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rw THE HARTFORD COURANT: Saturday. 3Jy 24, T97f & 4th ED, Farming on Study Urges Housing 'Flexibility' FARMINGTON - Establishing a housing authority here would provide the least expensive housing for citizens 62 years and older, but the town should be flexible enough to provide other types. These are two recommendations of a six-months study of housing needs of older citizens here, which will be turned over to the Town Council at its Tuesday meeting at 8 p.m. at Town Hall. The 10-man committee, headed by Chairman Robert Horan, a member of the Town Council, says the town should start scouting sites for housing for senior citizens, including areas where high-rise buildings can be utilized, such as the redevelopment areas of Unionville Center. The report finds the proposed Tunxis Homes Apartments planned eight-story, 8)-unit, $125 a month rental, a "reasonable" solution to meet the needs of some older citizens because, it says, there is no safety problem involved, the committee's main concern with such a project. Purchase Option But, says the committee report, Farmington's senior citizens also should have the option to purchase more costly housing if they can afford it such as single-family condominiums, but the housing should be tailored to meet the needs of that age group. Such needs are proximity to shoping, transportation, churches, cultural and medical facilities, and the social and physical needs of the residents. There are many available sites, according to the report, but zoning regulation would have to be amended to allow the use of the land for such purposes, particularly the high-rise buildings because zoning limits height. Part of the report is based on speculation, it admits, because although Farmington, according to the 1970 U.S. Census, has 1,500 persons over 62 in town, only 10 per cent have reacted to various Regardless, the experience of other communities has been similar, says the report, and when apartments for the elderly were constructed, they were quickly filled, and have exten sive waiting lists. Interest Expressed In town, 118 persons have expressed an interest in senior citizen housing, according to the report. At least 30 need housing in the $40 to $60 range, but the report says, there are probably many more. At least 18 admitted they have incomes of less than $4,000 a year. One of the problems in determining what is needed in the reluctance of elderly persons to divulge personal information concerning their health or financial situation. They consider such questions "an invasion of privacy," claims the report. Sites recommended for purchase now include one in Oakland Gardens; Farmington Village; south and north of the center off Rt. 10; between TunX' methods employed to find out is Street and Hotchkiss Road; in what kind of housing they want. I the Webster Street vicinity of Farmingtoii-Uiiloiiville Man Held in Strike Incident FARMINGTON - A 29-year-old East Hartford man was arrested Friday after a complaint that he allegedly threw a rock at an employe's car after the worker entered Whitnon Mfg. Co. off Rt. 6, where a strike has been in progress for five weeks. Philip A, Wheeler of 130 Nutmeg Lane was charged with willful injury to personal property and released on a $50 noncash bond. He is scheduled to appear in West Hartford Circuit ourt 16 Aug. 23. iwork force is picketing, with A spokesman for the union, 'half reporting to their jobs dai- United Auto Workers, said Fri day the comapny is unwilling to meet demands that the seniority provisions of a union contract be amended. The union was formed at Whitnon, which employs 28 persons, two years ago, and this is the second strike. The old contract ran out April 19, and failure to negotiate a new one triggered the present strike. About half the the company." ly. The union spokesman said a meeting is scheduled Monday with company officials for an- Plainville Avenue; off West Dis trict Road near the school; and the site in the urban renewal area. Sites recommended for ao quisition now for future needs include: West District Road. near the school and the site recommended for immediate pur- cnase; Kt. 4 near Brickyard Road; Rt. 6, near Farmington Estates and Mountain Road; in the area of the Irving Robbins Junior High School; and be tween Berkshire and Fairview Drives in the East Farms sec tion. The most positive housing in the works at the moment is the proposed Tunxis Homes in Un ionville Center, but the Town Council Tuesday night will have to decide whether it wants to waive $15,000 in potential taxes to permit it to be constructed President Stanley Erkson of Tunxis Homes told councilmen earlier this week his non-profit. church-sponsored group can only atiord to pay $7,000 if it is to keep rentals around $125 a month. He also said unless he gets a letter guaranteeing that the town will waive the taxes. he can't proceed further with planning because the federal government won't advance planning funds without it The council is expected to take action on both the report ana me request at its meeting, woman wanted for counter work and some typing. Call 673- tt Avis vvsiiifuuj viiiviuij iui I O r 1 1 l n other attempt at settlement. He 561 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., said wages are not involved, Whitnon Mfg. Co. makes spindles for "anything that turns," according to the spokesman, who said that although the stri kers are losing money, ' so is Avon Finance Records Undergo Review Farmington Advt. Ave. Cleaners. Summer clearance sale. Tre mendous savings for the entire family, up to Yz off. Dubow's Shoes, Plainville Shopping Plaza, Route 72. Open Tuesday through Friday 10-9, Monday and Saturday until 6. Advt. Avon AVON The town's A-l credit rating, reviewed last week in preparation for a $3,175,000 bond issue, may improve a notch or so. Town Manager Lowell D. Thomas, who said Friday the review result could be received early next week, says the town is "well below" its statutory debt ceiling. Thomas, First Selectman Edward Doyle, and George Post of the Connecticut Bank & Trust Company, took the town's municipal finance records to credit rating agencies in New York1 Nancy Stieber, daughter of City last Tuesday. iMr. and Mrs. Alexander Stei- While Thomas said he could 'ber, of 81 Stony Corners Circle, not guess what the result will be, he said a more favorable credit rating could help with the sale of bonds. The $3.2 million bond issue slated for sale includes $815,000 for purchase of renovation of Town Hall; $840,000 in road bonds and; the $1,520,000 middle school issue. While the middle school cost received a BS degree with honors from Radcliffe College at the 1971 Harvard commencement. Miss Stieber, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, majored in far eastern languages. She is a 1967 graduate of Avon High School. Hartford Courant routes available in and around Avon center. totalled $2.7 million state grants .Call Farmington Branch Office paid $1.2 million leaving the re- of The Hartford Courant, 673-mainder to be bonded. '2594. Advt. Canton Museum Advance Fund Drive Started CANTON The advance fund 1 of operation, has 26 life mem-drive for the Canton Historical bers and patrons with an annual Museum has started, according membership ranging from 315 to 325 families. The Canton His- Library Board Votes Against New Affiliation AVON The public library Board of Directors has voted against joining the Capitol Re gion Library Council for one year. Instead, the board elected to f-Wl Ted Schettler, of Oberlin. Ohio. left. Attv. Richard M. Hall of Staten Island, N.Y., center, and Dr. Gordon Van Ness, of Yonkers, N.Y., chat on board the Boston Filot Boat Thursday after the three men purchased her from the Boston Pilot's Association. The boat Big Plans for Boat has been active in Boston Harbor for 47 years guiding vessels into the harbor. The three plan to have the boat refitted and to sail it around the world next year. The craft was built in 1924 in Essex, Mass. (UPI). ' Berlin Tax Payments Return Slowly RFRT TN Tov nn imnntfi nnn J:i p a aa i - r; i ' i r i ,. BERLIN Tax payments are coming in "very slowly," Tax Collector Francis Motyka said Friday. Collections to date are $1,310,019, or just more than 25 per cent of the $5,037,859 to be collected. Motyka claimed the collec tions are running behind last year's figures at the three-quarter mark. He said the largest taxpayers and banks often wait to the last day to make payments, and the end of the months' mail may take several days to process. The Tax Collector's office is Judge to Order Welfare Notices Sent Recipients BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) - A federal judge Friday asked the New York Civil Liberties Union to propose an order he said he would sign, requiring the state notify welfare recipients who were denied aid under the new residence law that they are el igible for assistance pending a ruling on the provisions con stitutionality. Federal Judge Johni T. Cur- tm suggested the notices be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Today the office wilt be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon. On July 30, the office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and July 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, to accommodate those wishing to make payments in person and avoid a penalty. Dog Fees Town Clerk Harold F. Bomba reminds residents that the penalty on dog license fees increases by $1 on Aug. 1. About 1,500 of the towns 1,800 have been licensed to date, Bomba said. The Little League Auxiliary will meet Monday at 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Church Hall. Mrs. Robert Dornfried, Mrs. Vincent R o s s i 1 1 o, and Mrs. William Knapsack will be hostesses. The Timberlin Mens' Club's first annual family outing will be at th park Aug. 1 beginning at 3 p.ni A golf tournament for the "President's Cup" will be played jearlier in the day. Members hive been asked to register foif either event at the Pro Shop by Wednesday. Paul Cancellarini, of 2446 Wilbur Qoss Hwy., reported to police Friday that 40 feet of copper tibing had been stolen from his property. Tty D and R Service Station, at 1)60 Wilbur Cross Hwy., reported to police Friday that three bullet holes had been shot in fwo of its plate glass win-do v. tford Courant office has i mqlred to a new location at 12 g r Waiiincitnn ct m est.,;,, nome some aay AoVt. Avon to Mrs. KODert Menasian. i Letters have been sent to potential contributors who may wish to become life members or patrons of the museum. The museum depends solely on its fund drive to continue its existence from year to year. The advance fund drive will be f OTTiTk1 Vt r r Arsir t Anew loffrv solicitation. The museum, in its two years torical Society hopes to increase it life members and patrons substantially this year. The advance fund drive will continue officially until the end of this month but residents are welcome to join the society at any time. A contribution of $100, which is tax-deductible, enables a family to become a life mem ber and a contribution of $3.00 or more by a family qualifies as a patron donation. Mrs. William Baer, president of the historical society, said, "Museums depend on the energies, talents, and tremendous work of those directly involved. They survive successfully due to the continuous financial support of every local reident. The gen-rosity of everyone has been given to us in the past and that is the reason the Canton Historical Museum exists today." continue the services offered the in English and Spanish) Hartford Public and State u- nrivisino- nnniinntQ f tho rao braries. se, the board dedd-jan,, clearly statmg it is not cu, lureu iuutt uwu, , wulb known what will happen on the ence materials could be ordered mnttpr until after a snprial and obtained within 24 hours three-judge panel convenes next ana uie leieiype service was month, available, for college materials. I Curtin said he would make The board elected the follow-! the necessary additions and de-ing officers for the coming letions to the proposed written year: President, Mrs. Thomas order before signing it. He did J. Daly, First Vice President, Mrs. Barnard Tilson; Second Vice President, Hamilton Lee; Treasurer, Mrs. Norman Wheeler; Asst. Treasurer, Mrs. E. David Willerup, and Secretary Mrs. Dudley Beggs. Mrs. Tilson, Mrs. Beggs, Ed win Green, and Lee were elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms. Simsbiiry Hearing Planned on State Tax SIMSBURY - A public hearing is slated Thursday at 8 p.m. at Eno Memorial Hall on proposed tax bills being considered by the General Assembly. State Rep. Virginia Connolly and State Sen. Lewis Rome will discuss the merits and disad- L . - f fWf. in-. " vantages of the income tax, Gov. Meskill's proposed 7.5 per cent sales tax, and the compro mise package at 6 per cent with amendments. Questions will be -answered and an opportunity given to reg ister voter opinion in favor or against any of the proposed bills. Why Weight? Celebrate! That's how Kumba, the first baby gorilla to be born in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, spent her first birthday Thursday. However, it took two weigh-ins first in a basket, then on a foot scale with zoo volunteer worker to arrive at Kumba's exact weight of 23.5 pounds. Kumba is only the 15th baby gorilla to be born in captivity (AP). Deaths Sewer Booklets Mailed In Advance l)f Meeting AVON Informational bro-will consider resolutions chures on the sewer program, thorzing the town to borrow up au- and the proposed $4.7 million sewer appropriation werq mailed to all town residents Fri day. : The mailing, sent by the Sever Authority, is intended to briif residents on the sewer program, costs and scheduling and to discourage attendance at the tovn meeting slated Monday. (' The town meeting, at Middle School, will beein at 8 p.m. nd not indicate when it would be signed. The NYCLU had argued that applicants who were denied wel fare benefits because of resi dence should be informed of the pending case' and their eligibil pending case and their eligibil-' men were accused Thursday of ity since they, in effect, are ; rcxopivina $TCnnft worth in Y )v,v " T, 3 Men Accused In Stolen Stoc CaseinBayStite! NEW YORK (AP) - Ihree to $4,725,000 for Phase I of the sewer program. After the discussion the meet ing will adpourn to referendum Aug. 30. The brochures cover costs in- ment . . 1 at UDscuriry Is Medina's 1 Final Goal FT. MCPHERSON, Ga. (AP) - Capt. Ernest Medina would like to leave the Army and slip into obscurity if he is acquitted of the My Lai murders. But he savs the Army is a profession "I still hold in high esteem." "I had a promising career before this happened," the 34-year-old, black-haired Medina said in an interview held in the office of his top Army counsel, Capt. Mark Kadish. "I'd be foolish to say there would be anything left for me, even if I were to stay in. I wouldn't want the Army to hide me behind a file cabinet some where." The slender, quiet-spoken captain, whose court-martial begins Monday, has said he will get out of the Army if ac quitted. He is charged with murdering 102 civilians at My Lai in March 1968. Medina repeatedly was prohibited by his attorney from answering any : questions about My Lai or his trial. Does' he hope for anonymity when his trial ends? He nodded, but added softly, "I don't think it's possible." As for his plans for a civilian life if he's found innocent, Medina said, "I'll cross that bridge when I get there." Despite his shattered dreams of an Army career, the dark-eyed officer spoke in a composed, matter-of-fact tone about , the effect of the charges on his wife and children. "I was going to school under an Army program, I'd already , completed two years of college training and was going to get a college degree. "I had about 16 years in tha Army, I figured we could eventually retire and still have security. . "All that's gone now. Our i cnances ot naving our own lfe dav are enne. It's really difficult for a woman planning oh this. "All our, savings are gone. If the children wanted to go to college, I'd always planned on helping thm. .Now, they'll be on ' their 'own,.- dependent on scholarships,. . . . . . "These' are the effects of this," he continued. "I'd chosen the Army as a career.' It's a profession I still hold in high esteem. I, nevfer, would have thought about quitting." But, he added, his. usually impassiva face breaking into a wide grin, "I've still got mv two hands and I won't gJ on unemployment." -: i volved, explaining that the re-1 Medina is married - to a tall, quested appropriation does not j dark-blonde woman, , Barbara, represent the amount the town ( whose parents were East Ger- will actually bond but includes man refugees. He met her dur- expected federal and state gran ts of $2.6 million the expected cost to the town of $1.4 million and $725,000 to be paid by individual and usei1 assessments. The brochure reviews local eeds for sewer ? service and the criteria for sewer installa- plaintiffs in the class action, Curtin and Judge John O. Henderson, both of the Western New York District, and U.S. Circuit Judge Paul R. Hayes of New York will hear arguments on the law Aug. 9 in Buffalo. The spiraling legal challenge started early this month when the NYCLU brought suit in behalf of a migrant farm work er, Pedw Lopez, who brought MRS. PAULAUSKAS FUNERAL NEW BRITAIN - The funeral of Mrs. Agatha Paulauskas of 16 Seymour St., who died Thursday, will be Monday at 8:15 am at IT a rl nn 9 e TTnnoral Home, 280 Chestnut St., and at .fa.ml1? 0 the state and was in St. Andrew Church. Burial ldemed welfar,e s of the will be in St. Mary Cemetery. I one-year residencylaw. Calling hours today are 7 to 9 p.m. and 2 to 4 and Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. ANDRECHAK FUNERAL NEW BRITAIN - The funeral of Michael Andrechak, 35, of Torrance. Calif., formerlv of These bills will be discussed New Britain, will be Monday at ia; a n . . ... . in reiauon 10 me amount or : 15 a.m. at New Britain Memo money needed for state expen- Memorial Trip Runs into Snag ses for the fiscal year plus the deficit. Rep. Connolly said she feels every taxpayer should realize the magnitude of the tax prob lem and the ramifications of each tax proposal. This is the taxpayer's prob lem and he should understand thoroughly what he is supporting or opposing," Rep. Connolly said. Parade Tonight The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company winds up its three-day carnival tonight with a parade. The parade, starting at 7 p.m. at Redstone Drive, will conclude at the carnival grounds behind the Weatogue Firehouse on Rt. 10. A total of 39 marching units, nine bands, and novelty groups will participate Collects Hair SARNIA, Ont. (AP) - Bar- receiving stocks stolen from a Massachusetts woman and were released in bail by a federal magistrate. Two of the men were arrested by FBI agents in a Manhattan hotel and the third in a friend's apartment here Wednesday, according to ( the U.S. attorney's office. . 1 The stocks involved were 945 shares of Sears Roebuck & Co., which were stolen June 17 from the Westwood, Mass., home of Mae Lefevre, the FBI complaint said. The theft from Mrs. Lefevre also included 255 miscellaneous shares, bringing the total loss to more than $100,000. I The FBI said the arrested men were trying to arrange loans using the certificates as collaterol. The defendants were named as Dominick Ciambelli, 58, a OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) Don Daniels and Terry Sims said Thursday they'll con tinue their trip to New York to rial Fnnprnl Hnmp 441 Farm. 'seek support for a memorial to ington Ave., and at 9 in AllDiac? cowDoys, dm tney arent, theatrical agent, of the Lenox Saints Church. Burial will be in maKin mucn progress on Hotel. Boston, who was re st. Mary Cemetery. norseoacK aue to tne Texas flallim hnnrs are' 2 tn 4 anH 7,horse sickness epidemic. 0 Tl t A T r . i . inn iwo negroes irom rnoe-nix, Ariz., set out on horses I eight weeks ago to seek support jfor the memorial. They made it through New Mexico and the Texas Jan- handle, and reached the Okla- to 9 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Andrechak was a former resident of New Britain. He died in the California City July 20. HARRY E. HERMAN NEW BRITAIN - Harry E Herman of 118 Richard St. died homa border last week just in naay at Lexington Convales-time to be caught by the quar-cent Home after a short illness. I antine on horses from Texas Born in New York City, he entering Oklahoma. came to New Britain 50 years! The two hitchhiked on to Ok- ago and was employed at Fafnirilahoma City, where thev in Bearing Co. more than 20 years, tended to raise money for new retiring in 1958. He was a mem-horses to finish the trip. But leased on $7,500 bail; Bonnie V. Baker, 48, of 3536 North Mar-shfield St., Chicago, a former Air Force officer, who was freed on $1,000 bail, and Wil liam Zola, 54, of 2923 Fox Plaza, San Francisco, a "financial consultant" who was freed without bail. U.S. Magistrate Martin Jacobs set a hearing for Aug. 10. If convicted, the defendants could get 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Westbrook Boy Saved ByiLow Water in Well V 1 WESTBROOK - A low water table saved the life of a West-brook boy who fell into a well Friday morning. State police said Mark Lor- enz, 5, of West Palm Meadow Road, Westbrook, fell into a 15- foot-deep well near his home at about 10 a.m. Friday. The boy's mother, Barbara Lorenz, and an unidentified woman who stopped to help low ered a rope to the youth, who secured it around his body. The two women then pulled him to the surface. The youth suffered minor cuts on both wrists during the fall. Police said the water level in the well was relatively .low, about up to the boy's knees. "This was fortunate," sljid a spokesman at the Westbrook State Police Barracks, "because the boy did not know how-to swim. ing a castle-lighting ceremony in Heidelberg, when he was sta tioned in Germany before he became an officer. ... . They have three children, In-grid, 12, Greg, 10, and Cecil, 8; . Ansonia Firm Plans Layoff of 50 Employes ANSONIA m The II. C. Cook ; Co.; a manufacturer of manicure equipment announced Friday it, would be phasing out a number of operations at : its plant f here- over the next"- 10 months and would be laying off half its 100 remaining employes by Oct. 1. The company said the action was prompted by new requirements for pollution control and by the taking of some company property for a flood control project. ' A year ago, at its peak, the company employed about 250 persons. Cholera Kills 719 ACCRA (AP) An outbreak of cholera killed 719 persons in Ghana earlier in 1971, a Health Ministry spokesman told Parliament Honduras has resigned from the Central America Common Market. ber of St. Mary Church. that plan was nipped when the He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rose embargo on horses grew into Kindleman Herman; two sons, la complete quarantine because James Herman of New Britain of the spread of the horse dis- and John Herman of Farming-.ease. "We're going to (New York) if ton; a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Orsi of berlin; six grandchil dren; and 12 great-grandchil- walk," Daniels said dren. TVm funorol will a WtrAwt nf ,bara Thompson, a medical stu- 8:30 am at Haffev-Lvons Fu- dent at the University of West- neral Home. 60 Winter St. and 9 ern Ontario in London, is col- a.m. in St. Mary Church. Burial lecting old hair for use in her will be in St. Mary Cemetery, research on mercury con-' Calling hours are Sunday from 2 tamination. 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