Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on December 22, 1971 · 35
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Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut · 35

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Wednesday, December 22, 1971
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Inmate Ends Protest By LAWRENCE RASIE D ANBURY - An inmate climbed down Tuesday from a 150-foot water tower at the federal prison here after a 1014-hour protest that he was being denied his right to extradition hearings on charges brought against him in New York. Fortunato Joseph Chiofalo, 33, formerly of Los Angeles, Calif., vd'untarily c'LTsbe-i down from the tower at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday. He spent the night in the infirmary at the Federal Correctional Institution and, after being released in "good health" Tuesday, was taken to Riverhead, N.Y., to face five. Weicker Sees Hope In Dollar Devaluation U.S. Sen. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., R-Conn., Tuesday saw the devaluation of the dollar greatly benefiting Connecticut in its export business and the proportionate uplift in unemployment. But he listed unemployment as the continuing number one problem facing the state. "I don't want to be fourth in per capita income during wars, but third in unemployment ,when wars are over," he told a Hartford news conference Tuesday. "Connecticut has too much in the way of skills to be so dependent on the war industry," he added. He announced he has created a specia division in his Washington office to work exclusively on unemployment problems in the state, both legislatively and administratively. He implied its function would be to secure as much federal help for state towns and cities as possible. In other positions or opinions announced during a wide-ranging news conference, Weicker said: Judge Reserves Decision On Convict's Unique Plea U.S. District Court Judge T. Emmet Clarie Tuesday reserved decision on the appeal of a 34-year-old convicted bank robber who claimed a statement by his lawyer caused him to plead guilty. ( During Tuesday's hearing, Richard G. Sweezey, formerly of Boston, Mass., dropped another of his claims that he was under the influence of drugs on the day of his guilty plea,1 March 19, 1965, in front of the same Judge Clarie. Assistant U.S. Atty. B. Blair Crawford said in court that he was prepared to call five witnesses, including two FBI agents, a convicted co-conspirator, a defense lawyer, and a doctor, to rebutt Sweezey's claim that he was under the influence of drugs. Claims Misinformation Sweezey, who was represented Tuesday by court-appointed counsel, Igor I. Sikorsky Jr., then decided to forego that grounds of appeal. He next argued that his former defense lawyer's statement that he would receive a maximum 35-year sentence, instead of a 25-year penalty, had forced him to plead guilty. According to Sweezey, his lawyer, Henry D. Marcus, told him that piece of information 25, miles Installation of Linings Correct Brake fluid Level Repack Front Wheel Bearings Inspect Entire Brake System f." 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The detective could not explain the other charges. j Chiofalo is serving a three-, year term on a conviction of A ticket including U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine and U.S. Rep. Wilbur Mills of Arkansas is likely to carry the Democratic hopes into the 1972 presidential campaign. The United Nations is in the "shakiest state of its career" because cf its inability to act in the Mo-Pakistani war. He said the U.N. has "to make more sense." There is no philosophical difference between himself and Gov. Meskill and that they have a good relationship. The Republican party, in the state and nation, has to get "an image of being more human . . . more involved in people problems." He intends to campaign through New England in an effort to attract young voters into the Republican party. He believes that, to civil rights activists, President Nixon's record is not good on paper, but that, in the area of housing and education, his record is strong. before his trial was completed. The convict said it convinced him that if he pursued the trial he would get a full 35 years instead of possible lenient sentence for making a plea. When Sweezey did plead guilty, Judge Clarie sentenced him to 18 years behind bars. Sweezey is presently serving the time at the federal prison in, Leavenworth, Kans. Apparently, according to one news report of the trial at the time, Sweezey was at least aware that a sentence of considerably less than 35 years could be imposed. While one government witness was testifying on March 17, 1 1965, Sweezey interrupted the 1 testimony in a protest and was quoted as remarking, "This man is talking stuff that will put me away for 20 years I want to defend myself." i At the time, Judge Clarie had to warn Sweezey to stop his interruptions. Denied Once After his sentencing, Sweezey was denied an earlier appeal by Judge Clarie; however, later the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals remanded the case back to the judge for a hearing on the convict's complaints. Sweezey, Anthony F. Kusy, 30, and Henry D. Morin, 35, both of Hartford, were originally charged with the $24,698 holdup of the Farmington Avenue branch of the Mechanics Savings Bank on Sept. 3, 1964. Kusy was the only suspect found innocent of the charges, but is presently serving prison time in connection with another robbery. Get Ahead Of The Pack on Connecticut's Own FULAR BEAM Pols ft No waiting for repair parts. One year guarantee on any defective part. All models in stock and on display. Stop in for a demonstration ride. Open 7 days a week till 9 p.m. Stafford Sales & Service 380 West Main St. Stafford Springs, Conn.. ' We service what sell on Tower hiding assets in bankruptcy. Told early Monday he would be tsken to New York on the o'hir , charges, he climbed a leg of the water tower on prison grounds to protest the alleged practice of New York authorities taking prisoners from Danbury to New York withont extradition pro-( ceedings. Prison officials, however, said Chiofalo was not enticed to ex-1 tradition proceedings. They said ' he was convicted this May of the bankruptcy charge in U.S.' District Court in central Califor-I nia ind hai been sentenced to the Federal Correctional Center, at Terminal Isbnd. Calif. j Suffolk County, N.Y., authori-1 i ties then filed a warrant against ! him there. The spokesman at! the Danbury Federal Correc-! Chiofalo then asked for a "speedy trial." Have Agreements j Under the "speedy trial" sys tem, federal authorities have agreements with some states to cooperate in bringing prisoners to trial quickly in courts of' those states. I Chiofalo was thus transferred to Danbury on the Suffolk County charges. Chiofalo late Tues- day was being held without bail ;by Suffolk County authorities,1 who had not set a court date, i Danbury Associate Warden ; Charles Benson said Chiofalo! ' came down from the tower of his own accord. j He will face no added charge because of the tower incident, Benson said, although an investigation is under way and "disciplinary action" may be taken against him. Enrollment On Decline In Colleges Fall enrollments in the 26 Connecticut independent colleges and universities dropped for the first time in state history this year, while total higher education enrollment increased 2.3 per cent from the previous year j to a 130,589 total. I In the public sector, where the number of institutions increased by one to 21, total enrollment rose by 4,529 to a new high of 79,338. I The figures include all full time and part-time and unclassified students. In the private sector, where the number of institutions decreased by three to 26, total en rollment decreased by 610 to 51,251. The decrease of 1.2 per cent compares cloself with a 1.5; per cent enrollment decrease in the nation's private universities reported last week by the Car negie Commission for Higher Education. Costs a Factor Dr. Charles E. Shain, presi-i dent of Connecticut College and jhead of the Connecticut Confer-'ence of Independent Colleges, ; attributes the decline to the i"cost differential" between private and public institutions, j Since the 1970 opening fall figures were compiled, two private colleges, Silvermine College of Art and College of Notre Dame, have ceased operations and one. Berkeley Divinity School, has merged with Yale University. One new public college, Qui-; nebaug Valley Community Col lege in Danielson. began opera-; tions last September, j Shain said the enrollment fig-lures show that the state is not using efficiently the resources ' nf iha nritroto inctiiuf innc Piii V, till. riAVUIl. JIlOlilLUblVULfi A 11 ivate college administrators have maintained that the state jean save money by paying the j private colleges to educate stu-; dents rather than building new ' public colleges to meet in creased demand. A dragonfly can sense a movement 40 feet away. V'l2 -Ae'W.Jfl a - n g?i ti m ir . m oi u sii m ril 10 una 0! an?,." SttVis mm Olin niorSgfi Ripped by Firemen are busy around a Argenteuil, about 10 miles from after a gas explosion killed at about 10o Tuesday (AP). mars' rmnm cm m mm -m mi mm m mm 1 mm mm w m m mi m mm -m mm m m Whenyoi If Mr- '' V-5' - a liffew ::sm I mi life : IMil 4 ass rssia". r. hi u.!aik. 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Nielsen of the Department of Animal Diseases at UConn was elected to the post at the organization's annual meeting earlier this month in Denver, Colo. The college has 290 members in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia and New' Zealand. It is responsible for conducting the certification ex-i aminations of veterinarians in the specialty of pathology. i In New England there are 18 j certified veterinary p a t h o 1 o-gists, including four each at the University of Connecticut and Harvard and two each at Yale, Tufts and MIT. 1 L'p THE HARTFORD COURANT: Wednesday, December 22. 1971 "We weren't sure how we were going to do it before, now we can," he said. The young Brajczewski, who lives at 87 Josephine Terrace,! isn't going to retire. "I just have to have something to do," he said. Adam is a native of Poland and came to the United States in 1913. He earned his citizenship by volunteering for service in World War I. He served in France 10 months until he was wounded. 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