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" 4r- 2nd ED, 60 THE HARTFORD COURANT: W.rfnwrf.y, OefcE.r llltTf 7o2 Torrington House 65 Primary Recount Still Leaves Questions By NEAL YATES TORRINGTON - Although a Tuesday recount of the votes in Monday's Democratic primary still gave a 1,040-1,039, one-vote victory to John A. "Tony" Mis cikoski over Addo E. Bonetti for tht 65th Assembly District nom mauon, confusion reigned at City Hall. There still is no clear-cut victor. Complicating the one-vote vic tory was the discovery by pri mary officials Monday night that a Republican woman had voted illegally, a voting ma chine had been tampered with, and an absentee ballot had been deposited in but not picked up from the City Hall post office box before polls closed, a vote that reportedly was for Bonetti. After the recount, Bonetti re affirmed his intention to retain legal counsel and appeal the re sults m Superior Court. Republican Voter According to confirmed reports from Democratic primary officials, a woman came in to vote Monday. She went to the checker and gave her name. The checker was unable to find the woman's name on the official voting list. The woman insisted that she lived Within the 65th District and therefore could vote. A second checker, stepped into the discussion and informed . the initial checker that the women lived in the same build- ' ing as she herself did and therefore was, indeed, qualified to vote. The woman was allowed to vote. What no one apparently Dothered to ask was whether the Deaths ANGELO F. DEDIO TORRINGTON - Angelo F. Dedio, 75, of 77 Harrison Ave., died Tuesday in Charlotte Hun-gerford Hospital shortly after being admitted. Born in Albany, N. Y, Dedio came to Torrington in 1915. He was a machinist for Anaconda American Brass Co. and for the Torin Corp., retiring eight years -ago. , He was a member of the St. Peter's Holy Name Society., He leaves his wife, Mrs. Julia Williams Dedio and a son, Douglas Dedio, both of Torrington. The funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. in the LaPorta Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., and at 10:45 in St. Peter's Church. Burial will befin St. Francis New Cemetery. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 p.m. and after 7 P-rn. MAGRUTER CRAIGHEAD SALISBURY -Magruter Craighead, 87, of Hamilton St., former management engineer for Stevenson, Jordon and Harris of New York City, died Saturday in Geer Memorial Extended Care Facility in North , Canaan after a long illness. Born in Carlisle, Pa., he had lived in Salisbury for 30 years. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Geor-gina Craighead of Salisburyr a son, Lincoln Craighead of Fairfield; two daughters, Mrs. William Saner of East Brunswick,! N.J., and Mrs. Gordon Donaldson of Lincoln, Mass.; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorial services are Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Salisub-ry Congregational Church with the Rev. Charles Ranson officiating. Memorial dodnations may be made to the church. woman was a Democrat or a Republican. She was a Republican. As if this fact wasn't enough of a problem, inspection of the voting machines after the polls closed showed that one of the machines had been tampered with during the day. By state law, when no candi date is endorsed by the town committee, as was the case here. The too row is marked "no endorsed party candidate" and is locked so as to prevent its use. The two candidates then are listed in the two rows below the top one. On one machine, the lock holding the top row lever in place had been forced off with what appeared to be a screw driver from the marks. Two votes were cast sometime dur ing the day in this top row. The votes were registered but no candidate received them and they were wasted. ' Absentee Ballot According to a report from a variety of sources throughout the city, a postal worker in Tor rington, whose son attends col lege, out of town, carried his son s absentee ballot by hand to the local post office where he processed it according to law and deposited it in the City Hall's post office box Monday afternoon. No one apparently checked the posi.- office oox Defore the polls closed Monday night and the ballot was picked up Tues day morning and declared in valid. The vote, according to all reports was cast for Bonetti. Possible Results There apparently are several possibilities that could result from court action on Bonetti's soon-to-be-filed appeal. Another primary could be ordered, a tie could be declared andor the election of the 65th Assembly District could be postponed. The election is scheduled Nov. 7. Two Incumbents Because of the confusing reapportionment throughout the state, which caused the two incumbent Democrats to be thown together into the new district in the first place, the primaries were held much close? , to election day than would have been the case under ordinary circumstances. Therefore, by declaring the primary invalid, a question remains whether enough time for another primary is available before Nov. 7. ! Should the 65th District ballot not be included in the Nov. 7 election, there reportedly is a possibility of legal action being taken by supporters of the Republican nominee, Edwin "Ted" Chadwick, who did not have to enter a primary and is ready to stand or fall on Nov. 7 as scheduled. man of the Democratic party troversy and confusion over re-and the Democratic registrars apportionment throughout the of voters in the presence of at . t th ta . . that went into compiling the of East Windsor PTO Plans Supper, Open House Event ficial list of registered voters least three "disinterested" indi viduals. rrrin.. ,. IUl" " Primary f nrinwrv hHi Mi.!lcouId not vote because they kowski primary battle, Misct said, "I expected at Should the admittedly illegal least 3,000 people to turn out. A Republican vote be discounted and a tie be declared (if it can be proven that the illegal vote went to Miscikoski), the decision would not rest in the secretary of state's office, as had been reported, but would be decided in Torrington, according to City Clerk Robert M. Phal-en's interpretation of state statute. Phalen said that since the 65th District is composed entire lot of people said I would win by a landslide. Some landslide-one vote." Later Miscikoski, a 16- year veteran of the state legislature, complained that the voters "don't care about your record, it just doen't matter to them." Bonetti said he expected to win, but knew "it would be close." If another primary is called for, Miscikoski said he would were not within the 65th District and a razor-close primary that failed to give the voters a clear-cut victor. Neither Miscikoski or Bonetti yet know which of them will return to the State Capitol for the next two annual sessions, the people don't know who will represent them, and 21-year-old Republican Ted Chadwick doesn't EAST WINDSOR - The Broad Brook School PTO pot-luck supper and open house will be Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria, said Mrs. James Neville, co-chairman. Those attending are asked to even know yet who he Is run- throgh Ga main disn. mng against in the election less.throueh P. salad: O throueh Z. than three weeks away; Honored Louis E. Chester of 178 Circle Drive and Jerome R. Bacca of 269 Edgewood Drive were honored at a recent conference in Pennsylvania for sales achievements for the John Hancock Insurance Co.. Both are members of the Torrington branch agency at 1315 Main St. Complete optical service. Emergency repairs. Brown's Optical, 55 South Main, Torrington, 482-4731. Advt. dessert, In conjunction with observance of National Education Week, an open house of all classrooms is scheduled after the supper, Mrs. Neville said. Mrs. Neville also said the Broad Brook School PTO bowling league is now in operation and meets Thursdays at 12:15 p.m., at Ten-Pin Bowl, South Windsor. Ten-pin Bowl is donating six trophies, one of which is for the most improved bowler. Members are donating 15 cents each week to present to the PTO at the end of the year', said Mri. Neville. PTO officers elected for the year are Nicholas Migneault, president; Rosemary Kleimann, secretary; and Joan Brown, treasurer. Open House There will be an open houss for parents at East Windsor High School, Oct. 25, said Philip I. Morton, principal. Teachers will be in their classrooms and Student Council members will, "serve as hosts and hostesses to their parents for the occasion," Morton said. The annual East Windsor ecu menical Christmas bazar will be Nov. 18 and will include worn ens' groups from all East Windsor churches. This year's bazar will be in-East Windsor High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon will be served in the school cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ly of Torrington residents, the 'conduct his campaign "entirely office being sought is legally a differently" but Bonetti said he "municipal" one as opposed to! was happy' with the way his a statewide office. If this is so,! workers had gotten out the vote. state statute allows for a tie to 1 but added "we will just have to oe semea Dy me drawing of lots press a little harder." to be, conducted by the chair-l So, after many months of con Winsted Circuit 18 Judge Disposes Cases Slated for Jury Trials WINSTED Judge Joseph J. ,,,,d wntenetd to 0 days, impend- rWnonclroa nr..; - 00 CMr operating under Wi- ies of cases originally scheduled for jurytrials were disposed of without trials in Circuit Court 11 Tuesday. Robert M. Ruzbasan, 26, of 531 Clearview Ave., Torrington, pleaded guilty to charges of fourth degree larceny and interfering with an officer. Sentencing was postponed to Nov. 20 pending a pre-sentence investiga tion. The state declined to prosecute charges of breach of peace and escape from custody, Anthony J. Borrelli, 23, of 680 Migeon Ave., Torrington, forfeited a $250 bond on a series of charges. They included operat ing under suspension, reckless driving, failure to obev orders of officer, failure to obey red trattic signal, failure to obey stop' sign and passing within 100 feet of intersection. Othtr Casei Laurence J. Florlo, 13, of AlTft Main St., Torrington, was fined $250, with $150 remitted, on a chargt of oosiassion of comronea oruoi, and $20, remitted, on a chargt of intoxication. Tha state dee-lined to prosecute charge of breach of peace. Reginald W. Bell, 11 of Rt. 25, Lltch- Selectmen Thanked by Yolanda Barrett Signup Deadline Listed TORRINGTON - A Nov. 15 .considered, a spokesman said, deadline for application to the! Two Greek classics, "Anti-University of Connecticut's local ??.e" and "0edipus the King", branch for .the spring semester has been announced. Branch officials said Tuesday, anyone wishing to register an application for the 1973 spring semester must do so with the admission's office at the univer sity's main campus at Storrs no later than that date. Admission applications submitted after Nov. 15 will not be will be film presentations bv the Classics Society of the UConn branch this year, il was announced Tuesday. "Antigone" is scheduled to be shown on Oct. 26 and "Oedipus The King" will be shown on Nov. 2. Both showing will be in the branch lecture hall at 8 p.m. open to the general public, there will be no admission charge for either film. 'Headless Horseman' To Open Season TORRINGTON- A Hartton Washineton Trvina's Opera Theater presentation of! "Legend of Sleepv Hollow." a "The Headless Horseman" on classic of American folklore set Nov. 4 and 5 will be the first! in the Hudsnn Rivr Vaiw in pension. He, was also fined $15, remitted, on a charge of operating unregistered motor vehicle. Prosecution was declined on charge of misuse of plates. Robert B. Bushey, 39, of 14 Linton St., Torrington, was fined $350, with $150 remitted, on a charge of operating under the Influence of liquor or drugs. The state declined to prosecute charge of third degree larceny In the case of Leroy Wood Jr., 29, of 75 Wrlghf Road, Torrington. Prosecution was also declined on a charge of fourth degree larceny In the case of Alfred O. Duszak, 20, of 105 We-tertown Road, Thomaston. Edward W. Hoadley, 29, of U Forest-view Drive, Wolcott, was fined $150. with $100 remitted, on charge of fourth degree larceny. Other cases included William O. Murphy, 23, of MillbrooK Road, speeding, $50, fine, with $30 remitted; John C. Stemm, 30, of 139 Dorchester Ave., Wat-erbury, operating without license, $10 fine, operating unregistered motor vehicle, $10 fine and misuse of registration plates, $10 fine, with all fines remitted; Robert W. Rylander, 40, of 19 Millard St., Torrington, speeding, $80 tine with $40 remitted; Milton W. DIdsbury, 23, of 65 Main St., Thomaston, speeding, $50 fine and passing in no passing zone, prosecution declined; Joseph L. Kocsis, 22, of 93 Cherry St., Torrington, operating under suspension, $150 fine with $100 remitted, and Improper use of license, prosecution declined; Curtis Blakeslee, 44, of 159 Belmont Drive, Torrington, evading responsibility, $50 fine, operating under the influence, prosecution declined, failure to drive in established lane, prosecution declined. Bonds were forfeited In other cases originally scheduled for lurv trials In eluding Louis Zeller, 25, of 97 Franklin St., Torrington, disorderlv condurt. Reginald W. McLellan, 25, of Rt. 272, Norfolk, operating unregistered motor vehicle and misuse of marker elates. $30; and James J. Connole. 24. of Shef. field, Mass., failure to obtain Connecti cut registration and failure to obtain Connecticut license, $40. Regular Docket During a regular docket of casei Turn. day, Thomas X. Tardlff, 22. of North Main Street, was fined $40 with $30 remitted, on a charge of soeedlna He wm also fined $20, remitted, for ooeratlna with unsafe tires. Bonds were forfeited In other r in. eluding Ronald P. Beaulleu, 23, of 225 WINSTED - Newly named Democratic selectman Yolanda Barrett Tuesday night thanked "those who made it possible" and urged other women interest-ted in serving in local government "to let it be known." Mrs. Barrett became the second woman selectman in this town's history Monday night when she was unanimously appointed by GOP and Democratic seletctmen to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Democrat Eugene R. Nalette. Democrat Elizabeth H. Joy-ner was the first woman selectman elected here and held the post from 1963 to 67. "I feel grateful to those people who made it possible," said Mrs. Barrett Tuesday night, "I really and truly intend to do, to the best of my ability, what will be the best for the town and its people. That's what it's all about, isn't it?" Asked if there are any town problems that she wants to tackle first, Mrs. Barrett said "I really feel I should get my feet wet first, find out what it's all about. I'm sure there is a great deal to learn, but I will go at it with a great deal of interest." Urges Participation She urged other women to become active in town govern ment and said "I hope this is the beginning of other women in the community, who are interested in serving on committees, to let it be known, to become actively involved." "I think they have a lot of good ideas that will be beneficial to the community," said Se-lectman Barrett, "Woman might conceivably have a different idea or approach to problems. I think they have something to contribute to the town." A realtor, Mrs. Barrett is .of the Democratic Town Com- married to James C. Barrett, a cable splicer with the telephone company. The couple has two children, Stephen, 22 and Belinda, 21. Plans Resignation . Mrs. Barrett is vice chairman Four Men Arrested - In Breaks at Clubs Six Charged With Speeding WINSTED Four young men were apprehended here and in Torrington early Tuesday after they allegedly broke into the Torrington Gun Club in New Hartford and were caught later inside the Eastlawn Country Club in Torrington. Torrington police said three of the four were "apprehended in the Eastlawn Country Club" on Torringford West Street about 3 a.m. and it was "subsequently found they broke into the gun club." The fourth, Michael A; Vali-gursky, 18, of no certain address, got away from the coun-try club in a car.- State police said he was captured by Torrington and Winsted police after a high speed chase that ended in Winsted. The other three, all Torrington residents, were apprehended by Torrington police inside the country club. They were: Charles J. Bergin, 19, of Hotel Fiore; Robert M. Goddard, 21, of 220 Oak Ave.; and Stephen M. H&ssig, 17, of Hassig Road. A Torrington police spokesman said the four allegedly took money from the gun club on Richards Road, New Hartford. "They didn't get a chance at the country club," he said. "We happened to be there at the same time." State police said the four were charged with burglary and larceny in the alleged break at the gun club. Torrington police charged them with third degree burglary and attempted larceny in the country club incident. All were arraigned in Circuit Court 18 in Winsted Tuesday and their cases continued to Friday. They were held at the Litchfield Correctional Center in lieu of $2,500 bond each. Area School Officials Air Regionalization WINSTED -. Six were charged with Woodlawn Circle, East Hartford, failure , dUTUlg a radar Check On Main to drive In proper lane, $1i; Kent Kam-I c.- e i. . t,,- mermeyer, no age given, of 144 Holabird "ccl lu 'u " UCT Ave., allowing doa ta roam, tin: mH ' rlav T.ivu Cuilk... i a mi. .1 j . - wwiiiin, 40, qt DiecKDerry Kiver. North Canaan. tires, $25. operating with itudded 'Showtime USA' Tabs Available in Area WINSTED - Tickets children s event in the 1972-73 season for the Nutmeg Founda tion for the Performing Arts, a spokesman said Tuesday. 1 Performances will be in the Vogel School Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 5. The one-act operetta is based the early 1800's. Stephen Vincent Benet adapted the story with the music written by Douglas Moore. Tickets for the operetta will cost one dollar and are available at the Country Cousin, several stores or at the foundation in Torrington or Litchfield. are Arrested were: Kenneth Cot ton, 30, of Rt. 44, East Canaan; Jerry Alexander, 22, of Prock Hill, Colebrook; Reginald Currier, 32, of West Main Street, Winsted A bout 25 members nersons f six area school boards met speeding nere Tuesday night to discuss regionanzation." Winsted School Supt. William F. Risley said as the meeting began in Green Woods School, "This is an informal discussion to talk about the possibilities of regionalization or regional cooperation." Risley added "most of those Senate 5 Canaan! John Winn. 22. of Hill - , , - , ..... ... available from- Kiwani rinh side Street Norfolk; Donaldine ete are prpoauiy uuerestea in members for the U.S. Navy Bouchez, 39, of Grant Station Band's "Showtime USA" hereiRoad: and Bruce Chamberlain, Thursday with a student per-33' East Litchfield. Road, formance at 4 p.m. and another Harwinton. , for adults at 8 in Gilbert School ! A1 are scheduled to appear in auditorium. Circuit Court 18 Nov. 7. Tickets are available at the regional cooperation. But he said "It's quite a turnout, more than I expected." Towns represented included: Winsted, Barkhamsted, Cole- brook, Norfolk, Hartland and the Northwestern Regional School Board. There were no representatives from New Hart ford present in early minutes of the meeting although represent-j atives had been invited. mittee and serves as a member of the town's Board of Tax Re view. She said Tuesday night sh will resign as a member of the Review Board even though there is some question of whether she could still serve on the board and be a selectman. Town Atty. James L. Glynn said Tuesday the town charter does not specifically prohibit Mrs. Barrett from holding both jobs. But he said "it appears it would be the intent of the chart er that a person shouldn't serve as a paid officer on one hnarrl anrl h a splectman " Her resignation will not be immediately, because the Board of Tax Review does not ..have sessions until after the grand list is completed. ; "It doesn't make any difference," she said, "we don't have any sessions until the first part of next year anyway." 4 Active in Democratic. leadership here, Mrs. Barrett served on the Site Selection and Planning Commission for Court Fa cilities in Litchfield County dur ing the. term .off.,uov. jonn Dempsey. She has, never run for political office. Although she dedclmed com ment Tuesdady night on local problems that might be of concern to her, selectman Barrett said "Why don't you ask me about the war?" About Vietnam, " she said, "I'm against the war. It's a strong feeling I have had. I've been saying that probably about four or live years." ; -Accidents Police said there were no injuries reported in two accidents here Tuesday. Cars driven by James E. Kelly, 22, of West Hill, and Trudy A. Whipple, 16, of 91 Waldron St., collided on Main Street at 1:56 p.m. Police said a car driven by Audrey Kelsey, 38, of 21 Colony Drive was involved in a minor one-car accident on Main Street at 11 a.m. Details of the acci dents were not revealed. There were no arrests. Jackson Favors Zoning Law State Sen. Jay Jackson, D-5th S.feT&lr Isaacson BuUdmg- f. Men Shop, the YMCA and J.B.Cn1,l Tn Tnantc Nichols Grocery Tppv alw -m'OUlU 10 lenaillS De som at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Ki- wams Scholarship and Youth Activities Fund. Snfffield Students May Follow Etherington Guide WINSTED Announcement was made Tuesday that D. John and Marion Vaccari will buy the business and building of Isaacson's New York Department Store at Main and Elm streets effective Nov. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Vaccari are By SIB SAWYER .partment to discuss with stu-SUFFIELD - Students inter-' dents issues of interest to them, ested in learning more about I and. to helP fa them of their the state government may havei:Z " " Y01C1S an opportunity to study enactment of Etherington legislation, from bill writing to eventual passage of a law, according to Suffield Academy . history instructor Bruce Hamilton. Thomas B. Coates, executive assistant to Gov. Thomas J. Meskill was a guest Friday of the Current History Club, for which Hamilton is faculty advisor. Coates participated in a question and answef session with club members, and offered his services in the study of lawmaking processes. The club meets as a part of the school's weekly student activities program. , Coates, a Suffield graduate and former history student of present headmaster Paul G now or in the near future Etherington Report Asked what executive assist-antship to the governor involved, Coates said that he was appointed by Meskill in October 1971 to implement the recommendations contained in the re port by the Governor's Commis sion on Services and Expenditures, known as the Etherington Report. Coates told the group that the commission was created by the governor's first executive order after taking office.' -.- . It was charged with the task of examining all the 250 agencies in the executive branch of state government, and of making specific recommendations to increase efficiency in the government. Staffed wholly by volunteers Sanderson Jr.. was asked by the 68 of them executives in such headmaster and the History De-1 firms as IBM, Xerox and Pratt and Whitney, Coates termed the commission members "very, very sharp people. "The group was chaired by Ted Etherington, once ' president of the American Stock Exchange and of Wesleyan University. The papers picked up his name and attached it to the report," Coates said. Report Recommendations Within the report are 829 recommendations which, if all are implemented, would result in annual recurring savings of $153,000,000, plus $50,000,000 in one-time savings, Coates told his listeners. ' : , Agency Grouping Queried by the students about the nature of the recommendations, Coates said that some were "very progressive." He cited one, which seeks total reorganization of the present boards and commissions, reducing them from 250 in number to nine. This would be done, he said, by "similiar functional groupings," of agencies At present, he pointed out, eight separate departments are isvolved in the delivery of social services within the state. Voates hopes to see this situation corrected, and to that end the Commission on Human Services, of which he is unpaid administrative secretary, is in the process of writing new legislation , Proposed Legislation , The proposed legislation must be presented to the governor no later than Jan. 1. Coates offered interested students the chance to visit committee meetings, attend hearings, and study the entire pro cess through which this bill must pass before it can be voted on in the legislature. Asked about the success of implementation so far, Coates replied that the state has already been saved about $15,000,000. "The potential is there." he said, "for many more millions which will ba saved." he will work for zoning legisla tion for Avon and Simsbury which will require an applicant for a zoning change to reveal, under oath, all interested parties in that change. Jackson introduced and helped pass similar legislation in West Hartford becase "public trust in our zoning regulations had reached a low ebb." "Straw man deeds and other were casting nwnprt nf Vnnno Fachinne at 388 Main St . in th Tsaarson .irregularities Building. .doubts on many huge projects The Isaacson Building also l"ai requirea zone cnanges," fronts on Elm Street and con-ihe sa!d addinS h wa pressing tains four stores: Silvernob Limited. Speziale Barber Shop, Ritter Finance System and Lavender Blue Salon of Beauty. Joseph Isaacson, store owner, has been a prominent businessman here 53 years. The business was started by his parents, Hymand Gussie Isaacson, and his uncle in 1900. Ramp Work Calls For Lower Pond for the law because "every citizen has a right to know." "Zoning in West Hartford under Republican control was in a shambles prior to my election to the Senate," he said. Jackson is runing for re-election against State Rep. Nicholas Lenge, also of West Hartford. 'The opportunities for profit are so tremendous when a zoning change is granted the public must be eternally vigilant to insure that the public trust is not violated," he said. He called the zoning disclosure law, which he promised to introduce during the next m- session, a "helpful tool to sure citizen control." Town zoning commissions -e-quire that the applicant for a zoning change be the owner of the property involved or. an agent of that owner. "We don't require affadavits from persons presenting the applications saying they are really the agents of the owner or lists of members of corpora tions who are applicants," Richard Hines, chairman of he Avon Zoning and Planning Com mission said Tuesday. "But to my konwledge, the procedure has never been abused," he added. Senate 3 Constitution Amendment Proposed As voters puzzle over the new household word Tedistricting" and try to determine just who is representing them, State Sen. Lewis B. Rome, R-8th, Tuesday! announced a "new vehicle to bring representation back home and end all the confusion." The new "vehicle," a pro- WINSTED Park Pond in posed amendment to the Consti- Winchester will be lowered be- tution, concerns composition of tween two and three feet to fa- the House of Representatives cuitate installation of a boat and provides for a representa launching ramp within the next tive from each town. week-and-a-half, according to1 The proposed bill to be intro-Theodore Bampton of the De-!duced by Rome, who is cam- partment of Environmental Pro tection. The lake will be allowed to refill when the installation is completed, he said. a second term. paienins for savs in part: "The House oi Representatives shall consist of one member from each town, each of whom shall be an elec tor residing in the town from which he is elected." To insure that towns have voting power proportionate to their size, Rome's amendment also stipulates: "The weight of the vote of each member of the House of Representatives shall jtrictcs consistent with federal be in the same proportion as the; Constitutional standards, such population of the town , from plan to be decennially analyzed which he is elected bears to the after the 10-year census to population norm, or that figure j" preserve a proper apportion- which would result if each town ment of representation.' Rome has included in his bill a clause which would continue the assembly districts as now established by law until the next general election following the adop tion of his amendment. Rome's bill also provides for establishment of senatorial dis- has the same population, based on the total population of the state as determined by the most "Each town under my bill will have a better means of direct communiccation, enabling a un- recent decennial census of the j ity of action not possible under United States." the present assembly district The further allay coufusion,' plan," Rome said.

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