Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on September 8, 1973 · 11
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Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut · 11

Hartford, Connecticut
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Saturday, September 8, 1973
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iiz 3rd ED, 12 THE HARTFORD COURANT: Saturday, Sptmbr , 1973 Coventry Crews Work on Project To End DralffiPrbblem COVIiTOYsrrsjfArt.extensivetper floor of Town Hall was ap-drainageyproj'ect fil under way I proved last month with bids re- I 7 , j A I at the Town Hall. The effort is being undertaken to alleviate drainage problems in the back portion of the lower level of the building. , The town contracted Streded Construction to clear earth from the foundation at the rear of the building and dig a ditch across the town office property around !. J . . prosDect the front parking lot near the' Xrs willbe Ser orchard section of the property J S0 " "nd Mark to a drainage ditch at the edge, , . of Rt. 31. : :. . ;anA, ...... . . Town road crew members ! Along with the patching of pot Friday sealed the cement por-j holes in town roads, projects tion of the building exposed and j ar anticipated to keep the town are due to lay stone and piping crew quite busy through the fall to eliminate the water problem, jmdnths, Pesce said, accordins to Street Sunt. Mi-1 Altogether about a half mile chael Pesce. j Particular concern was given to the lower vault area where dampness and seepage occurred during wet weather, Pesce said. About $300 worth of materials has been secured for the proj-ing a survey of the town to cored. Pesce said. It is anticipated I rect their voter lists. This ln- that labor costs will be consi derably more than that. The drainage project had to be accomplished before setting j those names listed on the voter a cement pad at the rear of the ! rolls. building for air conditioning I A voter .making session Is equipment, Pesce said. The air slated for today at Town Hall conditioning project for the up- i from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bolton Folding Club Donates Treasury to Library BOLTON The library was told Thursday night that the Democratic Women's Club is contributing its $91 treasury to the library. , The club recommended the money be used, toward the purchase of a piece of equipment. Librarian Ruth Gross advised the board thai; the library needs a paperback book rack and requested that one be purchased with the gift money. Another gift of $18 was received from the Junior Women's Club for the purchase of books. Clerk Honored Olive Toomey was honored Thursday at the 16th annual town clerk's election conference at Holiday Inn in Hartford. She received the Hall , of Fame Aslctford Building Official Offers Work After Pact Ends ASHFORD Building Insaec-1 tor Harold Weigold will continue to work for the town after his contract expires Sept. 14, it the town has not rehired him ori"UUiU ,mvc a" "maSc auu.c found a replacement for him, First Selectman Jules Girardet said Thursday. Girardet said he still is negotiating to share a building inspector with a neighboring town on a full-time basis. The Board of Finance approved the expenditure of $5,500 last month to cover Ashford's share of ,the building inspector's salary. Wei gold is a full-time building inspector in Mansfield. Girardet said he was "pretty sure" an inspector will be hired by Sept. 15. . Joint Zoning Officer Planning and Zoning Commis sion (PZC) Chairman Peter Marble said the PZC will decide Monday whether to combine the position of zoning enforcement officer and building inspector, Hiring tne same person for both Ellington Selectman Challenged To Candidate Debate ELLINGTON Democratic first selectman candidate Janet Batt has issued an invitation to Republican incumbent First Selectman Francis Prichard to de bate and Prichard said Friday he is giving the matter some thought Prichard said he would reply to Mrs. Batt's letter sometime next week. He has said from the day he announced his intentions to seek Prichard, Mrs. Batt said, "such a debate would be very informative to the voters of Ellington." She added that it "hopefully will generate more interest in the town election." MrsiiBatt suggested tie debate be in TowbiilaU "at a' mu tually itxnaiveniEiitoime" CJub,IoiCIcbrdterii ! The' Wortlan'slieiub will ccle'Thiise registering"' fodav will brate,''ltS':?5tlranniversary withdbeJ eligible to voteiln fhe special a portWkiippeiv'Wednesday.'flt1 election Tuesday, ' according to 7 pttm' in ittM'fCongregational! Mrs. Tremko. ' Chuftto. oriw ,9'jilo wo mn. u " Mementos bf the club s hfelwi-'Hking badi "to tWdays when ry wiH-Fbeon, display. Guest ;Rbnie' ruled'North,!Afrtca, Alge-speatoerrtU-illsrhjr Mrs. SbWynrians- still call foreigners ChaBdtetio American Airlinesi'Woumi." 'ah 'olcHWord for Ro- Jeans Min .defeated Oarreinfan. ceived for the work, Once the air conditioning equipment was in place, it would have been very difficult to dig out that section for drainage, Pesce said. The town crew will be involved in three other drainage rrniant& ohm it tium this . fall of pipe will be used to improve drainage conditions in town, he said. - Registrars Survey Local registrars of voters are now in the process of complet- volves both the south and north districts and a door-to-door check of occupants to confirm Award from the Connecticut Town Clerk's Association. Mrs. Toomey was assistant i town clerk to her husband David from 1933 to 1962. She became the town clerk after his after hi? death. , she continued in tnat position until she resigned in August 1972. : Peach Festival ! The Ladies Auxiliary of Bol-jton Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its peach festival from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the firehouse on Notch Road, j Tickets will be available at the door. There will be a bake sale during the festival, and punch will be sold. Orders can be packaged to take home. positions probably would save the town money, he said, Hiri two s arate ons , , . v . he or she would be responsible to the PZC, he said. . Girardet said he also was in favor of combining the two positions. Developer To Return Marble said the PZC . will meet with the Windham Hill Development Corp. at the PZC's October meeting. Last month Windham Hill President Walter Green presented the PZC with a "cluster development" proposal for its property on Rt. 44A. The proposed development would in clude land in Ashford, Willing-; ton and Mansfield. ! The PZC advised Green toj draw up plans since it said Green's proposed lots rcere less than one acre which is contrary I to zoning regulations Frier last weekend to take the women's stoles ' chamnionshin in the Ellington Ridge Country Club tennis tournament. Michael Atkins defeated Mar vin Wisenberg to win the mens' singles crown6 The final matches of women's and men's mixed doubles are scheduled this weekend at the country club. Ashford Voter Registration A voter registration session will be conducted in town Hall today arom 10 a.m. to noon, Rc-gistrar of Voters Francis Tremko said Friday. Persons may register for .membership in political parties lotttthttiBessii)n.'she said. 41.4 $ r -re f nmi) m - . Is ilr wsP' ,x n J,"iss 1 v'Vvv' r'i Cleanup begins Fridav after Thursday's tornado, which ripped through a 2.5 mile stretch of north Manchester and south Vernon. In top left photo, the roof of the Carlton Shorey home at 254 Taylor St., Vernon, rests on the porch of an un- Chaplin 3 Constables Will Appoint 3rd Selectman CHAPLIN - It appears that lVi UQflonmf fm third colnnlmnn will be filled by three Dem-!s bein Slve" V m flean" cratic constables, one of whom "P.f er the Thursday torna-mav be the one appointed. ! which. ca"sed a reat deal. ?f When Third Splertmnn Mi-;dama8e m the southern section chael Landeck resigned Aug. 6 the remaining two selectmen had 30 days to fill the vacancy nn thp hnnnl ancnrHinrr in dotal. election statutes ... Thu nnrmH 'j the selectmen have not because Landeck was a Demo-i crat, the selection must be made in a special session of all the town's Democratic officials who were elected at the same time. kSRSS 55 .KSDemocrats' 'Victory' Dance To Float tary of state's office in Hartford r '":,;;. Friday to seek advice. i She said she was told bv oneiTown Committee's "Cruisina tor'Bie C Raffle ot the office's attorneys that the onjy Democrats who'qualify un - aer tnese statutes to make the; appuimmem are tnree constables, Stanley Ereshenti, Henry Martin, and Doland Hiltren. Selectman Edward Garrison elected then are Republicans. Hiltgen was recommended in August to the selectmen as Lan-deck's successor bv the Demo cratic town Committee. First Selectman Edward irarrisnn had said he would follow the recommendation by appointing! further information concern-j St. B e r n a rd 's Home and Hiltgen at Monday's select-; ifirf tickets and bus chartering1 School Association has set Sept. men's meeting, but said Friday ' may be obtained by contacting 20 as the start of its weekly bin-after reading the statues again Fern Garafolo, 141 Evergreen gos which will be played every that this would be impossible, j - - : , ""iA'diilt Eveninsr-School cials. he said. o Hiltgen said Friday he would consult Mrs. Bourey to make sure the procedure h correct. ciables00"0- other two! date. CS SGt 3 meetins j Hiltgen said Martin is his de. u.o. itep, uonert Steele Hl-2) i ana John Savaee ' RpmihllranL.- -.i..mi- .r!t. n,..i .j;jn, , r '," r" t w iiocKviue mgn acnooi, ac- : ,. , ;- r candidate for the 50th District I . n f . A ling, multi-crafts, contract seat, will appear at 3:30 p.m. to-!cordins to Rona,d A' Koxuch' . bridge, sewing,, tailoring, knit-day at the firemen's fair. , director of continuing education, ting, crewel embroidery, Spa-Town GOP vice chairman I New courses added to the gen-; nish, French, . German, cake Grace DeVries said Friday the'eral curriculum this semester : decorating, needlepoint, cro- appearance at Hubbard's Fair - grounds, Rt. 198, will afford res-, idents the opportunity to qucs- tion both men. 130,000 Deer Killed WASHINGTON - Personal' decorations, Ellen Miffitt; foli-property, loss.es in "collisions of age and flowering house plants, wild '''animals' and "vehicles oniJohn Welply and Oriental cook- U.S. highways came to $10 mii-jing. lion in 1972. About 130,000' white-tailed deer were killed, State Helps In Tornado Cleanup VERNON State assistance, of town, Mayor Frank J. McCoy; announced Friday. ;, , j The mayor said all roads j which had been blocked by up-; rooiea trees ana Drancnes are Open, although in some places; appoint-joadways were- onIy a narrow " L uJ -ri-j Gov. Meskill's office Friday to see what help the town could get. He was told by Robert Leu-! VERNON The Democrat'ciRoad. ' . Victory Dinner-Dance" will ba Sept. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m.! aboard the River Queen Paddle-j wheeler, located at the Good' speed Opera House in East Had-dam. The price per couple will be $35. Included in the ticket price is the buffet dinner, dancing, open bar and a four-hour river cruise. Transportation to East dam bv chartered bus is avail-! fable at an additional charge. " I To Stage Registration VERNON - Registration in person for classes at the adult un-!evonm scn001 Wl11 1)6 conduct-'ness jed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at and their instructors include: career tvnin. Meikon Adams minor household repairs, Louis 'O'Mara; s:-uba diving. Art Ben- son; economics for the layman, Richard Lavatori; christmas Eva Canno Other courses are offered in: ithe following areas: typing, .j ' fib- Tornadoes9 occupied house across the street. In top right, Mrs. Marion Galant surveys damage to bedroom of her apartment at Oak- land and Manor Apartments on Tudor Lane in Manchester. Roofs were torn off at least seven buildings in the complex. ' Vernon ba, . executive assistant to the: governor, that the governor had instructed all state agencies to! give whatever help they could to the towns hit by the tornado. Raymond Sjostedt and Alan Hekking from the state Civil Defense and James Scheidler from the Deoartment of Trans- ponauon came 10 venion 10 m- sped damage': along with the mayor, Director of Public Works Andrew P. Tricarico and Police Chief Edmund F. Dwyer. To complete the cleanup in reasonable time and maintain regular services was! beyond the scope of town departments, the The Big "C" Club of St. Ber nard's Church is sponsoring the rattle ot a 1973 Cadillac and a trip to Bermuda for two. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $115 apiece. A dinner-dance for ticket holders will take place the night of the raffle Oct. 13. Tickets will be sold to parish-loners on a first come, first served basis. Joseph Saternis is Had-'chairman of a 10-memhpr tipkot committee. . Bingo Starts shorthand, 'bookkeeping data processing, basic fortran, busi- machines, welding, wood working, painting, sculpture, drawing, ballroom dancing, de- icounape and fWnrativp naint. chetina, batik, golf and leather- crafts. Residents will be charged $2 per course and non-residents $3 for one course and $3 for each additional course. Exceptions to these fees are listed in the class brochure.. ; General information may be obtained by calling the continu ing education office at Rockville j High School ; i limn $ v $ ; - Aftermath mayor said, both in respect to i men and equipment. : 'been damaged to the extent of With state assistance a "crash! . . . ... nrneram" is in eliect witn worK piUglcUI) la ill cilcwl Willi wuillj .vnnnt t hn nnmnUtnA irithin! four or five days. , m most cases such damage was Police said tnc cnargef' The state is bringing in six covered by insurance. j stemmed from police investiga'-trucks, power saws and chip- . 0ne .warchouse micr COn-'tion of a 'heft of a motorcycle. pera ; .and state crews are al- strUi;tion on Bolton Road had all! which police said had been re:,;; ready at work Town crews will f walls up but after the tor- covered. ,: work with state crews, possibly na . ,. hp warGhouse wa5 u .' i,0 ', aha jj today and Sunday. . , It doesn't appear at present, the mayor said, that the towr 1 Holtahed. will qualify for a loan from the Small Business Administration. He contacted this agency and learned that at leat 25 houses Thursday evening, starting at 7 p.m. in St. Bernard's Church Hall, Rockville. Cash prizes will be given. All proceeds will go to the support of St. Bernard's School. Square Dance Club All club-level dancers are invited to attend the dance skip the square dance club. Columbia Party Names New Secretary For Committee COLUMBIA - Edith Prague of Rt. 87 has been named the new secretary of the Democratic Town Committee. Mrs. Prague succeeds Janice Matson who resigned from the committee because she moved from town. The c o m m i 1 1 e e Thursday night named committee chairmen for various aspects of the coming campaign. Albert Hadigian and Stanley Rosenstein are platform committee cochairmen; Roger Pepin, finance; Joyce Fox, voter registration; Irene Glasser, publicity; Noreen Steele, election day activities. Anyone who would like to work on any aspect of the Democratic campaign should contact chairman Jerome Rosen of Pine Street or any member of the town committee. The first effective state work- men's compensation laws were i passed in 1911, according to the ! Department of Labor. Bottom left, Manchester road crews, Friday, remove storm 1 m debris from North Mam Street, Lower right, workman repairs 1 . section of roof of Caldor department store damaged in the tornado (Courant Photos by Anthony Bacewicz). and three businesses must have! - u e , " ,'Apflrpa larppnv heln. He added that he exnected utb,LC """'v- L,.. tn a nl,fi of bricks., the m eaI1 An P,,npniY strwt!ftUrei' Dom- Crews from Connecticut Light jMerline Road, was. .arrested and Power Co. worked through; Thursday on a Circuit Court 12 the night restoring power. As of Friday morning, about 150 customers were still without power, but were expected to be taken care of before the day was over. Southern New England Telephone Cos. also were busy restoring service. George Russell, head of ths northern division of CL&P said an emergency program had been put into effect and crews brought in from outside areas. Two Groups Will Sponsor Tennis Tourney VERNON - The Recreation Department , ki cooperation with NUTMEG Village, , will sponsor a tennis tournament at the Nutmeg Village Country Events are being planned forjUWrCn iVCllVllieS men, women and youths 15 andj, . y . . . ' younger. Tournament piay wui;iy DeJilU OUIlUaV start the weekend of Sept. 15. Mea's events will include singles and doubles. Women's play will be a doubles event. The latter will be called the Emil St. Louis Tournament in honor of the mart who taught tennis in the Rockville area for more than 50 years. Singles events will be conducted for both boys and girls 15 and under. If sufficient interest is shown, a doubles event , jvill be scheduled for men 40 and over. Plans also are being made for a mixed doubles event. Each event is limited to Ver-non residents. A $2 entrance fee will be charged. The Recre- tuiuu uym kiiiiub mil jjiynwv anu itii. vicui,c i . npi'i, cij-tii. the balls. sistants in Christian educations Registration should be made The church school staff also will -immediately with the Recrea-jbe commissioned, and new-.,-tion Department. Deadline is I robes for the senior choir will j Wednesday at 5 p.m. At least eight entrants must register for! I each event. Man Charged With Second Degree Larceny VERNON - Richard A. 'De-so, 24, of Cannon Road, East Hartford, was arrested Thurs- dav rn a Circuit Court 12 war' irant charging him with second , Richard J. Meagher, 22, of 295, warrant ' charging . him : with 1 1 breach of peace and threaten ing. The charge stems, police said, from an alleged incident', last December. He was released v J on $100 nonsurety bond. . . v vt Michael P. Pclletier, i.9, of Slw i Spring St., was charged Thurs. " day with improper passing, on". Thrall Road. Police said he al- " legedly , was passing in a ncnl passing zone. . i David Eklund, 20, of 8 Faiths Drive, was arrested Friday on a -a Circuit Court 12 warrant charg-.x ing him with evading responskl bility. Police said the arrest was in connection with the W vestigation of an accident Aug."-.-.' 22 at Rt. 83 and Thrall Road. He, - was released on $100 nonsurety; bond. n All accused are scheduled to:?,, appear in Circuit Court 12,:;; Rockville, Oct. 2. :- c r With Service VERNON Union Congregai -1 tional Church will begin fall activities Sunday with morning,; worship at 10:45 a.m. n. This is "Church at School ' Day," a day recognizing the '' value of christian education."' Classes are provided for 3-year, olds through those in Grade 8.: All children are to assemble in assigned meeting places by 10:30. The classes then will proceed to ihe morning worship service. . : ., In the service, a children's': sermon will be given by Mr; ; be dedicated. 'Infant care is available in th ,J crib room. '. n r ri ylirif! fir)

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