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DRUMMER WANTS DUE WITH RUCH WESTPORT - After playing the druro.s recently for a record-breaking 21 straight days, Tracy Burroughs, a 28- year-old Westport 'resident, hopes to have- his achievement in the Guinness Book of World Records; but he also has another ambition, His second hope Is that famous band drummer Buddy Rich will accept his challenge to a "duel." He said he already his challenged Mr. Itlcfi, but said "I haven't heard from him." Mr. Burroughs ended his record-breaking 21 days and 13 hours of drumming at Copperfield's nightclub in New York city last Friday. In J373, he played (or nine days and got himself into the 19T5 book of records, but was deposed in 1375 by a Belgian d r u m m e r who played for 10 days. This lime lie topped Ihe world record "with some to spare." Mr. Burroughs said he did It for the publicity, but added he wanted to "break away from MO imago o: a person who just breaks a Guinness book record" for the sake of breaking it. He said he wanted to prove he's the world's strongest and fastest drummer, Mr. Burroughs, who was graduated from Staples high school in 196S, Is a veteran of 25 endurance contests. All of these, though, have been in hngland, whero he lived for six months in 1975. "They don't have contests here," he said, hut he'd like to do something about that. Drum c o n t e s t s , he said, should be promoted "something like a fight," where two drummers challenge each other. Mr. Burroughs, who used 70 pair of drumsticks in the feat, slept five hours a day and played the drums for the other 19 during Ihe 21-day marathon. He'd eat by playing the bass idrum with the foot pedal which 1 left his hands free. That's also how Burroughs took care of (hej beard that began to grow during that time, "It would get Itchy, and (I'd bother me," said the normally clean-shaven. Burroughs. Burroughs is unemployed and living olf a savings account but hopes to get into a band soon. He just may find Ms colleagues leery, though, of 21-day drum soloes. New Milfordite Leaving Training School Post Mrs. Frances "Kelly" Car- rlnglon of New iMilford will retire as supervisor of Ihe Southbury Training School's Boys' and Girls' clothing store Thursday afler 35 years of service, Mrs. Carringftm, a nallve of Indianapolis, graduated from Connecticut College for Women, and obtained her Masters degrees from New York university and Columbia university. She came to Soulhbury Training school in 1942. DEMOCRATS TALK TO CANDIDATES RIDGEFIELD -- The Demo- cralic Town committee held Its regular meeting Monday, June 20, at 8 p.m. nt Town ,Hall. Twelve members were present. Patrick Crehan of 181 Main street was elected to (ill the vacancy on the town committee. The committee then interviewed candidates for the fall elections. David Wcill of Parley lane, presently 'ihe clerk of the Zoning Board of Appeals, indicated his Interest in running for a seat on that board. Michael , Venus of Harvey road, presently chairman of the Police commission, told tlje committee that he was interested in running for reelection. Mrs. Judy Schmilt of 41 Knollwood drive Indicated that ihe_was interested in running for the Police commission. Bernard DzlelinsH chairman, announced the lollowing schedule tor interviews: July II at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, a special meeting to interview for the following: Board of Education, Planning and Boning, Board ol Tax Review, town clerk, tax collector, treasurer and the Board of Selectmen. July 15, at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, regular metekfe to Interview all those candidates who were unable to attend the previous meetings. Mr. Dztelinskt expects that the committee will endorse a complete slate at this meeting. However, he did nsk lhat committee members reserve July 25 in case it proves Impossible to meet this schedule. Aug. 3: Democratic caucus lor the municipal elections to be held this fall, at 8 p.m, nt Has Ridge junior high school. Mr. Dzlclinski requests lhat anyone interested in running for office contact him as soon as possible. All the meetings arc open to the public. DANBURY--Two (ormer Danbuty high school admlnls- trators who had been demoted to classroom teachers in a controversial administration shakeup said yesterday they mil definitely file lawsuits to regain their standings, Robert McGron and Robert Palonzo, both housemasters at · high school since 1969, said Sears WE CUT THE PRICE! YOU CUT THE GRASS 30 OFF... 20 in. Craftsman Push Mower 139" Regular'169.99 Solid slalo ignilion on four,cycle, walk behind rotaries. Solid stale ignition eliminates conventional points, has fewer moving parts, requires Jess maintenance and repairs. It Increases ignition efficiency for faster, more dependable starts. Die-cast housing lightens the mower for easy pushing. And when yoti. talk of power, this motor generates enough to do the loughcsl job. SAVE $ 100 Craftsman 3-Spd. Lawn Tractor $ 699 Regular *793. 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Jury Awards $40,000 To Youth Hurt at Y Camp BRIDGEPORT POST Wednesday, Housemasters Were Demoted to Teachers in Staff Shakeup-- 29, 1977 Danbury Educators threaten Lawsuit - . , . -- / .' ne y PiTM to m?et with their lawyer today In Hart- lord to map the court suit challenging the Board of Educa. tlon's recent transfer move. Representing the two men will be lawyer Martin Gould a consulting lawyer (or the Connecticut Education association, said Mr. McGran. While declining to comment on specifics of the case, Mr, McGran said the suit will charge the school board with contract violations. According to the former housemaster's claim the contract guarantees lhat-any Involuntary transfer would necessitate a move to a comparable position. The two men would lose ap- New Milford Seeks Stiffer Controls-Rules Aim at Park Conduct Months ago work started on Ihe ordinance- covering Town green activities and other areas from which complaints had been received. To help meet some of the problems in the general regulations, the ordinance forbids hitching a horse or other animal to any tree or plant. Parking or driving in any area except those provided is forbidden. Bicycles must be ridden on a provided vehicular A Superior court jury yesterday awarded damages of 540,(08 to a 15-year-old Westport youth, who suffered a ruptured kidney when lie /ell from a diving boi " cent loss o{ ihe function of that Sidney. The suit alleged that the YMCA was negligent in that it allowed a diving board to used on Its premises which v ne verdict was returned to Judge Mary Fitzgerald Aspell in Sl " Wagner, Inc. of Dorien, which solo the diving board to the The damages awarded were against the YMCA of Westport, which filed and later withdrew a special defense of contributory negligence on Ihe part of the plaintiff. The jury found the ·ssues m favor of the E. L. A agner company.- -- quately supervised and maintained and safe for campers. E. L. Wagner, Inc. claimed thai We diving board was defective The. trial of the suit took foui Says and the jury deliberated ibout three hours before relurn- S'eedle and Cooper was counsel entered into a contract with the youth and his father under terms of which the plaintiff was enrolled as a camper at Camp Mahackeno, a children's camp in Westport, owned, operated and, controlled by the YMCA, for an aprerf 'ee. The Beck youth was using the divinr ' J -* - - · atcd by the camp during a free- swim period after being given ""·-'--'-- by a counselor or rf . alle .8 ed »at other rs climbed aboard the «· ard and cause * 'he ° n C Bt ' hC permanent Injuries, ho plaintiff suffered a ruptured right kidney in the fall and was hospitalized f5r ap- iroximately one month, it was ndicated. The injury sustained lias already resulted in a 20 per MONROE POLICE LIST 2 BREAKS MONROE - Two breaks are reported which were discovered yesterday, according to police. At 8:03 a.m., George Filisko, head custodian at Masuk high school, reported that-a pin in a door hinge at the field house at he school was removed and the It wa not certain whether anything was stolen until a check can be made with members of the athletic department. At 9:10 a.m. yesterday, Robert Maricondo of 279 Huntington street, Shelton, who is constructing a house on Lot 43 on MS stolen from the house, which was entered sometime during the night. h a i f ! n , i H S r r . ti £g££ owner of Station on :o police at . ', the tl of an automatic gas pump n zel from one of the pumps ..» the front of his station. He said someone cut the hose and took nozzel, valued al $45, after 10 p.m. Monday night. TV TAKEN IN NEWTOWN NEWTWON - A dozen vases, television and a lamp, valuec al a total of 5350, were stolen recently from the home ol Helen Tompkins, Albert's Hil road, police report. Entry was made by smashing a window in a rear door. road or path designated lor bicycles. Firearms or other forms of weapons "potentially inimical to wildlife and dangerous to human safety" or any instrument that can be loaded with and fire blank cartridges or any kind of trapping device is forbidden in the parks. Among the picnic rules is a requirement that fires must be completely extinguished before the picnicker leaves tile site. This is in response to problems at Lynn Deming Park wilh children running barefoot through smoldering fires and receiving severe burns. Horses may be ridden only on designated trails. Covered in (he ordinance are loitering, intoxatcing beverages, fireworks and explosives, domestic animals, merchandising, advertising and signs and enforcement. Areas covered with specific regulations are: the Town Green; Young's Field; Lynn a Deming Park; - - maintain order at the pool. The plaintiff also alleged that - 5 r - j t ' - """"""'YMCA! ar closing at Baldwin Woods. completed their recommenda lions, a public hearing will bi called. Final action will res with the selectmen after the public hearing. V J Willis was counsel for the YMCA of Westport, Inc. and Robert Gillooly of New Haven represented E. L. Wagner, Inc. NEWTOWNTlANS JULY 3 EVENTS NEWTOWN - A fireworks display July 3 at 8 p.m.In Dick- -·in Town park, Elm drive culminate a series of events at the park from noon to T'E, *. a ' , da * ? la TM ed . y Events planned by Mr. and -Irs. Robert Manna, chairmen of the celebration, include: 32 noon, volleyball and horseshoe games, face painting booth; 1 .m., wheel barrow, three legged and potato sack races; -1:30 .m., sand sculpture at the pool beach; T. p. m . t greased water- mellon game in the pool; 2:30 .m., soflball game, men vs. vomen; 3 p.m., frisbee distance contest; 3:30 p.m., second softball game; 4 p.m., egg toss con- est, potato and relay races; 4:30 p.m., pie eating contest, third oftball game; - 5 p.m., tug if war b e t w e e n volun- eer firemen, the Botsford company vs. Hie Sandy Hook and Dodginglown companies; 7 i.m., helium balloons sent aloft by children with cards, the card returned from the greatest dis- ance will result in a prize for both the sender and the child who sent the balloon aloft. Also, there will be hayrides or children throughout the day, and during the day residents will picnic at the park. DRIVER DEER, TOSSED ON HOOD MONROE -- A car operated y Chrisla Ascher, 39. of 33 Brichwood road, hit a deer while going west on Hattertown road near Hunlington by the rfsht tront Ol lhe TM hi im P»« "«ed the animal up onl( lhe hood - and !t hit The deer fell lo the side of the road where it stayed quiet for a few minutes until it over being stunned, and Ihsn got up and ran olf into the woods. police said. TWO-WHEELERS DOUBLE BONN -- West Germany has about 3 million registered motorcycles and scooters. The number of twc-wheelers has doubled since 1970. They both earn about 524,000 as lousemasters. The school board transfer ac- ion was lhe basis of a much icralded "efficiency move" designed to streamline (he high school administrative structure 3y eliminating the four hou- iemaslcrs in favor of four new administrative positions each vith specific job functions. Two other housemasters affected by Jie move-Charles Paine and Everett Williams--were both ;iven new administrative jobs Francis Oldham, director of employe employer relations for Ihe school board, said the new Millions were filled on the aasis of qualifications. He said :he school board consulted with Us legal counsel, lawyer Russell Post. Jr. of Avon before approving the transfer. While the City teacher's association has yet to take a pubic stand on the matter a TMTM! !er of former union olflcials have charged the school board with "headhunt- me," using the administrative etliciency move as an excuse for house cleaning. "I don't know what (hey based that on," said Mr. Oldham, saying he has heard such charges circulating around Ihe system. "We are talking about quali- ficalions. Everybody had a complete and fair chance You always hear charges lo this cf- Would you sit back and not complain if your job was suddenly lost?" he asked. "It v,'as the board's decision and everything was according to law,"he said. While public sentiment to' the transfer has not yet surfaced on open court fight may serve to dredse up bitter hatred which developed last month when a number of paren* board afler it approved Supt of Schools Pasquale Nap.ni's fort to' a concerted ef- oust board members which was soothed only when the board embarked on a public relations campaign. Upson Seen Testing Water 197S Congressional Race NEW MILFORD - Name recognition is important to any candidate, Tim Upson, a Watertown lawyer told the Republican Town committee last night. Mr. Upson was defeated in the 1976 congressional race by Democratic incumbent Toby While not.making a delimit inouncement last night about 1978, between the lines indications were Mr. Upson might try the race in the next round. He took the time to point out that it is possible for a Republican to win in the Sixth district Thomas Meskill was defeated ice and returned to win in the off-presidential election, said. Mr. Upson warned that the Republicans must seek new voter enrollment as Democratic registration Is increasing, even in the smaller towns. ' He called for name recognition of candidates by keeping them before the public and in communication with the voters, gressional race, Mr. Upson Whoever runs in the next Congressional race, Mr. Upson warned, would be running against a record of service. Congressman Molfett has built up his service record with the voters. Issues, Mr. Upson said, -will be hlsjob in..the jiext.race. He fibled, "If you knew the issues, you would be very surprised where the congressman stands as these have been kept down while service became important." New Milford Republicans have two problems, Mr. Upson concluded. "You have to do bet- ler for gubernatorial and national congressional races and you have to do better with vote registration." he said. As an example, he pointed to Brooklicld, once Republican and now with a Democratic it selectman and heavy nocratic enrollment. ford C Chapin a Reouhlir,n fil ' Mr. men r. Filippone, a reappoint- ...oiit and Hartley Howard, Candlewood Lake Authority; Mrs Mary Jane Williamson and George Atkins, reappointments I" 'he GayJordsville School Res- tion committee; Edwin Lar- Planning commission alter- to replace Mrs. Jeanne 's. Hine Is GOP Vice Chairman MILFORD -- Mrs, can May election campaign headquarters was named vice chairman at Tuesday night's meeting of the Republican Town committee. Mrs. Hine was acceptable t to unseat him from 17 his chairmanship. The party has-opcralcd for several months without a vice chairman. Selected for recommendatior lo First Selectman-Elect CHI- Garvey, Independent Party ne Choice PRIEST TO DRUG BOARD SHELTON -- The Rev. Gavin 3 Council, os St. Joseph parish, ms been appointed by Mayor Francis X. Kelley to the Drug and Alchol commission to fill an unexpired term. Mayor Kelley announced the appointment yesterday. Father D'Connell, whose term will run until Dec. 5, 1979, replaces the Rev. Robert Morrissey, who the mayor slid is leaving the City. In discussing the new appointment. Mayor Kelley disagreed with recent suggestions that he s having difficulty lining -vacancies on City boards and commissions. "I'm having no significant rob!em tilling the boards and commissions although its sometimes- a little difficult finding qualified people for certain positions," the mayor said. Mayor Kelley suggested that the mobility of persons in the modern age is sometimes a iroblem when it conies to staff- ng some volunteer City agencies, but he said this is a problem lhat must be adjusted to. One Democratic alderman, Michael Tichy, announced this week he is quitting the board and moving to Oxford. Members of at least two City agencies, the Conservation commission and Park and Recreation commission, have recently suggested Mayor Kelley may be laving difficulty filling non-paid :ity posts because Shcltonites feel they cannot devote the large amounts of time required lo serve on them adequately. BB GUN FIRED AT CAR OF TRUMBULL DRIVER TRUMBULl -- Matthew Silverstein, of 91 Hedgehog circle, complained to police yesterday at 6 p.m., that someone fired a Acording to police, Ihe incident occurred near Kasack's service station, 64S White Plains road. Police said they would continue lo investigate.

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