BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST. AUGUST 7, 196R B-TWENTY-THKEB Earlier Cotirthouse Battle The propoMd construction here nf a new courthouse recalls a biller battle between Bridgeport and Norwalk about 13S years ago to wrest the then county courthouse *nd 1*Â°' ' rom Fairfield, In 1*30, when Bridgeport was frowing and had just attained the status of a town (and was incorporated as a city in 1836) the citizens aspired to relocate court facilities here. Actually, according to a re- search.rÂ»port of the Bridgeport Bar association, a special town meeting in Bridgeport on Dec. 28, )S33 look (ormal action to con sider "the propriety of making fin effort lo obtain the removal nt the county courthouse and paol from Fairfield to Bridgeport. 1 ' Nnru'alk was equally-ambitious, but. the Bridgeport town meeting named Samuel Simons. Dtniel Thatcher, Philo Hurd, Smith Tweedy and Fitch Wheeler lo wake inquiries. They in turn suggested a committee of nine prepare a petition to the General Assembly. The enlarged committee included Fitch Wheeler, Alanson ]lamlin, Daniel Fayerweather, Mr. Tweedy, Ira Peck, Mark Moore, Josiah Huboell, Abijah Hawley ind Enoch Foote. THE BAR ASSOCIATION report prepared by Samuel A. Gil- Jiland, association treasurer and submitted to Albert L. Coles, president, points out that Norwalk nlready had taken similar steps anrl the matter remained dormant until April 28. 1841 when Ihe now city of Bridgeport took renewed action, There was an- olher pause with the county courthouse and jail remaining in Ills Town oJ Flirfield. Norwalk petitioned the Genen Assembly again in 1850 and again Ilia Bridgeporters moved forth. On April 19, 1S52, Bridgeport again named a committee, James C. Loomis, William P. Burrell and F. S. Abernathy, Nora-alk fijiain petitioned and Bridgeport condemned that town's action and Comedy Opens Monday At Westport Playhouse Stamford Man Killed In N. J. Accident SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP)--A 72-year-old Connecticut man was kilted Friday night when he was struck by a car on Route 22 here. I Police slid thÂ» victim, Charles Cochran of Springdale, a section of Stamford, was crossing (he westbound lane when he was struck. He was a guest at a nearby motel. Police identified the driver as Roberta Ortega, 42, of Summit, N.J. The victim lived at 1)0 Gay- moor Drive. Â» WESTPORT -- "The Coffee Lover," a comedy starring Alexis Smith and Gabriel Dell, will run Monday through Saturday at the Westport Country playhouse. The play was written by Stefan SHE NURSES WOUNDED IN VIET NAM-Hcr hair Iwi.kd by a taf days work lending the wouadtd, 2nd U. Victoria Crowley of: PecÂ»onica, 111., pawed momentarily at the Urd Evacuation Hospital, at Lane Binh, South Viet Nam, : . -t. -----on Golden Hill street, known as the Jacob Kiefer property. Eventually Mr. Kiefer's house as moved to the rear, facing Chapel street and on July 28. 1886 the design of Warren R. Briggs, architect, was chosen in a competition and the cornerstone was laid June 24, 1887. The court- louse, as it stands today or Golden Hill street, was completed and occupied in 1888. The state judiciary has approved Â» site for a new state courthouse on the former Howland's property, Main street, Fairfield avenue. Broad street and Cannon street. Assessed valuation of the property is $1,630,170, ac cording to city tax records. offered to build courthouse county." The General Assembly did not resolve the battle between Norwalk and Bridgeport and on Peb. 15, 1853 Bridgeport adopted still another resolution. Bridgeport, according lo the Car report, gained, the advantage by offering to pay costs 'for the new courthouse and the city's move was timely because a new county jail was being built in Fairtield and the cost was to bs borne; by adjacent communities whose leaders did some grumbling about the cost. On April 10, 1853 Bridgeport took formal action urging islative action to establish county seat here. thc Cat Boom In Rome By ERNEST A. LOTITO ROME -- ( U P I ) Most citie are going to the dogs. Rome i going to the cats. The department of Monu menls and Excavations' is th biggest cat landlord in town and it doesn't like il. Thousands of cats inhabit an cient structures such as Â· th Pantheon, the Colosseum an the Roman- Forum.' C a t . ace like rabbit j. *r there has been a geometric ii crease in'the cat population recent' years. Some mainta that the cats are living all the nine lives at once. Oat Boom The department is concent about (he cat boom for sever reasons. .First it w o u l d ' l i k e share its monuments with pa ing guests -- the tourists, It BRIDGEPORT'S generosity in offering to pay costs found favor \vith the General Assembly and on June 30, 1853 an act was passed that "from and afler the first day of October next," courts tvould be held in Bridgeport. The General Assembly clearly stated, however, that it wc.s the duty of also concerned problems the about sanita cats indirect U.S. Nurses Do the Job In Viet Nam Voters Signing Plea for Hearing On School Plan ITie first group of signatures in the Socialist Town commit tÂ«'s drive for * public hearing an the Board of Education's mid e school plan will be delivered Town Clerk Frank J. Ver wait reports Bridgeport, the county, free of expense to "to erect on the lot between State and Bank streets, on the east side of the square, a building with suitable and convenient rooms with the necessary fixtures for the accommodation of said courts, and wi'h a fireproof vault for the safe custody and preservation of the public records, to the acceptance o[ any three judges ot the Supreme Court of Errors." \ suitable jail also was to be erected, and the General Assembly set a deadline of October, ISM and decreed f a i l u r e of Bridgeport would result in its paying 520.000 to the county Irea surer, and Ihe sheriff was au- liiorijed In seize the money, Bridgeport was authorized lo levy n .special lax. Apparently, an immense obligation had been placet on the new-born city. It wasn't until April I. 18M lha Bridgeport took further steps creating another committee to purchase land on Broad street. Simultaneously a jail was be in;; erected and there were some differences. In may of 1854. Bridgeport decided lo issue bonds ui meet the expenses. On Feb. '19, 1S55. the courthouse comniillee rcporied its work completed and nn March 14,1855, Ihe selectmen v.ere directed lo build a temporary fence around the court- liouse and improve and finish the pounds, and .'his move practically completed building of the first courthouse here. Ihe building which was the city hall on Stab street. IN 1*72, BRIDGEPORT prevailed upon the county government to pay J600 annually for rental of Washington hall for us2 nf the Court of Common Pleas. Once again a tug-ol-war developed between Bridgeport and Norwalk, the latter seeking Ihe court house site and in 18S6 Bridgeport impressed Ihe General Assembly with Us growth as a county sea*. "The cats themselves do n create the problem," said Prof. Antonio Colini, former department director. As everyone knows, they are very clean animals." "It is the people who come to feed the cats, then leave scraps and paper lying around, who are at fault," Colini added. "They make the monument un sightly." Colini feels that those feeding the cats should stay around until the meal is over and clean up the mess, lie would also like to see a stop t j the practice of unloading u n w a n t e d cats at the nearest a n t i q u i t y . How it Started 'That's how it all started," he said. Dr. Massimiliano Zara, pres ident of Rome's Society for Ihe Prelection of Animals, agrees with Colini. 'Unwanted cats should not bi By JOHN NANCE SAIGON, South Viet Nam AP) -- The traditional image the American nurse -- cooly rofessional approach temperec ith the warmth that helps lend men's souls -- is standing p well to the tough test of the Â·ar in Viet Nam. Hundreds of women nurses re assigned to Jield hospitals peraling rooms and wards rom Can Tho in the Mekong Delta to Pleiku in the highland o Da Nang in the north. They are at Vung Tau. Cu -hi, Saigon, An Khe, Qui Nhon nd a half dozen other places ncluilinK the U.S. Navy hospitu hip Repose ull the coast in th iouth China Sea. They treat American troop mostly, but it is not unusual to hem to nurse a Vietnames child or even a captured Vie Cong guerrilla. Most In Army The majority of women nurse are in the U.S. Army -- abou 272 now with more on the way All are officers. One of the largest staffs nurses is at the 500-bed S3r Evacuation Hospital at Lon Binh, about 15 miles from Saigon. There are 62 nurses, 51 ot them women. The wards are filled with American wounded brought by helicopter direclly from the fields of battle, and w i t h men suffering from malaria and other tropical discuses. When the nurses arrived last October there was no hospital at Long Binh, There w.'is nothing but two cement puds for the xindntiun of the first building. tomorrow, night by Socialist Town lairman Albert M. Perrocco. He said this totals approximate- 500 signatures. Petitions ; ontinuing lo circulate with oal of reaching around Â£00 o better. The drive is proceeding unde state }a\v which Mr. Perrocco aid requires a public hearing if petition is submitted by one per cent of the voters, which Â·ould be between 700 and 800. Mr. Perrocco said the move K a n f e r and JeÂ»Â» Kormin and directed by Morion DÂ« Costa, ThÂ« ast also includes Saeed Jaffrey, incent Gardenia, Truman Gaige, ene Wood, Tony Lo Bianco, inda Ekenas, Tracy Newman nd Saudi Ltssin. Setting* are by obert Randolph and costumes re by Robert Fletcher, "The Coffee Lover" relate* the rials and tribulations of a sue- essful radio announcer, who de- idea to abandon conformity and pen a far-out coffee house, in he hopes of finding greener past- res. Alexis Smifh, in real life thÂ« wife o* TV's "Peter Gunn," Craig Stevens, has appeared in more han 40 motion pictures and will t remembered most recently r her performance opposite aul Newman in "The Younj hiladelphians." Other of LeÂ« films are "The Constant Nymph," "Ni^ht and and "Here Comes the Groom." On (be stage she has appeared with her husband in auring productions of "PJain and Fancy," "King of Hearts" and, most recently, "Critics' Choice." Mr. Dell, who has appeared on "The Steve Allen Show" on television, has recently starred in several New York City Center productions; among them "Can Can," "Wonderful Town" and Oklahoma." His most recent Flowers Decked White House at foyful Wedding WASHINGTON -- ( U P I ) 'Ihc 'hite House was decked oul Â·ids of pink ind white owcrs tor the l a u n c h i n g o[ the ew lite of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Nugent yesterday. The f i r s t floor p u h i i c rooms ot 'IP mansion were decorated from p to bottom [Â«Â«r a yay recep- jn following ihc f i r s t Presided- ial f a m i l y wedding since 15)14 neji President \Voodruw W i l - j on's ilimxhit'r m a r r i e d Treasury *'m'Uuy W i l l i a m Gibbs McAtlnn.i S . H C I .Kiiinsuii's dioiic' (-f shaded link for her hmlcsnuid's dresses i'us ojiUmucil in the mixed bou- iiiets tif flowers in every W h i t e i K m . M i i n y of tin; flow- ?rs ~ i \ e i e flown f r o m C a l i f o r n i a . G teens and [lowers cascailt 'rom Ihc pole) chandelier on the of t h e timing lonni. A ler of attraction }Â· the Â«*t* dining room. Atop the vÂ«n layer* wu * small eighth liyÂ«r m*dÂ« of chocolate, known a$ tHc "bride's cake." The traditional addition of the extra layer waÂ» baked especially for the couple to take on (heir honeymoon, Iht While House said. The summer fruit cake WM a creation of White House French pastry chef Ferdinand Louvat who worked on the pro*ct tor weeks. Souvenir Cake Box Tor each guest, a small, white saiin heart-shaped box was prepared w ith sou veni r pieces of cuke. Initials of the bride *nd room were engraved in fÂ«]d un Ihe box tops. A pink nel hag Lied with a white satin ribbon containing rice. to loss at the departing couple a gesture of good luck was also prepared for each guest. lluttet tables were Mi up in the Kast Room and the s^le dining room filled with cold appe- STARS OF COMEDY--Alexis Smith and Gabriel Dell will star la "The Cffee Luver," which opens it* run Monday at the Weapon Country playhouse. ink-hnccl w h i t e canopy shaded sliced he Jacqueline Kennedy j;ardcn.' On View Monday ! White House visitors will Â«cl lo view the decorations when the i.ins ton is reopened in Ihe public ai 10 a m . KDT Monday, ding cake decorated with white sugar swans, roses and Jive lilies of the valley was the fen- fish, roasled meats vegetables and melon halls. The chef's *pÂ«ia! was cold duckling supreme in port aspic. Society bandleader Peter Tu- chin was backed up by a group of live men from the U. S. Marine band to provide dance music. Another Marine musical contingent WHS stationed at t)i* ttate floor foyer. as met considerable support. he town clerk will be asked to ertiEy the validity of the signa- ures L The middle school plan in- olves busing and racial mixing. Mr. Perrocco went on to tn- ounce the Socialists are making plans to run candidates for (he sgislaUire in Ihe Nov. 8 election. He said information from the secretary of state indicates the ai'ly must nominate by petition Broadway performance was in the late Lorraine Hansberry's "The Sign in Sidney Bruestein's Window." The fashion show this week, on Wednesday in the players tavern before the matinee performance, will be presented by Westport Furs. The shows each week begin at 1 p.m. Regime Hit On Draft Survey WASHINGTON -- (UPI) Rep n each of these races. This will Thomas B. Curtis, R-Mo., accu* )Â« kne, and necessary papers are starling to be filed, he said. The Socialists also announced ?!ans for a membership drive and named Mrs. Shirley Kravetz, party secretary, as chairman for the campaign. Mr. Perrocco said weekly meetings will be conducted up to election time. ed the Johnson administration Saturday of sidestepping Jazz .Gospel' Singer Killed in Car Crash LOS ANGELES, (AP) -- Recording artist Joseph Gilbert, '13, of the singing team Joe and Eddie was killed Saturday in an auto accident on a freeway in- erchange. Highway patrol officers saic Gilbert's c a r overturned a n d brought to the monuments." he said. "They should be brough to us for distribution to those who really want a cat,' /ara praised the work th cals are doing. 1 ' They perform the service of killing rils," h said. But he had less kind! words for Rome's admin is tra ion, "They do nothing to care [o hese cuts," Zara charged. "W cun do little because we hav only a small budget and staff. Kelp for DÂ»BS tw It is up lu Rome, he said, t ruvide the necessary funds I care for the cats. Dogs shonl be helped, loo, he added, tryin to be impartial. Rome's most overcrowded cat ghetto is located in Piazza Ar-| genlina, where the cals reside among the ruins of temples t h a t i date back In ancient Rome. I h e ruins were unearthed in the 1930s, while old buildings were being torn down lo make way for new ones. Engineer. 1 ; built around the area, leaving it sunken in the middle of four streets. Work 1Â» Challenging "We really started from Ihe No- draft issue until after the vember elections. He made the assertion in a radio program recorded for th Republican National committee "President Johnson's appoin ment "of a 20~man commissio to the draft looks like anothe secret study, just like the a leged analysis supposedly con ducted by the Defense depar ment a year ago," Curtis sard "It serves only to keep th truth from the public and t subvert the congressional com rniitee process. "Congress has the primar responsibility, not a special eeutive commission, to be ex ploring through public hearing burst into llanies as he was d r i v - j t h e critical problems inherent cralch." says Col. Anne Bauer Monterey, Ind., chief nurse here. "Bui it was exciting and halienging. Few of the girls ad ever been in on the building f a full scale hospital from the round up." The nurses lived in tents -in Ihe boondocks," laughed one right-eyed lieulenanl. "When it vas hot we were covered with usl; when it rained we were overed with mud." The hospital opened In early etember and Ihe nurses noved inlu more permanent [uarlers. Now in their quonset hut bar- acks, a typical nurse has to herself a space about 10-by-10 cet. it will hold a bed, a foot ng from the northbound Long Beach Freeway to the inbound! Santa Ana Freeway. I A passenger In Gilbert's foreign compact car, Karen J o y Miller of Granada Hills, was seriously injured. Gilbert's partner, Eddie Brown, \ was not in th* car. The two-man Negro team sang what their manager called " j a z z I France will open in agricul- gospel." |tura, college. the draft system. "The Johnson administration', sidestepping of this urgent prob lem is merely an attempt t persuade Congress not to do i homework and to take the he off the issue for the 1S6S co gressional elections," Curt said. Cares of State Dropped By Father of the Bride ocker. and if she's .'an gel it, a chair. lucky and The work is hard and luxuries ire rare. But there is little serious complaining. As one officer put i(: "[f these women were looking for luxu- ies, they wouldn't be here." The normal tour is one year. Col. Marion Tierney, of Brooklyn, N.Y., chief nurse of the U.S. Army in Viet Nam, ;xjints out that "most of these girls are volunteers, And when Iheir tour is up, m a n y ask lo slay longer." Kock Group Takes Names Too Seriously I.AKAMIE, Wyo.--(AP) Three Lnramie youths were fined $29 each and sentenced to 15 days in jail after conviction of the thcfi of floodlighis for their rock and roll hand. The name of Ihe gruup: 'Ali Baha and the Thieves." By MERRIMAN SMITH I WASHINGTON--UPI) For a 'ew hours yesterday PreÂ«ident Johnson left the cares of state sehind for Ihe comparative relief of just being the father ot the bride. Where other fathers might find the grand occasion of a daughter's wedding taxing, it was for Johnson one of the rare perfect and happy events an imperfect world permits the nation's lead- r. With inflation, strikes, war and other crises never far from mind, it was as close to relaxing in jubilant celebration as the President is likely ti come. Hi|h Hep** F*r Future Johnsun is more than pleased with his young son-in-law, Palrick J Nugent, highest sort of and he has the hopes for l.xic KIDS WRITE NOVEL CONNETQUOT, N. Y. (AP) -Alan Scott's fifth grade class at Ihe Sycamore Avenue school is In that pit-like area, hundreds abou lo publish of cats can be seen lounging a " e thriller It s called "l.de of around on a l.te summer night ;IÂ«is,on" Â«"d is almost enurely - sitting on fractured columns, ;' ;'"Â« dM of the 28 pupils work. Norwalk apparently was slcppin,!:Staring down al I h e m . voted to appropriate $150.000 foi-| Ciiovanni I'nulini, guard at th a new courthouse and a commiV Ice of SO was delegated (n ap - , on altars and broken walls aml] T h e y carried on the project in moewing h u n g r i l y al people 'groups responsible for a chapter jcach. The book runs lo 150 pages, .will be printed in the school's temples, has been 'cleaning u p , district printing department and the mess there for six year. He sold in nearby bookstores and al and Pat in their new life logeth r. No degree of festive happiness however, could take the Presideni away Jrom his pressing problems for more than a few hours. In his Job, there are no truce: in Viet Nam, no letups in eco nomic problems, no tranquil lull: in which lo relish the last fey hours' joy and pomp of a White Mouse wedding. One of the chief executive' closer intimates, describing John son's mood in the hours approach ing (he wedding, said, "There' a touch of sadness lhal any fa ther feels when he sees his littl girl leaving the family circle, bu he has a great deal of confident* in his daughters. And he ha prar before Ihe (itntrÂ»\ lilv ', bÂ»ttle Nonvalk's proposal;. now offered * is ralhcr philosnphic abnut i! a l l , Ihe PTA book fair in December. "CM! hwe lo livt too" hie Receipts "ill be put in a fund I for iuturt writing activities. I come lo have regard for Pat. company, "In genuinely h He enjoys his these last two or Ihrpf brfnrr Ihe wilding, naturally he hasn't had lime to par- cipate in much of the festivity, ut he seemed to havei spent lore and more time with Luci-- ust bulling with her when the ad a free moment. Lite BntÂ»t in Auatin "He really feels no distinct ense of loss in her marriage Â·jecause he realizes he and Mrs. ohnson will be seeing a lot o( Luci and Pat down in Texas. e'i pleased that they're staring out their married life in Aus- n. "This will have f.uci on home ;round and also give Pal i nance to know and--the Presi- lenl hopes--like the country from which the family sprang. All in all, he thinks it is a darned good marriage." At one time, Nugent, W, wis not entirely certain whether he and his IS-year-old bride should start out in Washington or go lo Texas. Auslin ojfered the chance to continue his graduate studies in Â·msiness administration at the University of Texas. And it was also the base of the Johnson family's business holdings, which he felt he should learn about, W*rrM Orer Criticism But Nugent reportedly was concerned at this point that settling in Austin might somehow cause criticism of the President, particularly in the event he should become associated with any of the Johnson enterprises. The President squashed these concerns. They were not worth worrying about, he told Nugent. Nevertheless Nugent's concern pleased the Presidenl. And it doubtless contributed to Johnson's pride and satisUclinn when he walkrrl down Iht nislr yesl^rday to give 111* rlauphler':* hand to the boy Irom Your family Financial Center For Period T/l/66 - S/3076* SAVE BY AUG. 10TH EARN FROM AUG. 1ST Dividends Compounded QUARTERLY FREE SAVE-BY-MAIL ALWAYS FREE PARKING Bridgeport 605 B A R N U M AVENUK Swims Iwore J fcjr ft* Fi*rÂ»I SwVip Un Irunrwc* Corp.
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