The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut on March 25, 1965 · Page 15
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The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut · Page 15

Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Thursday, March 25, 1965
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THE BRIDGEPORT POST, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1965, FIFTEEN Wider State Aid Backed BILL SEEKS AID ONALGAEINZOAR In Medical Care for Agec HARTFORD . (AP)--Connec'ti- cut's. medical aid to the aged program will remain as important as ever even if Congress passes a medicare program this session,: says State Welfare Commissioner Bernard Shapiro. Shapiro, testifying Wednesday at a legislative hearing, said medicare would reduce the costs of the Connecticut program. The state program, Shapiro told4'the General Assembly's Public Welfare and.Humane Institutions Committee, should be liberalized. The program, established by the .General Assembly in 1961 under the provisions of the federal Kerr-Mills Act, works under a 50 per cent matching funds arrangement with the federal government. Shapiro supported bills that would; include nursing care ordered i by a physician, dental care and services and optomet- ric services in the program for persons, of. limited income. Thejprogram now provides a physician services care in hospitals, convalescent or rest homes,' drugs and visiting nurse care. Cost Put At $1.2 Million The ; commissioner estimated that expansion of the program would 'cost the state 51.2 million during! the next biennium, but half the amount would be made up by federal contributions. He rioted that the Commission to Study the Social Welfare Laws Iliad recommended that the program be made more comprehensive in its coverage. Bills-expanding the program were supported by spokesmen for the :T Commission on Services (or Elderly Persons, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut State Dental Association, the Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the United Auto Workers, the Connecticut Podiatry . Society; the Connecticut Oplometric Society and others. Also heard was testimony on a bill sponsored by Rep. Louis J. Padula, House majority leader, that would liberalize the pro- grain's eligibility requirements. Under the bill, single persons with incomes up to $2,100 a year and married couples with incomes up to $3,200 a year would be eligible. The standard is now J1.800 for single persons and $2,100 for married couples. The .Connecticut Pharmaceutical Association opposed bills that would permit persons over 65 to buy drugs and medicines at cost from the state. ; Francis Cole of West Hartford, spokesman for the association, said the selling drugs at cost to people merely because they were over 65 was not fair. "Why drugs only?" he asked. "Why not rent, heat, clothing and everything else the elderly might need?" Another bill that would appropriate $50,000 for matching grants to towns for the establishment of recreation centers for the elderly won heavy support. T h e proponents i n c l u d e d spokesmen for the Commission on Services for Elderly Persons, municipal officials from New Britain and Waterbury, the State Labor council, and the Council of Senior Citizens Inc., of Connecticut. DEMPSEY SEES NEED FOR RIGHTS ACTION NEW HAVEN (AP) -- Strong ivil rights laws will be. needei until "our people will do wha we know is morally right with out the compulsion of law," Gov John Dempsey has told mem bers of the New Haven Jewish Community Center. In a speech Wednesday night !he governor said the Genera Assembly is "still at the task' of enacting laws to. make th full rights of citizenship avail able to all persons. He referred to a bill filed ir the legislature that would allow for injunctions to block the sal or rental of property involved i: lending discrimination cases. The owner would be preventet from disposing of the property until a court has ruled on th charge. There are about 82 million vehicles registered in the nation. NAACP UNIT ASKS GOP AID ON BILLS HARTFORD - (AP) Spokes men for Connecticut branches o .he National Association for th Advancement of Colored Peopl conferred with Republican legis lative leaders yesterday abou civil rights legislation. The group urged support of bill mt would make injunctive an subpoena powers available to, th State Civil Rights commissio when it acts in cases of allege discrimination. Jane W. Torrey, a member the faculty of Connecticut Colleg and chairman of the legislativ steering committee of the Con necticut NAACP branches, sai the delegation also asked for GO support of "many measures t correct economic and social ii equalities." ; The same group met last wee with Governor Dempsey to di cuss legislative goals. Besides Miss Torrey, the deli gallon included Andrew J. Harr of New Britain; Leila McGowan and Theodore F. Hogan, Richar Olshen and Andrew Rankeson, a of New Haven; Charles I. Moor of Bristol; the Rev. William Weber and Mrs. Marie M. Hov ard, both of Ansonia; -Dr. Fre Adams of Danbury and Wilbu Smith and Milliard Frankly: both of Hartford. ROCKEFELLER PLANS TEEM DRINK STUD WASHINGTON -- (UPI) Gov Nelson A. Rockefeller of Ne York said yesterday he w i I appoint a committee to unde take a long-range study of teen age drinking problems. The New York governor sai ..i a letter to Rep. Bernai Grabowski, D-Conn,., that he bi lieves raising New York's drinl ing age from 18 to 21 "is no the primary solution -to t h problems that disturb all of u regarding drinking by youn people. "Accordingly, I shall appon a committee to undertake long-range, in-depth study of th public aspects of the use of a cohol," he said. Grabowski has been circula ing a House resolution askin that New York raise its drink ing age to 21. CLEARANCE SALE STARTS TODAY UNIFORMS 3.99 Two For Cotton or Nylon Sizes 10-20, 1 2 '/2 -24'/2,40-52 HOUSE DRESSES 1.79 SPECIAL PURCHASE SIZES io 24'A Some Wraparounds 2.99 to 16.95 NONE HIGHER BLOUSES -r 79 SKIRTS «·' 199 QUALITY STORES 37 ARCADE, BRIDGEPORT Stratford, Milford Favor Vocational School Stiic By STAFF REPORTER HARTFORD -- An appropria- on of $50,000 to continue studies i combat algae growth in in- ;nd waters and lakes was urged esterday at a hearing before the Vater Resources and Flood Conol committee of the Legislature. The problem, with which state uthorities have been contending or more than 10 years, was dis- ussed at the hearing with part- cular reference to Lake Zoar in s'ewtown, Lake Lillinonah in the Srookfield-Bridgewater area and jantam lake in Litchfield and ·Iqrris. / A complicating factor in reacting a solution of the problem, le committee was told, is the ischarge from modern sewage reatment plants into streams and ivers. James G. Horsfall, director of he Connecticut Arguisultural Ex- eriment Station, said "the better sewage is treated, the better he algae like it." He explained .that treatment f raw sewage oxidizes its com- onents,. producing, effluent that s rich in phosphates, nitrates and lotassium salts. These encourage rowth of aquatic plant forms inch more than raw sewage, he aid. William S. Wise, director of the itate Water commission, said he s hopeful that continuing studies Himately will produce a soiu- ibn of the aigae growth problem hat long has annoyed swimmers, portsmen and lake residents. By STAFF REPORTER HARTFORD -- A bill to es- ablish a commission to study le need for a technical-voca- ional school in the Stratford- dilford area was supported yes- crday by legislators from the wo towns at a hearing in the Capitol. Reps. George F. Wright, D- .Iralford, Albert M. Proven- ano, D-Slratford. Robert H. Davis, D - Milford, and Clarnce I. Platl, R-Milford, told the Education committee of the Leg- stature there is urgent need for uch an institution in the two- own area, particularly in view f overcrowded conditions at iulla.rd - Havens technical school n Bridgeport. Rep. Platt said there are 150,00 residents in the Stratford- Milford - West Haven - Orange rea which would benefit from he project. 'Work Release' Program Urged For I n m a t e s of State Jails HARTFORD-(UPl) A bill tha ·IOUSE PAYS T R I BUTE would allow selected inmates ti i I l l n P C U f t C R Y I U n R hold regular daytime jobs and bi I J U U U t H A r J K T LUUlJ confined only at night elic WILTON COLLEGE ASKS CHARTER By STAFF REPORTER HARTFORD -- A bill incorpo- ·ating the College of Notre Dame of Wilton was unopposed yesterday ,at the hearing before the ncorporalions committee of the Legislature. . Rep. Louis J. Padula, R-Npr- walk, Hbuse majority leader, urged the committee to give the Dill a speedy favorable report, The college, established about ;our years ago in the Belden Hill section of Wilton by the School sters of Notre Dame, trains young women who are members of the religious congregation to ie teachers to serve in parochial schools and already is accredited )y (he State Education -depart- nont. It has no private students. Sister Mary James, SSND., dean of the college, and Sister Mary Theodora, SSND., represented the college at the hearing. .The bill would allow .the college to establish programs .for intermediate, secondary, college and graduation education and to *rant degrees and diplomas on Jie basis of standards set by the State Board of Education. The bill lists Emma Mary Carton, Claire Techan, Ann Marie Van Demmel, Mary. Power and William H. McMahon Jr. as in corporators.- .....o ,,,,,.(,,. """·'-- OD , , Among tne ours support! ville was praised by members of wer( , a probation officw and he House of Representatives yes- h u m a n re | alion5 direclor . erday as a . man who brought Q legislator Rep Jacl( s . ability in an uncommon degree w ... RSE . Hartmton op to a variety of demanding jobs (he m ' easure He £ id '/ __ _ during his life. · ultimately result in coddling of Judge Lugg, 52,. died at his cr j ra j na i s :ontinuing the work. A resolution citing his achievements as a lawyer, legislator, director of the Legislative Council, legislative commissioner urist was adopted after several epresentatives added their per- onal statements of esteem. Although the Speaker custom arily does not join in 'remarks, on a resolution, Speaker J. Tyler Patterson, R-OId Lyme, broke with custom to voice a personal ribute to Judge Lugg. 2 BILLS BACKED BY COMMITTEE HARTFORD (AP)--The legis- ature's Public Health and Safey Committee has given a favorable report to a bill th; would ban the sale of unsafe or unreliable fire extinguishers. The measure, which won committee approval 'Wednesday l now be scheduled for action both houses of the Genera Aseembly. The committee also approved and sent to the 'legislature's Appropriations Committee three money bills providing: $180,000 in grants to tumor clinics and registries located in ;eneral hospitals. $30,000 to the Yale University School of Medicine for research on cystic fibrosis. $40,000 to the State Department of Health for the care and ·catment of victims of cystic fibrosis. The committee also approvec .. bill that would b the sale o so-called hard detergents. The detergent industry has already announced that no more hare detergents will be distributed after June 30. ISRAEL ASKS BRITAIN FOR MORE SUPPORT LONDON -- (AP) Prime Min ster Levi Eshkol of .Israel toda; called on British governmen eaders for more financial sup'por to help ease the Israeli economic :rain caused by heavy defense commitments. Diplomatic sources said that ii his discussions with deputy Primi Minister George Brown, Eshko underlined that it was also up tt Britain to boost .imports from Israel and help redress its bal ance of payments deficit with thi country. Brown is also ministe [or economic affairs. In 1964, Israel exported 18.1 mil lion pounds ($50.68 million) wort of goods to Britain and took 2 million pound 5 (5 91 - 1 million' worth in return. Brown promised to look into th matter. He also promised to urg British business and industry t step up its trade with. Israel, in formants said. The Israelis sa they are Britain's best mlddl east customer. NOROTON BRIDGE dyBILL IS PRESSED The bill would authorize the commission to propose a site and submit cost estimates for the school to the 1967 session of the Assembly. The measure was opposed hy Dr. William J. Sanders, state commissioner of education, who said his department could make the study and report on it to the Assembly. At the hearing, Sen. Samuel Lebon, D-Hartford, urged approval of a bill to provide $35,000 for offset printing facilities at Bullard-Havens. Rep. Louis J. Padula, R-Npr- walk, supported a bill to provide over $1 million to build additional facilities for day and night students at the Norwalk technical institute. He said that under the program 300 more day students and 300 additional night students could be accomodated. HARTFORD -- (AP) Common 'leas Judge Harry Lugg of Rock- ._ ily at night elided general approval in a legislative hear- ·esterday. ing the bill's supporter: iome Tuesday. He-;had retired rom the bench .March 9. because a superv i sor 0 ~f "aduft probation ailing health prevented him. from (or the s(ale said .. Qne o( the roots and fallacies of our la is that men sit in jail and are idle. NURSERY SCHOOL CONTROE SOUGHT HARTFORD (AP)--A bill that vould require state licenses for private nursery schools was op- osed by the Connecticut Association for Nursery Education at a legislative public hearing Wednesday. A spokesman, John Q. Tilson, said the association would ! ve no objection to the issuance of certificates by health authorities, as proposed in another bill, but that he saw no need for setting up a new state organiza- ion. The bill before the General ^aw Committee would create a special commission to draft a daytime care licensing code. Standards Sought Supporters of the bill said there should be minimum standards to protect the welfare of some 15,000 youngsters who at- :o'nd about 500 day care centers in the stale. Mrs. Lula Behl, chairman of :he Greater Hartford Community Council's day care study committee; said that state standards should be outlined so that 'no program would operate if a child is endangered." Dr. Nicholas Haritos of the State Health Department opposed the bill as being "too mmbcrsome." He said he fav- ired the issuance of certificates jy the health department. STATE AID ASKED ON SEWAGE UNITS HARTFORD (AP) -- The Connecticut Conference of Mayors says the state's inactivity "is the main reason why construction of sewers and other facili- kept pace with Ellsworth Cramer of Norwich He said there was a successiu :ionor system program initiated in Norwich under the old court sys tern in which husbands jailed on non-support charges were allowed to continue their employmen during the day. Employment Stressed Arthur Johnson, director o lartford's H u m a n e Relations Council, said that employmen is a prime factor in such cases. He said thai when men are given short sentences, "their .hread of employment is interrupted and this exposes them to punitive aspects of our society.'' Bui, said Rep. Wallis, "I won. der where Ihe penally comes in. It seems like the jail administra- :or would be running an employ ment agency. "When are we going lo make a.'gold medal with a diamond in it:' for these people who break the law?" he asked. The bill's supporters, testifying before the General Assembly's Penal Institulions committee said that it was aimed at rela lively minor offenders whose aver age jail stay is about 45 days. Rep. Mary G. Bishop, R-EasI Lyme, a committee member, ask ed why probation might not be considered as an alternalive lo the so-called "work release" pro gram. Mr. Johnson replied that pro bation was a "judicial preroga five." He also said that while many persons who were able to retain lawyers, obtain probation those withoul lawyers generalli do not. Would Aid Families The bill provides thai when £ prisoner earns money while work ing, the jail administralor is lo deposit the funds in trusl. They would go to support the prisoner's dependents. J. Bernard Gates, execulive di rector of the Connecticul Prison associalion, spoke in favor of Ihe measure. He said thai 24 slales already have such programs. The bill passed Ihe Senate las session but failed to get through the House. The committee also heard strong supporting testimony on a meas ure for camps for youthful offen ders. ties has not pollution." A statement from the mayors' conference was submitted Wednesday in support of a bill that would establish a program of state grants for the con- .ttuction of sewage facilities. William S. Wise, director of the State Water Resources Com- m'ssion, told a legislative hearing that such a bill would serve the purpose of "accelerating our water resources program. Wise said slate grants woulc supplement federal grants that are now available. Although he supported the proposed state program. Wise said the federal program actually had the effect of slowing construction of sewage facilities. Some towns prefer to wait for years for a federal grant, he so?d, rather than pay the whole coil. The grants pay 30 per cent of the cost of treatment .plants up to a maximum of 1250,000. The state proposal would pro- .v'de grants equal to !0 per cent of'construction costs to a maximum of $600,000 to any one town In a single year. MILFORD LAND SOUGHT FOR HOUSING ELDERLY HARTFORD -- A bill to se aside 10 acres of land acquirer by the state for Silver Sands state park in Milford, for use as the site for housing for the elderly was supported by Milford legis lators yesterday. Reps. Robert H. Davis, D-Mil ford, and Clarence I. Plait, R Milford, told the State Develop ment committee the proposa would provide for 25 housing un its, if approved. Buy Th* Finutt PERM'S "PURE PORK" ITALIAN SAUSAGE R. PKRRI ft ma, Inc. New Harm, C*«. By STAFF REPORTER HARTFORD -- A bill that struclion of the bridge, located on Middlesex road, Darien, and deepening of the river channel for 1,900 feet north of the present bridge. Rep. Gcnnnro W. Prate, R- Daricn. lold Ihe committee that if Ihe Highway department han- vould turn over to the State |d|cs the project the work can Highway department the task be completed w i t h i n the ap- f designing and building a new propriation, which otherwise ridge over the Noroton river letwecn Darien and Stamford vas unopposed before the Water Resources and Flood Control ommittee at a legislative hear- ng yesterday. The bill modifies a special act iassed in 1963 which appropriat- will be inadequate. He said that when the bill was passed in 1!)63 the highway and the bridge were owned municipally but they since have brcn t a k e n over hy the state under the road classification program. i described as "jilting around [ W a i t i n g for the Legislature to draft its highway program," have ample time at present to design and program the work for the Water Resources commission. The program also relates to flood control. Rep. I-' rate is House c h a i r m a n of the Roads and Bridges committee which handles the highway program in the Assembly. The hill was co-sponsored hy Sen. W i l l i a m F. Hickey J r . , D- Stamford $250,000 to the Water Re-1 He added t h a t Highway do- iources commission for the con-'partmcnt engineers, whom he TO VISIT ALBANIA V I E N N A -- (AP) Communist Chinese Premier Clwu En-lai is going to visit Albania, Peking's East European ally in the Soviet- Chinese dispute. STRATFORD, MILFORD GRANTED SCHOOL AID By CAREY CRONAN ll'n%l \V;i!thlnglm Correspondfnt) WASHINGTON -- The town of Stratford has been tentatively en- tilled to $159,430 for educational uses under Public Law 874, covering areas where the school population has been expanded by the presence of defense factories, it was announced yesterday. The [certified immediate payment is $119,572. i An entitlement nf 512-1,108 for ; Milford, with an immediate payment of $93,081, also was an- 'nounccd. 5PRICES EFFECTIVE THURSDAY-FRIDAY SATURDAY== = OPEN THURSDAY FRIDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. GET THE BEST AND SAVE MONEY, TOO! CHOICE DUNtLt^J PREMIUM STEAK SALE SWISS STEAKS LONDON BROIL SHOULDER STEAK CHUCK FILLET SARATOGA STEAK CUT rtOM " s CHOCi And Swift Premiiim Chucks FRESH CUBE STEAKS CHICKEN STEAKS SANDWICH STEAKS U.S. CHOICE BEEF FLANKEN FRESH ITALIAN m ^^ l-Ktil-l I I A L I A N -- j^ 49 SAUSAGE,:- 69 FRESH LEAN GROUND CHUCK Ib. 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