The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut on March 10, 1973 · Page 5
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POLICE REPORT 2 PURSE GRABS Two women were robbed o( their purses on city slreels yes terday. police report. Lillian McElroy, 62. ol 9. Lindley stroel, was knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse yesterday at H i l 5 a.m while w a l K i n g ' i n (rent of 1244 East Main street, police say. Patrolman Leo Krusinski said the woman reported she fought with two youths who grabbed her purse, but was dragged a short distance and knocked-to the pavement. She received injuries of the left knee and right hand, but was not hospitalized. Police issued an alarm for two Negro youths in connection with the theft. Roberta Jackson, 22, of 49 Orange street, complained she was robbed of her purse last night at 10:15 o'clock at Main and John streets. The woman reported a Negro In his twenties fled the scene in a car after taking her purse. The purse contained 75 cents and personal papers. 7 BURGLARIES REPORTED IN CITY Seven burglaries were reported to police yesterday in the cily. Benny Torres, of 683 Kossuth street, reported a television'set and jewelry were taken from his home. Record albums were stolen from the apartment ot Harry Lapih, '250 West avenue. Grocery Entered Burglars entered the Chestnut Gardens grocery, North,and Lexington avenues, and stole cash and cigarettes. A safe was repotted taken in a break at the Duchess Diner, Middle street and Fairfield avenue. Loss, was not known, pending an inventory. Rutli Pettway, of Bids.'?, Pe- qucnnock apartments housing project. Allen street, reported television was stolen from her apartment. . A television was stolen from the apartment of Willie Harris, «2 Kossuth street. Cash and a watch were stolen from the home of William Nangle, 698 Beechwood averme. Look; (Middle) for Correctional- Officers , . · ' , Poil pholo--Henry Roman Officers at the Bridgeport Correctional Center. 1106 North avenue, have taken on an "executive, logk" with the issuance this week of new uniiorms. Left to right are Lieut. Roy Carroll, who models the former "shirt-lje-and-trouser look"; Correctional Officer Alfred Foster, in the , new uniform which adds a jacket with a "Connecticut Correctional Department" emblem, and Deputy Warden Joseph E. Green.. Warden Jose Santos said the decision on adoption of the new uniforms, on a statewide basis, was made after months of deliberation by Corrections Commissioner .lohn R. Manson. . . FECIEAU KAPPY ! FOR DOWNEY LYNN, Mass. - (AP) Richard Fecteaj, who spent 19 years In Chinese prison carr.p, said Friday -night he WBS "very, very pleased" that John T. Downey of Connecticut will be released by the Chinese on Monday. Fectcau and Downey were shot down over China in 19S2. Downey, a Central Intelligent agent now 42, was sentenced to ile imprisonment on a charge of espionage and Fecleau drew a 20-year sentence on the same charge. Fecteau was released short!; before Christmas in 1971. Two Others Reluming The Washington announcement lhat Downey would be released at the Hong Kong border Monday was accompanied by word that two American pilots shot down over Chinese territory during Ihe Vietnam war would also he freed. They are Air Force MaJ. Philip E. Smith and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Flynn. : 'This cleans out the coll block." Fecteau said with obvious pleasure. ' ' Fecteau said he has no iob at present and js "just t a k i n g it easy." , 'All Is Okay' He said he had "a little cubic adjusting, about conver- ation" after he returned home but everything's okay now." Fecteau's first marriage to is former wife Margaret end- d in divorce and his second vifo died while he was in pris n. . . "But I have the twins," he aid. Fectcau, now 45, had not seen he girls, Sidnicc and Suzon now 22, since they were 1 months old but he and his for mer wife and the t w i n s wrot otters while.he^was in prison. Freed by Chinwe No 'Family Festivals' Set On Downey Homecoming Ex-POWToursSikorsky, Builder of'His' Helicopter FORD RECALLS SCHOOL BUSES DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -The Ford Motor Co. says it is recalling 1,353 school buses Because of possible faulty brake systems. Ford said Friday 699 buses made in 1972 and 1D73 had nylon air brake tuties which 1 cou[d drop close to''the exhaust- pirJe and mejt.- The, hoses might have been improperly secured, ·Ford said. .- ' ' ' Ford said if one line melted the foot brake would not operate but if another were affected the emergency brake voutd be applied automatically. Eighty-si^ other buses, which were exported, could have the same defect, the firm said. , Ford also said 10 per cent .of 568 buses made in .1971 and .1373 could have a brake vacuum check valve reversed. The,, defect reduces braking effectiveness f o r m 20 to 0 per cent, depending on the type of brake system installed. No accidents resulting from the problems have been reported, the company said. U.S. Air Force S/M Sgt. A r - ' thur Cormier, who was held captive in North Vietnam seven years,, yesterday toured Stratford's Sikorsky division plant where the helicopter, in which he was shot down, was built. Sgt. Cormier, of Bayshore, N.Y., now In liis fourth week of freedom, appeared to be good physical'condition and ex- iressed the gratitude and relief hat had been expressed almost o a - m a n " by the several hundred other returned POWs. Sgt. Cormier was shot down over N o r t h Vietnam Nov. 6, 1965,' while on a pilot rescue mission. As the rescue .team's parachute jumper, he was the man designated, to leave t h,e aircraft to go" to downed pilots' assistance. The mission which began fri Thailand that day with the rescue of a pilot of a dpwnec A-1E aircraft as its objective ended with the capture of Sgt Cormier and two crew mates when t h e i r CH-3 helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky, wa: shot down. Held in Hanoi Area From that time u n t i l his re lease in February, Sgt. Cormie. said, he was held captive by thi North Vietnamese, mostly in thi lanoi area, Beyond that, h NOW YOU KNOW Inca emperors, usually married their sisters. -- (UPI) STRIP-ALL Furniture Stripping Special Windows -- 2 for $5 Up to 30"00" Don't Fuss--Call Us 2390 Main St. BRIDGEPORT Tel. 367-0300 v/ould not discuss details of th imprisonment for fear of jeop ardizing the release of prisoner still held by the Communists. Asked how it feels to be bac in the United States and-reunite with his family, Sgt. Cormie described the feeling as "jus great." . "Some of the o I n e r me weren't so lucky," he added, re ferring to men killed or maime in the Vietnam war and thos m e n ' s t m listed as missing i action. Sgt. Cormier, 35, was accom panied by h i s ' w i f e , Eileen, and :his four children. Scan, age 12, Daphne, 11; Mercy, 9, and Kevin, 8. Issue of Amnesty The sergeant also declined to commbnt on the terms on which the warring factions in the Indochina war agreed to a cease- fire or on the issue of amnesty. draft evaders and military eserters. · His statement tor the presen' n those matters,- he said^ was mple thanks and gratitude at eeing the war ended. However. -The Associated-Press eported -that during a morning onference at Westover Air Force jase, Chicopee, Mass., Sgt. Cormier joined a fellow former risoner of war in saying that ome draft evaders deserved eniency, although both Air Force fficcrs opposed complete am* esty for all. Has Gained 5 Pounds Sgt. Cormier said he had gain- d five pounds since returning to this country, and hopes to maintain his present weight. He and his family pfan to take a vacation for the next sevcra veeks, the sergeant said, after which he hopes to return to ichool. ·The Air Force officer was on iis second tour of duty in Viet n a r n ' a t the time of his capture His first exposure to the Vietnam and's captivity, Mrs. Cormie said, she was one of several for unate PQW wives to receive le ters from North Vietnam. Sh said she received about 36 le ters from her husband in tha time, getting the first one in Fe 1066. A great spirit of camarader developed between the POW fam Hies over the years of the men's imprisonment, Mrs. Co mier said. She described the feeling of togetherness ' a n d co-operation as one paralleling the camaraderie 'among the prisoners themselves. Mrs. Cormier clearly remembers the television coverage of the arrival of the first group of jriso'riers released by Hanoi at Mark Air base in the Philippines, ler husband was the 14th man to deplane from the second aircraft :o land, she said, CUBAN EMIGRE JOINS M'KESSON Dr. Jose E. Ramirez ha joined McKesson Laboratories Fairfield as a senior analytic chemist, according to an a nouncement today by Robert Ewing, vice president and ge cral manager. Dr. Ramirez will be responsible for developing new analytical methods for drugs under study both domestically and internationally',' He recently AP Wlrepliolo JOHN DOWNEY DOWNEY LEAVING P E K I N G PRISON (Continued from Page One) heir plane had strayed oft oursc on a flight from Korea o Japan, Eventually, government sources cgan to acknowledge their espi nage role. Finally, at a news conference, President Nixon In anuary described Downey as a CIA agent. Fecteau, who had been sen enced to 20 years, was re eased before Christmas in 197 after serving 19 of them; Slrhul aneously, it was learned tha Downey's sentence had bee commuted to five years--pre sumably from Ihe time of th announcement, Over the years, Downey, th nephew, of singer Morton Down ey received occasional vis! from members of his fami! His mother. Mary V. Downe went to see him in 1958, 196 1962, 1964 and again in 1971 Last month, when preside NEW BRITAIN; conn. (AP) -- 'There won't be any family festivals when John gets home," says William Downey, Brother o' the man the Communist Chinese have promised to release Monday a f t e r 22 years in prison. "He'll be coming here to the hospital to see my mother,' said Downey, referring to Mrs. Mary V. Downey, who was critical condition and wasn't aware of her son's immincnl release. Mrs. Downey lay unconscious in a semi-coma at New Britain Hospital Friday when the While House announced that her 43 year-old son would he release* from a Peking prison, She suf fcred a stroke Wednesday nigh at her New Britain home, an late Friday she was reportec still In critical condition. 'Not to Re Told* "Her doctor told me she I not to be told of this," Downe; said at a news conference Fri ay, "She !s in a coma most o te time and only occasionall mi-conscious." William said the fact thai hi other was coining home wa leautiful," but he said it wa empered" by tlie circum anccs. T h e nnnouncemcnl t h a owncy, an agent for the Cen al Intelligence Agency who? i pri . Kii ane was shot down ove hina Nov. 20, 1552, would-b etcased came In response to lea from President Nixon Chinese Prime Minister Cho in-Lai. Nixon acted a f t e r Go "homes J. Meskill, a boyhoo riend of Downey's, inform overnment officials of Mr Downey's condition. Downey was sentenced to II MRS. MARY DOWNEY . . . Gravely lit In Hartford. mprisonihcnt by the Chines or espionage, but In Deccmbc 971 his sentence was comniu id to five additional years jail. Last of Five Trips Mrs. Downey last saw Job n November 1971, the last 'tve trips she and other men Ters of the family made China to visll him beginning 1958. William Downey, who accom panted his mother on the 19 trip, said John's "health w exellent and he bad a f l frame of mind." Since the vis Downey said, the Chinese ha reported to U.S. officials th John continued to be I cellcnt health; John Downey graduated fro BRIDGEPORT POSt Saturday, March 10, 1973 « Uitivfcrjlty in June .1#1, urmg- th* Korean Wir,- and e,4i»t el y J°°fc .the Job with :C!A. ·'· '; i ' -· His roommate at Ya!«, and rlier at Choate, remembers m as a "born leader of meJv" Greenwich Resident Putney Westerfietd of Grwn- ich, Conn.,". now'publisher of ortune magazine, said In An ten-Jew Friday he was l es- ctically happy" at John's lw- endihg release. "It's been" "a ng 20 years," he said. ' " WesterMeld said there wasn't nythln* unusual in John's erf- ering the CIA. * r "When we were coming 6Ut f college, the Korean War just ad started," he said. "A larg* umber of college graduates hat particular year went'Into nteIHgcnce activity." ' : "·' Westerfield said John was a born leader of men, president f the class at school (Choate)* great athlete. He was a good English' scholar and a writef. le loved literature. ~' 'Modest, Self-El feeing' /. He .was very modest, self- effacing, with a good sense ol lumen'," said Westerfield, add- nj that John, a Roman Catho- lc, had a "great religious ailh." . ' . , r [ think friends who knew him knew that if .anyone coultf : through 20 years, it was him," said Westerfield, "I can't think of any man better equipped to live through those years." The qualities that kept John'* spirits .high during periods ot solitary confinement, Westerflel(i said, were "inner composure and physical conditioning." "He had. an inability to bV angry at anyone," Westerfield said. "He just couldn't get angry at any situation." J9hn won letters at Yale lh track, wrestling and football. held a National He telephoned from the Philippines shortly afterward, she said and although military authorities had said calls.from the air base were to be limited to 15 minutes, Mrs. Cormier remembers she and her children had too many tilings to say to be constrained by the time limit. Sikorsky Gives Souvenir Before the family was led on a tour of the Sikorsky plant, executive vice president John A. McKenna presented a modified rep- Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Eastern Center in Philadelphiaa. He has a BS degree in chemistry and physics from the University of South Florida and a ity PhD in physical chemistry from the State University of New York. Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Ramirez, emigrated to Florida in the early 1960s and now resides with his wife and family in Bridgeport. conHict was in 1964, when he ]ica and picture of the type of helicopter used in Vietnam res- served as a member of amphibious rescue teams in the Gulf of Tonkin. He returned to Vietnam on Oct. 1, 1065, on his second toul of duty and was captured less than a month later. 7 Hard Years for Wife Mrs, Cormier described the more than seven years during which her husband was imprisoned as "a difficult time," especially since she and her family were living in their New York home, apart from the "supportive aspects" of a military community. Mrs. Cormier, a school librarian, said she worked in the East Islip, N.Y., school system during her husband's absence, adding that it was originally her husband's idea for her return to work when he left for what was supposed to a year's tour of Fo] lowing the tour, the Cormier 'amily met Scrgi Sikorsky, eldest son of the late Igor Sikorsky, founder of the giant aircraft corporation. Mr. Sikorsky told the Cormiers that his father was immensely proud of the people using helicopters to perform rescue work. Pointing out that the helicopter's first use in military operation was a rescue flight, Mr. Sikorsky said his father found time to take a personal interest in the men who used the aircraft he invented on rescue missions. "It was one of his greatest sources of satisfaction," Mr. Si- iorsky said. duty. a member of the League o E - Families,' an organization of relatives of POWs and MIAs, and a former director of the group, Mrs. Cormier said, she had met several times with Presidential advisor Henry Kissinger to discuss the prisoner of war issues. During the period of her hus- 5J DAILY PAPERS SOLD NEW YORK -- The owner ship i f 53 U.S. daily newspa pers and at least 119 non-daily papers changed in 1972. WOMAN IS CHARGED IN FAIRFIELD CRASH Ethyl Nash, 63, of 414 Skytop drive, Fairfield, was charged with making an improper left turn following an accident yesterday at 10:45 a.m. x Brooklawn avenue at Cleveland avenue, Fairfield. Patrolman John Serknls said her auto collided wilh another one driven by Eugene Farkas, Jr., 34, of 609 Kings highway, Fairfield. In another accident yesterday at 7 p.m. on the Post road at North Pine Creek road, Francisco Ayala, 37. of 110 Renncll street, v^as charged \v-ith improper passing. He also was given a warning for driving after drinking. Further details on Ihe accident were unavailable. fn an accident today at 1:35 a.m, in front o[ 71 Beach road, John Wolf, 23, o[ 38 Rhoda avenue, was charged by Patrolman Rudolph Vida with failure lo drive in a proper lane. His auto, Ihe Ma] adviser Henry A. Kissing was in Peking, the Chine promised to review the tenca this summer. For Mrs. Downey the difference in time could be critical. She suffered a stroke Wednesday night. When the While House made its announcement, the 75-year-old woman lay unconscious in n semicoma at New Britain General Hospital. Ronald L. Ziegler, the While House press secretary, said Nixon had arranged to have Mrs. Downey's condition conveyed to Chou "on his behalf.' Arriving at Camp David Friday for the weekend, the President expressed his pleasure over the release of the three Americans and said it was par ticularly good news abou Downey. Said Fecteau in Lynn: "This cleans out the cell block." Said Downey's brother William, a New York lawyer: "The fact lhat he's coming home is beautiful." William Downey said Nixon telephoned him at his mother's bedside Friday afternoon. How- iver, Mrs. Downey was not given (he news. Her doctor has told me she is not to he told of this/' Wiliam Downey said. BANK ELEVATES A LADY H A V I N G A B A B Y MILLER MILLS OPEN SUNDAY 10 A. M. TO 6P.M. SAVE 30% TO 60% ON DRESS FABRICS-DECORATOR FABRICS - CUSTOM MADE SLIPCOVERS AND DRAPES · ·· JUST ARRIVED! ··· TRUCKLOADS OF SPRING DRESS FABRICS Choose from a Wide Selection oi Polyester DOUBLE KNITS -- BAN- LON KNITS -- JERSEY KNITS -- POLYESTER COTTON--PLUS MANY -- MANY MORE! Mich. 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Seigtcr of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and Dr. .Chester Medical d c l p h i a , cancer Snulham of Jefferson College in Phila- symposium on the r e l a t i v e l y told Friday new t r e a t m e n t 5 they used attempts to boost patients' immune or d i s e a s e - f i g h t i n g systems so they can reject t h e i r t u m o r s . "We arc encouraged with these results, but it is still loo soon to say they are cured for sure," Sciglcr told n e w s m e n . In all the cases, the two men said. Ihe patients had u n d e r gone conventional treatment. 1 for malignancies but the can cers returned and spreat :hroughout their bodies. 180 Patients Treated Seiglcr said he had 150 latients s u f f e r i n g with ex- rcmely serious melanomas, a type ol skin c a n c e r t h a t is almost impossible to treat successfully once it has spread. A f t e r using a four-stage im- m u n o t h e r a p y r e g i m e n , 41 p a t i e n t s -- or 23 per cent -have been disease-free for at least three years, he said. Seiglcr said his group at highly D u k e found two-thirds of the p a t i e n t s had 1 80 deficient i m m u n e systems, so they used various vaccines, including one used to t r e a t tuberculosis, to restore the bodies, capacities to fight its own diseases. S o u t h a m reported on a seven- y e a r study of 33 patients with bone t u m o r s , which occur in- f r e q u e n t l y but almost always strike young people. Such mors usually result in death he- cause by the lime they a r o discovered they have spread to other p a r t s of the body. The 33 patients w e r e divided into t h r e e treatment groups and each was given a vaccine tailor-made from his or her own t u m o r cells, Soulham said Five of 12 patients treated wilh one type of vaccine arc appar ently cured after having been free of the disease 12. years, he said. In another series, two of Ifi patients have lived for three to five years. In the third and newest vaccine regime has lour of (ive patients living disease- free for up lo 23 months, he said. "All of these vaccine treat- m e n t s are tricky and very time consuming," Southam said. "Since we have so few p a t i e n t s , we have lo wait for a long t i m e to evaluate our results." Both men spoke at the closing session of the 26th a n n u a l Symposium on Fundamental Cancer Research, by the Univ e r s i t y of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor I n s t i t u t e . 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