The Bridgeport Post from Bridgeport, Connecticut on July 21, 1974 · Page 1
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Weather Forecast SUNNY AND PLEASANT TODAY AND MONDAV (WMtlwr In Dttoll «i pose A-Two) BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST METROPOLITAN EDITION VOL. LXXXV, NO. 29 Published W**kly of 410 Slolfc SI./ BrWstjrtTt, Csnn, OttM BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1974 lt*g« wn. «*« Ella Nominated for Governor by Democrats Turks Seize Corridor NICOSIA, Cyprus (A.P) -- Invading Turkish forces swiftly seized Control Saturday of a 10-mile-long corridor from the north coast of Cyprus to the island's capital of Nicosia. Bloody lighting raged most of the day and was particularly heavy between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities in Nicosia. "Waves of airborne troops.from Turkey continued to land" on the island, U.N. Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim told the Security Council in New York. ' However, U.S. military sources in Washington said th'e original force had not been iollowed by any large scale reinforcement to the original Turkish farce, estimated at 5,000, which swept onto the northern coast o£ Cyprus early Saturday. Several hundred paratroopers landed in Turkish strongholds o£ Nicosia. Near th'e port of Limassol, Turkish Cypriot fighters requested U.N. forces to supervise their surrender to the national guard led by Greek officers, Waldheim said. In the early hours o£ the attack, Nicosia shook with the sounds of bombing and the scream of Turkish F4 Phantom jets overhead being fired at by antiaircraft guns. The jets struck at Greek Cypriot positions; From the top of a six-story building in the city, fires could be seen in at least 10 areas. Waldheim said "Turkish air attacks on the Nicosia airport and other targets in Nicosia" were continuing'. (Cable and telephone communications with Cyprus went out at about 1 p.m. EDT Saturday and no Inside Today's Sunday Post Section Page late reports from correspondents were available.) The Security. Council appealed unanimously late Saturday for a general cease-fire.' A cease-lite between the two opposing communities in Nicosia was arranged Saturday afternoon by U.W. ' peacekeeping , forces, but broke down after 2'/ 2 hours. Meanwhile in Greece, a general mobilization was ordered, . thousands of reservists reported for duty, and the, Athens airport was closed lo all but a lew flights. Greek troops moved toward the Turkish border but there were no reports of any crossings. The Security Council appeal called for a general cease-fire, peace talks and withdrawal of the Greek officers who led 'the Cypriot national guard in the coup that overthrew President -Makarios on Monday. Waldheim declared: "We are faced with an appalling and extremely serious situation. With (See TURKS Page A-Z) Kissinger Hopeful Turkey i Will Talk · * .*^ · f ' ' · ' · , - . . · * · , . ; · . 6-7 4 8 * 1-24 15 Arts Calendar F Books and the Arts F Bridge ..·: F Camera Angles F Classified Section H Close-up F Coins » Comics J Consumer's Guide G Criswell Predicts ....... D Crossword Puzzle ... F Doctor in the Kitchen ... F Editorials B Family Lawyer B Fashions for Today D Financial ; G Gallup Poll A Home E Horoscope F Movies, Theater D Obituaries B Our Town D Outdoor Life E Political A Prize Puzzle B Sports E Stamps F Stock Summaries G Television, Radio E Travel E Veteran's' Services B Woman's..... * · · · D PARADE MAGAZINE Section I New CIA Director 4-7 Visit Psychiatrist Via TV ... 18-10 SUPPLEMENTS Parade -- Short Course on Homo Sewing . . . Korvettes -- Red Tag Sale. . . . Bradlecs -- Dollar-Saving Days 1 Today's Chuckle The credibility gap is when you hear a government expert" say that we arc definitely going to rectify our unfavorable balance of foreign trade -- and he's driving a foreign car. SAM CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- Secretary of.State Henry A. Kissinger expressed optimism Saturday that the .Turkish government will agree to join in negotiating sessions in London with Greek off-uals io settle the Cyprus crisis. He reported that Greece was prepared to accept negotiation if there is a cease-fire on the island. The road lo negotiation is open, Kissinger said, and has the support of the United States and the European community. Kissinger voiced public assurances 'hat there was no question of any confrontation with the Soviet Union in the area and that Soviet actions_ have been low-key and unprovoca- tive. ' With Under Secretary ol State Joseph L. Sisco stalling between Athens and Ankara, Kissinger said the United States was doing its utmost to promote immediate negotia- tions to end :the Cyprus conflict. The secretary of slate spoke at a news conference . at the Western White House. ' ' Meanwhile, ' the . Pentagon aierled an 800-man Army'para- troop battalion in Italy as about a dozen U.S. warships, including the carrier Forrestal, stemmed toward Cyprus to evacuate Americans, if necessary. . ' The two actions were described as "prudent, precautionary measures" in case evacuation is inquired. They said there is no intention to intervene mililarily between Greeks and Turks. Affected by the alert was the 1st Battalion 503th Infantry, at Vicenza, Italy. "The uiit has not moved and has no orders to move," the Pentagon said. "It is simply in a higher state of readiness than normal." Secretary of Defense James (See KISSINGER Page A-2} Sunday Post pdoto-Frcd Schul:« OFF FOR OAKDM.E -- Mrs. Joan Ccccorulll, of Monroe, and Ralph Argancse, of Ihe Cheslnul Hill company, pass lime awaiting the departure oi a specially-designed bus which took about a dozen muscular dystrophy victims in their wheelchairs lo the Burl Bactarach concert at the Oakdale theater yesterday. The trip was Ihe first one for (he bus, \vhich Mrs. Ccccorulli's husband Carlo, chairman o! the Muscular Dystrophy Association, termed a "milestone in Iransportalion of Ihe handicapped." No Party Primary; Caldwell on Ticket Nixon Heads Cover-Up: Doar WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special Counsel John Doar presented evidence for President Nixon's impeachment that he called "substantial and. persuasive" to the House Judiciary Committee on Saturday. One member apparently persuaded by Doar's presentation was Rep. George Danielson, D- Calif., who emerged from the closed-door briefing lo say, "I have no choice but to vole for impeachment." Other members withheld comment on the vote they will cast in about a week, but there was general agreement that Doar and Minority Counsel Albert Jenner had put together an impressive documentary case. "I think it is a very effective job they have done so far," said Rep. William .Cohen, R- Maine, one ol a half-dozen committee Republicans who say they have not yet decided how to vote. Rep. David Dennis, R-lnd., a strong defender of Nixon, called Doar "a very effective advocate." At the same time, the President's staff made public a legal brief in which presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair sought to refute in detail a broad range of charges against Nixon. A major part of it dealt with the questions of payments to Watergate defendant E. Howard Hunt Jr. It cited an often-quoted remark by Nixon telling John W. Dean 111: "Well, for C--sakes, get it...." St. Clair argued this quote "obviously refers to. Dean's suggestion that Hunt should be given some 'signal' and not money. "Significantly, at no point in his testimony, either before the Stratford Asks DEP Action On Wetlands Fill-in Claim By RAOOL BATALLER STRATFORD - The Conservation commission, in a letter to the Slate Department of Environmental Protection drafted by member Michael Aurelia and approved by Ihcs commission this week, points out that specific Great Salt Marsh areas in which it believes there are inland wetlands, including one area reported lo be a favorite of the Audubon society for bird- watching, are being filled in. The commission's open invitation to the DEP to do something about it should, the commission believes, indicate what kind of administration of the, wetlands regulations landowners can expect since DEP took over July I. "The leller is jusl to see what they're going to do," Mr. Aurelia said. The commission contends that the areas have been filled in during recent months and may soon be difficult to recognize as former w e t l a n d s , but it makes no mention of who may be doir.g the filling. DEP Must Decide "I think the areas are inland wetlands, but it's up lo DEP to decide," explained Mr. Aurelia, an experienced conservationist who also serves as conservation director for the city of Greenwich. II DEP scientists conclude the areas are in fact subject lo (See STRATFORD Page A-2) Senate Select Committee or before the grand jury did even John Dean accuse the President of having authorized any payments to Hunt. Dean testified-, 'The money matter was left very much hanging at thai meeting. Nothing was resolved.' " At the Judiciary hearing, members said Doar picked up where he left off Friday with a recital of events that he said placed Nixon in the center of a White House-directed plan to conceal the involvement of presidential aides in the NVater- gale. cover-up. ''With respect lo the plan," a .transcript of Doar's opening remarks Friday shows him saying, "I say that decision came directly from the President or was impltmenttd through his two closest associates, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehtlich- man. "Following thai, I jay the President made the decision to cover-up this shortly after the break-in on June 17, 1372, and that he has been in charge of the cover-vip from that day forward." Doar was accused of bias against Nixon by White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler, but irt the transcript, Doar denied it. "As an individual, I have not the slightest bias against President Nixon," he said. "I would hope that 1 would not do him the smallest injury. But f am not indifferent, not indifferent lo Ihe mailer of presidential abuse ot power, by whatever president...." Before Doar renewed his briefing a new question of the adequacy of White House-edited transcripts arose when il was learned a partial transcript presented in Nixon's defense lasl Thursday appears to con- (See DOAR Page A-1S) By ALAM E. SCHOENHAUS HARTFORD-- Congresswoman Ella T, Grasso, of Windsor Locks, was unanimously chosen yesterday as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate to head a ticket agreed upon in advance by key party leaders from across the state. The Grasso victory came when her only opponent for the nomination, former Norwalk. Mayor Frank N. Zullo, withdrew from contention when it became apparent he did not have enough delegate strenglh at the Democratic state convention GOP Names C o n g r e s s Nominees Republicans nominated candidates Ipr the six districts of the state yesterday, with Rep.-Stewart B^ McKinney, of Fairfield, being named by acclamation for a third term bid in the Fourth district comprising lower Fairfield county, and Rep. Ronald - A, 'Sarasin being unanimously bacfeed, for a second term in the Fifth district, covering upper Fairfield county, Ihe Naugatuck Valley and some New Haven county (owns. In the'Third district, which jn- eludes Stratford and Mijford, Jarrtes F . ' A H h a m . 27-year old Hamden lawyer, vas unopposed for the nomination, In the Sixth district, AvhicU,in- cludes New .Fairfield, Sherman arid Brookfjeld in Fairfield county, and New Mil ford in Utch- field county, Patsy 'J. Piscopo, of Thomaston deputy state banking commissioner, was the unanimous choice to seek the seat being relinquished by Rep. Ella T. Grasso, who is the Democratic candidate . f o r governor. In the Second district, in eastern Connecticut, slate Sen. Samuel B.' Helller, of Mystic was unaimously named to seek the seat now held by Rep. Robert H. Steele, who is seeking the Republican, nomination for governor. The first district nomination was the only one contested. F. Mac Buckley, 33, of Newington, has been- the attorney since 19T2 in. charge of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration strike force for Connecticut won the nomination on the second ballot with 9S votes. Former state Community Affairs Commissioner Ruben Figueroa, who had been favored to win, had 64, and former Democrat tucian DiFazio Jr., who announced this week he was going to seek the nomination. (ConLjnued on Page A-13) here to force a primary. He was later' nominated for attorney general and'again withdrew his name front, contention. Mrs. Grasso's victory makes her the first woman ever; nominated for governor by · a major party in Connecticut. 7 And, if she were to win the bK fice in November, she would be the first woman 'm the nation to, be elected to a governorship in her. own right. '. -* The outwardly tranquil con' vention was characterized. : bj£ f u r i o u s b e hind-the-scene pressure politicking that led to a compromise ticket put together by Democratic State Chairman John M. Bailey and agreed upon^ in varying degrees of enthusiasm, by top party leaders; Moreover, the strength of tho party leadership was reflected in the fact that the full ticket emerged without the threat of 'a primary, although there had. been several unsuccessful at* tempts to primary that, either ..fell short of the required 20 per, cent of delegate support or were withdrawn .under the weight -qi leadership pressure. · - ; The delegates selected a ticket headed by Mrs. Grasso that includes her former arch-rival for the top spot, state Attorney General Robert.K. KilHan,;bf -Hartford, as-the candidate for lieutenant governor. In addition; Secretary of State Gloria Schaffer, of , Woodbridge, .was renomiriajed without opposition; Henry E; Parker, a New Haven black Democratic leader, selected- for state treasurer; Deputy Senate Minority Leader J. Edward C aid well, o f Bridgeport, was chosen for state compiroller, and House Minority Leader Carl R. AjdUo, of Ansonia, was named as; the party's ^candidate for state attorney "general.. , Earlier in the proceedings the convention u n a n i m p u.s I y renominated U.S. Sen. Abraham A, Ribicoff who will bj seeking his third six-year term in that office. ' ",*· D e v e l o p m e n t bE the Democratic state ticket was a two-phase political operation that began several weeks ago when Mr. Bailey successfully engineered the; political reconciliation of Mrs. Grasso arid; Mr. Killian in the wake of; their bitter May 23 primary - for delegates in the city of Hartford.' Mr. Killiau agreed to withdraw his gubernatorial nomination drive in exchange for Mrs.' Grasso's support for his endorsement l o r l i e u t e n governor. ' i . - It remained, however, for Mr. Bailey and top party figures to hammer out a support agreement-for the posts of attorney general. comptroller a n d treasurer in protracted negotiations during Friday afternoon, late evening and into Saturday morning. State Democrats, who Jost the governor's office three and one half years ago to Republican Thomas J, MeskiU, are hopeful (Continued OB Page A-J2) Patman Has Prescription For U.S. Economic Ills WASHINGTON (AP) -Chairman Wright Patman of the House Banking Committee says a limit on interest rates and mandatory allocation of credit would go a long way toward curing the nation's economic ills. The east Texas Democrat has no illusions that such a program -- or the curbs he would like lo put on his old antagonist, the Federal Reserve -can win quick congressional approval. B u I Patman, sometimes called the "last o! the old-time Populists," said in an Interview he has high hopes Cor election n' an overwhelmingly Democratic and ttbeval Congress in November. That, he said, would make quite a difference, "It isn't just the Democrats that will be elected, but the kind of Democrats," he said. "They'll come irt here mad as biting sows." Sows lake to biting when Ihcy have piglets to protect, the onetime tenant farm boy explained -- "ihey are the most dangerous thing there is." Palman contemplates a national ceiling on interest talcs and requiring lending in- stilutions, for example, (o put n prescribed portion ol their funds into home mortgages. "Lr.w and moderate income people simply are being priced (See PATMAN Page G-8) 4

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