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Bridgeport Post (Newspaper) - October 20, 1957, Bridgeport, Connecticut Bridgeport's Family Newspaper i BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST Weather FAIR COOL TODAY AND MONDAY VOL NO 42 Entered Second Miller Post Bridgeport Coon 2 CONN SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 1957 FIFTEEN CENTS Stratford Democrats Ask Wilcoxson Scalp In Council Chair Deal RIVALS CLASH IN ELECTION AS By FREDERICK E PHELAN The Stratford Democrats want to oust Town Clerk W Howard Wilcoxson veteran of 23 years of service in the office as a part of a proposed deal under which the Republicans would get the chairmanship of the Town Council The proposal was made to Re- Town chairman Oscar Peterson and to at least one Re- publican Council member by Town Chairman Julius Tucciarone Republicans have flatly ed the proposal and declare they continue the balloting for hairman if it takes two years Town Clerk Now In Hospital Mr Tucciarone admitted that he had made the as spokesman for the five members of the Town Council declaring if the want to save the job for then they can vote for Ed Dome for chairman The veteran Town Clerk who was given his original ment by the Town Council in une 1934 and has been each two years since a patient in Bridgeport where he under went on Oct 9 two days after Although urged by his to enter the hospital Oct Mr Wilcoxson had refused because of the work necessary Election Day He was ad- mitted to the hospital on the morning after election and under- went surgery the following day Two years ago similar stories were circulated and it was ed by the Democratic leaders hat they had tried to oust Mr at that time The Re- publicans f to listen to the deal and after Mr Dome was named as chairman Mr on was reappointed for another McLevy Defends Program as Tedesco Cocco Press Attack By WILLIAM J WALSH Rival candidates in the alty race clashed yesterday as they stepped up the pace of the Nov 5 city election campaign As the drive headed into the final full two weeks before ion Mayor McLevy charged his opponents are trying to sure him to rush into development by double talk Samuel J Tedesco Democratic nominee accused the McLevy ad- ministration of neglecting to take the people into their con- on plans for the new City Hall and called for a much more modest structure than he said appears to be in mind Domenick Cocco Republican candidate upbraided Judge desco for criticizing the Mayor on finances of garage and promised to solve downtown traffic problems if elected McLevy Culls For Delay Asserting in a campaign ment that redevelopment must await the location of Route 25 a financial burden on the city the Mayor said he would resist pressure to go into the program with the speed he said his opponents are demanding As in previous elections my opponents are promising to work miracles and at the same time reduce the tax he said They would rush into this re- development project without fully analyzing the cost and its relationship to the business homes and industry of our city They forget the planning it took to find homes for those displaced by the new throughway when it was built how industry had to be relocated and how fortunate we were that we were able to keep those factories in or near port that there would not be too much of a loss of employment for our workers Bridgeport cannot solve any problem of development or velopment in the heat of a battle It takes long and careful planning on what is best for all the people of flic mayor declared J Under a redevelopment program McLevy said suitable cations must be found for small business enterprises Small iness operators he said are entitled to protection as well as the larger stores and firms that will benefit by the redevelopment program He challenged a claim Voiced earlier by Judge Tedesco that re- development would help rather than harm the city's or that it would help meet ployment problems He said only a small percentage of skilled workers would be employed by Continued on OFFICIAL WEATHER tram 0 S Weather BRIDGEPORT AND VICINITY fair and cool today through Monday High today 51 to K degrees Low tonight around 32 westerly winds today IS to 29 MPH TEMPERATURE Highest yesterday Lowest yesterday Highest year ago yesterday Lowest year ago yesterday 41 PRECIPITATION yesterday 0.19 Barometer 8 Humidity 8 p.m THE TIDE Tomorrow a m p m Today High Low ALMANAC October M Two hundred and ninety-third flay of the year Twenty-eighth day of Fall Sun rises Sun Mti at p.m two year term 41 Ballots Taken The Council comprised of five and five Republican has been deadlocked ince the organization meeting f Oct 14 when 45 ballots were aken and again last Thursday when after three unsuccessful ots agreement was reached to until Monday at 8 p.m The position of Town Clerk arries with it a salary of nd the appointment of an Town Clerk The latter is now occupied by Miss Staples Under the town barter the Town Clerk appoints lis assistant for the life of his erm in office Mr Tucciarone said yesterday The Democrats want the il chairman position for Mr louie and I told the Republicans that if we give it up we want in the right to appoint the own Attorney a Town Clerk md the right to name the clerk f the Council a new position by the last General embly The Democratic Town chairman that he had informed the Republican leaders if they will on Page Fourteen EMIL BRESGOTT ARTIST 83 DIES Portraits of Judges Hang on Walls in County Court House Emil Bresgott 83 formerly of 130 Maplewood avenue a portrait painter who lived in Bridgeport over 40 years and who painted many notables here died day in a Waterbury hospital Mr Bresgott came to from his native Germany n 1908 He had received his art raining at the Academies of and Munich and had also taught art in Munich His portraits of judges fire on he walls of the County court louse and his portrait of the late Justice George Wakeman Vheeler of the State Supreme Court of Errors was presented to Yale Law school by the Fairfield County Bar association in 1935 Many of his paintings hang in Bridgeport factories such as that of Edward Payson Bullard er of the Bullard company Following World Car I Mr opened a studio in Village and worked there until 1929 He had worked at the D M Read company making charcoal sketches of customers and also as an inspector at Jenkins Bros He lived the last years of his life quietly in self-imposed ob- before his illness Services will take place the Frank day at 2 p.m M A Queen's Reactions to American Football t AP Here are four closeups of Queen Elizabeth as she watched her first American football game between Maryland arid North Carolina at Byrd stadium in College Park Md yesterday Top she appears by action on the field bottom she enjoys herself like any other fan Queen Prince Philip Go American See Grid Game Supermarket By WARREN ROGERS Jr WASHINGTON Oct Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip went Am they took in a game and visited a supermarket to the delighted surprise of Saturday shoppers The royal couple watched Maryland's upset of North Carolina at nearby College Park Md Philip Picks Loser Elizabeth mostly wore a poker ace in contrast to the lusty cheering of fans and never which side if any she was rooting for But ed a loser He had told reporters he understood North Carolina AREA REELS School Hit New High Hospitals Restrict Visits School attendance plummeted o a new low and business and hurried to provide protection for their em- as the long anticipated onslaught of Asian flu attacked he Bridgeport area with full ury last week The city's hospitals placed re- strictions on visitors in order to protect patients and medicine sales soared as colds coughs and other respiratory ailments annoyed an ims in the state I don't want to call it an epidemic but I don't know how else to describe the said Dr Richard City director Only 20 Cases Recorded Dr Shea asserted that only 20 cases of Asian flu were reported n the first 18 days of October He pointed out hat this was certainly not the true figure since it represented Continued on Page Fourteen Yale Student 19 Dies Flu Victim NEW HAVEN Oct AP Yale health authorities today reported the death of an undergraduate student from pneumonia that ed flu The student was identified as Rolf Verger drama major and of Mr and Mrs Roy ier of Yonkers He was the first such death at Yale where large ber ot undergraduates are reported stricken with upper respiratory infections Verger planed a acting career waa lor the of stock M the Somera MOP In Mch plays aa The MOM In and of the Annul Meoa In addition to Ma leaves twe sisters Lacy at the el Arbeit ai RECESSION HELD GRIPPING CITY was tipped to win One of their hosts Gov dore R McKeldin of Maryland lad Elizabeth grinning at his antics There was no question he was for Maryland Every time the football Terrapins made gress McKeldin was out of his seat waving wildly Elizabeth lad to get up once too to see around him when Maryland in- a North Carolina pass was at the Queenstown tion of suburban West ville Md that Elizabeth and Philip pulled their surprise visit They had passed the super- market as they rolled in ident Eisenhower's bubbletop limousine to College Park The Jueen said she wished she could ook in on the way back and her wish was the State ment's command The supermarket's assistant manager Donald A Davanzo was alerted an hour in advance He was asked to keep the news to police arrived quickly to keep pack the crowds One woman almost dropped her groceries when the queen spoke to her That was when her majesty bemused by the grocery cart's little collapsible seat for small fry It is particularly nice to be able to bring your children here Elizabeth was showered at the game with gifts for herself Philip and their carved glass bowl a small equestrian Continued on Page Fourteen BEAUTY IS KILLED IN COPTER CRASH FARMINGDALE N Y Oct A beautiful blonde about to be crowned Mrs Long land was fatally injured today when a helicopter struck a pole and crashed before horrified thousands here Mrs Myna Nichol 26 town died at Lake Side hospital in Copiague shortly after the crash She was to reign over Oil Progress Week sponsored by the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island Two other persons were seriously injured in the crash They were Richard Rushton tle Neck pilot of the helicopter and Jerry Nailer public re- lations man for DM celebration CIO Council Survey Finds at 10 Plants Alarming The Bridgeport Industrial Union yesterday released results f a survey of layoffs in 25 local lants and renewed its claim that creeping recession is ing the Bridgeport area The council said its survey re- an alarming n employment in 10 major lants in the reported 16 er cent drop in the first nine months of this year Anticipated by the end year vill further reduce the working orce at these plants by 14 per ent the council added The survey committee will to the council ng tomorrow night that State Labor Commissioner Renato iuti be informed of the survey and asked to meet with council committee on the er The commissioner will be asked at the nce to discuss a program ol to meet what the council Continued on Page Fourteen Today's Chuckle Some people are so diced they won't even listen to both of a phonograph record U.S Reassessing Policy On Aid for Yugoslavia Reds Would Confer With U S Britain on Crisis LONDON IS COOL Western Plot Is Seen by Soviet in Ike lan Meeting By RONALD THOMSON LONDON Oct Moscow suggested today that Britain and the United States call Russia into an east-West summit ence aimed at restoring calm along the troubled border between Turkey and Syria Strategic Timing Moscow Radio timed its to coincide with a call by British communist party ary John Gollan for summit talks to stop war breaking out ni the Middle East The communist strategy was unfolded only three days before Prime Minister Harold Macmillan fleis to Washington for talks with President Eisenhower on a iety of world topics including the crisis A commentary in Moscow's service the two western statesmen canno solve the problem alone If they really want to the East back to normal Why don't they invite other coun tries to the asked It implied that the Soviet Union and probably Red Crina should be asked to join a round-table meeting designed to allay fears ol a new world war springing from dispute which Moscow seems content to keep at the boiling point After Moscow Radio said there is not a single al problem now that can be led singly But Mr Macmillan's meeting with the President hints at a separate plot by one group of powers against others against the Soviet Union in particular Red China has supported Soviet charges that the United States is inciting Turkey to invade Syria It pledged military support for Syria in event of aggression British Cool to Idea The British Foreign Office is cool to the idea of a summit conference A spokesman said it was unlikely to be discussed by Eisenhower and Macmillan Soviet war talk about the border has puzzled western diplomats as well as the Turks who deny they are about to attack anyone Even some rian quarters privately discount But Moscow shows no sign oi letup in propaganda beamed to the Middle East Russia as a defender of the Arab states The broadcasts insist the States is egging on the Turks and has offered the help of the U.S 6th Fleet now widely dispersed after engaging in joint maneuvers with Turkey earlier this month One broadcast beamed to North America said agreement can still be concluded not to supply Continued on Page Fourteen In Today's Sunday New and Bigger Junior Post The Junior Post increasingly popular section for teenage readers now appears regularly in the Feature section of The Sunday Post instead of in the Comic section For the latest news and pictures of teen follow tlic Junior Post every Sunday day's Junior Post will be found on pages 10 and 11 of the Feature section Awaits Puzzle Fans Yes that's the big sum that is waiting for the winner or winners in The Sunday Post's weekly crossword puzzle The puzzle with clues to every word appears on Page 6 of the Feature section Get in the fun don't forget that all entries must be postmarked not later than Tuesday midnight I Police Car Kills Pedestrian An unidentified man was killed at today by a police patrol car on Fairfield avenue at Ellsworth street Policeman George Pastor was en route to Railroad uid Lee to investigate a report of a gang fight when the accident happened Victim Seen Staggering The City ambulance was and the physician fender of the car near the bump the man dead east of the intersection and swerved to the right as he no- iced he was about to step off But the man hit the left rear A witness to the accident told police he saw the man staggering Patrolman Pastor said he saw as he crossed the northern half he man on the esplanade just of the avenue The body was removed to the Godfrey and Conway funeral home to await the arrival of the medical examiner By MORRIS MALINE WESTON Oct Weston woman tore into a State department ban on Russian visitors to a United Nations party here describing the agency's action as A shabby type of retaliation not worthy of America in U S Move And a former Lithuanian diplo- mat who also was to have been a lost for Soviet visitors said he was disappointed in the State department's action The State department denied to four Russians to the Soviet delegation at lie United Nations to attend a United Nations party in the shore Country club Westport Originally 76 persons affiliated with the UN were scheduled to attend the party Mrs Gustav Simons of Kel logg Hill said the annual larty is supposed to foster gooc mil but the prohibition on wrs of the Soviet UN delegation eaving the New York area will just foster more ill will Mr and Mrs Simons were to have as weekend guests Vladimir Barkovsky counsel ti the permanent mission of th Russian delegation and his wife i regret the State STIR OFFICIALS Break Over East Germany Spotlights Problem BRIDGES IN BLAST End to All Aid Hits Travesty on Diplomacy JOHN HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Oct 19 AP Secretary of State Dulles is reported to be ng a careful reappraisal of United States support for Jugoslavia The question s whether that communist has kept enough in- of Russia to action It would have bee Continued on Page Fourteen The Top of the News Developments in pro-Soviet Syria raised hopes toda that the frontier crisis and the war scare it provoked may be easing Three Egyptian destroyers which rushed to the port of last Sunday were have been withdrawn The destroy ers had escorted the troop omits dispatched by Egypt in the mids of Syrian and Soviet charges that Turkey was preparing to invade Syria Syrian that the warships left Latakia on Friday Meantime Syrian premier Sabri made the a conference with military commanders and the Syrian defense minister in Damascus In Turkey the crisis is being played down Diplomats who have assessed the situation in the pro-western country feel Turks just don't believe the war scare that the Syrians and sians are building up Russia's role in the frontier crisis may be probed at the United Nations U Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge conferred with his aides today reportedly to decide whether to ask UN ion of the for committing indirect aggression in Middle East The possible role of the proposed UN investigating that sent to the tense frontier region also was said have been discussed at the talks A RUSSIAN SUGGESTION for a summit meeting to settle the Mideast crisis was yesterday by U S officials The suggestion was contained in a Moscow radio cast which said that other countries should be invited to the coming meeting between President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to confer on the Mideast There was no official comment from the State department on the feeler But officials said a summit meeting could hardly be in view of recent hardening of the Kremlin's views VIr Eisenhower and Macmillan will focus their attentions on the Mideast crisis and the problem of pooling free world scientific Drains to overcome the Soviet satellite and missile lead QUEEN ELIZABETH and Prince Philip have already been given assurances by President Eisenhower that the U S will share more fully in it's missile and satellite knowledge But concern over the Soviet satellite lead was put in the background during the and dependable royal couple's day in Washington The Queen and West is concerned a gay time at the Carolina football Bridges called after groups at the British embassy Elizabeth also conducted a regal investiture and while she was continuing American ify id Setback Feared The United States and its tish and French allies may be approaching the brink of another cold war defeat at the hands of smart and aggressive Soviet on the Yugoslav issue Officials here are not prepared to concede a setback now but they are uneasy about the future It would be a matic triumph for Soviet party boss Nikita Khrushchev if he could pull Yugoslav President Tito back into the Soviet orbit or achieve virtually the same result by creating a situation in which Tito had no other place to go The Yugoslav problem was spotlighted today by West break in diplomatic ions with the Tito regime over s recognition earlier this week f communist East Germany The recognition was in line with policy of building up ic Red German regime and ng to compel direct negotiations it and the West German The United States together with and France in effect Chancellor Adenauer of est Germany by expressing the understanding of his nove The American action in itself as secondary but by far the iost important consequence of ic dispute nay be its impact on a's relations with the United tales At Critical Point The situation has reached a critical point in the view of here for two First the increasing evidence that Tito once reviled and con- by Moscow was ing constantly more friendly with the Khrushchev regime Second the fact that Congress has put increasingly heavy sure on the State Department to prove that its Tito aid policy is justifiable by showing that Tito remains friendly and dependable distributing royal awards Philip slipped away for a visit to the Marine barracks in Washington A TOP-LEVEL American science group reported that radiation damage to health Resulting what it termed within tolerable limits The Atomic Energy Commissions ad- Kroup on biology and medicine warned however that the situation may become serious if the rate of tests increases It recommended that nuclear testing be held to the minimum con- with scientific and military requirements WEST GERMANY OFFICIALLY severed its diplomatic ties with Yugoslavia because of Marshal recognition But today for an end to all aid for Yugoslavia calling such aid a travesty on sound diplomacy and a waste of the taxpayer's money top Republican on the Continued on Page Fourteen by Yugoslavia IN WASHINGTON informed sources said the government is examining its relationship with Yugoslavia in light of the diplo- matic recognition of East Germany TOP DEMOCRATIC PARTY strategists gathered in Washington for a special two-day meeting Fourteen of the 24 members of the advisory committee to the Democratic National committee attended the session to prepare major party declarations on foreign and economic policies AND JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER Aiichiro Fujiyama was faced with a unique problem He wonders just how to reply to a letter he received from John D Rockefeller III thanking him for Japanese embroidered cushion that presented to feller recently Rockefeller explained that he enjoys sweet dreams mint IB Japan you tit on embroidered cushions In Sunday Pott Section Page Chatterbox Classified Adt Comic Section County News Deaths Editorials Financial Gardening Home Building Junior Post Movies Outdoor Life Puzzle Radio and TV Society Newt Sporta Newt PARADE MAGAZINE Section VI Shirley Temple rain Kent A C V A C A C A B B B C B B A C 12 IS 11 16 5 14 4 M3
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