Bridgeport Post, October 20, 1957

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October 20, 1957

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Bridgeport Post (Newspaper) - October 20, 1957, Bridgeport, Connecticut Bridgeport's Family Newspaper i, BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST Weather Forecas! FAIR, COOL TODAY AND MONDAY VOL. XLV11I, NO. 42 Entered Second Ctui Miller. Post OIIlw, Bridgeport, Coon. BRIDGEPORT1 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- niblican Town chairman Oscar Peterson and to at least one Re- publican Council member by Dem- ocratic Town Chairman Julius Tucciarone. Republicans have flatly reject- ed the proposal, and declare they continue the balloting for hairman "if it takes two years." Town Clerk Now In Hospital Mr. Tucciarone admitted yes- terday that he had made the pro- >osal, as spokesman for the five )emocratic members of the Town Council, declaring "if the Repub- icans want to save the job for Vilcoxson then they can vote' for Ed Dome for chairman." The veteran Town Clerk, who was given his original appoint- ment by the Town Council in "une, 1934, and has been reap- xiinted each two years since, is{ iresently a patient in Bridgeport lospital where he under went urgery on Oct. 9, two days after ilection. Although urged by his loctor to enter the hospital Oct. Mr. Wilcoxson had refused 'because of the work necessary 3n Election Day." He was ad- mitted to the hospital on the morning after election and under- went surgery 6n the following day. Two years ago similar stories were circulated and it was admit- ed by the Democratic leaders hat they had tried to oust Mr. Vilcoxson at that time. The Re- publicans f efused to listen to the deal and after Mr. Dome was named as chairman Mr. Wilcox- on was reappointed for another McLevy Defends Program as Tedesco, Cocco Press Attack By WILLIAM J. WALSH Rival candidates in the mayor- 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 elect- ion, Mayor McLevy charged his opponents are trying to "pres- sure" him "to rush into rede- 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 Te- desco for criticizing the Mayor on finances of the- garage and promised to solve downtown traffic problems if elected. McLevy Culls For Delay Asserting in a campaign state- 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 care- 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 Bridge- port that there would not be too much of a loss of employment for our workers." "Bridgeport cannot solve any problem of development or rede- velopment in the heat of a cam- paign battle. It takes long and careful planning on what is best for all the people of flic mayor declared. J Under a redevelopment program, IVIayor McLevy said, suitable lo- cations must be found for small business enterprises. Small bus- 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 unem- ployment problems. He said "only a small percentage of skilled workers would be employed by (Continued on PageTwo) OFFICIAL WEATHER tram 0. S. Weather Burtaul BRIDGEPORT AND VICINITY fair, breeiy and cool today through Monday. High tem- perature today 51 to K degrees. Low tonight around 32. North- 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.) ........58% THE TIDE Tomorrow a. m p. m Today High Low ALMANAC Smday, October M Two hundred and ninety-third flay of the year. Twenty-eighth day of Fall. Sun rises a.m Sun Mti at p.m. two year term. 41 Ballots Taken The Council, comprised of five temocratic and five Republican ouncilmen, has been deadlocked ince the organization meeting f Oct. 14 when 45 ballots were aken and again last Thursday when after three unsuccessful bal- ots agreement was reached to ecess until Monday at 8 p.m. The. .position of Town Clerk arries with it a salary of nd the appointment of an as- istant Town Clerk. The latter rasition is now occupied by Miss >orothy, 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. Coun- il chairman position for Mr. louie, and I told the Republicans that if we give it up we want in eturn the right to appoint the own Attorney, a Town Clerk md the right to name the clerk )f the Council, a new position reated by the last General As- embly." The Democratic Town chairman isserted 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 yester- day in a Waterbury hospital. Mr. Bresgott came to Bridge- >ort from his native Germany n 1908. He had received his art raining at the Academies of Coenigsberg 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 ilhief 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, found- er of the Bullard company. Following World Car I, Mr. iresgott opened a studio in ireenwich 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- scurity before his illness. Services will take place the Frank day at 2 p.m. (Conthwed M Fourtete) A Queen's Reactions to American Football t AP wtretrtroto 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 puziled 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 tfrican today: they took in a football- game and visited a supermarket to the delighted surprise of cart-pushing: Saturday .shoppers. The royal .couple, watched. Maryland's 21-7 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 Ktrayed which side, if any, she was rooting for. But Philip.pick- ed a loser. He had told reporters he understood North Carolina !ITY AREA REELS UNDERASIANFLU School Absenteeisms Hit New High; Hospitals Restrict Visits School attendance plummeted o a new low and business and ndustrial organigations hurried to provide protection for their em- iloyes 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 vic- 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 iealth director. Only 20 Cases Recorded Dr. Shea asserted that only 20 cases of Asian flu were reported n Bridgeport.during 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; Asian-Type Flu Victim NEW HAVEN, Oct. (AP) Yale health authorities today reported the death of an undergraduate student from pneumonia that follow- ed Asian-type flu. The student was identified as Rolf Verger, It-yeaMrid fopbomore drama major and of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ver- ier of Yonkers, N.Y. He was the first such death at Yale where large num- ber ot undergraduates are reported stricken with upper respiratory infections. Verger planed a pro- rcnfaial acting career waa lor the It-week eeaeM of aumflMr stock M the Somera Wayhomt, MOP. In Mch plays aa "The MOM In "Bllthe-Spir. and "Teahwte of the Annul Meoa." In addition to Ma leaves twe sisters, Lacy. frwhnnu at the Ualrentty 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 pro- gress, McKeldin was out of his seat, waving wildly. Elizabeth lad to get up once, too, to see around him when Maryland in- tercepted a North Carolina pass. -It was at the Queenstown sec- tion of. suburban West Hyatts- ville, Md., that Elizabeth and Philip pulled their surprise visit. They had passed the super- market as they rolled in Pres- 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 depart- 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, beamed: "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 Is- land" was fatally injured today when a helicopter struck a flag- pole and crashed before horrified thousands here. Mrs. Myna Nichol, 26, Levit- 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, Lit- tle Neck, pilot of the helicopter, and Jerry Nailer, public re- lations man for DM celebration. CIO Council Survey Finds Lay-Offs at 10 Plants 'Alarming' The Bridgeport Industrial Union ouncil yesterday released results f a survey of layoffs in 25 local lants and renewed its claim that "creeping recession" is grip- ing the Bridgeport area. The council said its survey re- ealed "an alarming n employment in 10 major lants in, the reported 16 er cent drop in the first nine months of this year. Anticipated ayoffs by the end of-this year vill further reduce the working orce at these plants by 14 per ent, the council added. The survey committee will rec- mmend to the council atitsmeet- ng tomorrow, night that State Labor Commissioner Renato Ric- iuti be informed of the survey esults and asked to meet with council committee on the mat- er. The commissioner will be asked at the proposed- confer- nce to discuss "a program ol ction to meet what the council (Continued on Page Fourteen) Today's Chuckle Some people are so preju- diced they won't even listen to both sidH of a phonograph record. U.S. Reassessing Policy On Aid for Yugoslavia Reds Would Confer With U. S., Britain on Tur- key-Syria Crisis LONDON IS 'COOL' Western Plot Is Seen by Soviet in Ike, Macmji- lan Meeting By RONALD THOMSON LONDON, Oct. Moscow suggested today that Britain and the United States call Russia into an east-West summit confer- ence aimed at restoring calm along the troubled border between Turkey and Syria. Strategic Timing Moscow Radio timed its sug- iestion to coincide with a call by British communist party secre- 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 var- iety of world topics, including the Turkish-Syrian crisis. A commentary in Moscow's English-language service assertec the two western statesmen canno solve the problem alone. "If. they really want to brinj the -Middle East back to normal Why don't they invite .other coun tries to the broadcas: 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 :he Turkish-Syria dispute which Moscow seems content to keep at the boiling point. "After Moscow Radio said, 'there is not a single internation- al problem now that can be set- 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 Tur- kish-Syrian border has puzzled western diplomats as well as the Turks, who deny they are about to attack anyone. Even some Sy- rian quarters. privately discount the-threat. But Moscow shows no sign oi letup in propaganda -broadcasts beamed to the Middle East por- traying Russia as a defender of the Arab states. The broadcasts insist the Unitec 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 Post: 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. To- 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 a.m. today by a police patrol car on Fairfield avenue, at Ellsworth street. Policeman George Pastor was en route to Railroad uid Lee avanues to investigate a report of a gang fight when the accident happened. Victim Seen Staggering The City ambulance was sum- moned, and the physician pro- fender of the car, near the bump. nounced 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. ByUN-DayWestonHosts 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 jermission .to four Russians, al- iened to the Soviet delegation at lie. United Nations, to attend a United Nations party in the Long- 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 mem- 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 Vorisovich Barkovsky, counsel ti the permanent mission of th Russian delegation, and his wife i regret the State departmen STIR OFFICIALS :onn's Break Over East Germany Spotlights Problem BRIDGES IN BLAST Jrges End to All Aid; Hits 'Travesty on Diplomacy' !y JOHN HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (AP) Secretary of State Dulles is reported to be mak- ng a careful reappraisal of United States support for Jugoslavia. The question s whether that communist ountry has kept enough in- ependence of Russia to jus- action. It would have bee (Continued on Page Fourteen; The Top of the News Developments in pro-Soviet Syria raised hopes toda that the Syrian-Turkish frontier crisis and the mideas war scare it provoked may be easing. Three Egyptian destroyers which rushed to the port of Latakie last Sunday were reported'to 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 officials-announced that the warships left Latakia on Friday. Meantime, Syrian premier Sabri ElrAssali made the statemenl 'ollowing 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 the_ Turks just don't believe the war scare that the Syrians and Rus- sians are building up. Russia's role in the frontier crisis may be probed at the United Nations. U. S: Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge conferred with his :op aides today reportedly to decide whether to ask UN condemna- .ion of the Soviet-Union for committing "indirect aggression" in :he Middle East. The possible role of the proposed UN investigating :eam that .will'be sent to the tense frontier region also was said :o have been discussed at the talks. A RUSSIAN SUGGESTION for a three-power summit meeting to settle the Mideast crisis was cold-shouldered yesterday by U. S. officials. The suggestion was contained in a Moscow radio broad- cast which said that other countries' should be invited to the forth- coming meeting between President Eisenhower and Britrsh 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 'ruitful in view of -the 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 frjendlv and dependable royal couple's next-to-the-last day in Washington. The Queen and West is concerned. Philip-had a gay time at the Maryland-North Carolina football Bridges (R-NH) called after receiving'Commonwealth groups at the British embassy, senarar jjnoges UUKU Elizabeth also conducted a regal investiture, and while she was continuing American ify .id. Setback Feared The United States and its Bri- tish and French allies may be approaching the brink of another cold war defeat at the hands of smart and aggressive Soviet lead- ership 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 political-diplo- 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 Ger- many's break in diplomatic rela- ions with the Tito regime over (s recognition earlier this week f communist East Germany. The recognition was in line with :ussia's policy of building up ic Red German regime and try- ng to compel direct negotiations etween it and the West German overnment. The United States together with rilain and France in effect sup- orted Chancellor Adenauer of 'est Germany by expressing the ympathetic understanding of his nove. The American action in itself as secondary but by far the iost important consequence of ic Yugoslav-German dispute nay be its impact on Yugoslav- a's relations with the United tales. At Critical Point The situation has reached a critical point in the view of offi- cials here for two reasons: First, the increasing evidence that Tito, once reviled and con- demned by Moscow, was becom- ing constantly more friendly with the Khrushchev regime. Second, the fact that Congress has put increasingly heavy pres- 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 from.nuclear, what it termed, "within tolerable limits." The Atomic Energy Commissions ad- visory 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- sistent with scientific and military requirements. WEST GERMANY OFFICIALLY severed its diplomatic ties with Yugoslavia because of Marshal recognition oMhe 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 Fljiyama presented to Rocke- feller recently. Rockefeller explained that he enjoys sweet dreams mint. IB Japan you tit on ttwtf 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...... 10-11 rain 18-19 Kent....... 33-34 A C V A C A C A B B B C B B A C 12 7-16 IS 11 16 5 14 10-11 12-13 4 T-9 M3 ;