Bridgeport Post, December 7, 1957

Bridgeport Post

December 07, 1957

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Bridgeport Post, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1957, Bridgeport, Connecticut WEATHER FORECAST U.S. Wtalhtr Bureau Predlcli: Cloudy, Rain Tonight Cloudy, CoU Sunday THE BRIDGEPORT POST COUNTY EDITION With Fiirfleld County Newi VOL. LXXIV, NO. 287 BRIDGEPORT 2. CONN. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1957. 4IO con, FIRE ROUTS 17 ROOMERS OPPOSITE G-E Blaze Discovered at 2 A.M. in Building Housing Restaurant 53-MINUTE FIGHT Extra Apparatus Called as Flames Sweep Basement, First Argued AP Wirenhota George Meany (top president of the AFL-CIO and Alex Rose (bottom right) are shown leading the fight for expulsion of the Teamsters union while John English (top JOINS TEAMSTERS IN DENYING U. S. S IKE DEMANDS FULL ACCOUNT OF "VANGUARD 'Disappointed' at Failure of Satellite; Calls for PROBE 'MOON' EEKS TO RECOUP ESTIGE Chief Leavei Door Open for Union to Return EXPULSION Rocket Flares Up PARTS TO DETERMINE EXACT DEFECT IP- Rests on Withdrawal of Hoffa as CITY, N. J. Dec. (AP) Both the AFL-CIO and the exile( Teamsters union disclaime( any intent today of starting a labor war in the wake o the truck union's expulsion on corruption charges. The giant Teamsters organization was ousted from AFL-CIO membership yesterday by a 5-1 voting margin of convention delegates. Union Accused The action came after Chief Blames Mechanical Trouble for Misfiring Seventeen occupants of a rooming house were evacu ated by firemen at 2 a.m. to day during a spectacular fire in a building at 1288 Boston avenue. Seven companies of firemen battled the blaze 5; minutes before it was under control. Passersby See Flames Fire officials said passersby saw flames coming out of the windows of the basement BLOW Dismal Showing of Pro jectile Regarded as Stiff Jolt to NEW TEST Another 3 -Stage Rocket Ready If Launching Pad Usable WARREN ROGERS, JR. WASHINGTON, Dec. VERN HAUGLAND CAPE CANAVERAL, first floor and summoned and Einar Mohn (bottom vice president of George Meany charg ed the Teamsters never have sifted the ashes Dec. (AP) Military posite the General Electric house at the AFL-CIO convention In Atlantic City, N. finger to clean up alleged fallen earth m. today to conduct a convention voted conditions that have today, seeking a of conferences to find The fire started in a storage room in the basement of the Homeport. restaurant, located on the first floor of the building. Assistant Chief Edward F. Bannon, who directed firemen, sale a cigarette apparently ignited paper wrappers for light bulbs stored in the basement. Chief Bannon said the fire had smoldered "more than an hour" and spread to the walls of the building and .upward into the restaurant and second floor. Acting Fire Chief John P. May radioed for three more additional companies upon arriving at the scene. John Klein, of 90 Princeton street, is owner of the building and proprietor of the restaurant and rooming house, fire officials said. Fireman's Hand Cut One fireman, Firefighter Raymond Heffernan, of Squad 5, was injured during the fire. He was treated in Bridgeport hospital for cuts of the right hand received when cut by glass, and later released. Chief Bannon praised the rescue efforts of Lieut. Frank Do-bieski, and Firefighters Heffernan and John Moran, all of Squad 5, the fire department's emergency unit, and Firefighter Alfred Bike. The chief said the squad firemen, wearing special, portable breathing equipment, entered the smoke-filled upper floors of the building to evacuate the roomers. Fire damaged the walls and ceiling in the restaurant and caused damage to second-floor rooms. Extensive smoke damage was reported throughout the two and one-half story building. Members of a disaster team from the Bridgeport Chapter of (Continued on Page Given Impetus [n Schools Two Years and other high Teamsters josses. But Meany said the federation's door will remain open for return of the Teamsters as soon as the truckers' union gets rid of Hoffa. "There is no plan at all for a war with the Teamsters and we lope it will never Meany said. Similarly Hoffa said in New York, where he is being tried n federal court on wiretapping charges, that the Teamsters in-ended to carry on as before, cooperating with whatever unions wanted to cooperate. Einar 0. Mohn, Teamsters administrative vice president, sale lere that "we don't intend to leave Atlantic City with chips on our on the other hanc we don't intend to play recoup its heavy loss in the scientific cold war. President Eisenhower ordered the Defense department to give him a full account of what happened and why. Ike Disappointed He was described by Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty asbeing, in a word, "disappointed." So was the man in charge of 3roject Vanguard, 49-year-old Dr. John P. Hagen of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington. Today, the 16th anniversary ol he Navy's near-destruction by Japanese sneak bombers at Pearl Harbor, he studied movies and photographs of the ill-fatec satellite launching yesterday ai Cape Canaveral, Fla. The report Hagen makes wil ;o to Eisenhower. Then doubt-ess it will be revealed in some 'orm to the American people, heir aroused representatives in -ongress and a world whose nitial reaction to the launching ailure ranged from jeers to sympathy. The missile misfortune couk lardly have come at worse time or the West. It was another in a eries of scientific setbacks deall he United States by the Soviets as 1957 drew to a close. And il ast deeper gloom over the al-eady dissension-wracked planning for a Dec. 16 meeting at 'aris designed to foster North Atlantic Alliance unity. West Jolted Russia jolted the West in August by announcing it had tested an intercontinen-al ballistic missile. Sputnik I was ired into its globe-girdling or-tit Oct. 4. Sputnik II, carrying dog, began orbiting Nov. 3. America, trying to catch up, fai -d yesterday in the glare of vorldwide publicity. Some diplomats in Washington elt the U. S. satellite failure made it imperative that Eisen-lower attend the Paris meeting f NATO chiefs of government. But it was still up to the Presi-ent's doctors to say whether he as recovered enough from his mild stroke of Nov. 25 to make he trip. In any case, these diplomats uestioned whether the NATO leeting had any real hope of suc-ess. They obviously were not mpressed with the caliber of American imagination and drive n planning for it. And they won-ered how the Eisenhower administration could achieve great-r unity among the 15 NATO on Page AP Wirephotn A huge ball of smoke and flame erupt from the Vanguard rocket which blew up on the launching pad during an attempted satellite launching at Cape Canaveral, Fla., what caused the failure of this country's giant Vanguard test rocket. The missile, 72 feet long, barely managed to get off the ground yesterday before it exploded in a huge display of fire and smoke. The men in charge of the spec-lacular launching attempt want :o know just what happened to the Vanguard rocket that carried a tiny earth satellite in its nose, and why. Steps also were under way to prepare for flight a new test satellite identical to the one that met misfortune on the launching pad here Friday, just before noon. Already on hand, said Vanguard executive J. Paul Walsh, is another complete three-stage Martin rocket, a twin of the one that blew up on an attempted vertical takeoff yesterday. It rests in the Martin company hangar at the closely guarded missile test center, one among many strange looking sky monsters awaiting their brief moments of glory. "We can move it out as soon as the launching stand is ready to accept Walsh said. When that would be was another question the Vanguard people want answered as quickly as possible. Time Needed In Washington, Dr. John P. lagen, director of Project Vanguard for the Naval Research, .aboratory, said that if the burn-ng rocket destroyed its launch-ng pad, it could take two months, at least, to repair the damage. Hagen added that he did not believe the damage would be that severe. There was no other equipment at Cape Canaveral capable of launching the Vanguard assembly. He said the trouble was mechanical and was not caused by any fault in basic design. Hagen also emphasized that yesterday's failure was only one of a series of tests of the preliminary to larger scale satellite launchings, for (Continued on Page Two) ADMITS MORE Pull' Seen for U. S. public schc science courses long before engaged in a study for furtl ine, Supt. of Schools began expanding their Sputnik, and currently are er improvements along that a Mendel said today. Two-Year Start The superintendent noted that two years ago school administrators introduced science studies in the elementary grades fourth, fifth and sixth in a move to interest pupils in that subject at an earlier age. Miss Mendel said science has been included many years in the seventh and 'eighth grade classes, and always has been in the high school curriculum. At the moment, she pointed out, the results of the science studies in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades are being evaluated by the elementary supervisors, Miss Grace R. Sterling and Miss Harriet D. Tompkins. They are expected to report their findings, she said, along with the recommendations for the future. At the same time, Miss Mendel said, a committee. of high school teachers is studying the whole curriculum in the secondary schools, and will submit a report before the end of the current academic year. The committee, working under the supervision of Asst. Supt. Frank Piazza, was organized last Spring. Miss Mendel said the effort of both groups are in line with the recent suggestion of Francis J. ody of organized labor seemed o depend in large part on how Hoffa fares in his current trial n wiretapping charges, or.pend-ng federal perjury charges, and n a suit in Washington chal-enging his Teamsters presidency lection. Union leaders said IS CRUSHED BY HEAVY Lycoming division of Avco n Stratford has agreed to arbi-rate a grievance which had lead le executive board of Local 1010, United Auto Workers, to recommend a strike at the plant. Notification of company agreement on arbitration received yes-erday by the union, lifts the trike threat, at least temporar-y. Previously the company had ejected the arbitration proposal. According to William Lawlor, resident of Local 1010, John Am-U, director of labor relations, ad consistantly refused him permission into the manufacturing >art of the plant to enable him o talk to union members. He aid that Mr. Arnold's action was n violation of the union con-ract. At a meeting of the executive oard of the union last Wednes-ay it was decided to r6com-mend a strike to union members their regular meeting Tuesday. In the meantime the Interna-onal union officers refused to rant authorization for a strike, aying that the grievance shou.d e arbitrated. The grievance al-eady been processed trough all the steps in the griev-nce procedure. According to Mr. Lawlor, arbi-ation on the subject of his admission into the production de-Continued on Page Man Dived Under Wheels, Driver Says; Dar-ien Man Dec. 7 Patrick Ayhvard, 58, a factory worker, of this city, was crushed to death today at 2 a.m. beneath the wheels of a huge, trailer truck, on the Post road. The truck driver, William Moore, 32, of Pennsauken. N. J., Policeman Edward Broderick resorted, said Mr. Aylward dived jeneath the truck and the seven right wheels of the 14-wheel vehicle passed over him. Police said the driver told them le was driving along Main street 'Boston Post road) and ADMITS CHILD Weather Data Data from U.S. Weather Bureau BRIDGEPORT AND VICINITY cloudy with occasional rain, high temperature near 50; tonight, continued cloudy with occasional rain, low 35-40; tomorrow, partly cloudy, turning colder, high In the low 40s. NEW YORK Same as for Bridgeport. LONG ISLAND SOUND Winds, small craft warnings displayed for fresh to strong southwest winds today and tonight; eea, choppy; visibility on Page ield to Modernize School Teaching light. He said he noticed Mr. Aylward leaning on a parking meter at the curb, and just as he started the truck with the change; of the traffic light from red to >reen, Mr. Aylward dived beneath it. Police reported the total vcight was pounds. The vehicle is owned by the Star Transport company of Riverside, N. J. Moore was booked on a charge of simple negligent homicide and released in bonds for City court appearance Jan. 27. Darien Man, 67, njured by School Student Gives No Reason for Fatal Knifing of Bronx YORK, Dec; (AP) Police arrested a 16-year-old high school student today in the slaying of an eight-year-old Bronx girl. Authorities said Robert Gel-man, a stocky youth who lived across the street from the gir would give no reason for the fatal assault. The girl was found last night ying on her back, her small space-age designed to stim-knowledge into high school ght at a meeting of the and speed the flow of students was disclosed last n: ield Board of Education. The 10-point program, now be-' ing studied by the school administration, calls for, among other things, closed circuit television, summer school programs, employment of master teachers, integrated studies, use of engineers, expansion of adult IN FUND TO AID SCHOLARS PLAYS TONIGHT. N STRATFORD of the program has been under way since April. His- report was presented after Roger W. Hartt, board chairman, said that the responsibility of meeting the problem of providing more scientists and mathematicians must be resolved on a local level. The School Board chairman said the problem is not to turn out a specific number of scientists, bi-o ogists and mathematicians but to use the abilities of all the people to their fullest extent. "We must get more knowledge to the people in a shorter space of le said. 'Taxpayers Must Sacrifice' Mr. Hartt warned that taxpayers must make sacrifices on Page TEMPERATURE Low today 38 Highest yesterday 46 Lowest yesterday 19 Highest (Dec 6 1956) Codes, Latvian pianist, ill open the Stratford Communi-y Concert association series to-ay at p.m. in the Shake-peare Festival theater, Stratford. Mr. Codes, a pupil of the iate Walter Gieseking, was soloist with rchestras in Hamburg, Munich, ologne and Frankfurt. His pro-ram will be from .the works of chumann, Beethoven, Chopin, avel and Memorial Awards Will Go to Two in February on Page Lowest (Dec. 6, 1956) 42 Harbor water (8 a.m.) 38 Degree days yesterday 32 Degree days since July 1 PRECIPITATION Today (12 hours to S. a.m.) programs. Dr. William J. Edgar, superintendent of schools, said the program was created to provide the means of better equipping high school students for college work. He said study on Tomorrow's Sunday Judge Flays Parents In Jailing Area Dec. 7 Henry Connelly, 67, of 305 Hoyt street, today was reported in ".fair" condition n Stamford hospital where he was admitted last night for treatment of injuries when he was truck by au auto near his home. Attendants said he received a concussion, a fractured left leg, 'ractured nose and multiple contusions of the head and shoulder. Police said Mr. Connelly was walking along Hoyt street, headed south on the left side of the road, about 500 feet from his home when he was struck by to the Harry Allison Goldstein memorial scholarship at the University of Bridgeport total J. Gerard Flynn, chairman, announced today. Meanwhile James H. Halsey, UB president, said the first Goldstein scholars wil! be named at he start of the university's second semester in February. He said there would be two scholarships given at that time. Although issuing a final report, Mr. Flynn said the committee had voted to have the fund remain open for the convenience of any ivho might wish to be included in he endeavor. Mr. Goldstein, a Bridgeport awycr, died Feb. 20. He had erved the university since 1950 as >ecretary of the board of trustees ind held a similar office with the university's executive board. Mr. Flynn said there were. 228 contributors to the fund making lifts ranging from to Barnes of the donors, Mr. Halsey said, will filed with the permanent records of the university and entered on the minutes of the document! of the Institution. 1957 to date 26.39 Barometer (11 a.m. reading) 29.92 Humidity (11 a.m. 87% SUN, MOON, STARS Saturday, December, 7 Three hundred and forty-first day of the year. Seventy-fifth day of Autumn. The sun sets at p.m. and rises tomorrow .at p.m. The moon rises at p.m. and rides high. It will be in the last quarter Dec. 14. Prominent stars will be Fomal-haut, due south at p.m.; Altair, low in .the west at p.m. The Twins rise at p.m. and Sirius rises at p.m. Procyon, between Sirius and The Twins. THE TIDE Today Tomorrow a.m. High a.m. p.m a.m. Low a.m. p.m p.m. Shopping Schedule DECEMBER 1957 SUN. tWN. fUES. WED. fHl% FBI. SAT 8 O 10 11 13 14 15 (D Qi) IJ ZZ Hf] 25 27 28 Stores open until 9 p.m. 1 1 Stores close at p.m. Only 14 of the 17 days before Christmas art shopping days. Do your Christmas shopping now and avoid the rush. Steel's Plans for Bridgeport An exclusive feature story in tomorrow's Sunday Post outlines the operations of Carpenter Steel corporation in its other plants, and discloses that increased employment will result from start of operations here in the plant of the former Northeastern Steel company. Join the Jaycees And See the World That's what A. Park Shaw and a Sunday Post exclusive feature story tomorrow tells how he did it, where he went, what he and pictures enhance the enchanting story he youths, three from Bridgeport and one from Easton, were publicly by Judge J. Richard Fay in City court last night. Judge Fay said "If I had the power, I would send you parents to jail in place of your guilty findings. The four boys were arrested here at an early hour Dec. 3 after the car in they were riding ran off Bartlett avenue and came to a halt on the lawn of a private riome. Howard T. Keiser, 16, of Index Page Bridge, Gorcn your neglect of the boys and your failure to do your duty as mothers and fathers." The boys were given short on Page on Page Practice Unnerves Nurse Who Wins Uncontested Section ...12-13-14-15 Comics Chuckle "And r e m e m b e the preacher admonished the congregation, "there will be no buying and selling In heaven." Whereupon a businessman In (he back sett muttered: "That ain't where business hu gone." (Copyright General Features Corp.) News Puzzle 8 Health, Dr. Brady Stratford nurse yesterday old Judge Alva P. Loiselle in Superior court that threats by ier husband took an ominous urn when he gave her targets rom a rifle range to indicate that he was a "good shot." The occasion for the hearing luring which a divorce was to "Shirley Jean McMonegle. Her husband, Freeman Crawford McMonegle, also a Stratford resident, did not contest the action. Charging intolerable cruelty, Mrs. McMonegle told the court (Continued on Two) Programs George E lid Screen ;