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Naugatuck Daily News (Newspaper) - July 2, 1970, Naugatuck, Connecticut Naugatuck 85th Year, Number 155 Dedicated To Community Public Service Nixon Speech ailu Thursday, July 2, 1970 Naugatuck, Conn. Established 1885 Warning Given To Hanoi By EUGENE V. RISHER SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. President Nixon named a new and prestigious Vietnam negotiator Wednesday and of- fered to withdraw all U.S. from Vietnam within a year if Hanoi agrees to do likewise. Otherwise, the President took a relatively tough stance in his hour-long, nationally televised foreign policy discussion. He warned Hanoi it faced only prolonged bloodshed if it did not negotiate and said he would bomb its air defenses if it did not stop shooting at American reconnaissance planes. Nixon warned the Middle East poses a greater danger to the world than does the war in Vietnam because the United States and the Soviet Union could be drawn into a confrontation there neither na- i tion wants. Nixon Chooses Bruce For the job Henry Cabot Lodge quit last December in disgust over lack of progress, Nixon chose David K. E. Bruce, 72, a veteran diplomat and former undersecretary of state. "If the enemy is willing to negotiate with our new ambas- sador, we will get them all out within a Nixon said of the troop withdrawals. Nixon's televised interview with Howard R. Smith of ABC, John Chancellor of NBC and Eric Sevareid of CBS was greeted in Washington with mixed reactions. Sen. George McGovern, D-S. D., who demanded equal television time to explain the "amendment for ending the war" he is cosponsoring said, "for the President to compare the Cambodian fiasco to the great decisive battles of World War II such as Stalingrad indicates that he is living in Disneyland." Stennis Approves Interview Sen. John Stennis, P-Mass., chairman of (he Senate Armed Services Committee, said Nixon "handled the questions mighty well. ..it was very comprehen- sive." Bruce, a former ambassador to West Germany, France and Great Britain, will meet with the President at the Western White House July 4 and is expected to lake up his new position in Paris about Aug. 1. Nixon said regardless of the outcome of negotiations in Paris, the United States was I'lcase turn to Page 10 Minicucci Undecided Groton Brothers Not Armed, Witness Tells Hartford Newspaper HARTFORD, Conn. Four state policemen swore Neither one of two Groton bro- at a coroner's inquest into the thers who were shot dead in a deaths of Gene R. Perkins, 30, state police ambush were arm- and Roger B. Perkins, 32, that ed, the Hartford Times report- Roger fired a .45-caliber pistol ed today in a copyright story, three times. Public Hearing Set On Sewer Projects John Minicucci announced today that he has not made a final decision regarding his primary intentions for the State Senator nomination in the 17th Senatorial District. Minicucci stated, "We met again last evening and we were about ready to reach a final decision. This decision was not reached because we had an unexpected visit from two spokesmen from one of the lower valley towns urging me to primary for the State Senate. "We also received two different telephone calls from other lower valley towns, again urging me to conduct a positive primary contest. The thought of a primary in the 17th Senatorial District makes a great deal of sense, since it will make both Bill Menna and myself better known throughout the valley." Minicucci and his supporters feel that he would have been the unanimous choice of the delegates at Tuesday's con- vention had he made his in- tentions known sooner. "We have checked out the election laws relative to a primary for State Senator and we do feel that since we have until July Hth to file petitions with the registrars of voters in the respective towns, we must thoroughly analyze our position." A MOTORCYCLE RESTS in the center of the road on Spring St. early last evening after colliding with a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle, William E. Plasky, 23, of 92 Carroll St., was taken to Cyclist Critical After Crash William E. Plasky, 23, of 92 Carroll St., was taken to Waterbury Hospital where he was admitted following a motorcycle accident on North Spring St. early last evening. He was listed in critical con- dition with a possible fractured skull and compound fracture of the right leg. A hospital spokesman today said that he remains on the critical list and that his condition remains un- changed. According to police, Plasky was apparently traveling south on North Spring St. and lost control of the motorcycle while rounding a sharp curve near the Hop Brook Golf Course. Tire marks indicated that he traveled on several feet before hitting a utility pole, propelling vehicle and driver into the center of the street where he landed several feet away from the motorcycle. The motorcycle had to be towed from the scene and was found to have hit the pole with such im- pact as to leave splinters from the pole wedged between the body parts. Patrolman James Murphy Jr. is the investigating officer. Curtis W. Kirk, 36, Dies In Hospital; Military Funeral Set Curtis W. Kirk, 36, 18 Park Place, died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Kentucky, Sept. 5, 1933, son of Fonso and Mabel (Powell) Kirk. He was a foreman at the Pratt and Whitney North Haven Division. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Club of North Haven. Besides his parents of Naugatuck, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Walter Hollister and Mrs. Edward McElroy, both of Naugatuck, and several nieces and nephews. A full military service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Buckmiller Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., with the Rev. Richard Babcock of the Assembly of God Church of- ficiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Veterans Council members are requested to meet tonight at at the funeral home. The Crusader Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will meet at the funeral home tonight at A public hearing to "make the public aware of why the borough is building sewers through the area" will be held concerning Projects 14 and 20, the Sewer Authority decided last evening. Project 14 encompasses the line run through Mill St., Par- tridgetown Rd., Timothy Road and West View Drive. Project 20 will include City Hill St., Morris St. and Lincoln St. The announcement was made at the Sewer Authority meeting by William Clisham, chairman, Waterbury Hospital by local police where he was admitted and listed and a tentative date for the in critical condition. (NEWSphoto by Newman) Girl Hit By Car Still Critical The condition of 16-months-old Vanessa Hickey of 124 Church St., who was the victim of a hit-and- run accident on Meadow Street Tuesday, remains unchanged, a hospital spokesman said today. Vanessa was hit by a car and left lying on the road, un- conscious. She was taken to the Waterbury Hospital where she was admitted and her name was placed on the critical list. Local police are continuing their investigation. John Wendes Dies; Chemical Executive John C. H. Wendes, formerly production manager of the chemical division of Uniroyal, Inc., died Saturday, June 27 in Kiel, Germany. He was 81 years old. Wendes joined the chemical division of Uniroyal, then known as United States Rubber Com- pany, in 1928 as a development engineer. Later as chief engineer he was responsible for design and equipment for reclaim rubber, latex products and testing of rubber chemicals and synthetic rubber. During World War II, he was active in the Government Syn- thetic Rubber Program and directed the design of two syn- thetic rubber plants which Uniroyal then operated. He Observance 01 Holiday Scheduled In Borough In observance of the July 4th holiday, many local offices and businesses will be closed tomorrow, thus enabling workers to enjoy an extended holiday weekend. The Town Hall will be closed and Mayor Paul Bessette, while wishing a safe and happy weekend for boroughites, also issued a reminder that the use of fireworks is prohibited. The Howard Whittemore Memorial Library will be closed tomorrow and library personnel have also announced that the library will be closed Saturdays during the months of July and August, reopening Sept. 5. Street Supt. Walter Dumonski announced there will be no trash collections tomorrow. Friday's collection will be picked up has announced that a regular schedule will be observed at Naugatuck and Union City Foot Offices tomorrow. A holiday schedule will be observed at both offices on Saturday with pickups at 9 a.m. and only special deliveries and perishables being processed. A normal Sunday schedule will be observed. In a check with local banks it Please turn to Page 10 hearing, August 7, was set. Clisham added that the residents in the immediate areas of the two projects will be notified of the hearing through the mail. The possibility of purchasing a sub-servioe conduit photo- exploration and inspection camera at an estimated cost from the Seminole Pollution Equipment Corp. of close to was also discussed. The camera would be used to examine borough sewers and to inspect new sewers before final payments were made. C.D. DiMaria, contract coordinator, noted that with this device old sewers could be in- spected and old pipes that do not meet state regulations could be replaced. It would also aid in Robert Wooster, Grad, Named For Bristol Award Robert D. Wooster, 44 Wood- bine St., a 1970 Naugatuck High School graduate, was one of four area students awarded William T. Morris Foundation scholar- Monday. Also, the Hunter's ships for each. Mountain Road dump will be George J.Munson, chairman of the local Morris Scholarship Committee, made the official presentation to Wooster at a special luncheon meeting at Fortin's Restaurant. Munson, who is plant manager of the Acco Bristol Division, emphasized that, "These scholarships are awarded to outstanding area high school students who will enter college in closed Saturday. Postmaster Edward Hanley Penn Central Must Pay Own Way: Judge the fall to study engineering. The winners are chosen on the basis of their scientific aptitude as exhibited by their previous scholastic records, their character, personality and determination, and their promise of future leadership." These awards are in honor of William T. Morris, former president of American Chain Cable Co., Inc., the parent firm of the Bristol Division. This year's three other Morris Scholarship recipients are William M. Block and James R. Helming, Kennedy H.S., and Gary I Welinsky, Wilby H.S. locating the storm and sanitary drain connections. This would be much easier and would un- doubtedly be a savings as op- posed to digging for inspection. The recommendation must be brought before the Board of Mayor and Burgesses for con- sideration and approval. Rotatori Files Names For Primary Atty. Peter Rotatori, Jr. plans to file his primary petitions for Judge of Probate for the District of Naugatuck, which includes Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, with Cyril Tuohy, Democratic Registrar of Voters, at 1 p.m. today in the local Town Hall. Rotatori, who failed to get his name before the Democratic Convention which was held in Beacon Falls earlier this month, is challenging the state primary law on the basis that the requirement for seeking a district office in a district composed of more than one town is not the same as that for a district consisting of only one town. He maintains that Section 9-400 of the election laws denies him as a candidate the equal protection of the laws and is discriminatory. Rotatori told the NEWS today that he has personally talked to more than 125 people and has received an overwhelming response from voters in favor of a direct primary system. "They he said, "they should have a choice in deciding who the people to run for office should be." He expects to have ap- proximately 600 signatures to submit to Tuohy today and ex- pects that on this basis Tuohy will accept the primary petition. However, when he (Tuohy) submits the petition to the Please turn to Page The newspaper said in a story prepared for its first edition that it had interviewed a man who was a witness to the kil- lings May 13, 1969. The existence of this indivi- dual, which has never been men- tioned in official reports of the controversial incident, was first disclosed in a series of United Press International stories about the case. The Hartford Times said the man, who is now a resident of Maine and who has made a statement in the case to police there, took part in police plans for a stakeout. Salafia Plan The plan, according to the Times, was initiated by Philip M. Salafia Jr., one of four troo- pers who were at the Kelly Ju- nior High School in Norwich waiting for the entry of sus- pects in the building at midnight. The troopers resignations were announced May 18 by state Po- lice Commissioner Leo J. Mul- cahy, thre days after it was disclosed an inquiry was under way into the incident. "On the day of May 12 of last year, the informer said he contacted Salafia and said the Perkins were going to break in- to three schools that night, in- cluding the Kelly school in Nor- according to the Times. "He says that when the three (the Perkins brothers and him- self) got into the Kelly school and near the office, that the in- former should run down a cor- ridor to the right and that a trooper would fire a gun over his head. He also told the in- former not to go outside the the building. "He says Salafia told him 'we know they're (the Perkins brothers) going to try to run and get away.'" The Times story continued: At that night, the infor- mer says that Gene Perkins cal- led him at his house in the Nor- wich area and said, "We'll meet you in a half hour." "He said that he then called Trooper Salafia and the latter told him there was a change of plans for his role inside the school. He said that Salafia told him that instead of running running down the corridor to simply run up against the near- est wall and then duck into a room to indicate that he had escaped. Please turn to Page 10 retiring in February, 1954. After his retirement, he made two trips to Europe in his 40-foot ocean-cruising ketch Viking V. Returning from his second trip to Europe, he went to the Virgin Please turn to Page 10 2nd Crash Within Two Years Fatal BRANFORD State Police are continuing their investigation into the death of Guy Gene Giordano, 19, of 94 Mill Plain Rd., who was killed late Monday morning when his car struck an abutment on the Woodward Ave. overpass of the Connecticut Turnpike. Giordano was critically injured in January, 1969, in a truck ac- cident on Route 8 in Beacon Falls that took the life of his 20-year-old brother, Anthony Jr. The youths were driving a tractor-trailer filled with hay to Branford when the vehicle smashed into a tree. Anthony, trapped in the cab, died. Guy was thrown from the cab into the Naugatuck River. He underwent emergency surgery at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, for a Please mm to Piige 10 PHILADELPHIA (UPD A federal judge says the Penn Central will have to pay as it goes from now on when deal- ing with other railroads, but can wait until later to worry more about paying off an esti- mated million in past debts. Meanwhile, the Penn Central Transportation Co., which filed for reorganization June 21 un- der federal bankruptcy laws be- cause it was broke, pushed ahead with plans to save money including a layoff of em- ployes at a savings of mil- lion. The nation's largest railroad, according to congressional testi- mony, also is seeking to discon- tinue 34 trains at a savings of million and hopes to save another million in salvage and right-of-way disposals. Penn Central President Paul Gorman revealed these plans Tuesday to the House Commerce Committee. U.S. District Court Judge John P. Fullam, in his ruling Wednesday, said, "We are all agreed to the proposition that matters should be conducted so that all railroads will be per- I'lcase turn to Page 10 KIRK, CURTIS W. of 18 Park Place, died in Waterbury, July 1, 1970. Funeral tomorrow, 11 a.m. from Buckmiller Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave. Burial in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Considerable cloudiness, warm and humid with few brief'showers likely today and tonight. Chance of a few late afternoon or evening thundershowers. Highest tem- peratures today in the upper 70s to lower 80s and lowest tonight in the mid to upper 60s. Variable cloudiness and continued warm and humid with scattered showers and thundershowers likely on Friday, highest in the 80s. Outlook for Saturday, showers likely. Probability of precipitation 60 per cent today, tonight and Friday. Southerly winds 10 to 15 m.p.h. today and tonight shifting to southwest 10 to 15 m.p.h. Friday. (By Bristol Recorder) Temperature Midnight 71; 3 a.m. 70; 6 a.m. 68; 9 a.m. 68; noon 68. Barometric Pressure Midnight 28; 3 a.m. 28.75; 6 a.m. 29; 9a.m. 29.50; noon 29.50. SCHOLARSHIP OK was awarded Robert D. Wooster, right, Naugatuck High School graduate, by George J. Munson, left, plant manager of the Bristol Co. division of the American Chain and Cable Co. (NEWSphoto by "Albert can make. almost any- thing.. .except a living."
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