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Bridgeport Post (Newspaper) - September 23, 1962, Bridgeport, Connecticut TEN BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST, SEPTEMBER 23, 1962 mer President Dwlght D. Eisen- hower charged here yesterday that "uncontrolled spending" by the Kennedy administration Is piling up debts that will burden three generations of Americans. Eisenhower noted that Presi- dent Kennedy cautioned in a talk at Harrisburg. Pa., several days ago against returning to "stagnation and inaction" under Republican rule. He defended his own adminis- tration as a progressive one, and said the only progress made un- der Kennedy has been "toward uncontrolled spending and lowardj regimentation." Said the 71-year-old former President: "The budget gets worse and He added that living costs are rising. Inflation has set in. and "our children and grandchildren will be paying debts we are now creating." The average American, he said, now works 5 1-2 hours each day "just to meet his tax bill Cites Own Record He said when he was Presi- dent a billion tax cut was instituted, inflation was checked. 10 million more people were placed under old-age and the space program was con- "This hardly looks like stagna- tion." he snapped. Here lo boost the candidacies cl southern Republicans Eisenhow- er spoke from the State House 1 Columbia to EYE BIG STAKES 6 VOTING GOVERNOR AT RALLY IN Dempsey talks about the slate election campaign experiences with Nor walk area Democrats a( ralEy At Roton Point yesterday. Left to right are the governor, George M. Hayes and George G. Vcsl, candidates for state representa- tive In New Canaan, Frank Lcnnon, of Greenwich, nominee for Congress in the Fourlh dis- trict, Victor Knauth, of Wilton, candidate for state senator in the 26th district and Alfred J. town chairman. In New Canaan. The POLITICAL PENDULUM 8y WILLIAM J. WALSH stepsTin downtown Columbia Charles F. Doivd, campaign co chairman. Middlesex counties the week o Oct. 15. They will concentrate 01 Fairfield county, the Fourth dis trict, the week of Oct. 22 and o the First district, Hartford coun ty. the week before election. Republican candidates will COL tinue to carry their person-to-per son campaign throughout Ih state this week. Mr. Alsop and Mrs. Loy wii spend tomorrow in Hartforc starting Ihe day with a pres conference at the Hotel Bond The Hartford visit will include tours of manufacturing plants, By RAYMOND LAHR WASHINGTON (UPI) Both ational political parlies are pr2- lar'mg for this year's campaigns ke anxious salesmen unsure hat the customers arc interested n Ihe new models. At stake are the election of 35 jovernors, 39 U. S. senators and i35 House members. They will be chosen Nov. 6 along with housands of stale and local of- icials. By far the biggest prizes are control of the national House of Representatives and the governor- ;hips of five or six pivotal states I'he Republicans concede they lave no chance of regaining con- rol of the senate this year. Since the presidency is not at lake, the voters turnout is ex- pected to be substantially short of the record set in 1360. The out come however, will establish pattern for national policies and >olitics for the next two to six 'ears. Determining this pattern, according to the experts, will be an estimated 50 million Americans. This would be two million more than turn- ed out for the 1858 off-year elections but far short of the almost (9 million who cast ballots In the Kennedy- Nixon race. Republican leaders frankly con- cede Ihe party's 1964 presidential nomination will be worthless un- FAIRFIELD GOP OPENS opened election campaign head- quarters In Fairfield yesterday with Town Chairman Goodwin Stoddard cutting a ribbon. Left !o right are Fred Pope Jr., candidate for slale senator In the 251 h district, State Reps. Mclvln Fen- nell and Erwin J. Cole, Selectman Homer Cudmore, Julius N, Smith, nominee lor Judge ol probate and Mr. Sloddard. 1962. For the Democrats, enlarged congressional majorities should mean easier going for President rotect his position as the man a beat for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination. He first won the office four years ago when most of the country was ng engulfed by a Democratic tide. In California, Nixon can stay alive in politics only by unseating Democratic Gov. Edmund G Brown. Nixon has said repeated ly that he will not be a candi date for the 1964 nomination, al though he is viewed as a pos sible draftee. If he should win and be re-elected in 1968, he could be a prospective contends: for the 1968 presidential nomina tion. In bent Pennsylvania, the incum governor, David L. Law rence, is limited to one term November rivals for his job wll be Republican Congressman Wil liam W. Scranton and Richard son Dllworth, former Democrati mayor of Philadelphia. If Scran ton should win, he will be a po tentlal GOP power nationally. In Michigan, Democratic Gov John B. Swainson is seeking a where the Democrats have won Ihe governor ship in seven con- secutive elections. His Republi- can opponent is Romney. th3 former auto manufacturer. By winning, Romney could move among leading possibilities for the 1984 GOP presidential nomi- nation. fn normally Democratic Texas, Vice President Johnson's home state, the GOP is making an ain- L.tious attempt to win the gov- ernorship. Its candidate is Jack Cox. an ex-Democrat, matched against John Connally. Ken- nedy's first Navy secretary and an ally of Johnson. A Cox vic- tory would be a serious political blow to Johnson. In Ohio. Democratic Gov. Mi- chael V. DiSalle. one-time Fed- eral price control chief, is in a tough reelection battle against Stale Auditor James A. Rhodes, the Republican nominee for gov- ernor. THE HOUSE All 435 House members will be elected. These contests will pro- vide the best available barometer ot the Kennedy administration's jopuianry at the ballot box. The House now contains 437 seats because it was enlarged :emporarily to provide seats for Hawaii and Alaska. It reverts to 435 next year. The present line-up Is 262 Democrats and 174 Republi- cans, with one vacant seat formerly held by a Demo- crat. The Republicans must gain 44 seats to have a bare majority of 218 to elect the all-powerful Speaker and put committees under GOP control. Practically speaking, Kennedy has not had a working majority in the House. He has noted a news conferences that many con servative southerners often vote with the GOP and has said that he needs in the House mor Democrats who think like him. Redistricting which resulted from the 1960 census will have ome effect on the makeup of the House next year. But it is not ex pected to have much effect on the party line-up. Nine state gained seats and 16 lost in the reapportionmenl. The major battlegrounds for control of the House are Ihe congressional districts in which Incumbents were elect- ed In I960 by less than 55 per cent of the vole. After ad- justments are made for re- districting, the GOP has 55 of these so-called marginal districts and the Democrats S7. THE SENATE Thirty-nine senators will b> elected in 36 stales, 34 for regu lar six-year terms. Five are seek ing lo fill two or four-year va cancies created by death or re tiremenl. The Senate line-up now is (4 Democrats and S6 Repub- licans. Of the 39 seats to be filled this year, 21 are held by Democrats and 18 by Re- publicans. Seven of the Democratic sea are in relatively safe southei states, although Republicans ai talking boldly of upsetting Se Olin D. Johnston, in South Car Una. The GOP would like to gu six or eight seats to get position to reach for contr of the Senale in the 1964 or 19 elections. The GOP directors regard the s the most vulnerable Dem crals seeking reelection: Sen John A, Carroll. Colorado, Hickey, Wyoming. Frank Churc Idaho, Ernes't Alask Edward V. Long, Missouri, an Joseph S. Clark, Pennsylvania. Reps. Peter H. Domimck, Colorado, and James E. V; Zandt, R-Pennsylvania, are o posing Carroll and Clark. Fo mer Gov. Milward L, Simps, is the GOP nominee against Hie ey in Wyoming. Republicans also hope to d place Democrats represent! Hawaii, where Sen. Oren E. Lo Is retiring, and Masjachuset where there is a two-year vaca cy in the seat once held by Pre ident Kennedy. Eyes on RIMcott IGTHEWEEK [TON, (UPI) There of activity In Con- is the legislators nent within their WASHINt a Hurl gress last saw adjoun grasp. Action wasiaken on severs! of he moil imjbrtant bills o! the session sonitlmes to the pleas- ure and otherumes to the dlssat- sfaction of Prkldent Kennedy. Congressional leaders have set heir sights onsept.- 29 as an ournment tarit. Even it that deadline is mel the second ses- sion of the will be one of the longe{ In recent years. It Is especially Img for the many congressmen win must run for reelectiou in Noifmber. Action last we4t: FOREIGN The House dealt a stinging to the ad- ministration voted a 91.1 billion cut in IFp foreign aid money bill. The endorsed its Appropriations committee which had reconmended that Congress provide S3.6 billion for economic and millary air over- seas instead of the 14.7 billion re- noon in Berlin and Plainville. second two-year term In a slate Democrats believe 'they Iiav VOTER DRIVE SET veil as Ihe full Board of Select-nen. have assured the mayor by the Prejident. Admin-strktion forces immediately went o work to repair the damage. their complete cooperation day after the House defeat. IN 4 the "saturation regislra- S ion" campaign a success. of Slate Dean Rusk 'ent before the Senate Appropri-tions'committee to plead the ad- The full cooperation of the city ton distrait on pledged yes-erday by Mayor Tedesco for an intensive voter registration campaign this POPE SAYS! MEDICARE IS nistration's case. The White louse is counting on Ihe Senate o restore most of the funds cut rom tie bill and for a House-enate conference committee to tht action. The program, sponsored The Senale capped by the Greater Bridgeport Labor Council. AFL-CIO, the League of Women Voters ot the Bridgeport area, the Democratic and Republican parties, and the mayor's office, will be focussed on those voting precincts thair show the highest proportion of unregistered voters among "Medicare in Connecticut is not a matter of onjecture but a matter of -red Pope, Republican candidate or the State Senate in the 25th lisirict, said yesterday. "This tate has always had an out-anding record of progressive nedical assistance In those biggest congressional victory for tie Kennedy admlnistra-ion when it approved an historic hange in 'J.S. trade policy. By a ote of 78 (o 8, the Senate gave ie President unprecedented tar-ff-cutting minority to bargain with the emerging European Mirket ind other nations. citizens over age 21. he "andir; hastermed the measure A survey recently conducted by of thls year we took anolher No. 1 p-iority item before the Labor Council, using the m sieD forward in It low goes lo a Sen- census tracts and the latest Public Law 578 which corference committee stered voter lists, by the Legislature the negalators are expect- our precincts which have to have litBe trouble ironing greatest percentage of the Federal the small differences in the ered adults, among all the Connecticut residents versions passed by the Sen- districts in the city. jneed financial help for and House. There are the Second, can get it, Mr. Pope AlD-The President and Eleventh districts and new law pays for a sharp iefest when the First precinct of the Third medical care rejected a wmpromlse bill trict, In the Tenth district. drugs, nursing would have '.provided per cent of the residents over no limits on amounts for aid to cdleges and uni- are unregistered. In the ot coverage. It The >recinct of the Third district choice of physician and down the neasure by a igure is 51 per cent. In the The law is stale of 214 to 18S. Tie opposition the Second district it is 45 and can be tailored to its fire on t million cent, and in the Eleventh, 41 he loin most The adminotrallon won Area Sessions said, "need is the partial victory whei the House Tlie Common Council has agreed to schedule two extra voter-making sessions, one on not Social Security eligibility. .Under the present Connecticut medicare plan, everyone will pay hij share, a newly proposed farm )ill. The measure does not go as far in the area of mandatory controls as did the ateitnistra- urday, Oct. 6, from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. ot Franklin school for Tenth and Eleventh district residents and one on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5 P.M. to B P.M. at Whlttier school for residents of the the working man and hia employer. With matching Federal grants, the program will be funded out of Ihe general tax bill defeated earliu by UIB House. But it does conttln provisions that would Induce .farmers to cut down on their pluiting of wheat and feed grains. The bill precinct of the Third district, lince Ihe Second district is near City Hall, it was not felt necessary to schedule an extra session for that district. There will be regular voter-making sessions on Sept. 29. Oct. 1-5, and Oct. 13 INKWELL' FOUND AT goes lo the Senate. The Senate put Itself Into the Cuban situation when it approved a resolution dealing with the tension surrounding the Caribbean island. By an 86 to 1 Sen. Winston L. Prouty, R-Vt., didn't think it wts strong 111. Rep. aul Findley, R.II1.. reported esterday he his recovered City Hall. Canvassers lo participate in the doorbell ringing in the four precincts will be recruited from :ollege students and other community groups. During the weeks immediately preceding Ihe historians believe Presi-ent Lincoln used to sign the Emancipalkm Proclamation. Findley left the Inkwell in a elephone booth at St. Louis mun-cipal airport last night. He was carrying the hlitorical item the Senate expressed Its support for the use of force, if necessary, to prevent the spread of Cuban communism to other parts of the Western Hemisphere. The House will take up the resolution this week and is expect- week of voter to Springfield for to approve it in equally re- Charles Groves of the of public fashion. will cover every household in he four areas where there arc no registered voters listed. of Bills in will be offered where needed and baby sitters will be provided to expedite the registration. The League of Women Voters' activities will include demonstration of the voting machine at the wo neighborhood (AP) The status of major legislation in Congress at the end of this week: Manpower training and Youth employment opportune In House Rules rejection of student-aid aspects of bill. Federal aid for tecondary Passed Senate; aide-tracked In House Rules committee. Continuation of foreign-aid pro- sessions. The Republican and Democratic registrars of voters, Emergency power for Presi lent to cut taxes In House Ways and Means Enacted but appropria-ions action incomplete. Increase of national debt limit their best chances of replacing Republicans in seats now held anti-recession pubic works program authorizing 900 million for fast starting Enacted. Authority to purchise mil-ion in United Nations bonds retiring Sens. Prescoll Bush, in depressed Connecticut, and John of authority for Preal Butler, of Maryland. program Defeated to cut tariffs under recipro- Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Abraham A. Ways and Means com trade Passed Houit and Senate; awaiting compro is the Democratic raises for postal and against Rep. Horace In House safety control Passes in Connecticut. Rep. Daniel In House Commerce corn Brewster is the Democratic rate increases. nee opposing former Rep. cent on letter-mail satellite opera ward T. Miller in In Senile Post Enacted. Next among Democratic tar gels are Sens. Thruston B. Tax Revision Passed power for President te call up military reserv ton. R-Kentucky, Joseph H. awaiting Passed Senate; on Hous torn. Jr., R-South Dakota, Jordan. R-Idaho, Wallace F. of emergency nell. R-Ulah, and Thomas H Kuchel, R-California. and corporation tax Told nominees for those seats are L Gov. Wilson Wyatt in of a new Departmen of Urban to Use Slugs former Food-for-Peace Farm program, All., (AP) George McGovern in South control on bulletin ol t kola, Rep. Grade Pfost in Senate; defeated by church devoted a para- and Sate Sen. Richard of present farm to how members of in Passed House and could help. In Wisconsin. Gov. awaiting Instance, It noted, there Nelson is the Democratic tax Ihe soft drink machine. nee trying to stop Sen. machines al- Wiley from winning filth aid for medical a headache In any The states electing two senator this year are New In House Rule the Bulletin said. "The church does not make Kansas and Idaho. Each insurance for profit; the machine U elect one senator to a in Senate; In House for the convenience ot six-year term and one to a Meins membership. year vacancy creited by aid for classroom can help by keeping The Wyoming contest also Pissed House and at maehloM valves a four-year but apparently killed by not using ;