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 - tna-pell. NEW BRITAIN, Dec. 3 (Special) Ending...
tna-pell. NEW BRITAIN, Dec. 3 (Special) Ending an argument which flared up last October, the veterans commission voted TiiMdnv nicht to recognize a plaque honoring Gen. John Pa terson as tne oinciai evoiuiion-arv War Memorial here. Leo Melowicz of the Northwestern Veterans, who had proposed that the memorial -to Gen. Caslmer Pulaski be so recognized, was the onlv one of the seven mem ber commission who opposed the motion. While the commission debated which general should be honored it arranged to have wreaths placed at both memorials on last Veterans Day, Nov. 11. nAlt Takes Stand The motion to honor paterson: was made by Harry Horwltz, chairman of a sub-committee to recommend action on the revolutionary war memorial. The subcommittee met, with other commissioners as onlookers, -with rnnresentatives of Esther Stan ley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, who urged that Paterson be honored oe- cause he was a native of this city. Representing the Chapter were Mrs. E. Edwin Carlson, regent, and past regents Mrs. William H. Judd and Mrs. Harold Peck. Irwin Lustig, president of the Veterans Council at te time it recommended that the commls-. sion consider honoring .Gen. ru- losH, had also been invited to attend. The DAR officials also claimed the city has recognized the memorial to Gen. Paterson for about 20 years by decorating it on patriotic holidays. His plaque is located on a plot of land on East street, near Auen street. No Disrespect After the commission adtd, Atty. Carlos A. ' Richardson, chairman, said its decision was made without intending any dis respect to Gen. Pulaski who, he said, was a person dedicated to; ireedom and liDcrty. Following receipt of i letter from the Veterans Council on Civil Service tests here. Atty, Richardson named a committee consisting of Dr. Albert A. Lieb- mnn. Joseoh Borselle and Hor wltz to look into its claims. The council contended that the me thod of conducting such tests snouio oe ciarmed anu standardized.

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  1. Hartford Courant,
  2. 04 Dec 1957, Wed,
  3. Page 48

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