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Water- Congre- South- terrible.-He oe- New Britain Civil Service Defend Method Of Testing NEW BRITAIN. Oct 21 (Spe cial) Present methods of testing used by the Civil Service Commission were defended by Civil Service officials during a 90-minute conference in the office of Mayor Joseph F. Morelli late Monday. called alter reports last weeic that the New Britain Veterans Council was seeking Common council approval ot an inquiry into Civil Service testing, the conference did produce agree ment to s eje one change in present testing methods. But the mayor made it plain. and Erwin A. Lustig, president of the Veterans Council, agreed. that there has been no apparent violations of the city s Merit Act Lustig announced Mohda.y night he would call a special meeting ot the Veterans Council to report on Monday's conference. He said the replies ap peared to be satisfactory to htm. During tne session in me mayor's office. Civil Service Commission Chairman Ernest V. Carpino agreed, at the request of Lustig, to ask his commission to approve a rule change which will require that candi dates in future, testing be re ferred to by number only when introduced to memoers oi oral examination panels. Chairman Critical The Civil Service Commission chairman, however, was sharply critical of the Veterans Coin- cil action, enlllnc it a wttcn hunt" and asserted the council officers should have come di rectly to the commission chairman or Personnel Director An thony F. Campione. Lustig, 'who attended the conference with City Veterans Com missioner Leo J.' Melowicz. protested that the Vetrans - Coun cil had made an unsuccessful attempt to contact the commis sion some years ago ana denied that the council's action was intended as a request for an 'in vestigation. In reply to queries from Lus tig concerning Civil service ex amination procedures, tne per sonnel director made these points: Only he and his secre tary have access to the examination questions before a test; the questions are assembled by them from a list of questions re ceived from a Chicago source the examinations are conducted as speedily as possible: examination weights in the Police and Fire departments have been un-i changed since they were made standard by a commission' vote in ixh ana tnat veterans ere-, dits. by statute, are added to the final grade. Cites Unavoidable Delay The personnel director pointed out that in some instances there are unavoidable delays between the period of the written phase and tne oral portion ot an examination and offered, as a case in point, the. present, police, sec-gcar.ts promotion examination.: The written portion was given about two weeks ago. ne said, and these papers are still uncor- rected because the Civil Service staff has been required to devote its entire time recently in hand ling detiils incidents to a re classification of all city positions. At least two more weeks-may elapse, the personnel director said, before the written test can Officials be corrected and the oral examinations held. The personnel director 'empha sized that he has no other recourse, under the Merit Act. than to acd veteian s points to the firal examination grade. . He imade this clear after Lus tig -claimed - that he had complaints that examination candidates, entitled to veteran's, credits, said they did not receive them. As the session broke up, boft the personnel director and the Civil Service Commission chair man accepted invitations to Attend th Veterans Council instal lation ceremonies on Dec. 7 and agreed to discuss Civil service testing at- the exercises. Man Reported MlMlng Michael sutak. 35. ot is fatten Dr. was reported missing from Tis home Monday morning. Hit wife. Gilda, reported that he left in the family's Nash Rambler and had not "returned up to a late hour. Sutak held the. position of domestic relations director here for several days earlier this year. , Mental Hygienlst Test An open competitive examination fcr dental hygienist in te School Dept was announced Monday at the Civil Service office. The position has a salary of J3.0S9 to 53.594. in four steps. - Applications may be obtained at the Civil Srviceficeandmust Man Arrested Roger Chaplen, 24. of 49 High St' was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with indecent exposure. Chaplen was taken into custody by Sgt. Thomas J Orms-by and Detective William Procka of the vice squad. Mrs. Adah W. Fluke Mrs. Adah Way Fluke. 71. of 389 Shuttle Madow Ave. died at New Britain General Hospital Monday night after a long illness. She. was a native of Clinton. Iowa, and resided in this city for the past 14 years. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Paul W. Tisher. wife of a local physician, and five grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will take place in Clinton. Iowa, according to the B. C Porter Sons Funeral Hom e. Mia. Carmelo G. Cijircia Mrs. Carmela (Gionfriddo) CS-arcia. 69, of 57 Jubilee St. wife of Carmelo Garcia and mother of former Police Commissioner Mario Garcia, died Monday night at New Britain General Hospital. Details will be found on the obituary page. Rom mage Sale Today The biennial rummage sale , of the woman's Assn. of South Congregational Church will be. held in the parish hall .Tuesday from 10 a-m. to 4 p.m. WifUam O'Brien - William O'Brien,' 69. ot 217 Pleasant St died at New Britain Ge neral-Hospital Monday. H forferly was employed- by - the "New Haven" :' Railroad.' He leaves a son. Gerald O'Brien of the "Pleasant Street - address. Funeral services and- burial win take place in Warren. RX Hospital Births Births at New Britain General. Hospital MondayThcluded-a""son to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Tan-guay of 33 Carmel St and a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Kraw-czyk of 80 Collins St

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  1. Hartford Courant,
  2. 22 Oct 1957, Tue,
  3. Page 40

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