Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 1, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, October 1, 1949
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Today's Chuckle Mother (pointing to picture of Pilgrims going (o Church): "See? They went to church every Sunday'." Son (noticing guns carried by the men): "I'd go every day if I could shoot Indians on the way!" —Rex Top-ics. VOL. LXIV, NoTiso aitruttuck Urn In "Dedicated To Community Public Service" WKATHER Kiilr nnd continued cool tfdny. Clear nnd Hllghtly cooler tonight with some light froM inland. Sunday fair with slightly higher temperatures away from th« roast, TEMPERATGRKS Midnight, 48; 3 a. m., 45; 0 3. m., 42; 9 a. m., 66. ESTABLISHED 18S5 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 6 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENT* In Beacon Falls Election ons To See Yanks-Sox Receive Naugatuck News Softball Trophy t.OB MARIANO AND CHET BULKA, co-managers of Luke Kane's snfthull team, winners of the :>econd annual Xaugatue!: Newts Amateur Softball tournament, arc shown bcins presented the NEWS irophy symbolic of the soft hall championship of Naugatuc c, by William Simmons, NEWS sports editor. The team won the championship by defeating ;he Straits -il!e Sp«. 3-1 and 13-3 in the best of three finals. Shown above, left to right, are: Luke Kane, team up onsor who is holding an envelope containing tickets and funds for food and transportation for the t.«m: Mr. Mariano. Mr. Bulka and Mr. Simmons. Guests Of NEWS AtYankee-Red Sox Game Tonior^mv Two Additional Entertainers Listed For Club Block Dance irf-rs ,-f Luke Kane's Softball team, winners of 11C- r:ecund annual A'augatueU News Amateur Softball tournament who will be guests of the NEWS at the N w I'ork Yankee-Boston Red Sox game tomorrow at Yankee Stadium, aro shown above. Pictured above, sMtad, left to-right, are: Bob McDnrmott, Lou Ethier, Chet Bulka. rjt Uraska, Dave Kelson Neil Tuohy, ant! Wait Musick. Standing, left to right: Pete Thomas, Vic.Niff, Jack Foley, Bob Mariano, Art Nanges, Tom Wisniewski and Fred Zonino. , Members of Luke Kane's Softball team are the envy of Naugatuck today. The team won the second annual Naugatuck News Amateur Softball Tournament and in addition to winning possession of the NEWS trophy, were awarded tickets to tomorrow's New-York Yankees. Boston Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium. They will attend as guests of the NEWS. At present .the Red Sox are one- full same in of the Yankees. by virtue o!" their 12-9 victory over Washington yestjrday. The Yanks, who had been tied with the Sox, fell behind yesterdriy when they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Philadelphia Athletics. Tomorrow's game could very well be :t. The Yankees are host to the Red Sox in a single game today at Yankee Stadium and a win for the Bronx Bombers will carry the pennant fight right down to-the wire, lifting then-, back into a tie for the American League lead and making the winner of tomorrow's garr.e .he leacrue champion. If the Yankees can pull even by winning today, tomorrow's game will draw more attention than the World Series {c^mes. The odds are all against, the Yankees in their pennant fifjht. The club won the praise of the entire baseball world this season by graining the lead at the start of the season and holding it un'.il early this week, when Boston finally edged ahead. Despite the fact that they were picked to finish from third to fifth place, and despite no le:;s than 70 injuries to playc:rs, the Yanks stayed in the fight all the way, and are still in the thick of it. However, Boston's power-laden club seems to have the edge. The Sox have 'won 11 of their last 12 games and 61 cf their last 81. July 4, when baseball men say the club that is in first place will win the pennant, sav.' the Yankees on top with a record of 48 wins and 25 defeats. Boston was 12 games behind with 35 wins and 36 losses. Since then the Yankees have been playing at a .594 percentage, with 47 wins and 32 defeats in their last 79 games, while Boston has been playing at a .753 clip, with 61 wins and only 20 losses in the same period of time. At the rate they have been going, their sheer momentum should carry them on to the pen- j nant. 1 Regardless of the outcome of to- I day's t;«me, the borough's Softball champions KhouUl nee a day of excellent bu.Hi.-linll. The two clubs arc undoubtedly the best the American Tjcaguc can offer. With Boston's power and the Yankees' do-or-dio '.lourage. the game shapes up as c^ natural. Members of the team who- will witness the game are: Tom Wisniewski, Ed Uraska, Vic Niff, Walt Musick, Bob McDermott, Bob Marino, Chet Bulka, Fred Zonino, Art Nauges, Pete Thomas, Neil Tuohy, Dave Nel.son, Jack Foley, Lou Ethier and Bernie .Digris. Luke Kane, sponsor of the team, will also make the trip. Deaths YOUNG—W'.-s. Catherine Jane, 95. of 763 Baidv.-in street, Waterbury, 'n Waterbury, Oct.. 1. 1949. Fu- ' Tieral Monday aitcrroon at 2j o'clock at The Alderson Funeral ; Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial j in Grove cemetery. Frionds may '•all a; tho "un»ra! icmc :onior- row afternoon and >:venin£T from 3 to 5 and from 7 '.c 3 o'clock. RETURN The Misses Joscphin 0 and Rose mary Lammano. .of Scott street, who spent the smnrrici- touring Eu rope, returned to the boro-ash last | light. They made the trip from ! Paris to New York by air. j —Com* 1 run! sec- tu«» next look in pars, j T*c 19JO Stti,1pfciKpr is now on display | »« F.ricksoD Mi.tors, 159 Hubhpr AKe.— i AdT. I WARNS RUSSIA Belgrade—Marshal Tito today M-anu'd Russia that she must assume responsibility for the consequences which may result from breaking: her treaty of friendship with Yuiroslavijv. Tito also said that Kussiu must be responsible fur the cmisrqu.'iiocs of Soviet tiHioji movements on Yugoslav borders. oOo WANT KXPLANATION Shanghai — The United States ^v.'ints to know what the Chinese '.iCatkmaUst govornmsnt intends to-do with three American merchant ships held at gunpoint off Shanghai. The State Department says American diplomats are asking the Chinese for details of the detention of the three vessels. Births BULLETINS (By United Press) SPECIAL SESSION Hartford — Grcv. Bowles today called the General Assembly into special session next Wednesday to consider emergency changes in the State Housing Act. The session will be convened at 11 a. m., October 5th. 0j Oo STKIKFS Pittsburgh—Close to one-million men are striking in two of our biq-fjest industries. A half million fiteelworkers have joined 380,000 ^oal miners on the strike front. A.nd about a million other workers may be idle in coming "weeks ns factories begin to feel the pinch of coal and steel shortages. oOo BWSINKSS UP Washington—Some government agencies gay business Is picking up. AH evidence of better economic conditions, the Commerce Department says unemployment fell of by some 338.000 last month. It was the second straight monthly decline. * Plan Organization Of American War Mothers Chapter Plans for the organization of a Naugatuck chapter of the American War Mothers, will be made at an initial meeting of Jnter- csted women tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Town Hall, it was announced today by Mrs. Frank Clark, Nbcon avenue. Mrs. Helen Monaco, Hamden> state president, and other state officers will attend tomorrow's meeting to assist in organizational work. Mrs. Glark pointed out that principal work of the organization is assistance to hospitalized veterans. All mothers of men or women w'-io served in either World War I or World War II are invited to join. Those interested in attending may call Mrs. Clark at 6573; Mrs. Victor Le-monie at 4764 or Mrs. Harold H. Lewis, 3955. LAWLOR—St. Mary's Hospital, Ocl.. 1, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawlor, 163 Meadow street. Mrs. Lawlor is the former Norrnajean Douty, ^Naugatuck, "3EHAM — St.. Mary's hospital, Oct. l, a son to Mr. and Mrs. George P>eharn, 10 Fairviow avenue Mrs. Bcham is the former Mary Duffy. KMKRGKNCY AREAS The Stale Labor Department has reported to Governor Bowles that eight Connecticut communities are tentatively classified as emergency areas. They are Ansonia. Bridgeport, Daniolson, New I Britain. W;itorbury, Brislol, New i London-Groton and Meriden. Juveniles Present Operetta At Grange Booster Night Twenty-two members of tho Juvenile Beacon Valley Grange p/esent- ed the operetta, "Peter Pumpkin Face" at last night's "Booster Night" meeting of the Grange in the Grange hall. Two comedies also were nresent- ed, "Alice's Errand", by Marguerite Henry, Dorothy Benson :ind Charles Mcssner and "Too Much Worcstershire Sauce", by Harry Steele and Rita Popke. Thomas Horan recited an original composl- •ion based on Grange activities and community singing was en- ioyed to the accompaniment of John Filanowski and his accordion. The meeting opened with the oresentation of the flag by members of Boy Scout Troop 9, Beacon Valley. Mrn. Benson, master, presided. Dancing to the music of Ray Hotchkiss and his orchestra was "n.foyed and refreshments were served* Driver In Three Car Accident Pays $35 Fine In Court Peter Morley, 2 Pimaiiondale street, Seymour, charged with violating the rules of the road, was f ined $35 when he appeared before Tudge Martin L. Caine in Borough Court today. He was arrested early vestcrday morning after police said his car struck and damaged two oarked cars on South Main street, near Kennedy's Corner. The parked cars were owned by Toseph SanAngelo and Herculano T. Cebecieras, Jr., both of So'uth Main street. Arresting officers were 'Patrolmen James Hennessey and Theofil Pruchnicki. Robert E. Thomas, IV Cherry street, Waterbury, charged with vi- ilating the rules of the road after his car struck and injured a man in Water street last month, was 'ined $25. Exchangites Sponsor Event Tuesday Night Edward T. McGrath, r-"l>lic relations manager of the U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant and Alan Oary, Waterbury radio star, have been added to the roster of entertainers for the Exchange Club Block Dance to be held Tuesday night, Clayton Dethlefsen and John Delaney, co-chairmen announced today. *• / Originally planned for last Wednesday and Thursday nights, but rained out, the dance will start at 8 o'clock. Tuesday. Mti&i'c for dancing will be provided by Ray Hotchkiss and his orchestra under the auspices of the American Federation of Musicians music fund. The affair will be held at the rubber company parking lot on Church street. Cliff (Doolittle) Warren, radio and recording singer, will be a feature of the program, as will be the Salem Village Quartet. The quartet, a unit of the Naugatuck Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Singing in America, consists of Henry M. Bagley, bass; John Curtin, baritone; John Ricciardi, lead, and Thomas Chiswell, tenor. Refreshments will be available and a. prize will be awarded every 20-minutes of the program. Prizes have been made 'available by individual members of the Exchange Club. Former Resident Succumbs At 95 After Long Illness Mrs. Catherine''Jane Young, 85, widow of Robert Young, formerly of Naugatuck, died early today at her home, 763 Baldwin street, Waterbury, after a long illness. Born in New York city, July 18, 1854, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Peni- man) McKnight. A member of the Naugatuck Congregational church, Mrs. Young was the oldest member of Evergreen chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by a son, George P. Young 1 of Orlando, Fla., and three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Steinholtz, Hartford; Mrs. Martha Norton, Waterbury, and Miss Jane TS. Young, Brooklyn, N. Y. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, with the Rev. Wil- 'ard B. Soper, minister of the Congregational church officiating. Bur>al will be in Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 o'clock. New School Bus Law In Effect Today Stop Signals To Be Operated By Bus Drivers A new law, concerning the passing of school buses, passed by this year's session of the General Assembly, becomes effective today The law, Public Act 330, is as follows: ''Section 2413 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (a) the operator of a motor vehicle, when overtaking any school bus that has stopped to receive or discharge passengers, shall, upon signal of the operation of such bus in the manner hereinafter provided, bring such motor vehicle to a full stop not less than 10 feet from the rear of such school bus and shall remain stationary until signalled to proceed bv such bus operator as hereinafter provided and may then proceed at a reasonable rate of sceed. provided, if nnv such motor vehicle shall be within a distance of 10 feet of such school bus at the lime such signal. shall have been given, the operator of euch motor vehicle may proceed to pass such school bus at a reasonable rate of speed. "(b) All motor buses regular^ used for the transportation of children to or from school shall be painted a uniform color. Except for the fenders and trim this color shall be 'National School Bus Chrome'. Such buses shall have conspicuously painted on the rear thereof, in letters of a size to be determined by the commissioner of motor vehicles, the words 'School Bus — Stop On Signal' and shall be equipped with a mechanically or manually operated 'Stop' sign of a type, size and color approved by said commissioner so attached, Jo the _le.fjt .side of, said school bus as to.nbe readily controlled by the operator of said bus." •"(c) The operator of any such school bus when about to bring his bus to'a stop or receive or discharge passengers shall immediately signal his intention to do so by causing said 'Stop' sign to be extended and displayed at the left side of his bus and shall come to a stop in such a place on the highway or shoulder thereof that said 'Stop' sign shall be clearly visible to the operator of an overtaking motor vehicle. He shall not open the door of said bus to receive or discharge passengers until all motor vehicles overtaking said bus at the time of giving such signal have either passed said bus or 'shall have stopped as hereinbefore Here Sunday LOUIS BUD1ENZ, former Communist, who will discuss Communism tomorrow night in the first of a forum series arranged by the St. Francis' Church Holy Name Society. Mr, Budenz will speak at 8 p. m. in Columbus hall. A large attendance is anticipated. Johnson Heads Armistice Day Committee Major J. William, Johnson, vice- chairman of the Naugatuck Veterans Council, has been jnacned chairman of arrangements for the annual celebration of. Armistice Day, Nov. 11. it was announced today by Vernon J. LaFave, chairman. At a recent meeting of the council, Austin Phillips was named director of miusical activities. As bugler, Mr. Phillips recently b<;- g«.n organization of a field music band and he .has been encouraged to develop this project. Mr. F'hiliips will also b'e- in charge of securing foands, and other mus cal organizations, Chairman LaFive said. The council has also placed an order for new helmets to be worn by members of the firing squad during military cere-monies, parades and funeraLs. —Olvc Hint yoDinCHtcr plenty «l Gr*<it "nV Furtn'M (ivrlortlv tinxtenrlxtil milk lir-mluo,.,! nii.I liottlnl on the larm. Co: 1 .Nauiratuck 504» lor ilellTory — A*-. Deputy Sheriff Dies At Beacon Falls Residence Deputy Sheriff Sherman D. Stocker 75. died' yesterday afternoon at his home in Plnesbridge after a short illness. He was ' horn in . Vermont Oct. 14, 1873, and came to Beacon Falls in 1910, after his retirement from the New York Police Department. He had ctoerated a chicken farm since coming to Beacon Falls. Mr. Slocker was alwayis interested in town affairs, and served as assessor, constable, on the board • of tax review and as second ^.:» He represented' Beacon Falls in the General As- sem.'bly in 1919 and 1921. He served nirte as deputy sheriff under Higih Sheriff James Geddes. Two years ago iie was re- apipointed a deputy by High Sheriff George Rogers for a four year term. Mr. Stocker was a dife member .of Anchor Lodge No. 729, A. , F. and A. M. of New York City. Survivors "are his wife. Katherine (Gillette) Stocker; a son, Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Harold J. Benz; and three granddaughters, all of Beacon Falls; two brothers, Merle and Leon Stocker of Wardsboro, Vt. 'Funeral services! will 'be htfld Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Ward (Funeral Home. .Pine street, Seymour, with burial in Pinesbridge Cemetery, Beacon Falls. Tue Rev. L. A. Harper, minister of the United Church, Beacon Falls, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening- from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 o'clock. —It's picnic and outing time. Can "Bill" OldnkoWBki, nt the City Package Store. Tel. 4898 li>r yonr n««dn in tieer unit <>th«r rvlteiiliniiiDtH. A\n\ '•"«r coolers.—AtlT. provided. After all ipassengera to be received are safely aboard said bus and all discharged passengers are safely off the traveled portion of the highway, such operator shall remove said 'Stop' sign from view and signal the operators oC stopped motor vehicles' to proceed. "(d) Any school bus may, in place of such stop aign, ibe equipped with an automatic flashing' os 1 blinker sto>p Hgtot approved by the motor vehicle commissioner. "(e) All motor vehicles, other than school touses, when used for the transportation of school children to and from .school or school activities for compensation, shall (Continued on Page Three) Masonic Legionnaires To Visit Shepherd Lodge Tues Night The Masonic Legionnaires of Connecticut will visit Shepherd Lodge, No, 78. A. F. .4 A. M. at the regrulai: communication to t>c held Tuesday evening, Oct. 4. at 7:30 j). m>. The Master Mason Degree will be conferred immediately after th.e business meeting. ' The degree team of the Masonic Legionnaires numbering about 30, i is very well known in Masonic circles all over the state and will occupy all the offices of the .lodge, and will have full charge of the work of the Msister Mason Degree. Refreshments will be served in the banquet hall between the first and second sections of the degree. All Master Masons are invited to greet tliesr visitor.* and witness the colorful' and excellent work for which this groulp i.s so well noted. Town Office Holders Face Test Monday Quiet Campaign As Republicans Fail To Name Candidate For 1st Selectman; Polls To Open From 6 To 6 "Beacon Falls Correspondent's Phone 674S Nearly 1.200 Beacon Falls residents will be eligible to take part in the town's first biennial election Monday, according: to figures compiled by Ruth M. Carroll, (R> and Mary C. Worrell (D), rejjisl trars of voters. Up to noon today there were 1180 voters, an increase of more than 30 over last year's total. This afternoon from 1 to 3 o'clock the board of selectmen and registrars wili sit to administer the oath to those whose rights have matured since Sept. 17 when the last regular session was held. Quiet campaigns have been carried out by both parties. The Republican Town Committee, in letters to voters, promises that when elected it will publish an annual report which will be simplified and understandable by all of the people of Beacon Falls." The letter also gives a brief character sketch of the principal candidates and asks that voters cast iheir ballots for a "straight Republican ticket," The Democrats pledge "good government," "businesslike administration" and "sound economy" in the pledge to voters. First Selectman Frank Semplenski will be unopposed for the top town post since the GOP has failed to name a candidate for that post. ... . Vote 6 to 6 Both parties point out that most of their candidates are young men and most of them are veterans of World War II. Both are also being offered transportation to the polls which are to be in the town hall. Balloting, by paper ballots will start at 6 o'clock Monday morning and continue until 6 .Vclock in the evening. Political Bally Tomorrow afternoon and evening the Democratic Town Committed •vill entertain residents at "a real old fashioned political rally" in the White Eagle hall. The affair will feature dancing and refreshments and the public ( s invited, accordng: to Town Chairman Walter Muroff. Music will l>e provided by the Stardust Rangers. Ail Democratic candidates will be at the affair to meet residents and discuss administrative views. GOP Installs Beacon Falls Republicans last night were urged to join state Republicans "to organize and fight to return Connecticut to the people if the- state" by Charles Kelly, New Canaan, assistant chairman of the State GOP Central Committee at a political gathering in the Community club. Kelly charges that the state ia being taken from the people under 'he administration of Governor Chester A. Bowles, (D). who the GOP claims is bringing "outsiders" >nto high posts in the state government. 'Continued on Page Three) You Should Know Andrew F. Nolan, Policy Maker For Steel Workers A member of the International Wage and Policy Committee of the United Steelworkers of America, CIO, a group in whose hands rests the fortunes of more than 1,000,000 workers in one of America's most important industries, An- .drew F. Nolan, of 175 Cherry street, is a man whom you should know. For the past several weeks the 27.0-man committee, comprised of representatives of locals from all over the United States and Canada, has been engaged in negotiations with the giant steel corporations, seeking to gain added benefits for workers. Government mediators offered a substitute plan for the requested wage increases, whereby a company-financed pension plan would be put into effect. Union officials agreed but company officials declined, offering instead a 10-cent pension package lor all its workers, with the condition that steelworkers pay part of the cost. This has been turned down _by the union. Three times before the union postponed a walkout, but the'V made it clear in rejecting U. S. Steel's, last offer there would be no more delays line. ' Mr. NolaT feels that he and other members o: the committee have been as fair with the steel operators as possible. He, and the committee as a whole, feels that the questions of employes' pensions and social insurance are a vital and necessary thing for all workers in the industry, and should be noncontributory on the part of the em- ployes. Steelworkers are ready to abide by any decisions made by their policy making • committee. They showed their faith in the men's integrity by naming them to their positions in popular elections and arc willing to allow the committee's decisions to shape their destinies. Naugatuck has sent forth many men, who, as statesmen and soldiers, iiave taken an active part in determining the country's future. Although his is not the type of position which commands the individual publicity and acclaim awarded to others, Mr. Nolan is a very definite part of the intricate machinery which makes the United States the greatest nation on earth. A native of Naugatuck, Andy, as (Continued on Page Three)

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