Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 4, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
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Today *s Ch uck le Service Man: "What 1 * wron/t with your tires? Motorist: "The air is beginning to show through." VOL. LXIV, NO. 232 muttmk Wr.ATIIKR Vnrlntiln clniidlncSH with sinni* Hiinnhine IhJn jtj'ti-rnoon. Toni;<ht, mostly cloudy wilii ni'r;ihion:il ruin, Lowest temperature about 55. Tomorrow, little variation in temperature, with the hi^'h between 65 and 70, "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 54; 3 a. m., 51; 6 a. m., 49; 9 a. m., 64; noon, 72. ESTABLISHED 1885 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Pren 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENT* Beacon Falls Democrats Win; Semplenski Leads Party Pollution Conference Tomorrow Borough May Be Ordered To Start Building Plant Four borough officials,' members of the Naugatuck Chamber ot Commerce and other interested persons will be in Ansonia tomorrow afternoon attending a hearing of the State Water Commission, which will ask the borough to show cause why it should not be ordered to eliminate pollution of the Naugatuck River. The same question will be asked of the cities of Ansonia, She) ton and Derby. The borough officers to attend are Warden Harry L. Carter, Borough Clerk Charles F. Daly, Borough Atty. Joseph E. Talbot and Borough Engineer Charles D. Curtis. J. Scott Brown will attend as a representative of the Industrial committee of ihe chamber. It is expected that following the hearing, at a near future date, the borough will be ordered to construct a sewage disposal plant to ~o-!lp correct the pollution problem in the river. Mrs. Austin Heads Seat Sale Unit Mrs. Clarence S. Austin, of 386 Hillside avenue, has been named chairman of the annual Tuberculosis Seal sale in Naugatuck, it was announced today by Roger S. Makepeace, president of the Tuberculosis League of Waterbury. The borough's tuberculosis control program was consolidated with that of the Waterbury League last week. Mrs. Austin has appointed a committee to assist in the local drive. The group will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at Mrs. Austin's home. Board To Receive Complaint Letter From Merchants Although Warden Harry L. Carter has indicated that any subject that might be brought before tonight's October board of warden and burgesses meeting "might be controversial", he stated no .-peci- fic issue. A letter from ihe retail division of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce will be read at the session. The communication results from the last meeting of the division, at which time it "went on record asking that local merchants be given an opportunity to bid on merchandise being-,, purchased by the borough for borough use. An out-of-town newspaper quotes a burgess, who asked to remain anonymous until the meeting, as saying that he intends to reprimand businessmen "who are moaning about the way 'the borough purchases material." The warden has said that there will be no appointment of a cap*ain in the fire department at tonight's meeting, and has stated many times that the police department is functioning satisfactorily •without the appointment of another regular patrolman. Successful Beacon Falls Candidates Martino Pleads Innocent To Army Desertion Charge New York, Oct. 4—(UP)—A former \Vaicrbury. Conn., soldier pleaded Innocent today to court- martial charges tuat he deserted the Army in France for five years of double-life love. Anthony V. Martino has claimed that he wa-.? stricken with amnesia in 19944 and <lidn't recover his memory until earlier this year when he found himself married to two women—one in Waterbury and another in New York." JIartino's lawyer told the military court that it should drop the charges, (hat Martino had been listed as deitd under the missing person; act of congress and that the court had no jurisdiction. The court overruled this motion. The prosecution said it intended to show that Martino was a frontline deserter. ri-V,^ R'.Vt a ^. d olltln B «""«• can "Bill" OldakowKki. a« (h« Cltj jPaek- agr Storf. Tvl. 4g»£ for your nppfls in nrrr and ot»»r rrlreslimiTUS. Als\ •••fr coolers.—Adr. EDWARD 3. SMITH (D) Defeated Wilfred A. Swan, G10 to 343 for second selectman. RICHARD ZOLLO (D) Defeated William F. Mariano B28 to 326 for tax collector. FRANCIS X. DOIRON (D) Defeated James Reilly, 615 to 343 for town clerk. f Union City Child Has Poliomyelitis Lines Hill St. Youngster Is Positive Case An east-side Union City child js described' as a "positive" polio case today at Waterbury Hospital 'jjolation department. The youngster was admitted last Friday as a polio suspect. Hospital authorities declined to revaal the youngster's name, but gave the residence as Lines Hill street. This is Naugatuck's second polio case this summer ,the first toeing .Nancy Smoy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smey, Maple terrace. The Union City youngster Is "doing well,'' hospital officials said today. Election Results Office First Selectman Candidates x Frank Semplenski (D) Vote Majority 6 SO 313 317 Second Selectman Town Clerk x Edward J. Smith (D) G10 x Wilfred A. Swan (R). 343 267 (Third Selectman) x Francis X. Doiron (D) ' James W. Reilly (R) 615 343 272 Town Treasurer x Chester Mrozlnski (D) Joseph Saras!n (R) 599 356 243 Deposit Fund Agent x Chester Mrozinski (D) Joseph Sarasln (R) 593 358 !35 Tax Collector x Richard Zollo (D) William F. Mariano (R) 628 326 302 Board of Assessors x Ernest T. Trxaskl (D) Wilbur Archambault (R) fill 345 266 ERNEST TRZASKI (D) Defeated Wilbur Archambault nil to 345 for assessor. CHESTER MROZINSKI (D) Defeated Joseph Sarasln, 599 to 356 for treasurer. JOSEPH CZAPLJCKI (D) Defeated Edward Johnson, 595 to 387 for tax review board. Live Exhibits Feature Girl Scout Drive Today and throughout the remainder of the \veek, local shoppers will have an opportunity to see the Naugatuck Girl Scouts in action. A "live •window" showing the girls taking part in typical Snout activities has been made possible through the generosity of th-5 Carlson Furniture Co. A first aid demonstration, today's feature, is being presented by members of Troop 34 under ^hc leadership of Mrs. George Schlosser and Mrs. Donald Fowler. As ;i part of their«proficiency "badge program last year, a number of girls from this troop earned their First Aid Merit Badge. The Carlson Furniture Co. will be thr scene of similar demonstration? each afternoon this \veipk from 3:30 p. m. until 5 o'clock, A crafts program is planned for tomorrow. On Thursday, camping will be the theme, and on Friday, community seryice will be featured. This is just another way the Girl Scouts are saying: "Come Along With Us and Support the Naugatuck Girl Scout Drive". Housing Authority To Confer Tonight With Applicants First interviews of prospective tenants of Naugawam Village will be conducted tonight by the Naugatuck Housing Authority in session at the welfare office of the Town Hall. Chairman T. Rex Behr- mrin announced today. Notification has been mailed to about 20 applicants for each night this week, and notices will he mailed to others for appointments every night next week except Wednesday. Any of the more than 180 applicants not receii'inR a notice hy next week is requested to notify the board. The applications have been filed for the 40 houses now being constructed in Naugawam Village with state guaranteed bonds. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Robert Tucker, 02 Cherry street, is a surgical patient at St. llary's Hospital. James DeCarlo, New Haven road, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. John Kissane, 660 High street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. —OiTc that yonng-iirr plenty ol Grcnt Oak Farm's porloctly pasteurized milk proonc?* and liottleil (in the Inrm. ra'! -Vniignturk 5018 lor delivery—4.'- BULLETINS (By United Press) REYNOLDS TO PITCH New York—The New York Yankees announce they will use right-hander Allic Reynolds in the opening game of the World Series tomorrow against Brooklyn. Manager Hurt Shotton still refuses to say who will start for the Dodgers. Shotton says "I'll name him just before game time." HURRICANE Houston, Texas—A small but savage hurricane caused an estimated two-million-dollars damage in Texas today. The tropical storm hit the gulf const at Freeport, TCXP.S, with 100-mile-an-hour winds, hut began to lose its force •is it moved inland, hitting Galveston, Houston ana many smaller communities. oO« EARTHQUAKE New York—An earthquake de- -ribed as "fairly sharp" has been recorded at Fordham university in New York. The quake is believed to have occurred about 4,300 miles south of New York city. • oOo TUCKErt TItIAI> Chicago —The would-ho auto maker, Preston Tucker, Jr., went on trial in federal court in Chicago today, along with seven associates, on mail fraud and conspiracy charges. The charges crew out of the 28-million-dollar financing of a rear-enginn automobile that never got into production. oOo "FINE" CONDITION Ann Ail>or, Mich.—Hospital authorities at Ann Arlxir, Michigan report that Senator Arthur VanI •tenners; is In "fine 11 condition ?fter having half a lung removed in a lengthy operation. A late hos- Dital bulletin describes the Michigan Republican's recovery from the operation as "normal and satisfactory." -— -oOo STRK1CT SHOOTINGS ^raguc—Witnesses say three men were killed and several others injured in a scrics of strRet shootings in the Czech capital Saturday night. A pclico official confirmed that there had been gunplay but said it was nothing very important." Some of the gunmen were reported to be wearing- uniforms. • oOo GROUNDWORK Washington—The groundwork for a new rffort tn settln the coa! ar/i. stert strikes i B believed to have been laid at conferences between federal mediators and Presidential Assistant John Steelman. Some government action, perhaps from the White House itself, is expected by the end of the week. —Comn anil son t!i« next look in ours. The l»r>0 StuilobaKcr Is now nn disnliu nt Vrlekson Motors 12» Hiitnier Av«.- AilT. f AnsoniaEditor Ojeda Council Guest Speaker Charles F. Flynn, editor of the Ansonia Sentinel, will be the guest speaker jit the Communion Breakfast of the Knights of Columbus, Sunday, according to an announcement by Ralph Hoy, chairman of the Catholic Activities Committee of the local council. The corporate Communion the first of a series of four that will take place during the coming yca.r at. (ho varinu.s churches, will bo held at St. Michael's Church, Bea- rnn Fall;--, during the K o'clock Mass, with tht; breakfast to be served by the Ladies Guiid of the church immediately afterwards. Mr. Flynn, a native of Oxford and a graduate of Holy Cross, is a newspaperman of long experience, and is expected to bring to his listeners an interesting recount of his years of work in that field. A modest and unassuming man, he likes to be referred to as a "small-town" editor despite the fact that his editorials are read in a large percentage of four towns, Ansonia, Derby, Shelton and Seymour. Arranging the details of the Communion and breakfast are cochairmen Conlcth Kiernan and i Edward Boa, with Edward Brennan, Charles Slankiewicz, Chester Stankiewic7. and Chris Owens making up the rest of the committee. The affair will be the first of three events with which the local council will mark the discovery of Amerira by their patron, Christopher Columbus. On Tuesday evening, a half-hour radio broadcast, including a dramatic sketch and speakers will be heard over Station WATR, with an all-local cast, and the Knights of Columbus and their friends will join in a semiformal ball at the Faloon Hall on Saturday evening, Oct. 15, to conclude the week-long commemoration. Marry S, Davis Heads Magicians Harry S. Davis, local magician, was elected president of the New Haven Magic society at its first annual meeting held recently in New Haven. Mr. Davis has been an ardent follower of the mystic art for a number of years, and has gained a wide reputation throughout the borough and state for his magical performances . Currier NHS Senior President Roger Currier, son of Mrs. Isabelle Currier, 100 Meadow street, was elected president of the senior class at Naugatuck High school 'n an election held today, according to Acting Principal Raymond K. Foley. Currier was president of his class as a junior last year. He Avas a member of last year's varsity basketball team. John Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady, of 52 Walnut street, was elected vice-president of the class. He ia a member of the school football team and is the leading freestyler with the swimming team. Other officers elected were: Doris Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and 1 Mrs, Charles Mitchell, of 32 South Circle, Beacon Falls, secretary; Robert Rabtoy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Rabtoy, 82 Pleasant avenue, treasurer; and Robert Traificanti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Traficanti, 137 Hill street, student representative. Births TOWER—St. Mary's Hospital. Oct. 2, a daughter, Judith Ann, -to Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Tower, 92 Damson Lane. Mrs. Tower is the former Eleanor Daniels. Special Session Of Legislature To Cost $4,500 Per Day Hartford,- Oct., 4—dUP)—Th;c two special legislative sessions which are scheduled to be held this 'HYon-th will be costly propositions for Connecticut taxpayers. Ficcal experts at the capitol estimate that the sessions will cost $4,000 a day. The biggest expense is the 10- cents-a-mi!e which is Ipaid to the lawmakers to cover their traveling expenses. This runs as high as $15 daily for some members, and total about $3,000 a day. Another $1,000 15 expected to be spent each day for printing, and *500 is ear-marked for other costs. The session which convenes tomorrow to modify the. State Housing Act is expected to wind up in short order, possibly in one day But the OIIP later in the month to consider state aid /or achool building undoubtedly will last much longer. Jorgensen Suggests Medical, Dental Schools At UConn Hartford, Oct. 4—(UP)—Establishment of medical and dental schools at the University of Connecticut is proposed by the institution's president, Dr. Albert N. Jorgensen. *.. The president says in his annual report to the governor that a medical building would cost approximately $4,000,000 and a dental laboratory about $800,000. The two schools would need a total of about $700,000 a year to operate. They probably would be located in Hartford, where the university already has schools of law, insurance and social work. Jorgensen recommends, however, that the schools not be launched until other projects under way are completed. These include providing additional living and classroom facilities for the 5100 students on •the main campus at Storrs, more than double the pre-war enrollment. The president reports that another 3,600 students are being accommodated at the university's branches in Hartford, Waterbury, New London and New Haven. The report states that it is unlikely that the enrollment will ever be less,, despite a decline in the number of veterans studying under the G-I bill. Tax Review Board x Joseph Czapltckl (D) Edward Johnson (R) 595 367 228 Board of Education x James M. Rourke (D) Thomas Walker (R) 59B 344 Z46 Board of Finance x Casimer Pilkewich (D) Frank E. Bronson (R) 580 368 x John S. Sullma (D) ^ 212 Grand Jurors 594 x David W. Thompson (B) 354 x Frank DelVecchio (D) B84 x Frederick Morgan (R) x Bronlslaus Karaban (D) 583 x Harry Ferguson (R) Constables x Joseph B. Mfcnlllo (D) 398 x Russell Sherry (R) x Victor Mlzeski (D) 582 x Austin T. Ford. Tr. (R) x Walter A. Muroff (D) 582 x Leon K. Campbell (R) x Raymond Jones (D) 317 . John .1. Qulnn (R) 359 354 35O 362 366 344 Registrars of Voters x Denotes Elected x Mary C. Worrell x Rath M. Carroll 590 351 Mannweiler Wins In Seymour; Democrats Victors In Cities Results of elections held yesterday in 131 towns and three cities have pleased leaders of both the Democratic and Republican per- ties. In the voting, the Democrats carried seven Republican towns and the Republicans won in five Democratic towns, giving the Democrats a two-town edge. Switching to Democrat were Windsor, New Hartford, East Hartford, Salem, Rocky Hill, Newtown and Spfague. Changing from Democrat to Republican were Tolland, South Windsor, Danbury, East Haddam and Sharon. Two major surprises were recorded in the elections. The 314- year-old town of Windsor went Democratic for the first time in history. In Litchfield, Howard Bissell, denied the GOP nomination for reelection for a second term as first selectman, polled 977 write- in ballots to beat the party's candidate by 366 votes and the Democratic candidate by 559 votes. Bissell's many supporters have carried out a vigorous campaign in his behalf since the party caucus where he was ousted' by a vote of 185-182 by Karl Webster. The Democratic candidate was Thomas D. Williams. Btssell is serving as an "independent" according to a ruling by Atty. General William L. Hadden's office. The board of selectmen consist of three Republicans,' a Democrat and Bissell as an independent v oter. Democrats In Beacon Falls, Torrington, Thom- Rston, Winsted and New Milford gave .Democratic candidates for *op offices 'greater majorities this year than they did last year or two years ago. In Bristol, Democratic Mayor James Casey was reelected to a second term, defeating Charles Anderson, (R). Essex, the hometown of Governor Chester A. Bowles, remained Republican by a margin of only 24 votes. At Lyme/ Douglas J. Bonnet, executive secretary to the governor, was defeated by a margin of about four-to-one for a post on the board of education. A.t Old Lyme, E. Lea Marsh, Jr.. former^ speaker of the House of Representatives, was the only Republican to be defeated. He sought office as town clerk. • Seymour GOP In Seymour it was the same old story. Harry F. Mannweiler was reelected to serve his 10th term as first selectman by defeating Joseph O'Rourke, former Naugatuck ••esident, by a majority of 1,000 The entire GOP slate was reelected in -he down-valley town which Mannweiler has controlled for the past eight years. At the other end of the valley, First Selectman Eugene Torrence W f<.l reelected in Thomaston, along with the entire Democratic slate Torrence, who has already served two straight terms, defeated Henry L». Hutchmson 1,440 to 812 Winsted In Winchester, which includes the city of Winsted, Mayor P. Francis Hicks was reelected by polling the largest number of votes for selectman. He was elected mayor two years ago when the town wjsnt Democratic for the first time in 25 years. The town of Norfolk remained Democratic with all candidates of that party elected in a record vote. Another record vote was cast in New Milford, where John H. Adams was reelected first selectman, with most of the town offices going to Republicans. Harwinton remained Republican with Joseph Tripaldi (R) elected over Stephan Dunn -<D) by a 318-245 vote. Trl- paldl succeeds the veteran first selectman Chauncey L. Hutchings who retired this year. Roxbury Republicans reelected Allen S. Hurlbut for his 25th term as first selectman and Norman Hurlbut (R) was reelected for his 39th town clerk. A heavy GOP majority was recorded in Morris, where Harry C. Weik'(R) was elected^, first selectman by a 240-125 vote over Paul Hirsch. In Barkhamsted two men were elected constables although they had only three votes between them. Two write-ins went to L. H. Roberts, Jr., and W. H. Wright had one. Cheshire Stays GOP Birdsey Norton (R) was reelected first selectman in a light vote in Cheshire. Others elected to the board were George H. Davidson (R) and Raynjond Drouin (D). Leo Pickett was again reelected in Washington, Conn.. A Republican, he was unopposed. Another big upset in yesterday's voting was noted aft. Newtown, where A. Fenn Dickinson (D) defeated Walter I. Glover (R) by a vote of 1,007 to 899. Torrington Torrington saw Fred P. Daley (D) elected in a smashing victory in which he polled a 1,388 majority over. John B. Maylott for the largest majority ever given a candidate for mayor in the town. Daley received 6,948 and Maylott 5,550 The entire Democratic slate was elected. In Plymouth, Joseph Kasper (D) was elected first selectman by only 42 votes. Republicans won the other two seats on the board of selectmen. The New London City Counc.. has electee a Republican mayor for a. two year term. Fred Ben venuti edged out Councilmai James A. May (R) by a vote of four to three. Mlddlebury 1949 total vote 1041. Democrat!,, 230, Republican 511, Split 278, Rejected 25; 1948 total vote 793, Dem ocratic 175, Republican 472, Spli 128, Rejected 18. Assessor: Clarence G. Johnsoi (D) 275. xWillis M. Tate (R) 732. Board of Tax Review: John Was serback (D) 269; xEdward Hanson (R) 731. Selectmen: Walter L. Angle (D 805; xMelville W. Skiff (R) 70S xFrancis Lynch (D) 424; xArthu Baldwin (R) 578. Treasurer: xWilliam Fromm (D) 269; xWilliam Fromm (R) 730 Clerk: xCarlos E. Hill (D) 271 xCarlos E. Hill (R) 733. Tax Collector: Nancy M. Riley (D) 270; xBernice C. Stevens (R) 730. Grand Jurors: xAlbert L. Burrell (D) 273; xGeorge Lynch (R) 730; xHenry J. Quigley (D) 281; xDon- ald W. Henry (R) 722; xWilliam Coddington (D) 273; xRaymond S George (R) 717. Constables: xWilliam P. Johnson (D) 310; xWalter F. Fogelmann (R) 708; xChristopher Riley (D) 323; xGordon Knolton (R) 701; xHarold F. Tucker (D) 291; xFred- rick Pope (R) 708; xCharle Squires (R) 735. Registrar of Voters: xRichard J. Finley (D) 278; xRaymond F Messenger (R) 724. (Continued on Page Eight) 317 Majority Given First Selectman Democrats 548, Republicans 313 On Vote Count; 935 Ballots, 1,181 Eligible; Smith Tops Swan By 610 To 343 Beacon Falls The Democratic party chalked up its fourth straight victory in Beacon Falls last night, with aii of its candidates elected or reelected. .First Selectman Frank Scmpu'.n- ski ran ahead cf his ticket again FRANK W. SEMPLENSKI (D) First Selectman yesterday, taking 630 votes although he was unopposed by a Republican. In the party vote, the Democr:i'.s took 548 votes to top the republican's 313 by a 235 majority. All but two of the 10 major office holders elected by the Democrats had a majority of 235, or more, o%'er their Republican opponents. The Democratic victory was announced shortly after 8 o'clock by Chief Moderator William Lee. A final count of the paper ballots was. not completed , until after 9 o'clock. Democrats themselves seemed surprised that they had piled up such a big lead over the Re-publicans. About three-fourths cf the town's eligible voters went to the polls in the first biennial election in hif.oiy. A total of 935 voles were cast. 17 of them void. A total of 1181 were eligible to vote yesterday. 40 more than the 1141 total last year. The total cast WILFRED A. SWAN (R) Third Selectman last year was 993. or eifrht :nore than yesterday's- Oho total. Twenty- one were void last yr-ar. rom- pared to 37 yesterday. The Republican party vote dropped 12 vot<-s from 355 last year to 313. At Uif same time ihe Democratic party vote increased 57 votes, from 491 last year to 548 this year. Mr. Semplenski. running the GOP and not an or-ponent. piled up the greatest majority of 317 votes. The GOP polled 313 compared to Scmplenski\s 630. His total vote was the 'highen cast ; n the- election. Frank E. Bronson. GOP candidate for the board of fjn.oncn n s'x year term, had the highest Hnp-jh- lican total of 368. He lost to Democrat Casimer Pilkewich who had a total of 580. Edward J. Smith, second selectman, was reelected by a majority of 267 over Wilfred A. Swan fR) Smith received 610 with 343 votes ing to Swan. Mr. Swan will (Continued on Page Eight)

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