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Today's Chuckle WASHINGTON E'KFINITIONS: A Professor is • man whose job it is to tell students how to solve the problem of life which he himself has tried to avoid by becoming a professor. —Base Facts. aujjatmk Ha tin WKATIIEU Clearing and sunny this nf tor- noon, mild. Cooirr Umitfht with intM'eafsing r.-loudinPHH foHawed by rain tomorrow evening. 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" Temperature Report Midnight 07; 3 a. m. G7; 0 a. m. 63; 9 a. m. 05; Noon 76. VOL. LXIV, NO. 233 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENT* Attend Mother And Daughter Supper Shown above is a group of the more than 10* attending the mother and daughter pot-luck supper ol Kennedy Circle. Daughters of Isibella last evening in the Knights of Columbus rooms. Members of the circle attended the supper with their own daughters, or the (laughter of a member. After the supper, a program of entertainment was presented by women of the circle. Arrangements \vcre in charge of a committee headed by Mrs. Conleth Kiernan. (Story on Page 8.) 50 Building Permits Given For $198,950 Construction 18 One-Family Houses Valued At $137,200 Construction in the borough took an upward swing last month as Euildjng Inspector Paul Ross issued 50 permits for construction valued at $198,950. In his monthly report accepted last night by the Board of 'Warden and Burgesses, the building inspector listed new construction of 18 one-family houses valued at $137500 and 14 garages at $16,000. Alterations were made to four houses and three -.garages, an'} miscellaneous building included alterations to a barn, two clubhouses and addition, one gasoline station one cellar two coops one shed and one trailer shelter. The itemized report is as follows: Fred J. Miller 76 Gorman street garage $500; Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Healy. Culver street, eight rooms S13.000; A. L,. Kalas. New Haven road, addition. $900: N>irris Follett. Grove street, garage addition $400: Charles Wasoka. S Cotton Hollow, garage. $1.200; Mrs. Stella Bobinski. 18 Goodyear avenue, two rooms addition. $1,000. Erickson Schofield. Hillcrest avenue, five rooms. $10.000: Al Thnm- as. New Haven road, garage, SI.500: Polish-American Club. Bridge street, edition. $22.000; W. J. Megin, Inc.. Warren avenue, four rooms $7,000; Naugatuck Fuel Co., Church streot. gasoline station, $150; Russell Mollica. Willow Lane, garage. $750: ^Christoforo Columbo Club. South Main street, clubhouse. $16.000: Fred Sutor. Johnson street four rooms, $6.500. • "Spec' Shea Building Norris Follett. Grove street, addition, $900; David Hyde, Allerton road, six room?. $9.000: A. Henry Weisnnan. ."hadduck road, alterations. $1.500; Frank Shea. Johnson street, six rooms. $9.000; Mrs. Hen- rv Lonian. Pearl road, five rooms $7.500; John Malgari, Malgar: court, five rooms, $10,000; John Malgari. Malgari court, five rooms and garage. $10.500. Benedict Pranulis,- Clark road, garage and work ship, $2,000; 'Continued on Page Five) Yanks Vote "Spec" Shea Full Share Frank "Spec" Shea, New York Yankees' pitcher, will draw a .full share of the Ya'nkees' World Series take, it was learned today. "Spec", who is not eligible to compete In the World Series, was voted the ihare at a meeting: of the. team. The Naugatuck. Nugget won two games for the Yankees when they topped the 1947 World Series from 'he Dodgers in seven games. He- ilso started the seventh game of '.he series, after only one day nf rest, but was forced to retire early ; n the game in favor of Joe Page, who ultimately received credit for the win. That year "Spec" won 14 games ind lost only five for the New Yorkers. He was sidelined during most of the month of August be- lause of a sore arm but returned in time to help pitch the club. 10 the pennant. He also received credit for the American League's triumph ^n the annual All-Star pame. Last year "Spec" got off to a bad start, hindered by more f.han his share of bad luck. He finally hit his stride in mid-August and won five games in a row before injuring his shoulder when he fell away f rom an inside pitch at Boston. He finished the season with a ^record it nine w'ins and 10 losses. Hampered all this season by thp shoulder and- neck injury, "Spec" ".ould never regain his 1947 form. He made only three starts for the Yanks and couldn't last beyond the sixth. His main trouble was wildness. His pitches seemed to be just missing the corners and when he nut them over, (he batters gave them a ride. His one win this year came in n inn-inning relief npcaranee ngainst 'ho Boston Rorl Sox oarly in ;.he vcar. He lost his one game in a starting role and after two other 'Continued on Page Six) AFL Disavows Designs On ClO-Organized Boroughites Secrecy Shrouds ' Campaign: Letters Received Here' Although .^orrery seems to shroud the mail rampaijm of the American Federation of Labor being conducted in the borough, a spokesman for the UTiion said today that letters are r^n^ mailed to only those in industT^es and business '.not now organised." In the loners »•-. which permission for tho AFL, to act as bargaining agent is sought, the AFL lists three phone numbers in Waterbury where additional information may be received. Tho News called or.o of those numbers today and snoke with a man who identified himself only as an. "official of the union." He stated that the campaigm is being conducted here to secure bargaining rights of those workers not —Come and see tli* npxt Inofc in ears. Tfer l»;e Stnilpfeakrr Is now on disnla; •I Frlfkson Motor*, 1S9 nqhhcr ATe.- iffilinted with the FL, the CIO or othnr union. The number called, 4-5633, Is list- Ad ir. tho Waterbury directory as b(Vjng that of James Galullo, 293 Congress avonue, an AFL organizer. According tc the officia*. the AFL has no intention of seeking to act as bargaining agent for Naugatuck workers now affiliated with a union. Most of Naugatuck's major industries are served bv the CIO rubber or steel-workers union. George FoehlJhh, president of Local 45, CIO Rubber Workers, said today that checks in the footwear plant indicate that members of the CIO have not received' the AFL letters. The AFL appeal is based on th-3 slogan, "An AFL Union Today for Freedom From Fear Tomorrow." An encloesd business reply card is addressed to AFL, Post Office Box 232, Waterbury. The reply cards, if signed by the workers, gives the AFL the right to act as bargaining agent for the individual. BULLETINS (By United Press) NEWCOMBE TO PITCH New York—Manager Burt Shotton of the Brooklyn Dodgers has picked rookie right-hander Don Newcombe to pitch the opening game of the World Series with the | New York Yankees, Another rierht-hander Allie Reynolds, will pitch for the Yankees this afternoon. spy Washington—A member of the House Un-American Activities Committee says a Russian agent knew everything that was going on at a key American atom bomb laboratory in 1944. The lawmaker, who doesn't want his name used, says his statement is based dh testimony of former A-bomb research worker. oOo SPENDING CUTS Washington—It's reported in Washington that Defense Secretary LoulF Johnson has toH Congress the Navy Is in for new cuts in spending but that it's offensive ,powef| is not threatened. Johnson g'Jve his views on the controversial issue at a closed Senate committee meeting. oOo HINT AT TREATY Berlin—The Russians hinted to day that they plan to sign a peace treaty with a new German government to be established in their occupation zone. And they also indicated that they will withdraw all occupation troops. oOo AMBASSADOR Moscow—Russia announced today that it was sending its former ambassador to the Chinese Nationalists to head the first Soviet embassy in the new Red people's republic. He is Nikolai Roschin. a veteran diplomat of tho Rusiiin Corps. FREIGHTERS Canton — Spokesmen for the Chinese Nationalists say the two American freighters seized off Shanghai would not be released until they dump their multi-mil- Uon-dollar cargoes. The ships must also surrender all Chinese passengers under the Nationalist terms. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Mary Brandicn, 15 Francis street, IH a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. T. Rex Behrman, 4 Glenbrook Garden apartments, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. James Mikalchus, 3, son of Patrolman and Mrs. John Mlkalchus, 106 Spring .street, Is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. The condition of this year's first Union City polio victim is. report- 1 ed as "the same" at Waterbury Hospital today. The child is reported to be out of danger by hospital authorities. Births HODIO—St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 5, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hodib, New Haven road. Mrs. Hodio is the former Beverly Trestrail. —It's pirnta and outing time Call "BUI" Olflnkowski, at the city Pack- ago Store. Td. 4898 d.r j-oiir iipurts in litK-r and othor ritlrrHhmentfi. A'fn, '•"or coolers,—Adr, Block Dance Attended By Over 1,200 Wislocki Thanks All Who Aided In Fine Program Between 1,200 and 1,500 Nauga- luck residents of all ages turned out last nifiht for a night of fun find dancing at the Exchange Club block dance in the U. S. Rubber Co. Church street parking lot. Rained out when originally scheduled last week, the dance last night was staged only a for/ hours before today's rain started. With ^:he parking lot open only to dancers and others attending, cars were parked in all parts of the downtown district, with Salem school playground occupied by 'about 30 cars. Cliff (DoolitUe) Warren, radio and recording singing star, made a hit with the teen-age group with his original songs and other popular cowboy tunes. Older, folks found enjoyment in listening to the harmony of the Salem Village Quartet, composed of Thomas Chiawell. Henry M. Bagley, John Curtin and John Ricciardi. Edward T. McGrath of the U. S. Rubber Co. and Clayton Dethlefson, co-chairman of the dance arrangements, were toastmasters for the evening. Felix Zembruski and his band, under the AFM recording fund for music in the community, played for square and popular dances. E.ay Hotchldss called the square sets. During the program, gifts given by members of the Exchange Club were presented at 20 minute intervals. Charles Federonis was presented a table model radio. Oth- Commander (Continued on Page Six) Mrs. Grace Grumman. Former Study Club President, Succumbs Mrs. Grace Isabel (McCormlck) Grumman. 80, of 8 Rockwell avenue, widow of Elmero E. Grumman, died last night after a long illness. A native of New Haven, she was born Nov. 23, 1868, the daughter of the late Edward William and Grace (Watson) McCormiek. She had been a resident of Naugatuck for many years and was a member of the Congregational Church and was a past president of the Women's Study Club. Mrs. Grumman is survived by three daughters, Mildred C., Grace A. and Jean M. C. Grumman, and several nieces and nephews. . Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, with the Rev. Willard S. Soper, minister of the Naugatuck Congregational church officiating. Friends are asked to please omit flowers and there will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. George Dowling Fractures Arm George Dowling, 4, son of Mr, and Mrs. George Dowling, 38 Highland avenue, fractured both bones of the right forearm when he fell from a barrel at his homr; yesterday, according to officials at Watnrbury Hospital. He was admitted to thr hospital thilJ morning for treatment. FKANK ZDBOWSKI, 41 Washington street, was recently elected commander of Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans, succeeding Casimer Posila. Mr. Zdrow- nkl served for five years In the U. S. Army in World War II and spent three years In Africa, France, Italy and Germany with the 344th Engineers Regiment. A native of Ansonia, he has been a resident of Naugatuck and a member ol Gold Star Post for the past three years. Mrs. Zdrowski Is the former Mary Kirdzik of Naugatuck. Battery Co. Sold; Martus Consultant The Waterbury Battery Co., of which Martin L. Martus, 529 Hillside avenue, has been president nince 1921, has been sold to a group of Hartford men for a; reported orice of more than $300,000. The firm, which was founded in 1898, employs nearly 100 persons. Mr. Martus will remain with the company in a managerial and consultant position. Sfe aaid that the new owners" have" assumed control and will continue the present sales and management policies. The firm was founded by the late Charles B. Schoenmehl. Mr. Martus has been associated with the firm since 1906. With the founder he engineered the automatic railroad signal battery, a principal product of the company, and used by most of the nation's leading railroads in the maintenance of automatic train control. The concern also produces a line of automobile storage batteries and a smaller battery known as the Tele- cell, which was first used by.Adm Richard Byrd in his flight to the South Pole. Principals in the group of new owners are William J. Gab, former East Hartford manufacturer, who will succeed Mr. Martus as president; Charles W. Deeds, former cresident of the Chandler & Evans Corp., of Meriden and also a former president of Pratt ^Whit Machine Tool Co., of Hartford; and William Shew, Hartford attorney. Thomas Sheehan Suffers Eye Injury Thomas Sheehan, 16 T o 11 e s square, wsn admitted to Water- tenbury Hospital today with an injury to his eye sustained Sept. 23 n.t the Naugatuck Chemical Co Hospital authorities say he was admitted for treatment of the injury t'jiis morning. Dead Waterbury "Hero" Gets 10 Years Labor For Desertion Martino Found Guilty On Charge In Court Martial New York, Oct. 5— (UP)—A former Waterbury soldier — Anthony V. Martino—was'found guilty of desertion today and son- icncecl oy a military court to 10 years at hard labor. IMartino Claimed that he was stricken with amnelsia in France m 1944 and was unaware of his identity until earlier this year. Then, he said, he discovered he had acquired two wives and families. .ticfusmg to enter a plea in his general court martial trial on a charge of desertion 1 , Martino,, heard testimony yesterday by a witness who claimed he was with him when he left the Army in t ranee in 1944 and another man who saw him in an Oakville bar in 1945. Martino gave himself up last spring in New York, 'but contends he was suffering a loss of memory. He was believed to have been killed in action in Europe during the war. His wife and two children live in Waterbury and his girl friend "Dotty" Kelly, formerly of York since 1945. They .have a child Watretoury. lived' with him in New living in New York. At the trial yesterday at Fort Jay, Governor's Island, Martino hea.rd Charles Cos well of Lynn, Maas., testify that he was with Martino in Harvllle, France when the Watcrburian deserted on Oct. 5, 1944. He said the two hitchhiked to Cherbouj'g where they arranged to stow-away "on a U. S. bound ship. Caswell Baid he left Martino when the latter attempted to telephone his wife in Waterbury. Peter B. Ricci, 71 Wood street, Waterbury, an Oakville bartender, toM the court yesterday that he met Martino in an Oakville bar several days after May 8. 1945. Martino, dishonorably discharged from the Army, is eligible for five appeals from the military court sentence—two reviews in the New York Army area, and three in Washington. Retail, Industrial Units Of Chamber Of Commerce Rapped By Burgess Rado Feeley Appointed Member Of Naugatuck Fire Dept Unanimous Vote Per Supernumerary Officer, Volunteer Thomas Feeley, a supernumerary patrolman of the police department and a volunteer fireman, was unanimous'^- '<riven the appointment of a regular paid member of the fire dep'jrtment last night at a meeting of the Board of Warden and Burgesses. He was designated as a driver after the seven votes were counted and the motion carried. ' There was'no mention of an appointment of a. captain for the fire department, or the naming of a regular patrolman to the police department. With Mr. Feeley's appointment to the fire department, a vacancy is created on the supernumerary police roster. Requests for street lights on Cherry street extension, off Curtiss street near Linden Park, Lines Hill court, Orchard, street, Fairview avenue, the path in the rear of Salem School, Hillcrast avenue and the transfer of a light on Winslow court, were referred to the street light committee. The board voted to pay James McNamee of North Hoadley street $4.40 for two rabbits weighing 11 pounds, which were killed by an unknown, dog. The payment was recommended by Dog Warden Joseph Hanley. Water Mains The Naugatuck Water Co. was granted permission to. install water mains on the following: streets: Warren road,!,. : 50 .feet;- Forest street, 140 feet; Homestead avenue, 90 feet; Brooks.ide avenue, 1,274 feet; North Circie, 213 feet; South circle, 213 feet; Field street, 1,100 feet; Clark road, 88 feet. The work will be under the supervision of the bdrough engineer. An application for appointment (Continued on Page Six) Deaths GBUMMAN — Mrs. Grace Isabe.l (McCormiek), 80, of 8 Rockwell avenue, Naugatuck, in this borough, Oct. 4, 1949. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours and friends are asked to please omit flowers. Beacon Falls To Act On Audit Report Beacon Falls (Correspondent's Phone, 6743) Only routine business matters will come before the annual town meeting in Beacon Falls next Monday night at 8 o'clock in the town hall, according to the call sent out by the Board of Seletmen. ' Voters will act upon the acceptance of the annual audit report, recently completed by the office of the state tax commissioner, now being! prepared tor distribution to voters. Town reports will be given, along with reports of street lighting work. Action will be taken on the application of William Gruber for the acceptance of "Gruber's road. Officials report that the road, leading to three new homes and six recently sold lots, has been built to specifications required by the town. These call for a 40-foot right of way, with a 22-foot road and the other 18 feet for shoulders and gutters. In addition the road must be laid on an 18-inch rolled • gravel base. Top dressing is applied by the town. Paper Drive Scoutmaster Raymond Jones of Troop 1 announced, today that members of the troop will conduct a paper drive in all parts of the town Saturday, starting-at noon. All Boy Scouts of the troop are asked to meet at O'Connell's Drug Store at noon. A town truck will be used in the canvass, Mr. Jones said. He asks that residents tie their 'paper in bundles and leave them in front of their homes Warden Requests Details Of Retail Division Protest On Purchases; Says Board To Decide On Type Sewage Plant To Be Installed The Retail and Industrial Committees of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce received a verbal lashing last night by t Second Ward Democratic Burgess William Rado WILLIAM RADO Burgess HURRICANE New Orleans—A vicious hurricane is pounding itself to death \n northwest Louisiana today. The storm is in the vicinity of Shreve- oort, moving slowly toward Arkansas. It started in the gulf, ripping through Texas first, killing • wo (persons and causing eight Tnillion-dollars in property damage. as he spoke at a meeting of the board of warden and burgesses in the town hall court room. Concerning the Retail Division, he said that the board has been criticized in the way it does its buying. He said that in bis opinion the board* "is doing a good job and if the merchants aren't satisfied, why don't they run for office?" In berating the Industrial Committee in its statement concerning the construction of a sewage disposal plant in the borough, he said, "I don't see why the plant I must meet with that, committee's [approval. They say they are large j taxpayers, but they don't mention that they get large wages. The small taxpayer pays as much in proportion. Again I say if they aren't satisfied, why don't they run for office." Warden Harry L. Carter in reference to the matter of the groups running for office said, "That's a good suggestion." But, he added that any decision as to the building of a sewage treatment plant in the (Continued on Page Six). Naugatuck High School Senior Class Of ficers —Oive that youngster plenty ol Great Onk Farm's perfectly jmntenrlsjcil milk nrodnccfl »mt honied on tho Inrm. C»'.< Nnngatui* 5049 lor dellrery,— A'", Officers of the Naugatuck High school senior class, who were named at an election yesterday, are shown above. ROGER CURRIER, president of his class as a junior last ye:ir, was elected to hrad the c\as« again (his year. Pictured above, left to right, first row, are: PRESIDENT CURIUEB, don of Mrs Isabelle Currier, 190 Meadow street; DORIS MITCHELL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mitchell, 32 South Circle, Beacon Falls, secretary; and JOHN BRADY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady, 52 Walnut street, vice-president. Second row, left to right: ROBERT RABTOY, son of Mr. and Mrs Arthur J Rabtoy, 02 Pleasant uvcnue, treasurer; and ROBERT TRAFICANTI, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Traficanti, 137 Hill street, student representative.

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