Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 5, 1949 · Page 7
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Conn.TownsNeed$181 Million For New Schools In Ten Years State Department Of Education Completes Survey Connecticut towns face the prospect, of raising $181 million in the . next ten years to finance school rate in Connecticut. The birth rate, building programs. An independ-! at a low of 13 -* 1> C1 ' thousand in Total school enrollments in Connecticut ncroi'ding to the .survey report will/ incrt'iim) from a low of 244.B29 In 10-15-16 to nn estimated 370,750 by 1960, a 60 per cent increase. This increase results primarily from the rise in the birth ent survey made by the Connt-cticut State Department of Education, at the request of the Governor, reports this amount as the total expenditure required to provide prop- tion is further complicated er school facilities for the children (condition of present buildings, with 193G, rose to a peak of 23.9 per thousand in 1947 and appears likely to level off at an annual number of births of 36,000. The situa- cost of $109.125,892. The percentage of elementary and secondary school projects are approximately the same as in the preceding per| ior.l. but the estimated total for secondary schools in $22,000.000 in (•XOOK.M of elementary costs, Also involved )n the problem of financing school building construction In the fact that Borne towr,,H ruive already built new Hchools In the period followlriK this Clowe o 1 .' World Wai- II. Between July 1, 1945 and June 30, 1949, -IS! towns financed school building construction with C4 buildings involved. All but two of these were for elemen- achoors. Costs totalled $12,- in the public schools during the, next ten years. The summary of the returns made by the chairmen < prior to 1891. 58 per cent of the .schools built prior to 1921, and 20 per cent built 147,363. The Tax reports f. r o m the towns of 171 gioaal of the boards 173 local and re- of • education was Evidence of the effect, of increased enrollments and inade- given to Governor Bowles yester- quate facilities is emphasized in ! the report of overcrowded classrooms, classes on double shifts, and classes meeting in auditoriums, offices, storerooms and shower rooms. Even non-school buildings are pressed into use in 24 towns with town halls, grange halls, telephone buildings, firehouses and church basements being used for school purposes. Harold Monson, Superintendent of j For most of the towns the great- Schools, Thomaston. I <-'»t need for school construction The data in this survey were used j will come during the current bien- day. The total of $181,000,000 exceeds by some $40,000,000 the amount of $140,000,000 reported as the estimated need in the original survey of school buildings requirements made in October 1948 by a committee of the, Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents under the chairmanship of as the basis of consideration for a number of plans for school building aid introduced into the 1949 session of the General Assembly. The increase in the total is accounted for by the number of additional buildings reported by the towns as the result of further study of in- | involve elementary schools and 31 creasing school enrollments. In ad-1 srcondnry schools, dition to the estimated 3181,000,000. \ Construction reported aa needed showed a definite relationship between the financing; of the proposed school construction and the general tax situation and the hor- "»'vim( capacity of the towns. Tax Increases reported by 114 towns as necessary to amortize required school construction ranged from one-half mill to 16 mills. Eighteen towns h.'ive exceeded the regular five per cent'limitation on total indebtedness in order to finance new schools, and 23 others will have to do so if they are to finance all the school construction nocdud in 194!)1951. S!x of these cannot finance the needed school construction even with the five per cent bonding capacity available for school building purposes. 1 Of the 171 board chairmen re- i plying, 133 indicated that they considered state aid necessary for their school districts, in order to make possible projected school building programs. Thirty-one <lld not indicate their opinion on this point, and seven replied no. ondary schools. These costs would j The survey report reviews the nium. For US"' towns, construction reported as required within the current biennium reaches an estimated total of $72,000,000. Seventy per cent of this totnl is for elementary school construction, thirty for sec- Philippines To Face Money Trouble When US Aid Halts In'51 Hy KAM'H TKATSORTH (United VriiNH Stuff Manila—(UP)—American spending in the Philippines from the end of World War II through 1951 will total just a little less than two billion dollars, it is estimated. The United States embassy computes the American dollar outlay for the six-year reconstruction period In the Philippines at $022,000,000 In outright grants and relief, $1,250,000,000 for wugcs, purchases ancj miscellaneous military } expenditures, and $10,000,000 from private welfare groups. That brings the total to $1,882,000,000. The young republic admittedly faces a grace .economic problem when the present American aiil progra.m expires at the end of 1951. Financial experts of both countries have been giving a lot of thought to ways of keeping the.Philippines lolvent. when, as a leading Filipino economist put It, "the great windfall of American dollars stops." Tho problem In a nutshell Is that thin country has made Insufficient progress toward balancing Imports and exports. Secretary of Finance Plo Pedrosa said the Philippines now has, roughly, an unfavorable trade bulnnco of $250,000,000 a y«f»r. Tho main roaaons lor thlii arc the war's devastation, the slow recovery of soil Industries, the lack of industrial facilities which forces the country to buy most of its commodities abroad, and a Communist-led peasant movement which has retarded agricultural production on Lu/.pn. Remedies proposed and planned include government encouragement of expanded farm, mining and, to a limited extent, industrial programs', water power development, restoration of internal law and order, and import controls. The six-year American aid program has provided money and iechnical assistance for reconstruction of public buildings, private homes, bridges, roads, docks and public services, and for setting the republic's economic wheels in motion. NAPOATPCK NEWS (CONN.). WEDNESDAY. OCT. 5, IfMft—PAGE 7 MRs7iF.D.R. IN 'PERMANENT' SETTING WHEN It COMES to keeping abreast of events and feminine fashions, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is one person who is not to be caught napping— •ven it it dom get in her hair at times. Pictured left, th« former First Lady ii shown in October, 1834; wearing o pompadour effect (eanter) im March, 1948, and as • United Nations delegate in September, 1849, wearing bar latest coiffure, the "Mary Martin" hairdo. <f«tfcrMti«Ml) CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING IN THE NEWS BRINGS RKSCLTS the towns either have already financed or are in the process of financing another .$12,000,000 for construction completed or begun be- July 1, 1945 and June SO, tween 1949. during the'Current bicnnium does not, however, supply sufficient fa- fivc major types of state participation in the financing of building programs. It recommends that the most practical plan for Connecticut t ..c.I,.in; 10 mine muds lor charity, I'rince Bertil of Sweden (ripht) engages in a little rope hauling during a boat launching , in Stockholm. Tin- I'rince beads the. "I'ortur Corps," a croup of wealthy and prominent young men who take odd jobn and (.urn their earnings over to the poor and the sick. (International) appears to be that of having the cilities to meet the eventual need, (state share in a percentage of the Eighty-one towns report that 198 additional construction projects will i be required at a total estimated cost with a limit sc^t on the amount of the unit cost in which the state relating the percentage grant to the town's fiscal ability is noted as a desirable long range plan, the report concludes that it is not an immediate possibility in Connecti- would share. Althougn the idea ofcut. greatest offer 15 DELICIOUS FLAVORS True Fruit Black Cherry, True Fruit Black Raspberry. California Orange. Chocolate Cream, Concord Delighf, Fruity Lemon aV Lima, extra Dry Pal* ©inger Ala, Sparkling Club Soda, Real Fruit Tom Collins Mi«eV-*eal Fruit Lima Rickey, Creamy Root Beer, Old Fashioned Sanaparilla, Cream Soda, Sparkling Cola. 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