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Today's Chuckle An extremely pretty girl wag •tandlnK on a corner waiting for a bun. An extremely »hlny convertible drew up beside her. "I'm going west," mid the leer- Ing young man at the wheel. "Delighftul," the charmer returned, "bring me back an orange." ^aurutturk Haifa "Dedicated To Community Public Service" THE WEATHER Sunny and pleasant today. Cloudy tonight and not so cool. Cloudy tomorrow with occasional rain and little temperature change. Temiicraluro Report Midnight 50; 3 a. m. 46; 6 a. m. 44; 9 a.m. C9; Noon 78. VOL. LXTV, NO. 234 ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 12 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENT* Lower Valley Cities Oppose Sewage Plant Order Past Year Savings Show Big Increase August Deposits $219,000 More Than In 1948 Savings deposits dropped slightly in Naugatuck during August cozrjpared to July, but are considerably higher than in August. 1948, according to the monthly business survey of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce. Deposits this August ' totalled J15.17S.018 for a drop of 558,924 from Juiy and an increase of $219,073 over the last August total of $15,017,869. The total in July of this year was $15,236,942. Postal receipts have shown a sharp increase this August compared to July of this year and August 1948. Receipts this August, amounted to $14.726 for a $4,181 increase over the July total of $9.876. Telephones Twenty-eight new telephone .services were installed in August to bring the total in use to 6,725. This is an increase of 288 over the August, 1948 total of 6,437. August parking meter receipts amounted to' $407 for a $102 increase over July but dropped $49 from the Augnst, 1948 total of $456. Gas consumption dropped in August. The 9,292,900 total in cubic feet was 634,200 less than the July total of 9,927,100 and 56,200 less than the August, 1948 total of 9,349,100. Consumption of electricity increased in August over both this July and last Aujruat. The August total, in Kilowatt hours was 1,833,228 ,an Increase of 35,808 over the July total of 1,797,419 and 233,085 more than the August. 1948 total of 1.600,343. Six building- permits, with a total valuation of $46,000 were issued during the month. Twelve new water services were installed and 34 real estate transactions were recorded- Warden Supports Girl Scout Campaign RUDOLPH H SWANSON, chairman, receives WARDEN HARRY L. CARTER'S contribution to the 1949 Girl Scout financial drive. Interested spectators are, left to right, GAIL ANDERSON, Troop 34, LINDA ROEMER, Troop 22, and CAROL ANDERSON, Troop 34. Community Club Arranges Halloween, Yule Programs Educator's Request To Start Stamford College Is Rejected Hartford, Oct. 6—(UP)—The application of a Stamford educator an, for a license to establish a nonprofit college in his home town has been rejected by the state board of education. The board ruled that Dr. Boone D. Tillett had not shown that the proposed college had sufficient financial backing, faculty and housing facilities. It was also reported that there is not enough community support to warrant a license. Dr. Tillett is former dean of th<s College of Business Administration of the University of Bridgeport. Carter Lauds Girl Scout Program Chairman Rudolph H. Swanson today received Warden Harry L. Carter's-'contribution to the .Naugatuck 1949 Girl Scout Financial Drive. •'Today with so many adverse Lnfluenes confounding the youth of the-"wor)d, it is fortunate that we 'n Naugatuck have such groups as the Girl Scouts to help direct their 3nergies in constructive hannels", Mie Warden stated. ''Learning to be good homemak- »rs and responsible citizens of community, state and country, by participating in ativities that are fun is well as haracter building, is the Girl Scout program—and one 'hat has my enthusiastic support", the Warden continued. "It is my sincere wish", he went on, "that all civic-minded residents ,. I of Naugatuck support the current n Girl Scout Financial Drive in order that the future citizens of the borough may be as grateful tc Naugatuck for its help as our town is proud of them. The Girl Scouts have proved their community spirit on innumerable occasions, in a thousand different ways. I, for one am extremely grateful to the Nau- jjatuck Girl Scouts and equally proud of them". Members Outline Activities For Winter Season Beacon Falls (Correspondent's Phone, 6743) Initial plans for an "open house" at the Beacon Falls Community Club later this month, -were made MRS. ANNE KARABAN (Secretary) Architects Named For State Projects Hartford, Oct. 5— (UP)—Architects have been chosen for six state construction jobs costing ;?ome four-million dollars. The projects were authorized by the 1949 legislature. Philip M. Sunderland of Danbury was appointed architect for a million dollar classroom building and gymnasium at Danbury State Teachers college. Plans for an occupational therapy building in Middletown will be drawn by at the Connecticut State hospital Sebastian J. Passanesi, a local architect. The project will cost $300.000. Other projects, and the archi tects are, .personnel r^>artment building at the Connecticut State hospital. „Russell F. Hills of Hartford; modernization of cafeteria at Norwich State hospital, Grieshaber and Neilan of New London; power plant at the Connecticut State hospital. Fletcher Thompson, Inc. of Bridgeport and a new laundry at the Norwich State hospital, Curtin and McGuire of New- London. Mass. Man Sentenced In Hartford Theft Hartford, Oct. 6—(UP)—A 47- year-old Worcester, Massachusetts man has: been sentenced to prison for a term of three to eight years. James E. Freeman was found guilty uy a superior court •jury in Hartford of breaking into i Hartford tailor shop and stealing merchandise valued at nearly $2,000. Raymond Smith of Hartford, who was involved in the same crime, has pleaded guilty. He will be sentenced today. Smith said at yesterday's trial that Freeman threatened to "get" him if he testified. A third man involved in the theft is a fugi- Mve, the state's attorney's office reported. VISITORS Two high ranking British Navy officers will be in New London October 20 and 21. Admiral G. Grantham, flag officer and Capi lain W. J. Woods, director of torpedo and anti-submarine warfare will be quests at the submarine -base. at a meeting of the club last night in the home on Church street. Mrs. Anne Karaban, secretary, 1 reported today that a new heating unit will be installed in the club within the next 10 days, with the celebration to follow soon after. The club has been without a heating plant since moving to its new location several months ago. The club also planned last night for the annual Halloween party for Beacon Falls children. The event will be staged at the club under the joint sponsorship of the Fire Department, Post 25, American Legion, and the Qommunity Club. Date of the party will be announced. Also discussed last night w_ere plans for a huge Christmas party for youngsters of the town to be held in the club during the Yuletide season. Letters giving parents further information on the Halloween and Christmas parties will be mailed soon, Mrs. Karaban said, j The club is also, arranging to have the hall open afternoons from | t to 6 o'clock for games and sports events for school children. This program will go into effect after the heating plant is installed. - Pastoral Transfers Announced By Bishop Hartford. Oct. 6—(UP)—Bishop Henry J. O'Brien announces the appointment of the Rev. Daniel F. Donahue as assistant pastor of the Church of St. Anthony at Litchfield. He replaces the Rev. John J. Fenton who is being transferred to the Church of St Maurice at New Britain, as assistant pastor. > Adv. Hospital Bulletins Claude Mallory, 143 Maple street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Peter Purkoski. 28 Anderson street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Mrs. Alex Zonas, 182 Prospect street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Mrs. George Grenier, 56 Hotchkiss street, is a medical patient at (St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. —Come and see tiie next look In ears. Sunday School Picnic Plans for the annual fall picnic for children of the Sunday School Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 on the - United Church grounds were completed last night at a. meeting of the teaching- staff, with Supt. Harry Lobdell presiding-. "If it should rain, the picnic will be held in the church basement. Children needing- transportation may call the Rev. L. A. Harper, Jr., minister, at 6087. The committee in charge of the picnic includes Mrs. Philip Kepler, Mrs. I.udwiR- Oeracke, Mr. and Mrs. John Ferguson, members ot the teaching btaff, Miss Mildred Wilcox, Mrs. Miller Smith, Mrs. James Pagrcck, Miss Margaret Clark, Miss Mildred Simpson, Mrs. Harold Simpson, Ralph Tucker, Mrs. 'Hari'y Ferjruson, and Mr. Lobdell. BULLETINS (By United Press) READY TO ADJOURN Hartford—Senate and House today approved a hill making necessary technical correction* in the $95,000,000 Housing; Act and prepared to adjourn theli special session. CAMPAIGN St. Paul—Top official of the A-F-of-L plan what they call "the greatest (political campaign' in history" to defeat eight Republican senators. They ar« Taft of Ohio, Donnell of Missouri, Capehart of Indiana, Miliikin of Colorado, Hickenlooper of Iowa., Wiley of Wisconsin, Young ot North Dakota and Gurney o» South Dakota. —-000 BUS CRASH Rocky Mjjunt, N. C.—State police report five children were killed today when a school bus was wrecked 16 miles east of Rooky Mount. North Carolina. About 15 children were hurt. —ooo— SINGS AID BILL Washington — President Truman has- signed the $1,333,000,000 military Aid Bill. OOO : CONDEM ACT Washington—The United States, has charged Russia with violating standards of international decency by jailing two American students for two months after they wandered into the Soviet zone of Germany. The note said the Russians did not consider the Imprisoned boys to be criminals or spies. MEETING Washington—The State Department says that United States diplomats from all Soviet satellite nations in eastern Europe will meet in Londbn late this imon'th for an extraordinary conference on the- cold war. SUSPENDED Washington—The Navy has suspended Captain John Cronunelln from duty and restricted him to his home for distributing confidential Navy letters attacking unification of the armed services. oOo— PREDICTS DEFEAT Washington—Democratic Senate Leader Scott Lucas predicts defeat for a high price support amendment to the long range farm bill. Lucas says the administration will get enough votes to keep price supports low in the measure. oOo PLANE CRASH Mt. Mitchell, N. C.—Two men have reported they heard a plane crash on the fog-bound slopes of Mt. Mitchell, N. C. The men say they heard the crash yesterday, some two hours after a miss- Ing C-47 with nine aboard, left Washington for a flight to Mobile, Alabama. .' END STRIKE Milwaukee—C-I-O gas workers have agreed''; to end their strike that cut off gas supplies to Milwaukee housewives. The union says it would end its walkout on the basis of a tentative agreement on pay raises and pensions Halloween Parade Set October 31 Kiley Chairman Of Legion Post Committee Commander Charles Clark announced today the annual children's Halloween Parade and costume contest will be held Oct. 31, Halloween Night, according to plans made at last night's meeting of the post in Legion Memorial Home More than 1,000 borcugh young- ] sters are expected to take part in the parade which will start at Presto's store, Maple and Water streets. The parade route will be south on Water street to Rubber avenue and north on Church street to the Tuttle Lawn. At the lawn, candy will be given all of the children and costumes will be judged, with prizes to be awarded the winners. The list of judges for the contest is to be announced laiter. Arrangements for the celebration are in charge of Michael Kiley, chairman; Prank Castagna and Burton Noble. Commander Clark also reports that the post television set is being used by many members who visit the post home afternoons to watch the World Series baseball games. The set has been moved into a larger room to accommodate the largo number of interested members. Carter Asks Delay Beyond Operation Date Suggested By Water Commission Head Borough Eligible To Float New $785,000 Bond Issue State's Attorney's Office Asked To Investigate Ballots Glastonbury, Oct. 8~(UPX—The ate's attorney's "office has been sked to investigate the use of bsentee ballots in last Monday's lastonbury town election. The request was made by Repub- an Town Committee Chairman dward V. D. Schoelzel. Schoelzel says that fraud was re- ealed when a voter was told that fi absentee ballot had been cast his name. The handwriting on he ballot was different, election fficials said. Schoelzel explains that one vote >eant a lot because there was a e in the contest for tax collector, ecessitating a tun-off election this onday. Student Assembly nf ormed Of Free X-Ray Program Dr. Samuel Atkins, of Waterbury, was the main speaker at an assembly of Freshmen and Junior students today in the Naugatuck High (Continued on Page Six) Borrowing Capacity Now $1,615,997; Debt, $830,000 Naugatuck can float additional )ond issues to more than $785,000 before it reaches the limit of -its present borrowing capacity. Ap- >rova! of the General Assembly would be required, however. On March 31 this year, the borough's borrowing capacity was set at $1,815,997.75, and Its bonded indebtedness as $830,000. Although t has been termed unwise for the jorough to Sorrow to its limit, it can, if it so desires, seek author- Nation to float an additional $785,997.75 in bond issues'before reach- ng the capacity. At present Naugatuck's refund- ng bond's indebtedness stands at 60,000; trunk line sewer bonds, >70,000, and. public building bonds at S100.000. The refunding bonds were issued June 1, 1923, at an interest ate of four per cent. There was i60,000 outstanding in this issue on April 1 this year, with the annual payment totalling $12,000. The sewer bonds were issued Sept. 1, 1931, at four'and a half per cent interest. There is $70,000 outstanding in thin issue, with the annual requireiSent Tjeing $5,000. The public building bonds, which were floated to'finance the current school building program, were issued Dec. 1 last ydar at an interest rate of two and one-fourth per cent. The annual payment on this issue is set at $85,000, with the bonds to mature in 1969. The refunding bonds will mature in 1954, and the sewer bonds in 1961. CKairman MRS. CLARENCE S. AUSTIN, chairman of the . Tuberculosis Christmas Seal campaign in Nau- iratuck announced today that plans for this year's drive were discussed at an organizational meeting of the, borough committee yesterday afternoon at her home. The local group met with Tuberculosis Society representatives from Hartford and Waterbury. Also at the meeting: was Albert Eggelton, chairman of the Borough Agrees Plant Essential, Argues 1951 Completion Date Bars Legislative Action To Approve Bond Issuance; Carter Requests 1953 Operation Date; Ansonia, Shelton, Derby Flatly Opposed; Claim No Funds 'By DOROTHY M. BEAN) Recommendation that the State Water Commission order the borough to complete construction and placfi in operation on or before April 1, 1951, an inverted syphon and sewage treatment plant, wan made yesterday afternoon by Rihard Martin, director of the commission, at a public hearing on elimination of Naugatuck River pollution. The meeting was held in the Ansonia City Hall and attended by representatives of Naugatuck, Ansonia, Shelton and Derby. A similar recommendation was made for the three lower Nauge- tcku Volley cities, which opposed the matter on the basis that the cost is too great and other itema, such as schools, housing, park; and playgrounds, are more necessary to the welfare of the cities. Although Warden Harry L Carter pointed out the large expense involved in constructing a plant - hc dld no < ated with the Naugatuck campaign. chool auditorium. Dr. Atkins spoke on the free hest X-ray program, sponsored by he Red Cross, which will be of- ered to the students Oct. 18. A ilm, "Lease on Life," dealing with uberculosls, was also shown, as was a chest X-ray plate. Mrs. Thelma Andersen, executive secretary of the Naugatuck Red 'ross Chapter attended and spoke briefly. Also attending was Mrs. Heath, of the public health education division of the Waterbury anti-Tuberculosis League. Ann Elise Erlckson was chairman of the assembly and introduced the speakers. Miss Catherine A. Brooks, school nurse, was advisor in charge. Community Club To Be Organized In Union City Flams for a Union City Community Club will be discussed at a meeting of a. group of interested residents of that area tomor- •ow evening at 7:30 o'clock in the >asement of St. Mary's Church. Those interested in such an organization in Union City are invited to attend. At the meeting; plans will be discu);sed for several projects now under consideration for that area. Arrangements will also be made for another meeting at which time officers are to be elected. Toscanninni Concert Tickets Sold-Out Ridgefield, Conn., Oct. 6—(UP) — All tickets, including qUite a few at $50 apiece ,have been sold for tomorrow night's concert by Arturo Toscanninni and part of the N-B-C Symphony orchestra. Interest in the concert is high since it's only the third time in his life that the maestro has pre sented a benefit performance in a small town. He is giving his ser vices free for the benefit of thi Ridgefield Public library and th< Ridgefield Boys' club. Two years ago Toscanninni pre sented another benefit at Ridge field, and raised $11,000. Five Candidates For Boston Mayor's Post Boston. Oct. 6—(UP)—Now there are only .five.official candidates for mayor of Boston. The city election commission says that this is the number who submitted sufficient valid signatures on their nomination papers. Four other would-be candidates failed to make the grade. The five names on the ballot will be Mayor James Curley, former temporary Mayor John Hynes. Governor's Councilor Patrick Sonny McDonough, real estate man George Oakes and Progressive party candidate Walter O'Brien, Jr. Separate Trials Granted Two Charged With July Murder Bridgeport, Oct. 6—(UP)—Two former convicts have pleaded innocent in Superior Court to indictments charging them with the murder of a' Greenwich night watchman last July. The pleas were entered by Frank C. Smith of Darien, and George F. Lowden, of Stamford. They are accused of killing 68-year-old Grover S. Hart during an attempt to' 'rob the Indian River Yacht. Club at Greenwich the night of July 23. » Smith and Lowden elected trial | by jury. Judge Edward J. Quinlan assigned Lowden's trial for Oct. 18. Smith will be brought to trial at some later date. * Smith's lawyer, former Governor James C. Shannon asked for separate trials on grounds that Lowden's testimony might be antagonistic toward hia client. Lowden has blamed Smith for the actual shooting. State's Atty. Lorin W. Willis and Public Defender Charles R. Covert —who is representing Lowden—-had no objections to the separate trials. Births FAZZINO—St. Mary's Hospital. Oct. 3, a daughter, Joanne, to Mr. and Mm Frank .P. Fazzino. Hig-h street. Mrs. Fazzino is the former Loretta Montarulo. RESUME: TALKS Pittsburgh — Leaders of *thc CIO Electrical Workers, armed with i; strike vote, resumo contract talks today with Westing- hotise Electric Corporation In Pittsburgh. 'The union officials have authority to. call SB. strike, if the company turns down union I demands. commencing and completing con- trution be revised to afford the "Sorough an opportunity to increase ts bond issue for the project. Recommendation Mr. Martin said, ''I recommend hat the commission make in order requiring the borough of Naugatuck: 1. On or before February 1950, to advertise for bids for the construction .of an inverted syphon and a sewage treatment plant and appurtenances in accordance with plans approved by the state agencies. 2. On or before Acril 1. 1950. to start construction of these facilities. 3. On or befora April 1, 1951, to complete the construction of these facilities and place them in operation". Asia Delay Warden Carter in reviewing the local situation snid, "Your recommended date of Peb. 1,1950, for advertising for bids must be revised as the legislature dors not next meet until 1951. We feel that the date should be set as not earlier than Aug. 1. 1951." He continued: "Start of construction date should be revised tc not earlier than March 1, 1952 Completion to July 1, 1953." Borough Not Opimged ..Borough Atty. Joseph E. Tmlbot went on record saying thtt Naugatuck's officials are not opposed to the construction of a sewage disposal plant. He stated that the borough already has spent considerable amount of money on the proposed plant, and that the underground sewer system has been finished. He said. "We are asking for more time. In the 1945 session of the General Assembly the borough was authorized to float a $200,000 bond issue for the plant- Now we are faced with an additional $200,000 or $250,000 to build a plant. We desire to obtain per(Continued on Page Bix) Mrs. Moore Answers Riddle, Wins Gas Stove, Radio, Etc. CURTTN —St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 3, a daughter, Polly Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Curtin, Andrew avenue. Mrs. Curtin is the former Louise Hill. HANNEGAN DIES St. Louis—Former > Postmaster- General Robert Hanneean died* of a heart attack at his home In St. Louis today. He was 4ft- years-old. —fiive that youngster plenty ol G-rent Oak Farm's perfectly paNtenrlzed allk, produced and bottled on the larm. C»'.' -Suuitutuck £04* lor ilellivr; —A<"* — It's plcnta and outing time. Call "Bill" OldakowDkl. »t Hie City Package Store. Tel. 48» lor yiiur needtt in i>e»r *nd other retreahmentB. eoul«n.— AdT. SOLDBERG—St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, today, a son to Mr. and -Mrs. Alfred Soldberg, 210 Cherry street. Mrs. Soldberg is the former Mabel Blue. Aim SAN ANGELO —Waterbury Hospital, Oct. 6, a second son, to Mr. and Mrs. Michael San Angelo, 139 Lewis street. Mrs. SanAngelo is the former Deana Noragong. Their other son is John William SanAngelo. There was excitement anlenty at the James Moore residence, SI Pleasant avenue, mid-morning today, when the telephone rang, .ind it was the operator for a well- known radio show calling from New York. Mrs. Moore, who was named "Homemaker of the Day" on" the Betty Crocker radio nroeram, *as asked the "Griddle Riddle". Although she usually listens to the broadcast, she says this week she had been too busy to listen, and when given the riddle, she made a "wild guess" and hit the proverbial "jack pot". Here's what she receives for deciphering the riddle: A gas range, set of crystal, radio, power lawn mower, Venetian blinds and a dinette set. Lets see if you could have given the ripht answer, "Bread", when asked this riddle: Something to eat or drink: I'm a food that is famed through history, yet my origin is a mystery. From pole to pole from sea to sea each country makes their version of me. I'm strung like beads bv the Japanese. In Turkey I'm moistened with coffee or tea. You spike me with garlic. I'm nice with honey and I don't cost you a lot of monev. I'm soft, I'm hard. I'm round, I'm square. Im heavy, I'm light. Im dark and I'm light. I'm made with fish roe, corn or wheat. When fresh my fragrance is hard to beat. To make me farmer's first must thresh. I'm kept in a bag to keep me fresh.

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