Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 12, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, October 12, 1949
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Today's Chuckle A speaker cot up mid talked for over an hour, then, said to his audience. "I'm sorry I spoke so long —you see, I haven't got a watch with me." "Yes," yelled a heckler, "but there's a calendar on the wall." —The Spotlight. £3muicttuck Haifa "Dedicated To Community Public Service" WEATHER Sunny, windy and very warm this afternoon. Partly cloudy and injld tonight, the low in the middle 80's. Tomorrow, considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers. Clear and much cooler Thursday afternoon. TEMPERATURE REPORT ..Midnight, 68; 3 a. m., CO; fi a. m.. 08; 9 u. m., 76; Noon, 85. VOL. LXIV, NO. 239 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1949 Leaaed Wire Service of the United Presi 8 PAGES PRICE VIVE GZHT* Giles Sees New Dam Safe ForSwimming Says Next Spring Should Find Pond Ready For Use Henry L. Giles, chief sanitary engineer of the State Health Department, spoke before a gathering of 30 members of the Exchange Club last evening in Hall's Restaurant. Mr. Giles stressed the fact that none of the conditions at the New Dam is beyond correction by next spring. Mr. Giles said that "most of the contamination has been eliminated since my last visit to the New Dam in 1946." He explained that the water is, except for one tributary, practically free of surface contamination and sewage. And that he could see no reason why the dam could not be a safe swimming area. In the development of the Dam as a public swimming area, Mr. Giles suggested several facilities which the Exchange Club would have to consider. Bath houses, locker rooms and toilet facilities were among the essentials and would require maintenance. He also suggested two ways to finance this maintenance. One by aid directly from the borough and the second by charging bathers a small fee for usage. Proper supervision would also be a requisite. He mentioned that possibly one male and one female b« secured for this purpose to serve at different times during the day. College swimmers home for the summer vacation would no doubt welcome this opportunity for employment. Following approval of the pool by the Exchange Club, It must also be approved by Health Officer Dr. Walter I. Baker. At this date it is not known whether the bacterial load in the New Dam water would require the installation of a chlorinating system. Should such a system be found necessary, the cost would not run into too high a figure. May 1, 1950, has been set as the latest possible date for the completion of a final cleanup of contamination running into the New Dam waters. Combined Social At the business meeting of the club it was decided that a combined social of the Rotary and Exchange Clubs would be held at a future date- Verner Gustafson extended his thanks to those who contributed to the fund sponsored by him, and the proceeds have been turned over to the Sunshine Fund of the Club. It was decided to hold a Halloween party in Beacon Valley Grange hall. The date will be announced in the near future. An essay contest, "Why I Want To Become An American," -will be open to all persons enrolled in adult education citizenship classes,: it was announced by Abe Rubin, chairman of the Americanization committee. The Exchange Club will offer a $25 savings bond to the person who submits the best essay. Mrs. Gertrude Madigan, director of adult education in the borough, will determine the rules of the essay contest. A regular meeting of the Board of Control was held at the close of the general meeting. The Rev. Matthew H. Gates, pastor of the Methodist Church was guest chaplain. Cristoforo Colombo Club To Entertain Professional People A crowd of about 500 or more is expected to visit the new quarters of tht CV:sto|oro Oilombc Society, South Main street, tonight the opening of a three-day dedication program that will reach E climax Saturday with the formal ceremonies. A buffet lunch will be served to business and professional men of Naugatuck, Waterbury, Beacon Falls and other communities, invited to tonight's opening program. A similar program will be held tomorrow night. A semi-formal dinner dance is scheduled Sat urday, according to President Patsy Labriola. •Representatives of several Italian clubs in Waterbury have already inspected the beautiful new building. One group has expressed interest in duplicating the local building in Waterbury. Fireman Feeley On Duty Monday The borough's newest fireman Thomas J. Feeley, will report for duty Monday. Mr. Feeley, an employe of the Chase; Brass and Copper Co., was named a regular fireman at the October meeting of the Board of Warden and Burgesses. —Now i» the time to have Erlrkgon Motors, lit Babbrr AT*., get ^onr car rrad; lot wiitrr with a motor tinr-op —Adt. Kansas Train Derailment Kills 6, Injures 75 This aerial view shows the wreckage of the Los Angelos-to-Chleago Rock Island passenger train after It was derailed four miles east of Mrade, Kansas, killing ut least six persons and Injuring seventy-five. A child wa» missing and four persons were in critical condition In hospitals. The speeding "Imperial" knifed into a water-filled chasm created during the night by a heavy rainstorm. (International Soundphoto) "Jaycees" Told Naugatuck Needs Public Auditorium Red Cross May Form Motor Corps Mrs. Willard B. Sbpe-r, chairman of the Volunteer Drivers of the Nauprntuck Chajpter, Red Cross, announced today that a meeting of all members will be held at the Chapter House, tomorrow at 10 a, m. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the possibility of transforming' the group into i regular lied Cross Motor Corps, which could be of greater service to the community. Anyone who is Interorted in driving for the Red f.ross is invited to come, Mrs. ?oper said. The Volunteer Drivers, \\sinf u heir o~\vn cars, have been 01 rreat assistance to the chapter, by iking patients to clinidi, doctor's •(rpointments, and hospitals when -10 other means of transportation 's available. A Motor Corps, wHich vould be a Red Cross trained iraup would have the new Red Cross .station wagon available "or its use, and. because of First Md. driving skills, and automo- ile mechanical training, service-.* low provided could ,be expanded, such as availability to work in disaster and other emergencies. Attend Meeting Five representatives of the Naugatuck Chapter, Red Cross were present at the annual meeting of 'he New Haven Chapter, Arneri"tan Red Cross, which was held it the Hotel Taft recently. Those attending were Mrs. Clarence S. Austin, chairman of the Social Welfare Aides: Mrs. Rn!!oh Fulton, *h<?irman of the knitting commit.- ee; Mrs. Charles E. Spencer 3rd. -eneral chairman of Volunteer .Service"!: Mrs. Charles P*. Andersen. Executive Secretary of the Vaugatuck Chapter, and Mrs. Tiomas P. Ineson, her assistant. The principal speaker of the Tieeting was Mils. Roger Topps. Eastern Area representative for r olunteer Services and former Executive Director of the New '-laven chapter, who was introduced *>y G. Fordon CkHpeland, New Ha•en chapter chairman. Mrs. Topps. whose topic was "Red Cro.?s in 'he Community," discussed the importance of community-minded- -iess on the part of Red Cross volunteers and leaders. Delegation To Attend Meeting In Greenwich .Naugatuok's need of a public auditorium 'was pointed out by Jack Canway, director of the "Play- makers," who was guest speaker at the monthly dinner-meeting of the Naugautck Junior Chamber of Commerce, last night in Annen- oorg's restaurant. Mr. Conway slated that the borough lacks an auditorium which is adequate for the presentation of dramatic and other civic affairs. During the business meeting several projects were discussed for the betterment of. the community. Amung them were "Good Books for Youth Project," under the chairmanship of Arthur Dayton. Jr.; and the "Voice of Democracy," for high school students with John Darby as chairman. Mario Schiaroli, chairman of the dance committee, reported progress in arranging for a suitable hall and other details. Tentative date is Dec. 3. It was voted to donate a troop flag to Boy -Scout Troop 3, Union City, which is sponsored by the local chamber. Plans were made for the local Jaycees to act as hosts to the Connecticut Jaycee Board of Directors meeting, Nov. 8. and to the Leadership Training Course "College of Knowledge," on the same night. A state board of directors meeting and a general meeting of all state committee chairmen will be held at the Pickwick Arms in Greenwich Wednesday night. Attending from the local chamber will be President Sherman Brown, Edward C. Lingenheld, Jr., State Secretary; Atty. Edward Raftery. chairman of the state committee on public education and welfare. Joseph Fitzgerald and Mr. Schiar- oli. Patrolman Hennessy Given Day Shift Patrolman James Hennessy has been assigned to the afternoon ihift in a routine transfer list announced today by Police Chief Tohn J. Gormley. Patrolman, Hennessy, now on the night shift, will work the Spring street beat from 3 p. m. to 11 p. m. Patrolman John Smith, now on 'he 3 p. m. to 11 p. m. shift will .vork from 8 p. m. to 4 a. m. And Patrolman Joseph Summa will be shifted to the 11 p, m. to 7 i. m. assignment. EXTORTION New York—Twenty-nine-year- old model Toni Hughes has been arrested in New York on charges of trying to extort money in connection with a Los Angeles vice ring that preys on movie stars and play boys. Police picked her up after word came from Los Angeles that she was wanted on the attempted extortion charge. IN HOSPITAL Boston—It's reported that Dorothy Thompson, tho newspaper columnist ,ls hospitalized at Boston. The writer is reported "fairly comfortable" though the nature of her illness has not been disclosed. Downward Trend In Jobless Benefit Claims Continues The number of jobless claimants for unemployment benefits in Connecticut dropped to 47,628 during the week of Oct. 3-8 from -19.367 for the previous week, continuing a ten weeks downward trend from tlit> mid-July 11 year peak of 08,286. Initial claims rose to 6,760 as compared to 4.092 for the preceding week. The rise in initial claims was due to the start' of a new benefit year on Oct. 3 for those claimants who started to file from October-December. 1948. There were 1,488 World War IT veterans filing under the curtailed GI law as compared with 5,714 a year ago.. Exhaustions under the Connecticut law for the week numbered an estimated 1,750. Since January, exhaustions have totaled 38,900. Because of the flexible benefit year, and a recent change extending durations by four weeks, some claimants have exhausted benefits twice in 1949. Lack of work layoffs were reported in the following industries: Footlockers 250, auto bodies 80 during reorganization, brass and brass goods 80, elastic goods 80, part time, woolens 55, electric products 45 weekon weekoff, garment 35 and 45 for two part time weeks, hats 25 and tools 20. Rehiring was noted as follows: Bearings 165. silverware 125, electric appliances 80, timepieces 65 after labor dispute, hardware 35 and typewriters 35. Births ADAM'SKI—•Waiterbury Hospital, Oct. 6, a daughter and first child, Victoria, to Mr. and Mn?. Victor Adamski, Lines Hill. Mrs. Adaimski is the former Mary Zapatka. BULLETINS (By United Press) NEAP CANTON Canton—Chinese Communist forces have swept within 35 miles of the temporary Nationalist capital of Canton while government troops reportedly beat a huge retreat. Transport planes are flying all remaining officials in the city to safer havens on the Island of Formosa. SUFPORTS REDS Berlin—The prime minister of tho new Bust German State soys RiiHKiH was virtually forced to form the new Communist government because c,1f n Jiorioiw threat of war. Otto Grotewohl 'culled for the unification of Ger- nirnv and staunch loyalty to the Soviet Union. oOo NO DEAL Lake Success—Russia's appeal for the UN to take a survey of atomic weapons appears to be doomed to an early '-death. Ambassador Warren Austin of the United States said it Is just another attempt to fool the public. DENIAL New York—Cardinal Spellman denies charges that he gave Cardinal Mindszenty money for » revolution in Hungary. The charges wer« made by Ukranlan For «lgn Minister MamiHsky and Spel!man says they arc "char- uete.riHtlc of the follower of Bee/.Iebul»". oOo HITS BLITZ Washington—Admiral William "Bull" Halsey has denounced the atomic blitz theory of air warfare. The .wartime Pacific fleet admiral told the House Armed Services Committee that the B-36 bomber is good mostly for stopping bullets. And he added that blitz bombing of cities would only strengthen the patriotism of the enemy. oOo DP BILL Washington—The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent the displaced persons bill to tho Senate floor. The committee voted to send the measure to the floor, seven-to-thret, without recbm- mmilutlons cither for it or aeuinst it. The House already has approved the measure, which would Incre'se the number of DP's admitted to this country from 205,000 In two years to 339,000 In three years. oOo—- WANT MORE Detroit — CIO United Auto Workers are demanding that Chrysler pay bigger pensions than the $10IJ-a-month plan granted by Ford. A union source says Chrysler should pay more because Chrysler has fewer old employes than Ford and the firm would not have to pension off as many workers immediately. oOo SWORN IN Washington—Sherman Minton was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice today in « White Hous« ceremony attended by most high Washington officials and a lot of friends from his home state of Indiana. Chief Justice Fred Vln- son administered the double oath of office while President Truman stood by the side of the former Indiana Senator. 18 KILLED Buenos' Aires—Eighteen persons have been killed and 66 injured in- a train crash in a fashionable section of Buenos Aires. An electric train packed with hom»-bound theater-goers and other passengers crashed into a freight train. Y Council Renominates Tom Dillon Club To Elect Slate At Next Session, Oct. 25 Thomas J. Dillon was renomlnat- !d for the office of president of :he Naugatuck "XMCA Industrial Council at the regular semi-month- Beacon Falls To Receive Community Ambulance In Louis Buckmiller's Name Child Killed By Freak Windstorm THOMAS DILLON ly meeting yesterday in the Y cafeteria. Mr. Dillon was first'named to the post in 1947, to fill the un- expired term of Ronald Jones, who resigned. He was reelected last year. Otto H. Jensen was nominated as vice-president. Other officers nominated were: William Swanson, treasurer; and Harold McDermott, secretary. Election of officers will be held at the next meeting, Tues-1 day, Oct. 25. Mr. Swanson was re- I nominated. i The nominating committee con-1 sisted by Mr. Jensen, Charles i Ludolph and Anthony Maz. ! The constitution and by-laws of the Council were. reyiaed_to-permit the entry to membership of more local concerns, Mr. Dillon announced. He said that public utilities will now be eligible to, and invited to become members. It was also announced that a volleyball tournament among member concerns will start next Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the YMCA. Plans for a rifle league were discussed and the budget committee submitted a budget, similar to that of last year. Tragedy struck without warning at a Chicago elementary school when a huge tree, blown down by high winds, crashed Into the school yard, killing Darlene Krlpner (inset), 7, and-seriously Injuring Dale Ann Gbodwln, Darlene's companion. Here, Jack Berg points to spot where the little girls were strutk by the tree. (International Soundphoto) Rodenbach To Be Honored By Republicans At Testimonial Kelley Heads New Union City Club MISSING Prague—An American Embassy spokesman says he is preparing a note asking the Czech government about the missing former State Department employe,. Noel Field. The Unitarian Service worker disappeared last May when he hurriedly left Prague for Bratislava. —Heuthj children rlrlnk plenty ol Great Oak Farni'H puHtenriznd milk. Cull Naiiftatuck i04». Start delivery today.— Adv, Delay In Building W. H. Vets Hospital Rapped By Patterson Rep. James T. Patterson today accused the Veterans Administration and the Army Engineer Corps of "bungling and incompetency" in delays experienced in starting construction of the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven. Speaking in the House today, the Naugatuck member asserted: "There has been perhaps no greater exhibition of bungling and incompetency than that in connection with the construction of the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut. Not only has there been a record of inefficiency on the part of i.he Veterans Administration, but the Army Engineer Corps as well. "With hospital space at a premium for sick and disabled veterans, there was authorized In 1945 the construction of a 500-bed hospital at West Haven. A series of unprecedented delays has occurred over the past four years, and there is no prospect of their subsiding. "Continued prodding: early this years resulted in the Veterans Administration assuring that the ad- j vertisement of bids would take place on October 11, 1949. Not even this date has been adhered to as the advertisement is now scheduled for November 14, with the opening scheduled for January 4, 1950. Under this revised timetable construction will not be completed until the fall of 1951. In view of the past performances I am skeptical as to adherence to this schedule. "I am unabie to comprehend that the magnitude of the proposed hospital required over three years of architectural planning. There is no doubt that the fault lies with all parties concerned, and that Connecticut veterans are the last to be considered by the agency created to administer the benefits provided by Congress." Hospital Bulletins The DePinho children, Aurelio, 2, Kathleen, 3, and Arminda, 4 are tonsillectomy patients at St. Mary's I Hospital. ] Mrs. John Lokitcs 15 Park place IH a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. The newly-formed Union City Community Club, last night elected Richard Kelley, Woodbine street, as it first president and announced that weekly meetings will be held on Friday nights in the basement of St. Mary's church. Other officers elected were: Vice- president, Stanley Bandurski; secretary, Mrs. John Phillips; and treasurer, John Corcoran. About 40 attended the meeting. An active campaign for membership will be undertaken, with members to contact friends and acquaintances. Mrs. Antone SoMsa, 143 Cherry street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Vandals Continue Work In Naugatuck; NHS Door Smeared A person or persons unknown painted a large, "THS" on the third floor or west door of Naugatuck Hieh school last nitrht. it was ported today by Police Captain Anthony Malone. Malone said that a call wns received at the station at 9:20 o'clock last piprht from n person who refused to give a name, stating that a suspicious-acting truck •was in the vicinity of the school. A inatrolman was sent to the scene and the painting was discovered. A "THS" was also painted on the wall of the stairs leading from Hillside to- Fairvjew avenue, across from tho West entrance. The caller furnished police wi'th a license number which was chnclted and found to be incorrect. Police were checking into the matter further today, but as yet no further information has been uncovered and no arrests made. Raymond K. Foley, acting principal, said today that the paint was removed last night by Ja'meR McCann, schools janitor. Police protection at the school for the rest of the night was asked by Mr. Foley. Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden stated today that the painting was "an un- fortunote and regrettable occur- ance." He ndded that doing damage to buildings "can only lead us into a great deal of trouble." The act of vandalism is only one of many which have occurred in the borough within recent weeks. No arrests as result of any of the acts have been reported. THE ILK Boston —A sea-going chateau Is paying Its first post-war visit to Boston today. The 43,000 ton liner lie de France will sail for Europe tomorrow with 700 passengers. Dinner Arranged November 9 For Former Chairman Former Republican Town Committee Chairman Charles P. Rodenbach will be honored at a testimonial dinner to be held at the Salem Lutheran parish hall on Wednesday, November 9, at 6 o'clock. Joseph W. Nygren is chairman of the arrangement committee. Several notables are expected to be in attendance, among them Republican State Chairman Clarence Baldwin and Congressman James Patterson. No appointment has been made to fill the post vacated by Mr.- Rodenbach. Mrs. Ann Erk has been serving as temporary chairman. Mr. Rodenbach resigned from the chairmanship when he moved from Naugatuck to Mtchfield. Widow, Brother Of Late Resident To Present Gift; Semplenski Says Acceptance Voted; Town To Purchase Two Land Tracts i Beacon Falls First Selectman Frank Semplen- Rki of Beacon Falls today announced acceptance of a community ambulance for public use, a gift from Mrs. Louis Buckmiller and Paul Buckmiller, Naugatuck. The vehicle, a Packard hearse which will be converted for ambulance purposes, will be presented in memory of Louis Buckmiller, young Naugatuck mortician who died suddenly last month. In announcing acceptance of the ambulance, Mr. Semplenski pointed out that Beacon Falls is greatly in need of that service since the Naugatuck Community ambulance has been withdrawn from use outside the borough except in rare emergency cases. The hearse will be delivered to Beacon Falls within a week and immediate steps will be taken to 4 equip it for ambulance purport B. ! Mr. Semplenski said that details of its operation would be an- announced. To Buy buid The selectmen and the board of finance have been empowered to j purchase two land sites in Bea"con Falls, for future school and recreation purtposes. At the town meeting Monday, a suggestion by First Selectman Frank Semplenski was adapted authorizing the obtaining of options on -the Clark property 011 Highland avenue and the Czaplickl property on Fairfleld Place. The Clark (property, a possible new school site, includes five acres and can be bought for $2,500. The Czaplickl land, 10 acre*, U available (or $3,000, Mr. S«npl*n- ski said. It was pointed out that Gruber's Field, now used as a recreation area, may not be available many more years. The town meeting voted to accept Gruber's road. About 75 attended the meeting. Mr. Sernplenski said that the State Traffic Commission plans a survey of Beacon Falls to determine what steps should be taken to eliminate the hazards attendant to the new super-highway. A speed limit, safety equipment and other related factors will be recommended. Sidewalks will run south on the I west side of the highway as far as the bridge, and on the east side to the roc-k cut. A white line is to be painted to indicate sidewalk where none actually is constructed. Local 218 Names Five To Attend Providence Parley Five delegates from Local 218, United Rubber Workers union of the Naugatuck Chemical Co. -will attend a conference of District Two. October 22 and 23 at Providence, R. I., President Frank Lynch announced today. The delegates were named at a meeting last night. They include Mr. Lynch; William, Fernandez, Flavo Marinello, Edward Clark and David Davidson. Reports on the recent international convention in Toronto were given by President Lynch and Mr. Fernandez at the metieng last New Vault The new vault for town records has been completed in the Center School. The vault is about 18 by 20, fireproof, modern and airy. Rolling shelves Eire to be installed soon. The Town Clerk's office is' located here, and the Town Treasurer and the Board of Assessors also make use of the school building for meetings. Murder, Suicide Reported In Shelton Shelton, Oct. 12—(UP)—The bodies of an elderly couple were found in their apartment today and police say it was probably a case of murder and suicide. Sixty-nine-year-old Joseph Gluz and his 67-year-old wife, troma, died of slugs from'a 22-ca!i- ber IpSstol. They were discovered by their son-in-law and daughter who live in the same house. Police •say that Mrs. Gluz has been in failing health for some time. Pending further investigation, police would not say who did the shooting. Bu» Service Beacon Falls residents will con- (itnue to have free bus service to and from Naugatuck on Friday nights. The bus. provided by the Retail Division, Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, leaves Beacon Falls at 6:45 p. m. for Naugatuck, making the return trip at 9 p. m. from the Naugatuck Green. Education Board At a recent meeting of the Board of Education. Kenneth Upright of Highland avenue *ras appointed chairman of the board for the coming year. Also appointed was James O'Rourke. as secretary. ' Help Wanted Wilfred A. Swan, president of the | Community Club, has requested j members of the club to help with I ditch-digging this evening. The men to meet at the club rooms will aid In the construction of a sewer line. SPECIAL KEYBOARDS Burlington, Vt.—The Burlington Daily News is being published with the aid of women using special Linotype keyboards. The paper has discharged 20 union printers in a dispute over labor-saving devices. -Knti'i-tiilninn tonight? For choice honors, iieer, anil other hcycrnxcK cull "Hill" Olilnkowxkl at th« City Packaec Store. Tel. 48»2.—Adv. Two Slight Tires Two slight fires were reported yesterday by Fire Chief John J. Sheridan. At 12:30 p. m. a brush fire at 310 South Main street was caused by burning papers escaping from an incinerator on property owned by Vito Cagno, Andrew avenue. Burning rubbish and leaves on property of the Risdon Mfg. Co.. [Scott street, brought firemen to the scene at 8 p. m. NO LOWER Hartford—The president of the i Home Builders association eaid I there is no immediate prospect of power residential building costs. •Rodney M. Lockwood also said that private builders are taking care of the housing situation by 'operating at full capacity.

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