Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 13, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Thursday, October 13, 1949
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Today's Chuckle We hear the soapbox orators Proclaim their dizzy dope— But look inside the soapbox And what do you find? No Soap. 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 240 WKATHER Sunny and cooler this afternoon. Clear and cool tonight with a low between 35 and 40. Light frost likely in low areas. Tomorrow, mostly sunny with mild temperatures, with a high between 70 and 75. TEMPERATCRE REPORT Midnight, 65; 3. a. m., 58; 6 a. m., 57; 9 a. m., 69; noon, 77. ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1949 BULLETINS • (By United Press) AMBUSH Harriman. Tpnn.—A band of 50 armed men are waiting on a highway near Harriman, Tenn., to waylay non-union coal trucks. The men, apparently striking miners, shot up the tires of one coal truck last night, forcing the driver to dump the cargo. Harriman police reportedly say they can do nothing about it. SHOOTING Muncie, Ind. — Two men were killed and five were wounded today in an attempted holdup in a cigar store at Muncie. Indiana. Police say two gunmen started shooting up the shop when the store manager wrestled with one of them. The police say they have nabbed one of the gunmen. RELEASED Boston—Outfielder Jeff Heath of the Boston Braves, who broke his ankle the week before his club entered the 1948 World Series, has been unconditionally released. A Braves spokesman says waivers expired at 11 a. m. and no major league club made a bid for the burly batsman. It Is sa(d he Is considering whether to accept a minor league managership. CLOSE CASE New York—The government has closed its conspiracy case against the 11 Communist 'leaders. The prosecution demanded a guilty verdict, saying "the people of the United States arc entitled to be assured" of UN VOTE Lake Success—The United Nation' special political committee has voted overwhelmingly to ask the General Assembly to send the Issue of the Balkan church trials to the International Court of Justice. The committee wants the court to give an advisory opinion. B-36 Washington—A Naval Reserve officer, taking a different tack from his colleagues who criticized the Air Force B-36, says both the super bomber and aircraft carriers are of vital importance to defense. Rear Admiral Luis de Florez proposed aerial war games to reveal the technical merits of weapons, adding, that they would "reduce the controversy to technical ground*." CLAIMS PERJURY Washington—Former Interior Secretory Ickes accuses Democratic Senator Sheridan Downey of California of lying nnder oath before a Senate Investigating committee. Ickes denounced as "false" Downey's testimony that Reclamation Commissioner Ml- chae! Straus used "political pressure' to force his predecessor to resign. COAL DISPUTE White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. —John L. Lewis and the Northern and Western mine owners have gone Into session for anther stab at breaking the contract deadlock. No progress is expected. And the mine owners are reported ready to put the %trike issue up to government peacemaker*. DENOUNCED Washington—Republican Senator Hickenlooper of Iowa is denouncing the Congressional Atomic Energy committee report clearing David 1/ilienthal of mismanagement charges. Hickenlooper calls it a "cleverly written whitewash," and says ho and other Republicans on the committee will issue a minority report TURNED DOWN London—Prime Minister Attlec has turned down Winston Churchill's challenge to hold a general election this year. Attlet made an announcement today saying there would be no election until 1950. He explained he did so in order to prevent speculation and the disturbing effects it might have on British trade and industry. * CRASH Isleham. England—An American B-50 bomber on a live bomb- inc- mis-ion crashed and exploded in a heavy fog near Isleham. England today, killing all 12 crew mensbers. The big. four- engine plane bound for a bomb- in™ range at Heligoland ripped a huge crater in the earth as its load of bombs went off WORSE THAN NONE Washin^n —Admiral Louis Denfeld, chief of naval operations, has told Congress that the way unification is administered now is, in his words, "worsn than no unification" at all. LEAVE CANTON Canto — Acticg ' President la Tsnng-ien and thn lust remnant of China's Nation-list goverto* ment abandoned Canton today In the face of » Communist advance on three sides of the tern- -, porary capital. Final defense of Canton, il .there is to be one, is in the hands of leaders of an old military clique that sun-en dered the city to the Japanese in 1938. j -H»»t«j rklldrro drink plenty ol Great Oak Firm's panteirixett mat. Call 1 Sucatirk Hit. start tlHIrrrr today.— AdT. I New Cristof oro Colombo Home Opened Leased Wife Servict of the United Presi 14 PAGES PRICE FIVE Overtime Work Schedules, Effective Several Weeks, Posted In Footwear Depts. Guest Speaker supper will be served to guestB. Last evening nearly 5M business and professional men of the borough visited the new home. •• ~~ — — -.—.. — -. _ .1. . — ._, Paul O'Brien, past president of the West Side Community Club, will be guest speaker Friday evening, Oct. 21, at a meeting of the newly organized Union City Club, President Richard .Kelley announced <i day. The Union City group meofK in the basement of St. Mary's church. Ladies' Night Plans Announced By Rotary Club President Rotary Ladies' Night will be held Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, at 7 o'clock in the Naugatuck Congregational Church it was announced today by Herbert Billings, president. The Rev. Willard B. Soper, pastor of the Conuregational Church, will give the Invocation. The guest speaker will he Professor Andre Schenl'.er of the University of Connecticut, Stores, Conn. A musical program has also been arranged. Domenic Mecca will render several accordion solos and the Naugatones. a Barber Shop Quartet group will entertain. Squires Initiate 8 New Members TSisrht new members were initiat- f'd into *he Mnnsignor Flannagan Circle, Columbian Squires, at a meeting last night in the K. of C. rooms, with Donald Williams, chair- j man of ,the social committee in I charge. | The program also included a quiz i on the lives of the saints, prepared I by the spiritual committee, Thom- I as Owens, chairman. New members inducted include Robert Roditis. John Hanley, Louis Froehlich, Frank Wisinski, Thomas Darmody, David Swanson, Robert Foley and Robert Williams. Over $18 Million Spent In Local Retail Stores In '48 Earl Shedd Installed President Of Salem PTA Last Evening The first, meeting of the season of the Salern School Parent-Teacher Assosciation last night in the school auditorium drew an attendance of 75 parents and teachers. Retiring president. Richard Spnnn. opened the meeting and introduced incoming President Earl Shedd and associate officers, Carl Toothaker, first vice-president; Mrs. Earl Shedd, second vice-president; Mrs. Willard B. Sopcr, recording secretary, and Mrs. Timothy Cronin, corresponding secretary. The retiring president expressed hfs thanks to other retiring officers, committees, find school faculty for excellent cooperation during the unit's first year. President Shedfl was seated and presided at a short business session. In a short talk, Shedd said ideas would be welcomed from everyone, and suggested the working together of parents and teachers, both of which groups have the same objects in view, the welfare of the child. Teachers Introduced Miss Helen Moroney, principal, was introduced by Mr. Shedd. and she introduced the following teach- SEARCH Colesville—Two Army planes and 250 soldiers from Fort Meade, Md., are out searching for a missing six-year-old boy. Little Otis Mafcon disappeared from his home at Colesville, on Tuesday. Some 400 police and civilian volunteers have boon unable to find him. Survey Indicates Quarter Of Every Dollar For Food (Special to the News) New York, Oct. 12—How much does the average Naugatuck resident spend each year? Where does he spend it—and for what? Answers to these questions, contained in the current copyrighted sales management survey, point to a higher standard of living in Naugatuck than in most of the cities of I the nation. I Expenditures in the local retail j stores totaled $18,302,000 in 1948. This is equivalent to spending at the rate of $973 per person, as compared with the United States aver- j age of $891. In the New England States per capita spending was $916 and, in Connecticut, $971. Food purchases, a principal index of living -standards, accounted for the largest part of each dollar spent in Naugatuck. The food hill was $4,401,000, amounting to $238 per person comv>ared with the average American food bill of $214 per capita. Out of each dollar spent, 24 cents went for food. Naugatuck residents were able to indulge more amply in food because of the larger incomes received by them. Their average earnings, determined by dividing their total net income of $26,021,000. by the population, came to $1,384 per person last year, comparing favorably with the $1,289 national income per capital. An examination of other significant business factors bears out the indication that Naugatuck is a quality market. Local sales of. general merchandise reached $521,000 taking three cents of each retail dollar spent. Drug store sales amounted to $347,000 or two cents per dollar spent. Sales of furniture, household equipment and radios were $607,000, accounting for another three cents. EARL SHEDD ers:: Mrs. Helen Illing, Miss Arlene Brawn, Miss Patricia Robinson, Miss Margaret Nolan, Miss Lillian Smith, Mrs.. Dorothy Galvin, Miss Anna Holland, Miss Mary Foley, Misa(Margaret McGuire.'Miss Helen Sokoloski, and Miss Josephine Gibino. Mrs. Howard Wilmot was reelected historian. The appointment of committee chairmen was announced by Mr. Shedd. They are Carl Toothaker, program; Mrs. Francis Zettlemoyer, hospitality, co- | Waterbury Boy Hurt In Fall From Car A two-year-old Waterbury hoy was seriously injured Tuesday evening, when he fell from an automobile on the Bethany road, Naugatuck. Authorities at St. 'Mary''s hospital, Waterbury, where he was admitted following the accident, said today that his condition is good. He is Fuffering from a possible skull fracture and body abrasions. Gary Gualducci, son of Mr. and Mrs. Remc Gualducci, was hurt when he accidentally oipeneVi ,the door of a moving car, operated by his uncle, Ted Clemente,_957 South Main street, Waterbury. The boy's parents were in the car at the time. A report on the accident was made to Waterhury police, but Capt. Anthony Malone said today thp.t local police had not been informed of the mishap. (Continued on Page Eight) —Sow is thp time to linve Erlckgcn Motors. 12!) ItiililMT Arc.. Rot yonr mr rcndj- for winter with :i inotnr lunr-im. —Adv. Hospital Bulletins Miss Pearl DuBois, 120 May street, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Magnolia Encampment Seats Dry Genie Dry was installed Grand Patriarch of Magnolia Eru-amp- ment, I. O. O. F. last night in Odd I)K. SIDNEY GROSBEKG High Priest Follows Hall at ceremonies conducted by D. D. G. P. , Franklin Hotchkiss and his staff. Others installed were High Priest. Dr. Sidney Grosberg:- Senior Warden, Robert Crandall; Scribe, Glaus Monsces; Treasurer, Harold E. Newman; junior warden, Theophil IMis; first watch, Walter Paint- et'i second watch, Alfred Crandall, fourth watch, George L Packer; first /guard of tent, Carl I'Peterson; inside sentinel, Arthur Clark; outside 'sentinel, Seth (Booth; trustee. Franklin Hotchkiss Foley, Krayeske To Attend CIAC Session Naugatuck High school Acting Principal, Raymond K. Foley, and Alex Krayeskr. a member of the faculty, will attend a meeting of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the New Britain State Teachers College. Principals or representatives of every hinjh school in the state will attend. President Harold Swaffield, of Roger Ludlow High, of Fairfield, will preside. The group will consider the banning of high school football prac- tjce prior to Sept. 1, the changing of the name of the organization to the Interscholastic Activities Conference and several matters pertaining to eligibility of athletes. DIVEBSITT The president of Harvard University believes that unity based on diversity is the real strength of this country. Doctor James B. Conant said that the "essence of our modern society is in individualism and difference of opinion. Dr. Conant was one of 12 college presidents participating in a two-day meeting at Wcslo.yan University in Middletown, Bethany Woman Finally Meets Holland Pen Pal Of 12 Years Firemen Out Five Times Yesterday 'Fire Chief John J. Sheridan reported today that firemen were called out flve times yesterday as a result of minor fires. The flrst call was received at 1:50 o'clock for a brush fire on Town Farm property on Rubber avenue. At 3:10 firemen were called to Water street, where a ohort circuit In the ignition system of an automobile owned by Stephen T. Andros, of Bank street, Sey- mcur, caused a. slight flre. At 4:20 o'clock sparks from burning brush on property owned ':y Jarres DeCar'.o on New Haven road, ignited shingles on the rcof of the DeCarlo home. At 10.35 o'clock last night, firemen answered a call to extinguish a brush flre on Field stroat near tho intersection of Quinn stiyet and at 10:50 were called to extinguish a brush flre on property ow-Tsd by the Naugntuck Water Co., on, Millville avenue. Fitzpatrick Selected For "Who's Who" In American Colleges Beacon Falls Thomas A. Fitzpatrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fitzpatrick of Highland avenue has. been selected by the student government of Emerson College, Boston. Mass., to be .listed in the 1950 edition of "Who's Who In American Colleges and Universities." Mr. Fitzpatrick is editor of the school paper, the "Beacon Berkley," and is also editing the 1950 classbook. He is a member of the class of '51. I/egrion Card Party The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a card party Thursday evening, October .7 at the Legion Home. Refreshments will be served. Mrs. Edith Zollo is chairlady and her committee includes Mrs. Florence Wynne and Mrs. Martha Rielly. *MB. AND MRS. BOBBEBT FELS with Mrs. Robbert Fels, The Hague, Holland. The two women never imagined that under .any probability they would ever actually meet, but they had sent pictures and had become friends through letters. Saturday. x they met. Mr. and Mrs. Fele and .their ten-month-oid son,' Robbert, Jr., arrived in New Haven from South America enroute to their home in Holland. Mr. Fels Is affiliated with a petroleum company and for the past three years the family has been in Venezuela. The family was very impressed with the United States and thought that this particular part of New England reminded them of home. But they didn't like New York City —far too crowded and noisy. And they expressed a desire to return here again. Mr. and Mrs. Fels sailed from New York today to return to The Hague. Shirley Temple To Seek Divorce (By United Press) One of Hollywood's most appealing romances has come to an end. Shirley Temple is seeking a divorce. The dimpled child star of not so many years ago has decided to break off with John Agar, the young actor she married four years ago. Their wedding was among the film colony's most lavish. At the time, Miss Temple was 17 and Agar, then 24, was a sergeant in the Air Force. They have one child, Linda Sus"an, born nearly two years ago. Hollywood Attorney George Stahlman says the grounds probably will be the standard movie colony charge of mental cruelty. He says: "Shirley has been trying hard to make things go." • ~ Miss Temple's,marriage to Agar, her first boy-friend, once promised to be one of the happiest in Hollywood, But it is understood all has not been well in the Shirley Temple family in recent months. Cancer Society Elects Officers Bridgeport, Oct. 13—(UP)—The Connecticut Cancer Society has a new president. Doctor Joseph H. Howard of Bridgeport was elected at the society's annual meeting. He succeeds Doctor Creighton Barker of New Haven. Other officers elected were Doctor Alfred L. Burgdorf of Hart- forn, vice-presinent; Grace Mooney of New Haven, .secretary; Charles F. Lewis of Waterbury, treasurer, and Mrs. Robert I. Lagren of Hartford, field army chairman. —Entortnlning tonight) For choice liquorx, Ixmr, olid oth*r hcTprafti-H mil "Bill" OliUikowHkl at thn Oltv rnckiisi- Store, Tel. *m.—AllT. Marguerite Henry Meets Mrs. Fels, Family In N. H. "And after twelve years of corresponding, we finally met," said Miss Marguerite Henry of Cheshire road, Bethany. Miss Henry was speaking of her regular transatlantic letter-writing South Main Street Tavern Is Sold "Doc's" Tavern, on South Main street, has ? be,en sold by Joseph "Doc" Aquavlei to Joseph E. An- Ptctt, according to a bill of sale filed in the office of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John today. Mr. Anstett, a resident of Wln- sted, will take possession when he receives his permit from the State Liquor Commission. Sale price was reported to be $2,700. Births ANG-RAVE, Oct. 8, at Waterbury Hospital, a second child, fiv.'it son to Mr. and Mrs. George R. Angr-ver Jr., General Dalton Drive. Mi-.s. Angrave is the f ;rm- er Lois Freeman. The chile! is ;the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Angrave, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur I. Freeman, Waterbury. BROWN, Oct. 9, at St. Mary's Hos- pit'il a son, Ponold Anthony to Mr. p.r.d Mrs. Richrvrd Brown. 203 North Hoadley street. Mrs Brown is the 1 former Louisp MacDonald LYNG. a daughter, Oct. ». at. Et Mary's Hospital, to Mr end Mrs. John J. Lynff, 511 North Mam street. Mrs. Lyng is the former Catherine Gradv. D'ANGELO, a daughter, Oct. 12, at St. Mary's Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Raphael D'Angelo, 59 High street. LFNGYEL, Oct. 8, in St Mary's Hospital, a son, Kenneth Joseph to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lensryel, £'j Lewis street. Vrs. Lengyel is the former Louisa Mothersbough. VALENTINE — Waterbury Hospi - tal, Oct. 10, a son William Earl, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Valentine oi' 202 Maple street Mrs. Valentine is the former Doris Donovan. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Helen Valentine of Brook street and maternal grandmother is Mrs. Myrtle Donovan of Maple street. Great- grandmother is Mrs. Stephen Wilcox of Brook street. Style Gaiter, Gumshoe Workers Told Production Schedules Require 45-46 Hour Weeks; 500 Are Affected Two departments of the United States Rubber Co. Foot-wear Plant will continue on extended work schedules for at least several more •weeks a company spokesman reported today. About 500 employes are affected. Work schedules were posted in the stylo gaiter and gumshoe departments today by Martin J. Garrick, superintendent of the waterproof mill. On a 46 hour schedule for the past several weeks, after a brief jjeriod during: which production was ordered only on four days a. week, the waterproof mill wil! work 5 1-2 days during the balance of October and the flrst two weeks of November, 3.1r. Garnck notified employes. No announcement was made effective beyond November 12, but there -A-ere expressions of confidence among em- ployes that the long schedules would continue. The gumshoe department, working a ttve day, 45 hour week sine* the beginning of this month, will continue on that schedule at least until the flrst week of December. There' have also been several recalls of persons laid off to handfe the new production schedules. Audio-Visual Aids Discussed At Hop Brook PTA Meeting Th» Hop Brook PTA' list evening at the schrol auditorium with Mrs. Malcolm Wilson r>-eaid- ing-. Mrs. Marshal Bcntempo -introduced the speaker frr the evening Carl Garwin, principal of th.- East Haven High school and instructor of audio-visual aids Hn the summer session 7 of th" Xeyv Haven Teachers' College. Mr. Garwin sjpoke on, "Movies Go To School" and stressed the in port- ance of motion pictures, phonographs, and other nurtic-visual aids in modern education. A discussion period followed his lecture and films -were shown under the direction of Miss Ja nc Garrick assisted by Miss Agnes Jackson, principal of Hop Brook school. Mrs. Mortimer Quirke and Mrs. Bontempo. Thomas Brhroian an eighth grade student, handled the movie project ar A business meeting- fallowed and it was decided to hold a card t-*r- ty and cake sale at a date in November to bo announced. Appnj n >ed to the committee were Mrs Harry McGinnis, Mrs. Donald Kirby, Michael Stokes. Otto Jenson and Miss Jaelcson. Mrs. Wilson was chosen a.s ,1 delegate to atcend the fall conference of the New Haven district Parent Teacher Association to be hold in New Haven. Dark curtain, for the school auditorium to aid in film presentation are expected in the future Mrs. Wilson announced. A social hour and refreshments ^? S ™ by ^e mothers of the pupils wjth Mrs. Mrs. Joseph Tickets On Sale At NHS Tomorrow Tickets for Saturday night's Naugatuck High, Shelton football game will go on sale at the high school office tomorrow morning at recess Raymond K. Foley. Acting Principal, announced that all student tickets should be purchased at »he school. Grammar school children accompanied by parents, will be admitted to the game free of charge Mr. Foley al«o announced that a pep rally will be held tomorrow morning at recess, in the gymnasium. Announce Library Schedule Change A change in the hours that th« Howard WhiHemore Memorial adult library will be open Was announced today by Miss Jessie DeShong, librarian. (Effective tomorrow, the adult library will be open every Friday from 12:15 to 5:30 o'clock. The library will be closed on Tuesdays as ip the past. There will be no change In the children's library schedule.

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