Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 14, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, October 14, 1949
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Today's Chuckle Vacations arc simple For Nicholas >'air; His boss says when— His wife says where. —The Circle. Batly WKATHER Fair and continued cool this afternoon. Clear and cool tonight, with a low about the same as last night. Tomorrow, fair and continued cool. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMFERATCRE REPORT Midnight, 48; 3 a .m.. 44; 6 a. m., 41; 9 a. m., 66; noon, 74. VOL. LX1V, NO. 241 ESTABLISHED 1885 Borough Housing Board Reelects T. Rex Behrman FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1949 Leased Wire Servic* of the United Presi 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTO Present Slate Retained At Annual Meeting T Rex Behrman was reelected chairman of the Naugatuck Housing Authority at the annual meet- T. BEX BEHRMAX Chairman ing last night in the Town Hall. Other officers, all reelected, include: Vice-chairman, George T. Froehlich; Treasurer, Sherman Buell; Secretary, Joseph P. Donahue; Assistant Treasurer, George B. Lewis. The terms are for one year. Mr. Behrman also reported on a meeting- of chairman and directors of 39 housing authorities he attended yesterday in Hartford. The meeting was conducted by State Administrator Bernard Loshbough, with Governor Chester _A_ Bowles as one of the speakers. Commenting on the local application for an addition $500,000 ptate guaranteed loan, for construction of SO more units, Mr. Behrman snid the state authority would announce its decision about November 1. Several other authorities have applied for funds from a state authorization of twenty million dollars. Applicants for the 40 units now under construction at Naugawarn Village were interviewed last night by the board. Additional interviews •will be conducted tonight. Those •who were unable to attend scheduled interviews during the past two weeks will receive notice of alternate dates. .Mr. Behrman said that the board expects to set up priority rental liits about the middle of November. It is hoped that about 10 of the units will be ready for occupancy about the first of the new year, although the contractor has until May to finish the project. Central Avenue PTA Hears Discussion Of PoEo Facts, Fears Guest speaker at last night's meeting of the Central Avenue School Parent-Teacher Association was Miss Jeannie Heppel of the Chase Clinic in Watrebury, who discussed "Facts and Fenrs Abo^t Polio." Her talk was followed b^. 1 a question an danswer period. She was introduced by Mrs. Frank Peaslce. Program chairman. Mr.s E. K, Knflterbroohs, presi- tirnt. jirrsUl«»«l nt Uif 1 InislnrsM KVS- fi'-r.. cli:rinp which Mrs. Mahlon reported on the Child Health I Conference held in Hartford in September, attended by Mrs. Sears .nnd Mrs. Easterbrooks. Mrs. Arthur Stauffer. Wavs and MejLr.s chairman announced a oard party to be held T-uesduy. Nov. 1 .it the school. RofrPMbment.s were «rrvcd in :hr cafeteria by Mrs, William Benson, hospitality chairman. Chittenden Reports On School Balance A balance of $281.993.97 now rrrrains of the approDriatlon of $439.757 for the operation of the schools, according to the month- U report of Surertendpnt of Schools Harold E. Chitti-ndur. The total expended since April i* $303389.21, ac-cording to the report, but credits of $25.626.18 have lowered the net expense to $177.763.03. Only one item in the budget is over-expended. The appropriation for replacement of equipment was $3,000 and to date. $3,132.44 has been spent. —Xow is tlJf Slme to hare Erick s on Motors. 129 Rubber Are., eel ynnr car ready tor winter with a routor'tune-up. •—AdT. Beacon Falls PTA Conducts First Meeting Beacon Falls The first meeting of the season of the Beacon Falls Parent-Teacher Association was held last night it Center School, with a record at- '.endance. Mrs. Adam Swierczewski, president, presided. It was announced that the pass- •.he-basl;et cake sale held in Sep•ember had resulted in a collection of 591.75, which will be used for the benefit of the PTA-sponsored hot- lunch program at the school and to purchase paper cups for orange juice. More than 100 children are served daily. The cafeteria has *>cen operated on a volunteer-help basis. Mrs. Swierczewski announced ".hat efforts are being made to ob»ain the services of a paid cook- iianager for the cafeteria. She said one full time helper and one part- time helper are available. Mrs. Harold Eklund is chairman of the committee which is endeavoring to locate a suitable person. Mrs. Swierczewski also announced -he discontinuance temporarily of •.he daily ration of orange juice at f he school. It will be served as soon as a supply is sent from the Government storage house. Entertainment included the showing of colored slides by Miss Margaret Clark, and games. Judges were Mrs. John Donahue, principal and Mrs. Swierczewski. Refreshments were served in the lunch room. The November meeting will be held in the afternoon in conjunction^ JSitb visitors'^ day and a tea to be given by the teachers. Help Wanted Voluteers to wash and stack at the Beacon Falls Commu- lity Club are wanted, according to President Wilfred Swan. A' work session will be held tonight. The pantry has been completed and is ready for the equipment. Volun- ^eers are urged to report to the ilub tonight between 7 and 8 •"'clock. Shower Guest A surprise miscellaneous shower was held Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. William Lee, Jr., Cooke Lane, in honor of Mrs. Ed- .vard Plank, the former Florence Lennon. Members of the Butt department of the Bronson Mfg. Co., where Mrs. Plank is employed, arranged the party. Those attending were: Wanda Lidziato, Jessie Zukowski, Edith .Downes,: Mary Henceman, Naura Foetsch, Mary Wood, Ann Pigat Tune Lee, Blanche Bowan, Mae Lennon, Caroline Olson, Hazel Je- •:usco, Florence Saranchak, Audrey ?codak, Helen Mis, Helen Cretella, Catherine Bradley, Jean Stanley, Xrene Leighton, Natalie Juastka, Louise Scozziifava, Mary Sarasin Elsie Curtis, Lillian James, Betty Lee, Eva Fitzpatrick, Dorothy "hutka and Jean Zukowski. Unable to attend but sending ?ifts were: Mary Phipps, Stephanie Tuzik and Ruth Valois. Daughters The Loyal Daughters of the (Continued on Page Five) Norwalk Rubber Union Criticised By Board Official disapproval came today from the executive board of the CIO United Rubber Workers in Nnrwalk regarding a union contract which cut the average worker's pay 11 cents an hour. The contract was signed last month by URW. local 2&3 in Norwalk on grounds that the reduction in pay was necessary to allow the co i .-r/:any to continue operations. It covers 600 production workers at the Norwalk Rubber company. No disciplinary action against the union is expected by the board following the disapproval. Union spokesmen said it wa>; now up to local 283 to decide whether to continue working under the contract or to seek reojp-enh'g of negotia tions. Deaths LAFLEY—Charles, of 4 Oak street, Naugatuck. in this borough, Oct. 13, 1949. Funeral Monday, Oct. 17, at unannounced time from Hicks Funeral Home, St. Albans, Vermont. Friends may call at C. H. Green Funeral Home. Terrace avenue, this evening from 6 to 8 p. rn. Around The World In Brief (By United Press) PONTIFICAL MASS Springfield, Masft.—Francis Cardinal Spellinan of New York headed hundreds of Catholic dignitaries at the funeral of Bishop Thomas OTLeary of Springfield today. The solemn pontifical Mass for the New Hampshire native was sung by Archbishop Richard Gushing of Boston. nOo RESIGNS Concord, N. H.—A top New Hampshire state official resigned today in the midst of an investigation. John Henson is leaving his $14,700 a year post as commissioner of weights and measures tomorrow. . oOo DP BILL ^Washington—A bill to admit an extra 134,000 refugees to this country Is headed for a showdown today in the Senate. Republican Senator Cain of Washington •wants to 1 send the measure back to committee for action next vear. Administration forces want It passed today. oOo FARM BILL Washington — A House-Senate conference committee is trying to iron out differences in the Senate and House versions of the farm bill. The outlook is uncertain, with some congressmen predicting a deadlock, others saying there's a chance for a bill agreeable to both chambers. oOo SEPARATE PEACE Berlin—A high German source <-ays Russia has promised to work out a separate peace treaty with eastern Germany. He says the Russians say they will conclude the agreement within three- months. oOo WANT CONTROL Cleveland—The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen has opened a campaign to shorten freight and oassenger trains. The union threatens to strike if the lines refuse to cut freights to a minimum of 71 cars and passenger trains to 14 cars. CONTROL CHURCH Prague — The Czech National Assembly has unanimously passed two new bills to clamp rigid government controls on the Roman Catholic church. The new laws which put all church funds under state administration are the climax of the feud between the Vatican and the Czech Communist regime. WANT FACTORIES Bonn—The chancellor of the West German government has called upon the Western Allies to halt the dismantling of industrial plants. Konrad Adenauer offered the Allied high commission a plan to pay war reparations in machines and raw materials if the Germans would be allowed to keep their factories. DEVALUATION? Washington — Representative John Taber says he understands that the administration plans to devalue the dollar and increase the price of gold. Says the New York Republican, "This will make us suckers for foreign gold producers," and "increase the poor man's taxes," oOo FILES SUIT Cleveland—The husband of a woman who died in the fire on the Great Lakes excursion boat Noronic filed the first lawsuit against the Canadian Steam Ship Lines of Toronto. Alfred Metzgar sued the steamship line for $100,000 because of the loss of his 29- year-old wife. She was drowned when she jumped to escape the fire on the Noronic. 60o ' SLIM MARGIN Paris — The French national assembly gave Socialist strong man Jules Moch a slim vote of confidence at dawn this morning after an all-night session of arguments over his wage price policies. He got one vote over the minimum 310 majority needed to control the legislature. oOo CANTON TAKEN Hong Kong — Reliable reports say Chinese Communist troops will stage a victory march into the abandoned city of Canton this afternoon. Latest reports from the port city says the Red forces have entered the suburbs but none have yet appeared on the main streets. Sheridan Reports Two Serious Blazes Averted By Fast Action Poynton Home Threatened; Slight Fire In School Fire Chief John J. Sheridan said today that quick and timely action on the part of James J. Pettit, fire | chief of the U, S. Rubber Co. Footwear Plant, averted a serious blaze at 233 Rubber avenue in the home occupied by M. J. Poynton and family. The town was aroused at 12:55 when the alarm was registered from box 115, the old rubber company building, now used as a storage facility for the footwear plant. The alarm was registered by Mr. Pettit, who noted the blaze and aroused the family. He said he saw the reflection of what looked like fire, drove to the Aetna street side of the building, and saw the blaze on the back porch. Chief Sheridan .said the fire started in a bunch of rags atop a piano on the back porch. He said it could have been started by a cigaret. Damage was slight and IN WINSTED COCBT Marion Kersk'i. of Naugatuck, was slated to appear in Superior Court, Winsted, on two counts today. He is charged with theft of a motor vehicle and breaking and entering, at Washington. Also td appear, are Louis Bioski and Frank Elderkin, of Middlebury, charged with breaking and entering and theft, in Woodbury. —Heathy children drink plenty ol Great Oak Farm's pasteurized mil*. Call TsauKfttucX 5049. Start delivery today.— AdTt was confined to the piano and the back porch. Yesterday morning at 11:30 St. Brands' School had a realistic fire drill. There actually was a small blaze detected in one of the cloak rooms. Fire Chief Sheridan said a teacher, Mrs. McCarthy, saw smoke and sounded the school fire alarm. The children filed out in orderly fashion. Chief Sheridan said that in company with Marshal Edward J. Weaving an inspection was made revealing that the fire started in a boy's coat. He said there was suspicion that the boy might have been playing with matches during recess. Damage was slight, the coat, a flame-scorched partition and heavy smoke. The fire was extinguished by a student, with a hand extinguisher. Chief Sheridan said it was a very excellent test of action in fire emergency. And today he and Marshal Weaving spoke to the children on the dangers of playing with matches. Patterson Bill Would Correct "Injustice" In Vets Benefits (Sjieclal to The News) Washington, Oct. 14—Rep. James T. Patterson today introduced a bill to correct what he called an "injustice" in the statutes penalizing those not totally familiar with veterans benefits. Referring to the laws governing the payment of death compensation and death pension to survivors of veterans, he said that at present benefits are paid to survivors only from date of application, notwithstanding that eligibility might have occurred many years previously. Mr. Patterson said his bill would ''correct this situation and make it mandatory that awards be granted from date of eligibility rather than that of application." He continued: "A typical example would be that of a widow whose veteran husband 4' e< i of non-service-incurred causes in 1945. Under, the act of 1944, pension is payable to the surviving widow under limitations prescribed by law. Through lack of knowledge, application was not filed until 1948; and subsequent approval granted. Under present laws the award would be granted from the 1948 date of application rather than the 1945 date of eligibility. "It is manifestly unfair to expect every person to be completely familiar with all benefits to veterans and their dependents. For this reason, the legislation is being Introduced in the hope . that the second session of the Slst Congress may see fit to correct this injustice." Youngster Struck By Car; Suffers Minor Head Cut Five year old Garrett Mowery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Mowery of Johnson street was treated by Dr. 'William Hill for a minor head cut after police said he was injured early last night by a car driven by Joseph Pisani, 220 May street. Mr. Pisani was heading west on May street when he noticed the boy playing on the sidewalk. Hearing a thump at the rear of his car, he stopped to investigate and discovered that the child had been hit. He took the lad to the doctor and reported to police headquarters. Investigating officer John Hanley absolved Mr, Pisani of all blame. One Dead, 16 Hurt In Farm Truck-Car Crash In Somers Somcrs, Oct. 14— (UP)—A Jamaican farm laborer was killed in a truck-automobile collision at Somers today. He was identified as Alexander Reid. He was- riding with 16 other Jamaicans in a canvas-topjpod truck which collided with an automobile on the fog-bound 9th District road. The truck overturned, spiling: t\3 workers onto the highway. They are said to be in critical condition .Seven are hospitalized at Rockville, seven otheiva at Stafford Springs and two others at Springfield, Mas-!. The driver of the car escaped injury. The Jamaicaril: were on their way back to work when the accident occurred. Good Response Here In Current Diabetic Detection Program Dr. William A. Hill, chairman of the New Haven County Diabetic Detection program, said today that there had been a "generous response" to the request for specimens to find the hidden cases. But he said it was hoped that many more would participate in the program in the few remaining days. He pointed out that diabetes is a disease which, if found early, can be treated easily and scientifically to the greatest advantage ot the patient. If left undetected until complications set in it is very hard to bring under control. Specimens may be left at any drug store, or at the police or fire stations. Charles Lafley Dies After Brief Illness; Burial In Vermont Charles Lafley of 4 Oak street, died last night in Waterbury Hospital following a brief illness. He is survived by two sons, Charles of Naugatuck and Lorman of Burlington, Vermont; five brothers, Arthur of Shet'on Springs, Vt., George and Alphonse of i Richford, Vt,, Al- salde of Farnurn, Quebec, and Edward of Franklin, Vt.; one sister, Mrs. Lyda Pudzah of Schenectady. N. Y., six grandchildren a'nd several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday from the Hicks Funeral Home in St. Albans, Vermont. Further arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the C. H. Green Funeral Home, Terrace avenue, this evening from 6 to 8 o'clock. Industrial Council To Submit Report On Pollution Problem Two meetings concerning the clean-up of the Naugatuck River will be held noxt Friday, Oct. 21, one in Hartford and the other in Naugatuck. Recommendations for overcoming sanitary and industrial pollfc- tion of th« river will be made to the State Water Commission in .a report being iprepared by the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Council, according to President Charles L. Eyaninon. The report will be made public following the meeting in Hartford. .The other meeting will bring to^ Aether Warden Harry L. Carter, Borough Attorney Joseph E. Talbot and Rtehiu-i Martin, director of the state Water Commission, to set a date for the beginning of cleanup operations. The report to be made by the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Council's Water Resources Committee will deal with an exhaustive survey of pollution of the Naugatuok river, made by industrial engineers of the valley's manufacturing firms. It will describe conditions that remain (problems for municipalities and industrial concern*, steps already taken to clean up the stream and those which remain to be taken. COMPENSATION Workmen's Compensation Commissioner Harry Krasow has approved an agreement providing payment "of {18.02 weekly beginning Sept. 8 to Harriet Herbal, Seymour, by the U. S. Rubber Co. She suffered a strained back.. A stipulation approved provides for payment of $650 by the Risdon Mfg. Co. to Anthony Arcuir, Waterbury, in a disputed claim of injury to left hand. Communists Convicted Of Conspiracy 11 Found Guilty, Six Lawyers Held i For Court Contempt! Qf <iinlri*oiic ew York, Oct. 14—(UP)—All U j kSlVlllAl UUo Chamber's Dinner Guest Education Board To Appoint Foley Principal Of NHS Conrvmunist leaders have been convicted of conspiracy to 'teach a.nd advocate the overthrow of the government toy violence. The jurors, who got the case , yesterday afternoon, returned their j verdict shortly after resuming de-1 liberations at 9:30 (EST.) They came into the courtroom at 11:27] a. m., (EST) after seven hours The jury forewoman, Mrs. Thelm.n. Dial, reported that the jury had found "each of the defendants guilty." The courtroom was filled as the of Commerce, will be the principal speaker at the annual banquet of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening, November 3 in the lodge rooms of the Elks, President Jo- marshals were on guard, 15 of them in the well near the defendants. The Communists did not move a mui-cV v.-hen the verdict .jgas announced. All' of them sat erect. There was* 1 not a. sound in the courtroom. Now each defendant .faces a top sentence of ten years imprisonment and a fine of ten thousand dollars. The verdict was followed by another blow to the defenne—six de- tense lawyers were found guilty of conten-.|;t of court and sentenced to jail terms of from 30 days to six months. Judge Medina accused them of agreeing: among themselves to disturb the court during the trial. He also charged that they caused delay and confusion, making it impossible for the prosecution to proceed with the case. He charged that they provoked incidents to cause a mistrial. And finally, he accused them with, as. he put it, "impairing my health so that the trial could not continue." To'Be Sentenced The judge sent the* defendants-^all U—to jail until next Friday morning at 10:30 when they will be sentenced. - " : >;•»• Mr. Steinkraus will discuss the topic; "The Nation Looks To Washington." In announcing the principal speaker, • the chamber said, "Mr. Steinkraus is close to the pulse of American business and the affairs of Government. What he will have to tell us will not come as from a politician or one holding governmental office. He speaks forcefully of those things vital to the welfare of the nation today." A special program of entertainment, and dinner music by the Naugatuck String Orchestra directed by David W. Brown has been arranged. Increase Of 61 Shown In Public School Enrollments Enrollment in the public schools as of Sept. 30 was 2,236,'an increase of 61 over last year, according to a report submitted to the board of education by Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden, yesterday. The largest increase was in the second grade, which went up by 28 pupils. Other classes showing increases were: fourth grade, 16; | sixth grade, 11; eighth grade, 12; high school freshman, two; junior, 21; and senior. 19. Decreases were evident > in the following classes: Kindergarten, 18; first grade."four; fifth grade, two; seventh grade, 14; and high school sophomore, 10. This year there are 648 students enrolled in Naugatuck High school, a net increase of 32 over last year's total of 616. Total enrollment in the elementary schools is 1,588, compared to 1,859 last year, fpr a net increase of 29. Enrollment by schools is as fol- Waterbury Patrolman Struck By, Truck; Driver Arrested Waterbury Patrolman Richard W. Kenney, 61, was struck by a amail truck Thursday evening at 5:17 p. m. while directing traffic at Thomas- ten avenue and Boyden strfcet. Patrolman Kenney was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of a possible fracture of the right hip and abrasions of the body. Police and fire surgeon, Dr. Frank A. Bowes • said his condition was fair. I The truck was driven by John Rurkowski, 63, of 175 Monmouth avenue. He was arrested by Mo'tor Patrolman Gordon Jones on charges of failure to obey an officer's signal and operating a vehicle with defective equipment U. S. Time Rehhes The U. S. Time Corp. has rehired 28 additional workers -with the total production force now at 258 employes* The company plans to employ a total of 322 persons, its pre-strike total, as soon as possible. Big Splash The old South Leonard street bridge went splashing into the Naugatuck River yesterday and is ^P^". v-iuurman juay said, rlow- being dismantled for scrap. The ever - !t is expected that Mr. Foley bridp-p lia« Hoan ri^ao/i tr**. o A ,r«%. n i will be annointed in fin t>m Y^,*.-;_ bridge has been closed for several months and will be replaced by a new and safer structure. Thousands Cheer Rosalind One of Hollywood's finest stars, Kehoe Retired Over Year Ago, Chittenden Says; Appointment To Be Made At Nov. 10 Meeting Edward L. Kehoe, of 54 Highland RAYMOND K. FOLEY that position during the summer of 1948, it was announced for the first time yesterday, at the monthly meeting of the Board of Education. Mr. Kehoe, who was forced to give up his duties e^rly in 1647 because of illness, was granted a leave of absence for the 1947-48 school year according to Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden. No extension of the leave was asked for the 1948-49 year, and Mr. Kehoe was retired on a pension by the State Teachers' Retirement Board in the summer of 1948, Mr. Chittenden said. ,» Mr. Chittenden performed the duties of principal for the first three months of 1947 and then in- March of that year. Raymond K. Foley, a member of the high school faculty since the early 1930's, was named acting principal. Mr. Folev has held the post ever since. The board was asked by the superintendent at yesterday's meet- Ing to consider taking action on the appointment of a permanent principal. J. Nelson Judy, chairman of the board, said today that the post will be filled at the next meeting, Thursday, Nov. 10. Applications for the. post will be accepted. Chairman Judy said. However, it is expected that Mr. Foley will be appointed to fill the posi- tioft Possible Transfer Mr. Chittenden reported that the board will probably begin the task of reallocating children to the throng of 10,000 persons gathered at The Green. To the delight of ~mu.ime.ii. oy acnoois is as 101- h * r fellow-Waterburians she said. lows: Salem, 480; Central avenue, | £^ s ha J V< ?," d ^ ful f ? ell J>B to ^e 314; Rubber avenue, 176; Oak street, °" "*"" One of Hollywood's finest stars, OI '^allocating children to the Rosalind Russell, gave Waterbury's three new elementary schools in the "Red Feather" Drive an auspicious I 8 P rin S- H e emphasized that it will start last night before a cheering ! be a difficult task, but added that tVirr»Ti<r /\f i[\nnr\ nA*.t***«.. «i Jj there is a nnssihilitvr *Viof nn*.tc. n f 102; Hop Brook, street, 271. , 245; Prospect Seymour Telephone Users To Be Polled On New Proposal Tiie Southern New England Telephone Company has offered its Seymour subscribers a pany (plan to eliminate back home." She voiced an enthusiastic plea on behalf of the Community Chest campaign. The crowd shouted f.heir approval when she promised, "I'll be back again next year and every year if you people make this, campaign the biggest ever in Waterbury." jMiid Purchase Approved Authorization for the purchase j of the land where the Public Marj ket is located from the New Haven [Railroad was granted Mayor Raymond E. Snyder by the Boards of Finance and Aldermen, at consecutive meetings yesterday noon. Sale nflna (c CQQ Ann charges between the Seymour and the Ansonia-Derby exchanges. The proposal would be baised pn increases in the monthly service toll jP rlce . is • 1 The land will be used for a pub- lic parking place. The money foi- the purchase will come issue from rates and would provi^ localt^ I bhe £ St Gfeneral A ^ free calling to the 15.000 subscrilT- l by the ™ ty recent 'y- ers in the two exchanges, it was announced today by E. J. W, John- ,. by Genera » Assembly and sold son, the company's local Seymour Action Papers Served •Court litigation to compel, the Inter-County Construction Co. to rodents rates would | . pay higher wages . to employes at for business, the increase would be slightly higher. If the plan is ap- V-rov'ed by a majority of the Seymour subscribers, in a mail poll. it •will be presented to Ansonia- Derby. Hospital Bulletins Miss Marian Wyntt has returned from the Hartford Hospital and will spend the next five weeks at H~' w Edgar Wyatt ' of the Mrs. street, recuperating from an operation for a very badly 'dislocated neck vertebrae. Leopold Kwasniewski, of 39 School street, is a ' medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. group of citizens, all AFL members. Mayor Raymond E. Snyder and City Engineer Henry C. Whitlock were served yesterday with papers in a mandamus action returned to the Common Pleas Court. The petitioners are all members of the AFL Building Trades Council, but entered the suit as private citizens. The suit is based on a contention that the firm is obligated under a ciy ordinance to pay the prevailing wage of the city, This is pointed . to be $1.425 an hour compared ;to the $1.25 now paid by the firm. Wages apply to building and unskilled laborers. there is a possibility that parts of one or two of the schools will be opened for use in the spring. Chairman Judy said that construction of the schools is progressing normally. Structural steel has been erected at all three sites and brick work is now being done. Both contractors are worried about the delivery date of steel window frames, he said. It is feared that the steel strike may cause delivery to be delayee}, thereby delaying completion of the schools. School Buses Mr Cm'ttenden reviewed the transportation of pupils at some length. He said that it has been necessary for buses to make four additional trips each day. either because of crowded conditions or for taking kindergarten children home at noon. A committee from the Gienridge development has contacted tho superintendent to request bus transportation tar children from the fourth to eighth grades. Transportation is now provided for children in kindergarten, first, second fContinued on Page Five) rtnlning tonight! For choice i, beer, and other brTerages rail Oldakowski at Hie City Package Tel, •"" ' ' Former State JWV Commander Succumbs A former state commander of the Jewish War Veterans died this morning after a brief illness. Albert A. Reich of Hartford, who also wa>s regional national vice-commander, will be buried this after-noon. He leaves his widow and three daughters. Reich served as head of th«v Hartford post of the Jewish War Veterans for three terms. He was instrumental in setting up the JW-V Citizens award made annually to a Hartford resident for his w,->T-k in proinotin.T better intcr- faith understanding.

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