Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 15, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, October 15, 1949
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Today's Chuckle The human brain Is a wonderful thine. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. VOL. LXIV, NO. 242 WKATIIKR Cloudy with occasional light rain today. Cooler than yesterday. Rain tonight, clearing Sunday. Continued cool and increasing: northeast winds late today and this evening becoming fresh and backing to north tonight. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 62; 3 a .m., 61; 6 a. m., 58; 10 a. m., 62. Education Board Reports -Sept. ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Receives For June 15,730 Routine Health Checks Made In Year Reports covering the months of June through September were presented to the Board of Education by Suprintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden at the regular monthly meeting of the group Thursday afternoon. Mr. Chittenden reported that 24 teachers were absent for a total of 48 days during June. Thirteen substitutes were employed for a total of 41 1-2 days. No substitutes were employed sir days. Substitutes were: Ruah L. Engelstad. Emily Gibbs. Nostra Daume, Marjorie Baxter. George Vought, Marie Daly. Jane Garrick, Mary S. Dolan. Helen L. Cooney. Patricia Pasho. Mary Shanley. Elizabeth P. Helquist and Patricia Robinson. School Nurses The school nurses' report for June shows that nine schools were visited and 600 routine health inspections made. Other statistics are as follows: Children taken home because of illness. 10; home visits. 19: telephone calls. 50; T. and A. operations, 13; minor injuries treal- ed, 59; taken to St. Mary's clinic six; taken to Southbury training school by Miss Brooks, two; playground accidents, one, Central ave nue. and six. Salem; taken to doctor's office, one. Two fire drills were held in each of the seven public schools. Six sets of working papers weie issued, five of which were new, the other a transfer. None of those receiving new certificates left school. All were to work part time. All were residents of the borough and five were 16, the other 17. Dental Hyglenlst Helens M. Olsen, school dental hygienist, reported that 50 examinations were made during June and 20 cleanings given. Other statistics: Sodium fluorine treatments. 108; schools visited, all public and parochial; dental clinic,, one-half day. "The yeary report of the dental hygiene department shows that 650 examinations were made, 311 cleanings and 1,125 sodium fluorine treatments given. The dental clinic was held for 13 1-2 days and 750 denta! certificates were received. The report on the Junior Chamber of Commerce dental clinic for June is as follows: Number of days, one-half: number of patients, eight; extractions of permanent teeth, one; number of fillings, 11; number of examinations, five; completed cases, one; tees., received $1 Attending- 'it-nttet was Dr. Everett Rogers. The yearly report of the clinic is as follows: Number of days. 13 1-2; number of visits to clinic, 193; extractions of temporary teeth. 21; extractions of permanent teeth, nine; number of filings, 205: number of treatments, eight; number of examinations, 127; completed cases, 20; fees received, $20. Attending dentists were: Dr. Rogers, Dr. Edward Delaney, Dr. George DuBois. Dr. Hans Grieg- bach. Dr. Albert Heacock. Dr. Edward Iverman and Dr. John Mariano. Mr. Cnitenden's report for September shows that eight teachers were absent a total of 14 days. Seven substitutes "were employed for 13 days, with no substitute one day. Substitutes were: Marjorie Baxter. Helen Cramp. Joan Glenn, Evelyn Pearson. Robert Stahl. Lillian Becker and Marie M. Daly. Working Papers Three sets of working papers were issued in July, seven in August and 21 in September. Of the total of 31. 26 were new and five (Continued on Page Eight) Speilacy To Head March Of Dimes In Connecticut New York. N. Y.—Thomas J. Speilacy. prominent attorney and former msyor of Hartford, has been appointed Connecticut State Chairman of the 1950 March of Dime-;. Basil O'Connor, .president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, announced today. As Chairman. Mr. Speilacy will be in over-all charge of planning and organizing- the annual fund raisins drive, and will coordinate activities of all city and county campaign chairmen in the state. The March of Dimes is conducted each Januarv by the National Foundation and its 2.300 county chapters to finance the nationwide fight against polio in the fields of patient care. 5Cier.tiflc research and professional educatiort The 1950 appeal will be held January 16-31. J (By United Press) BA-JK EXECUTED Budapest — Th,e Hungarian foreign ministry announces that former Foreign Minister Laszlo Rajk has been executed. Itajk was hanged with two other persons convicted with him on charges of spying for Yugoslavia and the United States. AGREEMENT Berlin—The new eastern German government has authorized its foreign trade minister to negotiate a trade agreement with Hungary as soon as possible. The agreement is expected to be only the first of a series of similar packs to bind the" new east German state to the Russian satellites. EXPECT APPEAL New York—The 11 top American Communists convicted of teaching and advocating overthrow of the government are expected to appeal their convictions immediately. The defendants face possible terms of 10 years in prison and lines of up to $10,000 each. They have until October 28 to file their appeal. And on November 25,' their lawyers are slated to go to jail for terms ranging from 30 days to six months for contempt of court. "GOOD" INFLUENCE New York—Top Communists in New York say the conviction of the 11 leading Communists is a turning point which will make many converts to Communism. But they say the verdict won't drive the party underground. The Communist newspaper—the Daily Worlcer—says that millions at Americans will be influenced by THe verdict to join the Communist party. UNDERGROUND Washington — Cong. Harold Velde says the staff of the House un-American Activities Committee has ben alerted to watch for a movement underground by American Communists. The Illinois Republican says the conviction of the 11 Communist leaders may Influence Red officials to make the organization a secret society—but he says the committee's investigators will go underground also. • oOo PRESSURE ON Washington—Republican Senator Wayne Morse says the CIO organization in his home state of Oregon is putting pressure on him to influence his vote on legislation. The Oregon Republican says the CIO refuses to indorse his campaign for re-election unless-^-as he puts it -he votes for the proposed Columbia Valley administration . 000 GOP STRATEGY Chicago — Republican 'State Chairman Verncn Romney oE Utah says the GOP is the nation's, only bulwark against Socialism. Romney issued his statement after a meeting in Chicaso of 1« GOP state leaders from western and middle western states. The meeting was held to .-plan Republican stratcfjy for next year's elections. OOO LOST CANYON Jamestown, N. D. — Animal trainer Gene Holter of Jamestown, N. D., claims to have discovered a herd of tiny cattle hi a lost canyon somewhere in the West. Holter says he has brought five of the cattle, two bulls and three cows, out by helicopter. But he won't put them on display just yet. oOo IN NEW ROLE Salt Lake City — A convicted murderer now in Utah's State prison, has been named vice- president of a $100,000 corporation which will manufacture his invention. Robert McCoy, 57-year.- old prisoner who is slated for freedom in December, invented a new-type metal cutting tool while in prison. A judge and a former prison warden also are officers of the corporation. Defense Lawyers For Reds Sentenced For Contempt 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTO Hospital Bulletins Mrs. James Murphy of 73 Millville avenue is a surgical patient at St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury. Arthur Haver-sat of New Ha von read, is a. surgical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Margaret Murphy, 278 Millville avenue, is a" surgical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Sta«7, ?»« H S? ! ' Erickson -Entertaining tonight! For choice Stotors. 1»9 Bniibrr Arc., gtt your car liquors. beer, and other heTeraces rail readj lor whiter with » motor tnne-np. I "Hill" Olrtakowsk! at the City 1'nrtaBo • Store, Tel, 18SS.— Adr. ~ A " T - Four 01 the Jive defense lawyers in the trial of elev .n top communists are pictured utsldeNewVorlt's Federal courthouse ofter they had been sentenced by Judge Harold Medina for contempt of court Their conduct during the trial caused the Federal Judge to pronounce sentences ranging from one 'to six months. Left to right are: Abraham Iseerman, New York, four months; George Crockett, Detroit four months; Richard Gladstein, San Francisco, six months and Harry M. Sacher New York, six months. '(Int.) Dignitaries To Attend Dedication Of New Cristoforo Colombo Hall Tonight Borough Man GivenSentence Of Two Years Marion Kerski,- 35, of Forest street, was sentenced to two -years in the Litchfldd County Jail, to be suspended at the end of 60 days, in Sujrfirior Court in Winsted yesterday. The local man, charged with theft of a motor vehicle and breaking- and entering, pleaded guilty to both counts and wa.s sentenced to one ysar on each. At the end of f>0 days he will be released on two years' probation. Kerski waj? chained with taking a vehicle from a New Preston parking let, June 18, 1M4. He was arrested by State Police in August after he was released from the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury where he had served a sentence on a charge of breaking and entering the New Preston post office. Frank Elderkin, of Middlebury, charged with breaking and entering and theft in Woodbury, pleaded firuilty to both counts and was .'•entcnccd to a year in tho LHcli- fiold County jail on ench. the trrms to run oonourrontly. Sentence was suspended and Eldprkin wa.s placed on two year's probation. Loui:5 Bioski, who faces the si-tmc charges as Elderkin, was not arranged yesterday. Beacon Falls Visitor Returns To England Mips Beatrnc Collins, who has spent the past' throe months as the house frucst of her cousin. Mrs. John Donlan, 31 South Circle, sailed Friday on the Queen Mary from New York for her homo in Birmingham. Ericlp.rd. Mrs. IJon- lan accorrranied her to New York City. John Yablonski of Cooke Line is reported by his family to he slinnt- 'v improved at St. Mnry's hnspitnl, Wntnrbury, where he is a medical patient. Mr. and Mrs. , Eugene Schoitho if 49 Wolfe avenue entertained at a family birthday party Thursday in honor of their son, Eujlkne. who celebrated his sixth birthday. 35th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fitzpat- nck of Highland avenue are'ob- serving the occasion of their 35th w-edding- anniversary today The couple was married in St. "Augustine's church, Seymour, October 15 1914. by Father Leddy. Mrs. Fitz- natrick is tho former Edith Smith of Sctauket. L. I. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick arc the oarents of four children; Mrs. John Zebora of Meriden, Mrs. Richard Zollo and Miss Ann Fitzpatrick of Beacon Falls, and a son, Thomas, a student at Emerson College, Boston, Mass. A .imall family gathering is planned for tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick also have four grandsons. Several Baseball Stars Invited, Committee Reports Naugratuck, Oct. 15. T h e new Cristoforo Colombo Hal!, will be dedicated in formal cere monies tonight at 8 o'clock with state and borough officials, in attendance. The new home, located ot» South Main street, was designed by Patsy Labriola, president of tfie Cristoforo Colombo Society, native of Italy who studied architectural design in that country. Before coming to this country in 1915, he was a builder of bridges and other construction in Italy. He is one of Naufiatuck's most prominent real estate men. A great amount of the work on the home w.os done by volunteers of tho club. The home is the most modern in the borough. The grounds have been landscaped^ shrubbery planted, and parking facilities for 300 cars provided. The one-story ranch type building includes a reception hall, comfort rooms, a consultation room for the directors, a bar. television, a modern kitchen and & beautiful ball room, with recessed stage, and revolving: crystal light, with a soalins capacity of 300. The home was opened to tho public Wednesday and Thursday nights. 'Honored guests have included M.I-. ami Mrs. Luke Tan- '.irradi nnd Mrs. Betty Veronica. Stockwcll, mother of Dean Stockwell, of California, Police Chief John J. Goi-mley. Fire Chief John J. Sheridan, William Rosenblatt, I-eynard Berger, Mrs. Josephine DeCarlo, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rots-ate of New Haven, Mr. and Mrs. Al Errico of. Waterbury, and 'Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fa'miularo of New York, and Stephen Sweeney. Guests Tonight Special ffueivts at tonight's ceremonies include: The Rev. Paul F. Keating, pastor of St. Francis' Church, Joseph P. Donahue, JUirlolph M. Hennick. Dr. Victor A. Casella, society physician, State Reps. Adam Mengacci and Leonard Caine, Judfre -Martin L. Caiqe. former Cong. Joseph E. Talbot, Con.?. James T. Patterson, Prosecutor Thomas Neary, Warden Harry L. Carter, and Burgess William Rado. Also many baseball stars have been invited, including Frnnk ""nei-" Shea of the N. Y. Yankees, Joe DiMaggrio, and v^s Don. Vic Raschi, Phil Ruzzutcf* Yogi Berra Frank Crossette. "Gov. ' -Jerry One of the speakers at tonight's event will be-Jerry Labriola, a student at Yale UnivenHty and son r>f President Patsy Labriola. Jerry was Youth Governor at Hartford Youth in Government conference la-st April, and an honor student at Naugatuck High school. Officers of the society besides President Labriola, are Louis DeCarlo, vico-prcisidcnt, who will be (Continued on Page Eight) Births GRICKTS—At St. Mary's hospital, Oct. 14, a daughter to Mr. and Miij. John Grickis. Scott street. Mrs. Grickis is the former Mar- g-aret Dillon. TRUELOVE—At St. Mary's hospital, Oct. 14, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Truelove, of May avenue. Mrs. Truelove is the former Jane Thurston, Polish-American Club To Dedicate Larger Quarters With Ceremonies Tonight Fifty Connecticut Cities; Towns Have Police Radio Waterbury "Roz" Russell To Entertain King, Queen Rosalind Russell, the actress who made Hollywood more than a little Connecticut-conscious, is going to do her bit to make the King and j Queen Of England a little happier. She's scheduled to appear beforo their, royal Highnesses in a command performance next month. The appearance is scheduled Nov. 15, and will, also include Gregory Peck, Greer Garson and Ginger Rogers. Now visiting with her mother in Waterbury, and with her brother, Atty. James Russell in Southbury, the vivacious actress said she plans to sail for Europe with her husband, Frederick Brisson, Nov. 2 on the Queen Elizabeth. Today, the party will attend the Yale-Cornell football game. Fireman Injured A Waterbury fireman was slightly injured yesterday afternoon while fighting a fire that caused $2,000 damage to the porch and attic.: of a house at 1085 South Main street, owned by Lionel Lalibcrte occupant of the third floor. Pvt. Frank Carroll of Engine 4 •vas treated by Dr. Frank A. Bowes, police and fire surgeon for second degree burns under the left eye. He was returned to duty. More GOP Voters New voters continue to express a preference for the Republican primary list in Waterbury. Yesterday, 90 Republicans and 04 Democrats si K nod the. list, giving the GOP a lead for the year of 239 Total number of voters made for the year is 2,743, with only 847 not asserting party preference. Two Robberies There were two roberies in Waterbury last night. And police believe the thieves were looking for something besides culture. One of the breaks was 'at the las Bronson library—the other at the Post Business College. Yale Needs Funds; Will Not Request Government Aid (By United Fress} Yale President Charles Seymour says the university will be forced to reduce itself to "the status of a second-rate institution" unless it receives more funds W meet rising costs. Dr. Seymour told a meeting of Yale alumni representatives that f he university would not look to the government for assistance. Instead. It would rather accept funds from its friends and alumni. Dr. Seymour said that there is fin" increasing tendency today to lay your troubles in the lap of the government. —Hn&thy children drink plenty ol or«-at Oak Farm's piistonrizeil milk. Call Naattatnrb 5041). Star! dellrcrj- tmliiy.— Board To Vote On Armory Site Warden Harry L. Carter has received a letter from the Attorney General's office in Hartford requesting information regarding the transfer of Riverside drive property to the Connecticut National Guard for a garage site. Details of the vote of the Board oi Warden and Burgesses in acting to deed the (property to the guard for the construction of a garage and armory were requested. Two years ago construction of an armory seemed fairly certain but since that time the land has been removed from the jurisdiction of the Board of Education and is now under the authority of .the Board of Park Commissioners. Because of this It will be necessary to bring- the matter before the boroug-h board for approval again. The warden said that the matter would be considered at the November meeting and would in all likelihood be approved. Brig. Gen. Joseph <P. Nolan, of the Conn. National Guard expressed the opinion that the site is ideally suited for a military installation. If constructed in Naugatuck, the structure -will be 128 feet long by 52 feet wide. Gen. Nolan definitely stated • that the garage would not encroach on the Recreation Field. Engineers from Boston were to have examined the property and submit (plans by Oct. 18. To date no action ha:s been taken in examining or approving the site. State Representative Adam W^ncci said earlier this week that he intended to contract Hartford officials to determine why no action has been taken. Many Smaller Than Borough Equipped, Survey Reveals Fifty cities and towns in Connecticut are protected with police radio service, in addition' to the State Police FM system, according to information available from State Police Commissioner Edward J. Hickey. Several towns of smaller area and population than Naugatuck have installed police radio, the list shows. The question of police radio in Naugatuck is expected to be raised in connection with the noxt budget meeting of the freemen. The complete list of radio- equipped towns follows: Ansonia, Bethel, Bloomfield. Branford. Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Darien, Derby, Enfield, East Hartford, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton, Hamden, Hartford, Manchester. Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Canaan, New Haven, Newingtoh, New London, North Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Seymour, Southington, Stamford, Stratford, Suffield, Torringtoh, Trumbull, Wal- Kingford, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, West Haven, Wethcrsfield, Willimantic, Westport, Windsor, Winsted and'Wood- bridge. Valley Teachers Meet Here Tuesday The Naugatuck Valley Teachers- Association will hold its first meeting since spring, next Tuesday eve- ing at 7:30 o'clock in the Naugatuck High school auditorium. At that time a nominating committee will submit a slate of officers for the coming ear. The election and installation of new officers will :'ollow. Guest speaker will be William Flaherty, deputy commissioner of 'he State Department of Education. The short business meeting will be followed by a social hour, with refreshments, in the gymnasium. Reincke Orders Guard Take Active Part In Armistice Programs Hartford, Oct. 15—Major Gen- •eral Frederick Gv Reincke, the Adjutant General, today called for a more enthusiastic, reflective and meaningful observance of Admis- tice Day, in a special training circular to all units'of the state military forces. He;also directed that all state units participate in observances scheduled in local communities. Citing the necessity for demanding peace in this atomic era,' he .risked that all thoughtful persons observe the day and not lose sierht of its true significance, v In his communication, he said: "The annual observance of Armistice Day, less than a month away, occurs in a period when men and women, to a marked degree, have lost sight of the true significance of this event. Armistice Day is more than just an9ther holiday. It is a day set apart for rest and the reflection upon the causes and costs of war, its sacrifices, suffering, destruction and needless waste j Borough Officials, Reps. Patterson, Sadlak To Speak The recently completed addition to the Polish-American Club, on Bridge street, will be dedicated at ceremonies starting at 6 o'clock this evening at the club. Congressman James T. Patterson, of Naugatuck, and Connecticut's Congressman-at-Large, Antoni N. Sadlak, have notified the club of their acceptance of invitations to attend. Also attending as special guests will be Warden Harry L. Carter, Borough Court Judge Martin L. Caine, Police Chief John J. Gormley, Fire Chief John J. Sheridan, Borough Attorney and former Congressman Joseph Talbot and the borough burgesses. The dedication ceremonies will begin with a dinner at 6 o'clock, to be followed by Iirief addresses by- Congressmen Patterson and Sadlak, the other invited guests and officers of the club. Dancing will follow. The Polish-American Club, Inc.. was founded by a group of Union City residents in 1921, to promote social activities, to assist Polish immigrants in obtaining citizenship papers, to discuss political issues and to arrange payments of benefits to members in case of sickness or death. It was incorporated in 1927 and moved Into its present home, the old Union City fire house, in 1933. 155 Members The organization continued to grow, until at present there are 105 members. Because of the increased membership, the building became too small and the construction of the new addition was authorized. The addition is a one-story modern structure which allows for a large hall in the front, a cocktail lounge and a large, modern kitchen. In the basement are recreation rooms and shower room*. -Officers of the club are: John Zbikowskf, president; Victor Grabowski, vice-president; Charles Galeski. recording secretary; Henry Sawicki, treasurer; Frank Grabowski, financial secretary; Anthony Pruchnicki, trustee; Stanley C. Slomcenski, steward and Anthony Buraczewski, guard. Edmund Furs was in charge of ticket sales for the dedication. (Continued on Page Eight) Missing Woman Telephones Mother New London, Oct. 15—(UP)— Reported missing for a week, 16-year- od Mrs. Grace Mattcston Mahon telephoned her mother from Albany. N. Y., last night that she is all right. Mrs. Mahon disappeared while returning to her husband in Milwaukee. A nine-state alarm was broadcast to try and locate her. When she telephoned her mother last night, Mrs. Mahon said she would be home for the weekend. But her mother didn't know whether she meant New London or Milwaukee. She gave no explanation of her absence. You Should Know Malcolm H. Wilson, West Side Community Club Pres. When you know "Mai" Wilson, , you wft lalso know his wife, Nan, for they are an ideal team. Your acquaintanceship with them will prove rewarding and inspiring. The writer has been closely .issocial.nd with them in community projects since they came to Naugatuck in 1944. Mai Wilson's work had brought him through the Valley, Naugatuck and the surrounding area several years before, and even then Naugatuck suggested itself to him as a good town in which to raise a family. For 11 months in 1943 Mai Wilson lived in Naugatuck away from his family, and roomed with the Jim Donnellys on Hillside avenue. As the months rolled by, and his circle of friends grew, the desire to make the borough his home became more intense. Talk of the "new development" roused his hopes, and the Wilsons were one of the first families to move into the new settlement. In November, 1944, there were no aide- walks, no lawns, no lights, just mud, but the house at 205 Quinn street was home. "We always remember our first Thanksgiving Day dinner '.n Xau- gatuck," Mai laughed, "and I still marvel at Nan's ingenuity in preparing it. The gas had not been turned on and we sat down to a wonderful dinner cooked on a two- burner electric plate. It made us think of some of the difficulties our forefathers faced." The honest friendliness of the MALCOLM H. WILSON Wilsons made them friends among the many new comers! to the Development. Mai attended the first meeting of residents of the area I at the corner of Quinn and Chestnut streetts, in September, 1945, to see what could be done to obtain bus service. At this meeting Joseph DcLuca was elected chairman of the group. Mai pitched in and stood shoulder- to-shoulder with Joe and others in their efforts on behalf of the development. The idea of bus service spread and soon the group had the cooperation of other groups throughout the town. Early in 1946, the Community Club was organized, and Malcolm was elected a vice-president. The group decided to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop, and Malcolm Wilson served on the committc for Troop 15. and is now chairman of the troop committee. Another project to which they threw their whole-hearted support was the movement to establish Parent-Teacher Associations in Naugatuck. This was a long slow and discouraging struggle. There are now four active PTA unitg in the Borough, and Nan Wilson is President of the Hop Brook unit. Bom In Mass. Taking a panoramic view into the past, we find Mai Wilson was born in Brookfield, Mass., and moved to Spencer Mass., when very young. He is,the son of Mrs. Gertrude Wilson of Spencer. His father Aaron Wilson, died ten years ago. After his graduation from the (Continued on Page Three)

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