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r J'oday's Chuckle Policeman: "How did you happen to knock the pedestrian down?" Motorist: "I didn't. I just pulled up to him, stopped the car to wait for him to pass, and he fainted." —The Real News. Batlg 3X3tuts 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 243 • THE WEATHER Sunny, mfld this afternoon. Fair, cool and frosty tonight with a low temperature from 32 to 36. Ijttle change in temperature tomorrow. TEMPERATURE REPOBT Midnight 42; 3 a. m. 40; 6 a. m. 38; 9 a. m. 65; Noon 70. ESTABLISHED 1885 MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Presi Speakers, Guests At Cristoforo Colombo Hall Dedication 8 PAGES PRICK FIVE CENT* 500 Attend Dedi cation Of Cristoforo Colombo Hall Rubber, Union Conference On In New York Top ranking officials of the U. S. Rubber Co. and the United Rubber Workers of America, CIO, opened negotiations today on the union demands for a 25-cent-an- hour wage increase and the S100 a nionthj>eT>sion plan outlined for the rubber industry. Representatives of each sidi- met today at the Hotel Park-Sheraton. New york City. It is expected an agreement will be reached by P'ri- day. Loca.1 45. footwear plant, is represented by its policy committee, consisting of President George Froehlich. Stephen Rose and Stephen Knapik. L. S. Buckmaster, international union president, is spokesman for the union. Other union leaders attending the conferences from here are President Frank Witkoski of Local 308, Synthetic plant and Prer.^ «;t Frank Lynch of Local 218, Chemical Co. T. Rex. Bshrman. industrial relations manager of the footwear wear .:lant is at the meeting, and the company is being represent- by E. M. Cushing, industrial relations dire-tor of the U. S. Rubber Co. W. E. Bradford is representing the Naugatuck Chemical Co. at the session. Funeral Rites For H. C. Richardson This Afternoon Harold C- Richardsoin. 60. of 20 Frederick street, an auditor at Perer Paul. Inf.. died Saturdy. Dr. William E. Hill, -medical examiner said Mr. Richardson committed suicide. Born Dec. 4. 1S88 in Oovington N. Y . he was the son of the late . Edwin and Annie fCastle) Rich- rdsni. H" had been a Naugatuck resident since 1923 and was a member of St. Michael's Episcooal Church. He was a mrmber of Salem Lodge. Masons, and had been treasurer of the lodge since its founding. He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Ruby (Perkins) Richardson. Naugatuck: two daughters. Mrs. John C. Haosen. Cambridge. Mass.. and Mrs. Paul KebaiMan."Levittown. L. I.: a brother. Horace Richardson New York City; two sisters. Mrs H. H. Martin and Mi=s Hazel Richardson. Doth of W«>st Roxhury. Mass.. and two Jrrandchildren. Jean Kebabian and Deborah Hansen. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Aider- son Funeral Home. 201 Meadow street. The Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst. rector of St. Michael's Church and the Rev. Richard Baxter. Middlebury. assistant rector, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family and friends are asked to please omit flowers. Patsy Labriola Presented Watch, Paid High Tribute The walls of the new Cristoforo Colombo hall bulged with -an overflow crowd of more than 500 Saturday night as formal dedication ceremonies were conducted in an atmosphere of grandeur. Pntsy Labriola, (president of the 2lub and the key factor in the ma• ior building undertaking, was lauded by every guest speaker, and ipplauded loudiy by the members i.nd friends in attendance. He was il3o presented an engraved wrist- vatch as a me-memo of the club's ;ratitude, the presentation belrvT nade by Toastmaster Louia De- A full-course ^dinner was served by ladies of the Montanari-Rado Post Auxiliary, and the dinner was 'ollowed by dancing to the music of Ray Hotchkiss and his orche:^ ra. The celebration .was one that long will be remembered as an a.p- prcjpriate occasion foi the opening of the finest quarters occupied by any Naugatuclt fraternal or- ;anization. Speakers who joined in expressions honoring the Crfetoforo Colombo Society and its president inc-luded: Warden Harry L. Carter, Congressman James T. Patterson, Police Chief John J. Gormley, Fire Chief John J. Sheridan," Rep. (Continued on Page Eight) James DeCarlo Dies; Was Local Resident More Than 50 Years James DeCarlo, 82, New Haven •oad, died late yesterday afternoon U St. Mary's Hospital after an illness of two weeks. A native of Italy, he had been a Naugatuck resident for the past 50 years. He was a member of the 7ristoforo Colombo Society. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. James Montanari. Mrs. Prime •lasaa and Mrs. Henry Lovine, all >f Naugatuck; and Mrs. Chris Choris and Mrs. William Grada, both of Boston, Mass.; four sons, Frank, .Villiam and Jerry of Naugatuck. i n (] , Roeco o! Middletown; 14 -randchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held .Vednesday morning at 8:15 o'clock 'rom the- Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place to St. Franks' Church where a solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrat- 2d at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in "it. James'. Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral lome this evening from 7 to 10 j'clock and tomorrow afternoon a.nd evening from 2 to 5. and from 7 to 10 o'clock. Chest X-Ray Programs Tomorrow Members of the 1949 Tuberculosis Christmas Seal campaign committee will be in attendance tomorrow at Naugatuck High School and in Glendale Manor to witness the chest x-ray programs arranged. High school students will be x-rayed during school class hours. Adults are invited to be x-rayed at the high school between 12:30 and 1:30 p. m. at no charge. No appointments are necessary for the x-ray program to be conducted by the Glendale Manor Community club tomorrow from 5 tb 8 p. m. The work will be carried on in the Humiston residence, 30 General Dalton Drive. Additional information may be obtained by calling 5996 or 5452. The Glendale club has made arrangements for the x- rays of anyone over 15 years of age at a nominal charge of fifty cents. Members of the TB committee, headed by Mrs. Clarence S. Austin, who will be in attendance, include Mrs. William E. Hill, Mrs. F. D. Nawrath, Mrs. Paul E. Eason, Albert Eggleton, Beacon Falls; Mrs. Eloise H. Heath, Waterbury, Mrs. Fremont W. Tolles, Mrs. Lewis A. Dibble, Jr., and Mrs. Charles Brust. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Helen Grenier, 56 Hotchkiss treet, is a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury. Mrs. Stratton Kralis of Park avenue, is a patient in the New Ha/en General hospital, where she is reported to be recuperating- and in od condition. John Edward Donlah, Beacon Falls, Dies Suddenly At Home John Edward Donlan, 72. of 31 South Circle, died suddenly yesterday at his home. Death was due to natural causes, according to Dr. William E. Hill, medical examiner. Born in Frarmngham, Mass., Feb. 28, 1877, Mr. Donlan was the son of the late William and Catherine (Dillon) Donlan. He was employed at the Homer D. Bronson Co., ;ind was a communicant of St. Michael's Church. He was a member of the Beacon Falls Republican Club. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen C. (Murray) Donlan, a daughter, Mrs. John J. Schulze, and a granddaughter. Miss Reanne Schulze. all of Beacon Falls. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Naugatuck, to St. Michael's Church, Beacon Falls, where a solemn high Mass of re- q u i e m will be celebrated at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. James' Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from' 7 to 10 o'clock and tomorrow afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 10 o'clock. > Rev. Ekstam Takes Pulpit Here Sunday The Rev. Harry J. Ekstam, new minister of the Hillside Congregational church, and his family arrived in the borough today from Brooklyn, N. Y,. and have taken —>"ow is tint time to have Krirksun Motors, J2tt Hubhi-r Avc., jfet .votir car ready lor winter with u iniitur'tuiie-uii. — REV. HARRY 3. EKSTAM up residence at the 'parsonage on Hillside avenue. Thr: Rev. Ekstam will assume his new duties next Sunday. Yesterday a farewell reception was held in honor of the Rev. Earl A. Pope, who has served as interim minister at the church for the past six months. Mr. Popr- came to the local church in May, when the Rev. Paul W. Peterson resigned to acc<*pt a call to a pastorate in Jamestown, N. Y. The Ilev. Pope preached his last two sermons at the Hillside church ', yoMliM'day, and at the 5 o'clock | Vesper service, hr v;n.s 'paid high I tribute by Fridolf Anderson, chairman of the church board. Mr. Anderson gave high praise (for Mr. Pope's service to the church and his strong spiritual personality and faith in God. He also pointed out his great determination at getting things done for tht; church .and stated that the Rev. Pq-c always will be remembered as onp of the local church body. Tile chairman presented the minister a generous check. Clifford Swanson, president of the Hi-Lea.jrue ,also expressed the appreciation of that organization and presented Mr. Pope a gift. The honored guest spoke briefly and said that he appreciated and enjoyed the spirit of the church as a whole. He closed his remarks with the reading of several scripture passages. Refreshments were served in the church parlors by members of the Ladies' auxiliary of the church. Theft Of Car New Evidence Police Need Radio System Dignitaries At Polish-American Club Dedication Club Bridt «t/% V „ ta W dedicatl "S -*>» opting: ol the new addition at the Polish-American Drahi™??!! street. Saturday night, are shown in ihe above photo. Left to right are John Zbikowskl, club president; Stanley Muck, toastmaster, New Britain; R=,p. Anton! Sadlak: Mrs. Sadlak; Rep. James T. Patterson, Police Chief John J. Gormley and Warden Harry I* Carter. Polish-American Club' Dedicates Larger Quarters j Sadlak, Patterson r~ Newman. Abel <*««** speakers; Bill I pTINQ * fW«.9nn A **«„,! vULJUJUlinu Elected By Odd Fellows Two Naugatuck men were elected officers of the Grand Encampment of Connecticut, Odd Fellows, at the annual meeting held Saturday in Hartford. Harold E. Newman was elected Grand Patriarch, and Warren D. Abel as Grand Scribe. The 1950 session of the Grand Encampment will be held in Odd Fellows hall, Naugatuck. Members of Magnolia Encampment, I. O. O. >'., attending Saturday's session were: Mr. Newman, Mr. Abel, William F. Lutz, Seth Booth, Arthur Clark, Walter Painter, Carl Peterson and Wilbert Todd. William V. O'Donneil Succumbs In Seymour After Long Illness William Vincent O'Donnell, 66, of 38 Meadow street, , Seymour, husband of Mrs. Mary (Penro.se) O'Donnell, formerly of Naugatuck, ilied yesterday itt his home following a lingering illness. Mr. O'Donnell was born Oct. 1, 1883. He is survived by his wife, a '•on, John J .O'Donnell of Cleveland, O.; a daughter, Mrs. John •Mrjllen, of Seymour; a brother, Lawrence O'Donnell, of New Jersey; three sisters. Mrs. Otto Boek- or, of Seymour; Miss Etta O'Donnell, of Seymour; and Mrs. Henry Ha.mel of Relmont, Mass.; and two grandchildren, John and Michael Mullen, of Soymour. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:45 o'clock from the Jam^s Shay Funeral Home, 47 Washington street, to St. Augustine's Church, Seymour. Burial will be in St. Augustine's cemetery, Seymour. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 o'clock, tomorrow afternoon from 3 to 5 and tomorrow evening from 7 to 10 o'clck. Rev. Albert Taylor Back From Ireland The Rev. Albert Taylor, assistant pastor of St. Francis' church, returned from a month's pilgrimage to Ireland during the weekend. He spoke on his experiences nt Masses yesterday and resumed his duties as 'principal of St. Francis' 'parochial school today. Sadlak, Patterson Guest Speakers; Over 200 Attend Rep. James T. Patterson and Rep.at-Large Antoni Sadlak were principal speakers Saturday night at dedication c«emonies of the recently completed addition to the Polish-American Club, Bridge street. More than 200 attended. Seated at \tl<J3 speakers' table were PA Club President John Zbikowski and Mrs. Zbikowski, Vice-President Victor Grabowski and Mrs. Grabowski, Recording Secretary Casimir Galeski, Stanley Mack, toastmaster, from New Britain; Albert Stone, New Britain; Rep. and Mrs. Antoni Sadlak, Rep. Patterson, Warden Harry L. Carter, Police Chief John J. Gormley, Fire Chief John J, Sheridan and former Rep. Joseph Talbot. Mr. Talbot introduced Mr. Sadlak whD spoke both in Polish and English. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Roginski, Mr. and Mrs.. John Finsel, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Geyna, Joseph Lisieski, Joseph Warren Joseph Zydkiewicz, Anthony Karzynski. Also delegations from Hartford, Torrington. Meriden, New Britain and Waterbury. Others present were: Mr. and Mrs. Felix Witkowski. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pawlowski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schildgen. Mr and Mrs. Benny Krzykowski Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strusinski. Mr. and Mrs. William Oldakowskl, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hagstrom. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Siwanowicz. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eschuk, Mr. and Mrs. Z. Niestiemski, Mr. and Mrs. Al Grabowski. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gesseck, Michael Kalinowski, Mr and Mrs. George Rxisnak, Mr. and Mrs. A. Pallacovitch. Mr. and Ms. Michael Alexinski, Mr. and Mrs John Wojnarowski, Mr. and Mrs, S. Klimasewski, Mr. and Mrs. E. Slomcenski. Mr. and Mrs. A. Razier Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bandurski Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grabowski Mr. and Mrs. Ed-vnrd Grabowski. Chester Niziolek, Mr. and Mrs. J. Marcziscz, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sawicki, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rathburn. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Slom- censki, Mr. and Mrs. R. Lydem. Mr, and Mrs. Joseph Mazeika, Mr. find Mrs. Anthony Buraczewski Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Taranovich Mr. and Mrs. Edward AntonaiUs Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Murtha, Mr. and Mrs. C. Kaczmerski, Mr. and Mrs. L. Sawieki. Mr, and Mrs. Francis Zbikowski, Mr. and Mrs Al Korowotrly, Mr. and Mrs. M Zimnocha. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kosakoski, Mr. and Mrs. John Sosnowski, Mr. and Mrs. John Gomilin- ski, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Passeck Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Karasinski. Mr. and Mrs. A. Pruchinicki. Also: Stanley Kowalski. Mrs. H. Karwacki, Mrs. Stella Aleozynow- \ (Continued on Page Eight) Knturtnlning tuniKhti f 0r choirr liiniiirs, lieer, and other littrcrufcrH call "Hill" Oltlatunvslii at the City Package Store. Tel. 18»S.—Ad». (By Unlt«l Press) MAKING TALKS Washington — Marine Corps General Clifton Oates charges the Army with trying to cripple the Leathernecks. Cates told the House Armed Services Committee today that the Army wants to taka over some Marine duties and keep the coriw small. Cates claims that would harm national security.. NO STAMPEDE London — Official sources" in London say the arrival of Chinese co'.mununist trooins at the border of Hong' Kong had been expected a long time and will not stampede Britain into recognizing the Red regime. The of- cials doubt that the Red's will attack' the crown colony. OCX) NO BREAK Washington—There is no sign of a break. In the deadlock between the Senate and House on the $15,008,000,000 Military Appropriations bill, which is one of the main pieces ot legislation hold-' ing up adjournment. Senators report that they are standing pat on a 48-group air force, while House spokesmen Insist on 58 groups. oOo FOREIGN ARMS The Senate—The one-and-one- third-billion dollar bill to finance arms for foreign nations is slated to go to the Senate floor this afternoon. The Democratic leadf- ership hopes to push the measure through to final approval tomorrow. And Capitol Hill observers say they will have little trouble. ——oOo COPLON TRIAL New York—The trial ol a former government worker and her Russian boy friend on charges of plotting to spy on the United States will begin In New Vork on November 9. Judith Coplon and Valentin Gubltchev originally were to have gone on trial today. But a shortage of judges forced the postponement. •.——oOo- . FIRE AT SEA Seattle, Wash.—A lumber schooner from Panama flashed an SOS today after a fire broke out in its engine room 180 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash. Coast guard heaquarters says the "Salina Cruz" radioed that the €7 persons aboard were getting ready to abandon ship at the time. TRAIN HITS BUS »es Moines, Iowa—One man was killed and eight other persons were injured today when a Rock' Island passenger train smashed into a bus at an unguarded crossing, in De? Moines, Iowa. The train—backing Into a 'station—crushed the bus against a standing freight. Owner Sees Thieves Drive Vehicle Away Immediate Report Made; Two Police Cars On Patrol Depend On Light System For Word From Headquarters; Car Recovered On Riverside Drive Further evidence of the need of a two-way police radio system for patrol cars was seen Saturday night when a car was reported stolen from a North Main street service station. Leroy Belhman owner of the rar. was working on another auto in Lord's Service Station at 10:05 o'clock when he saw his car beinn driven off. He immediately notified police and told the desk officer of the car's direction. The officer informed him that both patrol cars | were in use at the time and that it would be several minutes before I one of the cars could be located 'through the present "green light" blinker system. Had the cars been radio equipped it is possible the driver of the stolen car may have been apprehended before he abandoned the car on Riverside drive. The car was found at 10; 45 o'clock by Sgt George Smith. Mr. Behlman reports a fender had been damaged during the time the car was away from the station. Most police officers report being in favor of the two-way radios. They point out the radios would assist police in traffic' control work. in the investigation of accidents and numerous other emergencies. For the past several years Fire Chief John J. Sheridan has recommended that the borough secure a two-way radio system for fire department purposes. No action has been taken on the chief's rec- ommendastion. Police officers favor installation of the system here because in addition to being an aid to saving lives and property, it will also afford greater protection to the motor patrol officer. The motor patrolman is alone during the eight hours he cruises from 8 p. m. to -1 a. m. In cases of fights, shootfngs or other violence whichc he might encounter, the officer at present has no way of summoning assistance other than by locating a telephone to call headquarters. State Police Commissioner Edward J. Hickey reports that 50 Connecticut communities have radio equipped cars. Seymour, a smaller community than Naugatuck, has three radio cars. Deaths RICHARDSON, Harold C.. 60, of 20 Frederick street, Naugatuck, in this borough, Oct. 15, 1949. Funeral this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home. 201 Meadow- street. Burial at the convenience of the family. Friends are asked to please omit flowers. DECARLO—James, 82, of New Haven road, Naugatuck in Waterbury, Oct. 16. 1949. Funeral Wednesday morning at 8:15 o'clock from the Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place, to St. Francis' Church at 9 o'clock. Burial Jin St. James' Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 10 o'clock and tomorrow from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 10 o'clock. DONLAN—John Edward, 72, of SI South Circle, Beacon Falls, in Beacon Falls. Oct. 16, 1949. Funeral Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow- street, Naugatuck, to St. Michael's Church, Beacon Falls, at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. James' Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 10 o'clock and tomorrow from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 10 o'clock. O'DONNELL, William Vincent of 36 Meadow street, Seymour, in Seymour, Oct. 16, 1949. Funeral Wednesday morning at 8:45 o'clock from the James Shay Funeral Home, 47 Washington street, Seymour to St. Augus^ tine's church. Burial in St. Augustine's cemetery. Ftienda may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 o'clock, and tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock. -Heathy children drirt plenty ol Great 0»V Farni'K paHtturiied rnDk c»ll Namratuck SOI*. Stan dellrerr today.— Adv.