Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 18, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, October 18, 1949
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Today's Chuckle When better cars are built, 1 la b»rk-»u>at driver will be enclosed In a soundproof case. —The Wax KaZettc I, ' imaturk Ha flit <*+' ^y THE WEATHER Thickening- hjig-h cloudiness, •windy and rather cool this afternoon. Cloudy, windy and not BO cool tonight with rain late tonight. Tomorrow, partial clearing and little change in temperature. "Dedicated To Community Public Service*' VOL. LXIV, NO. 244 ESTABLISHED 1885 TEMPERATURE REPORT . Midnight, 55; S a. m., 54; 6 a, m., 54; 9 a. in,, 00; noon, ftl. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Preir 8 PAGES PRICE MVE CENTO Police Open Safe Driving Campaign In Beacon Falls . . __ _____ ^^BI^^^ m , ^^ttfr ^^^^ Convocation Of Lutheran Churches Local, Seymour, Waterbury To Be Represented A convocation "of the Lutheran churches of Naugatuck, Waterbury and Seymour will be held tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Salem Lutheran Church to discuss a cooperative evangelism program, in which eight Lutheran Church bodies of the National Lutheran Council are uniting to promote the venture. The program is designed to reach mtinbers of the church wbo have become inactive and to reach individuals who have no active church affiliation. The eight participating bodies •re the United Lutheran. Evan irelical Lutheran. American Luther an. Augustana Lutheran, Lutheran Free. United Evangelical. Finnish Suomi Synod and Danish Lutheran Other Lutheran Church bodies no' officially connected with the council also are cooperating in the program. The three local churche'- participating are the Salem Lutheran. Immanuel Lutheran and St Paul's Lutheran. The Program Tomorrow evening the opening devotions will be conducted by the Rev. Theodore A. Schrader. pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church Leader of the Instruction session of layworkers will be the Rev. Paul Lorimer of Dorchester, Mass. Each church will be represented by a cogunittee on evangelism. The Rev. Lorimer has been assigned by the Regional Board on Evangelism as area instructor for the Naugatuck. Waterbury and Seymour area, and will be in the district for thre.' days to assist in the evangelism program. . About 8:30 o'clock a film, "Likp A Mighty Army", produced by tht United Lutheran Church of America, will be shown, and the public is invited to see the motion picture. Closing devotions will be conducted by the Rev. Einar E. Kron pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church, Waterbury" It is estimated that about 100 people will be in attendance. Mrs. M. J. Poynton Says Fire Started In E. Poynton Home A fire early last Friday morning in a Rubber avenue home was in that of Ellas Poynton and not that of M. J. Poynton according to a statement today by Mrs. M. J. Poyntfcn. Mrs. Poynton, in asking that a correction be made, said the fire started in the apartment of Elias has fun Poynton. She says. "There been quite a bit of razzing, making nd a lot of confusion. The Rubber avenue resident states, "It all .started when the bed clothes (of Elias Poynton) caught on fire and were thrown out on top of the piano on their back porch. We have no back porch and live downstairs." Glendale Children Take TB Patch Tests TOMMY TATOIAN looks wistfully at the cimera as a tuberculosis "pat :h test" is applied to his back at u recent testing 1 session at the new • Glendale Community Club. Applying; the patch at left is MRS. GEORGE NELSON and at, Tommys right is MBS. MARTOU? BEHOLDS taken at the club and member, of the Junior and freshman classes a? Naugatuck High'schoo. wlu be X-r^ed during3oT^E&T£ - of 50-ccnts an X-ray will be charged at the Community Club, according to Mrs. Tolles. Public Health Nurses Meet Here Thursday A regional meeting of Public Health Nurses will be held Thurs- afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in American Legion Memorial day the Home, on Cedar street, it was an nounc«d today by Mrs. Charles R.- Andersen, executive secretary of the Naugatuck Red Cross Chapter. Miss Mary C. Claffey and Mrs. Kathleen S'. Wedemeyer, Naugatuck Public Health Nurses, will "be Hostesses. A panel discussion about a talk given by Dr. Charles Wilson, professor of education and public health at Yale University at the 'ast regional meeting, will be held. Dr. Wilson spoke on the responsibilities of the public ,health nurso : .n the public schools and the discussion will center on the questions ^e raised and on the ways in which his recommendations can be carried out. Miss Claffey and Mrs. Wedemey- 3r stated that all nurses connected with public health work are invited to att?nd, particularly industrial nurses who meet -with problems concerning parents of school children in their work. .Miss Harriet L. Wilcoxson, public health nursing consultant of the Stale Dcparment of Health, in Hartford, will lead the discussion. After the discussion, the Public Health Committee of the Naugatuck Woman's Club, under the chairmanship o£ Mrs. Harold W. Turnblom,' will serve tea. Louis Buckmiller Memorial Ambulance Given To Town Beacon Falls Correspondent's Phone 5743 The Louis Buckmiller Memorial Ambulance has been delivered to the town of Beacon Falls, First Selectman Frank Semplenski announced today. Tentative plans for its operation and use were outlined today, with further plans to be made by the Board of Selectmen tonight. Donated to the town by Mrs. Louis Buckmiller and Paul Buckmiller in memory of the late Louis Buckmiller, the 1937 Packard hearse •will be converted into an ambulance as soon as funds are made available, the selectmen report. The board tonight will name a committee to solicit funds in a town-wide canvass. The money raised by popular subscription will be used to purchase stretchers, insurance, a siren, red blinker lights, first aid equipment, sheets, bedding and a new paint job. Many residents have already offered donations but none are to be accepted until the committee begins its canvass. A resident of the town has already volunteered his services to install equipment and make the vehicle ready for nmbu- lance purposes as soon as the equipment is secured. It is hoped that maintenance expenses for the first year will also be realized In the fund drive. Six Named With the receipt of the ambulance, the board of selectmen have appointed - six fire-policemen who will man the ambulance. They are all members of the Beacon Falls Fire Department, where the vehicle is housed and all but one are town constables-. Those named arc Raymond Jones, Russell Sherry, Walter Muroff, Joseph Mennillo, Robert Lee and Austin Ford, Jr. Most of these linen live in the center of town and would be able to reach the fire house in a matter of minutes, according to the board. It is planned later, after the vehicle is in use, a complete first aid course will be taken by those designated to operate the ambulance. The new fire-policemen are all under $500 bonds and have beer, issued special badges. The ambulance was given to (he town by the Buckmillers as a result of action taken recently by the Naugatuck Community Ambulance trustees in restricting use of the borough ambulance tb Within the limits of Naugatuck, except in cases of extreme emergency. Town Hinders Work officials reported today that the nation-wide steel strike is (Continued on Page Eight) Patterson Opposes Dam Resurvey A resurvey In the proposed construction of a Thomaston dam to help correct the Naugatuck River flood threat would be "wasteful in time, money and effort", according to Representative James T. Patterson. It would be more desirable to spend the money dredging the Housatonic River to Culver's bar, he told Major General Lewis A. Pick, chief Army engineer. Mr. Patterson said new plans for flood control' measures jn tho Housatonic River watershed area have come to his attention, and he says the reports contend that ohanged conditions make a resurvey of the Thomaston dam project necessary. He recalled that he had written Gen. Pick expressing the. desirability of undertaking the dredging operations, which already have been authorized. The dredging process, he says, would havo the practical effect of reducing power and fuel costs to 200,000 home and indts- trial consumers in Connecticut. He said complete cooperation has been obtained and assurances of assistance given by the communities affected and by the Connecticut Light &-. Power Cc. Construction of tne Thomaston dam was recommended in 1941 to Congress at an estimated cost of $5,151,000. Mr. Patterson believes the cost would be double at this time, and that no agreement has been reached with local communities on the project. Brotherhood To Hear Talk On Evangelism Climaxing a week of Brotherhood observance, members of the Men's Brotherhood of the Salem Lutheran Church will meet Friday evening ! at 8 o'clock to hear a discussion on ' the current JprogTam pf v parish. evangelism that is being conductRd by the eight participating bodies of the National Lutheran Council. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Paul Lorimer of Dorchester, Moss.. whose subject will be, ''That They May Hear His Voice'. The program is designed as a response to the Life and Growth dedication service, which was held last Sunday afternoon at the Center Church on the Green. New Haven, under the sponsorship, of the Hartford District Brotherhond of the Augustana Lutheran Church. Hosts for the evening will be J. Louis Johnson, Arthur Nelson and J. R. Anderson. Refreshments v/ill be served, Carl Thompson, president, i will conduct the business meeting. No Report Made On Progress Of Rubber Meetings No report of progress has been made to date in negotiations of the U. S. Rubber Co. and .the United Rubber Workers of America, CIO, meeting in New City for discussions of the proposed wage increase and pension plan sought by the union. Both parties .stated today that a joint statement of the results of the meeting will be made at the close of the sessions. About 30,000 rubber workers are to be ,-iffected by thn meetings. About 4,000 of these are employed in Naugatuck. Former Teacher In Prospect St School Dies In Sharon Miss Helen O. Prindle, who taught at the Proscpect street school shortly after the turn of the centxiry, died last week at her •home in Sharon at the age-of 82. An elementary school teacher in the state for. more than 50 years, Miss Prindle. lapent most of her teacher career in Norwalk. A native of Sharon, Miss Prindle was a descondent of the early founders of that settlement In connection with her subject, geography, she took several trip.^' .around the world. She retired about 10 years aso. Services were held last Thursday at Christ Epls- York c °P !i l Church, Sharon. Burial was in Sharon . Hospital Bulletins Joseph Rossi. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rossi, 73 May avenue, is a tonsillectomy patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Council To Discuss Board Appointments A discussion concerning the recent appointments bv Warden Har- t'v L. Carter of the Naugatuck Park and Recreation Commission will be held at tonight's meetins of the Greater Naugatuck CIO Council at union headquarters. Water street, it was announced today by P. J. Gallucci. president. The council had submitted the name of a candidate for a post on the commission. Warden Carter did not name the person recommended by the council. Washing I Mn Galluccl sn -id the council will ton street, is a medical patient at ?. cons ider plans for political action in the borough. The meeting will open at 8 o'clock. Sam Rizzutl, 48 Gorman street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Felix Clchowski, t, is a me( St. Mary's Hospital. 48 Thomas Donlan, 11 Myrtle av-' -Now is the tlmo to hirv« Krlckgon enue, is a medical patient at St Motors, 189 Rubber Aye., get ynur <-nr Mary's Hospital. renrty lor winter with u motor tiinu-ii|>. Mengacci To Meet With, NG Officers State Representative Adam Men- gacci is planning to confer tomorrow with Connecticut National Guard/ off icials in Hartford relative to the proposed construction of a CNG garage in the borough. At present a title search is being made on Riverside drive property, which is the proposed site for the structure. Army engineers were in Naugatuck last week conferring with Borough Engineer Charles D. Curtiss; but gave no indication when they would be in the borough to survey the land, adjacent to Recreation Field. Mr. Curtiss furnished the engineers with measurements of the land, which Warden Harry L. Carter would like to convey to the state at the next meeting of the board of warden and burgesses. A vote was taken by the board of education and borough board a few years ago granting not more than two acres of the land for the proposed construction of a state The property is now under the jurisdiction of the board of park commissioners, and that group will be asked to vote on the issue and recommend tranferra] of the prop: erty to the borough board, which Arrest 14 For Violations, Speeding On New Highway; Semplenski Gives Warning in »t m n ' Jud &eEdwardBea Jaycees To Sponsor Voice ?resid?s At Busy Of Democracy Contest In NHS Darby Chairman Of Committee; Prizes Listed The Naugatuck Junior Chamber of Commerce today announced plans to conduct the annual ''Voice of Democracy" public speaking contest at Naugatuck High School, which is also being conducted nationally as a special feature of National Radio Week, Oct. 30- Nov. 5. John Darby is chairman of the local committee. Local high school students will have an opportunity to express their views on democracy and at the same time compete for valuable prizes. Four national winners, to be chosen from recordings of state and area winners, will receive all- expense trips to Washington, D C. where they will meet the President of the United States. They will also receive a $800 scholarship each and be guests of honor at a banquet in the capita! city. The contest is being sponsored for the third year by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Manufacturers Association. Local representatives of these groups are co- operatlng In conducting the NSU- gatuck contest. The park board win hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the town hall court room, but it is not be- Uevod sufficient details will be available at the session to warrant a Y's Men's Club To Note Fourth Anniversary Tonight Several YMCA and Y's Men's Club state officials are expected to attend the fourth anniversary meeting of the Naugatuck Y's Men's Cluh. this evening at 9:30 o'clock in the Y cafeteria, according to Herbert E. Brown, Y general secretary. District Y's Men's Governor Albert Jones, of Bridgeport; Regional Y's Men's Director Robert Ficheissen, of New Haven; and State YMCA Associate Secretary Howard Wilson, of New Haven, have been invited and, are expected to attend. Dinner will be served at 6:30 o'clock, to be followed by a program of musical and other entertainment. The "Naugtones" Barbershop Quartet will furnish the rnu- >sica! entertainment. Edward Muller and Walter Harris are in charge of the program. President Bradford Smith will preside. Gas Station Owner, Accomplice Held In Phony Holdup West Haven, Oct. 18—(UP)—Police say that the reported holdup of a gasoline station $200 was a fraud. Alexander L. Picone told police that a masked bandit, armed with a pistol, robbed Jiim and fled. Half an hour later police arrested Manuel De Costa of Orange on a charge of robbery with violence. Offices said that De Costa admitted that he and Picone planned the robbery to defraud an insurance company. Police found a mask and a toy pistol in back of the gas station. Most of the money was recovered from Picone's automobile. Picone and De Costa are each being held under $10,000 bond. Shelton Tool Firm Sold For $413,000. Shelton, Oct. 18— <UP>—The O-K Tool company has been sold at auction for $413,000. v The business was purchased by F.dward Krock of Worcester, Mass. Krock said the company would continue to operate in Shelton. Police Overpower Heavily Armed Man Without Firing Shot Bridgeport, Get. 18—(UP)—Police were praised today for overpowering, without firing a single shot, a 14-year-old man who had barricaded himself in his house with a virtual arsenal. Held on a breach of peace charge for further investigation is Joseph Curtis, who was captured after he had held off authorities for more than an hour last night. Police said he had three shotguns, a rifle and 20 rounds of ammunition, but surrendered without resistance when 10 officers burst in upon him. The police were summoned to the house by Curtis' son John, who reported his father had attempted to strangle his mother during a quarrel. The son freed his mother, enabling her to flee. Later, young Curtis used a ladder to remove his wife and 20-month-old son from a second L'loor room. Births RAMOS—St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 17, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Mario Ramos, 21 Scott street. Mrs. Ramos is the former Alice Santos. WOOD—In Waterbury hospital. Oct. 15, a son, Garry Robert, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wood of 223 North Main street. —Heathy children drink plenty ol Griittt Oak Fnrm'H pasteurised mDk. Call Naueatuck S040. Start delivery today.— Adt. BULLETINS (By Unttnd Prewk AGREEMENT London—A spokesman for the Britlah Foreign Office says the British counsel general in Peiping Is now trying to negotiate a day- to-day working arrangement with the new Communist regime. The' spokeman said the move in being made to protect British property and does.not mean that Britain has decided to recognize the Red government. FALSE CHARGES Washington—Air Secy. Simington calls the Navy attacks on unification policies "false, sense-less and ridiculous" and a threat to our national security. Symington told House investigators the Navy complaints are old and that our top military leaders "deliberately and thoughtfully" decided not to accept them. AGREEMENT Washington — A joint Senate and House committee has agreed on a compromise long-ranee farm bill. The* compromise calls for continuing present supports for basic crops at 90 per cent of parity for one year, then from 30 to 90 per cent for two years, and then putting them under a flexible program ranging from 75 to 00 per cent. oOo- APPROVED Washington—The Senate Commerce committee has approved nominations of former Governor Mont Wallgren to the Federal Power commission and former Senator James Mead of New York to the Federal Trade commission. The action in both cases was unanimous. WAUi-OCT Camden N. J.-Five-thousand employes have walked out of the Campbell Soup Company plant at Camden, N. J., closing the works Local 80 of the CIO Food Workers calls the walkout a spontaneous protest against suspension of a union shop steward. FRENCH GOVT. Paris-President of France has asked former Premier Henri Queuille to try to form a new coalition government to replace the one that fell when he resigned 12 days ago. The move came after a Socialist Party leader Jule Moch, admitted he could not form a cabinet and a popular Republican refused to try. Queuille is a Radical Socialist. Court Session; $136 Paid For Fines, Nolles; Safety Survey Planned By Motor Vehicles Dept In an effort to protect lives and property on the still-unfinished, but traveled reconstructed Route 8, State and Beacon Falls police are alerted to halt speeding and traffic violations within the Beacon Falls town limit*. In Beacon Falls Town Court last night, 14 cases involving charges of 'violations on the motor vehicle laws were heard by Judge Edward Bea. Today Judge Bea, Prosecutor John Sulima and First Selectman Frank Semplenskl stated that they intend to take steps to prevent accidents on the new hteh- way. 6 It was pointed out that although open to traffic, the highway is still legally closed by the State Highway Department, and has not yet been completed or accepted "Nevertheless," Mr. Semplenskl said "the road is still subjected to state speed limits and laws applying to any road or highway also apply to this road." Plan Survey In a letter received today by Mr Semplenski, Cornelius MulvihUI, State motor vehicle commissioner. stated that a survty of the hinh- way, with regard to speed limits and other safety factors, will be made by his department in the near future. A tirst study will be made of highway mapB j n Hartford and later a survey will be made on the highway itself. Mr. Semplenski pointed out that the speed limit on the open high- wy is 40 miles an hour. "Even though it is a four-lane highway" he added, "speed through the center of town should be reduced as is the case in the center of any other community in the state." In court; last night, one of the drivers arrested made the remark that he believed the road was built for speeding. Court officials assured him that he was mistaken. Ten of the arrests heard last night were made by Beacon Falls constables and four were made by State Trooipers Thomas Leonard, Francis Bozentka and Jamea Reardon and State Police Set Louis. Marchese. Fines, payment for nolles and forfeitures amounted to a total of $136 paid the court last night. Cases Heard Cases heard last night were as follows: Cyril Crcmese, Black Hill road Shelton, J9 bond forfeited on a violation of the rules of the road. Joseph P. Cramer, 338 Moran street, Waterbury, flned $10 for operating an unregistered vehicle, flned $10 for improper use of license plates. Stanley Rosen. 112 Cliff street, (Continued on Page Eight) Marines To Install Miller As Detachment Commandant Robert F. Miller will be installed as commandant of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League , at ceremonies Thursday evening at '8 o'clock in Odd Fellows hall. William Dederian, of New Britain, State Commandant, and members of his staff, will install. Following the installation of Detachment officers, Mrs. Raymond C. Wooster will be installed as president of the Ladies Auxiliary for her second term. Other detachment officers to be seated are: Edmund Shilinskas, senior vice-commandant; Alex Urena, junior vice-commandant; Raymond C. Wooster, chaplain for a fourth term; Charles Knight, sergeant at arms; John Abel judge advocate; Neil Casini, paymaster, appointed for a third term; Leo Magas, adju- ond term; Mrs. John Grant, treasurer for a second term; Mrs. William Leuchars, chaplain; Mrs. Joy Schlesinger, judge advocate; Mrs. Magas, press correspondent; Mrs. Casini, outer guard; Mrs. Harold Ash, first trustee; Miss Margaret O'Connor, second trustee; and Miss Ruth Tubbs, third trustee. Officers appornted by Mrs. Wooster are as follows: Miss O'Connor, captain of the guard; Mrs. Margaret Mehigan and Miss Betty Parsons, color bearers; Mrs. Ureaa hospital aid; Mrs. Ash, child welfare chairman; and Mrs. Harper, patriotic instructor. Mr. Miller succeeds Vernon J. LaFave as Commandant. Mr. LaFave, who held the post for the past two years, is Chairman of the Nau- »~. c* t.ti'i u leu**, j_ieu magus, aaju- >-"«j .v<=<iie>, is <~nairman ol the Nau- tant, appointed; William E. Sim-l^atuck Veterans Council and sen- mons, chief of staff, appointed fori ior vice-commandant of the a second term; service officer, Daniel Rado. Other Auxiliary officers to be installed are: Mrs. Stephen Harper, senior vice-president for a second term; Mrs. Urcna, junior vice-president for a second term; Miss Charlotte Leuchars, secretary for a sec—Buyers Irom Hartley's In Waterburj arc constantly combing leading markets lor outstanding values in <iu:ilitv furni- tures Imi'KHinH represented liy Iltidlcy's always low prices.—Adv. League's state staff. Detachments and their auxiliaries from throughout the state and local veterans and fraternal groups and their auxiliaries have been invited to attend. Following the installation, refreshments will be served and music for dancing provided. -Knt«rtalnin B tonUrht! ' " d " ther

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