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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, October 19, 1949
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Today's Chuckle Gabby Child: "Daddy, am I nude of dust?" Pop: "No. If you 1 were, you'd dry up now and then." —Gear-Gram. Haifa WEATHER Mostly cloudy this afternoon but with chief periods of sunshine. Rather windy and .seasonably cool. Fair tonight, mostly gunny tomorrow with little change in temperature. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 60. 3 a. m., 59; 6 a. m., 58; 9 a. m., 64; noon, 66. VOL. LXIV, NO. 245 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19,1949 Leased Wire Sendee of the United Frew St. Francis' Carnival To Open Thurs. Committee Makes Final Plans At Columbus Hall Arrangements have been completed for the opening of the annual St. Francis' Church Carnival tomorrow night in Columbus Hall, the Rev. Paul F. Keating, pastor, announced today. Flna! detain were completed last night. Other general committee members are: Rev. George F. Dunn assistant: president. Frank Caulfield; treasurer, Bernard Sullivan, secretaries. Ann Lawlor, Mrs. M. Bbntempo and Mrs. Mary Mathieu The doll booth will be in charge of Mrs. Margaret Shannahan assisted by Miss Frances Cuddy, Mrs. M. Neal, Miss Catherine Brooks, Miss Ann Pistarelli. Miss Virginia Pistarelli, Mrs. T. Ellis, Miss Dorothy O'TooIe. Mrs. R. Beardsley Mrs. C. Pichulo. Mrs. OIlic Lorson is In charge of the aluminum booth, assisted by Mrs. Lawrence Sigetti, Mrs. Wiiliam Bowman, Miss Mary Donahue. Mrs. Bernard Sullivan, Mrs. William Thurston and Miss Rita Lorson, Other booth chairmen and assistants are: Bicycles, Edward Williams, chairman; Jean Pistarelli Donald Williams and Edward Brennan. Refreshments: Alex Srhtnitz, chairman, Mrs. Mary Cullen and Albert Friend. Country store: Mrs. George Carroll, chairman; Mrs. James Casey. Mrs. Frank Dolan, Mrs. Robert Goodwin, Mrs. Timothy Hndner, Mrs. Charles Lodge, Mrs Joseph Monahan. Mrs. James Moore. Mrs. Manuel Piers, Mrs. John Quinn and Mrs. Edward Walsh. Ham and bacon: Howard Sagrin- dorf, chairman, assisted by his son. Robert. Entertainment: James Casey, John Fitzgerald, Frank Hrock, Edward Ryan. John Moroney, John O'Donnel!. Clarence Green, John Deegan. William Evans and Norman Smith. Lamp booth: Raymond Schultz, chairman; Mrs. Raymond Schultz. Albert Juliano. Mrs. Albert Juliana and Mr*. Norman Smith. , Novelty booth: John Christie, chairman, Mrs. John Christie, Aldo Pistarelli and Frank Chiodo. Patterson Confused On Thomaston Dam Project-Martin Takine exception to Renresenta- tive James T. Patterson's state ment that restudy of the proposed Thomaston dam project would be "wasteful in time, monev and effort". Richard Martin, director of he State Water Commission, says that the, congressman "appears confused". over the pspects of separate navigation and flood control projects under consideration for the Housatonic and Naugatuck River valleys. He said yesterday, "There's no relationship between a restudy of the proposed Thomaston dam and the dredging of the Housatonic River at tidewater." Mr. Patterson yesterday made public a letter he had written to Maior General Lewis A. Pick, chief of the Army engineers, in which he advocated dredging of the Housatonic River channel to Culver's sandbar as being "much more of a constructive nature"', than constructing a dam at Thomaston. Mr. Martin explained that, the channel deeoenlnR of the Housatonic River below Derby is an authorized project of the Army engineers to be undertaken as soon »s the estimated cost of slightly more than a million dollars is in eluded In'the federal budget, and this U expected during the fiscal year ending June 30. 1951. The commission director sait 1 that if the appropriation is mad' in- this period the work can get under way next summer, since thc> Connecticut Light & Power Co. ir ready to, contribute the necessary $200.000 in behalf of parties at interest. Deepening the channn' will henefit the CL*P as it wil' permit the shipment of coal for power-makine at Its Devon stearr- plant from the mines directly to the plant's rtocks. Mr. Martin said that flood control and water uses studies are being undertaken by the Army engineers the S'^te Water Commission in lire with directions and recommendations from -widely different sources. The director explained that re- Etudy of the Housn*onic valley is a federal project being carried out in accordance with a Senate resolution introduced by Senator Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts and the Naugatuck valley has been included in the survev at the request of the State Water Commis sion. He continued by saying that this appeal was made on the basis (Continued on Page Bight) —Htatk? children drin» plenty ol Great 0«» F*na>* ii»tr*Tiiitd mBk. Call TTucatnrk &•»». Atari 4.«llT»nr todar.- Pedestrians! Watch Out! 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENT* 1400: HOD AUC. , SEP. OCT. NOV. Conneticut's annual pedestrian safety campaign sponsored by state and municipal agencies is now in progress. Police cars all over the state carry signs reading "Watch Out For Pedestrians". The Highway Safety Commission urges all pedestrians to watch out for themselves as October, November and December are high hazard months for foot traffic. Pay Up, Chief Gormley Warns Delinquent Ticket Holders Motorists, who have had their cars tagged for illegal parking were warned today by Police Chief John J. Gormley to report at headquarters and pay the required $1 fine "soon." He said those who fail to pay the $1 fine within the next day or two will be notified to appear and post a bond "at least 100 per cent greater than the original fine." Chief Gormley pointed out that parking meter laws are beins: carried out rigidly and police will not tolerate drivers "forgetting" to pay for parking tickets. A list of about two dozen drivers who have failed to pay for tags is being compiled at headquarters in preparation for issulnjr summons to violators, he said. . $1 Parking Ticket Leads To Two Arrest Warrants BULLETIN^ A $1 parking ticket Has led to, the arrest of two Morris street men. ' Edward Almeida, 18, was booked at police headquarters Monday afternoon when he was unable to produce a Connecticut driver's license when he appeared at headquarters with a parking tag written for his car, according to Police Chief John J. Gormley. When booked by 'Sgt. George Smith,-the youth gave his name as •'Alfred*'- Almeida, ami his age as 20. Investigation by the sergeant revealed the youth's true name and age. Edward was ordered to appear in courfc yesterday morning, and his brother Alfred Almeida, 28, posted, a $25 bond for him. Edward failed to appear in court yesterday.,and was ordered to appear .today. Alferd Almeida, arrested yesterday for driving without a license, also failed to appear in court today as ordered. Police claim evidence that the two have operated their car since being arrested and neither has obtained a state license. Judge Martin L. .Caine, in commenting 'on the disregard for the law shown by the two, today ordered warrants for their arrests jn second counts of the charges with orders to appear in court tomorrow morning. He ordered that bonds in each case be set at $200. Cliff Maue, 40, of North Britain, charged with intoxication, was given a 10-day jail sentence, suspended for six-months. He was arrested yesterday afternoon by Patrolman Henry C. Racki when he was found sleeping in a South Main street doorway. Maue pleaded guilty co the charge. Carter Criticised By CIO Council For Park Board Personnel Warden Harry L. Carter was criticized last night by the Greater Naugatuck CIO Council for his action in appointing five businessmen to the Park and Recreation Commission. P. J. Gallucci, president of the -.ouncil said today that he "does not question the integrity or ability >f any of the five men named to he board. But I do not agree with Warden Carter in his choice of five Businessmen." He aCded that he and other mem- lers of the council believe the warden should have named five men from various sections of the borough representing the various church, fraternal, veterans, labor ind other organizations. "This would give the borough a well- rounded commission," he added. Mr . Gallucci pointed out that "Warden Carter first campaigned with the slogan that if elected he would run the town in a businesslike manner. His action in naming five businessmen to one board Indicates that is what he is trying to do." The council also discussed plans for its Fifth District campaign against Rep. James T. Patterson. A meeting of all' CIO councils In the district will be held in the near future, Mr. Gallucci said, to outline an anti-Patterson campaign. "We win do all we can to defeat him unless his actions and viewpoint change," Mr. Gallucci stated. .(By Cnltwd Press) SIGNS CONTRACT Washington — Former -New York Yankee Manager Bucky Harris has signed a three-year contract to pilot the \Vashing- ton Senators. Harris, who managed Waiihington twice before, replaces Joe Kuhel. oOo THREAT New York—Government mediators are .calling o.n the V. S. Steel Corporation today; armed with the threat of presidential c.cticn to settle the" ig^ay^olLd steel walkout. Chtef Mediator Cyrus Ching reportedly is ready to tell the firm that 5Jr. Truman will intervene personally unless a quick settlement is reached. oOo COLD FRONT Chicago—A cold front has brought wintry weather to the Far West, Many highways from Colorado through j«even states to the coast are blocked by snow drifts. The cold snap is endangering crops In southern California. 000 STORMS Halifax, N. S.—Coast Guard rescue units in Nova Scotia have been alerted for trouble. Two storms, one almo,-t of hurricane size, arc churning; up the Atlantic between i- Newfoundland to the north and Delaware to the south. All coastal shipping has been warned to take shelter from the bigger storm now headed straight for the Newfound- Ian d coast. 000 THREATEN 1 STRIKI-; Bowling Grenn. O.—One-thousand students gathered in front of the administration building of the Bowling Green State univer- city in Ohio today and threatened to strike if demamlN are not met. They want the school to relax rules prohibiting unmarried women students from riding in automobiles. They also demanded threc-point-two beer and what they called "freedom" of the school press. High Rock Fire Brought Under Control 15 Acres Burned Over; Forestry Men Stand By Beacon Falls (Correspondent's Phone 8748) State Forestry fire-fighters are standing-by today in High Rock State Park wetting down parts of the 15-acres that burned out yesterday and Monday night. • All surface fire has been brought under control, the fire-fighters report, but the fire is still burning underground. Early yesterday morning t it was believed the fire had been controlled, but flames broke out of the ground several times during the day and were fanned by a stiff breeze. Yesterday a Beacon Falls fire truck was sent into the park to aid the state firemen and stand by to prevent the blaze from spreading to houses at the base of the hills. Deputy fire wardens Daniel Lee, Jr., John Hawkins and Harold Benz visited the fire scene during the day and assisted the firefighters. Sewer Meeting The Sewer Committee meets tonight at 8 o'clock in the Town Hall to give further study to plans for the laying of assessments for the new $35,000 trunk-line sanitary sewer. Prior to that meeting, the board of selectmen will meet to discuss plans for the raising of funds to equip and maintain the Louis Buckmiller Memorial Ambulance presented the town Monday by Mrs. Louis Buckmiller and Paul E. Buckmlllcr. Grange Supper A smorgasbord supper, sponsored by Rock Rimmon Grange, will be served in the Community Club hall, Saturday night, from 6 to'8:30, after which there will be entertainment and dancing 1 . The super is being held to help raise money for the building fund for a Grange hall in Beacon Falls Wilbur Wheeler is chairman of the committee. The public is invited Livia Sabia, publicity chairman for ths Grange, asked that those who. are contributing food brine it to-the hall by 5:30 Saturday afternoon. They are asked to put their names on the bottom of dishes with adhesive tape, to avoid confusion in returning dishes to the owners. Mrs. Julia Wisncski, mother of Mrs. Frank Scmplenski of Cooke lane, underwent surgery at the New Haven General hospital yester- DeMolay To Install Of ficers Tonight New officers of the Arthur F. Lewis Chapter, Order of DcMolav will be installed at ceremonies tonight in Masonic Temple, Church street. The ceremonies will follow a brief business meeting scheduled for 7:30 o'cloe-k. Carl Bovay will be installed an master counclic/r, with his associate officers by Warren Wint.fir- halder, holder of the chevalier degree, DeMolay, of West Haven. Others to be installed are Harold Valentine, senior councilor; David Churchill, junior councilor; Thomas Johnson, treasurer and Kenneth Mocckel, scribe. Cecomonies will be open to members of the DeMolay and the Masons. —Buyers from Hartlny's In Waterbnrr arc constantly eomlilnjt Icailinu muntpts l»r out stain! ini; vnlncs rr'|>rcx<<nti><l liv Hartley's always low pi Ires.—Adr. Retail Division Tables Program On Borough Purchases The controversy, which" Vegan last month, when the retail division of the Nauf?atuck Chamber of Commerce went on record as in favor of the borough of Naugatuck giving local merchants an opportunity to bid on merchandise purchased for borough use , was tabled for further study" last niRht at the regular monthly meeting of the group held in Annenberg's Park Place restaurant. William Schpero, chairman, gave a resume of the happenings since the last session, after which a letter was sent to Warden Harry L Carter. He said that a letter received from he warden requested that specific instances be related lA' cor*idMab'j- discussion it was voted to study the matter further. It was decided to continue the free bus service on Friday nights from Beacon Falls to Naugatuck and return until the first of next yen r. A report wan matte on the retail training classes ifar local Detail store personnel. The class meets Wednesday evening in the Tuttli School from 7 to 9 o'clock. Thirty- nine were in attendance at the first class and 34 at the second The third class will be held tonight Arnold Carlsr». chairman of the: Christmas street lighting program, reported all invoices sent to pa Ucipating merchants. Vernon Gu. a - tafson, who is j n charge of the Rubber avenue area, made a report showing considerable progress and interest in that district. Lights will be turned on Dec. 1 on Church street, Rubber avenui and the Maple street bridge. Stores will be closed Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. Clarence Freedman, chairman of the store closing committee, said Christmas closing of stores will be discussed at the next meeting. The matter of group promotions was referred to the committee in charge of this activity. Deaths PALMER—Frank, 83, of 139 Lewis street, Naugatuck, in Waterbury Oct. 18, 1919. Funeral tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial in Amenia, N. Y. Friends may call at the funeral home this cvrninf? from 7 to !) o'clock. Bowles Urges $25 Million School Aid Bond Program Two Displaced Persons Will Come Here (Special to The News) New York, Oct. 19—The General WillianxM. Black, U. S Army transport, will arrive today in New York, bringing an additional 835 displaced persons to settle in this country, including two bound for Naugatuck, the International Refugee Organization announced today. The arrivals, who will be received at 17 Lewis street, Naugatuck, by the Church World Service and George Butwcll, are Miss Elena Budvilaite, 25, a Polish housework- ar, and three-year-old Blrute Bud- vilaite. fEarlier this year Mr. Butwell sponsored a family of displaced persons arriving in Naugatuck). The transport's roster shows 19 :>ther displaced persons headed for Connecticut. The new settlers, who were living in IRO-admintistered ?amps in the United States, French md British zones of Germany and Austria, left Bremerhaven, 'Germany, on Oct. 10. The General Black is carrying 40 children tinder two years of age and 125 children between two and 10.' All the individuals and family units aboard have been guaranteed htomoa and means of livelihood by local sponsors. Former Grid Star, Frank Palmer, 83, Dies In Hospital ' Frank Palmer, 83, of 139 Lewis street, operator of a tea and coffee shop in Naugatuck about 30 years ago, died yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's hospital. A native of Rensslcrville, N. Y., he came to this state In the late 90's and operated a dairy business here Eor several years before opening a tea shop. In 1921 he entered the 3mploy of the Kisdon Mfg. Co. and five years later accepted a position with the Thomas A. Edison Co., West Orangjs, N. J., where he was employed until he retired in 1941. He was an expert toolmaker. After his retirement he returned to Naugatuck. Mr. Palmer is remembered as a star football player with the All Naugatuck team, of the early 1900's. He played on that team with the late Peter J. Foley and ofher notables in Naugatuck's early days of sports. He is survived by two brothers, Robert C. Palmer of Hartford and Newton B. Palmer, Worcester, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Martha Smith, Albany, N. Y., and several nieces ind nephewg. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial will be in Amenia, N. Y., nt '.he convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening 1 from 7 to 9 o'clock. Yale Receives Cancer Grant Dr. C. N. H. Long, right, dean of the Yale School of Medicine, is shown above receiving a check for $10,OOO from Dr. James R. Miller of Hartford, meralrar of the American Cancer Society's board of trustees. The grant, announced yesterday, was made by the national cancer group, and will enable Yale doctors and scientists to continue their probe of the effect of cancer in cancer patients, under direct study at the Grace-New Haven Community Hospital in-New-Haven. Teachers Name Seymour Man President At Meeting Here No Water Shortage In Borough, Despite Hartford Report Although Frederick A. Almquist, principal sanitation engineer in the Bureau of Sanitary Engineering of the State Department of Health, has eaid that Naugatuck "may noon get water from emergency wells", because reservoirs have fallen low, .officials of the Naugatuck Water C6; state that there is no acute situation as to the borough's water aup- ply. . U is believed that Mr. Almqulst's statement is of a general nature. Naugatuck has a well, which it is thought Mr. Almquist refers to, but about half a million gallons of water are pumped from the well each day, and has been pumped for some time. Water company authoriites nay there is no water storage in the borough) and that tlie reservoirs, .although not up to capacity, are not particularly low. Indicative of the prevalent supply of water here is in the fact that the company has been carrying on Its usual flushing operations, and will be flushing systems on the east side this coming Friday and Saturday. If the supply was inadequate, officials say it would be impossible to flush systems, the operation in -which hundreds of gallons of water flow into otorm sewers. Mrs. A. Amicone, Beacon Falls, Recording Secy. Approximately 150 members of the. Naugatuck. Valley Teachers Association were present last '• night at the first fall meeting of the group, held in the Naugatuck High school auditorium. Samuel P. Gorton, teacher of English at Seymour High school, was elected and installed as president of the association for the coming year. Others elected were: Richard Wilkinson, of Oxford, vice-president; Miss Genevieve McGibney, Shelton, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Angela Amicone, Beacon Falls, recording secretary; and Mrs. Anna Lane, Seymour, treasurer. The slate was prepared and submitted by the executive board, made up of two delegates from each of-the towns represented by the association. They are: Naugatuck, Ansonia, Derby, Shelton, Seymour and Beacon Falls. The association has a membership of more than 300. William Flaherty, deputy commissioner of the State Department of Education, was the guest speaker. He recalled some of his experiences in the teaching field and said that a teacher, to do his or her job effectively, must have enthusiasm for youth. Teacher and pupil should like each other, he said. Mr. Wlaherty urged that teach- eis do everything possible to.raise the level of their profession. He suggested membership in professional teachers' association, understanding of end participation in esthetic and intellectual .activities and assumption' of a full share of civic duties. To maintain a fresh outlook on teaching:, a teacher must be alert to find new approaches to teaching in his reading, from other teaching institutes and from personal contacts, he said. • A social hour was held and refreshments served following the mootinp. —Sow is the time to hare Erlckson Motors, IBs Itnhhpr Avp., get yotir cnr ready fur nlntrr with n motor tumi-nii, —Adv. Hospital Bulletins John Kinnoch, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kinnoch, Andrew avenue, is a tonsillectomy patient at St. Mary's hospital. Karen Kent, 4, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Donald C. Kent, Salem street, is a tonsilectomy patient at St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Mary Ashmore, Tollcs square, is a surgical patient at St. Mary'ii hospital, Waterbury. Mrs. Daniel Lcary, Dcering lane, Is a surgical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Nancy Smey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anrew Smey, Maple terrace, has returned to her home after being treated at Waterbury hospital for, Several weeks for polio. Mrs. Hubert Hall of 66 Hivcrsidc drive/is a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital. ' Steve Martin, 94 New street, fs a patient at St. Mary's hospital for •mrgery planned tomorrow. -Entertnlnln* tonight) For choice liiluorN, hear, anil otltor bi>Ti>rnfti>» cull "Hill" OlihikoWKki nt tli(> City rncknnn Stni-c. Tel, *9»S,—Ad». CYO Unit Formed In Si. Mary's A Catholic Youth Organization was formed Monday night at St. Mary's Church, with William Malik sleeted as its first president. Other officers named are: Elaine Magas, secretary and Jean Dillon, treasurer. Committees for the coming year were appointed as follows: Social, Jean Biazuk, Joan Glen, Bernadette Poulin, Patricia Olson and Corrine Lawley. Sports, John . Tedesco, Bernard LaVasseur, Robert Suizdak and Robert Oris; sick, William Malik, Elaine Magas and Jean Dillon. Housing Authority Approved 40-Units For "Naugawam" The State Housing Authority today gave its stauvpi of approval to plans for the construction of five aditional unite at the borough's Naug-aivam grousing Project, off;- avenue near the New Dam. The additional five units will make a total of 40 in the development. The additional appropriation for the five units will increase the amount received from the state to $402,000. The additional units will also make it possible to lower the rental fees to be charged for each unit. Rents will now be $46 for a four-room single, $49 for a five- room (simple and $43 for a four- room duplex. All new rental fees include water rates. The additional five units had been anticipated. The local authority' now has authorization to sign a contract for their construction L Sat g- , dvan BoroughWants State Funds, Carter Says Bowles Makes New Proposal In Letter To Assembly Members; $50,000 Required To Complete Fund For Three Schools Hartford, Oct. 19—(UP)—Governor Bowles proposed today that the state spend $25.000,000 during the next two years to help municipalities build schools. He said it could be done without a. tax increase. The proposal was outlined in a eng-thy letter to all state legislators whom he expects to summon in special session soon to deal with what he calls a crisis in "Connecticut education." The governor said that a recent survey of school buiding needs indicates that the state should spend $35,000,000 in the present biennium. He explained that he was offering the $25,000,000 figure as a compromise since he knew that some lawmakers are opposed to spending so much mon- Bowles noted that a one per cent ncrease in the sales tax has been proposed to pay for school aid. He said that the program also could 36 financed through an income ;ax or a three-per-cent increase in the corporation tax. He hastened to add,. however, that "a tax increase is definitely not the answer." The <:hlef executive alao reject«d Republican demands that .the program be financed from current revenue. He said that the budget already is straining at the scams and would go lar into the red if this additional burden were Imposed on it. Favors Bond* The only way to finance the program, the governor concluded is with bonds. Republicans often have expressed opposition to this method. Bowles warned the legislators that "this issue can no longer be ducked • or ignored." He concluded: "Unless the government of this state has the courage and good sense to act properly and vigorously we will have failed in our obligation to the school children and the parents of this state The over-crowding will become so overwhelmingly evident by next fall that the resentment for our failure to act now will surely return to plague us." LOCAL PROGRAM Naugatuck is in the process of constructing three new schools at a cost of $750,000, of which $700,000 has been floated in a bond issue. The borough made up its school building budget anticipating a $50,000 state aid grant, but as the General Assembly in session this year failed to agree on the principle of state aid the grant has not been forthcoming. Warden Harry L. Carter today in discussing a survey made by the New Haven Register, in which the paper included Naugatuck as one of 20 towns that do not need state (Continued on Page Eight) Three Men Arrested In New Haven Theft New Haven, Oct. 19—(UP) Three New .Haven men have been arrested in connection with tho theft of $25,000 worth of jewels from the automobile of a New York salesman. John Cosenza and Frank Germc are held in bond of $50,000 each, and Charles Santenello in bond of $15,000 In city court their cases were continued for one week pending- further investigation. The jewel theft was reported by Jerome Gottfried of 93 Nassau street. New York city. He said the gems were taken from his locked car after he brought it to a garage to have a flat tire flxed. A garage- man told Gottfried that someone had deliberately let the air out of the tube. Most of the jewels were recovered svith the three arrests, according to police. Y's Men Observe 4th Anniversary More than 45 members and guests were present last night at the fourth anniversary meeting of the Naugatuck Y's Men's Clulf in the YMCA cafeteria. Y General Secretary Herbert E. Brown said today that a dinner was served at 6:30 o'clock, following which an entertainment program was provided. The "Nauga- tones" quartet, of the Naugatuck Barbershop Quartet croup, sang several numbers. Members of the group are: Arthur Swan. Michael Poynton, Fred Morton and Fred Woclke. Edward Muller and Walter Harris were in ch:»i;e of the program. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ficheissen and Howard Wilson, of New Haven, were among the guests. Mr. Ficheissen, Regional Y's Men's director, and Mr. Wilson, state YMCA associate secretary, spoke briefly. The Rev. Matthew Gates, pastor of the Naugatuck Methodist Church, led in group singing. Seven of he original 19 charter members of the club were present. All but one of the other 12 have since moved from the borough. Those present were: Mr. Harris, Mr. Muller, John Thibodeau. Mr. Brown, J^yman Hodgeman. W. R. Kirkendall and Alan Trask.

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