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Today's Chuckle Dime: a dollar with all the tax<-s taken out. — Production 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" WKATIIKR Oetn.sklornblc: c-loudln<-*H and <"on- timied warm weather today with showers occurring principally during the afternoon. Clearing and cooler tonight. Tomorrow, fair and cooler. TKMPKKATl'KK REPORT Midnight, 02; 3 a. m., 57; 6 a. m. 54; !l a. rn., 05; 30 a. m., 66. VOL. LXIV, NO. 248 ESTABLISHED 1885 First Naugawam Houses May Be Ready By Jan. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1949 Behrman Hopes 15 To Be Occupied Early In January Chairman T. Rex Behrman announced today the possibility of having 15 units of the Naugawam Village housing project available for oc-upancy about the fir-.it -week of January. The contract .with builders Johnson and Frizelle requires that 35 units be co.r.pleted by May. It has been indicated, however, that about 15 units, those near the proposed bridge from Rubber avenue, will be ready by January, ; t t which time tht-y will be turned over to tenants. With 40 houses to be built, and more than 180 applications on flic, the Housing Authority has con' ducted personal interviews during the past three weeks in an effete to arri%-e at decision and determination of those eligible and most urgently in need. Mr. Berman said today that cv- j ery effort has be?n made,- by mail i and by publicity, to let the appli- | cants know of the interviews. He shown suggests that any applicant who Coasting Race Contestants To Be Honored The 29 contestants in the second annual Y's Men's Club. Coasting Derby will be honored by the club at u banquet Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock in the YMCA cafeteria. Honored guests will be Robert Karbowicz and Robert Caron. Derby co-champions. Also to be i honored are Christopher Sheedy, runner-up; Alec Zonas, third place finisher; and Charles Schofield, builder of the best designed car. Prizes will be re-awarded to the winners at the banquet. Samuel Heckler, .Derby director in charge of arrangements for ! the program. After the banquet, the prizes will be awarded and motion pictures of the Derby, taken by John Thibodeau, will be Also to be present are several men from Waterbury, where a Y's has not been interviewed communi- i ». , ,-,,.. ,~ ~.~~- — — - " cate immediatley with the board Mens CIub ls being formed. The - - ovenmg will be a guest night and members planning to take quests Action will be started within a week to set up a priority list, from which applicants will be selected j for occupancy of the homes at Naugawam. Mr. Behrman .said he was hcne- ful that the State Housing Authority would take favorable Action on the local application for an additional $600,000 for construction of - t the ™° A by Those to be honored are: Alan Hermonat, 13, 156 Highland avenue; Donald Oldakowski, opher Sheedv 10 7K r , rJe: Robert^Eckberg if'of 50 more homes. The 40 homes now j Melbourne street; Paul O'Bri being built were made possible with the state guaranteed bonds in the amount of $492.000. The four and five room homes will be equipped with oil burning hot water furnaces and 30-gallon hot water storage tanlc?, the latter being gas-burning. The four-room dTrvlex houses 11, v/ill rent for room singles. J43 monthly S46; and five four room /-v • ACII, A.I, yumn street; Timothy Hanley, 14, of 78 Curtiss street; and Thomas Regan, 12, of 178 Curtiss street Also: Joseph King, 14, nf 267 North Main street; John Hanley 14, of 78 Curtiss street; CJemeni 14, of 256 North Main New DeMolay Officers Installed Leased Wire Service of the United Press 6 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS The 20 ,«MV officers of Hm Arthur F. I,«wis chapter, J> .Malay, wore Installed at cei-«nion8Wnes|lay nls'it in (hi- Muson:<. Temple. Shown aliovi- in ih.< f r mt row. loft to rijrht are BRYANT KIRKKNnAIT senior d,ut<.,,n; RAYMOND HANKS, chaplain; UAI.PH GII.NACK, marshal; HAROLD VAIE^TINE senior ft-.iiKMlor: IJAVIO REKD, orator; CAP.!, BOVAY. master councilor; EDWAKD McELROY «>„ ™!\™™°, NI> CIIDRC » IM '. *""»• councilor; JAMES MAIIAFFKV, thir.l ™plr and DONATn UMLAUF junior deacon. Second row, left to right, GEORGK WILLIAMS, first preceptor; ALAN JOHNSON, senior steward; RO.BKRT SWANSON, sixth preceptor; RONALD GRELE fifth nrecentor- TtRfTrii- HOAIJLEV. Junior steward and ALAN PETERSON, fourth preceptor. Rear ro»^ BERTEJOr SON ~d preceptor; ALAN GABRIKLSON, standard hearer, THOMAS JOHNSON, treasurer and JAMES UPRIGHT seventh preceptor. ' Savaik.e Stanczyk, Jr., 11,' of | each child p.i Kiley Reports On Halloween Parade Plans Michael Kiley, chairman of tho American Legion Halloween parade amd contest committee announced today that the parade for more than 1,000 borough youngsters Hnllo-.veon Night will start at Elm street and Rubber avenua, rather than at Presto's Store as previously announced The children will march to Church street iind then to the Tuttlc Luwn for the contest. As * ~~""^«*.f n., ij i ., -I J., OI IBS North Main street; Ted Kackowski, 12, of 47 Prospect street; _-_ „ ...^ .„,„„. Robert Caron* 13, of 8 Curtiss singles at $49. Tenants will supply street; Brian O'Neill, 11, of 43 Net- their own gas. electricity and heat I tleton avenue; Robert Karbowicz Applications are still 'being ac- | 11 - of 25 5 Prospect street- AJec cepted by the local authority.' sev- Zonas - 12 . of 182 Prospect street- eral hav-in" bepn fH«*H ^«UT !«„» 'and James Dpf^r-Ui 11 ~F .~ *-,..- ' stand, candy will of the the five Lsscs.ovor tlr? judges member.; Names of be flven by Leg-ion post, judgs.s for the contest are to be named next week to Commander Charles . sev- - . spec sreet- eral having been filed only last and Jar "cs DeCarlo, 11, o f G.Cross wpek. Applications of those not ; road ' granted rents immediately ubon ! AIso: William Krasinski. 11, O f 2S6 the completion of the project will|?[ orth Main street; Ronald Cabral, Jit-cording Clark. Joseph P. Donahue, . , editor of the NEWS will be m.-mt- cr of ceremonies at the Tuttl.i Lawn. Arrangements; are being ir.e completion of the project will!:" 1 "' " liun street; Konald Cabral i •- ----- - " be kept on file for favorable action i ' of 18 ° Maple street; Raymond made to secure a band to provide 10 o.-,— o ;•_,. j Kog-ut, 11, of 91 Locust street- Jo-' ml:5ic fot ' thn marchers. As in past as soon a.s possible. Veterans in need of housing will' b , eph K °S u t. 15, of 91 Locust street' B grajited preference.. ; Joseph Paiva, 14, 8 Pond street- i rlarOld JnhnQinn 1 ^ nf> e:n ctt^ - .-„. , . be Union .City Club Plans Xmas Party For Area Children The newly organized Union City Community club at last night's meeting in St. Mary's Church Hall, made plans for a Christmas party to be staged for all Union City children. No date has been se£ by the committee but the parly is to be staged in the church hall, according to President Richard Kelley. Walter Staskitwicz was named general chairman of arrangements. years, children of take part in the Halloween. all age» will celebration of The parade is scheduled promptly at 6:30 o'clock to start so that , ; ( Johnson 15, of 52 Sheffield | lane; Charles Schofield, 11. Beacon | Valley road; Richard Mortensen - • - — -•-- ---•— ~ - j a, of 25 Orchard terrace- Jamel' little children might take part (Kenny, 12. of 682 High street; John " ' ~ 'Kenny, 13, of 682 High street; and Frank lane. , 45-- *J-.*,*-l., lAIIU Altiere, 15, of 81 Sheffield Beacon Falls Woman Given Six Months In County Jail awarded costume the affair. Prizes will be winners in the various contests. Assisting- Chairman Kiley and Commander Clark with arrangements are Frank Castagna ii.-id Burton Noble. New Minister To Be Installed At Sunday Service The Rev. Marry J. Ekstfim Found guilty of aggravated assault. Mrs. Hilda (Doolittle) Wilkinson. 44, Beacon Falls, formerly .... -.„ .,, „. ^ or rvaug-atuck was sentenced to six i be installed as minister of the- Hill- months in New Haven County Jail j side Congregational church during by Judge William J. Shea in Wa-I the morning service at the church cermiry buperior-Court yesterday. ! Sunday at 11 o'clock. IHrS. Wl ilf Incrtv. »«rr* „ ~ i_ 1 . ml- . • ..... . ilkinson was arrested Aug- Mrs. 30 by Sgt. Louis Marchese and Trooper Edward J. Dooling of Bethany Barracks after she shot The installation service will be conducted by the Rev. Arthur H. Johnson, former minister of the local church. The Rev. Earl A. BULLETINS (By United Press) CJKRMANS ARRESTED Berlin — The official British newspaper in Berlin says at least three- prominent officials of the Soviet y.oiie have, been arrested by Russian secret police. The pa~ Ijer says one prisoner is Police Gi-nerul Kit-hard StaimiT. the son- in-law of the president of the JCast (Uermuii state, Willielin J'ieclt. oOo IMtESSUKU ON TITO Vienna—Russia reportedly is making now moves designed to put additional pressure on Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. Western diplomatic sources at Vienna say the Russians have built a number of rocket-launching sites along the Romanian border with Yugoslavia. oOo VATICAN CHARGES Ronif — The Vatican radio rhargi's that an attack against Catholic seminaries has hcgiui in Czechoslovakia. In a Czech- luiiKiiuKr broadcast, the radio says lour st-minarics have bwn as it puts it, -'liquidated" by Czech authorities. oOo . ATTACKS NEGROES Atlanta—Governor Herman Talmadge of Georgia is attacking a group of Negroes suing for equal educational rights. Talmudgre says his administration will fight a federal court suit filed by Valdosta, Ga., for a group of colored children. He says the suit will bo fought with ail the weapons he can command. • oOo UNIFICATION ROW Washington—Members of Congress says the hearings on unification before the House Armed Services committee have helped to clear the air. Some congressmen say that the unification row in bound to have a bad effect on the efficiency of thu Defense Department fur Honu- time. But they, think that in tho long run it will load to betor and less expensive miliary -power. William Potter, Ansonia. Potter was | Pope, interim minister "and the'Wv'. lhe neck b ^ a - 32 caliber Waller Palm of New York also ~ * "j <*• •**& v.u.iiutjr w ii i-iui i ciiin UL i\ew fired from a revolver by Mrs. will participate in the Wilkinson, police said. When presented Court on charges of aggravated assault, Mrs. Wilkinson entered a plea of guilty. State Police said she service. , The Rev. Ekstara will preach his Superior j first sermon at the Hillside church, using as his topic, The Spirit of | My Ministry. Christ The King Feast Observance With Holy Hour - - — m-c OUIU BI1K shot Potter after an argument soon in- kor for tor A welcome reception for the Rev. and Mrs. Ekstam and daughter, home on Sko- Kathryn Louise, will be held at 5 Potter was hospitalized o'clock in the church hall. Refresh- nn VC »a f Of HyTr. -,..i . i ..i.. ••,, , WALTER STASKIEWICZ He will be assisted by Frank Neary, Stanley Levandoski, Stanley Bandurski. Margaret Kelley, Casimcr Posila, William Linsky, William Fellows Creslo Klimaszewski and John Corcoran. During the meeting members heard Paul S. O'Brien, past president and Malcolm Wilson, president of the West Side Community club. The two men discussed organization of a club, how to obtain a charter, by-laws and other important matters. Hospital Bulletins John M. Poynter, 46 Damson lane, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. —,^, *.i^^ifsti.a.ii£,t;M •ral days at St. Mary's hospital, where an operation was per- •.ormed to remove the bullet. Officer Armonat On Annual Vacation Police Chief John J. Gormley announced today that Patrolman Edward Armonat started his week's vacation today. Patrolman Armonat plans to spend the week in Springfield. Maine. The chief also reported that Patrolman James Hennessey will start his week's vacation Monday, returning, to duty Oct. 31. ments will, be served and the public is invited to attend. Rubbish Collections Superintendent of Streets Lro J. Brophy announced today that Cubbish will be collected on the cast. side of the borough Monday and on *•„.„ the west side Wednesday. Residents I o'clock are asked to lpn\r*> T-nXKir-v, ;~ * *. . are asked to leave rubbish in front of their homefe in small containers. —Buyers from HadleyV |,, Wutrrlmrr arf ronMniHI, combing | ea ,Hnt' mat-Kefs -Insure jour child's health this wi l«r oDtstandinir val Bfs reprinted by ter. Cull Xaiiir. ,T«4» «,<!„,- for <• rl .t Hadle/'s always low prlces.-A.lv. Oak Fun,, pastm-ri/e, ilk.-Vdv Brotherhood Hears Rev. D. L. Kent Evangelism was the subject of the Rev. Donald L. Kent, pastor 'of the Salem Lutheran church, when he spoke befurn .'i. r nief:tin<^ of tho Men's Brotherhood <jf (he churrh last evening. The Rev. Paul Lonmcr of Dorchester, Mas-:.?.. scheduled speaker, was unable to attend. Thirty-nine members ntiendcd the meeting, at which hosts were J. Louis Johnson. Arthur Nelson and J. R. Anderson. The executive committee will meet in the near future to dific-ls..? .plans, for thn rinmml ChriMtma.M party. HRIJSIi FIRE Firemen were summoned at P:3:l thi:.. morning- to extinguish a brush tiro on Scott street. IVI'lltllO, Itiiblicr — Adv. no chances on siifhlc/t ( . l.ct Krlrksiin Minors, Ale., *vi»teri/<> your cur The Feast of Christ the King, Sunday evening, Oct. 30, will be fittingly observed with a Holy Hour sponsored by the Fourth Degree Assembly, Knights of Columbus, according to an announcement by Faithful Navigator Joseph Suchenski. Permission has been granted by the Most Rev. Henry J. O'Brien, Bishop of Hartford, through the Rev. William Topor, pastor of St. Hedwip's church, where the services will be held. The Holy Hour, consisting of the recitation of the rosary, the Litany, the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and a sermon, will begin at 7:30 o'clock to make it possible for I he public to take part in the celebration of Uie Feast. Chairman of the committee arranging tho details of the services is Chris Owens. Veterans groups. Ihr. police and fire departments, and members of the Waterbury Fourth Degree Assembly will be asked to participate in the ceremony, according to Mr. Owens, and further details will be announced. TIMIMIUJM, Hiirirm-d, Oct. 22 - -(UP)—Former Oov, John H. Trumibull of Pluin- ville is a patient at a Hartford ho.-mtal. Ho is under observation but is not in serious condition. —*<•<. "Hill" I'lir-kiiKi- S( 'Is. Cull Adv. Sought Radios Last Year, Gormley Says. Police Chief John J. Gormley today told the NEWS that in this year's budget requests, submitted last April, he sought an appropriation Tor the purchase of radio equipment for the borough's two police cars. Chief Gormley also stated that unoHlclal estimates of tho cost of the system set at $4,000 would not bp sufficient to cover the cast of installation and maintenance. He did not give an estimate of the cost of tho system. The police budget for next year is again expected to carry a request for the appropriation of funds for police radio. Fire Chief John J. Sheridan hari, for the post several years, recommended the purchase of radio equipment for his department, but has not asked for funds to cover the costs of the equipment. Commission To Study Industrial Council Report On Pollution The State Water Commission asked for additional time in which j to study a report on industrial | wastes pollution of the Naugatuck ' river yesterday afternoon when it appeared at a meeting in Waterbury with the water resources advisory committee of the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Council. The commission was presented the report for study some time ago, according to Charles L. Eyansonl council president, and yesterday it Drought forth its disagreements with the report. The advisory committee consists of 17 engineers of industry from Naugatuck Valley industrial plants. James Newlands, consulting- engineer, al.so was in attendance. Richard C. Martin, director of the State Water Commission, who was in Naugatuck yesterday morning discussing dates for construction of a sewage disposal plant in Naugntuck with Warden Harry L carter and Borough Atty. Joseph Ji. Falbot, was in attendance at the WaLcrbury session. Although no definite date was set, another meoting of the commission with, the council will be held after the two bodies have further studied the council's report. North Woodbury Girl Succumbs To Polio Watcrbury, Oct. 22 Eight-year-old Caroline North Woodbury died today of infantile paralysis in Waterbury hospital. It, was Connecticut's 23rd death since early last aum- — (UP) _ Fan-is of polio incr. Caroline was admitted hospital last night. to the. Costs Driver $30 To Sound Siren Andrarle Agusto 102 Baldwin street, Wiilorbury, wan arrested lant night on Rubber avcnuo by Motor Patrolman Michael Sharon for illegal use of a siren on his car. In Borough Court this morning, he was fined $30 by Judge Martin L. Cainc. Police Chief John J. Gormley said Agusto was blowing the siren when arrested by Patrolman Sharon. Prolonged Steel Strike May Delay Completion Of ThreeJElementary Schools Beacon Valley Grange Wins $200 Community Service Prize Top Honors Given At State Parley For Park Program Top honors in the state Grange! :ommunity service competition have been accorded the Beacon Val- j ley Grange. The award was given for the local Grange's development of a year-round recreation park ad- lacent to the Grange hall. In ceremonies last night in Foot Guard hall, Hartford, during -_he 55th annual meeting of the state Grange, Raymond Clapp, University of Connecticut extension professor, presented the award to Mrs. Albert Miller, member of the Beacon Valley Grange and lady assistant steward of the state Grange Mrs. Raymond Benson, master of the local Grange, also was in attendance. William Brush is project ihairman. Yesterday afternoon, Governor Chester Bowles in addressing the convention said he thinks that armers would be better off if they understood the problems of city workers. He added that city dwellers also should try to appreciate the difficulties of farmers. A report made at the parley shows that the organization has nearly 30,000 members in Connecticut, which includes nearly 3000 :akan in during the past year. Ira F. Wilcox of Tolland was elected master of the state Grange to serve a two-year term. Other Officers Other state officers are: Donald Peck, Litchfield, overseer- Mrs Alma A. Brooks, Torrington, lecturer; Robert K. Mitchell, Southbury steward; Alfred Beck with,. South Windsor; assistant steward- the Rev Albert S. Woodworth, Southington, chaplain; Charles H Curtis, Plainville, treasurer- Ellsworth L. Cove)!, Andover secretary; Jerome Keech, Southbury gatekeeper; Mabel H. Roberts • eres; Frances Gentley, Windsor F°u v-rT° m ° na: Ada M -' Moore, ?al»s Village, Flora; Gertrude Platt Litchfield, lady assistant steward' Named to the executive committee was Sidey'Hanll of Norwich re- ciring state master. Enters Contest Besides Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Miller, also attending the convention is Mrs. Olive Greenwood, Juvenile matron. Announcement of the vinnmg of the award, a $200 U S Savings Bond, came during a meet- ng of the local Grange During last night's business session here, Charles Messner and Alanson Benson, emergency light- MICHAEL WARGO of Millviile is among competitors seeking the nation's junior vegetable growing championship and a share of the cash awards and scholarship provided by A & I'- Food,Stores. He Is among 14 New Haven county junior farmers who have entered the ninth annual SlUMIO production-marketing contest of the National Junior Vegetable Growers assoo'atlon. ing committee, presented a diagram and report of estimated cost of in- .stalling emergency lighting in the hall. Approved by the fire marshal and members of the Grange, the work, will start immediately. Members of the local Grange will neighbor with Rock Rimmon Grange Oct. 25, when a Halloween party will be held. The lecturer's program included a hat modeling show, with Mrs. Anthony Brodeur in charge. Eleven •nen models were William Brush and William Brush,* Jr., Louis San- Soucie, Walter Roberts, Edward Honyotski, Thomas Horan Frederick Birdsall, Harry Stecle, Charles Nettleton, Thorston J6hnson and Frederick Twitchell. with the women buyers being Mrs. Roberts Mrs. Ola Wilkins, Marguerite Henry, Mrs. George Killian. Mrs Twitchell, Mrs. Annie Austin. Mrs Bella Armstrong, .Mrs. Adolph Kudzma. Mrs. Mary Johnson, Mrs Arlene SanSoucie and Shirley Ben- Contractors Told Deliveries Due Later This Month May Not Be Made; Good Progress Made Thus Far Unless settlement of the nation- ide steel strike comes within the next week or two', the construction of Aaugatuck's three new schools will be delayed for an indefinite period. Contractors of the new Central ave " ue ' Cross "feet and Meadowbrook schools have been notified by their steel outlets that delivery dates may not be met at the n?£ , ?«ober, due to the crippling strike. The sch ools are prof , ressi cording to .schedule at this \irne and although some work canTe Continued without steel use unless deliveries are made as planned ?h U f/ Iy , th ' 6 W ° rk >*hed"?es wm shattered, and completion of th* ' UUr ' You Should Know Officials of the P. Francini Construction Co.. building the Central avenue school, and the W j Me s-m. Inc., contractor for the western elementary and Cross street school, say they have been noti- n 1h v, r SKi '" iity " f *e'«v« " , 1h .. c scheduled .shipments of •••tee] for the buildings. Because „' ^ ha 7"K heen" placed some .me ago they .,ay there is a possibility the deliveries may be made ^ scheduled, but there is no £far- antec. The largest portion of the «n e ,h WOr K hUS bCCn c °™P'eted in all the schools. trucH CCntra ' avcnue Rchoi)1 cc ">•> tiuction company had hoped Jo Place the roof on the structure b° hn!/h ° lh<J month ' Plumbers have been at work at the building site for some time. Plumbers also arc working at the Cross .street school, where bricks y« been laid up to the first floor ricks also have been laid to this extent at Mcadowbrook school. The contractors say the work schedule has been kept to a r reat extent because of favorable weather this fall. They are in hopes of another six weeks of good weather 'o get exterior work completed before actual winter weather sets in Maximum crews have been enraged in buildin? the schools which contractors had planned on completing by the first of next year Budget for the schools hai been *Lf S750 . 00 °. w hi<=h includes a $700,000 bond issue. Borough officials hope to obtain a S50 000 state aid grant to make up the balance of the building budget Sherman H. Brown, Junior Commerce Chamber Pres. A believer in and an active worker for community betterment s Sherman H. Brown, president of Naugatuck's Junior Chamber of Commerce. ' v "Sherm" is thoroughly wrapped up in the Jaycce movement and as president, hopes to help the club grow, and expand its activities, not only to continue its present projects, but to institute and carry through many new ones. One of he "babies" of the Connecticut Jaycee movement and one of the newer of the many local organizations, the group has already made "big strides toward taking its place among the most active groups dedicated to community betterment. A few of the projects sponsored are: A Boy Scout Troop in Union City, the annual "I Speak for Democracy" contest for Naugatuck High School students, the free dental clinic for public school children, a program to send spectacles overseas and a Better Books program. Borough Native Sherman was born in Naugatuck May C, IfllT, the son of Harold W. and Ruth (Hawley) Brown. His mother died while he was -very young, during a flu epidemic. He has a half brother, David, and two half-sisters, Elizabeth and Frederica, by a lator marriage of his father to the former Ruth Johnson. Sherm attended Salem School and Naugatuck High School, leaving the latter institution at the end of hln sophomore year to enter Wooster Preparatory School, in Oanbury. He attended Wooster for three years, graduating in 1935 and then attended Dartmouth University for four years. He is a member of the Dartmouth class of 1939. At Wooster, Sherm played basketball and was student manager SHERMAN II. BROWN of the bnscball team. He continued Jils particllpntion in athletics at Dartmouth, taking part i n inter- mural sports. During his schooling, Sherm had developed a desire to be a writer. After finishing nt Dartmouth, he wrote a number of short stories and articles whidh he submitted to various publishing houses. Unfortunately, all we're returned with the well known pink rejection slip. Sherm Moon realized thnt he was not cut out. to bo a writer, HO In 18.10' he took ,1 position an n junior salesman with the Koppers Coke Co., of Waterbury. After a fe'.v months there he took another position, this in the footwear sales de- nartment of the U. S. Rubber Co., in New York City. In 1942 Sherm was offered and accepted a position as selective service advisor with the Sperry Gyroscope Co., in Brooklyn. N. Y He relates, with a chuckle, how he lost that position in August of 1943, when at the suggesion—or rather request—of Uncle Sam he entered the U. S. Army Air Corps. Air Cadet He took his Cadet training at Maxwell Field. Ala., and was then transferred to Bellman Field. La., where he underwent an extensive course in advanced navigation. Graduation from the school in Oct. -of, 1944, Sherm was commissioned as 2nd lieutenant and was sent to Rapid City, S. D.. for overseas training. Upon completion of this phase of training he was sent to England where he jqined the famed 8th Airforce. Soon after V. E. Day. in May, 1945,. he* returned to the United States and was discharged in -November of that vear. Sherm went to work at the Naugatuck Fuel Co.. of which his father is president, after being separated from the service, but left the concern at the beginning of this year to work for the Naugatuck Lumber Co. He claims that ho holds no special position at the company. but doc.5 a little bit of everything "just learning tho business'" His wife, Katherine (Murphy) Brown, is the daughter of the Lumber Co. president and treasurer. Jere Murphy. They were married April 17, 1941. in Naugntuck and now have two daughters. Sheri. am- Kix. a first grade pupil at Salpm School, and Suzy, 4. who attends Mrs. Jeannettc D. Zonino's nursery school, on Ward street. Sherm became affiliated with the Jaycees when the local unit was first formed, in the early summer (Continued on Page Three)

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