Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 24, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, October 24, 1949
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Today's Chuckle CnnfiiciUH say: Von ask for credit. I no give — You get mad. You ask for credit, I give, you no pay, 1 set mad. — Better you get mad. —The Spotlight. •Kaugatturk Haifa 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" WKATIIKK OonHlili'i-iihli; rlnudlFMMix \vllli h sunshine thiH iifli-rnoon. F;iir cool tonight with hf.-ivy I rum ]y. TiicKiliiy. mtmtly .sunny jinil with the high 00. TKMI'KHATI RI-.S Midnight, 49; 3 a. m.. -10; 6 a. m.. 43; 9 a. nv. 50; noon. 64. VOL. LXIV, NO. 249 ESTABLISHED 1885 MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Class Of 1939, NHS Stages Reunion 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Charles Smith Heads Grange Juveniles Charles Smith was elected mas-! ter of the Juveniles of Beacon Valley Grange at an election of officers last week. * Other officers named are: Rochelle Durette, lecturer; Joanne Behlman. secretary; SS ; fvTa Obst, overseer; Edward Smith, steward; Charles Schcfield. assistant steward: Patricia Behlman. lady assistant steward: Frederick Trestrail, chaplain: Thelma Valentine, treasurer; Mickey Kudzma, gatekekeper; Ina Johnson. Ceres; Barbara Brush. Pomona; Susan Greenwood, Flon. Installation ceremonies will be held in the near future. Juvenile matron, Mrs.. Olive Greenwood, who attended the state Grange convention last week, announces receipt | of an honor award for outstanding I achievement of local Juveniles dur- I ing the past year. i ilrs. Raymond Benson, master I of the local Grange, received an I honor award in behalf of the Grange for the quality of the lecturer's programs during the past year. ilrs. Adoiph Kudzma is the i lecturer. | Tomorrow evening- members of i the Beacon Valley Grange will j neighbor with Rock Rimmon I Grange, which will hold a Hallow- i een party. The Halloween party of | the local Grange will be held Fri- ' day night. The annual election of j officers will take place Friday; night. Nov. 4. Naugatuck Meets Wilbur Cross 11 Thursday Afternoon Raymond K. Foley, Acting Principal and Director of Athletics, announced today that the Naugatuck- Wilbur Cross football game will be played Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Recreation Field. The game had been scheduled for Saturday but was changed by agreement of both schools. Wilbur Cross, formerly New Haven Commercial, will be seeking to avenjre a 7-6 defeat administered by the locals last year. It was the first victory for a Naugatuck team since 1945. BULLETINS (By United Press) "NO MOVES" Washington—Presidential Secretary Charles Ross says he knows of "no impending moves" by President Truman to step the coal and steel strikes. Ross made the statement at Union station in Washington as he left with Mr. Truman for New York. • oOo NEW TALKS New York—Federal mediators have scheduled a new talk with officials of United States Steel Corporation in New York today in an effort to work out a settlement proposal in the steeel dispute. Labor officials in Washington say President Truman probably will step into the steel and coal strikes by next Thursday if 'there is no change in the situation by then. oOo STRIKE ENDS St. Louis—Five-thousand operating employes of the Missouri- Pacific Railroad have ended iheir 44-day strike and are ready to go hack to work. Missouri-Pacific officials have promised to fry to have some trains running by tonight. oOo BACK TO WORK Honolulu—More than 2,000 CIO Longshoremen are expected to return to work on Hawaiian docks tomorrow. Leaders of the union and :;even stevedoring firms signed a back-to-work agreement yesterday and asked Hawaiian Governor Stainback to return waterfront facilities to private ownership. ——-oOo MILK STRIKE? New York—New talks set for today in an effort to avert a. strike scheduled for ilvis afternoon, by truck drivers who deliver milk to 11-million customers in three states. Negotiators for both sides were deadlocked this morn- injf after a 15-hour all-night session! The walkout would stop milk deliveries in various parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. oOo LEFT-WING Cleveland—CIO President Murray and his top lieutenants are deciding today how and when the National CIO will take action against left-wing CIO unions They will discuss action against left-wingers as part of the program for the CIO annual convention opening in Cleveland next Monday. Goodyear Co. In Tentative Agreement: A tentative pension agreement has been reached by the Goodyear Rubber Co. and the United Rubber Workers of America, CIO in negotiations held since Sept. 28 at Buffalo, N. Y. Negotiations were recessed and -will be reopened in Akron, Ohio, a.-j soon as possible, not later than Nov. 28. The union has withdrawn its demand for a general wage increase and the company agreed vo raising its pension and insurance contributions to 10-cents an hour, according to a joint statement issued at Buffalo. About 22.000 production workers in the. firm's 10 plants aic affected. Both parties will study allocation of the 10-cent.s between pen.n'ons and insurance programs to be adopted during the recess. Jaycees Announce Three Judges For Speaking Contest Gen. Nolan Says Guard Wants Entire "Lot" For New Garage Plans for the "Voice of Democracy" puGlie speaking contest for local high school students, sponsored by the Naugatuck Junior Chamber of Commerce are progressing satisfactorily, it was reported today by John Darby, local chairman. Raymond K. Folcy, principal of Naugatuck High School, has given the JCC his approval and support to the contest and all students wishing to enter will prepare their five mintitr talks the week of Oct. j 30 through Nov. fi. Mr. Darby an- j nounccd that the speeches would then be given in person before local judges the evening of Nov. 10 at the American Legion Homo on Cedar street. One winner will then be selected and the speech i recorded by a radio .station, and the recording entered in the state diminution contest to be held at a later date. The judges named to this date are Rev. Willarcl B. Soper, Atty. Helen L. McDonough, and Arthur W. Swan, but it is hoped that one more woman will be named shortly. .This contest is beinp; conducted in connection with National Radio Week and all local radio dealers are boing askocl to support the Junior Chamber of Commerce in this venture. Ask Probe Of Several Brush Fires Firemen were called to extinguish 11 brush fires during the weekend, Fire Chief John J. Sheridan reported today. -After being- summoned five times Saturday and Sunday tn fires on the Jennings estate, Johnson street, Chief Sheridan asked for a police investigation in that area. That same area was the scene of numerous fires lust fall nnd spring. Friday afternoon at 5:40 o'clock „ fire was extinguished on Hunter property off Lewis street. Saturday morning firemen were called at 9:20 o'clock for a fire en Scott street. Later, at 11:45 o'clock, a phone call brought firemen to the area, and a few minutes later. Box 115 was sounded , by a plant guard at the old U. S. I Rubber Co. plant on request of an I unidentified woman. Fires at the Jennings estate were Saturday afternoon at 1:35 o'clock f»nd Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Also Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and 1:30 o'clock. Yesterday at 5:40 i p. m. firemen were called to the | home of John Healy, 160 Ward street, nnd at 9 p. m. to Water Co. property on Candec road. At 10 p. m. firemen were again called to the Jennings estate, Johnson it reet. This morning at 9:45 o'clock a tire was also extinguished on Hunter property. The entire parcel of property adjacent to Recreation Field is desired by the Connecticut National Guard to construct a proposed garage and eventually an armory, according to a statement today by General Joseph Nolan of the CNG. General Nolan in explaining the amount of land desired for the projected constructiodn said. "We want the whole lot, from the river to the driveway, and from the row of trees to the road." In further discussing the site, he said. "We want all the land conveyed to us. because we have plans — Buyer* from Haillrr'x hi Watrrlmr- arr r..n«tantl> rnmhlnz Icadinc markets lor outMaiHliiit; values represented by Hatllev's always low prices.—Adv. it a future time to construct an ar- •nory. Right now the plans call for the building of a garage." He said that ho does not believe Army engineers will survey the property, but that borough officials will be sent a "site plan" in the near future. ' Warden Harry L. Carter today said that the Nationl Guard has not contacted him in any way, and hat the borough's "hands arc tied when the National Guard will not inform us what they want or what they are doing." — Insure your c-hilil's lieuUh this win- ier. Call XIUIB. :,»l!l today for (irrat Oak I'ai-in imstncrlzed milk.—Adv. Hospital Bulletins Dennis (Joe) Norton, veteran Waterbury policeman und brother of Thomas Norton. New H.-u-nn road, is a medical patient at St. Mary's hospital whore his name is on the danger list. Richard Ruby. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nunzip Ruby. S3 Olive street, is a tonsillorlnmy patient at St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Peter Matul. 20 Brennan street, is .1 medical (patient at St. Mary's hospital. Two-Alarm Fire In Willimantic; $50,000 Damage A two-alarm fire at Willimantic has been brought under control j after causing damage estimated at j $50 000. j Thr- Willimantic Firn Department—aided by fire companies from five nearby towns—fought, the blaze fnr nnarlv two hours, It tlnstroved the third floor of th3 Sadd building, driving out dwellers from 35 apartments. No ono was reported hurt, but one fireman wa.s overcome by smoke. Much of the damage was caused | by water seeping down on first- j floor stores. Another fire a few miles away destroyed a barn at Mansfield Stntu Training School. Pome 50 tons of baled hay went HP in flames. The loss is put at S15.000. A third fire is reported at C'anaan. It destroyed'a garage and workshop but firemen managed to save the nearby home of Morris Small. $39,000 In State School Fund Sought For Borough — ——•—-———— . ^^ Rev. H. J. Ekstam Installed Minister Of Hillside Congregational Church T.4-'"MW**i Interim Minister Rev. Earl A. Pope, Returns To Yale The Rev. Harry J. Ekstam was installed as minister of the Hillside Congregational church yesterday morning at the 11 o'clock worship service. He succeeds the Rev. Paul W. Peterson, who resigned the local pastorate and left the borough last May to become minister of a Jamestown, N. Y. church. Presiding at the service was the Rev. Earl A. Pope, interim minister, who will now continue his studies at Yale university. The Rev. Arthur A. Johnson, superintendent of the Old People's Home" in New York and former local minister, was in charge of the installation. He said in part that in back of the Rev. Ekstam is God, who carries the responsibility. "In timic-s of success or discouragement he is not alone. Tae church stands with him and gives God the glory," ,he said. The Rev. Walter'. A. Palm of Brooklyn, N. Y., gave the charge to the church. The new minister in hit; first sei-mon preached on the 12th cha.-'tcr of Romans. He spoke for unity in reaching- goals "that shall be set through Jesus Christ." H e said that the issue of Christian living is .living out of the inner self. 200 at Reception More than 200 attended the reception for the Rev. and Mrs. E'tetam and their daughter, Kathryn, held at 5: o'clock in the church hall. • Frfdorr Aidcrsori, chairman of the church board, presided at the reception, and the Rev. Pope led the devotions. The choir, directed by Roy Johnson, sang two anthems, "The .Cherubim Song" and "Beautiful Saviour". The service included a welcome from Clifford Swanson, president of the Covenant Hi-League; Gordon Anderson, Young People's 1 society; Mrs. Yngve Dahlin. president of the Ladies auxiliary; Elton Abramson, Sunday school superintendent; Albert Curtiss, Men's Fellowship. James Fox, secretary of the church board, read letters of greetings from the Rev. Willard B Soper, minister of the Congregational church; the Rev. Eric Lm- der, Washington Depot; the Rev. Arvid Jones, New Haven- the Rev Dwight Elving, Bridgeport; the Rev. William Holmburg, chairman of the Fifth District; the Rev. L. J Person, superintendent of E. M. A. Ministers Attend Local -ministers in attendance were the Rev. O, H. Bertram, St. Paul's Lutheran church; the Rev Matthew H. Gates, Methodist Church, and the Rev. Donald L. Kent. Salem Lutheran church. The Rev. Kent brought greetings from his congregation and spoke in behalf of the Naugatuck Council of Churches and the work to be done in the community for the salvation of the unsaved. The Rev. Johnson assured the Rev. Ekstam that after seven yeais as minister of the local church he found the people always are loyal and cooperative. The Rev. Pope expressed his heartfelt thanks for the excellent cooperation of the congregation during the months he served here. Presented Gift The new minister was presented a gin of money by the church board chairman, and expressed his thanks for all the many kind things done to make his coming- pleasant. Mrs. Ekstam during the day wore a corsage presented by the Ladies' auxiliary, members of which served refreshments. Mrs. Arthur Swanson and Mrs. Donatus Anderson were co-chairmen of the refreshments committee assisted by Mrs. Malcolm Wilson. Mrs. Elton Abramson, Mrs oarl Erickson, Mrs. Walter 1C Anderson, Mrs. Albert Curtiss Mrs James Fox, Mrs. Lament ' Kirk' Mrs. Harry McLean, Mrs. Curtiss Smith, Mrs. Paul Anderson and Mrs. Paul Johnson. POSTPONED A mooting of the committee arranging the annual Firemen's Ball has been postponed from tonight ( to tomorrow night, Nordhill ! Naugos, secretary, announced today. Mrs. Mary Stankiewicz. 16 Line." Hill slrer-t is a medical patient at St. Mary'.' hospital. —Si-i' "HIM" nirhihuwskl al the fTTv I'lii'ktiKc Xtiiri' fur :il! MUM- liuuni- nefils. Cull jsiis for quirk ,l,.|ivri-,_ Births EDMONDSON-St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 21. a son to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edmondson, 178 Meadow street BROZAIT—St. Mary's Hospital, Watorhury, Oct.. 24, daughter to Mr. nnd Mrs. John Brozait, 465 Cherry utrect Mrs. Brozait is the former Sophie Kielb. Freire Infant Dies; Funeral Rites Today Clirlos Freire, threemonths-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ildefonsa H Freire, 505 South Main street, died early this morning. Private funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place. Burial will be in St. James' cemetery. DuBois Commands Submarine In Big Pacific Maneuvers Guppy-Snorkel Sub "Remora" With "Aggressors" Cmdr. Raymond F. DuBois, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. DuBois of 120 May street, has taken his submarine the USS Remora into action as part of the "aggressor forces" in the joint Army-Navy training exercise "Miki," a large- scale amphibious maneuver in the Pacific. The maneuvers, scheduled to continue through October and November, involves nearly 40,000 soldiers, sailors and marines. The aggressor force is attempting to hold the Hawaiian Islands against an invasion fleet from the west coast of the United States. Cmdr. DuBois assumed command of the Remora, a new "guppy-snorkel" submarine in 1948. It is his third submarine command. Graduating from the Naval Academy in June, 1938, Cmdr. DuBois served on battleships and destroyers before being assigned to the Submarine School at New London, For 1941. his wartime service Cmdr. DuBois has been awarded the Salver Star Medal, and is entitled to wear the Presidential Unit Citation. Committee Named To Raise Funds For New Ambulance Beacon Falls (Correspondent's Phono 6743) The board of selectmen today announced the names of the committee appointed to act as the steering cpmmittee for the collection of funds for the renovation of the Loui,s Buckmiller Memorial Ambulance presented the town last week. Fire Chief WiHiam J. Lee will represent the Beacon Hose Co., Joseph Sarasin. the Community Club, Mrs. Ralph Tucker the Rock Rimmon Grange; Chester Mrozinski, White Eagle Society and Ernest Trznski. Post 25, American Legion. This group will meet tomorrow night with the selectmen to make initial plans for a canvass for funds. The meeting will be at 7:30 o'clock in the town hall. Members of the board are Frank Sem- plenski, Edward Smith and Wilfred Swan. —Ti»k« no olmiioi-s on Midilon winter weather. T.ct l: rlr-kson Motors |"'l Itnhher Avi'., winterize your cor lli.w. —Ally. Card Party A card party, sponsored by the Ladies' auxiliary of the American Legion post, will be held Thursday evening at 8 o'clock in the Legion Home. Mrs. Richard Zollo is chairman of the arrangements committee, assisted by Mrs. Martha Reilly and\ Mrs. Frank Wynne. Granted Nolle Clemens Chesnutis, 58, Lopus road, charged with failure to signal, was granted a nolle without payment when he appeared before Judge John A. Membrino in Waterbury City court Saturday. Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Conference Held In Hartford (By United Press) The 13th annual youth rally of Pilgrim Fellowship of Connecticut has been held at Hartford. The session was addressed by Congressman Walter H. Judd of Minnesota who told of some of his experiences as a missionary doctor in China. New officers installed were: President, Peter W. Gillies of Milford; vice-president, Arthur Hall of Hampton; recording secretary. Sheila Bowes of Waterbury; and corresponding secretary, Ruth Bainton of New Haven. Norman Wood of Naugatuck attended the rally. CL&P Purchases Land In Berlin For Office Building R. H. Knowlton, president of The Connecticut Light and Power Co'.Ti.pany announced today the purchase of approximately 109 acres of land, mostly in the Town of Berlin, for the construction of a building- which wi!) house the Company's executive and staff offices. It is hoped, Mr. Knowlton said, that construction of the building can be started in the slpiring of 1950 and that by the spring of 1951 the building will be ready for occupancy by approximately 300 persons employed in the offices of the president, 'board chairman, financial officers and general accounting department now located in Hartford, and in the departments of the sales, public relations, engineering, operating, research and administrative vice presidents, together with the purchasing department, now located in the Freight street, Waterhury service building. Douglas Orr, nationally known New Haven architect, has been engaged to design the building. Although the actual design has not been determined, a preliminary study indicates that a building having approximately 60,000 square feet of floor space will be required. Mr. Knowlton noted that construction of the new headquarters will relieve crowded conditions which now exist in the company's Hartford and Waterbury offices and, through consolidation of affected personnel, will contribute both to efficiency and economy. He •stated that the conj^ilidation which will an a long-felt need' could not be effected until the Wilbur Cross Highway became available to the Company. Nauganotes Issues Anniversary Book - The 10 year history of Nauga- notes. the official publication of the U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant, is told and illustrated in the October issue which is entiredly devoted to the observance 1 of the publication's 10th anniversary. Copies are now available to plant em- ployes. Past, present and future developments of the publication are contained in the 20-page issue. The plant magazine was the first of its kind in the entire U. S. Rubber Co. and the first industrial publication in this state. The cover consists of a photograph of each of the 10 i covers of each volume. REFUSED Boston—A Superior Court judge refused today to quash a finding that Movie Actor Joseph Kirkwood, Jr., was the father of an unwed Worcester girl's twin sons. "UNECONOMIC' Boston—The proposed 75-million-dollar toll highway across Massachusetts was called ''uneconomic" today by a Massachusetts state senator. James Corbett says the highway frflm New Hampshire to Connecticut wouldn't pay. Rep. Mengacci Confers With State Board Naugatuck 25th On List; Funds Remain In Old Appropriation; To Reintroduce Measure Asking $150,000 Aid An attempt to secure a portion of the remaining $39.000 in the .-Late board of education s appropriation for state aid grants for school building construction is being made by State Representative Adam Mengacci. Mr. Mengacci, who was in con- cact with the state board today, said that although there does not appear to be "much chance" of Naugatuck obtaining- any portion of the remaining funds, as the borough is 25th on the list seeking a segment, he is not easing his attempts. The state representative is advising Dr. J. Nelson Judy, chairman of the school building com- .nittee, and Ralph H. Bavier, chairman of the Naugatuck Planning Commission and member of the building group, to contact John Lyman, chairman of the state boar J of education, to express their opinions on the subject. Air. Mengacci has been told by the state board that Mr. Lyman will hear the borough's story, although there is no guarantee any oortion of the appropriation will oe allocated Naugatuck. The legislator also plans to reintroduce his measure in the special session of the General Assembly, expected to be called in ihe immediate future by Governor Chester Bowles, requesting a $150.000 state aid grant for the construction of Naugatuck's three new- schools. Prior to the regular session of the 1949 Legislature, when no education appropriations \yere forthcoming, funds were made available to communities constructing schools. The amount of the state aid grant was 550,000 a school, but the .statute stipulated this amount was granted only in one specified '.wo year period. It has been pointed out that if the borough built a school this vcar with a $50.000 state aid grant allocated, that it would have to wait •wo more years to build its second school in order o receive the :iid, and another two years, six in .-i!l' before constructing a third school. The report indicaetcd that despite '.he borough building the ihree schools at one time, it would be eligible for only $50.000, because of '.he lime stipulation. However, this law does not obtain at present, due to the failure of the Legislature to provide education funds this year. It is hoped (Continued on Page Eight) TRUMAN APPEALS Xew York—President Truman appealed to the world today for "good will" und an agiWment on an effective plans to outlaw atomic war. Speaking at UK cornerstone ceremonies on the 4th birthday of the world organization, the President said the United States would back the Baruch atomic plant to the hilt. And he said all International problems could be solved with patience, reasonableness and hard work. Knapik Declines Reelection As District Two President Refusing to seek reelection as presoident of District Two, United Rubber Workers of America, CIO for the six New England states and eastern New York, Stephen Knpik, Glendale Manor, was elected to the e'xecutive board of the council, yesterday in Providence, R. I. Mr. Knapik said he declined reelection because he served as president for the past three years. Mr. Knapik was succeeded by James Reilly of Chicopee Falls, Mass. Thomas Copola of Chelsea! Mass.. was elected vice-president and John Young, Cambridge, Mass., treasurer. The meeting of the council will be held in Naugatuck next April 23 and 24 with the executive board to convene here April 22, Mr. Knapik said today. District Two represents 27 locals in seven states, and between 16,000 and 20,000 workers, attended. The convention was attended by 104 delegates. International Vice-president Joseph Childs, in an address cited the importance of pension and social insurance plans and asked officials of the locals"to concentrate on the adoption of such programs for their workers. Mayor Dennis Roberts of Providence outlined the Rhode Island workmen's compensation benefit plan and Salvatore CamiUo, district director of the rubber workers reported on activities of the organizational staff. Delegates from Naugatuck locals were Presid-nt George Froehlich, Stephen Rose, Michael SanAngelo] Peter Crowe and Anthony Mascola of Local 45; Flavo Marinelli and William Fernandez. Jr.. of Local 218 and John Santilli. Local 190. P. J. Gallucci, Naugatuck, international field representative, also

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