Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 25, 1949 · Page 1
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Today's Chuckle There »ro too many people In too many c»rn in too much of a hurry going in too many directions to nowhere for nothing. —Coastal. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" WKA THICK Cloudy, continued cool this :if!<T- noon. Not so coo) tonight wila light rain continuing tomorrow. Cool again tomorrow. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight 46; 3 a. m. 44; 6 a. m. 40; 9 a. m. 46; Noon 51. VOL. LX1V, NO. 250 ESTABLISHED 1886 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS 600 Trains Canceled To Save Coal No Coal Burning Locomotives Used In This Area (By United Press) The traveling public will have to phone "train information" instead of consulting timetables. For railroads across the country have canceled more than 600 trains because of the coal strike. To conserve fuel, railroads made sharp cuts in their schedules—effective at midnight tonight. In the nation's railroad hub. Chicago, 214 passenger and suburban trains were canceled. The Pennsylvania eliminated 103 trains, the New York Central 146. The Long Island canceled 42 while Central of New Jersey eliminated 73. Boston and Albany dropped 24 and Baltimore and Ohio 23. And that's the way it went on tbe Cand-O, and the Delaware and Hud- eon, Louisville and Nashville, Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul . . . the Southern, and the Maine Central, the Reading and Seashore and others. The new cancelation comes on top of some 103 trains eliminated under orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission to cut back service by coal-burning trains 25 per cent. (All trains operating through Naugatuck are diesels, thus no can- celations •will be necessary on local •chedules.) Boston, Oct. 25— (UP)—New England trains are beginning to feel the pinch of the coal strike. The Boston and Albany reports it has canceled 24 trains daily—14 eastbound and 10 westbound. The Maine Central Railroad has canceled two trains on a temporary basis between Portland an9 New Brunswick. Two other major railroads—the Boston and Maine and the New Haven—report no cancelations at this time. Both, however, say they are watching the progress of the coal strike closely. These lines are operated chiefly with diesel or electric engines and their stockpiles of coal are holding up well. McMahon Silent On Republican Charge Against Atomic Croup Norwalk. Oct. 25—(UP)—United States Sen. Brien McMahon isn't raying how he feels about Republican criticism of the Congressional Atomic Energy Committee. GOP members of the committee yeserday charged the group with violaing the atomic security law They also charged the commission with poor supervision loose administration, indecision, and what they called a "leisurely" approach to the development of atomic power. McMahon was one of nine committee Democrats who signed a irajority report, absolving the commission of any blame in the Development of atomic energy. This morning he said that the Republican, charge, "does not warrant comment." Carrolls Honored At Testimonial Elderly North Main Street Woman Seriously Injured; Struck By Car Last Night MR. AND MRS. ELMER CARROLL, Cherry street, were honored last wcrlf at a testimonial dinner at Beacon Valley Grange In of their return to Naugatuck after residing in Seymour. More than 101 friends and relatives attended and the couple was present* observance _ — couple was presented a set of fire-place andirons. Mr. Carroll is affiliated with the Naugatuck Chemical Co. Shown, above Is a group of those attending the affair. • Settlement Near In USR Negotiations Conferences In Second Week On Union Requests Settlement is expected to be reached his week in negotiations of the United Rubber Workers of America. CIO, and the U. S. Rubber Co. Negotiators for both sides, meeting for the second week in New York City have expressed the hope the agreement will be reached by Wednesday or Thursday. Announcement yesterday -by the union and the Goodyear Rubber Co. that tentative agreement has been reached on a pension and social insurance program is expected to have an effect on the U. S. Rubber Co.-union discussions. The union is seeking a $100 a month company financed pension and social insurance plan and a 25- cent an hour wage boost. In the Goodyear agreement, the parties reached settlement for the pension plan, with the union withdrawing its wage increase demand. In Providence, R. I., Sunday, Joseph Childs:, international vice-president, urged concentration on the union's pension demands. Officials of the Goodyear firm and union have recessed to determine a means of allocation of the 10-cent an hour to he provided by the firm for pensions and social insurance. High Speed Radio Operator Reenlists In Army Air Force Sgt. Henry J. Hurley, 17 Highland Circle, a veteran of six years service with the Army Air Forces, has reenlisted in the Regular Army as a radio operator, high speed, it was announced today by M-Sgt. Sencer A. Brown, in charge of the Waterbury Air Fore and Army recruiting office. Sgt. Hurley enlisted Oct. 21 and has been sent to Fort Dix, N. J., for assignment. During his Air Force enlistment, he served for three years in the Panama Canal Zone as a high speed radio operator, according to Sgt. Brown. Births BONTEMPO—Waterbury Hospital. Oct. 18. a daughter ajd first child. Marilyn Rose, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Bontempo, Highland avenue, Wa-terbury. Mr. Bontempo is formerly of Naugatuck and Mrs. Bonteanpo is the former Mary G. Manner, Waterbury. The maternal grandmother is 'Mrs. Pauline Manner. Waterbury and the paternal grand mother is Mrs. R.. A. Bontenipo. Hotchkiss street. Naugatuck. DOUTY— St. Mary's Hospieal. Waterbury- .Oct. 24. a second child and first son Edwin Lee, to Mr and Mrs. Lee Douty, .518 Scott street, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Noragong. Naugatuck and Mr. and -Mrs. Archie A. Douty, Williamsportf, Pal Mrs. Douty is the former Mary Nora- gong. —See "Bill" OlilakowsM nt the Cilj Parkacr Store lor nil yonr llnnn'r need*. Cull 4SSS lor union delivery.— laborers Walkout Unsettled; More Workers Quitting Hartford, Oct. 25 — CUP) — A walkout of some 1,900 laborers on construction jobs in Northern Connecticut is no nearar settlement, ar.d additional workers are reported quitting. The laborers went on \vhat they call "a vacation" yesterday to enforce demands for a 25-cents-an- hour wage increase. They now receive $1.50, which the General Contractors Association says is enough. The association's labor relations chairman, Albert Schoolnik, reported -today that no agreement has been reached and that no further talks with the international labor union are scheduled. He adds that although the walkout originally affected only unskilled laborers, other workers are £eing forced to quit. He says that no bricklayers are working and some carpenters have been laid off. Among projects affected are those at the University of Connecticut and Mansfield State Training School. Vets To Arrange Armistice Program Plans for the local observance of Armistice Day, Nov. 11, will be discussed at a meeting of the Naugatuck Veterans Council, this evening at 8 o'clock in the Town Hall, it was announced today by Vernon J. LaFave, chairman. J. William Johnson, Council vice- cliairman, is chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements for the observance. RECOGNIZE TIBET Washington—State Department "fflcialK hint? that the United States soon may recognize the independence of Tibet. They'report tthtat they are now considering the status of the "Shangri-La" country that has been regarded in the past as a province of China. Plans Announced For Annual Beacon Falls Halloween Party Michael Rrasinski Heads Committee; Parade Scheduled Beacon Falls (Correspondent's I'hone 6743) •Final plans for the annual children's Halloween party for Beacon Falls youngsters were announced today by General Chairman Michael Krasinski. The affair will be held Monday evening in the Community Club, and is sponsored by the club, the Beacon Hose Co., and Post 25, American Legion. Children of four sections of town will assemble at 7 o'clock at points designated by the committee and march to the club home in cos- time. Those from the Hill section will assemble at Center School; Cotton Hollow. Main street and Church street at the White Eagle Hall; Bronsontown at Nyumph School and Pinesbridge and Rail- rond avenue at the north end of Railroad avenue. Adults will be on hand to accompany the children. At the club, refreshments will be served and there will be a program of music. Costumes will be judged and prizes awarded to winners. All children up to those in sixth grade in school are invited to take part. New Sidewalks Workmen have begun the construction of new sidewalks on the river side of Main street from the north end of the new highway south Lo Bridge street. Legion Meeting Post 25, American Legion, meets tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in the Legion Home. Commander Ernest Trzaski will preside. Plans will be discussed for the Armistice Day Ball. Sower Committee ~ "* The Beacon Falls sewer committee meets tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock in the Town Hall, to discuss further plans for the use of the new $35,000 sanitary sewer trunk line. Several residents of Main street have already applied to Town Clerk Francis X. Doiron for permission to tap into the new sewer because of emergency reasons, with assessment to be based on figures not yet established by the sewer committee. Froehlich To Attend National CIO Parley George Froehlich. president of Local 45, United Rubber Workers, CIO and a member of the rubber workers goneral executive board, will attend the national CTO convention which opens next Monday in Cleveland, Ohio. Thp CIO evecu- tive board is meeting today in Cleveland to complete the iprogram for the convention. The CTO leaders arc expected to establish a multi-million dollar war-chest for striking steel-workers, Mr. Froehlich is meeting this wpck in New York with other union representatives and officials of thf U. S. Rubber Co. for negotiations for the union's pension and wage demands. Union City Men Shoot Large Deer Casimer Galeski, 72 Greenwood street and Edward J. Sodloski. Jr., 27fi North Main street, returned to Naugatuck last night with a 10- point buck shot last Friday in Pon- obscot County, Maine. The two bagged the deer with .30-30 rifles on the opening day of Maine's hunting season. The deer was placed in a freezing-locker today. —Tnke no rlisiiires on smlili'ii whiter ivejilher. I,et Ki-iekson Motors, 12*» llnliher Aye., winterize your rnr ihnv —Adv. 29 Coasting Derby Contestants Guests Of Y's Men Tonight Y's Men's Clu'b President ford Smith will preside this evening at a banquet honoring the 29 SAMUEL HECKLER contestants in the club's .second annual Coasting Derby, at 6:30 o'clock in the YMCA cafeteria. Robert Karbowic?! Caron who tied for and the Robert Derby championship with five dcadheats, will be the guests of honor. Christopher She^edjl. run<nerup: Alec Zona-s, third (Place finisher ;ind Charles Schofield, builder of the best designed car, will also be honored guests. Troiphies won by the youths will be re-awarded at the banquet. Samuel Heckler, Derby Director,, is in oharge of the program, which will include the showing of motion pictures of the Derby. Connecticut Pilot Claims New Record, N. Y. To London London, Oct. 25—(UP)—A pilot from Greenwich, Conn., claims a new record for an overnight flight from New York to London. Max Weber was at the controls of a Pan-American Airways Clipper which made the 3,500 mile trip in nine hours and 41 minutes. The old record, set last April, was five minutes longer. .Aboard the st.ratocrniser nn ths record-breaking flight were 38 passengers. Buteau Execution Set For April 10 New Haven, Oct. 25—(UP)—A Meriden man convicted of murder heard himself sentenced to death today for the second time. James O. Buteau was found guilty of killing .Tamos A. Leach, an assistant department store manager, nearly three years ago during a robbery attempt. Bul.ca.ti wns sentenced nt the conclusion of his trial in December of 18<t7 but appealed to the Supremo Court, for a. new trial. This was denied. He was brought into court from State Prison today and re- sentenced to die in the electric chair. The execution date is April 10. 1950. —Insure your eliiMN health tliis winter, (full Nnuir. r,04!> toiiny lor Oreat Oak Farm nuxtnrrigiMl milk,—Adr, BULLETINS (By United Press) STEEL STRIKE Washington—The government's lop tabor peacemaker, Cyrus Chlng is expected to report to President Truman today on his talks with officials of United States Steel corporation. Labor experts agree that President. Truman must take a hand in this coal and steel disputes soon. PROTECT DENFELD New Orleans—Democratic representative Edward Hebert of Louisiana charges that certain "interested iriersons," as he puts it, want Admiral Louis Denfeld to lose his job as chief of naval operations and are spreading reports that he is about to be ftred. Hebert has written to Chairman Carl Vinson. of the House'Armed Services committee asking him to protect Denfeld from reprisals in the recent controversy over unification. CONFERENCE Washington—Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson: and Navy Secretary Francis Matthews conferred with .President Truman for nearly a half-hour today. But they refused afterward to say anything about reports there may he a shnkenp In the Navy top command. SECOND OUSTER Prague — The- Czechoslovak government has ordered another American diplomat out of the country on 24 hours' notice. The expulsion of John Heyn, a political attache, is the second ouster of Americans in four days. NO POLITICS Washington — Democratic Senator Edwin Johnson of Colorado urged today that politics be kept out of the nation's atomic program. Johnson, a member of the joint Atomic Energy Committee which cleared the commission of mismanagement charges, spoke in reply to a minority report of the committee denouncing the atomic commission. • oOb CHURCH AND STATE Prague—The Catholic Council of Bishops has told Czech priests they can obey the new church control legislation if the measures do not violate the laws of God* the church and the natural rights of man. The bishops said they were willing to resume negotiations with the Communist govern- men of the nine-month struggle between church and state. • oOb- JET COMET London—Britain's new four-jet airliner, the DeHavllland ,Comet, has flown to Libya from London and back, a round trip of almost 3,000 miles, In six hours and 36 minutes. The Comet averaged 440 miles an hour. Woman Battles Oil Burner Blaze 300 To Attend Borough Landmark Threatened By Fire Early Today A fire caused by an overflowing | oil burner caused slight damage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John I Koris, of Field street, this morning, according to Chief John J Sheridan, who credited quick action on the part of Mrs. Koris for preventing a much more serious fire. A failure in the mechanical shutoff on the stove, fed automatically from an outside tank, resulted in the burner being flooded, Chief Sheridan said. Oil from, the burner seeped onto the floor and burst into flame, whereupon Mrs. Koris immediately catrVsd firemen and fought the blaze until they arrived Chief Sheridan said that the floor and ceiling of the room was scorched. Firemen disconnected the stove and took it outside, the chief said. One pumper and the aeriel ladder truck were dispatched to the scene where no hy-j drants are located. Water from the booster tanks was used to quell the blaze. The house, on the Frick estate, is owned by Miss Hattie Frick, Chief Sheridan said. It is one of the oldest in the borough. Firemen were called out several tijmes yesterday "and (today for brush fires, the chief said. Two trips were made to quell brush fires on Hunter property on Hunter's Mountain, yesterday. A brush fire on property owned by the W. J. Megin Co., on Pearl road, was extinguished last evening at 5:30 o'clock. Firemen answered calls to brush fires on Andrew property, off Andrew avenue, at '12:30,''3:15 and 5:35 o'clock this morning. First Little League Dinner Tickets for the banquet for Peter J. Foley Litt.le League players will be available tomorrow, it was announced today by Edward Nolde, a League director. Boys may pick up their tickets tit. the Naugatuck Sport and Auto Supply Co., on Winslow court, off i Meadow street, from Russell j Weaving, general chairman. Each AID YUGOSLAVIA London—Informed sources hint that American diplomats are studying a proposal to grant new economic aid to Yugoslavia at their secret cold war conference. However, these sources say there is no question of bringing Yugoslavia under the benefits of the Marshall Plan. RUSSELL WEAVING" boy will be given three tickets, one for himself and two for his parents. The tickets Jor the players are free, but parents wishing to attend will be required to pay $1.50 for each ticke't. Returns are to be made Monday. , Unless tickets are returned by the players, there will be no pub- (Continucd on Page Four) Mrs. C. Kane, 77, In Saint Mary's Hospital; Name On Danger List; Driver Held On Technical Charge Mrs. Catherine Kane. 77, of 243 North Main street was critically injured at 11:15 o'clock last night when she was struck by a car near her hoTr.e. Her name is on the danger list at St. Mary's hospital. She Is suffering a possible fracture of the skiill. an apparent fracture of the left shoulder, lacerations of the left leg and sevein lacerations of the head and face, according to hospital authorities. Police report the driver of the car was Prank A. Gaglione. Jr., .''.0, of 39 Wales avenue. Waterbury. He is held on a'echnica] charge of violating- the motor vehicle laws, with fourt appearance tentatively set for Nov. 12. According to police. Gaglione \va'3 traveling north on North Main street when his car struck Mrs. Kane as she crossed the street from the corner of Linden street to the east side of the street where her home is located. Mrs. Kane was taken to St. Mary's hospital in the community ambulance by Patrolman Michael Sharon and Henry Ploski. Last night's accident was the third auto-pedestrian accident in Naug-atuck in the past 33 days. Police currently are conducting a pedestrian safety campaign in the borough. On Sept. 21 Anthony Cor.taldi. Feldspar avenue. Beacon Falls was injured when struck by a car at Water and Cedar streets. Thirty-three hours later. Sept. 22, Karen Andrews, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Andrews. Woodruff avenue, was hit hy a car after alighting from a school bus. She was slightly injured. FOR PROSPECTORS Seattle—An old-time gold prospector—Horatio Stewart—advised tenderfeet today to take their wives along with them to the new Fishwhecl gold srike in Alaska, but to leave their whiskey home. The 82-year-old veteran of the Klondike says there are no snakes in the Fishwheel country-. More than 100 amateur and professional prospectors have rushed to the Yukon and more are on the wav. Beacon Falls Police, Press Co operate In Traffic Safety Drive Dillon Redacted By YMCA Council Thomas J. Dillon was reclccted president of the Naugatuck YMCA Industrial Council at a luncheon- meeting of the group this noon in the Y cafeteria. Other officers elected were: Otto H. Jensen, vice-president; Harold McDermott, secretary; and William Swanson, treasurer. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Edward Plank, 392 North Main street underwent an emergency appendectomy last night at St. M'ary's hospital. Mr,3. Stratton Kralis, Park avenue, has returned to her home from New Haven General hospital, where she was a medical patient. Francis Dowling, Rubber avenue, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. — Buyers from ITnilley's In Waterlmrr are ennntnntly ri>m'»lnc leaning markets for nntBtttnillnir mines represented t>j Hmlley'H always low prices.—AUT, Main street, Beacon Falls, a new four-lane highway, sliown above is not a speedway and town and court officials are carrying out an extensive drive with State Police to prevent accidents and motor vehicle violations. During the past week many motorists have been given warnings by State and local police "If you drive through Beacon FaUs, drive slow and with care" Prosecutor John Sullma warned today He s»id that publicity in the NEWS on the traffic situation in the town has aided greatly in curbing motor vehicle arrests during the past week and he asks the coperation of motorists in making the highway • safe for travel and safe for residents of the town. Few arrests were made in Beacon Fails during the past week, but State and town police officers have issued numerous warnings to motorists in connection with the drive to inrake 'the new reconstructed highway through the town safe for motorists and pedestrians alike. In town court last night only a few motor vehicle cases were heard by Judge -Edward Bea in contrast to the 14 cases heard last Monday night. Prosecutor John Sulima said today that stories carried in The NEWS during the past week have helped to make motorists aware of the dangers of speeding and careless driving through the center of town. One-Way Traffic He warned today that only one- way tratlic is (permitted on each double lane of the four-lane high•way since cut-offs through • the center island have been installed. "All southerly traffic will use the west lanes and nil north-bound traffic will use the east lanes from now on and there is no excuse for two-way ti-afflc on either side of the highway in the future," he sa>d. Speed on the highway through the town will be controlled by police until safety signs nre installed by the State Motor Vehicle De- partment. Drivers are asked to maintain a slow rate of speed within the town limits. In court last night. Robert W. Cooke. Windsor Locks, forfeited a $15 bond when he failed to appear on a charge of violating the rules of the road. Antonio Tiano, Bridgeport, charged with speeding, also forfeited a $15 bond when he failed to appear. A charge of violating the rules of the road brought against Charles Finke, Jr., Meadow street, Nauga.tuck, was dropped when the state was unable to furnish siitli- cient evidence of a violation.

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