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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, October 26, 1949
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Today's Chuckle When a woman gem an article marked $6.95, she la likely to s»y, •Why. It's only six dollars!" A man's comment: "That doesn't leave much out of a ten-dollar bill." —The Re-Saw. VOL. LXIV, NO. 251 Bath* WKATICKIl Variable cloudiness with conxid- crablc sunshine this afternoon. Clearing-and becoming rather windy this afternoon. Fair and colder tonight with the low temperature, 35, General frost likely. Tomorrow, mostly sunny and colder with the high in the middle 50's. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1949 TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 52; 3 a. m. 57; 6 a. m., 61; 9 a. m., 58; noon, 63. Leased Wire Service of the United Press 8 PAGES Beacon Falls Committee Nam ed To Raise Ambulance Fund Of $1,000 PEICE FIVE CENTS Correspondent Phone 6748 A campaign to raise funds to equip and maintain the town's new ambulance will get under way this weekend and continue through next week, according to a report today by Mrs. Ralph Tucker, general chairman of the fund drive. At a meeting of the steering committee last night, Mrs. Tucker was named chairman and Chester Mrozinski. town treasurer, was named treasurer and secretary. First Selectman Frank Semplcn- iki and members of the committee today luntird tin appeal to nil Beacon Falla residents to contribute to the fund. Volunteers will make a house-to-house canvass of the town in an effort to secure .it least $1,000 for expenses involved in equiping the ambulance and maintaining it until next year's budget is set up. The ambulance, given in memory of the late Louis Buckmiller by Paul Buckmiller and Mrs. Louis Buckmiller. Naugatuck, is to be outfitted with stretchers, lights, sirens and other necessary equipment and will also te painted. Work _ of converting the 1937 Packard Post 25, American Legion. Also the hearse will be started this week. The committe points out that should sufficient funds be realized, additional equipment, such as a respirator, may also be purchased. After the ambulance is equipped, should there be funds remaining, it will be placed in special ambulance fund for future use, according to plans of the committee. In conducting the drive, canvassers will give each contributor a receipt which will be a printed card listing police, fire, ambulance and Stale Pollen phone numbers. Drive workers will be selected from membership of organizations represented in the steering committee and others who wish to give their services arc asked to contact any member of the committee. Committee The steering committee consists of Mrs. Tucker, chairman, president of the Rock Rimmon Orange; Mr. Mrozinski, president of the White Eagle Society; Fire Chief William Lee, Beacon Hose Co.; Joseph Sarasin, Community Club and Ernest Trzaski, commander of Board of Selectmen—Frank Sem plenski, Edward J. Smith and Wil fred Swan. Mr. Semplenski said today in an appeal for contributions, "The peo Tile of Beacon Falls arc fortunat in having this ambulance presented as a gift. We are more than <*rate. ful to the Buckmiller family for their generous gift, and the com mittee will strive to carry out. their intentions of having an ambulance for our town which will be of genii Inn Hnrvlcn to our rcHlrianU." He alflo pointer! out that m'.vorft months ago serviced of the Nauga- Mick community ambulance were discontinued in Beacon Falls, except in cases of extreme emergency ''We don't know yet how great an area the ambulance will have :"or operations, but it will be available to all residents of our town for hospital calls," Mr. Semplenski said. The Naugatuck ambulance has a. range of 100 miles for borough residents. Information concerning equipment needed for renovating the ve- <Continued on Page Eight) Borough PTA Units To Note Founders Day Initial plans for a joint celebration of Founders Day, were made at a meeting of representatives c.f local PTA units in the library of the high school last night. Dr Paul Elliott, a member of the Salem PTA was elected chairman of tht- group. Mrs. E. F. Easterbrooks, .president of Central Avenue School PTA was appointed publicity chairman. Others attending included: Miss Elizabeth Meegan, principal of Central Avenue School; and Miss Agnes Jackson, principal of Hop Brook School; President Earl Shedd of Salem PTA; Mrs. Malcolm Wilson. President of Hop Brook PTA. Mrs. Harry Streeter of Hop Brook; Mrs. Harry Roberta, and Mrs. Albert Mortensen of the Prospect Street School PTA, and Mrs. Uahlon Sears of Central Avenue PTA. The celebration date was tentatively chosen fox Feb. 8. The next meeting of the committee will be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, in the high school library. Charles H. Rogers, Father Of Borough Resident, Succumbs Charles Henry Rogers, 76, of 43 State street, Waterbury, father of Mrs. Aigot Algren, Naugatuck, died early today at his home. He was born in Wiliimanic, Dec. 16, 1872. the son of the late Raymond E. and Sarah (Colins) Rogers. He was employed at the American Brass Co. as a clerk until his retirement eight years ago. He was s member of the Continental Lodge of Masons. Waterbury. Besides his daughter here, he is 5urvived by his wife, Mrs. Maude (Ea?terbrooks) Rogers and a daughter. Mrs. Edith Rogers, both of Waterbury. and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home. 70 Central avenue. Waterbury, with the Rev. William Canaday. officiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral hcme tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. GOLD RUSH Fishwheel, Alaska—Temperature at the gold rush town of Fishwheel, Alaska, sank to 15-below today, but prospectors broke the Ice of the Yukon and dug Into frozen soil In search of the precious metal. The population of the tent city Is growing rapidly, desple warning bv geologists that there's little chance for a major gold strike. Births BENSON—St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 25. a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benson. Horton Hill road. Mrs. Benson is the former Susan Forino. LJSIESKI — St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 25. a son to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lisieski, 59 Anderson street. Mrs. Lisieski is the former Mary Bakula. ANTONUCCI—St. Mary's Hospital. Oct. 22, a son, Anthony Joseph to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Antonucci. Pleasant street. Mrs. Antonucci is the former Lena Stasio. PIXLEY—St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 22, a son, David Manuel, to Mr. and Mrs. James Pixley. North Main street. Mrs. Pixley is the former Doris Ysaguirre. —Buyers from Hartley's ID Waterhnrr • re eonvtantlr eomblnx leartlM markets U.r oitstxndliir T»t»e» represented bj Hwllej - » «lw»js low prices.—AUt. BULLETINS (By United Press) "THUMPED UP" Washington—Secretary of State Dean Acheson told his news conference today that the Communist regime In Prague trumped up a spy case against United States Embassy employes to Intimidate the Czechs. Aoheson scoffed at Czech government statements that it had irrefutable proof the accused Americans were spying. BEISEG Prague — The Czech government has withdrawn its permission for an American official to visit jailed Embassy clerk Samuel Meryn. The Czech foreign office acted on the grounds that the Voice of America had made an iniaccurate broadcast about the charges against the clerk and . five other Americans. oOo- Belgrade—Yngoslavia has approved the appointment of assistant Secretary of State George Allen as the new American ambassador to Belgrade. Allen's presence In the Yugoslav capital is regarded as a western pledge of support to Tito if he decided to take his fight with Russia to the UN Security Council. GAINS FAVOR London—British left-wing quarters say that Marshal Tito is building the groundwork for a fifth international movement in a strong'bid to unseat Josef Stalin as the number one Communist of the world. They report that the Yugoslav chieftain has gained immense support among the leftists in Britain and elsewhere. oOo PURGE Berlin—Anti-Red leaders say that Soviet troops and German police are making widespread arrests In eastern Germany to crush growing opposition to the new puppet state. They say that regional officials of the Christian Democrat and liberal Democratic parties were among those taken in mass arrests. COAL TALKS Bluefleld, W. Va.—The Southern coal talks entered the sixth (month today—getting nowhere. Negotiations for the mine owners and the United Mine Workers agree they are no closer to settlement now than when they started. SIGNS WAGE LAW Washington — President Truman has signed the new national wage law raising minimum wages in interstate employment from 40 to 75-cents-an-hour Mr Truman hailed the new law, which goes into effect In 90 days, as a "major victory In our 'flg'ht to promote the general welfare," At the same time, he said he regretted that It takes away the coverage some workers enjoyed under the old law. Murder Trial Opens In Bridgeport Court Bridgeport, Oct. 26—(UP) A. Superior Court jury began hearing testimony today in the first degree murder trial of George F. Lowden of Stamford. The first witness called by the state w^p Dr. Joyce Morris—a pathologist at Greenwich Hospital. She performed the autopsy on 68- year-old Grover S. Hart—a Greenwich nighjtwatchman Lowden is accused of killing during a robbery al tempt. Testimony started when the second alternate juror was selected. He was William C. Meeker of Fairfield. Another man, Frank C. Smith of Darien, is also under indictment 'for the slaying of Hart. His trial gets underway when Lowden's is completed. —Tnsire yonr child's health this win- Mr. Call Wnmc. .1(149 lodny (or ft rent O»k Farm pnstucrlzcd milk.—Adi. Exchange Club 'Man Of Year' To Be Named The "Man of the Year" award program will be sponsored again tnis year by the Naugatuck Exchange Club, with the presentation to take place during the early part of next year. The committee to select Naugatuck's "Man of the Year" will include six members of the Exchange Club and six other persons not affiliated with the club. No date has been set for the committee's appointment or initial meeting Last year Harris' iWhittemorc, Jr., was presented the award. At last night's meeting of the club Superintendent of Public Welfare J. Rudolph Anderson was guest speaker. He said, "Opening the door of--a welfare department to apply for relief is one of the hardesLsthings a person does in hia life. Watch the people come through the door is pathetic wTien one realizes that, in many'cases the person's heart is breaking". He dismissed as a fallacy the claim that people go on relief because they are incompetent or social misfits. Mr. Anderson described the service given by his office as a helping hand to enable a person to maintain himself until he is able to find some means of livelihood for himself and his family. He lauded the Exchange Club for its part in assisting the public welfare department on many occasions. In the absence of Peter Wislocki president, due to illness, Dr. George DuBois, vice-president, conducted the meeting. He introduced Hans Albers, Easton, field director of Exchange clubs, who discussed the sponsoring of an Exchange club in Ansonia. William Schpero and Dr. Sidney Grosberg were named to organize a club in Ansonia. A joint meeting of the Nauga- luck Rotary Club and the Exchange Club will be held Dec. 15 in St. Michaels parish house. A turkey dinner will be served and entertainment provided. One Killed, Two Hurt In Crash Greenwich, Oct. 26—CUP)—One man was killed and two others injured today when an automobile crashed into a parked truck on the Boston Post road. Twenty-three year old Arthur Jakavell of Stamford died of a frac- :ured skull and other injuries. He was pinned in the wreckage for 20 minutes before rescuers freed him with crowbars. Cakavell was riding in a car operated by Wallace Stabell. also of Stamford. Another passenger was 23 rear-old Thomas Mulligan of Stam- 'ord. Stabeli and Mulligan were hospitaliaed in Greenwich but their condition is not critical. Police say Stabcll's machine skidded on the slippery highway and crashed into a parked truck. The driver, Alton Briscoe of Brockton, Vlass., was asleep in the truck at he time of the accident. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Catherine Kane, 77, North Main street, who was injured when struck by a car late Monday night, underwent .surgery today at St. Mary's hospital. Officials report mprovement in her condition, although her name remains on the danger list. Mrs. Adam Mengacci, 7 Cotton Hollow ,is a medical patient at Wa- erbury hoaiiital. Matthew Erickson, 310 Hillside avenue, is a surgical patient at Waterbury hospital. —Take no rhanees on unrtrten winter wentfcer. I,et F.rlokson Motors, 1SS Rubber Arc., winterize, your eor now. Ailr. Footwear Production Schedules Threatened By Steel Strike; Buckle Shortage Expected Marine League Auxiliary Installs Officers ""n^o^^^^ au^s, color bearer, MRS VEKA MAGAS, press correspondent; MRS. WILLIAM LEUCHARS, chaplain- MISS CHARLOTTE I FITPHARs secretary. Th.rd row, MRS. MARGARET MEEGAN, color bearer; MRS. MAY PARSONS trustee LEUCHARS, Coasting Race Club Formed By Y's Men More than 70, members their guests and Coasting Derby officials were present last night in the YMCA cafeteria at a banquet for the 29 contestants in the second annual Y's Men's Club Coasting Derby. Derby Director Samuel Heckler ^resided at the affair. The Rev. Matthew Gates, pastor of the Nau- ratuck. Methodist Church, led in jroup singing and motion pictures of the Derby were shown by John Thibodeau and Jot Fail-bank. James Kane, or Kristol, director of the Bristol Soap Box Derby, ad- dresed the group briefly. He congratulated the winners and all the entrants, urging them to prepare now to enter next year's Derby and ;o encourage their friends to do :he same. He described the national championship Soap Box Der:>y held each year at Akron, add- ng that be hoped to see the borough represented there next year. Club Formed Mr. Heckler announced the formation of a Coasting Derby Club, made up of boys who participated in the first two Derbies who will be eligible again next year, and all other interested boys. The group will meet from time to time with members of the club to prepare 'or next year's event. It is hoped to encourage boys to begin work on their racers now and to interest more boys in the affair so that next year Chevrolet, national sponsors of the Soap Box Derby Movement, will sanction the local Derby. If so, the affair will be sponsored by the NEWS - and Free Motors, Inc., who will send a local •epresentative to Akron. To be recognized by the national sponsors, a community must have at least 40 entrants in its Derby. A date for the first meeting of the :lub will be announced in the'near 'uture and all former Derby con- estants as well as any new boys will be invited to attend. W. B. Kirkendall will be club advisor. Ronald Kirkendall, winner of the irst Coasting Derby, re-awarded he prizes to the winners. Robert Karbowicz and Robert Caron, this year's co-champions, were each awarded a bicycle and a trophy. Christopher Sheedy, Jr., runner-up, was awarded a radio and trophy; Alec Zonas, third place finisher, was awarded a baseball bat, glove and plaque; and Charles Schofield, idjudged builder of the best deigned car, was presented a plaque. Also present at the banquet were x men from Waterbury, where a Y's Men's Club is soon to be formed vlth the local group as sponsor. Guest speaker at next week's meeting of the club will be Dr. W. F. Tuley, assistant development manager of the tNaugatuck Chem- cal Company, who will speak on lis tour of Europe, of a year ago. Dr. Tuley will show colored slides Df various points of interest in Scot- and, England, Sweden, Belgium, "•ranee. Switzerland, Italy and other European countries. Clergy To Participate In Armistice Day Program Power Shortage Due To Devon Accident; Three Men Injured Three men are reported to be seriously injured as a result of a large crane striking a 66,000 volt power line at the Devon plant of the Connecticut Ught and Power Co. at 11:31 o'clock this morning, causing a power failure In most of Western Connecticut. Names of the men were not available at press time hut power company officials report that tho trio were employed by the United Engineers and Constructors, doing work at the Devon plant. The break in the line caused a power shortage ranging front 15 to 30 minutes duration in various areas of Western Connecticut. Naugatuck was without powej tor about 30 minutes, according to Robert Coleman, manager of the Naugatuck office. Lt Gov. Carroll Supports Bowles In School Controversy Hartford, Oct. 26—(UP)—Indications that the next special legislative session will be a long and bitter one increased today as the rival parties swapped blows. The issue which is being hotly argued, even before the session !s called, is state aid to Connecticut towns for school building. Governor Bowles wants a 25-million-dollar bond issue to help finance construction. But Republican State Chairman Clarence F. Baldwin says the GOP will oppose this. Baldwin maintains the need for more' schools is "greatly exaggerated." * The latest^ to enter the dispute ia Lieutenant Governor William T. Carroll who describes himself us "deeply distressed" by Baldwin's statement. Carroll said this morning that the Republican chieftain has "deliberately sought to slam the door on the question of ntate aid for our cities and towns in building badly needed cchools." The lieutenant governor charges that Baldwin Is attempting to decree how Republican lawmakers shall vote. He adds that some Republicans hfive assured him they will defy orders of this nature Deaths ROGERS—Charles Henry, 76, of 43 State treet, Waterbury, in Waterbury, Oct. 28, 1949. Funeral Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 70 Central avenue, Waterbury. Burial In Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Hall. The Rev. Veterans Council Hears Report On November 11 Plans The Naugatuck Veterans Council made plans for the annual observance of Armistice Day, Nov. 11, at a meeting last night in the Town ..... Edwin R. Anderson, Waterbury, a World War I Army chaplain will be principal speaker, according to Major J. William Johnson, chairman of the arrangements committee. The opening prayer will be delivered by the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst, rector of St. Michael's Episcopal church and benediction will be given by the Rev. George Vilciauskas, of St. Mary's church. The World War I honor roll will be read by William Davison of Post 17, American Legion, a veteran of that war. Veterans groups and their auxiliaries will stage a short parade, forming on Meadow street at Park Dlace, from which point they will march to the World War I monument on the "Horseshoe". Music will be furnished by Bugler Austin Phillips and his field music band The parade will start at 3:15 o'clock, with ceremonies at the monument to start at 3:30. All veterans organizations and. their auxiliaries are invited to take part. Council Chairman Vernon J. LaFave and Jack Ashmore are assisting Major •rohnson with arrangements. Chairman LaFave reported today that a delegation from the council will meet this afternoon with Welfare Superintendent J. Rudolph Anderson to discuss the new town oa L flag ' The de 'egation consists ot Chairman LaFave, Major Johnson and Casimer Posila Grave registration work by Raymond C. Woostor and Joseph P. Raytkwich, Jr. has been completed according to Chairman LaFave' The council now has a complete "•sting of all veterans graves in Naugatuck, from all wars High School Faculty Honors Miller Coupl e Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C Miller °» h< ? nored at a testimonial last night at the Old Mill, in Southinp- ton by approximately 35 member's °» J Naugatuck High School faculty. Mr. Miller, a member of the high school faculty, and Mrs Miller, formerly Sally Beardsley instructor of art in the elementary schools, were married in July Raymond K. Foley, acting high school principal, was toastmaster. Ho presented a gift to the couple on behalf of their fellow teachers. Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden also attended and ppoke briefly. Members of the committee which arranged the event were: Mrs Early risers in the borough heard a Salute to Naugatuck broadcast hy Jack Sterling over the Columbia Broadcasting System on his program from 6:30 to 7:45 o'clock today. During the program, comment was made on various historical and current activities of the borough, its chief industries, its organizations and its outstanding residents. "Home on The Range" was played and dedicated to War- 'den Harry L. Carter. Mr. Sterling spoke of the settlement of the town more than 100 years ago and of Its incorporation ir 1844. He told of the Naugatuck Exchange Club sponsoring the Feter J. Foley Little League and c „_„„, ..,. , —:— of the Little League Stadium. Also ^ n ;; BI1 ^r?'X 1 rin l ^.r,,,™? ^ <?***»' of Commerce movie, IIC.MIH. Call 1S»3 tor quick"MIT"?"!- Inslde Naugatuck" and the book Adv.- f ' it ponsored, "History of Nauga- rs Elizabeth King, Mrs. Mary Penrose, Miss Gertrude Peck, Mrs. Klma Eames, Mrs. Jennette Matzkin and Miss Eleanor Wells. Degree Class To Honor Late Father Wanat Ojeda Council, Knights of Columbus, will exemplify a major degree on December 11, according to an announcement by Grand Knight C J. Waskowicz, at a regular meeting of the local council last night. The class will be named the Father John Wanat class, in honor of the former assistant pastor of St. Hedwig's church who lost his life in an accident last July. William Adamski, chairman of the membership drive reported to the .group that applications were being received and prospects were for a very large class in December. The second in the series of Communion breakfasts of the council will also be held on the same day w.ith the members joining with the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's church to receive in a body at the 7:30 Mass at that church. Raymond Goggin and Joseph Lysieski are cochairmen arranging the details with further details to be announced in the near future. Reports of various committees on tne activities of the council during the past month were also received by the council, and Louis Russo of the Activities committee reported on plans for future events Jury Deliberates In Case Of Model Hartford, Oct. 26—(UP)—A Superior Court jury is deliberating the case of a former model charged with robbery and receiving stolen goods. The jury left the courtroom a few minutes before noon to determine whether Mrs. Phyllis Geraci of Hartford is guilty as charged. No Satisfactory Substitutes Found,. Bittle Reports; Two Weeks Supply Now On Hand A continuatloa of the steel strike for a prolonged period will affect production at the U. S. Rubber Co footwear plant In certain dnprm- ments. aceondlng to W. E. Bittle factory manager. Mr. Bittle In a statement said. If the »tecl strike is not settled in the near future we may flnd it necessary to curtail our "production in the type of waterproof footwear which requires buckles." He said, "Every effort is being made to find sources of supplies or steel to supplement our fast dimimshin inventory, but the projects are not too bright for nnding such sources." In conclusion he said "It i« doubtful that we could substitute another type to replace the steel buckle production so that if the stectl strike should continue indefinitely, we would be faced with a curtailment of the personnel now working on the buckle type footwear." t Ji J «= The footwear plant obtains its buckle supply from its Shoe Hard r±1,^ ViSion ' and d e»veries of th« made at certain times Two Weeks Supply The substitution of a plastic re's ^ bee " f ° Und «"«««.£ atTh y , P nt ° fflCiaIs - Aunties th. H« P f Say that P^nnel •„ the dasartaicnt working on footwear requiring use of buckles will be curtailed if the steel strike is nn? settled within the next two' we^ ' "2 indica «°" how many affected by the curtail to an absolute deadlock •* P ™ p08al to settle the tn ho =„« .•-—--.-. * u ,. u ,c -jvenis men uio unions today are nre- tern* Sr D ° red ^ the IOCa ' fr »- H-'^to follow the example" o'f c««<>. .1 f«l'«°eu 10 s strike which started Oct. 1 over demands for non-contribu- msion and insurance pro- for steel employes. h?v» VJ," ' St!eel and co * strikes *™ , .r° w n nearly 2,000,000 persons into idleness. A top government expert on labor-manalement problems is making a dogged fight today to stave 'off i?ovenm*ent Intervention in the steel strike Little Hope Chief Federal Mediator Cyrus ^hing, formerly affiliated with the U. S. Rubber Co., is returning to the U. S. Steel Corp. for last-ditch talks Both "Big Steel" officials and leaders of the CIO Steelworkers say there is little hope of reaching an agreement Connecticut ia beginning to feel the effect* of the steel strike. The State Labor Department reports 425 workers have been laid off during the past week for lack of steel. Of this number 300 worked m a Bridgeport chain-manufacturing plant. Claims for unemployment insurance increaed by 3,730 last week, after having steadily dropped since a mid-July peak. Rich CIO unions today are pre- the CIO United Auto Workers by kicking in to a war chest to back the steel strike. The Auto Workers yesterday handed the steelworkers a check for $100,000. And some 40 other CIO unions are planning to make contribution to multi-million- dollar war chest for the steelworkers. TRIAL Birmingham, Ala.—The first of IS men accused of bringing masked terrorism to Birmingham last summer is going on trial today. The state Is banking on testimony of victims to link the crimes with the Ku Klux Klan. Borough, Industry, News, Personalities Saluted tuck.'. Also mentioned was the Chamber's annual fishing contest. The Naugatuck Daily News was referred to as an "up and coming" newspaper, "on its toes" for local news coverage. Also mentioned were the present school building program and housing developments. A salute was also given the U. S. Rubber Co. with mention made of Its three plants here and the fact that Charles Goodyear. father of the rubber industry, was c/nce a resident here. The Peter Paul Candy Co. was also mentioned as was the Risdon Mfg. Co. Among borough personalities saluted were Warden Carter, Louis A. Dibble, president of the Risdon and the Eastern Malleable Iron Co.; Miss Emily Sophie Brown for her political and social activities r.nd Rudolph M. Honnick publisher of the NEWS.

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