Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 27, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Thursday, October 27, 1949
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Today's Chuckle The Baltimore chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous moved Into new offices in the Bromo-Seltzer buUd- l«f- —Kreolitc News. VOL. LXIV, NO. 252 Bally ruts "Dedicated To Community Public Service" WKATIIKR Sunny, clear this afternoon. Killing frost tonight, with low temperatures from 25 to 30. Sunny, warmer tomorrow. Temperature Report Midnight 43; 3 a. m. 39; G a. m 37; 9 a. m. 133; Noon 62. ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1949 Leased Wire Bervic* of the United Press 14 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS ljnits Take Sha P e At Naugawam Village Housing Project Beacon Falls Legion Post To Make Survey Of Housing Needs; May Ask State Aid un^FritllMffe V *^ A ^ E ' Is _ a . uea * uct ' s1m °? erate - renta ' hou «'B Project is .shown above as it looks today, two and a ha f months after construction xvork was started by the Johnson-Friz*!] Co., >ew Y ork^ Structures In the foreground have already had roofs shingled and some of the units have received first coats of paint Of the 40 units belnc bull? w are to be completed by May. according to the contract. T,,e local Housing Authority hopes that 15 units will be ready for occupancy by early January Thi^""w^f "he M92«oT, project was made from the south side of the New Dam, pond, shown In the foreground. The Authority has already re-ilv, ^.bout lltt application, tor rental £ the 40 unZ! State Dept. Protest Made At Prague Treatment Of U. S. Diplomats Is Denounced (By United Press) The American diplomat in charge of our Prague embassy put on formal clothes this morning and went over to the Foreign Ministry. —-CJ»arl«» d-alfaines James Eenlield was expressing our displeasure at the way the Czech government has treated some of our diplomats in Prague. Pent ield handed the Foreign Ministry a formal protest against the arrest and ousting of three members of the American embassy in Prague as alleged spies. The protest, described as a "stiff'one, denounces the ouster of two American attaches on 24 hours notice and the arrest of a third, Samuel M«ryn. Embassy officials have been unable to see Meryn since he was arrested at his home in Prague by police. The Czechs granted permission yesterday, but at the last minute, the arrangement was post- pored. Reports from Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital, say Marshal Tito has made an unusual appeal for close economic cooperation with Italy. Speaking to a group of Italians who fought for Yugoslavia during the war, Tito said the economies of j the two countries could help each other, adding: "We wish the closest economic cooperation with Italy." Conn. U. Students Seek Increase In Student Wage Scale Storrs. Oct. 27—(UP)—A student Senate committee at the University of Connecticut is to confer with school officials about the possibility of raising the student wage scale. Both the Senate and the university newspaper agree that between 50 and 55 cents an hour is not enough to pay for student help. They point out that yesterday President Truman signed a bill, providing for a 75-cent minimum. The Senate adds that students working their way through school have to accept whatever is offered them, since no other employment is available in the Storrs area. Births GIESEN—St. 'Mary's hospital. Oct. 23, a, daughter Caren, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Giesen. Jr., Rek lane. Prospect. Mrs. Giesen is the former Alfreda Rek, Naugatuck. BRAUN—Waterbury hospital, Oct. 22. a daughter, Sandra Lynn, to Mr. and Mrs. John Braun, Platts Mills Mrs. Braun is the former Edna Armstrong. BROZAJT—St. Mary's hospital, Oct. 24, a daughter. Honey, to Mr. and Mrs. John Brazait, Cherry street. Mrs. Brazait is the former Sophie Kielb. CZECH ACCUSATION Prague — Czechoslovakia has accused France of smuggling uranium ore in a diplomatic pouch. The Prague government ordered the expulsion of the French military attache and his assistant on espionage charges. Around The World In Brief (By United Press) DRAFT Washington — Democratic Senator Virgil Chapman of Kentucky thinks the draft law should be kept on the books permanently. Chapman, a member of the Senate Armed Services committee, has agreed with the appeal of Army Secretary Gray to extend the draft act beyond next June, when It Is scheduled to run out. JAIL BREAK Wilmington, Del. — Police of four states are out after eight heavily-armed convicts who escaped from a jail near Wilmington, Del., last night. The convicts are led by two life term murderers. Police of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland have been warned that thi; desperadoes will .ihoot to kill. oOo TYPHOON Tokyo—A typhoon with winds up to 140 miles an hour Is blowing toward Kastern Japan today, raking sea lanes In the West Pacific. However, weather observers predict the storm will swing eastward from Its present course and spare the Jap islands. oOo HANDS OFF Washington—The White House xays President Triimun IH still "keeping hands off" in the. coal and strel strikes and has set no deadline for stepping into the disputes personally. However, the White House does not rule out the possibility that Mr. Truman may step into the strikes at any time with what is called "appropriate action." oOo RIOTS Bogota, Colombia — Political rioting in Colombia may be ended by agreement between liberal and conservative parties to. set up a two-party government.T-he coalition was proposed after more than 400 persons were killed in the rioting in recent weeks. GALES London—The worst October gales in years subsided along most of the European coast to-' dav. But high winds continue to batter Normandv and Brittany, where at least 10 persons are reported dead nnd property damage runs into the millions of francs. oOo PURGE Oslo, Norway—The Norwegian Communist Party has purged its secretary genera] and six other tops leaders. They were accused of deviating from the party line, out it is generally believed they were purged because the party lost all its 11 seats in the recent parliamentary elections. Local Plant Officials Contemplate Some Difficulties If Major Strikes Continue Hospital Bulletins The condition of Mrs. Catherine Kane. 77, of 243 North Main street. remains "fair" at St. Mary's hospital. She was critically injured Monday night when struck -by a car near her home. Her name is on the danger list. Mrs. Thowias Pearson, Ea.;,t Waterbury road, s a surgical patient at St. Maiy"3 hospital. Mrs. George Zeigler, 315 Millville avenue is a medical patient at St. Vnrv's hospital. — IIiKllcy's in Wuterlmry . makes. Mliop- ninu ens) lor yon. Call 8-4191 and Mr. Holmes will arrnnire lor tree courtesy ear s( rvlpp from your home to the store and hack.—Adv. Says Public Housing To Be Unbearable Frederick T Backstrom, of New Haven, was elected president of the Connecticut Savings and Loan League at the "animal Txreettiig of the group yesterday in the Wa- lerbury Country Club. Others named to office include •- Chapin Miller, of first vice-president; James E. Bent, of Hartford, second vice-president; Mrs. Kathleen Hickey, executive secretary and treasurer. Seven directors were also named. George L. Bliss, president of the rvnturv Federal Savings Association of New York city, lashed out :tt the g'"wei nment'vi public housing projects in an address to the group yesterday afternoon. "Social planners and professional public housers who work in the housing bureaus of the federal, state and local govern'ments have formed one of the most effective pressure uroups in the United States and have -been responsible- for the recent expansion of th» public housing program," Mr. Blissc said. These "socialized housing project*" will s-jon become unbearable, the .gpeakc:- stated. He said that public housing rents for approximately one-half of what similar housing- would require if it were privately owned. "What the public housing tenant does not 'pay, the taxpayer must," he ,3aid, adding that everyone can't live in public housing at half-rent, because "There will have to be some taxpayers left to pay the other half." Water Co. Seeks Large Rate Boost Hartford. Oct. 27—(UP)—The Litchfield Water Co. is seeking to increase Its rates abou 39 per cent. A petition for the boost will be heard by the state Public Utilities Commission Nov. 15. The company says !the boost, vhich should increase its revenue about $8.700 a year, is needed to cover increased costs. It would be the first increase the company has had in 23 years. Truck Accident Blamed On Deer Kent, Oct. 27—(UP)—A truck has been badly damaged in an accident which is blamed on three deer. The animals .iumned into the road, forcing Paul J. Fuller of New Freston to swerve his vehicle. It turned over, but Fuller escaped unhurt, and so did (the three deer. Dibble Says EMI, Risdon Well Set For Long Period In the event the na|tion-iwlde steel and coal strikes continue for another month, their effects will be drasically felt by Naugatuck residents, not only in industrial fields, but also In everyday living. The strikes directly or indirectly will affect everyone, as a general cycle will be created. Industrial leaders and businessmen ar_e, not becoming alarmed at this time, .but generally are of the opinion that the overall economy will bo in grave danger within a month, should the two strikes continue. Yesterday the U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant announced a curtailment in production will be necessary in departments handling footwear requiring metal buckles, if the steel strike Is prolonged lor an Indefinite period. Nniigutiick Chemical Philip E. Ric«, factory manager »t the Naugatuck Chemical, today said, "When anything happens to the overall economy in the nation there are endless ramifications." He explained that the plant's operations have not been curtailed as yet. but stated that providing the strikes are not ended within a short time procurement )of raw materials and other supplies needed in the plant's production will be hampered and that operations will be affected. He said that already there Is a chemlral shortage from coke by-prodocts industries, and that there will be a growing shortage of chemicals. Mr. Rice said, "It Is a serious problem and wo will be in grave danger in our operations If we are unable to procure materials. To what extent we will be affected is unknown." Risdon—EMI Lewis A. Dibble, president of the Risdon Manufacturing Co.. and the Eastern Malleable Iron Co., was more optimistic than some industrial leaders, as he stated that "it will be a long time before either Risdon or the foundry Is affected." He is of the opinion that both plants will not be subiect to curtailments until after the first of next year, if the strikes should be prolonged to that time. Officials of he J. M. Russell Manufacturing Co., feel supplies at that factory are sufficient to continue operations until the end of the year. Bristol Co. authorities say that the firm uses more aluminum than steel products, and that there is a sufficient supply of the latter meta'l to continue operations for some time. C. P. Rodenbach, president of the Naugatuck Manufacturing Co., said his plant does not use steel or steel by-products in its operations. All industrial men arc of the opinion that should the strike continue for any length of time that regardless of whether or not supplies locally are adequate, other companies, their customers, might be in a position where they would be unable to purchase, with the results affecting the local picture. T^.ATN WRECK Cressy. Mlrh.—The rnirlne nnd seven curs of n New V O rk Central freight i-imped the tracks near Creisv. Mlr.h., today, killing one member of the crew and In- inrinp t\«-o. others. The cause of the acrtdent bos not yet been determined. STRIKE Canton, Ohio—The C-I-O United Steel Workers union says that it will strike against five plants of the Timken Roller Bearing company in Ohio one week from Friday. The union said the strike is being called because the firm Has postponed settlement of a pension dispute. —Insure your chilli's health this wln- »«r. Call Wane. r,B4» toilnr l«r Oreii; 1 Oak Farm pastuerized milk.—Adv. —See "Bill" Oldakownkl at the City Package Store for all yotir liquor ncfilH. Call 48»8 lor (jDlck delivery.— Adv. Rubber-Union Negotiations Continuing Negotiations on wage and pension programs of the United Rubber Workers of America, CIO and the U..S. Rubber Co. are_still in progress in New .York City. No official announcement has been made to date concerning progress made at the meeting'. Representatives of both parties have 'been meeting for nine days on the union's demand for a 25- cent an hour wage boost and a $100-a-month company ipaid pension plan. It wa^i flrst expected that settlement could be reached in the first week of negotiations. Early thlH week hope was expressed that agreement would be reached by the middle of the week If and when agreement is reached, information will be made public in a joint statement to be released by the union and the company 20-Year-Old Model Sentenced To Five Years In Prison Hartford, Oct. 27—(UP)—A 20- year-old blond model who was convicted on four counts of receiving stolen jewelry was sentenced today to five years at the State Farm for Women in Niantic. The sentence was imposed on Mrs. Phyllis Geraci by Superior Court Judge J. Howard Roberts ater a jury found her guilty. She was given five years an each count, to run concurrently. The state described Mrs. Geraci as a "consort of criminals who had more jewelry than a countess." It charged that .-she had received numerous gifts from Alexander A. Dziadowicz who is now serving a 12-to-20-year sentence in state prison after being convicted of Committing 120 burglaries. The jury found Mrs. Geraci. innocent of a charge that she'had helped Dziadowicz in one of his breaks at Bristol. Condition Of Injured Man Reported Good Milford, Oct. 27— (,UT>>—Three workmen critically burned in an accident at the Devon plant of the Connecticut Light and Power company are reported in "fairly good" condition this morning. Being treated for shock and burns at. Milford hospital arc John McFadden and Francis Pfeiffer of Bridgeport and John Dixon of Devon . They are employes of the United Engineers and Construction Company of Philadelphia, which is h'lilding an addition to the power plant The accident occurred as the three men were guiding a steel frame being -hoisted by a crane. The crane struck a 68,000 volt transmission line. —Take no chanceH on soililun wintci weather. Let ErlekRon MotorB, luo Rubber AVB., winterize your car now. —Adv. Waterbury Bishop Names New Rector Of ImmaculateConception Church Father Kavanagh Succeeds The Late Monsignor O'Shea The Rev Charles M Kavanau<gh has been uif|:tointed permanent rector of the Immaculate Conception Church by the Mast Rev. Henry J. O'Brien, Bishop of Hartford. Father Kavanauigh. who has been pastor of the Blessed Sacra- 'ment Church, Hamden, for the past 11 years, succeeds the late Right Rev. M,sgr. Francis M. O'Shea who died Sept. 14. Announcement of tho appointment was made today in The Catholic Transsrilpt. Father Kavanaugh is a native of New Haven where he attended Sacred Heart School and New Haven High School. After gradual- ing from high school, he entered St. Thomas' Seminary Hartford and made further study at St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, N. Y., and completed his preparaiton for the priesthood at St. Thomas' where he was a prefect. He was ordained April 2, 1H23 in St. Joseph's Cathedra], Hartford by the late Bishop John J. Nilon. Since being ordained, Father Kavanaugh has been assigned to parishes in Colchester, Mlddletown, Greenwich, Bethel and Hamden. He has two si.sters who are 'members of the Sisters of Mercy serving in the diocese. They are Sister M. Genevieve and Sister M. Aloysla. The Rev. Daniel J. Barry has been- assigned, by- -Bishop O'Brien- to succeed Father Kavanaug-h at Blessed Sacrament - Church, Hamden. He is a native of New Haven and for the past 17 years was assigned to St. Thomas' seminary, Bloomfleld. The Rev. John A. Carrig, also of New Haven, assistant pastor at St. Luke's Church, Hartford since 1931, received his flrst pastoral appointment by being assigned to Corpus Chrlstl, BloomileUl. Permit Suspended The permit of George Misunas, owner of a tavern at 883 Bank street, Waterbury, has been .suspended for 30 days for selling whiskey to tavern customers, by the State Liquor Control Commission. Chairman John C. Kelly of the commission said that commission Inspectors saw Misuna selling the whikey and seized a bottle partly fllledi with whiskey. Mi.sunar, was lined $50 In the Waterbury City court for violating the state liquor laws. Party For Dwyer Tohn Dwyr, cndidate for City Clerk on the Democratic ticket in the Waterbury • election, will be g-uest of honor at a testimonial banquet tonight at Borrclli's restaurant. Democrats Indorsed The Waterbury CIO City Council announced yesterday that it has indorsed the entire Democratic slate in the coming city election. The Council believes "the best Interests of the city and its people (Continued on Page Eight) Missing At Sea STUART BENSON Internationally famous sculptor Slinii-l BenHon (above), 72, was reported missing when the Polish liner Sobieski, on which he had been a passenger, docked in New York. Benson had been in Europe for two years and was returning to his Westport, Conn., home. He boarded-the vessel at Genoa, 'Italy, on Oct. 13 and, oh Oct. 19, a steward reported lhat he was unable to find the artist. (International) State Supreme Court To Decide $9,000 POC Commissionership Hartford, Oct. 27—(UP)—The question of who has the right to hold the job of state public utilities commissioner goes before the state Supreme Court on Nov. 15. The high court will be asked to decide whether Frederick H. Hoi- brook, a Republican from Madison, or Irston R. Barnes should get the $9,000 a "year position. Governor Bowles recently appointed Barnes to replace Hoi- brook, but Holbrook claims the appointment was illegal because it was. not brought before the legislature for approval. Rev. Sherrod Soule 89 Years Tomorrow The Rev. Sherrod Soule, D. D., minister of the Congregational church from 1892 to 1909, will observe his 89th birthday tomorrow. Dr. Soule now resides at 72 Whiting Lane, West Hartford. Reilly Appointed Chairman Of Unit To Make Survey; Question Whether State Assistance Available To Town With Population Less Than 5,000 A survey of Beacon Fails housing, needs is to be made by Schaf- for-Fisher Post, 25. American Lr ; - Uion, according to plans made at last night's meeting in the post home. James Reilly ws named chairman of the group by Commander Ernest Trzaski. When the survey is complete, the post will act to seek establishment of a local housing commission if the survey indicates sufficient need. Town officials said today that there is some need of housing in the town, but expressed doubt if it would be possible to obtain state grants because state housing is available only those communities with a population of 5,000 or more- it is not known how else a hous- 'ng project could be financed should the Legion report indicate a need of additional housing in the town Commander Trzaski also appoint ;d John McGeever chairman of •he Legion committe to take part m the Ambulance financial drive which starts this weekend Mr Mc- peevcr.'s committee will solicit r'on- ributions in the Hill Section start- 'iife- Saturday. AsscttNors Meet Property owners who have not the deadline Nov. 7 held from , * - noon trom 1 to 5 o'clock and Tucsdav evening from 6 to 9 o'clock who fail to declare their Hst Per cent b ° th Going To Japan a™™ Kem P a - 23- of -12 Maple avenue, a veteran of four years'" service in , he „. s Arm>eah ™ reenhsted in the Armv for service with the First Cavalry D K» Japan, accordng to M /Sgt. Spencer' A Brown, in charge of the Waterbury Army and Air Force Recruiting Office. Private Kempa reenlisted Tuesday and is now being processed at Kort Dix, N. J. From there he will go to Camp Stoncman, Calif., as point of embarkation. Sewer Applications The Sewer Committee last night approved an application form for the new trunk-line sanitary sewer. The forms will soon be available at the town hall and after being filled out, will be presented to the Board of Selectmen for approval. After approval, property owners may then engage competent tradesmen to make sewer installations, which are to be inspected by the sewer committee or a sewer 'commission should one be named. The application forms do not stipulate the sewer fee, since no method of charge has been determined by the committee. However, applicants will be legally responsible for payment, once cost is determined. The committee wants to stress that this is a sanitarv sewer only, and is not to be used for storm sewer purposes. The group will meet (Continued on Page Eight) Borough Hunters Bag 10-Point Buck *•—, CHARLES GALESKI, left and EDWARD 3ODLOSKI, JR., are shown above with a 10-polnt buck they ±? Lh ?"/ /"J*"!? 1 ? 0 ?;,County. Maine, on the opening day of the hunting season £ere. The iar£ deer, shown tied to Mr. GaleskJ's car, has been placed in a freezer-locker until ready for consumption They were the first borough hunters to return here with a deer this season.

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