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Today's Chuckle A lawyer met a friend to whom he had recently given some simple legal ad rice, and to whom he had sent his usual sizable bill. "Nice day, isn't it?" remarked the friend, and then added, hastily: "But I'm not asking you, I'm telling you." VOL. LXIV, NO. 253 -*•' aiuintitrk Umln WKATIfKR , Sunny loday and becoming a bit moderate this afternoon. Fair tonight and not as cool as last night. The low near 40. Tomorrow, variable cloudiness but otherwise mostly sunny and pleasantly mild. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" . Temperature Report Midnight, 36; 3 a. m., 34; 6 a. m., 31; 9 a. m., 54; noon, 65. ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Presi 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Republican Town Chairman Election Off Indefinitely Committee Now Has 9 Members; To Be Enlarged^ The Republican town committee is still without a permanent chairman, and the possibilities of one being named in the near future are remote. * The committee has been without - a permanent chairman since the resignation of Charles P. Bodenbach, who is now a resident of Litchfield. Mrs. Henry Erk, vice-chairman and acting chairman of the committee, today said there have been no definite developments in obtaining a candidate for the post. Efforts are being made to obtain a chairman from outside the ranks of the present committee. Mrs. Erk sam members of the committee have been designated to work on the matter, and after they ha%-e come to a decision they are to contact her and she will call a meeting of the group. A move is believed underway to increase the membership of the committee to about 30. which would include 10 from each of the three wards. At present the committee has a membership of 11. With the resignation of Mr. Rodenbach, and that of Domenic DeCarlo, who is now a regular paid fireman, the committee was decreased to the present number. There are five members from the first ward, Norman H. Wood, treasurer; Joseph W. Nygren. Samuel I. Lyons, Franklin Hotchkiss and Joseph Raytkwich, Jr. Second ward members are Mrs. Erk. William T. Schoficld and An- thcny Tangredi, and those of the third ward. Henry Zwick. Harold C. Lewis and John Finsel. Francis E. Dowling, Decorated World War I Veteran, Succumbs Francis E. Dowling, 60, of 44 Lewis street, a veteran - of World War I, died last night at St. Mary'p Hospital after > rlbrief illness. A life-long resident* of NaugB- tuck. Mr. Dowling was decorated tor bravery in the first war. He was awarded the Order of Purple Heart for gun shot wounds received in action two days before fhe Armistice was declared. He was wounded at Sedan after seeing action at Champagne. Chateau Thierry and the Argonne Forest. He enlisted in the Army Oct. •!. 1917. and on March 12 of the following year he sailed for France. He -sras overseas until Jan. 30, 1919, and was honorably discharged^ on Feb. 12, 1919. He served in France and Germany as a corporal with Co. 151 of the 165th Infantry. Mr. Dowling was a member of Crusader Post. Veterans of Foreign Wars: Post 17, Naugatuck American Legion; the Naugatuck Hose. Hook and Ladder Co.. and the First Ward Democratic Club. He was an employe of the borough Street Department. . Survivors are three brothers, William and John of Naugatuck and Joseph of Meirose, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Loretta Baukat of Beacon Falls and Miss Ann Dowling, Naugatuck, a teacher at Rubber Avenue School, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock from the C. H. Green Funeral Home, 66 Terrace avenue, to St. Francis' Church where a solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. James' Cemetery. Friends may call at the ftmera.1 home tomorrow and Sunday afternoon and evening from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 10 o'clock. Members of Crusader Post will meet at the funeral home tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock to pay respects to Mr. Dowling. according to Commander William Gerbor. Members of the post auxiliary will meet tomorrow evening at 7:45 o'clock in The Green and proceed in a body to the funeral home, according to Mrs. Frank Behlman. president. Mrs. Lena Carlson Succumbs At 77 After Long Illness Mrs. Lena Carlson 77, died lart r.ijht at the Pine Crest Convalescent Homo after a long illness. A native of Swedan. she was born Dec 20. 1871, and came to thir, country in 1887. Soon after sh« came to Naugatuck. She is .survived by a son. Elving. a dauerhter Mrs. Ruhy C. Pine. Auburn. N. Y.. and three grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held Monday at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow' street Burial will be in Grove cen'.e*ery. There will be no calling hour? —Insure yonr child's braltk this win- i«r. Call Xsne. r,04» todajr lor Grcn: Oak Farm IKistiirrlzerl milk,—Adr. Waits 26 Years For Jailed Mate Never doubting his wife's innocence when she was tried and convicted of the poison murder of her first husband, Emory Storlck (left), «7, greets hi?, mate, Mrs. Maude C. Storick, 66.) as she leaves the Detroit House of Correction, Plymouth, Mich. Mrs. Storick was granted a par- dcn by the Governor when her attorney succeeded In having the case reopened and produced evidence proving her to be innocent. Prison guard Thomas Mullaney (center) acts as the "chaperone." (Int.) Carter To Appoint Public Health Nursing Committee Around The World In Brief (By United Press) DENIES REPORT Nalchez, Miss.—Jefferson military College—a small prep school—denies it will teach while supremacy to qualify for a 50- million-dollar endowment from oilman George Armstrong-. School spokesmen say the institution will continue to operato for whiles only.. .preferable white Christians. oOo REFUSED GIFT Dallas — Southern Methodist. University reveals it turned down a five-mil^on-dollar gift from oilman George Armstrong. An SMU official says Armstrong offered the money only on condition that the school bar Jews. oOo SEEK DEPARTMENT Washington—Two former members of the Hoover commission for government reorganization propose a new department of transportation, with a secretary in the cabinet. Charles bearing and Wilfred Owen say it would help solve the problems of the transportation industry. oOo CORUM SUCCEEDS WINN Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28—(UP) — Sports Columnist Bill Corum of New York has been named head of the Kentucky Derby. Corum succeeds the late Colonel Matt Winn. oOo RAINSTORMS Rome—At least eight persons have died in Italy in the landslides and floods caused by torrential rainstorms. Seven of them lost their lives when a huge slide crushed two houses In a northern village, oOo DEFENDS DENFELD Milledgeville, Ga. — Chairman Carl Vinson of the House Armed Services Committee says the firing of Admiral Louis Denfeld as chief of naval operations will be dealt with when Congress meets in January. The Georgia Democrat charged that Denfeld had been made to "walk the plank" because of his testimony before the House group on unification of the armed services. Births DALY—Oct. 23. in I he Methodist Hospital. Brooklyn, N. Y., a daughter, Jean Mary, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Daly, of Brooklyn. The child is their first. Mrs. Daly is the former Ida Sent' Blythe, of Brooklyn. Mr. Daly formerly resided at 263 Cherry street, Naugatuck. Routine Session Of Borough Board Scheduled Tuesday Routine business will be transacted next Tuesday evening at the regular November meeting of Ihe Board of Warden and Burgesses. Warden Harry L. Carter la at present working on a list of names of possible candidates for appointment to a Public Health Nursing Committee. He does not expect to make the appolnlments Tuesday. The committee will be in charge of the Public Health Nursing department of the borough, which responsibility was assumed last spring by the borough, after having been operated for many years by the , Red Cross. The warden'sayi that headquarters for the division must be found in the near future. Until that time, although expenses are being paid bv the borough, he nurses retnin headquarters in the local Red Cross chapter house. Warden Cnrt.er says Tuesday niarht's meeting "should be very brief", as to his knowledge, no controversial or extremelv important business will come before the board. Mrs. Ivy Schinohl Passes Suddenly In Daughter's Home Mrs. Ivy Schmohl, 66 of 22 Oak street, died suddenly last nifi'ht at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester (Michael) Murray. Death was due to naitural causes according to Dr. William E. Hill, medicnl examiner. A native of Williamsport, Pa, she was born Oct. 18, 1883, the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (M?.nvel) Newcomer. Sho had' resided here for the past three years. Bc.sidCi: Mrs. Murray she is survived by a son, Loiter Schmohl, Cogan Station, Pa.; flve sisters. Mrs. Flornnca Dochter pnd Mrs. Larue Baker, both, of Williaras- .por.t. Mrs. Frank Cfallahan and! Mrs. Anthony Brand, both of Elmira, N. Y., r.nd Mrs. Ernest Mil- Jer, Tam.inna, Pa.; two brothers. Edward of Wi'liamsr-ort and Chester Newcomer of Northumberland, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services •will tie lielr. at the Kedmond Funeral Hoine, Williamsport, with burial in East Wildwood cemetery in that c-.ty. Friends may call at the Fitz-- perald Funeral Home, 2-10 North Main street, Naugatuck, this evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Sen Bin" OHlnkowsM at (lip n«v P»r1i.-»Rf> Starr tor nil ronr Ilimor m>pils. mil 1Sf>5 Tor (juirli ilplivpi-v.— AllT, . Cerdan, 47 Others Dead In Air Crash Ex-Middleweight Boxing Champ Killed In Azores Santa' Maria, Azores, Oct. 28^-(UP)—All 48 persons aboard the Air France Constellation that crashed into a mountain peak today have been killed. A rescue squad reached the wreckage of the plane and reported it was destroyed and there were no survivors. (By United Press) Rescue parties are on their way to the mountain in the Azores where an Air France trans-Atlan- tic plane crashed in flames with 48 persons aboard. Some of them came out alive. There were 37 passengers aboard, including former middleweight boxing champion Marcel Cerdan and Cincttc Neveu, French concert violinist scheduled to appear in New York. Eleven of those aboard were Americans. The plane was on its way from Paris to New York. Just a. few minutes after the plane had notified the trans-Atlan- tic refueling base at Santa Maria in the Azores that it was coming in for a landing, radio contact went dead. That was 4 in the morning, Azores Recall Waterbury Visit Of Cerdan Residents of Waterbury arc recalling a visit to that city last March by Marcel Cerdan, former middleweight champion of the world who was aboard the Air France plane which crashed against a mountain peak in the Azores. Cerdan, who was at that time the champion, having won the title from Tony Zale, visited with Joseph Rizzo, proprietor of a restaurant in Wa- terbnrjf and made a number of friends. time, about 10 o'clock last night, our time (EST). For nlmo.sl. 30 minutes the airport radio men tried to contact the plane. Then rescue squads went into action. Trucks and cars shuttled through the high terrain of Santa Maria and other islands in the -Azores. More than a dozen planes joined the search. They swept low over the Atlantic on the chance that the Air France plane plunged into the sea. Three Portuguese ships and dozens of small vessels joined the search after dawn. And then the mist clouds that shroud the island lifted... and a search pilot spotted a thin column of smoke rising from a mountain 60 miles north of Santa Maria. Dropping down as low as he dared, the flier saw persons around the wreckage.. .some waved to him. Within a few minutes, rescue parties were on their way to the crash scene. Because of the rugged mountain terrain, its ^uncertain when they'll get to the wreckage. The men in the boxing game in New York were shocked by the news that Cerdan was in the crash. He was tremendously popular in the United States. Wolcott To Build $275,000 School On Old Fair Grounds The construction of a new, $275,000 school was voted' at a special town meeting' in Wolcott last night. The school will be erected on the old Wolcott Fair grounds site and is expected to be ready for occupancy by September, 1050. At a previous meeting, $240,000 had been voted for the proposed ^chool L-ast night the voters authorized an additional expenditure of S35;300, in accordance with a recommendation by the school building committee. Plans for these schools costing $240,000, $275,000 and $300,000 were shown by Carl J. Mattson, chair man of the committee. The S275.- 000 school was selected and selectmen were empowered to borrow sufficient funds for the building. Bids will be sought at - a later date. The building' will be a. one-story structure, containing* eight cla=.s- .i-oomst nl cafeteria-auditorium seating 500, a kitchen and other smaller rooms for the principals and teachers. Off-Street Parking Areas For 150 Cars Sought By Chamber Committee Jury Fails To Agree; Nolle Given Deliberates Over Two Hours In Cheshire Case Waterbury Failure of a Common Pieas Court iury of five men-^and seven women to reach agreement resulted in the granting of a nolle to Mrs. Anna Stewart, 23, of Cheshire, charged with keeping a disorderly house ai\d violating Sunday dance laws. After two and a half hours of deliberation the jury was unable to oome to an agreement. Prosecuting Atty. William J.Larkin recommended that a nolle be entered ia the case and his suggestion was accepted by Judge Philip J. Sullivan. Atty. Larkin recommended the nolle to avoi'd a second trial, and pointed out that he did not agree With the jury. Defense Attys. Stephen A. Homick and F. Patrick Zallchua gave their approval to' the recommendation. : Mrs. Stewart was arrested after neighbors of the Ebony Club, Cheshire, of which she is a former lessee, complained of noise and loud music coming from the club. Waterbury Police' Sgt. Clarence Marsella, promoted by Mayor Raymond E. Snyder, stated last night that remarks by Alderman Patrick F. Shea concerning physical qualifications of policemen were "uncalled for." In a radio talk Wednesday night, Shea said physical and mental requirements for promotion were not carried out by Mayor Snyder. In replying to Shea, Democratic candidate for mayor, Marsella oointed out that he had been wounded twice in World War i and had also served overseas "voluntarily in.World War II as a major. He said that no veteran ctfuld be 100 per cent physically fit and questioned whether Shea hadlseen military service. Safety Award The Waterbury Safety Council has recommended Martin Connors a guard at the Scpvill Mfg. Co. for a Waterbury Exchange Club safety award, for saving the lives of several workers when a tunnel under a canal caved in Oct. 11, claiming the, lives of two" men working in another section. Connors spotted danger as water poured into a sewer pipe in which men were working. He phoned another guard nearer the danger point and had him warn the men, most of whom escaped. 'Liberation* Army Frees Hawaii Assault troops of the V. S. "Liberation" Army land at Pokai Bay In "Operation Mlkl" to free Hawaii's main Island from "Aggressor" forces. This amphibious operation the biggest since the war, saw a joint Army-Navy-Marine force of 38,000 men swarm ashore from 100 ships to, beat the "enemy" and liberate the Islands. (Int. Soundphoto) Bishop Budlong To Confirm Class Of 41 Here Sunday Nine Borough Voting Machines Loaned For Waterbury Election ' Nine Naugatuck voting machines are being loaned the city- of Waterbury for use in its Nov. 8 election. Warden Harry L. Carter; today said the request for the voting machines came yesterday from Water- i bury's Mayor Raymond E. Snyder. Because of the increased enrollment in Waterbury, the city believes there may be need of more machines than it owns. The Naugatuck voting machines will be kept in reserve and used only if necessary. Waterbury truckers are moving the machines to that city this afternoon. Warden Carter said that the voting machines are being loaned, with no fees to be charged. He said You never can tell, we may want to borrow some Jrom Waterburv some time." TEACHERS' CONVENTION Naugatuck public school children have a holiday today, while their teachers are attending the annual convention of the Connecticut Educators association, being held in Hartford., and New Haven. Some 10,000 teachers and educators, including the majority of more than *5 local teachers, are attending the meetings, ORDERED TO TRIAL Washington—Republican Rep. J. Parnell Thomas of New Jersey has been ordered to stand trial one week from Monday on- Charges of taking salary kickbacks from his office staff. Federal Judge Alexander Ho'.tzoff turned down a request by Thomas that his trial hr postponed ugnin because of poor health. Deaths SCHMOHL, Mrs. Ivy, 66, of 22 Oak t street, Naugatuck, in Naugatuck Oct. 27, 1949. Funeral from th-> Redmond Funeral Home Wil- -liamsport, p a . Burial in Eist Wildwood cemetery, Williams- Port. Friends may call at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 2-10 North Main street, Naugatuck tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock. CARLSON, Mrs. Lena, 77, of Nau- gatuek. in Naugatuck, Oct. 27 1949. Private funeral Monday at the Alderson Funeral Home,' 210 Meadow street. Burial in Grove cemetery. There are no calling hours. "' DOWLINC—Francis E., 80, of 44 Lewis street, Naugatuck, in Waterbury, Oct. 27 1949. Funeral Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock from the C. ,H. Cfreen Funeral Home, 66 Terrace avenue, to St Francis' Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. James' Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow and Sunday from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 10 o'clock, Psychiatrist Hop Brook PTA Speaker Dr. Katherine ttaw'ey, psychiatrist for the Child Guidance Clinic of the Waterbury Chapter of Mental Hygiene, will discuss the "Emotional Needs of Children" at the next meeting of the Hop Brook School Parent-Teacher Association, Wednesday night, Nov. 9, in the school auditorium. Dr. Hawley, an authority in the field, has been connected with the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, and is at present affiliated with the Yale Child Study Center. Mrs. Malcolm Wilson, president, will preside at the business session, during which there will be a vote upon the budget, and plans discussed for a Christmas Party, and Founders Day Celebration. Plans for the public card party, to 'be held Tuesday night, Nov. 15, will also be completed. Refreshments will be served by the room mothers of the second grade, with Mrs:. Philip Koch and Mrs. George Kahan as co-chairmen. All parents of the school are invited. District Deputy Night Ceremonies Arranged By Iks pistrict Ddp'uty Night of the Naugatuck. Lodge of Elks will be held Nov. 15, ait which, time District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Owen V Cuimimmgs of Torring- tcn will make his official visit to the local lodge. Plans for the* event will be discussed at a regular meeting of the lodge Tuesday evening, Nov. 1 at 8 o'clock in the lodge rooms, Neary building, with Exalted Ruler Edward J. Aurisch in charge. At the special event the local lodge officers will exemplify the initiatory degree for the first time. A dinner will be served by the Emblem club after the meeting. Social evenings have been planned at the lodtre rooms, ar.-i the next social will be held Saturday evening, Nov. 5, with. Mr Aurisch in charge. Past Exalted Ruler Louis G. Triano will conduct the party Nov. 19. At a recent meeting of the lodge Mr. THano was elected Esteemed Leading Knight for the remainder of the present lodge year, and was installed by Past Exalted Ruler Jaremitah L. Callahan. Jr. Past Exalted Ruler William J. Baukat was appointed Esquire to nil the une?:t":ired term of D.' Emmet Shea ,who resigned the office.. The annual Memorial Services for deceased brothers will be held Sunday, Decs 4, with Past Exalteil Ruler Paul E. Buckmiller as chairman of the arrangements for t*n services. —rinillpy'H in Wuturlmrj- mnknH «ln.ii. |>insr i,any. Oill S.41DJ „„<) Mr. Holml's will nminin> lor «iir Mi>rvi<'« from your homo to th« store anil buck,—Airv. To Officiate At Saint Michael's Episcopal Church A confirmation class of 30 adults and 11 children of St. Michael's Episcopal church^ will be presented to the Rt. Rev. Frederick G. Budlong, bishop- of the diocese of Connecticut, Sunday morning in a service to be conducted at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Winfrcd B. Langhorst. rector, will present the following candidates to the bishop: Gertrude Andersen, Alice Baker, Caroline Birdsall, Donald Dibble, Robert Brinckerhoff, Barbara RT. REV. F. G. BUDLONG Dibble, Helen Emerson, Anita Freyermuth, Emma Gould,- Margaret Isbell, Harriet Hotchkiss. Shirley Johnson, William Krodel, Mildred Nauges. -Harold Newman, Evelyn Noble Edwin Miller, Viola Peaslee, Jean ette Powers, Virginia Rice, Wilma Ruccio, Edward Sandora, Josephine Sandora. Theodore Sandora, Ann Schumacher, .Eleanor Stevenson Isador Stevenson, William Stevenson, Frank Strom, John Talbot. Gail Anderson, Laura Bradshaw Grace Fairchild, Elizabeth Fowler, Peter Glover, Kenneth Hanks Carole Jones, Dolores Kelsey, Jean Nelson, Wiliam Mortensen, Vir ginia Schlosser. Parishioners and friends are in vited to attend tfye service for the annual visitation of Bishop Budlong, and will have the opportunity to meet him at the conclusion of the confirmation service at th chancel steps. Special Meeting Of Gold Star Post An important special meeting of Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans will be held Sunday morning at the "Prospect Street club rooms. Commander Frank Zdrow- oki announced today. "All members are asked to meet following the 9:30 Mass at St. Hedwig-'s. The next regular meeting will bp y held Tuesday evening, Nov. 1 at' 8 p nv —TBke no rlmnci>s on snililrn wintrr wentlior. T,«>t FrlokKoii Motors, ign Ilublior Av<>., wlnti'H/c your car now. -~A(lv, . Meet Last Night With State Police Officer Dooling To Discuss Plans A study of off-street parking facilities in the borough which will permit the parking of some 350 cars is being made by the Traffk' and Parking Committee of (he Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce according to a report by Henry T. Moeckel, Jr., chairman. The group met last night at the chamber offices and "a progress report of the study indicates that a recommendation will be made to borough officials in the near future. The off-street parking plan is designed to relieve overcrowded [parking facilities \in down-town streets. State Trooper Edward J. Dooling, Meadow street, an expert in traffic control and a graduate of the traffic school at Northwestern University, attended last night's meeting and took part in the discussion of the local parking ind traffic situation. He has made *ev- eral recommendations. Discussion was centered on the extension of cross-walks across streets to b<i visable to motorists; continued enforcement of parking meter laws and more adequate loading zones and bus stops. The committee again urged that borough officials retain land at the Rrfbber Avenue School site for a municipal parking lot. This was recommended by Trooper Dooling and the committee early this year. A report of progress was also made concerning a survey of properties from Union City to Kennedy's Corner -which may be affected by possible reconstruction of Route 8 through the borough. Evaluations of each property affected by any of the routes is be- ine made and recommendations will later be made to the Stat.? Highway Department. Report Adm. Sherman To Succeed Denfield As Navy's Chief (By United Press) The big question buzzing around the Pentagon this morning concerns the future of the Navy high command now that Admiral Louis Denfeld has been ousted as chief of naval operations. Source? in the Defense Department predict that Denfeld's removal is a forerunner of a thorough shakeup of top Navy brass. However, further shifts of admirals are expected to await the appointment of Denfeld's successor Navy sources say they expect the new chief, whoever he may be, to make a clean sweep and name new admirals for the vice chief and the five deputy chiefs of naval operations. Secretary of the Navy Mauhews will not say who will take ov«r for Denfeld. But Vice Admiral Forrest Sherman, commander of the Sixth Task Fleet in trfc Mediterranean, is reported to be the number one prospect. In his letter to 'President'-Truman requesting that Denfeld be fired, Matthews said it was necessary for maintenance of civilian control over the military. Matthews said that he told Denfeld on October 4 that he had «nd- •;d his. usefulness as chief on naval operations. This apparently resulted from the publication of confidential Navy letters in that day's newspapers. One of the letters was written by Denfeld. In it, Denfeld expressed sympathy for the views of another admiral who supported the anti-unification stand of Navy Captain John Crommelin. Denfeld's office was filled with sailors and Waves today . . . come to say goodbye to the old man. Some 250 enlisted personnel entered Admiral Denfeld's office voluntarily to pay tribute to him in his last days as military head of vhe .Navy. Denfeld spoke to the sailors and Waves, his voice choked up In ft- feet, he said "Don't give up the ship.' "No service," he said and 'no^ individual" will stop the Navy And he noted that his removal was not 'ordered until Congress adjourned for the year. New Haven Man Dies; Shot By His Wife NSW Haven, Oct. 28—(UP)—Unconscious since he was shot bv his wife three weeks ago, 50-yeaYoM Frank Scirocco died at New Haven Hospital today. His wife, Anna, is being held without bond at county jail awaiting a coroner's inquest. The shooting, according to police, culminated a series of domestic difficulties. Scirocco reportedly was shot as he lay asleep in his bed Afterwards. Mrs. Scirocco telephoned for police. Neighbors—attracted by the sr-ot and the screams of the two Scirocco children—found the wounded man and the rifle with which he was shot.