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Today's Chuckle Judgr: "Do you realize that by leaving your wife you are a deserter?" Defendant: "Judge, if you knew that woman like I do you wouldn't call me a deserter. I'm a refugee." —The He-Saw. Bailu "Dedicated To Community Public Service" THE WEATHER Cloudy with light i»ln this morning-. Clearing and ulightly warmer this afternoon. Fair and little change in temperature tonight and tomorrow. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 55; 3 a. m., 64; 6 a. rn. 52; 9 a. m., 61; 10 a. m., 65. VOL. LXTV, NO 254 ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Preu 6 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Halloween Masquerades Are Planned Prizes Provided For Winners Here, In Beacon Falls Hundreds of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls children, and adults, will take part in Halloween celebrations during the week-end and Monday night. The largest single affair will be the annual children's parade and contest of Post 17, American Legion to be staged Monday evening. The parade will start at 6:30 o'clock at Elm street and Rubber avenue and will end at the Tuttle Lawn where the contest will be staged.. Candy will be given each of the children taking part. Joseph P. Donahue, managing-editor of the NEWS will be master of ceremonies. A large number of prizes will be awarded for boys and girls wearing various types of costumes. Arrangements are in charge of Michael Kiley. assisted by Frank Castagna and Burton Noble. Austin Phillips field Music band will play in the parade. Millvllle Monday night at 7 o'clock children of the MUlville district will be guests at the annual party ol the Millville Library Association at the library. There wilt be a costume contest, with prizes and refreshments will be served, according to Mrs. Albert Mai, president. Beacon Falls Also scheduled for Monday night is the annual Halloween parade and costume contest for Beacon Falls children. Sponsored by Post 25, American Legion, the Beacon Falls Community Club' and the Beacon Hose Co., the party will be at the Community Club. Children of the Beacon Falls Htll section will meet at Center School; Cotton Hollow and Church street at the White Eagle Hall; Pines- bridge and Railroad avenue at Railroad avenue, and others at Nyumph School. Adults -of the three sponsoring organizations will be on hand to escort the children to the club. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments willbe served. Members of the Polish National Club of Union City will take part in a dance and party tonight in the club hall. North Main street. There will be dancing from 8 to 12 o'clock. St. Mary's Yesterday afternoon more than 150 children of St. Mary's church attended a party, in the church basement. Refreshments were served by women of the Altar Society and the party was supervised by Nuns of. the parish. Explorer Patrol. Troop 2, Boy Scouts, staged a Halloween party Thursday jiight at the Congregational parish house. There were 38 boys and girls present arfd arrangements were in charge of John Hayes, Jr., troop committeeman; Cecil Matson, Scoutmaster, and Weston Boyd. assistant Scoutmaster. Many games and contests were played, with cider and doughnuts being served after the entertainment program. Excellent Masters Degree Exemplified By Allerton Chapter The most excellent masters degree was exemplified last night at a meeting of Allerton chapter. Royal Arch Masons, in Masonic Temple by Excellent Companion Ernest Lorentzen, assisted by Excellent Companions Fred Montrose, Oscar Sandell and William Leitton. Paying an official visit to the lodge was Excellent Companion Gerald D. Hunenberg of the Grand chapter. Plane Crash Victims Former World's Middleweight Chumpion Marcel Cerdan (left) and his manager, Jo Longman, were among the 48 persons killed In the crash of a New York-bound Air France Constellation that plunged into a mountain In the Azores. There were reportedly 37 passengers aboard, and a crew of eleven. Below, a sister-ship of ihe, ill-fated plane rests on the runway at La Guurdia Field, N. ¥., after a recent crash-landing (International) New Hydrants To Be Ordered Near Schools The installation-of flre hydrants near the Meadowbrook and Cross street schools, now under con-' struotion, will be recommended at a meeting of the board of warden and bupgerses Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in the town hall court room. There also is a possibility that the board may re-enaot the ordinance prohibiting: ail night parking on borouffh streets during the winter months, ir. an effort to facilitate plowing operations of the street department. The all night parking bar. was effective last year from Dec. .1 to April 1. Several other routine matters will -come before the board. Rededication Service Of Congregational Church In Oxford A public rededicaition .?ervioe ill be hold tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Oxford Congregational church, it is announced by the Rev. H. B. Minor of Seymour, aftd the Rev. "Charles L. Ives, Middlebury, will lead the ser=^ .'ice of -worship. The Rev. Oscar L. Locke, Oakville, will, express greetings, and the Rev. John vVestbrook, Watertown, Will read the scripture. Leading the litany of rededication and the rededicatory prayer will be the Rev. Zellar,;. Others, participating m the service will be Edward P. Rowland, soloist, the ( Young People's choir and the Girt Scout troq> of the :hurch. Painting: and redecorating Jf the church was completed this iveek. Tea will be served follow- '•ng the service. Junior Police Meeting Tuesday The Naugatuck Junior Police Carl's will meet Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock in the Tuttle Music Shed, it was announced today by Patrolman Theodore Klimaszewski. Safety belts will be issued to new members and .--afety measures will be discussed. Junior Po^ lice will be asked to volunteer fnr duty at the annual Eagles' Children's Christmas party at Odd Fellows Hall, Dec. 18. Assessors In Session Until TUBS. Only three days remain for Mau- gatuck property owners to sign assessment lists in the town hall court room. The board of assessors are in siession this morning and afternoon until 5 o'clock. Monday" and Tuesday the board will hold sessions from 10 o'clock in the morning .to 8 o'clock in the evening. Failure of property owners to sign lists will result in a penalty. Assessors caution veterans to sign lists, regardless of whether or not they are elgible for exemptions. 150 Attend First YMCA Girls'Rally By "Y" Auxiliary .Approximately 150 girls attended the first Girls' Rally to be held at the YMCA, last night in the Y gymnasium under the, sponsorship of the YMCA Women's auxiliary. Mirs Jane Bontempo was mistress of ceremonies. Highlight of the ev^nini^s entertainiment was a puppet show, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Harod Daun:e. Following- the show, Fritz Klambt, Eugene Scranton, Raymond Jurzynski and Wos'ley Caciy presented a gy'.-mnas- tic exhibition. The program concluded with the -showing of movies. Ap|p,les and candy were distributed to all the girls. Mrs. Noble Allen played the piano for the group singing. Members of the committee were: Mrs. Herbert E. Brown, chairman; Mrs. Fritz Klambt, Mm. Rayrnond •Stinson, Mrs., Kenneth Fredsall Miss Helen McDonough, Miss Bontempo and Miss Elizabeth Korninsky. Police Angrily Deny Report Of Ambulance Tardiness Waterbury Pensions To Cost $246,934 More; One Mill Tax Waterbury city employe's pensions next year will cost the taxpayers $246,934, or about one mill more than this year, according to a report of Russell Hooker, West Hartford, actuary for the city, given fo the Retirement Commission yesterday. (Work is now in process to determine the cost of the new Naugatuck pension plan for borough workers.) The city's contribution in 1950 to the pension fund should be $671, 934. which is an increase of $246,934 over this year. The commission asked the board of finance to include an appropriation to cover thei cost in the 1950 budget. It was pointed out that not all the increased pension cost is due to the expanded pension benefits voted by the General Assembly, as part is due to salary increases and —lanre yonr child's health this win- Mr. Call Xa«(. s«4» today lor Great <i»* Farm pastaerized milk.—AdT. personnel charges. Part of the amount, $68,916, is due to the city's failure to provide enough money this year. The gross pension cost for firemen before the charges was 17.9 per cent of the payroll. The city contributed 12.9 per cent and firemen five per cent. In 1950, the cost will increase to 22.7 per cest of the payroll, with the city donating 17.7 per cent. In the police department the gross cost was 19.5 per cent, the policemen contributing :"ive per cent, and next year the cost will increase to 24 per cent, with the city contributing 19 per cent. Teachers paid three per cent toward pensions, but the city paid nothing as the three per cent was more than the cost. Next year the gross cost will be 5.4 per cent with the city absorbing 2.4 per cent. PUC Denies Gas Rate Increase To Conn. Company Hartford, Oct. 29—(UP)—An ap- pljcation of the-Connecticut Power company to increase gas rates in three cities has been turned down by the state Public Utilities commission. The company asked to raise its rajes nine per cent in Stamford, New London and Torringtcm, The company said it needed'the increase to add $178,000 a year to pay for expansion of facilities. The commission said the net earnings of the company were enous'h to tako^care of their needs without increasing the rates. —See "Bill" Oniiikcmskl at the City Package Store for all jour liquor arras. Call 4892 lor quick delivery.— Fight For More School Facilities (By United Press) The need for more schools is urgent, according to State Education Commissioner Finis E. En- eleman. He asked all public school teachers in Connecticut to fight for more educational measures in view of 'he coming special session of the legislature. Enprleman made his appeal at a session of the annual state teachers convention in New Haven. He told them that too many children not enough professionallv-prepared teachers, inadenuate buildings and increased school costs have brought the schools to the point where their services to children are seriously handicapped. Fourth Degree Plans Feast Observance The Feast of Christ the King tomorrow will be fittingly observed with a Holy Hour at St. Hedwig's Church, Union City, beginning at 7:30 p. m. The hour- long adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is being arranged by the Fourth Section, Ojeda Assembly, Knights of Colu'mibus. The services will consist of four short sermons by Rev. Stanley Hasitillo, Faithful Friar of the Assembly, appropriate hymns by the St. Hedwig's Choir, rosary, litany, and the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Attending the Hour of Adoration will be members of the Naugatuck and Waterbury Assemblies of the Fourth Degree in full regalia, members of the Third Section, Ojcda Council, the (piolice and flre departments under Chiefs John J. Gormley and John J. Sheridan, respectively, and members of the Catholic War Veterans post 708, of Naugatuck. Joining in the services will be members, of the other Catholic churches of Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, and Wc.- terbuiy. t The musical portion of the services by the St. Hedwig's choir, directed by Felix Zembruski, with Mrs. Theresa Soliwocki, organist, will sing "O Salutaris.'", "O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine!", "Before^ the" Altar Kneclinsf". "Jesus, My Lord, iMy God, My AH", "Christ Our Kinpr", "Tantum Ergo", with the entire '-ongregation joining to sing "Holy God, We Praise Thv Name." Members of the committee arranging .services include Chris Owens, chairman, Faithful Navigator Joseph Suchcnski, William Evans. Fourth Degree Knights are asked to b> present at St. Hedwig's church at 7 o'clock, by Faithful Navigator Joseph Suchenski, and to appear in full regalia. Third degree members will rr. e et at 7:15, as will members of the borough departments, and the veterans. High RockRoad Hunter Finds Weather Instrument In Woods A IT. s. Army Weather Bureau recording instrument was found yesterday by Alfred Daily, of High Rock road.while on a hunting trip in the woods betwee'n Beacon Falls and Seymour, on the East side of the Naugatuck River. The instrument is the type sent aloft attached to a paper balloon to a height of about 12 miles. It contains a delicate broadcasting unit which relays the temperature, pressure and moisture content of the air through which it passes while in flight, to the weather station. The weather-beaten condition of the instrument indicated that it had been In the woods for a considerable length of time before being found by Mr. Daily. A notice attached to the instrument asked that it be returned to the weather bureau, but the card bearing the name of the bureau from which it had been released had been lost. Mr. Daily turned the instrument over to the State Police at the Bethany Barracks, who will return it to the Army. ATTEND PARTY More than 125 children attended the annual Halloween party of the Naugatuck Methodist church last evening- in the church hall, according to the Rev. Matthew H. Gate,, pastor. The hall was gaily decorated and games were played under the direction of Bruce Fisher. Refreshments were served by members of the 20-Plus club. Around The World In Brief (By United Press) PRIESTS FREED, Prague, 'Czechoslovakia — The official news agency says President Gottwald haaireed 127 Catholic priests -:-.jm prison. The r«v port says frradom was granted the clerics arn/r they pledged loyalty to the Communist govern-' ment and requested pardons. TITO SUPPORTER .Rome—A Yugoslav official says late Bulgarian Premier Georgl Dimotrov, given a state funeral recently In Moscow,' was Tito's friend and not Russia's, Yugoslav parliament leader Joslp Vld- mar, now In Rome, says Dlmi- trov privately voiced support for Tito In his anti-Soviet campaign. —'—oOo SAVED FROM WELL Austin, Texas — Doctors at a hospital in Austin, Texas, say a three-year-old boy who fell 14 feet in a well yesterday is in ex- .cellent condition, with only a slight scratch. Rescue workers saved the boy, Bobby Gow, after he fell into a well casing while playing in''his backyard. STUDY LAWS Washington — Government at- •torneys are scanning the law books today to determine whether President Truman has the power to seize steel mills and coal mines closed by strikes. Attorney General J. Howard Me-. Grath says he won't guess on what the lawyers find—but that he'll report to Mr. Truman as soon as the search is completed. RAILROAD CUTS Pittsburgh—President W. P. Kennedy of the Brotherhood, of ' Railroad Trainmen says coal-^ burning railroads will have to cut operations another 25 per cent if the coal strike continues. Kennedy says 50,000 of the Brotherhood's 225,000 members have" been thrown oilt of work by the coal and steel strikes. OFFER WITHDRAWN Natchez, Mis».—The judge who offered a military college a multl- mitlloii dollar endowment on condition that It teach white supremacy, has withdrawn the offer. Trustees of the Jefferson Military college In Natchez, Miss., and Judge George Armstrong failed to agree on terms under which he would offer the endowment. PILOT'S ERROR Ponta Delgada, (Azores—A preliminary Investigation by French officoals into a plane crash in the Azores Islanoa Indicates It was cansced when the pilot made an error and tried to land on the wrong island. The crash of the Air France plane killed 48 persons, Including French boxer Marcel Cerdan. Drivers legible For Jobless Claims (By United Press) The State Labor department rules that 225 milk drivers who walked off their jobs in Hartford last year are eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. The unemployment compensation commission already has awarded benefits to one-fourth of the drivers of the General Ice Cream Corporation. The commission said that the eight-month-old dispute was not a strike, but a lockout by the oom- pany and therefore the members of the teamsters union could collect compensation. ' The dispute arose at the Bryant and Chapman and R. G. Miller and Sons divisions of the General Ice Cream Corporation in March, 1948. DE PAO1A NOMINATED Former Democratic Town Chairman Joseph N. De Paola is the party's nominee lor inayor of Meriden. De Paola defeated Dr. Peter W. SWadzien by a vote of 2611 to 1414. The city election will be held on December 6. Hospital Bulletins The condition of Mrs. Catherine Kane, 77, of 243 North Main sereet is reported aia "poor" today at St. Mary's hospital. Hter name has been on the danger list there since she was admitted 1 after being J struck by a car Monday nig-ht. Boys Wanted, Cub Scouts Leader Says Krampetz Issues Invitations To Boys, Parents In a statement today inviting lai-ger participation in the local cub pack activities, Albert Krampetz, 62 Auburn street, Cubmaster of Pack 10 told parents of boys between the ages of 8-11: * "Please send your boys to us— we welcome them." Mr. Krampetz said he was anxious to "bring to the attention of parents who have boys of Cubbing age, the great need of finding healthy and educational outlets for the abundance of energy which boys between the ages of 8-11 have stored up." "We have planned programs for (Continued on Page Six) Ambulance Fund Campaign Canvass Starting Today Beacon Falls Correspondent's Phone 6713 Volunteerw -workers are making a town-wide canvass for funds for, the new community ambulance to^ day. They will continue the drive tomorrow and further donations will be accepted during the week. Each of the [Solicitors has a supply of printed cards listing Beacon Folia emergency telephone numbers which is to be signed" as a receipt for donations given. The committee in charge is hopeful of collecting at least $1,000 to cover costs of converting the ambulance and maintaining it for the 'balance of the year. Any amount greater than this will be placed in a special ambulance fund. Five organizations arc represented in the canvass today and tomorrow. Those groups and the sections of town they are covering are as follows: Rock Rimmon Orange, west side; White Eagles Club, Germantown and Railroad avenue; Cor.-..-.-.unity. Club, Cotton Hollow, Main street and the east side of Pinesbridge; Post 25, American Legion, the Hill section and the Beacon Hose Co., 1 Bronson- town and Four izr/e Square. Mrs. RalLc|h Tucker is general chairman of the drive. Also represented on the g-eneral committee is the board of selectmen. Envoy To Denmark New United States Ambassador to Denmark, Mrs. Eugenie Anderson, and her husband, John, are shown on their arrival at the Washington National Airport from Red Wing, Minn. Mrs. An- 'derson will be the first woman ever to serve In the U. S. diplomatic service with the rank of full ambassador. (International) Labor Relations Board Bawls Out Printers Union (By United Press) The National Labor Relations board bawled out the Printers Union last night, and warned it to -watch its step in the future. The board charges that the A. F. of L. Typographical union violated the Taft-Hartley law...tried to force a closed shop down the throat of the newspaper industry: The board saya the printers tried to evade the Taft-Hartley to "deliberately frustrate the bargaining process." The printers,were ordered to stop these tactics. The ruling is the first to spell out the full effect of the labor law in the newspaper^ industry. The union has not 'decided whether to appeal the board's find- inds to the United States circuit court of appeals. YOU SHOULD KNOW NOT QUITTING Waishington—Navy Secretary Francis Matthews says he has no intention of quitting his -post because some members of Congress are angry at the ouster of Admiral Lojiis Denfeld. Matthews put Denfeld out as chief of Navy cxporaltions. And the Navy secretary, says Denfeld wasn't ousted because of testimony given by him in the unification fighi. At Scene In Six, Minutes, Report Shows Gormley Says No Complaint Made, Records Are Open; Carter Says Time Taken For Trip Not Unreasonable Police today angrily denied published reports in an out-of-town newspaper yesterday that 25 minutes were required for the community ambulance to reach the scene of an accident less than a. mile from headquarters Monday night. To support their statements, police offered their daily report of department activities. Police and hospital reports show that 25 minutes passed from the tinie the ambulance was summoned until the woman was admitted at the hospital. The account in the out-of-town paper related that Mrs. Catherine Kane, 77, of 243 North Main street lay painfully injured for a minimum of 25 minutes before the ambulance arrived. Reports of four police ofifcers handling the case were as follows: Sgt. Raymond Carlson received the call for the ambulance at 11:45 o'clock, as Lieut. Richard Ostrom arrived at headquarters for work Lieut. Ostrom flashed the green light and buzzer, emergency signals to patrolmen and cars. Patrolman Henry Ploski on duty tV 3 ^" *r nd Ma P' e stre « ts told t«« NEWS—"I was in the booth when the call came. As I stepped from the booth I signalled a passing car and hopped a ride to headquarters It took me less than a minute 10' report at headquarters." Patrolman; Michael Sharon on motor patrol duty at Rubber 'avenue when the call flashed said "I saw the light flash and headed'for the station. It took about two :nin- utes to get there from the avenue Ploski was waiting for me at headquarters and without stopping for more than seconds we ran to ihe garage and got the ambulance " Six Minutes Both officers claim that about five minutes, and not more than six minutes elapsed from the time the call came into headquarters until they were at the scene. ••Somebody dreamed up that other story • they i;aid. Lieut. Ostorm gave the ambulance keys to the men and told them a woman had been struck by a ear at Main and Linden streets. Only a few seconds were required to give »hc officers the information, he S&lu. The report at St. Mary's hospital shows that Mrs. Kane was admitted at the hospital at 12:10 o'clock, (Continued on Page Six) Mrs. Thelma Andersen, Red Cross Executive Secretary The thoughts of a errandmothpr — *r The thoughts of a grandmother embarking upon a new career,' might have startling affects upon some people, but You Should Know Mrs. Charles R. Andersen, newly appointed executive secretary of the Naugatuck Chapter, American Red Cross, and realize why the fact is not overwhelming. Although there are no statistics upon which to base the matter, undoubtedly Mrs. Andersen is one of the youngest grandmothers in the borough, and actually becoming a career woman is not too novel to her. Because of her having raised a family and gone to business, the two alone are sufficient qualifications for her most' recent undertaking. The position of executive secretary of the local Red Cross Chapter calls for business experience as well as being a humanitarian. New York Native Mrs. Andersen, the former Thelma Smith, was born in New York city. Her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Neugebauer, now resides in Floral Park, Long Island, N. Y. Thelma had the usual schooling, and upon graduation from high school attended Packard's Business College in New York. * After Packard's, she became a private secretary and was in —Hartley's in Waterlmry makes shop. lilns easy. Call 3-41»l and Mr. Holmns will nrninGrp lor car service Iroin your home lo the store and buck.—Adv. MRS. THELMA ANDERSEN, charge of an insurance and real estate office. She held this job for two years before her marriage to Mr. Andersen Nov. 8, 1923. Her husband, a native of Chicago, 111., had come to the borough about 1915 with his parents. The couple are parents of three daughters, who are now Mrs. Patricia Hess, Mrs. Barbara Henry and Mrs. Thelma Kaufman, all of Naugatuck. Their^grandchildren are Newman Warren Hess, 3d, and Joann Henry The Fairview ' avenue resident maintains (that for many years after her marriage, her time was devoted primarily to bringing up her children and doing the usual things young matrons undertake. She joined several oranizations socialized and did volunteer work for the Red Cross chapter amonir other things. With this seemingly routine existence, she actually was developing a character, which stands her in good stead for the responsible position she now holds. Join* Red Cross Her first major volunteer job in Red Cross was in 1928, when she was chairman of the clothing and relief committee. During the '30's she was at one lime chairman of the residential roll call, and she also spent much time rolling bandages. She continued the volunteer chores, and in January. 1947, began part-time work at the chapter house assisting with the annual financial campaign. She did similar work in 1948, and again took part in this year's drive, following which she continued her work as administrative assistant, until her 'Continued on Page Three) —Take no chances on sadden winter •weather. Let Krlrkson Motorf. 18» Bubber Are., winterize your car now. —Adv.

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