Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 1, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, November 1, 1949
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Today's Chuckle Thing* look bad For Solomon Squid; Her name wa* Sue And Sue she did. —M» K l-Elo News. VOL. LXIV, NO. 256 Bath; "Dedicated To Community Public Service" ESTABLISHED 1885 WEATHER Cloudy this afternoon, tonight nnd tomorrow. Colder this afternoon. Little change in temperature tonight and tomorrow. Some rain late tonight and tomorrow. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 52; 3 a. m., 48; 6 a. m., 44; 9 a. m., 45; noon, 51. Beacon Falls Republicans Favor Sherry For Sheriff t _ _ _1 _ 1 -.r-fc rw* TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United. Presa 8 PACKS PRICE FIVE CENTS Indorsed By Town __ _ Committee; Swan Halmwaan Named Chairman UallUWCClI Observance Named Chairman Beacon Falls (Correspondent's Phone 6713) Russell Sherry, Main street, has been indorsed by the Beacon Falls Kfpublican Town Committee for the post of deputy sheriff lo succeed the late Sherman Stocker it •"•at announced today by Wilfred A. Swan, recently elected chairman of the committee. Mr. Sherry was elected constable in the town elections held last month. Recommendation of his apr-ointment has been sent to state GOP officials. Mr. Swan was elected committee chairman last week, succeeding Ralph Tucker. Mrs. Anne Karaban was elected vice-chairman and Fred Morgan was elected secretary. Charles Mitchell was reelected treasurer. Last month Mr. Swan was elected third selectman of the town. The new committee officers will serve two year terms as do most town officials under the new law. Tonight at 8 o'clock the Democratic Town Committee will meet in the Town Hall to elect new officers and discuss plans for the coming year. Chairman Walter Muroff wil! preside. Halloween Party About 300 children marched in the annual Halloween parade last night and took part in the costume contest and program at the Community Club hall. The affair way sponsored by the Community Club the Beacon Hose Co. and Post 25 American Legion. Marchers assembled at four points of the town and marched to the club where ice cream, soda peanuts, candy and fruit were ?iv- en each child. Movies were shown by Mrs. John Donahue. Costumes were judged for the funniest and best dressed in the parade. Winners in the funniest class were Francis Griffin. Leonard Zollo, Marilyn Daunis and Judy Kklund. Winners In the best dressed class were Mary Le? Swierzewski, Doris Wood, Micbae' Matthews and Albert Gaudet. General arrangement* were in charge of Michael Karinski. Prosecutor John Sullma reported today that no complaints of vandalism were received by uolice and no arrests were made. The entir.' constabulary •was on duty, patrolling various sections of the town Birthday Guest Walter Dinkowski, Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dinkowski Cooke lane, was honored recently at a party in celebration of hi." seventh birthday. The party was hig-hliehted by a large circus birthday cake. Attendine were Louis Esposito Donald Contaldi, Gerald Smith Edward Suvoski. Hallic Eklunl Catherine and Frances Gerald! Eva and Lillian Vinsavasre, Pa» Pettepas and Susan Suvoski Games were played and refreshments were served. Community Club President Wilfred Swan announced today that the regular monthly meeting of the Beacon Falls Community Club will be held tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in the club. He said that with the club nearly completed, attention will be given to the planning of a program for the coming year. Cards have been mailed to all members and others interested are invited to attend. Firehonae Apron Workmen have completed work of laying a concrete apron in front of one-half of the fire bouse and the second half is expected to be poured tomorrow. The apron, or driveway, fans out from the fire house entrance to the new superhighway. In case of fire, trucks will use the unfinished side until the new concrete is set. Fire and town officials report they are pleased with a decision made last (Continued on Page Eight) Hospital Bulletins Harry Bergen, 180 Curtiss street is a surgical patient at St. MaJ-y's Hospital. Mrs. Thomas Hunt, 370 Rubber avenue, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. The name of Mrs. Catherine Kane, 77. of 243 North Main' street, hurt when hit by a car near her home Oct. 28. has been removed from the danger list at St. Mary's Hospital. Her condition is listed as "fair." The condition of Mrs. Matilda Carlsten, 74, of 161 Park avenue, is reported as "fair" at Waterbury Hospital where she is being treated for fractures of both wrists and a possible back injury. She fell down stairs at her home early yesterday 'morning. Mrs. Adam Mengacci, 7 Cotton Hollow, has returned to her home from Waterbury Hospital where she was a medical patient. "Bin" Oldahownkl at the City * Storr lor all your llnnor «!•. Call 4«t« l»r quick .K-liTfry.- AdT. Is Orderly Legion, Millvillc Contests Attract More Than 300 The costumes, contests, parades and pranks are gone until next Halloween and the gaiety of yes-' terday's celebration has ended with the return of most borough rhil- 3ren to their school books. Although hundreds of children were on _the streets last night making their spooky and numerous visits. Police Chief John J. Gormley reported today that there were no accidents and vandalism was no worse than in past years. Police were on the alert all night and made several investigations of minor vandalism, with no arrests made, the chief said. Fire Chief John J. Sheridan reported that no false alarms were sounded during the Halloween season, to make the holiday a bit unusual. Bell Tolled Millville residents report finding desks of the old Millville School set up on the school grounds this morning. During the night the bel! of the old school was heard tolling to add an eerie note to the countryside. Most borough children kept out of mischief by taking part in the narade and contest of Post 17 American Legion, or the contest sponsored by the Millvihc Library Association at the library. More than 200 children attended" the Legion affair and about 100 were reported at the Millville library. Winners of the Legion contest are listed under a photo of first orize winners on Page 1 of today's NEWS, Judges were Mrs. Mary Penrose. Naugatuck Hie-h School art instructor: Miss Lillian Gar- TOnia, president of the auxiliary nf Montanari-Rado Post; Miss Dorothy Broder, president of the Le- -rion auxiliary and William Davison and Charles F. Daly of the post. The children, in costume, paraded up Church street to the Tut tie Lawn for the contest. There they were given candy and Ice cream. Austin Phillips and his Field Music Band provided music for the •>3rade. In the Millville contests, Josephine Siwanowicz won the prize 'or the prettiest costume and Connie Wilkas the funniest in the larger children's class. Diane Carey won first place for the prettiest costume and Russell Andrews the funniest in the smaller children's class. Refreshments were served fo all the children and there was dancing and a program of entertainment. Motion Pictures On Safe Driving Will Be Shown Tonight Two new movies on the subject ->1 safe driving will be shown this evening at 7:15 o'clock in Room 33 )f the High School at the driver instruction class of the Adult Education program, it was announced oday by Edwin C. Miller, instructor. "Wheel Sense," prepared at Greenwich High School and "X Marks The Spot," prepared by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Department, will be shown. All members of the current class, and those of pre- ;ious classes, as well as others interested, are invited to attend, Mr. Miller said. Young Life-Termer Fatally Injured In Prison Fall (By United Press) A 30-foot fall from a fourth-tier iell gallery at the State prison in Wethersfield has been fatal for a 22-year-old lifer. Joseph W. Therrien was convicted of murder, but was described as a good inmate and good worker. Warden Ralph H. Walker said Therrien fainted outside his cell, slipped under a gallery railing and "ell to his death. According to the warden, the prisoner had been given medication for an illness and told to return to his cell. SCHOOLS CLOSED St. Francis' and St. Hedwig's parochial schools are closed today in observance of All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation. The schools will resume regular schedules tomorrow. Around The World In Brief (By United Press) 23 DEAD Washington—At least 23) persons were killed in the crash of an Eastern Air Lines passenger plane and a twin- engine fighter plane near National Airport in Washington today. The airliner was carrying a total of 53 persons. Included among; the passengers of the airliner—a DC-4 —was Republican Representative George 1 Bates of Salem, Mass. oOo- MAY FOLLOW SUIT Cleveland—Pour more major steel firms may follow the Bethlehem company shortly in agreeing- lo a $100 a month pension plan to end the strike by their CIO steelworkers. Aides to CIO President Philip Murray expect settlements before tomorrow with Republic, Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Jones and Laughlin and Allegheny-Ludlum which was struck only today. ——oOo STUDY FORMULA New York—Officials of the giant United States Steel Company are studying- the Bethlehem formula for ending the steel strike. It has invited the steelworkers to resume negotiations. But CIO steelworkers officials report they will go back Into contract talks with,U. S. Steel only If the firm assures them in advance It is ready to give In on the free pension plan. TJ-E-W OUST15K Cleveland—The big United Electrical Workers union has clinched its own ouster from the C-I-O ahead of schedule. The Communist-led union, which was to be swept out by tomorrow anyway, announced it will not pay membership taxes to the national group until the C-I-O again is what tho U-E-W calls a "free, democratic industrial union." oOo- EXPLOSION, FIRE Washington—A generator explosion in a government building in Washington has collapsed part of a roof and a wall and injured a number of persons in the fire which followed. Firemen are digging through the debris for several persons said to be trapped by the blast. The explosion took place on the eighth floor of the Federal Communications-Post Office building-. AMENDMENT Cleveland—The national CIO convention is expected to vote today to amend its constitution to make it Impossible for left- wingers to hold positions of power. Only the left-wingers themselves are opposing; the move. five Men Arrested For Fishing In Prospect Reservoir Five men were arrested by Deputy Sheriff George A. Brown, of Prospect, Sunday, for trespassing and fishing in the Prospect Reservoir. The reservoir is owned by the Naugatuck Water Co. and supplies water to residents of the borough. The five were ordered to appear in Prospecil Town CJourt for a hearing bv Judge Elmer Erickson, next Monday, Nov. 7. 'They are: Gilbert N. Sweeney, 428 Ann street, Hartford: James C. Kniss, 10 Dean drive, East Hartford; Victor Dilanchono, Middlebury, RFD No. 3; Louis Dilan- chono, Lilac avenue, Oakville; and John Sweeney, 122 Berkeley avenue, Waterbury. APPOINTED Hartford. Nov. 1—(UP)—Governor Bowles this noon appointed Thomas Edmund Shackley of Stonington as unemployment compensation commissioner for the Second Congressional district. Shagley will replace Ernest B. Partridge, and will receive $5,000 a year. Deaths BLOMQUIST—.John, 85, Stamford formerly of Naugntuck, in Stamford, Oct. 31, 1949. Funeral Thursday aflernoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial in Grove Cemetery. Friends may -call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 o'clock. Study Sit 35-Unit Project Winners Of Legion Halloween Contest Fourteen leading prize-winners, selected from some 200 contestants ln*the annual children's Halloween parade and contesor NOBLE was the most unusual. Estimate $-10 Acres Are Required Inspection Trip Made Today By Board Members; Final Study Of Applications For Naugawam Village Now Under Way Members of the Naugatuck Housing Authority today undertook a survey of land available for a new project of about 35 homes to be built here with J410.000 allocated by the State Housing Authority. The survey was outlined at a The board also last night started the final task of screening 199 applications for rents <n the <0-unit project now under construction Bt Naugawam Village, off Rubber av»- nue. Between eight and ten acres of land will be required for the new project and the ske must be selected by December 1, according to the terms set down by the State Authority. The local authority made an inspection trip today to study and terrains of t Men's Chorus Names Weyh Secretary To Take Part In Convention At Waterbury Carl Weyh was elected secretary of the Naugatuck Men's Chorus last night at a regular rehearsal held in the Y. M. C. A., succeeding Clarence V. OMeara, who recently moved to Williamsport, Pa. Named to t4ie executive committee by C. J. Waskowicz, president, were Richard Reynolds and James Thompson. The chorus will participate in the district convention of the Male' Choruses of America to be held Nov. 12 in the Wilby High school, Waterbury. The iestival will -ire- sent choruses from four states,-and will mark the 25th anniversary of the Mendelssohn Male Chorus of Waterbury. It is expected the local executive committee will be notified within a few days as to whether or" not Jane Wilson, who appears with the Fred Waring orchestra, will be guest soloist with the chorus at its Dec. 2 concert. Routine Meeting Of Borough Board Scheduled Tonight A routine business meeting of the Board of Warden and Burgesses will be hold tonight in the Town Hall court room at 8 o'clock. Warden Harry L. Carter will preside at the session during: which it is expeced fire hydrants will be ordered jinstallcd near the new Meadowbrook and Cross Street schools, now under consl ruction. Several now street lights also are expected to be ordered installed. The warden anticipates a meeting consisting of routine business, and it IK expected to be brief and without controversial matters being discussed. Gold Star Post Meeting Tonight Commander Frank Zdrowski announces that Gold Star Post. Catholic War Veterans will meet to- niffht at 8 o'clock in the post rooms on Prospect street . Further plans will be made for the Mrliltary Ball to be held Thanksgiving Eve. Stanley Oldakowgki, Casimer Po- sila and Commander Zdrowski attended a state meeting Sunday in New Haven. Girl Scouts In Plea For Leaders Boy Unhurt In Collision —Iliullpy s in Wiitrrlinry mukps Khon. pine fasy. Call :|.41»1 anil Mr. llolnirh ivill iirrnnici- liir car service lr,mi your homo (d iiio store and hack.—Adv. Four Troops' Not Meeting; Ten Volunteers Sought Four Girl Scout troops in Naugatuck have been unable to meet this fall due to lack of leaders, according to Mrs. Philip E. Rice, chairman of the Naugatuck, district Girl Scout committee. Since last year there has been a large turnover of leaders for various reasons. Ten local women have become new leaders this year and at least ten more are needed. Co-leaders are required for St. Mary's Brownie troop and Hop Brook's Intermediate troop. Three Intermediate troops, St. Mary's, Beacon Valley Grange and Immanuel Lutheran chrtirch, and the senior troop -have no leaders. Approximately 80 girls between the ages of seven and 18 years are missing Scouting, although ' about "00 girls are meeting with 18 leaders each week in 10 Brownie and Girl Scout troops. Mrs. Rice says that already the Brownie population is made up of the nation's war babies, and for these girls Scouting should be available until they are 18 years old. For the next 15 years there will be need for leaders, and Naugatuck's problem is the nation's problem. • The chairman states that if Scout- •ng is to meet the challenge the ifirls offer, it is up to the parents, relatives and friends of the girls co be willing to learn to be a Girl Scout leader. Training is provided for new leaders and advanced '.raining for experienced lea,ders. Women over 21 years of age, who are interested in working with girls for several hours a week are requested to telephone Mrs Rice 7376. New leaders this year are Mrs Robert Pritt, Mrs. Warren Doo- Uttle, Mrs. Harold Free, Mrs. Seth Booth, Mrs. Anthony Swiderski Mrs. Paul Eason, Mrs. Frank Schlier, Mrs. Robert Foltz,. Mrs. Donald Fowler and Mrs. Wallace Johnson. Leaders, who were active last year and are continuing leadership this year, are Mrs. Arnold Lundin Mrs. Thomas Smegclski, Mrs' George A. Schlosser, Mrs. Frank Sabia, Mrs. James Fox, Mrs. William Dickinson, Mrs. Fremont W Tolles and Mrs. John F. McGroary] Woman Struck By Car, Escapes Injury Catherine Conlon, 234 High street, escaped injury when she was struck by a car at Main and Maple streets at 11:40 o'clock today, Police Chief John J. Gormley reports. The chief said the driver of the car was George Goodwin, South- ing-ton, athletic coach at Naug-atuck High school. Mrs. Conlon was taken to the office of Dr. Walter Reilly. by Patrolman James Fentnn. No arrest was made. JohnBlomquist,85, I Retired Chemical Co. Employe Succumbs | John Blomquist, .85, a Naugatuck resident for 50 years, died yesterday at the home of Mis daughter. Mrs. William Black, of Stamford, with whom he had been making his home. Mr. Blomquist died suddenly of natural causes. t A native of Sweden, he was born May 21, 1864. He came to this country 65 years ago and settled in Naugatuck 15 years later. He was employed at the Naugatuck Chemical Co. as a foreman until his retirement 20 years ago. Mr. Blomquist was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church; a 50-year member of Centennial Lodge, Odd Fellows, and Shepherd Lodge, Masons, and Allerton Chapter. Royal Arch Masons. In addition to Mrs. Black, he is survived by another daughter, Mias Ebba C. Blomquist, Boston, Mass.; two sons, Oscar G. of Naugatuck and John F. Blomquist, Chicago, 111.; and two grandchildren. Funeral' services will (be iheld Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, with the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst, rector of St. Michael's Church officiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 5 and from 7 to 9 o'clock. Mr. Blomquist at the time of his death was the oldest man on the pension rolls .of the Naugatuck Chemical- Division. At (he time of hij retirement in 1930 he had served 36 years at the Naugatuck rubber reclaiming plant. After coming to this country from Sweden as a young man he spent five years in the repair shops of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Tacoma, Wash. In 1894 he moved to Nausratuck and helped with the construction of the rubber reclaiming plant. For several years he had charge of trucking and the receiving of scrap rubber which, at that time, mainly consisted of old footwear and cutting room scrap from the Goodyear. India TUibher Glove and Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Companies in NaiiRaluck. He was one of the few men who were present at the time of the great fire in February. 1898. which completely destroyed the reclaiming factory, and he played an imnorlant part in helping to rebuild the plant and to install new machinery after the fire. • He literally grew up with the rubber reclaiming business in this town and personally followed all the ma,nv changes in the orocesses 'or making regenerated rubber that occurred through those years. (Continued on Page Eight) With Truck Robert Ward, 10, On Bicycle, Hit On Church Street Robert Ward, about 10, of 10 Cocn street, escaped injury this morning when the bicycle he was riding and a light truck operated by John Malik, Radnor avenue, collided on Church street, near the intersection of Park place. Police Chief John J. Gormley said the accident was reported at headquarters by Mr. Malik. The chief said the boy escaped "without a scratch." He is the son of Mrs. Marg-aret A. Ward. 10 Coen street. No arrest was made according to Chief Gormley. Carter Wants Report On Broken Flag Pole Investigation into the cause of the Town Hall flag pole breaking off at its base yesterday will be made this afternoon bv George Demers of Bridge street, local roofer, who erected the pole. Warden Harry L. Carter directed Superintendent of Public Welfare J. Rudolph Anderson, who is in charge of the building, to order Mr. Demers to investigate the pole incident. The flag pole, which extends over Church street in front of the Town Hall building, fractured at its base and dropped to the sidewalk. Cause was believed to be the weight of the flag, which was larger than thai, previously flown from the new pole. Bowles Proposes Hydro-Electricity Hartford, Nov. 1—(UP)—A Connecticut River Authority to produce cheap electric power for the state and all New England has been proposed by Governor Bowles In his weekly radio fireside chat, the governor said that such a project would mean lower electric rates He also believes it would induce more manufacturers to settle in the area. DAVForget-Me-Not Sale Opens Tomorrow The annual sale of forget-me-not= in Naugatuck will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans starting Thursday and continuing to Nov. 11, Adjutant John Empoliti announced Girls of Naugatuck High School have been asked to assist in the sr.Ie of the flowers. sking t ahUth x Hty has con sidere.l f £ bor ° u *rh for additional and for the new project. The Nau- awam Village land was given bv .he borough in the interest of keep- mg the rental costs down to a minimum. Members of the authority who 'ill start the survey of sites today nclude George B. Lewis, Sherman Buell and Joseph P. Donahue Chairman T. Rex Behrman is attending U. S. Rubber Co.-union ".onferences in New York and Vice- Chairman qeorge Froehlich is in Cleveland at the CIO convention. "We have several sites in mind JUt are not certain/ that they will be adequate," a member of the authority said today. "We wan to look over everything available, keeping uppermost in mind the price and proximity to. utilities, sewer, schools and Dther conveniences." Meanwhile, work is progressing on the 40 units at Naugawam. with 15 expected to be ready/for occupancy by January. Footings were to be poured today for the new bridge, allowing access to the "Village" from Rubber avenue, crossing Long Meadow Brook. 29 Built Twenty-nine houses are up. with work going forward on sewer pipes. Water mains are expected to be set in place this week or next. The sewer work is practically complete. The new allotment of $410.000 makes a total of $902,000 granted the Naugatuck Housing Authority by the state for the construction of 75 moderate rental houses in Naugatuck. Total applications on file with the authority is now 199. The authority will meet again tonight to discuss the comparative urgencies of the applicants, with the intent of setting up immediately a priority list to be followed in the granting of leases to tenants. Those not given rents in Nauga- wam will be considered for the new project. Vehicular Tunnel Through West Rock Opened By Bowles Page One—7—Vehicular Tunnel New Haven, Nov. 1—CUP)—The state's first vehicular tunnel— which cost two million dollars and the life of one workman—wa? opened today. Seven and one-half miles of highway—including 1.200 7 foot twin-bore tunnel—were dedicated by state officials. This completes the last link of the four-lane express system from New York city to Vernon. 12 miles from the Masachusetts line. The 18-foot-high tubes through solid rock enable motorists to avoid New Haven's crowded streets and traffic lights. In effect, the tunnel brings New York and Boston 20 minutes closer together. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting- ceremony, Governor Bowles remarked that the "opening of this t.unnel marks completion of the most important highway project in the history of the state." The governor added that the parkway "now takes it place as one of the finest and most scenic in the country." —Tnsorp your child's health thin wta- wr. Cnll S»u(t. S04S today lop Gr«l Oak Farm pastneriitd milk.—AdT

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