Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 2, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, November 2, 1949
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Today's Chuckle On rlothf* I srx^nd my Icgul tt-ndcr, H.-<;iux- thi* truth I've found: A dress <-an make a^ clrl look slender And a hundred m«-n look 'round. itgatttrk Batly 'Dedicated To Community Public Service'* VOL. LXIV, NO. 257 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1949 WKAT1IEK Sunny and relatively mild this afternoon. Kulr with little change in temperature tonight. Tomorrow, becoming mostly Hunny. rather windy and ;i little cooler. Connld- cruly colder Thursday nlxht. The low tonlKht between 40 and 45 degrees. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, -15;iS a. m., 44; 6 a. m., 43; 9 a. m., 49; noon, 62. Leased Wire Service of the United Press 8 PAGES PRICE "FIVE CENTS Gormley Makes Nine Major Traffic Recommendations Wreckage Of Airliner After Collision The broken hulk of en Eastern Airlines DC-4 transport lies on the bank of the Potomac River after collision with a P-38. fighter plane, piloted by a Bolivian airman, over Washington's National Airport. Wreckage was scattered over a wide area. Toll Of Capital Air Tragedy Firemen Ask Opinion On Ordinance Stunned onlookers view bodies of victims of the collision of an Eastern Airlines transport and a F-38 fighter plane over Washington Airport. The DC-4 airliner carried 55 persons, all of whom were reported dead. The one survivor was Identified as Rios Bridoux, Bolivian pilot of the P-38, who was flying the craft back to his native country. (Int.) Beacon Falls Democrats Plan Victory Celebration iMuroff Reelected Town Chairman For Two Years Beacon Falls tribution to the community ambulance fund. Correspondent's Phone 6743 Plans for a victory banqueti were made by Beacon Falls Democrats at last night's meeting of the Democratic Town Committee in the town hall, it was announced today by Walter Muroff. chairman. Rep. Clara O'Shea was named chairman of the arrangements committee. She will be assisted by Raymond Jones. Joseph P.ebensky, Francis X. Doiron, Mrs. Mae Kaiser and Mrs. Frank Wynne and other members of the town com- :nittee. The affair is to be held Nov. 26 at the White Eagle Hal!. Dinner will be served at 8 o'clock, with dancing to follow from 9 to 1 o'clock. The banquet will be in observance of the party's victory in the town elections Oct. 3. at which time First Selectman Frank Semplenski and other major office holders of the party were reelected to office :"or two years terms. The committee last night unanimously voted for the reelection of Walter Muroff as chairman. Also reelected by a unanimous vote were Mrs. O'Shea as vice-chairman and Miss Mary %Vorreli as secretary- treasurer. They will serve for two year terms, as do town officers. The committee also voted a con- Hosehouse Ramp The second half of the firehouse ramp was poured by workmen today. The ramp extends from the firehouse entrance to the new highway. The second section of the ramp is expected to be set by this weekend. Fence Posts State officials report that a new type highway fence post of steel construction, never used before in Connecticut, will be installed soon along Ihe reconstructed Route I'. Because of the approach of winter, It is expected that the fence will be erected only in more dangerous sections of the highway, with the rest to be completed in the spring. Officials report that 7,000 of the new posts are now on hand, but further deliveries are being delayed j by the steel strike. In connection with the highway work, employes of the D. V. Frione Construction Co., builders, are grading .the -island bet-ween cast :ind west lanes J nd grass is expected to be sown before winter. Outside District Resident Is Ban To Membership A conflict between a borough ordinance governing the fire department, anu rules and regulations of thn Naugatuck Hose, Hook and T.-addor Co., was cause for a special meeting being held lust r.igbt by the Board of Warden ami Burgesses and officers of the volunteer fire company. The session was held in the office of Warden Harry L. Carter following the regular November session of the borough board In the Town Hall court room. The discussion was relative to whether or not a volunteer fireman must give up membership if he takes up residence in the outside district or District No. 1. According to the rules of the fire company a volunteer may have continued membership regardless of his place of residence in the borough. The second paragraph in clause two of Section 12 of an ordinance relating to the fire department reads as follows, "Upon the removal of any active member of any fire comoany outside of District No. 2 of the borough, such active membership in the company shall cease and his name be dropped from the active membership roll." One member of the regular paid department resides in the outside district. , Borough Atty. Joseph E. Talbot today said that the ordinance "supercedes" the rules and regulations of the Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. Wardwi Carter said two or three members of the volunteer company have moved from the inside to the outside district, and according to the ordinance must be. dropped from the active membership roll of the company. The warden said that a couple of other matters were mentioned with the volunteers told that the fire committee of the borough board -will meet with them at some near future date to "discuss anything they want to talk about." He did not say what the othel matters were. —See "Bill" Oldakowski at the City Package Stor«- fur ah jour litfiinr n?*il!i. C'all 4S92 lor iiuii-k delivery.— AJr. Ambulance Meeting The Louis Buckmiller Memorial ambulance fund committee meets tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in the town hall to report on donations received to date for the equipping of the vehicle. The board of selectmen have compiled a list of necessary equipment needed and will report at the meeting. Contribu- (Continued on Page Eight) Hospital Bulletins Judith Callahan, 10, daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Callahan 110 Quinn street, is a medical pa tient at St. Mary's Hospital. Eleanor Stirasky, 15, daughter o Mr. and Mrs. John Stirasky, 51 Spring street, is a medical patien at St. Mary's Hospital. No change in the condition o Mrs. Catherine Kane, 77, 243 North Main street, is reported at St Mary's Hospital, where she is be ing: treated for injuries sustained when struck by a car Oct. 24 nea her home. Slight improvement is reported in the condition of Mrs. Matilda Carl sten, 74, of 161 Park avenue, whc was injured in a fall at her horn Monday. She is in Waterbury Hos Jiital. Around The World In Brief (By United Press) STEEI. AGREEMENT Cleveland—CIO officials predict that the Steelworkers Union will reach agreement today with the Jones and Laughlln Co. The union expects that all steel companies will fall in line with the Bethlehem pension formula within 10 days. A union spokesman says talks will begin at any moment with Republic — the country's third largest producer. CIO DISCIPLINE Cleveland—The CIO national convention at Cleveland is all set today to kick out two big left- wing unions and to discipline 10 others. Against only^token oppo- sion, the solid anti-Communist majority will give the gate to the United Electrical Workers and the Farm Equipment Workers union. INDEX CHECKED New York—The Dun and Bradstreet wholesale food index has checked Its sharp advance. The index shows a three-cent drop that wiped out part of last week's 14-cent rise, which was the largest in more than a year. BANK BOBBERY Falls Church, Va.—Two men carrying automatic pistols held up a branch of the Falls Church, Va., bank today and escaped with about $14,000. The men fled in an automobile toward Washington, seven miles to the east. Police have set up roadblocks. INVESTIGATE CRASH Washington — The Civil Aeronautics board says it will start an Investigation as soon as possible Into the collision between an Eastern Airlines transport and a fighter plane, which took 56 lives. Investigators believe they will be able to question the only survivor, Bolivian Fighter pilot Eric Bios Bridoux, In a day or so. oOo FIND 46 BODIES Washington — Searchers have recovered 46 bodies from the wrecked airliner which fell' in the Potomac river near the National Airport. Still missing are nine, and possibly ten. victims of the worst commercial air disaster in history. Thirty-seven victims have now been identified. CIVILIAN DEFENSE ASKED Buffalo — The government has asked states and local communities to start planning civil defense without waiting for federal prodding. The proposal was made In a statement from Civil Defense officials to the fire marshals' meeting In Buffalo. MEET WITH DENFELD Washington — Navy Secretary Matthews and the new chief of naval operations, Admiral Forrest Sherman, conferred with the ousted Admiral Denfeld, this morning. An aide to Matthews says a statement on the future of Denfeld, whom Sherman replaced, probably will be made later today. Remove Air Crash Victim From Potomac River A-rescue squad carries the body of one of the victlims from the Potomac Blver after the collision of an Eastern Airlines plane and a P-38 fighter plane over Washington's National Airport. All 55 persons aboard the airliner are reported to have died. Pllrt of the I'-38 was identified as Rlos Brldoux, Bolivian director of the CAA, who was among a group of South American fliers talcing u number of P-38 planes buck to their country. (International Souhphoto) Quartets To "Parade" Here Nov. 26 The Naugatuck Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America will Four Sergeants, Five Lieutenants For Junior Police Five lieutenants and four new sergeants were appointed at last night's meeting of the Naugatuck Junior Police Corps in the Tuttle Music Shed, it -was announced today by Chairman of Commissioners Theodore Klimaszewski. Named lieutenants -were Roger Anderson. Robert Stinson, William Johnson, Richar Laketas and Richard Tuckey. Promoted to sergeant were James, DoCarlo, Robert Packer, James Noble and Walter Siwa- nowicz. Lectures on safety were given and safety belts were issued to new members of the corps. Several members volunteered to serve at the annual children's Christmas oarty of the Naugatuck Aerie of Eagles. Little League To Name Officers The Board of Directors of the Peter J. Foley Little League will meet tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock in the Knights of Columbus rooms, in the Neary building, to nominate and elect a slate of officers for the coming year. John Delaney is chairman of a nominating committee which will submit the slate. Other members of the committee are: Jerry Stopper, Ertward McGrath. Elmer Edler, Norman Wood and Thomas J. Dillon. ARTHUR SWAN sponsor a "Parade of Quartets", Saturday evening, Nov. 26, in the Naugatuck High School auditorium, it waa announced today by President Arthur Swan. The local chapter's chorus of 35 voices will perform. Also present will be 12 outstanding quartets from the Northwestern district, which includes parts of Massachusetts and New York as well as Connecticut. The featured quartet will be the "Chord Scramblers" from Derby, 10SO Northeastern district champions. In addition, the two district runners-up, the "Chord Pickers',' of New Haven, and he "Cavaliers", of Bridgeport, will entertain. The Bridgeport quartet were district champions last year. The "Parade" will be the first sponsored by the Naugatuck Chapter and it is planned to make It an annual event. The group Is working to make it one .of the outstanding "Parades" to be held in the district. Tickets may be obtained from any member of the chapt-v. President Swan announced that a new sound shell has been constructed and will be used lor tho first time Nov. 26. Work To Start On Grand List The board of assessors completed its month loner sessions last night at 8 o'clock, with residents appearing only a few moments before the deadline to sign property lists. The assessors now will commence preparation of the 1949 Grand List which will be released next spring and it expected to show a substantial increase. —Hartleys in Wutcrhnry nmkc-K Mliiip pi III,- <msy. Call X-41SI mill Mr. llrillili' "•in nrni-vi. Inr <-nr «prvir. Ir.mi y.,u home to tlin store unit back.—Adv. Church Council Opposes Gambling Liberalization Resolution Hits Action Coming In General Assembly Opposition to the liberalization of .he present gambling statutes in Connecticut is voiced In a resolution passed last evening by the executive committee of the Naugatuck Council of Churches at a meeting leld in the Hillside Congregational :hurch. The. Rev. Theodore A. Schrader, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran :hurch and council president, today released the resolution, which is as follows: Whereas, gambling in any form is harmful to personal character and distasteful to many; And Whereas, word has come to us that a bill may be introduced liberalizing our present gambling laws; And Whereas, such liberalizing- will not only injure the moral fiber of the peoples of Connecticut but will open the door for further damaging legislation, Be it resolved, that we, the executive committee of the Naugatuck Council of Churches, go on record opposing any liberalization of the present gambling- statutes, and request that His Excellency, the Governor of the State of Connecticut refuse to admit the introduction of such a bill to the agenda of the called session of the state Legislature. Name Delegates Delegates and alternates were named to the annual meeting of the Connecticut State Council of Churches to be held Nov. 17 j n the Methodist church, Bristol Delegates are the Rev, Schrader the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst and Samuel I. Lyons; alternates, the Rev. Willard B. Soper, the Rev Matthew H. Gates and Scrjre Ne- prash. Jesse F. Davis was elected to the executive committee to represent the music department of the council. He will form his own com- miltee. The Christmas carol vesper service will be held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11, at 4 o'clock in the Congregational Church, with a combined choir to sing parts of the Messiah and carol singing by the entire congregation. The annual every member canvass will be held Nov. 13 in all local Protestant , churches, with communications to be sent by Mr. Lyons. The next meeting of the executive committee will be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, in the Salsm Lutheran Church. Reported Killed In Crash CONGRESSMAN G E O B G K BATES (above) of Massachusetts la reported to have been aboard the Eastern AlrUnes transport which collided with a P-38 fighter plane over Washington's National Airport. 'Fifty-five persons aboard the DC-4 plane were reported killed. (International Soundphoto) Deaths WOODIN—Mrs. Hannah (Ostrom) 79, of 106 Walnut street, Naugatuck. In this city Nov. 1, 1949. Funeral Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Salem Lutheran Church. Burial in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Mrs. Hannah Woodin Succumbs Suddenly; Resident 58 Years Mrs. Hannah (Ostrom) Woodin, 79, of 106 Walnut street, widow of John G. Woodin, died suddenly last night at her home. Dr. William E. Hill medical examiner, said death was due. to natural causes. A native of Sweden. Mrs. Woodin was born Oct. 1, 1870, the daughter of the late Isaac and Anna (Greta) Ostrom. She came to this country and Naugatuck In 1891 and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and the Ladles Aid Society of that church. Mrs. Woodin is survived by four sons, Roy, Eric and Milton, all of Naugatuck, and Harold of Erie, Pa.; .four .daughters, Mrs. George Anderson, Miss Ellen Woodin, Mrs. Elmer Sanford and Mrs. Norman Sears, all of Naugatuck; a brother, Helmer Ostrom, Sweden; a sister, Mrs. Alfred Lundin. Naugatuck, and seven grandchildren. Funeral /services wall be held Friday morning at Salem Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald L. Kent, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. j Friends may call at the Alderson ! Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Ail-Night Parking Ban Is Approved Effective Dec. 1 To. April 1; Other Restrictions, No Parking Areas Established; New Gates Asked For Church St Lot; Bendler, Sirica Supernumeraries Three of nine recommendation* made by Police Chief John J. Gormley regarding parking and traffic control in the borough were approved by the board of warden and burgesses last night at its regular November meeting in the town hall court room. Effective Dec. 1 to April 1 will be the all-night parking ban. All night parking was prohibited last year during the same period and proved helpful to street department crews plowing during snow storms and assisted a more even flow of traffic. The board approved a no parking restriction on the west side of Oak street from Maple to High streets, and :io parking on the no'rth Bide of Division street from 6 a. m. to 9 a. m., and four hour parking from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Prior to this time no parking has been effective only until 8 a. m. More Parking Metera Other recommendations referred to the street committee included the installation of nine parking meters on the west side of Church street north of Division street; extension of no parking on east side of Meadow street south of Park place to area now destricted. The chief requested that borough officials make an effort to have officials of the U. S. Rubber Co. place gates at the north and south ends of the Church street parking ot and eliminate the middle gate to facilitate traffic flow on Church street. A similar suggestion was made several times in past yean ay former First Ward Republican Burgess, J. Rudolph Anderson. Remove Sidewalk The police head also suggested the sidewalk on the east side of Elm street be removed in order to allow 30 cars parking facilities. He maintains the sidewalk is in poor condition and is seldom used, but some board members believe the the sidewalk is used considerably. Parking on the south side of Hillside avenue also will be checked. Second Ward Democratic Burgess William Rado requested the street committee to investigate the present bus stop on the east side of North Main street, and First Ward Democratic Burgess J. Francis Cullen asked that the committee inspect the corner of Elm street and Rubber avenue with the possibility of removing a corner to help traffic flow. New Supernumeraries Warden Harry L. Carter announced that the police department personnel was two below maximum force and that appointments would be made of two supernumerary patrolmen. At this time Third Ward Democratic Burgess Creslo Klimaszewski said, "This is a surprise to us. It's like all surprises we get at board meetings." He requested the Democratic side of the board be allowed to recess, which waa granted. Fred Bendler, City Hill court and Jerry Sirica, May street, were appointed as supernnumerary patrolmen, with the balloting being as follows: Joseph A. MIkulskig one- Walter Staskiewicz, two; Fred Bendler, four. Second vote. Jerry Sirica, five; George Zonas. two. The application of Mr Staskiewicz, 38, of 359 North Main street for appointment as a supernumerary patrolman was received by the board last night, accepted and placed on file. The board also accepted and placed on file an application for supernumerary patrolman appointment from Francis J. Hroch Jr 25 of New Haven road. Warden Carter was authorized to sign a contract with William Gniazdowski to collect garbage on the east side of ^the Naugatuck river and on the west side from Rubber avenue south to District No. 2 limits at an annual cost of $4,000 Want to Bid Under remarks Mr. Cullen stated that several residents desire to bid on the garbage collection. The warden said, "We have almost no complaints on the garbage collection and I would dislike to see the collections get back to the way they were two or three years ago." Second Ward Republican Burgess Louis DeCarlo supported the warden. The board approved sale of a (Continued on Page Eight) —Insure your eJiilrt'B health tklit wl«. u>r. Call Sang. 504* today tor Great Oak Farm paslutriked milk.—Adv.

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