Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 3, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Thursday, November 3, 1949
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Today's Chuckle tsher: "How far dawn do you want to sit, sir?" Patron: "All the way, of course." —Salute. VOL. LXIV, NO. 258 urjutudv Sally ruts THE WEATHER Increasing cloudine.s« this afternoon, continued mild. Rain to^ nig'ht, enHing by morning. Tomorrow, variable cloudiness becoming rather windy and cooler. The high near 50. "Dedicated To Conimunity Public Service" TEMPERATURE KEPOBT Midnight, 42; 3 a. m., 40; 6 a. m.. 38; 9 a, m., 49; noon, 62. ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Presa 12 PAGES PEICE FIVE CENTS Bowles Orders Special Session For Education Aid Native Named Railroad Treasurer Arthur F. Stinson Employed By "New Haven" 32 Years Arthur F. Stinson, a native of Naugatuck, has been elected treasurer of the New Haven Railroad, It was announced today by Laurence F. Whittemore, president uf the road. Mr. Stinson, an employe of the road for the past 32 years, will assume his new Juties Immediately, succeeding William R. Ben- min, who retired from active service Tuesday. The new treasurer started with the road as assistant bookkeeper for the Central New England Railway Co. in 1917. During the following years he was advanced to general bookkeeper, accountant and general accountant. In January of this year, Mr. Stinson was named assistant to the vice-president of the road. Born in Naugatuck, Mr. Btinson attended the public schools here. After leaving school he wa» employed at the G. I. R. Glove Co. office. He is married to the former Mazie Lates of Naugatuck and before making their home in West Haven some 30 years ago, resided on Gajpin street. They are the parents of a son, William, of Baltimore, Md. In making the announcement, Mr. Whittemore also stated that R- H. Breitenstein has been appointed assistant treasurer and that George A. Callahan. a former member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has ben appointed manager of protection services of the road. More Pheasants To Be Released In Borough Area A number of pheasants will be released in this area next week by the Naugatuck Fish & Game Club, Inc. it was reported last night at the regular monthly meeting of the group. Approximately 65 birds which were njared by the club have cot yet been released. It is expected that all will be liberated next •week. In addition, a number of birds will be released by the State Board of Fisheries and Game. The exact number is not known. Members of the club and all local hunters who bag birds are urged to return leg bands to club officials or directly to the State Board of Fisheries and Game. Hunters who return bands are asked to write down when and where the birds were bagged. In that way the State Board will be able -to deter^mine how far the birds traveled during the period after they were released, until shot. Vice-president Arthur Friend presided at the meeting in the absence of Dr. Joseph J. Sitar, president, who is in Maine on a hunting trip. Three Bridgeport UE Loads QnitCIO Bridgeport. Nov. 3—<UP)—Three United Electrical Workers union loeals in Bridgeport are quitting the C-I-O with its national organization. But six other U-E locals are undecided whether to take the jump. Those disaffiliating themselves with the C-I-O have about 4,400 members and include the General Electric local which has 3,000 members. The undecided locals have a combined membership of about 3,400. Hospital Bulletins Miss Betty Rixford, 24 George street, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Walter Szymanskl, 66 Prospect street, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Joseph Zadlo, 68, of the Pine Crest Convalescent Home, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. / Improvement is reported today in the condition of Mrs. Catherine Kane. 77. of 243 North Main street, a patient at St. Marv's Hospital. She was injured Oct. 24 when struck by a car near her home. W&terbury Hospital officials report improvement today in the condition of Mrs. Matilda Carlson, 74, of 161 Park avenue, who was injured Monday morning in a fall at her home. Mrs. Ellen Carpentier. 235 South Main street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Lady Luck Rides High In Borough Lady Luck is riding high in Naugatuck these days. For the third time in a period of less than 34 hours a pedestrian was struck by an auto on a borough street last evening. He es- (Continued on Page Six) Around The World In Brief (By United Press) STRIKE CONTINUES Washington—The coal strike is going through its 46th day witn ni> sign of an early general settlement. But government and industry officials expect Union Chief John L. Lewis to drive ahead for separate agreement!!, region by region, starting in Illinois. oOo PAY DEMAND Houston, "Texas—A strike of bus drivers In Houston, Texas, Is pulling a severe crimp In the tran»|>ortatlon system of the Lone Star §jtatef» largest cly. Members of he CIO Transport Workers Union cult work In a demand for more pay and thousands of commuters are walking. VOTING Cleveland—locals of the United Electrical Workers across the nation are scheduling; rank-and- fHe voting to determine whether «o stay with the left-wing union or Join a new right-wing; group. The CIO convention. • which ousted the UE, now Is turning to a campaign to have the government take over all atomic energy operations Instead of contracting work 'to private companies. • oOo RELEASE ORDER New York—The-Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the 11 top convicted American Communists to be released on bail until their appeal is fought through the courts. And the Communist-dominate Civil Rights Congress immediately put up the required $260,000. Although the government had asked for $1,000.000 ball if the 11 were to be set free, the three-man court decided on $30,000 for each of four defndants and $20,000 each for the other seven. , • OOO WANTS TO DIE Alexandria, Va. — A doctor attending Eric Rios Bridoux says the injured Bolivian pilot has been told that he killed 55 persons in the Washington air crash and that he no longer wants to live. Although -the 28-year-old pilot appeared to be recovering, the doctor says the shocking news caused a relapse which brought him near death last night. Presumably, a visitor told him the news by accident. FLASH FIRE Chicago—A flash fire raced through a crowded apartment on Chicago's South Side this morning and five persons were killed and 2S injured. Many of the building's residents were trapped In their hooms and had to leap from windows. PLAYWRIGHT ILL Marblehead, Mass.—The wife of America's greatest playwright, Eugene O'Neill, says he is so ill he may never write again. O'Neill is suffering from a palsy- like disease, and has been in enforced idleness since his play "The Iceman Cometh" was pro- .-duced in 1946. CARDINAL DIES Vatican Crty—A high official of the Catholic church, Cardinal. Marmaggi ,died in Vatican City this morning. The Vatican says the 73-year-old prelate contract-, .ed pneumonia, during, a. fight, against heart disease Promoted HERBERT BILLINGS. Naugatuck Rotary Club president, who has been named acting sales manager of the huge" Peter Paul, Inc. Sewer Forms To Be Viewed By Committee Meeting Tonight To Take Action * On Procedures Beacon Falls (Correspondent's Phone 6743) Sample copies of the sanitary sewer application forms will be studied by members of the sewer committee, at tonight's meeting at 8 o'clock in the Town" Hall. Th« form, patterned after those ysed in Naugatuck, if approved by the committee tonight, will be made available to town residents desiring to tap in to the new $35,000 trunk line sewer. After the applications are filed, sewer work may be started by a reliable concern, with inspections to be made by a delegation chosen from the sewer committee. If approved by the inspectors and the committee, the form will be filed with the town clerk and a notation wili be made in the sewer record book. On the form is printed an agreement, whereby the property owner filing the form agrees to pay costs and assume liabilities connected with his particular case. Various means for assessment of the sewer have been studied and a further study of new plans will be made at tonight's meeting. Ambulance Report A financial report of the community ambulance fund drive will be made by Mrs. Ralph Tucker, chairman, at tonight's meeting of the committee at 8 o'clock in the Town Hall. It is believed that volunteer workers will continue their canvass of the town this weekend. ROBESON ACCEPTS Bombay — Left-Wing Baritone Paul Robeson has accepted an invitation to preside over the All-India peace conference meeting in Calcutta beginning Nov. 24. The conference is sponsored by Indian Communists. CONFIDENT Cleveland—Spokesmen for striking CIO steelworkers are confident that several large independent companies will follow the Bethlo- hem formula within a few days. But the firms are not rushing the union with offers matching the Bethlehem welfare plan, which is higher than that proposed by presidential fact-findeu. H. Billings Peter Paul Sales Mgr. Flint Resigns; Billings Acting; Dalton Promoted Herbert Billings of New Haven has been appointed acting sales manager "of the Peter Paul, Inc., replacing C. H. Flint, who has resigned, the position and that of a vice-president of the company, according to an announcement today by George Shamlian, company president. Mr. Billings, who is president of the Naugatuck Rotary club, has been assistant sales manager of the firm, a post to which Edward Dalton of Waterbury has been appointed The president also announced the appointment of a sales advisory committee, which will meet once a month with the sales man- Assistant EDWARD DALTON, new ansist- ant sales manager of the Peter Paul, Inc. Entertain Guests Rep, Clara O'Shca had as her recent guests, her son, Thomas Patterson of Framingham, Mass., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lyons of that city. Mr. Patterson is recreation specialist at the Cashing Memorial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. O'Shea entertained at dinner in their honor. Guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clancey, former Mayor and Mrs. John Monaghan, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mulligan, and Mr. and Mrs. James Moran, all of Waterbury: Mr. and Mrs. James Mahan and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rupsitis of Beacon Falls. Reservations Closed • Reservations for the annual supper of the Loyal Daughters of the United Church, Saturday night in the Church Hall are closed, it was announced today, by Mrs. John Ferguson, general chairman. Supper will be served at 5 and 6:30. Booths will display fancy work, parcel post items, and other articles as in the past. Assisting Mrs. Ferguson are Mrs. Austin Ford, Mrs. Thomas Walker, Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Mrs. Philip Kepler. Miss Dorothy Titley, Mrs. Frederick Smith, Mrs. Sally Malone, Mrs. Bertram Cryder, Mrs. -Tames Shetler and Mrs. Ernest Leopard, in various capacities. Returns To Work Mrs. Norma Borgnis, Bethany road, returned to her work at the TJ. S. Rubber Co. yesterday, after being confined to her home with a broken arm since last r.ummer. Mrs. Borgnis fractured her arm a second time in September. (Continued on Page Five) —Hartley« in Woterlmry mnkus shop. IiinK misy. Call 8-4101 and Sir. Holnifs will arrange lor nur service Irom your Home to the store and back.—Adv. ager, his assistant and the president. The committee includes I. Kamber of (New York city; Al Bixby, Buffalo, N. Y.; Louis Simpson, Dallas, Texas, and Julius Dehm, Chicago and Detroit. The candy manufacturing plant plans expansion of its sales and advertising program, to use television, radio and newspapers. Mr. Shamlian states that the candy industry "has nothing to be afraid of in the nation's present economic situation." He pointed out that the Peter Paul firm has excellent distribution and that any problems are slight and "will be worked out easily once the steel and coal strikes have ended." Candy sates are experiencing a business decline at present, he said, some firms between 30 and 50 per cent, but added that the Peter Paul, Inc., "is not that badly off." Seniors Name Nine To Activities Unit Members of the Naugatuck High school senior class elected nine students to the senior activities committee today, .according to Miss Florence A. Anderson, guidance supervisor. \r,he committee assists class officers in planning: and arranging various class func^ tions. Those elected were: Janet and Kenneth Clymer, from Miss Maty Emerson's home room- Patricia Halloway and Donald Heavens. Miss Jeanette Matzkia's home room; Henry McCarthy and Barbara McKce, Miss Louise Grainger's home room; Edward White and Lucille Zuccarelli, Miss Madeline Caine'a home room; and Patricia Roy, Miss Anderson's home room. J. Roger Currier, class (president, announced that Miss Roy has been named project chi-Jrman for the class. Estonian D. P. Family Makes Home In Borough «i ? ,i ? .5?' a " d thclr elght year ° w *««»»*" ENE, are shown above as they in- their discussion of life In America to pose for the NEWS photographer. The family arrived na 8 t<,r,>f W So^° T^ thelr *"""! W ' th the *** *"* *"• D ° nal<1 I- Kent? Salem street* Mr Kent U pastor of Salem Lutheran Church. The Harms came here from Estonia under the Displaced Persons Act and sponsored by the National Lutheran Settlement Service. (Story 011 Page One) "" U.S. Chamber President Speaks Here Annual Dinner Of Naugatuck Chamber Tonight An estimated 170 persons, members and guests of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, are expected to attend the annual banquet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Elks Displaced Family Happy In Borough •W*. ft v_- JOSEPH E. TALBOT President club, Neary building Principal speaker will 'be Heiman W. Steinkraus, president of the United States Chamber of Co'trnmcrce. Other guests will include Donald Marcellus, manager of the Northeastern division of the U. S. Chamber; Bert Wel- hournc, .public affairs advisor of the Northeastern division, U. S. Chitmbci, and two representatives from the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council. Dinner music will be provided by the Naugatuck String orchestra, under the direction of David Brown. Attv. Josepli E. Talbot,;creiident of the local cha.mber will present a report on activities conducted during the past year; and those scheduled for the future. The guest speakers will be in introduced toy Lewis A. Dibble, and master of ceremonies will be William M. Chittenden. Bishop Announces Two Appointments Two appointments were announced today by Most Rev. Henry J. O'Brien, Bishop of Hartford, in the Catholic Transcript. The Rev. Joseph C. Gengras has been transferred from the Church of St, Maurice, New Britain, to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Hamden, as assistant. The Rev. Thomas E. McCarthy has been named assistant pastor of St. Luke's Church, Hartford. Squires Appoint Five Committees Five committees for the month of November were named last night at the regular weekly meeting of Msgr. Flanagan Circle, Columbian Squires, held in the Knights of Columbus rooms. They were: Chief Squire Thomas Owens, spiritual; Robert Phillips, cultural: Robert Zehndcr, physical; Edward Delaney, civic; and Donald Williams, social. A spiritual program featured the meeting. Chief Squire Owens presided and conducted the spiritual event, which consisted of a recitation of the Holy Rosary. Professor Harm Once Interned In Escape Try Naugatuck's population has been ( enlarged by three with the arrival i here of a Displaced Persons fam- | ily, originally from Estonia. I Richard and Erna Harm, and their daughter. Ene, 8, are making their home with the Rev. and Mrs. Donald L. Kent of Salem street. Mr. Kent is pastor >>t Salem Lutheran Church, which has membership in , the National Lutheran Settlement Service, sponsor of the Harm family's trip from the British Zone of Occupied Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Harm are studying English under the Naugatuck Adult Education program and Ene is a third grade student at Salem school. Ene speaks no English, although she has a scant understanding of the language, but her parents are able to converse in English with slight difficulty. Math. Prof. Mr. Harm, a former professor of mathematics in Tartu, Estonia, and his family were interned by the Germans after they attempted to escape to Sweden in 1944. During* the latter part of 1944 and 1945 he did scientific research work in mathematics at Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt (aeronautics institute) AVA, of the Royal Air Force in Goettingen, Germany. From 1946, until leaving the British Zone of Occupation in Germany, he was employed as a. scientific research worker at the Max Planch Institute for Physics in Goettingen. During the long, hard years after the ship he and his family had sailed on for Sweden was captured by the Germans, Mr, Harm lived in the hope of seeing the day the three of them could find peace and freedom. That day was realized three weeks ago as they slipped past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. They had found peace and freedom, even, before setting foot on American soil. After two weeks in whirling New York City, they came to Naugatuck and the Kent's home. They aren't sitting back to let Uncle Sam care for them. Both Mr. and Mrs. Harm have enrolled in night school courses in English. Ene has started schooling at Salem School. Mr. Harm has secured a temporary position at the Yale University Department of Mathematics which may prove the start of a new career in a new country. They are looking forward to the day they become "established" and are able to house and care for themselves. Mrs. Harm, the former Erna Trass, also a native of Estonia, holds a degree in economics and was employed as an officer in the State's Bank in .that country prior to their marriage:. Asked what they thought of the United States, the three Harms grinned broadly and Mrs. Harm said, "people are so kind, every day here is like Heaven." They see a bright future in this country and are hopeful that their knowledge, study and work will help enrich our country to partially compensate for the opportunity given them in coming here. —Insure your chilli's health this win. tor. Call Kant'. fi()4» today tor Great Ouh I'arm tiastttcrizod milk,—Adr. To Support Bowles On School Aid Statej, Representatives Ad a m Mengracci and M. Leonard "Caine, Jr., are expected to support Governor Chester A. Bowies' $25,000,000 program for state aid grants, when the matter is introduced in the special session of the General Assembly called Wednesday, Nov. 9. Mr. Mengacci is expected to reintroduce a measure requesting $150,000 in state aid in the construction of the borough's three new schools. The construction budget te $50,000 less than desired, due to an anticipated state grant failing to be made during the regular session of the Legislature. FIND CHILD Mullins, S. C.—Police have found a crippled seven-year-old girl who was kidnapped near her her home at Mullins, Yesterday. One of the two men who forced her into their car yesterday has also been picked up. Legislature Will Convene November 9 Agenda Limited To State Aid For Construction Of New Schools; Naugatuck Shows Great Interest Hartford, Nov. 3— (U P)— Governor Bowles has called a special session of the legislature Nov 9 The session will be limited to the question of state aid for education In calling the third special meeting of the legislature, Governor Bowles said he considered the state aid to school buildings an "emergency." The governor explained that school uildings throughout the state must be both modernized and expanded during the coming years if children are to get an adequate education He said it is clear that most of the towns m Connecticut are unable to meet their school building needs through their own resources Governor Bowles is hopeful that both parties will work together to solve the state aid to school building problem. Said the governor "If this question is approached by our legislators on a constructive basis I see no reason why it cannot be settled with reasonable speed" Although he has limited the special session, the governor admitted that there are other problems which equally affect other la rg e groups m the state on which legislative action should be taken The governor explained that during the regular session he made specific recommendations to the £y ""r C0verin * these various problems In each instance, he said, suitable legislation was pas»ed by the Senate but the House disagreed and no action was taken n ° r B ° Wles said he is con- something should be dono about these other problems but thS! there is no evidence of an agret- 1 the House ° r Lannon Moves Former Oxford Ration Office To Field Street James f_^innon, /at Naugatuck, has purchased the 'building which during the war housed the Oxford ration board.;pffice. The building is being moved to a site on Field street by the Greenburg" movers of Seymour. Mr. Lannon hopes to remodel and converl. the building into a residence. Mr. Lannon's bid was accepted by the town of Oxford when the building was advertised for sale. Commission Revokes, Suspends 5 Permits Hartford, Nov. S^-CU P)—The State Liquor Control Commission Has cracked down on five permit- tees. The tavern permit of Joseph Busar of Ansonliv and restaurant license of Joseph Grecoo of New Haven have been revoked. Liquor permits held by Louis Prini of Hartford. Salvatore Tomassi of Middletpwn and Edward Savageau of an American Legion club were si-spended lor a limited time. Three other cases were dismissed by the commission. He believes it would be fruitless m H Pe " " P the Session to other matters unless it becomes clear n fh 8reeraent <*" * reached the governor, "The people of Connecticut have already had more than their fill of political im passes and partisan bickering " GOP Objects Guilford, Nov. 3— (U P)_ Governor Bowies' limitation of T£ spe cml session to school aid dols not ?e approval of 1£? U S£ ^ Leader George CCon- The G-O-P chieftain says, "We definitely win take up cufer mY* Conway maintains that it's n« f tor other things which will have to be made in the future EDUCATOR'S VIEW Hartford, Nov. 3 -_(tjp< The of the State Board o- on says that unless the lee g " -« acton o aid, Connecticut's education " Bowles Co-Chairman Of FDR Day Dinners Hartford, Nov. S-^-(UP)—Gover- jior Bowles win be a national cochairman of the annual Roosevelt Day dinners next January. Others serving in that capacity will be Author Robert E. Sherwood and New York's senatorial candidate Herbert H. Lehman. The dinners will be held next January, sponsored by the Americans for Democratic Action. —See "BUI" OldnkowKkl at the City I'ackago Store for all your liquor i neocls. Cull 4892 lor quick d«liTcry.— John Lyman made the statement Brno . com , men ""e on Governor Bowi e8 oalling of a latlve^ session next Wednesday w consider the matter. Lyman pointed out thai a -recent il 8 7nL^/ he b ° ard showed "hat $181,000,000 worth of school buildings will be needed in the state during the next 10 years Added the chairman, "The board views with alarm the growing tendency of the public to accept overcrowded classrooms and the questionable practice of resorting to- double sessions. The use of unsuitable rooms and buildings— such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, basemen Is, hallways and the like _ should be discontinued at the first feasible opportunity." DIES AT 88 Port Washington. N. T.—A rfbted philanthropist, Solomon Guggenheim, Is dead at the age of 88. The millionaire copper mining king passed away of a heart .attack at his home this morning. NO AWARD Stockholm — The Nobel Prize Committee says the award for literature will not be made this year. Some other Nobel prizes are being- awarded today, and the peace prize already has been (fiveii out.

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