Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 4, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, November 4, 1949
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Today's Chuckle A man who j;ives In when he Is wrong is wise. A man who Rives In when he is right is married. —Beldenews. VOL. LXIV, NO. 259 muvtturk Partly cloudy nnd hemming a liltle colder thin afternoon. Partly cloudy and much colder with temperatures down to freezing tonight. Tomorrow, fair and colder than today. 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMPERATURE RKPORT Midnight, 56; 3 a. m., 55; 6 a. m., 50; 9 a. m., 53; noon, 56. ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Field Sit Little League Reelects Paul Buckmiller President Foley Little League Officers PAUL E. BUCKMILLER President RALPH STOTZ Treasurer ATTY. HKNRY S. MARLOR, JR. Board Of Control NORMAN WOOI> Board Of Control Talbot Statement Reverses Former Opinion-Mengacci Lashes Out At Chamber Pres., Dibble On Armory Rep. Adam Mcngnccl today lashed out orally at President Joseph E. Talbot and Lewis A. Dibble of the Chamber of Commerce for their objections to location of a national guard garage and armory on Recreation Field land, voiced last night at the annual Chamber banquet. "Mr. Talbof waited a long time and chose an opportune setting for ADAM MEXGACCI Representative his question as to the wisdom of the location." said Rep. Mengacci, sponsor of legislation to provide funds for an armory, and leader in the effort to locate the proposed garage in Naugatuck. "On several occasions Mr. Talbot has informed me and Warden Carter that there was no question as to the legality of the intended transfer of land to the National Guard. He said it was perfectly legal and that the borough could give all the land sought, with the exception of about 20 font. He said that to Warden Carter and to me. "I'm greatly disappointed that he waited until the Chamber of Commerce banquet to make public (Continued >n Page Five) no nor., ,.n Miil.lf.,, wlim r "fiithrr. I,,t KrlckH,,,, Mi,|,, r ». |j» Kn-ihrr AVI-.. ivin1rrl» your ,. lir nmv . — A nr. BULLETINS (By United Tress) NEGOTIATIONS Washington—John L. Lewis has offered to negotiate immediately on a separate soft coal contract with Illinois coal mine owners or a joint contract with Illinois and Indiana owners. oOo PLANE CRASHES Bossier City, La.—A C-82 flying boxcar plane has crashed fn a cotton field five miles southwest of Bossier City. Flrrt roports said two cotton plcken* were killed In the field. oOo RECOMMENDATION Lako Success—The main political committee of Ihe United Nations General Assembly has recommended an arms embargo on Albania and Bulgaria until they stop 'helping Greek guerrillas. The committee acted over objections from the Sovlel bloc', oOo REJECTS PROTEST Prague—An American spokesman says Czechoslovakia has rejected our protest against the arrest of two American diplomats and tho arrest of an embassy clerk. -—-oOo FIND BODY Wo«t Warwick — Searchers found the bodv of Cli-.o McVick- <-r. it Cincinnati paper manufacturer, near II!H wrecked plane In West Warwick thin morning. McVicker cot lost and ran out of gas in the fog lust night en- routn to Providence, but the spot where Ms plans went down was a mastery for hours. oOo SHIP AGROUND Seattle—The Coast Guard reports that the bla'/.lnc 7,fl<>0 ton freighter, the S. S. Andalusia, ran aground four miles east of Noah Bay., Wash., today; This crew of the ship in understood to have abandoned it. The Andalusia is registered In Trieste, Italy. . ooo IN MANILA Manila — Chicago pen maker Milton Reynolds arrived in Man- idla today in his attempt to set a record for flying around .the world on commercial airliners. Reynolds was set to take off for Los Angeles. He expects to beat the record by ?,6 hours . Baranowski New Head Coach; Plan Player's Banquet Paul E. Buckmihcr was rcelected president of Ihe Peter J. Folcy Little League at a meeting of the board of directors Uyit night in thn Knights of Columbus rooms, it was announced today by Albert Bonn, secretary. Other officers elected were: Gerald StDpper. vice-president; Mr. Benz, secretary; Palph Storz, treasurer; and Atty. Henry S. Mnr- lor, Jr., Norman Wood. Mr. Stotz, Mr. Stopper, Fred Wooster nnd Mr. Bcnz, board of control for one year. Mr. Buckmille was first circled president of the league when tho nrogrsm was first started In tha borough a ynnr ago. At that tlrrio hn was president of tho Naugaluck Exchang,-! Club, the organization •which fostered the movement locally. He guided the lea-run through Its formative stages nprl the construction of the LK.tln League Stadium, at Hopkins Park. He wns asked to take the position agnin in recognition of his fine work during the p&st year. Mr. Benz also announced that Zismund (Zlgg-y) Baranowski was named head coach, succeeding James Sweetman. Mr. Baranowski was coach of the Red Sox, league rhampions, during the circuit's first season. Russell Weaving, Jr.. umpire-in-chicf lasS season, was rei.ppointed to that position. Plans for the league's first annual player's banquet were discussed. Mr. Weaving, general chairman, reported thn I 300 persons are expected to attend the event, which will be held Saturday evening. Nov. 12. starting »t fi,30 o'clock in tho YMCA. Raymond K. Foley, acting principal of Naugaluck High School, will be master of ceremonies. Invited guests include Frank ''Spec." Shea. New York Tankee hurler; Warden Harry L. Carter, thn Rev. Albert Taylor, assistant pastor of St. Francis' Church, league chaplain; the Rev. Winfred B. Lan 1 ;- horsl, rector of St. Michael's Epln- copal Church, league ohaulaln; Dr. Waller Reilly, league doctor; and Bernard O'Rourke, of Middletown, state director. Mr. Weaving stated that, no public sale of.tlckntH will be held. E.'Kh player was given one free ticket and two for sale to Ihcir parents. Mr. Benz also reported that a work session has been called for Sunday morning nt tho Hopkln.-, Park . Stadium. Volunteers are asked to report nt 10 o'clock to complete Hie work ot preparing the •Stadium for the winter. Annual YMCA Banquet Scheduled Nov. 21, Caskey Announces John E. Giskey, president of the Naugatuck YMCA, announced today that the annual YMCA banquet will be held Monday evening, Nov. 21, starting at 6:45 o'clock. Dr. Darius A. Davis, associate general secretary of the world's committee of the YMCA will be Guard Garag JOHN E. CASKEY tho principal speaker. In addition to Dr. Duvis' talk, the annual ro- ix>rts of various YMCA dctpart- mant® will be presented and the election of directors held. Lewis A. Dibble, Jr., is chairman of the banquet committee. He in assisted by .Slanton Glover. Bradford K. Smith, the Rnv. W11 lord iB. Sir. per. Miss Jane Bont.em-po, •Mrs. Clayton Housekneeht. and Robert N. Whiltemoru. Dibble, Talbot Voice Objection, Concern At Annual Chamber Of Commerce Gathering Guests At Annual Chamber Of Commerce Banquet i «> fi —HIM! Hill" OMnkowhkl Ilt t | M , ,.,| t ,. ['urtii.Kc storo f <(1 . ,,ll j,, Hr H,,,,,,,. nri-dw. Call 48!)2 lor iptlck .li-llTKrv.- A<!Y. The head table pt the annual banquet of the Naugatxick Chamber of Commerce last night in the Elks club (.how, the following member. T"r ii,7man T if I ," *' * ^ ^P 1 } E ' T "»>ot, president of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce; William M. Chlttendcnf t<,a*- ter Herman W. Stelnkraus, president of the V. H. Chamber -of Commerce; Lewis A. Dibble, thn Rev. Ronald L. Kent, na*tor of the Salem Lutheran church; Philip K. Rice, I.»,,ald,'Mar™ll,,s, manager of the Northeastern division of the U. S. Chamber of Commence* Melvin P E™ __ e«lstuil, executive vice-president of the local chamber. Complacency Leading To Socialism f Steinkraus Warns In Chamber Talk No Progress In Rubber Co. Union Talks Third Continuous Week Of Parleys Concludes Today With tho third <:onlln\ioun wo«k oT negotiations between tho U. S. Rubber Co. and tho United Rti'b- bcr Workers coming to a close today, borough rubber workers are today expressing iloubt as to whether a. wage-pension agrcu- rncnt will be reached before another recess is called. No word of progress has come for the New York city .session during the past throe weeks. Unconfirmed reports in the borough indicate a stalemate in negotiations. Attempt for a settlement of the wage and pension program. was made in August, at a, wcekMong session from Aug. 8 through 12. No fLgreemont wan reached at that time and-a recess was called after mutual agreement that the quos- tion could be rc-opencd ^ipon. a live-day notice. Tho current session upennd Oct. 17. At thn c.tart of thin session It waj! agreed that only a joint union-c o nt p a, n v/ .innouncemcnt would ibe made when an agreement was reached. The union is seeking a $100 a month company financed pension program and a 25-ccnt-an hour wage hike. Representing the Naugatuck plants of the company^ are T. Rex. Behrman, Industrial relations manager of the footwear plant and W. K. Bradford, industrial relations manager of the Chemical anrl Synthetic plant* Local 45, footwear plant IM re[p- ro.sented iby Vice-President John i3u'tlei_'. Hlc-phtin Kmijjik and Stephen Roso. President Frank Lynch is reprosontlTK? Local 218, Naugatuck Chemical and Frank Wltkoskl, Local 308, Synthetic plant. President Of National C. Of C. Attacks Federal Program, Deficit Spending; Says -• Government, Labor Movement Synonymous Employe Injured At Footwear Plant Edmund Hnppc, of Amity road, Bethany, was injured while at work in the U. S. Rubber Co. Footwear plant this noon. He was In If en to Wuti-rbiiry hospital in the Community Ambulance, whore X-rays 'to detei'rn.lnn. thn extent ft his injuries were being taken at press time. Hospital authorities could give no Information oh what injuriuM he sustained. •• Mr. Hopfpe Js employed In Department «1, Salvage and Sanitation. Tho complacency of American cltlxens to the program in Washington "means tho doom, of the American .system of freedom," Herman W. Stelnkraus, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, told members and gucats of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce last night at tho annual chamber banquet In th<! Elks cl ub. Declaring "our government, and tho labor movement nro one and the «umo thing," Mr. 8to.lnkrau« H/vld the .socialistic ideas In tho country today are reverting it "to what our forefathers tried to OK- ca|F'e." He pointed out that unless the cltUenH f become alarmed, "socialism will'come here as It has come to England." Stating that the advent of socialism In the United States would mean "the day of opportunity for individuals is over," he emphasized that the Chamber of Commerce groups on a local, state and natlomil basis "muiHt arouse everyone." He said, "Wo miust study and look the problem in the la.ce. not on a political or 'party basis, but on an American basis.' 1 Mr. Stcinkrauis stated that the country is on "deficit spending now," nnd that "government spondlnff rr.ust be slapped or It will uoon go bankrupt." Tim Hpcukor attacked opponents of the Tart-Hartley Act. He also hit the 75-ccnt minimum wage IOAV, the principle of rich stales being taxed to enrich the poorer istatos, the evils of rent control and the "public housing^where it is imporalfole for (private owners to compete, when rents are so low." Oov't Power He crltlci/cd the plan for government control of power, which he referred t& as a socialistic move and once again spoko of tho "labor government's plan against free economy." He said that the American people and what they think are of groat Importance to the world The speaker declared that the entire world, with the exception of Russia and her satellites "look to America for leadership and inspiration." Ho continued, "America stands out as a shining light and a hope for the future." He pointed out that business IB being maligned from all sides and that, profits are supposed to bu bud He said. "We look to Washington for things we should do for ourselves. Instead of it being the Individuals without, much learning that look tn Washington, It.',, the Intellectuals who arc clamoring for more and more." The guest speaker said tho country must reverse Its trend in matters of Income taxes, social sorurl- ty programs, agricultural piano and other matters. The president of the U. S. Chamber for six months said the Nauga- tuck Chamber was the first local group he has spoken before in his present capacity. Reading statistics concerning women's prominence in the country, he said, 'Women must take a more active part In keeping the country on the right track." Recently returning from a six weeks trip, which took him to Spokane, Wash., in the West; Par Id In tho TCart nnd Montreal In iho North, Mr. Stelnkraus talked of his visit with Paul Reynaud, past !>rn»ldonl, of Franco, who questioned him on tho possibility of an American depression; Marsha!! |»Ian and possibilities of another •war. No DpprcHHlon Mr. Steinkraus said he told Mr. Reynnud that he does not "believe the United States Is heading for another depression providing the coal and steel strikes do not continue too long." On the Marshall Plan he said the answer was, "We had to help, but the American people do not intend to carry on the plan indefinitely, unless Ihe European countries holp themselves". / Mr. Reynaud on the possibility of war said he believed that if America' stays strong, there need not be any worry of war for many years, but thai. , other countries need courage and the confidence that tho United Staes IH behind thorn. Other guoHts included Donald MarcgllUH, manager of the Northeastern division of Ihe U. S. Cbam- ber; Bert Wclbourne, public affairs advisor of the Northeastern division; J. McDonald and Hubert Stone, representatives of the Connecticut Public Expenditure council. Car Gets Steam Bath; Firemen Called Out Police and firemen thought they had the real thing yesterday when Ihey roared into North Water ntreot. A car was nearly' invisible in a cloud of what waa thought to be smoke. Arriving at tho scene they found thn car wag parked over n staaming man-hole. No smoke no fire. Fire Chief John J. Sheridan said the department was summoned nt 4:50 o'clock after Patrolman Joseph Farren saw the "Smoke" around the vehicle. Owner of the stcam-batherl car was not learned, by police or firomen. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Sam Rizzuti, Gorman ntreet, Is a mirglcal patient at SI. Marv's '-Tospltal. -»n»nr« yonr eiuM'x health thla win. t«r. Call Wan*. f,041) to,lny for Ornnt Ort $400 Donated In Ambulance Fund Drive Order Equipment; $600 More Needed To Complete Quota Beacon Falls Corrcupondunt'H I'huno 074.H Contributions amounting to less than one-half the $1,000 quota needed to equip the Louis Buckmiller Memorial Ambulance, have been received to date, according to a progress report made at last night's committee meeting by Mrs. Ralph Tucker, chairman. The total received to date Is a ilittle more than $400. At least $1,000 la needed and the committee today issued a strong appeal to all residents who have not yet contributed to make their ^donations as soon "as possible. It is hoped that the quota will be reached by next Thursday evening when a final financial report is to be made at a meeting of the committee at S o'clock in the town hall. First Selectman Frank Semplen- 8k! was, authorized lust -night to order equipment, for the vehicle. This morning he placed an order for a wheel-equipped cot, two folding seats which will serve for an emergency cot when folded back, a heater and other items. The order is to be shipped by express ^rom the factory in Lima, Ohio and is expected by next Wednesday. Early next week the ambulance is to be painted and equipment will be Installed as soon as received, according to Mrs. Tucker. It is hoped to have the ambulance ready for use before Dec. 1. Equipment Wanted The Beacon Falls Community Recreation Club, through its recreation activity committee, is seeking games and other items to be used in the club, it was announced today by Wilfred Swan president. ' Resident's having games or other equipment which might be used at the club are asked to contact Raymond Jones, Edward Mitchell or (Michael Krenesky. The club IH now ready to begin its recreation activities for youngsters and adults President Swan also rcoprts that a membership drive is to be conducted, with each member to try to secure a new member. In connection with the drive, Mr Jones and Mr. Mitchell have volunteered (Continued on Page F,ive) —I'm- «n.r 10 y«mr« "7h I 11 **.™ 1 "'' ""llr- In wr. ry thrlr «toro for nimlltr mrrrkan- ""' WW< ' "" l " 1-tl< "' »* » iSr prfr". Express Fears Beauty Of Approach To Borough Would Suffer; Point Out Chamber Raised Funds To Purchase Field; Talbot Terms Chamber "One Guardian For Our Freedom" Posing a question of whether or not !hc borough should allow the National Guard to construct a garage and iwsslbly an armory on Riverside drive property adjacent to Recreation Field, Atty. Joseph E. Talbot, president of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, lust night at the organization's annunl banquet in the Elks Club, pointed out how Recreation Field came into existence. He stated that In a campaign conducted by the local Chamber of Commerce in 1923. a total of $68,000 wan contributed by Naugatuck rcsidenls to purchase property from three different estates to establish the field for recreation nnd park facilities for Ihe youth of the borough. Following purchase of the land, he said the Chamber of Commerce turned the properly over to the borough. Recalling several of the incorporators, he continued. "New we come to the point of whether we arc going to allow the build- Ing of a garage on the property. It is something We should think about." Exprcpslng his fear that the beouty of the area "In going to be destroyed", he said that the approaches to the borough are something "we frankly have been worried about." Atty. Talbot said deeds recordrd in the properly transaction "restricted forever that the land be used only for educaionnl. athletic nnd recreational purpos«t" H«» continued, "The 1946 legislature removed the restriction on (h-> grounds that the land could be transferred onry for the mirpo«ci of building an armory." In his address the Chamber pr-s- ident brought out activities of !h» various committees during the past year. He said the motion picture, Inside Naugatuck. has been revised and will be nhown again next spring. The charter study is pro- grcHHing and n measure will be Introduced for its revision In the IBM General Ansembly. He spoke of the parking problem, and urged thai the RubbT Avenue School site be used for n public parking lot after the Bchr.,,1 is closed. On the topic of zoning he said that something must be done aboul this matter in the near future although It may cause "political and economic distress." He also mentioned the river pollution problem, the construction of schools, and public housing. He concluded by saying. "There have been many honest improvements during the past year. There is on'.y one guardian for our freedom and that is left in the stewardship of the Chamber of Commerce, which must look after the rights of the citizens. What makes Naugatuck i« not luck, but pluck." Supporting Atty. Talbot in hi* lemnrku was I-ewis A Dibble. H director of the local Chamber. jj» asserted that 1,000 people donated to the campaign to raise fundR" to purchase Recreation Field. He said "It is a place for the youth r-f Naugatuck nnd they are entitled to it. Is the idea going to be given up that they stop utilizing it as it was originally set up? There is a need for more facilities ther". possibly even a swimming pool. Just because it was turned ovnr to the town, I hope it won'! he used to build a garage or armory there. Tho Innd would be torn up and the approach to Naugatut k spoiled. It Isn't a question of whether or nol we should have an armory, but it seems another pla'-e could be found for lt« erection " William M. Chittenden served »* toastmasler, and the Rev. Donald L. Kent, pastor of the Salem Lutheran Church gave the invocation. Jack Conway, director of th«» Plnvmakers, local drama groun. told several amusing storion am! presented chalk talks. Dinner tnl Incidental music was presented by the NftURatuik String OrchnBirn. under the direction of Dnvid \V. Brown. Those Attend Inc Those nttrndinp inHurJp: Mr. and Mrn. T,ewin A. Dibblr. Mr. and Mrs. Karl M. Bnrnum Rev. nnd Mrs. W. B. Soper, Mr! and Mrs. Joseph E. Talbot. Mr. and Mrs. Harris WhlU"mor«>. Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. Thomnn Nolnn. Mr«. H Maloncy, Mr. nnd Mr*. Dnnloi Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Rice, (Continued on Page" Five)

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