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Today's Chuckle There I* ao much good in the wornt of us And so much bad In the best of us That it ill behooves any of us To find fault with the rest of us. —Acme News. VOL. LXIV, NO. 262 WKATIIKIt Sunny, nithiT windy and very mild IhlH afternoon with the hlj;h In the upper 60'a. Fair and mild tonight -with the low about 45. Wednesday, partly cloudy, windy and cooler with the high of 55. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" Neary Advertising Agency Will Move To Beacon Falls ESTABLISHED 1885 TEMPERATURES Midnight 40; 3 a. m., 40; 6 a. m., 37; 9 a.-ra., 54; noon, 71. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Manchester Mills Vacate Lease On Sulima Building Beacon Falls The Neary Advertising Agency ISO Church strteet. plans to move its offices into the oM State Police Barracks on Main street. Beacon Falls, it was learned today. Edward C. Lingenheld, Jr., secretary of the agency, said today that the firms plans to transfer its new location "between now and mid-December." The lease is being drawn up and is expected 10 be signed .-his week with John Sulima, owner of the Beacon Falls, building. L. Ellsworth Neary is president of ihe advertising firm. Mr. Sulima said today the Manchester Knitting Mills, Manchester nave decided- against opening a mill and salesroom in the building because of technical difficulties That firm has held a lease on the building since last February, -with the lease, being withdrawn today under mutual agreement. Ladies Aid The Laides Aid Society of the United Church will mee t Thurs- hUn a « ern ^ " 3;3 ° in the church dtni w, S ii Char! ° tte Koerber, president, will preside. Following the business meeting, there will be a pot-luck supper. This week's meeting was postponed from last Thurs- To See Plastics The i Loyal Daughters of the United Church will sponsor a plastic demonstration Thursday night at So dock i n the church « Guest Speaker ca r cyt Russo ' £° cation director for" the school^ of Waterbury. wert speaker at last night's meeting of the CTO of St. Michael's Church MIES Russo discussed the value of a good sports and physical education program from the standpoint of health as well as its recreational and mental value in the lives of young people. She also instructed tne group in square dancing. Mce-Preside.it Marianne Wrobel presided in the absence of President Ray Jursynski. who was cur.- ftned to his home with a cold. Court Cases The following court cases -were disposed of last evening by Judge Edward Bea. Pros. John Sulima represented the state: Georee Ricciuto. 173 Easton avenue. Waterbury, was fined $9 for failure to slacken speed at an intersection. He was notified bv- Constable Russell Sherry. Paul Unsderfer. 245 Washington Parkway, Stratford, was fined $11 for violating the rules of the road He was arrested by Constable Walter Muroff after a slight accident Sunday. Bernard Kalinowski, 158 Hillside avenue. Naugatuck, was fined $12 for violating the motor vehicle laws. He was notified by Constable Muroff after a slight accident. His case is being held open for a week until payment of the fine is made. A charge of violating the rules of the road filed against Arthur Gaudet. Church street, was dismissed by Judge Bea. He was notified by Constable Muroff. Because no evidence was shown to indicate a violation in either case, the cases of Vincent Solbes. 500 Bostwick avenue, Bridgeport, and Stephen H. Hodio, Lopus road, were dropped. They were notified Sept, 28 after a minor accident. PRICE FIVE CENTS Reading Conference Mrs. Margaret B. Donahue, principal of Center and Nyumph schools, will take part in a reading conference sponsored by the boards of education of Beacon Falls, Har- •winton. Middlefield, New Hartford, Oxford. Prospect and Wolcott at the Oxford Centralized School, Oxford Center, tomorrow. Directed by the Waterbury office of the State Department of "Education, the program will use as its theme. The Reading Program of the Elementary School. Mrs. Donahue will discuss the progress of grades kindergarten through grade two. Charles F. Ritch. Jr., Beacon Falls, district superintendent of schools, win introduce consultants of the state board and the various group chairmen. The session starts at 10 o'clock and continues through the afternoon. FALSE REPORT Putnam. Nov. 8—(UP)—A Putnam man has been fined $25 and given a six months suspended lai! sentence for reporting to police that he had been stabbed bv a hitchhiker. William O. Couture pleaded guilty and admitted that he had cut himself. He said he wanted a vacation and chance to collect unemployment compensation. Reported In Waterbury A heavy vote in the Waterbury city election i.oday Is indicated, with almosl 21 per cent of the registered voters having cast ballots up until 11 o'clock this morning. In the fivo hours after the noils opened at 6 o'clock, 16,540 of the 56,111 electors eligible, had voted. Workers at the polls reported '.his noon that voting was continuing heavy and it is possible that the estimated 10.000 total vote may bp exceeded. Voling- is expected to pick up this afternoon, with the greatest number of ballots expcct- (Conlinued on Page Eight) Around The World In Brief (By United Press) REPUBLIC SETTLER Fittsburg—The CIO Steelwork- *rs have announced a settlement with Republic Steel Corp., the third largest steel company. CROMMELIN BACK Washington—The new chief of Naval Operations—Admiral Fori-est Sherman—has restored Captain John Crommelin to duty Sherman acted after severely reprimanding Crommelin for making public confidential Navy letters. KING ABOARD Portsmouth, Eneland — Ktni? George was piped aboard the American heavy cruiser Columbus today. The Royal Standard was raised over an American warship for the first time. The King was greeted by Admiral R. L. Conolly, commander of American naval forces In the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. SEEKS HARMONY Prague—The new American ambassador to Czechoslovakia— Ellis Briggs—presented his credentials to President Klemrnt Oottwald today. In offering his credentials. Briggs said he hor.wi Czechoslovakia and the Unlled States will be able to "harmonize" their differences oOo ' COAL STOLEN Des Moinos—The conl walkout is in its 51st day and the f»pl apnerently is becoming worth its weight in cold. Mrs. Sallie Cochran of DCS Moncs told police sompone broke into the basement of her homo and stole 500 pounds of coal. TRAIN CRASH Madrid—Rescue workers report thirteen persons lost their lives last nieht in ' a collision of two speeding trains near Madrid. Thirty-one others were injured and there's a possibility that other bodies still are trappod In tthe wreckage. oOo IN PARIS Paris—Secretary of State Dean Acheson arrived in Paris by plane this morning for the opening of talks by the western Big Three foreign ministers tomorrow. Among other things, the conference is expected to deal with the possibility- of ending- the formal state of war between Western Germany and the western powers. • oOo LEWIS MEETS Chicago—John L. J^ewls has mot with leaders of his United Mine Workers Union in closed session. But associates of the mine boss indicate Lewis will have no statement on thte subject of the conference until late today. oOo STEEL LOSSES New York—The magazine, Iron Age, says that more than 10-million tons of steel have been lost in the steel strike. The na tional weekly of the metal industry says this mean's a steel shortage that may extend into next summer and poses a threat of another gray market. HEAVY VOTE New York—The early turnout at polls in New York state was reported heavy today as large numbers of voters cast their ballots before work. Good weather over most of the state indicated that voting would continue heavy throughout the day in the Sen- In Waterbury, Nov 7 »*« f| ff h t between Democrat Her"-'••••-• -'' bert Lehman and Republican John Foster Dulles. ELLSWORTH NEARY Whittemore House Leased By Rubber Co. A, portion of the old Whittemore home at 361 Church street will be utilized in the near future as office space by the U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant, according to an announcement today by W. E. Bittie. factory manager. According to terms of a lease between the company and Harris Whitemore, Jr., the footwear plant office will occupy 4,000 square feet of floor space on two floors of the yellow, wood frame building which was originally the old Whittemore homestead and formerly was occupied by the Brockway Co. The U. S. Rubber Co. has been attempting to locate additional office space for some time, and about a year ago tried to obtain upace on the second floor of the Maple street firehouse. The Whittemore house is'located U the junction of Church and vvater streets, and the rooms to be used by the footwear plant are now in process of being redecorated and office furniture is being in- . When work is completed the Company's Sales Administration office will occupy the space. About -0 people will be transferred to the bunding before the first of 1950 Gn, ranee to the office will be from "™" StrCet Slde ° f the Davis Makes Study Of Miisic Dept In Middletown Schools The diroctor of music in <hf Naugatuck public schools is in Middletown today, serving on a commttee appointed by the State Department of Education which is evaluating the various departments at Middletown High School Jesse P. Davis is serving on a committee which will spend today ind tomorrow evaluating lh-= schools' music department. Also serving on the committee is William O'Shaughnessy, of Stamford High School. The school evaluations are part of a program of the State Department of Education which will eventually cover every high school in the state. RELEASED Prague, Czechoslovakia — The U. S. embassy clerk arrested on espionage charges, Samuel Meryn, has been released from a Czech prison. An American embassy spokesman said Meryn was released today and already has left the country.) Births SMMEL — University of Pennsylvania hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 5, a son and first child. George Leonard, 4th, to Dr. and Mrs. G. Leonard Emmel, 3d. Mrs. Emmel is the former Rachel Rodenbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Rodenbach of Litchfield, former Terrace avenue residents. National Guard Asks Alternate Garage Site $50,000 AssuredForNaugatuck Construction New Officers Of Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans KOTUBY __, a son and first child, John Paul, to Mr. and Mrs. John L. Kotuby. of 100 Marjorie tstrect. Mrs. Kotuby is the former Mary Cobbol, Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Cobbol, of Naugatuck. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kotuby of Rutland, Vt. -Tako no chances oT^ndam winter weather. Lrt Erirkson Mntors 119 Rodlirr ATB., winterize j-.mr enr now. —- 1\ U V« Hospital Bulletins Susan Gabanelli, year and a half old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Gabanelli. North Hoadley street, is a tonsillectomy patient at St. Mary's Hospital. —Sec "BUI" Oldakovrskl at the City P»cknce store lor all .vonr llnnnr needs. Pall 4S9S lor (inlck ilellTery,- A<lT, ' ' " ay at '"">"— ceremonies at lvmon third v cc-comm FRANI ZDROWKT *"" lront ~ w ' Ieft to ri * ht ' ar * STANLEY TARASIEWICZ, treasurer; MATTY KOWSKI, welfare officer tad^imiONY^nMM^^^' ™™™ n « eT > the , ? EV STANLEY HASTILLO, chaplain; STANLEY OLDA- MICHAEL MATVOKA "fir* ^ vice cominande, "cS?!f/™ i^Tmo"^ »! "^ "** *° r ' Bht ' THEOPHIL E KARASINSKI, judge advocate; , nrsi MCG commander, CHARLES DUDONIS, officer of the day; HENRY GAWITT, trustee; WALTER KWASNIEWSKI. trustee and STANLEY SOBRJESKI, second vice-commander. , w«i^» *WAS,m*,W Five Masons w * terbm j ~ fnj j&oara Ur r'ardons Turns Down Dan Leary's Second Bid For Prison Release Alcorn Opposes Any Reduction Of Term; Leary Pleads Illness, Disgrace, Attacks Makeup Of Jury To Receive Honor Pins The 20th anniversary of the founding of Salem Lodge, Masono, will be observed tonight with the conferring of the Master Mason's degree on a class of candidates in ceremonies at Masonic Temple, Church stscet. A dinner will bo served Ihi.q evening at 6:30 o'clock, according tu Norman B. Mertclmeyer, master, by the ladies of Evergreen. Chap- tor, Order of Eastern Star. The degree will bo conferred at 8 o'clock by a team consisting of 15 past masters of the lodge. Wor-- shipful Brother George B. Lewis, first master of the lodge, will preside. Right Worshipful Frederick He«- sclmeyer, deputy grand master of Masons in Connecticut, will bf: present and will give honor pins to fivo members of the lodge. Alt Master Masons urc invited to attend ttie degree work. The lodfjo WOK constituted by the Grand Lodge 1929. with a from Naugatuck and lodges. of Connecticut in membership dra\vn Waterbury Coe Chairman Of YMCA Directors Nominating Group Wesley S. Coe has been named chairman of a. nominating commit- :ee which will present a slate of four directors at the annual ban- WESLEY S. COE quct of the Naugatuck YMCA. Monday evening, Nov. 21, it was announced today by Bradford E. Smith, a member of the banquet committee. Also named to the committee are William J. Boies - and Conrad S. Ham. Directors whose terms expire are: Donald S. Tuttle, Lewis A. Dibble, Jr., Stanton Glover, and Robert N. Whittemore. Reservations for the A prominent figure in the scnsa-i tional municipal fraud case in Waterbury made his second bid for freedom yesterday before the Board of Pardons at Wethersfield State Prison. Daniel J. Lcary, one time Waterbury comptroller and Democratic leader, was denied his appeal for a reduction in his 10 to 15 year sentence. He based his plea on ill health and that his family needs his financial support. A similar appeal by Lcary was turned down last year. Opposing tlic reduction was former State's Atty. Hugh M. Alcorn, Sr., who prosecuted Lcary. He accused Leary of being l.hc brains behind the group which defraudud Waterbury taxpayers of millions, and said that I,eary 'still has some of the money. He favored having Leary serve his minimum term. Leary told the board he is suffering angina gout and high blood pressure and cited the fact he has cnly one kidney. Alcorn fold Gov. Bowles and five other board members that Leary "looks as well as any of us." The 77-year-old former prosecutor recalled that Leary, after being convicted with Waterbury Mayor Frank Hayes and other rity officials of the 1941 conspiracy, jumped $50,000 bond and for five years evaded capture until 19-16 when he wag identified -by a former Waterbury man in Chicago. Leary opened his plea by referring to the "disgrace and humiliation I suffered" after the conspiracy trial, and described his imprisonment as "superfluous, as archaic and obsolete as the burning of witches at Salem." He said, "Further confinement isn't going to do me or the state any good." Mr. Alcorn outlined some of the evidence in the conspiracy case and recounted how Lcary and Hayes had met with legislative lobbyist in the "crow's nest" on an upper floor of the State Capitol where money payments were arranged. He questioned, "Do you hear a word from Leary that he is penitent? Has he offered to restore the money taken from Waterbury taxpayers? My judgment is that he's got it stowed away sornewhere." Leary recounted the 40-odd years of "building up" that had elevated him from selling newspapers in Waterbury to the position he held as a 38-year-old millionaire with brewery and oil interests and a directorship in the Waterbury Trust Co. Ho referred to Alcorn as a "past master at drawing pictures," who has "always had his way with both the Superior Court and the Supreme Court." He said that Waterbury had large Irish, Italian, Swedish and Jewish groups among- its citizens, "But you couldn't get a Catholic or a Democrat or any of these nationalities on the jury." He said that two lobbyists were paid by Waterbury because, "a Demo- DAKIEL .1. LEARY he said, "cooperated with Mr. Alcorn and he gave them the handsome" reward of a year apiece in jail. The Democrats got 10 years." Patsy Brown Dies Patrick D. (Patsy) Brown, 63, of 35 Chestnut avenue, proprietor of the former Brown's restaurant, 384 West Main »street, died last night at his horme after an illness of nearly a year. A resident of Waterbury for 45 yrars, he was one of the city's most prominent sportsmen. Known as a lover of dogs, especially Boston Terriers, he was at one time (president of the Boston Terrier club of New England, and was awarded a plaque for his outstanding contribution to thn brcct! last .summer. He was a judge, show manager fContinued on Page Eight) . ... - -- banquet cratic city couldn't get anything should be made at the YMCA desk through the Republican House with on or before Thursday, Nov. 17. out paying- for it,. These lobbyists, High School Students Give Snyder Heavy Majority In "Poll" Waterbury, Nov. 8—(UP)—Students in three Waterbury high schools went to thp, polls today in a little city election. Thp students reelected Republican Mayor Raymond E. Snyder by an overwhelming majority. Two yoars ago when Snyder was faceted at the regular city election, the students forecast his election at their balloting. Snyder got 1,042 high school votes today while his Democratic opponent, Alderman Patrick S. Shea, polled only 253. Socialist candidate Anthony R. Martino got only 99 votes. More Land Given For Bathing Beach Thomas Scally, chairman of the Naugatuck Exchange Club New Dam swimming project committee announced today that a large tract of land on the northerly and westerly sections of the land near th« home of Mrs. Bessie Schwartz has been deeded to the club for development as' a swimming beach, by Mrs. Schwartz. Mr. Scally will make a complete report at tonight's meeting of the club at 6:15 o'clock at Halls Res' taurant. At that meeting, Major J. William Johnson, vice-chairman of the Naugatuck Veterans Council, will discuss his experiences in Iceland during the last war. Workers of the Johnson-Frizcll Construction Co., builders of Nau- Rawam Village, will grade and fill the land to make a suitable bathing beach, according to Mr.-Scally. Grading work will also be done on land purchased for the swimming project from, the Astrom, family. Mr. Scally reports that negotiations are now in progress between tht club, the U. S. Rubber Co. and Warden Harry L. Carter for lease of the pond. If negotiations ate completed, the company will lease the pond to the borough for use by the club for public swimming. , Health Officer Dr. Walter I. Baker and Deputy Health Officer Scally, in their most recent survey of possible pollution at the pond, report three possible threats. Those are two cess-pools and a basement -sink. State Police Hint Break Imminent In Murder Of Woman Groton. Conn., Nov. 8—(UP) — State police are hinting that a break ment" on the case this afternoon. The trooper disclosed that 34-year- , from the Groton barracks of the state police to the New London county jail. Roma was a neighbor of the slaying victim, Mrs. Theresa H. Wilde. DEAD AT 41 Storrs, Nov. 8—(UP)—The funeral of an extension dairyman for the University of Connecticut will be held Wednesday. William R. I Walker died at his home following a heart attack. He was 41 years old. He joined 'the Connecticut extension service staff two years ago. Riverside Drive Tract Rejected On Recommendation Of Engineers; Rep. Mengacci Suggests Immediate Action To Provide Land; Warns Naugatuck To "Lose Out" If There Is Delay Rejection of Riverside drive property adjacent to Recreation Field as a site for the proposed National Guard garage and armory was announced today by General Joseph P. Nolan of the CNG, according to State Representative Adam Men- pace i. Mr. Meiigacci immediately informed Warden Harry L. Carter of the Guard's decision on the land, and the urgency connected with finding another suitable site. A special meetin gof the board of park commissioners will be called Friday by the warden for the purpose of discussing possible location for a garage and armory here, on property other than the Riverside Drive tract. The state representative recounted that General Nolan said measures for finding a new location should be taken within a week, and that all transactions and complete approval must be made by Dec. 31. General Nolan warned that unless the borough takes advantage of the $50,000 grant for a garage here by the stipulated time "the borough will lose out," A similar grant has been made for the town of Southington, and he stated that "if Naugatuck doesn't want the garage there are plenty of other places that do." Mr. Mengacci in discussing the matter said, "I have done everything I can to get a National Guard garage for Naugtuck, now it's up to the borough officials and the Chamber of Commerce whether or not they want it. If they let the matter go by the boards, they'll soon hear from me." Both Mr. Mengacc-i and General Nolan expressed urgency in action by the borough, as "disinterest" will result in Naugatuck being bypassed in the construction of a garage and eventually an armory. The National Guard officer said (Continued on Page Eight) Silence Reigns On Rubber, Union Pensions Ruber union and company officials today -were reluctant to discuss reports of a tentative agreement on pension and social insurance programs as reported in yesterday's NEWS. Unconfirmed reports, from a reliable source yesterday, indicate that negotiations between the United Rubber Workers. CIO and U, S. Rubber Co. closed with a tentative agreement of a 10-cent an hour pension ana insurance plan. This figure is that which, is to be studied during the next 30 days by company and union actuaries, according to reports received here. Broken down, the 10-ccnt figure would provide 7 1-2 cents an hour for pensions and 2 1-2 cents, to be matched by 2 1-2 cents from tha individual employes for the social insurance plan, a union representative told The News. Similar plans are being ctudied her industries to determine just how far 10-cents an hour will go. Negotiations will be resumed by the two parties on a five-day notice iiome time after the actuaries com- lete their 30 day study of the proposal, according to reliable reports. There was neither denial nor official verification of the ten-cents negotiations report. One official said, however, that no proposal had will come soon in the strangula tion-slaying of a twice - divorced Groton "woman. »mu. nuwever. tnat no proposal had Lieutenant William E. MacKenzie been made in writing, thus there says that he expects to have what was no official proposal on the he calls "an important announce- ftooks. The. News reported yesterday, ..-- -------------- „».,„,„- exclusively, that the negotiations old Frank Roma, who has been had recessed for study of a pen- held on a coroner's warrant since s '°n and social insurance plan on the woman's body was found last th <? basis of ten-cents an hour. Wednesday, has been transferred There were no indications today from union or company sources vailed. any other circumstances pre- —Insure __ child's health —For over 20 years Xauitatnck horn-I!" 1 f, *l ave ma(l<1 Hartley's in Water- r "» "" • ««• CANASTA "With The Advice Of An Expert WILLIAM E. McKENNEY NEA Card Authority Today In The Naugatuck News 3)

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