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Today's Chuckle Turnabout is fair play. Now the British pound is going to the dogs. News. Bathj T1IK WKATIIKR Sunny and cooler today and fair and much cooler tonight with n low near freezing. Cloudy and cooler tomorrow and slightly milder. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 263 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1949 TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight. 50; 3 a, m. 46; 6 a. m. 40; 9 a. m. 56; noon 64. Leased Wire Service of the United Prew Salem Lodge Honors Four 25-Year Masons 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS George B. Lewis, worshipful brother, is shown John f. Keams; Brother hove, far right, presenting 25-year membership pins to four members of Salem Lodge Masons 20th anniversary of the founding of the lodge. Mr. Lewis was first master of the lodge when left to right are William Freilsall, Worshipful Brother Walter S. Pease; Worshipful Brother !>er and Mr. Lewis. The ceremonies followed a supper served by ladies of Evergreen Chapter Order of E astern Star. ' Ann Rathbum To Represent High School Ann Rathburn, d/.n^btei at Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rathburn, of 180 Curtiss street, has been named to represent Naugatuck High School as a candidate for the Good Citizenship Pilgrimage award of the - Gonnectcut Datjghters of !he American Revolution, it was announced today by Miss Florence A. Anderson, guidance supervisor. She was chosen in an election 16 Past Masters Attend Salem Lodge Anniversary the senior class and members of the high school faculty. The plan lor the Good Citi/.en- r.hip award provides for the selection of one girl from each of the 4& states, chosen from the senior classes of the high schools and DAR approved schools. The girls are chosen for dependability ~r punctuality, truthfulness and loyal- Yule Checks Will Total $250,000 Nearly $250,000 in checks will be mailed Naugatuck residents Monday, Nov. 21, from the Naugatuck National and Savings banks, as payments to persons having Christmas Club accounts. The amount is about 517,000 more than paid last year. New Christmas Club accounts will be opened the same day in both banks. Approximately 2,250 persons have clubs in the Naugatuck Savings ^ Bank, which will pay $173,151.50 ty; service—cooperation. courte:-y I Jn tne accounts.. The total is about and consideration for others; lead- I S3 - 0 °0 Jess than last year, ership — personality, self-control. I At the Naugatuck National Bank, and ability to assume responsibiii- 936 persons have accounts totalling ty; and patriotism—unselfish inter-I qbout 575,000, which is an increase est and pride in family, school, I ° f __ about $20,000 over last year's community and nation. ~ * amount. Students ,voted on 'three grirls who they believed qualified as Good Citizens on the basis of the points mentioned above. Final selection! of Connecticut's representative will he made from among all the Good Citizens named in the various state schools, under the supervision of j the Commissioner of Education at ceremonies at which the State Kegent of Connecticut, D. A. R., and other members of the committee will participate. At that time, three names will be drawn; the sir! Borough Firemen Encouraged By Hours Referendum Favoring n 5&-hour work week for firpmen, Watcrbury voters yes- almost eight to terday balloted whose name is' drawn first will rep-1 one for the change in hours. Thc resent the state. The girl will be! court °n the referendum showe«l awarded a $100 Savings Bond. The final choice of one girl from »he state will be made before March 1, 1950. hos- Births GROMOTOSKI—St. Mary's Dital. Nov. 8. a daughter to Mr. nnd Mrs. Francis Gromotski, Pond Hill road. Mrs. Gromotski is the former Margaret Smiecin- ski. 18.438 in favor of the adjustment and 2.339 opposed. The 20,614 who votnd on the referendum was about 45 per o^nt of the total vote. Firemen appeared in uniform at the polls handine r>ut small slips informing people how to vote on the referendum. Naugatuck firemen who work a 72-hour week, watched the referendum vote carefully, and are expected to start laying groundwork for a similar referendum here. Jaycees To Raise $3,000 To Equip Dental Clinic The Naugatuck Junior Chamber i that dentists would be able to op- of Commerce last night launched a drive to secure a $3,000 fund for the purchase and maintainance of new equipment for the Salem School Dent* Clinic. The fund wU, ing to crate the clinic to more advantage with modern equipment. The Jaycees passed a resolution stating- their intention of continu- be administered by the Superintendent of Schools, the president of the Junior Chamber and an appointed member of the clinic's dental staff. The Jaycee- will make public quarterly reports on the fund, listing amounts received and expenses. The fund was started with a donation of $25 by the group and a S100 gift was given the 1949-50 Operating fund of the clinic. Dr. Edward Delaney, in charge cf the clinic, told the Jaycees •.! the importance of dental care for children in this state, where, he said, "more cavities are found than in any other state." He said that equipment at the clinic, although adequate, is not modern, stating pogram until June, 1954, and. also adopt the program of securing $3,000 for new equipment. Plan Dunce Plans were also discussed for tne annual Christmas party to bo held Dec. 9 in Odd Fellows hall. Tickets are now available from members. Music for dancing \vill be provided by Ray Hotchkiss and hip orchestra. Arrangements are in charge of Mario Schiaroli and tick- tts are in charge of Robert Rich- Over 100 Take Part In Dinner Meeting; Five Receive Pins Ceremonies commemorating the 20th anniversary or the founding of Salem lodge. A. F. & A. M., were neld last night In Masonic Temple, Church street, with 110 in attend- Thc p . lrado . to the Wor]d War ! monument In the Horseshoe will Sixteen of ;he ]7 living past mas-1 he led by the Naugatuck High ters were present, and the Master j School band, directed by Milton Mason decree was conferred on a I Bcrkowicz. Posts and auxiliaries class of candidates, with Worship- ! to take part, are Post 17, American Armistice Day Plans Listed By Veterans Members of all Naugatuck veterans organizations and their auxiliaries will assemble at 3:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Salem School playground to take part in the annual 9bservance of Armistice Day, it- was announced today by Vernon J. LaFave, chairman of the Naugatuck Veterans Council. ful Brother George "US. Lewis, first master of th« lodge, in charge. All stations were filled by past masters. In the absence of Right Worshipful Frederick Hesselmeyer, deputy Grant Master of Masons in Connecticut, Mr. Lewis presented the 25-year pins to Charles Webber, Walter Pease, William Fredsall, G. Archie Hair and John J. Kearns. Norman Merteimeyer, present master of the lodge, announced that .he Zindah Grotto degree team, including the Grotto patrol and double quartet, will confer the Master Masons degree on a group of can- Jidates Nov. 22. Prior to the meeting a dinner K-as served by members of Evergreen chapter, Order of Eastern Star, under the direction of Mrs. Louis Zeun, matron. TRAPPED Seattle — Kescue workers are working frantically in what apparently is a hopeless attempt to rescue two workmen trapped in n 60-foot hole \>n the University of Washington campus. Rescuers duK throughout the night, although a doctor says there is hardly a chance that the men, trapped in a cave-iii yesterday, still are alive. bury, deliver the (principal address. Mr. Anderson served as a chaplain in World War I with the rank of Captain. The honor roll will be read by William l>avison of the American Logkm, to be followed by the playing of The Star Spangled Banner by the band. The benediction will be offered by the Rev. George Vil- ciauskas of St. Mary's church and three volleys will be fired by the squad in charge of Sgt. Robert F. Miller Taps will be sounded by the bugle corps, in charge of Commander Austin Phillips. Woman Hurt In Fall At Home Tues. Mrs. Richard Pistarelli, 22, of 80 Nixon avenue, sustained possible buck and head injuries late yesterday afternoon after falling- at her home. Authorities at Waterbury hospital report her condition today aa "fairly good." She was taken to the hoslpital in the Community Ambulance by (Patrolmen Theodore Kllmaszew- skl and Donald Dooling. According to police, Mrs. Pistarelli was helping- to paint her home when she fell from a wall. X-rays have 'been taken to determine the extent of her injuries. Around The World In Brief (By United Frew) BACK TO WOEK Chicago—John L. Lewis suddenly has ordered all striking miners in soft coal fields. to return to work immediately. But he threatens a new walkout November 30 unless mine owners agree to a new contract by that date. The back-to-work order was agreed upon at a meeting of the union's 200-man policy Legion Housing Committee Told Beacon Falls Eligible For State Program Funds Waterbury Reelects Mayor Snyder; Plurality 18,544 Legion; Crusader Post, Veterans »f F'orelgn Wars; Gold Star Pout, Catholic War Veterans; Naugtuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League; Montanari-Rado Post, Italian American War Veterans and the Disabled American War Veterans. Ceremonies at the monument will start at 3:30 o'clock with the open- j ing prayer by the Rev. Winfred B. Lang-horst, rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Floral wreaths will be placed by Girl Scout Jonna Sundberg-, escorted by Boy Scouts John W. Fowler and Joseph Roberts. The Hev. Roger B. T. Anderson, ipastor of Trinity Church, Water- McLevy, Celentano Retain Bridgeport, New Haven Offices Gaining reelection to his second term. Mayor Raymond E. Snydei yesterday led his entire Republican ticket to victory by the greatest margin ever accorded a candidate m any Waterbury election. His plurality was 18,544, more than double the margin ever given any mayor In the supposedly Democratic city. Mayor Snyder ^polled 32,245 votea and his Democratic opponent, Patrick F. Shea, received 13,701, of which 209 were through his in- dorsement - by the Independent Democratic party. Anthony Mar tino, Socialist candidate, polled 024 votes. In 1933 the city was surprised when former Mayor Frank Hayes was elected by a (plurality of 9,089, which was a record until yesterday. Republicans State iQhairmo.n Clarence- F. Baldwin hailed Republican Mayor Snyd«r's victory, but Democratic State Chairman John M. Bailey charged that the Republican victory in Waterbury was a result of Snyder'a personal popularity and a factional torn Democratic party. Mayor Snyder won his first term two years ago by a slim margin of some 1,000 votes over his Democratic o-ppon- ent John Monagan. In the 1945 ment within the State^Dejwrt- election when he first entererj poli- ment on those. tics, Mr. Snyder polled only 14,447, .including ,981 Independent Demo- 'erotic- vo*e«; to' 1o»e to-' former Mayor Monagan .by 2,342 votes. The victory promipted one of the most colorful and noisy celebrations ever seen in Waterbury. Other B«*ult» Besides "Waterbury, four other Connecticut cities, will continue to be run by the BSUTIC mayors who held control for the past two years. In yesterday 1 * election Republicans recaptured Nejv Haven, while the Socialists kept a firm hold on Bridgeport and "Norwalk. In Hartford's second non-partisan election under the city, manager form of government. Mayor Cyri] Coteman was reelectcd. Republicans made a' clean sweep in the three small towns which went to the polls. In Westport, the Republicans regained control, while Greenwich arid New Canaan registered victories for the GOP candidates. Only one of committee. NO TREATY Washington—Acting Secretary of State James Webb says he believes It will be quite some time before this country even has a preliminarydraft to propose as » bwta for , Japanese peace treaty. Webb my* there are only working: paper* on various aspects of the Japanese situation and that there Isn't even Paris—The foreign ministers of Britain, France and America met again in Paris this afternoon. And they are understood to have taken up the question of dismantling German industrial plants for reparations payment. At a meeting this morning, the top diplomats decided to include In their .agenda the problems of China .and Yugoslavia. SEE 8ETTTJ5MENT Pittsburgh — The giant U. S. Steel Corporation says It. negotiators "probably" will meet with the C*-0 Steelworkers tomorrow. And C-I-O President Philip Murray called hfs 170-ntan policy committee to meet In Pittsburgh on Friday. Observers believe an agreement with Big Steel will be reached by then. QUIRINO LEADS Manila—President Quirino of the Philippines apparently will succeed himself in the bloodiest election in the history of the islands. With 45 per cent of the ballots counted, Quirino is lead" ing his nearest rival, Jose Laurel, by something like .90,000 votes, COPLON New York—former government girl Judith Coplon makes a final effort today to avoid, being tried a second time on charges of spying for Russia. Her lawyer will protest the trial against his already convicted client be dismissed on the grounds that It would place her (n double Jeopardy. the three small towma voting yesterday changed hands, when Republicans captured Weatport from the Democrats with the election of W. Clarke Crossman .as first .selectman. New Canaan Republicans gave Charles E. Cbstales his fifth term as first selectman by defeating Democrat Mrs. Dorothy C. Burnham, who automatically becomes a member of the board of selectmen. Costales polled 1,991 votes and Mrs. Burnham 1,062. New Haven Close New Haven had one of its closest elections in many years. Republican William C. Celentano defeated Democratic Richard C. Lee by a margin of about 700 votes. Democrats Victorious In Major Contests; Curley, Hague Defeated ards. Tonight, six members of the Junior Chamber will go to Hartford to hear an address by Thomas J. Dodd, state chairman of the (Continued on Page 6) (By United Press) Yesterday's politicians are today's prophets, optimistic in the Democratic catnip. Pretty gloomy on the Republican side. The off-year election was n. Democratic sweep with only one big- exception. Two Democratic machines collapsed during the bi;j posh, but the results were enough to have Democrats from President Truman on down, predicting a Democratic sweep in next year's congressional elections. Most of the party leaders paid closest attention to (hat senatorial race in New York. Democrat Herbert Lehman and Rnpublicaa John Foster Dulles fought it out oh the Truman Domestic legislative-program Lehman for, Dulles against. And Leh'mrm won hy some 303,000 votes. President Truman called the Republican defeat a "fiasco." He. and party Chairman William Boyle, say th'r. Lehman victory means the country wants the Truman program. —Sec "Bill" Olilnkmvskl nt ths City Pnrkago Store (or HII jour llmior needs. Call 4803 lor (luick delivery.— I GOP Chairman Guy Gabrielson says the defeat was just one setback, eventually, he says, the Republicans will win. Curley Out The Democrats lost two big men in winning. James Michael Curley, four-times mayor of Boston, lost to John Hynes, also a Democrat. And with the defeat went Curley's machine. The one big- GOP victory also broke a machine. Republican Governor Driscoll of New Jersey won over Democrat Lemer Wene. Hague Resigns Stata Democratic (Chairman Frank Haffue, former boss of Jersey City, supported Wcne. And when Wcno lost, Hajriie resigned. And his machine went into retirement with him. The only gubernatorial campaign wns a foregone conclusion. John Battle, a Democrat, swamped his Republican opponent for the governorship of Virginia. The Republicans lost another —Iiisnrn your cliilil's health this wli ttr. Call Nuug. 604!) Oak .Turin uustuerizui Senate seat, through death. Last night, Senator Clyde Reed of Kansas tripped and fell down the stairs of his home in Parsons, Kan. He died shortly after of a heart attack. Reed was, 78 years old. Congress The two special Congressional elections both went to Democrats, Edna Kelly of Brooklyn and John Shelley of San Francisco. Democratic mayors took over in most city contests. The biggest triumph came iii the biggest city, Democratic Mayor O'Dwyer of New York, swamped his two opponents. The only Communist office-holder in the country, Benjamin Davis, Jr., lost out. Davis, one of the 11 convicted Red leaders, was defeated for re-election to the New York City council. Bonuses Big referendum issues went on the line for the voters. In Pennsylvania, they approved a $500,000,000 —For over *0 years Namtatuck homa. J 18 *? r " *»*•. "»«« Hartley's in Wat",Jury tHvIr Kfure tor duality .mercluM- bimus -for 1,300,000 veterans. It's the biggest state bonus ever. New Jersey, turned down •• a bonus. Virginia and Texas voted against repeal of the poll tax. And California, on the basis of incomplete returns, voted to repeal its old-age pension plan. Fourteen of the 20 Massachusetts mayors seeking re-election have been returned to office according to the complete returns from 25 Bay State cities .this morning. Mayors were defeated for re-election in,Boston, Everett, Fitchburg, Gardner, Somei-vllle and Waltham. Here are the final results of five other elections: Fall River Mayor William Grant; Haverhlll, Alderman Joseph .Wlliett; New Bedford Mayor Arthur Harriman for a fourth term; Northampton, Mayor Edwin Olander; and Taunton, Mayor John Parker. Those were the winners. Voters also went to the polls in eight New Hampshire communities where two mayors have been defeated and two others re-elected. wlnt KAYMOXD E. £NYDER For Celentano it was 34,913 and for Lee,. 34,211. Seventy-one-year-old Jasper McLevy, dean of Connecticut mayors, gave the Socialists another victory in Bridgeport. In winning his .ninth consecutive leron, McLevy polled more votes than his Democratic and Republican opponents combined. In Norwalk, Socialist Mayor Irving Freese won his second term by (polling some 8,100 votes, compared to 6,900 for Democratic Leroy D. Downs. Republican H. Wesley Gorhain was third. State Chairman Baldwin said he is extremely satisfied with the re- mjtts and stated, "The results of Tuesday's election are extremely gratifying both because of the Republican, victories and because of the record turnout of voters." Meonwhil-n, Democratic State Chairman Bailey has a lifferent slant on the results and ojly points with satisfaction to New Haven and NorwnJk which gave Democrats a majority of the council seats. Former Naugatuck Y Secretary Dies Word has been received here of the death of Henry Hoar, of New Britain, a former general secretary of the Naugatuck YMCA. . Mr. Hoar died Oct. 29 in New Britain GeneralHospital at the age of 86. He served as general secretary of the Naugatuck YMCA when it was located on Water street from 1896 to shortly after the turn of the century. From 1891 to 1896 he had been general secertary of the Ansonia YMCA. He was a resident of New Britain for the past 42 years. Railroad Platform Lighting Arranged The platform at the Naugatuck pasenger station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad will be lighted Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning this weekend, according to Richard D. Johnson, general passenger agent for the road. . The request that the platform be lighted, despite the station being closed weekends in accordance with a recent ruling, was made by the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce. Conducting Survey Of Housing Needs; Appointment Of Housing Authority May Be Requested Official* of the State Housing Authority have Informed the housing committee of the Schaffer- Fischer Post 25, American Legion of the possibility of participating in the state housing program It was revealed by Chairman John McGeever, Jr., at last night's meeting of the post in Legion home. It was first feared that Beacon Falls would be unable to take part m the program because the population is under the 5.000-person figure required. According to information received yesterday by Mr Mc- 1J Ver ' this no lon Rer applies the mcompleted survey of the t . own « housing needs, being co r> d . ucted by the post's committee shows about 10 families in need of housing to date. The survey is stifl ?„ »Sh C ° n .i UCted and a " '"tewrted •n either the new home ownership clan or the low rental plan are asked to contact any of ?he 'com. m ttee members or write the com- the Board of Selectmen to call a special town meeting for authority 01 housing." Mr. Semplenski added that seltmen wui hawn- than w.llmg to cooperate with the " ltS *° U8in K Plans a nd * Ambers of th e - Legion comrmttee may feel free to ctll at any time Mr. McGeever pointed out that because of early deadlines set up p by the State Housing Authority it s important that those In IOW.T in need of housing contact members of the committ«« Immediately - hat that furfher the steps may be required time taken within limits. He also pointed out that many of the larger cities eligible to take advantage of housing funds may not be able to mee? the deadlnps, and thus funds providen by the- state will be more readily available to a town such as Beacon Falls provided it is ready to, meet the deadlines. Members of Mr. McGeever's committee are Joseph Natowich, James Reilly. Harry Ferguson and Walter Okoski. Commander Ernest Trzaski presided at last night's meeting. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Edward Edwards, 15 Carroll street, is a medical patient at the Waterbury hospital. Paula Gallucci, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Gallucci, 47 Axch street, is a tonsillectomy patient at St. Mary's hospital. Improvement is reported today In the condition of Fire Lieut. John Phillips, Woodbine street, who underwent an emergency operation Sunday afternoon in St. Mary's hospital. St. Mary's hospital authorities report no change in the condition of Mrs. Catherine Kane, 77, of 243 North Main. street who was injured Oct. 24 when struck by a car near her home. Exchange Club Favors Second Little League Stadium Here Peter Wisloekl, president of the Naugatuck Exchange -Club, announced today that the club went on record at a meeting last night as being in favor of sponsoring a second Little Baseball League !n the borough. The proposed League would be housed iii a Stadium to be constructed on the Recreation Field property turned down this week by the Natitonal Guard as a site for an armory and garage. Th^ Stadium would be constructed only if considered feasible and worthwhile by borough officil.ls ind the community as a whole to orovide Little League baseball for youngsters on the East Side of tie borough, Mr. Wlslocki said. Thomas Scally, who proposed the new Stadium, said, that he felt another Little League field is needed to accommodate East Side children. It was pointed out that construction of such a stadium could make possible an American-National League setup, the same as the major leagues. Mr. Scally expressed the belief (Continued on Page 6) CANASTA With The Advice Of An Expert WILLIAM E. McKENNET NEA Card Authority Today In The Naugatuck News (Page 3)

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