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Today's Chuckle The number of war memoirs in the fall booklists indicate;? that the gen'ls are still ready to sell their IJves as dearly as possible. —Punch (London). mutturk Hatly WEATHER Fair today and tonight. Little temperature change today but not nearly so cold today. Cloudy and not so cold tonight as last night. Friday increasing cloudiness and warmer. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 264 TEMPERATURES Midnight, 37; 3 a .m., 35; 6 a. m., 36; 9 a. m., 43; noon, 68. ELECTION ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 14 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS 'e W ^ fj,"f °H' £ res! <L ent T ™m<»" reads with T reat satisfaction news reports that Herbert H. Lehman had been elected to the U. 3 Senate and >ew York's Mayor William O'Duyer reelected. (International) In Manhattan. Communist Benjamin Davis (above) finds ihe heat and ballots to much for him as his rival. Earl Brovvn, also a Xegro, is slested .o Davis' :;eat on the important Xeiv York City Council. Davis recently convicted of plotting the overthrow of the Government by fores, was the only Communist holding office in U. S. (International) In N'tw .Jersey, smiling and full cf confidence. Governor Alfred E. Driscoll Is shown at Haddonfield as he prepared jo cast his ballot. The first New Jersey Governor ever to succeed himself, Driscoll defeated State Senator Elmer ,T. Wene, a Democrat. Prior to this year, a New Jersey Governor could not hold consecutive office. (International) In Boston. John B. Hynes, 52, a veteran of both World Wars, receives a great big hug from his v.-jfe ittcr being elected Mayor of Boston. Hynes defeated James M. Curky, seeking his fifth 'term. (Int.) * In New York city. Mayor William O'Dwyer (right) shakes hands with former Governor of New York Herbert H. Lehman after both were notified of their election. Lehman defeated incumbent John Foster Duller, Republican, for a seat in the United States Senate. (Int.) Around The World In Brief (By United Press) CUTBACK TO END Washington — The cutback of passenger train service due to lack of coal may end in about a week. Interstate Commerce Commissioner J. Monroe Johnson says the curb will be lifled, "as soon as coal begins to flow" again into railroad stockpiles. COAL OUTPUT Pittsburgh—Coal will begin moving: almost immediately to plants curtailed by the mine strike. The first of some 380,000 miners reported to big eastern pits last midnight under the brck-to-work order of John L Lewis. And operations are fast getting back to normal this morning. LOSE FIRST ROUND New York—The new right- wing electrical union lost a round today as the General Electric Co. resumed contract talks with the old United Electrical Workers, ousted from the CIO as left- wing. The firm says it refused to recognize the new union because it has no evidence that the new group represents a majority of G-E employes. STRATEGY TALKS Washington—The Republican national chairman leaves Washington tonight to hold strategy talks with party leaders hi the midwest and farwest. Chairman Guy Gabrlelson will try to form the OOP's battle lines alter tlie party's defeats in Tuesday's elections. EXPECT SNOW Chicago—The nation Is blowing hot and cold today. The weather is warm and sunny for most of the nation, except the Far West, where the mercury has plummeted. Heavy snow Is expected either today or tomorrow In Nevada. oOo- SEARCH FOR AIRMAN Mikkalo, Oregon—Search crews* are hunting through wheatfields for a Navy airman who bailed out 'of a crippled plane last night. Four other members of the crew safely rode the transport to a crash landing after its engines had iced up. And two others parachuted to safety. SLIPS GUARD » Hong Kong—The British vessel Tsinan is reported to have xlippei the guard'of a Nationalist gunboat blockading Shanghai and fled to safety. A Nationalist plane is said to have peppered a second detained British vessel, the Wo- sang, to discourage any attempt to escpe. oOo RETURN TO WORK Indiana Harbor, Ind.—Maintenance crews hiivo returned to the Youngutown Sheet and Tube plant in Indiana Harbor to Bet equipment ready for fellow workers. But offllcals of the local Steelworkers Union say pickets will hold their lines until the new contract agreement is approved formally. AGREEMENT Pittsburgh—United States Steel company is expected to follow its competitors today in reaching a welfare agreement with the United Steelworkers. CIO President Philip Murray is meeting with officials of "the nation's largest steel firm' in talks that may just about wind up the nationwide steel walkout. GOLD PRICE Washington — President Truman says the price of gold, now fixed at $35-an-ounce, \vill not be raised as long as he Is president. A rise in the gold price would have the effect of devaluing the dollar. There had been rumors that the United States would follow the lead of many European nations who have cheapened their currency. Foley Little League Officers Prepare For Banquet Officers of the Peter J. Foley Little League are ithown above at a meeting In tho Knights of Columbus club rooms, as they made plans for the first annual players' banquet, which will be held Saturday evenine starting at 6:30 o'clock in the YMCA. An estimated 300 persons are expected to attend, including i;ome 75 players, their parents, a number of invited, guests and Little League fans. Some tickets are still available and may be obtained from Russell Weaving, banquet chairman. Pictured above, seated left to rieht ire- GJ5KALD STOPPER, vice-president; RALPH STOTZ, treasurer; PAUL E. BUCKMILLER president- ALBERT BENZ, secretary; and ZIGMTJND BARANOWSKI, head coach. Standing, left to* right- MR* WEAVING, WILLIAM KELLY, of the banquet committee; ATTY. HENRY S. MARLOR, FRED TER and NORMAN WOOD, of the boaril of control. Two Boards Study Possible Sites For Guard Garage Definite Program Needed By Republicans- -Patterson) Says Union City Again "Neglected" In reference to the Naugatuck Exchange club's plan to construct a second Little League Stadium at Recreation Field, Donald C. Cowan, former Naugatuck High school athlete, recalled once more that Union City and the third ward is being neglected. Mr. Cowan said, "The people and boys in Union City supported the Little League in its first year, and some of the youngsters walked as far as four miles to get to the Stadium on Scott street." He recounted that there is not TIOW a field for baseball of any type in Union City, and said there are a half dozen diamonds at Recreation Field. Asserting that it was not the des;re to take anything away from the cast side and oec- ond ward, Mr. Cowan pointed out the fact that there is recreational facilities in that ward and that | there is nothing of that type in | Union City. The former athlete stated that the Hop Brook and Prospect street schools playgrounds are not suitable for baseball, and although it Is not the intention of residents In Union City to "make noise" about the matter, he said that people living in that area will cooperate with the Exchange club or any other organization in obtaining recreational facilities in Union City. Although he said he cannot speak with authority for the newly.or- ganized Union City Community club, Mr. Cowan feels from observation that the club membership will cooperate.. Church Council Schedules Sunday Canvass Of Members Parishioners of all local Protestant churches are requested to ba at their homes Sunday at some time between the hours of 10 Local Youngster Enters Hospital As Polio Victim Seven-year-old Michael Ruby, 145 Highland avenue, was admitted today to the Waterbury hospital, where he is a polio patient. Authorities at the institution said the youngster is in good condition and has only a slight case of the disease. The positive diagnosis was forwarded early this afternoon to Dr Walter I. Baker, local health officer. —Take no rhunreK on s ml den winter weather, Let Tsrlckson Motoni. 1*0 Kii.ilH'r Are.. vluti'ilji, your cur now. —AllY. Fifty Attend Dinner Honoring C. P. Rodenbach The setting up of a definite Republican program to follow is necessary as the only way for the GOP to achieve its goals, according to Congressman James T. Patterson, who was principal speaker last night at a testimonial dinner in honor of Charles P. Rodenbach, former OOP town committue chairman, -who recently moved to Litchfield. Mr. Patterson echoed a statement made by Mrs. Rodenbach that the "Republican Party neeis a positive program." She also denounced the party's attitude :n "downing all ^Democratic Party proposals." The Fifth District representative said that a great deal depends or. 1950, when there will be at stake two senatorial seats, six representatives and a governor to serve a four year term. Asking that the Republicans "forget all troubles and party fights and become united", he continued, "we must settle down and adopt a program." He said that a definite program is agreeable to High School Students In Competition About 20 high school students will give their views on Democracy tonight in the annual "Voice of Democracy" contest, which is being sponsored locally by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The speeches will be given at the American Legion Home on Cedar street, this evening at 7:30. John Darby, chairman of the contest, has announced the prizes will be as follows. First prize, a $25, war bond; second prize, a record album; and third prize, another record album. The winning speech is to be recorded and entered at the State Finals in Hartford at a later date. The state winners will then compete for an all expense trip to Wash- Young" Republican^ alfdlhaT the J '"f on D. c. and a $500 scholar- OOP "can't ride on the laurels of the Republicans of the past." He paid tribute to Mr. Rodenbach as did Joseph W. Nygren, Miss Emily Sophie Brown. Carl Thompson Joseph Raytkwich, Jr, Han-is Whlttemore, Jr. Mrs. Henry* P. Erk, Henry Zwick, Samuel I. Lyons, Mrs. Clarence Fennlmun and William A. Painter, who wore called upon by Toastmaster ,Atty. Joseph E. Talbot. Warden Harry L. Carter atter.J- ed the dinner, but due to another appointment, was unable to remain to offer remarks. Atty. Talbot in speaking said. "When the people realize what a merry-go-round they have been on, they'll came back to the Republican party." Discussing the post of u. town committee chairman he said that "they are abused and maligned and work many times without any political reward.." He pointed out that Mr. Rodenbach has "worked tediously without any [political reward. Ho has 'been so fair to the young men coming up through the ranks and has never sought anything for himraelf. He has conducted the past two local election campaigns and won both. He worked hard, put in many hours and had many worries and headaches." At the conclusion of the tributes, (Coninued on Page 7) I ship. The contest this evening is open to the general public, and it is hoped a large number will attend. Local School Bill Filed In Legislature Legislation to \provide a $150,000 state aid grant to Naugatuck for assistance in constructing its three new school buildings, was introduced jointly to the General Assembly today by State Representatives Adam Mengacci and M. Laon- ird Gaine, Jr. A hearing on the bill will be held • next Tuesday or Wednesday, with local residents to testify in its behalf. The representatives say matters are shaping into a battle in the Legislature over the state aid to educaion program, and that the atmosphere is "strictly political and not encouraging." Frs. Leary, Kozon Given New Posts By Bishop O'Brien Two Naugatuck natives are among a group of priests who have been transferred, to new parishes, ac- Robert Raytkwich Bags Bear And Doe Robert F. Raytkwich, 425 Millville avenue, and Earl Hemstreet, Water street, returned today from a hunting trip to Maine. Mr. Raytkwich bagged a 150- pound black bear and a doe. Both were shot with a. .30-.30 rifle, near Topsfield, Maine. The bear was shot through the head. Mr. Raytkwich plans to make a rug from the bearskin. SAMUEL I. LYONS o'clock f.n the momjng and 2 ./clock in the afternoon to welcome canvassers for the Everv Member Canvass campaign being conducted on a state-wide basis. The local drive, sponsored by (Continued On Page 3) WAREHOUSE FIRE Liverpool, England—A warehouse fire on the docks of Liverpool was brought under control today. The blaze raged for 24 hours and caused an estimated $5,000,000 damage to rubber and other goods. —Vi>r over SO yearn Sitiiicatack homj- makers have mart* Hartley'* in Water- miry their store lor quality merchan- <1i""> and wide selection at a lair otlcn —Adv. Philip Zazednak, 41, Collapses, Succumbs At Railroad Station Philip Zazednak, 41, of 10 Adison street, Ansonia, an accountant at the U. S. Rubber Co. offices here, collapsed and died late yesterday afternoon on the platform of the Naugatuck railroad station. Dr. William B. Hill, medical examiner, said death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Zezednak collapsed as he was waiting for a friend to drive him to his home. Officials at the station called for the community ambulance and Patrolmen Joseph Farren responded. They arrived at the scene at 5:15 olclock and reported that Mr. Zazednak was dead upon their arrival. He was pronounced dead minutes later when Dr. Hill arrived. A native of Ansonia, Mr. Zazed- nak was born Oct. 24, 1908, the son of Anthony and the late Julia <HyI- iva) Zazednak. He was a life-long resident of Ansonia, and was prom • inent in athletic circles in that city. Besides his father, with whom he made his home, he is survived by two brothers, Walter of Ansonia and John of North Bergen, N. J.; a sister, Miss Anna Zazednak of Ansonia. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the William Stapleton Funeral Home, 72 Howard avenue, Ans'onia, to the Greek Orthodox Church where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 10 o'clock and tomorrow afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 10 o'clock. The Parastis Service will be held at the funeral home tonight and tomorrow night at 7 o'clock. REV. JOHN S. KOZON csording to an announcement today by the Most Rev. Henry J. O'Brien. Bishop of the Hartford diocese. The Rev. William J. Leary has been .transferred from the Church of St. Mary, Derby, where he has been assistant pastor, to the Church of St. Francis, New Haven, also as assistant pastor. The Rev. John S. Kozon, recently ordained to the priesthood, has been assigned to the Church of St. Andrew, Colchester, as assistant pastor. Births JOHNSON — Waterbury hospital, Nov. 3, a first child and daughter, Shirley Anna, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hine Johnson, 2d, 58 Damson lane, jand granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Edwin Johnson, 83 New street, and Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Alphonso Newsom, Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Johnson is the former Shirley Virginia Newsom of Jacksonville. —Insure your child's health this winter. Call NauK. 6949 today lor Great Ouk Farm paatuerlied uulk.-4.dT. Hospital Bulletins Andrew McSweet, Jr., of Field street, who is employed by the Johnson and Frizelle Construction Co.. which is erecting Naugawam Village, moderate rental housing project, suffered a back injury at the building site Tuesday morning and was admitted to Waterburv Hospital yesterday. Officials re-' porl. his condition as good. Mrs. T. Rex Behrman of Glea- brook Garden Apartments Bridge street, underwent surgery this morning at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Meadowbrook Area Only Property Owned By Borough; Engineer Making Study Of Acreage; Welfare And Park Boards In Joint Meeting Tomorrow A joint meeting of the Board of u^ic Welfare and Board of Park Commissioners will be held tomorrow, according to Warden Harry 1- Carter, for the purpose of dls- cussing possible building sites for the proposed National Guard garage and armory. «J h » me f u "S Om e has not teen set as yet by the warden, as all members of the two boards have not been contacted. The two boards have jurtsd.'c- .ion over certain pieces of borough Property, and recommendation" must be made by the board, on their respective properties to the Board of Warden and Burgess-. transactlons m »y be com- Gtven Warning The CNG garage and artnorv issue is in a precarious positic." to Naugatuck. General Joseph 'Nolan of the state National Guard has warned the borough to take immediate action to obtain a cuit- ajble site if it desires the construe- tlon. The first proposed site, on prop- rty adjacent to Recreation Field wa.« rejected on the basis of Hood conditions of the Naugatuck rive- f>e!ng undesirable. Warden Carter, although favorable to the proposed building*, is not inclined to parting with borough own«d property In the vioio- ty of Meadowbrook Home Members of the park board say hev know of no suitable site con- Lrolled by the board, the only larg. pieces being the Tuttle propertv on Church street and Lewis park on Meadow street. Favor* Meadowbrook John H. Breen, park board "hairman, said he knows of no other place than the Meadowbrook Property, and said he believes there is sufficient land there to accommodate the guard buildings and * proposed high school William J. Stokes, another member. said that he docs not believe that the National Guard would be -nterested in building a garage ttrd armory on the Meadowbrook land. He said, "It Is my understanding that the guard does not favor l«nd which is not along a main highway." He expressed the opinion that the CNG has lost Interest in building in Naugatuck because of a statement by Atty. Joseph E Talbot at last week's Chamber of Commerce banquet that a garage on Riverside drive would disfigure the land. Mr. iStokes maintains that a garage and armory could easily have been built on the property adjoining the Recreation Field If the guard had desired to use the ,)ioperty. "Army engineers could have easily ovecome what little dangers might have arisen from floods," he said, and continued. "1 doubt that any other piec* of land in Naugatuck would be *c- coptable to the guard." General Nolan at the time he announced rejection of the Riverside drive land said the National Guard would be willing to inspect alternate sites for the buildings in Naugatuck. Warden Carter has instructed Borough Engineer Charles D. Curtiss to find maps, which will ascertain the amount of land in the Meadowbrook Home area. Mr. Curtiss said today that he will attempt to locate maps this afternoon. Officials are unable to say definitely how much land the borough owns in the Meadowbrook area. William H. Moody, park commissioner, said he knew of no other site than the Meadowbrook land, and Augustine Barbiero could offer no suggestions. Clarence H. Green was unavailable for comment. Raymond McNamara, 323 Millville avenue, a medical patient in Metropolitan hospital, New York city, is in critical condition, although relatives here report he is showing some tauprovement. -8e« "Bill" OMnkowHkl at the City Package Store for all your llqnor needs. Call 1892 lor quick-JellYcry.- Adr* CANASTA With The Advice Of An Expert WILLIAM E. McKENNEY NEA Card Authority Today In The Naugatuck News (Page 3)

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