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Today's Chuckle Just became my eye» aro red IK no »ifn that I'm drunk. For ull you know. I might be a white rabbit. uixaturk Bath) WKATIIKK Vnrlablc cloudiness with some minRhlnn thin iift'-rnnon, quite miM. Cloudy, occiiHlonid ruin tonli;hl. r<m- tlnucd mild with tlio low hot worn 4.1 and 50. Tomorrow, moKtly cloudy :md becoming colder, gradual clearing through the day. 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 265 TKMl'KKATi;itK HKI'OHT Midnight, 06; '.', ;t .m.. 55; 6 a. m. 50; 9 u. m., 53; noon, 70. ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Frew Work Starts OnCommunity Ambulance Final Reports On Fund Drive Due Thursday Beacon Falls Correspondent's Phone 6743 Work wa* started today to equip the Louis Buckmilier Memorial Ambulance, it was reported by Mrs. Ralph W. Tucker, chairman ol the ambulance fund drive committee. The vehicle is to be painted a light grey, similar to that of thir State Police ambulance. Now. large windows and E. siren will be installed at present. Other equipment for the vehicle ha? been ordered and will be installed as received from the factory in Lima, Ohio. Alterations and painting are being done by a Waterbury garage. Mrs. Tucker said the* committee voted at iast night's meeting to extend the financial drive to Sunday because some residents have not yet been contacted by members of the committee. She said that a final report of the drive will be made at a meeting next Thursday night at 8 o'clock in the town hall. Returns to date have been favorable, Mrs. Tucker said. but added that the amount received is not as much aa was hoped for by the corrjnittee. She stated that those who wish to contribut to th« fund during the year may do so b\ sending the contribution to her, Fir» Chief William J. Lee, Sr., or any member of the committee. Complete Work Improvements to the exterior of the town hall have been completed, First Selectman Prank Sem)t>len- ski said today. Roofing and .Tiding have been applied and woodwork has been trimmed. A flood light haa been installed near the flre- houae ramp and other lights have been placed in the parking lot between the town hnll and the Community Club. Armistice Day-World Wild With Joy 31 Years Aqo S«a&""a It «MtaiaB;--r-^--'-(-;.;:,•••-:• • i * " Sf^* 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS --Yv'. : *?f- i-d't 'U IM Nm lh«n fit to hint- Sffo fork :>••?.•*?*. •'« jffiOUAftb *"• b'O n«wi-on November 11, 1918. •S^^ „,. WP" \ "*«$ Railroad ear In which German. *urr*nd«r»d. v. »V7'.- !//id Wall Street, like rett of world.' aoes wild. (Ml«r 1ST 3»«. O.U. miOD Aml>ti«**iM^eSM»kBlkMB NHIOD All k»ttli«i«e CMM •» »le«*« keue We te** *S •l»r.ntk in.tut rMIOD lutneileBe eem»Ue«ti teleoM i JSxo'r^s:^. ^.STJ.SF*-'"' -^ - -5?¥E omciALi «*»iM Wl "" • fe"'' 1v -T^S^ ^^M'gl Tho official order to "cease firo." Finish Walk* New sidewalk; have been laid on both sides of Main street from the start of the new section of highway south to the U. S. Ruhb»r Co. warehouses. Highway guide noct? of tho. latest tyT>c, arj beinc Installed along section* of the reconstructed Route 8. The posts aro of ste*I construction and carry three strands of cable, attached to a new ar.rtng mechanism. K«tnrn» Home- Miss Llvia Sabia. Wolf* avenue has returned to her hom» aftpr visiting 1 her coualn in Philadelphia, a student at, Temple university. Water Main Break* A tlx-foot section of a Witter main of the S«ymour Water Co was broken Wednesday afternoon when a large bucktt-ecoo-p of tho D - V. Frione Constmction Co. •truck it while excavating for o new culvert In Pinesbrldge. Workmen guyed on the job and flnlshe'd repairs to the break at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. • Granite KiecU Raymond Sullivan -was elected worthy master of Rock Rimmon Grange at last nlght'e annual raeeUng. He succeeds Mrs. Ralph W. Tucker who -was elected treasurer, Other officers elected were .Tames O'Oara, overseer; Jack Simpson, gatekeeper; Wilbur (Continued on Page Six) /*! ' 1 C L 1 Church bcfaool Teachers Meet Monday Night A united Protest church school teachers banquet- will be hold Monday evening at 0:30 o'clock!.In Ujp Methodist Church hall, under -the sponsorship of the Naugaluok Council of Churches in appreciation of the fiiltMul service rendered by the Sunday school teachers. Principal speaker will be Professor Paul Victh, chairman of rhe Tleriartmerit, of Christian Ertuea- tiori. Ynl« Divinity School. 1'rof. Vlcth rcc^nllv returned from .lapnn. whiire ho wan nn ncivmer \ti General Douglas MacArthnr. rle hn-i authored ;ymnv boolts f>n the subject of Chrlntlan• Edunalion, r.nii IH .'t member of t.he International council of education. Approximately GO members of the clnrcry nnrl teachers will nt.l"ji:l the baneiuet. whifh will mnrk thti bup'InpinK of on Intensive teacher;*' training program, sponsored by tl.e churrh council, under the dirccii'/n of Prof, Vit'tn nnrt members of hi ; clans at Yale. Hi'wloMM will formr}! ly open nfttrr the flr:it <>f the .'KV./ year. The invocation at the banquet will be given by the Hev. TTnrry J. Ekstam, mlnl»ler of the HIJluliK! Congregational Church, und wor,l.? of welcome will be by the Rev. Donald L. Kent, pastor of the Salem Lutheran Church und chairman of the council o£ churchi.'M Christian Education Committee. Group singing will be led by the Rev. Wlllnrd B. Sopor, minister of the Congregational Church, and devotions will be in charge of- the Rev. Theodore A. Schrbdcr, pastor of the Immanucl Lutheran Church and council president. Introduction of speakers and a statement of purpose will be given by the Rev. Matthew H. Gates, minister of I he Methodist. Church. Cullen Supports Transfer Of Borough Land To CNG School Board Does 20 Minutes Work In 96; Meet In Private The Naugatuck Board of Education has resumed it« policy of holding "executive sessions" prior to their regular meetings at which matters "for publication" are discussed. In past years, when board meetings were scheduled in the evening it was a tradition for the board to meet behind closed doors for an hour or more before allowing press and public to enter. When the meetings were switched to the afternoon two or three years ago, the CANASTA "Wilh The Advice Of An Expert WILLIAM E. McKENNEY NEA Card Authority Today In The Nangatuck News 3) board for a time eliminated their >re-meet!ng sewHionH and instead, leld them after the regular meet- ng. Several months ago the meetings, vhich are scheduled for 4 o'clock, begair to be late getting under way. For a fw months the meetings were "rom 10 to 30 minutes la'.e getting- itarted. Last month the boavd met behind the closed doors of Superintendent of Schools until 4:40 before trooping out to the front room, conference room in the Tutllc building. The regular meeting lasted but 45 minutes. Yesterday the board, with the exception of Mrs. Valesca C. Downs who was a half-hour late met in Mr. Chittenden'i; office from 4 o'clock until 4:50 before starting the scheduled meeting. Members of the press, who had been kept cooling their heels for 50 minutes sat through approximately 20 .minutes of actual business, 23 minutes of varied conversation and a three minute recess while Mr. Chlttenden answered a phone call. Th» meeting adjourned at 5:36 o'clock. —Insure your child's health tills win- Mr. Call XIIUK. r,04» today lor CreaJ Oak Farm pastuerizcd milk.—Adr. Says Property Held For Purpose Now Under Discussion J. Francis Cullen, chairman of I he Demoeratlc Town Committee, today went on record as firmly indorsing a nlan to transfer borough land for the constructon of a N.i- tionnl Guard garage, and eventual:y an armory here. He f,talert thnt he beliovoB con- Mtnictinn of Iho building, or bulld- in.rn would "be i««j(l for tho community" and added lhat he cannot undnrHliind why there should b>» any doubt nt Inncl being granted liy the borough In vir^v/ of the ItiiTfii nmonnt of iifieairu owned bv Nnu- gatuck in the Meadowbrook area. Mr. Cullen said that he beli^ve.s the borough's plan not lo dl.-ipoiie nf nnv more of jl.H property W.'IM Initially put through with the Icl.-.i of preserving the property for lust Mich a purpose, "It would scorn rldlciiloiiK to let thli (ippiirtur.i'v pnnii. eiipi't.|:,n v w lt.h Ihr- hind iivull- ab'e," he said. He added that even If the land were not available, he would favor- purchase! of the land by t.he borough to be given th« guard for thin purpose. The fact Itjnt the Meadowbrook Kite would ho off the main highway, at ih)M limn, miiy later be offwet, he .said, by the fact thai consideration has been given to the thought of having Route 8 pass through Ihe general area of Mi-t- dowhrook, rather than along Main street ns Is the cnse now. In addition, he said, the National Guard garage, if constructed llrcTe, might alHo «orvc as a fluid house for use at Veterans' FleH. He stated that'it ia his understanding that the Park and Recreation CommlftHion is giving thought to tne construction of such facilities at Ihe field. "Use of the garage for this purpose would result !n a Having to the borough." Mr. Cullen nlHO pointed, out that he IK In favor of reopening the old Gem Theater In Ihe. Town Hall lor use as a basketball court especially for younger boy». "Thev intl.it now. In rno«t CRHOK, go all tt'.<s way to Hop Brook School, whert) they mnV use riicllltles during limited hours. The thcaler was banned .is a theater by the State Flro Marshal several years ago and has never been reopened for other uses. 700 Attend Father, Son Gathering More than lOf) attend the fl.-nt Falhcr-and-Son Night of the Central Avenue School PTA last night, in t.he school. A large malority •vere fathei'H and HoriB, and Mr<" IB. F. EauterbrookH, preoldent, rn- portH the evtnt highly succeasl'iil and cnthusiaHtlcally received by thOHo present, Including many inothora. A highlight of tho progrmni was n. p-roup of songs, "Tea Leaves," "Tell Me Your Dreams n.nd I'll Tel! You Mine," "Coney Inland Sweetheart," and many otlicrK, by tho Salem Village Four, of Ihe local chapter of Barber Shop Singers. These Included John Rlr.ardi, ThunniM ChlHwell, John CuHln, l-fenr-y Tin^ley, MovieH wore nhown by Robert Shephei-d. There was a colored film of Mexico. Richard Cnrriero sang a yroup of Bongs, including "Lullaby" and "Trees". The entertainers were Introduced by Mrs. Frank Peaalee, iind the program was arranged by Mr. and MrH. Mahlon Sears, HuHteBHCH were Mrn. Manuel Plres, Mrs. Stephen Cantor -and Mrs. Merwin PacWfer. Slight Accident On Hoadley Street Two automobiles were Involved in a slight accident on the lower end of Hoadley street, nonr Aetna street, shortly after 1 o'clock today, according to Police Chief John J. Gormley. (^ The autos were driven by Jo- ccph Kodite.s. 11 Surey 'Inne nnd Howard S. Johnson, 62 Hoadley street, Chief Gormley said. Both were notified to appear in court next Thursday, Nov. 17, to faee 'motor V2hiclc violation chargers.. —Take no rlmiires i,ti nmlilcn wlnn r wcntlicr. r.ct Krlr.kKon Motor*. 1211 llir.iiirr Are., wluterlxo y»ur car noiv. —Adv. Woman's Body Found In New London New London, Nov. 11—(UP)—The badly bruised body of a 27-year-old woman has been found In her uuartment in New London. The victim of what police believe was a fatal beating was identified as Mrs. Robert Starks. Her husband, a. 31-year-old Negro enlisted man In the Nlavy, was *a.ken Into custody nnd is being questioned. He was found In her npartment. after neighbors complained to police that there was too much noise Hospital Bulletins John Anderson, 83, of Field street, was admitted to St. Mary's hospital today with a fractured hl|p. He was taken to the hospital In the community annbulance. J, Frank Jones, Cemetery street, 1.3 u medical [patient at St. Mnv'n hospital. He Is being treated for injuries sustained two weeks ago In an auto crash in New Jersey. Mrs. Harriet Campbell, 00 Scott street. Is a medical patient :ut St. Mary'a hospital. The condition *f Michael Ruby, seven, of 145 Highland avenue, a polio patient at Waterbury hospital, la. reported to be "good" today. Authorities report he has a slisht case of the disease. — l-'oi- uvnr 30 ynarn Nniiirutiick Imm.t- nm*«rs bay. nm.l,, n»,ll"r" In wi"r- linry tlii-lr Kinre lor duality merclimi- Ulni' nn.I wld* noloctlun ut a tulr nrlcu. —Adv. Armistice Ceremonies Today At 3:30 Naugatuck today is observing (he 31st anniversary 01* the signing of the ArmiHtice which brought to a close the f»st, W*rid War ',:-. In ftbservance of the holiday, public and parochial schools are closed, as are the,banks, town hall offices, Service for Veterans office and the libraries. The post office Is operating on a holiday schedule, with mail being picked up and dispatched. Windows were opened until 1 o'clock this afternoon. This aftarnoon nt 3:30 o'clock Naugatuck veterans, the high school band, veteranu auxiliaries, Boy and Girl Scouts will parade from the Saloni .School playground t.o the World War I monument on '.he HoriicBhoc, The Rev. Roger B. T. Anderson of Waterbury will deliver the prln- olpnl luldre.HS und William Davl- •Jon will mud the honor roll. Others •vho will apeak are tho Rev. Wlnfred B. Langhorst of St. Michael'a Qplflcopol church, the Rev. George ""llclu.imkiiH of St. Mury'ii church, Major ,), W'llllttm Johnson, and Vcrnon J. LuPave, chairman of tho Veterans Council. Wreaths will be placed by Boy and Girl Scouts Legislators Recess Before Political Fight On School Aid Hartford, Nov. 11—(UP)—Connecticut's legislators are In uneasy recess today—girding themselves tor what promises to be .an all-out political battle over state education aid. The opening skirmish Is set for next Tuesday morning when a public hearing will be held on rival proposals for helping municipalities build more schools. Democrats want to spend not more than 25-mllllon dollars, the money to be raised by a 30-yeiir bond issue which would cosl. more than ono million dollars a year. Republicans want a limited program—probably not more than two million dollars—to be financed with current revenue. JAUBD Budapest, Hungary—The Hungarian government says it has jailed two women and a man and confiscated their pronertv for repealing "Voice of America" broadcasts. Births COCKCROFT—at, Mary's Hospital, Nov. 10, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cockcroft, 103 IMarjorle street. Ma*. Cockcj-o-ft is the former Hedwlg Nlskl. HARPER — In Griffin Hospital. Derby, Nov. D, a daughter and first child to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harper, III, of Ansonia. Mrs. Harper is the former Mary Mlganl. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mlganl, of Ansonia. Mr. Harper is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sainruel Harper, Jr., o:' Aetna street. —See "Bill" OlilnkowNkl at tne City Package 8tore for ull your llmior n«'»il«. Call 48»Z lor (IM|«:: '-Hvery^- Raymond Foley Appointed Principal Of High School By Board Of Education Inspect Meadowbrook Land As Possible Garage Site Carter "Anxious" To Have Guard Building Here An inspection of Meadowbrook property, owned by the borough, la being: made this afternoon by Warden Harry L. Carter, Stale Representative Adam Mcngaccl and members of the public welfare and park boards, and Carlton Bristol, representing the park committee of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce. / Warden Carter today said, "I am anxious to have a garage constructed here by the National Guard, but they haven't given us much time to make all the necessary arrang'c- ments." He said that ho bejleves all negotiations by the public welfare and borough boards can bo completed by Tuesday, providing the National Guard "given some Indication of how much property they need" and Army engineers make their official inspection of the land. With the rejection of Riverside drive property adjacent to Recreation Field as a garage and armory site, the warden has agreed to Meadowbrook land as an alternate site, although he previously was reticent in parting with any more borough owned property. The National Guard has strongly indicated that it will by-pass the borough in erecting a, $60,000 garage unless tranfiactlons can bo made Immediately. Warden Carter said that "It will be very difficult" for any of the borough boards involved to take definite action on..the amount of acreage they would be willing to transfer to the utate "Inasmuch as the state has not said how much it needs." General Joseph P. .Nolan of the ONG In a conversation with the warden yesterday told him that Monday Is the deadline for the borough to make Its decision. The borough'B chief executive assertcii, "If the public wofnre, board decides this afternoon that it Is will" Ing to transfer some of the properly unrfm- lt« juriwUctlon, the hoard en.n act upon the mutter at its regular monthly meeting Monday night. Its recommendation, which must bj made to the borough hoard, could' bo acted upon by that group ut a. upoelal mooting sometime Tuesday." He continued, "The time element ia very bad, Even if the pub- Ik' wclfii.ro board 1» aifreaablo, Id onoro-1 Nolan and Army engineers must come and' inspect the land for their approval, and they certainly aren't going ,to do that tomorrow ;>r Sundnty. f JJ wonder what ever happened to that site •plan they wore going to sond me. because we haven't any idea how much land they need for a garage, armory to >be ibullt In the future and a drill ground." Two years ago the borough was agreeable! to transferring slightly more than two acres to the state for an armory on Rlveroldo drive. (Continued on Page Six) Around The World In Brief (By United Press) APPOINTED Washington—The White HOUBC announces that Undersecretary of the Interior OWCJH !>. Chapman haw been appointed to MIC- eeed J. A. KI-UR a» Interior secretary. Prexldent Truman accepted Krug'B resignation today, effecttve December 1. Chapman ha» been In (lie Interior Department for 16 yea.ru. —ooo—— COURT ORDER. Washington — Coal industry spokesmen say the next move In the mine strike is up to John L Lewis. But in case Lewis fails to move for a settlement, government attorneys arc reported drawing up a court order to avert » now walkout threatened for the end of the month. ' oOo—— SEEK MEDIATOR New York—Kiwi and Gulf coast ship ownera and an A. F. of L. 'mlon have decided to take their deadlocked dispute to Federal Mediator CyruH Chlng In' YVanh- Inirton Monday. The Mawtern, Mati'H and Pilots union IB work- ins under a Hcoond contract which expire* Tuenday midnight. REPORT AGREEMENT Pittsburgh—United States Steel Company and CIO KtrolworkerH noKotlatorN are reported In i»irrce- Bifint <>n the major point* of a pension plan baaed on the Bethlehem Mettlcmc.nti. If remaining dlff<<*-flnc<w ur» worked out In tiilkM today, »H «xp«cted. lh« nik- tlonwlde Maol Hlrlkft will be ihr.-e- quartertt over. oOo QUESTION CUivnlnnd—Tho wartime commander or the Eighth Army in the Pacific says the big question In the Far East IB whether the Communlsls will bo able to control Iho teeming millions in China. Lieutenant-General Hjfc- ei-t Elchclbergcr told the joint, veterans commlBBlon In Cleveland Hint America muat hulp protect Japan until the nation can defend herself. oOo JAMMED WiiMhlngton—Thn chief of Ihu WuHhlnirton airport Control tower nays Jammed radio communications may hav« flgunnl In lli« air collision hotwiwn a l'-88 and an airliner hint week. The official Hays the rudlo requewt of the Bolivian pilot of the fighter fur an omnrgenoy landing may have been jammed because the tower was trying to send at the wumo time on the sume radio frequency. Unanimous Action Receives Favorable Comment; Board Studies Return Of Unused School Bldgs. To Borough Raymond K. Koley. who for two and one-half years has been performing the duties of Principal of Naugatuck High School, was of'i- cially appointed to that position !n two and one-half minutes by tin- Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting yesterday afternoon at the Tuttle School. Acting principal .since the »!>! iti^ of 1947 when Illness forced Edwin d L. Kehoc, Ihen principal, to take -i RAYMOND K. FOI,KY leave of absence, Mr. Foley \,<-- uomes the third principal of Die school. Charles P. Sladc was principal when the school wan npo^.--,] in 1005 and held that position until 11)45 when he retired. Mr. Kniioo was then appointed principal, holding the posilion until 1947. HP was retired in the- Hummer of 191S. Board Secretary John Vh, placed Mr. Folcy'n name in nomin i- tion, ''in recognition of the lino job he has done." Several member*! of tho board viud for the honor of seconding the motion und Ihi-n Peter Mceunn moved thtu tho n|>- polntm^nt be mude un.'inimoUH :.mi HO enler*?fi in I)H' r<f^**rv^». Siiperintemlonl Harold K. Cnit- tenden reported thnt one other a > |)llc;ttlon for the prlnclpal«hl|i ImJ Vif-nn received. Thnt from I>oon !-i Corliss, fornH'r rrmxie nupei-\-JH->r in the bnroiiKh schools, now Kiiper- intenilinil of music In Stamfor.l. Mr. Corliss left to take hln prcfon:. position in the summer of ll»4G. The replication wa» K'ven only cursory nttcntion by the bourd. Bimrd Chnlrmnn J. Nelson Judv miked (it the October meetlni; thnt members "consjlder tuklng fin;il ,n> tlon on Die appointment by th« November meeting." He suid thni any applications for the post would be "received and considered" l-u*. the bonrd Indicated thai the J: b would go to Mr. Foley If he would accept. Mr. Folcy'H appointment has been met with favorable comment on n.ll sides; from students, f.-iculty and tho public as a whole. Chairman Judy Jinked that ihc board begin considering what ia to (Continued on Page Six) Naugatuck High School Junior CJass Officers ° f the ClaS " at 1951 ' N «»Ktttuok Mitch School, elected yesterday. Sealed al '«•« •„ CATIIFK- M> T tttry a " d "* rigllt '" GE PRGK «rCinBIA, president. Standing, loft toifeM :,£ "i A^ ' ^"'^"tftlve tq the student council; KENNETH SM.T1I, vi^-prcHldent .,,^ JACK treasurer. Following the eleetlon, the new officer* were offered con K ratuI.U«ni. by Itay,i,,,nd K. >"oley, (j rinclpol.

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