Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 12, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, November 12, 1949
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Today's Chuckle Sign on a diaper service truck— "BOCK A 1JBY BABY." Sign on track operated by a Venetian Wind company: "THIS TBt'CK IS DRIVEN BY A BLIND MAN." —The Spotlight. VOL. LXIV, NO. 266 WKATIIKK Cloudy and much colder today than yesterday. Mostly cloudy and continued cold tonight. Tomorrow, cloudy followed by rain with little change in temperature. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1949 TBMI'KBATURK REPORT Midnight, 58; 3 u. m., 51; 6 a . m , 47; 9 a. m., 45; 10 a. m., 46. Leased Wire Service of the United Press Borough Observes 31st Anniversary Of Armistice 6 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS t, V h J ,¥! • \ I of ti ^° r of the monumen vice-chairman of the Naugatuck Veterans Council, Is shown at far left on th.; platform as he addressed a large gath- nts at ceremonies marking the 31st anniversary a' the sinning of the Armistice which ended World War I Standing nson is the Rev. Roser B. T. Anderson, Watcrbury, World War I chaplain who delivered the principal address. On the . • . ,K . . Z B y S , couts John W - Bowler and Joseph Ho >erts and Girl Scout, Jomm Sundber,;, who placed Mm wreath on the monument m tribute to Naugatuck men who Jled In the :'lr«t World War. At right, are Ihe Key. Winfred K Langh, rst of St Michael's ccpal church and the Rev. George V llclauskasjofJH. M^J^™^^ |:orUon_«.f_tli« NmigutucU High school ImmlI Is seen at, the far left. Inspection Of Proposed National Guard GaragtTsite Standing on land included in one ef two propone] sites on IWmidowbroiik Home property are memb,-™ of lii« public, welfare and park •ioners boards and other*, who inspected the property yesterday nfter u.on. The tract is the southwest corner of the town farm property. Rubber avenue runs between the Iwc of public welfare; Willlan gacci; Dorothy 31. Bean of reeni the Iwo holism shown In the background. Those shown left to right are: J. Rudolph Anderson, superintendent m Stokes, park commissioner; Eric Gabrlel.'ton, public welfare board member; State Representative Adam Mon- if The Ne-.vs; Warden Harry t,. Carter with luck to camera talking to William II. Moody, park commissioner; Clarence Green anfl Augustine Ba-bioro, purk commissioners. Veterans Groups To Hold Anniversary Observances Tonight A ball commemorating- the 17-Hh anniverbary of the establishment of the United State.; Marine Corns, sponsored by the Nnugatuck Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League, will be held this in Odd Fellows hall. Dancing will be from 9 to 1 o'clock. Highlight of the fourth annual, semi-formal affair will be the cutting of a huge birthday cake by Robert F. Miller, detachment commandant, and Mrs. C. Wooster, president of the Ladies' auxiliary. Miuic will be provided by Grog Phelan's orchestra. Also scheduled for this evening U the 20th annual Ar.-r.istice bill of Post No. 17, American Legion The, affair will gc-t under way nt 8:30 o'clock with the serving of a steak diintr in St. MichaelY; church parish house Dancing wi;i follow in Pythinn hall. Howard Walsh is chairman of the committee. Redediction To Cause Of Freedom Recommended Deaths HOLMES—Joseph T., of 86 Melbourne court. Naugatuck, in Naugatuck. Nov. 12, 1949. Funeral Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson- Funeral E-Iome. 2C1 Meadow street. Burial iri Orove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 3 lo 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock. —Tike no chances »n suililrn winti-r wfatlicr. i.ct Krlcksoii Motors. 129 Rubber Ave.. wiulerixe your car now. —AUT. "Armistice Day calls us to the rcdcdication of our.Melve.-j to the cause of freedom," said the Rev. . Roger B. T. Anderson, pastor of i Trinity Church. Waterbury, a Cbap- I lain in World War I, who was prln- | clpiil speaker at the borough's Ai- tnistlcc Day observance yesterday afternoon. | "The day has not lost .its signifi- i cance, even though another war has j intervened," he said. "The path of j world peace lies before us. The I quest for peace is hot easy, it calls for those same qualities of courage, j loyalty and sacrifice which war i so strikingly brings forth among I those who .serve in the armed forc- I es." I "We speak of the 'cold war' and ; wonder what its outcome will bo," I he continued. "We witness the I struggle between democracy and ; communism. Communism which .seeks to disguise itself as demo! cracy, when, in reality, it is but ; the of cruel, relentless tyran- 'ny. Against this we must be vigl- I lant and stand firm; we must sock . to develop the ties of friendship j with all peoples or the earth. The 'United Nations must be more than | just a name, we musi. make it a reality HO real that it will achieve for all nations a just and lasting peace." In closing. Rev. Anderson said: "Finally, we must not forget and this is most important, that the true brotherhood nf men can only be found in the Fatherhood of God. ! —Tor OVIT 20 Mail's Nnuu-atiick IIOIM-- mukrrs ]i !IT( , lliulli-j's in Wut>-r- , Ijnry Iliclr slorc tor uimlity morchun- j (Use an,I < si'li><<tion at a lair iii'ieo. —Adv. The bond which links all men in brotherhood is Christ JCBUS Our Lord. Let us in prayer lift up tho world, its needs, its sorrows, ils perplexities and placp them in His Sacrc(l*< : Hi!art, that His love may purge out nil droHM and unworthl- ncss and point UK to that party of the just, which shineth more and morfe unto the perfect day." Parade The observance befcan with u parade from Park place. ui;> Church street and along Division street to the World War I monument on the horseshoe at the- foot of the high school steps. Vernon J. LaFave, chairman of the Naugatuck Veterans Council; Maj. ,f. William Johnson, Council vii'e-rhairma.n and; rf-'hn,lrimin. of the observance; and Austin .Phillips, Council bugler, led the line of march. They were followed by tho Colors, a firing squad, the Naugatuck Hit;h School hand and representatives of various local veterans organizations and their auxiliaries. Organization.; represented were: J'ost 17, American Legion, Veterans of ' Foreign Wars; Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans; Niujgaturk Valley r>eiliic.hni«sn!., Marine Coi';.w League; Montana)'!Rado Post, Italian-American War Veterans; the American Veteran:*; and the Ladies Auxiliaries of tho American Lefion and V. F. W. At Monument The opening prayer at the menu- Union City Man Free Under Bond In Larceny Case A Union City man is ono ot flvo 'men arrested during the part week on charges of larceny and receiving stolen goods according to Southington police. Richard Folcy, 23, of 100 Pros- poet street, a truck driver, employed by Apothecaries Hall,-Wa- lerbury, wtusi arrested yesterday In that city by Waterbury Detectives Paul 'Moynlhan and James Stack for Hotithington police. He and the other four men are free under bonds of $300 each for appearance in Southington Town Court Nov 25. Three other truck drivers employed by the Waterbury flrm are Identified by police aa Joseph Maritis, 40, of Cornelius street, Waterbury; Thcmoi* J. Ward, 2(1, Wolcott and George Tschauder, 46, of Middle street, Waterbury. These three and Foley are charged with larceny. Stewart Wlltsle, 51, West street, Southington, a painting contractor Is charged with receiving stolen goods. Southington police report 'hat he received nearly J50O worth of paints, linseed oil and white 'p^, , stolen from the Waterbury firm. 41) but Foley were arrested earlier in the week by Trooper Thomas O'Brien of the special services rlepartment of the State Police, Hartford. Southington police report the four truck drivers have boon stealing and selling materials f or "several months." Police Indicate the four operated in other ".itics and their activities arc Htlll being Investigated. Finds Gas Leak With Match; $300 Damage Is Result Damage estimated at $300 was ruuscd o.t the homo of Jean Gagnon, Mulberry Hill road, Unit night IH a result of a fire started when he 111, u match to find a gas leak in a stove, Fire Chief John J. Shcri- 'lnn ' reports. Firemen were summoned by uhone at 8:40 o'clock and five mln- litos later n second truck was culled to the fire. Chief .Sheridan walcl flames uhot <o the: ceiling ot tho kitchen us the match touched oil the escaped gas. '''Ire lodged In a partition of the iilluhen wall In the ono-famlly •Iwclllng. Fire nquipmcnt remained •it thu scene for nn hour while Ciremcn made sure tho blaze was duelled. Earlier hurt evening, according Lo Ohio!' Sheridan, firemen were •"..•illed to the home of Mrs. Albert Beneville, 8 Dunn avenue, to ex- MngulMh a blaze in nn oil burner, 'In .said no damage was caused by 'hi: bliii-.u. The home is owned by Mrs. Anna'Martinaitis, Highland avenue. 'Klrnmen were .called by by phone; at 5:-IO o'clock. (Continued on Page Six) Hospital Bulletins Mrs. rcilnor Heavens, Dalton drive, is a surgical patient at Waterbury horipital. —Insure your chilli's health thin win- t«r. Cull NIIIIK. r,(ll» today lor Great Onk Farm puatuerixitd milk.—Adr Offer Meadowbrook Land For National Guard Garage Youth Shot By Police In Pursuit Of Stolen Auto Joseph T. Holmes, Retired Rubber Worker, Succumbs Joseph T. Holmes, a lifelong resident of Nnugatuck, died suddenly In his sleep early this morning M hia homo, 88 Melbourne court. Mr. Holmes wus born here Oct. 15, 1868, In the Union City section of the borough, the son of the lato Joseph T. and Ann (Needham) Holmes. An employe of the U. S. Rubber fn. for many years, he was retired 18 years ago as supervisor of sundries. Wednesday evening he received, his pin as a member of the company's "50-year Club" at HH fifth nnniiul dinner In the Wator- l/iiry Club. A member of St. Michael's Episcopal phurch, ho was a Past Mastor and member for more than BO years of Shepherd Lodge of Masons and a mdmbcr of Allerton Chapter Royal Arch Masons. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella (Blggen) Holmes, of Naugatuck; two daughters, Mrs. Ray A Melbourne, of Naugatuck, and Mrs. Thomas E. Wlnnlnger, of Meriden; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial will be in Grove cemetery. The Rov. Winfred B. Langhorst, rector of St. Michael's church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock. Shepherd Lodge will hold the Masonic service tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock at the funeral home. Members of Shepherd lodge, A. F. & A. M., are requested to moot tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock at the Masonic Temple, Church street, to proceed in a body to the funeral home to pay rasppcts to Mr. Holmes. Births SCHOENBERG — Horace Harding Hospital, Elmhurst, L. I., Nov. I), a first child, a son, Kenneth Steven to Mr. and Mrs. Phil Schoenberg, Elmhurst, and grand- won of Mrs. Margaret Stein, 86 Spring street nnd David Schoenberg, Bronx, N. Y. Mrs. Schoenberg is the former Ruth Stein of Naugatuck. Borough Resident Hospitalized In "Fair" Condition Thomas Moynllmn, 17, of 489 'ijulnn street, was shot last night by a Waterbury policeman after he allegedly abandoned a stolen car he was driving and attempted *o flee from police on ;'oot. St, Mary's hospital officials rc- oort his condition as fair. They eaid he is suffering a bullet wound through the buttock and groin. Motor Patrolman Paul Salvatore ihot Moynihan climaxing a police :hase of 80 mllcs-an-hour. Salvatore and Motor Patrolman Thomas Fiore reported they first observed Lhe ".o.r driven by Moynlhan pass them •it a fast rate of speed on South Main street, Waterbury. They gave chase and pulled up along aide the oar and ordered tho driver to stop. Instead, Moynlhan swerved the car In front of the police cruiser and raced away northward on South Main street. They said the car then turned into Piedmont street, and Patrolman Salvatore fired two shots into the air as a warning. The car failed to stop and turned into Baldwin atreot. Moynlhan was clocked it 80-mile* an hour on Baldwin street. According to the officers, the Moynihan car slowe ddown nt 2023 Baldwin street. Moynlhan jumped out of the right side of the car while it was moving and started to run into a wooded area. The "ar continued for about 200 feet ind crashed into a highway fence. The officers wtoppod their car and shouted to the youth to halt Moynlhan was stopped by a bullet 'Irod at hla leg by PaU'olman Sal- (Cbntinued on Page Six) Long Holiday Layoff For Two Depts. Production schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend have been announced by W. E. Bittle, factory manager. Waterproof and fabric Shoe operations will close Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the end of the regular pre- hollday six-hour nchcdules. Operations will be resumed on these commodities Monday, Nov. 28. Flat Sponge operations will dost at the end of the regular pro-holiday schedules Nov. 23, but will resume operations Friday, Nov. 26, on the regular extended work week schedule. Operations on Wlndlace will be dependent upon orders from the automotive Industry, and it will be necessary to clear the Thanksgiving weekend operating schedule with the individuals. Mr. Bittle Bald, "Unsatisfactory consuming weather for Waterproof, and the reluctance of buyers to place advance orders for Fabric Shoes resulting from the loss of earning power of tho populace In general, because of the widespread effects of the steal and coal strikes, make It necessary for us to take the extended holiday weekend." All office departments will operate Friday, Nov. 25 on regular schedule. General Nolan To Inspect 2 Sites Today Welfare, Borough Boards To Act Monday, Tuesday On Transfers If Land Accepted Inspection of two parcels of land in the Meadowbrook Home area, ias potential sites for the projected National Guard Garage and armory, Is being made this morning by General Joseph P. Nolan of th* iCNG, accompanied by State Rep| resentative Adam Mengacci and ' Warderi Harry L. Carter. The visit to the borough today by the National Guard officer resulted In action taken yesterday afternoon, after a Joint inspection of the land was made by mem- bera of the public welfare and park boards and others. General Nolan submitted site plans and layouts today, showing the exact amount of land desired by the CNG for the proposed con- structlon. It Is believed the Guard wants about four acres of property. Those making the tour yesterday indicated that they favored transferring a tract located in the southwest corner of Meadowbrook property. The land bounds Veterans Field In the south, and include* a portion used as community gar- denes during summer months. Th« land bounds on Rubber avenue and is near the Spencer and Nelson residences. The second tract Inspected is on the east side of the Mcadowbrook Home. It is believed the approximately 100 feet span between the Thurston & Sons garage now be- (Contlnued on Page 6) YOU SHOULD KNOW r Patsy Labriola, President, Cristoforo Colombo Society YARRISON—Waterbui'y hoslpltal, Nov. 5, a second son, Norman Eugene, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Yarrison, Glen utreot, Waterbury. &i:u. Yarrison is tho former Letitla Stratton of Naugatuck. \Matorna) grandparents, are Mr. and Mrs. James Stralton, Scott street. The paternal grandmother is Mrs. Daisy Coburn. "Bill" Oldafcownkl at the City Package Store for all your liquor needs. C»U 4802 lur c]ul«i '"llTery.— One of Naugatuck'o adopted sons, an Italian Immigrant who name to this country but 38 years ago and has since risen to a prominent and respected position in the comunity, Patsy Labriola, President of the Cristoforo- Colombo Society is a man whom you should know. Patny'B short, stocky figure Is familiar to many of the borough's resident's, particularly in the "Little Italy" section of town, where he has lived and worked for most of his life here. An active member of the Cris- t.oforo Colombo Society for some S4 years, he was reelected president for a second consecutive term last Sunday, It marks the seventh time since 1915 that ho has been named by his fellow members to bead the organization, Ho was one of the leaders in the society's program to build a new home, which culminated only a few weeks ago when the beautiful rambling structure on South Main atreet was dedicated. When the group definitely decided to go uhead with the construction Jast ttprlng, Patsy was given full authority to bo In charge of tho pro- 1ect. He designed the plans for the building and then supervised the actual construction. In August he took a two weeks' vacation, but oven then hl« thoughts were on the new home. Instead of taking things easy, he spent many hours drawing up plans for tho bar which IB situated in one of tho buildlng'v j main rooms, and for landscaping ' on the grounds. Undoubtedly tho moving spirit In the program, ho declines to take full credit. Ho points out that without the aid of the many members who donated their time In helping plan and construct the building, it might nevor have been realized. Born In Italy Patsy was born in Ruoti, Italy, n. town of about C,000 population, 100 mllcH from Naplew, In 1893, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Labriola. He has one sister, Vin- cnnza, who still lives In Ruoti. His father was a barber and tailor in the small Italian community and Patsy began at an early age to help him in his shop, learning both trades, He recalls that he was doing both harboring and tailor work when only soven years old. All his formal education was received in Ruoti. Nov.. 3, 1910, when only. 17 years old, Patsy took as his bride the former Rosina Famularo. Mrs. Lab- riola was a native American, having been born In New York. She was taken back to Ruoti, birthplace of her parents, when a baby and.there grew up. Decided To Stay In May of 1911 then only 18 years old, Patsy and his bride left their family and frlendii to como to the United Stales to make their home, settling In New York city They came to Naugatuck a year later to visit Mrs. James DcCurlo, Mrs. Labriola's sister, Louise, who had come here with her husband a few years before. They found PATSY LABRIOLA tho small community nestled in the rolling hilln surrounding the Naugatuck valley so much to their liking that they decided to stay. Patsy first took employment here as a barber In a shop operated by Uio late Eddie Plchulo, who was among the first Italian Immigrants to make Naugatuck his home many years before. After three years in Mr. Pichulo's South Main street shop, Patsy opened his own barber Hhop on Church street, where Pou- Un's Smoke Shop Is now located. A couple of years later Patsy sold his barber shop and opened a pool hall, later selling that business to po back to 'harboring in the old White Bear bowling alleys. He later opened another barber shop on Mniple street, w^hlch Is still in existence nexf to TTaT?^; restaurant. In 1922 he ventured into the real estate business, conducting his barber shop and buying and selling property on the t?idc. Pataj- sold his shop and opened another In the Central House, which is also still In existence, operating the latter until 1929. He then r.old that bjslncan and purchased 17 ocivs of land in Cotton Hollow, building what Is now known as Sulllvnn'K Inn. When the Inn wan find built, T'atay coll- ed it the Cold Spring Inn. operating It himself from 1930 to 1034. when ho last it because of conditions resulting from the depression. From what he was able to salvage from his venture into inn- keeping, Patsy opened his fourth, and final barber shop, at 149 South Main street. He operated that for only a few months and then sold out to devote all his time to the real estate business. A Contractor In 1939 and 1940 he ventured into the contracting business. HUCCODH- fully building and isclllng 16 ono family houses. Patsy got a kick f>ut of that period of his life. He likes to build and hopes to someday again go into the contracting bUHinwMi, but nol until things arc more scttlod and $6,000 and 17,000 homes arc aRoln selling for that price. When the war came on and materials became scnrcc. Patsy gave up building homes, once more to devote the time exclusively to buying nnd selling properties. Things went along smoothly until 1943, when bin eldest son, 'ROCCO, went Into the Army. Patsy then went to work at the U 8 Rubber, to do his bit. taking over the job that his son pave up to enter the Army, as a final inspector in the fuel cell department. He held that position for several months but was finally forced to give it up when his wife .sustained a broken leg In a. fall at their home and It wa* necessary for him to care for her during her convalescence. He Inter worked for a time at the Bristol Co still War Since that time he has been devoting his time to hi* real estate business, his family and the CrU- toforo Colombo Society. After the war, be helped his «on. Rocco through television school and In "^f "S «P the Balcor Television, which Rocco operates at the corner of Main and Maple streets He also has two daughters, An- (Continued 011 Page Three)

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