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Today's Chuckle The New Tork Post reports a sign In a Cocktail Lounge "PLEASE DON-T STAND Vf WHFLE ROOM IS IX MOTION." —Production Progress. VOL. LXIV, NO. 268 WEATHER Mostly sunny and mild this afternoon. Fair and cool tonight w:;h the low between 30 and 35 degrees. Tomorrow, fair with little change in temperature. The high near r>5. 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" ESTABLISHED 1886 TEMPEKATUBE REPORT Midnighl, 41; 3 a. m., 37; 6 a. m., 33; 9 a. m., 40; noon, 62. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1949 Rail Fares To Be Raised This Week Eastern Roads In Third Hike In Three Years New Haven, Nov. 15—(UP)—A •pokesman for the New Haven Railroad says that a passenger fare Increase will be announced this week by the railroad. The announcement followed approval by the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington of a 12 and one-half per cent boot in railroad passenger fares in the East. The spokesman for the New Haven indicated that fores would be increased on its lines to the limit •et by the ICC. Leased Wire Service of the United Press Humphreys Lauds Community Spirit Of Rubber Plants Initial Visit To Naugatuck Made By President Of U. S. Rubber Co.; Busy Schedule Listed; Accompanied by Company's Top Officials Foot- at 7:30 o'clock will return to tl 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS The U. S. Rubber Co. wear Plant rolled out the plush carpet today for the first official visit to Naueratuck of Harry E. Humphreys, Jr., U. S. Rubber Co. president. Mr. Humphreys nrrivcd !n the boroujrh this morning shortly he- fore 10 o'clock, accompanied by Krif McNp.ir. his assistant. The party was joined by Walter Norton, »s«iRtnnt general manager of the Footwear and General Pi-r-.rl- ucts division; Elmer White, vice- president and general manaprer rf the Footwear and General Products division: Charles Glaess. production manager of the Footwear division: and Williard E. Bitlic factory mnnaper. The group insnectecl the Footwear plant and its divisions this a I the Wn- At 3 o'clock A j>ress conference was scheduled for 3:30 o'clock. This evening the pirtv will . ,, " •' (By United Press) The Interstate Commerce Commission has approved a 12 and on'e- half per cent boost in railroad pas- •enger fares in the East. That means anywhere east'of the niornin £ and lunched Misslwippi and north of the Cmio ttrbury Cnuntrv Club. and Potomac rivers. The increase I s aftcrnoon M r. Humnhrevs and can be put into effect in five days ! hls P artv was tn meet with the However, the boost applies only to P |ant ' s "50-Year Club" in the plant. reguJar fares and will not affect the fares of commuters. This is the third increase author-. ,. . lied for eastern railroads in three I er a the Waterbury Club nnd years. Southern and Western railroads did not apply for a boost. The new rates will raise eastern coach fares to a little under three and one-half cents a mile, and parlor and sleeping car fares to about four and on-half cents a mile. | A spokesman for the New York ! Central at New York «ys the in-! crease win raise the price of a one-! way coach ticket from New York j to Chicago from $27.30 to $30.71. i And the first class fare will go | The appointment of Charles from $36.35 to $40.69. Brust, of 219 Hillside avenue. One member of the ICC protest-' chairman of the 1950 fund earned the decision. Charles Mahaffir i paign of the Naugatuck Red Cross contended that the railroads should j Chapter was announced today by imptove their passenger service, I John H. Schmuck, chairman of the borough for the first in a series of management forums for Foot-.vear plant personnel, with Mr. Humphreys as the principal speaker. Humphreys Comments The goal of the U. S. Rubber Co. is to make good products and at the same time be a corporate citizen operating in the interest of employes, stockholders and he general public, Mr. Humphreys said today. He praised the company's local plants for their success in pioneering new and improved products and for their active participation in civic and community affairs. "Wo are proud to be a part of, this community," he said. "There is no group anywhere which has contributed more to the growth of the rubber industry than you people in Naugatuck." World-Fiimous "Your community is world-famous not only as the birthplace of the industry but as the leading producer today of many important rubber (Continued on Page Eight) Brust Heads (Motorcycle Red Cross Fund Drive adding, ditional "measures, other than ad- increases in fares" are needed to stop the decline in railroad revenue. Troop Beacon Falls Scout Committee Asks Public Support Beacon Falls Correspondent's Phone 6748 Plans to rebuild and strengthen Troop 1, Beacon Falls Boy Scouts, were discussed last night at a district roundtable meeting in the American Legion Home. It is hoped residents of the community will help support the troop in its effort* to expand. Leaders of the troop and othetr officials of the district believe the troop may be of greater service to the community if enlarged. Resident* of the town, interested »n Scooting, are invited to attend a meeting of the troop committee Thursday evening at 7 o'clock in the Legion home. Among those invited to attend are the Rev. Jerome Cooke, pastor of St. Michael's R. C. church and the Rev. L. A. Harper, Jr.. minister of United Church. Among thorn at last night's meet- inr were Mr. Harper and John McGeever. Troop 1 committeemen; Cecil Matson and Weston Boyd of Troop 2, Naugatuck; Raymond Andersen. Robert Holdaworth and James Reynolds of Troop 9 Beacon Valley; Stanley Dibble,, Troop 7 Naugatuck; Robert Shepherd, Cub Scout commissioner; V. C. Neklu- tin assistant commissioner and Francis A. Clark, district commissioner. Representing Post 25, American Legion were Walter Okoski, Mickael Kreneski, Joseph Natowich Edward Enamait and Raymond Jones, Scoutmaster of Troop 1. Town Court Albert Silverman, Kew Gardens ..>!,• Char 8' ed wlth speeding, forfeited a $25 bond when he failed to appear before Judge Edward Bea in Beacon Falls Town Court : as t night. He was arrested last week by Constable Raymond Jones. Stephen J. Drusick 225 Melville drive. Fairfield, arrested by State Trooper Alexander Kostick of Bethany Barracks on ft charge of 'Continued on Page Eight) chapter's board of directors. Mr. Brust, vice-president of the Eastern Malleable Iron Company, -Isnr* yo.r rhlKr. Health thin win- »r. Call *..«. i»4* t»l.r tor Or«| 0«* Farm n*.tn.rl»M milk—Ad* CANASTA With The Advice Of An Expert WILLIAM E. McKElWEY NEA Card Authority Today In The Nau^atuck News I <Pa*e 3) CHARLES E. BBUST sent a slate of directors Chapter's annual meeting, has been active in Red Cross work for several years. He served as chairman of the special Individual ?lfts division during this year's campaign. Mr. Schmuck said, "We are fortunate in obtaining Mr. Brust as chairman of the fund-raising campaign which starts March 1 and continues throughout the entire month." Mrs. Charles Andersen, executive secretary of the local chapter, announced today that William G. Boies has been named chairman of a nominating committee which will pre—' at the „, Thursday evening, in the Tuttle "Music shed. Main speaker of the evening will be J. Halsey Thomas, Field Director of the Red Cross claims division of the Veterans Administration in Hartford, Mrs. Andersen said. Mr. Thomas will speak on "Veterans' Claims and the Red Cross Chapter's Responsibility." Veterans are invited to attend, particularly if they have questions to ask. Mrs. Andersen said. Mr. Thomas will be available at the close of the program to all who wish advice on veterans' problems. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Amelia Peck, 17 Fuller street, is a surgical patient at the Waterbury Hospital. Driver Fined $100 In Court Walter P. Vitkauskas, 19. of 2548 East Main street, Waterbury, was fined $100 when he appeared before Judge Martin L. Caine in Borough Court on a charge of o|perating a motorcycle while under the influence of liquor. Judge Caine remitted $35 of the fine. Vitkauskas was arrested at 3:30 o'clock -yesterday afternoon -after his motorclcle went out of control and crashed on North Main street near Cemetery street, According to Patrolman Donald Dooliug:, who was at the scene to direct traffic for children being released from school, the motorcycle went out of control as it traveled south. Louis Moffo, a passenger on the motorcycle was thrown to the ground first, followed by Vitkaus- kas, Patrolman Dooling said. The cycle continued for about 00 feet before crashing into a wall. Vit- kauskas suffered- a cut over his left eye, and scrapes of the hands and legs. He was given first aid treatment by Captain Anthony A. Malone and later was treated by Dr. Edwin R. Currari. Vltkauskas admitted in court that he had drunk two glasses of wine and four .glasses of beer before going for a ride on the motorcycle. Nine Deer Brought Back BylOHunters Local Sportsmen Return From Camp In Topsfield, Me. Ten local sportsmen in a party of 12 returned Saturday from ri two weeks' hunting trip in -Maine with seven deer to show for t.helr efforts. The party spent the two weeks a! "Camp Naugatuck", TopsfiolJ, Me. Also along, each baling a deer, were Fred Lake of Thoma.%ton. and the Rev. Anthony Sima, of New London. Those in the party who brought home deer were: Fred Baker, Lea- Former Gem Theater To Be Opened For Baseball, Basketball Practice Prizes For FirSi'Home Runs At Hopkins Park Stadium Presented To Peter J. Foley Little Leaguers Baker, Frank Baker, Baker, William Brush. S-hmitz, Sr., and Ralph Jam Harry Fash Also in the party were Dr. Joseph .T. Sitar, DeForest Hart and Hairv Behmitz, Jr. Largest deer shot was an 11- point buck by Frank Baker. The heaviest animal weighed 225 pounds, dressed. Others weighed 20S. 100 and 160 pounds, dressed weight. The other deer bagged were does and smaller bucks. Deer were more scarce this year than In the past, members of the party reported. They said that ilui- innr most of the two weeks the wnnther wn.s cold and raw, with rain nnd snow hamporlnK the hunl- ing. Moose and bear were reported to be plentiful in the area, although none was bagged by the local men. BULLETINS Mrs. Vernon J. LaFave. 218 South Main street, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Roberta Vest. 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vest, Cherry street, is a tonKlllectomy patient at St. Mary's hospital. Catherine McCleary, five, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs Charles McCleary, Hillside avenue, 'is a tonslllectomy patient at St Mary's hospital. -Spjrlal dfllTi-ry service Is imilnUinc-H it) Jladlry'K in Vuterliury for Xiint'ii- tnr* riiKtnmcrs. who wish In hnr np- liltanrvv nncl limillnrr n j prii-os.—/»ilv. Hearing Today On Bill To Provide Local School Aid Naugatuck is being represented this afternoon at a public hearing before a committee of the state legislature on a measure, Introduced jointly by State Representatives Adam Mengacci and M Leonard Caine, Jr., which would provide a $150,000 state aid grant tor ttir construction of school buildings in the borough. Borough Atty. Joseph K. Talboi is representing Warden Harry L. Carter at the hearing. Others attending are Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chiltenden, Dr. J. Nelson Judy, chairman of the Boixrd of Education and head of the school building committee, and Walter Booth, representing the Salem School Parent-Teacher Association. The Naugaluck legislation is one of many bills being heard this aft-, crnoon tn Hartford. Earl Shcdd of thn Salem School PTA reports that resolution!? favoring the stale aid grant have hbon drawn up by the organization and forwarded to the General Assembly. He also said copies of the resolutions have been given Representative Mengacci. The resolutions follow: Resolved that this Association is in accord with the stand taken by the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Parent-Teacher Association in urging the General Assembly to vote substantial State aid for schools without further delay and that such aid be based on a percentage of cost formula. Resolved that this Association urges that thn General Assembly specifically allocate funds to amiist in the construction of the Central Avenue, Cross Street and Meadowbrook Schools here in Naugatuck and that our local representative be asked to transmit this resolution to the General Assembly now PAY FINES Washington—John ,L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers have paid their fines for disobeying a government no-strike order last year. Federal court officials in Washington think the fine may be the largest ever paid. The union had to put up $1,400,000. And Lewis personally was fined $20,000. However, the union paid for both—the larger by certified check and the other in cash. RESCUED Mahoney City, Pa, — Fifteen weary coal miners were resting this morning after being: trapped lost night, by a mine cave-In. The miners all got out safely after being held 900 feet underground for eight hours. oOo BUSINESS Maline, 111.—A railroad executive believes the resumption oil work in the steel and coal industries will cause business to bounce back to a very Brood level for al least six months. But President J. D. Farrington of the Rock Island Railroad says that first, business in general will feel the crippling effects of the strikes for nbout two months. FIND BODY Hollywood — Police, have found the* broken body of six-year-old I.Inda Joyce Glucoft, missing since late yesterday, hidden In a backyard near hor home In Hollywood, Calif. The cops are now anarch- ing for fl7-y*tar-old Fred Strohlo, a man with a criminal record who Is known to have been friendly with Linda. „ in session. Two Coats Reported Missing Following Meetings Last Night Two coats were reported missing last night following meetings of the Naugatuck Junior Woman's club and tho Naugatuck Woman'n club Juniorcttes In the American Legion street. Memorial Home, 21 Cedar The .photo at the Tight sltow.s Eddie Zmyewski as he was presented a glove aud Little League jcicket by Thomas Scally at Saturday night's first, nnnual Peter J. Foley Little League ban- que't in the YMCA gymnasium. The prizes were donated by Mr. Seally for the first home run to be hit in the Stadium. The photo below shows Alex Zonas being presented a glove and Little League jacket by Mrs. James Thnrston. Alee was the second boy to hit a home run at the Hopkins Park Stadium. The prizes were donated by Mr. Thnrs- ton. Also shown '171 the picture, left to right, are: Raymond K. Foley, Principal of Naugatuck High school,, master of ceremonies; Mrs. Ralph Stotz, wife of the league's treasurer; and Warden Hurry L. Carter. Seated in the right foreground is Joseph Marinello, coach of the Braves, runners-Tip to the champion Red' Sox. News Photos. Police, headquarters report a complaint was entered last night on one of the missing coats by Miss Helen Mai of Mlllville. a member of the Naugatuck Junior Woman's ; club. Although police have had no report as yet. Mrs. Willis Peterson, 42 Quinn street, today said a coat belonging to her daughter, Miss Elisc Peterson, a member of tho Juniorettes, was missing when »he was leaving the meeting last night. Police said today that they have not recovered either the white shor- tic jacket coat belonging to Miss Mai, or the new tan tweed coat owned by Miss Peterson. Births RUSATO — St. Mary's Hospital. Nov. 14, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rusato, 534 South Main Htroct. Mrs| Rusato is the former Julia Triano. SCHUlIACHER—St. Mary's Hospital, Nov. 14, a daughter to Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Schumacher, 48 Cherry atrect. Mrs. Schumacher is the former Hedv/ig Schultz. -flee "Illll" OlilBkawHkl Ptockag* Htom (or nil nt the City State General Fund Unable To Support School-Aid Program Hartford, Nov. IB—(UP)--A legislative hearing has been told that t would be virtually impossible to keep Connecticut out of the red f the state-aid to school construction program is paid for out of the general fund. The warning came from top- bracket state officials as legislators ncard the pros and' cons of Democratic and Republican bills on the subject. Finance Commissioner James B, Lowell was blunt about his views. He said "that there is absolutely no room for further appropriations against the general fund of the state. Such action by the general assembly would Invite serious financial trouble." This i.uwpoint was supported by State Budget Director Robert H. Weir. He said that the state's estimated surplus "is a very thin cushion." which may well disappear altogether. Another comment came from tax* department research director John Tarrant. He warned the hearing that not only are sales tax receipts on a decline but other laxen, particularly corporation taxes, are in a slump. Some 400' school officials, teachers, parents and legislators attended the hearing. The administration bill calls for paying the school program with a $25,000,000 bond issue. The Republicans propose to use general fund money to help towns retire school bonds. Police Muni On Genova Arrests Continimr.-ces to next Monday, uml«r bonds of $2,500 ow,h wcro (river Joseph awl Sitlvatore Goiiova, brother*, of Waterbury/ when they appeared before; .Tud«;<; Martin L. Caine in Borough Court today. They were urrpHti-d on technical charges of breach of thn p«\-ice yesterday by Captain Anthony A. Malone and Sift. George Smith. Salvutore, 17, llvns at 2:1 America, street nnd Joseph, ^7, lives at 32 Soeley struct. Police ar« seeking a. th'ril brother !n connection with tl»« the r,asn. Police decllnoil to com- nn-nt on the natnrn of their ciiHiw or the rciiwm for the. hlc;li hondH set. Both men arc free undi-r bond." Police Chief John •I. Gormlcy said I he arrnstt) worn tho rnsiilt of "family trouble" lint declined further comment. Froehlich Returns From Union Parleys Gc,orKc Froohlich, president, of Local •!!), United Rubber Workers, CIO, footwear plant, and a member of the international executive board has returned to tho borough after a two weeks stay in CJeve- Cleveland he spent a land. Ohio. While in week at. the national CTO convention and another week with the rub- bcrworkers' executive board. Prior to the Cleveland session, he attended pension and insurance ncgotin- A compromise bill suggested by 1 "'"™ of th(! unl °n fid the U. R. House Minority Leader John P. Cot- Rul>bcr Co ' ln New York Oily. ter received the support of a state C-I-O legislative agent. Margaret Connors Drlscoll of Bridgeport' Hiikl she favored tho Cotter plan "to prc- (Contlnued on Page Eight) .—T,iK« on midden wlntt-r -Adr. JREB RO AnCA ST A rebroailcaat. of I ha upoo.eh, "19-11) and Beyond", Riven Sunday' In Merlden at tho Lut.hnnin Ur>- forrrmtion Service by Dr. O. P. Kretzmann, will be made tonight at 8:45 o'clock over radio station. WATR, according to the Rev. O. H. Bertram, pastor of SI. Paul's Lutheran Church, Two Hartford School Buildings Destroyed By Fire Early Today (By United Press) Defective electrical wiring has bcon given as the probable cause of a general alarm fire which destroyed two Hartford public school buildings. No one was injured in the fire which broke out early this morning and took firemen more than two bourn to bring under control. Fire Chief Henry G. Thomas said the blaze probably started in the basement of one of the buildings and snrcnd rapidly through the partitions He said a preliminary investigation nhows the fire originated in tho electrical system. A two story building In the Arsenal School group was first to be gutted. The roof collapsed with a roar and the flames spread to an adjoining three story brick structure which contained about five clHHsrooms. The roof of this building also collapsed. Fire Chief Thomas .-mid no damage estimate is available. Little League To Clean Hall Unused 5 Years; Carter Reports Welfare Budget Overexpended By About $3,500 For the first time in slightly more than five years, the former Gem theater in the town hall building, will be open for public use in accordance with action taken last night by the board of public welfare at its regular monthly meeting. The theater waa closed Aug. 3, 1944. Fire Marshal Edward J. Weaving has given his approval and support in reopening the auditorium for its use by members of the Peter J. Foley Little Baseball League and grammar school basketball practice teams. A comunication was received from the Little League requesting permission to use the hall, and Gerald Stopper, vice-president of the organization, appeared before the board. Plan Clcan-l'p Mr. Stopper said only pitchers and catchers of the League, about 12 in all. would use the hall. He said that League membera will clean up the auditorium, put in necessary lighting and place screening on windows. Warden Harry L. Carter staled that he did not object to the uae of the hall by grammar school children in numbers not to exceed 20 at one time, and the board voted approval, with arrangements to be made by the town hall committee and Welfare Superintendent J. Rudolph Anderson. The auditorium is to be used only for practice by grammar school children and no audiences will be allowed. Ovenezpended Warden Carter called attention to the financial report of the department. He said, -'With 58 per cent of the fiscal year gone, «6 per cent of the department's apropriation has been spent. Figuring in »tate credits the department so far has ovcrexpendcd its budget by about $3,500." The report for the part seven months shows a total of $39,1T9.01 has been expended from the $45.602.90 appropriation. Expenses in October totalled $8,235.53. but do not Include state credits. The itemized report is as follows: Outside poor, $14.738.05; hospitals $8,237.74; children in homes, $4583.97; Meadowbrook Home, $4,960.41; administration, $6.658.34. Commended Mr. Anderson read a report from the state inspector of farms, which commended the operation of Meadowbrook Home by Mr». Martha Smith, superintendent. The board passed a vote of appreciation to Mrs. Smith for her outstanding record. The report of Miss Katherine M. Brennan, social worker, is as follows: Office visits, 82; home visits, 38; new. cases, three; reopened cases, two; closed cases, seven; aid dependent children cases on hand, 13; aid to blind cases on hand, two; new application Old Age Assistance, three; Old Age Assistance, cases on hand, 99; cases at end of month. 162. Lutheran Church Father, Son Dinner A Father and Son banquet. »pon- sored by the Ladies Aid Society of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. will be held Wednesday night at 6:30 in the church hall. William Pohl Is tldkota chairman. Member* of the arrangement* committee are Mrs. Charle* Vagt, Mrs. Mae Kaiser of Beacon Kails Mrs. George Vagt, Mn. Joy 8chle»- inger and Mrs. John Vagt. Memberg of the congregation and friends who have clothing and other itema to contribute to the Lutheran Relief Drive, are aiked to 'cave them at the parsonage or In the church basement. Those who wish their donation* collected are asked to Schrader. call Mm. Theodore A. Welfare Board Votes Land For Garage; Final Action Tonight Action on transferring 3.55.acres of borough owned property on Rubber avenue to I he State of Connecticut for use in constructing a National Guard garago, armo'y and drill field, wiil be taken tonight at a special meeting of lr.« Bou.nl of Warden and Burgesses nl. 7 o'clock in the Town Hall. Tho land, on the southwest corner of Meadowbrook Farm property, was turned over to the borough board last night by a voti of the public welfare board, which lias jurisdiction over the town farm tract. The parcel to be given the state Js about 700 feet long and 300 feet m depth, with an entrance a.r»a bounding Rubber avenue being r«5 foot long, between the Spencer and Nelson properties. Providing the borough board acts favorably, it is expected Army pn- yineers will be here to survey thr- grounds this week. Title searches arc under way, as well as the drawing up of deeds. Approval of the gifl must be received from the governor and attorney general Following all legaJttieB. the National Guard garage must be under contract not later than Dec. 31.

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