Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 19, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Today's Chuckle .Every time John Bull gets Into hot water we get soaked. VOL. LXIV, NO. 272 ugatadt inua Till"; WICATIIKR Fair and cool totJity t>«-r;<m>lritj cloudy this afternoon. Cloudy und not BO cool tonight. Mostly cloudy tomorrow with possible light rain or snow. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight 32; 3 a. m. 29 6 a. m., 26; 9 a. m. 34; 10 a. m. 42. Opens Christmas Seal Sale ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1949 St. Margaret's Headmistress Killed In Automobile Crash Leased Wire Service of the United Press GOVERNOR CHESTER BOWLES opened the 13rd Annual Christmas S*al sale m Connecticut by purchasing the first sheet of 1949 Seals from Roger WUIiam Rlis of South Kent, whose father, the late Jacob Rite, f.rst introduced the idea of a Christmas Seal to raise funds -or tuberculosis work ,n this country. Designated by President Theodore Roosevelt as •Americas mcst nseful citizen," Jacob Riis, in {he July 190> issue of -The Outlook" magazine urged the adoption of the Dan- b?r-o H 3 S K 5t ^ P -l dea '" the CnHed States - The ^mpaign will be conducted by the Connecticut Tuberculosis Association through 'ts 100 local tuberculosis associations and committees will open Novem- i '.K ',? , * statewide * oaj of $370,000, 85 per cent of which remains in the local communities for programs if health education, case-finding nnd rehabilitation. Frank "Spec" Shea Married Today To Genevieve Martino Texeira Loses Suit For $50,000 Daniel E. Texeira, Southbury, formerly of 21 Hillside avenue, has lost his 550,000 alienation o.*, affections suit against Mr., and Jlrs. Peter DeSilva, Lawrence, Mass. In 20 minutes a Federal jury decided that the DeSilva couple did not break up . Texeira's. marriage to a former Melbourne, Austradia dancer wham he met whila serving as a Marine engineer aboard an American steamship. They were married Dec. 24, 1947 in Australia an* dwere divorced about a year later. The attorney for the DeSilva's told the jury the couple tried only "to make the marriage a success. Now he (Texeira) wants to milk these people for $50,000 when he's responsible for the JOBS of her love." Texeira's counsel contended that the DeSilva cou : ?le "inducec? her to get a divorce? Texoira was employed at the U. S. Rubber Co.. for several months before taking a position as power engineer at the Southbury Training School. Bishop Maiming Dies In New York City New York. Xov. 19—CUP)—One of the nation's outstanding Protes- ant church leaders has died in New York city. The Right Reverend William T. Manning died at 5:10 p. m. EST in St. Luke's hospital . . . where he had been growing weaker for several days. He was 83. Manning was the retired bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church for the New York diocese. His two daughters were with him at the time of death. ARMS EMBARGO Flushing, x. f —The tTnited Nations General Assembly has clapped an arms embargo on Albania and Bulgaria, until they halt aid to Greek guerrillas. The action was voted over the opposition of the Soviet bloc. Buy Christmas Seals Help Stamp Out TB CANASTA With The Advice Of An Expert WILLIAM E. McKENNEY NEA Card Authority ^Today In The Naugatuck News (Page 3) —Insure jraur child's health thi» win- tcr. Call 5»ng. sot* today lor Great Oak Farm pastuerized mitt,—Aflr. Yankee Pitcher Takes Local Bride At St. Francis' Vases of chrysanthemums and palrns decorated the altar in St. Francis' church this morning, when at 10 o'clock the Rev. George Dunn performed the double ring ceremony, uniting In marriage Miss Genevieve Martino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Martino, 11 Phoenix avenue, and Frank Joseph Shea, 88. Ward street, son of Frank Shea of Hotchkiss street. Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore a camellia satin gown fashioned in princess style with a high standing collar which formed a V neckline. The bodice was adorned with wide reveres of imported Alencon lace "vhich extended over the: shoulders in epaullettes and cascaded to the center back. Unpressed pleats from the waistline fell to form a flowing skirt, which terminated in a cathedral length train. A Dutch cap of matching: starched Alencon luce was trimmed with a coronet of miniature forget-me-nots in pastel shades, held in place her fingertip veil of imported French i-.amellia tulle, and she carried a mother of pearl prayerbook marked with an orchid and streamers of fleurs •i'amour. Miss Anita Martino served as her sister's maid of honor, and wore a fuschia satin gown styled with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice with self covered buttons fastening- the center front, cap sleeves and bouffant skirt. She wore matching gauntlets and an old-fashioned bonnet of fUKchia satin with filigree crown and accents of forget- 'ne-nots. She carried an old-fashioned bouquet of roses and pompons. The bridesmaids. Mrs. Frank Ciprinno, cousin of the bride of Waterbury, and the Misses Mnric Marrcllo and Mary Lou Shea, the latter a cousin of the bridegroom, were attired in gowns of Bermuda blue satin styled similar to that of the honor attendant's. They wore matching bonnets and carried old- fashioned bouquets . of red roses and white pompons. Frank Brennan scrvod as best man, and ushering the- guests was Emil Martino, brother of the bride, and Edward and William Sweeney, twin cousins of the bridegroom. Soloists were Mrs. .Tamss Farrar and Daniel Sweeney, who rendered On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother, Ave Maria and Cesar Fnmck's Panis Ar-.gelicu;. Following the ceremony a reception was held for 300 in the Con- pet- Kettle. Waterbury, with the bride's mother receiving in a black crepe ensomble with black and Rrny pccesonries .ind corsng-n O f red roses. Mns. Robert Scheibcr sister of thp bridegroom, rprojvr,,} : i .H red ensemble with black accents and she wore a corsage of white pompons. The couple nipri a wedding trip by rar to .an unannounced destination, and upon their return will reside on Johnson street. The bride is a graduate of Naugatuck High school and formerly was employed in the Risdon Manufacturing- Co. office. Mr. Shea graduated from the local high school r-nd is a [pitcher with the New- York Yankees baseball .teamu For her traveling costume" the bride chose a dubonnet gabardine •nut with matching hat, black accessories, muskrat coat and orchid corsage., Among the invited guests attending the ceremonies and exoected to he at the reception were Shortstop Phil Rizzuto, First Baseman Tommy Henrichs, Outfielder Gene Woodling, Second Baseman George fContinued on Page Six) 6 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Visit Sites For Union City League The Union City Little League ".ommittee of the Union City Community Club will meet tomorrow morning to inspect possible sites for the Little League Stadium. The group will meet at 11 o'clock in Gus' Smoke street. Shop, North Main Two sites already under consideration are at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Curtiss street, and on property of John Finsel, Lines Hill street. The community club meets Monday night at 8 o'clock in the Polish-American Club to consider fu- *.ure plans for the organization of a little baseball league, it was announced today by President Richard Kelley. Mrs. Shepardson Dies In Vernon; Husband Injured A two-car crash on the Wilbur Cross Highway in Vernon last evening instantly killed Mrs. Ruth Chandler Shepardson, 62, headmistress of St. Margaret's School, Wa- '.erbury. Her husband, Douglas, 57, was injured. Dr. John Flaherty, medical examiner, said Mrs. Shepardson died instantly from a fractured skull. John D. Cullen, 43, of Cranston, R. I., driver of the other car, sustained head injuries and is reported in serious condition at Hartford Hospital. State Police at Stafford Springs Barracks said the crash occurred at 6:10 o'clock when Cullen's car sideswiped the Shepardson vehicle as both cars traveled toward Boston. Both cars were extensively damaged, police said. Thomas Ratkiewlcz, chairman, and Frank Neary, cochairman, will lead discussion of the league. They were named at the league's organizational meeting last tveek, at which time the Naugatuck Mrs. Shepardson had been a member of the teaching staff at St. general Margaret's for the past 29 years and had been headmistress since May, 1948. A native of Scranton, Pa., she was educated in Scranton public schools and at Pembroke College, Brown University, grad- Exchange Club offered to sponsor uating in 1920. '.he league in cooperation with the community club. Mr. Kelley said that plans will also be discussed for the first nn- nual Children's Christmas party to be held Dec. 18 in St. Mary's church Mr. Shepardson is an instructor in English at the Choate School, Wallingford. They . were traveling to Boston to attend a teacher's conference at the time of the crash. hall. Candy and other refreshments K h %ri?' e ""*" thelr h ° me at 387 •vill be given the children by Santa N °r' th M f m Ht! '° Ct ' Walllngrord.. Claus. according to Chairman Wai 0 , Funcral arrangements for Mrs. ,-,. . . . ° v^ncin mail VV Ul- Q Jmtsn r-rlann n-^ n f~ „„.„ _1 _i _ ter Staskiewicz. Around The World In Brief (By United Press) YOUTHS CONFESS WUdwood, N. J.—Police say that nine teen-age boys have confessed a raid on the Coast Guard ammunition dump in Wildwood. Thie police add that the youths stole enough explosives to blow the cHy off the map. The boys claim the raid was "just a joke." —ooo— VEEP HONEYMOONS Shepardson are incomplete. Housing Authority Continues Study Of New Project Sites The Naugatuck Housing'Authori- ty failed to agree on a site for a new moderate rental housing project nt n meeting la.Ht night in the Town Hall, according to chairman T. Rex Behrman. The borough has $385,000 available for the construction of the new project, but a site must be chosen by Dec., 1 or the money will revert to -the state. Mr. Behrman said that the Authority considered several sites, but declined to give their locations. The Authority is still interested in suggestions of possible sites. Ar. area of 11 or 12 acrc.i will be required. Once the site Is chosen, construction bids must be made by Feb. 15, 1950, he said. The board also considered which Grand List To Top $29 Million; Major Projects Not On Tax Books Entertain At Policeman's Testimonial PATROLMAN FRANK MARIANO, Is shown at th; microphone rendering a vocal selection at the testimonial banquet given Wednesday night In hgnor of PATROLMAN JAMES FENTON, second Jrom left, who will be married Tuesday to Miss Genevieve Bapief/ of Cherry street. Seated next to Patrolman Fenton is POLICE CHIEF JOHN J. GORMLEY. Others shown, from left to right are FRANK PETRO guitarist; Watcrbury PATROLMAN 1 FRANK ROMANO, master of ceremonies and FRANK (SPEC) SHEA, pitcher with the New York Yankees. More ihan 100 friends of the officer attended the banquet, held at Rlnaldo's Restaurant. Qi -r _ . • T.,- ' ' •'"""• ••i «M^»MMM -.nt, uuai u. .J.10U ^unsiaerea wnicn Albl'n ^ fi Mo -- V 'f e -P'- ei "dent of the applicants for units at the ^ Bai ''<ley and hU bride are Naugawam project will be ap- Sir?,,,*,.. 11 ?™ _f!° PI " 3d .."> T- cd - F —teen «* the unit's ^1 Cairo, Illinois last night on thn way to thnir honeymoon destination. Before he left St. Louis after the .simple wedding ceremony yesterday, Barkley said he and his \vife would step when and where they pleased. He refused to say anymore. oOb REJKCT REQUEST Washington—Navy sources be- i deve that the, Navy will formally reject Captain John Cromme- be completed and ready for occupancy in January. The entire 40- unit. project will be completed by May. lin's request for a court martial or for the'withdrawal of the public reprimand against him. Crommelin made the demand on Chief of Naval Operations Forrest Sherman, after Admiral Sherman had rebuked him for releasing confidential Navy letters. oOo Mus.sor.ixr EMPIRE Flushing, N. Y.—The UN General Assembly will take up -.he question of Bcnito Mussolini's prewar Italian empire today. The Assembly is expected to approve overwhelmingly a plan to liberate colonies. Mussolini once boasted he would build these lands into a second Roman empire. Eagles To Form Auxiliary Group A Ladies Auxilary to the Nauga,tuck Aerie of Eagles will be formed, according to President John J. Burns. Twenty-eight women have already signed up he said. Fifty are required before the Auxiliary will be granted a charter by the Grand Aerie. It was also announced that Deputy Auditor Charles J. Case, of , Saginaw, Mich.,, will visit the local ] aerie Monday 8 o'colck. Ho will explain the procedure Cor the formation of nn Auxiliary. Local Eagles will be guests of the Mcridcn Aerie tomorrow. The bowling and card teams under captains Edward Honyotski and McClean Decker will take on the Meriden bowlers and card players. Members will leave for Mcriden from the Aerie rooms at 1 o'clock. Hiss Trial Judge And Top Juror Xmas Seals Sales Open Here Borough residents will find Christmas Seals in their mail boxes Monday morning as Naugatuck joins the nation-wide -fight against tuberculosis. The letters have been deposited at the Waterbury post office. Mrs. Clarence S. Austin, local Chairman, said today. Mrs. Austin pointed out that since the sale of Christmas Seals is no longer conducted by the local Red Cross, Naugatuck has joined forces the Waterbury Tuberculosis League. The sale opens Monday and provides the only source of revenue raised by the agency to further its work against a disease that in the United States as recently as 1947 killed one person every eleven minutes. Assisting- Mrs. Austin in arranging for the sale 01' Christmas Seals in Naugatuck are Mrs. William E. Hill. Mrs. Frederick D. Nawrath, Mrs. Paul H. Eason, Mrs. Charles E. Brust, Mrc. Fremont W. Tolles and Mrs. Lewis A. Dibble. Jr. Other volunteers who have worked with the committee in preparing the letters for mailing are Mrs. Roger Goodeve, Mrs. Philip Robinson, Mrs. Earl Barnum, and Mrs. Harold Baldwin. "Most of the money from Christmas seals is spent in the local community, right where the money was raised," Mrs. Austin continued. "This makes possible the Judge Henry W. Goddard Mrs. Ada Condell —See "Bill" OldakoTTSkl at thd Citv Package Store for all your llnnor needs. Coll 489S l«r qnb& '-livery.— AdT. Federal Court Judge Henry w. Goddard is shown in front of the New York court where he's presiding at the perjury trial of Alger Hiss former State Department employe. Pictured at right la Mrs. Ada Con- delJ, foreman of the jury of eight women and four men. (International) (Continued On Page 0) Zindah Grotto Team To Confer Master Mason Degree Here The Master Mason degree will be conferred on a class of candidates Tuesday evening, when the Zin- dah Grotto degree team of Waterbury will visit Salem lodge, No. 136, A. F. & A. M. at 8 o'clock in Masonic Temple, Church street. Membership of Zindah Grotto is composed of Master Masons residing in the third Masonic district, and most team members are past masters of various lodges in the district. The presiding oficer of the team will be Right Worshipful Thorn W. Corby, past master of Harmony lodge. Waterbury, past district deputy of the Third Masonic District, past monarch of Zindah Grotto and present grand senior deacon of the Grand Lodge of the state. Mr. Corby also is well-known as executive secretary to Waterbury's Mayor Raymond E. Snyder. Assisting Mr. Corby will be Worshipful Brother Mor,ton E. Tracy, past master of Continental lodge Waterbury. and several other past masters and . officers of district lodges. Assisting in the ceremonies will be the colorful Zinfian Grottxi Patrol appearing in new Zouave uniforms. The group for the past several years his won toy honors in all competitions with patrols of Connecticut Grottos. Musical accompaniment for the degree will be provided by the double quartet of the Grotto Glee club. Worshipful Master Norman B Mertelmeyer of Salem lodge will be in charge of the evening's activities, which will conclude with the serving of refreshments, All Master Masons are invited to attend. —Special deliver]- gerTlco Is maintains by nuilley'H in Wuterlmry lor Women- tuck customers, who -wi»h to birv up-"•« ««nl furniture nt mutiny's tolr Scouts In Collection Project Members of Troop 2, Boy Scouts, will conduct a drive in the borough to secure cloth, wool yarn, color books, magazines and other materials which may be of use to the children of the Southbury Training School. The collection project was voted at a meeting of the troop recently, according to Weston M. Boyd, assistant Scoutmaster. The Flam- iri'e Arrow and Eagle patrols will compete to see which patrol , can collect the most and best materials. Parents night, Dec. 1, was also discussed and plans were made for the presentation of a Scoutcraft ski^j Several other projects for Christmas are under consideration by troop members. The meeting was in charge of Carl Bovay., jun- for assistant scoutmaster and Mort Lyons, director or 'cue explorer patrol. ' WITNESS NC-W York—Former Communist spy courier Whtttaksr Chambers is expected to be the flrst witness in the second perjury trial fo Alffer Hiss. As In the first trial which ended in a hung jury, Chambers Is the k-*y j*ov- ernment witjness against the former State Department official. Community Thanksgiving Service Set The annual Community Thanksgriving: service will be held in the Congregational church next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. The Rev. Matthew H. Gates, minister of the Methodist church, will deliver the sermon on the isiitoject, "Song of Thanksgiving." The musical service will be provided by the host church choir, under the direction of Mrs. Charles D. McCleary, minister of music Others to participate in the snr vice include: the Rev. Willard B. Soper, minister of the Congregational church; the Rev. Wilfred B. Langhorst, rector of St. Michael'.a Episcolpal church, and the Rev. Frank P. Niemiec, pastor of the Holy Saviour, Polish National Catholic church. Schools, Naugawam Village Excluded By Law; Official Figures Will Be Complete In Feb. Boroufh officials already are speculating on t.hc total 1949 Grand List, which will be completed in February. The 1948 list of $28,780,270, will be increased substantially, but at the present time, no one in. auUiority has ventured an estimate. Major construction during this year includes Naugawam Village, moderate rental housing project and the three new borough schools, valued at about $1.188,00o, all tax free. The housing project is financed with state guaranteed bonds. Although notations have been made of the structures, they are not listed in the books of the assessors With construction of privately owned buildings still at a hijrh peak in both the inside and outside districts, the Grand List is certain to reach well over the $29,000,000 mark. Of course, what the politicos are anxious to learn, is whether or not the increase will be sufficient to carry the borough's expenses without a tax rate hike. There is not too much optimism on the tax rate issue, however, in view of the anticipated expenditures to come within the next year or two. Officials are still holding out hope for the close to $40,000 in taxes from the Synthetic division of the U. S. Rubber Co.., based on the Grand List of 1947 and pa\fJ)lc by the Reconstruction Finance Corp. A technicality in laws resulted in the borough not collecting the '-ojc- es, but a measure is now in Congress supiporting the borough's claim, Revenue from the Grand List of District One. or outside district, based on a 23 1-2 mill tax rate this year, totaled $676.336.34. and in District Two, or inside district, based on a five mill rate was $117 654.30. Some officals say the borough will -not receive its proper tax revenue until 1953, when according to a law enacted in this year's session of the General Assembly, all property will be subject to revaluation. The last revaluation of property in the borough took place in 1929. In a law. effective Feb. 1, 1930, communities were obliged to revalue ; property every 10 years thereafter Hospital Bulletins Mrs. William White, Neagle street, j but'the borough" attorney "aTthat is a tnedical patient at St. Mary's! time ruled that the 1929 revalua- Hospital. John Baldelli, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Baldelli, Woodland street, is a tonsillectomy patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Frank Cuddy, Scott street, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. YOU SHOULD KNOW j tion was within the first 30 year period, and the borough has gone 19 years without revaluing its properties. Prior to the legislative action taken this year, the borough was to have made a revaluation by 1950. The issue is extremely controver- (Continued on Page Mrs. Thomas Broder, Past Dis trie t A ttxilia ry Pres iden t .<l,M, overdoing, slow down and "take it easy." But, not so with Mrs. Thomas Broder of 11 Carroll street, who despite more than 20 years participation in American Legion auxiliary activities, has so much unspent nervous energy, that medical advisers told her to continue her work. Fortunately, it was just what Mrs. Broder wanted to hear. She's devoted to the responsibilities in the Le.crion auxiliary, and her reward is in viewing its accomplishments. Although Mrs. Broder today is concerned only with caring for her home and family, and her auxiliary chores, there were many years when she also worked daily and carried on the former activities along with her other duties. After retiring as president of the Second District auxiliary this past summer, Mrs. Broder was all for discontinuing her labors in the organization, but she is seeped in its workings, and the desire to continue was too great. She is the type of woman whose ambitions are directed solely to helping other individuals, and she is deserving of the highest praises for her contributions to assisting mankind. Borough Native Mrs. Broder is a Naugatuck na- th ' 6 ' the Mary Walsh, although to her friends she is known as Mae. She received her early schooling in St. Francis' parochial school, and later entered the employ of the U. S. Rubber 'Co. It was June 22, 1921 that she married Thomas Broder, also a native of the borough, and the couple daughter, Dorothy M. is now president of auxiliary of Nauga- to this country Irom Ireland, and a c ! 1 , arter member of the Ladies' ' ""^» ailvllmrv nf r^»-n«jaH«». n ^~* ^r~. she has two sisters. Mrs. Alice Cor- MRS. THOMAS BBODER coran of Oakville and Mrs. Genevieve McDonald of Naugatuck. During the war Mrs. Broder returned to the U. S. Rubber Co. to assist in the war effort. Although her husband has been actively engaged in Democratic political circles for many years, Mrs. Broder feels that politics should be left to the men. She has worked for the second ward committee, and during many elections has assisted at the second ward polling place. A communicant of St. Francis' church, Mrs. Broder also is a mem- auxiliary of Crusader post. Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mrs. Broder was accepted to membership in the local American Legion auxiliary April 28, 1938, and since that time has held all offices in the organization. She became unit president in 1937 and retained the po>st until 1940. Not only did she go through the chairs of the unit, but she also has held nearly all committee chairmanships. In 1944 she became active in the District auxiliary and was elected T-reisident in 1948, serving until this past summer. At present she is chairman of the district committee. She also is past chapeaux of the "8 and 40" unit, which specializes in working toward the prevention of tuberculosis in children, and she is a member of tht- Past Presidents club of the local auxiliary. Mrs. Broder had the distinction a few months ago of being appointed general chairman of the Department of Connecticut convention held in New Haven, and watr in charge of all details of the parley as concerned the woman's division. •,*JlY^ en She Was Unit P re s'dcnt in 1938-39, the auxiliary was presented a cup at the department convention for increasing its me m- 1938-40 the unit won a citation for exceeding its quota. Mrs. Broder was membership chairman in the (Continued o n Page Three) w? na .h e no Tch »» c *" on sodden wU»-r K?t h "-.-f «_.£ rl ?. k "»» Motor.. IM " wllrt ' irll « lM BOW.

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