Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 22, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, November 22, 1949
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's Chuckle If there'* anything worse than a waffle that's cold, Or mashed potatoes three days old, It's suddenly meeting a fat old hen, That you loved In high school In n!neteen-ten. —The Be-Saw. VOL. LX1V, NO. 274 "Dedicated To Community Public Service" THE WEATHER Windy and cold this afternoon. Cold tonight, the low between 14 and 18. Cloudy tomorrow with light snow in the afternoon and evening. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 32; 3 a. m., 31; 6 a. m., 27; 9 a. m.. 31; noon, 35. School Holds Thanksgiving Assemblies Salem Students Present Programs In Holiday Theme Thanksgiving assemblies were held yesterday morning and afternoon by pupils of the Salem | School. The programs were supar- j •vised by Jesse F. Davis. I The morning assembly was held iu the school lobby and opened tvith the salute to the flag follownd by remarks by Miss Helen Moroney, principal, on "The Meaning of Thanksgiving". The kindergarten, under the direction of Mrs. Helen Illing, presented "What the Turkey Said" an-l "Thanksgiving"; grade one, Miss Ai.ene Brown, "The Turkey" and •'For the Beauty of the Earth" Grade two. Miss Katherine Hall •Mince Pie" and "Hymn of Thanks"; grade two. Miss Patricia •Robinson, '"Thanksgiving" and 'Morning Hymn"; grade three, Miss Margaret Nolan, "Five Fat Turkeys" and "Thanksgiving 1 ; grade four. Miss Julia Casey "Thanksgiving Day" and "Over the River and Through the Woods". The program closed with the sin-'- ing of "America". The afternoon assembly was held In the high school auditorium, v/iUi students saluting the flag' anj singing "America". Mias Moroney again talked on the "Meaning of Thanksgiving", and the orchestra played "Loyal and True" and 1 Parade of the Brownies," under the direction of Milton Berkoditi. The remainder of the progra-n included: Grade five. Miss Lillian Smith, "Over the River end Through the Woods" and "Harvest Hymn"; grade six, Mra. Dorothy OsJvin and Miss Anna Holland "Harvest Moon" and "Mighty lien"; grade seven. Miss Mary Foley, "Sanctus" and "Now Thank We All Our God". Grade eight, Miss Helen Sokoloski, "The One-Hundredth Psalm" and "The Twenty-Third Psalm", i The program concluded with the j singing of "Come Ye Thankful People, Come" and "Prayer of Thanksgiving". ESTABLISHED 1885 Mark Golden Wedding Anniversary TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1949 MR. AND MRS. F. FLOYD WOOSTER ofVoLfeTs^^t^.re observing their 30th wedding anniversary today. They were niests of honor at an Dpen house reception Sunday afternoon at the home »t their son and daugrhter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd IV. Wooster un VVooster utreet. Linden Park, Church Sites Studied For Little League Committee Meets With Rev. Bertram To Discuss Transfer "Amiable" Meeting Of Party Leaders On School Aid * Hartford, Nov. 22—(UP)—Legislative leaders held a one-hour conference today with Governor Bowles on the state school aid program. When it was over, they admitted that nothing much had been accomplished but that other meetings would be held between now and next Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Senate and House had no reason to remain in session and looked for a six-day recess over the weekend. . Democratic Senate Leader Alfred F. Weschler and Republican House Leader George C. Conway said there would be a second meeting this afternoon. They said this morning's conference was an "amiable" one and that more time was needed to try and reach an agreement on a compromise school program. Governor Bowles had no comment on the discussions. A ray of hope for a quick settlement comes from the Republican camp. G-O-P leaders announce that they have settled on a compromise. The so-called compromise calls for issuing state bonds to pay for school buildings if the governor will assume full responsibility for the Issue. The Democrats have been holding out for a bond issue while the Republicans have favored taking the money out of current revenues. The Republicans also want aid distributed to towns on a Hat $20 per pupil basis. Additional aid would be given only on the basis of proven need. G-O-P leaders could give no estimate of the cost of the program but it is believed that it would be about *5.000,000 for a two-year period. Members of the Union City Little League site committee and the Rev. O. H. Bertram of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, met this morning to negotiate for church property on Curtlss street as a possible location for the league's stadium site. The committee also plans to meet with members of St. George's Lithuanian Society concerning another possible site in the northwest corner of Ltnden Park. Recommendations of the committee will be made at a meeting of the Union City Community Club next Monday night, Thomas Ratkiewich, Lv.tle League chairman for Union C: ty said today. At last 'night's meeting of tho Community Club, the committee reported on seven sites inspected Sunday. The Naugatuck Exchange Club, sponsors of the'new league 1 and the Peter J. Foley Little I League, are represented on the site ' Around The World In Brief for the first annual Christmas party for Union City children, to be held in St. Mary's Church hall Dec. 18, will be available to parents during the first wek of December, with arrangements to be announced later, according to Walter Staskiewicz. chairman. President Richard Kelley presided at the meeting. Waterbury, Ansonia Men Mentioned For Census Director A Waterbury attorney, Walter B. Griffith and Rep. Howard MeKin- non, Ansonia, are said to have strong: support for the post of census director for the Fifth Congressional District. A Litchfield county resident is also said to have the nod of political leaders for the post of assistant director. Griffin's name has been submitted to U. S. Senator Brien McMahon by Waterbury Democratic leaders. Action taken on the appointment 'vill be a test of the strength of Waterbury leaders, following the recent crushing defeat suffered in I the local election, which saw the | party widely split, j The director's post pays slightly less than S100 a week. About 300 workers will be engaged. Letter From Santa Claus The North Pole Dear Children, I hadn't thought about writing letters this year until little Skippy elf hopped upon my shoulder and said. "Santa, it's almost Christmas. A^d all the children in the world are waiting to hear from you. Aren't you going to write just one letter to them." With that I picked up my red quill pen. dipped it into the bottle of ink and began to write". Each day from now until Christmas I shall write of our daily life here in Santa Claus Land at the North Pole. We have a new reindeer barn to explore and also a new addition to the toy shop. You chil- I dren have found so many new toys you'd like that we simply had to have a larger toy shop. And guess what! The toy shop is painted a bright red inside but the toy shelves are yellow and the work benches are green. Can't you just see those gay, Christmas colors? I suppose if you were to fly over Santa Claus land by plane you would notice just a mere speck of a village. But actually, there are quite a few sturdy log buildings surrounded by a white blanket of snow. Inside the buildings, everything is bright and cheerful. But I'll tell you about that later. Love, SANTA CLAUS "SABOTAGE" Budapest—The Hungarian KOV- ernment says Robert Vogeler American vice-president of tho International Telephone and Telegraph Co., and Edgar Sanders, British manager of the company's olfice in Budapest, have been arrested on charges of sabotage and espionage. The govern merit also says a Hungarian engineer who is an official in a subsidiary company of I. T. and T., was arrested while trying to cross the border illegally. 'ONE SURVIVOR Oslo, Norway—Officials say at least 30 persons and probably 34 •lied in the cash of a Dutch airliner with 35 aboard two days a-Ko. The wreckug-e was found today in wild hill country south of Oslo, and an 11-year-old boy was the only sur/ivor reported Immediately. He was one of 29 ill Jewish refugee children being tlown from North Africa to Norway for rehabilitation. Four other children are missing. The bodiss of the six adults and other children aboard were found in th« debris. oOo BLOCKADE Berlin—The British commander in Berlin has charged the Russians with violation of the agreement governing- the lifting of the Berlin blockade. A British announcement says Major-General Geoffrey Bourne accused this Soviets of interfering- with thy passage of mail trains to Berlin. oOo FIVE DEAD Rock Fulls, Wise,—Four children ranging in ago from six to 11 and the 20-year-old sister ol three of them were burned tj death today when a flash fire destroyed their farm home. Four of the victims were the children of John Berg, who has eight other children, and the fifth was his granddaughter. oOo COPLON DELAY New York — The espionage- conspiracy trial of government girl Judith Coplon and Russian Valentine Gubitchev has been postponed until Dec. 27. The dejay was granted at request of the Russian's attorney, who has just accepted the case. YOUTH SOUGHT Springfield. Vt.—A New England wide alarm lias been sent out for 16-year-old Forrest Priest of Springfield. The youth was discovered missing- after Forrest's brother Kenneth was found dead at their home, with a bullet wound In his mouth. oOo MANSLAUGHTER Portland, Me. — A 16-year-old Portland, Me., youth has been ordered held for the Cumberland county grand jury in $5,000 bail on a manslaughter charg-e. Franklin Delano Wade pleaded innocent to the charge in'the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Katherine Furbish Sunday. Savings Show Decline For Month, Year Chamber Survey Reveals Increase In P.O. Receipts The monthly business survey of the Naugatuck Chamber of Cor.i- n.erce released today shows a blighf drop In savings deposits in October compared to September last October. The October -total of $15,017,927 it $22,868 less than the September total of $15,040,795 and Is $8,064 less than the October, 1948, figiire C'C $15,025,091. Postal receipts showed a gain of $4 in October over September, although there is a gain of $1,278 over the October, 1948, fig-ure. This October's total •was $14,591, with the September fisrure $14,487 and the October 1948, total $13,313.: Meter Receipts Because of an intensive parking meter drive during October, meter receipls amounted to $166 or S262 ir.ore than the September total of $304 and $162 more than the Octo- oer, 1948. total of $404. Twelve new telephones were installed during the month to bring the total number to 6,766, compared with 6,75', in September. The new total Is 235 more than the 6,521 last October. Gas consumption in cubic feet increased 1,337,900 for an October total of 11,765,600, compared with a September figure of 10,427,700. However, this October's figure Is 444.700 cubic feet less 'than the October, 1948, total of 12,210,300. A slight increase in electric consumption is noted in October over September and an even greater increase is noted over the October, 1948, figure. In kilowatt hours, this October's consumption was 1,953 297 or 22,518 more than September's total of 1,930,779 and 212,724 greater than last October's 1,740,073 total. Nine new building permits were issued for dwellings with a total i:umber of 40 rooms and a total estimated value of $64,500. These .Lie for six four-room; two five- room and one six-room home with an average cost of $7,100. Nineteen new water services were Installed during October and 37 real estate transactions were recorded. Leased Wire Service of the United Preai" The Patched Up 'Flying Cloud' 8 PAGES PEICE FIVE CENTS a patch (arrow) over the Bowles Hits Lack Of Personnel In State Hospitals Macldletown\ Nov. 22—(UP) Governor Bowles says Uiat the lack of adequate personnel has retarded the recovery of hundreds of patients in Connecticut's State hospitals. The governor believes that if the state would increase staffs and facilities, the rate of discharge from state institutions could be raised by more than 20 per cent. The chief executive spoke this afternoon at the dedication of Dutcher Hall —a new $1.800,000 unit providing an additional 313 beds at the Connecticut State hospital. He said with (proper care, about 320 more patients would have been able to go back to their families than the 1641 discharged in 1948. Said the governor—"even on a dollars and cents baisis we would save money in the long run by adding more doctors, nurses and attendants. The governor explained that it costs $850 a year to care for each patient. This means that if the discharge rate were boosted 25 per cent, there would result a saving of nearly $320,000 a year. He pointed out that the high rate of admissions combined with the corr(;araltively Blow Tate of discharge may eventually force the sta.te to build a fourth hospital. Volunteer Firemen Plan Welcome For New Members Naugy-Ansonia Tickets On Sale Tickets for Thursday's Nauga- tu--k-Ansonla football game are available at Naugatuck Hi<rh School, it was announced today by Raymond K. Foley, principal. Student and adult tickets wnro on sale today and will be on suln tomorrow at recess and after school. Adult tickets are .75 csuts L.nd student tickets .40 cents. All tickets at the gate in Ansonia will be .75 cents, Mr. Foley said. The game will be played at Nolan Tlcld, Ansonia, starting at 2 o'clock. Fr. Vilciauskas, Chaplain, Will Receive Badge The Rev. George Vilciauskas, recently appointed Catholic chaplain and new members of the Naugatuck Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. No 1, will be welcomed by the company at a dinner to be held Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, in Knights of Columbus rooms, il was announced today by Chairman Edward J. Weaving. - Hugh Shields, Ridgeficld, nationally known humorist, commentator, toastmaster and interpreter of James Whitcomb Riley, will be the Sfuest speaker. Mr. Shields is a native of Indiana, a graduate of Yale University and a resident of Ridgefield for the many years. State Troper Edward J. Dooling Meadow street, of Bethany Barracks, will also speak. He will discuss the work being done by State Police in connection with fire departments. Other guests will include Warden Harry L. Carter, the members of the Borough Board, the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst, Protestant Chaplain and honorary members of the company. Fred Zehnder, a veteran member of the company will be master of ceremonies. Assisting Mr. Weaving with arrangements are Raymond Deegan, Joseph Ford Robert Lawlor and trail. Harold Firemen's Ball Tres- LEASE A three year lease on Church street property occupied by Peter A. Lakis has been granted by Bertha A. Huband at an annual rental of $1,380, according to papers filed in the office of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John. The premises leased includes an apartment, store, cellar and shed addition, the latter expected to be built in the rear of the store. —See "Bill" Oldakoirskl at the City Package Store lor nil your liquor oecdB. Can <8«Z lor (i.lei. ••>llT»ry.— The hose company has issued invitations to civic and fire officals of the borough and surrounding communities for the 57th annual ball to be held tomorrow night at Odd Fellows Hall, Among those invited are-Warden and Mrs. Carter; members of the Borough Board; Fire Chief John J. Sheridan; Police Chief and Mrs.-,John J. Gormley; Rep. James T. Patterson; State Reps. Adam Mengacci and M. Leonard Caine and the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst, fire chaplain. Also Mayor and Mrs. Raymond E. Snyder; Fire Chief Francis Scully and members of the Waterbury Board of Fire Commissioners. Also invited are fire companies of Beacon Falls, Wolcott. Thomaston, Terryville and other communities! Invitations have also been extended to civic, fraternal and veterans organizations in the borough. No Further Action On Garage Project The status of the projected National Guard garage for Naugatuck remains as it did last week after Army engineers and Brigadier, General Joseph P...Nolan of the CNG gave approval to the site on borough-owned property on Rubber avenue.- . v No reply has been received to date by Warden Harry L. -Carter from the governor and attorney general, both of whom must give their approval to the plans and Deeds have not been passed as yet to the state and Gen. Nolan said today no further planning on the part of the National Guard can take place, until deeds trans- Wanat Class To Be Seated By Kaceys The Father John S. Wanat Clasj, Knights of Columbus, will be initiated at ceremonies next Tuesday uight, Nov. 29, in the K. of C. rooms, it was announced, today by <J. J. Waskowlrz. grand knight. Final plans for induction of the class will be made at tonight's meeting at 8 o'clock, he said. The Knights will also make final plans for the annual Thanksgiving dunce to be' held Saturday night in the club rooms, with.dancing to music of Greg Phelan and his orchestra. The affair will be informal and refreshments will be served, with the presentation of a 15-pound turkey to be a feature of the lance. Reservations for the dance are now being made with Edward Brennan, Jerry Dunn, Thomas Duffy, Pat DeTulllo, I. Gabanl, Frank Oldakowskl and Charles Staskiewicz. Ralph E. Hoy is general chairman of arrangements. Mr. Waskowicz also reminds rca- idents of work the Knights are doing- in repairing toys to be given- children at Christmas. The work is in charge of Frank Owens, chairman. Others on the committee are Raymond Schultz, Grtg Phelan, Joseph Kolakowski and Coleman Deegan. Toys' ma y be left at the firehouse, McDonald's Mar- Ket, Gawitt's Market or at Chuck's Service Station. John E. Caskey, YMCA President, To Retire Monday "New Haven" Rates Go Up December 1 12 1-2 Per Cent Hike Offset By Round Trip Cuts (By United Press) Railroad fares in Connecticut are _rolng up beginning Dec. 1. The New 3aven railroad, along with other 'Jew England roads, has received >ermission from the Interstate Commerce Commission to boost fares 12 1-2 per cent. The increase will not affect any form of commutation tickets or the price of tickets used in parlor cars. Although prices of coach and sleep- ng car tickets are going up, the "few Haven railroad is offering cer- ain round trip reductions. Thirty-day round trip tickets for jarlor cars will be sold at a 10 per cent reduction. The same round .rip ticket on coaches will be of- ered at an 11 2-10 per cent reduc- ion. The New Haven railroad has also agreed to offer a one day round .rip ticket at a 25 per cent reduc- ion. Announcement Made At Annual Banquet Last Night; New Officers Will Be Elected Monday John E. Caskey, president of the Naugatuck YMCA for the past year, will retire from that position next Monday, it was announced last night at the annual meeting and banquet of the assocfation. William G. Boies, past president of the Y, in a brief talk in which he complimented Mr. Caskey foi hU work during the past two years, made the announcement. are received in ferring the land Hartford. It is expected approval will be received from the governor and attorney general within the next few ^ays and the deeds sent to Hartford m about a week. EAGLES AUXILIARY The Naugatuck Aerie of Ea K ies has completed plans for ' the organization of a ladies auxiliary it was announced .today by President John Burns. About 30 women have already joined and 20 more are needed for a charte.. The aerie met last night at the aerie rooms — Puke no clmncoH on sudijen wint.-r weather I,ct Erlckson Motor*. 119 Hudhcr A»e., winterlui your cur uow. —A.IIT. Witherwax Officer Of firm Purchasing Starr Property W. S. Witherwax, president and :reasurer of the Naugatuck Glass -o., is vice-president of the Berkshire Co. of Waterbury, which yes- :erday purchased the Malcokn Starr Corp. property on Watertown avenue for $119,000 at a public auction. Mr. Witherwax also is vice-president of Motors, Inc. Bidding opened at $75,000 and 30 bids were made before the purchase figure was reached. Approximately 80 persons were present. The sale was made to settle the estate of Mr. Starr, who died in March while on a vacation in Bermuda, according to Atty. Guerin B. Carmody, who represented the Starr interests. State Highway Commission Starts Survey OfTraffic Beacon Falls (Correspondent's Phone 6743) Three officials of the State Highway Commission today started an extensive survey of traffic conditions on the reconstructed Route 8 through Beacon Falls. The men will - be in town ,for about a week to check the speed of traffic, amount of traffic, amount of traffic using cut-offs, amount of traffic crossing intersections and other details which will be used in establishing safety and traffic control measures through the town First Selectman Frank Semplen- ski has asked that the present 30- mile an hour speed limit be maintained in the populated areas in central Beacon Falls and in Pines- bridge. Other sections of the highway are expected to be posted at 45-miIes an hour. Workers of the D. V. Frione Construction Co. are now filling islands with loam and highway safety fences are being installed. Officially the highway is not yet open, since it will not be accepted by the state until work is completed. Rubbish, Sand Town crews will collect rubbish Saturday and at that time sand will be distributed for use on Icy sidewalks. Residents are asked to leave small containers in front of their homes for sand. Grange Meeting Li via Sabia, publicity chairman for Rock Rimraon Grange, announced today that tonight's meeting at the United Church Hall would open at 7 o'clock instead of 6 o'clock. The change in time is made August Baranauskas Returns From Europe (Special to The News) New York, Nov. 21-^August Baranauskas of 786 Rubber avenu--- Naugatuck, Conn., was among the '.:,173 passengers who arrived hera this evening on board the Cunari White Star liner Queen Elizabeth which docked at Pier 90 ,in the North River after a five day vov- ege from Southampton and Che-- bourg. Among the notables who also disembarked were Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, permanent Military Chairman of the Western Europe Commanders in Chief, Bonita GranvUle, film actress, Robert Goelet, Jr. film producer, and Robert Bliss American diplomat. JOHN E. CASKEY He then presented the retiring officer with a past president's pin. Herbert E. Brown, general secretary, said today that Mr. Ca_skey will preside over a meeting of the board of directors, Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock in the Y, at which time a new .slate of officers will be ejected. Last night, four directors were reelected for terms of four years. They are: Lewis A. Dibble. Jr., Stanton Glover, Donald S. Tuttle and Robert N. Whittemore. Their names were submitted by Wesley Cbe, chairman of a nominating committee. No other candidates were nominated and the secretary \vas instructed to cast one ballot, making the elections unanimous. Other members of the nominating committee were Conrad S. Ham and Mr. Boies. The meeting opened with the invocation by the Rev. Matthew Gates, pastor of the Methodist church. Following the dinner served at 6:45 o'clock, Rev. Gates led in group singing, accompanied by Roy Johnson on the piano. The Salem Village Four, barbershop quartet, substituting for the Nau- gatones who were unable to appear, sang flve numbers and the Rev. Willard B. Soper, toastmaster, introduced several of the guests. Among those introduced were Warden Harry L. Carter, Mrs Carter, the YMCA directors, Mrs Caskey, Louis Bremmer, state executive secretary, Mrs doe, Mrs. Whittemore, members of the Y's Men's Club, the various YMCA committee, members of the YMCA staff and Jerry Labriola. who served as Governor of the Hi-Y Youth and Government program last spring and is now a freshman at Yale university. President Caskey read his report for the year and then the fl- utiuuK. jtne cnange in time is made c >co.i ana men the fl- to make it possible for members to ^"^ re P°rt was read by Hilding neighbor with another Grange at Olson, treasurer., who reported 3 r\'fi]r\fiir T^I. « _**i .... 3. hs In n r*o f\f CC Ttf\ on i_ —Tosnrn your cMM'g health thin winter. Call Nang. 504* today lor Great Oufc Farm pustuerlzed milk,—Adr 8 o'clock. The name of the "neighbor" Grange remains a mystery until after the meeting, she said. Announce Birth • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gandarillas, Feldspar avenue, announce tiie birth of a daughter, Terry Ann, Nov. 15, at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury! Their daughter Donnna Rae is two and a half years old. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wersig and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Gandarillas, all of Beacon Falls. Hospital Bulletins Francis Cousins, 21, of 176 Park terrace, Hartford, who sustained possible fractures of the skull, wrist and ribs when the utility pole on which he was working in Beacon Falls yesterday, crashed to the ground, is reported to be improved today at St. Mary's Hospital. Sandra Spino, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Spino, 67 Locust street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. The condition of Mrs. Catherine Kane, 77, of 243 North Main street, is reported as "the same" at St. Mary's Hospital. She was admitted Oct. 24 after being struck by a car near her home. — — — *, ...,-j . *^ t >*ji njti a balance of $6,739.32 on hand at the end of the fiscal year. Mi- Brown also read an annual report and thanked the various officers directors and member? of the staff for their cooperation during the Seated at the head table were Mr. .Wliittemore, Mr. Coa Mrs Carter, Mr. Boies, Mrs. Caskey Mr. Broemmer, Dr. Darius A Davis, associate general secretary of the World',5 Committee of th« YMCA, who was principal .speaker, Rev. Soper, Mr. Caskey. Mrs Coe, Warden Carter. Mrs. Whittemore, Mr. Olson and Rev. Gates Mr. Dibble was chairman of the arrangements committee assisted by Mr. Glover, Bradford E Smith Rev. Sorper, Miss Jane Bontempt w ,£i ayt ° n Houseknecht and Mr. Whittemore. The meal was prepared by Mrs. Clarence Isboll and her staff and was served bv girls of the Alpha Tri-Hi-Y Club Dr. Davis Dr. Davis In his talk. "The New Day m Europe," described the eit- ".f^ 0 " as . ' l exists toda y « Eu- has been doing with prison(Continued on Page Eight) *£^ r F&X&5=&x tuck OQBtomers. who wiMi to buy a->- ?r'"ee"lAd?. ' url " tBr<! at «••»">•* ^'

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