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Today's Chuckle "What matter that your job IN •mail, And its rewards are few? Remember that the mighty oak Was once a nut like you." —Tbe Co-Ordinator. uijatmk ailu WEATHER Mo«Uy sunny this aftnrnoon f<>l- J.nvod by Home r:loudln«;H« toni^M A few brief snow flurries Ihls t-\ <- r.lrig. Low tern puru lure tonight !><•• U. cen 25 and 30 degrees. Tomc.r- row, partly cloudy, windy and coM- er with the high temperature :n IMC middle 30's. 'Dedicated To Community Public Service'* VOL. LXIV, NO. 275 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER :23, 1949 TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 22; 3 a. in.. 22; 0 :;. ;n., 27; 9 a. m., 35; noon, 47. Leased Wire Service of tbe United Press 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS President Wcnhiitfton President Madlion Preiidenf Lincoln Preiident Roosevelt THANKSGIVING DAY, as every school child knows, got its inception when the Pilgrims, grateful for their first harvest, set apart a day of thanksgiving in 1621. The Massachusetts Bay Colony began observance of Thanksgiving in 1630. Connecticut in 1639 and the Dutch in New Netherlands (New York) in 1644. The Continental Congress appointed Thanksgiving Days during the Revolutionary war (except in 1777) President George Washington declared Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789. as Thanksgiving Day President James Madison, following: a resolution by Congress, declared a day of Thanksgiving at conclusion of the Wat of 1812. President Abraham Lincoln appointed the last Thursday of November. 1884, as Thanksgiving Day and this day was observed as such until 1939 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an earlier date. A joint resolution of Congress in 1941 declared the fourth Thursday in November * national legal holiday and it has so been observed ever since. .-•'O* r *-«-« pfi The tint Thanksgiving-1*21. Lumber Assn. Elects Neary As Director New Haven, Nov. 23— (UP)—A New London man has been elected president of the Lumber Dealers' Aaeociction of Conncticut. William P. Miner was named at the association'* 58th annual meeting in New Haven. He succeeds William P. Beach of New Haven. Othe roficers are Vice-president Harvey J. Stowe of Bridgeport, Treasurer George E. Carr of Nor- wmlk, and Secretary William P. Beach of New Haven. Elected to tbe board of directors were Alexander McFarland of Torrington, William P. Neary of Nau- gutuck, Robert Ketting of Nor- •wrmlk, Raymond C. Rubley of Bethel. Willard T. Terrell of Meriden, and Gideon Rice of Manchester. Chairman George Carr of the State Homing Authority called upon the dealers to contribute to a better over-all structure of the building industry in the state. He •aid his office is getting 300 inquiries daily about the state's $30,000,000 borne ownership program. Births No Paper Tomorrow Happy Thanksgiving ST. JOHN—Boston Lying-in hospital, Boston, Mass., Nov. 17, a first child and son,'David Austin, to Mr. and Mrs. David E. St. John, Boston, and KTacdiion of Mr. and Mrs, C. S. A'ustin, Hillside avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. David St. John, Gorman street. Mrs. St. John is the former Polly Austin. Fire Dept. Has Troubles Too; New Overhead Door Sticks The borough Welfare Department plagued by flag pole trouble, is not the only department with troubles, as was proved by the fire department this noon. A call was received on a brush fire on Wiimot's hill, between Washington and Spring streets. When firemen attempted' to open one of the new, recently installed overhead doors—it stuck and all efforts to open it failed. However, the wider doors made it possiWe for two machines to leave by the other entrance. Ch'ef John J. Sheridan reported that the brush fire was "brisk" but was soon brought under control and extinguished. Ennpoyeu of the W. J. Megin Const. Co. were called to the flre- houiie and they fixed the door so that it will open without further difficulty. Chief ^Sheriden stated that the ton of the door had be- j come cought under an "edging" making it impossible to open. Letter From Santa Claus The North Pole Dear Children, This morning Twinkey Elf could not even swallow his breakfast porridge. Mother Claus and I exchanged knowing glances before we asked. "Twinkey, did you eat a candy cane before breakfast." A guilty grin spread 'over his mischievous elfin face and he said, "Yes, I did." "Now, Twinkey," I ccolded, "whatever shall we do at Christmas time if you should get sick. A whole candy cane is a lot for anybody to eat much less a tiny elf like you." And so Mother Claus got out the castor oil bottle and gave Twinkey just a drop because that is an elf size dose. Then — S«. "BB1 r*ck*«* More •»«!». Cm! 48M lor at tk« City tor all jomr llqvor ••<UTerr.~ Twinkey climbed into his red flannel pajamas and Mother Claus tucked him in bed for the day. Ho-hum, hope nobody else gets sick now. We still have all of the hobby horses to paint not to mention test-hoppingi the jeeps. The grandmother elves have done a wonderful job on the dolls. They have made fairy dolls, baby dolls, little girl dolls and even bride dolls. As the grandmother elves finish dressing the dolls they rock them to sleep until Christmas when the dolls will open their long, dark eyelashes to find little girls admiring them. Love. SANTA CLAUS List Program For Sweeney's Third Concert Local residents who attend the joint concert by tenor Daniel Sweeney of Naugatuck, and Ger- trpde Ullnskas, lyric soprano of Watcrbury, Sunday night in the Waterbury 'Woman's Club, will hear a program of songs representing the best from the old masters, in a wide variety of type, as well as the works of modern composers who bid fair to hold their place in music history. Sunday night will mark Mr. Sweeney's third public appearance in Waterbury, backed by the enthusiastic acclaim of his audiences. Mr .Swencey will open the program with "Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart." from Handel's The Messiah, and "Have You Seen By a White Lily Grow," authur unknown. Miss Ulinskas will continue the program with "Care Selve" from Atlanta, and "Angels Ever Bright and Fair" from Theodore, both by Handel; and "Danza Danva fon f an Ciulla Gentile," by DurantR. ..The next group, sung by Mr. Sweeney, includes ''Du blst die Ruh", by Schubert "Morgen" by Strauss, and "Ungeduld' by Schubert; following which Miss tJUn- skas and Mr. Sweeney will sing a duet from Puccini's La Bohorile. The program will continue after the intermission with Miss Tjln- skas singing an aria from Pag'.acci by Cavallo; "Ouvre des Yeisx Bleus" by Massenet; "Der NUJS- baum" by Schumann; and a Lithuanian song, 'Namyte" by Vana- gaitis. Mr. Sweeney will sing an aria from Fedora by Giordano; and Miss Ulinskas will follow with "Spirit Flower" by Tipton, "Wind ir. the Tree Tops" by Finton, and a novelty number, "The Cookcoo" by Lehmann. Mr. Sweeney will close the sclo ]>i/rtion of the program with the ever lovely "My Lady Walks In Loveliness" by Charles, "Sea Ra;v lure" by Coates, and ''Thank God for A Garden" by Del Riego. The program will close with two duets, one from the Count of Luxembourg by Lohar, and "Thine Alone" fro:n Victor Herbert's operetta ''Eileen". Safety Awards Favored By ExchangeClub Wislocki Denies Rado Criticized On Statement The Nangaliink Exchango Club liint night went on record as favoring (ho establishment of safety awards to be presented annually to Rafety conscious borough rt'Hl- donts. Proposal for the awardo WBE made by State Troov>er Edward J. Doollng, Meadow street, stationed at Bethany BarrackH. His plan would be to-make awards to safety conscious male and female drlvcra, truck drivers, pedestrians and chl'- dren. He will outline the plan in detail to club members at rioxt month's meeting. The club named a tentative committee which will select the borough resident to receive the sce- ond annual Gold Medal Award Tor outstanding service to the community through the years. The award will be presented at a dinner early nc-xt year. President Peter Wtslockl gave n favorable repot of progress made by the Union City Community Club In organizing a Little League in that section of the borough. Sponsored by the Exchange ClUD, the new league has named as its chairman Thomas Ratklewtcz, a member of both clubs and a resident of Union City. In regard to remarks made enrll- er by Second Ward Burgess AVH- liam Ratio, a member of the club who expressed the hope that future Little Leagues in Naugatuck would —Take no chance H on sudden winf r weather, let KrlckHon Motors, lit HuJhcr Ave., wlnterlio your car now. —Adr. . (Continued on Page Blx) It's Down Again! The Town Hall Flag, We Mean It's getting to be an old story, but the flag ipole is missing from the town hall again The staff collapsed for the second time, since Its installation extending over the Church street sidewalk, yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock, and once again pedestrians were lucky being spared Injury. Superintendent of Public Welfare J. Rudolph Anderson, who has 'jurisdiction over the town hull building, had no comment to make on the pole today, with the exception of saying that George Demers, Bridge street roofer, who was awarded the contract, will be at the town hall this afternoon to discuss the matter. The flag 1 pole's base tore away from the building this time, plunging the whole structure and the flag to the ground. The first time the pole fell, it had snapped from its >ba£e. Specifications called, for the pole being placed in a bronze base, but a cast iron base was set in the front of the building. In corroding the condition, Mr. Demers placed a steel base on the building, placing screws into the structure itself. Since the original ipole was removed from atop the building and thii new one installed on the second floor level of the structure to extend over the sidewalk, the flag pole situation -has been subject to a series of mishaps. Principals At Annual YMCA Banquet-Meeting Officers and guests of the Nuuatuok YMCA are Known »t the head table lit Monday night 1 -, annual banquet meeting ut the Y. From left to right are MBS. JOHN' E. CASKEY, LOUIS BKOKMMEK KtaU- executive secretary «f the Y; 1>R. DARIUS A. DAVIS, nmioclatiMl gimorii! «>cr<ttury nf th« World's t:»i»- ""' VMCA > ln » BKV WI1XABD B. IIOPKR, minister of th« Congregational Church; JOHN K. who retire* Monday OH YYMCA president; MBS. WKSLEY COE anil WABDKN 1IARBY t CABTEB. Patterson Hits Industrial Relocation Pledging his support to efforts by an unofficial Sanatc-Houso group to prevent removal of Industry from the coastal and Great Lake* region is Representative James-T. Patterson: In a letter to Representative- John EJ, Fogarty, , Rhode Island Democrat, Mr. Patterson said, "You may be assured of my cooperation in the effort to forestall any such removals from Eiurt Coast areas, as it is inconceivable that defense (Planners would be so short-sighted as to contemplate further dislocation of the nation's economy throujrh such measures,"' He continued, "New England is now attempting to recover industrially from the logs of plant* to other areas, removals which have, In (part, been prompted by request of military authorities." Mr. Patterson stated, "We as national legislators constantly try to calm the fears of citizens who envision another world-wide catastrophe, then find that our efforts are undermJnde by 'scare talk' which originates with military departments. It i.s the boundon duty of Congress to,.legislate, and thu Executive Branch of our government to so administer, that no section "f our nation will be inadequately defended. In this atomic ajge all areas of America are vulnerable and even contemplating an historic economic unhcaval, plans for adequate industrial relocation are not feasible." Jn conclusion Mr. Patterson said, "With the reconvening of Congress in January, I !ook forward to a closer liaison of members from the affected areas so that a concerted! til-partisan effort can be made to ascertain responsibility for statements emanating from the Defense Department in thi.3 regard, and to request full information concerning coastal defense measures." PHILIPPINE BATTUE Manila—The Philippine government is rushing army reinforcements to Batangas province, south of Manila. The troops will try to smash an uprising of 600 guerillas in which 14 men have been kited in two days of fighting. FIVE BELOW ZERO Houlton, Me.—The coldest spot, in the nation today was Houlton, Maine. Tiie temperature dropped to a frigid five below zero. —for Christum* Kilts lor the hurno Bluip at llaillcj'* In Wnterbury ivliorv you line) six Doors ol furniture und ap- ptinneps troiu fcimou* munuluctiirer* — Adv. Friendly Skunk Moves In Highland Ave. Couple Moan If yoo think you have troubles, don't ask to swap with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley F. Janik, 69 Highland avenue, 'cause you'll get the worst end of the bargain. The Janlks have a skunk prob-' lem- They want to get rid oC !t, but apparently the animal of the woods has decided to become d'> mestic and wants a home. The 1 problem has existed for the ptst couple of weeks, and try as they may, the couple has had no luck in ending Sir Skunk's carefir. Whether or not it's been deodorized by some freak of nature hasn't been ascertained, because although they've seen the animal, the Janiks have been fortunate in not havini; its penetrating accompaniment. Every night for the past couple ot weeks, the Janiks have bee:i plagued by the skunk digging), a hole under the house porch. On one occasion the house w;is plunged into dark'ness as the beast became tangled in wires and blew a fuse. The advent of the ''guest' came when it was chased into the Janik's hallway by a pack of doga. Broken gloss has been generously distributed around the porch, but Mr. Skunk merely pushes it away and makes his nightly bed. A request to the fire department gained nothing, as firemen say they have problems of their own. The Humane Society says it takes care of cats, dogs, horses, etc., but 1. as no authority to assume a skunk problem. So, as the last resort, the JaniUs are making a frantic plea to the public, Their friends can offer no suggestions. What can be done to eliminate the obnoxious animal Do you know? Around The World In Brief WARD RELEASED Washington — The State Department announces that American-Consul General Angus Ward and his four aides have been released from jail by the Chinese Communists and ordered to leave the country. The department eays a court at Mukden, Manchuria, convicted them of beating a Chinese and gave them prison sentences, which were commuted to deportation. YOUTH FOUND Northampton, Mass.— Sixteen- year-old Forrest Priest of Springfield, vt., allegedly has told Northampton authorities of a tragic accident which took his brother's life. Forrest was picked up at Springfield after fleeing his Vermont home In panic when a brother died as a gnii accidentally discharged. He Is going to be sent home with hid father. ooo POBK DROPS Chlcago-^Market experts nay that pork prices are tumbling in the corner meat marKet follow-n Ing a flood of hogs to midwest- tern livestock centers. The American Meat Institute says hams are selling about 20 per cent lower than last summer while sliced bacon is down about 13 per cent. Three D. P.'s Will Arrive Here Friday Three of the 1,186 displaced portions aboard the United Stutes Army transport General J. H. Mc- Rao, due to dock in New York Friday after a trip from Brcmcrhnven, Germany, are coming to Nausa- tuck, according to an announcement by the International Rcfug»e Organization and the Displaced Persona Commission. Bound for Naugatuck are IzJor- ius Zukauskaa, 48, «' dairy farmer; his wife, Ona; and their daughter. Aldena, 16. They will reside with their cousin, Aigrid Samoska, and his wife at their home on West Mountain. They are being npon- K&rcd jointly by Mr. SamoBka und the National Catholic Welfare Conference, They arc natives of Lithuania. Church groups, welfare bodloa and interested indivdiuals have cooperated in the work of rehabilitating the DP's. All will be settled in various sections of the country v/here homes and jobs have been secured for them. SMALL ATOM BOMB London — The Daily Mall ro- portH that the U. S. has developed a small atom bomb for tue in clone Htipport of troops. FIGHT ENDS Panama—The city of Panama is quiet today following last night's gun battle between police and legislators. A five-year-old boy waa killed and at least 11 other persons were wounded.- The violence stemmed from a tangled political altuatlon in which two presidents claim the right to rule Panama. Miss Saffran Places Fourth In Contest Miss Margery Saffran, local winner of the "I Speak For Democracy" contest sponsored by the Naugatuck Junior Chamber of Commerce, placed fourth in Ihe state competition held yesterday at 4 o'clock in Hartford, it 4 was announced by Jack Darby, local chairman. Recordings of talks by entrants from all over Connecticut were played and the winners chosen by a board of judges. The judges declined to name the first three place winners, The winners will be announced on a special broadcast over station WTIC Friday evening at 7:45 o'clock. Raymond K. Foley, principal of Naugatuck High school, Miss Louise Grainger rnd Miss Mary Emerson of the school faculty, and Mr. Darby attended yesterday. Miss Saffran 'is the daughter of Mrs. Eva Saffran, of Ward street, and is a senior at Naugatuck High. —Inure your chilli's health thin win. ••r. Call W»ngv S<M» t<n!»T for Oreaf Oak farm n»stuerUe<l inilkv—Aflr. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Stanley Slekys, 28 West street is a surgical patient at St. •Mary'.s hospital. * Charles 2, and Judith, 5, children of Mr. and Mrs. Hcrculano Caibeceiras, 22K South Main rtreet, are tonsillcctomy patients at St. Mary's hospital. Gala Program Arranged For Thanksgiving Dances Tonight, Church Services Listed Tomorrow Thanksgiving Day. whon recognition will be given of the year'* bleiwIngK. kindnesses und mercips •received, will bo observed tomo.-- row by borough residents, as well as-: those throughout Ihe na'l-»i The first Thanksgiving was •,!> :.rrvod in 1821 by the Pilgrims in t.cknowledgment of the gratul'.k's received by thr-m during their fiiM year in America. Tables In Naugn.turk will be rf- splendnnt with turkeys and ":ill the I'lxing.s" IIH families gather for the a ay, and in worne Instances for the entire weekend. Cold wearh.;-, whlrh went the mercury tumbling UJIH morning to the lowest point this winter, will continue for t'-,; Thanksgiving holiday. The weather bureau says there is a possibility of a white Thanksgiving, as («>!>,- poratures will rise slowly t'jd-iy with the possibility of light :-:io p *. This morning the coldest Nov. 23 since 1929 was recorded, with tempcnituroK dropping to arnun'l 10 degrees in rural areas and ice forming on ponds. Tonlght'H J'r»nr»m Pre-ThnnkHgiving nctlvitlen turn scheduled in t)>« borough tonight. The H7th annual ball of the Nm>- gatuck Hose. Hook and Ladder Co. will take plnce In Odd Fellows }.t»il, with dancing from 9 to 2 o'cock. Foreman Herbert Coekcroft nr>.J his granddaughter, Maureen Leary. will lead the grand march at 10 o'clock. The Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans, will hold Its fourth annual military ball In Facon hall from 9 to 1 o'clock. Feature of the ball will be brief ceremonies with Tnps to be sounded. Several special awards will be made during the evening. A pro-holiday dance also will bo held by members of Our Lady's Sodality of St. Francis' Church i"rom 8» to 12 o'clock in Columbus hall. Caution Urged Police Chief John J. Gormley has cautioned motorists to drive carefully on the holiday. The holiday- toll of accidental deaths is expected to be low In Uie nation compared to the number of people killed on the Memorial. Independence and Labor Day holidays. Authorities say that since Thanksgiving comes during mid-week, fcwrr motorists will take to the hlgn- ways. Naugatuck's working people will finish their duties after regular l-.curs today, and for the most rv»rt will resume activities Friday morning. Some departments of the l"S. Rubber Co. footwear plant and the factory employes of Peter Paul, (Continued on Paac Six) Celebrate Birthday IDA AND IRVING SINCERBOX, sister and brother, of 189 Lewi. street are shown with their special birthday cake which indicate* that they are celebrating their Hflth and 82nd birthday. Mr. Slncerbos wan 80 and his sister 82 on Monday. Both natlv.-s of Sharon, they have been borough residents tor SO years. For many years Mr. Slneerbox was engaged in ihc dairy business.