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x> XX Today's Chuckle "What matter that your job is And its rewards are few? Kemember that the mighty oak Was once a nut like you." —The Co-Ordlnator. WEATHER Mostly sunny this afternoon followed by some cloudiness tonight. A few brief snow flurries this e\o- r.ing. Low temperature tonight between 25 and 30 degrees. Tomorrow, partly cloudy, windy and colder with the high temperature :n tne middle 3Q's. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 275 ESTABLISHED 1885 TEMPERATCRE BEPORT Midnight, 22; 3 a. m.. 22; 6 a. ;n., 27; 9 &. m., 35; noon, 47. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS President Wothington Modi.on President Lincoln President 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 War of 1812. President Abraham Lincoln appointed the last Thursday of November, 1864, 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 a national legal holiday and it has so been observed ever since. %^—~ JL . Th« first Thonksgiving-1621. I Lumber Assn. Elects Neary As Director New Haven, Nov. 23—(UP)—A New London man has been elected president of the Lumber Dealers' A»»ociation 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- waJk, and Secretary William P. Beach of New Haven. Elected to the board of directors were Alexander McFarland of Torrington, Wililaro P. Neary of Naugatuck. Robert Ketting of Norwalk, Raymond C. Rubley of Bethel, Willard T. Terrell of Meriden. and Gideon Rice of Manchester. Chairman George Carr of the State Housing Authority called upon the dealers to contribute to a better over-all structure of the building industry in the state. He aaid his office is getting 300 inquiries daily about the state's $30,000,000 home ownership program. Births ST. JOHN—Boston Lying-in hos- 'Pital, Boston, Mass., Nov. 17, a first child and son, »David Austin, to Mr. and Mrs. David E. St. John, Boston, and trracdnon 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. List Program For Sweeney's Third Concert Local roaidents who attend the Joint concert by tenor Daniel Sweeney of Nautjatuck, and Gertrude Ultnskas, 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 .Sweneey will open the program with "Thy Rebuke Hath is not the only department with | Broken His Heart." from Handel's No Paper Tomorrow Happy Thanksgiving Fire Dept. Has Troubles Too; New Overhead Door Sticks The borough Welfare Department plagued by flag pole trouble, troubles, as was proved by the flro department this noon. A call was received on a brush fire on Wilmot'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 possible 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. Emipoyaj of the W. J. Megin Const. Co. were called to the flre- houiic and they fixed the door so that it will c-pnr, without further difficulty. Chief -Sheriden stated that the tnn of the door had become cought under an "edging" making it impossible to open. Letter From Santa Claus Dear Children. The North Pole 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 Bcoldcd. "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 Claua got out the castor oil bottle and gave Twinkey just a drop because that is an elf size dose. Then —««• ••BUI" OMaknwnkl at the City Fa«k»f* More lor •««di. C«l mi lor •II yo«r liquor ' ' --UTeir.- 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 Krandmother 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 Bleep until Chrintmaa when the dolls will open their long, dark eyelashes to find little fe'lrls admiring them. Love, SANTA CLAUS —Take 110 cbunr.DH on sadden winfir weuther. I.et Erlck»on Motor*, Its nii.>tU!r Ave.. wiiiturlvo vour car now, —AdT. 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 ton f an Ciulla Gentile," by Durante. ..The next group, sung by Mr. Sweeney, includes "Du bist die Ruh", by Schubert "Morgen" by Strauss, and "Ungeduld 1 by Schubert; following which Miss Ulin- skas and Mr. Sweeney will sing a duet from Puccini's La Bohonie. The program will continue after the intermission with Miss tjln- skas singing an aria from Paglacci by Cavallo; "Ouvre des Yeux 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 Flnton, and a novelty number, "The Cookcoo" by Lehmann. Mr. Sweeney will close the sclo portion of the program with the ever lovely ''My Lady Walks In Loveliness" by Charles, "Sea Rapture" by Coates, and "Thank God for A Garden" by Del Riego. The program will close with I'Wo duets, one from the Count of Luxembourg by Lchar, and "Thine Alone" from Victor Herbert's operetta "Eileen". Safety Awards Favored By ExchangeClub Wislocki Denies Rado Criticized On Statement The Naugatunk Exchange Club last night went on record as favoring the establishment of safety awards to be presented annually to safety conscious borough residents. Proposal for the awards was made by State Trooper Edward J. Dooling, Meadow street, stationed at Bethany Barracks. His plan would be to make awards to safety conscious male and female drivers, truck drivers, pedestrians and children. He will outline the plan in detail to club members at next month's meeting. The club named a tentative coir- mittee which will select the borough resident, to receive the second annual Gold Medal Award for outstanding service to the com- .munity through the years. The award will be presented at a dinner early next year. President Peter Wislocki gave a 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 Cmo, the new league has named as its chairman Thomas Ratklewicz, a member of both clubs and a resident of Union City. In regard to remarks made earlier by Second Ward Burgees %vil- liam Rado, a member of the club who expressed the hope that future Little Leagues in Naugatuck would FIVK BELOW ZERO Houlton, Mo.—Tin; coldest spot In tho niitlnn today WIIH Houlton, Maine. Tho temperature dropped to a frigid five below zero. —For CbrlHtmiiH niltK lor tho lumin Hliciii ut Minium's In Wittt'rliury wher r«« Bnn six lloni-H ill Inrnlturn and a|> pMniitirK Iront UIIIIOIIM inunutucttirur*.— Adv. (Continued on Page Six) 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 hall 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 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 'baise. 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 correcting the condition, Mr. Demers placed a steel base on the build- Ing, placing screws into the structure itself. Since the oYlginal ipole was removed from atop the building and this 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 .serins o>f mishaps. Principals At Annual YMCA Banquet-Meeting Officers and guests of the Nauatuck VMCA are shown at the head table ut Monday night's annual banquet meeting at the V. From left to right are MRS. JOHN' E. CASKEY, LOUIS BROEMMER state executive feretory at the Y, DR. DARIUS A. DAVIS, associated genera! secretary of the World's Com- J-'l^™ e yMCA ' the BEV WILLARD B. IJOPER, minister of the Congregational Church; JOHN E CA&KEY, who retires Monday as YYMCA president; MRS. WESLEY COE and WARDEN HARRY t, • CARTER. Patterson Hits Industrial Relocation Pledging his support to efforts by an unofficial Senate-House group to prevent removal of industry from the coastal and Great Lakes region is Representative Jumea T. Patterson. In a letter to Representative John E. Fogarty, .Rhode Island Democrat, Mr. Patterson said, "You may be assured of my cooperation in the effort to forestall any such removals from East Coast areas, as it is inconceivable that defense planners would be so short-sighted as to contemplate further dislocation of the nation's economy through such measures.'" He continued, "New England is now attempting to recover industrially 'from the loss of plants to other areas, removals which have, in ipart, been prompted by request of military authorities." Mr, Patterson stated, "We aa national legislators constantly try to calm the fears of citizens who envision another world-wide catastrophe, then find that our efforts are undermimle by 'scare talk' which originates with military departments. It !.<! the boundon d'lty of Congress to .legislate, and the Executive Branch of our government to so administer, that no section vf our nation will be inadequately defended. In this atomic ajge all areas of America are vulnerable and even conteanipilatirag an historic economic unheaval, plans for adequate industrial relocation are not feasible." In conclusion Mr. Patterson said, "With the reconvening of Congress in January, I look forward to a closer liaison of members from the affected areas so that a concerted 1 bi-partisan effort can be made to ascertain responsibility for statements emanating from the Defense Department in thi.s regard, and to request full information concerning coastal de- ferse. measures." PHILIPPINE BATTLE 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 kllcd in two days of fighting. Friendly Skunk Moves In Highland Ave. Couple Moan If ycio think you have troubles, don't ask to swap with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley F. Janlk, 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 of !t, bat apparently the animal of the woods has decided to become domestic and wants a home. Tho problem has existed for the jviat couple of weeks, and try as they may, the couple has had no luck in ending Sir Skunk's cavenr. Whether or not it's been deodori:;ud by «omc frcnk of nature hasn't been ascertained, because although they've seen the animal, the Janlk.«j have been fortunate in not having its penetrating accompaniment. Every night for the past couple ot weeks, the Janlks have boon plagued by the skunk digging, a hole under the house porch. On cne occasion the house was plunged into darlcness as the beast became tangled in wires and b!o\v a fuse. The advent of the "guest 1 came \vhen it was chased into th3 Janik's hallway by a pack of dogd. Broken glass has been generously distributed around the porch, but Mr. Skunk merely pushes it away and makes his nijjhtly bed. A request to the fire department gained nothing, as firemen f-;ay they have problems of their own. The Humane Society says it takes care of ealH, dogs, horses, etc., but has no authority to assume a akunk problem. So, as the last resort, the Janlks 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 —. Tho State Department announces that American-C o n s u 1 General Angus Ward and his four aides have been released from, jail by the Chinese Communists and ordered to leave the country. The department says a court at Mukden, Manchuria, convicted them of beating a Chinese and gave them prison sentences, which were commuted to deportation. YOUTH FOUND Northampton, Mas».— Slxtenn- year-old Forrest Priest of Springfield, Vt., allegedly has told Northampton authorities of a traplc accident which took big brother's life. Forrest wai picked up at SprlngfleJd after fleeing his Vermont home in panic when a brother died as a gun accidentally discharged. He Is going to be sent home with his father. PORK DROPS Chicago—Market experts say that pork prices are tumbling in the corner meat market follow-n ing a flood of hogs to midwesc- tern livestock centers. The American Meat Institute says hams are selling about 20 per cent lower than last summer while siicud bacon is down about 13 per cent. GUN FIGHT ENDS Panama—The city of Panama is quiet today following last night'3 gun battle between police and legislators. A five-year-old boy was killed and at least 11 other persons Were wounded. The violence stemmed from a tangled political si luatlon in which two presidents claim the right to rule Panama. Miss Saf f ran 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 the state competition held yesterday at 4 o'clock in Hartford, it O 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 Grulngor rnd Mina Mary Emerson of tho school faculty, and Mr. Darby attended yesterday. Miss Saffran 5s the daughter of Mrs. Eva Saffran, of Ward street, and is a senior at Naugatuck High. Three D. P.'s Will Arrive Here Friday Three of the 1,166 displaced persons aboard the United States Army transport General J. H. McRae, due to dock in New York Friday otter a trip from Bremerhaven, Germany, are coming to Nausa- tuck, according to an announcement by the International Refuge" Organization and the Displaced Persons Commission. Bound for Naugatuck are IzJor- ius Zukauskas, 48, a' dairy farmei-; his wife, Ona; and their daughter. Aldena, 16. They *rill reside with their cousin, Algrid Samoska, and his wife at their home on West Mountain. They are being sponsored jointly by Mr. Samoska and the National Catholic Welfare Conference. They are natives of Lithuania. Church groups, welfare bodies and interested indivdiuals have cooperated in the work of rehabilitating the DP's. All will be settle.! h(l11 in various sections of the country \vhere homes and jobs have been secured for them. Gala Program Arranged For Thanksgiving Dances Tonight, Church Services Listed Tomorrow Thanksgiving Day, when recognition will be given of the year's blessings, kindnesses and mercies •received, will be observed toruo.-- row by borough residents, as well as? those throughout the na'ion. The first Thanksgiving was ,!> served in 1621 by the Pilgrims m acknowledgment of the gratuities received by thorn during their fir.st year in America. Tables in Naugatuck will be ro- splendant with turkeys and "all the fixings" as families gather for the aay, and in some instances for the entire weekend. Cold weath..--, which sent the mercury tumbling tiiis morning to the lowest point, this winter, will continue for t.'-e Thanksgiving holiday. The -weather bureau says there is a possibility ol a white Thanksgiving, as temperatures will rise slowly today with the possibility of light r:io\v. This morning the coldest Nov. 23 since 1929 was recorded, with temperatures dropping to around 10 degrees in rural areas and ice forming on ponds. Tonight's Program Pre-Thanksgiving activities are scheduled in the borough tonight. The 57th annual ball of the >.HU- gatuck Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. will take place in Odd Fellows hall, with dancing from 9 to 2 o'cock. Foreman Herbert Cockcroft and 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 Faeon hall from 9 to 1 o'clock. Feature of the ball will be brief ceremonies with Taps to be sounded. Several special awards will be made durinj the evening. A pre-holiday dance also will bo held by members of Our Lady's Sodality of St. Francis' Church irom 8»to 32 o'clock in Columbus SMALL ATOM BOMB London — The Daily Mall reports that the C. S. has developed a small atom bomb for use in close support of troops. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Stanley Slckys, 28 West street is a surgical patient at St. •Mary's hospital. pat Charles 2, and Judith, 5, children of Mr. and Mrs: Herculano Ca^eceiras, 223 South Main street, are tonsillectomy patients at St. Mary's hospital. Caution Police Chief John J. Oormley hn« cautioned motorists to drive carefully on the holiday. The holiday toll of accidental deaths is expected to be low in the 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, fewer motorists will take to the hign- ways. Naugatuck's working people will finish their duties after regular hcurs today, and for the most r>art will resume activities Friday morning. Some departments of the V S. Rubber Co. footwear plant and the factory employes of Peter Paul, (Continued on Paae Six) Celebrate Birthday —In»ur« your chili)'* health till, winter. Call N.ufr. 604* todiij for Great Onk *'«rm imntu«rUuil milk,—Adr. IDA AND IRVING SINCKBBOX, nlHt«r uml brother, of 188 Ive street are shown with their special liirthduy ouli.' which indicate* they are celebrating their Hlrth anil 82nd htrtliduy. Mr. Kiiir<>rtx>K wt HO and Ills »i»ter 82 on Monday. Both natives of Sharon, they have been borough residents for 30 years. For many years Mr. Sincorboc wan engaged in ihi- dairy business.