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Today's Chuckle HuNhand: "I've, got tloknt* for a play." Wife: "Flno! HI Htart dromtlnK rlEht aivny." Husband: "You'd better. The tlck- ete are for tomorrow night." —Delco Radio Broadcaster. £3aunatttrk Haifa ^^ <*J "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TIIK, WKATHKK Partly cloudy, cold and windy «.<>day. Increasing olcudmoss tomorrow, followed by Homo light r:iin en BMOW. Continued cold. TMMI'KUATUKK REPORT Midnight 36; 3 a. m., 34; 6 a. m.. 32; 9 a. m., 32; 10 a. m,, 34. VOL. LXIV, NO. 277 ESTABLISHED 1885 Yule Lights Will Go On Monday Night Third Year of Program To Be Most Elabrate Down-town Naugatuck will be splashed with Rally colored light- Ing Monday evening when Chrlol- mas Hircot lighting In turned on for the third consecutive year a! 4.30 o'clock. Sponsored by the merchants, in duFtries. banks and professlon.-i: establishments of Naugatnclt lighting displays in the borough 1'r.ve already caused considerable comment throughout the Naujn- tuck-Valley. This year's display will be even bigger and better than those of the two past years, according to William Schpcro, chairman of the Ku- pro- tni! OlvJsinn of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, which hap instituted and continued the pram. Persons entering the borough from the south will first see the "ghts on South Main street and they will swing across the Whi-- temore Memorial Bridge where .several large strings of lights hang above the span. A huge "Season's oreetings" sign has been placej "n the railroad trestle at the wcs' side of the bridge. Lighting con-" tlnues on Maple street. Church street and for the first time, -n Kubber avenue. A total of 35 arches, more than fcund In any valley town of comparable size, will light the street.-! with alternating bell and wreath ar.iigns. Mr. Schpero said. Monday evening following the regular 6:30 o'clock NEWS broadcast over Station WATR. Mr. Schpero wlil describe the street lighting in an interview with Joseph P Dona'iue of the NEWS. The lights and their winter-green trim have been installed by the Pe'uso firm of Norwalk The tern is covered fully by insurance Mr. Schpero said. All firms contributing to the lighting program •will have stickers attached to their windows. Westport Girl Wins Oratory Contest Nelwjm Chaney, a senior nt Staples High School, Westport, Is the winner of the state finals in the national "Voice of Democracy- contest conducted by the Junior Chamber Uonal of Commerce, the Na- of- Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Distributors America. Miss Chaney read a five-minute •cript she had written on the subject, "I Speak for Democracy," on a special program over WTIC Hartford, last night. Her entry' will now be placed in the national competition for four college scholarships. Margery Saffran. winner of the local contest, placed fourth in the state competition. Shepherd Lodge To Elect December 6 The Entered Apprentice degree <vill o« conferred on candidates bv officers of Shepherd lodge No 78 A. F. & A. M.. at a special rneot- i.ig Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock in Masonic Temple on Church street. Worshipful Brother Robert Re!ter past master of the lodge win deliver the second and third sections of the first degree lecture. All Master Masons are invited to attend the session, which is the list btiore the annual meeting, whicn v.-ill take place Tuesday evening-. Dec. 6. Officers will be elected p.nd leports presented. Gormley To Receive Plaque H. Russell Tryon, of the Connecticut State Traffic. Commission, will present asafety award tn the borough Monday, In recognition of ts more than 000 totality free clays. ;t was urnnounned today by Polio- Chief John J. Gormloy. The award will !><• made to Chief Oormlcy and Warden Harry L. Carter, Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at police headquarters. Give Thanks For Gifts On Thanksgiving Appreciation for contributions made to Meadowbrook Farm for Thanksgiving Day has been expressed by Superintendent of Public Welfare J. Rudolph Anderson and Mrs. Martha Smith, superintendent of the farm. A basket was sent by pupila of Che seventh and eighth grades of Central avenue school, under the direction of Miss Elizabeth Moc','an, principal, and the Naugatuck Woman's club also sent a basket. Two baskets were contributed by the Naugatuck Junior Woman's club to two needy families. Mr. Anderson stated that Inmates | at the farm were appreciative of the gifts, and that they enjoyed a complete Thanksgiving dinner. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1949 Leased Wire Service of tbe United Presi" 6 PAGES Oosswait Returns Punt 20 Yards Against Lavender PRICE FIVE CENTS ALAN CKOSHWAIT, Nuiigutuch High's (|iiarlerlmc': mid safety niiin Is H|»I\VII returning a punt -lenlnst Ansoniu lute in the third period of (lie Tlmnksglvl :i; liny gnnii-. Alun Inok (he punt on the 20 dodged between tin- two AiiHonlu ends and raced all Hie wu, to tho 41) before, being linnight down by U.il.bv On dNnn. No. HI. Ansimln Imlflmck. tlrosswalt Is shi-wn heading for tho sideline. In an attempt t.) nvolil C.oUlHi.ii. moving I" for the tackle, l-;,,,| C.'larenee Sehiller. No. l.'l. Is H |,mvn directly behind Cros.HwiiIt throwing n block at another Ansinila youth. Other ji'iiyrrs identified are: Jack l)eni!WV No. '!4 \nsotila tarlile -ind co-euptalii; Vln DaCoKla, No. .IS, Anso ilu halfli:irh; and Duve Wright, No. 28, Ansoniu end ""«' l)f "»• Players CroSHWull left Sx'liind wlien he storied his run. Ari.vuiilit won, 1,1-7. U. S. Rubber Co. lips Tire Prices Barber Singers Plan First Concert Arthur Swan, president of l.hf! j Naugatuck Chapter o!' the Society An advance of 3 1-2 per cent in for lhe Preservation the price of automobile truck tires "' ™"" l "~ lrl and tubes, effective Nov. 30, is announced by the United States Rubber Co. Last week while on an official visit to Naugatuck, Harry E. Humphreys, Jr., president of the firm, told newsmen that tire prices were In the neighborhood of those in 1941, although production and material costs had increased greatly. The company's announcement said. "Tiro prices are still uneconomical ly low. The new increase will merely restore prices at approximately the same level that existed at the beginning of tho year." A similar increase on truck and car tires and tubes goes into effect today on products of the Seiborling Rubber Co. Officials of two smaller tire companies said they would probably follow the advance next week. DP Family Arrives At New Home Here Arriving in the borough last night were Iszorcius Zukauskas, a dairy farmer, his wife, Ona, and their daughter, Aldena, 16. who were among 1,166 displaced persons aboard the U. S. Army transport Gen. J. H. McRae, which docked in New York yesterday after a trip from Bremerhaven, Germany. The Lithuanian natives are at the home of their cousin and his wife, Mr .and Mrs. Algird Samoska, West Mountain. They are being sponsored jointly by Mr. Snmoska and the National Catholic Welfare Conference. TWO DEATHS Two Connecticut residents have died In separate accidents. At WcHl[K>rt, 72-year-old William K Vornkahl. Sr., was killed when he was stuck by a truck on tho Boston Post road. A University of Connecticut student visiting his in- mws in Shick-shinny, Pa., was Injured fatally when he foil 20 fett irom a scaffold. Authorities slid and Encouragement of Barber Shop Sin^ r ini< in America, announced that a capacity audience is expected first annual Concert and at the parade 25-year-old Ralph Hartford lost his scaffold collapsed. Mozclcwski life when of the Letter From Santa Claus The North Pole Dear Children, '" I wiph you could have had breakfast with us this morning. Mother Claus made cocoa and hot porridge for p.ll the little elves who didn't have time to cook their own breakfast before getting to work in the toy shop. Close to Chrlst- I7ta s , Mother Onus always cookd breakfa-st for the elves This rr.ornir.:;, after their acorn breakfast bowls had bpen filled with rteamir.g hot porridge the gay IHtle elves, nearly 100 of them climbed upon the lone:, kitchen table to eat their breakfast v/ith me. Mother Claus had toast for us but she filled a pate with toait crumbs for the elves, then served them cocoa in their srold thimble drinking cups that they had gotten for Christmas last year. ! You should have seen those elves, ail dre-'aed in green, red yellow. "BDI" OklakowsM at the Psctajrc Stor« tor all you •MM"!.. C«n 18 It lor qalat I City blue and brown suits with peaked cai. - 3 and peaked slippers to which were attached tiny jinele bells. As they laughed among themselves, the balls would jingle merrily. They had such fun. As soon as breakfast wits over, they scampered to the toy shop where they will spend the day j making toys just as fast as they can. SANTA CLAUS. 1'- S.—Th«- Nuugatuck News has Invited me to their annual ChrlHtma.s party for the .young xterH ut tho .Salem Playhouse, IJc-cember 17. I'm going to he there. A* a matter of fact TIIK NEWS wants nip to malic a special trip in my helicopter. Must check with my mechanics and se« If the old flying machine will be in shape for the trip. Watch The NEWS for details. KI-\VOOJ> WAUSVVOKTII Director of the chapter tonight in the: high .school auditorium. Quartetn from chapters throughout the state will arrive in the borough this afternoon and will be entertained by local chapter members at a reception from 4 to 6 o'clock at tho ElliK rooms. The concert and parade will get underway at 8 o'clock. Warden Harry L. Carter will glvu the address of welcome as the concert opens. Tho Naugaltick chorus of 35 voices will bo heard, under the direction of Elwood Wndsworth. Among the quartets to be hoard will bo the Chord Scramblers of Derby, Northwo;:'. district champion:!; The Chord I'li-liern nf New Ilnvi-n; Cavnllei-H of Bridgeport and the Salem Village Four and Naugatone.-i Quart o|. of Naugatuck. Other quartetH from Massachusetts and New York will also bo hoard. Ken Rapieff, formerly of Naugn- tuek, now ;in ,-i.nnouncnr in Boston with the Yankee Network, will be master of ceremonies. Tho afterglow, to bo hold at tho Kllk.s Club, will he in charge of Wo.sloy Kn- mnn, also of Boston. Singers in tho concert will bo aided in their efforts hy a now sound-shell constructed by" the borough chapter. I'IGfiY HANK Ansonia police are looking for n burglar who takes money away Horn children. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bailey opotcd thnt their child'.; siivingw of .$2ri which waH in a pip,- I gy bank was stolen from their holme. Around The World In Brief ADMIT OKHMANY J'arls — Tin- French National Assembly has voted to admit Germany into the Council of Kur- ope. But, the. legislative body rejected any idea of creating a new German army, or admitting the. Reich to the; Atlantic pact. oOo—— ATTACK IJ, S. o London— I,i>ndnn's ComniunlHt l>ully Weirker charges thut; th<> United States Is attacking Bril;i!n (it vcliaf MK* puper <*.ulfH ii "new opium wur." The piilirn il accuses us of trying to "make Britain sufei for American, illiteracy" hy flooding Kngliuid .vltli comic, books. oOo NO I'l.ANS Tokyo -Our consul :iL Pelpini.*. Kdmuml Chubb nays arrango- ircnts still have not been mail.: t;> remove American consul An- Bii.s Ward from China. Chubb, in >• rncsagu to Tokyo, odds thut ail intw.H n.'lcuMiJH on the Ward ciis« v;lll hnvn to come from the Ktaf! Dejjurt mcr-l. , oOo FORMAT I'LKA Lake Success • Nationalist China will formally nsk tliet UN today not. In recognize the Communist regime. The Natlnnallstn svill nlHo nsl; UN rncnibci'B mil. to give thu; Keds any further military or economic aid. oOo T HUMAN AT (iAIVIK Washington --- President Truman, bin wife and n select group will travel to Philadelphia aboard a special I ruin today to .see tho .annual Army-Navy football cjaw- wlc. Margaret Truman, who is in Washington for n. concert tomorrow, will watch the game ovor television. Scout Drive Under Way; Ends Monday The Importance, of Boy .Scouting In all fields in the community— uidustry, buwiness and private homes—was pointed out by four loaders of tho current Scout financial appeal foi $3,300, in a sp.ici.il. broadcast la.nt e.ycnlng from the WATR broadcast booth of. the NEWS.. The four men wore Paul S. C'Brlen, general drive chairman, who deacrlboti the needs of Scouting due to the new lower age lltntt program; Conrad S. Ham, director ol tho Industrial division who Htat- od that Scouting in Important to industry because tho Souts of today will mnko better industrial workers tomorrow; James B, Nlo3 t : lector of thci merchants division who nald merchants benefit on tho whole hy having Scouts in the community and Joseph Little, director of the residential division. The drive was officially started yesterday and will continue during- the weekond, with results to he i-innonnccd by division chairmen n.t a meriting Monday evening fn the. flrehotisf! from 5 to !> o'clock. Mr. OTtrlcn urges all residents to c.iin- Santa Clans Will Attend Xmas Party NEWS - P/ayhouse Prgram Slated For Dec. 17 The fourth annual Naugaluck ! Ncws-Salem Playhouse Christmas theater party for children of the | borough's public and parochial HOhoolH lakes placo Saturday morn- 'ng. Due. 17 nt 9 o'clock In tho Church Htront theater. AN In tho pfiHl, .Santa ClatiH will bo 'tho main attraction ul tho gala gathering. Thoro wilt bn gifts and candy for all, as well as special prnsnntH. Santa Claua will appear un tho stage of tho theater, whom a largo, gaily ornamented holiday Iron will be erected. To add more fun to the program for about 1,000 lof Naugatuck's younger act, a showing of special films will be held,. Including- cartoons, comedies and novelties. ^ Ralph Pasho, theater owner, and Eugono Pasho, manager, are cooperating with Tho News In catering to the children. Details of distribution ol tickets will bo forthcoming In the near future. In keeping with the holiday spirit, arrangements are now underway for Santa Claus to visit Nau- (,'atuck prior to the theater party. He IH expected to arrive by hell- copter from tho North Pole, and if the trip Is successful it will be his second such visit here by airplane. iribiiln when canvassers call rttirmp; 1'ie weekend, in order to malnte-l;] and better the Scouting program in the Nnugatuck District, which includes Beacon Falls. Hospital Bulletins Mian Halllo Nelson, 27 Andrew avenue. Is a medical patient nt St. Mary's Hospital. JuJscph Ftmindo, 32 Laurel avenue, IH a medical patient at St. Mary's Honpltal. Peter Purku.'ikis. 28 Anderson street, Is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital! Celebrate The Veep's Birthday — Take no elmnrpH on Hmlrten wlnt-ir w»ather. i.nt nrlrk»on Motom. lift n«jh«r Are., wlntxrUe your car now. SHOPPING ^ DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS if I. Cull NIIUB. fift-lfl today l,, r Orout Oak Farm imHtunrlzotl milk.—Arty. —Insure juiir child's henllh tliU win- The nation's second lady, Mrs. Allwn IJurkley, light* tho cundlitH on thn "Ve.epV 72iid birthday cuko an thn Vlwt-Pnwlctent prepares to blow them out. The occasion w:is celebrated ut the couple's honeymoon "Shangri-La" apartment, Sea Island, Georgia. (Int. Soundphoto) Posila Heads Degree Team The Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans degree team will travel to Bridgeport tomorrow to install new officers tef tho Jeremiah Murphy Post, CWV, according to Commander Frank Zdrowski. The team is headed by past-commander Casimcr Posila. Members of the team and others of the post planning to attend, arc asked to moot at the post home, Prospect street, after 9130 o'clock Mass tomorrow morning at St. Hodwlg's Church. Plans for transportation to Bridgeport will be' maclo at that time. Installation of tho Bridgeport officers will start at 3:30 o'clock in .the afternoon. Chairman It A MM I HOY In .chairman of the arrangement* committee for a Thanksgiving Dance to be h«ld tonight hy Ojeda Council, Knights of ColunibiiH In the Council rooms. Grog I'liolun'ft orchi'Ntru will play for In TENNESSEE The hiking Putnam Infantry veteran has reached Tennessee. Robert J. Benoit'has been oa the ro'id for SO days since .leaving Putnam v;ith a pack on his back. He hopes to arrive In Little Rock, Ark., by Christmas so that he can visit his four-year-old daughter. 1'KOMOTIONS Mnj. Gen. Frederick C. Rcincke, state adjutant general, today announced tho promotions of two majors of the Connecticut National Guard to the rank of lieutctnant colonel. They are Maj. George B. Wobslor, Bethany, and Mnj. William F. Corcoran, Jr. Rocky Hill. 14 Tenants To Occupy Naugawam The' Naugatuck Housing Authority last night reached virtually final agreement on the 14 applicants who will occupy the first units of the Naugawam Village between January 15 and February 1. With only minor details remaining to bo completed, tho 14 will be notified by the board within tho iicxt two weeks. While. 40 units are 'tnder construction, the contractor nnf agreed to complete 14 well In advnncn of the May 1 deadline for tho entire project. Chairman T. Rex Bchrman also reported that representatives ol tho State Housing Authority are chcck- .ng sites suggested by the local board as possible aeas of construction of the new project, for wbicn $385,000 has been allocated. Housing Ownership Forms Available Pamphlets explaining the requirements of tho state home ownership loan program have been delivered to T. Rex Bchrman, chairman of the Nnugntutck Housing Authority, along with a supply of application forms. The pamphlets and forms arc now available at Tho News office. Anyone Interested may pick them up at the front counter. BOI>Y FOUND Authorities are expected to give a complete r.eporfi this morning In connection with the death of 20- year-old Fleming 8. Austin of West Hartford. The body of the Harvcrd feshmnn was found near the Charles River in Boston. A revolver was found at Austin's side and m'thoritfca said the wound could self-inflicted. have been New Budget May Require $1,000,000 Pension Program, Other Expenses Presage Highest Budget In The Borough's History The boroujth'n budget for tho 1050-5] fiscal year probably will nit the SI.000,000 mark, and become the largest budget In tho. history of Nuujjatuck. The budget ban to in- crouHO by only 131,010 in order ff>r the million mark to be reached, i.ml with the various projects looming on the horizon, it is possible the budget will soar to the r.ew height. Unless the Grand I,lnt has a substantial Increase, it could mean that the tax rate will be hiked in order to meet the appropriations. One of the main Issues causing Home concern among borough oifi- cials Is the anticipated cost of the now pension system. It IH expected that the cxixjnso to the borough. In Oder to moke the system solvent, will be between $25,000 and J50.000, although no official statement has been received from Russell Hooker, actuary working on establishing the syatcm. That expense alone could jack up the budget to the million dollar point. Then, too. no one known yet whether or not the State Wa- l<?r CommlKalon IB going to order thi! construction of a MWHge. clii- posal plant within the next year. The expense Involved in that p-rij- oct will be between $400.000 and 5450.000. The borough has received authority to float a $200.000 bond i^sue for this work, but becar.r:c of the increase in building costs, the community will be subject to requesting authority from tho ncncral Assembly to float $200000 or $250,000 more in bond Usucs. The |joblll welfare department undoubtcdVy w "l |>vcrexpcnd Ita current budget, and In view of thi> present economic picture a much larger budget probably will be appropriated in this department tor trie 1950-51 year. The welfare budget was increased substantially this year, but already It is noted thnt overcxpendltureo arc about $3»'J(l. It Is doubtful that any department personnel will request wage increases next year, in view of police, fire and street department workers receiving a five per cent increase this year. Teachers are on <. specific wage scale basis. But, regardless of wnat the j>i.-- turc looks like at this time, it c.-in £.11 be changed within a comparatively brief time. Better Indications will be given when dpenrt- iiienl heads start working on tlieir new budgets in February, and the whole story will be told during budget meetings in March and April and the definite establlBhin;; of a budget In May. Clifford Teeple, Borough Boy Scout Commissioner, When you think of Boy Scout activities In Naugatuck, and you must be this weekend due to the annual financial dive of Mattatuck Council, you can't help but think of a man whom wo bullcvo You Should Know, Clifford 8. Tceplo, Naugatuck district Boy Scout Commissioner. In the nine years that he has been active In Scouting, Cllf Teeple has done much for the boys of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, He started in the movement in 1940, a few months after his son, Clifford, Jr., became a member of Troop 2, Congregational Church. Clif started off as a commlttoeman in the troop and a year late was named Troop 2 chairman, a post he had until 19-17. Clif has been District Commissioner since 1943 and In that time he has worked closely with the boys, their leaders and other adults who have pitched In to make Scouting a bigger and better thing for boys each year. Boy Scouting was In its infancy when Cllf was a boy and ho was not a member of the movement be- CIIUUQ there was no organization near his home. He know of Scouting and had an interest In it lor many years but he first became active in tho movement when his son became a Scout. Born In N. ,1. Clif was born In Rutherford^ N. J., but when about a year old, his .parents moved to Frccport, Long Inland, N, Y., whore he attended Hchool. Later he went to Pratt Institute bf Technology In New York. and graduated as an industrial chemist, later called chemical engineers. Soon after leaving Pratt, Cllf joined the U. S. Army and during World War I served in the then new Chemical Warfare Service. He received basic training at Fort Slocum and Tuckahoe, N. J., later wont to Camp Upton and Washington D. C. Clif was one of a small detachment of men sent to Hast- ings-on-tho-Hudson, N. Y. for chemical warfare training and later CMFFOiil> 8. TEEPLE went to the Dow Chemical plant In Midland, Mich, and Ncla Park Clevland, Ohio. This small band of men was among the first in this country to work at the development of chemicals for war uses. Clif was discharged at the end of the war with tho rating of sergeant. Cllf returned to Freeport after I the war and saw a group of young boys in uniform. Not knowing what to think, he asked who they were. They were Boy Scouts, the first he had ever seen, but not the last. After that war, Cllf went to work for the huge DuPont firm at chemical plants at Deepwater Point, Del. and Lodl, N. J. To BrlKtnl Co. In 1923 Clif accepted a post with the Bristol Co., at Platts Mills and has been there ever since He is a member of the plant's Quarter Century Club and the Engineers Club, and Is employed tn the plant's sales department. A year after coming to Naugatuck. on Nov. 8, 1924. Clif wan married to the former Mary Mack of Bay Shore, Long Island. They were married In Bay Shore. Their son, Clif, Jr., is serving his second hitch in tho U. S. Marine Corps air wing at Cherry Point, N. C.. having returned to duty in {.he states after a tour In the Pacific. Soon after being named dlntrlrt commissioner, Clif and others interested in Scouting in Naugaturk began planning for a Sea Scout Ship In the borough. At the clone of the Second World War. when Post 17, American Legion, opened its new post home on Cedar street the Ship wa* officially launched! Sponsored by the Legion pont th« Ship continues to function as one of Naugatuck's Senior Scout «<•- tiviilcs. Cllf was first chairman of thn ship and he has held that post since It was organized in 1945 Bright Future Cllf foresees a brighter future for Scouts and Scouting in Naugatuck now that steps havte been taken on n national scale to 1m- (Contlnucd on Page Three) -For CbrlRiBMi, «IU« lor tk. hom. "hop ml Ili»1| r >> | B Katrrhiry «hfr« you rind nix (|,.or« nt larnilgr* niut .n- PIIM««* iron tamiHiK »iu>»l»ft«rerv- Aar,

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