Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 28, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, November 28, 1949
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Today's Chuckle "Now here." said the nale*lady in the millinery tthoppc, "is a hat that never will K o out of Htyle. It will look ridlculoua yoar after year." —Cities Service Dealer. ems "Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 278 ESTABLISHED 1885 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press w K A T ii ic n Mostly cloudy 'ind not vn r.,i.| this afternoon. Coniinm-il mns:!v cloudy and not .so cr.'il tonight, the low about 30. Tomorrow, clou- ly followed by rain j.robnb!y bi-- RinninK as snow about mid-day, milder with the hifrn bct.we.--n -10 and 45. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight. 29; 3 a. m., 30 8 a. m , 32; 9 a. m., 34; noon, 38 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS New Haven Man Held In Local Safe-Cracking Attempt B^^l A ^^§ ^M -m«- * i-m -w-r -m •*-. •_ _- _ ~ ' ^HMM - ^B First Snow Storm Blankets Borough Cold Weather Accompanies Two Inch Snow Fall; No Accidents Naugatuck was blanketed under two inches of snow yesterday in the first storm of*the current winter season. The storm was accompanied by winds and freezing temperatures, but no accidents or oth- T mishaps were reported by police and fire department officials as the result of weather conditions. Officials of the Nauga^uck Water Co. reported a total snowfall cf two inches, with a precipitation of J.4 inches. The storm brought the total precipitation for the month to 1.24 inches, which is considerably below normal, as was the case in October. The minimum temperature yesterday was 12 degrees, with the maximum being 34 degrees. The first snow storm last year occurred Monday. Nov. 29, -with a total fall of two inches. Street department crews were touring the borough's streets during the storm spreading sand to eliminate slippery thoroughfares, which were hazardous to vehicular as well as pedestrian travel. State Police at the Bethany Barracks reported a quiet day as far ji£ the storm -was concerned. State Highway Department crews placed their trucks and plows into service, spreading sand on the main thorough fares. In Waterbury the storm left 1.06 inches of snow and the temperature hit a low of 11 degrees and n. high of 25 degrees. Four persons In Waterbury were treated at the T/aterbury Hospital for injuries received in falls on slippery pavements. Hartford, "*j5ov." 2R^--<CUP)—The enow brought good sledding for tbe youngsters. But it also brought dangers the State Motor Vehicles Department warned today. Parents -were cautioned not to allow children to use their sleda en driveways leading into traveled roads. Last winter four children •were killed in such accidents. The department recommends tlie wide open spaces for sledding— Irce from traffic hazards. Marshall Honored By Mayors More Snow? Hartford. Nov. 28—(UP)—Most of Connecticut is slopping around in the remains of the winter's first snowstorm. Rising temperatures turned the snow to slush. But the weather bureau forecasts another snowfall for tomorrow although it very likely will turn to rain. In many parts of -the state, particularly the northern sections, yesterday's storm left about four inches of snow. Southern regions had little more than a trace of snow. All highways are open and cleared. Secondary roads, however, are somewhat slippery. Motorists are urged to use caution. Y1CA To Elect Slate Of Officers Officers for the coming year will be elected this afternoon at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Naugatuck YMCA, at 5 o'clock in the^T. John E. Caskey, president, will preside for the last time. It was announced at the Y's annual meeting last week that he will retire today without seeking reelection. A nominating committee, headed by Wesley S. Coe, will present the slate. Others on the committee are Conrad Ham and William G. Boies. Reports will be submitted by general secretary Herbert E. Brown, treasurer Hilding N. Olson and by the chairmen of various outstanding committees. Around The World In Brief (By Unite4 Press) ROBINSON RITES 1 New York—Police expect some 30,000 persons to attend funeral services for 71-year-old Negro dancer Bill Robinson at 1 p. m. Thousands more will line the route for the funeral procession as "Bojangles" goes down Broadway for the last time. Mayor William O'Dwyer will eulogize the famed entertainer. _ oOo PACIFIC STORM Seattle—The Pacific northwest has begun cleaning up after a violent storm that blew in out of the Pacific ocean and caused 22 deaths, left four persons missing and scores of injured. As the storm roared inland, it left millions of dollars in property dam- • oOo IN FLORIDA (Key West, Florida) — President Truman and his family landed at the Boca Cliica Air station at 12:16 P. M. (EST) for their three-week vacation i n Florida. The President was g-lv- en a formal welcome by Nivy officers, then drove along Sunlit Causeway to the Navy base where lie wll spend his work- play holiday. COAL STRIIC& New York—John Lewis meets with his 200 union planners today to decide whether to go through with a threatened new coal strike Wednesday midnight. Most observers believe Lewis may urge »he UMW policy committee to oostponc the new walkout at 'east until after Christmas and New Year's. ON TRIAL Washington—Congressman J. Parnell Thomas has gone to trial en charges of taking salary kickbacks from some of his congressional employes. The long delayed trial of the New Jersey Republican finally got underway in Federal District Court in Washington. SHELLED * (Washington—Another Isbrandh- „ . .. ... ^ ., sen lino freighter has been shell- j Show at Mad River Grange. Waed in the Far East. The State Department says the Sir John Franklin, out of New York, was hit 12 times while trying to run the Nationalist blockade from Hong- Kon^- to Shanghai. FOOD COSTS Boston—A six-state federal survey shows that the price of food in New England dropped in Portland, Me., Providence. R. I., Manchester, N. H., Boston and Fall Paver, Mass., and Bridgeport, Conn. oOo REDS ON TRIAL Belgrade—The Yugoslav government announces that 12 Russian citizens charged with spy- Ing will go on trial for their lives In the city of Sarajevo this Thursday. The trial will be the first major proceeding against Russians outside Russia since the war. CHUNGKING TO FALL Chungking—Advance units of Chinese Communist forces are reported to be within 13 miles of the Nationalist refugee capital of Chungking. The Reds are driving on the city from three sides and observers expect its fall within 24 hours. On behalf of the U. S. Conference of Mayors, President Truman presents the organization's Distinguished Public Service Award nlaque to Gen. George C. Marshall at r» White House ceremony. The citation noted particularly the General's new service as president nf 'he \mer- ican Red Cross. Looking on is Mrs. George C. Marshall. (International) Naugatuck Leads Smaller Communities In Safety Xmas Slides To Be Shown Beacon Falls Motion 17-icture slide 1 -, depicting the . Birth o^ Christ, will be shown by Mrs. L. A. Harper, Jr., wile of the minister of the TTni- tcd Church, ut the annual Christmas party of tih.3 Loyal Daughter.?. Monday night, Dec. 5, at 8 o'clock at the church. Mrs. Ruth i Chcskoy is chairman of arrangement 1 ;. Mrs. James Reilly will preside at a business meeting previous to th9 party. Plans call fur a grab-bag- a n-d other entertain m.ont. Refreshments v/ill be served by Mrs. Chesky. Mrs. Ruth Clark, Mrs. Walter Dinkoski, MI-H. .John Ferguson and Mrs. Joac-ph Fiwhor. VARIETY SHOW Members of Rock Rimmon Grange attending the Variety tcrbury, Wednesday niuht, are asked to meet at the home of I.ivia Sabia, Wolf avenue at. 7.15 p.m. Ray Sullivan and Jackie Slm-j;.snn will provide music for dancliiK following- the show. A group from the local grange, including- Elaine, Edeo Lou Shelter, Clara Hawkins and Livia Sabia, will present a make-up skit: as part of the program. First and Second Degree candidates will go .to Mad River Grange Waterbury, Thursday night, leav- ! ing; tine Sabia Home a-bout 7 o'clock. HOLIDAY Mary Ann Rung, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rur.p, and a student at Syracuse University Syiacuje, N. Y. spent the holidays at her home. AT HOME Joanne S\vnn, dau^hte'- of and Mrs. Wilfred Swan, and Andrews, daughter of Mr. Mrs. Arthur Andrew, both Letter From Santa Claus Dear Children. Here at the North Pole it is dark almost all day long. So we must carry candles wherever we go. At night when the elves climb the stairs to the elf loft over the toy shop they hold lighted candles hijjh above their peaked caps and yawn becau s e they are so sleepy. The grandmother elves croon a lullaby as they help the little tots up the stairs. All are wearing bright colored gowns and pajamas, and of course robes and slippers. They always wear their pesikcd caps, too, as night caps. Each ni.srht Mother Claus and I are on hand to say good night to The North Pole the faithful, hardworking litte elves. Then we close up the toy shop for the night and return to Mother Claus' comfortable, warm kitchen. I usually find my robe and sliippers, and yes, my pipe, too. Then Mother Claus makes • us each a cup of hot chocolate which we drink as we sit by the kitchen range. As we talk, we can hear the wood crackling in cheerful iglee. I suppose it can hea; talking about Christma-s. Tonight, Mother Claus tweaked my nose and said, "Santa, be sure to try that suit (5n tonight to make sure it fits.' And of course I will. Love, —8** "BUI" Old»kow«kl M the City Package Store for *ll jowr Ikraor •r«dft. Can <S»» for qileit ' us SANTA CLAUS. —Take no on sudden wint-r weather. Let ICrlcKson Motors. 1S» Hajbcr Avc,, winterize your cur now. Mrs. Jane and students at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, spent the holidays at home. Report On Scout Campaign Tonight Final reports on the annual Bov Scout financial campaign conducted during the weekend will be made tonigrht at a meeting between 5 and 9 oclock in the Maple street firehouse The drive, under the chairmanship of Puul S O 1 Brien. opened 'Friday and continued through yesterday. The local quota is $3,300. Deaths CARTER—Frederick J. o f -7 South Main street, Naugatuck. in Watprbury, Nov. 26, 1949. Funeral Tuesdn\ morning at 10-30 o clock from Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park Place, to St Michael's Episcopal Church at 11 Burial i n Grove Cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o'clock' ter. Call Wanit. 6(149 today lor Great Oak Farm DaNtnnrigert milk—VdT — Insure )-onr child's health this win- Traffic Commission Presents Banner To Gormley, Carter The borough today received recognition of having attained a record of 900 fatality free days from June 8, 1947, to Nov. 24, becoming the only community of its size in the state to have made the achievement. ' H. Russell Tyron of the Connecticut State Traffic Commission, who presented a safety banner to Warden Harry L. Carter and Police Chief John J. Gormley today, said, *'I am very pleased to note the excellent record of Naugatuck. The borough is at the top of the list in. places of its size for having the most traffic fatality-free days. I hope that the town will be able to reach 1,000 days and even more." Both Mr. Tyron and Chief Gormley appeal to Naugatuck motorists to remain alert when on the highways, and to continue their efforts in safe driving. They especially cautioned motorists to exercise care in driving during the winter months, when snow and ice make vehicular and pedestrian traffic more hazardous. Frederick J. Carter, Native Of England, Passes In Hospital Frederick J. Carter, 78, of 77 South Main street, died Saturday night in the Waterbury Hospital following a long illness. A native of Birmingham, England, Mr. Carter came to the United States and Naugatuck 60 years ago. During his youth he was known in this borough ap a tap dancer and entertainer. Until Ms- retirement several years ago, he was an em- ploye of the U. S. Rubber Co. A charter member of the Nau- pa.t.uck Aerie of Eagles, he was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. He ia survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park Place, to St. Michael's Episcopal Church it 11 o'clock, with the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst. officiating. Burial will oe in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening" from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o clock. Fifth Legislative Compromise Attempt Scheduled Tomorrow Hartford, Nov. 28—(UP)—A fifth attempt will be made tomorrow to reach a legislative compromise on the school aid problem. Leaders of both parties met wit.H Governor Bowles for two hours -today and discussed how the s'.ata can help municipalities build more Ffhools. Three other bipartisan meetings were held last week. The leaders had no comment to make after today's talk. They said, however, that they will meet again "tomorrow morning before the special legislative session reconvenes, Suspended Terms, Fines Are Imposed Brothers Charged With Dragging Woman From Home Three Waterbury brothers, charged with breach of the peaci, were arraigned before Judge Ma r- tir L. Caine in borough court Saturday morning. Two brothers received fines, and one of them a suspended jail sentence, and the third brother -was turned over to juvenile court authorities. Michael Genova, 23, of 62 Ash street, Waterbury, was fined $75 and given a three months' jail sentence suspended for one year. Joseph Genova, 27, of 32 Seeley street, Waterbury, was fined S50, and Sa/lvatore Genova, 17, of 20 America street, Waterbury, was turned over to juvenile authorities. The case resulted from the arrest of the three brothers, who were charged with ''forcibly" carrying and dragging Mrs. Michael (SanAngelo) Genova from the hcmc of her mother Monday morning, Nov. 14. Mrs. SanAngelo resides at 55 Central avenue. Asks Maximum Atty. Henry S. Marlor, Jr., counsel for Mrs. Genova and Mrs. Sun Angelo, argued that the law rtoas not recognize such an act and that society condemns rather than con- aones breach of the peace. He stated that under the provisions of the law he recommended the brothers be given the marirnum jail sentence of one year and fined. Pros. Atty. Thomas Neary agreed with the plaintiffs counsel in giving the brothers a jail sentence, but said that he recommended a shorter jail sentence as he felt the case was "essentially lamily trouble." Atty. Marlor disagreed with the defendants' lawyer, Atty. Walter R. Griffin of Waterbury, who argued that the Genova brothers' motive ''was good in as much as they were trying to make a reconciliation, which has been accomplished." It was claimed that Mrs. Genov.x f>nd her two-year-old baby were taken from her mother's house to Waterbury under pnteat, while she was alone with her baby and her 82-year-old grandmother. Mrs. Geneva's 15-year-old brother also was present during part of the disturbance. Michael Genova testified that he took his wife from the house, but did not "drag her out." He admitted that during their married life 'ne had "hit her a few times." Judicial notice was given that the iwo older brothers and a. third ptrson had at one time "beaten up" Mrs. Geneva's father, Mlchnn.] San Angelo, but that no decision was handed down in the case. JoJseph Gonova claimed that he had not "touched" the woman's person, but had "taken hold of her clothing." Mrs. Genova on the witness stand said that at the time the brothers came into the house she "didn't want to go with them," but stated that when she had gotten into a waiting auomobile that her husband "convinced" her that he had found an apartment to live in in Waterbury. Both the "grandmother and Mrs. Geneva's brother took the stand. Deed For Borough Land To Be Sent To General Nolan A title /search on borough owned property on Rubber avenue, and a deed conveying about three and a half acres of the land, located in the southwest corner of Meadowbrook Home property, wi!l be sent to Brigadier General Joseph P. Nolan of the Connecticut National Guard tomorrow. Warden Harry L. Carter today said that Borough Atty. Joseph E. Talbot has completed the title search on the land, which will be the site for the erection of a projected National Guard garage and armory. Mr. Talbot expects to have th-e deei completed, and will send that and the title search to Hartford tomorrow. This will complete ths Icg-alitiej involved in giving- the property to the state lor the proposed structure. Trooper Dooling Reports Six-Man "Gang" Operated In Area; Five Are Sought Asked To Plug Up A-Bomb Leaks "T-^"»J U. S. Attorney General J. Howard McGrath (left) and Sen. Brlen McT Mahon (D-Conn.), chairman of ihe Congressional Atomic Energy Committee, leave the White House after a closed-door conference with President Truman. The latter directed. McGrath to crack down on Indiscreet Congressmen or anyone else who divulges secret Information about the atom bomb and other, weapons. (International Soundphoto) Barber Shop Singers Win Praise In First Concert Yule Lights Go On Today A white Christmasy effect will be added to the streets of Naugatuck late this afternoon when the elaborate lighting effects arranged by the Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce for the first time. are turned on Sunday's snow will make the scene more attractive. The third year of the street lighting program will be the m'ost extensive of all, Chairman William Schpero reports. Local firms contributing to the program have prominently displayed identifying stickers in their front windows. Mr. Scbpero will be interviewed at 5:30 today following the regular NEWS broadcast over Station WATR. He will give a detailed account of the lighting program this year. Policemen will pull the switches to turn on the lights. Bowles May Name Successor To Senator Baldwin Today Hartford, Nov. 28—(UP)—Governor Bowles intends to confer soon, possibly later today, with Senator Brien McMahoni concerning- the appointment of a successor to Raymond E. Baldwin. Bowles is reported to be planning to name his former business partner, William Benton of South- oort, but he wants to talk the matter over with Connecticut's senior senator first. Baldwin retires from the Senate icxt month to assume a seat on 'he state Supreme Court. New Haven Tallies 14th Traffic Death As Woman Succumbs mediately advertise for bids on the garage, and that Ithe conrac will be awarded in about two weeks New Haven, Nov. 28 —CUP)—In- luries recived when she was hit by - | a bus caused the death today of 47-year-old Mrs. Emma Webb. She was struck last night while following advertising for bids. The garage must be under contract bv Dec. 31. -For Chrl»lina» (or tllo toollle e Bhop at Hadley'n in w n terlinry whom trying to cross a street during » snow storm. ' tt was New Haven's 14th traffic fatality of the year, compared with nine deaths for the entire year of 1918. JllanSs UU'TmoSVmSShctS?^; 1 !: tt was the m *Y death in Cor Aav. ' ' necticut attributed to the storm, Capacity Crowd Attends "Parade" In HS Auditorium Some 450 persons applauded the first annual Parade of Quartets to be sponsored by the Naugatuck Chapter of Barber Shop Quartet Singers, Saturday evening in the Naugatuck High school auditorium. Arthur Chapter, Swan, president of said today that the the Parade was a huge success and expressed his thanks and the thanks of the Chapter! for the fine support of the public. Twelve quartets, including two from Naugatuck, participated. They were: the Salem Village Four and the Naugatones, Naugatuck; the Knights of Melody, Waterbury; the Silvertones, Meriden; the Parlor Rocks, Bridgeport; the Linen Dust- Free Motors, Inc. Break In March, 1948 Solved By State Trooper; Identity Of Man Under Arrest Not Revealed Pending 5 Other Arrests A series of car thefts and attempted safe robberies; including the abortive effort to crack Ihe safe at the Free Motors. Inc., North Main street on March 22, 1948 has been traced to a New Haven gang of six men, one of whom was arrested today by State Trooper Edward J. Dooling of Naugatuck. RDWARD J. DOOLING Breaks Case ers, Hartford; the Cavaliers, Bridgeport; the Razor Strops, Rockville; the Crow-Matics, Hartford; the Chord Pickers, New Haven; the Chord Scramblers, Derby; and the Down-Towncrs, of Bridgeport. Kenneth Rapieff, a native of_ Naugatuck who is now announcer in charge of special events for the Yankee Network, in Bostori, was master of ceremonies. Second Ward Burgess William Rado welcomed the audience, representing Warden Harry L. Carter, who was unable to attend. An honored guest was E. Wesley Enman, of Boston, president of Boston's Barber Shop Chapter. Mr. Enman is a past district governor of Kiwanis Clubs in Massachusetts and a past commander of the Boston American Legion. He explained '.he aims and purposes of Barber Shop Quartet Chapters and led the audience in group singing. He was later master of ceremonies at the afterglow concert, held in the Elks' rooms. Church street. Mr. Enman said that the audience was one of the most receptive it has ever been his pleasure to perform before. A new sound shell, constructed by members of the Chapter, was used for the first time. Besides Mr. Swan, others who were on the committee which arranged the Parade were: John Kelly, vice-chairman, Charles Vest Raymond Churchill, Michael Poynter, Louis Schiller, Harold Scho- tield. George Fellows, Henry Bag- Jey, Seymour Squires, John Riccardi and Fred Wolhke. Members of the Junior Woman's Club were ushers. Trooper Dooling, in making known that the long trail of investigation has been completed, declined to identify the man under arrest pending the time when the other five will be taken into custody. A dragnet has been set for the quintet at large. Three men took part in the break at Free Motors. They were seen in the company office by Patrolman James Hennessey -who gave chase, but they escaped in a stolen car. They had failed to open the safe when delected. The same three and three others will be charged with a break at the Breycr Ice Cream Co., Derby, July 17, 1948, Trooper Doojing said. In that break they spoiled 2,000 gallons of ice cream by opening a freezer door. They attempted to open the safe with electric drills and an explosive charge, but failed when the drills broke off in the safe. Leaving the scene for more drills, they were scared off by a police cruiser ic the area, it was learned. "Expert" The man in custody was identified by Trooper Dooling as an "expert" safe blower, whose tools included torches and charges. Four stolen cars have also been traced to the New Haven gang. Among other attempted breaks listed against the six are one in Meriden in the spring of 1948. with a gasoline station as the intended abjective. Another Hospital Bulletins Antonio Aires, 8 Christensen street, is a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury. John Casper, 13 Hotchkiss street, shows slight improvement today at St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury, where he has been a medical i«a- tient for the past 12 days, - gas station in North Haven in the same period of lime was also broken into and the Phil- gas Co., Derby was the scene of still another attempted creak. The man taken into custody by Trooper Dooling was brought to Naugatuck today for re-enactment of the attempted break at Free Motors Inc. He is expected to be arraigned in borough court later this week when the investigation is complete. Capt. Anthony Malone accompanied Trooper Dooling and the arrested man to the Free Motors Inc. today. | SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS

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