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Today's Chuckle The buMm have a new motto: "The public be jammed." —The Abbott Pharmagraph. ruts 'Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXTV, NO. 279 W K A T II k R Rain with ri»inij tcmprrature tliiB afternoon and evening. Clearing and relatively mild tonipht •with the low between 35 and 4O. Tomorrow, considerable cloudiness wflh Home sunthine and mild. TKMFKRATUKK REPORT Midnight, 37; 3 a. m., 38; 0 a, m., 38; 9 a. m, 39; noon, 48 ESTABLISHED 1885 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Reach Compromise In State School Aid Controversary D ^K •» ____ VW A ' " ~~-~ - • • ~_ „ i __ ^__ ^ mfr IVl lA/L.JLJ.^.*^^.^^ "Y" President HAWIAAA--**-* Flood And Wind Swmm Aw« v xr^fK«r«^ r>-:j~« M A I R. N. Whittemore Elected President Of Naugatuck ' T Lewis Dibble, Jr., Vice-President; Study Plan To Organize Three States In Area Robert N. Whltlomore was elected president of the Naugatuck YMCA for the coming year, at a meeting of the Board of Directors yesterday afternoon at the Y, it was announced today by Herbert E. Brown, general secretary. Mr. Whittemore succeeds John E. Cask«y who retired yesterday after one year without seeking reelection. Other officers elected are as follows: Lewis A. Dibble, Jr., vico- preeidcnt; Wesley S. Coe, secretary; and Hllding N. Olson, treasurer. LEWIS A. DIBBLE, JB. Vice-president Mr. Caskey was elected as a trustee for three years. Mr. Coe and Mr. Olson were both reelectcd to their positions. The slate was presented by a nominating committee headed by Mr. Coe. Others on the committee were Conrad Ham and William G. Boles. Mr. Whittemore, who was vice- president last year, has been a director of the local association since Nov. 18, 1941. He was reelected to the Board of Directors at the annual mooting of the Y laat week. He has been active in YMCA ever •ince becoming a director, except for a period during World War II when he was in the service. He has •erved on various committees and last year headed the important Boys' Work Committee. Mr. Whittemore reported on a meeting of the State World's Service committee, held recently I n New Haven. It was also reported that a plan Is being studied to organ ize the YMCA's of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island into one area. Mr. Brown said that the secretary was instructed to send letters of appreciation to several local groups for their cooperation with the YMCA and its program during the past year. Credit Given In Christmas Light Effort Schpero Thanks Those Making Display Possible A blaze of color illuminated four of thc borough's main thoroughfares yesterday afternoon, when at 4:30 o'clock the Christmas light- Ing decorations wore turned on for thc holiday season. The lights on Church, Maple and Main streets, and Rubber avenue, will be turned on each night during the remainder of the year, under the sponsorship of the retail division of tho Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce. In conjunction with the Initial turning on of the lights, William Schpero, retail division chairman, was presented on a radio program lost evening from the editorial rooms of The News over station WATR. Mr. Schpero explained that four of Naugatuck's main shopping streets are spanned by 34 arches of hemlock, which include the outlines of trees, circles, bells and stars In a varied pattern of colored lights. The chairman said, "It IB a pleasure for me to speak on behalf of the retail division and to express our appreciation to every individual, and every company, which helped to make this lighting program possible, Thc grand success of the program comes from community wide support, from manufacturers, merchants, borough government, banks, utilities, newspaper, associations, clubs, professional paopJe, such a« doctors, dentists und lawyers, uorvlcc cnlabltahmonlH such as beauty operators, barbers, Insurance and real estate agents, garagcH, service stations, restaurants, bakeries, shoe repair shops and so on, all tho way up and down our Naugatuck streets." In speaking of thc addition of thc Whittomoro Memorial bridge decorations this year, Mr. Schpero said that thc bridge in a vory important part of thc program, and thc "Greeting sign on the railroad trestle, certainly give one a warm, welcome feeling." Hospital Bulletins The condition of Mrs. Catherine Kane. 77, of 243 North Main street is improving, authorities at St. Mary's hospital reported today. She is listed as "fair" and her name has been removed from the danger list. Mrs. Kane was injured by an automobile on North. Main street. Oct. 24. Mrs. Ruth Baker of Platti Mills is a surgical patient at the Waterbury hospital. Woman Claims Home Damaged By Rocks In Road Blasting Damages of $5,000 are askod by Olga Posy.j-.anko, of Naugatuck, in a nonsupport suit against Harry Posypanko, of Oxford, filed in Waterbury Common Pleas Court yesterday. Mrs. Posypanko claims the defendant la $4,255 in arrears on support payments ordered by thc court in 1945. In another suit, Lena Kalpin, of Beacon Falls, asks $5,000 from tho D. V. Frlono Construction Co., Inc., of Now Haven, claiming her home was damaged by flying rocks from blasting on a road construction project in Boacon Falls. ROHKKT N. WIIITTKMOHK Bowles Asks Over Million For Welfare Government To Provide Equal Amount To State Hartford, Nov. 29—(UP)—Governor Bowles has asked thc loglsla- .uro to provide $1,270.000 to elim- nato what he regards as serious shortcomings In the state's welfare program. This $1,270,000 would be matched by an, equal amount from the fed- oral government. The money would provide an additional 120 welfare workers at a cost of $430,000, and asslBtanco payments to dependent children, the aged and the blind ut a cost of $2,110,000. The governor outlined bin program to the legislature after recelv- ng a detailed report from Roglon- U Federal Security Agoncy Dlrec- -or Lawrence J. Brosnuhan at Bos- Ion. This report said that Connecticut had been Improperly appro- riatlng $200,000 every year for assistance payments which the fed- oral government refuBes to match. This,, said Brcsnfthan, was duo argoly to tho State Welfare department's Inability to Investigate 'ill oaniiH bccauua of a shortage of tvorktii'H. Tho regional director said that Connecticut was toning between $40,000 and 550,000 uvory year bc- cauua It failed to properly claim benefits duo from thc federal government. In urging approval of the appropriation Bowles said it would bo ponny-wlHC, pound-foo'liHh to ignore the rec;uoHl. Democrats Postpone Celebration Victory Party To Be Staged After New Year Beacon FaLs Tho Victory Party of tho Beacon Vnlla Democratic Town Committee has boon postponed until after January 1, because of thc press of holiday affairs. The committee has decided to hold off tho formal celebration of thc recont town victory because of thc several other holiday affairs being arranged. It wau also Indicated that state leaders who will bo Invited would have less difficulty with schedules after thc holiday season. First Selectman Prank Semplen- ski and the other town officials will bo I'uestH of honor. No Accldentff No accidents were reported here .!i result of tho Sunday snow storm. Town crows woro active during and iftor the storm, sanding hills and othur dangerous ureas. Ladles' Aid The Ladles' Aid Society of tho United Ohurch will hold Us regu- ar monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at 2 oclock- at thc home of Mrs. William Kaiser, Highland avenue, It was announced today by Mrs. Charlotte Koebcr, President. Thc annual Christmnjs Party of the Society will ho held following tho business meeting. Flood And Wind S\veep Away Northwest Bridge .. a ,.,ni ;! , , ; .ny..^..!.-*..^-..,....,...,,——-—.—,_ r ^^__ ^ r ~ mmtl f mmr . m .-.„- -.— , . , *=* Letter From Santa Clans The North Pole Dear Children, What would you say if I told you a secret. It's about six year old Ginger who would like a pair of roller skates for Christmas. As you know, his feei. are much too small to wear even the smallest size of children's skates. So I took Mother Claus aside. "Whatever shall we do. Mother Claus." I said. "We just can't disappoint little Ginger elf. He wonts those skates so badly. And I don't know of any one -who can make them that small," "Now, let me see" replied Mother Claus. She sat down in the great rocking chair and pushed her glasses up over her forehead. By that, I could tell she was thinking very hard. —8*e "p2^k,," Bn s7«r° W ? koW8 S " the ,, clt » -Take do chances on sn.Klen win. r Perkag' Store tor »ll yoar liquor weather. Lot Erickson Motors lit •eeds. Can 48»S lor <j«le^ '•'UTory,— llujher Ave.. winterlie your cur BOW. •*«». —AdT. All of a sudden she jumped up. "Santa, I have it. Let's ask the blacksmith elf if ho can't make a pair of roller skates. I'll just bet he can." Why, Mother Claus, I believe you're right. I shall ask him right away." And so I hurried away to the blacksmith shop where a little old elf, dressed all in brown was forging over a hot flame. I pulled him close and whispered in his ear. Aftr a moment, he grinned merrily and said, "Why of course I can do it, Santa. I'll make them of silver from some of those jingle bells on the walls." Now don't tell a. soul will you? It's a secret. Love, SANTA CLAUS Dairy Farmers Not Opposed To Drop In Milk Prices Hartford, Nov. 29—(UP) — Tho ^resident of thc Connecticut Milk Producers association says that dairy farmers would not object to a two-cent por quart docroaso. Thc possibility of a one- cent per quart decrease Jan. 1 and another on April 1 was discussed today at a hearing before State Milk Administrator Donald O. Hammerberg. Adrian R, Wadsworth said producers arc willing to take a decrease hut the move is not Justified by thc present costs of production in Connecticut. He explained that the association will accept the two decreases to meet competition from milk produced outside tho normal production area for Connecticut's markets. Wadsworth pointed out that milk prices are slated to drop in thc New York and Boston markets. But he said that if this does not materialize, the association reserves the right to request another hearing to re-examine the price situation and possibly cancel the April decrease. Meanwhile, the general manager of the Milk Producers association told the hearing that thc proposed New York and Boston cuts were more than production costs in thc northeast justify. Ken E. Geyer said New England farmers cannot match costs with the midwest. Deaths STROBERG—Frans Oscar, of 1003 Watertown avenue. Waterbury, in Watorbury, Nov. 29, 1949. funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 70 Central avenue, Waterbury. Burial in Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening from 3 to. ft and 7 to 9 o'clock. Buck To School Marilyn Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferguson of Bethany Road, has returned to the university of Connecticut, after tpondlng thc holidays at home. Eugene Kovit, a student at Bowton College, Boston, Mass., spont thc holidays with his parents, Mr. and 'Mrs. Charles Kevlt, Highland Avenue. Plan Tarty Plurej for the annual Christmas Party to be held Dec. 17, with members of tho Schacfcr-Fiahor Post, American Loglon will be KompIoUid nt a mooting of tho Ladles' Auxiliary, Wednowday night, Dec. 7, at 8 o'clock In the Legion Hall. Mrs. Mary Trznskl Is general chairman of arrangements. Frans 0. Stroberg, Contractor, Dies; Once Lived Here Frans Oscar Stroborg, 1003 Wa- tortown avenue, Waterbury; din.I early this morning In the W.ilw- bury Hospital, following a brlof illnesH. Born Jnn. 5, 1888, In Sweden, he came to tho United States and Naugatur.k 43 years ago. Mr. Stroberg left tho borough after eight yearn, and ha« boon residing fo Iho past 35 yoars In Watorbury. A contractor and builder in Wn- torbury for the past 30 years, he was head of the Oscar Stroberg & Son Co. He was the son of Mrs. Bingta Stroberg of Sweden, and the late Nils Peter Stroberg. Mr. Stroberg was secretary of the Builders Association of Wator- bury, a member of the Bunker Hill Congregational Church, Waterbury Lodge of Elks, Waterbury Rotary Club, Harmony Lodge of Ma- .sons, Eureka Chapter, Royal Arc') Masons, Waterbury Council Clark Commandy Knights Templar, a 32nd degree Mason associated with the Scottish Rites bodies of Wr- terbury, Sphinx Temple Shrine of Hartford, and was a r>aat president of Sphinx Kaabans Club of Plymouth. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Meta C. Jensen Stroberg, two sons, Vincent C,, and Edward E. Stroberg, two daughters, Mrs, Lloyd D. Beach and Mrs. Roy B. Johnson, all of Waterbury; two brothers, Johan of Sweden, Carl of Rockfod, 111.; two oisters, Mrs. Maria A. Nilsson and Mrs. Ellen Peterson, both of Sweden, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 70 Central avenue, Waterbury, with thr. Rev. Alan Fairbank, minister of the Bunker Hill Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock Around The World In Brief Discuss Sites For Stadium In Union City Several possible sites tbr tho proposed Union City Little League were discussed last night at a meeting of the Union City Community Club, held In the Polish-American Club rooms. Thomas Ratklcwich, chairman o! tho Little League committee, reported that his group has examined a number of stadium ultes. Tho moot promising pieces of land are land on Curtir- street owned By St. Paul's Lutheran Church; and it piece of land In the northwest corner of Linden Park, owned by St. George's Lithuanian Society. Thc Lithuanian' Society will meet Sunday and it is expected that they will decide at that time whether or not to lease the land as a Little League Stadium site. In tho event that both ploo.cn of land are unavailable, the commit- too has rnado a prolmllnary examination of land In Iho' vicinity of Hop Brolt school. ' State Officer Mr. Rutklow-lch announced that state Little League director Bernard O'Rourko, of Mlddletown, will visit tho club in thc near future to explain the; genera purposes and aims of tho Little League movement. Mr. Ratkiowlch further announced that tho club will soon hold a meeting open to all social, Business and religious organizations In the borough and Invite, thorn to take part In tho project. Ho auld that tho board of directors of tho Union City League will conslut of rcpre.Montul.lvoa from a variety of borough groups. No dato has boon sot for the open meeting. Richard Kelley, president of thc Community Club, expressed his appreciation to tho Naugatuck Exchange Club for its cooperation In an effort to establish the Union City project. SlRii Charter The Community Club charter was signed last night, Mr. Kelley said. Fifteen members affixed their names to the charter, which was drawn up by Atty. Henry Marlor The club's Christmas party for Union City children will bo held Doc. 18, in St. Mary's parish hall, the president said. Candy and other Further plans for the party wili L be made at a meting of the Christmas party committee this evening .at 7 o'clock In the Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans rooms, on Prospect street. Walter Stasklewicz is chaitman of the committee w >'<"> ""d six llonrn ol lurnllurn and ap- Wiances Irum (unions monulacturors.— AuV. Dr. William M Speaker Tomorrow Dr. William E. Hill, local physician and internal medicine specialist, will be guest speaker tomorrow noon at tho weekly luncheon meeting of thc Naugatuck Rotary club at 12:15 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. Dr. Hill, who was chairman for New Haven county for Diabetes Detection Week held in October by the Connecticut Diabetic association, under the direction of the national organization, will speak on the topic, "Diabetes." Births RICHARDS—Dexter, Me., Nov. 25, a sijn, Robert Clyde, to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Richards of Dexter, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Messner of Manners avenue. Mrs. Richards is the former Clara Messner. 28 KILLED Dallas, Texas—An American Airlines spokesman says 28 persons were killed when a crippled DC-6 crashed and burned at Love Field in Dallas this morningf. The 18 others aboard—including a baby and three ol the five- member crew—survived. The fire from the plane destroyed three aircraft buildings. oOo IDENTIFIED New York --Former Comunlsl WhlUakur Chambers! has iduntl- fioil tint niyitlurloUH Mr. "X" and Mr. "Y" mKnl.lonuil In priivlouB tdnllniony at. tho iiccond Al^iir HlHS perjury alyle, Chambers testified that they are Richard PoHt--a mumbnr of thc Communist underground In 1937—and a Stale Department employe named Lavcll. - -oOo COFPKK GOUGING Washington—Senator Guy Gll- lclt» luui UHktMl thn census bureau to toll OuiigntHH Immediately •lo-w much coffe« the country lias on luuul and to r«Hiim» regular publication of coffee flgim-K— which WIIH Htoppi-d In 1B47. The lowil nmnornil, HU..VN he called tor 111 IN Information to prcvont what he calls "further gouging of the public." oOo PLANK CRASH Paris—Tho French press agency reports a passenger plane believed to bo carryIHK 30 persons crashed nniir Gronoblo, in Southern France, today. Tho plan,e was en route from Tunis to Paris. FLOOD 1 Stamford, Wash.—The raro- imgine waters of tho flooded Sliuclt river threatens to burnt dlkoM and add to tho havoc caused by the weekend Htorm In the Pacific Northwest. Some C50 residents of Stanwood and National (Jiia.rdHiiie.il itro buttling the ^twirling river. QUIT CHUNKGING Hong Kong—The Nationalist government has abandoned Chungking to Communist troops, who have taken part of the city lying on the south bank of the Yangtze river. Tho last Nationalist officials are planning to leave the city shortly, • oOo WARNED Moscow—The eight-nation Communist information bureau huM warned ConimuniHtH agaiiiMt thc dangers of underestimating a new war. And top Communist leaders from the eight countries have adopted a, resolution calling for the overthrow of Marshal Tito from Inside and outside Yugoslavia. RUMOR DENIED Plans of the U. S. Rubber Co. Footwear plant call for no operating schedule changes, T. Rex Bohrman, industrial relations manager, said today. An out-of-town paper yesterday published a report of rumors that a holiday shutdown of 10 days was being considered, to start at Christmas. $1,000 Given In Boy Scout Fund Drive Approximately $1,000 was collected during the Boy Scout financial campaign, which opened lost Friday and continued through Sunday, according to Chairman Paul S O'Brien. Returns were made last night at a meeting in the Maple street firehouse Tho local quota in $3,SOO, and Mr. O'Brlon said us roturns will continuo to come, in for tho remainder of this week, it is expected tho quota will be reached. Money collected at this time was that solicited In a house-to-house canvass. Buaincss and Industrial returns have not au yet been made. New Project Site To Be Appraised An appraisal of property In tho borough as a sito for tho projected now moderate rental housing project will bo made thc first part of noxt week, according to T. Rex Bohrman, chairman of thc Naugatuck Housing Authority. State officials were in thc borough last week to inspect throe pos- siblo sites and turned in thoir report to 'tho state authority. Prentice White In a conversation with Mr. Bo.hrman yesterday xaid ho approved the local authority "going ahead with thc appraisal on thc one piece of property." Although originally thc state placed a Dec. 1 deadline on securing a Bite for the now project, Mr. Bohrman said It is his opinion that as long as Iho local group |g work- Ing on obtaining a site, that there wil be no objection to not meeting the Dec. 1 deadline. Water Shortage In State Is Serious, But Not Critical Hartford, Nov. 29—(UP)—Thc director of thc slate health department's bureau of sanitary engineering says the water shortage in u-any Connecticut communities is serious, but has not reached yie critical stage. Warren J. Scott asked some K> ivater works superintendents meeting in Hartford to urge their communities to curtail consumption of water during the shortage. He said some of tho smaller supplies have iMcn seriously hit and that larger supplies will feel thc pinch if there isn't a substantial amount of rain- 1'all or snow during the winter. Scott said that Porland has been forced to pump water from a quar- r,' and that the water supply in the second taxing- district of Norwalk is seriously low. New Canaan and Norwalk's second tax district Imve arranged to get' water from tho first district supply If needed. Superintendent of the Waterburv Water Bureau told the conference that the water supply in his city is serious but not yet critical. —Insure >-<»or cliilil'R health this win- tor. Call Rang. S04» (ortay lor Great Oak Farm put)tu«rii«d milk—id*. • Naugatuck May Receive $250,000 Democrats, GOP Agree Towns To Issue Own School Bonds; State To Reimburse One- Third Of Costs Hartford. Nov. »— (UP)— The monthH-lonic d««dl«ok hdtwixtr. legislative U'juli-rB over Ht*te aid In ...financing n»«. j «<:l:ool construction appears to hue Ixwin broken. Democratic an ! Republican loader*- anmnmcod 1h..t r.t.on they h»-! i:;rreod on a comi • ir>Hc plan. Thin p-iin provides t.nit municipalities shall issue their <,\vn bondc Jor school construct! 1 1 :.nd be rulm- I'urscd by the i.tu i, The reimbursc;i<c'r.t will amount '.<• one-third of the toiai cost — or at tho rate of $300 per pupil for cicmcntary schools und $450 pur pupil for secondary schools. Tl.«i litate would pny whichever flifir-s were ICKK. This plnn. it Is estimated, would com tho state about $1,000,000 for the current blennlum. Retroactive Tho financial-ttHHlHtanco progr/im u!s<> would apply to school* built 01 (itartod by thc flret of July. 1945. These town* would bo r«- imbursod In annual payment-,. numbering not more than 20. (Thli provision is important to . Today's compromise also cover* .ujor rcpaJra to existing iichoot buildings. But, as one leader «iyi>. II doea not cover "just paint Jobs." Also, money given by the state to municipalities for schools mu«t rot be used for any other purpose. No Entlmate No one wn» prepared to say how "much this compromise program would cost in thc long run. The state education department ha* said that $181,000.000 worth of school construction is needed In the next 10 years. At this rate, tho coh to the state would be about $60,000,000. The com promise Is being con- :-lu(:red by caucuses of both parties before being put into bill form ann considered by the Senate and House. Borough To Benefit Speculation IH at tin all-high toy in the wake of the compromise school system aid pian, un- nounccd by state legislative Icad- <•!•«. ProvIdlDjr the plan goe* through that towns will ianuv ihwr own school bond?, with th<- state reimbursing them for one-third of tho COHU of the ochoolH. tho borough would Ix; eligible for $250,00<i In state aid. Thc borough currently In con- :ilruatlng throe ne.w schools at a o<«t of $7.00,000. Almost a ycrir ago, in December, 1948. thn freemen n,?provod the floating of a $700,000 bond issue for tho buildings. The budge) for iwhool build- Igs was set at $750,000 in anticipation of. a $50,000 school >iid errant ,• |pn | In Jills year's >-3Hioln of the General Assembly, two bills were Introduced by State Representatives Adam Mengaccl and M. Leonard Gilno, Jr.. calling Tor $200000 and $150,000 In state aJd for school building purposes. During the pre»- ent special session of the Legislature, the representatives concentrated their effom on the measure providing for $150,000. which would be $50,000 for each school Under the new ,p3an provisions. probably would be made for more than $83,000 for each school. Survives Air Crash Stamford Nov. 28, (UP) — w. B. Forsythc, Stamford — Vic«:-Presi- dont in charge of exports of the Popsi-Cola Company at Long Island City, New York—was among the survivors of the DC-6 plane cra.sh today in Dallas. His home here was notified that he suffered burns on the head and hands. His condition waa not stated. Forsythe was enroute to Dallas to address a convention. He resides in Stamford with his family. SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS i-a£3BHeJTlf*u«. Time to make the fruitcake—I.I if age awhile with Chrittmot coming cloMr, hurrying't in style

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