Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 30, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, November 30, 1949
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Borough Merchants Offer Automobile As Shopper's Christmas Gift Today's Chuckle The British always have been smart people, as shown by the fact that when conditions in the empire became intolerable, they gave India back to the Indians. —The Wax Kazettc. WEATHER Sunny and mild this afternoon. Fair and cold tonight with the low in the upper 20's. Tomorrow, some cloudiness with a possible flurry of snow in the morning. Fair and mild the rest of the day. Dedicated To Community Public Service' TEMPERATURE REPORT Midinight. 38; 3 a.m., 34; 6 a. m., 32; 9 a. m., 36; noon, 50. VOL. LXIV, NO. 280 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1949 Loased Wire Service of the United Presi 18 PAGES PEICE FIVE CENTS Swim Project Funds Sought In Campaign Scally Announces Car Offered As Special Prize Plans to raise funds for the New Dam Swim project of the Naugatuck Exchange Club were announced today by Chairman Thomas* Scally. A thorough canvass of every section of the borough and the cooperation of civic and fraternal organizations with business and industry w ill be coordinated in an effort to give Naugatuck a swim area suitable to take care of both children and adults with proper supervision. The Johnson-Frizell Co., builders of the Naugawam Project have done considerable work with fill and grading of the banks on the strip of land donated by Mrs. Harry Schwartz of Melbourne street. Thomas Ounnoud of the W. J. Megin. Inc., will supervise engineers in preparing the pond bottom and cleaning of the mud and debris for preparation of a sandy beach. Cooperation has been given by the U. S. Rubber Co.,. owners of the pond and it is 3xpected that present preparations will lead to the leasing of pond to the borough for use as a public area- Mr. Scally today expreseed thanks to every individual who in any small or large way is helping in bringing about a successful climax to the project. He expresses special thanks to those outside the borough who have given assistance and cooperation. A new 1950 automobile will be given away on opening day in connection with the fund-raising program. It will not be a raffle, haw- ever. Mr. Scally asserted. Borough Streets Bedecked With Christmas Lights Borough Officials Await Interpretation Of State Aid For Schools Program World Conditions Compared With Those Of 5th Century Materialism Leads To Destruction, Fr. Moriarty Declares Thibodeau Photo Christmas lighting 1 arches are shown spanning Mapln strc-ct looking 1 wtsst from Main street. The." Christmas lighting 1 program Is sponsored by the retail division o£ the Xatigatuck C;j«irniirr of Commerce. Tho light * on Miiplc, Main and Church .streets, and Rubber avftntio were turned on Monday afternoon and will he turned en dally until the first of the new year. The, Seasons Greetings sign, located on the railroad trestle bridging- Maple, street, and shown in the photo is not lighted. Men's Chorus To Name Winner Resident's Mo t her Injured In Fall: In Mass. Hospital Beacon Falls Mrs. Mabel Andew, mother of Arthur R.' Andrew of Bethany road is under treatment at the Wing Memorial Hospital, Palmer, Mass., for a broken hip sustained in a recent fall. Mrs. Andrew is the dietitian at Munson Academy, Munson. Mass. Her condition is j improving. In Hospital Harry Lobdell of Maple avenue la a surgical patient at Waterbury Hospital. HI At Home Ernest Clark of Burton road has been ill at his home for the past week. f In Providence Mr. and Mrs. Leon Campbell tnt! daughter. Harriett, of Division street, spent the week-end in Providence. R. I. In Concert Friday Night Varied Program To Please All Music Lovers Hoping to please every type of music lover, the Naugatuck M.v.-.'." Chorus has a varied program (plannscj for its winter concert of its fifth season, according lo Christmas Eve Births DOROTHY HUNNIFOR75 Soloist CASPER—St. Mary's Hospital, Nov. 29, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Casper, New street. Mrs Casper is the former Ruth Crawrock. FTJOCO—St. Mary's Hospital, Nov. 29, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Mario | Fuoco, Avenue E, Beacon Falls;. I be the most the program DESCHINO—St. Mary's Hospital, Nov. 22, a first child and *on John Vincent, to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Deschino, Rose street. Waterbury. Mrs. Deschino is tl>e former Mary Giancarli of Naugatuck. Jesse F. Davis, conductor of The group. The program will be presented at the high school auditorium Friday evening at 3:15. Oi>ening with "Where 1 'Ere Walk" by eludes a tang, "The spiritual. "Swing Chariot", and a number that mo.n of the chorus members think will pleasing number on "Kathryn's Wedd'.n^ Day". To add a Christmas note to the festivities, the chorus will pro- sent "Jingle Bells", and ''O Come All Ye Faithful" in which they will be joined by the guest ortisl. Merchants' Gift Car To Be On Display At Green With nearly 30 of Naugatuck's ; leading stores taking part in the : event, the Christmas Automobile j Give-Away merchandising event, j which will hold the center of at-] •.ention here until December 24, will "be under way in local stores on Thursday. Chairman William Schpero of the Retail Division stated today that the event, which has been in preparation for the past some weeks, promises to be one of the most popular of its kind ever held in Naugatuck. The car which will be given ^way to some person who has done his Christmas shopping here between December 1 and December 24, is a brand new $1800 Ford For- dor sedan, which was purchased from The Naugatuck Fuel Company, local Ford dealers, Mr. Schpero stated. It was pointed out that the plan if awarding the car is simplicity in itself. Everyone who shops at official stores (each of which will be identified readily by official oosters in the show windows) during December will receive absolutely free, a coupon for every SI.00 purchase, cash, charge, payments, etc. On December 23 the award will be made and someone wil receive a magnificent Christmas present. Chairman Schpcrn observed that nil stores in Naugatuck are ready for the Christmas season. Stocks here are finer and more plentiful than ever before extra sales people will be on hand to serve everyone (Continued on Page Six) Letter From Santa Clans The North Pcle Dear Children, The reindeer barn is full of »ur- prizes. Why, just this morning I found a nice mother cat and three little kittens snuggled deep in the hay. The kittens had just opener! their eyes and were getting around in their kitten-ish way. 1 would like to take them up to the house but I know they are so nice and warm in the barn and I shall leave them. I had just finished giving each reindeer a lump of sugar when I thought I heard a low mewing sound. And looking down, I dis-'ov- ered Mrs. Kitty and her family. She just wanted me to see '.hern that was all. So I reached down and stroked her neck gently as she purred in her kitty language that she now had a fairly large family. The farmer elf who takes care of the barn had already discovered them because I saw a nice saucer of milk_close by. —Sec "Bill" Oldakoirskl at the Citj Patfcage Store for all jroar llqnor Bred*. CaR 48»t lor qileil Then I said goodby to Mrs. Kitty L.nd went over to look at BHtzen's little reindeer. It's too young to make the run this Chrisfmas Eve but maybe it can come along next \ ear just to see what tho trip is like. He'll run along beside his mother who will be harnessed v.'ith the- other reindeer to the huge toy -led. Love, SANTA CLAUS P.E.: Last year I received several nice letters from Naugatuck children and in most cases was able Lo take care of all these gift lists. I'm hoping to receive more letters 'his year, Just write me care of The Naugatuck News- And don't forget our date. Dec. 17,, at the News-Salem Playhouse party. Can't say for sure whether my helir.'-p- cer will be ready for the trip—bu* I il get there in one way or another. —Take no chances on smlilon ^vin weather. :Lct Krlrkson Motor*. I2!> JlujlMT Av«., iviiitcrlxe your cur uov with holiday displays, Mr. Schpero ieclared, stores have been decorated in and out, and everything completed right down to beautiful street lights to bring home Christmas thoughts at this early lime. It was pointed out by Chairman Schpero that now is the time 10 do Christmas shopping, when .stocks are 100 p. c. complete for the best selection, and when time n-.ay be taken in selection without inconvenience to anyone. Today's News, Mr. Schpero pointed out, carries a large cross section of Naugatuck store advertising- for the Christmas season with hundreds of items advertised t.o help make up anyone's holiday shopping list. On Display Mr. Schpero stated that the Ford r:ar which will be awarded on Dc-ember 2-1 will be on display on! The Green throughout the month ' Naugatuck stores will be open lot- Christmas shopping Friday night, this week until 8:-15 o'clock m addition (o the usual daily hours vlonday through Saturday." It was also pointed out that shopping in Naugatuck also elim- ;nates the parking problem which •s such a cause of vexation to mo- 'orists visiting larger cities, which -lo not have available the central street parking facilities such ire available here Around The World In Brief INDIGNANT Washington — Secretary of State Acheson says the AmRVi- ccm people are indignant over the inhumane, treatment tho Chinese Communists have imposed on two American na.val fliers they are heading. Tn •}. sweeping attack on Communist China at his news conference, Acheson also denounced tho "farciol trials" of American Consul-General Angus Ward and his staff. oOo NO DEFENSE Washington — Congressman T. I'urncli Thorn-is, in a surprise move, lias entered a nlea offering no defense to government charges that he collected salary kickbacks /from his offio em- ployes. oOo C'AI-LKD OFF New York — John Lewis ha.^ called off a meeting of his toy officers for the third clay in n. row. The !~eKHion wns to deciiir"! whether there would be a new coal strike tomorrow. oOo A'S COACHES Philadelphia—The Philadelphia A's havo appointed "Mickey Coch- rarip and'"Bine" Miller as coaches for the. 1950 season. Cochrane and Millrr, both former Philadelphia stars, replace Al Simmons and Karl liriicke.r, Sr. Tickets Available For Union City Christinas Party All-Night Parking Ban Starts Thurs. Annual Winter Precaution Taken On Board's Order "Conditions in the world today approximate those of the Fifth Century, when St. Benedict, using the words of the' Psalmist, said "With desolation is all the land made desolate because no man thinketh in his heart'", the Rev. Eugene Moriarty declared in a stirring address at last night's meeting of the Naugatuck Council of Catholic Women in St. Francis Hall. "We are in serious times now because man's progress in his materialistic education has led him to the brink of destruction,' warned Fri Moriarty, of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich. "Man's greatest achievements of which he boasts in the world to- I flay are those which bid fair to destroy him", because man has de- Dosed God as the author of his jelng and substituted himself an end in himself, and resulting in a Frankenstein monster over which he has no control," Fr. Mo- viarty continued. Fr. Moriarty gave an inspiring. mo tor discussion of St. Benedict'^ life, and work and the results and ef- API'OINTEl) Hartford. Nov. 30—(UP)---A chief fiscal officer for the state's 95- million dollar housing program •vas appointed today. He is Robert E. Strahan of Windsor, who will direct all fiscal operations of 'he Stnte Housing Authority, salary will be $6,500 a year, Children from three to eight years of age will be entertain/jd by the Union City Community Club at its first annual Chirstmas party, Sunday, December 18, according to Walater Staskiewicz, chairman of tho arrangements committee. Children from three to five will be quests at the party in the eariy part of (jhe- :'.fternoon with, children in tho .^ix to eight age grade bf'ing entertained during the latter ipirt of the afternoon. Times feu 1 the pa r ty will be announced later. Mr. Staslciewiez reported following a mooting of the committee last ni£ht in tho club room:; of th» Gold Star Post. Catholic War Vnternns, Prospect street, that tickets for the party are now available. Parents may pick up tickets for their children today, tomorrow and Friday evenings from 7 to 8 c'clock, Saturday afternoon and evening from 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 o'clock and Sunday from 12 noon to 1 o'clock at Gus' Srn;;ke Fhon, North Main street. Members of the committee assisting Mr. Stackiewicz are: Frank Neary, Stanley Levandoski, Joseph Corcoran. Staney Bandurski, Mrs. His i Richard Kelley, Mrs. John Phillips I and Mrs. Harry Dethlcfscn, All night parking will be prohib- ted on borough streets for the next bur months. Police Chief John J. Gormley today said the parking ban will become effective tomorrow nieht and continue to April 1. The ban was put into effect last year for the first time, in an effort .o alleviate v.ungested conditions during snow storms when street department crews clear thoroughfares, phief Gormley said car owners must have their vehicles off the treets "late at night" on ordinary nights, and between 5 and 6 o'clock during storms. Most people should be able to have cars off the streets by 11:30 o'clock, he said, although ill must be off after 1 oclock, when iome business establishments close. Automobile owners having no garage or driveways may put their cars up over the sidewalks, the chief said, but should leave enough space for pedestrians to walk between cars and property bordering the sidewalk. No Parking The chief reported that the no parking ban on 'the west side of Oak street, and north side of Hillside avenue from Meadow street to the first curve, have been placed in effect. Poles for parking meters on the west side of Church street north of division street are being placed today, he said. Eight or nine meters will be placed in the area, with one in front of the Y. M. C. A. Chief Gormley said two meters are being removed from Church street netxr the market now under construction, because driveways on either side of the structure have been built with meters at their entrance. Bus Stop The chief also said that he will make a recommendati6n at the December meeting of the board of warden and burgesses that north- hound buses preceding through South Main street stop south of Main and Maple streets intersection on the east side. He said he -will recommend the only bus to stop .at the present biis .stop .on the north side of the intersection, be the }o-. cal Naug-ntuck to Waterbury buses. Creating the new stop would necessitate the removal of one parking meter. Oppose RR Effort To Cut Tank Rates Following protests by the Con- rects of his life on present civilization. He pointed with pride to the establishment of the first Benedictine Abbey in America in Bethlehem, Conn. Early Culture necticut Petroleum Poducts Carriers Associaion, Inc., of New Haven, a plan of the New Haven Railroad to reduce rates on tank- car shipments of petroleum picd- ucts from New Haven and Devon to Naugatuck Valley points and Waterbury, was suspended yesterday by the State Public Utilities Commission. The PUC will hold a public hearing on the railroad's proposal f<; ieduce freight rates on car-load shipments of petroleum products the moning of Jan. 12 at 10:30 o'clock in the State Office Building, Hartford. The rates proposed by the railroad to become effective Friday ranged from 9.7 per cent to 35 per cent under the rates charged by vehicle transporters. The motor carrier group claims the proposed railroad rates would In discussing woman's achievement, Father Moriarty told what few know, that in the sixth and seventh centuries women reached a degree of civilization, culture and learning, seldom seen in our time. There were women teachers in the medical school of Italy in the Seventh Century, and women doctors specialized in women's diseases. Women ranked high in the fields of art, history, music and other accomplishments, he said. Returning to the present century, Father Moriarty deplored the fact that at the United Nations Meeting in San Francisco, they forgot they must be united before Almighty God to successfully plan the peace of the world. "They allowed time for "a minute of silent meditation". In his work with prisoners, Fr. Moriarty said he found they needed more than one minute to plot a crime* "And the Nations allowed a minute for silent meditation, and the peace of the world was at stake." Fr. Moriarty, formerly of Waterbury, was introduced by Mrs Charles Daly, program chairman. lesult in "destructive competition." The railroad is prepared to educe its rates on carload shipments to Naugatuck, OakvtUe, Waterbury . <md Waterville, and from Devon I to OakviBe, ^Waterbury (Dublin as Auxiliary Plans Christmas Sale street) and Waterville. The organization of tank truck or>erations opposes the reduced rates as planned by the railroad on the grounds that they are "discriminatory or less than just, reasonable and adequae to enable t.lir company to provide property for the public convenience and necessity, and that the rates may be de- Believe $132,000 Most Naugatuck Can Expect For 3 Being Built; Lower Figure Based On Seats Interpretation of the compromise school aid plan agreed upon yester day by state legislative leaders is varied among borough officials today. Speculation is still at an all-high. but officials are proceeding with caution in making statements concerning the anticipated amount of state aid, which is likely to be granted Naugaluck. They are waiting to study the measure, which is being put into bill form to be considered by the Senate and House. The compromise plan provides that municipalities shall issue their own bonds for school construction and be reimbursed by the state. The reimbursement will amount to one- third of the total cost, or at the rate of $300 per pupil for elementary schools and $450 per pupil for secondary schools. The state would pay whichever figure were less. The borough currently is constructing three schools at a cost of $750,000. The freemen Dec. 17. 19*8 approved the floating of a $700,000 bond issue for the construction, with the budget being set up in anticipation of a $50,000 school aid grant. -Question Total One-third of the total cost of construction would be $250,000, but officials question whether the total cost would include land purchased as school sites, and other incidentals related to the building. If the "one-third" provision is for the building alcne, the amount would be slashed considerably. One-third of the bond issue would amount to slightly more than $233.000. Another item in the plan states that the state would reimburse at the rate of $300 pc-r pupil for elementary schools, paying whichever fiprurc is ICES. The three schools are for elementary pupils, and are being structive competition with the rates for the tansportation of the same commodities now on file and in force within the state by motor common carriers of petroleum products for hire." Mrs. Sadie Reinauer, Native Of Belfast, Succumbs At 81 Mrs. Sadie (Temploton) Rcinauer, widow of the late Frank Reinaucr, died this morning at her home, 55 Central avenue at the age of 81. A native of Belfast, Ireland, Mrs. Reinauer had been a resident of Naugatuck for the past 50 years. She was a former employe of the U. S. Rubber Company, having retired 25 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Agnes SanAngelo, of Naugatuck; a son, Edward F. Reinauer, Naugatuck; a brother, John Templeton, Michigan; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Buckrniller Funeral, Home 22 Park place, the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst, rector of St. Michael's Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock. Footwear Announces New Schedule For Salesroom Rush A • rush for footwear at the Water street salesroom of the U. S. Rubber Co. Footwear Plant has prompted the company to establish a schedule of hours, with employes given special consideration. In a statement today, the company said, 'Due to the great demand for our products in our Water street salesroom, and since we feel • obligated to service our employes first, it is necessary to annonuce the following salesroom schedule which is now in effect and will continue until Dec. 25." The salesroom will be open daily for employes only during the hours of 10:45 a. m. to 3 p. m. Hours for both Naugatuck residents and employes will be 9:30 a. m. to 10:45 a. m. and 3 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. The salesroom will be open on Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17 to Naugatuck residents and employes of the company, from 9:30 a. m. to 3 p. m. The company pointed ,out that its policy was only to sell to em- ployes and residents of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls. The Ladies Auiliary of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corp League, will sponsor a Christmas fancy work and cookie sale, Friday in Culver's Florist Shop, Church street, Mrs. Vera Magas,' press correspondent, said today. The sale will start at 11 o'clock and continue until 6 in the evening. Mrs. Mary Urena is chairman of the committee in charge. The Auxiliary will hold its regu-j lar meeting Friday evenig at 8 Pri vate funeral services were ™ }, , '£ ™ d Fellows halL M ™ held this afternoon at the Buck- Mildred C. Wooster president, will m in e r Funeral Home, 22 Park preside - j Place. Burial was in St Helen F. Pardal, Infant, Succumbs Helen F. Pardal, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Pardal, 76 Walnut street, died yesterday in built to accommodate 30 pupils per room. With 18 rooms all toid. with an enrollment of 30 pupils each, the total number of children would be 440, and the amount of state aid based on these figures would be $132,000. - which is less than one- third of the building costs. Officials are of the opinion that the latter figure appears more correct than $250,000. The $132,000 would be nearly $20.000 less than the borough had hoped for, but $82,- JOOO more than the grant anticipat- I ed when the school buildir.g budget jwas originally set up. If the aid was paid over a 10 year period, the borough would receive $13.200 annually, and just half of that over a 20 year period. Warden Harry L. Carter said that he is "pleased" with the turn of events in Hartford, and stated, "at any rate we'll receive something, although we don't know how much yet" He pointed out that any aid received would assist considerably in reducing the bonded indebtedness of the borough as far as schools are concerned. Red Cross Chapter To Close Friday The Naugatuck Red Cross Chapter House, 259 Church street, will be closed all day Friday, it was annuonced today by a Chapter spokesman, so that repairs may be made to'the furnace. ASSEMBLY TO ACT Hartford, Nov. 30—(UP)—The General Assembly is expected 'o adopt the compromise educa'ion- aid bill sometime this afternoon. At noon time it was being discussed at a joint meeting of the Finance, Appropriations and Education Committees. They are reported to be making some minor changes. The bill will appropriate $1,250,000 for the current biennium, instead of $1,600,000 as originally recommended. It will be a 10-year program, continuing until June 30. 1959. And it also will be retroactive to July j 1, 1945. The school aid program I will be supervised by the public 1 school building commission. —For Chrlslmas Riiis (or tho home shop at Hartley's in Waterbnry where you Him six llonr>i (il lurnlliiro unil up- iiliunci's . irom himoiiH miiimlui'turors,— Artf, cemetery. James' — Insnre your child's health thlt ff Inter. Gall Wang. 60«» today tor Great O»k Farm paHtqerlzort Deaths KEINAUEK—Mrs. Sadie (Tempi.- ton), of 55 Central avenue, Naugatuck, in this city Nov. 30, 1949. Funeral Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place. Buriel in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening frnra 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock. Hospital Bulletins Raymond Baker, Chestnut street, is a surgical patient at St. Mary s Hospital. SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS Three more weekt of shopping doyt. This you must believe—they'll whiz by, and suddenly—t'wlll be Christmas

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