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Thursday, December 1, 1949
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Today's Chuckle LJttle Joan: "Daddy, why do the ladies always bring their knitting when they come to the house? " Daddy: "It gives them something to think about while they're talking.' £\]amutturk Batly WEATHER Sunny, rather windy and cold this afternoon. Fair and cold tonight with the low in the middle 20's. Tomorrow, increasing thickening cloudiness with light snow likely in the afternoon. Quite cold with partial clearing and colder tomorrow night. —Allstate's Aim. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 281 ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1949 TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnigh, 32; 3 a, m., 28; 6 a. m., 30; 9 a. m., 34; noon, 50. Fire Dept. Pumps Water INTO Well Outlying Areas Seriously Hit By Long Drought "A new type of emergency" has apparently struck the outlying districts of the borough where wells are reported to be dry. Fire Chief John J. Sheridan said today. He stated that firemen have been called upon to pump water from a fire trurk into a dried well to provide water for all purposes but drinking. Two other families requested that water be pumped into their wells, but operations were held off because'of the recent rain. Chief Sheridan plans to confer with Warden Harry L. Carter on the matter today in an effort to determine what steps will, be taken If further pumping requests are made. He said that he doubts if rain earjy this week will have much, if any effect, on the dry wells. This is the first time in many years that the fire department has been called upon to pump water into wells. Eleven months ago the fire department received numerous requests to uae its apparatus to pump water out of flooded cellars. Chief Sheridan reports that for nearly two months,a borough resident has transported water from the firehouse to his farm to furnish drinking water for his cows. This area has felt little effects of . .. . ... «•-,,* the summer and fall drought until \P artv of lhe Auxiliary ol Montan- Leased Wire Service of the United Press 14 PAGES Dallas Airport Scene After Transport Crash PRICE FIVE CENTS This is a scene at wreckage-strewn landed and burst into flames after 18 injured, when the plane, enroute engines. A second went de.-id Love Field, Texas., after a giant DC-G of American Airlines crash smashing Into nisarby buildings. At least 28 persons were killed and to Mexico City firm Now York and Texas, prepared to land on three :md the !>ig :ran port cracked up. (International Soundphoto) M-R Auxiliary Plans Annual Yule Party The annual family Christmas this time. Several residents, who have dry are carrying water from weUs, other sources, and some express concern as to whether or not the wells will fill up again. In some instances wells that have gone dry over a period of time, never fill up again. Aj large number of residents in the outlying areas have artesian wells and are not subject to the uncomfortable conditions. The NauEatuck Water Co. services the inside district, and its lines also extend to The Pines on New Haven road; north to the Bristol Co., and Bristol Terrace in Waterbury; Field street and to the ' Russell Manufacturing Co.. west, and east on Prospect strteet to Locust street. The firm has received calls from persons asking- to be connected to existing water mains, three in particular ' " - area. in the Andrew Mountain A company authority said that some residents in the Beacon Valley section are with dry wells, and erroneously are blaming the Naugatuck Chemical for drawing off the water supply. The Naugatuck Chemical has a Ranney collector, which has a concrete cylinder •ealed at the bottom, going 70 feet or more into the ground. It has radio fingers, which go in various directions in gravel areas, and the (Continued on Page Eight) Judy, Chittenden To Attend Education ConferenceTomorrow J. Nelson Judy, chairman of the Naufraturk Board of Eduiation, and Harold E. Chittenden, superintendent of schools, will be in New Britain tomorrow to attend tho annual conference of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Educa- ior.. which will be hed at Teachers College of Connecticut. Governor Chester Bowes will nd- dress the afternoon session of the conference, which is expected lo draw representatives of every school board in the state. Some 1,000 school officials will be present to hear discussion on the state aid program for school const'-uc- ticn. Other speakers include Robert H. Motten, president of the association; Henry J. Gwiazsa, mayor of New Britain; Herbert D. W-?lte, president of the college; Finis E. Engleman, state commissioner of education: Edward D, O'Brien, president of the New Britain Board of Education; and Norman Cousins, chairman of the governor's commission on education. ari-Rado Post, Italian-American | War Veterans, will be held Sunday J afternoon, Dec. 18, at 2:15 in the Hall, South Cristoforo Colombo Main street. Members of the Post and their families are also invited. There will be a Christmas tree, and Santa Claus has included the party in his pre-Yuletide rounds. Helen Bryn- tach, accordionist of Seymour, will present a. program of accordian music. Children of members, as in the past, will contribute to the party, with songs, playlets, and skits. Antoinette Zuccarelli is general chairman of arrangements. Members of her committee are Angeline Zuccarelli, Josephine Kinnoch, Lucy Succarelli, Josephine Tangredi, Angeline Fazzino, Lillian Gargbnia, and Angeline Cariello. This month's meeting of the Auxiliary will be held Tuesday night, Dec. 13. in the Cristoforo Colombo Hall, to complete plans for the party. The meeting was scheduled for later in the month. Nest 65, Falcons, Wans To Set Date For Annual Election An important meeting of the Polish Falcons & Ulan Society, Ne;.t 65,- will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Falcon hall, with Casimir J. Tarnowski, presidont, in charge. Dates will be scheduled for elas- Uon of officers and installation, ceremonies. All members are requested to attend. Plans also will be discussed for the annual children's Christmas party to be held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11, at 3 oclock, under the direction of the Falconettes. Tickets for the party rnay be obtained Sunday afternoon at he club rooms. Hospital Bulletins Caesar Ruggeri 51 of 95 Oak 5tret. was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital this morning after being stricken ill while at work at the "U.. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant. His condition is described as "fair" at the hospital. He was taken to the hospital in the community ambulance by Sgt. George Smith and Adeline Minnicucci, plant nurse. Mrs. Charles Stier, 17 Damson lane, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Letter From Santa Claus The North Pole Dear Children. As I write this letter today I am at my huge desk in the toy shop checking over my Christmas letters from you children all over the •world. Those of you who live in the north would like sleds and ice skates while those in lhe south are interested in other toys not related to ice and snow. But all of you •want toys. For that reason, the elves have put on a night shift to speed up the toy production line and rijrht now the noise is terrific. Elves to the right of me are pound- Ing, elves to the left of me are sawinc and elves In front of me are drilling holes. There are none —»»«• "Bill" OMakownkl at the Cltr P>rka*r Store for nil your liquor •*n!«. r«n «9»t lor «•!•& ••llrerr JI4T. back of me because, fortunately my desk is almost against the wall. Along the walls and even hanging from the ceiling are all manner of toys. Tricycles and wagons are stacked in the far corner while 'dolls are piled, nearly to the ceiling along with all kinds of other toys. From the looks of 'hings, you children should have fun all year long. And I am glad \nd so are the elves. But mother Claus. who has just come into the ».oy shop after doing the dishes, asked if I thought you children would remember to take care of vour toys. I said, "Yes, of bourse." Love, SANTA CLAUS -Take no clinnre» on nnMon winvr wenlher. I,et Krldcnon Motor*. <8» IlB.)h<-r Arc., «!ntcili<- jr,.ur rnr now. Around The World In Brief THREE DAY WEEK New York—John L. Lewis has put his soft coal miners back on a three-day work week, effective December 5. Lewis issued a brief announcement after meeting with his 200-man union policy committtee in New York. He said the coal strike will remain in effect until Monday, when the miners will resume work on a three-day week basis. At the time, Lewis authorized all union officers to negotiate new contracts "with any and all individual ccal companies." WANT ACTION Lone Beach, Calif.—The wives of two American servicemen say they plan to camp on tho Statn Department's doorstep until something Is done to release their husbands held by tho Chinese Communists. The two men, William Smith of tho Navy and Elmer Bender of the Marines, have boen held for more than a year. oOo STRIKE Rome—Government officials estimate that the one-day nationwide strike is only 30 per cent effective throughout Italy. The strike was called by Communist labor unions to protest against a clash between police and peasants in southern Italy in which two men were killed. Anti-communist unions are not taking- part. TRIAL Sarajevo, Yug-osavia—The sj>y trial of 12 Russians opened with a charge that Moscow directed a spy ring through officials of tlu>. Russian Embassy-. The public prosecutor also announced that one of the 12 defendants handed himself rather than stand trial. BID 'New York—The capital of Scotland will make a bid to be host to the next regular session of tho United Nations General Assembly. The mayor of Edinburgh- Sir Andrew Murray—says ho has conferred with UN officials on the matter. oOo PROTEST Washington—A spokesman for bottlers of soft drinks says they helped organize protest meeting's to tell Americans why they are paying more I bar. they should tor sugar. At the same time Secretary John Riley of 'the battlers' association denied charges by sugar planters that the battlera have started a scare campaign about a sugar famine. oOo—i— RELEASE DRAFTEES Washington—The Army bc!?,»n releasing its post war draft's today, nine months ahead »f schedule. The peacetime draft law called for a 21-month hitch, hut the GI's havo been given the opportunity to get out after 12 months. , .,-n p _ -.JJ-L' Deaths SLEKYS—Mrs. Mary (Kuropkni) Slekys, 56, of 28 West s'root, Naugatuck, in Watprbury, NoV 30, 194!),. Funeral Saturday 'morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Buclcmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place lo St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 30 o'clock. Burial in Grove Cemetery. Friends m?.y call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening- frnm 2 t.o 5 and from 7 to i) o'clock Patterson's Condition Not Serious The condition of Representative James T. Patterson is reported as 'improving" and "not serious" at Bethesda hospital, Washington, D. •where he was admitted Sunday after being stricktn at his home in Washington. Although no official announcement has been made as to his illness, one report stated that it is a recurrence of a, stomach, ailment, and another jwas that it is a recurrence of malaria attacks. It is presumed Mr. Patterson will be confined three to four weeks, as doctors have ordered a complete rest with no visitors except his wife and children. His illness has caused cancellation of his speaking engagements in Connecticut this month, but he hopes to be back when Congress reconvenes in January. -I-or Cbi-lKimiiN irllis inr t li« iKimr nhnii nt llnrlli-j'N In Wntrrliiirr • whpro you Mm) six iinnm ol hirnlinr* nml a,i- plhmoi'h iioin IIMIIIIIIN iinuiut Atlv, Mrs. Mary Slekys Dies In Hospital After Brief Illness Mrs. Mary (Kuropkat) Slekys, -56, of 28 West street, died yesterday in St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Lithuania, she was horn in 1893. She had been a resident of Naugatuck for the past year. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Slekys, and a daughter, Mrs. Jacon Udalow, both of Nau- g'otuck; a son, Roman, of Germany; a sister, Mrs. Carl Yunk and two brothers, Herman and Carl Kuropkat, all of Pennsylvania and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be held Sat- uiday morning at 9:30 oclock from ihe Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place, tf. St. PaoVs Lutheran Church where services will be conducted at 10 oclock by the Rev. O. II. Bertram. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow aftenoon and evening from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 oclock. Pension Cost Report Due Next Week 200 Borough Employes Plan To Participate A report from Russell Hooker, Hartford actuary, on the cos-t to the borough of the new borough employes' pension system, is expected to be made next week, according to Warden Harry L. Carter. With the exception of seven school department employes, all the firemen and seven or eight policemen, borough employes, have made decisions to participate in the pension plan. The expense to the borough in making the system solvent is expected to be high, with the cost estimated to be between $25,000 and $50.000 at minimum. This would mean anywhere from one to two mills in the tax rate. Officials hope that additional revenues anticipated may take care of the cost without a hike in the tax rate, but they are not too optimistic in view of other expensive projects under way in the borough. Passage of the pension system legislation without providing for a referendum vote by freemen caused considerable controversy in the borough. At a public hearing on the bill March 6, Borough Atty. Joseph E. Talhot pointed nut a solvent pension system in the borough would cost v between $50,000 and $75,000 to Inaugurate. Atty. Martin L. Cainc at the hearing maintained that institution of the system would cost the borough slightly more than $7,000. He claimed that the total number of employes to benefit is 44, with 45 eligible to participate, and stated that "only seven are eligible to immediately participate and this would cost $5,645 per annum." The cost as Mr. Caine explained would be the yearly expense, but would not make the system solvent. Borough officials desired to establish a plan to benefit those em- ployes not now covered by pension systems, including general administration, public welfare, street department, clerks, cafeteria workers and janitors in the school department. The school teachers have their own state pension plan, and police and fire department personnel have their own retirement systems. However, the pension system measure as passed by the General Assembly includes all borough em- ployes, and a total of about 200 plan to participate. Teachers are contributing two per cent of wages to the system,, and other employes four per cent. Teachers will receive only 50 per cent of the amounts paid to the other members of the system. Policemen participating have waived their rights under the department's own system. Employes who have completed 15 years service in the borough and have attained the age of 65 years may retire, but must retire' when they reach the age of 70 in the case of a man, and 68 for a woman. A Hard Man To Find Glendale Community Club To Elect Officers Dec. Elections of officers of the Glendale Manor Community club will be held Tuesday evening Dec. 6 at 8:30 o'clock in the clubhouse. Fremont Tolles and Steve Sturdevant have been nominated for the presidency to succeed James Quinn, who will become a trustee. Mrs. Robert Chase and Mrs. Nicholas Spadola have been nominated for tha ipbst of vice-president, and nine trustees will be elected from the following siate: Harold Krom, Hugh Emerson, Luthor Kazanjian, Edwin Eige.nbrot, Andrew McCnnn, Gideon Tomlinson, Mrs. Edward Noble, Mrs. Kenneth Risdon, Mrs. Francis Noonan. Mrs. Nel.ion French, Mrs. George Chiswell. Mrs. Rc-bcrt Knapp, Mr. Tolles or Mr. Sturdevant, Mrs. Chase or Mrs-- Spadola. Dedication of the clubhouse will be hold in ceremonies of the third :innlvcra:vry of the club next April. Several Christmas parftes arc be- Int; plnnnrd In the area, with tho chlldrcn'« -party scheduled for Sot- urdny. Dee. 17 In the afternoon, and the nclults' party In tho evening. Judy "Somewhat Concerned" Over New Schools Budget Although borough officials and members of the school building committee are "pleased" with developments in Hartford this week on school bujlding aid. they are somewhat concerned as to meeting the 1750,000 budget set up this year. J. Nelson Judy, chairman of the committee, today said nearly all the $700,000 bond issue has been spent, and that the $50,000 has been committed for equipment and completing landscaping work. Even if the borough received one- third of its total building costs, which would be $250,000. It would only receive $25,000 a year over a ten year period, or $12,600 over a 20 year term. It is believed, however, that the borough will be eligible for reimbursement at the rate of $300 per pupil in the three elementary schools, which would amount to $162,000. The state aid in that case would be $16,200 annually over a ten year period and $8,100 over 20 years. Nears Approval The school aid bill now awaiting final approval in the Legislature carries an appropriation of $1,450,000 for the present biennium. This is $200,000 more than the original estimate. The increase was included to provide for about «lx so-called "poor" towns. These towns either have exhausted their borrowing capacity, or are on the debt limit border line. Mr. Judy said he intends to confer with Borough Atty. Joseph E. Talbot in the near future to ascertain what steps should be taken In order to obtain the necessary funds. RECORD PRICE Chicago—The grand champion steer at the International Livestock exposition sold at auction today for an all-time record price of $13,800. The Hereford, Judge Roy Bean, was raised by the. youngsters of the 4-H club at Fort Stockton, Tex. The price amounts to $11.50 a pound. President of the United Mine Workers John L. Lewis is caught by the cameraman In a fashionable New York hotel after fall- Ing to show up for a committee meeting that he had called earlier In the day. And today x the nation's soft-coal miners walked out for the fourth tune this year. Most of them grumbled, but they back Lewis. The mine chief today ordered union members back to work Dec. 5 on a three-da; Elks Arrange Memorial Program Sun. Deceased members of the Nauv*a- tuck Lodge of Elks will be honored at the Lodge's annual memorial service Sunday afternoon at 3 oclock. in the lodge rooms. The first Sunday In December has been set aside as Elks Memorial Day. Each year on that day. Elks throughout the country gat.h- cv in their lodge rooms to pay tribute to those members who have died, particularly those who passed on within the past year. Paul E. Buckmiller is chairman of the committee in charge. He has arranged the following program: The service will open with a brief ceremony to be conducted hy Exalted Ruler Edward J. Auriscii and members of his staff. The Invocation will be delivered by tKe Rev. Albert Taylor, assistant pas- tur of St. Francis' Church, to be followed by the singing of the ' Star Spangled Banner" by the entire assembly, and the singin? of ''Now Let Every Tongue A.lrve iTbe," by the Naugatuck Men 3 Chorus. The next portion of the program, In Memoriam, will be conducted by officers of the lodge and the Men's Chorus will sing, "Coin 1 Home,' to be followed by an altar service, also conducted by officers of the lodge. Schubert's "Ave Maria" will we sung by Daniel Sweeney. The Eulogy to the deceasd members will be delivered by Atty Joseph E. Talbot, a member of the lodge. The Men's Chorus will sin? "Thanks Be To Thee" and Mr Sweeney will lead the assembly in the singing of "Auld Lang Syne.' The service will conclude with the benediction by the Rev. Win fred B. Langhorst, rector of St. Michael's Episcopal church, and taps by Raymond E. Hotchkiss, bugler Music by the Men's Chorus will be under the direction of Jesse F. Da vis, conductor and director of mu sic in the public schools. The next regular meeting of the Lodge will be held Tuesday eve ning, Dec. 6, at 8 o'clock. At thai time, plans for the annual New Year's Eve dance will be discussed James M. Wrinn is chairman of th< committee in charge and will re port on progress made to date. Howard Gaetz To Serve With ECA In Korea Howard Gaetz, formerly of New Haven and former plant superintendent of the U. S. Rubber Co Synthetic Division in Naugatuck, left .Washington D, C. yesterday by plane for Korea where he will serve with the ECA. Mr. Gaetz has been in Washhington for two weeks taking- an indoctrination course in E3CA work and medical .-precautionary treatment for his foreign assignment Paul Hoffman is head of the ECA. TO JAIL Washington—Former Congressman Andrtw May has been ordered to jail Saturday to begin serving hi» sentence for bribery conspiracy. Federal Judge Henry Schivclnliaiil denied plea for morcy. MayV —Ininr* yonr child** health thU winter. Cull N»n». to«» tofl»j lor Gr»»» O»k F»rm Option Taken On Lewis St. Land For New Project Dog In Attempt To End Battle Of Oak Street Cats Two tom-cats mixed It up In the middle of Oak strteet this morning:. What was a good clean cat-fight turned out to be a brawl when a dog, a pal and house-mate of one of the cats, joined the battle. Before either cat or the dog sustained serious wounds, the fight was ended by the owner of the cat and the dog. Peace then returned to Oak street. Equipment Shipped For Ambulance $1,200 Given In Campaign! More Funds Anticipated Beacon Falls Correspondent's Phone 6743 Equipment for the new community atrbulance is expected to be received from the Ohio plant his weekend First Selectman Frank Seimiplenski said today He stated 12-Acre Tract To Be Appraised; Naugatuck Lumber Co. Bought Land Five Years Ago From Sincerbox The Naugatuck Housing Authority has obtained an option on 12- acres of land on Lewis street for the site of the borough's second moderate-rental housing project, it was announced today by Chairman T. Rex Behrman. The ojption wa? secured yesterday, (the Day before the deadline set b y Governor Chester A. Bowles) from the Xaugatuck Lumber Co. The lumber firm secure the property about five years ago from I. O. Sincerbox, L<cwis street. The land will be appraised by experts engaged by the housing authority and state appraisers. Chairman Behnnan reports tht land extends from Lewis street nearly to Russell street and is in the vicinity of Spencer street. The authority plans to construct atoout 60 new units with $385,000 provided by the state. Several other sites have been under consideration. Fourteen of the 40 units eon- itructed in the Naugawam Housing project are expected to be completed early next month, with occupancy to take place at that time. Other units are expected to that the stretcher, seats and other I De finished by early spring. gear to be installed in the vehicle donated "by Mrs. Louis Buckmiller and Paul Buckmiller, of Nauga- luck, had been shi(pped Tuesday. Considerable work of remodeling the vehicle has aready been done, he said, including the Installation of panel windows and a general mechanical overhaul. The interior is to be finished' witfh. Naugahide, an upholsterer's 'fabric manufactured by the U. S. Rubber Co. A total of $1,200 has been received to date in tho town wide drive for funds. Most of this amount is expected to be used before the ambulance is placed in service later this month. Pour Concrete Workmen of the Brunelii Construction Co., Hartford, are sche- i will preside duled to pour the concrete flooring on the now Pinesbridge span tomorrow. The 'new bridge is ache- I duled for completion by the end of the month. The old bridge washed out last New Year's Eve during the flood of the Naugatuck River. New Etrance Starting next week, all residents visiting the offices of Town Clerk Francis X. Doiron will enter the Center School building through the rear entrance. Lighting will be furnished at that entrance and residents will no longer havn to walk through the school building to reach to town offices. Entertain Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones were hosts to their children and families recently at their home. Present were Mr. and ' Mrs. Howard Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bisbee. Jr., and sons. Bruce and Arthur; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Va- 'ois son Donald and daughter, Shariann; Mrs. Alice Wheeler and Mrs. Oscar Painter of Waterbury: and Leonard Steinmann of Watertown. Compensation John J. Sitar 33 Highland avenue, will receive payment of $4,000 for a back injury sustained March 17, 1948, while employed at the Naugatutck Chemical Co., according to a stipulation approved yesterday by Workman's Compensation Commissioner Harry Kra- 8ow. The claim of permanent disability by Mr. Sitar was disputed by the firm, and the stipulation was made in settlement of the claim. Meet Deadlines Governor Bowles announced today that all local housing authorities have met the Dec. 1 deadline for securing sites and architects for the new (projects. According to his program, all projects must be under construction, or ready for construction bids by Feb. 25. The governor reports that through-oat the state more than 1,000 families now occupy moderate rental units and that by March 1 more than 1,650 units will be occupied. The local authority will meet tonight at 7:30 o'clock in that town hall to discuss the new pro- joct and give further study to applications receive for the Nauga- wam project. Chairman" Behrmaa MESSAGE Washington—Wartime air ace Tom Lanphier leaves tomorrow to carry a message from President Truman around the world by commercial airlines. The plea for use of air power to promote world oeace will wind up at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17 and will be read in annual cermonies honoring the Wright brothers. 7JSHOPPING J DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS Don't forget »h« tlnral, colored bolls, and llghM Help Santo Clout lo brlna yo* shining YuUtidc nights Daniel Sweeney To Sing At Actors' Ball, Astor Roof Daniel Sweeney, popular Naugatuck tenor, will sing tomorrow night at the annual ball of the Catholic Actors' Guild at the Hotel Astor roof, New Tork city. Mr. Sweeney was invied to appear ai the ball by George Buck, guild president. Noted actors and a.ctressse of the screen and theater are called upon to display their talents at the ball. Arrangements for Mr. Sweeney to sing at the affairs were made yesterday when he met with Mr. Buck and Greek Evans, baritone, in the New York Lambs Club. NEED ACTION Washington — Presidential assistant John Steelman reports that more government action la needed to relieve chronic unemployment In a few Hectlons of the country. But Steelman'* re- oort to the President adda that heavy government spending: In 14 states from July to September has reduced the number of jobless in some area*. When the wise men came to Jerusalem, seeking the Christ- child!, evil Kin? Herod was greatly troubled. A scene from our brilliant Christmas feature "The Story of the Savior" Watch for it starting Monday, December 5, in The Naugatuck News

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