Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 3, 1949 · Page 1
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Today's Chuckle Johnny (looking out of the window)—"Oh, mother, a motor car has just gone by as big as a barn." Mother — "Johnny, why do you exaggerate so terribly? I've told you 40 million times about that habit of yours, and It doesn't do a bit of good-" — Re-Saw. lujaturk Haifa VOL. LXIV, NO. 283 ESTABLISHED 1885 No Mishaps Reported In Snow Storm Street Department Plows Clear Roads At Swift Pace Naugatuck is digging out of the winter's second snow storm today. The white stuff began to fall yesterday morning and ended this xnortoing leaving nine inches of snow, bringing the total for the •eason to date to 11 inches. Two inches were recorded after the •tor-m last Sunday. The storm brought slippery highways, but Chief John J. Gormley of the Na'ugatuck police department, and State Police at Bethany Barracks report no accidents in the immediate area due to bad weather conditions. Plows On Job Nine plows of the street department were pressed into service at midnight and are still clearing borough streets and roads. Sidewalks are being brushed by department apparatus. Street department authorities reported no serious situations resulting from the snow, and were not hindered by parked vehicles on streets. They say the borough's residents are once again cooperating in clearing highways of automobiles, making the plowing work more satisfactory. Crews •pread salt on roads all day yesterday, but little sand was needed Naugatuck Water Co. officials report nine inches of snow fell, with the precipitation being .44 inches. The minimum temperature during the 24-hour period ending at 8 o'clock this morning was 26 degrees, with the maximum 34 degrees. Hazardous conditions resulted in many accidents throughout the area and state. In Stamford a man was killed in a highway mishap, and in Killingly a Connecticut Co. bus crashed into a tree, injuring five persons. The highway accident in Stamford which took the life of 37-year-old William Hammond was the third *now storm fatality this winter. AUo in Stamford, a White Plains 3J. Y. man was critically injured m a highway mishap, and in Meriden. an accident on the Wilbur Cross Parkway, sent another New Yorker to the hospital. While Connecticut digs out of the storm, the weatherman says it will be clear this afternoon with •!L hlghest temperature in the middle 30's. Tonight will be fair and cold, and snow or rain is forecast for late tomorrow. State Police at Bethany Barracks reported early this morning that the weather was clear, roads slippery, but being plowed and winded, and the temperature at 32 degrees. «i^, W f tCrbury at 7:3 ° o'clock last night in front of 4 North Main street, autos driven by Mrs The reiia P. Lorensen, 50, of Cross street, and El mer White Waterbury, were damaged , ' e collision. No charges were fHed against the drivers and no one was reported injured. l,, W , aterb , Ury Was blanl <eted in five inches of snow and several acci- denu reported in the city and Storm Causes Rush For Storm Footwear ''Dedicated To Community Public Service" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1949 WEATHER Mosty sunny today, rather windy and continued cold. Fair and colder tonight wih the low between H and 18 dcgccs. Tomorrow, increasing cloudiness with rising temperatures, likely followed bv some snow or rain late Sunday or Sunday night. , TKMI'ERATURK REPORT Midnight, 35; 3 a. m., 35; 6 a. in.. 34; 9 a. m., 32; 10 a. m., 33. Leased Wire Service of the United Preai 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Iffiddlebury Woman Receives $290,000 Mrs. Jean Van Sinderen Henry of South street, Middlebury, is a legatee in the estate left by the late Harriet Hart White, member of a Brooklyn banking family, who died Feb. 10, 1947. Mrs. Henry, wife of Donald W Henry, is left approximately $290000, representing l-21st of the residue. She is a grandniece of the deceased. The estate was appraised at $8,803,178 gross value with 16.639,221 as net. Nieces, nephews and their children are the chief beneficiaries in the will dated June 11, 1937. 'Suffer Little Children' The birth and early life* story of Jesus is told in striking sketches in "The Story of the Savior" It'« a. feature most fitting for the days leading up to Christmas . . . one that everyone will want to read. Starts Monday, Dee. 5 Ends Saturday, Dec. 24 Naugatuck News The salesroom of the U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant war, crowded yesterday as wet slushv Shown above Is a portion of a long ilne of plant employes ;md borough residents waitinr to to purchase much needed footwear. None of those waiting I,, line are wiring overshoes. A p.u was stut.oi.ed at the door to Insure that only omployc.s and iKiroutf, residents, entered .the sale accordance with company policy. The dog !„ the. foreground wu» more interested In the phot News Photo snow fell. get Inside plant guard thun in 100 To Attend Annual Dinner Of Firemen More than 100 firemen and invited guests are expected ait the annual dinner of the Naugatuck Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. next Wednesday night in the Knights of Columbus rooms, Chaii-man Edward J. Weaving said today. The dinner is being held to welcome new members of the company. During the evening, the Rev George Vilciauskas, of St. Mary's Church, will be presented his fire chaplain's badge. Father Vilciaus- kas was named Catholic Chaplain of the company recently. Hugh Shields, Ridgefleld, will he the guest speaker. He is a well known toastmaster, humorist and interpreter of James Whitcomb Riley. State Trooper Edward J. Dooling, Bethany Barracks, will also speak, discussing- State Police work with the local fire departments. Among the invited guests art the Board of Warden and Burgesses and the Rev Winfrcd B. Langhorst, of St. Michael's Episcopal Church Protestant fire chaplain. A full course turkey supiper will be served at 7 o'clock. Fred Zehnder, a veteran member of the company, will he master of ceromo- nies.. Miss Ebba Blomquist Former Resident, Dies In Stamford Miss Ebba Blomquist 130 Myrtle avenue, Boston, Mass., "formerly of Naugatuck, died yesterday at Stamford Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Naugatuck, Miss Blomquist was the daughter of the late John and Alida (Storm) Blomquist. She is survived by two brothers, Oscar G. Blomquist of Naugatuck and John F. Blomquist of Chicago, 111., and a sister, Mrs. William Black, Stamford. Private funeral services will be held tomorrow at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, with the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenidence of the family and friends are asked to please omit flowers. FRACTURED WINDPIPE William Bassette, Watertown, is in serious condition at the Waterbury hospital, where he is suffering from a fractured windpipe. Hos- oital officials said he told them he sustained the injury during an ar- srument at the home of his cousin, John Foote, Waterbury. 200 Attend Concert By Men's Chorus Approximately 200 attended a concert last night by the Naugatuck Men's Chorus as it opened its fifth season in the Naugatuck High school auditorium. Under the direction of Jesse F. Davis, the 40-voice chorus, presented a varied program of songs, accompanied by Norman D. Hovey. Guest soloist was Dorothy Hunniford, Waterbury contralto, who sang Connais-tu le Pays and Ga- vntte by Thomas; The Bird of the Wilderness, Horseman; The Fisher's Widow, Edwards; To One Unknown, Carpenter, and White Horses of the Sea, Warren. She turned in a fine performance, just as she did in The Messiah, presented in the Congregational church last spring-. Despite bad weather conditions, which made definite inroads ori the attendance, the audience was enthusiastic in its response to the program. The chorus opened its program with Handel's Where- 'ere You Walk, and also appeared in spirituals, folk songs, Christmas songs, novelties and religious selections'. The concluding number was O Come All Ye Faithful. Ronald Bennard Dies Of Croup Ronald Anthony Bennard three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bennard; died this morning at his home, 486 North Main street, after a two day illness. Medical Examiner Dr. William E. Hill said death was caused by croup, but that he has not determined as yet the cause of the disease. The youngster was born Nov. 8, 1946 in Waterbury. Besides his father and mother, the foi-mer Mary Rykoski, he is survived by a sister. Barbara Ann; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Rykoski, all of Naugatuck, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bennard of Shelton. Private funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 240 North Main street, with burial in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home .tomorrow night from 7 to 9 o'clock. Musicians To Elect The annual meeting of the Nau- gct.uck Protective Association, Local 445, American Federation cf Musicians, will be held Tuesaay evening at 8 o'clock in the Town Hall. Election of officers for the coming year will be held and -m- portant business transacted, with President Raymond Hotchkiaa in charge. A social hour with refreshments will follow the business session, i .. Letter From Santa Claus The North Pole Dear Chldren, I tried on my Christmas suit j several days aero and found to my surprise that my new suit ivas just full of holes. Now how in the worl could such a thing happen. I asked Mother Claus. "Well, I don't know, Santa, unless you brought some moths back with you from your trip last year." And I suppose I must have done just that. Here at the North Pole we never think about moth balls because of course we have no moths. So now Mother Clau has gotten tape measure and sewing basket i —Prepare now lor the holiday nartv season. Call "Will OMakovrski at tne> i Clly Packaite Store. Tel. 4893—Adv. l.o make m e a brand new suit. The weaving elves hadn't planned that I should have a new suit this year so now they are going to work extra hard to weave the bright red cloth, from which it will bp made. Christmas Eve when I come down your chimney.? or sneak through thf> window, you'll see my new suit. That is, if you catch sight of me. I try to tiptoe around just as quiet as a little mouse while you are sleeping. Then whaj; a surprise parly Christmas morning to find the pile of toys I have left! Love,. SANTA CLAUS —WrowhiK children need lots (.1 O rout -,!',.. > . 1 "' 1 " "» s *>'<''-'>:i'<l milk. CaJI .Vans. oUI» lor deliver}—Adv. Parents Night Arranged By Scout Troop Preparations for a Parents Night next Thursday, Dec. 8, were made recently at a meeting 1 of Boy Scout Trop 2, in the Congregational Church parish house. The night will begin with each boy bringing his parents to the Tpen square for opening exercises, later escorting them to specified seats. Following patrol business, the Explorer Patrol, headed by Frank Ashford, Cubby Lyons, Allan Peterson and Carl Bovay, wil demonstrate some senior scouting skills. John Campbell and Jay Fowler •vill work with Harris Ludgewait in i. game program and contest work. There will be a prize for the two best knot tyers and one for the winning- patrol in a "Code-Cbmpass- Knot" game. Tug-of-war between the patrols is also scheduled and other games are planned. A. new patrol, the Lion Patrol, was formed at the meeting. The t.roop now has three full patrols, and the Explorer Patrol. The other two, Flaming Arrow and Eagle, are already working on their Christmas projects. More than 500 pounds of magazines have been collected. They will be distributed at the ^outhbury Training school and the Watcrbury hospitals. The project will be completed Dec. 15. If the NauKutuck Dlatrlct of the Mattatuck Council nupports . the idea, the proceeds will be turned •)ver to it, otherwise the troop will take the credit and fulfill the work. A l™oop champion and patrol champion will be named. Scout leader Merton Lyons and Assistant Scout Master Wes Boyd took charge of the -meeting in the obsence of Scout Master Cecil Matson. Dangerous Drivers Reexamination Plan Studied By Police Hartford, Dec. 3—(Special)—Connecticut police today were asked to spearhead a state-wide campaign for the reexamination of careless or dangerous drivers. State Motor Vehicles Commissioner Cornelius F. Mulvihill made the request at the suggestion of State Police Commissioner Edward J. Hickey. The state officials explained that both state and local policemen are authorized, by law, to recommend that certain types of drivers be summoned for license reexamlna- tions by the- State Department of Motor Vehicles. Under provisions of the request, policemen will make such recommendations in filing written warnings against the drivers. These warnings, issued for violations not serious enough to warrant arrests. are filed with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Where arrests are made the question of reexaminations will be left entirely to court officials, Commissioner Mulvihill said. "Our Connecticut courts exercise the most commendable discretion and wisdom in cases involving drivers whose actions or records indicate" that they should take license examinations again," the commissioner said. i Hospital Bulletins Officials at St. Mary's hospital report no change in the condition of Caesar J. Ruggeri, 41, of 95 Oak street, who was admitted to the institution yesterday morning- after being stricken ill ' while at his work in the U. S. Rubber Co footwear plant. -Non is tin; time to ready your ear lor whiter driving. IJrlve In to Kricksun Motors, 128 Hublier Ave.—Adv. Temporary Loan Of $50,000 Needed To Finance Costs Of Three Schools Around The World In Brief (By United Preas) RECOGNITION New Delhi, India — Authoritative quarters In New Delhi claim that Premier Nehru plans to recognize the Chinese Communist government this month. The sources predict that Indian recognition will be announced before Dec. 15. COMING HOME Washington — The 18-man staff of our consulate in Mukden, China, including Consul-General Angus Ward is preparing to depart for the United States. Ward today began paying off the consulate's Chinese employes. The American party is scheduled to leave Mukden Tuesday. POSTPONE SHOWER A bridal shower planned this evening in honor of Miss Theresa Rynkoski, 26 Lines Hill street, has been postponed because of the death of her nephew. Ronald Bennard of North Main street. PREDICTION New York — Vice President Barkley has kicked off the 1950 congressional campaign for the Democrats with the prediction of a Democratic party victory. Barkley told a cheering audience at a high-priced party dinner In New York last night that the Democrats will win the presidential race In 1952. THIRD PABTY New York—Officials of Henry Wallace's Progressive party meet today in New York to £lan tor 1 next year's congressional 'elections. The party secretary, C. B. Baldwin, says the Progressives will fight against what he calls the government's "mad policy" of military spending. STATE OF UNION Key West, Fla,—President Truman planned to work today on the State of the Union message he w»K deliver to Congress in January. The chief executive is expected to ask th» lawmakers for passage of civil rights legislation once again, In spite of opposition of southern politician*. oOo . NEGOTIATE Washington — Coal industry sources say field agents of John i.. Lewis are trying to negotiate Contracts with individual coal firms. These informants report Lewis may permit those mine- o wners who agree to accept the f inal industry pattern to work their miners a full five-day week. The diggers currently are on a three-day work week. oOo CONVICTS ESCAPE Salem. Ore. — Authorities in three far western states have been alrrted to be on the look-out for three Insane convicts who broke out of the criminal ward of the Oregon State Hospital for the mentally UI last night. A fourth Inmate, who also made the break, was captured In a woods on the outaldrta of Salem, without a fight Police believe the other three are heading for Portland, some 50 miles away. STRANDED Petersburg, Alaska—The Coast Guard cutter Hemlock is plowing through stormy seas to reach five survivors of a seaplane which crashed on an Alaskan ialar.d during a snowstorm. One of the six passengers, a nurse identified as Mrs. Harriet Bell, was killed Reports that Novelist Margaret Bell was aboard the craft were later denied by airline officials. SIRE DESTROYS DORMITORY Norman, Okla.—A fire destroyed a dormitory housing 430 students of the .University of Oklahoma early jhis morning in less than 30 minutes. The roaring flames are believed to have tiapped and burned to death several residents of the building in Norman. The fire spread so quickly that bare-footed students clad only in pajamas were forced to jump through windows to escape. Twenty students were burned or injured. The dormi- loy, valued at $700,000, is a total 10SS. ' •• r MAY Prestonburg, Ky._Former Congressman Andrew May Is waiting quietly in his Prestonburg, Ky home for the federal marshal! who will take him to a federal penitentiary today. The 74-year- old May, still protesting his Innocence on a bribe conviction, is to serve from eight to 24 months. —Remember your home this Chrlstnuis. Shop nt Hnfllej't. In Wmerbury lor R m». Pink from furniture, appliances, and other household lurnlsliinits—AdT. Community Christmas Carol Sing Scheduled December 22 Community Club Dance Attracts Large Attendance Beacon Falls The Beacon Falls Community club sponsored a dance last night in the club hall, which drew a large attendance from the young people of the community. Dances the club's recreational program ouch Friday night are a part ol designed to appeal especially to tcen-ttgers. Xmas Party Tho?e attending the annaul Chistmas party of the Loyal Daughters in the United Church Hal! Monday night, are asked to bring a ten-cent gift for the grab bag. Second Meeting A meeting of the Boy Scout Committee is to be held during the latter part of this week, according to Scoutmaster Raymond Jones, to which boys in the town interested in Scouting will be invited. Pians for- the enlargement of the precent. troop, or the organization of a second one, were discussed at a recent meeting of the Committee, with Scouting- officials from Nauigatuck (present \o assist. PTA Party Center School Parent-Teacher Association will hold a Christmas party Thursday night at 8 o'clock at the school, to which parents of the school are invitde. Those attending are asked to bring a 25- cent gift for the graJb bag. Refreshments will be served. Deaths BLOMQCIST—Miss Ebba, of ISO Myrtle avenue, Boston, Mass, in Stamford, Dec. 2, 1949. Private funeral services tomorrow at the Alderson Funeral Home. 201 Meadow street. Burial at the convenience of the family. Friends are asked to please omit flowers. 'FLYNN—Mis. Addle M., of 16 Wolfe avenue, Beacon Falls, in Beacon Falls, Dec. 3, 1949, Private funeral services Monday at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. BENNARD — Ronald Anthony, of 488 North Main street, Naugatuck, in this borough, Dec. 3, 1949 Funeral Monday morning at 11 o'clock at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 240 North Main street. Burial in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. Philharmonics To Sponsor Program On "The Horseshoe" The annual Community Christinas Carol sing in the borough will be sponsored this year by the Philharmonics of Naugatuck. The event, wihch is expected to attract hundreds of residents, will be held Thursday evening, Dec. 22 starting at 8:30 o'clock at the Horseshoe on The Green. A special program has been arranged, opening with a 15-minutos of organ music. The prelude to the singing will be executed on a Hammond organ, being brought to the borough especially for the occasion. Local organists will jjai-tici- pate in the organ interlude, .is veil as accompanying the group singing and soloist. To Be Recorded A new feature of the Carol sing will be the recording of the pro- gram'for replay later that evening or the, next day over radio WATR. Due to mechanical difficulties a "live" broadcast is not possible. Milton Berkowicz, assistant public school music suptrvisor, will conduct the singing. Members of the Naugatuck Men s Chorus and choirs from local churches will participate. Lighting and acooustical effects will be in charge of the Currier Electric Co., with Raymond Carrier operating the equipment. The public address system has been donated by the U. S. Robber Co. footwear plant. Jack Conway, director of The Playznakers, .will be master of cert- monies of the program, which will include the singing of familiar Yuletide carols. Soloists and organists to. take..part in the event will be announced. Melyin P. Engtl- stad is chairman of the general arrangements committee. ' During "the 'past .three years the sing has been a promotion of the Naugautuck Daily News. Combined Choirs In Final Rehearsal Tuesday Evening The final rehearsal for the Community Chistmas Carol Vesper service to be held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11 at 4 o'clock in the Congregational church, will be held Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock in the Congregational church. The traditional service, consisting of the combined choirs of the Protestant churches, ufcer the direction of Jesse F. Davis, is sponsored by the Naugatuck Council of Churches. State Aid Not To Be Available Early Enough To Pay On Projects; Special Meeting Of Freemen May Be Necessary The possibility is looming of a special freemen's meeting to obtain $50,000 to complete! financing the current school building program in , the borough. The annual amount anticipated in state aid wil be insufficient to cover the funds needed immediately. State aid money is expected to be used in reducing the annual ! payments on the $700,000 school bond issue. The school building budget was set up for the expenditure of $750,000. Of this amount freemen voted a year ago this month to float a $700,000 bond issue, with the remaining $50,000 anticipated in state aid. With the original legislation being superseded by the new compromise school aid measure, the borough is in need of the additional funds. If the borough could delay acquiring the necessary money, the matter could be decided at the annual freemen's meeting in May, but because it has been committed it is believed some other method must be 1 used to obtain the funds. Again, oroviding a delay is possible, the decision might be a subject of a hoard of finance, another issue, which freemen must decide upon within a few months. The debt margin at March 31 this year was $785.997.75. Mrs.AshbyM.nynn, Beacon Falls/Dies Mrs. Addie M. Flynn. wife of Ashby Flynn, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John B. Hill, 16 Wolfe avenue, Beacon Falls, after a long illness! A native of Virginia, Mrs. Flynn was born July 6, 1876, the dau-h- ler of the late John and Lydia (Burgess) McDonald. She is survived by her husband Ashby Flynn, Bay Pines, Fla., her o'aughter, Mrs. Hill; a brother, Clarence McDonald, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas G. Smith, both of Haymarket, Va,; four gondchii- drpn and three great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held Monday at the Alderson Fu- ' neral Home. 201 Meadow street. Burial will be at the convenience of the family and there will be no calling hours. YOU SHOULD KNOW Births EVANCHA — Waterbury hospital, Dec. 2, a son, Nicholas Charles, to Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Evancha, 140 Highland avenue. Mrs. Evancha is the former Elizabeth Chotna. They also have a daugh- er, Susan, two years old. Milton Berkowitz, Music Teacher In Public Schools *You should know Milton Berkowitz, the man upon whose shoulders rests a major portion of the responsibility for the future of the borough's musically inclined youngsters. As assistant to Jesse F. Davis, supervisor of music in the public schools, he is in charge of all instrumental music from kindergarten on through high school .He is the responsibility of taking in hand a boy or girl who shows some measure of musical ability and encouraging and developing that ability, to the end that the youngster will some day become an accomplished musician. We are all too aware o'f the fact that interest in instrumental music on the part of the borough youngsters has been on the decline in recent years. In years gone by, the borough could point with pride to its high school orchestras and hands. They were as large or larger than those of most schools in the same enrollment group and musically, they were second to none. Milt came to Naugatuck three months ago to find interest in instrumental music in the schools at its lowest ebb in many years. The once-renowned High school band numbered slightly more than 20— the orchestra about the same. In the grammar schols the picture was even worse, with the. only bright spot noted among players of string instruments. He realizes that his work is cut out for him and he is prepared to do his best to re-awaken the children's interest in instruments BO that Naugatuck's scholastic bands and orchestras can regain the respected position which they once held In state' scholastic music circles. He has outlined a program which he hopes will accomplish this and has already put part of it into effect. Everett Native A native of Everett, Mass., he was, born Sept. 5, 1920, the son of MILTON BERKOWITZ Joseph and Bertha Berkowitz He has one sister, Mrs. Tabenken Bass, of Bangor, Maine. Miltt's family moved to Chelsea when he was very young and his parents still reside there. It was in Chelsea that he received his primary and secondary education at- tending the public elementary •schools and Chelsea High school, from where he graduated in 1938. In high school, Milt restricted his extra curricular activities to the music field. He first entered upon a carer in music at the age of 12, when he began taking lessons on the trumpet. By' the time he entered high school, he was very well accomplished in his field and became a member of the school band and orchestra, and the glee club as well. It was also in his high school days that his natural ability for music really began to assert itself, for there he began playing and obtained a fairly good yorking knowledge of several other brass instruments in addition to the trumpet. He is now able to play most other instruments that one finds in a band or orchestra, a knowledge which he finds exceedingly useful in his present position. 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