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Today's Chuckle Husband answering telephone: "I don't know. Call the weather bureau." Pretty young wife:: "Who wan thai?" Huftband: "Borne (tailor, I gueM. Wanted to know if the roast wan rlrar." —The Spotlight. niujuturk THE WKATHEB Sunny, cold this afternoon. Clear. cold tonight, low nonr 10 degrees. Cloudy tomorrow and cold, with «now late tomorrow night or early Sunday. "Dedicated To Community Public Service' TEMPKKATUKK RKPORT Midnight 27; Z a. m. 18; 0| a. m. 12; 9 a. m.. 23; noon, 35. VOL. LXIV, NO. 288 20 Unhurt In School Bus Crash Waterbury Auto Driver Pined $10 In Borough Court Samuel S. Baurael, 53, of 7 Plaza avenue. Waterbury. was fined $10 when he appeared before Judc^ Martin L. Came in Borough Court today <"i n a charge of violating the rules of the road. His car was iTwolved in a collision yesterday morning on Cross street in which his car struck a loaded school bu» owned by Lionel LeClair and oper ated by William Woermer, Jr., Warren avenue. The crash occurred at about 8:&> o clock yesterday morning in front of the home of Mrs. Evcritt Sevev- son. Cross street. Ab»ut 20 achrv*! children were on the bus at the time. They were transferred to another bus and taken to school. Reports issued by the police department yesterday stated that only the driver was aboard the bus at the time of the accident. Police were called to the scene at about 9:30 o'clock, after the children had been taken to school in another bus. Patrolman Donald Dooling, investigating officer, said that when the drivers failed to reach an agreement as to which •was to blame, both were taken to headquarters and booked on charges of violating the rules of the road. He said there were n.> children in the bus, or nearby, when he arrived, shortly after pi>- licc were notified. Patrolman Dooling said the bus was headed in an easterly direction and the Baumel car was traveling west. Mr. Baumel testified that he saw the bus when about 100 feet away and as he approached observjil that he did not have room to clear it. He said he applied hie brakes and skidded into the front of the bus. Mr.Baumel said he was traveling at a slow rate of speed Patrolman Dooling said the rOTj •was 15 feet wide at this point, with the bus being eight feet wide and the car six feet wide. Mr. Baumrfi said th« bus was not fully on Its own side of the road. He added that the road was icy, not sanded, and the accident was caused by •'an act of God." He told the court ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press 12 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS First Lady Returns To Capital The nation's First Lady Mrs. Harry Truman, und her daughter, ivlar- garet, are shown on their arrivel in Washington aboard the. •'resident's plane, "Independence." They arc returning from a ten-day vacation with the Chief Executive in Key West, Florida. (International) he would consider an appeal to lion Joan Glynn. NHS Drama Club To See Shakespeare Members of the Golden Lane Dramatics club of Naugatuck High school will witness a performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It starring Katherine Hepburn tonight in New Haven. The following seniors with their sponsor, Miss Louise Grainger, will make the trip: Barbara Burtnett, Arthur Benson, Marjorie Saffran, Doris Mitchell, Constance Zwolin- sky, Ann Kopp, William Malik, Barbara McKee, Dominic Natalizio, Janice Grele, Joan Philips. Mary Donaher, Shirley Rentz, Kenneth Clymer, Barbara McCarthy. Judy Kiernan, Izaias Sardo, Robert Olson, Judy Martinez, Rubert Rabtoy. Ronald Pichulo, Margretta Deegan, Robert White, Mary Mc- M?mee Lelia Jane Alderson, Roger Currier, Beverly Tuttle, Jean Dil- the Common Pleas Court. Mr. Woermer was found innocent of a charge of violating the rules of tho toad. He did not testify. Granted Nolle Homer Somers, 28, State street, Ansonia, was granted a nolle on payment of $5 on a charge of speeding. He was arrested at 10 50 o'clock Tuesday night by Motor Patrolman Michael Main street. Sharon on Waste Paper Drive Scheduled Sunday Post No. 17. American Legion, will hold a waste paper drive Sunday, it was announced today by Commander Charles Clark. Members of the Post, in trucks, will canvass the entire borough. Residents are asked to tie papers in bundles and leave them on the curb in front of their homes. Members of the Post will meet Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Naugatuck Fuel Co., on Church street. Edward White, Barbara Stien, Jean Tuthill, Janet Brown, Marilyn Carlson, Patricia Dunn. Ellen Thurstrn, Donald Chebowski, Wanda Kliroasieski, Barbara Raytk- wich, Carol Bradshaw, Regina Sullivan, Walter Dumonski, Rose .Sig- etli, Elizabeth Sigetti. Lucille Smey, Celia Sikorski, Barbara Borbas, Lois Jennings, Donald Dowling, Betty Hartwell, Carolo Bower Barry Norton, Robert Traficanti, Margaret Hayes, Ruth Ann Rice, Helen Kurylak, Irene. Miller, Nora Curtin, Bryant Kilrkendall, Donald Heavens. Frank Sobireski, Jeanne Dillon, Cornelio DiMaria. Hoover Report Project Taken By "Jaycees" How would you like to save $1.00 for every $10 you pay in taxes? The expected answer to that question would be how to do it. Acording to Frederick C. Truelove, Jr., the "how to do it" is embodied in the Junior Chamber of Commerce "operation economy" project of which Mr. Truelove is General Chairman. This "project is based on the Hoover Commission report — a series of recommendations for the more efficient organization of the Executive branch of the government. The commission with Former President Herbert Hoover as chairman and Secretary of State Dean Acheson vice-chairman has presented to Congress the' results of its more than two years survey and investigation of the management of the government from a business standpoint. This bi-partisan group concluded that anyone running a business on as inefficient basis" fts our government would soon be bankrupt. Wear Muffler, Dr. Advises "Spec" Shea Muscular Cold Thought Cause Of Bad Season Frank "Spec" Shea, of Naugatuck, will once again be one of the New York Yankees top hurlers—if he wears a mutfler this winter. "Spec" was examined by Dr. George Bennett, of Johns Hopkins, yesterday in Baltimore, and Dr. Bennett's diagnosis 'indicated that Shea simply had contracted a muscular cold in his neck and shoulder and that ho had been unable to shake it because of his exposure to raw weather while working outdoors In the off-season last year. The ciop.tor prescribed an Indoor job for "Spec" and advised him never to journey out-cloors this winter without bundling up his neck in a henvy muffler. ' It had been feared that a calcium deposit was forming in the area, which might necessitate surgery, when "Spec's" neck |and shoulder failed to respond to treatment last season. "Spec," who won 14 games in 1947 as a rookie, faltered during his sophomore year, winning nine "while losing.ten. Last season he was able to win only one game for the Yanks, being used mostly in relief, and very seldom in that capacity after a six-week sojourn in the minors. Firemen Hear Well-Known Humorist THE «EV. HUGH SHUfiLDS, Ridgefleld Congregational Church minlHtor, Is Khown at left a« ho npok« 'Wednesday night at the annual banquet of the Nau ratuck Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. at K. of C. Hall. Mr. Shields related many humorous stories and :-eclted portions of poems by James Whltcomb Blley. Seated beside Mr. Shields, from left to right are FB KB ZEHNDER, master of ceremonies; STATE TROOPER EDWARD J. DOOLING, who spoke on criminal and fire investigation; FOREMAN HERBERT H. COCKCROFT of the HH&L company; ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF JAMES QUINN :tnd PATRICK SCULLY, Union City foreman of the volunteer company. NOBDHILL NAUGES, secretary of the tiom- pany !s shown at right, foreground. The make Commission was set up to recommendations only for Births GARFIELD—St. Mary's Hospital, Dec. 8. a third son to Mr. and Mrs. William Garfield, 150 Grove street. Mrs. Garfield is the former Ruth Richardson. HILL—Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter and first child, Susan Virginia, to Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hill, Jr. Mr. Hill is the son of Dr. and Mrs. William E. Hill. Meadow street. Mrs. Hill is the former Miss Mary Pierce of Bath, Maine. BAKER—St. Mary's Hospital, Dec. 9. a son and third child, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker, Webb road. Millville. Mrs. Baker is the former Carol Bottomly. Czechs Continue Purge Of Party (By United Press) The Communist government oi Czechoslovakia confirmed today that rumors*of a purge in its party ranks aro true. The Government fired the editor of the offfcial Communist .party organ. It also arrested several Card-carryit,' Communists, The official newpsaper says those arrested aren't Communists at all—but "Anglo-American" spies. The editor who lost his job — 49 year old Wilhelm Novy i$ the second ranking Communist to be purged this week. The first was the former Deputy Vive Minister of Foreign Trade. GAVE INFORMATION Presque Isle, Me.—Former Air Force Captain Lloyd Chesley nays he gave top secret information about American radar to a Russian general In 1944. Chesley said the general arrived at an American air base In Ireland during that year with authorization to look over secret American equipment. Letter From Santa Claus The North Pole Dear Children, As I sit by the cheery fire this cold winter night, I am glancing over books that will fill my Christmas sack. This year I •will bring you fairy tales, mother goose, and stories of adventure about boys and girls just your size. Doesn't that sound like fun? The elves are here also, sitting closs legged on the floor to look at cross legged on the floor to look at the books, too. Of course, the little tiny eleves haven't learned how to read yet, so they just pretend they do. They like the colored pictures of children and dogs and cats : "Santa we want some books, too," they chorused after they had looked through a huge stack. But the elves —Prepare nan lor (he kolirtay iiai »»-.i»on. Call •'Kill niduknwskl at Cttr VackauB Store. Tci. 4614—A<lT. will have elf sized books no bigger 'han a blotter. And they'll just overflow with colored pictures, just 'ike yours. But, sh! I haven't told Uiem yet. We'll wait until Christmas. Mother Glaus and I are mak- ! ng the books at night after all of the elves are in bed. Love, SANTA CLAUS P. S. — Robert Krasinsky, Union City, who is in the t*ird grade at St. Francis' School wants an electric train; a cherragtry set and a detective set. Robert is being a good boy, and we'll do everything- we can to see- that his Christmas is just v/hat he wants it to be. Love, SANTA —Bcmembcr your liome this Clirislmi'l Shop at Hadlej-'s in Walcrbnrr lor Kl Pick Irani fuinitsre. appliances, and other household lurnlsninns—Adv. the more economical and efficient management of the business side nf the government, therefore, it has nothing ut all tu say regarding the politics of the welfare state or the Taft-Hartley Law or any other political issue. The Connecticut Junior Chamber of Commerce has been authorized by Thomas J. Dodd, Connecticut chairman for the Citizens Commit- ee for Reorganization of the Executive Branch of the Government, publicize the Hoover Commission report In order that the people of Connecticut will be aware of Lhe savings that this report means to hem. According to the Hoover Commission report, about one-hall of the ;overnmental purchase orders are 'or less than $10., but the over- }ead cost of processing these ur- ders is $10 each. General Chairman Truelove will be assisted in the Naugatuck project by Sherman H. Brown, chairman of industrial organizations; L. rlichard Spann, chairman of civic and social groups; Robert Rich- irds, chairman of contact committee for housewives and community >rganizations; Russell Agres in charge of the speakers' panel; Mario Schiaroli, chairman in ';harge of the merchant group; and E. C. Lingenheld, Jr., Frank D. Butcher, and Dr. Harold E. Davids, in charge of publicity. Union City Still Seeks Stadium Site William Galgot, president of St. George's Lithuanian Society said today that no agreement has yet been reached with the site committee of the Union City Little League concerning land of the club which the league desires as i site for its stadium. Mr. Galgot said members of the site committee met last nigbt with officers of the club. He said that the committee plans to survey that part of Linden Park which it da- sires for the stadium. "After it is staked out," he said, "we will oe able to discuss the matter more lully and then make a decision." tie stated the committee is not yet sure of the amount of land It will require for he stadium. Thomas Ratkiewich, president of the Union City Little League, said today that announcement of thn leagues site plans will be made tomorrow. Tne committee is also negotiating for a piece of land on Linden street owned by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Millionaire Red Pleads Guilty In Bulgaria Plot (By United Press) A millionair pleaded guilty turned Communist today to charges that he was a member of a ring which plotted to overthrow the government of Bulgaria. Grey-haired Ivan Gevrenov also told the Court that the number onr> defendant, Traicho Rostov had' led a prouip. which tried to s botasre Bulgaria's economy. Kostov, a former vice-premier of Bulgaria, has repudiated his earlier confession of guilt. Gevrenov told the Court that Ko^tov headed a group which was trying to switch the Bulgarian economy from Communism to capitalism. And he added that a fel- Jow defendant, a former minister nf flnanme.also favored capitalism and opposed the communization ol Bulgaria. —Tfow is tlin tlm<! h> rcnilj* your Mr |o winter drlrlnu. Drive In to Erickson Motors, 129 Kulibcr Avc.—Adr. Extended Holiday Announced For Some 7 ootwear Workers Two departments in the U. S. Rub- ;er Co. footwear plant will close at the end of the work day Dec. 3 and will not resume operations until Jan. 4, according to a produc- ion schedule announced today by .Villard E. Bittle, factory manager. Mr. Bittle said the (Waterproof and Fabric Shoe plants will close at the end of the regular pre-holi- lay six hour schedules on Dec. 23, and production will be resumed in hese plants on Wednesday, Jan. 5. He stated. "Since Christmas Day and New Year's Day will be celebrated on Monday, and since our employes are normally paid for hese days this operation schedule means we will lose five production days." Chemical Sponge He continued, "Our Chemical Sponge plant -will close at the end of operations on Friday, Dec. 23. Regular production will be resumed Tuesday, Dec. 27. Production will >e stopped at the end of our regular schedules Friday, Dec. 30 and operations in this plant will be resumed on the regular schedule Tuesday, Jan. 3. Office departments will conform to the same operat- g schedule as the Sponge Plant." The factory manager said that current business conditions require careful control of manufacturing schedules. Reasserted, "During the past winter we were faced with generally unsatisfactory consuming weather throughout the country. We have passed through a fall, which in large sections of the country, is the dryest on record. While we have had satisfactory consuming weather in certain parts of the country the highly populated areas, such as New York, Chicago and Philadelphia have not, as yet, had the type of weather we like to see." Prediction . Mr. Bittle continued, "Because of these generally unsatisfactory conditions the operating schedules will be in effect over the Christmas and New Year's holiday period. Reports reaching me indicate that 1950 should be a fairly satisfactory production year for us since many of tho genera] business adjustments needed are indicated at this time, to be in the background." Alembic Assn. Honors Sports Champions More than 50 persons attended the sports night banquet of the Alembic Association of the Nauga- cuck Chemical and Synthetic plants last night at Vimer's, Oxford. John E. Ash was toastmaster for the affair. Among the speakers were Arthur Nauges, association president; Dominic Minnicucci, the association's athletic chairman; Johh Bickerdike, past president; Cy Blanched, captain of the basketball team; Robert McDermott, coach and manager of the basketball team and Louis Triano, representing Aldo Pistarelli, captain of the bowling team. Also John Butkas, captain of the Synthetic bowling team; Robert Mariano, captain of the Softball •earn, Serge Neprash and Phil Norton, tennis; .Dick Pinto, fishing, and Charles Kevit, horseshoes. The program was in honor of the championship teams of the two plants and the association. Representing plant management were A. W. O'Keefe, P. D. Chittenden, Donald L. McCollum, Synthetic plant manager and Philip E. Rice, chemical plant manager. Joseph P. Donahue, managing editor of the NEWS, also spoke. Motion pictures of Little League activities and game in Naugatuck during the past year were shown by Edward J. Weaving. Rocky Hill Party Attended By Many Borough Residents Approximately 50 members of the New Haven county council Veterans of Foreign Wars, entertained more than 500 veterans at a Christmas party held this week at Rocky Hill hospital. The delegation V.-JLS headed by Mr.3. Katerine Radcliffe council auxiliary president. Gifts, including cigaretts, books, magazines, and other items were distributed as well as ice cream und cu|r* calces. Bingo was played and pr.izas awarded Mrs. Mary Gavin of Derby was chairman of arrangements. Among Naugatuck veterans at the hospital are Frank Dillon, Ar thur Johnson, Dennis Fitzgerald John Freeman, Joseph Kiernan and Alex Pokes. Mr. Fltzgerale and Mr. Pokes are reported to bo quite ill, but other local veteran- were happy to ,see someone from their home town. A lamp fron Crusader post and its Ladies' aux iliary, VFW, was presented one o the Naugatuck ceterans. Those making the trip from th borough were: Mr. and Mrf James Schaff, Mrs. Michael Ma gas, Mrs. Anna Fredsall, Mrs. Harry Stauffer, Anne Mastes, Jan Bontemlpo, Mrs. Max Leonhard iMrs. William Corner, Mrs. Thoma Weaving, Aibble Rnilly, Mrs. Fran kiln Behlman, Mrs. Franklin Eohlman Jr. Mrs. Radeliffe an< Frank Shea, Jr. SHOPPING DAYS TILL R1STM-AS 13 ri unlucky? Ho-juil a »up5r»lillon) Oath out—get thoic pr«»nlt—kcepr you in condition! Around The World In Brief (By United Press) SENTENCE THOMAS Washington—Representative J. Parnell Thomas was sent to jail .oday for a term of from six to .8 months.for padding his congressional office payroll and tak- ng salary Wckbacks. Thomas also was fined $10,000. Before sentencing, the New Jersey Republican resigned the congressional seat he had held for IB- years, and bis wife announced she would rutt'-'Ebr;hl»»offlce. ——oOo SPECIAL ELECTION Trenton, N. J.—Governor AJ- Ired Drlscoll says he will call Kpeclal election without delay to fill the congressional vacancy created by the sentencing and resignation of Representative; Thomas. The governor had no comment on the announcement l)j Mrs. Thomas that she will run to succeed her Imprisoned husband. oOo TRAIN CRASH Toronto—Several persons have been Injured but none killed in a train crash on the Canadian National Railway line near Toronto. A behind-scliedule transcontinental flyer passenger train ran head-on into a fretght. NEW BUDGET Key West, Fla.—Budget Director Frank Pace says that the new budget will total close to $45,000,000,000 and that the government will have to continue to run in the red unless Congress votes new taxes. Pace is now at Key West, to confer with President Truman on the budget message that will go to Congress next month. oOo EXECUTION Raleigh, N. C.—Three men are- being executed for their crimes today at the Central prison gas chamber at Raleigh, N. C. Two were sentenced to death for murder and the third for burglary. School Budget Balance Is $186,455 A balance of $186,455.06 remains in the school department bud^-f for the remainder of the fiscal year, according to the monthly report of Supt. of Schools Harold E. Chittenden, submitted at yes- erday's .meeting of the Board of Education in the Tuttle School. Total expenditures have actually been $306.340.78, but credits of *33,038.84,, most of which have come from cafeteria receipts, have reduced this total somewhat. The budget for the year was $459.757. Only one item in the budget !s over-expended. That is the aporo- priatlon for- replacement- of equipment. Three thousand doollars wns pproprlatecT and $5,042.23 has be«n sent. Two other items, salary for he secretary of the board of edu- ation, $100, and salary for the chool enumerator, $350, have be'-.n Cross Street School Ready In One Month Judy Reports On Progress In New Schools Program The new Cross iStreet school bus is expected to be completed "in about a month," J. Nelson Judy, chairman told members of the Board of 'Education at a meeting yesterday afternoon in the TutUe school. Better progress is being made at the Cross Direct school than on the Central avenue and West Side schools, Chairman Judy said. He said that the. Cross street building is now fully enclosed. The West Side school should be completed in four or five months, he said, with the Central avenun school expected to be finished ear- l>f in the spring. Steel window frames for the buildings have not yet arrived, nor has steel for tht roof at Central avenue. The chairman said that workmen at the Central avenue school are "more or less killing time" while waiting for steel beams for the roof to arrive. Chairman Judy stated that progress in the construction of all three schools was hindered somewhat by the recent steel strike. He added, however, that work on the three was meving along as well aa could be expected. Borough Grant The chairman also reported on the state aid bill for construction of schools. The borough wilts receive about $162,000 in fund* over a 20 year period, he said. The funds will amount to between J8- 100 and $8,500 per year. The school building aid bill frants funds to Connecticut cities based on the cost of the buildings or on the number of ponpils. Communities are to be granted one* half of the cost of each building or $300 or $450 per pupU, which* ever amount is smaller. Chairman • ^U'K™"" Judy stated that h « .clt it best to hold off disposing of the four <">i^ ««v.«^i_ * _. -. Kills His Children An engineer, John S. Conner (above), 39, is reported by police to have fatally shot his three children, Cecelia, 5; Michael, 9; and Stephanie, 11, In their Alexandria, Va. home. A West Point graduate Conner said he planned to "wipe put the entire family,' because he "didn't want them to grow up like me." He said he was going to kill his wife, Janet and himself, but changed his —>lnd. (International) ully expended. Mr. Chittenden also reported gchoo]g lat 15 teachers were absent for a otal of 53 1-2 school days during he month. Seven substitutes weiv. mploycd for a total of 48 school ays, with no substitutes being oni- 'loyed five and one-half day*. Substitutes were: Marie M. Daly, Vostra Daume, Evelyn G. Pearson, •lary J. Shanley, George J. Voupi-.t. "•atricia R. Hess and Emily Gibbs. Working Papers Eleven sets of working papers were issued during November. Of he total, nine were new and two ivere transfers for youths not in schools. Six were to work pan ime and three left school. Four •were 16 years of age- and seven ±7. Ten were residents of Naugatuck and the other a resident of Oxford Fire Drills Two fire drills wei-e held In each of the schools as follows: High school, Nov. 14 and 30; Salem, Nov. .b and 30;, Central Avenue, Nov. 15 and 30; Rubber Avenue, No;'. 8 and 30; Oak Street, Nov. 9 and 2£; Hop Brook, Nov. 8 and 22: and Prospect Street, Nov. 23 and 30. The report of school nurses Elizabeth G. Neary and Catherine A. Brooks shows that a total of 1,560 routine health inspections were made. Seven public and ts"o Mirochial schools were visited und 16 home calls made. Other stat's- tics are as follows: Telephone calls •egarding illness and absentees, 30; children taken home ill, 20; fir.n aid, minor cuts and bruises, ?7. Reports of X-ray findings were sent to parents Nov. 23 and the nurses reported that colds, sore throats and whooping cough we>e the cause of many children being absent from classes. Dental Clinic The Junior Chamber of Commerce dental clinic was conducted foi- two days. Thirty-one patients were treated. Statistics are as follows: Extractions of temporary teeth, 10; extractions of permanent teeth, four, number of I'.'l- ngs, 33; completed cases, 13; te.ru received, $3. Attending denfsts were: Dr. Edward German, *> Dr. John Mariano, Nov. 8; Dr. Edward Delaney, Nov. 15; and I))-. Everett Rogers, Nov. 22. Helene M. Olsen, school dental hygienist, reported that 135 examinations were made during the month. Thirty-four cleanings ana 134 sodium fluorine treatments "were given. All schools and al class rooms were visited. Adult Education Mrs. Gertrude M. MSidigan, di rector of adult education, reported that 495 residents are enrolled in the borough's evening school class cs. The average attendance in ul classes is 321.58. Enrollment by classes is as fo!- iows: Clothing, Monday, 38, at tendance, 17; clothing, Tuesday 35 attendance 20.6; clothing, Wednes day, 29, attendance, 15.33; — — -" f-v* «*«EVHl(;g •.wo or three months. He said that the schools will not be sold until such time as the new schools are well enough along to permit occupancy, If necessary Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden and members of the board discussed at length the oroblem of storing equipment which is not now in use. Mr. Chittenden oointed out that much equipment vhich will probably never be used igain is being stored in the Beeb« street school and schools which are still in use. The board granted him permission to dispose of equipment such as non-adjustable desks etc which will never be used again' Chairman Judy and John Ash were named as a committee to appraise other equipment in with Mr. Chittenden (Continued on Page Six) cooperation and to dispose of what Is beyond use. No More Park* Mr. Chittenden reported that th« school board is "just about through vith all park duties." He said that be has turned over insurance policies covering parks not directly connected with the school to Borough Clerk Charles Daly. He fur- .her reported that only one worker ias been retained to clean up park board land. He said that the school department would use the services of the park board worker part time, and would reimburse the rk commission for his services. 3e emphasized that the school de- aartment has no more responsibility with parks, except for the rrounds immediately surrounding the schools. Bus Strike Mr. Chittenden reported on the •strike of bus drivers for the Le- 31air company Wednesday. He said hat four drivers resigned Tuesday afternoon after becoming disturbed over "a rather trivial matter." Mr. LeClair secured new drivers, however, Mr. Chittenden said, and the buses operated on schedule Wednesday and Thursday. The meeting, scheduled for 4 o'clock, did not get under way until 4:27. Mrs. Valesca C. Downs was ibsent. The meeting adjourned at 5:14 o'clock. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Michael Marro, 93 Johnson street is a surgicul patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Albert Lawlor, 288 Quinn street, a medical patletn at St. Mary's Hospital. Joseph Zaldo, 68, of the Pine Crest Convalescent Home, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Miss Patricia Robinson, 52 Cliff street, a teacher at Salem School, is a medical patient at Waterbury Hospital. Mrs. Chester Garvin. Wolfe avenue, Beacon Falls, is a medical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Improvement is reported !in the condition of Mrs. Catherine Kane 77, of 243 North Main street, who has been a patient at St. Mary's Hospital Since Oct. 24, when she was struck by a car near her home. —Growing children need lot* ol Great Oak Farm lmt.tn<Tl*Kl milk. Call VJ iUlD lor Oflivny—Adr.

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