Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 10, 1949 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, December 10, 1949
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Today's Chuckle Denny—"What make* Jack look so worried and worn out?" Fenny—"Oh. he's bt-en contorting his wife's will." Denny—"His wife's will? I didn't know she wa» dead." Penny—"She isn't!" Baflu THE WEATHER Cold and becoming cloudy today. Not no cold tonight, with light snow changing to freezing rain and rain tomorrow. Warmer tomorrow. 'Dedicated To Community Public Service' TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 12; 3 a. m.. 10; 6 a. m,, 6; 9 a. m., 10; 10 a. m., 16. VOL. LXTV, NO. 289 ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, DEO. 10, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Frew 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS News Santa Claus Plans Two Visits Here Next Week Break Case Hearing Off To Jan. 10 Helicopter Lands j Thursday Afternoon; Theater Party Sat. Two important events for children will highlight the Christmas season for them next week, and on both uc<:tt»lon» Santa CluUB will be on hand to assist with the gaiety. Both visits have been arranged uy the Naugatuck L>aJo' News. Santa Claus arrives In Naugaluck next Thursday afternoon, and an he did last year for the first time, his motie of transportation will be a huge helicopter. The airborne vehicle will land in Ihe U. S. Rubber Co. parking lot on Church street at 3:15 o'clock, and Santa Claim will emerge, carrying hi* large pack of gifts for the borough's younger net. Theater Party The youngsters shouldn't feel too badly when Santa departs after the visit Thursday, became he'll be back in just two days, when he will attend the annual Naugatuck News- &ilem Playhouse Christmas theater party Saturday morning. When Santa Claus attends the party at 10 o'clock hell have more g-lfts in his big bag for children holding lucky seats. Beacon Falls children, as well UK those in the borough have been Invited to attend. Tickets will be distributed to all children of the first, Mcond and third grades only. Ralph Pasho, theater owner, has arranged a program of movies, Including several cartoons and comedies. $824,282 Low Bid On Waterbury Sewage Disposal Phut Waterbury Apparent low bidder on the co trad for construction of a sewage disposa; p-ant In Waterbury, when the board of public works last night opened bids. Is the F. H. McGraw and Co., Hartford, with a bid of $824.282. Eleven bids were received, with five of that number ranging within WB.OOO of each other. The Hartford firm's bid was based on the lowest of the alternate proposals. All the bids were referred to tho city engineer for study and a report will be made at the next board meetine. The engineering office has estimated that the work will cosl in the neighborhood of II,000.000. Forfeited Blghte Former Waterbury mayor and lieutenant governor of the state, T. Frank Hayes, yesterday appeared before the newly organized Forfeited Rights Commission and asked that his rights be returned. Mr. Hayes contended that he had paid the penalty Imposed upon him and maintained that he was Innocent of the charge for which he was convicted In the W»l«rbury conspiracy trial in 1939. A report of the proceedings, which took place behind closed doors, was given newsmen after the session by Chairman Patrick Ward, (D) of Hartford. He said the commission will weigh facts and return a decision in a week to 10 days. Mr. Hayes received a warm welcome at the capitol from several veteran capitol employes. ReaUuirant Flr« Fire of undetermined origin broke out early this morning at Ihe Melody Lane Restaurant, 23 Harrison street. Waterbury, forcing about 60 patrons to flee. Fire waa confined to a store room containing cans of paint, but smoke from the fire filled the restaurant and the ground floor of the Kingubury Hotel. In which the restaurant is located. A patron of the restaurant discovered the fire and notified Iho fire department. Four pieces of ap- 'Continued on Page Three) Reformatory Inmates Named As Accomplices The <"I.MO of Anthony Rich, 10, of 538 Columbus avenue, Now Haven, charged with breaking urid entering, will be heard Jan. 10. 1»M>. Police Captain Anthony. A. Malone, court officer, .said today. Rich was urronted Doc. 1 by Stale Trooper Edward J. Doolinpr and Captain Malonn in connection with a'broak March 22, 1848 ut Free Motors, North Main-tsreet. Rich was presented in court Dec. 2 and granted a continuance to loday Under a $3,500 bond. Robert Houston, 18, of -18 Whnr- ton street, New Haven, who recently was captured after e.ncnp- ln[f from Cheshire Reformatory, Is also believed by State Police to have been a member of the safe-cracking ganir. Police InvoHtigu- tlon alao indicates that Norrmin SnunUers, 20, of 20 Atwood place West Haven, now in Cheshire Reformatory on a two lo five your sentence for armed robbery in New Haven, Is also Implicated in the gang. Besides the Free Motors break where an was made to force open the safe until the men were frightened away by the ap- pearnnce on the scene of Paliol- man James Hennessey, the youth- arc believed to be thoie who attempted to force a safe at the Bre- y<-r Ice Cream Co. Derby, on July 17, -IMS. They arc also believed lo have staged 'breaks at a Meriden ga.t station, a Nort'.i Haven BUS station and n gas .station in Now Haven. Transportation for the Jobs was obtained by stealing car? and trucks, police report. Congressman Thomas Begins Serving Term At Danbury Prison New Jersey RcproHentallvo J. Parnell Thomas has spen t his flrnt night in prison. He entered the 'edoral correctional Institution at Danbury last night for a xlx to 18 •nonths sentence for payroll padding. Thomas was Immediately introduced to prison routine, taut will spend his first 30 days Isolated from other Inmates. After that he will be allowed two one-half hour visiting periods a weok and be nermlttod to write four letters each •voek. Thomas has resigned as congressman, but the resignation does not become effective until next yenr. He will be the hlghcKt paid inmate In tho Institution alnco his pay JIB congressman continues until Jan. 2. n nnrvio Members of Post 17, Naujrntuck American Legion, will conduct a borough-wide paper drive tomorrow. Residents are asked to leave waste papers In front of tholr homes. Proceeds will be used by the ipost for rehabilitation -work. Hospital Bulletins Mlsa Anna Howland, Scott street, is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Receives Chaplain's Badge TIIK KKV. <;icniM.;iC VH.CIAUSKAS, .INK|K|»HI pastor t>f St. Mury'H Church in vliou-n receiving MK Rold bn<li;c to officially become Cnih- ullc. ( ba;ilain of (be Naiiuntuelt HONC, Honk and Ladder Co. it cere- oiniilcH ul tin- minimi banquet of the rompmiy Wednesday -light. The budjjo ,vns urcHi'iileil l'"ntlier Vllc.liiiiHlaiH by Fit MI) /KIINIIKU, left, u veteran member uf ;ho c.umpliny and niimtrr of ooreimmieH for llin evening. Temperature Hits Lowest/ Of Season Hartford, Due:. 10—-(UP)—Connecticut, today Khivorod In tho coldest weather HO far thla winter. The Hartford weather bureau reported two above zero the coklctst 1 )i'C. .10 on retiord In 39 yours. Hut. Hartford WHH relatively balmy, compared to othor necllotiH of tliu tjite. In rural areas, below-zero tinipurtiturcH were the rule. The coldest spot In the slate probably was Norfolk, which re- nordcd 11 below. Tho cold Bpoll, however, has ond- r:<l, Tilt: weatherman nays that temperatures will remain well above y.ero tonight, und that Hnow, Hlcct nnil froezInK I'ain can hi) expected Sunday. Thn low l.ornporaturt) recorded on h« Naugatuck NHWII thermometer courtesy of tho Bristol Co,. waft Mix above /.cro. BULLETINS SHOT TO »I<;ATII Cleoro, 111. — A former prose- culor \vlio fought to broiiU up th<^ C'apono Syadlcalj' mob has been nhot to death In \vhat appears to be a Kan^-Hlyii- ambiiHli In <'a^ POIK-'N former hei«l(|imrti>rH at. tJicnro. l''orty-flv«'-yrur-old • r rar»K C/hristenKon > formrr aHststant ftUiti-'s attorney of ('noli County, 111., \VIIK cut down by eight \r> caliber HhlKH apparently fired by u Kiil>-ma<'lilni> KIIII near Ills home. i.Oo CONTRACT KKMANDS WoKhington —Coal prndiieern now know the contract demands Of the United Mine Workers, for the first lime slnco the coal, iio- gatlatlon snarl began. -John 1.,. l.culM IIUM told hard coal opi-rn- tors lie wiuitH a I)n eent u day IIOOH). for inliu'rH In hard cou! pltH plus a 20 cent a ton Increase In cMimpan.v payniiMitK \» the UMW welfare and retlrc-ment fund. • - -oOo •— JS(i(i THICKS WaHhlriglon — Soure.i'H of Ihe Orpurtmenl of A^rrle.iilliirc* predict (In- government may announce next week a reduction in price niipport« for oRtfH. Tho lower HiipportH repnrtr<ily would lulir f-fTfM-f .lanllary first, proiniH- .liiK cDiiHiinn'i'M chi'itprr cmr^ In 10SO. . — (> Oo KSTAHI.ISJI FACT AVashliiclon — HniiNi; lnvrntltfu- torn f«i.v llir.y have definitely «N- tulillslied tb u( I,(HID ^raniN of eavy water were shipped to HIIH- sla over the Imu of llu- wur-Ume atoniie. project. In ItMS. Th««y nay the heu\'.v \v;it«'r, H rare HiiliHtance used III utonile pllcH anil medicine, ««•( srnt to thu Soviet I'nloii in H|iltn of a Kpee.lfle order ii»;aliiNt the Nhlpment. Report Due On The Gem Reopening A report from inHlirumu; in»poc- t.orn on tin,- r(!O|p(inlng of the 1'or- mi-r Cli-m theatre In the town hall iniildliiK will bo presented the boriiTl or public wi'lafre at its ri:j.;ulnr nii,nt.ii]y jneoting Monday ovoninii -at 8 o'clock In t.ho town hall. Superlnli'iidi'nl J. Rudolph An- Uci'Mnn Maid lin hujj authorized the superficial cloanlnif up of the auditorium, which will be renovated by the Petor J. Foloy Lltlto Lea- RUO In order that, I^itblu LoaguerH nui.v UHC the premlsuo for practice ptirpcxses. The auditorium also muy bu used by any organized griimnmr 'n:honl ijrouj) for banket- ball prncUct! iiOHHfon i .j. The remainder of tho agenda will be routine bunlncxB. Borough Included In Natural Gas Co. Pipeline Proposal , Don. 10 (UP) — A naturnl >:MM conipnnv him nsked .Hie Fodornl I'owi-r ('omrniMnlon f'»r (niiUiuilty to build u pl|K!llno to (he Norlheniit. The line would ox- ti'nd fi'oin .Penn.Mylvn.nla itcrOHFi New Ji'rsoy, New York, Connecticut Jind. Rhode Inland to the Boston urea. The petition was filled by the JCa.Hlurn Natural (In.i Corporation. The line would bring nalunil giiH In Nnrwrilk, Dtinbury, Bridgeport, Ni'W Haven, Nnugntiick, Morldon, Nirw Hrltiiln llnrlford, Munchcater and Hockvllli!. Another natural I;;IH conup«iny liuti riwently withdrawn an application for extending IU pipeline 'Aqua Prohibition' In New York Ag-nea Donohcr, City Hill Btrcet, Is a surgical patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Letter From Santa Claus The North Polo Dear Children, What would I ever do without my helping elves: All year long they work extra hard to make new toys for you children all over the world. As Christmas draws close, they work even harder. I don't see how they do it. Wlthoul them, I'd never be able to bring toys to each and every one of you. Come, peek Into the toy shop •with me. Can't you see those tiny, little folk busily putting a tire on that red tricycle? Over here another group Is working on a bright wheelbarrow. And look at that toy —Growtea children »*rd lot* r»l Orpnl '££. *' arni *•"«»•«•'«<> «'». Call »••«. i«4f lor dellrtrr—A«T. ulrplane! As they work, the elves sing merrily to themselves. They sing about tho toys they are making. They wing about you ,boy« and girls who will receive thorn. Oh, 'hoy are just over so happy at Christmas. Listen closely. Can you hear them- That, soft, «wect mimic wounds like tho jingle of n)clgh bells mixed with the tinkle of tiny hammers and saws. Now. aren't you glad you got n peck at them In the toy shop? They didn't know you were even there, because, of course, you wore tis quiet as a mouse. Love, SANTA CLAUS —lUmembrr your hiimn Ililx Chrlslnmt. Shop nl IIIM|)I>}'N In wm«r>>ury for Kl't?. I'lfk Irom luinltnrH, iinplhuiri'H, niiil other kouseholil luinlnlilnK»—Ailr. Muny ilrsiHtle ini-smureH are belli); taken In the New York Clly urea to cut down the use of water during- the current shortage. Pictured (top), Sidney SlriiHKlierg IK wnrned hy Patrolman Wlllliini Cobli that car- washing IM out for thiv duration of tlm witter crlNlK. Ilelow, five uttriu live swlmmerx Ktand ankle-deep In the water of a. New York hotel {Mini after taking their hist dip before the pool was drained. (International) — .Nnvv IH the limit HI n-ml.v your '• I" nliiliT ili'lvlnur. Drive In lo Mrii'k»i> Mulorn, ISI» lliililn<r Am.—Ailv. — I'rrnitrn now tor nut hnliiliiv pun HI>UHIII1, Cllll "Mill UlllllkotVHlti n | i Ou- Oickum Worn. Tel. ' $620 Cash, Wrist Watch Reported Stolen Recently From Burritt Place Home Combined Protestant Choirs In Carol Vesper Service Miss Addison Outstanding In Concert A stimulating concert of songa iwt nlghl by Adele Addition In thci igrcKallona) church, proved tc o one of tho muni exciting cvo- IngH o' muwlc experienced by Nau- ntuclt jiooplo. The Bficond K"ORt artist In the Wo nen'M Study club concert-lecture rlea wa« everything and more him had been anticipated. That it voro enough to »ay that Adolo Ad Ison appeared, OH words arc Inade- uato In describing her ability. AH a« been suld before, she leaves it tie If anything to be desired. Tho petite Mint) Adtllnon, charm- ng aH ever, Is an export at pro- 'rammlng, and once more gave hor ugatuck audience a recital var- ed enough to please everyone. Hor French group was partlcu- arly Inspiring, although actually where Miss Addlson Is concerned, t'B primarily a matter of which xjmposer'a music one enjoys most. Hor Brahma was delightful, and iperntic' ttrlas exceptionally well done. HHH Addiuon has n. powerful, pol- Hhed lyric soprano, which who uses with such calm and ease to give her audiences the complete feeling if relaxation. Hor range is amaz- ng, and of top Importance In hor xcollcnt enunciation. Her vitality IH contagious, and le'r Hinge deportment and facial ex- >roHnlontt definitely Mot the mood if her particular selection, and ho has a curtain puBHlon in har ilnglng, which uurgos Into the hearts of her llulonara, Hor attacks and releases are with iroclslon, as are hor nuances. Tho irllllnnco with which Mini sings IH miuxlng, and Is a quality retained .hroughout her programs. It was by sheer courtesy that the ludlonce wont homo after her throe encores, because If they'd had their way, Miss Addition would have been topt Hinging for the rest of the night. Naugnluck audiences havo comu to admire tho youthful vocalist with a certain love, and there 11 no doubt In minds that she will go far, (D. M. B.) Dorothy Hunniford Guest Soloist At Congregational Tho combined choirs of the Protestant churches of Naugatuck will prosont a carol vospRr survloo tomorrow afternoon lit •! o'clock In Iho ConRrogatlonal church, with Dorothy Hunniford, Watorbury I'ontralto a« tho BOlolnt. Tho cholrH, under the direction of JOMHU F. Davla, will proHunt u program of little known carolo. In ad- •Illlon to throe choruses of The Mcs- tlah by Handel. Mr«, Charles D. McCloary, organ- tat at the host church, will play an organ modltation recital beginning n.t 3:30 o'clock. The entire acrvlco IH under the sponBorshlp of the Nuu- gatuck Council of ChurchcH. The organ meditation will include the following NeloctlonH: Choral Proludii on "Sloupom, Awake", (Bach); Noel, (Daquln); Noel Baniiuo, (Bcnolt); Tho First Noel (Balogh); Silent Night, (Grubcr- Kohlmunn); Adonic Pidoles (Ed- iiundson); Prelude•Pa«toralo-Obll- (jato, (Canon). Aftor the processional, O Come *VI1 Ye Faithful, tho Invocation will be delivered by the. Rev. Harry J, Ekntam, minister of tho Hillside Congregational church. The following carols will bo Hung by the combined choirs: Joseph Came Seeking a Renting Place, tWllloughby); tx>, How a Rose 'Ere Blooming, (Praotorlus); The Shepherds Story, (Dickinson). Mine Hunnlford'u solos will be, He Shall Feed His Flock, (Handel); No Candle Was There and No Fire, (Lehmann); Virgin's Lullaby, (Ruck): The Holy Child, (Martin). Thu combined choirs then will ting, Let Carol* Ring (Swedish Carol); Lullaby on ChrlutmaH Eve, (Christiansen); Glory to God, (Por- goleMl). The offertory prayer will be given by the Rev. Mathew H Gates, minister of tho Methodist 'ihtireh, and while the offering IH being received, thu organist wit! V>lay, Puor Natuw Est. by Tltcomb, Tho choir and congregation wli: nlng, Silent Night, Holy Night; The Flrat Noel; O Little Town of Beth lohem; Hark, The Herald Angels Sing. Tho combined cholm will «ln>, 'ho following chonmos from The Messiah, And tho Glory of the Lord; Surely He Hath Borno Our Griefs Jind Hallelujah. Tho benediction will be given by the Rov, Theodore A. Schradcr oastor of the Immanucl Lutheran church and president of the church '.ouncll, and u choral benediction will bo given by the cholrH. The organ postlude will be. Carillon by l£dmunuon. Choir mumburs are: Sopranos Dolores Aquaviii, Lola Benson, •7n.not Brown, Barbara Burtnott, Touln Coniitanl, Mrs. Jnn«n F. Dnvlw. Mm. Loroy Glbbs, Jr., Violet Gu»- nfson, Phyllis Jcn/.cll, Patricia okller, Mitrlhn I^iKnoi', Jenn MorUiriMon, Mm. ClurMncf MoCull, Dili-lone Me laon, Mildred Kollly, Donna Hcilt/.nr. B«veriy Tuttlo, Bar- jura Uinliitif, I^ols Wolss, Mrs. Har)IU Werner, Doloroo SSotllainuynr, AlUiH, Babotto Aniloriion, Mr». Gordon Anderson. Joanne Aquuvln, Arlnno Brown. Mildred Brown, Dorlrii: Duir, Anno Kllsu lErlckson, Tean Grumman, Carol Huyos, Mr«. Thomas Ineaon, Mrs. Willis D. Merrill. Mrs. Adolph Nelson, Mrs. Jooeph Noyack, Mrs. Carl Poppcrmnn, Carla Pcpperman, KllBo Peterson, Julia Pohl. Ethel Salmonuon, Ethel Schimnn, Sylvia 8mlth, Clarico Swan, Dorothy Taylor, Sally Walk- or, Mrs. Andrew 'Watson, Jean Womcr. Tenors David Anderson, Gordon AndetBon, Robert Bennett, Herbert Bohlln, William Boyd, Waller B. David. Lyman A. Hodgman, Harv- lln F. Jordan Joseph Noyack, George Stanton, ICdgar R. Wyalt. BaMBOM, Paul F. Anflsirson, Man- uol AniJujar, E. Leonard Borg, Howard H. Bristol, LeBnron Follett, Thornan Ineaon, Carl Johnaon. Roy M. Johnson, Charles D. McCleary, Carl Peterson, Philip Peterson, Kenneth O. Hlsdon, Kvalt Schlman, Cyril Bimpson, Donald J. Umlauf, Harold Werner, Carl Woyh. Father Hastillo Institute Speaker The Rev. Stanley R. Hastillo, as- slt»tant pnistor of St. Hedwig's church nnd director of tho Dloce- Kan Labor Inntltulo, spoke on the subject, Tho Right of Private Property and Its Obllg-allor.s, at tho fourth meeting of tho school held Thursday' evening In Anuonlo. Kenneth Knott, labor representative In the Waterbury Community Cheut, aldo was a speaker. Seymour Employes Overcome By Fumes Seymour, Doc. 10—(UP)—Two em- ployes of the Seymour Manufacturing company are recovering from the offentn of fumes which cnuflod them to collapse. L,oalor McNam- nra and Charles Ovouno were hospitalized but arc not In serlouB condition. They were working near chemical tuba In tho company'H pickle room when 'they wore overcome. , SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISJIYIA i« poilman, loo, would Ilk* lo b» at horn* on Chrlifmoi Day If your cards or»n'» In th« mail, Mnd '«m rlahtawav. Mrs, Mary Natowich, Mother Of Borough Resident, Succumbs Mrs, Mary (Hnatowlcz) Natow- ich, Ansonla, mother of Mrs Michael J. Nolan, Naugatuck, died Thursday nl(fht In Griffin hospital, Derby, after a nine day illness. Trie widow of Lucas Natowich, Mho wan anallvo of Austria, and nho was a native of Austria, and the past 55 year*. A communicant of Three Saints' Russian Orthodox church, she wow a member of tho Women's Holy Virgin society. Besides Mn*. Noiun. she IN nur- vivcd by five other daughters, a lion, nine grandchildren, flvo groat grandchildren and two nieces and a nwp'how. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon .at 1:30 o'clock from the Hylwa Funeral Home Ansonla, to Throp Saints' church at 2 o'clock. Burial will toe in Pine Grove comotery, Ansonla. Paraw- ta» servlcen will bo conducted tonight at 8 o'clock, and frlondu rrmj call at tho funeral home this al- fcrnoon and evening from 2 to 10 o'clock. Mangini Confirms Report; Police Decline Comment; Break Took Place Nov. 20; State Police Called In Thn Uinft of $G;/> In c-jnih nnd a wrist watch valued «t $100 from tho norm: of Hocco Mangini, 13 Burritt place, IB being investigated by Jtato and NniiKntuck police, Th« Mown Inarnod today. Tho break occurred between 3 p. m. Nov. 20 and 1 a. m. Nov. 21. Mr. Mangini reported. Ho hud left hU home during those hours to work <vt hi« restaurant on the Nauga- tuck-Walerbury highway, he Mild. Pollen have Issued no report on the case. Mr, Mnnglnl today verlfcd a report that of the cash, 1500 was t alien from a cedar chest and $120 from a china clOHQl. Tho thief or thieves •itered the Mangini home through Vi window. Asked for details of the theft today, Police Chluf John J. Gormloy mild that lie had nothing to aay on the matter and dclallit could he ol>- tnlnrd from Mr. Mar.ginl. When contacted nl hln homo today Mr. Mangini xaid that dt-Lalls of the theft could be obtained from Chief Gormley. Slate Police LJcul. Oeorgo H. R«- rncr. Bethany Barracks, was contacted on the caso and ho staled that any and all information related to the cnjto would have to come from Chief Gormley. Again Chief Gormley wa« contacted and again ho stated that details would Imve lo nom« from Mr. Mangini. It Is believed that State Police were called Into the ca*« by the Nnugatuck department to amlst In the Investigating by taking fingerprints at the nccne. L,l«ut. Renter said thla information would have to come from Naugatuck police, Hlnce State Pollen were requested only to assist Naugatuck officials In tho Investigation and not take over the cose entirely. Jaycee Christinas Dance Well Attended The annum) Chrixtmnji dnnco of the Junior Chamber of Commerce held last night in Odd Fellows hall attracted an egtimated 200 persons Arrangement* for the event WKI-P )n charge of Mario 8chl- uroll assisted by Robert Rlch- nrdH, Frank Butcher, Ralph Lyons and El leworth Neary. Washington — Senator Guy Gll- lolto says colunlon between Brazilian coffee exporters and American dealer* may have shot coffee prices up to their present high l«v«ln. ' YOU SHOULD KNOW C. F. Ritch, Jr., Rural Schools Superintendent Being n superintendent of schools in a town or city la a full-time chore, and yet You Should Know a borough resident, who has Iho mighty tusk of holding that position In not one, but HOVOII different Connecticut townn all at the same time. Chariot) P, Ritch, Jr., 115 Frederick street, Is rural superintendent of schools, having jurisdiction over Beacon Falls, Harwlnton, Middlo- flold, Now Hartford, Oxford; Prospect and Wolcutt with full responsibility of administration and supervision In all tho territory's Hchooln. Because of tho oxlgonclou of bis orofesHlon, Iti is Impossible for Mr. Ritch to participate in moro Naugatuck acllvltloH, but ho In definitely one of tho moot personable and ambitious young men In the borough. One should not misinterpret tho word "rural", for deuplto tho Hold covered by Mr. Ritch being inure or IOHR provincial, It doco not pcr- faln to tho mathods of education. High standards are maintained re- gardloHS of location, An excellent conversationalist, Mr. Ritch has a vast knowledge of educational principles and hatt a Mupnrb powov of explanation. Ho is one to benefit from an experience, ind handles each new problem with uxucUng detail. Tho mutlculoiiH 38-year-old educator Is keyed to the present period of adjustment throughout the nducatlon system, and yet his vitality oxtendu to the goals to be attained. 18,000 Miles Mr. Ritch assumed this present uoHlUon Jan. 1, 11M8, working with tho State Board of Education under • ho Stnto Department of Education.three different meetings of boards Last year he covered 18,000 miles | of education, on tho road. Some of his schools arc 35 miles from Naugatuck. Ho classrooms, holds conferences with touchers, principals and parents, attends all regular and special meetings of boards of education, find plans to attend at least one If not two rnoctinRn a your of CI1ARUKM F. JUTCH, .III. nil Parent-Teacher associations In '.ho ruHpocllvo towns. For inBliince, next week Mr. RHch muni attend He maintains an office In Waterbury, nnd IK anointed by nn elementary supervisor and a full-time secretary. The office In allowed two state cars in th« field work. Known as executive agents. Mr. Ritch and his assistant work through boards of education In each • own. Usually a school superintendent has anywhere from nix. to nine board members, but Mr. Hitch has !>2 members. Ther are approximately 2.500 children under him supervision, and 7 0 Uinchera and school nurses. There are no high schools In his district, tho pupils once having nmduritcd from elementary schools, being transferred to city high schools. Since the Nnugatuck man took over tho reins In the territory, two 'owns, Woloott and Mlddlcflald now have their own school buses, and It in expectod several of the other 'owns will follow suit In the near future. Of the school plants, Mr. Ritch says that they are as good if not better than most larger towns and citloii. 3 New Hchool* In Iho past year three new nchools have been constructed in '.he dlHtrlcl, with Wolcolt now In Iho process of erecting the second new Btruclurc. In Harwinton, Oxford and New Hartford, new nddl- tlonH are bolng built, or are being anticipated. Mr. Ritch says the vural areas have been extremely fortunate In acquiring modern ociulpment. which In many Instance* (Continued on Pago Three)

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