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Today's Chuckle When Noah nailed the waters blue, lie had bin trouble* same a» you. For forty days he drove tho ark Before he found a place to park. —Sunshine Magazine. Bally "Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXIV, NO. 290 WEATHER Cloudy with fog mid occasional rain or drizzle tonight. Milder with temperatures rising to near ro, Tuesday mostly cloudy, windy .in-1 colder afternoon or evening. Temperatures in middle 40's. below Irpw.ing Tuesday night. , , TKM VK HATIJ KKS Midnight, 38; 3 a. ni., 38; « a, re... 38; a u. m., 45; noon, 50. ESTABLISHED 1885 MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Pre» 8 PAGES Santa Lands In Borough Thursday; Welcome Committee Announced PRICE FIVE CENTS Children Invited To Meet Santa At ! Off ices Of The News! i Children of Naugatuck will be treetcd by Santa Claus right in the editorial rooms of The Naugutuck Daily News on Thursday afternoon —right after his spectacular land- Ing by helicopter at 3:15 o'clock. A little gift for every youngster will be provided by Santa Claus and bis helpers. Sunta will fly directly to Naugu- tuck from hl« home at the "North Pole, landing his helicopter in the spacious parking lot of the U, S. Rubber Co. Footwear Plant on Church street. More than 2,000 youngsters and adults were on hand last year to witness the landing. That many and more will be there on Thurmlay. Everybody'* invited. Rudolph M. Hennick. publisher of The News, Is chairman of the official committee to welcome Santo Clauu. Members of the committee include- -Warden Harry L, Carter, Police Chief John 3. GormJ^y, Fire Chief John J. Sheridan Supt. of Schools Harold E .ChlUendcn. Red Cross Chapter Chairman Philip E. Rice, W. E. Bittle. Footwear Factory Manager, T. Rex Behrmun, Industrial relations manager, and Joseph P. Donahue, managing editor of The News. The welcoming committee will escort Santa Glaus from the plane to the offices of The News. Youngsters will then be invited to visit with Santa. Before Santa arrives, a program of Christmas carols will be played, with amplification to be set up by Ray Currier. Santa ha* given The NCWB his guarantee that he will be here Thursday, unless the weather is too bad for flying. Should the land- Ing have to be postponed because of poor weather, It will take place Friday, at the came time. On Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, the children of grades one_ two and three, of the local and Beacon FallH schools will be gue»ts of The News and the Salem Playhouse at the annual NEWS - Playhouse theater party. A fine program of 'motion pictures will be shown, followed by the arrival of Santa with candy and jfiJta for the youngster*. TickctB have been distributed to the schools for the children. Methodist Church Group At Christmas Party Combined Choirs Present Carol Vesper Service A 70-voice chorus, consisting of the combined choirs of Naugatuck Protestant churches, presented u carol vesper service yesterday afternoon In the Congregational church, under the direction of Jesse y. Davis. Guest soloist was Miss Dorothy Hunnlford, Waterbury contralto. Mrs. Charles D. McCleary, organist of the hont church, presented an organ meditation prior to the service and accompanied tho chorus and soloist. The event was under the sponsorship of the Naugatuck Council of Churches. English Girl To Live Here Mats Mary Cosgrovc of Lan- rhestcr, England, arrived here today to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Valentino Renzonl, 40 Woodland avenue. She made the trio to Franconla, Nova Scotia by ohip .and then continued on to N^w York by train. She was met in New York by Mr. and Mrs. Renzoni and their son Nello, who first met 'Mi«« Cos- ffrove in England during World War II. Mem,,,.™ of the Fldollly Bible claw -if the Methodlnt «h.m,l, are H|,,»V,, receiving gl'/lTaTth" amnml ChrUtnm* party hold rroei.tly at the Amorlean llra»« Country ,,lul,. Shown f,ic,l,M t earner,WfV, right Mrs. Nellie !.««»*/.« mr« u ix/im ••»!..! . .» .„•. . .. .. __ v "• •"» *m ™t ri^nt Gold Medal Committee Is Announced The Gold Medal Award Committee; to Holect t-hc recipient 01' •.he Naugatuck ^Exchange Club's p.nrmal gold ^inednl 'award', "\var- named tr/dav. I'rcs. Potnr Wlslin 1 .:! innouncL's Walter U. Ander:<on Is chairman und John Dclancy Members of the 12-man cnnmil:- :ee aro us follows: Roprewtn'fntf ho Exchange Club urn John MD- •.tlauskus, Cluirles Clark, Sldni-y W'ei.-is, Dominic Barnlero, Raj- mnnd K. Foley and Atty. Law•once J. Mat/.kln. Six others, not members of th.i :lub. are Atty. Union McDonougli, illss .IxitilKR OrairigiM', Mrs. John W. Wrinn, Hlldlng Olson, Joseph Veal and Williatjn O. Brush. The committee will meet Wednesday <wening ut 7:30 o'clock in the ;Nuugatuck Hlph School 'library. Full details i-elntlvo to mal:- it'.g the selection will be explnlne.l to committee members by Mr. Anders-cm nnd Mr. Delancy. Han-is Whitemoro, Jr. was ;in- scntecl the club's firm gold miVlnl award last year. Charles D, Lockwood Dies In Stamford Stamford, Dec, 12 (UP) Former Attorney General Homer S. Cum- uing's law partner- C'darlns 7.1. Lockwood- died today In Stamford hospital. He was 72. Lockwood, regarded rin dean of the Stamford bar. had beon In I lie hospital about three weeks with n heart condition. A prominent Democrat, Lockwood once WILM u candidate for lieutenant governor of Connecticut. He had been a practicing uttorni-y -)0 years and also of the Slaiiifonl Stamford for served us Judge probate court. Lockwooei leaves his widow <on» and one daughter. two Letter From Santa Clatti The North Pole to Dear Children. As I entered the toy shop this *nowy morning I knew at once something was wrong. Instead of the merry clatter of hammer and •aw, everything was still as a mouse. Not a single soul was at work! And then I' discovered why! Way over In a corner, stretched out on a couch^ was a tiny olf. But not one of ours. He looked as though he had traveled a long distance and was now very tSrod. By his dress I could tell ho must have come from that famous band of elves who live in the Swiss Alps His tiny peaked cap and short felt trousers were apple green brightened with embroidery in Alpine design And he wore a flowing white • hlrt. Without a word I tiptoed out of • he shop and made a big bowl of bread and milk. Then I returned —Crowing rkllilrcn area lot* ol Ornal Oik K»rit i>»*tn*rlf.cd milk. Call >«•(;. tiill lor tlrllTerr—AdT. the toy shop and, propping the •Iny elf with thumb, I fed him lome broad and mlk. After a while he opened his ' eyes. "Santa," he begged, "Santa, 1 have come .so 'ar to join your famous toy shop elves. May J st I can make tho •~ -"j j MI.LI.V ; i ejLn make tho most wonderful Swiss music boxes'. good, And I'll wovk very hard. B too." "Why of course you may ,,t,iy" T said. "And Just, think how happy •ho children will be to have «ucii lovely music boxes." Love, SANTA CLAUS P. S. -Don't forget our date tliht week. On Thursday nflernonn my hellcoi.'tcr will land In Naugutuck and I'll be tt t. the editorial rooms of The Naugiiiu-ck Daily News to greet every one of you. And, of rour-e, on Saturday morning I'll be at the NEWS-Salem Playhouse Party. BULLETINS Death Takes Beacon Falls 9 GoodNeighbor Beacon Falls CHIANG KHOAPKK Ilong Kong — fjoncrullHslmo Clhl- ang Kal-sh«l< - —now unfitly on l.he fNlaiul of Formosa — eami* clone to being captured In the recent plot which turned Yunnan province over to tile Itails. Hu- portw say thai. Chlung i-ncapt-d only through tlu> loyulty of Uvo of his gMiionilft. ...... -oOo --WARD DKLAYKI) Ahoarfl l>jiUelfiti(| Vlcl/>ry Docking arid loading of cargo will ilcluy until tcunorrow niornlng, ChlriL-uo lime, thn (lulling nf Angus Ward, hla wife, and 18 member.'i of hin Muluten r,ontutlnte staff. Tho Amorluans wife aboard the rescue ship LII It eland Victory no miles down j'lver from Tienstin---wlll go t<i Japan und sail from there for home Dec. 21. -- nOo -------- CjnilCT IMIKFKRREI) Allogan, Mich. --Angus Ward will nut w.l H huro'ii receplion when ho arlve.i at- his homo In Allegan, Midi., but only because Ills family thinks he'll prefer peace and (|iilut. Mayor Walt.i:r Keys was busy urnxnglng a welcome for the consul /rentjra), just releuHi'd by the Chinese communists. But he nuyn Ward's family a«lt«<l thut the lc!e/i lie dropped. Mrs. Cullen Dies, Mother Of Teacher, Town Chairman Mrs. Murgiinil. I Murphy) f.'ullon, wid(,\v of Jolin (!ullen, illed i.'iirly ant night at hor llome, 2KO Cliorry street. A native of Ireland Mrs. Cullen had made her home In Naugal.uck for many yearn. She wan a communicant. of Kt. Francis' Chtireh. MrM. Cullen Is survived liy u daughter, MI.4S Mue T. Cullen, u teiir-.her at Rubber avenue school, mid n MOD, KIPHI Ward Hui-jreHii J. l''r,-tnels Cullen, oliairrniin of tbe Democratic Town Committee. Funeral services will be held Wednesday mornlnj; al ;i:;',n o'clock from the lain homo, 28G Cherry M! ri.cl, In St. Francis' Church whore a solemn high Mans of requiem will be celebrated nl ID o'clock. Buiin.l will bo In St. James' Cemetery. I'YIenr'- may cull at the Into homo lifter 7 o'clock this evening until time of the funeral. Arrangements are In chargi) ol' Hie HiickmUlor Fu- ncral llome, 22 Park place. Deaths Mrs. Gertrude '.Reynolds) Oarvln, f>3. Beacon Kn.llj] "flood Neighbor of Tlie Ynar," died yesterday morning at Kt. Mary's Hospital utter n brief Illness. The wife of Chustor A. Oarvln, she was a native of Houthbury, but in recent yenra lived In Beacon l''ullH on Wolfe uvoruio. She was (he daughter of tho lato John and Catherine Reynolds. Mrs. Garvln was honored earlier this year by being named the Good Neighbor of tho Year in a town- wldn poll conducted by the Parent- 'J'eachcr Asnoclntion. The award was given for outstanding civic achievement, enpoclally In her work v/ltli the 111 and unfortunate. She wa.-i president, of the Beacon Falls Library Association. For some time Mrs. Garvin had been active in the Naugatuck Woman's Club, tit which she was a member of the executive board. She also served as chairman of tho club's Garden Club and was a member of I hi; Connecticut HLato Federal Ion of Garden Cli.itm, Inc. Mrs. Garvln was a member of Iho Altar Society of St. Michael's Church, Beacon Falls and was a past president of the society. She wus also active for some time In the Beacon Falls Red Cross affairs. Survivors I'.e.'ildon her husband, Mrs. Gar- vln hi Miirvlvod by a daughter, Mrs. John J. GrlfMri, Wnl«rliiiry; u brother, Hubert Reynolds of Srmthbury; throe grandchildren and several rjmee.'i and nephows. Funeral serviced will be hold Wednesday morning at 8:16 o'clock from Hie Mticknilllor Funeral llome 'i'i 1'iirk place, to St. Michael's Church. Heiicon Falls, whore a high MUSH of requiem will be celebrated ut !) o'clock. Burial will bo in St. Jumcii' Cemetery. Friends may call at tho funeral borne this evening from 7 to 10 '/cJuoU. ami tomorrow afternoon and evening from 2 to B and from — Prnpnr* mm MUXC.II. ' for llin |i,,|i,|,i, „„,,, "»l ..... tlllknWHki ,lt (N. Wore. Tel. 4(it)8-Adv CIII.LICN — Mrs. M»rgan-t (Murphy) of 286 Cherry street. Nau- gntuck, In thin borough, rt'eo.. 11, :l!)'l(). Fiinoral Wednesday morning at II :.')() o'clock from tho late home 2H(1 Cherry .street, to St. FranclH Church at .10 o'clock. Uur- lal In St.. Jnmos' Cemetery. Friends may call at the late home after 7 o'clock tonight until time of the f uiiern I. OAHVIN— Mrs. Or.rl.nuli- (Key- nnld.M) O.-irvln, 63. of Wolfe five- nuo, In Walerbury, Dec. 11, 11MII. Funoral Wodnewhiy aiornlng 1 al. 8: IB o'clock from (he Hticktnlller Fun'-rul Home, 2'2 I'ai'k place to HI. MIcliHoLs churchy Hf-:iRon Falls at ft o'clcok. Uurlnl In St. James' ci-mctpry. Friends may call at. the funeral homo tonight from 7 tu 10 'ind tomorrow from 2 to fi and from 7 to 10 o'clock. Community Houni during which children und ;idtill.K may make HMO of rnc- reiitlomil facilities at. the Beacon Kails Community club wore announced today by Raymond Jones of the recreation committee. During the hours the clu.1> is open, adult supervisors will bo present. Tho club will | JO oipcn weekdays from 3 to 5 In the afternoon and from B to 32 o'clock at night. On Saturdays, l.be «luJ) will bo (ijien from 1 to. B In tlio afternoon and from (3 in 12 o'clock at night. Sunday ' the O |ub will bo open afternoons from .1 to 5 o'clock. T'le basement (r.'iimo room IB now equipped wit.b pool and billiard tables ping-pong table,*, dart ifomeH and shuffle boards. Each Friday night then- will bo dancing in Iho club. I-eghin Meeting SohalTer-Flshor Posl. 25, Amorl- (Contlnuecl on Page Bight) — Ili'tiimnhpr jimr liomn thin Ctirlsl Mi»|i lit lluitlrj'H In WlllerlMiry Inr H I'lrk troin tiiiiilinri'. u|i|illaii<r<<N, iilhiii' liuiiHiiholij lurnlHliliiKH— Ailr. Little League Income Last Year$10,234 Expenses $8,065; Cash Balance On Hand Is $2,169 Th<! financial report, of the Peter I. Folt-y l_.lUle League, listing revenues and expenses for the first year of operation)), ending Nov. 3, HMO, shows that. Little League In Nougnluck in 11 major undertaking. Total Income of $10,234,02 was reported, including the principal tomn of $2,780..'il rnproMentlng prill collections for the 40 gamuH played; t3,200 fur fonno advertising and $1,948.21 from the ciiMh donatlonn of loelotlos and individuals. KxpcnscH totaled $8,006,81 In tho Jonstructlor. und mulntenunco of a itadium and program whono valuo cannot tin determined In dollars and cents. The stadium on Scott Htrnot, :imslriictnd to a groat extent with volunteer labor and contributed materials hus been estimated worth $50,000. In making the report public, President Paul E. Buckmlllcr said n n .statement. "The Directors of .he Little League wlwh to thank tho public for ItH fine support during •.ho puot year, und hope thlH public support will continue so that improvements coating many thousands of dollars may become a realty. To bring this field Into first- class condition, It Is necessary that we install bleachers und a hot wa- ,or system for showers; alHo purchase equipment such as a power mower- for maintenance of tho field." Cash Bulu.ico The Little L»afruo will go Into I IB next season with a cash balance f $2,160.01, on deposit In tho Nau- galuck National Bank There ulHo In on deposit In tha Naugatuck Savings Bank a utim if $10<i.;tO, earmarked "special Little Ijcoijuo Bloachen* Fund" from the proceeds of a rummage sale hcia at the YMCA by the dl- reetorH' wives. Currently, there are no bleachers at tho LItUn League stadium. Books Audited Tho books wore audited by Adrian Olnon of the Naugatuck Savings Bank, and William F. Kelly, a Little League Director. Mr. Buckmlllcr snld tho books are en for public Inspection! In making tho statement public, Mr. Buckmlllor al»o announced thut the T J otcr J. Foloy little ague h.'iai gone on reroj'd aa fa/- vorlng tho Union City .Little League, with an offer to help In any way pofwlblo toward the success of the new project. Work has already started for tho renewal of contracts for signs lit, the stadium. The signs brought $3,200 into thu treasury last yenr. Other income Included 1 $531.04 from concessions; $877.54 on sale of television sot tickets; $11'2, out- Ing; $110.1n, cake sale; $408.011, tatf day; $12.32, collection boxes On opening day, The Naugatuck News published a np>ccHil edition, with nil receipts of ealeu going to I li« Little League, for a total of $184.80. Expenses for the construction of cluhrotiHO, fonco, dugouts and Hold, valued ;it more, than $'15,000, wore only $0,722.04, Baseball equipment cost the League $1,353.00, Mr, Buckmlllcr said thjit It wo» the aim of the board of directors to make the Pester J Foley Little League stadium "the finest In New Knglnnd." RKNT CONTROL Washington—The 3upr»mn court I>UK uphe4d th« validity of thu 11(19 rent control law. Births KENNEDY—St. Mary's Hospital, Dec. 11, n. son, to Mr und Mrs, George Kennedy, 184 Meadow street. Mrs. Kennedy Is tho former Eleanor Hassllnger. PACKER —St. Mary's Hospital Doc. 11, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Packer, 21(1 Hillside uvonuo. Mrs. Packer lu tho for- mor Francos Schelthc. WESTKRHOFF —St. Mary'n HOH plln.1, Doc. 11, u daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Wosterhoff, 32 Sponcor avenue* Mrs. WoHter- hoff is the former Dorothy Wallace. Hospital Bulletins Stephen T. Scamans, 25B Qulnn street, lu a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Anna E. Weaving, 87 Homestead avenue Is a medical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Robert Stull, 28 Georgo street, i. a surgical patient at St.. Mary's hospital, Peter Masono, 6, .ion of Mr. and Mra. Peter Mamme, BH South Main street, Is a surgical patient at 81. Mury'a hospital. Mrs. Joseph Starzlskl, 12* Oak street, Is a medical patient at the Watorbury hospital, Atom Bomb Survivor Visits In Naugatuck; Hiroshima Blast Described By Priest Peter J. Foley Little League Report For Year Ending Nov. 3,1949 INfJOMK Pail Collection))—(40 games played) $ 2,780.31. Tug Day (Net) 3 days '.KH.OO Collection Boxes (biiHlnoss counters) 12.!i'! Cake Hale (sponsored by directors' wives) 110.15 Opening Day Sale of Naiigatiick 'NnwH (special million) 184 S(> First. Annual Outing (Ludy Boosters of Little League) .. 182.5,1 Busebnll Park Fence Advertlnlng 3,200.00 Ticket*, on Television Hut. (Net.) 877..V* Conuessltms (Net) .'>31.<Vi Caah Donallijnii from Hoclollon & IndlvliluaiH 1.IMK21 KXI'KNHKH Clubhousn, Foncw, Dugouts & Field Bnsoball ISquipmcn! Malntcnanco ; . Insurance Public Utllltti!H--(ulGCtrtclty. only) Police Material & Stationery Taxes & Ijlcenoc State Tournament (Nut) Cost of Filming Opening Day olc., (material) ' $10.234.02 $ 5,722 M i, ssa.no 275.00 203.WI 11.00 r>'.!.<)'^ 31 .«•! 106.00 120.71 $ B,O65.61 Balance In Naugatuck National Bank. Nov. 3, 1949 $ 2,109.01 (Above report audited by Adrian C. Olson) Factors Stemming Communism Stressed In K. Of C. Talk Car Plunges Into River Anthony C. Bllcz, 338 Qulnn street, escaped injury atf 2 o'clock yesterday morning when he made a wrong turn at South Leonard und South Main wtrcats. Waterbury, Anf! came to a st.ip In the Naugatuck river. Dllcz turned Into South Leonard street drove along a tem.porai-y road and landed In tho rlvor where there used to 1>« a bridge. The car received a flat tiro nnd no other damage, police said. A new bridge Is being constructed over the rlvctv and Bile/, told police he failed to =«e detour signs at the Intersection, He told police, "I still can't figure out how It happened." No charges were /lied >by police. Ritch To Direct School Aid Program Hartford, Dec. 12— (UP)— Tlie Connecticut School Building Commission todtivy announced the ap- polntmimt ii f Oharlim V. Hitch, Jr. of Niiiifjaluclc dlntctor nt ll>« Hrhool building aid program. Itil<:li, who Is xiipi«rliit(>i)il<'iil of rural education In tho Waterbury area, will lingln hid new (I ii 1 1 CM Oco'iiilwr 10th. Local 45 Names Fifteen Delegates Fifteon delegates to the annual State CIO convention In Now Haven, Jan. 14 and 16 were elected by members of Local 45, United Rubber Wprkers, CIO. footwear plant, at yesterday afternoon's meeting In union headquarters. The convention will be held at the Hotel Taft. Dologatcs elect od worn President ttanrgo Froohllch; Thomas Connolly, recording secretary; John Butler, Stephen Roao. Peter Crowo, John Pr«Hto, Maurice Magtier, Anthony MitHcoln, Michael San Angolo, Olga Butler, Mac Krauso Mayo Abato, Patrick McDormott, Raymond Mon- gaccl and John Stanley. Alternates named aro P. J. Gal- luccl, J oseph Kenlshoa, Stephen Knaplk and GenevUivo Pajoskl. TROOPS. CAIJ.ED London — British troops have beon ordered to keep a k«y powi-r Ktatlon running 1 and maintain cs- hi-.ntlal Hiipplles of electricity during an unofficial strike tho 100 manual workt'rn who quit tlie plant this morning 1 . Troops wn.\> also culled out last Hiimmnr to load and unload shlpu during u. longKhot'omon strlko. MI-M, E. A. Sundara of Now Havon road, Is a pneumonia patient at tho Waterbury hospital. —Now In th<! time »o ready your r-ir lin wlntnr ilrlvlnu. Drive In In KrlckHnn Mutoi-», iKk Uutiljur Ay,,.—Ailv. Birmingham, Ala. -— • A clrcu'.t court Jury has roporlod lhat. it was unublo to reach a verdict. In tho flogging case of A, Byrd Caj- radlnc after nearly 40 hours of deliberation. Judge Alia Klpg h:is declared a mlMtrlal. Father Keating Assails Bigotry, Suggests Prayer "The Pope, tho Marshall Plan, and letters from Americans to relatives in ^Europe, have been the biggest factors in stemming the tlda of Communism In Europe." stated Francis O'Connor at the Corporate Communion Breakfast at Ojeda. Council, Knights of Columbus, yesterday morning at St. George's Hall, Linden Park. Speaking to more than 126 members of the Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella who braved treacherous driving conditions lo attend, Mr. O'Connor save the audience a clear picture of conditions in postwar Europe and the tactics used by Communists to gain control of the countries and their peoples, expressing tho possibility "that it could happen here unless we maintain a. Constance vigilance and fight the small but powerful minority present here In America." Rev. Paul F. Kentlng, chaplain of tho Council, gave a short talk, both speakers being Introduced (« i.ha audience by James McKcnn-j who did a stellar job as toafetmai)- ter for the occasion. Raymond Goggin, chairman of the arrangements, presented Mr. McKonnn. Father Keating "Prayer," said Father Keating. "Is talking to God, Unless we pray seriously and petition God for peace th<Sro will be no peace, fnr trill! peace comes from God ii.lon«." Father Keating' spoko of a book, "American Freedom and Catholic Power," by Paul Blanshard, a title he said, "that sounds very unoffen- Hlve, but In reality the book has but ono purpOMO, to wpreacl bigotry and hatred for the Catholic Church." Ho advised the KnlglitM of Columbus to read a book called "Re liglon and American Democracy." by the Rev. Oeoi-gc Dunne, 8. J. It Is a criticism, h« said, of the Blanshard book "and a statement of facts which show how false Blan- shard'n book is." A copy of Father Dunne's book will be given to officers of the Knights of Columbus by Father Keating, who yesterday urged thorn to road It and pa«n It on to others. A moment of pruyor and silence in respect for the memory of f{<-v John Wanat brought lumps to tho thruulH of many of lhom> present. Assisting Mr. Goggln In arranging the highly succoMHful Communion and breiikfiiHt wore, .To««'p,i SuchcniikJ, Oeorgc Carroll, Charles- Stankicwlcz, dreg Phelan. During the afternoon, at Cohi'n- buK Hall, the Father John Warmi class was initiated during the exemplification of the Third Degree of the order by a team In chari;« of John F. Ryan, district deputy from Ansonla. After the degree, iho newly Initiated members were entertained by members of tlio council of the K. of C. roonvt In the Neury .building. Thodo taking the degree were Hev, 'Leo Sutuln, imslstant pastor of St. Ht'dwlg's Church, William Oldukowskl, Alex Waado, Wlllliim Pfclffer, Thomas Doran, Thoma:< Lawlor, Frank Aurora, Joseph Zah. Also, Henry Raoki, Edmoml Cleslownkl, Joneph Summa, Stanley Bobinskl, Vincent Gesek, Joh.i Clinnko, Louis Malcto, Jowupn SuchcnHkl. Jr., Frank Brazlckl, Joseph Scully, Charles Kcvitt, Jr., Richard Payne, Joseph Plsnni, John Abel, Thomas Kelly, Jamu« Minsk! nnd James Rcllly. tell of tho horrible devastation (T t.hat city. Among th«we who. through -.'inie mliaclc, escaped with no serious effects of the bomb was the Re 1 '. P. Jyjrenz Lnures, S.J., who yes onlay WIIH a vi«itor at fjt Fra:i•!H' Church. A Jesuit priest. Father Jjniro-i had boon stationed In Japan for nine years prior to the explo»ji,,j of the bomb, going there us a novice from his homo In Oormtny In ]fl37 Ho was sent to thl« countrv throe months ago for n lO-months stay at St. George's Hall, Pomfrot. Conn., and In June or July he will return to Japan. Hero In Father Ujiur.'H nlory of .-Day at Hiroshima as ho lived I; "1 was standing In tho yard of my church with many of t.'le >oungH(i>r» of the parish when w,- ibsorved a B 28 flying over ut high iltltudo. Moments later, as tho nno passed out of sight. I turned the children. JUM th«n 1ti«T« was n blinding flaxh. nuch an I 'iad never neen before. 3peaklnr: n Japanese. I ordered the children '.<> run Inlo the lioui-o. An w« herd sd through the door, winds from tho blunt struck us. 'Some of those in the ho'is * wore wounded by flying gla» H nn ,j other debris. We had little hnsplui ""ppllflR nmrt dressing wounds wss i>rob!em." Father Laures Says "Understanding" Antidote To Atomic War; Lost 50 Pounds After First Attack By HIM. I.KI r Few of the people exposed to tr« firm win-lime usf of the ntoml.- mb at IliroHhlma. ore (him four Juimn. » ago 1.1 ''Later I went into tho li>wn. Devastation wus rompli-te. Buill- mg» hail burned and others b»rn- Init. Mnny firoK throughout ib.- e!(y were start.-d ,,n roofs :in.l wnllH rrdlnpfed on firoM which had Reen started to cook breakfast. "People were stunned and dazod by the blast. No one knew whnt happened. The mo«t logical explanation I heard then was thnt for somi? time American plnne-i bad dropped thousands of maicnr.- Kliim bombs on th« city, with % th-single plane coming over to •tonnte thorn nil nt ono Urn* "People shrugged lhr,lr nhot.l- dors. Thoy didn't know what to do. This Is tyjilcal of poople of thn "We didn't know thr city wni radio-active. Many farmers fro.:i Iho hill country nearby were ol - dored Into the city to help In ro- bof work. Mitny of tbe Nl . men dler' or were terribly burned by rntli ( - actlvity. HundrrdR of the Hiroshima casiittlUos were those no- in tho city at the time of the hb.Kl ''I ricd to help many of those wounded. When we could, we rip- plied bandages soaked in borlr- rtcld, changing them every rjnv In this wiiy nmny recovered !H,K- pltals treutrxl the wounds by leaving bandages on. Many dl«d be- CUIIKK of (his." Father Laures described Hie l,ha«t]y wounds Buffered by m.iny of the people who were in tho renter of the bomb'H blanl Ho x:,,,l that many dlod of suffocation ;,„ buildings collapsed and others dlej fis the result of tho hundreds of fires which broke out in the city Uurliig iho weeks that follow-d Father Lnuroc. worknd with th-i woundf-d and with tli c aB»istii-cp of pnrlshionorH workod at C r.- inatlng tho dead und conductln,' proper burial services for ih." bomb's vIctiniH. isiKt ftO l'onn<l» During thin work. Father Umros fell sick and for many dny» suffered great pain in Iho stomacn region. Since tho xxplnslon of :h<- bomb he los> SO pounds. nio»t. ,.t which ho has regained In the thri-,» months ho has been In this country. After u, n bomb blast, most of the rice and other food In the city became contaminated with m SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS ^-M •—> nnx^^^fc-^^y.*, Ooubl»-th«cl< your thopping lltt-from TO lo 7— All th. folki lov* CKrittmo* gift! (lh«pplfvq dayt--11).

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