Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 27, 1949 · Page 1
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Today's Chuckle "So you really think your memory is improving uiulcr t realm cut. You remember things now."* *• Well, TtCffc exat tiy. but I have progressed * "so far that I can frequently remember that I have forgotten something-." —The Wax .Kuzcttt 1 . cuujntudi Batlu Dedicated To Community Public Service VOL. LXIV, NO. 302 ESTABLISHED 1835 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1949 \VKATIIKR Very mild and unsettled weather with occasional light rain thus afternoon. Cloudy with fog and occasional li^Tht rain or drizzle t o n i g h t. Tomorrow, continued cloudy, warm and unsettled weather but with a likelihood of a little- sunshine in the afternoon. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight, 56; 3 a. m., 58; 6 a. m., 59 9 a, m., 59; noon, 59. Leased Wire Service of the United Preii 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS U.S, Rubber Company Expands Chemicals Division As Pope Inauguated Holy Year The spiritual loader of :!5C million Catholics, Pope Tins XII is borne through th? p.->rt)co of St. Peter's Bi:. r :i!ira i.-i Kome ;<i officiate :'.t '.he opening ->f liio Hoiy Dcor ceremonies, rli'ivsands •:{ iii'.irririis i,vcre tjattfi-red ;n Vatican City to witness (h<> ritual. (Int. Katliophoto) Court Upsets | Bowies' PUC Appointment i Says Holbrook, A Republican, Can Hold Post j Hartford, Dec. 27—(UP) —L'tj-i- I crnor Bowies' Administration rn- ! reived a setback today at th-j hands of the State Supreme Court. Connecticut's highest tribunal refused tn sent his appointee 'o i the State Public Utilities Comm'-! sion and declared that the Repub- l' nn incumbent is entitled to continue in office. The court held that Frederick j H. Holbrook of Madison can hoij j l-.is $9.000-a-vear position. It ruled | Hint, the governor'-; appointee-; Irstrm R. Barnes of Hamdcn---is \ not legally entitled to the job. Today's long-awaited opinion j rivos Bowles a 50-50 ''batting" KC- j ord with the court. Last sumim r I it upheld his appointment of minor I court judges and ousted the r.c- j publican incumbents. | Groundwork for the PUC dispute i wns laid a year ago last Aufni.'.t when former Republican Governor Jamc.H C. Shannon appointed Hut- brook to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Carl M. Sharpe. It wns. a recess appointment which Democrats contended ran only until last July 1. At that time, Bowles named Barnes. Republicans [challenged tnis appointment on the grounds that it had not been approved by the General Assembly. Today, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Bowles cann >t i lemove Holbrook just because he I was appointed by the governor';; [ predecessor. As the court put it, i ''the mere personal preferen.-« of : a governor is not the controlling i consideration in making an r.p- pointment." Holding a gilded hammer. Pope Pins is shown in Vatican City, Rome, as he rapped three times against the Hely l>oor -f St. Peter';-, 3asi!ca, inaugurating th;- 19j(l Holy i'ear. (Internationa: liJadiophoto) Mrs. Gormley Dies, Mother Of Borough's Chief Of Police j Mrs. Catherine (O'Connor) i Gormley, mother of Police Chief i John J, Gormley, died yesterday j tnoi-ning at her home. 9 New | street following a brief illness. She I was the widow of Thomas F. j Gormley. A native of County Cork, Ireland, 1 Mrs. Gormley was early this year named the Mother of the Yeii- by tho Naugatuck Aerie of Eagles. She had been a Naugatuck resi: dent for the past 54 years. Mrs. Gormley was the daughter ' of the late John and Mary (Crowley) O'Connor, a communicant of St. Francis' Church, she was a member of the auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and was a member of Kennedy C ! rv>. Daughters of Isabella. Besides her son, Police Chief Gormley, she is survived by f--o other sons, Atty. Thomas F. Gc.rm- Icy. Washington, D. C.. and Ait> Martin E. Gormley. New Haven; two daughters, Mrs. Margurt t Morris and Miss Agnes T. Gormley, both of Naugatuck; e.igh* grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral .services will be held Thursday morning at S;30 o'cl -r.k from the Buckmiller Fun'-i":l Home. 22 Park place, to St. Fran- els' Church where a solemn 'pigh Mass of requiem will be cclebviil,>;l at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Jtimes' Cemetery. Friends may call at the funoj-il home this evening from 7 to 10 o'clock and tomorrow afternoon and evening from 2 to 0 and from 7 to 10 o'clock. C11ENGTU Tulpeh, Formosa — The Nationalist government has announced the loss of Cheiigtu, the; lust capital It tried to maintain on the Chinese mainland. The der.^nse ministry f ays Nation- afist troops vvTthdt^rw from Chfuigtu last night. Births KTJDZMA—St. Mary's hMsipitaJ, Dec .24 .a third son. Eric Ber- :iarcl, to Mr. and VIrs. Adolnh .T. Kudzma of New Haven road. Hospital Bulletins Mrs Hattie Nelson: Curtiss .street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Caused By Yule Tree Spark Telephotoj Townspeople look on helplessly us flames destroy homes from which furniture and personal belonging* were removed after a Yule tree spark nearly wipetl out Hyndman, Pa., Christmas Day. One person Was killed, four others injured, and 55 made homeless. Belfry System Given Saint Paul's Church Parishioners of St. Paul's Lutheran Church were given a surprise Christmas present Sunday morning when they came to church for the Christmas candle-light service. A Jjrand new belfry sound system, complete with chimes, was playing to herald the Christmas morning. The Rev. O. H. Bertram, pastor, announced today the chimes was donated to the church by Mrs. Anna Mikelcnas in memory of her late husband, Paul Mikelenas. The new system was dedicated by Mr. Bertram during the Christmas service. Incorporated with the chimes IK public address system for the church interior. Chimes are played through the belfry system by records and may be heard for a one- mile radius, Mr. Bertram said. The chimes will be heard' each Saturday evening at 6 o'clock and on Sunday mornings prior to morning services. All this week, the chimes may be heard evenings at 7 o'clock. Mr. Bertram said parishioners were pleasantly surprised with the gift and are grateful to Mrs. Mikelenas for her generous gift. 12 Violent Deaths In Conn. During Holiday Weekend Hartford, Dec. 27—(UP) A fii-.al tabulation shows that 12 pet-sun., met violent deaths in Connecticut during the long Christmas weekend. These include three traffic fatalities—a relatively good reeo'"l since the State Highway Sa'Vty Commission had forecast' 10 traffic- deaths. This brings the total number of persons killed in Connecticut nigh- way accidents this year to 195 That's one more than the all-time low in IBlfi. Slate Motor Vehicles Com-T Cnrnoliun Mulvihill sairl this mi rn- ing that, barring a ivish of yeat- end fatalities, Connecticut sta'.Js an excellent chance of making its Best safety record since that date. The next best year was- in 5UJ8 when 209 wern killed. The wo -.;t year was H)3n when 185 (.lied. The other violent, deaths this week-end included -i fnmlly of four wiped nut by a fire at Branford. a suicide, an apparent suicide, and three miscellaneous fatalities. Thn last included -43-year-old Wiiuair. i.tc'"jiirg of Seymour who was fa'al- ly injured in a fall in a cell at Ansonia police headsuarters. ight Accident Ceasar Ruggeri, 95 Oak street, if a medical patient at St. Mary's hospital. ,. . ! Raymond Erickson, Jr.. Webb A moment after tnree .ap s o, a golden hammer opened the symbolic i roadi is a , ?urffical patient at gt Hoiy Door in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Pope Pius XII ! Mary's hospital. kneels iind chants u -Te Dfiiin." anil thus was the 195(1 Hoiy Year in- Roland Ruby, 3. son of Mr. and augurated. Diplomats if 45 nations joined '.he more Shun i half mil- M '' S ' Micnael Rub > r ' 135 Highland ,. , avenue, is a sui'gical pntient at St lion persons to enteli a •chmpse of ;he .^erpmony. (Int. tisuliopholo) Mail's hospital. On Christmas Eve Naugntuck spent a quiot holiday weekend, with only one accident icported. Saturday night Peter O'Cornor, 312 High street, was injured when struck by a car driven by Jacob Fietelson. 52 Cooke street, Waterbury, while walking on >7oi-t.h Main street. The injured man was treated by Dr. Fred W. Weile f._>r a bruised shoulder and a cut on his head. His shoulder was X-rayed at Watcrbury Hospital. No nrrpst WIIH made, according to police. Around The World In Brief FLYING SAUCERS New York — True magazine says an eight month Investiga^ tlon has led it to believe in all seriousness that flying saucers reported seen In the skies In recent years are vehicles from other planets. The magazine quotes a Wright Field, Ohio, rocket authority, hut officials at tine fi-ld say they do not go along with the startling conclusion. KARTHQUAKtfS Tokyo — Three new earthquake;; shook tho area north of Tokyo today following heavy shocks yesterday that killed eight personls, ir4ureci 50 and damaged" 2,500 houses. The new shocks were felt in Tokyo, but no further damage has been reported. OOO LESS SHIPPING New York—The head of the American Merchant Marine Institute says American shipping had a less prosperous year in 104!) than last year because of falling United States trade and more, foreign competition. Frank Taylor say devaluation and decreases in Marshall Plan sfiip- Ping helped hold profits down OOO FEWER EMPI.OVKS Washington—The Civil Service Commission says fowtr person.? f>r c or. the federal payroll now thnn at. any time since April 3042. Tho figure is below 2000- Onn for only the second time in seven and a half years—the first time wai=. briefly i n December 1947. OOO XKW REPUBLIC ^Amsterdam. The Netherlands I he >;c\ve.st member in tfio f.irr- ily of nationii came into hi'in""- today when Queen Juliana 'j'f The Netherlands formally transferred sovereignty over the Dutch East Indies to the Unite 1 States of Indonesia. The action ends 350 years of Dutch rule nver the rich colony. The Tncjo- ne.s-iiin government, has taken over without incident upon he- coming a Republic. But InUo- ineslan P>.epublic Army patrols are on the alert for poso'Mo signs of trouble. --oOo PARDONS Belgrade --The Yugoslav ini.M-i- oi- minister has announced thu* Marshal Tito's government will grant pardons to more than ™,(i(>0 prisoners. The minister to!;! a. joint session of parliament that more than 17,000 prisoners ha"o bcen released since 104-1. Bridgeport Navy Vet Strangled Bridge-port, Dec. 27—(UP)—The body of a Navy veteran who was cited for heroism in the last war was found on a. sidewalk today. He had been strangled with nils own necktie. The victim -was identified as 23- year-old John P. Cotter of Bridgeport. Police say that it "undoubtedly was murder. Police don't say whether Cotter was slain in the immediate vicinity or dumped there from a passing vehicle. During the war, while a coxswain with the Navy, Cotter res- cuod two men at Tokyo after a small -boat tipped over. For this he received a citation. After the war he served three years in the Army, in which he had planned to recnlist next month. Police say he visited with friends last ni-ght, leaving- them at a late hour—iptelaumably to return to the home of his stepfather, with whom he was staying-. No motive for the slaying has been found. $10 Reward Given To Fred Frueh Fourteen-year-old Fred Fruch, S207 Scott street, found himself $30 richer Christmas Eve, proving that honesty pays. Friday night Fred found four cn- -'dopes on Church street. One of <.hcm contained a $100 bill and the others held sums of money. Fred turned them over to police and late Saturday they were claimed by Samuel R. Raphael, Church street store owner. Fred was given the $10 reward by Mr. Raphael. —Snow t!ri>s, clmins, lialtcr-ics make ynur oar rcmly t«n- winter. DI-KM In tu Krlrksnn McilnrH, IS!) KnMior Aye,— Baltimore, Ohio Plants Purchased From G. L. Martin Most Rain Since Sept. In Borough .99 Of Inch Falls In Past 24 Hour Period The 24-hour period ending ar 8 o'clock this morning was the '\VKI- test experienced in Nauga'.uck since the first of September, nc- cording to records of the Naaga- tuck Water Co. A total precipitation of .99 of an inch was recorded up to the record taking hour this morning. livr. middle of this month it took four days to accumulate 1.08 inches, and in November no one sto.ni totalled as much as during the past day. October was a voi"y dry ironth, hut the first of September prec'-p ; - tation totalled 1.34 inches. The current rain is beneficial to residents having wells as their only supply of water. Brooks also are running today at good rates, which has not been the case in some weeks. Mrs, Annie Murray Dies In New Haven; Former Boroughite Mrs. Annie Murray, 81, widow of John J. Murray, formerly of Nuugatuck, died yesterday morning in New Haver.. A native of New York, she was born in 1863 the daughter of the late. James and Ann-a (Conroy) Coughlin. She made her home in Naugatuck for -IS years before moving to New Haven two years :igo. Mrs. Murray is survived, by a niece, (Mils, William H, Donnelly, New Lebanon Center, N. Y. Funeral services will bo -held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Buckmiller Funeral Home 22 Park place to St. Francis' church where ;L hi.gh Mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 10 o'clock. High Court Asks Picket Injunctions Be Used Sparingly HartfbVd, Dec. 27—(U P>--The State Supreme court declared today that injunctions against picketing should be issued only sparingly. The court made known its views as it ruled against the H. O. Canfield Company of Bridgeport. More than two years ago the company sought tha injunction. asserting • that pickets at the plant created a da.ngero.us situation. A lower court, although granting a tem'pbr- ary injunction, refused a permanent one. Today Connecticuts highest tribunal ruled that this action was correct. Naugatuck Couple Receive Christmas Present-Twins A Naugatuck woman gave birth to twins in St. Mary's hospital Christmas Day. The twins, a boy and a girl, were born to Mrs.. John St. John, 119 Scott street. The boy arrived at 4:14 o'clock in the afternoon, and the girl was born nine minutes later. Mrs. St. John is the former Ann Whitcomb. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitcomb of South Main street, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary St. John of Scott street. The twins are the couple's first children. The boy has been named John Joseph, and the girl, Mary Ann. —Ki'fli your children lieullh). them Grvat Onh FKTBIS Vnstner!T.e.' milk, Cnu 601» lor uellverj,—Arty. Post Office Back To Normal; Business Up Ten Per Cent An increase of about 10 per cent in business over last year's record high at the Naugatuck Post Office was recorded this year, it was announced today by Postmaster Frank T. Green. The increase is in the sale of stamps and stamp paper alone, Mr. Green said. Money order and postal note receipts are not included in the total. The Postmaster said -that final figures will not be available before the end of the month. Mr. Green stated that the office is just about back to normal to- ri ay. He said that some late Christmas parcels wore received this morning and that they are being delivered today. Some extra workers are employed to deliver the parcels. Mail volume is practically normal, he said. Deaths GORMLEY—Mrs. iCatherino O'Connor) Gormley, of 9 New street. Naugatuck. In this city Dec. ?G, ia-19. Funeral Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Buckmiller Fune-ral Home, 22 Park place to St. Francis' Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the f)aneral home tonight from 7 to 10 and tomorrow from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 10 oclook. MURRAY. Mrs. Annie, 81, of New- Haven, in New Haven, Dec. 26, 1949. Funeral tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Buckmiller Funeral Home. 22 Park place to St. Francis' Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 10 o'clock. Elmer E. Carroll Named Controller Of Vinyl-Plastics Plant, Painesville, Ohio; 60 Employes Of Baltimore Lab Will Come Here Further expansion of the chemicals division of the United States Rubber Co. has been made in 'he purchase of the chemical division of the Glenn L. Martin Co. A joint announcement by the two firms today verified a report in Saturday's NEWS that the rubber firm wns to purchase the Painesville. Ohio, vinyl-plastics plant of the Martin firm. The U. S. Rubber Co. will acquire all assets of the Martin chemiral division through completed negotiations which become effective tomorrow. Included are the P?ines- villc plant and laboratories and service facilities in Baltimore, Md. Elmer E. Carroll, assistant controller of the Xaugatuck Chemical Co.. left last night for Painesv:IIe where he will take over a.s controller of the new plant. "Other key men from the Naugatuek Chemical plant may be transferred to Painesville from time to time to set up operations at the new plant" Philip E. Rice, factory manager of the Naugatuck plant said today. 200 Employed About 200 persons are employed at the Painesville plant which was built by the Martin firm in 1947. The third largest vinyl plastics Plant in I he country, th- Paines- lle plant, has a monthly -javroll 550,000 . ' " In addition to the PainesvHIe plant, the rubber company has purchased laboratory equipment "f the Martin Chemical division in Baltimore. Md.. all patents and the 'r.-ule n.-ime Mnrvinol. Purrhase price has not been -Ifsclosed !:>•• oillior firm. The new business will become a part of the Naugatuck Chemical Division of the company. Through the sale of its chemical division the Martin Co. completes its program of concentration in the aviation field, by divesting itself of all interests not directly concerned with the manufacture of airframe-= special weapons and closelv related products. With the new plastics firm the Naugatuck Chemical division ' will be able to supply all types of plastics to manufacturers of plastics products. At present the Naugatuck firm is manufacturing plastics which are molded and fabricated into plastics products by manufacturers of finished plastics materials. Coe Statement "We are already in plastics and chemicals and nave been interested m vinyl plastics for a number of years, John P. Coe, vice-president and general manager of Xau- gatuck Chemical said. He added, "the company has carried on a long and intensive research program in preparation for the actual manufacture of vinyl. The opportunity to make such a top quality resin as Marvinol is, therefore. mo>-t welcome,' Mr. Coe said. Research work in vinyl plastics has been carried out by the local firm for some 25 years, Mr Rice said today Built in 1947, the Painesville plant is the most modern of its type in this country. The plant consists of nine buildings which Mr. Rice said today "were well developed for plastics manufacture " About 10 miles east of Cleveland the plant is close to raw material sources. The Ohio plant has good rail, highway and water transportation facilities, according to - today's announcement. The present management at Painesville will continue in charge of operations there. Employes on the Martin payroll will be transferred to the payroll of the U. S. Rubber Co. at the first of the year. Coming Here Personnel at Baltimore, number- ( ing about 65, will be transferred I to Xaugatuck early in the year Workers at the Baltimore laboratories include these connected with research and development, sales and technical service. Much of the laboratory equipment will be transferred here from BaUimore Mr Roce said. He stated that no additional building will be required here to house the Baltimore equipment. Vinyl plastics were used in many (Continued on Page Eight) -Clirimmaii gill RhoppinK lit e»*y at llndlry'H In Wntcrliury. Bay kunnaH name npptinnrpH anil bom« lurniHtilnici from • compute »»»ortm«-nl.—Artt, —S|(»clal dliioosnt n* liquor bv Uir rnr* lor jour S>« Yrnr's pai-lv. City I'arfc- »(!<• stor*.. Tel. m»i, AtfT.

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