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Today's Chuckle All children face the hard problem of learning icood tuble man- nrn without KifliiK any. —The Aluminator. Dafhj Dedicated To Community Public Service" WKATIIKK Sunny uml eoiilei Uils uH<-ir.<ytm wlHi btlf'.lt nor' hwe.Meriy WM.IA. Oi-Jtr and (older loniuhl with tin- low between '_'l> and ~T». Ti-riifn ; .iv . mostly sunny ;uid continued c> 1*1 with the higli between -10 iiii'l 4-. TKMI'KHATi;ilK KKI'OK r Midnight, Tiii. ;i u. us., is. r, .1 ;•< . 3h; '.I :i. in., 1^. noon. M. VOL. LXIV, NO. 203 Gov. Orders Economies To Avert Deficit Budget Director Predicts Deficit Of $600,000 Hartford. Dec. 28-(UP>-Tighter t;ursestrings to ward off a threatened state deficit were ordered today by Governor Bowle^ The governor acted after receiv- Inir a report from State Budget Director Robert H. Weir that the slate will wind up the fiscal bien- njum with a small deficit of about $eoo;ooo. Three months ago Weir forecast a 'small surplus." but since then he says there has been an unexpected drop in sales tax returns. There also has been an increase in welfare payments find additional appropriations voted by the recent snecial legislative session. The "governor says there appears no cause for "grave concern," and adds that the state can avoid going into the red by (.'practicing careful management. He took a st*p in this direction by ordering •tale agencies to return to the general fund money, not used within the specified three months. The previous practice haa been for agencies to keep sui^pl'is funds. The state budget director recommended that the governor ask agency heads to effect economies wherever possible He al:o suggested that equipment purchases and capital improvements be delayed as long as possible in order to tide the state over the tight' ftec&i months ahead. ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Presi 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS New Controller pooling Says o*j *** Humphreys Says 1950 Waterproof Sales Will Improve; Hits Govt. Regulation Of The Rubber Industry ELMER E .CARROLL, assistant controller of the Naugatuck Chemical, who left Monday for Palnesville, Ohio, where he assumes the duties* of controller of the chemical division of vhe Glenn L. Martin Co., which has been purchased !>y the chemicals division of the U. S. Rubber Co. Verification of the purchase of the vinyl-plastics plant o f the Martin firm was made by the rubber company yesterday. Patrons Named For New Year's Eve Ball Arranged By CYO Patrons for the New Year's Eve Ball, to be sponsored by the SI. Trancts 1 CYO Saturday evening in Sti Francis' school hall, were an- aounced today by Miss Judy Martinez, of the arrangements committee. The ball is being conducted under the direction of the Rev. George Dunn, assistant pastor of St. Fran- 7iB* church and advisor to the CYO STOMP. Dancing will be from 8 to 12:SO o'clock; with music by Francis DelFino's orchestra. Patrons will be: Mr. and Mrs. John White, parents of Robert White, CYO president; Mrs. James Owens, mother of Thomas Owens, vice-president and dance co-chairman; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Martinez, parents of Miss Martinez; Mrs. Raymond Cowling, mother of Donald Cowling, CYO treasurer; and Mr -and Mrs. Alex Sullivan, parents of Regina Sullivan, dance eo- rhairman. Other patrons will be announced, Miss Martinez said. Squires, CYO Girls In Quiz Contest A 20-question contest between members of Msgr. Flanagan Circle, Columbian Squires and girls of the St. Francis' CYO will be held this evening following a meeting of the Circle in the Knights of Columbus rooms, it was announced today by Thomas Owens. A. business meeting of the club will be held at 7 o'clock with the contest to start at 7:30. Refreshments will be served following the contests and dancing conducted until 10:3O o'clock. All girls of the CYO are invited to attend. Mr- Owens, social committee chairman, is in charge of the program, assisted by Kevin Nixon and Virgil Paiva. Steel Beams Delay Work On School Central Avenue Bldg. Lags As Supplies Fail Construction on two of the borough's three new elementiry schools is moving along "very nicely" it was announced today by J. Nelson Judy, chairman of the Board of Education and the building committee of the Naugatucx Planning Commission. Mr. Judy said that he confer re.l this morning with Warren As'.iloy. of the Malmfeldt Architectival firm,, architects for the Cr iss street and Western schools acd that Mr. Ashley told him that work on the schools is progressing favorably. The Cross street school is nui'i- er completion than the ot.herf, Mr. Judy said. The building ;s completely enclosed, with the exception of the -windows. Steel window frames have not yet been received but are expected withi i a week or so. Mr. Judy stated th-it the building will be completed within a month to a month and a half after window frames arc re-' ceived. The Western school will probably be finished within a month after the Cross street school i? finished, Mr. Judy said. He le- ported that the first floor of the building has been completed, that the floor of the second floor hai been laid and that work has bessun on second story walls. Steel window frames for that building he . c. also not yet been delivered, he said. The biggest bottleneck in the program is at the Central avenue school. Deliveiy of steel beams lor the roof was held up because of the recent steel strike, and the beams have still not been deliv- esed. Mr. Judy said that the walls and partitions have beene erected, but that workmen are being foiced to mark time while waiting for the roof steel to arrive. He estimated, however, that, barring other unforscen development all three schools should be completed spring. Safety Plan Imperative Outlines Program To Exchange Club; Wislocki Nominated Outlining a comprehensive traffic safety program for the. borough at last night's meeting of the Naugatuck Exchange club in Hall's restaurant was State Police Trooper Edward J. Dooling of Meadow irteet, connected with the Bethany Barracks. Trooper Dooling stated that ^atuck is full of traffic hazards caused by the parking situation nnd lack of clearly defined crosswalks. He «uiid that greater traffic congestion in Naugatuck makes a safety program desirable and necessary despite the fact that the borough has enjoyed 933 traffic fatality free days. Mr. Dooling said, "There seems to be nothing to protect children going to and from school or getting on and off school buses." He suggested that the Exchange club sponsor a program, which would encourage safety among drivers, pedestrians, children and bicycle riders. The State Police Trooper suggested that a committee be formed composed of members of various borough groups to nominate drivers and pedestrians of the month. To qualify for the monthly award. <i driver must have a record free it arrest, accidents or warnings for motor violations for the. past five years. Pedestrians to qualify must not •JB addicted to liquor or drugs, nor have been arrested for violation of • he motor vehicle law. A man and woman would be chosen for each award and pedestrians accidents j also automatically would disqualify the pedestrian. Boy -ind girl pedestrians exhibiting the greatest safety for the month would be chosen by the grammar school teachers. Praises Program Praising the driver training course, offered by Naugatuck High school, which he described as Naugatuck's best safety asset, he said "Of the 1,175 whg have taken the course, not one has been involved in an accident or has been arrested." According to his plan an award would be made to the safest boy and girl student driver. Monthly 'awards also would be made to the most safety minded bicycle riders, to be nominated by scoutmasters. At the end of the year, the committees which had nominated the monthly winners would . nominate yearly winners of the safety awards. His plan involves the use of stickers, signs and buttons to keep the public interested in the safety program. Green Approves William Green, chairman of the State Highway Safety Traffic Com mission lauded Trooper Doollng'i program and suggested that it b( undertaken one step at a time and hat the help of other borough service organizations be enlisted to make it a success. He reported on the work of the State Traffic Com mittee in reducing accidents and admitted that not much more could be accomplished without public support. He suggested a Public Support Committee be formed to attend to interest social and fra- 'ernal groups to. assist the official agencies in their work of reducing accidents. First nomination of officers was made during the business meeting, with Clayton Dethlefsen, chair- Of Rain Falls Here A total rui.atiil of 1.07 inches wa.-; rci.urded by the Naugauick Water Co. during the two-day ruin storm, which ended late last night, bringing relief to well owners. Although temperatures remained n the high 50's, the recordings were not as high as have been ex- by late winter or erirly Wesleyan Professor Dies In Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 2&— (UP)—A 63-year-old associate professor of economics at Wesleyan university has died in San Joan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Norman J. Ware was engaged in a study of laborers and working conditions on the island. A resident of Portland, Dr. Ware has been a member of the National Railway Board sinco 1946. perienced this month in an ur.- usually mild winter. Maximum emperature in the 24-hour peilod rmclintr tit 8 oclock this was 57 degrees-, with the minima-n being 38 degrees. Today is again unseasonably nild. Many people are taking exception to the usually accurate Farmer's Almanac, which predkts uncomfortable" weather conditions at this time. But, an oft quoted expression is 'if you don't like the weather !n Stew England, wait a minute." Winter only started a week a^o, officially, and there are still a couple of months to come. Roosevelt Leading Man Of Century (By United Press) Who was the one man who had the most tremendous influence on .he world in the first half of the 20th century? In the opinion of newspaper and •adio news editors among clients of United Press, it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He left an impact on millionaire and laborer alike. He held the world's most powerful elective office longer than any man in history. More people loved him and more people hated him than any other president since Lincoln. F-D-R, the most influential man of his time. The editors were asked to consider both good and evil influences. They put Adolf Hitler second on the list. And in and outside the field of politics and government, they listed among the 10 most important men, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, StaV in, Lenin, the Wright brothers, Einstein, and Louis Pasteur. Pep Defends Title In Jan. 16 Bout With Charley Riley St. Louis, Dec. 28—(UP)—World featherweight champion Willie Pep of Hartford, Conn., will defend his title in St. Louis Jan. 16. This was announced today by Boxing Promoter Hans Bernstein. The contender in the 15- round bout will be Charley RUey Of St. LOjUlK. This match has been In the making for two years and was practically set two weeks ago whe.n Pep outpointed Harold Dado of Chicago in a non-title bout at St. Louis. But It wasn't until today that Pep's manager, Lou Vlscusi, sent a telegram, agreeing to terms. Fordham Connecticut Club Committee Members of the Fordham University Connecticut Club in charge r>f the 25th anniversary Christmas dance for Connecticut students and alumni of Fordham, held last night In Glorieta Manor, Bridgeport, are shown above. Seated. left to right, are DAN MAC ALLEN, New Haven; TOM GUNNOUD, Naugatuck; VINCENT SIMKO, Bridgeport; Chairman VINCENT HEALV, Naugatiick; BERNIE LYNCH, Hamden; F.ARRY O'BRIEN, Norwalk and SERGE BELANGER, Waterbury. Standing, left to right, lire, FRANK DELANEY, New Haven; MARTIN CRAIG, Greenwich; J. ARDIAN LINK Bridgeport; DAVE SULLIVAN, Bridgeport and HUGH NEARY, Fairfield. BOTABY Stephen Chaikowski, Waterbury magician, performed today at the annual meeting of sons and daughters with Naugatuck Rotary club members at the Y. M. C. A. Two New Airmail Routes To Operate In New England Boston, Dec. 28—(UP)—Two new airmail routes will be inaugurated' •in New England about Jan. 12. The Post Office Department siys one will link Boston with Lawrence, Mass., Manchester and Keene, N. H., and Albany, N. Y. [ The other route will serve Al- i.bany N.'Y., and Adams, North Adams, Greenfield. Orange, Fitchburg and Boston in Massachusetts. At a later date, Bennington, Vt., will be added to the first route and Lowell, Mass., to the second. man of the nominating committee reporting that all present officers' and members of the board of control had been renominated for reelection. The officers are: Peter Wislocki nresident; Dr. George DuBois, vice- president; Dr. Sidney Grosberg secretary; Walter Anderson, treasurer; John Clark, Thomas Scally Tohn Delaney, Joseph Monahan,' Gardner Wood and Leander Lavigne, board of control. FOUR DIE New York—A father and mother and their two young children were killed Christmas Eve while 'he parents were piling presents under the Christmas tree. The tragedy was revealed today when a relative of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gazak broke into their apartment. Police say fumes from «. faulty refrigerator were responsible for the deaths. Retail Food Prices Drop Boston, Dec 28—(UP) — Retail food prices dropped fractionally in five New England cities between 'mid-October and mid-November, but rose slightly in two others. The U-S Labor De-partment reports the decreases in Manchester, IN. H.. Providence, R. I., Portland, 1 Me. Boston and Fall River, Masts The increases were noted in Youth Burned In Rescue Attempt (By United Press) New Haven, Dec. 28—(UPv— An 13-year-old New Haven boy made two heroic attempts to rescue ar elderly man from his burning hom. today. However, the would be reauuiT —Douglas Murray—was nea ly overcome by smoke and had to be taken to New Haven Hospital for treatment. The man he tried to save w**? 78-year-old 'Lawrence Digiola. who was trapped in the second story of his home. He was rescued L-y iiremen who arrived at the s .'ne a few minutes later and brought him down a. ladder. Digiola Suffered burns and smoke inhalati m. He is rcitorted in "fair" conriitlo.i at New Haven Hospital, IT'S SUMMER Milford, Dec. 28—(UP)—June in December weather has brought trouble to Mrs. Carl F. Bissell of Milford. She is being treated for poison Ivy apparently contracted while [ticking holiday greens. Erltksoa Moiom, 119 Babbvr e ta" k .o Are.— I New Haven and Bridgeport. Murder Theory Dropped In Death Of Bridgeport Vet Bridgeport, Dec. 28—(UP)—Police say that the death of a Navy hero who was found with a i',e knotted tightly about his ntrk probably way not murder. Police Supt. John A. Lyddy pays there is no evidence o£ an a.<H-ui't or robbery in the death of 23- year-old John P. Cotter. iLyddy adds, however, that polio are holding a man who may have been inadvertantly responsible tor the veteran's death. The offltiM says that Samuel T. Washington has admitted that he had been drinking and walking with Cottei unWl half an hour before M- body was found. Washington is quoted as ?ayt'n< that Cotter fell down, and tha he — Washington — tried to hois him to his teet. Investigators tr checking the possibility that i lifting Cotter by grabbing IM clothes, Washington may !.<we strangled him accidentally wit!: the victim's tie. Three other men are being he,ld as material witnesses. They portedly saw Cotter fall. Is It Spring? Magnolia Tree Thinks It Is Spring, that wonderful season of the year, defined in Webster's dictionary as—"Season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow," and more often freely defined as that season of the year when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of—baseball, tennis and the old swimming nolo. According to Mr. Webster's defi» nition, Spring in now making its presence felt in the borough. A good sized Magnolia tree on the lawn of the St. Francis' Church rectory was noticed this morning to be covered with buds and Is pparently ready to burst into full >loom. The above is not one isolated in- tance. There have been other re- 'Orts of budding plants, of cro- uses peeping above the ground, f pussy willows being found and f night crawlers making appearances. So mothers, it's time to pack i way overcoats, mufflers and mit- •.ens for another year; to store joots, arctics and rubbers and re- urn sleds and akiis to cellars and ittics. But, If it should snow tomorrow, don't blame us. We're only juoting Mr. Webster. —Chrlslnius (fill Hhopjiing IN easy Huillti}''* In \Vuterbury. Buy fam name n|in>ianceH und home fnrnCtihu [ruin a complete asBOrtmenl.—Adv. Hiss Jane Stratton, Colchester Native, Dies In Hospital Miss Jane E. Stratton, 20 Church street, died this noon at St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury, after a brief illness. A native of Colchester, she had resided in Naugatuck for many years. She was well-known in the borough and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a communicant of St. Francis 1 church. Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Vera (Cummings) Abbate of Waterbury. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Buckrhiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place, to St. Francis' church, where a solemn high Mass of requiem will he celebrated at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Francis ceme- ! tery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o'clock. Around The World In Brief (By United Press) PRES. TRUMAX Indopendence, Mo, — President Truman takes off for Washington aboard his personal plane this afternoon after a five-day Christinas visit with his hoinefolks. After landing in the Capital around 8 p. m. (E. S. T.), Mr. Truman is expected to start putting finishing touches on thr<;<! messages to Congress, which reconvenes next wp«'k. COLD COMING New York — The weatherman promises an end to the record- breaking winter warm spell in the East. Cool northern breezes are expected to lower temperatures as much as 20 degrees today from record highs in the 60's recorded in several Eastern cities yesterday. In the Northwest, a howling blizzard has left at least one man dead and trapped three miners in the mountains. —oOo BODIES FOUN'D Bedford, N. H.—The bodies of two missing children wore found toduy in Stcbblns pond at Bedford, N. II. Hundreds of soarch- c.r» hav<> been sreklnjr seven- year-old Robert Bourquc and 1S- yoar-old Irene Biron. Police at Manchester say both children drowned. Deaths STRATTON—Miss Janes E.. of 2 Church street, Naugatuck, in Wa terbury, Dec. 28, 1949. Funera Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock from Buckmillcr Funera! Home, 22 Park place, to St. Francis' church at 9. Burial in St. Francis' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o'clock. —Keep yonr children livaHhy. Scrvt' them Great Onk Kuruis I'uHtociriro 1 ' uiUK. Call G04U lor delivery.—Adr. SMASH FLEET Hong Kong—The Chinese Nationalists claim that their plane.-! have smashed a Communist invasion fleet o! 1,000 juak'i massed for an attack on Hainan Island off the southern coast of China. It's said the junks wort: hit by squadrons of moaquitc bombers and that more than half of them were burned. LOWER RATE New York—The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company predicts that the accident death rate for 1949 will be the lowest of the decude. The company says that by the end of the year, 92.IK10 persons will have been killed in accidents—compared with 98,000 lit | 1948. I oOo HAND AMPUTATED Memphis, Tenn.—The tumored right hand of 10-year-old Betty Lou Marbury has been amputated by surgery. The little girl who had asked the nation to pray that her hand might be saved smiled calmly when she went into the operating room. Earlier, she had told her parents that it must he "the Lord's will" that she undergo the operation. oOo TO MOSCOW? Home—An Italian news agency says that Joseph Cardinal Mindszcnty has ,been removed from a hospital in Budapest under heavy guard and may hiivc been taken to Moscow. The agency says it got its information from persons in the hi»s- pltul wore the Hungarian cardinal luis been confined since hts conviction oil treiiS"ii charges. Reds Release Jacobson, Relief Worker (By United Press) A red convertible arrived in Vienna today . . . and at the wheel •vas a happy man. In the words of American re'iuf official Israel Jacobson: "It sure good to see the sun again. I didn't see it all the time I was in jail." Jacobson was arrested by the lungarian government 13 days igo on suspicion of spying againv. the B.udapeit regime. He was picked up after driving across Uie jorder of Austria to Budapest to lesume his work as director ?'<r the American Joint Distrimsti'm Committee. Last night he was expelled. But when he arrived at the border town of Nickclsdorf in the So.'i"t zone of Austria, the Russians detained him . . . said his spociai pass had expired. Our authorit. : s in Vienna protested against iho delay. And finally the Russian:-, agreed to release him. Jacobson says he never was engaged in any sort of spying and that his arrest seems to have b.";<m a case of mistaken identity. He says the Hungarians relcn-.ud him because they found tnM "there are other people nar- .ec Jatobson. He adds: "I was :he wrong one." Another American still is bema held incommunicado in Hungary. He is Robert Vogeler. an of.iil'il of the International Telephone :'iid Telegraph Co. NO NEGLIGENCE Deputy Coroner William J. Larkin 2d has found no criminal negligence in the automobile death of Charles DeCava, 25, Bridgeport, in an accident on the Naugatuck- Beacon Falls road, August 28. A car driven by DeCava struck a rock ledge and turned over three times. A passenger, Daniel Ross, Bridgeport, could offer no explanation of the accident. Hospital Bulletins John Anderson, 83. of Field street, is a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Bennett Weissman. 91 Beebe -street, is a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital. U. S. Rubber Co. President Expects Good Business In Next Year; Says Synthetic Program Would Progress Faster Without Govt. Management Improvement is expected in the sale of both waterproof and canvas footwear in 1950. according to Harry E. Humphreys. Jr., president of the U. S. Rubber Co. In a year-end statement today Mr. Humphreys said that this section of the industry will benefit from the increased population of the country and the growing tendency to more leisure and outdoor living, which calls for the wearing of more sport and casual footwear. Referring to rubber being the only major manufacturing industry still under war-time controls, the president of the firm said, United States Rubber Company takes the position that the government should get out of the rubber business because the present controls are unnecessary. We believe the synthetic industry will progress faster end operate more efficiently when freed of government regulation and turned over to private management." When Congress convenes next month, one of the issues to be decided is whether or not the synthetic rubber plants owned by the government will be sold to private industry. The locai Synthetic plant is owned by the Reconstruction Finance Corp. and operated as a division of the U. S. Rubber Co. Mr. Humphreys said that industry is required by government to consume synthetic rubber at the minimum annual rate of 222,000 tons. He said, "However, the industry every year since the war has used more synthetic than required by law. Consumption in 1949 of 410,000 was 188,000 above the government requirement." Good Business The rubber firm head said mat rubber industry should enjoy good business in 1950. with sales totaling about the same as in ;W9 close to three billion dollars. He stated, "The American people will continue to have great purchase;; power due to full employment at high wages. This purchasing power will get an odditional boost e.i-';.- in the year from the federal government's distribution of dividend:* on veterans' insurance policies. In speaking of lire sales for V'Mrf). he said they are estimated at SO.- 000,000 units, about equal to tin- 1949 total. He said. "It is i>o».-i ; bir ; that original equipment busi::<:-:> might fall off some, but rcp ; acp- ment sales should hold up will. There are more automobiles nn tin: road than ever before and . r .o average motorist is driving :iL..iut 10.000 miles annually, considerably moro thru} in the average prev.'ar year." Mr. Humphreys continued, ''Industrial rubber products, including hose, belting, packing and vibia- tion-damponing devices, will b(- in strong demand in 1950 in line w^'.h the general high level of business. Foam rubber production will '"£ expanded further to meet trie growing demand for foam bedding and cushioning for furniture and automobiles." He asserted that the textile business appeals to be receive'in; from its 19-S9 slump and this is exacted to result in increased use of Lastex yarn in wearing appami. He said, "Rubber consumption in the United States in 1950 is cli- mated at approximately the SP.IT-O tonnage as used in 1949. 1hLs amount was 985.000 tons, of which 575.000 tons was natural ruM,<>r and 410.000 tons synthetic. Total consumption in 1948 was 1,06^'--0 tons. It is estimated that the United States in 1949 consume i 52 per cent of all the rubber sumcd in the world. Per cap'ta consumption in this country was 15 pounds, 10 times the aver-'-ge lor the world." —Special discount on liquor Ijy tlio f-;is« lur yimv Svw Yrar'H imrtj-. ('ity I'ai'k- ilf«! Slliri'. Tel. 4SU2. Adv. TO RETIRE Mariden, Deo. 28—(UP)—The treasurer of the International Silver company says he is retiring soon. Herbert J. Reeves joined the company in 1910 ais an accountant and became treasurer 10 years ago. Jack Lawlor, 50 Hoadley street, is a medical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. John Parkinson, 32 Dalton drive, is a medical patient in St. Mary's hospital. William Leuchar.s 1 of New street is a patient in the Waterbury hospital. Joseph Schildgen of East Waterbury road is a pati-ent at Newington Veterans hospital. Mrs. Elizabeth Schofield of Bea".on Falls is a patient at the Wa 1 turbury hospital. Two Local Singing Groups Audition For Amateur Hour A rehearsal of new selections in preparation for the Waterbury Community Chest program to be s:ivon over radio station WATR. Jan. 8, will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in the Tuttle Music Shed by members of the Naugatuck chapter. Society for the Preserva- 'ion and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. Last night the Naugatones ap- neared in the final auditions for the Ted Mack Amateur Hour show at the State theater in Waterbury. The Three Honeys of Naugatuck also appeared at the auditions.

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