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Thursday, December 29, 1949
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Today's Chuckle The piano trarher was expected «ny mlnuU-, and Tommy wan preparing to take bin lefuon. "Did you want! your hands .luid f»oeT" inquired his mother. "Yes, mother." "And did you wash behind your ear*?" "On her side I did, mother." cuuuttitck Umly -Minus 'Dedicated To Community Public Service' WHATIIKIt Mostly Kiiuny, windy ami rolcii-.r this iiftei •nodti will] I'-mprralures t.'illinu lo m-ai freezing by nightfall. Fair and mil' h r-oldi-r tonight with thf |uw ni-.-ir 10. Tumi/now, mostly sunny. ovMrr vh;m '.uCuy wit h Die hl)j|] ni-iir 30. TKMI'KHATIHK KKI'OKT Midnight, 38: 3 a. m.. 3G : c a. m., 37; 9 a. m., -!-i; noon, 16. VOL. LXIV, NO. 304 Patterson's Copper Bill Faces Test Rep. Mansfield, Montana, Leads Repealer Fight As lawmakers began trickling back to Washington for the reconvening of Congress next week, Representative Mansfield, Montana Democrat predicted renewal of the cof-per import tax fight. The representative and eight other House members as well as copper state senators, are sponsoring legislation to reimpose the two-cents-a-pound copper imfport tax which originally wai? suspended in 1917 by a bill introduced by Representative James T. Patterson. Tht bill was extended last year until July 1, 1960, at which time the tax automatically goes back on. Mansfield said |ie and ottieh-s from copper producing states "will f-ut up a scrap" to repeal the suspension law before it terminates at the end of June. The Senate Finance Committee already has approved a repealer which failed to be called up before the first, session ended in October. It remains on the calendar for possible early action. Busy with a social security bill . the House Ways and Means Cmmittee did not consider the measure this year. Connecticut congressmen are expected to Oflxjse any effort to reinstate the. tax. A thorough study into the whole question of domestic supply and production and whether demand has slackened appears proiMtble at this session. Mansfield said only one of seven mines in Butte, Mont, which closed down earlier this year, has b«en recjpened, and that only within the last month. The Senate Finance Committee, in approving a bill to reimjpose th* import tax. said it should be emphasized that imposition of the tax "will not prevent importation, but rather will more nearly equalize domestic and foreign production costs." ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, DECEMBER :J9, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Presi 12 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Happy Father CoL DeRohan Named Chief Of Military Division Of Conn. Hartford, Dec. 2»— (UP)—Col. Frederick J. De Rohan of Hartford has been named chief of the newly created military division of Connecticut. Word of the appointment came todsy from Army headquarters in Washington. De Rohan was a member of Gen. Eisenhower's wartime stag and at present is an officer in the Connecticut National Guard. The newly-appointed head was in command of troops in the Sicilian, African and European theaters during the last war. De Rohan's new duties will be >o coordinate regular Army activities in Connecticut including instructions for National Guard and R-O-T-C units. U.A... (NEA Kadio-Telephoto) 'Just what I wanted'—An elated Prince Aly Khan tells reporters in Lausanne, Switzerland, that his wife, Kita Ilayworth, gave birtii in c. baby girl. The five-pound eight-ounce princess will be named Jasmine. "I'm very happy, it's just what I wanted," said the Frlnei; More Than $3.000 Raised In Christmas Seal Sales Many Attend Funeral Of Mrs. Gormley The funeral of Mrs. Catherine (O'Connor) Gormley, mother of Police Chief John J. Gormley, who died Monday at her Hew street home after a brief illness, was held this morning from the Buckmiller Funeral Home. 22 Park place, to St. Francis' church, emn high Mass of where a sol- requiem was New England Still In Steel Mill Race Norwich, Dec. 29—(UP)—N'e-.v England still has a chcance for a steel mill according to the technical consultant or the State Advisory Steel Committee. Waldo E. Clarke said New England has not been ruled out evon though a large steel corporation i;as announced intentions of purchasing a site near Philadelpln-i for possible development of A seaboard steel miil. Clarke points out that New E,r;"- land uses nearly three-million ton=of steel a year and could -ise a iteel mill of its own. celebrated by the Rev. Edward L. Morrisson of St. Margaret's church, Waterbury, assisted by the Rev. Albert Taylor, deacon, und the Rev. Edward Farrell of Ipswich, Mass., sub-deacon. Seated in the- sanctuary was tha Rev. Thomas Griffin and the Rev. George Vilciauskas, pastor and assistant pastor of St. Mary's church, and the Rev. P. F. O'Hara n! Hurtford. Mrs. Albertine O'Dor.nell presided at the organ, and the n.usical service included the Funeral March, Pie Jesu, Vale and O Sweet Precious Love of Jesus. Soloists were Mrs. James Farrar and Wil- 'iam Doyle of Hartford. Prayers at the grave in St. lames' cemetery were read by Father Taylor, assisted by Fathers Morrisson, Farrell, Griffin and O'Hara. Bearers were Lieut. Richard Ostrom, Sergts. George Smith and Raymond Carlson, representing the police dopirimunt, and Chief John T. Sheridan, Edward Calvin and John Moroney of the fire department. Patrolman Henry K:\c-ki served as color bearer and color guards were Patrolmen James Fenton and Theodore Klimaszewski. The delegation from the police department, headed by Capt. An- f.hony Malone, included Patrolmen Frank Mariano,. James Hennessey Donald Dooling, Joseph Sunima' 7ohn Hanley. Michael Sharon Harris Burke, Edward Armon.-.t,' Theodore Pruchnicki, John Miku'lchus Henr>' Ploski and Joseph Farren' Representing the fire department were Francis Calvin, Olympic- Bartell., Thomas Feeley and Domcnic DeCarlo. Attending were: Warden Harry ' ? ar ™ r ' Peter F - Meegan, Borough Treasurer Norman Wood Burgess Creslo Klimaszewski Prosecuting Atty. Thomas Neary,' Judge Barough, Beacon Falls Returns Total $3,209 More than $3,000 ha been collected in Naugatuck and Beacon Falls in the annual Christmas Seals Sale, sponsored by the Connecticut Tuberculosis society, according- to Mrs. Clarence Austin, local chairman. A total of $3,20958 had been realized as of Tuesday this week, with the amount including about $20 collected at the Naugatuck Savings Bank booth and S50, which Budget In Balance, Carter Says All Departments Except Welfare, Within Estimates Tim borough budget for the 1949-50 fiscal year balances af present, with the eight-.month t-Ha] facing "right an the button." according to Warden Harry L. Cnr- ter. The warden explained that thi public welfare department has os-erexpended its budget slightly, ind that at the end of the year there may be between a. $7,000 and $fr,000 overexpenditure in the welfare unit. Other departments, he .=aid. are well within their respective budgets, with some items DC- ing overcxpended and others -,in- cler the budget, making t.Hti'.-i within the sum originally set up in May. Warden Carter said it is :co early to ascertain whether or not t.hore will be a surplus this year. Auditors reported a Jipre than $12.000 surplus fov the 194&-49 fiscal year. r The warden explained that there is no way to control the public welfare department's expenditure, as it i.s governed by the economic' conditions of the borough. He expressed confidence that other departments will operate within budgets, and dues not feel that nr: ovcrexpenditure of between S7.000 a.nci $8,000 in the welfare department will be too great. Marvinol Plant Purchased By U. S. Rubber Co. Air view shows Murvlnol vinyl resin plant at 1'ni nesville, Ohio, which has been purchased from Tile Gleiui L. Martin Co. by United States Rubber Co. F, ntire a-ssc-ts of Martin's Chemicals division have lieeii acquired by U. S. Rubber's Naugatuck Chemical ui vision. was who collected by school children, were given "bangles' in re- Althouph no quota was i-ct for the area, the society had hoped that the local committee would raise at least S3.000. R «P-«enta- . • f.. - ' -*- •'•"-JJ-^ec.JlLU- Uve M. Leonard Caine, Jr., Harris Racke, Court Clerk George Fellows James Moore, State Police Trooper Edward Dooling, Probate Judge AI Raymond Shea, Dog Warden j'o- seph_ Hanley, Town Clerk Raymond '• s>t. John, Joseph Dinnen\ Borough Atty. Joseph E. Taibot ^S d wa- C 're C |, ei : C Be^ EU | h b eyrS M^ Oliver Lorson. Mrs. Bridget Mac- Mrs. Bridget Curtin, Mrs isham, Mrs. Jeannette and kin, Paul Cold Weather To Hit New England Boston, D>ec. 29— (U P)— Nean-' zero temperatures are headed toward northern New England today. "Much colder' weather is forecast for all six New England states. " i ; vnnB' In this area where a record high of 61 was taken only two days ago, temperatures were expected to plunge as low as 10 degrees tonight. * Snow flurries are predicted for northern New England and a few light showers for Massachusetts. SmaJl craft warnings are displayed from Easflport, Maine, to Block Island. R. I., for , gusty winds, shifting from southwest to north- west - If Grandpa's Chest Is Expanded--He Has Three Reasons New London, Dec. 29—<trp)_ Babies come in bunches In the Pollard family. As a result Arthur Pollard, Jr., todav became a grandfather for the third time in four days. Until Christmas Day, PolUtrd didn't have a single grandchild. But then u daughter, Mrs. George Welsh, gave birth to u nine i>i>umliT. Yesterday, another daughter—Mrs. Joseph Coder had a five-pound girl. And today the wife of his son—Arthur I'ol- lard—gave birth to a child. All of which explains why the. senior Pollard has an abnormal chest expansion today. GOP Chairman Appointment Is Delayed The Republican town committee chairmanship still is vacant and the field wide open for candidates, according to latest reports. Mrs. Henry Erk, vice chairman and acting chairman of the committee, today said it is believed a meeting of the group will be called "in the near future", probably immediately after the holiday season. With Edward G. Lingenheld disinterested in the post, the only other candidate mentioned at present is Frederick Nawrath,. who although not voicing his opinion in the matter is believed to have the support of the committee. The vacancy occurred some weeks ago, when Charles P. Rodenbach moved his residence from Terrace avenue to Litchfield. As The invitation was extended as i campaign actively will not be pro- Specific Suggestions For Cutting Costs Of Government Asked Hartford, Dec. 9—(UP)-—People who about cuting state governmental expeneses were invited by \Jovernor Bowles today to make specific suggestions. 'he governor released a summary of all appropriations and grants made by the legislature this year. They total 257 million dollars. Bowles noted that "some people are the inclined to talk desirability and glibly about the ease of Royal Romance Rumor Denied (By United Press) The United Nations and sevcrul capitals around the world rece'vel urgent messages from Egypt tonny Diplomat? from Cairo came bearing word from the king. Untrue . . . untrue . . . they said . reports that his majesty. Kin.r Farouk, has picked a teen-aged queen are "completely without foundation." A courier for the king told United Press in Cairo..."any tall-, nbout His Majesty getting engaged is entirely premature." Ambassadors delivered simliur messages in Rom.;., in Washington. . .ami to the UN at Lake Success, N. Y. The dispatch from United Press in Cairo was the first to be cleared -- „„ UU iia orennan by strict Egyptian censorship Miss^ Mary Donnelly, Miss Cather- i about the re P°''ted romance. The A delegation from Ken i stoi '' es tlla t drew the formal denials told of reported plans of Farouk to wed a 16-year-old com- i- —•~&«-»<-HJLI j.ruin f ~ — -- r-~.^* t-iiuULe ?f™' ey BesfL ni f he t - — attending were Mrs. Lorson, Ml, regent ^.,, IS were Mrs. Lors Mi? ^? rson ' Mr s. Conleth Miss Donnelly, Mrs. moner. Miss Narriman Sadek. She had planned to marry young Egyptian employed by tht Ke , UN. Zaki Hashem. One story had Mrs. Fred c- it that she and shopping for a attended the fun~r' 1 r L L CIlUeCl tnP fllnn.- jDAlessio. Irene Dillan, her fiance wert wedding ring in j BRUSH FIRE Firemen were called out to extinguish a brush fire in a vacant lot I on Nettleton avenue at 1:20 o'clock J'his afternoon, according to Fire Motors, lit Bibber AT«.~ ' said. Cairo when the jeweler called the palace to report that here was a beauty worthy of the royal fye. That was the version published ye.-rterday by a New York newspaper (The Post). The dispatch said that the next day. the king went to the girl's home and told her he had docidi'd to make her queen of Egypt Anc it said her fiance was forbiddtm to see her again and ordered back to his post at Lake Success. But the word that flew across the sands of Egypt today denied it all. making drastic cuts in state government spending." He added that the figures released today should make it easier for critics to suggest exactly where spending cuts could 3e made. The appropriations summary was ssued only a day after the governor disclosed that the state will wind up this biennium in the red unless- care is exercised. The breakdown shows that four out of every five Connecticut tax dollars go for four items—highways, education, welfare and health. All other state operations— including judicial, legislative, and administration—cost less than one out of every five tax dollars. nounced until late next summer In I preparation to the 1950 November election, the committee has felt the urgency is not present in naming a new chairman immediately. For a while, after bach announced his Mr. Roden- resignation, Rescued From Fire, Dies Of Pneumonia New Haven, Dec. 29—(UP) .>,. 78-year-old New Haven man died in a hospital today, 24 hours after being rescued from his burning home. Medical authorities report that Lawrence Di Gioia succumbed, from pneumonia after being treated for smoke inhallation. The elderly man was brought down a ladder yesterday by firemen after an 18-year-old boy made two heroic but unsuccessful ut- tempts to save him. Henry Zwick actively was campaigning for the chairmanship, but his enthusiasm for the post has waned since-that time. Reports are that there will be a complete reorganization of the committee, which now includes 11 members. It is expected the committee membership will be increased to about 20 after a new chairman i.s elected. Priests, Firemen Quell Minor Fire In New Monastery Farmington, Dec. 29—(UP; — Only minor,damage has beos cnu -c-J by a fire which broke out nt the Holy Family Monastery bcisg bull" by the pasulonlst fathers. According to authorities, the f:ro started from a portable heater ui-.url to keep masonry work from freezing. The flames were brought under control by the Farmingtcn volunteer fire department ana I'Hests at the nearby retreat house who responded to the call. New Home Destroyed In $10,000 Blaze Durham, Dec. 29—The interior nf a newly-constructed house was ruined by a fire today. The loss is estimated by Tiremen six-room frame building— was owned by Kenneth at 510,000. The which Thompson—was unoccupied. Firemen fighting the blaze were hampered by lack of water. They had to put down 1,000 feet of hose *.o a brook. Cause of the fire is undetermined. Girls Defeat Boys In Quiz Program Girls of the St. Francis' Catholic Youth Organization last night won a quiz program in a competition with mernibers of Mligr. Flannagan Circle, Columbian Squires. The program was conducted by the circle during the - entertainment portion of the meeting in the Knights of Columbus Rooms, Neary building. After the contest, refreshments and dancing wer e enjoyed by the girls and boys. Thomais Owens, chief squire, presided at a brief business session prior to the contest. He wals also in charge of the quiz program,, assisted by Kevin Nixon and Virgil Paiva. A furnace was going at the time. About 40 attended. —riiriKliuus Rill KlPOWiiiiK i» easy nt Hacllcv's In Wnti-rliury: llu.t fninou* name aiiplianct-s and home luriUNhln^t from a compltitii assurlrncul.—Adv. Ill The Year In Sports The story of what's hapiieiiodl in Xaus'atuck during: year 1949, with pictures of outstanding individuals. and events. Read it today on PHRP 10, in the paper that told it as it happened : Tlie Naugatuck News' Around The World In Brief (By United Press) ASK U. S. AID Washington — Authoritative sources report the Chinese Nationalist government has anked • the United States for military advisers to help defend the island of Formosa. oOo URGES CUTS Washington — Chairman Tom Connally of' the Senate foreign relations committete has called for "sizeable" cuts in foreign aid spending next year. TO CUT TRAVEL Washington—The government is considering: a cut in passenger travel on coal-burning railroads after New Year's. Chairman .1 Monroe Johnson of the Interstate Commerce fTJommissirm says there is no alternative but to limit railroad operation if the coal miners continue thieir three- day week. EGG PRICES • Washington—Informed sources report the government may be pressured into buying up more eggs next month under the price support program. Agriculture Department officials have said they won't b e rushed into the market—'but observers say farm prices of ogiTs have fallen so low in some regions that new government buying may be neces- i.'ary soon. BODY FOUND Crossville, Tenn.—A searching party has found the frozen body of pilot John Anderson about a mile-and-a-half from where his plane crashed on a steep mountainside near Crossville, Tenn., a week ago. Anderson survived the crash only to die in the biting cold before rescue units were able to reach him. oOo WEAKEST LINK Koene, N. H.—The new president of the National Association of Manufacturers says 'the weakest link in the nation's industrial relations IB the supervisory group." And Claude Putnam adds that close knowledge of workers' needs is essential fov good labor-management relations. oOo FLOOD THREAT Seattle, Wash. — WsathermBU predict that more rain in the next 24 hours will increase the flood threat in the State of Washington. The Pacific Northwest is being hit by a second arctic storm, and it is expected to swing into Montana and ilio. great plains. oOo MILD SHOCK Manila—Another mild shock was felt in Manila this morning following a much stronger tremor. The latest tremor caused buildings and houses to rook gently. So far there are no reports :of casualties in the capital city of some 1,000.000 persons. oOo ELECTIONS New York—The United Electrical Workers Union, ousted by the CIO, has demanded collective bargaining elections at the General Electric Company within 90 days. The firm has said it will not allow its contract with the left-wing union to he renewed automatically when it runs out April 1. • oOo "FAMOUSLY" Lausanne, Switzerland—Prince Aly Khun says his day-old daughter is as pretty as her mother, Kita Ilayworth. He, says his wife and child are getting along •famously", and the hospital says they "are making excellent projr- !•*><-• L- r * JO United Church Asked To Join Naug. Council Beacon Falis Pension Cost Report Due In Few Days Carter Receives Word Work Just About Completed A. complete outline of cost to the borough in establishing the bor- I ough employes' retiriment system will be sent the borough "within thet next few days by Russell Hooker, Hartford actuary, engaged by the borough to work on the matter. Warden Harry L. Carter today said that in a telephone conversation with Mr. Hooker yesterday afternoon, the actuary said work is nearly completed on the report and that he would send it to the | borough within the next couple I days. The warden expressed the opinion that the report would be available for public consumption the first part of next week, as the New Year's holiday weekend probably would interfere with its receipt and release. Warden Carter said that he did not inquire of Mr. Hooker what the cost to the borough to inaugurate _the plan will be, but stated, 'It is my guess that it will be Pretty high. Other borough official-! have expi-eKsed the opinion that '.he cost would be upwards of $60,000 which would be the equivalent of more than two mills on the tax rate An application for membership in the Naugatuck Council of Churches is expected to be received from the United church of Beacon Falls at a meeting of the council's executive board Tuesday evening, Jan. 3 at 8 o'clock in St. Michael's Episcopal church. The Beacon Falls church has been invited to make application for membership, and according to the Rev. Theodore A. Schrader, president, the executive board has passed a motion inviting the neighboring town's Protestant church to join the borough group. At the meeting general reports will be made and new business discussed. Fathers' Night To Be Noted At Hop Brook A Father; Xight program will be presented at the Jan. 11 meeting of the Hop Brook school Parent-Teacher association at 8 oclock in the school auditorium according to plans made last night at a meeting of the executive board at the home of Mrs. Robert Lehman, 26 Deerlng lane. Mothers jvill be present at the meeting during which 3. barber shop quartet will present selections and refreshments will b« served by the fourth grade mo- thcrs. Mrs. Waiter Gabrielski and List are due and payable Monday, j Ml '•"*• James: Fox are in charge of Jan. 2. Those who fail to pay their arrangements. At last night's session gifts Taxes Due Jan. 1 Tax Collector Richard Zollo today issued a reminder to Beacon Falls taxpayers that the second half of the taxes due on the 1948 Grand taxes by^the Feb. 1 deadline are subject to a penalty of one-half on one per cent, to be added to the balance due. Mr. Zollo will be at his office in the Town Hall each Thursday evening; from 7 to 8 o'clock during January and also on Wednesday evening, Feb. 1. Taxes may also be paid by mail or at Mr. Zollo's home on Church street. Registered Nurse Miss Ruth M. Forst, 3 Garden street, Seymour, has been notified of successfully completing state board examinations and is now a registered nurse The daughter of Seymour's Postmaster and Mrs. Arthur H. Forst, she graduated from the School of Nursing, St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, last June. She is now a member of the nursing staff at that hospital. Recent Visitors Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Classey, and son, Arthur, Jr., of Westport, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Sabia, Wolfe avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zollo, Jr., of Astoria, L. I., were also guests at the Sabia home. Liquor Commission Revokes Permit Hartford, Dec. 29—(OP)--The liquor permit of Alvaro P. Figuera of Bridgeport has been revoked by the State Liquor Control CommJs- tion. He was accused of violating six regulations of the Liquor Control Act. At the same time, the commission denied the explication of a New Britain man for a permit for the Pioneer Men's Club. According to the Commission Matthew R. Sivillais request was turned down because It was found that the club Is not a club as i:s construed under the Liquor Control Act. were exchanged and refreshments served. Propose Ending Rent Controljln Four Conn. Bounties By United Press) Plans to end rent control parts of four Connecticut counties in were disclosed today. The word from Washington is that restrictions probably will be lifted in all of Tolland and Windham counties Controls also may be taken off in all of t-itchfn-lJ County, except Torrington. Win- f-ted, Plymouth, Thoma.ston and Watertown. It further is proposed that rent control will end in ah of Middlesex County except Min- dletown. Cromwell, East Hamptcii and Portland. This is not final, however. Federal Housing Expediter Tighe K. Woods says that local rent ofii- cials have 20 days in which to give reasons why the areas should not be decontrolled. GRAB PLANTS Budapest, Hungary—The Hungarian communist government has ordered the nationalization of all industrial firms employing more than 10 persons. Hundreds of factories, including all American and other foreign companies, will be taken over by the state. Among them are the Standard OH company and the International Telephone and Telegraph company, whose American vlce^ president is being held in Hungary on spy charges. —Keep your children hcullhy. Serve Ilioiii Or«ut Oak Farms PHstoerizu'' milk. Call 001 a lor delivery.—Adr. New Haven Office Building Damaged New Haven, Dec. 29—(UP)—A two alarm fire which swept through the penthouse apartment of a five- story office building early todav caused damage estimated at $4000. The blaze broke out before office help had reported to their jobs and no one was injured. Offices in the upper stories of the downtown building were damaged by water. Building custodian Joseph Di Palma who used the penthouse for sleeping quarters, said he discovered the fire shortly after two fuses he placed . in the electrical system blew out. SUNNY CALIFORNIA Glendale, Calif.—Long-handled underwear will become part of the policeman's uniform in the sunny Los Angeles suburb of Glendale The police chief ordered patrolmen to turn off their car heaters and wear long wollens to avoid catching colds and losing time from work. -serial ,iis,-« un t on"Honor i l.,r j-.,,,r »,v v<•«,-* ",',",/. aui- store Tel 4s»" '>• Adv.

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