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Today's Chuckle "Can you iwrvft company?" the housewife when »he wiu hlr- lag the nniv nutld. "Yes, mum; both ways." "What do you mean?" "So'» they'll come again, or stay »w»y." — The Columbian Crew. iDaily \VKATI II'. II Sunny ami • "M 'ins iififi IKM.TI r'nif and rnld :i;i:un t<»nit;ht wjlh Hie low about JO. oxci'pt 7.1-ro Id Hvr di'greoH in outlying section?.. To- inororw, fair but with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon and not quite so cold. "Dedicated To Community Public Service" TEMPKRATL'BE REPOBT Midnight, 24; 3 a. m., 21; 6 a. m., 19; 9 a. m., 20; noon, 32. VOL. LXIV, NO. 305 ESTABLISHED 1886 FRIDAY; DECEMBER 30, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Presfr 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Lewis Street Site Approved For New Housing Project Lumber Co. To Sell Land For $16,000 Stork Steals Santa's Smoke Mrs. John St. -John, the former Ann Whitcomb, of 119 Scott, street smiles happily as she holds her twin »on and daughter in her bed at St. Mary's hospital. The twins, Mary Ann, left and ,lohn Joseph, right, were born Christmas afternoon. The twins are the coiiple'ti 'irst .-hil- dren. John Joseph, who arrived at 4:14 o'clock Sunday, is nine minutes older than his ulster. ThieTHits Jackpot; Net7 I, M. V. P. Nomination Around The World In Brief Tops List In j Field Of Screwball i Crimes During '49 Hartford, Dec. 30— (U P>— If the Underworld League were to make a "most valuable player" award for 1949 it probably would go to the chap who removed $600 from a New Orleans theater safe during the picture, "Strike It Rich." And not far behind for the mythical crown -would be the optimistic thief who stole from a Kansas City, Missouri, flower shop, 521 -worth of grass seed and a lawnmower. The lineup for top honors in tho field of screwball crimes announced today by the Travelers Insurance companies of Hartford after a survey includes some nimble-fingered and nimble-brained crooks. For instance, there's the fellow who was looking out for his future when he stole nine burglar alarms from the car of a salesman in Newark. N. J., and the reptile lover who walked away with 23 alligators from a menagerie in Florida. Then there was the theft of 6.000.000 aspirin tablets from a drug company's warehbuste in Wallas, Tex. The company was not even able to salvage enough for its own headache. The heavy hitters in the "Crime for Pay" league included the crooks who lifted a government-owned bridge, stole 17 manhole covers from the streets of Detroit and spirited away a 200 pound granite tomb- etone. The brassiest bunch of burglars singled out in the insurance survey entered the qrffice of a company which manufactures burglarproof glass by smashing a glass door panel. Undisputed contender for the "Hall of Shame" were the two safecrackers who were grabbed by Athens, Ga., police 3" st as tne >' were mailing a postcard message to chums in Miami which said, "Business looks good here." Newly-Appointed Senator Criticizes Federal Excise Taxes Hartford. Dec. 30—(UP)—Connecticut's newly-appointed senator criticized federal excise taxes in his first public political appearance today Senator-designate William Bon- tnn of Southpiyt -said that the so-called luxury taxes are in many instances unsound. The former advertising executive said that he knew from his own business experience that production ha*j been hit hard by the 20-r.«r cent tax on finished goods. However. Benton added that the public must be tough-minded in facing up to the prospect that taxes go hand-in-hand with a balanced budget. "If we eliminate some of our excise taxes." said Benton. "we roust either cut the budget or levy other taxes to take their place." Turning to international affair?. Benton pledged his support of the Marshall Plan. He said that relief to Europe could not be ended now without jeopardizing the peace of the -world .But. he added. "I do not intend to imply that government loans to European governments must go on forever." (By United Press) TRAFFIC 1XEATHS Chicago—The National Safety Council says Americans are dying at tho rate of 100 a day in traffic accidents, and that il-.c nation's highway toll for this year, will reach an estimated 31,500 victims. This figure is POO fewer than traffic deaths last year. oOo RECOGNIZED 'New Delhi—The Government of India has become the first British commonwealth country to recognize the Chinese Communist regime. And official reports in London say Britain, Australln and New Zealand will do likewise on Jan. 7. oOo SUED Washington—Eastern Ainines has sued Bolivian Pilot Eric Hios Bridoux for $500,000. The suit charges the. pilot with 'recklessly" ramming an Eastern Airline- 'over a Washington airport In yn accident which took 55 lives -.in Nov. 1. STRIKE Milan, Italy—A three-hour genera! strike shut down manv industries in Milan today, but banks offices and shops did business as usual. The walkout -vas called by the Milan Chamber of Labor to protest against a clash involving police and steel wor<- ers in which six. workers were injured. oOo TO RUN BLOCKADE Hone Kong—Agents of the Is- hrandtsen shipping line says it will send three ships through the Chinese Nationalist blockade of Shanghai within the next month. The line is ignoring a State D«v partmcnt warning to American shippers to keep clear of all communist ports. Crew members of one of the ships say they don't want to do it, but have no other choice. oOo New Year's Celebrations Planned Here Churches List Programs; Many Dances Scheduled For a majority of Naugotuck residents the New Year's weekend will start tonight, with celebration* to continue for the long three-day holidny. Nearly all industrial plant workers will be dismissed from their places of employment after work schedules today, and will resume operations Tuesday, Jan. 3. At the U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant employes of the Waterproof rind Fabric Shoe departments were dismissed last Friday and will not i eturn to work until Tuesday. As was the case Christmas weekend. New Year's Day will he observed businesswisp Monday, as the actual holiday falls on Sunday. Most business OHtnblishmi.-i'V will cease operations Vomorni-A. Offices of the Town Hall, those in several other lines of business, the library, and banks will close today. Stores will closeltomorrov eve- j ning at 5:45 o'clock for the holiday weekend. Public and parn ;hial schools have been observing the usual holiday vacation period ;iml 'vill reopen classes Tuesday morning. The post office will be on holiday schedule Monday, with no in-town or rural deliveries of mails, but pick-ups and dispatching of mail will be on the usual schedule. Unlike Christmas, when families gather in homes to be together for the holiday eve, tomorrow night will see most people traveling tu places of amusement to dance an.l revel to celebrate the coming of the year 1950. Several dances are planned in the borough and arc expected to be largely attended. Many house parties nlso are planned, and in several Protestant churches midnight -watch serviies have been arranged. Church Vrofrrams On New Year's- Day Masses will be celebrated at 6, 7. 8, 9, 10 find 11 o'clock in St. Francis' Church, with he same musical programs to be presented by choirs and soloists as on Christmas Day. Masses New Year's Day at f5t. Hedwig's Church will be at 4, 6.SO, S, 9:30 and 11 o'clock, and in St. Mary's Church at 5, 7:30, 9:30 :md 11 o'clock. A New Year's Eve service will DC held tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Holy Savior Polish National Catholic Church. Services Sunday will be at 8 and 10:30 o'clock until further notice, according to the Rev. Frank Nieni.ec. At 1.1:15 o'clock tomorrow night at the Salem Lutheran church a midnight New Year's Eve watch night service will be held, with hymn singing and devotionals by the Rev. Donald L. Kent. A New year':-:: Eve party will be huld at the Hillside Congregational church ,and later in the evening at 11:15 o'clock a midnight watch service will take place, in charge of the Rev. Harry J. Ekstam. Monday open house will be held at the parsonage for all members and friends of the church. New Year's Day the traditional Girl Scouts Visit In New York City Nineteen Girl Scouts of Troop-34, St. Michael's Episcopal Church are shown boarding the 8:0» o'clock train yesterday morning for New Vork City where they snout tho day visitlnf. Radio City and the Empire State Buildings and other places of interest in the big city. The girls returned tn tin- borough last night. On the trip they were accompanied liy Mrs. George Schlosscr, Mrs. Donald Fowler, Mrs. Donald MacVicar and Mrs. ,lohn McGroary. Bowles Given Talbot Would Accept GOP Rent Control Nomination For Senator Assurances Welfare Supt. Expresses Thanks For Xmas Spirit (Continued on Page Six! AGREEMENT Saigon. Indo-China—An agreement has been signed setting up a virtually independent na.tive state of V'ict-Nam within the framework of the French union. The agreement was signed by the Frnnch-high-commissioncr in Indo-China and the chief of !.hn new anti-communist government. -•-oOo —Sppobil dlsroont on |l«iuor ny thr rasr lor >oor >'ew A"par'., party. City t'ark- »&<• Storr. T»l. «S»8.—ArtT, Paris—The diplomatic feud between France and Poland has resulted in violence. A bomb exploded at a door of the Polish embassy in Paris today. The blast damaged the building, but no one was seriously injured. Births ARCHAMBAULT—Watcrbury Hospital. Dec. 24, a second son and third child, Jean Joseph, to Mr and Mrs. Paul Archambault, Bris tol Terrace. Mrs. Archambault is the former Mary Brida. Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Russell Weaving, Meadow street, is n. patient at Harknes; Pavilion, Presbyterian Hospit.il New York. General Alarm Fire )rives 10 Torringtor Families To Street Tnrrington, Dec, 30—<UP1 -A irp destroyed a two story buck office, building in downtown Tor- intilon this morning 'inrl drove I" Jimilie.s from an adjoining apartment hniiMp into the HI rent. Tho h\a/.e. raged out of c-ir'rr.! for morn than three, hniii-n In he ow-Crff/.Ing temperature.'!. \ J.ITI- •riil nliii-in was Hounded und volunteer fire departments from ThoTi- aston, Burrville and Litthfiold helped Torrington firemen prevent the blaze from spreading to the apartment house. Fire Chief Edward F. Qoo-l,nan estimated damage at $250,000 MTU! launched an investigation to determine cause of the blaze. Nn ,,ne. was injured. Tenants in the adjoining dwelling were forced to evacuate thpir apartments as a. precautionary measure. They were allowed to return when the fire was brough'. under control. The destroyed building contained several offices and three stores. It. once housed the Alhambra theater—a Torrington landmark. —When yon shop In WntM'!mr.v CO t'i ll:xllc.v's first fur n comiilcli- solcctl in ol finality .ipplhuici'K und lmmi> fur- niMilnics al low prices,—Ally, Talks With Woods; Guaranteed No Premature Action Hartford, Dec. 30 — (UP) — Governor Bowles says he has received assurance from the housing expediter in Washington that there would be no premature action taken in Connecticut to decontrol rents. After a telephone conversation with Tighe E. Woods, the governor announced that he is satisfied that controls will not be lifted until the housing shortage is over.. When un .'innoiincemf;nt was made in Washington that rent ceilings may be removed in four Connecticut counties, Governor Bowles said I he was opposed because of the acute housing shortage. He warned that if controls were lifted in many towns, rents would soar. The governor said that he will do everything in his power to see that rent controls are not stripped off" in Connecticut until the housing shortage has 3ased. Plans announced in Washington called for ending rent controls in all of Windham and Tolland coun- | tics, in parts of Middlesex and Litchfield counties, unless local rent advisory boards can show within 20 i days that restrictions are still need- 'ed. The proposed lining of controls would not affect Middle-town, Cromwell, Purtlaml and East Hampton in Middlesex rminly ;ind Winsted, Torrington, Thomaslun, Watertown and Plymouth ty. in Litchfield Official Report On Pension Cost To Be Given Tues. cs;\ u;;:il urlt ;- pr-iinum My.Hlnm f< r ! I :< c M 1111 o y * • ;i will be .y c t up i .• i !.! i o Vfi y noiir fill ii IT. with Uin rn'.irc program, including co.st to the boronph, to bo explained by Russell Hooker, Hartford actuary, at a meeting of the Board of Warden and Burgnsse? Tuesday night at S o'clock in the Town Hall court room. Warden TJ;irry iU Carter trxlny said thai Mr. Hooker will ho in the borough Tuesday night with complete figures on the borou^li';- part in tho retirement plan, and i-hat he will explain the entire system. No indication has been given as to the cost of the program, but several borough officials havn expressed the opinion that tho pirn; will cost upwards to S60.000 to institute. Generosity Of Several Groups Cited By Anderson Superintendent of Public Welfare J. Rudolph Anderson today expressed his appreciation to the many organizations, clubs and school children "for their wonderful spirit in making the Christmas holiday a happy one for the families that our depatrment has contact with, and also the people at the Meadowbrook Home." The supcrinondent said, "I particularly want to point out the Christmas pageant presented by students of Central avenue school, under the dihection of Mrs. Fitzmaurice and Miss Meegan at the town farm. The improvised props, lighting effects and a true theatrical spirit were warmly accepted by those who witnessed the play. They certainly deserve a great deal of credit for their efforts." Mr. Anderson stated the following list includes those organizations, which took active part in the distribution of toys, food and clothing: Salvation Army, Naugatuck Lodge of Elks, U. S. Rubber Co Supervisors' club, Naugatuck Junior Woman's club, Naugatuck Wo m.in'rs club, Naugatuck Exchange club, Glendale Community club N;iug!ilur;k Council of Catholic Wo nun, N;iLic-:j.tuc:k Aorie of Eagles U. S. Rubber Co. Girls' club, Nau coun- gatuck R.otary club. Ladies' auxil iary of Crusader post, Veterans Foreign Wars, Philharmonics NaugutucK, Vic's Smoke shop. Borough May Have Two Places On GOP Ticket In 1950 Old Timers Banquet To Be Arranged By East Side Committee Memlinr.s of the Knai Sldn Ol rimers CMiib will moot Wnclncsda light at 8 o'clock in the cour room to make plans for tho an nual banquet honoring "old timers of the East Side. A committee wi he named at the meeting to wor on arrangements for banquet to b held in March or early April. MINOR FIKE Firemen wc.ro called out at 10 o'clock this afternoon to extifguis n grass fire on property owned b James Moore in back of the Put- tugupse Club, on Church street, according to Fire Chief John J. Sheridan. One pumper responded. The fire, which apparently spread from an incinerator, was quickly o.-:- tingui-shnd. —S(nri CVIT.V O:ih Fitrms .Vans". .'.It-ID lor imrninu rteM with <; re-;i Diisini'i-lx^d milk. Citl deliver} now,—Ailv.. — Ixm'i h't mil irr Is here. 1 KrH'ksoll Mnl< en ccli,—Artv, I wentliIT Ion) yon. Wins .v»)iir i-iir read)'.' I.el rs, 1411 IliilDier Avnr.ne, "Little Pro" basketball lules Listed Details concerning registration ' boys Interested in trying out jr the Little Pro Basketball cague and information concerning reliminary practice sessions vi-ro nnounced today by Bradford F.. mith, president of the Naug.itucic T's Men's Club, sponsors of ihe irogram. The regulations are is follow*?. 1. Any boy who is a resident ->f Naugatuck or Beacon Fall:;; or .vho is a fully paid member of the Naugatuck YMCA on Jan. 1, 1^50. .nd who is between the ages c,f line and 12, inclusive, on that day, ,'ill be eligible to register for try- iuts for the Little Pro BaskctDall League. 2. All applications must be marie i the official form and mu.it he Lceomprinied by the applicant's birth certificate. The birth certificate will be returned after being registered. 3. Applications must bo tuineO ,n at the desk at the YMCA prior to tho beginning of the :«v .vvl jsentativo practice session on Saturday, Jan. !•!. 1050. 1 In order to bo eligible to play Uip league, a boy must fi'.o n prnpi.'r application, must partic'pat > in ;»t lenst two of the three m-iu-• sessions which will be held on .Ian. 7, U anil 21 at tho YMCA. between tho hours of 1 ant ."..''(> it'c.Uiek nntl mu^t he present w!"-en I rains arc H(<leeted at ,'i n'r.lot k J:'i\ 21. 5. All applicants will i>r r.-'ile sunh clothing and equipment as is reccssary, including one towel, for the pra.ctine sessions. Those vho are ultimately selected for tho teams in the league will be provided with suitable trunks iir.d jprscys, but will be expected to provide such other equipment as is necessary. Registration blanks arc now available at the YMCA desk, Mr. Smith stated. He urged that boy.s fill out and return the forms as .soon as possible in order to ay'oiJ delays due to last-minute applications. Mr. Smith also announced thai. George F. Goodwin, Naujjnt'ick High School coach, has agroe.l to supervise during the Lhrt>e pn.' tice sessions. With the -announcement by Ally. Joseph E. Talbot that he will accept the Republican nomination for the Senate if it is offered, an interesting situation appears to be looming for the November 1950 election in the borough. Unless unforeseen developments occur in the meantime, the GOP ballot could carry as its Congres- About Thirty Homes Will Be Constructed By Local Housing Authority; State Provides Funds Purchase of approximately 12 icres of land on Lewis street for construction of about 30 new homes has been approved by the State Housing Authority Chairman T. Rex. Behrman cf the Naugatuck Authority announced to- 'lay. The land, owned by the Naugfi- u-.ck Lumber Co. has been the subject of negotiation by the locau Authority the past several we-eks. The State Authority has authorized the local group to pay $16,000 for the land and immediate step? will he taken to effect the |mr- chase, Mr. Behrman said. The State Authority has allocated $385.000 to Naugatuck for a second project. Nearly $500.000 has been assigned previously for th» construction of 40 homes, now being built in Naugawam Village. The Lewis street land owned by the Naugatuck Lumber Co. includes about 24 acres. About half the land will be acquired for tbo housing project. The housing site fronts on Lewis street near Snencer street, forming an el running north to the vicinity of Francis and Russell streets. Mr. Behrrroin mid he expected the land transaction would be completed right after the first of the year, with other steps toward the building of about 30 houses to follow immediately. The local Housing Authority has more than 200 applications for homes on file. Fourteen homes in Naupawam are expected to be ready before February 1 and an additional 12 about March I. Tenants have already been selected for the first 14. Mr. Behrman said the local Authority considered several (possible building s'trs before agreeing on •he Lewis street tract. He said it we 3 a highly desirable site for building, having ready access to all utilities and being- of moderate terrain. The state has set a Feb. IS deadline for the awarding of contracts for new housing projects.. Mr. sional candidates, Mr. Talbot and Representative James T. Patterson, both Republicans. The former Fifth District Repre- Behrman said he was confident the deadline would be met. Houses under construction at Xaugawam are expected to set a pattern for the new project. The new site will take over an area used each season as a ideat- ing rink by youngsters of the Neighborhood. It. will not however, occupy the land used as a softba.ll diamond. The land was purchased from I. O. Sincerbox about five years -.?o by the Naugatuck Lumber Co. JOSEPH E. TALBOT FOB SENATOR? yesterday disclosed his candidacy for the Republican nomination for United States senator in 1950. When questioned. "Would you accept the Republican nomination for the Senate if it were offered?", ho replied, "Yes, provided it did no', involve n convention con! esl." Ally. Talbot was qupstionr.il whether hr referred to tbn six-year Hermit* nominnlion in opposition to (hi! prospective! Democratic nominee, Senator Brien McMahon. or the two-year Senate nomination, against the probable Democratic nominee, Senator-designa.te William (Continued on Page Six) Roof Steel Arrives For Central Avenue Elementary School The long-awaited roof steel for the new Central avenue elementary school has arrived and is being erected today by workmen, it was •innouncecl today by J. Nelson Judy, chairman of the board of education and the building committee of •.he Naugatuck Planning Commission. Chairman Judy said that the steel, delivery of which had been delayed because of the recent steel •strike, apparently was delivered sometime this week. Construction of the building had been held up pending delivery of the beams. ACCirSATION Charleston. W. Vn. The \yV.'<> Virginia Con] As,«*nri;tl ion nr ruses John 1-. l^owis of slo'.-'u-.;; down mino production to b< jr ">rri- 'V.omplete master" of the i:-.d'i*- try. In their monthly publication, the operators charge that '.r.c United Mine Workers chief imports men who bow to his will as district union leaders. Naugatuck 1949 As tho year 1 !>-}•!) draws 1o a i-losc it's n'n'o to rffloet iipon.iill thill's happened in Niiujratuck. A survey -if the ye;ir-iii-hnel' appears in today's issue of The Nautra- iuck News. And tomorrow—waU'h for H -pictorial rt-vicvv ol' ]!)4() in The Naugatuck News,

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