Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 30, 1949 · Page 5
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 5

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, December 30, 1949
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Two Navy Admirals Retired In Shuffle Of Top Commands (By United Press) The Navy high command h-is announced a drastic shuffle of top- ranking admirals. Included in the shakeup are tv-'o of the nation's most famous sea- dogs—William H. P. Blandy and Tho-mas Kincaid. dmira] Biar.dv •wilt step down on Feb. 1 from tne command of the Atlantic fleet. His successor will be Vice-Admiral William Fechtler. a deputy r.hlt.f of naval operations. As for Admiral Kincaid. he will bow out on May 1 as commander of the eastern sea frontier. Vice-Admiral O-=car Badger will succeed him in this post. Capt. Arleigh Burke—a storm center of the Navy's recent fight against unification—was amcnr; 23 captains promoted to rear Td- ^nira:!s. Burke headed the mysterious ''Operation 23" which mascer- minded the Navy's unification battle. His promotion has given hope lo other naval officers that their careers will not suffer because they fought unification. The most outspoken > t the Navy captains who opposed unification, John Crommelin, was not promoted. In San Francisco Bay, Crommelin told The United Press that General MacArthur aivl Admiral Ernest King are both on written record as disapproving consolidation of the Army r.<nd Navy. Crommelin quoted a letter he said was written by Mac'Arihuv in 1932 to a congressman. The letter strongly opposed the idea of armed forces unification. Crcni- melin also quoted from a memo against unification which he says Admiral King addressed to the joint chiefs of staff in 1945. YULE TREE FIRE LEVELS TOWN'S BUSINESS DISTRICT Y COUNCIL The Naugatuck YMCA Industrial Council will hold its regular seTjl'(monthly luncheon -meeting-, next Tuesday noon in the YMCA cafeteria. President Thomas J. Dillon will preside. Reports will be submitted by cha.irmen of various oustanding committees. including the committee in charge of the Dusty All-Stars, New York i Cover Girls basketball game, to be played Jan. 18, at the Y. For Boys' & Men's Wear 60 Bank St., AVaterbury PRE-INVENTORY MARKDOWNS!! All boys' winter apparel, now reduced! Including 1 our entire stock of the following: for little boys—sizes 4 to 12 for young men—sizes 14 to 20. * Overcoats •Winter Jackets * Snowsuits * Overcoat Sets •Ski Pants 25% OFF FIREMEN POUR WATER ON THE RUINS of what once was the Post Office in Hyndman, Pa. The blaze, which leveled the town's business section, started when a Christmas tree in the home of Seiners Fisher caught lire. Fisher's wife, Corinne, 60, died in the blaze, and he was critically hurt. At least 62 persons were Injured *iid made homeless. The damaeo was estimated at aDoroximately $1.000.000. (International Soundnhotot Conway Hits Union Leaders For Support Of Governor Bowles (By United Press) A spokesman for the Republican Party in Connecticut has told union leaders that their opposition to the GOP in the last election amounted to a "disservice' to union members. House Leader George C. Conwav of Guilford chastized the union men for their out and out support of Bovernor Bowles. The critic'sm —it was learned—came after union leaders failed to convince Conwav that a special legislative session was necessary to liberalize un«m- ^loyment compensation payment?. But Secy. John J. Drlsr<o!l of the state CIO council has an an swer to Conway's criticism. He said labor had little choice but to back Governor Bowles. Dris.toll charged that the Republicans set up too many roadblocks in the way of labor legislation \\h:le Bowles favored proposals backed by labor for many years. Information For Veterans Q—What happens to -the dividend on a National Service Life Insurance policy where the insured has been adjudged incompetent? A—The NSLI dividend will be paid to the veteran's legal representative. Q—My husband has been attending school under the GI Bill. What happens if his marks are low and his progress is unsatisfactory. A—He may receive the assistance of VA's educational and guidance service in an endeavor to cor- j reel those factors which may be contributing to his deficiency. But lie is obliged to meet the requirements of the school if he wishes to continue his course there. Q—My husband, an honorably discharged World War II veteran, has been suffering from a slight ailment which may become serious. If he should need hospitalization, how long will he have to-Wait before he is admitted ?A—Ordinarily, if his disability is service-connected, he will not have to v.'ait to receive hospitalization. If he has a non-service-connected ailment and he is an emergency case, he is admitted immediately, provided he is eligible for hospital- izaticm. But if he has a non-service-connected ailment that is not emergent, he must wait until a bed is available. Housing Authority Certifies 700 For Home Ownership Plan Hartford, Deo. 30—(UP)—The Stall.' FtouHing Authority has certified 700 Connecticut families as eligible to buy homes under the the .state's home ownership program. Certificates of eligibility were mailed to the families meaning that requirements for ytate mortgage loans were met. But Chairman George E. Can- of the State Housing Authority says the certificate i;? not a guarantee thai, the family will rcroive a stato mortgage. Eligible families stiH have to qualify under Federal Housing Administration credit and F-IT-A loan standards. Carr 'we forl thai receiving certificates will be ;i bright spot of Nev/ Year's cheer in many homes this week-end." Some 1,800 additional applications arc being processed. The S30,- OOO.OOO home ownership program calls for about 4,000 state mortgage loans. Senator-Designate Benton Speaks Today (By United Press) Senator-Designate William Benton of Southport—an unknown in .state politics until his appointment by Governor Bowles—will meet business, civic and democratic leaders today in Hartford. This afternoon, Benton will be rjuest of honor at a luncheon for business and civic leaders. Tonight he will speak at a meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee. j Q—I am a World War II veteran I with a service-connected disability. Is there a.ny deadline in connection wiLh my entitlement to National Service Life Insurance? A If your disability was incurred in service between Oct. 8, 19-10 and Sept. 2, 1945. and is less than total ! in decree, it will be disregarded in j determining eligibility under the j health requirements fcr NSLI pur- • poses, provided you apply before Jan. 1. 1950. YOU READ IT IN THE NEWS - - - Now Here's The Book. HOW TW PLAY $L •*'*! WILLIAM i. McKENNEY Service Available At NEWS Office THE |Qc COPY Youth Returns Home, Welcomed By Police (IJv UtiitPd l'rf»is) It was far fiom H welcome home for 18-yca.r-o'.d Michael Knivisto of Moosup when he returned to Connecticut after a two-year ab.vonce. The youth hardly had said hello to his friends when he. was nrrest- cd by state troopers. He. is charged with stpnlin.q; an automobile, b)'e-\k- inp and entering and theft. According to police, Koiv into stole nn automobile ind broke int., a store in Gilcad in 19-17 and then went South. During- his absence from Connecticut, police said Koivisto escaped Irfoni a training school in Washington and served a term at the federal penitentiary in Chlllicolhc, Ohio. Youth Dies After Visit To Doctor (By United Press) A Warehouse Point youth ctic-d on his 17th birthday shortly nfu*r he had been treated by a doctor for a sinus condition. Ricaard Ear! Blancy was a high school senior. Shortly after Hie hard returned homo from, the doctor's office, his brother summoned a neighbor for help. A doctor was called, biit when he arrived the youth was de.'itl. Report Settlement In Civil Action A $15,000 suit by four plaintiffs against Walter L. 'JPiurek. New- Haven, has been withdrawn from Watcrbury Sulperior Court after settlement out of court. The suii wois .based on an auto acciden March 26 in New Haven. Plaintiffs were Thomas H. Fitz gerald and Lucille B. Fitzgerald Naugatuck, who asked $2,500 anc $5,000 respectively and Allana (M iPease and Walter S, Pea-e, Mid cflcbury, who sought $2,500 an $5,000 respectively. The four plain iiiffs were in VPea-sefs car when It was allegedly istruck by Piurek'i car. No disclosure was made o settlement terms. Retires After 59 Years With Company (By United Pre«s) Thnmpsonvillc, Dec. 30—(Up) — A. 72-year-old worker at the Hige- low-Sanford Carpet Co. retired, today after 59 years of employment at t.he firm. Sidney Blowen says he started working at the carpet plant 'when he was 13 years old. His two brothers, 76-year-old Harry Blowen and 75-year-old Arthur, are still employed. They each have 62 years' service. Churchelow Given $1,000 Compensation Michael Chui chelow, 90 May avenue, will receive payment of ?],COO -for injuries sustained July 20 when he fell from the roof of a Waterbury building to the bank of the. NaugRturk river, accoi'dinir to a stipulation approved by Workman's Compensation Commissioner Harry Krasosv. Churche.'ow was errt'loyed by the Eagle Roofing Co. and fell from a scaffolding to the river hank while painting at the Watcrbury Petroleum Co. Churchelow sustained injuries to his back and spine. The stipulation specified that payment of $332 for hospital and doctor's bills will be made from the compensation settlement. Hugging Woman Lifts $130 From Wallet Two hugs from a strange worn an cost 72-year-old Arthur Crom/p- ton $130. He said he involuntarily submitted to what the woman called' a "rheumatism cure" an then found that the money wa~ missing from his wallet. Crompton said he met the worn an when she asked him for dlrec tions to a church. While they talk ed, Blhe told him she could cur rheumatism (by hugging. Withou further ado, the strange woma hugged the elderly gcnUman twice After she left; jCjwnpton dis covered hilsi- wallet was empty. Police believe that the woman removed the wallet from his pocke and took the money on the firs hug and returned the empty wa let on the second embrace. FORTUNE MOVED Talpeh, Formosa—Ten Chinese civil air transport planes are shuttling buck and forth between Manila and Taipeh, Formosa, to move $10,000,000 In Chinese s'l- ver coins to Nationalist headquarters. The money will be delivered to thf Central Bank of China for safekeeping, NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 1<M»—PAGE Acting to End Bias WE ARE NOW FEATRING THE FAMOUS Wellington Pipe One we are proud to offer our good friends— the pipe smokers!! VIC'S SMOKE SHOP CHURCH STREET — NAUGATDCK Better get a NEW GOODYEAR BATTERY PAUL SHELL STATION "At The Traffic Ught" Union City Oppn I>:iily ~ A.M. to 12 Miilnlgh Our New FORD Service Organization Service and Parts Department Manager—Edwin H. Johnson • Service Salesman—John Monroe Mechanical Supervisor—-Stephen Luskay, Jr. Paint and Body Shop—Glenn Adams Ford Trained Mechanics Raymond Bell Philip Rowland Michael Capolupo Robert Braunsdorf Welder and Machine Shop Operator— Andrew Richardson Dependable NAFCO Service for 21 Years — Better Now Than Ever — "Bring Your Ford Home for Service" The Naugatuck Fuel Co. New Britain Officer Helps Beat Mr. Stork New Britain, Dec. 30—(UP)—A. New Britain policeman beat the stork today in a race to the hospital. Mrs. Stanley Sobulewski was being driven to the New Britain General hospital by her husband. Traffic was heavy. Sobulewski saw a police cruiser driven by Officer Nicholas Lashenka and asked him to escort their car to the hospital. Less than an hour later, Mrs. So- bulewski gaye birth to a daughter. Mother and child, together with pappa and the policeman, are reported doing fine. 87 CHURCH ST. TEL. 5236 U.S. SOLICITOR General' Philip B. Perlman is pictured in New York with Miss Helen Hall, director of Jie Henry Street Settlement, rol- owing his announcement of President Truman's decision to halt lousing discrimination. In the future the Federal Housing Administration will not aid building nco> (ects where occupancy or u»e would be restricted on the basis of race, treed or colrw < International} Five Priests Hurt In Ashford Crash Ashford. Dec. 30—<UP)—A soldier is under arrest this morning for reckless driving following a head-on automobile collision in which five rprions ond a sen-ice- man were injured: The five out-of-state p.-iests and a soldier from Massachusetts were hospitalized but they are not in serious condition. One of the cars •was driven by Robert Hall of South Sullivan, N. H. Police said he swerved into a lane of cncoro- ing traffic and struck the priests' car. Candy Store Fire Caused By Winds Danbury, Dec. 30—(UP)—A small fire broke out in a candy store today. Here's the way fire officials said it occurred: A short circuit was caused when a strong gust of wind blew a sign against some electric wiring lead- Ing to the inside of the store. Buenos Aires—Australia. British South Africa, Argentina and the U. S. are the four greatest wool growing countries. SANITY" TEST Frankfurt, Germany—A United Stati-x court in Frankfurt bM ordered a sanity t*-«t for Mr*. Yvette Madscn, who is accused of murdering her Air Force husband. The motion to have her take the t«st wan made by her lawyer over her objections. oOo HEADS COMMITTEE W. B. Kirkendall of Bcebi street, a member of the Wa*.e.-bury Lions Club, is chairman of the arrangements committee for the 2!ith anniversary of the club, which will be celebrated at i Gir- ncr Feb. -1 at the Country Club of Waterburv. ^ ENCJELMAN'S | BOYS' and GIRLS' COATS AND LEGGING SETS SI2ES 1 TO 16 REDUCED! SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS! OFF AND GIRLS ENTIRE STOCK BOYS' and GIRLS' SNOW SUITS SIZES 1 TO 16 REDUCED

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