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Weather ' Cloudy and cooler, light showers this afternoon. Cloudy, occasional light rain tonight. Tuesday, rain and little, change in temperature. , TEMPERATURE REPORT (By Bristol Recorder) Midnight/. 50; 3 a. in-., 50; 6 a. m., 48; 9 a. m., 56; noon, 58. Operation Charter Revision The issue o£ charter revision will .be placed squarely before Naugatuck residents tonight in the first of three public hearings to be held in tlio high school auditorium. Intelligent debate, for and against recommendations included in-the revision proposed by the Charter Study Committee, will afford! opportunity for greater, understanding, the key to positive deliberation and action. In all"the preliminary discussions heard to date, with controversial sections violently opposed and strongly upheld by opponents and proponents, one factor has predominated. There has-been general agreement that charter revision is desirable and necessary. • '•'''' ' ' • The, Charter Study Committee has presented to the borough for its consideration a docuinent< that represents an organized' study taking almost four years, b'y qualified men and women. Their efforts were motivated by a highly commendable civic interest, nodi/ing more or less. It has cost the borough nothing, while p,ther communities have paid lawyers and other professionals as much as $30,000 for similar performance. The present charter, with amendments, has been in effect since 1895. The latest printing of the present charter "was in 1907, and few copies are available. Few residents, in fact, are really acquainted with its provisions. Naugatuek obviously has outgrown many of the charter restrictions and requirements that were considered applicable and proper more than half a century ago when they were written. Thus, it would be shamefiiJ should the current improvement effort be completely lost because of disagreement on lesser portions, when a majority of the recommendations meet with no opposition. -,j From the very beginning of public discussions we have stressed! the desirability of compromise on the controversial issues. Nothing that has been said or cloue by either side has closed the door to that compromise, and it would be eminently advantageous to the community should the effort be directed strongly in that direction at the meeting tonight. . It's up to the middleman, the individual who has sided' neither with the Charter Revision Committee, nor with the Organized Opposition.. It is. he, in goodly numbers, who tonight could initiate-the effort'to bring the two sides together in an atmosphere of understanding, give-and-take agreement, leading .16-the best possible solution of oar.present charter di- leinma. . ; .. " "If Naugatuek as'a community is to keep pace with its, progress in ''industry, population, and potential tax income, its charter must: be amended!. ,'••• More than that, it must give serious consideration to a one-step operation that will,not only establish a taore modern and aclhpaWo system of government, but at the same time identify 'itself Vs "a'-'city." " . . ..The.firiaIt3ecision.Ts neither in the hands of the Charter Revision .Committee nor the Organized Opposition. It is up to : you, : and you, aiid-you, the independent who sees real logic in the arguments of both sides. Salem Lodge Sends Four To Grand Lodge Meetings In N. H. Four members of Salem lodge, No. 136, A. F. & A. M., will represent the lodge at the 163d annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. A. F. & A. . Wed. nesday and Thursday at Masonic Temple, 285 Whitnuy avenue, New Haven. The sessions open in the morning at 10 o'clock. The annual Grand Lodge dinner be held tomorrow eveping at New 7 o'clock in the Hotel Ttttt, Haven. . ,=;•, ^ Representing the local lodge will be Luther W. Tooker, worshipful John R. Lenners, senior Wilfred H. Kirk, junior master; warden; warden, and Edwin C. Milier. afuck BatUj "Dedicated To Community Public Service" Vol. LXVI, No. 78. ESTABLISHED 1885 MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1951 Leased Wire Service of the United Pr*,ss 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Froehlich, Mengacci Quit • ' * ' - ^Bl^r •• - . ^*' , Prospect Resident it-And-Run Car Victim Is "Fair" Frank Pisani, 75, of Cheshire road, Prospect, is reported in fair condition at St. Mary's hospital, where:he is under treatment for a head injury, which resulted when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Route 68 last night. State Trooper George Bartholomew of the Bethany Barracks is investigating the accident. Police said Mr. Pisani was found lying in the road by an unknown passing motorist. There is still no information on the hit-and-run car, according to police. Open Debate Tonight On Charter Plan Six Speakers Named To Give Opposing Views The first of three scheduled public hearings to be held this month on the proposed borough charter revision will take place'thin evening in the Naugatuck High school auditorium beginning at 8 o'clock. The session will open with a brief debate in which three proponents of the measure, Atty. Joseph E. Talbot, Atty. Lawrence J. Matzkin and Postmaster Frank T. Green, and three opponents, • William Brush. Clifford Owens and Atty. Martin L. Came, participating. Henry T. Moeckel, Jr., will serve as moderator. Following the debate, the issue will be open-to discussion from the floor. The proposed charter revision was recommended to the General Assembly by the Charter Study Committee of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, and public hearing held before the Cities and Boroughs Committee of the Legislature in Hai-^'ord March 13. An opposition movement has been developed in the so-called "outside" district, with the principal objection being the proposed single tax district. Other hearings scheduled are Monday evening, April 16 and 30 in the high school auditorium. High St. Woman Dies In Hospital After Brief Illness Mrs. Josephine (Bogdanowicz) Bojko, wife of. Joseph < Bojko, 730 High street, died Saturday afternoon in St. Mary's hospital, following a brief illness. A native of Poland, she had been a resident of Naugatuck for 26 years, -and prior to that time lived in New York city for 15 years. She was a communicant of St. Hedlwig'a church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Peter Licnikas of Naugatui k; a son, Joseph Bojko of Beacofi'Falls; a sister, Stephanie Rutkowski of Poland, and two grandchildren. Funeral services'" will be held tomorrow morning at 8:15 o'clock from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 240 North Main stre'et, to St. Hedwig's church, where a high Mass Carrier Operations (NEA Telephoto) '• -Friendly Koreans carry liberated Tank prisoners of war down : -i from the hills near Seoul: Pic. Ellis Wadley of Leachvilte, Ark., was '.i freed by a C. S. tank outfit after being in Red hands since Jan. 1. ^ (Photo by C.S. Army)' ... —Tfce ptrfeet low 1 , in milk. See tkat your lamBy »»s plenty of milk Iron Great Oak Farm. T--lci>lioce i019.—Adv. —"Greatest cor on the roail."—That's the popular thought for the 1951 Stuclc- Ijaker. See it at Erlcksou Motors.—Adv. The tops of two cars are visible as the Bronx RKerY elePh ° tO) -«• " t Jrr k J™ ke9 " ke Venice after a 24-hour rainstorm Eastern U. S. Bronxville was hit with two inches of rainfall. Report Darby Candidate For Treas. John Z. Darby of Hillside avenue, a teller at the Naugatuck Nat- lOnal Bank, is expected to be nom- nated as 'borough treasurer by the Republican party, when it conducts ts town convention Wednesday evening, April 11. ' Mr. Derby Is reported seeking. ;he nomination for the post, now ield by Norman H. Wood. Mr. Wood was appointed as borough treasurer to fill the uriexpired term of William R. Moody, when he •noved his residence to Woodbury. Mr. Wood has stated that he is not nterested in renomination. On the Democratic side, Donald Lack Of Patronage Cuts Late Beacon Falls Bus Selectmen ToW 11:30 Schedule Again Taken Off Btacon Falls Pinesbridgre The on-again, off-again" late evening C R & L bus to Beacon Falls, out of Waterbury at 11:80 'p. m:, has. been discontinued, according to a notification received by .the Board of 'Selectmen 'from Curtis W. Lancaster, .superintendent . of the Watorbury division of the company. Mr. Lancaster stated'that the service has been, discontinued'due to lack of patronage, and went into -effect yesterday, April 1. . A detailed report was sent with the -notification of curtailment, in which Mr. Lancaster reported that when the Ibus resumed the late evening: ' run on February 26, there were no passengers beyond Naugatuck after March 7. The report shows that'on B'ebraUTy 26 there was one. passenger to Beacon Falls;' February 27, one; February 28, one; March 1, three, but two of the passengers had boarded the bus by error, thinking it was the Intercity bus to Ansonia; March 3, 'none; March March 2, none; 4, none; March 5, one; March 6; two, again in error; and from March 7 through 25, there were no Beacon Falls passengers. In December ol last year, the bus company curtailed their half hour service following the 6 o'clock bus, to .hourly service. Weekly Menu Lunches to be served at the Cen- of requiem will be celebrated at 9 | ter sch001 cafeteria this week have o'clock. Burial will be in St. James' ^ ee , n a ^ nouncd is follows by Mrs. cemetery. Friends may'call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o'clock. Lindquist Reported In Good Condition Carl J. Lindquist, 48, 155 Walnut street, was reported" in good condition by Waterbury hospital this morning. He was injured Saturday afternoon while, cutting a maple tree at 48 Woodland avenue, the hospital said. He received a contusion and a fracture of the right shoulder. He was taken to the hospital in the community ambulance by Patrolman John Hanley. Plans Western Plant Bridgeport, April 21—(UP)—The General Electric Co. is planning a multi-million-dollar • plant somewhere in the middle west. The company announced this afternoon that the plant will be used for war goods production, but later will be converted to appliance output. The firm has no ^intention of abandoning- its present Bridgeport facilities. Deaths FOSTER—Mrs.'M. Aunie. Foster of 277 South Main street, Seymour, in Seymour, March 31, 1951. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Leslie O. Jensen Funeral Home, 52 State street, Ansonia. Burial in family plot in Union cemetery, Seymour. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 o clock. BOJKO—In Waterbury, March 31, 1951, Mrs. Josephine Bojko. of 730 High street, Naugatuck. Funeral Tuesday morning at 8:15 o'clock from Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 240 North Main street, to St. Hedwig"s church at 9. Burial in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening from 2 to and 7 to 10 o'clock. been announcd Ruth Cheskey: Today: Chicken noodle soup, ham and pickle sandwich, gingerbread with whipped cream, raisin bread and butter, milk. Tuesday: Frankfurt on a roll, carrot sticks; baked beans, vanilla icebox pudding. milk, Wednesday: Stuffed fresh shoulder, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, bread and butter, milk, jello. Thursday: Shepherd's pie, bread and butter, sliced peaches, milk, pickles. Friday: Fish fillet with Spanish sauce, potato chips, tossed green salad, rye bread and butter, milk, cocoanut cream pudding. Permit Issued Town Clerk Francis X. Doiron has issued a building permit to John Mis, Feldspar avenue, for alterations on his home in the amount of $150. Red Cross Fund Drive Continued The Naugatuck Red Cross financial drive has .been extended, through, the month of April, John J. Carr, chairman, announced this morning. The drive opened the first of March, with a quota of $28,200 set. -With' the present' world situation, '-it is felt by the chairman that the drive has to be continued'to meet the quota. At this time, 61 per cent of the local quota has been subscribed, or a total;,of $17,329.93'. .'"- >" : . Local, Beacon Falls Residents' Brother sin Devon Selectmen's Meeting The Board of Selectmen will meet Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the town hall. Frank P. Brennan, 65, a native of Naugatuck, died suddenly Saturday, morning, at. his home.'on Naugatuck avenue, Devon, after suffering a heart attack. He" was the, son of the late Patrick J. and Ellen "(Leary) Brennan. Employed as an expeditor at a Bridgeport firm, at one time he was a member of the editorial staff of The Bridgeport Post. While residing -'in/the Waterbury and Waterville area, he served as general superintendent of the Pilling Brass Co., and the Connecticut Brass Co West Cheshire. He was employed in Naugatuck by the Goodyear Rubber Glove Co., and later opened a tea and coffee business. He was prominent in the borough during his younger days as a sprinter in track and field events and won many awards. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Josephine (Ryan) Brennan, Devon; two sons, Ronald of Dallas, Texas, and Francis Brennan, Jr., Milford postmaster; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Stantqn of Hamden; 'three brothers, William L. Brennan, Beacon Falls; Martin W. Brennan, New York city .and John J. Brennan, Wingdale[ N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Samuel I. Lyons and Miss Margaret Brennan both of Naugatuck. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning from the Smith Funeral Home, Milford, with buria in Devon. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening. Special Meeting April 8 The Board of Selectmen have issued a call at a special town meeting, slated Monday evening, April 9, at the town hall at 7:30 o'clock, to take action on the proposal of the bill of the Bridgeport Hydraulic company to construct a reservoir and dam in the Quaker Farms area of Oxford. On Sunday, First Selectman Fred R. Bice of .Oxford; David T. Schreiber, head of the Oxford opposi^- tion group, State Representative Clara O'Shea, and First Selectman Frank Semplenski discussed the matter. The bill will coine up .for hearing on Tuesday, April 10 in Hartford. Members of opposition .groups from various towns in the 17th" District will be present at the Monday town meeting to discuss and explain details.. Births, ASHMORE-^-A girl, their first child, : Boiinie Jeanne, to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Ashmore, 24 Tolles square, March 30 in Waterbury hospital. Mrs. Ashmore is the for- mei Teanne Harvey. • JOHN Z. DARBY Cowan and Joseph L. Dinneny have stated 'their interest , in becoming candidates for the office. Shepherd Lodge Conduct Session Past Masters Night will be observed by Shepherd, lodge, No. 78, A. F. & A|; M., tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock' in: Masonic Temple, according to Worshipful Master Frederick C.! Montrose. All chairs will' be occupied by Past Masters, 'arid those serving will confer the Master Masons degree on a class- of candidates. Worshipful Brother Herbert E. Warner will serve as worshipful master, with other officers to be: Harry L. Carter, senior, warden; John U. Ferris, junior warden; F. Floyd Wooster, senior deacon; John Bona, junior deacon; Fred Melbourne, secretary; Robert Reiter, junior steward; Albert Hermonat, senior steward; Fremont Hoadley, chaplain; Harold P. Baldwin, marshal. The officers will be assisted by Worshipful Brothers Frederick Lorenson, Walter Davis, .Edward Gerber, Charles P.- Rpdenbacah and Eugene H. Ellis. Run; Fellows BULLETINS ( By United Press) RUBBER CUT Washington—The government has banned spare tires for new : cars and has cut civilian supplies of rubber for April by an additional five per.cent. The National Production Authority ordered rubber saved by the elimination of spare tires be used in tires for trucks, tractors and farm equipment. • NEW I'ltOGRAMS Bonn, Germany—The western occupation powers have set up a new program designed to speed Germany's participation in the defense of Europe. The policy includes the lifting of post-war bans aaginst many German industries and major concessions to.,, the German operators of the Ruhr Steel and -Coal industries. , RECRUIT WOMEN . Hong. Kong—Official 1 : Communist.: reports reaching' - Hong Kong say Red, China; is recruiting .gun- toting wpmeh--'tovhelp fight anti- Communist activity arid to carry out local -.•policeand sentry duties. The' women Will be 'equipped with' rifles, bandoliers and army trousers and" jackets: • STRONG POSITION Washington —Treasury Secretary John Snydcr has told the House Ways/and Means committee- 'the -government Is in such a strong financial 'position it' may be ab!e to cut down on the $16,- 500,000;00fr it says it needs In new taxeS; Snydcr says that because <of unexpected revenues, the government- probably, can get by with; only. $10,000,000,000 more. -CRISIS TO COME Tokyo- -— The United Nations commander in Korea, Lieut. Gen. Matthew Ridgway, says he believes .the Korean fighting- will grow harder and that the UN "has not yet 'come to a crisis." However, In an Interview in "Stars and Stripes," Rldgway says he is confident the UN. will meet and overcome the crisis when it conies. U.C. Man In Serious Condition After fall Joseph E. Bisialski, 49, 38 Greenwood avenue, Union City, was reported in poor condition this morning by St. Mary's hospital. His name is on the danger list. He is under treatment for a skull fracture received in a. fall on Bank street, Waterbury late Saturday night. Mr. Bisialski was being assisted from a restaurant on Bank street, police said, when he allegedly turned around to swing at the man assisting him. According to police, Bisialski, who apparently had been drinking, lost his balance when he swung, fell backwards and landed on his head. Waterbury detectives 'Tjiomas Fiore and Henry F. Byrnes conducted the preliminary investigation which is being continued by County Detective Thomas^F. Laden and Coroner William F. "Jones. Borough Resident's Mother Dies At Home Mrs. M. Annie,Foster, 74, widow of Joseph W. Foster and mother of Mrs. John H. Tifft of Naugatuck, died Saturday afternoon at her home,- 277 South Main street, Seymour, following; an illness of several months. Born Sept. 8,'1876 in Shelton, the daughter of the late Edwin and Sarah (Davis) Piper, she had been a resident of Seymour for more than 50 years, taking up residence there at the time of her marriage. A member of Trinity Episcopal church, Seymour, she also belonged to the Daughter's of; St. George, the Rebekah lodge of Seymour, and was a charter member of the E. and S. club '' '" Besides Mrs Tifft, she is survived by a son, Henry Foster of Seymour, two i brothers, William Piper of Sheltoif and, Fred Piper of St. Petersburg 1 , Fia, four grandchildren, Joyc^e Foster of Seymour; Pvt. Robert *Foster stationed 'at Fort Devens,' Mass.; Mrs. William Olayos of Guilford, and Janet Tifft of Naugatuck, and several nieces and nephews. Funeal services 'will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Leslie O. Jensen Funeral Home 52 State street; : 'Ansonia, Burial will be in the family- plot in Union cemetery, Seymour. Friends may pall at the funeral home this evening from 7 to o'clock. Stamford Holding Mayoralty Election (By United Prses) Stamford holds its mayoralty elec- ion today, with the outcome expected to hinge on the independ"- ant vote cast. Republican Nominee Samuel F. 3 ierson faces Democrat Thomas F. Juigley, a businessman making his "irst bid for public office. Pierson, a 36-year-old real es- -ate and insurance executive, had a stiff fight in the GOP primary. What inroads this will make on his vote is not known, but in recent years the Republcans have prevailed. —When In'need ol Furniture. or Htw«e Furnishings, think ol Hartley's, Wnter- hury's great tnrnitnre »t6re, serrlng the local populace lor many years.—AdT. CROSS PAHALLJEL Tokyo — Tank-led American patrols have crossed the 38th parallel in Korea for the third straight day. They probed at least two miles into North Korea before returning to their main lines just south of the border on the western front. Jankowski Names Delegates In 1st Ward Primary; Mariano Reports Carter To Be GOP Candidate Two candidates bowed out of tho field, for the warden's nomination on the Democratic ticket yesterday afternoon at the 22nd annual First Ward Democratic club duck diiuieu State Representative Adam Men- gaci and George T. Froehlich, president of Local 45, United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America, CIO, pulled out ol the race. About 75 attended. GEORGE FELLOWS, borough :ourt clerk, who has been prominently mentioned for the nomination, did not take advantage of the opportune, time .to announce his candidacy, merely' speaking on generalities and' predicting a Democratic victory in the May 7 biennial election. Hat in Ring Last night, George W. Hanslcit, 37 Goodyear avenue) .a sponge operator at the U.'S: Rubber Co., footwear plant, threw.,his hat into .the ring for/ the Democratic nomination for warden. A resideht,of the first ward, he said that -he had "talked to different •Democratic leaders m the first and second . wards," and:-addedi -"With all of these investigations I'm going on the policy of honesty:" < A native of the borough,' he.'bas-'-never'- sought political' office'''before''!" " ""' . SOME -OBSERVERS believe First Ward Burgess 3': Francis Cullen, is 'interested in the nomination P^I^.^^^-^WiV'J; don't think so." Other sources'.btlieve that Mr Fellows; will-,be .the party's candidate despite his failure to'announce his candlflacjr yesterday. Mr. .Cullen; has- a, battle, on : his hands' In-': the 'first ward caucus Wednesday night in the Naugatuck High school'-auditorium. Matthew Jankowski,of.Scott street, and Pasquale .Mastrppietro of Goodyear avenue,, are candidates for the burgess- nomination, Jankowski Slate Mr. Jankowski .has announced his slate of delegates as follows: Mr. Jankowski, I^eter Klukis, Jameg Fernandez, George Hansleit, John Bickerdlke, Jake. Mariano, Raymond Mengacci,: with alternates as Joseph Faplauska* and Edward Urashka. Mr. Jankowski at yesterday's dinner asked for support in his run £or the nomination and was well received by those attending. Mengacci Statement After stating that he was not a candidate < for the nomination for warden, Mr. Mengacci said that he would have been pleased to have been recognized by the party, but added that his business was too considerate and that the position as warden does not pay enough to meet his family expenses. Hits Republicans He criticized the Republican party and^the local administration for taking no -stand on the proposed borough charter revision and pointed out that the Democratic town committee' has gone on record as opposed to the charter revision asflt now stands, but hoped the committee might be willing to (Continued on Page 8) Heroes' Mother? (NEA Telephoto) Mrs Rose Ouellete (left) of Lowell, Mags , and Mrs. Mildred Craig, Elmwood, Mass., whose sons, Pvt Joseph Ouellete'and Cpl. Gordon Craig,.both won the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously, talk with Maj. Harold F. Lewis of Boston Army Base before leaving for Washington to receive their sons' medals. :':;." • •Bill" Oldakowxkl at the City Pack- i —Follow iu)T«nt»r««~ ol <«i Scr«»m n KM* age. 8for« on Brhlrte street leatare* I presented rtinitarlj- liy yo«r larorlta delivery service.; Phone 18»S.— Adi. | ife c.T(!;ini,.jrmiK»tiick Dairy.—AiJv.

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