Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on April 4, 1951 · Page 6
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 6

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, April 4, 1951
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PAGE ft-ifAUOATUCK NEWS (CONN.), WEDNESDAY, APR. ..4, 1951 Youth Committee Of YMCA Names Unit Chairmen The monthly meeting of the YMCA Touth Committee waa held last night at the "Y". This was formerly the Boy's Work Committee and wa» changed to give greater consideration to the girl's portion of the'program. -Report* were heard on the Day Camp program, . Father and Son banquet,-the Centennial convention and the YMCA Financial campaign Chairmen were appointed to several •ub-committeeH. .; These were training; program, Wesley S. Coe; girl's program, Mrs. Lewis Dibble, Jr.; camp committee, Ossie'Tower, 'Jr.; club;- program, Grady Carpenter; activities ^committee, Phil Nqr- ton. •Much' of the. meeting was de- vpted to discussion of a Youth Bally Which is under consideration in connection with 'the Centennial celebration of the YMCA's of North America. Robert Knapp is chairman of the committee. No Opposition To Direct Primary Plan Hartford..'April 4—(UP>—No opposition was voiced yesteiday if proposals that Connecticut have a direct primary -system. A legislative committee was told tjy R. T. Potter of Greenwich that 4C other states have primaries. The proposal also was favored by the state C.I.O. A Waterbury Socialist, Anthony R. Martino, favored another bil! permitting nominating 'by petition. He believes the present. caucus and convention system doesn't give the average citizen enough, of a say in politics. . : . FINED $9 John Frank Moreira, 121 Aetna street,, was fined .$9 Monday night by Justice Stanley A. Terry in Middlebury court on a charge of violating the rules of the road after the accused pleaded guilty to the charge. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SPECIAL Pott LBSTER DINNER CLAM COCKTAIL <, _ CHOWDER .9 1 DESSERT, COFFEE • SUNDAYS — FULL LIQUOR PRIVILEGES 18 Park Place — Phone 4907 — Naugatuck What's Doing In Naugatuck (NEA Telephoto) A wounded American soldier is carried to a waiting helicopter for evacuation after being hurt in action north ol Uijongbii, when two American units United up in the Korean lighting. tNUA-Acme Telepnoto by Staff Correspondent Ed Hoffman.) Abducts Couple To Pay For Tax, Teeth (By United Press) All he -wanted for a ppst-christ- mas date were two new front teeth ...but instead a 21-year-old sailor today started an indeterminate sentence at the "state reformatory. Clifford E. Shirley turned from sailor to bandit because, of a need for the two teeth and some income tax money, according to, a State's Attorney at Norwich yesterday. Shirley abducted a man and woman in a car, forced them at gunpoint to get him more moneyi and then fled, it was charged. ^ Wednesday, April 4 Democratic ward caucuses. Nauga'tuck Photography Club meets, YMCA. 7:45 p. m. Industrevue rehearsal, YMCA. Thiursday, April 5 Naugatuck chapter of Barber Shop "Singers meet, Central . avenue school, 7:30 p. m. Civil. Defense first aid class, American Legion Home, .71 Cedar street, 7:30 p. m. Democrat! i town convention, town all court room, 8 p. m. Friday, AprU G Bake sale, Emblem club, Culver Florist, Church street, beginning at 10 a. m. Business meeting, Pond Hill Community club, 8 p. m. Saturday, April 7 Grand Decoration of Chivalry to be conferred, Odd Fellows hall, 8 p.m. •._ ' ' Paper drive by'"men .of Methodist church. . TJpsala-college choir "concert, Con- gregationil church, 8:15 p. m. Jeff- Klub-.April Shower Pance, Falcon hall. • Sunday, April 8 .East-Side Old Timers llth annual banquet, Odd-Fellows hall. Monday,. April 9 ... . Monthly meeting,, public welfare board, town.hall,-8.p. m. '•'• , -•Regular monthly meeting, Nau- rgatuck chapter,- American War Mothers,'VFW'Home, 8, p. m. ; Tuesday, April 10 Annual spring card party of Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel, Community Center, 148 Fairview avenue, 8 p. m~ Conferring of Entered Apprentice degree, Salem lodge, No. -136, A.F. & A.M., Masonic Temple, 8 p. m. WeanesdsiyT''April 11 .AnnuaU.rSptJng card ; party, fit. Mary's v 'Alt"ar'"s6c;ety,- "church hall, 8 p. m., ',;/" _,..•• Republican.; warrd Caucuses and town, convention., j .-,^ . Comb'in T ££ioir"'m""e:etiiig, Salem and Central' Avenue schools ' Parent- Teacher associations, ' at Central Avenue school, 8 p. m. Thursday, April 12 Civil Defense first aid class, American Legion Home, 21 Cedar street, 7:30 p. m. Smorgasbord sponsored by Ladies' Aid society,- Salem Lutheran church, church hail, servings at 5 p. m. and 6 p. m. . •- 'Friday, April 13 "The Jade Necklace,' a comedy 1 mystery, to be presented by the; Young People's Fellowship, Congregational church parish house. Naugatuck. String Orchestra pre T . sents Purcell, . opera; high school auditorium,, ,8:15.'p; mp • •• . ... Bake sale,.-Peter: : J. Foley 'Little League, Davis' OMarket, Church street,,10 a. m. to ;is p.'na. Saturday, April 14 Joint installation of officers Crusader post, yeterans of Foreign Wars and-Xadies' ,.auxiliary, VFW Home^RuBber av'e'nue.'S- p. m. "The Jade ,Necltla;ee;" 'a comedy mystery, -to *e .presented .by "the Young P.eqple's." Fellowship, --Congregational church .parish house. Make new voters, town hall court room, 9 a. m; to 8 p.;... m. - - ; Card party; Pond Hill Community club, '8:30 p. m. •'.''•• • ''•'.. • • Monday, April 16 . 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"'i '- .' .*•- ."•''. \ -i'>\-''lP-f( ' ' In January of this year, BRIDGEPORT HYDRAULIC COMPANY introduced a bill into the Legislature to enable it to develop Eight Mile Brook, whicli fltfws into the Housatonic River just below the Stevenson Dam, amt its tribtttaryj Sisf Mile Brook, for a much - needed public water supply. If the Company is granted authority to build this reservoir, it will provide water of fine quality at low cost at the rate of 12 million gallons daily to h^elp meet the needs of the 250,000 people in the towns served by this Company, and to ensure an adequate water supply at proper pressure to vital and rapidly expanding war industries in this area. -,,••• ' _• . ;-;>;,•;;' •;"/;;:•. . -' -/;.-:v; > v ^- -,,.;--.• The Company is reliably informed that this development is impracticable both ,< 4 -'•' ' • '. • • •- •-• : - '. • •'•: .':'-••' '-' ; s; "« v - ' ' from a financial and engineering viewpoint for any of the water companies in the Naugatuck Valley. The supply would be far in excess of their present requirements and 4he cost Would not be justified by any demand which can now be foreseen. And even if an unforeseen emergency should develop at sortie future time, the bill takes care of this By providing for the sale of water to these companies at prices to be agreed upon, or if no agreement can can be reached then at prices ^to be fixed by the Public Utilities Commission, t;' . - ''•."'' That is the proposition, and it seems reasonable. However, the Company has found that a number of unfounded rumors about this plan have gained Wide circulation, and it is to correct those rumors that this statement has been prepared; Here Are The Rumors and HCfC IS Tfllth 1. The development will result in the destruction of a number of farms and homes. , 2. The development will spoil fishing in Eight Mile Brook. 3. There are plenty of streams; in Fairfield County which the Company could }de- j velop. i , The Company's stockholders will benefit at the,, ear pense of home-owners.' 5. This development will hurt the towns in which the watershed is located. " - *' „?>"•'- *^ 1, It is,better to take the land of a few private owners (about 28 hi this instance) at a ifair price thau to continue to allow good water at the rate^of-12 million gallons a day to go to waste when it is needed by the public. - : ,<:' ;.'.•'/• ."'••'•"'"':•'•••'- ;! *••.'• . ' ' ,."'Y- 2. A good deal of stream suitable for fishing will sytill be available with< out restriction, after completion of the reservoir. Under, regulations proper for a public water supply licenses will be available for fishing even in the reservoir itself. The Company recognizes that recreational * facilities should not be curtailed except where they conflict with public needs and public health. .'•'.-•;.'. ' • •••> •"••• S.' There are only three. One of them is too, far: away from the eastern area which needs the water. The other two would provide less water ,. - of poorer quality and lower pressure, at higher cost. The proposed supply is 86 feet higher than any source in Fairfield County, and could be distributed by gravity instead of by expensive, pumping. The , practice of getting water from sources at considerable distances is not new. It is becoming increasingly necessary for many large communities. - .• • .-• •-! j-^----;. V'-,-;: ..' ' '- ' ' ••••'• • '•''•'•' r •:!''?•.'':''- . ' • •.-'"" 4. The Company's stockholders are'not affected one way or the other. The Public Utilities Commission decides what, is a fair return for stockholders. If the Company save on its operation,expense or the cost of its supply, the consumers benefit by lower rates. Stockholders' ' dividends are not increased^ N . - • : ' " • ' • ^5. On the contrary, experience has shown that towns in which a reservoir is located are substantially benefited. The towns may tax the 1 Company for its dam, which is usually of far higher assessment value than the houses which the reservoir replaces. An'd the Water Company requires no returns in schools or police service for the taxes which it pays. Also values of private property on and near the watershed are usually increased because of better roads and the view of the lake which will be available to a wide area of the surrounding countryside. ' ' • • -..J:': •'••i, • • Bathing hi Quassapaug Pond will be impossible if the new reservoir is built, and many summer homes will be affected. 7. Bathing in Eight' Mile 'prohibited. tributaries Brook will- of be 8. Valley towns' will not be able to get this water for their future needs. 6 This is not the fact. : The Company does not ask or desire the right to take water from this Pond. Its overflow point will foe changed at the > expense of the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company, but this will not lower its water level, and the rights of waterfront property owners, including the right to bathe, will be in no way changed. ' / , 7. This is a matter of State Law and beyond the control of the Company. '. • However, it will be possible in most cases,to divert,brook;water for -, artificial bathing pools under proper sanitary regulations. 8. The development is far too' large for the needs, of any o/ the .Valley Water Companies. On the other hand, if Bridgeport Hydraulic Company is allowed to develop it now, the water is conserved at minimum cost, and can, if necessary, be sold to Valley Water Companies for the consumers served by them. The bill in the legislature provides for such sales, either at agreed rates, or at rates to be fixed by the Public Utilities Commission. , . ft. This bill means that Bridge- r "port Hydraulic Company ' vwould have a free hand' to take water hi New Haven County. . i; » 9. This is not so. The Company has asked to extend its. powers only to this single stream, and one of its tributaries. The Company has no intention pf asking, now or in the future, for any further extension of its powers in New Haven County. It has asked for rights in these : particular streams only because they cannot be .advantageously used by any New Haven County Water Company. " r *:/ :'' '' The Company urges the adoption of the requested amendment to its charter as a matter of public welfare. Development of this source now is good economy and far-sighted progress in the conservation of water supply in Southern Connecticut. . ' . ,.••-:• i *V i 1 ^. * 4, >/ SAMUEL P. PRESIDENT, BRIDGEPORT HYDRAUUC COMPANY

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