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Weather '; Mostly s.unny with some cloudiness and continued cool this afternoon. Falr/ttnd_-coiitl'nued cool tonight and Saturday. TEMPERATURE REPORT (By Bristol Recorder) Midnight, 46; 3 a. m., 44; 6 a.m., 42; 9 a. m., 64; noon today, 12. '"'• -' •^'«"'« •'••-• '••:>< '-'' 56 Hours? "Yes!" Industrial Naugatuck, the men and women who the taxes, have an- important employer-employe question to answer in,the biennial election, on Monday: "Shall the- avercjgi work week for permanent paid firemen ^be 56 hours per week ?" That's, the wording of the question as it will appear on the voting machine. We think the question should be answered with an overwhelming "yes." > That's-the way • the % question has been answered in every Connecticut'city arid town, to our knowledge, where a similar referendum has been conducted, and the favorable majority in i every instance has ranged from three- to-one to seven-to-qne vote counts. ': Naugatuck firemen are now working 72 hours per week, which includes Sundays and holidays, with no overtime for special performances in emergency. That's a long schedule as compared, with the work week of the average industrial employe, whose take-home pay invariably, under similar conditions of schedule, would be much higher than a fireman's. What Naugatuck firemen have asked of the taxpayers and voters, their employers," is nothing new or fantastic. 'In fact, they have waited much longer to make their request than have the firemen of at least 11 Connecticut cities and towns, where firemen, who used to work 12 hours) are now putting in 56. This 'is thie in -Norwalk, Fairfield, Stratford, Bristol, New London, Danbury, Stamford, Meriden, Bridgeport, Hartford and Waterbury. There may be others. In presenting their case, local firemen have estimated that three or four additional paid men must be employed to make the 56-hour week effective. At the $3,200 annual pay scale-for privates provided in the proposed budget, three new firemen would require an extra expenditure of $9,600; four =would. require $12,800, or less than half a mill on the tax rate. Naugatuck's Fire Department, in its men, equipment •$nd the performance of both, compares favorably with any of equal size in the, state and is better than many. It's time Naugatuck caught up with the accepted trend and ;provided its firemen the same working conditions, with reference to hours, adopted in other communities. We're confident that Naugatuck voters will recognize the validity and logic of the firemen's request when they go to the polls Monday. Russell Tin-eat Of &fr-:-:- >. .'^\^.-' •;••• ' | ' shortage Averted '—*> •-.."- " *^ * Manufacturer Member Of Industry Advisorj' " • ' "•,-.-v.7f' i ..'-r I'- 1 - "'- -,;, '••-.-.' . ^ '.-'.•'-' Committee;.'Cbnf«r In Washington (Special to The News) Washington, D. C. — The' controlled materials plan will become effective in time to ward off ^a, threatened tire chain shortage this winter, the National Production Authority, 1 U. S. ;. Department of Commerce advised Theodore Rus- aell, of the John M. Russell Manufacturing company, Inc., of Naugatuck, and other members of the welded and weldless chain industry advisory, committee, at a Washington meeting; yesterday. .! (The Eus- aell Mfg. Co. is engaged in production of a variety, of chain products.) Committee Members agreed that CMP's third quarter allotment of steel wire and rod for their industry would enable them to produce • sufficient tire chain's to meet passenger car needs after the end of • this year. They said present unavailability of steel 'may result in a shortage of chains in the .early part of the winter. .-. The Naugatuck executive and other committee members reported that orders for steel industry, those with defense". D.'O. ratings are often! delayed because' of NPA directives 1 giving priority to other, orders. NPA explained that, directives are issued to meet emergency 'situations, and cited as 'an example the issuance of a directive to ,. supply barbed wire for U.rf. trpppa in Korea on the eve of tSe huge Communist assault' earlier this year. The rate of chain production during, the first ; six months of 19SO..wa3 the industry's lowest in 1 several . years, committee members '-reported, recommending that NPA adJusY industry's quota of Mild supplies upward to permit manufacturers to keep equipment "in operation at the current rate. The committee further recommending that steel supplies be increased to replace the volumn of steel to chain manufacturers which the .committee said are inadequate. The industry backlog- of orders for chain is large and increasing, the committee said. .Included in backlog are many DO-97 orders placed • under NPA regulation four, for maintainance, repair and operation (MRO) supplies. ,_The Naugatuck executive and other industry committee : members reported the entire welded and weldless chain industry was ad- Gen. Witness (NEA Telephoto) Gen. Douglas MacArthur sits at the witness stand, ready to testify before a joint Senate Armed Service-Foreign Relations Committee in a closed session. Borough Women Named To Girl Scout Committee "Dedicated To Community Public Service*' Vol. LXV3, No. 106. ESTABLISHED 1885 FBIDAY, MAY, 4, 1951 Leased Wire Service of the United 10 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Gen. Hesketh Meets With Conn. Congressional Delegation GENERAL WILLIAM HESKETH, State Civil Pefense Director for the State of Connecticut, is shown here conferring with the Connecticut Congressional delegation on Civil Defense matters at the Capitol in Washington r D. C. teft-to-right: Rep. Antohi N. Sadlak, (At large); Rep. Albert P. Morano, (4th dist); Rep. Abraham Ribicoff, (Istdist.); James T. Patterson, (5th disk); Rep. Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (2nd dist.); and General William Hesketh, State Civil Defense Director for Connecticut; Rep. JohnMcGuire (3rd dist.) is not in photo. ,000 Face June Draft Marine Reserves To Be Released; Start Next Month (By' United Press) Twentythousand young Americans are expected to receive the familiar ".Greetings" from Uncle Sam nex't. month. ,. The Army._• -has.- • asked ,-_ Selective Service to .supply" it'•"with 20^000 draftees in .June. When 'the new group has been mustered in, a total of 550,000-men will have been called into 'the army since the start of the : Korean war. The June call'is the lowest In the present program — the April, and. May calls were for 40,000 for each, month. Good News Reservists who were recalled to active service since last June .have learned when they can xepect to get out. . . ' •• Chairman Overtoil,,Brooks of a House armed services subcommittee on reserve affairs has announced the official release programs of the Defense Department. Marine reservia-ts can expect to return to private life first. The Marine Corps plans to. start letting men go next month—and to release from active duty all reservists by June 30, 1952. Navy releases will start in July of this year, and Army releases in September. Mrs - Arthur Anderson and Mrs. a"' Eason have been named new vised by. NPA to substitute ferro- 1 members o* the Naugautck Girl manganese wherever possible along Scout District > committee, Mrs. with ferrosUicoh and atainless steel Ronald Jones, chairman of. the lo- alloy in making chaid* I cal Girl Scout nominating meinber- • The. presiding" officer at tn« lsh 'P committee, ..has announced. • meeting was Lindsay C. Howell,) Mrs. Anderson is the Naugatuck r assistant director of. NFA's gen- 1 representative on the Council meet- Says GOP Held Costs, Taxes Down Here While Trend Is Up Credit is given the Republican administration for holding operation costs and taxes down to "small Increases of approximately 10'per cent," while consumer goods, wages and federal taxes "have increased from about 35 to 60 per cent during the same period," according to a statement today by John Z. Darby, Republican candidate for borough treasurer. Mr. Darby, who is affiliated with the Naugatuck National Bank, has .released the following statement: "I have refrained from making any public , statements : about the coming borough -'election up to this time because I; do not. believe the office of borough treasurer, which I am a candidate;fot"..6n the Republican ticket, is basically a' political office. In other; words it is not a policy-making officej but* instead an office that .maintains records. "However, I would like to say at. this, time that in viewing the records. it. is-apparent that the present Republican administration has done a sincere- and efficient job of handling" our borough government during four j.-.y ears- Of spiraling inflation and deserves a gre'at deal of credit in holding our costs and taxes down.to small in; . Continued. On Page Six •rml components division. TOTED DOWN Washington— The Senate has voted down a Republican attempt to bring up a resolution calling for.;hearinjrs in the MacArthur investigation -to '-be open- i ed to the' press, and public. The ! vote was ' ings committee of the Waterbury area Girl Scout Council. .She replaces Mrs. James .Kissane, who served on .the committee for two years. Mrs. Eason is public relations chairman and a member of the public relations committee of the area council. At present she is leader of Troop 88. — «'BB1" OWHum»M m| U* CH> B»ck — "Sroutest car on the road."— That's W£ _ r *"-£3 "S? .«U««t_ l«t«r»« the pointer- thought (or the l»ll Stude- <tlTf»I7 l»rrle».: Pko>* 48»*.— AdT. baker. See'lt »t Kriekson Motors.— A4Y. Births OWENS—A daughter, Leslie Anne, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Owens, 97 New street, May 1 at Waterbury hospital. Mrs. Owens is' the .former Stephanie H. Elsberg. HARRISON—A son, William Edward, their second child, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrison, "Springfield, Mass., formerly of Naugatuck, April 14-j Mrs. Harrison is the former Betty Schiller. j ' .-• " BULLETINS (By United Press) •CEASE 51KE; . , ' .. Tel Aviv, Israel—An Israeli military spokesman says a cease- fire agreement has gone into effect between Israel and Syria' .which have been engaged in border fighting. The truce was effective at 9:30 a. nt. <E.'D. T.) ,000 DRIVE NORTH Tokyo—Allied .infantrymen in. Korea have driven north : of their Han river line in: a counter-offensive, reclaiming several .miles of the west central' fronts from the enemy. The gain is reported made by "sizeable" UN. forces about 12 miles east of Seoul. RESUMES TESTIMONY Washington — General MacAr- thnr has resumed his testimony before the Senate committees investigating' 'his dismissal. 1 His plane landed In Washington after a fast, 58-minute .flight from New York, and he drove immediately to the Se.nate Office buildr ing where he arrived 16 minutes before the hearing was to reopen. The general walked immediately .into the. closely-guarded caucus room. MacArthur's friend, Democratic Senator Harry Byrd of A'irginia, said the general had a good night's rest and feeSs fine. Eyrd added, "and he looks fine." CHEMICAL P1ANT EXPLODES Bar Harbor, Fla.—An explosion and fire have killed two men at the Arizona Chemical plant, and a third man is missing. An official of the company says the damage will run into "millions of dollars." The blast .turned the 90- foot building into amass of twisted rubble. .: ; • CHINESE CLAIM . ' ••-:•< Taipeh, Formosa—Chinese Nai tionalist intelligence reports claim thiat an international Commun* ist force of, 20,000 men in Russian army uniforms is awaiting ordsrs front Moscow to cross into Korea from Manchuria. The reports describe the soldiers as JEnropeaji, Mongolian and Chinese, calling themselves part of an "international' aid-Korea volunteer army." /*J I rru Old 1 inters Night Planned ByLOf C. O'jeda Council, Knights of Columbus; will honor its Old'Timers, members of more, than 25 years, at a smoker. Tuesday .-evening, May 8, at the club rooms in the Neary building on Church street Honorary and honorary life members will be presented permanent Four Bid On Sewer Job Authority M Monday To Study All Estimates Falls Pinesbridge (Correspondent's Phones: 22284(377) F, our; ••bidsu s were,, , , submi tted .' .by construction ' "firms ''arid opened Thursday afternoon by, the Beacon frails Sewer Authority. Seven applications for . specifications were ' ' List 23 Entries In Kentucky Derby Show (By United Press) A yield of 23'has been entered for tomorrow's' 77th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. ...;... • Heading the field will be the. favorite, - "Battle Mora," (4-to-l). The C. V. TVhitney entry of "Mame- •luke" and "Counter-Point"' is second choice: (at 5-to-lJ, Jockey Eddie Arca'ro, a four- time winner of the Louisville classic, will ride Battle Morn. The field will be the ..largest since 1928" when "Reigh Count" won. Twenty-two answered the starting bell that year. RAYMOND GOGGEST Chairman membership cards issued by the Supreme Office of the Knights of Columbus in ceremonies, during the evening, according to Raymond Goggin, chairman of the committee- arranging the social. ^Boxing- matches by the midget boxers'* under .the' tutelage of Joe Triano, movies,.- and refreshments wjll be the program for the evening which will follow a short business meeting to be conducted by Grand Knight C. J. Waskowicz. The ;smoker will also mark the completion of ^he - renovation program, and rearrangement of the rooms'which has been in process by members of : the house committee -headed by Greg Phalen. Members of the K. of C. and former old time members are invited to take part in the event-by Chairman Goggin. , , . . The firms submitting- hi* 3 were: Naugatuck Valley .General Contracting company, ..'Inc., Waterbury; Perazzine Construction, cdmpany, Waterbury; Palmer Tarrinelli Construction company, Bridgeport; and the Ne,w Haven Road Construction company, Inc., New Haven. The Authority reserved decision until their meeting Monday evening at 6 o'clock in the town hall, Chairman Walter. Muroff stated today. No announcenient was made of the apparent low bidder. ''. Monday Hostesses The Catholic'' Ladies' -Guild of St. Michael's church will' meet Monday at 8 o'clock, in Lyceum hall. Mrs. Joseph CfVicoski; president, has announced .-..thia't .the following Women will" serve,. t as hostesses: Mrs. Veronica Hack'ett, .Mrs. Ann Kennis, Mrs. Fiose.jjaivo and Mrs. Ida Makowslti. . Refreshments will be served after the-'Musiness .meeting. . . '•'.", "fe , ' • Plans' for the June anniversary banquet will be formulated. Education Board Meeting The Beacon Fails" board of education will .meet -. in the Center school on Monday, May 14, at 8 o'clock, Supt. of. Schools Eric A Hirst has announced) Deaths BORNE —Mrs. Gertrude (Mauler) Borne, of 270 South ilam street, Naugatuck, in- Waterbury, Maiy 3, 1951. Funeral-Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial in Grove cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. o'clock. —Follow ailYcntnres ol "1 Scream" Kids presented regularly by your laTuritf ice cream, Kaigatuck DaJrr.—AdT. Marine League To Give Talent Show In Veterans Hospital The j, Naugatuck Valley Detachment;. Marine Corps League, in its regular .meeting last, night in Odd Fellows^hall,,. voted to present ..a talent show the evening of June 4, 7 30 o'clock in the Newmgton Veterans hospital All those who wish to participate, in the show are asked to contact either Walliam .Leuchars, 4756, or Raymond C .W.ooster, 5721, as soon as possible> so "that arrangements can be completed The unit will take part in the Memorial Day program in the borough: , ; Members are urged - to/-, report for the. parade in dress green uniform and ,to participate in the memorial service to be held in the Congregational' church. Further 'details-will be'announced later, Edmund Shilinskas, president,. said. The report of the building committee was presented last night but no, action was taken. The next meeting: will be held in Odd Fel- .lows'hall, Thursday evening, May 17 at 8 o'clock. One Of 'Quietest' In Local History Cook School To End With Major Gifts Final Session This Afternoon In Auditorium It was an' interested enthusiastic audience that watched Madeline D. Linehan's demonstration of new recipes, new methods of cookery and .•he new third kitchen equipment at meeting of the Great- Several Questions Posed By Fellows In Warden Campaign "What sort of a deal may the public expect in the freemen's ^meeting on the coming sewage plant bond issue question, in the event the present administration is reelected?"; George Fellows, .Democratic candidate for warden asked in 'a statement today. "Can we look forward to voting in one ward, during working hours, as was the case in the 1948 school bond question? Wilh the administration' plan the election,, to be held in a' holiday season, as was the case in the December, 1948 school vote? -Will • we' have facts and figures on the cost of the proposed plant which will be thousands of dollars greater than cost we vote on,., as was the case in the school.-vote?-J.Will Naugatuck be kept in the dark as to how industries will make use of the sewer plant, /ami .whether the plants of the borough, will foot the bill for the'ir use- of the plant? "Perhaps' the'-.administration can tell us if the, windows of the town hall were broken w'nen they took offlce/four years, ago, or were the windows .smashed since then. It •would be interesting to parents and children, as well, to know if the aMune Corps League's charges that the town hall auditorium is er Naugatuck Modern Cooking School, neld last evening at the Naugatuck High school auditorium. The stage was a busy place from the timei the session opened until it closed, and Miss Linehan mixed, stirred and garnished and passed on to her listeners many Helpful suggestions, and answered questions. Daily Market bags were awarded to: Mrs. E. Mutti, Mrs. Everett Severson, Mrs. T. A. Schrader, Irene Jones, Mrs. J. Dullard, Mrs. William D. Yanarella, : Mrs. J K^zanjian, Mrs. Jeanette Kleindan, Helen Adamski, Mr^s, George Lehr, and Mildred Brown. Other Prizes The' food prepared/ at the evening session was awarded to: Mrs. Andrew "Van ' Delft, Mrs. Mary O'Connor; Anne Sickbla, Mrs. Harry p'Donnell, Mary Pawlowski and Mrs. J.ohh'P.' Jones. .. Special Prizes. Today The final'cooking school will be held -this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at theVhigh school' auditorium.. Bet sides i the' daily prizes, there will be awards of-special pr'izes to persons attending today's school. Amdng these special prizes arc: a, set of Steven's dJsh towels from Saffran's' Boston' Store; an electric 'cloclo from" Aridrophy Radio and Appliance; $5.98 girl's dr'ess from neynard's; a Westmoland bowl and candlestick Console set from. Sweeney'Art and Stationery store; a $24.50 record player in case from the .Music Shop; a Pearlwicker hamper from Naugatuck Furniture company;, a Proctor Electric iron from. Cans,' Inc., a $100 discount on range or freezer used on stage or $42.50 Hamilton Beach electric mixer from Watt's. Electric company; .a $25 .U. S. Savings Bond from the Naugatuck Daily News; a/:$10 gift wrapped fruit basket from Wayside Market; an electric cUitek from Androphy Radio and Appliance;'a surprise gift from Breen's Sport .Shop; a whole- ham ready to eat from Wayside Market; and' a $5 house aress from the Kennedy Store. Mrs, Gertrude Borne Succumbs At 71; Native Of England Mrs. Gertrude (Mauler) Borne, 71, of 270 South-Main street, died yesterday at the Waterbury hospital: following a long illness. The -widow of Harry Borne, she was born June 27,-1879 in Hoars- ley, England,' and had been a resident of Naugatuck for the past 22 years. •. Suriving is a> son, Harry Borne, and a daughter, Miss Gwendoline Borne, both, of Naugatuck; four sisters and a brother, all of England. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, with the Rev. Matthew H; Gates, mfnis'ter of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Grove cemetery. . Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon, and evening from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 o'clock. Boyd Predicts GOP Victory By 500; Dinneny Confident Of Democratic Win xWith less than 72 hours remaining before polls open in Naugatuck for the biennial election concensus of townspeople points «to this being palgns Naugatuck has ever seen." paign's Naugatuck has ever seen." Incumbent Republican Warden Harry L. Carter and George I. Fellows, Democratic candidate .for warden, are vicing for top honors in the forthcoming battle of ballots. GOP Chairman Stuart M. Boyd today predicted a Republican victory by "500 votes or more," anil added that "the outcome of the election depends primarily on the independent vote." Mr. Boyd said that the town committee, ward committees and workers "feel in general the way T do," and the chairman stated that the Republican party "is very well organized." The chairman announced that "GOP-«g> 500" Republican headquarters election day will''T5e -in the public welfare office, town hall building-, first ward; Room 5 of the Webster building, Oak nitreet side, second ward, and the Polish-American club, Bridge street, third'ward. He said telephone.? are being installed in the Headquarters today. Mr. Boyd.said', "I feel it Is necessary '-.o get.out a good vote, and any voter, who wants a ride to the polls,-r»gardle*ss of party- affiliation, will be obliged if he telephones the Republican headquarters in the ward m which lie votes." Democratic Chairman Joseph JL. Dirine'uy today.' again predicted a Edward S. Kirby Killed In Crash (By. United Press) Flfty-ste-year-old Edward S. Kirby of Orange, a former Democratic state conunitteeman from Orange, was killed at Hilford last night when bis automobile hurtled into a utility pole. Police say Kirby was alone In the car when the accident took place. A medical examiner has ordered au autopsy, to determine cause of death. Mr. Kirby. withdrew as 17th District commltteeman last year and was succeeded by Joseph. .O'Rourke of Seymour. 'Mr. Kirby was well known throughout the valley. '". ' • ' Continued On Page Six —The perfect food IK milt 8«e th»ty««r tamllr has plenty of milk fro» Or«>t Oufc fura. Telvpnbac iti<».—AdT. ' . Thibodeau, Photo JOSEPH 1. DINNENY "Dems Will Win" victory for. hia party, -but did not venture a. prediction as to the majority the party_ will win by. The Democratic .town committee meets tonight at 8: o'clock in 'the town hall court - room to continue its plans. The party will conduct rallies in the three wards Sunday afternoon and .evening. : third Term Warden Carter is seeking his third term as the borough's chief executive. ;In 1947 with Daniel J. Callahan-Vas the Democratic nominee,''Mr/Carter was elected by 189 and; two years ago increased his margin by defeating Democratic candidate) Peter F. Meegan by 365 votes. Two years ago for the" first time in' 24 years,; the first ward went Republican by the small margin of 41 votes. The thirdi^ard, which has the greatest number of voters at present, gave : Mr., Carter 110 votes more thaii his;opponent, and thir> second ward went Republican by 214 votes. It was m 1947, the first year Mr. Carter was elected that Naugatuck went Republican in a local election in 14 yejsirs. In 1945 Leo J. Bropriy received;, the large majority of 1,• (Continued on Page Six) —Wien In need o! Furniture or Hoi** Furni«)iln»*. tliinV ol HmHer 1 *. W»t«r. wiry's Kroitt luruitnrc xtore. fierrlm tt* local vopul»ee fur many years.—AdT.

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