Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on May 11, 1951 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, May 11, 1951
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ESTABLISHED 1885 Dedicated To Community Public Service" Fife 76 "T. D." O'Connor Teadher, Judge Of Fife Corps Terrence Daniel O'Connor, proprietor of the, Naugatuck Fife and .i.iusic Co., New Haven road, died last night in St. Marys hospital tak- few hours .after. ".Having "been en ill at; his home. _ Better known as Terry and "T. D. .0Connor :o his acquaintances, the 76-year-old resident was active in. the manufacture of fifes up to the time of his death Talented as Warden Buys First Carnation *'tl '' S ','' '' ' , '* ' ' f ' f f •,*" * * > ~~ ' f -.^ * ' j ' f. ' '••f''}* ,'',' ^ % V """;" %''"!*> : " J '"^* m ""' T *'ff**t*r v , t^'^jjtiL--'-''. ';••*'-''- ->;- vo"<v-v,^'-'-:^xC-'•*-'•' ^3 -<^M?i MlcS^ FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1951 Leaded Wire Service of the United Pwss 8 PAGES THE WEATHER Rain becoming heavier this afternoon ending tonight. Rather cool temperatures the highest 50 to 55. The lowest around 48. Saturday clearing followed toy fair weather and somewhat •warmer. The highest temperature near 65. TEMPERATURES Midnight, 53; 3 a. m., 53; 6 a. m. 52; 9:3. m., 51; noon, 53. O'CONNOR a. fifer, fife maker and fife and drum 'corps judge, his hand-'mariu- faqtu'red fifes can be found throughout the United States and world bearing the inscription, "T. D, O'Connor, Naugatuck, Conn." A:native of New York cityi Mr. O'Connor came to Connecticut when he was 12 years old, settling with his family near Willimantic, and a few years later the family moved to Naugatuck. Until .his retirement in 1943 he was employed for 31 years by the Bristol Co. Mr. O'Connor had been making fifes . for 51 years. He played in and led some of the.state's best fife and drum corps and more than 25 years ago organized a corps of grammar school students. Two trophies won by the group- are now in the Salem school. HB .had been in charge of corps at St.-Patricks church in Bridgeport/St. Joseph's church in Shel, ton, Bunker Hi], St. Stanislaus kos- ta church and St. Francis Xavicr church, all of Watcrbury, and St. Francis' school in Naugatuck. For several years he taught children to fife, in the New Haven school system. .During the more than.a half century of playing the fife and teaching, Mr. O'Connor collected hundreds of medals and loving cups. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret (Horan) O'Connor; five daughters, Mrs. Paul E. Buckmiller. Mrs. Louis Buekmillcr, Mrs. Thomas Norton and Mrs. Hanford H. Freeman, all of Naugatuck, and Mrs. William Cook of Lakcwood, N. J.; a son, Thomas O'Connor of Naugatuck; a brother,. John J. O'Connor of Naugatuck; ' seven '^stle H ta^N*u B a DS Chalrman °* the American War Mothers Cars' Mrs. Jenny Hepp, Mrs. Cora Sovia, Mrs. Pearl Lemoine, Mrs -, and Mrs. fcred with the sale todaj. es of needy veterans. Rain inter- 150 In First Communion Class Tomorrow In St. Frauds' (Continued on Page 5) 73 Girls, 77 Boys To Receive During 8 O'clock Mass A class of 150 children, 73 girls and 77 boys, will . receive their First Communion tomorrow morning at the 8 o'clock Mass .in St. Francis' church, the Rev. Paul F Keating, pastor, announced today The Kev, Albei-i -,-uylor, principal or the school, will celebrate the Mass, and distribute Hoy 'Communion to the class. A brief sermon wui be preached by the pastor A Communion Breakfast will fol- ow in St, Francis' school hall served by the Mother's club assist=d by Ojeda Council, Knights of Columbus. '• • Girls of the class are: Nancy Austin, Franceii Barber loria Bilbao, Constance Butler Judith Cabecciras,- Rosa.nn Cap-' uto, Marie Carnarioli, Laurraine Jarreiro, Margaret Caullield, Ger- ildme_Clark, Mary Anne Croeco, Judith Decker, -Jin Donahue, Susan Dowhng, Polly Fitzgerald, Mary Fox, Elanie Fratesi, Joan Froclick Susan Gagon, Linda Gallagher, Judith Gonski, Laurene Gatavaski, Kathleen-• Genova, Edith Granger, JMleen Greene, Goorgeanne Harper, Judith Hearns, Janet Hennessy, Barbara Janik, Carol Kowo- ewiski, Ann Lengyel, Karen Leage, Harriet Lutz, Bonita Marano, Corinne Marquis, Frances Mc'^ ar » y ; Ruth ' Muns °n, and Eliza- stn Murray. Also Mary Murtha, Frances Nardello, Judith Nardello, Eileen Neal Mademe Ostroski, Cecile Paiva Cathleen Paplauskas, Barbara Paul Roberta Post, Alice Ramos, Diana Renzon, Anna Ruela, Mary Anne Salinardi, Esther Samoska, Linda >anta Barbara, Anne Scanlon, Paricia Schaffcr, Frances Schaffer Ellen Scheiber, Jean £jchild s en nary Jane Schlapfer, Ellen Sweeny. Barbara Schwartz, Mary Thoms, Marie Triano, .Tyra Turnblom, usan Valois, Karen Vera, Eileen /ieira, Shirley Vieira, Mary Walers, Judith Walsh, Katherine Zak, ennie Zerebak, and Jane Clark. The boys of the class include: Wayne Adams, Russell Andrew, Lichard Barbiero, Anthony Berardi, 'crry Buckmiller, Michael Casper,' Michael Cclclla, Francis Cipriano, homas Curtin, John Desmond, ohn DeLaurenzia, James Dinkle, ames Dowling, James Erikson, rederick Errico, Francis Fazzino, Richard Fedorka, Robert Fellows, ohn Fenton, Timothy Flynn, Raymond Foley, James Forchielli, Arth- ur Granger, Louis Grohs, Peter Gruner, Joseph Guarino, William Higgins, Thomas Hunt, James Kane, Eugene Kabanowski, Edward Kennedy, George - Kingsley, John Knapjk, Joseph Krayeski, Conrad Kudzma, Michael LaFave','.Do,minic Laudato, Philip Lusas, .William Mac Donald, James Mankowich, John Mankowich, Richard ' Mellon, and Douglas Migliozzi. , ' Also Ronald "Mormile, John'Mu cha, Mitchell Mulinski,--Terrance Murtha, Morgan O'Brien,' -.Paul O Brien, Thomas O'Laskey, Andrew OToole,. Ken'jftth Pires, 'Michae'l Poyntcr, Edward - : Pranulis, Henry Rack,,. Michael . Rathburri,.' John Reilly, Gordon ,.,Rpssi, .'Raymond Rostowsky JamerSchulfei-Charles Senca, Jacmto Silva, Robert Speck ^arrnelo. Speranza, George"Straznit skas, Charles .Tenrninko, Roe-er Tnpp Matthew Tro'iano, Thomas Van Vessem, Carnilo d'e Pin ho Vicira, Daniel- Volpe, .Michael Volnr- David, Walsh, Joseph .Weishaupt an e ri Ph p n h W ^ C0 ^' WJlliam Wyshner 1 and Richard Zaccagninii. Proposes Pensions For Widows Of Six Deceased Police A measure, providing $600-a- year pensions to widows of six borough policemen,- will be introduced in committee of the General Assembly in ; Hartford by State Representative Adam Mengacci. The representative explained that the widows .are not covered by the present pension system for borough employes, and that Uic payments would make up for the failure of the plan to cover widows of deceased policemen before the present system went into effect. WANTS PEACE London—British" Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison has told Commons that Britain wants peace in Korea, before discussing the disposition of Nationalist •Formosa. However, he says Britain still subscribes to the Cairo declaration of 1043 awarding the island *6. China, Communist or not. Joe, Yin Healy Voted "Most Frieily" Title In Fordham U. Graduation Class Vincent and Joseph Healy, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Healy, Church street, were voted the "Most Friendly" members of the 1951 Fordham university graduating class of 650, according to an announcement in "The Ram," student publication, yesterday. When they graduated from Naugatuck High, they were named most popular boys. When they attended Naugatuck High, both were outstanding in athletics. Vin was a pitcher for the Greyhound nine, while Joe held down the third base position. Both gained All-State honors with the state tournament basketball team in 1947. The brothers played freshman basketball and baseball in college. Vin is now a pitcher with the Fordham diamond squad. After his (Continued on Page 5) JOE" —Follow adrentnres ol "I Scream" Klfls presrntril regularIjr n]r foar frf arllt ice cream, Saugatiek Dalrj.—ACT. Judy Elected School Board Chairman Board Holds First Session . After Election Dr. Nelson J. Judy was reeleoted chairman of the Naugatuck Board of Education yesterday for his third successive term in a meeting tibtable for its lack of anticipated dissension. It was the first meeting of the board since the election May 7. Thomas Connelly attended his first meeting. Emily Sophie Brown was absent. John E. Ash was reelected secretary. The -meeting, held in Tuttle house, was called to order by Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden. Dr. Judy, a Republican, was nominated to the post by Republican Board .Member Milton Lent and seconded by Peter Meegan, Democrat. In his motion, Mr. Heegan said, "Dr. Judy is an able, conscientious chairman,; void of racial and religious prejudice. He is a thoroughly able man for the post. I don't know of any Democrat who seeks the job." Mr. Meegan nominated Mr. Ash as secretary, declaring that both the school teachers and the public know that Mr. Ash served well and is a good man. ; . ' . Committees The standing committees were retained with Dr. Judy and Mr. Ash on the finance committee, Mr.; Meegan and Mr. Lent on the building committee, and ^the two new board members, Miss Brown and Mr. Connelly, named, to the committee on school operations, formerly called the teachers committee. . ,., . . . Graduation .-• High school graduation day will be on Tuesday, June 19, with Class' Day scheduled Thursday, June 7. Grammar school graduation will, be held on Thursday, June 14, according to action taken by the board. . -...'. Mr. Chittenden, in discussing the budget,' said the $17,000 item for administering the school cafeterias was misleading. Revenues and grants last, year reduced the net cost of the. cafeterias, to $4,000 which he said was "quite commendable." , ••- ; The forms listing the values ^of the buildings have been printed, Mr. Chittenden reported, and the board is still awaiting the new premium rates for insurance. The insurance covers not only fire the board was told, but also liability, compensation and theft by an additional policy. An estimated $3,000 increase in premiums will bring the payments to $8,000. It is planned to divide -the payments over a hree year period and to extend the coverage of the insurance. Authorization was granted by the board for the purchase of stage curtains for Western and Central Avenue schools. Authorization was also made to purchase 300 tons of -oal for school use. New Program The new high school program vas distributed to the board. Mr Chittenden pointed out that the number of students taking s straight business course has beer •educed in recent years, and tha< the equipment of the. course needs replacement. The shop and home .making programs have improver considerably he said, because o' new and better equipment install id. Naugatuck High School stir has about 35 per cent of its graduates going into advanced study a high ratio. Absent According to the superintendent's report for the month of April the following teachers were absent: Ethclmae Kenney, Helen W. Illing Anna K. Lynch, Margaret E. McGuire, Julia A. Casey, Walter F Driscoll, Helen B. Sokoloski, Frances M. Dickerman, Alexander J Krayeske, Kathleen K. Dailey Kathryn E. Kamerzcl, Evelyn G. Pearson, Leon R. Sarin, Madeline F. Caine, Jeanette W. Matzkin Milton, Berkowitz; Colette M. Daly and Alice M. Hickey. Substitutes Substitutes for the month of April were: Marie M. Daly, Edward R. Mariano, Nostra Daume Mary D. Carroll, Helen F. Lynch' •George J. Vought, Lucille P. Davis Jeanetta F. Kleindan, and Franklin E. Johnson. •; Two civil defense and two fire drills were held in each school during the month. Eighteen new working certificates were issued and three transfers. Repairs The repair budget has - been reduced from $25,000 to $20,000 Mr' Chittenden reported, by applying to the repair item the $5,000 which the Board of W^-den and Burgesses struck from the Board of Edu- ?h U ,° I L 1b ",2P t ' The re P° rt shows that $41,t>92.56 of the $574,240.00 budget was spent during the first month of the current fiscal year an dtfaat $259.65 in credits have been received, majciag a net expense for the month of $41,433. PRICE FIVE CENTS Delaying Revaluat Naugatuck News Carrier Greeted With Others By Governor T> ji" i'~ ; «---——-...1 by Carrier Gerald Hennessey, son oif Mr and Mrs Krt- to-door effor*- in rpo/»«*- hictn^.i- T\J«.. '-* i -a-i A %f, seri " ce ' Is believed to be the largest volunteer door- rievvspaperboys™'• recent hurt »*y- ^"gatuck Daily customers wilt receive, pledg,, cards from their 4-H In Bike Safety Effort .- - ..''.'-. • "•' ; New.Haven County 4-H clubs ar conducting a Bicycle Safety Cam paigii in all town's :in New 'Haven .County .where there are no organ |ze"d:-'E6lice Departments! . ."-. .The. program consists of showing slides on bike safety and safetj calks by Warr.eri Brbckett o'f th 1 : H .organization and Officer Ed ward: J. Doolihg of the Bethanj Barracks of the State Police. An outline of the- campaign also in jludes traffic laws, bike inspections ind performance tests, and care md maintenance of the bicycle. The program was :set up 'by Ed .ward:Ii.,Palmer',of .the.4-H staff at ;he -University of Conn. The color 3lide pictures were taken in Conn 3f 'actual 4-H; bicycle safety clubs -mder the directiph of Palmer anc .he Conn. Sfate Police.'. Commissioner Edward J. Hickey jf the .State Police has endorsee .he program. Lieut. G. H. Remer jf the Bethany Barracks has offer- 3d •h-is.^fu.Il cooperation and approal: '' '"'- There has been a definite need for i BJqycle Safety ^Program in the itate^and every community, because of the increase of the number of notor vehicles and bicycle riders. This has naturally increased the iccideht exposure to both bicyclist ind motor vehicle operator. -Bicycle iccidents are on the increase. 500 Bicyclists were killed in 1949.and 5,000 injured. About 300,000 acci- •Icnts .occurred Involving bicycles. These figures are on a nationwide jasis. This week Mr. Brockett and Officer Dooling have made Safety appearances at' Cheshire, Woodbury, Beacon Falls, Bethany and Prospect. They will continue to cover the towns of Oxford, Middlebury and Wolcott this week and part of next week. Educational authorities have thrown their full support" behind this.program as educational and 'practical. Local service and fraternal organizations will- be approached in the near future to sponsor the program in their communities and operate inspection stations and bicycle safety contests. The group will also encourage the forming of a 4-H bicycle club. Congress Passes Korea GI Benefit "^Vashington, May U—(Tj p) President Truman is expected to sign quickly a bill giving Korea war veterans all World War n veterans' benefits except the . G-t Bill of Rights. The measure was passed by both Houses yesterday after it was learned a Korean war veteran had been denied admission to an Arizona Veterans hospital because he had not served in an official war. MORE TAXES Washington—The House Ways and Means committee has voted tentatively to impose extra taxes amounting- to $250,000,000 a year i on liquor, beer and wines. "VI!?" •Bill" OMakowekt at the Cte Part- Store on Bridge street leaurer toy eerTici*: rnoie 48M.—Adr. Deaths O'CONNOR — Terrence D. O'Connor of., New Haven road, Naugatuck, in Waterbury, May 10, 1951. Funeral Monday morning at. 8:30 o'clock from -Buckmiller Funeral Home; 22T-park place to St Francis* church' at 9. Burial in St. James 1 cemetery.. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening from 7 to 10 o'clock, and Sunday afternoon and evening from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o'clock. (By ITnited Press) RISK IN ASIA Washington — Defense Secretary. Marshall says the risk of Russia. Intervention touching off a new world war. is.'.''more acute by far" in Asia than it is in Europe. Marshall 'told Senate in vestigators that in Asia, communism stands to'>lose a prize it already has, China. Glenbrobk, Nov.—Radio agent Jackson,^. Leighter says actress Rita Hpyworth is ending her marriage.: to Prince Aly Kahni' because .she couldn't .put. up with his 24Thoui--a-day gambling activities; Leighter and his wife accompanied '.the beautiful star from .;.New York to -Nevada where she'll establish legal residence, for separation, proceedings. "I*' '':'- —-f-OOO - SENTENCE MORAN New Xorkrr*'- Federal judge has sentenced • James Moran, friend and political associate of former 'May6r William O'Dwyer, to five years In .prison and fined him $3,000. Morah was convicted of lying when-he told the-Kefauver Crime committee that he saw » policy-racket :chief only a few times. •. . ,' '••':'" v ?;:. ; •'" ' — --oOb 1 — •• — CAPTURE. INJE " ' Tokyo—-SouthsKorean forces on ! the east central front have captured thia important highway junction of• Ihje /without firing a shot. But,;elsewhere along- the 100-mile front;,, communist resistance is stiffening, which may mean the. second.; round of the Bed offensive' is.«about to start. Story Sayslhea, Page HeadeJ For Cleveland Indians A story carried this morning in .he New York Daily News stated hat Naugatuck's Frank (Spec) Shea, and Joe Page, relief ace of 949, are headed for the Cleveland 'ndians Rumor for the past sev- :ral weeks, has had the Yankees attempting to pick up needed ;trength By trade. To date they have made no deals Shea has made four starts for he Yankees, and has been involved n only one decision, a victory over D hiladelphia Page has seen no service this eason, because of : ah arm ailment. L C, Lingenbeld To Attend Jaycee State Convention Edward' C. Lingenheld, Jr., will epresent_ the. Naugatuck Chamber >f Commerce at the- annual con- 'ention of the Connecticut Junior 21iamber of Commerce tomorrow n Stamford. He will be among 175 members from chapters in 17 Connecticut cities and towns to at- end. Herni|irt W. Steinkraus, ; presi- ent of'ythe Bridgeport Brass Co., nd former president of the U. Chamber of Commerce, will ad- ress the convention. —The perleet food l« nutt. gee that ronr •imlljr ban plenty ol milk Irom Great ufe Farm. Telephone i04».—AdT. Schluensen Heads VFW Poppy Drive Announcement was rSade today of ' the appointment of Martin Schluensen as chairman of the-1951 Annual; Sale '"of' Buddy PojppieV'tb be -sponsored by Post No! 1946^ Veterans of Foreign Wars. In naming Mr. - Schluensen as Chairman, Commander John Zilin Would Defer Deadline For Local Action Senate Expected To Act Tuesday; $10,000 Included ^ In'51 Budget For Work Here ..' A second extension of the date for completion of property revaluation in Connecticut municipalities is provided in a measure, which has passed the House and is due to be acted upon in the Senate, possibly Tuesday, according to a report today by State Representative Adam Mengacci. The bill concerning revaluation of real estate calls for an extension to Feb. 1, 1955. Originally, state law provided for a revaluation of properties during each period of ten years after Feb. 1, 1930. In the 1949 General Assembly a measure was passed extending the period ending Feb. 1, 1950 to Feb. 1, 1953. At that time it was pointed out that property values were out of line, due to the 'inflation period lollowing World War II, and it was believed properties would be more normally valued in 1953. Naugatuck is among 27 towns m the state due for property revaluation. Mrs. Elizabeth Ryland- der, L i t c h f i e 1 d representative, spoke in favor of the measure extending the period • for two more years. Mr. .Mengacci today said that, he also favors the time extension due to the borough being confronted with great expenses. Naugatuck has not had a property ;re valuation . sin'ce 19291 The •Soroufrh* .attorney;' that time ruled that the revaluation was completed during -the- 1929-30 period within the iQun-icun 7- : : rr""?. .wicnin tne 1930-1940 ten year period, and that there would, be ho need for a revaluation until the 1950 date. • ^en the extension was granted m the 1949 Legislature, the borough favored the action, as the Process will .require between $35000 and $45jOOO to complete.. If the further extension is granted, the borough will have been' without a property revaluation for 26 years. The proposed 1951-52 fiscal year budget includes an appropriation of $10,000'to open a reserve fund for the revaluation. MARTIN SCHtUENSEN iki also announced that May 17 and 18. has-been-selected as the dates if the Buddy Poppy sale here. Chairman Schluensen, a .World Var II veteran, served in the Army for over 3 years. He spent 18 months in the European theater of Operation. Under Chairman Schluensens' di- eetion, a small army o£ women .nd girls will be mobilized for thri mrpose of selling a record quan- ity of Buddy Poppies in the 1951 'We are confronted with the leaviest veteran welfare load in he history of our post," Commander Zilinski said, "Inflation has irought great hardships to many reterans and their dependents. We are particularly interested in the welfare of, disabled veterans who eceive inadequate assistance from he federal government in the form f disability compensation or pen- ion checks. The cost, of living has piraled Upward for these men just s it has for all other~persons But hess veterans, and their families •re dependent upon incomes that -ere fixed by Congress wjien food lothmg, rent costs were consider- M " lower than they are today" Births )IjON ~ A to Mr. and Mrs f^ian _plson,_71. May. street, this *""' "" ry's hospital, former June Mrs. Olson is>|he Houseknecht. '•-' Co. L Detachment To Act As Honor Guard Memorial Day Beacon Falls Pinesbridge Correspondent'* Vhonea 2228^6377 A detachment,- of Company L state guard, under the command of Captain John McGeever Jr of Beacon Falls, will act as a guard of honor and'-firing squad for the Memorial Day Observance on Sun- 'Jay, May 27, In Beacon Falls. A parade, from Hubbell avenue to the pines Bridge cemetery will begin at 2:30 o'clock. It is expected that Justice. Raymond E. Baldwin, of the .State Supreme Court of Errors, former governor of Connecticut, wil):-be among the guest speakers, as in reconj years Arrangements Chairman Ernest Trzaski submitted plans for the services at the business meeting of Schactfer-Fischer post Wednesday evening. Final plans for the observance will be completed at the .May 23 meeting of the Legion post. Pupils of the public school will place wreaths on tlie graves, and two Center school students will be among the speakers: :' URTISS—A son, James Martin their first child, to_Mr. and Mrs! _ D. Curtiss, Pine Hill road, Thoniaston, May 9 at Waterbury hospital; : Mrs. Curtiss is the former Eleanore Perkins. •When In. need ol Furniture or noise nrnlshlugs. think ol Hartley',, Water- iry's great Inrnitire store, nei-Tli*the cal iioiwlaco (or many years.—AdY. Bride Of Month Killed; Husband } f • • o.-- •-.•«. Ines Suicide East Hartford, May 11—(UP)—A brJdegrooom of one-month- has killed his wife by stabbing her 10 times with a paring knife and choking her a with a sash cord. Police say ' 44-year-old Fred Ulbert then tried to kil! himself with the same knife. He's in serious condition at Hartford hospital. The body of 21-year-old Mrs Elaine tilbert was found in bed with the." bedclothes drawn over it. tri'bert is- said to be the father of two children by a previous marriage^ which ended in divorce. —"Gr«»t«n «ar •» tie road."—That'a the popular thought for the HS1 Stmit. Imker. See It at £rlck»oa Motors.—Adn

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