Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on February 7, 1947 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, February 7, 1947
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REPORT 3 a. m. fi n. n<P n. nrv Moon 23 25 2-1 33 30 , ' ' • L < ' , ^^•* "A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" THBWIATREE Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island—Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday with a few light mow flurrlea Saturday. Somewhat colder Saturday.' Kastport to Block Island—Strong- southerly wind*, becoming southwest -to west, tonight. . Vol. LXXI, No. 32 ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1947 Leased Wire ; Service of the United Press Price Four Oentf Seven Naugatuck Bills Filed In General Assembly ••'— •• • —• ' •- — — - .. — — - - - -- . __. — .. -i— • ^^M tfs^B* •••• • S^B ^BM i^B^Bb. . ^_ * . _ ^^^^ Three^Per-Cent State Sales Tax Proposed LATE 'Old Home Week' For Byrd In Little America (By United Press) KKVISK ACT \VmliliiKton— llnrold K. St«n- ,pn has |ir»|>i>. < «'d ri'vlnlon »( tlin Wusncr A*U i<nd fri'i'dom of »prrcli< to rnd what lie Cillli* Hhuw> )>>' litlHir. But the vutidi- ,11,1,. foe thi- <i<»r iircMldrntiul iiiniiiniitloii wrgi.-d Mu« M>imt«< Hi- tior roiiiwlttfi' ti> rcji'L't nuivf.o lu millnw iniliiHtry wide bitrKiiin- iiij; inn) I li<> (li'Hi'il shop. —-OOO— KACKKTKK119 VV«shlni!tor,---TIH! House group labor committee l.» suspending licarinK-- 4 fin K^ner'tt! labor- legl.s- l:uion t./ hiMr.Sfi ex-servicemen uglify un i:h:u-K"s tlwit union racki'trci-M iiro driving veterans out ot the produce business in philudHphiii. OO* THUMAN KOK I'ltKSIIIHNT VViislilntftoii — l.»';nllffjf IX-ino- i-iiitii- lawmakers urn llnlntr up Miiml National Clmleninn lliin- ni'ijiiii I" promltliig Prcdldrnt Triiinuii Inr re-i'lrctlon. ClKilniian Curroll Rtieci; Mild: "It N UK- voice of Huniiftfiui l»« tin- hum! «f Puml^rpust." OOO SKXATK ACTION Wushington — Chairman Wiley aay.3 his senate judiciary committee may be ready to approve thi> House-passed two-term limit on priMidnnts by. .next Monday. oOo INDICTED IN MURDER Plymouth, MUSH.—Pretty BIT- thtt Siir|iriN<> Cote of llrovkton but Iwn Indlclfd by tin; Plymouth county trrand jury on a Tlritt Ui'tfri-i' murd*<r charge. Tin 1 '!"- dlctmi-nt MUM hiindi'd tip uftor Ihri'i- iluy* <>t hearing «»vldcnp«> In tin- ClirlMtmiistlnif buying of hi>r himliaiid. 10*1,1)00 JEWS London—A London diplomatic corTi'.ipondunt »»>•» the British government will authorise the Immediate entry of 100,000 Jews intu P:il(;»tini:. The Daily Express writi'r reports that the govern- rni;nt will uvtirritl>; A nib' objections to the move. .oOo- CASK OPKNS Mi-Dnnoiiicli, On.—A test cunf Involving tin- Georgia governorship Im.i o|>fiit'il In llcnr.v CDIIil- ly. Attorm-y.s for Governor Tul- inad|(e ho|H- lu dlxqunllfy Attorney Grin-mi Ctiok from n-pr*-- Hfiitin< iirtliiK Govornor Thiiinif »oii in :i null to rfniuVH Tiil- tint .site of the; original Little America, Rear Admiral Richard K. Byrd revives memories of hi* second. Antarctic expedition In; 1!)35 us he Nits In front of a small coal stove In the hut built there at thai time. The corn col) pipe he Is Minoklne, und the tolmcco In, It, were loft in the hut in 1935 and proved an fm- Krnnt und moist us when he can lied it. (International Soundphoto) U. S. Rubber Co. Reports Increased Sales, Profits 1947 Profits Over 23 Million ; Assets Advance To current More Than 267 Million. The annual statement of the United States Rubber Company, refused today, shows sales of $•19-1.753,028 -for 19-10 compared witli $471,000,473 In 19/lG. Pi-ofi-ts wore listed as $23,207,941 for 194(3 at the rule of 4.7 pur ccn-- of sales as uumparod with 2.t> pec r.rnt Cor the preceding y««:The runout- company has declared it ,;1 dividend, due March 10, on common stud; on record Feb. 17. In 194G the company paid 50 cents in March. 70 cunts in June, $1 in September, and 75 cents in December. The company also voted a $1 extra in December which wns I UGF, DKI.AY VVu.-ihington—Republican Sen- (iiui-s Vmiclenborg and Mlllilsun urge Congrt-sM to delay for' onft yi'.'u- liny bills limiting the nd- niinlHli'ntlnn's power tn cut tar- IIT.H. Tlu'y s:iy their proposal -would givi- more protection to Xnicrlcan Industries. NO KI.KCTUICITV l.iiinliin—Th« British goviTn- .niriit iiiiiKiiinrcs that— |I»K:IIII.II> of a Knivi* coal crlnlN—1111 clcntrlclty will )><• MUpplli'il lo Industrliil ron- siiiiirrs In l,nnili>n, tin* North MIJIiiiuls and tin- northwrstiTii iiri'K ufti-r m-xt SHinlny. oOo PKKFKMS DIPLOMACY >Vii«lilnKton—The .Stair Dcpiirt- i» i-n I ri'inirtrdly upponeH tloii tn n-viill AmiTlcni rh;iH«-roil tii tarvlKn count rlo* '" • »v:»rtlmi> iisr. lTt)dcnu><!r<!t>iry William Cliiyton s»iy» the dr- imrlnirnl pn-fcrs to nuKotlitti- HiroiiKh ri'Kliliir dlploinutlc r.hnn- NKWS CONFKBKNCK Washington —• Secretary Marshal! will hold hi« first news con- f'-rence since tjiking ovnr his now position at 2:M (E. S. T,i tliin afternoon. ——oOo niJAFT HKCISION WimliliiKton—An Army Himm> "a.vs tin- adinlnUtriitlon will nn- nnunri- In n fi>w day* whrthi'r " will Conifri'v.s to- o.Ttt>nd •In- dnifl ln-.vDiid Muruli 81, Thi- Army suyx i>nlli>tmrnt« Just nholit fill Hiiotus. —-oOo~ OAHK S3 TODAY •New York—Babo Ruth Is 53 years old todny. And mossnses of congratulations arc pouring I "in hi* Now York hospital room, whnro the Sultan of Swat !» recovering from nn operation. lust month. I'uy Itoll Pay roll of 5182,052.070 during tln> iniat year amounted to 07 percent of sales und averaged S2.970 per employe, against the 1945 average of $2,59-1. From the pay rolls $19,SS7,G23 was withheld tm<l j ptiid to the government for its i employes' income and Social Se- jr.iirity taxes, the-statement showed. i Direct tuxes uggrogating $02,I 360,782, including excise taxes, i were chiirguil against 194C opei- lUions, nn Increase of 15 million dollars ov«r 1945. Current ussiMn n.s of Dec. 3 were $187,151,929.00. including $101,OS(i.- 7iri.CS inventories and $2S',7. r )0.93S.54 Ojeda Council Dance Planned Tomorrow Night cash as compared with liabilities of $68,668,141.52. Current .assets ..i-have , increased approximatoly '20 "million dollars over current assets of a year ago, while current liabilities in the same period are up 11 million dollars. Total assets of the company are reported at $267.343,081.05, an in- cre.-ise of 41 million during the year. Bonded indebtedness at the end of 1946 was 40 million dollars as compared with notes payable at the end of 19-15 amounting to 27 million, New 1'lant* Pi-csiticnt Herbert E.. Smith announced that, exclusive of rehabilitation of rubber plantations, the company spent ,?24,082,637 on additions to plant properties, .including the purchase of new plants in Wawhinfjton, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Milan. Tenn,, and Gastonia, N. C. Mr. Smith, in a statement to thn. stockholders, said: "The outlook for 1947 IB one of great activity. Although the rubber industry produced a record peace-time volume of goods lost year, the backing of consumer demand for rubber products is such that a continuation of a high level of production through 1947 seems assured. Your company has substantially incrcaKotl and will increase further its facilities and manpower to enable it to share fully in the industry's large potential mnr- lict." "Spec" Shea Joins Yanks Estimated Return Between 15 And 20 Million Dollars; Food, Children's Clothing Exempt Hartford, Feb. 7—(U P)—The .General Assembly received the Republican-controlled administration's ' major revenue-raising proposal today—a bill-to Impose a tax of three per cent on nil sales, with food and children's clpthing as major exceptions. It was estimated to bring in between 15 and 20-million dollars a year. • The bill closely-follows the Ohio consumers retail sales tax plan. Governor McConaUfyny announced that a special study commission left for Columbus, O., last night to .survey its workability. The commission consists -of Senator. Herbert S. MttcDorald of the senate finance committee: Representative John R. Thim, of the house finance committee; State Tax Commission- Walter W. Walsh and State Finance Commissioner James B. Lowell, The bill proposes all items costing eig-ht .cents and less be exempted. Articles costing- between eight and 40 cents would be subjected tn a one percent tax; from 40 to 70 cents, a. two per cent tax, and from 70 to one dollar, a three per cent i tax. . Eacl) fujl dollar thereafter | wouuld be taxable at three cent, with fractional taxes amounts in-between. Together with a 50' Walsh. Rosko Introduce Measures Revising Charter; Selectmen's Fees Increased Auxiliary To Fete Marines At "Welcome Home" Dinner per on per cent jump in liquor and corporation taxes, amounting to about IS-million dollars a year, the sales tax would swell the total new income to between 29 and 33-mill!on dollar* annually. Income Taxes " Two state income tax- bills went Into the_ r General Assembly- today. Detachment Makes Plans To Entertain State Staff Here At Joint Meeting. Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League, wil! be hosr of the state staff'Of the league and auxiliary at O>e joint quarterly meeting in May. Plans for thp meeting were discussed by the detachment last night in Odd Fellows Hall. Commandant WillUm J. Benson, and District Junior Vice-Comma.n- dcr VeBrnon LaFave, Naugatuck, will extend invitations to all departments of the state. State Com- Aids USO .•,- v meh^otv;*!). jncotti,*;' .'' The'/o'ther" was an" all-inclusive tira • t~>- ,t m T.» i ' tax ' P 1 ' 0 ? 030 ^ by Republican Rep- Flying CirCUS To Make I resentativc Harry S. Farnham of 1 &nn»Vi Vtrin^l^n.. Month-Long Tour Of South, Central America Frank "Spec" Shea will leave the borough on the 13th, it was learned today, to join -Larry MacPhail's New York Yankees 33-performcr flying circus which will tour South and Central America for one month I Ojr.'iln Council Knifthts of Colum- i bus will hold a Valentine rtanc.' i tomorrow evening at the council i ! rooms in tnu Ncary building. L)anc-j ing wlf. b»- from 9 to 1 o'clock to' ' tht- music of Urlco Baronc uni) his urchestrn. I'-infi-eahmcnts will be served buf- fpt. stylo t.«i'ouj;hout the, Chairman George Kennedy announced tills morning. No advance salf of tickets will he held: tickets will go on .-KI!O at tho door prior ' to tho dancV. j Tho committee in I moot this evening ."it 7:30 o'clocit | in the council rooms in the Nciu-y >1 Bowling Banquet Planned By All American Vets Mombors of the All-American Vet- j ernn.i met last night at thp Y. M P. A. Frank Johnson, commander, presided. Reports were given by Robert Lawlor, chairman of I South Windsor. It would assess all incomes under $1,000 at 1 per cent. The scale would increase one-half per cent for each $2,000 up to $9,000. Persons earning $9,000 and more a year would pay 4 per cent. Single persons would be exempt $500. married persons $1500, and every dependent would be nn additional $400 exemption. Flood Control The general assembly is asked to authorize the governor to appoint a three-member commission to study flood control problems. The commission would confer with representatives of other New England states in combatting this mutual menace. mander Thomais F. Wall, New Haven, and Mrs, Myrtle Marco, auxiliary president, Bristol, and their respective staffs will attend. Mrs. Frank Clark, president of the local auxiliary will extend invitations to auxiliaries in Connecticut. 'Mrs. Frances M. Tulley, a mem- .her of-, the detachment, was ap- .pointed to represent the league on the.local USO Fund drive committee. Detachment members voted at the meeting to donate to the-USO and the March of Dimes fund cam- MRS. FRANCE!? M. TDI.LV, member 'or the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine . Corps League, last nlfrhl. named to the local committee planning to roixe $4,4OO for the man of a Building* Fund Commit- (fip. to b« assisted by William^ E. Simmons and Arnold Peterson. A Mr. Simmons'ahd Raymbni •iVnosler were nantied a committe- to plan sgortinR: activities. The de ianhment plans to enter th league's state softbal! tournament. T,he C'tachment also accepted an invitation- from the auxiliary 1.0 report of .the committee will be submitted .at the next meeting of the organization. Thf detachment went on record , as favoring: .any plan that will ex- attend a "Welcome Home" dinner pedite action on the construction and entertainment in Odd Fellows of. the proposed' community audi-iHall in March. Mi-5. John J 'Grfnt is chairman of the committee arranging- the affair. She is at nn open meeting relative to that assisted by Mrs. Olivo Kriedlcr i subject next Tuesday niffht in the'Mrs. Hazel Schlesinjier and Mrs. Tuttle school. 'Ida Robbies. forium. The detachment will he represented by a larpe delegation Residential Area Canvass March 2 Innovation Of Red Cross Campaign special committee, and Leroy Murphy, dance committee chairman. A proposed bowling banquet was discussed but no dsflnue arr.anjj«- inent.s were made. The next meeting Is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, and Com- manricr Johnson requests that all charge will | members attend ' as matters, rela- '»'•« unil Onk I'm-m milk In prnilni'Ml »n4 on thu fnrm hrrr In NMIIIM- iiium modern null hislialr T,|, IMS fur Y's Men To Hear State Staff Member Edcnr F. Martin, of the state Y staff, will be Ruest speaker at tho next meeting of the Y's Men's Club ut the Y cafeteria Tuesday. Mr. Martin, who is n. former pro- "fim secretary of the Cincinnati, Ohio, YMCA, will spenlt on "Letid- oishlp Opportunities In The Y." Mr. Martin is a specialist in the field of youns; men's work. He is •\ graduate of the Nashville. Tenn.. Y college. • tive to the orErnnixn<!6n cussed. be dis- Polio Fund Still Growing —All Nnuriilii'-k In Inlklnff ohiiul the IHI7 Hlmlrlmkir, the miwl liniuiiriil cur In UK ruid. Her It »t \»u«iturk Knurr * -Aolt iirrlct.—A*?, March of Dimns returns are still coniinR in, Postmaster Prank T Green, local chairman of the drive, announced this morninir. Chairman Green said that returns will no nt least $100 over the quota of $2.KOO orlplnallv set. ' • A total of J334.15 from the U, S. Rubber company employes brings to $423.82 the amount contributed bv the four largest local factories. Postmaster Green, announced. Other- factory contributions were Risdon $5T>, Eastern Malleable Iron, S2. r i,<l2, and Naueatuck Chemical, $9.25. ; "SPEC" SHEA prior to setting- up regular training camp routine at St. Petersburg, Pla. The flying circus will leave this country'V February 14,' for a month-long tour of Central and South America. The regular Yankee spring training will begin at St. Petersburg, Fla., March 12. To Study Pl,tehers Spec sh'oiild come, in for special attention" from Manager Bucky Harris on the tour through Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Cuba, judging from a statement which Manager Harris made at a recent press conference. "My main objective," Manager Harris suid, "will be to study those* pitchers with- whose work I" am unfamiliar." "Spec" trained -with the Yankees last spring at their .Canal Zone camp and did w.ell, but was stricken with appendicitis just before the regular season opened. When he recuperated -from an opecatlon he reported to the Oakland • club of the Pacific Coast league, a Yankee farm, where he ran up ar^ ex| cellent record. Most of those who will make the trip are cither Yankee regulars or looked upon' as likely prospects. About the only regulars- to be left behind, Harris said, are Pitcher Spud Chandler and Randy Gumpert, who will re'port with the rest PUC Issues Temporary Permit To LeClair A temporary permit to operate four bus routes for a 90-day trial period was issued Lionel LeClair, local franchise holder, yesterday by the Public Utilities Commission. it was announced today by PUC officials. Time schedules to be employed on the routes have not as yet been submitted to the PUC. Provision was made in a finding released Feb. I, that the schedules be filed with the commission. Officials staKid the schedules are to be filed' before operation of the rou'tes commence. The commission authorized the trial period commence within 15 days of receipt of the finding, I of various committees which was Saturday, Feb. 1. of the Yankee squad at St. Peters- (Contlnued On Page 8) —NniiKfitnrk Furniture Co., Smith Main Ntreet I* fpflturlnic amonr Floor Su'in- filrH nn HII)P, ChUil'* Client of drftwiri, ma 11 In flnlnh, 3 drkwrn, 40 Innhr* tilth. —A*T. .. _ . ; Local 308 Executive Board Meets Monday On Strike Vote The executive., board of Synthetic Rubber Plant, Local 308. United Rubber, Cork, Lin'oleum, and Plastic Workers of America will meet Monday night at 7:30 at the quarters of Local 45 'to discuss the strike vote, by union members, it was announced today by Frank WltKoski, president, A. regular meeting of the Local is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 1C. at which time a -full report of the conference and the recently agreed company-wide maeter-contract will be given to the union members. The action is in line with Locals 45 and 218 who are also taking action on a strike vote. Such action Is the result of the recently ended wage conference in Cincinnati where no agreement was reached between union officMala and officials of'fhe "Big . Four" - rubber companies concerning the union's: Sunday, March 2, will be a red | letter day for thn Naugatuck residential solicitation, for many n«w innovations have been inaugurated by the committee in charge in anticipation of putting the campaign over the top. One of the many new o.ndravors contemplated to offer stimulus to ,the drive and pep up the residential canvasser? will be a rally of Red Cross work- era between 12:00 and I'OO p. m. that afternoon at the Salem Playhouse which r has been donated for that period by Halph Pasho, manager. Further details of the rally program will he announced In the very near future. Eight district chairmen under leadership of Atty. Helen Mc- .Donotig'h have selected in the hope that iivery residential- area in Naugatuck, Bethany and Beacon Falls may be thoroughly canvassed. The setup, pertaining .to voluntary workers, wi!) be one where no individual solicitor will be overburdened. Several preliminary meetings > have been held in recent dayg and the enthus- i iasm whirh • baa dominated these j confabs has been most encourag- i injr. . 1 The cisrht district chairmen are as follows: Raymond St. John, district 1, the south-west section of Naugatunk: Miss Helen Mai, district 1A, Mlllvilln; Joseph Mona- Finance Board, New Bond Issuance Proposed; Ask Change In Method Of Calling Special Freemen's Meeting Seven Naugatuck bills were introduced today in the General A«- sembcly, three by Representative Daniel J. Walsh and four by Representative Joseph V. Roako. All were administration bills. The controver*ial Board of Finance bill was placed in the hopper by Representative Wal»h, who also carried a bill to increase the fees paid the board of selectmen, and another to increase the number of signatures required on a petition to call a special freemen's meeting. Representative Rosko introduced a bond issuance bill; one which would include remuneration Tor burgesses at special board meetings; one proposing title clearance on the proposed Armory site, and a fourth setting up a salary for the small claims court clerk. Bond f«nimnce The bond issuance bill provides authorization to IBBUC bonds for the construction of public building up to $70OOO, and at the same time rescinding authorisation approved in 1B<5 for the issuance of 1200,000 in bond* for public building construction.. ATTV. HKMiN McDONOUGH Chairman tion of Naupatuck; Paul O'Brien, district 2A, Glenridgc; Mrs. Willard Bittle. district 2B, apartments-;' William Stokes, district :>.. Union City; Francis Caulfield, district 4, the section of NauRaluck; Frank Hroch, - district 5. Glendale Manor and han, district 2, the northwest sec- i south to the Bethany line. )ative"lo (900,000 -providing the bill is passed, with (700,000 for public building* and $200,000 for,the proposed • sewage disposal plant. Borough officials, believe although the board of education ban not made recommendations for a public school building program, jt is advisable to enter a bill for an amount close to the borrowing limitation permitted by slate statute. Authorization In 1943 to issue bonds totaling $400,000, with S300.~ OOO'for public buildings i* believed inadequate by borough official*, and provision is made in the bill to cancel tne 1945 authorization as t pertains to public buildings. limitation of tho borough's borrowing capacity at this time is estimated at $1,200,000. With the $200,000 for the sewage disposal plant anu $700,000 for public build' the borough still would bt able to increase its bond issuance approximately $300,000 If nec**- savy at a later time. I«8S Fee «5 In 1893 the amount set up' in the charter as a fee for .each member nf The board of selectmen Tor each session was $5. H is proposed th« "cc be increased to $12 a session 'or fixch member In the new bill. The selectmen meet to make new voters. , • Freemen's Meeting The 1893 charter, also .provided petition sighed by 20 electors be submitted to call a- special freemen's meeting. The bill relative to thi* matter proposes the number nf electors' signatures required to call a special mectinjr be increased to 100. Special Board Meeting* The charter, provides burgesses h« paid a fee of $10 each for regu- Inr nicotines, and the bill concern- 'ins- this matter provides An amendment t.o include the same fee to each burgcas for special meetings of the board. It ha« been revealed that board demand of a 26 cents an hour pay increase, West Side Club Dance Saturday .The West Side Community Club will conduct a Valentine dance tomorrow night at the Falcon Blue Ball Room. John Heavens'and his orchestra will provide mueic for dancing. Tickets will be available at the door. Mrs. Merle Hyde is chairman of the arrangements committee in charge of the affair. Welfare Board Meets Monday Three Amendments Approved By House Hartford, Feb. 7—(UP)—Three Constitutional amendments were approved by the House vcsterday. was talcen on a roll-call A monthly meeting of ,the board of'public welfare is scheduled for Monday evening. Feb. 10 at 8 o'clock in the town hall, it was announced today -.-by- Superintendent of Welfare Leo Scully. Routine business will be transacted provid- 1 ing a quorum In in attendance. Each vole. The most important.' of the proposed amendments provided for a four-year term for elected -slntc officials. Tho others sot a four-year -term for judpcs of. probate and allowed the legislature to designate a method of restoring -forfeited rights. Glcnbrook members now are receiving the $10 fee for special meeting*. Title Clearance .Providing the-state accepts the proposed Armory site on the southeastern end of Recreation Field on Riverside drive, it i s requisite to have a title clearance, A b'ill Introduced propose? clearing the way for conveyance. Clerk Salary Another bill introduced provides a salary of $360 annually for the small claims court clerk, bringing the clerk to the same status •* other court Officials, Mrs. Lauretta Sullivan, who ho» been clerk of the small claims court since Its Institution In Au- pust. 1945, has been paid a monthly salary of $30 for her duties. — Far qimlllv r.lqnom. Wlim. Rrrn, *lr., SHOP FIRST mi thr Cllr P>rk- llf Klorr. M tirldl* *<ml. Prmnpt «V llru-r. *ttr»ll«r« !• tewm. T«J, 4MI, APPROPRIATION ASKED Hartford. Feb. 7 — (U P) — The legislature has been asked to appropriate more than J900.000 for care and treatment pt (jred, chronically ill and infirm persons. , Most of the appropriation would go toward' building astaU Institution. Other allocation* would be to state-aid hospitals and private hoi* pilals. v

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