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Page Eight NAUOATUCK DAILY NEWS MONDAY, BEPTBMBiru, an; Estimates On Town Hall Work Awaited Death Of A Yank Bomber (Continued from fagc 1) prnlxcil the capabilities of Mr •Mocckel, and Indicated that If the '••fcty change he suggested tire made, that a license t'or the operation of the auditorium as n •motion picture theater can again be applied for with, no doubt, favorable results. .'.Tho tramp room of the Police dcpnrtmcnt also was indicated by Fire Marshal Hickoy to be ha/- urdous due to Its lack of casil\ nvnllablc exits and Its shift to Home other portion of the building was suggested, '.A resume of the wiring situation In tho Town Hull, was submitted by the Swan Electric Co. and indicated that much work would have to be done in this field In connection with the modernization of the wiring setup. -.W. J, Mcgln, Inc. would be the general contractor If all changes Hugge.itod are made In the Town Hall building, Warden Brophy indicated today. Once the estimates on the work nre received, a special meeting of tho board of public welfare, otll- ctal custodians of the Town Ha I will be called and a decision reached on whether or not the work is to be done. Warden Brophy slated today that he did not believe the meeting would bo hold this week. Knlph S. Pasho, head of the Gem thcntcr, stated today that he was 'hopeful that there would be prompt action by the board of pub- 'llc welfare, but Indicated that he nlso wns continuing his plans t'or a theater on Church street, having n|roady done much work In connection with priorities on materials. Mr. Moeckel's report on tho Town H«ll building and its condition, And some of .the contemplated changes Included the following: ' -'I herewith submit my findings and report of observations made in jny survey of the existing condi- Allied Air-Borne Army Progressing (Continued from! Page 1) This Mill-under lininlii-r of the 12th Air Force wlls mortally wounded in an attavk on Toulon during; tin: Nazi occupation of Hint French naval hn.se. Tin- rlirht eiiffino has been shot off hut the prop is still turning anil tltt- 'wing is alilazo. The plane crushed into the city il few minutes after the photo was taken. U. S. Air' Force photo. (International Sound photo) tlons ftt the Naujraiuck Town Hall building. Also corrective measures j t.hnt should be carried oat to place the "structure within safe limits for Its continued use as a municipal building and moving picture theft tcr. 'Also fire embraced such corrective'.and safety measures as I feel will.' be Insl.itsed upon by the Office of State Police before permis- dlon'- will be granted for the reopening of the auditorium area fdr.;thc showing of motion pic- ttird's. ,.I ,-ha'vc pone through the building'. from the clock in the tower to the foundations In the basement, observing the cons! ruction nnd measuring alt of the ureas so that a set of detailed drawings might be prepared in order that strains, and stresses in the structural, members mlKht be studied. •Cftlciilnlions and studies reveal thftt' certain items of construction ji'ow cxlstlnf; require attention. They are as follows: . The 'building being about sixty ycnrw Old has sone through the normal process of settlement of foundations and walls and shrink- ngc of Its timber members. .The mnln roof supports or limbers In the form of trusses are (U.Memblcd and joined together with Htpo! rod and bolt connections. By examination I am certain tfifit til no-Mmo have the rods or the bolts been tightened to take up the freedom or slack at the connecting jointH Induced by vibration fine! occasioned bv the shrinkage of the poses unless a fireproof stayre floor and roof construction with proper ventilators is installed alon£ timber members, in consequence the truss construction has settled at the joints and permitted the bottom of the trusses to exert an outward pressure at the lop of the walls with the result that walls aro out of plumb thrnn Inches in tho distance from the trjp of the watcrtable, or first floor level, to the cornice line itt the roof. This In Itself Is not serious as yet but must not be allowocl to continue, I recommond that all of thu rods <ind bolts In the roof truss con- Htmction ho tightened and in addition advise the Installation of lateral and cross tic rods between trusses, and between walls and trusses, In the attic area, to tie the supporting brick walls and the roof trusses together so that they react in unison against strains ctiusccl by wind and snow loads. There Is considerable evidence of rain getting into Lhe building at the main roof as well as in the belfry urea, cither by leaks IhrouRh thr • roof or because tho roof dormer windows are not closed during ruin, or both. In any event continued wetting and drying of timber readily leads to its disintegration. The leaks must bo stopped. During the survey we had continued clear weather and the noiircc of the leaks was not evident. ••The three tie rods running through the building from north to south'In »he auditorium balcony floor construction should be tightened. The bolt heads nrc visible and accessible from the exterior of the building. The twelve columns supporting the balcony rest directly upon the auditorium floor construction, rrt these points the floor joists nre doubled tO'givc added strenglh. 'In the case of four of these columns where their location approaches tho center of tho joist span calculations show the doubling of the joists alone to be insufficient to properly carry the load nnd keep within recognized safe limits. Those particular joists should be reinforced. The auditorium floor construction, by factors of safety employed today, indicate it to be perfectly «afc for any usi 1 where fixed scaling is maintained but not for dancing and basketball purposes an has been tho case In tho past. , At a conference at the Office of State Police it was ruled thai I..i- stage cannot be used for tho- ntrlcal performances or tho assemblage of people for other p;ir- with a masonry fireproof procen- ium wall extending through and above Iho rjof, also an asboslos proscenium curtain and its requisite metal slides, guides, etc. This requirement in itself would prove to be extremely .expensive. I havo discharged *hc thought of its incorporation, temporarily, on the grounds of cost. Cost dala can be secured and I will gladly do so I you desire. The stage floor as it is. is perfectly acceptable for moving picture purposes, At tile rear of the balcony, to the right and the led of tho projection booth, there exists unfinished culling areas, These areai: must bo closed in by means of ceiling joists, metal lath and plaster. There is a section of the plastered wall to tho rear of tho balcony that is broken. This area should be retained and plastered. At the front of the balcony seals, immediately adjacent to tho fire escape door, there is a wood guard rail. It has become loose of its supports, and must be made secure again. At tho sills of tho two fire escapes exit (loot's, auditorium and balcony levels, I here Is at present built up wood stop sills. This condition is definitely a stumbling biock and a hazard to safety. They must be removed and the sill and 'door altered to permit a safe exil to Lhe fire escapes. Al the platform of the- balcony fire escape, tho supporting bracket. toward tho street side, is froo •jf the brick wall und should bo made tight and secure. Revert back to the altic spaci- again, wood vonlil.'Uing ducts aro employed to direct air from the auditorium to the eight dormur window openings at the sides of the main roof. Those ducts fire constructed of wood one inch thick, ore in a very dried out condition and hav.ardou.s as far as fire is concerned. They should lie of fireproof construclion. In the court room, on the first floor, a wooden column supporting a wood girder, has been removed and no attempt made to strengthen tho wood girder after tho removal of the column. This column and girder is part of ihc construction supporting the 'stage area overhead. This is hazardous and the column rnusi be replaced or the girder reinforced. I suggest the replacing of tho column, On this same floor level, I ob- srrvi'd Iho conditions ;it the public ladies' !oi!et room to he in need of consideration. Here is a toilet room in a public building with practically no privacy. The entrance to the room is through a small narrow passv/ay without a door, leading to tho toilet room, also without :i door, in which there are two water closets without enclosures or toilet stalls. This is certainly not in accord with accepted conventions and should be remedied. Windows generally throughout Iho building are in ncod of repairs, they no longer fit tightly and allow t'or considerable air leakage which has its effect on heat and fuel consumption in the winter months. The boiler room must bo provided with a door. The opening shall bo lowered with brickwork and lintol and a fire door with fusible link installed. A window in the basement, coll block room, is without glass. This window should he reglav.od. Tho show window construction at the Maple Street store, the area recently used as tho Defense Council Quarters, is showing signs of deterioration, will soon need repairs. The cinder block barricade at this store front, a temporary measure, does not rest upon a foundation but directly on' tho sidewalk, It is starting to lip outward at the top. Tf the need for the barricade is past. I suggest it be removed. Regarding: the items contained in tho report of Mr. Hickoy, Commissioner of Stale Police, as requisites before the building can again, be used for the showing of motion pictures or, public assemblage of. any kind, I make the following suggestions and while they may differ in some respects from the wording of the Commissioner's report they tend toward ihe same results. . suggest that tho stairways from the first floor to the balcony ceiling- be isolated from the main building by Iho installation of fire or smoke screens. These screens would consist of wire glass panels and metal doors with wire glass panels all set in a metal covered framework. These screens shall extend from the floor lo the ceiling. The doors to bo equipped with se'.f closing door chocks, also push and puil bars, :io locks. Tho location of Iho partitions or screens are indicated on Iho drawings. The stair wolts shall be made firu resistive by the installation of metal lath and plaster on all wood side walls and ceilings as woll as on the underside or soffit of stairs. Where the slair ladder as access to the projection booth occurs, a hinged metal door and curb shall be installed at the ceiling level. 1 recommond the removal of tho inner doors and sido panels of the vestibule. The ceiling of the boiler room and the coal bunker shall have its present covering removed and then melul lathed and plastered. A survey of thu electrical work of the building has been made by Iho Swan Electric Co. of Naugatuck, a copy of which I enclose. In addition, now electric outlets and controls will be required as is evident where changes are made. I have folio over the existing building construction and with the exception of the items mentioned heretofore find all to be within safe limits. The broken plaster areas at the coiling in the hallway outside the toiloi room of the Civilian Defense Rooms must be patched and rc- plastered. The dressing rooms and the wood construction of the grid ovoi the stage must be entirely removed. The proscenium wall from tho auditorium floor lo the roof boards in Ihe attic must be metal lathed and plastered both sides. The old wood laih and plaster as well as the wood boarding .at tho 1 attic area must be removed. A metal fire C-.ior shall be installed at the alitc level, with fusible link, as access to the attic space and (iron, over the stage. The stage area sh.'.ill have a now suspended metal lath and plastered coiling.' There shall be a metal covered hinged door and metal curb installed as access to thu space above this coiling. A fire proof curtain shall be installed at the proscenium opening with proper consideration for operation l;y fusible links and by hand. A fire resistive passage way wilh ft concrete and composition floor shall be installed at the south side of the stage extending from the auditorium to the rear wall. Tho auditorium doors at this pas- sago way shall bo metal covered and have door checks, The external doors shall have panic bolts and door chocks. A new fire efi- cupo shall be constructed from this point to the ground. A woven wire fence shall be installed at the ground level to insure clear and unobstructed passage from the bottom of tho 1'iro escape to Maple street. Wire glass shall bo placed in the windows that offer exposure to j r i sc the new fire escape as well as the existing fire escape. -This involves eight windows for now fii'o escape area and five for tho old. The present interior exit from tho auditorium to the court or pass way at the north side of the building shall be Ihe old stairway removed nnd a now one constructed as shown on tho drawings to provide -a safer stairs with proper that it will be turned into a battleground. Berlin broadcasts hint that the Germans expect further parutroop and Glider, landings—possibly •! .seaborne attack on the Dutch coast. As a matter of fact, the Vichy radio reports without-confirmation that Allied sky- troops made a new landing today on the-seacoast, In an urea nine miles north of the Hague, While the air invasion of Holland progresses, the Americana inside Germany scored fresh advances. The First Army fought its way into the city of Aachen and other units, well beyond tho Siegfried line, moved to within 20 miles of the industrial center of Cologne, Archen may fall soon. The Brit- sh radio says heavy lighting is' raging in the streets of the city. So thu south, Germany is threatened with another invasion, one of the Third Army. Lieut, General l j atton's columns wheeled north of Metz, crossing Luxembourg in a drive that curried them up to the Nazi 'frontier. MutK Itself also is in danger of mmLnent capture. The Yanks arc cutting through the ring of forts that protect the city. The Germans .iro digging in for a last ditch light. American artillery is pounding them without let-up. On Patton's righ't flank, the American Seventh Army is reported in Belfort. tho . gap that leads lo southwestern Germany. Far to the west, Canadian Iroops on the French channel coast hr.vc. battered their way to within a half mile east of Boulogne—n port already in flames from Allied ar- tiilcry. Meanwhile, a significant announcement came from General- Eisenhower's headquarters today. 1 An •Allied mllilnry government has been sot up for occupied Germany. In the words of an offi-' cial announcement, it will "begin 1 the task of destroying national socialism." It also will help the operations of the invasion forces, A message from General Eisenhower to the people of western and southwestern Germany told thorn of tho military government. And it asked .them to continue tneir normal activities as far as' possible. In the air war, Nazi broadcasts 'indicate thai Germany is being attacked today by American bomb- era from Britain and Russia. Bombers arc reported over southwestern Germany, while other forma- t/jr.s arc said to be approaching the Reich from the east. Last nigh I R-A-F mosquito bombers carried out a strong raid against the port of Bremen. There were two developments from Italy today. On the battlcfront, Canadian anc-' ty-cck troops lunged to within two miles of the key Adriatic coastal port of Rimini. The American fifth army fought, off strong German countora'ttncks inside the Gothic line. . In Wake Of The Hurricane THERE S SOMETHING ABOUT WELL GROOMED MAN T ALWAYS RATES A SECOND LOOK. He. looks like a man who will live up to his clothes—a man who will live up to his appearance and in most cases his obligation anyway if he doesn't live up to all those f-iijnrrc—you can't blame it on his clothes—he's good to look at— while your looking. We don't claim our clothes make a man— that's up to the man—but they help a man over many hurdles— $45 to $75. Record* I Courteous Service ~* »*-. ^- jif.v^.' _: Hero's ii small section of the Capo, Cod :ire;i In Massachusetts :is pictured from a piano following the disastrous'.hurricane that ripped eastern .suulioiircl suites. Burgos, hoiits, and shattered homes litter the roadway :ind its sidc;s. As reports- from Isolated communities cornu in,.. 43 persons were killed; damage is estimated to be $50,<KH),<KIO. -.'.,''.. •, (International) Pofctbfficers Hold Party As Hurricane Rages Aviation Cadet Nearing End Of Pilot Training Special Group Meets Tuesday A mootinfr of the „ Recreation cnmmittnc of the Service for Veterans will bu held :it tho ofllce 'Ot the or^anr/ation on Church street, on Wednesday ni'Kht fit 8 o'clock. The meeting was announced today by administrative secretary, Mra. Ford Wulfcck. ON TKJAL Rome, Sept. IS—(UP)—The chief of police of Rome during; the German occupation KOOS oil trial for his life today at tho Palnce of Justice. The CHSO ngainst Pietro 9 !l ~ I'uso—tho former official—is tho flr.st of a scries of procecdinps uRainst noted fascists accused of nidinfr the Nax.is, One charRO against Caruso is that he hnnclcd over !30 Italians to the Gestapo for execution. Proving that they can brave the elements in moments of relaxation i just as they do in their daily tasks, employes of the jVauwutuolt post oflice held a hot dot: roast Thursday ni^ht at the home of Edward Bronnan on Millville avenue. Even the noise made as a Kigim- tic treo toppled only a _ few f.cet from the house, was lost in the crunchir.fr on succulent hamburps and crisp frankforts. sit the party, which was held indoors dca to the heavy wcalher Thursday ni^ht. The rftirdy souls who ventured out for the party, no doubt all rcla Lives of Newfoundland lishcrmci or other weather-proofed creature.-, included Postmaster Frank T Green, Assistant Postmaster Ed ward J. McCarthy, Gcorjre Birdsol'. Francis Moroney, Francis DCS mond, Charles Fratesi, "Al" Fratesi. Charles .Ln.Cha.ncc, Georj;i- Chiswcll. Also Patrick DURTUC, Ra\ Heavens, Petcc JSrcnrcan, Frank Jones, and Michael Smith. The party was so interesting thai -no member knew that a STfai tree had just missed the house in its fall, until the event was over. Military Masses Solemnized Here (Continued from Pa^rc 1) SAFELY STOIiEIJ Maastricht, Holland, Sent. IS— fUP)—The paintinpr "Night Watch" by Rembrandt—along with ?00 other famous pictures-—is stored safely in a cavern outside Maastricht. The works of art were taken from Ryks museum in Amsterdam before the Netherlands were invaded. The carefully guarded air conditioned cnvorn has preserved for posterity what, is probably the world's finest collection of paint- inp by Dutch and Flemish masters. GIFT TO UNIVERSITY Durham, N. H., Sept. IS—(UP) —A daughter of author William Dean Howclls has pivcn the Uni- versily of New Hampshire a prit't of valuable books. Many of the books given by Miss Mildred How- clls were from her father's library, and included his complete set of Tolstoy. Miss Howclls resides at Kittery. Maine, and has a summer residence at Durham. Annual diphtheria, death rate has decreased from 43 per-100,000 in. 1000 to 1.5 in 1939. and tread. To do this the stall- must be elevated at the first floor livel and n. shori -lenerth of fire escape installed on the exterior of Iho building. The doors at Lhe head and foot of these stairs shall be treated same as mentioned for the opposite exit. The circle top windows throughout the auditorium'floor level shall be covered on the inside with shecl rock. Leonard Leitton. P. F. C. William Kloiva, P. F. C. Leslcr Swanson and Corporal ISrr.esi. Guelaki.s. Representing Naug'ntuck Post. American Legion, were Commander George Lewis, Thomas .Gunnoud, • William Davison and Ha:> old Perry. Mrs. Thomas Gunnoud represented' American Legion auxiliary and Anna. Leon hard', and Kalherino Radcliffe were present from Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary. Ushers were Mortin Lucas, Army veteran, and Walter Prxylylowski, who also served Muss. The Polish Veterans were represented by Paul Szczepanski, and the Polish Veterans Auxiliary group was made up of Mrs. Alexandria Tarasiowicz, Mrs. Stephen Prxylylowski, Mrs. Eleanor Kis- iclewski, Mrs. Rose Polakowski, Mrs. Jour. LisiewiCK and Mrs. George Kogul.. Rev. IMalowajlc pinned the three Gold Stars on the service flag of the church 1 . The rendering of the "Star Spafi- g'led Banner" a.nd Hie firing of a volley by the detachment of Rang- -ei-s and the flowing of "Taps" by Bugler Austin Philips also wore high lights in one of the most dramatic military programs of the present war. (Special to The Ncw-b) Altus, Okla., Army Air Field. Sept. :S—Aviation Cadet. David J. Nixon, soil of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Nixon. J2S Scott St., Naugatuck, Conn., has reported lo the AAF Training Command's advanced flying school hero to begin the la_: lap of his military pilot '..raining. In A'.tus AAF two-engined training- ships he will learn the technique of flying the multi-motored bomber or fighter piano lie will be pi'.oling overseas, and ir. ground school he will further perfect his technical knowledge of combul fubjecls. Upon graduation 10 weeks later ho will be awarded the silver wings of an AAF pilot and appointed a flight officer or commissioned a. second lieutenant. An aiirar.lllE I"' uni— II CI.K.1NS :«» "PREEN" As fliKKN wax™ ri,,,,r< fli-illlK UK-MI \vl< ,,nl Injury <<i <!»• Cini-li or SO li. \vlpr mi din and S 1 10 Per A.J.I/ Quart TEMPLETON'S Ti!.MrM-:Ti)N's WATMHIIUIEY J1IAI- (Vo Toll Ch:irK<'> LOV1NE KLIiCTRIC CO. .' : 8 Church Street Summer Dance Program! For Friday, Saturday anf Sunday Evening* JOE ROCK und HI* ROCK and RYE BOVS In Polka* und Modern Duict Music Sunday Dancing 5 to 9 P. X, White* Eaglt Restaurant BRIDGE STREET Member of Connecticut. Restaurant AshOc!»Uon r; Over 2,500 Enjoy Family Outing (Continued from Pnpc 1) local Sailor Is Promoted claim Production: Ed Urashka. captain. Syiil.hcticr-.nb.: An Nausr- es, captain. Mechanical Depl.: Loo Carroll, captain. The Synthetic lab team won thc^ plant championship, defeating the olaim division in the final game of the year at the Softball diamond, The winner was awarded a trophy cup presented by Oscar Blomquist, president of the association. Umpires: Donald Cowa.n, Dave Pointer, Clarence Lundstrom, Flavin Marinelli. Members of the sports commit- ec were: Waller Booth, chairman, William Hull, Tom Fitzgerald. Leo Stoittle. Clayton Houseknocht, Robert Spencer. .The entertainment was prcscnt- d at 3:30 p. m. and music for the >rO£ram an.d dancing to follow .•as furnished by Jim Covti and lis band. Tho complete program of cnlcr- ainmcnt included: PatKelley, master of core-monies. Eddie Urasbka, roller skatir.p; xhibiUi.m. . Ed. Skoronski, accordion sclec- ons. Bill McGuirk and his guitar. Marie Marrello, vocal selecLion. M. J. O/.aplicki, vocal; selection. Elaine Poulin, Evelyn Emery, Specialty dance. Marie Marrello, Olive Albcrln, duet. Lucy Slakuin, vocal seJcclions. Doris Pischcttc, Domcnic Como, Jitterbug dance. Genevicvc Panel, vocal selection. Doris Pitchcttc, tap dance. Pat Kelley, sonjrs. Jim Cor.ti and his bund. The finale was the complete membership of committees as appointed by Oscixr Blomquist, president of the Alembic Association, as fol- BUYING A NEW HOME? Your Savings Bank Can Help You NAUGATUCK SAVINGS BANK All Deposits Guaranteed QUALITY RUBBER FOOTWEAR Made In Naugratuck Is Serving All Over The World UNITED STATES RUBBER CO. Naugatuck Footwear Plant Naug-atuck Conn. Ger.or.il chairman, William Fer- andos, Jr. Master of ceremonies, Patrick H. Kollcy. .Radioman George Lawlon of the I Refreshment committee: Conlclh United States Navy, who is on duty j Kiernan, chairman; Arthur Friend. ! - the Pacific thcat.cr of war. has, Andrew Anderson. Ticket committee: Edward Ploss, chairman; , Grace Woodfield. Fred •Matora.no, James Mahnn. Mary C. Hales. Sports committee: Waller Sooth, chairman; William Huu, William been ' promoted to tho rank of petty officer, second class, according: to word 'received at his home : Petty Officer Lawton is the son of Mrs. Nolli'! Lawton of 213 South Main street: and is very well known in Naugatuck. Texas produces about ol the nation's oil. 12 percent Schnell, Robert Spencer, Leo Car- 1011. • Entertainment committee: Gr.ico Woodfield, chairman: Ellen Cookc, Lorraine Rcilly, Jean Brcnnan. LAWNS The hot, dry weather has ruined many of NaupcHucU'c beautiful lawns. Before the fall rains set in it would help to apply a generous amount of Driconurc. This i» peat moss and cow manure—treated to remove weed seeds. This is an excellent: fertilizer anil ground conditioner tor new and old lawns. ' We Have riont.v in Stock. — Also — Turn in your fuel oil coupons and have your tank filled now—this is important. The Naugatuck Fuel Co. 87 Church St. Phone 5236

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