Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on January 24, 1947 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, January 24, 1947
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fZMPERATTTRE REPOR1 Mldnlpht .................. 30 3 «• m 6 n. m i" 37 Noon "A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community' THE WEATHER MasBachUfictt,-!. Rhode Inland and Connecticut: Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Saturday. Temperatures well above freezing. Eastport to Block Inland: Southwest to west winds, 15 to 25 miles per hour. Vol. LXXI, No. 20 ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1947 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Four Centi .. LATE KK.VT I.VCBJiASKS Wii»hl"K'o« — Kegluual rout control officials have fit-on or- di-rrd to permit liiL-rpiiNVM In rent ri-llliii;- lii hardship CIIKVM. 'l'hl» |.< unnimni'vi'l d.v the director of Ihc office «f temporary controls, Major Cfi'iioral riillip J''li-niing. --oOo - Hf»'i;S I'kiurOSAI, Hiu'tford - A proposal to pay cash bonuses totalling DO-million dolinrs govs before the vote-runs tiffuirs ctmimittoe of the Connecticut Ir-gislaciire today. A public hearing will be hold by tho com- mitleo on die bonus problem, one of the major issues before the Connecticut Assembly. oOo STKKI. DKMANUS riliMliuixli—'''Jin CIO United Sti-cUvnrkrrs union hu.x laid Hi 117 ilrmaiidi hi-forr the If. S. Sti-el Coi-piiratlon lit a twn-hmir NCsMon opening negotiations ex- |w(-tc(l to set tin: pattern for till; nation'.* Hill),(till) steel workers, CIO I're.sidi-nl I'liilip Murray aii- lioiliii-ed following tin- brief cnii- ft-ri-lll'r | Illlt lirgutlafiulls Will III- ri'Hiiini-il Monday. lly immediately called for a session of the uni'in'.s jri-m-ral pollt-y and eXPeil- tivo <!(iinmitteeM later today. - - —oOo fil>:OK(77A GOVKKNOItS Atlanta •- Georgia Governors Thompson and Talmadgt- art- I'i- niincially embarrassi-d tod'iy, Scv- cra'. payrolls firu reported due find tin- Atlanta bank handling itxfciuivi- cli-partnuMit 1'iiticls has ti«! up tb': rir-positu until the courts ducidr who i.-i llu- legal <iO<i— - AOGl.'SATIO.V Wii.shlM,';ton—Democratic Kep- n-sciilatlvi- I'l-icc of Illlnni* c)inrj,'cs that (he strlla-liound Allls Chalmers Company Is car- rj'ini," nri 11 program of what Ill- Kills "lincOIICI-allid Illllllll'hllSt- Ins." In a spppcli liiM-i'trd in the Cnni,'rr.s«li>r>!i| "Record. ' bo nc- riisi-i tin- farm cfHilpnn.-nt firm {it hiring .strikr-brrnki.-rs. -oOo MI I.IT A Ii V TKA I.V I NO Washington — The American U-Kion \i< planning a nation-wide cnnipiiii:n in support of universal military training. The Legion s«y:< it will back a training bill by Louisiana Representative - oOo T i-: KMI \ A i. co i,M-;r, E (Jiiinliridife, Mass. — Harvard university President Coiuint lilis iirccd a IUTI .vi-ar (-ollrge c.oursu finaiicf-d hy tin- gnvornment as a tniuns of mei-ilng demarifl for truiniiiK bevonrl high M-honl. In hl.s animal report, C'nmint .xm;- (Ifsls lli:il terminal college." lie M't up throughout the country. Rosko Favors Election Of New Board Legislator Plans Amendment To Change Finance Bill As Drawn By Committee PL-ins for ontoi-in^ an amendment >n the proposed Board of F.'rvmco 'ill regard in;; method of selection if member.*, prnviclin;; it is not "pwritlpn prior to buinR introduced n the Gencr.'il Assembly, will bo mule by Rupi-i.-simtativo Joseph V. Tiosko. it wns learned today. The proposed bill, as drawn by Soroush Attorney Martin L. Cnine and approved by the local -commil- Ice to .study .such a bill, provides members will be "appointed by the warden, by, and witlr the :onsent of the burg-esses." Mr. F.osko plans to oppose this manner of selection with an amendment that would have the members •Icnted instead of appointed. Tho nholluhment of the annual Freemen's mooting to approve the budget has nlso met with sonic statPtr.enls of opposition from borough residents. The proposer! bill, believed to luivn he-en fashioned to some extent fin lines of the Bristol Board 'i!' Finance, is expected lo bo in- •rodiuvcl early next week to the General Assembly jointly by Rep- nyi-ntiitivcs Ros,';o and Daniel J Walsh. Mr. Rosko, who today is visiting the stall! prison at Wcthorsficld w'nli other mpmljois nt the Appropriations committee, expected to pliu-ji! in the hopper today his bill ; to chfLiiRu the voting of the free- i men from paper ballot in the town ! hall to machine voting in three : wards. As Poles Cast Ballots In Warsaw Former Congressman May, Three Others Plead Innocent To Fraud Charges; Trial Opens March 19 Rob $20,000 B'klyn Payroll Lined up outside tho polls, residents of VVarsuw, Poland wait to cast tlu'ir ballots in the. riniftnt I'olish elections. Result of the elections gave the Communist-dominated government bloc candidates a sweeping victory in winning »27 seats out of K72 parliament .seats. (International) News To Sponsor Auction For Dimes March Benefit Masked Men Rob Cashier Of Brooklyn Daily Eag-Ie; $1,000 Payroll Taken At Westford Brooklyn, N. Y-, Jan. 24—(UP) — Two masked men robbed the cashier of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle today and escaped with a payroll -totaling $20,000. The holdup occurred in the cashier's office, on the main floor of the Daily Eagle building in downtown Brooklyn One of the bandits stood outside the cashier's eagre, warning the cashier not to make any outcry. The second robber leaped over a counter and snatched up a bag containing the payroll money. I'l.K.MJS INSOCKNT XV;i-<>iingt/>n -A 3." - yc-ar - old l'r>rni»r State llopartmc-nt '.-m- I'lnyi-' -('.'ii-l Aldo Miirzuni has pii-iul'-rl inn lOi-nl In Washington l-i ch.u-gi-s n!' Hilsi-ly nt.atinu l» Kiivi-rnnn-iH m'llci Us th'it he win nut n Communist, • • (ion -.. CONDITION SKKIOUS Mi;uni, l''liirid;i—Tilt- (ill yslcian "I Al (,':i|>iini. siiy-i (hi- formi-r miilcrwiirlfl Itjnir IH fill tli<- vi-l'gr "f piii-iiiiiiiiiln fnllmvlng n .striid- '•iirllcr in (In- n-i-cls. Ills c-iiitdl-. linn is fli-st-rilii-d ;is serious bill. "<>( erlt-lcnl, - r>00 • - NKU SNOWSTltll' X'-'H'i tin- liyrri Kxpprlltion at '.itili- Anvi-ifi-ii The Byrd ex- h'Uiiidn h.-n its new snow.strip fo" .<l<i pl.-mos in operation, just Old Age Assistance Tax Exemption Urged For World War I Vets Hartford, Jan. 2-!—<UP) — The •oneral Assembly h^lci unnthn "hort KOSfion todny- lasting 14 min utos in tlic House ;uirl 1.1 minutcb n the Senate. Rccfiii.'-.e of the comparatively feu bills introduced during the past I wo weeks, leaders urged the lawmake: s to hurry up and get thorn in hoforo the February 7 deadlin Some of the bills offrrad toda> made these recommendations: That cliiy'.i.ght time bo adopted cither by proclamation of the governor or by loc;il ordinance. Thru vc-torrins of the first World War be exempt from paying the itniu:ril SD eld age assistance tax. Th-tt two or rrior-o towns he allowed to form a district health de- pai-trr.en t. An'l thnt domestic lift: insurance companies be authorized to make Ci-.I lo.-ins. or invest in them. .ludutishlps an'l Middlctown city hiji resolutions were in- Xorvvalk court jiidg troduced- ]J>nn Cumbria nnd Israel Polincr were recommended as jurlgca of : the .UirldleUn-.'ii con:t. And J'"ronman S. Light :mr! Arnold R. Fusano were pi-opoKed for tlic Noi-vvalk court. "fie w, Borough Traffic Record Commended On Broadcast N'uugattick \va^ fiomrr.endfil for ils record of -ll!n flays free of traffic t' diiriog ;i. fie ficoidnnt r.'iti'litins during .1 hi-oad- j crast, yostct'day of the presentation >'l! Mfti-r tin: group i of Mic .N'ational Amnric-an Legion's ' Arrangements Completed For Program February 4 At Salem Playhouse Circle This O:it<; on Your Calendar —FEBRUARY 4— And make plans to attend and taks part in the NAUGATUCK NEW. auction Tor t-'ie benefit of tho M-ai-ch of Dimes, Jn cooperation with the Drive Chairman Frank T. Green, Ralph Pf.Lsho of the Salem Playhouse, and local -mo'rchants. The 'News* wil] -•iponsoi-an auction of valuable merchandise, with all receipts to be turned, over to the infantile paralysis fund The' arrangements committee is headed by Chairman Green and includes Rudolph M. Hennick, publisher of The News. Mr. Paaho. Paul BucictniMor and Miss Mildred Carlson. Mr. Buckmlller wil! serve as auctionri'i- cir.d Miss Carlson will be seerutary-treasurei- of tho committee The p'.-sgmm will be similar in detail to sevei-a! conducted during the war years to stimulate purchases of war bonds, and with splendid response or. the part ol local fesidnr.ts. Merchandise donated by .local merchants, as their contribution, to tho March of Dimes, will be offered for s-alu by auction from the stage of -the Salem Playhouse. The highest. bidder will take the merchandise away, and the price he pays will be -turned into tfce March of Dimes fund, There will be n,o reserved seats for the auction. It will start promptly at S o'clock, lasting 1 for ono hour, a.nd to .be followed by the resumption of thp regular picture ' show. Arrangements for the auction were completed today at a meet- Ing of members of the committee. It is expected that approximately II) choice articles will be auctioned. all stacks up to be an evening of pleasure. And it's for a good cause — The March of Dimes. Remember the date — circle it on your calendar— FEBRUARY 4. Cancel all other engagements now. You lave a date to take part in the Nau- jra-tuck News March of Dimes Auction at the Salem Playhouse. Merchants interested in participating in the program by contrib- iting- gifts to be sold at the auction ire urged to call The News. SI,000 Taken Westford, Mass., Jan, 24—(OP) —With split-second timing four masked gunmen held up eight em- ployes of the Abbot Worsted company mill in Forge Village -today. They fled with about $1,000 in small bills and change, the weekly payroll. The- holdup was executed with the same f ineese as the $11,200 holdup which occurred at a Lynn Rail7 way Express agency office 20 miles distant less than 2-1 hours earlier. Police Chief John Sullivan of Westford said he believed the same gang was responsible for both robberies, perhaps the largest in New- England since pre-war days. No shois were fired as the cowed office staff readily lay on the floor while the bandits seized the cash .that was beini; .counted on. a table b'y"the cashietT"-" 1 ''" ""•'-' " -r:"' : -'; PlfC Setsl)afe~ For Hearing On Water Co. Petition Intending to increase its borrow ing capacity up to $150,000, the Naugatuck Water Co. has made ap plication to the Public Utilities Commission for approval of its Mrs. Harriet Brooks Institute Chairman For Social Conference 01 tin 1 Usk force arrived in kittle An:nrici[. Atul the first land Ini.sod P"ine alie.'irly h:is miiclc a I'llght Wr Ihi- ar.-jt. noo I'ltOI-OSI-; l-'KDKKATION' 1'nrls—Tin. l.'relich government '::"• pmpn.Ncd thuf Ilir nlllfs si-t "I 1 n Permanent federntlofl »f '"'"•iiniM slates. |>iit1i>rned In iniiiiy i-cs|iec|s after the llnlfpil Miiti-j.. FniD,.,. W ||| ,,,-,. S( ,,|| (,| lo I''"" at Hi,- Hiu |.-,, llr f 01 .,,| ffll ,„(,,. N( 'TS i)ir-,-n,,.q- In Miweow. 'C'intintiiid on Pngu ii) safety citation to Mayor Henry Cwia^da of New Britain in recognition of that city's achievement or I.Vj day.; without a highway fatality. The Ifint highway fatality in Nnu- gatuck. oncurrcd Nov. 22, ID'liJ, Not ono was reported i.i 19-IB and none NAUGATUCK NEWS BROADCAST Today — 5:45 P. M. Monday Through Friday from the Editorial Rooms Of The Naugatuck News Station WATR 1320 ON YOUR DIAT. High School Girls Address Cards For March Of Dimes Mailing of March of Dimes collection Cards to borough residents was completed yesterday, Postmaster Frank T. Green, local chuli 1 - of the drive -announced today, The cards were prepared for mailing by o group of volunteers, and final details were handled by olght local high school girls who worked afternoons in the post afllce. Thp girls who took care of final mailing details are: Betty Sweetman, Anne Dclaney, Betty Ki.-isane, Helen "Rellly. Jean Sutherland. Tho Connecticut Conference of ciiil Work throiifth its headquarters in Now H.uven lias announced tndjiy the ,-ippointmcnt of chairmen of two important committees to niliatc cas-ly in the year plans for he annual conference held in tho •"all. Miss Irene A. Walker, o.xccu- ivc> director of tho Watcrbury Y. <V. C. A. will he Program Chairman and Mrs. Harriet D. Brooks, I'.-mu Service Secretary of the s'ausntuck Chapter of the Amcri- cnn Red Cross will be Institute Chairman. Each of these two chal wil! be assisted by committees representing all «u-eas of thn state ind various aspects of social work, recreation, health, mental hygiene ;md education. The-job of the Program Committee, under Miss Walker's leadership, will ho to select timely topics' and .speakers for prencrfil sessions of the annual Conference. ' ' Tho Institiitos, which have as- sumeri greater importance each yen:- and now comprise almost half f of f!io Cor.fortrfco program, will bp I orpanii:cr.l by Mrs. Brooks' commit| While thu dntc .and the placo of the Pull Conference^ are not yot definitfl, program plans will start at -once so that the 1,000 individual mcmbni-s and .180 agency members of the Conference may be informed well in regarding th'e subjects to be presented, the name* of the speakers and of the Institute leaders. Robert. M. Heininger, president of the Conference, in making thosr- appointments, commented on tho function oC th_o Conoficticut-Confor- enec of Socinl Work as the .co-- ordinating group .Iri^which^.yolun-- tocr leaders and professional staff member^ of agencies o.E many kinds come'together for exchange of experience and for consideration of new methods of meeting welfare needs. Mr. Heininger is Executive Secretary at- the Com ; munity Council of Watcrbury. 1 He took orilco ns president of^the Conference following his election at the j annual meeting in November. Mrs,' Brooks' appontment is cohsidcred-a tribute to 'her outstanding qualities of leadership. In addition to her Red Cross duties she lencjhes sociology classes at St. Mars'ar'et'a School in Watcrbury. proposal to borrow up to $95,000 for a term of five years, on notes bear- Ing interest at two and a half per cent annually from the Naugatuck SavinE.s Bank, and up to J55.000 for the same interest from the NaugaturJc National Bank. Th money will be for capital outlay and to repay an outstanding note. William H. Moody, president and general manager of the company, today said the concern now owes $110,000, and -the proposal would be >to barrow an additional J-10,000. He SAid a large part of the funds has been spent on capital outlay and expanding, of new mains and other features of the company. A hearing on the application will be- held at the PUC office in the State" OHice Building, Hartford, Monday afternoon, Feb. 3 at 2 o'clock, Any -public utility company must fnake application to the PUC for the money.. purpose of borrowing Industrial Council To Discuss Exhibit President Otto Jensen will preside at a meeting of the Industrial Council in the Y cafeteria next Tuesday noon. The council will discuss industrial sporting activities ^ind sin industrial exhibit tentatively scheduled for the spring. KKPRAT PERFORMANCE Salem, Mass., Jan. 24—(UP)—A Lynn woman who remarried her divorced husband in 1933 has again divorced him. Mrs.. Mary Hollander Chnet of Lynn divorced Boston furrier Philip Chnet in 1922. She remarried him In 1933, and divorced Mary Ann Swan, Joan Green and | him for the second timejfcyester- Helen McCarthy. —(irrut Onk Kiirni milk U |iri)(lurffl and liitHfriirlxrfl tin the fiirm liwr In Niiujrn- tiii-k uiidrr must mnili-rn anil liyicirnU: IID.». Ti-l. 5010 lor (U'Uvur?.—Adv. day. —All NiiiiEiitnck III tnlklnx about thr 101? Stiiilctmkf-r. the moNt beautiful i-ur In UK flMd. Rre It ut Nancntnck lluttvry t Anto Service.—AUf. Church Council Plans Renovations To St. Paul's Plans for renovation- of the church basqment and purchasing of new Miss Smith Elected By Teachers Large Delegation Attends First Annual Meeting- Of Valley Association Miss Virginia Smith of the Salem school faculty, was elected treasurer of the Valley Teachers association at the first annual meeting and election of officers held Wednesday njjjht in Ansonia, and attended by nearly 250 teachers and guests. Others on the slate presented by the nominating committee, Alexander Krayoskc, Naugatuck; Eleanor -Smith, Shelton, and Harry Neville, Derby, were: John McKearn, Seymour, president; Mr. Nev- lle vice-president; Anna LoPrcsti, Seymour, corresponding sccretady; Theresa .McGrath, Shellon, record- ng secretary. Miss E. Eleanor Smith, chairman of the salary committee, reported | studies arc being made of all the' j owns represented in the associa- | ion to ascertain financial comJi- j .ions and the percentage of funds used for school purposes. Vublic Relations Chairman of the public relations lommittee, Miss Marjory Brennan ^ Beacon Falls, announced a roaga- -r.imf or 'journal wiir"be"iJublJshed" by tho association and circulated amonp Valley teachers, A resolution was adopted approv- ins Ihe $14,000,000 elate aid bill, which has been introduced in the General Assembly. A social program was outlined, with a banquet scheduled to be held in May. The necessity of state aid funds if schools are to be brought .up to standard was stressed by Miss Fenessey Canty, chairman of the Legislative Action committee of the Connecticut State Teachers' association, and one of the guest speakers at the session. To Tour Germany Former President Herbert Hoover is shown leaving the White House after a SO-miniib? confer- once with I'rcsldont Truman. Hoover said that at the chief executive's request, h^ would fly to liuropc within a few days to make a study of food conditions in the American occupation zones In Germany and Austria. (International) Action Settled Out Of Court Following a settlement, out court the S15.000 suit of Eric of P. Former Chairman Of Military Affairs Committee, Gars- sons, Freeman, Free Under $2,000 Bonds (By United Pr<!»s> Former Kentucky Congressman Andrew May stood before a Federal Judge in Washington today and said, "I plead not jniilty." He -was answering government charges that be and three key men in the hig Garsson Munitions combine i.riert to defraud the government in war contract deals. The Garsson Brothers, Henry and Murray, and partner Joseph Freemen also pleaded innocent to the charges handed down in an indictment yesterday. Federal Judge Bolitha J. I.H.WS then ordered a S2.000 bond from each .inrt sot trial for Mjrch Ifl. If convicted on all counts, former Representative May would face total maximum penalties of 520,000 in fines and four years in prison. Clay's face was prim and flushed as he appeared in court. He showed signs of his recent illness and told one newsman that ho still is suffering what he called "pain and contusions around my heart." May looked worried throughout the hearing. And wften it was over, D:-. Henry Garsson walked over to where May was sitting and the two shook ftands. The T).-year-old cx-cong;rcssnnai-. refused to talk much with reporters. And he avoided them altogether when he arrived in Washington from his Prcstonsfourg, Kentucky, borne. He left the train at Alexandria, Virginia, and motored the eight miles into the capital to dodge photographers -waiting- at Washington's Union station. - ~A--cbier deputy. • U. S. marshal! was stianding by fo arrest May .ind the other three defendants in Ui« event they failed to show up in court. But all appeared ss scheduled—though a few minutes late. Specifically, the one time chairman of the important house military affairs committee is accused of conspiracy and of accepting several thousand dollars for helping- the Johnson against Arvid J. Anderson j Garsson Brothers obtain war con- and his wife, Mildred S., all of Xaugaluck, was withdrawn from Superior court. W«iterbury, yaster- day. Terms of settlement were not disclosed. The caso had been claim- from the bottom of the list slates in linancial aid given schools. Educate Pubitc tracts. The scandal came to light in a sensational senate investigation of the so-called paper emp:fc. Millville Land Sale Recorded The warranty deed passing title lo approximately 25 acres of land on Millvillo avenue from the Bor- iplnntiff, who said that he was leav->"«" °f Naugatuck to the W. J. Under present tax setups in most; c d for a jury trial, towns, there is a definite need ofj j 0 ]., nson claimed he had become help from the state, she said. Miss | a .. nclplcs!s an d 'hopeless cripple" Canty stated that Connecticut is | ns lh<) rosult o f severe and porma- third or fourth in per capita in-| n(>nt injuries'which lie was alleged come of nil tho states, but is fourth j , 0 havo SU ff c ,. 0 d j n a frill on a dc- ol j fective and icy walk on property 10 owned by the defendants at 137 • i .Vow street. Feb. n. 19-14. The defendant's one-family Both Miss Canty and Lyndon ( in;r Pratt, executive secretary of the j hollso after having attended a :STA, also a guest speaker, em-; furnacp there, when he fell on tl« phasizcs a plea for all teachers and i W a]k other interested persons to educate | lc g cd he public and point out the bcne-, ol ," alongside the dwelling, al- lh;l( hc Wn5 unable to walk requiring constant medi flts of state «.id funds and the ! cnl C1ro nnd nursing, and that urgency and importance of the bill | dcath wou )d bo hastened as the re- passage. Tx>c»I Attendance Amonc those attending the meet- ng from Naupituclc were: Super- ntendent of Schools Harold E. ^hittenden, Samuel I. Lyons, chairman of the board of education;; Edwin C. Miller, James Leary Gerrude Peck, Herbert Phalen, Leon larin, 'Eleanor Welles, Charles •wenney, Henry Cieslewski, Flor- ncn Anderson, Mary Ponrose, Mr. •Ci'ayeskc, Naug.ituclc .High school. Sally L. Bcardslcy, Alice Hickey, \gnes Jackson, Catherine Brooks, 1 Marie McGuirc, Hop Brook school; , Cclia Reynolds, Mac Cullen, Kub; her avenue; Hazel Penrosc, Theresa ', Wrinn, Oak street; Mary Donahue, Florence O'Loughlin, Helen Balin- sld, Prospect street. Dorothy O'Toole, K a t h e r ine church pews were considered last i O'Toole, Mary Roach, Marion Holland, Lenorc V. Leary, Elizabeth Meegan, Central avenue; suit of his injuries. Two spcciat defenses had to be tiled by the defendants in which it •he o\v n w;\s alleged the injuries of plaintiff were tlue vo negligence nnd that a reiationship of master and so i rvant existed between the parties %t xhc home ol the accident. ,. The fall, it wns claimed, resulted from .in ordin.-iry hnzn.rfl incident to ilio pln.intiff's employment as ;i gcnc-r.-il h.-indymnn .-tnd thai such a ha7,:ii-d was voluntarily assumed, the risk of injury which WHS or should have comprehended by him. from been Megin. Inc., has been recorded in. the office of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John. Tax stamps indicated sale price at $27.500. The Mogin company was high bidder for the property some months ago, and is expected to develop a, bousing project on the land in the future. Two- houses a.nd lots on Plaits Mills road have been sold by the Alfred Eaker Construction Co., Inc.. according to two other deeds on file. The properties have been, sold to Harold C. LCWJK and Donald Nelson Harper, respectively. Sophomore Class Plans Election The Sophomore 'class of the High officers Thursday school wil of next week. Already -nominated for the office of president are, Joe Tair.scy, . Bob Dowling, George Schuster, Jerry Labriola' and Stephen Owens. HAROLD D. SMITH Washington:, JEJI. 24—(U P) — Both parties joined today, in mounting the sudden death of-Harold D, Smith, former budget director and recently acting head of'the World Bank. Smith died of a heart attack last night, President Truman called him one of the ablest public servants this country had, and most of Washington agreed'.- —Kurly Siirlnn S'lioi- Stylfi HIT already on iliwlar nt Illckn Shoe Slnrt-, 142 Jlnnk St.. Wntoflmr.v. .For ijualltj- nboes, h'» Illck», FIRST,—AdT. night at a meeting of tho church council of St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church. The meeting was the first of the new officers, elders and trustees, and various duties of the officers were announced. Consideration'was given structing a council room Helen G. Moroncy, Dorothy Galvin, Mine Foley, Josephine Giblno, Kath- crine Kamcrze), Kathcrinc Hall. church basement, painting the downstairs and repairing in general. ' . i Julia Casey, Lillian Smith, Marto con I S:lrct Nolan, Anne Holland, Salem the" : school. in Junior Class Arranges Dance Cost Of Crude Rubber Increases An increase of three and one- quarter cents per pound in the j from 8 to 31 o'clock, selling price for natural crude rub-1 Music will be furnished by Bruce The Junior class of the High school will sponsor a Junior Acquaintance Dance at the high school auditorium Friday, Jan. 31, ber the was announced yesterday by; Clark and his orchestra. Reconstruction Finance Corporation. This raises the price from 22 and one-half cents to 25 and throe-quarters a pound. Sole buyer in the country rubber, the RFC said of natural the price boost reflects -the higher price it must pay for Far Eastern rubber. —For <iii«II(.v TJnnnrii, Wlnm, Brer*. etc., SHOP FIRST, nt. the ,CltT Pack- ace Store, BO Bridge fttreet. Prompt deliver)', anywhere In town. Td. 4802. Ceccll Tracy is phblicity chairman for tiie 'affair. CHURCH FIRE Concord, N. H.—The fourth church fire in. New Hampshire within six months has destroyed a 100-year- old Concord landmark. The West Congregational church was swept by a J75.000 blaze, which authorities believe was caused by an overheated furnace. Budget Message Coming Feb. 4 Hartford. J.-j.n. 2-1—(UP>—-Governor McConaugliy says Hint he will deliver his b;j<lgot message to the general assembly the -1th of February. Thr governor already has completed the first draft of the message and says that the state's financial situation occupies top place in his considerations. At his news conference' this morning he appeared quite pleased with the way things were shaping up. ATTACKED Boston, Jan. 2-1—(U)P—A burlesque star who is now appearing at Boston's Old Howard left her hotel room l«st night to buy a cosmetic she ncc.lod. Georgia Sothorn told police she was attacked and beaten by three men who pushed her into a Tre.nont street doorway. BRUSH FIRE A brush fire at Lewis park on Meadow, street, in the rear of tlie Salem school, resulted in a still alarm at the Fire Department shortly before 1 p. m. today. The booster was sent to the scene and prompt action of .the firemen quickly checked the-blaze. JURORS REPORT Among .the jurors who reported in Superior court, Watcrbury, Wednesday wcre-J. Frank Jones and Lillian Quackcnbush. both of Naugatuck. They will serve during the winter civil session of that court. HELP NEEDED The finance's of the March ot DfrncK were utralncd »K never hcforc in coplnn with tho, 1948 Infantile paralysl* outbreaks, AK cane after CIINR WHS added to tho roster of p o 11 n caMialtieK, 'clinptcrw of the Notional Foundation for Infuntllo Paraly»lK found their resource* dwindling; rap- Tflly. Before the outbreak* lapKcd, chapter* in 40 ittaktcH required aid from National HcadqnartcrK In tho amount of more than 13,000,000 U> meet tlii- cost* of treatment and care of infantile paralynl*. Your dimes and dollars contributed to the 1947 March of Dimes of tho National Foundation form the Bole source of revenue throiurh which \ tho fight again** 'the crlppltor IK carried on. Join the March of Dimes today and help - your community prepare for next •ummer't polio'Mason.' " ' ''

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