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On Shelter Proposal ) - C: R- ft L. Co. Registers Vigorous Protest Against Idea; Alderman Reiner Wants Public to Act 9i - , Hie need for & centrally located bus terminal was cited last night when officials of the Connecticut Railway 8c Lighting Company rejected the suggested idea that a bus shelter of some type be erected on the Green. Super intendent A. J. Drummond and General Supt. Paul Rust Said the company did not believe such a plan feasible both from the standpoint of its practicality and the cost. Such shelters have never been constructed elsewhere, it was said, because of this belief. The officials met last night with ?m aldermanlc committee and ad vised the members not to permit the city to erect such a shelter on the basis it would be of great ex pense to the city both for construc tion and maintenance and would require such facilities as extra po licemen on duty there. Alderman Joseph Reiner iR) de clared he would call for a public meeting of indignation protesting the company’s decision and would suggest it for vote at the board's next meeting. He was the current proposer of the erection of such a shelter, the matter appearing year ly sponsored by a minority member of the board. It seemed likely however that the majority of the members of the committee were of the same opinion ns the bus comnny. These consist ed of Aldermun William Oerardl iR) James M. Lynch, Harold Ash ley, and Martin Sullivan. However, the committee may seek to have the schedule of bus stops rearranged so that not so many busses will stop along the south side of the Green, where the greatest congestion takes place. It discussed having some of the busses stop on East Main street, Just east of the center, but it was pointed out that when there were such stops there be fore, the East Mam street mer chants objected because those wait ing to board the busses blocked the entrance to their stores so that they lost many customers. It was said that probably the same objection would be raised again if the busses made stops there. The Red Cross Nurses recruit ment committee is sending a spe cial notice to all churches through out the city appealing for volun teers, to care for war casualties which will be read shortly. Miss Alice Peak, chairman of the Wuter bury nursing council for war serv ice has announced. Seeking to have physicians, hos pital officials and the public re lease every eligible nurse for mili tary gervice, a similar notice wilt also be sent to the Waterbury and St. Mary’s hospitals and to the Waterbury Medical society, Miss Peak said. YOUNGSTERS ADMIT SERIES OF ‘BREAKS’ Two Young Lads Being Held By Police Pending Probe of Escapades Seven house breaks were believed .solved with the arrest yesterday o£ Sheldon Brown, 18, 33 Wolton street, and a 15-year-old boy by Detective U. William Foley and Detective Sgt. Joseph McCarthy. Chief Inspector Joseph R. Bendler said that the Juvclle admitted tak ing two rings valued at $485 and $85 In cash December 16 from the homo of Mrs. Mary Blondl, 120 Wol cott street. The day after Christ mas the detective chief received a package containing the rings through the mall. Brown admitted taking $10 yester day morning from pocketbooks at the home of Mrs. Joseph Mastro nato, 17 Albert Place, and Mrs. Joseph Anaudo, 81 Walnut street. Other places he admitted entering were: the home of Mrs. John Su grue, 18 Cossctt street; Mrs. Mary Bessette, 31 Spencer avenue; Ray mond Ladden, 172 Walnut street; and Joseph Berube, North Main street. A small quantity of cash was taken In each case, Inspector Bendler said. Maloney's Condition Reported Unchanged Meriden, Conn,, Jan. 13.—iUPi — The condition of U. S. Senator Francis T. Muloncy, 50, today was reported "unchanged" at Meriden hospital where he is seriously 111 fol lowing a heart attuck. 1/ii I 1/ * • * iw.il-*-- — - rector, said "there Is no ensentlal change In the condition of Senator Maloney. His condition 1* still con sidered serious. But, to this lime, lie Is apparently doing satisfactor ily." Maloney sntored the hospital two seeks ago suffering from grippe and fatigue. ENGINEERS TO HEAR CARLOS DE ZAFARA Carlos De Zafara, technical ad visor to Corporation de Fomento de la Producclon, and member of the faculty of the College of Engineers at New York University, will speak on "The Industrialization of Chile” at a meeting of the American So ciety of Mechanical Engineers Wed nesday at 8 p. m, at the Elton. FIREMEN RESPOND TO THREE ALARMS Firemen responded yesterday af ternoon to a rubbish lire In the rear of 333 Walnut street, a chim ney lire at 7 Plaza avenue, and to nn auto's blazing antl-freeze at 181 Mouth Leonard street. CONDUCTOR KILLED New Haven, Conn., Jan. 13 — <U. p.> — Frank MoCarthy, 60, "New Haven* Railroad conductor, was killed last night when he was struck by a trolley car at an'intersection here. Police said the operator of the trolley ear, Earl I. Smith, claimed the first he knew about the acci dent was when he felt the wheels of the vehicle pass over the body as the trolley started. SALE OF STAMPS TOT ALS$206.40 Sprague School Youngs* ters Show Keen Interest; Party for Miss Arsenault WATERVILLE Correspondent's Phone—3-6511 Watervllle, January 13. — Mrs. Cyril Arsenault of Pembroke ave nue was hostess yesterday at a birthday party for her daughter, Loretta, who celebrated here sev enth birthday. The table was at tractively decorated with valentines and valentine favors. A buffet lunch was served. Loretta received many lovely gifts. Those preesnt were: Edna MacMullen, Lorraine Alves. Anita Albert, Rita Mulhall, Joan Alves, Barbara Eastwood, May Tardy, Carol Ann Ncedman, Joanna Hart, Terry Mulhall, Bobby Miles, Marilyn Tucker. Loretta, Robert, Norma and Bertha Arsenault. War Stamp sales at Sprague school on January 11 amounted to $206.40. Rooms with one hundred per cent sales were Miss Gladys Monroe and Miss Rose Bannon's eightli grades. Rooms with the geratest sales were: Mtss Rose Robin’s second and third gardes, 36.65; Miss Rose Bannon's eighth grade $35.30: Miss Gladys Monroe's eighth grade $19.00; Miss Mary Shanahan’s seventh grade $19.00; and Miss Sadie Bannon's first grade $15.05. The Women’s Society for Chris tian Service of ‘ Grace Methodist church will have charge of the Fre Lcnten service on Sunday evening, juiiuiuwy £i. mia, riauy oinuv, liic new president, will preside. Mrs. Harry Lattlmer will read the scrip ture. Mrs, Mary Lovell will lead the devotions. Mrs. Arthur Twelves and Mrs. Evan Bcrgwall will render a duet. The speaker of the evening will be Mrs. John Van Gould of the Salvation Army. Everyone Is In vited to attend. There will be a Silver Tea spon sored by the W.S.C.S, of Grace Methodist church on Wednesday evening January 24 at the church. Mrs. John Snavlcy will give r book review of "The Robe'' by Lloyd Douglas. Robert Regan of 67 Suffolk street left yesterday ofr Induction Into the armed forces. Julie Ann Lane Is confined to her home on Port Hill avenue by ill ness. Following are the church services for tomorrow: Waterville Union Church: Rev. Milton S. Ntlson, minister; Morn ing Worship Service at 10 a. m.: Church School will meet at 11 o’clock; Evening Evangelistic meet ing at 7:30 p. m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: Mr. Dcwart will be at St, Pool's tomor row for Holy Communion at eleven o'clock. Church School will meet at 9:30 a. in, Young candidates for Confirma tion must attend ten Monday eve ning instruction classes. Confirma tion classes begin Monday, January 15, at 6:45 p. m. Bishop Gray will he at St. Paul’s on Psnlm Sunday at 5 p. m. Oospel Hall: Breaking or Bread at 10:30 a. m. Sunday School will meet from 0:15 to 7:15; Evening Gospel meeting at 7:30. ST .PAUL’ HKPIHCOPAL Rev. Murray Dcwart will bo at St. Paul's tomorrow for Holy Commun ion at cloven o'ciock, enuren »cnooi will meet at 9:30 a. m. The Women of St. Paul will meet Tuesday, January lflth for a work meeting and will meet on Wednes day at 6:30 p. m, for their covered d;sh supper and annual election of officers. The Sunday School teachers will drive to New Haven Thursday n!«ht, January 18th leaving St. Paul's at B:ir>. Young candidates for Confirma tion must attend ten Monday eve ning instruction classes. Confirma tion classes begin Monday, Jnnunry 15th at 6:45 p. m. Bishop Oray will be at 8t. Paul's on Psalm Sunday at 6:00 p m. NEW HAVEN STABBING New Haven, Conn., Jan, 13 —lU. P.) — Police today were investigat ing the fatal slabbing of Carmen Clvltello, 40, who reportedly was cri tically wounded during an argument following an automobile collision. Clvltello had been at liberty under bond pending arraignment In super ior court'on u burglary charge. Police said Clvltello told them be fore he died that the stabbing fol lowed an argument with another motorist after a collision. BOSTON WEATHER Boston, Jan. 13—(UP;—Weather for Boston and vicinity: Cloudy with scattered very light snow flurries this morning followed by clearing weather tonight. Becom ing colder today. Cooler tonight with the lowest temperature about 16 in downtown Boston and 5 to 10 de grees In Interior suburbs. Sunday fair and continued cold. Moderate winds today will become gentle to night. ARTICLE NO. 1" 1945 INCOME TAX PRIMER ♦ * * # # ♦ * * * * * * * * * Deductions Permissible For Income Tax Purposes Tum • Mrf EMI II t jRf.l.C.C.MJI .T.i.&«...ftC£.9..&?.t.ta__ .C.cun.’nuai.t.Y.. OJtxM.t. Allmbk CoMribuiim (Mt in m* «t II ptmiil «l in» 5, mi I). •••••••••••••••••••••••■■•I i...7....}.£.|?5 ..10 00 _.5.(60 15.00 2.QU jL.ualc.Lw.l..Txu5.t...C.0L....I.l.CiRrU.....I».&.IQQ T«ul lntaal.. .C.U.y..jod.. iit x.t.e.. j j.O.e.3.. .t Aits.. .aeT.. jr.e Ai-itxx XXon.............. JUC. . i.i ,c.;xl3 ».9. 5” .7ii! ...14. .i. ■W 23 50 5Q 7B ..s.. 75 ,0.0 losses frMi in, other casualty, or Me&al and dootal eipeiuca Miscellaneous (iicludiitil'inMr.mrr titabk hood premia, special deduction for tho bliad, ok.) Totel Tun __ JCJMA. T«Ul Allowable town (not tompenaatrd by ineuranee w otherwiee). .... .t J. A.. .i.O.V.VX.'. JM.f... • oooootoouou Kosnlti1 chnrpea not covered ......... . Loctor'n. surgeon's, dentist's fei ... «*••••••..*«*•• -•• ••••, .. .....1Af.Vi2.?...?.0.<:3„JD.?.rkkc.lnes.. Net Eipenan (not campenaatod by inaunneo or otlunriu). Entir S percent a< item 5, pc|e t, tnd aubtnet fnao Net Fpmil__ Allowabla Medical and Dental Eapanrn. Sot Inatiwtioa far limitation.... •....... 2.4.IQQ. ■........ ..277.. QQ. A2. .m. J£2. &.Q. an QQ 45 eiv?.5.U.. .&<?/., m. Toul Miacellaneoua Deductiana., TOTAL DEDUCTIONS. ....Ik. 45 .122.. i 561 ..72 oo .55 00 09 Here are the Does' deductions. on page 4 of Form 1040. today's article. That will All except the Miscellaneous Item are be taken up tomorrow. discussed In uiunuiiivr, ntft.y-i'iMuuuw ariiviCK telling the wage-earning taxpayer how to prepare his income tax re < turn. Readers should clip and save I each installment of the series. BY S. BURTON I1KAT1I NE.\ Staff Writer For income tax purposes you arc entitled to deduct any interest that yo'- paid to anybody for any reason, business or personal. Strictly busi ness Interest goes into the business schedule, which 1 ain ignoring in these articles. All interest paid by those who are not in business comes out on page 3 of Form 1040 Common Items Include Interest paid on notes, personal loans, de ferred payment purchases, cars, radios, refrigerators, furniture, etc. (when such things are avail able); interest on mortgages, on tnxes you were slow In meeting, etc. In connection with Installment Items you can deduct only the ac tnnl interest element, and not any service charge, insurance or other fee. If Interest, taxes, amortization and Insurance all enter Into monhtly payments on a mortgage, charge in terest here, taxes in the next group, but do not deduct the other two items at nil. Deductible Taxes As I said in nn earlier article, the tax situation Is even more muddled now than before Congress simpli fied the income tax. It is not even as ostensibly logical as It used to be. There follow two lists: the first, of taxes you can deduct, the second of taxes you can not deduct. If you are in doubt about others, I suggest that you check with your collector's of fice, On page 3 you can deduct auto mobile registration and driving li cense fees: city fees, licenses, per mits and privilege taxes (most, but not all of which affect only bust nessi; amin excise taxes on articles brought Into this country (or your own use or (or gifts; city and state sales taxes; statu gasoline taxes, ex cepting those of Alnbama, California Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Utuli and Wyoming and the Territory of Hawaii; real estate, personal prop erty and poll tuxes; state Income taxes, Non-lleductlble Taxes Note these carefully, because sev eral were deductible until this year You can not deduct federal admis sions taxes on theater tickets, cab inet tax, and the like; federal tuxes on club dues, on telephone, bus, plane and other transportation tickets, on gasoline, liquor, cigarettes and tobacco; federal customs duties, even though the Imports were for personal use; federal Income tax; any estate, Inheritance, legacy, suc cession or gift tax; any federal stamp tax; social security taxes de ducted from your puy; assessments levied by communities to finance local Improvements; the federal use stamp tax on automobiles, dogs, hunting and fishing license fees; water "tnxes". The tax on safe deposit box rent al, formerly deductible, no longer can be taken as such. Hut now you can deduct as a non-business ex pense, In the miscellaneous group below, the entire rental charge for the box, Including the tax. Casualty Losses The next Item covers deduction of actual out-o.'-pockct losses lillU MRS! illll niUillll HHVtK UliH lury, accident, shipwreck. etc. In computing such losses you must sub tract any salvage value and any In surance you inuy have collected. WATERBURY MAN GRANTED PATENT John W. Boucher of Waterbury lms been granted a patent for a seal for differential pressure guages with an assignment made to the Bristol Co., according to a list compiled by Wooster and Davis, patent attorneys of Bridgeport, A patent for a soap holder has been given to Henry W. Wild, the list dlsclosses. LANDLORDS CONFER WITH OPA OFFICIAL About Xi landlords conferred with an OPA accountant yesterday oh possible rent Increases, according to a report by Oeorge McDuff, local rent administrator. More than 00 have sought Information so far on the regulation which permits In creases If operation costs have risen and landlord* face undue hardship, ^t was disclosed. Buenos Aires, Argentine, has started a campaign to teach the public rood rules, which make It ob ligatory for motorlets to keep to the left and pass other vehicles on Uit right, you mu.sc dp prepared u> prove such losses, and In clamllng them must nlve reasonable details. Police and fire department records will 1). Ip In some Instances to prove what happened, but you should not charge more for the losses than you believe you can prove If challenged. Medical' Expenses Deductible medical expense* are limited a', both ends. To see whether you can benefit, first list In the apace provided on page 3, or on a separate sheet to be filed with Form 1040, exactly what you apent for hospital, health, surgical and ac cident Insurance premiums; what you paid to doctors, surgeons, den tists, nurses, hospitals, laboratories und clinics, Including X-ray, anaes thesia and other special fees; for medicines, dressings, ambulance use, false, limbs, artificial teeth, eye glasses, hearing aids; for nurses' board, If you paid It, and for travel essential to ootaining mecucai care. Include your tax, family and de pendent*' Prom the totul of these Items subtract anything reimbursed by Insurance. Enter the remainder on the line "Net Expenses." Now take ft per cent of the In come shown In Item S, page 1, and enter It on the line provided. Sub tract this from your net expenses, to get the allowable medical deduc tion. If net expenses were greater than S percent of Income, the excess up to $1360 for a single person without de pendents or $2500 for a tax family of two or more can be entered In the right hand column as a deduc tion. If net expenses were less than the ft percent, forget the whole mat ter. This formula differs from last year s so It will be wise to follow Instructions carefully, and not trust to memory or Intuition. How Accused Men Await Trial For Life Or Death rranclK Zukau.skas is praying wlille he la awaiting trial on a first degree murder charge In the May ing of Mrs. Stephanie Plungla, while Domcnlc Coscla, who la accused on a similar charge In the Maying of Adolph Cyr, la sleeping out the waiting time, It wus disclosed by of ficials at the New Haven County Jail today. Both men will be brought here within a few weeks to wage their fight against a death penalty, with the Zukauskaa trial to start Jan. 34, and that of Coscla on Feb. 30. It was disclosed Zukauskas “prays all the time", clasping a rosary con stantly, and that his Ups never stop moving In prayer while he is alone In his cell. Relatives, several close friends, and clergy have been among his recent visitors, but the accused Is reported beyond conso lation. Cowcla, on the other hand, has proved to he a "constant sleeper" and Is gradually wearing off the tired appearance which was no ticeable during the early days of hts confinement In the Institution, It was rejx>rted. He has to lx> roused from sleep In the morning and goes back to his rot after meals, a Jail official said, adding, "he never seems to gel enough sleep." The fate of Zukauskas will be left to three Judges, while Coecla will make his defense before a Jury. Indications from their "confes sions” are that Zukauskas may claim he was seised with "madness" when he pulled the triggers of the death-dealing weapons, and that Ooscla may make a plea of self-de fense. Counsel now concluding preparation of the cases. Budget Barometer Down rOR'i 13th roneecuilre deficit budget, covering timl reel IMt-ltM which begin* nc«t July 1, them • drop In current » pending of mere then 17 hlllicn duller*, Wer * pending—for which It billion would he epprourletod for 1M5-1M4—I* down M billion, but euthorleod eepon diture for the wer oror e oix-yeer period would bo M billion del len. Chert ebove oonperoe bop Mom of now budget with prortouo one. COURT RECEIPTS RECORD ‘PROFIT’ First Time in Years Police Court Meets “Huge Pay Roll,” Incidentals During 1943, lor the first time in recent years, income In the Watcr bury City Court exceeded expendi tures. a report for tl.e last six months o! the yenr filed by Clerk Albert Bronsky indicates. A total Income of $37,272.47 for the year exceeds by $3,037.47 the budget appropriation of $34,235. A total of $15,009.20 was collected for fines, on nollcs. and bonds called; $872.50 was colccted in civil fees and $1,303.50 in small claims court fees. A total of 1487 criminal cases were disposed of during the period; of these 60 were pending at the be ginning of the period and the rest were Instituted in that time; 07 were left pending Rt the end of the period. Of the cases disposed of, 287 re mitted in convictions. 17 in appeals, 52 in acquittals, 38 In bind overs, 394 in nolles absolute, 228 nolles on terms, 31 nolles on terms (parking violations), 433 others. Of the convictions, the entire penalty was imposed in 168 cases, penalty was suspended or remitted in 92 cases, and partial penalty was imposed In 27 cases. Number on probation at, the be ginning of the period was 123; 33 were added during the period Hnd 23 discharged leaving 133. There were 1777 civil coses pend ing at the beginning of the period; 230 were returned; 703 disposed of, leaving 1304. 387 small claims enses were trending at the beginning of the period, 869 returned, 778 disposed of. leaving 78 pending. INCREASED STAFF AT TAX OFFICE Last-Minute Rush for In formation, Forms Re sults Here A null was noted at the local In ternal Revenue offlce on Leaven worth street yesterday and this morning as income tax payers hur ried to meet the January 15 deadline for filing of revised estimates and making teh fourth quarterly pay ment for 1044. Twenty-two employes arc on duty at the offlce to handle the anticipated last-minute rush. Persons required to file estimates for 1044, and who therefore must pay the Anal Installment by Mon day at midnight, are: single indi viduals who earned $2,700 or more In 1044; married persons who earn ed $3,500 or more, either individual ly or Jointly; and all persons who had more than $100 Income which was not subject to the withholding tax. All taxpayers will be required to Ale Anal accounts for 1044 by March 15, and some are reported doing that already Instead of sub mitting revised estimates. By such action they are making a Anal pay ment that is correct and they will be saved from writing another check by March 15. The January 15 deadline was set for bringing the tax estimates up to date. Persons who Aled estimates lost year and now And they under estimated their 1044 Income by more than 20 per cent must Ale revisions by Monday, and also pay the Anal Installment due. Those who did not Ale estimates but now And thelT In comes were high enough to fall within the requirement must also make a return by Monday. The sum due on the estimated tax must be paid in full by the January 15 deadline. FACULTY SELECTS MISS MARY LORD Miss Xfn ry Lord, daughter of Mr and Mrs. James A. Lord, 542 Willow street, has been named by faculty members at Crosby high school to represent the school for the annuul good citizenship pilgrimage award of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Miss Lord was chosen, as Is cus tomary, from three girls voted by their senior class for excellence In driHindabillty, service , leadership, and patriotism. The other two girls nominated this year by the senior class were Miss Elaine Harvey, 8b Collision avenue, and Miss Lois Pul ver, 24 White Oak avenue. In norms 1 times the girl winning the contest In cadi state would be awarded a pilgrimage to Washing* Um as guest of the National Con gress, but due to the war time con ditions, winners this year will re ceive #100 war bonds, SETTLEMENTS MADE IN CIVIL ACTIONS Withdrawal papers were hied in common pleas court yesterday in two #2,000 civil actions, In one stilt, Ruth Uruin of Watcrbury had claimed damage* from the North east Transixirtatlon Compuny, Inc , for Injuries sustained In a fall while utlghtlng from a bus last May 18, Tlie other uclkm was brought by Orce Napoli of Wuterbury against the Chy of Watcrbury us the result of injuries sustained In a sidewalk fall on Must/ Main street July lg, 1042 Terms of settlement were not disclosed WAR DIRECTOR’S DECREE ACCEPTED A 88-degree temperature for homes was described a* "healthy and comfortable" by Dr. Edward J. Oodfrey, city health officer, today, a* score* of Walerburlan* tried to comply with a request of War Mo bilization Director James P. Bymes to reduce the hem to 08 degrees, Coal dealers of the city reported the furl supplies are dwindling and adherence to the 08 degree-ruling may spread the available coal fur ther. Many Changes Proposed In Social Service Here —. ■ Recommendations of Experts to Be Given Considera tion By Council of Social Agencies A survey, made by Or. Gelnald Robinson anti Paul Sorenson, na tional authorities on social service problems for the Council of Social agendas reveals good recreation, so cial and health programs, are now provided, but such services could be more extensive and wide-spread by re-arrangement of certain activities and altering the program. The objectives of the public recre ation program have not been reach ed, the survey reports, though the city, through its park department, has made a good beginning, the report states. In order that the pro gram may be more adequately handled, the report advocated that appointment of a 16-man citizens' advisory committee; establishment of neighborhood play facilities In cooperation with the education de partment, strengthening of the Park Department staff and transfer of the league and tournament program of the Industrial Recreation Asso ciation from the Y. M. C. A. to the Park Department. The voluntary program offered by the city's various agencies la considered by the report to be bet* ter then average for cities of com parable siar, since registration for Uie six agencies if 15 per cent of the total population. The survey also reveals that the largest bulk of service is going to the densest areas of lower economic level with tha highest delinquency. Leisure time agencies have re ceived Community Chest appropria tions amounting to $75,769, which was equal to 74 cents per capital, which compares favorably with 63 cents per capita in the other cities of the same class. The voluntary leisure time agencies, the expenditures in 194S and the Chest appropriations for 1945 as shown by the report fol low: Boys' Club. $32,052, $10,516: Boy Scouts. $23,661, $16,023; Girl's Club, $11,121, $4,195: Girl Scouts, $9,028. $12,368; Pearl Street Nelgh borhod House, $7,379, $7,821; Vaca tion House, $1,000, $2,148; Y. H. C. A. $221,859, $48,819 Historic Plank Road Puzzles City Officials Many Regard Highway as “Abandoned Road” — No Records of Acceptance Found — Early History Reviewed by Fact-Find ing Reporter. Historic Plank road, which wa( opened in 1854 and operated as • toll road for approximately 30 yeari thereafter by the Waterbury-Chesh ire Plank road company, a private corporation, just "ain't nobody's baby,” as far as the city father* are concerned- The status of the road, extending approximately si* miles from Silver street to the Oheshlre-Prospcct road, was recent ly questioned during a hearing lr court. Never Accepted The road has never been accepted a* a city street, according to record* in the office of City Englneei Charles A. Root. The only docu ment on file there concerning the Waterbury-Cheshire Plank Roac company is a notice dated Septem ber 21, 1874, directing discontinu ance of the thoroughfare. Signet by William C. Williams and Howarc C. Ives, commissioners of the Wa terbur.v-Cheshlre Plank Road com pany, it states in part that "aftei due inspection of said road, anc finding it very much out of repair we have notified Mr. Frost, clerV of said road, with directions to pu said road in good condition, anc sixty days having elapsed ain't said order was issued, and no at tention having been paid to it, wi take it for granted that said corpo ration has abandoned said roac and surrendered t'neir charter.” The document was recorded in the of fice of Town Clerk Charles B. Mer rill. April 18, 1875. « rhar^AP nr • f>#ri \ Ann ta of incorporation of the Watcrbury Cheshire Plank Road company wan ever filed in the office of the secre tary of state, Charles Prestla, in cumbent, said today. When Corporation Counsel Mau rice T. Healey was questioned as to what might be the status of the road, in view of the existing cir cumstances, he said, ' Since no rec ords appear of Its acceptance by the city in the city engineer's office, It is thereby to be assumed it is not a public highway." He further ex plained tht the city of Waterbury would not be liable for any damages sustained on the road, since no record appeared. Many streets and roads through out the city, used as a public thor oughfare, which have been opened by developers and private companies, have not been accepted by the city, Mr Healey said, for reasons that public improvements had not been installed in conformity with pro vision set forth in section 248 In the city charter. Abandoned Koad Hence, hundreds of people who re side on the picturesque Plank road which winds along streams and through woods and meadows, and hundreds more who use It regu lurly to reach point* In East Farms, Cheshire, and Prospect, will be sur prised to know Us status is noth ing more than "an abandoned road", Old lime resident* remember many colorful tale* concerning the AGREEMENT MADE IN $5,000 SUIT A settlement. out of court has ben made in Die $5,000 civil Action brought by the Empire Loan Cor poratlon of Waterbury against Mary Boylee Cholnlere of Watertown for un alleged embezzlement of fund*. Wlthdiawal pupers were llled in su perior court otday. The defendant, who served a Jail sentence on criminal charges aris ing from the complaint of the con cern, was accused of taking at least $11888.51 from the company during 1042 1943 and 1944 while she was employed as u clerk, The civil action complaint stated she fraudllcntly appropriated the money to her own use and that discovery was made by the concern between April and June of lust year. ARRANGE DISCUSSION ON PRESERVING PEACE A round-table discussion on pos sibilities <4 maintaining peace will be Isd by Miss Elizabeth Kune Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the First Baptist church at a meeting ar ranged by the Christian Citizenship committee. Miss Alma Baton, Mrs. B. K. Oar diner, end Mre. William Hall will be speakers at a discussion on Southeast Asls, srrsnged by the Foreign Missions committee for 3:30 p, m. Hostesses will be Mrs. Burton J. Hint snd Mrs. Willism H, Stahl. old toll road, which offered travel ers of almost a century ago, six miles of "smooth" travel over planks for the sum total of 15 cents. Three toll houses were erected over the stret"h, at which tollkeepers de manded 5 cents. The story has often been circulated that shrewd Yankees, with plenty of time on their hands, evaded paying the nickel charge, by awaiting the ar. rival of a extravagant city slicker. When the toll gates were opened the penurious traveller whipped his team through the gates before the slow-moving gatekeeper could col lect. the fee. The foundation of a toolhouse, erected near the intersection of Plank and Scott roads, stands to day. Many names of forebears of prom inent East End residents appear on the warranty deeds, written In fine script, which conveyed parcels of land to the Waterbury-Cheshire Plank road company In November, 1853. Timothy Porter received the handsome fee of 8129.39 for an acre of land In the proximity of Hamil ton Park. Other grantors who sold parcels approximating 33 rods long and 3 to 4 rods wide, for 170.21 to 812133, were Martin C. Wedge and Chloe W. Wedge. Enos A. Pler pont, David W. Austin. Luther Pler pont, Enoch Frost, John Reed and Martin C. Wedge. Also Thomns and Julia Harper, after whom It Is believed Harper's Ferry was named, Leva, James and Amos W. Farrell, Leva J. Terrill, Myron E. Terrill, Chauncey W. Wedge, Poly Wedge, and Martin Wedge. TOWNSEND CLUB IN MONTHLY MEETING Members of the association of the Townsend rlub of Connecticut will meet tomorrow, Jan. 14 at the Knights of Pythias hall, Hartford In a regular monthly meeting. The meeting will be presided over by Niles E. Nystron, Bristol presi dent and will get underway at 3:30 p. m. Al O. Kamm national rep resentative will be among the prin cipal speakers. The occasion also will mark the birthday of Dr. Francis E. 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