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[L. P. Sperry Reelected
Scovill Co. President
Annual Meeting of Stockholders Held Yesterday; No
Changes in Personnel Announced in Statement
Leavenworth P. Sperry was reelected president and as
(well as treasurer and general manager of the Scovill
Manufacturing Company at the annual meeting of stock
holders held yesterday afternoon. A statement concerning
the results of the election lists the following personnel,
Including members of the board of directors:
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Royal Approval
Tfedding bells will ring for Miss
Viola H. Bentrup of St. Louis
and British Commando Sgt. Rob
ert Mullins, shown above, as a
result of a letter Miss Bentrup
wrote King George VI, request
ing Mullins be given a furlough
and passage to America. Mullins’
commanding officer confirmed the
furlough. However, wedding plans
will be delayed Till transportation
can be arranged.
freight Tonnage Shows
Increase; Slight Decline
in Employment Setup
Bank clearings, bank debits and
aavings and freight tonnage to and
from the city all showed increases
during March as compared to Feb-'
ruary it was revealed today in the
month business survey report of
Frank Gren, executive secretary of
• the Chamber of Commerce.
Total bank clearings amounted to
$7,350,000 an increase of $742,200;
bank debits for March amounted to
$59,836,555 or an increase of almost
$12 million over the month previous
• while bank savings in amount of
$74,579,115 constituted an increase
Of $858,731.
Total employment during March
in the city’s retail stores, public util
ities, industries was 50,079 or a de
crease of 406 persons as compared
to February. Included within that
total is the 30,308 employed in the
eight largest industries here, a de
crease of 70 for the month.
Freight tonnage for the month of
March showed an increase through
out. L. C. L. cars received bore 4,
033 tons, an increase of 825; L. C. L
cars forwarded, bore 5,155 tons, an
Increase of 661; carload cars re
ceived amounted in tonnage to 87,
819 tons an increase of 22,068 tons,
while carload cars forwarded
equalled 22,267 tons or an Increase
of 2,442.
Other totals for March were:
marriages, 45; new families, 19;
postal receipts, $61,887; telephones.
29,182; building permits issued and
total value, 48 and $30,450; deaths,
79; electricity KWH, 32,063,141; gas
cu.ft., 179,062,000; cases of com
municable diseases, 79 and deaths
there from, 1.
Japs Murder
Men, Women
Washington, April 17— (UP)—
Hundreds of men, women and chil
jien were massacred by the Jap
anese In Manila In an Incredible
wave of terror during the first two
weeks of February, the War De
partment said today.
Hie Japanese killed their victims
by shootinf, bayoneting, burning,
starvation, suffocation and beating,
the department said.
Hie War Department released
sworn first-hand accounts of Amer
ican army officers and enlisted men
who saw and examined hundreds
of victims, sworn statements of mu
tilated survivors, and captured Jap
anese documents obtained by Gen.
Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters.
This evidence proves a Japanese
campaign of terror in Manila so
Incredible by all civilized standards
! that the most thorough verification
; and documentation were necessary,”
(the War Department said.
}. Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo,
president of the Philippines to the
United tastes, described the mas
sacres to Congress as the War De
nt was releasing its informa
President, L,. r. sperry; vreasurei
and general manager, L. P. Sperry;
executive vice-president, W. M. Goss;
vice-president, C. P. Goss, Jr.; vice
president, M. L. Sperry, Jr.; secre
tary and general counsel, P. T.
Reeves; vice-president, director of
purchases, A. P. Hlckcox; vice-pres
ident and assistant general manager.
In charge of manufacturing de
partments and tool division main
plant, H. W. Wild.
Vice-president, In charge of man
ufacturing department sales and
sales coordinator with other divi
sions, P. E. Fenton.
Vice-President—In charge of Mills
Division Sales—C. P. Goss, 3d.
Vlc^President—In charge of Salej
Development; Main Plant—B. P
Vice-President—Director of Em
ploye Relations, Main Plant, and
Coordinator of Employe Relation?
Policies with other Divisions—A. C
Vioe-President—In charge of the
affairs of A. Schrader’s Son Divi
sion—W. T. Hunter.
Vice-President—In charge of Do
mestic and Foreign Manufacturing
Operations, A. Schrader’s Son Divi
sion—S. T. Williams.
Vice-President and Assistant
Treasurer—In charge of the affaire
of Hamilton Beach Company Divi
sion—T. B. Myers.
Vice-President—In charge of thf
affairs of the Oakville Company
Division—Col. B. Bronson.
Vice-president and general mana
ger in connection with the affairs
of the Oakville Company Division,
G. Boden.
Assistant vice-president in con
nection with the affairs of the Oak
ville Company Division, W. J. De
Assistant treasurer and comptrol
ler, J. V. Montague.
Assistant secretary, Major M. L.
Sperry, 2nd.
Assistant secretary, C. P. Cook.
Assistant secretary and assistant
comptroller, W. F. Burke.
Assistant secretary with respect
to the affairs of Hamilton Beach
Company Division, E. Q Bangs.
Assistant secretary with respect
to the affairs of the Oakville Com
pany Division, C. F. Doherty.
Assistant secretary with respect
to the affairs of A. Schrader’s Son
Division, R. L. de Brauwere.
General manager of Waterville
Division and Morency-Van Buren
Division, S. G. Gaillard, Jr.
Assistant general manager and
superintendent of Mills Division, J.
J. Hoben.
Auditor, A. C. Wolf.
Board of directors: L. P. Sperry,
C. P. Goss, Jr., W. S. Fulton, R.
S. Sperry, J. P Elton, B. Bronson,
W. M. Goss, W. T. Hunter, A. L.
Adams, M. L. Sperry, Jr„ F. T.
Reeves, H. W. Wild, C. P. Goss, 3d,
A. P. Hickcox.
Reaffirms Unconditional Surrender
(NEA Telephot*)
In his first address to a Joint session of Congress, President Harr; S. Truman reaffirms the United Nations’
policy of unconditional surrender. On the rostrum above President Truman are President of the Senate Ken*
neth McKellar (left) and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn.
Membership Committee
Appointed For Y.W.C.A.
30 Prominent Workers From Various Sections, Busi
ness Enterprises Selected for Initial Work
Thirty women from various sec
tions of Waterbury were last night
named to serve on the membership
committee of the proposed Y. W. C.
A. for greater Waterbury, which it
is expected will be established in
this city in June, Miss Ann Mc
Carthy, committee chairman has
Members of the committee will
participate in the concerted drive
for a membership of at least 500
charter members, to be conducted in
this city from April 25 to May 25.
Miss McCarthy announced that 270
women and girls have already regis
tered as charter members of the as
sociation. Miss Shirley Milutis will
handle all other membership regis
trations at the Civilian Defense Vol
unteer office.
Those who were nominated last
night at a meeting held in the Civil
ian Defense office are: Miss Cecile
A. Frechette, Chase Brass & Copper
Co.; Mrs. Marie Hurteau, U. S. Time
Corp.; Mrs. Robert Ryan and Miss
Irene Michaud, Waterbury Tool, di
vision of Vickers, Inc.; Miss Vera
Czarzasty, Apothecaries Hall; Miss
Winifred Kane and Miss Mary
Sheehan, Connecticut Lifht & Pow
er Co,; Mrs. Frank McGrath, Wash
ington Hill Community Club; Miss
Bernadine Lawlor, Benrus Watch
Co.; Miss Mildred Angevine, Wa
terbury Ho6pital, and Miss Eliza
beth Stevens, teacher at Woodrow
Wilson Grammar School, to con
tact all teachers.
Others are Miss Meta Heitman,
in charge of contacting women in
President Walks
To Work At 8:30
Washington, April 17—(P)—This
limousine - infested capital saw
something today it hadn't seen for
a great many years—the president
of the United States walking to
President Truman walked to
work this morning, striding at a
rapid pace from Blair house
where he and his family moved
last night across Pennsylvania tve
nue and down the long, broad
driveway to the executive wing of
the White House.
Mr. Truman came out of Blair
house about 8:30 a. m., smiled
broadly at a group of photograph
ers, and then walked over to the
White House, flanked by secret
service agents. Michael P. Reilly,
supervising agent of the White
House secret service detail, walked
with the president and chatted
with him along the way.
Waiting for the president at the
White House door was Bennett
Clark, former Missouri senator.
The president greeted Clark en
thusiastically and they walked in
to Mr. Truman's office together.
Clark had a short visit with the
president, saying as he left Mr.
Truman’s office, "I just thought he
would like to see an old friend who
did not want to recommend any
one for a job or give him any ad
The Truman family will live in
Blair House—used during the war
to house visiting foreign dignitar
ies—until late this week or possibly
early next week when the Roose
velt family will move out.
Lend-Lease Signed
Mr. Truman’s first major official
act of the day was the signing into
law of the Lend-Lease extension
act. He sat at Mr. Roosevelt’s old
desk, which looked strangly bare
because it had been cleared of the
famous collection of bric-a-brac.
The new president wore a dark blue
double-breasted suit, figured tie,
and white shirt.
When the time came to sign the
measure—9:48 a. m.—Mr. Truman
looked over his desk and said.
"Where is the bill?” Dismayed
White House attaches began scur
rying around to find it.
The president chortled, and said
to Chairman Sol Bloom of the
House Foreign Affairs committee,
"Somebody stole the bill.”
But Maurice C. Latta, White
House chief clerk, came in at 9:55
a. m. with the legislative document.
The president signed the measure
with six pens, writing a few letters
of his name with each.
Watching him were Foreign Eco
nomic Administrator Leo Crowley,
FEA General Counsel Oscar Cox,
Bloom, Chairman Tom Connally,
D., Tex., of the Senate Foreign Re
lations committee, Rep. Charles
Eaton, R., N. J., and Sen. Arthur E.
Vandenberg, R„ Mich.
The capital, meanwhile, waa try
ing to get used to an ear^-blrd
President who goes to work when
most of official Washington it
reaching for tbe orange juice.
This was a sad fact for a lot of
the White House personnel (and
for some reporters tool.
Mr. Truman’s work day starts
about 8 a. m. The late President
Roosevelt rarely started doing busi
ness before 10:30 or 11 o’clock.
Mr. Truman drove to the White
White from his Connecticut avenue
apartment yesterday morning, ar
riving about 8:15 a. m. His aides
explained that he would have ar
rived sooner "but he overslept.”
The President moved from his
apartment last night to Blair House,
diagonally across Pennsylvania ave
nue from the White House. He and
his family will live there until late
this week or early next week when
they will move to the White House.
The new President likes to get
to his office early. He doesn’t sleep
late simply because he likes to go
to bed early. Sometimes—before
he was President—he would get up
and go for long walks before break
These long walks will be pretty
well restricted now because the
secret service will be walking with
The President’s first appointment
was scheduled for 10 a. m. today.
By that hour he had disposed of a
lot of paper work, read the morn
ing newspaper and gone through
much of his mail. His day will
end after 10 p. m. when he delivers
his around-the-world radio message
to the American armed forces.
Japs Active
Near Baguio
Manila, April 17—(UP)—Japanese
troops were reported today heavily
counter-attacking American forces
closing in on Baguio, former enemy
headquarters in the Philippines.
The desperate Japanese assaults
were concentrated mostly in the
rugged mountains around the Mon
glo-Mt. Bilbil area, eight miles
northwest of Baguio.
Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur’s com
munique said the enemy forces were
making repeated counter-attacks at
night before Baguio and front re
ports described the attacks as “in
Stubborn resistance and the tough
terrain also was reported slowing
the drive of two other American
columns approaching Baguio, for
mer Philippines summer capital,
from the southwest and southeast.
Tactical air forces continued
steady support of the American and
Filipino forces throughout the Phil
ippines. Headquarters disclosed
that more than 700 tons of bombs
and incendiaries were dumped on
Japanese positions in at least 800
sorties Saturday and Sunday.
In central Luzon other American
troops eliminated several more
strong Japanese pockets in the No
valiches-Marlklna watershed north
•Mt of
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all stores and small offices, the
Howland-Hughes Co.; Miss Jose
phine Berardi, Waterbury Compan
ies, Inc.; Miss Evelyn T. Shugdinis,
Miss Bertha Paoloni, Miss Rae
Guida. Scovill Mfg. Co.; Miss Mary
Splettstosher, Scovill Brass Work
ers’ union, local 569; Miss Madeline
Barone and Miss Monica Plungis,
Lux Clock Mfg. Co.
Also Mrs. Mary Shaker and Miss
Thelma Connor, Waterbury Mfg.
Co.; Miss Lillian Tolius, Miss Toni
D’Longes, Miss Adrianne Tammaro.
Mrs. Dorothy Strasinski, MiSs Marie
J. Archambault, Mrs. Elsie B. Foley,
Miss Betty Bloom, all from depart
ments of the American Brass Co.;
and Mrs. Eileen Clausen, house
wife, 119 Central avenue.
At a meeting of the provision
committee to be held tonight at
7:30 at the Kingsbury Child Care
center, Prospect street, a full report
of the progress made to date in the
establishment of the Y. W. will be
made, by the chairmen of the nom
inating, constitution, public rela
tions, personnel, building and pro
gram committees.
Mrs. Gale Andrews Ross, staff
member of the national YWCA also
announced a general chairman of
that committee and a finance com
mittee chairman will be elected.
Litigation In
Local Courts
Litigation brought by the Colonial
Trust Co., against Myra H. Nelson
over a promissory note debt was
continued in common pleas court to
day until May 4 by agreement of
An automobile collision in Meri
clent last November 16 is the basis
of a $500 civil action filed in com
mon pleas court yesterday after
noon by Quirino Santoro of Water
bury against Kermit Stewart of
Grace Royce Abbondelo of Water
bury has filed a divorce action m
superior court against John Ab
bondelo, formerly of Waterbury
and now serving in the Army over
seas. The couple married June 25,
1932, in Plainville and the plain
tiff claims her husband became in
tolerably cruel Jan. 1, 1940. She
seeks permission to resume use of
her maiden name, and also asks for
a support allowance.
Payment of $5,472.85 nas been
made to Frank Mclnerney of Water
L'ury, plaintiff in a civil action
brought to a notice of satisfaction
of judgment filed in the court to
A jury verdict of $5,000 returned
for the plaintiff was sustained by
the State Supreme Court of Er
rors in Hartford March 7. The re
mainder of the payment represents
interest and court costs.
The litigation was based on in
juries sustained by the plaintiff on
January 16, 1943, when he was
struck by a bus while using the
sidewalk at Meadow street and the
private road leading to the rail
road station.
Hours for visiting his small child
were set for Harry Posypanko of
Waterbury today following a hear
ing before Superior Court Judge
John A. Cornell. Posypanko is es
tranged from his wife, Olga Posy
panko of N ugatuck, who is suing
him for divo. e.
The jurist ruled the father would
have the right to visit the son,
who is two and a half years old,
each Wednesday from 5 to 6 p. m.,
and either on Saturday or Sunday
each week. The hours on Saturday
were set for 2:30 to 6 p. m. and on
Sunday from 1 to 6 p. m.
In decisions handed down today
on two motions in the $5,000 action
brought by Mrs. Genevieve T. Straus
of Waterbury against William V.
Hawkes of Waterbury, Superior
Court Judge John A. Cornell ruled
separate items must be set up by the
plaintiff on the sums of money ex
pended for maintenance and educa
tion of their daughter, Anne, since
July 3, 1942 and the amount of
money Seeded annually in the fu
ture, and also dates should be sup
plied on when the defendant was
asked to make payments. The suit
is brought to recover expenditures
already made for support of the
daughter and for funds for future
Boston, April 17—(UP)—The
$200,000 estate of Navy Lt. Joseph
P. Kennedy, Jr., 28-year-old son •t
the former ambassador to Cheat
Britain, is left to his father under
his will on file in probate court to
Fire Record
W. Wesley Clarke, 29 Gordon
street, sustained minor burns when
a fire caused by a short circuit h»
a radio broke out in the living room
of his home early this morning.
Firemen from Engine 1 and 6,
with Truck 2, under direction of
Deputy Chief Stephen Bloomfield,
extinguished the blase. Consider
able water and smoke damage re
sulted. K was reported.
Yesterday afternoon firemen ex
tinguished a chimney fire at the
home of John Karezna, 605 River
side street. A brush and a rubbish
blaze was put out by firemen last
night, one at Lakewood Road, and
the other, 207 Charles street.
Youngsters Escaped From:
Meriden Reform School j
Borrow Auto
Three boys out of four who ran
•way yesterday from the Connecti
cut school for Boys In Meriden were
recaptured herelpday. One of them,
a Juvenile, 15 yArs of age, was re
turned Immediately to the school,
while Bruce Hopkins, 16, Manches
ter, and Dale Brown, 16, 33 Welton
street, were arraigned In City Court
on charges of taking a car without
Hopkins case was continued tor
six months with the understanding
he would be returned to the school,
while Brown’s case was continued
one day while Judge T. E. Conway
took the matter under considera
Chief Inspector Joseph R. Bend
ler said that the juvenile was cap
tured by Motor Patrolman Prank
Leary who stopped their car shortly
after they took It from its parking
place on Ward street. Brown and
Hopkins fled,, and were picked up In
the center as they were preparing
to board a bus for Hartford by Mo
tor Patrolman Gordon Jones.
The quota of men between the
ages of 18 and 26 to be certified
for deferment by the Office of De
fense Transportation was recently
Increased from 25 per cent to 30
per cent, Prank V. Richo, District
Manager of the ODT has stated.
Furthermore, local transit com
panies, over-the-road for-hire truck
ing concerns and maintenance and
repair services have been allotted an
additional quota over and above the
new 30 per cent.
Mr. Richo urges all operators
whose employes are to be certified
by the ODT to file lists with his
office without delay.
Old Man “Jinx” Tags
Laudinskas In Court
North Main Street Tavern Keeper Arrested Twice,
“Jilted” By Bride, Sells Business, Fined $250
Prank Laudinskas, 60. was fined
$250 cn two counts of violating the
liquor law by selling whiskey at his
beer licensed tavern at 336 North
Main street after his case was called
before Judge T. E. Conway in City
Court this morning. An additional
oount of intoxication was nolled.
Prosecutor Frederick W. Palomba
told the court that LaudiMskas was
arrested March 31 after a raid by
Detective Sgt. Joseph McCarthy and
members of the vice squad. After
he was released on bond, he was re
arrested April 1 by Patrolman Mich
Minerva Buck Charges Un*
due Influence Exerted
on Late Father
Presentation of testimony opened
in superior court this morning be
fore Judge John A. Cornell and a
jury of seven women and five men
in the $7,000 civil action brought
by Minerva Buck of Cheshire, as.
administratrix of the estate of her
father, Lorenz Buck, against her
brother-in-law, Stephen W. Robin
sin of Waterbury.
The litigation is based on a $6,
000 insurance policy issued by the
Prudential Insurance Co. to the
late Mr. Buck. The plaintiff claims
payment on the policy was intend
ed for the estate, and that the de
fendant fraudulently obtained a
signature which made him benefi
ciary to the policy.
Parties in the action were in
volved previously in a suit based on
the will of Anna Buck Robinson,
wife of the defendant. A jury in
June, 1942, found the issues for Mr.
Robinson, who had been named
sole beneficiary in the will.
One of the jurors who reported
today, Benjamin H. Peck, Sr., of
Cheshire was excused by the jurist
when it was disclosed by counsel he
had served in previous litigation
Involving the parties. Of the 36
veniremen who reported today, six
others also were excused, on pre
sentation of requests before the
Miss Buck was the first witness
called to testify today. In her com
plaint she alleges the defendant
took advantage of her father’s in
firmity, while he was confined to
a home for the aged, and obtained
his signature for the policy. He
purported to want the signature for
a probate court paper involving the
estate of his wife, the court writ
states. Miss Buck claims it was
her fathers intention to leave the
insurance proceeds to his children.
The following have filed mar
riage intentions at the bureau of
vital statistics, town clerk’s office:
Henry Gilbert Baribault, 553
South Main street, and Anna
Marie Corbo, 22 Rose street.
Harold E. Charbonneau, U. S.
Army, StiUson road, and Elizabeth
M. Booth, 142 Falls' avenue, Oak
Thomas Healey, 1869 South
Main street and Rita Dosteler, 61
South View street.
Henry Louis Harrell, 59 East
Hawkins street, and Bertha Lao,
50 East Hawkins street.
Albert Leon, 22 Cottage Place,
and Carolyn Johnson, 30 High
■troet Huburso, Mass.
ael Karpelman who found him in
toxicated and liquor on the premises,
the prosecutor said.
Atty. Ralph Coppeto told the
court that Laudinskas had sold his
tavern since the arrest, and said
that the second arrest occurred be
scause Laudinskas became intoxi
cated due to personal troubles—his
bride-to-be- cancelled a scheduled
Claude Sousa, 43, 70 Linden street,
a time study engineer for the Chase
Company, was fined $100 on a
charge of driving while under the
influence of liquor. An additional
count of evading responsibility was
Prosecutor Palomba said Sousa
was arrested on March 18 after his
car struck a taxi, a hydrant, a tele
graph pole, and a fence on Prospect
street. Attorney Edward Sweeney
told the court that Sousa was a dis
charged veteran, and suffered at
tacks of vertigo or dizziness which
were aroused by one or two drinks
he had had at a friend’s house be
fore the accidents.
Alphonse Pelletier, 47, 546 Sylvan
avenue, was fined $100 on charge
of driving while under the influence,
placed by Motor Patrolman John
Deeley after an accident near the
accused’s home on April 1. Judge
Conday remitted $40 of the fine
after Atty. Sweeney told the court
the accused had a good record.
Other cases: Ozzie Thomas, 36,
635 North Riverside street .intoxica
tion, assault and breach of the
peace, 30 days in jail; Ralph Mas
triano, 41,841 Highland avenue, non
support, suspended 60 days jail sen
tence, ordered to pay $15 per week
to support of his family; Clarence
Thompson, 46, 77 Liberty street,
parking within 25 feet of an inter
section, $6 bond called; Donald Min
iger, 44, 651 Cooke street, no opera
tor’s license, $6 bond called; Pauline
Pilla, 28, 141 Bradley avenue, Thel
ma Connor, 21, 141 Greenmount av
enue, Joseph Cossetta, 37, 36 Well
and avenue, Charles Rhinehart, 51,
223 North Elm street, parking vio
lations, $5 bonds called.
Building Inspector John T.
Hartley has issued the following
Mrs. U. V. Mancini, one car gar
age, 64 White street, $200.
Estate of Ellen Hayes, change
fire escape, 111 East Main street,
$500. ^
William Lorenson, new door and
inwdows, 334 Hill street, $150.
Mr. Paffnek, alterations to in
terlor, 20 Chapel street, $200.
Permits were also issued to A. M.
Errichette, for the construction of
three one-family dwellings on
Madison street, each esimated to
cost $4,000._
Only 430 licenses were obtained
for dogs at the town clerk’s office,
City Hall, at noon today, although
15 days of the time for obtaining
licenses has expired. All dogs over
six months of age must be licensed
before May 1, or a penalty will be
imposed according to statute.
It is estimated that there are
approximately 3000 dogs in this city
which must be licensed.
Mary C. Kilmartln, tows clerk,
urged that such licenses be obtain
ed as early as possibl sin order that
a last minute rush may be avoided
around the end of this month.
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“Hill” Residents May
Buy School Building
Protest Disposing of Mulcahy School for “Song”;
Club Members May Submit Proposition
It has been noted by the resi
dents of Washington Hill, with both
Interest and chagrin that another
bid for Mulcahy school was made
to the board of alderman last eve
ning In the vast amount of $4,500.
In looking over the board of edu
cation report for the year 1943, we
find that the land surrounding the
school building is valued at the
small figure of $10,360, with the
building at $86,860 which of course
is a far cry from *4,500.
In all fairness to the people llv
ing up here, the Washington Park
Community club has been battling
for nearly 20 years for the welfare
of the Hill, and through the efforts
of some of its members the com
munity house at Its present site, be
came a reality Instead of a "dream"
and some of these same people who
had a hand in that good work, are
still interested in what becomes of
this fine building, and rightfully so,
when one thinks of the zoning being
changed to conform to the sale of
the school, after all, pride in one’s
home and Its surroundings is what
our country was founded on.
If the city authorities are going
to let this building be sold for a
“song” why shouldn’t the Washing
ton Park Community club be given
the first preference to purchase the
school instead of letting some out
sider buy it and have the benefit
of such a wonderful bargain.
While the community house is a
fine building, and we don’t mean
to find fault or complain about it,
believd that the people living up
here are proud of the fact that they
were favored with having it given
them, notwithstanding the envy that
is shown In other parts of the city,
if we dare raise our heads we are
told, the Hill has everything;
weren’t you the first ones to have
a community house built for you!
The community house at times,
does not give everyone accommoda
tions when they want them. For
instance, during the basketball sea
son, the hall is being used for games
three and four nights a week, and of
course, anyone wishing to use the
hall must take this into considera
tion, and rightfully so, we want
our young people to have their en
joyment right on “the home front”.
With our young men coming back
from the fighting zones, and the
time won’t be too far away, with
God’s help, while it may look like a
big proposition for the club to take
over; where there is a will there
is always a way/ We have tackled
other things that looked just as
much of an enormous job and been
successful in fulfilling them. There
are any number of ways in which
the school building could be made
use of and the time to plan is
now, and not wait until we have all
the boys home and no place for
them to meet.
Another angle — it would seem
that our school districts are not
fair either. There are quite a few
new houses built in this section of
the city—one little section out on
Edgewood avenue, where the chil
dren on one side of the street have
to go away out to Hendricken school
while those living on the other
side of the street have to travel in
another direction just as far away—
while the Mulcahy school is not near
as far and the building is up for
sale. Mulcahy school was built
Late Realty
The following documents have
been filed in the office of Town
Clerk Mary C. Kilmartin:
Warranty Deeds
Edward Sanderson to Francis H.
Ballantyne and Grace B. Ballan
tyne, property on Euclid avenue.
Maria Ciarlelli to John F. Barry
and Majorie P. Barry, property on
Bank street.
Julia Homlck to Margaret Becker,
property on Vine street.
Catherine Kowchak to Nicholas
Fu6co, property on Griggs street.
Mortgage Deeds
Francis H. Ballantyne and Grace
B. Ballantyne, property on Euclid
avenue, $6,500.
Margaret Becker to Peter W.
Kopcha, property on Vine street,
Amelia and William Treytino to
the Waterbury' Savings Bank,
property on Woodland avenue, $1,
Nicholas Fusco to the Waterbury
Savings Bank, property on Griggs
street. $3,250.
Angelina Devino to the Water
bury Savings Bank, property on
Euclid avenue, $10,000.
Quit Claim Deeds
The Waterbury Savings Bank to
Angelina Devino, property on Eu
clid avenue.
Vincenzo Fasano and Louisa Fanso
to Clara Fasano, Milinda Fasano,
Carl Fasano and Henry Fasano,
property on Wood street.
Vincenzo Fasano to Clara Fasano,
Milinda Fasano, Carl Fasano, Henry
Fasano, Margaret Giordano, Anna
Conti and Mary Rosa, 16— lots on
Map of Waterbury Terrace.
Release of Mortgages
The Waterbury National Bank,
I Trustee under trust agreement with
James Dick and Eulalia C. Hath
Waterbury Savings Bank to Cath
erine Kowchak.
Waterbury Trust Co. to Cecile A.
Thomaston Savings Bank to Ed
ward Sanderson.
Marlon W. Lawson et al to Wil
liam Treytino et al.
Waterbury Savings Bank to Fred
erick W. Woo ton.
We wish to thank our many
friends, relatives and neighbors,
especially the Employes of The
Waterbury Tool Company, for floral
offerings and the expressions of
sympathy and kindness shown us
during our recent bereavement, the
death of our beloved mother, Kath
erine M. Lyons.
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in 1903 ahd is certainly not an uio
building as the age of public build
ings go.
Card Tournament
St. Francis Holy Name 45 touma
ment at their weekly game this
week had the following scores: J.
Fitzmaurice 23; J. McHugh 19; D.
O’Neil 21, and E. O’Donnell 21. 1.
Coughlan 22, and T. Conway, 20.
This leaves the standing of the
teams about the same as it has been
for the past lew weks with E. O’
Donnell holding down first place
with a total of 528 games, and Dan
O'Neil, second, with 516 games; J.
McHugh, third,* 505 games; T.
Coughlan fourth, 500; J. Fitzmau
rice. fifth, with a total of 496, and
T. Conway, sixth, with 487.
Committee to Meet
President George R. Lynch of the
Washington Park Community club,
who is also chairman of the Me
morial day committee is calling a
meeting of his co-workers this
evening, at the Community House at
8 o'clock. Acting on this commit
tee with Mr. Lynch are Mr. and
Mrs. Gus Muccini, Mrs. H. Talbot,
William Fitzell, Mrs. T. O’Donnell,
Mrs. R. Lynch, H. A. Hayden, J.
Dalton, Mrs. E. Plankey and Mrs.
Loretta Brick.
Miss Marguerite Tierney is also
calling a meeting tonight at 8 o’
clock of the folks working on the
committee for the social evening
to be held next Tuesday night.
Committe will meet at the Com
munity House, also, and includes:
William Boyle, Rose Lynch, Mrs.
George Lynch, Mrs. T. Reynold*,
William F. Kelly, Mrs. John Lynch,
and H. A. Hayden. It is planned
to have a social evening on the
second meeting night of every month
—whenever possible to do so—with
refreshments, card playing for
those who wish to play, and danc
ing can also be had with the new
recording machine furnishing the
204 Japanese
Planes Lost
Aboard Admiral Turner’s Flagsnip
off Okinawa, April 17.—(UP)—
American pilots and gunners de
stroyed at least 204 Japanese planes
yesterday in an all-day battle be
tween Okinawa and the Japanese
home island of Kyushu, it was an
nounced today.
The decimated Japanese Air
Force took another defeat in the
third attempt in 11 days to hurl
an aerial armada against American
shipping and amphibious forces at
Navy and Marine carrier and land
based fighter pilots, and U. S. sail
ors manning anti-aircraft guns on
ships sent enemy warplanes crash
ing into the sea.
Ships, ranging from tiny gun
boast to Essex class carriers, opened
up with a terrific barage of the at
tacking aircraft.
The strong enemy air attacks did
not interfere with the highly suc
cessful landing on the island.”
Mrs. Mary M. Dewey, War Man
power director for the Waierbury
and Torrington areas, will be a
speaker tonight at the Torrington
Armory where a war products ex
hibit wil lopen. Gov. Raymond 2.
Baldwin is among other state of
ficials who will be guests of the
sponsoring groups, the Torrington
Chamber of Commerce and the
Torrington Foremen’s association.
French Smell Tube Branch
Small Diameter Seamless Tubes
Waterbury Bren Goods Branch.
Manufactured Brass Goods ’
American Metal Hose Branch
Flexible Metallic Hose
Tho Mark that identiflM
' good Brass and Coppar
Buy War Bonds ft Stamps

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