The Morning Union from Springfield, Massachusetts (2024)

Mb CITY NEWS THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, SPRINGFIELD, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1944 'CITY NEWS 3 198 SERVICEMEN DEAD IN THIS WAR 'About 20,000 From City in Armed Forces to Sept. 1, the official records In the office of Soldiers Relict Commissioner. a William total of F. 198 Whalen, men from Springfield have either killed in action or died in service since P'earl Harbor, Whalen's records show that of this total 56 have been buried Spring. field and 142 elsewhere throughout the nereidaro estimated to be about 20,000 men and women from this city in.

the armed forces 5. of the United States. Mails Additional 473 GI Ballots City Clerk Clifford- F. Smith yesterday mailed out an additional 473 ballots to servicemen and women from bringing the total far mailed out to 2348. Eight additional applications were received yesterday and 17 more ballots were returned.

bringing the total of returned ballots so far to 92. Deaths MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR LT. HUTCHINSON A memorial service will be held for I.t. Charles Hutchinson, who was recently killed in France, on Sunday at p. m.

at Grace Chapel of Trinity Methodist Church. Dr. H. Hughes Wagner will conduct the service and Miss Margaret Hill will be soloist. Lt.

Hutchinson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson of Longmeadow, will be present. as will be his brother, Richard. of Detroit and his sister, Mrs.

Margaret Allen. All friends are invited to attend. MANY AT FUNERAL OF E. L. PUTNAM The funeral of Everett L.

Putnam of 44 Maple Heights, West Spring. feld, was held from his home Friday, followed by a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Thomas Church, West Springfield. Mr. Put.

nam was for 41 years associated with the Springfield Street Railway Company, many years as superintendent. Rev. Harry J. Hackett was celebrant, Rev. Thomas Griffin, deacon, Rev.

Aloysius Budnik. subdeacon. Seated within the sanctuary were John A. O'Connell of Immaculate Conception Church, and Rev. Marcus Murtaugh of St.

Anne's Church. Active bearers were Martin J. Hennessey, William J. Milette, Arthur E. Wilson, George F.

Beswick, Earl A. Dandy and Herbert E. Dubois. Honorary bearers were led by a deleration of the Springfield Street RailCompany, headed by F. Dupre.

assistant superintendent. A delegation representing the Street headed boy Jeremiah P. Coughlin, viceRailway Employes Association was president, and John W. Leonard, secretary. Burial was in St.

Michael's Cemetery. DOMINICK HART Dominick Hart ot 149 Euclid. AveNile died Friday in Mercy Hospital. He leaves his wife, Mary (Killeen) Hart: wawo daughters, Rose and Agnes. member of McDermott Court, MCOF.

and Holy Name Society of Name Church. The funeral will held from his hotne at a time to be announced. JOHN'! J. SULLIVAN, SULLIVAN 68. of 59 Harriet Street died in Mercy Hospital Friday after a brief illness.

He was. born In: Springfield. the Non of the late James and Helen (Moran) Sullivan. He Local Notices. There will be A requiem high mass for Emile L.

Jodoin on Monday morning. Sept. 4. at 8 o'clock at St. Michael's Cathedral.

CARD OF THANKS and We wish to thank our neighbors, friends relatives for the sympathy shown us in our recent bereavement, also for the beautiful floral tributes. MRS. BERNARD BRADWAY MR. MRS. F.



Masr. j. Died BEAUDOIN-In Chicopee Falls, the 1st, Miss Dina Beaudoin of 11 Cochran St. Funeral Monday morning from Ta. H.

Caron and 38 Broadway. followed by a solemn high mass at St. George's Church at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in St. Cemetery.

CAMPBELL-In Indian Orchard, the 31st, Louie A. Campbell, 66. of 18 Rogers St. Funeral Saturday from the latell funeral home at 7.16. Requiem high mass At St.

Matthewe Church at 8 a.m. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ware, Mass. COYNE In Ludlow. Hospital, the 30th, Miss Eliza Coyne of 27 Whitney Ludlow. Funeral from the Edward F.

Russell funeral home, 933 State Springfield, Saturday morning at 8, followed by a solemn requiem high mass at St. Matthews Church, Indian Orchard, At 3. Interment at St. Michael's Cemeterv. Friends invited.

GALLO--In Agawam, the 31st. M. Antonio Gallo, 56. of. 844.

Main Agawam. Funeral from the F. M. Forastiere and Son funeral home Saturday morning at 8.30, followed by requiem mass at Mount Carmel Church at 9.30. Burial in St.

Michael's MANNIFAN-In Holyoke, the 31st, James J. Hannifan of 325 Appleton Street. The funeral will take place from the James Hobert Sons funeral home Saturday. at 8.15 a. m.

to be followed by a solemn high mass of requiem at: St. Patrick's Chapel at 9. Burial will be in St. Jerome Cemetery. HART--In this city.

the 1st, Dominick Hart, husband of Mary (Killeen) Hart. Funeral from the home. 149 Euclid Ave. at a time to be announced. Friends Invited.

Sampson service. M'GREGOR-in thin city, the 30th, Wallace- R. McGregor of 2234 Main Street. Funeral at the "parlors of DickinsonStreeter Company, 305-307 State Street, Saturday at 2 p. m.

with organ prelude at 1.30. Interment at Hillerest Park Cemetery. MESSENGER -In Roston. the 31at. George A.

Messenger, 52, of Wellesley Hills, Mass, Funeral at parlors of the Dickinson Streeter Company, 303-307 State Springfield, Sunday at 3 p.m. with 11 organ prelude at 1.30 p.m. Interment at. Becket, Mass. REICH-In.

Holyoke, the Ist, Robert G. Reich of 5 Warner Street, South Hadley Falls, Funeral in the Alger funeral home. Ilolyoke. Monday at 2 with Rev. Dartin L.

Steup officiating. Burial in Porestdale, Cemetery. RIME--In Westfield. the 31st. Everett M.

Sime. At his home, 22 Noble Funeral: will be held at the Firtion-Iollister: funeral home, 29 School Street, Saturday afternoon at 1. Burial in Pittsfield, Mass. SULLIVAN-In the Mercy Hospital, the 1st. John J.

Sullivan of 69 Harriet St. Funeral from the Edward F. O'Donnell funeral home, 494 Chestnut Monday morning at 8.15, followed by a requiem high masa at the Sacred Heart Church 9. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chicopee Falls.


3-9013. TEL. 2-3107 SEWER BACKUP FLOODS SCHOOL Heavy Rain Acts as Was F.x- pected at Forest Park Last night's heavy rainstorm sent members of the buildings committee. of the School Committee rushing 10 Forest Park School where many of first floor rooms, corridors and the cafeteria were flooded with sewer water that had backed up from the toilets. en thus.

the such 'building damage has in case been of threat- heavy storms is known to the City Property Committee, but as no tion was made a available for this particular work, nothing has been done correct the situation. addition to Charles P. supervisor of buildings for the School Department, and Theodore V. Quinlivan of the school buildings committee, H. I'.

Sornberger, superintendent. of public buildings, went to the scone an effort to estimate the damage and to outline plans for the work that would be necessary to eliminate the hazard. Armory Employes Complain of Food A special committee of the Armory Union, Local 131, met last night to investigate ways of improving cafeteria service at the U'. N. Armory for the benefit of employes.

Questionnuires were suggested which will he distributed to all employes asking suggestions for' improvement in service and general oneration. 1 list of suggestions was also drawn up. but its being referred to the acting commanding officer, Col. C. F.

Buck, will be held up pending compilation of the suggestions expected through the questionnaires. A spokesman for the committee said last night that the union criticized the management Ax it is now conducted, saying that the big general complaint is that the prices are too high. Capt. William FT. Wright, post restaurant.

officer, said last night that he did not see how ton the or union could criticize the operation management of the cafeteria because the civilian employes had a majority on the Post Restaurant Council which formed the policy of the restaurant, with three members as against two Army officers. Those three members are elected by popular vote of the employes and carry out their interests. Stating that the food sold WAS of the highest possible quality and that the service was good and thecost low. citing as an example that a typical hot meal costs between 33 and 45 cents, Capt. Wright explained that there was no food allotted to the restaurant.

but had to bought in the open1 market and subject to all rationing regulations. Three More Polio Suspected Cases: Three more suspected cases of poliomyelitis were admitted yesterday to the Health Department Hospital, one from Springfield, one from West Springfield and. one from Hampden, was reported last night by Health Commissioner L. Jackson Smith. A fourth cases was being treated at home.

So 52 poliomyelitis cases have been reported. as Springfield residents to the Department of Public Health. Of this number 33 cases have discharged. A total of 24 cases Deere been admitted to the hospital from outside communities, of which 10 have been discharged. Church.

membares one brother, Patof Sacred Heart rick J. Sullivan, with whom he made his home. The funeral will be held from the Edward F. O'Donnell funeral home Monday at 8.15 followed by A requiem high mass in Sacred Heart Church at 9. Burial will be in St.

L'atrick's Cemetrey, Chicopee Falls. ROSE GRIMALDI Mrs. Rose Grimaldi, 52, of 53 Lester Street. died Friday night at her home after A brief illness. Born in Italy, she came to this country 47 years ago, and WAS a member of Vitoria Colonna Society and a member of Our Lady a of Mt.

Carmel Besides her husband, Frank Grimaldi. she leaves one son, Matthew, technical sergant In the U. S. Army, stationed at West Point in the public relations department. She also leaves one daughter, Mrs.

Evelyn O'Connor of Springfield: two brothers, Pasquale Viviana of Springfield and Anthony of South America; one sister, Mrs. Theresa Mari of Springfield. The funeral will be held from the F. MT. Forastiere Son funeral home Tuesday morning, followed by high magg of requiem at Mt.

Carmel Church at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Michael's Cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Nellie (Coughlin) Mahoney. widow of James J.

Mahoney of 127 Chestnut Street, waR held Friday from the George O'Donnell funeral home solemn high mass of requiem following in Sacred Heart Church. Rev. Daniel H. McDermott was celebrant, with Rev. Henry McKeon, deacon, and Rev.

Henry Tunney, subdeacon. Bearers were Thomas Carroll, George and William Malone, Thomas Donnelley, Robert Syner and Patrick Hogan. Rev. David F. Sherman read prayers at the grave in St.

Michael's Cemetery. The funeral of Miss Catherine E. Connely of 45 Commonwealth Avenue WAS held Friday in the Sampson funeral home, followed by sol. emn high mass of requiem in Our Lady of Hope Church. Rev.

John F. McDonnell was celebrant. Rev. Thomas I'. Kelley, deacon, and Rev.

Francis J. Powers, subdeacon. Fr. Powers also read the committal prayers at the grave in St. Michael's Cemetery.

The bearers were Augustin and Eugene Bucke, Jeremiah Sullivan, TRIliam J. Carmody, Victor M. Wall and Edward J. Galvin. The funeral of Miss Mary M.

Kennedy of 264 Pearl Street was held in the Sampson funeral home Friday of requiem in 'st. Michael's Cathedral. ing, followed solemn high mass lev. John J. Power was celebrant, Rev.

Bernard L. Doheny, deacon and Rev. James P. Sears, subdeacon. Fr.

Sears read the committal prayers at the grave in St. Cemetery. The funeral of Julius F. Riopell of 17: Hartwick Street was held at Barnes funeral home Friday, Rev. Andrew J.

Stanton officiated. De DeSoto of Odd Fellows conducted its services. Bearers were Albert Foster, Meyers, Blake Seaver, James Kidd. John Harrington and Joseph Golden. Burial was in Hillcrest Park Cemetery The funeral of Miss Bina Beaudoin of 11 Cochran Street, Chicopee.

Falls, will be held Monday at 10 a. m. from L. H. Caron and Son funeral home followed by a solemn high mass of I equiem in St.

George's Church at 11. Burial will be in St. Patrick's ('emetery, Chicopee Falls. The funeral of Mrs. Eveline (Macdonald) Rogers, 13, of 51 Oxford Drive, Hast Hartford, wirlow Moses A.

Rogers, was held in the DickinsonStreeter funeral parlors Friday. Rev. Charles W. Brown officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

5 5 Fire That Destroys Big West Side Building Draws Huge Crowd The mammoth old icehouse was a familiar sight. to the many' persons who have passed it en route to the Eastern States Exposition. Motorists driving along Memorial Avenue structure its "Boston Albany mins, the expapsive black Railroad" sprawled across its side in huge white letters. It: was said to be more than.30 30 years old. Practically the whole town of West Springfield turned out to see the spectacular blaze.

Thousands of per milled around: Memorial Avenue. Some carried babies. Older children danced and hopped merrily over the long snakes of hose that sprawled all over the street. Although railroad police kept huge crowd off railroad property, some kids managed to climb a freight car next to the Eastern States Farmerg Exchange siding where they watched the flames from a perfect vantage point. The heat from the flames, WAg terrific.

It not only scorched houses in the immediate area, but for a long time it made things pretty fortable for the thousands of spectators. Fire Chief "Herbert C. Root. of Springfield arrived at the. scene shortly after three Springfield fire trucks.

W'infield S. Deman, deputy chief of Springfield Auxiliary Firemen, also arrived with some of his men. Auxiliary police helped regular control traffic. Hundreds of curious drivers poured across the bridge to see the fire but they were detoured back toward Main Street when they got to St. Anne's Church on Memorial Avenue.

Practically all of the side streets near by were jammed with cars, sonIc parked double, Impeding traffic. The avenue, from St. Anne's Church to al point not far from the Mastern States Exposition, was kept clear of all cars except tire and police equipment. The crowd really became frightened when the entire wall, extending several hundred feet in length and about 100 feet high, teetered dangerously and then collapsed with terrific roar. Firemen played several of hose on the shaky wall, forcing it to.

collapse into the building rather than outward. Busiest man in four counties way Fire Chief Frederick H. Sibley West Springfield seemed to be in a million places at once. Reporters saw him one minute dashing up to a pumper for more pressure, and a minute later found him directing A line of hose at a tar corner of the building. Firemen agree that Icehouses, for some particular reason, always provide the hottest and most spectacular blazes.

This was no exception. The flames shot several hundred feet into the air. About 10,000 pigeons lost. their home down. The when pigeons the lost icehouse no burned, abandoning ship when the blaze started, but observers said that some of the birds tried to back into the building while it was burning.

It was a. great field day for teur photographets. It WAS reported that every conceivable kind of ca era was being operated, from ordinary box types to the more complex film pack and movie numbers. The flames, according to. one' port, could be seen front as far away as the end of.

Watershops, other man said that he could blaze and it was, assumed that employes building when the fire started made' their way to safety. Although railroad officials were not available for comment last night. it was said that it would be impossible to replace the icehouse for some time because of the current shortage of lumber. Officials will meet today, it was said, to determine how to supply refrigeration for the railroad cars in this area. the intense heat while walking in Union Street, West Springfield, some distance from the blaze.

For two hours after the fire broke out, railroad yard workers went en freight the chance that a around inspecting, the scores of woodspark might have become imbedded land ignite the cars. 'The fire slowed 'down all the Alhany or Springfleld bound trains. The main line runa 5 through the yard. Destruction of the icehouse will probably also mean that for a time, at least, refrigerator cars will have to be loaded at some other place. During the height of the fire.

one of the West Springfield booster pump trucks began to run out of gasoline. A utility truck WAS. sent for more gig and within a few moments the ever, pump was pumping' as heartily as WEST SIDE FIRE (Continued From First Page) ing engines to come to the freight yards and haul the loaded cars away. Smoke Mile High A column of black smoke A mile high was carried north by the breeze. Sparks covered an area of 100 square yards.

When the flames were put out two hours after the first alarm, A thick pall ot white covered most of lower West Springfield. At 5.30 the first section of: the south wall of. the building collapsed with a loud roar And the ensuing flames and heat drove thousands of spectators on the Memorial Avenue side to shelter. People raced for the rear of the buildings on that side of the aventie firemen, who were using a wooden fence for protection while they trained their hoses on the side of the building, had to make a hasty retreat across the avenue. The heat was so intense that persons 100 yards away from the burning bullding were forced to cover their faces and dash for cover.

Two minutes later the second section of the south wall collapsed with A roar and sent up another shower of sparks, amoke and flames. 7.58 the west end of the icehouse fell to be followed a few minutes later by most of the north side of the building. When the fire was out only the east end of the structure reinuined standing with a skeleton frame: of the north side. Electric wires which ran along the south side of the building fell early in the fire and firemen protected the main power lines which feed that section of the town. Although the cattle sheds on the south side of the building were showered with water all during the fire were badly scorched that they will have be replaced.

No cattle were in the sheds at the time. Railroad employes said that new work in the building had just been completed. A large opening had been cut in past side to allow railroad cars to enter for refrigeration service And A platform had been This was done to facilitate the loading of ice into the CArS which formerly had been serviced while they stood on the tracks on the north side of the building. Some motorists in Springfield when they learned the location the fire raced to the scene but were caught as they sped across Memorial Bridge and for a few minutes the Springfield traffic police did a land office bustness issuing speeding tickets. It was more than an hour before police were able to untangle the large traffic tieup and reroute traffic north and south away from the scene of the Up to a late hour neither the police nor the Fire Department had any reports of persons being injured in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE OFFICE IS LOOTED The third -floor office of the tian Science Literature Distributing Company at 25 Harrison Avenue was broken into sometime between 5 D.

Wednesday and Thursday noon, according to a complaint made to police yesterday. The office was entered by inserting an instrument between the door casing and the lock and $16 was' stolen by forcing open an office desk This is the second break reported in that building. Thursday police started an investigation of a reported break in the office of then Hillcrest Cemetery Company on fifth floor. A similar method of entrance was used in this break which netted the thieves more than $800. Both thefts are being investigated by Sat.

James J. McCarthy and Patrolman John Sullivan of the Detective Bureau. HOSPITAL MERGER WILL BE STUDIED A joint committec has been named by the trustees of Wesson Maternity and Wesson Memorial hospitals to. study the suggestion that the two hospitals merge, it was announced yesterday. The committee is made un of I CliffordD.

Castle, president of Wes. son Maternity hospital Homans son and C. K. Litchard of the Wesson Maternity board and Miss Edna Hayward. superintendent of the hospital: Wesson Memorial is represented on the joint committee by Scott M.

Stearns, president, Richmond Arthur T. Murray and James M. Dunlop, superintendent. Ag both hospitals have building funds it is believed that the question. of a merger should be studied if money cannot he saved in operating costa before either hospital under.

takes building projects, it was pointed out. The decision to form joint committee was made at A conference of representatives of the two hospitals held recently. Denies Charge Raymond H. Ward, 33, of 68 Ev. crett.

Street, an oil burner man, pleaded' not guilty in District Court yesterday to charges of allegedly accosting and annoying two minor girls and lewdness. He WAS held in bail of $500 on each charge. for pearance. in District Court next Wednesday morning for trial. Cadillac Cafe 167 CHESTNUT ST.

RE-OPENING Sunday Sept 3 and Every Day of the Week Thereafter Serving Meals at All Times FULL LINE OF LEADING WINES and LIQUORS MOHICAN MARKET AND BAKERY 254-258 BRIDGE STREET PRE-HOLIDAY FOOD SALE and Shop for Two Days Store Closed Monday Labor Day BREAD CAKES! EXTRA LARGE CALIFORNIA MT. BARTLETT PEARS MOHICAN TWO HOME LAYER TYPE Sweet Juicy Calif. Hand Picked 5 FOR CAKES Good Size Wealthy ORANGES APPLES Each 2 DOZ. 53 2 LBS. Oven BREAD Fresh Split Top 24 Loaf Oz.

Rich Louisiana Mohican Fresher 8 Oz. Mohican Special Fresh RINGS Each Mayonnaise Jar COFFEE Lb. Fruited- Frosted Coffee Jumbo Sandwich Mohican Evaporated Tall CAKES Each BAGS Pkg 40 of MILK 2 Cans Kettle Fresh Hot Heinz Brown and Yellow The New Anti-Sneeze Doz. DONUTS MUSTARD Jar RINSO Size Reg. Fruited Unsweetened Mohican Tomato Doz.




lb. 40c lb. SIZE PIECE ANY 25c lb. 3 3 Springfield Union Photo AS FIRE DIED DOWN--The above picture shows what. remained of Democrats Start the Boston Albany Railroad icehouse in Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, last night after three 8 sides of the building had collapsed.

Registration Drive A city -wide drive on the part of Springfield Democrats to register new voters. for the forthcoming national election on Nov. 7 got under 'way yesterday and will continue until Oct. 1. The registration drive is sponsored by the Democratic City Committee and to stimulate interest among the committee members in carrying out this vital party function the drive has been organized as a contest with prizes for the individual members registering the most new voters and for the ward committee.

reporting the highest total of new registrants. list naturalized citizens To then drive a complete has been compiled on cards and distributed to the eight ward chairmen. The list will serve as a. working basis for the drive and will be supplemented by house-to-house canvasses in the 48 precinets. City Hall Hours To Be Resumed City Hall will gO on its winter schedule of hours again this coming Tuesday, The offices will open at 8.30 a.m.

and close at 4.30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with three and will be open until noon on Saturday, The exceptions are the office of the city clerk, city collector and city treasurer, which will close at p.111. 13 CHINESE HALED A.S RESULT OF RAID An attempt to secure some guar. antee: of noninterference by police made by the alleged operator vf 3 finely -equipped and' wide-open Chinese gambling den at- 54 Ferry Street to two members of the Crime Prevention Bureau resulted in a quietly-staged raid there by Springfield and State J'olice. led by Chief Raymond P.

Gallagher, last Friday night. Thirteen Chinamen were allegedly surprised in the middle of gaming activities and all have been summoned to appear in District Court next Wednesday morning. Twelve of alleged gamers will be charged with gaming and the 13th will be charged as the odds maker, payoff man and general: operator of the various gambling enterprises. which hud been taking place ahout twice week in the basem*nt room, police said. BONGIORNI PAYS v.

FINE OF $1000 Two alleged number pool agents and. a horse "bookie" reputed by police to he doing a flourishing business in muking bets on horses were arraigned in District Court yesterday before Judge William J. Granfield Ag 8 result of two raids made on homes by officers of the Crime Prevention Bureau. A raid Thursday on the beautifully -appointed home of Frank giorni, 29. at 128 Wayne Street, one of the city's fine residential sections, netted police a number of sheets tabulated with Thursday's horse play and also A signed statement' of the defendant that he WAS doing about $300 a day in horse play.

a cerned He vesterday in pleaded to a registering guilty charge in bets of District on being horses Court conand paid a fine of $1000. He was given an hour yesterday by Judge Granfield to pay the fine, with instructions that it he took any more time, the fine would be $2000. Mrs. Mamie H. Brown, 42.

of 82 Tenth Street, who gave her tion as a pleaded not guilty in court to charges of being concerned in setting and promoting. a lottery, namely, writing numbers. She will go to, trial next Wednesday ing. Mrs. Brown is the defendant whose home was picketed Thursday by lienry Fredericks of 100 Hanco*ck Street in protest over her alleged refusal to pay off on A 75-cent play on No.

SOG in the Number Pool, which came out on Wednesday of last week. A second Number Pool handhook agent was taken into police custody Thursday morning while police were 80 Tenth Street, charged with being concerned in and setting up A lottery. Hepleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $300. The fine paid. METHODIST SCHOOL TO OPEN MONDAY The New England Methodist ministerial training school will open Wilbraham Academy Monday for five days.

More than 100 ministers are pectedl to attend. Instructors will be Prof. Albert C. Knudson, dean emeritus of Boston University School of Theology, and Prof. Frank S.

Hickman of Duke University. The officers of the school are: Rev. Charles W. Jeffras, presidelder of the Springfield district. dean; lev.

Walter Healy, pastor of Ashury Church, regiatrar; Rev. Leonard C. Harris, of Providence, associate dean; Rev. S. A.

Livingstone, Providence, secretary: Rev. C. Homer Ginns. Hazardville, treasurer. A similar gathering for Congregational ministers will be held at Witbraham Academy the following week under the auspices of the Massachusetts Congregational Conference and Missionary Society.

Bushel Baskets Running Out At Height of Local Produre Season A plea to. save half bushel was made by Raymond les, market reporter of the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, who suggested that consumers save the baskets and them back to the retailers, wholebalers or growers. fair price will be paid for used half bushel haskets," said Iles, if J'ol have no other way of getting them to a producer, them down to the Farmers Starket, upper end of Lyman Street, any morning before 9." Supplies of these baskets are rapidly being used up and cost of containers is quite an item when a grower has to supply new containers at present prices. Farmers feel that A good many. half bushel baskets could be salvaged if consumers realized the shortage.

Veterans' Service Center Here Averaging 300 Calls a Week The Veterans' Service Center in the Paramount Building at 1694. Main Street, now beginning its sixth month of service to veterans and their familles, is averaging 300 calls per week, A check-up Thomas J. Morrison, director of the Center, revealed yesterday. Discharged servicemen returning to the Springfield area find this informatin bureau so useful that they are ion the average going there three or four times. Almost immediately upon his arrival in Springfield, the returning service.

man hears about the Veterans' Serv. ice Center. He is required by law to register at his local Selective Serv. ice Board within five days after his discharge. While there he is handed a letter from Mayor Anderson welcoming him back to the community and telling him that this center, jointly sponsored and supported by every available Springfiell agency, 13 here to help hint with any problem.

The veterans' name and address are typed the top of the letter a4 it is given him. and at the same thine carhon copy of the address is made de for the Service Center; thus this agency receives a list of the names of all serve icemen and women as they re-enter civilian life. If the veteran does not appear at the center within two or three weeks after his return to Springfield (most of them do, however). then the center calls him on the phone and Asks him if he is getting along all right. if he has found employment.

or, in the event that he is disabled. if her is receiving a pension. About these returned servicemen who don't appear cannot be reached by phone. and them the Center makes no further attempt to reach, for Mr. Morrison feels that there should be no suggestion of compulsion about this service.

Veterans who call At the Service Center usually find that they need to return several times in order to avail themselves fully of the help which this visitor, in thrves of an exceedingly bureau can Naive them. Oftentimes the difficult transition to civilian living finds a definite, psychological lift in the warin and sympathetic atmosphere created by Mr. Morrison and Mrs. William H. Felch.

office secretary and former receptionist at the U.S. O. is just like the U. S. 0." said one caller.

"You even have magazines for: part of our job." said Mrs. Felch. "is just being, a good listener." the time boys are wearing the uniform they are living under tension. When they get back into vilian clothes. the tension disappears, and it is not easy always for something to take its place.

Often there are financial difficulties, 'Perhaps a wife at home Is urging' the' new civilian to hurry and get a job. Often there are fears for the future created by. physical disability--fear of being unable to measure up to the employer's standards, fear of trying an tirely new line of work. "Some of our callers definitely have a case of war neurosis. Others come in with all kinds of physical disabilities: w'e have had one with A shattered drum.

another with shoulder and knee injuries, others recovering from a fractured spine or 1 knee operation, with amosia or laria or heart trouble. People should be familiar with the little goid button with its spread eagle design that indicates one has done his part in the war and is worthy of any help that can he given him civilian life. "When a man comes in for the first time, he notion will of often what have he only wants the to vaguest do. Our job is to find out what he can do best. If he is disabled, we make sure that he knows about and is collecting his disability pension.

(for this he must go to the Veterans' Service Administration Office in the Fedpral Building), and then we talk over with him the kind of work he might like and be qualified 10 do. In this conference we remind him that he is likely 10 be nt this work the rest of his life. and we encourage him to take the long view. After discussing some of the possibilities, he usually wants to gO home to talk it over with his wife or family and come back the next If partly disabled and receiving the disability pension. the veteran is eligible for rehabilitation training.

He will receive monthly $92 if single. $103.50 if married, plus $3.75 for each child, during the time of this training. In most cases he will also receive A small apprentice wage. The next day veteran. comes back with his papers showing he is entitled to rehabilitation training.

He has talked the whole matter over at home and has some idea of what hA would like to do. An application blank is filled out and mailed to the regional office 'of the Veterans' ministration Service in Boston, where his records are examined with a. view to determining if he is physically qualified to do the proposed work, If the verdict is favorable, he is sent his railroad fare with A request to come to Boston for interview and examination. The details concluded, he returns with a representative of the Boston office empowered to' arrange with 1 local employer for his apprenticeship. In most cases Mr.

Morrison has been working on the problem from this end and has something all lined up. A contract is drawn up between the employer and the Veterans' Administration official whereby the former serviceman receives apprentice pay during ther two to four years he It when the we veteran comes hack the spends learning his new occupation. second time, it appears that he is not eligible for rehabilitation, then an effort is made to secure immediately for the serviceman the kind of work that he can do. This usually requires one or two more interviews; the job applicant must return after Mr. Morrison's inquiries have been made and be referred to his prospective plover.

Throughout the first 60 days of his new employment the Veteran is allowed to change his employment without restriction, and R. card or certificate of avilability must be given him. After two months, however, he sumes the: same status. as a civilian worker and comes under the jurisdiction of the U. S.

Employment Service. Those who ho during the Arst two months find themselves unhappy in their new work often come hack again to the Service center for advice and aid. The Veterans' Service Center Is not however solely or even primarily an employment bureau. It is rather community information center or referral agency which co-ordinates the aid available. to veterans from All other organizations in the community.

Whatever the discharged serviceman wants to do, whether it is to buy.a house, Morrow some money. reinstate 3. lapsed insurance policy, or join a veterans' organization, he may come the Service Center and he referred to the person or agency in the community best qualified to solve his particular problen. In essence the Veterans' Service Center acts as the hub of a wheel whose spokes are the many other agencies. ready to help our returning veterans with their: problems, such agencies AS the IT.

Employment Service, the Red Cross, Soldiers' Relief, the Veterans Administration, civic groups such as the Community Chest. the Selective Service boards, veterans' organization such AS the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars and religious groups. WITH THE COLORS CARL M. KENDALL Carl M. Kendall, 23, son of Dennis Mr.

Kendall of 71 Cass Street, has completed a gunnery course at Kingman Field, Ariz. Pfc. Kendall entered the at Valdosta, on May 6, 1940. As a student gunner at the Kingman school he attended ground school in which he was taught the principles of ballistics, sighting. turret maintenance, range.

estimation and aircraft machine guns and Teceived two weeks of air firing before receiving his wings. He attended Moultrie High School. MARRIAGE INTENTIONS The following marriage intentions were filed yesterday at the office of City Clerk Clifford F. Smith: Roland Henry Adam. 31 Saratoga Street, packer.

and Marian Alice Faust. 202 Walnut Street, clerk: Rudolf Oscar Lawson, 11 Richelieu Street. methods engineer. and Rita Marie Eergeron. 132 Street, At hone: Alphonse Joseph Viens, 36 Thomas Street.

truck driver And Aloysia Marie Champigny, 36 Thomas Street, maid; John Edward Booth. 7 Columbia Terrace, Haverhill, armed forces, and Virginia Getchell. 51 Perkins Street, checker: Francis John Wallace. 86 Elm Street, Windsor Lucks, engineer. and Margaret Elizabeth Mayotte.

111 W'oodlawn Street, clerk: Marshall Clarence Randall, 23 Dorset Street, armed forces, And Mary Henrietta Drummond, 4 Mary Street, clerk. RECORD OF FIRES. Friday 3.30 Tr. Ni. Telephone.

15 Bowdoin Street. Automobile. 3.17 D. Telephone. Chesterfield Avenue.

Brush. 5.08 p. Telephone. Plumtree Road. Grass.

7.36 V. 10. Radio call from West Springfield Fire Department for help to combat fire in Boston Albany Railroad icehouse in Memorial Avenue. A.

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