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IPAGE 4— NAcoATtJoit NEWS (CONN.>. TUESDAY, OCT. 4, UCn*pt IBB NAUOATUCK NEWS CORP. NAUGATUCK, CONN. 'Intend u Mcoad clas« matt** M On pert ottlr» In Kaugatack. Conn. •OTSCRHT10N RATES Payable In Advance t Moat* ...*UO 1 TMT ..I15JO Pub. W. K. Dafly X«w»p«p«r Pub. AM'B Ctosa. tf«w»p*p«r Publlrtw* "TOBSDAY, OCTOBER 4, m» Quiet Election It wa» a quiet election yesterday in Beacon Falls, lacking the asual noise and turmoil in the preliminary campaigning of former years. There was reason enough for the absence of party demonstration. The Republicans, in an unprecedented move that might be labeled strategy or despair, depending on individual sympathies, failed to nominate a standard bearer to oppose incumbent First Selectman Frank Semplenski. whose popularity and strength seem to grow with each succeeding election. Considering that town officials were seeking reelection and election for terms of two. and six years, rather than the one year tenures provided previously, it appeared incongruous on the part of the Republicans-to let the top office go by default. But the vote count made known last night served .as strong and convincing evidence that the Beacon Falls Republicans knew whBt they were doing when they refused to sacrifice another good candidate in o pp^^ition to an official who has served with distinction and aeility and to the great satisfaction of the Beacon Falls electorate the past three years. It may have been the intent of the Republican forces to sap the strengtl, of Democrat* in contest lor'the other town of flees by their failure to ppprSse the top man on the ticket If so, the complete Democratic victory is proof of the failure of that avenue of approach to grabbing some Republican chestnuts out of the fire. Additionally, the total vote cast yesterday was higher, the Democratic majority greater. There's reason to believe that the Republicans were more in- taut upon electing a kay man to •the post of Second Selectman, and failing that, placing him in the inevitable, generally minority post of Third Selectman. ,.. 'Whatever the. story behind the procedure, the failure of the Republicans to contest for the top office was extremely disappointing to the die-hard voters, Republican and Democrat, who take keen pleasure in a hard and clean battle at the polls. That's what, makes an election interesting. There's pleasure and pride in victory for First Selectman Frank Semplenski and his Democratic ticket, and reason for congratulation. The result was no surprise. But we think all concerned would be happier if the top town office had not been conceded without opposition. The Larger Room - Princeton's "magic r o o m," which some refer to as "-horror (house," is one of those experimental, scientific installations producing weird effects, at which the public can marvel, although it doesnt understand. Princeton's strange, one-room world, a Freudian nightmare, looks square but isn't, far objects seem near, still objects move, while short or tall individuals are transformed into ' giants or dwarfs. And it is^n't done with mirrors. . The room -is designed for studies in the processes of vjs- €al .perception. Psychologists at Princeton and at the 'Hanover Institute at Hanover, N. H., perfected the installation, which is designed to show, among other purposes, that what people believe to be the "real, physical wo^d" is nothing more than an "aittumpUve" or "form" world. What a person sees, that 1s, de' toends on what he thinks he sees. A popular example would be the stage. Andiences peer into a living room with the fourth wall removed. The action is all directed at the missing fourth wall (that is. the audience), but the. setting and the behavior appear normal in the "assumptive" world of the theater. The reason that two men of normal size, placed In Princeton's distorted room, look unequal in height, when seen through a peephole, is that the room is lopsided. When the true nature of the .room is revealed, the illusion vanishes. The observer assumes that the room is rectangular; with rectangular rooms he has had much experience. Technical aspects of the Princeton installation are for experts to ponder. Yet, without being coemic about it, one is entitled to wonder whether (psychologists will not get to work and explain some of the larger illusions which affect the public thought when it comes to questions of war and peace. Nations are so accustomed to assumptions about themselves and each other that it becomes more and more difficult to detect the truth beneath the forms. Some studies have been published in this field, but there is an enormous amount to be revealed if people are to see the world as it is, not as they have become accustomed, through long habit, to sec it. China Is Hopeless Evacuation of 1,219 foreign citizens from Shanghai, now completely under communist control, is further indication of the hopelessness of the Chinese situation. In the group were business executives and members of the U. S. diplomatic corps, who have found it impossible to work with the new regime, and whose presence was distasteful to the conquerors. • Through all the troubled years foreigners who had business there have been able to remain. Safety for their own lives has now impelled their departure. As for business, such possibilities have ended. In the face of these devel- turkey with less likelihood of the defeated Nationalist government will come before the United Nations, asking aid to restore their former regime. What sort of a case they can make for themselves remains to be seen. Certainly they can not hold up the hope of establishing a stable government in a country where they previously have failed miserably. To go along with the Chiang regime now would be to condone the clumsy bureaucracy wnich marked its administration. After long years of war and hunger the Chinese people may have been ripe for revolution. Instead communism has taken over, and they have yet to learn how badly they are to suffer in the change. In appealing to the UN . for help, the Nationalists would .sell..this country a bill .of goods .which they can not" deliver. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Adam Mengacci was elected commander of .-the Montanari- Rado Post, Italian-American War Veterans. Sara Low Berg«r, daughter of Mrs. M. B. Berger, of Rockwell avenue, enrolled :in the school of nursing, Simmons college, Boston. , 20 Yean Ago Gunnard Dahlin, of New street and Elmer Larson, of Homestead avenue, returned from a visit with relatives in Montana. Harold Larson, of Beebe street, was visiting with friends in Newport, R. I. So many persons are blowing their horns these days Gabriel wouldn't have a. chance if he should decide to toot his. Ann Pronovost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pronovost, of Central avenue, celebrated her second birthday Sunday. . . Congratulations, . . . Mrs. Marlon Classey, of Auburn street, was a recent visitor in the nation's capital. Miss Irma N. George, of Oak street, has received a note from sportscaster Mel Allen, express- Ing the appreciation of the Joe DIMagglo Day committee for a tribute to the Jolter, written by Miss George. . . . The locality sent her tribute to "a great guy" several days ago and it was presented .to Joe during the ceremonies at Yankee Stadium Saturday. Walt Mustek, second baseman with Luke Kane's Naugatuck News Softball Tournament champions, came home from the Yankee-Red Sox game Sunday with a prized souvenir. . . . Walt caught a foul ball off the bat of Ted Williams in the fourth inning. . . . The ball was fouled back right into the midst of the Ijcal group. . . . Pete Thomas, who went through the entire tournament without an error, made one Sunday. . . . He caught the bail, but it spun out of his hands and Musick, after a tussle with a New York policeman, recovered it. The team was In a perfect position to vie for any balls fouled directly back from the plate. . . Several other balls came back In the immediate vicinity of the group, but Musick was the only one to capture a prize. . . The way some of the fans scrambled after balls hit into the stands, It seemed a minor miracle that no bones were broken. Dr. Alda C. Wcntworth, local osteopath, is spending the week in'Pawtucket, R. I., visiting relatives. . . . Thanks to Mrs. Harry Anderson, regent of Sarah Rogers chapter, DAR, for the invite to the regional meeting to be held in the ' Congregational parish house Friday. A local druggist was hapriy a couple of we«ks ago that he had a good appetite In the middle of the night ... getting up for a snack he discovered a chair cushion smouldering ... It had been earlier in .the evening, but he thought the fire out ... so once again he doused It with watjr, and put It outdoors ... next morning all that was left of the cushion was the springs. Jack Healy, a former resident of the borough, sends along his greetings to all his old friends. . . . Jack took a New York girl as his bride in July and has been living in the big:city ever since. . . . Ran into him on our way to the Yankee-Red Sox game Satur-. day. . . . He was standing near the entrance to the elevated station t watching what he called "all the characters" headed for the game. . . . When we left him, he was headed home to watch the game on TV. Connecticut and especially Naugatuck still looks wonderful to Mr. and Mrs. Warren .Abel, who returned during the weekend from a trip to California, where Mr. A. was a delegate to an Odd Fellows convention. Belated best wishes to Clarence E. Jones, who celebrated a birthday Sunday. . . . Understand Harris Whittemore, Jr., has been "deep In the heart of Texas", Rosemary Lamanno, a civilian government Worker In 'Italy, didn't return to this country with her sister, Josephine, last week . . . ahe expects to be back here come November. Although the borough l» bathed In brilliant fall colors, one resident says that when speaking of beautiful and Inspiring scenery, they wonder whether there Is a •pot anywhere else In the world that can top the view from the JRajtkwlch home on upper MJ1I- vllle avenue, where the'airplane spotting service used to be ... the hills are now wearing their gayest colors. Luke Comiskey, Ray St. John and Jim Burns have returned from 10 days in the wonderful country around Topsfield, Me., and report an excellent trip. Vividly reminding us of the months just ahead was the sight of a local resident walking down Church street yesterday noon wearing a fur coat . . . br-r-r-r. Among those at Joe Dimaggio Day at Yankee Stadium Saturday were Charles and Brud Schofield. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Harold MacDonald, all of New Haven road and Galon McKco and daughter, Barbara of Coen street, Here's a flash for .Bed Sox fans. . . •. Doc Aquavla. has a large "crying-towel". In his window, the use of which Is offered to all Red Sox fans . '. . In addition, Doc promises to lend an ear to those who care to tell their woes. Speaking of the weekend baseball games, South ' Main street looked like a miniature Yankee Stadium. . . . Bill Rado placed a radio set outside his, Jtore, and. throughout both the Saturday and Sunday games the street was crowded with! fans . . . from the loud cheers and • general excitement at the scene, it was easy to see that the majority of the sidewalk fans were Yankee fans . . . the cheers at times could be heard across the river. Wendy Ebersole, daughter of Cert and Dave Ebersole, 81 New street, caused the annual fall fashion show of the Junior Woman's club to stop cold Friday night . . . introduced by Mrs. Constance Bernard, commentator, Wendy asked, seriously, "How did you know my name was Wendy?" ... the little girl did very well as a model though. BIG. DISCOVERY IN ATOMIC RESEARCH *^ ^L STEEL STRIKERS PICKET COAST PLANT SHORTLY Arm the CIO Steelworkers Union called more than 500,000 men out on strike, these pickets appeared in front of the Bethlehem Pacific Steel Corporation's plant In Vernon, California. (International) WALTER WINCHELL In New York MAN PLAYING THE TYPEWRITER The Buddy Clark recordings are really something to Remember Him By ---- Hope the disc jockeys dig up| Buddy's platters of Gordon and Revel'w grand score in "Wake Up and Live." Specially "Never in a Million Years" and "Lull in My Life" ---- Last season this time there was a shortage of Broadway theaters. Now there's a scarcity of shows. . . .Barbara Stanwyck's hard-toJbeliave remark" "Those New York critics are murderers. They don't like anything!" They like Rodgers and Hammerstcin, honey. ..The critics are baffled by the fizzle on. tihe road of "Life with Mother," which they raved about at the Empire here. The folks who have to pay to get in, however, found it pretty .tepid .... Radio reviewers pounced 1 on the .star comics—arguing their initial programs were not up to standard . . .That's the trouble with being On Tdpl. . .Being 1 Pretty Good isn't Good Enough. The whole N. Y. Yanks' team supped at Toots Shor's after winning-; the flag-, but he stayed home t6, observe Yom Kippur. ftfot jnlany mldtown cafe props (of 'the same faith) did.... The annual so-what routine in the mags: Grid experts forecasting All-American teams Esther Williams, it says here, threatens to ditch her swimsuit and go in for comedy roles. Oh sister, no! ... .Add chunes these eara don't weary of: "On a Dreamer's Hobday." Neat lyricinff .- . . . Equity s illusion-shatterer: Half its aotor^membership earned only $760 last season.... The tryout town critics report that Nancy Andrews romtped away with the medals in George Abbott's "Touch and Go," due here- next week Elia Kasan directed Zanuck's "Pinky." No' director has a longer string of stage and screen hits to .his credit. . .Decca's long playing single record of the "Oklahoma" scoreHbetter than the show. Add Television eyefuls: U\i Palmer. .."South GPaciflc" has a cast of wizards but La Martin and Le Pinza hog the writeups. Betta St. John and Wm. Tabbert in lesser roles don't stop the show— but they sure keep It going. . The *oon-due show, "The Lady's Not for Burning," is auth'd by a playwright named pry. Critic G J. iNaftnani's advance report on it"One at the best". . .Margaret Truman apparently isn't concerned with what she does with her voice. You shoulda heard her holler at those !a«t gratnes up at the Stadium. She's a real Joe Fan .... 'Kiss Me, Kate'is" new block- long sign next to the Astor Hotel is the largest leased by a legit show within memory. . . Hard to believe the Yanks are gettine ready to nght a World Series Ttiey look like they've just finished fighting a World War. "Pretty Penny." the revue by H. Rome and , J. Chodorov, which limped along the Summer circuit has-been adrenilined into shaiM for B'way. . .The layoffs at the big adv. agencies have reached alarming (proportions. At one big agency every three "account executives" are sharing the same Girl Friday ....This is how close the leaders trail "Lux" In the next Hooper ^l a ,« n . d . Godfrey are tied for 2nd with 16.4. Hope is next with 16.2 fcibber and "Suspense" are tied "*£ "-1- We are Lt-of-the-money with 15 and Jacquera Benny fol- ,n- u «*•. "*e the other fellows!. .. .Feds are hep to the identity of the author of a million dollar film. Peddled the Story tinder an alias. One of The HoHywood. Ten?. ... . .Cardinal SpeHman is the inspiration bock of next week's SVnindllng- Weelc for one of his pets: The 80th An- nV of^the N. Y. Foundling Hospi- ' MfT' romance In London this week is Jean Simmons. ..Pals Sa , y , ^' na Poch and John Conte will blend soon after the 15th You probably enjoyed Maflalene Balcars photos in Life (she was on a cover m March), and a three- paye layout the other day. She's behind the comb counter at Wool- worth's on B9th between Lex. and 3rd...Harold Ickes is writing his memoirs on asbestos paper. Many national figures will be pained to learn he kept a voluminous diary ...That was quite a bit of bad-lib Ethel Waters offered over the ABC mikes on Nancy Craig's program. ...Lassie's real name is Pal. Talk about turnover: Only 12 Dodgers are left of the '47 squad. Pee Wee Reese is the lone survivor of the '41 champs!.. Remember when Adcle Jergens was in the show-jgal lines around town? She has six films at three studios ready for release... The signery on the 47th and B'way corner advertising "Samson arid Delilah" is getting giggles. Victor (Samson) Mature's locks are longer than Yvonne (Delilah) De Carlo's. Oh, thay, now... The proceeds of the Byline Ball (of the N. Y. Reporter's Ass'n) at the Hotel Roosevelt on the 7th go to medical research. Thank-you-very-much... Maria Neglia, who was a big bit at the Park Avenue (Miami Beach) last season .starts here at the Persian Room on the 18th. Fritz Kreisler isn't better... Those musical notes on the front of Gladys Shelley's sweater are the first 8 bars of her new ditty, "Twilight." "Life with Luiffl" Is such a darn good radio session (CBS), you wonder why they inserted the stale: "I want you for my wife".. .'How, do you know she'll have me?". ..Coasters report that director SamWood dropped dead from heart failure "and never had any heart condition before!" He had dined hurriedly at Romanoff's and rushed to an Academy af fair... Take it easy with that knife and fork. (Look who's giving warnings!)... Sam Hayes, also hurt in the crash that killed Buddy Clark, is the best of the machine-gun-tempo'd news commentators out there... There isn't a sandwich named after Joe E. Lewis at Reuben's. Won't permit it, they say. Hmf, and alla- time-we-tutt-he-was-a-belebrity! Joe DiMaggio saya the first he learned he was getting better was when he heard this newscaster report "he will play in the last two games with Boston!" That was a masterful job Ralph Edwards did staging "This Is Your Life" over the major networks the other night for The Community Chest Drive. Hollywood people have a contagious way about them, no matter what you alleged "nice people" think about stage folks... Variety is the kind of weekly you never throw away until the following week. For fear you'll miss something in it.. .They tell me Edgar Bergen had Charlie McCarthy do a comical impersonation of a fast-gabbing commentator on his return to the air the other eve'g. Why don't they tip a fellow in advance? Will Mr! Bergen kindly rush a recording of That Bit. Thenk- yaw!... Leo De Lyon's sassy parody is dedicated to Vice Pres. Barkley: "I Wonder Who's Kissing Him Now?".. .Wouldn't it be great if .the owners of the Red Sox and the Cards staged a. Junior World Series, so that the players could get the coin they might, have had if they won the pennants? The profits to go to medical research in St. Louis and Boston?.. .It ought to be done, anyway, considering the magnificent way both teams lost. They lost like champions... Vishinsky and Gromyko must have bitten off their 'ower lips by now. One week after Moscow shook its A-bomb fist at the USA, 150,000,000 Americans so-whatted: "Oh, netz! We're going to the ball game." On bp«f CufkatB Wffl Nl b LUck to W*rk f M T«! m ••AKAHTU IATIMACTIMK SCHPERO'S Your Newspaperboy By FRANK TRIPP There is one quality that is demanded of all newspaperboys. It goes far to explain why so many successful men sold newspapers when they were boys; conversely, why so many newapaperboys become successful men. It is sticktoitiveness. A boy cannot distribute newspapers if he works only when he likes or if he is lazy, undependable or dishonest. No other boy jobs so involve responsibility and regularity of habits. Your newspaperboy cannot do today's work tomorrow or when it stops raining. He cannot put it off, let it accumulate or leave his post uncovered. He must train and maintain a substitute. Selling newspapers comes nearer to requiring all of the elements of adult responsibility than does any other kind of work done by boys. It requires business ability too; tcachen and develops it. There is a "greatfather" of all newspaperboys. It Is the International Circulation Managers Association. These men are proud of their half million boya, whose aggregate earnings exceed a half million dollars a day. They and their assistants are trained specialists to whom any father may safely entrust guidance of his boy's working hours. occupation; you can show him that you appreciate the service he Rives you. You can thank him for his courtesy and promptness; or you can—and should—jack him up If he lacks these virtues. Whatever you do, don't cheat him or make him wait for his money. For he is trying to be a good business man. He has a lot of accounts to keep and collect. He has to pay for his papers promptly and he hasn't the capital to finance your rending—or the heart t^ serve you well if you treat him shabbily.' Why not plan to say a cheery word to your newspapcrboy this coming Saturday—National News- paperboy Day? MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. Is it all rifjht to mail out announcement cards of the arrival of an adopted baby? A. Yes; suitably - worded announcements c>f the arrival of an adopted baby are in perfectly good taste. THE CIRCULATION MANAGERS have designated October 8th as Newspaperboy Day; a day to emphasize the Importance of their boys', their useful place in our economy, the advantages and opportunities which they enjoy and the safeguards set up to protect them. They hope the public will learn the difference between a carrier boy and a newsboy; learn the meaning of the terms. The term "news- paperboy" (one word) applies to all boys who sell papers. The other terms do not. A carrier boy, also properly called a paper boy, delivers papers to homes or to regular customers in neighborhoods familiar to him, often to his own neighbors. A newsboy sells papers on the streets to whoever will buy them. Ho is more of a free lance, sometimes unknown to the newspaper. Circulation departments have more contact with carrier boys than with newsboys, but they are equally concerned for the welfare of both. ONE OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS of which newspapers are most proud is the disappearance of the ragged newsboy urchin of maudlin eong and stories of the past. If any could be found today it would be in the slums of the biggest cities, where anything may be found. They were the neglected children of people who would as soon they pick pockets as sell newspapers. They never were a product of the newspaper industry; any more than child bootblacks were a product of the shoe industry. Today's carrier b?ys are screened, investigated and their school work is closely watched. Every precaution Is taken for their health, safety and morals. Much effort is given to make them successful, painstaking little business men. These worthwhile activities of circulation men leave no springboard for misguided people who would "save" boys from their favorite and most dependable means to earn money, buy clothes, get a bicycle or found a fund for the!r education. The newspaper earnings of boys have saved countless families from financial disaster and have been the foundation of many successful careers. WHEREVER THERE IS a progressive newspaper, from hamlet to metropolis, carrier boys now are under watchful eyes of responsible experts who regularly contact them and when necessary contact their parents; men who plan and supervise wholesome, happy events for them; who sometimes are more interested in them and influence their future more than do their own fathers and mothers. You can do something for your newspaperboy, whether he comes to your house or serves you on the street. You can make him proud of his profitable part-time Q. What is the correct manner of eating an orange at the table? A. Peel the orange, and then pull it apart. At breakfast, the orange is often cut into halves and eaten with an orange spoon. Q. Is it correct to use two envelopes to contain wedding invitations? A. Yes. The inner envelope contains the invitation and card—the outer envelope contains everything. Household Scrapbook Stained Leather To remove old stains from leather furniture, coat with a mixture of powdered pipe clay and water mixed to a. paste. Allow this to remain for several hours, and then brush off and repeat the process if necessarv. Hot Plates If the summer heat is too intense to light the oven in order to heat plates, place the dishes in a. pan of boiling water for a few minutes before serving the meal. Apple Pie The next time you serve apple pie lather it with whipped cream and sprinkle with chopped walnuts' It will be a. delicious change. Look And Learn 1. Which is the longest war in which the Untied States has participated? ' 2. What familiar nuts grow underground? 3. What are the states which comprise the New England group? 4. Who was the first billionaire of the United States? 5. From what fruit is vinccar usually produced? Answers 1. The Revolution, which lasted 80 months. The Civil War lasted ed 48 months, and the participation of the U. S. in World War II was 44 months. 2. Peanuts. 3. Maine, New Hampshire Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. 4. John D. Rockefeller 5. The apple. For The Best In Jewelry Keary Building Naugatuck, Conn. NEW fNGUNO.S BUNKER Fuel Oil I1O — TELEVISION R.C.A. — Admiral Television Bales and Service SWAN'S Electrical Contractors Since 1926 gg CEPAR ST. 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