Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 11, 1949 · Page 8
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 8

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, October 11, 1949
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L PAGE &—XATJGATPCK NEWS <CONN.) f TUESDAY. OCT. 11 IIMf) Kvery J£veninf Sunday) by CHE HATJGATUCK NEWS CORP. KAUGATUCK, CONN. Telephones tXU and SOB AD Department* Entered aa second'class matter at the post office In Naugatuek. Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance 1 Month .. .<1JO 1 Tear ... .<16.eO Member: American Nrwspaper Pub. Awrti N. B. Dally Newspaper Pub. Ass'n Conn. Newspaper .Publishers Ass'n TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1949 Let's Not Eeject— By what fiat has it become reprehensible for a taxpayer, large or small, to voice interest in borough government? A member of the Board of Warden and Burgesses has criticized two agencies of the Chamber of Commerce, the one for volunteering assistance in the matter of sewage disposal plant construction; the other for. asking local consideration in the purchase of borough supplies and equipment. Fortunately, for borough government, the opinions and expressions voiced by one member of the board are not shared by all, nor by the public and taxpayers in general. All credit to whatever group or agency that comes forward with suggestions or constructive criticisms in the contemplation of any endeavor of importance to the borough. That, we believe, has been the intent of the Industrial Committee of the Chamber in its analysis of the sewage disposal question. And there can be no question that it will be the Board of Warden and Burgesses that will make the final decision. That's their responsibility. And the better job they'll do if all reasonable suggestions offered are given reasonable consideration in the approach to final decision. Merchants, requesting the privilege of submitting bids on borough purchases, have been told that the borough board is doing a "good job." That's one roan's opinion, the opinion of a board member. There is no escape from the sound practice of giving first consideration, in the- purchase of equipment and services for the borough, to borough residents and taxpayers who are able to supply whatever is needed at the right price. It is just as wrong for the borough to buy locally at a higher price as it is to buy without making every effort to get the best for the cost, here or elsewhere. We thought that was the policy in practice. And any prospective bidder, local or out-of-town, is entitled to courtesy. They might, after all, b« in position to serve and the competition of bids is almost unanimously acclaimed by proponents of sound government, especially the taxpayers. The Board-of Warden and Burgesses, every member, has not, we hope, arrived at a pinnacle of self-esteem that deprives its constituency the -Jprivilegy; of making suggestions or requests. Their final action on any proposal or demand is for their own determination, based on good judgment in the interest of the taxpayers they represent. But let there be no discouragement of greater participation in the making of local government. There's been altogether too-little of it in the past.- More, not less, action and interest by citizens and taxpayers, is the formula of good government. And the borough board should welcome, not reject, any offer of assistance that might in the final analysis of all facts at hand, help solve a borough question—whether it be of purchasing, planning, construction or what have you. whether they are large or small but how they conduct themselves. If they are operating to give consumers more for their money they should be encouraged. If they use their power to stifle competition and later to raise prices above competitive levels they should be subject to prosecution. It would be a good idea if the Department of Justice followed this sensible policy instead of assuming that anything big— unless it is government—is necessarily bad and must therefore be suppressed. More birthdays. . .Carole Hackett, of Hoadlcy street, celebrates her 14th Wednesday.. .The Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst, rector of St. Michael's Episcopal church, observes his Thursday... And Ruth Semrow celebrates today... Congratulations, best wishes, etc. Service The Test With the Department of Justice throwing its weight around in many directions it was a timely service which Dr. Willford I. King performed when he gave the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee the facts about the growth of corporations in this country. These were not his own statistics that he presented. They were statistics gathered by the government and they showed that since 1929 corporations have multiplied less rapidly than individual business enterprises. It is also revealed that the percentage cif business done by corporations, as distinguished from smaller concerns, is practically the same today as it was in 1929. So there seems little foundation for the theory that American business is gradually falling into the hands of a few giant corporations and that the country is in danger of having all its industries run by a group of monopolies. It is true, as Dr. King readily admitted, that many American businesses have become big. But he contended they have become big- only because of their ability to render service to the public — a service the measure of which invariably is better goods at lower prices. The test which Dr. King would apply to corporations is not Fifth Freedom To the four freedoms which Franklin D. Roosevelt was wont to prate about, Herman W. Stein- krass, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, adds a fifth. It is freedom from undue and unreasonable interference by the government in the daily lives and activities of the people. Writing in the American Magazine in support of this thesis, Mr. Steinkraus presents some informative and even startling statistics. He reveals that today 20 per cent of all electric power created in this country is owned by the government and that many new. elaborate and costly projects are planned for the future. It is a. further fact, he says, that the government owns 24 per cent of all the land in the United States — equal to the area of 17 western states. AH this territory naturally is tax-free and thus is responsible for imposing a. heavier burden upon those individuals and businesses which are required to pay taxes. There are, moreover, at least one hundred important business enterprises in which the government is financially interested or which it owns outright. Here again are tax-exempt institutions which are supported by the remainder of the populace. And if some persons have their way, this is by no means the end of socialization. So perhaps there is need for Americans to remind themselves that they are slowly losing their fifth freedom which they always have prized and which Mr. Steinkraus urges them to preserve. It will be the golden age ol education when daughter leaves for college with more books than she has trunks. General Vaughan says he granted favors only as a. matter of routine. Might have been even boring at times. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Mrs. E. Philip Walker, of Millville avenue, was named to the teaching staff at St. Margaret's school. Naucy Schmuck, of North Church street, enrolled in the Katherine Gibbs school, Boston. 20 Years Ago Ben Benander, of Philadelphia, a former local resident, was visiting with friends in the borough. James Sweetman was elected captain of the Naugatuck Lodge of Elks' bowling team. Mr. and Mrs. Grady Carpenter, of North Hoadley street, observed their sixth wedding anniversary Oct 5. . .Mr. and Mrs. Fred Montanari marked up 2G years of married life Oct. 1... Mr. M. is the genial proprietor of Fred's .Ill-Way Grill. Casimer Posila, Henry Eauki and several other members of the G<;ld Star Post will attend a testimonial Oct. 17 at Waverly honoring Father Robert Keating' of Mcriden... .Anne Karaban of Beacon Falls tells us there's a real live program brewing- for the winter 'months at the Beacon Falls Recreation Club Two more birthdays which come to our attention are Miss Marlfj Ilealy, of Olive street, whoso natal day is next Saturday... And Philip E. Rice, factory manager of the Naugatuck Chemical, who observes his next Sunday. Although the football season is still in its early stages, the thoughts of some local youngsters are already turning to basketball... We have received the scores of two games played at the YMCA Saturday morning during Fritz Klambt's gym class... Time sure flies, doesn't it? Dot Bean has returned from Waterbury Hospital to her Park Place apartment, sans tonsils... Congratulations to the ladies of St. Michael's Guild, Beacon Falls, for the very fine breakfast served Sunday to Ojeda Council, Knights of Columbus... And congratulations to Father Cooke for continuing his attitude of no friendship for the Commies... Even during the war years, he urged one and all to be wary of our ally Russia... WALTER In New The News windows are much scanned these days... One contains trophies won by the local Portuguese club... The other a series of Fire Prevention posters prepared by school children... And very excellent they are... Paul E. Buckmiller, who 'as president guided the Peter J. Foley Little League through its first season to a successful conclusion, tells us that he is definitely not a candidate for any of flee on next ycar'H slate... A move has been under way to draft Paul for President again, and although appreciative 'he finds it necessary to decline... Paul says that he enpeets to remain active in the league as a director. We hear, unofficially, that the Rev. Albert Taylor, assistant pastor of St. Francis* church, Is on his way home from Ireland aboard the Queen Mary... Also reported returning from the "old sod" on the U.S.S. Washington are Mrs. William Schmidt, of Galpin street and Miss Gertrude Feeley, of Oak street. Wcs Cady, YMCA program sec- | retary, and Charlie Kohn, NEWS press operator, are only two of many local residents suffering from early season colds... The unpredictable weather of late has been no small factor in preventing sufferers from shaking the colds. Atty, Henry Marlor was all smiles Monday and for two good reasons.. .First, his wife presented him with a son Saturday morning,..And second he topped all the NEWS football experts in the weekly poll... Henry was right on 15 of the 20 games chosen, while the best the NEWS experts could do was 14, 12, 12, 10 and nine... Congratulations on both counts, Hank, and thanks for the cigar. Sports editors of neighboring towns are still trying to find out how Bill Simmons learned early that "Spec" Shea would receive a full share of the Yankees series money... Just another scoop for the sports cd.., Feeling so elated after becoming a proud papa and humbling the NEWS board of grid experts, Atty. Marlor has crawled out on that well known limb to make a prediction.. .Although the end of the 1949 baseball season Is little more than a week in the past, Hank has named' the team he thinks will win the National League flag. ..His choice?.. .The Philadelphia Phillies.. .Could be.' Philip Judsori of South Main street called to say he would like to have the Fire Marshal's telephone number published... Marshal Weaving's home phone number is 3095.. .You may also locate film at the Fire House, 2233... ' Bob Coleman, popular manager of the Naugatuck office, Connecticut Light and Power, is vacationing in Mexico, and reports by post card (tarjeta postal) that he saw the bull fights Sunday...- Fred Dwyer, North Hoadley street had a temporary loss of popularity with his- neighbors over the weekend... seems Fred cornered a skunk under his front porch and killed the animal, with the result,—well, you know what. ...from all reports the happy mail carrier will avoid woodpus- sies in the future. Mrs. Ralph Hoy plays the part j of Queen Isabella in a Columbus Day sketch to be presented Tuesday night over station WATB... Mr. and Mrs. Everett Haigh, of Chestnut street will observe their 46th wedding anniversary next Thursday, Oct. 13... Two days later, on the 15th, Mr. Haigh will celebrate his birthday.... Many happy returns. THE YANKEE CLIPPER ALL AROUND THE TOWN The Grand Central Station organist is permitted to play anything isihe likes except the National Anthem. (You might miss your train) .. .The elevators in the RCA bldg. travel so fast they take six • floors to start and as many to stop.—The reason Harlem's swank sector is named "Sugar Hill' 'is that "it takes a lotta (sugar" to live there... .Most ham- I lets in the U. S. have only one traffic cop. Our town has 2,000. ... Half the population of Deadwood, South Dakota, can :be accomtanlo- dated on the 88th floor of the Empire State Bldg. (Room, for a couple of thousand). . .42nd Street was originally a dusty cowpath. It was sold to the city in 1325 by a farmer for $10. (Worth 100 million now) For some strange reason the-top selling NYC souvenir Item is a cowboy on a horse.. .We have a cop on duty 24 hours a day in the heart of Times Sq. to answer anything you want to know about B'way The , Stork Club cash register rings up over $2,000 before any of its competitors even open their doors. Jerome Park is named for the father of Winston Churchill's mother She was Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome... .Our tugboats don't _ look fmipressive but you could buy j a yacht for the price of a tug: 'Over $130,000...Many Wall Streeters call the famed street: "The Big Toe"... .Mark Twain dreamed up many of his stories in the charming' mansion on 5th Avenue and 9th Street Some of the homes along Grove Street are over 150 years old Almond-eyed American youngsters are taught Chinese at the Chinatown school, That sector has five daily newspapers ...OHdrfashioned pot-fcrflied Stoves still heat 3rd Avenue "L" stations... .Coney Island is where the flrst while men landed on this continent. Most people are too busy to notice the grand mural in the RCA lobby. It depicts the abolition of slavery. .. .Our Burg has over 600 streets The dirtiest of the brick buildings in midtown is the Metropolitan Opera (House. Looks like an ancient fort... .The Museum of Art'a rear facade Is constructed of glass. It,is at its scenic best when reflections of the sun ignite rainbows on the panes... .Fanned St. Anne's Church (for deaf mutes) is where the sermons are delivered In finger language... We have! more than 3,000 places of worship.. .The Waldorf's most swanky suite Is only $75 a day... .There's nothing white in the Great White Way. All the electric signs and neons are yellow, red, green, blue, orange and purple. The odd monicker of the New Yorker buried at 2nd Street's Marble Cemetery. His name is Mr. Preserved Fish The reason the Rockfeller Plaza garden is green all year 'round: Decorated with evergreens. ..St. Patrick's Cathed- .ral is large'enough to hold 18,000 worshippers. ..The Mayor'u boarding house (Gracie Mansion) was once the country villa of zillion- aire John Jacob Astor. ..The Public Library at 42nd and 5th has almost four million tomes. You can get the one you want in five minutes. . . .Our (police horses .are chauffeured to work In a special van. They are selected with as much care as cot*. Must pass stiff physical and mental exaima... The "IMaine" monument at 59th Street's entrance to Central Park took almost a dozen years to complete. The *oo In Central Bark boasts of having the first educated chimpanzee in the U. S. He was so ejja- kated he became a pest and once bit off a keeper's finger because his supper was slightly tardy. The* chimp finally died of pneumonia, and zoo people were so happy they all got plastered. ..Our Town Is a great place for gourmets. You can buy Persian caylar at $40 a lb. on Lex. Ave., and pig's feet at 40c a basket on Amsterdam Ave Inflation doesn't bother the Bowery. They still offer a meal for two- bitz... Wanna be a missionary? Apply at the Union Theological Seminary, 120th St. at the Bronx Zoo than in two -years <pf safaris In the Afro jungles. (Much safer, too.) Deeplte the tnrffle conception there are numerous Walking-Clubs In Our Town. A favorite all-day hike is around the rim of Manhattan, a mere 32 miles.. .The quietest place Is In the heart of the noisiest sector: The main reading room at the Public library, where .more than 1,006 people gather at the same time . .New Yorkers are phone-happy. Calls are made at the :rate of 6,000 per minute...A jnar- rlage takes place every six minutes. . .Lin-dy's, the -town's fabulous restaurant, sells 10,000 cupsacawfee dally—from noon 'til 4 ante meridian... One of 5th Avenue's tonlest salons Is a shoppe where pedigreed dawgs are fitted for hand-carved gold collars and pet cats are measured for silk pa Jama.. .Most celebrated saloon la Clarke's on 3rd ve. Nine movies have been filmed there. Our most amazing quiz Slhow Isn't on the radio. It's at the Grand- Central depot's information booth. Seventy human encyclopedias answer as many as a thousand queries: daily. (A rule of the railroad is that no question is too ridiculous to' answer^'...Baby-sitting Is a big business In Our Town. There are dozens of firms operating In the 5 Boroughs.. .The Times Square Stores (a chain) are located everywhere in New York except In Times Square... Who said New York is overcrowded? The experts say there is enough space for a potential population of 25 million pipple.. .Approximately 85 languages are spoken here...One of our early mayors got stage-struck once. In 1875. He was Oakley Hall. Got the bright idea he could run rings around the current Hams. So he wrote a play and starred in it to justify his claim. Got good reviews but no raves. New York harbor's cloak of mist has caused the nearby stone and brick in skyscrapers to change color... You never hear the name of the genius who engineered the miracle called The George Washington Bridge, all steel. His name: W. H. Burr...The dignity of historic Fraunces Tavern, a lovely relic of the minuet era.. .St. Paul's Chapel is where many British officers of the Revolution are buried. The reason: It served as the military chapel of the British commander in the 1770s..!You can see more African animals in two hours MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. Should the escort of a woman acknowledge the courtesy if, when entering a crowded streetcar or bus, another man gives up his seat to the woman? A. Yes, by all means. He should lift his hat in acknowledgment, or if he is not wearing a hat, he should nod his head and say, "Thank you." Q. Is it correct to say, "Mrs. Wilson, have you met Mrs. Jones?" if one is not certain that the two persons are acquainted? A. Yes. Q.Is it correct to eat shortcake with the fork, or should a spoon be used. A. The fork should be used. Foreigners on « first visit to Gotham aren't as thrilled oyer the skyscrapers aa they are by the steam coming up out of the manholes..^ best-seller gave the impression that <( a tree grows in Brooklyn," which has 230,000 of them...The Rltter Brothers have an apple tree growing on their penthouse at 224 W. 30th, 14 stories above the street... Property values in the slum areas adjacent to the permanent headquarters of the United Nations have soared from an average of 417 per sq. foot to $40... Margaret Truman usually motors about town In a blue car which -has no special license plates or insignia. The driver is a Secret Service man... Macy's has a new brand of diapers called "Pee Wee" ...Toots Shor's explanation for closing by 2 ay em: "By that time the drunks stop -spending and start howling. Let them go elsewhere and be pests." Look And Learn 1. What are the six principal constituents of the earth's atmosphere? 2. What republic has the smallest population? 3. For what Is Madame Curie famous? 4. In what two parts of the world I do the greatest number of hur- i ricanes occur? 5. How many black squares are there on a checkerboard? Answer* 1. Nitrogen, oxygen, argon, car,bon dioxide, hydrogen, and water vapor., 2. Iceland. 3. The discovery of radium in 1898. 4. West Indies and the China .Sea. 5. Thirty-two. TO A HFW LOW. Compare price and Quality Established 1809 J» NO. MAIN ST. WATEHBTTRT Household Scrapbook Blanket* Use the juice of two lemons in the final rinse water when washing blankets. It will help considerably in retaining the body of the blanket and counteracting shrinkage. Painting Metal Before painting metal, wash the surface first with soap and water. This will make it much easier to apply the paint. Perspiration Perspiration stains can be removed from clothes by soaking the garments in a strong salt water solution before laundering. LEWIS CARROLL OTMBTi cfcy n« Boar* Ckroa* Trta Boor Vru.. WMo* h.h AFnaii PalMt Floor 8«a4*n tor B«M _ TBLEPBOVK MM PFTKOl tUV BUNKER "C" Fuel Oil .1 i \\ YOU M&. $ The magician would be the first to ad- -^ ' mit that there's nothing magical about the tricks he does. That rabbit hasn't disappeared. Sure, the audience can't see it, but V ^ It's there all right. There are many things we don't see that are "there" fust the same . . . Hke I fringe benefits, for instance. % ' "Fringe benefits" means money that's paid to employees for which the company gets no production in return ... money paid 1 for vacations, holidays, pensions, wash-up time and supplemental payments. l Now we don't usually think of them as being expensive because they don't stand , out by themselves. But let's see. : y \ Last year, Naugatuck Valley manufacturers paid out the grand total of $22,165,- ^ 000 in fringe benefits. Thafs twice as much v ^j money as these companies paid their owners ... the stockholders. y v-.. So you see, fringe benefits are expen- % ^ sive ... doubly so because no production is given in return for this money. -'•• --jj ->'£, ^Q • Raising fringe benefits now would mean "* raising prices ... and that's no way to lick a recession. , % 1 INDUSTRIES The NAUGATUCK VALLEY row r* jRsiT-jtow. ^oo P.M. out ISM WATS no*. *.n Pit aai 1320 ?no«-w«i i&s». u otd i«o . - - - - - "I PU Dial 1MO WlCB-Sua. 1:55 Pit Did 890

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