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PAGE 4—NAPGATPCK NEWS (CONN.). TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 1949 Brery Kvralng iffiuept Sunday) by I-HE NATJGATUCK NEWS CORF. NAUGATtTCK, CONN. B&tMcd *» Mcond clan matter at th* port office in JfaugatucV. Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advanoa t Month .. .91*0 1 Tear . . .$15.60 Member: American Newipaper Pub. AM*D K. B. DaOy Nvwipapcr Pub. AB^O Conn. Ncwgpaper Publishers AM'P TUESDAY, OCTOBEK 18. 1949 A Secret Is Tbld , Once again the Borough Board of Education has proved to itself and to the public that it can keep a secret. But secrets must out, as? has been shown in the past, and .the bigger the secret the bigger the story. Consequently, the greater reaction. Naugatuck woke up last week to learn that the principal of Naugatuck High School nad retired more than a year ago. True, the circumstances were of a nature that deserved, and were given, very special treatment and consideration by the board. And the same degree of thoughtful restraint and dignified .-prudence •was the endeavor o/ the press in its reluctance to add burden to a situation that deserved softening contemplation. However, the Board of Education was beyond the bounds of special reason in the utmost degree when it deliberately withheld news of. retirement of an important official from a post of the nature and responsibility related to the principalship of the Naugatuck High School. We comment on this unusual revelation with added feeling of restraint and the hope that what here is said will in no way reflect unpleasantly toward the retired official. For his name is one that will remain as a shining star in the local field of education. All credit, on the other hand, to the Board of Education for making every possible concession toward the return of an able educator to a position he well merited. The public applauded every effort toward that magnificent gesture. And if the intent in withholding this unpleasant news from the public was in his behalf, it definitely displays a new spirit of altruism " on the part of the Board, carried -a little too far to be convincing" Secrecy, however tight, is a dangerous ally. It has a propensity for making, its sponsors, especially in public matters, look pale in the light of final disclosure, however altruistic the original intent and reason for employing it as an agent. And retirements like appointments, when they concern matters of government, can occasion only suspicion when they are hidden: Certainly the retired principal could benefit nothing from the suppression of this development. We hasten to point out that this is not the first occasion in which executive session business of the Board of Education has created turmoil at ultimate disclosure. It brings to mind again the oft-repeated question whether the most important individual borough government board is functioning in the public interest, or otherwise. The business of the school board is public business. Particularly in the cases of appointments and retirements there can be no excuse for the employment of secrecy. Why Shiver? It is getting close to the time when most persons begin to think of Halloween and shiver. For it's the time when thoughts are directed toward battening down the hatches, lest imps on two feet drag off everything but the house itself. The day is just around the calendar when tempers are frayed as vandalism rises, and many a householder begins to bristle at the saying to the effect that boys will be boys. Community Halloween parties nave been advanced as a solution. By organizing rumpus most of the headaches can be avoided, ft is contended. Many communities have learned that organized Halloween fun can really be fun and still pay dividends. Just pulling down the blinds and anchoring down the garden gate is not the solution. It's time to move out and meet the problem. Organized community recreation on Halloween is at least worth trying. A Far East dignitary winks 7,000 times a day. He would fit nicely into the Washington situation. Man never understands woman before he marries her, writes a psychologist. And only thinks he does afterwards. Jet-propelled automobiles will 40on be on the market, according to a prediction. The pedestrian might just as well give up. Do You Remember? One Tear Ago Harold E. Newman was elected grand high priest and Warren D. Abel was elected grand scribe for the state of Connecticut at the annual encampment of Odd Fellows in Mystic. Casimir Posila was elected Commander of the Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans of America. 20 Years Agp Irving Beaubhamp was visiting with relatives in Middletown. Edward J. Hotchkiss was elected Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans. MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. May the bridal party stop and linger in the vestibule of the church, following the ceremony, to receive best wishes and congratulation? , tt'HIV A. No; it is not good form to' do so. Q. Should a secretary rise when an employer introduces her to a business visitor? A. Yes, if the secretary is a man; if a girl, no. Q. Is it permissible to eat the lettuce upon which a salad is served? A. Yes, if you wish. It is entirely optional. Household Scrapbook Jelly Glasses To prevent breakage of glasses when making jelly, put the glasses in a pan of hot water to keep them from cracking. The pan should be a shallow one, and the water should be sufficient to cover the lower third of the glass. ) Packing Dresses Dresses may be packed for traveling without serious wrinkling if they are covered on both sides with tissue or cheesecloth, then folded. White Kid Gloves The white kid gloves ,can be kept clean a long time if 'the soil is rubbed off each time they are worn by using an artist's eraser. Look And Learn 1. About how many stars can the person with average eyesight see? 2. Which is the oldest U. S. state capital city? ' 3. How many muscles are there in the human arm? 4. What two men are generally conceded to have been the,greatest orators in this country's history? 5. What was the first story that was published in serial form in a newspaper? Answers 1. About 7,000. 2. Santa Fe, New Mexico, founded by the Spaniards in 1609. 3. Forty-eight muscles. 4. : Daniel Webster and William Jennings Bryan. 5. "Robinson Crusoe," by Daniel Defoe. Motorists are advised to mark their cars in some secret manner, for purpose of identification. The kind the better half puts on the fenders will hardly do. THE CLOCK Old and re-told, but worth telling again is the story repeated Saturday night at the dedication of Cristoforo Colombo Hall. It's about Police Chief John J. Gormley... Back a few years, when Chief Gormley was a star leather-toter on the gridiron, he was "signed" by the Little Italy Boys, who had great ability, but few signals... Playing an oul>of-town team on a Sunday afternoon, the locals, all-well-acquainted with the Italian language, worked wonders with one play... It was called 1 , and in a loud voice each time — "Gbarouge — around the end.".. .And that was voice each time — "Gabarouge — nickname in Little Italy, "Gaba- rouge" ... That's what he was called Saturday as Toastmaster Louis DeCarlo introduced him— '^Gabarouge" Red head, to you... The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., writes to say Robert Peter Nor.ris, 235 May street, is enrolled for the fall term... the school also notes that there are 1,300 fewer veterans than a year ago at thd university, and the number of non-veterans increased by more than 300 to an all time high of nearly 5,000. A reader writes that he thought we might be Interested in the fact that Jim HubbeU's (Highland avenue) Jalopy racing car, driven by Bill Dodge of Bethany won the feature race at Bridgeport Sunday...it was first of 20 cars in the feature. Father Paul Keating started something a little different at the Cristoforo Colombo Hall dedication Saturday night... He directed while the gathering sang "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." ...He also spoke in Italian, invoking God's blessing on the building and the assembly... The Alexander Dean cup, the trophy won last spring by the Playmakers, local drama group, which took first place in the Connecticut State Drama Tourney, sponsored by the State Jaycees, is now on display in the window of a flower shop on Church street. Art Anderson of Warren avenue was a year older Sunday and was guest at a surprise party Saturday night given by members of his family.. .Congrats. Fat Patterson, Church street market clerk and ardent New York Yankee fan, is still wearing a red face, and Mrs. John Healy Isn't helping him lose the blush. . ..seems Fat was quite oblivious of the fact that George Stlrn- welss was in the market one day last week and purchased a couple big steaks... and Fat right there too. Our down-valley neighbor, Shelton, has opened bids on a new police radio system... most communities in this area already have them and a great' many borough residents hope the matter of appropriating funds for police radios here won't be forgotten by budget time next April. We've praised Charlie Ludolph before on being the versatile, but believe it or not with his new role in the Playmakers opening show, he's now in the process of learning: to play the saxophone.. . we can't wait to hear those low, mellow tones. Gene Sweeney, affable Church street merchant, was a little confused the other night... after having a snack at a nearby roadside eatery, he proceeded to leave the establishment and get into the car owned by Emmet Nixon. ... seeing a baby carrier and what not. Gene decided he was in the wrong car.. .to make things more complicated upon getting into his own it .wouldn't start and .he required a long push before the engine would turn over.. .just one of those nights, says Gene. Sorry to hear that Mrs. Thelma Andersen's grandfather on Long Island is on the very sick list. ..Hope Mrs. Stratton Kralis will soon be discharged from New Haven hospital, where she's been a patient for the pask week. Mr. and Mrs. Vic Nelson were guests at the wedding of Mrs. Nelson's niece in New Haven Saturday. .. Thanks much to Mrs. Jesse Davis for the season ducats to the Woman's Study club concert-lecture series, which open here Nov. 4 in the Congregational church. Jim Davis, home on leave from the Navy will have to celebrate his birthday early this year... He will be a year older Nov. 4, but he is due to leave for storekeeper school in Bayonne, N, J., Oct. 25... when he. finishes that course, he will return to his base in Bermuda. . ' . Boro'ughitcs attending a testimonial dinner Monday night in honor of Father Robert Keating, Meriden, included, Father Stanley Hastillo of. Si;' '. Hedwig's Church and Past Commanders Henry Racki and Casimer Pos- ila of Gold Star Post, CWV;. .The testimonial was . given by the Catholic War Veterans of Connecticut, of. which Father Keating has been chaplain... Waverly Inn was the scene... Met George HWnrah of Meriden, former boroughite, at Father Keating's testimonial... He tells us cousin Ed, who spent several years in Japanese concentration camp at' Santa Tomas during the war, l» back in the Philippines.. .Ed is also a former boroughite... Early morn at the railroad station.. .John Caskey and Walter Norton, top-brass of the U. S. Rubber Co. comparing notes before hopping the diesel-drawn for New York offices.. .A large group of youngsters waiting for the same train and a ride to the Bridgeport trade school... /SEVEN LEAGUE BOOT WALTER WINCHELL In New York MB. AND MRS. UNITED STATES.' Duty Is a majestic word—harder than diamonds—and more rigidly fixed than the North Star Duty can single out a man on a Federal Bench—or on the bridge of a stricken ship....This i:s a study of both and of two great Americans, Judge Harold R. Medina of the United States District Court and Capt. John S. Crommelin of the United' States Navy. Though under the heaviest barrage of (personal abuse and mistreatment, Ju4ge Medina defeated the Moscow propagandists by giving- the Communist defendants a fair trial. .. .While the Communist lawyers, working in relays, tried to. goad him into a mistrial (through temper or exhaustion)— they did not succeed in separating him from his objective, protection of every right of the ACCUSED. Judge Medina deserves a civilian Congressional Medal of Honor for standing the cunning insult of enemies beyond human encHirance. P. S.: After he sentences the eleven American Reds Friday morning, we wish His Honor would please the U. S. Marshals to march the eleven past Miss Liberty on their way to jail. The Old Gal is entitled to a chuckle, too. in's "Mein Kamps." and we frequently quoted from it in an effort to enlighten the American people. FEARS DAUGHTER HAS BEEN SLAIN Iir May, 1929, Stalin informed U. S. Communist delegates to the Commintern: "You must forge real revolutionary cadres and leaders of the proletariat who will be capable of leading millions of AMERICAN workers toward the revolutionary class wars." The only surprising: factor about the conviction of the U. S. Reds is that it took the government so long to put them on trial, because native Communists never made a secret of their violent aims... William Z. Foster, the U. S. Red chief (who escaped trial by pleading illness but who is-well enough to attend the B'way shows), brazenly admitted this in his book, "Toward a Soviet America": "In the early stages of the revolution, even before the seizure of power, the workers will organize Red cruards. Under the dictatorship of the proletariat, all capitalist parties (Republicans, Democrats, Socialists, Progressives, etc.)) will be liquidated, the Communist Party alone functioning," The book was published in 1932! Every fighting service has men of equal courage and devotion. And as I reported in a recent Collier's, the "Bluelpirint for Disaster" is that they are fighting- each other ....This fight cannot be settled by court martial ---- It took a Jap warhead torpedo to blast Capt. Crommelin from his bridge. But it couldn't stop him: from continuing the fight frdm the water. Capt. Crommelin, who fought for free speech, is entitled to at least as much of it as Paul Robeson. • If, under the Constitution Capt. Crommelin is entitled to a jury of his peers then the only men qualified to try him are wearers of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Whether or not Capt. Crommelin is mistaken in his ideas, his integrity to beyond question. .. .He has offered more than his life for his country. H e wa s offered the four strides on his battle jacket— and not even the Comlmander-in- Chief has the right to twist battle ribbons into a gag for a war hero. Native Communism has suffered a decisive defeat, but it would be folly to consider the guilty verdict as the party's epitaph. .. .Democracy emerged triumphant, but the war continues ..... Its battlefield can be labor unions, social groups or your 'mind. It cannot be stressed often enough that Communism is more than a. political party. It is a cancerous idea— and you can't put an idea behind bars any more than you can destroy a man's thoughts by closing a door.... We reduced German cities to rubble without shattenng- the Nazi idea. It still clings to the minds of most Germans. Canada outlawed the Commnn- ^t Party , n 1940, but Canadian *°£"?1l 3is contin «ed to operate behind the misleading name: The Labor - Progressive Party. Five yeara after the Reds' party was banned in Canada, the front pages on this side of the border exploded with the revelation that the most prominent members of it were The following was 'Sunday night's editorial.. .It is repeated to oblige the people who phoned the Daily Mirror for copies. A reporter's job calls upon him to witness some sickening sights. But in the 25 years behind the typewriter I have seen nothing more dirty and disgusting than the conduct of the lawyers for the 11 convicted Communists. Mere contempt of court does not describe the actions of these misnamed "officers of the court." They shrieked; they yelled; they foully attacked the integrity of a great judge every day for nine months... But far more than their slanders on the Federal Bench, their conduct was MOTHER OF MISSING Jean Spangler, beautiful movie and television actress, Mrs. Florence Spangler is comforted by another daughter, Mrs. Betsy Shreckengaust, in their Los Angeles home. Believing that the attractive 27-year-old divorcee might be another Black Dahlia victim, police have instituted a wide search for the missinfi girl. (International) fession...! do not mind arrogance; I am arrogant myself. But to hear [ hysterical lawyers heaping personal abuse on a judge who gave us all a great lesson in patience and dignity is more than contempt of court. It is a contempt of the American people and all American institutions. It is one thing to attack the bench and another to try to drag its robes through the mud of a gutter fight. In my opinion, the lawyers Isserman, Gladstein, Sacher and McCabe acted like hooligans. ...It is time for the Bar Ass'n to speak up for the rights of the American people. Utilizing the same free speech of which Harry Sachcr, Richard Gladstein, Abraham Isserman, and Louis McCabe ranted aind raved, I wish to exer- cise mine. I believe that these so-called lawyers should be disbarred and kicked from the American court rooms forever. At the very same time that they are kicked into jail. It It's Anything for Your Flour Call ARRAY FLOOB COVEHING8 SO Diamond 8t- ' Tel. W1S The MUSIC SHOP . . . records for children make wonderful year-round gifts . . . 88 Church St. Phone 5287 tike all well-disciplined armies, native Communists are prepared for retreat. It's simply a military maneuver... In his book, "Prob- I?,^ S - t0 l, Lenlnism '" author Stalin put it this way: "Tactics may have to be changed many times in a period of a given stage of the revolution, according to the ebb and flow, nse and fall of the revolution. We must maneuver with the reserve calculated to effect a correct re° treat when the enemy i s strong, when the retreat is inevitable, when L?H / ant 'P !3 ° f Kn S^Sing in battle forced upon ,us by the enemy , are obvious, when retreat is the dnlyway under the given alignment of forces to ward otf a. blow rrom the vanguard and keep the reserve intact." Incidentally, this column is gratified to see that the U. S. Gov't's evidence against the eleven convicted Communists included the atalin book mentioned above A long time ago, the col'm sounded a warning that this book was Stal- 3ANTOS GENERAL REPAIRS Radiators, Batterle. Washing Machine*, Baby Carriage* Bicycles, Soldering: LAWN MOWERS SHARPUOED «BO Rubber ATC. Phone 8371 NEW ENGLAND'S. LARGEST ROLEUH STORAGE TERMINAL BUNKER "0" Fuel Oil 4 1 /2C per gallon F. O. B. Our Terminal Bridgeport, Conn. Phone 6-3M1 -:W «- tt BUCKLEY /« BETTER SERVICE LOWER : FUEL COSTS WAS MY FACE ... when they said I'd put on weight! They were talking about fringe benefits ... and I found out that I was more important than I'd thought. It seems that the average worker in the Valley was paid 12'/2 cents an hour last year for what they call "rime not worked" (that's wash-up time, shift premiums, paid vacations and holidays). And there was another 3.3 cents an hour 'in something they call "supple- Mental payments" (you know, insurance, . stuff like that). That means that the average worker was paid 15'/2 cents an hour in fringe benefits . . . money paid for which the company got no production in return. Well now, I don't flatter myself . . .1 know that even 15'/2 cents isn't very much money. But wait... 15V4 cents an hour for 40 hours comes to $6.20 a week for each employee. Multiply that by 50 weeks. Comes to $310 for the year. In a plant employing 1,000 people, that would come to a grand total of $310,000 for the year. This year, fringe benefits have climbed from 15'/2 cents a t n hour to 20% cents an hour. Another 10 cents an hour would mean another $200,000. That's an awful lot of money . . . more than most companies can afford. And it all comes from pennies. Guess I've put on weight at that. INDUSTRIES The NAUGATUCK VALLEY term m jvm—TUM. ; : oo P.M. 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