Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 21, 1949 · Page 4
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, October 21, 1949
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4—NAUGATPCK NEWS (CONN.). FRIDAY, OCT. 21. 1MI» Erery Bvenlnc (Czoept Sunday) by IHH! NAUGATUCK NEWS CORP. NAUGATUCK, CONN. Telephone* 2tM and An Department* Bat*r«d mm ••cond cl&M nutter *t th« port office in Naugatuck. Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advane* I Month ...»l.aO 1 Yw . .tlB.60 Member: ' American Newspaper Pub. AM*I> N. B. Dally Newspaper Pub. An'n Conn. Newspaper Publlthers ABB'P FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 1949 Convincing > Argument The fiscal tone of Warden Harry L. Carter's request that Naugatuck not be required to complete construction of a sewage disposal plant until 1953 is sound and logical. Whether it has the desired influence on the State Water Commission, in its commendable anxiety to get the river pollution abatement program rolling, is a question due to be answered'very shortly. The Commission has before it a recommendation that Naugatuck, Shelton, Derby and Ansonia be ordered to build pollution treatment systems for operation by April, 1951. Only Naugatuck has gone on record as -willing to take the action suggested, with reservation allowing delay. The other three Valley communities say they can't afford to spend money for pollution control, when schools, parks and other civic programs are also in need of budgetary consideration. Naugatuck's only objection to taking the necessary abatement steps in the past has been the fact that nothing was done in Waterbury. The up-river city is only now making final plans for a sewage disposal plant that will dispel Naugatuck's reluctance to build. The procedure to date has been slow and toilsome. Had a similar attitude of enthusiasm and enforcement been displayed in yesirs past by state authorities, Naugatuck now would undoubtedly have a plant, and it •vould have been built at about half the anticipated present-day cost of $400,000. Thus, the Water Commission should respect Naugatuck's request, -which is based only ofi the principle that the borough .administration is not willing to ac- capt without counter proposal a difficult financial undertaking '•hen an easier method is at hand. The Warden would delay local construction until some current obligations are, cleared up, thus rasing the burden of new annual commitments to be undertaken for the sewage disposal plant. -"Refunding bonds issued in 1923 now cost ,the borough $12,000 an- :mally, but that bill will be : narked paid in 1954. The borough then -would be in better position to take on the new bonded indebtedness for sewage treatment, expected to be in the neighborhood of $20,000 annually. The pollution abatement program should not be delayed unnecessarily, to be sure. And it would be quite simple for the Water Commission, within its prescribed powers, to arbitrarily say to Naugatuck, Ansoniai Shelton and Derby that all other problems notwithstanding, pollution treatment plants must be in operation by 1951. In the fulfillment of a long overdue promise, we hope the Water Commission will not permit itself to be unduly swayed from a program demanding pollution abatement at the earliest possible date. But however militantly they pursue their objective, let them bear in mind that their program represents but one of several-"must" objectives of the four valley towns concerned. And Santa Glaus doesn't include sewage disposal plants, schools, parks and the like in his little bag of giveaway prizes. What You Make It Many people arc eyeing their daily stint with illhumored distaste, having read about Stanley A. Dashew and his break for freedom. Dashew is captain of a white hulled 91-foot schooner, which he bought on the Great Lakes and intends to sail down through the West Indies, along the coast of South America, through the Canal, and up the Calif ornia coast during a leisurely course of a year. He has quit business, sold his house and belongings, gathered up his family (wife, one toddler and one infant) and installed them aboard, along with a- permanent "baby sitter" and another couple. They have pooled a $10,000 kitty and intend to keep sailing until the money runs out. To be sure, there are circumstances that would preclude this kind of escapism in a great many cases. It is fairly evident that the young man was pretty well heeled (a schooner with auxiliary engine, ship-to-shore phone and other gear doesn't come for pea- .nuts). ^ut it is evident that Dash-, ew has enough courage to say, at a certain point, I could put this off a year, or five years, and make still more money, but I won't. I'm making the break right now. And that he did. It is doubtful that the trip will cause his career to suffer if and when he wants to pick up where he left off. No doubt the youngsters will benefit, too. Yes, it is all to the good. But it's a dangerous and heady draught to feed office slaves whose immediate horizon is full of nothing more attractive than heating bills, snowsuits and sniffles. Canadian Self-Rule Possessing full powers of self- government if she desires to utilize them, Canada is in process of cutting one more of the official ties that still bind that country to Great Britain. This is to make the Supreme Court of Canada the tribunal of last resort, thereby doing away with appeals to the British Privy Council. Actually thla is an internal, not external, problem. The Attlee outfit and the Parliament of Great Britain approve the principle of amendment of Canada's Constitution by Canada's Parliament. But the federal and provincial governments of Canada must first reach accord on the conditions u n d e r which such amenments shall be made and approve addresses to the government of the United Kingdom setting forth what they are. No strong protest has been voiced to the proposal of Prime Minister St. Laurent. George Drew, leader of the opposition, merely desires more time for reaching agreement between the federal governmnt and the governments of the provinces as to what shall be the dividing line between their respective powers. A few have voiced the objection that the Supreme Court, appointed by the federal government, could degenerate into a Party organization and be the forerunner of one party rule. Do You Remember? One Year Ago The Rev. Albert Karalis was appointed assistant pastor of the Church of All Saints, Somersville, Conn. Jack Quinn, who retired after 51 years of service with the U.S. Rubber Co., was honored by 150 friends at a stag testimonial at Sullivan's Inn. 20 'Years Ago Mrs. Howard Hackett, of North Main street, was visiting with relatives in Stamford. Naugatuck High defeated Central, 12-0, to remain undefeated. Emmet Carroll and v George Smith scored the 'Naugatuck touchdowns. WALTER WINCHELL In New York We've heard from more than once source that Russ Weaving is rather crowded of late in his Park avenue home... Rugs, a loyal Red Sox fan who switched to the Yankees at the end of the season, accumulated so much loot from other Red Sox and Dodger fan^ that he doesn't know what to do with it all...Why not throw a party, Russ? Sorry to learn that Herb Bohlin of Hillside avenue took a tumble at his Hillside avenue home last week and broke an arm . .It'n a great handicap to the Salem Lutheran church or- ganlHt and choirmaster. Mrs. Charles P. Rodenbach informs us that she's received her tickets for the entire New York Herald Tribune conference in New York next week... Mrs. R. finds the traveling between her new home in Litchfield and her many activities in the borbugh rather trying. . .Several members of the Naugatuck Woman's club are expected to attend some of the conference sessions, but Mrs. Rodenbach will be attending all meetings of the parley. A cold sneaked up on State Representative Adam Mengaccl Tuesday night and laid him low yesterday.. .he didn't get to Hartford to confer with National Guard execs, but will just as soon as he's feeling better. Warren Abel of Millville avenue also is among those desiring to know how to cure a cold in the head... he's been battling one for a couple weeks now, but is still at his desk in the borough clerk's office. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carroll arc all Not for Santb Claua... Their fireplace In now graced with fine andirons, screen, shovel*, palls, etc... the gift of friends who gave the popular couple a "welcome homo" party Wednesday night... May Clark tells us hubby Leon recently attended his first party in more than 25 years... Have you made your contributions to the Girl Scouts?.. .A large crowd turned out last night for the St. Francis' Carnival in Columbus Hall Dick Kclley invites all residents of Union City to attend a meeting of the newly organized Community Club tonight in the basement of St. Mary's church... Paul O'Brien will be guest speaker... It's a new Alberta Blue Mercury for the Lloyd Durettes.. . Fred Blrdsoll has recovered from an arm injury sustained last week while playing ball at Recreation Field... he was treated at St. Btary'ft Hospital, Waterbury. Rotary Club Ladies' Night tidbits. ..President Herb Billings and Phil Rice recipients of the traditional bright red roses in observance • of birthdays... ...Herb introduced Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Ellott of Alberta, Canada, as his long lost cousins. Look And Learn 1. What is the significance of the terms "left" and "right" as applied to political bodies? 2. Who was the more famous of Martha Dandridge's two husbands? 3. What British game corresponds to baseball in America? 4. For what is the anemometer used? Answers 1. Left wing members of a legislative body are liberal or radical while right wing members are conservative. 2. George Washington 3. Cricket. w . 4 - To measure the velocity of Marion Davis Shinier, owner of a Church street beauty salon, and her assistant, Mary Mazanskl, recently attended a Master Hair Stylist institute in Hartford, which was conducted by a nationally known hair stylist... The girls were in- Hartford again Tuesday night and were accompanied by Marion's brother, Jimmy Davis, who is on a leave from his U. S. Navy duties. Carol Walker, a student at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. Mass., spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Philip Walker on Millville avenue... she also was a spectator at the Yale-Cornell football game at Yale Bowl Saturday. President Herb put in a few anxious moments, when the Naugatones barbershop quartet didn't arrive when he thought it should...the quartet was confused on the time it was to appear, but nevertheless concluded the well-balanced program with several songs.. .'twas a most successful event, and Idris Alderson and his committee should get a big hand. Have no doubt about It...State Police mean what they say about checking for night driving violations—and faulty lights. . .Trooper Sobolewski is one of the most courteous on the road patrol... We know... Harry Beardsley, district governor of the 200th district, was present from Waterbury..'. he possesses a rare sense of humor and should prove an interesting speaker when he's guest of the local club Wednesday noon, Nov. Domenic Mecca did a superb job playing accordion selections during the dinner.. .acting as roving troubadour, he wove in and around the tables playing i delightfully.. .The Congregational Church Aid Society is commended for the wonderful meal. Many think the Rev. Wllhird Soper missed his vocation, he's so good at conducting group singing.. .Prof. Andre Schenker, the guest speaker, said his History in the Headlines radio program went off the air last summer after 12 years, but it may return to the air waves in another year.. .he's off for eight months come February. Glad to hear Mrs. Floyd W. Wooster is out again after being confined to her home two weeks with illness.. .Lots of new teln- vlsion sets in Naugatuck.. .the Elwood Harpers of Damson Lane are enjoying theirs. Mrs. John H. Leuchars has returned to her home in Detroit, Mich., after spending a vacation here with Mr. and Mrs. Willia.m Leuchars, New street... She is looking forward to a return visit here next summer with Mr. Leuchars... while here she also visited relatives in Derby. Report On Fan Mail By FRANK TRIPP A great editor once gave orders that no issue of his paper should appear without a story about a dog. That's a good trick, if you can do it, and this is no suarrel with the wisdom of James Gordon Bennett, but without a secretary in charge of the dog department I couldn't recommend it. This conclusion is reached after experience with dog stories. They leave me convinced that more people like dogs than like any other- living creature—including man himself. It's surprising how much dog mail you can get without offering a B-36 for six box tops. And how many offers of dogs come in when you write that your dog is dead. One good lady wrote to a paper that hires me that she thought it a stingy, heartless sheet or it -would buy me another dog. I wrote the good soul that no other dog could take the place of Mitzi. Because Mitzi wasn't just a dog to me; she was like a human and nothing ever takes the place of those we truly love. ALL OF MY FAN MAIL isn't so lovely. There seem to be a lot of women around the country who want to save Fanny from my erratic pen. They don't know that she gets a bonus every time her name ^appears and that now she's trying to ring in pronouns which refer to her as infringements on her private life. If she persists I'm going- to switch to "the wife," "the woman" or to "ma." As a gadget compounder I guess I'm a flop. My recent excursion into that realm set me well back in meetin'. The one about getting burned by match pads "and not be- in* able to find keyholes in the dark. I got match pads, like I thought Id conceived, from all over the West and the Pacific' Coast None came from the East which proves that everything doesn't originate in the East and move west like the sun. I ain't going to be no match king, cause my brain child was born some years ago—to another rather. Nobody sent any watermelons with windows in 'em, or green corn with Cellophane husks. In these I seem to have pioneered. RE ELUSIVE KEYHOLES and electric light switches, I was grossly misunderstood. One lady sent me a plastic gadget that you screw over the front door keyhole. It lights when you fall into it. She said her printer husband has the same trouble nights when he "brings home a load—not groceries." One of my customers wrote that lots of hotels have tiny lights over wall switches" so any drunk can find them." The man who sold me my car, with a switch keyhole that I said I can't find in the dark, got kinda sore. He wrote, "You bonehead, haven't you noticed the light in back of your ignition switch?" I hadn't; so I've decided to add a research laboratory to my why-didn't-somebody-think- of-that-before department. SYMPATHIZERS in Rochester sent me a packet of their Glo- tabs. They are asflirin-sJ^e ad)- hesive dots that absorb daylight to be given off at night. They may be pasted anywhere you care to be guided. ''You'll find many uses for them," the nice people wrote. I did —and how. Fanny usually is asleep by the hour that I retire. For years I've gone to bed in the dark so's not to disturb her. The night that I got the Glotabs I thought of a cute use for them. Anyway it seemed cute at the time. I pasted one on my nose, one on each cheek and a couple on my chin. Then I went to bed. Fanny didn't awaken and though disappointed, I knew better than arouse her. I climbed ito bed wearing my phosphorescent facial decorations About an hour later I "was startled by a lively stir at my bedside. Fanny was saying: "You old fool, don't you know better than to smoke in bed?" And she let me have the contents of her bedside Thermos jug squan in the face. That's the woman who keeps getting sympathy from people who think I use her rough in the paper. Don't -worry about Fanny. She's an up and doing institution—even in the dark. (Copyright 1949, General Features Corp.) Household Scrapbook The Frying Pan Do not put away a frying pan that smells of fish or onions.^Eliminate the odors by putting some vinegar into the pan and bringing it to a boil. Then wash as usual, and all odors will be gone. Curtains When ironing straight curtains, it is wise always to press lengthwise of the material, as ironing crosswise has a tendency to make the edges wavy. Painted Walls Clean spots on painted walls with a cloth moistened in water, to which a small amount of ammonia has been added. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, GEORGE JEAN NATHAN With the permission of publisher A. A. Knopf here are a few tastings of th« gala stuff In George Jean Nathan's latest edition of his annual best seller, "The Theater Book of the Year." Kven at the tendvr age of six wnB such an objectionably precocious heel that, when my father took me to the Barnum and Bailey clrcns, I outraged his patience and ;enlality by my open suspicion that not only wasn't it Julius aesar htmeeJf, as advertised, who was driving one the chariotlsi in the big Kiralfy spectacle but that the Queen of S'hoba looked to me very much like our last year's cook. Cedrlc Hardwicke's opinion of Hollywood: "It gives you everything—blue skies, soft climate, loads of money, a life of case and luxury, world-wide celebrity, beautiful women—and it takes from you but one thing in return: your talent." Why Is it that even the member of a theater audience who thinks some such pun as referring- to the Tennessee city noted for Its imbecile, censorsnlp as non compos Memphis fe amusing feels it nevertheless incumbent upon him to shudder and dismiss it as beneath contempt? Actresses who act Shakespeare's inflammatory temptress, Cleopatra, customarily p] a y her with such an imperious- frigidity that it's a wonder Antony didn't freeze to death in bed. New & Reconditioned Motors FORD li MERCURY Budget Plan Available The NAUGATTTOJS. FUEL CO FORD DEALER >hn«e 6231 The vanity of the average actor is so great that he ha* come to regard a critic's description of his performance as "adequate" as condescending and even a bit insulting, when "adequate," were he to look up its meaning in' the dictionary, means "equal to the requirement or occasion" and "fully isuf- the wrong men will always be falling in love with actresses, opern. singers, circus equestriennes and waitresses in inns, preferably in Baden or the Tyrol. The next time I have to look at a ;p1ot's Dream Girl with her pale nylon stocking heels reinforced with sizeable rectanglos of what seem to be woven porous plasters, I am going to bring back into action my old sllngBlhot. Why IH It that even very bad English actors never seem to be really as bad as they are? Nothing more greatly Impresses the average critic than an actress portraying a «ot, yet It In almost Impossible for her to fall at the job. Let an actress, however inferior, come on the stage with disheveled hair, speak as if she had a blotter in her mouth and steady herself on the back of a chair once in a while and most of the boys will write of her particularly if she remembers to pick up her drink with trembling- hands and spill a little of it on her dress, as if she were an extraordinary artiste. And if she subsequently Pllods uip a flight of hairs holding unsteadily to the bannister they will be so overcome by her genius quiver with awe. However elaborate a stage dinner, there never seemfe to be any butter on the table. .^ '* comes *o » show like Where's Charley?" whose humors center mainJy on a man garbed m women's apparel. I'll take one like South Pacific" that keeps its pants on. I bemuse myself .by looking at he inevitable girl In the ballets who mdulgea herself in nonsensically eccentric behavior and works her features into clownish grins In the hope that the audience will detect in her potential talents as a rare comedienne. When I get tired of looking at her, which is pretty ?"' Ck V while ««* the time speculating why the vocalilgt lovers hv W flm CnA *™ r sentimental duets by filling- their lungs to the bursting point and to outyelling each other that the song's effect is less one of mutually expressed tender passion than a pair of jealous professionals determined to minimize each other's vocal gifts. ,how , Wh ° Koefl *° " mimca show primarily for the sake of Its book is like the one who takes O ut fn? ?n y H ff ' r l f ° r th ° sake <* "sten- ing to her talk. How much money it costs our larger c ties to establish and operate their park zoos, I do not know; but whatever the amount « seems to be to be an awfui waste of money. The theory that the zoos are immensely edifying and instructive, particularly to thf Just" S h S ° mUCh So^ledegook. Just how an education in natural history is to be gained by wa^h- ing a monkey disport himself in a manner which if practiced by th- onlooker would land him in jail for aix months or by listening to r* r K° n r ° arinsr Iike Jan p'ain toT, t he covery that it has curbed horns falled to depict either eng innuen m «AM'S »nd GARAGE 89 Bobber ATO. TeL M67 — Front End Work - RANGE BURNERS STOVE and FURNACE PIPES PITTSBURGH PAINTS GALLAGHER'S HARDWARE 178 MAPLE STREET Free Delivery Telephone 6044 THE CHINA INN 11 Harrison Ave. Waterbury Closed All Day Monday* Tuesday thru Friday Open 10 A. M. to 10 P. M. Saturday 11 A. M. to 18 Midnight Sunday 12 Noon to 12 Midnight Whether calling himself Daniel Bachelet, Marcel Chambertin, Jean Pierre or what not, it is himself of whom Sacha Gultry always writes, and whether the ladies be named Madeleine, Valentine, Julie Blllc-en-Bois, Angele, Marie-Jeanne or anything else their tingle ambition, for all an occasional unfaithfulness* or two, is either to regain the person of the matchless Sacha or to convince him, after they have taken up with other men, that he is the only one they ever truly loved. It must be a wonderful life and I sorely envy him. Here, poor worm, I still sit in my late years writing vicariously of such delights when I might have been a playwright and, like Sacha. had the time of my life glorifying myself night after night for more than three whole decades as a wit beauty and lover testified by innumerable exquisite young ac tresses as having been surpassed in the history of the modern world. I am a big fool. BUTKUS \tlantic Service Station Fern and Chestnut St». NOW OPEN! ! Atlantic Top Grade OU Second-to-riohe 30c-35c MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. Is it correct to send out. in- ormal handwritten Invitations for a very simple wedding? A. Yes, such as, "Dear Jane: Albert and I are being married at 'our o'clock Thursday, the fifth of this month. The ceremony will he at such-and-such church. We hope that you will come. Affectionately yours, Mary." Q. Is it considered proper for n guest at a dinner to stack his used dishes when he has finished eating? A. No; it is much better to leave them as they are. Q. Is it obligatory for a guest at a christening to bring: a. gift for the baby? A. • It is not obligatory, but is ' customary. no rorur OPINIONS Wo!fliiiii;l'ni The t!. S. .Supremo Court returned oply 110 opinions in 19-tK. the lowest numtx-r since 1923. NtrY ENGLAND'S LARGEST PETROLEUM STORAGE TERMINAL BUNKER "C" Fuel Oil per gallon F. O. U. Our Terminal Bridgeport, Conn. I'hone SANTOS GENERAL REPAIRS Radiators, Batteries Washing Machines, Baby Carriage* Bicycle*, Soldering LAWN MOWERS SHARPUUED _ 4gQ Rubber Are. Phone 6S77 ' SUNDAY DINNERS FULL COURSE CHICKEN DINNER $1.50 Lobsters — Steaks — Chops ANNENBERG'S RESTAURANT PARK PLACE — NAUGATUCK -NEW YORK CfTV OF T1*B SQUW1P " Accommodation* ASSURID At The Center Of Activity JULES B. ZIIP Mm**tof 180 tOOMS • MO ItTHt MO MDIOS • miviuoi MODERN • FIREPKOOF A/R-COND/r/ONfD DINING ROOMS COCKTAIL LOUNGE MUSK c Enauimsn A BLOCK FROM BROADWAY • A BLOCK FROM 5TH AVf A STfcP FROM ROCKEFELLER CtNlER is it &Kim ; ^ : -'i^i': MAN IS THE 'ONLY "LAUGHING" ANIMAL? THERE IS NO LAW AGAINST DESTROYING U.S. COINS? I. Fiction. Some opes, monkeys, cbjs ond hyenas also laugh. 2. Fact. However, there is a federal statute forbidding the mutilation or lightening of a coin if it may later be circulated in altered form. But a more satisfying way of using money is for long distance telephone calls. A glance at the low long distance rates listed inside the back cover of your telephone book will convince you. long distance is personal, because your voice is you. AND ANYTIME IN SUNDAY THE SOUTHtRNNEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE COM PAN Y

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