Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 25, 1949 · Page 8
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 8

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, October 25, 1949
Page 8
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Bwrjr jcvralng iJExoopt Sunday) by FHK NAUQATUCK NEWS CORP NAUGATUCK. CONN. Telephones ttt& and All Department* Kntered aa aecond class matter at the port offic* in Naugatuck. Conn. 8UBSCBJFTKJN BATES Payable In Advance t Month ...$UO 1 Tear Stt.60 Member: American Newspaper Pub. N. E. Dally Newspaper Pub. Ara'n Conn. Newspaper .Publisher* Asa'p TUESDAY, OCTOBKR 25, 1M9 Dangerous Game Brush fires represent a hazard to life, limb and property, even though the initial thought generally provoked is that "damage •was slight." Every time a fire apparatus answers an alarm the borough taxpayers suffer a financial loss, and there's always the possibility of accident directly related to the movement of vehicles on emergency! missions through traffic. Brush lires, started deliberately or by accident, have a tendency to spread beyond the confines of worthless brush. It's been known to happen with calamitous consequence. Would you light a fire on a windy day.or fall to properly control any fire if there was the slightest thought in mind that it might destroy your home or injure your family? We doubt it. And yet the fire department's •weekend report showed no less than 11 alarms to extinguish blazes that were the result of deliberate carelessness or malicious intent. Police have been asked to probe the latter. When the day arrives that boys and adults are made painfully aware that starting brush fires is a dangerous game. then Naugatuck will have fewer unnecessary emergency alarms. And an unnecessary hazard will have been removed. * Changing' Balance Now that the atom sits at both ends of the see-saw between East and West — admitting for purposes of this essay that it does — power politics becomes more and more a matter of delicate balance. The affairs of lesser nations weigh ever more heavily in the balance between the two greaf powers — Russia and the United States — toward which all nations now tend to gravitate. There is a new significance, for instance, in the creation of the communist state in Eastern Germany. It had been the Great Power contest for Germany, in the days before Truman reported a Russian atom, that prompted Churchill to observe that the Soviets would have overrun all of Germany — and Western Europe, too — except for fear of the American atom bomb. Now it is generally believed that Russia has an atom secret of her own. In Czechoslovakia the communists might have drawn a far more vehement protest from the West in their stepped-up terror against the church and the nation's middle class. And in the Far East the Chinese Nationalists might have abandoned their capital of Canton without causing so much pessimism in the West. But Truman's report of a Russian atom has changed all that, as it ostensibly shifted the balance of power between East and West. Inversely, it also enables the West to take greater heart from events in Austria and Norway, where in genera] elections the communists lost some ground. That is the sort of moral support that is attracted not by Western weapons but by Western ideals. And in today's cold war, which is still a war of ideologies, that should be a more encouraging factor for the United States. The Czech Warning Czechs are a strong, industrious, liberty loving people. The Bohemians and the Slovaks would be prized as citizens In almost any country and allowed to keep their way of life. The Russian oppressors who have taken over Czechoslovakia have other ideas. They are currently arresting Czechs by thousands in a drive to eliminate the middle classes and force everyone into a groove where he can be kept enslaved and responsive to every Moscow whim. Dispatches from Prague are depressing enough. The secret police are rounding up every Czech who may have had a thought of his ow n and expressed it, every- ane who may' have wanted to hang on to a little cherished persona] property. Children are torn from parents, husbands from wives, as once free citizens vanish into the maw of the communist slave state. Five years ago the Czechs, having been outraged by Hitler and sold down the river at Yalta, were looking forward hopefully to a restoration of their liberties. Instead they have become victims of Asiatic despotism. How could any American ex- press admiration for communists anywhere, or for the radicals who are talking the game that the radicals play? The Czechs today are a living example of what to expect if the American people compromise with communist doctrine or practice. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Stephen Knapik was rcelect- ed president of District 2, United Rubber Workers of America, representing locals in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and parts of Maine and New York. Crosby pushed over a second period touchdown to defeat Naugatuck, 7-0. 20 Years Ago Mrs. Edward Erickson was elected president of the Millvillc Library association. Thomas Fitzpatrick, 'of Naugatuck, president of the State Aerie of Eagles, was guest speaker at a meeting of the Derby Aerie. MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. If a girl is walking along the street with a man and he speaks to someone s h e doesn't know, should she speak also?. A. Yes, she should smile and nod ner head. And this also holds true for the man, should she speak to an acquaintance. Q. What does a bride do with her !ngagement ring before the wedding ceremony? A. She either leaves it at home when she departs for the church, or she wears it on her right hand. The wedding ring should not be put on above the engagement ring. Q. Is it all right to take more than one kind of food on the fork at a time? A. Never; take only one piece of meat or one forkful of potatoes at a time. Look And Learn 1. What two words are most of:en used HI telephone conversations in the U. S.? 2. By what foreign nation was the United States first recognized as an independent nation? 3. What are the warm and cold colors? 4. How many muscles does one use when speaking? 5. What is the most prolific mal? Answers 1. "I" and "you" 2. France, in 1778. 3. The warm colors Include red, orange, and yellow, while the cold colors are green, blue and violet. 4. Approximately 44 muscles. 5. The common barn rat. It is estimated nearly one- third of all accidents occur in kitchens, not including those that get on the dining table. Congress has again upped the size of the air force. What became of the idea that one plane, with a load of bombs, could win any war? Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark of Lewis street are receiving congratulations today on their ninth wedding anniversary.. .next week Miss Julie Youle, nurse at the U. S. Rubber Co., will celebrate a birthday. Mrs. Anno Grander of Mlll- vllle avenue has rncBlved word from her son, Donald, who is stationed with the Army at Fort Dix, N. J., that in 10 tests recently taken he averaged 125 points... in the one taken lor DCS entrance 115 points wero necessary, and Don received 124 points.. .he's now taking a course in the Army Security Agency... glad to hear he's doing so well. Mrs. Theresa Wilcox, assistant borough clerk, is back at her town hall office desk after a week's vacation... State Representative Adam Mcngacci is still feeling not too jjood, as he's having a difficult time shaking a cold. 5 Thanks much to the Naugratuck Chamber of Commerce for its invite to the annual banquet Kriday nlifht, Nov. 4 In the KIks rooms, Neary building. Our best to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould who are celebrating birthdays today... it's the first wedding anniversary today of Mr. and Mrs. Paul.Grochal.. .she's the former Margaret Benedict of Adonack, Canada. A record Is really reached today by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Doran, 114 Grove, street, who are observing their 58th wedding- anniversary. . .congratulations. Robert Sagendorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sagendorf of Quinn street, turned 16 Sunday. ...we're very late in wishing him the best, but Robert Jones was 13 on Columbus Day. In the neighboring town of Beacon Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Bronls- laus Kuraban of Maple avenue will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary come Friday... and Mr. und Mrs. Joe Spadola of Homestead avenue will have rounded out 21 years of wedded bliss next week. A vast number of friends, relatives and acquaintances paid a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Herb Bohlin at their Hillside avenue home Saturday afternoon and evening to bring congratulations on their 25th wedding anniversary.. .Herb was somewhat handicapped with a broken right arm, but it's coming along fine, and he should be playing the Salem Lutheran church organ again within a few weeks. Miss Ann Zmyewskl celebrated her 16th birthday Sunday in New York with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bronle Zmyewski and her brother and sister, Eddie and Sophie...we wish her many happy returns of the day. Mrs. Harry Chofey, Mrs. Carl Precelnik anil daughter, Hose- marie, and Edward Nitowskl have returned from Duryea, Pa., where they spent the weekend with relatives. Mrs. Antonio Brodeur, chairman of the Beacon Valley Grange rummage sale committee, has asked us to convey her thanks and those ^f the entire Grange to all those who by contribution or personal help, made the recent sale a .success. ... Funds realized will go into Grange projects, including the recreation park. Louis Mather, a medical patient at St. Mary's hospital, Wa- terbtiry, doesn't know exactly how long he will be there...He is coming along nicely and says those cards from friends help a lot. Many happy returns of .the day to Karen and Nancy Ginty, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ginty, Millville, who celebrated their first double birthday Sunday.... congratulations also to Mr. and Mrs. Ginty who observed their ninth wedding anniversary Oct. 21. Members of the Naugatuck Republican club are invlt- ftd to a session of the executive committee of the Connecticut Young- Republicans Thursday night; at IxMiny's Wagon Wheel, Burmim avenue, Bridgeport. Belated birthday greetings to Jack Trestrail, Patrolman Jack Hanley, William (Darby) O'Connell. Victor Anderson, Margaret Mahan, Mrs. Charles York and Ray Kralis, all who celebrated last Saturday. Billy Lawton, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lawton of Lewis street, is eligible today to put three candles ^on his birthday cake.. .Mrs. Donald Kaufman of Mlllville avenue recently celebrated her natal day. Happy birthday to Sadie Sousa, a student nurse at Hartford hospital who was a year older Oct. 20... she was feted at a family birthday party at the home of her parenb^TMr. and Mrs. Manuel Sousa, Cherry street, during her weekend stay at home. Household Scrapbook Transplanting , Before transplanting a plant to a new pot, soak the pot in water overnight. The moisture, needed to fill the pores of the new pot will not be drawn from the plant. If this is done, the transplanted plant rarely wilts, even for a day. Carpet Cleaning Cornmeal mixed with salt and scattered over the rugs, then swept off, will clean off surface soil. Spots may be effectively removed by sponging with oxgall or ammonia water. Tea Towels Add a little borax to the water in which the tea towels are washed, and it will not only remove dirt and grease, but will serve as a disinfectant. HERE'S THAT MAN AGAIN! WALTER WINCHELL In New York THINGS I NEVER KNEW 'TIL NOW (About Miss Liberty) The Statue of Liberty—the Greatest Lady of Them All—will be 63 years old on Friday, October 28 ...She hasn't lost her face or figure, despite wind, rain, two wars and ten Presidents In 1886, she coat the French $700,000 and the U. S. $300,000—arid after 63 years she still looks like a million bucks! They've called the. Statue many things in her time. When Congress accepted her officially as a gift from the French people in 1877 many newspapers denounced the idea of a Statue of Liberty as "pagan and idolatrous"... It took almost ten years to raise the money for her pedestal, and both Boston and Philadelphia tried several times io take the Statue away from New York.. .But there ahe stands, amack In the middle of N. Y. Harbor, "the patriot's pride and the mariner's guide"... They call her Lady of the Harbor, the Green Goddess, the Big Girl, Lady of the Lamp Mother of Exiles, the New Colossus Her Grace, the Old Lady—and Miss Liberty! i Miss Liberty Is 102 feet high, has a 35-foot waist...Her right arm Is 40 feet long, her index finger 7 feet long. Her head is 10 feet thick her nose 4 1-2 feet long, her mouth 3 feot wide, each of her eyea 2 1-2 feet wide... She is sightless; her eyea have no pupils, though sculptor Bartholdi's original designs jailed for them... She weighs 221 tons, and sways ever BO slightly with the winds... She is built to withstand a gale of up to 141 miles an hour, theoretically, but the Mational Park Service, which con- sols Bedloe's Island on which the Statue stances, estimates all 12 1-2 acres of the island would have to be blown upside down before Miss Liberty would be affected! Miss Liberty Is a dice-shooter's dream — has seven spikes in her crown, 11 points in her star-shaped pedestal. ..Fifteen people could sit around the flame of her torch... Her thumb-nail is a foot long and a child could stand up in the thumb. ...Her copper-plate skin is only 3-32 of an inch thick, or the thickness ot a half-dollar... She is 3 times bigger than the ancient Jolossus of Rhodes, which lasted only 59 years and cost 4 times as much... Except for the addition of a heating system to make her damp- jroof, several baths, and some changes In her lighting apparatus, dhe is exactly the same as she was 63 years ago... In 1926, a watch- manufacturer offered to give her a uminous wrist - watch to afford sightseers "the correct time as well as the proper inspiration." but the offer was turned down as undignified. : Almost 12 million people have raveled out to the Island to see Miss Liberty... Her biggest season :the travel year is reckoned from October to October) was in 194647 when 566,000 visitors were clocked. Last year, this number dropped to 504,000.. .85 per cent'of ts guests are from out-of-town— and every state In the Union and every country in the world is represented on the guest-ledger...80 >er cent of the visitors walk the 168 steps from the top of the pedestal to the crown... The ratio of adult to child visitors Is 75-25, in summer and on weekends 65-35... t takes twenty-five people, Including elevator-operators, guides and historical aides, and an $85,000 yearly payroll to keep the Lady in trim. Her electricity bill Is $450 a month.. .There are 96 1,000-watt bulbs in the floodlights surrounding her, 13,000 watts in the torch. The floodlights are on from dusk to midnight, the torch from dusk to dawn.. .'The torch Is a combination of incandescent lamps and mercury gas vapors, protected by 600 panes of glazed cathedral glass supported by teel ribs, and its beams are visible from 10 to 20 miles on a clear night. Four most frequent questions asked fat, guides at the Statue: Why is she a llghtgreen color? How was she brought over from France? Where is Ellis Island? Did anyone ever attempt suicide fj'om ithe crown?" Answer: The air has given her a protective coating; on a special ship, in 214 packing cases; 2100 feet norlh; no, the windows in the crown am too small ...She has been on Stamps Issued by Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Peru, and France, Is now on the 15-,eent U. S. airmail stamp.. ,She has had many books written about her, and In addition, to the Immortal Emma Lazarus sonnet on the base of of the pedestal (set to music this season by one of the Statue's fellow-immigrants,' Irving Berlin), has had poems dedicated to her by John Greenleaf Whittier. and Edgar Lee Masters; and a special song by Gounod, composer of "Faust"... She is the star of the Berlin-Sherwood-Hart hit, "Miss Liberty," currently packing them in on.'Broadway... She was an important character in the Hitchcock movie, "Saboteur," which showed .a Nazi spi tailing to his death from her forehead while eluding G-men. In a survey taken by the N. Y. Convention Bureau, Miss Liberty placed first among attractions in New York City. ..She is also first in the hearts of souvenir-sellers, with her likeness on wallets, compacts, cigaret-boxes, ash-trays, key- rings, notebooks, giant pencils, Enjoy .A • • DELICIOUS SANDWICH at ROOKY'S WAYSIDE KITCHEN Waterbury Road at Platte Mills Op*n Daily 12 Noon to 12 Midnight Sundays 3 P. M. to 12 Midnight -jewelry, scarves, handkerchiefs, lamps and cushions. Miss Liberty also decorates the masthead of The N. Y. Daily Mir ror, which has a circulation of 1,100,000 daily, 2,200,000 Sunday. ..Bedloe's Island was chosen for Miss Liberty by Bartholdion on his first visit to the U. S. in 1874. It was once a "refuge for rogues and debtors" in the 17th century; waa known for its rabbits and shellfish, tind called Great Oyster Island by the Dutch... It is named after Isaac Bedloe, its first owner, who had a farm there.. .It has also been called Love Island, Kennedy's Island, Corporation Island, and Liberty .Island.. .It was a military Installation from 1800 to 1937, and has had coast artillery, field artillery and infantry stationed upon II—but never fired a shot nor was fired upon...Miss Liberty has several cells, once used as military dungeons, in the base of the pedestal—they're used for storage now .. .She faces south-southeast.. .Th» island belongs to the U. S. Government. It will cost you exactly 90c to visit Miss Liberty from mid-town Manhattan, including round-trip subway-fare on the West Side Subway to South Ferry, plus the 70- cent round-trip boat-ride.. .Boats 9 to 4 p. m., except during daylight-saving season, when the boats run 'til-'5 ]>. m....If you have a car, there's free parking at Battery Park.. .And if you haven't been out to see her, yououghttabeashamed- ofyouraelf. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart! Cheer Congress Adjournment Led by Vice President Alben W. Burkley (center). Senators Scott Lucas, left, (D-I1I.) and William F. Hnowlond (K-Callf.) wave farewell as the first session of the 81st Congress ends In Washington. Senate page boys (bottom) odd their touch to the final action by cllmMnc l» the rostrum and tossing copiiw of passed hills Into the air. (Int.) AccMerts never happen to your child! You've read all the books on the care and feeding of infants. Nothing that will help Or dp they? keep your baby healthy has been overlooked. So accidents never happen to your child I This mother thought she was a good mother, too. But suffocation snuffed out the life of her child because she didn't know how to guard against it. If there is a baby in your home, consult with your family physician on ways to prevent suffocation. Burnt and scalds kill and injure, more children 1 to 14 years of age than any other type of accident. Check your home for danger spots. Use the inner burner of the stove for boiling. Little boys like guns. It's up to you to see to it that firearms are safely stored where curious fin->' gers can't reach. Accidents with firearms kill hundreds and wound thousands every year. An official public Mrvic* nM*- «>8» praparad by Tin Adwtiiing Council in cooperation with Tk* Notional Safety Council. Be lareful-tfte cMd you save may be your own! THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS PUBLISHED IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY The Naugatuck Daily News

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