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PAGE 8-NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.!. FRIDAY, OCT.'28 1040 Bvery Kvenlng i£sa*pt Sunday) by IBB NATJGATUCK NEWS CX>RP. NAOGATOCK, CONN. ciepiio&t* Z»a and ttt» Entered a* »econd clasa matter at QM port office in Naugatuck. Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance 1 Month ...tlJO 1 Tear ....H8.gO Member: r ~" American Newspaper Pub. ABB*B H. K. DaUy Newspaper Pub. Aerfn Oona. Newspaper Publishers FKIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1949 Tags On Parade The current campaign of the Police Department to enforce •with unqualified severity the restrictions of metered and limited parking regulations on the central streets warrants the support and cooperation of every man or •woman driver who ever has had the displeasure of seeking out a parking place, particularly during a busy hour. It also merits the approval of merchants, some of whose business . depends in large degree to the ease with -which shoppers can move in and out of regulated parking zones. Cars parked overtime in metered spaces are just so much dead-wood in a congested thoroughfare. They should be tagged. And the drivers, except in a rare case of extraordinary circumstance, should pay the $1 penalty. Viewed from the broad angle of Naugatuck's parking and traffic problems, the current campaign is the best antidote that's been applied in too long a time to a serious ailment. Just so long as the campaign is conducted on the basis that sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, with no favoritism, and -with courtesy and tolerance by the enforcement officers, Naugatuck will applaud its continuance. Earth Was A Pancake There are at least six theories of the formation of the earth and the planets, and the argument may never end. The latest theory, advanced by Dr. Gerard P. Kuiper. Dutch-born astronomer now with the University of Chicago, is that the earth was a pancake — or rather, would have looked like one from a suitable vantage point. ; Gas and dust from the sun, stretching out hundreds of millions of miles into otherwise empty space, spun around in pancake formation, its mass about hjalf the sun's. The effect was similar to the rings of Saturn, except that it extended much farther out. By and by the eddies began to form in the big whirling pancake, forming smaller pancakes. In the center of each one the density of the thin mass increased. Around the edges it dissipated. Finally abo«t one-120th of the gas and dust in one of the pancakes managed to gather itself together into the solid mass of the earth. Now the earth is round, but if the Kuiper theory is accepted the folks who thought, the earth was Hat are entitled to a whit of posthumous vindication. The earth isn't flat but it formerly was—flat as a pancake. Reviving A Controversy Many persons have been surprised to learn in the last few days that there is controversy over -who discovered the North Pole. That Admiral Robert E. Peary holds that distinction has been accepted as an incontrovertible fact in. recent years. But now comes new evidence supporting the claim of Dr. Frederick A. Cook that he reached the earth's roof in 1908, a full year before the Peary expedition. It has been disclosed that numerous Air Force flights over the Pole since the war bear out ; Dr. Cook's description of the area more closely than. Peary's. Broken in spirit, Dr. Cook went to his death vainly seeking recognition of his claim. Peary's credit for the discovery meanwhile has been widely disseminated through almanacs, encyclopedias and other rejfter- ence sources furnished information by the National Geographic Society. That society, significantly, sponsored the Peary trip. There has been hafdly an inkling that the matter was in doubt. This is another instance where a-debatable question in time has been narrowed down into a one, sided historical fact. Such are ; the myths in which history j abounds. There are many reasons why they come about As • znay be true in the present case, 1 one is the prestige and promo| tional Jxjwer of an interested group. But just as surely one day an iconoclast comes along to take j pot shots at the sacred cow. In i the long run truth triumphs so J- long as free people exercise a l critical inquiring ~n>ind.~" i Many communities may be girding- for battle, organizing protest committees, calling on high-placed politicians, etc., in the next few years if a prediction by railroad men comes true. That opinion is that railroads will be forced to abandon many branch lines and some pasenger service if they are to become solvent. A great many railroad operations have become unprofitable and many roads are hard pressed. They cannot borrow moiiey if thjeir credit is Siot good. They might be financed for a time by the government, with the inevitable result that they would be taken over even- ually by the bureaucrats. The Reading Railroad, operating principally in Pennsylvania, reports it has lost ?S,000,000 on passenger service this year. By divesting themselves af •white elephants and concentrating on profitable operations, railroads would be in the black and thus less subject to the menace of government operation. But the tradition of the railroad is firmly grounded in the United States, and it will be painful to communities that will lose their train a day. They will protest and view with alarm, but to no avail. Rome once had a triumvirate, followed by a line of dictators. As Americans view the rising stars of Murray, Green and Lewis, that's something for them to think about. America has a big hog crop, here's hoping they have a huge appetite so the taxpayers will not be called upon to buy so much of the big corn crop. Do You Remember? Oae Tear Ago Mrs. Alvin A. Wooster resigned as president of the Prospect street school Parent - Teacher association. A lot on Johnson street was sold to Frank "Spec" Shea by Mildred C. Knoth and Raymond Jennings. 20 Years Ago Max White, of Church street, was visiting with friends in New York city for the weekend. John Weaving was named chairman of the Firemen's ball, scheduled for Thanksgiving Eve. MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. How can an- unmarried woman, living in a hotel, return the hospitality shown her by married friends who have entertained her? A. By taking them to dinner at a hotel or restaurant. Q. Is it considered bad form for a guest to take a second helping at dinner, if it is offered? A. No; the guest need not hesitate to do so. Q. Is it permissible for a girl to refuse a man who wishes to "cut in" when dancing? A. No; she may, however, put him off until the next dance. The CL, & P office here was swamped with calls during the power failure Wednesday morning... everyone had the same question, "What happened?"... Mel Engelstad had an anxious hour and a quarter Wednesday morning listening- to the Salute to Naug-atuck on the Jack Sterling show. ..Mel supplied loads of information from which script writers obtained facts for the program.. .the Chamber of Commerce did its best to give a full coverage of borough activities for the show. When Ed Larson of the Risdfn Manufacturing Co., received a beautifully wrapped present Wednesday night at the champion Softball team banquet, he was nonplused... inside the $2Q-gold- piece box reposed a well-rounded imitation toe nail... his friends suggest he show this specimen instead of the original and real one he's been displaying since he lost it from a toe. The Town Kail flag is in the news again... Unless Christmas light wires are readjusted Old Glory will be flying at half staff, .and much ensnarled until after. the first of the new year... We seem to be having as much trouble with that flag as the school building committee is experiencing with a little matter of $50,000... A swarm of bees at the old Rubber Shop is causing painters no end of trouble.. .they've painted the entrro building, with the ex- cnption of one complete panel, where the be«s have built hives. ... many suggestions have been forthcoming in connection with painting the bee-ridden building. ...wonder if F. Alton Clark, the apiary man, would be of any assistance? Bob Brinckerhoff is still collecting tomatoes in his g-arden, UcBpitc a frost that has wilted most local vines... What's the secret, Robert...Jim Casey, ardent coasting derby organizer from Bristol, has left the police department of that city for a post with one of the larger stores... Jot Fairbank and John Thibb- deau received many fine words of praise for the moving pictures they took of the local derby... The October issue of the Connecticut Light & Power company's The Spotlight, has a story concerning keeping power firms in private Industry instead of government controlled, written by Bob Coleman, manager of the Maple street office. The Spotlight also tells us that recent visitors in the nation's capital included Mr. and Mrs. John Strayer, and another traveler turning toward the south- land is Nellie Lawton, who is spending a couple weeks with her daughter in Kentucky. Audrey Anderson is sporting a beautiful diamond... the lucky fellow is Eddie Meeker of New Preston.. .Earl Hemstreet recently celebrated a birthday... con- grats. There's a friendly message awaiting an English woman, who is believed to have come to Naugatuck with a little boy about 15 months ago...she should contact Mrs. Donald C. Wood, office administrator of Service for Veterans. Jack Paige of Seymour, an em- ployfi of the Risdon Manufacturing Co., was all a KOff yesterday, when Mrs. Paige presented him with a Junior. ..he spent most of the day handing out cigars. Ed Noyack of the Risdon Manufacturing- Co., is currently enjoying his annual nothing-to- do... Glad to hear Mrs. H yse )l .Brooks is home from the hospital and recuperating satisfac- tor% from a case of hives. We can't help wondering what the Naugatuck High School backs would do If they had some down-field blocking.. .The Garnet line has beent raising the very old N«d -with their opponents, but somehow can't seem to provide runners with any interference...Oharllie Alegi, Bob Rabtoy and Bob "Red" White have had little trouble geK ting past the line, but once Into the opposing secondary have been running alone.. .The team has shown steady improvement and If they improve in this department—look out. Sailor John Ostroslil who recently completed a 15-day leave here, has returned to bin new base at Pautuxant, Md., where he is in the X-ray department of the Naval Hospital... John was re-assigned from the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, his dad, John Ostroskl, Sr., tells us. Thanks to Morris Harding, nine-year-old fourth grade pupil in Center school, Beacon Falls, for the following Halloween poem contribution: Jack O'lanterns will be lit, And in the windows they will sit Black cats and goblins will be out. To sing and dance and play about. Little boys say "Golly gee! They scared the dickens out of me!" Army Recruit BUI Stliwon, of Carroll street, spent the weekend In the borough... Belated, best wishes fx> Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adamson, of North Hoadley street, who observed their wedding anniversary last week.. More of the same to Mrs. Adamson, who celebrates her birthday Monday. Audy McCann has a set of photos showing the physical changes in land around his new home since he moved in several weeks ago... while home on a recent furlough from Uncle Sam's Army, Tom Walsh flid considerable flying at Bethany, Bob Halpin reports, ..Tom soloed in a seaplane. INDIAN GIVER WALTER WINCHELL In New York COLYUMlST THROWING A TYPEWRITER The other matinee John Foster Dulles declared: "I believe that the danger of Soviet Communism car be met, and that it will not involve a war. , Dulles in 1939: "Only hysteria i entertains the idea, that Germany, Italy or Japan contemplates war upon us." When the flash came over the teletypes that Henry L. Straus was killed (when his private plane exploded over Maryland the other terrible night), we swallowed a hard gulp, which stabbed the heart. We knew him only slightly, met him hurriedly In his box at Tropical Park— shortly after Damon died. . . .It was- Mr. Straus (and his associates there) who suggested that racetracks run Damon Runyon Memorial Handicaps ____ Tropical Park initiated them, plus $5,000 for the fund. . . .Nearly every track in the land followed the example immediately. . .Matt Winn ,. was next with $5,000 and a Runyon race in every Derby. . .Harry Warner's Hollywood Park turned over $35,000 from one race; Suffolk Downs (near Boston) originated a permanent fixture ($10,000 per year), and so on. No wonder the Kunyon Fund soon will start its fourth million..., In the Sport of Kings the Horses aron't the only Thoroughbreds The other morning: the col'rn reported: "One of the most .popu- M r ,f P ™ tS " VriterS Wi " inhsrit <*»• Matt Winn's throne at the Darby." B U Coram (the Journal-American s Dan Parker— ha, ha!) re- l "»* %ve ora; t his name it happened." The news, was t "?d y«terday. lt is «tlng that Bill Corum, the Thoroughbred The mall has been hoavy < trf >, n all over the land)- following o; r ntSn cent«f'.; - nne -tenlths per cent of it being pro... The few op - ?hf, rn a V° fSW thev dl3n '* »£) Dixie "F^"' Herfi3 a Wlre fro "' ™ £'• £ your con ™-»ents about Fighting Dan (not Fancy Dan) Ca . ™ £ a , n<J Calpt> c™«»elta w say thanks from the heart of ev- Household Scrapbook leather Clean and soften the leather on furniture by using a mixture of Hn 6 Pa . ,?°* vlne S*r and two parts Hnseed I oil. Apply this solution with a cloth and rub the leather dry . Shoe Rack A flat curtain rod, such as used for draperies, makes an ideal shoe rack If fastened about four inches from, the .-door. Rusty Steel Rub rusty steel with sweet oil a f To/ the ° W to rema!n °" the steel 24 hours, then sprinkle with unslacked lime and rub off. Look And Learn 1. Where is there a boundary lj ne between two nations, 3,000 miles long and without a single fort? 2. What are the periods of plav in a polo game called? 3. What is the opposite of the musical term "staccato"? 4. What state of the U.S. Is dlv- «es? P arlshe ». instead of coun- 6 Who is author of the current book, "Crusade in Europe"? Answers 1. Between the United States and s 2. Chukkers. 3. Legato. 4. Louisiana. 5. General pwight Eisenhower. BUNKER "C Fuel Oil Per gallon F. O. B. Our Terminal Bridgeport, Conn. t Phone the Da It will be fascinating- to read the editorials (throughout the nation) on that $50,000,000 grant accepted by Jefferson Military College—af- j ter agreeing to the "condition"— ^ To Teach White Supremacy X That isn't a gift—that's a bribe. . To sell out Decency... .The institution is no longer worthy of being •called a cortege Colleges ate for teaching; knowledge—not ignorance. Every theory of racial supremacy is a lie. .. .And that school bears the name of Thomas Jefferson, who devotee! his life to fighting- for religious liberty and raoial tolerance The bigot (the late Jud?e Armstrong of Mississippi) was 'described as a Dixiecrat . . The irony of it: Dixie's greatest -., hero despised bigotry and fought it A . .. .Robert E. Lee. cry living U. S. Marine and double thanks for every dead one. They didn't fail in their action or their judgment. But then, they had only Japanese to flghit—'Dan Mc- ivid, 1st Lt. TJ. S. Marine Corps; Marion B. Revell, Detachment Marine Corps League, Florence, C." Shears And Paste Pot By FRANK TRIPP Most folks have forgotten that ''ill Rogers, Jr., (the California .Congressman) was the fellow ivho first suggested that the way to bring Use Koch to justice fattei- Army fumbled) was 'to turn over to the Germans for trial .Since nobody has thanked Will Rogers' boy, let's do "it now. , son. Ix>ve Letter of the Week: From newspapers: "Newark, N. J.: Wil the her Tha the ._, _____ Federal Grand Jury indicted Ed" J - -• ward James Smythe on charges of and mail fraud.' His victims were widows kin of war veterans. This same Edward James Smythe was one of the 33 persons indicted for alleged conspiracy against the U. S. They all beat that rap because Judge Eicher died during their rodeo-style trial ...Smythe recently made door-lo- door rounds here soliciting money for his group of "War Veterans," which doesn't exist. He collaborated with Fritz Kuhn's German- American* Bund, Joe MeNazi (Mc- Wllliams), and the other soandsos who were peddling Hitler's line. Harold B. Chrlstoffel Is the labor leader who was convicted cf (Continued On Page 10) Newspapers have come a long way since the not-so-hot "good old days."Two score years ago lads starting as cubs weren't sure whether thew were apprenticing as newsmen, tailors or paperhangers—they used shears and paste pot so much. Even a teen-ager could turn up in his second year as Women's Editor. Sex didn't matter. That happened to me. I presided with Miss Wrigley as expert in women's affairs. Recipes became my specialty. They were easy to get, -with a, pair of shears. As tthese rules for compounding food dishes of which I'd never heard traveled from paper to paper they encountered many hazards. A printer might change sugar to salt, typographically alter the number of eggs or omit an important ingredient. Recipe fans frequently c o m- plained vigorously, even threatened the editor with bodily harm. Mother Hubbard's delicious doughnuts might emerge from a young bride's sizzling kettle in the rugged consistency of a pitching quoit Neither Miss Wrigley nor I would know the difference from reading the rule. Because Miss Wrigley wasn't much of a cook either. "She" was Tom Wrigley, now of Washington's eminent journalistic circles. I've often wondered what became of the woman who presented my column of recipes to the court as an alibi when her husband sought separation from her festive board on the grounds that she was trying to poison him. TOM DID A COLUMN' of advice to the lovelorn. He didn't have Elsie then and I hadn't hooked Fanny yet. Tom's advice was as synthetic as my recipes only I never tried to concoct a recipe and he did on occasion dash off a bit of advice. The occasion often was when he had something to square with Elsie, who dadn't know that he was "Margaret Mayhope." Finally he gave himself away. In expounding his side of a lovers' argument, and to prove that he and a great voice of experience were in accord, he unwittingly wrote into his column the very words that had made Elsie mad at him. The unhappy breach widened. Thereafter "Margaret Mayhope" became a strictly scissors column and its pilfering editor set about, without aid of the press, to win the (Continued on Page Ten) Hawiey Hardware 102 Church Street Moore's and Devoe Paints (Hidden's Spread Satin Plasti-Kote Finish Boasters Electric Appliances Hotpoint Refrigerator and Stoves Phone 4086 W-e Deliver 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! 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. ~1 Burns and tcalds 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 boy* like gun*. It's up to you to see to it that firearms are safely stored where curious fingers can't reach. Accidents with firearms kill hundreds and wound thousands every year. An official pub. lie xrvic* •»». K>g» prepared by The Advertising Council in cooperation with Th* National Safety Council He Careful-tfie child you save may be your own! ¥HIS ADVERTISEMENT IS PUBLISHED IN THE PUBLIC INTftlST IT The Naugatuck Daily News

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