Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 2, 1949 · Page 4
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, November 2, 1949
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FAGE4—XACGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, l!)l!) Kvery Kvenlng *i£xoept Sunday) by NAUQATUCK NEWS CORP. NAUGAT.UCK, CONN. Telephone* 1228 and tZt» AH Department* Entered as second class matter at the port ottte* In Naugatuek. Conn. •UBSCRIFTION RATES Payable In Advance 1 Month ...HJO 1 Year ...HMO 4 Member: American Newspaper Pub. Aas*n K. BS. Dally Newspaper Pub. Asrfn Oopa. Newspaper Publishers Ass'a WEDNESDAY NOV. 2, 1949 More Housing A new approach to the alleviation of Naugatuck's serious housing shortage has t>een made with the allocation of an additional $410,000 in state funds for the construction of 35 units. The totals in the direction of public housing for moderate income families of Naugatuck now stand at 75 homes to be built at a cost of J902.000. The two locals projects, one at Naugawam Village to be completed by May and the other not yet started, will go a long way toward providing comfortable shelter for the nearly 200 who have applied for rents to the Naugatuck Housing Authority. Members of the latter group are currently in search of a site for the new 35-unit development. While various representations may be made in favor of one section of the borough as against another, the Authority must bear in mind initially the factors of cost, proximity to sewage, water and other facilities. All these have major bearing on the overall project costs. 4 Other communities report difficulty finding suitable sites for new housing developments; there just isn't room for extensive building in a single area. Not so in Naugatuck. Our building pro- Tram had been long delayed when the Housing Authority was appointed a year ago. There's plenty cf room to match the need and t'.esire to expand now awakened for the betterment of the bor- cugh. ITever Wasted In a period increasingly concerned with the extention of scientific knowledge, it is surprising 1 1 note anywhere a trend in colic giate life from the study of pure and applied science to that of the humanities. But that was the information brought to the recent conference at Wellcsley College on the con: iructive forces in education by Miss Marjorie H. Nicholson, professor of English in the Columbia Graduate School. She asserted that the two leading de- rartments in Columbia today are history and English, which, of course, embraces English and American literature. On the part of veterans and civilians both, she cited a decided owing away from intensive study of the sciences. Whether Columbia's experience is paralleled by that of most other major institutions only a survey could determine. If that is the case, it might be accounted for by the possibility that the rush by veterans and others to major in science in the immediate postwar years had caused their successors to think the field might be overcrowded. There is such a thing as an educational imbalance. But no liberal arts education is ever thrown away, though it is abject for the possessor of a hardly won diploma to have to ask: "Now that I have my college education, what am I going to do with it?" Well, before that day there ought to be vocational advice for those , who need it, not from a teacher who regards the student in relation to one particular subject. It should come from collegiate authorities who look at the student on the basis of what has been or is being accomplished, and also are familiar with the general scope of opportunities. Pity For England England's Labor government, elected because of the political magic of the name to the great unwashed, demands further sacrifices from the people under new belt-tightening restrictions which will touch every life because they involve food, fuel, and transportation. The cabinet has announced a reduction of $1, 000,000,000 in spending for food, gasoline and public works. These cuts will affect every class of people, those who voted against the labor outfit as well as those who elected it. Under the socialist millennium :3ow in effect in England the government buys all food, gasoline, etc., that is imported, and doles it out to the peasants. Now such purchases are to be curtailed by hundreds of millions of dollars, and there will be that much lesc to be made available to the populace—after the politicians get their cut, of course. Public works reduction will involve a curtailment of jobs. The beloved social medicine program will not be curtailed, although, it is one of the principal sources of government deficit. Each passing day sees the British people suffering more ind more from a socialist government that is notoriously inept and futile, and is kept in office by billions provided by Washington. There can only be pity for a misled people, victims of their own political foolishness. Or for taxpayers in a nation that supplies the cash. 1929 Auto Output Beaten Twenty years ago the nation experienced its greatest financial skid with collapse of the stock market. And 20 years ago the automobile industry set up a production record that stood until last week, when the industry turned out its 5,358,421st vehicle so far this year ,including approximately 4,500,000 passenger cars. This is a record for 10 months. Add this figure to the 40.622,264 vehicles registered in the United States in 1948, subtract an estimated 2,500,000 that have been scrapped and it isn't difficult to see what traffic will be like in the future. Twenty years ago, when the last production record was set, registrations totaled 26,502,508, according to the United States Public Roads Administration. Traffic congestion was not what it is now, despite the fact that roads then were not to be compared with those of today. What's ahead is apparent on any day in any city. Stagnation is near in many places in the movement of traffic. Do You Remember? One Year Ago J. Roger Currier was elected president of the junior class of Naugatuck High school. William R. Patton, of Scott street, was home on leave after finishing boot training at the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, 111. 20 Years Ago Joseph Kunin, a member of the Naugatuck High school faculty, was visiting with his parents in Worcester, Mass. Edward T. Cuddy was chairman of a masquerade sponsored by Post No. 17, American Legion. Look And Learn 1. Which of the fingers is the most sensitive? 2. What great battle in world history has become a standan word today for "defeat"? 3. What are the sweetest fruits grown in the U. S.? 4. What is a mendicant? 5. Who was the author of the familiar quotation, "Where ignor ance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise"? Answers 1. The index finger, followed in order by the middle finger, the thumb, the little finger, and fir ally the ring finger. 2. The Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon's forces met overwhelming defeat. 3. The date is first and the persimmon second, in sugar content 4. A beggar. 5. Thomas Gray's "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College." Nothing will come of the present effort to abolish the Marines. The Japs tried it with little success. Formal opening of the Woodbridge Tunnel of the Wilbur Cross Parkway yesterday was attended by Trooper Ed Dooling of the State Police... a large delegation of the CSP was on hand for the ceremonies as were state and local officials. Soap, the most favorite tool of this year's Halloween pranksters, decorated cars and store windows In great style Tuesday morning:... a Naugatuck policeman's car, parked on Oak street had a large "Hello Frankle" printed on with soap., .the Bureau of Standards reports the soap may damage auto paint If not removed within a short time with warm water. Naugatuck High school Junior class officers will be elected next week.... Saturday's Naugatuck- L,eavenworth frame, at Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, will start at 2 o'clock instead of the 2:30 o'clock starting time of other "Stadium games. Congratulations to Mrs. Catherine Gormlef, who was 90 'years young Monday. .. She IH the mother of Police Chief John J. Gormley. Miss Agnes Gormley, B, N., and Atty. Martin Gormley, of New Haven. Connecticut and Kansas is all the same in Detroit.. .Mrs. John i Leuchars of Detroit made a purchase in that city and instructed the clerk to send it to Mrs. William Leuchars, 11 New street, Naugatuck, Connecticut.... the package never arrived...a check at the store showed the package was sent to Kansas rather than Connecticut. .. Kansas didn't want it and sent it back to Detroit. .. now it's on it's way to Connecticut— (maybe). Mrs. Irene LaFave, South Main street, is on the sick list. ..hero's to a fast recovery.. .Henry Bagley is still trying to shake a cold. . . .been with him three weeks but It doesn't seem to hamper his sinking with the Barbershop Quartet to any great degree. If you live in Beacon Falls and haven't been approached for a donation to the community ambulance, see any member of the committee or "Pop" Lee at the firehouse and the matter will be taken care of...all residents are urged to contribute. .. the more donated to the fund, the more necessary equipment can be purchased and the better the service to all. Mrs. Howard Johnson, the former Martha Glaser, secretary to Raymond K. Foley, Acting Principal of Naugatuck High school, has returned to her duties after a month of nothing to do. ..Martha was married early last mouth... Her husband is a native of Terryville. Atty. Henry Marlor showed up all but one of -.the NEWS football experts last weekend.. .Hank turned in 18 winners in the 20 games picked.. .Only department to beat him was Advertising, with 19...It was Hank's best showing, since sitting in with the experts six weeks ago...Tom Dillon, still a novice at the game, managed to come out with 15 winners.. .He tied the poll's cellar-dweller. Circulation, and bested the Composing Room, which had only 10 winners... Thanks for the coffee, Tom. We hear that Russ Weaving is taking dancing lessons... A resident dropped into the office the other p. m. with a membership card in a Waterbury dancing school, signed with Russell's John Hancock. . .Said he found it. Our best wishes also go to Charlotte White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl White, of Millville, who was 12 recently Also to Ralph Hansen, Sally Bossidy and Lois Fox who celebrated recently...Ken Smith observed his Oct. 28, and Julia Noonan of Glendale Manor added a third candle to her cake Oct. 25. Some people are of the opinion that the flag will fly atop the town hall again one of these days. .. .the pole, installed to extend over the sidewalk on Church street from the building- front, has proven unsatisfactory, and thus the prediction. It's happy birthday next Sunday to Art Anderson... Four local violinists will perform with the Waterbury Civic orchestra which opens its winter series next Sunday night... they are Joseph Coppola, Gerard Rosa, Lois Campbell ar.d Mrs. Dorothy Nichols. Prosi. Atty. Tom Neary recently illustrated in court one of the old tricks of the trade... a witness complaining of an arm injury was asked by Atty. Neary to show the court how high he could raise his arm with the injury...this was done...then the witness was asked to show the court how high he could raise his arm before the alleged injury. ...this was done also. . .chuckles were heard throughout the court room. Jovial Herb Johnson is getting- his voice in shape for Thursday night when he will be MC at the talent show ol the Methodist church fair.. .Herb is an old hand at the trade and will keep the program moving at a fast pace. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Woodward of Dorchester, Mass., were recent visitors here, when Mr. and Mrs. Oiaf Larson of North Hoadley street observed their 25th Wedding anniversary. .. Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Woodward are cousins, and only about a year ago did they know it... Mrs. W. visited in Sweden last year and discovered she had a cousin living in the United States.. .the two started corresponding and the visit this year was Ihe result. Someone was Inquiring a while ago about a picture of North Main street... we have in our possession a view of Main street from Union street. Union City, which was taken many, many years ago. . .. Ray Donlan owns the antiquated postcard. \fAIL DELIVERY' ijiiiiS*&^^$> ' .-»;._••' ss^E^tesSa£Bifc3.s~i_ £L ^ *i. ~ CIO DELEGATE EMBLEM FOR ACHESON ATTENDING THE OPENING of the CIO convention in Cleveland, U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson (left) has a delegate's pin attached to his lapel by James B, Carey (right), secretary-treasurer'of the union. Looking on is CIO chief Philip Murray. (International Soundphoto) WALTER WINCH ELL In New York THE BROADWAY EXPRESS Celebs About Town: Eleanor Roosevelt (strolling along Fifth Avenue) being patty-caked by passersby.. .Hope Harnpton chasing her (chased-by-a-traffic-cop) limousine near the Capitol Theater. Sech Langwitch . .. Joan Blondell pouting at Cub Roomers devouring ice cream. She's on a diet of two cups of hot rnilk (with a dash of Java) for breakfast and only steak for dinner.. .Lena Home revealing that her 1950 tour of Yurrop will include Tel Aviv... Nancy Andrews, the "Touch & Go" delight, funny-facing the cop directing traffic at 57th. .. Oscar Levant, of "The Wit Parade," asked what he thought of a new play. "Don't ask me," he crit- ic'd. "I didn't enjoy myself".. .Kate Hepburn soloing it in the Central Park South rain — looking like a scene from one of her films. ventriloquist foeifbre he lost his sight. Sallies in Our Alley: Some col- yums reported that Secy, of the Treasury Snyder drank so many toasts (at an Astor Hotel testimonial event) that he got slightly frred. But all muffed the howl George Jessel got. . .Mayor O'Dwycr arrived late and Jessel cracked: "Kindly pass His Honor some of that Snyder Catsup!"... Beatrice Lillie, touring with "Inside U. S. A.," wires from Columbus, Ohio: "Just discovered Columbus!" Mldtown Vignette: Add to the "No Biz Like Sht>w Biz" files the one about Jo Stafford.. .In 1941 she was the thrush with Tommy Dorsey's band at the Paramount. The manager of the theater ^trimming the running time of the long show) cut her number... Jo must have improved considerably... Because when she headlines there tomorrow her salary will be $10,000 per. Memos of a MIdnigrhter: Carl Brisson is being boomed as a good replacement for E. Pinza when he leaves "S. Pac." for H'wood in June. Of course... Madeleine Carroll will have a Renoperation.... Sign of the Times Square: $1 dinners are back in several restaurants..^. Lowe wed Mildred Lewin of Sutton Place yesterday.. .Dr J. A. Toomey of Cleveland (a polio expert) and Helen Toomey (no relation) are honeymooning in Mexico City after a St. Paf.'s merger... "Mule Train" sold 180,000 records in its first two days. Publisher Fred Raphael discovered the writer (John Lange), who was cooling his heels for .three hours in the office of Leeds Music Co,, waiting to play it!... Art Mooney's newest Toot- Tootsie is IlonaMassey, who arrives from Florida Friday.. .Gloria Manning and Curt Weinberg have atom- ic'd...At a Hallowe'en poddy Faye Emerson almost burned down the place with her Torch. Had the pianist play "our (Elliott's) songs." Stork Club Scene: Russell Baum (host to Nehru and other well- knowns here) had a group with him the other evening.. .His check was $600... An Army officer in the party popped the orbs of waiters and celebs when he devoured four pieces of honeydew (portions are huge), 4 shrimp cocktails, 1 lobster ditto, 2 sirloin steaks, 1 hash- browned potatoes, 4 dishes of ice cream, 4 glasses of milk and wine between... Lt. Tex Lawrence of West Point and Texas. Broadway Ticker:. Put. on .a Dinah Shore long-playhig record of "Little White Lies" (on a 45 rpm) and out comes Rose (Ohee- Chse) iMurphy... .Cwpij watching some midtown "Rhumba Mati- nceii." Call them "Invitations to Pick-Ups" Isn't the mystery voice—Jim Thorpe, famed Indian athlete?. . .The Havana-Madrid hatchick was a recent cub reporter... Belgian artist J. Sire-belle and Yvette Ruggcrio (cashier at Le Vouvray) end their long marriage soon. . .The new Hoopa: (Godfrey), 18.2; Fiibber- Molly, 17.1; Irma, 16.9; B. Hope, 15.4; Mysltrry Thittir, 15.3; Retlaw Chellwyn, 15.2. .. .From F. Mulr'a ipillar: "Note to WW: Your big- scoop about the secret marriage of starlet Kay Velez to F. Palumbo of Philly was revealed by me more than a year ago"... Oh, Flo! Is that a. way to talk to the poor, old Inventor of the 3-dot system? Can I 'help it if 'they wanted it made public? . Manhattan Murals: The Park Avenue Tnlatron, who pays a young man $1OO per week to walk her three dogs daily. He's had the job seven years.... The woman in charge of the newstand at 57th, near Carnegie Hall. She features a monocle, iblue mink and a Bah- stin accent... .The camera gal at Bop City, who flies in from Conn, daily. ...The newspaper merchant at 14th, -whose dummy (parked on the stand) yells the headlines'. A Might-As-Well-Klu-Y'self -fTtept: Clyde Tolson, for whom a winning race horse was named, i; prob'ly the top $2 bettor around, excludting- zillionaire Jock Whitney . .Clyde and a politico pal have their own system for wagering on Daily Doubles .Both men were born in 1900 They've been playing nags numbered 4 and 8 all year because both were 48.... The other day (before Laurel shuttered for the season, when both 49-years-old) they switched to horses 4 and 9....The huge priced DD winners were 4 and 8! New York Novelette: A young playvyright wor.: s part time' as a soda-jerker in midtown. "It helps feed my typewriter" he says.... The other day he got panicky when a successful producer walked in....He had submitted a play to him the day before... He rushr- ed back to the stockroom breathless. "What's wrong?" inquired the mgr....He motioned frantically to the patron. "I mustn't let that fellow see me in^this white coat,' he gasped. "He might not take rny play seriously"... ."Take it easy," smiled the boss. "This is New York City. Don't worry about him. He worked here behind the counter 'a dozen years ago!". The (playwright's initials: G. B..! The producer's: R. B. ._. Sounds In the Night: At Art Ford's: "Are you drunk?"—"No I sfcumibled over a leaf".. At Hun ffaria: "'She thinks .herfc in jhj Who's Who, but he's in the Ha- Ha . . .At the Mermaid Koom , It [took a mountain to knock out Cerdan". . .At the Chlnn House: 'Now I know what thcj mean by unification. All the bon ers gotta be made by one boss" At Polonatee: "First thing I no tice about a beautiful woman i; the size of her husband." The Late Watch:. Wasn't, that Barbara Hutton taking her ^14- year-old son to Mae West's mati nee of "Diamond Lil"?. The Music Box programs list ' the names of all the musicians in th( Pit. First time, no?....Were vot puzzled by critic H. Barne,=<' ' review of "Montserrat"? Says the author did a brilliant adaptation hut he called it "spasmodic melodrama rather than a play of con sequence"....The Times' drama chief S. Zolotow's dghtr Sue wed' Nicholas Frcund at Yuletime Johion's zingy recording of "En chanted Eve'g" twits Pinza at on, point. Sings it: "You vill find a strenjeh!" (-Albert Julsin! Votch vit de dyleck!). ..Telegram from Ann Butler Earner: "Runyon *und now owns 1 per cent of gold mine. Just recordcdMt in Phoenbr" ..Dear Ann: Has Arizona U cancer lab? MODERN ETIQUETTE Q, If one fails to hear a name in an introduction, is it all right to ask the one .who is making the in troduction to repeat it? A. Address your question to the person being- introduced to you as "I'm sorry, but I did not hear your name clearly." Q. At a weading supper, where should the father of the bridegroom be seated? A. At the right of the bride's mother. Q. Is it proper to remove serving dishes or dinner plates first from the table? A. The dinner plates should be removed first from the table then the serving dishes. Household Scrapbook Rubber Plant If the leaves of the rubber plant are yellow, loosen the dirt around the edge of the pot and remove the plant to a different pot. The root may be pot-bound, or the soil may be wormy, but in either case it is wise to repot the plant. Chocolate Sauce The result is delicious if about two tablespoons of peanut butter are added to the usual recipe for chocolate sauce. Pour over ice cream or pudding. Pressing Trousers Men's trousers will acquire a knife-like edge if pressed under damp paper. * WASHINGTON MARCH OF EVENTS Navy ' May Still Acquire New Giant Aircraft Carrier Washington Foresee Possible Changes Among Navy's Top Brass Special to Central Press ' " '' ' W ASHINGTON—The Navy-Air Force battle has not" : endcd, although congressional hearings on the inter-service squabble are over until next Jan. 3. ' Two big questions remain: (1) Will the/ top Navy brass who openly attacked defense planning as unsound and "immoral" be fired and (2) will the Navy get its huge aircraft carrier United States after all ? The first may be answered soon. Navy Secretary Francis Matthews reportedly is moving deliberately now to replace his top subordinates, but he' must convince President Truman to take the step. The second question may not be fully answered until sometime near the end of the 81st Congress 1 second session. Chairman Carl Vinson (D), Georgia, ot' the House armed sen-ices committee,has already suggested legislation to-give the Navy its super-carrier, thus, in effect, endorsing its bid to carry the atomic bomb. However, any such legislation would provoke a bitter and long battle on Capitol Hill. Defense Secretary Louis Johnson refused to bt swayed by the Navy attacks on his administration and assured the congressmen he will go ahead with plans to effect savings. Actually, Johnson is caught in an economy cross-fire. The legislators earlier applauded his decision to force savings on the military establishment by using unification powers given him during the first session of the 81st. He finally came up with a proposed $803 million slash, instead of the three or four billions Congress wanted saved. But, when the Navy painted a black picture of the results of such a cut, they, at first, got a sympathetic ear from Vinson's committee. Although the major part of the reduction would be made in the Navy, Johnson's only other feasible choice is to cut the Air Force, which has much more congressional support. * * * * • TAXES—It is a sure bet that there will not be any increase in your income taxes next year, in spite of President Truman's desire for a boost in levies at the next session of Congress. The only Capitol Hill reaction to the President's statement was decidedly unfavorable. The proposal also would face the same economy-minded coalition that blocked such a request in the recent session. The way to do that, they argue, is to make it easier for business to expand. And you don't do that by hiking corporation taxes. However, the dimensions and character of the tax structure are definitely slated for congressional review. That means a possible revamping to place tax emphasis in places where expansion is not desirable and remove it in those areas where relief is long overdue. That could lead, first of all, to a repeal of the wartime excise taxes, which are really popular with nobody. Added fuel to the tax-cut sentiment was the resignation of Dr. Edwin Nourse as Mr. Truman's chief economic adviser. Nourse denounced "deficit spending"—the same target Republicans have fired at for years. Nourse remarks definitely have influenced legislators. "Kilroy" New Gumming Up Vett' Payoff • GI INSURANCE REBATES—The wartime traveler extraordinary "Kilroy" is gumming up the works as the Veterans Administration moves toward the two-billion-dollar "payoff" of, GI insurance dividend benefits. The VA has found that "literally thousands" of the applications now rolling in from ex-GIs bears the name of the amazing and mysterious ghost w'ho followed, and sometimes preceded, Wprld War II United States forces. The agency says these and other "jokester" applications for rebates are wasting valuable time of VA clerks and slowing down, the procedure. 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