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PAGE 8—NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 1MB ?uKUih*d Every icvcnlnc (ffiroapt Sunday) by tHB NAtfGATtJCK NEWS CORP. NAUGATUCK, CONN. Telephone* tXt» and tM» AH Department* Entered a» aecond class matter at the port office In Naugatack. SUBSCRIPTION BATES I Payable In Advance llUonth ...n.30 1 Tear ....tlfljO ' '—" .-——-•• __ "~ 1 I Member: American Newapaper Pub. Aa.;n N. K. Dally New»paper Pub. Aa« n 1 QOPP. Newepaper PubliBhera AMP FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1M9 Swamped By Corn One of tbe most troublesome situations in the history of the Commodity Credit Corporation has arisen. It haa to do with corn The government is Becking storage apace for 550,000,000 bushels of grain, not from this year's crop but from the harvest ol last year. The government bought the corn at a price of $1.42 a bushel, •which is 30 cents above the current market. It picked up the enormous tonnage of the grain nt the 90 per cent, of parity price so dear to rural CongreMmen. Delivery day Is here and farmers are complaining ol the delay in taking the corn off their hands. It Is true they were paid .a handsome price—approximately twice what the grain would have brought in the open market had it not been for price control—but another bumper crop is ready and there ia> no place to store it. Thousands of corn pickers stand idle in the fields waiting for cribs to be emptied. All over the Middle West the government is busily engaged in creating thousands of villages of storage bins. But the steel strike has slowed down deliirery, further complicating the situation. While the storage program Is credited with, keeping up the price of com, to the advantage of the grower, It is proving an expensive experiment. In one Instance the government spent $100.000 for bins to store 300,000 bushels. Loss on the 1948 crop alone is expected to reach $165,- OOO.OOJB. paid by the taxpayers. Curtailed acreage Is expected to follow next year. In the meantime the 1949 crop stands in the fields. Fool's Gold After hundreds had braved the rigors of the Arctic to seek gold in the wilds of Alaska, it became clear that the "strike" at Fish- wheel was faked. The rush started when a fisherman reported finding nuggets the size of peas in the Yukon River. Within five days every foot of ground for miles along the'Stream had been staked, claims being eight deep on each side. Man's quest for gold has persisted throughout the ages. It has taken him to all parts of the world, caused him to endure hardships almost beyond human endurance. He has frozen to death and died in the desert heat. Thomas Hood described gold many years ago as "bright and yellow, hard and cold." And so it has remained throughout the ages. There Is no moral to be drawn from this latest episode. It only serves to confirm human frailty that has existed since man first sought a itott way to riches. The Fish-wheel hoax is a cruel one. But no lessons will be learned from the experience. A new horde of st'—npeders will be off again at the slightest provocation. Atom General America's chickens have come home to roost, according to the man who ran the gpvernment's wartinj* atom bomb project. Lieut. G'Sn. Leslie R. Groves deposes that the failure of that nation's, foreign policy makers to face reality in dealing with Russia has brought about the present uneasy, state of world affairs. A most culpable error, the atom general believes, was the decision to let the Russians march triumphantly into Berlin while the Anglo-American forces stood benevolently by. This decision was made by Roosevelt, over the protest of Churchill, and acquiesced in by Eisenhower. The U. S. is still trying to recover its balance because of that incongruous gesture, he states. General Groves estimates that a quarter of a million American lives were saved by development of atomic armament and that the bomb gave the country a breathing spell In a critical period of TOternationa] affairs. in Oklahoma have served no purpose in preventing floods. On the basis of past experience it Is hard to eee where citizens of Oklahoma would be benefited to the extent of $103,000,000. The entire West is suffering from a plague of dams. Dozens of projects are under construction, and dozens of others are being agitated. At a time when there ia need for economy there isn't the slightest excuse for putting more millions into dam projects for which there is little or no need. Let Him Without Sin VuteranB AdminiHtratlon has had $2,800,000.000 impounded for some time. It is overpayment by veterans on government life insurance. The refunds could have started months ago. But there's a political campaign up next year so the. wise party heads in Washington decided to start the re- fundn niixt January. By the lime the void crinvuHnlnR gets hot next summer, they calculated, the money should have trickled down to the graesrooln to give the country a maximum appearance of prosperity. Now comes word from over the country that the veterano nro anticipating this money. They arc spending it now by cstabllHhing credit lines or borrowing against their prospects. Thtjse who aren't doing HO, It in figured, nre the kind who wil! put the money away when they get it as a part of their personal security program. The result will be a very much smaller stimulation over the nation at campaign time. Washington will be extremely Inconsistent, if it holds a grudge against the veterans. The veterans merely are following: a modern Washington practice. Spend all the money you can lay your hands on and then mortgage the future to spend a lot more. It would be hard to find an administration politician who has not sinned along that line to cant the first stone. Plague Of Dams Citizens of Oklahoma have become aroused over proposals to build more dams in that state. The latest is a proposal to spend $103.000.000 on a dam across the Canadian River near Eufaula. The proposed reservoir would destroy 30.000 acres of the best farm land in the state. Army engineers admit it would be a silt trap and would outlive its usefulness in SO years. Darns previously constructed Latest wrinkle in the more abundant life is that the government is propping the price of prunes. Jawaharlal Nehru is a guest of the United Slates. Americans needn't worry about that first name. Just call him Jaw. Do You Remember? One Year Ago The Rev. Don^d L. Kent wan installed as pastor of the Salem Lutheran church. Mrs. Morris Rosenblatt, president of the Naugaluck Chapter of Hadassuh, left for Atlanlic City, N. J., to attend the 34th annual convention of Hadassah. 20 Years Ago Fred Hormonal scored three touchdowns an Naugatuck blanked Wilby, 33-0. Mrs. Catherine Moore, of Aetna street, had as her guest, her daughter, Mrs. Anna Leonhardt. of Boston. John Doran seldom goes back to work after noon lunch without first buying an ice crcum conn ...cold weather hasn't discouraged the practice either. A group of borough Hoy Scouts recently hiked through High Rock Park and stopped off at -Jim Fairehlld'K home on Hunters' Mountain. . .taking part. In. tin- hike were Curl Wovay, Hill AlU-n, -lay Fowler, John Campbell, Jim Fail-child, Russell Savard, Henry Valentine and l>e»Wc« Valentine...on the trip tho IMIJ-S cooked their own meals anil several imsscd Scouting tests. Many happy ri-tiirmi of I he ila/ to Bernle iKikllp.H, Park Place, who was 18 years old Thursday . . . Jan Jones has a knack for' designing costumes. . .two of her designs, one worn by bet' son, Jirnmy, were prize winners in the; Legion's Halloween contest earlier this week. Here Is Connecticut's fatal mi- dden t report for the first nino months of this year number of accidents, 111; person* killed, I2H; pedestrians, 3fi adults and !l children; operators killed, 39; occupants killed, adult, 38, and children, five; bleyrliHl« MUeil. one adult and onn ebilil ,Nau- gatuuk, luckily, did not phiy a part in the traffic death figures this year, anil last year escaped wllioul a fatality.. .lis's keep that record anil protect our residents Drive, and Walk Carefully. The star boarder al the home of Floyd and Doris Wooster IH Sparkcy, a five weeks old tan cocker spaniel. . .Sparkey is as much a favorite with mothe.ran-J dad as he is with the children. Never let it l>e said that Warden Harry Cater is to be beaten to the; punch.. .out riding wll,h Mrs. C. and another r.oupln a week or so ago, the Warden took a spin through the new West Rock tunnel, much abend of th" tlmn It wa» HchttdiilRd for official opening, no one Iliads an ittleitipt to stop him, ho said, so he went right through. Bob Blomberg and Ray Hotch- IttKd wort; among those attwndlrif; the Navy-Nolro Dame football game last weekend in Annapolis,. Md....thc boys also had a visit with Midshipman Jim Bovay of the boiough. Jeanne ll:u;kett, a senior at l.asclf Junior College, Auburn- ilale, Mass., IN a member of I bo Workshop Players and In tho citsi of u play, "Some Women Were Talking," which Is to be presented tonight nt the college. . .her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hackett of Spring street. WALTER WINCHELL In New York CJnorKf! O'Nnlll, who nuy» lio't mi old iiiillquo fan, hux vlnlmml tin! tlclii-l fi>r two wn hud for the Boston Antique .Show to he held in Mechanics \l<iMdln|t, BoHton, during th<! of Nov. 14 ti» l!)...ho|in you enjoy It, George. The Joseph Dureltes are enjoying their ni;w television not... The Donald Kaufman's had 'a group of th« neighborhood small fry in for a television party as a pnrt ol thoir Halloween celebration. A small, ffoiu football wan found ye»t«r<Iay morn I UK on Church Hlrwt nwir " Illinium court by u riwlilcnt, who <lrc»|>pn<l It off at tho News offIce...looks us though some high school KtiKtanf. might have lont It off it chuln. Thanks much to the Alvmbto Association of the NaugatucK Chemical for the invite to it's dessert-bridge nnd fashion show Friday night, Nov. 11, in Oilil Fellows hall. Joanne, Brciinun and Gladys l^nltrmtn know thrir alphabet now, If they nove-r <lld bofori;. . the girls, working in the USWH- wor'H office, are nortlnjf out hmi- ili-cds ol property UH(H In alplia- l>oll<! order, Belated congratulations to Mr. and Mrn. Joseph Kclley of Hillside nvunun, who oliBC-rvcd their 21st wedding anniversary Monday. . .Mrs. K. is a native of Middletown. Mrs. John J. Wrlnn of Ward street attended a concert Tuesday night in Woolficy Hall, New Httven, by the New Haven Symphony orchestra. . .William Ku- pell, pianist, was gURHt Hololnt. Congratulations were in order yesterday for Mr. and Mrs. C. Roscoe Cam of Maple street, who observed their 25th wedding an- nlveraary...the celebration will take place tomorrow night. TCtoctrlc control boxofi for the Christmas street, lights were Installed in the borough yesterday. .State Representative Adam Meni;iie,el was III New Haven on lujHlncKH yeHtenlay morning... lie's getting ready ti. go all out in un effort to get Ndugattick nt least. $50,001) In slate nlcl grant* for school building. The West Side Community Club contestants tame out victors in a. <]iil/, show presented over rmllo ntntion WATR Wednesday night. . .competing against Union City Community Club con- iRHtnnlH, the victors were Paul Elmore, Mrs. Thomac Lynch and Charles Howard...the Union City competitors were Walter Stasklo- wii:/., Mrs. John Phillips and KiclmrcJ Kelley. Look And Learn 1. Who WHH the first. Vlco President, of tbi! United States? 2. What are the lines above ant below the music staff called? 3. Which ia Ihc largest bay In l.he world? 1. Who, in the Bible, was the father of Absalom? 5. What is the origin of the word "o'clock"? Answers 1. John Adams. 2. Leger lines. 3. Bay of Bengal. 4. King David. 5. It is merely a contraction o the old phrase "of the clock." TUG OF PEACE '•'•*£.$&£?&&.«.'& THE POOR, POOR NAZIS Gen Clay ordered the Nazi war crimes trials ended, in Dec. 1947. Several thousands of war criminals were released iind turned over to the Germana,. .One of tho cases waa called Commando 99— where prisoners were ordered to stand against the wall (to measure their height) and were shot in the head. The man In charge got life imprisonment. His partner, awaiting trial for the same offense —was released after Clay's order. In the Mulinedy maH»acre <'U«e, 73 were convicted,. 44 sentenced to death. But only five went to eath....Who is supplying the money here in their behalf? oachim Peiper, one of those due o die but didn't, was Hlmmler's djutant in direct line of ascend- ncy. Thirteen million Gormans were barged with Nazi affiliation at he end of the war....But as a esult of our war crimes trials nly 400 Nazis are In Jail today ...It in easier for a former Nazi o get a job—-than a former de- lazlflcatlon offlce'r. , .From 048 until SetpH. 1849, Eborhiml Ulrnko was tho denazification hlef (for us) In a small town near Hamburg. In 1930 this same Ulin>ke joined the Nazi party and or many years won a member of Hitler's S3 Elite Corps....Dr. T. Huuua, president of the new German Federal Republic, ia the proud possessor of the pro-Hitler •otlng record: In tho old Rclch- tiiK ho voted 1 to give Hitler hit) lictutorlal powers. On April 27, 1949, the New York Times reported that In the .pirevi jus three month period 800 formei zi teachers had returned to their old portions in schools of .he French occupation zone alone ...Not long ago Dr. A, G. Grace, •cturning head of American Mill tary Government's Educational Department, warned that "there s no such thing as democracy in most German classrooms". .. .Del- bcrt Clark, former Berlin correspondent of the same New York Times, this month reported that "•erman students In jackboots are once again parading the streets singing "Deutschland Uber Alles. Former Nazi tycoons are sin firing too. This year a.n official U. j>. Army Investigating committee accused Gen. Lucius Clay anj) three of his tap advisers of deliberately sabotaging U. fe. Gov't orders to break u|p. German Industrial combines. The Ferguson report made a front page *plash~and is now forgotten. Here are the facts: The end of World War II wa, supposed to mark destruction of German strength. In February 1947, the smashing of Germany's cartels became part of our ofHcia policy. Since then, practically ov cry American official anHlgned tc the job of liquidating the Nazi controlled cartels has resigned in disg-ust because of the Admlnis tratlon's off-thc-rocord attitude nf> to push too hard. As a romilt, Gor many's (plrowur monopolies are still in the handis of the very Noz industrialists who helped Hitler to the top of the ladder. I5x-Nu/,U and their former biml ness backers are quickly returning to control in every quarter—Includ Ing the press of the country. Las month the Allied powers turnei back to German authorities = right to decide who may publish newspapers. Within a few weeks under the new German regime scores of sheets announced pub llcation plans —three fourths o them by former Nazis.. .Among th old Hitler editors and Goebbels aide who arc active again are Max Win kler, Herbert Bobaltsky, Othma Best. Please mall this column to your Jnited States Senator with a demand for an Immediate Investiga- ion. Foreign correspondent Drew Mid dleton cabled recently that "80 o more frankly pro-Nazi newspaper will bo founded in Bavaria".. .In August, one foreign corresponden revealed in a special dispatch from Munich that Fritz Schneider, frlen. of Goerlng and former editor of hi "National Zeitung," was just up pointed director of the newly re organized German newa agency Trans-Ocean. Schneider, a frien of many Nazi leaders, the rcpor added, was never investigated b the denazification courts. On September 2, 19^, thin up poarod In tho New York Ttme» "Straublng, Germany (Reuter's)The first newspaper licensed, by -th Military Government In Bavaria tho Nicclor Bayrlsche Nachrlchten ceased publication today In face o competition from a former officla Nazi newspaper, revived after th scrapping of licensing restrictions .. .The former Nazi newspaper, th Straubinger Tageblatt, reappcaro today. It is owned by Dr. Georg Hu her, who published the paper un dor the same name during tho en tire Nazi regime and was black listed by ahe Military Gov't afte the war." .lust UN former Nazi editors arc back at their newspaper desks, s ex-Nazi politicians are struttin back into elected office...In Aug ust the U. S. Military Governmen discovered that six candidates o the Free Democratic party electc to the West German Parliamen were former Nazis... A newl formed political group — claimin Otto 3tra»Bor as its leader—IH calle the League for German Revlva Its platform la a return to the "be ter" aspects of Hitler's Natlona Socialism. Strasscr was one o Adolf's first cronies. . Do Germans object to ox-Nu/.ls in control of their new police de partment? Of course not. The want no Interference in digging u the graves of their victims and sol ing the remains for commercta ay. In September, the American Hilary Governor of Bavaria, M. . Van Wag-oner, had to order Geran authorities to protect the ceme- rlnes of Dachau concentration imp victims whose graves had een dug up for pottery munufac- rera. It is now clear beyond sv tthad w of doubt that the Gorman pco- e will not voluntarily clean up ie mess. This year the American Hilary Government conducted a urvoy of Gorman public opinion our occupation area. It. revealed hat a majority of German« In the . S. Zone believed that Hitler's Na- onal Socialism was a good idea adly carried out. More than 55 er cent approved Hltlorism and a lajorlty doubted their ability to arry on democratic self-gov't. about contentment — and without nld of a psychiatrist. The most uneasy, discontented people are those who find little pleasure in tbe place where they are. Distant fields always look Kreener to them, but when they c"t there they find all of the weeds and cockles of the pasture that they left. The folks who can-'t K» develop contentment and pi-are in the Hccncs that are about them. They leai'n that other people travel far to enjoy that which to them IH commonplace. WHICH LEADS to a ronfoMlon. I live at the threshold of famous Watklns Glen. I once v.-a.s its press K of boasting de- for th» (iiiiw-Step Dept: ho noisiest defender of the NII/.IH ho were convlcled for the Mul- ;edy massacre was an American idgo — E. Loroy Vnn Hoden. . .This idgo loudly denounced tho "bru- al" handling of Nazi prisoners, by he American Army, but nary a •ord from him about the atroci- ea committed by (.heso name Gcr- lans during the Battle of tho Julge. Thlft very judge Ju«t xrant- d U. S, citizenship (over the pro- cst of the United States Bureau of Naturalization) to Herbert G. Sont- off, who admits that ho was a no -time member of tho Hitler Slack Shirts... As long ago as 1934, onthoff distributed Nazi literature t the University of Georgia... All f which should be very amusing o thu maimed Bulge veterans still ying In hospital beds. 'The melancholy days are come, he saddest of the year—" Why moluncholy? What ia more oautlful than hillsides In their Aut- mn tints? What mon; slrength- ns our faith in immortality than o see nature go to sleep and know hat It will awaken in new grand- ur? Like Lincoln's poor, God must lave loved Winter or He wouldn't lave made so many of our MCBS- n^s dependent upon It or exposed o many people to "walling winds und naked woods." Only a few of nature's creatures oek \.n escape the seasons to which hoy are born. Envying the few, or mimicking them, man has come to do It more and more; until today almost as many people as birds hie hcmsclvcs to warm spots; to gloat ">ver stay-at-homes with saucy >ost,c(vrdH and oft unwanted sym- >athy. You'll think, perhaps that this Is sour grapes. Not HO, for when wo *ecl like it, Fanny and I KO South ,00, and enjoy It—but enjoy It most vhcn we've had our taste of Winter's blasts, bitter cold and depths of snow. Not that Icy streets nre conducive to contentment; just that unpleasant contrasts make the im--y mitna K e cxcjiement i<v it iaJmy, comfortable things of life shuttle from place to place from nore nm,n.Mnf,»i excitement to excitement, in vain search for tho peace that they left upon their own beurthside. Par contentment is naught, but placid state of mind; which normal, healthy people can learn to enjoy any worth-while place that they happen to be. On all the earth, what place Ia more worth-while than home? (Copyright, 19»9, General Features Corp.) Household Scrapbook Wooden Bowl The wooden salad bowl may be ilaccd near tho stove after wash- ng, but never over a direct heat f the heat Is too Intense tho wood will warp and perhaps crack, but moderate heat is necessary to dry he bowl thoroughly before putting iway. Chicken Salad You can improve the flavor of chicken salad by sprinkling a little emon juice over it. Stove Blacking Bo sure not to blacken the stove .vhlle It Is still warm. It will only require more blacking and will result In less lustor. Flower of Beauty FIIM STAR Linda DarBttfll «as named "Miss Chrysanthemum o/ iv49" by the Wholesale Flower Deal*** Association of New York, New J*r and Connecticut, honoring NatK>n- nl Flower Week. (International) Home Sweet Home By PRANK TRIPP aucnt: wrote - scription of It. Friends visit UK and climb through Its gorges and grottoes. Nearly a half million people visit it every year. Yet I have never been through WatkinB Glen. "So you should preach!" you'll say. One may preach if he has discovered that contentment comes from withlh his <]oul and not from bin surroundings. Those who cannot be content at homo will seldom find true contentment elsewhere. They excitement more appreciated. THOUGH WE REACH a time when being shut in irks us, we should not forget the joy with which we once welcomed Winter; be bobsleds, skates. Bkls nnd snowshoes; thn tramps over snowbound trails, Hlelgh-rlde parties; the kiddies' snow men, their unow forts and snowball battles In the yard. Life Is made for youth, we are ikcly to lament when chills run up our creaking backs, and fireplaces roar. Mayybe so, yet our outlook on life contributes much to discomforts which we loathe. In fact points of view create most of man's discontent. The happiest, most contented people seldom leave their native heath, some never have. One old fellow past SO now, has told me a dozen times about the single journey of his long, contented life. He went to the Chicago World's Fair the early one back in 1893. When I meet him after returning from a trip, he will ask If I was in Chicago. Then he'll be off: "I was In Chicago once" and In great '(Hall he'll go over It again, miSN- Imj nothing and always ending in chuckles as he whispers, "and I saw the hoochle-coochie too." TIIK MOTli; WE GO and the more wo see, the more we want to; and the less contentment• we are likely to get out of the spot where most contentment should abide—home. Life becomes a carnival of endeavor to go places and see things which outdo our last experience. • My contented friend hns lived 56 years of enjoyment of a trip to Chicago. His description of the Ferris Wheel still Is as vivid as If he saw it as a new invention yesterday, Airplanes fly over his house, speeding cars roar past his door, but • he doesn't want to go anywhere. Because ho went to Chicago once. Everybody can't be like thnl. Still everybody can do something it Geo. Wiggleswortb ft Son, Inc- PLUMBING, HEATING Bad AIR CONTHTIONING MAM.E STREET U Hour Oil Burner Servta* TEL. CMS COMBINATION ALUMINUM STORM WINDOWS & DOOBS NEW ENGLAND SALES CO. ALSCO 19J Bank St., Waterbury Phone JiAJMO — XKLKVISION R.C.A. — Admiral Television Bale* and Service SWAN'S Electrical Contractors Since M CEDAR ST. TEL. tS74 MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. If one is attending church services that are not familiar, should one copy the movements of the members of the congregation, or just remain stationary? A. Do what the others do, and you will show more courtesy and will be less conspicouus. Q. What Is the proper way to address Invitations lo children? A. They should be addressed to "Miss Mary Blank" and "Master John Smith." Q. Is ono ever justified in mentioning to friends and acquaintances the prices ono has paid for certain possessions? A. Never; this is extremely ill- bred. INS AND OUTS OF NAVY SHAKEUP Admiral Louis Danfeld Secretary Francii Matthews OUSTED CHIEF OF NAVAl OPERATIONS, Adm. Louis K. Denfeld (left) leaves tho Washington office of Undersecretary of Navy Dan Kirnball, While, at right, Navy Secretary Francis Matthews prepares to answer a hurry call from the White House. (International Soundphoto) BUTKTfB \tlantic Service Station Fern and Cheotnut SU. NOW OPEN!! 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