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PAGE 4—NAUGATPCK NTCWS (CONN.). MONIMY. NOV. 7, 1040 J i; ti ! Bv«rjr Bvenfnff ifisoept Sunday) by CHE NADGATUCK NEWS CORP. NAUGATUCK, CONN. Telephones 2228 and t»» • AB Department* Bntered as second clau matter at the port office in Naugatuck. Oonn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance I Month ...»1.80 1 Tear S1B.60 Member: American Newspaper Pub. Ass*n W. B. Daily Newspaper Put. Asrfn Conn. Newapaper Publisher* Ass'n MONDAY, NOVEMBEK 7, 1949 Famous Old Bird Death has taken at Ft. Monmouth, N. J., its most famous war veteran and history's most famous bird. The Methuselah of homing pigeons, Kaiser, served in both World Wars. He was 32 in February which is four times longer than the average life span of homing pigeons. He died at an age which corresponds to 160 human years and outlived 12 mates. Fro.n his 77 offspring had come great - great - great - great grandchildren which he helped train as carriers in the last war. World War II was notable for the extent to which armies were mechanized. Horses and mules •were eliminated from combat duty. But for the first time dogs were used on a large scale and there were 17,000 pigeons in service, eight times as many as in World War I. Of these many were trained, with Kaiser's help, at the Army Signal Corps' Ft. Monmouth. World War I produced many famous pigeons. There was Mocker ,20 years old when he died in 1937. He carjried 33 official messages for the 77th Division and lost an eye in service. Spike, another AEF hero, carried 52 messages. A gallant hero was the pigeon, President Wilson, which came through with its message even though its left leg had been shot off. World War II brought a hero's decoration to GI Joe, a strutting "ittle cock that carried a message that saved the lives of more than 1.000 British soldiers in Italy. In 1947 GI Joe was flown to Eng- iind to receive from the Lord Mayor of London the Dickin tledal for Gallantry. Distinguished ;-arvice was performed also by Durma Queen, Jungle Joe, Snooky &::d many other birds. But only Kaiser lived long enough to serve in both wars. And only he served on both sides. V/hen he died, he still., wore the a'.umlnum band, -with-the seal of the German imperial crown, -which 1 falser Wilhelm's army put on bis leg before he was captured l,y the Americans in a trench In r.'.ie Meuse offensive in 1918. Now ' career becomes one of those r.reat animal legends which the human race cherishes with affection and admiration. Where The Money Goes The Economic Cooperation Administration is an organization set up to spend the taxpayers' money in behalf of world recovery. It channels millions of dollars to the various nations in the form of goods presumably needed to help put those countries on their economic feet, and make them more nearly self supporting. Some of these expenditures are a bit unusual as viewed from an outsider's standpoint. A recent list includes items which at least intrigue the imagination. England, presumed to be on the verge of economic collapse, gets $3,450.16 for a machine to make golf balls. The excuse is that it would help that country improve its manufacturing industry. France invested $16,900 for small airplanes, supposed to be needed in agriculture. More than half a 'million goes -to Belgium for motorcars and trucks. France also got several hundred dollars in material for seat covers. The Dutch government received 4276,000 for jeeps to go to the Dutch East Indies, where there is a -war against the republican government. The Belgians spent additional funds for brewing machinery and a bottle washer went to Scotland. EGA sent $26,000 worth of parts for sporting guns to Denmark. The list can be continued almost indefinitely. So long as American taxpayers are helping to foot the bill they should at least take a passing interest in. just where their money is going, and what it is being spent for. Saving Criminals , An interesting experiment in* criminology is being conducted in Florida, where a young man, charged with many violations of the law has submitted to a brain operation in the hope it will put an end to criminal tendencies. The young man seemed to be always acting under a compulsion to break the law, and asked permission of the court about to sentence him for life as a habitual criminal to undergo the operation. Originated by Prof. Antonio Egas Montz,, a famous surgeon of Lisbon, the plan has been widely discussed by medical scientists as n moanst of hulling criminal tendencies. Briefly, the operation consists of separating frontal brain segments, and is most delicate and tedious. Months will be required to discover how effective it will be, and during that period the patient must be confined and given careful treatment. It can be performed only with the full consent of the patient. Students of criminology have long been puzzled by the problem of habitual offenders. Imprisonment has no effect in halting such crimes. The Florida young man was a chronic forger, who told the court he would rather be dead than continue a career of crime. The outcome of the experiment is awaited with great interest in medical circles. The Basic Problem Desyite the slaughter of the second world war the population of Europe has leaped ten millions' over the pre-war figure. Germans are jammed into a territory smaller than ever before. Italians without colonies are stewing in their inadequate homeland. Few Britons care to migrate to sparsely settled lands in the empire, preferring the austerity of their island on the American dole. • No one sees how the 70 million Japs are going to make it, squeezed in their little archipelago. Japan has always had economic relations with China and may in the future gravitate toward Russia which controls China. Chronically overpopulated lands like Indian and China remain overpopulated despite the ravages of famine, disease and civil war. The population pressure in relation to natural resources is the world's basic problem. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Mrs. Dorothy Benson was reelected master of Beacon Valley Grange. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knowles and son, Brian, of Park avenue, were spending the week with Mr. Knowles' parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Knowles, of Pittston, Pa. 20 Years Ago Herbert Johnson was installed as commander of Post No. 17, American Legion. Frederick Chandler, an official of the U. S. Rubber Co. Footwear plant, was in Boston on business. Look And Learn 1. What percentage of ; automobiles in the U. S. are used for necessary purposes and what percentage for pleasure? 2. Who was the last President of the U. S. to wear a mustache? 3. What is the average age of persons in the United States? 4. What causes rainbows? 5. How many distinct diseases can be traced to flies THE CLOCK A book published by the Yale University press tells how to spot a Communist. . .According to the book, written by a former party member, Communists are told to arrive at meetings precisely on time, because arriving- too early attracts attention and arriving too late - "exposes the comrade who is waiting for you"... So watch out for that guy who's on time for meetings.. .He may be a little pink. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kelley of Hillside avenuo, who celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary Oct. 31, were married by the Rev. Charles Kavanagh, new permanent rector at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Watcr- biiry.. .At that time, Father Kav- anafrh was curate iit St. John's church, MiddletowrK Nordy Naugcs reports the Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. plans to go to great lengths to decorate Odd Fellows Hall for tbeir annual firemen's ball to be held Thanksgiving Eve...also on tap that night is the annual military ball of Gold Star Post, Catholic War Veterans at Falcon Hall. Jim Nurdfllo tells us his three- year-old nephew, just returned here from Jamaica, British West Indies, speaks English Ivith a pro- 'nounced Jamaican accent... the lad learned to speak while in that country with his mother and dad. .. .his father is an Air Force sergeant The latest fad for high school boys seems to be the wearing of beat-up soft ha'.s arranged in a pork-pie style... The Straitsville Slickers made a big hit at the Methodist Church fair last Thursday and Friday evenings... the boys are liable to run ahead of Spike Jones if they keep at it. Pete Zaiko is a member of the committee making arrangements for the American Legion's 30th annual Armtistic Ball.. .His name was omitted from our story yesterday...The affair is being held Nov. 12. in Pythian hall, to be preceded by a steak dinner in St. Michael's parish house, at 8:30 o'clock. Bridge fares, and there are a grout number of them In Naufja- tuck, are very happy now that Mrs. Walter I. Baker has started her tournaments again... it's really an undertaking and Mrs. B. does a good job at handling them. of Francis street, will have three candles on his cake... we'll tell you later about the wonderful gift he's going to receive. Hubert Stone and F. S. McDonald of the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council in Hartford, say the Naugatuck charter revision study is coming along fine. ...Harold Perry has put a great deal of time and effort Into the revision, which should be completed within the next couple years. v Someone has come up with a HUtrgcBtion for the name of the new housing project being contemplated In the borough... we asked for It, and got it.. ."Wiga- tuck" Buessed It.. ."Nauga- wam" and "Wigatuck" make for "Wigwam". Completing a year of married life yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. George Kalvaltis of Lounsbury street.. .Mrs. is the former Hedwig Sterniak... yesterday also was the 14th wedding, anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lloyd Durette of Beacon Valley road. Mrs. August Esperstedt, 26 Neagle street, asks us to publish the following poem written by her... HOW TO LIVE You've got to love to be loved, Having a singing heart to love song, You've got to kiss to be kissed, Have faith when your dreams go wrong. You've got to live to know life, Have suffered to understand pain, Have memories locked in your heart, To be stirred by a loved refrain. You've got to give to receive, For giving enriches,the soul, Spread sunshine If'you'd feel the sun, Help others—that's life's sweetest goal. Notice of change of address conies from Aviation Cadet Bill Becker... friends now may wri*? him at the following address... A-O William C. B.-cketr, AD 15313838, Student Detachment, Reese AFB, Lubbock, Texas... he formerly was stationed in San Angel o, Texas. Answers 1. Seventy-seven per cent for necessary purposes, and 23 per cent for recreation. 2. William H. Taft. 3. About 29 1-2 years. 4. The reflection and refraction of sunlight in drops of rain. 5. Thirty. It's congratulations tomorrow for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andersen of Fairview avenue, who will celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary. . .Thelma is executive secretary of the local Red Cross chapter. Many happy returns of the day tomorrow to Mrs. Clayton S. Davis of North Hoadley street. . .and little "J. P." Donahue, son of Managing Ed. and Mrs. Joe Donahue Dr. George Du Bois, Church street dentist, was a little tired Friday morning.... cause was found to be the strenuous night before when he and his wife attended a barn dance • sponsored jointly by the auxiliary of the Waterbury Dental and Medical societies in Waterbury. Birthday greetings were in order Saturday for John San An- gclo, year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael San Angelo...and Nick Mancini also celebrated a birthday yesterday... Today is happy birthday to Raymond Karaban, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bronislaw Karaban of Beacon Falls... he's nine. "JACK" AND THE CORNSTALK WALTER WINCHELL MAN ABOUT TOWN Mrs. George S. Patton (widow o£ the famed general) can wed another Army officer if she wishes... Playwright Wm. Saroyan filed for a Las Vegas divorce.. .In-laws' insist the rumors about the Van Johnsons are seelee. . .Coasters argue that Ginger Rogers' estranged groom Jack Riggs is stuck on no other femme but Reva Fredricii (Robert Mitchum's Girl Friday) at •RKO...The Alexander Kirklands' re-take didn't take... Ralph Bellamy's ex-wife, Alice, is very ill at LeRoy.. .Yuletide toy sales will amount (they say) to about $300 million at mfrs' prices...All those items about Janet Leigh (about 10 middle-aisle with A. Loew. JJr.) are veddy intristlng, but how about Stanley Reames, to whom she happens to be hitched?. . .Model Joan Lyle's heartache (and wrlsls) mended before she got back from Paris. She's in Atlantic City wit: her family—her best friends. Bu she had to get kicked in the teet; and heart by others lo Find Tha Out. to S. American coffee-growers in December at The Baca Raton Club To try 'and convince them that rising prices will ruin them ... The Roney-Pleasure Hotel '(which doesn't olpen till the 12th) .has a terrific advance biz. More than 100 per cent reservations— over last Nov. 1. This doesn't include conventions and Christmas trade. . .The putting green at that hotel is probably the most valuable in the world. Jerry Cooke's the pro. It's appraised at $5,000 per sq. foot and is now 6,000 ft. Warning: If you got killed In plane crash in the U. S., your lif has no intrinsic value so far as in surance underwriters give a dam ...Unless you take out special tri insurance, your kin may not get cent...They may get a settlemen in full (via courts) for work pu into perfecting a gem, a muslca instrument, a suit or coat, etc.. But the only thing without value i human life.. .Underwriters seel protection (against paying dam ages) under the "lex loci delicti (the law of the land) where' th accident happened...And no stat has the same law.. .Maryland a' tows only $300 top for funeral ex penses.. .And then you gotta prov the family depended on you fo support. At the Grade Mansion receptioi for Pres. Truman two tables wer set up, one for dignitaries—the oth er for political hacks. Some doa put Bernard Baruch next t "Gen." H. Vaughan at guess-which table?.. .Truman's trump card ii his fight with the Admirals wil be Jyorres'taVs personal diary.. Why some colyumists can't be re conciled to Franco, Peron & Co This is how low politics has fallen Anti-Fascist Russia has signed trade deal with anti-Communs Spain!.. .Britain's Labor Party de! egate to the UN (Hector McNeill Is spending most of his time with the swanky North Shore (L. [.' high - stake - poker-and-golf set.. American and Russian weathe bureaus are working in perfect har mony, In spite of the Cold War. . V P. Barkley's bride-to-be can b called a V. P. too. Very Pretty. Want two tickets for "South Pa- ciflc" The Cerebral Palsy. Recre aticnal Center is offering a pair— second row (center) for the eve'fe pert of Nov. 20...And for on'.\ Kitty c! Movie villain Geo. Macready i a gentle lamb so far as Barbara Wb. K. Clark has a 3-acter title; Wm K. Clark has a Sacter titled "The Daughter." It's about Mary Todd Lincoln...The F. Rooney (he's in Ibis Collier's) expect their baby in April. Mrs. Rooney is Helen Hardy (Maurice Evans 1 Girl Fri day)... The veddy social J. .K Ewing, 3rd, and Charlotte Amea will set the date any moment... A big mag bought the life story ,f "Miss Joan" (age 20), who be- cpme "Mr. John" (via an op at Yonkers recently), but is reluctant to use it—too wow-lsh. . .The Dept of Licenses has warned certain B'way movie theaters (cheapios not to get that rough In the ads (out front) again or they'll be closed a la burlesk theaters. General cleanup campaign coming up .The Gary Cooper of Mexico (Pedro Infante), now in person at the Puerto Rico Theater, gets a higher guarantee salary than any movie star on B'way. Roosevelt Raceways bought the first 750 tickets at $10 each for the preview Nov. 22 (at the Strand) of M Berle's "Always Leave Them Laughing.' All proceeds go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund....^ TheKaisor-Frazer "Name-the-Car contest, which'will give 1000 prizes to winners (starting with a first prize of $10,000 cash), guarantees $100,000 to the Runyon Fund.... Please enrich the fund (which never deducts a. penny for cx- Ip'enses of any kind) by donating $1 when you .send in your entry, although this is not necessary to anter or win... .Please help us find the Canswcr! J. DiMagglo's $100,000 contract for 1949 got him $367.24 per tim« at bat, based on his 272 appearances at the plate. Got $1,063.83 for each of his 94 hits Lana Turner will appear very volupch- .iss in her next, "A Life of Her Own." That's why Metro demanded 1 Judy "take it off!" The outfit negotiating with Ted Wms (of the Red Sox) for hf§ own TV program say,9 "he's easy to handle." Beantown scribes kindly note.... Are Ford, the disc jock star, may chuck a lawsuit at Vocallure Fran Warren. Says he ink'd her to a contract when she was a hopeful and Ip'oor. Sara Vaughan's Paramount booking Nov. 23, is when she is expected to zoom to the top of the class...The Jerry Brookses ("Little Annie Rooney") expect, their 2nd... .They are yelling that the prettiest receptionist in .town is at "Flair." Dorothy McGuire- and-Jeanne Grain-stuff. Miami Beach Hotel execs have a great plan. They claim most visitors from the North hail from New York, Chicago, Detroit. So they may put up sigas on the busiest corners there offering not only the correct time but also the current temperature at Miami Beach. Heluvanldea.. .Cfcffee distributors in the U. S. will give a big blowout A glamorous wedding: will turn out to be a big mistake and it shouldn't be allowed. The groom- to-be is a Raving Swish. . .The widow of a cowiboy star was taken for most of the money he willed her in an unwise "idyll".... A well-known radio announcer was severely beaten up by his ex- wife's new husband. He had called both foul names over the phone . . .Maria Neglia is the new dahl- ing of the S'sicty Poddy crowd Two offers at $1,500 to ilddle at private affairs— .What a month >for Si!r|nsons . Gcraldinc Simpson of The Soc. Reg. (and the Hanover, Pa., elite-) and ABC pro ducer Robt. Steen wil] be Mendsls- MM An 8 "'' Yankeas announcer Mel Allen merging with a teacher at Vassar? Howaboutha/??? James O'Connor's dghtr Mauri on" P- W h d ^ J £ meS Patrick Ca "n°» on Feb^ 4. Pop's the Journal-Am- encan drama editor. Cannon is an MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. What are the duties of the wh ih --onor a %„ ceremon y is taking place? neares t the bride, book PUt thnrn tv, ' rn them at the proper time, and' , . the bride's train when she turns from the altar. Q. After having been introduced to someone, and you are taking your leave, what should you say' A. Two of the most popular phrases are, • I am very glad , to have met you, or. "Goodby, I hope I shall see you again soon." ^ whether Does it make any diffe one sits down from the T^ °L the left side of the chair at the dinner table? n, A ' ?,°' II doesn 't matter. Choose the side which is most convenient. Household Scrapbook Bronze Paint If applying gold or bronzi :e paint to metal siufaces, prepare the surface first by painting with a metal primer. Then mix the bronze powders with a special bronzing liquid or with a mixture of one part ben- zine to two parts of spar varnish. Apply with a brush as with regular paint Poached Eggs The spreading of eggs while poaching can be prevented if the boilinc water Is stirred in one direction and the egg dropped in the middle of the swirl. Indelible Pencil Marks made by indelible pencil may be removed from clothing bv soaking the spot in denatured alcohol before washing. Supt Chittenden Salem PTA Guest "Our School System and How It Works' will be discussed by Harold E. Chittenden, superintendent of schools, a,t a meeting- o£ the Salem School- Parent-Teacher Association Wednesday night at S o'clock in the school auditorium, it was announced today by Presiden 1 Earl C Shedd. AH parents of the school are nvited to attend. Refreshments wil be served by Mrs. Raiph Ful- pn. During the business session, a committee to survey the needo of .he school will be appointed. TVTEW YORK — Whatever the ghost In Ed ±\ McGbldrick's past was, it has been exorcised. Ed McGoldrick was a drunk, not too many years ago. Men drink for five thousand different reasons and as far as I know, McGoldrick never told what his were, for publication. But he was at it for 17 years—17 gray, clc»ady, woolly years— until he beat it. Today he is director of the City of New York's Bureau of Alcoholic Therapy, and as such he oversees the destiny of a wonderful old brown- and-yellow frame building across the street from the Bronx zoo. The building is Bridge House, and there are hundreds of men holding down jobs around th* country today who thank the day they first saw it. It was the late Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia who named the place Bridge House when he opened it officially back in 1944—as a symbol of the rough and bumpy bridge back from drunkenness to sobriety. For some time before that, McGoldrick had been working out of a single room at the Municipal Lodging House, taking the worst lush cases .he could find in the city and, in his own words, drying them up. Today, with the help of four assistants, all of them one-time drunks, McGoldrick still is drying them up, 20 at a time during three-week periods, or more than 300 a year. There are a great many more drunks than 300 in this town, but taken as a small- scale operation, the thing seems to be—well, pretty wonderful. • • • '•'. IT IS McGOLDRICK'S IDEA that alcoholism fa not a sickness, as the theorists hold, but a habit—and to tell the drunk he is sick is lust Eivine him a. crutch on which tr lean. A tall, good-looking, curly-halrea man who wears rimless glasses and loud sport coats, McGoldrick has the eloquence of a great lawyer—which, matter of fact, was what he was on his way to becoming before he decided that $25,000 a year at law wasn't comparable to the combined dividend of $5,000 or so a year and the heart-warming feeling of having rescued some guys from the snake- pit of too much Scotch. "The drunk has been hard put all of his life for an excuse," he told me today, sitting in the attractive green-painted office'which Bridge House inmates put together for him. "To say he is sick is stuff and nonsense. "There's nothing nice about a drunk; nothing glamorous. He's just a man who hasn't straightened his life out and who has preferred to let it slide. It's a habit, nothing more. And our idea is to help straighten it out." Actually, in one sense, McGoldrick—whose father, now retired was a state supreme court justice—feels there to no such thing as a drunk. There are men who drink—and that's K different thing- Their life is mixed up and it comes out drunkenly. "You might be just as off the beam as a drunk," he told me, "and ' yet you wouldn't drink. You'd go home and be a louse or a grouch or stick pins into babies. "However, if you wanted badly enough to straighten out your life and be a nice guy, living the good life, you could do it. It's th* same way with alcoholics." * * » • THE BIG THING AT BRIDGE HOUSE is McGoldrick's 17-point "mental diet," which he worked out for himself and now uses as a kind of code for the men he helps. One point, for instance, is, "I refuse to amuse others with my drinking escapades of the past. My abnormal drinking was pathetic not funny." Another is, "If I pray for help, I don't expect God to throw a miracle. He cannot do for me what can only be done through me Persistent effort must be made. God will provide the food—He won't cook the dinner." And so on. There are no high-flown phrases in the McGoldrick 'credo. It Is * ^practical bible, drawn up for alcoholics by an ex-alcoholic. The men at Bridge House work around the place; they make their beds, dust the rooms, help the chef and make repairs Three or four times a day they go out for walks—and "if a man wants to stop for a drink on the way home, he can do so—but he doesn't come back here. • '••-." ; "You. can reside here once," McGoldrick says, "and then only for three weeks." For a year after a man leaves, he report* beck twice a week for further study and individual help. After that, he's on his own. And a lot of them make «. And to see them do it keeps Ed McGoldrick younc. New Haven Railroad Layoff Hits 1,000 Temporary furloughing of 365 o its 5,952 mechanical departmen employes will become effective to day, it was announced las night by The New Haven Railroad Readville Shops will be affected bj a reduction of 159 men out of the 1,110 now employed there, the an nouncement stated. The 206 othc employes to be temporarily laid off are now employed at various other points in the New Haven's system. At the same time the New Haven announced that at its Maybrook New York freight car shops an additional 38 men will be employed to work on gondola car repairs to help meet a shortage in that type of equipment. The railroad's announcement also stated that 750 men who have been employed in maintenance of way projects programmed during the summer months will also be fur- "oughed. FIRE LOSS HIGH Every year 350,000 homes in the U. S. are destroyed by fire, one every two minutes. 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