Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 10, 1949 · Page 11
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 11

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Thursday, November 10, 1949
Page 11
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N EW YORK— A great deal of research, conducted at considerable personal expense, has disclosed that as far as can be determined, only two people ever were born in the town of Hoboken, N. J. One is a sometime baritone named Sinatra and the other a talented* newspaper columnist who shamefully capitalized on the fact and wrote a book called The World Ends at Hoboken (advt.) He shall be nameless. In s P' te of tnis remarkable turn of events, th«e still are somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 persons living in Hoboken. a strange and almost for g°«en town which lies just due west ,. of New York across the Hudson river. Hebektn't H«imer This is some 20,000 less than lived there a .. - , . quarter of a century ago, and it would seem that ultimately, like Pompeii. Hoboken will disappear from the face of the earth. Meanwhile, however, the 50,000 die-hards arc fighting it out gamely; they have just begun celebrating the 100th annlver- sary of their town's incorporation, as a matter of fact. My mother used to tell me that we moved from Hoboken when I was six months old because she was afraid that one of the whisky bottles flying out the windows wogld hit me on the head as I paraded by in my carriage. . She always was a melodramatic soul, however, and she may have exaggerated, although it is true that I have a tiny scar on my left temple that never has been explained satisfactorily. As you can see. nonetheless, even at that date so long ago Hoboken was beginning to acquire its reputation— which reached a peak thTworl e ' dai " k yCarS ° f pronlblt ' OR — as tne wettest city. in f A , NUMBE * OF NOTABLE FACTS about Hoboken ve « th eS « T tS Ca " P ° int W ' th P rld «-Stcphen Foster once lived there, the first game of organized. baseball was played there- E / ar ^'^ P °t Wr ° te tendcrlv of t"e place-but for at least BO years Hoboken has been known almost solely as the place where you can get a armn. It is only one mile square, but in around 1930, the Anti-Saloon league made a thorough, detailed survey of that one mile and unearthed 249 saloons. There were, furthermore, only three streets in Uie whole area that didn't have at least one saloon on them This was during the reign of Mayor Bernard McFccly, who ruled Hoboken for 21 years as an underling of Frank Hague, and who had a devilishly busy time denying rumors that there was drinkinir and gambling going on in his bailiwick. It was along about the same time that Christopher Morley a onetime Rhodes scholar and author, brought a touch of precocious- nes» to the old town Vy establishing a repertory theater for such producuons as Tftr Drunkard, The Black Crook and other mothballs that were better left interred. The entertainment was dubious, but just as it becomes the thing to do to lunch In a certain midtown eating. joint because everyone H bok*' °* came de Ti Stur to spend an evening a week over in The project flourished and I believe that Mr. Morley's associate Oeon Throckmorton, even wrote a book about it ultimately, but ^™rt*?t e T ?" urchjlrs »" d Rotor's learned, the fickle public turned its attention elsewhere and Hoboken lapsed once more from toda seacoast of Bohemia" into the quiet, seedy town that It if V,, 8 « IUND ° F GABDEN '" the uptown branch of th« Metropolitan Museum of Art called The Cloisters, where it seems on entering it, as if you had turned back the clock a thousand yeara and were in an ancient Grecian or Roman home. You get that same feeling, on a somewhat rougher scale, on entering Hoboken The houses along the waterfront are wcathcrbcaten and battered the longshoremen dress as they must have 40 years ago and there ' however. Hoboken retains the reputation of which ° re * entcel citizens— and there are many-are not so Through some combination of ordinances and machinations the curfew for saloons there is 6 a. m.-and at 3 and 4 in the morning r^i"« %°?v, Se « a H Ve NCW Y ° rk inns Bhut down for a blather, the th^* " tUbe trains carry cou ""ess tipplers over into the last seacoast of Bohemia for a nightcap thf^ 1 ' 061 f uardln S the ferrv houses, turn back the drunker ones, but they are lement-for to the lover of the wine when it is red, Hobo- Ken FIRST AID FOR YOUNG CASUALTY takes one -year-old Yolanda from the arms of her Retail Division Planning Election A nominating committee to prc- fcent a slate of officers to servo in 1950 will be appointed Tuesday evening at a meeting of the retail division of the Xaugatuck Chamber of Commerce at 6:15 o'clock in An;ienb<?rg's Park Place Restaurant. Chairman William Schpero v.-:M conduct the business meeting, dining which plans also will be discussed for the Christmas shopping hours and holiday program BEARS 'WEIGH 800 The a%-erage adult brown bear weighs about 800 pounds. COMPENSATION Edwin Hergcsheimer, Bethany, will receive weekly payments of $32 beginning Oct. 2 for third degree burns of the back, sustained in the employ of the U. S. Rubber Co., according to an agreement approved yesterday by Workman's Compensation Commissioner Harry Krasow. FIAK MAGNET LIFTS 13 CARS A six-ton electro - magnet has enough magnetic force to lift 13 average size automobiles. CORN MUFFIN MIX QUALITY THEY ALL TRY TO COPY When quality is your guide, you'll buy Flakorn. Same fine ingredients you use. Precision- mixed to make about 12 delicious corn muffins at every baking. Also makes delicious pancakes, waffles. NAPGATCJCK NEWS (CONN.), THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 19IO-.PAGE II Isn't America A Wonderful Country I All over the world today there are people teaching bitterness and hate. Here in America we have learned to live together in friendship. For us here at A&p, it has been a wonderful and thrilling experience to get from those with whom we compete day after day such astounding evidence of friendship and respect The things that have happened since the anti-trust lawyers from Washington brought suit to destroy A&P have amazed us. While we sincerely believed that we had earned the friendship of millions of consumers for whom we have provided better food at lower prices, and the friendship of millions of farm families for whom we have provided a better market for their produce, we were not prepared for the avalanche of offers of support. But most of all, we have to confess that we had underestimated the fine •portsmanship of many of our competitors all over the country. Can anyone believe that these competitors would rush to our defense if, as the anti-trust lawyers allege, we had been trying to put them out of business? We and they have fought hard for business. There are nearly 350,000 individual grocers competing with us. They have a larger share of the nation's grocery business today than they had ten years ago or tw.enty years ago. Many of them do as good a job as we do, and they make it plenty tough for us. Now, day after day, these same competitors are letting us know that they are in our corner. All we can say is, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Isn't America A Wonderful Country! Who . hollered for Uncle? Who wants him to break up A&P? COULD IT BE INDEPENDENT GROCERS? Doesn't seem likely. In ten yeurs America's independent storekeepers almost tripled their business. In 1938 they did just under 5>/2 billion dollars worth of food business. Last year the independent storekeepers handled over 15 billion dollars worth of food. WHOLESALE GROCERS? Hardly. For many of them are directly or indirectly engaged in or supporting some form of voluntary or cooperative chain to match chain economies. THE EMPLOYEES? That would be funny - except that some folks probably believe it. Actually, less than 25 years ago many food chain stores could have paid all expenses - rent, heat, light, wages, etc. - out of the money a store manager alone gets paid now. And the •tore manager of 25 years ago would have been happy to get what a clerk gets today. PRODUCERS? Well, take farmers. Certainly part of their prosperity must be attributed to the markets that big chains create for them. The big chains buy the entire pack of many a cnnnery. Those canneries pack the formers' crops. What would the farmer do with his highly perishable crop if the food chains were eliminated as big volume buyers? COMPETING CHAINS, MAYBE? No. Practically every chain in the grocery business had more sales last year than the year before. One chain that we know a lot about increased its food business 21% last year and is'up 19% in the first eight months of this year. THEN IT CERTAINLY MUST BE THE PEOPLE! Like fun. If the people hated food chain stores, would they have spent 9'/j billion dollars in them last year? Folks like the low prices and high standards of chains — and the better the chains are run, the better folks like them. Doei This Sound as Though We Need Help? Thorofare Super Markets came into existence 10 years ago. The food chains Thorofare replaced were doing about three million dollars worth of business a year. Housewives liked our policies well enough to boost their purchases in our 90 stores to obout 30 million dollars a year. We call that a vote of confidence. And wo'ro going to keep right on proving that as long as we stick to good brands and botter-thon-average selections at rock- bottom prices, we can compete with anybody in the business. And keep right on growing, tool * * * We don't believe any chain will be punished for being efficient, or for pleasing housewives so well that it is forced to grow. We, too, believe that it is a storekeeper's duty to bring the public the best food at the lowest possible prices, and hope to see the chain store way of doing business vindicated. And as long as the producers, the employees, the customers, the wholesale grocers, the independents and the competing chains thrive so well, wo will continue to think it'» a good way to do business. •* Z°*» less n' n '*•" ,'"'" • W n"""' •«T el 110 c <W4,7 ••• «»ff" oc '""c*,C" r ' fi '' $££* ««"i °*£7L' c 'i'fe arc silii _ ''Tint,. ' " '«« /4_i>.. 1 or nnt " •"«« the *« ,!„ , " rc '« n« .. ° e *ll'l i t»O L lltts arva " W *>t i/.""* '• ll, '° Ca ' en*,' ^° ar c h * p Occrv n i, irp ^"°n«or. "Wo a»j y * °nrf •. . U8 "ien« • " f c«dy j 0 s "i g^^rr We Agree With A&P Y«i, wa wanf our A&P comp.tlfor, »o stay in busman on thair preiont ,calo bocaus. w . know what it would maan to the American paopl. without them. W. .r. only on* ,»ore and ara ,f,i v . ing to »n<e our community with good food at low pricw, but th. AtP i. , nationwide organization serving th. Amorlcar. p.oplo av.rywh.ra with good food at low prices. D.itroying th, A&P would .H m . mating compaction nationally in th. food fi.ld which .v.ry poor man know,, the major portion of hi, salary. We congratulate th* A&P for • job wall don.. Keep up jh. fjghf. W. wlcom. any » air comp.tltlon which help, ui bring low.r food pric., to th. consumer. I Welcome A&P Competitions BECAUSE SCHWEGMANN BROTHERS •IANT SUPER MARKET 2222 St. Av.n.. Ney/ Orleans ?rsU •iJJf'.^k 1 ^^ *»?u* • The ereat A&p is not detrimental to the progress hLJ ? e h gr °S e ? y , business. On the contrary, A&P has always been beneficial to any open-minded businessman who be- PAFR PI Av EE ^ N ™F R »! E - Foundcd on the principle of £"» PLAY and FAIR PRICES, A&P developed from a humble start to its present commanding position in the field of retail merchandising. tested and £„?•, * ? i, A&P "» ho l ds the ri K h ts an* privileges of a good «r? «£ T'lJ £ n ° w * thls from Personal experience A&P is ever on the lookout to promote sincere and ambitious employees to trustworthy and important positions and has never f«r S h?£« J?f S?*^ ?*' 2 ny cm P lo y cc *<> enter into business . « h'" 186 "- A&P helped me to start in business ... IS THAT •BUSINESS? NO!° MPANY MONOPOLIZ1N G THE GROCERY -™ ai i S& fetdnu,., * nef °odbu*in A»P taught m« to serve^he public BETTER—MORE ECONOMICAL and MORE EFFICIENT, thanks to the start given me by B. F. VINSON. •. • • • During the depression of the thirties, A&P paid'! higher wages than any other chain. A&P has striven to keep up the standard of living in this country. I shudder to to ils 110 ' 000 " p^f SIMPSON'S SUPER MARKETS 765 Moreland Ave., S. E. ^580 McDonough Blvd., S. E. Atlanta, Georgia ,• *Mr. Simpson was named "Grocer of the Year for 1948" bv the National Retailer Owner Grocers' Association. PITTSBURGH, PA. ' "'-'.T< THE GREAT ATLANTIC & The Anti-Trust Suit Against The Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. This suit is another threat against our great American system of free enterprise. The A&P Co. has always been clean, above board competition and any successful independent merchant, if he is honest, will admit that they have taught him a great many things regard* ing merchandising, reducing overhead, bet* ter buying, etc., thus lowering food cosU for the great American Public. QUALITY GROCERYaMARKET H.T.VAN NATTA R.O.VAM NATTA WATSEKA, ItUNOtS PACIFIC TEA COMPANY

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