Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 11, 1949 · Page 2
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, November 11, 1949
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PAGE 3—NAUGATIJCK NEWS <CONN.) ( FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 194[» Gets Driving Test WHILE visiting the Royal Society for Prevention of Road Accidents in London, Princess Elizabeth takes the wheel of a mechanical driving trainer. Her expression indicates that she is quite intent on making good in the test (International-) DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Part Of French Merci Train Ends Long Journey In Kansas; Americans Who Initiated Friendship Train Never Dreamed Waves Of Good Will Would Radiate Back; Peoples Of All Nations Want To Be Their Own Ambassadors. Hays, Kans.—An old French hox- car ends its journey in Kansas to-. day. It has crossed one ocean, carried troops to a score of battle fronts and toured every county in Kansas. Probably a junk dealer wouldn't give more than 20 bucks for it; but this old car and the keepsakes inside it represent a million dollars' worth of sentiment. No one in France, when they went to all the work of loading up this boxcar, with 48 others, for Iriends in America, ever dreamed what would happen when the cars arrived. One is enshrined on tne eld state capital grounds in Louisiana; another stands in the capital grounds at Bismarck, N. D.; another Is located at Olympia, the capital of Washington; while Minnesota and Mississippi have enshrined their boxcars on their state fair grounds. Nor did^anyone in France drear/i that the contents of these cars, ranging from the flag that flew over Verdun in 1914 to mere dolls given by the poorer children of ±*aris, would be displayed in museums throughout the land from ;Louisvffle, Ky., and Ne-wark, N. J. to the capital rotundas of Wiscon- isin. Ohio and Arkansas, to the huge exhibit arranged by Grover . Whalen in New York city, into '• -which thousands of people .streamed every day, Friendship Reverberates j It has been nine months now 'since the French people;sent their boxcars to the people of America, bnt the echoes of friendship are still reverberating through big city libraries and small country schools, or carried in exhibits throughout the state. Wisconsin, like Kansas, has mounted its car on a trailer and it is still touring every county; and, after this tour is over, Wisconsin plans to box the French gifts and send them out on a five*year program of display in individual schools. Yet Wisconsin is supposed to be a Gennan-Amer• ican state. . Another byproduct of this French ' Merci Train~ has been millions of • letters sent from the children of ' the United States to the children of Franc,e This may start a chain ; of friendly correspondence lasting into the years. It would take several newspaper columns to describe all the ste>pe taken by all the 48 states to show .'their appreciation of France's appreciation. | But the most significant part of ' this whole story is that almost : no one of the many millions of ' Americans who contributed to the , Friendship Train two years ago i this month had any idea it -would • be reciprocated. i It was hoped, of course, that ' American generosity -would be ap- -, predated—though there were even 1 some skeptics as to that. But no i one had the remotest dream that !se%-eral million of the French peo- Jple would make the great effort • to load 49 boxcars with all sorts ' of paintings, statues, keepsakes ! and heirlooms—some of them 'priceless in terms of sentiment— jto send to the American people. j Exchange of Two Trains : So, 'on this Armistice Day, the tmost important conclusion to be Jdrawn from this exchange of two 'trains between the people of ^France and the peo(?le of the 'United States is that the ordinary .folks from Kansas to Normandy l—the folks who have to go out Sind do the fighting and the dying ;when wars come—are now. determ- •ined to work at diplomacy. They _don't entirely trust the diplomats. ;And it may be that in the Ion" fun they can do as much or ijnore than ambassadors — when Tiot hampered by iron curtains. : The 1918 Armistice • This is in direct contract to »hat happened 31 years ago after pie Armistice of 1918. At that time the American people,, idealistic inexperienced in the fl2ld of foreign in^K 3 ' T ere i -' ic!ine d to think that all they had to do was sign a peace £eaty an d :th( , n torget about ;t _ fhl™ 6 ' - hey ^ e!ieve d. was some- ing inscribed on beribbone :" SOJLLY,Florist; ~ : **»werB for Every Occaalon «0 BALDWIN ST. Water 1/ary tZOJV SCtJIXT, Prop. PHONE WAT. 6-7280 FLOWERS For AD Occasion* IXOWKRS TRtXGRAPHED EVERYWHERE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 1M BUBBKB AVENUE TW. MM BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 parchments which one. left to diplomats. So, shortly after the Armistice of 1918, most of the American per.- ple went back to work; the U. S. Senate decreed that we should have nothing to do with Europe; and Big Business concentrated on chasing the almig-hty dollar. "Back to Normalcy" was the watchword thrown out by Warren Harding-, and generally speaking correctly called the tune for the country. Expenditure Council Assistant Director Appointed By Atkins Thomas J. Graves, director of professional staff of the U. S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, has been appointed assistant '11- rector of the Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, it was. announced today by Car'er W. Atkins, executive director of the or- ganizaion. Mr. Graves win resign his position in Washington to take up his duties with [he council on Nov. 16. Director of professional staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee since 1947, Mr. Graves has directed the study of all federal budget requests, serving first under Sen. Styles H. Bridges of New Hampshire, and more recently under Sen. Kenneth W. McKellar cf Tennessee, present chairman of the appropriations committee. Prior to that time he served as senior budget examiner for the U. 3. Bureau of the Budget. He is a veteran of World War II, having served as an ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve, being promoted to lieutenant (jg) in 1915. Mr. Graves is a native of Newark, N. J., and studied at Rutgers University, New York University and Princeton. St. Paul's Church Members To Attend Reformation Service Members of St. Paul's Lutheran church, headed by the Rev. O. H. Bertram, (pastor, will join fellow- Luthorans of Connecticut at a m.-iHH RcfoiTnutlon service to be held Sunday afternoon /it 4 o'clock in St. John's Lutheran church. Moridon. The service is sponsored by the Bridgeport and Hartford zones of the International Lutheran Laymen's League. The Rev. Otto P. Kretzmann, S. T. M. Litt, D., r>. D.. president of Valparaiso university, Valparaiso, Ind., will deliver the Reformation message on the theme, 1949 and Beyond. A native of Stamford, he graduated from Concordia Theological .seminary and has done (post graduate work at Hartford, Columbia, John Hopkins' universities and the University of Chicago. Dr. Kretzmann recently returned from a 24,000 mile tour of the Pacific area for the chiefs of chaplains of the American armed services. During the tour, made with the Military Air Transport Service, he visited all occupation grenerals anci held retreats for service chaplains in Japan, Guam and Hawaii. Dr. Kretzmann delivered a sermon over Radio Tokyo and while in Japan addressed a gathering of 100 Japanese doctors, nurses, lawyers and professional people. The trip was intended primarily to inform American chaplains of religious trends in America., Sanitary Conditions Satisfactory At lost Tobacco Plantations Sanitary conditions were satisfactory in most of the tobacco plantations inspected during the past year by the state department of health in cooperation with local health officers, according to a report by David C. Wiggin, Housing Engineer, Bureau of Sanitary Engineering, in the November Health Bulletin. Forty-six of the 91 plantations inspected for field sanitation were rated as "good"; 42 as "fair"; and only 3 as "poor". Field inspections covered water supply services, distribution of drinking- water and sewage disposal. Fifty-seven of -.he 78 boarding and lodging houses inspected were given a "good" sanitary rating, 53 a "fair" rating and 9 a "poor" rating. Follow-up inspections were made to bring about improvements when "poor" ratings were given. Housing inspections covered water supply services, sewage disposal, kitchen and dining rooms, sleep^ ing quarters, ; ahd washroom, facilities. ... The tobacco growers are to be commended for their efforts to supply healthful working- and housing conditions for the tobacco workers, said Mr. Wiggin but there is still room for improvement. ONE OF FOUR FIREMEN killed In the crash of two pieces of fire apparatus t n u- S I"™ ore - Md - driver Joseph Remeikis (top, arrow) sits pinned behind the steering wheel of his hook and ladder. Below, a priest administers last rites to one of the victims. Five others were injured in the crash which occurred when the trucks sideswiped. (InternatioTial) Thomaston Faced With Big Bill For Sewage Disposal Measles Death Rate Drops In Past 50 Years The state death rate from measles has dropped from 20.8 deaths per 100,000 population in 1900 to .1 per 100,000 in 1948, according to a report on this subject by William M. Hoenszel, Director. Bureau of Vital Statistics in the November Health Bulletin. Deaths from measles normally result from complications, the most common of which is pneumonia, said Mr. Haenszel, and the decline n the measles death rate can be attributed in large measure to med- cal advances in the treatment of pneumonia. The use of immune -lobulin to lessen the severity of an attack of measles has also influenced the death rate. For the past ten years the death rate for towns under 10,000 population has been twice that for towns over 10,000. New London and Windham Counties had the highest rates during this period with 0.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Middlesex and Tolland Counties have had no deaths from measles since 1939. Death from measles occurred most frequently among children under five years. According to the report, nine infants under one year of age, and 24 children between one and five years died of measles in Connecticut in the last 12 years. During- this time, there were 18 deaths in the five to 14 age group and eight deaths of persons over 15 years of age. There was no significant difference in the number of deaths among boys and those among girls. Legion's Armistice Ball Tomorrow Night Th ecommittee in charge of the annual Armistice ball of Post 17, Naugatuck American Legion, to be held tomorrow night, will meet at 8 o'clock tonight at the post home and later go to Pythian Hall to decorate the hall for the dance. The ball will start with dinner to be served in St. Michael's Parish house at 8:30 o'clock, to be followed by dancing at Pythian Hall. Music for dancing will be furnished by Al Veillette and his orchestra Howard Walsh is general chairman of the committee. Thomaston votem will attend special town meeting Nov. 18 to take action on a proposal for the construction of a projected $1,427,000 sewerage system and sewage treatment plant, which the engineering firm of Buck and Buck has designed for the town. It is estimated a four mill tax will be required for a 20-year amortization of the [projects. Thomaston is located on the Naugatuck river and one of the first towns along the river, which has been asktd by the State Water Commission to eliminate pollution of the river. Thp sewage treatment facilities v.'ould provide for the preliminary removal of inorganic grit, a device for shredding larg-p foreign matter so that it may be accepted by the plant, chjorination, and the primary sedimentation of the sewage. The total estimated cost of the work based on July 1948 indices is $1,427,000, and the estimated cost of operation is $12,000. The engineers suggsst the work be financed by the issuance of general obligation bonds, by assessing the cost of lateral sewers against the adjacent benefltted property and by providing for the operation of the plant and the maintenance of the system by an annual rental paid by tborae discharging wastes into the system. The amortization of all charges or, a 20 year basis would require a four mill tax, an average assessment of 75 cents per front foot per year, and a rental of $3.50 per quarter per connection unit. Currier Electric Co. Residential — Commercial Industrial WIRING and REPAIRS Westlnghouse Appliances Tel. Naug. 4164 Assembly Gets Bills Sponsored By State Employes Association Bills affecting state employes, and sponsored by the Connecticut State Employes Association, were introduced in. the special session of the General Assembly, according, to Bernard H. McCusker, executive secretary of the association. They cover tne 40 hour, five-day week, lay-off procedure, right of appeal and merit awards. The association is concentrating its efforts on the 40-hour five-day week bill for state employes which was introduced in the House by Representative Lawrence Oilman of Bozrah. In a statement issued today, Mr. McCusker said thy.t 'employes of our slate institutions should be given this normal work week which is recognized throughout the country as the standard". The lay-off procedure and ri.jht of appeal bills were introduced in the Senate by Senator Mulvihill of the 23rd District and in the Hous.i by Representative Harold Brama.n of Middlebury. According to McCusker, these two bills are an emergency as far as state employes concerned and should not be put off as they would correct an omission in our Merit System Law. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Friday. Nov. 11 Special Me'eting, Board of Park Commissioners, 4 p. m., town Hall. Church Helpers annual fall fair, St. Michael's |mrl;ih house. Armistice Dny. Saturday, Nov. 1!J Banquet for Little League Players, YMCA. Anniversary Ball, Marine Corps League. Armistice Ball, Aimcrican Legion Post. Ladies' Marchigian society, public card party, Pastime hall, 8 p. m. Monday, Nov. M Monthly meeting of public welfare board, Town Hall, 8 p. m. Union City Community Club card party ai 8 p. m., Polish National Church hall. Naugatuck Junior Woman's club meeting, American Legion Home, 8 p. m, Naugatuck Woman's c)-.b Junior- ettes meeting, Ameri'-an. Legion Home, 7:30 p. m. Tuesday Nov. IS Card party sponsored by Hop Brook school Parent-Teacher association, school auditorium, 8 p m. • Playmakers present Heaven Can Wait St. Michael's parish house, 8:30 p. m, Wednesday, Nov. 16 Card party, St. Mary's Altar society. : , Playmakers present Heaven Can Wait, St. Michael's parish house 8:30 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 17 Regular Meeting, Naugatuck Valley Numismatic Assn., 7:30 p. m.. Court Room. Anrtual meeting and election of directors of the Naugatuck Chapter, American Red Cross, Tuttle Music Shed, 8 p. m. Annual fair, sponsored by Evangeline Circle, Salem Lutheran Church hall, starts-at noon; fried chicken dinner, 5 p. m. Music department of Naugatuck Woman's club meet at home of Mrs. George Carroll, 8 p. m. Monthly meeting of board of park commissioners, town hall, 4 p. m. Friday, Nov. 18 Meeting of Parish Players, Congregational parish house, 8 p. m. Food sale, sponsored by Naugatuck branch, Connecticut Council of Catholic Women, Brennah's store, Church street, 10 a. m. Saturday, Nov. 19 Square dancing, open to the public, Lewis ^Memorial hall, St. Michael's parish house, 8 p. m. Monday, Nov. 21 Regular meeting, smoker, Nauga- Fcllowcraft association, Masonic Temple, 8 p. m. Naugatuck YMCA annual meeting and banquet, at YMCA, 6:45 p. m. Naugatuck Woman's club meeting, American Legion Home, 3 p. m. WndnoHduy, Nov. 23 Annual Military Ball, Gold Slur Post, CWV, Falcon Hall. Annual firemen's ball. Saturday, Nov. 26 Fil .,t annual parade of quartets, sponsored by Naugatuck chapter of barbershop singers, high school auditorium, 8 p. m. Monday Nov. 28 NauRnU'.nlt Woman's club Junior- ettr., mooring. Legion Home. 7:30 p. m. Nougat nek .Junior Woman's club pot-luck mipp'-r, meeting, Methodist church hall. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Meeting of Naugatuck Council of Catholic Women, St. Francis' | church hall, 8 p. m. KICCOKD riUK DAMAGK Ir. 1948 17. X. fire aamnxc reached the all-time high of $711,111,000. The average American worker can afford to eat meat 10-12 times per week. The average English worker 2 times per week. The average French worker 2 times per week. i The average Italian worker 2-4 times per week. Naugatuck Chemical DIVISION OF UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY "Serving Through Science" ^^^^^^^^^^^^ M ^*****""**"^^"**^ M ^*^^^^^ OPEN TONIGHT UNTIL 8:45! 191-199 CHURCH STREET Store Open Daily Monday thru Saturday. »:30 to 5:45 THIS CHRISTMAS AT MICHAELS & Beauty... That's Breath-Taking T^_AIMD Only $1 00 WEEKLY PAVS FOR IT TAKE HOME Fresh Pastry and Cream Pies from !ANDY'S CAMPUS CHURCH ST. Delivered Daily from Kcber Bakery, New York WELL LIGHTED CARS Today's automobiles have be tween 24 and 30 light bulbs. LAST DAY SATURDAY! CARLSON'S 49th ANNIVERSARY SALE There s still time to take advantage of the Wonderful Sale Values offered' during this sale. Use our Divided Payment Plan. 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