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PAGE *—NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 1049 Kvery jcvenlnglffixoept Bandar) by NAtTOATUCK NEWS CORP. NAUGATUCK; CONN. T-uepboaes t£S8 and Entered a* second class matter at the poet of flea In Naugatuck. Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable ID Advance t Moata ...*L80 1 Tear ...HMO American Newspaper Pub. Ast/n W. K. Dairy Newspaper Put. Ass/n Conn. Newspaper Publisher* As«rn FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1949 When World War I Ended This is the day that ended the war that was to end all wars. Thirty-one yeers ago the hopes of all the world were high. But the hope for an enduring peace wasn't realized. In the meantime there has been- another destructive war and nations are preparing for a third one. The greatest ideal ever conceived by man seems to be beyond his grasp. Ambition for power and glory still activates the heads of nations. Lake all too many individuals they want territory or wealth in the possession of others. When their strength seems sufficient to take it they often try to do so. And so war comes again. That is the reason why the world can't get down to functioning under law and order. It is •why the common peoples of the earth are denied the good things of life because militarism is such a drain on their purses. The second world war changed the significance of Armistice Day. Once a symbol of triumph and optimism, it has grown somber. It was the anniversary of the end of tha war to end war. It has become another memorial day. In good faith, with the valorous spirit of crusaders, our youngest and best went forth, inspired by the slogans which were contrived to simplify the issues of 1917. Another generation matured in time for a renewal of the struggle, and again millions died in the hope that their survivors might have the strength and the understanding to establish peace and justice in the world. It is a hope still deferred, a goal that seems as far away as ever. The antagonists have changed, but the war goes on, with propaganda and intrigue and diplomatic pressure and political coups replacing bombs and ships and guns. The right of men to be let alone, to be free from persecution by their fellows or harassment by their state, has not been finally won. , Wars will continue so long as the common man Is unable to make his peace aspirations more powerful than the ambitions of the rulers. The desire for peace is preponderant in all countries. No way has yet been found to make this latent force felt. Burnt fingers fear the fire. Yet the masses of mankind, scorched often since the dawn.of time, permit themselves once again to be shoved toward^the ever hotter names. It doesn't make sense. Here is the ghastliest of all human \veaknesses to ponder. Hopeful Signs Following a prediction by President Truman that the fiscal year will end with the government $5.500,000,000 in the red comes the reassuring announcement from Senator Edwin C. Johnson of Colorado that Congress will "get tough" in cutting expenses at the session starting next January. Senator Johnson is a Democrat and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and should be speaking with considerable authority. He says the committee will oppose any increase in taxes, despite President Truman's insistence that increased taxes are necessary to balance the budget- According to the gentleman from Colorado, Congress -will make retrenchments all along the line. There is to be less aid to European nations. Government employes will be compelled to do more with a smaller number of workers. Following recent increases in pay for practically every government employe, Johnson declares, there will be a demand for greater efficiency and a reduction in personnel. Representative Cannon of Missouri, another Democrat/ is also talking. about economy in the next session of Congress. Cannon is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee . Senator Johnson hits the nail squarely on the head when he declares the country's economy cannot stand another tax increase. It just can't be absorbed," he insists. Pension Significance Pensions in industry now have their toe in the door. It is still to be determined whether they can be extended to smaller industries. The pension is a -wage which the average worker will not collect for 25 or 30 years or longer. He may not collect it at all if he indulges in periodic and strikes the pension fund and leave nothing there at retirement. Whether workers realize it or not, the health of the enterprise In which they are employed has become more important to them. They have the highest wage scale ever reached by man. They are receiving benefits on an increasing scale. Some other factors are affected, among them labor mobility. The American worker has liked to move around. He will •think before leaping now. A rolling stone will gather no pension moss. Perhaps America is approaching that stratification of society which has been predicted and into which Europe long ago settled, a state of affairs in which a man is born into a job and stays there all his life, and his son after him. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Paul O'Brien, Miss Mary Brazis, Joseph Cotnoir and Mrs. Mahlon Sears were elected as new directors of the Kaugatuck Rod Cross Chapter. Paul E. Buckmiller was elected president of the Peter J. Foley Little League. 20 Years Ago The All-Naugatuck football team defeated the West Sides, 26-0, to win the borough football championship. John Daly scored two touchdowns. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Waite were visiting friends in New York city. MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. If one has just moved into a new neighborhood and some of the neighbors nave paid calls, how soon should one return these calls? A. These calls should be returned within two weeks. Failure to do so is a strong indication that the friendships are not desirod. Q. Should one address the wife of a judge as "Mrs. Judge Hoffman"? A. No; she does not share her husband's title, and should be addressed as "Mrs. Hoffman." Q. What would be a safe decision if a man is In doubt as to the selection of a gift for a girl? A. Flowers are never out of place. Household Scrapbook Sewing Finish the neck of a dress as soon as possible, so that in trying it on for fittings, the neckline will not be likely to stretch out of shape. An ill-fitting neckline will reveal the fact that the dress is homemade. The Piano A cloth moistened with alcohol will remove fingerprints from the finest piano finish. Rub lightly, and polish with a soft chamois. Hot Grease Do not pour hot grease down the drain pipe of the sink, because as soon as it strikes the cold pipe it will congeal and stop it up. Everett Donovan will be among those attending the meeting of the New England Council of Young Republicans tomorrow and Sunday at the Hotel Commander, Cambridge, Mass.. .sorry to learn that his wife, Ethel, has been ill for the past two weeks with a virus infection. Mrs. Jim Lyons has one of her right hand fingers all done up In a splint, but she's carrying 011 her regular activities... Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nonvash spent a couple days this week in New York city. A reader writes in that Lee Louis is-"having a birthday party tomorrow night in the American Leg-ion Home, Southington. . .it'll be his 18th...It was happy birthday yesterday to Floyd Traver of Milan, Term., former local resident. Bill Schporo, local jeweler, was among those hearing the Boston Symphony Orchestra Tuesday night, when it opened the \Vool- sey Hall concert series in New Haven. Mrs. Peter J. Quinn of Rubber avenue who with her husband celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary yesterday, added another candle to her birthday cake Tuesday this week., .Congrats on both occasions. Bill VinJng of Prospect didn't disappoint his good friend, Charlie Benfftson of Scott street, and arrived homo this week from Maine with a good-sized buck. Jack Conway, director of The Playmakers, local drama group, which will present Heaven Can Wait, next Tuesday and Wednesday, tells us reservations have been made for 10 tickets by the Footlighters of Watertmry's Y. M. C. A...Jack says he likes to see the spirit of cooperation and ia planning- on having the Brass City organization as guests of the local group at a future meeting. The advent of another grandchild last Saturday brings the total of the Charles P. Rodenbach family to 19... former Terrace avenue residents, Mr. and Mrs. R. now live in Litchfield. Congratulations to Ray and Flo Quihn of Rubber avenue, who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary tomorrow.. .Monday it's many happy returns of the day to Judy Conway of Frederick street, who'll observe her natal day. Fred Perlsteln and Flo Niewinski are seriously considering going Into the baby-slttlns: business on a blp scale... They're reported to be hatching plans to "corner" the baby-sitting market. ...Wonder if they're planning a unionized organization? Stanley Bandurski picked up the wrong topcoat at the conclusion of Miss Grainger's public speaking class last Wednesday in the High School... Stanley is look- ing for 'the owner of the coat, which, he says, is a better topper than his own... A Cotton Hollow resident spent an anxious day Wednesday when his dog was lost..,Residents of Russell and Francis streets made every effort to make the handsome pup happy while waiting for the dog warden or the owner to make an appearance.. .It was a long day for the pup... The display of plaques to be presented members of the Little League by William Schpero is attracting a lot of attention. The display has been set up in The News windows... Also shown is a plaque donated by Russ Weaving to the champions, the Red Sox, with each player's name listed... These, and many more, will be handed out at the banquet Saturday night at the Y... Making his debut to Church street Wednesday was Henry Marlor 3d... his proud Dad and Mom, Atty. and Mrs. Hank Mario r. were fondly discussing their offspring's attributes to the Elmer Schmltzes when we saw them. The Naugatuck Alpha and Beta Tri-Hi-Y Clubs are sponsoring a hayride tonight.. .Alpha Hi-Y club members will be guests... That's just like a bunch of women... Always taking the men- folk for a ride... That's a joke, son. YMCA General Secretary Herbert K. Brown was In Walllngford yesterday.. .He attended a meet- Ing of general secretaries from all over the state. ..Bobby Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Miller, of East Waterbury road, has been laid up with a cold. The New York Yankees have announced a new ticket selling plan for next year, designed to provide World , Series reserved seats for general admission customers.. .Information can be obtained by writing the Yankees' "Gus H. Fan" Club, Yankee Stadium, Bronx 51, New York...The Bronx Bombers seem pretty confident that they'll lake the pennant in '50. We join with Naugatuck High school students, faculty. and the borough public as a whole in extending our congratulations to Raymond K. Foley on his appointment as High school principal. .. The appointment has been met with popular acclaim In all quarters and It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Monroe, of Wooster street who observed their wedding anniversary yesterday. COLONIAL AREA From 20 to 25 per cent of the land surface of the globe IB classified as colonial territory. INITIAL OMNIBUS First horse-drawn omnibus appeared in Baltimore in 1844. BLUE MONDAY WALTER WINGHELL In New York Memoa Of A Girl Friday Dear M. W: The phone hasn't quit ding-donging since the news broke .about "South Pacific's wonderful contribution to the Runyon. Fund . .Ton must make it clear id the public, the A^ayor and Comm. Murlagh that the down-front (con- ter) row of tickets are the managements personal house seats. .. These are the tickets they gave to friends (at cost or as gifts) but which beginning with-the Dec. 5 performance (and for the New- York run), will go to fight cancer . . .The owners of the hit (Rogers, Hammersteln, Hayward and' U>- gan) believe that with the hitfh prices some people willingly pay brokers-^the' fund should be er*- riched by about $125,000 annually i. .This office la now The Winchell Asylum! Anyhow; the boys at INS, AF and - UP and the networks (especially Ed Murrow and Gabe Heif,- ter) were just as happy as you must be. They gave it a whirl. , Dick Rodgers gave a "twiat" angle to the Times' Calta and the; Trib'u McCord.. .And -Morris Ernst's .law firm was right .on the job again •with their gratis counsel. ...We will have to get a special phone, of course, so the girls on the Mirrov board, won't go mad. Can't we ask Lee' Shubert or Irving Berlin to help? By giving the Fund some space,.near the Majestic- Theater? ...And wouldn't the fancy money paid for these choice seats be deductible? Who gave un that Insurance story Monday? I think it was from a reader who lost two children in a plane crash last year. Said he hasn't been able to collect.. .We have several squawks.. .They say if 'you have life insurance (and double ^indemnity for accidents) your beneficiaries do collect — Aetna especially called to set us right. This applies (in policies) to heirs of persons killed In crashes of "scheduled aircraft." "Walter'** Boy" ran Nov. 1 and came in 4th. Just heard about It. I missed it in the entries.. The Morntelly-Raeing Form charts explained: "Walter's Boy refused to enter his stall and was started from outside and could not get going. Missed 3rd by half-a-length." Oh, well, mebbe next time.. .Didjoz hear bogeyman John I* Lewis on the air yesterday? Who's he tryltfg to scare with that voice,-Hmf,-Pip pie I Could Do Without!..,.'JCne item about "Miss Joan" being transformed into a,, man (which a, mag spurned because "it. was too waw-ish") appears In Argosy soon -.. ,Th.e Marine Corps Reserve Officers Ass'n Dance tonight Is on the 174th Ann'y of the founding of the USMC. Major Ralph T. Korgan ; ;. Major Frank Chapman and Capti Frak Farrell will bring your message of thanks for the wonderful award "from the Marines and Navy." Here's "the capsule diet" invented by Andre Kostelanetz and Lily Pons. They say it Is working wonders. They've lost 10 pounds each and feel fine. One meal a day, a late lunch. They eat anything and everything they please. Only coffee in the morning and (if they like) another cup in the ev'g. A late ianch, they say, carries nicely 'til bedtime...The John Reed King WOR-tv program is going to search for ''the most klssable gal in the land." They'll send out a dozen male models .to buss housewives in grocery, stores selling the sponsor's, products. Pllzz apply to Mr. King, not here, fergossakes. We got enough trouble. Did you know that Basil Heatter's first book. "Dim View," sold its millionth copy the other day? Farrar-Straus published it originally—later Signet had a pocket edition. Both Cosmopolitan and Liberty serialized it and Cosmo in a full page editorial praised it—calling the author "The Hemingway of the Second World War." His next "The Captain's Lady," will be out shortly.. .Here's one for all Girl •Fridays. A compensation board in Pennsylvania has ruled that if a boss makes a pass at his sekka- tree, she can quit (if she likes) and collect unemployment insur- .ance without any waiting-time penalties. . .'Saboutime! Edward James Smythe of the Fritz Kuhn-Judge Armstrong Set is resting—tout not quietly in the Federal Pen at Atlanta, waiting removal to New Jersey. He goes on trial accused of • using the mails to defraud widows of war vets. Nize guy. And he's the self- appointed leader of a phony War Vets' group! He wants out from Atlanta claiming fellow-prisoners threaten to kill him. Says his life Isn't safe. Too bad, ha, ha... UP reports Lady Astor "assails .Hollywood." Hmf, I never heard the Cliveden Set- lady assail Hitler. . .Richard Monti at the Hun- garla, is a new tenor who rates orchids.. .It -was BUI Shirley, not Buddy Clark, who sang all the Mark Stevens songs in "Oh, You Beautiful Doll. . .Simon and Schuster will mail you cop-ics of "The World' Greatest Reporting" \f> the list we sent. The Richard Hudnut firm will make big news in the home-wave business at the Plaza Hotel on the liJth. Before a. gatherine .of over 250 beauty editors, science editors and important buyers, they will demonstrate their "superiority in the field". , .The, Hudnut shop on 5th is one reason that Avenue has Class... Jock Drummond is in London. He'll be the new editor of The London Graphic. Says his next Image will be born in Ireland, where Mrs. D's mother lives.., Crommelin was refused ipermiah to make a speech because he wouldn't promise to "steer clear of controversial subjects." - Crom- melin, a war hero, is muzzled— but Communists (convicted of trying 1 to overthrow our gov't) are- free to inflame "the people with speeches! Ohhhhh! Mrs. Roosevelt's n e w bonk, 'This I Remember" . (Harper's), was embraced by the reviews. Some critics were enchanted .because "it ia so gossipy". . .When you put gossH? in a book it's literature or history. But when you put; it in a colyum the iuddyduds make with the curled-lip.. .The- Tinles .editorialist denounced rumors about, the price of gold po- lng~up as "patently absurd." Two weeks ago its own financial page reported: "Informed Wall Streeters expect the price of gold to be boosted". . :The New York maj- or^lty race proved that Sloan Simpson, isn't the only one in love, with ,Mayor O'Dwyer. . .James Roosevelt will confirm your six months :ago hews that he will run Conviviality—by Wire By FRANK TRIPP for Gcv. n i dlllv of Gal. ' Tues.. ..Saving on Bigot Armstrong's "generosity" for Sunday night. 0<Sps! Stop -the Presses Again Dep't: Saint Subber and- Lemuel Ayers.- producers of "Kiss Me, 1 Kate," were just on the telephone to match the offer of "South Pacific," starting Dec. 5, too. More anon. .Add items in the papers: Churchill's daughter says her husband's name {Beau- chamj)) Is pronounced -Beechum' end quotes ..Your Girl Friday (Pronounced Maad!) Look And Learn 1. By what name, is the British financial minister known? 2. Is a sponge an animal, mineral, or vegetable? 3. In what novel by Dickens does 'The Artful Dodger" appear? 4. What is the name of the wicker basket carried by fishermen? 5. What mythological character's body was invulnerable except for the heel? Answers 1. Chancellor of. the Exchequer. 2. Animal. 3. "Oliver Twist." 4. The «reel. 6. Achilles. Fitz waa the telegrapher who took the press report off the wire for the paper on which I started. He pounded away most of the night after a 8 o'clock start when the night wire opened. He was a character and a prince. He was a very big man, a gourmand and loved people—that is those of them whom he liked at all. Fitz wasn't any too good to himself but he never missed his trick or left his wire uncovered. Those old-time operators knew not only the code, but also the translation of hundreds of abbreviations that the press wirea used. They predated the teletype which now does everything automatically. They-were fast, accurate and dependable, and there were relatively few of them. As they sat day after day or *V»ht after nght in (their little cubicles transcribing dots and dashes into the news of the world as fast as their fingers could fly over a typewriter, ithey got to know each other all across the land. They rarely met but the sending- of one,, was as familiar to another as was- the voice of bis .brother. • * * A SENDER NAMED JOE who worked ,ln; the > Associated Press New, York office ,got real chummy wtih Site ..over : 'the- wire. They'd visit.',when ; lulls came and they'd go put and have a -drink together during the -regular five-minute rest periods. .Eiich only^ had to. go downstairs. Just as the rest;was declared Joe would say . to • Flte—or .vice versa —"this 1 \orie's on one" and they'd beat it for the Inevitable newspaper-bar nearnrt their office. Sometimes the frequency of thr trips showed 'up 1 in the copy, but no,.matter how,..tnany blank spaces Fitz .left, as. .he .maneuvered to keep, up, he always could fill them in before:the copy left his hands. Ma,ybe .not just .the words that came over the wire but the same sense. • » • FINALLY FITZ AND JOE decided they had to meet each other and have a drink in Orthodox fashion—VHP against the same bar. Joe figured he could knock off N"! M«l Heimer !W YOBK— There, w*»n't. anything »Urtllng- _ . ly different about. the CMC of Barry Jones, to coin a pseudonym. He fought through the war in the South Pacific u an officer of the United States Navy and WM mustered out after it was all over, to find himself broke and looking for a job. That doesn't set: him apart from a thousand other guys, but there wot one small point he was over 40. It can be fc cold world for a guy over 40, on the prowl for work. Harry Jones got out of his dilemma because of a club that was founded 10 years ago and, About which we write today They call it the Forty Plus club, and it Is one of the most unusual organizations In the world. Just to get Harry Jones off the record, let It be noted right here that the .Forty Plus club unearthed for him a position with a steel company that was salvaging scrap metal in the same Pacific Islands where Harry fought. ~It~pald in the neighborhood of $25,000 a year, which ail in all might be considered getting Harry off the hook of idleness. The Forty Plus club operates out of one big room on the seventh floor of the Flak building oh West B7th street. It is a room full of pipe smoke and chairs and desks and there always are a haiidful of members around— well-dressed men of indeterminate age. genteel folk who could be anything from bank presidents to deans of They invariably are interviewing prospective new members, and both interviewer and Interviewee have one item in common They are unemployed. • • • • FOB THE FORTY PLUS CLCB is a voluntary organization of men of jnore than 40 years of age who are jobless executives It probably is the most exclusive set of jobless men in the country because to be a member you have to have been an executive and you have to have earned more than $5.000 a year If that doesn't strike you as exclusive enough, let u be pointed out • that in the first half of 1949, the club received membership applications from 1.4DO men and accepted just 110. The whole thing stems back to an attitude developed by Henry Simler. then president -of th-» American Writing Machine Stores and also chairman of the Sales Executive club of New York's employment committee. . -Simfeivhad, begun to burn- up slowly over the universal trend *™ ar * -.:'*»P»«««ng the,working;,ab]inUe».of,TOen over 40 and .n 1938, he .set ^p thevBrat Forty Plus chjb That was In Boston, and since then units have; been "formed in Philadelphia. Buffalo Cleveland. Detroit. Chicago. Los Angeles and San Francisco ; • « • • THE CLUB OPERATES on one of those all-for-one principles* and it sells >ts bill of goods to companies with the maxim. "There Is no substitute for experience." There are on the New York club's membership roll between 75 and 90 members and they -can look forward, most of them, to getting jobs within three to five months of joining. . It is a good expectation, too, you must remember that executives- Jobs do not grow on trees, likteggs. - Meanwhile, the members put n two and one-hallf days' work each for the club-trying to gel jobs for their colleagues. One of the big ways they work this is to send out regular bulletins lo large companies, listing the men they have available, a law firm might be hunting for a dependable, mature, man,, for Instance and they would see on the bulletin, "Attorney Over 16 years' general pract ce. Including real estate, estates, contracts, negotiations and litigation." And so forth. ' also »n. « pood-looking. wtry man, also of indeterminate age., who is president of the Forty Plus club s« ma % WM n< J ***** ln h " voice * s hc »P° ke ot the brushoff that so many.flrms give the over-40 man. • ridifni* '" %** shame '" he sald ' matter-of-factly. "and it's slightly over Jn h , yh ? By a man f ° r hla braln and experience, and a man 'L? 0 bats nght U P at the *°P In that department. that inHrii y tT y , hMi brain can «* nwty-to through misuse: *nd bers work »^ V" •?!? °* the '««•»«•« we Ilk* to make our members work a couple of days a week. Keeps .their hand in." There is no room for sentiment In the Forty Plus club— "the Placement committee I. hard-boiled and send, out for job. on^y the S thlt W , nu 01 , 6 ^ St mechanical equlpmenf-and. iomeh think that Is likely the way most of the members want U. The over 40 only wants a chance.. H«> pretty sure he can do t£ around one in the morning, catch a train, arrive around eight, have the forenoon with Fitz and get back on his job with the loss of only & couple of hours, ^'Whieh he could induce a friend to «tay on for him The date was set and just before Joe turned his key over to his accommodating pal he tapped out to Fritz, "I'm on my way. se« you at eight," Fitz wigwagged back, "Be .waiting for you. Don't forget the place, Billy James's." Once on the train, Joe went into training for the event. When the night wire' closed at 2:30 Fitz went the rounds of his haunts and did likewise. By the time Joe's train got in both were prime. Fitz wasn't 'at the station to greet the friend he'd never seen but Joe found the p"ace all right The bartender insists that they stood at opposite ends of the bar for half an hour before either of them declared the purpose of his presence. They were gotten together by third parties who be- FORENOON and a bright, sun shone. Following- proper toasting of, each other, which djdnt serve-to clarify things any, S±lH deC " l *t-. Ule New Corker should eee Ebnira. .He hired a teough Wood" past tte Re They got back in time and door opened er it had been a ^ eat >i tne world in 1800 .at 919,000,000. Gerald's Appliance "- . A*W 1^.1* I>.j.. TED'S AUTO BODY WORKS « BOTCHM88 BT TKL. «U» — Collision Spedniu. -Bodte. 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