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'_ PAGE *—NAPGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 1949 Kv«r tevfalag v Sunday) by KATTQATUCK NEWS CORP. NAOGATUCK, CONN. Entered M cecond data matter »t tb« pott offlo* to Naugmtuck. Conn. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Payable In Advano* t Month ...$1.80 1 T«*r . .. Member: American Newapapar Pub. M. B. Dally Newspaper Pufc. Coon. Newspaper Publisher* Aai'n TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1949 Disunity At Paris That the Soviet Union, as its general objective, wants all of Europe has been Recognized by the Western powers. Their reaction to this broad Soviet design has been one of unity and action. Similarly the Western powers accept that Russia must first win all of Germany. The anomaly here is that the West reacts to this immediate Russian threat with little of the' unity that distinguishes its -resistance to Moscow in the over-all battle for Europe. It was with the utmost reluctance, for instance, that France, still fearful of German militarism, finally agreed to formation of a separate West German Republic. How this Western-sponsored regime at Bonn should be treated became of concern to the West as soon as Russia set up a rival communist state in Eastern Germany. Concessions of some sort appear to be in order, and it was to discuss these that Secretary of State Acheson, Britain's Bevin and France's Schumann met in Paris'. -Russia, of course, was not invited, but Moscow is an exceedingly interested party, as are all of the 70,000,000 Germans in East and West Germany. As a a matter of prestige, it has been suggested that the Bonn regime might be granted more influence not only in the Marshall ITlan administration, but also in tie "one-market" economic in! 2gration which the United States i;: urging- upon Western Europe. There al»o is the prospect of accepting Western Germany into the Council of Europe. But none of these, to the German mind, could compare in attraction and prestige to a West- cm decision against further dismantling of West German industry. And here, again, there is little unity among the Big Three. The U. S. and Britain would end (Tsmantling ,but the French ob- popular sentiment still runs strong against any measures ly which Germany conceivably J light rearm. Apparently the Unit- ri States and, more recently, Britain feels that this fear, justified cr not, should be subordinate to bolstering Germany against Rus- Can Never Catch Up President Truman had logic on his side, in a manner of speaking when he proposed to levy enough taxes to balance the budget in a country that isn't sufficiently interested to insist that spending be reduced to fit present taxes. The budget must be balanced and the debt managed sensibly, or creeping inflation will continue -until it results in a crash. The chance of balancing the budget is virtually nil in a country that seems bemused by womb- to-tomb welfare ideas. It is estimated that if all the welfare ideas of the administration were carried out, $75,000,000,000 annually in taxes would be necessary to balance the budget in the next few years and soon thereafter noo.000,000.000. The country could not provide that much in tax revenue ' short of total regimentation. As a government grows big-ger it outstrips the capacity of its citizens to pay the bill. No Congress will raise taxes in election years, so the budget becomes unbalanced regardless of the revenue. The plans of a paternalistic government keep it continually in the red. Does any such government ever catch up? Only if it assumes total powers over the people, doing their buying and selling for them and fixing their income. Then the standard of living slumps to a point where "welfare" is a mockery. put up. Furthermore, a large part of the dollar already appropriated to highway purposes is needed to maintain existing roads, which are being pounded to pieces at an accelerating rate by the increasing weight and size of trucks and buses. With visible limits to the tax revenues that can be used for highway construction, students of the problem have come up with some drastic alternatives. One of these is the reduction of truck and bus size and weight. Another is the prohibition of all parking on main streets. Another suggested alternative that already is coming into acceptance in a few states is the revival of the toll road in the form of multi-lane express highways. There is no single answer to 'traffic congestion. A solution must be found in a variety of measures. Unlimited funds for construction would provide no permanent cure if the trend toward bigger buses and trucks continues. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Miss Josephine Lamanno, pianist, and Daniel Sweeney, tenor, were heard in a joint concert in the Congregational Church parish house. Douglas Arendholz , of Beacon Valley road ,was on a business trip to Odessa, Tex. 20 Years Ago Lewis Rollinson, of Hillside avenue, was visiting in New Haven. John Hayes was named chairman of the committee in charge of the membership drive by the Naugatuck Chapter, American Red Cross. Household Scrapbook Chapped Hands To make a remedy for chapped hands mix ten drops of carbolic acid in one ounce of glycerin. Rub a small quantity into the hands arid allow to dry. Baked Apples Drop a teaapoonful of honey into the heart of each cored apple, when preparing it for baking, and see what a delicious flavor it imparts. leather Gloves Unwashable leather gloves can be cleaned perfectly with a flannel cloth soaked in milk, squeezed nearly dry, then rubbed on. a bar of soap. Look And Learn 1. What U. S. organization use; the motto, "Certainty, Security, Cel erity"? 2. Which fur is most difficult to imitate? 3. Which state has only thre counties? 4. How much lead is there in the ordinary lead pencil? 5. How many minutes are ther in a degree? No Single Answer Ever since the war, planning engineers, observing that streets and highways are being forced to carry more trucks, buses and cars than they were designed for, have been predicting eventual paralysis. The prophecy is coming true perhaps sooner than had been anticipated. Across the nation, motor vehicle registrations have increased 27 per cent since 1940. Buses are up 116 per cent and trucks' 57 percent, and still climbing. No comparable increase in highway facilities having been made, congestion has increased. The obvious remedy is to build enough new roads and widen city streets. This would require many more billions of dollars than the taxpayer is willing to Answers l.The Post Office Department. 2. Silver fox. 3. Delaware. 4. None. 5. Sixty. Exchange clubbers have grown a bit taller, and justly so, since compliments were paid them by Major J. William Johnson, their guest speaker last week... The major sat through the business meeting, and then said, "Gentlemen, don't think you are delaying me. I am very pleased, at what I have heard. You certainly have your feet on the ground, all you seem to think of is the other fellow. If all America and the world would follow a pattern like this, it would be a great world." And then commenting on the New Dam, the Major said, "I am happy to see the Exchange club pushing this. I swam there 50 years ago, ^ihy children swam there, and with no ill effects. It now looks like my grandchildren will swim there, when it will be a beach second to none In qual- Ity." Seems bowling history was made at the R and M alleys the past three Wednesday nights when the bowling team of the Montanari-Rado post auxiliary rolled... the girls have about 20 members on the team, and they are all excited over Angeline Fazzino and Angelinc Zuccarelli.. .three members of the squad were out sick and the two Angelines Tiad to pinch-hit for the absentees.. .they' did and won fach game... the team will be entertained Friday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Juliano. Waterbury. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Painter and sons, Richard and Paul, left early Saturday morning to return to their home in Washington, D. C. ... Richard was given a birthday party Friday night at the home of his uncle and aunt, Rudy and Wanda Anderson on Pleasant avenue... Paul's birthday will be coming up in a few more days. Jack Conn-ay, director of The Playmakers, tells us that the first reading: for the play, "Cry Havoc," to be the drama group's February presentation, will take place Nov. 22 in St. Michael's parish house... the show calls for an all- woman cast. Congratulations to Mrs. Ralph Stotz of Fairchild street, who .observed a birthday last Thursday. . . .we understand that her phone was kept busy for quite a while by friends calling^to sing Happy Birthday to her. A Little League lapel button was found by President Paul E. BuckmiUer following Saturday's first annual players' banquet at the VMCA... Paul says that the boy who lost the button may pick it up at the Buckmiller Funeral home, on Park place. WALTER WINCHELL In New York • Bill Painter, executive secretary to Congressman Jim Patterson, was a member of the town farm property inspecting party last Friday, but not on official business... Bill is as enthusiastic as other residents in having a National Guard garage and armory built here... and he says, even if it is built right where Welfare Supt. Rudy Anderson's community gardens are situated. Mrs. E. F. Easterbiooks, president of the Central avenue school Parent-Teacher association says she was very pleased at her reception when she visited her son last week on visiting day at the school. ..Charlie a pupil in Miss Hazel Payne's second grade, met his mother at the door, escorted her to the teacher's desk and introduced her.. .Mrs. E. says every child did this, which is excellent training in making introductions. The new firehouse doors look better now that they have had a second coat of paint... workers of the United Church canvass who extended their working hours to Sunday evening were soaked in the drizzle which preceded the down-pour that night. Komeo & Juliet In Washington ..Nice-President Barkley is the firs Veep to be wedlocked while in office.. .Tyler, Cleveland' and Wil- fcon were Imarried during 'their presidency, but only Cleveland was married in the White House... 'hree of the first four Chief Ixecs (Washington, Jefferson and Madison) married widows.. .John tdams and John Q. Adams were he only Presidents to be married ver 50 years... Mrs. Polk served s President Folk's Girl Friday... Only one President was a bache- or — Buchanan.. .Lincoln once •ointed out: "Love is not some- hing you look for—it always finds you"...If you think the printed wallops at Mrs." FDR are eyebrow- aising and downright mean, you hould look up the devastating crit- cism flung at Mrs. Lincoln. A recent pen-portrait of her revealed that Jane Hadley of St. Louis was a Republican when she supported Willkie.. .When she earned that her milk man was an 'DRooter she put a note in ona -t the empty bottles: "No Wilkia, Vo Milkie!" returned from his mission—called on Martha Dandridge and proposed. She accepted. The Broadway funsters are qutfv ifng that on Lovember 18, as Mrs. Alvin Barkley, she becomes a Vee- publican (Joke over). And the Wedding Belle of the r ear. Frank Semplenski tells us that funds are still rolliing in for outfitting the Beacon Falls ambulance... the vehicle is now In the process of getting new panel windows, sirens, spot-lights, (front and rear), red riding lights and other necessary gear...it will be displayed to the public) before being commissioned, he said. Warden Harry Carter is nursing a miserable cold... and it seems the whole town hall crew might get the germ... Borough Clerk Charlie Daly isn't feeling at_all well with the sniffles and Borough Engineer Charlie Curtiss is seen constantly using his harfd- ke^chief. Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John is back at his town hall office desk after spending the past week on a hunting trip in Maine. ... Sir. and Mrs. Otto Messner of Manners avenue expect to take off for the Pine Tree State for Thanksgiving. Dr. Walter A. Bcilly, official Little League physician, was to have been an honored guest Sat-. urday night at the League banquet... Dr. Reilly couldn't attend.. .he was ill. The town clerk's office was busy yesterday sending out Thanksgiving Proclamations Issued by Governor Chester Bowles... the proclamation is very lengthy this year. The cast has been removed from Herb Bohlin's left arm, which he broke a few weeks ago... it's coming along nicely, but Herb says it's a discouraging and slow process of healing...he tried out at the organ the other day at the Salem Lutheran church, where he's organist, but he'll have to wait a little longer before being able to play. ^IRON LUNG TREATMENT- The. merger, involving:. Pres. Grant's daughter Nellie was one of the Capital's most elaborate t>ib-and tucker events. More than [50,000 wal* spent to decorate the White House for the wedding. The gifts the bride and groom received were valued at more than $75,000. Nellie Grant's gown cost $2,000. And as a final touch of superswank: Menus for the wedding- banquet were printed on white satin. News Item: "BarkJey, the bridegroom, is 71." P.roof that Youth is Stranger Than Fiction. History gleams with ;idelights about famed Washing- on love stories.. .One of the most dramatic romances concerned Pres. Tyler. During a Presidential inspection of a battleship a gun ex ploded, almost killing the Ch'.ef Exec and resulting in the deatn of his good friend, David Gardir.or ...The dead man's daughter was taken to the White House and comforted by Tyler. Out of the tragedy came love. Not long afterward Jtthn Tyler and JJulia ardiner were middle-aisled. He was 54—she was 20. The marriage (his 2nd) resulted in seven blessed events — duplicating the lucky seven of Tyler's earlier marriage. Pres. Cleveland and his bride were eager for a. quiet honeymoon. The bridal couple departed for their train via a back gate—hoping- to reach a little known spot in the Maryland mountains -where they could be alone for a fortnight. They arrived there—and were met by an army of reporters. When Mr. and. Mrs.. O.. W. Holmes went to Washington, T. Roosevelt hosted a party in their honor ---- After meeting all the leading Washington couples, T. Roosevelt asked Mrs. Holmes: "Did you find the ladies pleasant?" "Washington," Mrs. Holmes intoned, "is full of famous men — and the women they married when they were young." President and Mrs. Hayes celebrated their silver wedding anniversary- at the Wihite House... It was a touching, sentimental event . . . Mrs. Hayea wore her wedding- gown. The Marine Band played the "Wedding' March" and the couple stood before Bishop McCabe, who had married them a quarter century before— and again gave the blessing. . .After the ceremony the 55-year-old Chief Exec toasted his wife with, "I have existed 30 years — and lived Truman and the First Lady call each other "Mother" and "Father.' They went to the same grade and high school together. Bess was the only girl Harry ever dated. FROM OTHER PAPERS THE CARNEGIE GIFT Rims OUT (N. Y. Herald Tribune) In a meaningful little drama on Tuesday the last $4:14 of a $5 million Carnegie gift was handed; over to the Public Library's privately maintained reference department. The library has no more Carnegies. It needs a modern-day substitute for such benefactions— $56 anallion to build libraries throughout the English-speaking world—as have made the Carnegie name synonymous witli libraries. The gift to New York was made to builel branch libraries, to extend the tools of book-learning to every section, of the spreading city. From 1902 to 1929 thirty-nine were built on siteft provided by the city, and are today maintained as 'best they may be from city funds. The city also provided the main building on Fifth Avenue, but the all-valuable Central Reference Library is stocked and supported by private funds. The income from those fund* is dwindling, and in the last few inflationary years the library has had to draw on its capital to pay current bills. Not until last year was the century-old institution forced to put its cafie before the public. The a.p- peal for $300,000 in gifts for maintenance was oversubscribed, but the call for endowments that .wouldl provide a secure income over the years yielded only $500,000. The great Carnegie gifts have established public libraries as essential parts of our social fabric. The public takes them for granted, relies upon them. But, naturally enough, full realization of hov,- much free libraries mei>.n—to students and scholars, to business and industry and. to every section of the public—has waited upon the 'day when great benefactions ran out. The New York Public Library BANISHED Prague, Czechoslovakia — Deplo- matic sources report that the Czech government has confiscate! the homes of'thousands of mldJIc class business men arresed Inst month and .banishd them from Prague pcmjanently. The actions are believed "to be part of a r>!a-i to turn Prague into a so-cailed worker's city". has again launched a dual drive for maintenance gifts and for income- producing endowments. It has not 1-the-4unds f clran expensive, high- powered campaign, nor would it use them thus if it had. Tuesday's drama has said what needed to be said. May the public response be commensurate with the valued that a superb library service offers to millions! BUTKUB Atlantic Service Station • Fern and Chestnut Sta. WOW OPEN! ! Atlantic Top Grade OU SecortMo-none 30c-35c NEW tST.lANO S PETROUUI' STORAGE BUHKEB "C" Fuel Oil Per gallon F. O. R. Onr Terminal Bridgeport, Conn. Phone WS41 Romance needs privacy like flowers need water. But smitten Chief Execs have been denied that privilege...When Wilson was couriin' the lovely Edith Boiling Gait—they attempted to avoid the spotlight by strolling through the park "it dawn or indulging in midnight walks along quiet beaches. However, thty never really won the privacy they desired. During a rendezvous in a park or at a beach, the lovers were accompanied by the ever-present Secret Servicers. Andrew Jackson had been living: with his wife for two years when he learned that her divorce from her first husband was not vslid. A proper decree was obtained and they remarried 1 at once ..For the next 37 years Jackson kept a pair of pistols for instant use—to be used against anyone who made a slurring remark about his frau. .. This was no idle threat. . .Jackson used his guns twice. He wounded one man who Insulted his wife—and killed another. . .President and Mrs. Jackson were deeply devoted to each other. Physically, she was not the storybook type of heroine. Mrs. Jackson was short, stout and not very attractive. She liked to smoke big, black cigars and corncob pipes. One May day George Washington rode from Mount Vernon to carry dispatches to Williams-burg. On the way he stepped for dinner with a friend 1 . At the same table was a lady named Martha Dandridge.. He spent the afternoon with her. The -following- day Washington MODERN ETIQUETTE Q If a person to whom you have just been introduced departs with the statement, "I am very glad to have rnet you," what should you reply? A. A sincere smile and a spoken "thank you" are all necessary. You needn't reiterate, "I am glad to have irtet you, 'too," as some people are prone to do. Q. Are the attendants and members of a wedding party obligated to call on the bride and bridegroom after the wedding? A. Yes, this is an obligatory call. They should do this as soon as the newly-married couple are "at home to their friends. Q. Is' it correct for a man to use the double-sheet type of stationery for his personal correspondence? A. It is all right, but the single sheet is considered more masculine. WAR MOTHERS Members of the Naugatuck chapter of War Mothers will attend installation of officers of the East Haven chapter tonight at 8 o'clock in Hagamen Memorial library, 227 Main street, East Havon. COMMON COLO COSTLY St. Louis — The common cold i» responsible for more lost man-days of work, around 800 million, than any other disease. Take Your Pick This is the story of two managers and the companies they ran. We'll coll our heroes "X" and "Y". Mr. X was very popular. He gave his men all* sorts of pensions and bonuses. He put in bowling alleys and free cigarette machines. He gave five week vacations instead of the usual two. And he never said a word when someone came in late. His men thought they were very well off. Mr. Y paid good wages, but he didn't go in for the fancy trimmings. He believed in turning out a good product and keeping his eye on the competition. He did his best to keep his costs down. He . expected good production in return for good wages.* And he gave vacations that lasted just two weeks. One day Mr. X's company shut its doors and quietly went out of business. His men got permanent vacations, without pay. And when the men who worked for Mr. X were looking for jobs, and saw Mr. Y's employees still collecting their weekly wages... ... it made them wonder. INDUSTRIES The NAUGATUCK VALLEY WBBY—Tu»«. 7:00 P.R Dial 1590 WATB Thur*. 6:45 PJA Old 1320 WTOH—W»d 5:55 P. M. Did 1490 WWCO—Sat. 6:30 PH. Dial 1240 WtCB—Sun. 1:55 P.M. Dial 990

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