Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 16, 1949 · Page 7
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 7

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, November 16, 1949
Page 7
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State Police Report Increase In Failure To Signal Violations Hartford- State Policemen have observed a marked increase in "failure to HiRnal" violations on the part of motorists nine'.- Uhn advnnl of winter, according Id State Police Commissioner Edward J. Jlick- ey. Pointing out that, the violation appears with greater frequency in colder weather -because many cars j have closed windows, the commissioner declared that patrol officers are observing such inaction. The statutes under the he.-idinj; "Driver to Signal" say: "Each driver of a vehicle, before slackening its speed, stopping or backing, shall indicate by signal his intention to slacken its speed or to stop or to back, and, if he intends to turn or j change his direction, or to leave' or draw away from a curb or the edge of the highway, he snail indicate by signal such intention and the direction in which he intends to proceed." Driver signals are an important factor in highway safety. Commissioner Hickey said, and we should not expeQt "the other driver" to be a mind reader. "Many motorists, after an accident, immediately say W. J. Megin, Inc., Awarded $655,555 School Contract /Uilhori/atlon to build a new consolidated elementary .school in W.illinjriord for $050.555 has linen glvfrn the W. .7. Mngin, Inc., Kim street contracting firm, acrord to an unnouncc>:nont by tho ICle- mondiry .School Building committee in Wnllingfurd. Papers for the project wore Hlgncd la,st Friday. The local firm, owned 1 by Wil- li.-ni Noble. Jr., was the lowest of •13 bids received last Wodn<Mclny, and it ha.s i;;lnr-i.<d a perft>rman.':i! bond through the Walllngford Board of Insurance Agpnt:<. The Mcgin bid was J13.445 U-SH than the second lowest bidder, which was for $669,000 by the New England General Contracting Co.. of New Haven. Work on the new .school will be started within n week. ADOPT/WATCHFUL WAITING' POLICY the o'.her driver was at fault, with- I out first taking into consideration j their own failure to signal their I intent ion to the other drivers ap- i proarhm^, following them or com- jin« from the side. Indecision and j misunderstanding concerning inten- j lions on the highway lead to many j accidents that clear mgnuls might 1 help avoid." AFTER A POLICY of temporary "watchful waiting" had been decided upon at a White House contercnee on the coal strike dispute, Cyrus Ching (left), head of the Federal Mediation Service, talks the situation over with John R. Stcelman, Presidential assistant. Later, they told newsman that no conclusions had been reached. (International Soundohotol Past Service frequent Service Through Service Till L'id you know that the Nnugatuck Valley gets through service on three round trips daily to and from New York? And there are other smooth-starting, easy-riding Diesel trains, too. In fact, there are seven trains to New York on every week-clay—with six coming up the Valley. And there are four trains each way on Sundays—all these trains now running on faster schedules than ever before. It's real convenience for shoppers and business men. But the big talk of the Valley is "The Naugatuck." This beautiful streamliner is a true "queen of the rails"—at your service seven days a week. So remember: you have no traffic or parking problems when you take the train. You Avoid driving fatigue and relax as you travel. For further details call your local ticket agent today. At your service SPECIAL FOR WEDNESDAY ^/ BULOVA $39-75 75t DOWN 75c WEEK TO OWE KAY 15 EAST MAIN ST. Open Thundoyi until 8.45 f_. >* Child Pedestrian Accidents Decrease By 111 During 1949 Connecticut .schools are conducting apparently effective safety education courses, according to the Highway Safely Commission in a bulletin plaining tin; drop of 111 child pedeiitrlan accidents during the first eight months of this year compared with the same period in 1IM8. On UIP I)!|.H!« of Hlatlstical n»i- Knfely Commission reports that t'jrin.1 furnished by the department of Motor Vehicles, tho Highway child |icdi>:i|'rian .accidents were, ro- duccd during ,slx of thn Jlrst eight rnontliH, and I hut increases during May and June- were one rand 17 cawcM rcnpeotivcly. ' C'hild l,;cdc.sti-ian 'fntnlltlcs re- puricd to the Department of IVfo- !()]• Vehicles were .seven for the first eight mnritli.rH of this year, .as c.inTipm-cil with 21 for the name (icriod IB'IR. The overall pedestrian experience of children in Connecticut continues relatively satisfac- loi-y, sl.-itcM I ho. bulletin as only 10 iverr killed HM of November 14th, compared with 'i\ thu aam« date la.-'t year. 7 J rfsld«nl .'4. R. Butler of thn Con- riortlcut As«ooldl.ion of Public .Sfhool SupKi'lntondontN said recently in a .statement to the Highway Safety Commission: "Con| m'ctieut schools race ti real (ip)pO,l^ I unity in expanding safety educii- li'in. Cm>pi;rallon by school nu- thorllles in tho annual pedestrian safely project can do much to en, .•Miri; Hiiccesti of the activity. I am sure that Connecticut schools will I contribute substantially to effort* (<> cnhnnrc .safe [lede.strian traffic." Tho Highway Safety Commis- Hlon'H bulir-tln adds that It IH evident that Connecticut schoolw an) diiini,' exactly what School Superintendent Butler gave assurance in his statement would develop. At Disaster Probe COMMANDER of the Bolivian Al, Force's Air Transport Squsidron Maj. German Pol, testifies befor< the Civilian Aeronautics Board investigating the crash of a P-3E fighter and tin Eastern Air Line! plane over Washington in which 55 died. In background is Ervin Townsend, CAB accident investigation division chief. Maj. Pol said (hat three tests hnd shown the P-38 lo have either radio or mechanical trouble. (IntcrnatlonalSoundphoto) Why Thousands of Doctort prescribe pleasant tasting, FOR (CAUSED BY COLDS) PERTUSSIN acts at once. Itnotonly relieves such coughing but also loosens up phlegm and makes it easier to raise. PEHTUSBIK is safe! Mighty elective for old and young! Pleasant tastinal Glendale Manor Club Receives TB X-Ray Test Report The resultH of the X-ray aurvoy conducted at Glendale Manor, on Oct. 18, huvo boon received and reports mailed to the 77 people participating. Thin survey was arranged as a demonstration !n case- finding by the Tuberculosis League f)f Waterbury at. the request of Glondale Manor Community Club. These X-ray films, which were rt'ud by Dr. Clement F. Batislll, ill- rector of the Bureau of Tubercu- ioslH. New Haven Department of Health, showed the presence r.f Home abnormality In 13 cants of which five, or about H 1-2 per ce.'it, wore considered to have possible clinical significance. No cases of l.uborculoHlH wan found. "It nhould be clearly understood", Dr. Batelli said, "that survey flm.i should be used only as a screening device, not for diagnosis. Casoa referred to the family physician should be closely followed to determine the relationship of tho Xray flndlnga to tho medical hlmoy of the Individual. In Home cs.ic'a another X-ray In two months is recommended. Thin gives an opportunity to note any changes which may have occurred In this time." Prior to tho X-ray anrvcy, tuberculin tosls were done on children under 15 years of age. There wcro •11 children In thin group, all of whom showed negative reaction to the test. NAUGATCCK NEWS (CONN.), WEDNESDAY, NOV. !«, 1M9-PAGE T Whooping Cough Most Prevalent Disease During Past Week Whooping cough wad the most prevalent disease within Connecticut during the past week, according to the summary of reportable dla- eases Issued each. Monday by the state department of health. COMB of this disease rose from 72 to 85 during the seven-day period just ended. At the same time, murnpn canes increased from 14 to 48, chicken- pox caMR from 28 to 43, ayphUI* canea from 17 to 31. gonorrhea cn»O4( from IS to 22 mea*le> C*»«B from 5 to 11 and those of menlngococcftl menlngltU from one to three. Poliomyelitis continued to decline this pant week. Cases dropped from 15 to 14, while broncho pneumonia cased declined from 23 to 17, scarlet fever cases from eight to seven, German measles cases from seven to four, lobar pneumonia from six to two, and cases of streptococcal sore throat from three to two. There wan on* typhoid fever can* recorded within the state agsln this week. 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