Page 8 article text (OCR)
1-AC.K H—NAUOATUCK NBWS (CONN.). WKDNKNIMY, NOV. JO, IIM» gress has passed legislation specifically permitting the bartering of surplus farm crops, and the deal may go through. The U. S. is perched on mountains of farm surpluses, representing billions of dollars of tax money. The world needs the wir- plUHen, and the American taxpayer needs economy in government. It would seem to be the opposite of zaniness to trade a part of American farm surpluses for materials which this country needs. :*nbll*hed Kvery icvralng iJEzoept Sunday) by IBB NATJOATUCK NEWS CORP. NAUGATUCK. CONN. 2tS8 nod tttft All Department* Entered a* second claai matter at the port office In Naugatuch. Conn. BUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance 1 Month ...>1JO " American Netrapapw Pub. N. B. Dally New«pap«r Put. Awfn Coon. N«w»pap«r Pub»*b»r* AM'P WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16. 1949 Higher Rail Rates Train travel in the East is becoming more expensive to the pleasant surprise of the bus lines and airlines — especially the latter. These two comparative newcomers in the field of transportation are giving the railroads a stiff run in competing for tho American travel dollar. And they figure that the new boosts will give them a competitive advantage. The fare increases will amount to 12 1-2 per cent for passengers. They will apply on lines east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio and Potomac rivers, the big- money area for passenger transportation. The Increases were authorized reluctantly by the Interstate Commerce Commission, which was badly split on the issue. The vote in the commission was six to four. Commissioner Charles MahaMie disagreed'completely with the majority findings. He pointed out that it was the third fare increase granted the Eastern lines in three years, while the number of passengers they have been carrying has been going down and down. He insisted that measures, other Than additional increases in fare, should be taken to stop the decline in revenues. And he suggested that rather than increase fares any further, the railroads ought to experiment now with reducing fares, to see if it can't get moro passengers and make it pay. However, the mp.jority of the commission held that the railroads were entitled to the fare increase becouse they estimated they would lose perhaps one million dollars this year on their passenger business. The majority of the commission accepted the statement of railroad officials that the proposed increases would not cause the lines to lose any substantial number of passengers to other forms of transportation. Of course, they had airlines mostly in mind, i But that isn't the way the airlines see it. While train fares have been going up steadily since the end of the war, the airlines have been driving hard to snare the low-fare passenger business. The airlines have tried one device after another to get into the cheap fare class. The latest innovation is coach plane travel which uirlinc officials say la getting a fabulous reception from the traveling American. Capital Airlines, which pioneered in air coach travel, says it carried 135,000 passengers in low-fare coaches in the past year. Coach planes by the major lines have been operating at approximately 80 per cent of capacity since they got going, while trains and even the costlier plane travel in some cases have been dispatched half or even more than half empty. Thus, on the one hand we find the airplanes inviting greater usage by more and better service at reduced costs—and the railroads risking loss of patronage by curtailing schedules and boosting fares three times in as many years to a point that they are higher, in some cases, than air rates. It may be true that the increased revenue will offset the loss in patronage that has necessitated schedule cuts, and operation costs are also deserving of consideration and thought. But increased rates are certainly no inducements to increased rail travel, unless increased service and accommodations are offered as a soothing lotion to patrons prone to make protest of prices now effective. No Time To Be Trivial Negotiations are under way with India to barter 36,000.000 bushels of wheat for two strategic materials — manganese and mica. This would buttress India's inadequate food supply, help to control rising prices and assist that country in tho creation of a sound monetary system. It would retrieve for the American taxpayer a modicum of the money he has put up to buy the surplus wheat, n.s, presumably, the manganese and the mica would be worth as much as the wheat. The State Department shows some opposition to the deal. It is t'ri'J' 0 "' 1 *° Barter arrangements. . £r . 1( f e| ' ur trnent is committed to 't'fc t,,"," 1 lra *le agreements seek- ['•""'•••tu, "^ rf ' Ilse trade among all ' " ' "'vt'w* r than deals affect" '"Uions. But Con- Having tried it for months, the English have decided their socialized medicine plan would be a success if it would only work. Hard To Understand What continues to be a surprise to many Americans is tho Inclination of a .sizable minority to wander from the principles of government which have made this a great nation. Attempts to change tho Ainer- ican way of life aj'O accompanied by the charge that it has been a failure. Of course, exactly the reverse Is true. Today the United States is admired for its progress by those wtio esteem freedom, hated for Its strength by those who would rule by force. What prompts such individuals as Henry Wallace to continue sponsorship of known communists? He defends communists on trial for un-American activities. The action is shocking, he shouts, a threat to American liberties and it is using the power of the courts to promote injustice. He profited greatly in a material way .because ,he was an American. To. repudiate .-ill Uilo and rush to the defense of a system .which gives none of the advantages he haw enjoyed is almost beyond the comprehension of the average citizen. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Seymour High school routed Naugatuck, 28-13. It was' the sixth loss of the season for the; locals. Charlie Alegi scored both Naugatuck touchdowns. - Mrs. Martin Garrick. Hlgri street, was visiting' with her son- in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Tumor, in Milan, Tonn. 20 Years Ago Montgomery Woolson, president of the Nauguliick High school senior class, was chairman of a committee arranging a dance to follow the Naugatuck - Croshy football game. William Chittenden was chairman of the committee arranging the Thanksgiving Eve dance of the Naugatuck Golf Club. Look And Learn 1. What country has the greatest area in the world? 2. Which British sovereign had the longest reign? 3. Which In tho smallest planet? 4. How many sheets of paper art; there in a quire? fi. What city of note la on tho Whangpoo River? Answers 1. Russia. 2. Queen Victoria, 84 yeara. 3. Mercury. 4. Twenty-four. 5. Shanghai. Ted Xlimu.szcw.ski and Bill Kttikon claim (his yeur'H children's t ?h ?•!«+ ntn u nit r-i if t-),i,r*>r! I... t V. .. Christmas party, Hlujred !>y the locul auric of KugleH, will be. the biest and e this .vjx-.ii i-ii^in. v,i i^ii.^»«;rt, win uu me biggest and best to date... this will be the ?,2ml annual party and will be followed by a trip to MeadowbrooK Home where aerie members will spread a little chcor IIH In piml. yearn... the boys auk the cuopcratlon of members In the distribution of tickets. Reports huvit bc'cn i Unit a scht>ol department official criticized th» Board of Kdu- c.atloii in a I'TA talk not; too long ugo. . . Jiul denials have como from several quarters... Borough officials are awaiting one-Hide parking nigriH for Oak direct ... Did you know the police inhalalor IH equipped with enough oxygen to last, more than three hours ...thai. Is more than IH ever necessary in emergency cases... Ueacon Kalis hopes 'to buy an inhalator for the new ambulance if sufficient funds are received... they cost in the neighborhood of $300, but arc well worth every penny, if a life is saved. Mr. utid JMrH. I<'r«;d Schumacher are its happy as can he with their now daughter born yc.Htor- day at St. Mary'H Hospital... they ulHo have two KOIIH, Curl, 0, and Fred, Jr., two and u half. . . . corigratulationH. Our congratulations to John T. Leary, who will observe his 83rd birthday tomorrow. . . the gentleman, well known In -the borough as the ticket-taker tor high nchool athletic events, enjoyn watching the hurtle and liunUn of traffic. at Main and Maple xtreulH, . .many happy returns of the day. Patricia Kilduff Plankcy is in the area for about ;i week tind IH renewing old acquaintances.... she's now residing in Florida... Mr:). John J. Wrlnn of Ward street has been invited to attend an all- day conference of the alumni council of Brown university Friday in 1'rovldence, R. I. Did you notlco the big grin on Eddie 7m> cu ski's fuc<i In the photo on I>UKO OIK- of yesterday's NEWS. . .r«jrh»p.s h<- was riuneni- boriiiK the day lit; hit the home run which won him tlin prize for the first circuit clout at th« I'ete.r J. Kolcy Little League. Stadium. . . .There's si little story behind that which IK worth repoiatiiiK. I'erhupH rcull'/.lnu; how e.loHe It had been and to Hhow that ha could clear tlin f«Micc, Kddlncunw up uguln In the second inning with one man on and nailed one that cleared tho foiuv by a good seven. or eight fnet, landing well up on the hank,.. .Kddie came to but twine more In the gum<>. slnKlIng both times to have a perfect night ut the plate. . .On.* of the ttlngleM was u screaming liner which hit the fence — almost u third homer. Oh yes, the Braves won the game, 10-1. The Braves were playing the Yankees June 10 in the third league game of the season...Kd- die came to bat in the first Inning for tho Braves with two aboard and belted a drive which hit on top of the left field fence and bounced over—a home run... If the ball had hit but u fraction of (in Inch lower ,lt would hnvo bounced back Into the park... The Naugatuck Council of Catholic Women food sale Friday at Brennan's store promises a lot of home-baked goodies, they tell us. ...Capt. Harold Snmrow, former eomnmndlng officer of Co, K 1 , IH Htlll it big rooter of the Guard... We're n bit early, but best wishes to Mrs. Donald Heitzcr, of Cherry street, who observes her hlrlh- day next Tuesday... And congratulations to Mr, and Mrs. George Kuhn. of Hill street, who will celebrate their 30th woddlng anniversary tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Klmer Carroll observed another wedding anniversary last Saturday... They do pile up, don't they... Spring Is hero —Mrs. Charles Noble, Sr., Aetna street, reports six rosiw all abloom on her backyard roue hush... Some prankster stirred up tho Footwear IMuiit switchboard yesterday with 11. S. Rubber Co. President Harry Humphreys wan stnr.k In Il<*acim I''alli* with u flat tire. . . JIellO"-g)rl Mu<t Rooney was getting ready to call out the guard when sho learnt 1 *! it was jiiNt u joke. . . Jim Casey is extremely busy as ticket chairman for the St. Francis Holy Name forum Dec. 4... Father Benjamin Masse, S. J., will be the speaker .His topic will . embrace tho quoHtlonH being asked. today by labor, management and ownership.. .Father Masse IB associate editor of the magazine "America" and executive director of the publication, "Catholic Mind." A duti; to bo remembered IK tomorrow evening for thn annual meeting of tho Naugutuck chapter American Red Cross... it's /or M o'clock In tlin Tuttle houso and ^ all residents of Nuiifratur.k, Beacon Falls and Bethany arc lii- viUtd to attend. Word reaches us by way of New Hampshire that a group of local hunters spent a hectic few hours when a member of their party became lost In the woods... Dave Bcnnecke <)t Carroll street becarrfe separated from the party, which Included Al Duke» and Town Clerk Ray St. John...Dave wandered around for some four hours before his friends and several gulden wort) ublti to locale him. It was nice seeing Mm. Alltvm Robertu I.otz In Hartford the other afternoon .. she's still vory much Involved In tho operation of the Connecticut Merit System publication and doing a nlci> job too. BOMBS, BULLETS, AND BOMBAST OUR DEMOCRACY by Mat INGENUITY MAKES B£TT£R LIVING UNTIL JOHN CONANT OF VERMONT INVENTED THE COOK-STOVE EARLV IN THE LAST CENTURY,COOKIN3 VMS OONK OVER. THE WOOD COALS Of THE FIREPLACE IN HEAVV KETTLES, SV#UIMG FROM CRANES, ON SPITS AND SPIDERS — IN THE FIREPLACE OVEISf. CONANTS INVENTION WAS REVOLUTIONARY IN BROADENING THE SCOPE OF HOME COOKING... THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS BASIC PRINCIPLES ~ ITS ADAPTATION TO OTHER FUELS- HAS TREMENDOUSLY SIMPLIFIED COOKING FOR THE HOMEMAKER OF TODAX THE COOK-STOVE is ONE OF THE MANV CONTRIBUTIONS Of AMERICAN INGENUITY AND ENTERPRISE TO THE EASE AND COMFORTS OP FAMILY LIVIN3 IN THIS COUNTRY AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. WALTER WINCHELL In New York Walter Wlnt'liell'M Column will Me llfisuinod In A Fow Day* MARCH OF EVENTS Rut* A-Bomb May Cause Atlantic Pact Revisions Several Congressmen Eye S«at* in Upper Chamber Washington Special to Central Press TPTASHINGTON—There Is a growing belief In some diplomatic W and congressional quarters that Russian attainment ot the atomic bomb secret creates a situation not forscen when the Atlantic Pact was concluded. These authorities feel that some changes In Pact terms may bo necessary. They concede that the Pact will deter Russia from aggression. "* However, facing the absolute certainty that their cities would be destroyed In any future war, will the French, Belgians, Dutch and others be willing to accept an arrangement which involves a mere lessened possibility of war? These authorities think Pact signatories which desire it should bo released from tho obligations placed on them by the P».ct and that the United States should enter into separate agreements with them which would: 1—Obligate the United States to go to war If Russia, attacks one of them. 2—Obligate the United States to respect their neutrality as long as It is respected by Russlt, except If America is attacked by atom bombs first. 3—Obligate the United States to refrain from atom bombing any of the signatory nations as long as no atom bombs are produced In their territories. • *»»,• AMBITION—Any number of House members are Industriously trying to pave their way to the more select Senate during the current recess of Congress. The last election saw several of the representatives make the grade and many others have similar ambitions. Rep. Mike Monroney, the sharp-minded Democrat from Oklahoma, 4 tor instance, is gunning for the senatorial seat of Senator Elmer Thomas, a fellow Democrat—in name, at least. Rep. George A. Smathers of Florida has set his sights on the well- warmed seat of Senator Claude Pepper. They are both Democrats, too. One of the most spectacular contests promises to be that of beautiful Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas, a California Democrat, who already has opened her flght for the seat of Senator Sheridan Downey, also a Democrat. , And in Colorado, Rep. John A. Carroll, a Democrat, Is seeking his party's nomination so he can try to wrest a Senate seat from Republican Senator Eugene D. Minikin. These and others have before them examples set in the last elec-' tion by now—Senators Karl E. Mundt (R), South Dakota; Margaret Chase Smith (R), Maine, and Virgil Chapman (D), Kentucky. * * * * • • TOI7OU TROMAN—The full story was not told, but President Truman was rough and tough in his off-the-record talk to a group of businessmen. News of the meeting leaked out after tho White House tried to keep It a secret. . Businessmen who attended the meeting at a Washington hotel said the chief executive told, them it was silly to have nationwide strikes like those in the steel and coal industries. They added that the president advised them to get together for the nation's good and for their own welfare instead of fighting it out. Truman Among the group, unknown to the president, was . a "ringer," a Republican leader of Congress, who Petmd» was brought to the meeting by a business friend. Table This GOP chieftain revealed that Mr. Truman delivered a two-flsted speech to the assembled businessmen, most of whom have opposed his policies. The president allegedly pounded the table and shook his flit. And before he finished he flung this challenge to the businessmen: "I'm going to be in the White House until Jan. 2V, 1983, and there Isn't a thing you can do about it!" Household Scrapbook If parsley becomes too wilted for attractive use, place It in iced wa- tor for an hour. Shake thoroughly find put In a iflims jur; cover with a thin cloth arid pluce In the refrigerator. This will revive it. Repairing 1'laater It is easier to repair cracks in plaster If the plaster docs not harden too rapidly, and this can be effected by mixing the plaster with vinegar, instead of water. Parchment Shade* Parchment (shades can be cleaned "We, THE MUSIC SHOP—" In common with many of (Mir friends, we've always hoen Intrigued with the Idea of writing a newnpaper column every day. What an opportunity to express our random thoUKhtn on any conceivable topic! Publishers are canny wlllt their space—freedom of tlin press doeu not moan that It costs nothing to print n paper. Freedom of the press doe* mean that, providing no IUWK are violated, we may buy newspaper spaco to 1*11 our Ntory. Tho reader exorcises his freedom of the prom by not reading any paper. The MUSIC SHOP has contracted with the Naugatucli New* fur tho use of thin space for a long period. We shall be oxerclwlng our con- Htltutlonal right* dally—three inches worth! (M'hone 5287 for "everything musical") very nicely with wall paper cleaner. They may also be sponged with a cloth moistened in soapy water. \ TRANSIT SERVICE There is one public transit vehicle for every 1,500 persons la the U. S. THE CHINA INN 11 Harrison Avc. WaUrbury Closed All Day Monday* Tuesday thru Friday Open 10 A. M. to 10 T. M. Saturday II A. M. to 12 Midnight Sunday 12 Noon to 12 Midnight NtW [NGIANOS .ARGfST PETROLEUM STORAGf HRMIf BUNKER "0" Fuel Oil TcIooC per gallon r. O. U. Our Terminal Bridgeport, Conn. I'hone B-S541 -cWr. BUCKLEY /•« BETTER SERVICE LOWIR FUEL COSIS MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. Jji It obligatory for a bride to entertain those friends who have given her wedding gifts? A. It is not exactly obligatory, but fuirely u brldo would wish to entertain all her friends. At any rate, she must write those sincere "thank you" notes for the gifts received. Q. Is it ever proper for a hostess at a dinner to call attention to the fact that one of her guests is eating very little? A, No, as it may be that the guest is not fooling well. It would be better to say nothing unless the guest mentions U. Q. What amount does the ton per cent, lipping system refer to when settling for a meal? A. When the bill amounts to $2,BO or more. It tho bill la only fifty or seventy-five cents, the size of the tip is optional. BUTKUB \tlantic Service Station fern and Chestnut 8U. NOW OPEN! ! Atlantic Top Grade OU Second-to-none S0c-35c G Waierbum's Dependable Slam CLOSED ALL DAY MONDAY HOUKO Dress Dept. . . . Second Floor Dfcssinnkcr details on colorful striped cotton. Faggoted yoke, zipper front, tucked waistline, split, sleeves for comfort. Brown, lilue or Rwl. Sixes r>-:<8, 14'/o.'>4Vl;. Other Styles in Same Sizes and also 46-52 PHONE OR MAIL YOUR ORDER Please send me the following: Q Cash, Quantity Size Color 2nd Color Choice D Charge n c.o.b. Name ,..., piu« 2% Address City Zone State GRIEVE, BISSET AND HOLLAND, INC. Box 1168, Waterbury, Conn.