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PAGE 8—NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), FRII>AY, NOV. IB. 1!M!> ?Bbtl«hw Kvery Wanlnc Sunday) by ! NATJGATUCK NEWS CORP. NAIIGATUCK, CONN. Telephone* 222S and XSM AH Entered u »»cond clan matter »t the port offlca In Waugatuck. Coan. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payabto IB Advmno* 1 Month .. .nJO 1 Tor . . American N«w»p«p«r K. K. D«fly N«w»p«p«r Put. Oocn. Newipaper Publl«>»«r« FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1M9 Forbidden Pun t A sophisticated music committee has opened the chaste portals of the New Jersey Historical Society to admit a collection of more than 100 speakeasy cards. For the generation which has matured since repeal in 1933, which includes a majority of the veterans of the last war, the function of speakeasy cards may need explanation. They identified the bearer as a trustworthy person who was neither a prohibition agent nor a cop and therefore was not entitled to free drinks. The speakeasy card was a symbol of the wicked and wonderful prohibition era, to which many now middle-aged look back with nostalgic affection that actually is based on nothing except the fact that they then were young. They forget the bribery »nd corruption, tho murderous Kane's organicd by the bootleggers, the public hypocrisy and cynicism which were prohibition's e%'il fruit. Thty remember only that it was exciting: to slip furtively up to a darkened doorway and hold up the right card before the suspicious eye that appeared in the peep-hole. They recall with pride that at some places they were known to the doorman and were admitted without identification. The speakeasy was expensive fun. The liquor was bad, tne beer was worse, the food greasy, the service rude. But no one minded. The speakeasy offered gaiety and the sense of pleasant guilt that comes to law-abiding people when they challenge law and order. By accepting the collection of cards, the New Jersey Historical Society shows understanding of the ingredients of history. The president of the society describes prohibition as a "great social epic," and so it was. Its memory should be preserved in the archives, if only as an example of the wrong way to attempt to achieve a good end. Picking On Mom Again Dr. Sontag, research director of Antioch College, says American women make poor mothers, thereby aligning himself with numerous critics. But the experts do not seem to be able to agree on what's wrong with ma. Philip Wylie and Dr. Edward A. Strecker accuse women of being possessive and dominating and making a career of being excessively motherly. Dr. Sontag finds that feminine efforts to compete witfi! men are destroying the satisfaction women should find in maternity. There is contradiction here. Dr. Sontag thinks women have too much economic freedom. They are, he says, "all too likely to find preparing a formula, washing diapers and getting meals a poor vocational substitute" for previous activities in business or the professions. Dr. Sontag says the cause may be found in education and the industrial organization which foster "competition rather than delineating clearly uncompetitive roles for men and women—one as a breadwinner and one as a homemaker and rearer of children." Lake many scientists, Dr. Sontag appears to be out of touch v.-ith the facts of life, the .most important of which is the eagerness of today's brides to begin rearing families and the prodigious numbers of baby carriages —which can be seen everywhere. Motherhood still seems to be a popular institution. American women have been competing with men on a broad scale in business and the professions for more than 30 years. In that time they have reared a generation of children that seems none the worse for what Dr. Sontag calls w o rn e n's "freedom." Mother can afford to take criticism with equanimity. It seems certain that she is here to stay. Wiping Out Malaria Virtual elimination of malaria in the big reservoir areas of the Tennessee Valley Authority, after a campaign of 15 years' duration, is reported. . ; In 1934, blood tests taken from 5.023 individuals in the area near the proposed Wheeler Dam showed that 30 per cent were carriers of malaria germs. In 1933 a survey throughout the valley showed only 10 per cent of the blood films to be positive. In the last four years the incidence of malaria germs has been less than tban one per cent, and this year tests conducted by state health authorities showed none at all. Such progressive accomplishment naturally attracted attention of many nations, which sent representatives to this country to learn the techniques. Malaria, like the terrible yellow fever scourge, now happily almost eliminated, is conveyed to humans by the bites of mosquitoes, but not of the same variety of that pest. Mosquitoes in TVA lake regions were attacked first by hand and boat application of paris green and oil. Later DDT sprayed from airplanes proved much more effective. Though not a single malaria carrier was found (his year, it does not follow that the problem is solved for all time. Tho price of safety is constant alertness against tfee mosquito. Advocates of the more abundant life have never explained what good impounding food to keep the price up docs a hungry man. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Paul Grabowaki was one of 80 equipment winners out of 1,500 players in the Argosy Magazine- Brooklyn Dodgers rookie hunt. Arthur Swan was elected president of the Nnugntuck Chapter of the Society for tho TTeservotion and; .Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. 20 Tears Ago Stanton Glover, a chemist at the U. S. Rubber Co., was in Woonsocket, R. I., on business. The Naugatuck High school football team rallied in the last (period to tie Crosby, 6-6. A pass, from Joe Lengyel to Hermonat, provided the tying score. Household Scrapbook Brass Beds Brass beds can be made to stay nice by going over them occasionally with a cloth moistened with lemon oil or linseed oil. Brass beds will retain their surface longer if they are coated with a little gum shellac dissolved in alcohol. Waffle Iron Baking soda can be used to re move grease and discolorations from the electric waffle iron, and w ; ill leave it bright and clean. Hard Wood A screw or no.il will penetrate hard wood much more easily if first rubbed with soap. Look And Learn 1. What is bagasse? 2. From what language do we get most of our musical terms? 3. Who was the first martyr to the Christian faith? 4. How is "Eire" correctly pronounced? 5. What great military leader of history was often called "The Man of Destiny"? Answers 1. The pulp of sugar cane after the juice has been extracted. 2. Italian. 3. Stephen. 4. To rhyme with "Sarah." 5. Napoleon. tTHECLQC Lil Hitchcock of Field street is visiting her sister In Newport, R. I...Fred Perlstcln of our ad staff leaves this afternoon for a weekend at his alma mater, Syracuse university. . .he's been hoping the snow holds off in that section for a couple more days. Plans aro under way to convert a Church street Huper-mur- ket Into a 100 per cent self-service establishment.... Paddy Watah, who dahhlns In politics In the BriiHH City, IK back behind thn meat -counter at the store. • Steve O'Hnra and his rij,'ht hand man, "Murphy" put on a show of their own at Red Fenton'a staR the other night... Steve told of Murphy's flrut meeting with the affable cop a f ew years ago, much to the pleasure of those attending. Tho executive coTn>mlt'tee -of the Naugatuck Men's Chorus has been kept in a dither for the post couple of weeks..,first Jane Wilson of Fred Waring's orchestra (postponed action on her appearance here, finally dropping out ..Tony Lavelli, former basketball star at Yale, and now n star musically, promised to come, only to call tit tho lout minute to Inform Jesse 3T. Davis that a "phenomenal" television offer would make it Impossible to appear hero. .. but, (Miss Dorothy Hunniford will be here, and those who heard tier before, will vouch for a very enjoyable evening at the high school auditorium Dec 2...better hold that date open for the concert. The cnnHonKUH of opinion at Rod Fcnton'n party was that Pa- trolmun Frank Mariano IN want- Ing hlH (iilcnU In th<- police department. ... Frank randnred a couple of HOIIKH and would have been kept at the mike nil ni^ht If he hadn't refuged after hlw Ui«t number... Rudy Andorson, welfare superintendent, hasn't been feeling too well the pant few days...he's still on the jot) however...congratulations to Mr. anti Mrs. Joe Kane, North Main street, who observed their 25th wedding anniversary Thursday. If you have any old books, playing cards, or clarets, call Katherlne Kudeiiffe at 3889 and she will see that they are distributed among the 400 veterans at Rocky Hill Veterans hospital who will not be home for Christmas this year. Friends arc glad to see Elmer Schmitz about again after a few days laid up as a medical patient in the Waterbury hospital ...Mrs. Hysell Brooks returns to her Red Cross Hom« Service dask at the Waterbury chapter next week after a Jengrthy siege with the hives. Understand Luke Comlskey gave a hat to Muzzy Furtodo of Pond street for his birthday... Tomorrow it'll be best wishes to Mrs. Rosa Davis of Bloomfleld, N. 3., former Falrvlew avenue resident. Piano selections by Dorotli.y GabiancUi and Angelo DeCarlo at Central avenue school visits Ing day made quite a hit we heard with parents visiting school that day. Belated best wishes and many happy returns of the day to David Noonan, who observed his birthday last Saturday. . .and to Thomas Curtin, Michael Chiavetta and Mrs. Dora Arendholz, all on Sunday.. .Fremont W. Tolles, Thomas Horan and Janice Kowelski celebrated theirs Nov. 10, and Robert Knapp was a year older yesterday. It's time to ring: the birthday bell for Carol Ann Oellnh, who observes her natal day today... and Monday will be a birthday celebration fur Mrs. Aldo PI star- oil I .OoIorcM Rlmkoftkl and Mrs. Maurice Gushing observe theirs next Tuesday. Ansonin Mayor Frank Fltzpat- rlck, former Naugatuck resident, ana MFH. Fitz(pntrlck will celo- brato their 27th wadding anniversary next Wednesday. . .on the same day their son, Bernard, will take as his bride, Bctto Connors of Derby. A local resident hunting desperately for a garage, Anally approached the Red Cross Chapter for use of a portion of Its garage, which wasn't being used... headquarters on two different occasions refused the chapter to rent the space... but the upshot of It all is In the fact that the chapter Is now going; to fix up the garage and use the heretofore unused space for one of Its own vehicles, which had been kept outside...our friend Is still seeking a garage. Anybody Con Writef By FRANK TRIPP The Naugatuck High school office informs us that the name of Delores Zettlemoyer was inadvertently omitted from the list of honor students which they submitted to us Wednesday... Dellores is a freshman.,.The addition of her name makes 32 freshmen on the list and a total of 130 students in the school who maintained an average of 85 per cent or better for the first two months of the school year. Belated birthday greetings to Joe and Vin Healy, who celebrated Monday.. .The borough's famous twins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Healy, of Church street, made basketball and baseball history while at Naugatuck High school.. .They are now juniors at Fordham University. ' BOMB THREAT! "The Upper Story," a two-page mimeographed news sheet of doings among residents of the YMCA has made its first appearance. ..The paper, which contains information for and about those who live in the Y dorm, is edited by Phil Arras.. .It is slugged: "The Y Dorm Residents' Newsletter, published now and maybe not again." For n long time I've had the urg)e to write an Article about writing an article; reveal what to do when there's nothing to wri:o about. This seems to be the week. Every Yiow and then I hear from E. hopeful who is eager to join' Ihe ranks of the 10,000 odd columnist s — and "odd" Is the right word. Writing a column Is a cinch. Hers's the formula: All you do is start writing, like gabby folks atari to talk, before they have anything to say. What you write aimlessly uncovers o topic. , Anybody can write, Tho ti-lck IH to write what somebody will rotul. That's my problem right now. Of course the news bulges with things of which to write. But I'm advised by friends not to KO commentator. They say that I do mucn Letter re paper collars, red flannel shirts and flapjacks. AH, .JUST AS I SAin, once you're started, a topic turns up. So flapjacks it shall be. Because BO mnny people sot great store by them and BO many others don't know what they are. Well, flapjacks are griddle cakcn, wheat cake.H, pancaknn, stack of liota or whnlevor numo t:ll<:ltn In jour parish. Even the lofty crepe Huzctte IH of the flapjack family and tho waffle is a corrugaled flapjack. Down South It'H oretty much JUHI flapjack— -or corndodger. Whence fame the prudenl, advice of trie Southern mammy: "Wobble your corndodger In the hum fat, hont>v; your pappv pays as much as anybody." WHICH HEMINIXS MT5 of a sticky, sultry morning in the station restaurant at Greensboro, N.C., 1 never could make Northern cooks believe the Htory. A man near me was served n strange breakfast dish, something swimming in grease. "What's that?" I asked the wait- refis. "Cantalouj-c and gravy," sho replied. "Want some?" 'No thanks," I said and couldn't enjoy my breakfast for thought of it. Every locality has its unique food dish. No doubt cantaloupe and gravy would prove no more revolt- Ing to shark fin addicts than would my buckwheat pancakes, spread with brown-fried sauerkraut. But I love 'em, with Just a tetch of Tna.ple syrup. Or with the rich gravy of side pork — streak o' lean, streak o' fat — floating over the buckwheat brownies. That'll put a hangover around your belt. leastwise not the good old-fashioned kind. My mother always started her pitcher of buckwheat batter with the first frost. It was kept on the back porch and brought in at fight, to be primed for the morning onslaught by pop and me. The flavor was purposely kept just a wee mite sour, which added a zest not present in other methods. Toucheo of baking soda kept it Just right. Mere thought of it orives me hungry. When, through some disaster, we had to switch to wheat cakes there wa« Kloo,m In the household; till mom brought back tho buckwheats, which wore our Winter bronkfasU as certain n.s the morning came. AS FAB AS 1 KNOW, tho flapjack Is an American Institution. They were pretty much standard morning fare before people worried about their girth. Those days folks worked »nd walked more; needed the fuel which hearty breakfasts gave them. They ate flapjacks of one sort or another with gusto, often a dozen at a sitting, oblivious of warnings that they dug their graves wl!h their teeth. Moat of them lived to bo lunl.y chamnlonn of the flapjack and l.o lament, with rno, tho passing of the old batter jar; replaced by :t patented package on the pantry shelf. Tho few who succumbed, died full and fat and happy; and are no deader than those who worried themselves to death trying to keep thin. So, you HOC how easy It IB to write n. column—even when thero'a nothing to write about. (Copyright, 1949, General Feaiurex Corp-) RELATIVELY FEW PEOPLE get to enjoy buckwheat cakes, MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. If I have issued invitations to a .small and informal affair in my home, and now find it Impossible to give this affair, how can I recall these invitations? A. Either by telephone or by brief notes, explaining the circum stances and advising your intended guests that you will get in touch with them at a later date. Q. How can a family that has moved into a new neighborhood get acquainted with the neighbors without seeming to thrust itself on them? A. By going to church and tak ing part in the community affairs. Q. Is white the only color of pa per permissible for engraving wed ding Invitations? A. White or ivory may be used. MARCH OF EVENTS Civil Air Regulations Chang** S««n Certain Expect Another Battle Over AIC* Chairman Special to Centrtl Press W ASHINGTON—-You can definitely look for aome change* in United States civil aviation regulations to keep military airplanes off airports where big commercial airliners land. Even if the Civil Aeronautics Administration doesn't get around itself to changing these flying regulations, it is a sure bet that Congress will act to strengthen them after it convenes in January. The storm stirred up by the collision of the Eastern Airlines DC-4 with a P-38 over Washington National Airport which killed 55 ""* ~" persons in the nation's worst airplane disaster won't quiet down unless some action is taken. Already, the leading aviation experts in Congress have announced their determination to see that flying regulations are revised to protect big airliners from mid-air collisions. There are strong indications that the CAA may change its present regulations without waiting for Congress to act However, if some changes might necessitate a new law being passed by Congress, the legislators are ready to act.' * • * * • NEW LJLIENTMAL APPOINTMENT FIGHT —One of the bitterest fights of the next session of Congress will revolve around expected re-nom- Dovid E. lllienthol ination of David E Lillenthal as chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission—unless Lillenthal yields to the urging of his physician and retires. It is unlikely, however, that Lllienthal, whose tireless work has weakened his strength,* will retire His friends say he thinks that would look like quitting under fire and that his temperament would not permit him to do that. Six Republican members of the congressional atomic "watchdog" committee already have declared war on Lillenthal for alleged mismanagement of the country's atomic energy program. It is believed certain that they will wage a hard battle against his confirmation if President Truman renominates Lilienthal. whose term expires next June 30. . Lilienthal went through one rugged confirmation battle when the commission was, created three years, ago ' * * • » • WHAT PRICE PEACE?—Reports persist in Washington that the United,States. Britain and France are planning to write a Japanese peace treaty that ignores both, the Russians and the .Chinese. The last two nations have consistently blocked efforts to write a treaty by insisting on provisions unacceptable to the three western powers. Although it was the Chinese Nationalist government that raised objections to treaty plans, the Chinese Communists are expected to be just as difficult, along a different line. The Japanese peace treaty almost certainly was discussed at the recent Washington meetings of Secretary of State Dean Achecon with French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin. But no announcement was made of any plans. * * * » • WELFARE STATE?—Some government officials foresee that the current trend of industry-financed pensions for employes may put business in the paradoxical position of advocating the so-called "welfare state." .. The Ford company and Bjethlehem Steel both signed new union contracts binding the companies to pay the cost of SlOO-a-month pensions, leas federal social security Thus government officials will not be surprised if Ford, Bethlehem and any other companies with similar, plans give support next year to administration legislation to expand and raise social security benefits. CIO President Philip Murray told the steel firms during a presidential fact-finding board hearing on the industry's pension dispute that they could settle the issue by joining him in backing such legislation. Now, the companies may do that The cost to Ford and Bethlehem of pension programs will decrease with each boost in the government's social security benefits. One stee! industry spokesman estimated that the cost of the $100•-month pension plan to Bethlehem might drop to around $20 • monthJfjocial security benefit* were doubled./ Cemponiei May Back legislation WALTER WINCHELL In New York WALTER WINCHELL'S column in oinltril today and. for :he remainder of tilts week, <l«c to the <tc»th of thr rohimiilM't. mother. Mr. Wlnchell will ri-Humv his column In Mnnday'tt News. Realty Transactions The following papers have been iled for record in the office of ?own Clerk Raymond J. St. ohn: Warranty Detds Carl C.. and Marilyn K. Brlgham to Paul J., and Victoria JasirliQd, property on .North Hoadley street. Mary E. Borne to Anne L. Post, iropcrty on Russell street. Harriet Hogan to John F., and Helen ObJInski, property on Jonn;on street. Hyman Julius Kravitz to Agnes O., and Carl J. Sandln, property on Radnor avenue. Quit Claim Deed Naugatuek Savings Bank to Hary E. Borne, property on Russell street. Certificate of Attachment Hadley Furniture Co., versus Thoma«r E., and Belmira M. Mc- Guirc, $400 on property off CurllsH street. Mortgage Deeds John F., and Helen ObjinBkl to Naugatuck Savlngx Bank;, property on Johnson street. Maud A. Lewis to Nauu.utuck Savings Bank, tpiropcrty on South Main street. Mortgage Release* The CltlzcnH and Manufacturers National Bank of Waterbury, conservator of the estate of Rose Barbicri to Joseph D'Attllio. Naugatuck Savings Bank to Harriot Hognn. Naugntuck Savings Bank to Maud A. Lewis. FLAG RULES GIVEN Washington—-Tho U. S. flag, according to the Library of Congress, may be flown almost anywhere 24 hours a day as long as it is for a patriotic purpose and the flag does ot lose dignity. "We, THE MUSIC SHOP—" An organization which ban the po- tenlal of building a more harmonious and happy community mcrts tonight. We speak of the Philharmonic* of Naiigatuck, Inc. If every Ifachrr and music lover lw<\»mr affiliated with thin group, there could thru fos a fitart toward an over-all, friendly planning of methods t*> Ijicrejwie the musical culture of thin borough. This organization roiild then become the central clearing house for all munlrul thought In Naugaturlt. We BIIK(cent thai the Philharmonics should irlve primary attention to the musical needs of the young people. .lames Rourke, Beacon Fall* high school graduate, HUB, nays, "I bought a clarinet two years MITO; would love to learn how to play It, but cannot afford a teacher's fee." Philharmonics, what should he done? 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