Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 23, 1949 · Page 3
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, November 23, 1949
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PAGE Z—NABGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), WKDNKSDAY, NOV. 23, 104» DREW PEARSON ON "fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Sayi: Ben. McCarran Gives Franco Some Public Relations Tips; Medical Bureaucrats Are The Country's Unsung 1 Heroes; Doctors 'Risk Their Lives In Research On Common Diseases. Washington. — Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada, No. 1 enemy of Europe's homeless refugees, has now set himself up as chief volunteer public relations counsel to Europe's No. 1 Fascist dictator. On his latest junket abroad, supposedly to "investigate the current refugee situation," McCarran gave Spain's Francisco Franco some shrewdly, cynical advice on How to Make Friends and Influence People. In the course of two lengthy interviews, the senator from Nevada assured his attentive host that "with a little smart handling at this end, Spain can be right back in the front parlor by this time next year." McCarran happens to represent a state containing less than one- tenth of one per cent of the U. S. population, and most Ncvatlnns are not the slightest bit interested In Franco. Nevertheless. McCarran did not hesitate to speak for all the American people. IsiaoC a.ri 2?Np fit STup6 Y overwhelming majority of the American people," he said, "are convinced that your country has been given a raw deal. It's just a question now of pounding the point home and getting enough pressure put on enough Congressmen to whip the State Department pinks." A "healthy bloc of senators." McCarran added, are prepared to advocate, early in the next Congressional session, that the United States sponsor Spain's admission to specialized agencies of the United Nations. "They are also prepared to put the heat on a few of our European charity patients so that you can get invited into that Western Union club of theirs," McCarran said. "However," McCarran warned Franco, "don't lot your pride keep you from blowlnpr your own horn, good and loud. You've got to keep telling everybody that Spain deserves a place on the anti-Communist team. Don't bother about anything else, or answer any other criticism; just keep hitting that one line, and you'll make the grade." Franco, whose background hasn't given him much experience in molding public opinion, must have been grateful for these tips. For leas than a week later, Franco followed McCarrnn'.i suggestions closely in an exclusive interview with a U. S. correspondent. Radio Madrid, on its short-wave broadcasts to the Americas, has also begun to bear down heavily on Spain's contributions to the struggle of Western civilization against Russian Communist .barbarism." High point of these propaganda blurbs is the cryptic declaration: "If it hadn't been for Spain, England would now probably be the only free nation In Western Europe." ITnaung Bureaucrats Thousands of words have been rained upon the reading public about the inequities of bureaucrats. However, there arc bureaucrat* and bureaucrats and without sonic of them, the government couldn't function today. For instance, a handful of .medical bureaucrats are risking death and disease every day to safeguard the health of others. The door outside their bureau at Bethcsda, Md., might be covered with quarantine signs, but one sign alone tells the story: "Infectious Diseases." Inside, doctors and assistants are exploring with microscopes and test tubas, seeking curoH for everything from polio* to tho common cold. At one time or other, nearly everyone on the staff has been bedridden with some disease; at least three have died during the past decade — victims of their own research. , For such risks, these doctors are paid a modest government salary, ranging from $4,500 to $10,000, though they could earn far more In private practice. They don't work for the glory either, since their discoveries are kept anonymous by the Public Health Service. Yet their selfless research goes on. The doctor In charge of polio research, for example, is Dr. Charles Armstrong who spent eight months in bed and nearly died from tular- cmla, or rabbit fever, and al«o came down with dengue fever, parrot fever, Q fever and encephalitis on other assignments. He is now searching desperately for a serum that will prevent polio, Is testing other diseases which might be given as an Inoculation against polio. Ho has finally traced the coxaxc virus, which causes a mild disease sometimes mistaken for polio, to suckling mice. No Cure for Colds Another Important research task force, under Dr. Leon Atlas, la exploring the common cold. He has already Isolated the elusive virus which causes colds, has proven this by dropping the virus into the nostrils of volunteers from the District of Columbia jail. However, Dr. Atlas has also discovered there arc many types of colds—caused by other viruses, allergies and mild diseases that do not go past the preliminary, stuffed-up-nose stage. .. AGBEEMEJ|fT, .' Detroit — The. Kalser-FrazOT Corporation and CIO Auto Workers have announced a new retirement agreement patterned on the »teel Industry pension plan. The firm will pay six cent* an hour Into the .fund for each employe, with other detail* yet to be worked out. 1 IN 40 DIVORCES Washington — Only about one of every 40 Americans who ever have and not remarried. Funny about giving thenks. >Ve do it every year, on one particular day, And then forget about it And go back to wanting more Instead of being grateful. i But maybe that's what's made us what we are. A country rich and full, in a world in trouble. The wanting more, trie striving. The never being satisfied. ' Maybe that's what did it. i There's nothing wrong with wanting more, As long as we remember to take time out Every once in a while, for gratitude. Take the time to look a round And realize what we've got; Give our thanks, And mean it. INDUSTRIES The NAUGATUCK VALLEY TWO w wnrr— T\M*. 700 P.M. CHOI 1590 WATB Thun. MS PJA. ou 1320 WTOB—W*A SIR 9. u. Dial 100 VWCO-SoL 6:30 Pit Dial 1240 W1CH—Sun. 1:55 PJA Dial 890 What Our Readers Think! Fire Kept Burning; Rado Replies To Interested Observer TJaugratuck, Conn. Nov. 23, 1949. Dear Editor of The News: This letter Is directed .to. the flui^ .b'fidSly Interested 1 observer who did not have onougti of that stuff that makes a good athlete, to sign his or her name publicly to the letter sent to you yesterday, otherwise this letter would not be sent to him or her. This so-called Interested observer evidently does not rend too well because if he or sho looks back to the article about out-of-towncrs olf the board o£ dl j rectors, they wll'l read that I said wo appreciate ail the help wo can get, no maltcr where. I also stated that the people of Nauffatuclc avo capable of handling their own business. As far as prejudice and selfishness goes, I believe this so-called Interested observer and the two men whom he mentioned are probably topa in both. Thank you, W. C. Rado. Summarize Accompliments Of Local Red Cross Chapter Effort To Amend Trade School Act A hearing on a bill amending Waterbury'a special trade school bond act passed In 1047 will be hold by the Finance Committee of the General Assembly next Tuesday Iri Hartford. ' As the Watcrbury measure concerns education, Senate leaders say HH acceptance Is permissible even under the restriction that no bills except those pertaining to education matters will be introduced in the Senate. The amendment would allow broader use by the city of proceeds ofthe bill authorizing $200,000 in trade school bonds. The amend- ment would allow the use of proceeds for acquisition of a site, installation of public services such as water mains, sanitary and storm water sewers. CABLE CARS DISAPPEAR San Francisco — The cable car system of this city, which once covered 112 miles . ,rf track, nov, ha* only 17 miles }eft. John H. Schmuck, retiring chair- | man, summarized the accomplishments and activities of the Naugatuck Chapter, American Red Cross, in his yearly report at the Chap- ] ter's annual mepting Thursday night' In the Tuttle Music Shed. The text of the report follows: The end of another twelve months period in the history of Naugatuck Chapter prompts us to take inventory of the highlights that have transpired since wo last met in our annual meeting. Your chairman will endeavor to report these briefly. July 1, 1949 witnessed the separation of the Public Health Nursing service in. Naugatuck from the supervision of the Chapter Staff after several years of study and the public health survey reported on at this meeting lost year. The cars, nursing equipment and records wore turned over to the Borough of Naugatuck this past summer. Thus the last Red Cross Chapter in the State continuing this service has cleared its desk after almost 30 years of demonstration. Wo fire extremely happy to record hern that the 1949 Fund Drive under the experienced and able leadership of Mr. Philip E. Rice as Fund Chairman not only reached but exceeded our quota. The gratitude of the entire Chapter goes out to the very large number of Naugatuck men and women who worked so hard to put Naugatuck over Its goal. The 1949 National Convention of American Red Cross was held at Atlantic City the end of June. Naugatuck yr&a represented by your hairman, Vico Chairman, Philip E. Rice, and by a representative of our Junior Red Cross who Is here this evening to report briefly. Wo were represented by another Jun- olor Red Cross member also present tonight, at the J. R. C. Training Center held at Wellesley College in July. A groat deal of knowledge and Inspiration for the Chapter was obtained at these two gatherings. On September 1st Miss Edith M. Stecvor who hod been Executive Secretary of the Chapter since September 1942 resigned to enter new fields of endeavor. Mrs. Charles R. Anderson, a resident of Naugatuck for many years, was appointed to fill the vacancy. The Board of Directors after careful study of the matter voted to turn over to Tuberculosis League of Waterbury, Inc.,. the responsibility of conducting educational and preventive work and the annual Christmas Seal Campaign. Experience has proved conclusively that this work like many others !H now lining conducted moro efficiently on n collective basis than by a Single small unit of population in the state. Wo did carry, however, again this fall the X-Rtiy program In .the High School OH wo have done for tho post several years. We have all been saddened during the paat few months by the passing of two Naugatuck citizens who 'had deep regard for the Red Cross. The first, John W. Hayes, a former Vice Chairman o£ the Chapter, passed to his reward after giving over 30 years of devoted service to our Chapter. The Hccond, Rev. John Wanat, was an interested and faithful member (it our Board of Diructorfl at the tlmo of hln Hucldon death. Wo nhall miss their presence and counsel sincerely. Your chairman In rendering his last report in that capacity wishes to remind you, the people of Naugatuck, once more about tho charter obligations of Red Cross. The greatest of those called by tho namr- of Home Service is tho scr- fice rendered by Red Cross to members of tho armed forcoa, veterans and their dependants, the dopondents of decoasod servicemen, and In certain Instances civilians. You will hear more about some of :hese from our guest speaker here this evennlg. Second in Importance Is Disaster Service. If you had lived In Florida In late August you would know more about this first hand. Home Nursing, First Aid, Accident Prevention, Water Safety, Production and the other volunteer services plua the development of a Junior Red Cross are the other parts of your Red Cross program being carried out for you and by you who are the Naugatuck Chapter: With great pleasure 1 call again to your attention the appointment effective October 1st of General Gcorgo C. Marshall as President of the 'American Red Cross. I would like to close by reading Mr. Basil O'Connor's telegram of congratulation to General Marshall upon his acceptance to his now position: "It Is moat gratifying to me that you have accepted the call of President Truman to become President of the American Red Cross when I relinquish my duties on October Int. It IH characteristic of your unparalleled record ol dovo- tlon to our country that you have agreed to return to public life from well-earned retirement. "Truly a people's partnership in humanitarian endeavors that embraces all peoples everywhere, whether they serve or are assisted, locally, nationally and internationally, tho Red Cross of our country Is certain to have great and proved leadership with you as its head. You epitomize so magnificently the great human qualities of the American people In their communities, in their nation and In the family of nations. In the universal acclaim which will greet the announcement of your new role in American life, please accept mysln- cerest good wishes as you undertake further service to our people, our country, and the world. "It is heartening to know that the American Red Cross has been found worthy of your great talents." JOHN H, SCHMUCK, Chapter Chairman. NEW PRESIDENT Burlington, Vt. —The bond of the University of Delaware h>» been named new president of the UiilvorMlty of Vermont. Dr. Wll- llnm CarlNon, an authority on tho Arctic, will take over tita new post April 1. 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