Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 25, 1949 · Page 9
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 9

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, November 25, 1949
Page 9
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Money Talks Experts Like Coventry Token Flier Advanced AVIATION' CADET WILLIAM C. BECKER, son ol Mrs. E. Crampton Becker, 226 Meadow stret, has been transferred to the Advanced Pilot Training School at Lubock (Texas) Air Force Base after successfully completing a seven months basic course In air pilot training- at Goodfellow, Texas. A, C. Becker will train /or six months in B-25 bombers before receiving his Air Force Pilot's wings. Hoover Report Lecture Discussed By Junior Chamber Plans for the i?i:or.soring of a lecture on the Hoover Commission report by the Naugatuck Junior Chamber of Commerce early next year will be 'discussed at a meeting of trie organization Monday evening at the home of By TED HAMMER, librarian, American Numismatic Association. Godiva WAS a lady. Ask any coin collector. Collectors often boast that they •.vill not possess coins without knowing the stories behind them. And collectors notorously like coins about which there are interesting stories. That's why the Coventry or Lady Godiva tokens of 1792-17S4 are popular. The story of Lady Godiva, undoubtedly true, is known to every school child. Lady Godiva's husband. Leofric, Earl of Leicester, apparently a feudal lord, lived at I Me time of Edward the Confessor. The earl's people complained about high taxes' (who said history never repeats itself). Lady Godiva urged her husband to reduce taxes. Possibly he informed her that women of that era did not take part in political affairs. In any event, the !?.dy had courage, as was evidenced by the climax of this little drama. Like a.ll husbands, the earl finally made a mistake one day. In playful jest, or due to a serio'u; slip of the tongue, he promised to lower taxes if his beautiful wife rode nude through the town on her horse. Every one . knows that she did that very thing, clad only in *-er beautiful, long hair. Coin collectors never argue about whether ->hp rode sidesaddle or otherwise, but the tokens of 1792. 1793, 1VM | show her sidesaddle. Her LIKI£NESS is the central figure of the heads (obverse) of the half pennies of Coventry. There are two different reverses, the Coventry cross and an elephant. (If you have a question about coins or collecting send with stampcd-addressed envelope to ,T. R. Hammer,. 336 North Olifton • avenoe, Wichita 8, Kans., for frea ; information.) Ralph Lyon, Patton Drive, at 8 o'clock. Frederic Truelove is chairman of the Jaycee Hoover Commission committee. I TickRt sales for annual Christmas dance of the Junior Chamber to be held Friday evening, Dec. 9 in Odd Fellows hall are mounting, according to a report at a meeting of the dance committee held at the home of Frank Butcher, Patton Drive. Mario Schiaroli is chairman of the danco committee, and reports that tickets are still available, for the event. Advertisers! In order to insure publication of your advertising on the day desired, all copy must be in this office not later than 3 p. m. day before publication. NAUGATUCK DAILY NEWS Public Schools Plan "Bundle Day" Observance Here A Save -the -Children "Bundle Day" drive to collect serviceable, used clothing will be launched in the Naupratuck public school.3 on Nov. 28th to Dec. 2, School Superintendent Chittenden announced today. The drive, which is pni't of Ihe Eiijht National Children's Clothing Crusade conducted under the auspices of a national committee, of school sir erintendonts, will 'nst for 5 days. Clothing' obtained will be distributed by the Save the Children Federation in its pro- Tram of assistance to children in solated rural areas of t'ho United states and in six European countries. Throe million pounds of weav- ihle clothing has been oet as tho lational goal for 194S. Lust year 'n the Seventh National Children's Clothing- Crusade, nearly three nillion pupils took part in 710 iiindle dn.'-s in some 40 states and -aiscd a total 1,574.692 pounds. The proal hr,? been increased this •••ear in order to enable the Federation to meet the clothing.needs n its steadily expanding- fields of child service. Roi.-.'oi tinq; on a recent tour of some of the war-depeted areas of Europe, Dr. Charles R. Joy, Eu- '•opean commissioner of the Fed- ei'ation, sayi? : : '"There are still thousands of children whose only clothing- is tattered rags; who are barefoot or wearing nameless things tied 'o their feet. Babies utill come in- 'o tho world to be wrapped in pa- ">er, straw, grain or sugar bc-igs— u-hntever rags their mothers" can find, I have seen these children, ind I know that in Greece alone 'here are rrore than a million in- Jignent pecr'le among them more than 30^,000 orphans. Recovery is on way, but the need is litil! great'. Clothing collected by the Federation is distributed abroad for the relief of such children in Austria, Finland, France, Greece Holland and Italy. In America clothing is distributed in needy rural areas of eight [Southern -and Souttherwestern States and on the Navajo Indian Reservation, in which the Federation oparetes its sponsored school program. Many of the children ir. the American areas served come from families with cash incomes of less than $400 a year. If it were not for the Bundle Day collections, thousands of these children would not be able to attend school during- inclement weather j because of lack of proper coining. SUIT WITHDRAWN Max White, Waterbury, has withdrawn a $5,000 civil suit, filed in Waterbury Superior Court against Clara J. Gustafson, Naugatuck, after settlement out of court. The plaintiff claimed he wcs injured Feb." 21, when ho slipped on ice accumulated from the overflow of a water pipe on the Gustafson property at 169 Rubber avenue. Na.irg;atuok. 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