Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 25, 1949 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 10

Naugatuck, Connecticut
Issue Date:
Friday, November 25, 1949
Page 10
Start Free Trial

FACE 10-NACGATPCK NEWS (CONK), FHltfAV, NOV. 25, 1949 !>nbU(b*d Every Kvenlnc <Cxoept Sunday) by fHE NAUGATUCK NEWS CORP, NAUGATUCK, CONN. T«ieplia&M 2228 and 2220 All Department* Entered aa Mcond claaa matter at the port offic* In Naugatuck. Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance 1 Month ...91M 1 Tear >!B.gO Member: American Newipaper Pub. N. K. Dally Newspaper Put. Conn. Newipaper Publishers A«»'n FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1949 More For Mink Fur dealers expect higher prices for mink, a prospect which they contemplate with mixed emotions. Mink is used to make coats, which are highly prized because mink is costlier than most furs. Mink comes under the heading of what some economists call "conspicuous consumption," which means that a mink coat is not necessary but is nice to have if you can afford it, or even if you can't. Mink prices are governed by the law of supply and demand. There are no parity formulas or support prices for mink and the government doesn't buy up surplus mink and store it. It doesn't fix prices for mink and it doesn't concern itself about whether the average income of mink trappers is higher or lower than It was Sn 1910. That's probably because most mink trappers are Canadians and cannot vote in this country. The government just collects a luxury tax on the finished article. And, on their part, the mink people aren't demanding government subsidies. All this makes the mink business one of the survivors of free enterprise. But mink also illustrates the hazards of free enterprise. Mink prices are expected to rise because current supplies are small, Dealers are happy about the pros- ji'-rr. of higher prices, provided thi-y don't go high enough to kill the demand. It appears there is ;i point beyond which mink buyers will not go, incredible though that may seem. Dealers cl.-m't s.iy at what point the law of diminishing returns begins to operate on mink. What all this useful intelligence boils down to is that if you're planning to let your husband surprise you with a mink coat for Christmas, you'd better tell him to get his order in fast. Railroad Woes Discussion caused by the decision of the Interstate Commerce Commission to permit eastern railroads to charge higher passenger rates highlights the fundamental difficulty in which America's railways find themselves. Their managerial functions are virtually gone, and at a time when competition is tougher than ever. No move can be made in any direction ijy the railroads without government sanction, and the labor brotherhoods have been granted unlimited power to enforce their demands. As a result, railroad management is now virtually a rubber stamp for government and labor. Much is said about the American trend toward socialism in major industries, such aa steel, coal and automobiles. But the first nationalization step by the government could be in the railroad field. A great many railroads have operating deficits because they cannot make the df cisions that would restore profits. All passenger business is conducted at a loss, heavy freight- volume being the factor that permits most of the roads to remain solvent. Socialism is the loss of private enterprise. The area of private enterprise in the railroad field today is shrinking, and in the natural course of events the railroads -will be nationalized as the first ste'p toward socialist America. Gridiron Grist Spectators rooting for the home eleven to smother the opposing team under a harvest of touchdowns have little reason to dwell on the Spartans of Ancient Greece, but it was In the city of Sparta that the organized game of football originated. In early times the sport centered about kicking a ball to the opposing goal line and it caught on with the Romans whose legions probably carried the game to Britain. Football aroused the royal ire in England more than once. First to ban it was Edward II in 1314 because its popularity interfered with the practice of archery which was vital to national defense. Little heed was paid. Similar unsuccessful bans were issued by Edward III, Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth. The Pilgrims probably brought the game to this country, though until the Nineteenth Century the ball was kicked, not carried, so that the game was more like modern soccer. This soccer form was played at Harvard as early as 1827, and the first intercollegiate game on record was contented between Rutgers and Princeton on November 0, 1869. Meanwhile in the early Nineteenth Century the public schools of England took to the practice of carrying the ball as well as kicking it. This form came to be known as rugby, named for its point of origin, and found its way into the U. S. through Canada. , From rugby rules, as they were steadily modified, evolved American football as it is played today. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Ansonia High's powerful 11 had a field day, romping: over Naugatuck 59-7 at Recreation Field.. Red White scored the lone Naugatuck touchdown against the Ansonia third and fourth stringers in the final period. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Easterbrooks and sons Charles and William, were spending- the weekend in Newport, R. I. 20 Tears Ago James Bickerdike, of Aetna street, was visiting in Newark N J. Albert Mai, a student at New York University, was visiting with his parents in Millville. Household Scrapbook Candle Grease When candle grease has dropped onto one of your good rugs, scrape it off with a spoon, rather than a knife which would injure the fibre. Press the spot through a blotter with a warm iron. Repeat until the grease is removed, shifting the blotter from tlmo to time to keep a clean surface over the spot. Baked Potatoes Rub bacon fat or olive oil over the potatoes before baking and it will keep the aklnn from shriveling, and also add to tho flavor. Mending Marble Broken marble may be mended by sticking the pieces together with a mixture of Portland cement and water in a very stiff paste. MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. How does one give a cocktail party? A. Invitations to these affairs are very informal, usually in person or by telephone. The UKual hours are from five to seven p. m., or sometimes later to suit a special occasion. Cocktails and appetizers are served. A thoughtful hostess will also provide fruit juice for those who prefer It. Kofi-oshments and conversation provide the entertainment. Q. Should one- ever select a wedding gift that is something only the bride can u««, if one IB not acquainted with the bridegroom A. No; always select something that can be used and enjoyed by both the bride and bridegroom. Q. Should the man or the woman make the move to stop for conversation when they meet each other on the street? A. It is up to the man to do this. Carol Isbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chct Isbell, 301 Hillside avenue, has been a regular member of the tennis team this fall at Kents Hill Junior college and Preparatory school, Kcnts Hill. Me... she also Is a member of the Outing club, and received her letters in the Girls' Athlelic as- socialion al the annual sports banquet last Tuesday night. Charlie Daly, Jr., of New York city spent the, holiday with bin parent*, Borough Clerk and Mrs. Charlie Daly at their homo on Elm street. Once again our congratulation)* to editor-in-chief Carole Bower and members of tho BBC Spotlight staff for a fine. Issue.. .The paper Is crammed with 12 pageit of interesting and helpful bits of Information.. .Keep up the good worlc. Spending the holiday weekend at the home of his parents is Stewart Weiss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Weiss and a student of music at Boston university... Johnny Wrinn, a student at Brown university, also is spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wrinn of Ward street... Judge John F. McDonough reminded us of the picture of the proudest man In town Tuesday afternoon as he strolled on Church street with his two grandchildren ... Johnnie Raytkwlch does his traveling In style.. .Quite a chariot, John. Belated birthday greetings to Kric Powers of Church street, who observed his natal day Nov. 19...It'll be many happy returns of the day Tuesday for Jack Conway of Frederick street, director of The Playmakcrs, local drama group. Tho "Spotlight," NttUR-ntuck High school Better Buslmifw Club publication, Informs UK that Miss Madeleine Calnn'n fourth period Citlzonthlp I:\UHH paid a reeent vlHll to tho Nnugnwam hoiinin-r project nltn,..Tho utiidont* were duly Impressed by the project. A number of high school senior girls have won typing and short hand awards... Theresa Kerskl and Ann Rathburn have qualified for 30 and 40 minute awards... Others qualifying for variuon awards are: Helen Kurylak, Carole Bower, Ruth Caperclla. and Lois Cohlck... Shorthand awards have gone to Miss Bower, Betty Hartwcll, Margaret Hayon, Mian Kerski, Miss Rathburn, Miss Cohick, Janice Grelc and M|HH Kury- Ink, all with better than 00 per cent accuracy. ..Awards will bo presented Dec. 6. Mr. and Mrs. 15tl Pulton, of Church slrcct, Beacon Falls, have relurned from California... The couple left almost u month ago to drive Ed'8 puront*. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patten, formerly of Scotl street, to San Diego, where they will reside...Ed reports tho trip was really something and that he and his wife got to see a lot of beautiful... They had planned to bo gone two weeks, but worn away just Iwo days less than a month. The name of Janet Brown, a senior, was omitted from tho list of Naujjatuck High school honor students last week... Janet is the daughter of YMCA general secretary and Mrs. Herbert E. Brown ... She ban been an honor student regularly for four year*... The addition of her name brings to 131 the total number of honor students for the September-October term. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ferguson are "at home" in their Glenbrook Garden apartment.. .The former New York residents moved in a couple of weeks ago and are finally getting settled.. .Doug is employed at the U. S. Rubber Co... The couple have one daughter, Jean, age two.. .Welcome to Naugatuck, folks. " Among students home for the weekend are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas teary of Francis street. . .John is a student at Seton Hall college. South Orange, N. J., and Tom, Jr., is studying at Fordham university. Dick Suchensk.i a student at Fordham university, is spending the holiday weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Suchenski, Fairview avenue...Flo Laguna is spending- the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Anthony Lagunn on Bridge street... she's a student at Fay Bualnoss school, Boston, Mass. Mrs. Elinor Heaven*, General Dalton drive, Is convalescing at her homo. . . H hn has returned from « Htay at. Waterbury hospital where, sho underwent surgery. Doors on tho street department shod In back ot the firehouse were swinging widely in tho brooza the other afternoon, .. unattached at the bottom, the doors flapped like leaves on n tree... the kitty for a new street department garage must be in the neighborhood of $15,000 now. .. perhaps work on the now building will bo started after the next budget is made up. If Beacon Fall* town officials have, their way, tho spned || m lt through tin) to\vn will bo h«ld to 30 miles an hour. . .tho town's new ambulance Is nxnoctcd to be placed In service before Christmas. Chuck WmiknwIcK tolls UH m«m- tiors of the Knights of Columbus are doing a bang-up job of repairing toys for presents to the borough's undorprlvllogod children at Christmas, but adds that more toys can bo used... they may be loft at GawiU'B or MacDonald's mores, Chuck'H service station or the firehouse.. .tho 40-8 ft the American Legion is also seeking nut-door winter equipment for youngsters at Iho Southbury Training School... contact I3<1 Wilcox. 'ARSENAL OF AUTOCRACY' UNLMITEQ STOCK P/tE WALTER WINCHEU In New York MAN PLAYING THE TYPEWRITER Theodore Drel*er'n "An American Tragedy" is one of the world's best known novels. So the Hollywood version will be titled: "A Place in the Sun"... Kay Thompson's recorded swellody, "Where Are You, Now That I Need You,' should run away with the disc-jockey sweepstakes...West 45th Street isn't the only Street of Hits In the Broadway arena. West 44th has a click in every theater. This is the street where Lunt & Fontanne and Pinza & Martin are offering enchanting evenings and matinees... The latest in the Radio City Music Hall's gallery of visual humdingers is the replica of the Times Square mazdapieco. A remarkable reproduction of The Gay Light Way ...Who said prices are coming down? One hat in a men's shop near 50th is tagged $100... Every "angel" in "Death of a Salesman" has received $28,000 to date and the hit hasn't even started to scratch the surface. All the backers are small investors. Of the SO songs listed in Radio Daily (the other day) not one had the word "love" in the title... Just shows you what an undefeated grid season can do. Publisher Rlnehart Just increased the price of F. Wallaces' "O'Reilly of Notre Dame" from one buck to two... Britain's Socialist "Utopia" is where a pack of cigarettes now costs 50c. .. .News correspondents report that the Germans still hate the U. 3, although we've spent over $3 billion to feed them. Once a rodent always... Wonder who wrote that line in Ida Lupino'a script about a year ago? "I'll walk backwards the rest of my life looking at your face the way it is now." The story dealt with a man and woman on a Jury. She learned he wan married, after falling madly in love with him— and decided not to wreck his wife's life, too. Errol Flynn announces he IH through with hcll-mlaing. Oh, well! there's always Bo«art,.. Tho book everybody should keep on their night-table la called "The Frenchman," hilarious captions and photos of the French actor idol, Fornan- del. Philippe Halsman is the photographer and Simon and Schuster publish. Keeps you in stitches no matter how often you nkim through It.. ."Knock Poker" la a swift game, Played with five cards. You pick up a discard to Improve your hand. When you think your five cards top the others you knock and show them. You can't raise any pot. You put up your money with every pickup from the pack... Wouldn't it be wonderful If our political leaders copied B. Baruch and looked at the people from a park bench instead of a pedestal?.. .Description of John L. Lewis: America's biggest Pain in the Hip Pockets... Faye and Elliott haven't been togcthor- Ing for tho last four weeks, have they? Catherine Mastlce lilt Ihe front pages last June in that controversy over Boric and Klrstcn. She couldn't get a job until a numcr- ologiot advised her to Mwlteh nor name to Cathy, aho reports Now sho'si nlgnod for the to|> canary roll in nadlo City's Chrliilnmn (Rhorw. ,. .V/OudevllIu |alt thu fat- ace is now in Its sixth month, . An all-Negro choral group called "The MasternlnRrers," directed by chief announcer Walter Svchla (at Miami's Station WQAM), belongs on tho major network*. Gon. Eisenhower and Father Onv- anaugh of Notre Darno will bo hoard over WJZ (and the Amor- can E'casting- Chain) tomorrow night, when the Runyor. Fund treasurer reports to the nation's contributorii In the cancer war. Macy'u had trouble with Its Howdy Doody balloon during rehearsals for the annual parade Thuns- *iy. An tindnotiublo leak lost air, which made It look Illto the President. . . Wo recently reported (on the air) that tho Treasury Dcpt, would no longer handle criminal Income tax probes and that tho FBI would t.iko over soon. U. a. Senator Necly writes: "I hoard you sr.y that. 'Wanna bet? If ao, what odds are you offering?" r..ook, Senator, wavo your money . . ReHlmmntr. food 2(! million people a year. That's one out of every six persona In tho land. . ."The Killer That Stalked Now York" Is boing filmed In town now. If you wore In tho P«nn Station Tuesday, you're prob'ly in It. . .Just heard an announcer say. "Thanksgiving r>ay is when mother gives you tho bird! 1 Oh, now, loolca here! More people are reading tho Bible than over, according to clergymen who heard their N. Y, Correspondent tip that tho "Stop the Music' due Is In the 106th Psalm of David. Raymond Moley In News week Cthe other issue) reported: "if t ne Fair Deal won In New York It signally i^ | n po , hapH n m ' orc typically American atato across Look And Learn 1. In what country did the Boxer Rebellion occur? 2. What doca a red silk star on a postman's uniform indicate? 3. How many links are there in a chain? 4. Where is the largest stone mass In the world? 5. Who was thus described by hnkespearo, "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her Infinite variety"? Answers 1. China. 2. Fifteen years 1 service. 3. One hundred. 4. In Georgia; it Is Stono Mountain. 5. Cleopatra. In "Anthony and Cleopatra." the river." Meaning New Jersey. The only thing not typically American is thait crack, Prof.. . . Sarah Vaugha is a big draw at tho Paramount. She is getting $3,500 per week. A few years ago Sarah didn't have th» price of admission there. . .A rront-pager Ls about to break tho courts. Concerns a steel case (grey-market stuff) involving- a socialite millionaire and the wartime aide of a iGcncfal—not Ike. . .Many (not all) Park Avenue apartment building doormcu summon cabs this way: They .press a button to throw on a canopy red lamp to ihail a hack. No piercing whistles for the Fancy Set. TTie flying Farmers By FRANK TRIPP Arthur tocw, Jr. (whnxe grand- pap left a fortune to the family) Is now an actor-hoofer at MGM— lounded by the old gent, loo. . . Put down the name of The Press and Standard of Watcrboro, South Carolina, a newspaper with gee- you-tec-zee. Editor Smoak and his son published a wallqping editorial denouncing- klansmen who invaded their town from elsewhere . . .What';} all this talk about low-priced movie admissions? "Haimlet" (over 1,000 perfs) and "Red Shoes" (56 weeks have been prospering: for more than a. year at' $2.40 each. . .Our Sunday night piece, which embraced Gen, Monty Montgomery, was presented to him by ihc British Information Service pecipHe in N. Y. that nig-ht. It wan cabled to all London editoro, too. Anti-British, my foot.. Ari)ti-Bcvin—period!. . . Thfc reason the Blueblood-and-Green- back Set didden pick any glammer Debrof-the Year this season is that they couldn't find one worthy of the phony title. Sad Street Scene: The legless war vet panhandling under the "Battleground" marquee at the Astor, where American sodiers are 'glorified. . .Paul Lavalle's "Band of America" (NBC and T7 Monday)*) is grand . . . Then there's the exciting rhumband rhythms of Ralph Font's crew at the China Doll ... A hit dancp tune in London is the music from the "Third Man' picture, Prob'ly click here, too. It's zither music ;. . ,.jOops: Pod'n! Mrs. David Windsor's swell article on entertaining your dinner guests is in Vogue; not ,H. B. . .Most attractive dancing foot belong to a non- pro (Hociety young-Bier) named Caroline Gixrrelt. She's toe-tappy- hjvppy. Her offortle-ss isllylo and grace arc orb-hugrgicra. . .Maurice Evans in "The Browning Version" got a (fold medal for The Purity of His Diction. But in that play ho pernouncps "specify" spcos-i-e-fy. Morrl», give back the mcdnl! Sunday on the farm is as changed as Sunday on Fifth Avenue. The all day pilgrimages of whole farm families to a distant farmer's house are no more. These excursions once were universal Sunday diversions and were scheduled as precisely as the games of major league ball teams. It was arranged well in advance that on the third the finydcr family would spend Sunday with the Bests. On the 10th they would go to the Flanagans, on the 17th visit the Masons, and so on. Except, of course, the Snyders had to stay homo half of the Sundays to pay their debt to those who entertained them or they wouldn't be welcome again, and the whole countryside would know it. As soon as the Sunday morning chores were done the Snyder boys hitched Prince and Nance to the family's best conveyance. It had been washed and polished for the occasion and the harness oiled and polished too. The big brass "S" on. the horses' blinders shone like an admiral's buttons and the wagon hub caps glistened in the sun. MOM AND POP always rode In front and he drove. She's take her gossamer and umbrella to be ready for showers and he'd throw in his oilskin. He'd had his weekly shave and looked so sweet that Mom kissed him as he helped her into the rather high democrat wagon. I knew a black Republican farmer once who wouldn't have a democrat wagon on his place, but most farmers had one. They were mighty convenient things, the bigger of them built to accept two removable rear seats, which would carry six kids, three to a seat. They were sort of a forerunner of the modern station wagon. Every farmer had at least one good team, but seldom a fast one, for dobbin had 'co double at the plow on weekdays. Ten or twelve miles today is hardly worth get- ling out the car but by the time oven a husky pair of horses had hauled a family of eight over ten miles of stony hill and dale to the Flanagans and back, they had earned their peck of oats and a good bedding. But it was in the house that things happened. Farm women always talt« it on the ohln. A chicken dinner for ]6 big appelllcH, with duplings, pie. homemade ice cream and all the fixin's meant a busy day for the hostess. Particularly with Mrs. Snyder sitting by to go»- slp and he entertained. Tongues never ceased wagging until pre-sundown, when the Snyders re-embarked to be home for evening chores. AI.AS HOW SUNDAY has changed down on the farm. Listen to this from Ihe Dundee, N. Y., Observer: "Flying Farmers, mostly from western New York, landed in 14 planes at the private airfield on the farm of Clarence Knapp in the Town of Harrington Sunday, where they partook of the main course of a progressive dinner. They had stopped previously at the Cannes field:at Phelps for the first course of the dinner. They went to the Robert Bowerman field near Macedon for the last course; then stopped at the Victor-Farmington airfield for a. model airplane dcm- 'onstration." •My, my, my! These flying farmers once were the lads who took all day to get to the Flanagans and back. We city folks think we get around. We're as stationary as the Statue of Liberty, compared to our country cousins—and as antiquated. (Copyright 1949, General Features Corporationo.) ****jf^jjjj. COMBINATION ALCMINCM STORM WINDOWS & DOORS NEW ENGLAND SALES CO AL8CO tW Bank St. Waterbury Phone 4-9219 All for Charity DECKED OUT In ten million dollars worth of storied Jewels, lovely model Mara Byron gives photographers in New York a picture whose "richnoofl" cannot be denied, The Hope diamond, 44Ms carats of blue- white glory, graces her forehead. The fabulous Jcwelb will go on display to aid the United Hospital Fund Drive. < International) N»w A Reconditioned Motor* FORD & MERCURY Budget Finn Available The NAUCJATTTCK FUEL CO. PORD DEAXJCIt VL<v:e 5231 Currier Electric Co. RenUlont liil — Commercial Industrial WIKING and REPAIRS ' WestlnKhoiiBo Appliance* Tel. NIUIR. 4164 Of COURSE tho IlaniiKwnH had children, Flanagans always do. The Snyder kidw and the Flanagan kid« forthwith romped hand in hand across the fields to the pasture lot whore a dozen cute Sprint; lambs' tails hung docilely down, as lambs' tails always do. Then to tho barn, the horses, cows, chicks, tho ducks and tabby's nix new kittens in the haymow. There was much to see and more to do than city kids ever experience. Pop Snyder find Mike Flanagan had a busy day. By night they'd trumped miles to view Mike's crops. Kach had hi» farm habits, gadgctx und mothodH to discuss—and HC- crcts to guard cautlouHcly. Then too they hnd to the sheriff, road supervisor and the tariff apart. - * NEW LNGLANDS LARGESI PFTROIEUM STORAGE .TERMIMI BUNKER "C" Fuel Oil ^ lob C Per gallon F. O. B. Our Terminal Bridgeport, Conn. I*hon« V-MMl -3w * BUCKLEY /»» BETTER SERVICE LOWER FUEL COS1S END-TABLE MODEL that features ADV. 'We, THE MUSIC SHOP— rhl» Is \tolng written In our living room. Our daughter and three of icr young friend* are being enter- iulned for an hour by our house guest, Arthur Godfrey. With him, Arthur IIUH brought Into the living room .Took Lawrence, tin, Mariner* and Jwnette David. Godfrey'), relaxed humor has the children routing. Ktlim had raced through her homework, helped mother with the dlnheH, practiced her plan le»»on for nil of 22 minuten. . . She'd have done any other hateful chore will, ingly If only Hhu might HOO Godfrey'* lelevlNlon show tonight. <Be»t tclevlftlon service: THE MUSIC SHOP) HANDSOME TASLf WHIN CLOSID HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: A» the lid is lifted the sewing unit automotieolly rues into position. When lid is folded bock, sew- Ing unit automatically lowers. HAS THESE FEATURES • 4 Pob.1 Led gulrf,. th» n»«dle. ttroigh! with (o.t gentle guldino up to • Hinged Pr*i»r Fool •nablet you lo tew right over pins eliminolloa baiting tint*. • Forward ond Revert* Sewing racket back locking learnt and rein, forcing comer I quick and eoty. •Big let o( attachment! providei dtcorortve tricki and lobor-tovino •nort cvtt. TERMS AS LOW AS $1.75 WEEK CARLSON'S OPEN FRIDAY EVENING - ClX)SEn MOMlAYs THI (ION OF ITTIR SI WINO

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free