Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 30, 1949 · Page 10
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 10

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PACE 1ft—NAUCATPCK NEWS (CONN.), WEDNESDAY, NOV. SO. HEY, KIDS! HERE'S A PRE-CHRISTMAS PEEK INTO SANTA GLAUS' 1949 BAG OF TOYS By JIROME DREYER By Centra/ Press ' NEW YORK—About thl» time of th« year the top tune on the Hit Parade, in the opinion of Junior America, is Santa Cla.ua If Comtn' to Town. Usually the •onf U directed at Mom and Pop, with not-too-subtle hinta aa to what playthings the children would like to find under the Christina* tree. This year, aa in 1947 and 1948, Santa's toy pack will be worth a r«eord $300 million. According to Kenneth P. Fallen, president of the American Toy Institute, this can b« attributed to the fact that the American children in the toy-using 1 population now number 43,000,000, or 40 per cent above the pre-war av«rare. Although some of the new toys »r« designed for juvenile interest In atomic energy and jet propul- •ton, the old atandbya still dominate the toy showings. In the fast category are playthings to help build careers In homemaking, fashion design, chemistry, architecture and transportation. Dolls are still of top Interest to the girls, and innovations Include a don that chatters like a real bafcjr by means of a record concealed Inside. Another, with a plastic voice box, clearly separates the syllables of "ma-ma" when the baby is squeezed gently. for the "rich uncle" there is a Gibson Girl doll almost three feet tall and replete with carefully coUfed golden curls, long silk dran expertly styled and a parasol to match. • * • * LATEST ACCESSORIES for drinking dolls are a step-on diaper can and a baby formula set that gives little girla a cfiance to follow every step of the formula-making procedure. Should a "baby"take ill, there is a hospital bed that duplicates the real thing in that the back can be raised and the foot lowered. In transportation there are new gadgets to delight the hearts of both Junior and Senior. Whereas electric trains formerly were powered by steam-type locomotives, the trend now is to Diesels. Also n»w are astra-domed cars and a •talking" station. The biggest thrill for miniature train fans, however, is the cattle ear from which a "herd" walks out of one door onto a platform and thence back into the car through another door, all via remote control. Other new designs in transportation equipment taking; the 1949' Addition of wooden horee's head and tail turni tricycle Into cowpony. sends it on its way to make 1 dent in furniture legs. .This situ- spotlight are a sanitation truck that really works, an armored for carrying cash to the and a taxi set including truck bank, cabs, a stand and a parking meter. Along with trucks and cars that operate by remote control, there is a realistic-looking bus that reproduces the clink of a fare deposit when the door closes. Something new has been added to bicycles, too. A two-wheeler for the four to six set haf cwo extra back wheels for balance, to be removed when the child can ride on the two regular wheels alone. * * * TO SATISFY the young cowboy who yearns for galloping ponies a wooden horses's head and tail can be attached to velocipedes. The hobby horse, always a favorite, has taken unto itself a "retractable landing gear." By moving a lever, the rockers retract, replaced by four wheels. Another development will meet the whole-hearted approval of parents who shudder when Junior winds up a toy, releases it and ation has been alleviated some, what by a thoughtful inventor who has placed a shock absorber in the nose of a miniature wind-up plane. Toy manufacturers, reporting a record demand for indoor games, have placed emphasis on real life situations as the basis for competition. Real estate trading, traffic safety, world trade and oil speculation are some of the themes. There is no housing shortage for toyland architects. Pre-fabrl- cated housing kits of wood, plastic and steel are geared to meet the construction abilities of all ages, including the toddlers. Emulating the current trend In real-life building, youngsters can have a ranch type building. Should the budding- builder evidence bucolic tendencies, his efforts can result in a farm by the addition of a variety of miniature agricultural machines. To make the finished job look even more realistic, there's a small rabbit to whose magnetized nose atlcks a carrot. Pause As You Shop And Shop Refreshed Ask for it either way . . . both trade-marks mean the same thing. BOTTIED UNDER AUTHOSITY OF THE COCA.COI.A COMPANY BY COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OP WATERBURY, INC. •_ , e 1949, The Coco-Cola Company * Postmaster Asks Cooperation In Mailing Gifts The neccesrfty for public cooperation in the early mailing ot Christmas grift packages this year was substantiated by figures released by. Postmasiter F. T. Green which showed that the volume ot parcels being handled daily for the past two months in exceeding- the peak day of last Christmas. This has been observed in a greater measure In such huge postal terminals as New York and Boston. General Supt. of Postal Transportation for New England pointed out that 71 corn of parcel post were received at the Bowton Terminal in September of 1948 as compared wlhh 836 in September of this year. Suit most significant is the statement that 976 cars of incoming parcel post were received last month as against 747 cars for the Christmas month of December last yemr. Every facility of the Post Office Department has been put into operation to keep abreast of this tide of parcels and the great onrush of Individual parcels have not yet appeared. The closing 1 dates for mail as announced by the post office have been baaed on all known factors of reeeij*, difatributlon, :ransit and delivery. Parcels must be deposited earlier this year if Christmas delivery is expected. Al- dltional plane apace has been provided for the large volume of air parcel post which is and wfU be received, particularly on commercial shipments. The purchase of stamps at this lime will eliminate some congestion in the postofflce lobby later, said tihe postmaster. He warned that December is a troublesome one for the postofBce insofar as weather is concerned. On Decem- 19 of 1948 there were heavy storms followed toy bad weather. December 23 of 1947 showed! a very severe storm which tied up all transportation, while December 21 of 1846 was marked by a heavy snowstorm. These were all in the heaviest part of the mail transportation and delivery period. Postal officials urged that names be placed on all mail receptacles and that a light be ker,t in dark area:? where mail receptacles may be located. Patrons should not ask the carrier for mail on the street and if a parcel is expected the addressee should make arrangements to receive it if they are not to be home. Ah!—Real Soap Perfume couldn't smell better to this German woman In Hof- Mlichendorf than the soap she hag just bought. She and her friend were among the 1,900 women released by tne Russian* after working In Red coal mines. They were captured and r.ent away in 1945. (International) Winnie, Ardry Bag Deer In Maine Harry S. B. Winnie, of Beacon Valley road, returned during the past weekend from a hunting trip in Maine, with a large, 10-point buck. The deer was shot near Biddeford, Me., Friday. Others in the party were: Fred Ardry, who bagged a doe; Helen Lango, Morris Warner and Mrs. Winnie. ,' Espotans Jte Nlity T»»tt « Ttblat form • Eny to Tl>« Atbl Water Supply Low; Lake Will Be Tapped For Drinking Athol, Mass., Nov. 30—(UP)—The v.-ater supply at Athol is so low the town is preparing to use water previously condemned as unfit for drinking. Water in two regular reservoirs Is eight to 10 feet below normal so the water department ia planning to take water from Lake Ellis, formerly used for industrial and swimming purposes. Superintendent Robert Glasheon says the State Health Department is helping the town look for a chlorinator to purify the waters before it Is piped into homes. TAKES OWN LIFE . Milford, Nov. 30—(UP)—A medical examiner says that 43-year-old Herman W. Horstmann who died Moriday took his own: life. Horstmann died in a hospital and offi- cials said that when he was ad- year-old retired New York archl- mittcd, he was suffering from an overdose of sleeping pills. ARCHITECT DIES Newtown, Nov. 30—(UP)—An 80- York city. tcct is dead. Harold M. Bowdoin had been in III health for MveriU months. He designed the Soldiers* and SallorB' Monument at Sls^ street and Riverside drive In New THE PERCENTAGE OF WAGES PAID OUT IN DIRECT TAXES: For the American Worker — approximately 8% For the English Worker approximately 30% For the French Worker approximately 18% For the Italian Worker approximately 12% Naugatuck Chemical DIVISION OF UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY "Serving Through Science" DON'T Buy any washing machine until you have seen - r THIS NEWEST — FINEST — GREATEST 1950 MODEL / APEX THIS YEAR'S GREATEST BARGAIN — IT HAS EVERY NEWEST IMPROVEMENT COME IN - SEE IT ITS PRICE ONLY $10995 PAY ONLY $995 DOWN PAY AS LITTLE AS $1.25 A WEEK Biggest Trade-in Allowance On Your Old Washer CLOSED MONDAY Lincoln (0 Xf ore WEST MMIII WHAT'S THE ANSWER? / can people in Detroit, Michigan, buy new automobiles cheaper than we can here in Connecticut? can people in the Northwest buy Douglas Fir lumber cheaper than we can? can many Texas utility companies buy fuel for generating electricity at about one-tenth the cost paid by » The Connecticut Light and Power Company and other New England companies for fuel with the same heating value? i- *" »» Iiy • • • * Because, in every case, they're nearer the source of supply. Distance makes a big difference in fuel costs. Unlike the Texas companies and other utilities throughout the nation which are located near natural fuel sources, we are forced to import all our fuel — the most expensive single item in our electric power production — by barge or rail. The farther a company is from the source of its fuel, the greater the price it must pay. In 1948 transportation expenses on fuel we purchased amounted to about $3,500,000. Obviously, under the circumstances, it is unsound to compare New England power costs with any "national average" before adjusting for differences in fuel costs which we cannot reduce. CONNECTICUT THE CONNECTICUT LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY A Business-Managed, Tax-Paying Company i

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