Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 2, 1949 · Page 5
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Connecticut Tobacco Flown To La. Factory Wicdaor Locks, Dec. 2 (UP) — A 100 "cund bale of Connccticut- grown tobacco, providing wrappers for aJ5out 60,000 cigars, is being- llown to a New Orleans manumac- turer. The L. B. Haas Tobacco Co. of Hartford received the order from the M- Trclles Co. which ran short of wrappers In meeting the demand for Christmas ynlei. The tobacco Is being flown by a United Airlines carso plane tint! the 2,000 mile trip should tiikc about 12 hours. It's believed to be th« first time that tobacco has been, air-mailed, so to speak, to a buyer. SANTA GLAUS WAS A THIN MAN SttU Time To Enroll! Elmer Wheeler Course In TESTED SALESMANSHIP ClMae* Me«t Mon. Night G:SO POST JUNIOR COLLEGE M Central Ave. Phone 1-8772 Waterbury Jrfelmas... A photograph of your perky' yavngster would be welcomed by the Grandparents this Christmas. But when ill her delicate coloring is in the picture, loo, the gift has • special significance. Win $1800 Ford Car! Coupons Free with Each $1.00 Purchase PORTRAIT STUDIO Neary Building Tel. 2342 By Central Press WHEN CLEMENT MOORE wrote his classic. The Night Be/ore Christmas, In 1822, he described Santa Claus almost exactly as Americans of all ages think of him today. He portrayed the legendary i old gentleman as roly-poly, broad faced with merry dimples, twin- Wing eyes and cheeks like roses. St. Nick, wrote Moore, was chubby and plump, merry; lively and quick, "a right jolly old elf." However, reading of a Santa described In those terms must have been puzzling to both parents and ehildrcn of the 1820s. For the Santa of that era—and of many eras before then—was a tall, angular fellow whose only physical similarity to Moore's image was his white beard. Moore was almost a century ahead of his time. In the years between then and now, Santa has known almost as many characterizations as there have beer, artists to draw him. In turn, he has been tall and thin, short and wispy, gaunt and ragged nnd, most recently, a portly, strap-" ping old fellow. Nowadays, to picture Santa as anything but huge, pink and happy would start a major uprising, according to one of the nation's foremost authorities on the subject. Mlss'Jeanctte Lee, who is supervisor of creative art for a Kansas City greeting card company, has been researching Santa's historical appearance for nearly a dozen years now. Some 50 artists, work- Ing- under Miss Lee, have collaborated on no less than 40 different paintings of the old gentleman for 1949 Christmas cards. The Santa Claus of today Is meticulously and authoritatively conceived. There are minor variaT tions In his appearance, resulting from the individuality of artists, but In the main his aspect remains consistent. People know how Santa looks today and they will bide no libertl ,'s with his visage, his dress or his character, according to Miss Lee. *• • * . THB HISTORY of the popular idealization of St. Nicholas la strange but not Inexplicable, Miss Lee says. Santa's changing appearance through the years has come about through a combination of artistic progress, concerted public demand and a more universal acceptance of Santa Claus as the personalization of Christmas. Despite the variability of his picture In print, his characteristics have remained stable and have been, for the most part, clearly understood and portrayed. He was good and Jolly, and a generous bearer of gifts. His beard, a time-honored badge, has been long and short, full and straggly, and trimmed in a score of different fashions, but U was always there. The "thin man" who was Santa in the early days in this country was a copy of the European St. Nicholas, who was bishop of Myra, an ancient city of Asia Minor, In the Fourth Century. He was a S». Nicholas of Myra (left) is alwayt pictured at a thin man. Poif. cord Santa of th« ,18801 (right) was depleted tall and tUndtr. tall, upright man, usually pictured In hl« bishop's robes. By legend, St. Nicholas was the "children's friend," and it was with him that the practice of gift-bearing to children on Christmas originated. According to Miss Lee's research flies, the legend of St. Nicholas was brought to America by the Dutch anil gradually became merged with the myriad Christmas customs of many other nationalities who Immigrated here. But as St. Nicholas, even In Clement Moore'n day, 'he was still the tall and stately man known In Europe, and even the name "Santa Claus" was rmre. Moore's poem was originally titled A Visit From St. Nicholas, and the name "Santa Claus" apparently evolved from the efforts of children to pronounce in English the Dutch name "Sant Nlcho- laas." Since then, the name "Santa CltuJH" hn« been universally adopted, although he has also been known variously ns Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Kris KrliiRlc, Father Christmas, Mister Whiskers, Old Man Christmas and scores of foreign variations of the English name. * # * ST. NICHOLAS remained consistently till and consistently thin In the public prints until the 1860s, whet; a famous cartoonlm of the period, Thomas Nast, began draw- Ing Santa Claus on magazine covers and as book Illustrations. Nast'B conception was more closely allied to Moore's written description, but still a long way from today's versions. Nast's Santa, In many old woodcuts still extant, was & short, pixie-like figure, round and jolly looking but still hardly able to carry the huge bag of toys he Is generally pictured with today. Nevertheless, Nast's drawings established a popular notion of "My Diamond Came From M. A. Green" lolilai fint quality. Are you planning to give her that long promised diamond for Christmas? Select from our unusually wide array of quality diamonds so thot she can say with pride, "My Diamond came from M. A. Green's". C—Two tmill diamond thii perfect diimond. D—I fin» end 6 irrull diimondt let in pltHnum. $475 Solitaires of natural gold end platinum, many with diamonds studded on the sides ore priced upwards from $75. E—Urge loliUir* dlimtud «nd 1 im«ll«r diemondi. $1250 Pticti IncluJi FfJtml fat OR BUDGET JCWKICIU JinC€ 1898 II7BRI1K ITRCET Santa that eventually led to th< present-day conception. Nast popularized not only th« figure of Santa Clous, but also many of the other practices with which he Is associated at Christmas: building the toys In.hla North Pole workshop, keeping the records of good and bad children, receiving and answering their letters and driving his reindeer. Nast la also credited with establishing Santa's red coat, the result of a cartoon during the Civil war In which he patriotically arrayed Santa In a red, white and blue outfit. • • • NOT UNTIL the early 1900s did Santa begin to achieve the plumpness and height of the figure we know today, Miss Lee discovered. As late as 1881 artists were still picturing a Santa that resembled Jack Sprat more than he did Moore's Santa. "Possibly," Miss Lcc explains, "the pnintera of Santa thought they had to m»kc him literally thin enough to get down the chimney." Today, Santa is very nearly uniform in appearance. Norman Rockwell, the Vermont artist whose magazine cover and Christmas card Illustrations have gained him fame, has probably the most nearly Ideal conception of Santa, Miss Leo thinks. "He seems to represent almost exactly what both children and adults Imaglnf Santa to look like," she says. ' Will Santa's appearance chang\ In the years to come? Miss Lei thinks any changes will be only In minor details, even over a long period of time. The festival 01 Christmas and Santa's part in it are almost universally understood today and communications b»- tween people and nations are BX' easy and quick that confusion Is almost impossible. "I think Sant' has finally matured." ahe anvs. Questions, Answers Relating To Home Ownership Program Q. Doca the State build the homes and then sell thorn to the individuals? A. The State does not build the homes. The State, throush a financial Institution which IH appointed to act as ItH Loan Correspondent. mippllcH funds for loans at tho low Interest rate of 1 1-2 per cent. HO that the individual and his builder may construct the home. The opor- ftllvi! builder also builds homes for Halo to eligible buyers. "ijTcan the individual build or buy any.home he wishes A. Yes, provided the house Is approved and inspected by the F.H.A. from start, of construction, begun after Oct. 20, 1949. Q. la there any limit on the price of the home? A. No, so long as the F. H. A. loan limitation is not exceeded and the income of the eligible buyer is sufficient to meet F.H.A. credit requirements. Q. What are the major requirements .to be eligible for the State mortg&ge? A. The individual must be the head of a family, must be within the income limits, must not have more- than $3,000 in available not emih worth and his prowunt housing' must bo In.'uloquate. Q. Who Is the head of a family? Does it have to be the oldest person In the family? A. The term "head of a family" refers to the acknowledged responsible person to whom members of .1 family principally look for economic support or for »ruldunco in mat.l.«rn affectlnK the entire family. The head of a family is not ulwayH the oldest. Q. Whul. arc the Income limits on eligibility? A. The applicants prospective and continuing yearly Income, together with the prospective and continuing yearly incomes of the members of his family. <• .lean than $2500.00, plus $600 for each dependent mem- l>or of his family, e. K. If tho family unit consists of tho husband and wlfo and one child the maximum Income for eligibility purposes wmiltl bo $3100 (a wlfo Is not considered a dupnmlonO;' If tho family consists of a husband and wife anil two children the maximum Income would be $3700. Q. Does the income include bonuses or overtime pay? R. Yes, 'the Income includes all income or pay In addition to base pay. Q. Does the $3.000.00 available nnt cash worth mean just cash in the bank or on hand? A. It Includes In addition to cash and bunk savings such other assets mi are available to quick conver- ^lon to cawh, such as stocks, war bonds and similar assets that represent savings or Investments. It docs not Include such Items an furniture or household effects. Q. Does inadequate housing necessarily mean Insanitary living conditions? A. Although Insanitary living conditions Is one clement of Inadequate housing, there are many others, for Instance the housing may be too small for the family occupy- In^ It or the rent and maintenance costs may be so nigh as to be wholly 'beyond the reasonable capabilities of the family seeking assistance. Q. What is the significance of tho Oct. 20th date with respect to tho construction of a home to be mortgaged under the Stale program ? A. If before this date there has been just grading or preliminary work done, the house could be included; however, if the foundation has been started or any actual work commenced, the house cannot be Included in the program. Q. Is an alien eligible for n loan? A. No, the law limits eligible buy- OI-H to "rculdcnt citizens." . Suppose my application Is denied and then my circumstances ::hnngc so thai I become eligible at a later date could I again apply? A. Yes, e.g. suppose a man and wife had a total income of $2900.00 and so were not eligible. If a child was born later tho family would then be within the income ellgil- ity and so could i eapply. NAUOATtJCK NKWS (CONN.). FIUnAV, DKC. 2, IMO-rAGK 8 iron curtain victim Naval Reserve Planning Dance Robert A. Vo fl e!er A VICE-PRESIDENT of the International Telephone and Telegraph Co., Kobert A. Vogeler (above) 38 is reported under arrest by Hun- gnrlan police. Vogcler disnppenred several days ngo while en route to Vienna from a business trip in Hungary. The State Department has demanded "a thorough investigation" by Hungary into Vogcler's disap. Dca - Harry Raap, Fl-c, 400 Wooster street. Is a member of the committee arranging tho third annual ClnlHlmas dance of the Watcrbury Naval Reserve Surface Divisions :M2 and 3-H to be held Friday rilKhl, Deo. 11 In tho Watcrbury American I-cgion Hal). Members of both surface divisions are invited as are personnel of Aviation Volunteer Unit 3-1 nnd CR company 3-22. Dancing from !' to 1 o'clock will be to murnlc of Cllf Slater and hln orohontm, with Miss Connecticut of 1947 to be featured voca)L*t with the band. In oharg-n of the arrangement* committee is LCDR John Weat- brook, Watcrtown, chcupJaln for the Waterbury Naval Reserve. TONY'S Poultry Market 100 JOHN STREET Tel. 2691 Flnrxt IJvc Poultry, Fronh HUM and I>ri>HM-<l to Your Order. BROILERS, FRYERS, BAKERS, ETC. In All 8I»>*. FRESH EGGS at ALL TIMES G It A P11ITK »I SCO VKRIC1) J'ondon Modern load pencils wore not developed until tho discovery In 1584 of a Kraphlto mine In Cumberland, ICniiland. ACCIDENT TOLL HIGH Chicago- Tho cost of accidents in the U. S. In 1048 IH estimated at $7,400,000,000. Homit ucciduntH 3(5,000 perttonH. Sunday Excursions to NEW YORK $2-85 LOW Round Trip FARE (Tax Incl.) Going Lv. Naugatuck 8:09 AM Arr. New York (GOT) 10:02 AM Return Lv. 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