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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, December 5, 1949
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PAGE <—NAUGATUCK NEWS' (CONN.), MONDAY, IVKC. 5, 1MO Brery Kvenlng t£xoept Sunday) by FEK NAUGATUCK NEWS CORP. NAUGATUCK, CONN. Twiepbone* tttt and Vttt AM Department* •» ••cond claa* matter at til* port office-In Naugatuck. Conn. •UBBCKIPTION RATES Payable In Advance month ...$1JO 1 Tear ..tlB.BO Member: American Newspaper. Pull. K. K Dally Newipaper Pub. Conn. Newspaper Publisher* Ass'n A»«'n MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1949 in the country, and then some. There would be no facilities left to .move troops and war supplies As for Congress hogging the television waves for legislation, it is a safe guess that form of entertainment would soon pall upon the great American public. A loud cry would soon go up for the Adonises from Hollywood and the pulchritudinous stars of stage and screen. Raises Some 'Questions Immediate expansion and improvement of the nation's 40,000 miles of interstate highways to reduce the "frightful loss of iife and provide transportation routes essential to the national economy" is called for by the Federal Bureau of Public Roads. The importance of adequate highways will be disputed by no one who drives or walks. It is obvious that the number of motor vehicles has increased far more rapidly than facilities have been provided for them. And yet it is possible to doubt •whether more highways will reduce highway deaths. This premise is dangerous because it tends to obscure the exact truth, which is that most highway fatalities are caused not by congestion, but by human carelessness or human inadequacy. Construction of more dual highways, the widening of existing roadbeds and elimination of dangerous curves are all essential. But it must be pointed out that one of the nation's most modern highways_ the 160-mile Pittsburgh to Harrisburg toll road, !-as produced 38 deaths so far this ;'2ar, a new record. A principal factor in highway C :aths has been the increasing s'.-x, weight and speed'of trucks. A vast highway expansion would roquire a determination of who's to pay for it all. This raises the o's.l and controversial question of v.-: -.ether trucks are paying for hl.-h.way development proportionate to the benefits they obtain aaJ the deterioration of highway surfaces which they cause. Zuiall A-Bombs Report via Britain that the Ur.ited States has devised small A-'.'ombs that can break up in- far.try formations without kill- Ja- masses of civilians and causing great damage will intensify the debate about whether* the bc.n'o will be used at all in another war. Certainly this weapon, like all c.l-.ers that have preceded it, is cr.pable of many variations. If it cr.: be strewn over advancing a: :iiies, what chance would such a: niea have If armies are making plans to advance entirely by a::-, then the bomb would take s..ll another form. Perhaps it v.- mid be rocketed among aerial r-:madas to their great destruct: n. Some of the nations, the United States among them, are already backing away from the P -oposition of building new fleets or naval ships on the theory that t-'e A-bomb would be death to them. Even the submarine, now capable of diving deep ^and staying under for long perio'ds, is not proof against some form of A- bomb. The British reporter believes the small bomb assures the capability of the West to hold Western Europe against an'.^invader. That would depend upon the assortment of weapons Russia has. Two equally armed opponents would probably neutralize each other and make cpnflict a costly farce. There is a possibility that most nations 1 eventually will have all- purpose bombs so that aggression will seem profitless to ambitious military powers. But if so, it would be the first Maginot Line that really worked. Challenging Senator Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin is all worked up. He thinks America ought to get busy right now putting everything in order for "the coming atomic war." Among other preparations he would have trains in readiness to take the government out of Washington at the first sign of danger, transacting business on wheels if government buildings are blown up. Members of Congress, he proposes, might hunt safe holes in various parts of the country and do their legislative job by television. And lest he be accused of concern only for the government, the Senator suggests that all the big cities be decentralized, populations and industries being spread out into little towns. How you're gonna get 'em back to the farm after they've seen New York and Washington isn't explained. This thing of putting the government at Washington on trains is really a challenging- suggestion. Judging by reports of over-populated bureaus and voluminous records it would take all the trains Grounding The RAF Justice Sir Reginald Groom Johnson Is, seemingly, a patient man. His court atMaidstone, England, is run in solemn accord with the traditional trappings and principles of British justice. But there are some things a solemn and patient justice cannot take. One of them is the terrifying whoosh of a jet plane traveling overhead while the court is hearing evidence in a murder trial. Sir Reginald said as much verbally and in writing to the commanding officer of a Royal Air Force training field a mile or so away from the court. Nothing was done, BO the justice laid it on the line: Quit flying low over the court or all planes would be grounded and the field closed down.. The RAF took that in stride until it was discovered that, under local ordinances, the justice eould do just that. Now court proceedings are being conducted in quiet dignity. RAF planes meekly give the locale a wide.berth. British fliers must be reflecting, perhaps ruefully, that what the entire Luft- waffe couldn't do during the war, a county judge can. Margaret Truman denies any romantic attachments, and Washington critics expressed a low opinion of her singing at a concert in the capital, but she probably consoles herself with the thought that papa is still President. Do You Remember? One Year Ago Thomas Benson, of Naugatuck, was elected president of the class of 1950 at New Britain State Teachers college . Corp. Dorothy A. Caskey, WAC, reported Jo Brooke Army Medical Center. Fort Sam Houston, Tex., for duty. 20 Years Ago Harold H. Perry was elected Worshipful Master of Shepherd Lodge, Masons. James Young, of Meadow street was visiting with friends in Providence, R. I. Household Scrapbook Vases Soak a few tea leaves in vineg-ar and then put them into the slender flower vase that has become discolored. Shake thoroughly and the discoloration will disappear. Care of Oven Leave the oven door open for at least half an hour after baking, to let the moisture from the cooking escape. This helps t o prevent a rusty oven. Fingermarks Fingermarks on wall paper can be removed by tubbing the marks with a gum eraser or with soft bread until they disappear. Cecil Matson, Scoutmaster of Tr(»>p 2 | missed this week's meeting, being on the sick list...Cecil has b«M;n in Scout work for many, iimny ycurs. . .About the only time ho mlsNi'N it meeting In wiioii he's flat on his back . . Sure hope you're, fwllng belter, Cecil. Mr. and Mrs. Chct T/.aski of Beacon Falls nhHcrvcd their sixth wedding anniversary Dec. 1 . . Karen Brsidshaw, Joe Gtin.skl and Carol Bronttc all celebrate birthdays this week. Mrs. Jeonette Matzkln, wife of Arty. Lawrence of Pleasant View street, added another candle to her birthday cake yesterday .. Kathleen Pnynton of Rubber avenue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael 1'oynton Is a year old today. Celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tuthill, 136 High street . . Congrats . . And a couple observing their first yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson, 58 Damson Lane .. Mrs. J. is the former Shirley Newsom. of of Jack«onvillQ, Fla. Veterans discharged before Feb. 15 1944, or others who failed to receive mustering- out pay when discharged are reminded by Mrs. Dorothy Wood of Service for Veterans that they have only until Feb. 3 to file a claim for the money . . she said some vets received some of their MO pay, and a low received nothing .. however, most veterans here have received payment and will be unable to file a claim. Beacon Falls residents are anxiously awaiting word from Sheriff (Shorty) Rogers concerning the appointment of a successor to the late Deputy Sheriff Sherman D. Stocker . Constable Russell Sherry was endorsed for the post by the GOP Town Committee more than a month ago, but announcement of the appointment has not yet been made. Eddie Nolde was among those up early for a look at beautiful sites after Friday's snowstorm. . Plovf; were able to do a fine job of clearing streets where motorists obeyed the all-night parking ban .. most streets were nearly cleared early Saturday morning. Tom and Jane (Jackson) Edmonds post-card from Florida. . "pictures of snow-storm look beauitful, but nothing is more beautiful than basking on the Miama shores" . . the couple has (been in Miami since late October and plan to remain there there until spring. The Oley Speaks Miisie Library- erected as a memorial to the great American composer, who wrote more than 250 songs, will be dedicated next Sunday In Canal Winchester, Ohio .. the library includes a small concert hall equipped and a new Steinway grand piano . . all made possible by funds from a bond issue voted by citizens of the town and contributions of friends and the Speaks family. A large audience is expected to hoar thu American Broadcasting Co. The Greatest Story Ever Told, "The Prince of Peace" on broadcasts Dec. 18 and on Chrlutmius Day . . the program will l: 0 aired at 5:30 o'clock each Sunday. Rul.h Matson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil F. IMatson, 233 North Main street, has resumed her .studies at Rhenandoah Con- Hcrvatory of Music, Dayton, Vu_ . she is studying for her Bachelor of Music Education degree and is a member of A Cappella chorus at the school. Celebrating a birthday yesterday was Wilber Vernon Totiker, who Is affectionately known to his friends as Honeysuckle, so we understand .. Convalescing at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Fredsall of Brcn- nan street, Is Mrs E. Martlnau- sky of Waterbury. WALTER WINCHELL In New York Word come our way that the newly organized War Mothers club of Naugatuck donated, a goodly sum of money to the Rocky Hill hospital party, to be held Dec. 7 by the Ladies' auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of New Haven county Mrs. Katherine Radcliffe is president of the council . . Mrs. Arthur Holm, War Mother's club president, is a past president of the Ladies' auxiliary o*f Crusader post, VFW. A recent article In The News concerning- the Rocky Hill hospital Christmas party brought favorable responses, Mrs. Kay Radcliffe tells us .. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spaiin of Fern street made a donation at five books, which was greatly appreciated .. several citizens donated cartons of cigarettes and others money for cigarettes. Congressman James Patterson has canceled his engagement to speak to the Chemical-Synthetic Foremen's club, Dec. 13.. Secretary Bill Painter has written the club thai: -^.11 speaking engagements are off for Jim, because of his illness. Many happy returns of the day come Wednesday for Esther Lundin of our office staff, who celebrates a birthday .. Understand the bass section of the Naugatuck Men's Chorus canie up for high praise at the Friday night concert. The Beacon Falls Community club expects a full House at Its open-house program Wednesday night .. Walt Okoski Is working hard on the variety show to be presented according to President Wil Swan ., club members and other residents of the town are Invited, Wil says. A lot of residents, although they might not have been outdoors, were up bright and early Saturday morning viewing the beautiful winter wonderful scenes .. those who had to trudge to work in the early i hours found'foot travel a little | hazardous. OUTA CHINA, 'CROSS THE BAY Man About Town ..Mrs. Babe. Ruth and N. bury who've Innisted It's Only Bus- i/iess, will be sealed after New Year's.. .Clark Gable and Joan Harrison (the film producer) will tuke separate routea to Hawaii, whore they may merge. His moat serious romance ulncc Lombard,.. Lucky Luciano and hi.s lady have oop'd.. . .Empi-OHH Dowager Siuluko of Japan Is expected here incog for a rendezvous with medics... Tne Claire Chennaults' second Ira- aj.ce is en route...The big scandal around Buckingh'm Palace la that Prince Phillip (on hi.s atto. trip) got tattooed.. .The Shah of Iran's companion around the apolH in :; pretty Brazilian. . .Sonny TufU' knuckles are taped.. .Inalders hear Marshall Field is peddling many of his properties.. .Backers of Jay Paley's horse, "Gigolo" (by Eight- Thirty), think he will "make The Derby". . .The Robert Ruarks are Honolulu bound.. .Morris Ems'. (Drew Pearson's barrister) doesn't believe in newspaper people suing tach other. The action brought by Pearson against a'critic will (ironically) be handled by the law firm cf which FDR, Jr.. is a member. Buy Christinas Seals'.* There's No Business Like Show Business: Garson Kanln, author, Leland Hayward, producer of ''Rat Place" (now trying out), were so pleased with director Dan Mar.n they gave him a koktil-poddy at the end of the 1st week of rehearsals. The second week he received a bonus and the third weelc he was fired. Buy Christmas Seals! Gov. Dtjwey Insiders expect him to tip off his 1952 ambitions wnen lie fires his Albany cabinet and replaces them with World War 2 vets. . .Evita Peron, they say, has piit several millions into a Madison I avenue* edifice .now .going .up .. U. S. Sen, M. M. Neely was not the Neely -who offered to bet us that a G-man item was wrong. He writes he believes it will be confirmed. Senator, the wager came on Senate stationery, signed J. C. Neely, whoever he is...The Gerald Kershes (he's the famed Britlsn novelist, "Night in the City," etc) will have it undone in Reno In about a month. She's a lovely ex- London newspaper gal... Many reports have Vincent Sheean and Diana Forbes-Robertson rewed. Newsweek said It haippencd in Mexico. L. Lyons said it was at Lotte Lehman's manse. They'll do j it in Paris this week and motor- moon in Italy. Buy Christmas Seals! Bill Robinson's entire collection of Keyes to Cities (mooting shoes and honorary deipnity badges) goes to Virginia Union Univ. (Richmond), his - birthplace .. Father Divine will next buy a Newark synagogue for $250,000. "Walter's Boy" came in third again at Bowie. Racing men point out that if you parlayed it for "Show" (recently) you couldn't carry the money! . . Gladys Parker, the syndicated cartoonist, has filed against cartoonist "Stookie" Allen in Fort Lauderdale, Fla...Howard Hughes' next pash te«m will Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell . Movie critic F. Quinn (of the Mirror) and his wife are not making their pals happy, at all!..What depression threat? More luxury care (priced over $3,500) were sold this year than ever. Cadillacs partic. Morton Downey is getting a lot of unjustified kicks-in-the-pants. , Like some columnists and commentators,, Morton made some'ra- dio ip<lugs via transcriptions for a magazine article about Ireland — without reading it .. The Ireland article 'got a mixed reception —as we say in the theatre —with Downey being the target .'. He is miserable about hisi re-cent mail and wishes w e would tell you so . . He divided the $500 fea he received between an orphanage in Santiago, Chile, and the Cardinal Fartey School for Boys. . "I will be grate- j ful," he says, "If you will g-et the truth into the record" .. Oh, that's all right, Mort. Jos send ov- er some of that Coca-Cola stuck. Aiiylhi|nK-to-Gck-Yoiir-iVam<!- In the-Papor Dept.: The itay McKin- Icy band bus overturned, injuring two . . Alex D'Arcy and Carolyn Phillips, the cover gal, aren't waiting for that silly old mistletoe . . Colller'H felt that A. J. Liobling's first draft on their planned series iiboiu Time, Inc., \vtiis too rough They turned the assignment, over to George Fra/ier, who recently dissected the Christian Science 'Monitor . . "Streetcar" didn't fold In Parfcf, Playing capacity, it Hays here . Nancy Oako.-j tmd M. BuUe-r are a regular Nightcap Asks Reward for Kin i m ADV. MODERN ZTIQUETTE Q. Should an office girl rise when her employer's wife enters the office? A. It is not necessary, unless she is being introduced for the first time. Then it would be the courteous thing for her to rise to acknowledge the introduction. Q. Should a young man who would like to date a girl whose family is wealthy, feel that he must take her to expensive places? A. No; if the girl is worth any further attention from him, she will like him for himself, not for the amount of money he spends on her. Q. How should a girl introduce a man to her mother? A. "Mother, this is Mr. Martin," or, "Mother, this is Ralph Martin," if she knows the man well. Look And Learn 1. How many keys, which print letters, numerals or symbols, are there on the standard typewriter? 2. Who is considered the greatest Finnish composer? 3. What .is one called who takes no part in a card game, but gives unasked advice? 4. What is the derivation of the word "alphabet"? 5. What famous poem deals chiefly with an aged sailor and an albatross? Answers 1. Forty-two keys. 2. Jan Sibelius. 3. A kibitzer. 4. From the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta. 5. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Club duct . . Oh. no! By Spring you will have rrmslc plus'commer- cials in your 5Ui A.venue bus. The "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" musical, still trying out, has an advance sale here of over 500Gs.. One of your pet Cuban stars left the U. S. to .dodge a court cuse by a nifrhtclub thrush, who in.iist.s .tho junior's his, while his wife and tot are s'tuck here with very little coin . . Remember when thn proxy of a recording lirm. got us to talcn back what we reported recently? Well, it's practically confirmed in Newsweek.. A Ronoy Plaza ftuoat ipaid $112 to the Runyon Fund for a pair of "Kiss Me, Kate" tickets. All our "South Pacific" Jown front seats( from tonight to Wed. eve) are gone. The Fund averages $70 profit per ducat . . Since tho gendarmes in Greenwich Village cracked down on gals garbed in male attire, they've switched to cowboy suits . . Things to Worry About: B'way dancehall biz is the worst in 10 yrs. . Hey! Mr. Vishinsky! Guess who had ?2 on "Warmonger" (at Tropical), which paid $68. Y Groups Plan Events This Week The Boys' Work committee of the Y. M. C. A.; will meet this afternoon at 5 o'clock, it was announced today by Herbert E, Browu, general secretary. Chairman Robert N. Whitte'more will preside. Mr. Brown also announced that a dormitory supper, for "SMCA residents, will be held Wednesday evening at (i o'clock in the Y cafeteria, Arthur Anderson, chairman of the dormitory committee is in charge, assisted by Roy Williams, Joseph Ford, Henry Moeller, Philip Arraci and James Farrcn. "We, been ably THE MUSIC SHOP—" i;iviiij; Mine in here! It has our experience Jhat .ve itivnr ; - Klve to others what we -(ur- Ivcs would like, to receive. \\> are reminded «f » n incident. 1 Frank Mlllor came Into THK ! M:\SK- SHOT this summer, iiis j radii, hud sloped playing. Because j il u:is u coinbliiaUon set. his .ihnrio- «r;iph couldn't be<l either. !'hi^ iutppcned during » wwlci-nil when lh" Tilillers hiui much orn- j iiany. A t<\st Hhriwixl that it .vas i nnly one faulty tube which caused i he tr.Hihlf., \\;, ri-planil the lulw. Iti addition, Mr. .Miller hough! one . full »ft of i-xlra tubes plus i nmall K|i:ire radio. Which (jives us an him for a family Kid: a set ,,f spare ;u!.e-, ' for yuar larce set ami :IM extra radio. I-'rank would have 'Iked ,„ I h-ci-ivi! !hat hist ChriKtmas. j (»••)!• d.-|i, iiil:ilil<- lubes: TIIF ; >n : sir SHOI*) £ NBW.iNGLAND'S URGES, PETROLEUM STORAGE TERMIMI DEMANDING $16,500 reward from the state for turning over to the police her husband's statement, in which he confessed throe murders, Mrs. Franklin Click is shown at her home in Fort Wayne, Ind., with two of her five children; Christine. 5 months, and Linda, 2. Her husband, Frank, has been sentenced to die in the electric chair. (International) 25-Year Pins For Six Lodge Members The annual meeting nnd election of officers of. Shepherd Lodge, Xo. 78, A. F. and A. M.. will be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, at 7:30 clock in Masonic Temple, Church street. Reports of activities during the past year will be read. Six members of the Lodge will be presented 25-year membership pins. They are:. Ralph F. Gilnack, Otto MeH.sner. Milton S. Wcb.ster, F. Victor Garficld. Henry Baglcy and Carl F. Jcihn.-ion. The prescnta- tions will be made by Right Worshipful Harold R. Perry, Past District Deputy of the Third Masonic District. Following the meeting, refreshments will be served. AH Master Masons are invited to attend. SWISS PASTRY BRAN MUFFINS CHEESE CAKES BIRTHDAY CAKKS CITY BAKERY MAPLE ST. TEL. 3G7X Open Daily fi:30 A. M. to 6 P. M. BUNKER "C" Fuel Oil 4i Per gallon F. O. B. Our Terminal Bridgeport, Conn. Phone Jiw *. BUCKLEY ^* BETWSERVICE LOWER FUEL COSTS ORDER NOW If You Want a MUSICAL INSTRUMENT for CHRISTMAS i Everything Prom a j Piccolo to a ; Sousaphone i TEMBRUSKI Music Shoi> NORTH M.-U.N ST. TEL 380T Open Thurs. and Fr!. Till 9 New $37,000 Telephone Cable Program Under Way in Naugatuck Exchange A familiar sight in the Naugatuck exchange as telephone crews work on a $37,000 cable installation program to help keep pace with the demand for telephone service. Cable men William J. Pollard (left) and Richard W. O'Neil, Jr., are pictured on a splicer's platform high above New Haven Road as they splice in a section of new cable near the Beacon Hill Road intersection. New cables are being installed underground in Naugatuck from the central office on Church Street, south to Maple Street, ihen west across [he river to Soutl^ Main Street. Along the Litchfield Turnpike, another cable is being installed from Cotton Cross Street to the intersection of Beacon Hill Road. And in Beacon Falls, a cable is being installed on Main Street from Germantown Avenue south through the center of town almost to the Naugaluck- Seymour line. Altogether, more than three miles of cable containing more than 1,800 miles of wire are being used for these projects. Scheduled for completion in Naugatuck within the next few weeks, and in Beacon Falls in May ol next year, this 837,000 program in the Naugatuck exchange is typical of telephone activity throughout the state in this, the fourth year of the largest construction program in Connecticut telephone history. THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE COMPANY OWNED AND OPERATED BY AND FOR CONNECTICUT PEOPLE SINCE 1882

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