Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 4, 1944 · Page 4
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Pag« Pour NAUOATFCK DAILY NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 4,1944 Bail? Published Every livening (Except Sunday) by THE NAUGATUCK NEWS COKPOPvATION NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT Ti'lt'|ihon<'* 2228 and 8229—All Entorcd u» accord class mntinr tit the post office in NuuRatuck, Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable in Advance 1 month $.70 G months $-I.CO 3 months $2.25 1 yunr S9.00 Around the Clock AG/C CARPET OF 1944 NAUGATUCK (By CARL N, MOOKE) The United Press has the exclusive right to use for rcpubllcatlon In any form, nil news dispatches credited to this paper, tt In ulso exclusively entitled to use for rcpublication nil the local tind undated news published herein. PJ^KOOK TO TIIK .FI-AG—"I |>lodf;<> "^ glance to tho Fluff of this United Slates of .America and to the Republic fur which it ttiiiulN. One nation Indivisible, with Liberty und .IiiNtluu for nil." FIIIUAV. AUGUST 4. JW4 OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM CHARITABLE ACT .Appeals continue to lie made for donations of clothing to ilostiluto families n those unfortunate winter is eomiiii;' plu will suffer increased hardships if they are not yvtu-inly clad whi'ii t.lio cliillin.n 1 winds m id zero tem- pei'uUires ari-h'i.', Xiiu.^atuek residents who have clothing' they no lunger need can perform a charitable and humane act l>y donating it to the war sufferers. In ml>st homes there arc artidrs of clothing- in gxjod condition that the owners will never use. Xow is a g-ood time to -wrap thorn up and send them to tho agencies which will see to it they are shipped to places where they may keep human beings J'rom f GERMAN ROCKET PLANES The United Press reports that 'Washington military strategists admit the the new German rocket plane has great possibilities. But, they point out, the luftwatTe is so outnumbered that its (loom is son led, regard loss of the superiority of (lie ne\v device. Tlu'-'i'iict that, the strategist.s sec great possibilities in the Na'/i plane should .• cause representatives of the .\llies at the post-war peace conference to take steps to prevent Germany from using such weapoTis in the future. Should Germany start another war, however, she will be likely to find that other nations will have rocket bombs of their own. For wars have shown that when one nation starts using a secret weapon, another army usually finds a way to duplicate tho destructive mafhine. The preseijt conflict has caused so much destruction that it. is doubtful if civili/.atioii could survive another war. That's one of the many reasons why •future disputes between nations must be settled without recourse to arms. .As a columnist, I haven't the opportunity of watching the daily parade of Naugatnck on Clmrch street from the excellent vantage point of the Naugatnck Daily News windows. I do, however, have the good fortune to see Naugatuck from another viewpoint—that,of one closely associated with local industry. The industrial and civic- life of life community are inseparably bound together, and each is dependent on the other for its fullest expression. The beginning of a great world-wide industry—rubber—took place in Naugatuck, and it has given the people of this community a heritage the equal of which not many towns can boast, , It is said that curly this\-ear there were H>.200,000 women gainfully employed in the United States, which number represents approximately 32 1 /- per cent of our total 'working population. The query was—"Who says women can't •fit into industrial jobs?" This was no surprise to- the people of Naugatnck. For many years over 50 per cent of the working force of, our footwear plant has been women. Their nimble fingers and skilled hands luvve played an important part in the development and growth of many of our local industries. From the time when they used to sew buttons on cards for our early button factories to the present; day when they arc turning out vast; .quantities of materials for our armed forces, they have shown that they can fill an honorable and useful place in industry. But I'm Not Beefing By FRANK SINATRA: (Former Sports Writer on the Jersey Observer) BACK IN THOSE SPORTS - WRITING JERSEY DAYS, I mi«!U have tried to pound out a ^.^^r'^^^^RfcT ^%""^ : ^i - &&^t!~~A '^ j IBJ WASHINGTON DEMOCRACY WINNING Dictator-ship appears to he on the wane in J.atin America. The past few months have seen the voluntary abdication of President, 'Batisia of Unba, holding of a free election (here and the triumph of a liberal candidate, .7n Kcuador, Kl Salvador and Guatemala well-intrenched dictatorships, have collapsed. On the other hand the world lias witnessed the complete failure of a military plot against, the democratic President Lopcx of Colombia. Only in Argentina is the ne\vs still. dark. Yet even Argentina cannot: long seal itself off against its neighbors and shut out the bree/es of freedom now blowing widelv elsewhere. The men of Naugatuck have proven to be resourceful and ever ready to. serve their country in times of peace and war. Approximately 2,000 have left our town to serve in the many branches of the service. Over 760 employes have answered their nation's call frcm the Naugatuck Footwear Plant of the United States Rubber Company. Fourteen of these men are celebrating their birthdays this week, and we would like to take this occasion to extend our sincere wishes for a happy birthday and a quick return to their old jobs. Those a year older are: Vincent Andolina, Joseph Balzano, Carmine Clemente, Pat DeFabritis, John Ennis, Raymond Farmer, Robert Fray, Charles. Gandarillas, Philip J, Harel, Joseph Leca, Russell Mitchell, Frank Tammany, Lloyd Weitzel, and Anthony Zebrakas. My HELEN 12SSARY (Central Press Columnist) Wife Of Ohio Task Facing Mrs. Governor Makes . Bricker Next Few Hit With Press Weeks Is Trying Looking at Life column on youn/? fighters up in the small clubs around our local area... But tHose young fighters aren't getting their flght- in'jf in. stuffy light clubs these nights: they're smelling gunpowder instead of. resin, they're tossing guns, shells, bayonets and B-42's instead of eight ounce gloves; they're fighting all over this wide round world of ours, instead of a small squarcd-ofT area, so that, too, is out. I've been toying .with tho idc.i or writing about myself, but I'm afraid you wouTdn't have enough rye bread to go with all that ham. That one starts off with a 30. About all I can think of in the until 7 a. m, b<:fore going lo » . . .you have to be up at j.j. you can get to the studio bv , 8:30. a nice time- to fc ling up in itself, you have to all m.ide up. in costume, aiid r to got to work before th«- The .substantial amount of remndel- ing and building that is'goiny on around the Footwear Plant these days is all part of the plans for, post-war expansion! The personnel ol.' the plant is considerably belosv the number that will be 'needed when peaec comes, so once again Naiiga- t.uck will 1)0 in the position of having ;jubs for those who want to plenty work. of DO YOU REMEMBER? Prom The Files Of The News Having a payroll close to $10,000.000 a year, the .Footwear .Division of the United Stales ]?ubl.>er Company is helping to contribute to the prosperity that has been Nangatuck's for years and years. Tt is hoped that this factory will be able to continue to serve Naugatuck and its people for many years to come and that the two can grow side by side in their service to not only the rest: of the country, but the entire world. 20 Years Ago Mrs. John J. Jones, tind Mabci Jones returned home from a three weeks visit in Woonsockct, R. I., with Mrs. Jones' brother, T. P. Murray. o—O—o Cnthorlno nnd Hanel Mnher, John O'Donncll, Jr.. George Walker, txnd Fred Bean were among those present at » birthday pnrty for William H. Brcn- nan, won of Mr. and Mrs. William Brcnnan ' of Hondlcy" street. o—O—o 30 Years Ago Thomas Parka, Ernest .(Simmons, nnd Edward Wlrahing spent their vacation at their cottage In Kent. Thomas Lawlor, Jnmen Hall, and Frank Morris aided 1 In socking the body of a drowning victim at Lake Qunssapaug. A little known fact is the contribution that has been made by this plan: and the people of this borough to the war effort of our nation. Naugntuck made bullet-sealing gasoline tanks are flyir.g on virtually every battle front. Inflatable rubber boats have saved tho lives of hosts of our fighting men. The compounds for the convoy ban-ago balloons that accompanied our task force to France, during the invasion were mixed here in Naugatuck. Junglo Boots, Sea Boots, Five-Buckle Arctics. Waders, Pontons have all gone-from Nnugatuck to protect our men and women. When you consider this is iust one of several plants in Naugatuck producing for our country, you begin to realize the tremendous contribution our local 'people have made. Plans are being made to serve our service men and women when they return just as fully as they have been served in the field. A Post-War Plaiv ning Committee is working on. the problem of re- conversion of industry. A Town Planning Committee is looking into the future development of an even greater Naugatuck, while, an atert Chamber of Commerce is constantly searching for ways and means of improving our borough. The past 100 years have been filled'with the romance of industry and the development of a strong American community. The next 100 years hold promise of still greater things to come for Naugatuck and its people. , WASHINGTON — Mrs, John* Bricker is as likable and intelligent a .woman ;is you will meet in anybody's country. Mrs. Brisker is, of course, the wife of the man who hopes to!bc vice president of the United States. Hr> is doing .the best .he,can. to .be more ' conservative- than Henry Wallace and'more progressive than his candidate opponent, Senator Harry Truman of Indiana, who emerged almost in one piece from the Democratic convention in Chicago. Undoubtedly Governor Bricker's task for the next few months is going to be boset by thorns and broken glass. Eut as I. sat in on Mrs. Bricker's New York news conference, I thought that her husband's job is less perilous than her own, No pathway strewn with roses stretches before her until that first November Tuesday. For she must be restrained yet alert, thoughtful! but not aggressive, womanly, but not coy. modern but not radical. She must be a home body and at tho same moment seo the world from the back of the campaign train of her husband. She must say nil the right things to a lot of people who don't interest her in the least,, meanwhile look well-dressed hut not extravagantly done up, keep her back hair in order and have wise, discreet, shrewd opinior.s: sound sincere every time she meets the press on all subjects from haby raising to women at the peace table. And answer such questions as., "Do women love the busy mart of trade, politics and welding irons more than*they love the dishpan and changing the baby?" Jn'addition to discussing these present ideas Mrs, Brickcr must, say or try not to say what she is going to do if and when she is the wife of the vice president. She must likewise act as if she didn't cai'c a hoot that John lost the presidential nomination. She must smile, photogenically, as if she thought Tom Dcwey and his wife wore tho most, worthwhile and charming of all living human'he- ings. "Do you think if your husband wins that you will help him as Mrs. Truman is now helping her husband?" Mrs. Brickcr was .asked'. (Mrs, Truman has just^becn discovered as the $<l,500-a-ycar adviser of the Democratic vice presideitial nominee.) "For that sort of a job," answered Mrs. Bricker, "I shalj have neither inclination nor opportunity." Strilin must have borrowed- Hoi- She speaks up, Mrs. Bricker does, uice Groe-ley's advice' in giving or- She hasn't quite as many ideas as dei-s to hi.=. Red Army soldiers. The boys are certainly headed and visited 34 states since January. She had to "travel light," with only one dress of each kind and extra accessories. Frequently she and the governor carried their own handbags. Many times she got the wrinkles out of her clothes by hanging them beside the hot shower. Just as you and I do. if we're smart. • She expects to do must more traveling, "if they ask me to." .She's accustomed to campaigning. Made two campaigns with her husband for attorney general, three for governor and now this one, • • She's a terrible speaker but whenever a woman's group asks her to please say something, she trios to stand up and respond, somehow. (Entertaining doesn't bother hcr much. In the three months beforo Pearl Harbor she' and the governor entertained at the governor's | mansion 14 people less than ID.- 000. -.Indeed, it did take food—often w.hcn ^unexpected groups cainc, slio had to send out to a corner delicatessen taut to a' cake and sandwich factory for extra supplies. After Pearl Harbor she almost cut out parties. Very like Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, is Mrs. Brickcr. Full of the same quick, bright charm and common sense. If Mrs. Brickor wore a man, I'd say in not too original slang, "There's a regular guy." By TCTUCH BRAXDEIS You probably road the'story.of William James Sidis, the "boy wonder," who graduated from Harvard with high honors ot 36 and died a few days ago at -1G, destitute, alone, in a shabby furnTshed room in Boston. Young Sidis <:ouli3i read and write -at t-lie age oC three. He spoke several foreign Xangu.igcs before he was n.ine. He completed a seven- year course in'th« public jchool'of Brookline in seven' months. At 1-3 ho lectured on the fourth ^mention to Harvard learned groups, and he v,as generally considerod as an outs.tandi'ng- mathematical goniu.s. -A briHivint future was predicted for him. He never got ar.y farther than a S23-a-weck .clerkship, running .in addiivg machine in New York City. Ho tried numberless odd jobs, and, at the .time of hi.', death, was unemployed. Acquaintances said that ho never enjoyed childhood, that hehnt.jd girls, had no friends and nevnr player!. He was .T!> introvert, a lone wolf, a recluse. He diod a failure. way of a column at tho moment is a piece on this new racket I've suddenly found myself mixed up in. Acting. Kverybody Want* to Be :KI Aotor Durantc says, "Everybody wants to got inta the act." I want to qualify that. "Everybody wants to be an actor." Okny, reading public. You want to be an actor. And somebody pulls a few magic strings and suddenly you find that you y are an actor. Now what have you got? A life of glamor? A bed of oses? A round of night clubs, night after night? Sleep till noon, >ri;;ikfast in a bed as the top sec- ion of a. Fifth Avenue bus? A plunge in your own pool that looks' ike a small section of the Pacific hat's been wrapped up in blue ile? Glamorous gals and cxcit-. tig guys stepping in and out of our home all day? Son, if you've got that you've eally got something. You've got part that calls for you to play- he part of the public's popular dea of what an actor's life is like. This is what the life of an actor s really like. ..or at least, the way ve found it out here in the Hoi- ywoods. .. The W:iy It Jtailly Is You come-home at about seven and the first thing that greets your eye :s a lawnmower standing out in front screaming for attention...the wife tells you that the handyman has found himself sixty u week and overtime at a war plant, or has joined the Army, or ha,s gone East, whore lawn mowing pays are better. . .so you work up an-appetite 1 pulling a-couple of hundred weeds .evening off the hedges, watering the flowers or cutting the grass. Whon it gets dark you discover the 'hall light isn't • working -and a fast telephone call informs ...y.ou that the. electrician is at the Mo- combo looking for a closeup of a movie star, so you • scout around in the dark, looking for fuses, shortages, and bulbs ..crack your So. you upend the night wo "^ about getting up on time up just as tired a* you wereVfo going to bed, slide down the r' * grab a cup of coffee and do a wood as you hotfoot for the » At the studio ihe shooting i at 9 a, m. Today the flrit calls for you to ride on a So you mount the bike and' on a tread for 'about throe hd^ until everybody Is happy and !i concerned feel that the finally right. YOII Kilt Avacado. Sandwichti. You're Telling Me! By WILLIAM KITT (Central 1-ress Writer) GERMAN GENERALS are either being killed or boi'nig c.'i.ptured in such, great numbers we wouldn't wonder if Hitler, on rnising ori officer to star tsink, wishes not good luck taut goodbye. The Danes 'have launched n.r.- oLhor ' anti-Nazi strike, we road. Trying 'to got rid of what's rotten in Denmark? U. S. Thunderbolts hnvc hlastt'cl fin miles of- railways In FKUICO. you don't have* to persuade the Kronen not. to ride tni.ijis during 1 the vacation period. Road signs have once a sain ra- turned to tine rural English scone. Eut tlic back-soo-t .driver, who con- sta'in'Jy insists on the car being slowed so she- can rs.acl 'eni all won't return until after- the war. Mrs. Roosevelt; But'she isn't timid. Indeed, I'd like to see Harriet Day Bricker nnd Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt in a public debate. I might give Mrs.' Roosevelt sonic odds. But not as many as I. thougth. might be necessary', before I watched Mrs. Bricker : me'eting tho press. . She spoku about women after the war. "I hope the ones with small children will give up their jobs unless there is a real financial necessity. A woman's first job la her family. Unless she is leaving it adequately looked after, sho should stay at home and .do. the looking after herself. Later, of course, wtien the children are grown, it Is entirely a matter <if personal' preference whether she goes into politics,. the professions, . Although the wife of '.the .Republican -vice' presidetlal' candidate has not hopped over as many seas and continents as Mrs. Roosevelt,she has traveled about'30,000 miles west—but fast. BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Siriis' ccL'i'o is quite unusual, of course. And yet, should it not make a Jot of you parents tJiink? The other, day I attended a luncheon. One of the entertainers was a child prodigy. His parents- accompanied him and sat ir. the rear of the room as the little chap walked stiffly to the grand- piano, stiffly bowed, .stiffly •sut down and boga:i to play. One otter tho other he played three very difficult concert pie'cos; -—glissandos, crsccndos and hun drcds of tremendous what-you- may - <:allonv.-i. All technique." nJ work, no expression, no feeling no joy. We were bored to death, not on.-? of us got anything out of aM this labor, this waste, his pitiful exhibition of "genius." -All we felt was that a child had been n-.-ade into a machine, all we could see was a little lo^t souj practicing and studying and missing the best part of life' I looked at tho parents'. Thoy \vorc intense, keyed up—and once when the kjd made an insignifi- oant mistake, I could sec the an- grcr in the father's eyes. If I had a prodigy for a child. I would do everything I could to kill it.« prodigiousness as quickly 'as possible. When 1 was a. kid my mother bought me a velvet suit with'a lace collar, and -she made me wear my hair in ourls. When father came home from a long trip and saw me, he took me promptly to the barber tind grot'me a haircut. He took the suit off me and gave it lo the old-clothes man. "You're going to bo a man and not a sissy," -he said. I've always loved him for that. shin a couple of times and finally give it up as a bad deal and', go- to some other portion of the house where the lights still work. After dinner you discover that the bedroom alarm clock is gone ...sent out. to be fixed and not back...and afraid you are going to miss your early morning studio appointment before the cameras . .you sleep fltfully and nervously, awakening every fifteen minutes to make sure you don't oversleep. Up till now you could be any ordinary business .man troubled with usual domestic plagues ..but from here on it becomes different. You're an actor. No sleeping 'and Like 'Km Then it's off to the for lunch, usually a glass-'of m i!i and an avacado -sandwich—m<J (• you don't like avacado, you bttit« have no appetite because avactdi is all they have today (and (o- that I wince with you). 1 Of course, beefs noUvithntindin, I haven't yet had the de»ir« £ get back :to the Hoboken 'n^ beat; and I've never heard or sir. one out. here who hor.caUy « say the hell with the movitj my ten grand a. week, I back to jerking sodas < hash, but it's not the HollywwJ you read about either. No plush,^ crystal chandeliers, sixteen qj. inder jaloppies and cerise chti« lounges; no baccanelian partia- it's just as much of-a job at tht one you've got today, fella, just-u ough, but probably a. lot more lucrative. And when you sec pictures of movie folk out in tit night clubs, tho odds are they were either sent there by the studio press department, or else it was the cook's night out or nwjbt they.'rc on the same holiday thu you and the missus like to greb off every once in .1 while. A lot of petty jealousies jid trade squabbles that are fed to you right off the griddle are ususl. ly tripe dished out by those s«ting favors from those in favor; your actors fight as much as yocr competing grocery owners, if Ho: much, and performers don't go around seeking to glamorize themselves at the expense of others. Harmful stories about scent stealing are rarely well founded' and usually stem from someone with a private gripe; sure .the actors who know their way around will take time out and play a lot of gags and practical jcfcces on newcomers, but these are only played on the people they likt They .don't waste their time play- ing'arouno 1 with people they donl want-around.- ; Of course, actors inherit the human frailities and I don't think every movie star's private • life could be spotlighted as the perfect model for human behavior. Eut the weaknesses are the same you will find among people in any profession. And, I am proud to be one of a.1 industry that has done so much unselfishly for the war effort, both here and overseas. Of course, I am still a little n«w around ihtse parts, but I certainly hope I on <3o as much and approach the ; ',cs- viablc record set by some of-tie veteran inhabitants of movie town. I bet when my old boss on the Jersey Observer reads this, I'll g« an offer to come back. . .as a truck driver! (Copyright. 19-14. Syndicate. ..Inc.) King Features * BUY WAR BONDS * * * * * ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF OUR RECORD CLUB PURPOSES OF THE CLUB INCLUDE— Procurement of Old Recordings Point of Collector's Interest Favorite Bands and Artists Exchange Idea Regular Monthly Meetings (Discussions, Etc.) Election of Officers, Etc. Determination of Interest By Adv. 1.- Favorite Band 2. Favorite Artist 3. In Favor of Idea—(Yes or No) 4. Mail This Adv. or Call at Metro Music Mart Membership Fee — $1.00 Per Year METRO MUSIC MART 88 CHURCH STREET DONALD W. LOVINE, Prop.

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