Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 8, 1944 · Page 4
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, August 8, 1944
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Page Tour NAUGATUOK I)AILY|NEW5 TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1944 Published Every Evening (Except Sunday) by THE NAUGATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT "iVIrphoiu-H 222S 2321»— AH Enlorud "3 second class mat tor at the post office in Zttiugatuck, Conn, ^^^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance 1 month $ -75 0 months $4.50 3 months S2.25 1 year * a ' CO 1'MJDGK TO TUB FLAG—"I ]>l«'flBc al KUIIICC lo the Majr of tlui United States ol America and to tin; Hopiihllc for which It itamlK. On« nation Indivisible, with Liberty uml Justice for all." TUESDAY, AUGUST «, 1!H4 KEEPING CLEAN The warning that it is necessary li> keep clean in order U; avoid infantile paralysis—poliotnydtis. usually called "polio" t't.r short—tail's out 1'rom the National Foundation for Infantile l.'aral- ysis. Baths, haiKl-svasliiiii;- and hygienic habits of all sorts are a protection against that dread disease. The tcrrililc"'typhus IVver is avoided liy baths, il has been discovered. The soldier who can keen himself and his body clean with frequent joap and water 'wasli- iny is safe. The rensmi fr.p this is that the fever g'emi is curried by body J'LCO. Thorough washing cleans ul'f the carriers. These statements bring to mind the dictum of an old French pinneer physician. Pot or P.eaugrand. who practiced iriedicino before llie liors L '-and-huggy days, in the hnrseback-wi!hout-any-roads period in llie wilderness of northern Ohio. He died, a few days short of his hundredth birthday, in .19.1.'5. His neighbors called him "Uncle Peter." "Wo didn't know anything, about those little things you call germs, in those days," said L'ncle Peter, "But wo always noticed that clean families got well belter' than dirty families. \Vhero the house was clean and the sick person's bed, body and clothing were kept clean, lie stood a better chance of getting over sores ami fevers. So we used plenty'of hoi. water and fresh bandages and we got along pretty well. We lost more patients than yon do now, though." I'ncle Peter would marvel at today's penicillin and the snlfa drugs. But lie bc>- lii.'Ved then and would agree now that children should' wash their hands before eating, not only in the polio season, but ail through tin; year. WEEDING "CONTEST FOR GOLFERS The course at the '.l.iop Brook Golf club will he (he scene of much activity, and fun Wednesday afternoon, when a weeding contest: will be held there. It is expected that three or r.-iore teams will he entered and Unit the elimination of the weeds-will proceed nipidly when the starting signal is given. The announcement of the contest states that weeding tools will be provided and all that, will be needed by the con- testmits is a spirit 1 of cooperation and an evening of fun. These qualifications can easily 'be met. If the; weather is favorable, the contestants should lie able to quickly rid the greens of all weeds found there. The contest is open to all members, the more the merrier. It's a splendid way to pnl. the golf course in good condition, and if the committee's hopes for a first class job are ivali/.ed. a great improvement, will be made. The (ruth of the old saying that many Iiands make light the task will be convincingly demonstrated if the local golfers, many <>f whom an.' amateur gardeners, turn out. in Force and show how export they are in weed elimination. HARD ON TOBACCO GROWERS Jinny tobacco grosvers in Hartford county" suffered heavy financial losses lust Saturday when a hailstorm played havoc with their crops. K'alph C. Lasbury, .Jr., director of the Shade Tobacco Growers Association, who inspected the storm area, said he didn't think the estimate of :f~>00.000 worth of damage was too high. The sympathy of all who have read about the damage caused goes out to these tobacco growers, who, it is said, will not bo able to salvage a large part of their crops. As Mr. Lasbiiry remarked, "It's very sad." The destructive storm recalls the hailstorm of 3929 which was the worst on record. DO YOU RI3MEMBER? From The FUes Of The News 20 Years Aga Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Carlson of New street spent n few days' vacation on the Housatonic. o—O—o Mi', and Mrs. Gooi-pe Hinman, Mr. anil Mrs. S. A, Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Rogers, Mr find Mrs. William Ti'Uoy, Charles Price, Sr. and Jr., and Harry Monoll were among the Naugatuck residents nt the Flainville camp grounds, o—O—o 30 Years Ago Rev. George W. Roesch, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, 'was spending a vacation in Brooklyn, N. Y. o—O—o Francis Ahcrn nnd John Smith were at the Mil- t'ord shore enjoying their annum vacation, Around the Clock (Jeorgo McKeima, well knownl local druglgist recently took himself a few days vacation. The genial George returned to work, rested up a "bit but must now work harder than before to catch up on details that fell by the wayside, while he was away. Mr. and Mrs. Persis Salisbury of Beacon Falls, with their two daughters, Marion Sal isbnry and William Dillon, and grandson William Dillon, Jr., have left for Bar Harbor, Maine, where they will visit Mr. Salisbury's father, who is a veteran .of the seven seas and one of the oldest residents of .Bar Harbor,—P. S. Their dog "Topper" went along also. There is a ferry boat ploughing back and forth across the Delaware river in Philadelphia called "Millville" Stan Oldakowski has a new address: Pvt. Stanley Oldakowski, Co/"A", 1684 Eng. CBN, Camp Swift, Texas With troops in Philadelphia taking care cf the transit strike, it is more than likely that several Naugatuck beys who are attached to the 102nd Division were there, as that outfit is reported to be in the Quaker Town. Jane Kloc was pleasantly surprised with and entertained at a birthday party at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence La Bonte, of J-Ioadley street, Sunday evening. Among those present, were Madeline Uhas,, Robert; Painter, Phyliss Kloc. Arthur Crelan, Mr. and "Mrs. La Bonte, and. Miss Kloc Michael Smith of the Post; Office is taking life easy as lie enjoys his annual lay-off: at the present moment. Fred Davi's Waterbury Brasscos will meet the New York Black Yankees on August 15th at Kingston, N. Y, This is the second meeting for the Davimen and the Negro leaguers. A third game may be played in Yankee Stadium in September, Davi has also booked a few other "road games" against the Bushwicks, Philadelphia Stars, and Fort Dix, N. J. Meriden Ccntelcoes will return to the •Stadium next Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. George Birdsall and family of Park avenue visited relatives in Shelton over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hamburger of Xew York city arc spending a few days in the borough with their son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney .Hamburger of Park avenue Lois Ackcrmnn of Walnut street visited friends on New Haven road all last •week Ann Brennan, il; was reported l.n us, spent her vacation camping on High Bock. Kay Bicrnncki, of Prospect: street, a student at St. Thomas' seminary, who worked for the summer at the U. S. Rubber Co. plant is vacationing at Zoar 7ohn Silver of Union City is reported to be interested in the purchase of a new limousine, a 1924 Ford. Oliver Holmes nnd family of Sweeney street; is spending a week at r\vin Lakes in Canaan. Brother Walt Holmes is taking care of the livestock— chickens—while thoy are away. An aged Naugatuck woman who recently underwent a serious operation, is looking for a lawn swing of the old fashioned kind that used to be so familiar hereabouts. Swings of that kind are not being made 'any more "but if any reader knows where one can be purchased a note to "Around the Clock" giving the information would be greatly appreciated. •'HAND'WRITING 'EXPERT" OtfT'CF'THE MIND AND BODY" By LOGAN CLBNOEMNG, M, D. The Human Hand ... - .-..:-• THERE IS a highly respected su-oui 01 biological philosophers who maintain Lhat it is not the massivu sixf;. of- his brain which has lil'ted man above the brutes, hut his hand. The 'fact that we can oppose our thumbs to each of our lingers has done more for us than, the fnct that we can do- ir.e an isosceles .'triangle. "Nature has developed in the hand a finely coordinated motor and sensory • organ which has made possible our present civili- sation," wrote Dr. Michael Mason, The hand is composed oC compact and efficiency balanced muscles, tendons and joints, motor and sensory nerves and special? ized nerve endings. Bulk and protection are sacrificed to efficiency, there is nothing to spare, ach "part is reduced to a mini- muni." The human hand having- this marvelous clliciency and also insatiable curiosity, sticking itself into all sort of machinery, giving here the flywheel a little extra- spin, and trying to pry^ open a sticking' screen door, " naturally quite' ol'tcn pots itself into trouble. And since, as Dr. Mason points out, it has nothing to spare, when xn injury occurs it is the problem of the sai'geon to make as complete a restoration as possible. Dan'tr<;r of Infection The greatest danger to the hand after injury is infection. A cellulitis, what used to b'e called ilood pcflsoning, with inflammation running up the tendon -iheaths and lymphatics of the hand and arm may cripple such a member forever. And injury to ho hand then must bo examined ind treated under the strictest possible conditions o£ ' surgical asepsis. A splinter or any penetrating oily should be removed provided he removal does, not cause too much tissue destruction and open he liability to more infection. If here is the slightest tendency .for >ne of those wounds to "fester," he hand and arm should be mothered in wet dressings of loric, alcohol nnJ a few drops of phenol and kept hot and moist until the inflammation subsides. •' Various Hnnd Injnrips Industrial surgeons have . this to say about various types of hand injuries: Human bites—Those are usually incidental to fist fights and hence the wound Ts usually on the knuckle and took penetration often enters one of the tendons, "Experience leads us to believe," writes Dr. Vinton E. SiTcr, of Cincinnati, "that • doctors, hospital residents and interns do not have enough respect for this injury. 1 Many patients are examined in the admitting ward, given first aid, discharged and told to return it the wound does not heal. A human bite injury, if not- treated i properly at the time, will., usually |. lead to serious infection. Splint- | ing and moist heat arc indicated j in all human bite injuries. In a | series of hand injuries, the cause was a human bite in 10 per cent. Wringer injuries —These are not limited to people working in laundries. Children suffer frequently. Since the rollers of the wringer produce equal pressure on two sides the injury is dation of the Senate Post-War com- mil tec- for n revolving loan fund to guarantee the solvency of stale un- -jijii ploy men t compensation systems. "'"Stai'. 1 unemployment compensation ollicials favor the George plan over the Kilgore, proposal, -which they fear would lead to rederaliza- tion of state systems. States' Rights Issue Wallace May Be Will Bother . Named Expert Congress Again On Agriculture Special to Central Press WASHINGTON—Tho problem of working out legislation to prepare tho nation for a Gel-man collapse consists basically of one ^-major controversy nnd a great deal of laborious • detail. . The Controversy is a States; Rights .issue; "one of several that have bobbed up in Congress in the last year or' so. The question is whether unemployment compensation shall be federalized or shall remain as it is now, that is, in the hands of the stales, The battle over this issue threatens to be bitter and prolonger and may delay action on post-war unemployment compensation legislation until after the German army surrenders. It also bids fair to hold up other demobilization and -industrial re- conversion legislation since it is generally agi-ced that the unemployment compensation question should have the right of way over other reconversion matters. These latter deal with the reconversion of wartime plants to peacetime pursuits and tho disposal of billions o£ dollars worth of govei-nment- owncd plants and surplus war materials. Congressional loaders he. liovo the surplus property disposal problem and general demobilization machinery can be worked out without striking controvcrsal snags. Two entirely different approaches to the unemployment compensation problem have been presented to the senate. One is contained in the Kilgore bill, which would provide for direct federal unemployment compensation ranging from $12 to S3!5 per week for discharged war workers and $30 per week for service men, plus $5 a week for each dependent up to $3. r > a week maximum. The other is the recommen- usually limited to soft tissues. Fractures do not occur very often, but there is contusion and bleed- in ginto the tissue spaces. Unless the skin is injured tney arc iroat- ed - by ' splinting and a pressure dressing. Elood clot under the fingernail .—This common injury is very common and very painful, but not .serious. No treatment needs usu- ; aly to be instituted." There is a great temptation to drill ar. open•Ing through the nuil to lot the clot out, but this procedure is usually not successful and invites in- •fc«tioh.' The Inrobbing pain is bad for 2't hours, but can be controlled by heat and aspirin, or at the worst by codeine. Sometimes the blood c!ot gets so large that it is necessary to remove part of •the nail, but this is the exception and very rare. QUESTIONS AND. ANSWKHS "Ignorance": Would diabetes, ovarian or.kidney disease show up in 'a blood test? If so what other diseases?. Answer: Tests for the chemistry of blood are now quite sfci- entific. In diabetes the sugar in .the blood' ; is increased over normal. In kidney disease it -sufficiently advanced that the kidneys do not..get rid .-of the 1 waste products at the rate they normally do, those products accumulate in the blood and can -be detected—urea, j creatinine and other nitrogenous | products. There arc no .changes in the blood in ovarian disease. Other diseases detected by hood chemistry tests arc gout and cor- •tain. bonu diseases, in which latter the blood calcium and phosphorus are changed from normal. VICE PRESIDENT HENRY A. 1 VVAIJL.ACE, defeated by Senator Hurry T. of Missouri for riMiOmi.'iation a_s President Roosevelt':; fourth term running mate, in ay be named chairman and expert of agricultural products in the post-war period. Such an organization has been in '.ho making since the United Nations food conference at Warm Springs. Va., a year ago. It may become an actuality at Warm Springs, Va., a year ago. It may become an actuality in the near future, and the Wallace appointment may be announced before vhe November elections. There is precedent for thr> vice president of the nation to hold other positions. Wallace himself served as head of the Board of l^conomic Warfare until tha^ organization was incorporated into the Foreign Economic Administration, with 1 - Ix^o T. Crowley as its chief executive officer. The Wallace appointment, is considered a "natural" by administrar tion forces, who see in it a graceful way to move the former agriculture department secretary out of the political picture. It is hoped, too, that the appoinment will serve to snlvc the wounds infliced upon Wallace's . backers when Truman tumbled him at "Chicago. The international body, according to present plans, would be a permanent organization to supervise world production of basic agricultural commodities so as to avoid huge surpluses and consequent poor .prices in the post-war world. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, determined to avoid the Chaotic conditions caused when military surpluses were dumped on the market suddenly after the last war, not only is planning carefully for post-war surplus property disposal, but already is liquidating some thing-s that are no longer needed. For instance, unwanted aircraft and related parts have been disposed of at a high rate recently; horses and mules which the Army found it didn't need have boon auctioned off to farmers and thousands of pairs of Army shoes discovered unsuitable for certain military operations have been auctioned olT. Much of., the surplus post-war property abroad is expected to be sold or foreign soil, and much that remains in the United States probably \vilk_ bo shipped to European areas for disposal. Sudan -grass, introduced into the United States by the department of agriculture in 1909,. came from Khartum, India. IJUV AND SAVE AT .THE HIGHLAND GROCERY 92 HIGHLAND AVE. TEI.. 1880 KOCCO IIADO,' Prop, While Walter WincheU is away, this month, his column will be conducted, by guest columnists: \ Things You Probably Never Knew 'Til Now, About Modelling HARRY CONOVERvMHr,.**,.., Authority on Bcmity) •"**.. THE MODEL BUSINESS Dt-- VELOPED, along with the use of photography, in the adverting business. As the agencies got away from the use of line drawings and began to experiment with photographs, the need for model* became apparent. The first models, about 20 year;? ago were actors "at liberty. Their pay ranged from a dinner to the least amount of cash they could be appeased with. Today a model's fee ranges from $5 to Wj an hour. Highest model fee ever paid was $50 an hour to Betty Wyman and Gwili Andre. NINETY PERCENT OF THE MODELLING JOES in the country are held by women, « percent by men and 2 percent by children. A top fashion model will pose in over .$2.000,000 worth of clothes in a single year. • M ANY ' MOTION PICTURE STARS—male and female — got their start in the modelling business. Among these are Jinx Falkenburg, Anita Colby, Jean Arthur, Barbara. Stanwyck, Joan Blonde!], Ruth Hussey, Frederic March, Franchot Tone, Alan Curtis, Neil Hamilton, etc., etc. Modelling became a fashionable business about 3930, when society girls invaded the field. About six- years ago. the college girl made her- debut in front of the camera; tod.-iy she leads the field. A WELL-KNOWN PSYCHLV TRIST conducted n sumdard 1Q test among -100 models recently. Results found the models well above average in intelligence. Popular trends influence beauty standards. There was a time when every little girl in the model business looked like Shirley Temple and every lad resembled Freddy Bartholomew. Today highly successful children may even have teeth missing in front; it's personality and naturalness that count. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. model- ling W.IK a part-time job with girls who worked ill oilices, had smalr rolus in the theater, etc. Today modelling is a full time job, with_ models taking occasional "''parti' time jobs as radio actresses, -eic. ;;' Models have travelled all -over the country for "location" shots. It is not unusual to' take them to Florida, Mexico, far-western dude ranches for special backgrounds. One picture magazine took a model on a 60,000 mile trip through South America" .a few years ago for location pictures. MAIL ORDER HOUSES who use models extensively spend about million dollars annually to pretty-up their fashion books. Successful stay in the field for a model is about G years; 2 years on the way up, 2 years on top, and 2 years going out. LOTS OF PROMINENT businessmen and socially prominent women got a kick out of seeing their faces in magazines. They frequently mode! under assumed names. One of tho most successful "business man" type of model, who usually portrays a professional man in the ads, has never been able to -make a success in the business world. Not all calls are limited to the human species. We've gotten calls I'or boxing kangaroos, dogs, horses, cows, •pigs, rabbits, etc. CONSIDERING THE IMPORT- TANCE of the model business, there are comparatively few girls who arc successful. At most there ire- 1,000 successful models in the J..S. Good redheads are most difficult thing to find. They are in tremendous demand of color plio- tography. (Any good-looking red- beads around?) THERE ARE ABOUT 5 GENERAL categories of blondes. Advertising executives specify which •type they want for their ad. In high luxury photos, brunettes havn the edge on blondes. For outdoor shots, blondes have tbo edge. into the wintry sun with but a bathing suit to protect th«n , from he icy blasts. The plctun appear in June and July issue* of magazines. And during the SO jfrees temperatures of Jujy sn<! August, the girls bundle themselves in furs and wool dresses to pose under the broiling x\m or equally broiling klelg lights !n ». studio. (Still wanna be a modftl?) CLOTHES ARE PHOTOGRAPHED three months in advance of tho season. In blustery February nnd March, bathing- suited models wrap their coats about them on an icy beach until the photographer is "set up." Then they remove tho coats and smile Some of the better-known gin, are privileged by having cloUna made especially for them -*z a form of advertising. (People arc sur-i 10 ask "Where did you get thst darling dress?" Even lesser known models are frequently wjpplisi) with accessories (scarves, glovei, etc.) for same purpose. OLDER MEN ARE ENJOYING a boom in advertising, stitutional ads use a lot of them. Biggest source of male material tod;iy also comes from the colleges of the country. M en use modelling as a source of liv«~ lihood until they find their niche in the business world. A good male model earns S50-S100 a week. A topnotcher might even average more. f MORJ-: THAN 50 PERCENT of girl models arc married.. About half of ihem are movers. Motherhood frequently helps a model's career: it improves "her disposition, her altitude toward her work, her Ipolts and even her figure. We have .1 number of models who command higher fees since they oocame mothers. Average age of entry ' r -to modelling business is 19-20. il a number of teen-agers work after school hours. A model will reach tho top of her career at 2-;. Most models retire between 27-30 years of age. You're Telling Me! By WI1-I-IAM KITT rCcntral l-rnsu Writer) I NOW WE'RE told that when we go to sleep, the brain contracts and is actually "smaller. Well, that explains some of the dumb •we've been having lately. .Jockey Johns wonders what-has Tjecoma of that race horse naroed .Woof Woof. Sounds like a fugitive from the dogr tracks. " Gnimlpuppy Jenkins say*.. ."A peanut politician is a \vould-lx> s ta ( o s in-.1 n who isn't all lic'i cracked iiji to l»c." When Fatso Goering became a bigshot No?.:, ho performed a n«t trick. The guy stuok his nock .out —even thoujsh he hadn't any. ; ' A champion is admired by everyone, says the mnn ai the next desk, unless he happens to be A champion tig-hlwad, ',' f That 10-year-olci Lama of Tllx-t is carried about in a M>dan chair. Bet he'd prefer a hicycle or rotier skates any old day. Sugar, a dental expert announces, causes tooth decay, so, wlieth" er you know it or not, you must take the bitter with Uie sweet- in Color if o» important o* harmony In music... Murphy Paints in 100 Colors or Mort permit perfect color harmony in to 1+ finite variety of combinations. Scop >• Mid 1st us fell you about the Murpbr Color Harmony Plan. . CANS, Inc. MAPLE STREET TEL. 3507 * BUY WAR ItOMtS * REYMOND5

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