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FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1944 Published Every Evening (Except Sunday) by THE NAUGATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUGATUC.K, CONNECTICUT Telephones 222* anil 222'J— All Department* Entered us sec.ond clus« matter at the post office In Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable in Advance 1 month $'.75 '-6 months $.1.50 3 months *2.25 1 year SO.OO The United Press has the exclusive right to use for : republlcntlon in-any form, all news dispatches credited to this paper. It is also exclusively entitled to use for rcpubllcation all the local and undated news published herein. DO YOU REMEMBER? From The Files Of The News .,,, I'LKDGE TO THE FI-AG—"I ple.lRc- ull<>- Klnncc to tin.' FhlK of tlir United SIlltcH of Afnwlfu nnd to the Ucpiibllc for which It idinds. One nation liullvlsible, with LI tarty nnd Justlvo for nil." FltlDAV. AUGUST II. liM4 LOVING THE HOME TOWN Jn a rather seven; tira'Io against visionary planners," .Kolifi't .Midi's, director of Xo\v York's; p;irk system—and a fine and satisfactory diivelor he lias proved himself to he, fondmles an arti- clp in tlio Now V'cirk Tinu's Sunday niag- ax.int 1 with a strong and constructive paragraph, in which lie says, among other things: "Too many pe<.-ple m>| only lack the ability to work W.ith other people toward realizable objectives, but do ii'H like the fOHiriumity, want to tear it up by the roots and start afresh in the open country. The man who loves his city will roc- ogai/.o its faults and slior.lcnmiiigs, but will never damn it entirely out of hand and dismiss it as a monstrosity. ''The man who does .not love his country and his town can do- nothing for them, ft does not matter whether it be the land in- place of his birth or of his adopt ion, so long as he becomes part and • parcel of it. The patriotic conservative will find plenty of .faults at home. He •will be eager- to remedy them, but he must be loyal to the institutions and to the local scene in which his lot is cast.'' .Vow that, is good, sound sense. City rniil community ''planning are needed. There is far too much haphazard growth. Hut. the planning must be done as by parents who'plan for I-ho education find training of their children—by those who love their communities and want to see them develop normally and well. Growing communities need guidance and foresight. Hut the object is to let them gradually develop independence of their planners, and go on living with balance rind beauty. Love of the homo town is something' the citizen should havo and ho proud to acknowledge, .lie will wish to see his community grow, prosper and become fill that, it should be. In loving it, how- over, he should not be blind to any of its imperfections, nor should 'he be afraid to offer and advocate constructive suggestions for its improvement. He should not become discouraged or offended if he finds that others do not agree with him, but. should always be willing tu cooperate in the promotion of the public welfare. .Persons who love ilir-ir home town make good citizens. 'Il is hocause Naugatuck has so mans 1 such people that, this borough's fine communily spirit is so much in evidence lion; and is-so greatly admired by 'those who come here to visit . or reside. 20 Years Ago Mrs. Harry Allison and clfuclrcn, Willurd and Josephine, of North Main struct; visited relatives In New York city for u few days. o—O—o Mrs. James Swectnian, Christine find Margaret McCarthy and Rose Hepp were among tlic local residents who enjoyed a hot dog roast at the cottage of l-lugh McShorry ut Buy View in Milford. 30 Years Ago o—O—o Polnpue Wordor nnd Stanislaus Matuszcwski wore married fit St. Hedwig's church. Rev. Paul Piechocki performed the ceremony 1'or the couple, o—O—o Three-year-old Billy Mornvn, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Andrew Morava of Cherry street caused u bit of anxiety and excitement when his parents couldn't find him at supper lime. Neighbors and friends started a. search, nnd after two hours of seeking; for :he lad .finally found him—.sound a.sloep under a bed in the Morava home. Around the Clock AUGUST AFTERNOON .Dappled sunlight on tlio waters Cireen shadows under trees— Birds song's full ol' joy and laughter .Drowsy hum of bees Kipened berries, dark and luscious Scent ol' the sun-baked sod A perch asleep among the rushes— "Be still and know that J. am Oud." M. B. iLocal talent docs it again! We hear that Lawrence .Foote,, erstwhile Pest Office employe has reached Iowa in his cross country drive. He's trying to get to California Betty Howe, 13, of Cold Spring road, Beacon Falls, sent in an essay on what our soldiers think about as they land on a. heavily defended beachhead, The story, however, is just a bit too lengthy to reprint in this space. "EVENING IN PARIS Looking at Life By ERICH BIIANDEIS ^-^.^-•y-^wwz-zsittte^^ While Walter Winchell is away, this month, his column will be conducted by guest columnists. About The Tout Racket •By KEN (Creator of the race track cnrtoon, "Joe and Asbestos") ^Irs. James Baker a'nd. Mrs. Mary Gra'nt of Bradley street visited Mr. and Mrs. .Edward Maum at lh« Milj'ord .shore over the past weekend Mr, and Mrs. Arthur Swaiison et familia of Fuller street: are at Bay View in Mil ford, sunning and bathing all week Jung. WITH .THE POPULARITY of horse racing now ..it its highest peak, it is conservatively estimated that the puhlio'is-swindled out ot more-.than-ten •million ."dollars- yearly by touts.: . ' ••. FORMERLY, A TOUT WAS DESCRIBED as a p.iddock parasite who'd offer you a hot tip- in exchange' for a hot meal or a $2 liet. I-Iuwrver, the modern tout now operates from his private estate, swanky ollice or palatial yucht. •' _!'. . Patrolman George Kogut will be back on duty in Unicn City in a couple of days after enjoying a vacation for the past two weeks. Supernumerary Joseph Kenney has been filling George's shoes The next paper salvage drive will be coming up early next month. Save your dailies, magazines, and other paper materials for .collection day. The borough still has to net 50 tons in one collection. Eleanor Novack, formerly f Meadow street, who returned to Pittston, Pa., a couple of months'ago is contemplating a visit to the borough sometime in the fall. CONFIDENCE MEN, WHO used to don I in phony stock swindles,, have moved into the more lucrative business of touting horses. It is impossible to expose every tout racket which exists, as ciox.ons of different methods aro - now being i > h employed to fleece the gullible rac- I *" J"' on >" ing bug. ' • HORSES RETURNING JJo.stini;' up at Tl'vi'iiniis on the cnpc in Miissiiclmsutvs is Ann McC.'irthy of Higli- limi'l aveniio, Ann, Avlio works ;it the Princess .^ln'p, i.s .spcmlmy two weeks lire(itliiii.n' Ciipe (,'i«.l ;iir Hero t'li'o a cuiipk- ol' ;i<li'lressos: S 2-c Bem;ird Kiunuiii, Corndl. Ol.li N. ])., U. S. Naval Training Con tor, (.irc.-it Lakes, III. ..... I.M. Malhew S. Mollica, Wtli Si^nnl Co., APO 94, e-o Piistniasterj New York, N. Y. Who sjiirl tlif horse's day was over 7 There is ;i revival uf his popularity. Vacation spots, dude ranches and city riding m.'ademies report ;\ demand for riding horses such as there never has been before. The serviceman on furlough likes to ride, and many people accustomed to automobile vacations are stayiitg at Or Ticar home and enjoy ing what is to them n new sport. And the working li'X'So is pawing the ground off stage, as if to say, "They're getting round to me again. Tractors or.no tractors, thev know thev can depend on me." Jimmy Moore has bought the Hibernian hall building- on Church street and will turn the auditorium into a community hall. The hall will be decorated with printed excerpts from the Bill of Rights —freedom of speech, and thought; freedom cf religion, and of assembly; and freedom of personal action. Henry Moeckel and His wife, Beryl, will do the artistic decorating Sgt. Francis Smith, an instructor at Big Spring Army Air base in Texas is enjoying a furlough at the parental domicile on Rubber avenue. ESTABLISHED TOUTING .ORGANIZATIONS operate through sucker lists which are easily ob- Uiined. A personal letter or phono call by someone posing as a horse-' man usually arouses the curiosity of at least 75 per cent of the suckers contacted. For the skeptical, a meeting i.s arranged at a swank cafe, where the alleged horseman flashes his forged horse-owner's badge and other credentials. An undorsixed companion, posing as a jockey, is usually there as a convincer. The supposed "fixed" race Is always a six-horse event, and tho sucker list is divided into six groups. Each . group receives a different horse in the same race. As a result, one of the groups i.s sure to have tho winning horse. With at least ten suckers in the winning group, wagering at ar. agreed amount of from S23 to $200 for the "horseman," .he not only makes a substantial sum but has an assured list of satisfied suckers i-oruly for.the next fleecing. was overheard malting a $10,000 bet with bookmakers in Chicago, Cinicnnati and Los Angoles on his horse which was to run at Belmont the following day. Tho others in tho room insisted upon making a wager and a pool was formed. The stockbroker, after being -told, that the . two-year-old maiden .was the fastest in tho land, begged I he sportsman to wager $2,000 across the board for him with his out-of-town commissioners. Tho bet was placed. During the fishing trip, tho radio revealed that the horse had lost, and the sportsman, apologizing profusely, promised to recoup the loss on another of his horses entered the following week. The broker paid off in cash. Two dnys lo.tcr hi: learned that the yacht: was hired for the occasion. Those out-of-town phone calls and ho was taken over by a band of crooks. horses' -names on pieces of cardboard, scaled them in an envelope, and put a si^n on. his hat \vhich read: "Stnblcboy.'s Selections, 25 cents." His guesses now net him over $20 daily. When Mrs.' Gencvicve P. Slubbs of Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania', reads this, I hope she will ijuitc.well again. When Blie wrote me she was. sick in bed, "pud balanced precariously on a pile of magazines." I am glad of course, th.at she subscribes to her paper "only on account of your articles" and that she clips thorn and puts them in a scrapbook. But the thing that amused me most, in her.clever letter was "funny how some guys can 3lin# words together that makes you feel they are personal friends. How lost you would be without ,1 pencil or pen when you get the whim" to put your thoughts on papsr " Yes, my dear Ge-n,evicvc we'd be very much-lost without pencils or pens. But pencils and psns aren't worth the stuff of which they arc made unle-is tliey are guidtd by a mind that has something to feel , Slinging words isjv't what you like ,-ibout my columns, and it isn't what I like about my favorite writers. Your lettai" wasn't a product of your pencil iiny more than the beauties of nature you enjoy aro the product of the gias station that fills tile limit of your automobile. You write your letters because I you havo lovely thoughts in your I heart. I write my column because I like the world-and tlie people in it a.nd because 1 think that down deep we are all kindly ond decent and neighborly, aiul peaceful. The trouble i« that so many people are afraid to be sincere and simple and softhearted. They think Ural to be tough is a sign of strength and that to enjoy flower.- and nature and music and art a man has to be a sort of Ferdinand the Bui!. T don't .",;\.ri what people think. And don't you care either. TJie very people about whose they are not friends of yours. How dJd.I come to talk about 'all this when I really wanted u, write rtbout pencils? Well, it ju.u goes to show u, at ft Isn't the pencil that dons u, e talking but what's in your htirt •and in your head! , (Copyright, 1!H4, King Features Syndicate, Inc.) MOST OF THE PETTY, TOUTS have disappeared- since th'cir rackets- have be'er. exposed in newspaper . columns and maga- xinos. The rawest of them all was the throwing of "selection sheets"into the windows- of autos and trains after the races were"-over. The sheet-showed . selections of G winners out of a card of 7 races. Of course, those-sheets wore printed at the-track directly after-the horses had won. The- only reason thnt all 7 .winners, weren't" selected is that the ink would not dry in time for distribution if they waited for the Tth race. Therefore, they just printed- the first 6 and guessed at the Tth. Even if their guess was bnd, C winners out of 7 wasn't to be sneezed at — for only live ' bucks a copy. 10-JAR CANNERS $5.98 7-QT CANNERS S2.98 AlKo CA.VNTNG ,IAltS :inil ACCKSSOKIKS NAUGATUCK HARDWARE NEAKV KUIMMXG Tel. 5212 good opinion you core most arc not by'ar.y means the most worth while. Your real friends take you as you are. If you have to put on a lot of-s!)ow for them and watch your Ps and Q's to impress them, IMJV AND SAVE' AT THE HIGHLAND GROCERY I 92 HIGHLAND AVE. T"Sr.. 4X80 ROCCO RADO, Prop. j- CHEATER SERVICE J from your clothes when they i', * arc clamed regularly l>y our '<'. \ <ixpcrt workmen. Prompt scrv- D. LIEBERMAN 26 CflURCII STREET * HIV WAR BONDS IT IS SURPRISING how many upright businessmen acquire a taste for larceny when it comes to playing the ponies. For them to place 'a substantial wager on a horse just because his past record points him out as a winner is almost unheard of. However, :f some greasy little guy with busted shoos ,and rain-soa.ked cap whispers in :their oars that the horse was given •a secret; tonic fo:- breakfast, they'll go for sinker.. • the nag, hook, line and .'. The' Kussians are about, .'WO miles from Berlin. This is about the railroad distance from .Uawlings, AVyo,. to Ogdcn,- Utah; from Jacksonville, Kla., to .Palm Beach; Atlanta (6 Savannah, Ga.: or St. Louis to Kansas City. No important natural obstacles stand in t.he way. And the Russian advance is moving on schedule just as steadily, if not so fast, as our Kurt Zcilzlcr was Hitler's personal choice for chief of staff. Word now comes from Germany that he, too, >vas involved in the plot againft'JTitlcr.-T.his might have been expected.- When Nazis arc so Jackiiv.;' in ordinary decencies of life as their record indicates, it would be too much to believe that they posses,? lovaltv. SOME OPERATE' THROUGH unscrupulous bookmakers, ' w h o supply the names .and phono numbers' of their host ' customers, Through an unsuspecting mutual friend, tho tout gains the acquaint-: 1 nnco of the intended victim. FOB'-'. ing as a horseman . who •' likes''-'to": sec his friends' win a hot, 'th promises to get tho sucker tho rod on ono of his own' horses'.-.After the sucker, drops a'wad'''on' the "tip," which usually ..-finishes last, the tout-splits the s\yae.- w.ith'. the victim's bookmaker. ':•.-:)" • ATTRACTIVE WOMEN are'em- ployed in this latest brand ot swindle. Last Winter during the Florida meetings, a buxom blonde, wearing a locket around her neck containing the photo of a leading jockey, posc,d-,.as his sister. Whenever the boy was aboard a good horse, she'd pass out the tip to various gentlemen -.friends with whom she brazenly would -flirt at a cafe or tracfc -Each, one would 1 ALL THOSE FAN TA STIC STORIES about pre-arranged killings and crooked races are originated by the touting organizations themselves, because if the gullible public didn't believe those yarns, the touts could never exist. It is true that in many races certain horses are not in shape to do their best or arc overmatched, Howcvct in all of the 'seventeen years which I havo "mingled with horse men, trainers and jockeys, I r.evc have heard of a.race actually be ing fixed. place 'a wager ..on 1 the. horse for Suggested alternative to killing the Japanese militarists; exile them to China. .. her. The jockey rode many winners, and ' the blonde cleaned up. When the jockey learned that the impostor was touting his mounts, he put- the police on her trail. It was 'too late'. She skipped town loaded with kale.'. '• .IT MIGHT BE INTERESTING to learn that over fifty percent ; o: the. horse trainers, some reprcscnt- Ing-.millionaire stables, have a list of clients who bet for thorn. This is not considered unethical in turf circles, -and heavy bettors have been'.known to wager as much as $50"0",for a trainer if he likes his Horse's chances real well. This docs not mean that trainers solicit bets, but we .seldom have heard of one refusing a financial "gift". TO SHOW. THE EXTENT of the tipping 'racket, a humorous situation presented itself recently during the Jamaica meeting, used to stop at the entrance of the track to watch- a bedraggled old organ grinder put his pet monkey through a series of stunts while bogging for. coins. .Horse players -have no — time to loiter while entering the' track, except to purchase a tip -sheet which half a do/en .guys are peddling. Therefore business was pretty bad for the'-organ, guind or and his monkey. Finally, thorugh 'desperation, {he old follow got an idea. Discarding his monkey, he. wrote a 'few 1 A NEW YORK stockbroker, introduced to a sportsman 'who bred his own horses, was invited for a weekend- of fishing'on the latter's" yacht. Th'e._. .party met at the ''~'-' ;: "'« FREE!! 'Catalog planning Your Future' ' write;- Call or phone 4-8772 JUNIOR COIXEGE -24,.CpNUiAI, AVENUE lUUSTMTED: "Scamprufc" with insets and embroidery. In shell or white Bur ' Mil * ra >' on «*. Sizes 32 V THE MILLER & PECK CO. WATERBURY — CHESHIRE

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