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Page Tour NAUGATUCK DAILY NEWS Published Every Evening (Except Sunday) by THE NAUGATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT 82 2H ami g23i>-AII Prpartiiu-ntH Entered tut second class muHnr at the post office in NiuiRtituck, Conn. SUBSCRIPTION HATES Payable in Advance 1 month * -75 ti months S-l.r.0 3 months -* 2 -- 5 _- *J""' $0 '°° The LTniVc<r"prcsM~nas~thu exclusive right to usu for rcpubllcutlon In any form, all news diaputehos credited to this paper. It Is also exclusively entitled to use for re-publication oil the local and undated nuw: publlahud heroin. _____ 1'LKUGK TO TUB FLAG—"I |>lc«lRi! i- to tin* *'!»){ of tin* United Statir* en n ml t(i tin* .KrpuMIc for which It , Oni! iiutlon liuliviMll.li-, with Liberty ^& unil .lu.Htlur for nil." MOM>AY, AUGUST 14, I!M4 CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTIONS Thf CnniifclicMit Association for .Planning Pust-AViir L'onsl ruction, a voluntary, non-profit oi'^anl/.alioii whoso office is at l.'W Urai 1.^0 street, Ni.-w .Havun, is (loiiifr. romint.>Mclal>lf work in its ft't'orts to induce cotiinuinitifS to do uvorythiny possible tn provide jolis for the many %vho aiv expected to In- without employment after the war is ended. One of its surest inns alr-ny this line is that the following measures he included in the reconversion legislation he fore Congress: j\—oast; restrictions on construction: H—make tlie obtaining' of construction materials possible f"r necik'd reconversion work: (,'—make financing' .Feasible. Tl is also recommended that ''the use of critical cons!rnctinn he permitted only mi projects whore serious unemployment, is threatened. 1 ' "While opinions may differ a.s to just IKAV strictly the term, "critical construc- 'tion materials" shall lie construed, there will, we helieve, he general approval O.f the suggestion tlint, to make the obtaining' of construction materials possible for needed reconversion work, restrict ions on construction should ho eased and steps taken.. U' make financing feasible. As to limiting the distribution and use of materials to areas where acute uneni- employment appoai-s.likely, we think the legislation governing' this matter should include permission for ciH/.ens to pur- c.liase critical construction materials for •work that is ahsolntely necessary on their own premises and which they may plan to do themselves. "We feel confident that our senators and representatives in Congress, who will he in good position to view t!>* over-all picture of post-Avar conditions, will give the fullest, consideration to the suggestions of the Connecticut. Association for Post- War Planning and that, they will cooperate whole-heartedly in Hie passage of such legislation as may he required to speed the reconversion work of the postwar period. BACK TO BREST "Never again!" That would have been prettv nearly the unanimous sentiment of the A. K F. if asked whether they ever wanted to sec .Brest again. As the emharkation port: for home-going soldiers 11 rest was vividly impressed on their minds. -More than all else mud is remembered, and the chill that pervaded the famous Pontane'/.en barracks. Tl\e JVntane/.en bun-ticks had housed Napoleon's soldiers, and wore built, to accommodate .1.200. In 1!>1* they often contained (iO.OOO Yanks, most of whom had to lie in tin: mud because there was m> place else to go. Flu was rampant: at one time there were :I2,OUO cases. In September. .1M.$. O"- Smedley J), Butler, a fighting marine of picluresquo hmgiiago, took command, 'lie laid thousands of miles of duckboards for paths and beds, until barracks could he built, Eventually a modern camp took form, and whatever any soldier in TD1!) could say against Brest, was not half of what could be rightfully have been said the vear before. '• At the:enil Brest's unpopularity was due. less to .Its' Conditions than to the fact 'flint-'SokHers had to wait there, instead' of going home. Most returning soldiers were shipped'home through Brest, and so knew it be'Mer than any other port. Now F.L-est,, instead of being the end of foreign service, is merely .a stage in the campaign. But a lot of Americans got a thrill, and a chill, at hearing that the Yanks expert to be in Brest again, vorv.rshortly.'"" DO YOU REMEMBER? From The Files Of The News THE LAST BIG "PUTSCH"? 20 Years Ago Mrs. William Thurston of Culver Heightu, and Gertrude Leonluirdt, of South Main street spent their vacation at Myrtle Bench. o—O—o Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Behrcnc) of Ward street took 11 three weeks motor trip to Maine. o—O—o Elmer Carroll of Andrew avenue was spending a bit of leisure time at Lake Zoar. o—O—o 30 Years Ago Mr.s. J. A. Shunski.s and her son,'Keistulis, returned from Hardwick, Muss, where both had been visiting Mrs. Shunskls' parents, o—O—o Mr.s. John Calvin, and daughter, Margaret, who were guests ° c *"'. niul Mrs - P* u ' iclc Goggin of Lines Hill street returned to their home in East St. Louis. Around the Clock Members of the Pay and Tabulating Department of the U. S. Rubber Co. Central office enjoyed a lawn party with Wilma Hubbell as hostess the other night. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft shell crabs with all the trimmings were enjoyed by the group. The table was decorated with fragrant flowers and ferns. Chinese lanterns overhead completed the decorations. Those who had fun were: Mary Lambert, Mae Sinkwich, Molly Lavorgna, Helen Swierbitowicz, Shirley O'Donnell, Sophie Wailonis, Flo Adamski, Marie McGrath, Anne Dowling, George Kennedy; Sam Kosko, Dick Bax-, ter, Harold Oulunder, Bill Weston, and Wilma Hubbell. The throe Nulson children, Joel, Jen, n ml Br.-ixt.oii ol' 20 Millville avenue entered AVfiLcrlii'ii-y' liospital Saturday inoniin.u' i<> have their tonsils removed, Mr. and Mi'f. AVaiter Hohnos and d.'um'liicr. Noreen ul' Lewis si.root. and Mr.'and Mrs. Walter Gcsscck and dangli- ter Marilyn of l. J n;.<peel: street, are syiend- in- ji week on the hanks nf i.lio Ho nsa ton- icViveT Eil Barry and Warden Leo J. Jirnpliy saw a g.ood liall »'fimo at PTop- kins 1 lot;'on Scott street Friday .niyht. Pvt. Ernie Rhodes, well-known locally, dropped in the other day to kill some of his furlough time. Ernie, up from Camp Wheeler, Ga., is now on his way to Camp Meade Everybody and their first, second, and third cousins were at the U. S. Rubber Co. outing at Linden park yesterday, and they all had a good time. A bigger and better event than this for the borough, is hardly possible, because They just can't come any bigger and better. Mr. and Airs. Kniest Orandpre of Anderson street. Union City, joined the Stork club over tlie weekend .is a bnby hoy was horn at St. Mary's. The proud dad is passing nut plenty ol^CM.yurs at .'Darcey's Transportation in "Vvaterhury, whoro ho is employed. Young 'Harriot Hotehkiss, Summit road, is a patient at Watei'hury hospital .-mil Anthony Cappola, of New Haven road, had 'his tonsils removed at St. Mary's. Corp. Henry Adamson, son of Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Adamson, of 54 North Hoadley street is home on a 16-day furlough from Greenville, Miss,, where he is stationed as a tail gunner aboard a USAAF bomber Corp. Irv McGowan writes from a slit, trench somewhere in France, letting us know that he is still OK. Irv says he's got everything but hot and cold running water in his trench Tom Lucas is having a time of it in his new waiter's job in a Union City eatery and drinkery. Tommy gets a workout each night running from table to table, and should make a good broken-field running half-back by the time the football season comes around. Mr, and Mrs. Norman Bovay and son, Carl, ol: 17(! Park nvemic, arc spending ;i week in Boston visiting friends Kddie Edwards can still .hit the old apple a.s was seen Friday night. Kd also . had Jus spithall working as lie took a turn on the mound as a batting practice pitcher for the Naiigatuck volunteer firemen. Eil had i'our strikeouts to his credit. ..... Gene Fatck is serving- aboard .'in infantry lauding craft out in the Pacific somewhere. His address is Eugene F. Fafek. U. S. S. LOT 958, c-o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal. "YOUR MIND AND BODY" Uy tOCAX CM5NI112XING, M. D. The Heart Murmur ' . THE QUESTION oC heart murmurs ilocs not' usually'disturb the .calm of our civil-, life', but in .war time when the draft' boards examine any large prroup ot young people a certain number arc found to h»ive "a systolic murmur of the hiiiirt." They hadn't the sliKhtcst idea they had.it Inii'oru the medical examinu'r turned it up and in fact didn't have any notion they had unythinf,' the mnttur with their hearts and imagined they were in perfect health. Sor.io of them wi-te mo in utter bewilderment wanting to know what it is all about. These letters take me back to n dark niKht in my own liCe, when I wa.s a medical student, nnd I was ! silting up in my room read ins i Cabot's 1'hysicn.l 'Diagnosis and I had a brand new stethoscope and i soniuthiiiK in the text o)' the book prompted me to put tho stcthe- scope on the apex of my own heart. And there T heard a murmur. Then for a. second or two my heart entirely stopped beatinfr so I couldn't hear it. When it resumed its activities I listened sprain and sure enoiiKh I was certain it was a murmur. Well, I put the stethoscope dowr, and faced dcrr.h. A sob came into my throat to think of one so younp, so full of promise passing from this bright world to tho realms of sha.de. I planned an extremely affecting funeral, Eut time wore on nnd I resumed my duties and more or less got used to tho idea. Murmur 2Vo(: Serious And that, my children, was, nearly forty years ago/ and the funeral hasn't taken place yet, and I'm still proing strong. I don't ex- amininc my own heart as oCten as I used to, but when I do I cannot detect any murmurs in it. Perhaps my technique has become more refined and I don't call,just any old sound a. murmur. And perhaps that is the trouble with some of the medical examiner of the draft boards—they do call any old sound a murmur. . ' Still another a.nd more authentic experience comes to mind. During, the last unpleasantness, a neighbor of mine came to me in great distress because the medical examiner of the Army had found a heart murmur on him, a.nd he was desperately unxious to get into the service. I was a medical officer and I examined him and found he did indeed have a' murmur. But I didn't think, it would interfere with his activities and managed to get him into the ground forces ol' an auiation unit. Well, 1 hadn't seen him for a | Ion ptime until the other day and I I said—"How is that heart mur- I mur?"—and he said, "That is | worth .$8,000 a' year to me, insur- 1 ancn compensation, and I feel i line." And he has been carrying ! that murmur, my friends, for over i twenty-five years to my positive knowledge. So I can't take these heart murmurs too seriously. IvYinnltiatlon of tStudcnts I am confirmed in this by.a report of l.hc examination-of Harvard College students. Of 2,Sr.6 of these who had an especial heart examination. "CO (12 per cent) were found lo have a systolic heart, murmur. In 238 the murmur was classified as functional. One nun- WASHINGTON By 1IKMJN TiSSARY (Central Tress Columnist) A Story About; A U. S. Marine Who Got No Mail—For Awhile Service Postman Had To Ring Not Just Twice But 63 Times . WASHINGTON—This is K™?K to be a light-hearted column. So <f you want to worry over the troubles of a world you can't do 'anything, about—turn to another .UUKC. •. : My first attempt to brighten up vour day, concerns • an overseas husband, a Marine, and his young bride. When the Marine loft, this country he was soon lo be eligible to that large group of far away fighters known among themselves as "The I-Want-To-See-My-Eaby club." Foi' two months after he- had said "goodbv" lo his wife he awaited word ol" the arrival of their ilrsi. child. IS'O word came. No word of any kind about his wife, the child to be or any kith or k-in. Then, quite unexpectedly, one harried morning, as he was leaving a troop ship at a certain port, an old Washington frienl rushed past, going in the opposite direction. Bound for the same ship, the old friend shouted as he galloped by: "Say: You got a daughter!" The vpung husbnml and father tried anxiously and unsuccessfully for weeks thereafter to get ,1 mns- s:ige back to Washington. He was frantic with curiosity a.nd worry. Then one day when he was way o!T r.Sl a spot in the South Seas his name was called out by the post-man. He hurried for the long awaited news. It came in a lump, so to speak. In a packasc so big he had to have help currying it! Sixty-three letters! Sixty-three in one lightning stroke. The Marine asked for n furlough, He spent it reading his mail from home and catching up on his family life. A .PLEASANT STORY WASN'T Sort of cheers a broodir.g spirit. In much the same manner does that new nova] "What They Don't Know" restores a lagging faith in you and me. "What They Don't Know" was written by Wnrd Greene, a newspaper man of many years' experience, who understands dred twor.ty seven students (-1 per cent) had heart murmurs of such intensity that the examiner was unwilling to classify them as functional. A good many of these wore followed for two to four years, and it was never possible to make a positive diagnosis oC organic heart disease, nor did it-interfere in any way with their actvites. The fact is a systolic murmur alone does not mean anything. The important findings to throw light, on the murmur arc the size of the heart, the rhythm of the pulse, etc. (A systolic murmur means one timed as 'taking place during the contraction period of the heart. A diastolic murmur heard between beats is more serious. I suppose 80 per cent of all practicing physicians could detect, a frank heart murmur. But there am lot-s of heart sounds that are in and between and I don't suppose '0 per cent of practicing physicians could certainly determine those. But the safe thing for the Army is to call them murmurs and rejfio.t' them. And those are the ones who write me troubled letters. ; the world and the goings on of people who mess it up. • . Xou'tl think- Mr. Greene might have done a slightly hi'der novel. On tlie contrary, this is a gay. young ar.d hopeful book: It proves, once again a favorite argument of .mino: . • • ' • "The successful- newspaper person is not tough, unbelieving sardonic: He just pretends to be that way. Actually the successful newspaper person is idealistic . to the point of gullibility, lie must of necessity be so. "He must continually search for_ poi-f.cct.ion and believe that some* day h« will Ilnd it. Otherwise he would be so bruised by the feet of eiay he stumbles on- in his daily meetings with heroes that ho would head straight for tho nearest river and jump in—with water wings firmly fastened to his typewriter." QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Y. S.: Would a cyst on the ovary interfere with having children? Answer: Not necessarily. It depends on is size. WHILE BROODING over this pretty philosophy it grieved me, only a liti.le, lo find myself described as a sort of No. 7 Menace to Anglo-American understanding in a column done by C. V. R. Thompso in a recent issue of the London Daily Express. Said Thompson, in commenting on. tho American reaction to D•Day: "It had seemed that the invasion, baliyhooed as it was before it's arrival with unequalled intensity, must, when it arrived, have produced among the always volatile Americans an outbreak of tangible reaction making Fafeking' night seem like a. village wake. "It did not happen that way.... D-Day and tho events which have followed have been received. ..with a reserve with which from a distance might seem like apathy... Actually it is a reserve that is usually attributed by Americans... to the British. c-<\, "It was a mass emotion entirely 'new to this country," (Now arrives the. compliment to mo) "It was so pronounced that one observer, Helen Essary, the waspish columnist in the Waspish and isolationist Times-Herald, senses danger. ..and writes: 'Let us not permit international influence to spread too far and so' lose us our American traits.'" I forgiyc Thompson. I thank him too. I. found in the issue of the Express, many copies of which were sent me by loving friends, a charming little story about "A cookery book by a Mrs. Dempster, a. Lowestoft widow, which (the cookery book not the Lowcstoft widow) has been olllcially adopted by the Royal Naval Patrol Fleet. ' "It will be to tho sea cook what Mrs. Bccton's book was to the chef," continues the article. "All tho dishes in it can be prepared in .a tiny galley with a. sea running high. Mrs. Dempster is one of 11 domestic science mis- ti*;sses who have trained more than !5,000 sea cooks for the patrol fleets. This naval cookery school composed of mistresses aged from 25 to .1C. is the only one of it's kind in'England. Broadway and Elsewhere : ByJACKLAIT three Ihe "bi-en.fc ««,.i,i flor 1 n.ght against Mnrva Louis, wife of the chimp, which hiXM returned to Chicago and expects Joe there from overscan, ght in booked to play Syrncum »n/i the "ni-cn.K.-iKu •"• ""-",,„., hv a Montreal next' month. . .If !„ will probably );>c .. coa " C ^" th :inycn . MacPhall buys the- YnnKec,. ... SEiS-«- -r——>--- ac, au. to one per cent and made no p. vision for o limit. ..Clark soon to the . lha t ,,o n . . mentH ^ na othcr yc ar for Broadway like it* G.i-ble m.iy " films, after turning nuts broadcasting, even as a S If be goes back on the screen you will see him in heavy dr.-tma.s, with the romance angle secondary and comedy negligible. We soem to have touched a lot of nerves with our obscrvat.ons on would-be song writers, especially the line "and there are in the «*; tir<- United St.-ites probably ""•* people who. can write acceptable song-poems." All the am: who wrote us said we were and all the professionals said w. were accurate. The punch is in tnc word "acceptable." Most of the potential talent is barred at the oute, gate. Music publishers have hac so much expense and grief will- plagiarism suits and other litigation that they send anything looking like a song back with the envelope unopened. Many of the ambitiou: outsiders try to beat the barne: by contacting singers and band leaders; if one of these recom mends a song, its chances arc good . ..The latest instance is "A Rainy Sunday," now being played by Cab Galloway at the Zanzibar. The idea wa.s presented to Lucky Mil Under via his press agent. Art Franklin, by Blackie Warren Chicayo—an" obstetrician who gave birth to a ditty. BLACKOUT SUSPENDED .Augusta .Maine, Aug. 14— (U P) '• —The Maine civilian defense director has ordered the suspension of all further blackout drills iivtliL' state. Colonel P.'H. Fa'rnum says that -the order will' become effective tomorrow. ' Farnum said he wa.s acting on orders from the Eastern defense command. The most •"acceptable" lyricist is Irving Berlin. Pan of "There Are No Wings on a Foxhole," his loiest, below, will probably make a million tyros say, "Well, if J'couldn't do belter than that—" There nre no wings on n foxholi; If it's wh«*ri> you iiappon to Ixe. Whlli- tlur shells are flying It's doing ,or dying For die men of the infantry. There arc no wheels -on your tootsies N When you march from night "til Ihe dawn. Twenty miles of 'hiking Is not too your liking Bui thc'foot soldier marches on.v (Copyright, 39-M, by Irving Ee'^r- lin. 1 Gr.-icie 89., X. Y. C.) •••''"•'*" A gassier sent a Chicago columnist an item to the' effect that Tim Gayle was being seen. a lot with Starr Terndane. The information was correct, but it failed to nole that Starr Toradane is G.'iyle's gre.it (lane dog, and is seen wUh him on three necessary occasions every day...Irene Lopoz, Spanish dancer at. Oetjens, Brooklyn, getting plenty of wires from Jack Conroy, of Henry Ford's Canadian executive st.iff. . .Ri:th Wcston and Capt. Fred Trevor seem to have called it. 'off after nine exciting 'years.. .Pretty Mary Daly, wido\s' of Jack Osterman, doing fine as ' a 'program director for WINS. . .Sarg. Edmund O'Brien is the latest entry in the Louise Albritton sweepstakes. Greg McClurc will play John L. Sullivan in Bing Crosby's first, production, after a typo-hunt paralleled only by ihe one in progress, for an actor to impersonate Ernie Pylc...The Hurricane Restaurant was sold to a. Chinese syndicate for $71.00 cash. Instead of incense and orientalism, it will present an ice show...Eddie Norris, Ann Sheridan's ex, has had the can tied to him by Eleanor Hall, tin hen-- ess . But he seems to be doing all right with Betty Hutton. who sure gets around a lot...Robert Keith, of "Kiss and Tell," denies plans for divorce and remarriage... Kathryn Lcc, Music Hall prima balleiyna, exchanging airmail special deliveries with air cadet alike Mindlin, Jr. Wealthy Brend.i Martin (Is everybody named Brcnda wealthy?), of Detroit, and Lt. Col. B. F. W. Hover, also rich, playing the Monte Carlo. . .Florence Lanthier, mother of Ronr.io Ln.ntb.iiir, who wa.s a well-known playboy before hi^ joined the army, " is" 'exchanging V-mail with Col. Sidney Laren Huff, aide-de-camp to General MacArthur. ..S w i n g Club canary Lillian Follin and Horton Henderson of "Mexican -Hayridc" don't care who knows. . .Yvotte, back from her flrst movie, snubbing Broadway producers. . .Justine Borowy, model, can't imagine how Judy Garland ever could divorce Sergeant Dave Rose. The Roxy combination, "Wilson." Ihc Him. and the Fred Waring band, played lo $15fi.OOO the first full week. That's a record for any theater, anywhere, any time.... There will probably nnvcr b« w. No one seems to be able „, fK . plain why this season, which win olllcially end with the Labor Dny deadline, fell fair below. Conditions on the surface appear to be the same. Now York isn't, much of a war industries center. Ji )» one of tho few large cities th»t has actually lost population nine* Pearl Harbor . Eut it has ' flooded with out-of-town< : r» Connecticut, New Jersey and mor« distant areas, to whom Broadway still means ;i place to spend and step. There have been no irtiport- ant changes in the boom Tonn, but, somehow, the high wavci of prosperity which inundated Manhattan, began to recede last fall. Hit pictures are still turning thtm away, despite the heat •w».vt; some legit shows are mil] selling out; but that surging overfloir, willing lo see anything, buy uiy- thing .cat anything, drink every. thing, is no longer with us...On« side-street night club last y««r cleared $400,000; this year it will do well if it banks a. quarter of that, at the same prices and with about the same attractions. Thit'i the over-all picture. VauRhn Monro*; obscn-cs thu all the Hitler "forces arc in night —except his Luftwaffe: '•>.-. Walter Winclii-ll's column wlM ; be resumed on his return Sept- 1. During hiK uliMJicc Jack Lait't column will appear <*• Monda.VN and WcdncM]«>ii. Looking at Life •By KKICH BRANDEIS Sometimes I wonder where children get those ideas, that makt them ..speak in what is almost -epigrams. . ;-| For instance: Margaret Carson, the well-known 'public 'rc'lation» "woman;:, told .me about her fiv«- year-old -boy, •who very seriously remarked: , • ' : .'/I; like tho morjiinsrs. Mummy." , "And .why do you like the morn' 'Because they make the cv«- Jiln}j3'-co^ne so much fiaster." , : u>MiU-p;aix>t tried "to figure out what, til c boy had^n'ieant, but ah* coul'dn't. So she diked him to' e*•plain. . . • .':. .v\Vell, it's because you com* boine ,in the cvunings. mummy," he .said. .' Child's : talk, but a philosopher could have written a whole 'essay about it. Do7i't "we all rush through our days because th«.-re ii something to look forward to in the evening? Yes, isn't every period of liit, everything- we do, just a stepping stone rp something;, for which '«'• hope jir.d to. whk'h we strive — when ."Mummy comes home,": or -wbeiv we.. sci married, or buy bur home or., achieve our uuccess^— of just have that peace and contentment and happiness which evening brings. ! I>on't you, too, like the morning and the afternoon, because when evening cornea you'll get ybur heart's desire? .: And Vei-a, my secretary, whom you ought to know by now, lold me about her seven-year-old cousin in Milwaukee. ; His mother was going to t^k< him Easi to visit, his Grandmi- But mother spraijMxl hyr back. *nd was. afraid the trip would have to be called off. Jimmy looked up to Jicr »nd said in his li'tlc voica: 'Oh, hurry up, Mom, and get well or you'll crumble all my drean«." There, in a. child's language. '• a picture of wl>at happens to K> many dreams. They crumble, one by one, into little bits and none of the crumb* be put together again into » whole. But, in Jimmy's case, there wa» no need for it. Mother did get well, the trip was taken, the dream became * reality. And that's where tho differcnc* ome.v in. Dreams are often fantastic — they simply can't com* true. They are made of flimsy material— of moonbeams, or rainbows, or crazy schemes, or unful- fillable desires. They are bound to crumble and bring; unhappiness and disappointment. So when you dream, be sure w dream something that is pmctical enough to become a reality. ; (Copyright. 1944, King Feature* Syndicate. Inc.) • Alabama ranks second in th» '. S. in production of coke. ' ' *BITY WAR BONDS *

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