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NAUGATUCK DAILY NEWS . FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1944 QPbe Bail? Published Kvcry Kvenlnj? (Except Sunday) by THE NAUGATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT 2228 mul 238!»—All Entered us B.icoiui cla.MM nuittnr ut the post office in Conn. ......... $'1.50 $9.00 SUBSCKIJ-TION RATES i Payable In Advance 1 month * -75 G months 3 months ,.«2.25 1 year . .^ . 1M.KI1GK TO TIIK FI-AG—"I plwljfK ull"- Khinci' to tlti) H»B of the Uniteil Stiiti-M of AiiKTlcii nMd to till' Ki!|iiil>llc for which It ttumU. OIH- Million indlvislhlr, with Mht-rty Hiitl JiiHtlci! for all." FKIIJAV, AUGUST 1H, HH4 NAUGATUCK IS FORTUNATE .In these days when reservnirs are low find -water shortages Lire reported hy innny. communities. Xnr.yatuck is fu'rt.u- uate that the Nauyatiick \\'ater Company is able to state that its water supply is very satisfactory. Duo to the faet. that the Company's officials had the foresight and g-ood judgment, to guard against, just such conditions as exist in other places because of the dry weather, the local water supplv is. still sufficient to meet all needs and our residents have not had to endure hardships similar to those whic.h many thousands of persons throughout the nation are suffering on account, of the water shortage caused hy the drouth. This is something for which all our residents should ho very thankful. Praise find credit should be given the Nanga- tuck Water Company J'or the care it has taken to keep the local water supply up In the point which insures our people against any immediate danger of a water shortage. • PEACE-TIME CONVERSION Tn its efforts to aid in the transition from war to peace, the Connecticut Post- War Vlanning Hoard has prepared a .ID- point p rug ram in which it expresses concern over what it terms the present inadequate status nf National policies and legislation dealing with peace-time conversion." It warns'Congress that speed is imperative in stiiriiilntiiig national planning and recommends that the national government take steps to set up a single central agency to co-ordinate (he activities of governmental agencies dealing wilh delu'ibili'/at ion, re-employment mid reconversion. 11 ;ils<i urges formation of a definite plan to dispose of surplus )fovernment property. Whether or not Congress will adopt the Connecticut Board's recommendation, the fact remains that speed in this •matter is very important ami necessary. .Legislacion dealing with peace-time conversion should lie one of the uppermost thoughts in the minds of- the members of Conirress. THE SANDS OF FRANCE in n the same nyyy heaches on which I.ho Americans landed on D- \var correspondent:, .K'oelif Lo CtcrcV cold, chilly, British and . .Day," says Lnvelttml. "They came ashore, in tho same g-r«y landing crut't, and wlu-u they cann- tu Iho sand tli(!\' picki.'d it up in their hands and let it. Irioldi; l.hrmig'h (heir I'in^crs. Surrir of them hud tears running dmvn t.hoir faces, and some til' them yot. do\vn on their Icneos'in the wet sand and ,thanked Me l>mi Dion 1 that hi- had spared them tu fight. "There, \viis symbolism of a touching nature in the pic-kiiii; up of the sand which lim'l been red with American and British blood. .'It possessed a blood-brother-significance which was lost, by none of those whd watched the debarkal ion." Tho few brief lines of that picture, more than all the laughing nml cryini;' and tossing of flowers, indicate the depth (if feeling <if (he Freircli who are now rising to liberate. Fnmco. Friends—(.lie British and Americans— have- come in to help free France from the oppressor. Friends—the Kussmns— help on the. eastern front. French snipers, nijiquis. saboteurs, have been doing what •they could. But when the French army, organized ami commanded by the French themselves, begins, even in small token force, to'liberate the home soil, then, indeed, may the 'heart, rise, ".Lo'ng will : the week of August 35 be remembered in France. . There might yet be a vogue for the Gen. Uommul typo of hat. Are tho college boys missing something'.' DO YOU REMEMBER? From The Files ,0f The News "NEXT TIMr TABLE? 20 Years Ago Donnld YounfT, Newman Soars, Joseph McGroary, Fred Ashmore, Charley Allison, and" Hoyt Harmon npuiil tho day ut Camp SequuH.-ien in Southington as guuat of the Now Haven Scout council. Tluty hud been at Camp Pursuing on the Housatonic. .' ' o—O—o Emil Zenyan, formerly of Be:tcon Falls, visited Mr. and Mrs. George Bow'e of Mnplu avenue, o—O—o 30 Years Ago Florence Cnrtion, of New Haven, Margaret and were the guests of Mr. arid Mrs. E. J, Jones of Cemetery road. o—O—o Melon and Anna Anderson .of Grove street were spending their vacation in Hartford and Spring- fiuld. Helen Breiman of High street was ill Haven with Julia Bnltnck of Yonkor's,' N. Y. New Around the Clock dc-. ,cal- ai! was said and SO days tu 4(1 1 women. Cil' that ferivd addini;' a tu add aging if. de- yalmclc Women who lament the passage of years 'uvre matie hap|.iy once upon time. Jl was in the year 40 .1:5. (J. I.I .Julius Caesar, first .U'.oniaii emperor cided to fix the inaccurate, .liuinan endar, Previous to that, year, spring was coining SO days ahead of time. -So Old .lule ordered a guy, name of Sosigens, an .Kgvpfian astronomer and mathematician, to find out what w;r^ what. After (June, Uaesjir had |j. (J., making the lime happy since year to their age. C'lieinical Co. has an ever present con I appearance, on even the 1 hottest days in the present heat wave. Ray Dinkle, Jr., of North Main street took a trip to Waterbury this morning and returned home minus his tonsils and adenoids Mrs. Albert Stumpf of East Norwalk is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar E. Sandcll of'New Haven road Mr, and Mrs. Elmer Schmitz of Moore street will leave for Maine the latter part of the week to vacation in the cool atmosphere., of -the Potato State. Here's an address:. Pvt. William Halwick, CDL, Fort McPherson, Georgia. SyU'esirinc has heen soloct- irl of the -Label Department, luck ChemicM.1 (Jo. and will the finals at the. Alembic near future- Dot Cmi- V. S. li'rihhcr Oo.'s cenlral •• of ilie se\'eral hot-i.log eat-: iast the other night. Dot nlmost ardnnns shattered after listen- .Bin Wukkin' On De Railroad." Looking dt "By; ERICH BUANDEIS When ifargucrltc lon« -story about Roosovalt, don't President' Roosevelt's private ecc- relary, died, the New York IJisr- ald- Tribune, staunch' Republican ji<;w»)>ui.>ur. jirijiiod a. -ioiicmn;j- eulogy of. her. And in 'that eulogy there was a pa.ra;jru.l> h which imprest me an, "One of the President's greatest qualities is the ability to hold the affection and utter cooperation of those closest to him." The Herald-Tribune is violently opposed to Hoc-seven. It is doijitf everything it can to have him defeated. But one of the most important things In a contest is to know your opponent's strength. And there, im Ui.-it one < paragraph, liej one of Roosevelt's greatest powers. Nine years ago I wrote a litllo book entitled "Franklin^ D. Roosevelt. The Man." I liad met Mr. Roosevelt .it a. press conference. I had talked to many people who knew him intimately. This is what I wrote iru try book : "Meet him in person and you will be impressed. Ha makes you feel at home. Ho smiles that magnetic smile of his, and you feal that you are -his friend"As a newspaperman said to me: ']f you want to write an unbiased hiii):—he will hypnotize you; 1 ' . ~"Hi» personality is such. th«t k can? moke you do almost -~-^he 'want«! "H« IH one of the ban inun -I h.ivo ever Wen—more tji7 r ' Mix- fcel.Ui)!, rutted, comman4ii«,' 8pa.rkli.nig and strong.. ' ... ^--" "He looks you straight! in "tiL eye, hi» handHhako is firm, •'voice remnant, convincing. "That voice has probably brought him moro votes than any oth«r rzharactcrislic. It has swayed, millions. • "Roosevelt would have made marvelous actor .had he that profession.." Th:it is Uic foe Dewoy Dew';y, a m-in who -ilso haaajjr^ Uilent for winning the loyalty his co-workcra. Who will win? This is not a political column. Whether Roosevelt or Dcw^y our next .president, the .-show n go on. "J-if Wilh Father" has been, on Broadway for several years now. T^eadin^ men h-^ve' been 'changed five - or six times (and leading ladies, too, by the way.) And it's still a good show. (Copyright. IS-!-!, King Syndicate, Inc.) "YOUR MIND AND BODY" While Walter Winchell is away, this month, his column will be conducted by guest columnists. : So There'll Be Less Illness After The War ed pin-up ol.' til'-- Xnuw lake part in oiiling in the nolly (if the office was ijii ors at. a had her ing to '-. By DR. VICTOR HEISER= Medical Consultant. National Association of Manufacturers AMERICA'S FIGHTING MENi are ablu- to keep up their victorious pace on many battle fronts because the best war materials are always in their hands. But how have tliesi: tanks -and- gu^s and ships been made.? Not by-,- nia;. ehinery .alone. All the much'incry. in • the world is useless without workers in good health and with high stamina, morale and general L-rilciency to operate them. This great bailie of maintaining the health and staying power of the worker has been waged through preventive medicine':. • sons working 77 to S-l hours a. week in an acute manpower short- ape area without ill effects. Company-records, show employes gained weight and enjoy yood health. You're Telling Me! Hy WILLIAM KITT (Central 1'reun Writer) Twilight Tc;ir. thy speedly filly, s.iys Joclioy Johns, probably was named in honor of race truck woji- crors who bet on horses not I'ast as she is. .J. J. ought, to know • many a time the final rice has found him without ih<; price of ever. a. cry- inj, r towel. A s|i:itiii>l do;; saved his owner from drowninc in :| Canadian stream. Odlly cnulich, it .was a cukor and not a water spaniel. The younger element up on Johnson street had a carnival all for themselves the other day. Admission to the carnival area was two cents, and the attendance was so heavy that the carnival operators ran out of prizes. The affair was held at Patty Broderick's house, with Patty and JcAnn, Rosemary, Dolores and Joey Aquavia making- up the bazaar personnel Where are the snows of yesteryear? When we were younger we used to go skating in the evening with the rest of the gang up and down the block until the neighbors complained to the policemen, who then urged us to go to bed. Ten youngsters would chip in their pennies, and upon getting five, would buy enough candy to feed each one of the ten mouths And if we won fifteen cents in a crap game, we'd talk about it for days. Mr. and Mrs. George .A whin an of Bingham street: are cn.'ioying doing nothing hut, resting l-his week. ..'... Joseph Yie,- .ira, (i, (A' o':> Sprint;' st.reet,, "Richard Pn.'ich- nicki, "), of .Highland avenue. Benjamin Kiirski-, i), of F"ITCS! si reel, and William Duinseholt, 1.1. of Bel.hany road. Beacon .Falls, will help in creating an ice crenm shortage locally as all those kids had their respective tonsils removed at St. Mary's yesterday. SO MUCH PROGRESS has been rntule in iji-ijirovin^ \\ r a.r workers health, illness amon;; all jrroups of people should be jjruutly re iluecd. in postwar America.' Tin .Muti'opoli-tan Lift Xrisiirunc'iiVCom pany i'0i)oct.s Lhn.C in the...hionUi (if April to June this year, the death rate, based on statistics its industrial, p'olicyholdnrs, was (he lowest' for the like' period 'of any your except :19-ll and 19-12, u'lu'n a^ll-time records were set, The '-mortality rai.e was 700 "pet ]00,000 policyhokl'j-rs, 3• 1-2 .fterc below the corrospondinj,' rate of last year. '...-. .-. THIS IS THE,MOST.ENCOUR- AGING, BUT we cannot drop our gaard one moment. 'A health edu catiua program is more important than ever today because •iot .the manpower 'shortn^i"!. The • armed forces have taken most of the physically /It. Industry has assimilated millions of women, older men and physically .handicapped persons and is doin^ a wonderful job not only in training them but in keeping them well. But we must remember that 121,000,000 man d;iys were lost from war work in 39-12 alone duo to absences oC workers for all causes. This is equivalent to the time required to build 5,000 Flying" Fortresses, not to mention nhdut $1,000,000,000 lost in wufes by workers. T H E NATIONAL, ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS recently made a survey of 2,00-1 plants. The factories checked represented •!" States and employed 1,!M 0,501 workers. Those plants wi'..h health programs showed the following percentage reductions: 1 Accident frequency, '-M.9 percent; occupational disease, 02.S po'rcont; labor turnover, 27.?. percent; absenteeism, 20.7 percent; arid compensation insurance premiums, 2S.S percent. •. ! ".•' . this V battle- health with many tools. Tney include medical examinations, immunization, dental care, control of communicable and occupational diseases, health education, nutrition, mental hygiene, ^ood sanitation, safety equipment, adequate heating, li'k'hlinj,' and ventilation. ^ TC-.voar-oM <?crm.in soldier was ' 1148 - 'ol"i".'mand\V: whlch-reminds -us" whatever: became of'the Hitle,r Youth Movement? PP.E-PLACE.MENT EXAMINATIONS arc Riven workers by most lai-ge compunius. They-are as important to the individual 'as'to the company, the primary purpose be- inj; to determine what job will bust suit hits physical capabilities. Women and their special problems are receiving- medical attention in the factories. Many flrms have policies whereby pregnant women may .. stay on >the job ' until their own physicians say they must stop. Then they must stop. And they receive leaves until after the child is born. Fashion note pi-edicts a post-war trend (.o ankle-length skirts. Is THIS :.ne better world the boys are fighting- for? V . prime minister, has fired. He w»s lucky, he might fired—at! ONE OF THE ' GREATEST SINGLE problems confronting industry is proper feeding of the workers, for malnutrition is a KTeat saboteur .of America's assembly, lines. The number of workers who suffer from this "hidden hunger"'may currently be as hiph as three out of every four. IJh,is manifests itself'in absentce- sm and in fatigue and. in many cases, in deplorable inlToctivcness on the job. Much has been done t.o educate the worker.-Pamphlets, lectures, posters and nutrition courses aimed at improving lunchbox and home menus have helped. Cafeterias. lunchrooms, mobile (itchens and butwccn-meal snacks are found in many plants. have :• . • • i Since that brief case bomb nenr-j ly did for him. Del' Furious mus have tho screaming meemies ever Lime he .sees a lawyer heading- hi way. •Tlio Nov York Times lirjjecT"editorially hitoly (hat, the trjicliin'^r oJ.'']ii$,|ior^;fcp'-"j'c- vitiilixocl." To its sl,;itojncnt Sidney K-. .Packard, jH'Ol'esso.r ol.' Jiisttny ut Smith cnlle,ii'0, replies i.liat o\-ei'liaiiiing tho mn- U:r.ial nl' liislni'y courses will not soJve t.lio prohlcm. Shidents, lie says, will merely be crammed, more or loss succe-'si'iilly, willi "a slightly dHTerent "snvl'eit"of" HER« ARE SOME M O R'E REASONS WHY a health _.pro- fjram pays. Physical examinations were institutcil in a textile mill group. There was a 14 percent increase in production with the use of G percent fewer- workers, who wore given other employ^ mcnt fitting their.'physical condj-:. lions. A • large mercantile',cstab,-.,-.' lishrnent, averaging -1,000 employes, . installed medical supervision. /Re-., suit: A red-Jcti'on 'of loss of''8,000 working days the first year. Third year showed saving of 16,000 working days as, compared with th'o first year. A • rubber footwear manufacturer discovered imperfect products -leaving the plant,"'.A' checkup, of eyesight of the.inspec- tion group sho\ved 20 per cent had defective vision. Corrective meas-. tires"restored quality of goods to/: former- level. - A health program':' is credited with keeping 7,000 .pet;-' A LARGE ELECTRICAL OODS manufacturing company :ut accidents 30 percent by serving snacks !of good basic foods bo- ween meals. At another plant vhcrc milk and fruit were served nitwcon meals, production in- reased -1 percent. errors de- rcascd 8 percent. A milling company in Alabama reported a 10 percent production increase due to a nutrition program. '• Another company gave 1,500 employes a free pint of milk during a five- minute recess. . Result 30 percent decrease in accidents, increased production, absenteeism down. A % large company . in Ohio started a "Health for .Victory" club which provides a meal-planning guide for wives . and moliicrs who prepare meals for workers off the job. The plan has spi-ead to more than 200 factories -in. 25 States. Large Family Helps U. S. Win Prcsque Isle. Me. (UP)—The Young family ., of-Doylestown; Pa. car. truly bay ''that it is doing its part toward winning the war. •"•Fourteen 1 brothers and sisters at the present timo are serving the armed forces; Five brothers, have bcieni killed in combat areas. Thc.Sviost ri»rit membar of the family Tto" enter-the'service is Wac Pvt. Thelma A. Young, now wilh the Air Transport Command hero .The five brothers, who 1 lost their lives were Pv.ts. ClKvrleii ajid Allen Young, killed on the Anzio beachhead; Cpl. Henry Young, who met .death while in action with the Marines at 'Batnan: .PFC. Alfred Young, of the Marines, killed in the Marshalls, and Machinist Mate 1-c Henry Young, killed i.n; action in the Sout.li Pacific. . Of the fourteen 'surviving members of the family, nine are on active duty overseas and five are in the United States. .THERE HAVE 33EEN GREAT ,' STjRITJIES in protecting the work- 'er Ironv:. occupational hazards. Examinations-arc made often of cm- plbyes-'i'h hazardous wartime jobs such as .handling TNT, benzol, various lead's and. other materials, Tlie^p h y.s.'i.c i a n . recommends 'changes in machinery or' working '.condition's 'to' the safety engineer. "One •: large company has a new process checked ilrst by its medical .staff. If there is no defense for tne'-" worker the process is dis- :c'ar"ded. Safety-minded companies iguard " all ; : moying parts of machinery, have proper illumination, good ventilation. Women are required to wear safe clothing, no flowing skirts, no long sleeves, no jewelry and no unrestrained hairdos that might, catch in machinery. 'Safely shoes nnd glasses arc a must in many plants and gloves, aprons, helmets, etc., for special work. •" THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS has been conducting a campaign for more than seven years to show small industries hiring 500 persons or less the desirability/of a medical service. This is of utmost importance, for such plants employ more than 50 percent of the nation's army of industrial war producers, now some twenty million strong. When this is accomplished industry will have talcen a great step forward. WINNING: THE WAR . AND A LASTING .PEACE is the paramount effort of the American people at the moment. Then we will turn to the great task of re- conversion and building a postwar America, an America with job's for all who Avant to work. But this will be possible only if we are a healthy nation. That 1 is the great challenge ..to industry, for the , workers and their families make up a large'segment of the population of the United States. By LOGAN Cr.ENIJENING, M. I>. A Painful Ailment PAI.VFLT, cramping of the muscles of the legs occur to all kinds and ages of people under all sorts of conditions. Middle aged and elderly people rixperionce them \vhilc walking.. The cramps compel the individual to sit down and rest. After a short lime the cramp, or rather the pain, for it may exi.st without actual muscular spasm, goes away , and the walk can be continued. This condition is called intermittent limping, or claudication, and is closely analogous to heart pang or angina pectoris. It 'is almost certainly due to shutting off of the blood supply to the muscles, the result of the •hardened, inelastic and narrowed" .•irt'cvics'''-'iVi /the''latter' peJ-iods-.-'of li'fe. The exertion of walking; makes the muscles demand more' oxygen ^ind more blood, and this demand the narrowed arteries i cannot meet With the period of j rest the muscles get. enough oxy- | gen so that, they stop grumbling,; and the walking can-he resumed tini.il tho blood supply proves in- udoqume again. About ;he .-only effective treatment, is to cut down walking to absolute necessities. Other Typos of Cr.imps tBut there are many other.kinds of leg cramps. One. kind, far from being brought on by exertion, conies on at night in bed, and an. not^limited to ihc middle and old age* group. They occur quite frequently to women in the second half of pregnajicy, but also to young men and women of a:iy status Of course swimmer's cramps is still another sort in that, it. occurs to young people, but undo 1 quite violent exertion These are probably essentially, so far as cause is concerned, quite similar to the old ago group of intermittent limpers, in that ihe exertion of swimming demands just more oxygen than the' swimmer's hcaVt and lungs can supply, even if the arteries arc young, thin and elastic To explain the. night cramps of the young while in bed however h:us taxed the resources of thi> physiologists Not that a great deal of research has not been done on the subject One would suppose, Cov instance, that since heat improves the circulation the warmth the bed and bed clothes would keep the muscles from cramping, but Bowers, in the Military Surgeon Journal, showed that with some of these cases tho warmth ncreases the metabolic needs 'of the muscle, whereas cold decreases the metabolic level So >crh.ips kicking the bed clothes off will relieve some of those cramps. .hough this is a poor time of year to bring that lip Nocturnal J.err Cramps At any rate these young pco- ilc's nocturnal leg cramps while bod do not mean any special lisease condition They pass and he outlook is good, hardly any reatment except massage and oot exercises being required The basis of all muscular cramps except writer's cramp which is inother thing again and probably due:-.U> nervous disorder) is I •of circulation to the part, but th« trigger that sots thorn o!T is some disturbance of nutrition in the 'muscle Muscles require a somewhat complicated .«;t of menu* for their proper function and one ot •the chemicals they noed is cjj- cium It is possible that the 'diet of tho muscle-cramping is d">!k!en- in calcium. A group of physiologists studying such people reported th.it they admit they consumed almost no milk, which is th« t«i source of calcium for our diet This is a plain hint towards treatment Tor relief But, ns I said ia :.he beginning, most of ourtex- planations for cramps are v«y theoretic. About.30 percent Of all the ipilk produced in the U. S. is used as a beverage and for cooking. '•. Here's a finish that won't scuff ofl — ,a«d withstands hard wear u (vell;as exposure to weather. Murphy Floor I Deck EllO Kiel CANS, Inc. MAPLE STREET TEL. 3507 NOTICE! TO OCR NAUGATDCK . STORK CCSTOMKKS! Due tfi war time conditions, «t arc compelled to clone our Xau- gttluck store. c.\r,r, cs For the day our Route Man wll he on your street. Free Telephone Service For Tfsiugnttick Customrni Call Enterprise 4700 SHALETT-LUX Launcl.Tors — Dry Cli>:iner» 2* E. Main St., Waterbury Main Office Oi Plant, 22 Walnut St. Evt. Walcrtown — Naugatuck Middlobury "ClyncX of Coiir>o' % That's right, dyne's is the place to go for handsomo Rii't-;, gifw that are treasured Just a few steps from Exchange Place. Drop in. \\v\-e been helpini? Waterbury pick gifts for "50 years! CLYNE .GLASS SHOP 20 Harrison Ave. Watorlmry * BUY WAft

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