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NAUGATUCK DAILY NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1944 publliihccl Every Evening (Except Sunday) by THE NAUGATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT ' Uc|.i»rtnu-iiU Entered us second clasm m«t.t,.r at the post, office in Ntuipiiuick, Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance 1 month $ .75 6 months 3 months S2.25 1 year ..«• $9.00 J-1.KOGK TO Till: 1 LAG—"1 pU'djrc lille- '** Khmer to Ihr FlrtK of llu- UnlU'.l Statt-s .>( America anil »o tlio HwpiiMIc for which it Hand!.. Oiu- niition Indivisible, with Liberty mid Justice for a"-" TUESDAY. AUGUST 32. I!H4 HEROES AND HEROINES That a ruimk-r of Xauyatuck men and women serving with the American armed forces arc amony I lie heroes and heroines commended by their superior ot't'icers Jor deeds of valor and noteworthy servtcr. is shown liy the many stories about iliem which are'p':' lll(ctl ^' l[ >' !u tlic columns of The News, . Tliey are doing- much tu give our borough a splendid" reputation and arc a credit to Uncle- Sam. whose forces on land, sea and in the air are the best in the world. ' Otlier heroes from this borou.irli have given their lives in delV'iise of ihe principles for which America is fighting. Their. names are immorlal. They gave their all for us. V>'e should i'oivver—and always will—hold them and their fellow immortals in loving reverence and deepest respect. WANTS OF SERVICE PERSONNEL Many Xnugatuck residents probably are beginning to wonder what their rela-. lives and friends who may be overseas will want for Christmas. The United Pivss reveals that, in gear-rid tniops overseas wonld like gifts that are not bulky or perishable—that the troops cannot obtain where they an — and ones that remind them of home. The wishes Viiry'according to tjie part of the world in which the men are fightmg. But some'Hems'arc' requested by Americans in nearly every war theater. These 'include cigarette lighters, flashlights, cameras and film, wrist watches, snack- foods, fonntain'pens, playing cards, cash find war bonds. \Vornen in the service nversoas want sheer stockings, zippers and dainty lingerie. Those of us at home are again reminded that Christmas mail month for all service personnel overseas will be September 10 to October 10. GERMAN REVERSES It is Dimqnerqiie in reverse now. with the proud Xaxis kicked out of 1'Yance. "We must expect the loss of-places with world-famous names,'' a Her!in broadcast was saying at the week's end. They must, indeed, for their scattered manpower is running siiorl, and the Allies press upon them in ever-swellinjr numbers, with fresh men and materials. There is imminent, one of the gn.-at debacles of rnililary history. .And it is not only historic but. spectacular, with the fiery General Pal.ton. in the picturesque phrase of an American correspondent, ''riding relentless herd on the harried German Seventh Army 1 ' to corral and crush it. The momentous operations will In., 1 well worth watching as the wou!d-he world conquerors are kicked out of other people's territory and swept back, foiled and broken, upon, their own boundaries— with no safety even there. WAR TIME HIGHWAYS One of the most impressive things observed by anyone who travels about this country, with whatever private methods are possible for him, is the general excellence of the roads, in' any comparison with highways of the last, war, the improvement is almost incredible. -It was wise'foresight, and in most cases genuine thrift, that made this possible. The nation is not building roads now, except occasionally here and there for purposes of a military nature, but it derives immense benefit from the roads already built. 'It is always to li(\ remembered that highways, more than any other system of transportation, bind together a county, st'atoi or nation. In times like these it is especially important not to let them run clown. DO YOU REMEMBER? From The Files Of The News "BUTTON UP YOUR LIP! 20 Years Ago Muriel Edna Booth, daughter of • Mr. _ and Mrs. William Booth of Mill street, wus tendered a birthday parly at her parents' home. Among those attending were: Edward Baummcr, Jr., Harold Nichols. Irene Baummcr, and Charles, George and Mildred Booth, o—O—o Raymond' Heavens, Mildred Jones, Mae Durhln, Clayton Pui-lss.' and Bernard O'Connor were tho committee in charge of the outing of the class of 1D212 of Naugauick high school which was held at Lake Compounce. o—O—o 30 Years Ago .Mr. and Mrs, William Scngstackon of CurLiss street had not yet received word from their son, Andrew, who was studying music in Cologne, Germany. The first World war was still only a couple of weeks old then, o—O—o Daniel Hethcrington, James Murray, and William Donahue returned from New London, where they had attended the Ancient Order of Hibernians convention. \Around the Clock ' }[.!'. and -Mrs. Harold AVoudfiehl and family uf Millville are visiting relative* in Xe\v .Jei'.-'ey Tliurc 1 are mily 1'il- teen days left, hel'nre the heg'inniuy of sehoui. And J.1S days iicl'di'e L'hrist mas. l-Setter do your uveuseas A'rna.s mailiny sufiii, ton. ^lailiniT starts Sept. ]:") Janet I'A'on. the tci\vn elerk's assistant, has returned tu work after her annual vacation Lester (./dell and Kny 1 li'iiiiersi..-ii, new eO-propriet'ors of a gas station on .K'abher aveniio. are getting along pret.ly woll in their new endeavor. While Walter Winchell'is away, this month, __. column will be conducted by ffuest columnists. NIGHTLIFE MURDERS BASEBAlt =—=Says Babe Rutb By The Ilf>rnc-Kun King,. Illmw-'lf PROPPED UP ON A COT in a hospital for several weeks recently following an operation for the removal of a cartilage from my right knee, I spent ». lovf-of time considering the future of baseball. (I. had received thai knee injury while with the Red Sox in an exhibition game during the spring of I'.HS, The g.-xmo netted about. $5,000 in receipts. My doctor told •no that- the injury cut short my big league career by four years.) Where arc the kids going i turn to for aid? The kids themselves tossed Uj, answer to me at one of my i Saturday morning radio I,. UM casts on the A. G. Spalding p rc gram. Devise a plan whereby ^l big leagues would sponsor basely schools throughout the- count™ using retired star players a*, jj! structors. Eoys start playing the 8 years and, until they B league career oy ,„„. '^"^ \ ^little"or bad schoolin^T^' Let's .start with that ™£™™ * porl . So lhcy acquirc unbre^t nuisance night baseball. It* mui- ,',_.,. ._ ,..„,,!„., ,>,„,„„•.,„ _??!* dcring the sport with the help of the c'radle-robbina in.-igno.tcs. who arc killing the source and substance of. the game by neglect ol the kids, without whom it .cannot exist. Night bascbal lis strictly a busi- babits in batting, throwin^,, _, and fielding unless they are ,„,., ur.-il-born players like the Oiu I Cobbs, Collins, Speakers, etc. V" ! professional coaching, the would be fit for leigue play time^thcy were needed. Few 'I'hiycrx, War Vets, Here are some addresses: Pfc. Douglas Cockcroft, 610th AAF BU, Adm. Sec. B, Eglin Field, Fla Pvt. Robert W. Anderson, Btry "D", 385 AAA AW Bn., APO 9976, c-o Postmaster, New York. N. Y " 2nd Lt. A, W. Robinson, BAAF, Bainbridge, Ga. ..,'.. Mr. and Mrs. John Kaweck, 551 North Main street, -became the parents of a bouncing baby boy at 'St. Mary's hospital Sunday, two minutes after noon. The new arrival and mom are reported doing all right. The dad is an employe of the U. S. Rubber Co. plant. "YOUR MIND AND BODY" I3y I.OGA.V , M. I). Tlit- Ke,u';ni A. C. will liuM its minimi C'l.-iml'jiku :i'.. JiU'k J-Cully's l'ari:i in Mr'.'S- lioet. Siiinl.'iy, y<_'|)l. •'!. I'^i'Mneis f!al\'in is .H'onornl thiiirniiiii in (jliMrye ol' ovury- lliih\' l.f.mk's like all tlio iiK.'HilK'i's ut' tlie el.'tss nt' '44 ul.' XauLi'at m-k hiyli hiivu ^'utten ;ill the iintOijniiilis nvuiliilile. a.s classliiiuks hii\'e lit'oumt; scarce rigaiii. Fdi- a \vhi!o, ii ,-eeined that, even i.ho L'liion suldiur un tlio Civil AVur inonii- mont Wiis ifoinj^ to stoji ^i.';n.lsi and ask them to;uil,<:ir;t'a|>li one. THE HUMAN body'-as a tcm- pei-aturc engineer could give' cards and spades to ihe praeti'Janors o£ that new. profession -and. still leave them' far behind in elli- cicncy. What the English call central heating and what I call a furnace. n;itui-u lias operating in Lhc wimor, and its own brand of air condition apparatus, operating • in the summer. Between them they keep the old frame at a level OS.G degrees even though the outside temperature varies as nuieh as between 20 degrees below | 7.01-0 and 1.10 in tho shade. The delicacy of the balance between heat formation loss which tile body and boat, maintains Police Chief John Gormley returned to work yesterday after spending- a restful week or so off, The Chief attended the Police Chiefs convention in Ohio. His wife was with him The Union City Express broke down Sunday night and had to be towed back into Water- j bury. However, by the time it had reached South Main street in Waterbury it was going- along under its own power. We see where T/Dorsey's "Swanee River" is making a juke box comeback. Frank Sinatra, whom we sound like when we're in the shower, and the Pied Pipers sing "Stardust" on the other side Speaking of singing in the shower—do you know why everybody sounds good there? It's only because of the reverberations that come banging off the nearby walls that sound good to the singer's ear. S 1-c: Cliiytim L. Murphy, yon ol.' Mr. .'incl Mrs. Richard Mnrpliy oJ: School street, is home on a lH-rl;iv shore lo;ive I'rom ,se;i duties. The sailor was active iH the •CeiUral Pacific: theater prior to the irriinl: ol'a l.'nrlong'h Stanley Ge.s- scclv was a visitor to AValler Go.sscck's collate on the l-loiisatunic last: week, as also were Syt. and Mrs, Julius Grahowski Mrs. Nicholas Santa Barbara of Hiyli street is a surgical patient at Waterbury hospital. under tiicsi: varying conditions is truly .•uruix.ing. Even when the regulation secinis to lose control and you have H fever it in ri.-a.ily n protective mechanism, to com- ba; infjcLion, because the invading genus do not live well at a temperature of 10-1. The- body can stand low temperature much butter than high. 1 have seen .humans in a freezing treatment room when the thcr- momcior showed a body heat of. SO w'ho revived rapidly after re- turr.ing to normal air. But a continued fever of 1Q& cannot be endured by our nervous systems for long. Throw-, OIT Heat In hot weather the body prevents itself from overheating . by throwing off heat—Mrsi by excretions as the urine and foccs, second by the expiration, of. w:irm breath, and third, by evaporation and radiation and conduction of tliu sl;in. This last is by far the most itnjortanuL, it being estimated that the body's heat loss is :l-1 per cent by evaporation and 7.3 per cunt hy radiation and conduction .from the skin surface. Jt gets rid -of over 2,000 calories a day in this inannur Among other newer methods of treatment Uic war has served to JU^WASHINGTON Admiral Halsey Is Japs Would Give Due To Make Plenty To Know More Headlines His Next Move Special to Central Press WASHINTGON—Look for -Admr. William F. Holsey. Jr., to make headlines af,-ain in the near fu- lurc. Nothing has been heard about his activities since he was named commander of the Third Fleet, but you can be sure he hasn't been idle. The Jap high command would give anyliiin^r for an inklinp of, Halscy's plans, but the "fox of Guadalcanal" will show his hand only with jnins and plants, in a new war zone on the road to Tokyo Olfieors close to Halsey says that ihe admiral's greatest worry is th.it America mifiht permit the Pacific war to end without smashing the Nipponese war machine completely Halsoy wants to see American flghtinf: men marching down the streets of Tokyo. Halsey and other Navy men are afraid that tho Japanese mi^'ht of- for the b'nitod States allurinfr peace terms in tho hope of fjettinf; a breathing spell in which to pro- pure for another war with the United States. The Third fleet undoubtedly will play 3. bifT part in the next major invasion move in the Pacinc. and ihc new "D day" should not be far away. at Ereiton \Voods, X, H., scene of the recent international monetary conference. Somebody, nobody knows who, promised priorities to the plumbers in material, but when the stuff came ihere was only enough to provide about ore-tenth of the needed pipe. WPB was called in and, in a huff, threatened to seal up the bathrooms, but was persuaded to desist. The production board, however, has set out to Und how the priorities order xot issued. WOMEN ADVOCATES of a proposed' equal rights amendment to the Constitution are busy lining up votes now in Congress as the climax to a 21-year light. For the lli'st lime in more than two decades they feel they have a good chance to obtain congressional approval of -..lie proposed addition to tho constitution. A joint resolution, sponsored by 2-1 Democratic and Republican senators, is now awaiting a vote, cx- peci.cd "in a few \vecks." .Miss Alice Paul, chairman of the National Woman's party, leading bucked of the proposed amendment, haiied the action of the Democratic party i:i including an equal rights plank in its 1SM-1 platform as tantamount to victory for "lire cause," It' the amendment is approved by Congress it will, of course, have to be ratilicd by three-fourths of tho stales to become law. Many goc- emphasi/.c the products for pre- ; . already have promised sup- venting heat disorders. Even in i J- ° - 1 the temperatures prevailing • p whore troops are stationed t in tropical areas, the morbidity from sunstroke and similar conditons is very low. Tho symptoms which arc associated with what used to be called sunstroke are now considered to be. caused by uffcmical disturbances in the blood rather than as formerly emphasized, disordered heat regulation. All tho symptoms of sunstroke.—cramps, coma, convulsions—can be scon in those THE WPB IS STILL HUNTING for the man who made an unau- thorised promise of priorities to plumbers called upon to fix up ok! plumbing and install new bathrooms nt the big Washington hotel cities arc in tho elderly. They of all people should seek a cool spot for vacation. . The elderly skin also docs not 'stand sunburn very well. When\\-ho work in hot occupations indoors or in mines entirely away, from the sun. Ixiss of Salt They fire duo in large part to !x>f a dirty pallor underneath I Ihe excessive loss'of salt from the surpcct the state of his coronary ever I see one of these fellows over fifty years of age who arrive at a resort and start to get a good tan ill :i hurry and still retain sort body in the perspiration. .Water is also lost, but it is known that arteries. In 'fact the craze for a quicq sustain is foolish in anybody replacement alone will not but the young brunette. Further- prevont Ihem. So in good hot wea- ! more there is many a guy with one The Argenlinc bishop Andrea tuid his, country's totalitarian ruler, ''To tlomi- .natc slaves is doubly ignoble: to reign over the free is doi.il.iiy glorious.".In this ; one sentence lie sums up the difference j hehveeii the Axis overlonrds and tlio f'roc- lv elected heads of the United Nations. you need plenty of salt ill your food. There is t also somc disturbance of. siiprar nutrition, not so well understood, but tablets given to workers in heating industries to take dissolved in plenty of water. now contain suga;- as well as salt, SLili another factor/ is ng-e and artery hardening. Most of the fatal cases of sunstroke in our of those -sandy • complexions who sits out on a cool and foggy" day, and 1 is rewarded only by a lot of keratatic sp on ' his hands and face. Sunburn is not caused by heat but 1 by ultraviolet rays and •they go through clouds The treatment of injudicious sunburning is that o'f 'any-mild burn—a soothing ci-eam, such as butcsin picratc ointment, ;..- THE OWI HAS MADE AVAIL- AISLE in Washington the oflicial stenographic report of the Oct. ID, TfJ-lO, mct'ting at which Benito Mussolini decided upon the ill-fated Italian invasion of Greece. The report, published in 11 Tempo, an independent Rome daily, disclosed that the braggart Italian loader expected to overrun Greece in. three months with about twenty divisions of men. Here is an interesting excerpt from the report: H Duce: "Now one thing more. Having fixed tho date, we should kr.ow how we may give the appearance of reason to this operation o fours. A justification of general character would be that Greece is an ally or our enemies who are using her bases, etc. But. horeover, wo need an incident which should allow us ti assert that we enter the war to establish order. If you create such an 'incident, it is very goad: otherwise it docs not matter." Lieutenant General. Juconioni: "I can do.something on the* frontiers: create Incidents between the population of Ciamuria and the Greek authorities." Genera; Visconti-Prnsca: "We have placed somc French arms and bombs for a make-believe attack." Jl Ducc: "For me all this has very little value. It means nothing more than a smoke screen. However, it is well if you can manage to bring about a good excuse before launching the bomb-shell." Count Viano: "When you do wii..;i the incident to take place?" 11 Duce: "The 2-Uh." Count Cia.no: "On the 24th there will be the incident." leagues are pianujuy i«u. •*••- ••-a week. That will spell the end of the sport. The magnates won't give up th<: regular week-end gravy ol" Satur- and Sunday daylight games. That .11 mean a layoff Monday and four night contests. To the players, this will be a drastic and unhealthy way of life. Eye trouble will develop. Right now night games arc compelling somc players who never had to use htsscs, to wear 'em. Babe Dahl- ;ren is an example. Irregular meals and sleep is another disadvantage. An athlete can't get along without regular sleep and that will be impossible mdcr a day and night schedule of games. Dancer of Catching ColO.s in Night Games Imagine what will happen to ihc veterans, pitchers in particular. A pitcher perspires during a game. ' In the usually with the sun shining,-there is less danger of catching cold. I know what I am talking about, I caught one of the worst colds of my career in a r.ight game, merely acting as a coach when I was with Brooklyn. What it is doing to those "baby" players they arc using now—those two-inning pitch- ness proposition —- an offshoot or jj (;;lch fop Form Again |> war conditions. Baseball should have a -reviva S|; One or two games a. week to after the war, but it v.-ill be severs] R give the defense workers a break i yc;11 . s before it attains its prc-wsj S", is O. K. But now both major i j cve ). . £ leagues are planning four and flvo j played during the last war ^ L - " "-- "*"' can vouch for the fac- that '. n f of the players who saw active serv. ice over reached top form a?ajj. Some of. the aces like Capt. Haak Grecnbcrg and Bill Dickey, whj are along in years, may never rt-j turn to the game. Chaps like Jo. DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Ted -Wi. liams and Terry Moore, dcpcniii^t on the typo and length of the: I service, m.iy take .is long as thrt t | years or more to hit their formet stride again, if ever. j Ernie Shore, a great pitcher mi I teammate of mine with the Erf Sox in 1&17, is an example of whs; ». can happen. He entered the Km $ at tho outbreak of hostilities jj ? 3917 itnd sci'ved. on a. submarist ^. Traded to the Yankees after hi: |- riischargu from duty, he faiW to '& show any of. his old stuff. Hi; j' pitching muscles had softened sad jv Ernie bnrcly couM get the ball cj £• to the platt\ He hur.g on for lira p years then faded to the minors, ri.. I under.-aand that baseball isafc- be streamlined. ^Vo are going tit; have gadgets galore. For instaao.? an electric eye will auiomati<a!jf record balls and strikes on UK| Scoreboard. Imagine lx;o Duroch'l or Frank Frisch trying to argal with n. score-board: Radio w&vel will denote instantly whether tl ball is fair or foul. They arc mai-J You're Telling Me! By WrLLIAM JIITT (Central Press Writer) The' Japanese, having foiled utterly to save face, arc .now wondering if it's possible for them to save race. The Indians apparently nroji't interested in the coining olccMnn. Noitlicr'~prcsidontiiil candidate has heen made an honorary chief. About the or.ly thing Von Papon brought back to Germany from his long stay in Turkey is a good knowledge of the Turkish language especially th'c word "no." Horse racing has been banned in Germany. Maybe the nags had adopted the national habit and~nad started running backwards. Jockey Johns thinks the 19-14 World Scries should be a plenty colorful one if both the Cardinals and the Browns get into it. Jiipan, says nil editorial, must he occupied. Not that ishc Isn't pretty busily occupied right now. to think the men of ihc family arc going to attend four nighi games regularly each week. Moth- ors. wives and girl friends will soon stop that! Much publicityalrcady has been given to the fact that night baseball will ta3:e the-fnvme away from youngsters. Kids .arc the backbone of the game. Smart baseball oilicials have done everything possible in the. past to promote the interest of these future audiences by admitting them free to weak- day, daylight games. Larry" McPhail's Knothole Club produced the fans who later pulled the Dodgers out of the -red financially and m a d e Brooklyn famed -as the outstanding baseball city in the country. Even if.it were possible to admit the kids free at night, few parents would want them to attend. '• •:• ••'•• Boys, as prospective big leaguers, arc not getting a square shake from organized baseball. The major clubs show no interest in a boy until he's 16 and can get working j papers. Then, if he's got the stuff, they send him out to a Class D League where they squeeze what they can out of him as a hired hand. You can't tell me a single thing they actually do foi* youngsters. Sure, they semi, on request, an educational movie and lecturer to a few schools, clubs and other organizations and that ends their interest. Their scouts may visit a city or towr. and inspect somc recommended prospects. The candidates are informed they must brijig their own shoes, gloves, bats and uniforms and—get this—the club announces with a flourish, it will contribute the balls! Snfi.h:ill and Basolmll Just Don't Mix There seems to be ;x growing: apathy toward baseball. The vily lage. town and former hot neighborhood teams and rivalries are fading. This cannot be attributed to the war. because the boys who made up those teams were usually under draft .ago. I hate softball, though I approve ar.y game that gets kids out in the sun, but softball has ruined many a potential big leaguer. You cannot play softball and excel at baseball. Progress is also pushing bascbal] aside. Bit. by bit, we see the growth of cities and towns \vipc i out sandlots and semi-pro ball- | parks. Even in small villages you will discover cornlields that once were baseball diamonds. Is'o cf- ; forts arc made to save the dia- I monds. ' I'm against game as it is oh go whole .' use mechanical players'. Xo real fan would want his baseball game by television—he wan:; to <=ee the real thing. But ever fc effort should be made to proriit wounded or bedridden war-ycU ( with tclcvi.sioncd baseball games, j Tired of looking at old wallpaper: You Jon'i have :o lake it off! Jus: pnint or^r it v.'Iih Mur- Tone —the ns:onishin£ new water-thinned pain: :hat's tf-sh- able ,. , Covsrs v.-;llboard aad p.iimed walls, too; ' 100 color? to clioo?? from. CANS, Inc. MAPLE STREET TEL. 3507 NOTICE! TO OUR NAUGATUCK STOUK CUSTOMERS! Duo to war time condition*,^ arc compelled to close o" r "** eaUick store, CAM. C.S For the day our Route Man he on vour street. Free Telephone Service For Xnugatucl; Customer* Call Enterprise 4700 SHALETT-LUX K.:iiindf<ireni — Dry Clean**, 28 K. Main St., Main Office * 22 Walnut St. Ext, Wntcrtown — •Xa Middlcbury BUY WAR BONDS AXD S * BUY WAR BONDS * *

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