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Page Four NAUGATUOK? NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 25,1944 CTije JDatlp Published Every Evcninp (Except Sun<lay) by IT-IK NAUGATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT n«n 222H-uml lK!Ji>—All an at.'cond duns mul.tor at tlic post office in Nuiigtituck, Conn. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Pnyable in Advance I month J ."5 G months $-l..'0 3 months J2.20 1 yuiir The L'nitud Prusn ha.s the uxclusive rtKlit to use for republication In any form, all news dispatcher credited to thin paper. It i.s also exclusively entitled to use for republication nil the local and undated nev.'a published herein. ,, TO TIIK FLAG—"I plrdKC nllo- Sg Kiiinci! to tin; Flue tit tliu United .Slates nf America mid to the KrpiiMk-. fur willed It ttundM. Gin; iiiitlon Indivisible, with Liberty Miul .luHtlct! for all." FHIIIAY, AUGUST :J5, 1'J-M DO YOU REMEMBER? From The Files Of The News ANOTHER CASUALTY LIST 20 Years Ago Maltida and Blanche Scheithc of Main street, Beacon Falls, spent their vacation ut Milford. o—O—o Frank Moraski, North Main street, Union City, bought a new Ford coupe. ' o—O—o Mildred Follctt, High street, resumed her duties at the Eastern Maleable Iron Co., after completing her annual leave of absence, o—O—o- 30 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs, William Quinn of Beacon Falls returned from their wedding trip, o—O—o Mrs. E. P. Housbroftck and daughter, Josephine, returned Id their home in Syracuse, N. Y., after visiting Mr. and Mrs, George Housbrouck of High street. CONNECTICUT'S GOOD SHOWING It was good to road that, according 1 U> statistics just, released, Connecticut, in. 194:2, had the lowest infant mortality Tate of any state in the country, despite the fact that the-state had the highest increase in tho percentage of live births. State Health Commissioner Stanley .11. Osborne says that in 1()4'2 Connecticut's infant mortality rate was 29.2 per .1,IH)U living births. He reports the mortality rate for 3i->-l'> as bettor, the rate being 29..1 per 1,000 living births. The figures show that Connecticut.'s efforts to keep clown the infant mortality rate is mooting -with success. Another interesting statement is that, made by the United States .Public Health Service which reports that a survey started in 1039 shows that there lias been no increase m disease among- Ann.T- 'ic.itn childrc'ii, and that apparently \var time living conditions have had no ill of Foe Is upon the health of the school children of this nation. .And that's another blessing for which .America should be thankful. Around the Clock SALVAGE THE FATS Tin,- .'iinintince'fiirjnf'lhat the collection of .household fats for salvage has dropped to a new low in Connecticut should cause many hon.sewives to rospond more frequently ai»d generously to appeals for waste fats than they have lieon doing-. Our government wouldn't ask that fats be salvaged if they weren't .so badly needed. A DREAM I dreamed a dream one night, A dream of you and me alone— . There we were a-top a mountain peak And I was handingf'you handfuls of clouds, As the wind carried the fluffy things by. It 'was a beautiful dream, • And I was laughing, too, with you. If only the dream were real And I could actually laugh- Laugh with smiling you. But I awoke too soon, And in the sky were clouds, Heavy, dark, and threatening— Reminding me that I had only dreamt, And that you, like the dream, had gone. —PDQ (Local talent composed this bit of blank verse, a bit rough in meter,, but nevertheless with a sentimental thought.) While Walter Winchell is away, this month, hiij column will fee conducted by gnest colunmisti.'' Lady, Learn to ; Cook or Your GI Will Go Home to the Army! By CAPTAIN BEN IRVIN (Founder nntl 1,'rcsiilnnt ot the Society of Amateur Chef*) ." Sittlnc l>y the Summer day sittlnK- with my passing llm« aw:i>- — iiflnir in tin: «h;ulowK undnr- nviil.li tli« trees: ais— liow d< coouKii PEAS:- THAT'S AX OLD CIVIL WAK . And it goes to. show that in .-ill wars uppermost in the soldier's mind is food. I should .spell that word with capitals — F O O D. Zora Layman, the radio and recording artist, sanjj 'Eating Goober Peas' the ftthcr night at a cocktail I don't know whether it was her singing or what, but Zoro Layman's song practically started a riot. I was the center of it all. The women at the party began asking me questions. They wanted io know all about Army food. And believe me, I told 'eml I. told them both as an ex-Air Corps captain •ind as the founder of the Society of Antateur Chefs, an exclusive New York club composed of famous men who make a hobby of I «Utk roiulxide on t a. toast and ,-.. dry, dchyd; were "cute" aro gone. The • that are coming hack f roni Army arc returning from »n. tho host food they've .ever eitS* The girls that art taking' ft-' ing lessons so as to he mons t» lar at the USO might better t cooking . lessons. Woe unto' First of all, I explained,, about this business of KP. The movies and fiction have PRODUCTION AND PRICES Fi'iink Grant, employe of Breiiii.'iirs <>n Cliurc'li sjtrcca is looking Tor SUTIU good lilui'iii nri; to r<.:;ui i.u \vliile-away Hie ;,mie in availing 1'i.ir his rinployur to open tliu L'sliiiilislimL'iit or hu is Booking for ai^ a'lanu clock' that will ke'cpliim as'luep a liLtlo lunger Carolyn lieiitx.cn u!' Park jive-nut. 1 oxM-eiifion was a year older yesk'i'ilay. Sara lOinery ain.l Marge Smilli helped Carolyn (.•eli.'bi'ale last night: Prices, as Tiearly everybody knows, liavo l)0i.'n liolrl down more elTcelively in . lliix-\vnr than during and after the last one. Economists, as \\vll as mifilary men, luivo shown that it is pnssililo to learn 1'rom experience, lint danger looms up again with the approach nt' peace. So Chester .Bowles, head of the Office of Price All-minis! ration, j s urging the people to "keep their heads" in the coining year, to avoid a repetition of skyrocketing 1 prices such as followed (he collapse of the German army in LOIf), A high volume of production, lie says, must be maintained, "People must think in terms of tremendous volume, high purcliasiiXic power, everyhody employed, and the whole industrial machine going nt full speed.' Ofr that basis there will be plenty of profits, high wages and big hi i-m income." .Prices will rise, lie admits, Init probably not more than 25 to 40 per cent above prewar levels, This forecast, however, probably -assumes tliat not .only will the economic experts continue doing their duty, but that private buyers with money in their "pockets M'ill not try to buy everything in sight. • Here's an address: Pfc. Robert Binette, Co. "K", 253rd Inf., G3rd Div., APO 410, Camp Van Dcrn, Miss John Silver, popular Union Cityite, refreshes himself these days with soda pop, yet. Jack Synott, a guard at the Lewis Engineering plant,, can tell an earfilling- stcry about the early endeavors of movie mogul Mack Sennett. (Notice any similarity in the name?). His better half, Helen, is a bookkeeper at Brennan's on Church street. | "YOUR MIND AND BODY" You're Telling Me! By W1L.LIAM KITX (Central ITCH* Writer) Uv I.OCAN CMiNUENINCJ, M. JJ- '.I.'I lose Acliiii^ Jijxei'cise "\Vi| Feel! Heln GE/'.XDPAPPY JENKINS says the average night club scene reminds him of the G.'ty Nineties— the ^als try to appear j^ny even .ir their escorts are over 90. The Japs arc reported leveling jjreal areas of - Tokyo's flimsily- built houses. Those' B-20's seem to h:ivo started n real estate boom in reverse. THE HAZARD of injury or clis- lmt(.|<. A news item says many X;»'/.is an- floi-ing the iiiirlhrrn Kniin:«' front on liio.vo.li!. Must, have Hitler's intuition 'should cause him to make his old pal Mussolini, commander in chief of German forces in France. II Duce, you reinomber, is an expert on 'wide- scale retreating. ease of the hands, ;is we pointed j learned the trick 'from a out in a recent article, is that the j |>OX<T. nand gels thrust into dangerous (JlHCus—whirling* machinery., against splinters and sharp surfaces. Tlii: hazard of the feet is subject to nil thi! discuses any part of -similar structure lias — Uimors ol' -he skin, tendons and bonus. 'J'he blood vessels of the feet are especially likoiy to go had. Infections are rare because ol' the u;;uai protection of the foot. .But to have to bear up the weight of'a'hun- dred or tu-o hundred pounds mass j Germans -ire performing, of flesh on a delicate arch spanned by thin bones, tisndons and muscles -that is what causes its most frerjuent trouble, • Tlie number of people who have painful feet is unknown to statis- ticiai-.s, but it must go into astro- nomica; figures, We yet some hints from military modical reports—in one group 30.000 out of ^0,000 'draftees -were disqualified i ) c . m scc j ust mo thods of protcc- j > V;ILJ aip.A, j j Looking at Life \ „„, ™** As T predicted when I wrote it, my column on the immorality of women brought me more letters had ever writ- Caen on the northern front and Cannes on the southern front in France are both pronounced "Can," we're told. But that's n'o cacn-crinnes dance those fleeing Tin; Na/.is uro reported dropping IHM-UI'S from plaints on Kntf- l:uul's |i<il-ild crop. AVIiilt is this— anol.hor of llithir'.s bu^r Ii D u s o schemes? ' \ button in lemon juice until it becomes soft and pasty and strapping it over the corn are, as fur a? Mr. :iinl Mrs. Erninett; Murl ha, oi: S5 Oli\-L' street, bec.'imo the p;irents nl 1 a liahy huy ;il. St.. M'jiiys liospitiil Wednesday, hitu In the iil'toi'iioon. PUJJ is passing out the ciy.-irs ;it; tlie U. 1 S. Rnbl.ier (1 ..... Ijittle Stc\ - e Ai.l.Mrnski, son cii.' Mr. and Mrs. Chester .Atljimskj of Nnrt.li Main street, LS a surgical pntient at "VV'a- terlinry hos'pital. for t'Ciioral militai-y service cause of foel.: 21,000 ware qualified for limited milit.iry"''service and C J,000 were, absolutely rejected. Strain .on Feet Of course as soon as anyone not used to it poes up ayninst the miirchinn and standing' of military servici;, the sti'ain on-the foot arch is bound to cause yrief. Thus at «tion against rubbing-. Regular exercises arc almost a necessity for those with weak feet who h.avo to stand or walk a good part of the 2-1 hours. They should be done morning and evcn'ir.p. -Mine. Helena Rubinstein writes that the way to get the most out of reading is while you are sitting with a pood book to turn and twist RETALIATION Tlie (Instruction brought l>y the robot bombs seems to have roused new enthusiasm in Germany. When a country is blasted by war, it is natural to feel a m'omcTitary pleasure at; retaliation. But even in! Na/.iland elation does not, last. Chalked on the -walls of hnildinys'in Hanover was the inscription,' "Now they are drafting even Grandma, Is this what they mean by retaliation?" in "Roosevelt is the most elusive person. The moment you seem to have him pinned down, he turns up on some oilier continent. The Brassccs and their local fans will give Bill Johnson a big send-off Saturday night at the final night-game of the season, The Maritime-serviceman will enter the Navy Monday after - some pretty good semi-pro ball all summer. Bill had his biggest year in 1943, when he stepped into Red Rolfe's shoes on the New York Yankees and then starred in the World Series Mrs. Mary Grant of our office has been out sick the past few days Irene Coen of City Hill street,is getting, afang well after an illness that had laid her up for a while. Irene received many" cards and calls during her illness, arid these cheered her up a great deal. who had to consult the orthopedic surgeon on account of painful .feet. .Most of these were flat foci, but about 30 per' cent wore due to Morton's meta!.ursalgia, caused by an anatomical variation of. shortening ot' the biw toe bone in the. foot. It i.s easily relieved by, a compensating insole. Flat foot is also usually readily improved by foot exorcises and other orth'opc-. die measures. Corns and calluses arc also simply expressions of poor weight bearing or poor foot gear—quite 1 as often due to too big as too tight, shoes. Corns are duo to pressure or rubbing-and too hip: a. shoe will rub a corn -into existence as.read- ily as too tight a'shoe will press 1 one. Socks and stockings are also a eati.se of corns, A thin cotton or silk sock gives the "Skin of .the foot no protection against the heavy or woolen stocking, .which pressure of the shoes, as docs a latter also keeps the temperature of the foot even. ; A corn is somewhat different" from a callus, which latter' is a flaky, horny thickening of the skin. A corn has a central conical, mass, with the sharp end pointing inward and will not be entirely cured until .that center is removed. For. permanent relief of a "corn, \Villl I.WO WOmcn ill Connecticut rilll- j especially recurrent corn's, .proper mtiscle balance ot the foot must be restored and this is done large- 1 ly by exercises, plus properly do- 1 ' signed shoes. '•; Removing Pressure For most cases of corns, conservative measures, such as paring,, protecting by shields and corn plasters containing salicylic acid which sorten the horny tisseue 1 end, and, of course, relief of pros- sure ,arc preferred. I am'in receipt of Goldie Dolfuss' corn•'remedy which is to put a well-chewed.: wad of chewing gum over, trie 1 corn. That and Aunt Delma's method of putting a plain pearl' Cam]) Van Dorn there were 332 j U 1C ankles around as on :x pivot, out of a prroup of 10,000 selectees I ,] 0 n'l know that I agree that this is the way to get the most out of all reading. I prefer to devote my attention v exclusively' either to Pluto or foot exercises. The best foot, exercises can be done with the help of a bathroom towel. Lying on the back, holding one end of the towel in each hand, put .the foot in the center of the towcl^and push hard' against it. pulling- the towel to right and left alternately. ' than anything I ten before. And. incidentally, it proved how widely ciivci'frenl our people's views are, and how impossible it is to please everybody. If you remember, I! had disagreed with the "Global Thinkers, Inc." of Tennessee, who claim that our women, arc sinking into a mire of iniquity and that, morally, our country is going to the dogs, as far as the female sex is concerned. I said that our women continue (.o be able to take care of themselves, that they will continue to be the mothers of real Americans and there isn't much to worry about. When the war is over, when our men come homo and peace and sanity reign once again, our women will be'ablo to hold up their heads, proudly and decently iust as they did a century ago. Many of the letters agreed with me. many called me anything from u stinker to a traitor to -an ostrich and a backwoods fogy who doesn't know what's going on in the world.* "Why do the papers and the mafr- a/.ines write so much about .women's immorality?" asked a soldier stationed in Texas. I wrote him that the very fact that newspapers a.nd magazines write about-it is proof that it is unusual. When inimoralivy becomes the cvcry-Oay, the usual thing, then you won't read much about it Newspapers print the news, not every-day occurrences. True enough there is restlessness and worry. Homes have been torn apart; women, robbed of their husbands' and their sweethearts' company for the time being, arc QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS M. J.:—Is it dangerous to keep a medicine over 'a length of time and then use it? uing for the same congressional sent, we haven't; hcnrd either ol.' 'em saying-, .•"Artel- yon, my dear!" •• '". . ComI'oriable Americans n'qtc that but- tor can -ho l,)OU!i-lit hv the .Tj>one.1.i people at (M^'htdollars a pound, if they have tlic» eiyht dollars. -A Jt's still blood and sweat and tears, but it -won't be lone; now. Answer: Most' medicines • lose their effectiveness with time. Us• ing such-a medicine you may lose enough time to make the difference between successful treatment and failure or between quick re- .covery and prolonged illness, A .'few medicines may in the course of time become dangerous. An example is tincture of-iodine, which loses Its alcohol b'y evaporation and. becomes dangerously irritating, if kept too long. nervpus and high strung and may go out for 'an evening's diversion —to forget their sorrows and anxieties. But they can go wrong or.ly if there is a mo.n willing to go wrong with them! •If a man is willing to tnko advantage of what he so comfortabl calls the "weaker sex"—why the: .p.ut all the blame on the womar • rather than on the man who ib the seducer? It seems to me that through the centuries the'snake'has acquired a much worse reputation than Eve. And I- still insist that our women have every' reason in the world to be proud of their share in the war! The mire is not in -what our women are doing, but in the evil minds of those who see the worst in everything. Remember the motto of the Order of. the Garter: "Honi soi qu: mal y pense"—Shame to him wtfo evil thinks. (Copyright, 19-M, King Features Syndicate, Inc.) painted kaypee mostly as a business of pei/ling potatoes ar.d cleaning garbage cans. But that's a lot of nonsense. Many soldiers try to j,'et on KP. And why not—the kitchen i.s one of the warmest spots around the camp in Winter time. The duties are easy enough. And there's always the pick of a well-stocked larder from which select one's food. I'm not kidding Instead of being a punishment jol handed out by the Army to recal kaypee is one detail Gi doesn't mind. Him Kid You; ll<: Ukes KP: Lot me tell you about .1 corpora] six feet, three, I saw one day in tho kitchen of the mess of which ! was commanding olilccr. He was reading Gourmet Maxagine and doping up a very special recipe foi curried shrimps. Curried shrimps, mind you. The corporal had been in India, wore all the ribbons and what he didn't know about curry! I learned a few tricks from him.* According to Bill Rhode, who is one' of ihe editors of Gourmet, many of their fan letters coirw> from soldiers and sailors. I had lunch with Bill the other day and he told me-how many requests for epicurean recipes there had been from men in the various services. That very day, he'd received .a letter from an Admiral asking how to smoke herring. The slogan, "the best fed Army in the world," has been tossed around n great deal. People dor.'t any longer grasp entirely what it means. First of all, the United Stales Army IS the best fed Armv. PERIOD. The Army kitchen is no harum- scarum affair. In many instances, it is nn oloctric.il job, spic and span, offering .in open invitation to good cookery. It has everything in the way of equipment i and, believe me. the medical of- :1cors sec to it that it is as sanitary as a kitchen can possibly oe made. Xo foolin'—you can just about see your face in the bottom of an Army garbage can. Thousands of Army lads have been carefully trained in cooking, butchering and baking and most of them have become good cooks. Some, at least, have become efficient cooks, although perhaps uninspired. And then, of course, some will never leavn. Hence the discrepancy between reports from various camps and units. Some unlucky gal whose returned sh.-ikes his head sadly .inn'] for the gravy his used to make! Xo one on the home front t had a request for a recipe f or ^ burgers, but Russell Pattr : n, on T" magazine illustrator, told n' had a letter from an Army tenant askinr ' lr : rs t ,-isking how to make Ov Kirkpatrick. His P, 5 VBU "Not that J. can do anything «bo»-' it out here. But I can drea m c" '. dream, < Talking . about pin-up ; full-color illustration of a steak and all the trimn about as nice a picture as any"*," dj«r would want over his bunk' Though the Army food wins so squawks, the GIs ENROLL NOW! 1944 Summer Course of private and individual lessons on the Accordion. All lessons personally supervised by Domcnic Mecca, assisted by expert teachers who .have been trained to teach the Mecca System of Accordion playing. Mecca Accordion School 203 BANK ST. WATERBURY PIIOM3 4-1-122 K«r A|»pitltittncnt men will rave about the food they enjoyed in their outfit. Others will keep on yearning for Mother's beef stew and apple pic. But, take it from me, very few are telling their, pals what a wonderful cook the girl is they left behind. And '.here's something else I told the ladies at the cocktail party to ponder over. Picture of a Steak in Color G-cts Tinned Up! They'd better get hep. The day when men thought that burned' yearn for the finer things of For instance, a nephew of John Piper, who is an'Ar somewhere in the South upon learning that I was baciTJ: Xew York, wrote to me for art for Wild Duck a la Press. My mess sergeant, now stationed in , southern climate, inquired ai u how to make a tart iim<< lade. Another inquiry came to K from a service man far. away-nj lei: you guess—asking how toWe "Tuiles." These are thin waftij that accompany curry when iii latter is served in the elegant mu- nor. i> An oCicer connected with Army's- dietary service told at that he'd had an inquiry froa t mess sergeant asking how toaiakj wine ou; of berries—a reascnibli enough request — only the Antr doesn't give out with answers to such questions. They Knou- Now All Food Doosn't Come Out of Cane! With repeal came the renis- .sance of American gastronott.- Slowly, an interest in good food returned. But with the War, millions of boys are learning and. covering that all food does como out of tin cans. And this ia- tcrest is . growing by leaps mi !>ounds. In camps, soldiers hivt eaten freshly baked bread and UK old "cotton wadding" type of breid 'com the corner grocery store ••on't have much appeal .to that Joys in the future. Many of these soldiers nevtr ;ave food any more- thought than hat it was something to fill UK =tomach. Stoke the olc furnace. They probably even called in«a vbo were interested in good food 3r cooking sissies. The picture '.is different now. Maybe an epicureir. -nagazine seems as incongruom eading for the. GI Joes as Haii^ dresser's Weekly/' bu; 'tain «o. s'ext time-'you visit an Army carap ook around the kitchens. NotiM omo of the food literature that's n hand. Especially look around the day-rooms, the officers' clubs, Seamen's Service canteens or USO club houses. ; What, does all this add tip:to! Ladies, you'd better learn to cook! The boys may dream many times about the juicy hamburger : »nd cold coke at the corner drug stort but a tempting chicken fricassM, a dish of baked oysters or a Yankee potroast with a rich gravy would be soooooooo nice to come home to! Farm population of the U. S. in 9-tO was 30,151.076. a decrease of about 6,000 since 3930. BOV AND SAVE AT THE HIGHLAND GROCERY 92 HIGHLAND AVB._•• ' TCT.. 4S80 'TIOCCO RADO, Prop. Holland Furnace Co. Furance cleaning with big "power suction machinek Also gas proofing and furnace repairs. — Telephone — Naugatuck 5629 Waterbury 4-1OO3 746 East Main St. Waterbury, Conn * BUY WAIt 110MIS * REYMONDS

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