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pageTour Bail? Published Every Evening (Except Sunday) by THE NAUQATUCK NEWS CORPORATION fNAUOATUCK, CONNECTICUT Telephone* 2231. itn.1 232ft-All Department! Entered us «econd class mat.tnr ut tho post office NaugiUuck, Conn. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Payable In Advance 1 month * .75 6 months 3 month* *2.25 1 year .... $9.00 The United Press 'has the exclusive right to u for rcpublicatlon in any form, all news dispatches credited to this paper, it Is also exclusively entitled to use for republlcatlon all the local and undated no—• publidhcd herein. _ j-j.r.-'u*. TO THE FLAG—"1 plMlRO «"' Klni.ee to the Flux of thc UnUc.l *t»t«i « Amc-rtcu nml to the IU-|.ul>lic for which ,Wnd», One nrttlon lii.livNUile, with Liberty niul Justice for nil." MONDAY. AUGUST 28, COMPLY WITH POSTAL REGULATIONS Diir'mtr, the next six \.-ot..ks millions oi' h.vitii,' Mends u.ui relnlives will Hood the mails \vith paoka-es which couyoy all that can be crainmetl in ut' al't'ectiun and thought to' ]iomesick Ameriu.ms tIk- world over, in that most lonesome of all seasons, a Christmas away from home. But thousands will find packa-es returned, or learn they were never delivered, or sadly Find the thanks dutiful rather than spontaneous. Nau v iratuck residents who send Christmas gifts to the men and women in the service oi' our nation should see to it that they mail the jal'ts in strict accordance with the post office regulations. These rules are established to assure that as much can be sent, and- as safely, us possible. The parcel must not be over .'.G inches in combined lenyth and girth —about.thc si-/.e of an ordinary shoe box. Use either one of the regulation cartons sold "in stores, or a carefully measured substitute. Next, contents. Xo matches, or explo- y jvc's—they might destroy a shipload of mail. Xo lifjuor. No liquids unless s<> wrapped as not to break and ruin other things. No food in the tropics except hard candies, "Nothing which duplicates articles already in the receiver's possession. He may have to carry them on his back. He wants: Writing materials; reading matter in 'pocket editions; .family pictures; pipe -c'lonners: .handkerchiefs in the color of his service or plain while; his favorite soap shaving materials suitable to his station (electric ra/ors will nol work- without current): food which can be safely transported; anything else you know he wants ar needs. Weigh box and contents to be sure the total is not over five pounds. Put his name and address inside thc package, then wrap securely and address exactly as his mail is addressed, not- forgetting his serial number.' Do not forget your own return address inside and outside the parcel. Then he'll get it safely. Flying across the Atlantic was once a feat, warranting streamer headlines. Now a London dispatch estimates that since the war b^gan, morn than -.0,000 fliers have crossed thc ocean. AVhat do the isolationists make of this? The financing of this war is simple. We just don'I. buy so many things; and that's easy beca.use there are not so many things to buy. The climax of this war should conio with Hitler and Gen. De Gaulle shooting it out, at ten paces; but gentle Adolf is a.t'»ufi 'of weapons. r DO YOU REMEMBER? Tjom The Files Of The News 20 Years Ago Mrs. A. L., Zohvis of Baltimore, Md,, visited her parents, Mi', and Mr*. Joseph Stein of North Main direct, Union City. o—O—o New touchers at thc high -school Cor thc year of 192-I-2-I wore Edward Kchoe, Aldlnu Merrill, Doris Gower. Ethel Mac Kenny, and Margaret Kelly, N Charles Silicic, principal, announced, o—O—o 30 Years Ag-o Mabel Men-It o. Bridgeport was visiting In thc borotiRh as thc guest of Ruby freeman of Falrvfcw nvenuc, o—O—o OlK'c, Mnzcl, nncl Gladys Ryan of Water street T»ero In Mlddlotown. Conn., visiting their grandmother. NAUGATUCK DAILY -NEWS MONDAY, AUOPST 28.-1944 I Around the Clock (By JOHN F. GRKACEN) The regular contortionist of this column has "referred to this writer several times as the Sage of Brpokfie.d. T don't quite know where lie picked .up that appellation because '.sage' refers to either the brush that grows on. tho western plains or an old seer and 1 don't fancy myself as either one. Being a guest columnist has both its advantages and its disadvantages. Most persons who undertake to be so-called guest columnists do so at a very great risk. Many, and perhaps most, newspaper men don't earn enough raazuma to pay for a bathing- suit much less a law suit, and therefore I hope that you, dear reader, will overlook any remarks that would perhaps lead to my financial embarrassment. Some persons think that a guest columnist, not having to write the column every day, might take the 'Freedom of the Press' a bit too seriously. But since the writer has neither the desire, the financial nor the legal means of writing a libelous article, he will undertake to describe the hamlet which he calls "my hometown." Brookfield, Connecticut is a quiet demure little town seven miles, or about 2,020 rods, 'north of Danbury off route 7. The heart'of this petite little village is known as Brookfield Center and is situated at the top of a steep hill, hidden from the highway by hills" and foliage. According to the census report of 1940 the population is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1-200. A.t present almost 10 per cent of that number is serving with the armed forces. Brookfield Center itself boasts of only one business establishment, the Village Store, which combines a grocery store, a gas station and the Post" Office. There is, however, another service station halfway up the hill from route 7. ' The other part of town is referred to as the Iron Works and is really the center of civilization as far as business is concerned. There is located the railroad station, feed store, two roadside rests adorned by gas pumps, several tourist cabin establishments, a grocery store and a package store which destroys the theory that Brcokfielciites drink nothing but hard cider and corn squeezin's. Brookfield also 'has three churches, one in the Iron Works and two in the Center, as that part of town is called. As I said before, we have become civilized enough to warrant the N. V., N. H. & H. It. "'B. to run a passenger train through four times a day, barring Sundays/That is practically our only _ont- sid'e connection with the world at large as even radio reception is poor when you consider that many of us haven't, outgrown our old fashioned headsets. During almost every heavy storm the clec- trie current goes off which leaves -us with only our homemade candles and oil iam'ps to'guiUe us up to bed. The 'phones usually go on the 'blink' during these storms also because the old crank type models are getting 1 a jit tic worn out. As no main water supply reaches us out in the wilds, we resort to surface wells, artesian wells and springs. We are, however, rewarded by excellent roads which were no doubt trespassed by Dan'l Bcone. Contrary to common opinion they are not rolled up at night and taken in as some people would have you believe, but we do cover the last four miles on swinging vines, AVe have our own town hall, ration board, the 0. P. A. (it misses no one), ami grammar school. We are also possessors, of a fine and efficient fire department. In fact it is so fine that; the fire horses won't associate with an ordinary work hurse on a farm. Farming, incidently, is the main occupation of the residents with both dairy and truck farm : ing having a good hold. Yes, beauty is really ours with our rolling meadows and majestic hills. I would even go so far as to say it is the garden spot of Connecticut—perhaps the whole world, with- the temperature 10 degrees cooler in the summer and that number warmer in winter. And now back to my first paragraph. After lauding and praising the town. which for the past three and a half years has been my homo town, do you honest- • ly feel that this writer should -be called the "Sage of Brookfield'."' Yours truly thinks-he shojild be known .henceforth as the "Patriarch of Brookfield." Adciu! GLAMOR GIRL! "YOUR MIND AND BODY" By LOGAN CJ-KNDJ-JNING, M, D. The Dark Myslx'iy 01' Early Gray B.ULV THERE ARE a good many more- things we don't know about the hair than the facts we do know. I keep being asked: "What is the cause of Braying hair, and what shall I do about it?" • Anybody who takes a good look at me knows 1 either don't know a thing about the answer to that ^onc, or don't give u cuss. Also my mail is constantly loaded with questions about how to stop falling hair, tind whiit is the cause of baldness, and I havor.'t the faintest idea. Nor docs anybody else .although a lot of them try to kid you into con- liclence that they do. Just lot mo ask two simple questions in reply. "Why arc men so much more often bald than women'.'" And—"Why are bald headed men seldom gray?" If you take a census or. your 'way downtown you'll sec it's true, but why—that is a question mark. 1't is unusual to see a man over 55 who docs not fall into one of these three-classes: (1) bald on top: (2) gray without baldness; (3) gray at the temples, thinner on top. ITcinatiiru Gray Hair The premature gray hair situation is full of unanswered problems. Why do many men and some women gray only at the temples while the top of the head retains its youthful hue? If gray hair is due to some general chemical change in tho body, such -as lack of a vitamin, why aren't all the hairs al'feeted at tho same time and to the same degree? Premature graying is sometimes really premature—I know of a girl~ 14 years old who has many gray hail's and has had some since the age of Ms. She is in perfect health, not otherwise unusually mature. And there are dox.ens of cases of hair that grayed and then came hack to its original color. Jackson and McMurtry's textbook 'on the hair cites the case of a man with black hair ;ind beard who 'had sudden loss of color from both beard and scalp .then during the next five years gra'dual restoration of color. Then .after a few years "he grayed again, and again . came back to the original shading.. The cycle repeated itself a' third time in 30 years. During all this time there was no ill health. Dr. G. W. Griffiths reported the case of a fireman who had had gray" hair, for eight years. He had been .'blond. At a fire he was exposed-'-to cx- trcme cold for a long time, all but his scalp, which was protected by a wool skull cap under his helmet., Twenty-four hours later his hair- began to turn black. '. '.'•-• Experiments Disappointing ".Restoration of gray hair' 1 - is one of those phrases like "fountain of youth" that sounds better than .it works out in practice. It all began wih some experiments on rats. By shaking a watery -solution of liver extract, yeast or rice bran w.ith fuller's earth the thia>- mine, riboflavin and pyrldoxine are removed leaving- a solution of the "filtrate factor." Rats . fed- with a diet containing: the other vitamins but lacking the filtrate factor soon show patches of grruy fur and other evidences of senescence. On adding the filtrate factor to the diet again these symptoms clear up. It is known that this factor contains panthothcnic Agony Of War Impresses President On His Trip' ' Ky HELEN ESSARY (Central Press Columnist) New Caledonia A Prize U. S. Might Well Seek WASHINGTON — Much will be | pictures of its natives and mines v.-i-ittcn'-and miked about the look and manner of President Roosevelt at his first press conferences following his return from his trip to thc -South .Pacific and Alasku. It will be said that thc president looked tired, that his voice was not strong. That his manner lack- ecl the old Roosevcltian timbre ai-.d .and snow-capped mountain ranges and prize cows, its' coral reefs, church festivals, its squid, its frightened lobsters and French officials in- ceren.ooiu.1 dress.— all done in nice colors with come- hither shudinpr. Thc Frcncn oHlcials are definitely important to New Caledo- b . .- - •his personality failed to glow with j ,,j a . The island is a Free French island. Tt was'discovered two years before our Declaration of Indepen- Prcsident Roosc- ! donco by -A. soil-going Scotsman, its characteristic sparkle. These criticisms are true and fair criticisms. velt was a subdued man. He was more subdued than at any time I have seen and heard him at the end of one of his usual bi-weekly news conferences in his oval study. I have my personal explanation .of ..the quiet that sat so heavily on his shoulders. He has seen too much of the war," seer, it with his own eyes, to return a. jubilant, self- confident conqueror. Ho has seen men dying:. Xot patched up for neat public appearance at base hospitals. But dying with thc life blood running from open wounds. The anguish of the war has made his soul sick. Thc immensity of the Pacific which travelers say frightens tho stoutest of warriors has put fear into his own spirit. Ho has not been able to escape •the fueling; of tho enormity of the task he and tho people of the United States whom he represents have undertaker.—nor the realization of what terrifying work is yet to ijc done. Mrs. Roosevelt came back from her tour of the Pacific with the same subdued manner. Not for weeks after the journey did she James Cook. - Captain Cook promptly named the new land New Caledonia. It reminded him of the banks and braes of his own native country. But you haven't told me where the island is?—Just a minute—It's down somewhere near Xcw Zealand. Roughly speaking, about 900 miles north of same and not more than 730 miles east of Australia as a. South Pacific crow flies. Under 4 tho rocks of New Caledonia are rich deposits of nickel, chromuim, cobalt and iron. In case we do talk General de Gaulle out of this strange land—and I don't see why we shouldn't talk somebody out of SOMISTHIN'G after all our" trouble in trying to save the world—Xew Caledonia has a pleasant tropical, climate, salubrious breoxes ,a.nd that south sea island atmosphere'so desired by wanderers and those weary of the tumult oi' civilization. Broadway and Elsewhere 700 " field movie "theaters" have already been set up In France, outside the cities B t least 500 shows arc K'"""^ every night, some all n<£»H- •"_"<muddy and, weary GI's crowd the [cntL and stables and barns when word flasHcs that there is "show" on. They wr applatid; every pretty jji eU with wolf-howls as f on...In one of these ( -•theaters," thc picture was Hardy's Blonde Troubles, ••• •-"•• the ByJACKLAIT * 1S up and shouted: -Oy-by ME .should be such troubles"' A BLOODLESS BRAWL, in the heart of the rum and rumba see- to,, m- the door of one of me , class clubs, involved some inler- estir.g names: Lois DC , Fee, the Eiffel eyeful; Comdr. Antonov.c, of thc Yugoslavian Merchant Marine; Lt. Louis Vargas, flight surgeon in the air forces, of Brazil and son of its President. Lo.s had been seen- steadily with Vargas. But she was coming outr of the bistro with thc Yugoslav — when they ran into the Brazilian— wno was with a beautiful showgirl. Thc gesticulating was smncihing monumental—but Lois, who could probably lick both warriors, put her C-foot-3 between them and averted an incident which, who knows, might have been referred to Dumbarton Oaks. MARJORIE HASSETT, who has a hard-hittinjj first-baseman in her own family, nurses a secret crush on Capt. Hank Groenberg — secret even from Hanh. who's in China Grandpa will get a twinge when he reads that Anna Hold's granddaughter enters college next month ...Joan Edwards and Luba Malina have worked up a routine for camp and canteen shows, a takeoff on the Cherry Sisters — and they'll supply their own fruit and vc^lables .Musicians' Union Emperor Caosav Petrillo has issued another decree — the bandleaders must call off their convention, or else!.. -No "holiday" on mailing liquor to any serviceman, in or out of the country, for Christmas... Vaughn Monroe, on the Paramount stnge, will play opposition to himself when his first film. "Meet the People," goes into Loew's Suite, across the street... Bca Abbott, who sings in Henry Jerome's band, and Pfc. Danny \VeJks, who blew blue in the sobbing sax for Herb:e Fields, wh e w woo ! arc You're Telling Me! By. WILLIAM RITT (Central 1'rcrss Writer) - , . - .., SHOES, according to an item, seem again her usual vigorous sell. ; WC1 . ( , Un( , fi] . £l wca ,.jtig appavol in- It will be longer weeks still bo- fore Mr. Roosevelt, can even pretend to be a cheer leader. Hc is a much subdued man. vented by man. That probably makes tho first message ever sent —a bill from the cobbler's. , , . .The common centipede has just "New Caledonia would be a nice , 30 , not/lOO, we've just learned. — Thc rc go those old scientists, ruin- spot for this country to. own— after the war." This is tfio sub- i-osa.-hopo~.lh.it is being spoken .softly among the members of one of olMcial Washington 'group. "It's as beautiful an island as there.is on earth.'.Besides, there are its great mineral resources and its value-as a fueling station—come '.•another'war." ..•Where:.is New Caledonia? How did it-get there? Who owns it .now? These primary questions arc asked quick:,v by people like you and me when thc place is spoken of. I passed thc questions on to tho National Geographic society, •The National Geographic sent me back a ' beautiful map. a nest of maps ,to be exact. Likewise, thc ,'issuc of their magazine telling of New Cal'edonia and showing pretty "S another lovely illusion. acid. Those' experimental results can 'be carried over into natural hu- •man experience, but only in a very disappointing way. -The wife ot one of the most eminent dcrma- .tologists '.of my acquaintance tried ]the: anti-gray hair factor on herseli: and reports that "restoration" is a gross exaggeration: it turns the hair a kind ot dirty yellow— the color ; 'of old rope. Incidentally, the discoverer .of the anti-gray hair factor looks a good deal more like Santa Claus on top of his head than he. does like George Raft. He looks more like-Socrates in-the face than he docs like. George Raft, . • That easterner who lias s|tiMit, 12:5 dnys in juil for .0 (raffle violations must feel :!* (.hough he's caught in a revolving door. Souvenir hunters tore thc feathers from the headdresses of * :'s- it.ing Indians at a film preview, look who's doing the scalp- Now One ' must look forward, not backward, to keep :v job, according to an editorial. How • about the guy who docs thc "Ten Years Ago Today" column? IN THIS, our next-to-last 1944 column, we will close up the series on would-be song writers. We have had thousands of letters, and the preponderant sentiment is that thc field is barred to newcomers and that thc American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a closed trust which Biddle should riddle. To a certain degree, this is true. To a slighter extent, thc same condition confronts amateurs who seek to break in or. writing plays, movies, books and radio scripts. But there is one unique .difference —there are no agents for composers or lyric writers, whereas all ihe other fields have them in super-abundance. Producers and book publishers are as Icary of unknowns—fear that they may put out something and lind it was cribbed. But they have confidence in established agents, for whom they open side- doors. Why no such middlemen over cropped up in the song industry is hard to explain. From observation, I would say that for every person itching to write a book, n play- or ft film, there arc a thousand confident they can create songs. Your columnist has had numerous songs published, two of them highly successful. • But hc has mingled for years with • the insiders, knows most of thc publisher^ by their first names and talks thc lingo of the trade. My advice to all who arc ambitious to write songs is that they start an organization: through inexpensive ads in national media they could quickly find each other. Then they could subsidize nn agcnt for the time it would take him to begin to make sales. There is no such animal, but they could make crash one. those Hc, in time, locked doors. could They could also got in on or start a sustaining radio program on' which only unpublished songs would be heard: the publishers would listen in, and if they smellcd merit in a number they would come after it hotfoot. That is the only suggestion I can offer an unorganized body of men and women with artistic labor- pains who. I have found, are legion. CARL BRISSON'S WIFE, Clco, has written a book, "The Thinking Shadow," apparently an autobiography. Brisson would like her to dramatize it and play tho star male part ...Larry Douglas, CBS singer, and Susan Scott, dancer. * BUY WAR BONDS * toa»t the title , of hi« progrcm- "Here's to Romanacc" ^^ ^ Gene Barry, the actor, bavin* M;B : run . at Lu m FonpT?. -.Nancy D^o- thc -red-head who .ere.,,. testa lor MGM thl, werk. l« fiwh. I«S » four-diamond ring on th« ^ Thc way hcr cy< .« an<i htr . ce klcdt a wcddins , is jndl _ a hc is a wc |]-know n ptay . boy , now in the armed, force,./. Bill Bcndix, rugged roughneck reaches stardom In Yank.s." i s the P^-up for th C J>ob,,v,oc k , r » FRANK GALLOPi thc ^ nounccr. and Mary Lou Bcntley arc looking at cozy cottages in Connecticut. . . .Gloria Vatidcrbili will resume, her gossip column in the fall, after she's nursed Pat Dl Cicco back to normal. ..Jinx Filfc- cnburg seen out in Hollywood wiih Al Jolaon. Eut he is only a xtand- in for I,t. Col. Tex McCrary. who .is; in Normandy. ..Elaine C»Mt, slinky Binder at thc Waldorfi Starlight . Roof, getting hourly wires from Lt. j.tj. Robert Stack, whom she mct'when she played in Washington . . . Martha. O'DriacoIl has been "warned" by her nuaisr- ologist to drop the O; but she hat been warned by her sludio that numbers count only .on dic» — wii no dice... But Claire Luce Ot« actress, not the genius) goes ia for palmistry. When she told Diana, the 'palmist at 1-2-3. that her next play will be "Stratford on Avon," the scercss studied her hand again and said: "Undoutlttd- ly something about Shakespeare!" WALTER WINCHELL hit iton the button as usual. Hcdy i*. marr's husband No. 1, Fritz Hand], munitions-faker in Argentina, h« been slapped into Mr. Hull's Cffici*! hound-house. WHEN A BLONDE was found murdered on thc grounds of Manhattan's* Museum of Natural History and thc Hayden Planetarium, that the was first most New Yorkers had ever heard that there were such institutions. \Looking-at Lifei By ERrCH' BBANDEIS Judge Adrian A. Cole of the Municipal Court in Lcwiston, Me, will start a new system next month, which should have every sensible person's approval. In all cases involving: children, a juvenile jury will sit in an advisory capacity. Each jury will be selected by the. local school 'authorities from higii',-,ranking students. -All- court service is to b» outside school hours. We have heard so much aboi:'. juvenile delinquency of late. We have consulted educaion and parents and psychologists and clergymen, but wei haven't been much concerned about what the liids themselves think about th. subject. Judge Cote is showing more wisdom than most of us. It is a most peculiar phenotn- enon that thc average adult h« completely lost the viewpoint °youth. And with the loss of the point of view hc has also lost the understanding. I have never been able to explain how one can become such t total stranger to himself after 20 or 30 years. The very things you now criticize in your children you did your* self when you were a child. The things you now condemn you did and enjoyed when you were as old as your son or your daughter. I have recently talked to many, many youngsters. > Their unanimous complaint is that grown-ups don't understand them. Why? Never having been a physician, a student may become '. physician. Never ing been a lawyer, a young n»i may some day become a loader in law. And yet. every adult having been a child, so few are sufficiently adept in dealing with children. Remember this: A child is imitative. It does what it sees others do. It knows right from wronc only by being told and shown by example what is right and whit is wrong. Remember this also: Children think and reason and have 'e"lings. Respect their thought*, their reasons, their feelings, and >' ou can benefit as much from them s 5 they from you. A child is like a garden. Give it the proper soil, thc proper seed, the proper cultivation, and you will have beautiful flowers M& succulent preens. Xcplcct it and you will h ave weeds and worms and and sin. Thc child is tho garden, the dencr is vou. * , Electrical Supplies Lighting Equipment BOMB 'EM WITH BOMB* Victor — Columbia — Dccc* Record* SWAN ELECTRIC CO. 15 CHURCH ST. TKL. t57« Buxton Wallets CCHNEER ^f cerniT jiwnr*& 4

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