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TUESDAY, .SEPTEMBER 5,i PftgtTour NAUGATlic NEWS Cftt Bail? PubllHhe Every Evening (Except Sunday) by THK NAUOATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUOATUCK. CONNECTICUT u» w.cond claw m«U«r ut Uw port office In 1 month , 3 month* SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payable In Advance $ .75 0 months $2.25 1 year S4.no $9.00 of I'l KlIGl 4 TO JJIfj r !-••»«— • ifiv.p,.. — glance to th<« Fl»* of the Unltod Stutw Anifrlvu and to tin- llepnlillc for which f,»ndi One .mtlon IndlvNIble, with Liberty mid J nutlet: for all." TUKSUAY. SKITKMWKK 5, 1IM1 SYNTHETIC RUBBER Hero in XiiugiitncU \vliore syntliclic rubber is being manufncturod on so \i\r^ a scale that it is playing a very import- »nt part in the nation's war effort, our residents are much interested in reading opinions expressed as to synthetics' lu- tiu-e after the war. It seems to be pretty generally ngreod tluit many now uses for that product will be found" and that the outlook for the .synthetic industry is most promising . The Chelsea, Mass., Record, in commenting- editorially on the subject of synthetic rubber says: ''Any Chelsea motorist who has scrimped and saved his automobile mileage m an effort to make bis tires last the duration will have a decided interest in what is done with our synthetic rubber plants once the war is over. "Since Pearl Harbor wo have built up im industry which promises to put us back on wheels once more; iu ; t'act, is actually siirpassiiij; 1 in production our crude rubber requirements of 3!>40. The British and Butch, who control 90 per cent'of- 'the sources of crude rubber, are reportedly worried over the possibility that we keep our new synthetic industry booming in the post-war years. Already these two nations want to kmnv what our outlook will.be.. "There is little doubt that synthetic rubber will be used in many dometic product!*, once peaco returns. Passenger automobile tires will be a heavy outlet for our synthetic production," 'Among those who believe synthetics are going to be in great demand after ' Colonel Br .Dewey, the war is is retiriug as rubber director. He has expressed tin- opinion that possibly <mc- ludf the- present synthetic plants will continue to be operated in the post-war era. He made the prediction that American chemists would develop better syr.- tlictics. If his prediction comes true, and there is good reason to believe it will, the -synthetic rubber plants eventually may be in a fair way to become ono of the great industries of this nation. QUIET CAMPAIGN So far, this "election lias been very quiet. Alt.hough it will naturally warm up as the formal campaign approaches, people obviously arc not expecting any groat excitement. AVe arc a rnlhor calm people, even in our cxtrom- cst political moods, compared with some other nations that might be mentioned. And lat.torly we grow more so. We go through the formal operations of a .campaign and try to maintain the .established procedures and precedents; but apparently even in this time of almost world-wide upheaval and uncertainty, we have not: started tearing our shirts, and don't expect to. We are really interested in the coming election, and millions of us are very deeply concerned, .but we can still behave in a civilized way. Being calm about our own national at- 1'airs, we can be reasonably calm about other nations, oven while waging two big wars... In short, we Americans seem now to be really grown up. DOQ DETECTIVE Cities short of policemen might be well'advised to make more use of dogs This is the opinion of a Cleveland woman, whose dachshund's barking and scratching-causcd his owner to discover a wallet 'containing $50 in War Bonds, which was then returned to its owner. The same dog had previously recovered n watch, 13. pennies and a horseshoe. "Going to the dogs" may be a good idea. Hitler has more lives than a tomcat, and so far has always lit on his feet. DO YOU REMEMBER? From The Files Of The News 20 Years Ago Four new men were appointed to the police department at u borough board meeting: Walter Goodwin, Richard Ostroni, John Ctilllnano, and Chester F. Bulka. o—O—o Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hulstrunk, Mr. and Mrs, Theodore Hiil-strunlc. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Fitzgerald, Mr. and Mrs.' Timothy Reardon, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kluly. James Kiely, and James O'Sul- Hvon attended u clambake In Bethany. . . o—O—o 30 Years Ago Bertha Wigglesworth, Harriet Barnctt, and Mildred Hard were at Laurel Beach, o—O—o Mrs. Margaret Lemand, and sister, Annie White, of Bridgeport visited Mrs. E. H. Jones of Cemetery street. Around the Clock Nancv Smith of Cottage street recently spent several days in Thomastoii as {'he u'uest- <>f.'Dr. find Mrs. Thomas F. Baxter of that place Joseph Grant, genial paymaster of the U. S. Enbbor Co. footwear plant, reports that the beaches down West-port way are_ ideal for vacation purposes Patrick 1.1. Kelley, Naiigatuck' Chemical impres- sario,'who has boon week-ending at .Hay- view all summer and acquiring that beautiful eoat of tan, recently was a business visitor in New York city. Rev. Joseph Kochunas of St. Mary's parish has returned from Virginia where' he spent his vacation with his brother, a resident of -Richmond. He reports the weather in the south very, very hot Charles Hcbbs for-many years a resident of Cliff street, recently left Naug-a- tuck to take up his residence in Watertown. Charlie commutes daily to his duties at the U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant Albert Slavas of Fairview avenue, spent the Labor,day holiday with his family in Northampton, Mass. Shirley Bowers, 248 Maple street, celc- 1,rated another birthday Saturday. She was I'oted at a party, attended by Chester Is hell, Jr., Jack Lent. Jean Chiswell, Laura Pleo, '.Betty Churchill, r.ldward Goodyear, William Smith, and JMar.'jorio Bowers. Shirley's sister. A lot of fun was had by all' Mrs. Walter Bieinan of the Natigati;cc Chemical office will join her husband at Tonapah, Nevada, where lie is stationed. PTc. Bieman is in the air corps Joe Orafacc, U. S. Navy, formerly of the Nangatuck Chemical Co., was a recent visitor in tlic borough. We went out to a golf course over the weekend. We had planned to play at least 54 holes during the long weekend, but ran out of balls before getting to the llth hole of the first 18. So we decided to store our sticks in the closet until next year, hoping that our game improves with age. Twelve-year-old Henry Novocinski, one of the" News' carriers, proved to he a lad of high courage and virtue, when ho turned 'over $.1,000 in cash to his father, John Novocinski, which be bad received as "hush money" from three youngsters who had found $4.-'-170 in a keg of used nails. Mr. Novocinski immediately called the police and Chief John J. Goi-inley and Sgt. Anthony Farrar be- iran an investigation which resulted in the recovery of the money. The lads who had the money in their possession were 10, ]2 and 14. years old respectively. Of the total sum,' only $187 remained unaccounted for. Imagine what might have happened if some older boys had' the money fall into their hands. All in all, it was good work with all concerned. Here's an address: :Sgt. J. F. Fitzpatrick, 11065316, Hq. Btry., 624th Field Artillery Cosn. Bn., Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri We've still got a few of those memo books for servicemen left, after sending out about 1,000. Anybody who still has an ad'dress and hasn't turned it in to us, should do so at his earliest convenience. The .things are handy little objects that are greatly appreciated. "When you think of all the good men lost, in this'war," says a sad'tViend, "you CMPtkiNG THE SWORD just want to sit down and bawl,' that docs no good. But '.' •'-•"Vt.-i-^--'-' - * n '''"' 1 '• "YOUR MIND AND BODY" - M. 11- The Dnim.'it-ic-AV'iii' Ag;iinsi; '.Diphj-.Vieria THE AMERICAN Medical Association h;is for many years ru- portod the deaths ..from diphtheria, over the United States. The 194o i-eoort has -not yet been; printcu. Biit in .T.l-12 there was no report- borausc there were 116 deaths from diphtheria in "the United.SUtcs. ; . This is probably the most im- port-mt mpdicr.il event of the decade. It throws 'the sulfa drugs and' penicillin into the shn.cc. It is a truly epoch-malting' advance. l'r you hi.cl told a practitioner of medicine in 3S90 Ihsit such a result was going to be accomplished he would not have believed one word' of it, even a then-up-to-date practitioner who was in the van- •'iiard of progress, on the then new Perm" theory and' all' it-would accomplish for the .human race. - . I select the year 1890, - because that w.'is just before diphtheria antitoxin for treatment was introduced. At that time the average death rate from diphtheria was 50 per 100,000 in the United States The curative value of rliphthi-ria antitoxin cut the death rate until by 1020 it was 30 per J 00,000, Diphtheria Treatment That was the first groat stop in diphtheria control. It was due to effective means of treatment after diphtheria had invaded. The second great step .was in prevention of diphtheria, so that nobody would cateli it and that was by the use of diphtheria tox- oid This can be said to have beer, begun about 1020. It was then that health departments began a systematic campaign of prevention in children of the pre-schoo, "fee what this second step—the preventive step—has accomplished In .1.920 the mortality was 13. bv 1D30 it was 0. -By 13-10 it was ijss than one per 100,000 of the population.- And-in 19-12 it was Hero. No wonder the practitioner of 18DO would regard such 'a miracle UK impossible. The result has been accomplished not by any sudden discovery in science, but by the patient education of the public, . so that they' would accept the enforcement of this health measure on all children .r.ot ' only graciously but. gratefully. ' • • -.-; Enforcement- is- 1 ; the rule now :ind"one might "say that an article such as this addressed as an . appeal to-parents to be-;9ure their, children are .protected, before they first enter school is unnecessary because health officer's will take the job off their hands and 1 do' .it anyway'But in answer .to'.-that ; it must'bo recognized that'/'etRrnsl vigilance is the price of.'safety. When the danger .has' been-re : dticcd to almost' nothing," i.ndiffer.-'. ni-.cc begins and even .active top-.' position. But the germs '-of i diph-; thcrla do not relax .vigilance/. Hiding in some carriers"-.throat' 1 oc 'nafi-'j.l secretions, they.'.'lio. ready to break out at the slightest.-suggestion of letting down !tHe bars. In some slates the carrier'-, rate -is 13 per cent of the population'.. -. Besides.for the education of the parents it is necessary because the danger of diphtheria is greatest in the prc-school ages—CO per cent of cases occur in those under fj years of age. No age,. however,' is completely immune. The. recom-. menclation of.'.most.- authorities,:, based on, wide . cxperienc,e^lS'..th'at the best time for diphtheria .to'x-. ^fct^WASHINGTON WAUER WINCHELL Coast-to-Coast Trade Mark Restored. CopyrJKhl:, 131.1. Dally Mirror'! No-Paint-During--War State Department And Edict Leaves Blair House White House Shabby Continue To Glisten Special to Central Tress WASHINGTON—.1C ever a place looked . like . the boss rind the fnmily wore siw.iy.it is the White House now..It reminds in 15 of the bijr house ,1 miner built when ho struck it rich and then lost interest in'when the mine stopped paying. As J peered- through the i-ustir.g iron fence; oC the Executive Mansion .and' grounds- I though:, the whole place, had. .an air of a deserted"'mining.', town. "Tfic • paint is hanging:."jCroni the outer- .walls of the .-house-in shr.&ls. Actually, .the sandstone supports seem to bo pcel- ir.g- oil' in layers. .-That.'unhappy addition put at the Capitol side of the mansion built principally for the use of James F.' Byrnes, War Mobilization director, which addition by the way I undcrslu.nd is unhappiei- yet because oC Mr. Roosevelt's let down of his .old friend's viee-prcsider.tfal hopes at the Chicago convention, is still unpointed. It is now a dirty yellow This makes a not too pleasing contrast with the dirty white of the White House. The 1 old administrative oHicas of the White House wticr'e. the president works and receives cailcrs is the same color as the White House proper MVs. Roosevelt has refused to. let the last addition be painted any color at. all Mrs, Roosevelt, so I patiicr, won't let any pointing or repairing be done to the White House until after the war. The inside of the mansion is noticeably in need of freshening u'p but Mrs. Roosevelt says "No! Nothing until after the was-." The president's wife has also closed the White House greenhouse. If the White House needs flowers it can buy them. The answer to this new rule is that few flowers are ever bought. Somebody manages to keep flowers on Mr.- Roosevelt's desk. The White House grounds are looking neglected, too. Mrs. Roosevelt has cut down the number of gardeners to ' one. For the whole big yard-front and back East Lawn find West Lawn. No extra expenditures in war time, says Mrs. Roosevelt. The State department isn't bothered about the effect of extra expenditure in war time. It keeps its flower beds and lawn tidy and gay. Passers by. have counted three or four men. working on. its small plots. Nor docs'the. State department. MAN "BITES WOMAN "low Con* Cl.irc Mice MI*M. Writ/- If She Wf-rc » Nfl* D.-.U :r) The wail mat Berlin i« wnd.nK up every hour on the hour 1b»* been borrowed by the GOP as a party railying cry- ™» . <t hc . old Rods-undcr-lhe-beds ponjcko ,. Berlin is trying to sell the fln» thc moth-eaten notion that if Qer manv KO-S the Commies will Come .?nd y show 'their tooth Over here l ho Repubs have localized, the same lament...It show* you the. impoverished state of the O<UJ. thinking brigade when they srutt thoir victory "'hoop on the rjcapa ring cry of a licked and contemptible enemy. It camo as a surprise to lots of us that the COP had suclva crush on the rest of the world...Foui years ago they were say.ng; that we should stay on our own side ot the ocean and enjoy our isolation. Let Europe settle its oVn squabbles, they shrieked - • • At that i-m<- the Germans <who will be remembered by their own - monuments at Lublin and Maidanek) wore building their ovens for the cremation of babies. . .Check back ov.ir the files of four years ago and remind'yourself how serenely the GOP didn't sive a hoot about what happened . in Europe. Let's revive a quip it is well to bear in mind every lime you health" Red boo...It was said ilrst by Arthur Gin-field Hays—something lili..- this: "When the Fascists wfirn ,-iK.iin Communism it's always with the idea of offering Fascist; protection against it." Incidentally. I haven't heard Cotwesswoman Luce, Gov. Dewey, Gov Green or any of the other Red-jumpy politicos express any frets about the rapid Naziftcation of the Argentine. . .Or is that a country to worry about according to then- usual time schedule—four years loo late? Next campaign to make it clearer. . I/el's Krn.nl that a ,„ year brings .out a,' floor" of'Tri h-'ponaiblo t-ilk. Both faction* charges that Wouldn't aland un Magistrate's • court with a hatlerv of expert perjurers: on each «idT Nobody in much' convinced hv them...The Repubs ocho theii- cn.ndidalr.-3'- claims -and thn D ditlo. They meet- in a bar somebody gets n. punch in the i rind then -they vole the strain! ticket —:. which they would havi; done anyway without any h,^ laing from the .double-talking slumpslcr. BuHhever before h: date sought the .Presidency the peace of the whole world"» responsibility of.office. ..Mr. Dewi-y has, in effect, charged Vr. Hail Mr. Hull has invited Mr. De-*q-' via John Foster Dulles, to submit his views. And what come* of it? A lot of wind about whether Mr. Dulles should have motored to Washington. .Who given a single tarnation whether Mr. Dulics got to Washington riding a broom. slick or piggy-back on Gov. Brici. or? What we yearn to know ji what he said when he got '-here, what peace means to him UK] those he represents. The same go«s for Mr Hull, though ho hasn'v been as secretive in his opwaUonB as his opponents would like you to believe...Mr. Dewcy's spellbinders arc bonding Uic nation's cars iviih claims o! wh.1I. a racket-busier their champ is. Well, war is Ihe biggest raclcK of all. If ho revels in bustinj T.hom, hero is n. prize one to tear into ..And sinco a District Attorney works with evidence, talking turkey ousht.'vo be right dowa Mr. Dewey's alley. • So what's it- laying the turkoy?. ..Mr. -Dewey could euro the hysteria of hu Commy-coked adherents by outlining ! .1. plan that .would prevent the JHeds from setting the winner's share of the world. •oid; ;• prevention is between six •month's and one year of -'igc. The -babies, stand 'it even . better .then than .-later. "Although, indeed, here is'.little to .stand, because reactions to .'the .toxoid.- arc infrequent, 'lo;cal and mild', although some fever and malaise may occur on the ;day following the innoculations, cs- Vpcially- in older children. /.QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.. .M. A,:. If .a person has a hemorrhage from the -stomach would the blood show up, red; or. black? . ;•'Answer: Depends' 'on lio.w long .the -blood''remains in-.the stomach before being vomited.'• If vomited right away'it"is red. If it "is subjected, to -stomach juices for any length of'time.it turns black. If it go.es'-' : through the -intestine it comes out a-black tarry stool. : M..K: Is;, there anything I can do to* prevent nausea and vomiting when rid.ijig in an a-jtomobile? A: The 'mechanism is evidently the-same as 'seasickness. It seems to: me .hardly worth' while to take seasick''.-, : rcrnedics' for this The ears-and-vno'se should be examined, Gas6linc"rationirig is helping you quite- ; a«.;li'ttle/ punctilious as it is, worry about usinK a liule paint before the end of the wai'. The regular paintins* have continued in this solemn old eiliHcc regardless of war restrictions Certainly there's been no rationing of paint, polish or- elbow grease at Blair. House, the government gucijt .housemen ..Pennsylvania ;ive- nue' - "across'.thc wayfrom the While House. The two sections no\v joined as; a residence- and administrative olllce tor visiting dignitaries glow with the brightness'of a canary's breast. In short I mean the houses are paintcii what used to be cailc'l "Colonial Yellow." And right, smart they appear, too. As if somebody wi.-i-e proud of them. They haven't that uninhabited, shabby look of the residence of the president of the richest country in the world. If you wan*, 'a historical note or two on the-White House—architects used to call it "The Finest Gentleman's House in America." It was designed by James Hoban, supposedly after the residence of the Duke of Leinstcr in Dublin. Investigation shows however, that a number o£ houses in England, Ireland and even several in Poland arc closer 1 to.the president's house than the assumed Dublin model. The East Room was not entirely finished until 3S30. Thomas Jefferson who seems to have been Republican (that was wl^.it Democrats were called then) on paper and conversationally, was ir. private life 1 , -an aristocrat. He gave the unfinished White House a luxurious character. (Jefferson's dressing room was large enough to hold "Eleven fashionable chairs of crimson and gold.") President and Mrs. James Madison lived at Colonel Taylor's Octagon-House now standing at 2S T cw York avenue and Eighteenth street, while the President's House (;is it was then called) was being rebuilt after having been burned in 1S13 by the British invaders. The Blue Room, whose walls arc hung with silk of steel blue and over whose windows golden eagles are perched, is regarded as one of tine most finely proportionel rooms in the entire country. Lublin and Maidanek have been reddened (to borrow Clare J-ucc's columns) and Wai-saw has not...Which would she prefer to live in as of now? During your radio boy's holiday, there was an uproar from the stump speakers over a handout to squal Prcs. Roosevelt's radio time for the Bremerton speech ... Whether it was political or' not is not much'to fight about at a time like this. Bu I'm for_giving "the Repubs all the time they crave for popping off...As a New Dealer, I love to hear the GOPsters ga-b. Every time Mr. Browncll lets out another anjruishod "we wuz robbed" it throws mo out of bed with laughter. Mr. Brownell is my favorite ma:|-\vho-tnlks-bnck- to-himsclf since Frank Van Hoven was in vaudeville. . .At. the time a Congressional Committee, stacked with Repubs, was trying to show up Sidney Hillman's PAC as the devil himself, Mr. Erowneli was telling the world that the working man was so irked by the Killman tactics that he was coming over to the Repub sides in droves. . .What Mr Erowneli failed to shine the | light on was what all the shooting is for. One thing Mr. Erowneli has no time for at all is a brass tack. You're Telling Mel By WILLIAM HITT (Central I'ress Writer) ADOLF HITLER has but one question to put to his advisors. It's, "Veil, .swinchunUe, where can we bide?" .With the coming of the foot- bnll season, . more sweater boys than sweater; twirls will pet their pictures in the paper. .Turkey is still pondering whether or not lo jump on the Allied victory train — and the caboose is rolling; by the station! When the post-war auto industry returns to full capacity Zadok Dumkopf predicts the lowly pedestrian will once a.crain return to the curbstone from whence he spranp. A new computing machine Is said to be able to answer any problem. That should cut the S6-1 question down to less than G-l ccr. Is. Those Nazis, ulUMnpf.iiiff to flee t.lin French front in horse-drawn vehicles, must realize It Is the last limr they will ever hold the whip hand. As a :Xcw Dealer, I'd like to hear more from Gov. Dewey.... Never have I craved more of a speech than the Gov's dissertation on Pros. Hoosevclt's' responsibility for unemployment. I thoufrht at first the whole thins: was a. typographical error, or ihni some mischievous printer had inserted Dcwpy's name in the piece...For the one thins: I never expected to live to see was n Republican oilice- scekcr brinprinp" up unemployment ...Goodness, that's the same kind of social mispiay as mentioning: G-oneral Sherman in Dixie. What's all this coyness about not letting the voters chew up the varying opinions on what kind of peace there is ^oinp: to be?...Mr. Mull, Mr Dulles and Mr. Dewey prefer that -.his be kept out of the campaign. In Heaven's name, why? It's the bi£pest thins *in our lives, in the life of our country. There is no future for any of us that isn't either improved or destroyed by the nature of the peace. Krinpr it out and let us sec what we're huyinp-. , .Mr. Dewey reported himself disturbed by "reports" that the proposed parley u-as full of booby traps for Uncle Samson. Reports from where? From whom?. ..Ho hasn't the rijjht to alarm us with vague threats of disaster. Let him state the source of the reports and let the voters decide if they arc reliable, fantastic or dreamed -up... One of those "from what I hear" suspicions is a pretty shaky pint- form on which to rest a decision that means either life or death to American boys. Incidentally, ihe GOP. with UK lion's share ,of the press on the parly's side, didn't offer to split their papers . when they holler^ i 'for' a heavier helping from the Bct : \ works.. .Fair's fair, but xvbat'sthe sense, of cari^-ing it to silly-ec- ireracs? • ... • EST in VOCR FCTGRE * ill IhN.M-hool will c.-irry yotl far-Is* ? iho l»uwJli'-s.- \v,,rl,l. O>ur>--?' for morfi-^ {THE PERRY SCHOOL } •S-.-.*..-.. , ;»rrii-l:il tir-'k-c SHicxil •'} » nrnnii r.lil-. • W«tfft»ry.J ^»^*^^^»»»*», Beautify your home ' We recommend Murphy Di-Cote Enitncl for a beautiful finish of loej enduring wear. 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