Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on September 22, 1944 · Page 4
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Page Four NAUGATUOK DAILY NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 1944 (gfte 3Bafl? Published Every Evening (Except Sunday) by THE NAUOATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUGATUCK, CONNECTICUT 2338 mid 2330—All De|wrtHii>ul» CnturcU ua ttucond class mattnr nt the post office in NuugntueU, Conn. SUBSCRIPTION Puyublu In Advance 1 month I .73 0 months ...'.,.., .$-1.50 3 month* J2.25- 1 year $9.00 The Unltud l-'vctm hast tho exclusive right to use for rcpublicntion In any form, nil news dispatches credited to this pnpur. It Is ulso exclusively entitled lo usi! for republlcatlon nil the local and undated news published herein. WHY POSTPONE? "AVu can deal with unemployment wlion we come to it," ,«ays Represcnta- tivo Harold JCiintsrin of Minnesota, discussing the unemployment provisions of t.lio Congressional dcTnobilixntion bill. In spite ol! the congressman, this is a good deal like defiling with war when wo come to it, or with typhoid when an epidemic hits a city. Casualties are hard to combat ir.wil.hing is done about them until they arrive. Prevention is a. .lot easier than cure, The time to do something about postwar unemployment is now. •UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT". „_ I'MUIGK TO TIIK FI-AG—"I pledge ullf- Kllkllfl! tO tllU 1'lllK Of til.' Unltl'll StlltCM Of .America and to -tlm .Kr|>iil>llc for which It itfiiKN, One iiitllnn Indivisible, with l,II>urt.v Mini .fiintlvu for all." S1TKMIIKK 32, I'.lll DO YOU REMEMBER? From The Files Of The News RESPONSIBILITY OF VOTERS The fact that f>78 Xaugatiiok residents have been made voters since last May shows a commendable 1 desire on their part tu t.'Xerrisu the prerogatives, of citizenship, and that they appreciate the privileges they enjoy under our republican Conn of government, Tt also speaks well t'or - their interest in the c.ilming presidential elect inn. Their admission to the elector's until places upon them the responsibility of performing their duly as citizens by going lo I he polls on election day and casting their ballots for I he candidates of jheir choice. They should no|: fail in this duty, whenever elections are held, for in this country our people are governed with the consent of the governed, us expressed by the majority. Undoubtedly these new voters will take full advantage of their franchise next. Xnvc'inher, but they should conlinne national, state and local future. They will alwas 20 Years Ago Ernestine Simmons, of Elmwood street and Clarence Scott of North Church street, were married with Hazel Parks and Theodore Scott-Smith attending the couple. LeRoy Scott and Donald. Wooc served ;is ushers. o—O—o In a letter to the News, "XY2" upheld the manner in wnich the dances of the students of Naugatuck high school were conducted, saying Unit they were orderly, and properly chaperoned. They had trouble those days, didn't they? o—O—o 30 Years Ago John Roche, Thomas Reilly pendent Drum John Ziegler, William . wore elected officers of corps tho , and Jnde- to do so at all elections in (ho at a meeting o!' the group, o—O—o Victor Anderson, Sydney Edwards, and Harry Nodine returned to Storrs to resume their studies nt tlie Connecticut Agricultural college. o—O—o Henry .Morton broke his arm while playing football with the neighborhood boys. He was treated by Or. J. J. Carroll. do that il' they prix.e their citizenship a? highly us they should. CONNECTICUT, SAFEST STATE Figures ivlonsed by the Xaliotial Safety (luiinoil show that during 1!)4." Con- Ttfeticut was (he. saiVsL state in tin. 1 Union so far as ail types of acc'idents wore- concerned. The all-resident death rale in Connecticut during .1.9-1-0 was f]2.o per 10U.UOO population, the lowest rate in the Union. Jt is iiiLerosting to note that the homo was ilit 1 nios{ dangerous plaec .for Coin iiocticnt residents last year. The Safety Omicil 's re-port shows that (,liu accidental deaths of all types except those in the home, decreased in 1043. as compared with :I942. Jlomo fatalities increased from 442 in 1<)-H> to 4G5 in 194.x Of the home accidental deaths, it is sta.ted, absorption of poisonous gas resulted in the deaths, o!.' 14 more persons than in .'1E)42, and fiivs, burns am! explosives increased their loll by IS. A study of these figures should inak all of us resoh'c to be m<>iv careful t guard against; such accidents as thos wiiieh every year take a (fill of liumai life in homes. 'Undoubtedly some of th fatal mishaps were due to neglect to take precautions against haxards or failure to remain safety-conscious at all times Around the Clock who AV;IS walking along Maple street the other day with a box of chocolates uudur her arm, was slopped near tin.- firehouse, and before she could proceed again the firemen and The Column had prnclieally emptied the box of Jfdvori rozul, ill Waf.erbiiry cal I reatiuonl,. . i- ils we hear. r?. Vei:a ami lie.r son, I'dr A couj.ile nt 1 WASHINGTON «y UKMiX (Central Prcwv Columnist)' Mystery: Is There Really A Will F. D. R. Wear . A Uniform For Paris Comraander-In Chief Suit? Triumph Parade? WASHINGTON"—It's just .1 story J beard. J. don't vouch for its truth. J2ut it docs tie in with that report jy w;iy of J-omJon •iooscvolt j'.s going thai. to WALTER WINCHELL Coast-to-Coast Trade Mnrk Registered. Copyright, 39-H. Daily Mirro jlj Looking at Life \ iiinor s ea^e.s ul' arc rgi- ion- A BAZOOKA RECORD A road. Not much has been heard lately, b\ the homr folks, of those weird Amcrie; weapons called "bazookas." but they're doing their bit, and their efficiency is a inspiration to many a small fighting outfit, .Here is a little account of the way they perform, as described by an American observer in a recent action. Tt. iu- vnlved ;i bazooka, team composed of ,1'l'c. Walter 0. Goidelslein of Bennett, la., find Pfc. George ,J. Caldwell of Morlaiidj (la., aged respectively ~2'2 and :2() years. German tank came rolling up the and these two fellows, known as .Butch anil Muscles, cut loose with their ba'/ooka,s. They had five rockets ami liniito use them thriftily. The first sh'ot hit the German tank'in the rear. It went on for 30 yards, then blew up with five men inside of it. The second tank- approached, with its German officer sticking his head out. The bazooka promptly eliminated him and his 'crew. The third tank then moved up. and the .first bazooka shot slammed into its side annihilated that crew. The fourth lank started kicking up to get away, but wa.s .hit squarely on tho nose at 75 yards, and the crew eliminated. The whole operation took onlv about 10 minutes. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rockhill of 85 Aetna street were blessed with a baby g'irl at Waterbury hospital Wednesday. Both mom and daughter were reported doing splendidly by authorities Pfc. Bcrbas, U. S. M. C,, son of Mr, and Mrs. Gustave Borbas, 9 Diamond street, Union City, hit Long Beach, Cal,, after a trip'to India and back aboard a troop transport, and the first thing he did was wire fcr $10 from his folks. He also sent home a bit of embroidery to his mother, made in India, with a copy of the Taj Mahal on it. And the old man got some cigarettes that the British smoke, which butts Mr. Borbas wouldn't give to a dog. Louise Grieder, 42 Fuller street, is receiving her mail at Waterbury hospital. I.INT KliOM A m.VK sicnr,i-: SUIT CL.Yrmi: T_,i;cn:. tin: actress, and Clarr T.itee, the from Conn., have been getting each other's mail for years. The similarity in their monickers has embarrassed them no little, too.... The situation was crowned on 'Wednesday Imominp when the Herald Tribune ran a photo of Sgt. Leroy Luce astride the Belgian- Reich border—and captioned that Lorny was the Represent.-!.!.: ve's brother when he actually is the actress's. . .Talk about boners, the column had Co], Carlos .Romiilo (he helped rescue M.'icArthur and Qne/.on) hack with MacArthur when lie war. in tho mid-west speech - making...A Protestant Church at Lynd hurst, X. J., has a sinn in Hebraic which reads: "To Our Jewish Neighbors: Huppy New Year!". . .Many groans from readers who wagered S2 on Black Night at .Laurel. . .We distinctly said "2nd :,imc out!"...As Maine wont—so went Hoover, Land on and \Villkie. of Joe'DiAlaggio, of !.hc New York Yankees, now in the Pacific war arena. EVI3.V THE USUALLY PLACID X. Y. Times got riled at an ostrich competitor and .seared its hide by name. A rare sight to see the Times indulging in an iritcr-.-icn-.sp.ipor i.u ss.l e. . . .When newsrcc! audiences hear political or.itory about the "Roosevelt depression" they do not. boo or applaud, Just laugh. v ,The current -Modern Screen is the latest to be trapped by one of those things. It features a piece about the hnppy marri/i/re of Susan Hnywnrd and Jeff JJarker, who i-iftod the other day. . ..Madeleine Carroll, the ac- ti-css, iM'es yoijrsaliicc. She shelved a .successful career to join the Re<l Cross overseas without trumpeting or f.-infnre. . .Our pet nnswer to tliosc who use the "He's a foreigner!" fouti.'ie is to remind them !.hc Statue of Liberty is also an immigrant, . lOh, that Wincheil! ve- ve- Andrew Pisani, 1 iTain .street, 'M Falls, M'rs. John M'riore, 4"CenVral nue, ami Thomas Scally, 44 Ni.xon nue, are re.ii'isitereil at St. j\I.iiry ! s lios]')ital. ...... Nominations for the busiest man in to\vii: J^'aymoiid J. St. John, 1o\vn clerk: '.Joe Smith, editor; Waiter Ges- seclc, paintinir. CLARK LKE. Tnl'l News oor- respnndcnf. is back after 3G months overseas in tho Italian, Sicilian and Xormandy invasions. Li.'e is,at St. Luke's Hospital with an ajTonizinpr rheumalic condition ..Lamhs Clul) members are .iniax- cd .11 ihe sudden avalanche of poison-pen loiters, Hit the club like a tornodo. . ,J3wif;ht Fiske's o musing routines fit the Versailles aro the bif; reason for the brisk trade there .Variety editor Abel Green nuth'd "The Spice of Variety" for and Kinehnrt's Sprinfr list. ].t is limed for tho premiere of his Warner film, "Mr. Broadway" . . . GoL'.a-Make-A-Liv- nf; Item: Mrs, Woods Plankinlcn, veclcly social. ;.mci Marlame Vorii le Lipnvat:: (,'irst cousin of the .Lilian Queen) will open a swank st Side ham-and-ct,'SCry. Mr. and Mrs, Michael Sabio, of Hig-h street, spent a few days in New York city over the past weekend. ...'.. And Alice Jcnes of Millville, a trainee at Waterbury hospital, spent the weekend with relatives here Mr, and Mrs. Selwyn Mather are now residing- in the GJenbrook apartments. He is a chemist at U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant [sabel Currier, of Ward street, is enjoy- ng her annual vacation from. Lewis Engineering' Co. She'll be back to work socn. How did people ever <;et through bad i' ( -' 'hey discovered tobacco? Mr. and Mrs. John. Stevenson of High treet were visitors in Bi.u'villc, New ork last week Myron A. Jcsson, f .Highland avenue, and .'David Eber- ole, of 31 New .street, completed their boot training at Sampson Naval Training center, N. Y., and are home on .leave in ijie borouyh. "\Viily Kcnansis, ol: Waterbury, .well-known hero, is ;dso home from boot camp We rend a 7iiy,s- v tery story the other night and couldn't tear ourselves away until we had finished it. That's ri,n'ht, we knew wlio the murderer was all the time. JN'COME . TAX SLEUTHS arc ollowinjr the columns closely to check on the reports of cafe society play.u'irls and their "incomes" . . The W i n r.l s o r s have been plaffued hy crank letters. Too much publicity plus their address ...Bill Tilden, one-time world's tennis champ, tried :.ic(.inp some years n;,'o. He has taken an option on a phi.y which will be pro-' duccfl soon...The Savoy - Plaxa. Lounge is still di-iiwir.f,' them" in. who would Ije n, wallop in the film musieal.s, has been there nearly a year and -a half. Tho Irving -Fields orchestra, is .T, new addition, nnd easy on the oars, loo. ..Vogue feature editor, Ruth Portugal, is in Martha Foley's "Best Short Stories" annual this time .. .Another fashion mug editor, Dorothy Whcclock of- Harper's Bazaar, relaxes all nifjht by writing detective thrillers. THE P.EPUBS can win Maine- just so long as the Rooscvclts win. Main Street. . .Public Nuisance Joe Kamp (who claims to be fighting (.he commys) once urged his followers to withhold in:'ormiition regarding commy activities from the FBI ...Reminder to the chumps who attempt to whitewash the persons on trial for alleged sedition. About half of them have prison records!.. .Have you any doubt tho Nazis plan another war? The AP in a. dispatch from Sweden reported that Prussian militarists expressed concern over the declining Gorman birthrate, stating: [ "Every stout, boy born in IMS can become a brave soldier in 1003"... Rcpub leaders claim they back international co-operation. But .Re- pub Senator- Vandcnbci'g is more truthful. On April 27th, ID-I-t. he "'tis quoted as saying the U. S. would not join any international organization . in the event of n R e p u b victory in November. Thasail, Bub! NEW YORK'S top cover pirls are forming their own union, al- lo;,-iiiK that the new free placement bureau (started by 20 Croolancc i photographers) docs not frive them j enough pci-sonal rights. . .Pauline I Williams of tho WorldrTelly, one of the craft's aces, becomes a bride today, boo-hoo!. ..The robot bomb exhibition at the International edifice (admission free) is more exciting since the arrival of a genuine robot bomb...Lyn Logan, who is one of the Stem's attractive persons, did a nice thinjrJastfWjjtfhtj when she paused at Dorothy' Arn-" old's Stork table and said: "i don't know your name, but you arc the prettiest R-irl I have ever seen!" ...Miss Arnold is'tlie former wife BITTER IRONY: The dc.ith of Senator George W, Norris, a great, liberal and <i g-rontcr American, received less newspaper space than .1 hateful blast: by bigoted flap- jaws. Friends plan a monumo.nt to his memory in Nebraska, No monument can ever match his integrity .. .Margaret M.ilscy's "Some of My Best F.ricnds are Soldiers" (Simon & Schuster) is'worth wrapping around your mind ..She gives Dotty Parker competition in the word-magic sweepstakes.... Some movie firms are reported shelving war flickers because they rcai 1 that the end of the war wiil make them untimely. . .One Of the greatest war pictures wjus marie long after the' lust war ended— "All Quiet on the Western Front" ...History reveals Uint only one President has been coiled a'dicta- tor (by political critics) more often than FDR—Lincoln. IJ.V KRICfl HKANOKIS I just turned off my radio after listening to the latest news broadcast at the end of which I wn.s asked point-blank whether I wake up tired in the morning :>nu" whether I wen I. through the day with thru sluggish, listless feeling. During the broadcast I was lold that the victorious allied troops l-.nrl "poured," ".stormed" "swept," "blasted" their way forward am! thai the enemy was "battered," "shat toreri," "reeling-," 'disorganized," and in "wild flight." When I looked this particular phase of the war up on my mop I noticed that we had gained a mile. V> 7 o are undoubtedly winning ih war. and our generals and soldiei deserve all tho credit in the world But, unforlunately, we are su fcring from a rather dangerou disease, which the New York Hei al'J-Tribiine, in a recent cditoria called "Vcrbitis." Vorbitis is not in the diction ary nor in tho medical books. Bu it is a dangerous disease, because as the cditoria! pointed out. "it con veys a distorted picture of events that would be stark and dramatic enough (thpugh perhaps not quite so conducive to dreams of imminent vielory) if they were told in straight, uncolorec! language." VerbiUs is dangerous because it acts as a. narcotic. • It makes us slow up in-our wareffort, it makes us think the war is won- when there is still a lot of tough nnd cosily fighting ahead, it will thus make the'war last longer and may cost thousands of lives. Verbitis is confined not only to the war, but to our daily lives. It is used often in advertising. It is used in lovcmaking and courting. It is used by fishermen and hunters, by women who la!k about their social conquests and by men who toll about their business successes. I like that word "vcrbitis." It is more polite than bragging and lying arid four-flushing. It has scientific, hifalutin' sound like app e n d e c,t o :n y and halitosis and those other terras that make a five-cent article sound as if it were worth a dollar and give the timid soul the stature of a hero. None of us, I think, are completely immune to verbitis. USUH!- ly it is only our einhusiasir ning awny with us. But, like in these war rep-oru it may be dangerous, because vcr itis mny breed envy, dissatisfa tion, hatred and contempt. I-must close now. There are !w rabbits nibbling in my vege'tabl patch: I'll have to sweep upon th enemy, him. send him roe mg and disorganized lo wild High .-it-id cnmc back, triumphant victorious to my lunch. Here's my stoi-y: T met :i woman •esterd.iy who said Khe had been la.ving :i suit tailored in New York ind that her tailor, had a brother, also a. tailor, who had just finished a commander in chief's .suit for President Roosevelt to wear when he went to Paris.' J asked tho woman who h:xd the tailor who hnd the brother who sewed and pressed • for Mr. Roosevelt, what kind of :>. suit a coinman- der-in-chief's suit was anyhow'' Sh<; said the tailor would not tell her. The tailor .said there wore some things the trade ncvet; gave out. And that one of them was the l:ind of a. suit a commander-in- chief of the United States of America worc'When he went to Paris. Did she suppose it had buttons and gold braid and thfngs on it? Oh, yes. She knew that much. And maybe a cocked hat? Yes. Maybe a cocked hat. Though she couldn't be sure about, the cocked h.if. What was the color. She didn't know that Uut she rather thought it was blue. She understood it was n. color that would look well in an open car under the Arc dc Tri- omphe. As strange as the story sounded, she s.iid, she did believe it. Because the tailor—her tailor—told her about the commandcr-in-chief'^ suit when she went to New York for a first rating on her own suit. A. week later when she went back for a second fitting, ho lold her 'The commani-jer-in-chicf's suit my jroihcr is making for Mr. JJoose- •clt is ready to bo culled for!" Of course, my story inay be compete nonsense. Or like most of the Roosovclt stories that sound fantastic, it may be true. I haven't ex- ctly had a chance ;o ask Mr. Roosevelt about his new, little iraveling costume. J-ic's been away latclv. one of those reliable fallows u, -other day and offerer: a large sum lisa, report 'for .some "Inside dope" of the go. President Ings on around about. . "Sorry, air," said jhc l>:it!pr. "j^, J. really could not. toll anything,'j[ would ruin the business for jtll or un. sir. /Sesides, sir—there is really nothin;: lo t<!ll." CAPITAL CATEP.ERS ARE IN , A FRENZY trying to supply enough i food, maids and butlers for the over-eager hostesses of the -own. "Things arc terrible,' Charles Ridgewell, tho dcnn of the catering corps, said recently. "These weekends almost break our backs. V. : e have not enough men logo around. And it is not as though the parties were small. They arc bigger than they over were." The only truly permanent \V,ish~. ingtonians in Oiis 1 kaliedoscopio town are the butlers, the circuit riding butlers who go from house to house and minister wiih'ears that hear nothing, lips that spoal: nothing and eyes that see nothing, to the "best people.' ' A national magazine approached DUMBARTON OAKS is the per. feet setting for Ihe current post, oohfnrence. Th". .former honn of former AmbaHsador rtohcri Woods Eliss, with its high-ceil- ingod elegance, its wandering 3^.don pa.tha and superb librarj- ) s Iiowevor. «o agreeable a spot ihst the conferes. State Steltinius, Soviet A m Cromykn and Hrilish uii-y Alexander may b? lulled Into the comfortable bolter '.hai the world is already a charming place. And so why worry about past-war complication* when pres. crit day life is so luxurious and sa •easy Honest historians f.iy that thr ; Decl.iraJ.ion of Independence would m>). havn been signed If the Found, ing Fathers had been gathered fa a more agreeable environment ih.'in- the floor above .1 large and violent livery stable. Hungry horse flies templed by th* patriotic legs protruding so frankly from the short colonial breeches, drove the signers into a sudden revolt against the Mother Country. I've a feeling if the promoters of the post-war conference really want to get something done at ihij meeting, they'd better introduce some horse flies, or a least a. few fleas int.o the symmetrical beauty of Dumbarton Oaks. Or hov.- about a ffw yoliow packets? Or bj^. Mack, biting ants used to go Lo pre-war Picnics? GOi-nsMrrirs FOOTBALLS and BASKET BALLS .NAUGATUCK HARDWARE XEABY Tel. 5212 run (Copyright IB-M, Syndicate, Inc.) King Feature.-, SHOW BUSINESS, can bo funny sometimes, Clifford Odeis made .i. name for himself as a fine play- I wright on -Broadway,.- Hollywood snatched him and what happens? They make him "a director... Broadway Rose. the. kcrriktcr, goes to the lockup again' instead of'to the doctor. .: Another depressing thaw'-: During war. we send our finest men to kill Nazis to. rnalte America safer. Yet some saps say that by giving the "Ccr-' mans-n..soft peace if. will help the world stay safe...No wonder John. tuid out the other:'Potain-is sick So wot...Edith Gwynn's pur.genl good notices he got from Hitler's gazettes during the miners' mam- strikes...Items that go in one orb patter: "Have you been down to the Rod Cross Blood Bank lately? Tour pint will lift the weak hand that will pull the trigger that will send the swift bullet that may end the war one minute sooner!"* L. Lewis' rag echoes Lewis is trying' to live Gocbbals. up to the CONVENTION Hartford, Sept. 22— (UP)— The Connecticut State Employes' .association will hold its annual convention at Hartfnrd the ,7th and Mh of October. About 200 delc- Satos— representing 1,600 state em- ployes—will attend. U. S. farmers in 19-10 owned S f -, nnr\ v * «J VWIJUH i) — 00,000 motor vehicles, of which •!,- GOO.OOO 200,000 were automobiles and were motor trucks, GUARANTEED WATER- REPELLENT FAIRFAX TH LUMINOUS DIAl 26" WAR R6»I»S f

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