Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on January 10, 1947 · Page 4
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 4

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, January 10, 1947
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1'AGK 4—NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), FRIDAY. .IAN. 10, 1947 Publl»h«d Every Evening CXxcept Sunday) by NAUOATUCK NEWS CORPORATION MAHOATUCK, CONN. KtTDOLJ'K M. HENVICK, Pre»ld«nt «ng PuplUh«r Telephone* ffl* und 22W— All Ofoortment* Katurnd an *<icond clu*H matter at the poat office In Naugatuck, Conn. I month HUBSCRIFTTON RATES Payable In Advance 11.00 1 Year $13,00 Member.' an Newinapor Publlshera N. E. Dally Newipaper Pub. Aaa'n Th« ronn. Newipaper Publahera Aaa'n FRIDAY, JANUARY 10. 1947 New Dark Ages A l)»irk Ai^os mny l>o li Fii££f;«t!* I'!. I-. \\'oo(lw,'ii'cl, Oxl'oi'fl Tni- vr-rsity piot'ossor. ;it present visiting 1 U-o- tiirer in Princeton's School of Advjmood Studies. Mc^inninjif with World \Vjir 1 ;uul greatly aceoloratod hy World War II, the \\-orld has slipped hac-k into chaos, he .««ys. Kiiropo has all hut collapsed, Kvcn though its physical ruins can ho re- l.nilt, it is questionable whether ils mor«l dfvaslJition can be restored. To a differ- i-nl degn-e this is true also of lar.u'o parts <>!' Asia. America, so far, alone lias escaped, and continues :N lit'o of civilixc-d comfort, lint the Kn^lis'hnian reminds this country that A'ood plumbing did not save the K'oman Kmpire, and material assets will not save America should a third world \\-n\- break. Such a calamity, while it mi.nht not destroy mankind, would usher •in hundreds of years of darkness, he believes . Prof. Woodward, recognized international authority and official British Historian on World War II, is devoting considerable time during his stay in the I'nited States to lectures and writings stressing the need for some kind of inter- nationai control or world government "to save civilization. Certainly the Words of a man with tho backgi'ound of this Kng- Jishman deserve attention, as do those of Winston Churchill, urging t.he I"nited Stales of Europe. Work For The Blind Hundreds of persons who are handicapped hy blindness cnn nowadays enrn their living' in oceiip.'iiions hitherto closed to them. A Chicago (ir^anixation, the Illinois Industries for the Blind, has trained more than 801) workers, fitting them for employment in private industries. The workshop is abour to IK- moved from iu- adcquale nuiirters to a former war plant, a move which will make possible the employment of 250 persons, many of whom are now on a waiting list. The sightless people will l>e tagg'ht. to run lathes, drill- presses and rivet.ting machines, compensating fnr their lack of sight by the 1 raining' of their other senses. One proof of the practical value of their work is the fact that goods produced last year were valued at £750,000. The blind, like those handicapped in other ways, do not want coddling oi« paternalistic treatment. They want the seli'-respect which comes only from useful work well (.lone. Better Lawmakers Legislatures like to reform other people— w -hy not reform themselves? The Council of Stnto Otoverriments, a semiofficial body 1 supporter! by the states to advise them on governmental problems, has just, made 12 recommendations for improving the work of state legislatures. They arc asked to do what Congress has jnsf. done in reducing; thevnumber of committees and arranging for adequate trained help. In addition the states are urged to drop constitutional provisions limiting the lawmakers' salaries and the length of sessions. No fewer than 32 states out. of the 48 limit legislative sessions, 21 of them to f50 days and South Carolina and "Wyoming to 40. This is a good way to ensure that nothing useful will lie done. It is only too easy for enemies of proposed laws to stall thorn along until it is too late for passage. The limitation idea comes from the theory that all legislatures are bad and that (lie more they are l)ohl)lod, Ihe better. If any state really thinks that, its citizens should do something more drastic than merely limiting the time during- which a legislature may .sit. There is another scientific argument between the nnti-freexe sisters, ethyl and Do You Remember? One Year Ago Mrs. Frederick Zonino was elected president of the Congregational church Aid society, o—O—o Miss Annie Carley was reelected president of the Church Helpers of St. Michael's church. 20 Years Ag Mr, and Mrs. John J. Lin.skey of North Main street and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Linskey and son John Linskey, Ihlrd, of Hillcrest avenue, left on an auto trip to Florida, o—O—o George J. Donovan took over the sole proprletr- ship of the Nailgntuck Drug, o—O—o 30 Years Ago Supt. of Poor Robert D. Beardsley went to-Hartford on business. o—O—o Victor T. Anderson of New street visited in Cleveland. Around The Clock Pvt. T^onis Mascola, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ne;iI Mascola, 4-1- Central avenue, who has boon in charge of an Army crane on a Yokohama, .Japan pier since last September, ran across a J'orrner school mate recently when he spotted a familiar figure on a ship docking i'rom the States. The newcomer to Japan turned out to be Ray Currier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Currier, Ward street. Needless to. say the two eivjoyed talking over old times. Mary Margaret Donovan, president of the Water-bury Undergraduate Chapter of New Rochelle College, has written The News a gracious letter of thanks for the space given the dance recently held by the chapter. Clarence Freedmnn of the M. Freedman Co., has been on a business trip to New Vr.rk city . . . als.o in New York re- centlv was Mrs. Clifford A. Teeple. Had a card from the Bill Painters the ether day. They say Washington is fine, the people very friendly, but at present they're a little homesick. .Judge of Probate Shea's office looked like a florist's shop the day he was sworn into office . . .'his many kind friends remembered him congratulatory bouquets. Gordon Bartlett, formerly art supervisor of the Connecticut Light and Power Public Relations Department and an Army Air Corps veteran of more than two years overseas service, has joined the staff of Charlie Parker's Naugatuck Valley Engraving Company. Dan Walsh and Soph Semeraro report that being a new father is a wakeful occupation, Jackie Bressler, referred to in an earlier column as vivacious is trying to locate a dictionary to look up the meaning of that adjective. We sincerely hope that what Jackie finds does not displease her, since we can ill afford to be without the services of any of our 1 staff even temporarily. Here is a local reconversion note. Many of those black babuskas—cloth head coverings—you see'the girls around the borough wearing are old Navy neckerchiefs. Sailor beware! . . . Joe Finke has hired a ghost writer to do publicity stories on the St. Francis Rams. Chuck Wuskowicz was seen on South Main street in Waterbnry recently standing in front of a parking meter fumbling for the proper coin. However, being 1 without pennies at the proper time was only part of Chuck's frustration. He had driven to Wtiterbury to answer a call for help from a motorist who couldn't get his car started. When Chuck, arrived on the scene, however, the erstwhile reluctant motor was knocking off more horses than you'll see in a motion picture. Jack Cuddy, the borough's premier fancy skater, has received many requests for instructions in the Dutch Roll, which he has been forced to turn down. A member of the American Guild of Fancy skating Instructors. Jack is obligated to charge standard tuition rates for his organization. However, he does not have the recently revised Rates for Instruction schedule of the GFSI in his possession. Consequently, he is unable to accept assignments until he can quote fees ^ ROME'S BLACK MARKET AT WORK AN ITAUAN YOUNGSTER watches in open-mouthed wonder as his mother buys spaghetti straws from a black marketeer in Rome. Eadly hit by a collapsing economy, the city gets most of its food supply in this manner. Italy'i Premier Alcide dc Gaspcri is now in the United States attempting to negotiate a loan fnr his inflation-ridden counti-y. (International) WALTER WINCHELL Coast—To—Coast (Copyright. 1(H6. by Tb« Hearst Corporation) Back-to-Farm Urge Spreading Among Ohio Veterans Cleveland (UP) — Two (.hounand veterans horn 1 have indicated B. back-to-(he-farm urge and applied for on-thc-job- training as farmers, the Veterans" Administration reported. Many nsked for training on northern Ohio .farms, and some Jmvf! inquired about homesteads in Alaska and elsewhere. "That's because of the outdoor HTc they led In the army and the opportunity of being onc'B own boss," John Pokorny, .1 VA official hcic said. "The housing shortage also haa,jnnd,(! Rome think of home- And most of the inquiringvct- crons are city boys. "Only a • few arc country-born," eaid Clarence A. Hopkiiw. senior agricultural training officer for VA hero. While . in set vice, they decided they wanted to get away from city noise nnd confusion. The present high Income of farmers also appeals to some." The VA has a thorough agricultural training program. Fifty high schools in northern Ohio arc cooperating in the program. The veteran (jets 200 hours of group instruction at theso schools and 100 hours *of individual instruction on the form where he works. "The veteran learns everything from milking a cow to running a combine. Some specialize in fruit nnd vegetabe raising, or livestock, Jniry pnd poultry care.,. On« is Jep.rninit to .raine bees," Hnkl. , ^ "The men who want homcstudi In Aliitika don'-t ren.IlK how rur»t! the existence is and haven't em. Bidercd marketing problems.- Th eit is no use raining: AO.OOO bushel*:,* potatoes If you can't, them." More than 14,000 veteran* out the nation have 'filed for M homcutead* on the 7,500 ' 1 no'rthorn California -that *ft\\ ^ [.disposed of by the Fedeni Bu; I rcau of Reclamation next month' Some of the homentcad* arc v «l' u'cd as hi^h as $25,000. • : An airplane painted for war nn ice loses about 12 mileu an ho« flvinu speed, as compared' io OIM which has ». aurfacc of wtxed 6n< polished aluminum. MEMOS OP A GIKL FBIDAY .Dear WW: Wire signed Betty and Bogey from Hollywood says: "Alright, what's the. story?" I assume . that concerns- . Monday's opening- line about them breaking one soon from' Honolulu. Remember source? So -we can'- ask him \vimt-the-ell?. .'. .Vvouldjnx kindly ,isk your helpers to remember that you take the ' boos as .well as the hows—and to be a little more direful or'., get on your D-D list? Thcr.x-vecUly-mitch. . .Kay and I cab jrel oof'iy bored'with'some'of your friends, bleeve us, kiddo-, i£ you will pod'n the expression Your shimage is'in the skies. She took the 1 aycm. . .Latest" Runyon list-of 'donors most impressive yet. Sent list to- Journal-American and accountant's, bank, etc. I (iidn't include this morning's, but total hus' reached lOOGs. What happens to Wiiiehellincn, did you say? Well, in "Thrill at Brazil" two column quips show up- in the otherwise dull tUm. They are: "I want to get out of-this-rut and into a groove," and: "I'm ffo- ins in to see that character v.'ho hasn't any!"...In a paper (under births^ -an announcement' was listed. Hah! Sec'h irresposible reporting!... .In Variety's >anny issue (a .corker) Mr. Cei-r has a dreary piece in which he alleges that puffs from columnists in'the paper (or on the air) don't sell .books. Last year (or so) in a literary paper ne reported: "One plug on his Sunday nlfrhter Oas we all know in the trade) sells at least 25,000 copies of any book that \vcek." comedy was okay comedy in pre- 'Hitler' times, but it starts wars these days. While listening to I Kitzel on the Jack Benn.v show '.reminded of tKTu anew. That goes J'(and I'm here quoting the coast crowd) also for Mrs. Nussbaum. •They feel' strongly about''the..'Can You Top This' That also applies to making Rochester a gin- guzzling,-. rjzor-Lotin', crap-shootin 1 type of JS'CKI-O ..Eddie Green (on I'the 1 other' hand) .is .used -ntell.i- ! gently on F.d Gardner's program ' ...Of course, all of. them tied .'in with pur iittiuida on 'Abie's Irish Rose.'' which U laying omelets, ail over 1 !.he map.—Abel," A (Icvastatinc expose on Emil Jannings and other prominent Nazis appears in-the January issue of Town & Country mag 1 . The author is Thomas Mann's son. Klaus, It reveals haw. these movie 1 stars (who waxed powerful and wealthy under Hiilcr) hypocritically screamed their hatred of him .aftc:- he lost -In ihe now show, "Temper the Wind," an American Colonel drinks a toast "to' the. op- fimists -of : the Normandy invasion." This phiy should be shown to the occupation troops in Germany. General C'.ay and Mr. Mur- j'phy should he made tc see it 11C times ..Add ridiculous rumors: That the FDR dimes will be recalled because the tiny specks, preceding the date (J, S. in micro scopic initials) the jirx insist— stand for Joe Stnlln. I just looked at the drivel you returned. Why don't you just chuck it on the floor or into any waste basket?. . .Kay and I agree, you gave Benson too hard a shove. Hi's copy didn't say Colby and Mervyn would wed. H.-> said she was quitting the Selznick firm in April "to hook up with Mervyn LeRoy." You read it too fast. O-h, balderdash!. . .Marriage brokers have raised their fees 40 percent, but that shouldn't wor:-y clients. It It ain't the initial cost—it's the /ellimony .. Add to the vomics' list the uninhibited script writer (or jirq) who introduced the character, "Peter Mole," on the Park- yakarkus program. Please don't over stop 'fighting these misfits out of show business. One said to rne: "If I omit all my dirty frags on people, I have no act, and what'll I do?". .. ."Take ooison!" I told him, "and make it a little easier for the rest of us". . . Another asked me: "Does he mean we shouldn't tell any dialect ;ags?" ..I said, "Of course not, you dope. Just don't use any that make people •appear repulsive, conniving, unscrupulous or rotten —unless you make the character German or Jap" ..We have had many complaints about a wag's (Pi. D.) gags about Irish and Jews ori Allen's Alley and Top This. Street Scene that Titillated These Tirod Old Orbs: The tall be"'iut ii.iJcli.ifi 1 Madison, her shou!- dcr-st.rap prominently decorated by the insijrnin. of New York's G9th Regiment ...For the delloite there's now a perfumed lighter .fluid. Light mine with orchid, daahloeng!. . . One suburban spot featuring a 21 piece band played to 3 couples in two nights, The hand remains because of air time Dacita's rhumband at the Colonial Inn) is now a 15-man outfit. She's aiming her guns at Movietown. Dacita would be a swell bet 'for the Mocambo, Giro's or Troc. . .Oh, yes, put a mickey In the col'ny a.'so for thnt unfunny dialectician on the Mel Zilanc program. Mu'cho steonko. We nlio have several squawks about W. H., who .gives anti-Semites the ammunition they need. A' repulsive caricature of a Communist tailor. It used to be funny but- not now with all the hatred 1 in : the world..'.Lou Holtz--in a; radio interview (the ether nighlj said he would not resort to" any dialed gags that may offend — nothing anyone could compfain 1 about. So maybe the campaign: s doing- some good. Now get thip from Variety's editor in my next" paragraph. .Variety will knock hem all dead an* should. "Dear Walter: Wiuit to dash off his note.(before going to H'wood vlth Lou "and- Earl) to compliment you on your vomics campaign. Kn-nw you'll have Groucho Marx; and a -lot of Coasters cheering. Groucho Nalcl Ion's •' ago" dialect/. We h:ivn n copy of A. C. Hicks' book, "Blood in the Streets" (Creative Age Press), which chops Trujjillo into confetti. The chapter "Jamon Fescado" is entirely about Ham Fish. If it isn't true what the author dares say' about Fish, why doesn't Ham sue? ..Post Office s-iys the Dec. 23rd item about an inspector bo- . irig" fired for being a bookie's •stooge was 1 not 100 per cent right. He wasn't an inspector. He was a clerk....! am getting a copy of the survey taken at the orders of a man who rates columnists .'.'irresponsible." To his great expense (and .irritation) this "con fidentiul" poll (the influence' yot columnists on public opinion.' and otjher such hoop-dee-doodle) revealed that Guess Who is Leader. '•That he has "twice the influence" •of any chronicler—"and 80 percent more.than all columnists'.put together" .You'll love this:. A press agent introduced .p, ori, s Lilly to a crum .at' Shbr's' one afternoon. That same night 1 -" 1 a col'm item'd t!iat Doris end . the guy had split! Haw Oops!'.. I almost forg-ot. The' Hooper -(Pacific) ratings just came in. Jack Benny leading, 39.0; Bob Hope, 32.5 and W. W.. 28.3. • • —Your Girl Friday. New Term Opens Jan, Z, 1947 COURSES FOR Secretary, Typist, Clerk' Comp- tometer Operator & Accountant THE PERRY SCHOOL Brown Illilu. . "We wouldn't have to worry about this if we took the H.E.T. bus." You can save a lot of lime, effort and driving headaches if you travel on ihe N.E.T. buses. You can sit back in comfortable seats . . . forget about,parking problems . . . Traffic snarls ...worrying how to get there. The best in modern equipment, and experienced, .competent drivers get you to your destination safely, comfortably, and on time. Wherever vou'go in Southern New England—business, shoppjng or pleasure—you can't beat the N.E.T: buses for safety.'depend-' ability and economy. NEW ENGLAND I* NiWHAVIN Trvnifcr •( WMwfcwy l*r bwM to • THOMASTON, TORRINOTON, WMStfB, MltTOl, HAKTfOUD C*nnn**R* c»nn«cH»nt •! 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