Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on January 17, 1947 · Page 4
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 4

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, January 17, 1947
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1'AGC 4—NAUGATUCK NEWS* (CONN.), FRIDAY .JAN. 17. 1047 (Kfte SBailp Published Kv«ry evening <7*cept Sunday) by THE NAUOATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUOATUCK. CONN, .itUDOLPK M. HENN1CK. Prtildfnt and Vuollih«r and kiotcrcd «• ••cond cla»» matter at toe poet offlo* ID N«UK«tuek, Conn, I month BATES t>»yabU to Advance 1 Y«»r . ....... .....W8.00 M«mb«r: Tb« Amanoan N*winap«r Publisher! A»BH Th« N. B. Dally N«wipap*r Pub. Aaa'n Ttea ronn. Nawapaptr Publibara Aain 17, Solar Influence t tli«ttii'l»aiices in radio reception linvu lufl scientists to inyostigiitc tho sun's uctivitii's. 'Using tlio latest wiir-tk-- velopod facilities, they took radar hearing on tlio sun, and discovoml H recurring phc-iiomcnon called sun spots. These luid lony been i'amiliiir to astronomers and meteorologists. Uudar merely verified earlier findings. Dr. Walter O. Kol>erts of Harvard says tliese solar storms occur in cycles of iihout eleven years. One diffieulty about predicting by means of cycles is that they a re'so seldom, exact. A slight fraction less than eleven years at one time, more than eleven at smother, throws out speculation. The period of the recent war was one when sun spots were at a low ebb. Then, if ever, perfect radio reception was vitally important and the untoward influences.' which sun spots are believed to have on the affairs of earth may be more easily endured no\v that the win- is over. Tf we now become victims of depressions, droughts, floods and other cata- clvsmic disturbances, we can blame the sun spots and i, r ivf political parties a rest. It rni^-lit be. however, as well to stand with Shakespeare: "The fault, dear 'Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." Shakespeare did not know about ^sun spots and we do, hut human responsibility for human conduct remains about the same in spite of scientific discoveries. Polite British George Weller, writing from F.ondon, SHVS you may bomb nut tho .Hritish public, house them poorly, allow thorn, little lieat and no variety in food, but they remain courteous in their public relationships. The bus uondnctor thanks you for your fare. Tho line-ups for food and clothing are made up of soft-voiced, considerate people, and courtesy gets you farther in Kngland than does money, says tliis writer. Wo have in this country, as a rule, an expansive friendliness which may result from the vast amount of elbow-room available in most regions. IJut ASjncri- cans often fail in public politeness, as the rude pushing and shoving in our common conveyances goes to show. Perhaps part of the" courtesy of the Knglish public results from making a virtue of ne- r.t'ssity in a small, crowded country. "Where it is next to impossible to avoid treading on your neighbor's toes, a pleasant-spoken apology is as necessary as oil in a gear-box. A friendly smile may be as contagions in a line-up as a grunt. We can be pleasant and courteous—why aren't we:' Pensions In The Unions A pension program recently undertaken by the A. F. of L. International Ladies' Garment Makers Union will permit officers to retire at age of 00 for men, ~>o for women on half their present pay. According to the statement from the union's New York office, there are TOO officers. The union is to pay two- thirds and the officers one-third of the cost. This is one of the well run unions. Such a pension plan will continue to make officership* in the organi/ation attractive to a high calibre leadership. The result should be intelligent labor- management relations. Unions need the best possible officer material more than most organizations* do. In (leor^-e Washington's day physicians are said to have t'carod that a speed of more than l-'j miles an hour would be fatal as the human body could not stand the strain. A1 more than ^ miles per liour the chest would cave in for instance. "What would they think of modern p.lanps?_.___._. ..,.-. ._ . Do You Remember? One Year Ago Walter Gessoek wan chairman of the committee in charge of tho annual game supper of the Nau- gntuck Fish and Game. •'•''• o—O—o Mrs. Harry Krcldlcr presided at. an executive meeting of the Prospect street PTA. o—O—o 20 Years Ago Carl Peterson, Yale student, arrived home for a weekend visit. o—O—o A son was born to Mr. and Mrs, Charles Aqua- vla. • . . o—O—o 30 Years Ago The Meadow street Whist club met at the home of H. A. Dalby on Hillside avenue. o—O—o Harry O'Brien who spent a few weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O'Bric.. of Maple street, returned to Ms studies at St. Bonavcnture's. Around The Clock Veterans wishing: to reinstate their National Service Life Insurance without having to take a physical examination must mail their applications to the Veterans Administration in ; Boston soon enough so that the applications will carry a postmark dated no later than Jan. 31. After that date a physical examination will he required in order to reinstate the insurance. Information concerning the insurance may be obtained from Mrs. Ford Wulfeck, administrator of the Service for Veterans on Church street. The McDermott family was well represented at the opening of the local Industrial basketball league at the Y last week. Andrew McDermott, Sr., is coach of the Chemical team of which one. son, Bob, is a mcimber and another son, Andrew. Jr.. is first aid man. The-high school Vets, Jhe team which met the Chemical, showed Billy McDennott, a cousin, on its roster. Other members of the JMcDemiGtt i'aimily were in the stands cheering for their relatives. Ed McCarthy, a basketball 'strategist of no mean ability, has. ordered smoked glasses for his post office team to wear I when they meet the Merry Morticians. i "Those Buckmiller uniforms won't duz- | v.\c my boys.'' Ed promises. Others who saw the Greyhound-Plebes game at West Point are Jeanne Hackett, Dorothy Zehnder, Betty Kissane, Peggy Perry, Joan Mazaika, That man you saw walking without caro or trouble on the ice-covered highways and byways of the borough Tuesday morning was none other than our own "Dick" Murpliy. In case you didn't witness the ease in "which he proceeded, it is well to tell you now that] "Murph" carries his own bag of sand, and when the going gets tough lie merely exercises his arm c, bit. "Wallace and LaGnardia to talk," announced a recent headline. They would! Foreigners studying our language as it is spoken naturally get themselves into trouble in distinguishing between eggs and yeggs. And as to "nice", a young Swedish "friend says "it is such a strange word!' 1 .. .Bob Lynch was making a routine run in his taxi cab, one slippery night a few weeks ago, to a house in the Pond Hill section. But when he left his passenger at the door he discovered that a young boy in. the house was seriously ill. Without second thought he put the boy in his cab, along with the boy's aunt, and began a hunt for a doctor in the borough. Unable to find one he started for Waterbury to get hospital aid there. The roads were dangerously icy but by fast, careful driving Bob made a rapid trip. After the boy had been admitted to a hospital Bob waited for the aunt to return. When she did she reported that hospital authorities had said that if the lad had entered the hospital a few minutes later it would have been too late for the boy's recovery. What had started- as a routine run for Bob turned into a race between life and death. That Bob Lynch helped win the race can be attested by the fact that Dick Skadulus, the sick boy, is now recovering at St. Mary's hospital. Bob an ex-Marine is operator of the Independent Cab Go. Eric Oabrielson was a recent guest of Howard Bristol at the Bptary club. 1646. by Th« H«w«t Corporation) MAN WITH A ,..,-•• •. . ....,| PUTTY-BLOWER' •••...- '• . :.. .. .-,•,•:. Colyunilst Wm, P.«41lp, Slriuns discusses the. House Un-America'h Committee and says that/ this money - squandering 1 .,Congressional group "has been-handicapped by a lack of funds". .'. .Oh, Mr. Slmms . .Oh, Mister!. .;. .The 'Dies /Committee and the present- Rankln group (same difference.) . have'.' always been givsn all tlri-m.oney they needed and requested,'.. .Dies and Ms crowd squandered, $675,000 (and more) arid .didn't accoinpllsh jnut- tln 1 . Nobody .was •. punished, ..we mean, except in having their names; (innocent or (jullty) smefred over the -front pages and "radio. ... Not only did both these Congressional committees (fajnoy 1 way. at spelling soft-snaps) get the'dough ,thcy ask, ed for but promptly wasted it. No, Mr. S.^the important and only thing- that handicapped the Rankin and Dies c o mm 111 e e OS wasn't lack of funds ' but'. lack of facts. ' ' . ••''• From » Jan. 14th Broadway column: "Howard Hughes'- new. $10,000,000 investment in 'TWA caught a lot of Wall Street speculators with their tickets down." We doubt that.-Th'c only one who appears to have been trapped was a columnist who didn't'listen to a newscast which reported the whole set-up two Titphhr-trefort-mi-; Jain; 12th, . Suasion '• and'oi'linrln.—Supreme Court ; ,Tu ? tlceV'"M; i -'.8tclri'brrnk, National Chairman'"- '.'••_. •"'•'p<?»r'Mf. VV.:. Voii hiive done me a great favor with your vo'mica campaign-. I've -always felt 1 scnui- Itivo ando embarrassed- 1 , w,hen Jews mooked- : Jews<'i : n'.t hc nftmc'-of- -humor. I was-told' I wns narrow, had no .geris'e of 'humor. But/to me it always '8.eem!Jd''>tWat :those .who were hon-J.B>vlsh : (lh'the' audience) were ; nuf'taugfiiiig'at/the Joke about the Jew~btitf'at'.;,h,im! ', . >. "later I resented such s'hows as •Can 'You Top .this.' Nothing pcr- ,sonali;i;-:liricw" Mr. Laurie.'-1 just i-esoht!'th'i'a type of diaject -ovar tht> ail-; -his Inflections and pronuncia- tiorm'-OJU.-8; listeners to laugh, not at thn'story,-but at. the Jew. And he is-n lousy story, teller anyway. I used to shudder' of the kids-who was:in the Gus Edwards act with you. I don't mean Jcssell. 't-.think .of his name in thi.-? : I-mean I shuddered'at some nr his'stuff'last year. His method was to',stand aloof from the type he. .pbi O-ayad. as. -though he .- were one superior, although willing to admit he-was'a''Jew. He reminded me of the type of Jew who feels his station is- so-far • above-other Jews that he refers to them as kikes. • St. Aupustinq, Florida, oldest .of cities 'in the United States, was set- tle'd : b'y Spaniards in. 1565., /• ,!-. Could, a radio, critic, l». miffed about "the emotionalism" of some of us on the networks. He names Pc-irson, Heatter, Bill Stern, too... We dun-no about them. We only Itnow that we try to make ours sound like, the newsboy; peddling his papers on the corner: "Extry, Extry: Recced. Aw l T alBough- Dlddd!". .. .We never . advertised luvsclf as anything but a paper ppddltr We mean to say our 'lu^iness is to help sell-papers. We make out- broadcasts breathless and exciting for the same reason our critic's editor uses headlines — to Htract attention ...Commentators fund radio critics) who are dull do not attract, readers or.listeners. .. *nd without. subscribers..the most .important thing you' can write (or say) is useless. The- public wlll-for- srlve .'almost. anything - except bore.- dom. •- :'''••. .-• ..--.--. • Moral: All That Is,Gould Doesn't niitter. . ' •-.'. •'-. ' Attention Pontmaster-G e n e r a 1 Robert Hannegan.. .D: M. Robin- .jon of Charlotte, N.. C,, .has a sen- *a.yuma, if your New York Post- Officers haven't: He sends us a let- >e'r returned to' him .by youk- cour- ,Ui"5 in N..-Y.-..The ,a.ddi>e«8 wais-plain- ly .typed: "EMPIRE. STATE BLGD.—350 Fifth ..'Avenue, New York,' N. Y." ',' , • "Dear Sir,'.', adds Mr. Robinson, "I am just a small city boy, but it ?cems to me that cither the Post Oftice in NYC is blind or that someone has performed one of the greatest steals In history. W.hat has happened to the Enriplfc -'State Bldg?". .To make matters mope pmbarrassing, the returned on-, vclope wo,3 rubber-stamped as follows: "Not at address -Riven".,..-.. •'N'nt in 'Ilrectory." (General Post- Offifre. N. Y'.). .. ."Not Known",;... Oh, boy! ' . When pro-Nazi Merry Fahrney arrived In Argentina five years-ago she announced that she had abandoned the U. S. A. to escape-'.'col-' nmnlsts like Walter WlnchcH". .... Now that she has managed to return here—this reporter intends to spotlight her case....We want the public to-remember what she wants to forzet: Her Infamy. . .We won't Corbet this Fahrney until she returns, to Argentina—or is sent .to ti>c pkico she deserves to turn M USED "They're Heeded Today, Ever eore, "Wlncbell, MIri-b.iV N. V.: Antl: Dcfama:tlon League Ddfonsc Branch nf B'nai B'rlth . (largest national Jewish Service Organization with 250.000 members) congratulates you nn excellent campaign to eradicate I Constant use of distorted stereotypes of nil minorities-by unthink-j inc comedians. 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