PAGE 8-NA17GATVCK NEWS-(CONK), FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 1947 (EHbe Hail? JJeto* ! Do You Remember? PuUkriwd Xvtry Evening <K>c«pt Sunday) by THR NAUOATUCK NEWS CORPORATION NAUOATUCK. CONN. HUDOLPH M. HENNICK, Pr«»idtnt and PuClUh«r Kot«r«d M Mcond oUuw matttr at th« jioit offlo* In NaugatucH, Conn. •UB»CRJPTION RATES Payable in Advano* I month 11.00 1 T«ar $13.00 aUaitwr: Th» Am«rU»n N«wil»ap»r Publl»h»r« Tb« N. B. Dally N»w«pap«r Pub. AM'B Tb« Conn. N«wipap«r Publib«r» FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1047 Sleeping: Russia soems to do the world's problem child. You never know whore she is, or whiit slid is going to do, or what she lins on her mind, or who will bo the .next subject of her devious operations. Her attitude toward other nations in any j*ivun situation rnny not be hostile at all, but merely a method summed up by American Marines us the best way to got ft long with women—"treat 'em rough and Icll 'em nothing." It seems to work, after a fashion. I3ut this is a fashion wluc-li would never be recommended in our own business or professional life, and is of very doubtful profit in international life. It. is strange, too, that ftussia should maintain such an attitude. The 'Russians individually are generally reported, by outiders who really get acquainted with them, ana gentle and courteous people. It seems as it' the masters of 'Russia—and Russia has always had masters—still strive deliberately, as has been done for centuries, to keep them from knowledge of the outer world. If so, it is surely time for Russia somehow to be awakened from her sloop. Farm Labor Troubles Amid all the talk about labor, one class of labor is barely mentioned—the men employed on the farms. They have formed a union, it seems—the National Fa I'm Labor Union, which was recently addressed by Senator George D. Aiken of Vermont." lie told them what they must know Already, that their lot could bo improved. Farm laborers, says the senator, have always worked harder than other people for less money, and between V-.J Bay arid .Tan. 3, 11)40 their wages increased but three per cent. Living costs went up far more than that. Things have been better since then, according to the .Department of Agriculture, which reports a ten per cent wage increase in tlio hist year. That is still far behind the living advance. Farmers are perturbed about labor. What about their own employes 1 ? Everybody's Got It A St. Louis school for blind children lias introduced skating, roller and ice, as a regular part or' its curriculum. Teachers believe thnt its helps sightless children to utili/e the natural radar with which every one is equipped. It develops, in other words, that uncanny fool for material obstructions in the path of the pedestrian, things likt- walls, doors, buildings. Most of n's don't suspect such hidden assets as radar. It goes to show that a person doesn't know what he can do, what resources are lodged within the human body—or is radar part of the mind, maybe? Sometimes it takes calamity to bring humanjty to its fullest development. Does a man have to be hlind really to loam to Lonely Or Lonesome For those with many friends, for him upon whom life heaps smothering re- uponsihlitios and crowding personal contacts, loneliness is a luxury. For those others whose families have faded away, those shy one who are never noticed, those with barren inner lives, for them loneliness means lonesoraetiess. And no outsider can do very much about changing gaunt lonesomencss into glorious loneliness. "Right loneliness" a great teacher called it—the olituclo from which comes strength and inspiration. If rocket traveling is successfully established, there may be a race between various nations to be the first to annex. too moon. One Year Ago REAR YE! HEAR YE! Mrs. Leo Happy wn» nam«d .chairman ot the ticket sales committee for the entertainment sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women o—O—o. June Bontempo was chairman of -the committee In charge of the V. F. W. Auxiliary card party., o—O—o 20 Years Ago Louis Tangrcdi returned . from New York city after n visit with' relatives. o—O—o Robert McGrath returned to New Hnven after a visit with his mother, Mrs. Margaret McGrnth of Orchard terrace. o—O—o 30 Years Ago Dr. Deforest Bisacll of Melrose, Mass., visited In the borough. He formerly resided here. o—O—o Edward Shea had a telehone Installed in his home on Cherry street. Around The Clock Fire Chief John J. Sheridan attended a meeting of the legislative committee of the Fire Chiefs Association of the State of Connecticut .in the New Haven fire department's headquarters Thursday, The committee studies bills on fire and safety precautions to be presented to the state legislature. At the present time Lake Zoar is not frozen over which means no ice fishing, there. The lake, however, has plenty of ice floes drifting around in it. The recent warm spell saw grammar school age youngsters enjoying themselves in the streets. Some rushed the baseball season and played catch. Others rode bike or scooted along on scooters. A pair of young' lads on Highland avenue really rushed the sports season; they were seen heaving a football around. Wally Gesseck of the fire department is holding a part of a new car that dropped off as the car proceeded on Maple street Thursday. . . . The owner may have same by claiming and identifying it. ... It's a boy for Clara Messner Richards, now a resident of Maine, formerly of the borough. . . . Jack Kingsley is laid up with a touch of sickness that will keep him from his date at the Ice Follies. The following overseas address of a local fellow bus just, been received: Pfc. James L. Pusseck, 11074380; Headquarter Gist. Troop Carrier Gr., APO 57, c-o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. Some people must have very bad eyesight . . .we've noticed so many motorists lately ignoring the signs at the corner of Church street and Park place . . . one very big sign saysj "no U turn", but nevertheless autoists make the wide sweep endangering not only their own lives but others ... and pedestrians have to keep a sharp lookout for cars going the wrong way in the one-way street Park place. And speaking of drivers, some should be sure they can handle their.autos.be- fore they get on the hifehway . . . the other day u woman in a. big car went speeding through Church street, turned into Park place narrowly missing the curb and nearly lost control of the car . . . fortunately not many cars or people were around at the particular time . •. . this would seem to be a good time for the police department to start a campaign against speedsters. Naugatuck is one of the few larger Connecticut communities to go through 1946 without a motor vehicle fatality,, according to Earl Branniff. of the state highway safety commission. In a letter to The News, Mr. Branniff reports that the last auto.fatality-in Naugatuck occurred -November 22, 1945; and that as of Thursday, Naugatuck has experienced 433 deathless days on Naugatuck streets and highways. Other Connecticut cities with .fine fatality-free records are.: Willimantic, 844 days; Winchester, 496 days; and New Britain, 452 days. How dull the front page seems without John L. Lewis! Though we must admit Georgia is doing its best to keep us in- .terested. . ,. WALTER WINCHELL Coast-To-Coast RIDING THK AIRWAVES OIK; of the few capercrs who has remained among Hooper's uppur- brackctcers (without spinning Joe Miller in his mausoleum) is Jack Benny. But that schoolroom sketch on his last shindig wasn't anything to laugh about. The cast of cut-ups tried hard enough—yet wore unable to breathe any merriment into the lifeless pa'tter. And that Kiwel Uerriktcr was pretty small-time, He i3 a good illurtration of i-ne-pt broken-English gagging. Ths studio audience began giggling before he even reached his weak punch- lines. Proving that they were laughing at his accent,'not at his alleged humor. .. .The stooge who portrays a stuttering, adenoidal oaf was the Siberia in entertainment. Anyone who is amused by physical defects should see a psychiatrist pronto, If you want to know what type of material goes into stulling a shirt—listen to tJhoae stuffy monologues during the New York Philharmonic intermissions. . ..Soap operas are still hawking trouble and hokum in the large economy size. Listen to the sigh, sob, sniffle stuff long enough, and you can spot a cliche at sixty paces ...."Ma Perkins" is afflicted with homey philosophical babble that creates the impression there is nothing wrong with, the world that a stale proverb can't cure...."The Second Mrs. Burton" 'has some sappy amour and gab wearing corn tassels. .. .Most serials seem lik<> a graveyard for dead B-fllms. They give out with some of the most incredible hoke this side of "East Lynne." Yet they remain popular. Possibly their appeal is because the misty-eyed fol-de-rol attracts moid- ens of both sexes. Charles Boyer and Olivia De Havil!and gave 'it some hearty trouplng and mamiced to attract a. snicker here, a titter there and an occasional guffaw....We could do without the compliment:-swapping between the star s and the-producer ar)c l a ) S o the oral bill-boarding ot their current flickers. The orgy oi posy-tossi-ng is so coy, so cute, so sickening. 1'hil Baker handles the whip expertly on the "Take It Of Ixiave It" thi-ee-ring-er. Phil has the knack of making the contestants feel at ease and doesn't use them as .targets for insu-lting quip 6 - like many other Q & A, ringmasters. . .Like other similar programs 'this one is more quip than quiz, and it usually winds up by showing how much people don't know. It gives you the sinking feeling that the nation is packed with dimwits. .. .Incidentally, a Harvard student flunked n simple question last week. But ho saved the day for his collitch by copping the jackpot query. Rah- ra'h-rah. Baby Snooks. Baby-talking humor IK toufVb enough to take in small doses—but its continual repetition on that show has shaken everj crumb of wit out of the bi-atty goings-on. That comedy spot is now thinner than melba toast—but not half as crisp. . Joan Davis' brash -hi-jinks arc sprinkled with enough kernels to make Iowa envious. The jesting consists of insulus being flung at Joan by .1 cluster of stooges. Some of the jokes nre tunny, more are hoary. But Jonn doesn't make any pretense at sophistication. She is selling a pic-in-the-fsce brand of tomfoolery/ And if you arc interested in that type of product— 'here it is week after week after week after week after week after week after week after week. talented hunk of mahogany is always a delight with his sassy nonsC'nse. Shrewd scripting has made Cholly seem more lifelike than most of the flesh-and-blood clowns. . ..The nighttingal on that stanza offers some stylish thrush- ing. .. .McCarthy's charade is a tough spot for visiting celebs. They all wind up playing straight for Cholly. Roy Rogers wn s no exception—but at least he turned in a professional script-reading job. Most Movievllle darlings who take .a fling at the airlanes usually mumble their .words like they were reciting a laundry list. "Wf, the People" Is in tiie market for human interest and sells sentiment wholesale. Occasionally, the cockle-warmin;* becomes mawkish goo, but the program's ticker- •l.ugging is usually tasteful. .. .Ella Logan's contrib last Sabbath was * dandy, And ballplayer Hank Greenberg's effort was o.lso big: league. . Since the majority of the show's participants are- not professionals, the program has become a showcase for acute cases of mike-fright- mares. Lending an ear to their jittery gab makes dialers squirm in their armchairs. HOUSEHOLD SCRAPBOOK Dm in Clcs A cup of washing soda down the kitchen drain is an eNcellent cleanser, hut be sure to follow it with a quart or .-So of boiling -viator, so Liia'L the soda mid the grease do not form a sof: soap und .stop up the drain. Hair Brushes When buying hair brushes, press the bristles down hart!. Jf -they spring back immediately without a si;rn of bonding, they will wear well and you have an efficient .brush, I Narrow Shoulders Jf the shoulders arc very narrow, a void rajjlan or dolman sleeves. Wide liipels, short capes and bright colored yokes and neck wear are good. Fred Allen hag plenty of whiz In his wit. His jolly cross-firing with' Portland was peppered with some crackling ad-libbing last Sabbath. Fred Is so deft at the extemporaneous quip, you wonder wihy he bothers to employ jokesmlths. The Senator's ClaglMrninE is getting- alightly frayd around th'e edges, but it evokes an acceptable quota of chuckles. Mrs. Nussbaum has become a stenciled 1 caricature — more anemic than enjoyable. And the gink who portrays an Irishman sounds like a poor road company- Barry Fitzgerald. .. .Allen is at his best whllo spoofing other kilocycle Tidbits. His' travesty of the crime- does-not-pay program (aided by Edward O, Robinson) was so-so- isrh. With Boh Hope niacliinc-priin- n.lng quips In all directions you arc •bound to have a good time. His sense.of timing and delivery is topnotch. He can make a mediocre gag sound amusing by 'his nimble style. .. .Bob's studio -audiences arc more unruly than most. Someone should tell -them to pipe down. .This week his guests were pro golfers-— and their attempt at . singing proved they are still good golfers ... .Colonna's lunacies get a batch of laughs from those who enjoy such -haywire cavorting. .. .Hope makes the mistake of going overboard with local wheezes. They ! may be amusin'g to West Coasters, but in the Bronx they get a what- the-hell glare, Fibber McGee's funfest lias 'the Old zip-azdee-doo-dah. This program should serve as a guide for -gag scribblers. It steers clear of .the usual flip cracks and goes in for adroitly penned comedy characterizations. That, bub,- takes 'writing ability and not just patience • to brovwo through joke , Jlles. .. -Fibber's jamboree Is also gifted with slick plugging-. The commershill packages, are cellophaned with good humor -and displayed with showmanship. Among- the brighter cinema frolics was "Cluny Brown." However, it lost .some of its gleam when whittled down to kilocycle sjze for Radio' Theater. The film's 'sparkle was generated by its: gentle,- risgay fooling which wa s lost in the shuf- flo (or possibly .clipped by blue- penciler.-j) In the-radio version.... Look And Learn 3. Who was the woman who loft her job in the Patent Office to nurse the wounded on the Civil War battlefields? 2. How many states seceded from the Union during 18GO-1S61? 3. How many guns constitute a Presidential salute? 4. The female of what animal is a vixen? 5. Which of the Apostles was named "the rock"? ANSWERS 1. Clara Barton, who subsequent ]y founded ithc American Red Cross. 2. Eleven. 3. Twenty-one. 4. Fox. 5. Peter. HIGH SCHOOL GRADS GET AID Fort Wayne, Inc. (UP)—Civic and educational leaders here have established a loan fund of $25,000 for public and parochial .school graduates. Funds will be available to any high school graduate who wishes to attend-college but 'can not because of financial reasons. '"Red SkfJton's clowning is not for those who aVe interested in subtlety. The .humor hits you like a ten- ton truck. Neverthlcss, his didoes are usually on -the sprightly ' sido. That hill-billy kerrikter is good giggle bait—but, oh, t-hat male FOX CLEANERS 14 CHURCH ST. TEL. 517-1 Work Calliid For and • - ; • Delivered WE'RE ALTERING ODR STORE . . . Watch Us Grow! CORNER CANTEEN Sf)2 No. Main Street: • "Doni" Tcllerlco, Prop. Just Received A -Shipment-Of ' • ••> Modern Radiators Enough for 10 Seven Ropm Houses Firse Come - First Served The Waterbury Heating Co. Loaders In Home' Healing 34-36 Spring St. Phone 4-6478 Waterbury Furnaces Cleaned and Repaired . : ... Chimneys Cleaned Band Leader Finds Bobby-Sox Antics Passing Away Chicapo —(UP)— Band leader Glen Gray believes bobby-soxers arc' growing up. They aren't screaming any more, he said. "Maybe they are just losing their voices, but regardless ot the reason, they are' at last beginning to [step quiet," he added. Gray said screaming younff girls had been bothering him for 113 years, tearing buttons oft Jlis coats, grabbing his handkerchiefs and caving him black-and-blue. "The kids used to interrupt our programs when we played in theaters, by dancing up and down the aisles and running up to the stage with presents for the orchestra nembers," he said. "It got so the customers who really wanted to listen to our music stayed home." "Hot swing music is on its way to the dustiest top shelf of the music cabinet," Gray reported, 'and along with it is going the bobbs-soxcr." The old folks arc getting their chance to enjoy life now that •sweet music is being played again, ie commented. Gray said that when teen-agers 'Irst started their antics it was flattering. "It meant that I was beginning to attract attention," he said. "But I discovered, as did a lot of other people, that they were the once who were attracting the most attention. "Apparently, they finally discovered that no one thoug-ht they were cute or .smart. "They cost us a lot of money, too. Nobody can ploy to a bunch of kids who drinlf milk and pop and make a profit." Driver Sideswipes Ed Hanley's Car A car owned by Edward Hancy, 196 North Main street, Nau- .jatuck, was sidcswiped Wednesday while parked in Waterbury on Watcrtown avenue. Patrolman Vincent Begpr cf the Waterbury police said Hanley's car was hit oy one driven by Walter Allan, 27, 13ij Hillside avenue, Waterbury. The patrolman reported Allan left the scene of the accident. Allan, charged with driving while under the influence of liquor and evading responsibility, was granted a continuance to Feb. 13 when his case was called yesterday in Waterbury city court before Judge Charles R. Summa. Hits Moral Laxity/ MODERN ETIQUETTE Q. Is it necessary to give a gift to a person just because this person gave you one? A. No. Too much of this so- called "exchang-ing of gifts" is done. The true spirit ot giving is ruined when the giver expects equal value in return. Reverend J...W. BrouRhnr, 77,:of. Glerulule, Calif.. IH hhown *x he delivered his (sensational wrmon at the hlMorlc Tremont Bnptlxt Church, Boxton, Mass., denouncing the laxity of youthful mentis In the Boston area. The tiermon wati the result: of Ilcv. llrougher'H tour of the Huh clty'd night cliilm, cafe* and theater*. (International) Quonset Hut Church Solves Dilemma Beaver, Pa. (UP) — Church services are held .is usual in Our Ludv of Peace Catholic church, but there's nothing usual about th« building. This newest Ecavt-r County house of worsiliD is a %-by-20- foot Quonsut hut. More than 200 worshippeYs crowd into th.c semicircular structure each Sunday . Since 39-13. when the parish was founded. The congregation had been 'meeting in a vacant store t-nom. Tired of waiting for materials needed in their permanent church, the men donated their spare time to the project and put up the Quonset hut in six weeks. Pews and decorative materials were donated by a neighboring parish. COLLIE HAS ij PUPS Fort Wayije, Ind- (UP)—Golden Duchess, 11 registered collie, exceeded by 25 to 33 per cent the usual offspring for collies when she gave birth to a litter of 32- Q. Should a widow, upon her second marriage, wear the engagement or wedding ring of her first marriage? A. No; they should be put aside. Q. Which woman should a man seat at dinner, the woman on his right or the one on his left? A. The woman on his right. 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