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Tall Tower
s* —
by the man in the tower
Good Evening. __
Greetings . . . Waterbury’s well known merchant,
Edward J. Fitzgerald, has added a new title to his collec
tion, director of the Rotary Club. It must be a position
of possibilities or responsibilities, for the well known “Ed”
>ing a reputation of being doer of worth while things.
Let’s look at the record, if you are skeptical. . . . The
lobby of Hotel Elton was crowded Thursday evening with
labor leaders. The scheduled discussion on press and
labor relations failed to materialize owing to the death of
President Roosevelt. Had a chance to renew acquaint
ances with “Jimmie” Corrigan, A. F. of L. organizer.
“Jimmie” knows the labor history of Waterbury, inside
and outside, and it is always an educational pleasure to
chat with him and be “wised up” to certain little matters
that are so readily accepted as commonplace. . . . Keep
up the good work, Jimmie. Drop around to the Tower
once in a while for a chat. . . . Dick Benson and Cliff
Dawson had planned to relax after tonight’s scheduled
appearance of Tommie Dorsey and his famed “Spotlight
Band” at the State Armory, but due to the cancellation
of the engagement as a mark of respect to our late
President, the two energetic workers will have to start
“all over” again. Dick handled the negotiations for the
band’s appearance and the necessary elaborate arrange
ments for the public’s entertainment as a representative
of the Chase Brass & Copper Company. The band was
to pay a tribute to the company’s workers for their out
standing war production. Cliff represented the sponsors
of the attraction, the Coca-Cola Company. There was
every indication of the greatest dance attendance in
local history if “Tommie” appeared here tonight. And
when, and if he does in the future the record will be estab
lished. Anyway congratulations are due Dick and Cliff
tor their splendid work despite the postponement.
Coining events . . . C.Y.O.’s Spring Social should
attract a large crowd to Waterbury Catholic High
School Auditorium next Friday evening. The magnet
is not only the traditional hospitality and sociability
of the event, but the fact that the proceeds will buy
equipment for the C.Y.O. Baseball League, a popular
outfit. . . . Tonight, bowlers from the Waterville
branch of the Scovill Company will make merry at the
Kopper Kettle. Prizes will be awarded to the champs
and outstanding performers. The city’s most popular
interpreters of Barber Shop chords, the Oliver Trio,
will be featured in the entertainment. The American
Legion, Corp. Coyle Post, has taken an option on the
Washington Park Community House for its coming
class initiation. Many young veterans will join the
oldest unit of the legion in Connecticut. . . . Tomorrow
morning several hundred men will receive Holy Com
munion at the 8 o’clock mass in the Church of the
Immaculate Conception. Many will later adjourn to
The Elton for communion breakfast and an address by
Rev. John Hutchinson, native Waterburian, now on the
faculty of Holy Cross College. The gathering will
include representatives of the Knights of Columbus,
Fire and Police departments, postal employes, male
schoool teachers, veterans and servicemen. It will be
a tribute to Waterbury’s sons and daughters serving
in the Armed Forces—and special remembrance for
their late commander-in-chief—President Franklin D.
A Reporter’s Memo of Yester-Years: Tomorrow dig
nitaries of church and state and emissaries of the na
tions of the world will assemble in the sleeply, little town
•f Hyde Park, N. Y.( to pay their last respects to that
town’s most illustrious son—Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Once before a great and mighty assemblage of top hats
descended on this quaint New York village which nestles
on the banks of the Hudson. But it was a joyous oc
casion. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt were feting
King George and Queen Elizabeth at p, hot-dog roast.
On that sunny June day in 1939, three months before
the guns of war began to thunder in Europe, the sun
shone down on the most brilliant assemblage of the
world’s great and near-great that ever assembled in one
square mile. Royalty, clergy, ambassadors, governors,
senators, congressmen, cabinet members, in an endless
procession. The roads leading to Hyde Park were so
jammed with cars, police closed off the highways within
a three-mile radius of the President’s estate. But the
American rubberneckers were adamant. They parked
their gas buggies and took off on foot down the hot,
dusty stretch. As far as the eye could see up and down
the hills a stream of people rushed for Hyde Park—young,
and old, and mothers with babies in their arms. Because
of the intense heat of the day many were forced to turn
back. This writer recalls walking part of the way with
an old lady who fell exhausted by the wayside. However,
the little old lady refused help and insisted we go on.
“This is the greatest day in the history of our nation,”
she said. “You go on— You’re young— You’ll have a
memory to cherish for a lifetime.”
As the entourage turned into the gates of Hyde
Park, it was a weird and motley group of Americans who
feasted their eyes upon the world’s famous and the
world’s finer. Pop-eyed and perspiring, the boisterous,
rushing crowds, dressed in shorts, slacks, and any-old
thing, pushed and fought to get a peek at their Presi
dent and the English monarchs. Cameras were pushed
before their faces, pop-bottles crashed on the highway,
and the teen age youngsters yelped “Hi Georgie;” “Hi,
Lizzie!” But to young and old it was “Franklin” and
“Eleanor”. So sharp was the contrast to the pomp and
ceremony of St. James that many an American stand
ing in the sidelines shuttered in embarrassment. But
no Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was having the time
of his life. He beamed, he waved, and he yelled back at
the throngs. And in his eyes as he turned to speak to
the king there was no apology. His blue eyes shone
brightly, and he seemed to be saying “Those are my
people. And I’m mighty proud of them. They’re the
most wonderful people on earth.”
This fine quality
sofa Is ready to serve
you at all hours. By
day, you could not
ask for a more com
fortable, good-look
ing davenport and
yet In a twinkling, it
can be transformed
Into a soft, restful
double bed. See It
Car. 8*. Mala. 8cot01 A Brook 8t».. Waterbary.
Truman Family In The White House
(NEA Telephoto)
Harry Shippe Truman, 33rd President of the United States, with his family, Mrs. Truman and their daugh
ter Margaret, in the White House, shortly after he took the oath of office as President after sudden death of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Solemnity of occasion is reflected on faces of all three.
Sunday Services
Church school, 9:45 a. m. for
fourth grade and older; 11 a. m,
for nursery through the third grade
Morning service at 11. Rev. B.
Kenneth Anthony will preach on
"Aru Hour of Destiny”.
The Chrlsmon society for young
people will meet In the church par
lors at 5. A series of film slides
will be shown on “How to Conquer
The delegates of the First Church
to the ecclesiastical council of the
Naugatuck Valley Associate of
Churches at the South Congrega
tional church at 7:30 are Mr. An
thony and Allen H. Boardman.
Notices for the Week
Wednesday at 10, there will be a
meeting in the church parlors to
sew for the Red Cross, Bundles for
America and the hospital. Workers
take lunch, coffee furnished.
The Couples club of the First
church will have a musical evening
Wednesday In the church parlors at
8 o’clock. Mr, Lin Osborn of the
Yale Divinity school will have a
piano recital of a varied program.
Thursdays, 9 a. m. The spring
rummage sale of the First Church
guild will be held in the Scout
house. Mrs. Victor A. Hedberg, Jr.,
and Mrs. Kenneth E. Tullar are
the co-chairmen.
Friday, 7 to 9. Boy Scouts, troop
No. 25, in the Scout house.
Rev. Ivey Shuff, pastor
Sunday, April 15
9:30 a. m.—Church School.
10:45 a. m. — Worship. Sermon:
“Foundations of the Christian
6:30 p. m.—Junior C. E.
7:30 p. m.—Senior C. E.
6:00 p. m. — Family Fellowship
Supper. Each family will bring
a covered dish, bread and but
ter. The committee will supply
coffee and dessert. Mr. and Mrs
Dwight D. Rough, will speak on
their work -'Yale In China."
3:30 p. m.—Brownie Meeting.
3:30 p. m.—Girl Scout, Troop 10.
7:30 p. m.—Gym Class for Boys.
3:30 p. m.—Girl Scouts, Troop 18.
7:30 p, m.—Boy Scouts Troop.
8:00 to 11:00 a. m.—Youth Can
Rev. Robert Riemenschneider will
be at All Saints tomorrow for the
service of Morning Prayer at 11 o'
clock. Church school will meet
at 9:30 o’clock.
The flowers on the altar tomor
row will be given by Mrs. William
Windebank in loving memory of her
The Young People’s Fellowship of
All Saints’ will meet on Monday
evening, April 16th at 7:30 o’clock
at the Parish Hall.
The Women’s Auxiliary of All
Saints' will hold a work meeing at
the Parish hall on Wednesday, April
18th at 1 o'clock.
The Parish Social Club will hold
their regular meeteing on Wednes
day evening, April 18th at the Par
ish hall, starting with a Pot-Luck
Supperd at 6:30 o’clock.
201 Cherry Street
Rev. E. Elnar Kron, Pastor
Sunday, April 15
The Second S unday after Easter.
The Children’s Choir will practice
at 8:45 a. m. under the direction of
Mrs. William Russell.
The church school and bible class
convene at 9:30 a. m.
At 10:45 the service of divine wor
ship will be held, when the sermon
subject will be "Abundant Life’’.
The annual fuel offering will be
received at this service.
The T hird Annual Candlelight
Peace Service will be held at 7:30
p. m„ with members of the Junior
Luther League participating. Pray
ers will be offered for those in the
armed services.
The Third Annual Candlelight
Peace Service will be held at 7:30
p. m., with members of the Junior
Luther League participating. Pray
ers will be offered for those in the
armed services.
Calendar for week of April 15—
Monday at 8—The Annual Meeting
of the Swedish Benevolence Associa
tion will be held in Zion church.
Tuseday at 8—The first session
of a membership class will be held
in the parsonage.
Wednesday at 8 —Church Choir
will practice.
Friday at 9:30 a. m.—The Iduna
Circle will hold a Rummag- Sale in
the church basement
Friday at 8—The Junior Luther
League, will meet wjtb Miss Lillian
Rose on Cooke street.
Saturday at 9:30 a. nt—Confirma
tion class will meet.
Rev. John J. Snavely, DX>. Pastor
Philip Ritter, Youth Director
10:30 Morning Worship, Sunday,
April 15.
Organ Prelude:
Processional hlmn
Call to Worship
The Lord’s Prayer
Choir Anthem
Scriptude reading
Pastoral Prayer
Offertory anthem.
Talk to the children, Mr. Ritter
Sermon: "The Ideal of a People’’,
Dr. Snavely
Organ postlude
Church School
Worship at 10:30; Younger Classes
11:06; old classes 11:35.
Rev. Samuel Budde pastor ,
There will be a meeting of the
Men’s Club on Monday, Aptri'l 16 at
8:00 p. m.
The Church Service League will
hold an evening Card Party on
Tuesday, April 17 beginning at 8:00
p. m.
The Chapel will be hast to the
Women's Auxiliary of the New
Haven Archdeaconry on Friday, May
4th. In preparation f ar this meet
ing Miss Florence Redfield, chair
man the committee on arrange
ments, will address the Guild on
Wednesdau, April 18 at 3:00 p. m.
The flowers on the altar tomorrow
are being given by Mrs. Edith Fomell
in loving memory of her husband,
Henry Fomell.
Rev. David P. Gaines, Pastor
At the morning worship tomor
row at 10:30 o’clock, which will be
broadc*st by WATR, the preacher
will be Rev. Benjamin E. Smith.
Subject: "The Ultimate Issue."
In the evening, 7:30 o’clock,
Rev. Guy H. anRson will preach.
Subject: “What Do Ye More Than
ev. T. L. Sinclair, Pastor
Sunday, April 15 „
Holy Communion—8 a. m.
Church School—9:30 a. m.
Morning Prayer and Sermon—11
a. m.
Special Offering—Total to date
$302.70. This is beyond expecta
Of this amount $101 has been
sent to the Army and Navy Com
mission, $45 to the Waterbury
Council of Churches, $10 to the
American Bible Society, $10 to the
Presiding Bishop’s Fund, $10 to the
Barkeley Divinity School and $10
to the Virginia Theological Semin
Rev. Alan M. Fail-bank, Pastor
The pastor and Rev. Henry C.
McDowell, D. D., of the Dixwell
Avenue Congregational church in
New Haven, will exchange pulpits
tomorrow morning at 11. The Elm
City minister was a missionary for
17 years at Angola Portuguese West
Africa and was a former principal
of Lincoln Schtpl in Kings Moun
tain, North Carolina.
Sunday School will be held in
the morning at 9:45.
The Junior Pilgrim Fellowship
will meet at 5 p. m. and the Pil
grim Fellowship at 5:30. Rev. Mr.
McDowell will speak at' the latter
The Mr. and Mrs. Club will meet
Monday at the church. Frank
Lindsley is president.
Family night will be observed
Friday with two moving pictures,
‘The Journey Into Faith' and ‘A
Certain Noblemen’, as the special
Rev. Francis O. Ayres, pastor.
Holy Communion will be admin
istered at the Waterbury hospita
The flowers on the altar tomor
Holy Communion will be adminis
tered at the church at 8:00.
Sunday school will be held at
Morning prayer and sermon wiV
be held at 10:45.
Evening prayer will be said at
the War Shrine at 5 p. m.
Hie flowers on the altar will be
In loving memory of Elsie Rowland
Chase and those on the organ in
iovlng memory of John Agar Van
The Mr. and Mrs. Club will meet
Wednesday evening of next week n
the Guild Hall at 8:00.
25 Prospect Street
Rev. Roger B. T. Anderson,
Sunday, April 15
8:00 a. m —Holy Eucharist.
9:15 a. m.—Church School.
-0:30 a. m.—Holy Eucharist and
Evan H. Bergwall, Minister.
Sunday, April 15
9:45 a', m. Sunday Bchool. Classes
for all ages.
11:00 a. m. Morning Worship
Prelude Ida Levoll
Hymn, ''Safely Through Another
Call to Worship, Invocation
The Anthem
Senior Choir
Responsive Reading for the 15th
Apostle’s Creed, Gloria Patri
Scripture Lesson, Galatians 4:1-23
Prayer, Prayer Response
Presentation of Tithes and
Offertory Anthem
Junior Choir
Doxology, Announcements
Hymn, "Guide Me, O Thou Great
Sermon, "Christ In You”
Rev. Bergwall
Hymn, "Draw Thou My Soul,
O Christ"
Benediction Meditation, Postlude
7:00 p. m. Service of Remem
brance in honor of the service men.
The pastor will speak on "Interces
sory Prayer.”
Advance Notices
Thursday, April 19th: 3:30 p. m.
Junior choir. 8 p. m. Methodist
Youth Fellowship.
Friday, April 20th: 7:30 p. m.
Senior choir.
Church-Corner Spencer and
Phoenix Avenues
Parish House 58 Grove Street
Robert R. Hoydenreich, S. T. M.,
9:00 a. m—Sunday School.
10:00 a. m.—Nursery Class at the
Parish House
10:05 a. m.—English Service.
11:15 a. m.—German Service fat
church), Sermon Topic: The
Return of the Lost.
Coming Events
The spring meeting of the New
England Conference will be held at
the St. Paul's Lutheran church in
Bridgeport on Monday, April 16th.
The Rev. Robert A. Heydenreich,
secretary of the Conference, will
attend the sessions.
8:00 p. m.—Men’s Club.
Rummage Sale by the Sunshine
Society at the church base
Gypsy Carnival by the Seniors
and Intermediates.
Sunday, April 15
11:00 A. M.
Order of Morning Worship
Processional Hymn—
Call to Worship, Invocation and
Lord’s Prayer—
Responsive Reading
Gloria Patri—
Baritone Solo — ‘The Trumpet
Shall Sound’ from "The Mes
Scripture Reading
Offertory Quartet—
Children’s Sermon
Children’s Sermon
Sermon—Text: “Christian Leader
ship For The Next Generation’’
Recessional Hymn—
Postlude . West
The Flowers Are In Memory of
Deacon and Mrs. F. Henry Seng.
In Memorlam: Private George V.
FORUM—7:30 P. M.
Concert—7:00 to 7:30 p. m.—
The Second Church Symphony
Orchestra. George Gentile,
Invocation and Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Reading
Soprano Solo — O For The Wings
Of A Dove
Ilustrated Lecture — "Wanderings
In Mexico and Guatemala"
Harry J. Robinson
North Main stree. at Electric Ave.
Rev. E. Einar Kron, ‘Pastor
Sunday, April 15—
The Second Sunday after Easter.
Church school will m eet at 10:00
a. m. with Philip Johnson In charge.
Divine Worship at 3:00 p. m.,
when the sermon topic will be
"Christ is the Door."
Thursday, April 19 The Luther
League will meet at 8:00 p. m. at
the home of Mr. an d Mrs. Robert
eBnsoa. South street. Plymouth.
'' 4.,:'
Inter-High Groups to Pre
sent Annual Program
Tuesday, April 17
A worthy program of concert
music will be presented April 17
at the Wllby High school auditorium
by members of the Inter-High or
chestra, under the baton of Floyd
C. Evans, musical dlrecetor of Wa
terbury’s three public high schools.
A quartet of graduates of the
schools, consisting of Betty Evans
Roberts, Charlotte Perren Dodson,
Robert Hill and Robert Parsons will
be featured at the twenty-sixth an
nual concert in a rendition of the
“Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Selections to be played by the
orchestra Include a medley of war
songs, “Voyager Overture” by King,
“Der Frelschutz” by Von Weber,
"Perpetual Motion" by Strauss,
“Nocturne” by Czerwonsky; “Dance
of the Hours” from “La Giocanda”
by Poncielll, the "Andante” from
the Seventh symphony and the
“Finale” from the Fifth Symphony,
both by Beethoven.
The orchestra, which was organ
ized in 1919, was at first composed
of about a dozen Crosby students.
Wilby and Leavenworth students
joined it later. It has since been
known as the Inter-High Orchestra.
Lands Here
Stockholm, April 14.—The recent
ly elected Archbishop of Finland,
Aleski Lebtonen, arrived here yes
terday, on the Invitation of Arch
bishop Erling Eidam, primate of the
Swedish Church, to confer with the
American Lutheran delegation,
headed by Dr. P. O. Bersell, presi
dent of National Lutheran Coun
cil, which Is now visiting Europe.
Archbishop Lebtonen reports that a
Scandinavian Ecumenic Conference
has been arranged for April, 1948,
in Helsinki.
Dr. Bersell, and the two church
men with him. Dr. Ralph H. Long,
and Dr. Lorenz B. Meyer, had pre
viously been received by Arch
bishop Eidem. In an interview Dr.
Bersell empasized that Swedes and
Americans would have to take the
lead in the postwar reconstruction
activities of the Lutheran Church.
Archbishop Eidem stated that he
would like to come to the United
States in 1948 to take part in the
observance of the centenary of the
First Swedish Lutheran Church in
America, apart from the Delaware
colony in the 17th century.
Rev. Gomer Lewis, pastor.
Sunday school will be held tomor
row morning at 10.
“The Art of Loyalty” will be the
pastor’s sermon subject at 10:45.
A special service of recognition will
be held at the South Congregational
church in Hopeville at 7:30 p. m.
Tuesday evening the gym class
will meet at 8.
Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 the
Ladies’ Aid will sponsor a dessert
bridge. The Girl Scouts will meet
Wednesday evening at 7.
Rev. S. W. Weller, Pastor
Sunday services:
11 a. m. The pastor will speak on
the topic, “The Path of the
6 p. m. "The Blood of Jesus” will
be the topic at this service.
9:30 a. m. Church school will con
Corner Holmes and Mitchell Aves.
Sunday services, April 15, 10:45
a. m. and 5 p. m.
Sunday school, 10:45 a. m.
Wednesday evening meeting, 8
Rev. Murray Dewart will be at St
Paul’s for the service of Morning
Prayer at 11 o’clock tomorrow
morning. Church school will be a I
3:30 a. m.
The flowers on thhe altar lomor
row will be in loving memory e)
Mrs. Ellen Truelove given by he)
Tuesday, April 17th at 3:45 p. m
the boys will meet at the church
to form a baseball team under the
instruction of Ronald Keith.
The Women of St. Paul will hold
a Dessert Bridge at 1:30 p. m. on
Wednesday, April 18th.
A group of young people called
The Holy Five who wish to organ
ize a Young People’s Fellowship die
holding a baseball game with re
freshments and the election of of
ficers to follow tomorrow evening at
5 p. m.
Edwin N. P. Hempel, minister.
Sunday, April 15
9:30 a. m. Sunday school.
10:45 a. m. Worship service with
sermon by the pastor on ‘The Loss
of First Love”.
Tuesday, April 17—7:30 p. m.
Midweek devotions; 8:15 p. m.
Meeting of the official board.
Mt. Vernon, 111. (UP) — Dan
Strickland of Mt. Vernon found 24
one dollar bjlls and $105.70 In coins
buried in an old barn when he
tore it down.
One of the moit important phas
es of the proposed assessor's bill
for the city seems to have been
overlooked or under-estimated as to
value both by the bill’s proponents
and opponents. It is the clause
which would permit the appoint
ment by the Mayor of the three
members of the Board of Tax Re
view instead of their being elected
by the people as is the procedure
Such a change, on the surface,
may seem a minor one until we
realize that by this method we are
sanctioning the centralization of
our city’s government. We are de
priving the people of their sover
eign right to elect and permitting
one man to appoint those who will
serve our interests on the Board of
Tax Review.
Such centralization or the fun
neling of authority one indiv
idual in a community of this size
can constitute an initial marker
toward a city manager form of gov
ernment or a socialization of gov
ernment controlled by a few
through appointees. Politically
speaking it slams the door in the
face of young and capable aspirants
who might seek entry into politics
through such minor posts as mem
bership on the board.
(Peoples Government)
we ao not, noia witn tne princi
ple that the end justifies the means
and when such i principle Is applied
to a phase of our home government
as in this instance it would seem
to constitute stepping outside the
boundaries of established practices
of democracy. These practices
came about because they best typi
fied government by the people.
We are not asserting that we be
lieve the proponents of such a bill
have any ulterior motive in insert
ing such a proposed change for we
believe their intent is to benefit
the city. Our opposition, as such,
is predicated upon the belief that
their approach and not the pur
pose is faulty.
By Election
It would seem that the same end
and perhaps a better one. in the
long run, could be achieved by es
tablishing the same qualifications
for party nominees to the posts as
are suggested for the appointees, in
the bill. That is that the board’s
members must consist of a lawyer,
accountant and a layman.
Supporters of the bill claim that
a better grade of efficient officials
can be gained through appointments
rather than elections. And as an
argument they refer you to parsons
who have served on the board in the
past in an inefficient manner, and
who were elected to their posts. We
don’t argue t he merits of this or
that person but we do maintain that
such is no argument against electing
officials. If incapable persons were
nominated by responsible party
leaders and represented a. capable
you cannot blame the people or sys
tem by which they were voted into
office. It would be more practical to
look to the party leaders than to
search for faults in a system which
has proven generally healthy
throughout the history of this na
Future Administrations
While no question exists that the
present administration would ever
conduct its authority, received under
the proposed bill, to detriment of
the city’s welfare, it does remain
that the present administration will
not be in office forever and what
we may expect, by way of appoin
Features Of
Your Social
Security Act
(Editor Note: This si the tenth
of a series of 11 articles on Old
Age and Survivors Insurance and
related programs. These articles
wUl appear in the newspaper as
space becomes available. If you
wish further information about any
of these subjects discussed, you are
invited to contact the nearest Social
Security Board office or the other
agencies mentioned.)
There are many special situations
that cannot be covered in a series
of articles like this. Special rules
apply to stepchildren, adopted chil
dren, common-law wives, separated
wives, etc. For Information on such
matters the nearest office of the
Social Security Board should be
A general statement may be giv
en, however, as to the amount of
work you • must do before you or
your family can become eligible for
payments. Some figures on this
point have been given in earlier ar
ticles, but no explanation of the
general rules has been made.
All types or benefits are payable
If you have been working at least
half of the time from January 1.
1937. until you reach the age of 65
or die, and have been earning wag
es of at least $50.00 a quarter while
working. In any case you must
have to your credit at least six
quarters In which you were paid
$50.00 or more; when you have to
your credit 40 such quarters you are
insured for the rest of your life.
Certain special rules apply to those
who were over 65 or under 21 when
the Social Security Act went into
If you have been a farmer or an
Independent merchant and have
only recently started to work in a
war plant It will take you several
years to get enough credits to meet
the above requirement. As soon as
you have earned wages of $50.00 or
more in at least six quarters (ex
cluding the present quarter), you
have, however, a limited life insur
ance policy. In case of your death,
payments would be made to your
minor children, and to the widow
with such children In her care, or
a lump-sum deathe payment could
be made. Your wife or dependent
parent would not, however, be elig
ible for monthly payments at age
TCie above requirements apply to
all types of payments. In other
words jl the worker must have the
minimum amount of credits before
a monthly payment of any kind or
a lump-sum death payment may be
For detailed information call or
write to the Social Security Board,
108 Bank street, Waterbury 18,
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tees, from future administrations
leaves us with an unknown quantity
which could prove most detrimental.
Under the reign of an irresponsible
Mayor we could receive appointees
which could be of the worst calibre.
Reform For Reform
Reform such as is intended by this
bill is commendable in its design
and purpose but caution should be
the watchword in all like programs
lest such procedure be over-done
and become needful of reform it
self. And when such reform leads
us to centralization of any kind, so
that power of appointment is given
solely to one man, then it has been
over-done and can be reclaimed only
by curtailment of its procedure.
All such reasoning may be dis
carded by some as being academia
and therefore not fostering immedi
ate practical results, but a defense
of such methods as that of the right
to elect can hardly be termed aca
demic in view of the practical and
progressive results of the method of
elections in this nation's history.
It has been said—A Tree Is Best
Measured When It’s Down—and this
is true of President Roosevelt. Vet
at a time so close upon the man'*
untimely and tragic death we can
hardly measure the first dimensions
of the loss this nation and the world
has suffered. So enormous was hlax
personality, so great the impress of
his forceful character that only
time with its healing sense of cool
retrospect will permit us, at a future
date, to again shape the true spirit,
the essence of the identity of the
There is a great quiet among the
people today. They know a loss.
Yet it has none of the final poig
nancy that comes with the loss of
one we have known as an intimate
of our lifetime. Perhaps that is so
because like the man’s entire ad
ministration there is no precedent
to go by..
We will remember his confident
vigor when first he came upon the
black scene of the depression years
and said to the people—‘‘Our only
fear is fear itself." Over and over
again the familiar, warm voice pene
trated the dark scene and what it
said was what the people, when
they weighed it, believed should be
said. He became a neighbor, a man
of common understanding, a friend
in their minds and hearts and they
followed him even when they felt
the wonder and first fears as to
where they were being led.
We will remember his confident
leadership in the years just priof
to America’s entrance into the war
and his vigorous adherence to the
route he chose for America’s part
in the war; a route that has led ul
to the bright hour of victory.
He sought freedom for the peo
ples of the earth. No one can den#
that now. Whatever judgment ir.a#
have been formed by those who
were opposed to him as to his calibre
as the nation’s chief executive, all
men who are honest and balanced
must now give recognition to hi*
popular force of character, his in
nate sense of humanity that drew
the people to him. The people, the
masses, the nameless numbers of
people will eventually shape his
final stature; not the historians,
the reporters, the personal friends
and casual acquaintances—but the
people and those to come who will
be molded by the man’s work left
on the country’s destiny. Now he
belongs to the legends.
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