50 years ago in The Villager
Nov. 19, 1953
* Two hundred Greenwich Village residents turned out to urge the Board of Estimate to approve the capital budget, including $2 million for replacement of the inadequate and archaic Public School 41 building at Greenwich Ave. and Charles St.
* Roderic L. OConnor, special assistant to U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, gave a talk, Around the World With the Secretary of State, to the First Assembly District Republican Club at its headquarters, 40 W. 10th St.
* A Con Edison ad encouraged Villager readers to go buy at your favorite store the latest bedtime innovation electric blankets: No more squirming under a mountain of covers to keep warm, the ad copy read. Its custom-
tailored comfort to help you sleep better all winter long.... So inexpensive to operate.
* At the meeting of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter at the Womens Engineering Club, at 4 Washington Sq. N., a bronze emblem was presented by another D.A.R. chapter to be mounted on a mahogany base to be used as the holder of a silk American flag.