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Saturday, October 1, 1949
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PAGE S—N-AEGATCCK NEWS (CONTU. SATURDAY, OCT. 1, IMn DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY--GO--ROUND Drew Pearson Says: British Tried To Prevent Announcement Of Russiam Atomic Bomb; Explosion Breaks Up Senate Atomic Meeting; Miners' Welfare Fund Still Has Money For Pension Payments. Washington.—One significant incident which occurred at the time from Chairman Brien McMahon of Connecticut. "This is information of transcendent importance," McMahon declared, dramatically. He added that it was also the most -momentous news "since Hiroshima." Then he read excerpts from a speech by Soviet Foreign Minister Vishinsky, in which the Soviet spokesman used the words, "Reek-... „ ing vengeance." prime ministers of England and I "That's the key to the whole thing Canada -.vere also supposedly ready ] — vengeance," broke in Senator to announce, when suddenly the | Vandenberg, shaking a finger British embassy in Washington! gravely, the State Department for the ' " ' of the Russian atomic-explosion announcement has now leaked out —namely, how the British tried to prevent that announcement. They did not want President Truman to tell the world that the Russians now have the secret of the atom. The argument occurred on Thursday evening, Sept. 22. just before the President was slated to make his world-shaking statement. The use of a special airplane to New York. The private plane set aside for cabinet use was thereupon placed at the embassy's disposal. Just why the embassy should have asked for an entire airplane instead of merely buying a seat on a commercial plane to New York was not explained. However, Roger Makin, deputy undersecretary for British foreign affairs, who was long stationed in Washington and an old friend of Secretary of State Acheson, flew to New York and spent part of the evening arguing with Acheson against making the Russian atomic announcement next morning.. Makin's argument 'seemed to hinge partly around the idea that the American people would be too alarmed and panic-stricken. One British counter-idea was that the news of Russia's possession of the atom secret should be leaked instead to a newspaper. This would give the American public a less sudden realization that Russia had the bomb. There had also been some opposition to the announcement on the part of U. S. military men on the ground that we could better v.-atch the P.usiar.s if they did not know we knew their secret. The British shared in this view. However, the British arguments got nowhere. President Truman had made up his mind categorically that the American people were entitled to know what had hop- pened, and no one could have deterred him. That was why when the cabinet met next morning he stated, "I have decided to make the following announcement." He did not ask the cabinet for advice as to whether he should make it. "Bomb" Explodes With doors bolted and shades drawn, the Senate-House Atomic Energy committee got an advance report that Russia had exploded an atomic bomb. The legislators listened with, long, solemn faces to the announcement FLOWERS For All Occasion* FXOWEHS TELEGRAPHED EVEBYWHEBE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 1*0 RUBBER AVENTJE T«L eaeu Senator Gene Millikin of Colorado warned against hysteria, and Atomic Energy Commissioner Sumner Pike then gave his ideas. Then, as if a practical joke from on high, the room was rocked by a resounding noise. The legislators jumped in their seats, then broke into laughter. What they had heard was the beginning of a thunderstorm, breaking over the Capitol dome. "There goes your Russian atomic bomb," quipped Millikin. The tension was eased. Miners' Welfare Fund What very few people—including the miners—realize about John L. Lewis's Welfare Fund is that the pension part of the fund was never exhausted. Coal miners saw red and struck when Lewis announced that payments would stop because the coal operators had not been contributing to the Welfare Fund. But what they didn't know was that: 1. Only three or four coal operators in the entire United States had stopped contributing. 2. The pension part of the fund was not overdrawn and couid have continued paying pensions. However, since no public account ing of the Welfare Fund is avail able it was impossible . for eithei the coal miners or the American people to know this. And, in t'ni end, it is the American coal-burn ing; public which foots the bill Neither the miners nor the genera public could know, for instance that the pension fund has sufferec from all sorts of extraneous ex pep.ditures—to say nothing of $35. 000 paid annually to both Senator Styles Bridges of New Hampshire and Ezra Van Horn for sitting on the board. When Lewis stopped all payment: to miners just before the strike it was announced that the welfare treasury had dwindled to $14,695, 504. ~ - ' - NATION SALUTES NEWSPAPERBOY Gen. Bradley Ralph Kiner Benj. Fair less Justice Douglas BUCKMILLER Fcneral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 But what Lewis didn't revea was that, out of this remaining bal ance, only a ilttle over $1,000,000 was earmarked for pensions to re tired miners. Maybe Lewis Wanted Depletion When Senator Bridges acted as "neutral" arbitrator for the func in 1948. he decreed that pensions were not to be paid to miners who retired before May 1946. This was partly to-make sure there would ! he enough funds to pay the pensions, partly because the line on retroactive pension payments had to be drawn somewhere. However, of the total $104,000,000 paid out of the fund since AprilM948, less than one-third, or $30,360,000, has gone to. pensions The rest was overspent, most of it on laudable enterprises, but nev- theless with a wanton abandon certain to deplete the fund and risk the entire pension plan. For instance.disability payments and assistance to widows alone cost $64,206,071. Death benefits to widows and dependents cost $5,546,853; medical care and hospital services cost $4,761,071. While these were worth-while projects, neither the public nor the coal miners has any way of knowing just what they were or bow they were administered. Note—John L. Lewis was warned at the start that the entire welfare fund would be jeopardized, including pensions if he went in for too lavish spending. But there is reason to believe he was not at all averse to the depletion of his welfare fund in order to give him an excuse for coming back for more. On bferf Ciaftaei Wffl full Back loWttfc to Ywl SCHPERO'S For The Best In Jewelry C.H.Tomlins( Nemry Building Nangatnck, Conn. Hawley Hardware 102 Church Street Hotpoint Refrigerators Tile Beard Tools House Paint Lighting Fixtures Hand and Power Mowers Phone 4086 We Deliver Le Cercle Francais Election Held Jean Beauregard is the new president of the Naugatuck High school Le Cercle Francais Club, according to the Better Business Club's '-Spotlight." Other officers are: Roger Currier, vice-president; Barbara Burtnett, secretary; and Barbara Raytk- wich, treasurer. Have You Visited Our Second Floor HOMEWARES DEPARTMENT? Stop In and See It. Store Open Daily Monday Thru Saturday . . . also Friday Nights. CANS, Inc. Maple Street Tel. 3507 or 6090 SOME 500,000 YOUNG FELLOWS, who leave the daily papers on the nation's doorsteps, find themselves in the headlines as National News- paperboy Day becomes a highlight of National Newspaper Week. This is an occasion on which the newspaper world and the public at large are expected to remember that, from Horatio Alger heroes to Industrial titans, the newsboy has become something of a symbol of youthful enterprise in the United States. Typical of the men who were "news boys once themselves" are (shown at top): Benjamin Fairless, U. S. Steel president; Supreme Court Justice William Douglas; Gen Omar N Bradley and Ralph Kiner, baseball star. Going about his rounds on his bike today (bottom) is Boger Dobson of Bellerose, N. Y. {Central Press) What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Sunday, Oct. 2 Louis Budenz Lecture, Columbus Hall, sponsored by St. Francis' Holy Name Society, 8 p. m. Monday, Oct. 3 Girl Scout Campaign Opens in Naugatuck for $1,000. First fal] meeting Naugatuck Woman's club Legion Home,' 2:30 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 Executive committee of Naugatuck Council of Churches, Congregational parish house, 8 p. m. Mother p.nd Daughter banquet, Kennedy Circle, Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus rooms, 6 p. m. Monthly meeting, board of warden and burgesses, town hall court room, 8 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 Dessert-bridge, Emblem club of Naug-atuck Lodge of Elks, Elks rooms Neary building, 8 p. m. Eummajro sale, Church Helpers, St. Michael'.? parish house, 9 a. m. Thursday, Oct. G Rummage sale, Church Helpers, St. Michael's parish house, 9 a. m. Friday, Oct. 7 Birthday festival sponsored by Ladies' Aid society, Salem Lutheran church hall, 8 p. m. Rummage sale. Ladies Auxiliary of Naugatuck American Legion Post. Monday Oct. 10 Monthly meeting, board of public welfare, town hall, 8 p. m. Garden department, Naugatuck Woman's club, tour of Bristol Nurseries. Juniorettea of Naugatuck Woman's club, opening tea. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Evang-eJine Circle of Salem Lutheran church meeting- at the Tranquility Farm, Middlebury, supper 6:30 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 13 Rummage sale, Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel, vacant store next to Alcazar theater 9-30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Rummage sale, sponsored by Ladies' Aid society of Salem Lutheran church, church hall 7 to 9 p. m. Friday, Oct. 14 Food sale, Pond Hill Community club, Brennan's store, 10 a m to 3 p. m. ^ Rummase sale. Sisterhood of -ongreg-ation Beth Israel, vacant store next to Alcazar theater, 9-30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Rummage sale, sponsored by Ladies' Aid society of Salem Lutheran church, church hall, 9 a. m. to 12 noon. Wednesday, Oct. 2G Halloween Party, Prospect St PTA, in School. Bowles Sets Oct. 10 As Fire Prevention Day hi Connecticut Hartford, Oct. \ — ( UP) — The tragic circus fire which took 167 lives in Hartford July B, 1944, has been recalled by Governor Bowles. In pioclaiming Oct. 10 fire prevention day, the governor said the carelessness that brought death to so many homes that day is the same negligence which causes fire to burn up hundreds of lives and millions of dollars lof property each year. In hit- proclamation, Governor Bowles points out that a great majority of fires could have been avoided by the observance of common safety measures. Wrote the governor, and we use his words "we must do everything in our power to impress unon ourselves and our neighbors the necessity for taking precautions againnt accidental fires. Busty Council Card Tourney Entries Due At Y1CA By Monday Entries for the YMCA Industrial card tournament must bo submil- cd to the Y office by Monday, it vas announced today by Herbert m. Brown, YMCA general- sectary. The first matches in the ournament will be held Mondav Oct. 30. Mrs. Brrown also announced that companies planning to enter cams in tho. Industrial Volleyball league should do so as soon IIH 'osaible. Entries are to be submit- ed to the Y office. ALL BUT 4 STATES Grapes are produced commercial- y in 44 states of the U. S. Glendale Club To Hear Talk On TB Tuesday Evening Mrs. Eloise H. Heath, associate in health education of the Waterbury _ Tuberculosis League, v/ill be guest speaker ^at next Tuesday night's meeting of the Glendale Community Club at S:30 o'clock in the new clubhouse. She will show movies depicting the value of X-r.-iy in tuberculosis discovery and treatments, and she will also discuss the "patch test" for children. Club members are asked to note that the meeting will start at'8:30 o'clock. C. Thompson Retires After 45 1-2 Years With Bristol Company Charles S. Thompson of North Main street, an employe of the Bristol Co., retired yesterday after 45'/ 2 years of service with the company. Mr. Thompson was honored last evening at a banquet in the company's cafeteria. The main address was delivered by H. H. Bristol,! president. A gift was presented to Mr. Thompson by J. B. Kelsey, president of the Quarter Century Club, of which the retiring em- ploye is vice-president. He was also presented a purse by Horace Candee on behalf of his fellow em- ployes in the engineering department. ON THE AIR 1:00—WBRY—Stars Over Hollywood WTIC—News WWCO—News WATR— Campus Music WLCR—Canaan News 1:15—WTIC-^-Farm and Home Hour WWCO—Baseball Matinee WLCR—Farm Safety Talk 1:30—WBRY—Give and Take WWCO—Sports and Melody Matinee WLCR—Platter Party, News 1:45—WTIC—Americans World Over WATR—Georgia vs. N. Carolina 2:00—WBRY—County Fair WTIC—Juke Box Jingles WATR—101 Ranch Boys WLCR—Robbins' Nest 2:30—WBRY—Football 'Roundup WTIC—Report on America WATR—Junior Junction 2:45—WTIC—UN is my Beat 3:00—WTIC—Musicana 4:00—WTIC—Your Health Today 4:15—WTIC—TBA WLCR—Your Serenade 4:30—WTIC—Contrasts WATR—Tea and Crumpets 5:00—WTIC—TEA WLCR—News—Krauss 5:15—WLCR—Birthday Club 5:30—WBRY—Stardust in the Afternoon WWCO—Matinee Quiz WTIC—Music for Today 5:45—WTIC—Animal Foundation 6:00—All Stations—New* 6:15—WBRY—John A. Cluney WATR—Sports; Music WTIC—Strictly Sports WWCO—Sportscope WLCR—Sports 6:30—WWCO—Nau & . Ind ust.; Lithuanian Memories WTIC—Symphony Orch WBRY—Red Barber, WATR—Local and World News WLCR—Supper Serenade 6:45—WATR—The Harmonaires WBRY—Religious News 7:00—WATR—Here's Hollywood WBRY—Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar WLCR.—News Just for You 7:30—WATR—Football Scores WWCO—Quick As a Flash WTIC—TBA 7:45—WATR—It's Time for Music 8:00—WBRY—Gene Autry WATR—Fred Bredice WWCO—20 Questions WTIC—Star Theater 8:30—WBRY—Philip Marlowe WATR—Heinie and his Band WTIC—Truth or Consequences WWCO—Take a Number D:00—WTIC—Your Hit Parade WATR—Cong. Charles Hal- leek WWCO—Life Begins at 80 WBRY—Gangbusters 9:30—WATR—Hollywood Byline WTIC—Judy Canova WBRY—Jazz Band Ball WWCO—Lomhardoland 10:00—WBRY—Sing It Again WWCO—Chicago Theater WATR—Barn Dance 10:30—Grand Ole Opry 11:00—All Stations—News 11:15—WBRY—Nile Shift WTIC—Special Report WATR—Tops in Sports WWCO—Platter Parade 11:30—WTIC—Surf Club Orch. WATR—Dance Ork, 12:00—All Stations—News TELEVISION P.M. WCBS-tfhaimel 2 6:15—Music; Program Review; Weather Report 6:30—Red Barber's Clubhouse 6:45—Lucky Pup 7:15—Film Shorts 7:30—Quincy Howe 7:45—Blues by Bargy 7:55—Ruthie on the Telephone 8:00—Winner Take All 8:30—Comedy Film—Premier Playhouse P.M. WNHC-TV—Channel 6 5:00—Football Scoreboard 6:30—Red Barber's Clubhouse 6:45—Lucky Pup Resume 745—Film Shorts 7:30—Hollywood" Screen Test 8:00—Spin the Picture 9:00—Who Said That 10:00—Late News AM. WNBT—Channel 4 5:30—Children's Sketch Book 7:30—The Nature of Things 7:45—Leon Pearson 8:00—Meet Your Congress 8:30—Mixed Doubles . 9:00—Who Said That 9:30—Eddie Condon Floor Show 10:00—Meet The Press Cost Accountants Plan Conference A three-day New England cost conference on "Costs for the,Competitive 50's" will be held at the Hotel Kimball, Springfield Mass., Oct. 13, 14 and 15, under the sponsorship of the National Association of Cost Accountants for the 4,500 members of the New England area. Several members of the Waterbury chapter of the association are planning to attend. CORPORAL SAVES TOT FROM WEll the top. (.International) NHS Publication Plans Short Story Writing Contest The . "Spotlight," official bimonthly publication of ».ne Naugatuck High School Better Business Club, made its first appearance of the year Thursday. The 12-page mimeographed paper con- :ains several feature articles, news terns, a sports section and two pages of cartoons. Lorraine Telles, special features editor of the paper, announced in the edition that the "Spotlight" will sponsor a short story writing contest for all high school students. Four separate contests will be conducted, one for each class, starting with the freshmen. Prizes will be awarded arid the winning stories will be. published in the next four issues of the "Spotlight". Judges for the contest will be Raymond K. Foley, acting principal; Miss Dorothy Bean, of The ••Jaug-atuck News staff; Spotlight Editor-in-Chief Carole Bower; Literary Editor Pauline Brozait and Miss Telles. The contest for freshmen began yesterday and will end Nov. 1', with the winning story to be printed in the November issue. The eon- est for sophomores begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, with the winning story to appear in the January issue. The contest for juniors starts Dec. 15 and ends Feb. 15, with :the winning entry to appear n the March issue. The contest or seniors starts Feb. 15 and ends, April 15, with the winning entry being published in the May issue. Entries may be on any subject :hosen by the writer, but must ^e original. They may be fiction r some incident from life. Rules are as follows: 1. Prepare , cover page, stating only your name, class, year and English eacher. 2. Use standard ruled omposition paper. 3. Rule a one- nch margin on left-hand side of >aper. 4. Length of story should >e not less than 500 and not more han 1,000 words.' 5. Use blue or Jlack ink, or type. 6. Center your leading or title. 7. Staple or clipi ogether when completed. WOMAN CONSIDERED A woman may be named as a Hartford county commissioner. Governor Bowles is believed to be onsidering Mrs. Mary C. Kenney >f New Britain for the post which, was vacated by the retirement of ~Iu£ene W. House of Glastonbury. Mi's. Kenney is a member of the Democratic State Central Commit- 8UNDAV and MONDAY "Cry of the City" with Victor Mature Richard Conte Betty Garde .a also *"'• "Louisiana" with Governor uimtnie Davis Margaret Lindsay •• — Today — Angels With Dirty Faces" and "Home In San Antone" NHRR Steam Engines Sold To Scrap Firm With 34 oC the New Haven Railroad's old steam locomotives being towed to :.i Went. Virginia scrap heap, officials of the road report that only two steamers are in service, west of New London. Those being scrapped are being towed to the Weirton Steel Co., Weirton, W. Va. Diesel locomotives have replaced the steamers. HAMILTON PARK (WATERBURY) CONNECTICUT'S NO. 1 BAND OPENS. SUNDAY NIGHT HIS SAXOPHONE AND HIS GREATER ORCHESTRA 17 — PEOPLE — 17 Starring Lovely Barbara Lowe, Vincent Manzolli, Bob Mobilio and Monroe Spier Dancing at 8:15 Free Parking Adm. (tax incl.) GOc John Kane Assigned As Practice-Teacher 9 , At Naugatuck High John Kane, a former Naugatuck High School student, is now engaged in practice teaching at the local school, in connection with his studies at the New Britain State Teachers College. He instructs two periods in mechanical drawing and three in general shop. At New Britain, Mr. Kane is majoring in industrial arts. He will continue his practice teaching at the high school until Dec. 8. He will graduate from the Teachers College in June and plans to take up teaching as a profession. ALCAZAR SDN. — MON. — TUES. lean Porter — June Preisser Tony Pastor and Orch. in "Two Blondes and A Redhead" and Victor Mature — itUchard Conte "Cry of the City" — Now Playing — "THAT WONDBBFU1 CRGE" and "ESCAPE" NHS Better Business Club To Hear Local Insurance Agent Robcr 1 Sutherland, a local innur- ance agent, will be the guest speaker at the first assembly of the Naugatuck High School Better Business Club Oct. 20 in the high school auditorium. The new BBC officers, who will be elected at a council meeting next Tuesday, Oct 4, will be introduced ai that umo. A representative from each of the high school business classes to the council will be elected Monday Oct. 3. 1 R| Dan DAILEY Anne BAXTER YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING TCCHNICOlOt Ann* REVERE Rod CMKnN ( >CT«MDCRr 6* STOW* . 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