Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 4, 1949 · Page 2
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
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TAPE g—XAUCATUCH NEWS (CONN.). TPESPAY. OCT. 4. 19*9 DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Calls On President Drew Pearson Says: Death Of Ray Wakefield Was Tragic End To The Life Of A Fine Public Servant; Lady Lawyer From Pittsburgh Champions Leland Olds' Reappointment. Washington—Ray Wakefield, who I , had served his country long and j faithfully, was found in the bathtub the other day with his wrists slashed. His death, shortly thereafter, did not provoke the same storm that followed the suicide of another high public official last spring, but it should not pass unnoticed. Ray Wakefield was a Republican who had made a career of government. Beginning as a California district attorney, then as a California railroad commissioner, he worked his way up to be a federal communications commissioner. Most of his adult life hs spent serving his government, and both Democrats and Republicans testified that he serve^ it well. When his term expired on the Federal Communications Commission in 1947, both Republican and Democratic senators together with the Democratic KCC chairman, recommended him for reappointment. And he was reappointed. This particular post of the FCC had to be rilled by a Republican, and Truman sent Wakefield's name up to the Senate. Then, one day after President Truman made a speech at Princeton, June, 1947, urging young men to make a career of government service, he suddenly withdrew Wakefield's name from the Senate. "There is a critical shortage of such men," the President had told the Princeton graduates referring to government servants. Then he went back to Washington and killed Al Jofson the appointment of a man who had spent 25 faithful years in government service. Stepped On Toes Wakefield, just before his appointment was withdrawn, had issued a report which saved the American public $2,500,000 a year in radio and telegraph rates. Because of this .and his consistent championship of lower rates for the public, the big radio and communications companies didn't like him. On top of this he had ruled against giving a. radio station to Speaker Sam Rayburn's nephew at Houston, Texas. Finally, Senator Ericker of Ohio, who sought a radio station at Columbus, O., -wanted his friend, Congressman Robert Jones of Ohio, appointed in Wakefield's place. Jones had been elected witli the support of Gerald L. K. Smith and other isolationist groups, once had belonged to the Black Legion. But Wakefield's name was withdrawn and Jones was appointed in his place. • ** . To one who had dedicated his life to government service, who had raised a family on a skimpy government salary, and who had tried to defend the public's interest, naturally this was pretty hard for Ray Wakefield to take. At first he figured he might practice law, then went abroad on a makeshift radio assignment. But he couldn't sleep at night and he kept looking back at all those 25 years spent trying FLOWERS For All Occasion* tXOWEBS TFLEGBAPHED EVEBYWUERE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 1M BCBBEB AVENUE 1W. BS2S BUCKMILLER Feneral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 BUTKUB Atlantic Service Station Fern and Chestnut Sta. NOW OPEN!! Atlantic Top Grade Oil Second-to-none 30c-S5c SINGER Al Jolson puts on all his charm for the photographers in Washington after he called on President Truman at the White House. "I askeu him if he was going to run again," Jolson later told reporters, "and he told me, 'I don't know whether they want me or not, but maybe I will need the lob. 1 " (International Sound'ohoto) to work his way up from a young deputy district attorney in Fresno, Calif., then as a tax appraiser, then on to Washington—always working for the public. And so, with no one particularly left to work for, Ray passed away last week. He was taken to no government hospital. His funeral will not be held in state. But his death will be mourned by many little people who knew Ray Wakefield as a friend of man. Another Public Servant Petite Anne Alpern, noted city solicitor of Pittsburgh, Pa., gav<: senators on the Interstate Commerce Committee a piece of her nimble mind the other day. Testifying on the stymied reappointment of Leland Olds, liberal federal power commissioner, the lady lawyer from Pittsburgh asked, in effect, whether the committee was taking orders from the American people or from the private gas-and-oil lobby which is so vehemently fighting Olds' confirmation. pern asserted, were against Olds because he opposed legislation exempting them from federal rate j regulation. "I'm not concerned about the fate of one man," testified Miss Alpern, "bui' I am concerned about the fate of American consumers. We cannot afford to jettison men like Leland Olds who have devoted their careers to protecting consumers. The ore thing his enemies don't like about him is that they can't swerve him from his public duty." ^ In the very middle of a sentence Sen. Lyndon "Lying-Down" Johnson of Texas, elected by those who opposed Pappy O'Daniel but who has been veering over to Pappy's big oil-and-gas voting record, pulled a stop watch on the lady, informed her that her time was up. "I wasn't expecting- to share my time with members of the committee, who have asked me so many questions," replied Miss Alpern, and ,was given a few more words. Note—Olds is another public servant who, like Wakefield, has not been afraid to buck the big interests in favor of his fellow men. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Tuesday, Oct. 4 Executive committee of Naugatuck Council of Churches, Congregational parish house, 8 p. m. Mother and 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 Naugatuck Lodge of Elks, Elks rooms, Neary building, 8 p. m. Rummage sale, Church Helpers, St. Michael's parish house, 9 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 6 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 Naujratuck 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. Juniorettes of Naugatuck Woman's club, opening tea. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Evangelinc Circle of Salem Lutheran church meeting at the Tranquility Farm,' Middlebury, supper, 6:30 p. m. Thursday, Oct. IS 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 L'ltheran 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. 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, 9 a. m. to 12 noon. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Halloween Party, Prospect St PTA, in School. Marine Auxiliary Giving Wheel Chair To Vets Hospital The Ladies Auxiliary of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League, will present a wheel chair to the Rocky Hill Veterans Hospital tomorrow evening, it was announced today by Mrs. Raymond C. Wooster, president. A program of entertainment, to be presented in the hospital auditorium, is being arranged. Several members of the Auxiliary and Detachment will attend the presentation. Friday evening there will be a regular meeting of the Auxiliary, at 8 o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall. Plans will be made for the meeting of the state staff, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Odd Fellows hall. Firemen To Attend Mass For Fr.Wanat A requiem high Mass for the late Rev. John S. Wanait, assistant pastor of St. Hedwig's Church and chaplain of the Naugatuck Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. until ihis death, will be celebrated Sunday at 11 a. m. at St. Hedwig's. Church at the request of the volunteer fire company. All members and honorary, members of the company are expected to attend. A meeting of the committee arranging the Mass will be held Thursday night at the fire house. Members are Everett Donovan, Pierce Caspar and Frank Muleski. Hill Asks Cooperation Of Public Diabetic Detection Week Starts Oct. 10 Routine physical examinations arc uncovering 55,000 new cases of diabetes each year, but today 1,000,000 persons in the United States have diabetes and do not know it, according to Dr. William E. Hill, chairman for New Haven .county during Diabetic Detection Week to be observed Oct. 10 to Oct. 16. Dr. Hill says that for those 1,000,000 persons, early diagnosis is of primary importance.. The purpose of observing Diabetic Detection Week is to arouse interest in this disease and try to find these hidden diabetic people, and to bring them under treatment. This program will succeed only with the cooperation of the public, Dr. Hill says, and reports that the medical profession, by and large, stands ready to serve, free of charge, in this major effort in public health and professional public relations. During the week of Oct. 10 to 16, the people of all communities are to be given the opportunity of liee services by the physicians. Specimens of urine, taken one to two hours after a hearty meal, should be placed in a clean receptacle bearing name, age and address, and left at the nearest drugstore or with the family physician or local health officer any time durin that week. Some of the local factories are offering services as collecting stations and due notice will be given employes. Dr. Hill says, "Get tested during Oct. 10 to 16 and find out if you are one of the million." lOPerCent Increase Noted In Veterans Served A 10 per cent increase in the number, of cases handled during September over that of the same period a year ago is noted in the monthly report of Mrs. Donald C. Wood, office administrator of Service for Veterans. Last month a total of 176 cases were, handled compared to 158 in September, 1948. The itemized report is as follows: Served, World War II veterans, 158; dependents of World War II veterans, three; World War I veterans, nine; dependents of World War I veterans, three; dependent Spanish-American War veteran, one; civilians, two. Telephone calls, 205; interviews, 127; incoming mail, 86; out-going mail, 83; new cases, 11. DeMolay To Confer Two Degrees Weds. John R. Anderson, Master Councilor of Arthur F. Lewis Chapter, Order of DeMolay, announces that the regular Chapter officers will confer the Initiatory and the De- Molay degrees on a large class of candidates at the next regular meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p. m. All DeMoIays, ?ast DeMolays and Master Masons are invited to attend. Newly elected officers of the Chapter will be installed by the State DeMolay Grand officers at ceremonies in the Masonic Temple Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p. m. Carl E. Bovay, who last June was elected Junior Steward of the State DeMolay, will be installed as Master Councilor. SEEK SITE FOR NATIONAL OPERA AFTER ANNOUNCING a plan for building a National Opera House In Washington, famed former opera star Mary Garden, 72, and Carleton Smith, director of the National Arts Foundation, look over likely sitei in the- vicinity of the National Gallery of Art. She said funds for th« project would be raised by popular subscription. (International) Conn. VFW To Honor Leaders At Testimonial In New Haven Nearly 40 Register For Evening Retail Training Classes Great interest is being shown by Naugatuck store personnel in the Retail Training Class olpening Wednesday night at Naugatuck High School. Nearly 40 persons men and women emiployed in loca. ettores, have indicated a strong desire to take advantage of this free training sponsored by the Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Board of Education as a part of the Naugatuck Adult Education Program. Classes in Modern Sales Technique, ithe first course offered, will meet each Wednesday evening from ',':00 until 9:00 beginning October 5 and ending November 23, witli sessions planned to be resumed again after the first of the new year in one of the following phases of retailing: Store Organization, Effective Speech, Sales Promotion, or. elementary Mer chandising. Local classes will be taught by William J. Dunham, Personnel Manager of Shartenberg's, Inc., of New Haven. Prior to becoming aa- socjated with Shartenberg's, Mr. Dunham spent three years as Sectional Manager for Montgomery Ward and Company at Albany, New York; five y^ars as District Sales Manager of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company;" four years in the sales and merchandising field for Boston department stores; and three years in the U. S. Navy as Assistant Personnel Officer at the U. S. Naval Training School at Sampson, New York. 7jOOO GARMENT FACTORIES New York—There are nearly 7,000 concerns in the U. S. which manufacture ready-to-wear outer garments. Geo. Wigglesworth & Son, Jac PLUMBING, KEATING and AJB CONDITIONING MAPLE STREET 24 Hour Oil Burner Service TEL. G26S The MUSIC SHOP .. . when you think of gifts, think of music . . . everything; musical. 88 Church St. Phone 5287 Mezzio's Offers:— Complete Brake Serriec, mice) Alignment and Wheel Balancing, Trout End B»j»IriB«. Radiator Bererse Flushing, BxM* Bmc*«/«r^ A-mvtrost Tin*. MEZZIO'S tig BITE H3IPE PBIVE. TEE, CAESAE KBZYKOWSKI rainier — Decorator BBEJTVAN ST. TEL S7M Free Estimates FuH Insurance Coverage SCULLY, Florist Flowers for Every Occasion 480 BALDWIN ST. Waterbury LEO T. SCULLY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 5-7280 IT'S NEW —IT'S BIGGER IT WASHES CLEANER - FASTER SAFER-WHITER AND BETTER THE BIG NEW 1950 MODEL APEX WASHING MACHINE ONLY APEX HAS THE SPIRAL DASHER AGITATOR AND—BEST OF ALL PRICE IS ONLY $1O9 95 $C "Sff $1 25 ^J ONLY ^J^'^** ONLY PAY A WEEK Lincoln r) Store WEST MAIM ST. rao; Local Members On Committee Planning Saturday Event The Department of Connecticut, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will honor their Commander, Thomas J, Nelson of Bridgeport, and their President Mae E. Demipsey of Derby wibh a dinner fin their honor Saturday, October 8 at the Hotel Garde in New Haven. u Co-Chairmen in charge of the affair are: P. A. Testa of Windsor, and Kathryn Tinker of New London. Other committee members are: Edward F. Robinson. Plainville; Frances tickford, West Haven; Charles Post, and Mayrc C. Post, Norwalk; William Loncr- g-an, Waterville; Marquerite Peterson, New Haven; Joseph D. Gregory, Cos Cot>; Alma McElroy, Shelton; Haymond A. Baker and IKatherine Ra.doliffe, Naiugatuck; John Battagliola and Arlene Zak- alski, Bridgeport; Edward J. Welch, and Jean Jabolnsky, Derby. .Distinguished guests who -will he 'present are: Governor and Mrs. Chester Bowles; Mayor and Mrs Jasper McLevy of Bridgeport; Mayor and Mrs. Anthony DeRenzo of Derby; Clyde A. Lewis, Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Evelyn Monaco, National President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars- Dr Lewis Beards-ley, Manager, U si Veterans Hospital in Newington- Colonel Harry T. Wood, Manager' U. 8. Veterans Administration- Congressional MeraJ of Honor Winners William Johnston of Colchester and Homer Lee Wise of Noroton Hefghts. Exchange Dance To Attract 1,000 Friendship Festival At Footwear Parking Lot Tonight At 8; Everybody Invited; Everything Free; 20 Prizes To Be Awarded Mrs. Clark Heads Naugatuck Unit, Amer. War Mothers Mrs. Jane Clark, Nixon avenue, was elected first president of the Naugatuck Chapter, American War Mothers at the group's organizational meeting Sunday afternoon in the town hall. Mrs. Clark said she accepted on a temporary basis. Other officers elected were Mrs. Maude Lewis, vice-president; Mrs. Lorella Newman, treasurer; Mrs. Elna House, corresponding; secretary; Mrs. Florence Jepson, chaplain; Mrs, Christine Holm, historian; Mrs. Betty Anderson, records custodian; Mrs. Rose Ploss, sergeant-at-arms, and Mrs. Pearl Lemoine, chairman of hospitalization. Those at yesterday's meeting heard a talk on the aims and purposes of the organization given by Mrs. Helen Manaco, Hamden state president. All mothers of men or women who served in either World War I or World War II are invited to join, Mrs. Clark said. The unit streses work in aid to veterans in hospitals, according to Mrs. Clark. "Black-Quf Reported In Accident Case Dr. N. A. Towne, 39, of 297 Church street, arrested in 'Waterbury Saturday night after an accident on West Liberty street, was granted a continuance to Oct. 18 in Waterbury City Court yesterday. He was arrested by Lieut. Joseph Pettit, Sgt. John Murphy and Motor Patrolman Joseph Murphy. Prosecuting Attorney James F. McGrath said Towne was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. Hi.s case was presented yesterday as a violation of the rules of the road pending a further investigation of his condition at the time of the accident, Atty. McGrath said. Atty. Michael Blansfield, appearing for Towne, told the court the doctor has a condition which might cause him to "black-out", giving police probable cause to believe him under the influence. Dr. Towne is reported by police to have sideswiped a car on West Liberty street. More than 1.000 N'augatuck residents, younjj and old alikp. are expected tonight at the Naugatuck Exchange Club block dance to be held in thp parking lot of the U. S. Rubber Co, on Church street. The affair will get underway at 8 o'clock, v.-ith music, entertainment and 'Frizes-all f i ee — an( j f fcs . tivitief- will continue until 11 o'clock. Felix Zembniski and his orchestra, playing under the auspices of the American Federation of'Musi- cians recording fund for music in communities, will play for squar* and modern dancing. Ray Hotchkiss will call the square sets. Cliff cDooHlUo) Wavren. radio and ivcordinff artist and a Naugatuck resident who has been featured on radio programs in Texas, will sing. Naugatuck's barbershop quartet, the Salem Village Quartet, will a bo harmonize on b. few of the eld favorites. A featured attraction- of the affair will be the awarding of a gift every 20 minutes, with a table model radio to he the grand prize. The purchase of tickets will not be necessary, according to cochairmen Clayton Dethlefsen ant' John Delaney. Refreshments will be available at the parking )or dance, with all proceeds to be used by the Exchange Club Sunshine Fund. Mr. Dethlefesen pointed out that this fund is now depleted since the Sunshine committee recently purchased a house trailer for a blind resident and hU two children. The dance is beinj; staged bv the Exchange Club with the cooperation of the U. S. Rubber Co.T the Borough of Naugatuck and the AFM music fund. 90,000 DAIRY PLANTS Chicago—There are an estimated 50,000 distributors of fluid milk in the U. S. and 40,000 plants processing dairy products. Mat H»w Crww* Re-Colors Hair In 22 Minutes If TOO want to ebaug »tr*«k*d, gny. vrayiog or drab hair to ft new lufttrocw youthful-looking color try Tint*. Creme Shampoo-Tint todar. !«'• • n«« hair coloring ibat re-eolors hair at home a* tt shampoo*. Take* only 22 mioutca. No waiting forr*- IU1M. 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