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PAGE 2— XAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, '1MB DREW PEARSON ON fhe WASHINGTON ! MERRY-GO-ROUND ; Drew Pearson Says: Mutiny Threatens Lewis' Autocratic Hold t On Followers; Sulky Southern Miners Near Kevolt; Hous- I ing- Bottleneck Stymies Alaskan Defenses. '• Washington.—Word inside labor HOUSTON AUDITORIUM SHELTERS STORM REFUGEES circles is that John L. Lewis's dictatorial control over his "United Mine Workers is the shakiest it has been since the 1933 depression year, when the Union would have folded up but for the rescuing hand of Franklin B.oO3evelt—whom Lewis later repaid with hate. There is growing dissension among rar.k-and-file miners, who were barely able to support their families during the recent three- day-v.'eek work schedule—much less maintain an all-out strike with empty larders and no paychecks. And the fact that Lewis continues to draw bis $50,000 a year, ride around in big limousines and put up at the best hotels while negotiating with the operators doesn't set well with the rank-and-filers. The high esprit de corps and loyalty to the "old man' that marked former walkouts is missing this year. One reason is the large number of World War II vets in the VMW—independent young fellows who won't be pushed around by anybody, even John L. Lewis. The strongest rank-aiid-fite grumbling among thec mine" .workers is over the dissipation o:! their pension and welfare^ fund. This was manifested when a Pennsylvania miner. G. H. Livengood, brought suit against Lewis for alleged mishandling and waste of the welfare fund. Livengood's action in itself is a telltale barometer of changing sentiment among the miners. For, in the past, no mere miner would have dared challenge Lewis's one- man rule. He and his family would have been ridden out of town by Lewis's strongr-arm men. Sour Southern Miners Several UMW district leaders in the South have actually talked privately of breaking away to organize a separate union, of Southern miners—if Livengood's charges of wasting the welfare fund are upheld in court. Also, many Southern miners are sore because Lew is makes a practice of settling with Northern operators first, tlius getting Northern miners back to work ahead of Southern miners. In addition. Southern miners are weary of being kept broke by Lewis' annual strikes. Just once, they would like to se<>. him wangle a wage increase without a walkout. It was kept quiet, but miner delegations from western Kentucky and Nicholas county, West Virginia, braced Lewis's right-hand man, John Owens, in Bluefield, W. Va., the other day with a demand that the UMW treasury Ije opened up to help destitute mine families. In a surly mood, leaders of the two groups told Owens that they were broke and their families hungry. AH this is why the coal operators, for once; are not pressing for a quick settlement, and also why Lewis abruptly terminated his strike in the anthracite and Western coal fields. . Capital News Capsules ALASKAN DEFENSES — Most vulnerable link in our Alaskan defenses is housing. Right in the heart of a great timberland, the army engineers haven't been able to build enough housing to accommodate U. S. troops. Living quar- are so short that the army air force can't even keep a FLOWERS For All Occasion* FLOWEBS TKLEGTtAPHED EVEBYWILKRE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 120 KCBBEB AVENUE T«L 6235 BUCKMILLER Funeral Home ters and minimum peacetime force in Alaska. Even today housing space is urgently needed for 12,543 men and 6,973 dependents... One trouble: It's costing the army engineers half as much again to construct houses and barracks as it would cost private builders. LESS AIR -JOY-RIDING — Publicity over free' airplane rides has turned out to be a boon to the commercial airlines. Several government officials had planned to take Air Force planes to the Kansas City shindig honoring Democratic Chairman Bill Boyle. But, after all the hullabaloo over free rides, not a single Air Force plane showed up. Some Democrats grumbled that "Drew Pearson is costing us a lot of money." MORE RUSSIANS AGENTS — The Justice Department is getting ready to tighten up on Amtorg, the Russian government trade agency in the U. S. A. Evidence has developed that at least half a dozen Amtorg agents have been -spying in the United States; so the Russian government will be asked to register all its members. The State Department may block the move, however, on the grounds that it will make relations with the Russians even tougher. BAN ON RUSSIAN MINK—Russia finances most of her activities in this country—espionage and otherwise—by importing furs and selling them for dollars. To close this important source of revenue, U. S. Central Intelligence has been quietly urging that a tariff be slapped on imported furs. However, Uncle Sam's left hand doesn't seem to know what his right hand is doing; for the State Department has been lobbying on the other side— against a high fur tariff. 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 COMPENSATION Nicholas Velardo, Jr., 98 Pearl street, Waterbury, will receive weekly payments of $19.34 beginning Aug. 12 for a back strain sustained in the employ of the W. J. Megin, Inc., Naugatuck, -according to an agreement approved today by Workman's Compensation Commissioner Harry Krasow. At home with HOTPOINT APPLIANCES In Your Kitchen The busiest—the most Important room in your home—where you spend so much of the daytime . . . why not have it beautiful as well as efficient? • A HOTPOINT RANGE • A HOTPPINT REFRIGERATOR • A HOTPOINT HOT WATER HEATER On Easy Terms . HOTPOINT • REFRIGERATORS • WASHERS • HOT WATER HEATERS • ELECTRIC RANGES FLUID DRIVE AUTOMATIC WASHERS EASY TERMS TO SUIT Electric Co. STRAITS TURNPIKE ROAD MTDDLEBTJRY Recluse Killed In Gun Battle With Massachusetts Police AS HURRICANE WINDS of 90 miles an hour hit Houston, thousands rushed to storm shelters. Here crowds are shown checking in at the City Auditorium. Thousands along the'Texas coast were left homeless and stranded as the big blow moved in from the Gulf of Mexico and began sweeping northward, • (.International) TRUMAN FACED BY CARTOONISTS THE NATION'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE appears to be greatly pleased with sketches of himself drawn by a group of cartoonists during a visit to the White House. Pictured in the smiling group (from left, clock-wise around the President) are: Milton Caniff (partially hidden), Haifr. Fisher. Alex Raymond, Al Andriola and Gus Edson. The artists are in Washington to help the sale of U.S. Savings Bonds and launch"an exhibit entitled "20,000 Years of Comics." (International Soundnhotot Beacon Fails Bus Service Continued i On Friday Nights Chairman William Schpero ol the Retail Division, Chamber of Commerce, announced today that the Friday night free-bus service program for Beacon Falls residents shopping in Naugatuck will be continued indefinitely. The Naugatuck shoppers' special will continue to leave Beacon Falls at. 6:45 p. m. for Naugatuck each Friday night. The return trip will be made starting at 9 p. m. from the Naugatuck Green. * Borough, Beacon Falls Men Enlist Two.young men from NaugatucU nd one from Beacon Falls enlist- d in the U. S. Army or Air Forces during September, according to M-Sgt. Spencer A. Brown, in charge Df the Waterbury Recruiting office. -le said that 30 men enlisted from his area during last month. Enlisting from Naugatuck were John H. Monaghan, Jr., and Wiliam H. Stinson. The Beacon Falls enlistee was Arthur E. Howe, Sgt. Brown reports. (By United In the darkness of early morning, pistol shots rang out on a quiet street in the textile city of New Bedford, Mass. Residents aroused by the sound, looked out and couldn't believe their eyes. One of the neighbors, an 84-year- old man, was sitting in a window of his home firing piato) shotB at anybody -who happened along. The man Was CharMs Wilcox who lived alone in his old house and who had been acting queerly for some time. The neighbors telephoned police and a squad of officers came to the house. When Wilcox saw the police, he made his'way to the attic of his home and barricaded himself inside, He started firing at the officers. They tried to talK him Into coming out and surrendering. All they got in reply were bullets singing past them. Finally, they had to shoot back. They couldn't see-Wileojc, but they aimed their shots in the direction of the flashes that came from the olr* man's gun. The' battle continued for 45 min- utea. Finally, after one fusillade from the guns of the police, there was silence. • The 84-year-old recluse had gone down in a hail of lead. They took him to the hospital, but it was too late. Wilcox was dead with ten bullets in his. body. In the attic, the "police found in-addition to. the revolver Wttcox was firing at them, a shotgun, a carbine and a 45 calibre automatic pistol. And every one of them was loaded. What Ow Keadei-A Think Motor Vehicles Commissioner 'Truly Pleased' With NEWS Safety-Education Feature The .Naugatuck To the Editor of Daily News: I was truly pleased to read tho safety-education mcssB.ges so prominently displayed on the front pag-i of the recent Sept. 29th issue of The Naugatuck Daily News. The three stories featured there should accomplish much towards alerting your many renders to the extreme hazards and severe penalties resulting from traffic accidents and violations. Both officially and personally, Mr. Editor, I warmly endorse your newspaper's outstanding contribution for tho benefit of motorists and pedestrians in your area. I sincerely believe that only th 0 , complete cooperation of local motorists and pedestrians, coupled with efficient police nativity and with your publicity, has beer, largely responsible for the enviable record of 815 de».th-free days attained by Naugatuck. To every citizen and to every official of your community I offer my compliments and congratulations for this pleasureable, humanitarian attainment. I also extend those greetings to you and to every member of your Naugatuck News staff. Cordially, CORNELIUS F. MULVIHILU Commisioner. Boston "Invasion" Probe Adjourned Boston, Oct. 5—(UP)—The Navy board of inquiry investigating the tragic Marine mock invasion at Carson Beach last week has adjourned juntil Thursday. The adjournment resulted from the request of- counsel for Lieutenant Commander Francis Fane, the so- called defendant in the case. A Boston newspaper photographer was killed and three Navy officers injured during the invasion when a mortar flare loaded with T-N-T exploded. Commanden Fane, a former Brookllne resident,-'.was in charge of a demolition team at the maneuvers last Thursday. FEEI., EFFECTS Pittsburgh — More industries are feeling the ..effects of the coal and steol : .strikes, and the number of .persons left idle by strikes may reach 1,200,000 by the end of the week and 2,000,000 by Nov. 1 if the strikes continue. REJECT* NOMINATION Washington—A Senate subcommittee has voted unanimously to recommend that the Senate turn down the nomination of Leland Olds for a third term on the Federal Power Commission. Administration leaders admit privately they expect the Senate to reject« Olds. • Art Painting Brings Interest To Leisure Time Mu'rraysvile, Pa. (UP)—Creating beauty from drabness with a little paint is an intriguing hobby, and it isn't limited to trained artists. Mrs. J. Melvin Whitaker, a Murraysville • housewife, has suddenly found a colorful new world in oils and paints. When she - picked up a paint brush about three years ago she Ijecnnic involved in what nhe calls tin; ' "fa.scinating hobby of art." Touching up antique ironwork to make it look like Dresden china, is now her .specialty. But four months ;ign .she started dabbling with portrait and landscape pieces. Her husband modeled for her first oil portrait. Art is a wonderful way to spend leisure time, 'Mrs. Whitaker says. "I wouldn't dare attempt to sell any of my work, but it's an awful lot of fun." She now finds herself rushing through her household work faster each day for more time to spend on "her art. Her work on antique iron pieces is done with painstaking care and detail. Tiny faces on old nloci; figurines have lifelike expressions when she's through with them. And each figure boasts painted lace cuffs .buttons and tiny flowers. Mrs. Whitaker first coats the iron pieces with white enamel and then decorates them with various shades of color that she mixes herself. A name for her kind of art? "I just made it up myself," she says. Most of it is given away to friends. The Whitakcra share their admiration for ui-t. Together they have built up a small collection of an- tiqup pieces, including a 150-year- old Chelsea cup and saucer and an old clay pipe with the bow shaped in the likeness of Gains borough's famous Blue Boy, Raising odd fish and potted plants and helping her husbanc with his hobby, gardening, fill out Mrs. Whitaker's "spare time." Home Nursing Course To Open The Red Croas Home Nursing course, Unit 2, Cure of Mother and Baby and Family Health, will begin Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Tuttle School. The class will tae held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon thereafter for six lessons. loformation concerning the course may be obtained by calling the Red Cross chapter house, 5214. Reddu_for, ———" i g •-«•*• . uoutoddt|! W ^tfUX^f FREE Pecoraling Boole at ijoir NAIRN Linoleum dealers! You don't need to pay a penny for this treasure-trove of decorating information! "Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions on Home Decorating" is a brand- new book packed with brilliant full-color photographs, brimming over with fresh ideas. It's prepared for you by the makers of fine Nairn Inlaid Lino leum to help you solve your own decorating problems ... to show you all kinds of wonderful ways to make every room in your house gayer, smarter, more livable) Drop in today at your nearest floor covering dealer and get your free copy. While you're there, take a look at Nairn Inlaid Linoleum — you'll see why it's the prize linoleum of all! Congoleum- Nairn Inc., Kearny, N. J. 11 New Members Join Pack Seven Eleven new members were accepted into Cub Scout Pack 7 at a recent meeting, it -was announced today by Albert Mortensen. They are: John Schmuck, William Dowl- ng, Arthur Pepperman, Joseph Zettlemoyer, Paul Freyermuth, William Easterbrook, William Benson, Leslie Schofield, John Thibodeau, Thomas Douty and Robert CzapHcki. The Cuba are now working on Eire prevention serapbooks, Mr. Mortenaen said. The next meeting of the Pack will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19. Borough Department Heads Submit Monthly Reports Fire Marshal Says No Fire Damage Here In Sept. Payroll of the street department during September totaled $5,381.77, according- to the monthly report submitted by Superintendent 1/eo J. Brophy last nifjht to the borough board, The itemized report is as follows: Street relpiaira, $159.05; street cleaning, $916.29; rubbish, $733.07; grading various streets, $16.04; grading Hotchkiss street, S66.9C; remove tree, Spring street, $58; sanitary sewer construction, Hillside avenue, no assistance, $334.88; sanitary sewer construction, Locust street, no assistance, .$273.93. Prepare and 'oil driveways, $548.54; jay lines, $150.36; storm newer maintenance, $75.32; sanitary sewer maintenance, $188.60; repair bridges, $86.16; repair Andre™ avenue, town aid, $2,24.32; repair Andrew avenue, "borough, $80.64. Grading Maple Hill road, town aid, $155.50; grading Maple Hill road, borough. $218.37; vacations. $479.96; ipplice feigns, $16.80; street sighs, $30.76; fence posts, SI 9.32; ; cutting -brush, $393.25; borough yard. $67.74; equipment repair, $62.72; truck repair, $195.19. Police Chief Jo-tin J. Gormley in his monthly police department report showed 50 arrests were made last month involving- 49 males and one woman. The report uhowetj 51 cases itemized as follows: Breach of peace, two; breaking and entering, four; intoxication. nix: non-srupport. two; theft, one; violation of moior vehicle laws, 30; violation of parking meters, 19 DisjrjHition of cases: Bonda called, yve; meter bonds called, 13; committed to county jail, one; continued, two; discharged by chief, two; not guilty, five; nolled seven: paid fines, 20; sentence suspended, five; turned over to Waler-bury police, one; turned over to Wa tort own police, ont: transferred to juvenile court, one. Two days were lost by members of the regular force, and 417 hours were tallied in special duty. Eighteen olllces and stores were found open. 38 lodgers accommodated, and the ambulance made Yi trips. Fire Marshal Fire Marshal Edward J. Weaving reported no damage from fires dm-in-g- September, although he listed two small fires. Five permits wera issued to burn brush, and three dynamite permits were issued. Seven teflaces of public assembly were inspected, ^.ie with a man from the state fire marshal's office. Four inspectiors were made relative to liquor license renewals, and a few meetings were held in preparation for national fir* prevention week Oct. S +o 15. Tax Collector The report of Tax Collector John U. Ferrte showed $33,439.33 collected during August with $32.928.70 of that amount Being property taxes. A tot.: t of $365.13 WOB collected in interest, and $145.50 in liena. The report showed 35 full liens released, and 19 partial liens released. MARRYING AGES Mpst American girls marry between the ages of 23 and 24. Boys marry between 26 and 28. Thinking Ahead is the job of our research people. Their work pays off in better products, better public service. 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