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FACE 3—XAroATDCK NEWS (COMN.). TUESPAT. OCT. II, 1949 DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Navy Has Usually Bucked Republican Presidents; Today's Navy Eevolt Similar To Admirals' Campaign Against Coolidge And Hoover; Bikini Bomb Test Is Real Reason For Admirals' Unhappiness. Washington. — It's been a long Navy Spokesman ;ime since the U.- S. Navy hung the son of the U. S. Secretary of War, John C. Spencer, "at the yardarm of the brig Somers for insubordination and attempted mutiny," but there's always been a certain amount of insubordination in the Navy not unlike that flaring in the headlines today. There was the case when the Admirals, through their mouthpiece, the Navy League, called their commander-in-chief Herbert Hoover "abysmally ignorant." There was the case when the Admirals, led by Hilary P. Jones, sabotaged Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson on S-inch-gun cruisers. And there was the bitter attack on Stimson's war record, carried on sub rosa by the Admirals. There was also the leak of a secret naval document regarding dirigible bases by Adm. Joseph M. Reeves, not unlike the leak by Capt. Crommelin today. And there was the shameless way in which sertain Naval advisers to the Coolidge Naval conference in 1927 conspired with William Baldwin Shearer, lobbyist for American steel manufacturers and shipbuilders to defeat the policies of their Commander-in-chief, Mr. Coolidge. Looking back over the last three decades the Navy has battled much more vigorously against its Republican commanders-in-chief than against the Democrats. This is partly because under Franklin D. Roosevelt, a former assistant Naval secretary, there was almost nothing the Navy wanted that it could not get. Even regarding uniforms, FDR bowed to the Admirals. Because of the scarcity of textiles during the war. his Secretary of the Navy, the late Frank Knox, had banned a new blue-gray summer uniform. Whereupon Fleet Commander Admiral Ernie Kin£ walked into the White House and reversed Knox in five minutes. One reason the Admirals are so irate today, of course, is that their inside drag with the White House is no more. Not only was Harry Truman an artillery captain during World War I, but his very close friend, Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan, is interested in the Army, not the Navy. The Admirals Still Leak Reading a book written 17 years ago, I came across this paragraph: "Leaks are among the Admirals most effective means of propagandizing. When a White House decision has gone against them, when the State Department is carrying on a negotiation which the "Admirals oppose, when they fail to get their full appropriation, then the safest and best strategy is to leak. Louis Denfeld (above), Chief of Naval Operations, is shown in Washington at a session of the House Armed Services Committee investigation into differences in national defense policies. The probe followed the complaints against unification by Denfeld and two other Admirals. (International) ings by Congress, and each time Congress ruled against the Navy. Following which the Admirals refused to accept the Congressional decision. In 1946-47 Congress held protracted hearings regarding unification of the armed forces. The Navy was vigorously opposed. One of the admirals testifying against unification at that time was Adm. Gerald F. Bogan, who, apparently forgetting his" own testimony, wrote a letter, recently leaked to the press, in which he complained that the Navy never had a hearing. However, after months of hearings and after listening- to anyone who wanted to testify, Congress voted for unification. In a civilian form of government, it is the Congress, not the Navy, which is supposed to have the final word. "They do this to the press or to" A S ain last winter further hear- discreet member of Congress *!^ gs were held on unification. Again °" STe£ 's'ned patiently to the Both channels are effective. 'A furore is stirred up. The President or the State Department is pictured as stripping the country of its defense and baring its bosom to the enemy — and after all the furore has subsided, the Admirals usually find themselves on top." That statement, written by this columnist in 1932 in the book "More Merry-Go-Round," is equally true today. It is true regarding the leaks to Congressman Van Zandt the naval reserve officer who so grossly libeled Secretary of Air Symington under the safety of Congressional immunity. Admirals' Day in Court The public has largely forgotten it. but twice the Navy has been given complete and lengthy hear- FLOWERS For All Occasions FLOWEBS TKLEGBAPHED MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP UO BCBBEB AVENUE IW. S«U BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 Admirals, but again Congress voted against them, tightened unification. Cavalry and Batteships Admirals Bogan, Radford and Denfeld now complain that morale in the Navy is low. That is true However, during the 1946-47 hearings, congressmen proposed that naval officers have the right to transfer to the air forces or any branch of the army with equal pay and rank, or with even greater pay and rank—if justified. This provision was inserted because it was foreseen that battleships and surface vessels now easy targets for atomic bombs, would be put out of commission and there should be some place for naval officers to go. The situation was considered similar to that in the Army when cavalry and horse-drawn artillery became outmoded. Cavalrymen and any other officer in an outmoded branch of the service were permitted to transfer to the expanding air forces, sometimes with a promotion. But when Congress proposed that naval officers be allowed to transfer to-the army or air force, the Adrajrals opposed. At their behest tins provision was taken out of the unification bill. That is the real reason why rnor- ale is low in the Navy. The ines- .0 ° a P woefully out of date, and the isavy would even like to lay up the Misosun— if President Truman would consent. Thus naval dicers have no other branch of the service to which they catytrans- age'd W ° nder they are discour- Bikini Bomb Test is Key Again, early this year, when the new unification bill was under nava'l fi- 0 "' U WaS P r °P^ed that naval officers have the right to transfer to the air force or the again the NEW 1949 P H IL C O BEFKIGERATOR $232.50 1 Co. Ft, With Freezer Locker $25 Down — $2.25 Week *13 NO. MAIN ST. UNION CITJ Phone 6491 15 Church St. Tel. 6490 Friday Till 8 P. M. SAM'S SEX VICE STATION and GARAGE ^ 90 Rubber Are. Tel. 6467 — Front End Work — «™u officer s find themselves m the same position the old- fashioned cavalryman would have been in had he not been permH- ted to transfer to other branches nnlTS? £ 6 Admirals ' however, who pulled the wires on Capitol Hill to -prevent this transfer Not much is said about it, and the report is still secret, but, real trouble with the Navy today i s the Bikim bomb test. When cruisers and battleships were found to have been radioactive months after Bik'"'; .anannally had to be taken out m the sea and sunk, you can understand why the Navy Is sret- tin .? -out-of-date. Bikini vessels which came within range of the atomic fumes couldn't even be saved for scrap iron. That's the key to the Admirals' woes. EXPORTS DECLINE New York— U. S. exports in the first 10 months of 1948 declined 27 per cent from the corresponding period in 1947. Connecticut Dentists To Attend Conference In San Francisco Connecticut'^ (Mfcgates to the national convention of the American Dental Association in San Francisco this month (Oct. 17-20) will supjport action proposed to the representatives of 75,000 members of the dental profession throughout the United States, seeking- a constructive approach to the national dental health program, it was announced today by Dr. Louis R. Siegral, Hartford, president of the Connecticut State Dental Association. Dr. Sieg-al will head eight dele- pates, representing the nearly 1,500 members of the dental profession in Connecticut, advancing their "scientific, feasible, economical and rational olplproach to the problems of'dental disease," which are "in direct contract with the costly and unrealistic proposals bound up with a system of federal compulsory health insurance." The Connecticut State Dental Association already is on record as opposing- the passage by Con- jn'css of the pending- Thomas-Murray-Ding-all corr|p.ulsory health insurance bill. In preparation for the departure of the Connecticut delegation in time for arrival at the opening session of the American Dental Association convention, Dr. Earle S Arnold, West Hartford, secretary' of the Connecticut State Dental Association, announced that eitrht alternates have been appointed, to assure full representation of Connecticut^ authorized vot-ing- strength at all times. The alternates, five of whom are planning to be in San Francisco for the convention whether thuy an.' called upon to Nerve ii.:i delftfalcH or not .are Dr. Waiter Reins, Greenwich; Dr. Clarence G. Brooks New London, recorder of the State Dental Commission; Dr. Loui'j M Cantor, New Haven, president; .State Dental Commission • Dr Joseph A. Bray, West Hartford- Dr Alfred J. GrenLrras, J,-,, Hartford'' Dr. Henry Hicks, Greenwich, who is a trustee of the American Dental Association; Dr. Bernard A. Shield, Derby, and Dr. Clarence E Peterson, Rockville. The delegates, previously announced by President Siegal are in addition to-himself, Dr. Leon c' Monks, New Haven; Dr. Earle s' Arnold, West Hartford; Dr Ira Dow Beebe. Bridgeport; Dr. Alan "• MacDonald, New London; Dr Philip M. Chcrnoff, Middlelowr,-' Dr. Harry T. Quinn, Greenwich ' Dr. Nathan L. Dubin, Hartford. ' One of the proposals at the A D. A. convention which will have Connecticut support, is the establishment of a federal department of health, with cabinet status independently of welfare and educational agencies ,to be,administered oy persons trained and rjualiiled in the health sciences to co ordinate all federal health activities except those of the military services. BOROUGH COURT Frank Molnar, of Naugatuck was found guilty on a charge £ intoxication and fined 410 in borough court this morning. He was arrested yesterday by Patrolman Joseph Parren. Joseph Kwijauskas. of 292 High street also charged with intoxication forfeited a $15 bond when he failed to appear. He was arrested bunday by-Patrolman Edward Ar- tnonat. Pauline Williams, of Washington uepot, Conn., charged with passing a red light, forfeited a $5 bond She was notified by Patrolman Theodore Klimaszewski yesterday at the corner of Main and Maple streets. "NOW IF YOU MUST SMOKE IN BED-GO AHEAD!' MATIONAt «OARD OF FlUi UNDEHWHItDB Chamber Suggests 60 Ways To Prevent Fire In Homes In its drive to make the public fire prevention minded Hhe Safety Committee of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce calls attention to the following sixty ways to prevent fire in your home: LIVING ROOM: 1. Keep plenty of clean ash trays in all rooms. 2. Be sure inflammable curtains or drapes cannot blow over ash* trays, electric bulbs, kerosene lamps, ga.s or candle flames. 3.- Have fireplace screen to check sparks. 4. Watch for breaks or wear in lamp and appliance cords. 5. At Christmas time, or holiday seasons, take extra precautions to safeguard your home against fire in dried-out trees or decorations, or from poorly constructed or worn-nut clrciiilH of decorative lights. 0. Be sure electric circuits are sufficient to carry peak loads— reading lamps, radio, electric heaters, etc. Consult a good electrician. DINING ROOM: 7. Use electric candles to open candle lights near combustible decorations at parties. 8. Be suie electric circuits can :arry toasters and other appliances safely—and be sure those appliances have Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., label when you buy them KITCHEN: 9. Consult electrician when you want to extend or alter existing circuits. 10. Don't leave electric iron with current on. Use automatic cut-off type, if possible. Put it in a safe place to cool. 11. Snuff matches carefully. Do not throw them into waste baskets, •arbage pails, or wood boxes. 12. Don't use or keep inflammable cleaning fluids in kitchen —or anywhere in the house. 13. Guard against spontaneous ignition fires by keeping- any necessary oily rags, or cloths saturated with furniture polish, paints, or .wax, in closed metal containers, preferably not in a hot, closed closet or cupboard. Keep waxers and floor mops in cool open spots, on a porch, for example. 14. Be sure coal or wood stoves are at least 18 inches from walls, and cover wall with sheet asbestos, or other approved insulating material.: Place an insulated metal base on floor under stove. Watch your stovepipes, pipe collars and flues closely, for defects. 15. Always inspect stove before leaving house. 16. Put ashes in metal containers. 17. Don't let grease accumulate on stove—and keep grease containers way from stove. Smother grease' fires in pans by dropping tight lids or covers. Salt can be thrown on grease fires. 18, See that window curtains and hanging towels cannot blow into gas flames or over hot stove. 19. If you use a coal or wood stove, don't pour kerosene on stub born fires. Don't keep kerosene ir kitchen. 20. Check automatic gas water heater regularly. Turn off non-auto malic typo before leaving hous( unoccupied. 21. Don't throw flour, uncooked cereals or dust from a vacuum cleaner or dustpan into a stove with fire—or into a burning incin orator. Dust'is explosive. Wrap up dust and dispose of it safely. YOUR BEDROOM: 22. Don't smoke in bed. 23. If you are gcing to smoke stay out of bed, dispose of match e;; and burning tobacco carefully in unh truyn, not In waste basket. 21. If you .(iwake at night ant smell smoke, feel your bedroorr door before opening'it. If it's ver> hot, don't open it. Gases, heat am smoke may kill you. Don't jump from the window. Wait for help if you can, If you leave room close door, to impede spread of fire. Keep your head! 25. Don't string electric cords or wires around room, under rugs, ot over nails. 26. Watch lamp or appliance cords for dangerous wear — anc don't roll beds or heavy furniture over them. 27. Don't place ash trays or heaters where curtains or drapes may blow over them. 28. Be sure electric circuits are adequate for all appliances and an electric heater if you use one. 29. Gas heaters should be per manently and rigidly attached to outlet, with metal piping if possible and a shut-off va:ve on metal, not a rubber or flexible tubing. 30. Don't light matches in your closets. YOUR BATHROOM: 31. Precautions for heaters and electric circuit apply here. (Also be careful, personally, of possible shock hazard if you touch a metal electric switch, outlet or appliance while you are in bath water or touching water faucet or radiator. YOUR CELLAR: 32. Fireproof material should be on walls and ceiling near heating plant. Floor also should be of fireproof material. •33. Pipe entering chimney should fit tightly and have metal collar. Pipe should also be solid and without holes or cracks that would emit sparks. 34. Papers, rubbish and litter anywhere in cellar, especially near furnace, form dangerous hazard. 35. Use metal barrels for ashes Wood is hazardous. 36. Paints, turpentine and painting materials should not be near furnace: 37. Tightly covered metal con tainers should be used for paint or oil rags or cleaning cloths. amazes: Plenty of low-cost power! Ruggedness that STUDEBAKER TRUCKS PAY OFF IN SAVINGS ' Check with recent purchasers of new Studebaker trucks. They can show you proof that Studebaker truck power is amazingly economical. What's more, the new Studebaker trucks are way out ahead in savings on repairs. Wear-resisting craftsmanship keeps these trucks from taking enforced lay-offs in the service shop. America's truck buyers like that kind Streamlined Sfudebaker trucks in 1-ton; 54-ton (shown above) and J£-ton capacities are available'with pick-up and stake bodies or as chassis for special bodies. A full line of 13^-tonand 2-ton Studebakera, too, in four whecibases for 9-ft., 12-ft.; 14 or 15-ft. and 17 or 18-ft. bodies. of economy—and that's why they're swinging over to Studebaker trucks in a big way. Stop in and find out what Studebaker trucks could save you —in dependable, day after day performance. ERICKSON MOTORS 129 RUBBER AVENUE More people are buying Studebaker trucks this year than m any previous year! Ojeda Council Meeting Tonight A regular meeting of Ojeda Council, Knights of Columbus, will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in the council rooms, Grand Knight C. J. Waskowicz announced. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. 38. Do not hang clothing or anything else near heating plant or over electric wires. 39. Door at head of cellar stairs should be of substantial construction, fit tightly, and be kept closed. 40. Do not use open lights, candles or matches in hunting gas leaks. Telephone your gas company. Don't use a blow torch on gasi or water pipes. Thaw frozen pipes with warm water, or call plumber. , 41. Do not use improper fuses. Overloaded circuits permitted by improper fuses or dangerous substitutes are hazardous. GARAGES: 42. Remove rubbish, litter, old papers. 43. Keep clean—no oil drippings. 44. Gasoline or other inflammable fluids should not be stored. 45. Partitions between attached garage and house should be fire- resistive, door self-closing and raised above floor. Never block door open. 46. Improper, home-made extensions of wires violate electrical code and good practice. 47. Don't smoke. ATTIC: 48. D6 not accumulate rubbish and litter in attic. Remove matches from clothing. 49,j Install safe light. Do not use matches' or open lights. 5. Do not store inflammable liquids, turpentine, paints, lacquers. OTHER SPOTS TO CHECK: 61. Keep roof in good condition to guard ugain.st spark fires. 52. Chimneys should extend above highest part of roof and be solidly constructed with flue linings of fire clay or other approved insulating material. 53. Keep heating plant and chimney clean and in good repair so they will not throw off sparks. 54. Soot in chimneys and heaters should be removed at least annually. 55. Unused flue holes should be safely closed with non-combustible cap, not papered over or left unstopped. 58. Accumulations of dry leaves, rubbish, etc., behind shrubbery and near house and in roof eaves 'should be cleared away. IN BUILDING YOUR HOUSE: 57. Joists should not extend Into chimneys. 58. Walls should contain fire- stops at each floor level, at line of eaves and where chimney passes through each floor. 59. If house is insulated, only approved non-combustible material should be used. 60. Fireplaces should be safely insulated. 1Q.ST WORK DAYS Approximately 17,000,000 work days were lost in farm accidents in this country in 1948. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Tuesday, Oct. 11 Junior Chamber of Commerce supper-meeting at 6 |p. m. in Annenberg's Park Place restaurant. Exchange Club meets at 6:15 p. m. at Hall's Restaurant. Evangeline Circle meets at 6:30 p. m. at Tranquility Farm, Middlebury. General meeting, Congregation Beth Israel, synagogue, 148 Fairview avenue, 8:30 p. m. Girl Scout leaders meeting at home of Mrs. John McGroary, 64 Park avenue, 8 p. m. Evangeline Circle of Salem Lutheran church meeting at the Tranquility Farm, Middlebury, supper, 6:30 p. m, Wednesday, Oct. 14! Salem School PTA meets at 8 p. m. in the school auditorium. Hop Brook Parent-Teacher Association meets at 8 p. m. in the school auditorium. Dessert - bridge. Congregational parish house, sponsored by Ladies' Aid Society at 2 p. m. Oct. 12, 8 p. m. first meeting of Salem PTA in school auditorium Thursday. Oct. 13 Fidelity Bible class, 7:30 p. m.. at Methodist Church for business mooting- and social. Card Party and Luncheon, Pond Hill Community Club, 1:30 p. m. Card party, sponsored by American Legion auxiliary, Memorial Home, Cedar street, 7:30 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 7 to 9 p. m . Friday, Oct. 14 RummuKi! ."ale by St. Mnry'H Altar society, church basement 9-'JO a. m. to 4 p. m. Food sale, Pond Hill Community club, Brennan's store, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Hum-maze sale, Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel, vacant store next to Alcazar theater, 9-20 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. Saturday, Oct. IS Square dance. St. Michael's Parish House, 8 p. m. Auction. Congregational Church parish house at 10 a. m. Sponsored by Ladies' Aid Society. Thursday, Oct. 20 Food sale sponi=ored by St. Michael's Guild St. Michael's parish house, 10 a. m. to 3 :p. m. Rummage sale, vacant store next to Alcazar, on Main street, 9 to 4 p. m., for benefit of Beacon Valley Grange. Rummage Sale, Beacon Valley Grange, in vacant store, next to Alcazar on Main street, 9 to 4 p. m. Friday, Oct. 21 Social meeting. Pond Hill Community Club, 8 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Reunion, NHS Class of 1939, Concordia Hall, Seymour. Tuesday Oct. 25 Rummage sale, sponsored by St- Michael's Guild. St. Michael's parish house, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Hunting season starts. Halloween Party, Prospect St PTA, in School. Thursday, Oct. 27 Harvest S u 1 e, sponsored by Ladies' auxiliary of Hillside Congregational church in church hull 7 to 6 'J>, m. Friday, Oct. 28 Harvest Sale, sponsored by Ladies' auxiliary of Hillside Congregational church in church hall 10 a. m. to 5 p, m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Halloween Dance for adults and young people,- Pond Hill Community Center, 8 p. m. Saturday Nov. 12 First niinuiU Little League banquet at tin- YMCA. The MUSIC SHOP . . . records for children make wonderful year-round gifts 88 Church St. Phone 5287 Thinking Ahead is the job of our research people. Their work pays off in better products, better public service. 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