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PAGE 2—NAUGATPCK NEWS (CONN.). THURSDAY, OCT. IS, 1949 DREW PEARSON ON NEHRU ARRIVES AT BLAIR HOUSE The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Senate Leader Lucas Blasts Vice President Barkley; Admiral Denfeld Is Unhappiest Man In Navy; Navy Has Put Itself Ahead Of Commander-In-Chief. It has been kept — "Washington _. ...... out of the papers but sparks have been flying between two of President Truman's most potent congressional leaders—Vice President Barkley and Majority Leader Scott Lucas of Illinois. —paid by thp taxpayer — but all the new cruisers rolled so badly ucas or Illinois. w't interfered with gunfire. This ap- Things came to a head when the P"*d ,not only to the five cracked" fa .rt^A^-^a*.* t a ii«,4 ,._~« *_ ~«*.ii.* cruisers but to all of them. Thev had to be fitted with bilge keels and rolling tanks. Battle of Graf Spee But it was not until the battle of the Graf Spee that Admiral Pratt, whose latter years were made miserable by his fellow Admirals, was completely vindicated. In his famed battle off ithe river Plate, tfce British Navy with; small, fastnmoving 6-inch-gun cruisers was completely victorious over the 10,000-ton German cruiser carrying 8-inch guns. vice ^president called upon to settle a tie, voted for rigid 90 per cent support of parity farm prices which the Administration oppose9. Senator Lucas, faced with defeat, lashed out at Barkley privatelyTn language unprintable in a. family newspaper. "What does Barkley know about farming!' stormed the Democratic Senate leader. "He has a few tobacco farms down in Kentucky, but he knows nothing about the agricultural problems of the great West." Lucas, whose nerves are frazt'.ed after the long and thankless job of riding herd oo rebellious senators, further accused Barkley of torpeding the farm program and embarrassing him personally. "Who ever heard of anvone explaining his vote?" scorched Lucas, referring to the fact that the vice president, in breaking the tie. had explained that he ha'H campaigned for parity (price support. "It's unheard of in the history of the Senate." Barkley was not present during this tirade which was meant for private sars. But word of it got back to him and it won't help relations between the two me.i who are supposed to guide the Truman prr-gram through the Senate. Unhappiest Admiral in the"Navy toCay is probably Louis Denfeld. chief of naval operations, one of the squarest shooters ever to command a battle wagon. Denfeld is right in the middle of the Navy-Air Force battle, a battle which he did not start. Now that it's started he is publicly siding with his brother Admirals. But before it started, he expressed the private view that the Navy could better use more money for submarines and smaller airplane oamers, rather than putting all its eggs in the giant experimental airplane carrier which has now become the war cry of the Admirals. Since then, some Admirals have tried to cold-shoulder Denfeld, accused him of transferring Adm. Arthur Radford out to the Pacific because h» had been a contender for Dcnfeld's job—an accusation completely untrue. Rows like the present flare-up are not unusual in the Navy, and the situation between Admirals Radford and Denfeld is not unlike a similar Navy fracas which harvested just as many headlines back in the Hoover administration. It illustrates the unfortunate fact that the Admirals frequently nu^ their judgment ahead of th?ir commander-in-chicf. At that time, the Admirals, who always worship bigness, ''ere bent on buildin ga lot of 10,000 ton, 8- inch-gun cruisers, and refused to po along v/ith Secretary of State Stimson on a treaty of limitation. Spearhead of the Navy attack agairt^t Stimson was salty Adm. Hilary Jones—the Admiral Radford of his day. But siding with Stimeon, and holding the same chief of naval operations job which Admiral Denfeld occupies today, was Adm William A. Pratt. Pratt believed that smaller cruisers with 6-inch g-ur.s ecu-Id fire faster, and were more effective at close range or at night. But because he held these views Pratt was almost ostracized from th* >avy. For a time his fellow Admirals would not speak to him And when he retired as chief of naval operations, almost no one was on hand to see him depart. As today, the Admirals arranged a series of "leaks," and threatened the resignation of Admiral Jonea As today also, various congressmen took up the cudgela and debated th« pros and cons of the 8- inch grin and 6-inch cruiser—much to the delight of the Japanese and -British navies. Upshot of it all was that when five of the big 8-inch cruisers came off the ways, they had cracked ^ stern-posts— one of the most important parts of the FLOWERS For AO OooMfon* ship, for on it hangs the rudder. Not only did the stern-posts have to be replaced at a cost of $150,000 FLOWEB8 TKLEGHATflKD EVERYWHERE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP U* KCBBER AVENTTB M. 6tS5 BUCXMILL Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 Geo. Wigglesworth ft Son, Inc PLUMBENG. HEATING and AIB CONDITIONING MAPLE STKEET M Hour Oil Burner Service TEL 6Z8S What Admiral Pratt had argued in the face of almost every other Admiral about the ^peed and mobility of the small cruiser, was proved right. And the fact that Pratt and Secretary Stimson forced the Navy into building some fast ^inch- gun cruisers turned out to be the Navy's salvation when it c'ome to patrolling the vast South Pacific during the recent war. The Mysterious Maragon Jack O'Brien, director of information for the office of Housing Expediter, got a tpihone call some time ago from a man with a thick accent who said: "This is Drew Pearson calling, and I want to know why Colonel James Hunt spends so much time around your office? If you're not careful I'm going to write a story about it. You'd better get ridTof that fallow Hunt." The alleged "Drew Pearson" referred to "Five-iPercenter" James Hunt the friend of General Harry Vaughan, and supposedly also the friend of the mysterious John Maragon. However, Jack O'Brien, being reasonably faJmiliar with the voice of this columnist rccognired the thick accent to be that of Maragon, himself. Posing as this columnist, Maragon was trying to scar-; the Housing Expediter's of- flc* away from Hunt in order to le *y~ a clear flel< * for himself. NOTE—Maragon is now tcllihg friends that he is engaged in a bis diamond d*al says he is leaving the country shortly on a mission to buy diamonds. PRIME MINISTER Jawaharial Nehru (right) of India Is shown v/ith his p' S I er A M ,T VJJaya . f akshmi Pandit > Ambassador to the™. S?and President Truman, following their arrival at the Blair House. Earlier, the Chief Executive and members of his Cabinet met Nehru at the Wash- n? * Jf 0 £ ?* *!?** leader fleW fr ° m Lond?a S th, plane, the "Independence." (International Soundphoto) 70,277 Workers In Hartford County Sets High For Year Manufacturers Association reports that employment and production in Hartford county increased during September to a high for this year. Seventy-nine plants surveyed by the association report a total gain of nearly 1,000 jobs for the month. It was the second consecutive month that employment increased in Hartford oounty. The survey shows that the total employment at the 79 plants was 70,277 for thp month of Septemfber, the highest so far this year. GOOD MICROSCOPES Electronic microscopes can magnify 100,000 times. LIFEBOAT STATION First lifeboat station in the U S was built in 1807 at Cohasset, Massachusetts. State Aeronautics Commission Member Defends Crommelin (By United Press) A member of the State Aeronautics commission and former president, of the United Aircraft Corporation has come to the defense of Navy Captain Crommelin. Eugene E. Wilson believes that Crommelin and other Navy officers did a good job ia speaking up for what he called "reconsideration of a military policy they believe to be contrary to public interest." At a meeting in Groton, Wilson challenged proposals to move aircraft plants in coastal areas to government-owned factories in the South and Mid-west. He said the National Security Resources board has ruled the idea impractical. LARGE BELL The bell of St. Peter's in Rome weighs 18.600 pounds. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Thursday, Oct. IS Meeting, Retail Division, Chamber of Commerce, 6:15 p. m., Park Place Restaurant. Woman's Club American Home Department Tour of Bakery, 8 p. m. Education Board meets at Tuttle school at 4 p. m. Central Ave. PTA meeting at 8 p. m. at the school. Fidelity Bible class, 7:30 p. m., at Methodist Church for business meeting 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 S p. m. Rummage sale, sponsored by Ladies' Aid society of Salem Lutheran church, church hall 7 to 9 p. m. Friday, Oct. 14 Rummage sale by St. Mary's Altar society, church basement, 8:30 a. m. to 4 p. m. Pood sale, Pond Hill Community c:ub, Brennan'a 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, 0 a. m. to 12 noon. • Saturday, Oct. 15 Dedication, New Quarters, Polish American Club. ' • • K of C: dance at Falcon Hall at 8 p. m. Dedication Cristoforo Colombo home, semi-formal dinner dance and banquet for members and guests, 8 p. m. Square dance, St Michael's Parish .House, 8 p. m. Auction, Congregational Church parish house at 10 a. m. Sponsored by Ladies' Aid Society: Monday, Oct. 17 Woman's Club meeting at 3 p. m. at American Legion Home on Cedar street. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Monthly meeting. Retail Division, Chamber of Commerce, Annenberg's Restaurant, 6:15 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Parents' Night at Naugatuck High School. Food sale sponsored by St. Michael's Guild St. Michael's parish house, 10 a. m. to 3: p. m. Rummage oale, Beacon Valley Grange, In vacant store, next to Alcazar on Main street, 9 to \ p. m. Friday, Oct. 21 Members of local Aerie will engage teams from Waterbury Aerie In first matches of state-wide Eagles' setback tourney. Social meeting, Pond Hill Community Club, 8 p. 'm. Saturday, Oct. 22 Reunion, NHS Class of 1939, Rinaldo's Restaurant, South Main street, Naugatuck. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Banquet for boys who took part in, second annual Y's Men's Club Coasting Derby, at YMCA. Rummage sale, sponsored by St. Michael's Guild, St. Michael's parish house, 10 a. m. to 5 p. in. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Hunting season starts. Halloween Party, Prospect St PTA, in School. Thursday, Oct. 27 Harvest Sale, sponsored by Ladies' auxiliary of Hillside Congregational church in church hall. 7 to & 'p.. m. Friday, Oct. 28 j Local Eagles Aerie will play Torrington Aerie in setback matches. 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 Hil! Community Center, 8 &. m. Wednesday. Nov. 9 Testimonial dinner '/jr Q. P. Rodenbach, 6 p. m., Salem Lutheran parish hall. Saturday. Nov. 12 First annual Little League banquet at the YMCA. NECKTSE SALES Women buy 60 per cent of the neckties sold in the U. S. ACCIDENT COST Farm accidents in the U. S. in 1948 cost $36,000,000. all Connecticut loves NOW! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS SILVER REPAIR CLINIC THE RESTORATION OF YOUR SILVER 2 DAYS - TOMORROW & SATURDAY YOUR FINE SILVER, now out of service for need of repair, can be .restored! to fall beauty and usefulness. Michaels resumes their Silver Repair Service with a SPECIAL EVENT. A Factory Representative _ an'Expert on Siver.smitlung — will be in our .store. 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