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PAGE 2—XATJGATUCK N-EWS (CONN.), MONDAY, OCT. 17, 1949 DREW PEARSON ON fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Admiral Ofstie, Who Calls A-Borab Inhuman, Once Praised It As "Main Shot In Our Armament Locker"; Admiral Gallery Advised A-Bomb Delivery Was Navy's Chief Hope Of Existence; Admiral Denfeld Once OK'd B-36 Program. "\Vrtsbington—It's „— a tough job for Mr. John Q. Public today to make head or tail out of the welter of headlines and accusations hurled for and against the B-36, the Navy and the atomic bomb. However, to keep the record straig-bt, here are some statements made by some of the same admirals before the B-36 controversy got so hot: STATEMENT NO. I—Made by Adm. Ralph A. Ofstie to the House Armed Services committee last week was that the A-bomb was inhuman, barbaric and should not be used. STATEMENT NC. 2~Madc by the same Admiral Ofstie one yea'r before. June -30, 1948. at the Aviation Writers' association in New York—the atomic bomb is the "main shot in our armament locker The delivery of the atomic bomb both should be and probably is a major consideration today in the war .'plans of the Air Force and of naval aviation." STATEMENT NC. 3 — Naval testimony presented before the Armed Services committee last week was that the A-bomb would do little damag-e a short distance from the target and that its importance was being overemphasized by the Army, Air Force and ."erretary of defense. STATEMENT NO. 4—Early in 1948. Adrn. Dan Gallery wrote a memo which for about a year became the Navy's textbook in its battle against the Air Force. The rnemo read: -The next war will be~,s. lot different frorr. any previous one. It FLOWERS For All Occasions FLOWEBS TELEGRAPHED EVERYWHERE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP UO BtJBBER AVENUE TtL 5223 BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 seems obvious that the next time our Sunday punch will he an atomic bomb aimed at the enemy capitols or industrial centers and that the outcome of the war will be determined 'by strategic bombing-. The war will be won oy whichever aide is able to deliver the atomic bomb to the enemy, and at the sa'me time protect its own territory against similar delivery. ''I think the time is right now," continued Admiral Gallery, "for the Navy 'to start an aggressive- campaign aimed'at (proving- that the Navy can deliver the atomic -bomb more effectively than the Air Forces can. "If the Navy makes delivery of the atomic bomb its major mission and if we develop the proper ships, planes and tactics, the Navy can become the principal offensive branch of the national defense system—the branch which actually delivers the knockout blow." Navy Faces Obsolescence Significantly, Admiral Gallery also stated: "It has been assumed, at least implicitly, that the next war will not be much different from the last one. This assumption is basically wrong, and If we stick to It the Navy will soon be obsolete." Following the Gallery memo, the Navy did stage an all-out fight to take over the delivery of the A- bomb. This was what the controversy over the super-airline carrier was all about. Two vitally important conferences were held to decide this question, and the first meeting, the famous Key West conference called by Secretary Forrestal March 11, 1948, decided 'the following two basic policies: 1. Strategic bombing, in other words delivery of the A-bomb, should be the responsibility of the Air Force. 2. Anti-submarine warfare should be the responsibility of naval aviation. This latter point has received scant attention, but there was quite an argument ovep whether the Navy or the Air Force should battle submarines, since most of the aub-patrol work in the recent war was done by landbased planes, and the Army with the Civil Air Patrol had a notable record. But the Navy won out on this, and there was no further argument. Persistent Admirals Argument continued, however, regarding the delivery of the atomic bomb. Despite the decision taken at Key West, the admirals persisted. They were so persistent that another conference was called by Forrestal at Newport, R. I., Aug. 20, 1948, to rehash the same thing. Once again it was decided that the Air Force should be responsible WOMAN RED LEADER GIVES VIEWS Ticket Cancelations The perfect gift.. . a I way i work: guaranteed for Ufa ... will never cost a penny lo repair!... Ajlc to »ee hand- tome Zippo lighten $3.00 and up. Engraving, $1.00 extra. Priced at only $3.50 VIC'S SMOKE SHOP Church Street Bateor Television 4 OAK STREET NAUGATUCK, CONN TEL. 7211 — 7135 ROCCO E. LABRIOLA, Prop. (Graduate Television Technician) RCA — MOTOROLA — TELETONE Television Sales and Service IS F Goodrich FIRST IN RUBBER TIRES LOWEST PRICES — ALL SIZES PAY *• . *• A WEEK ONLY 1 $1 DOWfr $ 1 FREE PARKING AND TIRE MOUNTING IN REAR OF OUR STORE Lincoln (•) Store 61 WEST MAIN ST DESCRIBING HERSELF as the only member ol the Communist Party's ruling board now at liberty, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn is shown as she gave New York reporters her views on the conviction of eleven top Communists. . Miss Flynn termed the iurv's verdict "Hitler-like." tlnternaaanaTl Power Worker Dies Of Electric Burns (By United Press) The medical examiner has returned a finding of accidental electrocution in the death of 52-year- old Robert F. James of Willimantic. James, an employe of the Connecticut Light and Power Company, was making repairs on a utility pole. He was standing on the platform of a company truck, when suddenly there was a flash and he was thrown to the sidewalk. James died enroute to a hospital. for delivery of the atomic bomb. But even then, the admirals' revolt persisted, and Secretary Forrestal, desperately anxious for harmony, finally called in Eisenhower as umpire. It has only been since that time that the admirals have shifted their tactics and argued that the A-bomb was inhuman, barbaric, ineffective and not a decisive factor in time of -war. Meanwhile the Bikini report, which tells the story of the bomb's effectiveness, continues to be hushed up by the Navy. Scientists say privately that its findings are so sensational as to make surface warships almost useless. Elsenhower OK'd B-36 STATEMENT NO. 5—Admiral Denfeld, chief of naval operations, charged last week that the B-36 program had been expanded last April without consulting the Navy STATEMENT NO. 6—In April Admiral Denfeld joined the other chiefs of staff in OK'ing continuation of the B-36 program. This is one of the most significant and least known of the backstage maneuverings between the Air Force and the Navy. Here is what happened. Louis Johnson, assuming the office of defense secretary in late March, found that a certain number of B-36's had been ordered and that the final order of additional B-36's had not gone through. Therefore, he asked Budget Director Pace to write a letter to General Eisenhower, a copy of which was sent to the joint chiefs of staff, asking whether the rest of the B-36 program was to proceed. Eisenhower's answer, by telephone, was that there was no .need to reconsider the matter. Simultaneously, the joint chiefs of staff unanimously ruBed—and this included Denfeld—that the B-36 program was to go ahead. STATEMENT NO. 7—By Chairman Carl Vinson of the House Armed Services Committee last April: "Persons within the national military establishment of the government payrolls are endangering the national security through their effort to sell the public their own particular views regarding air power." Chairman Vinson's committee has now become quite a sounding board itself with almost every word cabled to Moscow. Wholesaler Predicts Cost Of Clothing To Drop By Spring (By United Press) A New York dress wholesaler predicts that the cost of clothing will be oft five to 10 percent by spring. The prediction comes from Herbert Sondheim, president of Herbert Sondheim, Incorporated. He was one of several mill, wholesale and retail representatives who yesterday discussed the fabrics and clothing picture for next year. The discussion, held in New York, was sponsored by the Fashion Group, Inc. Although the cost of clothing is expected to come down by spring, the panel agrees that it may be fall of 1950 before the consumer notices much of p. drop in the price of yard goods. Jeanne Pierre, fashion coordinator for Juilliard Woolens in New York, outlined what women can expect in fabric types and colors for spring. She says there'll be lots of cottons with puffy or "blistered" effects. Sheer cottons and voiles will continue in favor. And cotton taffeta will have a big place in the dark colors for town and in pastels for resort wear. Miss Pierre says that double- faced silk satin will be popular next spring among those who want a luxury touch. And there'll be plenty of silk taffetas, and combinations of big and little polka dots on pure silk crepes. In woolens, Miss Pieere says that worsteds will have a big spring season. And gabardine, which lost a little in favor this fall, will be back full force. As for color, Miss Pierre says it looks like this—lots of navy, dark and light; plenty of beige, all tones; black good for sheers and dressy occasions; and a great demand for chalk white and off white. Club Announces Out, Women's Study The committee of the Women's Study Club Concert-Lecture Scries has announced that it regrets that it will be unable to handle ticket cancelations for individual programs this season. The greatly increased number of subscribers, twice that of last year, makes this service no longer possible. Last season, when the concerts were held in a smaller auditorium, this was done as an accommodation to the many disappointed music-lovers who wished to purchase tickets but could not do so because all available tickets were sold within the short space of two weeks. Residents are reminded that season tickets only are being sold, at a very low figure, and that there can be no admissions to single programs. Only a very few tickets remain for sale, and residents who intend to take advantage of this exceptional offering of fine music and public speaking are urged to avoid disappointment by securing tickets at once from any of the following committee members: Mrs. Jesse F. Davis, chairman; Mrs. Philip T. Paul; Mrs. K. Philip Walker; Mrs. Oliver P. Case; and Mrs. Jasper Smith. Mrs. Paul, newly-elected president of the Women's Study Club, made the following statement concerning the forthcoming program: "The primary purpose of the Women's Study Club in sponsoring this series of cultural and educational programs is to present the finest available talent to the residents of; Naugatuck at the lowest possible cost to the subscriber. We feel that we are succeeding in our endeavor. Our townspeople are fortunate indeed to have the opportunity to hear, right here in Naugatuck, these top-notch artists for an ad-. mission far lower than that in the large cities where they perform before capacity audiences." FREE IRONITE IRONING SCHOOL Tuesday October 18th Mrs. Margaret Squires will use the World's Most Wanted Ironer—Iron rite, all day Tuesday from 9:30 A. M. to 5:30 P. M. The only ironer with two Identical open ends. Irons Everything Beautifully, Assures you complete Ironing satisfaction. Come and brine your friends. BUY ON OUR DIVIDED PAYMENT PLAN CARLSON'S Open Friday Eves. Closed Mondays COMBINATION STORM WINDOWS Jk DOORS NEW ENGLAND SALES CO ALSCO 282 Bank St., Waterbury Phone 4-9219 ROWLAND-HUGHES IB •* OBBiMMBHHMMmBMMMBi^ ^L •/^^_^__.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ~ ™^^~™^^^^^ ^» >•% •••••••••••^•H^ "Waterbnry's Friendly Department Store" PUT IN A PENNY PUSH THE BUTTON OUT POPS A HERSHEY BAB HERSHEY BAR BANK COMPLETE WITH KEY, 24 BANK SIZE HERSHEY BARS A real vending machine that teaches children to save! A fascinating new toy that is not only real fun but educational as well. In durable, bright Red plastic, easily refilled. Every child will want one. REFILLS ... 24 BANK SIZE HERSHEY BARS TOYLAND . . . LOWER FLOOB .19c HOWLAND-HUGHES, WATERBURY 90, CONN. Please send the following Prices plus tax, NO. HERSHEY BAR BANKS NO. BOXES REFILLS NAME ' ADDRESS ; CITY STATE ) CASH ( ) CHARGE ( ) C.O.D. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Monday, Oct. 17 Woman's Club meeting at 3 p. m. at American Legion' Home on Cedar street. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Naugatuck Valley Teachers' Association Meeting, NHS Auditorium, 7:30 p. mi. Public Card Party, Beth Israel Congregation Community Center, Fairview avenue, 8:30, Auxiliary, Montanari-Rado &>st, Meeting, Cristoforo Colombo Hall, 7:30 p. m.' Kennedy Circle, Daughters of Isabella, regular meeting, K. of C. Hall, 8 p. m. , Monthly meeting, Retail Division, Chamber, of Commerce, Annenberg's Restaurant, 8:15 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 v ale, Beacon Valley Grange, in vacant store, next to Alcazar on Main street, 9 to 4 p. m. . . .. ., • Friday, Oct. 91 Parisj) Players Square Dance, 8 p. m., Congregational Church Parish, House, .-.•'. 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 Ifain street, Naugatuck. TOegday, 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'g parish house, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 Hunting season start*. 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 Luther League Halloween party at church hall at 8:30 p. m. Local Eagles Aerie will play Torrington Aerie in setback matches. Harvest Sale, sponsored by Ladies' auxiliary of Hlllaide Congregational church In church hall, 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Halloween. Dance. for adults and young people,- Pond Hill Community Center, 8 t*. at. . Friday, Oct. 21 Square-doughnut dance, 8 p. m. in Congregational Parljfh House. Thursday, Nov. 3 Annual Methodist Church Fair, 1 p. m. Turkey dinner from 5 to 7 P. m. . . Annual Banquet, Chamber of Commerce,, in Elks' Lodge Rooms. Nov. 4. Friday Annual Methodist Church Fair, 1 p. in. Dessert-bridge 2 p> ro. Movies shown both day* at 4 p. m. for children. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Testimonial dinner $>r Q. P. Rodenbach, 6 p. m., Salem Lutheran parish hall. BUSY LOAFERS Chicago CUP)—If the bakers of this country put all th* bread they produced end to end, they would find they are turning out loaves at the rate of 7,000 miles per day, according- to the American Bakers Association. Minimum Wage BID Closer To Adoption (By United 'Prrati) Some one-emd -one-half-million American workers may get a pay boost Boon. The \.i.R* hike would conic under the r.rovisiong of the 75-cent minimum wage bill which is clone to becoming: law. The measure •was drafted by a joint congressional conference committee which ironed out differences between Senate and House versions. Both Houses ire expected to approve the measure early this week and send it to the. White Houee for President Truman'« Rig- nature. The Labor Department says aev; claims for unemployment insur^ ance rose sharply la«t week because dT the jrteel and coal strikes Some 309,000 new claims wet* entered last week—about 63.000 jnoi> than the previous week. Italian Red Wine No Drink For Irish Chicago—(UP)—Judfe Nuncio J. Bonelli asked Joseph Fatori, 52, and his wife, Bridget, n, about three false police calls ad one false fire call to their home. "We had been drinking some fine Italian red wine—home-made" said Mrs. Fattori in a Dublin brogue. "You have to be an Italian to drink that stuff," Judge Bonelli replied with an authoritative air. He ordered her and Fatori to $1,000 peace bonds. ALL JONESKS Pacific Grove. Gal. (UP)—Police Sgt. Herschel Jones investigated a truck-auto smashup here. The truck •was driven by Bernard Jones and the car by Ray G. Jones. None was related. DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN Joseph Carbon Started In Business? October 1900, 49 years ago Joe Carlson opened his first store at 162 Church St. "Joseph Carlson developed a flourishing trade by temptingly offering his teas, coffees, and other groceries to householders on their own doorsteps. He then ingeniously introduced the 'premium gift' scheme of presenting purchasers of certain amounts of merchandising with a piece of furniture. Thus eventually ne converted the tea and! coffee shop of 1900 into the Carlson Furniture Company and still later expanded by opening a branch store'in Watertown " —Source, History of Naugatuck. Carlson Furniture Co., Inc. V THE ANNOUNCING ELMER WHEELER "WORD LABORATORY" DEMONSTRATION MONDAY NIGHT ONLY October 31,1949 8:00 to 9:30 HOTEL ELTON ASSEMBLY ROOM Ever see a "Word Laboratory" in action? Would you like abates talk developed, or your present one revised with "Tested Selling Sentences"? Then here is your chance at this strictly "private showing" of the new post-war methods of Tested Salesmanship as cre- xfem b ^ the Elmer Wheeler Sales Laboratories. This is NOT a "lecture" but a "live" demonstration of a Sizzle Lab in operation. You will see how words are "put together" from sizzles to selling sentences, and then TESTED! The demonstration must be limited to 150 people only! Admission By Ticket Only — Phone, or Write POST JUNIOR COLLEGE <rf COMMERCE 24 Central Ave. Waterbury TeL 4-8772

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