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PAGE g—PfAUCATPCK NEWS (CONN.), TUESDAY. OCT. 18. 1040 DREW PEARSON ON fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: U. S. Steel Has Boxed Itself So It Can't Settle With Either Phil Murray Or John L. Lewis; Louis Johnson Ducks Questions On Yugoslavia; Senators Heckle Undersecretary Wehb On Spain And China. Washington—John L. Lewis is now about as sore at U. S. Steel as his once friend, now rival CIO Chief^ Phil Murray. This was behind 'John L's sudden walkout from the conference with northern operators at White Sulphur Springs, Va., and here is the inside story of what happened. Lewis had put out a "feeler" to northern owners that they settlo the strike by increasing the 20- cent welfare fund payments to 30 cents a ton. Also, Lewis suggested a small, straight wage increase, plus a seven-hour day at the same •wages the miners now receive for eight hours work. All this was not a take-it-or- leave-it demand, but a suggested basis for negotiation. The miner boss made it clear that he was chiefly interested in a boost in •welfare-fund (payments. The very fact that Lewis had made an "offer"—even through the feeler method—was big news, since up till then both sides had shied away from making the first overture. However, U. S. Steel, which controls the coal strike talks almost a.5 tightly as it controls the position of management in the steel strike, wasn't impressed. .-When the coal operators discussed Big John's secret proposal. Harry Moses, president of the U. S. Steel's H. C. Frick Coal company, would have no part of it. George Love, of the Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal comlpany, who works hand-in-glove with U. S. Steel, also objected—which meant that Lewis's "feeler" '.vas a dead duck. REASON FOR U. S. STEEL'S OPPOSITION: It can't give Lewis more than it gives Phil Murray. In fact, U. S. Steel already has many industrial leaders sore because two years ago it gave Lewis a welfare fund with no contribution, from the union. Despite this, U. S. Steel- has now turned round and is demanding that the steeiworkers themselves contribute something to their proposed welfare fund. Therefore, if U. S. Steel's captive ccal company now increases Lewis's welfare fund without any payments from labor, Phil Murray would make a fresh set of demands on behalf of the United Steelworkers. When Lewis learned that his "feeler" had been rejected, he was fit to be tied. Insiders expected him to barge into the next meeting, spewing fire and verbal brimstone at the Northern operators. Instead, he walked in without saying a word, sat for five minutes scowling at the window. Then, as contemptuous as when he entered, he walked out. Figuring that Lewis had gone to the men's room, the Northern operators waited and waited. Finally they learned that John was already on his way to Bluefield, W. Va., to confer with Southern operators. Johnson Worries Over Tito Shooting from the hip, Secretary of Defense Johnson brought U. S. foreign policy up to date the other day for the men who must vote the money to finance it. Johnson was the star witness at a closed-door session of the Senate Appropriations committee. The State department was also represented by Undersecretary of State James Webb, but he faltered and fumbled under the senators' wither* ing cross-examination. With two exceptions, however, Johnson snapped back the answers without hesitation. These two involved Yugoslavia. The secretary of defense readily admitted that Yugoslavia was the most explosive spot on the globe, and warned: "Anything can happen there any- day, any moment." But he wouldn't say whether the United States is committed to rush arms to Tito, or what the U. S. plans to do in case of a clash. Those were the only question the secretary of defense ducked. Johnson was more optimistic about Greece, predicted that the United States will be able to walk out and leave Greece standing on her own two feet in eight to 12 months. Only two pockets of Communist guerrillas are left, he said. All that remains for the Greek government is to wipe out these pockets and guard the borders against Communist outsiders. Senator Burnet Maybank, South Carolina Democrat, asked the undersecretary of state about Spain. "Are our relations with Spain improving?" he inquired. "Very definitely," replied Undersecretary of State Webb. "Is that just a Columbus Day declaration, or are relations actually improving?" broke in Senator Styles Bridges, New Hampshire Republican. "Our relations with Spain are actually improving," reiterated Webb. Undersecretary Forgets The next hot subject brought up was China. Groping a bit for words, Webb explained that Secretary of State Acheson had assigned three groups to study China, then had invited 20 prominent citizens last week to consult on the question. Bridges promptly asked for the names of 20 citizens, but Webb could think of onl» two—former Secretary of State George Marshall and former Republican presidential candidate Harold Stassen. Bridges then demanded that the committee be furnished the other eighteen. Another consistent critic of our China policey. Senator Knowland, California Republican, asked about the $75,000,000 President Truman had asked as a blank check to aid China. "Will this 575,000,000 be used if it is authorized?" asked Knowland. Webb hesitated, but Johnson spoke up bluntly. "As far as the Defense Department is concerned," he declared, "it wouldn't be asked for unless we intended to use it." 9 For Atlantic Pact Senators Ken Wherry of Nebraska and, Homer Ferguson of Michigan, also Republicans, asked about the defense plans of the Atlantic Pact nations. They pointed out that, under the law, arms for Europe could not be sent until an integrated defense plan was worked out. "How," asked Ferguson, "can you ask for appropriations for arms implementation if no defense plan has been submitted?" Johnson replied that the Atlantic Pact nations have been working on a defense plan since October 5. Although no formal plan has benn agreed upon, the tentative plan is in such shape that defense officials felt they could go ahead. A comprehensive strategy would be ready by January, but the President wanted the appropriations also to be available so he could act without delay, Johnson added. The senators went away from the meeting impressed, if not always satisfied, with Johnson's answers They liked the secretary of defense's "refreshing frankness." What'aDoing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today* Tomorrow and Every Day 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 Post, Meeting, Cristoforo Colombo Hall, 7:30 p. m. f Kennedy Circle, Daughters of Isabella, regular meeting, K. of C. Hall, 8 p. m. Monthly meeting, Retail Division, Chamber of Commerce, Annenberg's Restaurant, 6:15 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Parents' Night at Naugatuck High School. Monthly meeting, Naugatuck Valley Numismatics Association-, Borough Court Room. 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 4 p. m. Friday, Oct. 21 Parish 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. in. Monday, Oct. 24 Naugatuck Fellowcraft association supper-meeting, Masonic Temple, 6:30 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. m. 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 9 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 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 Ipt. m. Friday, Oct. 21 Square-doughnut dance, 8pm in Congregational Pariah 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. m. Dessert-bridge 2 p> m' Movies shown both days at 4 p tn for children. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Testimonial dinner $>r Q. P. Rodenbaeh, 6 p. m., Salem Lutheran parish hall. FLOWERS For All Occasions Pettit Presents Footwear Fire Prevention Awards FLOWERS TELEGRAPHED EVERYWHERE; MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP U» RUBBER AVJENUB TW. 5S20 Charlotte O'Connor Practice Teacher Charlotte O'Connor, of 542 High street, a student at the New Haven Teachers College, has been assigned to the Scranton school, New Haven, for an eight weeks period of practice teaching. The period extends from Oct. 10 through Nov. 23. XT ^ U8 tf uck T* P!ant Sixty Scouts, Leaders Attend Fall Camporee In Grange Park About 60 Naugatuck Boy Scouts and their leaders took part in the annual fall Camporee during the weekend at Beacon Valley Grange Park. Camp was set up Friday evening and closed yesterday afternoon. A nature hike was conducted Saturday morning and in the afternoon football games were played. There was a camp-fire Saturday night with songs, stunts and stories. Protestant Scouts attended church services at the camp yesterday morning and Catholic Scouts were brought to their churches here. Several Scouts passed tests for advancement, according: to committee chairman . Robert Holds-worth. On behalf of the boys, he extends thanks to the grange for use of the park. Attending Those attending were as follows: Troop 2, Merton Lyons; John Campbell, Harris Ludgewaite, John Fowler, Frank Ashford, Alan Her- nionet, Edward Hermonat, James Fail-child, Russell Savard, Barry Robinson, Ronald Peterite, Robert Ward, David Coe, Robert Hanley and leaders Cecil Matson and Western Boyd. Those from Troop 3 were Kenneth Hanks, Edwin Ze- mier, Walter Keene, Robert Deptula, Richard Bulkavitch and John Sproski. Also, Troop 7| Roy Stinson, Fran- cis Morrow, Peter Kinney, David Boulang-er, Robert Boulanger, John Holland, Dan Lambrides, Michael Sharon, Robert Sharon, John Weiss, Alec .Zonas. Robert Karbowlcz, Robert Harper, William Cardinal Leonard Gesseck, Edward Ash, Kenneth Birsick, Thomas Lynch, James Nolan, Richard Lawrence and.lead- ers Robert Pritt and Edward Patten. Also, Troop 9, Thomas • Horan, William Johnson, Roger Anderson, Brian Blomberg-, Fred Trestrail, Charles Schofield, and leaders Ray Andersen. Robert Holdsworth and James Reynolds. Troop 15, Robert Graben, Ralph Graben, Robert Sag-endorf, Richard Sun- DISTINGUISHED FOR GIMRD PERREGAUX The gift mof whispers eloquently, "This h on Important occasion". Girard-Perregoux is admired the world over for its trustworthy precision and distinguished beauty. Each model 17 jewels. left: H Kt. Gold, $71.50 center: 14 Kf. Geld Filled, $57.50 .... 14 Kt. Gold, $120.00 right: 14 Kt. 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