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PAGE Z—XAUGATPCK NEWS .(CONN 1 .), THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 14<>!> DREW PEARSON ON "fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: John L. Lewis Complains About Coal Strike Conference Leak; Navy Undersecretary Kimball Gets Silent Treatment From The Admirals; Courageous Rep. Hardy Exposes Maritime Commission Wasted." Washington—John L. Lewis was FIND BARGAIN A RARE WHISTLER so miffed about a Washington Merry-Go-Round account of his oratory at a recent closed-door session on the coal strike that he ordered his right-hand man, John Owens, to bawl out the southern coal operators for allegedly leaking the story. Owens carried out his instructions, waving the newspaper clipping at Joseph Moody, president of the Southern Coal Producers. "We know you leaked the story," protested Owens. "Well, you're talking to the wrong- people. These columnists all have their price." Moody vigorously and correctly denied that he had been the source, but added: "Let's be honest. You were there and so was I. Won : t you agree that the story was an honest and factual account of what happened?" "But it didn't make Mr. Lewis look very good." growled Owens. "Well, he didn't look good in the meeting," replied Moody. Battle Of The Admirals One of the angriest men in the battle of the admirals is the Undersecretary of the Navy himself, Dan Kimball. Kimball was invited to an off- the-record meeting of 60 top Navy officers in Monterrey, Calif., Sept. 21. Officially the meeting was a routine review of naval problems, but Kimball sensed something- special was going on. For those present included Admiral Arthur Radford, lead-off man in the Navy revolt, together with Vice Admiral Gerald F. Bogan. Therefore, Undersecretary- Kimball made a brief speech, pleading with the admirals to lay their cards on the table. ••If you think we're not getting a fair deal," Kimball said, "then let's speak up. After all, I'm one of your own. I used to be assistant secretary of the Navy for air. I know your problems." Kimball told the admirals that President Trman had ordered waste removed from the defense spending picture, and that the defense budget would be cut two billion dollars by 1951. "If you feel this is wrong," Kim- ban said, "speak up. I promise you we'll get a fair hearing. I can walk into Louis Johnson's office any time I want and get a hearing. So now is the time to talk." The admirals looked down their noses, gave Kimball silent treatment. Yet it was at this very same meeting—without telling the undersecretary of the Navy—that Admiral Bogan wrote his now famous letter complaining about Navy morale. And it was at this meeting also that Admiral Radford added his postscript to the letter that the powder keg touched off Washington. Capital News Capsules ISOLATIONIST NEVADAN — Senator Tom Connally, Texas Democrat, rallied a group of senators the other day to vote against an amendment by Senator George Malone. Nevada Republican... ."Let'j get out there and vote." stirred Connally. "I don't know what it's about, but it was offered by Malone. So I'm against it.".,. .Many senators feel the same way about the gentleman from Nevada, who is one of the leading isolationists in Congress. UNHAPPY HINDU—Prime Minister Nehru of India is irked at the State Department for the man-killing tour of the U.S.A. they've arranged. During his 26-day stay he will see virtually nothing but banquet tables, formal receptions and luncheons. What he really wanted was a chance to get acquainted with the plain people of the United States so he could decide how India should line up in the future. But the State Department disregarded this and arranged for 30 formal parties during the 26 days. FEUDING SENATORS — Washington's bumptious Senate*- Cain, a Republican, tried to make political capital on the Senate floor ovar a S238 check paid by a group of FLOWERS for All Occasions Universities to Senator Magnuson, a Democrat, also from Washington. The money covered Magnuson's travel expenses .to New Orleans for a speaking engagement sponsored by the universities. What Senator Cain didn't mention >s that he, too, has kept a few speaking engagements—has flown to Honolulu to take part in the Town Meeting of The Air; to Walla Walla, Wash., to speak localy; and to Boston to speak before the apartment house owners. In each case, Cain's expenses were paid in full by the sponsoring organizations. Shipping Bonanza Capitol newsmen were skeptical when Representative Porter Hardy of Virginia announced there would be a complete and forthright probe of the Maritime Commission and its squandering of taxpayers' money on ship contracts. So many congressional committees have been spreading the whitewash of late that newsmen doubted that Hardy would make good his promise—especially since he hails from the big maritime area around Norfolk. However, the courageous Virginian not only confirmed all that alert Comptroller General Lindsay Warren had said about Maritime Commission waste, but went even further. Hardy produced evidence showing that the commission had entered into agreements with the U. S. Lines, American Export Lines, and the American President Lines for the sale of six ships for $70,000,000, though the ships had cost the government $150.000,000 to -build. The Hardy subcommittee also found that most of the $28,000,000 being spent for so-called "national defense features" on the six new vessels—at no cost to the purchasers—was an outright gift because many of these features can be utilized commercially in peacetime. The report, supported by able Expenditures Committee Chairman William Dawson of Illinois, urged that steps be taken to recoup as much as possible of this largesse to the shiplines; also that maritime laws be rewritten to prevent nuch extravagance in the future. Churchwomen Plan Meeting Mrs. Harper Slbley of Rochester, N. Y., president of the United Council of Church Women, will address a meeting of Connecticut Council of Church Women Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10, at Immanuel Congregational Church (Woodland street and Farmington avenue, Hartford). The occasion is the third annual mid-year rally of the Council. Morning sessions of the meetinc; will convene at 10:30 and will comprise round-table discussion groups in which officers and chairmen of local councils will meet with state chairmen of their committees to develop- the year's work. This will be followed by a box lunch at 12:30 when women of Immanuel Church will serve dessert and coffee. Also at the afternoon assembly which begins at 1:30. Mrs. William Sale Terrell, state president and national chairman of the Committee on Relationships with the Proposed National Council of Churches, will give a report on the national board meeting which she The 1947 and 1948 Cuban sugar crops accounted fnr 20 per cent of the world's total. FIX)WEBS TKUEGBAPHED MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 1M KUBBEB A VENTH XW. StU SCULLY, Florist Flower* for Every Oeculon 480 BALDWIN ST. Waterbury tEO T. SCtTLLY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 5-7280 j COMBINATION ALtlMINtrM I STORM WINDOWS & DOOBS NEW ENGLAND SALES CO ALSCO S82 Bank St., Waterbury Phone 4-9219 BUCKMILLER Funeral Home PICKED UP FOR $40 in a Brussels, Belgium, junk shop, the painting displayed here by Mrs. Irving Stone of Beverly Hills, Calif., has turned out to be an original work of John MacNeil Whistler. Valued at $5,000 it has been restored to its original condition. (International Soundphofo) What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Thursday, Oct. 20 Joint installation of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League and Ladies' auxiliary, Odd Fellows hall, 8 p. m. Music department, Naugatuck Woman's club, meets at home of Mrs. J. William Bowman, Laurel Lodge, New Haven road, 8 p. m. ' Card party, Ladies' auxiliary, Crusader post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Home, Rubber avenue, 8 p. m. Monthly meeting of board of park commissioners, town hall, 4 p. m. Board of Assessors first session, town hall, 2 to 5 p. m. Friday, Oct. 21 Installafc'ion of officers, (American War Mothers, Knights of Columbus rooms, Neary building, 8 p. m. Square-doughnut dance, 8 p. m. in Congregational Pariah House. Board of Assessors, 2 to 5 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. Members of local Aerie will engage teams from Waterbury Aerie in first matches of state-wide Eagles' setback tourney. Hunting season starts. Reunion, NHS Class of 1939, Rinaldo's Restaurant, South Main street, Naugatuck. Social meeting, Pond Hill Community Club, 8 p. TO. Monday, Oct. 24 Board of Assessors, 2 to 5 p. m. Naugatuck Junior Woman's club Neighbors Night, American Legion Home, 8 p. m. Naugatuck Woman's club Junior- ettcs meeting-. Naugatuck Fellowcraft association supper-meeting. Masonic Temple, 6:30 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Board of Assessors. 2 to 5 p. m. 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 f> p. m. Wednesday, Out. 2B Board of Assessors, 2 to 5 p. m. Aid Society, Harvest Bazaar, Congregational parish house. Emblem club of Naugatuck Lodge of Elks, dinner and demonstration at Tranquility Farm, Middlebury 6:30 p. m. Halloween Party, Prospect St. PTA, in School. Thursday, Oct. 27 Board of Assessors, 2 to 5 p. m. St. Mary's Altar society's children's Halloween party. Haxvest Sale, sponsored by Ladies' auxiliary of Hillside Congregational church in church hall. 7 to 9 p, m. Friday, Oct. 28 Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. Bakery sale, Girl Scout troop No. 34, St. Michael's parish house, 11 a. m. to 3 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 Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Halloween Dance for adults and youncr people,- Pond Hill Community Center, 8 |p. m. Sunday, Oct. 30 St. Mary's Altar society receives Communion in body at 7:30 a. m. Mass. Monday, Oct. 31 Board oi 1 Assessors, 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. , Tuesday. Nov. 1 Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 Monthly meeting of Aid Society in Congregational parish house. St. Mary's Altar society annual Halloween party, 8 p. m. Thursday, Nov. A 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. m. for children. Wednesday, Nov. 0 Testimonial dinner <J:>r Q. P. Rodcnbach, 6 p. m., Salem Lutheran pariah ha'il. Regular meeting, St. Mary's Altar society .church hall, 8 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 10 Card party, sponsored ' by Ladies' auxiliary of Naugatuck American Legion, No. 17, Legion Home, Cedar street, 8 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 Card party, St. Mary's Altar society. 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 Fine Quality Dyed MOUTON LAMB COATS «8d. $ 5 Below Manufacturers Cost! 00 DEPOSIT RESERVES ~ YOUR COAT TRADE IN YOUR OLD FURS NOW! WEAR YOUR COAT WHILE PAYING BALANCE Grey or Black Dyed PERSIAN PAW Mink or Sable Blended DYED MARMOT , $134. Dyed MUSKRAT ™" * OPEN THURSDAY NIGHTS KRESEL <c WOLF TEL 4-4118 Dooling Editorial Praises Dr. William Verdi, New Haven 32 NORTH MAIN ST., WATERBURY OPP. THE GREEN STORES IN NEW HAVEN AND BRIDGEPORT Local Trooper Authr Of Article In "Vox-Cop" An editorial written by State Policeman Edward J. Dooling, of Meadow street, stationed at the Bethany Barracks, is published in the October issue of ".Vox-Cop," official publication of the Connecticut State Police. The editorial is about Dr. William F. Verdi, of New Haven, who Is at present seriously ill in New Haven's St. Raphael's Hospital. The text is as follows. At this time there lies in the hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn., seriously ill, one of the greatest surgeons that has ever been produced in America, in the person of Dr. William F. Verdi, of New Haven. To him we all owe a debt of gratitude for the part he has played in the development of the Science of Medicine and Surgery. There Is truly a. great man of our time, .a Great American, a Distinguished Surgeon, and an Italian Nobleman who rosje from an. Italian .immigrant to be a world famous personage in the lifetime of mdny Americans now living. William F. Verdi was born on Nov. 27, 1873, in Montechiaro Vico Equense, Naples, Italy, the- son of the late Domenico and Rosa Ruggiero Verdi His parents were poor but intelligent. . They looked to America for opportunity for them- pelves and their .'child. In 1874 William F. Verdi was brought to the United States and to New Haven, Conn., by his immigrant parents. Here they have lived' ever since. William F. Verdi graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven. While attending the high school, his parents needed his support and he left school to go to work. He went to work in a barber shop and was not long there when the principal of the high school went to the Verdi home and persuaded the parents to send young Verdi bock to school because he was such an excellent student:. These parents, in dire need of young Verdi's support, complied with the school principal's request and sent William F.,,Verdi back to his studies. He made the grade and then went to Yale University whera he was awarded his Degree as Doc tor of Medicine in 1894. Dr. William F. Verdi went on to success seldom acquired by men of such humble beginnings. He was three times honored by King Emanuale of Italy. In 1914 Yale University conferred upon him the Degree of Master of Arts. Because of this honor at Yale, the Crowned Head of Italy bestowed upon him the title of Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Italy. The next decoration bestowed upon Dr. Verdi was also bestowed by the King of Italy and this was the promotion from Chevalier to Commeneatore of the Order of the Crown of Italy. This honor was bestowed upon Dr. Verdi because SECURITY Does your Insurance give Adequate protection today? DO YOU HAVE W? See NAUGATUCK INSURANCE AGENCY INC. Building costs are steadily Increasing PHONE 2080 F. W. EATON, Mgr. of his gallant service with the United States Army in World War I, when he served 16 months on the battlefields of France. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his war service by the government of the United States. In 1929 the King of Italy again bestowed the highest honor of Italy upon this worthy gentleman, when he made Dr. Verdi Grande Officialc of the Order of the Crown. Borough Firm Named In $5,000 Complaint Dan Oleskik, Seymour, has filed a S5.000 suit in Waterbury Common Pleas Court against W. J. Mepin, Inc:. Naugatuck, and Warren Tuttle, Waterbury, for personal injuries and damage to his car as „ 1 the result of an accident in Sey- You have read of the accomplish- j mour Aug 8 ments of an Italian immigrant who j oicskik cairns his car was struck became one of the truly great men , by a Megin company truck operat- of our time. He was a friend of I e ^ Dv Tuttle "»'='•»«' mankind and he never inquired I of his parents whether they were ' Catholic, Protestant or Jew, or whether they were rich or poor. His only inquiry was. "(fan I HelD you" He served all men alike. Many of us can take a lesson from his book^of life. When men rise up and cry to the Congress of the United States to close the doors of this great land to immigrants, let them first look over the contributions of Dr. William F. Verdi and then decide ' WITHDRAWN A divorce action, filed in Waterbury Superior Court by Mrs. Veronica Allen, Naugatuck. against her husband. Harold E. Allen, was withdrawn from court yesterday. 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