Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 26, 1949 · Page 2
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 2

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, October 26, 1949
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I'AGK 2—XAl'GATUCK NEWSJCONN.). WKONKSIIAY. OCT. 2(i, 1MB DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Internal Revenue Needs Better Income-Tax Enforcement; Many Big Tax-Fraud Cases Are Delayed Or Sidetracked. "Washington.—President Truman's warning that there must be a tax increase recalls the fact that Bureau of Internal Revenue experts estimate they could collect close to a billion dollars more annually without increasing taxes—if they had better income-tax enforcement. Two years ago the 80th Congress chopped off a huge army of income-tax examiners, a group of hard-working, underpaid public servants who have the unpleasant but necesary job of checking on people's income taxes. While part of this cut personnel has been reinstated, the tax examiners are still woefully understaffed and able to inspect onlya fraction of the returns. On top of this has developed another tax-payment deterrent—name,y, delays and wire-pulling, in the prosecution of tax frauds. When the average taxpayer sees certain big shots getting away with spectacular tax violations, naturally he figures he is entitled to do the same. This is not the fault of the Treasury tax examiners nor the prosecution officers of the Justice Department, most of whom are diligent public servants. But when tax frauds are sent to U. S. district attorneys for criminal prosecution, interminable delays sometimes develop. Some district attorneys just do not want to prosecute. Sometimes local politics are involved, and since U. S. district attorneys, are appointed under a political spoils system on the recommendation of local senators and congressmen, they are sometimes more inclined to take orders from congressmen rather than from the Justice Department. Delayed Cases But whatever the reasons, here are some tax-fraud cases which have been delayed or sidetracked between the Justice Department and the district attorneys in the field. In some cases no politics may be involved; but in any case the effect on the rest of the tax-pay- ingb public is bad. Just outside Washington, D. C., the T-men of Prince found that the sheriff Georges county, Md., Earl Sheriff, had collected about $49,000 from gamblers during four years though he reported a total income of only $8.400. But when the Justice Department sent this case to U. S. Attorney Bernard Flynn in Baltimore, he sent it back with advice that it was a difficult case to prosecute. Again out in Kansas City, Kansas, the T-Men caught an eminent doctor, Herbert Hessler, failing to report as income 1,000 fees received from patients during three years. COMBINATION ALCMTMJM STORM WINDOWS & DOORS NEW ENGLAND SALES CO, AL8CO 182 Bank St., Waterbnry Phone 4-9319 NESCO PORTABLE BOOM HEATER $10.95 WEISS BEN FRANKLIN STORE CHTJBCH ST. NATJGATUCK SCULLY, Florist Flowers for Every Occasion 480 BALDWIN ST. Wmterbary IJSO T. SCULLY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 5-7280 FLOWERS For All Occasion* FLOWEBS TKLEGRAFHED IS V MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP U« BCBBEB AVENTJB xu. exu BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 SECURITY Does your Insurance give adequate protection today? DO YOU HAVE ITT See NAUGATUCK INSURANCE AGENCY INC. Building cost* are Btcadll; Increasing PHONE 2080 F. W. EATON, ytgr. Ceo. WigglSBworth & Son, Ino PLUMBING, HEATING and AJTB CONDITIONING MAPLE STREET 24 Hour Oil Burner Service TEL. C26S In Bank Swindle Naugatuck Singers Invited To Take Part In Oratorio Anyone wishing to slug in tho performance of Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah," to be given in the Stcond Congregational Church in Waterbury at 4 o'clock, Sunday. Nov. 20, is cordially invited tr> do so, it was stated by Jesse F. Davis today. Rehearsals for Naugatuck participants are being held each Friday evening (with the exception of Nov. 4) at 9 o'clock at the Hillside Congregational Church. Everyone, regardless of affiliation with any particular choir or choral group, is urged to attend. For those unable to attend rehearsals in Naugatuck, rehearsals are being held at the Second Church in Waterbury every Thursday evening at 8:30. FORMER cashier of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank at Spencerville, Ind., Clyde Rectenwall, 65 (front) .leaves the Federal Building in Ft. Wayne in custody of Deputy Marshal Charles Boudt. He is being held in connection r/ith an alleged giant swindle which wiped out more than half of the bank's S675.000 deposits. (International) The- Justice Department sent the case to U. S. Attorney Lester Luther in Topeka for criminal prosecution, but Luther wrote back that he did not v.-an-t to prosecute, because Dr. Hessler was too prominent in the community. The Justice Department instructed him to proceed, anyway, however, and he is now doing so. . Patenotres Indicted Another significant case, reported in this column as early as 1943, was that of Mrs. Eleanor Patenotre and her son, over concealed profits made from the sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer, whereby the Pate- notres paid a tax of only $1,567 in 1930 when they should have paid around 5200,000- Thanks to the diligence of one or two Treasury agents and a series of exposes by this column, the Patenotres were finally indicted in August, 1948. However, the significant fact that the Justice Department had all its information available in 1945, and that Raymond Patenotre was In this country from 1945 on. Yet thanks to Patenotre's ability to hire one of the shrewdest tax attorneys in Washington, Ellsworth Al- vorcl, no indictment "was brought until 1948. Meanwhile there were libel threats against this column. Even after the indictment, however, another year dragged by, with much legal haggling over a compromise. Finally it was arranged that Madame Patenotre would plead guilty and pay a $2.000,000 cash settlement if she didn't have to go to jail. Most folks, of course, can't afford top lawyers or such big cash settlements. Bethlehem To Use Christmas Stamp Bethlehem, Conn., Oct. 26—(UP) • A special cancelation stamp depicting Christmas scenes will again be used this holiday season by Postmaster Earl S. Johnson. The Bethlehem postmaster says he has been using six special cancelation stamps for Christmas mail for the past 15 or 16 years. Johnson's report that he will continue using the special stamps follows a ruling by the Post Office department in Washington affecting the town of Christmas, Florida. The department says that if the folks in the Florida town want decorations on their holiday mail, they'll have to do it themselves and not the post office. Johnson reports that he will continue .as he has in the past until he is notified otherwise by the Post Office department. Sgt. Marchese Transferred To Ridgefield S.P. Barracks Fifty-one personnel changes in assignment for Connecticut State Police are announced by State Po- Hce Commissioner Edward J. Hickey. In most cases, officers are assigned to stations closer to their homes. Sgt. Louis Marchese, Bridgeport, has been transferred from Bethany Barracks to Ridgefield and is replaced at Bethany by Detective Sgt. Terone Smith of Fairfield, who transferred from Westport. All changes become effective at 8 a. m. Nov. 1. Other changes are as follows: Sgt. Henry Palau, Norwalk, Ridgefield to Westport; Charles Gorman, Danbury, Ridgefield to Westport; Ben Davis, New Canaan, Ridgefield to Westport; William Francis, New Milford, Canaan to Ridgefield; John Scribner, East Hartford, Canaan to Stafford Springs; Sgt. J. Francis O'Brien, Hartford, Stafford Springs to special service headquarters, Hartford; Thomas O'Brien. Andover, Stafford Springs to special service headquarters, Hartford; Ernest Angell, Willimantic, from Stafford Springs to Colchester. James McCormick, South Willington, Stafford Springs to Hartford; Tryon Smith, Hartford, Groton to Stafford Springs; Joseph Jasonis, Bridgeport, Groton to Bethany; Frank Dowling, Waterbury,. Gorton to Bethany; Fred Vir- elli, Bridgeport, Westport to special ser\*ce, Westport; Frank Baylis, West Haven, Westport to Bethany; Leroy Emerthal, Stratford, Westport to the emergency division, Westbrook; Philip Masslcotte, Wethersfield, Hartford to emergency division, headquarters; Det. Albin Backiel, New Britain, Hartford to special service, headquarters; Edward Matus, East Gran- Two Suits Filed In Waterbury Court The following damage suits have been filed in Waterbury Common Please Court. Harry A. Krueger, Naugatuck, seeks $400 in a suit filed against Roman Feschuk, Watertown, based on a collision between cars of tlie plaintiff and defendant in Naugatuck Sept. 5. Peter J. Belleti, Naugatuck, doing business as R. J. Belleti and Sons, asks $800 from Robert and Helen Kasinski, also of Naugatuck. Indebtedness of $758 since Oct. 11 is claimed. Girls' Rally At YMCA Friday Night A puppet show, presented by Mrs. Harold Daume, will highlight the entertainment program to be presented at a girls' fall rally, Friday evening at 7 o'cock at the YMCA, it was announced today by Wesley Cady. program secretary. Also on the program will be gymnastics, motion pictures and group singing. The program is arranged by the YMCA Ladies Auxiliary. All girl members of the Y are invited to attend. NAZI AMNESTY Berlin—The National Democratic Party of East Germany has asked the premier of the new puppet government to give former Nazis and militarists full and equal rights. The request is believed to be the fore-runner of a move to grant amnesty to ex-Hitlerites throughout the Soviet Zone. Tip the lid up — and there's a. big, handsome easy-to-tune dial . . . above the set. The famous Zenith Wavemagnet* is "inside the lid, up high where it gives a new measure of performance. Efficient reception ... on AC, DC or battery. Only $39. Battery TOURNAMENT utiful clear, true me. Flexo-Grip han- Consoltone*. In 'alnut plastic. '27 95 <flt PACEMAKER Rich, powerful tone- Sharp positive tuning. Consoltone*. Long Distance. Wavemagnet*. In Ebony plastic. by, Hartford to special service, headquarters; Edward Hadfield, Berlin, Hartford to special senvice, headquarters. Sgt. William Tripp, Norfolk, Hartford to Litchfield; Salvatore Esposito, New Haven, Hartford to Bethany; Walter Foley, Fairfield, Bethany to Westport; Clayton Gaiser, Wallingford, Bethany to Westbrook; Frank Casselo, Wallingford, Bethany to Westbrook; John F. O'Brien, New Haven, Bethany to Westbrook; Stanley Sobelewski, Bridgeport, Bethany to Westport; Albert Pethick. Hamden, Bethany to Hartford; Dimitro Fauchyk, Ansonia, Bethany to Westport; Leo Dymoski, Bridgeport, Bethany to Westjoort; Leonard Menard, Ansonia, Westbrook to Bethany. James Ferguson, Ansonia, Westbrook to Bethany; Albert Kovach, Seymour, Litchfield to Bethany; Arthur Johnson, Avon, Litchfield to Hartford; and these members of the last graduating class to the training school, all from traffic division to field stations: Frank Muldowney, Bridgeport, to Westport; Joseph Piepirri, Stamford, to Ridgefield; Sam Holden, East Granby to Canaan; Joseph C. Fltz- gibbons, Qiiinebaug, to Stafford Springs; Harold Greenberg, Lebanon, to Groton; Robert W. Lutz, East Hartford, to Stafford Springs; Arthur Hess, Eastford, to Stafford Springs; James Kingston, Ansonia, to Bethany; Wilfred Bellefleur. Norwich, to Groton; John Rain- eault, New Haven, to Westport; John Martin, Milford, to Westport; John Kozma, Wallingford, to Bethany; John Lombardo, Waterbury, to Litchfield; Robert W Hart, Waterford, to Westbrook; Alfred Bickford, Stonington, to Groton; and Edmund Sterniak. ForeSt- ville, to Canaan. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Wednesday, Oct. 26 Executive committee, Hop Brook School Parent-Teacher . Association, home of Mrs. Malcolm Wilson, 8 p. m. Canup 81, Woodmen of the World, meetts at 8 p. m. in Odd Fellows Hall. 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. Playmakers meeting, St. Michael's parish house, pot-luck supper, 6:30 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttle school, 8 p. m. • Thursday, Oct. 27 First fall meeting, Literature and Dramatic Art Department. Naugatuck Woman's Club, home of Mrs. Winfield Witherwax, 8 p. m. Evergreen Sewing Circle meeting, Masonic Temple, 2 p.. m. Domestic bakery sale, sponsored by Past Noble Grands club of Columbian Rebekah lodge, Quality Cleaneris store, North Main street, 11 a. m. Board of Assessors, 2 to 5 p. m. St. Mary's Altar society's children's Halloween party. Harvest Sale, spons-red by Ladies' auxiliary of Hillside Congregational church in church hall. 7 to & '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 anc young- people,- Pond Hill Community Center, 8 |pi m. Sunday, Oct. 30 St. Mary's Altar society receives Communion in body at 7:30 a. m Mass. Monday, Oct. 81 Red Cross Home Nursing course Tuttle school, 8 p. m. Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 8 p; m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 Executive Committee. Naugatuck Council of Churches meets at 8 p m. in Hillside Congregationa Church. Regular monthly meeting, Board of Warden and Burgesses, Town Hall, 8 p. m. . Pu'blic card party, at Centra «A,venue school, sponsored by PTA 8 .ip. m. Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 Naugatuck District Girl Scou committee meets at home of Mrs Philip E. Rice,, Park avenue, 8 p m. Monthly meeting of Aid Society in Congregational parish house. St. Mary's Altar society annua Halloween party, 8 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursing course, 'uttle achoolo, 8 p. in. Thursday. Mov. ;1 Annual banquet, Naugatuck 'hamber of Commerce, Elks' ooma, 7 p. m. Annual Methodist Church Fair, p. m. Turkey dinner from 8 to 7 >. m. Friday, 'Nov. 4 Annual luncheon, Sarah Rogers chapter, DAR, Salem Lutheran Church hall, 1:30 p. m. First concert in Woman's Study Club concert-lecture series, Congregational Church, 8:18 p. m. Christmas Fair, sponsored by Ladies' Aid Society of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7 p. m. Annual Methodist Church Fair, p. m. Dessert-bridge 2 p, m. Mbytes shown both days at 4 p. m. for children. Monday, Nov. 7 Red Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttle School, 7:30 p. m. Meeting of committee arranging for Montanari-Rado post auxiliary, Harvest Hop, in Cristoforo Columbo hall, 8 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 Junior Chamber of Commerce supper-meeting, 6:15 o'clock, Annenberg's Restaurant. , Wednesday, Nov. 9 Red Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttle school, 8 p. m. Testimonial dinner f£r Q. P. Rodenbach, 6 p. m., Salem Lutheran parish hall. Regular meeting, St. Mary's Altar society .church hall, 8 p. m. Seek Test Case To Decide Validity Of New Cigaret Law (By United Press) In the Justice Department officials are looking for an early test case to decide the validity of the! Bew law clamping down on the mail order, cigaret business. The law requires mail order houses to report the sales of cigarets to various states to which they are shipped so those states can collect taxes on them. Before the law went into effect last week, various states lost about $40,000,000 a year from residents who bought cigarets from out-of-state mail order houses. Ont mail order house, the American Sales Agency of Huntington, W. Va., has already announced its intention to ignore the law. And the Justice Department says another firm has also indicated it will seek a court test to prove whether the new law is valid. FOR CM DISCUSSION The fourth forum discussion meeting of the Wuterbury chapter. National Association of Coat Accountants, will be held tomorrow evening in the Hotel Elton, Waterbury. A dinner will b« ttrvcd at 6:15 o'clock, with the regular meeting scheduled for 7:30 o'clock. AIRLINE SERVICE Hartford—A feeder airline service starts operations at Brainard Field and Bradley Field in Wind* sor Locks Saturday. Planes operating by Wiggins Airways will make stops on route between Boston and Albany. FIRST SILK SOX Queen Elizabeth wore the flrat pair of silk stockings ever knit. ANTI-SEMITISM DOWN Organized anti-Semitism in the U.S. in 1948 was at its lowest point since the depression. Why ThouuMls *f Doctor* prescribe pteMwt tostta* Pran7ssn» acts at once. Itnotonl* relieves such coughing but p^ loosens up phlegm and mikea it easier to raise. nKmanTli •afe! Mighty effective for old and young! PUatant tattinoi i in; i \ki\n All NYLON TRICOT hip slips... 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