Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 29, 1949 · Page 2
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, October 29, 1949
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DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-dO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Major Steel Companies, Are Divided Over Contributory Or Noncontributory Pensions; Truman Is Afraid To Invoke Taft-Hartley Act; Navy Bitter Toward Admiral Denfeld. Washington—Here are some o the things that are taking placi backstage in the steel-strike dis cussiona. 1. INSIDE THE STEEL COM PANIES: The major companies are divided regarding the contributory or noncontributory pension plan Inland Steel already has a goo< pension plan, while Jones and Laughlin, together with Bethlehem favor a pension plan whereby labor does not contribute; for the following reasons: Only 10 per cent of the workers continue in their employ until they reach the age of 65. When they leave before that age under a worker-contribution plan, they take their contributions with them, which entails complicated bookkeeping. But when they do not contribute, the amount set aside for them by the company stays in the fund and mounts up. Thus the company, over the years, contributes less and lets ,1 money. Flatly opposed to Bethlehem Jones and Laughlin, and Inland is the giant of the industry, U. S Steel, which sets the competitive pace. Despite all arguments, U. S Steel has held out against a company-contributed pension plan— chiefly as a matter of principal. It claims that labor should not get something- for nothing-, that labor should contribute at least a smal part of the pensipn. Possibly this view is influenced by the fact that directors of V. S Steel include heads of other companies—Walter Gifford. of American Tel and Tel; Sewell Avery, of Montgomery Ward and U. S. Gypsum; James Black, of Pacific Gas and Electric—which might be affected by any pension precedent set for the steel industry. 2. INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE —Presidential advisers have discussed with Truman the idea of invoking the Taft-Hartley Act, but he is opposed for this reason: The United Steel Workers already have suspended a strike for 17 days at his request—practically the equivalent to the 80-day suspension possible under the Taft- Hartley Act. If the President invoked the T-H Act, it is feared labor might refuse to obey the injunction. And if half a million men refused to obey their government the nation would face not only a breakdown of democracy, but reverberating ammunition would be handed to Moscow for use in every country in the world. Furthermore, the President's fact- finding board's recommendations have been accepted by the union, though rejected by management! That is why other White House friends, including Mayor David Lawrence of Pittsburgh, Jack Arvey of Chicago and Chairman Boyle of the Democratic National Committee have been urging Truman to put the bee squarely on the steel companies. Note 1—Phil Murray, testifying before the President's fact-finding board, invited the steel executives to appear before Congress with him and urge passage of a better old- age-pension bill. They refused. Despite this, if Congress had remained in session and tackled the entire problem of old-age pensions for all old people, not merely those who belong to unions, a pattern might have been worked out for the nation. Note 2—Though U. S. Steel refused to go for noncontributory pensions now, it -eras the same U. S. Steel Company which gave a' non- NEW 1949 PHILCO REFRIGERATOR . r $199.50 • Cu. Ft — 3 Year Warranty $20 Down ... $2 Weekly 413 NO. MATY ST. UNION CITY Phone 6491 15 Church St. Tel. 6490 Open Friday Till 8 P. M. SCULLY, Florist *1ower» for Every Occasion «0 BALDWIN ST. Waterbary UEO T. SCCULY, Prop. 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Result was the milk-and- water unification bill of 1947, now considerably strengthened. Brother admirals never forgave Sherman for this. . . Admiral Sherman was top war planner on Admiral Nimitz's staff in the Pacific, is a brilliant strategist, fought for airplane carriers when other admirals were still fighting for battleships. . . While the Navy's friends in Congress are pleading for peace, the Navy is still waging an undercover compaign against usually gentle Gen. Omar Bradley. Triey' enlisted the powerful voice of Walter Winchell, long-time Naval Reserve officer, in a campaign against 3rad- ley. Winchell did his best for the Navy during the war, got kicked around for his pains, but is still loyal. . . Also it was considered no accident that Congressman John McCormack of Boston unloosed an out-of-the-blue blast at General Bradley. The Boston Navy Yard is about to feel the effect of Secretary Johnson's economy move, and some of McCormack's constituents will lose their jobs. Miami Aqua Show AtYMCANov.3 Plans have been completed with Art Jabs, director of the Miami Aqua Show, to put on their swimming', diving- and water ballet show at the Naug-atuck YMCA next Thursday evening, Nov. 3, (starting at 7:30 o'clock, it was announced today by physical director Fritz Klamfot. ' Tho show, which is currently traveling through Connecticut, has submitted the following pi ograrn to Mr. Klambt. Act one features Joe Rambler, international diving: star who thrills with his seemingly ln-,gjo.5- sible feats off the board. Act two features Professor Yogi, who has traveled extensively throughout the world, studying: the variou.-i swimming styles used in other countries He gives his- owrj version of the different strokes used. Act three is a water ballet by the Aquaettes, , which features rythm in swim-time with Sis and Norma Deval. Act four is fish vs fisherman. A fun- loving sportsman is chosen from the audience to try his luck with rod and reel in hauling in a 100- pound mermaid. Act five is a murderous assault on the diving board, when Professor Yogi tries to out' do diving star Joe Rambler. It is topnotch diving- mixed with slapstick comedy. Act six, finale, statues in swim- time features Art Jabs and Pattie Marselle in delayed acrobatics. Little Champie and David will show their talents in board balancing- with Jabs. The entire show lasts about 80 minutes. Tickets may be obtained at the door. 12 Yale Seniors Visit Local Plants A group of 12 seniors in Chemical Engineering at Yale University visited the Synthetic Rubber and Naugatuck Chemical Plants yesterday. The group was in charge of Dr. C. M. Doede, instructor of Chemical Engineering at Yale University. The group was conducted on a tour of the Synthetic Rubber Plant by D. Jackson and W. Leukhardt. At the conclusion of the tour the group was met at the Naugtauck Chemical Plant by H. P. Scullin, and conducted on a tour of the Sulphuric Acid Plant by R. Scheiber and C. Donato. i MARCH OF EVENTS Blame Middleman, Not Farmer I Says Growers Get Small Cut For Prices, Says Congressman] Of High Cost of Foodstuffs Special to Central Press TFTASHINGTON—It remained for a congressman from a farm TV area to tell the city folk what was behind some of the hip- prices they are paying for food. e ' Rep. A. L. Miller (R), Nebraska, says the middleman is responsible. Miller said his colleagues, who represent consumers in the east, often blame farmer constituents for high prices. The farmer he contended, was being unjustly accused. Backing his contention' M|Herpointeclout that, while eggs are 8? to 90 cents a dozen in the city, the farmer receives only 35 cents a dozen. Delivered milk is 21 cents or more a quart, while the farmer gets eight cents. Miller added that bread and related products have gone up in price in the face of-a 30 per cent decline in .wheat, corn and other grains. Someone is to blame, asserted Miller, but not the farmer. * * * * • JETS—Aviation authorities predict that a 500- mile^an-hour jet transport plane will be in operation in the United States within 18 months. Boeing Aircraft corporation now has advanced jet- type transports on its drawing boards, based on — experience with the successful Air Force XB-47 Rep. A. I. Miller stratojet. • ,j « ., , Company officials say that "a fleet of lets could effectively serve up to 90 per cent of available domestic airline traffic, at a greater profit and speed potential than either turbo-prop or conventional airliners." Great Britain plans to place jet transports in operation by 1953 and United States air leaders are determined to beat back the British bid for superiority in that field. Meanwhile, the Air Force's newest experimental jet bomber, the XB-51, is ready for testing. The three-jet light bomber is designed for short range tactical missions in support of ground forces and is the plane demanded bv Army chiefs. * • * * • FRUITS OF DEFEAT—President Truman may riot have gotten his choice confirmed as chairman of the Munitions Board but the rejection of steel executive Carl A. Ilgenfritz apparently helped nis executive pay measure through the Senate. Ilgenfritz was turned down by the Senate because It refused to condone an arrangement whereby a United States Steel vice president would have continued to receive his $70,000 a year company salary while serving the government at $14,000 a year The big point was that-Ilgenfritz, who "came up the hard way" could not afford to give up his private salary to take the government job. Senator Russell Long (D), Louisiana, called attention to this situation as a demonstration of Mr. Truman's inability to get topnotch men because government pay is lower than that of private industry. The argument apparently carried weight, The bill boosting top government officials salaries was approved by the Senate * » • » • A CHUCKLE FOB THE COUBT-Most of the cases which make their way to the Supreme Court are dry and weighty. However occasionally one comes along with aspects which provide a chuckle lor the staid justices. For instance there's the indignant appeal of the Inalf.nabl. Menlo Association club of San Francisco, now be- lnall>nal » l « fore the high tribunal. The club was raided and Ri 9 hl '« several of its members arrested by police acting Ploy Poker? under an anti-gambling ordinance. V After losing out in efforts to get "justice" in the lower courts .he club took its case to the high court, with the declaration that the right to play poker "is a fundamental right of free men " TJie club's attorneys asserted that "a substantial constitutional question" is involved-in'their case and attacked as "archaic" the 1903 law under which the club was raided They said: "Changed conditions will no longer permit it to be •aia that free men may not play draw poker or draw low ball poker In a social club or urivate home."- p FOOD AND FUEL FOR STRIKERS PICCADILLY INN HITCHCOCK LAKE An Ideal Spot to Hold That Stag-, Shower, Wedding Breakfast, Reception and Banquet OUR RATES ARE VERY MODERATE Orchestra and Entertainment on Saturday Night BIG HALLOWEEN PARTY AND DANCE Saturday, October Z9, 1949 Dancing, Entertainment and Prizes No Cover Charge No Reservations Music By ACE HIGH MELODIERS FULL LIQUOR PRIVILEGES Phone 3-9738 Phil Bertraiid, Prop. TAKING TIME OUT in their picketing of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp , Youngstown, Ohio, striking steelworkers (top) pause tor welcome cups of coSef^pled to them by fellow workers. Below, a striking coal miner and his<faughter, near Eighty-Four, Pa., gather bits of coal to keep their homefires burning. President Truman, declaring a national crisis in coal and steel was a long way oft, said he would not invoke his emergency Bowers under the Taft-Hartlpv Act. at this tim«. 1I n t <>rnn.t.i.onn.n Announcing The — ELMER WHEELER "WORLD LABORATORY" DEMONSTRATION MONDAY NIGHT ONLY, OCT. 31, 1949 8:00 TO 9:30 HOTEL ELTON ASSEMBLY ROOM Admission by Ticket Only — Phone or Write Pcist Junior College of Commerce 24 Central Ave., Waterbury T e l. 4-8772 WAVERLY INN Cheshire Diorio Restaurant Waterbury Luncheons — Cocktails — Dinners Banquet Facilities HAMILTON PARK~PAV1LTON "FAMOUS FOB FINE FOODS" DUTCH DOOR INN BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCHEON Served Dally Our Specialty — Full Course LOBSTEK and STEAK DINNERS Served Dally CAKLTON JONES At The- Solo vox and Piano Your Favorite Tune Tlayed As You Like It. Shuffleboard ana Television 7 BROAD STREET SEYMOUR TEL. 2809 FLORENCE COMBINATION RANGES ALL MODELS ON HAND FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW SWING DOOR BROILER? EASY TERMS • THE BES T m TRADE-IN VALUES OPFJV WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS CONN. FUEL-GAS CORP. WATERBURY ROAD, WATERTOWN, PHONE 375 LEWIS CARROLL The Dealer on the Square CENTEB SQUABE — COHNKB PBO8FECT « UNIOK 8TBEET8 Barclay Tile Bnaril Chrome Trln Door Frames Window Siinh * Frames Patn *' ™ , Floor Handera lor Bni TELEPHONE §48* What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Saturday, Oct. 29 Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Halloween Danw for adults arid young- people,- Pond Hill Community Center, 8 (pi m-. Sunday, Oct. SO St. Mary's Altar society receives Communion in body at 7:30 a. m. Mass. Monday, Oct. 31 Red. Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttle s-hool, 3 p. m. Board of Assessors, 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 Kennedy Circle, Daughters of Isabella, Installation o2 Officers and Banquet, 6 p. m., at Hotel Elton, Waterbury. °" • Executive Committee. Naugatuck Council of Churches meets at 8 p. m. in Hillside Congregational Church. Regular monthly meeting, Board of Warden and« Burgesses, Town Hall, 8 p. m. Public card party, at Central Avenue school, sponsored "by PTA, 8 ip. m. . ' 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. Red Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttle school, 8 'p. m. Thursday. Kpv. 3 ' Annual banquet, Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, Elks' rooms, 7 p. m. Annual Methodist Church Fair, 1 p. m. Turkey dinner from 5 to 7 p. m. Friday, Nov. 4 Rummage sale, sponsored by La- dies'Aid society of Immanuel Lutheran church in Rackc's garage. Annual luncheon, Sarah Rogers chapter, DAR, Salem Lutheran Church hall, 1:30 p. m. First concert in Woman's Study Club concert-leciure series, Congregational Church, 8:15 p. m. Christmas Fair, sponsored by Ladies' Aid Society of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7 p. m. Annual Methodist Church Fair, 1 p. m. Dessert-bridge 2 p, m. Movies shown both days at 4 p. m. for children. Monday, Nov; 7 .Red Cross Home Nursing course Tuttle School, 8 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 Naug-atuck District Girl Scout committee meets at home of Mrs. Philip E. Rice, Park avenue, 8 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttle school, '8 p. m. Testimonial dinner Itor Q. P. Rodenbach, 6 p. m., Salem Lutheran parish hall. 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. Friday, Nov. 18 Food sale, sponsored by Naugatuck branch, Connecticut Council of Catholic Women, Brennan's store, Church street, 10 a. m. Fun—To a Degree ALTHOUGH its not quite election time, a certain "polling place" on the campus at Columbia University, New York Ci.ty, finds a capacity crowd surrounding it. Ifs the annual Freshman - Sophomore rush and the student on his way up th« greased pole has his eye on the Frosh "Beanie" cap that the dummy is wearing. (International) SHIPPED BY TRUCK About 89 per cent of agricultural products marketed are shipped by truck to initial markets. BTJTKUS \tlantic Service Station Fern and Chestnut St». •$ NOW OPEN! r Atlantic Top Grade Oil Second-ta-nono SOc-Shc NEWS WANT ADS BRING RESULTS Accidents never happen to your child? You've read all the books on the care and feeding of infants. Nothing that will help Or dp they? keep your baby healthy has been overlooked. So accidents never happen to your child! This mother thought she was a good mother, too. But suffocation snuffed out the life of her child because she didn't know how to guard against it. If thers is a baby in your home, consult with your family physician on ways to prevent suffocation. Burns and scald* kill and injure more children 1 to 14 years of ago than any other type of accident. Check your home for danger spots. Use the inner burner of the stove for boiling. Little boy* like guns. It's up to you to see to it that firearms are safely stored where curious fingers can't raach. Accidents with firearms kill hundreds and wound thousands every year. An offt lic tervice mm- •ogt prepared by The Advertising Council in cooperation with Tk» National Safety Council. oe Careful-the child you save may te your own! THIS ADVERTISIMINT IS PUBLISHED IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST iY The Naugatuck Daily News

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