Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 29, 1949 · Page 8
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 8

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, October 29, 1949
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DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND mendation from his last employer —except with a tax-dodging record —Massey was unable to find full- time employment. His youngest child became ill, the family doctor had not been paid for past services and would not come when urgently needed. The child died and -was buried in Potter's field at government expense. 0 This burial expense probably about equaled the improper tax assessment of S34.51 wrung from Mr. Massey. So. in the end, the Treasury Department gained nothing. Finally the office of Deputy Co.1- SCULLY, Florist Flowers for Every Occasion 480 BALDWIN ST. Waterbnry 1EO T. SCUIXY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 5-7280 _ FLOWERS For AU Occasion* FLO WEBS TKLEOBAPHED EVEBYWHEBE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 1M ROBBER AVJENTJB TM. 5«5 'Queen of Queens' Drew Pearson Says: Warehouse Worker Gets Tax Lien Slapped On His Salary—Mistakenly; While Harry Blackmer Of Teapot Dome Fame Lived In Luxury Abroad; Are Tax Frauds Equitably Prosecuted? "Washington—Last week this col- — umn told how various big-shot tax evaders managed to delay o squirm out of criminal tax-frau prosecution, sometimes because o leniency* on the part of political! minded or easygoing U. S. :orneys. It was pointed out that U. S attorneys are appointed on th recommendation of senators o congressmen, and sometimes ap pear to work more for the sen ators than for the Justice Depart ment. In contrast to the smooth Bailing enjoyed by some big-shot tax evaders, here is -what happened re cently to a little fellow who go into a misunderstanding over hi. taxes. This taxpayer, Francis J Massey of 220 2nd street. Wash ington. a displaced governmen war worker, found a job after the war as a warehouse -worker for Lansburgh and Brothers, a Wash ingrton department store. In 1948 Treasury agents checked Mr. Massey's tax returns for the war years and found proper returns had been filed and taxes paid, then suddenly it was discovered that a Frank J. Massey had received $150 in dividends from stock owned in the, Washington Gas Light Co.. and the' Treasury promptly assessed Francis J. Massey additional taxes. Tax Lien On $28 Salary Actually, Francis J. Massey never owned the stock and never received any dividends. It belonged to his father, now deceased. Edward T. Stafford, secretary of the Washington Gas Light Co., certified that Francis J. Massey never owned the stock and never received the dividends owed to his father, but this made no difference to the U. S. Treasury. It demanded that he pay just the same. Mr. Massey's salary was only S28 a week, and he had a wife and two small children to support. But. under protest, he paid in small driblets of S2 a week up to a-»total of S1&.92. This, however, wasn't fast enough for the Treasury and it slapped a tax lien on his salary for the remaining S15.59. This got him into trouble with his employer who did not want to be suspected of harboring a tax dodger and he was fired. Thus, unable .to get a recom- October Labor Situation In Connecticut CHOSEN "Queen of Queens" by offt cers of the Fur Institute of America in New York is Terry Thomas a Bellerose, N. Y. She is shown wearing the award, a 85,000 mink coat Terry had won twenty previou beauty contests. (International 1 ector J. Ellis Bowen apologized or the mistake, which they said was made in Baltimore. "We prom- se it won't happen again," Massey was told. "If you are again, just ignore it." assessed BUCKMILLER Fcneral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 NEW .1949 PHILCO REFRIGERATOR r $199.50 7 Cu. Ft, — 5 Year Warranty $20 Down ... $2 Weekly 413 NO. MAIN ST. UNION CITY Phone 6491 15 Church St. Tel. 6490 Open Friday Till 8 P. M. UK PKICES DROPPED TO A NFW LOW. Compare -Price and Quality established 1859 99 NO. MAIN ST. WATERBITRY New ft Reconditioned Motors FORD & MERCURY Budget Plan Available The NAUGATTTCE FUEL CO. FORD DEALER Tt-we 5231 That's the experience of one lit- le taxpayer who had no money o hire lawyers. • Echoes Of Teapot Dome On the other hand, here is the xperience of a man who had the money to hire lawyers and to live n luxury abroad—one Henry K. Blaekmer, multimillionaire oilman who fled to France to escape being questioned in the Teapot Dome candal. Some of the others who remained n the .United States went to jail or their connection,, with Teapot >ome and the Continental Trading ompany. Albert Fall, secretary of le Interior in the Harding cab- iet, served his sentence. Harry inclair served time for refusing o answer the questions of the enate committee. But Blackmer ucked for France, later was in- icted on six counts for perjury nd tax evasion to the tune of 2,000,000. Blackmer, then president of the klidwest Refining Co., together vith Sinclair and Robert Stewart f Standard Oil, formed the Con- nental Trading Co. which pur- hased about 7,000,000 barrels of 11 for $1.50 a barrel and then sold to their own companies for $1.75. inclair used $230,000 of the profits rom this fleal to bribe Secretary "all. Another $180,000 of profits vent to the Republican National ommittee in the form of Liberty onds, and the committee tried to et high-ranking Republicans to xchange the bonds for cash. An- r,ew Mellon was sent $50,000 of the bonds, but he sent them back, accompanied by a gift of $50,000 in cash. Blackmer's share of the boodle was found in the form of $750,000 in Liberty Bonds in a New York strongbox France. after he had fled to , The government made various efforts to bring Blaekmer "home, but the French government refused to extradite him and he remained there, living in the lap of luxury for 25 years, thumbing his nose at the nation which had made him rich and which he had cheated. Last summer, Danny Sullivan, former GOP Colorado politician who dug up the income-tax evidence against Blackmer, told friends in Washington: "Henry Blackmer -will never come back to this country while I'm alive." New Hearing' Device Has No Receiver Button In Ear Chicago 111—Deafened people are hailing a new device that gives them clear hearing without making them wear a receiver button in the ear. They now enjoy songs sermons friendly companionship and business success with no self-conscious feeling that people are looking at any button hanging on their ear. With the new invisible Phan- tomold you may free yourself riot only from deafness but from even the appearance of deafness. The makers of Beltone Dept. 40, 1450 W. 19th St., Chicago 8, 111., are so proud of their achievement they will gladly send you their free brochure (in plain wrapper) and explain how you can test this amaz-' ing invisible device in the privacy of your own home without risking a penny. Write Beltone today.—Adv. LEWIS CARROLL The Dealer on the 8qnnrt> CE3TTKR SQPAHE _ CORNT5B PBOSPECT & trtaojf STREETS Barclay Tile Bnnrd Chrom* Trin Door Framed Window Bash * FrameH Pailtl Floor Sanders for Benl TEIjF. PHONE S484 Employment throughout the state continued to move upward in October and both manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries reported gains for the second consecutive month. In August nonagricultural employment in Connecticut reached a level of 693,820 after dropping- each month since the start of the year. In September employment showed the sharpest rise in 29 months and preliminary reports for October indicate a further gain. Trade led the advance In non- manufacturing which was attributable mostly to the approaching Christmas season. The gain in factory employment in October was dwarfed by the previous month's rise. Some industries reported losses in October; machinery is still hard hit and still dropping and transportation equipment is -off from previous high levels. But over-all throughout the state, manufacturing employment showed a net rise. The Connecticut economy is beginning to feel the impact of the continuing disputes in coal and steel. Three firms in the state employing almost 1.400 workers are directly affected, and operations have been halted. Other firms indirectly affected are beginning to feel .he pinch of shortages. About 4oO have been laid off so far because of the developing steel shortage. There is also some indication that plans to hire more-workers nave been postponed by the disputes. There -Was a further increase in textiles during the month with some plants reporting sharp gains m October. In general, cottons showed exceptional strength- woolens edged only slightly higher; and rayons were unchanged. Reports Indicate that orders are somewhat improved but most firms' production schedules are running closa to orders on hand and backlog orders are virtually non-existent. Unemployment dropped in October for the third consecutive month down to G4.900 from 86,!300 in the middle of September. Many job seekers have been called back to work but the reopening of AIR FORCE'S NEW JET IN FLIGHT LEAVING A TRAll of smoke, the Air Force's newest jet bomber, tht XB-51, takes off nt Patuxent, Md., on its initial flight The high-speed, three-jet cralt remained in the air for thirty-four minutes. The XB-51 has swept-back wings, horizontal stabilizer on top of the rudder and carries a crew of two in an air-conditioned cockoit. (International) KULED LEGAL PARENTS OF CHILD schools and colleges wag also ,v major factor in the sharp reduction in unemployment. But even though the number out of work is down sharply, well below the 11- year peak of 106,200 in July, the October level is more than Double the 25,500 unemployed one year ago in October, 1948. Proportionately, Bridgeport, Bristol, Meriden Ansonia, Waterbury, Danielson and New London are still the hardest hit areas in the state. Weekly earnings paid to production workers in manufacturing industries have been increasing since June, due entirely to an increase in the length of the work-week, to less under-employment. In September, the work-week averaged 39.9 hours compared to 37.8 in June. Hourly earnngs have shown little change, but weekly earnings rose from $51.72 in June to $54.77 in September. declared Judy's natural mother, Dora R. Rouff as "unfit iw ' «deater Two State Residents Killed In Crashes (By United Press) Two Connecticut persons wer killed this weekend in highway accidents. r*^ At Vassalboro, Maine, 17-year- old Eugene Seikierski of New Haven died following a two-car collision which also Killed another person. Seikierski was with three other New Haven youths who were on a hunting trip. The other threp were hospitalized in fail- condition. Another accident on a fog- shrouded highway took the life of Louis Navy of New Canaan. He was driving- alone when his cp.r failed to make a curve and crashed into a tree. At Richfield glpring-g, N. Y., n./>3- year-old Georgetown retsidenVwaH critically hurt in an accident which took the life of his companion-Elizabeth Cooke of Groose Point Mich. Gerard P. Johnson a student at Bridgeport university, is hospitalized with a fractured jaw and internal injuries. A Newcomer Salute To Televise UN Assembly Sessions New York, Oct. 31—(UP)—The Columbia Broadcasting system will televise sessions of the United Nations under sponsorship of the Ford Motor company starting Nov. 7 until the end of the General Assembly session in December. The company said the programs would be telecast every weekday for a total of 15 hours a week. It calls the contract the largest time sale in television history. A C-B-S spokesman says there will be no commercials and no effort to "sell a product." Middletown Doctor Elks PER President (By United Press) A :Middletown man—Dr. Earl R. Ross—is the now president of the Past Exalted Rulers Association of Elks of Connecticut. Ross was elected at the organization's annual meeting- in Tor- rinffton to succeed John P. GHbart of Danhury. Others named were Charles J. Poole of Winated, vice-preaident; Felix Callahan of Norwich, secretary; and John F. McDonough of Bridgeport, treasurer. 5,000 VISIBLE STARS Although there arc hundreds of thousands of stars, only about 5000 are within range of the human eye. Evening School Sessions Canceled Due to Halloween activities Mrq uvi.. v 11.1^.0, .L*Aia. — —..^ vt LUC two reman Gertrude M. Madigan, director of se ss'°ris to sign property lists. " K J 'ill sit until 8 will be no evening school "-"?"-'. *"." tomo "ow from adult education, announces that there will be no evening sessions tonight. The regularly scheduled classes will be held as usual during the remainder of the week. Fellowcraft Degree To Be Conferred The Fellowcraft d'egrce will ba conferred on a class of candidates by Albert J. Hermonat, senior warden, tomorrow.night at a regu- Jar communication of Shepherd lodge, A. F. & A. M., at 7:30 o'clock in Masonic Temple, Church street. All Master Masons are invited to attend. Blue Cross Opens State-Wide Direct Enrollment Program Connecticut Blue Cross has again opened membership for a two-week period to those who cannot join through payroll groups, Robert Parnell, general manager of the non-proflt hospital plan, announced today. The state-wide direct enrollment—second in Blue Cross history—will run from November 1-15 and will place Blue Cross membership within reach of persons under age 65 who are self-employed, not employed, or working where there are less than flve employes.- Ordinarily, Blue Cross is available only through employed, groups of flve or more. This is the Hrst time the hospital plan has relaxed., group requirements since early 1948, when 56,000 persona signed up during similar two-week dlirect enrolment pro- Grams. Blue Cross application blanks will be printed in daily newspapers throughout the enrollment period, Parnall exp7ained. Applicants may enroll themselves by competing one of these Iformia and mailing- it to Blue Cross before the November 15 deadline. I here will be no ipjersojjal solicitation. "Direct enrollment is offered as a public service in keeping with the Blue Cross principle ol extending non-proflt hospital care to the greatest possible number of people consistent with sound operation " Parna.ll stated. "While 47 per cent vLn he . Connecticut population already belong to Blue Cross, there are others who need and want membership but cannot join Many of them have written us asking for another opportunity, to enroll ouV.n Individual basia This second direct enrollment is in answer to such requests" Grounded Airliners May Fly Out Today (By United Press) Six airliners, which were forced & ca l± adley ^l el<J in Wi » d *°r today. Their passengers, however, already have reached their destinations. They made th. last ?eg of their journey by train, a*d by bus whic h were Assessors' Final Session Tomorrow The fina , sessiong Qf thg of assessors are being held today and tomorrow i n the town haft court room Residents, who have to at.",. S"* Propert y' ar « cautioned to attend one of the two remainine sess 'ons t , rom 10 in ^ ^ the m ° rnin e to 8 QUock m the evening. Veterans are cau- an ' ists ' of Former RockvUle Official Succumbs (By United Press) 'Nation s No. i 1 Truck Driver . Christopher E. Jones, long prom ment in Democratic circles wa a member of the City Council for many years and also on the Ver The funeral will be held Wed Announcing- The ELMER WHEELER "WORD LABORATORY" DEMONSTRATION .TONIGHT ONLY, OCT. 31, 1949 8:00 TO 9:30 HOTEL ELTON ASSEMBLY ROOM Admission by Ticket Only — Phone or Write Post Junior College of Commerce 24 Central Ave., Waterbury PROUD TO BE in the United States, Gerson PuoUo, 8, doffs his cap in respect to the flag of his newly- adopted country. Gerson and his parents arrived in New York aboard the Army transport General Omar Bundy. They'll live with relatives m Brooklyn. N. Y. (Internationa.!) DO Buy any washing- machine until you have seen THIS NEWEST — FINEST — GREATEST 1950 MODEL APEX THIS YEAR'S GREATEST BARGAIN _ IT HAS EVERY NEWEST IMPROVEMENT COME IN - SEE IT ITS PRICE ONLY $10995 PAY ON1.Y $995 PAY AS LITTLE AS $1.25 A WEEK Biggest Trade-In Allowance On Your Old Washer CLOSED MONDAY Lincoln (0 Siore WEST Mfllltf ,B«n Winterbergcr, new tractor-trailer truck-driving chunpioo. it I pictured above shortly after he defeated 31 other state champions in ,the annual National Truck Roadeo. He represented Missouri in the ,CMiceM. J BOSTON, MASS. — Maneuvering a huge , tractor-trailer combination over a course that would bring nightmares to the average passenger-car driver, 38-year-old Ben Winterberger of St. Louis thrilled a crowd of 8,000 in Boston Garden and became the nation's . new truck-driving champion. *»..—««'"- «—«•*«««- ••% » To do it, Winterberger defeated 3>\ of the country's best professional truck drivers in three days of steering around barrels, between rubber balls, through posts with .only an eyelash to spare, and past •other obstacles that simulate the itoughest problems a driver must .overcome in the course of his regular work. -WW-HMBW-* « *•*. .-The Roadeo is a highlight of the annual convention of the 'American Trucking Associations. Contestants—all state champions — also must pass a stiff written examination on safety and rules of the road, an equipment defects test, and a personal appearance check. Drivers must have an «c-' cident-free record for at least ' year prior to the contest. Winterberger's feat wa« remarkable in that, although he hu been a driver for 17 years, he had never entered a truck roadeo prior to this year, when he de-' feated the best in his state to win 1 the Missouri tractor-trailer cham-J pionship. Drivers in the Roadeo are given a free choice of equipment. Win-1 terf^rger elected to drive a Reo E-22 with the recently-introduced Gold Comet engine — also making- its Roadeo debut. •**<• In the tractor-trailer'elaas — the big jobs most commonly need for over-the-highway hauling — Winterberger scored 368.87* points out of a possible 400. Forrest Garrison, Illinois state <ha»-' (iion, placed second, and ITnmll i*,5 org !r - ? h ? de '•• holder, finished third. Hits Bus Driver, Pays $15 For Nolle Georg-e Waite, 33, of 146 Johnson street, charged with breach of the peace and assault, was granted nolles on payment of $15 for each count when he appeared before Judge James R. Lawlor in Waterbury City Court Saturday. According to Prosecuting Atty. Harry F. Spellman, Waite struck a bus driver, Clarence Sherwood, Bridgeport, during an argument on a bus in Exchange Place, Waterbury, Friday night. Waite was arrested by Patrolman-Joseph Dacey. FAMILY COMES FIRST The Chinese always write their family names first. BUTKD 8 \tlantic Service Station Fern and Chestnut Sta, NOW OPEN! ! Atlantic Top Grade Oil Second-to-none 30<sS5c ssSS^SSs- once to relieve such *^ DIAMOND MERCHANTS FOR THREE GENERATIONS ^Diamopdf solitaire in 14K gold mounting $150 Lady's plain 14K gold wedding ring $10 Man's plain 14K gold wedding ring to lUiltfll $17.50 fora Happy Twosome Diamond solitaire in 14K gold engraved mounting $275 Lady's wedding ring in 14K gold to match $15 Man's wedding ring in 34K gold to match $22.50 Prices Include Fed. Tai Easy Payments Invited JEWELERS . . . SILVERSMITHS SINCE 1900 68 BANK STREET AT CENTER ST., WATERBUEY

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