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I-AGF. Z—NA1IGATUCK NF.WH (CONN.). TUKSnAV. NOV. !, 1010 DREW PEARSON ON fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Navy's Watchdog Unit Saves Taxpayers Thousands Of Dollars; Truman Takes His Waistline Seriously; Rep. Lynch Tells Big Insurance Companies Their "Honeymoon Is Over." Washington. — While certain ad-j rnlrals were attracting the national spotlight with broadsides of criticism on Capitol Hill, another Navy unit was patriotically retrieving thousands of dollars for the taxpayers without attracting any attention at all. This unspectacular nose-tc-the- grindstone outfit was the Pittsburgh office of the supervising inspector of naval material. With headaches instead bf headlines fora reward, this watchdog unit went through navy contracts looking for bugs. As a result, enough bugs were combed out of the navy's contract with the Canonsburg Steel and Iron company to reverse the company's claim for $1,346,306. Instead of paying Canonsburg, the navy collected $574.157. In another case ,the admirals had gloated over purchasing $1,131,188 worth of material from the Copper- Bessemer corporation at the bargain scrap price of $63,251. The watchdog unit discovered, however, that this wasn't such a bargain after all. For, believe it or not, the navy had bought its own material, already paid for by the navy. But, thanks again to the watchdog unit, Westihghouse Electric Corporation was ordered to shell out an additional $18,724 for equipment that it had bought from the navy for 2 per cent of the original cost. The navy unit also cracked down on the company owned by Perle Mesta, U. S. minister to Luxembourg and famed dinner hostess to President Truman. The Mesta Machine company had tried to charge the navy $36,000 for maintaining a navy plant, but the watchdog,, unit took exception to a few items, including 100 per cent for overhead, and cut the bill down to $22,400. When the Bureau of Yards and Docks tried to give away a navy building erected on the property of the National Tube company, the watchdog unit stepped in and finally sold the building for $24,800. In another instance, navy-owned electric furnaces and industrial equipment were lying idle. So the watchdog unit got busy and leased this equipment to the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation for $709000. Another company, the Elliott FLOWERS For All Occasion* FLOWERS TELEGRAPHED EVEBTWHEBE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP U» RUBBER AVENtTB ML BttS BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 VENETIAN BLINDS OF Kiss for an Envoy RECENTLY— designated Ambassadoi to Yugoslavia, George V. Allen is kissed by his wife, Katherine, on his arrival in New York from London, where he attended the meeting ol VS. envoys to "iron curtain" countries. Former Assistant Secretary ol State for public affairs, Allen declared his new job a "terrifically challenging post." (International^ company, tried to buy a navy office building for $38,100. Just as the contract was about to be signed, the watchdog unit moved in with its inspectors and adding machines. As a result of a more careful appraisal, Elliott company had to pay $60,725. Note—The man in charge of the navy unit which is doing such a good job of saving the taxpayers' money is Capt. M. C. Barrett. His chief assists are Comdrs. P. Page and J. K. Kennedy. Truman's Waistline Though the President jokes about his expanding waistline, actually he watches his diet carefully. The other day at lunch, Truman ate two pieces of home-cured country Missouri ham—an unusually large portion of meat for him. The dessert was ice cream and chocolate cake. Looking at the cake wistfully, Truman turned timidly to Brig. Gen. Wallace Graham, White House physician, and asked: "Doc, can I have a piece of that good chocolate cake?" "No, sir," replied Dr. Graham strongly, "you can't, Mr. President." "That's all I wanted to hear," retorted the President as he boldly reached for a big piece of cake. "I'll see you at 5 o'clock," warned the White House physician, referring to the President's exercise period. Truman started talking to his guest, Senator McFarland, ate a few crumbs of the delicious cake. Despite his braggadocio, he took Graham's warning seriously. Big Tax Loophole Congressman Walter Lynch of New York bluntly informed the big life insurance companies at a closed-door session of a ways and means subcommittee last week that the gravy train they have been riding for the last three years had reached the end of the line. A loophole in the tax laws, enabling the companies to escape billions of dollars of income taxes, is going to be closed. Furthermore, Lynch warned the insurance executives that they might as well quit protesting about paying up retroactive taxes. "These obligations due the government are going to be collected one way or another—and I mean retroactively," Lynch served notice at a closed-door meeting. "The honeymoon is over." He offered the insurance tycoons either of two alternatives: 1. A "stopgap" bill pending revision of the tax laws, requiring the companies to pay taxes on all above 92 per cent of their income from investments for the years 1948 and 1949. (Under a tax law formula written in 1942, tax exemptions on investment income have amounted to 100 percent in the last three years.) 2. If the companies don't want to make retroactive payments for two years under this bill — already introduced by Ways and Means Chairman Bob Doughton of North Carolina—Lynch proposed that they pay up for all three years (1947, 1948 and 1949) under a so-called "average valuation" formula. STAY BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE THEt STAY Clean Our_ blinds custom made) withinew'FLEXALUM' spring tempered slats and 'vinyl plastic tape . .-. actually shed dust.-.-. wipe<Iean with) a flick of a doth. Won't fade; Keep theirlovely newness for; years and years., See them in the latest decorator'colbrfr, SAFFRAN'S BOSTON STORE 70 Church St. — Phone 5856 The robin is the state bird of Michigan, Virginia and Wisconsin. What's Doing In Naugatuck Tuesday, Nov. 1 Kennedy Circle, Daughters of Isabella, Installation of 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, Nov. 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. Card party, bingo, Ladies' auxiliary of O'usader post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Home, Rubber avenue, 8 p. m. Friday, Nov. 4 Rummage sale, sponsored by Ladies' Aid society of Immanuel Lutheran church in Racke's garage. 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, 8:15 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 Monthly meeting of public welfare board, town hall, 8 p. m. Naugatuck Woman's club musicale, American Legion Home, 3 p. m. Red Cross H(5me 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 Naugatuck 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 flor 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 Church Helpers annual fall fair, St. Michael's parish house, dessert- bridge, 2 p. m. American Home department of Naugatuck Woman's club meeting at home of Mrs. Robert Fenn, 8 p. m. Card party, sponsored by Ladies' auxiliary of Naugatuck American Legion, No. 17, Legion Home, Cedar street, 8 p. m. Friday, 3N«v. 11 Church Helpers annual fall fair, St. Michael's parish house. . Monday, Nov. 14 Union City Community Club card party at 8 p. m., Polish National Church hall. Naugatuck Junior Woman's club meeting, American Legion Home, 8 p. m. Naugatuck Woman's club Junior- ettes meeting, American Legion Home, 7:30 p. m. Tuesday Nov. 15 Playmakers present Heaven Can Wait St. Michael's parish house, 8:30 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 Card party, St. Mary's Altar society. Playmakers present Heaven Can Wait, St. Michael's parish house, 8:30 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 17 Annual fair, sponsored by Evangeline Circle, Salem Lutheran Church hall, starts at noon; fried chicken dinner, 5 p. m. Music department of Naugatuck Woman's, club meet at home of Mrs. George Carroll, 8 p. m. Monthly meeting of board of park commissioners, town hall, 4 p. m. Friday, Nov. 18 Food sale, sponsored by Naugatuck branch, Connecticut Council of Catholic Women, Brennan's store, Church street, 10 a. m. Monday, Nov. 21 Naugatuck Woman's club meeting, American Legion Home, 3 p. in. Monday Nov. 28 Naugatuck Woman's club 1 Junior- ettes meeting, Legion Tome, 7:30 p. m. SMART — RACY — STREAMLINED NEWEST 1950 MODEL GENUINE COLUMBIA BICYCLES BEST LOOKING BIKES IN TOWN FOR BOYS AND GIRLS OF ALL AGES — ALL SIZES SELECT EARLY — FOR BEST CHOICE USE OUR XMAS CLUB LAY-AWAY PLAN PAY AS LITTLE AS $1 A WEEK Lincoln ( f ) fiore 61 WEST MAIM ST. BOLIVIA PRESIDENT TAKES OATH WITH INTERNAL AFFAIRS brought Into a semblance of order following an unsuccessful Rightist-Communist rebellion, Bolivia calms down politically and swears in a new President. Republican-Socialist leader Mamerto Umologoitia (arrow) is shown delivering his inauguration address before Congress, meeting in La Paz. the de facto capital. (International) Fire Alarm System Needed In Plymouth Plymouth, Nov. 1—(UP)—Plymouth officials are wondering if perhaps they should do something about their fire-alarm system. The town's siren failed to go off, forcing a fire official to hitch-hike a ride to the station to sound the alarm. Despite the delay the blaze, a minor one, was doused before it had caused much damage. Six weeks ago, the signal devise also broke down. Beardsley Guest Of Local Rotary District Governor Harry J. Beardsley of Waterbury will make his official visit to the Naugatuck Rotary Club tomorrow noon at the weekly luncheun meeting to be held in Ihe YMCA at 12:15 o'clock. Mr. Beardsley is governor of the 292nd district 'and he will speak on activities of the. .district. Committee .chairnien will submit actv- ity reports of the local club since July,, and plins for he remainder of the club's fscal year. Violinist Opens Study Club Series Stuart Canin, extraordinarily gifted young violinist who will open this season's concert-lecture series sponsored by the Women's Study Club, has substituted upon three occasions for Jascha Heifetz when that great master of the violin became ill during a European tour in 1945. Mr. Canlh, who will give his concert-recital Friday evening in the Congregational Church on the Green, told his interesting experience to Mrs. Jesse F. Davis, chairman, as follows, "In May, 1945, just after the war, I Was sent to Paris from Germany. One evening as I was having supper in the company mess hall, an urgent call from Rheims came In for my commanding officer, asking him if he had a violinist in the Special Service Company who could possibly play a cjncert that very evening in Rheim?. ''He asked me if I wouM play even though I had hardly touched my violin in six months. I agreed to give the concert, and my commanding officer arranged for a plane to transport us. from the Paris airport to Rheims. It took us an hour and a half to arrive at our destination, and only when we arrived did. I realize that it had been by first airplane trip. "When we arrived at the opera house to play, I received a second EVERY THIRD POUND OF RUBBER IN THE WORLD CONTAINS OUR CHEMICALS. Naugatuck Chemical DIVISION OF UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY '' Serving Through Science'' STUART" CANIN shock. The person whosj place I was to take was a man by the name of Heifetz. He had been in Europe for a few months giving concerts for GI's, and had been taken ill that evening. The concert was given for 1,500 soldiers. The next day I was driven to Verdun, where 1 played two more of Heifetz'* concerto. Mr. Canin baa expressed hU pleasure in being inviUd to appear in Naugatuck under the aiu- pices of the Women-* Study Club. It IB expected that he will present a varied program, and that he will be generous with hi* encore*. Junior Police To Receive New Belts Members of the Naugatuck Junior Police Corps meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Tuttle Uusie Shed •according to CommUffoner Theodore Klltnasxewski. 8*f«ly belts will be dictribuUd to new members and lectures will be given on safety m«a*ures.. Volunteer* will also be sought to aid at the J2nd annual children's party bf the N»u- gatuck Aerie of Eagles. OAE8AB KUTZOWBD 1* BBBNyANOT. TKL. tTW Full I»nra*K» Omn«» UNION CITY COMMUNITY CLUB versus NAUGATUCK COMMUNITY CLUB on COMMUNITY QUIZ Wed., Nov. 2 over WATE at 7:30 P. M. Broadcast From Our Second Floor Tickets are obtainable at our main floor lending library. The EVERYBODY PLAY GAME and ttoe COMMUNITY QUIZ JACKPOT winners are •elected from the (tore audience, so why not attend and chare In- fun. and prize*? 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