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r.\GK 2— XAUGATtfCK NEWS (CONN.), WBI>NE8I>AY, NOV. Z, 1MO DREW PEARSON ON "fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Navy Has Been Building Up To Big Letdown Over 50-Year Period; Admirals Have Long Resented Interference; Bloomed Under Roosevelt And Big-Business Influence. Washington.—To understand why Secretary of the Navy MatthewH had to discipline Adm. Louis Dcn- feld- whom this column has consistently praised—you have to understand what has gone on in the navy for a long period of time. Over the 50-year period beginning- with Teddy Roosevelt, the admirals have led almost a. charmed life. They had behind them the personal glamour and publicity that radiated from those two dynamic presidents—Teddy and FDR—plus the secret but powerful support of Bethlehem Steel, U. S. Steel. Westing- hou.ie Electric and other big corporations whose business flourished from building battleships. Thet only two presidents who bucked the navy in that period— Coolidge and Hoover—faced an admirals' revolt not unlike that of today, aided and abetted by the big- steel and ship-building companies. Greatest heyday of the admirals came under Franklin Roosevelt. They have never got over this, and Secretary Matthews is now reaping the consequences. FDR appointed as his secretary of the Navy Claude Swanson. a-delightful and aging ex-senator from Virginia who knew little about the navy. Swanson died in office after letting Roosevelt and the admirals run the show. His successor was Charles Edison, son of the late great inventor. Thomas A. Edison. Kdison Knew the Navy The new secretary had operated a big industrial firm, understood construction technicalities, and immediately got in the admirals'hair. By this time. FDR thad diverted a good many hundreds of millions from Public Works Administration funds to build warships. And, although Congress howled, this was probably a good thing—in view of impending war. Certainly it would have besn a good thing if the admirals had not insisted on building so many battleships but had built a few more escort vessels and antisubmarine craft. ThU was where Secretary Edison and the top Navy brass had their first big clash. Edison went out to Pearl Harbor and dared to criticize. He told the admirals that duty at Pearl Harbor did not i Espotahs Ho Nnty T«»l« . T«bl«t Form . E.iy to Tafc* FLOWERS All Occasion* mean spending all the time on the beuoh Hi Wuiklki, and that the first thing they had to do was go-*, their fuel-tanks underground. He reminded them that Pearl Harbor might be attacked and the.se tanks made beautiful targets. Even snore inrportajitl Edison told the admirals to clear off the superstructure of their batUe- shilps. The next war, he said, would be an air war; and battleships would have to fire straight up in the air, not broadside. Therefore, they couldn't be in the position of firing at their own crow's nests. The superstructures would have to comn down. Top-Heavy Destroyer About this time, Edison also caught the admirals lousing up the new destroyers. built with PWA funds. He found that out of 28 new destroyers, 20 were so top- heavy that extra weight had to be added to the keels to keep them from turning turtle in the water. In addition, the deck plates on three deeftroytera ibuckl'jed in only a "moderately rolling sea." iFurthermorc, because the Navy -still insisted on using rivets, millions of defective rivets had to be replaced. Edison not only discovered these facts but also learned that three of the iprivate shipyards building the destroyers feared the center of gravity was too high and warned the admirals in advance They even offered to siib- mit the center-of-gravity tests to Gibbs and Cox, expert ship-design agents. But the admirals refused. Secretary Edison also discovered that these rumors were chiefly due to the fact that the chief of naval construction, Adm. William G. Dubose, was at loggerheads with Adm. Harold G. Bowen, the chief of naval engineer- in. S<, he shifted them both Edison Eased Out By this time the top brass who had been running- the Navy De- •part'ment in the past were really seething. And they took their complaint to their best friend- Franklin D.. Roosevelt, who, ever since he had been assistant secretary or the Navy, believed the admirals could do no wrong. So FDR called in Charley Edison, told him the Democratic party needed a good man to run for governor of New Jersey and that he, Edison, was just the man. Furthermore, Roosevelt said he needed a Republican in the cabinet to further his bipartisan war policy. FIX>WEBS TELEGRAPHED EVEBYWHEBE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 120 RUBBEU AVENUE ItL BZ» BUCKMILLER Funeral Home Local 218 Meeting Tuesday Evening Members of Local 218, United Rubber Workers of the Naupatuck Chemical will meet next Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock in Union Headquarters to vote on amendments to present by-laws, it was announced today by David Davidson secretary. President Frank Lynch I now attending wage and pension negotiating meetings with the company in New York City, is expected to preside. EARLY LUMBER MILL First American lumber mill was established in 1608. 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 Your Old Living Room Suite Made Beautiful - Modern Rebuilt Like New! OUB. GIFT TO YOU! 6-Way Floor Lamp Given With Every Reupholstering order. Sofa and Choice of Chair 49. $1.00 Weekly! If You Can't Come In, Fhone 4-1735 . . or Write! Our experts will reglue, repair and replace broken springs . . add new filling and reenforce webbing. Choose from the largest selection of fabrics in I New England. Staff Watches Preparation Of "Garnet Glimpses" The staff of "Garnet Glimpses," all members of th<? senior class at JVuiigatuck High school are shown above as they watched the year's, first edition of ths school's monthly pa B «> being *pt In the romnn.lV.? ~™«°. f thC NE , WS P ' ant " " G " m " se «" aPP^rcd In Monday's edition J th^NEWS TnomaDo^oToT ho NEWS' composing room staff, is shown setting type in the pa B c us th» students watch, lumbers of the staff shown above are, first row, left to right: Barbara Raytkwlch. Ann CirilJo Magretto DeeS^ Virginia Canaperi. Second row left to right: Judy Klernan, Helen Schiller, Jean Bcauregard Gerafd Corncllo DIMarla and Kenneth Clymcr. ' ** erara HRDLEYS Grand St. at Canal Waterbury A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Wednesday, Nov. 2 Teaching Mission, St, Michael's Episcopal church. 8 p. m. Monthly meeting of Aid Society in Congregational parish house. St. Mary's Altar soctety annual Halloween party, 8 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttle school, 8 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Teaching Mission, St. Michael's Episcopal church, 8 p. m. 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 Crusader post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Home, Rubber avenue, 8 p. m. Friday, Nov. 4 Teaching Mission, St. Michael's Episcopal church, 8 p. m. Rummage sale, sponsored by La- dles'Aid society of Immanuel Lutheran church in stort! next to Alcazar theater on North Main street. Annual luncheon, Sarah Rogers chapter, DAR, Salum Lutheran Church hall, 1:30 p. m. First concert in Woman's Study Club concert-lecture series, Congregational Church, 8:15 p. m. Christmas Pair, sponsored by Ladles' Aid Society of St. Paul's Lutheran Churc'h, 7 p. m. Annual Methodist Church Fair, 1 p. m. Dessert-bridge 2 p, m.' Movies shown both daya at 4 p. tn. for children. Monday, Nov. 7 Monthly meeting of public welfare board, town hall, 8 p. m. Nauffutuck Woman's club miiHi- iUr;, American Legion Home, 3 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursing course Tuttle School, 8 p. m. Meeting of committee arranfflri£ for Montanari-Rado post auxiliary, Harvest Hop, in Cristoforo Columbo hall, 8 p. m. What's Doing In Naugatuck Tuesday, Nov. 8 Junior Chamber of Commerce supper-meeting, 0:15 o'clock, Annenberg's Restaurant. Wednesday, Nov. D Regular meeting, Hop Brook school Parent-Teacher association, school auditorium, S p. m. 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, g p. m. Testimonial dinner flor Q. P. Rodenbach, e p. m., Salem Lutheran parish hall. Regular meeting, St. Mary's Altar society .church hall, 8 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 10 Father-and-Hon night Central avenue school PTA, at the school, 8 p. m. Church Helpers annual fall fa*r, 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, JNwv. 11 Church HnlpcrH 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- nttes meeting, American Logion Home, 7:30 p. m. Tunsday Nov. 15 Curd party sponsored by Hop Brook school Parent-Teacher as- Hoclatlon, school auditorium. 8 p. m. Playmakcrs present Heavun 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 Michael'i) pariah house, Wait, St. 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. J8 Food sale, sponsored by Nau- Katuck branch, Connecticut Council of Catholic Women, Brennan's store, Church street, 10 a. m. Monday, Nov. 21 Naugatuck Woman's club meet- Ing, American Legion Home, 3 p. m. Monday <Nov. 28 Naugatuck Woman's club Junior- cites meeting, Legion Tomo, 7:30 p. m. Naugatunlt Junior Woman's club pot-luck suppnr, meeting, Mcthod- Iwt church hall. American Legion Meeting Tonight A regular meeting of Post No. 17, American Legion, will be held this evening at 8 o'clock in the Legion Memorial Home, on Cedar street, it was announced today l>y Commander Charles Clark. Following the business meeting, three films will be shown, Commander Clark said. They are, the First. Marine Division's Invasion of Capn GlouHtcr, Piper Cubs directing artillery fire and the rescue of a stranded liberty whip by B-24's. SCULLY, Florist Flowers for Every Occasion 480 BALDWIN ST. Waterl/ury I.EO T. SCCTJLY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 6-7280 Z PIECE STERLING SILVER STEAK SET STERLING SILVER SALT AND I'EPPEB SHAKERS PATTERN COURTSIIII STERLING SILVER COMPOTE. HEIGHT 0" WILD ROSE PATTERN STERLING SILVER HURRICANE LAMP, HEIGHT ll>" COURTSHIP PATTERN STERLING SILVER MAYONNAISE BOWL, HEIGHT Z'W DIAMETER tmber ? M H , TS INVITED: I" Addition to the customary 30-day charge account, Michaels inv.tes divided payments in small'weekly or monthly accounts Michaels makes available, at no added cost, the lowest terms offered by fine jewelers anywhere. r JEWELERS . . . SILVERSMITHS SINCE 1900 68 BANK STREET ... AT CENTER ST., WATERBURY OPEN! THURSDAY UNTIL 8:45 Railroad Extends Pickup, Delivery Service Charges Charges of from 10 cents to 30 cents per hundred pounds for pickup and delivery of less-than-carload freight packaged will be assessed commencing on Nov. 5, it was announced today by the New Haven Railroad and the Boston and Maine Railroad. The charges are based, the joint announcement of the two roads stated, on tho amount paid to local truckmen for the local pickups and deliveries of less-than-carload freight. The maximum amount of 30 cents per hundred pounds will be charged in Boston and New York, the road's statement read, with lesser charges at various other points. Permission to make the charges has been received from the Interstate Commerce Commisison, the road's announcement stated. The announcement also stated that "allowances to shippers who make their own pickups and deliveries of less-than-carload packages will be discontinued at the same time." The announcement does not affect Naugatuck as there Is no pickup and delivery service here. The service was discontinued last November, in accordance with permission granted the New Haven railroad by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Local factories and merchandising establishments provide their own pickup and delivery of freight coming In and being sent from the Naugatuck freight station. Service For Vets Report Indicates Increase In Cases Caaes handled by the Naugatuck Service for Veterans office numbered 146 last month, it was announced today by Mrs. Donald C. Wood, office administrator. They are as follows: World War II veterans* 124, departments of World War II vets, four; World War I veterans, 15; dependents of World War I vela, one; civilians, one rind servicemen, one. Mrs.'Wood reported that 17 new cases were handled, 170 telephone calls received, 53 pieces of Incoming mall received and 94 pieces of mall dispatched. A total of 144 interviews were granted, an Increase of 13 percent over September and 13 percent over October of 1948. AIAVAYS POISON Rattlesnakes arc dangerous from the moment of their birth. Father, Son Night Arranged By Central Avenue PTA Group The Central Avenue School Parent-Teacher Association will hold a father-and-son night, at its next meeting, Thursday night, Nov. 10. at 8 o'clock at the school. Arrangements for the event are in charge of Mrs. Mahlon Sears. Mothers are also Invited. School fathers may bring .1 son, nephew, :>r thr- son of a friend, who attends '.he school. There will be movies ind other entertainment. A short business meeting will be lield. Refreshments will be served by Mrs. William T. Benson and her committee. Teaching Mission Opens Tonight The Rov. Julien Gunn, O. H. C, will begin a Teaching Mission tonight at 8 o'clock In St.-Michael's Episcopal church. The mission will continue tomorrow and Friday evenings. The Teaching Mission is for the purpose of informing Christians, deepening the understanding of the faith, clear up many questions and give faith that is both practical and.applicable.. The Rev. Gunn will deal with the fundamentals of faith in an informal and straightforward manner. The public la invited to attend. Realty Transactions The following: papers have been filed for record In the office of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John: Wftnuaty Deed* Francis and Angellne Mariano to Henry C., and Margaret M. Lo- vlne. property on Forest street. Magdalen Arnotavlcxius to Raymond J.. and Edith J.Arnold, property on Horton Hill road. Magdalen Arnotavlczlus to Arthur J., and Myrtle M. Birch, prop! crty on Horton Hill road. Joseph, Howard and Harriet Frlck to Edward J., and Hazel D. Aurisch. property on Field ntr«et. Mortgage Demto Walter and Bertha M. Manic* to Naugatuck Savings Bank, property on Lewis street. Frank and Pasqua San Angelo to Naugatuck National Bank, property on South Main street. Le»*e Norman and Delores Benson to William Fort, property on New Haven road. Mortgage B*4t*mt* The Brockvay Co., to T. F. Butterfield, Inc. Naugatuck Savings Bank to Walter and Bertha M. Manlei. Pletro and Carmela Rotator! to Frank and Pagqua San Angelo. Louis N. Leopold to C. Bteve Vangor. Naugatuck Saving* Bank to Qino J., and Helen FabriM. CABBAR ralnt*r ~ U BBBNNAN 8*. TCU Full Ia«q NOTICE Our Ford Sales Room is open evenings until 9 o'clock Monday Through Friday | The Naugatuck Fuel Co. 87 CHURCH BT. _ NAUOATUCK expensive rich textured broadcloth at an inexpensive 39.95 A most important coat with all the fine detail of a high priced coat. . . in 100% wool broadcloth . . . styled with a graceful gore back . . . black, green, grey or wine. 10 to 18. — SECOND FLOOR 33-35 EAST MAIN ST., WATERBURY PHONE

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