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s— XAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.). F1UBAY. NOV. 1. 1MI) DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY--GO-ROU N D Drew Pearson Says: Basic Issue Faced By Sec. Matthews Is Civilian Control Of Navy; Under Frank Knox The Admirals Ran Their Own Affairs; Admirals never Forgave Forrestal For Favoring Unification. 'ED. NOTE—This is the second column in the Merry ;: Go-Hound series on the background of the Navy row.) Washington—What Secretary of the Navy Matthews is up against in the demotion of Adm Louis Denfc-M is not Denfeld's testimony tx-fore Congress, but the basic question of whether the Navy Department is to be run by a civilian. E.xcapt for stubborn old Jo-. S'.'-phUH Daniels, who was thoroughly hated by the admirals, and Charles Edison, who was finally eased out by the admirals, there has been no Secretary of the Navy in the last 50 yeans who has really dorninated the Navy Department. In a previous column it was shown how Secretary of tbe Navy Frank Knox was consta«Uy short- circuited or ignored by ' the admirals. One thing that upset Knox was the terrible submarine' tragedy and the Navy's inability to cope with it during- the first year of the war. In World War I not a single American soldier was lost from submarine attack while crossing the Atlantic. In World War II the death toll was so great that it was kept a strict military secret, and only afterward was it known that 4.400 American troops needlessly drowned. And this did not Jn- clude merchant seamen In addition, the sinking of merchant vessels even one year after Pearl Harbor hit the sickening total of 1,000,000 tons per month Nazi U-boats lurked along the American coast with brazen effrontery; (prowled near the beaches of Atlantic City, Jacksonville and Miami. Despite the secrecy, the American public knew that something , ..„ „,,<;„ L , ml something Murray spearheaded the move to was wrong with the Navy's de- oust tne United Electrical Work- fenses. But few pepole ever knew ers frorn the QO. Maritime Commission would use it independently. That was how the most important anti-.submarine device of the entire war came into being. It illustrates what Prank Knox svas up against in his struggle to run a department where the admirals kept him in the dark, ignored him or went over his head to the White House. Forrestal Got Wise At the time Knox died, the admirals made it a practice to meet, in formal session show him a few routine cables, then adjourn. Later they handled the really important war cables which Knox never knew existed. When James Forrestal became Secretary of the Navy, his former aido, Capt. John Gingrich, tipped him off to this practice, suggested that Forrestal go up to the communications room and look over the other telegrams the admirals held out on htai . ,^This Forresital did. Simultaneously, Captain Gingrich' got disciplined. The top brass relegated him to the innocuous -job of chief of personnel at Miami, Fla., where he could not Up off the Secretary of the Navy any .more. Hartford UE Local 9 Supports Murray Hartford, Nov. 4—(UP)—The business agent of a Hartford United Electrical Workers Local representing- some 350 workers says union officers are "one-hundred per bent behind Phil Murray. what went on inside. Secretary Knox stormed cajoled and pleaded. But he could not quickly surmount the mistake the admirals made in concentrcliinc on hi- battleships at tho expense or the unglamorous escort vessel Nor could he quickly remedy the • act that no provision had been made for enough sonic or listening ' t0 U3 ° Another trouble was that the 2»avy had plans for nine different types of escort vessels, and the Ot deClde Which Finally it took a civilian, Charles . Wilson, head of the War Production Board, to settle the ques- m e T^ 6 ! 1 " NaVaI A'-'hitect m F. Gtbbs, who recommend- Harold Burt of Local 289 said the stand of the executive board will be put before a menKibership meeting- for ratification; He said the local will leave the U-E and join the new CIO JnternationaJ for Electrical Workers. , For Sound Dollar -r But this was not don e until al m nnk 0ne i" e ™ after Pearl Hart *» nuke „, Windsor Intervenes The admuils were also urg-ed to borrow- submarine eifjterts lfr om he British, who had gone throurf two years of fiphting Nazi su b, ' How JUSt ab ° U - had thein licked However, only one British nava officer was invited to advise th American Navy. Subsequently the Duke of Wind sor and Fred Searles of the Wa. Shipp.ng Administration stepped n to. persuade the Navy to adopt tne protective device which u mately dcfeated the ^^ oJ^ T 106 ' inve "ted by Lieut Commander Carl Herluf Holm a ?er mS *o?T America " naval ofl£ cer, grot bossed- down between 'three Navy bureaus, all rivals- Naval Ordnance Laboratory Bureau of Ships, and Bureau of Ord- nanc.. Betweef, them, the inven- years — while American ships and lives were being sent da.y to. the bottom of the s!a It wa.3 Fred Searles, who learn •ng_ of the invention from th^ Duke, warned the admirals that >f they did not iimr^inf.,,,, ..„ ' — not — this anti-submarine BUCKMILLEl Fcneral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 DISCUSSES OUSTING OF TWO CZECHS CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S AMBASSADOR to the U. S., Dr. Vladimir Outrata (right) is interviewed by newsmen as he leaves the State Department in Washington. He had called on Undersecretary of State James E. Webb to seek an explanation on the demand for the ouster of two Czech diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of two United States Embassy attaches from Prneue. and the arrest of a third. ( International) W. Randolph Burgess ADDRESSING the annual convention of the American Bankers Association in San Francisco is W. Randolph Burgess, a - National City Bank of New York official. He said that the U. S. owes it to the world to continue its foreign aid, follow liberal trade policies and keep the dollar sound. (International) Notice I'KOMATE NOTICE District of NuuKutuck; ss. Probate Court. Nov. 3. A.D. I94S ESTATE ol Franklin J. J_,enry. late ol NnuKatuck, in .said District, deceased. Thr- .".rtmlnifitrntrlx havinc exhibited u;r account with Hald e.state to thiH Court (or allowance, and made application lor an order of dlHtrlbutlun of sair] estate. H is ORDERED, that the IGth flny ol November. A.D.. 1949. at 2 o clock. In the ilternopn. standard time, at the Probate Office in Naueatuck. be and the same s. ntiKiKned (or a hearing on the allowance of said account, ami application .nd tho Court directs the iidmlnlstra- rix to Rive notice thereof, by iiubliHhr nK this order in some newspaper lia\'- ns a circulation in said District, and >y leavint with, or by malllns in let- er.s addresser] to each of the persons nterested. .and residing -without tlie Prnbate District of Naueatuck. a copy if this orfler. all at least 4 days before ; ald day of hearing and return to this Attest. ANN N. UNDERHJT/U I Clerk. OPEN TONIGHT UNTIL 845! 191-199 CHURCH STREET NAUGATUCK Store Open Dally Monday thru Saturday, 9:30 to 5:45 • ' •' •---..... __ Money Talks American Mint Officials Cut Coinage To By T. K. HAMMER, Librarian American Numismatic Assn. America's mint officials have reduced coinage to an exact science. This is a big s'tep from the day in 1792 when crude dimes and half dimes were minted on a hand press, marking the inauguration of United States coinage. The Philadelphia mint can — and often does — make more silver and brohze coins in a day than once were struck in an entire year. Delicate scales, the electric eye, human efficiency and modern presses make it possible to issue coins :hat are virtually perfect; and that compare favorably with ancient reek specimens artistically. These factors make it virtually impossible Tor a coin that is too light, too heavy, or otherwise imperfect to ret out of the mint. So scarce are such imperfect :oins, that when one does show up, collectors arc willing to pay from 10 to 1,000 times its face value for it. A container that holds many thousand coins is placed on scales so sensitive that they record removal of just one specimen. Coins are counted by machines for storage or for shipment to banks. Trained men and women see that blanks are fed into the presses that stamp the coins — other •workers sort out the rejects so rap- idly it Is impossible to keep-'up with their deft fingers. Such rejects are melted again and then start another trip through the mint. \ This journey bogins underground where metal is melted and made into ingots; ingots are rolled into strips from which the blanks arc punched. Legion Commander Reports Threats Against Daughter <By United Press) Tho national commander of the American Legion say* he's, been fretting unsigned loiters threatening his baby daughter. The Legion chief, George Craig, saya he doesn't put much jtock in the threats. A friend says Craig believes they developed out of his outspoken fight against communism. ' In Brazil, Indiana, where Craig was honored yesterday, state troopers were ordered to guard his four- months-old daughter while the Legion Commander and his wife attended the ceremonies. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Friday, Nov. 4 Teaching Mission, St. Michael's Episcopal church, 8 p. m. Rummage sale, sponsored by Ladies' Aid society of Immanuel Lutheran church in store next to Alcazar theater on North Main street. 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 Ladles' Aid Society of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7 p. m. I 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 Mooting of the West Side Community club. Hop Brook school auditorium, 8 p. m. Monthly meeting of public welfare board, town hall, 8 p. m. Naugatuck Woman's club musl- cale, American Legion Home, 3 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursing course, Tuttlu School, 8 p. m. Meeting of committee arranging for Montanari-Rado post auxiliary, Harvest Ho>p, 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 Salem school PTA meeting, school auditorium, 8 p. m . Regular meeting, Hop Brook school Parent-Teacher association, school auditorium, 8 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, 8 p. m. Testimonial dinner Hor 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 Father-and-son night Central avenue school PTA, at the school, 8 p. m. Church Helpers annual fall fair, St. Michael's parish house, dessert- bridge, 2 p. m. American Home department ol Naugatuck Woman's club meeting at home of Mrs. Robert Fenn, 8 m; Card party, sponsored by Ladies' auxiliary of Naugatuck Am«r- can Legion, No. 17, Legion Home, ~>dar street, 8 p. m. Friday, Tuwv. 1 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 Junlor- ottes meeting-, American Legion Homp, 7:30 p, m. Tuesday Nov. 18 Card party sponsored by Hop Brook school Parent-Teacher association, school auditorium, 8 p. m. Playmakera present Heaven Can Walt St. Michael's parish house, 8:30 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 Card party, St. Mary's Altar society. Playmakers present Heaven Can Walt, St. Michael's parish house 8:30 p. m. Thursday, Nov. IT Annual meeting and election of directors of the Naugatuck Chapter, American Red Cross, Tuttle Music Shed, 8 p. m. 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 ball, 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 meet- Ing, American Legion Home, 3 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 Annual firemen's ball. Saturday, Nov. 26 First annual parade of quartets, sponsored by Naugatuck chapter of barbershlp singers, high school auditorium, 8 p. m. Monday Nov. 28 Naugatuck Woman's club' Junlor- ettes meeting, Legion Tome, 7:30 p. m. Naugatuck Junior Woman's club pot-luck supper, meeting, Methodist church hall. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Meeting of Naugatuck Council of Catholic Women, St. Francis' church hall, 8 p. m. Thomastom Driver Not Responsible In Death Of Child Winsted, Nov. —(UOP)—A Thorn-? aston man has been cleared of j criminal negligence charges in * Connecticut with the highway death of an 18-months-old child. * Linda Lee Gangloff was killed September 10 when she was hit by a truck. The operator of the vehicle who was exonerated in a coroner's report was Cashnir U Buszak. Coroner Jonathan F. Ells said the child was in front of ''Duszak's ice truck and hidden from view He concluded that the driver had no reason to .anticipate the presence of the child in front of hli truck when he. started the ma chine. Waste Paper Drive Scheduled Sunday By Marine League A borough-wide paper drive will be conducted Sunday by the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps League, it was announced today by Robert F. Miller, commandant. Members of the detachment will canvass the cntira borough to pick up paper. Residents have been asked by Commandant Miller to tie their papers in bundles and leave them on the sidewalks in front of their homes. Canvassers will meet in front of the Odd Fellows building, on Maple street, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Final plans for the detachment's ball, in observance of the 174th anniversary of the founding of the U. S. Marine Corps were discussed. The affair is slated for Saturday evening, Nov. 12, in Odd Fellows hall. Music will be provided by Greg Phelan's orchestra. Highlight of the affair will be the cutting of a huge birthday cake by Commandant Miller and Mrs Mildred Wooster, president of the Ladies auxiliary. Preliminary plans for the 4etach- ment's annual New Year's Eve Ball were also discussed. Leo Magas was named chairman of the arrangements committee. Further plans will be announced as they develop. Christmas Seal Sales Not Yet Authorized Mrs, Clarence S. Austin, chairman of the Naugatuck branch of the Tuberculosis League of Waterbury, said today that there are unconfirmed reports of borough children selling Christmas Seals. No authorization has been given for these sales, she said. The 1949 seals are not yet available. They will,be mailed to borough residents starting Nov. 21 and the only other distribution point will be at a booth to be set up in the Naugatuck National Bank. School children will not handle seal sales this year, according to Mrs. Austin SCULLY, Florist tower* for Every OOOMIOD 4M BALDWIN ST. WaterUnry UBO T. HCtnLLY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 6-7280 Compass Explained To Troop 9 Scouts DemonHtrutions on the use of tho compnsH were given members of Troop 9, Boy Scouts, Beacon Vsl- Icy Grange, by Rohert Holdsworth, assistant scoulmaster, at a meeting Wednesday night in the Grange Hall. Scouts were also given Instructions in map reading and measuring distances. After the business session. Scouts plnyed "steal the bacon", with the meeting closing nt 9:30 o'clock. Realty Transactions Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John has filed the following papers for record In his office. Warranty Deeds Kenneth L., and Bcrniece J. Walters to Ethel A. Johnson, property on North Hoadley street. Mildred C. Knoth to Joseph A.. and Ro.=>e Marie Mariano, property on Bradley street. Administrator'* Deed Estate lit P*aymond M. Jenninga to Joseph A., and Rose Marie Mariano, property on Bradley street. Mortgage Derd Ethel A., and John I. Johnson to the Lomas and Nettleton Co, property on North Hoadley street Assignment of Mortgage The Lomas and Nettleton Co., to the Metropolitan Insurance Co property of Ethel A., and John 1. Johnson on North Hoadley street. Mortgage Release First Federal Savings and Loan association of New Haven to K«p- nethL., and Berniece J. Walters. FLOWERS 'or All OooukiM FLOWERS "gJEQMAfmm MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP IM RCBBER AVKNtV T«L BUS Fainter — Decorator l» BBENNAN ST. 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