Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on November 7, 1949 · Page 2
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 2

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, November 7, 1949
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J'AGE a—NAl-GATUCK NEWS (CONN.), MONDAY, NOV. 7, 1»4(» Refuses to Comment DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Air Admirals Long- Fought Battleship Admirals, Now They Fight Unification; Cfirriers Took Unmerciful Punishment From Jap Suicide Planes; Lack Of Unification Nearly Lost Battle Of Leyte. • Ed. Note—This is the third in rrew Pearson's series on Army- Navy unification). Washington—It's easy to understand why the air admirals are boilinR mad at unification. To some extent you hav«s to sympathize -.vith thorn. What they can't forget is that for years the Navy's airmen had to fifrht the battleship admiralu and now. just as the airplane carrier has come into its own, they find themselves stymied by unification. The admirals who put up thU long running-fight with the old- fashioned battleship admirals include such brilliant officers as Gerald Began, Arthur Radford, L. T. Sprague and Jack Towers, now retired. Thirty years ago, just cut of Annapolis, they went into the relatively new naval aviation as fliers and worked up to the top. They were convinced that the future of the Navy lay in the air. They had the courage to believe this even at a time when most of the admirals swore that nothing could ever sink a battleship. During the recent campaign in the Pacific. Admiral Sprague had the experience of commanding Carrier Squadron 22 with several other higher ranking admirals taking- orders from him. Because - operating carriers in battle formation, with their network of protecting airplanes and destroyers, is such a skilled job, Sprague, a. junior, •was in command. When the squad ron put into Pearl Harbor or an> other base, the senior admirals, untrained in carrier battle formation then took over. \Vi!h the war over and the battleship being laid up in mothballs, naval aviation at long last appeared about to achieve full recognition. Whereupon Congress passed the unification act, and with it, the chief air responsiblty went to the Ar Force. No wonder the air admirals are indignant- Naval Carriers' Heroism The full story of the Navy's airplane carriers was one of the most heroic of the war, and the heroism was even greater because of serious defect discovered in the carriers after the Navy had built most of them. This defect—like most of the Navy's trouble—was due to faulty engineering and bad planning. Airplane-carrier designers had failed to take into consideration the possibility that decks were vulnerable and that once the deck of a carrier was torn up, no plane could take off. The Japs, however.^soon discovered this. The result was that suicide Jap fighter planes dived for the deck of carrier after carrier with deadly casualties. Entirely aside from the tragic loss of life so many carriers were put out of commission that they had to be sent all the way through the Panama Canal to the Atlantic coast for repairs. The West coast yards were too full. Okinawa losses At one time during the battle of Okinawa, virtually all of the Navy's earners were either en route back to the U. S. for repairs or en route to battle after being repaired The shipyards at Pearl Harbor 'were lull. The West coast yards were at capacity, and the East coast yards had to handle the overflow—despite the extra time necessary to carry the limping vessels through •*<• Panama Canal. one Jap suicide plane could Pm a carrier out of commission SCULLY, Florist ITower» for Every Occasion 480 BALDWIN ST. Waterbary' IEO T. SCCTXY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 5-7280 UNITED MINE Workers president John L. Lewis Is questioned by a reporter la Washington shortly after the O.M.W. leader and Federal Mediation Director Cyrus Ching conferred for two hours nn the coal strike. Lewis refused to comment on the meetina. 'International) Yale Professor Elected President Of State TB Group New Haven. Nov. 5—(U P)—A Yule UnivnrHlty professor him boon elected president of the Cnnnni !- icut TubereuloslB AmiocinUon. Dr. Charles C, Wilson is a. leader in the national school health field and has served on several national health and education committees. Other officers elected at the association's annual meeting in New Havon are: Treasurer, Henry F. Powers of Norwich; assistant treasurer, Joseph I. Limle of New Haven; vice-presidents, Dii Cole B. Gibson of Mcrlden and Mrs. Ralph D. Koency of Somerfwille, nncl HncnHury, Mrs. Gilbert Burford nt Middle!own. Mrs. William T. Colohan of New Britain was named to the executive i.ommiltee for two years. New members of the board of directors are Christen Wyrtzen of Bristol, Mrs. Retflmild P. Tracy of Meriden, Mrs. Thomas W. Bryant of Torrlngton, Miss Louisa E. Staebner of Willimantic, Mrs. Maurice Miller of Rockville and Dr. Maurice T. Root of West Hartford. Also Mrs. Theodore Burnham of Clinton, Mrs. Simon La Place of Deep River, Dr. Hugh B. Campbell of Norwich, Gerald Glngrat of Southington and Mrs. Thomas F. Baxter of Thomaston. Elected to the board of directors for one year were Mrs. Louise Lincoln Cady of Hartford and Mrs. O. K. Osmond of New London. for four to six months. The British, foreseeing this, equipped their carriers with armored decks. Toward the end of the war, new American carriers were also built with armored decks. But it took a long time for the Navy to wake up to its mistake. Experience in the Pacific proved that carriers were at their peak effectiveness in . making surprise raids on the enemy. If carriers had to stay in one place ,as at Okinawa, they suffered unmercifully'. But if they could sneak up on the Japanese mainland under cover of night, make their attack at dawn, and then retreat, their losses were much less. Battle Of Leyte Blunder It was the battle of Leyte, where carriers also played an important part, which convinced many Navy men that unification was necessary. The command in the battle of Leyte was divide* as follows. General. MacArthur commanded not only the Army but the western fleet under Adm. Tom Kincaid. It was Kincaid's job to protect the landing of MacArthur's troops The rest of the fleet was under Admiral Nimitz who had delegated the immediate command to Admiral Halsey. Halsey was supposed to keep Kincaid advised at all times of his movements, but not take orders from him. During the course of the battle, Halsey advised Admiral Kincaid that a squadron of Jap were coming toward the Philippines from the north, and away at X-time he would break from the chase. major battle and give FLOWERS For All Occuf tm» FtOWERS TELEGRAPHED MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP Ut KCBBEB A VENTJB TtL ESS BUCKMILL: Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 Mezzio's Offers: — Complete Brake Serrlee, Wheel AlKtm- went and Wfeeel BaUueteg, Front Ea4 Badhtor Bererse Ftashiag, MEZZIO'S 118 BITEB81PB DKITB. TEK, 497f Waterbury Resident Faces Superior Court Waterbury, Nav. 7—(UP) A 47- year-old Waterbury man faces a Superior Court trial on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and theft of an automobile. Theodore Konopka is accused of threatening an Ansonia woman with a hunting knife and attempting to drive away with her car. Social Security Payments In Area $120,000 A Month Old-age and survivors insurance payments are being received by 51,000 Connecticut residents at an annual rate of $14,000,000, according to Edward N. Mullarkey, manager of the Social Security Off'.c.e in Waterbury. Over 5,000 people in Waterbury area receive $120,000-8 month, or $1,440,000 yearly, as their share of the total. There are still some people who have failed to claim benefit payments that may be due to there under the Social Security Act. There are others who neglect to file their claims on time. The delay may result $25 or it may in a loss involve a of oniy loss oE $1,200 as happened in a recent CBSR in which the claimant waited four years to file his application. Old-age and survivors insurance payments cannot begin until an application has been filed with the Social Security Administration. Moreover, be made months. When a wage earner reaches age 65 he should get in ouch with the Social Security Office even though he plans to continue working. When a wage earner dies some member of the family should con- office as soon as con- The field office which back payments cannot for more than three tact that venlent. serves the Waterbury area is located in ing, 108 the Jones-Morgan Build- Bank street, Waterbury. West Side Community Club To Nominate A nominating committee will be appointed at this evening's meeting of the West Side Community Club, to present a slate of officers at the December meeting. The meeting will be held in Hop Brook School auditorium at S o'clock. President Malcolm Wilson will preside. Plans for the fall and win tier -will H.e cViscussed. Refresb 1 - ments wil be served under the chairmanship of Mrs. Georgu Hisert and Mrs. Harry Streeter. 18 TYPES OF OWLS About 200 varieties of owls inhabit the earth with 18 different kinds living in the U. S. HONOR EDGERTON Naugatuck's Masonic lodges will, be represented at an event honoring Most Puissant Grand Master Frederick W. Edgerton to be held Nov. 12 in Temple Hall, Waterbury, with Waterbury Council, No. 21, R&SM to be host. Ceremonies will start in the afternoon at 2 o'clock, when the Royal Arch Master's degree will be exemplified. A reception and presentation of colors will take place at 5 o'clock, and dinner will be served at 6 o'clock. Other degree work will be presented at 7:30 o'clock. DEFENSE CHIEFS TOUR FORT BENNING COMMANDING OFFICER AT Fort Banning, Georgia, MaJ. Gen. Wither! Burress (right) explains the fire power of an M-45 medium tank and other sights on the Army post to visiting Chief s of Staff and Service Secretaries. Shown (t to r.) are: Admiral Forrest P. Sherman, Chief of Naval Operations; Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg, Air Force Chief of Staff; Defense Secretary Louis Johnson and General Burress. (International) What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Monday, fiav. 7 Meeting of the West Side Community club, Hop Brook School auditorium, 8 p. m. Naugattick Woman's club musicale, St. Michael's parish house, 3 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursing coursje, Tuttle Uchool, 8 p. m. Meeting of committee arranging for Montanari-Rado post auxiliary, Harvest Hop, in Christoforo Columbo hall, 8 p. m. Red Cross Home Nursinjj course, Tuttle School, 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, 9 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 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 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. Thursday, Nov. 10 Meeting of Fidelity Bible Class, Methodist Church hall, 7:30 p. m. Friday, Aov. 11 Church Helpers annual fall fair, St. Michael's parish house. Monday, Nov. 14 Monthly meeUng of public wnl- fare board, Town Hall, 8 p. m. 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 Card party sponsored by Hop Brook school Parent-Teacher association, school auditorium, 8 p. m. 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 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 o: Mrs. George Carroll, 8 p. m. Monthly meeting of board o: park commissioners, town hall, '. p. m. Friday, Nov. 18 Food sale, sponsored by Nau gatuck branch, Connecticut Coun cil 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 barbership singers, high school auditorium, 8 p. m. Monday Nov. 28 Naugatuck Woman's club Junior- ette.5 meeting, Legion Home, 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. MORE TRACTORS USED There are 88 per cent more farm tractors in the U. S. than in 1941. Check Trouble Before You're Checked! The Perfect Gift!! 8x10 KASHMIR PORTRAIT and 12 Portraits on GREETING CARDS All for only — $3.95 THIBODEAU STUDIO Neary Building Tel. 2342 Are You Ready For That Fall Trip? Let us change that oil to a lighter grade; check grease in transmission and rear end, drain and flush radiator and take care of other needs in preparation for Fall motoring. CHUCK'S Union City — Tel. 4955 531 NORTH MAIN STREET TIME NOW FOR THE FIRST IN WATERBURY ELMER WHEELER Course in Tested Salesmanship Selling i« America's highest paying profession! And the demand for trained Halcsix>apl(> is Incoming bigger evehy d»y. That's why Tost Junior College is bring to Waterbury the "Career Course in Tested Salesmanship" by America's No. 1 Salesman — Elmer Wheeler. Not a lecture course, but a real sales room. Everyone participates Practical from start to finish — for the star salesman, for the novice, and for the persons who want to develop a better person- Four courses in one. You learnto apply the four great Wheeler principles of Personal Salesmanship—Selli.nff, Human Relations Public Speaking, and Personality Developmnet. Class now forming lor first session on Monday, November 11 at 0:30. This will be an open meeting. Plan to attend and brine a friend with yon. 6 Phone or write for full particulars JUNIOR COLLEGE 24 Central Avenue of Commerce Phone 4-8772 Waterbury Veterans interested are advised to consult with the Registrar. Major Promotions Announced By U. S. Rubber Company Two major promotions in the footwear and general products division of United 8laton Rubber Oo, were announced today by C. J. Noonan, general sales manager of the footwear ,and general product* division. Gregg T. Ward, branch sales manager of the footwear division, has been appointed general mer- <handise sales manager. Glen Allen Level), Bales manager of foam rubber, haa been named salea manager of manufacturers' products. In his new position, Mr. Ward will be responsible for products of the division which aro Hold primarily through rotull outlets. Mi- Ward started work wllh the rubber company early In 1925 as :\ sales clerk in the San Francisco branch where he was , later promoted to manager of footwear sales. In 1930 he was transferred to Baltimore branch as sales manager and tho following year wa.< appointed sales manager of Now York branch. His next important promotion came in 1989 when he was assigned to the headquarters staff in New York City as manager of sales development for footwear, clothing, and foam rubber. A year later he was made sales manager of the nation-wide branch sales organization. Mr. Lovell will be responsible for all products of the footwear and general products division which are sold directly to manufacturers and allied customers. These include foam rubber for transportation uses and home furniture, fuel cells, coated fabrics, automotive mats and sponge nrod- ucts. Mr. Lovell started his rubber career 31 years ago as an apprentice In a Pennsylvania plant of the company where he (won steady promotions until he became manager , of production control in 1932. That same year he was transferred to the company's Mishawaka, Ind., plant where in June, 1938, he became manager of clothing and coated fabrics. In January 1944, he was appointed sales manager of foam rubber. MEAT RETAIL VALUE Annual retail value of U. S. meat products how totals about $15 billion. Acts AT ONCE to relieve VA Gives Key To Time Element In Dividend Pay The Veterans Administration has told cx-GI's how to. count off for their Insurance dividends. The check* start flowing in Januai-y. And the key to how soon a veteran gets his dividend depends on the last three digits of his serial number. A vet with a serial number ending in three zero's would be among the first. Then the aeries ending In 001 would be next, then 002, p.nd so on. About 20,000 checks a day will be sent out. So it will be some time before all veterans Ret their share, nlncc Ift-mlllinn havit up- plied for the Inmiruncc payment!). NOLLE Edward Enamait, 34, of 29 Main stiect, Beacon Falls, charged with violating the rules of the road, was granted 'a nolle on payment of 4:9 when he appeared before Judgo John A. Membrino in Waterbury City Caurt tod&y. BANKRUPTCY Creditors of Morgan Francis O'Brien, Naugatuck, adjudged bankrupt, will hold their meeting Nov. ,23 at 10:30 a. in in the bankruptcy courl, federal building, New Haven, Referee Saul Berman announced today. Mr. O'Brien's petition was filed Nov. 3. Rev. Wentz Guest Speaker At Father, Son Dinner Nov. 16 The Rev. Frederick Wenlz will he guest .speaker at the annual father and «on banquet, »pon»ored by tho Mcn'» Brotherhood of the Tmmanuel Lutheran church, to be held Wednesday evening, Nov. 16 at 6:30 o'clock in the church hall. The Rev. Wentz is taking graduate studies at Yale Divinity schools, and supplied the pulpit at the Immanuel church while the Rev. Theodore A. Schroder, pastor, was on vacation lavt summer New officers will b« elected during tho annual meeting of the Brotherhood. The dinner will be snrvcd by mcmbem of the Ladle* 1 Aid society. Committee in charfce ut arrangements Include* Charles Vagt. Albert KraanpeU and Evait bcniman. (CAUSED BV COLDS) For years thousands of Doctors pre- wrlbed PERTUSSIN. it acts at once not only to relieve coughing due to colds but also "loosens up" uhleem Mid nukes It easier to raise r both < * 1 •»* Ntmry BoUdU* Naurmtnelt, Conn. For LOWER Auto Rates See FARM BUREAU $AVB * AND ENJOY OF AMBUCA/$ • BECAUSE Farm Bureau b a mutual company by Hi policyholdm . . . (All policiM and • BECAUSE Farm Bureau policiM or* written oo a tar month automatic r»ntwal bom . . . and • BECAUSE form Bureau b a ttfoct rfek company insuring only careful driven ... GOOD DRIVERS MAY MAKE REAL SA VINOS f P. H. DeTULLIO 3 South Main St. Naugatuck, Conn. Tel. 3489 or (6285 evenings) Representing FARM BUREAU MUTUAL AUTO IMSURANCE CO. DIAMOND MERCHANTS FOR 3 GENERATIONS S Ckthkntdnty QfamoHt ' gflmab AT ONLY $200! rtert of* iuil 3 of our many Rings at the Prie« moil youno men eon afford. Each It Ih* tarn* Fine Quality for which Michaels is so well known .;. Either will be a wonderful way to her Heart. 200 EASY PAYMENTS INVITED: In addition to the customary 30-dav charge account, Michaels invites divided payments in small weekly or 'monthS accounts Michaels makes available, at no added cost, the lowes?™ offered by fine jewelers anywhere. JEWELERS . . . SILVERSMITHS SINCE 1900 68 BANK STREET AT CENTER STREET, WATERBURY • OPEN THURSDAY EVENING UNTIL 8:45 •

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