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I'AOE 2— NA1TQATUCK NKWS (CONN.), WKI>NKS1)AV, NOV. l«, KM!) DREW PEARSON ON "]"he WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Girlies Got "Cap" Krug; Got His Wife, Got Congress, Finally Got Truman; Newspapers Held Criticism; Personal Business Kept Interior Secretary Out Of Washington. \ Los Angeles.—Two morals can be drawn from the quiet exit of lusty likable. 250-pound Julius A. Krug from the Truman cabinet.. No. 1—It doesn't pay for a man in public life to be publicized with Hollywood girlies. No. 2—The press can't criticize one of Harry Truman's cabinet members if they want him to resign. Criticism merely freezes a man in the cabinet. In the case of Secretary of the Interior "Cap" Krug, some of the newspapers played up the Johnny Meyers parties and the Hollywood beauties who entertained Krug when he was chairman of the War Production board. And at the time this had a tendency to solidify "Cap's" position in the cabinet — for the President invariably rallies to his cabinet's defense when they are under attack. That, however, was three years ago. And for the past year, Krug and Truman have not been getting along at all. The sparks have flown on several occasions. One scathing letter written to thi Secretary of the Interior by the Pre»i- dent was the kind no President writes to a cabinet member unless ho wants him to resign. Krug also had more of his Interior Department bills vetoed than any other cabineteer in recent history. And when the head of the cabinet, the President, turns thumbs down on the legislative proposals of a member of his own official family, you can expect a resignation. On top of all this, Krug got himself involved in litigation over a •750.000 loan he had floated to finance the purchase of a textile mill near Knoxville. Tenn. Mm. K. This time, however, several of the newsmen who knew what was happening kept mum. They were afraid that criticism once again would arouse Truman's ire ,once again would freeze Krug in the cabinet. In a. way. this is a reflection on one of the chief functions of the press—namely to keep an eye on and report the operations of public officials. Neverthelcm, under Harry Truman's reverse way of doing things, newspapers sometimes have to work in reverse, too. The tragic fact about Julius A. Krug is that most of his life he was an A-l public servant. He started with a great career. He did a bang-up job with the Tennessee Valley Authority, then came into the cabinet at the age of 36, the yoting- est Secretary of the Interior in history. What really put the political skids under him, however, was the girlie episode In Hollywood. When the Brcwster committee got hold of Johnny Meyers' expense accounts, with payments listed to certain ladies for the entertainment of "Cap" Krug, well naturally Mrs Krug didn't like it. She had been living on the modest salary of a public official while her friends wore mink coatH nnd rode in xwank convertibles. And she had been willing to make the sacrifice as long as she thought her husband was doing it for the good of the country. But after the girlie episode in Hollywood, it was only natural that she should wonder whether the sacrifice was worth while. •, Hot In Conpress, Too '*"*>' So.Cap found himself in hot water all the way around. He was in ' hot water when he went up on Cap-J itol Hill. For while "Cap" testi- fied abo.ut irrJgation and wild life, the senators couldn't help having smiles on their faces as they thought of those Johnny Meyers expense accounts. Naturally this undermined "Cap's" ability to battle things out with-Congress, made it difficult to get his legislative program OK'd. And .this, in turn, was one reason for the White House vetoes. Meanwhile, Cap was in wrong with his wife, whom he tried to please by buying a convertible, a new house, and other things which she had wanted. Naturally, this took money, and like any man with a fixed income and high income taxes. "Cap" could not make any real money without borrowing and trying for a capital gains tax. probably this was why he made a wmall investment in the Los Angeles Rams football team and also why he borrowed $700, 000 to hold an interest in the Brook side Mills, a tcxtlie factory in Ten ncssee. So far as this columnist can sec there was nothing wrong with "Cap" Krug's Investment in Brook Bide. He »;ot hin original invent mcnt in tho mill before he entered ihe cabinet. It is true that nfto he entered the cabinet, he borrowed $700,000 to secure control ol the mill, and later borrowed another 5750,000 to pay off the first loan However, this type of transaction is no different from that practioed by many businessmen today. New York Vs. D. C. In Secretary Krug's case, however, the deal hurt him in two ways. In the first place, it detract ed from the time he spent in Washington. During many woekH he. lived five days u week in New York, flew down to Washington Friday morning for cabinet meetings. The only Interior Popurttncnl business in New York la Uudlt Island, on which stands the Statue of Liberty. Obviously Krun couk not have spent weeks in New York worrying about ihe upkeep of tht Statue oT Liberty. The other way the textile d hurt him was that Nulhan Slutin- rnan, from whom Krug borrowed $750,000 on April 16, 1948, now wanU one phase of his .agreement arbitrated. He claims that he was .to be the exclusive union agent foi BrO'oksldu Mills and that Krug and his parner, Thomas Epstein, owe him $90,000 in commissions. To block this arbitration, Krug and Epstein have, asked for an injunction in' the New York Supreme court, claiming that Shclnman's proposed arbitration "represents a blatant attempt on Shcinnmn's part to seize control of Erookalde Mill through a misuse of arbitration." Assuming that Krug is entirely right, and Judge Bernard Botein has ruled in his favor on twd out of three counts, nevertheless it is difficult for any cabinet officer to keep his mind on intricate financial deals pms the 101 details connected with supervising Alaskan defense, strikes in Hawaii, the reclamation fight In California, education of the Navajoes in Arizona national parks from Yellowstone to Yosemite, and the economic worries of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, to say nothing of Bcd- loes Island and the Statue of Liberty. TRUMAN DUBBED NO. 1 'QUIZ-WHIZ' BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 H.Tomlinson FLOWERS For AH FLOWERS TKLEOBAPHED EVEBYWHEBB MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 1M BOBBEB AVENCT 1W. SOS SCULLY, Florist Flowers for Every Occaiton 480 BALDWIN ST. T. BCmXT, Prop. PHONE WAT. 6-7280 Heads Corporation The Knapfpf Machine Corp, 15 Hawkins street, Watcrbury, filed a certificate of organization thin week with the office of the secretary of state in Hartford. Jt listed $3]000 as the amount of subscribed capital. : Officers are: Joseph F. Knapp, .presidtent, Naugatuck; Samuel .Drubner, secretary-treasurer, Waterbury. Directors are the officers and Joseph Bernblum, Manchester, and H. John Weisman, Waterbury. Judy Leaves Court PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE ol Women Voters, Anna Lord Struuss.Vns a tag on President .Truman designating him the nation's number one "Quiz-Whiz" nftcr asking the Chief Executive questions from the League's pamphlet "What's the U. S. to You." Miss Strauss and other officers of the League called at the White House to explain the current campaign of their organization. (International Soundphoto) The Guard An admirer of the National Guard has submitted the following article to us. It is being: reprinted here al his request. "I was with Washington in the wilderness, fought the wily warrior, and watched the dark night bow to the morning. ''At Concord's bridge, I fired the fateful ahot heard 'round Ihe world. I bled on Bunker Hill. My footprints) marked thn nnow al. Valley Forge. I pull<:d a muffled our on tha barge that bridged the elty Delaware. I Blood with Washington on the; sun-drenched heights of Yorklown. I saw the uword surrendered. . . I AM THE GUARD. "1 pulled the trigger that looHerl tho long rifle's havoc at New Orlrunn thRHCi Uiir>K» I know---! wan there! Tho hill at San Juan felt. the fury of my r-hnrj{e. Tho fur pltilnH uncl mouritu'nx of the Philippine?) (!Chu<!tl to my Hhdiit....! AM THIC CiUAllD. "The dark foreHls of I ho Arffonne blazed with my barrage. Chateau Thierry crumbled to my cnnnonacJo. Under Iho 'irchns of victory I marched in legion--! wn.s there!!...). AM THIS GUARD. "I bowed briefly on grim CorroKldor, tb£n saw the light of liberation shine on Ihe faces of my comrades. Through the jungle and on the beaches, I fought tho enemy, beat, battered and broke him. I ralaod our bannnr to the ncrnnr air on Okinawa I wan them!. . , I AM THIS GUARD. "Soldier in War, Civilian in Peace...I AM THE GUARD. "I was at Johnstown, whore the raging waters boomed down the valley. I cradled the crying child in my arma and saw the (error leave her nyeH. "I moved through the smoke and flame at Texas City. The utrlckon knew the comfort of my skill. y "I dropped Ihe food that fed the starving beast on the frozen fields the West and through the towering drifts I ploughed to rescue thn marooned. ''I have faced forward to ! he tornado, tho typhoon, and tho hori'Oi' of the hurricane—lho.se thingH I know 1 was there'....! AM THE GUARD. "1 have.! brought a more abundant, a fuller, a finer life to our youth. "Wherever a ulrong arm and valiant Mpirlt rniiHt. dofoml thi? nation, in peace or wrir, wherever a child ci'lon, or a woman wecpn in lime of disaster, there I stand...! AM THE GUARD. "For three centuries a soldier in war, a civilian In peace—of security and honor, 1 am the custodian, now and forever...! AM TJrIE GUARD." (The author, Charles Chnppell, New York mlvertiHlng oxqcutivo, wrote the tribule above with thiy explanation: "While studying the history of Ihe G-uard, I wa.s struck with the thought that many olherH, like myself, muni be Jimt a» Ignorant. HH I. wti.-t of Ihifi mii.gnlfleont background. It. nenmed to me Um.t Honutune who fell the lnrvjme.1 af thltt proud proee.HHlon of glorious acts titiould i>nl them on paper tut th« world to see and tell lhi« story that has long needed telling, simply and proudly.") Truck Driver Fined In Court Borough Resident's Mother Succumbs John Popagoda, 540 Washington street, Now Haven, was fined a total of $25 when he appcracd before Judge Martin L. Caine in Borough court this morning on two charges, He wail fl-iod ?TO 'lor^tr.gaA parking and $15 for failure to obey' a police officer. Popagoda wa« arrested yesterday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock by Patrolman Thoodons KHrtKutzcwski after hn refused to move hi.3' truck which had been illegally parked at Main and Maple streets. BROTHERHOOD MEETIIVO The Salem Lutheran Hrothci'-i hoed will ace motion pictures of Tranquility Farm. Middlebury, af ft mooting- Friday night at S o'clock. The movies will bo shown by Clarence Jones. Mrs. Goorglanna (St. Jean) Lord, 84, of 1106 South Main strewt. Watr-rbury, mother of Erlwurd Lord. Naugaluck, died yesterdav afternoon after a long illndsS. A no.tivc of Canada, she .was a Walev- hury resident for the' past 50 yeara. P.cHldeH, her mm lirrn, sho In HUI'- vlvt-d by four daughters, H!X' other cons, a brother, two Hlntera, 14 grandchildren six grca.t-grandcbil- (Iren and several nieces and Funfral services will be held Frl- d;iy morning at S:30 o'clock from thic Fr'igonc Funeral Home, 08 East Clay street, to St. Anne's Church where a solemn high Mann of requiem will be celebrated at & o'clock. Burial, will be in Calvary- Cemetery. Friends may call at the funcr;il homo this evening from 7 to 10 o'clock and tomorrow from 2 to 10 o'clock. What's Doing In Naugatuck A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day Thursday, Nov. 17 Regular Meeting, Naugatuck Valley Numismatic Assn., 7:30 p. m., Court Room. Annual meeting and election ol directors of the Naugatuck Chapter, American Red Cross, Tuttle Music Shed, 8 p. m. Annual fair, sponsored by Kvan- geline 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 Rummage sale, sponsored by Aid Society of Congregational church, parish house, jS a. m. to 1 p. m. Meeting of Parish Players, Congregational parish house, 8 p. in. Food sale, sponsored by Nau- yutuck branch, Connecticut. Council of Catholic Women, Brennan'a store, Church street, 10 a. m. Saturday; Nov. 26 Harvest Hop, sponsored by Ladles' auxiliary of Montanarl-Rado post, Crlstoforo Colombo hall, South Main street, Squarn da.ncln|{, open to the public, 'Lewis Memorial hall, St. Michael's parish houne, 8 p. m. Monday, Nov. 21, Public card party, Prospect street school Parent-Teacher association, kjndergarton room, 8 p, m. Regular meeting, smoker, Naugatuck Fellowcraft association, Masonic Temple, 8 p. m. Naugatuck YMCA annual meeting and'banquet, at YMCA, 6:45 p. m. Naugatuck Woman's club' meeting, American Legion Homo, 3 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 Annual Military Bull, Gold Star Post, CWV, Falcon Hall. Annual firemen's ball. Saturday, Nov. 20 Fli.,t annual pnrado of qunrtetM, sponsored by Naugutuck chapter of barbershop singers, high school auditorium, 8 p. m." Monday Nov. 28 Naugatuck Woman's club Junior- ottos mooting, Legion Home, 7:30 p. m. Nau#ntucJ< Junior Womnn'o club pot-luck Buppor, meeting, Methodist church hall, Tuesday, Nov. 29 Meeting of Naugatuck Council of Catholic Women, St. Francis' church hall, 8 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 Regular'meeting-, ProsiPect street (school Parent-Teacher association, 8 p, m, Stiiidny, Dec. 4 Vesper service of 'Evergreen chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Methodist ohuroh, 4 p. m, Thurnduy, Dec. 8 Christmas bazaar and public Hupper, Evengrcen chapWr, Order of Eastern Star, Masonic Temple, bazaar c|3ens 1 p /mi,, supper, 5 to 7 p. m. '•> Railroad Makes Settlement New Haven, Nov. 16— (UP)—The estates of three Manchester men killed in a railroad crossing accident two years ago at Vernon will get $18,500. The settlement was made by the "New Haven" railroad. Killed in the accident were John R. Hartley, Alfred Tomm and Morton Cushman. It was claimed that the crossing was unprotected. U.S.-RUSSIAN PARLEY IN BERLIN SICRITARY Of STATf Dean Acheson (left) chats with Gen. Vanity Chulkov (right), head of, the Soviet Control Commission, at • reception held for the American statesman in 'Berlin' prior to his return to the U. S Winding up a three-day tour o* Western Germany in perlin, Acheson called the anti-Communist government there a "living syrnbolof a great • iDirit and a meat demonstration of courage." (International Radiophoto> A Wish and a Whiff DiACONESS Amelia M. Propper Is about to blow out the candle(s) on her special cake as she celebrate* her 101st birthday at the House of the Holy Comforter in the Bronx, New York. The grand old lady told reporters and friends that she expects to bo around for a long, long time to coma, (International) Plan Expansion Of Guard Reserve Hartford, Nov. |16 —(U|P)—The Connecticut State Guard HoHerve has been directed to build up Its officer personnel and prepare to expand to full strength. Connecticut's Adjutant General Frederick G. Reincko said tho reserve should also train for tha day when it might be needed for an emergency, General Beincke told officers from all sections of the state that the reserve will bo used only if the National Guard is called into federal service. Judith Copton HUMMING her fingers through hei new-hair-do, Judith Coplon leaves New York's Federal Court after a pre-trial hearing was granted by Judge Sylvester Ryan. The former Justice Department employee is co-defendant with Valentin Gubit- chev, Russian engineer, in espionage conspiracy charges. (International) DON'T 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 ONLY S10995 I'AY ONLY $995 J'AY AS LITTLE AS $1.25 A WEEK t Trade-In Allowance On Your Old Washer CLOSED MONDAY jLxncoZn & Store WEST MAIN ST Montanari-Rado Post To Elect Officers Sunday Election of officers ol the Mon- tanai'i-Rado post, Ttallnn-Amprlcun vntomnH will ho hold nt: a wpoclal moetlnpT Sunday morning at TO o'clock In the Crlstoforo Colom/bo will be audited, lhall, South Main street. Books Plans for the meeting were mad? last nlgrht by post nremibers, with Edward Gargonia, senior vice- commander presiding 1 in the ab- aonco oC Commander Adam Men- ffacci. , CONTINUED The case of Loo Gucclard, v 24, of 79 Woodbine street,, charged with violating the rule* of the road, was continued to No,v. 29 oy Judge John A. Membrlno In Water-bury City court yesterday. SHORT-LIVED INJECTS There are some kinds of insects that hatch and .die of old age in a single day. ••••• • •• > . Francis Sugrue \ \ Describes Visit To Cloister Frnncis Sugrup, formerly of NaupUuck, a staff writer for lh-» Now York Heraid Tribune, in a feature .story in the Sunday magazine section, describes a vigil he and ffhotographer Ira Rosenberg made to the Carmcl of St. Joseph. in the Bronx. Unable to enter the cloister, the photographer gave Mother Joseph, former prioress of the convent, a two hour verbal course in the operation;? of his press camera, without seeing her. He then passed the camera througrh a revolving cylinder in the wall, and three hours later the camera wa« returned with several exclusive photographs of the convent'* interior. During their short st»y at the convent, Mr. Sugrue interviewed Mother Joseph, Mother Marie, present prioress of the convent and others. He learned that the Carmelite nuns rise at 4:<0 a. m . pray and hear Muss. They break- fnsl at 8 and start four *T»d R half hour.? of domestic work. Pmylnjr and singing this Divine Office take up most of their time during the afternoon and evening: until they retire at 11 p. m. They arc allowed short period* of recreation after dinner and after a light supper, when they can Ulk among themselves. At other times, they must remain «llent and they abstain from eating meat. The official name of We»tmlnloter Abbey in London is the Collegiate Church of St. Peter. $1.OO Op»n» Your ACCOUNT Add to it at you can SIGN UP TODAY A FUTURE of happiness, free from financial worries. Your signature in a savings passbook opens the way. Regular saving — plus our liberal dividends-, can take you steadily to care-free living. NAUGATUCK BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, INC. 21 Maple St. Tel. 2430 OPEN THURSDAYS I II 111 \khll TILL 8:45 P. M. ANNUAL FALL COAT and SUIT CLEARANCE! SUITS SUITS ' formerly 39.95 SUITS formerly to 59.00 SUITS formerly to 69.95 «29. §39. $49. 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