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PAGE 8—NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), TUKSDAY, NOV. 20, 1049 DREW PEARSON ON "fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Americans Explore Russian Sense Of Humor; More About "Kickback" Parnell Thomas's Financial Finagling; Senate Sleuths Probe Milk Profiteering. Washington—Young Representa- • tive Mel Price of Illinois and Gen. Vassily Chuikov, Soviet commander in Berlin, had a 'long conversation at a Berlin reception at which tfce Illinoisan did some half-humorous, but blunt talking. To his surprise, the tough Soviet soldier displayed a quaint sense of humor, if not a knowledge of American geography. On a tour of inspection for the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Price was introduced to Chuikov at a reception for U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Talking through an interpreter, the Russian general inquired what state he came from. When Price told him, Chuikov commented: "Illinois—oh, that's close to Colorado, isnt it?" "No, it's about a thousand miles away," replied Price. "I guess you can see that I'm not very good at American geography," admitted the Russian. "But I know a lot about German geography." "I hfcpe ybu're not making a study of American geography now, general," observed the Illinois congressman dryly. With a smile, Chuikov replied that he was not, then asked Price how long he had been in Berlin. "Time is only relative, general," responded the congressman. "How long have you been here?" "Four and a half years," said Chuikov. "It's nicer to be passing through like you than to be nailed down here." Maj. Gen. James D. Mclntyre, a staff adviser of Defense Secretary Louis Johnson, joined the huddle and began comparing notes with Cfeuikov on their knowledge of each other's language. "I know only one phrase in Russian 'za vache zdorovye' (a Russian toast)" declared Congressman Price. "The only English I know," volunteered General ChMikov, "is 'okay.'" "It's a shame," suggested Price, "that the general doesn't teach Mr. Vishinsky how to say that one word." Kickback Parnell Due to legal technicalities, the Justice Department hasn't been; able to show all the salary kick-j lacks and other tawdry operations j c: Congressman Parne'.l Thomas, j fc.-mer grandstanding chairman of | the House un-American Activities! ComrriL'.ee. I Jn addition to the kickbacks with which Thomas is charged in the i irrand jury indictment, he also- put his wife's aged aunt Grace Wilson on his payroll for $2,900 in 1945, though she did not work at his office but was supported by her j curity Force at the U. S Naval three nieces in Allendale, N. J. How Submarine Base New London Prior • •- United Jersey had his hand in the payroll till of almost all his office staff most of the time he served in Congress. High Cost Of Milk Senate investigators have just begun a sweping probe of milk profiteering and alleged price-fixing by big city dairy trusts. Dairy spokesmen will be called on the carpet to explain why consumers are being charged a standard price of 21 1-2 cents a quart tor milk delivered in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington, and other large cities though the prices farmers receive for the milk vary from six to as much as 13 1-2 cents less. , The biggest price spread is in Chicago, where in some cases dairies are paying only eight cents a quart for milk sold to consumers for 21 1-2 cents. Note—One reason for the price spread is high wages or commissions paid to drivers of milk delivery trucks. An investigation of Chicago milk costs some time ago showed that some milk truck drivers got $10,000 a year and in. a few cases of deliveries to hotels and restaurants, up to $30,000' a year. 750 Applications Filed For State Home Ownership Program Hartford, Nov. 29—(UP)—Governor Bowles has made the first progress report on Connecticut's new $30,000,000 home ownership program. The governor said that 750 applications have been received so far, with about 150 coming in daily Bowles added that of the 350 applications processed to date, 90 per cent will be approved for low-cost state mortgage loans. The state will help 4,000 low-income families finance homes, which will be erected by private builders To be eligible a family must have a gross income of not more than 32,500 a year, plus $600 for each dependent. First Test Of Emergency-Disaster Relief Plan Sunday Hartford. Nov. 29 (UP — Connecticut's emergency-disaster relief ..plan will be given its first test next Sunday. The National Guard has been working on the plan for more than Marine Pfc. White In New London Base Private First Class William E White, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs William White, 28 Neagle street is now serving with the Marine Se- inuch of the $2,900 she ever saw is doubtful. Later Thomas conceived the idea of putting his wife's aunt on the chanty rolls of Bergen county, in order to make room on the payroll for his daughter-in-law, Lillian Thomas. She also drew $2,900 and never came near the office. In addition, the congressman who posed as an example of Americanism to others put Mrs. Jacqueline Voss Hill on the payroll for $3,000. She also "kicked back" to the congressman. Later Mrs. Hill was transferred from Thomas's office payroll of the- un-American Activities Committee, though she lived in Allendale and did nothing there to expose un-American activities.' In addition, Thomas required two other secretaries. Miss Helen Campbell and Mildred Kraemer, to contribute $12.50 and $7.50 each month to pay fo* his re-election campaigns. In brief, the gentleman from New FLOWERS for All Ooouloiw to this enlistment in the States Marine Corps Private White was a studenj. of Nau- fratuck Hig-h school where he was very active in school activities. 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Health, Welfare, Purchasing, and Aeronautics Departments Civilian Air Patrol, and the Red Cross. Florida Gov. Seeks Gargantua's Body For Circus Museum Tailahasee, Pla., Nov. 29 (UP)— Governor Fuller Warren of Florida believes the body of Gargan- tua should go to a Florida museum instead of to Yale university. The huge SSO^pound circus gorl',- I In died in his CIIKO nt Miami threo cl'ays ago. Warren wired circus owner John Ringling- North asking- that the body be turned over to Florida's museum of American circuses. North had offered Gargantuan body to Yale in compliance with a request made by officials at New Haven, 12 years ago. Yale officials are reported less enthusiastic about taking the body of the gorilla because he was diseased when he died. Former Hartford Detective Released Wethersfield, Nov. 29—(UP) — Former Hartford Detective Scr- grant James A. Kennedy was puroled from State Prison yesterday. 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