Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 13, 1949 · Page 2
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PACK S—NAirOATfCK NKWS (CONN.), TUESDAY, DICC. 13, 3!I40 DREW PEARSON ON fhe WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Henry Wallace Was A Godfather Of Manhattan Project; Roosevelt Asked Wallace To Decide On Advisability Of Atomic Development; Albert Einstein Is Saddened By World's Folly. Washington -TTenry Wallace h»H. come in for some vigorous criticism from this column, but it is only fair to Rive the real facts regarding Wallace's connection with' atomic energy. Gen. Ix'slie Groves stated last week that he withheld most atomic secrets from Wallace, then Vice President, because he was fearful of leaks. But the ironic fact was that Wallace probably knew an much about atomic development as Groves and in tho long run was more responsible than Groves for the birth of the atomic bomb. Here arc some facts, now pretty well forgotten, which may give perspective to the present furore over atomic energy. First proposal to crack the atom came from Dr. Einstein in a letter delivered to President Roosevelt by Alexander Sachs of Ix-hman Brothers. Einstein reported that he had learned via the underground that the Germans were working on Btomic energy and that he believed refugee sclcntlsta could develop it tthend of the Germans. He especially had in mind the use of atomic energy for tho powering of naval vessels. Following Einstein's letter, Roosevelt appointed Henry Wallace as chairman of a super-secret government board to ascertain whether the highly speculative goal of atomic energy wan worth the expense of trying to develop in wartime. Wallace was picked probably because he had been in touch with some of tho leading physicists— Enrico Frrml. Leo Szilard, Einstein and Dr. Harold Urey—ulmi because he. himself, was a scientist and had been responsible for developing a hybrid corn which in- creimed the nation's crop bv 400- WX).(XK) bushelB. V. S. Military Lukewarm Wallace, after various conferences, reported back to FDR that atomic energy was definitely worth the enormous expense in dollars B U 1- K U 8 \tlantic Service Station Fern and Chestnut 8U. NOW OI'KNi 1 Atlantic Top Grade OH S»*cond-to-nonc 80c-35c COMBINATION ALUMINUM HTOK.1t WINDOWS ft DOORS NEW ENGLAND SALES CO ALSCO t»2 Bank St., Wntarhiiry Phone 4-9219 CHRISTMAS COOK IKS SWISS J'ASTliV BKAX MUFFINS niHTHDAY CAKKS CITY BAKERY MAPLK ST. TKL. 3678 Open Dally 6: SO A. M. to fl P. M. TED'S AUTO BODY WORKS 67 HOTCHKISS ST. TEL. B1S8 — Collision Sr»»clall»t« — render* — Bodlni — Aulo Fnlntlni Towlnr 8«rvlce SCULLY, Florist Flowen for Krery Occasion 4M BALDWIN ST. WBtert/arjr IJEO T. gCPL&T, Prop. PHONI WAT. 5-7280 SANTOS GENERAL REP, Radiator*. Baltcrle* .. Machine*, Baby _. Bicycled, Bolderinc LAWN MOWERS 8HARPSNED «flO RnhbCT AT«. Ph/ono BS7» For The Best In Jewelry Ncary Building Naacntunk, Conn. BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 FLOWERS For All Occasion* FLOWERS TFXCGBAFHKD EVEBI-WJIEBE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 1*0 BtTBBKR AVENUE T*L 5KM and manpower. As a. result the Manhattan project was born. At that time U. S. military leaders were not enthusiastic. They faced tremendous shortages of materiel and did not want anything to detract from the immediate winning of the war. General Marshall, then chief of staff, went along with the idea, but Gen. B. B. Somervell, in charge of supplies, was skeptical. Perhaps it was because some of the brass hats considered the atom project a starry-eyed dream of a vlnonary Viee President that General Groves was picked to command the Manhattan project. Groves, a genial and efficient engineering officer, was in the doghouse because he had built the Pentagon building, then considered something of a monstrosity, at considerably more expense than was estimated. Wallace's Secr«t» Unquestionably Groves did withhold Hccrets from Vlcu President Wallace. But unquestionably also Wallace knew about as much as anyone else high up In the government regarding the progress of the brain child which he had helped lo launch. For he continued his close contacts with General Marshall and Secretary of War Stlm- son; and Wallace's aides frequently wondered -what, lay behind his luncheons with Marshall, and Stlm- Bon about which ho refused to talk. Later Groves and Wallace found themselves on the same side of the fence, when military leaders nug- gested that the Manhattan project be terminated. This was In the spring of 10-lfi, when some mill- ary leaders argued that B-2»»' could sufficiently devastate Germany nnd Juuan without an atomic bomb. The Manhattan project, by Dial, time, wan Heerctly scoffed at by mime UK "UooHovclt'H two billion dollar boondoggle," and a War Department mission headed by John Madlgun, a New York conntrue- tlon expert, was sent to Oalc Hldgi;, Tenn., to decide whether atomic development should he stopped or go forward. It was General Groves, by then emphatically sold on atomic energy who threw his weight in fiwor'nf 'lontlnuation. Undersecretary Patterson concurred. Kliinteln Suddens Old man Einstein, tho godfather <jf atomic energy, Is having his house pnlnleil, It nomln more Ihnii that. It stands, gray and weather- beaten, on a residential street In IVInccton. and one post of the porch is eaten away at the base by ants or termites. But the thing's that, make Albert Einstein sad are note related to painting and carpentry. One is the condition of his invalid sister Another Is what Is happening in internal Innnl affairs. His brown eyes are nllll bright however, especially when he encounters a fresh Idea. And for comfort, he always hns his piano where he improvises tunes of Ills own. In international affairs, Einstein is troubled by the cold war and its effect of re-building Germany. As 'in Intellectual, he does not share l.he views of political and military experts about the menace of Run- H|II. lie thinks thai a Hlrong Tier- many offerc. a far greater menace and that the western policy of rebuilding Germany as a bastion ugalnst Russia In utter folly. VENETIAN BLINDS S,TAY BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE THEY STAY Clean Our liliiids I'.iist.oin iniidi- with )ii-\v KIJCXALI'M KpriliK tempered Hints . . . iii'ttuilly shed (hint. . . . \vi|m cleiui \vitli a I'lic.k of a elolh. Won't, fad,-. Keep Ilifir lovely newness for years nnd yenrs. BLINDS from $3.45 up SAFFRAN'S HOSTON STORK 70 Church St. — Phone r.H5« LEWIS CARROLL Th« 'D«Hlrr on thn H<|imr« GBNTKH HQI1AHK - COHNKH PBOSI'KdT * imiON HTIIBRTH ll«rrl»j Tllo Hour* Cbrunn Tr)n Door Fr»nni» Hlmlow H««h * Frnmni Floor H*ni1«rii lor Kent TINY PAWN IN COURTROOM DRAMA Parents Entertained By Scout Troop Two By HCHIHE Boy Scout, Troop No. 2, had their annual parcnt'o night recently and a flno program wim put forth by the younger boys and l.he lC*i;:lorcr Patrol. Each boy escorted prirentt to his patrol for the opening ceremony that wa» l«-d' by Fninlt AHhfOTd, Senior Patrol Leader, Cecil Matwon Introduced bin officer* after greeting all nnd M!MO Introduced the Troop Committee that wan well on hand, they being: John Hayes, Jr., Stuart Boyd, Rov. Wlllnrd Sopar, and Mert I^yonH. Tho Explorer Patrol took over II art of the show by exhibiting Scoutcraft, tent, and other camping essentials Some models of woodcraft were exhibited. Then the Scoutmaster was put on the spot and asked to show how a fire could be made by friction, and Cecil In his determined method used his bow and drill and proved a Hiit'fonB, The Lion Patrol defeated both the other patrols In a Tug-of-War and became troop champion. Other troop champions were Falrflold nnd Savard in knot tying, and the Flaming Arrow Patrol In the Code Contest. Prlze« wero awarded at the council ring t'urlnK closing «x- crclBos whon Wen Boyd led the singing and Rev. Soper initiated a tricky song. Wo all hummed "TAPS" for our close-out. At the Green Bar mooting It was found that the patrols were hot on tholr race to collect magazlnnn for Chrlatmni* "Good Deed" and become Champa do la "carnpalno, What's Doing In Naugatuck MORIS BUFFALO Buffalo In tho U. 8. have Increased from 500 in 1905 to 6,000 in A Calendar of Events Today, Tomorrow and Every Day TiumOny,, J)«opintmr IS Meeting, Christmas parly, Hop Brook uchool Parent-Teacher ao- fioclatlon, at school. 7;30 p. m. School Nljjtrt mooting, Hop Brook nchool Fnront-Touchor n.sHOclutlon, school auditorium, 8 p. m. Card party, Pond Hill Commu. ally club, 8 p. m. Regular dinner-meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, An- nonborg'a restaurant, Pnrk Place, Tea. for parents and teachorB, 7:15 p. m. Central Avenue School, 3 to 5 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 Public card party, sponsored by Magnolia Encampment, Odd Fellows hall, 8:30 p. m. Meeting of Salem school Farent- Teachor aaooclatlon, 8 p. m, ThurMlay, Hoc. 15 i Santa Lands by Helicopter, 3;1B, In Naugatuck, Mooting of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marine Corps Jjcaguo, Odd Fellows hall, 8 p. rn. Meeting of the Naugatuck Numismatic Association, town ball, 7:30 p, m. Friday, Dec. 16 Meeting of tho Ladlon' auxiliary of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment, Marino Corpo jLcague. Odd IVcllowH hnil, 8 p, m. Christmas concert, Naugatuck High school A Cnlpella choir, school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. Social meeting, entertainment. Pond Hill Community club, 8 p m. Saturday, December 17 NIEWS-Salnm Playhouse Christmas Party for YoungMtorB Salem PKyhouso 8 a. m. Nuujfaluok Junior Woman'* alufo Yulotlde dance, Hotel Elton, Waterbury, 9 p. m. to 1 a m. Hunduy, I><:c. IH Eagloti chlldren'H Chrlfitmiin party, 2 p. m. In Odd Fellows Hal). Carol Sing by children of ClU-n- riclge urea, nponsorcd hy Went Kluo Community Club, 4 p. m. Monday, Dnc. 10 Regular monthly meeting, Nau- gutuck Fcllowcraft Assn., Mn«onie Tcmplo, Chinch street, 8 >>. in. Weanctiday, Deoemher 21 Mectlnly, Chrlfitmnw party, American Legion auxiliary, Memorial Honie, 8 ft, m. Meeting of Post No. 17, American Legion, Legion Memorial Home, Cedar street, 8 p. m. Thimday, December 22 Community Carol Sing, Horseshoe on The Green, 8:30 p. m. Slelghride Ball, Naugauck, Woman's club Junlorcttes. Children's Christmas party, Pond mil Community club, 7 p. m. Protest New Dump On Rubber Avenue The (•Htntillnhmnnt of a dump In (he Mlllvlllf jucii Just beyond the bridge on Rubber avenue hns been reported to Warden Harry I.. (IT, who him notified Hrnlth Of- •r JJr. Walter I. Baker nnd Klrc 1'Bhnl Kdwnrd J, Weaving. Warden Curler nald today that hn ha 1 received a complaint that moonn wan burning iituff In the area, but that has been atoppcd." A petition In Hnld to be circulating In the district culling for the abolishing of the dump, nnd will be presented to thi- borough board. It IH reported that debris U feeing washed Into L/ong Meadow brook, which flows Into the New Dam. where swimming Is being contemplated for next year. Dr. Baker was unavailable for comment. FOR CHRISTMAS! Fancy Zippo LIGHTERS ZIPPO FLINTS and WICKS CHEISTMAS TREE LIGHTS _ BULBS — TOYS, CARDS, ETC. GIFT CIGARS, CIGARETS, PIPES, TOBACCOS, ETC. VIC'S SMOKE SHOP CHURCH 8TREKT — NAUGATUCK TEARS FLOW FREELY in Juvenile Court, Ixi.i Aneclca, Calif., ns Mr. nnd Mrs. Victor Lee (top) bid farewell to their 10-month-olcl foster daughter, Vicky, prior to surrendering the tot to her natural mother. Below, tht child's rcnl mother, Mrs. Zeltln Lea Grnlbcrt, of Sun Frnnclsco, attempt* in vain to comfort the crylnu vounester. (International Soitndulioto) Information On Giving Puppy As Christmas Gift If one i« Kolng to Rive a child H B'lH'p.Y for ClirlMrmiH Hir Oui iH'cticut IIumfin(> M,»rk't.y jni|;^nf!tM thin .•icrloiiH Uiouirlil !><• |;ivcn to (lid Collovvlnc poliiln 1. Whclhcr or not lln> liolinc- !u>ld Nvrinln :i prt. li. Moniconn should il)o rnsponni- lilr. Ix-sldd* 11 !iinn|l child Tor the l)0t's fecdidjj ,'ind ('.'iri'. .'', One 'Oioiilt! ttuy ;i. puppy Troin .'i. reliiiMc ntmrce and be i-f:\- Mon.'i.hly ,-uie Ih.'it the -\.v\. In Tree from illMc;i^e. •). One v.lioulil purchMNc n (pili-l d'l^r for a Iliird eliild. !>, One should buy M fimall dot: if -iiu- live:; in a ei-owili'd ar.-.a or fin apart tiifiit. «. A lidle lilftcn lllljrllt a|>pr-iil 'f it is not ||)nirtlc;il lo give a puppv. 7. If ii, pii|,|,y or Ulll.cn in nol a. suitable? pel we nuirgcsl r.'ildrish In Atty. Mat/kin Officer In New Waterbury Firm Atly. Ijrtwrcnco J, Mat.zkin of PlennMiil. View Bt.i'ecl, IH Hnrrntnry nl' n now firm, which haw filed a e«-H irienl e of orj^a ni7.nl ion with the iicerelary of titnle In llnrtforil. • ioldHnilth'ti fnr., 115 (.irnnd alroet, \Valerlmry, whir-li sellH paintora' mi],pileM. iia.K filed „ r-erUflculii lint.- iniv iiuthorl/.cd cupllnl nt $S,000. 'I'he Htim of $'1.51)0 hail hecm paid in eanh and $.'!,liOO in property. Other o'lTlrei-M are David Clnlilnmlth. jiroHldnnt; Manii'!l Weinman, treasurer, both of W/derbiiry. j a lialanred ar|iiai-iuin or ii liealt.hy canary In a cuKe. H. MI-M 'nunnaii f H .. Vii.ll, nirnr:- tor of PIdueatIon, < *<jiineethMit HH- Dlallc Sn.-lelv, licix -(ill Hla. A. Miirlfoi'd, 'i Conn, will lie .pUiiiiind to Hend a. jMunphlet. on the. earn of of n cat. or a dog and information about ||i (1 trent.menl of other pots. THE AMAZING AUTOMATIC ADDRESS and PHONE INDEX OlJC .V WolHllT llllN I tVIIHllllhlc roller nhcet fur l.'tt) cntrlcH—run !>!• used over and over a^iila. Won't xeilff or Iruy. I'rcsN -.he n>li-iiHi> liiiltnii _ if |.,,I| H litirli uiitiiinullitiilly. lOvi-ii |I:IN -l liaiuly Jieneil In (lie pull Imr! Slow, them HWH.V ;or »:hriH(niiiH .— Illi-y're ^irt-hoiced! NICICI.V I'ACKKII IN niCAHTrfin, JKWKI,KltS-STYI,K (JIKT IJOX. MAIL ORDERS ACCEPTED • 150 GRAND ST., WATERBURY Opp. Post Office HOWLAND-HUGHES "Woterbury's Friendly Department Store" Everybody's Santa Claus" STORE OPfcN THURSDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS TIL 8:45 ARROW 'DART' and 'DREW White Broadcloth SHIRTS These are the white shirts *;hat man of yours is hinting- for. Sparkling white broadcloth by Arrow. Designed with famous Mitoga cut body, tapered at the waist and sleeves, no starch collars and anchored buttons. San- forized too for permanent fit. Choice of "Dart" or "Drew." Sizes 14 to 17. 32 to 35. Sleeve Lengths "FASHION TOWNE" Rayon Gabardine SPORT SHIRTS These shirts have a place in every man's wardrobe. Can be worn for casual cfress or sport |weaij. Nicely tailored of sanforized vat dyed rayon gabardine, with two-way collar, double breast pockets, and ocean pearl button closing. Colors of Dark Green, Beige, Maroon, Navy, Grey, Rust, Light Green and Tan. Sizes Small, Medium and Large. DAILY DELIVERY TO NAUGATUCK TILL CHRISTMAS

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