Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 19, 1949 · Page 2
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PAC.F 2—NAr.ATI'CK NK\VS (ro.NN.). MONUAV, IlKC. In. DREW PEARSON ON "|"he WASHINGTON MERRY--GO--ROUND Drew Pearson Says: President Truman Still Broods Over Failure To Reappoint Leland Olds; Brass Hats Throw Competitive Bidding Out The Window; New Directive Will Put Tighter Restriction On Contract Information. Washington- President Trurr.an is still brooding over the licking he look trying to rcapcolnt I-,elajid OldU to the Federal Power Cam- Thouijh it'_3 .too late to change th'.' results, 'the President found anci;h« r letter endorsing Olds arul ^'•r.t it right uj> to tho Kt.'nate the r>ther dny. He scribbled an .-.ccom- j>p.nying note to Vi;.'e President B.irklcy. asking him to insert 'it in tho Congressional Record. Tin; letter in favor of the lost r.iusi- was written by Senator-elect Lfhm-in of Xew York to Ed Johnson of Colorado, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee which finally vetoed the Olds appointment. Johnson who war, against Olds, never made the letter public. But when the President, got hold of a copy, he .sent it to Barkley with a note "To !,he Vice President." scribbled on yellow scratch puper. "This is a copy of a letter Governor Lehman wrote Ed Johnson about Olds " wrote the President. "I don't think it saw daylight. Will you see that it goes in the record? We must have a complete record on this event 1IST." Note -vSince his appointment to the Federal Power Commission replacing Oids, Truman's old friend ex-Senator 1 Mon Wallgren, has gone back on him. .Recently Wallgren I voted to Rive electric power from IKIngman'H Canyon, in the central valley of California, to Pacific Gas and Electric, despite the fact that it. is Truman's fixed policy to favor public power in-this area. Brass Hats itn-l Hig Ulisincss Secretary of Commerce Sawyer published shocking figures recently about the growth of monopoly A PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT!! RADIO RADIOS RADIO-PHONOGRAPHS PORTABLES TOURNAMENT Beautiful clear, true tone. Flexo-Grip han- |dle. Consoltone*. In Walnut plastic. '271 s PACEMAKER Rich, poweiful tone— Pliarp positive tuning. Consoltone*. Long Dis- tiir.ce. Wavemajcnct*. In libony plastic New FM-AM Table Model WiUi "Cutaway" Clear, lilKli-fhi.'Illy lone. IJiiill In wnviiiiiii^tiirt. (Jablnut In swirl walnut. $49.95" BUY ON ASY TERMS WIN A NEW $1800 FORD CAR. COUPONS FREE WITH EACH DOLLAR CASH PURCHASE, CHARGE OR PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT!! $1995 $23995 OIll>EK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS DKMVKRY CANS INC. MAPLE ST. TEL. 3507 STORE OPEN TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY NIGHTS UNTIL 8:45 l'"ISKK Ut'SKS—BEACON FALLS TO NAIJGATUCK KVEHY NIGHT STORKS HKHK AUK OI'EN NIGHTS THIS WTCEK Girls Receive New Talking- Dolls Children of St. were f^ivcn bj HJCV. n, I,IN, .lUDY 1.15)0 1J1C 'unl's l.uth.'i-nn Church arc shown ub'ivo \\-\ih them iiew, wrtn'dnrfnl talking (lolls which Hiull(>y'u Fiirnitiiri- Store, Wnicrhury, at a rjre-ChrlHtmas Ket-toKcthcr at the home ...... i__ _ * t.j « .. ~. . .... ' . . * . '* **tn,L »i/ wifj nuiiiK OAH- . II. IlKKTHAM, pastor of St. Paul's Church. Shown from left to rlifht, r«>ar, arc IMAWE I)V KINSKI.. CIIKKYI, SIIRRWINDT, HAROI.n IIOI.MKS, general manager of Hndlcv'',; »J ORTKAM, I'ASTOK IIICKTUAM and BETTY KOMONDS. In front are 1JIMA ItUKSEK. „ and her cousin, RUTH IJUTWKI.LAS. both new arrlvuls from Germany, having onm'e here under the »ls- plnceil IVrmuiH Ac-l. S.'uU'd on tli« Hoor at right lire FKANK KDMONnS, ,IR. and STEPHEN SIIEIl- WINI1T. in the U. S. A. Yet not far away, in another Kovernmont buildinf,', Secretary Sawyer could find one rcaiion for monopoly. It Is the incorrigible, at timen illegal. deli!rmlnntlr>n of the armed forces to place (heir orders only with their old friends, tho blK corporations. All you need <lo is examine I he published fnnire.s of the itemed forces to see that, the average. btislno«s- mnn hns 710 more ehnnoe of j.f(!t- ting a ffovernmcnt contract than he has of maklnf? an atomic bomb. When you consider that military orders comprise the (jreat bulk of our (,'ltfantlc fedci-nl budget, yc.-ii can understand how tho company which feels on tin. inside wllli Inr- liruss huts, also getH the Inside on monopoly. Most, amaxlng IhinR is that the military appear to 1)r; violating' not only the spirit but the letter of the law regarding government purchases. That law (Public! )T,aw 423) IK supposed to provide all businessmen nn equal chance, through competitive bidding, to compete for government orders. However. It. specifics 17 minor exceptions where competitive bids are nr>t neci-RHiiry, and (he mlllf.nry hn-.-e now Hlrclnhnd tliewe exceptions lo cover HO pc>r cent, of all procurement. In ol her word.'), DO per cent nf all Army, Navy and Air Force cor, tracts arc now let by private negotiation with favored companies whlr-h have clone' business with 111" Pentagon building in tho pant. Uf- spite the law. competitive bidding is almost, completely out. the wpi- flow. No ICmorgRncy Now During the war, compclitivn bul- oing was abandoned on the excuse that speed was necessary. Hupc- contracts were let overnight on a cost-plus basis on tho plea that Vho 30-day period to receive bids meant. • oss or life. But today the; government is on a humdrum peacc-ttm" basis. Offices aren't open on Saturday. The brass lints get off for Kolf an extra aftc'ruoon a wct-h Stenographej'.., nt art powcJcrln" their ,noses at 4:2fi „. m . un ., there should be ample U, n ,. fo! . competitive bidding. Nevertheless, it remains n f,., c :. '.hat the big companies still have tile Innide track and get tnc contractj. st or One way n.ls 1« done is* by hTr >ng top Army-Navy executives to SCULLY, Florist Floweri, for Kvvry Occasion 4»0 l«.\I,n\VIN ST. Watorl/nrjr tEO T. SCtriLY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 6-7280 For The Best In Jewelry IC.HLTomlinson Nenry Building Naugatunk, Conn. FLOWERS For All Occwilon. KI.OWICR8 TKI,KOKAI'HKD MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 120 BlIUBEi: T*L B?25 BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 work for the big companies. Ha"- ing . been close to procurement while in the armed services, they know how to swing contracts to tho, private corporations they now work for. For Instance, able Oen. Harry Ingles, once In command of the Signal Corps, now works for the iUuiio Corporation of America, which manufactures n groat <\co' uf equipment for the Signal Cort-n. Or Adm. Andrew F. Cnrt.er, once executive officer of the Army-Navy Petroleum Board, now la employed by a subsidiary of tho Arnbiun- American Oil Co, which sells oil lo the Navy. Another way the big military orders aro controlled is by curtailing bid information. Naturally no company can get a military r-on- tract unless It known what contracts are open, and this Informa- tiuri is not easy to get. Furthermore, the proourpmriiit iirass hats have just drafted a new 'directive proponing even tighter restriction* on Information. Open Evenings EMBRUSKi n WA'I'KR I Vorih Main St. u,,|«,, city The droplets or water in a cloud | Gifts for Men and Boys are electrically charged. I .aaaa^^^^^Jl"" " jf* Northbound Buses Resume Old Stand Police Chief John J. Gormlc./ announced today that effective tomorrow CR&L, buBOH northbound from Now Haven will resume .stopping north of 'the Intersection of Main and Mnplo streets. For tibofi'. two weeks, these buses have been stopping south of the intersection. All> other northbound buses, except 'CR&iL. will continue to stop south of the intersection, Chief Gormiey said. MOIITIIOIJSK BUILT FirHt lighthouse on the Great Ijikes was built In 18.18. State Police Kids Party Swarmed; May Be Discontinued Wcstbrook, Dec. 19—(UP)—State poHco.,are discussing the possibility of dl»(?onlinulnK their annual Chrltit- mas party for children because it has become loo popular, Rome 5,300 «lftH w«re distributed n.t the affair yesterday, UK woll an fl.OOO bottles of pop, 4,000 cups of cocoa and 4,800 hot dogs. At the first party four years ago only 400 boys and girls turned out'. But this year's attendance was HO biff that two halls were used ,with entertainers shuttling between. The troopers say they may hold a summertime carnival instead, which cpuld be staged outdoors where there'd be room for everybody. COAL I' Jtuivi One-fifth of the British Isles' coal la produced In Wales. Marine Auxiliary Holds Xmas Party Approximately 100 members of the Naugatuck Valley Detachme-"., Marine Corps League, Ladies Aux Jllary and their families, attend.^ the fourth annual family Chris;man party Frldny night in Odn Fe'lowf. hall. The party was Hpu Mured by the. auxiliary. A covered dlHli n upper wcu nerved at 6 o'clock followed by visit from Santa ClaUK who 41 trlbuted gifts t o all those present. A puppet show was presented by Mi. and Mrs. Harold B. Daumo and music was provided by Mr. Mid Mrs. Earl White and family Mrs. Bertha Harper and Mm. Irma Caxlni were co-chairmen of Hut uffnlr VALLEY OFFICE SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT CO. Artist) Supplies, Sled Piling C'jiliiTicfs nndi Desks Adding Machines, Bookkeeping Systems, Etc. Op«n 'Til 9 P. M. Until Xmas HOBSON BLOCK iso CHURCH ST. 2nd Floor—Room 3 yrf. 7145 TY SALON :*W€*P GIVE HER A FOR A. LOVELY K A TU HA L-LOOKING PERMANENT WAVE Open Mon. Thru Sat. 9 A. M. to G P. M. Friday Nites Till !> P. M. 5522 NORMAN'8 BEAUTY SALON 87 MAPLE ST.; ^^ | Diamond Merchants For Three Generations * ' • ' • fdjr " " L " ^^^i^ makes it to give a Better Flawless cJiumond ring in platinum with 2 side ba- quettes Ladies wide- wedding band set with diamonds. I4K ;*old mounting 5175 ^"lawless Diamond Ing in ilatlnum with ' ildi monds (''lawless diamond rlnfe' In platinum with 2 .lido diamonds $500 i-adieu' 4 iliamond (WeddinK band lo mat.cn In platinum )il()0 Vittwlcss diamond solitaire In 14K ^dld mounting ' ,$2HO LitdiCK 1 woddlnK bund-to match. . .«'<15.00 Mitn'y wedding band to match ...S2Z.50 wlth bpr " 1(1<1 *>2-«> mounting Ladles' 6 diamond wedding Man's wedding band lo match. band to match ............ $85 (20.00 Prices Include The Federal Tax — Man's flawless diamond ring in heavy .HK gold mounting. EASY PAYMENTS INVITED: In ntkli- Uon to Hie customary KO-day c.lnirge ne- c.oiint, Mic.liai'lN invites divided piiymontH in Htnnll w<!i'kly or monthly iwiountH. MiehaclH makfis nvnilnblo, at 110 added coHt, t,hc, lowt-Nt ternm offered by fine jnwolcrs anywhore. Open Nights t?ntil 8:46 JEWELERS ... SILVERSMITHS SINCE 1000 38 BANK ST. AT CENTER ST., WATERBUBY

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