Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on December 27, 1949 · Page 2
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 2

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, December 27, 1949
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I'AGK 2—N.U'CJATrCK NKWS (COXN.), TUESDAY, DEC. 27, J!Mf) DREW PEARSON ON The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Senatorial Payrolls Again Public Knowledge; AEC Ponders How To Silence Chatty Officials; Navy Kept Busy Matching Russian Submarine Strength. Washington—To make it tougher for senators to conceal kickbacks. Secretary of the Senate L*es Biff'.e ha-s ordered to be published the najnes and salaries of everyone on Senators' payrolls. This information had always been available to the public until the Republicans took charge of Conproas in IMS. Then GOP Secretary of the Senate Can Loeffler issued a blackout order, suppressing information about Senators' employe?. This was about the same time this column was investigating- Congressman J. Parnell Thomas for accepting kickbacks from hn employes. Ixieffler admitted to this column that he had acted ur.on the orders of a mysterious senator whom he refused to identify. Later, when this column exposed what Loefflcr w>_» up to. Sen. Burnet Maybank, South Carolina Democrat, introduced a bill to force Loeffler to publish the names and :salaries of all sena'e employes. But Maybank's bill was suppresred by Republicans, didr.'t even get a hear- Xow. conscientious Les Biffle has countermanded loeffler's order and directed that all names and salaries must be published. Atomic Secrets The security-conscious Atomic Energy Commission is quietly wrestling with one of the most difficult secrecy problems in its brief and turbulent history. It's the problem of what action."if any, should be taken against higrh officials who casually pass out. for all the world to read, our most jealously guarded atomic secrets. Two recent examples of irre- I Christmas Gifts for the Home! Water Heaters f Kitchen Sinks S How About Your % POWDER KOOM? * Geo. Wigglesworth & Son. Inc. Maple St. Tel. 5263 24 Hour Service Jewelry Tomlinso FLOWERS For All Occ&slon. rtOWERS EVEBYWHEBE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP U» BtTBBER AVENUE T«L B3KU sponsible talking on the part of "responsible officials" have brought the whole problem to a head. Kirst, Sen. Edivvin Johnson, Dem.j Colo. f a member of the Congressional Atomic Energy Committee, blurted out details on the power of our present A.bomb and the newa that we are working: on a bom-b 1,000 times more powerful He added that our scientists hope to device means of prematurely exploding bombs headed our way. Second, Curtis Mitchell, former deputy director of information at the Pentagon, recently revealed that the U. S. Stockpiles of atom bombs are located in caves in the southwest. The latter was a secret, known to thi." columnist and others, but never before revealed until Mitchell burst into print. Much as the AEC worries about the safekeeping of its secrets, its experts have reluctantly concluded that nothing can be done to button the lips of high officials. The basis for this decision, in the case of Senator Johnson is two-fold: 1, Legal action against a high-ranking senator on the Congressional Atomic Committee might ra=-ult in severe Senate retaliation in the form of reduced appropriations, blocking of confirmations and time-consuming investigations; 2, to take action against Johnson would, in effect, tell the world that Johnson's story was true. The AEC-fully realize/5 that failure to take action against such violations may lead to the revelation of further details of our most | secret irrogram. Caught • in this | unhap'py predicament, the AEC has decided to keep its fingers crossed and do nothing. Russian Submarines It hasnt been getting the headlines of the unification row, but th? Navy has been quietly Breeding up preparations for submarine warfare. Russia is now reported to bo building 1,000 submarines—ail of them the la t e s t Nazi-design Schnorkel U-boat, capable of staying under water for several days without coming up to breathe. This is the type which -began to wreck American shipping again during the last few months of World War 11. The Navy's present problem is to outguess the Russians, since a sub's characteristics must be known before a sub killer can be designed to combat it. However, the undersea admirals believe they can keep abreast of Russian submarine design, and are even working- on a submarine to intercept othr-r submarines under the sea. At the start of the last war, the Navy was caught completely unprepared for submarine warfare and the losses were staggering. This time, elaborate preparations aer being made ,even in peacetime, for submarine attacks. Some of the Navy's plans remain secret but it is pern-usable to outline the following plan for sub defense: The seacoast will be sown with mines, harbor entrances screened with .-submarine nets, and harbor bottoms driven with spikes. Patrol planes and blimps will prowl for subs along- the coast. Spearheading the air patrol will be the Navy's twin-eng-ine P2V, which can fire machine gtiras, rockets, depth charges and toombs all at once. For long-range scoutin.g trips, the Navy will start production soon on a four-engine, armecl- to-the-teeth seaplane—the PB2Y Blimps, which can now be refueled at sea from tankers, will also play an important part in antisubmarine warfare. Reds Indict 12 Japs On Germ Warfare Plan Complaint Russia has surprised the West with .sensational new -war crimes charges against the Japanese. The sensational charges were broadcast to the world recently by Moscow Radio. The broadcast said 12 Japanese have been indicted for planning germ warfare against the Soviet Union in the last war. Western sources believe there is more than meets the eye in the charge. They point out that the Russian indictments have been revealed precisely at the moment when the Kremlin is being asked about the fate of 376,000 missing Japanese war prisoners. General Douglas MacArthur has requested an investigation by a neutral power. The Moscow Radio says the germ warfare plot was hatched by Japanese troops in 1935 and 1936 when all Japan was gearing for World War II. The broadcast charges that the 12 indicted Japanese actually waged some germ warfare and also made disease experiments on living human beings. The Russians say they got %vind of the germ warfare plot from witnesses questioned by the International Far East military tribunal in Tokyo. But a spokesman for General MacArthur's headquarters in Tokyo says a thorough check of Japanese files by our chemical warfare experts has turned up no evidence to support the germ warfare charges. And in Washington, the chief prosecutor at the Japanese war crimes trials, Joseph Keenan,,says there is no evidence the Japanese used germ warfare during World War II. End Hearings On Grand Central P. A. System Broadcasts New York, Dec. 27'—(UP)—The New York State Public Service Commission h.-i.s ended hfturlnKs on public address broadcasting in Grand Central Station. Commissioner George Arkwright, who conducted the three-day hearing, advised attorneys to submit briefs by Jan. 10. Arkwright will recommend to the full commission whether the broadcasts should be stopped. Some 200 user's of the Terminal had complained that music, news and advertising broadcast in thn station invaded their privacy and their right not to listen. The Nan- York Central Railroad, owner of the Terminal, says it necd.s the SW.OOG a year it gets from advertisers. The railroad also testfied that a survey made by Fact Findeix Associates, Inc., showed that nearly 85 per cent of the patrons v.-ere in favor of tho broadcasts. But witness, r>r. Paul LazarfeUl, Professor ut Columbia university and an expert on public opinion research, said the poll did not prove anything. Lnzarfeld said that the only thing the (poll might actually have showed was which advertisers had the 'best commercials. BUCKMILLER Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telenhone 4334 SCULLY, Florist Flowers for Every Occasion 480 BALDWIN ST. 1EO T. SCCIJLY, Prop. PHONE WAT. 5-7280 TAGGED TWICE Columbus, O. (UP) — An Ohio State University student made the mistake of parking in a restricted area- A parking ticket promptly appeared under his -windshield wi- <per. Next morning he drove downtown, parked his car and paid up at city hall. Returning to his car he found, tucked neatly under the windshield wiper, another parking ticket. Talking Bird Jolts Visitors By Talking Milwaukee CUP) — Some unsuspecting guest at the R. S. Wagner home here- is due for a jolt, especially if he drops in around the cocktail hour or shortly after. He is likely to hear a small voice chirping in his car, "Mj name i.s Christopher. What is your name " If no response other than a startled jerk results, the small voice may continue with "give me a Uiss." or start into Hamlet's soliloquy "To be or not to be." The Wagners' little pet in a tiny blue bird, a parakeet, which likes to sneak up from behind, peroh on a shoulder and "begin chatting. CUB PACK 10 Cub Pack 10, Cub Scouts, will meet tonight at 7 o'clock at the Immanuel Lutheran church .High street. A Christmas party -will follow the business meeting of the pack and all members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served at the party. HAS HIS DYING WISH FULFILLED Highway Department To Maintain State Park, Forest Roads (By United Press) Governor Bowles has signed into law a bill providing the state highway department to maintain and improve roads at state 1 institutions and in state pr.rks and forests. The Governor soys the measure I will serve to promote a more cco- ' I riomic uso of the states resources Upson Appointed To Seymour Board Bennett B. Upson, 139 West Church street, Seymour, has been named by the board of selectmen of that town to fill the uncxpired term of Percy D. Chamberlain on the "Seymour Housing Authority. Mr. Chamberlain resigned his post Doc. 1 becaul?*: of ill health. Announcement of IMr. Upson'.s appointment was made by Stanley NOI.I.K Bertrand I^abbcy. 28. of 63 Arch street, was granted a nolle on pay- ent of $0 when he appeared before Judge James R. L/iwlor in Wnter- bury City Court Saturday on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without firGt obtaining a :i- ccnse. The of Thom.iH Parli.-i. Salnm road, charged with rrckics.s driving ,w;ts continued to Jan. 4. Zabrocky, chairman of the author- KXPERT BODY WORK Complete Fainting Facilities Wrecker and Towing Service Estimates Furnished Budget Plan Available The Naugatuck Fuel Co. FORD DEALER Phone &236 NEW 1949 PHILCO REFRIGTEBATOB $199.50 7 Cu. Ft. — 5 Year Warranty $20 Down . . . S2 Weekly NEW YEAR'S EVE WAVERLY INN DANCING FROM 10:00 P. M, TO 3:00 A. M. Reservations: Cheshire 344 S7.00 Per Person Plus Tax *13 XO. MAIN ST. UNION CITI Phone 64B1 15 CHURCH ST. TEL. M90 Open Friday Till 8 P. M. MALE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR WORK IN LIQUOR DEPARTMENT Many Benefits as:— 5 Day Week Good Starting Wage Sick Benefits Hospitalization Group Insurance Vacation With Pay Apply A & P Personnel Dept. 487 GREENWICH AVE. NEW HAVEN, CONN. THURSDAY, DEC. 29TH 9 A. M. to 1 P. M. IYING IN HIS HOSPITAL BED in St. Paul, Minn., Nicholas Pastoret, 78 : proudly holds the American flag after being granted his U.S. citizenship papers. Dying of cancer. It was Pastoret's wish to die as an American. He has lived in the U.S. for about 25 years. (International Soundphoto) Starts Life Anew ChickenpOX Most Prevalent Disease In State This Week for building' and maintaining roads. Up to now, Bowles says various state egencies have been required to build and maintain their own roads, resulting' in wasteful duplication. .One of the objections to the bill was that it would place the highway department in the position of having to meet the demands of any other state agency for road building or maintenance work. The Governor said that state of- ficals would protect the highway department against unseasonable and excessive demands. BEFORE the Nazis seized Iiis fortune, George Mamrolh, 54, was president o£ the Mamroth Bank of Berlin and member of. one of the richest German families, according to the Hebrew "-Immigration Aid Society. Arriving penniless in the U.S., he is shown starting lire all over ns a counterman in a Brooklyn luncheonette. (Internationall Chickenpox was the most •prevalent disease within Connecticut dii'-inj? the wi:uk just, ended, according to the snmimnry of rtjport- abto issued by the state department, of health. Cases of this disti>;,:e dropped from 143 to 95 during- the past seven days. Whooping cough, which was the most prevalent disease last week, declined shai'fly from 146 to 82 ca- srj, while mumps cases dropped from 6-V to 42. gonorrhea cases fii>m 20 to 19, and those of syphilis frc-m 19 to 18. Scarlet fever cases remained at 12 again this week, and stro'ptococeal sore throat L :£io.s at two. Broncho pneumonia increased within the state from 39 to 47 cases this week, a.nd measles cases i from 17 to 27. At the same time, oroos of lobar pneumonia increased from seven to 13, ipolio- myelitis cases from three to 10, 'German measles cases from one tP six, and cases o. f diphtheria a n il m-enintrocoocal meningitis i-firh from none to one. This was l.ho first diphtheria case recorded wilhin the state since the week of October 24. For the fourth consecutive week, Connecticut was without a case of typhoid fever. CUMBERSOME tOOT Alliance, Nob. (UP) — Police su c .:ipectcd someone who doesn't like to wash dishes in a theft here. A housewife reported her automatic dish-washer missing. Plans For Elks' Annual New Year's Eve Ball Completed Plans for the annual New Year's Eve dance o f the Naugatuck Lodge, Elks, have been completed, according- to James Wrinn, chairman of the arrangements' committee. The dance will be held Saturday evening, with dancing from 9:30 until 3 o'clock. :Music will be by Jerry %Vulenz's orchestra. A dinner will be served promptly at 12:30 o'clock. Tickets may be secured from any member of the committee or the club steward. 5 vi •• ' Members of the committee in addition to Mr. Wrinn are: Bernard E. Lindahl Riter E. Hughes, John E. Ash, Jeremiah L. Callahan, Jr., Edward J. Aurisch, D. Emmet Shea, Clarence Green, John F. McGroary, S amuel Tummarello, Edgar Leach, Elmer E. Carroll, Van Jones and Leo Evans. Exchange Slate To Be Presented The safety award program of the Naugatuck Exchange Club will be discussed at tonight's meeting of the club at 6:15 o'clock in Hall's Restaurant. Among those who. will speak are State Trooper Edward J. Dooling and William Green of the State Highway Safety Commission. President Peter Wtelocki also announces that a slate of officers for the coming year will be submitted by the nominating committee. NAUGATUCK CHEMICAL CUSTOMERS ARE BUYING MORE AND MORE OF OUR. PRODUCTS GROWTH OP NAUGATUCK CHEMICAL IS GOOD FOR NAUGATUCK. Naugatuck Chemical DIVISION OF UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY "Serving Through Science" IS. F Good rich j FIRST IN RUBBER TIR LOWEST PRICES — ALL SIZES PAY ONLY $1 DOWN $1 A WEEK FREE PARKING AND TIRE MOUNTING IN REAR OF OUR STORE Lincoln © Si ore WEST MAIN Real Truck Bargains 1949 Chevrolet 2 ton 12' Stake Truck Very low mileage—good as new — only $1500.00. 1947 Ford J / 2 ton Pickup — Excellent con dition—only $750.00. New Ford Bonus Built Trucks from 4700 to 21500 Ibs. vehicle weight. 87 Church St. The Naugatuck Fuel Co. Fard Dealer PROPERTY TAX NOTICE The 5 mill District No. 2 tax on the Grand List of Oct. 1st, 1948 is due 1 for payment Dec. 31st, 1949, If not paid by Jan. 31, 1950 interest will be charged at the rate of 6% per annum from Jan. 1st, 1950 to date of payment. The tax collector's office is open 9 to 12 A. M. and 1 to 5 P. M. Monday through Friday and 9 to 12 A. M. on Saturdays beginning Dec. 31st through Jan. Dated at Naiigatuek, Conn., Dec. 23rd, 1949. JOHN U. FERRIS, Tax Collector. AT FREEDMAN'S NOW GOING ON!! WE MUST REDUCE OUR STOCK BEFORE INVENTORY!! LADIES COATS, SUITS, DRESSES 2,0% to 35% off GIRLS AND BOYS COATS, LEGGIN' SETS and SNOW SUITS 2O% to 35% off This Also Includes Infants Snow Suits and Pram Suits ALL SALES FINAL! 191-199 Church Street Naugatuck

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