Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on April 2, 1951 · Page 2
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 2

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, April 2, 1951
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PAGE 2—NAPCATUCit NEWS (CONN.), MONDAY, Al'KIL 2, 1951 WASHINGTON COLUMN By PETER EDSON NBA Staff Correspondent •""•^•^^^^^^^^^SS5^55^S55S3SS5S^555SSSSSSI^3S President Has Bigger 'Family' Than Most People Think Washington—(NEA)—When President Truman at Key West said hia house was clean and always had been, he^ vms covering quite a lot of official family. The President made thtg remark in reply to a crack by Sen. William Knowland of California. The senator had said in a Senate speech 'that the President ought to come home and clean house. The- President came home a little early, all right, but he says it -wasn't for that. Senator Knowland was complaining : about the Maj.-Gen. Harry Vaughans, the Donald .Dawsons," the E. Merl •youngs and the. RFC directors whose antics have been the 'subject of so much Senate investigation. Nevertheless, few people realize how big the President's official White House family has become, and who all is in it. • There are more than 1500 peopl in what's known as "the Executiv Office of the President." This in eludes White House guards, gard eners, domestic servants, clerk and secretaries—with, and withou mink coats. It includes more thai 500 people in Bureau of the Bud get, another 500 in the new defens setup. The Executive Office organ! zation also includes Central Intel ligence Agency, but no information ban even been given out on how many people work for CIA. . In the White House staff proper there were 324 employes as of Jan 3. Many of them don't work in the White House. Some are in the east wing of the Executive Man sion; where "the" assistant to the President, Dr. 'John R. Steelman hangs out. Most have slopped over into what used to be the old State Department building' but is now the Executive Office - building across the street from' the west wing of the White House, where the President has his office. BUT ONLY 26 KATE Of the White House staff, there are perhaps 25 people who rate as important. With only a few exceptions, they are all government career men who have come up from the ranks. None was particularly distinguished before coming to Washington. The exceptions are chiefly, these: C. E. Wilson, director of Defense Mobilization. W. Averall Harrirnan, coordinator of foreign policy. I>t. Gen. Walter B. Smith, director of Central Intelligence. W: Stuart Symington, head of National Security Resources Board (NSRB). But Mr. Symington's job has been chopped down since Mr. Wilson came to town. President Truman has no "brain trust" in the sense that President Roosevelt had ^ onj t There is no board of super-strategy that meets like a politburo to decide what shall be done. Closest thing to it is the National Security Council.'By law it consists cf the President, Vibe President (Barkley), Chairman <of NSRB (Symington), Secretaries of State (Acheson) and Defense (Marshall). Its executive secretary is now James S. Lay, Jr. Adm. Sydney W. Souers, a Mis' souri crony of the President's, formerly had this job and before that he was Director of Central Intelligence. The President still consults him. The President also consults Fleet Adm. William T>. Leahy, former Presidential Chief of Staff, though he is officially retired. SOME COMB DALLY OTHERS WEEKLY The President sees C. E. Wilson practically every day they are both in town. Secretaries Acheson and Marshall, Chairman Symington of NSRB. And Chairman William J. Boyle of Democratic National Committee have standing.- weekly appointments with the President, see him oftner on special appointment. Gen. Omar Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or Lieutenant-General Smith of "CIA brief the President almost daily, though not on a regular fixed schedule. The National Security Council meets once a week, congressional SKILL EM Typing & Shorthand Get* Jobs -Hold* Jobs Send for Information' Post Junior CoDege 24 Central Ave, Waterbury FLOWERS rot AII FLOWKHS TEC&a MELBOURNE'S For The Best la Jew C.H.Tomlinson Neary Bnlldlnr Nauratack, Conn. Democratic leaders meet with th President once a week. The Cabine meets twice a week. Incidentally every cabinet office has change two or three times since Truma became President. • • < i Cabinet members are urged t bring up matters of national in terest. But they are seldom polle and they never vote on an issu •to determine policy. The Presideh makes the decisions. But he ca sometimes be talked out of a di cision he is about to make. The "palace guard" at the Whit House consists entirely of th President's personal staff of assis tants. These are the men who mee with the President nearly ever morning at 10: W. Averell Harriman, who serv es without pay, and the two $20,OOC a-year men, Dr. Steelman an Charles S. Murphy, presidentia counsel. Then the three $18,000 sec retaries: Matthew J. Connell (appointments), William D. Has sett (correspondence) and Josep H. Short (information). The Pres ident's chief clerk is William J Hopkins. Six $15,000 special assistants ar authorized, but only four have bee appointed: David H. Stowe, Georg M. Elsey, Donald S. Dawson an< David K. Niles. Dawson handle personnel and is the man wantec for testimony by Senator Ful bright's RFC investigation. Students Campaign For 'Borough Offices' With Strong Action Over 300 Naugatuck High school students have registered to vote in he coming elections to he held April 4 in the high school. Another 200 are expected to register for the fouth and Gbverment program sponsored by the Alpha Hi-Y and he Jr. Chamber of Commerce After the elections are held, winning candidates will "take over" for a day all offices in the borough. Members of the National and American parties are carrying on an active campaign to recruit votes, for their candidates. The National party, favoring the proposed charter of Naugatuck as part of its platform, has Kenneth Smith up for the office of warden. The American party, which opposes he charter revision plan, supporting Thomas Fitzgerald warden candidate. Both parties are displaying posters, holding rallies and distributing leaflets to prospective voters. The campaiign activity is limited to the hifrh chool. Voting will be done on machine at the high school. Party members are explaining the voting procedure o the students. -. Miss Mary Emerson, high school eacher, and Wes ' Cady of the YMCA are advisors to the student roups. VFW Auxiliary 'arty Tomorrow The spring card and bingo party, ponsored by the Ladles' auxiliary t Crusader post, Veterans of For- ign Wars, will be held tomorrow vening at 8 o'clock in the VFW !ome on Rubber avenue, with the ublic invited to attend.- Bingo and all types of card games ill be played and individual table rizes awarded. Door prizes also ill be presented and refreshments Tved. Madeline Schaff is chairman of le arrangements committee, as- isted by Julia Smey, Josephine ierber, Rose Zigler, Josephine Behlman, Joan Weaving and Elna •louse, ex officio. TA Executive iroup To Meet A meeting of the executive com- littee of the Centra! avenue school ^arent-Teacher association will be eld tonight in the principal's of- Ice of the new school. Plans will be completed for the ard party to be held in the school uditorium Wedensday evening, il 25. The group also will dis- ; uss plans for entertaining the graduating class. • ' < CHINA INN 41 Harrison Ave. Waterbnry, Conn.' Chow Mein To Take Out • Family Dinners—Tues to FrL . 11 a. m. to 10 p. m. • :. Sat 11 a. m. to 12 p m. Sun. 12 a. m. to 12 p. m. noon TELEVISION SWAN'S and aarrtoe Btootrlcal Contractor* Sine* 1MB IS CEDAB ST. — TEX. 2B74 ALTON rams oo. Plumbing and Heating Contractor* 85 Tear* Experience TeL Naufatuck 62» For fmmodlatft and Efficient Sorvtee Three Persons Die In Highway, River Weekend Accidents (By United Press) Connecticut's weekend death tol numbered three persons today, two highway fatals and one drowning-. The highway accident took place at New Haven. A Northford couple Mr. and. Mrs. Charles E. Bitzer were trapped in their flaming auto mobile but two other Northford persons escaped with injuries. Their automobile hurtled into a railroad trestle abutment, turned on its side and burst into flames. At Cornwall, an ill-fater attempt to "run the rapids" of the Housatonic river led to the death of E 28-year-old New York man. Authorities are still searching the swollen river waters for the body of Am old Newmark. His wife was hauled from the water by passing motor ists, after their Kayak capsized. In other highway news, five New Britain residents escaped serious injuries when their automobii- turned over several times on the Wilbur Cross parkway at Meriden Mr. and Mrs. Constant Sziabowsk are hospitalized. Three other per sons, including their 15-year-old daughter, sustained minor injuries Two teen-age boys narrowly es caped drowning la the Connection river at East Hartford in another weekend boating mishap. Bruce S. Twombley, 16, of Eas' Hartford and 13-year-old William J. Walsh of Bridgeport were hauled from the waters by a young Weth ersfield boy anct his father. The pair were clinging to a partly sub merged tree when rescued after the sinking of an apparently abandonee duck iboat in which they had set sail. The rescuers, were 15-year-old Robinson W. Buck, and his father Henry W. Buck, both of Wethersfield. Accuses Hershey Of Breaking Word (By United Press) A New York Republican accuses Draft Director Lewis Hershey -of breaking his word to high school graduates not yet in college. Representative W. Sterling Colo says Hershey had sent the House Armed Services Committee a letter promising that the new draft leferment test would be given to ligh school graduates accepted for .he next college year. Cole, a committee member, says he'll try to hold Hershey to the letter. Hershey has announced that the new draft deferment test will be given only to those who have already begun college work. BED AID (London)—British and French newspapers- say that Soviet paratroops and planes are in Albany to help fight anti-communist guerrillas. The report is supposed to have come from Yugoslav communist, but the Yugoslav News Agency has not carried any such dispatch whitin the past 24, hours. APPEABS TUESDAY Angela Grant will appear in Wa- crbury Superior court Tuesday norning before Judge James E. Murphy. The New York woman is accused of taking $5,000 in a wal- et switch from a Waterbury woman. She was extradited from New York to Waterbury. COST ACCOUNTANTS The Waterbury Chapter of the Vational Association of Cost Ac- ountants will hold the final ses- ion of its Forum Discussion Series, Tuesday, April 3, at the Hotel Eloh. Dinner will be served at 6:30 m. The regular discussion period ill follow at 7:30 p. m. Eastern Star Chapter Jnstalls New Officers w. Klngcnberg Photo New officers of Evergreen; chapter, Order-of Eastern Star, who recently were installed in ceremonies conducted by Mrs. Clara Huntley cf OWLyme, past grand matron. WAC Recruiter Due In Waterbary Waterbury 'area women interested in serving with the Women's Army Corps and th'e Women's Air Force may apply or ask question about the services from Sgt.-First llass Gladys.M. Zirn, WAG-rec'ruit- ir, who will,-be • at the AritiyAiard Air Force Station, 140 Grand/'street, Waterbury, on April '9. S£t. Zlrri has been in the service since 1944. Applicants must pass , 'physical and mental requirements,-must be >etween 18 and 35 years of age, high school graduates and unmarried. N SHAPE—Florence Chadwick is set for her daily drill< ri>a New York hotel pool. Miss Chadwick works .out for three or four hours. TKe .San Diego, ?alif., mermaid is getting ready o swim the English Channel again—this time from England o France. She set a women's record the other way last summer. (NEA> If If s Anything for Your Floor Call A R K A Y FLOOR COVERINGS SO Diamond St Tel. 6913 PTA Plans Card 'arty, Meeting A meeting of the executive committee of the Prospect street school Parent-Teacher association was leld recently at the home of Mrs. Don Powell, East Waterbury road, ^resident, at which time plans were made for 'a card party to be leld April 16 with Mrs. - Russell Palmer as chairman. Those attending are asked to furnish their own cards and card tables, if possible. A meeting of the' unit will be held this evening, at which time a nominating committee will be named to select officers and an auditor. Dr. Henry Talbot will present a motion pitcure, "Human Growth." 0k Officers To Be Installed April 3 Naugatuck Lodge of Elks will in stall its newly elected officers a the next meeting to be held 10 morrow evening, at 8 o'clock in the lodge rooms, Louis G. Triano exalted ruler, announced today. \ The following will be inducted Edward V. Fox, exalted ruler ^ John E. Ash, esteemeu leading i knight; Riter E. Hughes, esteemec loyal, knight; Leo Evans, esteemed lecturing knight; .John F. Me Groary, secretary; James M. Wrinn treasurer; Leo J. Happy, tiler John H. Breen, three-year trustee Edward V. Fox, grand lodge dele gate; Bernard E. Lindahl, alternate grand lodge -delegate. Past District Deputy Arthur W Swan of the Naugatuck lodge wil be appointed by District Deputy Robert Sullivan as installing officer The dinner after the 'meeting is in charge of Edward Hennessey The Road to Failure is Paved with Wasted Assets GEORGE S.JVW COMPANY Du* Eastern Division 122 last 42nd Street. Hew Y«k 17, H. Y. Established 1925 When you use an "ADAPTED", lawn Seed, you're using seed 'specially blended to meet' your Iceal conditions of soil and, climate. That's the safest .] way to make sure you get the best lawn possible. Don't experiment! Turf-Maker has been p.'oven best. Rolling? Seeding? Feeding—ask lor your copy of Woodruff* "BITTER LAWNS MAN. UAL" to explain how and why! LAWN ROLLERS AND FERTILIZER SPREADERS GARDEN LIME Naugatuck Hardware Co. Mr. Triano said that Raymond St. John, chairman of the St. Patrick's Dance reported a social and financial success- from the affair. The newly elected officers of the Past . Exalted Rulers Association of Naugatuck, are: George A. Kelly, president,, Edward J. Aurisch vice-president; John F. McGroary secretary; James M. Wrinn, treasurer. .:- . BULGE TO EAST Rio d'e.- Janeiro—-Brazil's bulky bulke toward Africa pushes out into the Atlantic until it is about 2,600 miles eastward of New York City 189. Church Street Tel. 5212 [>> WOQjjRltfF SEED GROWS; REItfR LAWNS ' -' -"•. '-* •'. •' - . .-. x t,.. v~r i,«, . .i^T, '*•' Vj'JyiVjJ V" "-"" •" '• ""• " Engineer Balks Would-Be Holdup (By United Press) A Boston holdup man will walk the other way when he sees Chester McDermott of Stratford coming his way the next time. Police say that McDermott, a 58- year-old New Haven Railroad engineer, tossed a would-be holdup man through a plate glass window when attacked In Boston's back •bay section. The holdup, man, battered and bleeding, • fled w:ien ' McDermott stooped to retrieve his wallet. ' No Deportation aw For Costello (By Onited Press) The justice department says it can't find a.ny law which could be used to'deport gambler Frank Costello to his native Italy. The department's'finding was in reply to a request by Senate Crime investigators. . Several committee members had suggested' Costello's possible deportation after the group named Costello as co-leader with Joe Adonis of one of the nation's, two major crime syndicates. . . Where Else? YOUR MONET BUYS MORI Looking at it from any angle ...YOUR BEST BUY IS TELEVISION FREE HOME RiA L LOWEST POSSIBLE TERMS SYLVANIA 14" Mahogany Tobl. 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