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WASHINGTON COLUMN By PETER EDSON NBA Staff Correspondent U. S. Wheat Gift To India Is Not In The (Burlap) Bag Washington—(NEA)—The big 75 million bushel—$190 million—U S. wheat gift to relieve Indian famine seems to have got all fouled up in a gunny sack. One principal uource of opposition to this grant now >'. seems to be coming from the .U. S. V, burlap importing industry. y Ups and downs of burlap and t jute imports into the United States provide a fascinating case history i of how things can get in a mess 1 when this country is dependent on a foreign source for its entire supply of an essenial commodity. And in a defense economy like today's, burlap Is increasingly important. This is also a prime example of what the U. S. is up against in trying to barter for defense raw materials. Up until a few weeks ago, India had burlap under strict export price controls and allocations. By a system of licenses, the Indian government attempted to see that all its customers got a fair share of available supplies. Price controls were kept on because the Indians knew that if prices were allowed it to advance, paper and cotton might become competitive and the world burlap market would disappear. Under price controls and allocations, however, the United States felt it wasn't getting all it wanted. There was a strong feeling among U. S. importers that if controls were taken off, U. S. dollars would be able to go into the market and get all they wanted. There was a. horrible example staring the industry in the face on FLOWERS All FLOWERS TEXEOBAJcJUBD EVEBTTVHEKE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP U» BTCBH&S A VENTTB Tel 5228 . ... i what had happened in short staple cotton, which the U, S. imports in quantity from India for surgical dressings. It, too, had been under allocation and price control. When the controls were lifted, other countries got into the world market first and beat the U, S, importers to the supply. But this warning heeded. • On July 1, 1949, 40-inch, 10-ounce burlap sold for 18.25 cents a yard, delivered in the U. S. This price \ncluded\a small Indian government, export tax. The U. S. wholesale price then varied from 18.35 to 18.75 cents a yard. This was a mark-up of from one-tenth to one-half cent a.yard. And on this profit everybody was happy. The , Indian government's Calcutta ceiling price at this time was 15.85 cents a yard, including export tax. This price held until about last October. Then- the Korean war began to put such a heavy demand on burlap that the U. S. price jumped to 31 and 32 cents a yard. '•.... This tremendous jump in the American importer's profits naturally made the Indian exporters sore. They wanted some of this easy money. So .last October the Italian government, jumped the ceiling price from 15.85 to 18;25 cents a yard, including tax. And ast January they jumped the price again to 22.70 cents a yard. Instead of the American price taking corresponding jumps, it held steady. This indicated that the price was just about as high as the traffic, would bear. U. S importers were still making nearly 10 cents a yard profit; Still a scream went up from the trade that they were being squeezed by the Indians, that the export tax was too high, and that the U. S. government ought to do something. When the wheat deal. came up for famine relief, there 'was a natural opposition from the burlap importers. No free wheat till India's burlap export tax was lowered. If the U. S. trade had been content to take a reasonable mark-up and help keep the price down, there wouldn't have been all this ruckus But on March 10, 1951, India fi- nally took off all controls on bur .lap exports. The price in Calcutta jumped to 32 cents. This was the free market that the American trade had looked at so longingly in the past year. But the price was now so high that U. S. im porters had to stop buying. The outlook now is that the bur lap market will stay in a highly confused state at least till June when the new jute crop comes in Under the Indian-Pakistan trade agreement signed in February, Pak- sitan is to furnish a million tons of raw jute to Indian mills by June I, with another two million tons in the following year. This should increase supplies considerably, and maybe help bring prices down. Much has been made of reported barter deals between Communisl China, Russia and India. India has agreed to swap jute for 50,000 tons of Chinese rice and a like amount of Russian heat. The Indian "side of the story is that this is a quality of jute which the U. S. market wouldn't take. And India has to have food. If it can't get it from the U. S. it must patronize others. As for the United States making a similar barter deal with India— .wheat for jute, manganese, monazite sand or what have they—that is ruled out as "state trading" of the type used by Hitler and the Communist countries, and a violation of every principle of free market world trading which the private enterprise system stands for hotel of distinction Country r like quiet just a fe H blocki from Radio City, Delightfully comfort- oble accommodations...many air-conditioned suitej... television available in all roomj. free Swimming Pool—Roof Garden.., Restaurant...Coffee Shop ... Cocktail Lounge. Moderate Rates. 330 EAST 56th STREET Cross StSchool Cafeteria Menus Menus for the Cross street school cafeteria this week are as follows: Tuesday, iced tomato juice, home baked pea beans with pork Boston style, frankfurter rings, sweet garden relish, shredded cabbage and carrot salad, cherry ci'trus compote, milk. Wednesday, New England boiled dinner with corned beef, white and dark bread, molded cocoa pudding with vanilla sauce, milk. S Thursday, orange juice, baked sliced picnic ham, buttered green beans, baked potato and butter, French dressing, bread anT butter" dessert, milk. ' Friday, tunafish and noodle cas- «Ei e> ^"°£,* to .™ a ' toes . ™ Wet Record As the Mississippi rlvor reached a record of the upper Mississippi Valley was under water, feet in * Daffodil Home Nursing Course )f Red Cross Opens Tomorrow Night A trained person in every family will be the object of a series of classes in first aid, home nursing and Civil Defense starting, tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock in the American Red Cross chapter house, Church street. The Red Cross is expanding its program on a nationwide basis, Mrs. Ralph Fulton, chairman of the Home Nursing Service said. The expansion is made at the request of Civil Defense authorities, she said. The trained person in every family will provide enough community service workers in the borough in the event of an emergency, Mrs. Fulton pointed out. Classes will be held, every Tuesday and Friday in the afternoon and evening-. B;veningr classes will be.instructed by Jane Foy and the afternoon classes will be in charge of Jeanette St. John. Supplementary Civil Defense class- s will be held every Wednesday for advanced students, Mrs. Fulton said. -. (NEA Tolc P h °t°) ° lty IOOKe(1 "*> ^^i^- Good timing gets good results Good timing is the secret of good party-line service too when each porry allows time between calls and keeps calls brief. ' , r You're shoring . .. with national defense Your telephone company has added more telephones in the past five years than in its first 48 years. We plan to' continue building as fast as the national emergency permits. I Meanwhile, the demands for telephone service are steadily j rising ... for the military ... for war industry . . . for.; civilian defertif. ' ' " . "„".""•"":.""' ; "W«terbury'» Friendly Department Store" Presents,. For The First Time In Waterbury THE WORLD'S GREATEST SCALE MODEL CIRCUS Hopalong Cassid^'s Miniature Circus IT'S FREE... IT'S SENSATIONAL IT'S TUBS. THRU SAT., 9:30-5:45 IT'S ON OUR FOURTH FLOOR ROWLAND - HUGHES Two Injured In Fall From Truck Seymour A four-year-old boy, William Jacobs, son of Mr and Mrs. Max Jacobs/ proprietors of Jacobs' Market, Second ;street, and Louis Buonocore, 18, of 87 Bank street, were Injured Friday afternoon when they fell out of a panel delivery truck which Mrs. Jacobs was operating. The accident occurred when Mrs. Jacobs was starting to drive the truck away from the area where it was parked near the store, Officer Salvatbre Feducia, who is investigating the accident, said. Both boys were taken to Griffin hospital. The .Jacobs boy was released Sunday !n good condition, and.Buonocore is reported "in fairy good condition" by hospital authorities today. Rotary Club State Highway Department Commissioner G. Albert Hill will be the guest speaker at Tuesday evening's meeting of the Seymour Rotary olub at 6:15 o'clock at Joe's Res- aurant. He will speak on "The D roposed Highway from Seymour o Ansonia." Comsr. Hill will be the guest of Town Clerk Richard K. Pearson. Teen-Town Discontinued he weekly Saturday night Teen- Town in Clark Memorial auditorium, sponsored by the Seymour Recreation association, has been discontinued for the spring and summer, and the program will be resumed in the fall. 28tlr Anniversary Court St. Rita, Catholic Daughters of America, will observe their 28th anniversary with a banquet at Oakdale Tavern, Wallingford, on May 22 Dinner will be served at 7 o clock and an entertainment program will follow. Reservations should be made as soon as possible with Mrs. Marv Blythe or Mrs. Mary Barto, y _ Bloodmobile Visit T f eRed .Cross blpodmobile will visit Ansonia on Friday, May 18, and Seymour residents are asked to donate blood at that time. Headquarters for the bloodmobile will chu^ £r,o£ r * n SSTES 10 until 3 o'clock. All blood' donated will be distributed among .ne armed forces and at the ~ fin hospital at no cost. Engektad Planning To Attend Chamber Meet In Washington Melvin P. Engelstad, executive vice-president of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce, will be among those attending the annual meeting of the U. s. Chamber of Commerce scheduled April 30 May 1 and 2 in Washington, D, C. Connecticut will be represented at the national convention by A. T Pierson of New^Haven, having been appointed national councillor by Connecticut Chamber of Commerce .President George M. Williams. Other delegates from Connecti- !Ut will include Millard Bartels, Wallace E. Campbell and Edward J. Martin, all of Hartford; Robert P. Stacy of Waterbury; Frank H. Lee, Jr., of'Danbury, and William B. Cafky of Hartford. Gandolfo Completes Army Leader Course (Special To The News) Fort; Knox, Ky.—Cpl. John A. Gandolfo, 21, formerly from 71 Aetna street recently was graduated from the Army Leader's Course Father Hastillo Addresses Catholic School Teachers \ "Almighty God is telling us to awaken to the fact that these times are of terrible significance," the Right Rev. Monsignor John . J. Hayes, chancellor of the Diocese of Hartford told .120 Catholic school teachers in a talk at the first anniversary banquet of the Aquinas Guild recently in Shelton. The Rev. Stanley Hastillo, spiritual director of the Guild declared, "There is no greater power lor ?ood than a good teacher with high ideals in the classroom." ' • Quoting from the prologues of Hamlet and Romeo nnd .Juliet lines, Monsignor Hayes said that he is frightened by the fact that great and terrifying, events in 'the •world seem to have no proper impact upon the 'minds and hearts of the people. Father Hastillo said-that the deterioration of the moral fibre of society did not "just happen" but was planned by atheists and agnostics who made it their business to reach as many people with their destructive ideas as they possibly could. He said the world is sick with secularism, which he defined as "practical forgetfulriess of God in our daily lives." GOP, Democratic Town Committee Schedule Meetings The Republican and Democratic town committees will meet this week to continue preparations for the May 7 biennial election. Stuart M. Boyd, chairman of the GOP committee, will conduct a meeting of that group tonight at 8 o'clock in the town ball court room and Wednesday evening, Joseph L. Dmneny, chairman of the Democratic committee, will.be in charge of a session of that group at 8 o'clock in the borough courtroom. Both parties are discussing absentee ballots, getting the vote out on election day and other matters pertaining to the election. GRANTEE- PATUNT James W. Adams of Seymour has been granted a patent for preparation of synthetic rubber-carbon black mixtures, which has been assigned to the U. S. Rubber Co according to a list of patents issued by the U. S. Patent Office and compiled by the office of Harold G. Manning, Waterbury. Organized Reserve .H Plan Presented to House Committee A plan for maintaining a strong organized reserve has been presented the House Armed Services Committee by the Defense Department, according to Representative James T. Patterson, who explains that the plan takes into consideration the enactment of. the Universal Military Training- bill. Mr. Patterson says that the plan will provide _the first real assurance that veteran reservists will not have to be called again whenever the country is confronted with a sudden emergency. He. called the situation which prevailed after the outbreak of war tn Korea "extremely unfair," when people were called to service without regard to occupational status.or family Ucs. The representative says. "The reserve program is designed to guari antee the burden of national de- fence in an emergency will be fair-' ly shared so that the same men will not have to carry the load over and over again. Under the program which is suggested, all younc men, after their Universal Military Tramng service, will take their places in the reserves. The reserve forces will consist of the ready reserve, the stand-by reserve, arid tne retired reserve." Mr. Patterson says' the important thing is that the calling up of men in a period of naional emergency would be on a systematic basis and "the inequities which are occurring since the Korean war would not be repeated." Mr. Patterson says that present plans, which might be changed, call for the Army to start releasing enlisted men in September; who were called to active duty from the inactive reserve; Marine Corps to start releasing its inacive reservists in June this year, and Navy and Air Force to begin releasing inactive enlisted reserves in July of this 1800. - u !' e House was John Adams, in For The Best In Jewelry iC.H.Tomlinsonl Neary Building Conn. Birth HiErh rfr d ^ Anthonv Altieri, 43 f B * ^ t !.. an " ou '?«' th * °irth of o ONE EMULSION • NOT WATER THINNED WALLPAPER • PAINT •PLASTER DRIES FAST • USE ROOM THE SAME DAV 1 " ONE GALLON PAINTS THE AVERAGE ROOM CS?rir" 0l i v 00 " 1 '^:! 10 K °° m look '°'fl«"h»npain,;d brushmark,. andrtVw« h obl.. wi,h SPS .d. n «callv Ma»chad Cotea «!?_FUTIUX bru»h. ofFlATlUX.SATIN-LOX.GlOS-lUX. ' MifordttcHpliri j:«f »l V* A ~r**rrvw+-~ v»~ . —'- _ ' ._ • ^^^^^^™ ^•^•^B^ 98 WA 98 WATER and SUPPLIES TEL. 7084 Elementary School Urged of th h day night > special meeting of the board of education, recom- tained *" *«« school Leg «ett, representing the En ,f lehardt - EhBlehardt and , New York ' educational consultants, was present.' The firms report recommends ' the acquisition of a site of about a> acres on the west side- of the Naugatuck river and the construction on this side of an elementary, school for kindergarten ^an.d grades one through six, and as" the needs for additional -secondary school space grows, the ; construction of a junior-senior high schoor to house ".pproximately 600 students. THREE BRUSH FIBES Three "bruah fires were ' extin- ruished Saturday by Naugatuck iremen .with no property reported damaged. They were: property of John. Dyer and T. J. Fitzgerald, Willow larie, 8:46 , -a. .pi.; Ashmore property, Warren street, 12:45 p m.; property o f Raymond Jennings^ May street, 6:45 p. m Cfl.. JOHN A. GANDOLFO conducted Dy the 3d Armored Division. During: the eight-week course, Cpl; Gandolfo underwent some of the Army's most rigorous advanced training. Designed to discover an d rram potential leaders early in their army careers, the course includes instruction :n com-oa-o leadership, respohsi'oilitieis of a leader and methods of teaching classroom subjects, drill and physical training. Cpl. Gandolfo was inducted into the Army last Sept. 5. He had been employed by'the W. G. Christie Co I as an apprentice machinist. He is a meiwber^of "Naugatuck's Own" ' "'V stationed at Camp FIVERS ON TIME Dayton .Ohio — (NEA) _ Dayton coach Joey Gavin conducts football .practice sessions along rigid, stopwatch Precision lines, according, to schedule. SPRING PRICES COAL Connecticut COKE —CASH PRICES— Egg Cool ...v. $23.90 Stove Cool $24.30 Nut Cool $24.20 Pea Cool $20.90 Stove or Nut Coke ..... $20.50 50c pei' ton extra if carried in bags. Coke Contracts Available. Budget Payment Plan Arranged Buy Now and Save Money The Naugatuck Fuel Co. Phone 5236 VETERANS There's a TIME IXMIT ON G. I. Training. Register lor June 25 Term. POST JUNiOR COLLEGE 24 Central Ave. Tel. 4-8773 "••' -- • • Waterbuiy: .. -;•••••• WE'RE THE LARGEST FAMILY !N NAUGATUCK ,/ O n/r»«n^ n w y wh «" you^ay your service blll s ,.con»lder ,, - - Jfi operating Naugatuck'« largest Industrial hou-io Vnn would have reqeivcd a bill something like this for IMof ^ * Electricity '.'!..'...'.'.;. ' - •• . . " ' . ' Water ...."'.' sT~"q'«Rn Telephone | 9 ' 650 EVi,il- ' V Property Tax ...'.".''"•". ssiifiaus Medical (Plant Hospitals) .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. ] | 4g]200 ''• T T »toJ ,$698,083 NAUGATUCK FOOTWEAR PLANT UNITED STATES RUBBER CO. Quality Since 18*3 If If a Anything for Tour Floor Call ARK AY FLOOR COVERINGS 60 Diamond St. Tel. 6913

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