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PAGE 2—NAUGATUCK NEWS (CON'N'.). FIlinAY. JAN. 3, 1047 DREW PEARSON ON e WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Republicans Have Chance To Houseclean Pocketbook Congressmen; Taft Steam-Roller Squelches Opposition; GOP Bolters Are Whipped Into Line Washington—One liix 1 tiling the now Kepuhiican majority fan ilo for l'oiii*ress is to revive o!d-l"nslii<>ni,'d stnn- danls of morality when il conies lo pocket hunk CoiigTess- MIIMI. A pockclliodk Congressman is one who thinks more of his pockelhiiok interest llian tlu- puMic interest, ami in recent years there have been far too ninny ol' same. When i-sl. • •IT i-i how It works. ttur Klincr Thomn.-i. l")i-iri'">(M-;a. Okl:ihunia. v.-:i s making •oh.'s nciilnst any curb.i on cot- spocuUitlon ut tho vi'i'y samt- . • h!-i wit'i' was spoculutlriK on cntton trmrUft, Thomtis wan | u-onilnj,' 1'ur il'i.' public inter-1 He w.is worklnK fur Ills |iiicki'r!ji)-.jk Interest. ! Anil when ConjfivMsmnn Trunk > Ki-i'l'i', Republican, of Wisconsin, led the Hx'ht to bnn niitionul cenu:- | trrii-.-i fur wiir huroes. putting | iic-ross u proiltable plan for pfl- iMte r-rnifti'i-irs :it the vury sumo tlini' he w.is president of the private Lukevh'w Mumorlul CV'iiief.yry «t O.ihlouth. lie win working not fur the public Interest but. for his uwii puokcthfiok In-terent, Utith thu Justice Department :irnl ('orurre.^s itself hnvo ln;«n lelh:ir.i;i<: re Kurd Ins,' ('u-ijrresSdie.T. When Mop. Gene Cn.t ..f (!'-ortfUi, rVnKJCT.'it, wny round to have t.ihen u lobby! IK; IV" di.ss polite prople culled In .In-), the Ju.Ht.iCi; luc.keU thi' other way. !. i.-u .-:pi inK when i-xp ised th" cotton speculations of the Thomas H ml Tiankhead I'dml- lie:\ M copy o!' the exposure wa.-i i.-r'it '.n .-very mf'.Tibi'i- of fho U, S. S'-pjlf by this writer iiskinK Tor opinion on whether the Senate should lie u.'i'C: fi." •'' ni"ditlni for influencing cotton speculation. Several Sentitors expras.-ied Lherr;- stilvt-s vigorously though privately, but only two-Glen Taylor of Idaho. <i Democrat. and Wayne Morje of Oregon. ;i Kepul)!ic:in-- wort- willing to do anything publicly. Today, however, th shocking- war-contract scandals of. S-jnatOr Bilb3 of Mississippi and Rap. May of Kentucky have fjlvcn Republican loaders a i-u.il chkinco to apply the new broom. They cnn require every member of Congress to register !:is private stock-market op- orations, his feus rcoQivod by law llrms and tho llntincial interest he holds in various companies. Tho Cose Bill would have re- poelu)thooiil (]llll . cc | Utbol , un j otlf , to resistor salaries, income and expenditure- nil for public inspection. This .-thotiJd be done. But what's sauce fur the labor KOOSO is also sauce for the Congressional KancfCV GOI' Senators Snarl Senate Republicans started off with a certain amount Jf an^ry I snarling at their tlrst caucus thU I week, but wore finally whipped in! to line by Senator Bob Tat't's I steam-roller methods. He cracked the lash over the secret caucus like ,1 circus rinR-ma-ster, as, the thrco Insurgents — Tobev of New a Dopurtmunl thU column Hampshire, Wilson of Iowa, and nieori of Kansas—\vlll testify. After it was all over, most Senators issued harmony statements, but the Senator from Nuw Hampshire let the cat out of the bag when h<Uf humorously, half plaintively, he admitted: "Shots were fired, but when they, lilt the old armor plate they jusft rlchochct.ed," Real fact is that it was younff Ca'bol Lodge of Massachusetts who saved the day for the Taft mu- jorlty by diplomatically stepping aside when Senator. Tobey .proposed a resolution restoring Lodge's seniority "lost during \yar .service. "If we take this action," • pro 1 posed the New Hampshire Sena : tor. "the Senate will do' honor' to itself. IL will also five encouragement t-o every war veteran and ln- • crease public, confidence In .tho Sct.ate." . . Tobel then "quoted the Selective Service Act stating that wnr vet r crans in sovernmeri't and other iob.s should not lose their senior; Ity.' "We ourselves should live up to what we enacted for others." Tobey continued, "by not deprlvins »ny Senator who served his ctnin- Lry his i-ightful seniority." This plea, however, felt on unresponsive ears. There was a dead and embarrassing silence—so em- barrassinfr that young: Lodge rose to his feet and said: "I want to thank my colleague from New Hampshire for the compliment he has paid me. However. I don't think it would he fair for nro to accept seniority for the three years I was in the war, when T was only doing my duty likn millions of others. J. therefore would be grateful if the Scraitor would withdraw hi.s resolution." Tobey did so amid applause, Taft Pontificates Previously, Tobey had a run-in with Tntt when he tried to postpone committee assignments until after Congress ;ictually had convened. Tobey pointed out that the Republicans had adopted organization rules several years back specifically requiring that committee selections be made AFTER a new Congress convenes, and he demanded that his party live up to them. "I sen no asterisk at the bottom of these rulers we adopted stating that the rules don't mean what they sa"." However, he was overruled. Iowa's Wilson and Kansas' Reed also tangied unsuccessfully with Taft over determining committee chairmanships by seniority. Reed was trying 'to take the Interstate Commerce Committee Chairmanship away from Senator Wallace White of Maine on the ground that White, the majority leader, should not be given two top .fobs. This was n. ticklish subject, for Taft, who wants to keep two top jobs himself — Chairman of the important Steering. Committee and the Labor Committee. "On what basts will the Committee on Committees determine seniority for committee, assignments and chairmanships." Reed demanded to .know, "Well, there are all kinds of seniority," r c to r t o d Taft cheurily. •".i'fibre's-.seniority 'in the. Senate itself, committee seniority and geographical seniority. Jt^ctarts when and individual Senator wants a certain committee assifnnujnt. II'. another Senator wan'is the same assignment, 'the question O.C' ser.ior- ity a.rises."' ,-'.,.•' Tiv'ft Vent from there' into a grandiose dissertation on whether abil; ity should be the determining f£u> tor in committee appointments, finally concluding tha.t ability should come"after seniority. There.was one other slap-down during the caucus, when : Wilson objected' to voting on su'ddeir notice for Edward 'McGinnis, 'Chlctigro war vol. as Serfcfcant-at-Arms, "It is unfair to tho majority of Republicans, to expect us to vote on a candidate we know nothing about," he protested. "We should have been given the names of men to be nominated a few days in ad-' vance." "Do you have a candidate?" an unidentified voice asked tauntingly of Wilson, "No, I do not," replied Wileon, Senator Eugene D. Millikin of Colorado, a strong Taft supporter, I who was then presiding, relayed this same question to the assembled caucus. No one else had a candidate, and that seemed to settle the matter. It also settled Wilson, who t'avo up in disgust. However \t Senator Taft and his topkicks think they can continue to run "The Most Exclusive Gentle-i man's Club In The World" in this high-handed fashion, they will be in for plenty of headaches before the 80th Congress is over. Funerals Frunk W. Campbell. . Funeral services for 1 Frank W. Campbell, 11 Highland Circle, who died Wednesday at St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury, following a brief illness, will be hold tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock .from the Buckmiller Funeral Home, 22 Park place, to St. Francis' church, where a. solemn high Mass of requiem will be celebrated at 10 o'clock. Inter- .mont will be in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and eve- .ni'hg- frdm'2'to 10 o'clock. ''Survivors' not previously listed iriclude'an aunt, Mrs: Larry Breen, Naugatuck; a pd an uncle, James Campbell, Florida. Mrs. Emma M. Swanstm Funcvul services for Mrs. l£mma M. (Johnson) Swanson,'83, wife of August Swanson, 73 New street,' who' died Tuesday at the Waterbury hospital, will be hold tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Salcrn Lutheran church, with the Rev. W(l : liahv Tl; Frendberg, pastor', o'fficia't T ing. Burial will be in Grove cemetery, Friends may call at- the- Al- dorson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow' :;lreet, this evening from, 7 to 9, o'clock. I . inn\i>r Ii ill \lynii Charles Elomgrcn, formerly of 133 Hig-hlan'i! avenue, died Wednesday in New York city, Surviving arc his wife, Mrs. Du- crou Blomgren; two daughters; Frances Blomgren and Mrs. Helen Jajinetty, Waterbury; three brothers. John, Peter and Ernest, all of New York. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Samuel. F. 13. 'Morse's telegraph tine between Washington and Eal- 'ijmoro was formally completed on May 24, 1844. DIED MYERS—Charles S., of 718 Kiib- ber avenue, Naugatuck, in Waterbury. Jan, 2, 19-17. Funeral Monday morning- at 11 o'clock at Aldiii'son Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street. Burial in Hillside cemetery. CHAPEL ELECTRIC COMPANY Tel. 221<J M SOOTH MAIN STKKET — RADIOS — ' — rilONOGBAPHS — Radio - 1'hono Combination* Fluorescent Christinas Tree Light. 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