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January 10, 1947

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I'AGE 2—NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), TOIDAY, JAN. 10, 1017 DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: President Seems In Unfailing Good Humor; Is Sure He Will Get Along With New Congress; How Portal Pay Suits Began AVysliin^tuii—Every Wliito House caller these days c-oines out ol' the MIIUM- sanctum remarking on how '.veil and high-spirited President Truman looks. Expecting' him to appear bowed and discouraged by the weight of his ol't'icc', they remark: "He doesn't seem to have a care in the world." Even (taring- the middle of the coal strike, when Truman Cabinet members wore worried sick over the economic consequences to the country. White House callers came out to report that the President seemed to be in fine fettle. One unofficial explanation Is that, since November, the President fools that the Republicans have removed part of the responsibility of leadership from his shoulders. No matter what he does, i: can't be fight in "The government in exile!" Who Started Portal Fight? Some of .the blgprest -lawyers on- Wall Street are now burning the midnight oil trying to figure out GOP eyes; therefore, ho might aa j way* and means .of beating portal- well be philosophical, about it, 'to-portal lawsuits, while high-paid Another explanation id that, lobbyists are pulling wires to stop Mince November, Truman feels he portnl-to-J>ortal bach payments, i., no longer under any obligation! What thene high-powered legal to carry on the Roosevelt New I Kralns don't know, however, is that srl-ssf SJSSX-J; IXSTSJS ar-s is the people wanted a change, argue some' Whif; House advisers, so Truman has a mandate to desert the Roosevelt program for his own. Whatever the explanation, the Pi-esiciont scorns to be the height of good humor at all times. Standing in a corridor ct" Congress on Monday, ready to icliver his State of the Union message, he was bantering with Republican Senator.-! v.-ho asked whether he would propose a pi-ogram which Republicans could support. "Don't worry about that," s'.iot buck the Chief Executive. "I'm sure we're going to get along all right during thid Congress." Government In K.xlle A distinguished group of ex-New T)calfi-.-i wure {fathered at a meeting of the Union fo:- Demoe:'itlc Action the other day. Including •Mr;. Roosevelt. ox-OPA chief Chester Bowles, OPA founder Leon Trndoi'son, Paul Po-rtei-, another OPA chief, and e:<-housin£,' Admin- i.fti-.itor VV!l?on Wyatt, Boris Shishltii: chief economist fur the A; K of L.. strode into thfi room. Tnking one look nt the distinguished group, he remarked: *PIERPONT'S For Over 50 ' Years The Store of Quality, Value- and Service Registered Diamonds nrv WulrrlMir.r'H Only Orllflt-il ^lostM-. fil'tfNM'n'tJ ivldi Ihr AnuT' •rim <;nn ;H;M'lrt.v.. .vitiir Kiiiiruiilvr it .\ntlii-nlli- niumimil Viiliif. Genuine "Grunge lilo.sxom" Kngiiceinent & Wedding Itlngx Sold ICxcltixlvcly Jit I'lerpont'x PIERPONT'S Heglstcred Jewelers, American Cieni Society 15!) HANK STKEKT Watcrlniry Riskind, formerly mine, mill, and smelter workers, concocted the idea which is causing them so much trouble. It was Riskind—not a lawyer— who pored over the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act passed primarily to halt sweatshop conditions . in the needle trades and which provides that employes must bo paid'j "for hours worked." Those -last three words "for hours worked" seemed awfully important to Ris- j kind, but at first he couldn't even | got his own CIO colleagues interested. Finally, however, he sold his idea to Lee Pressman, , CIO general counsel, a.nd persuaded him to start suit on behalf of 'the CIO metal miners who had to spend extra time traveling through mine shafts to their point of work. Pressman made a thorough study n, discovered that In •5) were paid from the time they entered the mine, that in Arizona porta'.-to-portal pay was the basic law of the state, and that Montana had passed a portal-'.o- portal law that later was killed by the state Supreme court. On the strength of this research, euit was filed against the Tennessee Coal and Ii-on Co.. a subsidiary of U. S. Steel. This turned out to be one of the most important cases in labor history, but big corporation lawyers at the time failed to grnsp its significance. The case finally got up to xhe Supreme court, which ruled In 10-12 In favor of portal-to-portal by a 5-4 decision. Nest year,"John L. Lewis, taking a -cue from CIO attorneys,, won "portal-to-portal" for hln minors, • In-1944, thio CIO legal brain 'trust decided to test portal-to-por.tal In other industries, and started the now famous Mount Clemens Pot- 'tery case. -This company required its employes to be In the .plant 14 minutes before the actual starting time, and the Supreme -Court has now held this to be working 'time, i All last summer, CIO chief Phil Murray and his legal staff discussed the -significance of the, Supreme Court act and what they should do about It. . All last, year, also, .the! same Wall Street .legal talent which had Ignored the import- THE BYRNES' ON WAY TO RECEPTION InNaugatuck A calendar of events for today, tomorrow and • every day Tonight Sorvico.- fo.r Y.eterans,/ "open HMIB.C;" from 0 a. -m. to. 0 p. m. »y;' ...padminton ; ..team ' meete Bristol, i : •. : v.« . ;• -• . •V Junior swimming team meets Waferbury Y' Junior owimmcrs, ic Mount Ctefrions decision. ..They filed no briefs as a .friend of the -court,, but' let 'the case be bdttlcd out by re!a r . tlvoly..obscure lawyers. Ironically, M was management .vhich finally made up Murray's •nincl , to start the billions of dollars' worth of suits now •veiling through the_ courts, Whori Murray saw business preparing ittJ anti- nbor legislation ,in the' new Congress, . *e decided to fight back. Best .way .to consolidate his union membership, he figured, was; • to show them what a fat plum the union could win; how workers who havu never had S500 • in the bank could look forward to getting three times that much • In a. lump eum hrough the portal-to-portal suits. Mt.-r.ry-Go-Round Kathe'rine Kennedy Brown, Republican National Committecwo- man from Ohio, ran into Dolly Gann precedence trouble when she gave a dinner for 100 guests in honor of new Senator John Bricker. Mrs. Brown had planned to have ipecches, but, with Senators Brick- :r and Taft and Supreme Court Fusticc Harold Burton all on hand, he decided she ha'd too many Presi- lential hopefuls to figure out how o introduce them. So when din- icr was over she got up and start- d talking with friends. There vere no speeches... GOP Senate majority leader White of Maine was No. 1 escort ; to President Truman when the latter delivered his message to Congress, with several other Senators ranking next. "Such are'the political fates,-' sighed ox- Speaker Sam Rayburn ae he took his place in the mid-rear. "As speaker I used to walk ahead of these SenHLovs. Now I have to walk behind."... When new speaker Joe Martin posed for photographers, one of them said: "Oh, come on, Mr. Speaker, let's hava a bis grin." "You'll have to forgive me, boys." replied Mai-tin, "but this isn't a | grinning job."... Democratic Senator E'rancie Myers of Pennsylvania happened to meet his new Republican colleague, Edward Martin, in the Senate corridor the other day. "Well, Governor." greeted Myers. "I hope you'll call on my office Cor any help we can give you while • you're here. 1C there's anything we can do for a I'ellow-Pcnnsylvanian. you just let us know." Capital Chaff President Truman has turned down Ambassador to Brazil Bill Pawley's bid to be Assistant Secretary of State for Air...Astute Senate Secretary Leslie Biffle will act ..... Jan. .11. .'.. . .Basketball' NauRatuck ,. against' jseymour.at local Y. ' •. !• One "ball tournament at R. ana- 'M. alleys". ' , -.- Jan. 13. . -•••;•Catholic War Veterans, Goia Star •Post,..meeting. . • . ,. : ...: • All-Vets league 'bowling games. . Local -4E, U.R.W.A., monthly meeting: .'.••-.-• .- -. Basketball; . S.t... Francis against immaculate Conception team at Columbus-Hall. : , -. . Jan. IS Local E04, Carperttcrs Union, 'meeting. . • • Naugatuck district hoard of Boy Scouts, meeting. • Junior Woman's club meeting (high school girls). . :• Junior Woman's. Club meeting (women 18 to 313 years). Public Welfare board meeting. . . Jan. M Local 1S58, U.S.W.A., meeting. Union City.. - Jan. IS Columbia Kebekah Lodge, meeting; ,lnn. 16 Everprcen Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, business meeting. Music Department, Naugntuck Woman's Club. ] Jan. 17 | Public card party, Women's auxiliary, Marine Corps League. . AlfredK.Ihiband Takes New Post Alfred K. Hubantl of Church street. Nnugatuclt correspondent, for the New Haven Register, has resigned to nspume his duties .?R field representative tor the Canfi- dential Reports, Inc., New Haven. He is succeeded by Mrs. Anne Granger, former correspondent for the Watorbury Democrat. Act* AT ONCE to rttlitvt and 'Loot** (CAUSED «Y COLOt SECRETARY Of STATB James ,P. -Byrnes-helps, his wife with her wrap prior to their departure fora diplomatic reception at the White House. This was shortly nttek- Byrnes had announced.his resignation for reasons .of health. The resignation of the 67-year-old statesman will be- cotne elective alter his successor-Gen, George C. Marshall, flying home from China, is confirmed by th« Senate. (International Soundvhoto) HODSK SOLD A house and lot on Day-ton road ' has been sold by Gardner F. Wood to Victor K., and Elizabeth K. Chambers, according to a. warranty deed filed In the office of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John. Texas Is larger than Ibc areas of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa combined. The flnl •poonful* promptly MIICVB .uc money tack-prracrlbca of Doetonl nmmrx tc on), u> relieve coughm, ully 'tooieru pWrpm' l muter to mine luting! Bur ad as top liaison man between the Administration and GOP Congressional leaders. Biffle will handle all patronage for the White House. He will make all the deals with the Republicans on GOP appointments to executive department jobs, arid will have the final say on Democratic nominations to all vacancies except the Cabinet and the Supreme Court. (Copyright, 1947, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) South Carolina produced 64 per cent of the nation's rice in 1803. In 3920 it produced less than one-third of one per cent the total crop. Patterson Sponsors Three Bills; Takes Over Quarters Congressman James ' T. Patterson this week introduced three bills to the House, his first since being sworn into ofllce a week ago today. The flrat, a joint resolution, urges that representatives of religious organizations serve -is advisers to the Americaji delegation to the United Nations conference and to the American delegations attending-all peace conferences. Under another bill -the unauthor- ised manufacture of wearing of discharge buttons, medals and decoration would be punishable by a $1,000 fine, a year imprisonment, or both. The final bill Eponsorcd by Rep. rcscntative. Patterson would permit the award of wound chevrons to naval personnel and chevrons for overseas servivcc. The congressman moved into his new offices yesterday in the old House Olllcc Building, the offices-: recently vacated by Representative Mrs. Mary Norton (D)" - of New Jersey, who was rcelected to office. One-tenth of the people in the United Kingdom live in Scotland. Everything In Millinery "THE STORE OP 3,000 HATS" 49 CENTER ST. WATERBUBI OLLIES RADIATOR SHOP 18 PROSPECT ST. TEL. 5541 Union City AUTO RADIATORS REPAIRED, CLEANED and Re-Cored Work Called For and Delivered ALL WORK GUARANTEED OIXIE T.EDUC, Prop. AUTO PARTS And Accessories For All Cars B & M Motors, Inc. General Repairing 80-82 SOUTH MAIN ST. Tel. 6441 . STILL AVAILABLE!! A limited ttiimhcr of Catholic and 1'rntestnnt religions calendar*, dense, telephone if you desire one. BUCKMILLER Funeral Home '22 1'AKK PLACE Telephone MM FITZGERALD FUNERAL HOME 320 NORTH MAIN ST. Telephone 4187 C. H. GREEN FUNERAL HOME 62 Oak Street Telephone 4843 FLOWERS Far All Occnxloiu TEL1EGBAPHKD EVEBYWHEItC MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP 180 BOBBER AVENTTB Telephone 0229 Decorator Styles by Master Craftsmen . . . Gracefully designed, with beautiful lines and luxurious comfort. Full innerpsring construction, reversible cush'ions. Chairs that lure the family home . . . ctiairs that guests give up reluctantly ; . . styles to suit every taste in a wide' array-of fabrics, including tapestry, vel- ours, damasks, mohairs and brocatolles. Priced from S4.T.OO Save Your Eyes With Sight Light Reading Lamps. Floor Model $19.50 Desk Model $12.50 175 CHURCH ST., NAUGATUCK 1760 WATERTOWN AVE., OAKVILLE Wayside Store Open Thurs., Fri. and 1 Sat. Eves, Until 9 P. M. REG. TO 10.98 22.95 S.98 7.98 GIRLS DRESSES SIZES 7 TO 10 -GIRLS' 2 PC. WOOL SUITS SIZES 7 TO 1U JACQUARIJ SWEATERS SIZES 111 TO IS 10(1% WOOL SKIRTS 7 TO ifi NOW S6. COATS & SHORTIES (INCLUDING CHUBBIES) KEO. TO 1.25 BOYS POLO SHIRTS SIZES G TO 12 NOW BUFFALO PLAID 6-98 ALL-WOOL SHIRTS SIZES NECK IS;.; TO 15 $485 OFF FUR MITTENS FUR EARMUFFS FUR HEADBANDS FUR MUFFS PRICE REG TO 3.98 & 4.98 REG; TO 1.98 POCKETBOOKS i GROUP BED SLIPPERS SIZES 6 TO 13 AND 1 TO 7 NOW PRICE NOW $100 13.98 7.9S 2.98 GABARDINE AND POPLIN JACKETS PILE LINBI> SIZES 10 TO 18 ALL iVOOl. Eisenhower Jackets SIZES Id AMI) 12 ONLY WOOL MIXTUKK ' SWEATERS TO in $150 COAT & LEGGING SETS KKG. TO NOW 19.95 WITH MATCHING $1A HELMET • lv * REG. TO 2.9S REG. TO 12.98 KNIT SUITS SIZES 2 TO 7 WOOL PLAID MACKINAWS HOODS — 6 TO 16 NOW •' $150 NO.W $7, GIRLS' BATHROBES SIZES 4 TO 16 GIRLS'JUMPERS SIZES 4 TO 16 GIRLS' RAINCOATS SIZES 7 TO 16 OFF 90 South Main St. Waterbury, Conn.

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