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r.\OE 3—NAUGATTTCK NEWS (CONN.), MONDAY, JAN. 20, 1047 DREW PEARSON ON WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Justice Dept. Handicapped In Prosecuting Criminal Tax Cases; Need For Capable Public Servants Is Greater Than Ever Washington—Some of tho nation's biggest black- on-tlie-make war con tractors arc now get- tini;' away with income-tax evasion, thanks to a suarled 1.1 p situation inside the Justice Department. Around .°.00 criminal income-tax cases are now awaiting prosecution, with little chance of rapid action. Behind them is another 1,200 income-tax fraud cases in the Treasury, soon ready for transmitlal to the bottle-necked Jus- lice Department. Meanwhile, the black-marketeers and iTi'laiii war contractors have been getting away with murder. Here N tho inside story of what happened. During thu last yffir of the war, Secretary of the Treasury Morgen- tlinu asked Congress for extra funds to probe income-tax evasion. He Ifarr.od of tremendous amounts of cash being used by black-market- i-ors to cover up their tracks; so risked Congress for extra agents to fi'iTt>t out the fraud. Morgi-nthau got the money, hired thf agents, and set more than a thousand of them to work. Secretary of the Treasury Fred Vlnson, v/ho succeeded him, pushed this probe equally hard. And it began In strike pay dirt. Millions of dollars fraudulently concealed from thi: Government, while American boys wcro dying for their country. WJIB unearthed. Now that these cases have been propart-d by tht Treasury, however, Hncl gone over to the Justice De- Berry of Tennessee and ex- administrative assistant to FDR Eugene Casey. But for some reason ,the big- cases Involving 1 Republicans haven't been ' touched. Justice boys are worried over the new Republican Congress. "Got Clowe to Crime" Popular Assistant Attorney Gen- oral Lamar Cnudle, In charge of tho Justice Department's Criminal Division, wad speaking before tho 3V. Y. Mirror youth .forum the other day as a substitute for his boss, Attorney General Tom Clark, Clark had been detained in Washington by a. Supreme Court hearing 1 , and Assistant Caudle read the speech instead. After con-i eluding the written text, Caudlo graciously proceeded to add* a few remarks of his own. "I want to tell you again," Bald the Chief of the- Criminal Divi- KU'tment, they have struck a bot- j s , ioni ,. how 3Orry thc Attorney Gen- tlcnnck. Unlike Morgcrvthau, Attorney Gen- rra! Tom Cl/irk has not asked Congress for extra money to handle tho Hood of cases. Instead, his tax division ia bogged clown with overwork, :iri(J only three men are definitely in i:h;i:-Kc of these particular criminal LUX cases. cral is that he could not be with you toduy. He wan'ts me to tell you that If you have any problems dealing with juvenile delinquency, don't hesitate to take them up with u.-i. Come and sec us at any time. "I want you to fool close to tho Furthi.-rmore. the Justice Depart- ! Justice Department," continued men's tax division does not even i Assistant Attorney General in have a chief. For months no assist- i charge of crime. "I want you to feel nnt ultornuy general has been ap- I close to the Criminal Division..." poinitcl to handle this vitally 1m- i Mr. Caudlo pot no further. The porlant bureau. For months, Attorney General Clark dan hemmed and hawed about appointing a tax chief, hut nothing has happened. Mcan- "tax eases have ili. up. Note—The Justici continued to Department i has gcjnu after two interesting taxi invoMns,' Democrats, ex-Son uproar of laughter from thc youth of New York indicated that they did not relish being close to the Justice Department's Criminal Division. GOP J{o:ul-Blocks Most people don't realize it, and thc Republicans are sure to deny "j it, but 'the Government now faces <j its most difficult period for the re-" cruiting of able public servants. 1 What's Doing In Naugatuck A calendar ot events foi today; tomorrow and every day ' Tonight Centennial Lodge, No, 100, I. O. O. P., Installation-or officers. Membership dessert-bridge, Nail' gntuck Woman's club. St. Michael's Guild meeting. Jiui. 21 Y's Men's club, meeting. Naugatuck Young Republican club dinner meeting, Salem Lutheran church annual meeting, St. Francis branch of Connecticut Ca'tholic Women, meeting' in. St. Cecelia's hall. Executive board meeting, Naugatuck Teachers League. Friendship Circle, Immanucl Lutheran church. Illustrated lecture, Mrs, Winifred Walker, sponsored by Men's Fellowship, Hillside Congregational church. Jan. 22 Pond Hill Farm Bureau, meeting. Young People's society, Hillside Congregational church, monthly meeting. Annual meeting, Valley Teachers League in Ansonla. Playmakers, St. Michael's church, monthly meeting. Women's Society of Christian Service, Methodist church meeting. Jon. 28 Bowling, St. Francis' Mixed League at Y. M. C. A. Church council meeting, St. Paul's Lutheran church. Woman's auxiliary, Hillside Con gregational church. Jan. 24 Basketball, Greeks against Per- slans; Parthians against Romans at Y. M. C, A. Pond Hill Community club party Congregational church Youth Fellowship dance. Theater party, Twenty Plus club of Methodist church. .Tan. 25 Valley Players party. Ladies' auxiliary, V. F. W. party. PRESIDENT'S BUDGET FOR 1948 CUSTOM! . INDIVIDUAL *.i 1.3 IXCIII CMFOJIATION TAX [TOTAL INCOME 37.7 BILLIONS INTIt ....tMIM riNANcn s.o NAI'L 7.1 OUT VITIKANt INTIJIIIT I 1.7 I IOCIAI WIUARI t.7 OTHM COSTS 'TOTAL OUTGO 37.5 BILLIONS^ OTI-NUMIRMt IN AtOVI CHART 1MB 1C All NUMUI Of IIUIONJ— WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH the 1948 budget recommendations of President Truman will be acted upon by the Joint Committee on the Legislative Budget That it will get • considerable kicking around, it generally accepted. The President's report would involve raising $37.7 billion In taxes, whereat Republican groups would shave this, to about $33.5 billion. Some would cut it down to 30 billion dollars. Naturally, the expenditures would have to be chopped accordingly. Incidentally, for the first time ia budget, history an item of $443,000,000 was included for the Atomic Energy Commission. The above chart is based on figures as presented In President Truman's report to Congress. (International) Sugar Men Predict More Of It In'47 New York (U P)—Sugar experts here agree that housewives may ex pect more of it in 1947. They based their prediction on an expected increase In the sugar crop, promised increases in prices, an expected removal of controls atogether, and reduction in overseas allotments. "If things go as we expect, there will be an easing of the shortage through the year," D. L. Pollock, statistician of the New York Cof- ,... 11 1.1 ,. . ^llt« bi.>bf L.4C414 \St IJJ<- 4^l;» J. 1*1 f\ \Since the lot-down following war, i tec and SuKnr Exchange, said. it has been difficult anyway to get good men to come to Washington. But novff that they face the hostile ; hurdle of a Republican Congress ]i it is almost impossible. For about the only type of man ; population. Another commercial expert cautioned that while sugar supplies probably would increase, more than the pre-war supply will be needed because of the increase In thu Republican will easily OK for a Government job these days is ' one who has offended nobody, tak- PIERPONT'S Keglstorcd Jewelers, American Com Soclt-ty la'.) HANK STKKET Water Ini ry One sugar broker said prices would probably rise 25 cents to per hundred pounds, and that even en no stand on anything- more con- ' a slight improvement in prices will trovcrsial than mother, home and j brine more sugar to the market. STILL AVAILABLE!! A limited number of Catholic and I'rntostitnt religion** ouli-n- ilur.s. House telephone If you Ue.slro one. BUCKMILLER Funeral Home az I'.AHK PLACE 483-1 FITZGERALD FUNERAL HOME 320 NORTH MAIN ST. Telephone 4187 C. H. GREEN FUNERAL HOME 62 Oak Street Telephone 4843 FLOWERS Fur All Occasions FLOWERS TELEGRAPHED JCVKIIYWHKKE MELBOURNE'S FLOWER SHOP ISO DtJBOEK AVENITB T«l*ph«i« 0330 Unfortunately, however, the best public servants, as in private busl- noss, are the men with the courage of their convictions and not afraid to battle for them. The man who has never taken a stand in private life, won't take one in public life—not even against red tape. In fact it is this type of colorless Government servant who gets so bndly bosged down in' red tape. Significant Illustrations of GOP unreasonableness Is ex-Secretary of I^abor Frances Perkins, now nominated as a Civil Service Commissioner. Miss Perkins was a Cabinet member for 13 years, during which time many people' disagreed with her. But when you review the liibor difficulties of today, a lot of her one-time critics think Miss Perkins did a better job than was appreciated. In any event, she got to know the Government inside out, and that is one of the most important qualifications for a Service Commissioner. However, when Miss Perkins' nomc came before the Senate last LITTLE HOPE Paris—Political observers in France give the little-known leader of the Socialist party, Paul Ramadier less than a fifty-fifty chance of forming a coalition government. French President Vincent Auriol (Van-Sohn Aw- ree-oh) has asked Commissioner Ramadier to survey the situa- tion'and report his chances by 5 p. m., French time, today. in the courts. It'll be a field day for shyster lawyers. I'm not so sure I can object to that. As father of the Full Employment Bill, can I consistently object to a measure which is dcslcned to make for full employment—fiven for lawyers?" ... Elshty-ypar-old Representative Adolph Sabath of Chicago, now in his 41st. year of Congressional service, was invited last week to enroll in 'the Congressional Pilots Association and learn to fly. The letter Invl'tlng him to join explained, that Keaney Kopp, veteran navy summer, GOP leader Taft objected. I instructor who 'is in charge of in- And when her name came up again I structlon for the club members, recently taught a 75-yea».old member of the diplomatic corps to fly, Copyrigh't, 1617. by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) at the opening of this Congress, GOP objections Stopped her a second time. That Illustrates why so many jrood men won't take Government jobs tod-ay. Meanwhile, the need for good men In Washington Is greater than ever. Sum Itayhurn Relaxes Ex-Speaker Sam Ray.burn was naked at the White House the ether day how he liked his new status of minority loader, Sam replied that he liked ft fine. "Tho other morning," said Rayburn, "I remembered that I didn't have to plan any program for the coming u-cck. I also remembered •hot I didn't have to go around wet-nursing any committee chair me/i, trying to get them to push legislation. It's a great life. Cnpltnl Chaff Within 72 hours after the announcement of Jimmlc Byrnes' resignation as Secretary of State, more than 150 offers of private employment at annual salaries rang- ng from $50,000 up. poured across thc Little South Carolinian's desk. Byrnes, however, will take a <-to" month rest, and If an anticipated Supreme Court resignation comes h rough by June 30, he •/111 remount the high bench... .When Representative Frances Case of- fored his new labor bill, it became thn subject of discussion by sevfiral Democratic Senators at lunch las*, u'eek. Remarked Senator Jim Murray or Montana: "Why, this bill puts everything you can imogin* Labor Area Report For November, December Shows Need Of More Workers In Rubber Industry A report on the Waterbury labor market area which Includes the 12 towns of Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcot't and Woodbury, has been received from the state department of labor's employment security division in Waterbury. States Fight Stream Pollution v Chicago (U P) —Extended pro- i'rurns to halt the dally flow of 5,750,000,000 gallons of untreated sewage into the nation's waterways are being launched on tho Interstate, Ktate and local levels, according- to the American Public Works Association. Stream pollution laws wore strengthened recently in Mississippi, whilo Jn Texan, pollution' of public waters has been made penal offense. Local pollution sur vcys are being made in Texas to determine changes that arc needed. In Oregon, 64 cities now havo plans for new sewage disposal plants 'and sewer systems. The Michigan state planning commission has accepted plans for $100, 000,000 In sewage disposal projects. The Pennsylvania, anti - pollution program is centered on Industrial and other urban wa«te. The s'tatc health 'department has ordered COS cities and institutions and 352 industries to prepare plans for sewage and waste treatment. California gave sewage disposal construction a hlffh priority under a $90,000,000 public works construction program approved this year. Massachusetts and Minnesota strengthened their anti-pollution lawn. • Because- watersheds have no geographical boundaries, several Interstate agencies arc acting to help curb pollution. Among these are the Interstate Sanitation Commission on the Deleware River. Interstate pollution control operations along the Ohio are being coordinated by means of the Ohio River Compact. Nehru's Sister workers. The need for unskilled women- as rubber footwear assemblers continues.' The largest concentrations of male orders Is in thc unskilled category, with need great-j cut for brass mill hands. Laborers I are also needed in the chemical in-j dustry. Over one-quarter of open-. In 1917-18 World War the U. S. lost 37,568 men In action, and injury and illness casualties totaled 233.18-1. The labor market letter for No-1 :nge for men arc for skilled work , ,,, , . , . 'era, with principal demand for vember and Wecemberot last year, moldcrg amj ^ othcrs for points out many interesting- facts scl . cw macnino sel . up men DurinR . the past six months, the proportion of orders for unskilled workers has in this industrialized area. The letter is as follows; Employment Resumes Rise Manufacturing employment in the Waterbury labor market area increased during the month ending November 15, after having remained relatively stable during thc previous monlth with the exception of additions of part-time workers in ;he garment industry. Employers slill\ have substantial expansion needs, but a large part of the openings are for groups of workers, such ns highly skilled persons and heavy laborers, who arc not easily available in the area. It is expected that additional gains will be made in fhe coming month although many firms have attained or are' approaching peak employment levels.' Reports from 34 of the largest dropped and that for skilled persons has risen. The 8')1 Job openings on order on November 30 were divided by occupational groups as follows: Professional and managerial, 26; clerical and sales, 132; service, 13G; professional and managerial. 26; clerical ttnd sales, 132; service, 136; agricultural, 4; sJcillled. 14J; semiskilled, 78: arid unskilled, 324. ttise In Registration* Registrations for work in the active file of the local office in- cre.-ised by 159 during November to 2.325 at tho end of the month. The rise was largrely attributable to students who registered for Christmas work. Women continued to accour.t for about one-third of all applicants Or the registrants on manufacturing firms in the area j ^°y,? mb " »?. 41SI wore handicapped, ndicated Ihut 'these establishments employed -10,520 workers fin November 15, 453 above thc level of tho previous month. Heaviest gains were in the nonferrous metals in- dusftry, and most of the remainder were in the non-electrical machinery, miscellaneous manufacturer, and rubber industries, Female em- ploymci't increased by 263 tol3,!81, or almost one-third of total employment. Expansion TS'e«ds Still High. The demand -for additional workers remains strong, but is chiefly centered in a few large firms. On November 15, reporting establish^ ments stated a ne<;d for 2,850 additional workers, included 3,750 females, within four months. About half of these are required in the nonferrous metals industry and one-qunrter in thc rubber industry. Sizeable increases are also needed n the apparel, iron and steel, and miscellaneous manufacturing; industries. Openings On Order Decline The number of job openings on order wiith the Waterbury office of he Connecticut State Employment Service dropped from 98-t on October 31 to 841 on November 30. The decline was almost entirely con- Ined to orders for females, prlmar- ly In the unskilled category, The proportion of women in the flla fell luring the month from 48 to 34 per cent of the total. Over one-third of orders tor female call for service workers, chiefly domestic day CARD OP THANKS We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many friends, relatives and neighbors, who, by their many acts of kindness, floral tributes and expressions of sympathy did so much to make lighter the burden of grief In our recent bereavement. Signed: ' The Palmer Family. FOR YOUR FAMILY NEEDS!! NAT'S 410 North Main St. Union City TEL. 61M You Aren't A Nudist ... so you can't get along without clothes . . . and you DO want them to look their best always, don't you? Regular dry cleaning by PEERLESS is a big boost to your personal appearance. ss L All ISO NORTH MAIN ST. GEORGE PHONE 5854 70 females and 185 vet- Bcnefit Claims Decline Approximatly SCO persons filed for benefit claims, both civilian and G.I., in thc area, 'during: the week ending November 30, a drop of 500 fromsthe mid-October level. During the liist^.half of October and the month o^ November, total Unemployment 'Compensation claims declined from. 770 to 506 and Servicemen's JJeudjuKtment Allowance Act claims from C'64 to 310. Veteran* Activities An estimated 100 dischargees returned to the area during thc month ending November 15, the same number as during the preceding month. World War II veterans accounted for over half ot thc rise in total employment in reporting firms during thc period, and comprised 16 per cent of all workers in these establishments on November 16. Weather Affects Construction Although the shortage of .skilled construction workers continued during November, there appeared to be enough of these workers available by the end of the month to fill thc limited cold weather demand. Only electricians continue in short supply. An increasing supply of framing lumber is becoming available and may accentuate somewhat thc demand for construe- j tion workers. •SISTER of thc Indian nationalist leader Jawaliarlal Nehru, Mri. Krishna Nehru Hulhseesing is pictured on her arrival in New York for a three-month lecture tour of the U.S. The author of three book*, Mrs. Huthseesing said that there was definite hope that thc Moslem! and Hindus could come to a satis, factory agreement. (International) IMPEACHMENT POM 1 Atlanta, - Prcm, h« Oforgtm hp miked.. to. Impeach Mr, General, Kuremt Cook If. not drop.bin count aue- Herman T*lnmdim, Cook loyal to RU(n ArruUI M ANiall'» Icical attack on r^T A Shipment Of" '" -') Modern Radiato^fc Enough for 10-J/ Seven Room ROUMS Firse Come - Pirn 8trv« Th« i. Waterbury Heitine Co. Indent In Horn* J4-JW Spring St. P W»tert>ury Furnace* Cleaned and Chimney* CUT EXPENDITURES Washington—The chairman of the Senate appropriations committee— Republican Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire—infers that he wants a cut in Army-Navy expenditure. He says this can be done without sacrificing efficiency. Acts AT ONCE to relievt DUE TO COLDS ffVMcrlbad by thouMnds of Doctors! H»Tuss)N la scientifically prepared to act at once—not only to relieve tuch coughing but also to looien tickling phlegm and make It eulcr to rklM. Safe and mighty effective for both old and young. Pleasant tastingt PAINT HARDWARE HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES ETC. Free Delivery CANS, he. Maple Street T«l. 3507 R&P METAL WORKS !»n SO. MAIN STREET. (Rear) Expert Welding of All Type* Forging, Sheet Metal and Ornamental Steel- Work Sheet and Bnr Metal for Sale Telephone 6377 Complete Line «f CARMOTE PAINTS for Interior and exterior Mt SLEDS — $5.75 up Union City Hardware 384 X. MAIN ST. VMon City M. Ratklewtch, Prop. W. .). Stoke*. M(r. L ELECTRIC IRONS $2.95 WEISS' Ben Franklin Store 152 CHUKCH STREET HUNDREDS OF VALUES! January Clearance SALE • at BENSON'S KIDDIE SHOP 130 SOUTH MAIN ST. Waterbury MEN'S and WOMEN'S SHOE SKATES (Including: White Shoe Skates for Women) Boys' Hockey Skates ECONOMY AUTO SUPPLY STORE 80 SOUTH MAIN ST. TEL. 6162 . conn. FOR RANGE OB FUEL OIL TEL. 5618 Bill's Fuel Oil Service 69 Woodland Street "Bill" Marmelll, Prop. CHAPEL ELECTRIC COMPANY IN NEW QUARTERS AT ^ 28 CHURCH STREET . Tel. 2219 — RADIOS — — PHONOGRAPHS — Radio - Phono Combination* RADIO .REPAIR SERVICE TRADITIONAL QUALITY SINCE 18OO YOU'LL WEAR WITH PARDON) 4BLR PRIDE Heavy, solid gold emblem rings to make a man proud. W« hav* a wide collection of these fraternal rings, each wrought with the highest perfection of craftsmanship. Blue lodge Masonic, White Emblem on yellow gold . . . 947.OO. 32nd Degree Masonic... 92O.OO; with diamond... $144,OO. 6;P.O.E. Fraternal, White Emblem on yellow gold . . . *40.OO. Prices Include Federal Tax. DIVIDED PAYMENTS INVITED AT WO ADDED COST 68 Bank St. At Center St., Waterburv

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