Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on January 14, 1942 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Wednesday, January 14, 1942
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I * ,, > i v X", \ ' \<t > MERICANS OROUGH ALLOTTED ITS PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF ^^^^ . *. . . ' • •.'•'.'•" . • t. ••'<"..'.'.:.'-• i" *'•' . _ k ' * •_ _ __ .. - ._ A ! . : - - •—^^^^^ RUBBER (lonely, Warmer Tonight, ino- Toward Morning, i ;';.''<•;-.•.vy I?OH VICTORY i XLVII, No, 11 NAUGATUCK DAILY Price Three Cents BETHANY MILLVILLE — PLATTS MILLS i- POND HILL - STRAITSVILLE • UNION CITY iPLOYES OF RUBBER PLANTS HERE PLEASED Inufacturo Of Rubber footwear For Civilian Use Declared "Essential" .. )AY SCHEDULE . 0 BE MAINTAINED FEW DEPARTMENTS j Defense Orders Now Ponding' May Result In 6 7 Day Operations and townn who aru ornployod « 'N;«liU'lc planlH or tho StitU'H Mtibbor Oonniany wcu-o cncout-ugcd by the notice in the riihlJCM 1 plants today by C. Curlor, t'uotory manngor, •HAHHY I,, CAH'IMt umnuuu'-liu'o of rubber nrli- [(* Imeii mirlnilwl In sovoral M-H tluc. lo priori UOH on, I ho ihiol for national dol'onHo pur- H ami Mr, f.larlor'H • announco- it Ihat some divisions' will o'por- tw a five flay ti week schedule il<> If lln 1 munaKfimmr IH HueiM'HH- In nliiuliilng conlrnctB on largo .•n*> onlci'H wit loll (ire MOW pontl- HUIW ilHpfiKmcuilH niny operate K 1.x or HOVHII day schedule. . CnrU'r'H notice to the om- I'HODUCTION NOTION lie HMumnuUiirn of rubber fool- Jr for I'lvlliaii nan )I«H boon tlo- I 1 by our government, (HIM bt'fii nllotUMl HB Hliarc of uvallablc In the txiKlM of ppi'Honl ' rulings wllli minor HhjriH lit Sport Shoo, II!M rind (iaytfo prociuotlon we tild lie iildf! lo maintain r> day in these do.parlrrimilH. "An i-nslvi' (IcvclopnuMil profjrnm ,ls under way lo find tuip- for rubber oulHOloH on "U«'x and Ki.Hl.Hinnn. • ' ardors now .yoodlhg c i; and possibly ! 7 in Hfinm clopuHrnonls; lire being dovot- for the priH.sibln manufacture '•r pontoons and civilian gfw ui 1 ivilun.'d number' of styles, 'Uld bnu'Ul.'lH HllOUld eiUlblO In iviiii,-,. niir nlnok, fhimngd and , and permit Naiigatuck s l'il'lisli u iirw porrormaneo roc•'<! a lim»- when our country * tin- bi'sl performance from I llH-iiisrivc.M lo (ivory war In |tir N-MiKJiiui'-U plants have ad- In it K«i year* and with tho do- Mnnj rnopi'pnllon of ovory fini- ^''' \Vi- \vili Hi 1.)(1st OUl'HOlVOH .1-0 " l| " -ui'l tntdvo a contribution to II, L. flAHTHR, l' 4 H<'.lory Manager. -*••*•>• IN.U'UIKS PIIOVK FATAL. '''l-'-i'Mi-i. rjrmn., ,lnn. l- ; i,—(UP) ''"• Ann i lUiwiM's, ,'J7. dlerl hi to ni '-' llt "T injuries suffered r.nril- n Uic ihy \vhon Hlruck by a do• r\ Meetings Tonight and Tomorrow Fisli unil Game Asso- s '-I' I'lihin Vc „ , -l.YNUAHY la ""!'"' I-"'!*". Pythian "' s Au.\llir;,y, A. 0, If, 'iiuhir Tribe, 1. 0. U. M.' WARDEN BROPHY OPPOSED TO NEW WATER RATES Warden .1. Uropliy, when interviewed loflny contuu'ning the milling of n rommlttno appointed by tliu borough board to confer svltli William H. Moody, general manager of the Naugatuck Water Co.-OH tho now rains recently cstnb- llHbcd by Ilia watnr company, fttnlod today that he and the eiti- SWJM'H oommittno appointed by the hoard worn unanimous In their disapproval of tho now water rates and bo wished it definitely' understood that a hearing on 'tho 'matter will be hold in thn near future and Mint proper notice will be given In advance' of the hearing dale to allow nil local cltl'/.cns ample opportunity to arrange to, he present. 'llo said that tho ruins quoted' by Mr. Moody in. accord .with the gallons of water consumed were not logical In his estimation and in that of tho coinmittoo and • that n determined effort will be made to effect a satisfactory-settlement of tho controversy. It has boon previously announced Jn tho local pruss that tho now water rates are 1 effective, on JanUary I, l!"M2-and NVlil continue 'in foroa- until Ool.obor'.l' of this year 'as, a', i, •..'.v.-,*-!-* r/ v ',vM-fi'n,-.' ';;ffW*r**'V'fit*»- •Miv, M6of.l,Vi in- explaining,-rates luloptptl by tho directors' of.-thQ Walor company, 'wus frequohtly inlhi'i'tipted by the mpmbura of,, the cltlx.on's- comniHteo and the session luslud until midnight. In - naming Ui(3 new r'ateH Mr, 1 . Moody Informed the group, that-the new quarterly rules would he: Klrst 0,000 gallons, $2.70; next J8.000 gallons, M cunts a hundred; ,'next 21,000 gnlions, 2Ms cf.'.nls a hundred; next 75,000 gallons, 2'cents a hundred, The. former rates wore: First /j,200 /,'i.Ulons, $2.70; next 10,800 gallons, !i cents a hmuiro"d; next UO.OOO gallons .2^ cents'a huiujrod; next .70,000 guilon.4, 2 cents a hundred, . The now rates will be given a trial'period until Oct. 1, Mr. Moody said. Any • overcharge on the 10/ii rates will be credited to the first 19V2 bill, he announced, ; In questioning the, logic of the' rules Warden Urophy said 'today that he could not understand why 8,000 gallons of'waler couUI not be UHod for the 1 $2.70 rale instead of 0,000 or the -llgurc of /i/200 In tho original rale, Air. Moody, staled last night thai the company had.believed that the llrst rales announced were ton high and, thai Ihe later rales were rwulo for the convenience ; of con- HiimorH/ Mr. Moody stated that the now - nilos svero, ilgurcd by Mr. Hud.d, state utilities engineer,• on Ihe. basis of .an 8,000 galon consumption In the average home in the borough, lie said that after Oct. J, If ih.o cornnaiiy. decided that the rales were still loo high, Ihe neces- flury adjustments sylll be made to produce tho same per centage of net Income. Jn relation to iliu (Ixud ftnpllal account as wvs received In HMO. Mr. Moody informed the group Ihat H would be next to impossible for Ihe waler 'company to arrive, at, any dollnlle figure on the consumption reglHlarod by the new melers bol'ore October i and ho declared that the charges of "excessive rales" by consumers 'resulted chiefly from defective plumbing in Ihe homes, orfpooia'lly hi lavatories and lollcls. He said that hla company.was keep.- ing a close check'on Ihe iiew charg- UH and In crises where, Ihe. charges show an .exceptional Increase Hit property -owners are asked for. -por- nilssloirto allow'the waler company IriHpoolor.s -Lo examine the ..waler ouilols for the prosoace of costly loaks . -,,,.,'' When asked why local cltixcns were not advised of the hearing before the public utilities commlH- Hlon in Harlford to pi-otest the new rules Mr. Moody slated that, Ihn local Water '-'company officials were unaware that tlie commlslson would lake action as quickly as It olid. Industrial use of meters, here is one-third of the total consumption Mr. Moody said, All members of (he commlttoo present participated In Uio dlscusHion. Tliose members or the committee attending were: Warden Brophy, Burgesses'Anthony Twngredi, and Andrew CTTooje, Mrs. Mnry 'T. Calnc ; , .loseph; P. Konishea; William J. Baxter, Joseph Nygrcu, and Waller'Kr/ykowsKI,'' ' J. IN RADIO AT WATR TONIGHT American Progressive Candidate For Congress To Speak At 6:15 p.m. ISclwn'rd J. llynn, . of'• Tbomnsl-on, American Progressive- candidate for Congress in Lhe special olcolion to ho hold noxl Tuesday, will spenk over radio station WATR tonight •U «::I5 for 10 minutes. . ; Mr. Ryan is known throughout Uio state as''an outstanding public speaker and thus, far in the campaign-he is the only .candidate who has pro- sonlcfl any issues to tho puhli6. <. ', ; -.- ED^VAIU) vT HYAiVi V ; ; 'Said Mr. Ryan today: ; ll Lf : tho .people b'f tills pi.sti'lct'ciect-rncito'Go;!- gress oh n'ext. Tuesday 1 1 \vttl 1 intrp- duc'c a to .amend'. the social se- 'curl ty law' so that cyci'y American clijKtin "rbnch'fng -tho'--4igc;oT GO and havfiig an ' nnniial : income of -less than $500 •tlibrcriClc'r \vlll •receive.: a check each 'month - for the rest .of their lives "of $00. "Wff \vlll : adopt a nationwide slogan' -of , "Sixty- Dol- I a rs A t (iO^ 1 wli I cli .will ' l)fi he ra i dec! from one coast to the other. ••••[ "We have 'Ignored our responsibilities. to our elders all togellTCr too long. ' We- mus't'cli'm'inatc the state old ago assistance: system and bring- it under the federal government. In tliis way \vo' \vould 'eliminate thousands upon thousands of dollars which are now gobbled' up by persons paid to ^administer the system. We' would eliminate the red tape and tho snooping investignlors. AVe wouVl make every American citizen secure in the knowledge thai/when they' reached 00 'years of age they would be eligible .for a monthly check of GO rl altars without red' tape and without being asked many embarrassing questions/ 1 ....-• : "Por years 1 have been telling our American people; that the men in pur armed forces are underpaid. 1 .'favoi. 1 an adequate and. livable ; .,Svage -fpr every ';man serving .in our- ; d forces. •'. • .':'• : , . ; • • : -." ' • "in order to ofi'cot.^hls.rt-I '-wouUl 'drastloaUy rednuo 'profiteering' 'on, war.clcfonse orders, During -the hist world war' there llbnriirus 1 niacle as war. ' That must this war: ' •' . .< ? "Du iil-rig the past I: have been opposed 'to a foreign war 'for' this country .'because I knew -we were not. prepared. I have spoken iir all. the principal cities along, our Atlatnic seaboard telling our popplo that \v,e should keep our defense .material right hero in America and nbt'giyo (t away, at the same time urging ;a strong nntional defense so. .strong Ih ft t . n o ' n a (, I o n o r a n y .- cb mb i n a i;j on of naUoiis wquld . cv.ei 1 dare at.tack' US. • •'' ' •' ' "'••••'.-.' ' ''. '•.' ' ''• ' . . ll [ believe Ihat i.f'vmy: policy .had boon followed ' there," ; would have been no Pcnr.P- Harbor 'tragedy,, and the •',) H pn new wo u id : . n b t be I n ; Man 1 )u .tonight.'' ; ;; '".••"•'• . •': '• •" . : . "Jlowover, wG : are.^at war and \ve have all taken a solemn pledge lliat we will win the .war,— oir that point there is no argument— wo' all- ngree. "If our poopjc ;'sond.:me to Gbij.- .grysB I will not ta'ecpip'c-.a .'Yes-man' for- any • politician 'or' any poli.tical gj'oiip'. I will "sci've only our .people to: Ibo/best of my ability and ''pray to Ood for; guidance," . ; • , ; wore hk, 000 'm 11- a; result/ o,f : that never' happen in . An)nri ss : • Hartford, '.Co'nn.v.Jnn. j-li— (UiP)4 Gov. 1-lurloy.!- will -rir.ld.rpss-,. the' 07th annual meeting -of. theVdoiynecticul, State grange lonigbl. Ills Inlk will follow' an election of officers for Hie"' coming year. Naugatuck Chapter AMERICAN! RED 12, HW2. Fo 11 o U' C, i I i /ft n s o f Na u flu (tick:.; The response of the 'i»?oi>lc; qf ( thiscommunity .lo date lo /liner-- icnn R««l Cross War Fund is'Vppip'etoliiled •.fjr'cnlly. One to the unusually high quota ««l'-- Tor. ns ^u^rciiVains to bo' sliuhtly over $5,000, To nccoiDplish this task \v« ;a«ki Uiivsiipport of ALL'-oui- c'Hi/ens who Imve not yk conirnH>t<Ml. : -W«i |are nlso rtskln« 'those' who. have eon;. Li-Hinted lo fliv«'nri•"nddliional' ijiiiouiilV if possible, nnd if so inai'Kcd these will be noicU on: our dally.; reports.;: Nrtuyaluck is very iprouil of the fact ihntY£iUs\^ Its «oal ; in any' >yar-Unm clfort Unit it bos been f|lv<ui lo, perform in (be past. To keep faith wU.Ii our -lioys now In t,bo arnicjd forces we .-must' not Toiler. We arc countinn on tbe cooperation of all I , , ,;.. , ; LISLE B. TUTTLE, Ciliait'innn. i Former Chicago Mall Order; •Executive la Given;Hig;ii : : ly Important Office .. ; STEP FOWARD Quick: ; Establishment Of Sti ; - pmne Allied /Supply Council Is Now Indicate^ 'BY' JOHN :D.:/GONZALE£ •'>'''.• - (Unitod Press Staff. Gprrcspondptil) ' Washington, D. G., ,Jan."44-r(UPy— Appointment/of D'o'nalcl M.'Nelson ;; as generalissimo of -the "Arsenal ..of Democracy" 1 —'answerable only .to Prqskleht Roosevelt for , •; industry's war.production—indicated today tbe quick Gstablisbmcnt of" d". t ;supremo Allied .supply,' counc'l' .'.coordinate deliveries to tbe'. Armies ot;.'.;. Ill o united nation?. / ' . / . Nolso'n,"former Chicago mail 'order house execuil.yc" who : rose-to* the- top, 'of-tftcWar 'production set-up in i8 months, and Lord Beayerbrook, O.r^at n^n-Vin'o minltjt.pv . hf surrnh'. i^r.e- . Britain's minister ; of ; supply, sunmbly \yould'b.e;_thc : nibst important members of the'supply'council., •President BboseveTt announced hist night that Nelson /Nyould\bcjnarned chairman and 'responsible.'director—, "his-decisions-. . •, will-be final."—pf a":new war prpdiicl^on..board replacing- the supply priorities and allocations board which took the top defense .production, .spot-' from' 'the. office of production, management last August. '•'.'. •••'". v'" '• • ••' . Nelson's'is the most, powerful PO-. sition 'given a' civill-an' by,;a .war President since \Vpodr o'w •'-Wilson' made'Herbert G. Hoover food-administrator during World.NVar I; 1 Tl}0 war production hoard .parallels',••.the 1 •world' v/ar- industries board .,\yhtoh was headed by'Bernard'-M.- Baruehl Nelson's : new job. will place -him in a position comparable 'tb' that held by Beaverbrook'. 'in Britain; Some ; sources'.said ; the powers/cpn- templated for him would make Him a .virtual •. mhiister' of supply -and place him -"head- .and- shoulders"-above any'othei"o/Tlcial ; Jn; : yth : e.'govern merit except Mr;. RooBcyeJt;;^-:, -^ It was believed in many.'"'quarters that Nelson miglH.-be\mn(l,e'l;hi3.iliead of the -new .allied supply;.' co.u even .over. Beaverbrook, ;Tho,t : ulatioji ^^;as ; ,b.a^ed on..belief^t American'' would ,be' chosen to such an prganixati-oh,because'' of the Unilcd States'. donVlnant placc.J.n 'the war production picture; >V ( ' '^; ,; ,^- ; , Nelson's appointment-'; ends"" -many months- of criticisnivfop Mr. -Rbo^e- .yelt's. war . production !;'8et^uR,v/ r .Iye- mands for • a - one-man" 'production; chief- extended far,beyond .the'..ranks; of • t)ioe who frequently. ; cri ticize .the. administration;- .'" j;-^?''-lVV^V v ' v; :..v .Only a. few-hours -.before.; the. President's =' announcement .yesterday, Chairman.. Tom , Gonnally, IX, Tex., of tile senate /foreign.relations committee, a supporter" of ,lhe ad-, ministration, - said '^that;. V^vhat,. the production , progrrtnV; • jieededv was "one double - fisted;' ..hard -boiled,' brass - .colored and;''iron - tonguecl. man." • -. ; ••. -i---'•'•-.-'. ; '••'. ' : ' : :"\': ; - •.•••,•'•'•;•'• - Friends of : -Nelson..declined,.tp.-.say:: whether.. tliey 'thoughI,he-ansxyereU;' that rlescription, bu^Congressmen hailed his appointment as^ a-"long (Continued on, Page Two)' - - t IleM^iarters Owned vOniChurch.' St. '*' • "' •'• : ' " LoeaJ; ^beadiiujivUrs 1 ;; jfor ; ibe. lf ;i ; '''l)CCII:- > /''OOCIlftO"iV'"'J''''-^OV ' O • (jbUl'CIl' . c>mdidttte -in .his i clcetedfi to Coriflrcss succeed Judjjc: J.ff.osepJi- Smith. .-'< The tcleplibne nuniher at heud- ; (juni ; l0i'S ; is:- 5707 '.'.and .is for the; I)cneat of. all eiti/ens of (lie ' borouoh-seekinti Information on; -jhc 'cnmpnion or d'c.sii'ino trans- porlatiou Id 1 tjie, polls on January 20lh, when, the special elee- TO MEET FRIDAY ' . Thomas :H. -Nolan, -'chairman., of tlie, Police' Division of the . Nauga- 'tuck' 'Defense' Cpunci 1, has . announced a meeting'o'f auxiliary police/ Friday' eyenjng, January ,16th, at 8 p. in. in ' the' borough court room. It i.s : hoped t.hat all. members 'will'be, present as questions of yllal importance ..will lie discussed. Police Chief John 6.0 r in ley will address .the meeting. '.''." : .'.-..• " • Ceorgeaianslelt was named.presi- dent; of'Club: 17 .of, the United States •Rubber Company- for the. ensuing year at the' last'regular .meeting o the ; club, Mr.viianslclt will succeed Paul Tourangeau. . • .- . - .-. • . • Other o,fflcers.of, the ct'Uh elected fo.r -ia42-/4. ore", : Charl.cs Johnson, vice- president,;'.Henry Rodman, secretary ; Thomas- SmegclskiVtreasurer. The club'.y.oted-to.extend its appreciation to'- the' retiring ofllc'ers for their ex- cel'ient'' administration -during the 'pas.l year,, and also voted to, purchase •two'- §100' Defense Savings Bonds.- . Labor : Department today cerU.ned 'tlie>Jlrst:'dispute' to the new national ,W4r?-.lRi)br -boarcl. — a^ threatcneu strike ;pf>;.'Los V Xngeles -street' car BALANCE; ernmerit.: 'and receipts for tjie 'cUrre'ritvfls'caivycfti 1 ; 'through.- Jai 12/compared'. \yith a year ago.; -THIS YEAH— -•.-— LAST ' ' . . • $5,573,9 19, 361 .23 : War Spcndihf/ , 0,pi9.7^ i 1,955,910,605,49 . .: :: ' 3,065,7^ 3,2S1 .05. Dellclt;- • : ..... ' ••- « 8,039,531/280.5(5 , 2,47l/ii5,129,5$ i " v Cash Balance ; , ' 3,239,400/175.49 \ ,719,028,204.52 's Men Said To Have Inflicted Heavy Losses On Invaders BRITISH FORCES MAY BE They Have Set. Up Strong Line On The Malaya Peninsula . MAY MAKE MA JOE STAND ON BORDERS OF JOHORE PROVINCE Russians Reported Nearer Success€n Closing Pincers n^ Niazi/Trobps' . '••! •• BY'.3012 AH-JiiX'MORRIS " . .(United. Press foreign-IC.ditor) j :. ', DriUshrimperials, ,'aided . by 'Increased .'air' supporl'v set.up,a .strong ''line on .'the.' Mnlayja.' : JPcninsula : and were Jjclievcd : to be'ehlrating on .a ' major ..stand on. the ; borders' 'o'f Jphore province,..about,90. m.iles cpn8|devuViy'"h^rtli''bf v tihat line for the "time- being, -however.. Th'e'rieL effect of Uicse Allied operations is not a .counter-offensive 'hut a defensive nclion, designed to; Slow up the .enemy-'in all.-Ibe'aLars- of the Paci/lc.'and, slop him .wherever- possible until, full Allied ^ strength can be mustered for big-i scale attacks. . !• •-.,. There, was no assurance in either Singapore or London today that Allied supreme headquarters in Java, where Gen. Sir Archibald Wavcll and Admiral- Thomas G. Hurt have arrived with their -.staffs; bold any immediate hope for improvement of ...tbe Malaya situation. •The Japanese, pushing down the west coast from the Kuala Lumpur sector, still were..making sopie progress despite extensive '.Allied' demolition and rear-guard resistance but- the big test.will come closer to Singapore., The Dutch moved into the fighting zone on the Sarawak border to stop, the enemy rather than in hope of immediately ,pushing him-ouL of Borneo. Offensive operations by Allied forces;were in progress hut the Allies were still .onUhe defensive in general in the Far Bust. That situation is Hltcly to prevail for sometime, with the Japanese momentum continuing to make broad gains despite the offensive counter-blows t-hat may he struck against them until the enemy general drive is .brought, .to.a halt. .Australian forces and increased 'numbers of Allied airplanes were 'improving the military .situation in Malaya -but it, was pointed out -in London that-large numbers of Japanese mechanised troops,. Infantry and airplanes stiM- held the.initiative and.that no sudden'or complete reversal should be expected. ^. Although the heavy rains slowed up the Japanese, it was believed likely (hat 'they, would be able So advance farther, south before meeting the strongest British resistance, Tokyo, broadcasts seemed to agree with this London survey, of the military situation, reporting that the Japanese still Were advancing hut that they had encountered much stronger dei'ensJ3\.positions. The Japanese , broadcasts also again reported that .the United States airplane carrier Lexington bail. b.een sunk by a submarine on January 12, biit : .,th'e report' was not otherwise con.flrme.d: In Burma, there stiM were'indica- tions that both sides were preparing: for possible land offensives. An exchange of aerial bombs contmucd, with ..'.the Japanese; again bombing the Rangoon Airdrome, following Allied air'•attacks/; oh Japanese bases in Tlinilarid. 'Northward, JnV,China, .there were reported ;from Chungking severe fighting. in the ,Canton area where the' Chinese had-struck at that important, - ; Japanese-held base in southern 'China!" .The,, latest reports told of Uiree Japanese •counter-tH.- tacks by ^columns ; of 3,000 soldiers each, but progress was indefinite. On the eastern .front,, the Russians B.l'li 1 ;were: increasing^ the. strength of their counter-attacks'and were (Continued on Page Two) STATE GUARDSMEN WILL LEAVE HERE NEXT SATURDAY Rifle Companies Will Be Guests At Dinner At Waterbury Armory • . • Members of the Connecticut'state guard-who have been on,duty since New Year's eve,'guarding tho local plants of the .United: States Rubbor Co., will he demobilized next .Sat- urday.morning, and will he replaced by local-young men who have been appointed ,-to guard 'the. factories under .army .supervision. • \ • '.. Members, of the. State; guard have several'sections'of the slate by order of- Gov;- Hofcert A. Hurley. Tho majority of, the guardsmen are members of rifle companion, from Torrington and Ansonia and. for 'the past two weeks rifle companies from the Waierbury division have been on patrol. Patrols have been maintained in Naugatuck for twenty-four hours a day and the soldiers have madc^a decidedly favorable impression upon the residents of the borough, following their demobitoUo/i lift J'H> tory guards Saturday they will ho on call for. any disaster or emergency.' 1 ' The .guardsmen will depart from Naugatuck Saturday and will report at the Waterbury armory where they will ho given t their demobilization orders and' will be guests of the state at a dinner. VICTORY BOOK CAMPAIGN OFF TO A GOOD START Local Citizens Have Donated Over 300 Volumes To Drive To Date Miss Jessie DeShong, regional Qhairman of the Victory Rook campaign in Naugatuck, is greuUy encouraged by the wholehearted spirit evidenced by local ciU'/.ens in responding Lo tbn -.appeal of the committee for donations of boohs for, the men in Miii several branches of the service of tbe United Stales. Mijrss DeShong announced today that over 300 volumes have been received 4o -dale at the \Vhll tcmoro librnry. Miss DeShong also staled that, the drive committee was deeply indebted to Naugatuck Post of Ihe American Legion for Us cooperation in supplying the material for the window .display which is being arranged for, (-he last few doys of Mi is week at the M. Preedman si.orc on Church street. • , A fifteen -minute broadcast over station WEAP, with a nationwide hookup on the complete Red network, will be in the air lonigbt al 7:30 on the program entitled "We Present." Among, the speakers on tho. broadcast will be Fannie Hurst, the novelist, and Clifton Fadimah and F. P. Adams, well known members of the radio cast on "Information Please." CHURCH SAVED Salem, Moss.,., Ion. 14— (UP)-Thc SI, Nicholas Russian Orthodox church was saved today as result of last-minute action by parishioners who passed a hat in a court robin yesterday after the church was ordered sold and gathered Die $50 needed to pay a steeplejack's bill, Japanese Forces Had Attempted To Assault The U. S. Lines U, S, WARPLANES HAVE SUNK TWO OP JAPS' LIGHTERS They Were Engaged I n Operations! For Defense Of Dutch East Indies : By HARRISON SALISBURY ' (United Press Staff Correspondent) NVashington, D. 0., Jan. 14— (HI?)— Gen. Douglas MacArtliur'B men hiivo huHten off MAVO more ''/'determined" -Japanese atlacJts 'In Butaan,' Uio Wai- Department reported today, : and 1 U. S. warplahes nave sunk- iwo ,1'ap'nri- Dept.ftment reported- today, and* U. esc lighters iir operations 'for .defense of 'the- Duic'l) JSasl JmllcB,'.' Jt was the 'fir's I -'(.line- the War -Department - •afllclal!y/''nad connrmea that American .air power, ban , joined the Dutch 'In combined ofTorU ;ito beat oH' , the '..)apanose .'offensive against, the oil and, ruljbcr ric)j ilii- dies;,' . ' .;,. ______ " . >..' ' .-..v. \\ • ••.;-. tho )ii ii n I tj u oV «airJ; iiire'b: ,'pn r Li c J frnifrj! the operatJ'pri •—; attacked ' landing" forces n't Tnrhkan, rich oil Inland! ud'jacent to the northeast Borneo coast, and «ank two lighten which .were engaged In putting Japanese troop inshore-.on the Island. On Lujion, where MacArthur IK fighting to turji his Oataan-CorregS dor positions into an American. "Tobruk," Die Japanese attacked hlH IBdliuin linos twice' hut ..were beaten. on 1 . The Americans were waltl to /iave Inflicted "heavy IOSBCH" on tho Japanese forces which attempted to a«fiouit the U. S. lines despite tho fuDure. of their artillery preparu- tlqnfi of the day previous. The War Department characterized the, Japanese oporaUonH;, in Jiutann as '"reconnaissances ' In'',: indicating that thi» JapiuieHc'tprOBJjcd!for- ward ;h an ftttempt;;tq flfkl weak spots In the U. S. lines u^jnitt,which the main ossault conld;))C; l< Tl)CBe ulHicks- wore well ed by nrtlllery and aircraft,'- communi'tui! said, u Amerlcan\ PiJiltppifiC casualties', were Lively ^nmll. 1 ' < •; Again, the JnpnneBC;»ir employed entirely In-:- support ground operations and: new: aU^_ T _ were made on American for|l(lca- Uoii«, Including Corrcgldor. ; / The War Department reported that information from Mindanao'and Jolo Islands in the Philippines Indlc-rtted tJi'e Japanese were csUibllshJng advance bases there for the nupport of their pperaUojiR against the Dutch Indies and Malaya, Mindanao is the Koulliernmpsl large Philippine Island where the Japanese have set up an Important base at Davao. Jolo I» a sm/il) Jslaml southwest of Mindanao in the Suju archipelago close to the northeast Hornco coast. It is about 100 miles southwest of Xamboanga. The U.-Js. afr attack on the Japanese landing operations at Torakan \\nx carried out t in .unfavorable weal her, the communique said, which made n,.dffl)cuR to determine the effectivcnesH of the attack. The U. S. planes returned to their hose undamaged. f . - . For nearly 40 days MacArthur has held out against assault and today Micro were hints in Tokyo propaganda reports and the ofllcfal American communiques that hi*, forces still pack a potent punch. The JapJuioKC, in fo,ct, went,Vurther lhan Washington's official, advice*, and admitted that MacArthur haw lauhched coonler-attacks ogajnst the troops which arc 'pressing hJB Bataan Province lines. Tokyo-Insisted that 'thpj counter-attacks \vere not effective. . Tim, Americans reports jjrcdfted MacArthur with ft handy victory in a battle of J)Ig guns In which Japanese attempts to sbflcn up'MacAr- thur's lines for large-scale, land as-; sault -failed -notably. -• * But H WMS emphasised by all Informed military sources thUt Mac-' Arthur's batUe Is strictly defensive and against nd-ls which inulUply his ratio to 'his losses, of men and consumption' of ammunition, food and material. His task 'Is to Inflict as heavy (Continued on l'a«<j Eight) , f f i&> •W-. d

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