Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 1, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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DOUBLE DUTY L.DOLLARS.J A Progressive Newspaper For A Progressive Community WEATHER Fair, Cooler Full Report On fagc 3 Vol. LXVIII, No. 153 ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Reported Killed In Act Nazis On French Front Attacking Fiercely But Are Being Hurled Back British Threat To Caen Is Just As Great, In Greater YANKS ON CENTRAL FriONT HAVE TAKEN SEVERAL MORE TOWNS They Are Systematically .Reducing- 2,000 Germans Northwest Of Cherbourg t <I!y fulled Tress) The Nn/.is aro throwing trip- hnnmiei 1 Kink attacks nt the British fin the French front—and ai'o Kot'in^ nowhere. 7n .smashing repeatedly- but fu- lilely- against tho Brilish wedge nt Caen, the Germans ni'fl using parts of seven Pan/.or divisions. At full strength, thtit wcmld mean MOD tanks and 8.1,000 nirn. Thro.- times yesterday the Gei- man.H Ktrurk. iOach time, the s' i c- cmd I'.ritish army Under Liuu'. On. Christopher Dcmpsny lhn:w them Imck. f~ist night and this ni'irning, the N'axis continued to us<- ai-mni- in increasingly heavy counter-blows. That armor is ir!'?nUflef! as including ^omD of thu JlmrMt S-S and F-'Hh/ei- grenadier units from North ACrica, Sicily. Italy and even Russia. Front observers .we behind ibcsc turioti.s lank . attacks the bold, j VRCklr-ss hand nt N<w.l Marshal I R(im:ncl. Cm-respondents describe the -V.1/J ansaults as in the "true, headstrong, .RornmcM style." They .iuj, r K<'st that the old desert fox h.-i.t taken over tho persona! direction <>! the battle for Caen. f!ut despite the Na.zi attacks, the Bn:i.-h threat td Caen is jusl (is meat, in fact, greater. J''or the ni.-u- Allied comniunif|iio says the British are x t r 1 t> n K 0 r. have stn.'nKthened their positions on Burkowski Reported German P. W. Mrs. Dorothy Burkowski [ Receives I'irst News Of \ Husband 'Since Sept. 19431 Reinforcements Pour In For Yanks On Saipan Kirst T,i. Jrisoph F. Burkowski of Union City wns reported late yesterday lo br> ,1 prisoner of war in German hands. This was the first time t>'iit M-s. Dorothy (Mason) Burkowaki, the lieutenant's wife. IIH.M heard of him since he was reported missing in action Sept. 16, 10-13. Lt. Uurkow' n navigator aboard a Flying Fortress was re- (C'ontinued on Pago 81 Andrew Radwick, Air Instructor, Is Visitor Here Pilot Tells Of War In Pacific Zone Lieutenant B, J. Scudaj Lauds Work Of Armed j . Forces In War On Japs Normandy Wounded Arrive 1,T. JOSKIMI !••. BUltKOWSKI after a mission was hi.s 17th mis- -inr. flaflv/ick, former Nan- jiidiTit, hut who for the -al yp-irs has henn a:- thr- United Stale:-, Ar-my 's as a civilian fivlntlon . \V.x-< a recent, visitor in i .. Mi-, lla-lwiek learned to fly .v«[-.•<,-i w at Be.'hrtny Field anr! b< fore tlv war broke out, had hi fiwn jilar.i: at tho field. Shortly after the outbreak of hnMilili,..< Mr. Rarl wick . was signed ''}' ""' military ntilhorilics as an fivi.'itimi insti-uctoi- and fni- >-r,ime iMnntlis K-XJI. stationed nt Wostovcr i '" 'ha! time, however, he has '••ansfem-fi to Acaxlia, Flori: 1 . ronnerticin wltli hi< dulles, i'i-friiiy wa- shifted back into north again, ' presumably lei >>,! rid, |. Vv'eslover. Ho has rpsiiiini; in Springfield, Mass.. hi.s wife, who moved to Masi.i- f'Us nmre than a year ago. w^ s reported that civilian «vi;ni(, r . insinictors may b,i placed Army with a military rank, tli.-in- being employed under tatus by the military. It ln tni ' civilian Undo Eben's Diary There w u s a hand rally and •.tritwlmrry frstl- val at. the Tnvvn liull f.milght iiiul :> fellow from the state capital iniidi* the principal .speech nnd said fulks who sire excited 'lit the "sei-ond front." after tniirini; fnr it luive luid it all linie. TluTf ain't hut two '""Us, nnywiiy, he said, the wur ' r "iit is the fir>t :md the home fril ni is si'ciuid and It takes vic- '" r . v "n both frnnt.s in win tin- and Mir ln-st iiininiliiitlnn for liiirno fnnit IM more mid big- War Bonds, UNCI.K KBKX ported missing over France. It sion, Mrs, Burkowski spent nine long months hoping, feeling nil Lho time that h er husband was alive. Yesterday she 'earned that her hopes wecr n'ot in vain. "f never once believed Joe was do.'id." she said upon receiving the good news, "i JUSL knew he was ulivo." Wore information cnnncrning Lt. P.urkowski'.s plight wa.s promised in the telegram that brought Mrs. Bui'kowski the good news. Sh c hopes to hear directly from her husband soon. Other members of :.ho farfill'y were also overjoyed at the news. Lt. Burkowuki is a brother ot "R'.illy" Burke, former national cijion cham[i|nn. who now lives in Cleveland, Ohio; Eddie Burke ot New Haven, professional at Race-1 brook Country club there, and Pete Rurke ciC C ! ty Hill street, Union City, who has won several stale ] toui-namrnts. They all snns of j Mrs. Mary Burkowski of City Hill street. Lieutenant Bui'Uowskl, an honor student at Ntiugatuok high school,! joined tho Ai-my Air .Forces in May. 10'I2. He went overseas almost a year later and participated in 17 raids over Germany -before his last. raid. Prior to his enlistment he WH.I employed by the Naugatuck Chemical Co. Week-end Travel Should Be Heavy th 11 "f 'hi 1 Kl ' r —Hiivc you l>iM'n looking for some '"rtlciilur n .<. or( |. Muyln- WE have "• Why ,,, lt i rv .. Mf . f . ro Music •""ft, »» Cliurcli :?t, Tel. 5307, K'irly this morning, weekenders and vacatiom-rs carried traveling bags to work for a quick get-away sifter finishing «t.hc day's work. Others lined the bus stops or ti-udged up fc the railroad station. Ticket sains at the New Haven passenger station here have been exceedingly heavy it was reported, and indications point to an even heavier amount of holiday travel than last year. With the closing of sevoi-al factories in town and with the Fourth of July making a long weekend rot- others, local rcsiclcnts h«ivc the chance to make for out-of-town or state points. —Fourth of July and Vacation needs ure now being feivl iircd ut Kuplwel's Cliiin-h street, tho Fiwli- l»ii Center of >'mi£utuu)<.—Adv. L.icutenan.t (j. K-). Beniton J. Souda.- of Rutland. Vermont,""a dive bor.i'o- ur pilot in the United S'ta-les Navy, and a veteran of four major engagements in the Solomon Islands, is spending several clays with his •sister, Mrs. John Andrasko, Jr., of Cotlon Hollow. •Lieutenant Scudn was stationed in the South Pacific in Lhe latter pan of 19-12 and ea:-ly 19'13 about the time that American forces were battling to hold Guadalcanal. He staled that the fa.mous Henderson air field on Guadalcanal was plenty rough when first taken over by American Marines, and thai, the going in the area was touch ajid go for mont-hs, with both Americans and Japs really playing !.ne ball for keeps. The Na.vy dive bomber pilot, who operated from aircraft carriers in. the South Pacific, paid high tp-ib- ute to the Marine veterans who first took and held Guadalcanal, and also to tho Marine fliers who foughi so gallantly there for many months. Among Ihc Marines LicirlcnanL Scuda saw on the 'Canal wa.s .Major "Joe" Foss, the crack pilot of the f-cathernci:ks who is the ace of South Pacific /.one of operations. Lieutenant. Scuda slated that I'he situation in the Soul.h Pacific has changed greatly since 1D42 and 19-13. and that the forward island bases tha'l have since been secured, have enabled the American forces to build up the back areas inlo real naval and air bases from ; which they can never be driven. The L.ieutenur.1 lauded the skip bombi.ig Uu.-iicK used by 'A'.v.erican Army and Navy pilots, stating thti'l the procedure tended for astound ing accuracy, even in night attacks on Japanese shipping. Night attacks or. dark nights arc really Lhe rugged part of dive bombing work, Leuitenant Scuda declared. The Rutland aviator shows a great interest and vast technical knowledge of the arl of dive bombing, and genera! aviation, and CN- hlbits the keenness that makes the average American the fljiiost competitor in the world in the matter of sports or tho art of warfare,' Lieutenant Scuda -has recently been stationed in Florida, but at Ihc moment is assigned to the Navy Yard at Washington. D. C., where he will report in the near future, Medical eni-p.-i.-iien carry two of fuiirti.'eti, American casualties of Normandy beachhead to waiting ambulances "t Mitchell Field, K. I, just after l.lnr wounded men arrived in. this <,omitry following a J!>- linur flight; from KnfMaud. In the group, the first full contingent to he flown homo, wrre twelve army enlisted men, an army officer and iv Navy Seabee. Official U. S. Army Air Force's, photo. < International) Sammy Dennis Writes From South Pacific About "Y" Former local Resident Has Composed Song Miss Alice Barrett, R. N., a former resident ot Naufratiick, has composed the words and music of a s-nng entitled "Tonight (I Love You So.") The soip, which has just been published and is copyrighted, is sweet and tuneful and promises to become popular. Miss Barrett, who Is a nurse in St. Vincent's hospital in Bridgeport, resides at 2912 North Main street, that city. Local Boy Reminisces C'ommunicatiion To Klambt In Fritz The Young-Men's Christian association is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. No one can appreciate the "Y" and its leaci- ei-s more than a member. Following is :\ letter Fritz, physical director of the Naugatuck "Y" received yesterday from Sammy Dennis, a local lad now in the Seabo.cs. Loyalty to the "Y". to its comradeships, ami to its members are typical of not only Sammy Dennis, but to everyone. June 1!3.10'I-I. Mid-Pacific Area. Hello Frit/,: Today was a very slow day due to circumstances I cannot reveal, but I can say it reminded me oC the time I had at. the best Y. M. C. A, in the world. I remember Saturday morning when I used to skip my clarinet lesson to go dowr. to the Y. We used to dress into our gym clothes aTid get out on the floor and shoot around; iften when you blew your ever present whistle we would snap into the straight line formation on the left side of the floor. Remember some of the wise guys who used to answer in different voices just for a. laugh when you called the roll? I always got .1 kick out of going through the exercises and tr.p exhibition acts. They sure taught • us some coordination. I liked tho way we had of getting teams together to Continued on Page 3) Fire Signals Set Up For Week-End With the U. S. Rubber Co.' shut clown of steam power over the weekend until Tuesday, Fire Chief John J. Sheridai.i announced this morning that air raid whistles will be substituted the steam power is turned on again. The air raid system will be connected to alarm boxes and vol untccrs will respond accordingly as in the case of the original whistle. Whistles ut the' Chemical Co., Risdon Mfg. Co., and Eastern Malleable Iron Co. will go off simultaneously in case of an alarm. The strain at the Footwear plant will be shut off from 11 p. m. tonight i.o C p. m. Tuesday, July 4. A t.ost will.'be made at S p. m. tonight, when two blasts arc usually blown. The arrangements for the temporary measure were made with tho cooperation of Clarence E). J'ones,. chairman of the Naugatuck War council, Harold Perry, civilian defense leader, and George Carroll of l.ho !\ y augatuck Chemical Co,, Chief Sheridan sak'.. Reported Killed Varied types of landing craft, loaded with men anil supplies, prepare to hliul somewhere on Saipan, In the Marianas, to bolster American forces' already oa tin; island, A strong, protective cover nf planes and numerous warships make It possible'for the reinfo reemeuts to reach sliore safely. Jap installations on the hill in the background are burning after nur forces shelled and iininlicd them. Coast (Juard photo, (International) SGT. PASQUALK BEST D 1C It IO . . LATE KEPOKTED New York. July 3 —(UP)—The Vichy radio reports the slaying nf another German collaborator. In a broadcast, it tells of the assassination of the secretary- Sgt. Pasquale Desiderio Had Been Missing Since May 12 Over Austria Camp Swift Paper Tells Of Localite Pvt. Joe Spadola Carries Reputation Of Sport Fan Into Army Pvt. Joe SpadoJa, son of Mrs. Delia Spadola of 2S2 High street, made the Camp Swift, Texas, publication "Baron" the other week. The local boy formerly lived in Philadelphia, Pa., and :t was there that he first began to got acquainted with big league ball and the world famous Connie Mack. Pvt. Spadola has been in the service for almost a year and a half, having- been inducted from local Selective Service Board 1-1-A. Here's the clipping from the "Baron": ' You remember. . ..there was one hack in your old home town. There is always one in anybody's Third Resident Of The Town To Give His Life For His Country general cf the Vichy militia in r. j home town. He's likely in the Army now so you come across province of south-central France. The broadcast (reported by the Federal Communications Commission) said a' firend of the militia'leader also was killed. • •.". -••: •'.- .•^rsoQo.Trrf ":-•..'.' -:;-.•;• . "FLYING BAZOOKAS" Washington.- July I —(UP) — The War Department says dive bombers equipped with rockets —known as "flying Im/.ookas"— are being employed with deadly effect; against the Japs. They are in use on the Clilna-Blirma-Indlii front. oOo MORE K0110T BOMBINGS By United Press—Robot bomb attacks on southern England continued during- the nigln and into daylight today. WILL, CLOSE FOR HOLIDAYS Hartford, July 1—(CD—Many of Connecticut's war plants will xlnit down ovor the week-end and until after the Fourth of .July. And a few will close for tuc entire week because of Inventories. At the State Capitol, G'OV- ernor Italdwin has refused to close the state offices on Monday. CALLED OPEN CITY London, July 1—(U P)—Radio Oslo says Adolf Hitler has declared Florence, in Italy, an open city to preserve its urt treasures. The move ostensibly is propaganda, with Hitler trying to make Italians believe that he is looking out Cor their interests, Naugatuck Youth Now Ensign In The Naval Reserve him in your company or detachment. He's a "stove leaprucr". ... a sports lover who knows his sports and will talk sports at the drop,-o£.-^a.- h'at: He ' knows about all the players, the piays, the fact, everything-. His knowledge of sports may be confined to one or several of this country's pastimes; but rc- pardlcss of the territory he covers, he knows his stuff. At the drop of a hat, Station hospital's "stove leapucr," Pvt. Joe Spadola is fused for a statistical explosion, literaly speaking, and baseball is Joe's forte. If you want to know who won tho third (Specia.1 To The News) • Is'cw York, N. Y., July 1—Fi'an- cis J. Sugruc, of Nau.Ea.luck, Conn., hn.s received his commission as an onsifin i" the United States Naval Reserve after completing the 35- wcck olllcer's training course at the New York U. S. N. R. Midshipmen's School. In imposing ccremonios conducted in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest got hie cathedral in the world, the graduates took the naval oiTicer's oath before Captain John K. Richards, USN, commanding ollicer of the school. This was the 18th class to bo graduated from the New York Midshipmen's School since its inception almost four years ago aboard the U. S. S. Prairie State, formerly the • flagship U. S. S. Illinois of the Great White Fleet. The school now comprises three Columbia university dormitories ns well as the training ship, and has become tho country's largest source of new naval officers ready for combat duty afloat. With the graduation of the eighteenth class, the number of reservists trained at the school exceeds 15,000. FIN'ANCIAF. RKPORT Hartford, July 1—(UP)—Acting Director James J. Graham of the State Employment Security Division reports that the State Unemployment Compensation Fund now stands at an all-tinio. high of j » $]3S.000,000. Graham says this is enough to meet all claims expected n the post-war period. (Continued on Page S) Private Pelgro In Middle Of War With Japs Private Samuel Pelgro. Jr., of the United States Army, the son of Mrs. Anna Pelgro of Barnum Cour'. has been overseas in the South Pacific thca'cr of war, for the past 19 months, and has taken part in some of the deadly fighting that has characterized action there in roccn!. mon-'lis. The local soldier, who 1s only 20 years of age. is a. member of the 112th Cavalry, dismounted. Troop G. and is officially General MacArlbur's included in famous 6th Army, a hard-fighting unit, with a great war record. Private Pelgro -has been in the Army two years, and is highly popular wilh Ills fellow soldiers, one of whom wrote to Mrs. Pel- gro stating how much- the happy young- solrlic" aids in keeping up the morale of his older brothcrs- in-arms. On t.hc seamy side of the war picture. Private Pclgro took part 'A Bcncon Falls soldier in the Army Air Forces, who wa« previously reported missing in action, is now reported to be dead, "Mrs. Josephine Gaetano, 1 Highland avenue, Beacon Fallsi received word from the German government through the International Red Cross that "your son, Pas- qualc Dosidcrio, who wos recently reported missing in action, was killed in action April 23 over Austria." Sgt.' Desiderio, a gunner on a heavy bombcv, was reported missing May 12 after a raid over Austria in a War Department telegram lo Mrs. He is the third Beacon Falls resident to be killed in the present conflict. Overseas since early last January, the Beacon Falls gunner entered the service in August, 1942, receiving basic training at. Scott Field, 111., as a radioman. Kc was stationed at other various fields, getting air crew training. A letter dated April IS, stated. that, he was well, and "please dorj't worry." was received by his mother in the latter part of that month. Sgrt. Dcsi-lerio had been home on furolugh at Christmas time, 19i3, and again in January for a few hours, just before he was due to be shipped overseas. Prior to his entrance, into Oic army, Sgt. Desiderio ' was cm- ployed at the S-iymour Mfg% Co. He attended Center grammar school in Beacon Falls. The sergeant is survived besides his mother by three sisters, Tina, Ann, and Marj'i a " Falls. Beacon Blood Donor List Here Has Reached A Total Of 130 The list of volunteers for the Mobile Blood Plasma Unit that will visit here on Monday, July 17, has now reached a total of 130, the Naugatuck chapter, American Red Cross announced today. A list of approximately 300 names must be secured if tho borough's quota of approximately 250 pints of blood plasma is to be secured. Red Cross heads here have stated. It is expected that the list of volunteers will reach well over tha 300 murk in a very short time, now that the first lists of wounded on the French invasion coast have been released and with the announcement today that the American casualties in the latest drive on the Japanese on the island of Saipan have reached the terrific toll of 9752 killed, wounded and missing in the past two weeks, even surpassing U. S. losses oh the island of Tarawa that at the time created a national furore. Volunteers nrc asltcd to list their' names just as soon as possible at the Red Cross headquarters here. Tho newest list of -H names includes: Mrs. John Brodcrick, John, Mrs. Paul Smoy, Ann Stcrniak, An- Contiiiucd on Page 3) (Continued on Page 8) ANNOUNCEMENT!! The News is seeking the name and address of every Naugatuck resident now in the armed forces of the nation. The purpose is for the presentation by mail, of a gift as a token of'appreciation of the Naugatuck Daily News for the individual's part in the great battle for freedom. After the list is compiled, there will be no additions made. Please fill out this blank and mail or bring it to the office of The News, 169 Church street,. AT ONCE Name ,.;.... —War time menus ot Jeff's Ke»- taurant, Church street, provide nourishing, hoine cooked food nt reasonable prices.—Adv.

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