Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 5, 1944 · Page 1
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DOUBLE DUTY _DOLlflBS__ Vo l. LXVIII, No! 155 ESfABLISHEb" 1885 A Progressive Newspaper For A'Progressive Community", WEAJHER Fair Tonight Full Report On -Pace B WEDNESDAY,,JULY 5,1944 ' Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Oentr Yanks Make Gains Along 25-Mile Front In France; May Capture Big Objective \\ \ They Have Pushed To The Threshold Of La Hayc Dn Pints AMERICAN BOMBERS HIT AIRFIELDS IN HOLLAND, BELGIUM Germans Continue To Shoot Robot Bombs At Southern England d'.y b'nllc-d I'rc.HM) AnwiiMn troops fire cm tho verge, of cnptunnsr the-first big objective of their now drive in France. American troops arc less than mile fi-orn tho Gctannn communication center of La Hayo Du .Pults on the west side of Cherboui- pcnlnsulti. And patrols tilre<ul> hftvo smashed into the outskirts of the town. The V.-inks pushed to the threshold of IM Have In scoring u pen- fi-.-il nrlvancf till along the 20-mile front. They captured .13 more vll- liiKfs nnd took another hill within s mile northeast of - La Haye Radio London says the Yanks also nrc within a'milr of t.hclr objective from ill'' west and northwest, too. Whatever the exact extent of their fidvancf. this much is certain: Ovarral Hradk-y's Amcrlciin First Army is closing in steadily on IA Jfnyc. •And from the, newly-won high cround nhov« TJI Hay 1 . American artillerymen are firing back, cov» crins thv assault on the town. The Nnzis nnd Americans are using nnti-peraonrtel shells which burst In thp nir find scatter shrapnel so p.xtensi'.Tly that even n\fn hiding in foxholes aren't safe from It. But-thc Germans arc getting the worst of It. Tfio American guns arc outshnotlng the Naxis as much as ilx slmm :r.> one, British and Canadian troops on the eastern end of tho French front,are fighting just «s furiously. They have bent tho wall of Nazi defenses around Caen, main oh- sttide oo the road to Paris. The British pushed closer to Oicn fcom tho southwest, taking Fontnlnc, three miles from tho German stronghold. The Cunad- Itins are about as closjc from the west hut arc meeting stubborn Nfixl opposition at the nlrlleld bo- low Carpici'.ict which they took at the outset of tho drive yesterday, .'t has boon revealed that General Eisenhower flew over the N'aul linos 'in Normandy on tho Fourth of July. Tho supremo Allied commander flew in a Mustang lighter piloted I'.v Major General ISIwood Qucsada, hc'Kl of th" 9th air force command. PMuts sjiy rCiscnhowor appeared "Kroiitly pleased" hy his first hand ohserviitinns. He flow in a formation of seven planes. And they are believed to have run into little or no flag. An American radio corrcspon- i 'lent, Merrill Mueller (of >'BC) j nnys trl-is is the second tlmo ISisen- hnwnr has ponotrateci behind tho Xii'/i lini-s. 'Hip Mhfr tlrne was on thre Kr'mml in ICranco, when he by- psisscd nn cnomy pocket of resist- *ncB on. Cherbourg peninsula. A misty film o-f clouds ovcrhunf, the Dover straits today. But It <•'! tt. pi'"i-,.nt fi thurnplpng assault "y A;i]i'rio;in heavy bombers. '''lying Kortresc'M nnd LlfJoi'iitorn, ™viM-od |,y lighters, smashed at ' fill-fields in J-toHand and Bel- British Subs Sink Nine Jap Supply Ships (IJ,v United .1'ro.vO . British submarines in the Fai/ have whittled more strength from the Japanese merchant fleet. The British Admiralty revcais I hat its subs have sunk nine Jap supply s.hlps and damaged two others in rencnt action. The Admiralty -reporls that one ship w/is apparently undamaged after an assault. The enemy vessel went •steaming' on Us way. But •t'ho_ British sub followed doggedly for 3(5 long hour. Finally, the sub got a chance for the kill. -And thu raider ship went to the bottom. Another British underwater marauder pursued a Japanese ship for 30 hour.*, before sinking it. In addition, Briish submarines shelled a Jap port along t'he northern coast of Sumatra from a position, just 25 yards from the port's main breakwater. In this assault, Ihc subs almost completely destroyed one Jap supply train. In the Bay of Ben-pal. British subs pumped shells into Roys Island in the Andaman group. • Far to the east,-American planes and light naval units sonl shells Reds Capture Minsk, Gate To Warsaw And Berlin VEMKIE NEVEl» * •POLOTSK Naugatuck Baby Born On July 4th, Independence Day . Nil u tea tuck wan blcnxcd with one Independence Kay baby. A baby Kir) wn» born to Mr. nnd Mm. Frank Viirk*i»lll», 18 IJneH Hill utrcet. Union City, ut St.- Mury'N hoHpltal yuiiter- day. The youn|r»tcr' arrived at 19 noon. Both mother and daughter were reported doing wot by hospital authorities. Hundreds Attend Of William J. Neary Unchecked lliis-sinn armies, ill tin- capture of Minsk, tlirouti.-n an estimated 300,000 Tsny.l troops after n hrilliunt Kiicirclumcnf movement. This ivn.s accomplished after the victorious Kedn severed all railroad communications running westward. The only escape routes for the trapped Germans ure dirt roads through fonssts and marshes. Capture of the strategic, city, which fell into German lumds June X!), J(M1, opens up the way for a Soviet drive on \Vursiiw and the Baltic State.* nnd, eventually, on Berlin. The liliick arrows indicate the directions of the drives. (International) black arrows Indicate the directions of the drives. (International) Local Soldier Is Graduate Of Army Armored School Delegates At Monetary Parley (Continued on Pago S) Lieutenant Nixon In Missouri For Advanced Training Second Lieutenant Richard J. lJvon, son .of .Mr. .and . Mrs... J.phn F. Xlxon o' 13S Scot', street, has i'c- cently arrived ut PwOsccruns Field n base of -the Ferrying Division (Special to The. News) Fort Knox, Ky.'. July B—Trained to became armorers and gun me chanics for the lightning-f.-ist, accurate-shooting armored divisions, ancf trini< battalions. Corpora Georgu E. Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Nelson, 12-1 Park avenue, Naugaluck, 1 Conn., was among those soldiers graduated from the Gunnery Department of tho Armored school. During' their intensive .course, the graduates learned repair and maintenance 'of 'all- guns used in the armored divisions up to .and .including.' -ttic .^bTg..77. .Enm.ica'rinon which are mounted on' medium tanks .and. ' half-tracks. They arc trained to'know these weapons so well they can take them apart- in the dark; remove and repair broken parts and reassemble thum with a minimum loss or time. Their training was planned with the aim of keeping guns in action in combat,, and putting them back into action when parts wear out or aro disabled 1 by enemy fire. The Gunnery Department is one of eight in the vast Armored school, headed by Brig. Gen, P. M. Robinett, commandant. rliini pnu.idotl the NfKil robot . -'><>mh huso* i n the Pas DC Calais "nil cif France, Th«t makes the second time «'ithin just a few hours that those wmh buses have been raided, KAF nenvywcightsi pounded them clut- nir the ntght and also hit n syn- ™ic oil P [; lru | n tho Ruhr val- !*>'• Tho British bombers also hit transport centers In Franco. 'cn bombers were ]ost. B »t drapite the raids, the Cer- '"nn* continued to shoot robot nonilm nt southern England off- nn«-on during the night and today. Uncle Eben's Diary li 1 ni m Ufiltor'N \vifr \vt\n xnyinff to Mother today hor y o u n K c ,H t (IHiiRlitrr, Ixuhul in K"'"* t" iniirry Dun 1. 11 t h P i', from Dothlin, next time .hi; hax and that Jnithol I.H e.\cit,.,| »t the- pronprct l>» Jhe was tin* time -the vrnn srt- lln K reiidv tri go to W with the hfch j-ohnol <c CHS,. - Th , lti „„,,, Mothp,., fx _ niiiinM,t n ht-r whut'M tho nmtt«.-r •l«i to,, muny of thfitf wnr iniir- fliiiri's. UXCI.K, EIIKX 'LIEUT. KlCIiAItl) -I. NIXON Air Transport Command, near St. Joseph, Mo. He is at the Missouri base for an advanced pilot train- .Ing course. .Ll. Nixon enlisted in the Army in October, . 19*!2, and was commissioned at George Field, III., in May, 10-M. But'orc entering thu service ho was employed by the Nixon Construction Company hero. U. S. Rubber Co. New Schedule On Payroll Checks Duo to the shutdown for vacation, the Naugatkick- Footwear Plant of the (JniWSd Stales Rubber Company has announced a new schedule for tho Issuance of pay checks, covering the week ending July 2nd. 19-I-I. Payment for the various departments will be made as folloWs: All employes of the Waterproof Mill will bo paid Friday, July IO-1'I, between 1 and 3 p. m., at the Water suoct gate. All employes of the Fabric Shoe Mill. Fuel Cells, and Carton Plant will be paid Friday, July 7, 19'H, between 1 and ' 3 p. m., at the Maplo street tower, Mechanical and Beacon Falls will bo paid in their regular departments. Checks may also be obtained Saturday. July 8th, between S and 12 a m'. at the Paymaster's window. Employes who did not receive their checks on Friday, will be paid n thuir regular department Monday, July 10th. 19'H. —Wur time incniiK nt .Tefi'a Kostnimint: Church Htroot, provldo nourishing, home eooltol food nt. |)rlct'!t,— AdVi Borough Gets Temporary Use Of EMI Co. Dump The Eastern Malleable Iron Co. las given permission to the borough to use its dumping grounds or. Bridge street temporarily. The grounds arc opposite the site of the "old Union City flro house. The bo.-ou.crh has been seeking new dumping grounds as the Cherry sli-oet extension site is about fi;le«l up. Warden Luo J, Brophy said this morning that a permanent site is still being sought, Tho Cherry street area will bo closed within a few days, he said. Two locations were '-available to the borough u. short time ago. piece of land In Millville was declared unsuitable, however, as thc.-c was a lack of water in- case of n large flrc. Tho stutc .water commission refused to allow another site on East V/atcrbury road, saying that a dump would pollute streams in that vicinity. Among the delegates attending" the Monetary and Financial Conference being held at Breton Woods, N. I-L, nrc (loft to right): J. 1..- llscy, AIinlsl<:r of finance of Caimdii. Secretary of tlu; Treasury Henry Mnrgrnthiiii, .Jr., elected conference president," and M. .S. Stcpunnv, Deputy ]'eo|ilu'.*i Commissar of Foreign • Trade for Russia. (International) Preparations Nearly Complete For Church Bazaar Final preparations are boing completed this week for what promises Lo he the most successful bazaar held to elate by the St. iicd wig's church in Un-ion City. Tho annual affair, to be held on Iho churcli grounds on Golden Hill street, opens Saturday of this week, and will continue each Saturday and Sunday for -three consecutive wcek-cn.cls. Rev. John S. Wanat, assistant pastor and general chaii-man of tho gala event, reporls that Ihc various committees have worked hard to make l.his year's affair somewhat different, and the general public is assured of enjoyable A,j week-end evenings for the rest of Uie monlh. Topping the features, of coui-sc, is the S100 in cash to be distributed during l.hc bazaar, To some mystery and fun to the frolic', tho commit loo this year has arranged a Treasure Chest, wilh valuable prizes to the holders, of the keys which will open thcchosl.. Details can be found in Iho bazaar Hop Brook Club Has Appointed Social Committee We need to buy WAR BONDS this time .more than any other. . , But maybe it is a little tough because of rent and- taxes and stuff. Here's a suggestion. Go up there in the attic and rummage through all the junk thnt Gran-ma loft around years ago and see what you and hubby aren't going to need. Chances arc you'll find enough to start a second hand store. But don't do that. Call the NEWS at. 222S and place a Want Ad with us that will sell your "junk" for War Bond Money. Remember that thingcs you don't think are any good will be invaluable to someone who can't buy them in store because . of wartime shortages. , "A War Honil Today in :i Freedom n«n<| Tomorrow" (Continued on Page 8) Very Quiet 4th Observed Here One of the most quiet J'uly Fourths in boorugh history was observed horc yesterday. Police had no violators of tho ordinance • prohibiting tho discharge of fireworks to cope with, and no a.ccidcni,s were reported. A.II business activity in the borough was suspended and the town took or, a Sunday aspect. Showers late in the morning and in the afternoon disturbed sun-seekers and those who tried to find recreation in golf or tennis.' A. sudden peal of thunder -about 3:30 p. m. constituted practically all the noise in the borough yesterday. Tho Hop Brook Club. Inc., has appointed a. social committee of tho organization and the group already has listed a number of events thut will be hold during the summer months in and about the club house. Tho schedule is listed right up until September at which time catered supper and bridge duplicate tournaments-will start. • The s:ocial committee consists of Dr, and Mrs. Everett Rogers, chairmen; Mr, and Mrs. Chestci Isbcll, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andcr son, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Donovan Mr. find Mrs..Edward Geisc, Mr and Mrs, Joseph Little, Mi', anc Mrs. John Peck, Mr. and Mrs Carl Pcppcrman, Mr. and Mrs. William Ware, Mr, and Mrs. Elmoi Schmitz, Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery •Woolson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ScaHy, Mr. and Mrs. Iclris Alderson. Dr, and Mrs. Arthur Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Perry, Mr. and Mrs. T. Rico Davis, and Mr. and Mrs: Theodore Russell, -Planned event ore .as folloWs: .July 1C,, family picnic, July 29, 'dunce,- August_-12, clambake, August .20, family" picnic and August 2G., dance. •' In addition the putting green to ,thc south. of .the club house has been converted into a croquet lawn for the use of tho club members, and a shuffle board court has been laid out on .the club porch. SUSPECT QUESTIONED —Have, you l>cen looking for HOIIIC >arl:lc(ilar rncord. Maybe' WE have it. -Why not try? Metro Music Miirt, 88 Church St. Tel, 5387.,- Scituaic, Mass., July 5— (U P)— State ''police arc chocking gasoline stations between Boston and Scil- u'ate In: an'- ; effort to a sus- pcc-t in tho slaying of 10-year-old Frances. McGrath ini Dorchester. Police want lo know whether Che suspect was in -!hc Scitutfte vicin- ily ofi the day Frances disappeared. Tho suspect, 29 years old, was picked up.after being reported by a South 'Boston girl—is being questioned -by authorities. Kerski Picked Up In Chicago Local Man Wanted For Questioning In Assault On'West Cornwall Woman The suspected attacker of socially prominent Mrs. Francis Lee Hi^ginson of West Cornwall is reported to have been captured at Chicago. / State Police Captain William Schatzman says that Marion Kcr- ski, Naugatuck resident, an escaped New Haven county jail prisoner, has been picked up by Chicago authorities on a burglary charge. A warrant and extradition papers will be issued for his immediate return to Connecticut. Kerski is suspected of havin critically beaten Mrs. Hipginson a her home the night of. June 15th a she returned from a dinner party Mrs. Higginson still is a patient a a Boston hospital,' and has not ye fully regained consciousness, Kerski was one of five prisoners to escape the 'jail early in June According to police, he was seen in West Cornwall tho afternoon o the attack, and a few days later, i is'said, tried to rob the post office at the nearly town of Washington Corporal Barber Of Naugatuck Is Now A Barber, Overseas (Special to The News) A Ninth Air Force Troop Carrier Command Stal.ion, E. T. O. July 5—Reccnl. arrival from the Mediterranean theater of opera- lions is Corporal Frank O. Barber formerly of 3+ Frederick St., Naugatuck, Conn. His wife, the former Catherine Poynton, now resides at 230 North Main street with tlieir Jl-monlhs-old daughter Frances Anno. The daughter was born shortly after Frank arrived Although Corporal Barber is a radio operator and mechanic, his barber shop has developed from a part-time basis to an overl.imc job. These Troop Carrier pianos to which he is as-signed play an important part In the present war n* they are used, for the evacuating of wounded to a rear echelon hospital from the buttle line, carrying of paratroopers in the present invasion of Europe, towing of gliders and the transferring of vital freight lo the isolated troops. Since his arrival overseas in: the early part of. 1943, he' has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal and a bronze star for his European-African-Middle East Service Ribbon. Corporal Barber is a graduate of Cherry Tree high school. Cherry Tree, Pa., and entered the business world Immediately after. Prior to his entrance' , into the services, ho- was employed by the America:!. Brass Co.. as a salesman, and also by the Prcscott Motor Co. in the same capacity. The former company is in Walerbury. Ho was processed at Fort Dcv- ens, Ma^s., took his basic l.raining aL Atlantic City, N. J., and was (Continued on Page 8} ~ Wounded Local Soldier Now Home On Furlough LATE. VANKS IN LA' IIAVB-DU JPCITS With Americans in Normandy, .July 5—(UP)—American forces entered La Haye-Du Puits today. They have captured the rail station, and are battling the Germans in the streets, DENIES REPORTS Washington, July 5— (UP)— Price AdmlnUtrator C h c «t c r BowlcH denies report* he will re- Mlgn hlw present post to run tor governor of Connecticut. The OPA chief nays: "I have » wartime rcKponNiliillty and will rc- mnln in my prenent position as long- a* my hcrvlce* arc required." U. S. BOMBETVS HIT TOCIX>N Rome, July D—(UP)—American heavy bombers attacked the French Mediterranean naval base at Toulon and other targets in southern France today. Memorial Mass For Pfc. Adamaitis Sung At St. Mary's A solemn high Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock this morning- in memory of Pfc. Frank Adamaitis of Golden Hill street, who was killed in action in Italy last May. The Mass' was sung by Rev. Thoma* Griffin, - pastor • of St. Mary's,.-;Rcv.' ^amc« Dtmiher -of Cheshire; deacon,' and -Rev.- Joseph Kochunas, sub-deacon. Lieut. James W.'Thompson was in charge of the Rangers, who composed a military detail at the Mass. Scrgt. Thompson, Scrpt. Valinchcs, Privates First Class Anderson, Walichcs, and Klevia, and Rangers Stewart and Nai-dcllo, composed the guard. A flag which bedecked the catapult during Mass vyas presented to the dead soldier's mother by John Ostroski, chairman of the Veterans' council, and Harold Lewis, former commander of the American Legion. "Taps" was- blown by Bugler Austin Phillips. A.military salute was rendered by Lieut. Thompson ind his detail. Mrs. Anna Lillis headed a group of Polish Veterans' auxiliary, and Mrs. Harold Lewis was jn charge of the American Legion auxiliary unit. Five Carloads Of Frozen Beef Arrive In Conn. Final Services Held Here Today Por Civic Leader And Former Warden An impressive trlbutcyto the lute William J. Neiiry WM paid hero thin; morning when many hundred" of Naugatuckians «.nd out of town resident* gathered at. St. -Franci*' church, where «. solemn high funeral Max* was »ung »t 9 o'clock. Rev, Albert Taylor was the celebrant of the MM*, . Rev. John Barry, S. J. of Falrfleld was deacon and Rev. George Dunn w«« sub- deacon. Seated In the sanctuary wore Rev. Dr. John Anderson of Stratford, Rev. P. H..Ourig of Middletown, Rev, Leo ChrUtopher of Stratneld, Rev. Michael Kearney of Bridgeport, Rev. Jamc« t*mbcrt , of Stratford, Rev. John Bennett or Bridgeport, Rev. Edward L. Morrison of Waterbury and Rev. John Wanat of St. Hcdwig's, Union City. The burial was in> St. Francis' cemetery and burial services were in charge of Rev. Taylor, assisted by Rev. Dunn, Rev. Ban-y, Rev. Dr. Anderson', Rev. Christopher, Rev. Kearney and Rev. Morrison. The special municm.1 service dur- ng the Mass consisted of "Pie Jcsu" at the offertory and "Abide With Me" both »ung by James Gorman. Mias Frances- Higglns, presided at the organ. Nine Tormer Naugatuck wardens who attended the funeral vere: Warden Leo J. Brophy, who has held the office since 19il: John, r. Sheridan, who served from 1934 o 1,9-11; Harris Whittcmore, Jr., vho was warden from 1922 to 192*, 'rom 1925 to 1927 and from 1932 to 1931; Frank T. Green, who served rom J928 to 1929-and from 3930 to 9S2; Frank S. Lobdcll, who served ' rom 1929 to 1930; Arvid J. Anderon, warden here from 1927 to 928; Judge John F. McDonough. vardcn from .1920 to 1921; A. Baron Cross, who served from 1911 to 1913, and John J. Gorman, warden from 1897 to 1898 and from 1903 to 1904. Former Warden Edward E, Stevens, 1893-1897, -WM unable to be present today. - Mayor -.John S: -Moiimgmn of -W*- " tcrbury also attended. Mr. Sheridan, 'now flrc chief, did not accompany the contingent of wardens as he, together with two other officers of the' fire de- Hartford, July 5—(UP)—Five carloads of frozen hcef have ar- ived in Connecticut to relieve icuto shortages at Hartford, New 3aven, New London and Watcr- mry. The beef—released by the War ^ood Administration—is commcr- ial and utility beef, or so-called ow-gradc "ica.t. Two of tbff cars were assigned o Hartford, and one each to the ther three cities, and the state ,'ar administrator wants ten more arloads .is soon as they can be hipped. ' (Continued on Page 8) Local Resident Commissioned In Army Air Force Williaw T. Rodenbnch of Tcr- rac« avenue ha« Just received a much coveted pair of pilot wings and was commissioned- a second lieutenant in the United Slate* Army. This event marked the completion of one of the most rigorous courses of training prescribed by the Army Air Forces Training Command, at Marianna, Florida. Lieut. Rodcnbach entered the Army Air Forces last year as an Aviation-Cadet and was sent to the classification center at Nashville, Tenn., where he was .chosen as potential pilot material, from there he went to an Army Air Forces Training Conimanr Pre- Flight School where he underwent arduous toughtening-up exercises and study. He received his primary and basic flying'training at various training fields in the Eastern Flying Training Comma'nd and was then sent to the Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School at Marianna, Florida for two months intensive course in single engine fly- ng tactic* and operations. Lieut. Rodcnbach is the son of Mr, and Mr«. Charles P, Rodenbach of 5 Tcrrncc avenue. Ho attended Naugatuck High school and, Ohio StJiU university. —Fourth of July and Vacation nccdH lire now' being" fculiiTCd at RaplmM'K, Church strcRl, tho Fashion .Center of Nnujfntuok,—Adv. Having recovered from wounds received, in Italy, Private First Class Charles Slgctti, son .of Mr. and Mrs. John Sigctti, is now spending a furlough In Na-ugatuck. He was confined to Newton Baker General hospital in West Virginia, where. ' he recuperated from the wounds; Pfc. Sigetti took part in the invasion of Italy, and spent six months overseas before he was returned, wounded, to the United States. At the end of his 15-day furlough, the local soldier will report for reassigncment. He hna rccjivcd the Purple Heart Medal, 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 Nau. gatuck 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

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