Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 6, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Thursday, July 6, 1944
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I , '""1 , DOUBLE DUTY _DOLIAHS_J "A Progressive Newspaper Pof A Progressive Community WEATHER Fair Tonight Full Report Om .I**"- ili; Vol. LXVIII, No. 155 ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Thro Cwrt« Prime Minister Churchill Tells Of Damage Done By The Nazis' Robot Bombs U. S. Wounded And Nazi Prisoners On Road Back He Reveals That The Missiles Have Been Striking London SAYS 2,752 PERSONS WERE KILLED IN 3 WEEKS OF ASSAULT About 8,000 People' Were Treated At Hospitals As Result Of The Bombing (By United .Press) , Prime Minister Churchill has partially lifted the veil of secrecy -g tlic N'av.I robot, bomb Americans, Japs Ready For Battle They Are Facing 1 Each Other On Northern Of Saipan Island - Tip For the first time, Chui:chlll re- vtsia lhat the enemy bombs have been striking London, itself. He told the 'House of Commons thai the Germans arc bombarding London with rohot mix.-tlles at the rnte of 100 to ISO bombs per day. In hi.-t long-awaited statement on the enemy's secret weapon. Church!!! said 2752 people wore killed in the first three weeks of tho an.iiuiit. A high percentage were killotl in London. The prime minister added that about 8,000 people were treated .it hospitals iis a rcsull of the bomb- in;;. Many were disc harped after only a few dnys. Ho revealed that Ihe wonder drug—penicillin—is bc- inr used n> the treatment of robot bomb cii#U''Lltie.i. • C!iurchill said Ihc Germans have dl.icharjreil 2750 flying bombs-from their launching plat forms in Fr«r.i:c, A very high proportion either Cfiilccl to cross the channel or were shot down. The prime minister made this point—and we quote—"the totsil mim.bcr of flying bombs launched have kilted almost exactly one pcr- Mn per bomb-." • . . • . .. . • • Churchill said it would be o. mistake to underrate thu serious char- xtlcr of the .robot attack.-.. .He claimed they never have been underrated in tho secret circles of (he government. ffn pointed out that the Allied nir forces have dropped about HO,- | 000 tons of bombs on flying bomb j •ind rocket targets. A« new launch- Ing- platforms arc bulll or old I ones repaired, new Allied attacks art; m'ade. The prime minister admitted that ihe Allied command diverted—and tticse are his words—"rjulte a considerable proportion "of our flying POWI-I-" from other action to combat the new menace. But, he added — "The Germans have sacrificed .a good deal of munufiicuirlnjf s t r c n g t h which would have Increased their f'ght- <,T and hombor forces 'working: In conjunction w U h I heir hard- pivstie<! armies. It is yot to be decided whoso effort wi-|| suffer niost in the process;" Churchill ended his 1 speech on a tiChting note. Said he—"There e.'in he no riucntlon of allowing Ihe slightest weakening- In battle. London nnvrr will hu conquered and never will fail in her renown. Triumphing over every ordeal. h';r "cut long _will shine among men." (lly United ITrss) American and Japanese forces on Saipan arc facing each other in a narrow nrck of land on the isle's northern tip. A front dispatch says the enemy apparently is massed in the ridges near Marpi Point airfield. They lire looking down n long valley crammed with United States tronps, tunks, trucks and supplies. The Yanks seem to be moving Into position for such a final all-out struggle. They hit pillboxes, trenches and block-houses on the west beach yesterday—and pushed ahead for Rains of 000 yards. Nipponese resistance was tough anc determined. . Admiral .N":mlU warns the hard cst kind of fighting lies ahead fo the Saipnn invaders. But he uf firms an early and complete >trner icon "victory is inevitable. • The enemy reports heavy Amcrl can sea and air activity apains tho Marianas yes.terday.. An officia Japanese, news agency dispatch says our warships and planes at tucked Tinia-n and Guam—while aircraft struck Pagan and P-ota. In the southwest Pncific—Amcri can and Australian forces on Nocmfoor island off Dutch New Guinea are 'readying two nowly- won airdromes for future operations. The strips He 770 miles from tho Philippines. • Chinese Genera! Chiang K;i Shck loid his people that China's position still is grave on the eve of hot 1 seventh anniversary of wai jifjnlnst Japan". But he pledged .' continuation of the struggle unti victory is attained and all lost territory recovered. Into the silhouetted interior nf n T^mdnlj; Ship Tank (I-ST) In the right foreground iire. carried Allied soldier* wounded In Normandy, Franco. In tho background Is a long line of German prisoners marching buck from tho front to vessels Unit will tuke them to JSnglish prison camps. IT. S. Navy photo. (International) . Pvt, John Kelly Reported Recovering From Wounds Water Company Official Is A Hospital Patient VViili.-irn H. Mnody of Rockwell nvencr\ -1,-pnenU manager of the "iingatiirk Water company nnd Prominent Inral rraldent IN now n P'Hicnt fit l.ho VVntcrlniry hospital. Mr. Mnody.In tho near future "'ill iinrlnrgo H minor operation, It "" tod/iy find expects to he fl P'lticnt at the hoapltul for np- Proxlmfitnly a week. ' Mr. iind Mrs. Thomns Kelly, 28 Reobe street, received word via a Wnr department letter yesterday thut their son. Pvt, John Kelly, lw Improving. Pvt. Kelly was wounded in actioi. last May on the Ita'lian front. The family has not .received word fr'o.V Pvt. Kelly, but did hear from one of his buddies that he was wounded In the arm. Detail is completely lacking in the War department's letter and Pvt, Kelly's family is still unaware of the circumstances surrounding the soldier's mishap." The letter from Pvt, Kelly's friend stntnd th;it the wound was not serious. Just with what unit Pvt Kolly was serving is not known. I-Fu wax shlppctt to Italy with a medical detachment, but addresses on letters sent from Italy indicated that he mife-ht be with an infantry unit. Fifth War Loan Quota Surpassed Overall Sales Of Bonds Run Into $3,300,000; "E" Bonds Only $300,000 Japs Move On Rail Center \ The Fifth War Loan drive, ovcr- 11, has surpassed its quota 'here in Naugatuck. with -the sales 'figures- amouri'l.injj"-^'or-$S;SW;OOClV-"Th'o quota was S2,665,000, and was exceeded by $634,000. • The "E" bonds' arc still lagging behind with only $300,000 sokl-tliu* far. The facts that several plants have closed down, 'antl several thousand boroughiles are on vacation play an important role in accounting for the $360,000 lag. However, "E"' bond sales for the whole month of July will be credited to the Fifth War Loan, and these figures will not be available until August, It is expected thai; Naugatuck will make Its quota, Chairman William G. Boies indicated today. Local industry has established a smooth running War Bond drive machine, and with the end of tho vacation period Saturday, bond sales should increase. It was reported that the'Nauga- ck Savings bar.k was the largest buyer of securities. The amotmi, wax not disclosed. The drive ends officially on Saturday, but hond activity will continue for tho rest of this m'ontli. Welfare Board Weeting Here Monday Night ENGYANG . . AMO-Y S.WATOW Attorney Claremont.I Tolleg To Be Head Of Meeting Monday Attorney Claremont I. Tollcs, head of. the Naugatuck Price Panel committee cf the ^Jocal, rationing board, announced today that all preparations arc,complete for the meeting to be held at the Tuttlc School building next Monday night at 7:30 o'clock. Chairman Tollcs stated that approximately 00 Naugatuck businessmen who arc dealers in meats, j meat products and groceries are expected to attend the session which will "be addresoed by three OPA officials from the Hartforc! ofllce of the enforcement group. The OPA officials will cover in detail prices and point setups in the various Holds and the meeting is bound .to prove very helpful to every Naugntuck businessman who attends, Chairman Tolles stated to~ day. Attorney Tolles will be chairman of the meeting and will, present the various speakers and interpret an ypoints that may be confusing to NaugatucU. merchants. William Rado To Return To Civilian Life Here To Leave Navy Japattns forces arc pii.iliing ;ilonc the Canton-Hankow .Railway in an offensive aimed at gaining control -of the Chinese .reiping-Canton rui.'road. Tin; Japs luivc failed to budge the defenders of the beleaguered railroad ctnter of Hcnjry;ing In J-lunaii Province. '(International) More Volunteers Are Needed As Blood Donors Ebcn's Diary tin- I wild .tlttlng on the pln/.z;i tixlii.v with one foot on nil), M'liteh- n ml iili That xpldcr from 11 posts to the rnll to thr nf n ,y s hor, n nd he .tpun nnd N'IIII, iincl :I,H T wutcho<l him, 1 l'ifit«rlit ln-'s Ilkr lots of folks, wiirUlni- Ilk,, the rllckcn.t to do ""inclliirijr only to In- doomed ti> . "liliir,. I, ecu, ,„,. thry don't luivc "» fnrr.H| B ht. I rciniirkrd u» much '" Mother, hut shn *ulil «hij '"''"'( lilmne'tlie .spider forliltch- »iir his wch to my *hm.-. tthr Mild I hough t I'd grown to Ihn g. r giir.ia there'* « inonil l>ut I wii.t too drowsy to It out. Bernice Ostrom, New Haven Road Resident, Dies Miss Bcrnlco Marie Ostrom, daughter of David E. and Dona (Chrl.silansen) Ostrom of New Haven road, died today. Miss Ostrom was horn in Nau- galuck on- January ", .1023. She Is survived by her parents, a grand mother, Mrs. Marie Christiansen, two brothers, David E. Jr., nnd Carl F. and three sisters, Dorothea, Llnnca and Phoebe Jane, all of Naugatuck. Funeral arrangements which arc In charge of the Alclcrson Funeral Home. Inc.. have not ns yet been completed. SAVED TWO Boston, July G^-(UP)—Yesterday wax a busman's holiday for Fireman Raymond W, Frazol. Frazol WJIH on his day 'off. But he took time to rescue two young Roxbury sister* from drowning in the Charles river. The girls—Margaret and Mary O'Neil—both of whom coulrl not "swim, had stepped Into a dcc-p hole 40 reef from shore. Warden Leo J. Brophy announced today that the next meeting of the welfare board wjll be held next Monday, night in tho 'town hall building. Warden Brophy stated today that the town hall committee consisting of himself, John Pinscl and RlcharU Durkin has already held several meetings . in connection with the lease on the Gem theater, now held by Kalph S. Pasho. This lease was the matter of much discussion at the June meeting of the welfare boa''d, and the matter was finally placed jn the hands of the town hall committee with instructions to report 'back to the board at the meeling here on Monday. Red Cross Announces That Minimum Of 114 Are Needed For Loca The Nfiug.ituck Chapter, American Red Cross, announced I'oclay thai, ll'l more volunteers are needed to make up tho quota for Nau- pauiclt, in: the visit here on Mp'n- ' °^ h °' M ° bilc B1OOd Local Officer \ Is Promoted In Army Air Force Mr.,,incl -Mrs. Armin Zchnfler of Walnut street have been notified officials have asked for tlnat thci '' s011 ' Cal ''' oC thc Unitcd 230 pints of blood, thu largc-l. quota States Army Air Force has been to date for the town, a fact, promoted to the rank of iirst lieu- brought about by the terrifically, tenant. high number of American casual- Lieut.'^chndcr, who is an cngi,- ties on t.he war'fronts throughout noering clllccr with the Army Air the- world. j Force Tactical school at Orlando, Red Cross officials slated" today i Florida is spending a 15-day fur- that, with 160 already volunteering : lough with his parents, as blood donors, a minimum of 275 ( The airman, who is a graduate to 300 person-s must make up the • of Naugatuck high school, class of Warden Brophy did not ' indi-| list if the necessary quota of .250 j 1033, has been in the Army for c.'ite just what the feeling of the committee was in regard to the, and stated that the matter would be presented to tho board for interpretation and decision. . At the June meeting of the wcl- .pints of blood is to be secured. •'. nearly two years. This is a patriotic effort in-which-, every healthy Naugatuck resident, should feel, a personal - interest. American soldiers, wounded in the battle for Freedom must be given i Naugatuck Soldier Member Of Large Ordnance Group (Special To The NCWH) AFHG. Mediterranean Theater, luly G—Stationed in the Mcditer- •anean theater of operations with in Army Ordnance unit is Pvt, iharles S. Booth, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Booth of Mill street. His is'the unit commanded . by ,ieut. Col. Olive R. Lane from To- eka,', Kansas,; .itv..North _ Africa- he Ordnance- =Ba«e' Arm'amerit• \raintcn.ince Battalion, one cf the rst organizations- of its kind -in he Army, caters -to"' almost every ranch in the force. To wage war on a modern sc«l», the Army'foresaw the need of bas» shops to operate overseas. They had to be prepared to repair vehicles, artillery, and heavy equipment of -the armies in the field. Early in .1042 top-flight civilian specialists from all over the country were recruited for the. job. Today, as officers and enlisted men, they are proving the wisdom of the Army's foresight by the quality and quantity of the work thcj have been turning out. Precision ..instruments for flrc control, artillery, tanks and gencr- a Ipurpose vehicles pass through the workshops of this battalion They emerge tKe equal of any new piece of equipment, and sometimes better. This may be said because of the Ordnance Department's policy to improve lighting equipment as new and better ideas crop up in the laboratory of the battlefield. Today, one can nee in the tank shops, for example, slabs of armor being welded on certain parts of tanks where experience has proven the need of such added protection for Che fighting man. Modifications inspires by field conditions are be ing constantly applied. WILLIAM RADO .. LATE. . CASE GOES TO JURY re- rittsficld, Muss., July 6—(UP) —The- murder 'charge against wealthy Attorney John K. iVoxon, Jr., accused of electrocuting hi** Imbecile Infant son, went to the jury loduy. . BAGS MOKE PLANES London, July 6—CUP)—The all- time Allied ace, Wing Commander Johnny Johnson hag bugged two more German planes. Hi» score of enemy planes-shot down, now reads 35 Johnson has a ]ead_.of..£eycn_ plancs_o\;cr. the American' leading"' aco, • Lieutenant Colonel Francis Gabrcski of Oi- City, Pa. Gabr'cski's score is 23. • . . _ 0 Oo—— KILLED tN ACTION London,, July 0—(UP)— Britain'* best known film director— A. M. ' .Salomon—in dead . . . killed by enemy action In southern England. CONFIRMS REPORT Edward Lord, Well Known Businessman, Now In Hospital fare board, some members'-' felt j,a chance no', only to survive their that the boro'Mgh"could not afford to continue to lease the theater to Mr. Pasho under the current terms of the lense. Other members felt that the lease .should be re-ncwod as is, and another point brought up the alleged failure of Mr. Pasho to take advantage of his option for the - ro-newal of the case within the legal time p.eriod. . CREWMEN INJURED ' El Paso, Texas, July B—(UP>— Staff Sergeant Xavier J. Di Carlo of Willingford, Conn., is among the ten crewmen injured in the-crash of a B-24 bomber in a Texas cotton field. His Injuries, however,, ire considered minor. Only two of I the crew were critically hurt; wounds but also (.o regain their health and-again become normal and useful citizens of the country. The 30 additional blood donor volunteers listed here l.oday '/.-include: Harold Perry, Mrs. A. J. Dukes, Mrs. Elmer . Harding, Mrs, Rosalie Travcr, Mrs, .Adele • Mar-, ston, Jeremiah TJ. Callahan, Jr., EUeen Callahan, Philip Kratz, Dr. C. R, Pcakcr. Also Blain-c Towsburyi James Williamson; Mrs. James Sullivan, Continued on Page 2; —dish paid for musical ^Instrument*, pianos, radios, phonograph*. Metro Musi I; Mart, 88 Church St. Tel. 5387.—Adv. .'-''.;•• Chem. Co. Employe Slightly Injured . Charles Kcrvelis, Pond Hill.rbad, 'an employe of the Naugatuck Chemical Co., was admitted to Wa- torbu'ry hospital yesterday afternoon- after being injured at the plant. An oil drum rolled over his foot, but hospital authorities reporcd that the Union City man would be released.-sometime tod.iy, as the injury 1 -vvasvnot; serious!' —Whciv you think of Vacation and Holiday Clothes, it's Raphael's jVuufjntiick's Fashion Center, where Style and T..OW Trice .go hand In hnhdl—Adv; ••-•> ; - <'- ; - : ,--,-••' ;'. . : . ' • Edward Lord, well known local Businessman and head of Lord's ServiceiUcr on North Main street, was suddenly stricken with pneumonia oil Wednesday and is now a patient at St. Mary's hospital in Vatcrbury. . '• • Mr. Lord is said to have been vorking at his service station late vcsterday, but complained of not deling too well. He decided .to call at the office of Dr. Edward Outran on North Main trcct for a.n examination. The doctor upon examining Mr. Lord found that he was suffering, from pneumonia and; advised hig immediate entry Into the .hospital. The local businessman Was taken to St. Mary's hospital and today his condition was reported to be as well as could be expected. WILL RETURN TO DUTY Fourteenth United Slates Air- force Base, China, July 6—(UP) —Captain Ralph Thompson, a United States Army intcligence officer, has confirmed that the Japanese arc using poison gas against the Chinese defenders of Hengyang. Special Meeting Of Boro Board Soon The borough board of warden and burp-esses will -hold a special meeting sometime next week. Warden Leo J. Brophy said I his morning. The day of the gathering has not yet been determined, he added, but may be Tuesday or Wednesday. The regular monthly meeting, which was to have been held lost. •Tuesday, wn.s postponed because of tho holiday. It is necessary fo give burgesses -IS-hours notice • prior to a special mccling. It is expected th!ft the warden will issue notice of !.hc special meeting for next week the latter part of this Week, Routine business is expected to be handled nt the meeting • ncxl •week. Borough Treasurer, How In Navy, Exp«cti To Receive Discharge P»p«r» Soon The News learned today that William Rado, borough treasurer, who for the pant some months ham been in the United St»tc» Navy, soon will receive hi» honorable- discharge from the service, 'and turn to civilian life here, Mr. Rado wiio ha« always baseball, softball, bocci and x other uports. Is 1 said to have injured his knees so severely while in- the- service, that he has suffered more or less permanent disability. Seaman "Rado has been stationed for the past some months- at the Sampson, N. Y., Naval base, and reports indicate that ho will return to the borough this week-end or the following week, and hang UR his blue uniform for good. . Mr. Rado is expected to resume his.-post as borough treasurer succeeding his brother Roccp Rado, who has held the post, since his brother received a_leavc of absence on entering the service. Seaman Rado also will resume bis position in the salesroom of the United States > Rubber Co. with whom he was affiliated for several years before entering the service. The loco.) young man is very popular' in the borough, and drew a very heavy vote when he ran for treasurer on the Democratic ticket here in 1843. He is married and previous to entering the service made his home on Coen street with his wife and family. Mr. Rado will make the second Naugatuck official to return to his post in the borough government after a stay in- the armed forces. Superintendent of the Welfare Department. Leo F. Scully resumed his position two weeks ago after nearly 'two .years in the U. . S. Army Air Force, the major, portion of the time in India, China and Burma as: well as at several posts in the United States. • . Daily Playground Attendance Average Here Is 382 The office of the superintendent of schools announced tlii» morning that the daily average attendance at the playgrounds in the borough wns 382. This figure J-eveais thai the weekly attendance is about 1.910. The daily-average attendance at the various playground* follow; Central avenue, 89; Hop Brook, 63; Prospect street, 58; Rubber avenue, 21; Salem, 78, and Recreation field, "S. An appeal is made for old loy.s, dolls, and tricycles for the;Usc of playground children. Anyone having leys and other thimjs to play with arc asked to turn them in to Peter J. Foley at Recreation field. Each playground has gone into full-swing us far us program* are concerned. The boys ure forming; Softball teams, and the girls and younger children -have their own things to do. Various contests are planned in the near future. Rotarians Enjoy ovies The Naupaluck Rotary club held its weekly dinner-meeting last light at Stratton'p restaurant. Navy movies were enjoyed by the group. The films dealt with the aircraft 'carrier Hornet, entitled "The Life and Death of the Hornet." . Beverly, Mass., July 6—(UP)— j. Major Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.,. is expected to return to active military duty very soon. The former Massachusetts senator who resigned for actfve duty with the Army was invalided shortly thereafter. However, Lodge received his final check-up yesterday and was pronounced fit. —Wur worker* find that J«fO» Restaurant, offers delicious, healthful foods to .keep one Ui tip top tiliape, these hot, sticky <I*)t.—Adv. 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. Please fill out this blank and mail or bring it to the office of The News, 169 Church street, AT ONCE. Addresses must be in by Saturday of this week!! / Name

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