Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 8, 1944 · Page 1
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Saturday, July 8, 1944
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MlU DOUBLE DUTY No. 159 ESTABLISHED 1885" 'A Progressive : Ne'wspaper For A Progressive Community' WBftTWER Fair Tonight , Full Report O» SATURDAY, JULY 8. 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cfonti n British Troops Storm Caen jn Drive Designed To Clear The Road Leading To Paris •M ii They Are Reported Battling Deep In The Enemy's Lines AMERICAN FORCES CAPTURE TOWN OF ST. JEAN DE DAYE - Germans Still Hold La Haye Du Puits; Allied Airmen Active (liy United Tress) Eriti.ili troop" stormed the dc- laui-i of 0,' at Dasvn today' in an iill-mtt offensive designed to clenr the mad to Paris. Two hours Utter, the soldiers of tftc K:-i:ish second army, wore • re- portvJ buttling deep in tho enemy's lim's iijT.ilnst .-.avage resistance. A (i-rini report says fierce luind- ' io-h!ir,d righting Is raging at key points \veli inside the enemy's so- callnl "Kyrun line" of fortilled vil- lusM cm the approaches to Caen. This ivfinrt from Konuld Clark ofthe United Press says—and wo quotf -"pi-ogress was made in Che .itiigcs of the attack, A number of the enemy worn wiped out. Our iru<>i)s are su're and confident of llv result." The Ki'itish and their Canadian comnuli'S opened the showdown hat:Ic nftrr the enemy's defenses wrc pounded hard by planes and At dusk yesterday, more than 450 hravy bombers of the RAF struck the first blow of tho long- awiited offensive, dropping thou- aands of tons of explosives on Gor- m;tn strung-points. Th» British second army con- A'ratul.iti'tl tho homhor command on tb'u attack, saying—In these words—"Your, stout effort .was really a good shoot, nnd n. wonder-" tally Impressive show." FI:;rm> rind smoko poured from Ca*n iind its northern defenses wly. this .morning when British ariil.Vry took up where the planes iff! olT. Thi.- British guns mounted a vio- Im! barrage. A front dispatch snys ",Vn cannonading lik> thJit during Ihu lira: half-hour hut! been hciird on this front since the ussuult on D.Duy." As the infantrymen went over thi- top, tho big guns provided :L ci-iM.-ping barrage.. The shells fell .1 short xlistanct; in t'rorit of the advancing troops, thus forming u. pru- H'Ctive em-tain of steel. Oni-nil Montgomery's men struck Into IMC enemy defenses with Tommy guns, grenades and bayonet--. They-siruck into the ytrongo't't- • Mil sector of th->> Hoi-man lines In. N'oiTiK\mly. Thy . C:u.r. n.rea is de- f'lmlfti by nearly sftvnn crack Naxi f' divUiomi. That would menn Hud laiikM and S'l.OOO men at top sti-fngth, Bui'GenM'ol Montgomery In -no!«il for th>- fact thai he never malti'.s .1 full-scale attai.'U unless he holk'vcs in? has a better-lhan-evcn ti> win. i Meanwhile. American troops have won the victory of their.onc- uiiy-olcl (irlv*, 1 across Ihe Vlro river 1 , flu-Yanks have occupied the town 0( St. -Juan DC Dayc, eight miles above St. Lo. The tii.ll of St. Joan cuts deeply nio Ihe enemy's fortified pocket Mow Caruntan. fi-om which Iho '^rniana liav,. boon shelling the nuri-ow Allied coastal corridor bo- twecn tlie eastern and \vcsterii "f'-torn of the front., Farther west, the Germtvns still •""'I .'lie town of of La. Haye JDu Puits. fn (he ai r W nr, Alliod planes ji-'ivp pounded the enemy fromBer- "n to Pari*. r^'int night, swift mostiulto bomb- rr * uf the K-A-F hit the German fCrmtinued on Pago 8) Uncle Eben's Diary \Vi> uerr tulklng today nhoiit the T divorce and Criuxl- usked noticed one or hotb inejiiljers of a divorced |>ulr In- mi curing for their chll- iln-ii a,,,) did we ever wonder IIHW they ooiilcl tin no detcrmlin.'<l '" do (.In- eliild-nilnlnic part of "'_'• matrimony joli im<l not ulna x ti«k In th<- NpoiMO pnrt.. They iii't liu,. folks who ntiule a Kiir- ilcii ingi'tiier. then f,a on n hoe- "liixhin^ rtiinpUKe :iml fl(tht with '•'•eh other to see which shull 1111 whtif.s left— If you cnn liiniKlrie folks Unit cruxy. snid 'Ira n, U| r . UNCl.t: K1IKN Metr, i puid lor imixlcul fiiNtru- phiuoH, radios, plionuffriiph*. Mu-lc Murt, m Church St. 192 Total In \ Blood Donor Listing Here Approximately 100 More Volunteers Needed 'For Unit Visit Here July 17 The Naugatuck Chapter, Amer- icnn Red Cross, announced today that I he total number of volunlecr.i for ttic visit here on Monday. July 17, of the Mobile Blood Plasma Unit, now has risen to 192. JCxcollen.t progress is being made in completing the list which II is expected will soor. reach the mark of 300, At leas!. 27C to 300 volunteers must be listed if the Xa.uKO.tudt quota of 230 pints of blood is lo be reached. Thi.s Is the highest quota to dale in the blood plasma campaign for Naugatuck, and is brought about by the very high number of American soldiers wounded recently on tho war fronts of Iho world. This contribution of .Naugai.uck blood may give life to many American soldier.-*, boys who are willir.g to lay down, their lives for their country, but who when wound.-:d should be given every opportunity to live find afrain regain; normal health. The -Naugaluck Red Cro^s Chapter announced today that Thursday, July 13^ is til*; closiug d^iy fur registrations for blood donors, and it is dCKired that the full riuoui be filled by. l.hat date.. -Today's list of 22- volunteers includes: Klmer Harding, Mrs. * James Moore,. Mrs. Jay Cornelian, Donald Umlauf, James H o e y, H u g h O'Koefe, Mrs. I-'oter Craveson, Mrs. Kdmond Hoppu, .Robert Kolluy. Also MI-K, Frederick Conine, Mrs. Walter Booth, Walter Booth, Mrs. (Continued on Page S) Blackened Ruins After Circus Catastrophe . .LATE. . . UACK IN li'. S. San Diego, Calif., July S—(UP) —About 3,000 men who launched the drlvu against the Japs with the luncling on Guadalcanal are biick in the United Slates. Most of the men of tho First Marine division—heroes of song and story—hadn't seen the States for 2G months. : NKW CABINET London. . .July H— (UV)— The ViiKosliiv (fovcriiinent-ln-exlle hu» formed a new culdnct Including ri?|irrsi:ntutivfN of Marshal Tito, lln.> I'lirtisan leader. Our of the Vartisan ri'|>r(.'>ientutive» still Is in Yugoslavia. .Significantly, too. the ni-w cabinet clou* not Include Oi-norul Milihiillovitch, former Yugoslav war minister und lo"»r- tlmr foe of Marshal Tito. oOo JVIAV FINII MOBK BODIES By United Press—Rescue workers are reaching tho last of the twisted steel conches of a troop trnln that plunged into a canyon near .Tellico. Tcnn. At least 17 siH-vieemon and two trainmen were killed In the wreck Thursday night. Bodies of other victims (ire said to be allll jammed In the wreckage. oO( uirr.GAiiiA Ankiirn. July H—(tJI'>—'Diplo- matic sources say Kiissia has delivered » final warnlnjr to Uul- jjarla to c<-asc collaboratliiB with Gornmny aK''l" st *''<-' The Ilusslan communication rcRardril :is a flnnl warning he- fore un all-out Soviet offensive. GOKBBEr,S' STATEMENT London. July 8-(UP>—German Propaganda Minsilcr Goebbels has warned the Naxis that the German nation Is 'in danger of destruction. He sald-"It is a ciuuslion of to be or not to DC for the German nation." Full-Scale Production Starts Mon. Vacation >. .We'ek^. Ends ^ ,jTo- morow; "Many Return Early, Avoiding Rush; With the end oC vacation week tomorrow, vacalioning >faugatuck residents began to stream back into town today. The weok-off was an ideal week, with very agroeablo weather, pleasing one and a'.l. Although the temperature was moderately high, it war never unbearable or scorching. Local- industry will resume full- scale production starting Monday morning .when the footwear plant of Ihe U. S. Kubber'Co., Peter Paul, Inc. .and the Naugatuck Glass Co. rcopun after a week's shutdown. An exodus of local residents last week-end was directed- mostly to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reports indicated. Many of the war- workers ir. the borough wei-e imported from Pennsylvania, and these members of defense industry went to their hometowns for the recess. Another large reported having gone to the resort cities of Now Jersey for a week in the Jersey surf. • Connecticut also had its attractions for vacationers as many headed for the-beaches on Long- Island sound, and inland resorts on lakes, and rivers. By noon today, many had already returned to Naugatuck. It is believed that a probably weekend congestion of rail and bus travel is a factor leading to many of tho early returns made by vacationers. Leaders At Scene Of Circus Tragedy iS IHSAT HUMIDITY Boston, July 8 — (UP) — Humidity plus heal — with Ihe mercury climbing past 90 degrees — wore in i prospect for Boston today. Soa breezes — which have kept thn city relatively comfortable for the past few days — will bu notable by absence. And Bfieton is due to swelter as the inland cities have been doing this week. Though yesterday's official temperature was only Sfi for Boston, tho mercury hit 93 in Burlington,. Vt., and 92 in Houlton, Maine. . i Connecticut officials lire shown us they met in-tho State Armory: in li:irt.ffird. Conn., t» direct rescue, work foilim'iitff tin; disastrous Jlrtt ut the Rinirlins: Brothnrs iind Bnnuini A Bailey circus. They urc (loft: ID right): Cnl. Kdw;ml ,1. Ilicliey, commissioner of stab: police; Gov. K4\yuHiiid 12. Baldwin. Brig. Gen. Rogin:ild Dolauour, adjutant general; and llonry I!. Music, administrator of. l,ho Con/iecticiit Wnr Council. (International Soundjihnto) Paper Salvage Committee Plans Collection In July Chairman C. Arthur Page Calls Meeting For Mon day The IVaupatucIc waste p.ipor salvage commiuco will' meet at The Now oilice Monday at 7:30 p. in. with C, Arthur Fuger, chairman of Lhe group, presiding. . Mr. Foger requests .ill members oC Ihu committee to be preser.t at the 17100 ting. Is —War workorx find that K.-.slaumiit offorn dcllcloiw. Iwalth- ful foo<N to keep onn 1" Up wp ic. llietic hol.ntlckyduyn.— Adv. RESULT! ! ! Result Ads .are the' best proof of our classified pnge results. This au is direct proof that anything can bo bought, or snld nnd usually is. This advertiser had nn •electric mangle ironcr to sell. Due to wartime restrictions it Is impossible to purchase one. Mrs, B inserted her ad and in ON"E day tho ironer was sold. Nend we .show any more proof? Sold in C. ARTHUR FACER Chairman . -,"''•'. Although no definite !datcs have boon arranged Cor the .collection of paper salvage this"-month, Mr. (Continued on.Page, 8) . . .. Penicillin Used In Treatment Of Naugatuck Child . Beverly Klambt of Bristol Terrace, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frit;: Klambt, who .is a p;U.'cnt at tho Watorbury hospital, is suffering from an obscure infection, that is proving somewhat baffling to- physicians, it .was learned today. Mr. Klambt, who is the popular director of'the Naugatuck 'M. C. A. staled that his daughter already has received -a. number o£ injections oC penicillin, the wonder drug, The.; child who was a hospital patient oh her ninth' birthday, last week,'is eating well and sleeping .veil, her parents report, but the infection is causing a recurrent fever that is dilllcuit to overcome. • The child is not expected to cave tho hospital for some time it was stated • by Mr. Klambt and the patient expresses her appreciation ••for the numerous cards and ifts that have been sent to her. Camols and other animals wiuulcr alimil; (top) on ih:; outsorts of U«: hiinicil out Big Top in Hartford, Conn,, lifter firemen hud extinguished <h<; cotiflajrr.iCmi in which at least 133 parsons in>risln:cl ami hundreds wore Injured. Uescm; worltrrs (hottum) seureli the ruin'; for the i-JTncts of victims th:itmight hflp identify them. In the .foreground is part ot-tliv rlanio-sunriHl grandstand. (International) hell* identify them. In the foreground is part o r (he flumcvsciircd grandstand.-'(rntornutional) G.O.P.Choice Local-Resident Expected To Be, Republican 'Candidate For Governorship The big political news of the week is the 1 withdrawal as'a candidate for re-election of Governor Raymond E. Baldwin. and the surge to tho front as the outstanding G. O. P. candidate of Naugatuck's congressman, Joseph E. Tiilbot. Naugatuck G. O.. P. political chiefs are said to. have been entertaining the present, possibility for many months, .due to ,i» report that ,1 Hartford • firm had made Gov. Baldwin a highly lucrative offer to return, to civil life. Governor Baldwin is known to have been considering this offer, seriously fov nearly a year, and ! present indications arc, that barring a real about face, the executive is retiring for good from the politico! arena. As the G. O. P.'s strongest vote R»:ttor, Congressman Talbot is said to be in a position to easily win the nomination If he decides to leave Congress and seek the gubernatorial post. His only rea opposition may come from Maj'Oi Alben; Mortor.son of Hartford, who is vci-y strong in G. Q. P. circles in the Insurance City. An examination of recent political doings in state G. O. P. circlet, reveal that Walter ,A. Norwasb who is a strong supporter of Congressman Talboi, was recently reelected president of the State Young G. O.' P. organization anc no doubt could bo. instrumental in obtaining the backing of that organization for the local man in securing the nomination for governor. ' Also it will be recalled that-at the present dinner here in honor of Ralph S. Pasho and William J. tailor.-, at-which the Elks presented Award of Merit plaques to the two .local -men, Governor Baldwin, one of~.thc~iipqaJcors in-'-referrimj to Congressman .Talbot, told of his close friendship with.the local man and that he would actively support Congressman Talbot in "anything that he might desire." The words at Iho lime sounded cryptic,' view of present circumstances, may reveal, now more than at that time met the naked eye, so to speak. It is known thai. Congressman Talbot was seriously considered in 19-!2 for Ihe G. O. P. nomination for governor, but stepped aside to pave tlic-'way for- his friand. ex- Governor Baldwin, who had been (Continued on Page 8) Former Local Residents Escape Safely In Circus Fire That Cost 152 Lives G. O. P. Choice ON STRIKE Chicago, July S—(UP)—Only, a nw hours.after the Super-Fortress •aid' on Japo.n, machinists who 1 nakc motors for the B-2!) bombers vent on strike. Twenty-three of EG ccond." shift machinists at the Dodge plant of the Chrysler .Cor- 'Oration in Cliicagn walked out ust night. This walkout is the scc- •nd. within! a month at tho giant plant. ... .....-'. Pfc. Robert Baummer Reported Missing In Action In France Mrs. Viola Baummer, of 00 Oak street, received word from the War department yesterday that her son, PCc. Robert Baummer, 23. is missing in action in France. The telegram, bearing tho news, lucked detail, except to state that the date Pfc. Baummer was reported missing was June 9, Pfc. Baumber, an infantryman, was believed to have landed" in France on-D- Day. The missing soldier is a veteran of the North ^African .and Italian campaign, escaping injury in these two campaigns. He has been in the Army since December, 1941, •'vnd overseas for" ovcrf two years. His"family received a letter dated May 20 from England, which stated that everything was all right. I This was th«j£,last letter received j from him, ^" ; Mrs. Baummer expressed hope that she would hear some better news shortly. CONG. JOSEPH E. T.\r,BOT Naugatuck Stores To Close Won. Summer Clbsing Schedule Goes Into Effect Next Week Here Mrs. Thomas Arnold'And Sen Escape Death At Circus Holocaust Mrs. Thomas Arnold and her son, David, about six years of age. of Hartford, former Naugatuck' residents, escaped safely from the- Ringling Bros -and Bamum and.- Bailey Circus fire nt The Capitol City Thursday, that to date has takun a toll of nearly 150 lives. . • Mrs. Arnold was trapped mid-, way in the -arena by the onrush; of maddened spectators converging upon tha only exit. With rare presence of mind th« former local resident took her soa into her arms and Jlcd up the scats at the side of I lie arena. Reaching l.hc higher point under the edge of the big- top, Mrs. Amold seized one of the support poles; and with her .son *)id lo the ground behind the scats, at the cdge of the circus side wall. ; Seconds before the entire top; was consumed by flames Mrs. Arnold lifted tha side of the tent and ducktd under and- outside to safety with her son, who throughout the mad several moments ai<tf-. ed his mother in every way possible. Mrs.' Arnold and her husband" who wa.s an industrial engineer at Uie United Suites . Rubber Company, for some time before moving to Hartford about six months ago, were well "known in: Naug-a- luck. They made their -home on Dunr. avenue. • . .. The summer closing schedule of Naupatuck's stores-.- Roes into: effect, on Monkiay with many of the leading stores here to be closed all day. -... . • . The lonK week-end wiH make an. ideal holiday period, the months of July and August for, store heads and 'clerks, and will make the ho', weather season much more bearable for all concerned. ' • Among the stores that will be colscd all day '.each Monday during- July a'nd August arc Cans, I r. c., Naugatuck Furniture Co., Inc., Princess Shop, Rosenblatt's, C. H. Tomlinson. Sweeney's Art Store, Norwash Shoe Store, Breen'.s Sport Shop, M. Frecdman Co., Nnu- p.-uuck Hardware Co., Carlson Furniture Co., Inc:, Hawley, Hardware.' Kennedy Store, Kubin>, and Wm. Schpero.. • ' • Sergeant Urbelis Is Back Again In Active Air Duty Sergeant Stanley Urbelis, former N'augatuck Chemical Co. employe i.nd well known local basketball player,' is b.nck again on active fly- ng duty, letters to relatives here ndicate. Sergeant • Urbelis, -who is overseas, was one. of l.hc-first to gel. nto tho air war with Germany, nd or. one of 'his sorties over ermany ns a gunncr-cngincei- on i Flying Fortress, received several machjnc gun slug;; in his legs. The local sergeant, was oversea* bout the ramc time as a buddy. Sergeant Joseph MaTcelonis, of- Ward slreet, who after a long stay in: this country ulso has volun- (Continucd on Page 8) Death Toll In Fire At Hartford Increased To 152 ." Hart-ford,':'July"." 8^T Insurance Commissioner W. Ellery Allyn is investigating-, tho public liability. insurance carried by the Ringling Brothers " and Barnum and Bailey circus. Meantime, preparations arc being made for aet- x ting up a clearing-house for claims resulting from Thursday's fire which has raised the death toll to 152. with scores of others elill under treatment. It has been reported that the circus carried a liability policy of half JL million dollars — covering personal injuries, death and property damage. Naugatuck WAC Is Assigned To Connecticut Post (Special To The Xc Fort Ofrlethorpc, Ga., July 8— Private Ruth B. Baummer, daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Charles J. Baummer, Field Btrcct, Nautra'uck, Conn.,- who has been stationed at the Training Center of the Women's Army Corpn here, lias been assigned to WAC Detachment, Bradley Field, Conn. GIRL Boston, July S—(UP)—Police are ' seeking .to establish the identity of an automobile accident victim suffering from hysteria. The irirl was about 23 ynarn old and might possibly bo a nurse or a medical secretary. She told police she believed her fimt name might bo either Monica or Celia. According to authorities, she wiui (truck on Causeway street by an automobile driven by Rolla L. Stroboch -of Exeter, N. H. Young G. 0. P. Meeting Here Next Tuesday President Franklyn. Hotchkiss- of .ho Naugatuck Young Republi- ian Club, announces thai, everything is in readiness for the regular meeting- of to be held on Tuesday evening at Pytli- n- hall. ' ;.' '. In addition to the business mect- ng, final plans will be made on Tuesday for the outing to be held on July 20 at. Schildgen's Grove. Burgess and Mrs. William Plos- c! and BurgOB* and Mrs. Dominic . De Carlo .will be in: charge •f the refreshment -committee at he meeting on .Tuesday. —When you think of Vacation and Tollday Clothe*, . It'tt Raphael 1 * Nutifcntiick'N Finhlon Center, where tylo ami Xow .Price go hand,-In and.—Adv. ; HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT * • TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! The News is seeking; the name and addreii of every Naugatuck resident now in the armed force* 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, 160 Church street, AT ONCE. Addresses must be postmarked this week! Name

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