Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 10, 1944 · Page 1
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Monday, July 10, 1944
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mm WITH WAR BONDS Progressive Newspaper For A Progressive Community" WEATHER * '• • ' • Cooler Tonight Full Report On Pane S Vol. LXVIII, No. 159 ESTABLISHED'~1885~~ MONDAY, JULY 10; 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press "Price Three -Cent* Capital Of Saipan After American Blasting Board To ,hiit Hi' 1 ""ills ill' htiHilinjrs ri'iimin nfti'r li. S. Inncl, si'ii, :md iiir fiirt'rs hud shelled' und hnmhitd C:>ra|mn, rii('lMl "I S«il»iii. I" Hie >I:irluii!i.s, Whrn this pilot i w:is ttiltcn, just before th<: Islnnd ft-ll, the city was >tlll Hi' 1 si'i'iir "f bllliT Mi'i'H fighting lirtwi'i-n our Jo ri'.rs ;\ml tllr rrtrrutiiig .I:i|is. Since the Islnnd was liivmlfil. "iir troops hiivi- liurii-il jtpprii.xinijili'ly !),»«» Nijip si' officers iind diluted men. (Internntloniil) British Forces Outside Of Caen Attacking On A Three Mile Front From Odon River Bank Advance Nearly A Mile As! German Retreat South. \ west of City British ticior.n \vlin captured Ca«i mi- pursuing .th* C^rmnris who iwapt'd I'ron thu inland pnrt. Thi.' British second Army, less than a day after the liberation of Caen, struck out southwest of thn city inward the Ornt: rivpr defenses to which tho Xaxis retreat. Frorit.-liiie. dispatches this morn- \KK report' that the British drove to within a mile of the Orne. river after Rupturing t.he town oi." Kter- vill.f, their Itrst oljjective, thruu iiml on'.-h.-iir nillris southwest of Caon. Southwest of ir.tei ville the Niixis art' reported to have thrown in tuniis in an attempt to stem the itilvnnce of other 'British olunittnts. At Allied headquarters today OfnTe.'ipondrTits were tfilil some- tiling about the final British and Oui.'iiliiin hinge into Caen • yesterday. The llnal sweep Intn I r ranci>'s .iiiver.lh largest port was so rapid Unit the OirrmoriM did not luivu time to destroy nil the liridgcs aci-uss the Orne river. That should simplify matters for the British in thi'h- new offensive. L'niti-d F'ress war correspondent .Rormld Clark is In Cfifn tnclay. And he nays the city is twisted with the Iiehris and wrcoktige left by Allied liomln.'cs, Caen Is littered with creat piles of Masonry and .-ulitil,. which delayed the entry of Alllnd tanks Into the city more limn .NV/.i opposition. Already giant bulldo/.ers lire cli'urlnj; u path through tho mess. Whut wiic once n city of graceful "pirns, says t.he U. S. war corres- ror.di'nt, now lio.s in ruins. (July a dog and n lamb could I"-' • H|1| 'n Pandering through the "Iri'i'Ts. The only peaceful country- .ik.V MitiTfr.inctinir Caen also Is in riiln.H. Village* hiivi; boon ground ' n[ » the earth. Tho wriontllnlds and '•''"tie hills -am pock-marked with rr.-itei'N. Th,. scone is one of deso- . . LATE. . . J\J Scully May Be Renamed KKTfKNINfi AIIvMKN (A Secret B-29 l"?aso. Western China) July 10 —' UP)—Returniiir: Ann'rican nirmnn describe results of Friday night's B-2!) Ku- perfortruss raid on Japan as good , tf» ex^olliint. Tho airmen say they met little opposition on their sriconci visit to Japan's homeland. All pianos returned safely. -—~oOo KMPTV GAS TANKS Discussion Of Gem Theater Lease Expected. To Be Big- Business . An AMii.'tl Advance Coinninnil T' I'lugland, July III—(UD — Kvldi'iKii' Is «li'V«'l"p'i'" that the Oerinan.M III Xorinanily tire hard up for gasoline, Kmpl.v tanks anil iiinlnr tnmxiiorts have ln-i-n foiintl aliandiiin.'d of i-iiipty gas tunk'i. oOo MOTIIICKS UKlNf; KVACUATliD '» Allied hi.'.iflritmrters today *pbi<i>siHen, whi |p obviously on"Mii-a^-ed by the capturi: of Caen, "''•dare i hat the iVa/.is have not yt't "iilTi-r.'d a major defeat In tho Uokl, "'at there is no general retreat on 'hi- ;mrl of th/: Cormnns. ft develops r.hat. the Germans Wfi r>' al.le to make a fairly good withdrawal r,r thfir fornns, even j) lo 'ik'h they :;urfen:d heavy casual- tlll!1 i" ni-a and oqulprnent. r.ondon, July in— (t;P) — Moth- nr.i and eNpoct.'int mothers .irp lining cvncuatud from London bn- causi; fit' the robot bombings. The Cm-mans continued their at- t:icl<3 on southern England today. - oOo i> AGAIX • Uncle Eben's Diary I hoc il ti M (I pulled wf'rtl* all afternoon in the garden ami pondered tin Hir way weed.s thrive ill any xvoathcr. rs- ()/•<: I a I I y plx'- U'ecds, »nil I wa.t away muttering thing* aenn slnuildn'1 he thinking Hie i'lirson crime along :ind "aid, Thi-ri-'s n nionil In the sur- "'*'' sin, they 'ue starves. I '»!.' mi the p 11 "iciral th "'•"I IT, vir- rtiiurisli wliei'c said, Vou'ri; Ntaml- rMiiiM and Miere'N ere, too. So lie went on It, T siipl«'He.. UXCf,.K KI1KN l.ondnil, .Inly 1(1—(Ul'>— AIIIITI- 0:111 planes 'raided Guam, J4ota and Tiniun in the Taoific Marl- linn islands yesterday, according to cm-iiiy dispatches. The iincon- I'lrmed reports also say .several ornlscrs an<l destroyprs slirlleil oOn IIRITISII BOAnJKRS T.rmdon. July 10—(UP)—British Mosquito hornhorii attacked a synthetic rdl plant nr?nr I_eip/.ig last night. C.AXTOX Ohunslciiitr. .inly 10—(DJ')— .American I.ihcrators have • raided the military urea at Cluing- shiiii iinivi^r.slty in Cnntiin. At tin- sunn; time, niodlii/n lioiiilx-r-M und .flglitrr)* :ittackod a .Iii|) supply center in lluimn province. 'LOAN 1>K1VK AFTKIl WATt At a meeting of .the .welfare- board at S o'clock tonight at the town hall, it is expected -that the board members will reappoint L.eo Scully as superintendent. . ' Mr. Scully was recently, dis- ch:irgocl from the Army and. although he was granted a leave of aljsencc w.hile In the 'service; his term of ottice expired and Katherino Brer.nun has been acting superintendent. The board will have as the main topic of discussion ' thu Gem theater lease. Ralph Pasho, manager of the Com, is seeking to renew, his lease, A throe year lease ..expired. Feb. 1,' ia-l-1, and Mr. Pasho hud' an 'option in his contract to renew the lease. Claims that the cost of heating thn building during the winter months is hardly taken care of by the rental fee have been reported. .Figures on this question-may bo presented tonight as "the town hall committee of the welfare department has hail tho matter under advisement. Special Meeting Of Borough Fathers To • Take!- Up Much Routine Business The borough board ,of . warden and burgesses will meet tomorrow night In a special .session at -the court room In the town .hall. ",, . • Warden Leo Brop'liy ' called the special mcctiYig after the regular meeting, scheduled for' July 4, wus postponed for the holiday. • Burgesses are required by charter. lo be given '18-hour notice of .'a special meeting, or else sign a 1 waiver to notice rights. The session of the board will not involve anything unusual us routine business, according to Indications, is on the docket. . The garbage disposal contract, .is expected to bo renewed with JoJin I Wilkas of Middlebury with an ad8-. ed $700, a figure which was allot-. ted. in the budget 'for 1944-3945. ' A petition from residents on North Main street may be' present-' ed to the board, protesting the use of the Eastern Malleable Iron. Co. lot as a temporary dumping site. The Malleable Iron Co. offered -the use of 'l.he land to the borough temporarily until a new municipal site is obtained. Ward'e'n Brophy stated last weelt that 'the problem of the dump would '-be cleared up by July 15. Also expected -to draw discussion IK a request for the 'building of a .sanitary sewer on Cherry street extension on • the part' of residents- of. that area. ' ; '. '.'.' •"'"',' . "' .'. - - '• The. 'board may also' review .the possibility, of passing an 'ordinance as a war measure /Or the saving of tin and oLhor melalsV The 'question. came up at: a ••'meeting -several months ago. Tin can salvage- col lections are -usually poor, in the' borough and a mcasure.-along .Unit line -may increase -future collections. ' . . • ' .,•".• ' Much of the routine business Ho. 1>- . taken' up by the: boro.ugh .boaril . - Yanks Trap Japs On Saipan Second Treasury For War Efforts Given To The Bristol Company Battle For Saipan Bloodiest Of The Pacific War Wnshing-lon, July 10—(UP)—Mili- lary experts in Washington rank •the conquest of. Saipan as one of the most important victories of the 31-month Pacific war. They agree thai, capture of ths Mariana, stronghold marks a major turning ' American 'forces on Sal pun, Mariana*, trapped jiittt before the Island full'find annihilated tin; remaining ,Jiip< forces und squeezed them Into an urea iihout six niilen xqiuire near Murpl I'olnt. Moving- up from captured Gnrupiui, the cii|iitul, Yank units first pushed the foe on to the beaches at Tunupiijr Hni-hor and finally brought on the exodus to the northern tip of the Island. A move by the Jups to salvage part of their BarrlKOn by evacuating It In; barges WIIH broken up by our artillery. (International) _ Naugatuck Sailor Does Not Remember Invasion .Tue*day.)nJ)f ht,i . WAS. Hlatedxf of.,. ac 'iron' at 'the ' : last" regular mectfng here in June, The 'matters were. not presented as the meeting- broke tip very suddenly when Republican burgesses walked out after a bitter dispute with their Democratic colleagues over the appointment of ^Jolln Brodrick of Higih street, as pai'l. timy assessor,, replacing Henry Titley. Both Mr. Titley and Mr. Bro.-idrick are Republicans but the three G. O. P. 'burgessus desired the re-appointment of Mr. 1 Titley. Paper Salvage Group To Meet Tonight At News Office •*»»*. Washington. July 10—f UP)—The Treasury plans a victory loan ivis after the war ends. Treasury officials say this drive might be tho first In n series, of peace-time government fiscal operations to stimulate continued public participation in federal financing. When the first war bonds mature on May 1st, 1051. holders may be offeree! an option of cash or another type ot savings bond. However, «ny exchange- lor another bond .would not be obligatory, _1Var workers find that .Toff's U.-slaiimnl offers drllcloiis. hoiilth- The Naugaluck paper salvage committee will moot tonight'at The News' otllco-at 7:30 o|clock to discuss plans for the next pnpcr salvage collection, which will be held shortly. C, Arthur Fnger is chairman of tho committee, and requests ' all members of the group to be at the meeting. The quota for the borough is 50 tons, a tlgure that has-not been attained in any one collection yet. Local residents are urged "to lay aside all salvageable; paper 1 material for the nuxt drive which may be held next wuok. St. Hedwig's Bazaar Attracts large Crowd On Opening St. Hodw-jg's bazaar attracted several hundred people on opening iivifrht Saturday night, The bazaar, which la an annual •affair, is bcinp. held at the church pavilion. It will be held each weekend untn the end of the month. Many games and other forms of amusement kept the crowds occupied both .Saturday night and las linJgh-L. Rev. John S. Wanat, • assistant pastor, is general • chairman of 'the committee, in charge of arrangements. > Mrs. Agnes Higgins, Resident Here For 57 Years, Dies : S. Navy Tells Of Wounding Of Motor Machinist Mata Louis Fazzino . •Mrs. 1 ' iAlghps.l'Church Higgins, >-149'Aetna;- ! *trcetr-"NaugatU'ck7~died' last night at her home. 'Born June 10,''1887, in • England;- she wns the daughter, .of the late John and, 'Alice Duns-Ion Church. She ..had been a .resident of 'Naugaluck for the past 07 yoars and was a members of the Congregational church of Naugatuck. ' She is survived by her husband, Horace; three daughters,. Mrs. John Rice and Misses Vera and Vir.a. Higgins, 1 all -of Naugntuck; a. brother, John Church of Middlebury; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lawson of -Middlebury, and three graindchildrer,. .: Funeral services will be held at the . 'Alderson funeral home, 201 Meadow street, Wednesday at 2:30 o'colck, with Rev. E. R. Hance- of- ficialing. Burial 'will be in Grove cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends may call at'the funeral .home tonight from 7 to 9 p. m. and Tuesday from 3 to'D and 7 to 9 p. m. ' (Special 'to The News) Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, July 10—Motor Ma., chinist Louis Faz/.ino' of- Uie Uriit- O f- ed States Naval Eeserve, who was "remember'all Ills 'life," can't recall •anylhing that • happened to him after he sighted the French bench. Fazzino,. who is thb son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fazzino, of 525 South Main street, Naugatuck,Conn., was a member of the crew on a landing craft, tank, which was carrying armored vehicles to the shore. He remembers an explosion, anxl after that -his memory was blank until he woke up in a .hospital bed-in England. Faxzino's condition is not believed to be serious. He has a lac- •cration on the back -of J;is head, apparently from a. blow of a meljil fragment. He said other patients in the hospital told him he had been placed on a launch after he- was wounded and then taken lo a hospital ship. Hu -has been in the navy almost a year. Ho i* 19 years old. REDS SMASH INTO LATVIA Moscow, July 10—(U F)—Soviet forces are smashing into Latvia in a powerful offensive toward Riga and tile Bailtic sea. To f.he south, Russian troops are bal.lling the Germans along the east branch of tills Bug river, the water barrier •to the Polish plains. .Yesterday, Sovlcx troops captured I he vital rail " junction of Lida. 50 miies south of embittered Wilno. Scovill Outing Held Saturday At Baummer's Grove point and opens new ways to speed' the final defeat of Japan. The observers point out tint Saipan's airfields and deep water anchorages give us a formidable advance base from which to launch amphibious aind air assaults. On Saipan, itself, United Slates forces are mopping up scattered Japanese resistance. Admiral Nimitz announced the capture of the 75 - square mile island in -Die Marianas late yesterday. He revealed that Marines ar.d Army troops broke the Just organized resistance at the northern tip of Saipan at dusk Saturday. The 25-day bailie for Saipa^l was descri'bcd as .the bloodiest of -vhe Pacific war. It resulted in record losses for both sides. More than half of the enemy's osvimatsd 20,000 men on !.he island were killed. Tola! U-rJ-ted States casualties were not disclosed. But the toll for th first-10 weeks was nearly 10.00 Of these, 1,474 were' killed. Th rest were wounded or are listod missing. It is- believed that ou casualties were lighter during th last two weeks of the strugg-le. While Admiral Nimitz consol. dates his new key base in Mie wes 1 ern Pacific, General Mac-Arthu continues mopping up to'thesoutl west. MacArthur . reveals that ve' cram/ Sixth-army/troops on Bia island off Dutch New Guinea hav killed. 213 more Japanese 'soldier> This brings the toll of.enemy dead on -the" island--off D-U tc'h''Ne- Guin.ea to 3,268 through Friday. On Che Asiatic mainland, a.Toky broadcast indicates thai. Chines troops have rel^ken the Heeg yang airfield in Hunan province The broadcast, which was heart by tho United Press in San Fran Cisco, claims that Japanese bomb ers attacked -UVe.field Saturday. Sgt Marcelonis Returns To England For More Action Local Soldier Arrives In France With A Splash Sergeant -Walter Hollister Thrown Into Water When Boat Misses Ramp Death Toll From Circus Fire 158 Hartford, July . 10— OJP>— The death toll from the Hartford circus fire has risen to 158. An eight- year-old boy died this' from injuries -'suffered morning, in last Sergeant Walter .Hollister writes from France, thai..he arrived- in that country with a real splash in fact was 'thrown Into the water off the beach when his landing boat missed the ramp, down which I he soldiers were supposed to run .the shore. ' ' ...'•• The local soldier states that he was not -injured, .however, in fact, got little more- than a good wetting inasmuch .as the water was only waist deep, .... Sergeant Hollister writes that •he is well but that he would never know, except from t,he -calendar,that it. is now July,,, as the wea-ther is very cold, '': ' . • ' ; Th'e local soldier who Is the son/ of Mrs. Jeianie Hollister of Church street, is a member of a-tank destroyer unit and was stationed, al Camp Hood, Texas, .prior "going overseas. On Juhe^'S,; Sergeant^ marked his. thlrd"yeatv In' the service. • V Before entering'the Army, Sergeant »Hollister :was • 'employed.;'at; '.he W. F. Bretman store on Church street. ' .-- ••• ••:..'• '••; Former Local Resident Is Given Captaincy Theodore B. Stackpole, of the United States Army Chemical Warfare Division, has received his promotion" to the rank of captaincy, Naugatuck friends have been informed. . The former local residents, with his .wife and two children made their home at .260 Hillside avenue for nearly 10 years, but now are believed to be living In Maryland, p'osslbly near the Aberdeen Prov- ng Grounds where the soldier , is stationed. Before being called into the Army, Mr. Stackpole was a chem- 'in .the United States Rubber Co. here. He -was a member of the Reserve 'Officers Training Corps and has .been on active duty for nearly wo years. Tho Trim and Knurl Departments of tjhe Scovill Manufactur-- iin^- company held a. picnic on Saturday at Baummer's Grove on Field street. Several hundred were on hand for tile event which 'featured an old fashioned picnic spread in addition lo a sports program of sofl.-, bnll, quoits, field sports and swimming throughout the day. . Committee heads included several Naugatuck residents, as Harold Staplal.on w.ho had charge of th'e sporls program, Leo Smith who headed the entertainment program, and Edward Baummer, head of tho organization and transportation committees. Other committee heads included Ray, refreshments, Hazel Borung and Catherine Stack, food, and Nicholas Griffin. Tho master of ceremonies a I, the event was the veteran Scovill employe, Thomas McCarthy. ]VjcIio)as:Lombo entertained with musical solos, as part of the entertainment program, and acro- satic sl.unts a'nd other special-lies helped to keep the large crowd entertained. Staff Sgt. Joseph Marcelonis of Ward si reel, who has been in the United States for the past several months after completing 25 -bombing missions iast fall, has returned again -lo England 'and is attending gunnery school there in order lo acquuiii-t himself with the new types of guns now on- American bombers, it was reported this morning. Sgt. Marcelonis was a ball turret gunner on a Flying Fortress during his 25 missions. He had btfan in England about a year, completing Jlis required number, of missions. After returning to the States, the sergeant volunlcered to return to England for more service. He has been awarded the Distinguished Flying- Cross, and Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. SEES 81 GRADUATIONS —Cash paid for muxlciil Instrument*, planoH, radios, phonogriiplis. Metro -Music Mart, 88 Church St. ..Tel. ; .5287,—AUv. , : South Byfleld, Mass. (U P)— For the past 81 years, George W. Adams, 88, hasn't missed a single .graduation exercise at Governor Drummer Academy. "The first 50 were the hardest," he conceded. "Since .I've become deaf, I don't mind those metaphors about the ship of state climbing over the mountain peak of trouble into the dawn of a bright tomorrow." Local Resident Will Attend Parley Tonight Special Program Was Held At Noon Today Af The Grounds Of Company The presentation of the - second. Treasury star to be added to the Bristol Company's Treasury "T" flag for surpassing their Fifth War I^ourt quota, was made .by William V. Hawkes, chairman of the Payroll Savings division of the Waterbury War Finance committee ,a.t special exercises held this noon on the company grounds. Mr. Kawes commended Uie -cmploye-i on their excellent bond sales record not only in this FiflJi War Loan campaign but ever since 'hey •were first awarded the Treasury "T" flag in October, 19 f .2. Acceptance of I he Star was made by H. Kocsler, WorJcs Manager, on behalf of the employes and management, Eric G. Gabriolson, chairman of the Employes War Savings Bond Committee, congratulated the om- polyes on their exceeding- the $135,000 cash quota by S3 5,000, and thanked tho departmental solicitors and the War Bond Committee for their cooperation in making- Bristol's Fifth War I-oan campaign a success. J. A, H. Peterson, Personnell Manager, was master of ceremonies. The program for the Treasury Slur presentation exercises was as follows: • Band Selection .—Recordar Club Band,' D. Oemckc, director.- "Star Spangled, Banner"— Aud- ionce and. band.' - ' . Master of Ceremonies—J. A.' H. Pewrson. '•.••'..- •" Remarks—E. _G. Gabriclson.. Presentation-"of Treasury "T" Flag—Two Star's—by William 'V. •Hawkes, Chairman' Payroll -.Savings. Division, Waterbury War.Fi- nance • Committee.- ' . Acceptance of Flag'— Herman Rooster, Works Manager. / America—Audience^, a^id -band.""' Mem bora*; wfr-Erlstol's "Employes •War 'Savings Bond Committee include J2. G. •GabrieUon, chairman; Paul F:.Anderson, J. A. H. Peter- " son; A. C. Sandin, .G. P. Lonergan, C: A_.-Teeplc, Mildred Railly, send. E. H. Mark. - . Local Soldiers Are Shifted To Nearby Camps Several Nnujratuck soldiers \vith- i the past several days have been transferred from camps in the "south, lo this area. Some of the ocal soldeirs have been stationed n Texas for the past manymonths, but >iavc been 'shif'cd northward •ccontly in what may be a ;ie;v cral transfer of 14ie armed forco Strength to other points. Among- those now at Camp Dix, V. J.. arc Francis Curtin of Chery street, son of Mr. and Mrs.. Edvard CuriJn,- and'John Ashmore. of Mrs. Frederick' Ashmore of Tolls.? Square. •Another, .well known localile, erry- Dunn; .Jr., son of Mr, and Mrs. Jere 'Dunn of Aetna street, ias also beer,, shifted to .1 nearby amp from Sfarj'land wiJicrc he as been, stationed i"or the past ome weeks. and — When you think of Vacation Holiday Clothes, . B it's NauKatuck'x Fiwlilon Center, where Stj'lo and Low Price go hand In hand. — Adv. . . . , .Matthew ScuDy, prominent Naugatuck resident, is expected to attend the meeting of the Democratic delegates, to Hie national Chicago convention.. 'in Hartford tonight to decide on convention committee appointments.. Connecticut iha.j 18 votes at the convention,, and will send 26 delegates and as many alternates. Mr. Scully is an alternate to the convention. There • may be some talk at tonight's mccling a-s to the possible make-up of t.he state ticket this fall. So far, former Governor Robert A. Hurley . is the only announced gubernatorial candidate. Former -State Chairman J. Francis Smilh has been suggested, but Smith has not committed himself whel.hcr 'he will be a candidate. SAIPAN MAJOR VICTORY Washington, July 10—(UP)—Military experts in Washington say the capture of Saipan marks a major turning point in-the war. They rank it as one of the most, important vicories of the 31-month Pacific campaign. ' '• <:• ' U.S.'CotaCutriPiiom Barber .shop, Marine style, on the forcdeck of a Coast Guard manned transport' onroute to Bou, ... .Some one of these days thcso Marines, will-, be- coming; home gain. For -their security now and later, buy War Bonds... ' \

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