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... _, ^ , .• ^1 Join the Connecticut Scroll of Honor fop Gen. Eisenhower by Buying an •a WITH WAR BONOS • • •.; •' • • • ..... '-'•• V--. -••"•. -. '• ':-.:-'."..v.: : •• :;::':•;;;• ;•'.• "A Progressive Newspiaiper For A Progressive Community' WEATHER Clear And Cooler Tonight Full Report On PM« Five ;-al V^LXVIII, No. 162 ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, JULY 13,1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Centr ti ! Naugatuck Soldier Is Now On Furlough After Service Of 29 Months In S.W. Pacific '. first Sergeant Francis . J O'Connor Saw Many Local Boys In War Zone First Si-want Francis J. O'Connor. w«'H l(i" >w '" Naugatuclc rc:i- ilen:, is spending a 21-day furlough :i« t" 0 Kuest of Mr. and Mrs. AltflrJ [Cn/.i.-riH'Uiu-i of Hlgihland av- tw--; .'ull<" vin i-' 2i> monthu of active '.tervici? with tho American Armed forcu-i In the Southwest Pacific. Serjjt'unt O'Connor is back home on tin 1 Army rotation furlough system thut sooner or lal.er will bring honn- rvery rfoldiei- now serving overseas, the local soldier bolng gniunjf t fi ' flllxt *"' tll?< rcirlnient to bonefil 1^>' tile now order. A'.iiont,' the Naugatuck .soldiers In hl.t ivgtmvenl. were Stanley Su- voski, Louis Bertothy. Stanley Po.<- cuviijre. Gforjif Vincent, and Frank Crowliry, former Naugatuck Chemical Co. employe. He- also saw Edward Lejiry. Ctia.rU*s O'Con.nor. dnii George Clnrk and made a hospital visit to see Arthur Johnson, a NttiiKiitiick youth who kf in the U. S. Marines and who ihact injured hix leg. Sei'Roani O'Connor .ituleil that he remembered John- jon iv a small boy, with a fino ctop of curly hair, and there he was in the Southwest Pacific, a. fjiWItdped J'iKhtini,' man. All tho Nuuirutucltiuns are in. good hculth he *l:ic«l, but art- looldng forward lo coming .home, Sfrtffiuit O'Connor has been ITI. the Aimy sincu January of 19-11. anil vras at Camp Edward* and stationed wt!h a defense unit about Home On Furlough British Troops Move Through Battered Caen 1ST . FUANC1S .1. O'CONNOR greater Boston, until on; tr, March of 19-12. he shipped He wears campaign ribbons for three major -aotlon.s, tihe East Indian campaign for thu early <le- ftase of Australia to Java, Jfiie, fnpiiiun campaign extending from Port Moresby -to Buna and tho New Gui'aea campaign. The anti - aircraft unit with which Sergeant O'Connor was stationed saw much, active service in tut island to Island warfare and hs spont many months ki. New Guinea where tihc campaign has Been going: forward edowly and progressively tor some time. Sergeant O'Connor in answer to Illations stated that he had seen 1 plenty of Japs, and his cautious references would Indicate that thosi- who underestimate the fighting ability of the Nipponese, may anticipate plenty of trouble. The .Vatlonal Guard regiment with which Sergeant O'Connor was originally aft'lllntud has. long since been absorbed into Army divisions, Apparently the pollcly of the mill- tiiry hrad.s Is that no unit from a particular sector should bo left In. tuct, but its various segment should bi> incorporated In tho general divsioins, thus putting flght- lnn men from all parts of the country together. Si'iWtnt O'Connor staled that hl« hi.'nlth stood up well under the twit of tlu; unusual conditions In ihi! Southwest Pacific war zone, outsldi! or the usual minor ail- nii'm.s while on active service. He KCututl that he was very happy to I lie honiL' and that the food was a revelation that only Army men IcmK overst.'jis, could fully appreciate, The local soldier, who originally wii-i an infantryman, paid great tribute to tho foot soldiers In the Southwest Pacific, repeating the Culvert Change To Help Clear Up Brook Condition To help clear up an alleged possible contamination of a brook that runs through the SchildKcn property on the East Waterbury road, tho boarcPof warden and burgesses at its recent meeting gave permission .for a culvert change on the property where the. stream'crosses the. road. . , ' This change will deflect the water from a point where It is stated, tin cans'.have been 'dumped"in't'o" the water, making for a possible contamination. A letter from tho state In regard to. the matter was read at the meeting and permission for the culvert change was given providing the work Is clone under the supervision of the borough engineer and supcrlntcntTent of streets. British soldiers pick tliulr way through the dpiiris-filleil streets of the hattcrud Normandy city of • Cucn after it was tuki-n. They are on the lookout for isolated pockets of resistance :in<| snipers. Note tin; sol- ilior In tile left foreground carries a stretcher, Tliu British forces have narrowed the i;ncniy cscapo B :1 P east of Caen, while the Germans have couutur-nttuckcd south of Caen. Signal Corps Kadlophoto. International) • State Trooper Is A Patient At St. Mary's Hospital British Seeking 'Elbow Room' . LATE BKA7JLIAN TROOPS. Algiers,-July 13—(UP)—A contingent of Brazilian troops, soon will arrive in Naples. No information was lalcascd. relative to the composition or equipment of the Brazilian forces.-A group of Brazilian nurses already . has landed In North .Africa.' ——oOo SUICIDE MISSION New York, July 1:P=TCP)—The London rudlo nuy» SO German* were killed in making- an attack In ' Normandy yeHterday. The liroiulciLst Kuyn the men were NOnt on a wulclde nilNslon by their offlCi.TM UM punishment for some offenwe. oOo NEEDS *],500 A MONTH BOMBKR MISSIXG (Continued on Pafrc 8) Fliers Made Objective After Mid-Air Crash Flying r.mly a few hundred ''•'ft iipnrl, 300 Flying For- trcasva heading for Axis tar- Re t near 1'lrauu.M, Greece, r <in into unexpected peril wlu-n clouds blanked out ill! slKhr. r>( tht; other plannH In .'hi formation. Just as they ciimc Into thu open again an- oriiflr piano caromed nt! the Port hearing Col, Kai-l'T. Bur- (holmt'MS, in command of the mission, then squarely hit nn- o'lii'r plane, which blew up. Till: wrenched and bombsignt broken, crew plummeted upside down 10,000 fo.ut. toward earth. Almost tno lato, the Pilot managed to roll her over—und they went on to complete their objective. Here's your objective: Keep buying mo:/: Wnr .Bonds till Pence comes. A News ad will bHnjr cash for .something you 10 longer need, help you to Jjjmplote your objective. Phono Concord, N. H., July 13—(UP)— Civil a'nd military .planes fire pn- u-olllnj,'. Che air between Manch/>s- tor and Bn.ngor, 'Maine, in search of a four-motored army bomber missing, for 48 hours. Eijcbt lo .ten men arc believed to be aboard the plane, which authorities think was lost In 'l.hc Cairuidlar. border wilderness ac- result of fog and poor weather, conditions. The bomb.-r wa-s scheduled lo arrive at Bangor's Dow Field Tuesday evening on a flight from Manchester. State Trooper John Dunphy ..of the Bethany ^barracks was 1 admitted to'St, Mary's hospital last night as a medical patient. /Hospital authorities did not reveal the extent of his-. ailment 'but -reported that '"^ r ~ tils con'ditron"lbis^Vm^oi r ri!n£r~Tv!T.T" good. . ... .'.' •':. ' Ti-oopcr-Dunphy is well-known .in Nau^atuck whore he- '.was formerly employed at the Naugatuck Valley Engraving Co. in Park place. Some time afro Trooper Dunphy did outstanding detective work in clearing up several diltlcult cases hereabouts and has been on plain clothes details for some time. He was a former star basketball.' and football, player at :'.W.lIby. •'••high school.' . . '. DEATH TOLL 17 South Portland/.-Ma.,. July.'12— (UP) —The death of .-a ..woman.-at the Maine General hospital .Jate lasl. nighl boosted to 17 the .death toll from the bomber crash and fire In Trailer Village. .-Lalest victim was Mrs, -Rita ..M. Robertson, 23 years -old, 'whose, infant, son, George, died shortly 'after the- accident Tuesday. -.-••• 30 More Volunteers ire Needed As Blood Donors CHERBOURG i syi. VAAST CARENTAN T..OS Angeles. July. 13—(UP)— Mrs, Hilda Axclson says she needs $1,500 a month from her estranged husband to get along on. She says she can't manage with a personal income of only $700 a month. COIMINGS PREDICTS Norwalk, July 13— (UP)— Former United States Attorney General Homer S. CuinniliiR* predicts -that Brlen McMahon will receive the senatorial nomination .on the first ballot »t the Democratic state- convention next month. ..-.-••.'.'. Children's Hand Work Displayed Attibrarjr Red Cross Announces 270 Listed For Unit's Visit Here On Monday. . The Naugatuck' Chapter, American Red Cross, announced todny that the rotrl.it ration lisl. tor volunteers .- for the visit here next Monday ol" the Mobile Blood Plasma. Unit, has now reached a tola! Of 270 persons. No registrations will be received afler Friday of this week as the lists must be closed ' and all arrangements completed day. by Satur- wnrkont '«i(U to find tluit dt-llt-loiw, lienlth- one In tip top them hoi, nUcky diijM.— Adv. . It Is expected that an additional 30 reaJdenU will volunteer by JTV.'d'iV night, ns the Rod Cross of- ficlah! need at least 300 wanios it thu borough's q'tiofca of 2r>0 pjnts ol' pl'tiima, is to be rca.ch.cd. The quota is the largesl to date for Naugatuck and Red Cros.s hoaclM here are anxious bhat the borough- maintain its i>erfect record of always reaching or surpassing its c/iioLa in every patriotic enterprise. The new 'list of names include-*: Fred Ramape, David Ruppe, Mrs. Lloyd Jonos. Mrs. Charles Walsh, Joseph .Roland, O. £. Merle f, Mrs. O. E. Morkt. Eleanor Eites. lJ»nma Silanowskl, Winifred Worrell, Wilfred Swan, Frank Smith. •A'lso Alice Sylvia. Joseph Mayo, John Karabn.n, Charles Mitchell, Joseph Sarasln. ' Wallace Traver. Calilierlne Doiron, Catherine Me-n- '"wllllam Brus-h, Alfred Rossi, Mrs. Joseph Mattos, Mrs. Walter Donawloh. Joseph Mrs, Waller Donawich. Burns, Mrs. S. R. Mather, Robert Eoyd, Bcrl.ha R'/cwski and . Woodln.. . . ' - • . .With tin; capture of. Caeii by British troops, Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montenmery will undoubtedly strike out to gain "ulhow room" to protect tlm potentially valuable Inland port, according to informed sources in Washington. I-ater drives may head to the Seine river and to .Paris. Meanwhile, the Americans at I-a Jlayc and the Urltlsh at Ciion see-suw pressure on the Nazis oil lioth ends of the battle line, preventing them from concentrating forces at any particular point In the early weeks of the invasion, tho British pinned down the main weight of tho German armor at:'Ciicn and-made it possible for the Yanks to take Cherbourg 1 . Then tSic American units put on,a drive, in the IM Iliiyi; sector :md made It impassible for the N;v/,is. to relieve the pressure being cxnrtiid on Caen before its capture. (International) exhibition of children's h'and'woi-lt at the Children's 'branch 'of the 'Howard Whlttcmore Public Library.' .... , Booklets dealing with the exhibition and showing the Kind of work done in l.he past year are available at Me department. The work, dx>ne by children in the grades from kindergarten to the eighth, includes pictures done by crayons, paints, and pencils. PRISONERS STRIKE Hilding N. Olson Again Elected President Of The Naugatuck Savings \ Reelected Today I1II.DIXG X. OLSON HAROLD W. ROBERTS Boston, July 13—(U P)— Disciplinary action .has been taken against n group of Italian war prisoners w))o staged a sit-down strike. The men allegedly refused to continue loading a'« the TBoston porl, of ambarltation after 5:30 p. m. yesterday. They were returned to Camp McKay to face punish- Local Jeweler Improves Slowly L. N. TomHnson of Walnut Entire Slate Renamed At Annual Meeting Of Institution Here Today Hildfng N. Olson was rcclccted president- of the Naugatuck Savings bank at the annual meeting of tho institution held' here today. In addition to Mr. Olson the entire slate of bank officials now in office was. renamed, for another year, including Carlisle B. Tuttle, vice-president, Harold W. Roberts, secretary and treasurer, Charle« L. Berger, chairman of the board, Harry A. Dalby, .vice-president, Raymond.W. Paul, assistant treasurer and Xorman H. Wood, assistant secretary. Today's meeting- was the 74th annual meeting of the institution which was- formed here in 1870. During the.-past year deposits in the bank have increased $1,156,005. Total resources now of the Naugatuck Savings hank are. J10.H8,- 184. The local bank . has" an invest, mcnt in''United States government securities of $5,592,000 attesting to its support of national security and the war effort. Bank officials today estimated that of Naugatuck's population, of approximately 18,000 close '.o : two- thirds, have-savings accounts in the local institution. ..'--. Today's 'meeting: marks the first full year of operation-of .the bank under the guidance of Mr. Olson as president: r ! The splendid : progress- of the,, institution in the past year is proof, of the Roundness 'of banking technique and interpretii- itbns,; possessed -.by .Mr. Olson. Allied Armies In "f i"* l ra< "°IV' ••"-V ; "-|/M'^~^" ™"" v '' ' Italy Drive Close To Nazi Gothic Line street, prominent local jewel#r-nnd Rotary club member, is showing slow but steady improvement at the Waterbury hospital where he recently underwent a serious operation. Mr. Tomlinson is not expected to return to his home here for Convalescence for some days yet, and it is expected that it will be early, fall before he is able to return to his business. Beacon Falls Woman Is Suicide, State Police Say Navy Seabees Take Over When 1800 |'Naugatuck Soldier Fish, Game Club Earns The Rating Seeks New Site For Walk Out On Strike .Davisville, R. I,; -July 13—(UP) —Naiy Soabee? have been thrown into -l.he breach to keep invasion supplies moving following n, walkout of 1SOO civilian employes a!. the Davisville Navy Base depot. The striking workers say thai, they are disputing n. recent War Labor Board ruling that unskilled laborers should nol^rccelve union wag: Tho walkout, started Tuesday" when. 250 carpenters at the advanced base dopoi, woJkcd out,-, and, yesterday, the strike s,pread-to other skilled workers. . A-F-L union, officials deny any knowledge of the strike. The Navy officials at the Rhode Island base say most of the employes involved i'in.,ihc walkout are not affected by : the'W-L-B decision. Of A Paratrooper Mrs. Brennan In St. Mary's Hospital Mrs. William L, Brcnnan, of Wolfe avenue, Beacon Falls,. Is a patient at St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury, where she 'recently underwent an operation. Mrs. Erennan Is well known in Naugatuck. Her husband is an employe of the U. S.'Rubber Co. footwear plant laboratory division. .:..... (Special To The.News) .Fort Eenning, Georgia,. July 13— .Private Leroy Smith, son., of Mrs; Martha Smith, of 3~r> Rubber avenue, Naugatuck, Conn.,', has won tho .right to wear Wings and Boots of the United Slates Army Paratroops. He has completed " four weeks oC jump training during which he made five jumps from a plane in flight,..the. last .a tactitul jump at night involving a combat problem on landing.; '• '" Jumping: at tho Parachute school has been steadily developed to a recognized war science. There 'is less than one. per cent chance of injury while jumping at .the school. In addition- to producing jumpers, 'Parachute Specialist Train;- ing is (,'ivcn to qualified men in Communication, Demolition, Rig- Kors and Sowing-.Machine Maintenance, vital skills for Airborne troops. . " ' Outdoor Activities CAPTURED DOCUMENT ."Land. in. Straitsvillo leased by the Naugatuck '-.Fish and Game. Club, Inc., from .-the Naugatuck Water Co, will not Ijc available nny longer, it was 'reported at 71 meeting of the club last night at town hall. The club had used the land in Straitsville for .trap shooting and other''outdoor activities .prior to 'tho start d"r. tho war. About two 'years ago, the Water Co. informed the club- .at that time that the company" required the use of,-tho •land for -the duration and that after the, war it would be'leased again.: '• But-a short time ago, the club learned that the 'Water Co. will keep.: on using the land after the war.'As a result, a new site.is being sought, it'was reported last night. • ' •• . '..'Tickets'for'the annual clambake and outing which will be. held at Schildgcn's grove Sept. 3 were distributed last night by Walter A. Gosscck chairman of the arrangc- • Washington, July 13— (.UP)— Act- ! mcnts .committee for the event. ng Secretary of. War Patterson ; Plans for the event arc . ncaring " ng Secretary . discloses that'. a : . captured German i completion,' document several months old has ' connrmcd that the", enemy' is suf-. ,. . —Cash paid for musical Jnstru- foring from a severe manpower i-imento, pianos, radios, phonographs. shortage "which is affecting ' the '' ' '" ' ' "" "' '" I course of. the.war in Europe. Music Mart, Tel. 5287.—Adv. Church, St. School Board Today May Make Appointments The school board will hold its monthly session at. Tuttle house today at 5 p. m. Theboard, which •usually suspends summer • meetings, will very likely fill several vacancies in the school department tonight.' t . . The school board will hold its monthly session at Tuttlo house today at 5 p. m: The board, which usually suspends summer-meetings will very likely fill several vacancies in the -school department tonight. ' • . '-It is expected that a high school teacher will be appointed to provide for the vacancies created by the resignations of Lauriston Noycs and Archie D. Hyde. Harold E. Chittenden', superintendent of schools, has 'informed the board thatTone appointment would be sufficient to take care of the needs of the high school, as. the enrollment has been decreasing for the past several years. Tho appointment, however, will fall to someone already within the department.- , " • ' The board may move to fill two grammar school positions, and also arrange for transfers that these appointments, may necessitate. •-.-•• rr,hc 'board will also receive several reports-from Mr. 'Chittenden, ricluding- the financial" statement 'or the .past. month,, and probably it report oh tlie summer program for tho playgrounds. . ; , Mrs. Isabel Van Roff Found Dead Wednesday From .22 Caliber Bullet Wound Slate police this morning declared that the death of Mrs. Isabel Van Roff, 39. of Pincsbridge, Beacon Falls was a suicide. Mrs. Van Rofl was found yesterday morning in the bathroom of the Van Roff home, shot through the temple with a .22 cal. bullet. The weapon used was a rifle of the same caliber, which was found near her V.-cdy. How long Mrs. Van Roff had been dead was . not determined, state police-said, but she committed suicide sometime Wednesday morning. Her mother, Mrs. S. Reynolds, awoke suddenly, the cause of awakening .might have been the shot, and went to look for her daughter, who, it is said, had' n. mental condition. Mrs. Van Roff. had recently returned from a sanitorium, and her mental state is believed to have led to suicide. Mrs. Reynolds found her daughter ,dead, in the bathroom and notified police. John Van Roff , the deceased's husband, was at work.in Seymour at the Hershcy Mfg. Co. at the time. Mrs. Reynolds stayed with the couple to take care of her tlaughter while Mr. Van Ron" was n Seymour. • State Troopers Carl Carlson and Edward Christian investigated the —When you think.of Vacation and Holiday. Clothes, It'n Raphael'* NiuiRBtuck's FaslHon Center, where .Style and I,ow Price go hand in hand.—Adv. . . Italy, July. 13—(UP)—The battle for the peninsula is turning back into a i-eal battle—instead of a chase. Free--wheclin£ pursuit or two beaten German armies is congealing into the kind of toe-to-toe slugging that marked the pre- Cassino phase. Allied soldiers now arc driving close" to the Nail Gothic line—strongest enemy defense belt of them all. As they probe into this sensitive area, the Germans are reacting- vigorously. For the invaders, supply line* are getting longer and terrain worse. For the Germans, it's vice vcrsa. The Germans/ have embedded their Gothic line—name'd for the architecture of nearby cities— in Italy's greatest mountain. range, the Etruscan Appenines. The range is 50-miles-wide at its narrowest point ,and many of its peaks tower as high as six thousand feet. On the Allied side, the elopes arc sheer, and-beetle-browed cliffs frown over the countryside. On the far side, the range shelves gently Into the lombard plains. .--.-• Swinging But' from the \vc»t coast at Pisa, the pill-box-studded range thrusts directly across the Fifth Army path, skirts Florence to the north, .then dips sharply south to Rimini • on the^ Adriatic, 'he airline distance between the anchor points -of the line, . which slices across the narrowest neck of the peninsula, is 100 > miles... Twenty miles north of Florence the fula pass channels through the mountain mass. But the Germans are reported to have encompassed' it with powerful defenses. The western, or Fifth Army, end. of the line is shielded' by the ISO-mile- long Arno river. The Germans have been feverishly bulwarking this defense zone since their Gunlav and Hitler lines crumbled in ruins. In fact, the Allies may have thrown their north- of-Romc drive- into high ( Rear simply to reach that line before the Germans could make it all but impregnable.' Since Rome, • the Fifth and Eighth Armies have rumbled • northward • at a rate of nearly five, miles a day, never pausing to rest or.,regroup. The Nazis have lost heavily. They've had to. call in divisions from Belgium; Denmark and the Balkans to plug the gaps caused by the loss of 80-to-100-thousand men. As it stands, at least half the fighting strength of the 25 or so divisions 1 now in the-battle has been drained away. Thu*; General Alexander is well on his way toward accomplishing his May llth pledge. "to destroy the German armies: .in- Italy." , , FLYING BOMBS London. July : 13 —(U P)-^- More flying bombs hit London, and'south- . crn England - today-. after a night of respite. Some- of them appeared to come from" Uic 1 direction' of • Hbl- '.land or Belgium.- _'-

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