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Join the Connecticut Scroll of Honor for AR BONDS by Buying an Extra War Bond ; "A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community'' WEATHER Pair Full Report 'On F«KC S Vol. LXVIIJ, No. 164 ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1944 Leased .Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Find Missing Baby .NVu 1 York city police hiivo fount! M\ and oiioliiilf-inuntliN old B;ir- tiarii Anni! Cogkin who vanished ni.V-tcrloiisly from her crlh on Hit' ground flour of the Now Yuri; FnuMiiliiiK hospital. Sho had lu-fn pluwtl tcinpnrurlly In the honif hy her father while IUT mother underwent ivn operation nt another hospital. (Internii' tloniil) Yanks In Normandy Launch New Assault Today On St. Lo (fly United ITO.H.H) The American First Army In Normandy continues to . make Htc.-uly progress. In recent hours. It him nmilr iitlvnnccn up to three and ono-half miles. General Bradley'a men have flung a siege are more than halt' way nround Saint Lo—hinge of the German line and guardian of the invasion road to central France. L'mtetl Press War Correspondent James McGlincy filed a front dls- piitch nt 5:20 this morning. Now York time, 1 Haying '.th_e_ Americans hud Just launched a new assiuiR of Snlnt Lo. No details of the attack n-crr given. .Shnrtly before noon yesterday. G^roral Bradley ordered his men forward In (he Saint Lo, Perioi'H arid Lcssay .sectors. F.y early evening Lh"y had advanced everywhere despite , Increased enemy artillery and mortar flre—and un- ftivnrahlc terrain. Allied sources report "very substantial gains" cast and northeast nf Saint Lo, The General Yank rtrivc from the town along a 40- mili- front to the west const threatens to spli he Nazi line ino throe disconnected segments. Our troops n\-r within one rriiln of both Lossuy nml Saint Lo—and loss than two mill's" from Pcrlci'S, The three nnrhnr slrongholds—according to Ami't'icjm military spokesmen — nrc "almost In the bag." Thf "astern half of the beach- h<virl is the scene of spirited ,'irtll- I'.'.-y <!ii(>lfi hot wren British and . iri'1'ni.'i.n units. The big guns arc es- f'.'cisilly active around the town of Mitlnt • and in the Canadian Salient Mow Oien. An Allied spokesman ri'Vfals (lie Tommies have pulled l>'u-k from Mnlinf—which Is now a ".N'r> Man's r.and." General Dcrnpscy's troops arc rc- crouplng for a fresh effort, to slnrin down the .120-mile Cacn-to- 1'iiris highway. Father, Son Wounded On French Soil James Braziell Of City Hill Street And Son Share Like Incidents When the report was received here recently of the wounding- in notion in France of Private James Brav.iel! of the United States Army, .he son of Mr. arid Mrs. James Bnuiell of City Hill street, it was recalled that the father of the "Vaiigjituck soldier nl.-Jo was wounded in Franco clui-ing World War I. The senior Mr. Brn'/.IcI! took part n the campaign in the Argonne, a Irive that took a heavy toll of Am- ricim lives, and was said to have 'ccn so severely wounded in the lead that he spent more than six nontns In military hospitals bc- ore being able to be up and about. This is the first instance as far s is known, in Naugatuck where ather' and son have been wounded France in two, different wars, [owcver there arc many instances ere where veterans of World War who served in France, now have ons inking part in the lighting in ranee in World War 2. Caution Is The Watchword On Normandy Front Crouching us they movc'forwiird carefully in France, Pfc. Russell Sclioomimher (left), Shelton, Conn,, and .Pvt. iliimes V. Viippns, Indianapolis, Ind., pass :i roughly painted tilgn Hint carrion u sharp warning. MIl|>cr!< have been tilking- a heavy toll of Allied troops; Sijfniil Corps Rudio-telcphoto. (International) . ; . Army Officer's Wife Being Held For Stamford Shooting Stamford, Conn., July If.—(UP) —Police are holding Mrs. Maxine Blakcly—wife, of an Army ofllccr —on charges of assault with a deadly weapon as result of a shooting Incident at her home. . Authorities say that Mrs. Blakc- ly drccl three shots through the bedroom door of her house guest —Thomas Michael Moore —'who I,in England... Air Medal Is Awarded To Naugatuck Resident Blood Donor List Here Is Sergeant Anthony C." Kasputis Sends Award To Parents On Scott Street Mr. and Mrs. John -Kasputis of 09 Scott street have, recently received, 'the -Air Medal -w.hiefh.wns awarded to itheir son-, Sergeant Anthony C. Kasputis. of the United States Ar.my Air Force, now fly ing \vit-h.-Llie famous'8th'-Air Force Receives Air Medal svas not.hit. One of the shots, however,- punctured the mattress of the bed on .%vh!ch Moore w.is sleeping. Moore has been booked on' an assault charge, and police say they still are vague on what actually happened.at the JSUikely home. The citation',:\vh!ich:.aecompa.ri'iod the Air Meda! rcad-j as follows: "For exceptionally. 1 , meritorious achievement, while, participating in heavy bombardment missions (Continued on Page S) Fire Marshal Shea Warns Boro Residents Of Panic Fire And Panic Go Hand In Hand Especially In A Crowd, Mr. Shea Says Fire Marshal Michael F. Shea Issued a timely statement this morning concerning Arc and panic. Mr. Shea keeps in mind the terrible catastrophe in Hartford a little over n. week ngo which claimed more than 160 lives, nnd reflects that fire and panic go hand in hand. _ Mr, Shea, wary'of the danger of fire, this week checked on two local events that might by some chance be in the throes of lire haz- Sister Of Local Woman Receives Promotion In ANC CUT OF HiirtlV.nl. July 1. r >--(L'P)—Cover- i"ir Mfililwin hfis nuked the Federal K»vfi rmicnt to reconsider n .slash in ihr Connecticut unemployment cnmpfin.Hiiiion budget for the cur- i'"nl (|;;e;il yr>;ir. The governor re- vi-nlH th.-it 5IB7.f)nO hn.s been cut from fiviiilahlc funds of the com- pcn.iiitinn division by the Socltil Koeurity Honrd. Trapped Platoon Saved By One-Man Offensive Like the rest of the men, r 'vt. FJodgnr Young-ducked for ?nvir when his platoon ran InUi n ,;,•![> ambush on New Ouinc-jv. Unlllce the others, he nnifl no ,-ittcntlon when given ih" order to withdraw ns best Ho criukl. Knowing that the Wpponesr machine gunners Cnnlrl raslly pick off the cn- 'irc outfit us they retreated, hi" decided to stage a one-man offensive to dniw their fire. Glftzing away with his gun "nrt hurling grenades, he crawled forward until hit by n "ip htillef. When a glanco h wk showed him his com- fitlcs still wore not quite out "f danger, he went on fight- lr| !T '.mill another slug brought Ck'Ath. A glance at the headlines »hnw« yn u we're still not safe frorn tho Axis menace. Keep Buying Wfir Bonds till we arc! c >et money to do it by renting y°ur spare room through a NUW Wnnt Ad. Phone 2228. According to word received by Mrs. Frank Clark of 58 Nexon avenue, thut Mrs. Mary 32. Kclley of the Army Nurso Corps has- rccont_ ly been promoted from second licu- ten.int to first lieutenant. Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Kelley nre sisters. Lt. Kclley, a native of Manchester. N.. H., is well known in the borough, having been a frequent visitor with Mrs. Clark. She enlisted in the "Nurse Corps Nov. 17, 10-13. Prior to her enlistment, she was superintendent of Ml. Sinai hospital in Hartford. Receiving her cnrly schooling .in Manchester, Mrs. Kclley trained for her profession in Mcridcn, Conn. She has boon connected with Mt. Sinai for 1 over a decade. After enlisting, Mrs. Kelley was posted at Fort Dcvens, where she applied for overseas immediately nftcr arrival. Mrs. Clark, who has . not heard from the army nurse for almost two weeks, believes that Mrs. Kel- Icy has finally been given the assignment she had bcon waiting for since last November. The lieutenant sent word about two weeks ago that she would arrive in Naugatuck for a ton-day leave, after stopping in Boston for a brief shopping tour. When the Clarks returned from work that Saturday evening, a telegram had arrived, addressed to Mrs. Kollcy, cancelling her leave, actually before she,' arrived here. SGT. ANTHONY C. KAS.I'UTIS Red Cross Hopes List Will Be Completed By Noon • Hour '•''-. Adjustment Sought In Mill Rooms President George Froelich Tells Of Contract Clauses With U. S. Rubber Co. Another matter In the wage contract being sought by Local 45, United Rubber Workers of America, here-wlth the United States Rubber Co. is an O. W. adjustment in the mill room of the local footwear plant, President George Froelich of the union stated this rooming. ' ' : ^ The O. W. signifies occupational wage, President Froelich stated, and adjustments in that department are sought in wages of mill men, compound men and Bambury operators. The local labor head stated that this department is one of the most difficult working areas in the entire factory.'.and that wage adjustments are needed in its several departments. : The matter of the wage contract between local 45 and the U. S. Rubber Co. has been certified for presentation to the War Labor Board at Washington, and probably will be heard before the special rubber panel that is being set up by that body. It. Roff, USAAE, Is Home After 18 Months In Europe Combat Flyer Home 1ST LT. HAKBY C. BOFF, JR. Yanks In Italy tir»il • ri» n«,«i Within Six Miles Of Livorno . The Red Cross is"5lill short two volunteer blood donors in its quota, of '300,.it was reported, this- mo'rn- .ing. ^.*; ',"''*' • ' ' ..-.-."' ' ' " .' ..' •"' Philip Rice, J.. H. .Little, Stewart Luqiies, Carl Balwell, Mrs. Clar| ence Stinson and Eve Pctruny, registered this morning. 1 •'A mobile blood plasma unit will, arrive in Is'augatuck Monday morning at" :thc Y. "M. C. A. - .The latest list of- volunteers follows: Joy Sfhlesinger, Mrs. Gcorg* Hotchkias, Mrs. Joseph Robbiati, John Schrnuck, Robert Foltz, Gertrude . Schiclke, Everett Scverson, Mrs. James Gorman, Mrs. James Mariano, Mrs. Arnold Norj, Mrs. Edward Worthington. Also, William J. Oldakowski. Mrs. Charles Bolton, George Glasgow, Mrs. Charles Skridulis, Mrs. Martin' Taloian, James Murphy, Mrs. Alice Burke, John Pruss, Agnes Lngownik, Mrs, Ernestine Rome, July 15—(UP)—The Americans in Italy, have smashed three and one-half miles northward to outflank the. west coast port of ^Livorno..-.- •:.-..' They, .have reached an inland point~within-.len,.mi]es .of,, the lower jArno .river—the -base of the German Gothic -line. . Other Yonk units lunged up the Tyrrhenian coast in aStrontal assault that brought them within six miles of Livorno. This drive climaxed ten days ' of chopping through massive Wchrmacht dc fcnscs blocking the coastal high, way. The richest Italian prize since the fall of Rome now is within reach of o'ur forces. Today's Allied communique confirms the capture of the rail and highway center of Foggibonsi by French units of the Fifth Army. Arczzo—was reported seized yes- Ferreira, •Sommcrs, Hugh H. Stearns and Helen Miller. Norval Turner, Adelc Mrs. Richard Hislop. London, July 15—(UP)—The Germans report the death of a professor whose trickery led to the diplomatic break between- Russia and Poland. A Trans- ocean rows service broadcast says Professor Gerhard But* was killed in action on the Russian' front. y oOo GUAM KAIUICU ACAIX J'reirl Hiirbor, July JiT—CUD — The Intust announcement of ciir- rler raids on Guam and Kot;i 111:1 ka no mention of opposll inn; at clllicr i^lund. Both lia.svs nix- taking perhaps the most eonooii- tnited Noftenlng-np assaults of the western I'aclflc u-ar. WAR COUNCIL In the case of St. Hedwig's that no But f\- a telephone call shortly canvas roofing was being used, nnd after. Mrs. Clark .has not heard, ~ ~ ~~ ' from her since, thus assuming that Lt. Kcllny is on her .way overseas. that in the case of St. Mary's Carnival, which will be held shortly the" canvas to be used will be treated with n fire-proving solution. "Panic," Mr. Shea said this morning, "cannot be eliminated. (Continued on Page 8) _ Madrid, ' July 10—(UP)—Re- 1 , ports from Vichy say Adolf Hitler's supreme war council 'has , do-, cidcd to evacuate Lithuania,. Lat-' via and Estonia. Meanwhile, London broadcasts, recorded by the Federal Communications .Commission, say the Germans have started to.-dismantle installations at' the port of Koenips--' berg on the Baltic sea,. The' broadcasts also report a grow- 1 ing panic among the civilian pop- 1 ula.tion in East 'Prussia. oOo ' ROAD CLEARED WORLD BANKING Brctton Wood's, N. H., July 15 — CUP)—Financial experts say the United "States will become the world banking and trade center if the United Nations 'monetary and financial program is put into force. Southeast Aslii Headquarters; Kundy, Ceylon. July 13—(UP)— .British troops driving from opposite end* huvc cleared the Japanese from the Imphal-Ukhrul .rond In India. The 45-mile all weather supply route wus an Im. pnrtant enemy communication line. . . , . —When you think of Vacation mid I Delegates to the monetary meeting Holiday " Clothes, it's Raphael's arc working at top speed to com- iKSitiiclcN Fashion Center, where Style inul Low I'rlcc go luiml In lin'nd.—Adv. re working at top speed to complete the plan before Wednesday, when the conference is due to adjourn. . _. ' —War workers . find that Jeff's RnMluuranl. offers "delicious, healthful foods to keep one In tip top Naugatuck Soldier Is Mechanic On 4-Motor Bombers (Spcclnl to The >"cws) Kccslcr 1 Field, Biloxi, Miss., July 15—Pvt. Frank A. Brennan will be graduated Sunday from the Liberator bomber mechanics school hero and is now ready for.line duty or further training under the 'Army Air Forces Training Command'. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank ,7, Bi-ennan. ,93 Ward street, Nau- K.'i.tuck, .Conn. Now oiialified as a E-2-1 mechanic, .Pvt. Brennan wll Join the ranks of the green-clad army maintaining the big four-cnjrined "aircraft, be'sent to a factory school for further specialized training, or po to one ' of the Training-" Command's .aerial gunnery schools. The course ot approximately 17 weeks h-.rc taught, him. the intricacies of .electrical and. hydraulic systems, propellers, instruments, fuel systems, engine operation and aircraft Inspection. For eight days before graduating, he applied what he had learned under .simulated battle conditions at "Fort Liberator," a branch of the airplane mechanics school. The bastion—which lies west of tcrday, but the official German news agency later claimed it. had been retaken by Nabi paratroopers. Poggibonsi now is securely in our hands—and the way is open for an advance 21 miles northward to Florence. . ^ >'AVV BLIMP LOST A Cnyibbcan Port, July 15— (UP)—Navy authorities announce that a navy blimp has been lost at sea while on a routine patrol over Caribbean waters. Postal Employes Have Successful Hot Dog Roast A hoi. dog roast was enjoyed by poslaj employes at the home of Ray Heavens: on Neu.leton avenue. The affair was attended only' by "m.iil" members of. Ihc loca] branch . j The climax of the evening's activities was tho planting of a firecracker, in direct violation of the borough ordinance, into the fire used for the roasting of the dogs.' 'The culprit is. still.unknown, and a..terrible fate, is in -store it ho is discovered. ... Those attending: wore: John Moroncy, Francis Moroney, Janics Wrintx, Daniel Leary, Peter Brcnnan, Edward J. McCarthy. Also Alfred Fratesi, George Birdsail, Edward Brcnnan. Charles LaChance, diaries Fratesi, Chiswoll, Chester Sttbcr, Naugatuck Flyer. Credited With Three Nazis Shot Down, Two Probables ". ' George Michael Smibh and Matthew Maher. Local Air Cadet Transferred To Fla. Aviation' Cade! Donald Wiggics- wol'th. son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Lester Wigglcsworth, of Oak street, recently completed his pre-flight. training at Maxwell Field, Ala. Cadet Wigglcjsworth is' now stationed -at Lakeland, Fla., for primary training. The training is pleasing to the local yomvg man, w.ho enjoys the vigorous life of a .cadet.. His address is: A-C Donald Wig- glcsworth, Class -1CA, Flight. H, 2160 AAA BU. Lodwick School of Aeronautic,-;, Lakeland, FJ.'i. After ft year and a half in the European theater of war, 1st Ct. Harry C. Roff, Jr., son of Dr. Mrs. Harry C.' Roff of George street, ..-ha* roturnod to thc"T states for re-assignment after completing a/ 21-day leave - in Naugatuck. He arrived here yesterday. tt. Roff completed 200 hours', of combat flight Feb. 29, 19-H, ".ind, was assigned as instructor to : a combat crew replacement unit. JJc flew 80 missions to makii up the required hours, "It was heartbreaking," Lt. Roff said, "to be flying somewhere above the English countryside on. D.Day, instructing an untried pilot, 'turn left, now right" instead of get- ling in some good combat Hying." The flying officer had been engaged in instructing since his last combat mission up to his departure from England for the States. Asked about hi<= stay,, in general, in the ETO, Lt. Roff said :t was "a lot of fun, and a !ot of work." He has ihrec German planes shot down, officially, to his credit, two probables and two damaged. In regard to the Thunderbolt pursuit plane ho flew in the European skies, Lt_ Roff says that as far as he was concerned, it was the best plane in existence. "I'd much rather fly in a JM7 than :n anything the Germans have," he added. •: In .the part of..the* island where he was .stationed, Lt. • Roff said that no robot .bombs had ft.Uen. He added that the RAF was doing- most of. the combat work-against the rockets, which apparently havo to be blown out of the sky. Lt." Roff who returned witn a. Thomaston flyer, L.t. Randall Hathaway, was very happy to fce back. -He intends to '"fro* -"plenty of sleep" on his..twenty-one day.;at borne. .-. < .;• ;;.-.•••'.• •'...„. . .. . The !ocal""JiVlator enlisted in the Army Air Corps in Januatry. 1942, and-received flight training in tli« southeast—at airfields in Georgia, Jforth Carolina., 'and Florida. He was sent overseas in January, 39-13. He attended Harvard' for l.hree years, studying* biological-chemistry,'after receiving 'his elementary and secondary schooling in the •borough, Lt. Roff lias been- awarded the Air Medal with, three bronze clusters an.d T.hc Distinguished Sci- vicc Flying Cross with two bronze clusters in the course of his experiences in Europe. He will-return to Atlantic City after the completion of his leave for re-assignment. He expects his new duties will be confined to the United States for several mouths at the least. Borough Watched Circus Train Go Through Today Big Show Back On Road Again To Earn Money Tor Scores Of Lawsuits ICE SHORTAGE New Bedford, Mass., July 15— (UP)—-An ice shortage h'ns- caueod heavy loss" in perishable foods at New Bedford. Dealers report ItieJ'r supplies are 75.'per cent less than normal in some cases, and ice rc- iserves are sufficient only to stoqk i.ho New Bedford fishing' fleet. Tons of food arc said, to have been •uined, and merchants- are seek- ng ice in surrounding communities' from. Boston, to Rrovidence, ^Largest .gold 'raugigel. ever found h' California weighed 196'pounds tthnpe,- these ihol, sttckydays,—Ady,_ arid wus woith • $43,000, The Rlngling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey circus went back on the road today—to earn the money needed to meet more than a million dollars in damage suits alrcad filed -against it in connection wit! the disastrous fire at Hartford tha cost the lives of 162 patrons. Many Naugatuck residents abou the center' of the town saw th long circus train as it pulle* through the center of the boi ough headed south, about 8:2C this morning. The circus, cars attracted a greai deal of attention and caused much comment in the few minutes thc> were in sight before fading into the distance southward, probably the last view that Connecticut will have of the extravaganza for some years. The superior .court has approved a- plan whereby the circus will post security in Hartford to coyer claims resulting from last week's disastrous fire—thus releasing the show so it can go out and earn needed money. . 'Units of the "greatest show on earth," bejfan moving toward its Sarasota, Fla., winter quarters today for reconditioning. It has not been decid<5cl; however, just when the circus will resume 1 its 'tour.:. .-.- Union Outing To Be Held September 10 At Linden Park At -Iho regular monthly meeting of Local -15, United Rubber Workers of America, held last, night at Linden Park, it was decided to hold -I-he annual outing of group on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Lindcni Park, Stephen Knapik is general chairman; of the outing' and H, is expected that,it will be one of the most largely attended even-Is of its kind i-ni the history of (.he local labor group. It was also decided at last mgM's meeting of Local -45 to hold an out-of-doors dance on Saturday, July 29, at Linden Park. This dance will bo> for the benefit of ;he members of Local 45 -now in .he-armed forces. The service: flag xj Local 45 indicalcs that 378 mcm- >ers' of the local union group are now in the armed forces of the nation. Maple St Resident Fractured Shoulder Mrs. Mary Beck, 226,' Maple street, fell last night while watering her lawn, and suffered a fractured right, shoulder, authorities at Watcrbury hospital said this morning. Mrs. Beck was resting comfortably this morning, :t \vns reported. —Cauli pnld for musical Inntru- ments, piano*, radios, phonographs. Metro Music Mart; 88 Church St. Tel. 0287,—Adv. U.S. Aroir Phott A hurry call in the middle of th« night for the repair team fronvth* Ordnance troop to tussle with 'c light tank which has shed its track It's a job that calls for grit, de- ' termination, and speedy efficiency to keep them rolling 1 . \Ve who buy War. Bond* put the took in tlicjt hand!).' • .-; r.S. Treasury Department a.

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