Join the Connecticut Scroll of Honor for Gen. Eisenhower by Buying an Extra War Bond y^WITH WAR BONDS "A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community". WEATHER Fair And Cool , Full Report On Vol. LXVIII, No. 166 ESTABLISHED 1885 , TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents OVER 300 KILLED IN SHIPS' BLAST Premier Tojo Removed As Chief Of General Says Japan Faces A Great Crisis Because Of The U. S. Conquest Of Saipan Island Still Holds Jobs Of Minister Of War, Industry And Munitions I (Hy Press) The Tokyo radio says that Hidi-ki Tojo. who lod the wur jigainst thi- L'niti-cl Slates, has biv-n ri-movi'd as chief of the Japanese general staff. Thi- liroailcnst, ht-ard hy the United I'russ in San Pruncisco, xavo no indication that TOJO lias j,-ivun up his post of premier but only that of wm- chief. Tojo also holds fhe jt»f->s of u-ar minister, minister of commerce and industry, and munitions minister. Tojo'.s n-moval as army chii»f of start eome.s only ono day after tin-' r«ii|;iuitiun o!' Admiral Shigetaio Shimailu us Navy minister. It pri'sui,'! 1 !' a grave- crisis in the Jap- aunsr >ruvt;rnmt:nt. Thi; broadcast. .says....Goncral Yos- fcijli-o irinrau succt'eelH Tojo us chief of the general staff. General I'rno/u, along with Tojo, was ono of tin- original organlHors of tho Kwangtung army. !•[« has bei-n commander In chinf of Kwangtung iti-niy forces in Manchukiio, and al- .111 Japanese ambassador to itan- chukuo. The news of tho removal of Tojo us war chief comes on the heels of it statement l>y Tcjjo himself that Japan faci.'s a groat national crisis la-cause of the American conctuost of Xnipan in the Mnrinnns. Toju's dt-clarntion way broadcast liy radio Tokyo a.i a special slati-nu-nt to tho home empire today, ft was issued shortly after JapiiiKW! ha.idciimrtcr.s finally :ul- inir.rd the loss of Sulpan. '1'oju says the loss of tho Japfin- <rsf- inm-r defense stronghold has cruisi'il what ho calk-d concern 10 Kmpi-ror flirohito and that Japan JM iilurini-cl. Anurhrr Japanese dispatch says Ihut Amt-rican bombers huvc rald- |'<1 thi- island of Kota in tho south- i-rn MiLi-iiirni.-;. The broadcast in- ilii-nti-s that Cj'niti-d States naval forci-s urt: continuing the "sot'ten- Naugatuck Rangers Will Resume Work Lt. Col. Fox And Staff To Attend Company Maneuvers Here Tonight Lieutenant Janms W. Thompson, public rolutipiiH ol'ficur of 'the Nau- 1,'at.iK:!; KanK«r.M announcix! today that the company resumes Its work here tonight following a two-weeks renuss. A busy 'season Is "ahead for' lhi> local forci<, and many special cvontH are on thu calenthii' in aduV tion to t^c rogular weekly tlntuils'.' >ranc i vivtM's will bo ht'ild tonight by the Rangors and all members arc ask«d to re]7brt at hoadquar tt;r.s fit 8 o'clock with junplle buut.s or li.'KKin^'s. All thosi^ who hove compasses urn nskotl to brin^ thuni in .'idclltion to flashlights. Lt. Colonel Fox and his staff will bo ' on hand hurc tonight to watch the military move and to U'^-'rut th'u results of fthc man- lVOl'. On Wednesday night the Rangers ill report at headquarters in clrus.M uniform for detail duty at ;h" Community band concert that will bo held on the Green, Report Nazis Withdrawing To 'Inner Fortress' Town Of Port Chicago Wrecked; Blast Shook All Towns Within 50 Miles—Flames Seen 100 Miles Germany's* xiiprun'w war council, according-, to Madrid -sources,'plans' to •wlUidriuv lts ; forces from , occu- lii«l coimtrioH. On three 'fronts—oust, west ami i-iout'i—Jfuzi manpower is uprisidinK thin .iftor almost five yi'iirs of wur. Bi'cuu.si- of mounting losses, the p«.'r!m»t<!r of >'a-/.i can'qiuists appears to be too long to bo lirJd with limited forces. Military observers huliuvc that ..Hitler will withdraw to'his !nn<!r fortress .(black iin-a on map) hy throwing overboard Ills outermost conquests—tin) Balkans, 'Norway,- Hultic states, and part of France (wh.'te area), to concentrate more on imperiled territory closer to the heart of Germany. Sonii 1 of l.lif >'azl fiK-lltltig units an; now (.p.'mting about 2,j purecnt hcloiv buttle strength, and pulling In troops to liiillcl thuNo divisions to their full strength is said to lie the German answer to the problem. (International) Naugatuck Exceeds Quota In Blood Plasma Donation American Legion By-laws Here Have Been Modernized 300 Persons Contribute 266 Pints To Oversubscribe By 16 Pints on Pago 2) TOJHW,. K.-in.— f UP)— Whi.-n Sgt. Jot.- t-luttini. Brooklyn, N, Y., com- Inu rr.-wmnn lit the Army air field hiw, Arrived at his home In the li'i.Ht wi:ii,. ( in « throe-clay pass, hu li'iu-ni'd unit his mother and sister luul gum, to KUIIMIIS, The sergeant Iwftrdr'il itniithi'r (rain for thi; Kun- s 'i« Jilnns. tlr nrrived at ti Topokfi lintel in time for a two-hour chat with hi-4 ninther and .lister. Me was truns! 1 !.! i-,-cl from Topeka the following ( |(iy. "I Won't Go Home," Says Nurse After Raid Evi'n when German pianos roiirni overhead M. Gladys J"ycv. H|<i> other Army nurses ut n crowded American ovac- uiition hospitul on the narrow Any.io buarhhoad In Italy wi-nt on altentiing the wound••'il. AUlunigh it was bro-id 'InyliKlit and the hospital's R'-il Cross symbol plainly vlsi- nli', a r.erniiin filer suddunly '"vtl , and dr'oppod eight boinljs, killing at.tl wounding Pi'tients, doctors and nurses ililto. "Vcni couldn't get nie to K° liume now," grimly said Mt'iitenant Jovcv afior the l'!li<l. While Army nurses, Red Cress girls and other women »''« sticking to their posts at "»- front, women at home "just keep buying War Bonds. <-nn y uu nurse, njlnd children. ''' give other persona! service l ° uiu-n War .Bond money? Jobs await y tn , | n THE >.'EWS Wunt Ads. ~ t ' u '«li luxli '"fntu, At the meeting of the by-laws committee of the American L.egion held last night with Commander Thomas Gunnoud in ciTargc, tho group modcrnixed tho by-laws of the organization. in conformity with the National Legion setup. to Include in the membership, veterans of World War 2. Committee members who conferred with Commander Gunnoud nn the changes wore George Lewis, Joseph C. Raytkwich, Jr.. William Davidson and Sydney Baylis. Other veterans organizations for i -soint: time have been accepting memberships from servicemen who have taken part in the present conflict. , , A meeting of the American Loglon will be held on Wednesday nlglU at S:"0 o'clock In the Legion rooms. A full attendance of all mpnibi:rs is asked by Commander Gunnoud. Mass. Murder Believed Victim Of Underworld [.aid for iniislcnl ln<i(.ni- rudlu.M, |ilioii(>K-r:ipti.M. '<> Miisli- Mart, 8» Church St. 5487—AUv. Boston, July 18—(UP)—The body of u man about 50-yoars-old has been found in an automobile in the Back Bay and police believe that he may have been the victim of an underworld slaying. The victim wa.s found skimped in a car parked on Ipswich street by attendants at a nearby garage, who said that they Investigated because the automobile's headlights were lighted. A card was found in n coat pocket of tho victim, bearing the name "Pepper Martin." Police arc seeking to determine whether he is a former Boston boxer, whose real name is Yapran Alajajlan. Authorities raid that the victim died of a puncture wound in the chest. I IVaugatu'cIc did It again here on Monday when local residents contributed 2W; ;-iinis of blood plasma to exceed the quota for tho eighth visit here of the Mobile Blood bank by 10 pints. This is the largest quota to dale for the collection of blood plasma in Naugatucl;, and Indicatio/is arc that if the war continues at its present pace, that the same amount or larger will be the quota for tho next collection which is . expected hero in October. There were approximately 300 blood donor volunteers and of thai, numbur 107 gave blood for the first time. It v,-«.s tho second donation for (33 persons, the third for r)2, the fourth for 27, l-l donated blood for the fifth time, 1C for the sixth time, six for tho seventh, onu for llic eighth and one for tho 10th time. Carl N. Moore, chairman o[ the Blood Donor committee and Miss Edith Slcuvcr, executive secretary of tho Red Cross, who were in charge of tho event here yesterday, expressed themselves, as greatly pleased with Naugatucli's patriotic response to such an outstanding cause. . Six-time donors were the following: Harold R. Perry, Michael J. Honam, Lillian Bushncll, Walter Harris, Thomas Poulos, Harold Baldwin, Mrs. Anna.-Baylis, Mrs, Frances Crowluy, Martha Leo.cn, Milton Woodiin, MM 1 . Edith Lai or, James Heavens, Mrs, Clara Dibble, George Ellis, Jacob ChCniljian. ' Lt. (j.g.) J. Phoi-ffer oC -Iho Navy was in charge of tho plasma unit which included 1-1 other persons. tAvo of Ihcm nurses' aides. Local canteen workers did a fourfold taalc. One group prepared sandwiches for the donors who al,c them after l.hc donation, another served sandwiches, u third pro pared fruit juice for, consumption prior !o the donation and a fourth How Blood Donors Here Really Feel Cross Section Of Volunteers Give Views On Contribution Of Plasma Lieut. G.O. Ellis Now Stationed At Air Base In Britain (Special to The >"ews) An Air Service Command Slalion, England. July IS—Soi'ond Lt. Goo. O. Ellis. Jr., i.hu son of Mr. and Mrs. George O. "Ellis, of 73G New, Haven road, Tv.uigaiuck, Conn., U. S. A., rcccnlly completed an orientation course clejsigncd to bridge i.he gap bciwoen training in the States and combat soldiering againal, tho enemy in France. 50 Workers Are Affected By Cutbacks "U. S." Fuel Cell Workers Are Transferred To Making Of Boots The recent cutbacks in some types.ot aircraft manufacture has had .a slight' 'influence on _ the manufacture- of self-sealing Kaso- linc. tanks in the NaugaUick -Poot- I wear "plant- r: 6f "the Un'itc'd States | Rubber company. This is a natural | result of the .changing tides of. warfare and manufacturing facilities must be adjusted to meet the current requirements of the country. Approximately fifty people were affected by this change in production, and they have all been transferred to the Boot Room for work on essential Waterproof Footwear. . . LATE .1APS EVACUATED New York, July IS—(UP)— A Tokyo broadcast says the Japanese' government has adopted a plan for the evacuatino of -100,000 school children from 13 major cities in Japan. bOo HEAVY LOSSES Allied Supreme .Headquarters. London,. July. IS— (UP)—Both the Allle* iind.^tlie.Gerinaiis^are. 'Kalir'fo" lni suffering fairly 'hipli IOSKCK in the Normandy fighting. Allied advances are being made over territory ideal for >"a7.i defense. 2,500 XAZIS KILLED Naugatuckians Attend G. 0. P. County Meeting J'ust how blood donors feel about the voluntary contribution that may save the .lives of many of A:nei'lca's\ wounduil servicemen, may be gleaned from the following interviews with .a cross section of those who took part in the Blood Plasma collection here on Monday. These interviews wore compiled by Mrs. Carl N. Moore, wife of tho chairman of tho Red Cross Blood Donor conimiucu hor.o. WILLIAM LEK—"I have given blood five limes and with two brothers and four nephews in the service really feel that my contribution has boon very little." MISS LILLIAN BUSHNELL—"I served as a canteen worker in tho last war and with eight nephews and one brother in the present con flict feol that .in this blood do,nation I. am again taking a part to some extent." ROBERT CAIITBH—"In giving my blood eight times, six' here in Naugatuck, I feel, that I am only doing my share to some extent, this great cause,' In Continued on Page 1i — War workers find that Jeff's offers delicious, health- foods (o keep nno In tip top ihf.se hoi, MtJcky days. — Adv. ful JEAN I'lSTAREIXI—"I feel .that anyone who is hale, should-give''his blood to aid the war effort and our wounded soldiers. -I have given blood five..times, and have brother who is serving actively in- the nation's armed forces." -r^^mx-^ \<faK^%.?&%&&' '•%px^ .,' ' '-^->"K (.-Mj'i '>" A largo group of Naupatuck Republicans attended the county meeting of the State -Young Republican club held recently in Mil- fo-.-d. The principal speaker was Fred Zellor, G. O, P. state leader who told of the doings at the Reijubli- ! can National Convention at'Chi- , cage that culminated in the nomination .for the presidency of Thomas Dewey, governor of New York state. Among the Naugatuck residents in attendance were Congressman Joseph E. Tulbot, Judge Thomas Noary, Representative and Mrs. William A. Painter, Burgess 1 and Mrs. J, Rudolph Anderson, state Young G. O. P. president Walter A, Norwash, Howard Sagcndorf. Miss Grace Woodfield and Miss Margaret Sweeney. Mrs. Myrtle Hotchkiss, also of the Nuugatuck club, is secretary of the county group; New York, July IS—(UP)— The London radio says French interior forces have killed .between 2,500 and. 3,000 Nazis since D-Day. i oOo ALLIED FLIEKS KILLED London, July IS—(UP)—The British war minister announces that 33 more British and Allied fllors have l>e«n killed In or near German prison camps. Tim official, Sir .lames Grigc. told Commons today that in 27 cases the moii arc a lie ceil lo have been shot us they tried to escape. RUSSIAN' PINCERS New York," July IS—<UP)—The Germans report that the Russians are developing a biff pincers against the Polish city of Brest Lilovs); , the gateway to the plains before Warsaw. Berlin radio says the Soviets have opened an offensive against the city fro mthe south.Russia.cn columns north of Brest Litovsk are loss than ten miles away. - AMERICANS ADVANCE WILLIAM J. OLPAKOWSKL TTC.—"I am happy to do everything in my power to aid America's Continued on Pago ,2) LIEUT G. O. ELLIS, JR. At this Air .Service Command Slation, 2nd Lt. Ellis, who is ar.i aerial navigator, attended a series of lectures-given-' by battle-wise veterans wiliich included instructions on chemical wa.rfa.ra defense and porl.incr.it tips on staying •healthy in a combal. theater. ' His next station will bo ono from whi.i;h America's fighl.ing . planes cover our liberation of Occupied Europe. Before catering the Army All- Forces, he was employed as an Inspector -by the New Departure :companiy, in Bristol, Conn., U.S.A. ALAX DINEHAHT DEAD Hollywood, July IS—(UP)—Death from a heart attack has taken Alan Dinchart,-veteran motion picture character years old. actor. He was 48 Voters To Be Sworn In At Meeting Of Selectmen Wed. Residents of Naugatuck who were rcccnlly m-a d-e•-citizens can be sworn in as, voters tomorrow night at a meeting of the selectmen, registrars of'voters ajml the town clerk, T.he meeting will be held at the courtroom al Town. Hall from 5 to S p. m. Service-men who are home on furlough can cast their votes for 1-he coming elecl.ions if they do not expect to be in Naugatuck at the- l.ime of l.hc balloting, it was reported. In t:he first IAVO sessions for the swearing imi of vote'r.3, 171 were accepted, with 116 alone at the- second meeting:. The mee.tinsr tomorrow wilh bo l;he l.hird of a special scries of meetings, which were in- slagated by the Fact that' many local residents in the armed forces; sought voting- privileges. j The board, will meet monthly until election! time. American troops, advancing; up the Italian western front, have rolled out of hilly territory. Froth advances have put them in position In encircle the |>ri*.c port of Llvorno :is well as drive toward-the city of .Pisa, 11 mlleii Northwestward. DEMOCRATS REJECT Chicago, July IS—(UP)—The Democratic national committee has rejected the demand of southern slates for greater delegate strength in national conventions. The committee has decided to recommend to the national convention that the present system be continued. No Meeting Of Svea Lodge, Thurs. President Oscar T. Anderson announced today tnat there will be no meeting of Svea lodge, S. F. of A. on Thursday night of this week. The next meeting of the organization will be held on August 3, it was stated. 80-DAV DEFERMENT Cambridge, Mass., July 18—(UP) —Unusual excuse for deferment is t of Prank Guerino. Tho Cambridge resident was granted a 30- day deferment to hunt for his wife. He explained that she had been missing for the past 17-days. Navy Officers Still Have Not Discovered Cause Of Explosion (By United. Trow) Estimates of casuaUie-s in tho iragic explosion, of two ammunition ship.5 in upper San Francisco bay now stand at. 300 dead and between 650 and 800 injured. The toll has been estimated by Depuly Sheriff John Long of Contra Costa, county. Most of !.hc casualties are navy men, the largest number boin^r killed aboard the two ammunition ships which blew up off the liule lown of Port Chicago in San Franci.^co bay. Coastgunj-dsmen w3io reached the scene within 10 minutes picked up four seriously injured n-i^jn. They said strong: winds and tides :rwcpt other po.ssib)^ survivors and huge quantities of debris up the channel. •,„ " .."^:._.,. -•', j. . "/ ..'_„.-.„.'" Th"o x ~ "b1u8l.~pra~-cUcalIy wrecked the towTi of Port Chicago—with a population of about 1,000. Every window pane in the lown was broken. Mo.it of lihe buildings are complete wrecks. The- blast shook all cities and towns ftjr 50 miles around. And the flames' of th? resultant fire could be saen 100 miles away. All small craft in the bay have been warned to keep away from the port aroa, which is thirty-five miles northeast of San Fra,«cisco. because live ammunition is reported floating on oilslicked waters The two 6500-ton ships were be- inR loaded with ammunition- wihen. tliey blew up. AJI Associalod Oil company barpje anchored between the two siiips was destroyed, -as were several oilior small ships nearby. One eye-witness reports "l.hero was a fJa<h that went 1,000 feet into ;he air. Then pieces of metal rained down like hail." Other eye witnesses say tha, first blinding flash mushroomed into I he sky, turning nip-ht i-nto day. Then it fell apart into myriads of red jnca-ndescent streaks, cascading downward like giant tracer bullets.. United Press Correspondent WiJ- liam..B<vst describes Port CJijcag-o (Continueri on Pafre 2) County Head To Attend Young G. 0. P. Outing Here Thurs. At lenst 200 persons including County President Matthew Anastasio of New Havon will attend the outing and picnic here Thursday night of the Young Republican club nt Schildgen's prove on the East Waterbury road. Refreshment* will be served from 5 p. m . to 10 p. m. and tii- menu will include hot dogs, ham- burg, clam!<, clam .broth, corn, to- n-i.itocs, pickles, rolls ,nnd the various other, items contributory to'a picnic spread: Henry Schildgcn, 3rd, is chairman of the food committee and general chairman of. the event, and other chairmen are Henry Zwick of the refreshment committee assisted by Franklyn Hotchkiss, Elmer Larson, Howard Sagcndorf and Henry Her-rinp, and on the reception committee are Grace Woodfield, Burgess J. Rudolph Anderson, Representative Anna Erk, Burpcss Domenic DcCarlo and Wanda Anderson.. Mrs, Myrtle Hotchkiss is chairman, ofvthe publicity committee. The event promisee to be 'one of the outstanding events of. the Young- Republican club's outdoor . season here. —When you think of Vocation nnd Holiday Clolhe*, IV* Raphael's Naiiffatuck 1 * Faiihlon Center, where Style and Low Price go hand In hitnd.—Adv.-... ...
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