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join the Connecticut Scroll of Honor for Gen. Eisenhower by Buying an Extra War Bond _ ^ •:•'..'. v . • ' .,- - • • ••-••!•' :•' ,'• ' ..... . WITH WAR BONOS , No. 168 "A Progressive Newspaper 'For a Progressive Community'' WEATHER Showers Tonight Full Report On Page I ESTABLlSHEiTlSSif THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1944 Lease'd Wire Service of the United Press Price Three OenU More Local Men Enter The Armed Service jlew Group Now In The U 8. Marines And U. S Naval Division Opening Of Democratic National Convention R «f!J I ,\ number of residents of th jeivrol towns under the jurisdlc tion ot N'uugiUr.ck Selective Ser vic< Lioni-d, 14-A have reccntl} entered tin- service, with the sev eni ; listed Li-luw now being in th< United Suites Marine Corps am the United Suites Navy, Hi-rlitTt \V. Antlerson of Oxforc roiul. NiiUKatuok is now at the Marino Truining Camp at Parris island us Is Allun I. Pardee ol .Vow i'! training at the Great Ukos Nnvul Training Station at Gren* Lakeis; Illinois are Edwin G. Baldwin <->t Hundley street, and Frank A. VS'eb.-r of Wolcott. Li.-Hcd »t the -Vaval Training Station at Sampson Lake, N. V., sr« Hubert W. Bray of Durham, Conn., Julius P. Rftk of Oakville, Kenneth D. Nelson of Spencer street, David F. Evei-.sole of Now Mivft. forinerly of Cleveland, Ohio, Frank J. Plumb of Prospect, Cli:- ;orcl T. tiennnri of Wolcott. and the twin Ill-others, James D, and Frederick U. Zonino of Ward .street. Two uthvr local youths, John A. S:irn of Fiilrchild street and Rny- r.unil Wultcm of Cherry street, al- lltoiiKh under IS yeui-y of age, have enlisted in the Navy ur.il havp ulready left for active service. Former Peter Paul Employe Missing Word wn.H received from the IVnr Department hy Mrs. Th: .->• dorp Valen, of -I Curtlss street, Miat I;'- forcitht'r. -Sgt. Anthony Shcr- wpn-sky, a native of Plttston, Pa., has be-.Ti missing in action since /unc C tn. France. Th« sergennt, in I.he army for live years, served with a modic-il unit, and was overseas for almos! two veur.'-i. Prior to his enlistment In the Army, he wan employed at Peter Paul, Tnc. The missing soldier '•wot.: 'cveral day* before l-ho start of Ihc Invasion that he was in fine health. In nrltlition lo Mrs. Valen, he ras three other sisters. Mrs. Anthony Mu-.-ito, Mrs. Raymond Lore- sliln, and Miss Francos Sherwon- sky, and a brother, Victor, all of H listen. Pa. Guam Invasion Hinted Of Soldier Is GUAM Kcnerul view was photographed insidi* Chica^ i Stiidhim as tin- Democratic (l(.'l«uati:s assomhlod for priiiiiiT of tlieir parly's national coriveiitiuii. Jlnngtng from the balcony in tin- background are (iin-l raits of I he. fourteen Democratic presidents of the nation, from Jefferson to Koosovclt. (In- ternatiotml Soiindjihoto) local Sailor Ranks High In Graduating Class Attempt Made To Assassinate Hitler, Slightly Bruised By Exploding Bomb; Four Of His Staff Injured Seriously Sweden Reports That Army And Civilians Are Being- Purged r London, July 20—(U P>—Adolf Hitler has been injured in, ar. at- tc-m|>t on -his life, This infoniiat'ion comes from Pet.>r Moeckel, E. M. 3-o, sailor was graduated from school fit New London, recently with an average of 91.27. !l '» n German ofL'icial D-N-J3 news In the ! agency. wus seventh highest 'P with the highest being 92 ;"•!' cunt, His new address Is Peter Moeckel, f-- M. 3-r. (.;. S. S. Rlchcy D, E. 385, in can. of p. O., New York city, Hi- is tho son of Mr. nnd Mrs, p i'l'.'i' Moi-ckr.-! of Neiv Haven rotifl. Lost And Found Children In France Tho 'Lost and Pound' In t!ic clnssifii.a p UK e O f French ""wspapi-rs Is not very picas- tint to read because It Is £is morbid us nn obituary page. It h«.i b,. f .n disclosed that due Jo thu havoc raised In France J">' the Germans when they • irst occupied that country in ui-' spring O r ig.io, mn ny fam- •III.'.H bfCunit' disunited becau.se ° r the tnass evacuations. Parents who lost their children woame desperate. Hundreds ot them finally resorted to 'f'QKt and Found' In the 1 pages of what was '"ft 'if th.-. French newspa- &<"*• .Surprisingly enough many families were reunited ""•ovigh the Want Ads. thi '" m "y " ot ko '^ c nicest thing to have to advertise for " i paper but. It only goes 10 show that thu Want Ads "° brlnj; results. -Call 2228 tow>y if you have something- to •°.l, some-thing you want to ™'y. or something you have The broadcast disprilch =.iys Hitler was—and wo quote—"slightly burned and bruiseO" in the nssas- sir..aUon -atlempt. Thu attempt I-:.-•n Id to have heen made "-by an explosion," and Ihc chief or Hitler's j .-.tan', General Jodl.'was injured. > Othor members of 'Hitler's staff 1 al.-.o were nui't, fou/ of them seriously. Among the injured- nre u Lieutenant General Schundt. a. Col- 0-n.el Brandt n-nd a Lieutena.nl Coi-, onoi Hlot'gmann. "I-'antusHc reporls tire circulating' in Swollen th.'i.t Hitler is purjr- ing army nnd civilian persomiol or nuikir.tf new efforts to bolster thc satellites." Hitler a'u-o had a. narrow escape from nssassinajtion shortly aflur Ihc start of the war. On the night ot November- Sl.h, .1933, Hitler escaped by only 15 niimilns a. time- bomb explosion in a Munich beef cellar. Eight, peti-wis wore killed and UO ir.jurud in tile blnsl. A $200,000 reward was offered for the instigators, but they never were definitely identified. Laloly, Hitler seems lo have dropped from thc German scene to some ostenl.. He h.is taken no public part tui field commander. And— %vith one usception—he IKLS made f e w public specchc-s Ir. recent months. In -hia most recent -speech, 1-IHler admitted that t-he Allies were out- sirlpping the Reich in war production and ho said that Germany was flu'htir:* 1 for its voiy life. Private E. F. Doyle's Miss- : . ive. Dated The Day Befor, He Lost Life Private Ed ward, F. Doyle ot Highland avenue, ex-Waierburian and the fiusband of the formei Miss Emalene Sandstrom, wel Jtnown. J.ocal- resident, who was reported ' by . the War dcpartmen Sunday as having 1 died of wounds in' France' on .June' 29, mailed a letter to his wife dated ' June 28, and it.haa already arrived here. In the letter Private Doyle told of arriving, in France on D-Duy with the llrst assault troops and it seemed fantastic to him that auch PBIVATE EDWARD V. DOYLE a' larfre convoj* could slip, into ,the French coast.'with!' such. a. small Activity Is Noted In The Building Field Interesting Facts Revealed In June Chamber of Commerce Business Survey ni)>|uitclie».froin Acini. Chester W. Niniltz's hcadquarterx Mtuting that sonic of UK; biggest U. S. haltlcships have been hammering at Guam appear U) point to imminent invasion of the one-time C. S.. garrison which was taken by the enemy In December, 1941.- Here. Is a Kloxe-up of Cuani which, while not considered the most important move in our next Pacific naval venture, is part of it. Smull inset at left shows how Giuim links with Salpan, vital point In the Mariana*, croup which wan won only after a l)itt*>r struggle. (International) Naugatuck Postoffice Has Grown Tremendously In The Past 8 Years, Figures Show Circus Clown's Pig 1 Was Near Casualty On Piece Of Rubber Several works aRO vvhon several clowns from the IJinf,'- linj,' Bros, and liarimm & Halley circus visited the Li. S. Rubber Co. here on a lioiul drive, OIK* nf tile, fillisters, Felix I'. Adler, almost lost llir tiny II'IK that IN a, part of his act. In tfoine from mie department tu another the piir, nn :i lea.si" held hy Mr. Ailler, SMapt'i'd up and swallowiul a sniull pii-cc of ruMicr that was mi tin- fluor. In .short order the piglet; koolud over and Ifju'o <:\'i'ry indication of soon joiiiiii^'his ancestors. Mr. A<l- Icr ivas at a loss as l:o what tii dti until John F. DiM'^nn, di;|!:irtmi!nl. foreman siiKKi'.stird that tin: pitf !«,> turnod upside down, and tapped »n the hack, in an effort to dislodRc t«o riililu-r. The. owner quickly fiillnwcd the siiBP'-stion anil aft.or a couple of Ilinly thumps, 1 sto the ruhhi-r popped hack nut, and the pitf'et quickly re- tnrnod to normal. In fact the pijr, lining a real trouper, wont richt on with Ills.part in the program which was otic of the host of Its kind ever presented locally. —When you think of ViM.'.'ttlnn.and Holiday Chillies. It's Raphael's Nuiitfitiiuk'M Fashion Ci-nlcr. where Sl-yli; »ii«l l-»»v ''rice KO (mini In hand.—Adv. Three Accidents Occur In Boro In Last Two Days | A small epidemic of accident: ha.-, Ihc boroug-,1', in its jn-ip. n.i three mishn.ps were ycporlcd to Stanley Rykowski. 13, of Line*. Hill ron.d. Union Cily, wa-s treated at St. Mary's hospital- for F large laccratioA' oC l.hc-lctt,lcg yes- Icrday. .The injury' resulted- when 1 .the youngster, ridiing a bicycle, struck •ti !\-u:-!fOd mol.or vehicle in Union City, and- foil from his mount. Another lad, who was riding- on the har.cllo bars escaped wi-l.hout injury. Henry Benson, 9 John street Ur.ion Ci'ty, an employe ot the Stale Highway department, suffered.sec- ond doTi'TB burns on -hi;'left arm and slighter .burns on his right, when splnshod hy asphall. He was treated by Dr. Fred Wcile, and taken t.o SI. Mary's hor.prl.nl. Dav.i.d Di-nkc, Pond Hill road, received a possible fracture of-the ]££,' when he was injured by EL truck while working at Joel Anderson's farm an Fi-eld street. - . Ho wns treated by Dr. V. .p. Duffy and ' inken to St. Mary's hospital, Drake h; a woodcutter by i.rade. ' "' ; STOLEN GAS COCPONS •'i Son Of Former Boro Residents Missing: William Dooling of the Naval Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Doolfniis of Ansonia, former Naug.atuck rosidotits, Hiic^bccn rc- porlec! missing in action after a flight, over Kuropc in a Navy plane, it was rcporicd t'llis morning. The flight In which he was listed as ittii=«ing took .plncc about six j. who applied, il.bem against his,gaso- wceks ago. • ' line station fuel allotment. . '•'-• •Stamford, Conn., July 20—(UP) Charged with possessing illegal g-aso:ine r.itioning- coupons allegedly worth $100,000, Ang-elo Lup'i- iiacci is a pra-f-ol-inc station proprlc- lice for fede'ia.1 arraignmctul,. Lupinacci is a gasoline .^ta'l.iop ro'prlc- tor. According 1 to 'pol'lce and OfP-A officials, the coupons were 'stolen n various parts of the country and apparently bo.ug-hl. -by Lupinacci Jrinking Fountains At Recreation Field Stripped Of Valves Haorld E. Cliittondcn, superintendent. of playgrounds, said today that twice wilnlni the last two weeks some unknown, destructive vandals have removed the control valves from the drinking 1 fountains at Recreation field. Both fountains, o.ne of which is at the clubhouse, and the other near the -tennis courts, arc minus valves. Mr. Chlttenden said that no replacements for them wore available, and that, the driaiiking 1 waler situation al .the field can not be alleviated until the valves arc returned or a new conirol system set up. II. is presumed that l.hc vandal- sm was donxj by boys. Mv. Ch.it- tenden suKgosU th-.tt whoever removed tile valves, which .arc of jo value and which were- removed vit-h difficulty, shduld return them to Peicr J. Foley at Recreation husband had died of wounds in i Field, If only oul- of common de- cans encountered, . The soldier wrote that the land- ng-was very'wet and that the Americans lost all their belongings in .ettlnfi- ashore. He 'stated that.the units were not.-on thc beach long before tliey were under shell flr'e hat continued 'day and night. Private Doyle stated 'that the Americans became so tired under he constant lire and lack of rest hat they were really walking around in- theii.' sleep. The soldier stated that he was n a rest camp'at thc time that he vrote the letter and had a hot 'ath,.food, and washed his hair. >ut particularly had peace and uiot. Ho stated that the French eople have few luxuries or essen- als. and that the Americans gave he children all the extra candy nd gum that they could spare. J-lc indicated that the French ap- arently did not fare too well un- er German occupation. Private oylc told his f/imily not to worry bout him but to pray for him and to trust in God for his safe return. .Mrs. Doyle received a letter from the Wai 1 department confirming the report by telegram that her Postal Business Now At $116,749.58 Has Increased ••Almost MO !Per .Cent . ._ Franco on, Juno, 29, but gave no (Continued on Page 2) coney. Or they should n.t lon.>t leave them at the playground where they can cosily be found. Voter's Oath Taken By 96 Naugatuck Residents Here 267 Sworn In Since Meet ing Of Voters' Board In May. At a session of the selectmen, registrars of voters, and thc. town cicrk last night, S3 new voters were sworn in. Of these, thirty-one were recently naturalized. Sixteen servicemen, who sent in applications, were accepted in addition to four who were present at :h'e meeting. In addition, 34 women and -12 men also took the oath. In three -meetings in two months, 2G7.have been sworn in altogether, Raymond J.-St. John, town clerk, said this morning. Many of the new voters besides ,'he newly , naturali/.e^I, however, are people who have taken up residence in Naugatuck in the . past ear or so. Those. who-«were sworn in last night were: Servicemen: Leyland E. Stevens, George .A, Warner, Jr., Edwin G. aid win, Robert J. Grant, Richard iA. Hyde, Harold O. Hoffman, Myron..M. Jessen, Harris Whltte- nore, Jr., Jeremiah H. Dunn,. .Jiv,' iValter Yarrison Walter G. Cor- '. Continued on Page 2) '• —War worltors find that Jeff's {odlmiranl .offer* delicious, hoalth- ul. foods to .keep .one In .tip top e,' these hot, sticky dayn.—Adv. Large Group At Columbian Rebekah Ceremonies Here With approximately 100 in attendance, Mlas Elsie Cope of Ansonia, district department president of District No. 8, made her olllcial visit to Columbian Rebekah lodge, No. 33, I. O. O. F., here last night. Mrs. Emma Vagt, noble grand of the local organization presided, at the regular meeting; n.nd the ceremonial events that followed. During the meeting thc Obligation ceremony was exemplified by officers of Columbian Rebekah lodge. All present participated with' the officers attired in white evening gowns and carrying lighted candles, to present a very Impressive picture. ' Mrs, Lillina Johnson • and Mrs. 3uise Vocgell, past, noble grands of Columbian Rebekah were the •occption committee-for the event and the refreshment committee vas in charge of Mrs. Josephine Montrose. '•••"..' Refreshments .were' served, \yith able decorations being bouquets if garden flowers. Guests were >resent from Walerbury, Seymour, A-nsonia and WilHanisport, Pa. - Postmaster F.rank T. Green, when inlecviewed by The News today indicated that the postal business alone-here -in thc post eight years liad increased from .$81,- 291.6S in 1936' to; $ ( 116.749.53 fa 1944, with I.hc fiscal postoffjce year ending on June 30. This is an increase of almost 100 per cc-Rii. in' l.he dollar vaJuc of just the sale of stamps and stamped • envelopeui. Postmaster Green stated that in the figures for 1944 the local office has had the benefit of only a few mon.;hs of the recent increase in posta' rales. This increase will make a tremendous difference in> the figures for Naugaluck's postal business for 1945, the locaJ postoffiee head believes. For the quarter year of April, May ajid June, posljj business was as follow^, for the past several years: 1940, SS.359.SOr 1941, J7,- •129.60; 1942, $T,7S5.08: 1943, $S,644.40; and. 1944, S11.1SS.1S. In the money order/department, in 1943, there were 15,231 orders issued for $291.743.36, and in 1944 there were 10,626 orders issued for 5140,715:65. Postmafitor Green.point- ed out that the mclhod of paying federal taxes has changed greal- ly in the past two years, file payroll withholding- pian paying: for many a worker's income lax as ha earns it and consequently there is no need for further payment at the end of l-hc period. This cuts down 'money ovder requiramcn-ts for in a n y workers, Postaiioster Green slated. The Naugatuck post oflice in 1943 cashed 2.5G4 money orders, for S57.947.14. ninl in 19-14 cashed 2.57S money orders with a face value of $67,892.99. The monthly business survey of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce reveals that there was quite a bit of building activity in Naugatuck during the past month. Permits -were issued by Building Inspector Andrew C. Bentley for S<l,. r KX) in new construction, consisting- of eight one-family houses in various parts of the town with permit holders heine John Nixon. Matthew Karbowjcz and Walter Bcebe. Mr. Nixon has permits for live new 5-room houses now in the process of construction on Nixon avenue. In addition the Eastern Malleable Iron Co. secured a. building permit for $20,500 covering.altera- tions to its olllce building on Bridge street. The total in new building and alterations is $62,000, a not insignificant sum for a single month.- Savings dcposjts for thc month are approximately $200,000 higher than for the month of May, »nd approximately $1,300,000 higher than for June of 1943. The report is as 'follows: Telephones: June 19«, 4.S45; May 1944, 4,840; June 1943, 4,714. Postal Receipts: June 1944, $11,- 1SS; May. 1944,,$9,547; June 1943, $8,644. ' - . . ' Savi-ngs Deposits: June 1944, S10,- 633,089; May 1944, $10,424,569; June 1943, $9,260,872. Gas Consumed: June 19-14, 8.680,500,cu..ft.; May 194-1, 9,123,500 cu. ft.; June. 1943. 8,391,200 cu. ft. . Electricity: June 1944, l',072,557; May 194-1, 1,083,588; June 1943, 974,583. . ' ..-...,' . New Building John Nixon, Nixon avenue, houses;'5 rooms each, tS.OOO each. J«attyJ_K*rbo>«dez, H<Ktdley street, 6., rooms, "$5,500. "'•"„"• ; : ' MaXty Karbowicz, Spencer sti-eet, 6 rooms, $5,500. Walter Becbe, Watorbury road, 5 rooms, $5,500. Easter.n, MaJIcable Iron Co., Bridge street, alterations to office. $20,500. •.•••• There were 24. real' eela.te traris^ 1 . actions recoixled during June. .. LATE ATTACK OX LEIPZIG London, July 20—(UP)—More than 1,200 Flying Fortresses and Liberators attacked the Leipzig- area of Germany today. TELEPHONE LINKS "CDT " Continued on Page 2; Library Users Asked To Retain Present Cards All Naugatuck library users are being asked to retain their readers' cards for use, disregarding the expiration date, it was announced today by Miss Jessie F. DcShonp, librarian of thc Howard Whittemore Memorial library. With the introduction of the charging machine in the local library four years ago new. cards were issued on which a-metal-number plate was used. These cards .were dated to expire four years from the date of issue, but to save scarce materials and manpower the library has decided to continue all numbers now in use until after the war. The librarian asks each borrower to disregard the expiration date on his card, not to lose it, and to- return the card to the library, if he should leave Naugatuck permanently. This notice applies to the Adult Library and thc Children's Library. London, July 20~-<U1M—Tele- phone eominimlcallont. have Ix*cn cut l>ctwocn Berlin and Sweden. The Stockholm corrCKnondrnt of a London neivftpuprr MiftRvstK that thc action may Indicate a possible upheaval tvithln Germany* newn which littler would want to (Hipprt'sK, The correspondent «ayn, "rantUKtic report* are circulating In Sweden that Hitler In ntirKlnr army lend civil- Ian personnel or making new efforts to boliter the KatcllltON." SEAPLANES °HIT JAVA South Pacific, July 20—(UP)— A Tokyo dispatch of a German news agency says five American seaplanes attacked • Madrua island today. The base lies off the east coait ot Java. It is the •war's first reported blow at -the little island. • oOo GEN, PATTOX London, July 20—(UP)—Th*. German Trangcocean new»NiKen- cy Miyn an army under American General George. 8. Fatten has. gone Into action in Normandy. JAPS RETREAT • Ceylon, July 20—(UP)—The Japs in India's Manipur state are reported blowing up every ' bridge nnd road as they retreat steadily along; the Tiddim road. They are- • withdrawing- below Molrang—thc lalst important village on thc Imphal plain. On the Pallo front—above Impha]—the; enemy i« reported, to. have lost 400 dead In a futile attack started 10 days ago. The., assault has since been .abandoned.'' , . —Cash paid for inimical liutru* mcntu, piano*, radio*, phonograph*. Metro Music Mart, 88 Church St. Tel. 5287.—Adv. ,

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