Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 24, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, July 24, 1944
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Naugatuck's Waste WITH WAR BONDS .••/ • Today And Tomorrow Vol. IXVIII, No. 171 ESTABLISHED 188jf A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" W EARNER Showers, Continued Warm FuU Report On Pace I MONDAY, JULY 24, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Pope Reported To Have Sent Out Peace Feelers it. Burkowski, Prisoner Of War, Reaches Wife By Mail Letter, Dated April 18, First Word From Husband In 10 Months IN* Mrs. Dorothy Mason Btirkowski, ot Highland avenue, wire of Lt. Joseph Riirkow.iUI. who is a prisoner of war In Germany, received a ]t:!er from her husband last week, Tho Ncw.i loarnud this morning. This pii'ce of communication is the lU'.-H shi! has received from him In filtnOMt :i year. The Icettor wns [IfUpil April l(*. nnd took almost tlm'o month* in getting here. Lt. Eiirkou-sltl, who was reported milling in action over l-'rance . . . LATE Iti-lTH FIKK VICTIM Hartford. July 2-1—(UP)—The circus firo has claimed its IG'lth victim, Miss -Grace Clark, -1S- ycars-olcl. died today at Hartford Municipal hospital from hums received in the firo, Miss Clark's parents. Edward Ralph Clark and Emily Clark, both SI years o'.cl—were found dead in the circus tent after the fire. -oOo EDEN'S OPINION LT. .(O.SKPII F. U17IIKOWSKI in September, 1043, said Jn his let- Itr that "he ;was sorry he ha'l caused so much worry" with his •'ing reported missing In action. The letter was shart, about 2-1 linos, written according to required German specifications for prison'!• of war mail. He added that he Imd l>ei;n uninjured when he landed (il'ti-r the flight. Ho fllcl not go into detail about the mishap, lie rKqucstcd that she send him .1 package with cigarettes, sock«. r) timloru-oar. and other articles along Out Mni?. Tho letter also stated thii: ho was in good health. The f,'ninn City olllcei', a navi- Wior (.n a flying Fortress, was re- Ported missing after his 17th com- l»t mission. His wife heard not n lv wl from him until June 30, when ah'' rnt.-i'ivi'il a telegram from the W'ir department, stating that he Iv 'is .1 prisoner of war. Lt. Km-kowski is at Stalag 1, n f/riwjn camp somewhere near Berlin. Mrs. Burkowski believes. w hy the li-trnr took three months I" wt'ing here, may ho due to the fact (hat Allied bombings hnve "'rockrii ("Ii.'rman railroads, there">' hoMini; up the maila. Mrs. Cui-kowski said that t .the knmvs „; nl> r,(hei'.s who have sons, "folders, nr hu.ibarulH as prisoners ot war. u-ho h;ivc hoard from them "ice Apr-it, The letter therefore ca n'-i' ;IH a Tho iifuti-nant i.s the son of Mrs. 1 •*»>• Hui-kowdkl, of City Hill 1'fci't, unri H brother of the golfing curkpx," Hiiiy, Kfldin, «ncl Peter, "" forrni'r [wo, pi'ofe.ssiona's and ^fritter well knuwn in locnl and »> : Hi- gulfing circles. '•I. Burke was an honor student vtl| lo ;,t .\;uigntiir:k high, and w.-is r '»nlny ( .,l ; lt . ht . x (l i w , '"'I Co. p,-ir,i- ;„ h| s or {"'nod thr Army Air London. July 2-1—(LT)—For- I'!KI> Si-cri'tnry Anthony Kilen today iiitcrpri.'tod tho iinU-.Vii/.i (mt- ln'Oak insidf Cicrniany as i-vi- dcncr' that high-ranking German army leaders "have seen the writing on the wall." oOo U. S. IIOMUKKS HU.SY Rome, July 2'1—(UP)—American heavy bombers based in Italy today attacked airfields in southern Franco, troop concentrations in south Yugoslavia and harbor ins^tUtJitinos in northern Italy. oOo " ICKES' STATEMENT German Official Is Said To Have Inferred Any New Government In Germany Would Favor Ending War Berlin Admits Another Major Setback From Rus sians On Polish Front ARMY REVOLT IN GERMANY MAY HAVE BEEN PUT DOWN Yanks Have Lost Their Bridgehead Across. Seves River In Normandy Washington. July 21—(UP) — .Solid l''ui!l.i Aclniliii.striitur Jckc.s Mi.Vft tliiit .southern soft c»iil pn>- <tn<:ti<m tins fullcn off .snriiiiisly (luring tin- last three 1 months, lie: says tfio weekly itvonigc hits bi'rn soini- M8,IKIO tons Ir.s.s than tin: amount (lorded to rnci.'t coal ntotl.s diirnlg the- next 12 months. Expects To Be Home By Christmas, Local Soldier Writes Pvt. Sam Harper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harper of 20 Beebe street, is reported to be somewhere in France with the invasion forces. Ho recently wrote to his sister, Mrs. Florence White that ho was Little 'Peter Smith, (i, couldn't re.sist tin; temptation on one or those recent hot days to cool off under nn outdoor shower in New York illy while ton his way , to thr butcher shop with a can of used fat. Knowing the fat was used in making munltinns, Pete had gotten pretty hot piUrl- otlcally running hack "lid fortli until he found this solution to his ?- (fiittTnutloiial)'- •*' ~.. Chemi- istmnnt. He Forces in to have been p. UNMln '' ,if f .':r- a raid on Nantes in ""ice, as ;hat tnwi\ WHS the only '•"•Kctor ihr AAf on that date. DKAI) AT M . Miirni-,1. Conn., July 2-1 — (UP) — ' or'nifr vrc-r-cdnsul at . Ottawa ,"oc J H> *' l ' t '"' . vnai ' s ""l'l°''^ c c Mon- J 1 ''" nr " l 'd Is 'lead nt the age of • Nirifiu'd ivtirocl in 'i'M2. flu- r<,Ilf, t (1 n In wing in a SAMPLK |V hou- an A'l ctin bc writ- a minimum nf words and '"••*. K\V>" all t.he needed in- ™itron anrl cost ?.(33 for >^f> f|ay s . \vnnr, Acl results in '' ^kU/S wii| astonish you. 'H'K SKh.AX —«.giin R. and H. —' good Kxcollpnt cnnrlltlon. Telephone 00000. .^ h ' s Ad ha.s fiftopn words '"'-'•I will make about three ro,.Ti rh " '""'•' r ° ! ' - £hTOc " no!t V, I,,!'.'''' <l;i >' s '" on| y *-f-3- Don't J "» think it r,uit,. worthwhile? Rtl - Nnti;: This A<1 I th? 1 n 1< i antl '° °" 1- kl ~" Pri -' In no one with a 6 «> fit that Ad. Increase Granted To Top Men In Stitching Room Line Clifford Owens, president of Oscar Wedin lodce. No. -105, International Assoclalion of Mac-hinists, affiliated with the American, Federation or Labor, announced. 1 this morning that Ihc lop men In the stilching room :ine 'have been granted four cent increases pe'r, hour retroactive to April 12, 19'H. Mr. Owens also stat«.l l.hal the War Labor Board has received an- ot'lior pelitiori from t.ho ur.-ior. with the approval of -the management of the U. S, Rubber Co.- for a six i:cnl per hour increase retroactive to April 12 for ilia top men of the area crew mechanics. The War Labor board fs considering the proposal, and is expected to hand down a decision soon, Mr. Owens ;aid. Mr. Owens also feels confident of the election, outcome at the Mud Slows Allied Advance (By United Press) Pope Pius is reported involved in new peace feelers. Dispatcher from' Vatican City say the Pontiff sent out peace fcclisrs over the week-end. It has boon learned that yesterday Mie Pope discussed a .program with Archbishoip -Spellman of New York, a program which the Cn.l'liolic leader 'hopes might, bring the war in Europe to an end. soon. It also is revealed that on Saturday, two assistant Vatican secre- trics of stale .talked with the German envoy to VaUcami City,.. Baron Ernst von Wclzacker. United Press Staff Correspondent Reynolds Packard, in . reporting the peace development,-says: . "Their ilalk was understood to have revolved around what ..kind of gvernment likely would be cs^ tablished in Germany if Adolf.-Hlt- . Icr should be'overthrown'- its attiLude be." Tile Pope, according to' the U-P correspondent,, is .described as feel ing that the reported crisis insid j-urman.y is such as .to afford an opportunity in Which the- possibil i.v or peace must not be over, ooked. The -two assistant Vatican secretaries of state asked the German Jlo'urs of heavy rains on the Normandy front have slowed down Allied offensives all along the bnttlclinc. Thick dough-like mud in the Tr'oiirri area U) brought to a close the l.'ink hatlle that had -tills sector. British and Canadian infantrymen north of Vlmont. (2) fought a sec-saw battle with the, enemy, meeting sharp resistance. Most significant Allied gain .wax the capture of St. Andre (3). The British .retired from Esquay (-1) on the Ornc river front. (International) toward peace migh (Continued on Page 8) Former Boro Treasurer Peeved About Status A new question in local politics wna brought up with a statement of William Ratio, former borough treasurer, over the weekend. Mr, Rado said that lie does not fcr.l that the borough board of warden and "burgesses should ro- nppoint him, as he had never resigned. The board, however, did not grant him a leave .-of absence, Eastern Malleable Iron Co. sSleeDers EMI Site Must Be Used Until New One Is Found, Warden Brophy Says The temporary dump used by the borough on"loan from the Eastern Malleable Iron Co. on North Main street required the use of the fire department- Saturday night to extinguish a smouldering blaze. Th use of thi> dump has incited residents of North Main street to protest. The presence of fire at the dump which borders the bank of the Naugatuck river caused no danger, and the complaint was. according to reports, that the smoke from smouldering rubbish fires kept people of that district awake. If tho wind had been blowing 'rom the south, it was said, no complaints would have been made. Warden Leo J.'Brophy said this morning that a now dump site has not yet been found, and the bor- ugh will continue to use Malleable Iron Co.'area.. I'VT. SAM llARjriSR sorry he had not studied French In h'igh school. "It is a day's work to make the people understand, even with the help of a G. I. French book," he wrote. Pvt. Harper also added, "Have a chair ready at your table for me, Flo, because I'll have Christmas dinner with you this year." French hospitality is generous, "nothing is too good for the boys," Pvt. Harper said about the recently releascd-from-Gcrman-oppression people. Pvt. Harper, who attended Naugatuck high school, enlisted in the Army Air Forces July 29, 19-12. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed by the Lewis Enginecr- ng Co.. and later at the Watcr- btiry Eyelet Specialty Co. He received his basic training at Atlantic City. N. J., and WHS also tationod at Forth Worth, Tex. .He was sent overseas in February, footwear plant tomorrow. T.hc clec- ! and appointed his brother, Rocoo, j The'War Department h:ld put in '- : -- '- -• - • • ' a • request thnt the Cherry street extension dumping ground be discontinued because of it proximity to the' ;Naugatuck Chemical and Synthetic plants. That site was »1 most filled up anyway, it was re ported. Factories are not using the Mai leiible' .Iron grounds at the request of .the w.'irdcn. The fire Saturday night .according to one fireman was "not too much" although ho added that they -had left the blax.e smoulder- ing. A booster tank was used. toins, -lie said, are usually hold 60 days before the expiration of tho I contract with factory.. Other negotiations arc also being carried on- at tho present. The Oscar Wcdin Lodge won the election two years ago and has stayed in power In Iho mechanical aric.1 muir.lenanuc division cilice. Conn. Committee For Equal Rights Meets In New Haven Friday in his stead. Mr. Rndo was recently honorably discharged from the Navy, nnd intends to return'to his position-at the U, S. Rubber Co. shortly, Rocco Rado, it was reported, is ready to resign his post 'in order to have his brother renamed to the office. The board acted on the clause in the borough charter that an office can be declared vacant if an official removes from the borough. The borough board will not meet until the first week in August. Mr. Rado, it was reported, has not decided yet whether or not he would take the office again if rcappoint- ed. The first annual conference of the Conncctlcuf committee for the equal rights amendment, will bc held next Frid»y. July 28th, in Now Hnven in the assembly hall of the YVVCA. Its membership is composed both of men and women who endorse I .he proposed amendment and both men and women will apeak. The public is invited to hear the speakers at 3 p. m. Education and • Equal Rights will bc the subject of an address by Dr. E. Ward Ireland, acting president of the State Teachers college in New Haven.' Dr. Ireland addressed the Naugatuck Teachers' league several months ago. Among the members of the committee in Naugatuck arc Mrs. Clifford Tccple, Mrs. C. E. Fcnnlnvui and Mrs. Henry Erk, representative in '.hi; General Assembly. Over half the women in that body h'aye joined this Connecticut committee. —C'u.sli paid for nuiNlcal Instrument*, pianos, radio*, phonographs. to "England, and then to j Metro Musle Mart, 88 Church St.: France, early this summer. Tel. 0287,—Adv. Temperature Report The heat of the good old summer time has again returned to the borough after, an absence of j nounccd this morning that local about a week. But a nice breeze-1 residents who desire to have their was also with it, and Red. Hermans J-drlvcways oiled by the street de- decided to build a sailboat and Apartment, should apply at the Attempt To Kill Hitler Caused Him To Lose Trousers (By United Press) The Berlin correspondent ot a Swedish ncwKpnpcr report* this morning that the bomb attempt Hgnlnst his life literally took the pants off the Fuehrer.. The correspondent gays the explosion tore the pants from nil the >"»Z!H sitting around a map table. Attt-'r recovering from the shock, Hitler is said to liavo changed liif. uniform iind when Mussolini arrived later for a conference, so tho .story goc«, Hitler hold up tile, ragged pants, Indicating (.hut it wim the only result of the attack. Pfc. W. J. Cowan Reported Killed In Action In France Mr. and Mm. Maurice Cowan «>T Linden street. Union City, received word from the War Department this afternoon that Uicir won, We. W. .1. Cowan, 29, w«» killed In action in France on June 6, D-D"}'. lie wax reported missing In action according to unotber War Department telegram a week ago. The telegram UK usual with tho War Department was l>arc In detail, giving only the date anil the area of the c*»ualty. The soldier had hcen in the army nincc February, J9*2. Bc- NldcH his parents, Pfc, Cowan leaves « brother and ti*b »!»- tcr?, Mrs. Charles Wood, and Mrs, ./ames Even, all of Xnu- gatuck. Scrap Paper Collections Start Workers To Select Union Tomorrow * Rubco Maintenance, Me.- chanical Workers To Choose AFL Or CIO East Side Of Naugatuck Canvassed Today, West Side Tuesday Bright and early this Tnornigr*, trucks of the borough street department began paper salvage collections on the cast side of town, C. Arthur Fa.gcr, chairman of the local committee in charge of paper salvage, said today that the west side of Naugatuck would be covered Tuesday. Bristol Terrace was also canvassed today. Stores on the East Side that arc The mechanical and maintenance workers at the' U. S. Rubber Co. Footwear plant will hold an election tomorrow to determine whether the CIO or the AFL-.labor union* wiU_bo..thc,. bargaining 'agent .for he workers. Local -15, United Rubber Workers of America, CIO, and Oscar Wedin Lodge, International Associ- ition of Machinists, AFL, each laim that a ma.iority of workers avors their respective organiza- ions. About 300 employes will cast ^otes. A representative from the War ' Labor Boavd will supervise the balloting, Workers on the 11 p. m.-7 a. m. Private Collector Cut In On Local Scrap Paper Drive C. Arthur Fatter, chairman Of the paper salvage drivt committee In NauR»tuck, announced thin afternoon, that local residents should contribute to the paper xalvaee drive, and not to fell their scrap to emiviuiKinit collector!!, who arc taking; advantage of the local promotion. A collector was • reported on the went vide of town thin morning. The paper salvage effort IK credited to the whole town, and everybody »hould pitch In to-' make -thc.'< fourth , paper, drive. a SIICCCM,' Mr. Fajer added. take advantage of the wind. Red expects to launch the..vessel later this week on itho Naugatuck river, just above the borough dump on North Main street. Red. figures that if the boat isn't too good, it. will end up, with the aid of the current, where It should—right in the dump. Midnight 6 a. m, . 3 a, m. . . 9 a. m. Noon ... . 1 p. m. 72 72 68 81' 9193 Thomas Diamont Of Cliff Street Died Sunday Thomns Diamont, Si, of 33 Cliff street, died in the Watcrbury hospital Sunday morning. Born April 19, 1S90, in Greece, he was a resident of the United States for 30 years, coming to Naugatuck 20 years ago. Mr, Diamont was formerly .employed by the Naugatuck Chemical company. He was a member of the Hellenic Orthodox church, Watcrbury, and the Naugatuck Fraternal Order of Eagles. Sirrviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna (Yanawich) Diamont, Nau- gagatuck; a son, Cpl. George Diamont, Salinas.Air Base, Calif.; four dauglitcrs, Miss Ellen, Athanasia and Penelope Diamont, nil • of Naugatuck, and Mrs. Colin Kaubc- son,- Hinesville, Ga.,- and .a. grandchild. Marie Raubeson. Tho funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Alderson funeral home 70 Central avenue, to the Green Orthodox church, 32 Maple street, Watcrbury. No new driveways-will be built by j Friends^ may call at the funeral shift will vote from 6:45 a. m. to 7:15 a. m,, according to a voting schedule released this morning. Day-shift workers will ballot from 11:30 a. m: to 2:30 p. mj and em- ployes at the Beacon Falls warehouse will vote from 2:-15 to 3:16 p. m. at the warehouse. The afternoon shift workers at the local plant will ballot from 3:30 to 6 p. m. Tonight a special meeting for the mechanical and maintenance workers will bc held at Linden park under the sponsorship of Local -IS, URWA. Union officials will address the gathering. Both groups arc confident of winning the election. closing Mondays for the duration! of the summer will bc canvassed Tuesday, Mr. Fagcr said. Up to noon today, collections on the east side totalled 16,875 pounds, almosl. 8 1-2 tons. Harold Murtha, superintendent, of the strcel department, said that this figure waj» considerably higher than the amount for the same lime in the last collection. He expects about three tons more to come in from the East side. Fifty tons are expected to v bo picked up in this collection, a quota which has been set in three other collections but ncvar reached. Paper should be packed in convenient bundles for convenient pick up by the street department work- •ers, Mr. Fager urged. St. Dept. To Oil Private 'Driveways Warden Leo J. Brophy an- borouch clerk's office. The.last time the borough undertook the oiling of "private driveways was two years ago, and many arc .now reported to bc in a bad state of repair. Maj, A, A. Johnson Receives Medal At Yale Ceremonies Four Brothers Serving In Armed Forces During the review nnd retreat ceremonies of the aviationi cndcls of the Army Air Forces Training Command school a.|, Yale, Major A. Allen Johnson of New 'Haven •was presented • with the "Silver Medal for valorus deeds in combat in World War J. Tile major ia national comman^ der of the Army and Navy Legion of Valor. Capt. Joseph E. McNally, commandant of cadets, read Ihe citation. Major Johnson is promincn! in slate military circles and currently is an akic-dc-camp on Gov. R. E. Baldwin's staff; commanding officer of Co. A. State Guard, with the rank of Captain; and a member of Governor's Foot Guard. He is well-known in Naugatuck. Mr. and Mrs, Christopher Salafla of Gorman street were informed Sunday that Iheir son, M-Sgt. Samuel Salafia, who was at Pearl Harbor when tlie Japs attacked, is now stationed in Italy with tile Army Air Forces. Sgl. Salafia entered .Ihc set-vice immediately after being graduated from Naugatuck High school in July, 1939. Ha had been overseas nearly two months and writes that he finds Italian civilization comparatively different from 'American but that where lie Is stationed there is no danger of ^Blnee there is an abundance ot fruitT.'.r Sgt- Salafia has .three-- other brothers ;in> the.armed forces; Joseph, a sergeant in tho Army, who is believed to be in England; Eman- ucl, who is with Wic Army and stationed «t. Ihdiantown G-ap, Pcnn.; and a third brother, Se- .bastian; of Hlc Navy, who is in the South Pacific area. VVhon you think of Vacation and Holiday Clothe*, It's Raphael's iiiRatuck's Fanhlon Center, .where Style and Kow Price go hand in hand.—Adv. ' ' -' : - the street department, Mr. Brophy said, as there is a shortage of labor in that department. '.. A shortage of oil last year caused, a suspension of the departmental .policy, but this year oil shipments were abundant enough to permit-the added job.. Mr. Brophy said th'c state allots .$17,000 for'oil each year. —War workers' find that .Teff'» Reftlaitront. offers delicious, healthful foods to keep one. In tip top home, 70 Central avenue, Waterbury today- from 3 to 5 and 7 to 0 a. m. Burial will be in Grove cemetery, Naugatuck. - . ' TOKYO UEPORT San Francisco! July 2-1—(UP)— Tokyo radio says, that the former president of Japan's only political party is the new governor of Korea. He succeeds the new Nipponese premier,. General Koiso, who- gave up the Korean post to head the .-shape, • these hot, sticky days,—Adv. new Japanese government. Firemen Go Out To Dump Twice Today Late this morning, the fire department answered two calls to put out dump fires al the dumping grounds on North Main street. The dumping grounds have been the bane of the fire department since Saturday night, fires were reported. No other WON RENOMIN.VTION • Dallas, Texas, July 24—(UP)— House Speaker Sam Rayburn ana 13 other Texas congressmen won renomination at th<> state primary election Saturday. Five othors_ju-e running close races, and one was defeated, \ - July 31 Deadline For Property Tax Major checks for, property taxt« will bc received from the U. S. Rubber Co., the Naupatuck Chemical, division of tho U. S. RubjDer and other plants here this week, ^Patrick McKcon, tax collector, said this morning, As yet. there is no heavy rush to pay this tax, due July I, but if one should occur it would comn next week. Mr..McKeon said. Property-owners have been paying their bills since June 15, he said. Some have paid the -tax due Dec. 31 as well. Local residents have until July 31 to pay the 19-mill tax before interest will.'be charged.- f

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