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bat- Page Eight Lithuania Again 1$ Battlf ield Of Opposing Powers (By United Tress) Lithuania is once more the tlefield of opposing powers. .Ru;i- slnn forces are hammering the walls of Knunus. Its capital. This Is .the ln.it important Nazi fortress before East Prussia, 50 miles away. A rfiilroacl lends westward from Kaunas to Koenig.xborg, capita] of East Prussia. Northward the lino runs to Riga. It forms the last major escape route for Nazis '•cattpht between the Reel trap nod the Baltic sea. knunus hna always been a vltn.1 navigation point . on the highroac •to the cast. The city Is built on a ton'guf! of Inncl between the Nlcmcn Tiy.cr and Its largest tributary, the Nerls — a natural transshipment 'point from small rivor vessels to JnrRcr. Knunt.li> is .situated in a val- «y Surrounded by a hilly wooded ridge— a reminder of the gTaclers which ages afro swept over the bn.1 tics. • Fortifications have always •tood on this strategically placed ridge which encircles the city. ' 'Buildings of thft old town huddle nround a castle built at the point ' between the high-banked rivers. In the- 10th century Lithuanian tribes occupied tho forested, marshy lands nlpng the southeastern Baltic, Some -hundred years later this n?trtcullturn.l, heathen people, built the small wooden town of Kaunus, n . town doomed to tragedy. Thirteen times Its shabby buildings were burned to ashes. In the middle ages Lithuania was one of fthe great powers off Europe, Taratara swept over Russia into the gates of Kaunus killing and laying waste the land. But. the Lithuanians swept their oppressors back into Russia. For centuries they, successfully fought against the fanatic forces of the Teutonic knights— their traditional Prussian oncmy. Then Lithuania joined forces with Poland and suffered a common fatr during the three partitions' of the IRth century, KAvmu.t find its lands fell under the brutal domination of Russian czars. Its people joined in tho great rebellion of 1803 and suffered •under the stern reprisals. Printing | of books in the national tongue was: forbidden for -10 years. The c/ars strove to make .Lithuania u. genuine -'part of .Russia and did succeed In. forming a tie between .the two countries, Then came the First World war. Lithuania wa.i devastated by friend And -Ton alike. Kaunus fell easily to advancing Germans in 1915. In the pence of Brest-Litovsk In 191S Germany • forced Russia in abandon cln.lin.1' on Lithuania. Thu Baltic state declared its independence, The Poles moved into Viltia— then the-cnpital t,t Lithuania.' And under.: protest the capital was moved to Kaunus. NAUGATUCK DAILY NEWS MONDAY, JULY 24,1M4 Reported Purged By Gestapo Among the thirty-four Gorman inllltHry'leudrrs reported put to draitli in tin- revolt that started with the attempted assignation of Hitler lire Marshal \Vulti-r von IJrauchitsch (loft), former commander- In chief of the German Army, and Marshal Slgimmd List, < International) U. S. Marines Are Driving Forward /> T». •.' ' On 1 mic Local Marine Took Part In Saipan Fight 9gt. Paul Fredericks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Fredericks, of Phoenix avenue, Is believed to have taken part In the Saipan fighting, i' was learned today. SKt. Freo*oricks wrnto his family shortly before landing on Sal- pan, that'he wa:i ontornig another engagement they would soon read about. .He sent his family a J-'ip garrison flat;, a helmet and other souvenirs he has collected In the South Pacific. Sgt. Frr-dr-ricks has been In tho Marine C'>rps three years. Wll.l, INVKSTICATK Clinlon .Muss., July 2>l—(UP) — Conditions at tho Vcl<M"ins hospital In Rutland. Mass.. will he investigated. Congressman r 1 hilip J. JMiil- hln announced tha: the Veterans Administration In Wav.lirnglon nu'thoriv.odl Ihe Investigation after complaints by patients at th'j hospital. Eighteen Conn. Men Are Reported Wounded In Action Washington. July 24— (UP)— The names of Eighteen Connecticut men reported wounded in the European, Mediterranean and southwest Pacific areas arc announced in a war department, casualty list. Twelve wounded in the European •irea are: Private tlrst class Donald I-i. Ash- lino of Crystal Lxike road, Middletown. Private First Class John P. Atsalcs of 177 Elm street, .Daniel- sou, Major Jack S. Kirnbaum of 215C Park avenue. Bridgeport. First Lieutenant Bernard G. Bucior of '12 Bishop street, New Haven, Private 'Richard O. Kibbe of Tolland road, Morrow. Private Jaromc L. Kropp o/' ,"!! T.inden street, New London. Staff Sergeant Leonard L. Las-an- doski of 7 May street. .Hartford. Technician Fifth Grade Philip G. Roliidu of OiJO North High street, Middletown. First Lieut. Warren N. Sargent of .131 Church street, Wullingford. Technician Fifth'Grade Henry F. Seman of SIM Elm street. New Britain. Private First Class Edward J. Segda of 1.L Warner street. Hurlford . And Second Lieutenant Donald B. \Vason of .03 Wall street, Ndi'- walk. In the Mediterranean area, tour men reported wounded are: Private First Class Percy J. .Bouchard of 00 Center street, Deputy Sheriffs Are Adjudged In Contempt Of Court rittsfleld. Mass.. July 2-1—(UP)— Two deputy sheriffs have boon adjudged in contempt, of court in an tempi, to fix the jury at the llrsit murder trial of Ally. John F. Noxon, Jr. AVilliam A. Ford of Lee was sentenced to six months, in "jail by Superior Judge Thomas J. Hammond. And Wallace H. Ke/.er of Adams was lined S.'IOO. Judge Hammond called particular attention to the oath Ih.-it the paii- had taken as deputy sheriffs assigned to guard the jury trying .N'oxon for Wie electrocution -of his son. A juror's illness resulted in a mistrial. A second trial convicted the wealthy lawyer who now awaits death in the electric chair. The deputies were accused of discussing the N'oxon case with the jury. And they allegedly made remarks regarding tho defendant's probable innocence. They reputedly had sought to indicate that Noxon's counsel, former .Massachusetts Governor Joseph B. JLly of Massachusetts, was he- hind the attempts to influence the jury. However District Attorney Charles K. Alheri said lie was-confident that Ely had no part in'the case. . Private Sam Weinsloin of C30 Garden stroel. Hartford. Staff Sergeant Robert H. Wsndtj Of Routr; I. UfU.'M.'ivillO. And Private Peter' Xampcrin of SO Hillside avenue. Torringlon. And in the Soulhwest Pacific area, two men who arc wound casuallies are: Private Earl I. Harde;'ty of Lovely street, Uniorrviilc. And Private Firsc Class Henry Levy of 100 P.ybin road, WcaW-Iart- ford. KKI'OKTEH KII.I.KH London. July '.M-.i UP)— A German news agency* broadcast report thai the commander of the second Nanking army of the Chinese minuet. gnvM-nmr-nt has been assassinated. The broadcast charges that members m' ;L Chungking organization shut nnd killed tho puppet general on a. street in Shanghai, CIII'.KK TOO .SOON fit. Joseph, Mo.— (.UP)— Local jio- lice were rather jubilant, recently when they found n motor car shortly after it had been reported stolen. The 'olliccrs started singing a different tune, however, when they learned that the car hadn't been taken — a finance company had merely repossessed it. Weekend Accident Victims Improved According to Walnrbury hospjtal aulhorities this morning, four N"nu- gatuek resiidenls wore trealed over the week-end: two were discharged and two admitted. Prank Bradbury, SO, of Church streql, was admitted yesterday afternoon with a fractured knee cap ;il'tor he fell from a bicycle, He was taken to Ihe hospital in the Xaugaluck ambulance where his condition was reported "good" this morning. Dnminick Toi-siello, of Spring ! street, Union City, was in' good condition this morning al'ler he collapsed yesterday afternoon a I, an outing in Union City. He was treated for a fractured verJobrn. Margaret. Rail. 11. of South Main Mtroet. Beacon Falls, wn.s treated for a broken «viv! yesterday after she fo.ll while playing. She was disuha'rgud, Fred 'Lawton, 17. (if Ne-ltleton avenue, was discharged from Wa- lerbury hospital yaslorday, after boincr treated for a laceration of the .sealp. While swimming at Lake Quassapaug lie hit his head on n. nail on a board after taking a dive, uccoreiinf,' I 1 "- 1 thi. 1 hospital raj>ort. .'•: (By: United Prcufi) American Marines arc driving In land from their ; new invasion beachheads on Titilan island in the Marianas. . .'..'.. They arc meeting only l.ight re sistance from the Japanese gat'H- son. A concentrated, air, hind anc sen bombardment drove the cnemj from tho .beaches .before th Marines landed yesterday. The pro • ssault bombardment . of Tinial was carried out with the help o big guns on Saipan, just two and one-half miles away. ' The torrent - of; • bursting shell reached a furious intensity just be fore the first wave of assault boats reached the beaches. Then the Marines—veterans of the second and fourth division—spilled ashore However, hard lighting is 1 expect, ed as the Yanks push farther inland. • • Meanwhile, on : Guum other. American invasion forces arc closing a pincers en Orotc peninsula and its large airfield. Marine and Army troops already have scaled off an escape corridor for the Japanese trapped on the peninsula and in Port Apra. The area is under cross lire from the big guns of both the Army and Navy, and under bombardment by dive bombers. The peninsula's airfield is within super- Fortress rantfe of Japan. The campaigns of Guam and Tinian are aimed at lightening a hold on Japan's inner defenses in possible preparation for thrusts toward the Japanese mainland and the Philippines. In the Southwest Pacific—Allied airmen arc carrying out wide swoops against Japanese sniping. General MacArthur has announced that Allied planes have sunk a Japanese freighter 70 miles off Mindanao island, southernmost of the Philippines. ' ' . _J.n China—the 1'lth United States' A~ir Force has smashed at Japanese supply routes in Chinese waters. Widespread 1 attacks' in Hunan province and along the Indo-China coast have sunk 50 Japanese supply boats, destroyed 40 junks and left 12 jiir.ks ^nking. rn British New Guinea, Allied forces arc.continuing steady, small Bouquet For Montgomery; nutlonal) 1 Peace Feelers By Pope Reported (Continued from Page 1) scale ground •• and attacks r.sl /If).000 'starving Japanese trying to break out of-a trap near Aitapo. ... In India—British forces, supported by RAF planes, have advanced south along the Tiddim road 'from the Irnpha! plains in India to reach ihe first slopes of-the Kukib hills. Will Start CadeT Training Plan At Cheshire Academy envoy his opinion on what could >e expected if Pope Pius opener! the way for peace lalks in the event the prescnl Na/.i government should break down. To that, the Nazi -envoy, acoord- ng to nul.horita.live sources, s.iid hat much depended on .the Allies. is said to have inferred that my new government in Germany would favor pcaco. Further, the German' ambassador s understood lo have told I,he two 'aticun-officials that in his opin- on Russia, would be the biggest tumbling block in the way to any leace efforts by.t'he Pope. As his eavon, the German pointed out hat though the Vatican has diplomatic relations with other United Wounded Writer's Book Graphic Picture Of Pacific War Nations, •lias no direct contact The bungalow type of residential dwelling had its origin in India where similar structures were built bv the government along main- traveled highways. 15UY \VA.R 1JONDS AND ST-VIMPS WEE KIV COAL -5 § Naugatuck Waste Paper Collection TODAY and TUESDAY Cheshire, July 2-1—(UP)—A War Department, - sponsored military cadet train:rig program will begin at Cheshire academy Tuesday, General Sermar. Mi-les. commanding the First Service ' command, will take part in inaugurating the program. The training will bo given students l-l to 17 years old and will parallel the requirements for the reserve officers training corps. CIVIL WAR VKT DIIJS Milforcl, Conn., July 24—(UP) — The last Civil war veteran in Milford in dead at the ,-IKC of 9S. He was John Francis Mars, who served as one of the soldiers garrisoned at the White House and guarded president Lincoln during the Civil war. Ho was a member of- the Springfield encampment, Grand Army of the Republic, MANUFACTURERS FINED Boston, July 2-1—(U P)—Two New Bedford clothing manufacturers have been found to have violated tho national wage stabilisation laws. The New England War Labor Board announces that economic sanctions have been levied against the Youth-Craft Clothes company totaling .<-.l,000, nnd the Calvin Clothing company for more than $2,000. Snapped Jap Bases Cupt. Winfrec A. Sordelctt, 23, Hopewell, Vit,,'has hccri awarded the IJFC for milking i>. 2,200-mllc Slight from a Chinese base lo •Japan mid return in an unarmed plane. He photographed .enemy liases and also obtained valuable weather data, for use a.j;aln)<t'thc .Inps. Signal Corps photo, (-international) with Moscow. However, some quarters feel that the Pope—determined to overlook no opportunity for reestabling peace—tnight ask the United States and Britain to provide a. channel for communicating with Russia. News 6i" the Pope's peace efforts came as the Russians appeared deeper into Poland toward Germany. .Berlin admits another major setback on the Polish front—the evacuation of ihe rail city of Siedlce only 00 miles cast of Warsaw. With 'the fall of the city, iho way is paved for a Soviet drive across the plains that lie before the Polish capital. The Germans report tui'ther evidence that their defenses in Poland are being ground undr, They admit the evacuation of another rail of Warsaw and CO milos northwest hub. Jaroslaw, .170 milos southeast of LAVOW. The Germans report lighting within L.WOW. itself, and a Soviet force which has by-passed Lwow, the greatest base in lower Poland, appears to hav u trapped the Nazi garrison. Some 76 miles north of Jaroslaw, the .Russians rammed Iheir way beyond embattled L,ublin and at last reports,' were less than 2.1 miles from the Wista river, last natural defense barrier before Germany. There arc no new reports on developments inside. Germany. Bui on the basis ai' earlier reports seeping through Nazi censorship, it appears that the Nazi campaign of violence has crushed the army revolt. At least, _ temporarily, of.dwj. . On the Normandy battlcfront, the Yanks north of the Pcriers highway junction have lost their New bridgehead across the Sevcs river, less than two millis from Periers itself. And the British have made a slight gain south of Caen. With the baalle news from Normandy comes word that the Hitler S. S. Panzer units have a new commander, a personal friend of Hitler and an old line Nazi. He is identified as General Scpp ' Dict- \ rich. His appointment .appears to I be a move by Hitler to give com- j ;n;in<! to those whose loyalty is beyond doubt, In the air war over western Europe. Nazi broadcasts say American formations arc over southwest and southern Germany today, after a, night of inlensivc activity by the British. The - RAF, carrying out one of the heaviest night assaults in recent months pounded Kiel, Berlin and flying bomb stations. Oil storage depots also were battered. British bombers from Italy struck (it Bucharest, the Romanian capital: And all told, the British heaped- cd some 4,r>00 tons of explosives on the night's objectives. The Germans rclalliatcd by sending more robol bombs crashing into southern England today. In Italy, American troops increased their pressure against the embattled city of Pisa.. While one'force fought Ms way Pisa, 'other units swung eastward' through'the southern areas of and now hold a. 30 mile stretch along the south bank of the Arno river. • . " ' . In central Italy, the British moved to within 12 ' miles ancient Florence. New York (UP)—A Japanese shell fragment m.issed penetrating Joe James Custcr'-s brain by a quarter of an inch. Instead of killing him, il cost him ar. eye and produced the inspiration for one of this war's mosl vivid eyewitness books— "Through the Perilous Night." ' . The injury ended Custcrs career as United Proi.s war correspondent and sen-l him back to a UP sports beat. His record of the sights, sound.* and smalls of battle «.rc so graphic they might well discourage other young sports writers from seeking the alleged glamor of covering wars. The book is short, but crammed wilh a variety of rtjvcl.-uior.is. battle philosophy, humor .and the gripping suspense of a writer spending .months on a hospital bed wondering if he ^.vould be blind, half-blind or wholly sound. In Ajitorla Sinking Custer describes tho Tokyo-bound 'ike-^ff of Doollttle's raiders from tho Hornet, Adm. Halscy's rise "o fume beginning wilh ^thc first strike al Wake and Marcus, and !os,s of tho cruiser Astoria off Guadalcanal—the sinking in which Custer lost an eye. Iiv the Marcus raid, -he rclalcs how r.arrie'r pilots after dropping their bombs exchanged radio messages lo make the Japanese believe oilier pl.ines were en route to hit Tokyo and Yokohama—"just n. little gag -to scare the pa-nts off Tojo." He passes on an uncori'firmed slory thai Adm. Yamamoto liim- self directed operations in the -bat- He of Midway and went down on •his flagship. Barbarism at 'Guad' He predicts north-south sliut,!le bombing of Japan—an observation made doubly significant by the occupation of Saipan. Guadalcanal, he recalls, was finally conquecrd by "derailment of the Tokyo Express".— ij.inking of Japanese reinforcements speeding for i.hc Solomons, and adds: "The magnitude of Ihe Solomons campaign 'has never been fully rcn'iiy.od. Some day its detailed barbaric history will ;iwe the civilized world. The clock had turned back thousands of years, back lo the primitive, on Quad." SALES INCREASED Boston, July 24—(UP)—New England re I ail stores have increased l.'hcir sales for the last, month compared to June 19-13. Tile retail trade summary of the Federal Reserve baak of Boston reported gains in sales for HG representative New England stores. Mass- .•ichusctis showed gains of four per com, New Hampshire- eight pel- cent and Rhode Island five per cent. Vermont, showed a small gain but sales in. Maine and Connecticut declined by one per cent. An average flag, in daily \ise outside in the norlhcrn states, lastB about three month:.-, NOTICE of •Rural'farm population of the U, S. decreased in 21 states in the decade' 1030 to 1940, from 0.1 per cent in South Carolina to 2.1 percent in South Dakota. BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS District of Naugatuck ss. Pro- biilo court. July 2-lth, lO-M. Estate of Nellie HiissJirtKer nka' Nellie E. FlasslinKcr, Naugatuck, in said district, deceased. The administrator havine; exhibited his administration account with said sctatc to this Court re- allowance, it, is ' ORDERED—That the 2Sth day of July A. D. 10-14, at 10:30 o'clock in tho forenoon at the Probate office in Naugatuck, be and the same is n,ssii;ne'd for hearing on the allowance of said Administration Account with .said Estate, and this Court directs the Administrator to cite all persons interested therein Lo appear at said time and place by publishing this order in s.omc newspaper published in New Haven Bounty nnfl having a circulation in said District, an'd posting a copy on tho public sipn post in the town of Naugatuck, where the deceased last dwelt, and by sending, postage prepaid, a like notice to \oach of the known heirs residing outside this DisiTTN at least' three days before -said day assigned, STEPHEN J, SWEENEY. Judge. 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