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H-:| f'l W-- i, i! ,!' rl a *& WITH WAR BONDS Vol. LXVIII, No. 173 ESTABLISHED "A Progressive; Newspaper •For,' ia, .Progressive Community'' WEATHER Considerable Cloudiness Full Report On Fngc 3 WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1944 Leased Wire Service of\ the United Press Price Three Cents U. S. Rubber Co. Cutbacks Affect Very Few Workers Transfers To Other Jobs Of The Same Type Are Arranged By Company Ctitbu'-l' H on contracts at the U, j Rubber Co. footwear plant in Sauicauti-'li. which have occurred •gently, arc affecting only a few irtplP, '' wlv;< ri'port«d this morn-, inc. I" ""' fl "-'' Cl '" department,' *-ork i m II certain type of cell was Capped, but workers were trans- fjrrfil on another type of cell, for wnich an increase in production haj bei'i' ordered. Thi'i'i 1 I"" 1 been a shrlrikag'u of production of foul cell and storage tank production throughout the country it was said, and It Is only natural that the local plant be Shortest Distances To B«rjin Prom The Allied Fronts Today (By United 1'rcss) Tin' shortest distances to U<>rlin friini Ilio advanced Allied liuttlf 11 iii-s today: Jill.NKjU— K70 mill's. ' Itnly—W>H inllcH. Frailer—4l:j;i miles. Yanks Make Gains On Guam A cutback recently in the mn- chlni' shop, which has been manu- (aoiurlnir gun shields, and vital partn for naval vessels, at'fucted only a small group, who wore Im- meiHutt'ly transferred to another job :h«t c.'trtu? in. It is bi-lli'Vud that the war effort, which on all fronts has been progressing well, has caused n fTtui deal of optimism among the nation's manufacturers, who want to prevent an over-production of war mattfrlnl.1. Contracting agents, feeling they h«vc ri-ceivfd an appropriate supply of goods ft'om the contractor, Save the privilege, stated in the uprei-mcnt. to terminate the contract. Japs Report U. S. is Have Hit Naval Base Cong. Talbot Commends G. I. Bill At Banquet Joseph E. Talbot of Naugatuck representative to Congress from this District, was one of the speakers at the Purple Heart banquet in 'Derby Sunday evening. Mr. Talbot spoke briefly commending Congress on its work on the G. I. bill, which provides fo: many benefits to the discharged serviceman. But Mr. Talbot adds: "In the G. I .bill, Congress has left some things undone. In the rush of getting out of Washington- in June and two conventions ahead, it was Impossible to bring out a bill that was perfect. There have to Warship? Sebang (By Vnltinl Press) The Japanese any Allied war- itilp's havo 1 attacked the Great Dutch Kant Indian naval at ! An enemy communique reports »n attack yesterday liy a task force of oruisui'H, aircraft carriers, feti-oyers and submarines. The vos- jcls steamed In to Sabang anil blasted It with a direct bom- •hcirdm^nt. Radio Tokyo says 20 wuTl'T based planes battered the stronghold simultaneously. Sutainp lies close to the northern tip or Sumatra—westernmost ot' '.hf. Dutch East Indies. While Al- linl surface ships have 'never bc- lorn shfl'.sd the bastion, task forces ;u',cu previously have sent car- j-li-.--bii.wd planes against it. The attacks took place in December. 1M2 anil last April 19th. Thi- hlow just described by Tokyo w'fia presumably made by ships of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten's southeast Asia command. Mount- Initt(.'n directed the April assault. Th>' n-ported strike nt Sabang-- uxtrcnii' wosti-rn flank of Japan's war-slolen ornpiro—apparently was tinifcl with a concurrent smash a Hit ousti.-i-n edge of the enemy's domain. f!;ulio Tokyo declares anothe A'.lli-d tusk force—with sovern, ulrcraf: carriers us a nucleus— Musteil the Palnu Islands yestcr fifty. The; foe says more than 3C pluncsi swooped down on the islanc chuin—which lies COO miles cast of t!" 1 Philippines. As Allied siilps and planes pound- r <l steadily At Nippon's outer ram- Par:.s-'. American ground troops nil- stinging blows to the Jap* on Guam and Tlnlan. Victory(Continued on Page 8) Machinists Union Meets Aug. 3 Owens, president of Oscar Wpdin lodge, International Association of Machinists, affiliated with the A, F, of L., announced 'his morning that the local will fnect at the lodge hall, Aug. 3, at 8 P. m. f (act that the lodge has lost Hs bargaining mechanical and rights In the maintenance de Pnrsmont of the footwear plant of lhc U. S. Rubber ' Co. will not ttuixe n .suspension of activities, *Ir. Ouvn.i said. "There is always n «t year," he added, Mr. Owenx expresses his thanks 10 all the loyal members of the l 'nion who voted In yesterday's "lection. Fire Spreads To Pole On MiHville Ave. The Xnugatuck fire department "«": out on two calls today. The " ri| t shortly before noon was a ttrv on M '" vllle avenue. sprouc! to a telegraph pole setting .It on flrc. took care of the blaze too much dlfllculty. after noon, the booster truck out to the borrowed borough «ft<i '™ '%'ulsh P on Bridge street to cx- a blaze on a rubbish pile. CONG. ,IOSE1'H E. TAU1OT be amendments but in the G. T. bill they have done a good job. Hospital facilities will be increased," Congressman Talbot mentioned the fine work which Congressman William Mills: 1 has done and also stressed the point that the facilities at Ncwlnfc'ton will be in- ci-oarfed. He said that the bill provided a college course for any returning- veteran- whose education has been interrupted by the call to service and said that many thing-.-; were provided which 'had not been provided after the last Will'. Mr. Talbot continued: "The only way we know what you wuuit. is to hear from you. At your convention and at your meetings you receive romplalnu. These complaints are often the basis for Improvement in our laws and unless we know what i.s In your mind and your hearts, it i.s impossible to legislate. Let us know. You will have eight sympathetic ears from Connecticut In Washington." With Hie cutting off of Orot* peninsula (1) on Guam' by American troop*, tho hirgmt ulrflold on the Island nun bran iMoliitoc] along with ,l;i]>s forces defcndlnif It. Gain* wi>r<; ulwo mat)*; on the northern beachluuid near I'ltl and AR>»>II (2) hy the Third Marine IJlvUlon which has ponetrnted Inland to a depth of about 8,000 yards, Guam IK shown In Inset in relationship to Sulpun anil Tlnlan, where troop* of the Second and Fourth. .Marine Divisions huvc just established tx'nchlH'ads. These nsmkiilt forct-K lire reported to control u npproxl- miitvly two and a hulf m I leu of coastline on the Island. (International) ifloro Still Without ^ew, Dump It Can Call Its Own The IxtroUKh dumping grounds ' quentlon Is still unsettled us \Vurcicn Leo '.1. Brophy Kuld this morning that nothing- n<;w IIBN developed .concerning; i» now site, • Firemen wer<; again present 'at tiie dump today, for the umpteenth time- slncu lust Week. ' Whether or not a new Kite lias yet liecn found, Mr. Ilro- •phy- did not say, althougli, reports curlier " this week Indicated that thi' problem would bo cleared up soon. .The (lump.on Bridge street him |H:<>I> loaned to the hor- ough by the Kitstp.rn Mallea- -blf! Iron Co., and was Intended •to be iislud only until another dumping' ground Is obtained. American Tanks Break Through The German Fortified Line And Reach Highway Town Of Marigny, France Russians Have Reached Poland's Vistula River Upped By Purge Boro Native Killed In Late News Bulletins HEAVY ROBOT BOMB ATTACK • : London, Jnly 26—Tho Germans launched' the', most .•Solent robot bomb attadi oi' \var against'one'south Siiffhmd urea-today. British anti-aircraft batteries".'and 'felit.orx .slio.t the'robot -bombs out "of'the skies at.-the •ate ol'nearly oiio every two minutes. ' ^ITALIAN'BOMBERS ACTIVE Rome,- July 2(5—(UP)—An estimated .500 Italian- •ased American heavy bombers today struck through ,]CAV- .anginj,' clouds'nt Germany military installations'around 1 Vieimj-1, capital of Austria. At the same time, a small, force 'lasted Na/.i nil installations i.n Albania, RATE FOR "TIPOFFS" • Chicago, Jnly-26— (UP)— "The usual ten per cent"i las a ncAv nie'anmg^.i.jr 1 Chicago. .According 'to .William Walker, it is the standard rate that bnrglars pay for "tip-' t;HV." The self-styled tipster told a judge lie had given- throe men the go 'sign for-a'$700 robbery of .the Olson Transport Company. He explained his take of 10 per ceu was tho expected tiling in the Windy City. Scrap Paper Drive Here Nets 36 Tons In Two Days C. Arthur Pager, Chairman Of Committee, Pleased At Results Republicans Pick Convention Delegates At Caucus The Republican party's caucus last night at the town hall, selected delegates to state and congressional con%-cntions to be held In Hartford tho early part of next month. The delegates were chosen without difficulty—no contests took place for the naming of any rep- •esontntivos—and harmony prevailed at the meeting. The delegates were not Instructed, it was :'c ported. Judge Thomas Neary served as chairman of the session with Wal,or Norwash as clerk. Those picked for the state con- entlon were: Charles P. Roden- MCh, chairman of the Naugatuck Republican town committee. Rep. William A. Painter, Dr. H. H. Gorton, and Mrs. Henry C. Erk, Cong, Joseph E. Talbot and Mr. <Jorwash were selected alternates. Elected for the congressional onvention were: Judge Ncary, Mrs J Curtis Russell, Frederick Mawrath and .William G. Boies, vith Raymond Stinson and Mrs. Franklyn Hotchkiss named as alternates. —Wlicn you think of Vacation nntl •loliiluy ' Clolhcs, It'H Ilaplmcr* XnitffatiiakN Fiwhlon Center, where stylo mill IA»W Price go luuiil In mud.—Adv. / Paper salvage collections in Naugatuck the last two days were very uatisfactory, C. Arthur Fager, chairman of the local salvage committee, said this mornjng. Thirty^ six tons were collected by the street department, 22 of which wore accounted for yesterday, mostly on tho weyt side of town, Monday, collections weighed 14 tons. "People In the borough did pretty good." Mr. Fager said, although Pfc. Sears, "Missing Since July 1," Believed To Be Safe Mr. and Mrs, Mahlon Sears of Pond Hill road, whoso son Pfc M. Robert Sears, was listed by the War department to be missing since July 1, believe that he Is apparently well, and back with his company somewhere in Italy. the" figure obtained .was 14 tona j About a week ago, the War de- lower than the set quota-.of 50, ! partment notified Mrs. Sears that This wcek'fe figure is also con-; he was ."missing in action sln.<:e sidcrably leas than that of the July 1." Earlier this week, how- drlvc of May 15-16, when 43 tons ever, the family received several were collected. Mr. Fager believes that the summer and vacation time affected the local effort, and., hopes that in letters from him dated between July 10 and July 16; ' i -"' Pfc. Sears made-no reference ''to his reported .being- -missing, but the next drive, which will be held , stated that he had been too busy probably hi the second week of I to write for several weeks, September, the set quota will be | Friends of the local soldier in reached. Approximately ISO tons of waste paper have -been picked up since the Inauguration of the first drive last January, an average of about 37 tons. Mr. Fager suggested also that the borough also received' mall dated as late as July 1C,'and'there was no mention^ of anything that might cause concern. .' Mrs. Sears ia now waiting for another War department notice assuring her of her son's well^belngr. local residents start putting aside; Pfc. Sears, in the Army alnce their waste paper, mow In order j August, 1942, has been overseas for to be ready for the September I 1C months. ..,- .-.; .. ^ • . drive. Paper collected Is used for, ' — '• - : — L -^——-——''• ' many important purposes, doing] APPOINTMENTS ANNOOTCE& away with fresh supplies that hard- hlP-by-war paper mills have dii'fl-' culty introducing. . Mr. Fager addod that, there were no out-of-town scrap 1 paper buyers putting in appearance yeste'rday. —Cauli paid for muxlcol Instnl- mcntM, planoo, ritdlofti plionogriiphw. Metro Miittiu Mart,,88 Church St. Tel. 5287.—Adv. , Boston, July 26—(UP)—.Tho'sfate of Massachusetts .has a. new registrar of motor vehicles.-" He is^Rudolph F. King: of Mlllis who'has been speaker in the state house of representatives. King, 'a -Republican, succeeds .Frank .A'. Goodwin who will be the Republican nominee for state auditor in tho Moy.em- brc election. . Corp. William Barber, Weil- Known Here, Was With : French. Invasion Forces Mrs;- Edward Dalton of 41 Cen- 'tral avenue received word this morning that her nephew, Corp. William Barber, 25, of Albany, N. Y., was killed in action in France on June 12.. , . -.-••' 1 Corp. Barber, born in Naugatuck April 7, 1919, .is the son of Mrs. Frank Reisinger'of Albany and the Jate Joseph 'Barber of Naugatuck. Corp Barber r.emoved from the boro with .his mother, the. former Maude .Dunkersley of Naugatuck, upon her -second marriage. .' The soldier who was well-known here, having at one time been em- plbyed-at the Naugatuck Chemical Co., served, with . the -12th- U.- S. in- fa'ntry;; regiment:- 11 -He'-enlisted"" in February,' 1941, and had been overseas for over a. year. • Mrs,'Dalton said that she had ittle •information" concerning 'the circumstances of the Naugatuck native's death, as she had hoard the'news from- Mrs. Reisiriger, who apparently received the usual War department telegram. ' Prior to his .enlistment, Corp. Barber was employed at the Albany Packing plant in Albany. Local 45, URWA, Wins Footwear Election Yesterday . In the election held yesterda among the mechanical and main tenance workers of the U. S. Rub bet' 1 Co. :footwear plant. Local 4f United Rubber Workers of Am erica, CIO, won the right to serv as bargaining agent for the group George Froelich. president of thi local announced today. The voting went 137 votes fo the URWA and SD for Oscar Wedin lodge, 4C8, International Associn tlon of Machinists, AFL. Foui members of the department voted that neither union should reprcsen them. • Oscar Wedin lodge has been in power, for two years prior to yes terday's election, A new contract is expected to be drawn up between the CIO and the U. S. Rubber Co shortly,'as elections are held shortly before the expiration of the union-company contract. The AFL contract is up Aug. 19. • F. L. Irving represented the re gional NLRB and tollers Included: Mr. Froelich, Steven Knap'ik, representing the C. I. ' O!; Clifford Owens and William Baukat representing Oscar Wedin -lodge, and Florence Campbell and Marjoric Bcnz, representing the plant. Eligible votes numbered 26G, al- :h~ough only 232 ballots were cast. Two. were contested. Wrs. John Knapik, Of Williamsport, Dies '.Stephen Knapik, vice-president of Local 45, URWA, and his brother, Andrew, left for Williamsport, •eriria.', last night upon receiving word .or the death of their mother, Mrs'. John Knapik. They expect to remain ,ln Wil- lamsporl for the next few days. drs. Stephen Knapik also made he trip. FATAL ACCIDENT Qulncy, Mass., July 1 26—(UP)—A forwel). shipyard worker is dead fter an automobile accident. Sixty- ear-old Daniel McLcod sustained fractured skull and leg injuries s he crossed a street in Quincy. olice said that. the driver was ohn 'P, Kane of South Boston. (By United Prettn) There are major developments on the Europe eastern front today. Berlin acknowledged that the swiftly moving Soviet armies have reached Poland's Vistula river. This is the last big water barrier before Germany and only 150 miles east of the Reich. And an American communique from Moscow says American lighter planes in Russia have gone into action in direct support of the sweeping Red army offensives. The Yank fighter planes flew their first missions in the 'east yesterday, raking German targets in an advance of the Soviet columns west of Lwow in Poland. The Mustangs and Lightnings destroyed 38 German aircraft,' then returned to their bases on Soviet soil. But the Germans have more worries than merely contending with additional Soviet airpower. Day by day the hard driving Russians are forging- a big -pincers against Warsaw. By Berlin's nd- j mission they have reached the city -of Berlin on the Vistula river, 56 miles southeast of the Polish capi tal. Other columns directly east of Warsaw arc closing for a frontal assault against the city. Moscow says there is only feeble rear guard resistance and on the basis of the present speed of the Soviet advances, it's quite likely that the-Russians will be hammering at the. gates of -Warsaw within a week. Today the British radio quotes underground reports from Poland as saying that the Germans have largely .stopped 1 work. • on the fortification's .•S.t~ 1 lVa'riBawV '• '"'•"• German officers are said to be burning documents, and tile broadcast adds: "The German military police is making frantic efforts to stop-the constantly growing number of desertions." As the Russian prepared to open the battle of the Vistula river which runs through Wai-saw, other Red army columns are waging a battle of annihilation, in and around encircled Lwow, the greatest Naxi base in lower Poland, The Germans admitted, too, that the Russians are driving the Hungarian troops back into the Jab- lonica Pain that leads to Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Berlin isaid | the strongholds of Stanilawow and i Kolomca are i threatened, and the j situation wafc described as "tense." | Meanwhile, at the northern end of the front the Germans also reported other offensive operations by the Red army. They said tha Continued on Page 1> AAF Officer At Post Office For Cadet Interviewing This photo which has just arrived in the U. .S. shows Col. Gen.- Jlcjnz Guilerian as lie rode in ;i tank during a recent inspection lour. Tho Nazi chief of staff, who was appointed to that post following tlie rocent attempt on ))itIor*K life, ;is announced that "impure elements have btHjn cleansed" from the Gorman army. (International) Rubco Mechanical Dept. Plans Annual Outing For Aug. 6 Interviewing of young men 17 years old who are interested in Combat Crew Training as Pilot, Navigator, - Bombardier or Gunner for- the Air Forces will continue at the post ofllce building, room 14, Naugatuck, through Friday of this week between the hours of 9 a. m. and 12 noon, according to Lt, Bart T. Keaveny. Men who arc 17—have parent's consent— and can pass the qualify- ng mental examination to be given Friday at 9 a, m., will be furnished government transportation to New Haven for a physical examination. If they qualify physically they will be enlisted in the Air Corps Reserve and will not be called for training until they are 18 or over. Meanwhile they may continue in school or on their job. If they are n school on their 18th birthday, thqy will ba allowed to'complete heir current semester, provided they can do ao within six months. The Mechanical Department the U. S. Rubber Company wi have its annual outing at Linde park, Sunday, August Gth, from 3 a. m. to S p. m. Frank KlonosV is general chairman of arran, nicnts. Plans for the outing were draw up by the following committees Sports, F. Curtin and J. HennC6^ transportation,. J. Bickcrdikc, P Fox, A. Weiss, and F. McDcrmott tickets, C. Fellows, F. DcCarlo J. Pcttit, and J. Schlesinger; trcas irer. R. Sundbcrg; and advisory •I. A. Anderson and R, T. Parkin son. Mr. Parkinson, who is to be th caterer, has set up a tasty mem or lunch and dinner. Lunch wi! be served from 10 a. m. to 1 p. j consisting of clams and crabs, will ; assorted dishes and* dinner will b | served at -4 o^clock, consisting : mainly of chicken and many dab j orate dishes. i Games of all kinds have been ' planned with prizes for the win j ning participants. j Publicity is being- handled i P. Granicri. Chenu Co. Starts Construction Of New Phnt Bldg. Convention Delegates Hear Candidates Naugatuck's delegates to the Democratic congressional convcn- ion were addressed by Michael iijjgints of Torrlngton and Edward Clancy of Ansonia at a mcct- ng at Town Hall Monday night. Jotih these m&n are candidates' for he Democratic congressional nom- natlon from the fifth district. The delegates discutesed plans or a fall campaign. Since Cong, oseph E. Talbot I.s expected to be enominated, party leaders feel the attic here will be a "tough one." The Naugatucls Chemical division of the U. S. Rubber Co.. has started construction of. n now plant to provide for the expansion of their production facilities for the rubber anti-oxidein, known throughout the chemical world as BLE, it was reported this morning. The building, which will be constructed of bride and concrete, will cost about $!50,000. New Equipment installation costs will amount to over S'0,000, The general contracting is being done by W. J. Megin, Inc. Architecture plans were drawn up by tho firm of Francisco and Jacobus of New York, N. Y. The plant is expected to be ready for operation by the end of the year.. The chemical BLE is one" of the principal anti-oxidonts used to prevent deterioration of synthetic rubber, and so is vitally important in the synthetic rubber industry. OPENING 1'OSTPONED Richmond, Virginia, July 26 —. (U P) — Governor Darden announced today that he and Governor Broughton of North Carolina have agreed to postpone, opening —Wnr worker*• find tliut Jeff*n of North CarJin.a nnd Virginia fluc- pftera delicious, health- i cured tobacco markets for a week ill foods, to ..keep .one in tip top |—in line with action taken in Blwpe, the«e hot, sticky days.—Adv. Georgia and South Carolina. Their Powerful Drive Opens Way To Rail And Road Hub Of Coutances BRITISH RETREAT FROM POSITIONS IN MAY-SUR-ORNE Germans Say Allies- Have Started Their Long-Expected Push On Florence (By Cnitfid Pr«SH) The Americans in Normandy h.ivo scored a gnln m their new offensive front between St. Lx> and Per- icrs. United States , armor punched through the German fortified line today and readied tho highway tow.n of Ma.i-igny, • scveTi miles southwest of St. Lo. The break - through — the first scored by American tanks in. France—opens th-c way to the rajl and road hub of Coutanc&s, and the heart of Normandy beyond, -An advance to Coutances, nine miles from M-arigny. would threaten to cut off German forces on the western flank . United Press Correspondent Henry Gorrcll "says American tanks met scattered and. dij--orsajiiz.-j<3 resistance -below the St. Lo-Periers highway in the Lfl Mesni Eury area. He said doughboys vodo into bauln ostridn tho tanks '— Russian istyle.' Then the armor fanned out, ttering everything in its 'path, while .bulldozers followed along through the Normandy ledgerows. . Earlier reports said German resistance was weakening in the'face of General Bradley's new offensive w.hich opened yesterday witli powerful. aJr support. : . . 1"' Ho\vev;cr,;:the-"new^ : is. jiot''so I bi-igbr from the eastern md of the Normandy front. British forces around Caen apparently are bogged down under the weight of increasing Gorman counter-attacks. Canadian troops have been driven back from the northern outskirts of Tilly-La Campapie. four and a haJf miles southeast of Caen. And the British have ralroatcd from advanced positions in nearby llay-Sur-Orno. United Pre=s Correspondent Richard McMillan .say.* -the battJe at these two .points hns developed into an artillery and infoniry- slogginfr match. However, the Second army -r-till is holding newly-captured St. Martin-De Fortency ond Verrj-ercs. The British sent out n, hurry call for air support this morning. Last night the R-A-F again carried tile air war to Germany. Scmie 600 heavy bombovs braved electrical storms and enemy fighters to strike at Stuttgart, an important German industrial center, for the e. ; cond straight night. Other heavyweights aUacked a synthetic oil plant 30 miles norUieasi of Essen. Mosquito bombers hit Berlin, The Air Ministry also reported— without detail — that Mannheim and Bremen ware bombed and that heavy bombers raided flying bomb sites- in northern France. Meantime, Germany's destructive robot bombs continued to fa!! at random across London and southern England la»t night. Continued on Pago 3) WAR BONDS U. S, Coist Gutrd PAore Men who Invaded Makin Island with the battle cry of Gnng-ho, and who faced intense Japanese fire on the beaches, kneel in prayer on the hurricane deck of tho Const Guard combat transport. We at home must pray, loo, and buy more Wat Bonds. V. S. Treasury Department

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