Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 27, 1944 · Page 1
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Thursday, July 27, 1944
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WITH WAR BONDS Vol. LXVUI, No. 174 "A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Showers Ending: Tonight Full Jlnport On ESTABLISHED 1885" THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Russians Are Setting Stage For Drive On Warsaw __ — . ' . ^fc^ •.••'. '. ,•:. .i . ^|^ ^ . -•. British Lose Ground In The Caen Sector Of Normandy; U. S. Troops Gaining Today 'Purged' Himself American Offensive Is Said To Be Increasing In Power AMERICAN PLANES DAMAGE OR DESTROY MANY GERMAN TANKS In Italy Nazi Barricading Of Pisa Troops Are The Streets (M,v fiiUcil J'res.s) Tin- Hrilish 'have lost more jfrolinil in tin.' Caen sector of Nor- miir.dy. British .'irul Canadian troops hrive withdrawn completely from Tilly-1.« Ciiiii/ingne, foui 1 and a half milrs soii:h,'ust of Cuen. '['hey al>'o ntmndotu-d Hill 112 nn thr> west bunk nf tin 1 Orn>: river and Esciual, six and u half miles southwest of th . . . LATE London dispatches today say withdrawals uro a serious setback ' for General Dempsoy's Second Army. United Press Correspondent Rlcli- itrd .\r<".MIIIan reports the British apparently come up against deeper ("irriuan defenses than anticipated. Id- crininvt-nts Chat a greater weight of ,'iii- powirr. artillery, tanks and infimtry obviously is needed for u British advance. " McMillan says the Germans are using suicide tactics in their counter-attacks. • .... A. Nu'/i prisoner- gi\vo McMillan one explanation. Hi; suid Gestapo I'.ipionage within the, 1 fighting forcus has been greatly stn.-ngth- i-m-d since the attempted assassination of Hitler. German soldiers know they will be shot by thn Go.f- tapo U' they show signs of weakening. _ r n western Xormandy, tho Americans have .'voced nn n<lv-inoo of weven miles today. The offensive turned -south from St. Clilles Ui cupture Canisy, two miles away. A.'ni'j'k-ari forces then swept southeast another five miles and ieiwd St. Samson, a road junction. t'nitetl Press Correspondent! !l»nry Gorn.'ll snys there havej liei-n no rt'portx of tank fighting— nn indication tin- Germans are lii'Niruring fo give battle. Gorrell also reports the Amer- i'.-dti (jfti'iiMivn • nnw in its third d:iy is inon-asing In power. General Knidlfy's advance already h:is ovi-rwhelmi'd at least 25 towns and villages. And tin? American wedge across the heart of Normandy has been deepened to nearly -st-viTi miles und widened to Mix' milt-si. rJlMOu'heri- on tho western front, the Americans have extended i quished ("'iiflihead ficrost) the Ay river east, or r.fssay and thu Seves river north CONFIRMKD BV ST.AI-IX Moscow, July 27—(UP)—Premier Josi-f Stulin confirms tho Oi'rman annoimcenient that the lied army has captlin.-d JBialy- atok, oOo YANKS JSTII..I, GAINING London, .Inly 27— (UV) —An Allied ln>adi|iiartcr,s H|)Ol<t'.siiiaii sity.s Aim-r.U-iin putrolH liave cn- t(<rt-d IVrier*. ecntrnl l>a>; ( . of the German defenses on tin- United Stall's front. The Kes.iuy-PerU'rs hli;liwiiy wan cut for :i truln of mure than ;i mile. oOo STICICI. WORKS HIT Rome. July 27—(UP)—Heavy United States bombers today pouncled the Mannt'red Weiss st'»'l works,' fo'tr and one-half miles from the center of Budapest. oOo DKtVKY HAS PROC.HAM Albany, N. Y., July 27—(UP) — fioveriuir Thomas I)ewey. J{ep»l>- llcan pre.sldcntiitl nominee, suy.s he will place 11 sweeping pro- grain before the St. Louis Republican governor.* coiife'rencp next ••week.- Uewey SII.VM tho progrilm will ho aimed :it achieving ait !igri'i'in<iiit . lictwecn tin; fi'denil government and the states. oOo LONDON K'Kl'ORT London, July 27— < UP)— British sources say their government is In "full sympathy" with the statement issued by Secretary of State Cordell. Hull in connection with United States policy toward Argentina but. that no British statement was contemplated soon. However, official quarters declined to comment. Field Marshal Von Uiisch. said to l>t> one of the generals 111 the iinti-llitler revolt, Is reported to luiv<' killed himself. (Internrt- tiinial) Farren Believes GI Bill Inadequate For Many Servicemen James Farren, local resident, \vho has followed tho course or the G. I. .Ijill. recently passed by congress, calls attention to the people of Naug.ituck to observe closely the benefits offered to the discharged servicemen, in 1 order to f,"ive fullest advantage possible to those oC their families in the service. Although the laws grant benefits to a great number, .there .ire still great many potential cxscrvice- nen to whom the law means' nothing, Mr. Farren said this morning. Mr. Pnrren's letter follows: "Because of the fact that so many of the hoys Jn the sccvico arc being returnocf to -their homes'' because of their physical conditions; I believe at the present time when laws are being madn to take en re of thorn, that those, who have someone close to them among those men, should become actively interested in their welfare, to make sure that they receive tho consid- cratior. they justly deserve'. If Lt. General McNair Killed By Enemy Fire r.icspiti' cloudy weather over Normandy today, divc-liombcrs and 1 American planes are pi'isli'rlng German concentrations (Continued on Page S) Vet At Seventeen Washington, -July 27—(U Pt— Lieutenant General Losoly J. McNair has been killed by enemy lire In action in Normandy. McNair only recently relin- command of all Army ground forces, with headquarters in Washington, to tak/i an overseas assignment. He was observing action in the front lines during a recent offensive when hit by enemy I back his claim. possibility of what happened after, tho last war, to happen again, in my opinion the present laws for the care of the veteran Is not fair to a great many of them, especially those disabled as a result of their services, who have not had sufficient education to receive the benefits proposed. For thoxa who have been through high school, or were attending col- lego, T believe adequate provision has been made. But for those unable to obtain these considerations, I believe there is a great,'dual to be 0 done. as from this class comes the bulk of the casualties, as they as a rule form the combat outfits. At least they are in tho majority. In my opinion, if a flat sum wore to be awarded all disabled veterans plus compensation for their disabilities, that In this way it would eliminate a groat d«»-l of tho unfairness that is bound to happen under the present setup. At it is today, it will depend upon tho support one is able to got to Board 14-A Draftees Left Today Group Of 21 To Get Assign ment At Induction Station Under New Ruling • A group of 21 men left this morning from Local Board 1-1-A for induction in the armed forces in New Haven. Thl-s is the llrst group under the new Selective Service regulations that call for the draftees to report to the-state Induction center for assignment in one of the various branches of the armed forces. Dr. Edwin R. Curran represented Board 14-A at the send-off. Warden Leo J. Brophy. bade god- spood to tho departing 1 group. John Schmuck and William G. Boies were present in behalf of the Nau- gutuck Rotary club, presenting the group with the Rotary club gifts. Gideon Bibles wore also given to the draftees. The canteen workers of the Hud Cross, Mrs,. James Lu^z, and Mrs. Willis Merrill, served coffee and doughnuts. Those leaving from Board 14-A were: 1 Alcide J: Clement, Wolcott; Jerry J; Sirica, May street: Oswald A. Kc/.el, Riverside drive; Alfred K. Furr, Bristol; Howard E. Packer, Prospect street; and Frederick W. Kelly, Waterbury, And John G. Normand, Waterbury; Benjamin P. Rachas, Waterbury; Raymond J. M e tz I e r, Cheshire;' Harold J. Sutor, Boebe street; John B. Suinnia, High street; and Franklin R. Bill, Prospect. . •- • . •' . Also '.John Canaperl, Neagle street;. Robert J. Kclley, Woodbine street; William F. Ostrunder. Scott street; Joseph Zdanowicz, Spring street; Edward . A.. Rentz, Anderson street; John E. Schweiz- el 1 , Prospect; Harold A. Pepin,-Wolcott; Lcvine J. Brown, Waterbury; und Joseph A, Babincau, Cheshire. Rev. George Dunn and Rov. Arthur Lewis represented the churches, asking providence to accompany the inductees. .Ration Board Runs 'Out Of;Hpme Canning Sugar Coupons , Tha local ration hoard run out of coupon* for thi; home ca/>rilnjf Kiijrur allotment. This uccurN tivrry NO oft*'ii, it wiis rupurlod, lint tlirrc will l>c Diori; on hiuid n«'xt Thursday. The boiird IHNUCH the cunning CBrtlflcntuM on Tliuiu- days, Many lucul resident*, who vlKlti'd the hoard • thin morning, left I'.iiipty-hiindecl, Tlie allotment fur home tun- ning in 10 pounds maximum |)or jiemon. Lord Mountbatten Gives Details Of Attack On Sabang /Ire. General McNair was in charge of the tremendous ground forces training program involved in expanding the Army from one million .100 thousand to the present strength of seven million 700 thousand. The notable success of American coml/nt troops going Into notion for the I Irs i timo ngainsit battle-hardened enemy coops was accredited In considerable degree to thu effectiveness of this trninlnjr..program. General McNair was born in Vfrndale. Minnesota, on May 25th, 3 882. JAMES FARREN, Naugatuck, Invasion Operations Claim One More Borough Soldier Italian Prisoners Removed From Work Quinn St. Soldier Wounded In Burma •Ir Sinn ilrvidod tluit 17-yi-nr- " l( l SKI. I),. Salon Glover wu.i '"" .vipuinf for the Army HO they "''it liim liiniir tillhouKh he on- »»lfd wlii'ii he WIN 14 nnd luid (•'"'npl.'ti'd ','.\ l>oml>iMif mliNlniiN "Vi-r Kurnpr lx>fnrc lin w»» 17. I"' 1 l.i xhiiwn with (>l» mother '» tln-ir I'iltshiirKli, I 1 ",, home. According to a letter from an Army nurse, 1 Pfc. Raymond E. Sovin, 19, son of Mrs. Anna Sovia til' Quinn street, was wounded recently In. action in Burma. Tho wound believed to be slight was suffered in the soldier's neck. Mrs. Sovl.-i has not heard from her son di-ectly but only through -the nurse. No details accomninied the letter. Overseas only three months, Pfc, Sovia made no mention of participating in action In -his letter prior to the injury. He has been In tho service 33 months, and is a graduate of gatuck high school. .- Sixteen Italian prisoners of war, who hsid been employed in the Wilmington, Del., division of the Eastern Malleable Iron Co., were removed from their' jobs Tuesday by the War Manpower Commission. Lewis A. Dibble, president of the firm, said this morning that he had not the slightest idea why the WMC made the move, after it had placed the Italians in the jobs. Nor did the WMC £ivc an explanation. The men were hired to alleviate the manpower shortage at the Wilmington plant. The Eastern Malleable Iron Co. is one of 300 plantp recently stressed as extremely vital industries in the war effort by War Production officials in Washington. A War Deportment telogram yos- tercluy notified Mrs, Viqia Baummer, flO Oak street, that her son, Pfc.' Robert Baummcr, 23, was killed in France on June 9. . Tho local soldier, assigned to an Infantry unit, took part in the North African and Italian campaigns, escaping injury in each. The War Department notified the family July 7, that he was missing 'since June 9, although the telegram did not give imy details. The wire yesterday was also lacking in details. The 'laist time tihe family heard from Pfc. Baummer was a lettei dated May 20 from England. It is assumed that the soldier landed with Allied forces on D-Day ami wns killed in action shortly after. He had been in tho Service aince December, 1941, and overseas for more than two years. (By United Press) The new Allied sea and air alack on Sabang is considered as likely prelude to an early Allied anding on tho coast of southern Burma'. A new communique from Lord Mounlbatten gives details of Tuesday's raid, which was llrst reported . by radio' Tokyo. Lord Mount- batten says a strong task force—• composed of battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and planes —closed in on Sabang, which is at the. northern tip of Sumatra, in a surprise dawn attack. Sabang's big guns command the approaches-to the Burma coast— and Jap ships based at Sabang could sally forth against Alied vessels attacking the south Burma ports. ' . . The Allied warships centered their bombardment on Sabang's shore batteries and-harbor, installations—which were'left a mass- of flame and smoke. At least 1C salvoes were directed against the base in a furious 35-minute shelling. Also 1 hit'were; barrack '—areas'--and. dockyard-" workshops. One. medium Jap merchant ship .was sunk. None of our-vessels-suffered cither dam- ago or casualties, • Jn the western Rici/lc—American Army an.d Marine Forces are surg- in ahead- on both Guam and Tinian, They are levelling a powerful frontal asa'ult at Guam's Orpt.c peninsula a!r field—and have starter clearing the Japanese from tiie vital Apra harbor naval anchorage. • On Tinian—Marino troops seized the Ushi point airdrome, and are all sot for a smashing southward i drive. They have already won control of the entire northern tip of the island. Turning to the Asiatic mainland —a southeast Asia command com- munique says British imperial columns have killed 330 enemy soldiers near eastern India's Palol to Tamu road. An announcement from Chung- king discloses another 200 Nipponese were slain in China by American 14th Air Force Warhawk fighters. The pilots—in three missions ranging from Saingto to Changsha —set fire to several large-buildings and warehouses. They Are Reported To Have Crossed To West Bank Of The Vistula, Fifty Miles Southeast Of Polish Capital Record Month Behind Red Drive STARA&-RUSSA U. S. S. R.J May Have Laid Open Warsaw's Southern Defenses To Flanking. Attack GERMANS SAID TO BE PREPARING FOE- BATTLE FOR CITY Victory For Russians There May Come Sooner Than Is Expected War- •A's' : thc-Il«d'nVmy'nppi'onchrs'tho very (fate of Warsaw In ono'of history's most spectacular surges, something of the accomplishment of a single month can. he. gathered hy noting the darkened area nn the map. On June 2.1 nl, the Russians opened thoir summer campaign and exactly one month later, operating under seven front commands, had pressed 317 miles toward Warsaw from a point east of Mogi- le.v to tin; furthest point of penetration north of Urosl>IJtovsk. Since July 2:! Lublin has fallen, advances have noon made all along the line, hut the most sensational gains are on Warsaw, as indicated ))>• Hit; arrow. (International) —When you tlilnk of Vacation und Holidiiy Clothe*, lt'» Mapline! 1 * Xaniciitiiek'i Fnnhlori Center, where Style und Low Price BO hand In bund,—Adv. Over 37 Tons Final Scrap Paper Figure The final return's) of the Nauga- tuek paper salvage reported alter a pickup of "leftovers" Wednesday showed 74,330 pounds of scrap paper collected, C. Arthur Pager, chairman of the local salvage committee, announced this morning. This figure -is u bit over 37 tons. The street department collected 2,378 pounds yesterday. The next pick-up of waste paper will be in September. .No Developments On Dump Question In Boro As .Yet No new developments were reported concerning the site of a new borough dumping ground today. Warden Leo J. Brophy said that he had no comment to make to the press. ' A site within the borough seems very unlikely as the committee of the borough board of_warden and burgesses has been unable to find one, It was reported sometime ago.. A dumping area outside of borough limits is being considered, but negotiations with the'owner have not apparently been concluded. The Cherry street extension dump was closed about' 1 two 1 weeks ago, since it was condemned as a lire hazard to the nearby Naiiga- tuck Synthetic plant t>y the War department. The town'- has; bceri using the Eastern Malleable,.' Iron; .Co. dump on Bridge'street with 1 'a request that local industrial plants do not use it. Many protests have been raised by residents of the . North ,Main street area because of fires and the smoke coming from the dump.". Entertaining Of War Prisoners Is Being Opposed Air Cadet Exams To Be Given To Local Men Tomorrow Lt. Bart Keaveny, AAT, Will Be In Charge Of Three-Hour Exam Boston, July 27—(U P)—The Massachusetts Women's auxiliary of the Veteran? of Foreign Wars has voted to withhold its $50,000 soldier entertainment Fund. Spending of the V-F-W money awaits completion of an Army investigation of alleged disorders among Italian war prisoners. .The women's group is against entertaining any .''prisoners. Said thej-:—'-We have decided that the department can do its best work by helping- our own boys." In Natick—another group of mothers planned banning: prisoner entertainment. Their anger was the result of a near-riot Sunday after a wounded American soldier criticized "coddling" of Italians. The Army Air {Force qualifying mental examination for air com-1 bat crow training; as pilot, navi-1 gator, bombardier and gunner, will | be given to eligible 17 years old j boys, tomorrow morning at 9 u.. I m. in Room 14, at the post office, | Lt. Bart T, Keaveny, officer in j charge of tile A' A' F. Examining Board, said today. Lt. Keaveny has been, interviewing 17-year-olds since early this week. About 35 boys have been interviewed. The examination tomorrow will last three hour.?. Those who sue- I'.cssfully pa-« the examination will not be called to active duty until they reach IS. Interviews will be continued, today. 4,100 Auto-Use Tax Stamps Sold At Post Off ice Frank —Gush paid for musical Instruments, planoH, radios, phonograplm. Metro Muxlc. Mart, 88 Church St. Tel, 0287—Adv. •'•' Tax Office Expects No Final Rush As Business Stays Steady ' A last minute rush of great pro-' portions is not expected ut the tax orllee, Patrick McKeon, tax collector,- sojd today. •Business has been coming in at a fairly steady rate with the approach of the deadline July 31 for the first pftymcnt on property tax- :es, he said. After July 31, interest will be added. - | • Many local property owners have :already paid the amount due this ;month, thus eliminating chances of ;a potential final rush, Mr. McKeon isaid. New State Asst. Fuel Head Appointed Ralph S. Goodscll of Stratford, chief air raid warden for the suite since May, 19-13, has been appointed deputy state fuel administrator, it was announced today by State Fuel Administrator Scth TV. Carley. Mr. Goodscll also will also continue his duties in the protective division of the State Wai- Council. Mr. Goodscll succeeds Bishop von Wcttbcrg of Oxford who resigned to go into service with the Marines. The work of the fuel oflicc includes organization of local committees throughout the state to handle emergency fuel problems during the coming winter, and Mr. Good- scll has extensive experience in organizing the air raid warden services throughout Connecticut. San Francisco, July 27—(UP)— Tokyo 1-a.dio claims the English are using 1 700 bombers, "2,000 fighter plauvcsi and more than 100,000 men to convbat German robot bombs.- Th-e broadcast—mode by a Japanese news agency dispatch from .Stockholm-—also said several hundreds of'-llnti-aircraft batteries have been shifted to the south-j ern English - coast. Grtc.n. postmaster, this morning that -!-300 nuto-usc tax stamps were sold since they were put on sale in June. This figure is 30 more than the amount -sold lust year, when •i.070 were purchased by Naug'.ituck automobile owners. Stamps at third and fourth class post offices will not be sold after July 31. Stamps at the local post office will bo obtainable throughout the year, :it the face-value of the stamp. Pro-rated stamps, however, can be secured from internal revenue branch offices in Waterbury, Hartford or New Haven, ar.d other offices in the state, Mr. Green said. Recently reported thefts of automobile stamps from cars brcug-ht a repeated cautioning; to tsucpc crs by collector ot' internal revenue, Frank W. Kruemer, to make a note of the serial number o the s'tamp- nnd the date and place oi purchase, so that 1 , if the stamp is lost or stolen t.ho taxpayer will have the necessary information to enable him to file an affidavit with the collector's office. Marking the back of stamp with ink. stating the car type, license number, engine number, will also discourage the removal of the stamp. (By United Prosw) The Russians are reported the Vistula river, seating the or the final drive saw, V Moscow report by w.iy of U;o London radio this morning says .he Sovj/ils crossed to the -'vos't bank of Uie Vistula about 50 miles ihcast of the Polish capital. Another Eriijsh broadcast says nhcr Soviet columns, remaining n'lh; cast banks- of tile Vistula, driven, to within 37 miles of Varsaw. • • - . , ' • The reported forcing of the Vis- u)a, the last. big water barrier be- ore Gcrrna.ny and only 1-iO miles rom the Reich, ;ai<d open War- •iw's southern defenses, to a fldTik- ig. attack at which the Russians re. masters. The Russians were niasjing their forces at newly captured. DeWin, 5!3. miles southeast, of tile Polish" capital. ' . And while Marshal Sialin's armies punched, their" way in toward War- .Waw, 'a- British-™ dispatch sai'd ' the city was ,in a state of. acute tension. '' ' " ' ' ' Gerniaii troops arc pictured as pi-tfparinjj. • for -the last bottle for tho city. . .the 'civi-lians arc. said to have opan-ed large scale sruerrilla attacks against the Xa-zi garrisons. Explosions and gunfire sounded daily in, the streets. Victory at Warsaw may cowe sooner -thon expected. Nazi spokesmen h:'nt that the Polish capital and Lwow, the biggost Nazi base in Jowor Poland, must go the \yay ' of Kharkov, Kiev and Smolensk. The Germans say they won't use large reserves to defend Poland, but will hoard ihsm for guarding the Reich itself. From Moscow today, an American mdio correspond'ont (Robert Mngidoff of N-BC) said more victory salutes arc probable tonight. He said the fall of Dvinsk, in Lat- . via; Brcts-Litovsk, and Sianisla- wow, on tho approaches to Czechoslovak i<a is expected. At the northern end of the front, meanwhile, Berlin reported still further Soviet action. Th.-' Russians were said to have' begun a direct attack on Kaunas, t!ie prewar capital of Lithuania, .In Moscow today — the Russian foreign office announced a new development concerning the administration of liberated " Polish territory. Under an agreement between the Soviet Union and the Polish Com- Contii-.ued on Page 3) WAR BONDS COSTKY MISTAKE Norton, Mass., July 27—(UP)— The mistake ot an inexperienced war worker is blamed for -a S50.000 fire. The worker allegedly dropped a. pail ot resin into a gas burner at the J. R. Kilburn Glass company, accidentally setting the building ablaze. All 87 employes will be forced into temporary unemployment as a result. —War workers find that JeffVi Rnstunranl. offers delicious, healthful foods (o kw» one in tip loi> shape, tiicNC 1ml, sticky day*.—Adv. . . iVnshday in the Aleutians, at Amchuka, whore Coi-rcspondcnt KOI tli Wheeler, of the Chicago Times, interviews the owner ol the only pushing machine in all tho Aleutians. Our War Bonds help chase out morc U. S. Treasury Department

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