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>44 WITH WAR BONDS I' S |.l VdLXVin,Np.l75" ESTABLISHEDl885~ A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Fair Tonight Full Report On Pace 3 FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents ••I Gas Station Robbery Nets $200 Gas Coupons Also Taken From SugTue's Service Station, New Haven Rd. Ho «rl Auto lu-ce.isorics—including tires, tubes, »t"! light, bulbs—cigarette, nnd fr-is ration coupons totalling .|«r> pillyn.i, approximately, were stolen hy thieves from Sugruo's Sinclnir«. % " > rvici; station on New Haven road sometime during last right. I'm Sim-rue. Salem road, RFD 0, proprietor, reported losses to be about $200. Tho robfcery was discovered by his step-daughter. Charlotte Messick. this morning shortly after 10 u. m. Tnc> thieves forced an entry through " window on the side of the service station, and tore the orllce up. seeking things to steul. A large qua.'itity of cigarettes were removed, anil with the tires also mi.isini;. it i» assumed that the biirplar.-i hud an automobile at ttT".r convenience. That the thieves took their time in i;<>ing about' the break was apparent us they ate some crullers' thn: were on hand in the station. Thi* «'<-i.s the Jlrst break reported here in several weeks. Previous hroiiks took place in the northern , pan ot town, occurlng with regu- liirity, practically, each week-end, (or two weeks. This Is the tlr.-n instance in a long time that n night during the week WHS selected Cor a robljory, Police fire Rescue JRobot-Fire Victims Americans May Soon Be On Road To Paris; Nazis Are In Retreat Along 40-Mile Front Where Yanks Strike "New Blows PALAU IS C'ivili:in resells workers help to romovi- tenants of u I-omloii upnrt- 'iit house hit hy N'a/.i rnliot Ixmilvs. Tho Xa-/.ls hiivi; increased their liif biuiili offcusivr u«ainst Kni, r lund and havir iiiaufturntwl tho e 1 of incendiary dcvicc.-s in the ri'^-ular .1,00ll-i>ouiul robot. (Intcr- 1CT Crew Member Spends 25-Day Leave In Boro Krancis Caulficld. Motor Machln- ist.i Mate. 2-C, -i«- HpundtnK--ii~ 20- i!ay shore leave with .hl< mother, Mrx. Cnthrrlnr; ' Caulfleld, of 237 South Main street, 'The sailor, in thn navy sln.i'c January, IMS, rottmrcd from the South Pacific, where he took part in the invasion of th:; Ma.rs.linH islands. Stationed on an LCT. M-M Caulfield escaped injury durlr.j; the operations. He has ticcn awarded tho Navy Dlstiniruished Ssrvico I'ib- bon. Prior to his enllstmenr, ho wn* employed In the mechanical department of the U. S. .Rubber Co. He attended N a u >,'a t u c k hlK.h ^chn^ll, and local grammar .schools, Thi' sailor cclchratcd his 21.it birthday yesterday. Elks To Hold Annual Outing At Schildgen's Grove Sunday Union City Radio Gunner Awarded Air Medal In England Ti.-rh. Sift. Wtillace T. Saxton USAAF, w:m recently awarded tin Air Medal for service with thi air fnrw in JCntrland. Sfrt, Wallnc' Is Ihi 1 son of Mrs. Viola Bona. o "leu.^t street. ^lliiw ni.-my combat missions Kgl Wfilbn'c h;-s completed hy ill Is time I" not known. The Air Medal u-u;iiiy aw.-irded after IS fllch Tho [Jnirvn Cityite, overseas since Mrly this sprln.-,-. is a radio gunner in n Liberator bomber. 'I'hr snri,'p;mt is marrlod to the Cornier Violet Mtkc of May »tro-;t. UK h.-is boon in the army since Dec, 2«, 19.12. Raymond J. St. John Heads Committee In Charge Of Affair The .Elks' club annual outing: will taUn place this Sunday at Schild- Kon'tt grove, stai'ting at II a. m., Raymond J. St. John, chairman of the committee *ol' arrangements, said this morning. This year tho Elks plan a beef barbecue,' and about 300 are ex- Temperature .Report After a bit of rain lust night, l>"'l Hermans, who was washed iilrnosi down to Seymour by thn driving currents!, dried out sufll- ciently tn sicy that wn WDUkl hnvo u nic... week-end with plenty of sunshine ;ind heat. f!i-'l is going horseback riding unil preft-i-s to nrlo In the M(in, and 80 Plftlicts f n j|. jiklOM. •Midnight 6S 3 a, m G8 " n. m C7 '•' -i. m 82 •' n. m 82 N'oon . . 91 1 !'• m. . '.. . 94 HOLDS KKCOKD ^Pi'lnulii-ld, Mass,. July 28— CUP) — lh(> .Springfield armory lends the nation in quantity production of dingl,' weapon. Xo other war pl ""t in the country can beat the Armory's record of 3.000,000 Gar- «m ririos. The three millionth Gar" nrl will l>c luted with a special placed in the company's •">ck museum, Daughter Of Ex-Boro Residents Says Robot Bomb "Ball Of fire" Stalemate On British Sector Of The Normandy Front Continues • '.. ALLIED PLANES, GENERALLY ACTIVE OVER ALL FRONTS German Robot Bombs Cause More Destruction,In London and South England (By United Pretw) Tile Americans mi Normandy appear to be well on the wuy to crashing out of the beachhead bottleneck—and hitting the road to Paris. Allied observer^ predict they will wh;;el around and lunge for the French capital u-s soon as they have smashed enemy resistance in western Normandy. The Americans already have Hitler's forces in wild retreat all along the 40-mile western 'half of the front. Supreme headquarters say there is no longer "any question of a line in the United States se tor." The proportion; 'of the Germa rout arc mounting almost hourly Seventy thousand Nazis — fleeln southward at top speed—-are bein hounded by American tanks, troop and planes. Three thousand'pris- oners were taken in tihc first thre days of our offensive—an'd Unite Press War Correspondent Hcnr Gorrell counted at • least 700 "mor streami-np back from the'front 1 'in trucks this morning, A break-through to the int'crio of France can come at any time-— a.'id would probably result in an Allied westward-advance rivalling the pace . of Germany's 1940 push to the Frer.cli coast. General Bradley's tank column OPA Says Woman Has Perfect Right To Snore In Sleep ChluiRO, July The Offico, of J'rlce Administration NIIVH u wnmiin hiiw a perfect rlfflit to nnore In 'her The Chicago OPA rental dl-. vIMon received a letter from a worried tenant who -wrote that her landlord hud demanded that she do something about her snoring — which sins admitted — had neon going on every night for 20 years. Said the. Oi'A— "Me can't evict you on that account." Battles May Soon Be Fought At Pisa And Florence, Italy Tallinn Tifft,' daughter, of Asslst- nnt Postmaster and Mrs. William Tifft, former local residents now living in Seymour, wrote '.home recently from En^kind, Whore she is the assistant superintendent of nurses of the American Red Cross in I-.on.don. concerning the flying bomb that the Nu:-:is have been usir.ir. Destruction caused by the bom.bs, .--.h'. 1 scutjcl. was of no 'military value. "At nij;lii, they ,irc a weird, sieht. Thoy look like a ball of fire point: across the sky. then the motor ruts am! tlio lifrht starts losing alti- ttidu rind K'>es out too, -just be-fore :L brilliaiii orange jjlow lights up the sky and the runlly powerful .vplosinn send.s debris flyin-fr up into tile :iir. You can hour the • bricks and rubble comirifr down for a loiij,' time after the thing explodes." Miss Tifft ai.vo mentions nicotine • hut- brother, .Eiisi^ii' Austin TIffl. of thy U. S. Navy, who took pail in D-Day activities aboard a battleship. The- family is' well known Nuiigitluek. in Chnl rniun pcctcd to attend. Besides the cat- inf,'. sport I nK events arc also being .•irnmfrrxi by the committee. Others serving on the jfi-oup ni-c Lul«: Comislcey, John McCrofu-y, James Wrinrv Croslow Klim.'LS/cw- ski. Al^rid 7<;iKf;(nclcfi.«. Henry Schil(lK>:n, Piorcc Casper, .Patrick V. McKi.'On, Kflwarcl Hennessey, arifl T-ouis Triano, Tickets sire available from any member of the committee. Advance sales of tickets indicate that the expected atfendance will bu prcs- unt. It. Goodwin, USN, Flown To England For New Duties Lt. Geot-Re Goodwin. U. S. N.. K. r , D. -, who recently completed cmir. u n of spoci-ili/.Pd instnu'tirtn it tho U. S. Naval Frontier Base In ]firle.-:on, S. C.. is now reported o bo on duty wo me where- in TZgg- and with the U. S. Navy. Ho wns lou-n over the Atlantic to 'his new title.". Llautonsmt Goodwin nttendod -.prlnprflcM collc«-c and received-his ia.sto.r'i( clepreu from the Univcr- ity of New Hampshire, where he wis cn.f;:i£rcd ns n te-achor and oach prior to entering N.-ival s"erv- c;c In March, 19-l.t. Interviews For Girls Interested In Joining WAVES Specialists .loan True and Christinn Lawrence, of the Connecticut Waves recruiting unit will be at the Navy recruiting station, Post OlMcc building, Watcrbury, Saturday, July 2!i, and will be, pleased to interview any local .voting women who may be interested in joining tho WAVES. The- unit is headed by Ensign Jran B, Lett. The Victoiy House on tho Watorbury gi'ecn will bo headrjuartors for the unit on their next visit in this .section during (he week of August 1-1 to 10. are- driving forward at will undei a mlgh.ty--um>breH" of 'dive-bomb crs, .I'ightcrbombers and- fighters They have engulfed dozens o roadside villages and lhamlets. ' The most important. advances were toward and around the- rai way hub of Coutancos. Tank vanguards have ripped to within two and one tihjrd miles of tlie town— and its fall is considered imminent Several tank columns outflanked Couumces • with the capture of the eight-way highway junction of Cerisy-La Salle, 11 miles southwsst of St. Lo—and Notre Dame-Lie Cen- iily, nine and a quarter miles southeast of Coutance-i. Capture of Coutances would trap the remnants of seven badly mauled enemy divisions, In the central sector of the front —United Press War Corres-pondcat James McGIincy says, the Yanks have advanced to a point one and a half miles' north ot Tessy-Sur- Viro. ten miles due outh of St. Lo. Reconnaissance pilots say t/io-'Gcr- man's appear to have evacuated Tcssy. The American command is smashing at Ico-st five big armored prongs through the retreating Germans west, southwest and south of St. Lo. Our forces have captured important high ground jua.t below St. Lo —from which Gorman artillery had been shelling tlio town. They also •scored new gains between St. Lo Continued on Page 3) (By Cnit«<l Press) In Italy, two big battles are brewing. , : A British bradcri.st says >'.-:w Zoalondcr.s now are only six miles from Florence. And at Pisa, the American-s arc' mrussinf troops to- clear Nazi forces from the city. New Zealand tanks and infantry paced the British Eighth army yesterday, capturing two towns seven miles from Florence* Today, Uhcy pushed on another mile, despite fanatical' Nazi^resistance. Big British guns now are well within artillery range of the ancient contar of commerce and culture. Another British force ,!ias gained four and n. half miles in a drive apparently aimed at • cutting the A'rrio..river'.20 mile.s i wca.t. v of F'or-. cncc.' '" I The' German radio says the Allies 'have opened a large-scaJc offensive below Florence, but there is no Allied confirmation. At Pisa, American ,-ind German forces are exchanging heavy artil- ery fire across the Arno. However, ' there is r.o indication that tile city of Pisa itself is under firs. On the -Adriatic, Polish forces have fougiht into the outskirts, of a fishing viilnge at the mouth of Mlsa river. There still is. no Allied comment on the German report that Aliied hips 'apparently were attempting An American tuMi force, according to yve Tokyo radio, has stuck with carrier plane* at the Jap bases of 1'alau and Yap, shown in clcmc-u|>N In upper maps. The atl.icK. the second made on strongly- fortifieil Piilan, which is known as the Japanese Singapore, may foe it prelude to a norles of assanltx designed to neutralize the Island /or the eventual Invasion of tin: Philippines. Mindanao, oni the southern tip of the FhilippincK, is 575 miles west of. Palau. (International) Three 17-Yr. Olds Pass AAF Written Exam Today At P. 0. 1.58 Inches Of RainFeIMn Borough Yesterday amphibious iandir.ps yesterday on .he northwestern coast of Italy. Memorial Services or Pfc. R. Baummer Memorial services for Pfc. Kob- rt Baummer, who was reported illed in action in France on June will be held Sunday morning at 8 . m!, in conjunction with the regu- \r Sunday services, of SI. Michael's hurch, it was announced this •lorning. Rev. Arthur Lewis will conduct he services. 'Pfc. Baummer was the son of rs. Viola Baummer of 90- Oak treet. Late News Bulletins New Purchaser For "U. S." Appointed Stanley \V, MacKenzIc has been appointed director of purchases of United States Rubber company to succeed George M. Tisdalc. 'recently elected a vice president and member of the executive committee of the company. He previously served as assistant director. LONDON REPORT London, July 28—(UP)—Supreme headquarters said today that American troops had advanced two miles south of Lc M'osnil Herman and'had cut a lateral road. Thoj ah'o advanced two miles s-oiith of Lesswy, capturing the liamlet of Marguerite. Other American forces capturec Corbuehon in a four-mile advance south of. the Lessay highway. . . : ' Some rain foil laic yesterday n.f tcrnoon in the borouffh and th surroundinpr area. As :i matter o fact, rain up to the amount of 1.5: inches fell, according to the Nau Katiiclt Water Co. And it vcallj fell! Lipht showers started oar'.y ir the afternoon, but with the ap pron.ch of eveninjy. heavy stonr clouds frn.thered, darkening- the earth below. Locnl streets were filled with water incli'cs deep durinpr the highest point of the storm shortly aftei G p. m. Manhole covers were forccc open by the rushing wmcrs in the scwer.ijic system. North Main street looked like Ihe Eric Can.il on n smaller scale. Many cars were reported to have sta.llod from moisture working ir.to clcrtrical parts. In Watcrbury, on South Main stre'ct at the Ln.torsection of Louns- btiry street, -a virtual InJte w,-is formed by swirling waters. Cars— and drivers—were stranded until tho waters quieted down a bit. Many collars were ;il.so rcport- 'cd to have been flooded. The street department this morning wont out to clear up debris that had • gathered near sewers and curbs where the water was over-abundant.. Only one washout was reported, Harold Murlh.i, superintendent of streets said, and that was on Orchard terrace. The sewer in that area was too small to take care of all that water ;lt one time, Mr. Murtha said. "K-ntN, plant Jfi'tro M,,,,!, "I. 5287,—A for inu»lciil Inntrii- !, rmllo*, jilionoirntjiliM. Murt. 8H Church St. —When ynu think of Viicntloii mid Hollil;i.r ' Clothes. if.s Riipliacl's NiniKatuck's FiiNhlon Conlor. whcro Styli. :ind T.ow I'rlcc go linnil In hiinrt,—Adv. HOLDING. CONVKXTION" Hartford, July 28—(UP)—The 7tali,in-Americ;i.n World War Veterans arc holding their tenth nn- nuai convention in Hartford. The session will continue through Sunday. JVational Commander Anthony Lleso of Mattapan, "Mnss.. will be the principal speaker at a banquet Saturday night. /TRAGIC MISTAKE N in tli A.ir Force Headquarters, in 'Norman dy, July 28 — (UP.) —It is revealed-that some 50 American bombers dropped their lauds short ol' tho assigned area in Normandy lust Tuesday.-Several American soldiers-,were killed and wounded. The 1 tragedy occurred during the record 3,000-plarie bombardment of Nazi linos west • uf St. Lo. The mistake .was 'said to 1 be-'the result of poor visibility due to smoke obscuring' the ground. ADDITIONAL STAMPS ' W.'islihigtn, July 28— (UP)—The OPA lias made good eight additional:. ration stamps. Five blue stamps, to go into use-next-Tuesday, are B-5, C-5, D-5, E-5 and F-§, Throe new red stamps to become valid Sunday are A-5, B-5 and C-5, 1 All will be. good for an indefinite period. Scout Officials Attend Meeting: At Caftip Mattatuck Two local Scout council members attended n dinner-mectins; at Camp Maltatuck Tuesday niRlu. John Hayes, Sr., tmd. John Hayes, Jr., were among a party of Mattatuck council officials who made a tour ot inspection of the Plymouth camp. Others included in the party were: "J. Milton Burrall Jr., council president and council members, Edward S. Wotkyns, Louis A. Walsh, Napoleon Charbonncau, William Lovett, Ernest Christoffcr- son, Murray Grossman, Jumes Miller, Walter H. Deacon, and Harold Manning, Trio To Report For Physical Examination In New Haven Of eoight 37-year-old boys from this vicinity taking the examination in order to qualify mentally for air combat crew training, three passed the three-hour long Lest this nlbrninfj. Austin T. Ford, Bethany road. Beacon Falls, Elmer S. B;inno. 26-1 Waliclec avenue, Ansonia, and Charles Nardcllo, SOS South Main street, will report lo New Haven Wednesday for physical examinations, at government expense. If they arc found to be physically qualified, they will be enlisted 11 tho Army Air Corps Reserve, ,ind will be entitled to receive certain education deferments before they are called to active service. Interviews were granted ^jjj s pnst week at tho Post Offico by an AAF Lravclinfj examining board, and today were under the super- New Borough Dump In Beacon Falls Eastern Malleable Iron Co. Grounds To Be Closed Today, Warden Says After several weeks of intensive search for a dumping .ground by a committee of the borouRh board, of warden and bur^esse*. a ' Bitc has been secured in Beacon Falls, Warden Leo J. Brophy announced this, morning. The new dumping ground is located in the Pines Bridge section of Beacon Falls on Lopus road. This road is the first right after crossing the Naugatuck river at Pines Bridge. i Mr. Bropby said this morning that of the several sites proposed and inspected by the borough board committee, none of. the sites were desirable, particularly because of justifiable objection to the .smoke nuisance and fire hazard to nearby residents. State laws protecting public reservoirs also entered the picture. Mr. Erophy said. And to continue an orderly disposal of. rubbish, the committee was forced to seek an out-of-town area, he said. Miser's lot at Cherry street extension, used for some years by the borough, was closed at the" request of the War Department, since the department, felt that the-dump created a fire hazard to the war plants near by. About two weeks ago, the Eastern Malleable Iron Co. offered the borough temporary use of its private dump on Bridge street, an offer that was gratefully accepted, and that, allowed the Cherry street extension dump to be closed. Complaints, however, were voiced by residents of the North Main street area. Mr. Erophy added that the EM.I dump will be closed today, and the new dump put into use immediately- ' Russians Have Scored Another Major Victory (By Cnllod Press) Russia's vision of USAAF. The tnivelinp boa:-d is expected offensive has scored another major victory. The Polish fortress city ot Breast- Pi to vsk fell to the Red army today. The German high command says the Nazis evacuated the city nnd fought back to new positions through the narrow escape corridor. The Russians already had almost encircled Brcst-Litovsk, the Historic city where the German-Russian peace treaty was signed in. World War One. The fall of JSrcstLitovsk pulled Lt. Bart Kcaveny, I forward the last loopinpr salient in the thousand-mile eastern front. The Nazis also report that fipht- tr> return ypain to Nnugntuck in inp has broken out .it Przemysl, the fall for more interviewing and another Polish fortress 60 miles examining. west of IAVOW. If the report is Further information may be ob- tnined by calling or writing to the Xrmy Air Force Examining Board, i area. Orange street armory. New Haven, Conn., nnd the Elk's club, 2-4 Pros- >ect street., Hartford. Inquiries may )C mnde between the hours of 8 m. and 5.i>. m. true, the Red Army was pushed forward another 20 miles in that Twenty- One Killed n Crash Of Army Ambulance Plane Glasgow, Scotland, July 2S—CUP —Twenty-one persons, including oundod American soldiers anc no United States Army nurse were killed when a troop-carrying 1 ambulance plane crashed near th Mull-of-Gallow.iy last night. Military authorities say the plan apparently struck a. cliff and j crashed on the rocks below. There I were r.o survivors. Many bodies wore charred beyond recognition. j The pin no wns cnroutc from ! southern England to a Scottisl' hospital. Two other troop transports which were making the trip landed safely at an RAF station. Local Soldier Gets Good .Conduct Medal Pvt. Peter P. Rupprcri, now sta- .ioned in a hospital somewhere im g-land, was awarded tl)c Good Conduct. Medal recently, it was eal-ned today. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caesar Rug-geri, of -13 Cocn street. REBUILD STREETS Boston, July 28—(U P)—Strect- in Boston -is sroinjr into . Boston Public Works Commissioner Georfi-e G. Hyland estimates that the Hub will rebuild about 35 miles of streets by summer's end. The cost will be about $1,000,000. Major projects include partial reconstruction of Columbus avenue. Federal and State streets, Knccland street and Blue Hill avenue. —War workers find that .Tctf'n RcNlaunuil. oftVrn delicious, healthful foods to keep one In tip top shape, these hot, sticky days.—Adv. The German acknowledgements indicate the Russian tidal wave continues to surpe westward after ycstcrday'sepic victories. One Soviet force has swept, to within 30 miles of Warsaw with (Continued on Papc 8) Former N.H.S. Athlete Plays Ball In France In a letter to ;his pni-cnts, .Mr. and. Mra. Julius Furs of- Crown street, Corp. Prank Furs said that baseball games are a welcome relaxation after the grimmer task of war. Corp. Furs, a field artilleryman, graduated from NauKatuck high in June. 19-12. and had been a. mainstay on varsity athletic teams — shortstop on diamond. n«d a member of the New England champion basketball team. He has participated in several games since he landed in France some time HRO, Ire said. A brother, Sgt. Edward Furs, who is stationed in England, also wrote that he taas played some ball. Sgt. Furs, a member of, the Army Air Forces, was also a mcm- of the Naugatuck high Baseball team. ON' HONEYMOON Portsmouth, N. H., July 28—(UP) —Former Governor John H. Bart- ctt of. New Hampshire is honey- nooning. His New Hampshire rtands reveal that Bartlctt wed Jrs. Mildred C. Lawson of Wnsh- igton in Washington last night, 'artlett is a former president of he Civil Service Commission and former assistant postmaster-general.

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