Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on July 31, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, July 31, 1944
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'WITH WAR BONDS ."A Prbgressive NeWspapeircFor > Progressive 'Community' WEATHER Fair. Tonight Full Report On P»ce 8 , No. 177 "ESTABLISHED 1885. MONDAY, JULY 31, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price three Cents Local Soldier "Hotel Man" for Invaders Corporal Felix Lamparella In New Role With Army Engineer Force (ti|HH'!»l tn Till- Sl'Wd) ; Ira ,| ( ,iini-tors. European Theater „[ Opi > r»t io " s " L: - Sc(:l lo tloin £ ll " lorta of odd J»' )S - th » United States Arm y Knsinerrs had a brand new role in t hc » M!l{luIt on Eui'opc. Corporal Felix I-amparella, son of j]r<i. V. Uiniparellji of Maple LLT- ruce, N'mipniurk reveals. They provided "hotel service" for the iJiownnds u! tactical troops mn*s«l '" thc ' n'arshalling uroas !,tfpro the t.-iUr-off. L'p n Ren")' curving drive bor- dcrci! by flowering rhododendrons, [lie officers and onlistod men o( the Pasi- Section headriuiu-tcrs arc cntchini: th.-ir b'-eath. In their XLi.ien hut.", close by the white column!" of what was formerly a country's squirris abode 1 , they arc flowing over the fact, that the En- pinoei'M h;m v (lone I', again. "We claim <.'-' be versatile." said Colonel Oirl R. Shaw, Base Sec>ion i.-nginoer. "but this was something now. even for us." In their peaceful garden retreat. [he headquarters personnel seem to be very far from war. But they were furiously busy ' for weeks ranking all the plans for taking care of i he troops while they waited at alurt stations for D-Day. Sinco fill of the housekeeping equipment o!' the invading units had ht-on fully narked, someone M to give' them food, b'jds, sanitary fjicilities and other neccssT-. •ti(« for living. Firm, "f JiU, most, of the camps ittil to he enlarged. Ill most cases Uitlr capacity was Increased many- told. Then there was' the urgent mod to camouflage them well. Thcrp must be no chan/lj of the nmpst being spn'.ted from the air. '"All this was straight engineer work ' It was done with usuul'spoud r : i.iit thoroughness, • (t was later- that the engineers look over as COO|<M, KPs. supply mon, and the like. Naturally, there. wf: ftonie grumbling about "the dh'fy old engineers having to do. Ihc job nobody else wanted to," but before long, '.hry got the spirit or the thing and actually had some lun. Knsides. additional personnel oimi: in to relieve them, leaving them as hossi.'s. Often fhero would be a lieutcn- nnt of the engineers as camp commander. It didn't matter- a bit Hint a general of the field forces w;i« pn-Hf-nt. The lieutenant was •trictly in charge. If he'd wanted to make n general clo some extra polirinj.- up. theoretically he could hllVl; dnne sn. . Bcsidrs the Engineer General Service regintentH, there were platoons and c"mp-'inif.» of engineers expert in waterproofing, fire right- in);, wnter supply, engineer stores, Ptc. Snme \ thei'e just in case of emergency. Tf, for example, CJprmjins homherl. there were buli- ilozers to fix thing. 1 ! up and bridg- ItiK inJiti'rialM to replace those tic- Ktroyi'rl, .N'o contingency was ovcr- Industrial Targets In Manchuria In their third foray into .I:ip:inese territory, American 1J-29 Superfortresses arc reported to have struck lit Industrial targets In Mukden, Manchuria. Objective!' of the heavy homliiTs may havi: l>cen tho Anshan Iron U'nrks (t»P) ami this ordnance plant (interior photo, bottom) on Mukden's outskirts, (International) Germans Say Russians Have Taken The Important Base Of Kaunas;FightingForWarsaw After Arrest Nazis May Be Unable To Keep Reds From Entering East Prussia GERMANS REPORTED HAVE LEFT SIEDLCE BIG RAIL JUNCTION , And jiftei- the soldiers had gone. the engineers still had work to do. They hud to clonn up and ready the camps for new occupants. A (.major 1 problem was disposing of tlic iinnrmoiiM stocks of clothing nncl equipments the troops loft be- I'in'l. There were mountain-'' of blouses, raps, overshoes, boots- nil of whirli tiad hi.T-n exchanged by I IIP engineers fiv- the precise equipment the rnen needed for the Krrat assault, Four Naugatuck Babies Born In 3-Day Period It's liniiy Time thc.HO day* at M. Miir.v'n Im.spilul In Water- ''iir.v. wllh si-vi-nil brand new fildorits of itn- town havlnc arrived then- in tin; few 'liiys. Siiturd.-i.v nifc-lit Mr. and Mr*. (: '.vil>- Smith nf Walnut xtreet fflcivcil ii lirand new son lit "i" Watrrhury institution, while ( in Sunday Mr, sind Mr.». f>ri ''l«-rl«k Mall of Gorman *'rcct licciimi: thr parents of a, '"n. and Mr. and Mr.t. Jacoh MII(|-/.P| W , I| | { | of Crown street, Proudly iiiinoiincrd the arrival "' n To iniikc .surf that '"tk di<l not mlvt a day In "in rmitlniiity Mince Satlir- ''".v, curly thU inornlne, at St. Mary's, Sir. and Mm, l-'cllx IXtnumd of I'nnd Mill hecame ""• imri-ntt of n don, l'''"ir lialiir.i In thrco da.v.i i« I' fiin- record for any Minall '"Wn ni l( | Thi- XPW.M locUiy c "nt;r;itiilatC!t the |inront.« of """HI- re.Hldt-nl.t. Nazi Armies In Upper Latvia And Estonia Threatened With Entrapment (By-Unilo'd .I'russ) Berlin says Russian foi-ces have captured the key Nav.i base at Kaunas on the {ipproaches to East Prussia, while another. Russian army has opened the battle for Kaunas, the pro-war capital of Lithuania, has been captured by troops of the third While Russian nrmv that is bearing down on ICfust Prussia from two directions. Another force from the same army Is sweeping across the Suwalki triangle that was annexed to Jv'LSt Prussia in !103!>, Russian spearheads are within 22 miles of Germany's homo soil. Military observers believe that with Kaunas fallun, the battered Germans may not be able to keep the S< ff.'ot assault from crash iny Into Mast Prussia itself. Meanwhile, ft Na/.i spokesman says n great battle is rag in Contlnuecl 01 Local Police Officer Foils Restaurant Break Alert work on the pnrt of Officer James .Fenton is believed to have folied an attempt at breaking into Hall's ivstourant at Oak street eariy Saturday morning. Two men are believed to have removed part oC a screen over one f of the restaurant windows fit; Hall's, when scared awpy by the, upproach of Officer Fenton about 2:30 a. m. The policeman heard the noise of the screen Teing removed from tho window, and hurrying to the | scene prevented a possible serious j robbery. Naugatuck police reported today that Rocco Salinardi, proprtctor of Hall's has not »s yet filed any report on the matter of the near- robbery. Naugatuck nolicc are continuing their investigation of the last-robbery it f Sugruo's gasoline station on the New Hnvrn road that, last Friday morning netted the' intruders uootit-.?200 in merchandise. William Rado Denies Reports Of Disagreement William Rado, well known locM Democrat and former borough treasure!' in a statement to The News this inorninK flatly contradicted published reports indicating a rift between himself and the N'auKatuck Democratic party. Mr. Undo who was n.' powerful votc-k r( Htor for the local Democratic party in tho boroufth election of 39-I3 stated that 'he' has always soon oye to eyo with incnl Dnmocrats and that reports to the contrary were without foundation. Mr. Rado was succeeded as • borough treasurer by his brother Rocco, when ho entered the service some months ago, and the mat- Lei- of his ruappolntnicnt to that office, may be introduced at the regular meeting oC tho board of warden and burgesses on Tuesday night. Mr. Rarlo is said to be willing to relinnuish the post to his'broth- er w"ho has again resumed his place here in civilian life-, having taken up his nld position In the salesroom of Ihc Unit'.-d States Rubber Co. a few days ago. ; Several other matters will be j brought up at t.T:e meeting of the borough board on Tuesday, inclucl-: ing the ,-mtriiuatcd building ordnance, sanitary -yewer reports and the'vexing Fern street extension situation may also be 'gone over once again if the board has been able t'> gut Ihc principals into a conference by that time. Ulondi: Frances Farmer, :ji», for- ii!i-r l-ldllywood star. Is shown after eating hniakfast at Anticich, CJ'I., followiiiK: her arrest on charges of vagrancy. .After pli-ading guilty, the ox-actress was given a .Sill suspended fine, She had recently been released from a hospital as cured of a norvoiis ODlhipsc. (International) Local Resident Is Promoted To First Lieutenant Information has been received here of the promotion to the i-iirik of first lieutenant Robert S. Doughy, formerly of 125 Millville avenue. A former local resident ,who is well known here, has been a second Lieu'.-nant for the p« K t sonic months, and the news of his promotion will be of much interest locally. Lieut. Doughty is attached to the Air Corps oC the United States Army. Mrs. Eldon Rohs Died Suddenly In Des Moines FATAL I-IEAKT ATTACK Milforcl, July 31—(UP)-—A retired New Haven fireman.— Joscp'h H. Mulvey — is dead after a 'heart attack. "HO died while .attending- a sol'tball game at Wooclmont. Mrs. Martha (Larson) Rohs, 33, wife of Eldon Victor Rons,' former local resident, died suddenly early Saturday morning . at her home in DCS Moines, Iowa. .. : Mrs. Rohs was born in Williamsport, Pa., Nov. 20, 1910, daughter nf Charles and Justine (Anderson) Larson. She came h'crc in 1932 and was active at .the Salem Lutheran nhurcli and in the Con.cordiasociety of that church. She arid Mr. Rohs were married in 1930 and they moved to DCS Moines, Oct. 15. 1941.- Surviving are iher husband : and parents, two brothers, 'Lt. David Lai-son,'Army Air Corps, stationed in England, and Charles Larson, Jr., of Willinmsport; two .sisters, Mrs. Robert Adams and Mrs. Bil- '.ie Strirjib, both of Williamsport. . Funeral 'services will be.'held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. .at' Salem: Lutheran church. Rev. William R. Frcndberg, pastor, will officiate. Burial .will be in Grove cemetery. Friends may call at .'the Aldor- so:i ftinsr.'U homo, 201 Meadow street, Tuesday from 7 to D p..m. '—IVlicn you tliiiilc of Vacation and Holiday Clothes, it's > Raphael's Niiiig-iituck's Fu.xliion Ccnler, where Style and Low Trice go Juuid in hanil,—Adv, .... •; Navigator On Record Flight Lieutenant Edward .0. Hoey Aids In Bombing Jap Base At Yap ' (Special To Tho News) Headquarters, 13th AAF, Southwest Pacillc, July 31—First Lieut. Fred F. Burr of Gouvcrner, New York, first pjlot in a heavy bombardment-squadron of Major Gen. St. Clalr Strcctt's 13th AAF, participated recently in the first daylight aerial assault by land-based bombers against the key Japanese air and naval base of Yap, 300 miles southeast of Paluu between the Philippines and, the Mariana group. Smashing the enemy aii-neld, where Japanese aircraft are staged enroute to Guam, U. S. big liberators destroyed 18 enemy aircraft on the ground and damaged ten. Fires were observed burning four hours after the attack. Lieut. Barr's navigator was Second Lieutenant Edward C. Hocy of Naugatuck, Conn.; his bombardier was Second Lieutenant Edmund A. Zuehlkc ot Rochester, Minnesota, and Second Lieutenant Richard H. Snider of Louisville, Kentucky was his co-pilot. Other members of Lieut. Barr s crew were Technical Scrgt. Clyde ' .Simpson, engineer from Kansas Jity, Missouri; Staff Sergeant Victor L. Darby, assistant engineer from Policy, Texas: Technical Sergeant Ernest L. Mo ran, radio operator of Bakcrsflold, California; Staff Sergeant • Lonnic J. Gilson, Jr., assistant radio operator of Alcoa, Tennessee; Staff Sergeant Marvin. V. Doolcy, tail gunner of Hopland, California; and Sergeant Robert K. Fcnlon '. of Colchester, Illinois. Lieut.. Hoey is the son of John Hocy of Walnut, street. He has two brothers in tho. service, John . a lieutenant in the -Air Corps, and Thomas, who -is a petty officer in tho U. S.,Navy,and who is now on duty Jn^.tbe .Pacinc war. zone. Nazis' Western Rank In Normandy Is Being Destroyed Awarded Divorce i /* Former' showgirl Mrs, Martha (Mickey) Devine Dodge has hccn granted a divorce it) Reno from Ilorcac K. Dodge, wealthy sports- inan. It Is reported that she rc- cclved ,close to $1,000,000 in cash us a s-i'UIenlent. <International) 86 Names » Added To The Honor Roll Arrival Of Another Batch Of Plates Is Awaited By Local Committee Naugatuck Soldier Is Now Reported In French Battle Zone LATE DEATH SENTENCE Cl'IIELD Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31—(UP) —A federal circuit court of appeals has ruled Thomas H. Robinson must die for the kid- naping of a wealthy Louisville, Ky', society woman in 193-1. Robinson, 36-year-old former University of Var.dcrbill student, had -been convicted in December, 1943 of violating the Lindbergh kidnaping law in the abduction <5t Mrs. Alice Speed Stoll. He wo-s sentenced to death, but appealed. The 6th United States circuit court of appeals upheld the death sentence today. oOo STRIKE IN DETB01T (By United Tress) The -American.. First army, in France is completing the. dcslruc- .ion of Uic Naxi western flank in Normandy. Lieutenant Genera! Omar Brad- cy's tank forces have reached the base of the Normandy peninsula— I a •!•! mile sweep through the Ger- 1 mnn linos in tlhc week-old offensive. A sens-nlionnl 12 - mile gain brought the Americans into Av- ranche at the hinge of the Norman and Brittany pcnins-ula-s. And ! llho American armor is believed • locked in a street battle with the 1 Naxi defenders in Avranchcs. ! The town lies on the south hank of the Sec river estuary previously j considered a possible enemy defense line. The onrushingr Americans rolled down the main inland highway from tlhc area of captured Brohal and presumably crossed the See river and clashed with the enemy in the town. The lightning dash by^pnsscd the prize port of Granville, 1;1 miles .to the northwest and dozens of other towns and villages, dooming 'their garrisons to death or capture, nlhbivmi w Nhu- 2t! k~N ppli— Even now, another American tank column is less _ than three mile's away and closing Iti on Gran- villc, wticrc thousands of Nazia are believed trapped against the sea. Reports from the battlefield make it clear that the headlong American advance spells disaster for the enemy. 1 Front dispatches say the Gcr- , mans are in breakneck flight, ' abandoning tanks and guncii in a.' mad effort'to escape. In tlhc first' six days of the American drive, mora than 10,000 Germans have been" captured, 10,000 more arc believed being' rounded up, and 5,000 . are estimated to 'have been; killed. ; The American forces, including at j least six divisions and 600 .tanks—j routed elements.of 10 Nazi divisions—among' them some of Adolf Hitler's 'toughest—and .'his favorite S-S Das Reich division which started to surrender -by "the hundreds. , . A new bulletin. Trom Uhe United | Press says a German general com•' mandc'r v is reported to have been: I killed by Ail led bombing plane-;, as he tried' to-rally his troops for a stand in western Normandy. Those bombing planes have in-' flicted still 'greater losses on the i enemy. They have lined the path 1 of Nazi retreat with the ^blistered, i twi'stcd, .smouldering remains of I Contlnued : on Page 3) • —War. worker*-„ find tliat Jefl's Rcafauruiit olTeini delicious, healthful foods to keep one In shape, these hot, sticky days.—Adv. Charles F. Daly, treasurer of the Naugatuck Honor Roll committee announced today ' that 86 more names have been added to the tablet on the Green, the work of iffixing. the • plates having been done by Emil, Krarnpitz. Mr. D.aly. .stated that about 100 more "plates lia,'v'c"T5'c'c'iT~5rflcrccTaJn'd 1 that these names will be placed on the Honor Roll just as soon as th.-v names arrive from the manufacturer. . . The names added by the . latest ! group include the following U. S. ! Army. Navy, Marino Corps -and Coast Guard: Manuel Amaral, Raymond O. An, dcrson. -Kenneth L. Anderson, Jo! scph Alvarez. Harold Ash, Ray; mond A. Ash JamXs E. Ahcrn, Vin' cent W. Burke, Bonnet B. Booth, Ronald L. Blckford, ' John J. .Baker, Loroy .H. .Baummer, Donald A. Carroll. George Chicoine, • Elmer Cardinal, Robert L. Carter, Joseph P. Connelly. Thoma.* Dalton, James L. Dai- ton, John J. Dillon, Joseph P. Donahue, Lawrence F. Dunn, Robert DuBois. Jo'seph DziOTgielewski, John Foley, Joseph- Goggin, Gus- tuvc Gisslnndcr, Francii-, J. Hrock, William Hallwiok, William Hemstreet, Elvin L. Heavens, Edward T. Jones, Walter Janus, Emil Juve- wick. Edmund T. .Karabanowski, Harold T. Kinch, Joseph W. Kczcl- cvich. Oliver Le Due, Jolin P. McDermott. Sebastian Mezzio, Richard L. Murphy. Jolm'D. Maxwell, Joseph .1. Mambrino, Carl "Micle, Detroit, July 31—(DP)—Production of Trntt Hi Whitney aircraft onfrlnc parts in In five Chevrolet gear and axle plant* virtually Is at a standstill today. Sonic 3,100 employes of the early shift have joined a strike started Thursday to protest apalnst a Npee^l-up in production. Approximately 7,0<)0 employes arc out at the five plants. oOo OIL INSTALLATIONS HIT .Rome, July 31—(UP)—American heavy bombers raided Romanian oil installations in Bucharest and Plocsti today. KILLED IX ACTION' Continued on Page 3) i _^ ^ Dump Situation Expected To Be Satisfactory Now Warden Leo J. Brophy indicated 'here this morning that 'he felt tiliat the matter of the borough dump on Lopes Road in Beacon Falls would work out to a satisfactory conclusion. The town started dumping rubbish, in that area -last Saturday, having closed the dump at the Eastern Malleable Iron Co. grounds in Union City on Friday. The Union City area which was used for the past several weeks and will be entirely covered' over, and all boxes, etc., picked up, the warden Stated today. Warden Brophy declared' that the area in Bea.con Falls was being rented from a private owner, and not the municipality, and,that the section the borough" is using is well removcd'from'the area also being used there by. the U. S. Rubber Co. and where a fire is burning the major portion of the time. The borough head *statedHhat the need for a dump, is not nearly as crucial here an it. was when'local industries were actively at work dumping .much refuse in t;he' public., areas. Now practically every every factory In town, is taking care of its own refuse disposal problem and the matter is greatly •simplified, .the warden- declared. \Vanhburn, Fis., July 31— (UP) —The first American soldier in' ducted ' lri"the -army-under -the draft law ha* l>ecn killed in action, lie was Lieutenant James B. Manning. His parents' have received word that he was killed 1u Xormandy on June 2Xth after being overseas only a short time. oOo NAMKD KEYNOTER Hartford, July' 31—(UP)—The keynoter of the Democratic jmte convention will bo Senator Samuel D. Jackson ol Indiana. —Cash • paid f6r- musical Instru- mcntH, piano*, radios, phonographs. Metro Miwlc Mart, 88 v Church St. Tel. 5287,—Atlv. More Than 250 Attend Event At St Hedwig's Church Rev. S. F. Nalewajk, \vas host pastor to the annual state meeting of the Roman Catholic Union Of America, which was held on Sunday ut St. Hcdwig's chudch with more than 250 persons in attendance. Alex Piorkowski of Stamford was c-clectcd president of the order and B. Kabimior of Ansonia was chosen vicc-prosidflnt. More than 250 attended a 'banquet, 'held Sunday evening which marked the 25th anniversary of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, local unit of the R. C. U. of A. Speakers were Dr. Col man,, Columbia university professor; Dr. C. Smykowski of Bridgeport, Rev. Nalewajk. .n:-.d Rev. John Wanat, assistant pastor of St. Hcdwig's. Dr. Colcman spoke on "Poland, Its past and Its Future." Delegates from the Children of Mary, and the Rosary society of St.. Hcdwig's church and the church'choir also attended. Leon Kisiclcwski, secretary of the local society for 20 years, was presented a gift. Stanley Za- paO\a was master of ceremonies. yngvfof5CusPat Fr. Nalewajk, Dr. Colcman and Dr. Smykowski also spoke at a. dinner Sunday noon for the state society. Private Robert L. McGowan Is Patient In Army Hospital In England i Private Robert L. McGowan of .the United States Army, a. soti of Mrs. Effie Clay of Olive street, .has been wounded in action in France according to a letter received here. Private McGowan, who was: in. the invasion of France, fought through the first stages of the! invasion successfully, according- to letters home, but after a rest of a. few days wcr.t back into the lines and was -wounded. . The extent of Private McGowan's wounds arc not known, for his letter indicate* tbat he is in a hospital somewhere in England, and morely tells his mother not to worry about him, that he will be all right, and is feeling fine. Mrs. Clay d''d not receive any nolification regarding the wounding of Private McGowan, and today is awaiting official word and more details. Private McGowan's letter to his mother was heavily censored, in fact halt of it was cut away entirely, so that any details were eliminated. An infantryman, he was in the baulo for Cherbourg and apparently was injured when the American drive spread from that city into the St. Lo sector where heavy fighting raged for days. Irving McGowan; well known local resident und a brother of the wounded soldier, is nlso reported now "somcwhei-e in^K-Ancc" and a half brother of tTlo /wo, Fred- crick Clay, is also seeing active service in the U|itod States' Navy, also in the war «onc. _^ . _ The -wounded soldier's frTcmis may reach him by writing to Private Robert L. McGowan, 11103033, .Co. D. 315th Infantry, APO 79 c-p Postmaster, New York', N. Y. Annual Bake Of Naugatuck Elks One of the most successful clambakes in the history of Ihc Nauga- ck lodRe of Elks was held, on Sunday n.t Schildjrcn's Grove or. the East Water-bury road. The CVCIH was attended by more than 100 Elks. Ihe majority members of the local lodpre. Breakfast ' was served starting av 10 o'clock with the bukc itself being ready at -! o'clock. Town Clerk Raymond J, St. John was chairman for event for which Henry Schildgcn, Jr., catered. Builder Sells House And Lot ' Matthew Karbowicz, local builder, has sold a house and lot on Cherry street extension to Leonard S. Gesscck, according fo a warranty deed filed in the office of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John. Two Couples Plan To Wed Two marriage intentions we'-'C filed this morning in Town Clerk Raymond St. John's office. Henry Haydcn, U. S. Navy, formerly of Luke su-ect, Watcrbury, to be married to Isabel Grace Smith of Gorman street. Norton Arten Kaznnjian of the New Haven road and Mildred Eleanor Wcyh of'Scott: street. WAR BONDS FOOD PLENTIFUL Washington.. July 31—(UP)—The Agriculture department socs plentiful food supplies for civilians this fall and winter. Though- smaller amounts of meats and dairy products are in prospect, more fresh fruits, vegetable and*cereal products will be on hand. . •. Signtl Corps Pkat* In establishing: communications on New Georgia.Island, wires nro fastened high in the trees so In- fantryn-ien will .not trample them. Miles of American wiring installation must, be made as the progress of war calU for it. We must <>.»¥ wore War Hands and hold 'em.' • « • . P.$. Tipantril Department

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