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•M . • i LH 8f $M? WITH WAR BONDS 'A Progressive Newspaper For'a Progressive Gbmraunity' 1 WEATHER Rain Tonight Full Report' On Page 3 _ Vol. LXVIII, No. 179 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Beacon Falls Airman Is Wounded Technical Sergeant Fred Howe Injured Over Germany On July 20th (Spwlal to Thi' NewiO fteacim Fulls, Aug. 2—Technical • Sergeant Fred Howe or the United .>tiit«A Army Air Corps tws been w-oiind-.fl in action ovcv Germany, liis mother, Mrs, Emmu WiUdron of Rniln'-'ul. avenue, here, ihos bee informed. The t el twain from the War DC pnrinieiit gave no detail* of UK incident other UKLII to stiitc that i occunvd "n July 20. tv'rgeant Howe is <a gunnel' in a rrconn n.-'.-'-ince-straffing. two man pliino, Jind in believed to liavc been hit eilh.-r ny jihrnpnel or.machine xur. buliuts in m. sweep over t-n oonmimly battle /.one. The wounded airman nan been in the ."i-pvice lor the p'ist one and one half yen™, received the mnjoi purCiiiL oi hi; ti'.lining in TCX und ha.-, been overseas about six months. Hi- in a graduate of Center M'hool and wtus employed by the United States Rubber Co, in tin; time ho entered the .service. Further details of the Incident nrc being anxiously awaited by &ri;.*:ini Waldron's family. Navy Uses Patrol Van As Bus For Employes William Rado Once Again Holds Town Treasurer Post Willuitii Undo. Navy veteran and former borough treasurer, wn.s rc- n;im«'d to his fcirmci' town position .'it Inst night's moetiriK of the Hn;\rd of \Varclen and Bui'pnases, ] N. Carolina it Hard By Turks In Break With Nazis Storm Is Now Moving- Inland Toward Tennessee And Kentucky When J'liilu<li!l|>hiu'N trolley* and IHINCN WI.TU tlixl up by 11 .sudden c-pldemlc of "slckncrtx" among rriotor- mi'ii and drivers, offluial.s of the local U. S. Navy yard borrowed their shore patrol's prtdo and Joy, n specially i-qulpped van s»nirtlim:s ciilk-d Black Marl.i, and pressed it into service a-s shown uliove for h.-iiiltfii.' thi 1 yard's ;«MMw employes to and from their jolis. With temporary makeshifts like tills the city of two million population struggled through its first day of what traction company worker* declined to admit was a strike, (International Soimdphoto) Battle For Warsaw In Critical Phase As Reds Threaten To Storm Through Polish Capital They Are Making Great Effort To Unlock Gates To Eastern Germany ONLY EIGHT MILES ROM PRE-WAR LINE OF EAST PRUSSIA 'ing (ho presentation of"~liif> rraignntuHi or his brother Kocco, whn IIHS Iji'i-n treasurer for tlie fust sum i- months. Mr. r;ado WHS recently honorably il:.i«h;i/X'i-d frtien the Navy and resumed hi.-i fi,irmi-r employment in ""* '.'. S. Ruhher Co. salesroom. Roccn r.ado was not Interested in liciUUni,' tin- trt.-asurer's office, once liis l>rofhcr WHS again available f«v Ih.-it [Kisition to which ho wan rmrnivl | n the baroughV election of 1W3. s Vote nn thf naming of Mr. JXado t" lil,» old post WHS by ballot, with f"iir vnh-s lining c.'ist for him, nnd fhrpi! Manic ballots, apparently b'-ing rji.Mi. by thi- Republican mem- IMTS nf r V H , board. ! '''fin h.'int- bomlarl, with tho np-j Prnviii of -ho r-JorouRh Attorney, Miiriin I, Cnlnf. Mr. Rado will I Twenty German Divisions Cut Off From Retreat In Latvia, And- Estonia (By United 1-ri-ss) The hiittlo for Warsaw has cn- tcred this critical phase. And the F.cd army ••.hr-'-.itons la storm through the Polish capital and bcymul it to unlock the gams to eastern Germany. Powerful Soviet • o r c e s are .••/warming through Warsaw's eastern suburbs and across the Vistula river. The Ru.s;-jans are pushing across tin; Vistula at various points below War.-ijuv. Tlioy were deployed along the- river .a I', the way from Warsaw j.outh to a point only about 70 miles from Kmkow. Tlu re-port ly that tho crossings arc ii great force.-—and nothing lies between the Vistula cind Germany'.-* oasturn, fi-ontiur except tho flat f'oliih plains. North of Warsaw, the Red army only eight, miles from tlie pru- Concert In Union City Tonight Program Announced For Event To Be Held In Bridge' i S"t'ree't r PSr : k" ""."*"" ..LATE. ROMMEL RECOVERING war border of East Prussia. Gen eral Cherni'ikhov.-ilty's entry into old Reich oil from Suwalkl is cx- pei:tetl at any time. A Stockholm n o\«.v;pti po r «iy.s Adolf Hitler movod his hca.dquo.r- ters a few days af;o from Ir.stcr-- burff, Hast Prussia. The journal declares tho recent attempt on hia life occurred there. Twenty German divisions—t.omc 200.000 la 300,000 men—are ,;tit off front lurid retreat in Latvia and Eslonia. N.v/.l positions in LiLli uanla fiicc imminent collapse. Tho Ru.-_viaiis have ulrendy liberated one third of the KI.-UC. •Although 'Russian re-ports speak iy assume office. Have You A Used Car? only of advances on Lhu northern arid central fronts- — Berlin dc! scribos massive Soviet .sma.shc.s in ! the south. Tho Xax.is assert strong Soviel forces are striving to cross the Cnrpat.!ii-ans into Czechosio- .vakia. They say savage fighting is in progress as the Reel army nc.'irw the strategic pas/.age through the mountain r-inge. Radio Moscow sums up the military picture in two pungent V:.-:ritences: "Wo sire pushing forward (Illicitly because it is a very urgent matter to get to Berlin quick- The following is the program being ' given by the Naugatuck Community baud at Bridge struct park in Union City tonight at 8 p. in. The band is under the direction of Daniel Oemcke. . Wsii'defi Leo Brophy announces lhat residents can drive into the Bridge street park and police will supervise parking so that they can listen to the concert in comfort. 1. March—One the Quarterdeck, Alford. 2. Overture—Orpheus, Offenbach. 3. March—American Belle, Hall. •I. Selection—Chimes of-Normandy, Planquottc, I 5. in) Polka—Helena, Grudowski;| (b) Polka—Cialy Do Baltsy; Gri- London, Aug. 2~(UP)—Berlin admitted'today that Field Marshal Ei-win Rommel was seriously injured when, an Allied plane bombed and strafed his, staff cur r in Normandy, on July_17. However. Berlin, said that the erst-, while "desert fox' is out of danger and recovering "satisfactorily." AMERICANS A-UVAIVCiTVC • Supreme Headquarters, Aug. 2 —(UP)—American expeditionary forces—u hr,ud<|imrtcrx spokesman Nays strong American, armored _ forces .. .,»-<S!.^,.,jtlnshlnir through tho northeastern corner of Brittany. oOo—"- COURT'S FINDI3VG Ottawa, Aug. 2—'UP)—A Canadian court of inquiry says it has determined that 19 Canadian soldiers have been wilfully murdered by the Na/,is while held ns prisoners of war in Germany. ——oOo ORDERED TO KETUK>' (1. Overture 1 —Queen of the North .Fulton. 7. March—Steel King, St. Clair. Intermission S. Mni-ch of the Services. 9. Descriptive—A Hunting Scene Bucaiossi. :o. (a) Waif/,—Jiik S/.ybko Mi- jnja Shwile, Omcc'/.uk; (b) Polka— Julcia. Podgorsky. 11. Overture — Lustpiel, . Kclei'- Bela. 12. March—Lfilonn, Fulton. Star Spangled Banner. Plumbing Board To Hold Parley Here Thursday Milwaukee. Auc. 2—(TIP)—The (.'.v(x'iiti>f; liourd of Hie CIO Unit- otl Automolillc Workers to'day tossed Noslor Di'Nsy, prcsidenC. IVK! nil other officers of Ktriklnp Local No. 235 out of office. The «\\-i'Cutivi.' hoar,| called upon 7,000 union members to rrturn to their jolis nt the Chevrolet plant In Detroit. MANY ARRoSTS (By United I*re»») The hurricane,' which' struck the North Carolina coast at the peak of its fury last night, now is moving Inlf.nd .toward Tennessee and Kentucky. However, the weather bureau says the gale is diminishing. No deaths have been reported but dozens of persons arc ~(->.ig after being struck by limbs of treated at Wilmington hospitals trees, broken window gloss and flying debris. The SO-mile-an-hour wind, accompanied by a torrential downpour, held its peak for more than an hour along a. 20-mile strip of the T»Torth. Carolina coast frorn Fort Fisher to Wrightsviiie beach. Storm warnings were given in time, for thousands of vacationers to be rushed to Wilmington by bus from their isolated beach Homes. Cots were hurriedly set up in public buildings and Red Cross workers served coffee and dough- .nuts to the storm refugees. As the city was plungr/ into darkness, ; surgeons pert'ofriVod emergency operations by candlelight. Hurricane lanterns, lamps and candles flickered in homes and evacuation posts. • And--telegraph' outlets were cut and emergency linemen braved the wind -and' rain to repair -wires. , The streets of Wilmington and surrounding towns.became roaring streams fed by the downppur and the' mountainous waves churned up by the windswept ocean. Walls of water CO feet high broke over beach boardwalks, piers and highways. Boards were ripped from their moorings and like 1 matches fung- inland. A .state^Jhighway^patrpjman said a't'^the hei&ht of" the blow 1 at Carolina beach he watched the water rush up .under several cottages and coliapsu them into the pecan. Today military police are barring all civilians from the desolated beach areas and between five and six Thousand evacuees arc filling every available foot of housing space: in Wilmington. The Neuse river is reported to be rising rapidly as floods in the street subside. After ninny months of neutrality, Turkey, according to a report from Istanbul, ha» severed relations with Germany. The Allies arc now expected to ask for, ;ind receive, Ici-iCs from which, to h);is( the Nazi* out of the Aegean tslos und to atuick Nazi s;ilollit<: countries. The Turkish nrmy along with Allied forces could prohahly move against Bulgaria (shown on map), whose border is reported to be strongly fortified. (International) Local G.O.P. Delegation At Danaher Fete Five Naugatuck Residents Among Those In Attendance At Meriden Five prominent Naugatuck residents-, four of ililicm. high in local Republican ranks, attended the testimonial dinner Tuesday night in. Meriden in honor of U. S. Senator John Danalior. The locaJ group included G. O. P. Town Committee Chairman Charles Rodcnbach, Representative William Painter, Burgess J. Rudolph. Anderson ar.d Mr. -and Mrs. Henry Erk, the tatter also a state representative. Representative Painter declared that Senator DanaJier' is a magnetic speaker, and. anyone who hears him camsot help but be impressed by his capability. Representative Clare Booth Luce introduced Senator. Danaher and. paid him high compliments on his record in Washington. Eliot B. Stretch, Republican town: chairman of lloriden, was tile toastmaster, and introduced the speakers, Gov. R. E. Baldwin, Nationa.1 Committeeman J. Kenneth Bradley, Maj. Ranulf Compton. Mayor Francis R. Danahcr, Cong. .William Monkicwicz and Li. 7 Gov. William Hiadden. InhalatorRow May Lead To A Showdown Here Veteran Naugatuck Marine Back Home From Official circles here were silent this morning in regard to the controversial issue of the inhnjalor which" Five Chief John J. Sheridan has stated will r.ot be accepted by Pfc. Arthur Johnson, U. S, Marines, Fought Through Guadalcanal Campaign Sergeant 0'Connor's Poem Published In This Week's Post Philadelphia, Aup. 2—(UP)— Street brawls have broken out find closed t.aprooms have been .'oatod following the city-wide strike of Philadelphia transit workers. Police have called out all reserves for street-by-street policing. Almost 200. persons were arrested, • oOo CONFERENCE OPENED St. T.oiils, AIIR-. 2—(UD—The nci>iihlicitn irovi;rnor.s' conference with Governor Wnwcy has onuiicd. They will try tn work out u tlomr.stic program upon which the Republican pn.-siden- thil candidate "III chaJlcn^c Pros* Idcnt KooMovclt'H hid for a fourth term. First SerR-cant Francis J. O'Con |. nor, prominent Nausratuck resident who has just returned from neorlj 30 months of active service in the Southwest Pacific war zone, this week has hnci his poem enlitlec "Australia" pubished in the Saturday Evoninjr Post, the issue of which is now on the locnl newsstands. Sci'Bcanf O'Connor recently re ceived^ a new assignment to the ly. Th»t is 1 why very, very soon." «'.•; shall be Utiaru if thi! Kotr.i'tmdy' f»r Hint' tin. dcm't let it sit in nil year 'round. p ,. 0 hnb|y looking CHI- today for vital isn't tr.'insportaUon, There lln .v CM- thiu can't go to ; v »i. now. tf you have a cnr utt-on-Mor.k*' |,-t someone else (•'•( the benefit of It. Put an Ad In the NAUGATUCK DAILY NEWS CALL 2228 TODAY You'll b ... doing someone e.'s«.' t service and yourself a favor. Svea Lodge To Hear Report At Thursday Parley President Osrar P. Anderson of Sve/i L,odgc, No. 2-1, O. of V.. announces that the next meeting of the sorlety will be held on Thursday night 'at S o'clock in Pythian Hall and the -nttc-nci'inco ofallmcm- bet'.i of the group is desired. It is expected that Carl W. Thompson who was the local delc- ! rate to th-:' Grand T^odge -meeting j held recently at Boston will make his formal report on 'the sessions. Warden Loo J. Brophy this morning announced that'there will be <\. 1 meeting of the Nnugatuck Plumb- ;' ing Board on Thursday night at S i o'clock in the borough court room. The board consists of Burgers Andrew O'Toolo. Borough Engineer Glmrlcs Curtis, who is the Naugatuck plumbing Inspector, Pole!' Meognn. chairman, who with John Desmond represcmts the ma's- tor plumbers here, and Frank Long and George Mah-an who represent the journeymen plumbers. No special program is said -to be involved at the meeting which it was Indicated will be devoted to routine plumbing matters. MAY HAVE CLUE Scituate, Mass.. Aug. 2—(UP) — Investigators into the murder of 10-year-old Frances McGrath think they have an important, new clue. This latest development is a cardboard box. first seen near the girl's head when her body was found in Norwcll woods June 16th. It was left then as inconsequential, but has boon retrieved in hopes of leading to the child's slayci. — Don't miss the hlg HuvlngH in the August Sale of now .underway nt JlapJUK'I'.s, JS'augiitiick'H Fn.ihion lontor. Cluircli street, — Adv. Building Permits For July Here Totalled $14,200.00 The July report of Building Inspector Andrew C.- Bcntley pro-1 sontod at last nights'.meeting of gessef^cvonlcd that 'thcivTwere "as i. 1ST SGT ' FRANCIS J .O'CONNOK permits issued for building, alter-1 Mol . alc . and Sc ,. vicc schoo , of ations, etc., issued during that ' period. •' 'ff.tc total for July amounted to $1-1.200, and included 19 permits for new construction work and 13 for ' alterations. The majority of the permits were for small sums STRIKK THREATENED' London, Aug. 2 —(UP)—Practically every bank in Ireland may have to close its doors if'a threatened strike vote Is passed by union tellers. Tho trade organization—probably tho strongest of 'It's type^ in- the world—says the banks/have refused to pay a bonus.recently au- thoribed by Eire's... ministry of trade and commerce. ' • '.'.-'• ••. '' Army at Washington and Leo uni- vorsity 'at Lexington, Vn., where he is now stationed. At the completion of the two month course he will be moved to it was Indicated. While on furlough a new post, here Sergeant O'Connor was feted by 150 of his Naugatuck friends at the Hop Bj'ook club, whore he was the recipient of ,-x number of gifts. . The poem accepted by the Post, Continued on Page 3) -^Wlien your appetite Is a. bit ,j«d- u'd, and .von are looking .for. something different In fo«d, stop at Jeffs Krotavnint, Church St. — Adv. P. F. C. Arthur Johnson of the United States Marine Corps, is -spending a 30-day furlough with his cousin, Herman J, Sandstrom of Highland avenue, after 2C months on active- service in the southwest Pacific: war theater. P. F. C. Johnson is the son of tho late Mr .and Mrs. August. Johnson of Naugatuck, and he has a sister Mrs. Mildred Markarinn of Bridgeport. The'Marine is a native of Naugatuck. is a graduate of Salem school and Nnugatuck high school cl.iss of 1938. Tho Marine is a veteran of the first American invasion in- the southwest Pacific, .on Guadalcanal and he fought through that entire campaign from the first day of the battle August 7, until the Marines were relieved by Army troops, Dec. 9, 1942." The local resident . enlisted in January, 19-12 right after Pearl Harbor and shipped overseas in May of the same year after an rduous training period in this country starting at. Parris Island. While wearing a service ribbon 'or the southwest Pacific campaign ind the Presidential Citation bar, carrying several stars for major engagements. P. F. C. Johnson alks little about, the nctunl flght- ng in the Islands, other than to state somewhat dryly that the sit- intion was no fun. Among the Naugatuck soldiers F, C. Johnson met in the war one were the late -Marine Sergeant Rado, Maurice Jolley, William inapp, Charles Federonis and Sergeant Francis .O'Connor, whom he met here again a few days ago, and who visited the Marine when he was a patient in a hispilal in TNcw Guinea. • When relieved on the 'Canal, the loca.l Marine's outfit went into rest barracks at Melbourne, Australia for a time before shoving off again j for New Guinea where it was stationed for many dreary months. P. F. C. Johnson when asked about 's Dump Situation Still Is In The Air Nnugntuck's dump situation is still' one of the-most vexing situations that Warden Leo J. Brophy's administration has had to contend with and today the borough is again without a. place for the disposal of rubbish.. The owner of the site in BeVcon Falls, which was used by the town since last Friday, yesterday withdrew his permission for the use of his property, in the face of intense opposition on 'the part of property owners in tho down valley township, although the spot has for years boon used as a dump lor Beacon Falls. Warden. Bropliy at last night's meeting of. the Board of Warden and Burgesses revealed the sorry situation about the Beacon Falls dump, and asked the members of the board and the general public to aid in any possible way to ob- !.ai;i a dumping site, even if it meant that the borough would have to purchase or rent land, and even pay the property owner as a caretaker. Warden Brophy .nnd Burgesses J. Francis Cullcn and J. Rudolph Anderson will go on- a dump site hunting trip on Saturday and fiope that success will attend their cf.- JOHX J. SHERUJ.iX Flrc Chief lir-v department, once the new one for the police department, and bought with funds from the Community Ambulance sector, has arrived. Indications are however that the matter will be carried beyond, iuj present stage, and some observers J'eel Urat some sort of a showdown, may be in the offing once the situation is fully analyzed. Police Chief John J. Gorn-.lcy, in. disclosing that ia new i'nhalator had been bought for the police department OUT. of community ambulance funds, said that the inlialator (Continued on Page 8) Four Houses And Lots Here Have Been Sold Raymond J. St. John, town:clerk, the climate and general living con-.' reports that four w.in-anty deeds (Continued on Page 8) Routine Matters Are Handled By Borough Board ditions in New Guinea,- stated that whoever had remarked that New Guinea was not a lit country for any white man to live in, • surely knew what he WHS talking about, the weather being hot and sticky, with plenty' of torrential rain, while the mud really was in a class all by itself. The Marine highly praised the co-operation between the various branches of trie service in the battle areas. He declared that perhaps here at home there may be a feeling of Jealousy between various fighting units but when the chips are down on the lighting' fronts, American soldiers, sailors Continued on Page 3) were filed in his office this morning. Gerard o Capece sold a house ar.d -lot on HillsJde avenue to Michael and JScrnice A house and lot on Curtiss street was sold to Warren and Mildred Kapp by Margaret Kiin-kcl Vcttcr. Florence Aukstolis bought a house nnd lot on Scott street from Tony, Angelina, Criss, and Julia Martinez. The estate of N. A. Olsoiv has sold a house and. lot on New street to Frank and Frances- Strusinski. —Cnttli puid for musical Initfni- ments, plunoH. ritdlox, phonograph*. Metro Music Mart, 88 Church St. Tel. 5S8T.—Adv. Many routine matters were disposed of in rapid fire fashion at- last night's meeting of the board of warden and burgesses, tli'c meeting lasting only two hours, apparently tho heated court room being one point the borough fathers desired to pet away from just as soon as possible. Flying ants that invaded the courtroom by the millions and centered about tho large light directly over the meeting table. Kept the board members in an uneasy state all night. There was a great deal of shifting about and slapping at the pestiferous insects before the meeting was over. Sewer bonds of $500.00 each were presented by the flrnis of M. J. Daly and Joseph Mancini. the latter already approved by Borough Attorney Martin L. Caine. • An application for a junk dealer's license was presented :"rom Jack Spivak of Scrainon street. New Haven, and although the matter was referred to the chief of police for decision, the. feeling was hat there arc already a sufficient number in this flcld now. .(Continued on Page S)

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