Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 11, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, August 11, 1944
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'A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community' WEATHER Very Warm Tonight Full Iteport On P«*e 3 Vol. LXVIII, No. 187 ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY; AUGUST 11,1944 Leased Wire, Service of the United Press Price Three Cent* Naugatuck Gunner Had A Close Call In Air Combat On The Italian War Front Putting The Finger On Tokyo U. S. Bomber With Sergeant Frank P. Shilinskaa Aboard Shot To Pieces (Six-riiil t» The NTU-M) Wltfi loth A. A. F. in Italy, Aug. 51. vv'hrn Jerry decider to clefcnrl his dwindling oil reserves from the rMontlcsM attacks made by the 1,'itli Air !''orcos. he doesn't plan on luivmg the big bombers beat the game as this orew did. But (hit- to nothing so much as good old American "nerve" these boys cnnii 1 back even when all the chips wcrv stacked against them—and c;inif back without a casualty. In the early morning hours of Juri' M. 19-t't, n B-2-t Liberator with 2nd Lt. Donald O, Trail as pilot taxied from its hiird-stancl and roared down the run-way to join hundreds more like itself In an attack against oil storage facll Splendid Program For U. S. Outing Action At Sunday Event From 12 Noon To'9 P. M. Chairman Announces itioa at Vienna, Austria. It wim a lorir flight, but everything went off like clock-work until just he- fun- they rertrhod the target. Then lik" ,in angry swarm of bees, trouble happened ,ancl happened fust. Coming in like n formation of bomber.-" was a pack of thirty JU- W.i with cloath Iji their eyes. Watching from their Liberator, the buys in Lt. Trails crow couldn't toll for u few minutes whether they worn enemy fighters or not. When they roared In with guns blazing though, there was no longer any doubt, and the boys let go with all they had. It way all over in a few yeco'r.ds. hut It seemed that time almost stood -sell!. The Helnies roared on iivnr, but they paitl a terrific price for their attack, for they left four of their number twisting and diving .earthward from direct hits, S-Sgt. Frank P. Shillnskas. 21. of Naugatuck, Conn., In t)i-> top Uir- ret; S-Sgt. Joseph S. Hillman, 34. in the nose turret; S-Sgt. Robert !£. Biut. 20. in the tall turret: and ' James 20, in .the bull turret, had 'eiveh--pteked their plane ant! lot their guns spc.ik. Probably the Nazis never knew u-imt hit them. The bomber had taken n terrific beating from the attack and 1 was doubtful whether she coul< continue—lesser men than Lt. Tnil might have given the order li ibantlnn ship, but. with faith in hi plane and his crew, he deckled t< hold on. Immediately after the attack, th. bomber formation began to go inti tho "bomb run" over tho target Thon all hell broke looso from th (,'i'oiiml nn<l Hull from tho enemy's Krnund defenses made the sk> Mnck. F.-Hit tho formation plowcc Ihi'ough to smash the target In ajuti- of all opposition. With flak bursting all around him, r,t. Trail knew hla ship had been hit when his No, 'I engine wtldrnly went dead. The ship bc- (;an to lose altitude dangerously ni the rait; of .100 feet a minute. Slit- dropped from 24,000 to 8.000 feet while the crew threw out rill ltio.'<n pii-rrs of equipment, «nd JtiNt when it' Icidkerl like thu game was up. «hr miraculously leveled out. There was nothing to do now hut get home by the quickest route. Thcr" wns no chfinco to catch up with th.- formation which by then h'ul long sincn roared out of «lght. ff w:<» up to the navigator, 2nd U. Thpnriorn c, Lystcr, tho navigator, to accomplish the seemingly Imprwuihlo in guiding them n-"ound dangerous flak or fighter A hanty inspection of tho ship t'.v ihi- m.pilot, 2nd Lt. Lou IN L. Rohtjins, showrrl that no one had tarn wounded In spite of the tcr- Contlnncd on Pngo 3) The spejln.1 events program for the United Suites Rubber Company Family Outing to be 'held this Sunday at Linden Park from 12 noon until 9 o'clock, has been announced by Chairman Harry Ingram, as follows: 12:00 noon. Dinner at Stratton's Restaurant for pensioners. l'_':30 p. m. Softball game—U. S. Rubber G'irls vs. Waterbury Tool Girls. lli-.SO p. in. Field events—children and adults. 2:00 p. m. Rodeo-Jamboi-clla featuring Willow Crest Ranch Riders. 3:00 p. m. Bocci tournament. U. S. Rubber vs. Derby. '1:00 p. m. Grand prize drawing for $100 War Bond. 4:30 p. m. Girls' Club Vaudeville Show. 6:00 p. m. Pin-Up Girl Contes finals for '.he title of "Miss U. S Rubber." 6:30 p. m. Dancing to Unico Ba.- one's music—prize dances to be nn nounccd. Free tickets will be distributed at the entrance to Linden Par! from 12 noon until 3:00 p. m. No free tickets will be given out afte 3 o'clock. Ten free tickets wil be g-lvcn to all children under 16 years; of age.-.These- tickets • wll bo 1 blue in color and cannot be used for obtaining boor. Five free' tick ets will be distributed to each adult; these will be rad in color. Tickets' may be used as follows Pony ride, ^ tickets; hamburger 2 tickets; hot dog, 2 tickets: beer 1 ticket; ice cream, I ticket; birch beer (draft), 1 ticket; soda pop, J ticket, hoi buttered popcorn, 1 ticket. ' Additional tickets 'may be purchased at tho cashier's stand bj tnu Club House tor 5 rents each. Identification tags kit the shape of a boot have ' been distributed throughout the plant. These t, are to be worn by all employees and members of their families at tho outing; no one will be admitted without an identification tag. The ticket stub is to bo deposited in the box at the- entrance to the park. Thcwe stubs will be used for the grand prize drawing. There 'will be a hospital set up on the main floor of tho Club Houso, in case of emergency. A uye will be on duty at all times. No parking will be permitted slclcj the p-ii-k. The Naugatuck ^.Jf- ,..«- »»->. ~*OTl».1ifhll. jfv*^-"' g $"'<**, e L^^K. i/!>_X * - *.-«.*. f *.*.>£ .*.*;. ' ~ Continued on Page 3) "U. S/' Workers Fine Record On War Bonds German Plane To Be On Exhibition •At "U. S." -Outing; A German Mosserxclimltt 10!) fighter pliino will hcv on. display at /the' U.' S. Ruuhiur- Co. family, outing Sunday at I-indeii park. Tills iilnnc was captured from tho • Xa'/.ls and will' be one of the chief attractions a't'the .purJc.' v ' This i.t the first clinnce Naugaliickiaiis have had |o view at closi; range ono of tin- fainniis enemy air fight- inu; ships. Captain Styer Will Be The Principal Speaker At Bristol Company Event On Saturday Polish Army In Warsaw Needs Help General Bor Appeals For Allied Aid; Russians Continue To Advance Third Army-Navy Award Coincides Employes' Picnic • «,£•",, With Captain Char'los Wi'.kcs Styer. U. S. N.. commanding o:llcer of the Subnia:-ino Haye at New London will be the principal speaker at the presentation-of the third Army- Navy E-Award to tho Bristol company tomorrow afternoon. The ceremonies will bo held at the Bristol company's plant and will coincide with the company's annual employes' outing;. Captain Slyer has had command of tiie Submarine I3use since his return to this country from the Pa- cillc war theater last January. He is a veteran submarine officer, having been « member of the Submarine School's second graduating class in 191!>, only two years after his graduation from the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1917. Except for a three-year tour of General 13o: the leader of the ; duty on the battleship Oklahoma, 'olish underground in Warsaw, i Captain Styer's entire naval career l-atc tip- i has been duvotcd to tho undcrseas . . LATE. CONVICTED OF CO.VSl'lHACY O'Hare Made Shots Count, Saved Carrier Having lost the aid ot his toammiitOH. Lieut. Comm. Edward K. O'Kiii-r; successfully 'li'fi-mled his cnrrloi* (ilonc when nlno twin-cnglnod enemy heavy bnmboi-s attacked It. Cj'nhr.ijtatlngly he .turned his. Plane tn the attack nt cloHO. •''lingo. Still the enemy came. Heedless of machine-gun find eannon fire, ho attacked again 'ind again, making the most of cvnry shot. He brought down five of rho bombers, .severely d«m«gnd n. sixth and drove 'he rest nvvay, saving his carrier. Commander O'Knrn. now "lisxirti?, is credited with pff- hupn i hi. most daring ulnplo notion in combat aviation's liist.oi-y. Here's "ingle- action you can take in help make history: Kuy more War Bonds, Get "Pare cash for Wflr Bonds by liking on" of the spare-time essential Jobs In The News Want Ads. The Fifth War Loan Drive turned ait to be highly successful with mal Ucurcs showing a total of .•502,098.37 in \Viif Bonds purchased U. S, Rubber Co. employes here uring the drive. Three other departments have recently reached their quotas: Dept. "10, Fuel Cell Repairing with a percentage of 107 per-cent; Dept, ,"i7, Fuel Cells with 303 per cent; and .Dept, GO, Power with 102 pel- cent. It has. been announced that the Sixth War Loan will .start on November 1:1, In the local plant. Local Youth Now In Navy Chester P. Tsbcll, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Tsholl of Hllsidc avenue wns nmonjr the recent enlistees in the United States Navy, signed at the Waterbury Recruit- i- station. J'UTXAM CAUCUS Putnam, Aug. 11 —(U P)—Mrs. Dorothy BartiCtt—veteran member of tho legislature, from Putnnm— has been defeated for renomina- llon. A Democratic caucus nominated Israel P. Frechette, Putnam Labor luadar, by a vote of 113 to 76. Mrs. Bavtlott had served in the House of Representatives for six terms. has issued unoihc: 1 dcspcr; 2»1 for Allied aid. Bor pleaded for ammunition. weapons and Allied bombardment f German positions to save his atriots from disaster in thcli or possession of Warsaw. Jn the 10th day of street n tho Polish capital, the Polos arc cpoi-tcd cut, off In PruA'a. And .rsawV threo main communieti- ion linos are said to be. lost to tho crmans. However, Poj'sh Vivo - Premier Kwapinski broadcast encouragement to the partisans last night from London. The vice-premier said considerable quantities of material arc on their way .to Warsaw. This is the side of the picture presented by the Polish govcrn- ment-in-exilo at London. The Russians htive not mentioned the Polish Patriots except to express doubt they were fighting inside Warsaw in any great strength. On the eastern front today, the Prussians are driving, two-huge wedges across Poland in a giant move .to outflank. Warsaw. The southern campaign Is with- .in 38 miles or loss of Klclcc, with tho occupation of Lagow and Ra^ kow, and to the north, the Soviets have captured the six-way rail hub of Stanislawow, 20 miles cast of Warsaw, However, the Germans arc putting up their fiercest . resistance near Mariampol, only a few miles from the east Prussia border. Front dispatches say the Nazis are throwing caution to the winds, and hurling tanks and anti-tank . guns into oncoming Russian lines—ap- forces. He has commanded submarines, has been in command of submarine divisions and squadrons, and was serving as chief of staff to the commander. Submarines P.i- cillc when war broke in December, 10-11. In addition to the Lime spent at the Submarine school in 1019, Cap tain Slyer has had two other periods of duty in Connecticut. He was Denver, Colo., Aupr. 11 — (UP) — Three Japanese-American sisters were convicted tuday of conspiracy to commit treason by helping two .soldiers ^escape from a camp fcr'war prisoners. Tho .jus-y found tho sisters innocent of the much more serious charge of treason under which th'.-y could have been sont to the Callows. The penalty will be set by Federal Jul),'e J. Foster Symos. The maximum punishment is two years imprisonment and a fine of $10.000. oOo BEFOKJi GUA.VH JURY Hop Brook Club Is Seeking- Golf Balls And Clubs The changes that war hrlngs may ho not<;d In the fact thiit the J'lop Brook Golf dull, once overstocked with coif clubs and golf balls, In now in the market to purchase these commodities, have :'"bceomc.. very ..scarce due to war time restrictions. The Hop Brook, club desires to purchase Rolf club* or Kolf balls of, any kind, for the use of members now uslne tlie chili's fairway* and any one having these scarce articles Is asked to contact Ralph Hanson, niitnacvr of I he club. Continued o.n Pasrc 3) Union City Girl, Now In The WAC, Is Stationed In Maine Privnte Helen N. Splann of tho Women's Army Corps, daughter of Mr .and Mrs, Cornelius J. Splann of 5G Golden Hill, Union City, Conn,, now stationed iut 'Dow Field, the A. T. C. Ease tit Bangor, Maine. A graduate of Naugatuck High school and of Teacher's College, New Britain, Pvt. Splann wa.s employed as secretaTy for the ' Philadelphia, Auir. 11—(CD- While army troops are hciiiR' partially withdrawn from the trolleys, buses and trains in Philadelphia, 12 depot superintendents of tli<: transportation company won; called hcforc a. (Tram! jury today. The superintendents \vc:r<> the first Nii|>ocii(!fl in tin; jfiiverliiiiciit In- vostiRation of thn six-day transit strike Uist week. • ' —»oOo-^ — THE J-IK.Vj; WAVK New York, Ai:cr. 31—(UP) — Tho entire countfT is sweltering: unuci: the new licot wave. Although the weather man promises showers for the sun-b;ikcd midwest'tomorrow, no relief from the souring.: temperatures is in si£ht I'rii- the eastern coast states. The hot wave i" the cast is ex- •pcctcd to Uist for :it five days. • Americans In France Are Going Ahead London Newspapers Say Yanks Are Just- Outside Defense Zone Of Paris (Hy United Press) The Americans in France are reported to steadily ahead in their campaign to capture Paris and cut France in two. At least one Ya.nk armored column hns wheeled due cast in 11 frontal smash toward Orleans. Orleans is on the Loire river 63 miles below Pan's. Its seizure would cut the groat Toulouse-Paris trun-k railway—a main line linking the capital with southern Franco. Such a victory would in effect divide i France i nto two separate sections. Farther north — other United Stoles force,-; arc believed jabbing at the outer defences of Paris Firemen Put Out Fire In Electric Motor Brass and Copper Co. 'in, Jury, prior to her enlistment in the W.A'.C. At tho time ot her induction on April 12th, of this year, Pvt. Splann iskert to bo returned to New Eng- and for her -.initial assignment, and had liar wish granted 'when The Naugatuck fire department Wo,_ i was called out Inst night shortly after 11 o'clock to the home of parently in a play for time while , she was assigned to Dow on July 5th. after completing, her Basic Training at Fort Oglcthdrpc, Georgia, ' • • . The attractive blonde WAC is now working ini tho A. T. C..Per- German workers construct more fortifications along the frontier. In the last 24 hours''.alone, the Russians knocked out '193 'German tanks along the Riga-Warsaw lino, bringing the toll of enemy armor to -178 in threo days. • . ' —Cash paid for musical Instruments, pianos, radios, phonographs, Metro Mimic Mart, 88 Church St. Tel. 5387,—Adv. . sonnel Office, doing Classification work. —When your appetite in u lilt jaded, nml you ore looking, for .something different in food, 'stop . at Jeffs Restaurant, • Cliurcli Sfc—A<Iv.' crs demanding a union shop, Ingward T-'isscn of 2 Theresa street. A short circuit in tho motor of n water pump in thc.ccllar cnusecl a'• small blnxo which w;is extinguished by the firemen. Damage (Continued on Page 8) Report Sweden May Declare War On Nazis _ Naugatuck Soldier Has Been Reported Killed In Action On The War Front In France Veteran Employe Retiring Clarence E. Fenniman, Well Known Resident, Leaving Tills «ci'iK> at the' lii.storlc thriM'-diiy conference of President Koosevclt and members of the I'acifia High Command at Pearl Harbor Admiral Chester Niinitx, commander of the 'Pacific fleet, pointing out, on u huge iiuip. rnoi-t-.s soon to lie mmle to knock out .Japan. Note tho pointer—it alum straight at Tokyo. At left Is Gen. Onuglas Mac Arthur,' «>mmnml<:r of tin; Southwest Pucific area and also looking on with tin; President Is .Admiral William D. Lenny, FDR's personal clifef of stuff. U. S. Ntivy. Photo. (International Soundphoto) U. S. Rubber Co, Clarence E. Fenniman of Cliff street, well known Naugaluek resident, is retiring August 15 after 27 years of service with Ihe United Slates Rubber Co., the major portion of which service has been spent at the Central office of the concern here, Mr Fenniman on Thursday was the guest of honor at a dinner given in his honor at Stratton's restaurant by fellow employes of the General Accounting and Administration department of the firm, with which he had been affiliated. Victor N. Peterson was toastmaster at the dinner which was attended- by -JO persons, and Mr. Fenniman was presented with a purse by the gathering. Talks were given by Mr. Fenniman. Mr. Peterson John J. VVrinn, and Omar E. Gibbs. Mr. Fenniman was associated with the St. Louis office of the U. S. Rubber Co. for several years before coming to Naugatuck where he has resided continuously since. Among those at the" dinner were T. P. Bradshay, Alice Shulze, Wayne W. Clymer, Dorothy Burkowski, Francis Thomson, Virginia Zapa^ka; Eleanor Hou»»- knecht, Alice Hubbard, MargarM Daly. .-- - . . Also Sylvia Smith, EthcJ Fricfc, Jane Smith, Mary Furs, Ellen Woodin, Florence Palmer, Stella Lucas, Phil Zavednak Theresa Del Donno, Betty Harrison, Omar B. Gibbs. Also Helen Yocius, Lois Brown, Anna Bclctsky, V. .N. Peterson,' John J. Wrinn, Ethel Jones, Mary Mclinski, Joseph Garbarino, Ethel Salmonson, Marvin Dry, Sarah Trestrail and Clarence E. Fenni- jnan. Mrs. Irene Fitzgerald Died Thursday After Brief Illness Mrs. Irene (Doyle) Fitz.serald wife of Edward Fitzfircrald of 294 Millville avenue, /iicd !ast night in St. Mary's hospital, Waterbury, after a brief illness. Sh: was born n Meriden and had been a resident of Jsaugatuck over 27 years. Besides her husband, Mrs. Fitz- 70raid is survived by a.son; Lieut Leonard Fitzgerald, who i? stn- tioncd in Florida: two sisters. Mrs. •Arthur Mallinson of Meriden, and Miss Agnes G. Doyle- of Providence, R. I.; five brothers, Thomas E. Doyle of South Bend, Ind.; Fred, Henry. "Walter and Leonard Doyle, all of Meriden; andagrand> daughter. The funeral will be held from the McCarthy funeral home, 21 Cedar street, Monday at 9:30 «, m, to St. Frnncis church where a solemn, high Mass of requiem win be cclcbi-atcd at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in St. James' cemetery. The funnra! home will be open to friends Saturday from 7 to 10 p. m. and Sunday from 2 to 10 p. m. . . Pfc. William Grabowsfci Was In-The Army Since July 3, 1941 Naugatuck'8 22nd serviceman killed during the present war was reported here today with the announcement that the War department has officially notified local relatives of P F. C. William Grabowski of 28 School street of the 26-year-old soldier's death in action in France as of July 28. P. F. C. Grabowaki, 'whose parents are decreased, made his home here with his brother John to whom the fatal telegram was ad' dressed, and his four sisters, the ' Misses Sophie, Jean, Wanda and Helen Grabowski of the same address. Another brother Anthony ia a resident of. Bridgeport, while- a third brother Mattrew is in New Guinea with the American forces, having been overseas one and one- half years. The lost soldier was a crack in* fantryman, and recently received the medal of an Expert Combat Infantryman, having taken part in the invasion of France ,and the resulant fighting that has 'split France wide open and promises to mark the finish, soon, of German defenders in that war zone. P. F. C. Grabowski trained at camps in the United States from coast to coast before going overseas to North Ireland in December, 1943. A confident, hard flfe-hting infantryman, the local soldier in (Continued on Page S) '(By United Prows) An interesting' political report comes in from Stockholm. Scandinavian sources say Sweden may declare war on the Nazis before the end of the European conflict. Two 'potentialities arc foreseen that would bring Sweden into diplomatic or military conflict with was. very slight. Fire Chief John j Gcl . miinv . O no is if the Germans J. Sheridan sold this morning-. ASKS VKOTECTION .Montreal, Auff. 11—(UPT — The Montreal Tramway company has anriouncecl plans to resume operu- "tions tomorrow and has called for police to protect employes who return to work. The transportation strike—which paralyzed trallic for over a week—was:caused by work- occupy Finland's Aland islands — midway between Sweden and Finland at the Gulf of Bothnia, The other is if the Nazis attempt to withdraw their troops from Finland across Sweden to Norway or Germany. —Don't mlKH the hl(f Mivlnifti In the August Sato of Film now underway nt Rapluioix Naiifrntuck'fl Fatthlon Center, Church street,—Adv. Sgt. Weaving Home From Puerto Rico After 30 Months Sgt. Technician John S. Weaving, son of John Weaving of Carroll street is in Naugatuck on fur- louRli, the first time he has been' home in 30 months. Sgt. Weaving is stationed with a const arrtillcry outfit in Puerto Rico. n.nd his duties arc with a headquarters unit. He flew in fi-om Puerto K:co to Florida and came to Connecticut by tuain from there. During hi^; stay in 1 Naugatuck Sgt. Weaving will wed Eleanor Smith, d-aughtcr of Mr, and Mrs. Henry Smith of May street, his aunt -A n n a Wsaving of Aetna street, said this morning. The wedding date ha* mot yet been announced. After the completion of his furlough, the sergeant will return to Puerto Rico, Col. And Mrs. James Dalton Spent Short Stay In Boro Col. and IJrs. James Dalton -were overnight visitors in the borough and left for -Vermont early this morning. The colonel recently returned to the United Slates on a. thirty-day leave after spending over two and a half years in the South Pacific. He has been a full colonel since n year ago last spring, and is in command of the 261st C. S, Army regiment. Upon returning to his home. Col. Dalton saw his two-year-old daughter for the first time. Another daughter is five. At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor _ in December, 1941, the colonel was stationed in the Hawaiian islands and his wife was with him. She, however, was evacuated shortly after with many other expectant mothers to the mainland. Tho local officer, who was stationed at New Caledonia prior to his leave, took pari in the Guadalcanal and New Georgia campaigns. He wears the Silver Star with an Oak Leaf cluster and the Bronze star. "He was a. victim of malaria and spent some, time in a rest camp in New Zealand. His leave will come to an end jioxt week, and ho will rejoin his regiment in the Pacific theater. Col, and Mrs. Dalton left this morning to rejoin their children at their home in Vermont, to spend the remainder of his furlough time there. Col. Dalton is a graduate of West Point, 1933. Mrs. Glenn Brooks Died Suddenly In Grace Hospital Mrs. Nellie (Hcffcrnan) BrooUs. 69, widow of Glen Brook-*, died suddenly Thursday e v c n : n p- in Grace hospital, New Haven. She had resided in Naupatuck for 40 years but for the ps^t two months had been livir.KT with a nephew at 350 Grand avenue. Now Haven. Several nieces and nephews survive. The funeral will be lieW Monday :tt 8:30 a, m. from tho Buck- millcr funeral h o m e, 22 Park place, to St. Francis church, where a solemn hiph Mass ot requiem will be celebrated at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in Hillsido cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 10 p. m. and Sunday from 2 to 10 p. m. VLB DE.VIKS REQUEST Washington, Aug. 1 (UP)—A War Labor Bo'ard panel has reported that it finds no justification for wage increases under the little steel formula for some 250,000 motors employes. The CIO United Automobile Workers had contended that higher wages «,rc necessary to compensate for cost of living increases.

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