Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 15, 1944 · Page 8
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 8

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, August 15, 1944
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 15. 1944 Page Eight Award Local Sgt's Group Unit Citation Sgt, Donald Sears Of Pond Hill Took Part In Raida On D-Day Mr. «.nd Mr.". Muhlon Sfirs Pond Hill hnvo received word that the unit In which tholr son, Tcch- Sjtt. Donald Scar.i. is s-.-rvIng received ft ur>lt i-itntlon from the President of Ihc Ulnlcd States Set. Sours la a rndio-Bunror on n Flying Fortress, stationed In ling- .land. The. eltntlon rends: 'Tor exceptional meritorious ncrievement wlillc participating In sustained •bomber combat operations against th.c enemy occupying continental Europe. The comvigc. coolness, and • skill displayed by thcso offi.:er.'< and enlisted men upon this occasion (reference l» to the Invasion •of the Continent) reflects great credit upon them and the armed forces of the United States." The citation ribbon Is of dark blue with- a sold border "to he worn on the right ."-iclc of the blouse." The unit nlso received a European theater of opeivitions ribbon with two large stare, one • for a group commentation by Gen, 'James Doolittle. and the other star, for the participation in ttr- invasion. •SKI. Sears al'.o possesses the Air Medal with Iwo Onk Leaf clusters and also ti Good Conduct award. ' •' He Is ,thc brother of Pfc. M. Rob- •crt Scars, who was earlier this summer reported missing in action by the W.-ir Department, but Inter rejoined his urit somewhere in Itnly. fictunlly before the report of his being missing reached his prtrcnta. NAUGATUCK; PAILY NEWS Reunion In Rome Goal Of New Allied Invasion Forces BOROUGH DAILY DIARY ||TA-UIHI» ~_ t J J « 6 J» » 10 II 12 II 14 IS 16 J7 It l« 20 21 22 2) 24 25 26 11 It 19 JO »l | Coming Events •Concert by 'NimifatiicU Coin- inuulty Bund on Green. : • V;;Weather Report o' —o const of Franoc toward which A -" - vk - of "-• Krmi z r ^^^ ^r^r rtr 1 ^;™ th-t "v n r cr r= tin- scene of Uio scuttling of the French fleet when Franco go. , ,,v Mllr.l invuslon army "„ v -0 mil.- fro,,, the city, which w,» capitulated to Gi.-riiiiiny four yours Allied Airpower Deals New Blows (Continued from thr Japanese report -a new Liberator n.H/'uilt on tho volcano jtrotip. DomH News ajroncy says 22 of the bombers hit two islands In the chain about midway between the- Japanese mainland ttr-tl the Mar lana.-i. Ther-j l.< no confirmation. P.ut the Volcanos and nearby Bon- Ins have felt Allied bombs several .tlmpw rocc-r.-tly. Hnlmahem Island—the last dc- fen'se barrier blocking General MucArthnr's trail toward a return to the Philippine.', has been made practically us-jlr-ss to the enemy by nlmost daily air pounding*. General MacArlhur's communique says the Jap jtrouTid trnopo sn Halm ah era arc practically isolated — supplies p-innot reach thorn. Inside the Philippines, ;l Japanese broadcast reported by the Chun£klnic raciio s-iys residents are e-vacuatlnj; Manila. A food shortage is indicated a.-t one of the roason-s for -what is called the voluntary movement back to the land. Naugatuck Town Hall Will Be Surveyed By Architectural-Engineer Polish Patriots Given Assistance Continued cm Page hn.vp forced tho Visula north of Warsaw, capturing ah unidentified locality. At last official reports, thr Russians wnr*' 12 milfs east of the Vistula, at the bend above Warsa w, Mi>»ntlmr-, Sovii-t tro«p» to tho north HIM- tightening a .giant steel lire against the borders of ICust Prussia. Thr> .loml-nirclf nnw oxl.nnds 138 rtiilfs and at It.s errntor the arc is lift rlrw fin !/> miles to Gorman .sol!. Tho third Baltic army Is racing jif^ross southnrn ISsLonla In n drive which threatens to nip off tho northern end of the country. The Ru.ifJliins rolled ir> milos In one clay lo. the tnwn "f Antsln -within W m'lloH of tin- Gulf of Riga. 'About one-fifth of New Ilnmp- uhlre'fl total area is under cultivation, 11UV WAK HONDS AND STAMP.* 10-JAR CANNERS $5.98 7-QT CANNERS $2,98 Al*r> CANNING JARS mill ACCKSSOIUKS NAUGATUCK HARDWARE Ts'KABY nUIMMNG Tel. 5212 Board Authorizes .First Step In Connection With Fire Marshal Hickey's Report The first steps that will decide whethci' or not the Gem Theater svill ever ugain be used for the showing of motion pictures, wore taken Ia;t ijight at the August meeting of the Welfare Board wher. it was decided to engage ah architectural engineer, through the firm of W. J. Megin,'[nr.. to make a comprehensive study ot" the Town Hall building itself ,in connection with die report of State Fire Marshal Edward J. Hickey, on whose order here two wmtks ago the auditorium wa,s clo-cu as a place unsafe for public assembly. Henry architect iloockc!. Sr., will v.'ho will do tin be the work, and there U no wiriiiK chart of huildinK .either ,ii was indicat- ing the od. Warden Leo Brophy in opening the discussion stated that there is only $350,00 available for ordinary improvements to the town hall building and that these contemplated changes are not ordinary, by any means. He pointed out that any expenditure over $500.00 would cal'l for a vote of the Freemen and the levy and collection of a special tax Warden Brophy indicated his firm opposition to levying, any spesial tax for the repair of -tl'.e Gem theater ,-is the use of the auditorium for municipal affnirs does noc warrant any extraordinary expenditure, he stated repair and have been maintained in tfood condition. On entering the building and liiniint,' :.o the stairways, from thtit point up to as far as the tower is an open exposure, cut. off in very small part by walls, partitions or ceilings, This flue (so-culli>d), by the very construction of the building itself, extends up and ovr.r the ceiling of the auditorium and balcony, coming out over the stage with practically no attempt to properly llrestop the exposure, and running to 'a wood sheathed partition over the proscenium arch, with a 2' x G' door opening- into the yp;ico above the sta£c. I recommend that the owner of the property, or thoir agents, cn- gaj-'C the services of an architectural engineer to make an exclusive study of the building to determine its condition, and to ascertain the (jarryin's capacity of the timbers of the roof construction, especially as it relates to that portion over and above the proscenium arch where it appears that considerable weight is concentrated. I recommend that the ceiling of the boiler room be plastered. The electrical work in-the building is not up to standard. An old type panel board is used on the Rhode.Island and Connecticut — Fair preceded by scattered thundershowers early this evening, lltt.le change in te.mpcra- ture 'tonight. 1 Tomorrow'- continued hot nnd humid with scattered afternoon thunder.showers; 1 Enstport to Block Island—Small craft warnings arc being displayed from Block Island to* Provincetown. • • ' Count™* Carlo Sforza, who IIUK .been exiled from her home in Italy for more than 17 yearx, J» Nhown ait nho told reporter* In ]S"ew York that she pliinn to return to her native land in the near future. She will join her husband Count Sforwi, arch foe of the Fa*clnt recline in Italy, now n member of new Italian | government. (International) ROGERS-PEETGOOD CLOTHES FOR WISELY THRIFrY MEN ARE GOOD TO THE LAST THREAD. They're; good clothes for an ambitious man to make good in— they never need an apologist — they're hand done in the New York manner from choice prit- ish and ^American virgin wool fabrics— they're good clothes to look up to— and to live up to — none finer made $55 to $95. "i'i of the building. He will sketches and blueprints .submit of th dud having completed his survuy| record. The, warden pointed out that a special uuc involves the full efforts of the tax department. in billing and collecting, work of the auditors and other costs, much effort for the collection of but little. Warden Brophy also indicated Warden Brophy pointed out that I stage at the south south side. I he and the Democratic party, right recommend that the electrical along have been in opposition to work in the entire building any increase in taxes, and these sentiments arc a malted uf public FREE! ! phiiinlni; Yniir FuUiru" write. Cull or phone •I-S773 . COLI.KOK 24 CENTHAL, AVENUE change.* a.s indicated by State Fire Marsha! Hickey, to that official for approval, and when this is received, the borough will seek quotations or. the cost of the work. Once, this cost i.s ai-certaincd, then the Welfare Board will decide whether or not the work will be done, for due to the age of the building sonic board members last night indicated a feeling that too much expenditure on tha (iO-odd year building would be out of order, for no matter how much money was spent on the structure for moderniwition and safety, it would .still be a very antiquated building. If the work on the Town Hall building is decided upon., the firm of W. J. Mcgin, Inc., is favored to handle the contract, not only from the fact that the ronceni is one of the foremost of 1U kind in New ISngand, but also because its pr**si- clerit, William Noble. Jr., a former burgess, i.s definitely civic minded and has indicated his willingness to aid the borough in any w»y possible. Burges.s Louis DcCnrlo last night sought for dufinitu information a.s to whether or not the work would be done, following the decision to .ge aa architect tn make a survey of the building. Board members seemed backward about i-om- mitting themselves along this line, and after Mr, DeCarlo had been more or less point blank in his questiniH. ono answer was that the Freemen would make the decision, while .lohn Finsel finally observed that if the i'ost of the repairs should run i.n,to the 520',OOOs that It would be very foolish to malic an Investment of that sine in the n;d building. There were no comments sis to whether or not the Welfare Board would be in favor of spendlag vi moderate sum to effect the changes ordered by the Fire Marshal before the theater section can again be open for public asosmbly. One danger point involved in. the report of Fire Marshal Hickey. whose recommendations arc given elsewhere in this story, is the root of the Town Hfill, The slalo.s add a. terrific amount of weight to tho roof sector of the building, ant! the state official sperlflcally points out that an architectural engineer should examine Hie carrying capacity of the timbers of tiu roof construction), This point would indicate a thought of danger in the State Fire Marshal's mind, not only of the theater section but of the entire building. Burgess DeCarlo last night asked If the court room was a safe place to hold meetings, nrd Warden LUO Krophy stated that this point would be cleared by the architect's findings, and In fact that general safety of the whol.-. 1 building, now open to question, would be cleared up when tha ic-sts or the structure are made. Architect Moeckel will have no plans or blueprint* of any kind to j go on in his. inspection of the build- that serious thought should bo | any \voodwor]< be chocked by a competent electrical contractor and broughtup to the standards required by the National Board of Fire Underwriters for a building of that type. Remove the gas plate used in the janitor's .storeroom, .and place proper protection around the Germicide and floor 1111s stored in this room, looping- it away from given to the matter of a' new town hall a.s a post-wait' project, a build- ins that could be erected with a large amount of federal aid. In connection with the meetings of the Freemen, it was indicated 4- 1-topair patch of piaster unou.*. 5' x 5' in basement ceiling in hail- way outside of the toilet ot the Civilian Defense rooms. The sides of the stage and ( the construction above definitely makes thc .theater portion of the town that the assembly could convene] it a fire hazard. Some provision must be made to cut off this stage at the ceiling level with n two-hour lire test material, so as to entirely isolate anything above the grid line, The wooden partition forming a wall above the proscenium, with a door opening into the space above the • auditorium, should be removed and material of one-hour lire test placed on that wall. Con- viding a flrcproofed curtain to sideration should be given to pro- cover the proscceniiim, to be oper- ulcd by fuseablc links, and by hand. Due to the fact that trfa building interior is of wood joist construction .with wood floors nnd partitions, and also that the auditorium, and especially the balcony, is located such a distance from the ground level, and taking into account the open stairways at the front and rear serving as means of exit, I am 'o£ the opinion that the in the borough' court room and CfJUid be adjourned to any hall in Naugatuck or school auditorium, and not necessarily have to be held in hall. At last night's meeting it was revealed, that the town hall committee consisting of Warden Brophy, Mr. Fenscfand Richard Durkin had mot on the matter early in the week, and tentatively had decided, pending the O. K. of the fill! board, to contact the Mogin firm on the mailer. Warden Brophy reported the full cooperation of'the concern last nighi, and that their services would be available if the. Well's re Board needed them. It was indicated last night that the borough is obligated under Fire Marshal Hickey's orders to hire an architect, particularly to check the safety of the roof structure of tho town hall, and Warden Brophy in .answer to Mr. DeCarlo, stated that he did not believe that the work, if carried no further than tho architect's efforts, would cost SHOO. The July meeting of the Welfare Board had decided upon the hiring of a heating engineer to llnd out exactly what it was costing the borough to heat the Gem theater each year. Warden Brophy pointed out last night that Fire Marshal Hickey's decree in closing the auditorium automatically invalided for the moment, any need of having the heating survey made. Warden Brophy read the list of changes ordered by Fire Marshal Hickey and board members listened mostly without comment. Richard Parkinson indicated that there were three major changes listed in the fire marshal's letter, thn rest being all minor. Ralph Pasho, lessee of the Gem theater indicated today that his plans for a new theater on Church street, have been affected by tho- war curtailmnt of materials, but., that he is very much interested in whatever steps must be taken to again make it possible to open the Gem theater. Fire Marshal Edward J. Hickey's recommendations in as follows: After an examination of the building and recording of the various measurements, I have the fol- losving recommendations to submit, if the building is to continue to be used and to be a reasonably safe place for the showing of motion pictures or pftblic assembly of any kind. The walls arc in a good state ot Temperature Report Red Hermans remarked this morning that the ,heat v(;is' on in southern France as the Allies •landed n. couple of armies. Locally the heat wave is still on, with relief coming only when one gets under n cold shower, Red observed philosophically. Red, however, ha: been doing all right through psy chology. Red just gives us the cool treatment, and we. too, stay cool. . The' temperature was SO at 8 a. ni, and at noon had reached 91. Red-predicts a rainstorm later in the day. • ' Midnight 76 3 n. m "3 6-'n. m "° ,9 a. m. .'.:.;..-.' SO I Noon ...'... : °-» ." 1 p, m 95 Allies Blasting Trapped Nazi Army /Continued from PaRC 1) front stairway auditorium and leading to the balcony should be entirely enclosed with wire glass partitions, with at least four sets of self-closing fire doors located in the stairwell to properly cut off smoke and lire hazard. I further i*ocommond having a 5' exit built at the south side of the stage, of two-hour (Ire test for walls, coiling and sidewalls, leading to a 5' exit and a 5' fire escape, to he placed at the rear of the building with an exit at the bottom of the lire nscnpe close to' the cast side of the building, so that it could not 'possibly be blocked by automobiles. Provide proper panic bolts and have wire glass placed in windows that, would offer expos-- ure to this lire escape. This will necessitate the removal of the present dressing rooms at the' south side of the state. The balcuny with 'the present open, exposed stairway and the exposure above the balcony render this a very unsafe' .place for .the assembly of persons, and at the present time is a Very serious fire ' from the -standpoint of the safety of the occupants. I am firmly of the opinion ,that nothing less than the recommended change's would cause this to be''reasonably safe, ' . ' "C- Tho risers and -treads 06 the stairways -are in reasonably good condition, with the exception of the rear stairway leading from the ninin auditorium, where the risers are S" or more in height'. This ; 'is "a particularly steep stair. Some t consideration should be given to making this a better exit. At the bottom of the stairway, partitions'of two-hour fire te'st material and a floor of one-hour fire test material mandcr warned us against wishful thinking that the war. will be over in a matter 'of weeks. General Eisenhower' thinks the - Germans may'decide to light to the very end and.force the Allies to win many more tactical victories ' such as their triumphs in Normandy. And he. points out that Hitler has nothing to lose by lighting'to the last man, At the same time. General Eisenhower confirmed something- most everyone—including the Germans •—had. guessed. It was the news that Lieutenant General George S. Patton, the so-called blood 'and guts commander of -the Tunisian and Sicilian lighting—is leading a hard hitting American Third Army n France. '• Fallen's forces arc given crcdil ror'cutllng off the. Brittany peninsula and then wheeling northward in the sensational trap around thousands of German troops. 'And almost on the heels of Eisenhower's announcement ot Patton's command, the senate military affairs' committee unanimously approved the promotion of Patton to the permanent rank of -major general That's a boost from his" previous permanent rank as brigadier general. His rank of lieutenant general i.s a temporary one. 'T Swimming Pool Here Closed Now For Repairs Secretary Albert S. Cox of the Naugatuck Y. M. C. A. announced lodny that the swimming pool at tho institution is now closed for repairs, and would remain closed for an indeterminate period.. Secretary Cox stated today that the filter of the pool needed repairs and that the pool must be cleaned and everything put in ship-shape order for a long winter season of indoor swimming. The Y. M. C. A. head declared that it was now possible to secure the help needed to make tho repairs and work is already proceeding: It' was impossible under current working conditions to offer more advance notice'of the closing of the pool. Mr. Cox indicated. Local Eagles To Pay Tribute To Hugh Burns Members of the Naugatuckncris of Eagles will meet tonight at 8 o'clock at the club rooms and will visit the home of Hugh Burns of Pleasant avenue, who died yesterday at St; Mary's hospital. Joseph McGtiire.- president 'of the aerie, will lead, the group, in paying final respects to Mr, Burns. PEDIATRICIAN DIES Hartford, Aug. 15— (UP)— A well- known 'Hartford pediatrician—Dr. Edward Holden Blair—is dead at the age of 65. X>r. Blair was born in Ansonia nad w.os graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore. Maryland. He served as a captain in World War one. Funeral services will be held Thursday. MOKE MEXICANS COMING Now Haven. Aug. 15—(U P) — Some 10,000 more Mexican laborers arc coining into the United I States to work on railroads. And 1 the State War Manpower Commis- i sion says some of the Mexicans will I work on the New Haven railroad line. sljoukl.-have. consideration, and all nicfins. of the contact with tho main first floor should be cut off. Thc- T --?prcscnt wooden threshold should be removed and proper steps should be taken to square up tho granite stone sill. Remove the -present show case and Coca Cola stand from- their present location. These definitely are a hazard in their present position. Remove the overhang of tread at north exit to fire escape. Remove all lumber -and miscellaneous material not in use in back of the stage. The drapes at the front of the balcony should be immediately rc- ..moyed.iand if the other drapes are to' remain on the windows, they should be fh-cproofed, I would 'recommend their .removal entirely. .'Remove seats under the stage. EDWARD J. HICKEY, Commissioner of State Police, State Fire Marshal. August 5, lO-M. HEROES COMMENDED Boston,'Aug. 15—CUP)—The Navy announces that two New Englaml- crs have received commendation ribbons for heroic action in the Southwest Pacific. Commander M. H .Hubbard, U .S. N. presented awards to Chief Torpedoman Raymond N. Giunta of Hartford, Connecticut and G u n n e r's Mate Stephen E". McAvene of Brighton. The ceremony took place aboard the destroyer Claxton. ICE DEALERS BUSY Hartford, Aug. 35—-(U P)—Ice dealers in Hartford admit the heat has them down. They say they can't make ice fast enough to keep up with the demands ot the past several 'days. Some say the situation in the city is likely to become critical before the end of the week unlss the demands—and- the temperature—fall .off. Furnace Inspection SERVICE No ol lent ion Waterbury Heating Co. FREE Phone Us! 33 Spring St., Wto.v, 4-6478 ENROLL NOW! 1944 Summer Course of private .and individual lessons on the Accordion. All lessons personally supervised by Domcnic Mecca, assisted by expert teachers who have been -trained to teach the Mecca System .of Accordion playing. Mecca Accordion School 203 BANK ST. WATERBURY PlIOtVR 4-1422 For Appointment Records I Courteous Service Outside Thermometers 35c 50c $1.10 TAYLORS FISHING GUIDE FISHERMAN'S BAROMETER S6.00 TEMPLETON'S TEMPCETON'S CORNKU WATERBURY DIAL 4080 . 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