Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 17, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Thursday, August 17, 1944
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"A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" Partly Cloudy Full Report On r«*e » Vol. LXVIII, No. 192 ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent* German Army's Front Before Paris Is Crumbling & • • ;. •."''••'•.' ' "•..••' . • ^^ Nephew Of Naugatuck Couple Prisoner Of War Of The U. S. Government Enjoy A Sfrioke Before South France Jump lit Pvt. Salvadore Pizzo,' Former Italian Soldier, Now At Camp Shanks, N. Y. ' A Nnugatuck couple, Mr. nnd Mrs. ("ill-men Bonnano of 397 High stivct, recently learned that ana of their nephews. Private Siilvudoru Pi//i> of the Italian Army is a prisoner of war of the United States government and IN bring held at Camp Shanks. N, Y. The Naugatuck family have visiifnl Private fixxo Jit Camp Shanks uiid found him in pscol- lor.t lu-aHh and spirits, and very well satistled with his present !ut as a ward of b'nole Sam. Private 1'ixiQ wu.n c:t|iture<l by American forces in the Norlh Al'ricun campuign and after buing i Ijrought to America more than a i year ago. was rli'st sent to a camp j in Nebraska. Later he was trans- I .'erred to Cnmp Shanks In JSVw Yoi-l< state, and on coming to that about lie war or he political silua- camp notified the American lied Cross that he had an uncle who lived in the Bronx, New Ybi'k city. The Ked Cross had a public notice to this effect inserted In the metropolitan newspaper and ihe relatives in New York city became uwuri- of tin: fact that Private l-'ix'/.o WUH in this area. The Bronx residents commtinl- raled with Mr .and Mrs. BoJV/ano arul fhe localises no tiirie in visiting Camp Shanks and meeting the nephey they had not bnforu seen. Private Hixzo who comes from P'luridlu, Italy, in nmrrivd and iiputilts no Kngllsh. . '. - . The Italian soldiers who art; prisoner." wear u .special uniform that has "Italy" on the shoulder and the cap, and are readily nientitled. I; i.H stilted tlutt Ihoy talk little nl.out the war or tin: political situation in Italy concerned with tilt) full ot' Mussolini, tho majority .•seemingly fur more interested in getting l«ick home to their families and carrying on a horn-mi arx! happy life, rather than anything Jap Battle Flags Sent Home By Naugatuck Soldiers Three <Iupiiui*Ko buttle fln|{« (lint no more tvlJI wave ovi'r Nip|>unose forces In the I'n- rlflc wur /.one, have hern lo- vutnl liy Tlie Ni.-u-s hero ui NuiiKiUili'.k having bi'i'n sent duck In tlii> (mine folks by li'iuil .soldiers tvlio tiuvc tJiki'li part In tin; fighting ill that urea. One fl:tff was brought In.Te only u few days ago by Ser- getliit ,|OMI'|I|I Kulitiowskl of Spring street wJm bus returned after more than .'ID month* of service in (he I'a- cific u-Jtr 7,011 e. Another ,);ip buttle flag arrived here only a few (lays :i|f« from Jo.srph 'J'rlaiin of Diildwin street, former crack welterweight boxer ailtl very well known here, who bus »l- ri-iuly completed more than two years In the Southwest west 1'aeific. The largest .lap battle flat to urrlvu here was sent to Mr. :iiid Mi's, Kaymoml Fredericks of rhocni* avenue by their .son, Sergeant I'ltnl J'Yetler- irk.s of Hie i;, 'S. Marine Corps, who is completing .'III months in the Pacific war y.une. Pres. Roosevelt Has Returned To Washington Local Man's Nephew Talks Captors Into Becoming Prisoners Americans Advance To Positions Less Than 32 Miles Southwest Of French Capital; Southern France Invaders Gain Thi-Sf luinl hitting American pnrati-oopcrs ivlax with :i smoke, us their C-17 transport pliirit.- Hears Ihc dropping -/.nnr in soutliiTii FViinci-, Tin; jiimpmasK'r (left) provides a light for inn- of Ihc nion. It is ost.1- tiNitrd tiial ahniit M.IMit) air snldii'rs wrri- pill; down in the initial landings,* largest, niiiiihor rif air- l">nii' tronps usi'd hy thi: Allirs in tlm prr-ifiit war. U. S. Signal Cnr|>« KadioplmCr). (HKcrtialionnl .Sound- photo) STItlKK CONTINUES (By l/nitod I'rc.HH) President Roosevelt returned to I he While House thist morning niter completing his tour of Pacific The;' president returnnd from his ! l j.' c " lu -" :t ot ' tht! Blgelow-Sanford Private George Dukas of Waterbury, nephew of Stratton Kralis local restaurant operator, recenth talked himself out of a rugged situation in Normandy. It Huom.v thai the nephew of the local man was captured by the followers of'Der Fuehrer and was 1 Ing brought back to ;he German i However, Dukns, nn infantry- 1 man, talked the Germans into turning about and surrendering to him, as he assured thum the f/. S. was really out to win the war. And they did. The soldier, in the Army since October, 1943, was an employe ot' the Walerbury Tool Co. Thompsonvjlle, Aug. 17—(UP)— One hundred jacquard weavers at ir.,ouu-mile Journey more firmly de terniined than ever to win peae only by unconditional surrender. The chief executive says tha Cn-rnany nnd Japan must not \>a nl limvil to t|tiit the wur until Alliei Irouptj- tiftvn occupied the Keicl niul the Japanese homeland In ti press-conference aboard tin pixsident'fi .special train, Mr. " velt denied any belief that Ger many is near This president sniil that in his opinion Ger ninny win not collapse until Alliet Jinnies are lit the borders! of the Commenting on his conferences w 'tli General WacArthur u n c Admiral Nimltx In Hawaii, President Uoosevrlt said future defenso "f the Hicillc would be vital. The president does not propose that jm>: the States be ilefnnd- '•il, l-'e .say.s it is our duty to safc- jnuiru the Facillc coasts of Central and South America as well. The president's Pacific .trip be- (Continued on Page 8) The "Duryea" Was First Automobile For Sale Tim first automobiles rcgu- 'ni'l.v mntli! for salo worn turned out by tho Dtirycn. ..Motor Wagon Co.. In ISOfl, in s Pi-ini,'neld. Mass., and si'Cin't'd " ffi'i'nt nmnunt of attention. T you're thinking of selling your car Instcdd of letting it I' friini luck of us« or gas, Hit- first step In gottlnff the attention of buyers is to phone 2£2t< and order a Naugatuck Daily iViwN Automotivu foj' Suli> Ad. Do It Now! —Umi;t miss tin- liljf HiivlnKR In the Aintnst Sal., of FIITH now underway »t «;ip)i :w .|'s. >-:iii|>utiick'i« Fashion Center, Church ntrt>et.—Adv. Oarpet company art: on btrike rf tile third day. The weavers- are sooking restoration of an alleged S'l weekly pay cut. They are remaining away from the plant ponding negotiations between, their union and tho company, School Board Meeting Is Postponed August Meeting' Undergoes Second Delay As Member Vacations The school board meeting has been postponed indefinitely it was :uinounc(!d this morning. Another vacationing member of tho board has cruixed tho postponement, it was Buitl. The chairman of the board, Emil Mannwciler, feels it has been reported, that the all-important August meeting should have a perfect attendance .IK an appointment to the high school faculty has to The bo.'ircl is made up of (Continued on Pago S) thre ondition Of Litke Boy "Fair" The condition of Donald Litlte, •I, ' 220 May "street, was reported fair" by authorities a'. St. Mary's lospilal this afternoon. Thr> L,itke oy fell from a horse while riding i "the Pond Tlill section Monday, le surren.'i.l internal Injuries. Termites Reported To Have Damaged 'Structures Here Termites. Uinse wliitn, hliiul, iv«MKj-r; Ji/if-Jilie crt^afciires that cum iilulermint! any si-/.e wooden IjiillJin^, havr: l«-en " roiiorteil ..iictivv'-liyi ><jiup(vtjink in at least:'twb in'Htancus'"oniy recently. It: was discovered tliat;- tnr- mili-s IKK! c;i(:rn |)rac(.ically all the w:<y through tin; center of a very large key beam in a Incnl industrial plant;.' If the incidcnt Ii;if| not het*ri diseov- ercd and the lii.'ani rcmox'ed and replaced, mil' section ut the factury building might have caved ill. Aunt her incident oC termites \va.s discovered at; :i local store where display windows mill dour sills wen; found caleii nil the w:».v t through, causing the outlay of a liirge sum to niitkc good the dinn- agf. One local authority stated thai, it: seem* that wood that is damp more ur'K-ss wet: con- limially, attracts termites much mure rJipiiily than ii-ny olhcr situation. Local Sailor Has Exciting eriences Motor Machinist's Mate, 1-C Arnold E. 'Nori Back After 10 Months In Pacific FAVORABLE CHOI- Boston, Aug. 17—(U P)—The United States Agriculture department says that conditions for potato growing generally were favorable during .Inly. A crop of 00- millioii bushels was forecast for Maine. Molor Machinist.s' Mute l-'c Arnold E. Nori'of the United Status Navy, .he son of Mr. and Mrs. ArnoicJ N'ori 'of SonLh Main street, just. back from tho South "West Pacific i war zone, got his big thrill when Japanese aircraft, movud in on Suipaii to "attack the L. C. T. boat of which the- local sailor was a crew member. A vc'toran of the campaign in the Marshnll Island, JSniwctak, iind Sjiipan,- the local potty ollicer slated that his craft, wns not at- tnclied by. ,7np ,'iircrafl. previous to the invasion of S&xiprin. which he felt was the hardest job that he sau ! American invasion forces tackle against tho Japs. Petty Ollicur Nori explained that the Marsha)Is nnd Eniwelak wore flat coral islands, but Saipan with its hills n.nd mountains was another jnatter .Mgain. Asked what his job with the invasion forces was, the local sailor stilted that his .TOO-foot boat brought, in all neodod supplies Allied Forces In Southern France Have Freed 500 Square Miles Of Territory HARBOR AREA AT NICE IS REPORTED TO BE IN FLAMES There Are Indications That Nazis May Abandon Nice Within Few Days The American and French troops wlio invaded the Riviera two days tigo are preparing to overrun southern France. A special communique says the Allied fighters, backed up by tanks, flame throwers und big guna, arc fanning out cast and west along a solid front of 50 miles. The Allies have linked up all their beachheads and 'have sent vanguards within ten miles of the naval base at Toulon. Other vanjfuards fliavo plunged .25 miles inlanj. • A'll told, the invasion forces have freed 500 square miles .of territory -•ince hitting the -beaches of the Mediterranean coast two days ago. Today's special communique announces the capture of four ports, including St. Raphael and nearby Freju-s, «nd five'inland towns. However, the Germans say Allied airborne fighters have speared into Cannes,- engaging the Nazi garrison in fierce fighting. AJlied fliers reported the harbor area at Nice •in-£lame*.'rrr;':rK.-'-- '^'~r~'.'.' ; ' •: That .is-un indication that the Germans are likely to abandon Nice withini the' next'few days. Roma also announces that the invasion of southern France was | led by three American divisions. I The only British troops taking-,! part in the in.itiial assault were R-A-F personnel, uhe.bulk of whom wen- carried aboard one vessel. And an /jearlier announcement said American and French ca^ual- tic-i were moderate while thcra was evidence to show that the Nazis had suffered heavily. United Press War Correspondent Reynolds Packard, who went . LATE. . . CHILEANS CAPTURED With American Forces in Franco, Aug. 17— (UP)—American troops today captured Or-, leans, on the Loire river less than 70 miles south-southwest of Paris. oOo- KEPOKTEO KILLED Yanks Are Tearing' Nazi Lines To Shreds On Roads To Paris NEWS OF POWERFUL DRIVE HAS BROKEN OFFICIAL SILENCE Germans In Normaridy Pocket Are Being Mowed Down By Allied Armor Stockholm. Aug. 17—(DP)—A StvcdiKli telegraph »g«iic.v alx- pato.h from Talinn say» General Frlt7, Von Scholz, commander of it German SS division in tile north, has I wen killed on the Xurva front. OIL INSTALLATIONS HIT . Rome, Aug. 17—(UP)—Up to SOO heavy United States bombers attacked the Ploesti oil installations in Romania and • the airdrome at Nish, in Yugoslavia today. ——oOo - CANADIANS 'ADVANCE '> .Supreme Headquarters, Alllrd Expeditionary -Force,:..AUK. 1"— , IU1')—A npcclia..cbmmu!iiqiM > iuiL-. nounee* that the Canadian army,' luiinchinp u new offensive between Tronrii und Fa la jut-, how advanced one to six miles. with the American invasion forces, cables that he has inspected Ulic German defenses along the Riv- I'OKL. oniy to find them very much weaker than what Allied officers had expected. Several Frenchmen u>Jci the correspondent that, the Naxis had bluffed about ,«ie strength of their defenses, even, to the Nazi controlled French pruss. (Continued on Recent Pictures Of Three Naugatuck Servicemen Who Gave Their Lives For Their Country On Foreign Battlefields Tho News, today, in cooperation with their families, is presenting pictuers of three Naugatuck sol- liers, who in recent weeks gave ..heir lives for their country, in the great fight for Freedom now being on buttle ..fields throughout! the world. Two of the lost soldiers | .vure. cousins, and made the su- i >ronio sacrifice with AMI er scan 'orcus in Burma, while the third vas a member of the American rmy that Is now driving through Sormandy. P,' F. C. Henry S. Nosvocinski vas killed in action- in Burma on uly 2. He is survived by his wife, Zvclyn, of 61 North Hoadley street, nd his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dom- nlck N'owocin.slti, one brotlhcr and uiir sisters. He had been in the crvlce since Fcbrutny 13, 1!M3, nd was overseas since May of this ear. P. F. C. Henry Rykowski, a cous- n of P. F, C. Nowocinski, also ost his life In Burma, as of July two weeks after the \ Germans Start Reign Of Terror In Northern Florence (By United Prow) The Germans have returned to nori born Florence and started a roijjn of terror- among the Italian citiV.enry. , Nazi tank fire is killing civilians and local police. And simultaneously, the food 'and water situation Inside the city is growing more critical by the hour- The main German forces were withdrawn to.the outskirts of Florence less than a week ap;o. But since then, they have made a no- man's land of the suburbs 'with machine pun and tank flrn British Eighth' Army troops arc oonlmuinfif their efforts to clear other sections of the city of enemy snipers. South of Florence'— across the Arno—there was little change. And the remainder of the line extending across the Italian peninsula was quiet except for patrol und artillery exchanges. Gorman St. Sergeant Reported Seriously Wounded In France According to word from the \Va Department to his parents ycstei day, Sgt. Richard O. Enamait, so of Mr. and Mrs. John Enamait o 49 Gorman stree't, was seriousl wounded in action in France Julj 29. Neither details of action nor th extent of his injury was given in tho notification. He is, howevei it was reported, at a base hospila somewhere in France. Sgt., a veteran of the North African and Sicilian cam paigns, has been in Franco since June 6. -In a letter dated July 2J he said that he had his first opportunity since D-Day to sleep without his uniform. He indicated that he h«d seen a considerable amount of action. He added then that he was well The local sergeant, in the arm> for throe years, has been overseas for two years. He escaped injury in the other two campaigns in which he participated. He is serving with iin artillery unit. Since going overseas. Sgt: Enamait has met tVo other local resident. He met George Hanley of Homestead avenue, in England before the invasion of Normandy, und more recently met George Mazeika ot Rubber avenue in France. Union City Boy Slightly Injured ,._ F-C> W U.MAM GllABOWSKT r.F.C HENRY ItyKOWSKY P.F.C. HKISfRY S, XOWOCINSKI i te! nO0 " • • VV".A*.JJ»J. . Edward Kuelpor, 14, of 309 North Main street, suffered a dis-, located' loft elbow after falling from a window in the Kiizemekas block at that address yesterday af- eatii of his relative. He was thcjiliis life in Normandy as ot" July 28, j tot's. Another brother," Anthony,' three cases is the fact that all [Mary's hospital "in the community on of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ry owky of 20 Lines Hill, and is also urvlved by five brothers and four store. He had bean in service ncc 1943 and had been ovci-Hcas nly since May. P. F. C, William Grabowski lost aflar sending a letter home intll-j lives im Bridgeport, and another, catintr that things .wore going- to be j Matthew, is i'n New Guinea, with easier for his unit due to the great Allied air cover. The lost 'soldier, whose parents .are deceased, njadc his home at 2S School street with his 'brother John, and Diis four sis- thc American forces. He had : -bcen overseas more than one and one t |f cl;c Wc; . e p n 'vttt[>S fi fSt class,, and all three were from the Union'-City. section, of Naugatuck. half yea'rs. and'took part in the-.. This: make? a total of 2!3 deaths invasion of FKIIWC. . . , ; i:for.Nat Onu unusual angle about the i War -II, WllCl'D WB.S treated and discharged shortly after. He is the second local boy to be injured in a fall—Howard Vagt having fallen from a house-roof ; |:for.Naugatuck to date in World ) several days ago^.suffering severe the. War II. injuries Hillside Ave. Lad HurtlnFall The condition of Howard Vagi, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vagt, of 330 Hillside avenue, was reported to bo "fairly pood" liy authorities ut Gritlln hospital in Derby this morning. The lad suffered injuries from a • fall from the roof of. a two story building: under construction at the home of Arthur "Kaschol of Oxford, his uncle. ' " It was reported that the injuries consisted of a slight fracture of the skull, two broken wrists, and contusions of the face .and neck. Young- .Howard was treated by Dr.'John Casagrande of Seymour before his removal to the hospital. The lad docs not know just how the fall came about He had been working, apparently, on the roof of the buildinjr- and fell to the hard- packed ground, it was said. (By tniU-d Frew) The German front before Paris is collapsing like a. house ot Cards. The -Americans have driven to positions less than 32 miles southwest ot the French capital. To the south, they captured tha great rail city of Orleans, 70 miles from Paris. And by that victory uhe Yanks split major communications between th*e German drmie.i in northern I-'i-anca with those, in. the south. ! The Americans are tearing tho German lines to shreds . all along the approaches to Pan's. American .armored, forces — breaching ihe last important natural defenses before the French capital — crossed the Aunay river 32 miles from ihe city .atlcr" capturing the city of Cllarlrcs. The Germans also said the YanJcs won Drcux,' 39 miles west of PaVis and due north of Chartres. ' United Press Correspondent Hcn- -ryr-.TV, .Gorrtli^rreported.. thj= aiorn- • 'ing- th'at the "Amcricanfe who 'won. Or.nans aJio captured Oliateauduu, 2S miles' to the northwest, and St. Calais, 52 miles directly west and only 37 miles above Tour;*, another major objective- ; News of tho powerhouse Yank drive toward Paris broke the official silence that AUied headquarters had maintained for the past three days on the new offensjvt». The Germans .reported that the armored columns are being; led by Lieut. General Patton, and emphasized the speed of the Aiuerican. attack. The Nazis said again today that the crash of gunfire spouting 1 from the American columns advancing toward Paris could be heard in ihe streets of the French capital, Dispatches from Allied head- quaj-tcrs say the whirlwind assault threatens to split France and overrun Paris in a matter of days. As the Allies move swiftly toward Paris and inland from the Mediterranean coast, the Germans caught in the Normandy pocket arc being mowed: dO\vn by AUied armor which has plunged into their midst. While the Canadians plowed their way through Fulaise from the north, Yank and British columns • wept against the trapped German Seventh Army from the west and south, Allied tanks and arm- orod cars sped through the Nazi defenses, spraying area after urea vith steady streams of cannon and iiachine gun lire. Some Germans have been able —When your appetite In a bit Jaded, und you are looking: toe nonus thlng .different In. food,. atop. at. Jeiru RegfaLiirant, Church SU—Adv. (Continued on Page 8) Water Conditions n Naugatuck Are Still Satisfactory Coincidental with reports from nearby towns and cities of grave danger of. a water shortage, and various means that are or will be ' taken' to alleviate the situation, a check today with the Naugntuck Water Co. disclosed that water conditions here arc very satisfactory. The installation oY flash ; boai-d's by which an extra 100,000,000 gal- Jons of water were retained in the rcscrvoim last winter and spring, and the savings that have been affected in wafer th Sough the installation of water, meter* here several' years ago ai-c pointed to by President William C. Moody of the local concern as life savers for the borough in the current dry spell. Industry and individuals ' here are not restricted in the use of wa- . tor and all indications point toward the borough going: ahead very nicely in the state water crisis, that, unless there is & ffreat deal of rain in the .near future may grow steadily more serious. —Camli paid for inuritaU Instrument*, piano*,, radio*, phonograph*. Metro Music Mart, 88 Church St.* Tel. 6287,—Adv.

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