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"A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER • Fair. Cooler Full Report On PARC 8 Vol. LXVIII, No. 193 ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Thre« Centt Nazis, Apparently/ Expect The Early Fall Of Paris $930,000.00 Building Program Now Considered Hitler's Newspaper s ays Mobilizing Naugatuck Planning Commission Studying Post-War Projects Schools, Bridges, Sewage Disposal Plant, Town Hall Included In Questionnaire Serious Shortage Of Paper Bags Has Struck Naugatuck The most ambitious municipal building program in the history of NiiiiiMiuck i.-t indicated in the questionnaire filed today with the (j. S. government indicating the interest of the Naugatuck Planning Cunimi.i.-'ii>r. in the post-war ron- stnictioii hero of n -sewage di.sprv- «1 plant, a new Bridge St. bridge, tiiiri,- school Liuiklings and n new to-.i-ti hall. Thi_- entire program would cull j for an outlay of S030,000.00 rind is | broken down as follows: Snwuxe dispoMil plant, S170.0UO; bridge, SSii.rni.ui); school mil minus. $;<'!••.noo.00: now town hall, $200,000.00, anil recreation building. 5100,000.00. .ff tliose ideas become- definite projects, the work would be done with the finnnc.ini aid of the Fader:! I trovernmi-nt. find Hie Hmoii.it of cost .s within the statutory debt hoi-rowing capacity of the borough th.'it is now $1,000,000.00 At the moment the borough does not have any outstanding temporary loans, a financial situation tliv-u h;is not existed here I IT many years. The I'ontemplated school bulld- ir.-g.M include a new 12 to !•! room liriclc structure that would replace the fire.-er.t Central Avenue school, ;i hrirk schoolbuildlng that would roplci; the present Rubber Avenue MCi-.ool. and $75,000.00 for Xauga- UK.-k High school alterations. The meeting of thu Naugatuck Planning Commission in tho bor- tiiigh court room lust nl.ght Included Warden Leo J. Bropliy, Borough .Engineer Charles Curtis, Henry Moockel, Jr., Charles F. Daly, SHCfotiiry of the meeting, Jnd;-c Juiin F. McDonough, Victor N. Peterson. John McCarthy, and Fr-mk Gillon. Two members of the board. William .Noble, Jr., and Harold P.'| eulr I'.fiMwin were unable to be present. Last night's meeting wn.s the tliirti that has been held in recent wr-ck.x hy thr. Planning Commis- sinn hn-r; and these projects or the "MPS that meet with official ap- prm-jil. an; expected to bo re.'uly fur the close of the war. when a niitif.n-wirlf; building and munici-j r«il f'h.'ibilitiiribn program iai pl.'imii'd by the Federal govern- rinvil as an aid in forestalling any ili-prpwiinn until the re-convcrslon <i£ industry hack to peace Lime pro- Nmiijiituck'.s lending Ktofcx report :i slioi-lngr of I'«I"T mill bags that (hiily Is growing more .serious. Customers ill niiMiy loral .stores arc asked to bring hack paper bans, HO lliat tlicy maj In: used over again t<> alli'vuitt! in SOUK; degree thr shiirtagr in this firld. Store heads hcrr clnclun; that if ther* 1 i> not more puli- lic cooperation along these line* lliat cii.itoiiii'r.i "'ill tir carrying home nil manner of inrrelmiiillsi', looms—in the very ni-iir future. An example nl the paper shortage was in(Heated in a local haberda.sh- < v ry store only a few flays ago when :\ large order uf men's high priced handkerchiefs ar- rlvi.-d, not packed separately with plenty of tissue wrwp- ping as formerly, lint tl«J up in one l>nn(i)e. Battle Aid Station Busy On Beach U. S. Planes Are Hitting Japs Hard In The Pacific Of Home Front More Important Than To Hold Cities Of Worldwide Repute First pictures of the new fiitlitiitir. show wounded Yanks and Na/.j prisoners )>I:'H>K wired for by U. 8. surgical corpsinun nt this dri'ssin^- .station on the hu uch of ;i Mediterranean invasion point in France, while American replacements (liaukirroiiml) come :is'i<in: from himiinj; craft. U. S. Armj- Signal Corps liiicljuphnLii. (Iiili'rnation:il Suunrplnitu) (Hy IJnitod I'ress) American planes continue to pave the way for General M;icAr- thur's pledged return to the Philippines,. \ Another enemy freight ship has been sent to the bottom, of Davao off Mindinan island in the southern part or the archipelago. And- 250 miles to the southeast, the' latost Allied attack on Halma- hei'ft nfi* climaxed a campaign to cut off thu bastion from vital supplies. Enemy ships largo enough to brlng'in munitions ar.il aviation gasoline no longer can risk operating in Hte area. Other United States planes havei hit tar-gets from the Kuriles to i Chichi Island in the Bonins C00| m'-ilcs below Japa-n. to Nauru, west of til Ml Kur Boro Playgrounds Close Today After Successful Season The N a u g-a tuck playgrounds closed today, af.tot: .a. v.Qry._succes.v ful season. Supcrinte-ndcnt '-''bf Schools- Harold-K. Chittcndcn said i this morning that- an -additional ] two playgrounds •this"sumrner cn- i abled more children than ever before to take advantage of the recreational ureas. Six playgrounds wore in use, and each was widely attended in spit, of the fact that many who woulc ordinarily attend are now woi-k- ing part time in summer jobs, The added playgrounds have earned the appreciation of local parents, who otherwise would have had no place .for their chil- cli-en while they were engaged in work. The playgrounds in use and tho supervisors, all of whom "did good job," according to Mr, Chittenden, were: Salem, Mrs, Cluirlo;, F. Daly; Central Avenue, Miss Agnes Jackson: .Recreation Field, Peter J. Foley; Hop Brook, Edward Kehoe, assisted by Mis: Allied Invasion Leaders _ cs ho'.ow Japan, to Nauru, west w;il . d K ehoe, assisted Ijy Klis, tlie Gilherts. Objectives includ- M . u . y La!or . Kubbci - Avenue, Miss Parf.imii.--.hiro , in the northern | Ma ,. v D On;i huc; Prospect Street, "lies, and two unconquoretl Mar- | MLss Et _ hcl Ku nncy. VV';ictli-n P.ri,jpliy indicated here tfi'liiy that the borough Is in a ."ploiulid firifincinl condition In re- K-ird to the possibility of a large muniripii'. builrling program. In (Continued on Piigc 8) HE'S BUYING BONDS, TOO ff li.'tx been >IB / -I-,'. 1 ' I'K.vi.n that the fighting m n n h u y s rri o r c liniirls than the iiviTiige civilian. What, are you (.'"ing to do about It? He Is btiy- |'ig tin; <H[iil[im<;nt ho is fight- ifik" with. You have got to buy "iriris bo«d». One way to do It is to sell ii:i-(l artiRlo.s ihut clutter up ymir at lie space and closets. Try ;in Ad like this man did. Hi' insorkvl the following Ad in l v ic Xaugatuck Ne\v.s tincl t'l-ftH'i- h,. went to bed the same night thr car was sold. He told "s that he had no less than t^-rnty 'phone calls find upprox- inuitely ten persons called at his hoiist-. After tho car WHS sold '"• h.-.d »ri off0.1 hr- \VMM asking. ""i. Ino, can do the same "t," nnd get tho extra money thut you need to buy a bond Coi- •'inir hny | n service. "He Gives '•fi.i MiV. YOU Lend Your Mfmoy." TII|S ,\I> SOI.I) IN ONLY O.M'', DAY . Tokyo reports still other raids from the volcano j^'roup in l.hn Bonin neighborhood to New Guinnn. [wo island was attacked by 20 nlancs. The enemy snys our bombers and fip-htcfs hit Halmfi.- hnru. mid bases in New Guinea from the Vof,-elkop peninsula esist- w.'ird to Boupainville and Kabaul, New 'Britain. Sailor Home From Caribbean Theater VKTEKA.NS WANT JOBS Hartfoi'd. Aug. 18—CU P)—- United States employment service offices in Connecticut have had M, r i j applications for employment from veterans oC this war. Suite Manpower Director William J. Fltxgoi-- ftld says npplii-uions from the present World War veterans are increasing dally and pUn-ccmcnts -are continuing at a fair pficc, ARM 2-c John Hanloy, U. S. X., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hanley of Rubber avenue, is spending a seven-day shore leave in the borough. The jtfiilor, who is in the 'nnvnl ail- force as a radio gunner, has been in tho C'ai-ibbe.'in thcu-toi'- nf war on duty with a patrol squadron. He has been in Uic X<ivy over two years. Prior to his enlistment, he wri.s employed irj the fuel cell depart- mont of the local U. S. Rubber Co. plant. In Southern France Fighting Is Under Way In Outskirts Of Toulon ALLIES, MOKE THAN 35 MILES INLAND, ARE GOING FORWARD They Are Splitting- German Communications And Are Taking- Many Prisoners LATE (By United Press) ' In southern France—the British radio says fighting is under way in the outskirts of Toulon. American units ere four ami a half miles from Cannes, The fall of both strongholds is expected soon. Fast-rolling- French and Amer- can columns arc striking steadily northward more than' 35 miles in- unci. Th-oy arc cutting: up German communications — and splitting panic-stricken garrison forces into solated pockets. The- Yaivks . already have cap- ured 7,000 prisoners in southern France— including, a . German pen- oral and his staff. Allied casualties for /the first two 'and a. haff days of the invasion were fewer than 300 killed, wounded or mJss- ir.p.. The American-French drive inland has severed at least three oast-wcet -highways. The German front in southern France thereby has been practically cut in.two, It's olficiaUy announced the Amcr ;ican 3rd; 36th and '15th 'divisions are in action .in southern France. As an important supplement to the Allied offensives — French patriots have becn> spreading havoc throughout the length and breadth of France, A walk-out of thousands of rail workers 'has tied up one f if Hi of the national railroad system. Paris^ is in the throes of a police strike. Partisan brigades have almost completed the liberation' of Haute-Savoie province. A force of 1-1,000 Maquis have STUDY RECOMMENDED Washington, Aug. 18—(UP) — President Roosevelt today recommended a nationwide study of a plan whereby American boys, after the war, would serve, their government for one year in some »orm of federal training, not necessarily military. FIGHTING IN PROGRESS Germans Fighting Hard To Halt Gen. Pattern's Drive On French Capital BUT AMERICANS ARE FAST MOWING THE NAZIS DOWN Yanks ;Are Reported Mov. ing- Through The Suburbs Of Paris London, AUR. 18—(UP)—The| United Nation* radio at Altiers reports that fig-hting: IK .in proe- rcss "in the neighborhood of Tou- . Ion" and on the Cannes airfield. CANADIAN SIIJT LOST (Continued on Page S) Local Youth Is Awarded Wings As Flight Officer - Ottawa . AUK. 18—(UP)—The Canad.iian navy announces the loss of the corvette, Regina' while goiiif. to the aid of. a merchant vessel in the invasion waters off France. Two crew members are dead and '26..enlisted men and one officer'art missing. The Regina was the 17lh warship and the seventh" corvette lost by the Royal Canadian navy. The date of the loss ..-was not revealed but it was 'presumed to have occurred during the early.day»_pf the landing's in." north erTf-PraTibe?""" —— oOo —— COMPANY TAKES ACTION Groton, Conn.-..Auc. 18—(UP)— The Electric Bout Company ha* fired throe union officmls and Riven three-day suspensions to 31 other unloiL members as :in aftermath of the recent four-day strike at the submarine yards. to The >"ow») Deming Army Air Field, Dem- inir,' N. M.. A up-. IS—Gary Barsu- mia.n. son of Mr, and Mrs. Aram Barsumian, 19 Homestead avenue, Xaugtnuck. Conn, has been graduated from Doming- Army Air _ Field, "the AAF's Border Bom- Soviet heavy artillery was shelling hardier School." it was announced I German defenses hastily throwr Col. Milton M. , up behind the frontier. Russians Have Crossed The East Prussian Frontier (By Unlt<?d Press) An American broadcast from Moscow says the Red army has crossed the cast Prussian frontier in this war's llrst invasion of German soil. The la^t Moscow communique did not indicate the long-expected advance had started. I5ut the Russians were reported poised at the edge of ,1 narrow stream dividing East Prussia and Lithuania. And (By CnJt-cd Pro**) The Nazis appear to be laying an elaborate propaganda campaign. to minimize the expected early fall of Paris. ~ Adolf Hitler's own newspaper— the VoelkJschcr Bcobach-ter—says the Wchrmajchbt may be forced to give up cities in the French hit- tie area. The paper declares Germany's chief war aim now is to give the war -a new face through, mobilization of the home- front. It says tins poal is more important than to hold cities of even worldwide reputation. Such a .forecast—if true—^would mean. • major reversal jn enemy military policy. The Germans have always fought furiously for large cities. They arc figRUn-g savagely at this -moment to hajt General Patton's epic drive on the French, capital,--Berlin says tierce large- scale 'encounters are ..raging; be- twaen Argcntah a.r.<t Dreux, on the battleRround - beforc.paris. The enemy reports'the fighting developed following- new American thrusUs from-the south. But ovsr most of the buttle area. —General Patton's men are moving the Nazi* dowri. Front dispatches say they have captured 45,800 Germans, • wounded 4S.OOO, and killed 10,600 since August.- 1st. Three American columns arc reported moving through the outer suburbs of Paris on a broad arc 21 and a half to 28. miles .from. the city gates. Battle dispatches say the entire enemy front from Paris to the channel coast is collapsing in the bloodiest Nazi rout of the western war. General Palton's Third Army has hurdled the last natural barriers before the capital. It is swinging On ! at a pace that promises to bring- j the metropolis under siege within j a matter of hours. At the same time — American, British and Canadian forces are on the march in the north. They are pulverizing the last enemy units left in the Falaisc pocket. Al- Jicd detachments arc plunging (Continued on Page S) An official aiiiuiiiuci'rncnt from Washington revealed l,lu: names of the four Allied commanders 'wlm ^^'<^^^.' in charge of t.lio initial as- .s.'inll against the >';r/,i-huld sniilli coast of ITramv. They arc (left tn right): (Jen. Mi:L:il,ln.- il<< Tassigny (top. left), oimniuiulcr of thu .Trrnuh tninps; M:i.j. Cii.-n. Alexander I'.itcli (tup, right), commander (if grtiuiid forces, Tl.h Army; Adin. II. K. .Hewitt; (huttum, right), commander of iiir forces. (ln(criia.tii>nal) for more than "•-'it. I'lyinouih si'duii. Motor 'n f--nod condition. HcfUer, r-rici> $7,1,00. -100 Melbourne St. Phone 37-10, Over 800 Tons Of Paper Salvaged By U. S. Rubber Co. Plants Here In Naugatuck Alembic Outing To Be Held Sept. 17 More than 800 tons of paper have been SJiivafrctl by the United States Kuhber Co. footwear plant and the JVauk'atuck Chemical, from January 1, 30-M up to and including Jufy 31, figures just compiled hero reveal. The total pa[)et- salvaged In tho footwear plant • for the period amounted to l.'M1,23fl pounds, approximately 720 tons. The NauKatuck Chemical -paper salvage amounted to 171.895 pounds or approximately 80 tons . A report on the paper snlvafre from the U. S. Rubber Co. plants here has been submitted to Arthur Fager, chairman of the Paper Sal- Thc Alcm-hio association of the Naupatuck Chemical Co. will hold j itH annual onling- at Linden park, i Sunday, Sept. 17, it vva's reported i this morii'lnR-. A varied program of athletics Division of the Na'.ifi-atuck j iintl entertainment are planned for the occasion, including a pin-up contest for the title of "Miss NJ-UI- No Final Figures On Boro's 5th War Loan Drive Received Yet here recently by Murphy, commanding officer. He has been appointed ia. Flight Officer, rind awarded silver bom- hardier wings after, successfully undergoing the rigid IS - week course in high-altitude precision, bombing as well as -important phnses of navigation. Prior to his assignment at DAAF lie had completed training in aerial gunnery. Before entering the Army Air Forces, F-O Barsumian attended Pr.itt Institute, Brooklyn. The Russians broke through to the border yesterday in the sectoi northwest of Mariampole. sweeping up 30 Lithuanian towns one villages. The Germans were attacking desperately with mobile units,, consisting of self-propelled artillery, tnnks'and armored truck- borne inr.".n'ry, us a counlci measure, the Russians organized similar units, and cleared tho (Continued on Page S) vage Salvage Committee. Mr. Fagcr lauded the work of the U. S. Rubber Co. in connection with the paper salvage that is so important to the war cl'foi-t. N?ui- gatuck docs not receive credit for the salvage- of paper by industries hero but the. effort .'s one of the most important thfit can be made at ihis lime. Efforts will be made to -interest other industries in Naugatuck in the salvage of paper, but it is indicated that while the firms are willing to cooperate, that the matter of collecting the paper, is where the trouble lies, Chemical." Refreshments will j-il.so be served. Tho i:ommittccs have not yet been named, but will be announced next week, The )n.te date of the outing is dun to t'he fact that other outings and .iffairs havo been plnnncd prior to the Alembic's <i.n<l arc aJso using Linden Park. —When your appetite is a bit .jaded, and you are looking for something- different In food, stop at Jeff's Eestaiirunt, Church St.—Adv, The Fifth Wn.r lunn figures for Naugfiliick have not yet licen released, William G. .ISoics, chairman or the N\iugaUick war llnuncc committee announced this morning. Figures fo:- the larger communities are released first usually, he said. The Naugatuck results may be received in a I'cw clays from Hartford. Thu'locnl 'ntiOt.i was .?2,(33!5,000 of which $855,000 was allotted for "E"bonds. It is believed that the borough made its miola as bonds purchased in factories' through July arc included in the Fifth loan. The borough oversubscribed its securities quota well before tlie expiration of the drive. Naugatuck Soldier Is Reported Missing In Action In The French War Sector —Don't miss the biff snvings'in t'.ic Au/riist Sale of Furs noiv underway nt Itiiphucr.s, N:itieatiick'.s Fashion Center, Cliurch street,—Adv. Lieutenant James J. Woods, the son of Mrs. Axel Olson of 51 John street, is missing in a'ction as of July 23 in France, according to word that has been received here. Lieutenant Woods, a veteran of more tiuin 12 months of active service in the Southwest Pacific, came home from that zone of -action more than ,1 year ajro, and on attending Officers' Candidate school earned his commission. He has b^?n in England since May and is believed to have taken part in the invasion of France. Recent letters indicated he had not received any mall from his home in some time,.and his family has been puzzled over this fact for letters have been sent to him regularly, . " In his letters home Lieutenant Woods has told little about the war but has stated that with him arc a number of K'aucatuck soldiers including- Robert Casper. Lieutenant Woods has been in the service for thV'ce and one half years. He is a former employe of the Fulton market on South Main/street. Lieutenant Woods, ' who is • 28 .years of a/re, was married to the former Miss' Myrlc Biclilcy. of Jacksonville, Fla., in Aup^ist of." 39-13. Mrs. -Woods still' makes her home in Florida. The missing; soldier 'is a graduate of St. Francls'.-.schpol and Nau- Katuck high school, and is very well known in Naupatuck where he has'resided all his life. Food Restriction On 8-Oz. Mail Parcel The U. S. Post Office Department has placed a food restriction on the first class mail,'eight ounce package for an overseas destination, Edward McCarthy, assistant postmaster said this morning. The eight-ounce package is intended to send the soldier abroad Only necessities, such 'as razor blades, fountain pens, soap, etc., without having to present a written request to do so from the serviceman, the assistant postmaster said. The- public has been including candy and other edibles which arc not termed necessities. The first class mail package was never intended to be used for that purpose. Mr. McCarthy said, but intended to provide that which the servicemen actually needed. The public is now asked to exclude food' in that package, and resort to written requests for rood or candy pncknjtrc*. . , New Pumper For Synthetic Plant F. D. The Naupatuck Synthetic plant. ivill supplement its nrc-flghling department, within a few weeks with a new 750-gallon pumper, it ( vas reported 'this morning^ It is be-' icvcd that tbc new cnpinc is a Seagrave model. The plant ordered it ycstcrdal and delivery is expected .in a few vccks. —C»»h paid • for mukical Instrument*, pUino*, radio*, phonograph*. Metro Murtc Matt, 88 Church St. - Tel. l»67.-AdV.

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