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. •» • :.* WAR BONOS "A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Fair Tonight Full Beport On Page 8 Vol. LXVIII, No. 195 ESTABLISHED 1885 M.ONDAY,- AUGUST 21, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press • Price Three Cent! si Allies Score Impressive Gains On Fronts In France Naugatuck Soldier Kills German As Patrols Clash Fiercely On Italian Front Pvt. Walter Kerski's Shot Opens Battle In Streets Of Small Village AMERICAN PATROL LATER WENT BACK INTO SAME AREA ' Rival Forces Come Face To Face As Americans Turned A Corner (Special To Thi- NPWN)' U'ith the Fifth Army, Italy, AUK. 1!1 private VVultoi- Kei'ski of Nau- pi'uck, Conn, was counting on tro'.ihl.' when he went into a :<mnll Hero Soldier Is Home On Furlough Sergeant John Maleto Was Cited For Work Under Fire On Guadalcanal Sergeant John Maleto of the United States Army, a son of -Mrs. Mary Maleto of Andrew avenue is Ji'iT.v-intVsted village on thr Fifth j spending a 111 day furlough with his Anny front In Italy recently with | mother after 30 months of active a t.-nmHut putrol. and the Jei't'les didn't disappoint him. Allied Forces Press On To Rhone Valley MfcvJs-HKSsg^VwgS'r^^ FSSSESgE—si Pour Men And Machines Across Seine Riyer; Win Toulon And Marseille In The Mediterranean Invasion Sector Chinese Make Munitions In Cave American armored columns mid troops are ropnrtuil to he driving frnm their lieachhwid (liliick area) In UK; Miiitli of Franco toward the straU-gic Rhone ynlluy. The successful outcome of this push will bring isliiMit tin- flunking «f Toulon and Miu-Mjilln and the eventual capture of the vital supply center of Avignon. Tin: taking of tho city would tic up Hie L-ntiri; JS'a/.i cuiiimtinicution system in the area. (Inter> national) The patrol, lighting with .an infantry unit of the 3rd "Manic" division, turned the llr«u corner in thr- town and Con nil itself face to face with u do.-en startled Germans. Thr n' was a minim- of silence whili.i i-vej-ybody froze and looked i ni <-vi i-ybody ,.!.«,., Rut Kei'Skij linikir thr ice hy :lnng ihe llrst | shot and killing -i Gorman. ! A hot fin; (Ight ensued, in which j small arms and hand grenades ' U-ITI- i-rnplnycd hy both sides and ' whi.n ih" patrol pulled out it left ! scviM-al ilnad and many Infuriated | The following morning, before the Germans had fully recovered from the shriek of the night before, they were assaulted by the same fitrcil. One of the Americans captured a German machine gun and ."prayed the enemy wherever he .snnwi'd himself. On this foray, in addition to inflicting other casualties in the German ranks, information was oli- service in tho South West Pncil'.c I war zone. | Sei-gt. Maleto who was cited for | bravery under .'Iro on Guadalcanal ' .V, ii^'.. *i»iJv..*i Joseph Rosko Seeks Post Of State Rep. Union City Insurance/Head! In The Field For |6emo-1 cratic Nomination -. . LATE. . THINKS WAK'S ENIJ NJJAK (Continued on Page 8) Henry Moeckel Started Check On Town Hall Today A shidy to determine the condi- li'i'i nf the. town hall find to nscer- t.-iin tho r;irrying capacity of Iho timtjfrM of roof construction w.'i.i x'urli'd hero tndny by Henry Mocpk'-l, ;irehitr>cUirn! crrglnefi 1 . Warden U-n J. Tirophy sjild this nuirni ng. T.'in w"lfnrr> hoard ordered the work tn he drine nt n meeting last .Vlr.nd.-iy urtr.r Uie Gem thcfitcr wn« '•oruli-mnfrl HN a h-'iZJircl and c!o!<f- ( l hy Kdwfinl J. Mickey, state fire rnnr.slial, Mr. Hrfjphy pointed out that n'llliing r:ou,VI be done nbotit pldnji for rnpiur.M unl || Mpi M fJC cl<nl makcn his report, .rust how long It will mkr-, M,.. Rrophy could not "n.v. The eli.ctrieul wiring system, "•hifh Is poor, according to Hfekny,. will hiivo It, he nhockiid thoroughly. Ucv-fM-dji nf ilu> origlnnl Iiiyout wirindt he ffinnd, Mr. BropTiy i<;ild, "'Irllng difl'lciilty to the work of i'hcr-l(ing up. Mr. Mocckel, without blucpi'ints '"• I'lans of any sore, stnrtcd his W( 'i'k this morning bv sketching Hi" outside of (ho building in or- tli'j- to givi; him something to work on. .SKRG.IiAN'T JOHN* M.M-KTO in th liy Ucut. Gen. Htirmon, \^a.s Xationtil Guard before the. Army in September of 19-10 giving >.im a military record of aj most six straight years. The local soldier's outfit shippec out Cor the Pacific theater in Janu ary. 10.12. being part of the Ameri can division of artillery attacinec to the Marine First division. This Marine unit went into Giindulcfinal November ilsl, 10-12 following on the heels of the original invasion hy the Leathernecks and Sergeant Maleto's unit of artillery v.-etit along also. In the tierce fighting that went on against the Jups for the next four months. ' the use of the artillery wont 'on in ever increasing I'KKrCUITKIt SINKS Arjipulm. Mrxic,-,, Aug. 21—(UP) • tn Argentine p;is.-jonger freight'•'• wink yp.sf.prdsiy in tho Mt'xicn'i niirlmr ,,r Aeupulco The vessel TOiiglH lire at anchor Friday mcirn- II:K and still was hnrnlnff when she W|1 »t rlown. All 2,Ht; puHsengers n.ncl '•i-'-w,,ie,, escaped without Injury, (Continued on Page 8) Pvt. 'Madden Served As Guide During Normandy Truce Pvt. Edward L. Madden, 2.3, son nf Mr. and Mrs. William .J. Madden of 87 Oaipin street, was a guide tli:it brought three American chaplains up to the front line to aid in removing wounded soldiers 'during a three-hour truce somewhere in Normrindy July 22, it was rcp'-'t-trd this 'lorning. Pvt, Madden wrote home recently that -in a battle in Normandy last month he had almost been captured bv German soldiers, but he was able to get back to his Joseph V. Rosko nf High street, head of the Union City Insurance Agency, today announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for tho state assembly. Mr. Rosko who is very well known in Union City, has been a resident of Naugatuck for the past nine years, and although a. resident of the Union City area, still is a voter in the Second Ward, where he is a registered Democrat, It was indicated today that Mr. Rosko will have the backing 1 of Burgess Creslo Klimasewski, Third Ward Democratic leader in,..'seeking the nomination. The posts oT representative here are now held by Republicans, Mrs, (Continued on Page '8} P. F. C. Renzoni Now Stationed At Air Base Abroad (Spccinl (.r> Tho JVowM An Air Service Command Station. England. Aug. 21—Ptc. Nello nzoni of Naugatuck. Conn., now issigned to this giant Ah: Service ommand modification and repair Icpot. is helping to keep America's ightci-s and bombers swnrming over Western Europe in support f our advancing ru'inics, He is the son of Mr. ;.ind.' ; Mrs. /filentino Rcnzoni of -16 Woodland trect, Naugatuck, Conn. Before entering the Air Forcea e was employed by the U, lubber Co. in Naugatuck, Conn He attended Central Avenu chool in Naugatuck, Conn. Supreme Headquarters, American Exped-itidnary Force, Aug. 21—(UP)—General Sir^ Bernard '•Montgomery, commander, of Allied, ground forces In France^ de- "clai-cd-in an order 'of ; th'c"day to- tiny that "the end of the war is in sight. Let's finish off the b'us'i- ness in record Lime." . . -—oOo AWAITING FKNALTV nraguigiin, KraJicc, Aug. 21— (UP)—OIK; of the mosl promj- nrnt c.ollahorationlsts in southern France is In ja.il. JIc is 71- yeiir-oJil remand JJouisson—for- mer president of the French chamber of deputies. And he Is awaiting whatever penalty will be meted out hy French justice. Ho wn.s minister of the navy during the last war and later became minister of Information to Marshal Pclitin. oOo WOKKJ3RS ttETUKN Local Marine Is Wounded Second Time Corporal Joseph Jecture, Jr.; Is Now In Hospital In New Caledonia Croton, Aug. 21—(UP)—Fro r cluction of. submarines at the Klectric Boat Company has returned to normal today, Workers —urged by their union—have returned to their jobs. In Normandy With Bomb 'Disposal Unit Forcig-n Money Was Used In U. S. Until 1792 til silver half and (|imr- dollars , ltu | dimes and -dime were ,a,thorl?,ed in A r>ril ^"ic '•"ins , Congro.Mft, had to use foreign find p'tfr-r monoy tn i" to mis. fin p'tfr-r monoy tn e small payments. Spnnlc- t>f payments, you'll make e I-,,,. N;,1, C ;, U|C U MOWS t Ads .smaller if your first ght when you get results phone 222S and kill your' * (Continued on Page S) KAKTHQUAKB IN HAITI 'ort An Prince, Haiti; Aug. 21— (UP)—An earthquake..of moderate intensity was folt'ln-Haiti last night. There were no reports of damage. Naugatuck Soldier In Italy Is Awarded Combat Infantryman Citation (Special to The Nows) With the Fifth Army. Italy, Aug. 21—Corporal John P', Lusk/iy, whose home is fit Nnugatuck, j fighting ability in-combat. Conn., has 'been cited by his rcgi-! ment of .the 88th Infantry Division! and awarded tHe Combat Infantry-.' man Badge for actual participation! in combat with the enemy on the! Fifth Army front In Italy. , \ Standards for the badge are i recently authorized by the War Department, is awarded to the infantry soldier who has proved hi.s The hnndsomc badge consists of a silver rifle set against a background of infantry blue,;',- enclosed In a silver wreath. Corporal Luskay is the son of Stephen Luakay of the Millville high, The decoration, which was i sector of Naugatuck, "Kept busy" in Normandy with ;L bomb disposal squad ij Sgt. W. Earney Davis, son of M.r. and Mns. Walter Davis of Central avenue, according to a recent letter to his parents. The sergeant has been in Franco since the last week of July, after i having been stationed in North Ireland and later in England. As'i the service for CorpoiKXl Joseph Jccture, Jr., son of Mr. and M>s. Josepl: Jecture of Spring street, who is in the- United States Marine Corps, has been wounded in action for the second time in only a few week-, in the fighting in the Southwest Pacific against the Japanese. Writing from a hospital in New Caledonia, Corporal Jeoture stated that he is having-difficulty in writing as he was hit in the hand in the invasion of Tinian Island and would be confined to the hospital for some time, and th»at N hc had already undergone an opera- i tion on the member. j The War Department has just sent the family a telcgium stating' that the local Marine had been ; wounded in the invasion of Sai-' pan, when lie was hit in the nosd j *fid u-nder the cyo by fragment, of a Japar.ci-c hand grenade. '• Recovering from these wounds Corporal Jecturo went back into action on Tinian. Island and ngo.ii wounded, tills time before be left a tank on which he apparently was riding with other riflemen as «.n assault of the Japanese :inu» took place. The family of Corporal Jccture ivas puzzled by the incident inasmuch as the Marine fought as a machine gunner on Saipan, and now in a later action apparently went into battle as a rifleman. ie holds ride and machine gun nodal.-; as an cxpent wit); each vcapon. C'oi-poral Joctui-e's letter wjis lard 'to decipher, his family reports, yet apparently the -injury Was no.t to his writing hand, which is his right. He states thafho hopes t.o be home soon, (laving- bce.'i. overseas since January and in T-",ns of rock protect the site of one of China's principal munitions I>l:uits fro;« .enemy-air attack. Within the walls.cut in- tho- «i<le of a "lilll, ? "workcri produce heavy mortars,'anti-tank guns, and shells. At (op, thehc men arc shown entering tho unique ordnance plant In the lower photo, workers check 15 cm, heavy mortars, (rntcrnationni) America's Double Air Blow Caused Japs Heavy Damage (By United Press) America's first double air blow against Japan VKI/S. set ,-L new roc- ln dost "« u <"> in Ul = **'» n member of the bomb disposUl unit, he ia reported to have toured a considcitible part of England He wrote at one time that hi was stationed near a place thn reminded him ot the plant his father was employed at—the BriS toi Co.: hence, Bristol, England, A graduate of Naugatuck high school <nnd Duke University, .Sgt Davis was employed by tlio Scoville Mfg. .Co. of .Watcrbury, prior to his entrance in the service in June 1W2. more than two .' year*. Sailor Sees Son For First Time William Jackman, N.-S, N. is enjoying a leave with his wife, the former Miss Olive Weber, at his home on 'Lewis street. The sailor, son ot Mrs. Lena Jackman of Rub- jcr avenue, saw for the first time i II months 'old son, William, J. This is his'first visit "in the borough in over a year. Two brothers, Ralph and War•en, are also in the Navy.' Each Brother has been in the service j-bout two years. Si - —Cosh paid, for musical Inntru- nients, pianos, radios, phonographs. Metro Mimic Mart, 88 Church St. , 0387,—Adv. East Side Old Timers To Plan For Annual Outing B-29 Superfortresses which struck twice yesterday at Yawata unleashed Che largest bomblcad ever concentrated on a single target in the Far Eastern theater, and returning pilots report the sprawling factories of tile major enemy steel center were left u mass of flame?. The B-20's attacked by daylight, for the first lime since Doolittlc's raiders liil Tokyo. Other Super- forts followed up with a night raid. The Wnr Department describes! ncter of this w; the results ot the night assault as i essary to search Pledge To Create Security Group Has Been Given (By United Press) American and British statesmen have pledged themselves to ere ate an international security or ganization in which big and littl nations will be partners. The pledge was made as the Aincriciin-BriUsh-Russian confer nee on a. world pence organisation opened in Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington. In an address formally fair. Bomber crews reported they could see fires burning from the earlier daytime raid 30 minutes before they arrived over the target. Although four bombers were missing from the first ;itt.'iek. none was missing from tho second. The •l.iylight raiders were credited with •(hooting down 15 enemy planes, probably destroying 13 more, and opening the. talks Secretary of State Hull declared th;U the three big nations — the United States, Russia a.nd Britain — do not wish to impose dic- tylorship on the rest of the world. Hull warned that the very clinr- i^ makes it nec- for an enduring peace. Hull added that security requires institutions through which the will to pence can be translated into notion, and asserted that force mu-st be available to back up any international organization. .Tn reply to Hull's address. Sir Alexander Cadognn. the chairman of the British delegation, stressed the same f.jeme. Oidogan pointed out that even Ado'.f Hitler lias Continued on Page 3) Continued on Pa.gc 3) ' A meeting oC the East Side Old Timers' club outing committee will be held • on Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at Donnelly's store on Maple street. ' Tho'-p'roup will plan Cor the annual clambake and outing of the club an event that is attended by close to 200 each year. For the past two years the outing has. been held' at Linden Park. Members of the committee who arc expected to be on hand on Tuesday night include Warden Leo J. Brophy, James J.. Donnelly, Burgess Andrew O'Toole, George Songstacken, Edward Jackson, ?Yn.nk'Maddcn, Tcrrencc O'Connor and Frank Sabia. —Don't miss the big ..Havings In the August Sale of Furs now underway it- Raphael'*, NaiiKUtuck's Fashion Center, CliurcJi street,—Adv, Naugatuck Girl's WAC Unit Is Commended For Work At Base In England The City Of Paris Is Steadily Being Ripened For Capture FRENCH PATRIOTS STRIKING AT NAZIS IN FRENCH CAPITAL Estimated 10,000 Germans Remain Trapped About 100 Miles From Paris (By United Press) Allied armies in France scored impressive- gains on both fronts today. Northwest of Paris, they poured men and machines across the Seine river, building up a strategic bridgehead. And in the Mediterranean invasion seder, they advanced^ in their drives to win Toulon and Marseille. First—the details of the Allied front before Paris—a front that is being: whittled down as the Americans draw an armored arc around the north, west and south gates of the French capital. The crossing- of the Seine by Lieutenant General Patron's forces, has produced two distinct hardships for the Germans. First, it lengthens the Allied northern arm. of the arc being swung around Paris. And second, the crossing: of the Sc'ine reduces the chances of thousands of Germans to hurdle the river' in their headlong disor- gaWzcd" Illshf; from" If ormaTidy." Xot only arc the Americans mushrooming their positions on the northern or far bank of the Seine, but the Germans say they also arc spreading out on the river's sou^i- ern or near side. German broad- :asts say Patton's columns have extended their holding- to more (Continued on Pace S) Local Soldier Is Graduated As Army Paratrooper (Special To The Xcws) Fort Bennihp, Ga., Aug. 21—Pvt. Paul D. Rossini, son of Alexander Rossini of 86 Woodland street, Xaugatuck, Conn., has won the right to wear Wings and Boots of the United States Army Paratroops. He has completed four weeks of jump training during which timcc lie made five jumps, the last a tactical jump at night involving a combat problem on landing. Jumping- at the Parachute school h.-is been steadily developed to a recognized war science. There is less than one per cent chance of. injury while jumping at the school. In addition to producing jumpers. Parachute. Specialist Training 's given- to qualified men in Com- J>}unicalion, Demolition, niggers and'Sewing Machine Maintenance, vital skills for Airbonrnc troops, (Special to The New-*) Headquarters, European Thcarter of Operations, Aug. 21—More than 350 Wacs stationed at a base head-! traffic quarters mended Charles O. Thrasher, for their out-i orators in keeping vital communication lines open. Some are secretaries- to high-ranking officers. control in England were com-! movement of all by Brigadier General j plies. . '•-- -- • WAC cooks details involved inv the troops and sup- standing job in handling t,lic immense amount of detailed work contingent with the. Allied drive through Franco. Many of the Wacs arc doing jobs of a highly confidential nature. One Wac, who must be nameless, a draftswoma.n, works on preparation of Top Secret plans, maps and charts, showing: the flow of Signal Corps supplies to marshalling areas and embarkation points. The Wacs arc doing valuable work as, teletype and telephone op- run two mess halls at the headquarters, one for enlisted men and , one for civilians working at the b:iso. The lyrge con- en- solidated mess hall where both listed by The majority men and Wacs oat is run of the Wacs are working for Quartermaster, Engi neers and Ordnance. Among- the . Wacs stationed at this headquarters is Staff Sergeant Thelma S. Stauffer of Nau- gatuclc. Conn., who ha s been overseas some months, Sgt. Mai Returns To Duty After Slight Injuries Sergeant Albert Mai, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mai of Millvillc lias returned lo combat duty after having spent some time in a rest camp, since suffering injuries in a. recent combat mission in.Italy, • Sergeant Mai is in the Army Air Forces, serving- as a. radio engineer. The injury was apparently received trom anti-aircraft fire. ^ He states in a letter to his parents, that he has flown a considerable amount of missions and expects to complete the required number of. flights soon and be home by Christmas. Overseas for five months. Spt. Mai has been in the Army since January, 1943; Prior to his entrance into the service, .he was employed at the Eastern Malleable Iron Co. He is a former president of the Naugatuck Young Republican club and also a former president of. the Millvillc• Library association. —IVhcn your'appetite in a bit jaded, and you are looking- for noine- ff different In food. »top at Jeir» Restaurant, Church St—Adv.

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