Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 22, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Tuesday, August 22, 1944
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!.'• •'j M 1 $ 3 V Vol. LXVIII, No. 196 A Progressive Newspaper :For a Progressive Community" WEATHER > Cloudiness Tonight Full Report On P*r>> ESTABLISHED 1885 TUESDAY,. AUGUST 22, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Centt Nazis In France Have Lost Power, Military Men Say • • : — . :.- • •_. : . ''.-... . W0 . . • ij Naugatuck Soldier On Duty Now In India, Is Author Of Recently Published Song Local Sailor On Warship Of President Evidence Of Nazi Torture Technical Sergeant Clemen J. Gelezimas Is With Air Transport Command The NI-W.M h;iH learned that on< of its fonni-r correspondents, Technical Scrgeunt Cli-nit-nt J. Gele- zinnia. C'nion City uolclier, now wtti tin- L'. i>. Army All' Truns- jiurt Cumni.'iiul In India, Is thu uu- Ihor of si sunn. "Send a be tier to Hi,- HU.VH," thut him recently been pliMj.-illr-il h»-l'H ill the States, Tin- L'nion City soldier who was lietiiv in thf tlcld or model uir- plniii'S in .V.'iugatuclc «omu yours u^'u. Inter learnod to fly nt Both- iniy Hi-Id. l-Ii- U'llH of stonii! of thu i-lmngt-s that huvu conic about since In- entered the service, also »f tht- activities of .some of Ma furrm-i- instructors at Bethany • jit-Id, practically nil of whom tiro i Hying mi very important war mis- ! mctiis these day.*. Tin 1 .NVwj* recently spnt a leather <-OVCI I L-<| mt-mo:-(mdum book to tfer- KiHnit <;<-li"/-,iuuiH und in his letter today lie indicate. 1 ! hl.s appreciation of this net. Sitrgeunt Gi-lexuna.s' letter la as follows: William Jackman Of U. S. Navy On Craft That Made Historic Trip To Hawaii Area No. .3. 1330th AAF-BU-ACT. AI'O -KM. Curt- of K'm., N'.Y.C., N.Y. Aug. Hch. 1P-H, Friday Xighl, ' Siiiiiewhfi-i! In India, Nuiigiitiu-k Daily News, JVuug.'UiiL'k. Conn. IVnr Sirs: r;ec/?H>-d your little memo book «tid write thanks for dropping a lint; my way. Being in tho newspaper buslncsH, f guess you have rwul a lot about India from other soUllersi' account.^ NO that would answer India for ni(,>. Probably my Naugatuck valley I'ni-nds would like to know that prior to leaving the States) 'I had my llrst song published after thn.-e lung ycui's. I just never got to having had it published and when I did, well, t was over here and my sung was over there. It was wriiti-n by rny honorary co-author, ".'listin Leonard" and my, "Henry (Continued on Page 8) Naugatuck Soldier Works Under Fire To William Jackman of the United State.-! Navy who is spending a fur- ough with his wife. Mrs. Olive .fackman of Lewis street, and their j n-monlh-ald son, William, Jr., he ; saw for the first time on his arrival home, wus, a member of the! crew of the U. S. warship that I carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt on his recent trip to the Hawaiian Islands. The iVaugauick sailor was non- commitnl in details of the history- maluug voyage in which President! Roosevelt made the trip to Hawaii j for a war conference with Admiral i Chester Nimitz and General Doug-' •las MacArthur in which future movus against, the Japanese were formulated. • President Roosevejt made his home on the warship 'during the entire voyage, and an inspection of ~':v~ Tvleutltin Island sectoi' also wasi made before tht- trip buck to the Sliilus "ff6X~[u~ndi)t v way, 'it is" u"n- di-rstood, ' ' Sailor Jackman, it was indicated, and all "other members of the crjw had opportunities .from time to time to see at close range President Roosevelt, and his Scottie dog "Falla" who also made the trip, i Tiiis incident is one of the few times on record when a Naugatuck resident was a member of the crew of a' warship that made such a history-making voyage, carrying as a passengi-r such a celebrated personage as tho president of th United States, • i! In; refused to collaborate with the Nn/.l.s when they took over Chatcaiidoii, his native town, this Fri-nelininii's hands were <-hop|>i-d off at tin-* by the brutal conquerora. Mere lie'tells his story to a syniputhi-tiu Yank. Signal Corps IMdiophoto. (Ii]t.,-riiationul . . . LATE N'KW AV.I.lICn UllIVK Naturalized Citizens Must Keep Planes Flying Present fSpct-Ial t» Thi» »ws) !> Ninth Air Force Service Com rnii ml Unit, France, Aug. 22— T-Sgt. Dennis I'. McDermott o I'nifin City, Conn,, Is now some.- whi-tv in France. He Is a mem be i of th« first Service Group of tin Aliit-d K.xpcditionary Air Force to land in Normandy after D-Day. The Service Croup to which Ser- f;c-'int .VcDiymott Is attached has Hi- Jill-Important "rul maintenance job for of supply Ninth Air ir.nndy. Composed rhiiiiicti. ordnance I'ighlfi- pltincH which oper- from advanci- airstrips In Nor- of skilled mi- experts, riggi-i's, signalmen, mobile units ami quartermaster o a, u | trucking outfits', tiie functions as a team, often enemy fire, to keep Al|li;d M;iii»-a In fighting trim. These soldiers of Uu> Ninth Air 'Force Serv- "'e Ciiinnuind are tho men wh "ki-i-p f ,. rn flying;" Technical Sergi-ant McDermott wlioxe sister. Miss Theresa Me Hiernintt, resides at -13 Anclerson "treet. Union City, attended Nauga ti'fk high school. Prior to enter Ing tin- .service, he was employed ''J' (he Kastern Malleable Iron Coin pa a v, Citixcnsihip papers of natural Ized citijfons should be presentee, by those who seek to be sworn In as voters at the meeting of selectmen, registrars of voters, and town clerk Wednesday at the courtroom, it was announced this morning. The meeting will last from -1 to S p. m. Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John will not be present at the session as he started his annual vacation this week. It is expected that his office assistant, Janet Evon. will fill the vacancy at the, meeting. In three previous meetings, the first of which was held in May, and one each month thereafter, over 250 new voters wore accepted, indicating a record ballot this 'all. as 800 absentee ballots have seen sent to local residents In the armed forces. i Supreme Headquarters, Allied JD.xpeditionnry Forces, Aug. 22— <L'.P)—It is announced that American troops on the south bank of Soino river have launched a new offensive toward the channel coast. The drive apparently is aimed at bottling up remnants of tho Gorman 7!.h army fleeing from Normandy and reopening the channel ports. —oOo—— GERMAN KlirOJIT Naugatuck Veteran At am Pvt, Elwood F, Harper Took Part In Many Battles, Overseas, Records Show Private Elwood F. Harper of. the United. Slates Army, a veteran of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and j tho invasion of France, is now a patient at the Gushing General London, Aiijf. 22—(TjT)—The, German 1,NB news .agency says JS'a/l troops have cvncunted ICtani|u>s, 1-1 miles Koulli-suiith- wnst of Paris. oOo ; HITS rilODUCTlON Detroit. 'Aug. 22—(UP)—Company spokesmen suy a-strike of OS Briggs Mnnufacturinjr Com- ]).'iny drivers has .handicapped 30,000 workers at seven plants. The men walked out today in demand for a wage Increase. ——oOo Wl'Il'S KECOMMEIrn.VriON .Hospital his wife in Franiingham, Mass., Elva of Banitim court Aug. 22—(UI'J — The War .Production lionrd has riMioninu'iuird tlruft dcfennnnts for mory than 400 essential stool workers under 26. Tho move is part of. an effort to maintain high level steel production. Lamont Nichols, 69, Ned This Morning At Alletron Farms President Grant Took Time To Choose His Vocation UVxt Point and nrmy scrs 1 - it ' l< did not convince U. S. <>urit7 Pi-Hskl»nt of tho !: - S., that hi; wus cut out for tho eHxi.ntijj j 0 t) of being a military m.-in until he had worked as it farmer, a real '•state man and a clerk in his fiithi-r's store. r f you hiivi; not yet found .vonr essential place In the war ••rfort, follow Thu News Help ed ;ccls. "Buy a Bond Ot Freedom Today" St. Francis' Club Meeting Tonight Lamont E. Nichols, 00, died enrly this morning at his home, Allerlon Farms, R. F. D. No/'i, NaugaUick. He was born In Br'idgewator, j Conn., but resided here .nearly all bis life. and his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harper of May struct, have boon informed. Private Harper arrived from overseas recently and for a time was in an Army hospital in South Carolina, but a few clays .ago was transferred north to Framihghnm. Tho local soldier when overseas in September. 19-12, and took part in the first tank warfare in North Africa. At that time, a close friend and fellow Sergeant John I3ell ,the husband of a former Nnugaluck resident, Mrs. Shirlet. Bell of Cherry street was cut off and after ' being wounded was captured -by the Italian forces nnd held' in Italy for nearly two years as a prisoner of war. Sergeant Bell was brought back to this country in a wounded prisoner of war exchange some months ago and is. now a patient in an Army hospital in Pennsylvania, his home state. The ser- Soant. is said to iiavi? lost the sight of one oyo, is partially blind in the other .and to have 100 pieces of sbrnpncl in one ot his hands and .irms. From North Africa Private Harper went in on the invasion of Sicily and later of tho Italian mainland. Later he was transferred back to England and taken out of tank warfare, but is understood, to have landed in'Francc with the first invasion forces of the Americans. In telephone talks with his Veteran Of 50 Missions Now Is Home Staff Sergeant Francis Shil- inskas Has Air Medal, Four Oak Leaf Clusters Starr Sergeant Francis Shilins- kas of. the United States Army Air Corps, a veto run of 50 bombing missions in the Mediterranean field -of .action, is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. JoBeph Shilinskas of. 'Melbourne court. The local aerial gunner and engineer is the holder of the- air medal with four oak leaf clusters for meritorious action in air combat, each of the clusters being tho equivalent of another air medal. In the air force for nearly two years und overseas only Hince May, Sergeant Shilinskas stated in an interview with The News today, that his Liberator bomber I'luw eyery day that the weather was. good until the DO missions hud been • completed Since tho w.eathor. was good practically all the time that the unit was in Ituly, the sergeant declared that tho missions were completed in record time. ISach mission took approximately ninc : hours to complete and (.he. journey its'a rule "ran into 2.000 miles, Sergeant -Shilinskas stated,, but the daily" grind was a terrific strain on the crew, although all wanted to get the. 50 missions'over as soon as possible so that the'airmen could get back to see their folks In the states. Many of the missions run by Sergeant Shilinskas' crew -were over Gorman-held. points .in Austria, one '_beinjf an aircraft plant. "n'uiir~Vle''nna|" but" anothei—tar-' get was the Ploesti oil fields in Romania.. Flak over these targets was very heavy, the local airman declared, and very accurate, and the biff • U. S. bombers presented a target, even at 20,000 feet, or approximately, four miles that brought about many hits. Sej-g-eant Shilinshas 1 original Liberator was so shot to pieces on one 'mission that had to be junk- Germans Are Described As Being In Complete Tailspin; French Tighten Encirclement Of Toulon; Yanks Gain Flank Drive Bottles Marseille re When St. Maxlmln, vital highway hub in south France, fell | o the U. S.-Freiich Invasion forces, It became apparent that outflankinif of Miirseillu and Toulon would quickly follow—and arrow-. Indicate how thin has been, accomplished. Having reached Aix, the drive continues westward toward the Rhone Valley;*the beachhead in U!MI beinjj extended northward und both Toulon and ManeiHe-ore vulnerable. (International) No School Board Situation Puzzle Single Case Of Scarlet FeverlisF Reported In Town ed. Another carry out Liberator was used the balance of the runs over targets in the Balkans. When their ship was shot to pieces, the local airman stated, all members of. the crew escaped injury, but the flight back to base was a hazardous procedure, it was indicated. A formation of German planes lathered the Liberator with cannon and machine gnr.s on this fligh, the sergeant indicated, and The Naugatuck board of edu- i Doctor Walter I. Baker, Xaupa- ' tuck's health officer, has reported one c-'i-se of scarlet fever here as the only case of reportablc disease, to the State Health Department. There were only two cases of scarlet fever reported in the state last week, one of the cases from Naugatuck, the other from Hartford. KTftccn wife and parents, Private Harper, who wa.s broken back in. rank on leaving his unit for hospital care,' indicated that his jaw had been badly injured- when he was (Continued on Page 8} Turkey Shoot To Be One Feature Of Fish. Game Club Bake A turkey shooting with 20 fowl and members of the Naugatuck Fish ii.nd G.-inic Club, Inc., taking part, will be one of the features of the annual clambake of the group at Sch'ildgen's grove. East Waterbury road, Sept. 3, Walter A. Gcs- seck, chairman of the event, an- cation will not hold any meeting this week it was announced this morning, as all members of the board win not be in town. The meeting has been postponed twice this month, and with the opening of school just about two weeks olT. a meeting should be held very shortly. The meeting, if ever held, is an all important one as a new teach-' or will be appointed to the high school facu.'ty. It has been reported that the six members of the board have been deadlocked in the vote for appointment of the new teacher. And if a meeting were called with a member of the group absent, the deadlock could be broken in the voting.^, It is believed that the aim of the board is to reach a decision with the approval of each individual in the group. Actually, seven people sit at the table, but the seventh person is the superintendent of schools, who is not a member of the board, and has no voting privileges. cases of poliomyelitis wore reported from towns and cities throughout the state last week .against a total of 10 cases for the previous week. Seven of these cases were reported from points in Hartford county, with five" being from Xew Haven county, broken down as follows: New Haven 2 esses, Hamden 2 cases and Meriden one case. morning. Jame An Important meeting of the out-i Survivors include his wlfp, Mabel, trapped in tho fall of a building ing committee of the St. Francis' j thrco ilaughTftrs, Mrs. Larry Gor- in Tunisia. club will be hold tonight in the; don nnd Mrs. Olive Bnmbutto of' The injured jaw apparently 'still ' Hartford nnd Miss Mildred Nich-'j s giving Private Harper a great church hall in St. Francis' school building at S o'clock. Chairman Ernest Allen, head of the program committee of th'e club which is in charge of the outing and family picnic next Sunday at ols of Naugatuck; five sons, Ray- inond Albert of 'Nnugatuck,; interest whatever of trouble- for ht> indicated no in a gift of Wilfred and Joe) of Woodbury and! candy from his family. He stated Robert of the U. .S. Navy; one ' that he w:1s not Toeing too bad sister, Mrs, Rahel White of South but expected to bo at the Fraiiing- Linden park, asks particularly that,' Norwnlk; eleven grandchildren, ham hospital for quite a long time. all chairmen of committees for the event be on hand tonight ready to report. With nearly 130 adult tickets ai- Ijcndy distributed It is expected that approximately 700 children and and two great grandchildren, His address,.is Private.-Elwood •Funeral services will be hold | F ,- Harper, (GW-16131) Ward 306-3, Thursday at 2 p. m. nt the Buck- 1 Gushing- General Hospital "Fram- miller funeral home, 22 Park place, | jn gham, Massachusetts, •:' with Rev. Richard Baxter, rcc- > , : . tor of St. Michael's Episcopal i nounced this Baker will be in charge of the shoot. The affair will > start at 10 a. in with hot roast beef sandwiches served until the bake is ready at p. m., Mr. Gesseck said. Among the out-of-town guests in- ited to attend arc Russel P. Hunter, head of the state board of fish- rTes and game, and Soth Monroe f Litchfield, state deputy game warden. Others from surrounding municipalities will also attend. Tickets' have been distributed^ to local landowners in appreciation for'the use of their land for the club's hunting and fishing endeavors, Mr. Gesseck added. Assisting Mr. Gesseck are Charles Thompson and Arthur Friend on the food committee, with Frank, Fred, and Leslie Baker, James Th'ompson, Henry Gesseck, Peter White, Gordon Hatch, Thomas Saunders. Joseph Valinches, Dr. Phoenix Ave. Sailor Home On Leave Aviation Ordnance Mate, 3-c. Thomas Lawlor, USN, is spending a 20-day, shore leave with hjs mother, Mrs.. Mary Lawlor of -15 Phoenix avenue. This is his first visit home after 10 months in the PaciflS theater of war aboard a Navy carrier, Sailor Lawlor believes that the war in the Pacific will end in ubout six months, shortly after the,war in Europe comes to an cud—"it'll bo a close race." He has participated in four engagements, but naval shoi« leave regulations prevent him IVom revealing where ho saw action. He will return to sea duty upon completion of his leave. A graduate of Naugatuck high. he was employed in the Seymour Mfg. Co. before his enlistment in the Ns.vy in October, 1942, Local Residents Take Part In Scout Program . Clifford Teeple. Sr., and Henry Pope, Sr., well known Naugntuck residents, took part in the Boy Scout Council five festivities held last Saturday niglit at the Scout camp at Mount Tobe in Plymouth. Henry Pope, Jr., of Troop 2 of the Congrfgnrional church, who is now in tho Air Force was one of the speakers at the camp fire, giving a very inspiring talk before the nearly. 250 adults. Scouts and children who attended the event At the weekly Board of Review held in connection with the Council Fire. Scout Charles Ashford of Fern street, received a badge for cooking. v Indications Are Americans May Capture Marseille Before Toulon Falls GENERAL PATCH URGES INVADERS TO KEEP UP THEIR SPEED British Eighth Army Clears Florence, Italy; Of All Germans (By United Prewi) Allied armies in France rolled up new gains today, but the big news comes from high military spokesmen. They say the Nazi army has lost all power of further offensive, action in France. They described the Germans as beinjj in a. complete tailspin as a result of what they term wide open tactics by General Eisenhower's forces in the north. And the.spokesmen.add: "Henceforth, the Allied armies will be able to advance virtually at will in France. There is nothing- that con slop us at the present iime." United Press War Correspondent "Henry T. Gorrell, in a revealing front line dispatch, says the Allied authorities list two specific reasons for the German rout. First, General Eisenhower's forces gambled and won on a delicate problem; of .'supply.. And second, -tbtr-Gerijiuns-gTossiy' niiscalculated" the. strength of the American armored columns which sealed off Brittany, then' plunged eastward to envelop Paris. In the fighting in France today, the French be^an tightening- their encirclement or Toulon, although strong German artillery fire held them up in the western and northern suburbs of the city. An American correspondent, broadcasting from sgutheirn. France, says the Germans are Slrongh enough to hold out for two or three more days. Another correspondent (George Moorad of C-B-S) says the Nazis lave concentrated" 1200 vessels at Toulon and are planning to destroy the city's port facilities. The correspondent suggests that Mar- ellle may fall before Toulon.. The Americans driving toward e, France's second largest ity, are reported by the. British adio to be less than six miles way. And the British radio says xitriot battalions are fighting the Germans within Marseille its-?lf. Some 15 miles north of Marseille the Americans have won the vital road center of Aix .en Provence, aiter a uvo day battle, and began advancing- westward. Other American columns, spearing their way toward the Rhone valley, now are at least GO miles inland. Ass the Allied armies in southern France end the first week of the Riviera invasion, General Patch, their commander, issued an ^ order of the day praising their achievements. He told the American French armies that thev KILLED IN ACTION Providence,. R. I, Aug. 22—(UP) ^A former Harvard three letter grownups will take part in Sun-1 church, officiating. Burial will be! day's outinpr. MOST DISPLAY LISTS Hartford, Aug. 22—(UP)—All MEXICAN DKCKEK Mexico 'City, 'Aug. 22—(UP)— President Camacho of Mexico has i 7 to 0 p. m. signed a decree requiring every Iterate citizen over IS and under GO to teach at least one "(illiterate low to road find write the Spanish language. in Grove cemetery. Connecticut eating places will be Friends may caU this, evening at: required to display price lists on ; . , , „ „ . c 01 ,(.-y basic foods beginning 'to-; tho funeral home from 7 to fl o'cock und Wednesday from 2 to 5 and' morrow. Thu State OPA says the! list of basic foods will differ in each eating place . depending, on. the type of food served. The pur- ; pose ot the order -is to give the public opportunity to check prices —Don't miss lh<> snvln/rs In the Aiignst Sale of Furs now underway at Iluphai-l's, Nuujfiituclc's Fashion Center, Church street,— Adv. Joseph Sitar, an'l Henry Schild- j athlete has been killed in action gen assisting generally in athletics, ] in France. The parents of Army recreation, and refreshment committees.-.',.' ' '• • ' Over 300 are expected to attend.- FARMERS NEED HELP i against .OPA ceiling- prices.--..•-:• ',• Storrs, Conn, Aug. 22—(UP)— Connecticut farmers are seeking the help of the federal government in alleviating the state's serious hay shortage. It is reported the state's hay crop has.been reduced 25 per cent by the dry summer, . - • Private Donald W. (Dixie) Richards of Providence were informed of his death which occurred on August 1st. Richards; was a native of Easton, Pennsylvania. He played football, baseball and basketball and was .the only 1942 Harvard sophomore to win three varsity letters. Norman Litke Shows Improvement The condition of Norman Litke, 1-t, of 220 May street, was reported "fairly good" by authorities at St. Mary's hospital this afternoon. . The Litkc boy suffered internal injuries in a fall from a. horse over a week ago, making an operation noccssnrry. This was the first improvement noted since he entered the hospital. Dr. Seymour Zonn treated him. SHOWING IMPROVEMENT —Cash paid for musical Instruments, piano*;, radio*, iihotioR-niptix. Metro Music Mart 88 Church St. Tel. 0287.—Adv. .Rio dc Janeiro, Aug. 22—(UP)— Physicians, attending Madame Chiang Kai-Shek says she is showing slow but steady improvement. The wife of the Chinese generalissimo j has been receiving medical treatment in the Brazilian'capital since July 13th. The nature of her ailment has not been disclosed, but doctors says it will be several months before she recovers. and havo scored a great initial victory, but lie emphasizes that the speed and scope of the advance must be maintained. The Germans are perplexed and stunned, the Allied commander says and—except for th«?ir coastal defense forces—they arc in lull retreat. And General Patch adds: -The opportunity for decisive results ia in front of us." He ordered the French . and Americans to rush forward.regard- less of fatigue or possible shortages of food and equipment. And latest dispatches, from the froht say the Yanks are pushing forward— in fact so fast that in some areas they have outrun their supply trucks and are eating fruits and vegetables taken from farms' and gardens. Meanwhile, General Patton's armored columns maintained their steady advances north and south of Paris today—a Paris that is all but encircled. North, of the French capital, tanks and" armored vehicles sped toward the port city of Lc Havre and the robot bomb coast. And south of Paris, other detachments drove eastward toward the historic Marne river, the scene of decisive battles, in the first " (Continued on Page 8) —When your, *pp«>tite is a bit Jaded, and yon MO looklnr (or noiiie- tlilng different In food. «tot> at Jeff* Restaurant, Church St.—Adv.

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