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Vol. LXVIII, No. 197 ESTABLiSHElflSSiF A Progressive Newspaper For a Prog-ressire Community" WEATHER Fair. Cooler Full Report' On F*ce 8 *% I !j^—TIT"" "' ^a^HSD 1 885 ^___WgTOgBD^AU^T-gT944 L^<TWir7Service of the UMwfP^T^JPrieeJFte^pM a RFAPflN rAI I C CHI niro i/n i rn IM APTmun.,_u,j» r r. • A_J BEACON FALLS SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION Overwhelm German Garrison And Drive Enemy From City; Tri-color Replaces Swastika On Eiffel Tower Private Domenic Contaldi Reported To Have Lost His Life Somewhere In France War Department Telegran Gives No Details Of The Action Overseas PRIVATE CONTALDI REPORTED ABROAD ONLY 3 MONTHS Last Letter Stated That Sol. clier Felt He Would Bo Home Soon Privnti- Domenic ContaKIl, 2", of Fi-lspiir road. lieacon Falls, was • ivjiiirti'd killed in action August 1, sdini'whei-f in France, accocclln}; to a ti-l'.-graiu received late yesterday by his brother, Anthony C'ontJildi. from the War depart- lll'.'lU. Tin; tfleitnim was h.'u'p of de- lniln, mcnl ioning only tho Beacon Falls soldiers* death lr\ action. ' I'rivate Contiildi a r rive <J In f-'runoi- the .second week In July, after leaving the States for Kng- land luti' In May. He wrote to his In-other, and to his fiancee. Miss Louise Girtildl of Ansonlu, o.uite fri'ourntly. A letter dated July -!"'. was the last received from him, in which he stated that '^•'•rythi/ig wu» fine, that he was well, "and that I'll he home anon." '1'h" last letter received was the first n rid only l.-tter his In-other ivci'ivcd, in which tin soldii-r -mentioned tliat he had Dies For Country Shortest Distances To Berlin From The Advanced Lines South Atlantic Wall Attacked Tim shortest ill.stmicv.'x to Hi'rlln from udviinci'd Allied lines today. Northern Franco—520 miles (gain of 75 miles In wo<>k). Southern Franco— 51)1) iijlloft (gain of 71 mill's In week). Itiily—<il>2 miles (unchanged for week). Russia — :i28 miles (unchanged for week). I'VT. . DOMKNIC COXT.U.DI Drive To Give Service People Vote Is On Here Warden Leo J. Erophy announced today that. I lie borough is spon- LCiasec ( jj 0r i,|g. 1L c.-inipaign whereby it is action, ft is Relieved that I,,; l * n .>'"* ln K ^\ ovpr - v X™W-K\- "erviceman ant! woman an oppor wax iti (hi- battle line le.'.s than l\v« weeks before death came. He s.-rved with the :l3-lth U. S. J n- I'unliy ivgiment. 'I'hi- l.ii.-acon Fall.s soldier had hi-i-ri in the service about, two V'-ars, gi'lting his basic training in (.'amp Croft, S, C. .1 fe was alrio Nlatiuned in Camp .San Luis Oiils- l"p. Cal,, and look parts In runn- '•uvcrs in Tennessee. Me reuu'lied tn (';iiii[i C'l'Off, and left then.- fur a point of t.'mharlvatlon last spring. Prior to his entrance into tln- ;Miny, I'riviLif f.'onliildl was e;n- I'luyi-d at the Seymour Mfy. Co. Mi- attended Center grammar ncliool and Js'uujftttuck high school.. The .soldier's parents are clo- crjist'd. .Surviving him are throe ln-iithers, Anthony, with whom he liv,:d. Corporal Louis Contaldi, who >s u-iih ;,. military police unit in Hri,ol<|yn. X, Y., and Augustine, who is in Alaska as a U. S. Civil Sri-vie,; employe. A sister. Mrs, HI- ••'•inor .Hummel, lives In Spy mo it r. I'vt. Contaldi is the fourth Buu- cou Fulls service man reported killed in the present conflict, fil.OTIIKS IIKSTKOYKI) P.evi-ryl, Mass.. Aug. 2. — (UP) —The town highway surveyor of Hamilton gut a shock when he Piiiin- from swimming In the ocean lit ti-verly. Leland D. Thompson .mind that his clothes had l)een ilc.Mini.vi-d liy a flee in a bathhouse li.ckur. tunlty to vote in the-election this Call. Wni-elun Krophy stated that the campaign is being put into effect for the benefit of both parties, Deaiocrat and 'Republican, and it is the ck-sire of the borough government that, every norson in the service from Naugatiick exercise his franchise to vote or at least be given the opportunity to do so if he wishes. The borough government is i sponsoring- n series of paid advcr-i ti.semonts in The News starting on I Thursday, and in this copy is a j Texas, in October space for ihe full name, latest service nddrnss. serial number, home address and last voting address if any, of the person in the service. A member of the family of the person In tho service may fill out this information, and the clipping may then be mailed or presented to Cyril Tuohoy, C3 Sco'tt street, Democratic registrar of voters or Henry Jiwick, .Republican registrar of voters, 19 Golden Hill street, or: to Town Clorlc Raymond J. John. Once this is done any one the officials will see to it that a Airman Is Decorated In England Sergeant Joseph G. Marcelonis Received Fourth Oak Cluster For Air Medal (Special to Tlio News) ' An Eighth Air Force Bomber Station, England, Aug. .23 — A fourth Oak Leaf Cluster to his Air-Medal has been awarded to Staff •'•Sor- geant Joseph C, Marcclonis, 26, son of George Marcclonis, Ward street, Naugatuck, Conn., for "courage, coolnosa and skili" whil participalinfr in several bombing attacks upon German military and industrial targets. He already holds tile DistingLiiiished Flying .Cross in addition to his Air Medal and four Oak Leaf Clusters to it. Sergeant Marcelonis •is.; the top turret gunnyr and engineer of an Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress in the heavy bombardment gi-o-.ip commanded by Colonel .Elliott Vandevantor, Jr., Washington, C. C. His wife. Mrs. Caroline Huntington Marcclonis. and son, Joseph, Jr., live at 32 JUnrkspur street. Springfield, Mass. Prior to entering the Army Air Force In October ]9-IO ho wius a rubber inspector at United States Rubber Company, Naugatuck. He studied army air mechanics at the Academy of Aeronautics. L,ong Island, New- York, and later volunteered for aerial gunnery, He received his wings at El Paso, 19-12, and began LATE YANKS ADVANCE Supreme Headquarters, AEF, Aug. 23—(UP)—American troops have reached the area, of Evrcux after a swift advance from Drcux, 28 miles to the southeast, 1'ER.SIIING PLEASED Germans Had Occupied French Capital For 4 Years And 70 Days; Nazi Rear Guards Were Slaughtered By French. Patriots; Yanks Are Further Riddling German Rail System (By United Press) Tho French have freed their groat city of Paris—overwhelming- the Gerrmui garrison in four davs of street ••htim \Vu»ihinKton, Auff, 23—(UP)"— General 1'crshing—who led tho AEF to victory in Ji)IH—today hulled the liberation of Paris. The general of tlib armies culled the recapture at tile Froiich capital "u (treat step forward along the road to Berlin." When Allied cruisers liegun shelling the, Bayonnc'nreit of l-'ranee, not only was a new area of action opcnei^ l>nit ruinurx were rife (hat still iinoMier himling .south of Bordeaux might be ,in the making. Smith of IJayonne, Hitler's Atlantic Wall, defense. Is virtually iion-existunt, hence, as arrn>v (1) indicates, a thrust from (.lie n>£-ion <;oulcl greatly affe<-t t.lie m;w invasion drive f2) from tile AlvJcni to tin- Klidil,. Valli-y. JTriiiioli Fiirces nf the Interior, extremely active ill southwestern France, are reported holding Tnlouse. In the north (.'(), the driven to ri:mk .Paris, led to tin; full of.the city. (International) Savings Deposits Here Are $1,314,151.00 Higher Than For July Of 1943 UAfLROADS ACCUSED Washington, Aug. 23—(UP)— Forty-seven w^estcrn railroads have been" charped by tbc"fdderal government in a civil complaint wiTn" collusive rale fixing. The Association 'of American Railroad and two barking houses were accused along with the western lines of civil violations of the Sherman anti-trust law. oOo RESIGNS OFFICE I?io do Janeiro, A»K. S3 —(UP) —Fore-inn Minister Oxwuldo Ar- :inli:i of Brazil has resigned his post and his resignation hits been accepted. The Nazi sw.-istikft which flc\v from the Eiffel tower for four years a?id 70 days ]ia.s been lorn down and replaced with the tri-color. The liberation of Paris was announced this mom ing hy General Pierre Koenig^chief of tlie French Foroe of the Interior. Hundreds of thousands of men and women, many of them without any kind of weapon, began storming the Nazi garrisons last Saturday when, the call for an xmder- gTonnd uprising was sounded, The bulk of thfc Gorman garrison was driven from Paris. T) ic rear guards who were left to cover the evacuation never-had a chance—thev were slaughtered. Total Of Saving's Here Last Month Amounted To $10,750,090 bombing operations against the Germans the following month, This is his second tour of combat service. (Continued on PaRe 8) America's First Classified Ad Appeared In 1704 Here is u copy of the first Cliissifird Ad in this country. II appeared In the Boston 'N'-u-s-r^ttrr on May 8, .170-1. Classified Ads have been sorv- inir iht- people of Kngland Cor 3no y.-ars. At Oysterlmv. on I<onff 'Nliind in rhe Province of N. \ork. There Is n very t'ood '•'nllinjc-MIll to be Let or Sold. "» also a plantation, having,' on It ,1 larjrc new Brick house, »nd anothi-r «-ood house by it I 1 "' 1 a Kltchin v>i workhouse, w ith a P.arn, Stable &c. a younjf Orohfird with 20 acres clp.-in land. The Mill is to be f-'.'t with or without the Plan1'ition: F.nnuire of Mr, William Mritdford Printer -In iV, •"•It and know further. Foundry Office Building To Be Completed Soon The new office section of th Eastern Malleable Iron Co. on Bridge street is now nearing com pletlon. company officials indicate! today and the section will bo occu pied for the first time within a wec-k it is believed, The new office section was constructed on the top of the old structure, and will include a suite of offices for the president of tho company, the vice-president and the secretary and treasurer, it wn's indicated today. Painters are now at work in the .new office section and within the next few days tho furnishings for the "no'w offices will be installed, It is believed. Officers of the Eastern Malleable Iron Co. which also includers foundries in Cleveland, Ohio, and Wil- minflton, Del., are president, Lewis \. Dibble; vice-president. Charles E. Erust, and secrelnry and treasurer, Emll Mannwciler. ' School St. Sailor On Board Ship With President And Party Seaman First Class Clayton L. Murphy, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. .Richard Murphy of School street now spending a shore leave wit his parents, recently returnc from tho Pacific theater of war. On his last trip, Presidcn Franklin D. Roosevelt was aboar ship, making a cruise to- th Hawaiian Islands for a conferenc with the U. S. heads of the Paci do war theater, Seaman Murphy said. He was able to sec the presided during the course of his duties iboard the vessel. William Jack man, fire controlmun, third class of Naugatuck, was also on boarc .he vessel. The School street sailor has jccn in» the 'Navy since August .9.12, and was last home over -a •ear ago. He has been stationed n the Pacific with his vessel, on vhich he has been a crew member ince its commissioning over a •ear ago. Seaman Murphy says he i.is seen a bit of action ,and i-ears two ribbons, one for scrv- ce in the Pacific, nnd the other or service in the American thea- or of operations, the latter with hrec battle stars on it. The local -sailor, who attended adio school shortly after entering he Navy, is a member of a 20 im anti-aircraft gun aboard (.he "Uiser. He will report to the west coast upon the completion of his leave. Naugatuck's savings deposits for the month of July were .$1,31.1,151 higher than for the corresponding month of last year, the business report of tho Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce for last month, released here today, reveals. The total of the savings deposits for July amounted to $10,730,090 the business report shows, a, tremendous amount of savings, Chamber of Commerce secretary, Miss Ireffe 1 L. Squires, indicated. During the month of July there were 26 real estalc transactions recorded here, but during that period there wore no permits for hew dwellings issued, according to the C. of C. report. In addition there were no new water services installed during the past month, but it is indicated that this situation will be changed this month when the first of the water installations for the 200 house development off Park avenue, will be completed. The Chamber of Commerce business report for July'follows: Telephones, . July 10-M, -J.S3-I June 29-I-I, -t.S-15; July 19-13, '1,73:5; Postal receipts, July.19'14- $9,916; June 19'M, $11,188; July 19-13,,$8,501. Savings deposits, July 19-H,. $10,750,090; June 19-M, .$10,633,050; July 19-13, S9,-130.939. Gas -consumed, July 19-14, 8,293,300 cubic 'feet; June 194-i, 8,680,500 cubic .feet; July 39-13, 7,809,800 cubic feet. Electricity. July 19-M, 1,096,830 cwh; June 1944, 1,072,557 kwh; July IMS, 1,03-1,739 kwh.' • . '•'.' Local Group In Attendance At Rotary Session Story Of Stalin To Be Told Local Rotary Tonight St; Francis' Club Picnic Plans Are Nearly Complete Among the members of the Naugatuclv Rotary club who attended tho 200th district meeting of Rotary, recently held at Savin Rock, West Haven, were President and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. .Harold 'Perry, ^Mr. and Mrs. James Kissanc, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Billings, Joseph C. Raytk- wich with his sister, Mrs. Mary D. Vilesltis. John H. Schmuck and Harold E: Brown. The District meeting proved to be a very successful event in every particular and a number of reports wore presented in addition to a resume of the International Rotary convention recently held in Chicago. Lt. Harold Peterson Completes Fifty Missions From Italy Th; authentic story of "Mr. Stalin's Rise to Power" will be the subject of an address tonig-ht at the regular weekly meeting of the Niuiy'auick Rotary club at Stratton's restaurant, in Park Place at G o'clock. The speaker will be . Gcorpe Kolcn, and tho talk promises to be one of the most timely and informative of the summer season. Mr, Helen's address in view of the current war situation and the fact that, peace table talks ' are just around the corner, and the military alliance of the U. S. with the Russians 'inny indicate just what some of the things to be expected in the future fuom the latter country. Visitors at tile last mectinK of the Naug.atuclc Rotary club included "Al" Flnclll of the Mamaroneck, N. Y. club and tarry Whitehall who is a member of the Waterbury Rotary. Gunnard Peterson of Woodlawn street, superintendent of~lhe Kis- don Manufacturing- ^company is the-newest member oT'the Naupa- tuck Rotary club, having been accepted to membership at last week's meeting-, Mr. Peterson is a well known resident, and is active in many Industrial and civic endeavors here. Plans for the annual St. Frnncis' family outing 10 be held at Linden park Sunday wore practically completed -it a meeting: of the various committees last night at St. Cecelia's hall, Ernest. Allen, general chairman, announced this morning. An active schedule of cntertain- m cut and athletics has been planned, with the activities at the ouUnp starting at 1 p. m.. Over 500 are expected to attend. . The food committee bended by James Moore ar.d Henry Daly, will serve a varied menu, including hot dogs, hamburgers, tomatoes, corn, pickles, relishes, etc., and watermelon in addition. Liquid refreshment include birch beer and other Ueverafi-es. The ticket committee under the chairmanship of John Decgan, will meet again Friday at S p. m. with Chairman Allen's group. All those who have tickets are requested to make returns to the following members of tho ticket committee, in order to make a full return before the outing: Louis Tria.no, Larry Dunn, B. L. Sullivan, Joseph F. Smith, Emmet Callahan, Jerry Callahon, Paul BuckmilJer. Ter- rcnce Carmody. Coloman Decgan. "Al" Fratesi, Tom Lynch, Rocco Mariano, Margaret 6'Toolc, Mildred Holland. Mazic Callahan, John McCarthy, James Kennedy,' John Eruu.i, Edward McCarthy^, (Continued on Page 8) The brunt of the patriot, uprising -was jShouldered by an organized army of : 50,000 Maquis', but before the street battles were a few hours old all Paris was fight- the Nazis. • General Koonigr, who also is the newly appointed governor general of Paris, pave some details of the battle in his announcement. He said it reached its deciding pitch yesterday when the patriots begun using light artillery to reduce the last German strong-points. The artillery was obtained from Americans already in the suburbs of Paris. At the same time, the entire Paris police force—on strike for the post week—threw in with the patriots. The police force captured their own headquarters and converted the famous Ilo de la Cite in the middle of the Seine in;o a fortress. Desperately the Na?.is tried to retake the island—from which rises the famous tower of Notre Damo cathedral—spending their last strength in the attempts. By nightfall all organized German resistance Had been crumpled. Then the roundup of tho Vichy traitors was finished. Paris was liberated. While the French capita! rojoic- es in i.ts liberation. General De- Gaulle, the leader of the Free French is reported speeding to the city to establish his provisional government there. The British radio says De Gaulle is at Rennes. The capture of Paris is a great military !is well as psychological MANY ARRESTS Buenos Aires, Aug. 23—(U.P)-— The Argentine government has'an- nounce.d the arrest of.'a large num- er of German agents. in the op- ration of a .now spy rinff Inside \rgentina. The announcenient sajd spionagc material was seized' but avc no details. •-, . • Mrs Maxwell H .Bloom of 122 Aetna street has received word from her brother, Lieut Harold Peterson, that 'he has completed CO'bo'mbirig missions from his base in Italy ' Lt. Peterson-'went overseas the latter part of April. While in Italy, he met his brother, Stair Sgt Paul 'Peterson whom he had not scon' in -1 years, although they both trained in • Texas, only 20 miles apart. .. . —When- you think of music, think of Metro Music Mnrt, H8 Church street, nhoct music, records, etc. Joined our Record Club'.' False Alarm Turned In From Union City A false alarm was turned in last night from Box 02, at the corner of Anderson and School streets, Chief John Sheridan . of the local fire department, announced this morning. The turning in of the alarm was attributed to boys of that neighborhood. A false alarm can be dangerous, as any call involves speed of action on the part of tho fire department and plenty of risk, it was said this morning. Many cases of accidents have been recorded in the past throughout the nation, in which firemen have received injuries, many ot them fatal, in their attempts to get to the scene, only to find that malicious culprits hud turned- in the alarm. Mrs. J. Del Vecchio, Of Beacon Falls, Died Last Night (Continued on Page S) Work Started On Foundation For S." Honor Roll Mrs. Josephine Del Vecchio, 77, of 65 Railroad avenue. Beacon Falls, died Jast night at the St. Lucian home, New Britain. She was born in Italy and had resided in Beacon Falls for 36 years. Surviving are a son, Anthony, of Beacon Falls; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be held Friday morning from the Buckmillcr funeral homo, 22 Park Place, Naugatuck at 8:30 a. m. to St. Michael's" church, Ecaoon Falls, where a Mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9 o'clock. Burial will be in St. James' cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 10 p. m.' and Thursday from 2 to 10 p. m. —When your appetite IH a lilt jad- o<I, and yon arc looking- for xomc- different In food, »top nt Work is now underway on Maple street for the semi-permanent Honor Roll of the "United States Rubber company footwear plant, it was learned here today. Workmen are now busily en- gagc'd in laying the foundation of the structure which will be maintained during the duration of the conflict in honor of the many hundreds of former employes of the factory who arc carrying the colors of Uncle Sam. To dale there arc 742 former employes of the footwear plant in the service, a number • that is changing each week as more and more employes sign up for war duty. . When plans for the construction of the Honor Roll have progressed a bit, full details of the project and the dedication ceremonies that will attend its completion, will be .released \o the public it was indicated by <jompa.ny otll- cials. / —Don't mind the big waving* In the AugiiKt Sale of Fur* now underaity nt Kuphitc)'*, NMnratuck'n Faxhlon. Jeffn Restaurant, Church St,—Adv. Center, Church Btrect.—Adv. •n -r -I 4v v s£? &s $3>

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