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Vol. LXVIII, No, 198 ESTABLISHED~l885 A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community' THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1944" WEATHER Clearing Tonight Full Kcport On Page K Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent* Bordeauxjtancejs Reported Taken By The Allies Bucharest Is Virtually Under Siege Move Made In Anticipation Of Possible Reprisals By The Germans CAPITULATION OF ROMANIA STARTS NEW RUMORS One Report Is That Mutiny* Has Broken Out In The Hungarian Army Allied Chiefs Confer In French Hayfield (Ky Unlt,-<l Tress) The- new Romanian government |:HS put Bucharest under a virtual state ot' siege. The step was taken in anticipation oi' possible German reprisals for FUimanla's desertion of the AXIS. A Bucharest broadcast (hcnrcl by Ki''C> announces ii decree by the city's military commander forbidding /ill public assemblies. A curfew has been imposed from S p. a. rti. Kerlin claims wlde.spread disorders nrc Kicking Romania In tho wake o.' King Michael's peace appeal, The Germans siiy a "national group of patriots" ha.s organized against the monarch and has called upon the army to continue the flKh: against' Russia. Xa.zi nourcc.1 do not Identify tho group's members. Hut u Swiss broadcast unys .Marshal Antoru'.xcu—the deposed Quisling premier of Ro- munin-'ting fled to [hp Reich, Rcmiunin'.s capitulation hiut sent a mass of rumors surging throughout southeastern Jiuropc. Press dispatcfit-s I'rorn Ztu-ich. Siv-itKerland, say tnutlny ha* broken out in tho HunKarlun army. Tho reports predict an early mil'l- t,-ii-;,- revolution in J-Iiinffary, Thoy f|,iot.r! a Hungarian diplomat us sayinjr a cabinet crisis is Imnii- •'i';nt in Biulapcst and Boi-lln says tin' flurijrarifin government has dissolved all the nation's political inn-ties, Cairo sources claim "somcthin.L.' fCranKi-" is under way in eulfraria. at intervals—and it is thought lUilio Sofia is broadcasting oniy tit'- CJri-riians may have seined Sni HI to head off " peace move announcement. BBC says the Unit Earns Citation T . ^u- et t r ,,n , h ; iyl r"" »° mewl " !r '-- in F '-"»««. Alll«il .Military leaders plan their f,,t,.r,. drives. n-rnl \lr-r, ' ,*'"' °"'l' r *' Br:1<lll '- v - co.ni,,:,,,,I, !r of tlu- Twelfth Army K rm,l>: Gr.n. Ber', |. "n , " T ' c "" 1 """" 1 ^ " f ""•• Alli<-<l ais; Army ^o,,,,.- M, G.-». Sir Mile.s C. Dcmp^.w of tl,,- l!r,|.l.sh 2,,<| ..\r,,,.v. :,n,l .1,1, Grn .C..urt,,.-y H, Jfml^.s of tin: U. S. 1st Army. U. S. S^mil Corns Iiuilii>|ihoLo (Inlcrtuitiotiiil; Soldier Sends Home Trophies Sgt. Walter F, Hollister Is In France With A Tank Destroyer Outfit Over Half Way To Germany SurKcant Walter F. Hollistur of the United Suites Army, w-ho is now in a tank destroyer outfit in France, a son of -Mrs. Jennie Hoi- lister of Church stree-t, writes from uverseas thut his outfit has been in some pretty "hot spots" since the inrasio:i of France under way, Mer;.rua.iu .Hollister also states that the battlefields are very noisy, but that the American soldiers an•used to it. and are now Private Prank P, Minuto Now Entitled To Wear The Presidential Award Private Frank P. Minuto of the United State Army in France is a member of the 116th Infantry, 2nd battalion, Medical Detachment, an outfit that recently received the Presidential citation for gallantry in action. The Presidential citation was awarded for the fine work of the unit on D-Day when the soldiers took part in the invasion of France. The insignia of the citation is of blue cloth and must be a part of tho soldier's uniform at all times. Pvt. Mir.uto is the son ot Mr. and -Mrs. Paul Minuto of 12 Culver street. Only five, units of the United States armed services have received the presidential citation and the award 'is one ot the most cherished, possible for a unit to earn, it is -.stated. ' Private Minuto has been in the service-, for two years rind has been overseas for the past 15 months. Ho- was stationed in England for'some time-previous to the invasion. The local soldier has not been home since entering the army. - . Private Minuto's address is 116th Infantry, 2nd • Battalion, Medical .Detachment..No. 312SO1SO, A. P. O., 29, c-o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. • .,.'.. . LATE.. . PATRIOTS ASKED HELP Supreme IIoudquurtcrH, AKF, Aug:. 24— <U1»)— Allied headquarter* WI.VN Pari* hart not yet been liberated from the Germans and that French partlnans Inside the city are culllnjt /or help from the Allied urmjc.t. Headquarters said the German* and the French patriot forces had arranged a truce and thut the Germans apparently cliang-ed their minds and threatened to destroy everything In tho city. oOo—- ARMY CASUALTIES Washington, Aug. 2-1—(UP)— Secretary or War Stimson announces that through August 6th, total United States Army Casualties, whose next of kin have been notified, were 261.589. Stimson said- that of the tot.il, •18.SSO wnrc killed, 125,931 wounded, 42.906 missing and -13,822 prisoners. Of the wounded, 58,519 already have been returned to duty, he said. A Navy casualty list released today showed a total of 56,257 for the Navy, Coast, Guard and Marine Corps, making- a to-. . tal tor all services of 317,8')6. : Secrecy At The Allied Conference Is Being Protested (By United Treits) Tho second major Allied conference in the United States—like the China Needs Help For Her Armament Program first—is highlighted against secrecy. by u protest. dim Times reported Eul K ari!i had :' able to take almost ar.yih'n 'iskcfl the British iimbfi.«s,i.dur In ; its stride. Ankara for Allied armistice terms one,, a^ain. Other Cairo reports says Bui Kariim troops have bpfcun. with, flrawinfr from Yugoslavia. Thej 'iff believed Hiixious to avoid (•lashes with Russian forces pt ir.K toward Serbia--inasmuch '•liilK.-iria is not at war with R:i3- filnii ar 'in friri: The local .soldier, who was an employe of W, F. Brennan's store bul'orv critorir.K the service throe years at,'o, was stationed at several cvim/js in this country before t'oins overseas to England some months afio and eventually on to France. The sci'Keant recently sent to his sister, Mrs. Komco Ni^ro of Grassy Hill road, VV'atcrbury a A'a/:i flyec'a insignia and super- Nazi insipnia, taken from tho bodies of members of the German elite corps, killed in combat with the locat soldier's outfit. One of thi; ITIOMI interestini; items < nan port of Constanta. T)i.\v I fic:nt back from overseas by Sur- Kadio Bratislava, declares tho Slovak Kovornmont made Impoi-t- nnt decisions at ft mooting,' yestcr- (liiy. radio reports (picked up CBS) say the Romanians are German troops In the In ;i s|)i-ct;ienl:ii- new tlirusl (,, the- southeast. ,,f T'aris <1) Gen J'nt- Itm'r. lank Corci-si sliisheil U,n,,, K l, a new ^:i,, f,,r a K nin whicli cur- nril tin- American av:il:iiH-h<- t« within jilmut. Hid miles of the German liorih.-r. The town of ^cns u-:is the Ktial reached in this drive. Reminiscent of the food conference S.t Hot Spi-ir.g-s, Vii-Kinia, newsmen want the riRht to report the developments in the world or- (By United 1'rcsx) * Donald Nelson'a coming: trip to armaments proRrnm ' of that country apparently are closely related! Details of tho War Production chief's mission have been withheld for reasons of military security. But it is revealed that j China is unable to supply even spare parts for the few thousand American trucks sent in before the Burma rond was cut, According to President Roosevelt's lend-lcaso report, tires and spare parts >now are beinc flown into China so supply lines 'can be maintained to American air Combined Force Of Allied Troops, French Patriots Caused Big Port To Fall On France's Southern Front Allied Forces Have Fanned Out In All Directions And Are Toppling- Toulon In Mediterranean; Americans Plunge Deeper Toward Rhone Valley; Marseilles In Hands Of Allies (By United Press) Another big victory is reported for the Allied armies in France. The British and Algiers radios say Bordeaux, Franco's fourth largest city and a major Atlantic port, has been liberated. Those broadcasts add that the liberation was accomplished by a combined force of Allied troops and French patriots but there are no other details. . » The Russian army newspaper "Bed Star" said Allied armies made their-third invasion of France at Bordeaux, but the source of the report was not given. Two days ago Spanish dispatches quoted French authorities as announcing new landings in the Bordeaux sector, but London and Washington refused to comment on that anncmncement. .However, 'there's some belief that the Allied units reported in Bordeaux are from an American column that moved southward across the Loire river near Nantes more than a week ago. A few days ago this column waj 65 miles northeast of Bordeaux. On France's southern front, Allied forces fanned out in all directions, and the big Mediterranean port of Toulon is being toppled. Record Number Of Voters Sworn In At Meeting Last Night; 20 Servicemen I fighting- Hunif.-iri- Hungarlan border. Scant .Hollister is copy of the 10 in 1 daily ration th;it the Amer- 144 Mostly Naturalized And From Out Of Town Take Oath little of .Romania—according ' iciirl . inv " lsi '->» soldiers ir. Fr.-i.nco Swiss--is in German hands T "r official .silence of Britain America and Russia on the .Romanian surrender heightens the ^'infusion of the Balkan scene. Moscow merely quotes radio 1-Hi Jiniirdxi tn the effect that Gcnoia t-nnstuntin Sanart-scu hay forme: " new Romanian government. Rus- »l'in ne«-.ipn{, C rN .still headline accounts of now Red army vanishes •ICI-OSH Kessarabia und northern l^nmiinia to within 170 miles of K »cti,-in.'st. Soon We'll Know More About "Honest Abe" • s 'uch as u-o know about Atirtilmrn Lincoln, IBth Pres- Ti'int of the L'nltud States, W(V 'H know more In 10-17, H-hon over 10.000 of his vnlu- jibln intttvvs- and papers will become available for study. -'lift about tho moat valuable paper you can own tocUv • is a Unltrd StiitOM War Bond, 't Ktiarantoe.s §4 for every ?3 you Invest. Ary)thfr good Investment in J 1 Naugatuck Daily ' Ncwy wnnt Ad xvhen you have «omc need to be answered. "A War Bond Today Is A om Bond Tomot-row." received, when no doubt they were close enough at hand for tho.Army cooks to reach tho:n. Thu rnunu is us follows: Breakfast; Cereal, bacon and eggs, biscuits and jam, coffee and milk. Dinner: 1 K ration per man, 1 can K ration cheese product per man. Supper: Corned beef hash, lima beans, biscuits and butter, chocolate bar, grape drink. Poles Take Two Towns In Adriatic Coast Region (By Hulled Tress) In Italy. Polish troops of the British eighth army have captured two more towns in the Adriatic cojist region. And on the western flank of the Adriatic sector, Italian troops occupied Cagli. five mi!es north of Cantiano. Thu Germans arc demolishing cle:'onsu pos-itionk along the Tiber river, nn indication they plan a limited withdrawal In that section. 'A n.'cort! nun-.bcir of voters wtis sworn in lust night at ;L meeting ot ihc board of selectmen, town clerk, and registrars of voters One hundred and forty-four took the oath ""for the voting privilcy in .Naug;ituc)i. Sincu the first meeting of th group in May, -111 local residents have buun sworn in.- In-July the fig-tire w.-us 9(J, in June, 110, and in Naugatuck Soldier Airplane Mechanic On Italian Front , .-•*.•••.»..i »,...iiiv.\j tv/ j-viuui ii.n.11 ..til transition conference at Dumbar- bascs . And that mcans takj T f\Y\ (i'l ICi: 1 n 1-17'ia.'Vt ; »->iV»n« , . ^ * precious air cargo space which could be used for pasolinc, bombs and ammunition. Japan apparently is suffering- from a transportation problem of more serious nature. American —Don't inl.-ci the big- siivlnjfs In tho Aiifi-iiKt Siilc of Turn now underway at Biiplmcl's. Naiitfatnck'H Fit.shion Center, Church street.—Adv. The franchise was ' granted to 22 local people In, the Various '.services, inchidin-g- a • AVac,- a Wave and a caclut nurse.. The .women, in that order respectively, were Marii! Squires, Imoycno Fobt'c. and Patricia Sweeney. Other serviceman were: Alfred Is". Cucba.s, John Daikus, George C. Ellis, Jr., John Darby. Allen F'et- terman, Jr., Noi-man Gibbs, Raymond Jcnninfrs, William 1 C. Jennings, Wilfred Kirk, Alphon.se J. Loman. Zitfmund Korowotny, Mar- (S|>eciii.| to Tho News) Fifteenth Army Air Forces ir Italy, A,ufe'. 2-1—Edmund P. Bel letti, 21, husband of Mrs. Kuth Eellctt;, Jones Road, -MiJlyillc Conn., was recently promoted to tho jrrade of Corporal. Cpl. BeilcUi attended schools in Naug-atuck, Conn., ;v n d was employed as a pardoner for. .the Home-wood'Forestry before" critcr- injr the'army in January, 1943. He arrived overseas last March, land- n>f in Africa, and moved to Italy with his outfit in April, Ho was i.iso, awarded the European-Afri- cfin-Middlc East Theater Ribbon with Battle Star for participation in the Italian Campaign in which or^anixation supported' the tin F. Lynn. James J. Owcr.s, Jr., ' Sfround foree.s in their drives to Jack Middruijjh. Glen T-I.. Pasho, i lhc north. Including Anzio, Gas- Earl Ranslow, Robert -Richards, sino !trlcl Rome. ton Oaks in Washing-ton. Some decision may be reached today. A committee of newsmen is meeting on the scene of the con J'crenco with representatives o the United States, Great Britain and Russia. The representatives of the three Allied powers will be asked by the newsmen to rela-N the secrecy regulations. The chairman of the conference, Edw.-ird R Stettinius, Jr., will probably g-ivc the final a.nswcr. A prominent Republican also criticizes the secrecy of the peace talks. John Foster Dulles, Governor Dewcy's advisor on foreiRn policy, says there is no reason r or withholding so much informa- i tion on the progress of the con) fertince. i Meanwhile, the War Labor I Board is still having gome difficulty in keeping- peace on the labor front wJth the Little Steel wujfo formula. A record-breaking barrage of postcards has been aimed nt the W-L-B during the past three weeks in the interest of higher wage s. Three C-I-O union demands for increases above the limits of the formula are pending before the W-L-B. But in the interest of future national security— members of the House of Representatives are attempting to push ^through postwar military legislation at an early date. The'exponents of. compulsory military training believe that if such legislation, isn't made 'into law now — it may never be. The congressmen think that provisions for military training will lose their submarines and air attacks on car ;'„ ,. " c o-.-, vhi^n^r, >,„,.„ «•„..„„,• .u. •!_.. tmction and Presidential Letter Sent To Soldier's Family Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cowan of Linden sired, have received from the United States government, a letter of condolancc from President Franklin'D Roosevelt ir the death ot their son P. F. C John \V. Cowan who lost his life last month with the American army in France. Included with Uie letter from the president was a Purple Heart which was awarded posthumous)} to the lost soldier. President Rooscv.elt's letter indicated that the government was deeply grateful for the services of P. F. C. Cowan, and stated that the loss of the soldier was a great blow not only to his family but to the Army as a whole and his unit where he served with dis- go shipping- have forced the Jap ancse to start building more wood en ships in Java. Radio Tokyo says a program of wooden ship construction now is in full swins in Java. Tokyo radio also revealed that Premier Koiso has warned that popular appeal turns. when peace rc- Sulenil;, and Muhlon K Scars, Jr. Of the civilians, 60 were originally from out of town, and 2." were naturalized citizens. Men numbered «2. und there were CO women sworn in. The women who were sworn in the: Doris Ashman, Catherine Baxter, Blanche Eecldinjr, Isabellc Eonlcmpo, Charlotte B run nan, (Continued on Page 8) BellcUi is an airplane mechanic on a 15:h AAF B-2'i. which hats flown over -10 missions against'the enemy from France and Germany to t.'ie important military 'targets' at thu oil refineries at .Ploesti, Roumania, and the Mcsscrschmitt aircraft factories at Wiencr-Ncu- stcdt in Austria. • •When your appetite Is :i bit jaded, and yon arc looking for something; different In food, stop at Jeffs Restaurant, ChiircJi St.—Adv. Outing Committee Meets Monday The clambake and outing committee of the Naugatuck -Fish and Game Club, Inc., wil! meet Monday night at 8 o'clock at. Town Hull, Walter Ccsscck, chairman of the group announced this afternoon. All commiUcemon are urged to be 'Vllied forces are seeking an opportunity to land on Japan. The premier urged a. conference of governors at Tokyo to bolstcr Japan's fig-hting power in probably the first official recognition of possible Allied landings. Naugatuck Rangers Complete Plans For Week-Eiid Camp The Naugatuck Rangers, C. S. G. V. R., bivouac plans are complete for Saturday and Sunday. Rangers will "report at headquarters here at 1:30 p. m. Saturday, in field uniform with full equipment. The convoy will leave Nnugatuck at 2 p. m. Saturday and return Sunday evening. Those in charge of various details arc; Convoy, Capt. Fred Baker; flag detail, Lt. Thompson and Corp. Valois: cam courage. The nation's head stated that the ideals of the nation and everything ror which it stands are typified in- the millions of gallant young men who on the battlefields throughout the world are bringing victory to the American Army and its Allies in the fight against tyi anny-and oppression. Sergeant Mellon U. S. Air Force Unit In England layout, Lt. Starting; transports tion, Sgt. Pichulo; fire protection Corp. Valols; sports equipment Corp. VerccBki; mess, P.F.C. Bchl man, Sr. I Rangers should check equip I ment, and bo on time. Those who have not signed for this trip ma> do ao by calling Sergeant Pichulo This bivouac will be held rain or shine. (Special to Tho An Air Service Command in Eng- and, Aug. 2-1—Sergeant James B Jellon, Jr., husbamd of Mrs. Torsa Mellon of 62 Riverside drive, Naugatuck, Conn., recently completed an orientation course designed to bridge the gap between training in the States and combat soldiering against the enemy in Prance. At this Air Service Command STUNG BY HORNETS present. KILLED BY TRUCK Somerville,- Mass., Aug. 24—(UP) —A five-year-old boy is dead after being- hit by a truck. Anthony Piro of Somervillo was struck last night.'. Hous.itonlc, Mass.. Aug. 24 • (U P)—Umberto Gucrra has no particular love for • hornets, and he believes in taking punitive action against them. But today he is suffering in a hospital from 40 hornet stings, and a deep cut on his rig-ht wrist —sustained when he swung- a scythe at the hornets and hit himself instead. Station, Sgt. Mellon- attended series of lectures given by battle- wise veterans which included instructions on chemical warfare defense and pertinent tips on staying healthy in :i combat theater. His next station will be one from which America's fighting planes cover our liberation of Occupied Europe. Before entering the Army Aii Force, he was employed' as an ac counta.nl by the Swift Co. in Wa terbury, Conn. 100TH ANNIVERSARY West Bath, Maine, Aug. 24 — (UP) —The 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of West Bath will be observed Sat~ >irday. An appropriate celebration will be conducted in Grange hall during the evening. —When you think of music, think ot Metro Music Mart, 88 Church street, sheet music, records, etc. loiiied our Record Club? French fighters within Toulon arc battering down .the last defenses and complete occupation of the n»va) base is near. That's official. One London broadcast says Toulon is In allied hands though street fighting continues. From the cast the French, setting the stage for Toulon's complete liberation, broke down giant concrete fortifications. Fifteen miles offshore, an "American cruiser captured an island which will help the Allies in the final bombardment of the doomed German garrison. To the northwest, the Americans plunged deeper toward the Rhone valley, moving to positions 30 miles .above Marseille and capturing a number of places. Incidentally, Allied headquarters says a considerable number of German prisoners has been captured in Marseille but details of the city's liberation have not yet been disclosed. The Germans have slown up most of Marseill's harbor works, -but tho city is estimated to be SO per cent intact. Allied headquarters is maintaining strict silence concerning hose Americans who have liber- lied Grenoble, a city in the French Alps only 58 miles from Lyons. Swiss frontier this morning after But a CBS broadcast from Switzerland says the Yanks reached the an all night drive from Grenoble. As for developments above and below Paris— Lieutenant General Patten's fast rolling armored columns are reported in the outskirts of Troycs, a rail city only 130 miles or so from Germany. Above Paris, the Americans have made a 23-mile advance that further endangers the escape corridor of the Germans retreating- toward ttic Seine river. The Yanks have taken the Seine port of Elbeuf, narrowing- down the escape route to 25 miles or less. This puU our forces only. 8 1-2 miles from the big city of Roen, the only main railway center on the Seine still available to the harrowed Nazis. The Canadians and British have Jatlled their .way in Honfleur, at .ho mouth of the Seine and dircct- y opposite the big "channel port of Lc Havre. A British second army spokesman hints at major developments n the very near future. He says .trict secrecy will be clamped on. miltiary movements for the next wo or three days. The spokesman adds that he is onfident the Germans will be nable to make a stand on the far bank of the Seine river even i£ some of their forces succeed in making the crossing. ' Inside .Paris, regular French army units now are busy cleaning out the last of the Germans who have been sniping from cellars and attics. The Americans are expected to enter the French capital soon. One other development in the French picture. The British radio says the German ambassador in Switzerland has asked the Swiss government to permit the entry of Pierre Laval, the Vichy traitor On. Kuropc'g air fronts, Berlin says American bombers from Bt-it- lin and Italy hammered at targets in central Germany today.

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