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DEi A Progressive Newspaper Por a Progressive Community 1 ', WEATHER Clear. Cool Full Report,On Page 8 Vol. LXVIU, No. 199 ESTABLISHED 18W FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent* Savage Battles Are Raging In The Streets Of Paris V • - - - • -- — -- . -- _ _ j _ : _ ' .. . ^^ •" • •- '^^''. •' ••" ' _ - _ !. • _ ' ___ • issssw ^*. ,_. .— . * *- _ . " .' ' ' ^ r . > - ,' '7, •it Naugatuck Post Office Will Be Greatly Enlarged As Part Of Post War Plan Dulles Meets Hull For Talks Two-Story Addition And Changes To Be Made In . Office Section The NaugtUuck post office wil also have Its share of post writ chiinKi'M. It was reported this morning. f'Yunk T. Green, postrmister, s that plans have been drawn up an<l approved for the enlargement of Clio Church struct structure, A two-story addition will be built In the rear on the south end of the building. giving the post office the appearance of nn "L", Mr. Cii'fcn said. Tho post office 1 boon getting cramped In thu past xcvcral years, uncl ' especially around Christmas lime, another location Is rented to help luuullo the pared post, he jmkl. Tin: lobby will nlso bo made over and the finance office and the post- muster's office will also bo on- The work to be done will probable be started after the war, whenever funds arc miulo tivii.ll- ubli!. Mr. fircen said. This Is something that tho Nnugntuck branch) htv.x been needing for a long time, he added. The present building was er.-cted in IfUr. •Horned Toad From Texas Arrives At Naugatuck Home Ono of Ttvctis'N fiiniuns horned toads, the brcrcl that hii.H htx-n made famous In Rl|t- liiy'a llfllrvi'-U-Or-Not «yir- (ouns luis arrived In XiHig"- liic|< ut tin. IIIIIIK- of Mrs. Murtlui Smith at 575 UublxT iivcliiio. The tuiiil «vii<i srnt liiiinn hy Mrs: Smith's soldier son, SvrKcnnt Friumis .Smith who |.s stiitlonoil ut III); Springs. 'IVXJI.H, an :> IIII'|»|MT of a U. S, Air Force heavy Iximhardmi'Mt Kruiip. Sorjti'ant .Sinltii, wliii t.» vi>ry ivt'II known hcrr, cuptim-d (In- tmxi In » field nrtir his air Htatlon. Tli« toml In jt.-iid to !H> wry little trouliU- to iniiiiiUilii providing it rpcolvcs u heavy menu of fllo.s uixl lnsi;ct.s until day, and already has hi'en the center of Interest for many visitors to the home, of Mrs. Smith. i' New Naval Blows Against The Japs May Be Struck Soon (By United Tress) Allied son blows iippnur In tin? offinw Tor Japunose fciroos In t'ufmii, Mulayu nnd ttio East In- dins. Admiral Moiinthutten Is I nick In his .southeast Asia hesidquurters at Kandy, Ceylon, with Admiral Ji'ra- ser-Ncw commander of tho li-'iist- i.-rn fleet. The two leaders have been In t,ondon holcilnfr important conferences on future action njralnst Jiipan and her stolen empire The rifi-lval of Admiral Prune r In southeast Asia Is seen us an induction that new naval ot'fi-'n- r.ivcs in the Eastern area aru not fur of!'. Two new Zittuoks in thu theater Bus Lines Favored For School St. John 'Foster Jlulli's, fori'ijrn affairs expert for Gov. Dewey. Republican presidential candidate, arrives ut tho U. S. State Deportment on crutches for his n'lsvuxslniiK with Socri:t:iry <if .State JluJI. Dulles, who is reoovi;rln«- from a foot, Injury, will tails over post-war penco. (Inlornntioiiiil) by the Japanese to- iiru reported clay. Uadlo Tokyo says an Allied cnr- ricr-hased force of 2* planes wa.s one of two Units it claims has attacked thu western coast of Sum- atrn. The enemy is vague about identifying ino uroii attacked. But it' indicated that tho Queens Hector— sorno 32!j miles northeaM »f the ri-uent Superfortress turgu of rvilt-rrifwifig—was hit. The on orny acknowledges "some damage.' Tlit'iv is mi conflrmutlou of the lntc.it-reported action. Another unconfirmed Tokyo radio report, tolls of a new Alliec (Continued on Pago 8)' Efforts 'To Be Have Buses Made To Routed Through No. Church St. .Plans jire in the formative stage hero, ii IS understood, so lhat Connecticut Company buses may be sw'u.ifr through North Church streer, and make transportation facilities available to residents of tho new 200-housc development area west of Park avenue, and also Naugatuck Is Included In The Proposed Route Of All-American Air Line Re-Claim Rubber Definite Factor In Production Application To. Be Heard Before Aeronautics Board' On December 4 Ph. M. 2-c Leroy Murphy Reports He Is Wounded And' Getting Medical Care Ph. M. 2-c Lcroy D. Murphy, 19 son 'of Mr. and Mrs. Richard 'Murphy of School street, Union City was wounded in action somewhere in the. South Pacific tbcatei, of war recently, probably on Saipan island,' his parents believe. The family did not. receive any official, notification from the Navy .Department, but a recent letter from the sailor said that he was wounded but "not seriously." He is believed to be In Hawaii at a navul ba;re hospital. The letter did not reveal to what extent he was injured. The local sailor was attached to a naval medical unit that served with the Marine Corps. As the Marirfes do not have a medical corps of their own, they arc dependent on the Navy for medics. . Ph. Mate Murphy In the Navy since December, 1942, received hig boot training at Bainbridge, Md. He received medical training at Sampson, N. Y.. and later was shipped to the Marine base at Lc- jeunc, N. C., for advanced training.. He has been on the South .P.acific theater since January of this year. A brother, Seaman 1-c Clayton Murphy, is at the present enjoying a leave at home after returning from a cruise in the Pacific, which featured the presence of Prcsidcn Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard his ship. Another brother, Corp.-Rich ard L, Murphy, is stationed in French Armored Columns Have Gone .'."' . • . * To Assistance Of The French Patriots; Yanks Reported Moving Toward City Yanks Race North From Coast Italy' with. Fo'rees.- a unit of Array Alt to tenants apartment street. Plans, it for formal ol.' tho new 3S-fatTiiiy building 1 Alt American .Aviation, Inc.-,' luis I been iLciviiicd that its application to provide direct air service to this | community will be heard by ttfc Factory Manager Philip E. Riccjg^ 1 Aeronautics Board, MonJ.ay, of the Naugatuck Chemical issued! an cmph.Mtic suitctr.ent to The j News today in connection wLth a: Nazis Reported Abandoning Romania And Bulgaria (By United Press) Fast-moving political develop- Bridgu . |. OCC nt article Beginning on this date, the board will examine .applications propos- j.mcnts -are rapidly collapsing Hitler's Balkan Empire. Is indicated will call representation being Aviation Cadet Now Studying At Air Field In N. M. Aviation Cndct John .K. Nordby, wm or Mr. and Mrs. Louis S, No'r'cl- hy, M" Spencer street, Naiigfitiick, C'inn., hn.M 1'iipoi'tod ut Carlsbad, •"•'• M., Army Air Field, whore ho will receive advanced flight trnlri- Ini,' in hlgh-lovel bombardlcring nnd (Irad-reckonlng navigation. Tho CuMsbnrl Army Air Field la tm> newest bombardier school In !h o Army Air Forces Tvalnlnj,' Command, ^tiring the 1,S weeks training Cadut Nordby will study cliering and dead-reckoning under simulated combat clltlonsi. On graduation he will awarded silver bombardier's made to transportation heads to have every other bus, north and ] south bound swinging through North, Church .street, via Spring sti'tjet. and Porter avenue adjacent to Nichol's gasoline station. Stops would be sought near tho residence of Harold VV. Brown, and residents of the development off IJark avenue would w,nlk to their homos from that point. This would, it was indicated, also make trans- (Contlnucd on Page 8) New Yorki' nK € ' lil ' transportation services in 1 newspaper which indicated that! lhc Now England Area, and to j Tho Germans are reported nban- millions of old tires were rotting j ! )oi " £ « between Buffalo, Albany, !- donin p two former sntellitcs-Ro- in Naufratuck. that the reclaiming, ' lno ^obton, j ^^ ^ Bu , caria And Hungary of rubber was not necessary uncl i AccordinR to an order of con- Records Filed On Three Houses Sold In Boro Recently According to warranty deeds file af the office of (he town clerk Raymond J, St. John, Patsy Labrl ola sold a house and lot on Cherry street to Manuel and Maria DC Costa Mnncca: Grace Ivlmme,. sole i house nnd lot on Locust strce to Raymond and Thclma Fehrman ind Llllic Meffln sold a house nnc ot on Laurel' avenue to Warnei and Marlon Pfirman. a «ty (is an Air Forces. will be ready for active officer in the Army Is a former student of Beck- Worcester, Mass. AI'I'OI.VTMK.VT 'I f-<>ston. Aug. 25—(UP)—The Army Ordnance district (it BOM»>n now has a new chief. He Is H. B. Sheets of Lakota, Dakota. Sheets served at i»0 ( Office O f Ordnance In Wnsh- "Rton. The Colonel la a graduate went Point. Ho succeed.* ~ Burton O, Lewis, Pfc, Connors May Arrive Soon In Boro Pfc. Charles Connors, a former employe of the Naugatuck street department, who has been in the Southwest Pacific theater of war for 19 months, is expected to be home sometime next week, Patrick McKaon, tax collector, said this morning. Pfc. Connors made his home with Mr, and Mrs. McKeon on Barnum court. Mr. MeKcon said that last night h« had received a long-distance telephone call from Pfc. Connors, who recently arrived in Foi't Devens. He returned to £he States a short time ago and in a letter to friends here, said he expected to .be sent to the east for treatment of a hand injury he received while he was in the Pacific area, that scrap rubber collections wor not vital now in view of the greet synthetic rubber program in 1'u swir.K in the country. Mr. Rice staled ro-clnlmcd rub bcr oJw:iys has ;ind ul n factor ot' major importance in the rubber fndustry, and imlicatec that the itivcritorics of scmp rub her IhrouKhnut the ii.-ilioii are nn Invaluable aid to the war effor and a ffi-ortt asset to the country, The Nau^aliick irclustrialis sttited that scrap rubber invon lories are excessive in' terms of monthly consumption, and that cCforts to salvage old tires should not be relaxed. The N.'Utgnluck Chemical head indicated that tho rubber reclaiming industry is operating at 'normal ivttos of production with the major problem at the moment being the lack of manpower.. Mr. Rico declared that if sufficient manpower was available, the Cliemical, ono of oldest and largest ;'c-c!aim plants in the rubber industry, would be increasing current production (Continued on Paprc 8) St. Francis Club Meeting Tonight All members of the outing committee of the St. Francis' club arc expected to attend the important, meeting to be held tonight in St. lecclia's hall in the parochial ebool building at which time final ilans for the family outing to be icld next Sunday at Linden pa.ck I bo completed. Chairman Ernest AJlen, announced today. It is expected that close to 500 dults and children -will attend he outing and with all ticket re- urns in tonight. Chairman Allen tated, the number to anticipate nd all other details will be taken are of. All sub-chairmen on the outing' cket committee 'should report to- ight, Chairman Allen declared, hildron who attend the outing 1 hould be accompanied by their arents or .other adults, it -was in- icatcd, j soliclation issued by the Civil Aero-1 ls reported undergoing a political naulics Board on August 18, 26 companies proposing both conventional and helicopter types of service will be included in the proceeding. All American Aviation, Inc., now in its sixth year of operation, serves US communities in Delaware. Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West-Virginia, and tho District of Columbia. Naugatuck is tin intcrmediu.tc point on All American's proposed .New York to Boston route, which would also serve the following points: . White Plains, N. Y,; Scarsdalc, N. Y.; ML Kisco, N. Y.; Plcasant- N. Y.; Chappaqua, N. Y.; Danbury. Conn,; New Milford, (Continued on Pago 8) • Judge Tolles Not Interested In Rep. Nomination The race of the 14th senatorial listrict Republican nomination lari'owecl .down this morning, as ~udgo Claremont I. .Tolles, who had been mentioned as a prospect, was reported definitely not intcr- c.stccl in tho candidacy, William 'A. Painter, representative to the state assembly from Nnugntuck, announced his intention to seek the nomination several months ago, and is now the most prominently mentioned'candi- date for the nomination. Judge Thomas Neary of the Naugatuck borough court said chis x morning that he had nothing to say in regard to his .seeking the nomination. Judge Neary'has .also 1 been mentioned as .a.possible'can-- diclate. .. • ' . -^ • It was also reported that Luke Stapleton of Cheshire, judge of the probate court in the \Prospcct- Chcshire. district is being consid- as a probablo candidate. revolution. The Berlin radio says Nad troops have begun withdrawing from Romania aa n result of that j nation's capitulation to Russia And Cairo heard the Nazis als were pulling out of Bulgaria t avoid being trapped. A German foreign olTlco state ment said the Hungarian govci>n ment 7iow is being reshuffled, an added that measures indicated by the developments .in southeastern Europe have been taken in Huri gary. However, there were no do tails . A Nazi- commentator said th Romanian front was "dlsintegrat ing. under the impact of troubles and treason." He added that the ^defection of King Michael wat. causing the Germans worries and difficulties.' •Diplomatic circles in Ankara said Romania's surrender followed Germany's failure to promise military help against the Russian offensive. A late Stockholm report says Romanian troops have attacked German S-S forces .guarded the prized • Ploesti oil fields, and also arc fighting the Hungarians on the Transylvanlan frontier. Simultaneously, Hungarian patriots are urging immediate ncgo- •tiations with the new Romanian government regarding: the fate of northern Transylvania, which Hlt- -ler gave to Hungary in 1940. In addition, .the Hungarian underground radio Is' demanding military revolt and internment of,all Germans in the country. Slovakia also Is reported under martial law 'following the puppet government's failure to mobilize workers to build defenses against the Russians. .Partisan activity in the country- is reported on the increase. Political repercussions reached MEDITERRANEAN SEA , Following, the full .of Marseille, the spectacular race nbrtltward of "TT.'^S^French • tt>Tce»~ if»in» : : ln' tempo "and""tm1ic!*"n'cw > ~cour«e«~' an- (I 1 ) the troops go Iteyond Grenoble, reached In 150 mile datth which, German radio reports say, already theratenni. tyon (2). With -Marseille-taken and-Toulon 'about-to (five up, the drive up the Rhone ' valley Rulnn steadily. About 20O miles now stand between the south. .French sprinters and Gen. Kiscnnower's legions below liberated Paris. (International) LATE. —Don't miss tho bljf savings In tho August Sale of Furs now underlay at Raphael's, Xaugatuck'ii Fashion Center, Church street,—Adv, • r north ;to Finland. Finnish news- papersl w'c co.,-,displayinK banner Headlines yesterday telling of Romania.'s surrender. And observers said the development had increased Finnish impatience to get out of the war. As for Red army action— A late London dispatch says the •Russians in Romania have advanced, -some 38 miles since last night 'and have reached the Galati sap — gateway to the Ploesti ;pU refineries, : ROMANIA DECLARES WAR London, Aug. 25—(UP)—Radio Cairo has broadcast an announcement that the new Romanian, .government h^s declared w«r on Germany. The British radio said the Germans bombed Bucharest late today. •—-oOo BOMBED BY AMERICANS Local Service For Veterans Starts Sept. 6 Director Clarence E. Jones Announces Opening Of Office At 295 Church St. Kome, AUK. 3fl—(UP)—At least 500 American heavy bomlrtrK based in Italy, attacked aircraft factories - and airdromes in Czechoslovakia today. HOXFLECB CAPTURED Supreme Headquarters. Allied Expeditionary Force, Aug. 25— (UP) —It is announced that Allied troops have reached the mouth of the Seine river and have captured Honfleur, Jess than five airline miles west of Le Havre. Headquarters also, announced that the German pocket west of the Scln river has been almost entirely eliminated and that pursuit ol remaining enemy troops in the trap Is continuing. Clerk Named To Post In The School Department Miss Mary GlerSzexvskl of Pros- ect street has accepted a position s clerk in the office of Superin- ent. of Schools Harold E. Chit- onden ,it wag. learned here this orning. Miss Glerszewgkl it Is expected .will fill the place left, vacant by Miss Marjoric Squires, \vho some weeks ago enlisted" in the Women's Army Corps and is now taking her basic training 1 . The new school department em- ploye was formerly with the Perry Press, but,, recently has, been in the employ of the Naugatuck post office department as a clerk, from which position;. she resigned recently to accept her new post, ' Director Clarence B. Jones announced today that on Wednesday, Sept- 6, Service for Veterans will open its office at 295 Church street, from 9 a. m. to 12 noon of each day, Monday through Friday, and also one evening a we9lt which will be announced later. The office site'is the.forrocr office of the S. N. E. Telephone Co. The purpose of the Service for Veterans, Mr. Jones stated, is to cooperate with the many agencies which may be rendering some specific and specialized service for the benefit uJ veterans. The office will be in charge of Mrs. Dorothy Wulfcck, prominent local resident, who has been appointed office administrator, the director stated. As this office is to be main taincd for the benefit of veterans it is hoped that 'they will themselves of the facilities of fered, Mr. Jones declared. The executive officere of the Service for Veterans are: Circe tor, Clarence E. Jones; 1st assistant director, Miss Helen G. Moroney; 2nd assistant director, Har Germans Said To Be In Control Of Center Of French Capital NORTH OF PARIS ALLIES HAVE MADE THE NAZIS RETREAT Allied Surge Continues Unabated In The South Of France (By United From) New York, All*. 25—(UP) — An American correspondent (Merrill Mueller of NBC) broad>- castlnc from General Eluen- howcr'N hciidquarteni, Nays the liberation of Paris hy French and American forces "in a fact." French armored columns have sm&fthcd to the rescue of the embattled Parisian patriots. And to the north German troops are reported quitting the 'robot bomb coast at top speed. Savaee street battles are raping up and down the streets of Paris between the French and the Nazis. The French arc reported to be under the personal command of General DeGaullc. Allied headquarters says General Lcclerc's French second armored division spearheaded 'the relief columns. Unconfirmed dispatches claim American tank* .and infantrymen are. following the tYcnch - lnto_thc_city.^ Tfie French- armor""moved into Paris from the western suburb -of Versailles. It dispersed o. light German- screening: - force-—-and" by • mid-mornine knifed into, the Latin quarters on the left bank of the Seine. - . Unverified reports by the fighting French radio describe ferocious street fighting on both sides of the Seine—around the City Hall, Napoleon's tomb' .and the Place De La Rcpubliquc, and the great Louvre museum. One broadcast declares the Germans set fire to the -Hole! Crillow and the Navy ministry. ' . The official Nazi news agency says the Louvre is the scene of fierce fighting. It says a patriot force seized the historic palace —and is holding off the Wehr- macht with rifle and machine fire. General Leclerc's men are rer sorted on the opposite or couth sank of the Seine — \vithin 800 yards .of the Louvre. They are closing in swiftly to lift the siege. The first French regulars to break into Paris met much tougher opposition than they had looked for. They found the streets studded with barricades, mines and demolitions. Although some of the Nazis surrendered after a brief show of resistance—the majority of the city's German garrison seem resolved on a bnttlp to the death. An American radio correspondent (Gordon Frascr of the Blue network) "reports in a broadcast from France that French patri- (Contlnucd on Page 8) Sailor Listed For Active Duty old R. Perry: secretary, Mrs. Robert V. Anderson. Membership in the Service foi Veterans, Mr. Jones indicated, may be 'hold by any industrial, labor, governmental, religious, ' civic, social, benevolent, or veteran organ- zation in Naugatuck and vicinity, FILM STAR WEDS Hollywood, Aug. 25—(UP)—Dark- aired Jean Parker has married a Solljfwood insurance broker, Dr: Curtis Grottcr, 3S. ' The 26-year-old ilm star just recently divorced er second husband, radio com- icntator H. Dawson' Sanders. Her irst husband was a Now York ewspaperman, George E. Mac- >onald. —When your appetite Is a bit Jad<1, and yoa are looking: for come- ilng different in food, stop at Donald E. Myers, eeaman, 2-c, of the United State Navy who recently completed his gunnery training: at Newport, R. I., ha» left for California for assignment to active nervlcc after spending a five-day. leave with his parents, . Mr. and Mrs. Donald 'C. Myers of Scott street. • Seaman' Mycr* has been in the Navy for the past five months and completed his basic training at .the Sampson, X. Y., naval base. FOCND WOUNDED Mats., Aug. 25—(UP) —A Stratford, Conn., Marine private remain* in critical condition at a naval hospital after being found \voundcd on hig sentry post. He' is 23-year-old Earl W. Nelson. \vho was discovered by> the., corporal of the guard at Hinpham Ammunition depot with a head wound. Navy authorities think that Nelson may have been •shot accidentally, but an investigation is n progress. —When you think of munlc, think of Metro Mintc Matt, 88 Church Mroet, nheet .music, record*, etc. errs Restaurant, Church St.—Adv. Joined our Record Club?