Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 26, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, August 26, 1944
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Vol. LXVIII, No. 200 A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Cloudiness Tonight Full Report On Page 3 ESTABLISHED 1885 SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Allies In France Are Driving Up The Rhone River Outside District Here Causes Problem On 200- House Development Area Joyous Parisians Greet Allies In Capital Half Of West Side Building Area Is In One-Tax Area Of Town U'jinlen 1 .00 J. «l today thiit onu lirnphy indical- of thu problems confronting the local borough gov- rrnim-nt in ronnectiori with the L'uohou.i* 1 development off Park iiivmn: is the fact that almost one hull' of the sector Ls in the outside or one tax district, Warden Bi'ophy pointed out that in t)n* outside district here there i.t no garbage Collection, street lights. police 01' fire protection, although this latter factor is not , ;ulhrr..-d to now nnd local fire truck* go unwhero they are needed. Just liow tho niattcc of tho out sidr district n-gulations will ap ply In a development of tho no. Lurr of the one now ready to open tu-iv in full swing, was the cansi at ;t great deal oC speculation it '['own Hall quartern here. for IK ilouut many who will reside ir thu ou'.tiide district on the develop tncn: will be desirous of having und. svil! bo willing to pay fot I'Vi-ry modern convenience. Tlu- Xaugatuck .Planning- Corn- mission at its recent meeting, iiilkvd for some time or, the matter of the two taxes here for thu inside fiistrict und only one foi tin.' outside. .Many members of the buui-il fult that the ' outside dls trict should be abolished, nil parts of th" town pay thn two ttixe.-i, and nil Improvements be available to all sections. Warden Brophy when interviewed on the matter Indicated Chat the abolishment of the outside district could be accomplished -by an ut.'t of the state legislature, but stated that he wa.s not .sure iflmt nil residents of the outside district would be happy to have this brought about. The Having* on taxes, tho warden pointed out, to those In the inusidt: district, is approximately 23 per cent or $20.00 per year on a house with a tax appraisal of SC.IW.OO. Some officials felt that this ap- i'rc.ximace .$2.50 a month of (JOc ii week is a .small enough charge fur HIM various borough oonvcn-\ irncc.i as garbage collection, sire liiditM, police and fire protcctio I'tc., but many economy - mind house owners find the Havings inifiurtatit sum, it wus stated. Th.: outside district Is said start Just south of the Nicho vmsuline station at thu foot Kiokl street on North Churc street/ ;ind to slant over the we sHc hills'C-tiiij,- the develo mi'tit as the boundary line slivte es over into Kubber avenmt niio li.'ilf way to the bridge- in the Ml Shortest Distances Frcm Advanced Allied Lines To Berlin. (Hy United The Nliorti-ht (li.stallccN to llt'rliii from advanced Allii'd linos tou»y: Northern Franco—100 (Win of 58 miles In •S«iith<Tii Krttnuv—5S (train or 41 nillcH In week). Italy—(i»r miles (gain of mile iii week). Ku.viiu — ;j.?8 miles (un- for wu«k). " Plans Are Set For St. Francis' Club Event Sunday WKOIM.VG TOIJAV Manchi\st(.'i', Muss., .Aug. 20 — 'III')-.-A granddaughter of fot ni'-r I'n.'Hldent Theodore Roouevel will l"t; married today in a quie cfivinony. She is Miss Paulin L-imgworth, daughter of Mrs. Atic Krxisevelt Long/worth and the lat Nicholas Longworth — forme «|)ra!(f.r of tho United 'State House of Representatives, Miss ^mgwnrth will be wed to Alcxan <li;r .WcCorrtiick Sturm, n Went J'ort. Conn., author. The ceremony will bi- held In Emmanuel Epis- t( 'l'<il church in Manchester, For- was "Throw Me Out," Was Pleas Of Blind Radioman When tho American tress Jersey Bounce knocked out of formation by fl'ik while bombing Germany, Sgt. Forrest- L. Voslcr. radio fiperutor, was hit In tho face h y a shell burst. Blinded, and with blood streaming down, h'! managed to rig an omcr-, gency radio by touch to send. 'in SOS. "Throw me out, I'm no uso, and. you may get back to England." he urged his companions when hc realized they w.-i'i! tossing over everything they could In an effort to got buck to base. Tho plane crashed In the channel and they WIM . t , rescued—but Sgt. Vo.slcr will never soo again. Back up with your dollars thf men who arc -willing to Ktvn their sight nnd even their lives; buy more War Bonds! Turn In somothinR you don't really need into Wnr Bond money through a Ncw» r ''°r Suie ad. Phono 2228. Final plans for the family outing of St. Francis' parish were completed at the mooting held last night in the parochial .school hall. President Thomas Lynch announced that the Red Cross -community nurses, Miss Catherine Brooks and Miss Mary Claffey -had voiunteorcd their services for Sunday, to take care .of any of the minor casualties that usually result at a picnic of this type. The members; of the.-St. Francis' club. President Lynch- Indicated, deeply, appreciate, this cooperation on the ;>nrt of the two nurses. The cooking at the outing will :>e in charge of Alex SchmiU and Rocco Mariano, it -was announced today, and a volunteer corps of men nnd women of the. club will lid in the .service of tho food. Events will get under way at 1 o'clock on Sunday, President ..ynch stated, .an.1 a full progran vlll continue until S o'clock in the evening. Softball games, athletic events or tho children, entertainment and n amateur contest and dancing vill bi> included in the program. War stamps will be offered as prizes in the various competitive events. Kt. Rev. Mssr. John J. FiUgor- ald, pastor nf St. Francis' church, has been, invited to attend the outing and It is expected that the venerable prelate will spend some time with his parishioners there on Sunday. The event, President Lynch stated will be one of the standout affairs held in St. Francis' parish this season with plenty of food, sports and entertainment on hand for a festive occasion. Children will bo admitted free to thu outing when accompanie by their parents or other adult the president stated today. Ernest Allen, chairman of th program committee of the club s the head of tho outing arrange ments. but duo to personal business vast unable to be present at las night's meeting. They Vie Pushing Across The Seine And Possibly Marne; Allied Force Said To Have Entered City Of Reims One of t.lii>. first Allied jeeps to outer the lilicratei] city of Paris Is pictured us It was quickly «turro u nded y Parisians. Some of tin- more demonstrative citi/iims of the French capitiU huvn even cllmbe*ulx>ar<l for u ride through tile street. In the background (right) can lie seen one of the city's nmn.v famed monuments. Official U. S. .Signiil Corps Bad! jphoto. ( Soundphoto) U. S. Navy Nurse Pictures Beauty Of Northwest Iii Letter To Naugatuck News Local Soldier, Wounded In France, Is Now In Wales Ensign Mabel Cag-no Is Stationed At Naval Hospital In Seattle, Washington ,ocal Soldier Still Patient In ndia Hospital Letters received from P. F. C. dward Sovia of the United States rmy, who was wounded somn eeks'ngo in the fighting in Bura about the Myitklna airport, is 1 ill believed to be a patient in a Hilary hospital In India. Mrs, Anna Sovia of Quinn street as otllcmlly informed by the War epartment that her son had been otinded in the fighting in the Jurma theater of war. A letter from P. F. C. Sovia to s home however indicated that had been wounded more than ce .in the engagement and that ono wound was in his cct<. Further details of the cgagemcnt in which the local soldier took part arc still being awaited by Mrs. Spvla who has received no word from the soldier, following the single letter in which he stated he had been wounded. MAV ENIJ Stockholm, Aug. 26—(UP)—The persecution of Jews in Romania may be at an end. A dispatch from Berlin says that the new Romanian government has released all Jews and political prisoners from concentration cnmps. Ensign Mabel Cugno, Naugatuck girl who is n nurse in the United States Naval hospit.i! at Seattle, Washington, in a letter to The News, expresses her hanks for the leather memorandum book recently sor.t her as a gift of the paper, and writes a very interesting letter about tho northwest urea of the country where she has been stationed for the past some months. Ensign Cagno gives a very fine description of the beautiful northwest, 'and indicates that she takes a very keen interest in her surroundings. She states that famous Di: C. M. Was-soll. Navy docor. who was one of the heroes of Java in the early days of the war with tho Japanese when he evacuated a number of wounded American sailors,' although under almost constant flro of tho Nipponese air arm, recently was a guest at the hospital where hc addressed tho staff and its members. The film. "Doctor Wasscll" starring Gary Cooper was shown this week at the Alcazar theater and Dr. Wasscll, in his talk at Seattle lauded the film as 08 per cent in all details. Ensign Capno's letter is as follows: U. S. Naval Hospital, Seattle, Wash., August 8, 10'I4. Naugatuck Daily News, Hollo Friends! Thank you for the kindly thought behind your little'memo book. Of course, I liko it, anything that comes from the good old .East is as welcome to me as an old friend. I know you'll all be interested in hearing something about tho west ,or shall I say Washington, for it's this state with which I am most familiar. It is truly ;t, paradise for sports' lovers—beautiful golf courses, lovely lakes for rowing and canoe- Ing, riding stables with plenty of trotting beauties, race,.tracks, yes. even mountain-climbing. From our living quarters on clear days, we can soc the lofty snow-capped peak oC Mt. Rainier, and in the opposite direction the many 'smaller snow-capped peaks of picturesque Mt. Balscr arc also visible. The attractive evergreen trees on tho horizon complete the pretty picture. There's plenty of good' fishing in Puget Sound for old "salts" such as I 'who fondly take to the water, Tho ferry- Tells'Of Northwest KNSICiN MABIir. CAGNO (Continued on Page 8) —When your appetite is » bit ,hul- ed, nnd you nro looking for.some- thing different In food, stop nt Jeffs Restaurant, Church St.—Adv. Japs Admit U. S. Bombers Have Hit Iwo Jima Airnin (By Unltod .Truss) The Japs sny that American bombers h.uvc again blasted Iwo Jima, 7,10 miles south of Tokyo. According to radio Tokyo, 19 Liberators struck at the island in thu Volcancs yesterday. . The last attack on Iwo Jima thfl.1 is confirmed by Allied sources" on" XV'odncsday. There am no fresh reports of action in the southwest Pacific But J^ord Mountbatten has just released statisics on enemy casual- ics in southeastern Asia., The Allied commander says that nearly -12,000 Japs h.ave been killed in the theater under "his commaml since the first of the year; Mount- batten n.lsti reports tha' 1,000 Ja]V planes have been "knocked out of tho skies over southeast Asia since last November, and that the Allies now control the air. Lieuten.-int Bruce H. Booker of the United States Army air borne troops, who was seriously wounded in Franco on D-Day is now recuperating in Wales, according to .1 i-occnt letter received by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Booker of Hill street. Lieutenant Booker, w h 6 also served in tho Southwest Pacific war zone, be.fore coming back to tho Stales to officers' candidate L-chool and going on to England, went in early with the air borne troops when France was invaded aiyl his outfit was showered with Gorman slir.-ipnel in ,-i sharp fight with the Hitlerites. The.local soldier was hit in the back nnd tho back of the legs and was evacuated to England where he has been a hospital patient foi the past .more than Iwo months- Many pieces of shrapnel wore removed but ho still has not entirely recovered, he indicated to his parents. Recently hc wrote that hc was sent to Wales and gives his impressions- of lhat country to his parents in the letter. Another Strike At Shipyard In Providence, R. L Providence, E. T.. Aug. 26—(UP) —Another 'strike has occurred at the Walsh-Kaiser shipyard in Providence. About 350 swing shift workers walked out in a new flnrcup of a jurisdictional dispute between two AFL unions. But the strike hasn't affected production on 32 combat cargo carriers yet. The chief steward of thre Riggers' Union says that tho walkout is due to what hc terms a misunderstanding- on (ho part of the swing shift rig-gors. A meeting will be hold today in an effort to end the Russians Open New Offensives Against Germans (By United Trent) The RusBians are reported to be pushing two great offensives against the Germans. Radio Berlin quotes a Nazi mil- lary spokesman as saying that he Rod Army abovu Warsaw has pcned a new offensive of what e calls the greatest possible cx- cnt. There are no further details is yet. And far to the south, in Roma- ia, Soviet, horsemen, tanks and roops have opened the final assault on the Galati Gap—the 450- mile wide gateway to Bucharest and the oil fields of Ploesti. Latest reports say the Russians have driven into the outskirts of Ismail, on the Danube river estuary. __ A communique says the numbe of enemy prisoners is rising steac ily. More than 105,000 captives al ready have been taken in the Cam paign. In addition, some 120,00 Germans making up twelve divi sions have been trapped—and ar being pounded to pieces. An unofficial Bucharest broac cast says Allied and P.omanian troops arc nenring the capital. Ro manian forces arc reported jolnin the Soviets by the thousands fol lowing, the Romanian declaration of war on Germany. Hpmanians._tucned thoJcl.gUDS. on the Germans yesterday after th Nazis allegedly attacked civilian and bombed 'Bucharest; and tlr royal palace. Radio Bucharest says a German attempt to seize the capital thwarted in a two-day battle. And unconfirmed reports say the Ro manians are clearing t'.ic PloesU oil fields of German units. There arc indications that other parts of Hitler's Balkan empire may be falling apart in the wake of Romania's example and the Red army thrust into southeast Europe. A Moscow broadcast says Bulgaria has broken diplomatic relations with Germany. A cabinit shake-up is reported in Hungary. Swiss sources claim Nazi.Foreign Minister Ribbentrap has gone to Budapest in a desperate effort to prevent Hungary's separation from the German cause. Still more rumblings of crumbling Nazi ramparts come from the other end of the eastern front —Finland. « ' F-C-C Monitors in New York has picked up a Helsinki radio broadcast reporting- a scries of police raids in- the capital lasting some j .LATE FKG.NCir REPORT London, Aug. 2G—CUP)—A Fighting French 7-adio station announces that French partisans have liberated Vichy. BIRTH ANNOUNCED London, Au<r. 2C— (CD—Tile Duchess of Gloucester jfave birth today to a son, fifth in line of succession la the British throne. The JJuUo of Glouc<>ste»-, j-ounjr- UNl brother of King George, in governor general designate to Australia. oOo-—- DISORDERS IN HELSINKI Yanks And French Capture Avignon, Tarscon And Aries On The 'Rhone ENEMY RESISTANCE THROUGHOUT PARIS REPORTED QUELLED In Italy Germans Are Withdrawing- In Tiber And Arno River Sectors New York, Aug. 2G— (UP)— The Helsinki radio says Finnish police blocked all roads leading out of the capital and staged mass raids throughout Helsinki until early -this morning. The broadcast, recorded by FCC monitors jn New York gave no direct explanation of the. action.. But it says the minister of the interior expressed satisfaction with the rcstulls of the raid. ; , . • • "• ' "COMTXG TO CTS. Londonderry, North Ireland, Aug. 20—(DP)—Seventy Kondoiu derry women who married American sailors, left j-<*ccntly aboard the vessel "Marine Itavon" for new homes In t.hv United Unconfirmed Reports Are Heard In Europe 2-1 hours. The broadcast also says that all roads out of Helsinki have 1 been blocked since dawn yesterday. All trains arriving in Helsinki a'nd all ships entering: the harbor were inspected. The Helsinki radio g-ivcs no explanation for the blocking of the roads, or for the wholesale police raids. But it soys the raids wei .pprovcd by the government. (By United Pross) A sensational and unconfirmed eport comes from Algiers that larsbal Pctain has been seized y French patriots and shot. The •Jorth African dispatch says the ichy lender was arrested by rcnch Forces of the Interior at ctz — near the German border. French quarters in London term e story incredible— because the god collaborationist has never been included on the partisans death list of traitors. previously been re to Germany by th Private Mangine Graduated From Clerical School Camp Grant, ' 111., Aug. 26—Col Frank S. Metlack, camp commander, today announced tout Pvt. William G. Manslnj,. 93 Melbourne court, Naugatuck, Conn., has been graduated from the Clerical school controversy. A walkout of 7,500 j of the Army Service Forces Train- boilcrmakers and riggers earlier this week ended Thursday after a labor-management conference. Special Meeting Here On Tuesday WOMEX PLEASED Washington, Aug. 26—(UP)—The hearts of American women . hoVc been gladdened by the Proc'm-e- meiit division of tho Treasury department. The Treasury division turned tho trick by anonuncing- that fabric originally intended for parachute flares to illuminate German targets will be used instead to clothe milady. Tho material will bo made into dresses, blouses, and pajamas. • A special mooting of Svca Lodge, No. 24, ,O. of V., will bo hold Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in Pythian ball. .- . President Oscar Anderson urges all members of'the order who lire interested in the lodge- hospital plan to attend the mooting on Tuesday. President Anderson stated today that it is possible that Henning A. Johnson, of Detroit, secreta.ry of the O. of. V., will attend the meeting on Tuesday and deliver a formal talk. ins center at Camp Grunt. Lewis Street Lot Is Sold A warranty deed filed today .it the office of Town Clerk Raymond •T. St. John Indicates that Irvinp O. and Ida A, Sinccrbox ha.vo sold to Arthur H. and Margaret C. Diver n building lot on street. Pctain had ported taken Gestapo. Another rumor — this time cma nating from Stockholm— claims that Field Marshal Guenthcr von Kluge, German commander-in-chief in northern France, has been killed. A spokesman for the Naz legation to the Swedish capita says he can neither confirm nor deny the story. Colonel Donnelly Is On Visit Here Colonel Howard Donnelly of the Colonel Howard Donnely of the United States Army, .1 native of Naugatuck, and the commanding- officer of Fort Meyer at Arlington Va., is spending a furlough with his sister, Mrs. Mary Sullivan, of Millvillc avenue. Colonel Donnelly was accompanied to Kaugatuck by his wife and son. Tho officer has made the Army his life career, and hc served with distinction through World War I. as well as the present conflict. (By United Press) The Allied campaign in Franco s sweeping up Uie Hhono river, and beyond the Seine. Allied troops .ire spilling across the Seine .ind possibly the Marne too — heading through the battlc- :ields of World War I, toward the cart of Germany iiself. Farther south — French and American forces reached the one river along a wide front. They arc smashing northward up the Rhone valley, the ancient invasion route to centra] Europe. An Allied announcement says United States forces made a new- crossing of the Seine, near the town of .. Corbeil — below Paris. They are pushing strongly toward the Marne. Far-ranging American tank columns have broken inlo the French railway hub of Troyos—130 miles from the German frontier. They are racing far beyond the cily toward , Alsace Lorraine, .- Gci-- many's S.ia.r,yallcy v and the-".Belgian border. '" * "•'•"Meanwhile, another armored task force is reported to have forced the Marne SO miles northeast, of Paris. ,It is said to have entered tho cathedral city or Riems—cut- ting- squarely across the path of the Gcr-Man armies retreading from northern France. German military commcnt.-uors broke tnc first news of the thrust into Reims. Allied headquarters does not confirm the Xa.zi report. But it is believed General Pauon's i-ough riders turned north from. Troyes over roads running through Chatcnu-Thierry into Reims. The capture of Reims would place our armor within GO miles of the Belgian border. It would completely outflank the 15th tirmy —\vhich is pulling back at top speed from the Dieppe- Amiens-Beauvais triangle nbovo Paris: In'southern France — the Yanks and French captured Avignon, Tarscon and Aries on tho Rhone. They :ire Jjeading- direcily for I.yon —which French patriot i'orces are reported lo have entered on Thursday. General Sir Henry JJaitland Wilson — Allied Mediterranean commander—says nearly nil of southern France cast of the Rhone and south of Avignon and Bri.ancon has bcon liberated. However, some (Continued on Page S) WAR BONDS TRVING TO END STRIFE Washington, Aug. 26— (UP)—The new chief of the War Production Board—Lieutenant-Commander J. A. Krug —is trying to shape the 1 strife-torn apency into a single unit, Krug has' threatened to fire any W-L-B official who engages in future verbal brawls. MIS 100TII BIRTHDAY Randolph, N. H., Aug. 26—(UP) —The oldest living alumnus ot Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Robert H. Richards of i Boston — is celebrating his 100th j birthday today. The century-old alumnus is known throughout the world for his work in mining; and metallurgy. He was a member of the institute's first class, and -later served as a professor at the institution. . —Don't miss tho biff navlng* In tho. Sale of Furs now underway at RaphacIX Naurutiick'n Fu«hian Center, Church street.—Adv. Si'cnit Carpi Photo First aid In the field saves an. other /U. S, flRhtcr from infection and death. Literally tons of new medical .supplies go constantly to our battlefwmts. It's up to you to' h»ck 'cm up with War Bonds. i U. S. Trct —When'you think of music, think of Metro- Mimic Mart. 88 Church Ktrwt, sheet music, records,, etc. Joined our Kccord Club? i

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