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'•» £ 'A, Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Mostly .Fair Full ' Jtcport On Page 8 Vol. LXVIII, No. 201 ESTABLISHED 1885" MONDAY/AUGUST 28, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent* American Tanks Reported 90 Miles From Germany Some G. 0. P. Circles Here Skeptical View Judge Luke Temple- ten's Candidacy For Senator With Suspicion Reports were abroad in certain N:ni).'ii:iii'k Hi-publican circles lunv today ti> the iifiVct that tho matter of flu- candidacy of Probate JmlLTe Luke StapU'tor, of tho 1'ros- l, t -i'l-Cln-shiro district, for iho nom iimtlrn for Miute senator .''rum th Hlli senatorial district, %v"iilch in eludes Naugatuck. may bo a bit o liolitical strategy that in borough circles. Naugatuck G. O. P. supporters- o' Moprexentativo William A Puinter who is a candidate t'ot the senatorial nomination, foe thin tht> mention of Judge Stapleton, who it IH said professes to know nothing about his candidacy may be a "dark horse' brougl-.t intu tho race to cut down th possibility of the. N.uig.-uuck man winning the nomlnati.io without a stiff fight. Tho only other rs"a;igati:ck possibility for tho nomination is Judi;i> Thomas .Voary who thus far has not committed l.imsolf as ;i ili-finiti; candidate. Attorney Claretnont T. "i'ollos, at ono time a lending possibility, has indicated his entire, lad; of interest in tho xvnalurship that ho held some years UK'". A f.-eling is prevalent in Niuiga- tuck f.l. 0. P, circlet:. It wns ;ilaK-d today, that Ro;<r<-scntntivo Paint-] Yank Vehicles Rolling- Into Liberated Paris As American military cars roll along a street in I'arl;, groups of citizens line tint Midi-walks to clmur their arrival. At the linn.' the photo WHS taki-ii, French patriots \veri> still skirmishing with Niw.i forces in various part of the city. This Is an official U. S. SiKni.il Corps Itacliophoto. Olnterniitional Soumlphoto) St. Francis Outing Proves Fine Success; 500 In Attendance Ernest Allen Chairman Of Event Held On Sunday At Linden Park i-r will c.irry to tho senatorial convent/on the full support of thu jVuijiMtuck 'lyU'gatPs, but It is al.to admitted that in tnc convention jinipor. the local man anticipates K t't-al fight. Three Boro Soldiers Listed Casualties The War department ca.liinHy list rf'portutl this morninj; thc death oC two Nau^ittiick men whose next r>C kin have he< i n previotisly notidfxl. Thi-y ni-i; Pfc. John W. Cowan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cowan of I.lndiTi stn.-ot. Union City, nnd IS^L Anthony fjhprwinsky of 24 Pros- jn-rt HtriM.'t. The list also Included Pfc. Mah- l»ri li. Sf.'irs, Jr., son of Mr. and ifrs. Mahlon Scars of Pond Hill nx niii.nlni,'. l-'fc. Sears, howuver was r"portrd safe shdrtly rift or a War tl"partini:ni toleKi'ani was received l.y his paror.ts. ' ' Thf cnsualty list is prepared by j t)i>. H'.'ir department only after thf "'•xt uf kin htivo been notlnod. and iu'vv dfVflopmcnta uru likoly (.o on- <'iir Ijffui't; tht; issuance o!' thf list, tn| Thc annual family picnic and .iting of St. Francis parish sponsored by tho St. Francis' club, was hold on Sunday at Lindun pork with approximately GOO adults and children in attendance. ISrncKt Allun. chairman of tho j program commutes, was hoad of tho commi'.too in affair which was and with a beautiful day, to matters, off, ;.ho long program o:':' in clock-like fashion right fror; the start. Events got under way at 1:30 o'clock with a sciflball gamo bc- twr-i-n thc C. Y. O. team of the p;.r- Ish and tho Old Men of St. Franks' r?lub. P;icod by "Bob" Sanders, a top flight pitcher, and Harold Barro.tt. a crack catcher, the Old Men pulled out' a '1-2 victory that was in doubt right up to tho Inning, John Clark saved the day in the last inning by making marvelous one-handed catch of Lowell Thomas, Radio Lead, Is A Visitor Here LATE GKUMAV REl'OKr London, Aug. 28—(UP)—The Germans say Nazi diplomats are en rouli; to Sofia to block a Bulgarian declaration of war against the Reich. oOo BKUKVKIJ Lowell Thomas, world renowned radio comifre'Vi£at:6iv' r "wfiose nightly broadcasts' arc estimated to have . a greater listening audience than charge nf thiL lnru o f any other in his field today, a fine success 1) KST 1 1 U CTI V K r 1 1 : E A liui,- ^T, Mass., Aug. 2$ — (UP) — quantity of slate j,'uar< ''IHiiprni-nt. was ruined today wher fii'i' d.'Mtroyi'd tlie old town lutl «i'l I'ndnnK'fred suvnriil dwellln^.i I.ns-< was (.-.•itlmatt.'d at ,?SO,000. Thi ..l-yfar-did structure served as a '"wn hall lifforc Gai'dner beeamo « <"ty. tritely |i |,ad been used n» h"ii(|iiatri.rs for two State Guard ''Uttalions, Wounded Ensign Made Others Flee To Safety Quids to sens': danger was Ensign Herbert Joncft, aboard '»: Anii-rictm ship during the J "P raid on Pearl Harbor. When a hit wrecked the mo- elmnicui hoists ho instantly '"'giinizud a group to hand «P anti-aircraft ammunition, fntin a bomb exploded near- family wounding him. on deck. watching "liinios licking nearer and •"-'•'ii'i-r to him—and live am- 'nunition — Jonos was still 'liiick to sonso a situation. 'Leave me alone," he or- ""I'fcl when two men. tried to n ">vu him. "f'ni clone for: get , '"^oro the magaxlnoa' ex- ploac!" Here's a situation everyone "in mtiekly sense: Your con- unu,.,| vvar Bond purchases *<•» needed to keep our fight- •i'-t^ supplied. Turn your no '•">•'''r noodod sewing ma- cnln... typewriter or other ar- into War Bond dollars '• "'•'Hi'ilf them through News •'"•chnndlse ads. Dial 2228. fly ball, aftor losing thc ball and being knocked off his foot in a collision. Tho ball bounded straight up iiitn tho aii' and Clark trapped it before it hit the ground. "Vin" Hoaly hit a homer for tiio C. Y, O. nnd "Joe" Smith did likewise for thc Old Men. Tho Old Timers i-oolyil off a few double plays to aid Sanders, and played heads tin ball all tho way to pullj out a fine victory. Tho C. Y. O. club camo back inter in thc day to defeat Francis Moronoy's Pr>st. Office softball team. 10 to 8 ,in a froc hitting con- tost. Madeline Lawlor, a crack southpaw pitcher was on tho hill for thc Post Ofl'ico team but her support was nothing to write home about. "Vin" Mualy whacked a t!in:e- t 'baKgor in this game and Smith hit a homo run, tho two InnL'o.st clouts of thc contest. Tho field events drew a record entry list "nd wore watched by several hundreds of spectators. John Fitzgerald si'as chairman of wng , t Visit0l . tociny at tnc factory of the Risdon Manufacturing company. • .Information available at prows time- indicated that Mr. Thomas spent approximately two hours here as the £uest of and in con- luroncu with Lewis A.' Dibb'.e president of thc Kisdan Manufac luring Co, iMr. Thomas is understood to have been a luncheon gue.st of Mr Dibble following the business con ferenco, and later the radio com memtator left • for New Yorl< where it is understood he will resume his daily broadcast at usual hour tonight. San. Francisco. Aug. 28— (VP,) —A report, of nil American Superfortress -mid., toduy, .on. .Japan is hulinvcd -to • bo-.il inihin- terpfolniion of a Jaiiitne.sc l>ro:i(lc.T.Kt reviewing u previous Ji-29 OHSUlllt. ——oOo—— CAMPAIGN FOIl DKWEY Soldier Back From 32 Months In South Pacific, Weds Sept. 4 this division and did a great job. Thc wheelbarrow race was won liy tho team of Howard Xixon and Mark Markovic, with second placo ;*oing to Stephen O'Neill and Kevin Nixon and third to William Fitz- orald and Donald Fitzgerald. Tho two-loggod race wa's won by Tommy Ashmorc and Lillian Quirkc with second-piaco going to Lewis ertothy and Mauroon Callahan and third to Donald Fitzgerald and Judy Barrett. Tho 50-yard dash was won by Frank San Angela, with Mark Markovic, second and Hobcrt Mariano third. Thc 20-yard dash i'or girls was won by Ruth Carroll, with Eileen Phillips second and Patricia Sanders, third. Tho 213- yard dash was won by Howard Nixon, second, Stephen Knapik and third. C. Dimaria, Thc 2.1-yard dash in another ago group svont to Tommy Ashmoro, second, Robert Markovic and third Stephen O'Neill. Another 25-ynrt! dash for girls was won by Joan Honan, with Mary Lokites second and Ho.sc 1 Phillips, third. Thc Shoe Scramble event was won by Robert .<inrKovic, second "Buddy" !Dj- Maria and third, William FiU- gorald. The' Amateur Hour proved tho lighlight of tho program, with 10 Continued on Page 3) Mrs. Frank Worsig of Maple avenue, Beacon Falls, announces the coming marriage of her daughter, Dolores Button to., Sergeant Charles Gandarillaa, son of Mr. and ilrs. Carlos Gandarlllns of South circle, Beacon Falls, which will take place Monday, September Mth, at 11 o'clock at St. Michael's church in IBoacon Falls. Sorgcan.t Gandarillas has just returned from 32 months of active service in tho Southwest Pacific Now York. Aug. 2S— (UP)— Six Republican governors will open a .nationwide radio campaign for tho election of Governor Th'omas Dewoy tomorrow. National Republican Chairman Herbert Browncll says the series of speeches will bo an impressive example of Republican teamwork. oOo REF'OBTKl) NISAR (TENISVA Thieves Are Active Here In Gardens Tomatoes, Corn And Peppers Taken From Plots In Millville Avenue Area Naugatuck Victory gardeners who fop the post low months have been fighting, off m>iads of insect pests -of all kinds, in their efforts .o I'mip the fruit of a great deal of buck-breaking toil, now have a w pest to contend with here, ils vim reported today — Burden h loves. Last season the Victory gardens n .the Milivillo avenue sector were •aided many times, and many Hardeners lost the majority of the :orn and tomatoes that they had ilantcd there. Thieves are now reported active n the same locality, and are also cported to have helped themselves eccnlly in gardens west of the J. Raytkwich homestead. From the latter area, gardeners report that corn, tomatoes and peppers have been removed by someone other than the owners. One pardoner remarked today, "I can well appreciate why farmers use rock salt on persona who trespass "on their property and raid their gardens." The matter of the garden thefts has been turned over to the Nauga- tuek police department und the prowl car st]uad will in the future pay close attention, to the areas of the borough where ripe vegetables offer a temptation to dishonest persons. Berlin Claims Yanks Have Reached Vitry In Thrust That Has Carried Them To The Marne River In France Drive Nears Old.War Scenes ENGLISH CHANNEL Other Allied Forces Are Across Marne And Head Toward Chateau Thiery ALLIED ADVANCES IN NORTH MATCHED BY SUCCESSES IN SOUTH Americans Are Thundering Up Rhone Valley; Paris Returning- To Normalcy a Nazi Situation In Romania Is Reported Critical Ghosts of another world war stalk Ut<? French areas which now lie in thc. path of miijor drives in the current Battle for France and it may well ha that many :t son will fight close to thc griivc of his father. As the drive turn* northward from below J'aris. the Manic river :iKuin is In the limelight und. piishLnc north and eastward, (J. S. troops move toward World War I battlefields (indicated lly circli'S) such UK Sots- sons, Amlcnti, Yprcn, St. Qucntin and Oimhrui. At Abbeville l' c * one (,'oal which may <;bc of vital importance, in wiping out .the Itoclict Coast, already hur'iuscd hy the NUcoesHful' push to the Seine: (Intor- .'/"-•- -••!•'—^•K?-'-'~P *" -':•'••-. national) 1 ^. ...I . . - ,...••. - Komc, Atiir. 28—(UP)—Tho Canadian service ii'ni'.sp:i.per, M'apli; J-eaf. says armored jiatroln of thu Seventh Army in Frutice liavf rcucliird the .Swiss frontier three miles south of Geneva. This paper does not plve the source of its iiifDrniiitinn. Annual Outing Is Held By The G. C. Murphy^Co. war '/.one. Among the Naugatuck soldiers who were with Sergeant Gancfarillas in the South sea zone were Sergeant Leslie Miller, Sergeant Joseph Noviskas, Martin Lucas, well known Union City resident, who recently received an honorable discharge from the Army, and Lieutenant Bruce H. Booker, now in Wales recovering-from injuries received on . D-Day in Franco. Retaining Wall Undergoes Repairs The contracting firm of W. J. Megin, Inc., started repair work on thc retaining wall of the upper circle of the high school terrace opposite the third story level this morning. An official of tho company said today that thc job was ordinary repair" work. A good-sized length of Che wall, however, is affoctad. No estimate on thc duration of time that will be required to com- plotc thc repair work was given. —When your appetite Is n bit jiul- !•<!, und you arc looking for Nomo f.lilng different In food, stop nt Jeffs Restaurant, Church St.—Adv. The annual outing und picni if the G, C. Murphy Co. store hui A-as held recently at Lake Qua? apaug with about 50 persons lak ng part in the very succcssl'u vpnt. Thc store's manager, Rudolp N. Smith., and Mrs. Smith wor ost nnd hostess at tho event, will a roas', sports events and musi making up tho program. Among those present in addi lion to Mr. and Mrs. Smith an their son Robert were: Mary Rose Elna Ann Trnfic-nti, Mary Ann Minuto, Olive Peterson, Mr. anc Mrs. G. Coo, Mr. and Mrs. Rich ard Lawrence and son, Richard Dorothy F.arron. LauraPuleo, Bet ty Churchill. Also Elinor Harrison, Eleanoi Klimascwski, Jane Ruccio. Thor esa Acquavla, May Dolan, Mnur- een Duly, "Bobby" Hubbcll, Josephine Vierra and son Joseph, Virginia Gulakis ,and daughter Barbara .Catherine Triano, Vicky Salimando, Mary Abucewicz, Mildred Mangine. Also Phyllis Rood, Frances Else, Donald R. Weaving, Theresa Schiller, Louise Oemcko, George Kelly. Jr., Alfreda Rek;. Patricia Rek, Mr. and Mrs. H. Burddock,, Carmela Rio, Zita Thomas, and Mary Schultz. . ./• , : Also Joan Korpus, James Kry- cyy.ski, William Walker, 1 Priscilla Pelgro and Mr. and Mrs. Holland Young. POCKETBOOlt SNATCHED Boston, Aug. 28—(UP)—A'sneak .hlcf who took a woman's hahd- •>acr from a Back Bai; store coun- tei- is being sought by police. Mrs, •Jdith Ruff of Brookli.no said that her purso contained $98 in cash and u. $-15 chock.- : Tho Balkan powder keg appears o bo blowing up right in the Nazi ace. Tho Germans, striving desporate- y to save the .situation, have com- ilete:y encircled Bucharest, and pencd an attack on the city, vhich is defended by Romanian roops. Tho Germans say that violent i^hting is under way between Nazi troops and thc Romanian do- fenders of the capita). Enemy broadcasts and oilier reports, make it clear that thc German situation in Romania is critical. Turkish sources say 11 Gor~ man divisions are being hemmed in by Romanian forces. Berlin says Russian troops at this moment arc pounding at tho gains of Hungary — hammering through the Carpathian mountain passes town rd Transylvania, 'In fact, a later broadcast by the German news agency D-N-B, .says Russian cavalrymen already have crossed into Hungary. • , According to tho earlier German version. German and Hungarian troops had opened counter-attacks against the Soviets threatening Russia. The Germans also arc having serious trouble with other Balkan satellites. Buglaria, which already has shaken off thA Na/.i bonds enough to declare her noutrarity—is believed to bo on the "verge of war with her former ally. Thc Bulgarian government received Allied terms of surrender this week. Yugoslavian partisans may soon j liberate thtir own capital. Marshal Tito says his forces advancing toward Belgrade are fighting a major battle only 25 miles from the city. But the principal battles on the easicrn front still arc being waged in Romania. Russian forces have split into two armored columns in the march westward. One column is within some 70 miles of Bucharest, and thc other column is about 50 miles from thc Ploesti oil fields —just north of Bucharest. Pfc. Baummer s Awards Received By Mother The Order of the Purple Heart, awarded to Pfc. Robert Bn'nmmer, was received last week by Mrs. Viola Baummer of 90 Oak street. Pfc. Baummer was killed in action in Franco, June 9. Mrs ,B:u:mmcr also received a citation from President. Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a letter of sympathy from Gen. Mark Clark, her son's commanding' general officer. Also with the awards was thc soldier's Good Conduct mednl. Tho local soldier had been in tho army since December, IP-ll, a.nd was a veteran of the North African and the Italian campaign. He is believed to hnvo landed in France with the first invasion forces. He served with an infantry unit. ' American Bombers Throw Double Punch At The Japanese Slight Damage Today In Fire On* Greenwood Street Shortly after 1 p. m. this afternoon ,1 penoral alnrm was turned in to the N Y augntuck• five department through box alnrm 62, Fire- (By United Press) American airmen have thrown .1 double punch at the Japanese on thc coast of China. American Liberator bombers 'liive attacked a storage area. n.t Shanghai ar.d the Amoy harbor on China's Pukien coast. The Shanghai raid 'was aimed at Japanese war suppulies piled up at. thc mouth of the Hua-'ujpu river that runs to Shanghai. Earlier. Tokyo reported what it called a guerrilla fashion air raid by three planes in the Shanghai area. Thc enemy claims thc planes were driven off before they could' carry out the assuull. But the official Allied announcement indicates the American airships had <more success than the Japanese admit. However, General Stilwell doesn't detail the results. Some light has been thrown on reports that .American Superfor- tresses raided the Japanese city of Osaki, today. The report apparently is based on a Japanese Domeci agncy dispatch reviewing the last raid on Japan. The broad*, cast praises two Japanese naval fliers, claiming- they shot down or damaged five B-29's in the last Kyushu jit—ii. One of thc enemy aviators was named Ozaki—which easily could have been misinterpreted for Osaka. (By Cnitod Press) American tanks are reported bare 90 miles from Germany. Berlin says these tanks .'j.ive reached Vitry in a thrust that carried to tho Marno river, Vitry is 100 miles east of Paris, and according .to the Naxis. the Americans reached it in a. swing northward from captured Troves. AlMed headquarters merely says thc Americans have forged ahead beyond Troycs and makes no mention of the German report that the Marne has been reached at Vitry. Nazi resistance is weak, but other forces, driving directly oast of. xhc French capital, are across the Marne' river a.r.d headed for Chateau Thierry—the scene of bloody and decisive lighting: in the.last war. Thus, thc Yanks apparently ar« in control of tho famous Mavnc valley, the valley .that, has meant £0- muchto","citliej;. »id«-^in 1314, 193S.-arid" 1040. 1 .'".•"•' ... General Pauon's armor has been taking a heavy toll of I^asi troops in cutting wide swaths toward eastern Franco. Allied headquarters says Patton's Third Army already lias netted 65.000 prisoners. And 16.000 more Germans wore killed. And undoubtedly thousands of other enemy troops woro wounded. While tho Third Army continues its opic sweep cast Of Paris, other Allied armies north of thc French capital are said by London newspapers to have begun the battle for thc robot bomb coast. Allied headquarters is maintaining a grim silence on the operations of tho American First und British Second Armies. But Allied columns' arc sweop- ng across the Seine, driving on- vard from nine bridgeheads. Ono -.ondon pa^er says tho British arc io miles beyond the Scino and grinding northward toward Dicppo. A British radio correspondent at Uie front says supply trucks have rumbled over one Scino crossing at thc ra.te of 600 every hour. Overhead, Allied planes are raking thc Seine river, splattering river 'crossings with thousands of fragmentation bombs and depriving the Xazis thc use of bridges. The Allied advances in tho north arc matched by success in the south.- There American columns are thundering up tho Rhone valley. And not only arc The Yanks making- steady gains, but in several days battle they have killod. Continued on Pajro 31 WAR BONDS Smoke But No Fire For Firemen Saturday Naugatuck firemen wore called out by an alarm turned at Box 16 iaturday to Ihe building occupied, >y John Grickas of 29 Cherry treet. Smoke created by a back draft in a stove was all the firemen coudl find, and no fire dam- was reported, according to John J. Sheridan. The department, remained on the ccne until Ihe back draft o£ the :ove was remedied, men responded with five pieces of I Thc r ep«t of an attack on Osaka apparatus and about SO volunteers, *«. "^itcd to the Tokyo radio. Osaka lies in the .mam Japanese home island west ot Tokyo. only to arrive on the scene as the lire, which caused the commotion, was brought undo)' control. Tho blaze was caused by an oil burner in the home of Michael Jablonsky of Greenwood street, Union Cily. j Firemen remained on tho scone i .until it was ascertained that everything remained under control. Damage was reported to be slight Poke Officials To Attend FBI 'Meet D-Day Participant Visited In Boro gc —When you think of music, think f Metro Music Mart, 88 Church ;reot, sheet music, records, etc. Joined our liecord Club? Police Chief John J. pormley and Capt. Anthony Malonc will attend the last meeting of thc summer scries of FBI Law Enforcement conferences at the pavilion at Lake Compounce tonight. Post war plans concerning police departments will be discussed. Crime prevention, and fingerprint detection will also be covered. A demonstration of judo and defensive tactics will be given. Police officials from throughout Ihe state are also expected to .attend. Edward Mariano, P. O. 3-c, U. S. N.', spent a short leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Mariano of High street over thc weekend. Thc local sailor saw action 'on Juiie G during ihe invasion of the French coast. Ho had previously served at Casablanca and Sicily. Petty Officer Mariano, a graduate of Naugatuck high school in 1942, was a member of thc basketball team which won the New England championship in 19-12. Home on leave early this year, ho appeared with tho Alumni against the Varsity in tho annual basketball game, showing some of the prowess of former years. —Don't miss the big wavlne* In the August Sale of Furs now underway nt Raphael's, KuUK:\1nck's Fashion Center, Church street—Adv. ,_. . ... Their shirt fronts i Corps Pfioto loaded with ilins, these army camera men r'rc- cssly struggle through malarial iworops to bring back thc record ot *e jungle front for the folks back loir.c. .Hollywood was never like ni». Back 'cm up with War Bonds!