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"A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Portly Cloudy Full Deport On Page 8 Vol. LXVIII, No. 202 ESTABLISHED 1885 TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent! Americans Roll Back German Front Beyond Paris 26th Naugatuck Serviceman Reported Killed P. F. C. Edward Melijan Lost His Life In France In Cherbourg Area, Aug. .4 When Snipers Opened On Paris Streets Soldier Was The Son 0 Mr. And Mrs. Antoni Meli jan Of Prospect Street LOST SOLDIER IN THE SERVICE NEARLY 2 YEARS Shipped Overseas To Eng land Last Easter—Last • Letter Dated August 4 Fnto wrote the name of the twenty-sixth XauKtituck soldier to iln> in World War II, as Pfc. Edward Mt'lijan, son ol' Mr. ,'i.rul Mrs. Antoni Mclijun. 72 Prospect street, who WHS reported killed in action ir. tY.'inci!. !i.-> nj August '1. TI;.; te'.'wum sent from tho rul- Residents Are Asking About Plans For V-Day Here Tin.- >"o\v.s In diiily receiving ninny Inquiries from Niiu tiick residents In roKiiril to plans for V-Uay, particularly In viciv of tliL> filet ttiiit inuicii- tiuiiN would sn'in that Germany cannot hold out much longer in thi.. face of tliu hammer hlows ln.'ine dealt liy American. British, Canadian, J-'reneh and other Allied .soldiers, and tho gallant UVISM:IMS un tin- other side of the Xa/.ls. Xatifrnltick 1'rotrstant L'liuivlie.M liavc already planned oliservunces, l>ut as far is Is Uno'wn there is no formal program of any kind, nor any decisions mad<] iiero In regard to tho L'loiilnjf'of xtorfis, factories or othor^busliioss es- talili.slimonts. The-•celebration here that ft>lowi>d the ArmK- tlco of World War I, 1st said to have ln'i'ii entirely impromptu, and consisted of n town-wide open liouse and tiuiininoth puardc, and everything in Nuiij.'iituck was closed down for the day. I'I''C. Kim'AKI) M HI-MAX Jutnnt general's olllco in the Wa ilfp.'irtmwnt in Washington Int Monday was without dettill, excep tin' I he date of tho casually and th Ki'iicral location, Thu lust letter the family ro 'fivi'd dnted August 1 from th ili'cufisi'd .soldier stated that ho wn. H'MI mid UYIM resting somewhere In 'hi. vicinity of the Cherbourg opoi «0t>ns. It is" believed thut he m» with hin death in that section, f'fo. Melijnn entered the service In fVcrniher. 10.12, and received truining at Camp Swift and Camp .Miixcy, Texas, H« WAS later .shipped to r-'ort MKKU-. Mel., and went ovci 1 - •i''«.i to Keixlunti shortly Kastt-r this year. He arrived In Franco with the f'Oth infantry about June IS, He WTciti- rcKularly, usually descrlb inv tho condition nt tho landscape — ruins, once-beautiful countryside-and saying that he was «<•<• Continued on Page 3) John Tyler Refused To Acknowledge Dictators i John Tyler of I Virginia, later to become i the tfnth president o! the United StiucN, wiis a member of the Simatf he resigned rather 'n.-m nhpy the State legislature's order that he vote for ••i mnisiuT In which he did "ft believe. Courage and willingness to swriflc.- nrc needed todny to "I'f'ose dictators just as much f" in John Tyler's time. We """si sacrifice enough to buy "We Bond-!. You hear people any "Buy Bonds" every day >" E P>'i.«.s it. off n.« a familiar statement. But our boys arc "Ving every day. Is that a fnmiliiir statement? Sncrificn a bit of comfort "id convenience and help save «"": use a Xangatuck Dally. ..V'V/N Want Ad to give or get •i I'ule to work. "<* War |5,, M| | Today Is A J'>cef|(im lioncl Tomorrow" Naugatuck Schools To Open Sept. 6 Public And Parochial Units Here Will Open On Same Day Next Week Nazis, In Retreat Toward Belgium, Are Under Savage Aerial Bombing; Faring As Badly In Southern France 15 Hydrants Planned For New Project Chief Sheridan Feels More Are Necessary For Large Development Plans for the installation of 15 hydrants in tho new 200 house development on Field-Chestnut streets have been made in effort to give the district fire protection, Fire Chief John J. Sheridan said this morning. Even with 15 new hydrants the chief feels that more are necessary for the project. The hydrants are placed about 500 feet apart according to the plans, he said. But there are so many houses that flames, in case of a large conflagration, may spread rapidly, the chief'indi/.atcd. Many oS the houses are nearing- completion, now,-and with the coming of autumn, ..with windy, dry ; Continued -on- Page 3) LATE. SOISSO.VS CAPTURED Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces,' Aug. 29— (UP)—American troops have captured Soisaons on the Aisne rivcc. BOMBED BY AMERICANS Romo, Aug. 29—(UP)—An c«ti- niatcd 75O heavy United States- Italy-based bombers hit objccUvcn in CzechoHlovakian Silesia and Yugoslavia today. OPA A-YJVODNCEMENT Washington; Aug. 29—(UP)— The OPA says the Detail price* of Swiss cheese will go down by an average of three cents a pound us a result of price changes going into effect next Monday. • ,;.'... P.'itticvNtrield'ii \voincn jnul children are picture ahove mulcinp a mud d:ish for any 'available haven uf safoy to f.scapu the hnllets of snipers flririK into the street of, Paris. Note expression of fear in child's fact.-. (International Siiiind[iliofo Naugatuclt's public nnd parochial schools will open on the s:ame day, Wednesday of next v/euk, September lith, following the I summer recess period. Superintendent of Schools Hai old 1£, Chittcndun stated that a arrangements have been made Co he opening of the Naugat school and Ihe various pub ic grammar schools, here nex Wednesday. It Is anticipated that enrollmen n the grammar schools will bi o, although the situation it he upper classes of the High ehool, may be affected by the var and the war jobs that man} Indents have been holding down urlrig tha summer. Rev .Albert Taylor, suporinten- ent of St. Francis' school, indi- atud that everything' is in readi- e.ss for another busy year at that n.stitution. Rev. S. J. Is'alcwajk, superin- eruicnt of St. Hud wig's school, .so stated today lhat plans were ompletc for an average enrollment there. Ml public and parochial school uildings here have been reno- ited since the closing of the chool year, and various repair ork has been effected, particular- at i>t. Francis' school. ut i> i ""' ' " f H«vln K .H In tho " (IW "i"l«rwny strt-et.— Adv. OPA Office Closed Monday, Open Tues. Martin T. Lynn, head of the local OPA office, announced this morning that the Tut tic house rooms will be closed Monday, Labor Day. Instead the office will be open all day"*Tuesday, and in the evening from 7 to 9, The office will be closed Wednesday. Tuesday is the usual closing day. Local Aerial Gunner Was In Burning If. S. Army Bomber In Raid On Berlin, Germany Staff 'Sergeant Joseph Mar- I * I L r L celonis Writes Of Thrill LU JOIin l3UUd ing- Incident In Air War WORKERS OUT Dctroil, Aup. 29—(LT P)—One strike mars tho Detroit production front. Twelve hundred \yorlcers arc out on two shifts at a'Briggs Mnnufac-lurlnp company plant. The company terms the dispute a protest against War Labor Board failure to act on waffe increase demands. Some 3-100 workers have returned to the Ford Motor company Highland Park works fol- Jowlng u three-day strike. Staff Sergeant Joseph Marcelo- ni.s, former Ward street resident nnd U. S, Rubber Co. employe, now on his second tour of duly as an aerial gunr.oT-enfrinccr with the United States heavy bombardment group operating from England, writes tn The News .today on incidents in that zone of operations. Sergeant Marcelonis tells of on thrilling bombing attack on Bet in when his bomber took fir when hit by flak, and burned a the run was being made over th> argot. One of the co-pilot's fin fei's was sho^- away by German ire, and the fire was extniguishec by cutting out the burning motoi ind the crippled ship made the ong run back to base on only hrec motors. The local gunner writes that his rcw has brought back four bomb rs shot full of holes so far, so ndications are that bombing' at- acks over Germany still arc mong tho most hazardous of tho utics of -American airmen.' Slaff Sergeant Marcelonis lias won the Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters, each the equiv- a.lent of another medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross, for his outstanding record as a mcmbci of a bombing crew. The local gunner expresses his appreciation to The News for the memorandum book recently sent to him as a gitt of the paper. He states that . the bombing planes fly now in any kind of weather, and that he has already 'Continued on Page "i, your iip|)Rtltf> is a bit jjid- n], nnd you nro looking for Komo- tliing different In food, stop ;\\ Jeff's Hustuurant, Church St. — Adv. Receives Honorable Naval Discharge | Lieutenant John Suba, of the S. Navy, former head of the wold ing department of the U, S. Rub ,'jer Co. plant here and very wel known here, has received an hon orablc discharge from the Navy, it was reported this morning, Lieut. Suba, who had served in that branch of the service for 22 years prior to his taking a position at the local plant about eight years ago, re-entered the service in July, 10.12, He had been placed in. (.he reserve as chief petty officer, and upon being recalled to duty ho was sent to a training school and commissioned. He had been stationed in various parts of tho country, and prior to his discharge was head of the recruiting oflicc in Chicago. At the present, he is spending a few weeks on the Sousatonic river before planning to return to work. St. Francis Club Committees To Meet Thursday Alembic Dinner Dance Oct 21st The Alembic association of the Naugatuck Chemical Co, will hold ts autumn dinner-dance at The Clton in Walcrbury Saturday eve- ling, Oct. 21, William Fernandes, r., chairman of Uic social activ- ties comn'iitto'e, announced this "norning, CnmmiUecs to take care of. the* details of arrangements are in the process of being formed. A meeting of the St. Francis' Club for Thursday evening of this week at 3:30 o'clock in the parish . hall in the parochial school building was announced this morning by PresiderJ Thomas Lynch., Persident Lynch asks in particular that all committee heads of Sunday's very successful outing be on hand on Thursday in order that final reports en the event may be compiled. Ticket Chairman John F, Dec- gran will make his final report on (he outing on Thursday, and he asks that sub-chairmen of the ticket committee be present at the meeting or report previous to that time. President Lynch also announced that the first, plans for the annual bowling' league of the St. Francis' club for the coming winter will be made -on-Thursday, and interested . members should be present. The president stated that couple' bowling has been suggested, and he would like to have as many pass on this important phase as possible. Wounded In Action In France Aug. 11 According to n War Department telegram received by Mr. and Mrs. John Sigctti, 258 Scott street, their son, Pfc. Lawrence Sigetti, was seriously wounded in France, Aug. 11, The telegram did not state the nature of His wounds, but the soldier in a recent letter said that he was in a hospital in England recovering from a wound, caused by a shcil that landed "too close." A graduate of Naugatuck -high school .he was employed in the U. S. Rubber Co. prior to his entrance into the service about three years ago. He landed in France about two monihs, ago. A. .brother, Michael, is in the Maritime Service, and another brother. Charles, was recently discharged from the army, after being wounded in Italy, Republican Caucus To Be Held Here There Seems To Be No Stopping The Whirlwind American Offensive CAPTURE OF CHATEAU THIERRY BY ALLIES HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED Allies Believed To Be Making Progress Toward Robot Bomb Coast (By United Trtan) American tanks and armored infantry are rolling back the German front beyond Paris after smashing the enemy's Marne river line. The Nazis arc in retreat toward Belgium and the K.hin«land under savage aerial bombardment. By the hour, . third army forces are plunging- deeper- inlo Nazi territory northeast of the French capital, and the Americans — driving • toward Soisspns, and hisloric Compicgne rore'st, threaten 'to crumble the 'German Aisne river defenses. 23 miles away, possibly by .nightfall. For there neemc to be no siop- Hi-ng- the whirlwind American •drive. South of thc._ Marne river other- third army, column* have speared' their way more than 60 miles east of Paris. Headquarter* announce! th»t .American ' trooji»\ .have captured ' *"' """ First Friday To Be Observed In Catholic Churches Friday -of this week, Ihe first Friday of September, will be observed with services in Naugatuck's Roman Catholic churches. At St. Francis' church Mosses vill be at 0:30 and 7:30 o'clock and Holy Communion will be distributed at 6:30 o'clock. ' : At St. Mary's church Masses vill be at 5:30 and 7:30 o'clock ind Holy Communion will be dis- ributcd at 7 o'clock. At St. Hedwig's church Masses vill bo at 7:00 and S:00 o'clock. Confessions will be heard at the •hurdles'Thursday afternoon and vcninjj. Naugatuck Soldier Now Enrolled At Mechanics' School (Special To. The News) Madison, Wis., Aug. 29,— Pvt. Clarence A. Thomas, 19, son of Mrs Alexander Thomas of 57 Prospect street, Naugatuck, Conn., has been enrolled in the technical school for • training of radio mechanics students at Truax Field, on installation of the Army Air Forces Training Command. Private Thomas will receive a complete course in aircraft radio mechanics and will take supplemental AAF courses in defenses against chemical attack, physica The Republican caucuses will be held September 6, it was "decided at a meeting of the town convention last night at the town hall. Twenty-one delegates, seven from each ward, will be named . th.it night to attend the convention following immediately after, it was reported ' From the group in attendance, four delegates to the state senatorial convention, the date of which is yet unannounced, will be chosen from the Hth senatorial district. Apparently William A. Painter, state representative, is the only candidate for the senate post, as two other men mentioned for the nomination have not taken any any action, it was- said. Judge Luke Staplcton of Cheshire said hecently that he had not been consulted about the nomination, and Judge Thomas Neary has not disclosed any intentions, although indications point to his not seeking the nomination, ac- ,., .. Southeast, of Paris, still other Third Army forces are knifing- their Way toward the Marne in the direction of Vilry, less than 9* miles from the German frontier. As the American tide overruns enemy territory; Allied armies north of Paris are believed to be making good progress in sweeps toward the robot bomb coast. Between the communications center of Rouen and the channel, a' few thousand survivors of the defeated Gorman seventh army are trying to cross the Seine river, but the cornered Nazis are under con- <Contlnucd on Page 8) cording to one source. The caucus will also select delegates to the probate convention, scheduled for September 9, and the lone candidate for probate judge is Stephen J. Sweeney, who is seeking renomination. Mrs. Anna Erk last night is said to have definitely indicated her candidacy for the GOP nomination for representative, the office sho is now holding. The second GOP candidate for representative is still unknown to party leaders, it is understood, several prominent party members showing no interest when approached. Divided Policy Among Local Plants Over Labor Day training, and related subjects designed to fit him for overseas combat duty with the fighting AAF. In civilian life, Private Thomas was employed by the Naugatuck Lumber Co. as a laborer and crate maker Memorial Mass Here On Wednesday A Memorial Mass for the Inte Corporal Joseph . Crotty of the United States Marino Corps, who gave his life for his country in the Southwest. Pacific war zone, six- months ago, will be solemnized on Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at St. Francis' church. Relatives and friends are invi'ted to be present. Corporal . Crotty. was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Crotty or Melbourne Court, nnd was well known in Naugatuck. Rev. Howard Shelley, Pastor Of Gospel Tabernacle, Dies Rev. Howard H. Shelley died Sunday in the Danbury hospital in his 59th year. He was born in York, Penn., and had been pastor of the Full Gospel Tabelnaclc, Union City, for sometime. Rev. Shelley was secretary of the Assemblies if God for the past eight years and a member of the board of directors, Eastern Bible Institute, Green Lane, Penn. He had been ill for several'months. Three months ago, Rev. Shelley left Union City to receive treatment in' Danbury. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Albert Beck and Mrs, Norman Bentz of York Springe, Penn. Funeral services will' be held at the Full Gospel-Tabernacle Thursday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Roy Pmuland of Framingham, Mass., district superintendent of the Assemblies of God, officiating. Interment will be in Grove cemetery, Naugatuck. . . With Labor Day next Monday, Naugatuck industry has adopted a divided policy with some plants staying open and others closing down The oftlces and plants of the U. S. Rubber Co. will all be in operation, while at the Naugatuck Chemical Co. the offices will be ^closed with part* of the plant in operation. W. J. Mcgin, Inc., contractors will continue work on essential jobs only. The Eastern Malleable Iron Co.. Lewis Engineering, and the Naugatuck Glass Co., will close for the holiday. At press time, the Risdon Co.. and the Naugatuck Mfgr. Co. officials had not decided, although it is likely that both plants will shut down. Stores, banks, the library and the municipal offices will also be closed on the holiday. The ration board will be closed but will bo open Tuesday. • • Another Group Left Today For Service Exams —When you think of music, think of Metro Music Mart, 88 Church street, sliot-t niuxic, records, etc. Joined our Kccord Club? Another group of • men from Naugatuck and vicinity left this morning for • physical examination at the Induction Center in New Haven, it was announced here today by Selective Service Board H-A. This -group represent!! »he August call for men from this area for military service it is understood. The roll call iva» read by Selective Service Board Chairman Harris Whittomore, Jr. The Red Cross canteen service which included the serving- of coffee- and crullers to the men leaving for New Haven was in charge of Miss Edna Schoeck, assisted by Miss Arietta Durr.

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