Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on August 31, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Vol. LXVIII, No. 204 "A Progressive Newspaper For,a.Progressive Community" WEATHER Increasing Cloudiness Full Report On Page 8 ESTABLISHED~1885~ THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Oenta British Cut Deep Into Nazis' Robot Bomb Territory — — ..••'•• • . ...-.' - -i ' ^^ Glenridge Estates Will Open Sunday Five Model Homes To Be Ready For Inspection At New Development The Glcnrldge Estates development of one-family houses at Quinn and Cheshiuii streets. Just off 1'ivrk avenue, will bo formally opon to the public on Sunday-of this «'i;ok, when live Model Homes will he ready for inspection. Thoma* Hurley. head of the Nau- jjitiuck Development Co that is In charge uf the project, stated today th;u thy finishing touches on the live houses will bo clone this week, nncl it possible the entire street, will lin completely finished. Curbs and sidewalks are being laid nkmg Chestnut street today, and the entire jiroji is a bee hive of industry .is preparations are be- in:; uindu for tho formal prctfen- tiitmn on Sunday. There arc five distinctive styles in the houses on Glenrldgc Estates, and Mr. Hurley Indicated today thiit one house of each typo will be leatly for Sunday. .Mr. H'.u-lcy stated that nil houM- tv "'III have every modern Improvement commensurate with' win 1 conditions, and will bo a revelation in suburban, living. He statrtl that plots of ground with each house will average CO feet by It'll ;'cet. Many hundreds oC Naugatuck poi'iuns have visited Glenridge Es- tatos since the development first stetricd several months ago. Mr. Hurli.'y indicated that approximately ll'C houses have already been raised there and that by November lift, every (ip.ttse planned for..the sector will be -well -along toward lioinii llnished. Streets, sowers, water, nas and electricity all have been installed on the development, and all work done according to borough rugul; tions and stimulations, Air. Hurle declared'. Streets will be comple ed and gentle lines e.stiibllNhe everywhere before the Glonrldg Estates arc turned over to th borough. It was indicated today by the do volopment otllclal that many hous PS have already been sold at Glen ridge Estates and that the Interes of scores of would-be-home owners h;is been aroused Mr. Hurley declared that the li'Cnl development Is one of the finest, ho has bern assoclatad w stating that the quality of ma- tiTifils and workmanship is definitely pre-war grade. The builder 1ms lu-en associated with -many large r'rojects in Long Island and in Jiml a!<oiit ,j\'cw Yoric city,' It is expected that on Sunday Jiiir.drr.-d>; of residents will visit Cili'nndgc Rstates. ti project that in e.v[iccte<l to relieve to a. great extent the shortage that many believe has impeded the development and growth of Nauga- tuek In jiast years. One Yank Bluffs 946 Germans Into Surrender ^P^^Xf?^i i.^> *V ^-y&d They Enter Outskirts Of Amiens To Virtually Isolate Supply Station For Robots; Yanks Drive Toward Belgium Captured liy tin.- >'ii/i.x In France. I.I. ClurtMu'f K. Cogglns, I'otoaii, Okla,, tallied Nuy.l major into sur- ronilcr of !MG men. nrinijiir about, n prisoner stockade in southern France are !MB Nazis who. surrendered to one Vank. Hi: is lA, Clarence 'K, Coggiim of Potenu, Okln., who, after being captured by Che enemy while on putrol, in south rruncfi, convinced the onem.v major tfiut I»is unit WUH. trapped by the Allies. Result: 946 Nazis, including 17 officers surreiulen-d. Official U. S. Signal Corps Itadiophoto. (Intermitonul Soiindphoto) Crucial Waste Paper Drive Will Be Held In Town In Mid-September Chairman Arthur Fager Asks Residents To Begin To Save Paper Now the Embezzlement Charge On Docket Of Local Court Chairman Arthur Fagcr of Waste Paper division of 'the Naugatuck Salvage Committee in a statement issued today revealed that the next waste paper collection here will he one of the most important ot the war. Chairman Fager stated that Xau- gatuck's next Waste Paper drive will be held about the middle of September and that now is not too early to begin to make plans in local housefiolds for the event. The local resident declared that paper is a more critical product as far as war production is concerned than it was months ago when tho pinch in this sector really began to be felt, ncu that time Chairman Fager | pointed out stores have been ap- j pealing to customers to bring back paper bags for further -use and declaring that customers in tho future 'may have to carry all purchases without being packaged or bagged Chairman Fager declared that iVau'gatuck to date has never reached the total of 00 tons of waste paper in any drive, but that tho local committee feels that with every Xaugatuck resident behind the September event, that this goal is not too high a figure. It is hoped, Chairman Fager indicated today, that local residents immediately will begin to save paper of any kind, so that the 50- ton goal for Naugatuck may not only be reached but surpassed if possible, Another r> Arr Groupyff To Service Selective Service Board 14-A Sent Out La-test Contingent Today A group of men .from Naugatuck and vicinity, registered with Nau- fcatuck Selective Service Board, 14-A, left this morning for service with the armed forces of the nation. Ceremonies were held • at -the Tunic Music Shed, but according to new rules of'selective service, no estimate of the number concerned or their-destination in the ^ __ service can be revealed, .it was ' December 8, ' 1M2. Previously~"he slated, until the official papers 'or. | attended Kcnnebunlc high school Former Naugatuck News Editor Tells Of Saipan Battle (Bj- Ser^ojint Joseph P. Dnniihnc, of 5!) Cherry Street, Naufrutuck, Conn., :i Miiri'ie .Corjm Combat Corrftiiwndent, formerly of the Somewhere in the Pacific—(Delayed)—The 'Order of the Purple' Heart has been awarded io Marine; Corporal Myron M. Gray, 20, of Kcrinebunk,-.' Me, /a "member pi'.a flame thrower and demolition unit, who was wounded on Saipan. The award was.made at an advanced Pacific base where Corporal Gray recovered from his,injuries. 'Wo were ordered to knock out iny.pill boxes or other enemy emplacements that heid up the advance of -our infantry," said the tr oung corporal. . "We hit the' beach .under heavy artillery fire and'immediately took. cover. After the shelling ceased,.we-' noved forward .to the front line,' : r-.:ii'ryin£r our .equipment over rough eri-.iin.". The unit was hit by'a .heavy Jap. rliliery barrage and it was here . r Play Here On Week-End Annual Championship Event •To Be Held'At The Hop iBrook Course - Barn, 100 Tons Of Hay Destroyed Huge Barn Owned By A. C. Treet Burned To Th > Ground In Big Blaze .. LATE ARMY CASUALTIES r The .United, States Rubber Individual Handicap Tournament will be; held on Saturday and Sunday, September second and' third at ihc Hop Brook Golf club. All employes of the Naugatuck Footwear: 1 Plant arc urged'to compete for the individual trophy. Eighteen holes of Medal Score. using the Galloway, system . of handicapping will determine' the Nyinner. All the details of the tournament will be posted "at the Club House. There will be an cnlrv fee of 20 hat Corporal Gray and several T>f ais comrades \verc wounded. Ho .•;is evacuated from the island on he third day of .lighting The son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Gray, of Kcnnebutilj, Corporal Gray enlisted in tho Marine Corps cents—to be used as prize money. All participants should register with the ciub manager, Ralph Hanson, before starting play. It Is expected that a very large entry list will make up' the event. In bf.mugh court this morning, ^•'cill Miisrolo, South Main street. W "H grunted a continuance until tomorrow. He Is charged with I'nilMM-./.lpnienl of clothing and arrested on a wjirmnt by Patrolman 'IiitTi.s Fiurkn this mofnlng.' Mii.M- f-olo opi.rntf:s a cleaners' store on Eolith Main street. fn rinnthnr case, Joseph' Arnatov- l<:h. II. F. D. 2, l?ond Hill, was given (i thirty day jail sentence, which was suspended for' two ' months "<•- \v;ii< charged with breach 01 I" 1 .'" 1 )- and intoxication. in the third case this morning rymg Dwy. Candee road, who was •'rrcat.xi yesterday by Patrolman n nn llanley find Thomas Fceley, v «s (tlvc-n a contlnuiLnco until Sep- ''•mhci- r, ;. rc ifl hooked for jis- s «"lt and hr^ch of peace. Jut lkV Thomas Neary presided. Beacon Falls Soldier Now Is Staff Sergeant Sailor Spending leave At Home .j'unior F of -V/iri Th'r Harry Ahlgl/in t'ntiod States 'Merchant ">«. Is upending a leave with .'"mliy on Spring .street.- to th,£' ""h Isles and rtl "y .-it lo,. hn.s returned from vicinity of the will -report for end of his Ifi-dnv lonve. (Spi'phil To Tho News) Fifteenth AAF In Italy, Aug. 31 —Corporal Walter Bcrnaitis, 32- year-old supply department chief o'f an AAF B-17 Flying Fortress .squadron, of Church street, Beacon Falls. Connecticut, has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant, it has been announced. Sergeant Bcrnaitis entered the armed forces on March 31. 1043 and began his tour of foreign duty September '2, 10-13. He was formerly employed by the Naugatuck Chemical company. He has been awarded the good conduct medal. His wife, Elizabeth Bcrnaitis. resides at the Beacon Falls address. the group return to the Board U-J office. It was understood, hoVever, tha. the number was not large -an Lieutenant Commander John- F Robinson, head of the state seloc live service, has stated that in-th next few months, few Connccticu men over 2G will :be drafted clui to Allied successes on the military fronts o.f the world. Chaimran Harris Whittcmore Jr.. chairman of Board 14-A, reac the roll call and issued 'instructions to the group. Harold E. Chit tendon presented the gifts of the Naugatuck Rotary club ;i.nd the borough, also the Bibles presented by the Gideons. Mrs.' Howard Pcet and Miss Hazel Pcnrose were the Red Cross canteen workers who served coffee •and crullers to the Inductees. Union City Soldier Cited By FDR SAYS HK LOST SW580 Boston. Aug. 31—(UP)—A merchant seaman claims a wallet containing Sfi80 has been lost in a Boston taxicab. Joseph J. Patten of Maiden told Boston police that..he discovered his loss after alighting from the cnb in Revere. —When your uppetlte IK 11 l>lt jdd- , and you are looking for something different In food, stop nt loff'N •Restaurant, Church St.—Adv. and worked as an the Blddcford and 'Shops. apprentice ,a't Saco Lowell Russia Is Warning German Satellites IV Get Out Of War No Parking On Meadow St. Near Salem After Mon, Parking on Meadow street near Salem school will be prohibited after Labor Day, Police Chief John J. Gormlcy announced this morning. Parking there was permitted during the .summer us the school was closed. With -the start of school Wednesday, September G, children will frequent the, area again,- and automo- )ile parking there constitutes a laxard, • • -.. • . ' The parking ban will, be strictly, enforced, Chief Gormley added (By United Pri~is) Over 100 tons of hay were dc stroyed this morning in a bar owned;by A. C. Trcct ot Chcstnu Tree Hill road in Oxford, Fir Chief John J. Sheridan said. Fire, attributed to spontaneou. combustion, razed the huge barn to the ground, and the hay was still burning after the structuri had been burned. The Naugatuck fire departmen cached the scene shortly after the Oxford volunteers arrived, bu the barn by that time had been completely destroyed, Chief 'Sherdan said. The Seymour Hose Co was the third company to get to the blaze. The firemen placed a water curtain on another .barn nearby in which was stored another 40 tons of hay. They also protected the farmhouse and other structures which would have .shortly been, affected by the intense heat of tho blitzing hay. - -No-c»tim»l*—on-the—exlont.—of the-damage was- given, although the barn, the hay, 'and other materials stored within were completely destroyed, the chief said. j The hay. most of which was mowed and stored, was augmented by several tons of purchased j hay. which is believed to have been moist — hence the theory of spontaneous combustion in determining the cause. The local department remained on the scene for almost two and a half hours before it was judged safe enough to leave. Fire departments from the other two towns remained as the fire still smoldered. Chief Sheridan also stated this morning that the fall brush season has arrived, as the first call for such a fire was received yesterday afternoon. A fire was in progress on Porter, avenue near the Hop Brook course. Firemen, however, extinguished the blaze before any damage was done.' Chief Sheridan said that permits ire required for the burning of brush, and these permits are issued by Fire Marshal Michael F. ! Shea. Persons who start brush Washington. Aug. 31—(UP)— The United States Army suffered 23,2-19 casualties reported in the single week ending August 13th. That reflects the heavy fighting in northern France in late July. Army casualties up to August from all war theaters total 28-J,838. And the latest Navy total— 58,353—tarings the grand total to 3-19,523. Of the grand total, 76,645 are dead, 54,285 missing and 48.874 known to be prisoners. In southern France we have lost 1,242 in both dead and missing.. German prisoners taken in France exceed 235,000. MAY.SEIZE MINES Washington, AUK. 31—(UP)— Authoritative quarter* in Washington expect President ROOM- velt to order government »elzurc of seven .ulrlkolKiund coil mines In western Pennsylvania, BORDEAUX CAPTURED .London. Aug. 31—(UP)—French partisan 'troops have captured the great river -port • of- Bordeaux, the vfourth'-oilxv of .France,.. This Is announced by a communique issued by the French Forces of the interior. Progress Of Gen. Pattern's Army Is Again Hidden By Security Blackout AMERICAN TROOPS CONTINUE ADVANCE IN SOUTERN FRANCE Germans Are Expected To Try To Make Stand At Lyons Local Man Is Superintendent )f Apartments The Russians-.are giving strong! fires without the permit are liable Sailor Completes Basic Training Corporal Victor Kapshevich, son ot Mr. and Mra. .John Kapshevich oC 131 Woodbine street, was recently cited by Pros. Franklin D. Roo.scvolt for heroic action in assisting two wounded buddies to safety. The action took place under intense enemy fire at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. A copy of the citation was sent to his parents. . The corporal has boon . in tho army since September 5, 19<11, and has been overseas for almost two ' for further assignment-which'may Seaman 2-G. Louis Johnson of .Valnut street has completed his nsic training at the Naval.Train- ng Center, Sampson, .N. Y., and s now eligible for leave, which he" j will spend at his home here. ! Seaman Johnson - upon his return to Sampson will be eligible warnings -to Germany's last remaining satellites to getout'ofthe war. Hungary. Finland and Slovakia arc. being told by the Moscow radio that dire consequences arc ir. store for them unless they, follow the example of HomanJa, The Soviet press says this is probably Finland's last chance to quit on fairly generous terms. Slovakia, for one. seems to be breaking loose from- the Nazis now. Whole battalions of Slovn., troops arc reported to be desert i0gr the Germans and joining th Czech underground. The Czccho .Slovak patriots already have seized an ;'important town on the Mor avian border. The new puppet premier of Hun gary is said- to-be "applying more /drastic military restrictions to-h'old the! war-weary Hungarian people 'in line. ••;•' '-.- ' .... : Bulgaria and Romania arc cx- •pectcd -to sign armistice papers 'before tho week-end: '"•.•• ; United Press Correspondent Hen- ry'Shapiro broadcasts from Mos-cow that American and British to court action, he concluded. Outing Heads To Meet Monday At Local 45 Office (Continued on Page 8) "WHIZ BOMBS" SEIZED years. He is also entitled to wear the Infantry Combat Badge' and the Bronze" Medal. DEAD AT 61 New Britain, Aug. 31— (UP)~An official of the American Paper Goods company, Arthur W. Frank of New Britain, 1 has died at his home. Frank was. vice-president of 'the ' Kensington firm.- He was 61. qualify him rating. for a. petty officer NUN DIES Portland, Maine. Aug. 31—(UP) —A Manchester, New Hampshire, nun is dead after being strickQn during a visit at Little Diamond island in Portland Harbor. Sister Mary Rosita, 53-years-old, died of a cerebral hemorrhage'" She was dead on arrival at a .hospital', ' Boston, Aug. 31—(UP)—-Police hav.c arrested . proprietors of two downtown Boston joke shops fol- lowjng a rnid'Jn which they seized -,almost 500 so-called "whiz bombs." According !o police, these bombs ..were sold as a joke and were .designed to be attached ' to spark .plugs in the. motor of an automobile. When' the prospective victim.' starts his motor, the bomb exp.lodes with a roar and a cloud of smoke. —When yon think of music, think of .Metro MiiKic Mart, 88 Church street, sheet inu'slc, records, etc. •Tolricd our Record Cluh? . .General Chairman Stephen Knapik, who Is ,in charge of the annual outing of Local -15, United Rubber Workers of America, to be held on Sunday September 19th, at Linden park has Called a meeting of his sub-committee chairman to be held on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the union olncc. The following chairman arc asked to be present: Tickets, Frank Woods and Stella Seguii; refreshments, Michael San Angclo; food, Rocco Mariano, and Anthony Palmero and entertainment, - Mary Wither. Chairman Knapik indicated today that an attendance of close to 500 is anticipated at the outing with union .groups from Passaic, N. J., New Haven and other points already having indicated their intention of being present. Murray Kugcll, former Oak street esldent, and well known here, has een named resident superintendent of the Glenbrook apartments, now ncdring completion on Bridge street in Union City. Mr. Kugell, who will make .his home at the Glcnbroott apartments with his wife Mary and.llis two children, Louis and Adrian, is a brother-in-law of Louis (Kid) Kaplan of Mcriden, undefeated retired world's featherweight boxing champion. The local man will be in charge of (lie grading and planting about the apartment buildings, that will take place about September 15. will be responsible for the maintenance of the grounds and buildings, and will do any trouble shooting work that is necessary. . fc Mr. Kugell stated today that many of his Naupatuck friends have already visited him at. his new home and have commented on the beauty of the entire project, with its parking yards, playground for the children of residents and other factors unusual to. the borough. ' ' Allies In Italy Gain Important New Footholds (By Unlt»xl Press) The Allies in Italy have important new footholds Hitler's Gothic line. Polish tanks have rolled gained before into ESCAPED Swampscott, Mass., Aug. 31 — CUP)—Good luck has aided two Sabics, both of whom were in 30- foot falls;- Sharon Snow—two-years- old—fell from a second floor window of her Swampscott home. And Eleck Finebcrger—also two-year- old—tumbled from a third-floor 3Oi-ch in Dorchester. Both babies verc found to be unhurt after hospital examinations. —Don't the big- Havings In the of, Furs -now underway xt Raphael's, NauKatuck'ji Fashion Center, Church irtrect.~A<lv.~ Pesaro—the Adriatic anchor of the line. Other Eighth Army troops have captured Uhbino, 19 miles inland. And Polish forces have crossed the Foglia I'ivcr bordering the eastern end of the German fortillcations. Front dispatches report the Germans have abandoned the entire area along the Foglia river for 16 miles inland and have withdrawn behind their concrete and steel .defenses Eiprn'th Army patrols probing around the forts and pillboxes arc- encountering, heavy machine gun arid rifle- Urc. Farther west in the Appcnincs, British troops ' have pushed to Santa Andrea Sanaggio and cast of : Florence, Consuma. Supreme Headquarters, A E. F., Aug. 31—(UP)—British troops captured Amiens at mid-day today. The British in northern France have cut deep into the Germans' robot bomb territory. They speared into the outskirts of Amiens to outflank and virtually isolate. . a 100-mile strip ol flying robot bomb stations along he channel coast. Amieni i* important, not only because It's-a rail center, but because it probably is the greatest upply center for the robot stations. Correspondents at the front describe Amiens as the norvc center if the Nazis' robot bomb offensive nd its capture may force the Germans to abandon their bases in the lutflankcd territory as soon as tho ivcsent supply of robots is expcnd- d As a matter of fact, the appar- int ease with which the British _ cached the' outskirts of Amiens * ndicatcB-the city may fail momen. -arily". -•—"•— •—- - - - -- ..•«•»..In the drive toward Amiens the British advanced 60" miles in 48 hours, .and among.the points they swept up \va» Beauvais 50 miles northwest of Paris and on a main highway from the French channel to the rocket coast. Some 65 ' miles northwest of Paris the Canadians are holding the Medieval river port city of Rouen They found lie historic cathedral gutted and various city installations completely, destroyed. The Canadians entered Rouen, two hours after French police and- patriots raised the tricolor over the city hall ajid began rounding up the collaborationists. A London Evening Standard front dispatch says one of Patton's columns has captured St. Dizicr, 18 miles east of Vitry and S3 miles from the German frontier. To .the ea*t, Meanwhile, General Hodges' American First Army maintained its drive toward Belgium, a drive that -has brought the ' Yanks within 30 miles of the border. As for this push toward Germany by General Patton's Third Army—progress again is hidden by a security blackout. But the Americans were known to be 90 miles or less from the Reich's frontier. As for the fighting in the south, American troops have advanced to within 12 miles of the Italian border following their capture of Nice the biggest Mediterranean resort center. The Germans retreated from'Nice, leaving only the harbor area damaged. There was no battle. On the Rhone valley front most of the Germans thez'c have Rotten out of an American trap on the Drome river and now arc in the Lyons "area to the north. The Germans were able to escape only by sacrificing great amounts of equipment and hundreds of men who fought roar guard actions. It's expected that the Nazis will try to make a stand at Lyons— France's third largest city—in an attempt to prevent the Allies in the'south from meeting those in the north. More than 50.000 Germans ha\*e"~ been captured since the Allied . Seventh Army hit the Riviera beaches on August 15th. American medium bombers today hammered the Germans retreating in northern France. An ammunition dump near "Dieppe was blasted, thus knocking- out a source of supply for artillery covering the enemy retreat : Last night RAF Mosquito bombers raided Frankfurt in western Germany. And more Nazi flying bombs hit southern England and the London urea today. > British units captured On the American front—at the cxii-emc west—thc : only action, was heavy, exchanges:: of mortar 'and machine gun fire. STRIKE ENDED , . Thompsonvillc, Aup-. 31—(UP)— The unauthorized strike of 300 machinists at the Bigclow-Sanford. carpet mills has ended. The men. ^returned to work today after a 2-1- hour walkout in protest against •the alleged refusal of the War Labor board Io reconsider, a previous' ruling -dealing: with -Sunday pay, ,. .'

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