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BONDS "A Progressive Newspaper Tor a Progressive Community'' < WEATHER Cloudy. ; Light .Shower* Pull Report On Vol. LXVIII, No. 205 ESTABLISHED 1885 FRIDAY, 'SEPTEMBER 1, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent! Only 25 M Committees Announced For Alembic Association Annual Outing Sunday, Sept. 17 William Fernandes, Jr., Gen- evil Chairman Of Affair At Linden Park Tin 1 nnnn.-il rnitlii),' of I he Nan I'.iciick C.'!u-mic:d and Synthetic Ktihbor pi:mt employes and thulr fnti'lHi's, sponsored by tho Alembic Association, will bo holt! at Linden jmrk on Sunday. Suiit. 17, U.-CAK HLOMQUIST . Oc.i.ir rinmfiui.it. president of the d.-wjc-mtion. announced, this moi;:i- inx. ' •'' '" Ahout 1200 aro expected to at- ti-nd. Tickots have hcon distributed to nil Muporvisorsi In the- plants, and will 1»; available soon, Punslonnd employe:: It.'ivo also boon Inviti-d fu iitn-ncl ns guest.-! of tht' Alembic Association, Mr. .[ Momciuist also announced Ihe various committees which fir*.- 1 WH.I.l.NM I-'KKNANI>KS, JK, Gi'iicriil (,'lwlrintin in rhnrgi* of the planning and the '•x>''-nti<>n of tho t-vent. William P'-ris,,mlcs is general' chairman, with V.-iirick H. Kolloy, master of orrmonii's. Suli-cMnriii:toes are: Hc'fivshmi-nt Committee—Chair- rmin. Conlnth Kit.-rmm; Artluir l''i'i"rui ami Andrew Anderson. Tick,.i Cdmrnl.'tpu — Edward Ploss, chnirm.'in; Grace Wood fluid, 1'Vi-cl Miii,-r.-ino. Janios Mahan and Mnry C 1 . Ha'.w. Sports Cornmittoo& — W a 1 t e r 1 chairman: Willlnm Hutt. am Schncll. .Robert Spencer, (Contituu-d on Page 8) it John Quincy Adams Knew A Bargain When He Saw It Tn IxlO John (J, Adams, son n _f Juhn Adorns, tho second p- K. |,i-i-sifi( r nt and later to In-crimp tin. sixth president lilnwi-lr, iif-gotititod tho piii 1 - ihasi. nf [.'loT-idd. A roally groat '"irguin: ."K.CiT, square' miles ''"!• .'i ji.-iUry $5,000,000. Th<- biggost bargain today is a Si-rl.-s -E- War Bond. In '''•turn for ovnry three dollars y°u l>-nd nir. government you J-'''t four dollnrs later. Another arg.-in l.i a "ftily .N'mi-s Want Ad: you r "«ch hundreds of people for IIUlo as $.27 a day. "l*».v lioiids |-'or Th(, Kiitiin- Of Amerlcu!" Eleven Left Here For U. S. Military Duty Seven Men Went To Army, With Four Entering The Naval Forces Etuvon men left Naug.ituck on Thursday for service with the United Suites Military forcus, Selective Service Board, 1-1-A announced here today, upon the ru- coi[H of papers from the service comer.-, whure the group reported yesterday. The men reporting to the Army were Stanley R. Buckingham of 07 Thompson street. Waterbury, Miotuitfl Uunkvich of Middle-town. Anthony W. Trhino, 125 Baldwin sirtiot. jidgtii- J. 'Duhaime. of Wolcott, Anthony W. -.Swiderski, lOi, Spring street, Louis W. Werzinj;- ui- o: 14 North Hoadluy street, and .Robert W. Boytl Of 26 North Hoadley struct. Thosu reporting to the Naval forces included Joseph T. Casper of Ma North Main street, Joseph M. Casper of Middlebury, Robert C. Hall of 230 Cherry street, and Artnur W. Peterson at Terryvilic. Service Brothers Meet Here After Sixteen Months Lieutenant Francis P. Price of tho United States Navy and his brother Corporal Charles H. Price of the United States Army Air Force, met horc recently when tho brothers were spending leaves in tho borough, ihe first time the two have met in 10 months. Lieut. Price left this morning for active service after spending his .10-day leave with his parents, Mr. urul Mrs. Charles Price of Oak street. Tho naval officer recently returned from 10 months active service in the Southwest Pacific war /.one, having bcc-n in action at Guadalcaal, Mundu, Rabaul; Bougainville and the. Russell islands. Liuut, Price Is a naval specialist and during his stay in the Pacillc writ- Kono visited the.majority of tho islands where lighting has taken place in recent months. The local resliljnt has traveled many thousands of miles in the war zone, but stated that It was great to get buck homo and that tho town looked good to him. Corporal Price- left for duty on Thursday after spending 10-dnys with his wife at his home on the New Haven road. The soldier is scheduled for overseas duty in the near future, and needless to state he- was very pleased to meet his brother fro' mwhom he iras been separated for-nearly onu and one- half years. Post Office Open Monday Until Noon The Naugatuck postolllco window* will ho open Monday, Labor Day, from T a.m. to 12 noon, Frank Croon, postmaster, announced this morning. The windows will close promptly at noon for a half holiday for most employes, although a skeleton crew will remain on duty Cor thn regular dispatcfi of mails. Collections of mail w.lll follow a holiday schedule. The Union City Brunch will be closed all clay. CONDITION CRITICAL McCook, Nebzraska. Sept. 1 — CUP)—The condition of- former Senator George Norris is described an "quite critical" today. Physicians say the veteran legislator has been In a semi-conscious condition since Tuesday, when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. . —Whrn your nppntito l» '» hi* J 1 " 1 " i-d, and you nri> looking for some- tlilnR dlffcront In food, »top ill 'M IliiNtuurant, Church St.—Adv. i Fatten Chases Retreating Nazis Oyer^Seine s. .-,.«« r. « to « ih. o, s. mird ^ Gunner's Mate Ted Hubbell Took Part In All Major Pacific Area Engagements His Ship Alone Bombarded Island Of Roi,. Knocking Our All Installations "The most exciting operation I was on', was the bombardment of the island of Roi," Gunner's Mate 3-C Ted Hubbell, U. S. N,, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard K. Hubbell, 79 Pleasant avenue,' said' this morning-. That operation included ju«t one American naval vessel, n new battleship, and the Japanese on that island took a terrific pounding, the sailor-said. • • The ship's heavy guns hit everything in sight, and the work was MO sudden and so well done, that Jap planes at the air base inland, as well as the landing field, were completely put out of action. The vessel thus escaped air attack, the sailor said. "We were close enough to the shore," G. M. Hubbell, who servos as a gun pointer for an unti-air- craft gun aboard ship, said, "to see the Japs running into the water to escape the shelling, and then later to see their dead bodies floating-." The local sailor also participated in other engagements in the Pacific—13 all told. Tho landing of Americans on Salpan was another nevor-to-bc-forgoUnn i n c i- dcnt. he said, as the Yanks had a tough time getting a good foothold on the beaches. In another engagement, the task force his ship was In, accounted for 400 Jnp planes shot down. Tho attack on Timor island, was another terrific engagement in which the Japs were "pasted thoroughly" by U. S, Naval and Air forces, he said.' Sailor Hubbell, a former Naugatuck "News" boy, enlisted in the ; Navy almost four years ago, when ' he was 17 years old, aria still attending Naugatuck High school. His first enlistment period ended several days ago, and 'he signed up again. He wears • o h.oshmark on his left sleeve. :• • _ . At present, 'he is on > -25-day shore-leave with 'his parents and returns to the state of Washington at its conclusion, He .received his boot training, at ,the time of his enlistment, three'-' months in duration, at Newport, R. I. This, is his first visit homo since hcf.orc the incident at Pearl Harbor in- December, 1941. . Ho is entitled to wear,the American. Defense ribbon, Iho American theater, and the Asiatic-Pacific theater of war ribbons. So far he has escaped injury in all en- gacumcnts. For a while, his brother, Howard, a machinist mate, first class,was stationed with him. G. M. Hubbell has never come across any other Naugatuck servicemen since. "Tho U. S. Navy. is. geared up for the huge task in the Pacific," the sailor, who has been in the service and has scon it grow into the largest.fleet in the world, concluded. BUY WAB BONDS AND STAMPS About 1,200 Ballots Sent Servicemen Town Clerk Raymond J. St. "John Tells Of Large Increase Here Recently About 1,200 absentee ballots have been sent out to local residents in the service to date, Raymond J.; St. John, town clerk, said today. In'"the past two weeks,• over '200 requests came in' by mail from servicemen'and women, a-nd about! the same number was reccoved; through the registrars of voters. The town clerk is also sending out the latest list of candidates for the various offices, -which the elections in- the full cover. Candidates, of four parties are listed—Republican, Democrat, Socialist, and Socialist Labor. An additional list of. \ nominations may ba sent out later, Mr. St. John said, ' Another meeting of the board of selectmen, registrars of voters, and the town clerk Will take place sometime during tho week of September IS, Mr. St. John said. 'No definite date has yet been set. Local Elks To Hold Ladies Night The Naugatuck Lodge of Elks will hold the first Ladies Night event of l.hc Fall social program on Saturday night, September 9th, in the lodge rooms. .Improvements have been made in the'lodge rooms during the summer and those attending the Ladies' Night event will dance lo tho music of Leonard Ray and. his orchestra,. If the Ladies' Night program, is successful it is planned .to hold n like event each week. The events are for Elks and their friends. FEWER- COUNTY FAIRS '•'.. Hartford, Sept. 1—(U P)—The State Agriculture:department says only 14 county ..ttnd agricultural; fairs will be held in - the state this fall. Ordinarily some 35 fairs- arc hold. Wartime difficulties'''of transportation have caused the cancellation ot many weU : knpwn fairs, including that at' Danbury;' —Send the youngsters '',' buck • .to school In good clean cloth'en. Call Shnli;tt-Liix, Wllty. 5-11G8—It's nh onnnomy Uisson you will learn .Weatherman Predicts Lahor Day Will Be pleasant And Sunny Washington, Sept. 1.—( —The weatherman , linn abandoned bin.'uMii.il -dry' proHc/iind predicts that' the Labor d»y weekend will be . -'pleasant, bright and sunny—with bright •.-moonllffb&ln. trie'. dvcnlUK*-': . Tills .prcdlcllojv i« .made'for practically all United Stiitex. The only hot and humid weather will occur In the southeast, in Florida.- and along the Gulf ' of Mexico. Otherwise, the 'temperature* will bo nuiir or slightly Inflow norinul for curly September. G. O: K Probate Convention To Be September 9 The Republican Probate Convention for the Districts of Naug»tuck and Beacon Falls will be held in the town hall building in Beacon Falls on Saturday, September 9, it was announced by Anthony Tan- grei, chairman of the convention. •'' The meeting will be held at 8 o'clock in the evening and will be for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the odlco of Judge of Probate and to transact any other business proper to come before said convention. Probate Judge Stephen J. Sweeney is a candidate to succeed himself in office, and is expected to meet no opposition in again being named to head the G. O. P. probate ticket. ' U. S. 'Rubber Plant To Close On V-Day With the. arrival of news that the war In Europe Is over, the footwear plant of the U. S. Rubber ,Co. will close and have a holiday, it was reported this morning.. . Notices to that effect have al- roady :-becn posted at the plant, saying that.it the news is received in the morning,, the day shift will ceaso its labor,, and the afternoon shift will not have to report. The afternoon'shift: can leave tho plant it peace is announced'during its period of work. Other factories are also expected to issue notices soon about their plans for'the day when the war in Europe is over. 1 .DISCOUNTS PREDICTION .'. .Cambridge, Mass, :Sept. 1—(UP) —Harvard university's seismologist discounts the prediction by a South American scientist of a sutfer earthquake. Harlow Shapley, director, of the Harvatd.j college observatory, calls thn . pessimistic pronounce-- ment a complete fraud. In fact, Shapley says the prediction of open earth fissures thousands of yards long was "made by a "complete madman." General Patton's Men Have Pushed Beyond Verdun, Taken After Their Sensational Advance Of 65 Miles Hartford Parley Is Slated Today Warden Brophy And Henry Moeckel, Sr., Meet With Fire Marshal Hickey Warden Leo J. Brophy and Henry Moeckel, Sr., arc in Hartford this afternoon for a conference at 2-30 o'clock with State Fire Marshal Edward. J. Hickey in regard 10 the engineering and architoctur- il survey no\v underway of the Gem theater. . Mr. Moeckel has completed two weeks of work surveying the Gem theater, following • its closing by the state fire .marshal as a place unsafe for public assembly 'Warden Brophy stated today that Mr. Moeckel has completed his first series of sketches and detailed drawings of the structure, and -has. made -preliminary • tests of tic rods, Umbers and beams, and has figures to-show'exactly what the stress may be at certain points, tis -weir as carrying capacity, present, load etc. . . The warden stated that todays conference Is mainly, to- clear, v up '-'--el - i* —When you think of music, think of Metro Music Mart, 88 Church street, Hhitet music, records, etc. Joined .our Record Club? . .. ...,. ,^^v- *«-.-_—-. **•working along the "right lines ' in making the survey of the Gem.the- ater at points 'that Fire- Marshal Hickey desires,, tending to the reopening of the theater as a public assembly poin. Warden Brophy indicated that M:- Moeckel will submit all data, he has arrived at to date on the Gem theater building and if this work is.approved by the state fire marshal, no time will then be lost in drawing up the balance of the plans that are needed •• ' It was also announced today by Warden Brophy that a report on the electrical wiring of t'he town hall building will be included in the data submitted to the state lire marshal today. It is expected, Warden Brophy stated, that' today's meeting will expedite the detailed plans and blueprints of the Gem theater section of the Town'Hall, now being prepared by Mr. Moeckel. These plans when completed will pave the way for the estimates that will indicate Just how much the cost will be of the changes needed before the Gem theater can again receive the approval of Stale Fire Marsha.! Hickey as a place of public assembly. Embezzlement Charge Proves To Be A Misunderstanding In borough, court this morning, Neil Mascolo of South Main street was found not guilty on a charge of embezzlement by Judge Thomas Ncary. A complaint was registered by a patron of the;-cleaners' store he operates on South Main street, concerning the alleged failure of delivery of a dress.. It was revealed in court this morning that the whole situation was a misunderstanding. Atty.'James P.'Sweeney represented Mnscblo In another, case, John Baranauskas, of Mlllville, was given a six months jail .sentence, suspended for a year, on a charge of nonsupport. The suspension was granted after Baranauskns agreed to pay $20 weekly toward the support of his children. Sat Deadline For Filing Requests Saturday is the deadline for requests to the street department to pil private driveways, it was announced this morning.' Over 100 orders have been received to dale at the department's office in the Town Hall. -•-.••• • .... No new driveways: will'be built, .owing to the mahpqwer shortage, and driveways piled in the past only, will be resurfaced. Driveway owners are billed by the street department., Work has already, started. LATE. TWELVE MILES FROM METZ By United Press—A Nazi broadcast said the Americans— 12 to 1C divisions strong—had 'moved into the vicinity of Briey, squarely in the center of the rich Lorraine iron deposits, and only 12 miles from the fortress of Metz.. oOo— CAXDI/VXS IN DIEPPE New York, Sept.' 1—(UP)—The British radio says Canadijin "troops have captured Dieppe, scene of the great Allied Com. niando raid on Aug. 19, 1042 when three to" four thousand Canadians were killed or wounded. . STRIKE IN WORCESTER •Worcester . Mass., Sept. 1— (OT?)—A total of 150 pickets were on duty in front of the . strike-bound Lela'nd-Gifford Co. plant in Worcester. The 900 day- shift war workers refused to work in protest^' against the threatened discharge of a drill' foreman: The-•workers arc mem- • : bers of "the : United' Steelworkers of America—a.'CIO affiliate. Nazis Claim Reds' Summer Campaign Has Been Halted (By United Press) A German communique claims that the Russian summer offensive has been halted all the way from the Eastern Carpathians to the Gulf of Finland. The enemy .announcement says German and Hungarian troops have smashed numerous Soviet attacks in: the southern and eastern Carpathians—where latest Allied reports have the Russians streaming westward through Transylvania toward Hungary and Yugoslavia. • Northeast of Warsaw, the Germans say their forces have cracked Russian tank-led attacks in hard fighting. Earlier, Moscow dispatches said the Russians were closing in on the Polish capital from new positions ten miles to the northeast. However, a late com- munique says Polish patriots in Warsaw, have, been forced to yield ground in a few places. But bittei- nctiting is said still to be in progress. The official Nazi, claim further says' that -German grenadiers in Estonia had thrown back tho Soviets in forest fighting northwest of Tartu. • Development! arc breaking rapidly in Bulgaria..The German D-N-B news agency says the Bulgarian cabinet has- resigned. The unconfirmed report comes as Bulgarian envoys- talk- armistice terms with the Allies in Cairo—and as mechanized Soviet Army units apparently arc poised on the Danube river border of Bulgaria. .The Russians reached the frontier in a swift 35-mile advance, southward rfrom liberated Bucharest in pursuit of Hitler's legions— who evidently fled on across the border. But' the Russians—who arc not at war with Bulgaria—are report? ed, holding-up theiv invasion to see whether Bulgaria disarms and interns the Germans in line with her recent declaration of neutrality. PLANE CRASHED Hyannis,' Mass., Sept. 1—(UP)— Coast Guard crash boats and airplanes arc searching for Uie pilot of a plane that crashed into the sea. A resident saw a plane plunge in flames into the water off Hyannis, and explode. Navy torpedo bombers h|ave been conducting practice -runs from the Hyannis airport. • —Raphuel'K, Xaugutiick FnKhion Conter for Women, already l» showing the snuirt new FaxhlonN for Full in Coats, DrcsHCS, Suits and AccCBSoricB.—Adv. .. Fast Retreating Germans Didn't Stop To Fight The Powerful Yanks AMERICAN FIRST ARMY MAY HAVE CROSSED BELGIAN FRONTIER In Southern France Americans Are Less Than 48 Miles From Lyons (By United Press) Tho Americans in Fr.incc are driving steadily toward the Rhine. The London radio (recorded by N-B-C) says one of General Patton's tank columns is only 25 miles from the Gern.an frontier following the capture—announced this morning—of the historic fortress of Verdun. • The Americans took Verdun after a sensational 65-mile advance in less than 2-J hours. They pushed beyond .V.erdun in hot pursuit of the retreating Nazis. •, The next, major .point in the path- of Patton's men is Met?., in Alsace, a bastion- of the Mnginot line. Metz is but 35 miles east of Verdun, and if,the .London radio report is borne "out, it means, that .Ihe city... probably has been- bypassed. ••..-.• • , -'• - - • • V'erdun—.the Isitc 'of Marshal Pctains long stand in 'the last war —was . captured easily. , , The v .Germans", .dwjnrt. light, for Verdun.'tJlfhey'T'nedr like : chickens running .from a honking auto. • United Press War Correspondent Robert C. Miller, with the Yanks, says the concrete forts of Verdun, were Taken -without the Tiring of a shot. The trenches of the -last w.-^ still were visible to the Americans —and the graves of tho French who died to hold Verdun in that war. Cheering villagers along the route into Verdun wa'ved the Yanks forward, telling them thru, the Xax.is were only a few hours ahead. There was grim evidence of the enemy's flight. The German road of retreat was studded with broken vehicles, abandoned equipment. United Press Correspondent Miller concludes his Verdun dispatch this way: ;-It was almost incredible to the Americans and must have been even more so to the French. They said the Germans had not even bothered to turn Ihe big- guns in the Verdun forts around, so sure they were that r.o Allied troops ever again would cross this way." Like Germany. Belgium rvlso facos immediate invasion—and liberation. It's possible that General Hodges' American first army — northwest or Patton's forces — already has rolled across the Belgian frontier. Nowhere in northern France is there any more organized German resistance. The British and Canadians / are overrunning more and more and more of tho French channel coast and cleaning out (Continued on Page S) SifBtl Corf* Pfcsro In a' farm • yard in. Normandy Americans map out their next move with a soldier on the lookout foi Nazi snipers. These men are fighting steadily forward toward tho liberation of Europe arid victory. Back >m up with War Bond*! - r, • '.-f> S' Trctiuui Dtttrtmtt*

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