Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on September 2, 1944 · Page 8
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Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut · Page 8

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, September 2, 1944
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First Cousins Enlist Together InU.S.Navy Two first cousins, William Smith nnd John Donald .r-'leminjr. both of May street, and both 17 years of age, have enlisted in tho United States Navy and are miw awaiting the r-nll to active service. Mr Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. '.Henry Smith of -17 May xtrc-i't. while Mr.'' Fleming is Ihf son of: Mr. and Mrs. John Fleming of '10. May street. Both youths have been chums ant 1 , school mains all their livi-s, and iihnut three weeks ago drcldod that they also would enlist together and If p°os.xible stay together while in the service of Uncle Sam. Both youths, who an; well known here, passed their physical examinations with flying uflors and arc now awaiting the call for tictive duty. I.AIIM1K1K.S AWAIT I'KAG'E Juliet, Til. (UP)--Arr.ericn'H '15,000 laundries will employ 100,000 vet crnns as soon as peace is declared, according to the AmiM'icjLn institute of twumdcritig. .Uumdrk's will saving into full peace-time production us soon, as the war ends, and will be among the llrst major U. S. service industries tn re-turn to peacetime standards, said George H. Johnson, tho Laundry Instl- , lute's general manager ' Heavy Traffic Is Reported In City Of Boston Boston. Sept. 2-CUP)-Labor day vacationists have begun their annual exodus from Boston on i-vory available train and bus—and bv Automobile as well, 'uailroacl officials reported that Pullman reservations were completely sold out long before the holiday crowds began converging on Boston's two main railroad terminals. The Boston & Albany railroad is hard put., to find enough conches to accommodate those who wish to leave tho city for the three- day weekend. Many trains—particularly those that arc westbound— arc'leaving many depots with passengers standing in tho aisles. The peak in the holiday travel is expected to come Monday night whpr. the vacationists start homeward, Officials of bus and rail lines commented that this year's volume (>•: Labor day travel is not heavier Uian in other years. Iff KT IN AUTO ACCIDENT Brunswick. Maine, Sept. 2—(UP) —A Hartford. Conn., woman has been injured in an automobile atci-. dt.-nt. Miss May Casino suffered back and hi]) injuries- when her automobile went out of control and loft the highway. Miss Casino w:is treated at a hospital and released. Her car was wrecked. w LITTLE SISTERS i Marv Lcc nnd Ruth Ter Germany's Eastern Front Appears To Be Crumbling (By United Germany's eastern front scorns to be crumbling it both ends to, day. On the southern end—in the Balkans—the Russians have smashed 1 . 70 miles or more westward from Bucharest, and lire within 100 miles of the'Yugoslav border. I At the other end of the front . Germany may he Inking, u diplomatic defeat. Little Finland, the Reich's partner in .wnr agu.lnat Russia for four years, may at last : be milking the plunge, for pence. . I The Vichy radio snya that Fin! land has broken relations with Germany. This is- a- report from | an enemy source, and is not confirmed. • '. . Bui there' are strong indications to support the belief-that the Russian-Finnish war is : coming to a close. . •'•',' Dispatches from Stockholm say President Mannerheim will lead a' ; Finnish peace • delegation to Moni cow. The Finnish parliament Is meeting in special session today. And it's reporled that Mannerheim will' ask -the parliament to grant full peace-loving powers-'to the Moscow delegation. And strong evidence of, a Finnish break with Germany wns furnished earlier by an official order from Helsinki: Finland's government ordered 'all her ships In. the Baltic sea .to make' for port immediately, • x 1 On the Balkan battle lines—the Germans seem powerless to stop the Red army in its- drive for the borders ot Yugoslavia, Today's lightning advance, which brought the Russians to within 100 miles 01' Yugoslavia, presumably was' made along the Bucharest-Budapest, railway. The, railway loops southward from the terminus of Pitesti, and Pitesli Is only about 100 miles from. the-, famed Dan- iibinn "iron gate" which opens into Yugoslavia. The obvious objective of the drive 'is to join forces- with Marshal i Tito's Yugoslav partisans, thus cutting both Bulgaria and Greece off from Germany. . . While the Soviet advance columns speed westward from the j Bucharest area,' other Russian forces are massing on the borders o!' Bulgaria to join in' the push for Yugoslavia. WILL TAKE VOTE Groton, Conn., Sept. 2—(UP) — Employes of the Electric Boat' company will vote next Friday on the question of affiliation wilhthc A. !•'. of L. or tho C-I-O. The workers at present ;firc represented hy the Independent Shipbuilders iind Marine .Engineers union. FOR HER COUNTRY AND HER FAMILY ':%&?&!mmls®&mM& M$&Mjm ^•rkiS'-iifSk&g American liouscivife, who preserves all tKnt she possibly can, »i:rvci» both the iialion nnd her family. She makes an important eonlril.ulion toward the vital need of conservation of America's food supply nnd at the same time safeguards her family against a scriou* sliortnge .of nutritious food that is so necessary for the maintenance of health. CONSERVE * DON'T WASTE * BUY MORE WAR BONDS THE CoNNECTicuS^SOliGHT & POWER Ca ^-^ . N You Ust Electricity Wisely, You Save Coal and its Transportation * * * * * ******** * * * Invasion Made Against Japs ... (By. United Prow), General MaeAr.thur may be pushing his pro-invasion campaign in the southern Philippines to a now high. The Japanese claim ..that' Dayao on Mindanao has takon its heaviest blow of the • war- from moro than <10 Liberator •bombers. •'-." The report says one of the B-2-l's 'was shot down. ' No Allied confirmation has been given the 'enemy claim But the Davuo area has been hit regularly during the last two weeks.' The Philippine pro-Invasion cam-; paign also has made new stridesj against enemy shipping at tho southern approaches to the stolen Island chain. Allied aircraft have; sunk .or damaged five morn enemy cargo vessels,.and 43 barges In tho Dutch' East Indies. Meanwhile, new details nrc-ro- . ported on the Japanese atrocities at Guam Island where the enemy beheaded Si natives. United Press war correspondent rcveala that tho headsman's sword fell on two children but they survived, A 15-year- old native girl and a boy, one year older told U P. Correspondent Mac Johnson how they were bayoneted across the neck nnd burled'alive. The children—who were accused its'American spies by the Japanese —crawled out of their graves where they were-left for dead with the bodies of other victims. The writer talked to the youths aa they still received treatment in a tented hospital for deep wounds hacked in their necks and shoulders. Local Soldier Meets Grandmother N . ~ (Continued from Pago 1) On hearing his. knock, a girl, looked down at the soldier from a window above and asked what he wanted. The soldier stated "I'm Johnny. Viticllo from America and I am looking for my grandmother 1 and her family." The ladles in the; family, promptly rushed down the stairs, smothering'the sergeant in an impetuous welcome, and then took him to sec his grandmother,. Tho srrandmother, although ill. after oinht months of living in the' mountains due to the war laying. waste to her home and the Germans stripping the countryside of- everything edible, cows, chickens,pigs, etc., and even the extra cloth--i ing of the inhabitants, gave her ! grandson whom she had never seen | before a joyous welcome. The aped I relative stated thnt Sergeant Vltl- • ello reminded her of her son, John, who was killed in World War I, The local soldier after a ' stay with his grandmother and an aunt and uncle who make up her family, visited another aunt only a short distance away. This aunt had : lost her husband only two weeks i previously when a motor truck | ran him'down;, and her. son. a lien--' tenant in the' Italian army, had been slain some months previously by partisan forces in the neighborhood. Sergeant Viticllo stated in a letter to his mother that in,his grandmother's house he saw pictures of his father, mother, sister and-himself that had been sent over to Italy some years ago, 'and that he had grapes from the same vines and figs from the same trees that his mother used to tell him about years ago. The local soldier is a flight engineer with a giant C-17 cargo plane that tows gliders loaded with troops, carries troops and supplies and also evacuated the wounded. Ho states that in Normandy his pliinc passed right over the inva-, sioh beaches and that American' troops fighting to break in could be plainly seen. Sergeant Viticllo states that the sight was one never to be forgotten. The first, trip over Normandy was . with' the para-troopers who bailed "out in the darkness to se-. cure key points in preparation for the invasion proper that came hours later. He declares that the paratroopers did such a great job that there was little anti-aircraft; tiro from the beaches the following 1 day. The soldier indicated that his outfit pulled a few re-supply mis-1 sions and then shoved off to Italy,] where he got a few days off and j did such a thorough Job of finding part of his lost family. Sergeant Vitielol writes that everyone in the unit v5as enjoying •himself in Italy until a mass o£ para-troopers'arrived in the area and the air transport soldiers know that another para-drop' was coming soon. He states .that as soon as they saw the coast [ot southern j France the air soldiers got ready for a big dose of anti-aircraft fire but strange to relate, -there was none, the Germans apparently having been taken by complete surprise. The para-troopers bailed out without being fired on, he states, i and the glider-tows .the next day landed their cargoes "without trouble. ' ; ". The local soldier earned the Air Medal for his work on 'the invasion of Normandy. He .is a gradu-1 ate of the Douglas Aircraft school i in California, and holds the rating j of flight engineer In the air transport service. Besides his mother he has a sister, Palma, also a local resident. Mrs. Viticllo was overjoyed to hear that her mother had survived the rigors of war and was in comparatively excellent health in view of her~"advanced years, and to get other news of her family. BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Death By 10 Feet On Saipan Invasion (By Scrgciint Joseph . 1*. Donii- . hue, of fi!) Cherry Street, NUURII^ •tuck, Conn., a Marine Corps .Cojn- ; Jbut CorroHpondoht, formerly of the iNaugatuck Newu.) .' , 'f' Somewhere in the Pacific—(De- •iayVd'V-^Two direct hits demolished 'nn'."aih'phibious tractor' less than -ten''feet "from the vehicle that carried Marine Corporal ,C a r 1 W, 'Schwatka, '21, of Townscnd, 'Md., ,'toward " ; tho Saipnn : beach. All the occupants were'killed. !,OCt,'wun the Corporal's baptism of '.litre at Saipan. II, was D-day and 'ho-was landing 'with the second •'assault wave. Seconds,-later the former employe of. the U. S. Engineers office at Philadelphia was up to his cars In trouble—in Uie form of -Jap artillery . fire. Moving in from the beach ,• toward an abandoned - air.•strip near Charan -Xunou, "we • were, suddenly under more intense .nrUllery and mortar fire that left .me with only one man in my squad," Corporal Schwatka said.' Reorganizing and moving toward the southern end of the air strip, the unit met more opposition from snipers and machine g'uri fire. Shrapnel tore a hole in ,tho water jacket of Corporal Schwatka's machine gun. A few moments later a „ shell landed nearby, and Corporal Schwatka was hit in the knee by shrapnel N as he dived for cover. He has been awarded the Order of, the Purple Heart at an advanced post. .Corporal Schwatka, a. member of the Second Marine Division, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence A. ; -Schwatka. Sr., of Townsend. He enlisted in Ihe Marine Corps December 10, 19-12. Honesty Of News Carrier Is Lead .(Continued from Page.]) bottom of an opened keg of nails. ; .The .trio was rounded up by the police, 'and the first story was that they had found the money in a brief-case' in the woods, removed the "money, and throwing the briefcase away, they had hidden the money in the woods. Tipally one of'tho ' lads broke down, police said, and the truth came. out. He said that he and his companions, 19 and 12 rcspeotivc- ly. were' looking for a fishing rod, and thought there might be one in a garage on Sheffield lane. They .entered through a . rear window, and. after searching, discovered the money. Then their search'for a rod- ceased. They removed the money, "all 10's and 20's, and taking it into the. woods, il was said, ' and they included a 14-year-old boy in the take. The three each took a share of tho. money, and hid the rest of it in the woods. This occurred, one of the !ads told tho police, August'21. j - .They spent some of I he money in AVaterbury, it was said, and also took ,-i trip to Savin Rock. Expenditures were comparatively light, compared to the amount of tcmptalion, one person said. ' Ko'walcwski did not know of his loss until police took him to the. 'gamge' on Sheffield lane, and ask'od him to check and sec if anything were missing. He looked around, finally checking the bin- rcl^'b'y groping through the nai?s wi'th 'his -hand. As he dug into Ihe nails' a' bit deeper, he begun to realize-, that the money w,-is gone. Thc v barrel -was dumped, and when he saw no money, he told- the police, was gone. 'He had placed the sum, which he received 'on an insurance policy several months ago, into the barrel after first keeping it in a bank. The boys were released last night in the custody of their parents and were turned'over to probation authorities this'morning. Chief of Police Jo'nn J. Gormley and Sergt. Anthony Farrar investigated the case and showed excellent detective acumen in clearing it up in record time. National income for the first five months of 19-H amounted tri $60,383 million, an increase of -1.5 pei- cent over the .$57,779 million for the same period .in 19-13. , £. Thompson To Cater At Clambake, Here On Sunday Owfng to circumstances beyond control, Arthur Friend will be unable to cater at the annual clambake of the Naugaluck ftah and Game Club at Schlldgen's Grove tomorrow, Walter Gcsseck, chan- man of the committee In charge announced thin morning. 1«<J duties will be taken over by Charles* Thompson, who will prepare the bake. ' Trap shooting, planned to bo held by the committee, wil not take place an ammunition will not. be available, Mr. Gcsseck pointed The outing will start at 10 a. in. with I he bake to- be ready at 1 p. m. About 250 arc expected. to attend. "SEVENTH CROSS" CURRENT LEAD AT THE LOEW THEATER Several" months ago there arrived oh the book shelves of the nation a novel, heralded widely in advance of its publication, as the groups of readers of "The Seventh •• Cross" became legion and were I discussing Anna Segher's graphic story of a man who battles almost insurmountable odds to prove his ideal. The book was "The Seventh Cross," The Book of the Month club selected it. Soon after Metro- Goldwyn-Maycr made the screen production of "The Seventh Cross," which Locw Poli presents now. "The Seventh Cross" stars Spencer Tracy, and cast with him are Signe HH.SSO, Hume Cronyn, Agnes Moore-head, Felix Bressart and several olher well known actors. The story presents a realistic picture of the present trends with a good cast and lavish sets. The co-hit on this program of hits is "Goodnight. Sweetheart," with Ruth Terry and.Bob Livingston. IT WQN'T BE LONG NOW—LABOR*! DAY-SCHOOL-SUMMER'S ON TH WANE—AND EVERYBODY SETTLEg DOWN TO LOOK FOR AUTUMN S00Nf ' ' ' " " ' ' Well it's time for a man to think of autumn clothes—and the time for autumn clothes is the time for Rogers-Feet clothes for wise••• *•**• * » •' a***^ A. (ff\f }y 'thrifty men — $00 to $95 — they're clothes of no regrets for that man who knows the worth of good clothes with two good names attached — ours and Rogers-Peet. - •t NAMED DIRECTOR Storrs, Conn., Sept. 2—(UP) — The assistant to the president at the University of New Hampshire, Arv/ood .S. Northby, .will become director of tho division of student personnel at the University of. Con- nccticu! next month. Appointment of Northby to -the. new post has been announced by the University of Connecticut. Tuberculin testing of dairy herds was introduced in 18SO. ALCAZAR Sunday and Labor Day Special Holiday Program M. C. M.'s Special Holiday Show. "MEET THE PEOPLE"' Starring LUCILLE BALL and DICK POWELL with Virginia'O'Brien, Bert Ijihr, i{«Bs Kagland, V:uiBh!iii Monroe and Ills OrclicKtra and "Spike" Jones and His City Slickers ffffrfff Record*I Courteous Service BUY WAR BONDS ANT) STAMPS UWl tTAOt SHOW.. < fMiwihil : mow r S MIDNITE MIOW mtOm ;Too Late To Classify — Bank Book N"o. -11,831 on Naugatuck Savings Bank has been- : lpst. Any person having claims'. on said book is called up- 1 oh to present the same to the bank, within two months or th« game'- book will be declared cancelled 'and extinguished, ana a now one issued in lieu there- bf. ; Dated at Naugatuck, Conn., : sept: 2, 19«, . ; -' ' '" Sepl. 16 & 30. TUBS. - WED. - THURS. "2 Girls and A Sailor" with June Allyson. Van .Johnson and Gloria Uclluveii Todaj—"Nino GrilN' 'ami "2-Man Submarine Buy More War Bonds The Copper Room Open Daily For LUNCHEON And DINNER DANCING Wednesday — and — Saturday Eventogs Only After 9 P. M. LOVINE ELECTRIC CO, '-TV 8 Qiurch Street Outside Thermometers 3oc 50c $1.10 TAYLOR'S FISHING GUIDE FISHKKMAN'S BAROMETER $6.00 TEMPLETON'S TEAir-I-ETON'S COKNliR WATERBUKY DIAL 4080 (No Toll Charge) Summer Dance Program! For Friday, Saturday UK Sunday Evening! JOE ROCK and Hi« • > ROCK and RYE BOYS In Polkas and Modern buna MuMc Sunday Danclnjf 3 to 9 P. M. White Eaglt Restaurant BRIDGE STREET Member of Connecticut .' Rcfctaurunt AssoctaUoi. BUYING A NEW HOME; Your Savings Bank Can Help You NAUGATUCK SAVINGS BANK All Deposits' Guaranteed QUALITY RUBBER FOOTWEAR Made In Naugatuck Is Serving AH Over The World UNITED STATES RUBBER CO. Naugatuck Footwear Plant r Naugutuck Conn.'-. LAWNS The hot, dry weather has ruined "many ot Naugatuck'*' 1 "beautiful lawns. Before the fall rains set in it would help to npply .1 froncrous amount of Driconurc. This ii peat moss ;ind cow manure— treated to remove weed seeds. This is .in excellent, fertilizer and ground condl- ( tioner for new and, old lawns. • We Have Plrnty In Stock. Turn in your fuel oil coupons and have your tank filled now — this is important. The Naugatuck Fuel Co. 87 Church St. Phone 5236

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