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BONDS "A Progressive Newspaper Por a Progressive Community" WEATHER . Fair, Cooler Full Itoport Om r**« S Vo! , LXVIII, No. 209 ESTABLISHED" 1885" THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent* Battle Rages On Moselle River. West Of Germany Pvt. Moleski Wounded For Second Time Enemy Shell Explodes Near Him In Battle In Southern France Pvt. Raymond Moleski, 1!>, son fat Mr. iin' 1 Ml '"- Alcc Moleski, 1-1 cus! street. Union City, I,M i'o- rU'i! to have been wounded n •second time—thlsi time In nn action in southern France. Tin. 1 Win- Department linn not notified his piirents yet, but the vn was contained in u lettur iluiod August 2t). from the soldier, pvt. Mole.Mkl said ttiat a shell ax plodi'il nearby and he was wounded (iliiuit the face. He i.i In an Armv Base hospital at the 1110- nient. He did not discuss the extent of his injuries), uuc tol<l his moth- pf "r.ot to worry," as he was still vt-ry iiiuch alive. He also staled that he recovered from the wound* n-cuived in Itnly last June just in time to take off with the invasion forces iittaekinx southern France! He in si'i'vin^ wilh tin infantry unit in Gen. Patch's 7th army, which was reported to have made a junc- rli.'in tuiliiy with the U. S, 3rd army in northern France. He reci-ived the Order of the Pin-Jill- Heart, which he sent home (d hi.s pun-nts earliei- ihis summer. A graduate of Nauffaluck liijrh school with the class of 19-12. Pvt. .Vfolcski has been In the service li.'ss than a year. He was sent ovci-- HI-US directly to Italy after his basic training in March. Prior .'o his entrance Into the service, he was employed by tlu.' (J: S. Hubbur Co. How Allies Put Final Squeeze On Hitlerland Art one Niiy.l dchnclr; follow* another across the.map of Europe, the hopeless plight of Hitler (frown more apparent dully. This map, In which the lilacs u'rcu shows the extent of Germany In 1US8, Indl- ciilcs the nature mid location of knock-out attuciix ;i.s U. .^..forces inuko their first thrusts into German teriilur.v in the nclghliorliaocl of StiiHtfiirt und Strasbourg (I) while BritiNh-Canudifln troops swing thrmich IInlluiul. From Kuat I'rnssiu <~) whcro the Ke<i* have entered Nazi territory to the Warsaw and liulkan cumpiiicnN, the Eastern front colliinxo-i. Russia has di.-clnrcd war on linlKaria and (S) ru.slii-* fur a junction wl'.h Titu'.s Yugoslavs—a niovo which cuts off Greece and .sewn up tlu> Bulkuiis. Allied.progress in Italy (4) ties up with the drive in southern France! and futuri! Yugoslav movements. (International) : ' ' . Pvt, Elwood Harper Back From Overseas ^ Visited Home Pvt. Elwood Harper, son of Mr. im! .Mrs. Samuel Hoi-pnr of May <tr»-r-c, .sfH'nt a few days in the borough on a short furlough, with hln «'!.',. ut Barnum Court. He returned to the United States from overseas about three week." «(,'(). He had been overseas since l'J-12, and participated in the oi'lj,'- in;il attacks on North Africa. Sicily, [tuly, iincl Southern France, HI; WMN injured while fightlnK In Tunisia, He was in a tank corps unit, Hiii visit homo over the weekend—he left last night—wan the 'ir.-it time he had been home In ni- HHist three years. At the present, ho is at Cuwh- General hospitul in Framing Rep. William Painter's Forces Are Triumphant In G. 0. P. Caucus Contests Thanks Supporters t«im, Masts., undergoing treatment. Local 45 Parley Been Postponed President George Froollch an- JH'unci.-d todny that the meeting of •'•OCAf, .ir>, United Rubber Workers if America, which was originally whi'diilnd for next Sunday .has "i'"n postponed clue to the outing of the union group to be held that ™.v at r.lmlen Park. r'f'sid.int Froollch stated't h a t ; n" postprmcd meeting will he held <•" Friday of next week, September '•' "t t.ind.-n Park hall Local Man Receives Support Of Naugatuck Delegation For -Nomination Representative William A. Palnt- fM-'n lorees \von a hard-fought victory In Republican caucuses hero lust night, with the result thai the local man will enter the 1-lth District Convention at Wavevly Inn, Cheshire, at 11 o'clock Saturday, with the backirg of Naugatuck's four votes in his campaign for thi> nomination of stale senator, Mr. Painter defeated Henry Schildgon, 3d, in the convention held immediately following Ihe caucuses here last night, by a margin of 13 to S. Of the 21 votes in the convention Rop. Painter controlled (1 of the 7 from the Second ward, and" tho full block of 7 fiom the Firsl Bulgaria May Fight Against ward for his victory margin. Mr. .SchlldKen won the caucus in the President Arthur Knew What War Required Chester A. Arthur, later to oi-cotni- 2lst U, S. President,. IU M appointed quartermaster °f th.. x t . w York State'Militia *h'>n th( , Wfu . Eutwcen lho Mutes b.-Kan and he equipped tn c troops for service. Today win- requires more "luipment and materials than wvr before. Help America to' My lor victory by buying War Bonds regularly. rt !f.H hard to got cqulp- "j'n: you need, n Naupntuck "ally Nows Wanted to Buy a ran put you In touch with ,. wmi nK to soll what require, >• A \V:,r Bon,! To ' ^ ' ell-use The Bonds Of W»r" Inp; of the ~ votes from that section, and nlso received one vote 'com the Second ward group. The opposing political camps cn- Icred full slates of delegates in the first and third wards, but such was not the case in the second ward where the vote was on individuals. Mr. Painter won the First ward caucus by a single vote, 32 to 31, and Is suid to have been the lasl. person to vote there. Mr. Schildgcn won in the third u-nrd 38 to 19. Delegates favorable to the re- nomination of Judge of Probate Stephen J. Sweeney were selected without a contesl. . , The " senatorial convention delegates arc: J. Rudolph Anderson, Domenick DeCarlo. William Ploski and Grace Woodfleld. Probate convention delegates chosen are: Henry Titley, William (Continued on Page 8) She Has Handed Declaration Of War To Nazi Minister In Sofia (By United Tress) Bulgaria may be at war with Germany. The Ankara radio says She Bui-' gai-iar. government handed' a 'do- n • p Services for 3 Soldiers On September 16 Military Funeral Masses To Be 'Celebrated At St. Hedwig's Church Military funeral Masses for three Naugatuck residents, members of the United States Army, who lost their lives in action in recent weeks on the battle fronts of the world, will be celebrated at St. Hedwlp's R C. church in Union City on Saturday, September 1C, at 9 o'clock. The services arc in honor of P. F. C. William Grabowski, formerly of 28 School street, who lost his life in Prance, P. F. C. Henry Nowocinski formerly of 61 North Hoadley street, who gave his life on the Burma front and P. F C- Henry. Rykowski, formerly of 2-! Lines Hill street, who also lost his life on the batUefront .in Burma. Three 1 Masses will be celebrated simultaneously by Rev. S. J. Nala- wajk, pastor of St. Hcdwifj's church, Rev. John S, Wanat, assistant pastor of the church and Rev John .Zyskowskl of. Waterbury - Commander Gaston Adams of Crusader Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, is in charge of the military program.- in - connection • with the | service*). Groups will be present from Naufratuck Rangers, and all servicemen's organizations and af- 111 tales' in' the borough'. . The presentation of the American ..flags to the families of the lost soldiers -will-be In-charge-of' -Commander..(Adams,, »nd.,tho.-.f ull.. mlliti»ry ritual Including: the rendition of "Taps" will be part of the service. It is expected that St. Hcdwip's church will be filled to capacity by relatives and friends o£ the three soldiers. General Pat ton's American 3rd Army Is Attacking Nazi Defenses Guarding Outer Approaches To Siegfried Line Grin And Chagrin , This picture, takcn-outNlde' of -Flume*, France, win* the Contrast-or- .the-Woek prlzc^A--"(trInnlhi;-J'lUik^f. JJ. nt left think* the captured general looks' funny, but the piiufctonse '"superman" Ktares grimly into space, brooding over hl» defeat. Signal Corps Radioplioto. (International) claration of war to the Nazi minister in Sofia, and notified the Allied powers of the action. Radio Eei'lin announced that a state of war existed between the l^eich and Bulgaria, but shortly later the statement was retracted. However, the German broadcast did say that relations had been severed with the Balkan kingdom. The Nazis explained why Bulgaria no lor.gcr is in Hitler's camp The Berlin radio says the 'Bulgarian government, broke relations, with German in order' to ffct favorable conditions from Britain and Ihc 'United Slates in a peace parley, and to make a concession lo the Soviet Union. But .should Bulgaria be at war with Germany, Hitler's Balkan empire will be two-thirds against him. Romania 'ul're'ady has boiled and is rig-htirifr on .the side of. the Al lies. Hitler had 'counted heavily on 'the- Balkan countries .to .hold the southeastern ramparts of his European fortress. HEP. WILLIAM A. PAINTER- III connection with his victory In the G, O. J'. caucuses hern hint night Representative Painter" today Issued the following statement:- "I would like to lake thin opportunity to publicly thank nil tlin people who worked no diligently* in my behalf in the senatorial delegate contest laiit evening. Their untiring at forts arc greatly appreciated." Continued on Page 3) Estimate That 2,800 Local Housewives Applied For Sugar For Canning Salvage Of Paper Here Sept. 25, 26 Chairman Arthur Fager Makes Announcement Of Collection This Month Four Naugatuck Couples Were Wed On The Same Day Four XiHig-iitiick couples on Tuesday, September 5, celebrated the elphth anniversary of their wedding. Mir first time such it <iu,idrtiplf> observance hns ever linen noted In the borough. The coiiplo* were Mr. and Mrs. Wlllhim J. Oldukowskl, Jr., of. 1'rospect street. Mr. Oldnkon-ski IH very well known here, belnir the proprietor of 11 liii.siiiess and a lurce property owner In the Union City section of the borough. Another couple of the four local families wiis Mr. und Mrs. Edward FlUcerald of Hillside uveniic. i Tlie third couple WON Mr. und Mr*. Victor,I. IVnslelus of North Spring street. The fourth couple also oh- (iervlnc the occasion was Mr. and Mrs. T.. A. Pruchnicki of! Greenwood street. ll PP"tlt« IH u bit • Cliurcli St.— Ailv. In discussing the sugar rationing situation with Martin Lynn,' chairman oC the Naug-atuck Price and Rtitton,Board, some interesting figures were disclosed as to the amount, of siifrai- certificates ssued to Nnugatuck homes this canning season With the peak just about reached it was shown that certificates worth a total of 138,890 pounds have been issued. This is In addition to the allow- ance ot five pounds per person on .the No. -I book, which, for'16,000 persons in. town, ah additional SO',000 pounds will be used for canning; a erand total of 218,890 pounds. It is believed that a, total, of 2800 housewives applied in-tnis period. —Raphael's, NiuiBUtuck Fashion Ontcr tor Women, alreiuly Is showing the smart now Fashions for Full in Coiit.t, Dresses, Suits mid Accessories.—Adv. The next waste paper salvage drive in Naugatuck will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 20 and 26, Chairman Arthur Fagcr announced today following the meeting held last night at the office of the Naugatuck Daily News by members of his group. The efforts of Superintendent of Streets Harold Murtha and his crew of. salvage experts, have been enlisted as usual for the collection and it'is mainly through the great work of the street department that Naugatuck has been able to do •such magnificent work in the salvage field. ':• . On Monday, September 25, the collection will be made on the East side of the town and in Bristol .Terrace with the stores on 'the east side of the bridge also to be 'Included that day. i ^ Or. Tuesday the collection will be made on the West side of the borough and the stores on the west side also will be included at that .time, Chairman Fagcr stated, , ; Efforts of Naugatuck school jchildren and the Boy Scouts will |also be enlisted for the drive, and Ipastors of Naugatuck's churches will be-asked to make an announcc- <Contlnued on Page 8) Naugatuck Post Office Back On Old Delivery Slate Deliveries twice, a day in the areas, where only one was made daily since last May, were resumed this morning-, Prank T. Green, postmasler, announced this morning. The end of the vacation period and an increase in personnel has aided to alleviate the manpower shortage at the post office. The carriers went on a single daily delivery system, in outlying districts, os help inside the post office was needed. The return to two deliveries affects all routes, Mr. Green said. Only one delivery will be made on Saturdays, .following the old custom. . - Enrollment In Schools Shows Drop War Conditions In Particular Affect Registration At Naug-atuck "High School Naufr-ituck's first day school enrollment, as expected, fell below Lh;U of opening day last year, due Superintendent of Schools Hal-old E. Chittenden staled, to war conditions, particularly affecting former and prospective pupils ai. Nau- gntuck High school. First day classes at Naupatuclc High school showed a rcgisiration of 612 compared to G76 last year, a drop' of 64 since -one year ago. The total of nil schools is 66 under 19-13. Total public school registration was 1,927 as. compared to 1,993 last year. However, the grammar school enrollment was almost the same as in 19-13, totaling 1,315 as compared to 1.317 who registered on the opening day. Total registration by schools or. Wednesday was: Salem, 399; Central Ave.. 2J1; Rubber Ave,, l-l-l; Oak St., 91; Hop Brook, 134; Pros- . . . LATE. AMERICANS ADVANCE London, Sept. 7—(UP)—The American First Army lias extended its advance castwnrd through Ihc Ardonncs forest, broadening its bridgehead across the llcusc. HEAVY FIGHTrxG New York, Sept. G—(UP)—The British radio says thafc heavy fielitinjr is ruirinjr in tlio (own of Nancy on the Third Army front In eastern France. The broadcast (heard hy the Blue network) says, the Americans now hold part of Die fortrcsH city. GERMAN REPO11T Continued .on Pace 3) . . London, Sept. T—(UP)—The Gorman DNB aponcy says Soviet troops, crossing: 'BulR.ii'ia in the dircc'.ic-" of the Aegean sco, have reached Dcmotica. The only town of that name shown on maps In London is in Greece nt the Turkish border, 60 miles from the Aegean. „ The Fighting Is Reported ~To Be Violenr And At Close. Range 1.1 AMERICAN 1ST ARMY IS BARELY 50 MILES FROM GERMANY In Eastern Italy Germans Are Fighting Hard To Hold Rimini (By Cnlted Pram) A great bat lie has exploded on the Moselle river just west of Germany. General Palton's American third army is charging the Nazi defenses which guard the outer approaches .to Germany's Siegfried line. United Press War Correspondent Robert. C. Richard*, rcporls..from the front that the battle is taking plu.cc along a 30-mile area between Mctz and Nancy., The fighting is violent and the.'baltle is being fought at close range. Low hang-- ing clouds blanket the battleiront, thus making • impossible accurate Allied air support. Richards nays that in many, places !he Germans are making full use of the steel and concrete pillboxes, built in the last lour . .year*. . E>atton's. forces •win have, to break them-down one by one. This in in. the tame region where General • Gamclin was' foj-cc'd to abandon his. planned of-. fens'lve in 1839 for lack Of munitions, « • Northwest. of" the present battle area^ General Hodges' American first army 'rapiaiy is forming the northern arm of a gigantic pincers against the Siegfried line. Hodges' columns are sweeping beyond the Mouse river from four bridgeheads,'- and at last reports were barely SO miles from Germany. On the French channel coast, the Canadians have fought their way into Boulogne and -Calais and are approaching Dunkerque. The British and American columns in Kol- • land are reported unofficially less than 10 miles from Rotterdam. In Belgium the British have captured Ghent and Courtrai, and the town of Ai-mcntieres on the French- Belgian border also has been taken. This is the town immortalized in the famous ditty of the last war, the song that went. . ."Mademoi- - sqllc from Armcnlieros, Parlcz Voiis..,.." ' At Allied headquarters, meanwhile, it's announced that German. casualties in France and the low countries so far arc over the half million mark. The American First and Third Armies alone arc said to have bagged more than 230,iXX) prisoners. And today,' a radio correspondent (Eric Savarcid of C. B. S.) said that the Allied Seventh Army and General Patton's Third Continued''on 'Page S) School Board Meeting Scheduled For Sept; 14 INSTITUTE PLANNED Hartford, Sept.. 7— : (UP)—Governor Baldwin says an institute of labor an'd management relations Vill' be' established soon at the University-of Connecticut. The institute will make a study of management and labor problems and will serve as an advisory group Naugatuck Gunner On 55 Air Missions In The Italian Theatre Of War At a 12th A. A. F. B-25 Base on Corsica, Sept. 7—Serving as a turret gunner with a veteran B-25 Mitchell bomber squadron. Staff. Sergeant Michael Nomct of Naugatuck, Conn., lias flown more ! wny to our ground forces, as'we .-igninst ships of his formation. "We really caught plenty ot flak on those missions north of Kome," he said. "I think they made sure that all their fink guns were taken north with them as they gave —When you think of music, think of Metro Music Mart, 88 Church street, sheet music, records, etc. Joined our Record Club? than 55 combat ' missions' in the Medilcrranoan area. Assigned to a., squadron • of medium bombers that has participated in the Tunisian,. Sicilian .and Italian, campaign, the Naupatuck flier has had many exciting moments during his combat career. In recalling some of his'flighls during the "Operation Mallory" Sergeant Ncmet w.as impressed with the amount of anti-aircraft fire the Germans could put up' frol more flak .as we drew to the Florence area." Entering the army in January 19-11, Sergeant Nemct lias been on foreign, duty since Julio 19-12. His home address is at W Aetna street, Naugaluck. —Send' the youngsters back to school in good clean clothes. Call ShiilolM'.iur, -Winy. 5-11 lift—It's ;in lesson you will learn easily. The school board is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting next Thursday, . and the question of a new appointment to the higrh school faculty will probably be settled. The meeting - in ,A u g u s t went throng h Bcvcral' .postponements, and Harold E. Chitlenden, superintendent ot schools, has been using a substitute teacher at. the hifrh school. Mr. Chittenden said that the annual school enumeration has started, and is being conducted by Joseph Neal, who has been doinp . the work for the past few ycarsi. Mr. Chitlenden expects to get the approval of the board onhis choice at next- week's meeting-. State law requires enumeration of all children immdiatcly after the start of school, Mr. ChiUenden «aid, •Mr. Ncal will list -air.the names of children^ from'-, four "to sixteen years of age, yiBiling ; o.Il. the homes n the borough. ! " Sale of stamps and bonds in the Jublic schools will be resumed ne*t Thursday, the superintendent said. Last year the effort met with great success. - •--'-•'',• "1..: ' The superintendent..also reported a good enrollment In the kindergartens yesterday. The figure s considerably ..higher than that ol last year, he '