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"A Progressive Newspaper F6r : a: Progressive Community" WEATHER Fair. Cooler FuU Report .On . LXVIII, No. 210 ESTABLISHED 1885" FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cent* . Allied Armies Are Fast Approaching Siegfried Line f-— • ~—: = 7- : : H———r~ — ' I • I __ ^^ ^fe 4*. ** • ' _ ' _ _ ._. . " ••'-••_ V' . •-. ' I ' __ _^^ „ ^—«^ ^ • — ^^. Expect 2,000 At Alembic Family Outing Fine Spfrts Program Has Been Arranged For Event On September 17th Brussels Acclaims Liberators Surging Through " - Plans for the family outing for Chemical and S.vn- f thelic Kuber plant employes, spon- jori'ri by t" L ' Alembic Association to be held' nt Linden park, September 17th. arc ni-aring completion and nn I'stimatijd gathering of 2,000 employs und their families is ex- pceMct The following sports program (inn hi-en announced, by the committee In charge: Children'* Hvencs, 1:00 p. m.— L'nilcr the- direction of Robert Sponw and William Hutt: Bag nice. t'KK race, three legged race, ami ."0 yard dash for 12-15 years old. •/altos - - Harold Stinson, Tom Lynch, r.oorgy Emery, Burt Scullin. i'l'i/' 1 ^ War Stumps. Hor.icshut: pitching under direction of Clayton Houscknecht. r.riditc tournament under the clirortion of Tom Fitzgerald. I'imiochle tournament under clU rcction of I-ft .Stctnlc. Bocci murnamcnt under direction of Frank -UorrcJli. Depart- teams to take part. \Vi>rtii'n'.< events: Softball throwing contest for distance. Nylon stockings, prize. Soft hall--plant championship: Reclaim Production—Ed Ui-ashltft, cnpt!im. Synthetic Lab.—Art N'auges, captain. .\rcchanlcnl Dcpt.—Leo Carroll, mpta.'n. ,..^_ G.lmcx slnted for 11:00 a m. and' !:00 p. m. The team that draws a by will piny the winner of the morning cume. Winner to be awarded ri Irriphy. The cup to be presented by Osciir Blomqulst. president Of tho C'mpires—Donald Cowan, Davo fnintcr, Clarence L-undatrom, J'lavio Mfirlnclli. Members of the .sports comrnlt- itcc nn;: Walter Booth chairman; \Villmm Hutt. Tom Fitzgerald, Leo Stcinle. Clayton Housoknccht, Rnb- «rc Spcncnr They're Closing In On The Nazis On Several Battlefronts; Patton's Men Push Enemy Back Toward Germany .. LATE This first free picture from Brussels in yi-urs shows laughing, crying, hysterical people of. the Belgian onpltal riding oh British tanks Mint riirulilcfl through Jlie city's streets and .swept ho.vond to seize Antwerp and drive a spearhead toward Rotterdam. It adds a new scene to those of joyous liberation revealed l>y the lifting curtain In. .Europe. L". S. Signal Corps TUdlophoto. (International Souiidphoto) In Guam Campaign Naugatuck Soldier In Daring Rescue Of Wounded Yank Officer At Front Legionnaires Pick George B. Lewis As Post Commander OOOI'KP O. Lewis succeeded ThnnuiH Cunnoud its' commander of NiuifMluck Post, American Ln- si'in, .-ifler nn plnction held nt Lhr post i-inms Wednesday nlfrht. Also nloctod were: First vice-comman- 'Iff, Joxi:ph C. R/iytkwIcli; wocontl vice -comniiinclcr, Hunry BnRlcy, fintmcn nrncer, Alec Nolclo; adju- tuni, Wililani Davlson; assistant adjutiml. rCdward Corbet 1 : historian. Victor Anderson; chaplain, Albert R;itkli-\viRh; serwoiLnt-at-arms, Frimk WylonK: executive commlt- tci 1 nii'inburs, Thomns Nolan, Wll- U'trti J. Nohlo iir.d Thomas Gun- ""lul. Instullntion Is scheduled fur Scjit. CO. A oommlltco wan nfimcd to confer with olhcr or^anlxations con- wrniri K r>l"iH tmtl arranK-emcnty for tin; tiny on which news that "": w.ir In Europe Is over, will bn nr.nouncpd. The committee Includes: Mr. Lewis, Edwnrd WII- c »x, Victor Anderson. Mr, Gcrbor, •^r. naytkwlch, Mr. Gunnoud and G. Lust PI- WiKjfU-s worth. A piece of kind offered to the Post hy the; hooru^'h was acccpl- "I 'n a vote hy the holding com- I"my of the LeKion. The luncj i.i °" Millvill,. jivonuu. and Is the site 01 ii new htpmo for the local or- winr/..-ition. The new home Is c*- p(1 ™ (l to cost ahout $2C.(000 and rucrcational fcaturcB for will Pvt. Henry E. Baxter Operated With Squad In "No Man's Land" In Italy (Special In The News) With the Fifth Army, Italy. Sept. *—Private Henry E. Baxter. -I John street*' Naugaluck, Conn., was a member ol' a patrol which rescued a wounded American lieutenant who for 50 agonizing hours had crawled a thousand yards through shell-pocked no-man's-land toward his osvn lines. Member of Ihe 3rd "Marne" division, Baxter was serving or. the Fifth Army front in Italy at the time. His patrol was on a night mission in search of German prisoners. One of the party, finite by accident, stumbled over the officc'r huddled in a ditch, just prior to a heavy barrage laid down in the' nrca to cover the advance of American infantry troops. 'His leg was broken and as the patrol worked in the inky darkness dressing his wounds not a word was spoken. Ho had been discovered earlier —by a party of Germans. They hnd promised to come back for hirn and in hl.i state of semi-consciousness, the officer thought the Amei;- icuns wei'u the Germans. The rescue squad thought they had found a German. They had completed their first aid treutmanl before any of them rca'.ixed that nil were Americans. With an improvised stretcher (Continued on Page 8) Youngster Badly Bitten By Dog Here Theodore Szulc, 12 Years Of Age, Injured By Canine On Church Street Today ''"nninfrcommiltces for the new mc win bo named soon, it was announced M-VW I'KESIDKXT w ,., ! n ' •' Scpt< g_ (UP ,_ new president n ,,' ruul>:l "''' lt(Kl on Oct. 14th. no college's Founders' Day, He ' A " f ' tow ««i Memooly. for- of ^"'t mouth college. The 'in hegin '"•""C procession in •"Cnccly, Ith an ncn- whlch Dr. trustees, presidents fiom other New coll<;ec s will march. ' n t „ '" s< "' n intern back to Cull t'» nn will Irnrn Night School May Start Sept. 25 Night school classes are expected to start the latter part of this month. Harold E. Chittcnden, •uiperintenclem of schools, said this morning The school board usually agrees on the opening day, he pointed, out, and it may possibly select September 25. The board is also expected to authorise the superintendent, to name night school instructors. Mrs. Gertrude Madigan is night school director. Lust year attendance at the classes was considerably under -the average. It is believed that many, who would ordinarily attend, were working on night shifts in local plants. Hop Brook, Salem, and the high school will be used for the evening sessions. —When your appetite i* » bit jiid- I'd, and you are looking for something different In food, »top nt Ji-ff» Kcstaurnnt, Church St.—Adv. Theodore Szulc, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Szulc of School 'street, was severely bitten by a small yellow dog. while on Church street, this morning about 10 o'clock, and had to be taken to the Waterbury hospital for treatment The youngster is said to have been with his mother in the vicinity of tho Naugatuck National hank today when the boy decided to pet the clog, which was in the immediate vicinity. The petting Is said to have been accepted for a few moments without action on the part of the clog, which then turned on the youngster sinking his teeth into the •boy's neck, under his jawbone, allegedly at ieasi five times, causing a series of jagged wounds 3 Mrs Szulc took the injured youngster to the Red Cross headquarters where Executive Secretary EditH Stecvcr, after ascertaining that no Naugatuck doctor was available at the time, drove the boy to the Waterbury hospital whore he was treated, NaupviUick police were notified and a.check was inaugurated at once to used-lain the ownership of the dog, and place the canine in quarantine for 10 days as a check on the possibility of the clog being rabid. Tho dog is said to be the property of W G. Davis of Aetna street, according to polic.c information, and the canine has been turned over to Dofr Warden Joseph Hanley for a detention of 10 days as a safeguard against future developments.. Waterbury hospital doctors indicated that the youngster was probably in no danger of infection but the detention of the dog in quarantine for 10 days was Indicated as an additional precaution .In the case Police And Fire Departments Plan. For Victory Day Chief of Police John J. Gormley in his plans for tlic operation of the Nuugatuck police department on Victory Day stated that he plans to huve on active duty every member of Ills iiepartnient at tluit time. Chief Gormley Indicated that all members of the department have been or- elfri'd to report at the- local police station, just us soon as thi! news of the victory over Germany has been verified. The police will be on active duty in nil parts of the borough to niil in the maintenance of order und the protection of property. . Chief of Fire Department John J. Sheridan also announced that all paid members of hN department will go on duty, Onco the news of Germany's fall Ims h«en received, and t!iut the full force will be maintained there until it is safe In the discretion of tiie fire hcnd to resume the regular shifts, with tho pass- Ing of the emergency. Itaphuel's, Nuugatuck Fashion Center for Women, already Is showing the smart now Fashions for Fall In Coats, Dresses, Suits nml Accessories.—Adv. 1st Ward Democrats Honor Cpl. O'Connor Sunday At Outing The First Ward Democratic club will fete Corp. Charles O'Connor at nr. outing nt Wargo's grove Sunday. Corp. 'O'Connor recently "returned from the Southwest Pacific theater oC war, after seeing a considerable amount of action. He siiffei-cd an injury . there which finally led to his discharge from the. Army recently. He was an employe of the street department before he entered the service, Harold Murtha, chairman' of the committee in charge of the outing, stvid today that a program of ath 1 letics, including a Softball game, horseshoe pitching and boxingC has beer, prepared. Refreshments will also be served Assisting Mr. Murtha on 1 the committee arc: J. Francis Cullen, Daniel Cfiliahan, R. Milton Shea. John Ash; Raymond J. St. John, Patrick McKoon, . Cyril • Tuohy, Peter F. Mecgan, Edward Ryan, Leo Carroll, Emmet. Murtha, William Holland, John D. Jackson; Edward Lcvandauskas and John Clat- fey.. .'• ' '.'• •• The outing will start at 10 a. m. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE Stamford, Sept. 8—(UP)—A four- car garage and two automobiles as well as a tool shed and chicken coop are destroyed as result of a fire started by children playing with matches. The garage and one of the automobiles belonged to James Giblin, Stamford truant officer. , • . Fire Chief John J. Sheridan Plans "To Use 10 Straight Blasts At Time ROOSEVELT'S STATEMENT Washington, Sept. 8—(UP)— President Roosevelt shrugged off charges by Governor Dewey that the administration was "afraid" to release soldiers from the army because it feared another depression. AskeB at a news conference about Dewey's charge, the President told his questioner to say that tl^e President smiled broadly and said nothing. Then Mr. Roosevelt was asked whether he considered his administration "tired, quarrelsome and defeated" as Dcwcy described it in his opening campaign speech at Philadelphia last night.- The. President smiled and remarked that he had said before that he would-like to go home to Hyde Park, but not because he was tired or 'defeated. AKMIHS JOINED Sew York, Sept. 8—(CD— Tno British Mediterranean r»dlo nays the American Third and Seventh Armies have, joined-In the area •of Belfort,'' • e«tabU»hllijr an unbroken :' AUled v "'-iront' from- the North' »ea' to 'the"Medlterran«aui. Fire Chief John J. Shcridnn in a statement to The News today indicated .that 10 consecutive blasts of' the fire whistle would be the signal .in Naugatuck of the victory over Germany, that now seems much'closer than in many months. .Chief Sheridan sta'ted that there have been no official consultations to date in regard to proclaiming the victory so that nil Naugatuck would be aware of the fact, and that he was formulating the 10- whistlc signn'l to take care of'any emergency that might arise! previous to any-change that might be suggested . as to the method of notifying the town of the event The' fire chief declared that by day or "night, just as soon as the news of the victory over Germany is olllcial, the fire whistic will blast forth' the tidings, 10 straight blasts, or whatever variation may be cdoptcd. Chief Sheridan sta.led that many individuals have already inquired as to just what would be the sig- i!il' of victory over the . Germans nncl that in his study of 'the situation, decided, for now, that the 10 whistle blasts' would be -the proper answer. Local Girl Sworn In As Member Of Women's Naval Corps Miss Wanda Vermeulen of JOS Fairvicw avenue has been sworn In ns a member of the Women's Reserve, U. S. Naval Reserve, as an apprentice seaman in the enlisted quota of the WAVES. Miss Vcrmculcn, who is 26 years of ape, Is' the daughter of Richard Vcrmeulcn of Mannvllle, Fla. She aitended schools at Palatka. Fla. Th<> local resident has been an emploj'e of the U. S. Rubber Co. and Clarcmont I. Tolles. She has n brother in the Navy, now on duty overseas. Miss Vtrmculcn will soon.be ordered to duty at the U. S. Naval Training school at Hunter college in the Bronx, N. Y., where she will takp. her indoctrination course as a member of the WAVES. LT. 1IAKOLD C. LEWIS Lieutenant Lewis, well known Xaucatuck resident and the son of Mr. und Mr*. Harold Tx>wls of South Main street, writes home from the 1'aclfic war 'zone to the ef/ect'that the f:imou* T7th Dlvi- nion took its first part In World VTar II in the campaign for the conquest • of Guam. Lieutenant Lewis states that the outfit acquitted itm^t very creditably and that In view, of its fine start will no doubt soon be back in action on another inland front. He writes that everything IK all rlcht with the 7Tth member* OR the more flhtlng that takes place, the^ sooner--.the. w-ttr with the Japw will be over. The officer says he would ILkc to hear from JNuutatuck mcinlwrit of the TTth of World War I .and states that John OstroJfki, well known local resident, wa.s a member of the unit at that time, hut docs not know the other Xaugntuck members by name, although he believes there .are a number here. Ills address is Co. D, 306tli Infantry, APO TT, c-o Postmaster, San Francisco, California. Civilian Defense Helmets Being Distributed Here Helmets for' Civilian Defense (ill-poses 1 are now avail.able for dis- ribution at the Naugatuck fire house, Harold E, Brown, local Civilian DC tense ofllcials announced today. .The helmets will be distributed o all.air raid wardens and auxil- ary firemen who apply and present heir : credentials, Mr. Brown in- icatod The Civilian Defense official also tated that there may not be suf- cient helmets to take care of all ••ho..are qualified, to have one, but he. helmets will be distributed to ualified, persons just as long as lie'supply,'lasts. Volunteer Firemen Plan Annual Outing To Be Held Soon Committees for the annual outing and clambake and activities were named at a' meeting of the Nnu- gatuck Hose arid Hook and Ladder Co at the flrehouse last night. Herbert Cockroft, foreman, presided at the meeting. The outing committee consists of Arthur Naugcs, James Sullivan, Donald Weaving, Frank Mulcsky, and James Murphy. The committee will announce the date of the event as soon as preliminary steps have been completed .in the planning The activities committee is.com- posed of Nordhlll Nauges, Everett Donovan, and Raymond Decgan. A gold badge was voted to be awarded to Maurice Scanlon, former member of the Naugatuck Fire department, who'is now living in- New York city. WANTS TO. SE1X LAND New Haven, Sept. S—(UP)—The New Haven" railroad is seeking purt . permission to .sell various arcels of land belonging .to Ihe ailroad in Boston and Hull, Mass,, rid Ansonla, Conn. The'land in nsonia would be bought by Ike ovitsky for $15,000. RECORD OF DAMAGES Vatican City^ Sept. 8—(UP)—The Archbishop of s Florence is compiling a record of'damages inflicted by the Nazis on the historic city of t nrt and culture recently liberated' by the fillh army. The document will list all the art works in the city before German occupation add will describe the damage to buildings and civic treasures. . . , .; Barbara Hathaway First In Summer Reading Club Here The Summer ReadinK club at the Children's Library has closed with top honors jroing to Barbara Hathaway. She has read SO "books dur- inf; vacation Patricia Olson a.nd Ann Foloy share the second place, with 60 books to their credit. Judy Folcy and Carol Hayes have read 50. Those with a score of -10 are: Mary Beardslcy, Bruce Erickson, Bornicc Tnranovich, Marjorie Saffran, and Frances Ward. Those with a score of 30 arc: Barbara Brcault, Leona Dunlap. Ann Erickson, Madelyn Galvin, Robort Roditis, Arline Sousa, and Marion Sullivan. Those with 20 arc: Dorold Alin- quist, Jean Borzino, Pauline Brf>- ziat, Esther Donovan. Myrna' Farrow, Carol Keller, Danda Klimasic- ski, Agnes Lokitcs. Barbara Luskay. Carol McLean, John iNolan. Ffiy Pedcrscn, Helen'Schiller, and Barbara. Umlaxif Those \vho read 10 .ive: Eleanor Baknnas, Dorothy Barker, Judith Barrett, Clara •Bchrcndl. Shirley Benson, Donald Brodcur. Marjorie Brown, Frances Datri, Cornelio Di- Muria, Dolores Dolaji, Bertha Duba. Audrey Fellows, Carol Hack- ctt, Ethel Hayes. Robert Holmes, Andhcw Illcs. John Illcs Russell Johnson. Leona Kck.% Richard Kelly, Nancy Klukis, Patricia Kricdlcr, Adricnnc Kugcll, Mary Lokitis, Georpe McAuliffc, Patty Ann McKoc, Gail MacVicar, Thomas Madd.cn, Anthony Martinez, Lois Miller. Braxton Nelson, Jane Nolan, Marilyn Norris, G.iycPeder- sen, Frederick Peterson, Betty Sigctti. Cclia Sikorski, Irene Sikorski, Marj- Ann Sikorslti, Diana Smith, Elennor Stevenson,- Bornicc Thomas, Francis Vierra, Mary Ann Wozniak. Fall Of Metr And Nancy Is Expected Within 48 Hours FRENCH tROOPS OPERATING NEAR SWISS BORDER Allies Continue Air Often. siye Against Germany's Rhineland; Gain In Italy (By United Pram) Foul- Allied armies in France and Belgium, arc making e»ant slridcs'toward the Siegfried'line. They arc herding the Wchrmacht steadily eastward in a series oT brilliant multi-pronged drives. Field Marshal Montgomery's Bri'.iuh and Canadian* stormed across the heavily-defended Albert, cannl in Belgium • and advanced five miles to within 2S miles of the German- border. Farther south— American lirsl army tanks arid motorized infantry swept into the western outskirts of Liege. The right wing of this army — after overrunning- Sedan—pushed on into the Ardennes • forest. In eastern France—General Pat- tpn's third American.army launched a 'general offensive from its Moselle river bridgeheads. Front dispatches say Na=i ISncs are collaps r ing under pressure of the two-gun general's blows. ~" And' in south Frn.nce-'-the United .States seventh army is less than 55 miles from Patton's posi- iions before Nancy. Spearheads oT the seventh drove to -ivitbin 10 miles of the Belfort gap—through which Adolf Hitler's forces from southern France arc struggling to escape into Germany. On the Belgian fronl. — field reports say some Yank flying columns of General Hodges' first army are probing into the German rear 20 miles or more beyond their main forces. The American push promises to cut across Luxembourg' and roll up the flank of the Nazi divisions on the Moselle. (Continued on Page 8) St. Francis' Has 447 Pupils Enrolled For Ensuing Year The enrollment at St. Francis' Parochial school at the start of the new school year was -M7, the largest, in the school's history, Rev. Albert Taylor, principal, said this morning, The om-ollmcnt WHS erroneously listed as 342 in yesterday's News. The correct figure gives St. Francis' the largest student body in the borough, except the Kauga- luck High school. Allerton Chapter To Meet Tonight The first convocation of-the Fall season will be held tonight by Allerton chapter, R. A. M. in Masonic hall, Secretary F Alton Clark announced today. No meetings were held during: the summer month, except one special meeting called on shortjio- tice. It is expected that all members of the chapter will be on hand tonight at 7;30 o'clock, to aid in making plans for the Fall and winter season. —When you think;of munlc, think of Metro MuMc Mart, 88' Church street, xlinct, mimic, rocordK, etc. Joined our Record Club? WONT STOP WORK Springfield. Mass., Sept. S—(UP) —V-day or no V-day, one group of war workers is' going to remain right on the job turning- out battle materials. Some 7,000 employes ol the United American Boscli corporation in Springfield pledged themselves to keep working when Germany, surrenders, despite the urge to celebrate. Firemen Ready For Annual Convention The Naugatuck delegation to an- nSial Connecticut State Firemen's Association convention to be held in New London tomorrow prepared to leave this afternoon in order to attend preliminary meetings and caucuses' tonight; Frank Mulenky and Capt. James J. Grant, delegate and alternate in that order,, arc representing the Naugatuck Hoac and Book and Ladder Co., and the Naugatuck Fire dcparlment.' Several ether volunteers will alto attend. Chief John J;" Sheridan will be nt the. convention and will attend . the state fire chief's banquet in the afternoon, . , .. , .