Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on September 11, 1944 · Page 2
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, September 11, 1944
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l*a<re Two NAUOATUCK DAILY NEWS -MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, Atlantic Hurricane Is Reported To Be Movins Northward Miami. Florida. Sept. 'II —(UP) — The Miami weather bureau reports th.-U the Atlantic hurricane now Is centered approximately MO miles wos-t of Nassau, and is attended by winds of full hurricane force. Thi' latest advisory--issued tit •1:30 ti. m...Eastern Win 1 Time—reports that the storm is moving approximately 12 to I-I miles per hour hef.veen west-norlhwosi and northwest, and is expected to continue ftir the-next 12 hours. The advisory urges precaution in the Eastern Uahanias north of 2-1 drgret-s. as increased winds and abnormally high seas are expected later today. Caution is advised all .shipping in the path of the storm. Here is the text of the advisory: "The severe Atlantic hurricane centered near latitude 25 degrees north longitude fit' degrees west of approximately fi-10 miles east of Nassau, is attended by winds of full hurricane force 1 near the center and by gales over a large area. Mnvomeru appears between west-northwest and northwest 12 to 1-1 miles per hour is expected to continue for the next 12 hours. Precautions should be taker, in K,-!,-itern Bahamas north of 2-1 de- jTi-ri'S, as increased winds and ab- noimally high soas are expected uve: 1 that region later today, with M'iiicis proi>aMy gale force over northeast Bahamas late tonight. Cant inn also is advised shipping in path nf '.his storm. "Iladio broadcast is authorized." ____ Letters From Our Readers Sept. G, 19-1-1. rs'augatuck Dally News Dear News: Just a few lines to thank you .or your gift of the useful mertio book, and also to let you know I appreciate your sending me the news. It is a real pleasure when you're away from home lo be able to read a. paper that tells of "people you know and things that arc happening in places that arc easily remembered. No matter where I go when .[ leave here, y-iu can be sure that I'll be looking for the News. I am attending- the Naval Electrical school here and will be here for. some time. The course requires a great deal of work and study taut we arc treated very well and iriveri considerable liberty, so 1 really like it here, I have been trying 10 rind someone from Naugatuck who might bu stationed around here but tinlil now I hnvc j not met anyone. One thing I've seen here that reminds me of home is the tire factory of the U. S. Rubber Co. which is near to the Armory where I am stationed. I would like to lhank you again I for the News, and I'll try and drop I you a line again later on, Sincerely, , Mourns Patriot Slain By Nazis All American soldier comforts a grief-stricken ri-latlvfi at the funeral of the 27 .Maquis whn \vuri: vxciitctl by the In St, ; Pol They were killtitl \vhiin attempting to tuki.- tht> German R1CHA.RD BURNETT, F. 2-C. j garrison on hearing the Yanks were ncarlng t.helr village in Uio drive to Urest. IT. S. Signal Corp.s Kadlonhoto. (International' Sound-" pjioto) ' ;"" - '.''• :'• Military n.-i'i'.s for aluminum in .KilL' wrre 1.2 billion pounds, or about :hree find one-half I lines tin.- i-ntire output t'or ir-'.P. IJt'V IVAi: IIONI5S AND ST.\MT>S Conn. Federation Of Labor Has Endorsed President Roosevelt • '1 lu-rc lly I III . . Ili-lNIM,-, ,-Mr, r.\- r:i>Mii!ni< "iiriiim-i- iiii; sniii I-.M-||I.,III-I,V ;PIERPONT'S : lt«'Ci-«l«Tr(l Ji-i^-i-Ii-r.^. ' A liierii-nti t;t-iii Snt-lfly i Tin II.\M< ,STI;I:I:T Bridgeport, Sept. 11—(UP)— The Connecticut Federation of Labor iias endorsed a fourth term for President Roosevelt and voted to create a political committee to oppose the election of foes of labor. The Federation, at its 59th an- mini convention, also reelected John J. ligan as secretary-treasurer and legislative agent, Egan has served in that post for 20 years. Efran was reelectod and given a rising vote of confidence after Ceor^e U'. Thorpe of Middletown retracted a statement he had made accusing FSgan of selling out labor in handling the legislative program. Other olflcers re-elected include: President Timothy M. Collins of Fail-Held, and eight vice-presidents — Harold V, Feinmark of New Haven. William Morris of Hartford. Cll'.'ton Scory of Middletown, i \V, S. Mayhew of Norwalk. Benjamin B. Peck of Danbury, Eugene Kent of New London, Carl Calasso of Stamford and John Caspic of Mcridcn. U C 117 I \1 • T» ripi j . IS. Wrecks Nazi Tiger Tanks With Hellcat Tank Destroyers IJIKU ."MAI, 'l-'redi-riek rl., (if Millvillf! Si-pr. 11, l!U-i. Fum-rnl Wednesday ar 2 [). in. from liuckmillor funeral Imnie. [lev. 1C. U. Hanee offieintlng. P.uruil in Grave cemetery. I.ONf',. I-iilrli-li I''., of NaiiKatui-U, Sept. fi. 10-1-1. I-'uniM-.-il Tuesday at S:.'if> fi. in, I'rnin Jiuckniiller t'u- tu-i;il home to St. l-'riinclM church, lliirial in St. Jaun.-s cellU-tery, Buckmiller Funeral Home 22 PARK PLACE Telephone 4334 Obituaries Your Eyeglasses Shop Tomlinson .Vi-ar.v 'liuildiiig K-k, C'uMti. PATRICK F, LONG Patrick F. Long. 7-1. of Naugatuck, died suddenly Saturday from natural causes, according to Medical Examiner W. E. Hill. Mr. Long was born in County Kerry. Ireland, and had lived here f>0 ye.-irs. He formerly was employed at '.ho Bristol Co., retiring two years a^o. Survivors include two sons, John, of New Y'brlt city, and William of Naugatuck; two daughters, Miss Mnry Long of New York and Mrs. William A. Crook of Sar. Francisco. Calif.; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Ti:osdr<y fit S:30 a. m. from, the Euckr:'i!!lor funeral home. 22 Park place, to I St. Francis' church ut 0 o'clock,' where a rci-juicm Mnss will bo celebrated. Burial will be in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral todav. home from 2 to 30 There are more than 2S millior. dome.s'Jc clogs in the U. S. YOUK HO.YIK UAKKKV: CITY BAKERY 171 Maple Street TKI.. ::I:JK ,~« IT'S MIFT TI.MK .IT'S ffTRISIIPS C'KNTKR ST. Success in Peacetime inilii; Ttiri-, I'crlir.v V»nr orrii'i- Milll- "THE" PERRY SCHOOL | •. M-llMllI GOl.nSMITII'S FOOTBALLS and BASKET BALLS NAUGATUCK HARDWARE NK.VKY ItUJLDIXG Tel. 5212 By RALPH lU'JINZKN' L'nil'i'd 1'rcss Slall Correspondent Flint. Mioh. (U P)—I piloted across a Michigan landscape one of this country's newest weapons, the M-1S "Hellcat" tank destroyer, which is r.ow killing off German armor In France. The War department lifted some of Uin secrecy which has surrounded construction and use of this tactical weapon designed to end the dominance of tanks in modern warfare. I was a civilian internee in Germany more than a year ngo when the Xazis threw into battle in Xorth Africa. Russia and Italy their now famous "Tiger" tanks, I knew it to be a powerful weapon which took a heavy toll of less formidable tanks. I saw it in action in odiclal German war reels. I judged it to be the outstanding weapon introduced into modern warfare in 19-13. On a secret proving ground within the Buick factory hero. I yaw American's answer to the Tiger —a faster, better armored, more powerful weapon which CE.U smash an enemy strong point at 7 1-2 miles range but which is at its bust in give-and-take battle at .1,000 yards. This weapon, which followed, the Tiger into action by less than a year, has already rendered t-hc German tank obsolete. Ilace.x Into llattlo The Hellcat is oiilcialy inscribed on the books as the 76-millimcto." gun mortor carriage. M-13. It is a mobile gun in an open turret on a tank chassis. Its role is to race into battle against ' enemy tank formations and destroy them by means of its far greater speed, mobility and fire power. In its baptism of lire in France, it proved superior to even the latest Tigers. Wi'.h a crow of five, its anti-aircraft machine gun, and a full load I of amrr.Lir.ition. it weighs approxi- • niately ID tons x Yet it car. travel I •"iy miles an hour. The fastest any 1 Tiger- has oven dona in speed tests who had made automobiles made Uie tank-killer, Edward T. Ragsdale, assistant Chief Engineer of Buick, proved the Hellcat's versatility by.pultir.g it through the mo^-t thorough tests. ' ' The government on Jan. 2S, 1943, ordered quantity production .of the tank destioyurs; the firsl, Hellcat rolled off the assembly line in July, 19-13, and the production rate rose to several hundred 1 a month. All Lhe Allies hiivc put in requests for; Ihe Hellcats. . . . Marine Mortar Squad Followed By Jap Artillery (I5y Si.-rR;e:int .Tosi-ph P. Donahue, of u!) Cherry stri-ot, Naiigatuck, Conn., :i Marine Corps Com but Correspondent, formerly of the- Nauga- tnck (Cuiin.) News.) Roosevelt And ChurchiUWill Confer Viery Soon (By United Prosit) President Roosevelt and Prim Minister Churchill; .are'expected In Quebec for what promises' to hi one' of their moat important con Terences of the war. ''Although there "Is an official blackout' of Mr, Roosevelt's whcre- iibouts, Churchill is revealed to be en route to Quebec from Halifax Nova Scotia, where he arrived yesterday. At the conference scene! all preparations lire complete for the mccl- ng which, will plan the funeral of' Na/.i Germany and draw a jlueprint for final victory over Japan. The two leaders will hold discussion in Quebec's citadel—IL fray atone fortress, on the bluffs overlooking: the St.' Lawrence river. Canada is host, and Prime Minister Mackenzie King: is on hand to greet the visiting statesmen. " , Observers believe that this Roosevelt-Churchill conference enters' a more difficult sphere than some of the previous ones. It is pointed out that the war in both Europe and Asia has reached the cru- .cial stage in which military planning becomes more and more involved with political matters. London diplomatic sources say one of the main topics to be dis- .cu.sseci by the prime 1 minister and the president is 1 the postwar control of the Ruhr vulley of Gcr- •many. 'Under; the; Teheran'confer- ence plan, Britain was to occupy Germany's chief ' industrial ' region. . But the United 1 States Has indicated its desire to share 'with' Brit- i aln in the administration of the i Ruhr valley, which contains most I of the' heavy industries that, determine Germany's war-making strategy. - ' And' in .the war against Japan, it. is believed that decisions must uo made toward creating .an overall command, similar to General Eisenhower's in Kurope'. Incidentally, the presence of Major-Gen- cral R. E. Layc-jck, the .'cliie; 01 the .British operations' command, is" regarded as. significant. Lay-' 'cock's inclusion among Churchill's military advisers suggests that Britain .forces may jo;n American in sea-borne assaults on the Japanese empire. Regarding a st'opped-up offon sivc against Japan—the Navy plans to induct GOO.OOo men 1 by next July to bring its peak strength to 3,359,000 members. Secretary of Navy Jame.s Forrestal siiys the Navy will continue to expand even af- Ler-tbe.defeat, -jt Germany. Maine Is Electing Governor And Three Members Of Congress I News Of The World In Pictur® Yank Sprints For Cover As EnemyOpens Fire l-Icro's on« Yank breaking all his pri-vimis spo<-d records !o rrn?!] ^ic-lifr as vehicles of U. S. colurax L w-come (hi; target for enemy fire in Ur«:st, Franc .\ W!HT<- thi- G«'in):ms urn now making a last-ditch & defense after a long, tough firjlH to hold the vital j:or;. L'. S. .S:g::al Corns Lludlnpliato. (Imenutloui j ; SouJid ;>!>oto) Dig Bodies Of Frenchmen Slain By Gestapo J I. 2-l-l'i-c. Silver J'latcd Knivc.-s, 3'ork.s, Ti-aspoons, Tablespoons 7.95 , fWoiT JjEVVtU *J •;??«rtfi: : M«toit. — *:*»£ Itm nffli-ln! I'.lilu. GREATER SERVICE IMIP rln the* \vli> rrifliln rl.v hy imp rrinii|»t nrrvh'f. il iht'V (*\lM'Pt i ] D. L1EBERMAN T**, zn (,-iii'Kcii I-'iirnace Inspection SJSK^'ICE T<?' No s>. 011 , ;lltion Waterbury Heating Co. 23 Spring St., Wtliy. -l-fi-178 in this country is 35 miles an hour, although the Germans claim leu- it a top speed of 3S miles. I had never driven a tank before, yet the operal.ion of the Hellcat is so simple that after a ono- mintite demonstration of its controls I was able to drive it across the proving ground at full speed. No', some tricky the curves, it wna ;is easy to d."ive as an automobile. The bumps were absorbed by knee-action devices. The Hellcat is steered and braked by two simple levers. There are three speeds forward and one in reverse. Running at high speed forward, it can bo stopped practically within its own lenglh, and can be put into full speed backward nt once. Gliders Can Curry It SI ripped of cargo and crew, it weighs only 17 1-2 tons and can be carried ill th« largest British gliders. It can ford enemy water traps. The Hellcat fires three types of shells—.high-explosive, smoke, and' arrnor-piurcing. The latter can knock out enemy strongpoints al 7 1-2 miles. At one mile range the gun can be aimed like a rifle and fired point blank. The gun overhangs the chassis, yet I. was able Somewhere in the Pacific—(Delayed)—Leader of a Marine mortar squad. Corporal Edward M. McCuc, 23, of 350 Murray street, Elizabeth. >,'. J.. "played checkers" with Jap artillery fire in the cane fields of Snipan. "\Vo wercn'-'- sure where the next shell would land so we just kept moving." said the young ' corporal, who landed on the former Jap stronghold with the fourth. w p avc of Marines. Wounded in the Saipan campaign, Corporal McCue, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Mc- Cuc. iivc in Elizabeth, has been awarded the Purple Heart at an advanced Pacific base hospital, where ho is recuperating. His unit first experienced trouble, Corporal McCtiu sftid. when' their amphibian tractor stalled several yards from the Saipan beach' and shells started to land "within 10 yards." Taking to the water the unit rr.ndc the beach, took cover, and crawled about 300 yards, inland where trey set up their mortars. From that time until h'c was hit,', Corporal McCuc and his unit "had'i . Ec P"bHcan 'nominee for governor is . State Senate President Horace A: Hildreth of Cumberland. His opponent is Paul J.' Jullion—A IVatcrville insurance man. Republican Congressman Frank Fellows of Bangor 'is opposed in the third district by Ralph E. j Graham of Brewer. ' In the presidential ilcld (By United l»rcs») Today is election 'day in Maine— the nation's first state election of the 'presidential year. Maine' voters will select'a governor and three congressmen. The balloting is of national' interest because of the old"but undcpendablc slogan "A:« Maine goes so goes the nation." However, Democratic party leaders discount the importance of the vote in the traditional'Republican state". They, point out that the Republicans won in Maine by a landslide in 19-10, but President Roosevelt was returned to the White House. ' ' ' I ".This year, Maine's three Republican congressmen arc said to face .1 stiff fight due to opposition from the CIO Political. Action, Committee. The PAC is reported particularly opposed 1 .to Representative Robert Hale of Portland, who is opposed by Andrew Pcttis,. the president of CIO shipyard union. Seventy-two French civilians were, murdorfd by-ill- Gestapo dsirinq; the occupation of Grenobir. their bodies hurled j n ,,|,i orators oiitsidi- tho oily. Ho.-c tbi- libenitcd jov.-nfolk I>U<KI> German prisoner for the binlios so Mint they can bo proprrly bi:r;,..,|. ;n -anwhilo th,- mass ffra\v" is marked try the • "To Hie Victims of the Gestapo." Official U. S. Arniv Signal CD.--.S radloiihoio. (Intorna-.lcna pholo) dij Yanks Batter Nazis In Belgium pienly of work knocking the Japs skids on ' out of their caves and hiding | places." Attending St. Benedict's Prep- school, Elizabeth, prior to his enlistment Juno 7, lD-i2','Corporal Me-' Cue was- active in baseball, boxing, football and track. His ambition is to become a .New Jersey state trooper. to take the destroyer- up and clown a 30-dc-gree slope witiiout trouble. Originally, the Tiger had an SS- mm. gun, btil the Germans since have installed a 75-mm. gun for which they claim a muzzle velocity of 3,500 feet per second, using a lij-pound snoll. Both the Gorman and American guns have nuizzle- nrakcs to shorten the recoil. Both fire better from a standing position but the American deslroyer is fitted with a stabiliser which permits it to fight a running battle. .Set >'ew Kc-cord TJie designing, construction and testing of the Hellcat set a new record for ordnance strategy. Governor Thomas Dewey carries his campaign to the traditionally Republican state of Iowa today. Dewey has scheduled conferences with party leaders in Des- Moihes. after having, spent a week-end visit with his mother at. Owosso, Michigan. Meanwhile. Dewey has urged- .1 new radio law which would put n-.ore restrictions oiv the Federal Communications Commission. In a j • I copyrighted interview in Broad| casting magazine, Dewey echoes Milton, Mass.,. Sept. 11—(UP)— the charge of'Republican congressmen that the FCC has control and censor radio programs. Dewey says the government no more- belongs in this field, than in the field of the newspaper and magazine, 1 Spectacular Fire Attracts Many In Milton; M&ss. Speedy (.hough it; , v as, t.!u> Allied drive into shown by this iiicturo—one of Hie firs( ( o In action near Gelin. Tanks are seon deploy- trapped in ;\ pocket:. V. S. ,Sii,-7 3d? o.omo on;, ••*Z iO -l;-.ll "' Gable In Civvies . "^ '^^^ to smash, a* ,1. ant linle country—of Anu-rican armor lntant *y «"«l "rhor anns lliat Had b«n (Intornational Souiidphoro) Company officials estimate • the loss at S2.'50.000 following a'general alarm fire at the Godfrey Fuel Company yards ill Milton. The blay.c destroyed 20 sheds and 2,000 tons of bituminous coal" at the plant on the banks of the Nepon- sot river. Some 2.000 persons were nttracLccl to the scene by flames that leaped high into' the 'sky a'n'd were visible for.miles. Three United' I States Const Guard fire boats and firemen from Quincy and Boston aided the Milton department. The cause of the blaxe is unknown! The flames menaced 30 homes' 1 In the area, us well as 'the Walter Baker Chocolate Company' plant and river i barges. However, 'extensive water curtains, prevented additional fires. The'blaze was dl«- SAVED THREE tlVES - Scltuatoj Mass., Sept. 11—CUP)-—A Newton Center man has rescued three men from drowning about a mile off the Scituate shore. John E. Maloney heard the trio's cries dory overturned, ond in his motorboat. He l-.l'V ,\M) SAVK AT Till-: Highland Grocery 92 HIGHLAND AVE. TKI.. •!«!«> Itorro KADI). rmi>. When the Tigers first appeared, | covered in the boiler room of the the Allies had nothing to match it. The War Department awarded a contract to Buick, who, working in cooperation with .ihe Ordr.ance Department, developed tiie -details and completed the design. Buick engineers studied I he Ti-' get', then returned to their drawing . boards. The same workmen / yard's power plant by a night watchman. Within' a. few. minutes i! had raced throughout the entire yard. Fuel tanks located in.another section of the yard were untouched during the two-hour fire. Pour drafl. boards have less than 100 registrants, each, ' when their rushed out picked up Joseph. Crowley of Bos ton, and Thomas. Harris and Leo Murphy, both of Scituate. "; FATA1XY INJURED West-field, Mass., 'sept. 11—CUP) —A 30-year-old Holyoke • man is dead of injuries suffered when his automobile struck a fence on a dead end street in' Wesffield. The •vicitim is- Wesley M. Fox. His- wife was thrown out of the car and suffered" only minor injuries. Also uninjured was the driver of the car, who-'-was held for police action. , . . Rocket Site Abandoned By Nazis This is .the first picture of .movie star Clark Cable in civilian clothes since he was placi-il oti the army inactive reserve list, The- formor-- U. S. Army Air Corps major was photographiM while dining at a X. V. night; club,';' (International) wrccku K « imlio-il bombers. U «•

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