Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on September 15, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Friday, September 15, 1944
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# '.1 r;' BONDS Vol. LXVIH, No, 216 ESTABLISHED 1885~ 'A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community? WEATHER Fair. Cooler Full Report On P»ce • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER .15, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Oenti American Forces Are Advancing On World Fronts — __ . / • •••••: _ %JpE ' • ' . ' ./' Man Loses Life; Borough Hurricane Damage Heavy Two Giant Steps Bring Them Nearer To The Philippines; American First Army Is Deeper Into Siegfried Line Admiral Nimitz's Men Ar Pounding The Beaches O Palau Islands FORCE LED BY GEN. MACARTHUR INVADES MOROTAI ISLAND Twin Blows Form Huge Pincers Aimed Directly At The Philippines (I'.y United Press) An'.iTiran nirliiing men have tak- i-n two giant stops closer to the I'llililipitll'M. On.' invasion unit— from the command by Admiral Nimitx — It pounding on the beaches of the ilthtu inlands -&X) miles wujet of the l'hili[>|>ines. A late Navy com- iminiquc .says that u. number of bciichln-ad.s have been established -ilt'spiif th,; stlffest kind of cjn- And a second force—. personally li-d liy Geni't'til MacArthur— has nurj?i'fl up from N«w Guinea to Invade tho Island of Morotal in the lliLliimhi'ivix —only 'JOO TtuU's scmtli o! thi! Philippines. On Moro!al, the Yanks art- meeting only feeble iTMsUuux'— and an airdrome on tho coast has Already been captured. Those twin blows form a hugr> pinners aimed directly at the Phil- Thu Invasion of tho Pnlati.i wmi urinour.wd iti-jut recently. Admiral Ninntx has no! yet rovuiilocl which or how many of tho -2G islands; wr nnw under attack. Earlier a .Viivy comnumitiuo said tho Japs wr!v fighting back furiously t'rorr loiifr-j.ri'jiui-t.'d defences. 1'iiMhrr south —General MacAi thur h/iji announced thrit the Amei icun position on Morotui is suciu .111.1 ;l;i. itruiK'dfn!'; operation h; wli;''\vd its ;>urpoHo. Kai-ly ri-tiortx suy that the Amei icrins already have seized Pitou nil ili-ome - un Morotal's southci <.' This will givo Anicricni plum-* u baau only onu hour's fly Ing time from :hc southern Phil Nearest Distances To Berlin From The Allied Lines (By United 1'ress) Thi> <list:uu:i<N to IJcrlin from ji(lv:ii)ri>il Allied llmvt toiliiy: \\Yslrrn front—303 milOM from 11 point cast of AuclUMl. Gain nf uli mill-* In week. Kiis.viu — ;«o niilAs — from Vrsii{:i. Gain i>f right miles In wrrl<. Southern Franco—12,'i miles —from a point near Bclfort. Gulii of 411 iiijlci In u-ci-k. Italy—7»;":i' nuTrs—from point north of FlurriK-i'. Gain of two miles In wri'k. One Pkg. A Week For Servicemen '. M. Frank Green Reminds Local Residents On Xraas Mail Restriction Gen. Hodges' Troops Are Battling In Heart Of Nazis' West Wall . THE YANKS HAVE CLOSED AROUND THREE SIDES OF AACHEN Fall Of That City Is Expected Momentarily; Germans Evacuate Maastricht The American First Army hns cat deep new salients into the Siegfried !ine. General HodRes' troops arc plunp- intr head-on into a blaxitifr tank and artillery battle in the heart of the Nani west wall. Vio Ycmks h.ive closed (in os- ult arc around three ' sides -of Aachen. They are lobbinff groat nassea of shells into the city from lositlons only one mile away.. \achen Is exported to fall at'any, •nomcnt. " Meanwhile—a First Army tank, pearhead thrust Into Germany be-. Close-up Of Siegfried Battle Front Frank Schofield Of Bethany Killed On New Haven Road In Apparent Hit And Run Incident Property Loss Great Here In Wake Of Fierce Winds ',• And Rainfall TREES THROUGHOUT THE BOROUGH COME DOWN BY SCORES rVater In Cellars, Fences Down, With Many Sections Of Town Isolated LATE 4 \ the Siegfried line, key defenses .of which are outlined on the. nlH)vc iniip, the It. S. 1st Army now makes Its mighty "' " ' " However. MacArthur cautlone Ihiit the Japanese ground ti-JCijj atsll havu a lot of fight left. Funeral Masses For Three Servicemen Simultaneous funeral Masses will "'• sung tomorrow morning at D ™"ck in St. Hfdu-lg'x chu'rch for 1 ft. Wiliiani Grnhowskl, 28 School s "'''i'(. who UTIK killed In Franco, '>!"> l-'fe. Kniry N'owoclnskl, Gl "'"•:h rfoartiey streot, find Pfc. 'isni-y Itykowskl, 2-1 Lines Hill » 11 '""'.. i>nth of whom were killed In n <-'_"": in Kurnin. \Mcran 1 organizations and the • N ''"V;t'!<* Hangera will be rcpi-c- »»ntM and American flags will be •"•'•ix-ntt-d to the soldiers' families. President James K. ?olk Expanded America's Power r-is "liml Today fronts the |, n Kr.ox polk, nth U. S. it. wa.s a great expan- Hu annirxod California ". settlnd the Oregon ll .y fuuirrel with Great und opened tho great Anacfrmy at Annapolis, •» -' '• -1 u t *• i\ lo'lJ, America's fighting require backing from w, r front in tho foi'm of war Bp nds . You cnn R(!t thc !:.?, noy f01 ' that backinj? by used articles through w» VVnnt Ac's. News and profit. lh <> Ads OVKBSKAS HKFOUK OCTOBER Only one package a week will n accepted by the Pos.t Office for lipment to a serviceman during the Christmas mailing 'period Frank T. Green, postmaster, an nounced this morning. Many peo pie appeared at the post "ofl'ici today, attempting to send two 01 more parcels, he'said. Post office regulations for the period from .September 1C to October 15, restrict the number to one for each person a week. H-t-day period allows peo- The pie at home to send unrequcstcd Christmas packages to .servicemen abroad, and the restriction ;<; made in order to prevent a huge pileup of packages for overseas. Last year, Mr. Green said, some parcels were not dulivcrud until Jul> us many were sent out in the lat tcr part of the year. Mailing earl will allow delivery around Christ mas time, ho said. The Army, through thc Pos Office Department, asks that loot or clothing not be sent, as thi )oya "over there" have plenty o 'ood andj,'00d clothinj;. If any food y Kent, it should be packed in tin containers. Packages are limltec o five pounds in weight and 31 nches in length and firth combined. Mr. Green also stated that very Ittle mail from New York was re- elved this morning?, and that the will arrive ,'ate. The hurricane 'eyond the stronghold. The bulk of the First .Army ront now is well within the Reich. 'ho GI's are meeting determined nd nt times fanatical -opposition rom the Nazi fortress troops. • To thc north—Infantry units of. enoral Hodjrc«' forces burst across he Albert canal and Meus'c river >arrlers in Belgium. They swarmed into the narrow neck of Holland jut'Ing down between Belgium and Ga yiany. A German communique report! the evacuation of the town of Maastricht in Holland—18 miles northwest of Aachen. Farther down thc front—General Putton's mon y aru steadily building up their bridgeheads , across the Moselle. In Italy—British Eighth Army detachments seized the cast coast town of Coriano. They also captured an adjoining 7,000-yard long ridge. Tho Tommies have forget! co withir. one mile of tho Rimini airfield. t hoyond Eiiix>n when, the Uny frontler""vll|[igr'""o"r liotpen'feir ln~"thV Sriius'h" oil' AiMJKen"m~tlie"'buttle of the Moselle, near Trior, (2) the. l>att<ni ;tr<l Army hitN with hmk destroyers :uul infantry, while (S) tho Anicrlcun-Frriich forces which met near nljnn, nipidly close the Belfort PUKS, gateway to south Germany, cutting off some 35,000 Germans.seeking to escape. (Intcr- niitlonnl) Damage By Hurricane In Connecticut Will Amount To Some Millions Of Dollars the cause of cun concluded. the delay, Mr School Department Voperty Undamaged rniiiiiiiilili,,—Adv. Outside of several trees blown over on school department property no material damage was done to local schools, Harold E. Chittcn- don, superintendent of schools, announced today. Power, however, , , , for lighting was not obtained in d " wlth regret" by the board Miss School Board Delays H. S. Appointment il October Big Job Today Was To Restore Power And Communication Lines MANY TREES, POLES DOWN; THOUSANDS OF PHONES OUT OF ORDER The appointment of a teacher, to the high school faculty was pu.t off until the next meeting of the school board In October, since two board members were absent ye.stcr- clny. The missing, members, both More Than Pour And One- Half Inches Of Rain Fell Hartford, Sept, 15— (U P>— Con• nccticut today was taking stock of its losses in crops and property, which will run into the millions, Democrats, were Dr. Edward Cur- although no exact figure is yet obtainable. It will be much less, ran, and Michael Nolan. The members present felt that would bo unfair to the others if however, than the damage resulting from the hurricane of 1938 an appointment was made in their wl ] lch mounted to $100,000,000 and absence. Postponement of action j a loas of s - " vcs until next month was sugg'este through a motion of the Rcpubl can members of the board. One of those mentioned for thj caching job, Elizabeth Cass, wa; granted a year's leave of absence n order to pursue a course o: tudy leading up to a degree o master of arts at the University if Missouri. A new angle In the appoint ment situation appeared as the esignation of Helen McDonough ffcctive September 1, was accept- the high school and tho Tuttlc house dp to noon, he said. The old wooden school buildings also came through the storm well, ho added, and pupils classes as usual toduy. McDonough was also a member of the high schoo'l faculty. In her letter of resignation, Miss McDonough stated that she was OFFICIAL'S RULING Hartford, Sept. 15—(U P>—According to Secretary of State Mrs. Frances E. Redick. dead men may legally vote in the November elections. However, this condition applies only to servicemen who mailed In their absentee ballots and afterwards were killed in action. Mrs" Rccllck points out that reports that a servjcernan hns been .{Hied doesn't necessarily mean it n true. Sometimes, she says, they show up later in hospitals. attended resigning in order to further her 'studies. She plans to enter Yale law school. She has been a member of the high school teaching personnel lor the past five years. The resignation now makes two vacancies on the high school faculty. Harold E. Chittenden. superintendent of schools, told the board that he will take care of the vacancies with substitutes until permanently filled by school board appointments* Don't nilM* the hlir xuvlnirM in HIP AnR- iiwt Suit! nt jMif-N mt\v um)t>rn-ii>' at fin- plllll-1-N. NllllKllttM-k'H VilNttlon CrlltiT. Church Htrct>t, A ulinlce Melpctlim.— Aitv. A man was electrocuted when he touched n high tension wire which had fallen over an iron fence. He was identified as Michael Waldron who is reported to have a sister living in South Boston, Mass. The principal job today was to. restore power ' and comunicatlon! lines which went down under the weight of falling trees and poles as tho high wind and driving rain lashed the state for hours until the storm veered into Massachusetts and out to sea. The state was strewn with uprooted trees, utility poles, ' power lines and other debris. At least 25,000 telephones were out of order. Ma'ny communities were without lights and power, and a few Factories .were unable to operate because of power failures. The weather bureau reports that more than 4 1-2 inches of rain fell n the six hours before midnight, and that Connecticut river was ris- ng and would crest near flood stage'sometime this'afternoon. At he height of the hurricane, wind gusts reached a maximum -of 109 niles an hour at Hartford. Connecticut prepared . hours head of time for"what-it believed Many Transfers In Naugatuck School System The school board at a meeting: yesterday granted a's leave of absence to Pauline Smith, kindergarten teacher at Salem and Rubber avenue schools, because erf illness. Irene Coen of Hop Brook school is also ill, and Superintendent of Schools Harold E. Chittenden has retained Alice Hickcy, who was to have been transferred from Hop Brook. The board accepted the resignation of- Mrs. Julia McCarthy Huifhes who taiig-ht a I. Rubber avenue school, and was married this summer. Anna Dowling is filling her place.. Mr. Chittenden reported to the board . that he had placed Flor- 'once -O'Loughlin as principal of Prospect street school .and Agnes Jackson, principal of Hop Brook school. Amelia Gallucci and Catherine p'Toolc, appointed in "June, have been placed in sevenlh and first Naugatuck today emerged into bright sun light after its night of .hurricane-like winds and fierce rainfall, and is-aow taking toll of the storm that is estimated to have done thousands-of dollars of property, damage, and also was the cause of one life being lost. In checking over its losses Nau- gntuck today finds that hardly a street is not, or has not been blocked by a' tree falling across or into the thoroughfare. One of the largest trees to come . The Connecticut Ll^ht A Tower Co.-,&i!iu>uiioe)i*'il)iN ufternoon thnt the wnst *ldc of the town will have no power toduy olid tonight, but po»tiibl.v nmy' have It on Saturday, The lurife number of treos down on the west side of the town nre snld to have cut tho power and light lines everywhere In that nuctlon and a >rrea,I d«il of work must b>: done before the lines CJUi be rostrung and power brought Into the area. Tin-re nre now no street or bouse lights and electric refrigerators and electric stoves aJ*o poise a situation, to sny nolhlng of ra-- dioti. Feu- tcleplionm arc reported out of service today, however. XANCV CAPTURED Allied Supreme Headquarters, London, Sept. ID—(UP)—The capture of Nancy, key military stronghold in northeastern Franco, has been confirmed by Allied headquarters. oOo IN CLOSING STAGES Quebec, Sept. 15—(tjl 1 )— Official NpokeKmcn of the Roosevelt- Churchill war talks announced loday that the conference has moved Into its closing singes, but Indicated that, the president and the- prime minister -might continue their discussion* elsewhere. LOADING DOCK BUVSTED . . .Hashings. 2feb., _ ScpC. 15— (UP) —An explosion heard 125 miles away blasted a loading dock of the Hasting Naval Ordnance depot today. HELSINKI- REPORT :lo«-n was on Meadow street, \vhere :i CO-footer on the playground'side of the street, toppled across the •lighway landing, between the louses on the opposite sidc. - It Jroko only two windows in one, and a branch dented in the top of a car in the driveway but night easily have crushed in the louse, so great was its size. Millvilic avenue west of Hillside avenue, was entirely blocked by a Lrec that fell across the road" at thnt point, and lower Terrace avenue, near Church street suffered the same fate. A tree fell into the top of a garage off Church street blocking the entire area, until it was removed One of the largest trees to come down in the storm was in the yard of the home of James Erennan on Millvilln avenue where a real (Continued on Page 8) Local Schools To Close When V-Day Arrives In Europe If an armistice is declared in the European thcalcr of war before the opening' of schools that day. no sessions-\iri)I be held, Har- Stockholm, Sept. 15—(t)P) — Helsinki dlspatchON say the German Ixwchhcad on the Finnish Island of Mogland in the Gulf of Finland has been "liquidated" and that 12 German vessels used in the operation were sunk. Washouts Cause Train Re-Routing Through Naugatuck Washouts 'near New H.ivcn have caused the re-routing- of trains throuRh Xaujratuck and Watcrbury from Bridfreport to Hartford, the local branch of the New Haven railroad announced this- morning:. Trains that usually travel the Hartford-New Haven line will continue on the local line until the washouts are repaired. Na trains have left New Haven for. Boston along; the shoreline it was reported. The Suue of Maine Express was the first train to run through Nau- g-atuck this morninp at 4:5!). Two sections of the Washington-Montreal Express, one at 6:li and the other at 9:23 also passed through. Four Sprinsrflcld-Ncw York trains have a!so made the- trip through NaueatucU. HEAD AT 76 New London, Sept. 15 Funeral services are to Saturday for former -CUP)— bo held two-term the board. • Whether they come in under thc "bonus" granted the teachers Ins 1 spring, will be decided at Ihc next meeting. Teachers seeking substitute work are: High school:' Minnie Baxter, Margaret D.- Carroll, 'Ethel Honan. Elementary: Mae Brophy, Helen Illing, Sally Irene McCarthy, Louise. Wr.ipkey. 13. MaCallister, Mary Shanley, MAN ELKCTKOCUTED , Providence, R. I., Sept. 15—(UP) —A truck driver has been electrocuted. Francis D. Sullivan of Providence was operating an elevator at the W. E.. Dunn and Company when a short circuit developed. The short circuit is belicvc p d to have resulted from the hurricane. . —Tjirtliw, look liivi-ly! 1-nlm- di-pi-ndx upon uiMiraruiK'c., llnvr Unit k-iirinpnt "»r .:!,•lined liy Sh ; i!,•((-l,nv. (;,||| \yihy. ;nt school board yesterday;: Notification of the suspension of classes will bo given through the usual school signal whistles,- he said, If the news should come during school hours,,.plans will be determined at that time, he added. The state commissioner of edu- cal.ion had written /the superintendent, advising against the ccssa- tio " ' ' Mayor Cornelius Daniel Twomey. He died yesterday at the ago of 76 and after a !o;)g illness. Twomey -it one time was a New London alderman. He retired from business about 20 years ago. Indications Accident Took Took Place During Height Of Terrific Storm TRUCK DRIVER FINDS INJURED MAN ON NEW HAVEN ROAD . Site Of Fatality Only Short Distance From The Grove- side Schoolhouse Death accompanied the 'hurricane that visited Naugatuck with destructive force last night, with Frank Schofield of Bethany, 69 years- of age, apparently the victim of a hit-run driver on the New ' road, gust north of the Groveside school. " . Mr. Schofield wan alive when aken to St. Mary's hospital but expired a. few minutes after being aken w that inslitution in the Naxigatuck Community ambulance. The discovery of the injured man vas made at C:40 o'clock thismorn- ng. by Anble Morin 'of 48 East Dover street, Watcrbury, \vho wa« driving..o ..truck '-•*ouih tor the ^athawoj- '-Trucking Co. of West' Clay street, Watcrbury. Police Chief John J. Gormicy announced today that relatives of Mr, ichoflejd, who ^yas a former rcsi- lent, had made the identification t St. Mary's hospital. It was beloved that the aged man was •ulkins home last night when involved in the accident that cost his life. Mr. Schoficld was a brother of Ralph Schofield of Bradley street and had several nephews here also. The accident victim is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Fruin) Schofield and a son Floyd. It was slated that Mr. Schoflcld visited relatives here yesterday, and left about 6:15 o'cl'ock. supposedly, to take the bus back to hi» home in Bethany. No further details were known of the accident victim's movements, until Naugatuck police notified the local families of the case today. Mr. Schofield is said "to have made his home in Naugatuck until about 10 years ago when he moved to Bethany. He was one of a family of 12 children, and his brothers included Charles, Joseph, George, Fairwcil, Ralph and .Alfred Scho- lield, several of whom made their home in Naugatuck. His sisters were Alice and Jane Schoficld, both well known here. The bodj> was removed to St. Mary's hospital .and it is expected that an autopsy will be conducted there and a report on tho cause of the death issued later by Coroner Stephen Homick. The tragedy recalls to Naugatuck residents the fact that when the hurricane of 193S struck Nau- - gatuck, John Daly, well known resident, lost his life at the height of the storm when he cumo in contact with a live electric wire that had been blown down and which grounded in water that had gathered nearby. The local man was killed inslomly in the tragic Incident. The accident was- investigated today by Police Captain. Anthony Malonc and Officers Walter Lys- (Continucd on Page 8) Notice To Our Readers Due to the war time" limitations on the use of news, print, and the fact that all consumption of paper stock has been frozen bv the War .ion of classes on V-Da.y, but prc- j produ cH°n Board in a recent or- ..irMic /i/%/%ici n n A«^ «-!,.. f.. -,. .1— der. The N&ugatuck Daily News as well as all other newspapers in the country, is forced to further limitations in the conservation of stocks of its newsprint. In connection with this admittedly very grave situation The News announces that effective this wefik, each Saturday issue will consist of six pages, instead of the e.ijjht or more to which readers have been accustomed. Tho saving will bo effected through the elimination of certain of the Saturdav features and additionally (Continued-on>-PnW 8V••-•••- rV,«i '• '," "' .'iV". "" """/ """'' "•"""•• " 1 ™nw. "<•• •>«in«i mir close editing, but will not affect «_oni.nuca on. Page S) c-uwi, :md ,,,,r iirh-.T »m ,. ; ,II.-AU»> . JU-cord Club?—.Wby not (oduj?-AdV. the local and national news con- ion and the fact that many children would be absent that day anyway, brought about I he present;; way of thought. The board in general felt that V-Day in Europe should' not be celebrated as there ."are .probably 2,000,000 men fighting against Ja'- ;jan." Mr. Chittenden said that, he would be more interested in pray- ng for those in "the Pacific" on :hat day. — >\lic-n you Hilnk of iimxlr, • (hlnk of Metro Munlc Mart, KH Cliiiirh Nlrrvt, ihwt numlp, rrcordu, tent, the field where leadership has contributed greatly to- the success nf Tlio Nuw». Many other newspapers in this section for gome months,have been reducing the size of their Saturday paper, in fact some in cities of 100,000 population hereabouts, havo been averaging only two page* more each Saturday than The New». The reduction in the .size of the paper on Saturday, each week, a condition forced on The New* by war time conditions, is a contribution toward the war effort that the management feels sure will be accepted in full understanding-by every reader, with the knowledeo that every saving and every bit of conservation, bring closer the suc- icssful-conclusion ot the war.

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