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BONOS 'A -Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Cloudy Tonight Pull Report On Pace I Vol. LXVIII, No. 218 ESTABLISHED 1885 r MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Allied-Air Borne Army Is Progressing In Holland Missing Naugatuck Soldier Is Reported Killed In Action In France July 13 Lieut. James F. Wood Had Been In Military Service For Four Years Port Battle Rages Miles Behind Battlefront First Reported Missing 1 In Action In The French Theater Of War COMMISSIONED AFTER SERVING IN SOUTH PACIFIC C. N. Moore Named War Fund Head Graduate School And School Of St. Francis! Neug-atuckj-Committee Formed 'For Campaign In Naugatuck, Oct. 8 To Nov. 11 I.icuu-nant James F. Wood, 2S, ivho li'l't with the 102nd Connecticut National Guard in March, 19-U, has | Carl N: Moore, publicity director of the b-m killed in action according to I footWL . a , lant _ has b word i-eci'ivcd by hin mother, Mrs, 1 Krurim Ol.-iun. M John street, Union City, this morning, ilrs, Olson In-art! of Km casualty from her *nn's wif.-. the former Myrle Blckey of Jiicksunvilt,-, i''u., where- she now K-Sl ' L-'nited States Rubber Co, named chairman of the War Fund campaign that wili be held in Naujja- tuck October S to November 11. Xo quota for the campaign has beer, set as yut, and a meeting of the cjuota committee that will be- Vu iN-'-iils wcrp enclosed except' holcl in thc nonl> - uu "' e . U ''U decide th.v. th,i local officer was killed J annolm-ed" 1 """'''' Ch ""' m ' ln ~ M °°'"" is as .Honorary chairman, Wai-dor. Loo J. Erophy, Chairman, Carl N". Moore. Treasurer, Hllding OUon. Secretar.y, Miss Irene Squires. Genera! board: Harry L. Carter. Lewis A. Dibble, Rev. MonsK. J. J, p.cv. Edu-nrd R.-Hancu, ously r,po,U-d missing In action. < -T ho . com P'«o committee U. VAn.il had spent 10 months! s ' in the South Pacific theater of.' wnr, and returned Cor reassign-j merit to the Status In April, 19-13. with the ratinji of sergeant. He wan . unsigned to Officer Candidate school and commissioned about a 5'ivts ago. H" was in Naugatuck April last for .ii'Vi'rnl day. nnd went over-, sens shortly thereafter, . A gniclu<v of .St. Francis' school dm! Niuigatuck high school, he wji.i I'mploynd at the Fulton rr/ar-- kot .store un South Main street bu-! .'HIT IK- left with the 102nd. I'.'-Md'-s hiy mother ho had five .inters, am- of whom, Mrs. Catherine Shi-i'han, is u resident of Tollon il|'.l!U-l.-. Hi- is th<> 27th local .serviceman to tin. in World War II. Annual Alembic Family Outing Attracts 2,500 Over 2,-nn altf-ndfd the annual (lur.ily tm'ing <>( the Naugntuck (.'hcrr.k-al ,'uul Synthetic plants at Mndi-n park yesterday. Tho affair wis Np'in.idsvd by the Alembic u»- "miatidn, of which Oscar Blorn- 'iul.it is pi-.-Kidfnt. A beautiful Sop- tomhri- day hi-lpod to make the ''UiiiK one of the most succossl'u! 'vi>n:.s ever hf!d hy the plants. A varii-d program of sports, cn- "•'•Viinnicnt, d;incing and refresh- 1 mi-i-ts, wiili special features ti.«-•, siuvd .1 i;,-tl:< time for all employes) •'"«l tin- members of their I'amiilcM ; ' n 'l friends. li-'fiin- »tti>mling thc annual out- MK, thc pensioned members of thp • •I'.ijpmicij (,'hemical organlxation t'.'il at their tcnlh annual at Sullivan's Inn at 1 ''clocu. Among the members of ""•' WHIP arr William Tltley, Wll- n.ini Ken-. Thomas Baxter, Pal- H* ('"iini-.'ly. Charles Anderson, ausk l: '""'! |lliflti Onufrl Kockan- V»h'' y ' il!ll '" in " Pixtarelll, John r;',',, ' Cl .' r "' ll ' s M - Johnson, John Vin* 1 ."' w '"' rirn O'Connor, Joseph i. and fvtpr Qulnn, festivities of I ho outing bo- ;>l " IL - m. and continued "Kh d p, rn. xhc following wa XPOI-IS program for the day: (| ;' !r '"''"n'« events. 1:00 p .m. Un" cr the direction " GREAT BRITAIN Otrmont ttill holding out d«. tpil« fl v « i»lgo-htiv« hod n«conary time for dimolilion and mfnino. In A Iliad hand ~mo y to ' Allied-hold, but of tmall capacity and trill on- ropairod. n Allied control and probably approaching poak capacity. CHERBOURG— Captured Sept, 13, by British aftor 36 hourf fighting. Of Mm- until lato Oc- lobor. Alliod-hold—not uiabl* while Naiit control mouth of Loire River. No official information—may bo hold 'by French, Lt. Gen. Brereton's Men Are Driving Through Rear Of Nazi Lines To Join British Second Army, 5 Miles Away Estimates On Town Hall Work A waited IncrcNisingly important as winter approiichcs uro tlm various battles being fought; f;tr Ix'himl the front lines between Allied forces and Nu/i units left hehl.-id in a number of vital port cities. These localiv.od struggles, bitter anil prolonged, arc gaining in intensity iis the Allies altuck repeatedly and tlie Germans try to hold until bad wcuthur sots In. Strategic reason for tlie sci'-saw battles is tlie supply question. Up to the present, ||ir> Allied services of supply hiivc performed u supcrli. job. chiefly over "open benches; However, as wintry gales pound these spots, bad weather may for periods prevent completely tlie use of these makeshift "ports." Indicated on the tfmp ulion: is the slnttm of these vital "isluml.s of ri-'sistancc," (International) CAUL N. IVlOOKi: Chairman Rev Arthur P. \Vhittomoi-L-, Jr., Lewis, Harris Philip E, Rice, Harold Chittondcn, Clarence Austin, \ViiiIlukl S, Withorwax. Theodore Kusscll. George Shamlian. C. K. Wutrerfleld,. Advisory conimittuc: Harold P. Raid win, William G. Boies, George T. Froehlich. William H. Moody, V. N. Peterson, Clarumont I. Tolliis, Hilding Ol.son, Stella M. Mc- C'fmn, -Milton B. J_ent. Publicity committee: Harold Bur- re.ll, chairman. I^abor-Managcirient committee: Army-Navy "E" Star For U. S. Plant Award To Local Industry Announced By Under- Secy. Of War Patterson LATE Continued on Page 3) Outing Of State Guard Here Is A Splendid Success ° ' ric'r. V, " m ' O r Robert Spen- Em" IS-, 1 '''t'Sl .Bag race, egg race. 00 yard olds. — ,n. GeorKO Tom r.ynch. Bert Scullln, ;ir stamps. cctinn SI!S j lr "' 1>itrll l n *f- Under dlr- " "i Clhyton r-fou.ieknecht. •in' ,.„ tf '"''nami>nt. Under dlrcc- tv u "" ri ' : f'Wald. c«io" 0<: r ''""'"""lent. Under dir" 0' f,ec Steinlo. . m ' lcci tournament. of /''rank J ; to; 'Ws took part. '"'"" "<-''-ritM. Softball throw- fontost for distance. Prize: lion Under direc- Deparl- Tho 3rd Battalion, state Guard outlnf at SchildKCn's Grove was attended by about 200 members of thc various Kuard units. Thc ffrovc took on a very military appearance with the Stars nnd Stripes flying proudly over the heads oC many niiin In uniform. The Fit/. Luck shoot was one of the first shooting events and was enjoyed by those who HUe rifle, it 1:< a shoot that requires no skill, as the shooting; is done at a target \vlh no hullscye. Tho 22 caliber pistol match winners were: Lt. J. Hn.rtir.pr, Naujra- tuck P.aiifrcrs, ticore R2; Lt. J. Thompson. Nnufratuck Uanscrs, scor-c 8.1; First Sgrt. J. CPichulo, iN'aurraUick.Ranprers, .score 73. The -15 caliber pistol match 'winners wore: Corp. Husky. Co. H, TorriiiKton. score 81; Yt. Hartlnp, nt championship. Re- Xaujratuck Ranjjers. score 30; Pfc. The United States Rubber Co. footwear plant has been notified by Under Secretary of War Robert T. Patterson of the award of a star L'or its Army-Navy "E" banner, it was announced here today. Under Secrolary of War Patterson slated in his telegram that i tlie award was made on the basin of thc U. S. Rubber Co.'s splendid continuing record in thc production of vital war materials. Carl N", Moore, public! ly director of the footwear plant, stated that it is expected that the new banner with Us "1C" and star will be placed on the company flag pole here in the near future. There will be no forma! ceremony to accompany raising of thc i new flag, it was indicated, ; , This is the second star award announced here in thc past few days, the Kisdon Manufacturing Co. having also won Ihu citation from, the iiiivy for its continued fine record in war production. MORE AIR TItOOrS LAND t London, Sept, IS—(UP)—Big scale ait'-bornc operations continued in Holland this aCtcrnoon, according to Allied headquarters. Gliders carried in troops and heavier equipment, while bombers dropped supplies, —~oOo KL'SSIAN JlKE/kKTILrtOUGH By United Press—The Gor- inans admit the Russian* have scored » miijor breakthrough „„ tlio IJnltlc front. Radio Berlin SII.VN tlie I£od army him driven dwp Into tin; Nil/I linns around the port of lUgn, capital of Lut- viu. surroBTS ROOSEVELT Lieut. Warner Picked As A Bomber Pilot Naugatuck Airman Will Command His Own Four- Engine Liberator Plane W. J. Megin, Inc., Receives Plans And Specifications In Regard To Changes Warden Leo J. Brophy announced today that the plans arid specifications recently completed by Architectural Engineer Henry Mocckel, Sr., on thc Town Hall building, i and which recently were fully ap-j proved by State Fire Marshal Ed-| ward J. Hickey, today had been turned over to the firm of W. J. Megin, Inc., so that estimates on the necessary changes in the structure may be compiled and submitted to the Board of Welfare here. Fire Marshal Hickey recently closed thc .theater section of thc building as a place unsafe for public assembly, and. ordered a number of changes, made before Ijc would again--allow it's uso as 0»: auditorium or assembly place. Mr. Moccke! has conducted an extensive probe of all safey factors of the building a.'ong lines indicated by Fire Marshal Hickey and his results including plans and blueprints have met with the full approval of the state official. Fire Marshal Hickey, however, j has placed a definite ban on the use of the stage in the theater, for] Frank Baukus of 53 Spring street, anything except in connection with | died Sunday evening at her home, the showing of motion pictures, so | after a long illness. She was born Small Boys Are Rescued From Perilous Point Three small boys, not one more than rive years of ace, were rescued from a perilous spot on tlie hunk west of thc Naujfiituck high school on .Sunikiy afternoon, by a pas*. ing motorist. The youngsters who evidently hud started to climb down' the steep bank, from Fairview avenue, pro- cresKcd a good part of the way down toward Hillside avenue, but reached a point where they could not get down or up. They were in great danjrer of falling nnd being seriously Injured until their plight was noticed by a passing motorist, who stopped his a>r, stnd climbing "over the rockN, took each of the hoys n his arms nnd clamhercd down to safety. The youngsters were much too small to be carrying on alone in thc ircu, it \VJLS suited, and apparent luck of parental supervision might huvc resulted In a tragedy or serious Injury. Mrs. Frank Baukus Passed Away Sunday At Her Home Mrs. Antonia Baukus, 58. wife of no more shows, graduations or anything ir. this line can again be held there. Tho Town Hall building, Warden Brophy stated today has been found to be in excellent condition considering its 6-1 years, .and few of the changes advocated by in Xaimjestis, Lithuania, and had resided in Union City for 35 years. Mrs. Baukus was a member of the Daughters of Lithuania of Naugatuck. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Francis Egan of Oakvillc, and Mrs. Harry Double Push Is Being: Made To Trap Thousands Of Germans on Page 8) Air Spotters To Hold Outdoor Event Continued on Page 3) Joseph C. Raytkwlch. Jr., announced thnt thc Naugatuck air spotters' group will hold a pot-luck i outdoor picnic next Sunday- at' the Raytkwich farm on Millvillc H venue, Mr. Raytkwlch states that the final plans for' the event will be made during the week and that full details nf the committee in charge will be announced at a later date. Thc air spotters held a picnic some weeks ago and thc event was so successful that a like event was" scheduled for ntrtct Sunday, September 2'lth. . , ' Portland, Ore., Sept. 18—(.UP) —The Oregon Journal, one of the largest newspapers on the Pacific . coast, has announced support of President Franklin D, Roosevelt in his campaign for. a fourth term. ' —__oOo • DKIVJS COMPLETED (Special to The Xcws) Maxwell Field, Ala., Sept. 38— Among those recently completing the nine weeks pilot transition training course on four-engine Liberator bombers here is 2nd Lt. George Adna Warner, Jr., of JlG Hillside avenue; Naugatuck, Conn. .-Lieutenant Warner was handpicked by Army Air Forces experts as having the qualities needed to become n commander of four-en- gined battle-craft, and his training lias been ns complete and thorough as the AAF Training Command can make it. By United TresH—Allied patrols have finished lilu/.lng the trail for tho vital Lrdo supply roiul from India into Cliinii. Southeast Asia headquarters announces that »n Allied unit has completed General Stllwcll's drive across Burnm by crossing the bordur into wc.st- orn CiXna. , AMERICANS ADVAXCE Hose Go. Outing- Committee Meeting: The outing committee of the Naupatuck Hose and Hook and Ladder Co. will meet tonight at the flrchouso at S 'p. m., Nordhill Nauges, chairman, announced this- morning. Plans for the outing will be mode. Assisting Mr, Nauges arc Lt. John Phillips, John • Weaving, .Tames Sullivan, and Frank Mules- It y. Fire Marshal Hickey are necessary | Bergen, Jr.. of Naugatuck; three in connection with the daily con-' duct of the building except as it relates £o the auditorium section. Warden Brophy indicated Fire Marshal Hickey's suggested changes mainly are in connection with modern safety as it relates to public assemblage sons, Victor nnd 'Alex: of N and S-Sirt. Francis Baukus. U. S. Army, stationed at Camp Cook, Calif.: two grandchildren; nnri a sister. Mrs. John Simkus of West Haven. Thc funeral will be held Wednesday at S:30 a. m, from thc Buck- Tile borough head stated that j miller funeral home, 22 Park place, little, hns been found wrong with ( to St. Mary's church where a sol- the roof portion of the bulding,! emn high Mass will be celebrated and the three inch out-of plumb of i -it fl o'clock. Interment will be in ALLIED SKY TROOPS REPORTED TO HAVE MADE SECOND LANDING American Forces Fighting Inside Germany Have Scored New Advances (By United Pros;-) The Allied air-borne army is making headway in its Invasion of Holland. Lieutenant General Ererton's forces arc hacking their way through the rear of German lines toward a. strategic junction with the British Second Army. Fl^t reports say the two armies arc less than five miles apart in the Eindhofen sector of Holland. Tbc British, spearing deeper into Holland, arc reported seven miies inside the frontier ni the double push to trap thousands of Germans along gthc Dutch Belgian border. As the spectacular invasion of. Holland 'moved into its second day the Allies arc reported dropping powerful reinforcements iHto the flooded Dutch lowlands. Officially, the entire operation s been blanketed by strict censorship for reasons of security. A communique merely says the invasion of Holland is poing well in he critical first 2-1 hours. But theTe is no doubt that the -real: airborne army would accoro- h its objective of teaming up vith the British Second Army in a lirust toward the northern end of be already punctured Siegfried no. First reports tell of a minimum f Nazi opposition. And the Amer-~ icans overran several towns, bridges and canals. However, despite the initial gains, ihe Germans are warning the people of Holland that the Nazis plan to hold their country at all costs, the walls of the building probably was caused years ago by thc use oC thc auditorium for basketball games. Fire Marshal Hickey expressed himself ns greatly pleased with thc co-operation he had received from W .1 r d e n B:-ophy, highly St. J«mcs' ccme.ysry. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 10 p. m. and Tuesday from 2 to 30 p. m. SELLING LAND Ey United Press—Afcicrican in- vasiori forces continue to strengthen their three new invasion landing in the Philippines theater. An American radio correspondent reports .that our Marines have seized the .highest hill on Peloliu island in the Palau group in a frontal attack, '. Washington,' Sept. 'IS—(UP) — Trio Wai- department has begun fretting rid. of the more tha'n 22,000,000 acres of land it acquired for army uso. Thc department-'already has disposed of well over 1,000,000 acres it no longer needs— and an additional 73,000 acres aro Up for immediate sale.. The total land area is almost the size oC Wew England. (Continued on Page S) First Word Received By Parents From Sgt. John Hadzega Mrs. nnd Mrs. E.'ias Hndzcga, 332 Cherry street, received a post card this morning from their son, Staff Sgt. John Hadzega, who was made n prisoner of wnr after a combat flight over Germany June 20. 1 This i as the first word that they have rc- I c'eiveU from him since he w.-vs shot i down, and imprisoned in Germany. Thc post card allowed only a short message—saying that he wns "fine," that they cooked their own food, which they got from thc Germans, nnd that the Red Cross supplies them with many other thinjis that they need-—but was Very heartening and welcome .to the sergeant's parents. Military Masses' Solemnized For Three Local Soldiers A record number of family members, friends nr.d acquaintances filled St. Hedwig'? R, C. church to cnpacily on Saturday where military Masses were solemnized for three Naugatuck soldiers who lost their lives recently fighting for Democracy on the war fronts of the wi^rld. Thc Masses we're for Pfc. Grabowski, 28' School street, who was ki'.led in France, nnd Pfc. Henry Nowocinski, 61 Hoadlcy street, and Pfc. Henry Rykowski, 2-1 Lines Hill trcet, both of whom were killed in Burma. Rev. Stanislaus F. Nalcwajk. pasior. Rev, John S. Win.int. assistant pastor, and Rev. Edward Radzcvich of Seymour celebrated tne Masses. Commander Gaston Adams of .he Veterans of Foreign War was n charge of I he military program at the church, and with Fred (Continued on Papc S) Funeral Tuesday Of Mrs. Edward Mehigen At St. Francis Church Mrs. Catherine (Moove) Mehigcn. 3-1. wife of Edward Mchigcn. died Saturday afternoon al her home, 35-] Scott street. She was born in Surviving, besides her husband. arc a daughter, Caiherine; a'broth- e:\ Tcrrcncc Chism: and Xwo sis- ici-s, Mrs. Frank Smith and Mrs. Roy Smith, both of Xaujratyck; and scvor.il nicfces and nephews. Thc funeral will be hold Tuesday al S:30 a. m. from the Buckmiller funeral home, 22 Park place, to St. Francis church at 9 a. m., where a solemn high Mass' will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. James' cemetery, Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 10 p. m. Local Soldier Is Promoted Sgt Ha.lzega, who attended Nau- B urkc. former' department gatuck high and the 'Bridgeport mander of the V. F. W.. trade school, was employed at the VVatcrbury Tool Co. before he entered thc service. He has been overseas since April, 9-1-1, and \vas a member of a B-17 '• —1VJ((| 1hr Hiniii r»f F:ill In (lie njr, lUniT* rind linn Hie menu nt ,Ii>rf'H KfNtiiiirniit, Clitirrh -Ktt-r<-i. ki-nm pure wltli tin- «• c u I li c r cluinin-K, — Adv. —K.-tnli.-H-l'N Cdtirrh H(r«'»'(. U froitiir- inir 11 hiMinlirul rholri- «f Ku-i>n(i>rK, sliirls nnd all t|>i> »s«Hs Tor (In- \v ( -ll ilrrxMnl \vnuiiiirK w n r il r o l> c,—Ailv. presented thc flags used at the services to members of thc families. Thc detail from thc Naugatuck Rangers wns made up of Ranger (Continued on Page S) (Special to Thp With U. S. Army Forces in Bermuda, Sept. IS — Private First Class Charles Konovage of Union City, Conn., has been promoted to the grade- of Technician fifth grade, it has been announced by Brigadier General Thomas H. Jones, commanding; general of. the Ber- —Sl«>i> drinviuni- .vonrwir In « (iil)fiil of work. Si-mi Dip lainnlry to Sli:ilr{<- l.ux. Cull Wlliy. .-.-llfiH for wrvir<> (Inn will |>lo;i M > you, Urlvor will rail.—Adv. muda Base Command. Corporal Kopovape. the son of Mr. ;;nd Mrs. 'Chivrlcs Konovajfc, "1 Curtis* street. Union City, has been in the service two and one half years. He is a Naugatuck high school graduate, —Wbrn .vou ililnk or mnfcli*, iliink or .llrtrn Mvixlo Mnn. XX Clnirrli Mr.vl i.lnvt iiuiklr. ri-rnMlti. rtr, Jntnril our Ktitinl Clnli? H'liy not ludity?—Adv.

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