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Vol. LXVIII, No. 220 ESTABLISHED 1885" 'A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Cloudy Tonight Full Deport On Page « WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, -1944" Leased Wire Service of the United Presp Price Three Cents British Are Naugatuck's Business Growth Is Found To Be far Above Average General Merchandise, Food, Apparel And Drug Sales At Record Point As Sky Army Drive Gains Total Retail Business Here 7SCo Higher Than It Was In "Normal" Year 1939 ADDED EXPANSION OF MARKET LOOKED JOE. AFTER THE WAR Natfgatuck Soldiers Meet On The 'Canal Food Bill Here S133.00 Per] Person Against National! Corporal Average Of $128.00 (Spi-clal TII The.' >VwsJ New Yuik, Sept. 20---How doos Naiiuuiuclt spend its retail dollar';' What quality of market Is It? Him- dot's its business progress cu.'iipaii- with that of other cities? Tfux- questions, of interest to mer- c'cindiser.N and advoi'tist'rs, arc an- swcrril fully in the latest Sales .V.'tn.'i<t-:m'nt survey. Niiugatuck. it is found, contrib- utvs much iiiot-e than its quota toward producing America's largest ri'"ail market—food—which reached a vi.i|uiiu - ut' $17 billion luat year, cquivaK'.it to $12(J per person for thi; natiini. The local food bill \vas S'J.!'-2.ii(ni. .^-presenting S1S3 per person. Similarly, the business growth of ..Vauv/nuclt since- "HSf, the last "normal" year, compared with that of othei'"e~Uos, IM ihtlloatud by i hi: more rapid expansion ot Us ("l.'il rt'tfill busine.MH, \Vhllv the L'aitecl States as ;i whole was ex- I'ri ii-ricing an increase from S*12 billion In If'St) to SU3 billion in \'M», a rise df DO pec cent. .VuiKatiu.'k went from ,•?•!,y05.000 to 5».U12,OUU, a j'.'iin of 75 pe: 1 cent. Iiii[>iovfment was shown by Nau- KMuck in the period in all four major retail divisions. Sales of l.iixl k-rr u- from $I,-I3Y,pOO to $2,922,- iiOn, gpm:ral merchandise sales rose frt'ia ."-2-t-I.OO Oto $,'01.000, apparel .'i-o.-.'i ii'.M.OOO to .Sr>7(',000 and drills fi-ntii SU^H.OOO to S'IUO.000. K.\l>,insion of this market is o.x- pi-<:t>-ii after the war when the lan.v local savings, resulting from ;.'(>,iti-r incomes and t'ron\ present :n;i!fi!ity to obcain iriaiiy will Hnil an outlet. E, W. Gesseck Tells Of Talking to George Baylis And 'Bill' Benson The News today received a very interesting '.otter from Corporal E. U". Gesseck ot' the United States Army, Naugatuck soldier, who is stationed with a hospital unit or. Guadalcanal. The local soHlier expresses his appreciation for the leather memo book sent to him by The News, and lells of recently meeting Gcorg-e Baylts and "Bill" Benson, two other local iey;dents, the firs;' 11 Marino veteran, Uic other with a long military record with the Army. Corporal Gesseck tells of receiving The News and how much it means to a soldier far away from his home town. His very newsy letter tells of "Jack" Benny and "Bob" Hope visiting the 'Canal— and notes recent -i^iovies he has i .-een. his crack baseball team and j A PARIS the interest of the soldiers In the I " American league legion To Honor Sergt Kowalewski Here Tonight ('''imnand^r GeOi'KC Lewis today wiui'sli'il that all members of the AriiiTn.'aii f.cKion post and utixil i.n-y ,-i.-i,':i:[iiti|c ncfif the Fitx^-erah rtir.'-ral h<>mi- r>n North Main stiV-e liniuht at 7;.'iO o'clock to pay hon or lo Si'i-L'i'ant John Kowalewski ^' S. Air f'Vjrci? rnomber who w/us 'dli'-'l in an airplane accident las week HIT tin. coast of Florida. ^fi-^' v ant Kowale'.vskl's body was- srh.'dnliMl to arrive In NauKatuch "n Tuesday, but the train was dn- Inyd 'J.| hcuirs In Washington citio to a iwi.shoiit of £ho tracks in that fH'-a. It arrived here at <l:0i o'clock 'hi* fri''rninx. ^''''i" funeral will be held on Tliurxflay afternoon. Cominander Lewis asks that m;ir.y iMfniln-rs of the post and •'iiixiliary ,-IH possible a.sHcmblc tn- tc, pay honor to the Jost air- Rutherford B^ Hayes Won Presidency . By Only One Vote current red hot baseball race, ' The Icltur is dated Cuadalc-.i-.nl, Si.'ptembor M, which would indicate remarkable mail service fiom the .South 1'acific to jk'augittiick. Corporal Gusseck's loiter is as follows: Somewhere in Guadalcanal September 1-1, ID'H. Dear Sirs: Very late this morning the mail clerk handed me a very unique i letter. Looking nt it more closely I found, much !o my surprise, .Vn.ii prat tick Daily "Vows on the fi'int of the envelope. Couldn' imagine what the contents could be so without further delay I tore open the envelope and grop around 1 found a small memo book -. AMSTERDAM HAARLEM OUSSEIOO.F GERMANY Flowers For A Liberator Tim daring cunihnicn to drop armies on Holland from tin: sky to lay uprii the flut lands of north' Germany for an Invasion around tile Siegfried liiu- foru drive on lierlin rapidly progresses. In the upper map the gvmiral pattern Is prt'si:n(«tl. Following ilic airborne. invasion (1) Tillinrg. ICindhovi'ii nnU'">ri.in]i'gi:n arc reported captured ami some 21) villages freed. Some sky-men are said to have' lundod mi the const n.f n .sort of hlocliiidi; :ind the direction of the eventual swing Is expected to In; above the line In the direction of Ariihem. In the lower map .some of the first important detail* of the ruld arc shown. The British 2nd Army luis formed a .junction with the nirlnirnc troops north of .Kindtiofcn mul possession nt "Vijniegen in given great. Importance because of ItH strategic position hut) a few miles from Uio German border. (International) They've Begun To Turn The Upper End Of Siegfried Line; Hard Fighting In Nijmegen There's something about :i soldier that s»;ts the ladies—:ii)d this tiny tot in Velfintfen, Lnxemhourp, is no different than her sisters all over the world. As soon us the Vault entered her home 1 town she rushed forward with a floral offering. Si^-iinl Corps photo. (International) Fine Parley Of Service For Veterans Mrs. Ford Wulfeck In Coni- prehensive Talk At Meeting Held At Fire House \ So close was the election be- i-r.n Hayes and Tilclon that n t-loctorril vote of flft«nn «»vi-rnnicnt ol'l'lelals was neeil- '''I Id decide the winner. Hayos w '« chosen the winner by "fin vote. Tin- right to vote and to Worn ourselves is an Amci'l- '-' ; i"> hi'rit-iire that we must •"'"•p. To do that buy all the '""ids that your pocket will tot you. _Thi; i-fci,rd of results wins •VMVS Want Ads votos i't'om wryont, . t •^l-Ml, OVi:i;SK.\S XMAS fill'TS HKI--OKK OCT. 13TII (Continued on Pafe 8) Naugatuck Fire Chief Is Rotary Speaker Tonight Chief John J. Sheridan of the Xaiifratuck fire department will be r.he speaker tonight at the regular weekly mooting; of the Nau- fc-attick Kotary Club at SI ration's Restaurant in ^i\.i-\i Place at C o'clock. Chief Sheridan's' address will be on "The Present and Future' oC iVauiratuck's Fire Service" and is expected to present a very interpretive picture of the fire fight- ! Inj? situation, past and present, ' here. ; The attendance at Rotary last ' week was one of the best in many months, with only five members absent. Midshipman C. Lester Wlfrsrles- worth of the U, S. Naval Academy at Annapolis was the cucst of his father, G. L. Wip^losworth, at the meeting- of Rotary here last week. Last week's mcelin^.' of Rotarj- ,vas addressed by District Governor Ellis Thayer and proved one of the most interesting meetings n many weeks. Blood Plasma Unit Coming Here Oct. 19 Registrations May Be Mad Now At Red Cross Chap ter On Church Street Oscar Wedin Lodge Weets Thursday Members of Oscar Wcdin lodge, 6S, wll! hold n meeting nt Odd Fellows' hall on Maple street, Thursday, Sept. 21 at S p. m., it was announced this morning. All members sesnion. arc urged to attend the nib fill _ S|,.|, ilriiwuliiK .vmirHi-lf In MI-' ivorli. Si'firt II"' luii'iilT H> Mlmlrtl- I,HN. Coll U'lli.v. 5-IIIIR lor «ITV|I'I- llnil ivll'l jilniii- Mm, J'rlivr ho Mobile Blood Plnsma. Uni will make its ninth visit to Nau gatuck on Thursday, October the Naugatuck chapter, Amei-ica.i Red Cross, announced hero today. Headquarters ' as usual will be the Casualty Center at the Y. M A. here, it was also indicated today by Red Cross officials. The ouoUi for the next visit ol the Blood Plasma Unit will be between 225 and 250 pints, and it is expected that as in the.past. Naugatuck will reach its allotment with case". Not once in the past in eight trips of the unit here, it is stated, has there been any doubt of Naugatuck's ability to reach its set quota and this fine record is expected 1 to be maintained for the deration of the war. Red Cross officials stated today that in order to roach the set quota on October 19, that it will be necessary to have a registration of at least 300 Naugntuck residents, nbout the same number as registered for the last bloocl donor donation here some weeks back. Registrations are now being accepted at the Red Cross Chapter House o'n Church street, and may be made by telephone or a personal visit. Local Workers Save House On Woodbine Street Kmployrs of the Nuilgatuck Street Department lust Saturday prolmhly suved a house OTI Wiodhlne Mn;el, frcoi being seriously damaged by n tree felled In tho recent hurricane. A large trei> in tin; urea weakened In the Htorm, fell directly toward th<; house being held up only by electric light wires, that rapidly began to weaken under tho terrific strain. A hurry will was sent out Into In the day for help and Warden I-<.'o Uropliy, with Superintendent, of Streets Mnrnlil Murtha and a corps of ivo/'kcr.s .soon were 'on tho .scenr, ivnd. removed the tree before It dropped down on the residence. A' splendid meeting of the members of the "Service for Veterans" vas held last night in the parlor of-'the Naugatuck fire house with about '10 persons present, including more tha.n 30 representatives of local organizations holding memberships in tho society. The meeting was opened by Afiss j Helen G. Moroney, who presented i Clarence E. Jones, director of the ' "Service for Veterans" who gave ; a short talk 1 before presenting the '. principal- spoakor of the evening, j Mrs, Ford Wulfeck, office admin- j very comprehensive picture us it istrutor of the organization. Mrs. Wulfeck in her talk gave * relates to returning war veterans and the aid that they can and will receive in their efforts toward rehabilitation nnd resumption of j their normal place in civilian life, j Allan Tra.sk assisted Mrs. Wul-| feck in presenting typical qiies- Twin Boys Born To Naugatuck Couple At St. Mary's Twin boys were born to Sir. nnd Mrs. Frederick Mowrey, •Jr., of 84 Rockwell avenue at St. Mary"s hospital . last night, the first boy arriving at ; 10:50 :iind; the', second.,'Jad^.ut 10:5*. ' " ' The 'two youngsters, \Vaync Albert and Gary .Frederick, weighed ';» lot-i) of Jl pound* and thrrc ounces. Sir. Mowrey is employed hy the U .S. Rubber Co. His wife is the former Mittidc Fnivrc of Brooksido, Penna. Mother and twins were reported "doing fine" this morning. LATE u J GERMANS FACE DISASTER By United Press—The German army remnants jr. the Baltics soon may be chopped into three parts by advancing Rod army forces. The relentless Russian smash into the Baltics heralds the crumpling of the whole German front from the G'jlf of Finland to the approaches of the East Prussian frontier. FLOODS; XE\V HURKICAXE By United Press—Low-lying- communities in eastern and ccn-. tral Virginia are threatened with flood today from three different rivers. A late bulletin from the New Orleans weather bureau warns that a new tropical storm has developed In the Gulf of Mexico. 'It is now about 580 mile* south of Pcnsacola, Fia. The storm_iK reported moving west, northwestward ut 10 «o 13 miles an hour. JAPS' CLAIM Clark Addresses Executive Heads Of War Fund Here The executive committee of the Naugaluck War Fund was nd- dnn'scd by Donald Clark, assistant Director ot the Connecticut St.-ne War Fund, Inst night, regarding •Jie execution of the 194-1 campaign in Naugatuck. The meeting was .... . held in the Chamber of Commerce tiony a returning voteran may ask, i rooms, and. their correct answers. The speaker indicated also that a survey of o.ll facilities in Naugatuck, for serving the many needs of returning servicemen, is now being conducted by "Service for Veteran." Mrs. Wultcck's talk included the By United Press—Radio Tokyo claims a "new Japanese advance hrealcninR- to engulf the most forward base of the American Ai<- Force in eastern China. oOo— HEADS tEGrOX AUXILIARY Chicago, s^t, 2(V—(UD—Mrs. Charles B. Gilliert of Norwich, Conn., lias IKH.-JI elected president of the Aineric^in Uccioii auxiliary. | Films and recordings were used ; to give a vivid demonslnuion of j the work of the various agencies I which arc serving our fighting : men and alleviating the suffering of our wav-torn allies. Mr. Clark . also displayed samples 'of pictures ! that, will be available so that the work'of the War Fund will become ; sufficiently well understood to mer- 1 it the generous support of all townspeople. Those attending were: Miss Irene Sgt/s Body Arrives This Morning; Funeral Tomorrow following: -."Reen-.ploymcnt and rehabilitation of the veteran has two important factors involved: First, the physical aspect of the situation re- _ _ __ quires that th"ro be jobs to which j Squires, Miss Stella McCann, Hi'.d- is drawn on the Bank ot Shanghai, it-War ing Olson, Harold'Chiltenden,.Vic- and apparently is printed on bank tor Peterson, Harold Bur.ncll,' Ed- note paper, similar to-that used for Letter Received From PFC Sovia, Wounded In Burma Mrs. Anna Sovia of Quinn street has received her first letter from her son, PFC Raymond Sovia, who was wounded in action in Burma some weeks ago, since the incident was oillcially reported. PFC Sovia who was very well known in Xaugatuck. staled that everything- was alright with him, but did not sny whether or not he had been back in the lines since leaving the hospital. The local soldier sent his mother o number of curios from the war zone inc!ud.':i- jnoncy from India. and a number of Japanese pieces of currency including one bill that American First Army Completes Encirclement Of Aachen ADOLF HITLER HAS TAKEN COMMAND OF BATTLE OF GERMANY Fighting- Remains Stiff Around Metz; Allies Gain Oil Italian Front (By Uniled I'res*} British armored columns in Holland arc hammering; out the northern and shortest route -to Berlin. They've fought their way into the Rhine city of Nijmegen, three miles from Ihc Nazi frontier, and now have beg-un to turn the -Jppci- end of the Siegfried line defenses. Kara fighting is under way in the city, but the Paris radio declares the Germans arc on the point of being- driven out. It also says the British have advanced five miles beyond Nijmegen, linking up with air-borne troops who are moving down from the Arnheim area or the far side of the Rhine. As the Allies move to bring the battle of. Holland to a quick fin- ish7 it's' revealed th"at" Adolf Hitler has taken pcraanal command of the battle of Germany. This news comes from British Field Marsha) Montgomery. And Montgomery says it's good news for the Allies. He describes Hitler as .1 a lunatic and says he is glad the assassination attempt against the Fuehrer failed. Further evidence that Hitler has taken over personally is seen in the fact that the Germans are counterattacking all along the front, from Holland down to the Moselle sector. In most cases those assaults, made recklessly, are being stoppcu. At the most, the Allies arc being slowed. In Holland for 'example, powerful Allied reinforcements still arc arriving and although the Nazis arc counter-attacking with heavy artillery and shock troops the assaults are ineffective. United Press War Correspondent Walter Cronkhito, in Hollajjd, says /Continued on Page S) the veteran may go. The Post Plnnniiig- Board, the Connecticut GOING TO WAB lli riill,— Ailv, Boston, Sept. 20— (.U. P> — Old-i trolley car rails which have been hidden beneath the surface of Summer street for 20 years arc goinp; to war, Boston Public Works Commissioner Georfrc G. Hyland estimated thai 50,000 pounds of rails could be salvaged from the old street car line, Funeral services for Sfft, John \owalewgki. of 3S1 North Main treet, who was killed in an Army 'ombcr crash last week, will be eld Thursday nt 2 p. m, at the Russian Orthodox church on Crown trcct in Waterbury. Rev. Peter >/.ubay will perform the funeral ites. A ffuard of honor will accord -ic dead soldier full military hours. The sergeant's body arrived early this morning after beihfj delayed •for over 24 hours, owing to a track washout near Washington, D. C. Sg't. Michael Bookie nccortlpanied the coflin. Friends may call at the Fitzgerald funeral home on North Main street today from 2 to 5 p. m. and 7 to 10 p. m. Burial will bo in Grove cemetery. Development Commission, the State Comn-.it.teo on Economic Development, the Connecticut Manufacturer's association and similar organizations are concerned with the physical aspects or post-war employment and are engaged;- in research work anu tn'c promotion of the creation of jobs to fill this need. "The second factor in the adjustment of the veteran is the "human engineering" aspect. A vct- ward Mtillci'. Clifford Teeple, Wil- | American legal currency. liam Buckley and Carl Moore. Continued on Page 3) Donald Munger Joins The Navy Recent enlistments in the United States Navy at the RecruilinR- Station, at Waterbury, included Donald W. Miuifcr of -M Ward street. .The new U. S. Navy member is expected to be called to active sci-- vice in tfie near itiiurc. New Voters To Be Sworn In Today At Town Hall PFC Sovia wrote that he is also ! sending a number of large articles I that he has been ab!e to collect in the Burmese theater of war. Former Chem.-Co. Employe Visits Here —Kiilihin-rK Cliurrli KfreH. Ix Cditur-; hit; n iMMinliriil r.hntci' of swi'Htcrn. . jikirlf mill nil tin 1 IIKUCCJ fnr tin- tvi'll: ilnwiril ivunmn'ii w n r (I r o l> p.—Ailv, —WJfh III* 1 WHIP of J-'.-iII In Ilir iilr. iliiHT* rinil thiil (hi 1 iiii'nu at ,li-rt"M JtfMtiiiiriinl, Church Mtn-rt. |;CI'I>M pure ivlih tl\o iv IMI I li c r chnnKi-s, — Adv. special monthly meetings last May, Selectmen, registrars of voters, and the town clerk will meet today from 5 to S p. m. at the court room to act on -12 requests from servicemen to be sworn in as voters. Other local residents arc also expected to take the oath at the session. To date the group has accepted GO servicemen through written applications as voters. The figure tonig-lit will make it over 100. Town 'Clerk Raymond J, St. John said that 103 absentee ba.HoTCs~Tia.vc been returned to date. Over 1,200 nave been sent out, along with ists of the candidate lineup* It is expected that over 600 new voters will have been made'alter today since the inauguration of Sgt, Patrick Foley. U. S. Army, former Naugatuck Chemical Co. employe, was a visitor in the borough today. Ho returned recently 'from overseas after 25 months. Sgt. Foley entered the service in April, 19-12, and after being stationed in Scotland, was shipped to the North African theater of operations, nnd thence to Italy. He stated that he saw considerable action while in the latter two localities. At present he is enjoying a 22- day furlough, returning to his home in New London after visiting here, and back to duty for reassignment. Three Sons Of Naugatuck Family Are Now Overseas The three soldier sons of Mr. nnd Mrs. Bernard Moran of North Hoa.dlcy street, arc now overseas with the United States armed forces, with two beinp stationed in Prance while the third and youngest of the trio is»in Xcw Guinea. Bernard and Joseph Moran. botli of whom went into the service the same day. are now in France with the American invasion forces. The youiifrcst of the brothers, Edward, who went into the service some months ago. is now stationed in New Guinea with an American unit. .All three brothers .arc in the Army, and all \vcnt'throuph their b;<sic training; ut various camps in the country. - —U'lH'n you think v of mitNir, llilnk of Moirn Music Mart. HX Chnrrli nirn>t tOiti-t nuiKlr, riTonlM, pic. .loimil mir Itoconl Club? \\tty not toa»>'.'—Artv, Sgt "Bob" Curran Now In France ScrR-cant Robert. J. Curran of the United States Army is now in France'and .is still looking for some of his Xaugatuck friends, many of whom are in that country also, a V-letter to Herbert' J. Churchill revealed here today. Sergeant C'urran is the son of Ml-, and Mrs. James .Curran of Bccbe street, snd is a former'Nau- K.-uuck Daily News carrier boy. The local soldier is a -'member of' the 2Clh Infantry Division Band. The remainder of his address is 3104S76G, A. P. O. 26, c-o Postmaster, New York, N, Y.

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