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Vol. LXVll, No. 221 ESTABLISHED 188JT ' 'A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community'' WEATHER Light Showers Full Report On Page Z THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1944" Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Winning Fight F iver Crossings Naugatuck Medical Corpsman Killed In Action In France September 2nd P. F. C. Frank Minuto In The Service For Two Years Without Furlough Lost Soldier Overseas A Year—Was With Original Invasion Forces LAST LETTER RECEIVED ONLY TWO WEEKS AGO Stated That Everything Was All Rig'ht—Told Of Red Cross Work Pnth ha* struck again among N.-i!ii;rituck members of the Armed KMIXVS uf thr nation, with the otll- i-iaT ri-['iirt today of the death in netion in Krancc of PKC Frank P. Miimtd, .son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul -Minuro o! 1 .1; Culver street. A tcli-gi'tim rcueivi'd from the War di'ixirtmont notitlucl the family '.hat I'FC Minuto had been Uillril in action in -Franco on Sep- t'-mln.-!' Inil. but no other detail* vvriv ivc'rivi-cl in regard to the fatality or whuru in Franco it took I>;.uv. i'KC .Minuto had been in the Army for two years and never re- oivi'd a furlough home. He had bpcn oviM.M-a-t more than a year anil was with the original Invasion force that wont into northern France Juno_G, The loHt soldier was a medical corpsrimn and 1st believed to have h.'rri killed going to the aid of one of Mis fellow soldiers who had been wounded in the front lines. I'FC. Minulo wa.i a member of IMth Infantry, "ncl Medical But- i.-ili-.m, an outfit thai had received the. presidential citation only a few wi'ck.s ago for its gallantry in ac- linn. At the same time he re- ci.-ivrd his promotion to private. filst ClJIHS, The soldier, who was only 2f years of age, was a strapping '> fc-iti;r who weighed 175 pounds, It W.-IM stated, He was a graduate of Salem .school and attended Xnti fMtu'-k High school, and was an rw;,!r>yi: of the Luvvl.t JSnglnr.-erlncr ('".. when he entered the swvicu Iwn years ago. liiwnlos his parents, he leaves four sisters. Jennie, Alice. M>ir- trnri.-t and Mary, all of N'augatuck. nni| one brother, Nicholas of Sey- nifnir. In Ills last letter home, received twfi w.-ek:-. ago, I'FC. Minuto Mtnt- t"l that everything was going along wry Wall, told of tho huMpl ttlllty of tin- l-Ynnch folk In the liberated fii>as and staled that when hu was In a fox hole at the front, thai. Street Dept. Worker Loses Four Fingers Michael McDonald In Accident While Removing- Trees FeUed By Storm Michael McDonald. 72, of South Main street, street department em- ploye, lost four finders in an accident this morning as he worked with the department in removing fallen trees, caused by the hurricane of last week. According to reports. Mc.Don- alU's; finders got caught in some manner us u pulley rope slipped, rind his finders were amputated down to the knuckle by a block and tacklu. The accident is said to have occurred on .N'orth Spring- street. Dr. Edwin Curran trealetl him, find he was taken, to St. Mary's hospital. r Rocket-Shooting Ship Fire On Morbtai British Said To Have Made Junction With Paratroopers Encircled By The Germans For 2 Days; Yanks Gaining Dense' Mtuokc covers this V. S. warship as It fires Hnlvixx of rockets into th<; ,Titp-lu:ld inland of Morotai in the llalmaherti'M. Although the island has not yet been completely captured .l>y our forces, only small segincMits of the enemy "re said to In; still rotMlng. Morotai will play an Important part UN ';i bitnc for impending notions ii^alnst Hie Japanese controlled Philippines, SiRiia Cor|)s |jhoto. (Internationul Sound;>liolo) Drive To Ruhr Gets Under Way Three Mentioned As Candidates For Democratic Posts . Od ("cuss fluid workers) came right Into the lines to servo hot coffee nnrl doutihnuts, Hi> is the 2Xth Nftugatuck 1101 vin-inan to lose his life in Woi'l War II. Naugruuck's political pot In connection with the national and state election in November, is beginning :o simmer a bit more briskly Ihcso clays with the first definite choices of the Democratic and Republican party, beginning to stand out against u. former background :>t merely surmises and idle talk. It is now definuilely indicaled in Democratic circles here that there may be at least three strong candidates in the field Tor the posts of state representative, offices .held the past two years by Republicans Willtam A. Painter and -Mrs. Anna Erk. One Democratic candidate for state representative is Joseph Kosko, well known local businessman, and especially strong in the i'hi»cl Ward seciion. Indications il was understood today, point very strongly toward Mr, Rosko With the lower niiiix; apparently knocked out as a Gorman defense line, the British 2nd Army, now linked with Allird airborne troops in Holland, pn-pnrcs for a ImmllnttK cracktliroii^li into Cfniiiiny anil the Kiihr, as lar^e arrow on map Indicates, Miini-wliere hctwcen Nij- nii'ffcn and ArnhiMii OVIT the lop of the !Sie)jfric<l lino, ftleanwhile paratroop reinforccnic^nts si.-ok to cut off Nazi forces at Rotterdam, Amsterdam and the Jliujui' although Gnrninns trapped In western Holland an- iM'jflnnintf counter attacks. To the .south, tlu> Itattle for and atlotlier Ithiiu- hrealithroiiu'li Is reported i toiitfli, (Intorniitioiijil) Local Soldier Writes From War Front Private JHarqld _F., JDopling Receives News Memo Book In Italian Sector Private Harold F. Pooling, Nau-- gatuck' boy on the war front jr. Italy writes to The News to state that the leather memo book, sent to him bj the paper has arrived- safely and that he appreciates it very much. Local Banker Will Report On Insurance Harold W. Roberts To Address Savings Bank Assn. Meeting- Saturday Harold W. Roberts, of Hillside avenue, secretary and treasurer of the Naugatuck Saving's Bank, will make a report on the progress of j Savings Bank Life Insurance in | Connecticut, to the Savings' Banks LATE Apparently, Germans Have Little Left To Stop British-American Thrust BOOSEVKLT RETURNS Washington, Sept. 21—(UP)— President Roosevelt has returned from his war conference with Prime Minister Winston Church- ji) at Quebec und has begun work on a political speech he will make from Washington on Salur^ day night. ——oOo SETTLEMENT INDICATED GENERAL PATTON'S MEN ARE WITHIN 6 1-2 MILES OF METZ Washington, Sept. 21—(CD— 1'rcsident Kooncvclt's appoint- mcnt of :in ambassador to the Polish eovcrnmcnt-in-cxilc indicates :i settlement Ijct^vt'cn Mos- coxv and the London Polish retime in prospect. Arthur Bliss I^ino-^-prcsciit ambuiisador to Colombia was named as the •<•»• envoy. Me becomes the first ambassador to Poland since Anthony Drcxcl Biddlc rcsijfned early this year. IIAKOLD W, KOJJKRTS The local soldier landed in North j Association of Connecticut at the Seaman Completes Aviation Machinist's Mate Course In Tenn, X'.'nnvin I-C Stanley J, Korowot- "X <>f ttif United States Navy, fi • »niii-r rrsident of Prospect .street, him completed a course 'tit the Avian,,,, Machinists' Mate school •I'^MiTiijihis, Tennessee. Hi' 1 Seal sailor was born in •»'<nJi;aiiifl<, attended NnugfUuck 1'i'tirmnar school rind Is a graduate of .N'.-iu^'fituck T-figh school. He ulna Httendi'd the State Trade School ••u Hriilj;(.fidrt and WHH employed " s ''i tool and die maker by Ihe ''• A,: Matthew Mfg. Co, of Scy- meur hetore entering the service. Si'.'irnan Korowotny has been In 'lit- .Navy since • December 23, 19<I3, 'in'! !•,(,;< his "boot" training at th i> S;impM(m. X. Y., Naval Training Center, He Is 21 years of nge. s QL'li:rtKI,S I.V CHIMNKY ^'"rth Amtover. Mass.. Sept, 21— (CPi —Thorn was a lot of smoke J't JamoH i>. Phelan's home—but ""; main trouble was with Mqulr- f"M.i. Firemon found that Ihe •''inirrels had constructed a nest '" 'hu ehirnnev, and blocked, the '"'i' I'laec.. draft. . ' i' 1 ..... 1'" Chiirdi iiri-i't. It fniliir- " ...... "Urill rhuli-i- nf Mt ..... left. • "nil i,|| ||, ..... „,.,„ tltr ,)„, ,,.,.|| I'll M'liii,!,,,-,, IV II r (I ]• O ll C,— AllV. receiving the nomination for one of the state representative posts. Two other candidates, each very strong, it is staled, fire George Lambgrt, veteran Third Ward .Democratic leader, a n.d Daniel Walsh of Olive street, a resident of the First Ward, and former Voters' Board Swears In 167 New Electors Here; Total So Far Is 578 Since May Continued on Page New Materiafls Needed For Local Fire Dep't-Sheridan In fin. ?i I'd dress before the Naugatuck Rotary club last night at a dinner-meeting, Fire Chief John J. Sheridun said that local fire department, although in bcttci condition than it ever was, still needs additional equipment, "if •modern methods are to be continued and expanded." Chief Sheridan also reviewed the history of the department, com Its pro-horse days, . and ils levelopmont through '.he years. He mentioned the sucvcy in 3D-IO by Warren Klmbri.ll o[ the Na- ional Fire Association, which ru- ulted 'in a recommendation for in aerial ladder truck', two pump- rs, a paid force of 14 mcn, N and ther measures for the department. The chief feels Ihnt the inclus- rie.s in town, as well as homeown- rs, ihoiild get the best of fire rotcction. since the progress and rowth of industry here has been cry rapid in the past decade. Fifty-One Servicemen Are Included In Group's Action Here Last Night lii-li Mm Ililtlk tit ninflf, Ililnk of Mi-lni Jliitlf .Marl. HK Clmrrli n(rw« lii'i'l iniitli 1 . rrciircl". rtr. .liiiiifil "iir lfi'onl Oluli? M'hy mil toiliijMf'—itilv. Selectmen, registrars of voters and the town clerk in a session last night swore In 167 new loca electors. 51 of them being service men and women. Or the civilian group G3 were women nnd 53 men The grand total to date since the inauguration of the .special monthly meetings last May' i's ;57S. The figure last night is another new record, having surpassed the number sworn in last month by 23.- Sixty-nine of the 116 sworn in perHonally were new residents in Niiugaluck—while 22 had been naturalized, and either took the oath fo." 'the first time or had established residence here. .-. The record for new voters made in a single year is 800^-in 193G. Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John feels that the mark will be surpassed by election Lime. The next meeting for the swearing 'in of voters wil! be held Saturday, Oct. a>lth, from 0 a. m. to 8 'p. m., Mr. St. John said, Women sworn in are.' Victoria. Scheithe, Betty Comito, Marie Vi- tclio, Florence Schrull, Mary Sunn, Thca Radwick Eveline Dominiczak, Jane F. Touhy, Rc&'inu Smith, Gcr- ruclc M. Coleman, Mildred L. Dooling, Angelina Tufanario, Mary C. Daikus, Rose Do Hippolytis, Susanna De Hippolytis, Sabina C. <loc, (Continued on Page 0) Enthusiastic Meeting Of "Talbot- For Congress" Club An enthusiastic meeting of the .newly formed "Talbol-For - Congress" club was held last night at the. Lift-The-Latch Inn in Middlebury, with representatives of practically every one of !.hc 37 towris and cities in the Fifth Congressional district present at the event. Congressman Joseph E, Talbot was the guest of honor at the dinner held in connection with the meeting and expressed his appreciation to the non-partisan group that has pledged its cffqrts toward his re-election. The congressman indicated his willingness to .engage in public debate with his Democrat campaign opponent, Peter Higgins of Tor- ringtor. who is being backed by. the C, If I. O. and Mr, Talbot also reiterated the charge ho made at'the ti.'iie of his nomination, that 'the Political Act.ton iComm.'fttee was prepared to put $-10,000.00 into the campaign to defeat him. Congressman Talbot also pointed out that while in 3042 he WHS al- owcd less, than $4,000 in his cam- Africa with the invasion forces in Novombe'r 19-12, and already has year of service in Italy. He state that he has yet to meet a Nauga tuck soldier or sailor and that th closest he came to meeting any one from home was when he note three Naugatuck name; in a Red Cross register but never succeeded in catching up with the owners of the names. He fails to state whose names these were. Private Dealing praises the grca job that Americans are doing in war production and writes that the lighting men will never lot tht home folks down. (Continued on Page 2) Joseph Stankiewicz, Union City Resident Died This Morning Joseph Stankicwicz of 31 Wood trcct died early this morning at the Lutheran home in Platls Mills. Ho was born in Poland and had been a resident of Union City for 33 years. Mr. Stankicwicz was formerly employed at the Eastern Malleable Iron company. Survivors include one son, Edward oC the U. S. Army, one sister, Mrs.'Joseph Tamsey, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Saturday at 3:15 a. m. from the Fitzgerald ,fun*ral home, 320 North Main street, to. St. Hod wig's church where a requiem Mass will be celebrated at n o'clock. Interment will be in St. James' cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral- homo Friday from 7 to 10 p. m. Hotel Griswold, New London, Saturday. September 23rd, ICM-I. Mr. Roberts was recently appointed a trustee of the Savings ] Banks Life Insurance Fund by Governor Raymond IS. Baldwin and has gained considerable knowledge of Savings Bank Life Insurance through the activities of the life insurance department of the Naugatuck Savings Bank, identified with -the Connecticut system. A tropical hurricane in the Gulf of Campechc has %veaUior experts baffled. The storm, last located about 5SO miles southeast of Brownsville, Texas, is reported to be moving southwestward at the rate of 12 to 15 miles an hour. Weather officials say the southwestward movement is most unusual, ar.d that they are unable to say where the hurricane will strike land. As a rule, tropical storms travel up the Gulf of Mcxica, going north, east or west, but rarely south.. Funeral Services Held Today For Sgt. Kowalewski The funeral of Sergeant John owalewski. 3S3 North Main street was held from Fitzgerald's funeral lome to the Russian Orthodox church in Wntcrbury this after- loon, with Rev. Peier Dzubuy rc- ci'Jngr the Inst rites. Burial was in Grove cemetery. Sgt. Kowalewski was buried with ull military honors, with a. guard if honor accompanying the proces- ion, The local flyer was killed Sep- cmbcr 1! after a plane crash in lorida, while returning to his wise in Elgin Field, Fla. Members oC the American Lc- iin and its auxiliary paid tribute o the sergeant :ast night. . Committee To Jeet Friday (Continuc'd on Pago 5) —IVIth II,i' Kimn i>f Vnn in ihc nlr, iIlniTK find Dial Hir menu nt Juft'* Ki'slMiirniU, Chnrrli mi-ret, kn>i>« liiH-c with Mm w c n I h o r rliiuiKfH, — Ailv. Spring St. Block Sold For $11,000 The committee in charge of the East Side Old-Timers outing to be Chief Specialist Kenney Spending Shore Leave Here Chief Specialist Charles Kenney, U. S, Navy, 212 Xorth Main street, has been spending a 30-day shore leave in the borough, after being stationed IS months in the Alaskan i theater of operations. Chief Specialist Kenney, whose rank is the sumo as a chief petty officer, was stationed ut Dutc Harbor from February, 19-13, fa the following thirteen months here he took pan in preparing- ih recreational and cntci'tainmen projrr;un for the U. S. Navy person nefnt that He was later transferred to AdoK hero a new center for the JCava Air Station thore had been built Basketball has a tremendous pop ularity in the North, he said, a the climate docs not allow mud outdoor sports activity. Other roc rcational activities supplied wur pool, table tennis, handball, squasl in the. sports program, with libra ries and movies offering added re lasntion. Chief Kenney said. While at Diitcli Harbor, he wns visited by Lieut. Russell Hughes also of the Navy, and at Adak he saw Pfc. Francis Cullcn, "sh before Doc was slated to return !o the States." In the Navy since December, 1942, when he reported at Norfolk to take a course in physical training, the North Main street sailor Allied Troops In Italy Have Scored Series Of Fresh Gains (By,United Press) The Allies arc winnir.g the bottle for the Rhine-WaaJ r:vcr crossings that lead— to northern Germany. British armored columns, aided by tank riding paratroopers, have drilled their way through Nijmeg- cn to win a vital bridge intact. Now they arc spearing northward to relieve paratroopers who have been encircled by the Nazis for the past two days. Berlin acknowledges indirectly thai such a junction has been made. A junction which will lead to a push into Germany and behind the Siegfried fortifications. The Nazi propaganda news agency D-N-B declares that a narrow passage of communications — to UBC : ita .• phrase-—has been established between the Allied forces at Nijmegen and Arnhcm, 10 miles lo the north. So far ihcrc has been no confirmation of this report. But there is liulc doubt that an Allied junction in force is imminmit, if it hasn't already been established. Berlin military spokesmen claim the link they mention is so thin that there is no question of a real front line, and the Nazis also say According to a warranty deed filed at the office of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John, Julia B. Smith of Walcrbury. and Mary L, Bergen and Anna, George P., and Frank T. Butwill sold . an apartment and business block on Spring street to Julia- and Stella Rozanski. Tax stamps on the deed show the sale price to have been abotil fll,000,' . " • ( hcicl next Sunday at Linden Park j employed by the American Brass hold it? finnl meeting on Fri- I Co. previously. Ho is a graduate day night al/8 o'clock at the Donnelly store on Maple' street. All members of the group arc asked to bo present as matters of importance in conn«:tion -with the event are to be acted upon N . lU jj atuck . having played UNDER ARREST Hartford, Sept. 21—(UP)— ANow Britain soldier is charged with stealing an automobile at .New Haven, Private Edward F. Wysocka is being held by state' police, who picked him up as he wns driving along the Berlin turnpike abou! an hour after the car was reported on the football warn while there. He will report to Bremerton, Wash., after completing his leave Tuesday. FATAL ACCIDENT Glastonbuvy, Sept. 21— <U P) — A stale highway department truck driver. Tgn.itz Ruff of Glastonbury, is being held on a technical charge in connection with the death of 16- tnonihs-old Gardiner. Po. lice said Ruffs truck i-an over Ihe child as she was" playing: near her home, Continued on Page 2j American Combat Casualties Reach Total Of 400,760 Washington, Sept. 21—(U P) — American combat casualties in this war, as oiiicially announced, have reached a total of -100,760, as, com- . pared with .389,125 a week ago. : Secretary of War Stimson announces that Army casualties through September 6th totaled 337,7-43, including 64,-IGS killed, 177,235 wounded 48.725 prisoners of war, and -!7,335 missing. Navy, Const Guard ;ind Marine casualties as announced today contributed 63,017 to the overall total. They included 25,152 dead, 23,807 wounded. 9,532 missing and -1,466 prisoners. » Of the Army wounded, 72,583 have returned to dutv. Naugatuck Sailor Finds Irish Are In Need Of Help Peter Mocckcl, electricians' mate, S-c of the United Slates Navy spent the wcek-c7id with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mocckcl of South Main street. The loral sailor has just returned from a trip overseas in which stops were made in Spain, France. England and Ireland. Electrician's Mate Mocckcl indicated that his unit was so busy during the stop in an Irteh harbor that they were nble to go ashore 'or only a few hours. The locnl sailor states that in Ireland there scorns to be but two classes, the rich and the poor, and he poor arc in a vory sorry state or food and clothing. Irish boys if 32 years of age and r.ndcr run errands and guide Americans \bout for a few pennies, he staged: Th.> sailor's address i* Peter Mocckcl, E. M. 3-c, U. S. S. Rickey" D, E. 385, in care of Fleet '. O, New York, N. Y I —St«n Orownlnr y«iirMi«lf in A tuMitl f witrV;. SPIII! ihi» hintiilry in *«hi«lt>ti- .iix. Call Why, .VllttK for mrrvtrr licit will iilrji^r ,VOH, Driver wlH cnU.—Aiv*

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