Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on September 23, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Saturday, September 23, 1944
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§ Collection Of Waste Paper Will Be Held Next Monday And Tuesday In Naugatuck Vol. LXVIII, No. 223 "A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" WEATHER Fair Tonight (Continued on Payc 2). ESTABLISHED~~1885 British Rescue SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Band Of Sky Troops B^ . ™ Naugatuck Soldier In Italy Writes That Times Are Hard In Country Before Death Sentence Was Passed On Fascist Corporal Norman Gibbs; Suncs Nations That Have'! Much Must Share i AMERICAN SOLDIERS HELP TO FEED THE ITALIAN FAMILIES Indicates Country Never Wanted To Take Fart In The War Corporal Xormeui Gilibs of the r.'ii'.rd S'lHti.'x Army, well known Nriiigatuck youth who now In in i the American Army in Italy, writes. fi'uiu that country to thank Tho .N'rWN for 1 the leather memorandum hook I't'Crr.tly sent him with !h> vv-i'll wi.shi's of the paper. T!ii' li'i-al .">!<! i v r states that the hook will cnnie in very handy as t:r d'-.-u: rs to jo: down addresses c: 1 M.nir of the Italian families lh:it In' is t)ow in contact with. C.'o;-;.(ir:il Gibhs has beon In the ' si-:vin- fur more than two years; ••'•.I i< n-uly t<v i-nrtu back to civ- i , he states. He iruiicaies | f that t!ie Germans are su | :' that the end of the war i far away, ::! Gibbs' letter is as fol- Hurricane Helps Borough On Fuel Bills Oin- of the few gooil things iilmiit tin- recent hurricane is tin- fact thai, it has _ helped tin- luirutigli uf .Vaiigittuck and local residents, in uiiuncutiuii with furl hills fur tlin coining winter. Wliili- nuitiy n>.si<l<>nt.s who lust trees in the .storm, wmilil gladly swap the resultant u'l'uil ff>r the live trees, never! In-less have philosophically cut up the felled trees and will use the logs for fuel, wherever possihle in fireplaces or stoves. Trees tlult have hern rtMiiovi'd from public streets hy employes of- the. street department, have l>e<-n trucked to the Town farm, where they will lie cut into proper lengths and .seasmieil, and in the future will save the borough hundreds of dollars in fuel hills. Ksicli year I'.ie horougii Imys many cords of wood fur use at the Town farm, It is .stated. Gen. Montgomery's Troops Trying To Aid Main Force Pocketed Across Rhine River; Yanks Occupy Stolberg Knriucr Koine pcillee ehief, J'ictrn Cuilino (right), Lit 1 , rusijriu'dly us he listens t.o the ch:irges .-igiiinst him a.s thi-y arc rc:i(l by President Judge 'Ettoru Casatti. of the Italian high court for tin; punishment of Fas- Cist crimes. Shortly ufti-r. cullpascd when his was convicted of active collaboration with the Na/is and condemn'cd tu In: shot in (he li:ick. This i.s ;i-i official OU'l Kadiophot-o. (International) RelieAirborne Unit In Trap li.vll low ".[ am taking time to dash a line Co you iu . thuuks for ..the rr.omo book thtit y.jtt sent 'me. I can use it tu take down to:n»: of theso itiil- i;in people's addresses. It is hard to think of something to write, although I guess that I c-i'iild write plenty if i had to are not going so bad, Tin, wi.itlu-r is constantly hot, nnci oc- (•••isionaliy we do havi.- a little rain !' is now the seivson for fruit and vi'gi'.'alilv.M. And the Italian pi'O- ;•]" arc very free with them. They t:.uli- thi-lr crops for some of our <;. I. (,-how at the muss hull. They ai-" .-ill very poor and gather around 'It" kitchen at every meal to pick whatever the hoys leave over. 1 [tul- Contlntiuil on Page S> Another local Girl Enlists In U, S. Naval Reserve Annihcr Nuugatuck girl, the sec- c'.'l KI th,- f»ast two d:iys, has en- li.-ied in the Women's Jtusurve. U. ."'. .\'.t^';tl Muservo. T'I" newest enlistee in the cn- \--f>-<\ (iiiol.-t of the \VAV1-JS Is Mi.--s Mikiiuil K. Swan of. 0," Ncu- sir..,-!. The lofnl girl is the daughter of •Vr ;md Mi-*, Arthii!' W. Swnn of Hie sjime addi'ess. She Is 'JL years uf aj.-i. and al tended JN'augattick )ii::h .sehnol. .Mi!;.< .Swnn has been employed '''•- .'i Una I iMSpi' at tlio Lewis l-iigiML-gring Co. and is very well in N.'iugntuck. Tlic timv U'AV'B will soon be or- 'li-red i ( , the U. S. Naval Training Solim.l ;it liuiitdr's college, .Bronx, •">'• i"-. for he.r iruloctrlnation Woman's Club Has Listed Many Events Comprehensive Schedule For Members Of Naugatuck Group Announced They're Making A Big- Mistake U'atit ads are '.hrirtier way of They are looking I n t h e wrong place for any kind of Items. Anyone can tell you t h a t fi better find buying nrti- fc. rtnd Mrs. may they have found what > lonklng for in that ni.- hut thoir smiles bi. broader it' It w;is a C'lassll'icd Pago that were ,se;n-chlng through. I'mi't make the siime mis- '.'ikc ihey did. Use Nou'M wnnt A'ls. YOU can buy an extra \\':ir Rontl with the money ,V'IU SflVO. IID.VT KDIiGKT TO •VAll. OVKUSK.AS XMAS CIKTS 1JV OCTOHKK 15 .Vews l.'icy Tho Xaugutuck Woman's Club is planning a very active program with the club season here to start on October 2 and has scheduled (..•vents running tip to and including May IT, 19-15. The program is one of the most rompivhonsivo in the history of the Xaugatuck Woman's Club and I includes meeting.s of all departments of the club on a regular CMle. Officers of the club ore listed as follows in addition to the various committi.'o heads, and program of events: Board of Managers: President, Mrs. Leon R. Corliss: first vice- president. Mrs. Samuel I. I-yons: second vice-president, Mrs. George W. Carroll: recording secrf-'tary, Mrs, Paul Elliott; corresponding secretary, Mrs. James Waidelich: treasurer, Mrs, IS. John Pigat.v: registrar, Mrs. Cecil Grant; assist- NETfrO MUNSTER /Xfler a raging iKittle, Hritish Second Army troops, have succeeded in rescuing an encircled nirlioriie furce that was trapped in a. pocket north (if Arnliein (A, Instil map). They i-fi'i.'Ctecl a-junction after capturing intact, a iiiile-:iml-a-li:i]f-sp:in across the Khiiie at IS'ijmegeii (U). Meanwhile, the American J r irst Army drove a spearhead at rSeharpeiiM.'el, if miles norl; ftuf .A.-ichoii (I), as nlber units luoUe<1 in violent battle for the town of Stnlliei'g lieluw Ane.lien. Heavy righting reported at ISiesdorf (2), one mile helow the Luxfiiilmiirg border. l'"urthi;r south, tin: American Third Army closed to within a few miles of Met/. (',',) against heavy ommli.Tiittiicks hy Nuv.i armor. (International) tce. Miss Gertrude Puck; chairm: Membership Committee, Jlrs. Fred Scott Conover; chairman, Literature and Dramatic Art DcpL, Mrs. .Dorothy Ford Wulfcek: chairman, Music ".Department, Mrs. George Bronson: chairman. Garden Department, Mrs. Clarence Fonniman: chairman, American Home .Dept.. Mrs, Irving. 12. Cutting; \V<ij-s and J.reans Chnlrmen, Mrs. Edmund O, Hess, Mrs. Donald Fowler; publicity chairman, Mrs. Robert V. Anderson; honorary or- i gani/.lug president. Mrs. W. Glenn j Kirliy: retiring president, ^ Naugatuck Gets an *-* First Taste Of Cool Weather Official Notice Of | Son's Second Wound Sent To Parents Mrs, (Continued on Page 2) Hose Co. Outing Tickets Available Tickets for the annual Naugatuck Hose and Hook and .Ladder Co. outing to be held at Linden park, October 8, have been placed on sale at the flrehouse. Nordhill Nuugos. chairman of the general committee in charge of arrangements, announced this morning. All active and honorary members are urged to get their tickets as soon" as possible. The deadline for tickets is October <1. Mr. N'.-uiges said that plans for the event are complete, with a varied menu for refreshments and a sports program being prepared. With touay th.o second day of Fall, officially, Kaugatiick got its first tnste oL' tl;e cooler weather that is just around the corner. The Bristol thermometer al tho News office indicated Hint at G o'clock this morning It wns only •15, and the mark' held at. that point for some time, A tew hours later it began to wrirm up a bit, and at 9 o'clock was over the DO mark and climb- inc very slowly. There w;is a real snap in the air this morning, more than a hint of .the time soon to come when wood, co,-il, oil and anything else possible will to used to ward off the cole! in .Natigatuck. homes and business places. Churches To Collect Old Clothing UNRRA AppeaLFor Liber "'a'fed ""pieopies-" 'Seeks 15 Million Lbs, From Nation Churches in the borough will make collections of used clothing for relief for people in recently liberated European areas. An appeal has been made by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Ad- ininisLration, of which Herbert Lehman, former governor of r\"ew York stale, is chairman, to get nnough clothing to aid the liberated masses before the cold weather sets in. Following is the letter received in local Catholic churches from Bishop JMaurice F. McAuliffc of Hartford, as well as all Catholic churches in the suite. "Onvernor T_,ehman, director general ol" the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration has urgently requested the Catholic church LO conductan emergency clothing campaign during the week of September 2-1. "The. colluctio.'i of clothing is now very imperative due largely lo the unexpected advance of the Allied Armies. People in the liberated areas are suffering intensely from the lack of suitable clothing. Charity urges us to give what we can in the way of usable c'.othes for men, women and children. "It is our duty as Christian men and women to do our share in this drive to help the needy. They have suffered untold hardships for over four years. The reception which they gave our soldiers is a mark of gratitude and good will. Soldiers'Help Group Chosen For 14-A Gen. Hershey Appoints Rev. Taylcr, Rev. Lewis, And Herbert Johnson Con. Lewis 8. Hershey has named three local men to serve on the re-employment committee which is connected to local Selective Service Board 1-1-A. Rev. Albert Taylor, assistant pastor of St. Francis 1 church. Rev. Arthur Lewis, pastor of St. Michael's Episcopal church, and Herbert Johnson, of High street, a slate employe, prominent in veterans' activities, were recently notified by the general. The work ol" ihe committee is to aid returning service men in securing jobs. "It was the draft board's duty to put them into the service, it is our duty to see that they get a job when they come back," Rev. Taylor said. The frroup will work with the cooperation of the various veterans' organizations and local industrial.,plants, it was reported. Similar committee's" are being appointed to al! local draft boards throughout the nation, as a measure by the government to furnish al! the possible aid to a discharged soldier. . LATE JAP IJRIVE FRUSTRATED LONDON REPORT .Metro tlilnk of H .Murl. SX r,-i'or,lM. .•(( <;iul)'.' M'lij' ""I Hiii" 1 . think uf Clmri'li -tri-i-t ('. .li.ln-11 »iir li'iluf.'— Ai". London. Sept. 23—(UP)—Polish' circles 'in London say that the American bombers which dropped arms and ammunitions to the encircled Polish garrison in Warsaw acted on direct orders I'rom the Quebec conference. 'According? to this source of Information the crew members were told that Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt had agreed on the question of help for Wal'saw's underground Army, Tliu War Department officially notified Mr. and r\lrs. Alee Molos- Ici of I'l Locust street that their | son. .Pvt. Raymond Woleski, 19, wnsj wounded a second time in the Eu-! ropoan theater of war, this time in southern France, The casualty is reported to have taken p'.uco in August. The News curried, an account of the incident in the issue of SeptemuV' 7. afl'nr a letter had boon received from the soldier telling of slight wounds about the face. He is believed to be in a base hospital somewhere in France. He was also wounded' in Italy May 29. and wns awarded the Purple Heart medal. ContinucJ on Page 2) Veteran Of D -Day Spends Shore Leave With Parents Borough Ready For Waste Paper Drive, Mon., Tues. Chairman C. Arthur jrajrcr of he Waste Paper Division of the Vaugatuck Salvage Committee tated today Hint everything is in 'eadiness for the Waste Paper Col- oction here on Monday and Tues- ILIV. The committee in charge of the vent has been active for the past evcral weeks in planning' the •vent, and indications are that ho drive will be the most succoss- ul of its kind held in Nnugatuck to date. Paper is the critical shortage of the nation. Chairman l r agor in- dicaied, and already ;;ome war production industries .have been hard hit by inability to secure what they need in this field, Naugatuck school children hove been enlisted in the waste paper collection cause and one school is imported to have collected four tons to date. Money from the proceeds of school collection reverts to the school mailing the collection, whik ;he borough receives credit for ih< amount of paper the children c-ol lect. Church pastors have been asked to announce the waste paper drive on Monday and Tuesday, at scr vices on Sunday, and have indicul- Aboard an Expeditionary Flagship in the'paitLUS, Sept. 23—(UP) —A vigilant landing craft pa- trollififf enemy waters north of. the Japanese held PeJepiu ridge- per.insu'a frustrated n deseprate enemy effort to supply and reinforce its trapped garrison today. ——oOo—— WILT- INVESTIGATE London, Sept. 2li—(LJ1M—Su- preme headquarters announces that transportation of civilians to forward military xonos will not he :iut!iortecd. and aHcg:i- tions that this policy is being violated will be invcsligaU'ii thoroughly. The announcement ol>- viously is a response, to the London Daily Mail :irticle which charged that American business men had been permitted to go to Paris and get -a jump on British commercial interest?*. SPIKIT'OF CHIVALRY With the British in the Arn- hcni Area. Sept. 23—rUP)—The spirit of chivalry exists at Arnhem amid the brutaJ horrors of battle. British doctors, arc caring for German as well as Allied wounded in their field dressing stations. And the Germans are also treating the wounded of both sides in their stations. Committee For Alembic Fall Dinner- Dance Named A committee for tho arranging of the :inm:al autumn dinner dance of the Alembic -association of the Naugatuck Chemical Co., which Oldiimers' Outing At Linden Park Sun, The Knst Side Oldtimers clt;b will hold its annual outing at Linden park tomorrow. About 200 arc expected to attend. A plentiful, delectable menu has been prepared, and various sports activities will provide pastime and entertainment. Petty Officer 2-c Charles Roland. 13, son of Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Rainr.d, 26,9 High street, home oil a 30-day shore leave, attar returning from overseas. 'P. O.-Roland had been serving overseas for IS months and this is his first visit home since that time. He has beOr, stationed on bonrd a converted troop carrier, and spent most of his time in Ireland, Scotland and England. He Ic'ok parl In the D-Day operations in France la'st June. While landing in France, his APA ship became o target of German S.S mm shore guns, and he and several of bis mnics cscr^ori from the landing burgc .just before it wns blown up entirely. Fortunately, sailor nokmd escaped uninjured. The young sailor enlisted while still 'attending Naugatuck high school over two -years ag'O. ilmi'f 's Clntrrh sdvcf. in Ci'.'itnr- ii lii-uuliriil (Miiiici 1 of Mvrutcr*. ;ni(J nM Mir ussHw for tin- well.'d \voman'.s \v n r U r 11 h i:,—Adv* Continued on Page Building Change Here Completed Masons and bricklayers who foi ui<i past two weeks have been working on the cornice of the Grecnblalt building at the cornel of Church street and Park place today arc putting the finishing touches to a job thnt hap been the object of keen 1 attention here. The buiiding which houses the G. C. Murphy Co. .store developed :i. bulge in a wall, due to the a.c lion of frost and moisture and the upper section, along the Parlj place side, had to be removed and bricks and v ccme?it uprights re-set. Workers tire today completing the work _and the -building presents a very attractive appearance due to the now wall. One section of the street has been roped off for som« days due to the work. -—With HII- KMIIII nr Full In ilic i»ir, diner* DIM) linn. iln> nii-nii .ill .IrtTV Hi-Minimm, Cliurcll Hired, kri'p* pun' with tin? \v « a I Ii i- r rliniik-cs, — Atfv, O^CAR B1.OMQU1ST 1'rosldont ' will be held Saturday, October 21, at the Cllon in Watorbury, was selected by OSCMI- Blomquist, president of the organization, it was announced this mo''. William 3'ernandez is general ininiian with the following assisting .him: Helen Pattorson, Marian Trafacami, Doris Valentine, Gnnnide Mahr. Ruth Kir),-, Elinor Carroll, Elmer Carroll. Joh Sniey, James, Arthur Nnuges, William HiHt, LuHc Kane, Lucy Stokum, and Andrew Daly. (Continneii on Page -) Gen. Patten's Men Hurl Back Germans At Meuthe River Line ALLIES ENFORCE LAWS ON GERMANS IN SOME PLACES British 8th Army Drives Past Rimini Into Po Valley In. Italy (By United Press) British tanks an<i armored curs have rescued one trapped band of sky troops in tho Ai-nhen; area— after shooting their way to the northern arm of the Rbino river in Holland. ' Montgomery's forces careened through a bluzing four-mile corridor of German guns to reach their destination. They arc now at the lower bank of the Rhine arm—and arc making an all-out effort to relieve the main airborne force pocketed across the river. Front reports say the highway span over tho Rhine to Arnhem was still standing intact when the British armor drew up the stream —after a wild dash up the Ni> megen-Arnhc:r. highway from.Klst. But it's not clear yet whethct;'" the British sky troops or the- Germans control-Die bridge. : Montgomery's tank loosed a heavy barrage of cannon and machine gun fire on German positions Hround-tlic isolated parachutists in Arnhem. Headquarters spokesmen say the situation inside the town has improved considerably with tho arrival of the relief columns. An earlier report from Alan Wood—British correspondent with, the Tommies in Arnhem—said Uic Second Army had linked up with an isolated group of parachutists yesterday, presumably those on tho lower bank of the Rhine arm. The wearied sky troops beyond the upper bank are still fighting grimly and well to keep their foothold in the doorway to Germany. But it's admitted their situation— after moro than six days of close- slugging—is touch and. go. (Continued on Page 2) Lack Of Help May Cause Trouble On Coal Orders Naugatuck coal dealers indicated today that lack of help may cause trouble hcl-o this winter in con* rjoction with getting fuel into local homos. Many N.iujfntiiclt homes have already received their qucta or part of their quota, of co:il, but those with lat^ orders !:i some cases arc still waiting; t'leir deliveries, it is stated. nf- dealer pointed out that his firm -s nr. n labor ceiling and lie is .mable to hire, any more full time help. Part time help is the only answer for this firm, the executive indicated, and if this type of assistance is not. secured, it will bo extremely difficult" to get coal to some NaujTUuck families he stated. Condition Of J. Ford Stays Unchanged The condition of John J. Ford, of Scott street, was unchanged this norning, St. .Mary's hospital minorities said. His condition is 'poor." He is suffering from a icart ailment. Golf-Picnic [(ere On Sunday Chairman Ernest Allen - Jf the Program Committee of tho St. Francis' Club announces that everything; is in readiness for the golf-picnic to be held here on Sunday. Approximately 25 members of the club will play IS holes of golC :it Uic Wntoriown Country club on Sunday morning starting at; 10 o'clock. Following tho completion of gol£ play the group will meet at the home of Bernard L. Sullivan of Hillcrost avenue where a real picnic spread will he enjoyed. —slop ilrownhiir yourself in n Idhful <if work, S«-»il rhc l.-umdr.v l>> S||.)),,ft. l.uv. Call \Vlhy. • .VI IliS fur wrvlci- Illilt will plcn-r f-nn, Drivrr wlli mil.—AUr. '

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