Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on September 25, 1944 · Page 1
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Monday, September 25, 1944
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1*1 t . • ••• • ............ • • 5 Collection Of Waste Paper In Progress Today And Tuesday Throughout Naugatuck Vol. LXVIII, No. 224 ESTABLISHED 1885" 'A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community" THE WEATHER Fair. Not So Cool Full Report On Fftgc 8 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents Amerjcan Guns Battering Nazi Lines In Rhineland Two Speakers Named For Events Sunday At 0. S. Rubber Co. Plant Harry L, Carter And George T, i'roohlich Listed -For "Three Star" Program WAS FUND DRIVE IN NAUGATUCK TO GET OFFICIAL START Factory Employes And General Public Invited To Take Part In Affair il-iiry f.. Curler, factory mnna- i;iV <>f tin- L'nlted Suites Rubber Co. footwear plant here and George T. i-Yoi'l-.lich, president of Local A., will bi- speakers two of nt "tho which on War Labor Board Will Hear Dispute Wage Increase Matter Between Local 45 And, U. S. Rubber Co. As U. S. Craft Streakel For Peleliu Invasion President George Froehlich o! Local -\j. United Rubber Workers of America stated today that a wage increase dispute between tho union and the LT. S. Rubber Co. wi be hoard at Hartford on October LJ, before u panel ot' the War Labor ru-xt Sunday will open tho local i Board. W;-.r Fund Campaign. Chairman 1 The matter concerns certain mill Ciul Mouri-. anr.ounct.-cl today. i room, mechanical and main'.ain•;•::,• program will be held in- unco operations, President Froch- fri'.'it of tho Ti-nni.1 Mill of the U.,' !i =h stated and involves about 170 S P.ul'bi-r Co. next Sunday after-! workers. r. , .-a -' W '.'clock, and it in ox-', Tn <-' vv - L - B - P ancl wi " hcru ' tne i,.-,-,-.! 'hat. Hi* will attract: ev.clonce jn the case and will re,], , . i - „' p^-ji^ns I port b; ' cl< £o ' tllc regional otl'.ce at ' Ac'uii/'time the now honor roll B ° st °n and thc ' miUU ' 1 ' m ^' h " ot :!.'' i i :iir.[;»ny will be unveiled.'M of J*53 employes of the [i!:n:f whu i-r.tfred the nrmed forces ar- IT. t':i-- honor roll. (Viv;r.»n;i-.-< rnnrklnp the o! tlic star recently won by ctimfifiny for ^ its Army-Navy fl.-iif will take place then also. The program will also thi- -itfirt uf the campaign In tho niM'cr'compuny for the War Fund. All employes of the factory and m.'-.'-r residents of Nan gat tic It are i:-.-, iu-tl. Democratic Town Committee Meeting Thursday An important meeting of the Xin!U r :itiu-k DiWJcrfille Town Com!n."!i-p- has bt-rn called for next T!ni".i(l:iv night at ,H o'clock In tho T.,'.V,", Hall, by Chairman Daniel J. C.ill.ihan, I' 1.1 i-xpt'Ctcd that at this rncet- i-"i,- '.'i- <!fiic:: will be Hct for the !ii-:iinc-:-.-i:ii; Probate convention, nn.i! i!.-', the convention for the ,':ii:nin.-itii,n of candidates for rcp- i'os'-n',ativi;s to tho Genera! Assum- hlv. cleared up without reference to the parent board at Washington. This wage matter, President Froehlich declared is outside the general wage increase in the local the petition on svhich will be heard before the War Labor Board panel at Washington in the near future.. Private Lopes Is Awarded Medal In Pacific War Zone llsiyni-irnl M. Shon Is understood : " !"• 'In- fiivorofl candidate for '•h'. 1 jiriiliati; c o u i 1 1 nomination, wluli' !ln> ii'iinos of Joseph Roslto, r>;itii.'| U'.-.lsh ,-inc! GoorKO Lambert li:ivi- i,,.,,,, mentioned for the state ii'l'ii-.-i'i-.i.irivi' po!;t.-«. Cli-iij :u;in Culiiihan ;I.M|<K thnt fill tiii'inli, 1 '!-..; Hi' tin- c-rjnunltti!0 be: or. I'-'ir. 1 '! :is ffi/itffs in connection with UT- Mf'tninat if,ris antl the K^ne c :iiiiI«iii,Ti. are to he cllsciis.-iccl. HACK .AT \VOJIK n. S,'pt. 2r, -(Lip)—St ! ,-,t thi- Now 'Hiiviin / if-arU'illf; HflOp.1 at'(,' k [ii'iulinK iin investigation itrii-vimcr-s. Railroad offl- nnminri'c] that timo-cnrds - r-h,T:U,-d buck to 1835 to ni' which groups have crrlain types of welding "t tlii- shops. The employes arc np'»i),,.|. ,,r thr A. r-'. «nd L,.'x Metal >V'"rhri':: Inti.'i-nntlonal as.ioohitlon. Taft Refused An Honor For Duty W'illlani !•[. Tuft. Inter Lo be- cinir.f ^7 i;. H, president, was thf. rii- N | ,. ivil jfovernor of tho ''l'IM[i|iini's and twice declined ''IT'oiatmi-nt ro the U. S. Stl- pi'i'iiii' Ccuirt becnusn he folt "i" inimi'diatc duty xva« In Munila. '''h* unrr.cdlatc duty of every American today In in help fr "<- thr. Philippines. War l!"iul buying Is the wciy. ^'-ily nn thp production line ••'Ms our v/ar nffnrt, too. Sec THE XKVVS Want Ads for ''w-ntial job.i. •^•\M. 0\'K/C!SK.A8 XMA.S (lll-TS liKKOKK OCT. .15 (Sfifcial To The News) Somewhere in the Southwest Pacific Area: P;'c. Ar.tonio Louos, afre C2, a brother of Gabriel Lopes of U2 Church street, Xaugattick Conn., has boon awarded the Good Conduct Medal for exemplary behavior, oll'.cicncy, and fidelity, it v.-as announced. Pi'c. Lopes is nn antiaircraft, man and played a iirefLt part in his organization's fine record. Ho has been in tho Army for li< months, IT months of that overseas. The medal '.s awarded only to those who show fidelity through faithful and exact performance of duty, uillciency through capacity to provide desired results, and whose behavior has been such as to de- .lorve emulation. Pfc. Antonio L-opes was employed by the Bcnrus Watch Co., Waterbury, Conn., befoi-c- his entrance into the Army in January I'J, 1EM3, it Morris, And Sgt. Shea Met In Paris Recently Indications Are That Big Drive For Rhine River May Soon Be Under Way; Duren, East Of Aachen, Is Attacked Churning up \vhiU* wukr.s ho hind UKMII, American linclin^ craft head fust for Iho beaches of Pclctiu I M;i ml, in UK? 1'ulau group, as wars hips pound Ja •> inst3J':itt<itts \vitl» heavy shcMs. A j)al| uT smoke covers MIC Kskind as explosives hit their objectives. At tho time this photo, one of the first originals lo reach here, was made, the first wave of troops was ahu»(, to (and. Navy j)hu(;o. (lntcr/tation:*l> Allies Breaking Into Po Valley After (alviti",- .iho .itiilili,i)rnl,v drfended sraport of Iliinini (1). Sth .Army iroops lia\ - i: pushed oil ami now face MH: vital V'i> Valley. At the same time. Yank 3th Army units captured Fin.'ny.uolu (2), .strategic junction U!) airline miles south uf Bulojrna. The twin victories will I.MI- ulilp Allii'd forces to cut nil Nazi communications to tile Gothic I-iiii!. On tliu west const (.'!) Jini/.illan truojis movi.'d northward ufler capturing I'ii'trasiint:!, I!) niiU.-s north of historic l'is:i. Ijirw 'Mack arrows show eventual direction of present Alliu-il drives. (|iitui'ii:ttiuniil) Driver, Under Navy Veteran Influence, Forces j Spending leave Police Car Off Road In The Borough 28 Register To Date As Blood Donors Red Cress Chapter Releases • Firstr List-'Of Volunteers For Visit Of MO'bile Unit Charles Skridulas o! roncl Hill w,-is arrested Saturdny niglil un ;i charge of ojiuratlnff n motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. •While heading south on North Water street at u rapid rule of speed, SlcrUltilas alicped'.y t'orcod A meeting and reunion in, Paris wax enjoyed by First Lieut. Wi!- U Naugntuck police department car llam Morris. Fit-Id Artillery, and | off the road. Chief John J. Gorm- Sgt Frank "Spec" Shea, former ! icy and Pati-olman George Smith local hurler, and property of the New York Yankees, recently, was reported this morning. The two local servicemen had been trying to get together for some time, and finally succeeded September 10. The two attendee. Mass in the chapel of the Palace of Versailles, where the treaty of the first World War was signed. The Mass was sung by Archbishop Spnllmun of New York. The wurgeant and the lieutenant arc first cousins. Both reached overseas stations in England early this year. ' nil-JD IN CKMICTEWY Boston, Sept. 25-CU P)-Th U weekly vigil of an Allston man fit hi-; wife's grave has ended in his death. The body of GC-ycar-old Jesse A Mulhall was found slumped on the Holyhood cemetery grave 10 visited every Sunday for five vcars, —\m, !)"• Mini- «' I-'"" '» J"" "'[ illm-ro rind Unit Hi' 1 ""'"" "' •'•''' u'erc in the car. They traced the car to' Pond Hill and arrested Skridulas, who was released after putting up $100 bor.ds, His case will bo heard tomorrow, Two Warranty Deeds Filed At Town Hall Walter and Anna Tamulcnis sold a house and lot on Pond Hill ~~ Chief Boatswain's Mate William F. Best of Iho United States Navy is spending a leave wil.h relatives in the bu!-o'.i£;h following a lottf, tour of duty in the Pacific wa; 7.0 no. The veteran sailor, who was r crack baseball and fpotUu.ll playc: same years ago, has served nonrlj 30 ye.'Jrs in the Navy and three in the Army. After completing one enlistment in the Navy, tho local service man tried i.hc Army for one enlistment but went back to his first love tho Navy, and has been there cvei since. Chief Boatswain's Mate Best has served all over -the globe, has been on the seven seas, and was transferred from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean when war with Ja- pnn bloke out. The veteran sailor takes his du! ties in the war ^onc in the stride | of A real Borviccman, and although I having been in much-of the naval i warfare in the Pacific in the past Anthony and Anna' Johnson, ac-' 1 j several years, yet is just ns happy cording to n warranty deed filed .it the odicc of Town Clerk Raymond J. St. John. . In another realty action recorded, a lot on Hillside avenue was sold by Donald S. Tuttlc. Rubv Ttiti!« Lai-kin, and Muriel Tutlle Eden to Wi'.linm and Mary J. Haggei-ty. Ki'vtHiir.'trn. M'llll Ihl' " irrvl. km.. PIMM- i-liiuil.-i-». — Adv. M vim iMnk «r iniiilt-, (liink nT ,Mll«ll' ,Mnrt, KM Chiirrll «lri'ft lull 1 *]!-, ri'i-'inlH, rto. .Tolnril our Clnli'.' lVli.v nut loilnyY—Ailv, and yood naturcd as he was in his athletic cluys in Naugatuck, years ago. Chief Boatswain Mate Best reports back o;i the West coast following- hi.s leave hero, and no doubt will ship out for further action ngainst the Japanese. 1,1-1 n« siu-iliiis, r.ii lliink Si . -. iit/A i.Tii:i:r \Vnlrli.v, — Ailv, The first list ?f volunteers for the visit to Naufratuck of the :\fobile Blood Plasma Unit on Thursday, October 13 was released today by the Naugatuck chapter, American Red Cross. Twenty-eight Naugatuck residents have already signified their ncnsion o£ ionatinp; b'.ood for the aid of wounded Americans. The firs!: person to register was John H. Schmuck, prominent local resident and businessman, and for many years actively identified 'with Red Cross activities. This will be Mr. Schmiick's eighth donation making him a member of the fa- nous "One Gallon Club." Military authorities have pointed out that the progress of the U. S. irmeci forces is causing many cas- lalties and now more than ever be- ore. the need for blood plasma is eUing new records, ]iach wounded service m a n liroiijrh the use of blood plnsma guts •->. chance not only for lifu but o regain a normal condition and consequently a normal role in th ivilian world. The quota for Naiigntiick is be i tweun --!J and 2DO pints and : j rogi'ritnUion of SCO Nau/'atuck poi I sons will be necessary for thi achievement of. this quota. Thos \vlui have registered to date iv elude: ' John H. Schm licit, Charles Buukus, Louis Rubin, Leonard Lucas. Mrs. .losophine Else, -Mrs. Angenlina Martinez. M."s. Robert C Carter, Jr.. .Miss Mary Nixon, Miss Lillian Eushnell, Joseph J. Joyce Peter J. Crowe, Mrs. Christophei Lulloway. ;\:rs. James Woodilcld Mrs. Rol.-ind Young, Miss Frances Burns. Mrs. Benedict Kiv.ykowski M.iss Mcrinl Booth, ^^rs. William Booth, C'.aus Monsecs, Thomas Connolly. Mrs. William J. Lalor Mrs. Rosalie Tra'vor, ^^rs. Marcelline Cook, .Mrs. Kathcrine Kad- clitt'e, Mrs. Helen E. Carpenter Mi's.' Muhlon Scars. Edward Honyotski and Vity Kaz'.auskas. Naugatuck Soldier Is On The Radio Pvt. William Ostrander Of Scctt Street Interviewed At Camp Wheeler, Ga. Hundreds of Naugatuck residents heard, a local soldier. Private William F. Oslrandcr of Scott street. In a special radio broadcast, Sunday morning at 0:30 o'clock from Camp Wheeler,' Georgia, where he is stationed. Private Ostrander with two other Connecticut soldiers, one from Wa- tcrbury and the other from Wai- colt, wr.s featured in a half hour broadcast that was carried in this area by radio station WTIC at Hartford. The local soldier was asked where his home was and when he re plied, "Naugatuck, Connecticut" the anouncer in repeating the name of the town asked if he was prouncing if correctly. Private Ostandcr was asked what Naugatuck was known for particularly and he stated that it was the rubber production «center of the worldT The announcer .'inquired if the soldier had worked in the rubber industry before entering Iho Army, but he replied that he had not, but had been an employe of the Bristol company. Mrs. George Ostrander, mother of tlic soldier and his wife, Mrs. Marie Ostanuer, were both enjoying thu broadcast, when the 'phone in the local residence began to ring for it seemed that hundreds of other Naugatuck residents were also tuned to WTIC at the time and LATE j \j i^i> HOl'E FOJl AGREEMENT Washington, Sept. 25— fUP)— Secretary of Suite Cordcl! Hull indicated today that th-j. United States, Great Britain and-Russia have not yet reached "mutual understandings" on plans to controJ postwar Germany. But he expressed hope that such agreement would be reached "iit an early stage." PRESIDENT'S ORDER Continued on Page 3} Claude Traver Is Somewhere In France With Patton s Army Corporal Claude reported to be Traver, 25, is somewhere in Washington, Sept. 25 —(UP) — President Roosevelt has ordered Die army to lake over the F:»r- rell Cheek Steel Company of San- tliisky. Ohio, where the production of war materials has hecn hailed -.ince September llth by a labor dispute. oOo LAVING OFF WORKERS Detroit, Sept. 25—(UP)—Over a thousand aircraft workers are being laid off at .the Brig-g- Manufacturing Company's Mack avenue' pla?it due to'-cutbacks in B-17 Flying Fortress production. The plant is now closed by a strike of over 7,000 . employes who walked out after 10 die setters were discharged. WANT HITLER OVERTHROWN The German Front Is Scene-Of Violet Artillery Action. .Moscow, Sept. 25—(Ul')—A new croup of German generals has appealed to the German people to overthrow Hitler. The new plea is made liy 11 German generals captured in Romania. SITUATION OF SKY TEOOPS AT ARNHEM IS STILL SERIOUS . Germans Are Trying To Wipe Them Out; Americans Advancing In Italy (By United Press) The front in Germany has exploded into violent artillery action. American first army guns arc battering German lines in the Rhineland in one of the greatest bombardments of the war. It looks as though a big push 'or the Rhine river is in the mak- r>S- From positions along a 50-mile fi-jnt Yank eight and ten-inch ETur.s are^laying- down a withering uarrasre upon German towns and villages. Some of them have beer, evelled. Others have been left in 'lames. The artillery assault began late Sunday. One of tho places under assault is the city of Durcr. --1'i miles east of Aaachen and 19 miles vest of Cologne. Our guns are firing len shells or every one thrown back by the Germans. And our shells pack e r! o u gh -weight and destructivo- jower to smash the strongest dt- "enses built by the Nazis. From first army head Quarters, United Press War Correspondent 200 Attend East Siders' Clambake The East Side Okltimers held tho.'r annual ulambakc at Linden park yesterday afternoon, with more than UOO in attendance. In the feature athletic event, tho single men defeated the married men in a Softball game. George G. Scngstackcn was chairman of the committee in charge of the even.!;. Serving- on the committee ,\-erc Warden Leo J. Brophy, Edward Jackson, Frank Sabia, Frank Madder.,, and Thomas O'Connor. DEAD AT 73 New Britain, Sept. 25—CU P) — The supreme treasurer of the American order of the Sons • of St. George—George E. Whatnall—is lead. He was 73 years old and had ved in New Britain for ,113 years. •Ic was born in England " France with Gen, Patton's Third Army, according to a letter received by his sister, -Mrs. Blanche George of Cotton Hollow. In his letter, dntcu September G, Corp, Traver stales he i.s we!) and fine, n.jHi wants to be 'home for Christinas. He also indicated that lie expects to bo home for the Yu'.e- ticle sensor.. Outside of this hazy reference, he mentions nothing about the fighting: going on at the present. Assigned to an armored sipnal corps unit, the corporal has been in the service since enlisting- in February. 19-52.' Prior to enlisting, he was employed at the U. S. Rubber Co plant here. Corp'. TiTlvcr is the father of a five months old daughter. Claire Alexis. Mrs. Traver is the former Con-inc Parker of 19 Phoenix avenue. They were married in 19-13. He received training at Pine Camp, N. Y., and Fort Knox, Ky., and later w.-is shipped to Texas. He -went overseas to England in December, 10-13, and landed in France fr. July. His address is: Corp. Claude ( Triivcr, 110G5027, 1-14 Arm. Signs Co., APO 2C-1, c-o Postmaster, New York. N. Y. Paper Pick-Up On East Side Today; West Side Tomorrow The fifth Naugatuck scrap papo collection started this morninjr o the East side and in Bristol Tei race, with borough street depart ment trucks and -employes makin the pick-ups, C. Arthur Fnjre: chairman of the waste paper driv comniittee announced this n^orn ingr. Tuesday, collections will be mad on the west side. The quota is 5 vons for the borouprh. and ii i hoped that the town will reach tha mark by tomoi'row. Local residents, who have bcel saving their waste papor since UK last collection two months n should prepare their scrap in bun dies tied fccurcly,- about a foo high, and ]j,,u:e said bundles 01 the curb in front of their homes for convenient collection. Stores should also leave thcii scrap outside on the curb curing these two days. St. Francis Club Enjoys Golf, Picnic Members of the St. Francis club enjoyed n. day of jrolt and picnick- yesterday. The group hod a prolf tournament at the Watcrtown Country club which wns won with in S7 score by Ralph Upright of Beacon Falls. After tho golfing, tho group re- ired to the home of Bernard Sulvan, of Hillcrcst avenue, in the orough. where refreshments were erved. Twenty-four took part in he day's events. lind'K Cliuri-ll ulrrol, l�� fonllir- 11 ln'initlfnl rln)ln> of «w«itrr*, mid nil Mm iiHsrt* Tor tin 1 wi'll il win'nnii'N «• n r d r o Ir e, —.\<)v. Funeral Rites For Mrs. A. Baummer Tuesday Morning Airs. Anne Sexton Baummer, widow of Frederick B.-iummcr, former Naugatuck residents, died Saturday afternoon at her home, 174 'New Haven avenue, Derby. Survivors include a dauphtcv, Mrs. Edward C. Carrol] of Boston, two sor.s, John, of Derby, and Frederick T., of Middletown. The funeral will b" held Tuesday from the. McC.'irihy funeral home. 21 Cedar street, a't S:30 n, m. to St. Francis' chuKih where n solemn hip-h Mass will be celebrated at 9; o'clock. will be in Grove ccmotory. Friends may cafl at the funeral ):ome today from 2 to C and 7 to 10 p. m. —Olio mimiTo oil lh<* plium* or limit-M mi-r 111,' lull— M'hirll «h»>l It l»". p Hi- Minirt. CMH Slialrtl-l.iiv. \ViUliy, .VllfiK :IIK| ruiiir 111:111 wJII mil for wurW, Adv.- Woods. (Continued en Pase S) Roosevelt's Speech Made Big Hit With The Democrats Democrats are still talkinjr enthusiastically about the political speech made by President Roosevelt Saturday ni£ht at a dinner of. the International Teamesters union iAFL), in Washington,-D. C. .Mr. Roosevelt sharply assailed Republicans for what ho called "callous and braxcn falsehoods" on domestic issues. He said they had practiced fraud by trying to persuade the people that the Democrats were responsible for the depression. He strongly denied that tho administration plans "to keep men in the army when the war is over, because there might be no jobs for them in civil life." He said that cii "the day this fantastic charge was first made, a formal plan for the method of speedy discharge of the army had already been announced by the-War Department—a plan bnsed upon the wishes of tho soldiers themselves." Republican leaders, Mr. Roose- (Continued on Page 8) Union Members Served On Several Important Groups Three jr.embcrs of T-ocnl -15. U. R. W. A., took a prominent, part n the International Convention of he union which concluded on Saturday in Is*ew York city. President George Froehlich was member of the important Trials lid Appeals Committee which up- icld the District board that over- uled the action of an Akron, Ohio, ocnl that hod sought the susspeh- ion of iho membership of Presi- lent Sherman H. Dalryrnple, \vlio ncidentally was ro-eiected head oC he U. R. \V. A. by a substantial -i:\rRin. Stephen Knapik of Local -15 owed as a member of the Elec- ions Committee and Miss Gcn- vicvp Pnjcski was a member of he Credentials Committee. Other members of the Local -15 roup who served as delegates to ic U. R. \V. A. convention which •as in session all last week at the :otcl Park Central were Joseph P. Conishcn, John Butler and Frank

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