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Naugatuck Daily News (Newspaper) - January 18, 1945, Naugatuck, Connecticut J Those Need THE WEATHER Fair. Very Cold Full .Report On 8. 'A Progressive Newspaper For ia Progressive Community VcL LXIX, No. 15 ESTABLISHED 1885 THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1945 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three Cents How Red Drive Flanks Fallen Warsaw fi'iffo afti-i1 another, the Rod army followed UN Si'lilosxlioi'j- (1) In north TrusHlu with n Rinnt drive from Wiirkii mill IMilawy to tin- furlrrMs city nt Itaduni (2) nncl thus oiitriimkcil Wnr.suw whleh fi-ll Wciliii-Miluy, Uoth north unil south of Wursinv, urrows ImlUmtr, tin- KusHliin drlvu moves abend on mllK front. .Iimt to tho south of thp ni-w offensive, other Red furccx iippi-oiichdil Krakow W. (Intcrmitlonal) Lieut. Comdr. Reilly In Mile Sweep Through The Pacific... TheatreL Naugatuck Doctor Took Part In Five Major Invasions; Emirau, Guam, Pele- liu. And Now In The Philippines Warfare By JOHN G. COLE A Coast Guard Correspondent .Alxianl A Coasl (Iniml Maimed Attack C'ar.n'o Sliip fn The Smith majiir invasions in a miles sweep I'unfit- (lie past eleven months art- experience's c Keillv. lii.-ii in Hnnii1 I'ivi Hit1 nn.xt ('nmdr. Waller .f. Mrs. Julia Ueilly, tyi'k, (.'oiiii, Tho amphlMMoiiH attacks Ineliido thoMn on thr Miii'shnll [slamlx. 13ml- ruu, Gunin, Pulollu find tho rncont hlMtoi-lc landing In the Philippines'. "VV'u fun- baptism In action flunnc the Invasion of Enlwotok In tin' Miii'MlmllN lii.it February" said Limit, Commiincloi1 Hollly und tho otlnu' Const Guardsmen. "From thci'o wo took Marine Raiders Into Kmlrau Inland off Now Gulnuu. Guum wild tun- noxt pay-run and onu iif tho touKhimt. It partlcu- lui'ly ruKKi'd- for thn crews of our Two of tho mem wounded hy mortar mi ran with yuiir XIMIIM money, nimn N> Cluirrh Ht. (InniulrlK tlfCMMfN Illld Three Russian Armies Are Pushing Toward Berlin; Germans Worried Warden Praises St. Dept. Leo J., Brophy, Naugatuck's Chief Executive, Asks Residents To Cooperate Warden Leo J. Bi'ophy, in a state- ment to THE MEWS, said that "during the period of manpower shortage, an extra heavy -burden has been placed upon the local street department employes." "To accomplish the snow clear- ance in the business area and through TO miles of the borough's highways, it has been necessary to work day find night." Warden Brophy further stated that: "He is in accord with the many local residents who have com- plimented Superintendent of Streets Harold Mui-tha, and the men of his department for keeping- the highways throughout the borough cleared, through the scries of re- cent snow storms, f lom curb to .curb in the downtown section of Naugatuck. and' also all other town roads within 24 hours after each storm." Warden Brophy also indicated: "All parking of- cars in ;the residential sections, especially-' on narrow, streets is a great, handicap in cleaning the roads, making it necessary for. the street depart- ment plows to return 'the- second .tlmq cuusinjj.a time, mi.in >iours and -'gasoline." It is hoped that local residents will do their boat to cooperate with the town and do eyery-thlng .pos- sible to help the local; Btreef de- partment, which is making a fine record on snow removal. Baby Carriage On Runners Is A Storm Oddity Here A baby carriage mounted on a set of runners was one of the oddities that Naugatuck's consistently heavy snow have brought to light hero In recent days. In front of one of the largest food stores here a few days ago was rioted a large baby car- riage that had been securely fastened by its axles, to a set of sled runners of the old fashioned "pig sticker" type. The mother pushed the con- trivance through the snow In the same fashion as if the carriage had wheels Instead of runners, and- the heavy snow, blocking walks and roads failed to Impede Its progress to any extent. Police Woman Was Speaker At Rotary Meeting Mrsi. Mary E. Norgrcn, Water- bury polIccM'Oirmn was the speaker nt tho weekly mooting of tho Nau- patuck Rotary club, lield last night ct Stratton's rostiuirfint, Park place, The visitor presented a number of facts In connection with her work as a member of the 'Water- fail ry pollen department that gave new glvcpolnts on this most im- portant enforcement angle. Rabhl Wllllnm P. Grecnfold was the speaker at last week's meeting of the Rotary here and proved one of the Hncst talkers to be heard here In some time. fhi> Ni'w Vciir rlclit. Jlnki- It it luililt li> wiiil yiinr Iniimlry iiml ,lr> Id SIIAI.KTT-l.ll.V fur I-K- j.i-rt mirvlw, mil Hiili-riirUi- School Children Here Buy In Bonds, Stamps Naujratuck school children are maintaining their' excellent week to week record In the purchase of war bonds and stamps, a compila- tion of purchases for the past week, revealed here today. During the past week members of various schools In the borough have purchased a total.of in bonds and stamps, a most credit- able showing it is felt. Purchase by schools were lows: Prospect, Hop Brook, Salem, Rubber Ave- nue, Naugatuck High Central Avenue, Oak street, and Grovesicle, Recorded Music Program Will Be Resumed Monday The concerts of recorded music will be resumed oh Monday, Janu- ary 22, in the parish house of the Congregational church (on the It Is announced by Dr. Blaine Tewksbury, chairman of the committee. The program will start at 8 o'clock and will feature Beethoven's First A cordial, invitation- is extended to fill those who enjoy good ;music to attend. Light refreshments will be served during intermission. Mrs, Leroy Gibbs, chairman of the re- freshment committee will be- assist- ed by Miss Ann Bristol, Miss Mil- dred Reilly, and Mrs. Betty Fox. Concerts will bo held -every'.ottior Monday night throughout the son. Each program-will-be planned" by a different person in an effort'to present o. 'varied series, Miss Betsy Coe has planned the program for the first concert. Wave Recruiter Visits Area Specialist 2-c Phyllis Mathiasen of the WAVES will be located In the navy recruiting office in the post off ice building today and Fri- day, to Interview any young wo- men who are interested in service with the Navy, March Dimes Campaign Under Way Postmaster Frank T. Green Anticipates Good Co-Op- eration In Effort Postmaster Frank T.j3-rocn, .chair- man of the committee in charge, of the1' annual March of Dimes cam- paign "here, has stated that the campaign in Naugatuck has al- ready started and will continue un- til Wednesday, January 31st, In connection with the campaign 'no appeal will be sent to the pub- lic through the mail, as the local committee will depend on the pub- lic for their cooperation. To date some donations have been made and others are being sought at the present time. Mr. Green wished to remind the public that, this campaign is for the benefit of the .infantile paraly- sis sufferers throughout the na- tion, with part of the funds being kept here and the rest being used foi1 national effort. Mr. Green also stated that the need for donations to this fnd is urgent and he sincerely hopes that residents of Naugatuck will all do their utmost to put this drive over the top of. their quota. It is expected that coin boxes will be placed in local stores some- time later this week, and in addi- tion solicitations will bo made.in the schools and local factories. Donations to the March of Dimes fund may be mailed to Roy John- son, the local campaign treasurer, at the Naugatuck National bank, or to Mi1, Green at the post office. It was also learned today that Mrs. Catherine Coughlan, of Ches- hire has been named as chairman of the Prospect district in this drive, In place of Donald Connors, last year's chairman in that dis- trict- Sailor Says This Dog Got His Plane Seat Shown here is ;i Bull mastiff according to Seaman JJcon I-croy, 18, USXR, was (riven an "A" priority rntiiifr on an Army cargo plane while, he, a Scubee and an army sergeant were- put off nt Memphis, Tcnn., to make room tor the dog which wan consigned to Mrs. Fuye Emerson Roosevelt, recently married to Col. Elliott Roosevelt, son of the President. Leroy, whose home Is Antioch, Cal., was given emergency leave after the death o'l his father and was flying homo with u rating. Former screen star Faye Emerson, wild the dog was sent from England by Col. Uoosovelt and that since neither she, nor any other members of the Roosevelt family rate an "A" priority she could not understand how the dog did. (International) LATE Ticket Committee Named Today For St. Francis' Event President Thomas Lynch of the St. Francis club today announced the membership of the ticket com- mittee for the Valentine party and dance to be held at the Hop Brook club on Saturday, February 10. Tickets for the event which will include dancing until 1 a] m., a fine entertainpnent program and refreshments, aro now on sale and may be purchased from any mem- ber of the committee listed here. Program Chairman Ernest Allen is a member of the ticket commit- tee in addition to Edward Bren- nan, the ticket chairman, Paul E; Buckmillcr, Alfred Fratesi, Henry Daly, Edward Weaving, Lester Bro- deur, John Thurston, John DeeRfin, Joseph F. Smith, Bernard Sulli- van, John Fitzgerald, John Clark, Francis Caulfield and Mr. Lynch. It is expected that the Valentine party will be even more successful than the December dance of the St. Francis' club, one 'of the rpostt successful events -of.'thfrJ-Jtihd .avnr held in-Naugatuck. nltlmnti: In tnkt'n by STUDIO, lid Hank Si.. Wtby. Tim lifHt why out make iin iiunolul ment .Iniluy? MOKE JAP SHIPS SUNK Washington, Jan. The Navy announces that United States submarines have .sunk more Japanese ships, including four combat vessels. -----oOo----- KEPORT ON CASUALTIES Washington, Jan. Se'ctiiry of War Henry L. Stim- son has just announced the cost of thfi entire Western front of- fensive in ground troops. The ground forces suffered .almost casualties from D-Day to the first of this year. Fifty-four thouHunil were killed. -----oOo----- HERON'S STATEMENT London, Jan. has admitted the fall of a Pol- ish city miles from the Ger- man border. But the enemy capi- tal still claims, is in Nazi hands. Former Naugatuck Resident Dies In Akron, Ohio Mrs. Barbara (Brcnnan) Klippel, wife of Howard Klippel, died on Wednesday at her home in Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Klippel, for some years was a teacher in the Central Ave- nue school, and at the time of their marriage, Mr. Klippel was associated with the NauRatuclf Cliemical although the family, for about IS years, has made its home In Akron, Ohio. Tho deceased who was very well known In Naupratuek, was a graduate, of NauRatuclc H i a h school aiid Connecticut State Teachers' college. Besides- her husband, Mrs, .Klip- pel is survived -by a son, Howard, Jr. She also leaves her mother; Mrs. Ellen Brennan and two sistors. Mrs. Samuel Lyons and Miss Mar- garet Brennan, all of Naugatuck and1 four brothers. William of Bea- con Falls, Frank of Bridgeport, John- of Danbury and Martin of Now'York city. Funeral arrangements are in charjre of the Buckmillcr funeral home, 22 Park place. The funeral will be held from the funeral home, at a time to be announced later, to St. Francis- church. Interment will be in St. James' cemetery. Put Off Plane For Dog Seaman Loon teroy, USNK, -18, of Antioch, who stated that ho, with rtn army and a wore put off an army Ciirpo plane to make room for a ilop with "A" priority rating, consigned to Mrs. Faye Emer- son Roosevelt, wife of Col. Elli- ott Roosevelt, the President's son. J.oroy, Riven an emergency leave and a priority following.. Oic death of his father, said tho iloc took up three seats and that, he and- his fellows were "bumped off" the plane ut Memphis, The former screen star. Miss Emerson, said the dog- was sent from Kngland by Col. Roosevelt and' that since she and other members of the Roosevelt family did not rate any priorities slic could not understand how the dOK did. (International) 4 Hitler's Newspaper Says Nazi Forces Must Be Made Stronger To Stem The Reds If Soviet Offensive Keeps Up At Speed Of Last Few Days, Lodz May Soon Be In Soviet Hands; Reds Make More Spectacular Gains the morn rolling- toward (By United Press) "What is going on in the oast now 1ms no parallel in whole history of war." That outright statement conies this from i'rora Berlin. At least three Russian armies are Berlin. First White Russian under Marshal swept from liberated Warsaw, and was last reported within 3G miles of second larg- est city. If the offensive keeps up at the speed of tlie last few days Lodz may lie reported in Russian 'hands within a few hours. Another Russian army, fighting to the north under Marshal Rokos- sovsky has swung, up toward the western corner of East Prussia'on a 62-mile front, cutting- the main Warsaw-Danzig railway. At latest reports Rokossovsky's advance columns were within 130 miles of Danzig, and were advanc- ing- at a mile an hour clip. The third Red army on the march today, commanded by Marshal Ko- nev, has run up the most spectac- ular gains- Moscow says that Ko- ncv's men. believed to smashed- acrosa the Polish- border into Germany in an unchecked in- A. T. Ratkiewich Funeral Today Was Largely Attended Nlioniilnc or hiirc n few mil- from work, Hlop at .Ii-ff'x KI-H- Imil-lint. Church for a iklldoiln dinner or Corporal Pope Is Graduated From Gunnery School (Special to The News) Panama City, Flu., Jan. Harry W. Pope has been graduat- ed from the Army Air Forces Flex- ible Gunnery School at Tyndall Field, one of the largest schools of its kind In the Army Air Forc- es Training Command. Upon his graduation, the soldier received a pair of silver wings signifying: that now he is ready to take his place as a member of the combat crew of an AAF bomb- er. At the gunnery school, he was trained in the operation of ,30jind .50 calibre machine guns, first on ground ranges and later in the air, learning; by simulated aerial battle condition how to blast enemy f igni- ter planes from the sky. As an aerial gunner he will join thousands of his "teammates of the carrying .the attack to the enemy in all .parts of the world as gruardians of America's heavy and medium bombers. He .is the son ..of Mr. and' Mrs. H. W- Pope, who reside at 361 High sti'ect, in Naugatuck, Conn. One of the most largely attcnd- id funerals here in some time was bat of the late Albert. T. Ratkie- wich of Hight. street, well known lusinossman and World War I vet- :i-an, held here this mornimy at St. .lory's church in Union City at 9 t'clock. Delegates from various veterans' rg-anizations and auxiliaries here, detail the- Naugutuck Ran- gers and a firing squad from the tate Guard at Waterbury, lent a military air to the ceremonies, the ttendance supplemented by hun- reds of friends in civilian ranks, vith St. Mary's church being filled o capacity for the Mass. The Mass was solemnized by the astor, Rev, Thomas G-riffini with he assistant pastor, Rev.- Joseph vochunas as deacon and Rev. Al- ert Taylor as sub-deacon. The special musical service in- luded the "Funeral March" the Star Spa.igled Banner" and "Come Home.' Pall bearers were Albert Bron- ky, William Pcnikas, Joseph Bend- er, Edward Sodlosky, John J- hcridnn and Joseph C. Kaytkwich, he latter two representing Post 17, American Legion- here, of vhich the deceased was chaplain t the time of his death. Color bearers were Thomas Gun- oud of the American Legion, Gas- on Adams, commander of Cru- ader Post, Veterans of Foreign Vars, Angelo Pompano, commsnd- of the local post of Disabled .Var Veterans and John Ostrosky, head of the Naugatuck Veterans' Council. The color guard was made up of a detail from the Naugatuck Rangers under the command of Sergeant Joseph. Pichulo. Representing: the local post of the Legion were Commander George nnd Thomas Nolan, Sydney Baylis, Victor Anderson, and Fred Trestrail, all past com- manders. The delegation from the Vctcr- (Continucd on Page 8) Mrs. A. H. Anderson Of North Main St. Succumbed Today Mrs, Annie Helena (Bengston) Anderson, of 392 North Main street, widow of Anton Anderson, died early this morning at the Water- bury hospital after n, brief illness. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Anderson was born in Sweden on March 2, 1872 and came to this country in 1893. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran church, Svca lodge, Or- der, of Vasa and Naugatuck Valley; lodge. S. F. of A. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at p, m. from Alderson funeral home, 201 Meado-w street. Burial in Grove cemetery with Rev. William Frendberg, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 to 5 p. m. and in the evening from 7 to 9. vasion. And the push Is said to have surged to within less than 50 miles of Breslau, the SiJcsiaji cap- ital just 225 miles southeast of Ber- lin, Breslau is an industrial city as important to Germany as Pitts- burgh is lo the United States. Says the famous Russian corres- pondent, Ilyu Ehrenbourg, "the lib- eration of Warsaw foreshadows the early fall of Berlin." And then he adds: "No matter what city we take, we think of only one. Berlin is ulive, but won't live much lonjr- cr." Tho optimism of that Russian prediction is rivaled by the pes- simism from Berlin. Here's a cross section of alarmed comments from that enemy capital. "This is an all-out attempt to blast open our eastern front and disintegrate suid one commen- tator. "The German high command is fully aware that it has no chance if it attonpts lo meet frontally the Russian superiority in men and said another. And Adolf Hitler's own news- paper, which echoes the fuehrer's special brand of "It is not possible to crush the Soviet offensive with weak forces, (Continued on 8) Lodge Group To Sponsor Event For Service Men's Fund The Columbian Rcbckah lodge, No- 35, I. O. 'O. F., will sponsor a public card party Wednesday eve- ning-, January 31, at 8 o'clock, at Odd Fellows' hall for the benefit of the Service Men's fund, it was announced by Mrs. Lillian John- in. pnst noble grand, today. Mrs. Johnson chairman of the committee, that also includes Mrs. Marie Ashford, Mrs. Louise Voe- li, Mrs, Tonla Anderson, Mrs. orclltt Newman, Mra. Ethel Wa- tcrhouse, Mrs. Eleanor Monroe, Mrs. Josephine Montrosc, Mrs. Kate Jones, Mrs. Grace Painter, Mra. Nellie Lawton, Mrs. Sallic Robin- son, Harold Newman, Fred W. Wcilc. No Change In Mrs. Oakley's Condition There was no change in the con- dition of Mrs. Alice R. Oakley, age 90, of 15 Walnut street, who Buf- fered a broken hip and fractured shoul'dcr lost Monday night in a fall at her home. Mrs. Oakley a patient at Wa- terbury hospital. m-orAi mtv fallible the Mrlro Mntili- MaM. Chnroh Btrrrt. IIH xiMiii UK iliry mtr.h thr mftrkH. AIM immkul liiHlriiliicuU,
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