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Tall Tower
Good Evening.
This Is her strength, that all her Hie,
Day after day, In sun and showers,
She prays to do the best she can.
The regiments of pot and pan,
The wooden spoon, the kitchen knife,
Are hers, and hers the homely hours.
The polished wood, and the clean floor,
The closet with Its counted linen.
All tell her when she comes to rest
That hand and heart have done their best.
And rich or poor she wants no more
And has no less than other women.
This Is the limit of her rule;
Her garden with Its weedy loam,
The church, the pigeons In the steeple,
The voices of the neighboring people,
Her children coming back from school,
Her peace, her freedom, and her home.
This Is her hope, that she may give
To those she loves, before she dies,
One precious gift, America—
This home as It was given to her,
This happy land, where they may live
As she did, under freedom’s skies.
Clicking the town. . . . Mrs. Ted Kirby, charming
American Brass Florence Nightingaler, looking very
stunning in her new spring suit as she emerges from
the foyer of one of the local theaters. ... Joe Solury
bidding the boys good-bye as he makes final prepar
ations for a tour of the mid-western states. ... He
believes in seeing “America first”. . . . The boys
around the “Waldorf Corner” eagerly scanning the
letter of Private Tommy Coppola who is now on the
high seas bound for an American Base.
Joe Garvey of Liberty Street, prominent in St. Ann’s
A. A. since the founding of the crack sporting club, will
be among the Army inductees waving farewell from the
Union Depot Saturday morning. . . . Rev. Dr. Arthur
F. Lewis of Naugatuck was toastmaster at the annual
get-together dinner of the Connecticut Grand Lodge
Royal Arch Masons in Hartford the other night. Among
those attending were Grand Commander Frederick C.
Marggraff of this city_Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Genovese
recently celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary
by doing up New York City as they never did before.
Johnny Moore, Jr., son of Waterville Johnny who is
oQtfielding with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific
Coast League, is following in his dad’s footsteps. An
all-conference player with the Sarasota, Fla., High
School varsity baseball nine last year. Johnny, Jr., has
reported to the Boston Red Sox farm club at Danville,
Va., for training in the Bi-State League. Young Moore
was recommended by Heinie Manush, who is a member
of the Sarasota winter baseball colony and a former
major league batting champion, now manager of the
Greensboro, N. C., team in the Piedmont loop, and by
Herb Pennock, head of the Bosox chain.
Heard in passing. . . . Insurance Commissioner
John C. Blackall, Waterbury native, will speak over radio
station WTHT Sunday, May 24, at memorial services
being conducted by the Soldiers Field Association, Inc.
.... Dr. Edward J. Godfrey favors us with a heavy bag
of tinfoil which he says will have to be his last con
tribution of such for the duration of the war. . . . The
Bociety of Philatelic Americans has issued a set of 5
poster stamps, in 5 different colors, announcing the 1942
convention at the Detroit-Leland Hotel, Detroit, Michi
gan, August 19-23. . . . 18,000 bottles of wines, liquors,
beers, and mineral waters, comprising the store of the
former French liner, Normandie, will be sold at auction
May 26. You have to post a $25 bond to gain entrance
to the auction rooms and the stock will only be sold in
quantities, two different sets of bids being called for.
Bosse Rieger of Cooke Street is attached to the
Army Medical Corps at Fort Devens, Mass. He was
among the inductees drafted from Waterbury last
month. . . . Johnny and Joe Griffin of Scovill Street
will kiss their loveable Mom goodbye early next week
and depart for Hartford to be later handed khaki uni
forms. Both are well known basketball players, the
former having played with both Crosby and Wilby
High and the Cadet A. C., while his younger brother
performed for years with the Boys’ Club.
Benny Yoska, Brooklyn A. C. third baseman, who
won a place on the 1941 National Amateur Baseball
Tournament in Alabama, will be given a place in Uncle
Sam’s Army before this week expires. . . . Ditto for Joe
Lovallo, prominent industrial league bowler. . . . Joseph
Santoro, son of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Santoro of 370 Wash
ington Avenue, is the 1942 valedictorian j&t Duggan
grammar school. His father was the late Police Sergeant
William Santoro.
Just at this time, when protecting clothing against
moths is a subject on nearly every woman’s mind, it
is worth while to point out that rayon dresses and suits
are immune to moths and therefore require no protec
tion against this common pest. This is of special interest
right now, since there is a shortage of Japanese cam
phor and some of the other commonly-used moth
deterrent substances. If you are putting away winter
dresses or suits made of 100 per cent rayon or spun
rayon, you need simply make sure they are clean and
then store them away without any further precautions.
No moth balls are needed. It should be pointed out, how
ever, a number of women’s dress and suit fabrics are
made of spun rayon blended with wool. Because of
the wool content, it is best to treat these fabrics as
though they were all wool and put them away pro
tected by one of the good moth preventatives.
Today may be straw hat day but Deputy Police
Superintendent Daniel J. Carson beat the gun yesterday
by appearing in a dapper dipper-On the general sub
ect of the police department a salute is in order for
unieipal Court Officer Joe Oarvev. Joe’s understand
ing nature and cool “savvy” in dealing with the various
types of cases handled over a period or many years have
made him a valuable asset to the judges. . . . Thomas
“Red” Delaney writes that life with the Marines in
Cuba is wonderful. “Red” can’t help but make good
with his cheery disposition and happy-go-lucky attitude.
Mrs. John Martinson are all smiles these
. , Mr. and
days since the little missus (formerly Kay Curtin of
Naugatuck) presented Johnny with a lovely baby
daughter. ., . Genial Pat Mulhall of Sylvan Avenue is
taxing special
the subject of
interest in a civilian defense course on
air raid shelters.
Father Cooney to Be Cele
brant Sunday Morning at
St. Patrick’s Church
Rev. Andrew J. Oooney of this
city, who was ordained to the Cath
olls priesthood at Hartford yester
day, will sing his first solemn Mass
at 11 a. m.' Sunday at his home
church, St. Patrick’s
Rev. Dr. Eugene P. Cryne, pastor,
will be assistant priest. Other offi
cers of the Mass will be: Rev.
Francis J. Barrett, assistant pastor
of the Church of the Blessed Sac
rament, deacon: Rev. Gerard F.
Yates, S. J., of Yale university, sub
The sermon will be delivered by
Rev. J. Joseph Bluett, S. J., pro
fessor of dogmatic theology at
Woodstock College, Woodstock, Md.
Among those seated In the sanc
tuary will be Rev. John J. Keougn,
S. J„ director of the alumni asso
ciation of Georgetown university,
where Father Cooney was graduated.
Father Cooney Is the son of An
drew Cooney of Chlpman street apd
the late Helen Duffy Cooney.
A class of 20 young men, equal
to the largest In the history of
the diocese, was ordained yesterday
at St. Joseph's cathedral, with Most
Reverend Henry J. O’Brien, Auxil
iary Bishop, presiding.
Decision was reserved in common
pleas court yesterday by Judge
Thomas J. Wall In the $500 civil ac
tion brought by William Ceccherlni
of Waterbury against Anthony Mac
clone, also of this city. The suit re
sulted from damages caused to the
plaintiff's car last August when It
was struck from the rear by the de
fendant’s car while both cars were in
a funeral procession on East Mani
The defendant has filed a cross
complaint In which he seeks $300 for
damages to his car. He claims that
Andrew Ceccherlni, son of the plain
tiff and driver of his car, failed to
give a signal that he would stop.
Answers To
Test Questions
Below are the answers to
test questions printed on
page 6.
1. Chile.
2. True.
3. Wellington.
4. China.
5. Square one side and mul
tiply by six.
6. Author.
7. John L. Lewis.
8. Yes.
9. In London, Eng.
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Germans Seen “Throwing Everything”
At Russians In Desperate Crimean Drive
(NEA Service Military Writer)
Washington, May 16—‘To win
the war this summer, Hitler will
throw everything at Russia but the
kitchen stove.”
That Is an expert estimate of the
Import of the great Nazi offensive
Just beginning. That tremendous
effort promises to be the dominat
ing news-story of the summer; Its
end, In victory or defeat, one of
the decisive events of world history
—and In a very real sense, of
American history.
The struggle on the Russian
front, more than the dramatic and
Important events In the Pacific,
will determine just what this war
Is to mean to us In treasure, blood
and anguish. For If Hitler crushes
Russia, either we must send enor
mous expeditionary forces to Eu
rope or w.e must give up hope of
beating Hitler there and keeping
the war from our shores.
Either way we must face not a
relatively short war, but an In
finity of affliction; rising taxes,
lower standards of living, economic
dislocation. That Is a sober con
sensus of opinion here of the mean
ing to*America of the battle now
That the first Nazi blow should
fall on South Russia Is none the
less ominous because expected. Not
merely because Hitler, by reaching
Baku, would gain oil, but because
Stalin would lose it. One good au
thority estimates South Russian oil
is less Important to Germany, with
her synthetic Industry, than to
Russia, which gets seventy-five to
ninety per cent of the fuel for her
planes, tanks and tractors from the
southern fields. And the road to oil
is also the road to Suez and Junc
tion, or at least closer cooperation,
with Japan.
To that fixed objective the road
has now dried, although spring
mud still entrenches other key
points farther north, such as the
great Industrial and railroad cen
ters like Moscow and Leningrad,
great shipping centers like Mur
mansk and Archangel that are fun
nels for British and American sup
All those are nearer the Nazi
grasp than Americans realize. The
Germans are still three-fourths the
Meet Lieut. I. Pirozhkov, Russian tank commander who helped smash
Hitler’s Panzer divisions in last winter’s campaign. Confident, self-pos
sessed, he is typical of the Soviet soldier who, in the Crimea, is now
“holdln gthe fort” against the Nazi war machine’s desperate spring drive.
way to Moscow, almost In Lenin
grad. The Russians’ spectacular and
gallant winter counter-offensive re
conquered less than one-fourth th?
area they had lost during last sum
mer, including none of the localites
vital as springboards to the spring
drive now launched by the Relchs
American military opinion still
considers this the world’s most
formidable army. It has lost
heavily; its technical troops, such
as tank and plane crews, are,now
below last year’s standard,, but It
Is getting maximum use from
them In major operations by using
vassal troops such as Rumanians
and Italians for mopping up and
other easier Jobs.
The Russians, on the other hand,
are expected to use their own
second-line troops In the first line.
They have found that the Initial
rush of the Panzer divisions—
twenty-four are said to be involved
In the present attack—simply can
not be stopped, So characteristic
ally, they shrug their shoulders,
say "Nitchevo,” and let it vent its
first fury on second-best troops.
The task of these troops Is to
sacrifice themselves to slow It down,
so that real first-line troops, held
back for the purpose, and aided by
guerrilas, can counter-attack and
prevent the armored spearheads
from breaking through and encir
cling them.
On this refinement of the tactics
that proved successful last summer,
the Russians pin their hopes of up
setting the Nazis If they use the
same tactics as last year. Some
authorities believe they will nor
ths t they will spring startling new
methods and weapons, ‘including
gas. In any case their real objec
tive will be no fixed geographical
point—not even oil wells. Capture
of these will be secondary to de
struction of the Red army. And the
best way to destroy it Is to encircle
The Russians have the man
power to stand the losses of sec
ond-line troops, and the interior
lines, especially in the south, to
move the man-power about. Can
they endure the shock of the first
blow, the dread pounding of the
second, third, fourth—of a whole
summer of blows? Can they/'hold
the fort while we are coming?”
I have asked that question of
numerous observers, unofficial and
official. The unofficial ones, lately
returned from Russia, say "yes.”
Those who are most certain some
times seem so mainly because the
Russians were so certain, yet that
speaks volumes for Russian morale
Official observers are more cau
tious, but more optimistic than
they have been hitherto. None
expects to see the Russians escape
without heavy losses of men, ma
aterlal and ground. Some expect
Vto see them driven back to the
Volga, but folding there, heads un
However, bloody those heads
might be, with the winter to re
cuperate, next year there would
still be a Red army. This army,
supported by the industries built
up In the Urals or moved there,
might at most be capable of an
offensive In cooperation with Brit
ish and Americans, or, at least be
able to pin down strong German
And by that time we would have
ships and supplies and In some
thing approaching plenty; we’d
have men, too, if need be. And
though the war might go on for
another year or two, It would have
been won—won In the battles that
are beginning today.
State Institutions
Issue Call For Help
Acute Shortage of Men, Women Reported ; Profes*
sional, Non-Skilled Aides Needed at Once
Hartford, Conn., May 15 — An
acute shortage of help at all state
Institutions now exists and Jobs are
available In practically every cate
gory, Leonard J. Maloney, director
of the U. 8. Employment Service
for Connecticut said today. In urg
ing qualified persons to make ap
plication for these jobs.
Mr. Maloney pointed out that
while formerly it was necessary
for employes to live on the premises
of the institution arrangements
have now been made whereby prac
tically all employes, if they wish,
may continue to live at home and
work at the Institutions. “This new
arrangement should make it possi
ble for residents in the vicinity of
state Institutions to find profitable
work without worryying about
transportation,” Mr. Maloney said.
The current needs are for: phy
sicians, dentists, nurses, physical
therapists, occupational therapists,
industrial arts teachers, physical
instructors, male and female at
tendants, orderlies, clerks, stenog
raphers, cooks, assistant cooks,
chanics, farmhands, dalryhands,
porters, waiters, waitresses, me
electrlcians, truck drivers, painters,
barbers, tailors, groundsmen and
many others.
In an effort to fill these job
openings applications are being ac
cepted for all existing openings by
all officers of the U. S. Employment
Service for Connecticut.
It was pointed out by Mr. Malo
ney that It Is essential to public
health and safety that all of the
Institutions In Connecticut be prop
erly stalled and urged all who are
qualified to make application for
paid employment in the Institu
tions through any of the eighteen
offices of the U. S. Employment j
Service for Connecticut.
Pay rates for a few of the classi
fications follow:
Graduate nurse, $1,200-$1,560 per
annum; occupational therapist, $1,
200-$l ,800 per annum; physical
therapist, $1,260-$1,560 per annum;
hospital attendants, $980-1,260 per
annum; hospital orderlies, $870
$1,080 per annum.
George Sanders plays his third
“Falcon” role in "The Falcon Takes
Over,” latest thiUl-fllm In the RKO
Radio series.
Questions on Comic Page
1. Stripes are worn by staff ser
geant, about as high as any sergeant
2. Sailor ate macaroni.
3. Thousands of British soldiers
passed through Hazebrouck en
route to famous battle at Ypres.
Civilian Defense Calendar
Notices of Defense Meetings for Insertion in This Calender Must Be
Sent to Mayor's Office at Least Two Days in Advance
Wanted—Watchers at District Warning Center for night hours,
by Margaret Kelley, Chamber of Commerce.
B:00 p. m—Parrel Foundry Sc Machine Co.; first aid class, Dr. Wil
liam Ooodrich.
7:00 p. m.—Elks hall, first aid class, Fred A. Webb. .
7:30 p. m.—All Souls church; first aid class, Alfred Eric and staff.
7:30 p. m.—Franco-American hall; first aid class, C. A. Williams
and staff.
7:30 p. m.—Medical building; first aid class, Alfred P. Hensel and staff.
7:30 p. m—9 Melbourne terrace; first aid class;' Ruth Chapman and
7:30 p. m.—Slocum school; first aid class, Anne DeBellls and staff.
7:30 p. m —Old st. Joseph's school; first aid class, Phllomena Barone
and staff. •
7:30 p. m.—165 North Main street; first aid class, Dr. Alfred Relchen
SATURDAY, May 1« .
2:00 p. m.—Saint Margaret’s school, Chase parkway; first aid class,
Ruth Chapman.
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List of Prospective Mem^
bers of Class of 1942
Ninety-five students comprise tt*
list of prospective graduates ne:
month at Drlggs grammar school.
The list, announced this morn:
by Principal John Brophy, follows:
Bernard Bert Adler, Edward Jo
seph Aheam, Jean Barbara Ander
son, Marian Louie Andrews, Har
lan Raymond Armour, Richard Paul
Aston, Nicholas James Barone
Henry Paul Beaulac, Camille Lee
Bouley, Eleanor Mae Briggs, Ann
Theresa Castonguay, Carmen Jo
seph Ctesare, Liber to Richard Ce
sare, Wanda Mary Chase, Carol
Vaughn Chesson, Doris June Clark,
Albert Charles Confrancesco, Hettle
M. Craig, Leonard Rocco Daddonna
Alvin Raymond Daniels, Margaret
Lina De Vico, Theresa Madeline
Vico, Ruth Alice Dodson, Rita
Muriel Pagen, Julia Alice Fernandez,
Lawrence Feuerman, Esther Re
becca Gatling, Joseph Peter Geno
vese, William Irving Goldstein,
Frank Greco, Ruth Irene Gruzas,
Anna Oarmella Guerrera, Rose Elsie
Guerrcra, Marie Gugliottl, Robert
Haddad, Lilllart Horenbeln, Janice
Lucy Horrlgan, Gertrude Johnson,
Hclga Joles.
David Kaplan, Madeline Marie
Kelly, Francis William King, Ben
nett David Klamkln, Morton Sher
wood Kramer, Martha Krlnsky,
Robert M. Larmett, Samuel La
Rosa, Jr., Albert June Leach, Ger
aldine Betty Lewis, Francis August
Lleber, Charles Albert Lusher, El
vira Marano, Albert Joseph Mar
cella, Doris Theresa McCooey,
Clayton McCormick, Jr., Marjorie
Claire Menzies, Richard Lee Mon
tesi, Francis Edward Nelllgan, Jean
Theodora Nelson, Beverly Newman,
Lois Betty Noble, Shirley Mavis
Northway, Barbara Ann O’Brien.
Winfred James Petteway, Bernard
Mattie Petteway, Marie H. Plsanl,,
Elizabeth L. Prince, Catherine Mary]
Raggo, Vlrgina Sally Raymond
Helen Olee Richardson, Lorrain
Betrha Richter, Helen B. Rodgers
Jennie Mary Rollo, Doris Romanuk
John D. Rosa, Lillian Margare
Rose, Florence Rubin, Hermai
Rubin, Mark Leon Sacharoff.
Hadassah Saffian, Michael i
Santopietro, Anna Marie Solomiti
Roslyn E. Solomon, Joseph Galile
Spinella, Gloria Mae Staweck
Francis Carl Tommasino, Mllfor
Lafayette Trotman, Anthony Angel
Vendittl, William Wallace Vosburg:
III, James Grant Walker, Earl Wi
Hams, Rose Wolk and Norms
Styled with
an accent on
Do you like to go strutting
down the street with your
skirt swishine bewitchingly ?
You will... if you’re wear
ing one of these Nan Carson
Swingies. Tailored of a
sheer, fine checked lawn,
they’ll be as cool as an ice
cream soda on the hottest
summer day. At this low
price, you’d better buy at
least two of them while the
other is in the laundry.
Left: 2052 — Coat dress styled
of Interesting petal-leaf print.
Pearl buttons. Bhlrred shoulders.
Blue, Rose, Oreen .... It lv 90
Right above: 2053 — Rose trellis
print with revere collar. Leather
belt. Cup-shaped buttons march
ing down to hem. White, Blue,
Hoi e . 12 to 20
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