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House-To-House Calls Thorough Labor Recruiting Campaign to Be Under* taken to Speed-Up Ammunition Production Here Aid of the “big three” factories of Waterbury will be enlisted in the house-to-house labor recruiting drive tomor row when six employes of the concerns will be added temporarily to the War Manpower Commission’s recruiting staff, it was reported today. Two employes each from the BcovUl Mfg. Co., the Chase Brass & Copper Co., and the American Brass Co., will be named today to aid the house-to-house canvass, and tomor row will start training for the task. The six factory workers, all wo men. will augment the staff of three V. S. Employment Service workers now giving three days each week for the labor recruiting task. Raymond Titterlngton, who is in cjlarge of the recruiting work here, said the concerns have consented to the request for “loan” of the workers and today will select the employes to serve. With tlie staff of recruiters to be raised to nine, the War Manpower Commission officials are hopeful that virtually all homes of the city will be combed in efforts to secure more workers to man war jobs. Mr. Titterlngton said the handbill crew has completed distribution ot the "go-to-vorl:” signs in the Brook lyn section and on West Main street to West Side Hill, and in the next few days will complete the distribu tion work. Several concerns of the area have consented to placing of the hand bills on their trucks, and have there by aided the recruiting staff in spreading word of the urgency of the placement work, the chief recruiter stated. Mr. Titterington observed, there is a growing awareness among resi dents of the city that the shortage of help here is critical and that ex tfl workers must be secured if the war contracts are to be completed in Ume for shipment to the battle fronts. Three Navy Flier* Perish This Week Boston, Dec. 20—(UP)—The Navy today announced' the names of three Navy fliers who were lost during the past week on routine operational flights over Narragan sett Bay, Rhode Island. They were: Ensign William P. Brede, Jr., USNR, 23. (110 First SO Yonkers, N. T. Wife, Mrs. Virginia Anne Brede. Lost Friday. Ensign Herman A. Rodgers, USNR, 23, of (218 West Second South Ct.) Carlinville, 111. Mother, Mrs. Louis D. Rodgers. Lost Friday. Ensign Robert I. Lane, USNR. 23. of <1540 East 62nd St.) Chicago. Sister. Miss Elizabeth Lane. Lost Monday. $250 $150 (@t this she has dreamed $300 A <>i«IMM< ring flashing its betrothal message from the third Anger of her left hand is a dream that every woman harbors deep in her heart from the of her first boy-and-girl romance. Nor was there ever a man who didn’t yearn to show evidence of his love and devotion by bestowing an exquisite diamond on his beloved. Because now more than ever before, the engagement ring is a hoped for symbol of everlasting faith, Michaels acknowledges the increasing demand for this jewel of endearment. We are prepared, as always, so consult with you in choosing her diamond on the basis of the quality standards maintained for over three generations. A Michaels diamond placed on her finger will give you both every that your brilliant token of adoration is one of true worth and magnificent beauty. All Prices Include Federal Tax $250 '1 rings are typical of our varied stock but may not be avail able at all times. $275 Michael*, w J§WElERS...$llVER$MITHS SINCE 1900 68 BANK STREET AT CENTER divided SPaymenfo If YOU mru. AT NO IXTIA COST BUY THAT EXTRA WAR BOND] Superforts Raid Tokyo (Continued from Page 1' ber 13. The first night bombard ment of the capital was on Novem ber 29. Berlin-relayed Tokyo reports also said that of about 40 Superfortresses which attacked Omura. aircraft and Industrial center on the Japanese home Island of Kyushu yesterday, three were damaged. The Japanese complained that bad weather impeded their defenses of Omura, which were "unable to jo fully into action,’ but claimed that the damage was on a small scale. A United Press dispatch from a superfortress base in China said a "medium" force of superforts bomb ed Omura by means of precision in struments, dropping their explosives through overcast which obscured the results. It was the fourth attack on Omu ra, and the third carried out by in struments; the targets in the first three strikes were the aircraft fac tories and one of Japan’s biggest navel air installations. Several of the crewmen over Omura also had taken part a day earlier in the record attack by a variety c«f lanes on the Hankow docks ar/1 warehouses. Their to tal combat mileage for the two days was about 4.000 miles, or twice across the United States. Some of the big ships flew to Comura and then returned to Dther targets to drop their bombs. Light anti-aircraft fire and fighter opposition was reported. Several Japanese fighter formations were seen, but the airmen said they did not press an attack. Some use of aerial bombs against he American formations was re ported. Reconnaissance reports of the at tack on the Hankow Docks and warehouses, carried out by super forts and 14th Air Force planes, dis posed "hundreds" of fires in the target areas, which were partially obscured by smoke. Brig. Gen. Russell E. Randall, commander of "Randall’s Raiders” af the 14th Air Force, said the blow was a big setback to Japanese sup ply facilities for the armies in the j south. Chile plans to produce more edible oils to ship to the United States. Ready For Nazi Counterattack nMMfllfelS (Army Radiotelephoto Irom NBA Telephoto) Working feverishly to halt the Nazi counterattack, American engineers have mined reads and blocked the way with trees and machine guns. Tank destroye rs, shown above, stand braced on rampe ready to fire over the Roer River if the German Army attempts to make a crossing. NO COMMENT HERE ON INDICTMENTS Norden Bombsight Execu* fives Facing Federal Action for Coercion Officials of the Waterbury Tool Company, division of Vicker’s Inc., stated today there was nothing fur ther to add to the statements of Harry Vickers, president, relative to the indictment brought by the fed eral authorities against the Norden bombsight officials and citing the local concern as one of those ‘ co erced and intimated’’ by the nation al producer. The so-called threats included forcing such concerns into accept ing certain terms or adverse surveys of their production would be sub mitted to Navy authorities. Local officials said today they had not made parts for the Norden sight since the start of the war and at no time has hired the services of the firm of Corrigan. Osburne and Wells, Inc., also included in the in dictment. Named in the two indictments were Theodore H. Barth, president, and Ward E. Marvelle, vice-pres ident of the Norden firm; the effi ciency survey company of Corrigan, Osburne and Wells; Navy Com mander John D. Corrigan as head of the concern, and Robert H. Wells, vice-president. Carl L. Norden, Dutch-born in ventor of the bombsight who re cently turned over to the U. S. government all patents, models and designs, was not involved, government officials said, adding that he no longer was associated with the firm. MORALE BUILDER To speed transmittal of emer gency messages from U. S. service men in Europe to their families at home, the American Red Cross has arranged direct communication service between Red Cross field di rectors in Europe and Home Service at national headquarters through the facilities of Army radio. OBITUARY • • ROPER—Mrs. Hazel (O’Donnell) Roper, wife of William H. Roper, New York, formerly of Waterbury, died early Saturday morning at St. Clare’s hospital. New York. Mrs. Roper was the daughter of the late John H. O'Donnell, who was president and founder of the Waterbury Wire Co., and Mrs. Ag nes D. O'Donnell. She was a gradu ate of Notre Dame Academy, this city, and St. Mary’s School of Nursing Rochester. N. Y. Besides her husband, she is sur vived by a daughter, Hazel: a sis ter. Ethel; and several cousins in this city and Worcester, Mass. Rev. John Wright, pastor of St. Francis Xavier church, was cele brant of the requiem high Mass held in New York. Burial was yes terday in Millerton, N. Y. BATAITIS—Mrs. Anna Bataitis, 69, of 127 Main street, Oakville, died at St. Mary's hospital yester day morning after a brief illness. A native of Suvalkiu. Lithuania, she came to this country 45 years. Mrs. Bataitis had resided in Oak ville for the past 26 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Magdalen church, Iakville, and a member of St. John's Tem perance society of Boston, Mass. Surviving are two granddaugh ters, Mrs. Bernard Olcik, with whom she made her home, and Miss Mary Walaitis. Oakville. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:15 a. m. from the Deliniks funeral home. 17 Congress avenue to St. Mary’s Magdalen church, Oakville, where Mass will be cele brated at 9 by Rev. Thomas Mc Garrv. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, this city. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 10 p. m. today and tomorrow. MOREY—William P. Morey, 86. of 272 Willow street, died yesterday aft ernoon at his home. He and his wife. Anna Jane (Nichols) Morey, celebrated their 58th wedding an niversary last Thursday. Mr. Morey was born in Quaker City, N. Y„ Oct. 28, 1858, the son of the late Charles H. and Mari etta (Horton) Morey. He was a communicant of the First Method ist church and a member of Nosa hogan lodge. Odd Fellows. He was employed as a caster at the Amer ican Brass Co. until his retirement several years ago. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Ernest L., East Hart ford, and' George E., New York city; a daughter. Mrs. Mabel Bachman Clark, Waterbury; a grandson. Ernest L. Morey, Jr., and two great-grandchildren, Joce lyn and Cheryl Morey, all of East Hartford; a sister, Mrs. Mary Mar tin, Pleasant Valley, N. Y.; and a brother, Isaac, Wappingers Palls, N. Y. The funeral will be held from the Alderson funeral home 70 Central avenue, at 2 p. m. tomorrow, Rev. Dr. John J. Suavely, pastor of the First Methodist church, offici ating. Burial will be in old Pine Grove cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call, at the funeral home from 7 to 9 to night. JAMES—'William L. James died Monday at his home, 7# East 17th street, Brooklyn, N- Y. His wife is Mrs. Gertrude (Goodenough) James. Mrs. James is the sister of the late Dr. E. W. Goodenough. Wa terbury, and Rev. G. F. Good enough, Broadbrook, and Miss Helen Goodenough. Hartford. Her father was the late Rev. Arthur Goodenough Winchester Center. Funeral services will be held in Newr York tonight. Committal services will be held at the ceme tery in Winchester Center at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow. SANTORO—Mrs. Lucia (Caolupo) Santoro, died last night at her home, 40 Wail street. A native of Italy, Mrs. Santoro had been a res dent of the East End section of the city for 45 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart league of Our Lady of Lourdes church. Survivors induce; her husband, Giulio Santoro, this city; four sons, Domenic and Michael, both of Wa terbury; S-Sgt. Albert, U. S. Army Signal Air Corps, serving in the South Pacific, and Pvt. William, U. S. Army, Field Artillery, Camp VanDorn, Miss; six daughters, Mrs. Charles DtPalma, Mrs. Fred erick Perugini, Mrs. Domenic Sac co, Mrs. Bartholomew Margiotta, Mrs. Harry Mayc, this city, Mrs. John Flaherty, Baltlmroe, Md.; one brother, Antonio Capolupo, Italy; two sisters, Mrs. Carmine Saveriano, Paterson, N. J., Mrs. Ma ria Guarriera, Italy; 15 grandchil dren; and several nieces and ne phews. The funeral will be held from the residence, 40 Wall street. Saturday at 8 a. m. to Our Lady of Lourdes church for a solemn high Mass at 9 Burial will be m the family plot in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 2 p. m. Thursday. DAVIS—Mrs. Annie (Tir.cey) Da vis, widow or Alexander P. Davis, died yesterday at her home, 198 Bishop street. Bom In New Bern, N. C., she had lived in Waterbury for 22 years. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Mount Olive A. M. £. Zion church, and of the Order of East ern Star and Household Ruth lodges in New Bern. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Morris. Mrs. Henri etta Smith. Mrs. Laura Peterson and Mrs. Carlilie Staten, all of New York city; two sons, Alexan der P. Davis. New York, and Pvt. Jerome Davis, Army; a grandson, Thomas Henry; several grand children; and great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Elia El liott, Boston. Funeral arrangements are in complete. Friends may call at the Keyes funeral home after 4 p. m. tomorrow. RYAN—Miss Margaret Ryan, 73 Pleasant street, died yesterday af ternoon at St. Mary's hospital after a long illness. She was born in Waterbury, the daughter of the late Michael and Johanna (Quane) Ryan. Employed in the office of the Scovill Mfg. Co., for more than 20 years. Miss Ryan was a member of the Scovill Girls’ club. She was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving arc a brother, James; two aunts, Mrs. Nora Griffin, with whom she lived; and Mrs. Mary Moynihan, Ireland. The funeral will be held from the Mulville funeral home, 270 West Main street at 8:15 a. m. Friday to the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 9 for a solemn high Mass of requiem. Burial will be in old St. Joseph’s cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 10 p. m. today and to morrow. CARD OF TBASKS We wish to thank our many friends, relatives and neighbor*, for floral offerings and the ex pression* of sympathy and kindness shown us during our recent be reavement, the death of our be loved brother, Martin A. Fittgerald. (Signed) MRS. FANNIE FITZGERALD and FAMILY. MASS GORMAN—Third anniversary Mass of requiem will be celebrated Fri day morning, at 7:20 o’clock, at the St. Francis Xavier Church, for the repose of the soul of the late Mrs. Anna Bowen Gorman. 4_1 BIRTH NOTICE tVIMie-A daughter, Adele Bello TraeUano, at Waterbury Hospital. Dec, Stth, to Mr. and Mrs. Vito K. Travlsano of 62 Lin wood St. ntUTH HB.D FOK SUPERIOR COURT Faces Charge of Robbery With Violence; Police Seeking Companion Michael Santopietro, 17, IS Man* han street, was bound over to superior court after he waived ex amination on charges of robbery with violence before Judge Charles R. Summa In city court this morn ing. Prosecutor Albert W. Hummel said Santopietro and a companion are alleged to have knocked down Joseph Newsome, 47, 31 Yale street, near his home on Dec. 3, and taken his wallet containing $300. The companion is still at large. Harry Burke, 50, 44 Center street was given 30-day jail sentences to run concurrently, after he pleaded guilty to two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. Joseph Hebert, Brookdale road, Wolcott, said that he had given Burke $34.90 when he promised to get him two new tires, and Fred Holmes, 29 Goes street, said he gave Burke $29 on a promise to get him a used car. In neither case was the merchan dise delivered, they said. Judge Summa dismissed non support charges against Peter Jus keniclus. 50, 90 Sunnyslde avenue after Atty. George Lynch showed that his thrice-married wife had some $13,000 In cash and bonds in addition to a store and several pieces of property. Other cases: William Delaney, 27, 529 North Riverside street, road rules violation, discharged; Joseph Degnan, 08, 14 Welton street, non support, continued to Jan. 17; Louis Ragozzlno, 29, 100 Carver street, assault and breach of the peace, continued to Jan. 17; John McGurk 48, 25 Welton place, in toxication and breach om the peace, nolled1; Carmine Angellne, 00, 431 Walnut street ext., road rules vio lation, nolled for $0; Gertrude Felngold, 35, 257 Cooke street, parking violation, continued to Dec. 21; Salvatore Commendatore, 59, 224 Hillside avenue, Jean Creel, 30, 970 Baldwin street, parking violations, $5 bonds called; Francis Coogan, 28, 533 Baldwin street, as sault and breach of the peace, con tinued to Jan. 20. PIEKPONT S FOR LAST MINUTE GIFT SUGGESTIONS BATAITIS—In this city, Dec. 19th. 1944, Mrs. Anna Bataitis, of 12? Main Street, Oakville. Funeral Friday at 8:15 a. m. from Deliniks Funeral Home, 17 Con gress Avenue, to St. Mary Mag dalen's Church, Oakville, at 9 a. m. Burial in Calvary cemetery, this city. DAVIS—In this city, Dec. 19th, 1944, Mrs. Annie (Tincey) Davis, of 198 Bishop Street. Funeral arrangements are incom plete. MOREY — In this city. Dec. 19th. 1944. William P. Morey, of 272 Willow Street. Funeral Thursday at 2 p. in., from Alderson Funeral Home, 70 Cen tral Avenue. Burial in old Pine Grove cemetery. 11YAK—In this city, Dec. 19th, 1944, Miss Margaret Ryan, of 73 Pleas ant Street. Funeral Friday at 8:15 a. m., from the Mulville Funeral Home, 270 West Main Street, to Immaculate Conception Church, at 9 a. m. Bur ial in old St. Joseph’s cemetery. SA.M'ORO-Jn this city. Dec. 19th, 1944, Mrs. Lucia (Capolupo) San toro, of 40 Wall Street. Funeral Saturday at 8 a. ill., from the residence, 40 Wall Street, to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, at 9:00 a. in. Burial in family plot In Calvary cemetery. BERGIN'S Funeral Home Established 1873 290 Eost Main St. Tel. 3-068S J.H.MULVILLE FUNERAL HOME Holmes Avenue —~ 270 W MAIN ST. QIAL 4 3123 'V'rv/cf'v tjf Supcripr Quality | in « widt r«n$« of prior* Mi*! nwtii ovory family’* Mi<ds or with#*. LA PORTA FUNt'P AI K! tabl mt 1 fa? HOt.Hf FUNERALS The funeral of Mrs. Vlncende Trepicclone, 14 Easton avenue, will be held from the Maicrana Funeral Home, 96 Willow street, at 8 a. m. tomorrow to St. Lucy's church at 9 for a solemn high Mass. 3u1al will be in Calvary cemetery,. Mend3 may call at the funeral home from 2 to 10 p. m. today. The funeral of Frederick Harel, 298 Harbour street, Hartford, native of Waterbury, was held today at 8:30 from the James F. O’Brien Funeral Home, 104 Main street, Hartford, to St. Michael's church, that city, at 9. Burial was In Mount St. Benedict cemetery, Hartford. The funeral of Edmund J. White. 36 Edson avenue, will be held Fri day at 8:30 a. m., from the Bergin Funeral Home, 290 East Main street, to the Church of SS. Peter and Paul at 9. Burial will be In old St Jo seph’s cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening and tomorrow afternoon and evening. Members of the East End Coir* m unity Club will meet at the Bergin Funeral Home tomorrow at 8 p. m. The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Denehy, 123 Baldwin street, was held this morning at 8 o’clock from the Mulville funeral home, 270 West Main street, to the Immaculate Con ception church at 8:45 where a solemn high Mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Donald O’Leary assisted by Rev. George Rellley, dea con, and Rev. Philip Hussey, sub deacon. Frederick Harmon was or ganist and soloist. Bearers were Bernard Shea, Ber nard Dowling, Peter Griflen, Mi chael Hayes. James Dowling and Patrick Shea. Burial was In Calvary cemetery with committal services conducted by Father Hussey. The funeral of Charles Byron Griswold, 492 West Main St., was held yesterday at the Lunny funeral home. Rev. Francis O. Ayres rector of St. John’s Episcopal church of ficiating. Bearers were Edmund James. William and Charles Bren nan, all nephews. Burial was In ,3antarr cemetery with the comnrtt | 1*1 service conduced by Re*.'. Waldo . iManle;, Hie fu*.,tral of Adolph Heroux, 190 Echo Lake Rd„ Watertown, was held yesterday from the home to St. John’s church at 9. Burial was in Mount St. James’ cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Loretta Lind say. 134 North Elm St., Will be held from the Keyes funeral home. 69 Pearl St., at 8 a. m. tomorrow to the Church of the Immaculate Conception where a high Mass will be celebrated., at 9. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home all day today. The funeral of Mrs. Elisabeth Galgot, 37 Lawlor St., will be held tomorrow at 8:45 a. m. from the Deliniks funeral home, 17 Congress Ave„ to St. Joseph’s Church at 9. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The funeral of Mrs Ada A. (Mc Carty) Filkington, 81, of 1720 Bald win street, will be held from the Clark Funeral Home, 20 State street time and other arrangements to be announced later. The funeral of John D. Jones. Woodtick road, Wolcott, was held from the Alderson Funeral Home. 70 Central avenue, at 11 a. m. to day. Rev. Francis O. Ayres, pastor of St. John’s church, officiating. Burial was in Woodtick cemetery, Wolcott. The funeral of William Barrett, flve-year-old son of Joseph and Catherine Barrett, 123 Raymond street was held from the Mulvllle Funeral Home, 270 West Main street at 2 p. m. today. Burial was in Calvary cemttery. SHORT AND SNAPPY Maquoket, la. (UP) — Garfield Harker had planned to hunt all day recently. But luck, or his marks manship. spoled his day. He shot twice into a flock of approximately 200 ducks and bagged 15 mallards —his day’s limit. 0 “The Christmas Store for Men” Why N«t A SUIT ar OVERCOAT There’s no need to be puzzled as to what to give him for Christmas. 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