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I MP Finds Enemy Fire Less Trying
f Than a Pretty Girl In a Jeep
e e • * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Combat Military Police Teem Up to Meet Situation*
Calling for Courage Under Fire, Diplomacy and Tact
With tlM 9Mh Infantry Divisio
III Qarmany, Jan «—That old litx
"IMa place must be safe—the MP
an here.” isn't used by front-lin
map* of UlU outfit nowadays I
MM OI doe* make such a aneerlm
remark about the combat mllttar
polio* you can automatically pr
him aa a novice because he simpl
hasn't been around long enough t
what he’* talking about
Sck aurvey of the »th’
toon will reveal to skep
that combat MPs are no
traffic cops or killjoys wh<
"off limits" signs at th
of towna. They're actuall;
•okllera and they cat
allow you records to prove It
Some of them can show you Pur
pie Heart* that weren't won bad
In the reer area*.
When the first doughboys o
this division fought their *•*;
Into the outskirts of Percy, prance
and deployed along the .streets t(
search out snipers, seven MPs wen
waiting for them Inside the town
The MP* had moved Into Percy t<
control traffic only to And that th«
traffic hadn't caught up with their
yet. 80 they helped the Infant rymer
round up the remaining snipers be.
fora gettllng down to policing traf
Near Florenvllle. Belgium, thro*
MPs were assigned to work with
a task force. Their jeep was third
in the column, the first being s
light tank. As they were moving
down a road a Jerry anti-tank gun
let loose and knocked out the light
tank. The MPs jumped from theli
jeep and ran Into the brush at
the edge of the road. The situation
was relayed back to our artillery
which quickly knocked out the anti
tank gun.
At Oathemo, Prance. Pvt
Hairy Rowe. Pardoe, Pa., was at
a traffic control post about 30€
yards behind the main line of re
sistance. Ho had been on duty
only a few minutes and hadn't
had time to dig a slit trench. Sud
denly the Jerries opened up with
Id mm. fire The first Shell burst
about 25 yards away. Rowe dashed
to the shell hole and jumped In.
Another shell hit about 30 yards to
ills left. He sprinted to that hole
and hit the bottom. Asked later why
he shuttled from hole to hole he
said, "I've always heard that
shell* never hit twice In the same
Testimony to the fact that MPs
must be rugged to handle their jobs
Is the fact that all but six men in
the division's MP platoon were on
their feet directing traffic for more
than two days straight—a total of
52 hours. This happened when the
division was making a movement
of about 100 miles during the Oer
inaa retreat toward the Seine.
However. MPs are hand-picked
not only for their physical fitness
but also for their ability to han
dle ticklish situations with Arm
tact. In addition to enforcing
off limits” regulations in liber
ated or captured towns there
hav# been numerous occasions
when they have had to settle
altercations among civilians. One
such case was in a Belgian town,
where an MP saw two civilians
arguing. One called the other
a Warl collabortor and the other
protested so vigorously that the
two men soon were fighting in
the middle of the street. The
MP broke It up.
During the 28th Division's Lib
eration D«y parade through Paris
a tremendous problem was keep
ing the hysterically happy Pa
risians from blocking the parade
route down the Champs El.vsees.
"When you have to pull a pretty
girl out of a Jeep, earn- her to the
curb and set her down—that re
quires tact.' one MP said
Combat MPs are taught to shift
for themselves, because It often is
necessary for a traffic control
team to spend several days at an
Isolated road junction far from
mesa lines and bivouac nroas.
Often these three or four man
teams are stationed within 300
yards of the front lines where
they’re constantly in danger of
shell bursts and snipers. They
carry their own K or C rations. I
which they supplement when pos-1
slble with produce from neigh-1
boring farms.
MaJ. William Pellman II. of I
Philadelphia, Pa., 28th Division
Provost Marshal, has reason to
believe that his military police
platoon Is made up of .some of
. the best soldiers In the division.
When this organization entered
combat the platoon was consider
ably over strength and many
MPa were reassigned back to
front line infantry units. A rifle
company commander who had
seen some of the reassigned MPs
in action agaiast the enemy told j
Major Pellman, "If you have anj
more MPs that you can’t keep,
please give them to me. I could
havt a crack rifle company with
Just 80 of those boys and no one
4 Burned To Death
In Vermont Blaze
Wilder, Vt., Jan 4 (UP)—Two
year-old Forrest Alger was recover
inf from bums at a Hospital today,
sole survivor of a cottage fire that
C06t the lives of the other four mem
bers of his family.
Attaches at a Hanover, N. H..
hospital where the child was taken
yesterday said Forrest wa.s suffering
from bums und exposure but that 1
lie would recover
The blaze broke out early yester
day *nd spread rapidly. Mrs. Earl
Alger, carrying Forrest, escaped
with a 6-year-old son Fred. Then, i
tti* 30-yeur-o!d mother and Fred
dashed back Into the house to res
cue Earl Alger, 46„ and the couple's
tt-month-old son Earl, Jr. The four '
perished In the flames.
Thefo Uowing marriage Inten
tlana have been filed by the bur
•an of vital statistics, town clerk’s
Andrew J. Cerullo, Army, 409
HIE street and Angelin* Mary
YatmlelH, U Fleet street.
«**e* Devine, 76fl Highland
aad Lena Fetruelell*l, II
An MP (nmb.it tram rounds up scared horses in a French town. The
animals bolted when the roar of Yank armored vehicle* racing through
the town frightened them. Trained to shift for themselves, MPs face
front-line dangers in addition to such police problems as traffic con
No Chaplin
Verdict Yet
ll'nilfd Press Staff Correspondent]
Hollywood, Jan. 4.—' UP)-Ai
elderly jury of seven women and
five men continued its deliberation
today of whether Charles Chaplin
is the father of Joan Barry's baby
after informiiiK the court that it
had not been able to reach an im
mediate decision, but was not hope
lessly deadlocked.
Since it is a civil case, only nine
of 12 mast agree one way or an
other, but the division of opinion
was still wider than that.
Superior Court Judge Henry M
Willis, who told tlie jury he would
not ln.sl.sL on its being locked up
until a verdict is reached, dismissed
i he members for the niRht yester
day after they had deliberated four
hours and 40 minutes.
"Is there any hope of a verdict.”
Judge Willis asked jury foreman
Ferdinand J. Gay..
Gay hesitated before answering:
"There is a possibility."
Judge Willis declined to indicate
huw long lie would let deliberations
continue before declaring a hung
jury and attorneys for both sides
were confident of victory.
The jurors who sit in swivel arm
chairs around a heavy hardwood
table while they debale the case
asked the court reporter yesterday
to read them portions of Miss
Barry's testimony about the night
oi Dec. 30, 1942, which she spent
with two other men besides Chap
Miss Barry testified that she
went to the apartment of writer
Hans Rettsch at about 4 p. m. and
left when they had a ‘‘tiff' at
about 8 o'clock. Then, she suld, she
drove around with Vasco Bonlnl,
former wine dealer now a soldier in
tlie Pacific theater, for several hours
until lie let her out of liis car at
Chaplin's hilltop mansion shortly
after midnight. She and Chaplin
were intimate in the flickering light
of his living room flrcpluce be
fore lie drove her part of the way
home, siie said.
Judge Willis warned the jurors
not to talk about the case or to
answer telephone calls.
"This," he admonished "is tlie
type of case that attracts morons
and vicious people. They may seek
to have their voices heard, with you
as the Instrument."
A delegation of members of Wa
terbury Chapter. No. 9, Disabled
American Veterans and representa
tives of its Auxiliary will visit the
veterans' home at Rocky Hill this
evening. Members of tlie minstrel
cast which recently presented a
very successful show under the au
spices of the West End Community
Club, will provide the entertain
ment tonight under the direction of
Ambrose Egan.
Following tlie entertainment the
If. A. V. committee headed by Ad
lutant James F. Martone will distri
3ute cigarettes, candy and muga
sines to the veterans. It will be the
chapter's and axulliary’s annual
Mew Year's visit to the home.
May Change
Racing Situation {
Concord, N. H.. Jun. 4.-~40F;
3ov. Charles M. Dale <U'J KM today
it hjs inaugural as New Jftimpshlre's
I2nd chief executive tti.i the no
aclng edict "affecting ut ijicome.
if our stute cun be met by bolding
ipproprialions to amov'/its nece/.
ary for the rendering of essential
Gov. Dale asserted that the rac
ng situation "may wsH change
diiie the general court U stKi in
News Of
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 4.— (UP) —
Convicted by a. ledcral grand jury
on three charges of making lalse
statements to an army expulsion
board. Paul L. Schlcnthcr, 43, for
mer New Haven Oerman-American
Bund leader, will be sentenced by
Judge J. Joseph Smith Jan. 15.
Schlenther was specifically ac
cused of telling the army board that
he was not acquainted with Ger
hard Wilhelm Kunze, former na
tional leader of the Bund; that he
was not a member of the Bund nor
did he wear u Bund uniform.
Accused with Schlenther was
George M. Munk. Springdale, whose
case still fs bclore tlie court. Munk
according to the government, at
one time belonged to the Bund at
Stamford. He was charged with
falsely stating before the army
board that he had no intention of
returning to Germany although lie
had transferred $4,000 worth of
rucckwanderermarks to a Germany
bank. Munk claimed lie had set up
the fund to permit Ills wile to go
back to Germany.
Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 4- iUPi—
Former Republican State Senator
John Christensen, Windsor, had the
support today of the Connecticut
Vegetables Growers Association for
appointment as State Commissioner
of Agriculture.
The association sent a resolution
to Gov. Baldwin urging that Chris
tensen be named to succeed Com
missioner Olcott F. King whose
term expires this year.
Also being mentioned for the
commissionershlp Is Frank Peet of
Kent, former master of the State
The association elected Ernest
Cuzzocreo, Orange, as president;
Adolf Backeil, Westport, vice pres
ident; Frank W. Roberts, Middle
town, secretary, and Henry Peter
son, Wapplng, treasurer.
New Haven. Conn., Jan. 4—(UP)
—'The New Haven Railroad system
was authorized by Federal Judge
Carroll C. Hincks today to spend
$1,700,000 for the purchase of 500
all-steel boxcars from the New Eng
land Car Company. Judge Hincks
also allowed the railroad trustees
to lease 45 acres of land in the
Bronx, N. V., to the Reconstruction
Finance Corp.
OF 1945 LEVY
The city today received notice of
its share of the state s old-age as
sistance tax levy In amount of $130,
637 to be paid on or before April
1. The levy for each town in the
state Is apportioned according to
per capita percentage compared to
the population of the state, The to
tal levy for all towns Is $2,225,
The city has estimated thul $145.
000 will be realized here an old
age assistance tax levy of which
$131,000 hus been earmarked for
payment to the state.
The state levy first was fixed in
1935 in amount of $2,130,000 and
was increased to the present level
in 1937.
Mfeslon1' but added ttiat, If It should
Hot. he will not ‘'recommend the
exi-^nditote of funds which cannot
reasonably be expected to be re
"The time has come to call a halt
to the draft of states toward de
pendence on the government at
Washington,’’ the governor said.
"bet New Hampshire lead the way
. . . to recognition of the primary
duties of the state and for the as
nunptlon of the obligations and ,
authority of the state government.
Naugatuck Driver Obtains
Nolle Today; Bus Driver
Ordered Arrested
| Arthur J Bt awl, Ml. • Fain icw
avenue Naugatuck. paid 112 for a
nolle on road ruin* charge* when
his mar was called before Judge
Charles R Rr.tnma lit City Ooun
this morning, Patrolman Joseph
t>-rente vice sakt Rra all's car struck
a narked car on Baldwin street
Sunday morning
W Perkins Caine 32 Munson
Road, Wolcott, was ordered ar
rested when he tailed to appear in
court to answer to charges t.l n k
)e*s driving Prosecutor Albrr; W
Hummel said Caine was the driver
of a C R Ac L. bust which was in
volved in a three-vehicle collision
on .South Main street December 23,
and had l>een notified to apitear In
court today
Other cases: Henry F James,
43 60 Abboti avenue, breach of the
peace. discharged, Intoxication
tilled >5: Fronds L. Morgan 21
Dorchester. Mass . fugitive from jus
tice, i e. non-support charges in
Massachusetts, continued one day;
Julia Marrotie. 40 1 051 North Main
street, breach of Uic licace, contin
ued to April 4. Ixitlis Maietle, 41.
33 East street, James Knight, 22.
636 Hank street. Philip Kemp, 26
64 Kliwilieth sitwt parking viola
tions, $5 bonds called; Daniel Taylor,
60 1024 Wast Main street, parking
violation, tioilcd: Michael Benrerlc*.
50. 636 Bank street, non-support,
[continued to January 16: Louts
Oodin, 48 73 Harden Circle, non
support, continued to January 16;
Edward Miller 44 236 Clterry street,
non-support, continued to January
16; John Favalc, 17. 207 Merllnc
street, reckless drlvuig, continued
to February 1; Conrad Berube. 19,
227 South Main street, evading re
sponsibility. non o|>erator's license,
continued to January 18; Ralph
Havens. 26, and Mary Havens, 26,
both of 111 Railroad Hill street,
breach of the peace, continued to
January 17: James Croke, 40. 14
Welton street, nonsupport, oontln
ued one day; Antedeo Colasanto, 27,
17 Fairview street, breacli of the
peace, continued to February 3
99th Division
Battle Babies
(United Press War Correspondent!
U. S. First Army Headquarters
Western Front, Jan. 4 - iU.P.i —
The ‘ battle babies" of tile Amer
ican 99th Division received their
baptism of fire on the bloody north
ern corner of the Ardennes Salient
and fought off four German divi
sions for five days and nights at the
start of the Nazi winter offensive,
it was revealed today.
First Army Headquarters lifted its
security ban for the first time to
permit disclosure of the role played
by the 99th and nine other Amer
ican divisions in stemming the
Wchrmacht’s bid for a breakthrough
in the Ardennes last month.
Oolng into action for the first
time, the 99th faced wave after wave
of German assault forces at the be
ginning of the Ardennes drive when
two panzer and two Volksgrenadier
divisions, reinforced by tanks, hit It
amidships on December 17 in the
vicinity of Hollerath, Bulling and
Wirtzleld, below Monschau
Some of the bitterest lighting of
the entire German offensive cen
tered around those towns, with the
■'battle babies'" taking it on the chin,
fighting a gallant delaying action.
For five days the 99th battled
around the clock, sometimes fall
ing back, then charging the Ger
mans and forcing the Nazis to re
treat. Their baptism of fire was one
of the strangest any American out
fit ever received. It was the 99th
that captured Marshal Karl Von
Hundstedt's order telling Ills troops
their moment had come to strike a
decisive blow — tipping the Allies
that this was a full-scale Nazi of
The First Army also paid high tri
bute to the stand made elsewhere in
the Ardennes by the Ninth, Second
First, 30th and 75th Infantry Divi
sions, the 82nd airborne, the Scv- :
enth and Ninth armored, and the
112th Regiment of the 28th Division. ,
Tlie 30th Division, which was in
the thick of the fighting at Stavelot
and La Gleize. knocked out 92 Ger
man tanks and 360 vehicles, captur- i
ed 337 prisoners and buried 117 !
enemy dead while serving as the
forward wall of the First Army on !
the northern flank.
In the Stavelot area alone, the di
vision's supporting artillery claimed
to have killed 2.000 Germans and
destroyed 200 vehicles.
The 30th, commanded by Major
General Iceland S. Hobbs, Washing
ton, D. C„ won grudging praise
from the Germans themselves, who
dubbed the outfit "Roosevelt's shock
The Ninth Infantry, commanded
by Major General Louis A. Craig,
Raleigh, N. C„ was Uirown into the
line in the Monschau area when the
German offensive begun. When the
99th was "taking It" hardest, the !
Ninth moved In to relieve that dl- 1
vision around Elsenborn. 1
The 75th Division held the line 1
along the Hotton-Grandmenll sec
tor where the Germans were stop
ped in their tracks. That was the
first Important action of the 75th 1
had seen since It was activlated at, 1
Fort Leonard Wood. Mo., in 1942. '
The Ninth Armored, part of 1
which was going under fire for the 1
first time, held off the Germans
near St, Vitli until it was relieved
by the Seventh Armored. •
The Seventh Armored, which 1
fought one of the most gallant hold- '
big actions of the battle In the St.
Vith area, previously had been iden- *
lined as In action in the Ardennes. *
»long with the 82nd Airborne and
the First Infantry.
The Second Infantry Division 1
held the 'hot corner" around Built- i
*cn and plugged the holes l ipped in *
the advunced American lines win
ning u siieclal citation from First »
Army Commander Lieutenant Gen- i
oral Courtney H. Hodges
Tiie Second had just begun a i
small-scale attack of its own Into (
Germany on December 16-17 when |
the Nazis struck. Cooks, clerks, and i
Military Police were called Into the j
front lines to hold the Germans
back and when the "hot comer' ]
sooled off 700 enemy dead were i
counted there, another 1,000 or more i
wore prisoners and the Nazis had
loet M laws*.
Stage Coach Inn Of Old
Days Rivalled By ATC’s
Modern “Hotel De Gink”
! r» . r** — •** — «! V
M Aurrmhtn Mind tiii’II Iht in a Irnl
Bt mu kdson
Waterbary ItfBwnit WivKInitM C«rmp«ndrni
W ARRINGTON, Jan 4 -Drop in Jrom the skies on any one of 100
j or nv,i air bases o(iciatrd along the 160.000 miles of Armv Air Transport
Command route: and the first thing you will ask for, if you are a seasoned’
j win me traveler. Which way to Hold I>- Gink?’’
Every one will understand. What you will be led to or directed to or
| taken by s|a rial bos will no, always la' the same accommodation*.
In Parts it will be the Hit/, tormer quarters for German transient
officers On Ascension Island in mid-South Atlantic it will be a tent,
| and at Prestwick: Scotland, the centuries-old red stone Adamton House.
At Meeks Field, Reykjavik, it wl'l be a Nisscit hut.
In Mian,. Fla , it will lie the Floridian At Casablanca. It will be
the modernistic Ail la House
At any of the more important Pacific Islands it is apt to be a grass
hut with a thatched palm leaf roof. In Presque Isle. Me., in Labrador,
in Alaska, in many another important air relay point, it is more apt
to be an Army barracks type building.
But whatever or wherever it is you will iind a good bed at a cost
of a dollar a night; good food at .r>0 cents for dinner and supper. 25 cents
for breakfast. At most of the De Ginks there will lye shower baths, steam
heat where it's appropriate the best of service, good company, usually
a comfortable lounge to share i1 In. and meals served any hour of the
day or night
For out of sheer necessity in moving hundreds of thousands of VIP
—Very Imitortant People-from one place to another in this, global war,
there has been developed one ol the most uinaring hotel chains ever
conceived by any trave agency.
Armv Air Transport Command, world's largest air line, ended 1944
wit.li 1,250.000 military personnel, skilled technicians, and dignitaries of
the United Nations on its international passenger rolls. Nine foreign
divisions furnished transient quarters to approximately 5,000 000 persons,
fed them 15.000.000 meals, and furnished an additional 2 000,000 meals
during long hops over oceans, mountains, deserts and jungles.
. but Florida offers de luxe quarters.
Wisconsin Town Finds GI Joe
Is Undecided About Postwar
best, be cautious in "experting” ab<
war because a survey made by ore
consln community revealed that eve
The group decided to ask the
fellows who count what they
thought about their postwar de
sires and mailed questionnaires to
about 400 men for whom they liael
addresses. The first 150 replies
have been -studied and tabulated.
OI Joe admits he doesn't know
what he wants but he guesses, and
loads his guess heavily with ' its"
and "buts." The only thing about
which iic is sure Is that he wants
a job and not a dole.
‘‘I've cut my own swath so far!"
one answered.
A private explained It this way:
“I'm glad you're interested. I’m
grateful, too . . I actually don't
know, and it is my personal ob
servation and conviction that there
are a helluva lot of young fellows,
more or less footloose, who are in
the same boat.
‘Seen New Places'
‘‘If the whole country didn’t
Oddities In
The News
(By United Press)
Boston. Jan. 4.— (UP)—Mrs. Dor
othy Williams of Dorchester is
keeping the family's decorated
Christmas tree until her four sailor
sons return home.
Weymouth, Mass.. Jan. 4 —(UP)
—Answering an emergency call from
a telephone operator who heard a
strange sound at the other end of
the line, police discovered u whin
ing puppy entangled In the wires of
a home telephone,
Boston. Jan. 4.— (UP)— U- S. Hep
James M. Curley, D., Mass.. Is puz
zled by the first contribution to his
campaign for mayor of Boston.
Two soldiers in the Philippines
sent him 20 pesos—which turned
out to be counterfeit.
Rev. J. J. Kennedy
Gets College Post
Providence, R. I„ Jan. 4. (UP)—
The Rev. John J. Kennedy, O. P.,
Providence College philosophy pro
fessor since 1941, today was ap
pointed vicar-superior and assistant
dean of the institution to succeed
the Very Rev. Frederick C. Foley,
O. P., newly-appointed president
and superior.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn..
Father Kennedy was chaplain and
profeasor of philosophy and religion
from 1937 to 1941 at Albertu*
MafMMi College at New ‘Haven,
ii. *—< UP i— Postwar pla liners had
ut what GI Joe will want alter the
lnary citizens of this northern Wis
n Joe doesn't know the answer.
know where it was going prior to
Dec. 7. a few years ago. I doubt
if we can reasonably be expected
to know where were going when
it's over. We've seen a lot of new
places and new faces since we went
away. Some we’ve liked — some
we've hated.
"Most of us wlil find our way
hack, except for those for whom
there will be no postwar world
or pink questionnaires — only a
mouth full of foreign mud und a
gold star somewhere."
Although vague in many respects,
the replies did give sufficient in
formation to show indications, O. J.
Snodgrass, Richland Center man
who proposed the study, explained.
He said the questionnaire asked the
GI Joes where they would settle,
what work they wanted, whether
they had a job lined up, whether
they planned to return to school,
whether they would need living
quarters and financial assistance.
Of the 150 tabulated, 31 said
they would need no financial aid
or were uncertain about it. Almost
a!', with the exception of those who
would need loans to buy property,
indicated they would not need fi
nancial help if they could get a job.
And they w'ant a job.
63 I*. C. Returning
Sixty-three per cent said they i
would return to Richland countv;
others were undecided, had Jobs
elsewhere or would go where the ;
best opportunity called. Twenty- 1
seven wont farms; 15 wish to be- ,
come established In business; 19
are or will set up In professions; *
25 want skilled jobs; three will re
main in the army; 11 will return
to school; 50 were undecided. The
latter category included many who ,
had Jobs waltin, for them but
didn’t want that kind !
Favorite job choices were those
oi truck driver and policeman,
probably because ninny servicemen
are driving trucks or serving with
the military police and enjoy that.
If the local boys follow through on 1
their replies, Richland county will
have one truck driver for every four ■
citizens and one policeman for |
every truck driver.
There were 74 who definitely want J
to own their own homes; 60 men ■
snip they would need living quarters
and 22 others said maybe they would
With those replies as a guide,
a community rehabilitation com
mittee is planning to find Jobs
for veterans, planning financial
aid, local projects which will em
ploy them, locating farms and busi
nesses to be available ior purchase
after the war.
Romford, England. Troops Com
forts Comlmltte# has knitted four
ton* of wool.
Election of Officers for
Coming Year Held; Mrs.
Stanley Strever, Pres.
['•TTM** **g_
Oakville. Jim 4 - n.e Union Con
gregational Senior Choir rehearsal
on Thursday evening will be held
at the home of Mrs Hurry Hull.
Hillside avenue, at 7:S0 oclock in
stead of at. the church as usual
Tlie Coiutrrttatlonal Church
Ladles’ Aid Society met at the home
or Mrs Harris Scott Wednesday
afternoon. Rlectlon of officers for
the coming year were held. Mrs
Stanley Strever was elected presi
dent; Mr*. Kenneth Oreason, vlce
prealdent; Mrs Ralph Clinton, sec
retary; and Mrs Walter Krnnt*.
treasurer. Those attending were
Mrs. Harry Hull, Mrs. John Mc
Lean, Mrs Prank Krantr. Mrs. Wal
ter Krat.ls, Mrs Robert Wamrr.
Mrs Russell Pope, Mrs Oscar
locke. Mrs Joseph Hansel, Mrs.
Ralph Clinton, Mrs. David Roger.
Mrs Stanley strever. Mrs. Harris
Scott, Mrs William Sexton and
Mrs. William On ruts
Auxiliary Met
Tlie Woman's Auxiliary of All
Saints church met at the Parish hall
Wednesday afternoon. A social hour
and tea was enjoyed. Members at
tending were Mrs. Alex Earley ..Miss
Carrie Woodrulf. Mrs. Stephen Hal
lawny, Mrs. Lonn Chase, Mrs. Les
ter Tomlinson, Mrs. Burt Sage. Miss
Margaret Boden, Mrs Clifford
(ilenntng, Mrs. Harry Brown and
Mrs. Wm Windebank.
Pvt John McGowan stationel at
the University of Maine Is spend
ing an eight-day furlough with Ills
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William a.
McGowan of 40 Ball Palm roud .
His brother, Pfc. James McClowan,
wile was wounded on Blux Island In
the Southern Pacific has returned
to this country. He is now hospital
ised a. Rome, Gu.
Pfc. Edward Spiuno. Jr., son of Mr.
otid Mrs. Edward Spinno of Van Or
mand street Is .spending a 14 day
furlough at his home. Pfc. Splano is
in the U. S. Marine Air Corps, sta
tioned at Camp Lejeuur. N. C.
Mrs. Annie Watts of Huugcrford
avenue has returned from the Wa
terbury hospital, where she has been
a patient
Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce an
nounce tiie birth of a son, John
Payh, Saturday, at Saint, Mary's
Cold Wave Back
In Middle West
By United Press
A cold wave returned to the mid
dle west today, while temperatures
In New England and Eastern states
rose to give temporary relief In
those sections.
The U. S Weather Bureau at
Chicago predicted continued cold In
the middle west for several days.
Temperatures are expected to drop
again in the northeast and east to
night and tomorrow.
Low temperatures prevailed
throughout In the eastern Dakotas
through Minnesota, Wisconsin, up
per Michigan. Iowa and northern
Illinois, the bureau said.
The lowest temperature wus re
corded at Lone Rock, Wus.. where
the mercury dropped to 25 below
icro. Other cold spots were Bemidji,
Minn , 20 below; Park Pulls, Wts.,
19 below, and Moline and Joliet, 111.,
14 below.
Late Realty
The following realty records have
)een filed at the office of Town
31erk Mary C. Klimartin:
Warranty Deeds
Rose Brooslln to Simon Korkin,
>roperty on Cooke street.
Winifred M. Haywood to Walter
j- Thomas and Cora M. Thomas,
>roperfcy on Pierpont street.
Helen K. Magncr to Phllomena P.
3ina, property on Walnut street.
Gaetano Pallano to Nicholas Mas
:oli, property on North Main street
Minnie C. Snngg to Mario P. Sei
•nti, property on Pearl I,ake road.
Quit-Claim Deeds
Ella Belleveau, Eugene Gullbert
md Elva J. Gullbert to Christina
dafflo, lots 13 and 14 on map of
toch Guilbert.
The Buckingham Realty Co., Inc.
o Samuel H. Greenberg and Hen
lctta Greenberg, property on Cot
age Place.
Leo Gerurd to Elizabeth Gerard,
roperty on Orlggs street.
Harold C. Rowe to Alice A. Rowe,
roperty on Bunker Hill.
Phllomena P. Diana to Helen K.
lagner and Murgaret K. O'Donnell
1.425. property on Walnut street.
Alida L. Larson, to the Waterbuiy
ulldlng and Loan Asso., Inc., $3,000
'operty on Woodtick road.
Nicholas Mascoll to Oaetlno Pa
lamo, $5,000, property on North
Iain street.
Walter L. Thomas and Cora M.
hoinas to First Federal Savings
ltd Loan Aso., $5,70, property on
ierpont street.
A 1 f o n so Diana and Giovanni
iiuno to John and Nancy Semeraro
The Waterbury Trust Co., to A.!
ouis Smyth.
The Waterbury Building and Loan
sso., Inc. to Alida L. Larson and
vo release of mortgages from the
/uterbury Savings Bank to the Sec
nd Baptist church and Winifred
I. Haywood.
Marion, Ind. — (UPl — The dyas
Ic bacon shortage recently even
othered nurses, as was Indicated
then the technician was taking
own the usual case history of Mrs.
.elghton Leapley. After Mrs. Leap
sy answered ail the question*
uch as age, birthplace, parenu
•me*, ate. she was asked "Hi>-,
•ad’s occupation ” The patient
nswered “grocer.'’ and the nurse
mmediately asked, “Has he got
ny bacon?”
fU. S. Navy Photo from NEAi
Newly-appointed Fleet Adm.
William I). Leahy, IfSN, chief of
staff to the Commander-In-Chief
of the l!. N„ is shown above wear*
lug his new live-stripe uniform.
Changes consist of a one-half-inch
stripe dadetl lo dress uniform
sleeves, with the summer uniform
to carry live-star insignia on the
collar Instead of four.
21 *Day Furlough Knded
Tuesday; In South Paci=
tie 34 Months
Mrs. Edmond Morin. Corre
spondent-Telephone 5-0857
Prospect, January 4. — Mr. and
Mrs. John Griffin, of the Water
bury Road, entertained at a fare
well party, recently in honor of
their son, Sgt. John Griffin. Pres
ent at the party were: Mrs. George
Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Gris
wold, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Lewis,
Mr. and Mrs. William Cahill, Mr.
and Mrs. George Cooper, Mrs.
George Cooler, Mrs. Harry Bart
lett, Mrs. Francis Shea, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Talmadge, Mrs. John
Parry, Miss Penelope Fiske Fifield,
T-Sgt. Harry Talmadge, Miss Bette
Wheeler pf Georgia, also Miss Mae
Griffin, Miss Bette Griffin, Mr. and
Mrs. John Griffin, Sr.
Sgt. John Griffin served with the
Armed Forces in the South Pacific
area for 34 months. He enjoyed a \(
21-day furlough, which expired
Tuesday, January 2nd. He will re
port to a base Instruction on a
new assignment. Two younger
brothers of Sgt. Griffin are also In <
the service of our country. Charles
Griffin, Sl-c, took part in the in
vasion or France, also Thomas Grif
fin. Coast Guardsman, now sta- i
Honed In Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Elizabeth Shine has re
turned to her home on Slraitsville
Road after spending the holidays 1
as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William
Reilly of Chestnut avenue in Wa
terbury. <
Mr. and Mrs. William Driscoll
of Cheshire Road spent the week
end at the home of Captain ar.d
Mrs. Robert J. Harrison of New
Britain, Conn. Captain Harrison
Ls stationed in the South Pacific.
The Mark that identifiee
good Brass and Copper
French Small Tube Branch
Small Diarneler Seamless Tubes
Wafjrbury Bros Goods Brand
KV^ijfaclured Breus Goods
American Metal Hose Breec..
Flexible Metallic Hose

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