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Overseas Theatrical Organizer To Be Luncheon Speaker
Miss Margaret Draper
Red Cross Worker To
Be Guest Here Tuesday
Gathering to Be Held in Connection With Local War
v Fund Campaign; Reservations Being Made Now
By Committee
Miss Margaret Draper, a former member of the New
York Theatre Guild, who has just returned after serving
for the past 18 months as a Red Cross worker in Africa
and the Middle East, will be the principal speaker at the
Red Cross luncheon which will be held at the Y. M. C. A.
next Tuesday.
Red Cross War Worker
Gets Break
Mexico City, Feb. 22-(UPi—Del
egates to the inter-American con
ference today cx))ected a ne dec
laration on hte fundamental rights
of mankind to be one of the import
ant ycsults of the meeting.
Tht keynote for such a declara
tion was sounded last night by pres
ident Manuel Avila Camacho of
Mexico in his address of welcome to
delegates of 19 of the 21 American
Republics. The honor of offering
such a declaration would probably
go to the Mexican delegation.
Last night Avila Camacho, speak
ing in the pammed chamber of
deputies which was surrounded by
a cheering throng, said
“Men are men, whether they may
bo born, wherever they may live,
work and die. To guarantee to all
men, simply because they are m n.
An adequate minimum of fruitful
opportunity of existence will be the
essential requirement of every order
aiming to be peaceful, firm and Just.
‘'International cooperation will
prevail only if there is a determina
tion to guarantee that irreducible
The stage was set for a dramatic
move by Argentina to get back into
the good graces of her sister nations
during the conference.
Avilo Camacho • deplored" the ab
sence of Argentina from tire confer
ence and said he hoped ‘'circum
stances will soon afford us the sat
isfaction of seeing (Argentina) of
ficially associated with our present
A divorce action was Hied in
euperior court yesterday afternoon
while serving as a Red cross stall
assistant, attached to special serv
ices at U. S. Army camps near
Cairo and Suez, Miss Draper or
ganized shows of G. I. talent and
supervised tours through surround
ing neighborhoods. She also served
in the same capacity in Tripoli,
Palestine and Syria. In a Jugo
slavian camp in Egypt, Miss Draper
played before 20,000 refugees.
The Red Crass worker defines her
Job as the "thousand and one
things," but she is anxious to return
to it. ,
Previous to joining the Red Cross
in February, 1943, Miss Draper tour
ed the country with the Theatre
Guild production, "Papa Is All",
and was associated with the Chekov
theater for a season. She also
appeared at the Provincetown thea
Robert Ogden Purves. of the North
Atlantic area, attached to the New
York chapter of the Red Cross, will
also address the luncheon meeting
next Tuesday.
All Red Cross workers are invited
to attend the luncheon which will
begin sharply at 12:15. Reservations
must be made not later than tomor
row, by calling the Red Cross War
Fund office.
Mrs. Herman Koester is chairman
of the Red Cross War Fund drive
which begins March 1. Mrs. Forrest
Purinton is chairman of arrange
ments for the luncheon.
Maddy Flays
J. C. Petrillo
Washington, Feb. 22 — fU.P.i —
President James C. Petrillo of The
American Federation of Musicians
was accused teday of defying con
gress with ''superlative arrogance."
The charges were made by Joseph
E. Maddy, president of the Inter
lochen, Mich., National Music Camp
in a statement prepared for the
House Interstate Commerce Com
mittee. The committee is consider
ing a bill, passed by the senate, to
prevent petrillo from interferring
with non-commercial broadcasts of
educational institutions.
Maddy, wlio.se Summer Music
school was blacklisted by Petrillo,
said the AFM president had subse
quently banned broadcasting by all
school bands and orchestras and
threatened to suspend any union
member who taught at Intorlochcn.
"If he succeeds in enforcing his
latest mandate we can expect no
thing else than the expansion of his
control to include all music teach
ing in all the schools of the United
States” Maddv said.
“No child in America may then
receive music lessons without Mr.
Pctrlllo's permission.”
by Avis Daniel of Waterbury
against Irving E. Daniel, also of this
city, on the grounds of mis-conduct
and intolerable cruelty. The couple
married December 21, 1935, and the
plaintiff claims her husband became
cruel January 1, 1944. She seeks
custody of their child, and allowance
for support, and alimony.
A Man's Hat With A Glorious Past,
A Promising Future At $20^-"It's
The Dobbs".
The Dobbs twenty the fairest of
the flock — A rich beaver fur felt
hat that any beaver would be
proud to shed its fur coat for.
It's truly a work of art in the
hands of Dobbs craftsman whose
creative genius and artistry in
headwear for discriminating men
has made the name and fame of
the Dobbs label resting on a solid
foundation of quality, the only
guide a man need look for in good
headwear — "It's the Dobbs".
The Navy has recently promoted I
two men from this district, it has |
been learned
John A. Makauskas, seaman 1/c, |
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Makaus- I
kas, 33 Congress avenue, have been j
promoted to aviation metalsmith, i
Wallace E. Truss, 19, son of Mr. i
and Mrs. Konstanty Truss, 232 J
Marion avenue, Southington, lias j
been advanced to gunner's mate j
2/c, U. S. Naval Reserve. He is serv- j
ing at the anti-aircraft training
center. Price’s Neck, R. I. An cm- \
ploye of the Florian Products Co.,
he attended Lewis high school be- 1
fore joining the Navy.
Lt. (j.g.) Joseph Corcoran, son
of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Cor
coran, 101 Idylwood avenue, has re
turned to the west coast after serv
ing during the past year on a de
stroyer in the Marshall, Marianas,
and Philippines, and is expected
home shortly. The officer recently
met his brother. Lt. George M. Cor
coran, in Hawaii.
An Eighth Air Force Bomber Sta
tion, England—The promotion of
Zlgmund T. Grzyboski, 19, of Wa
terbury, Conn., from the grade of
corporal to sergeant has been an
nounced by Colonel Frank P. Bos
trom of Bangor, Maine, commanding
officer of tlie 490th Bomb. Group,
a B-17 Flying P’ortress unit of the
Eighth Air Force with which Sgt.
Grzyboski is a top turret gunner.
Sgt. Grzyboski is the son of Mr
and Mrs. Stanley Grzyboski of 111
Dikeman street, Watcrbury, and
prior to entering the Army All
Forces in October ,1943, was employ
ed by the Watcrbury Clock Com
pany. He attended the Leavenworth
High School in Waterbury.
An Air Medal with two Oak Leaf
Clusters awarded to Sgt. Charles
C. Ilarpin, an armored gunner on
a Liberator, now a prisoner of war
in Germany, will be presented to
the airmen’s father, Eugene C.
Ilarpin, 1451 South Elm street,
Saturday at Bradley Field by Col.
II. E. Johnson, base commander.
Sgt. Ilarpin, who has been con
fined to the German camp since
last April, was awarded the Air
Medal In England a year ago and
won his second cluster a few weeks
later after shooting an enemy
plane. He was on liis 10th mission
when reported missing as of April
13 1 944. and was reported a pris
oner last September. The sergeant
is a Wilby High school graduate
and was employed by the II. S.
Time Corp. before entering the
Air Force in January, 1943.
A 7l)i AAF Heavy Bomber Base In
the Palaus — Technical Sergeant
Arthur E. Hancock, Watertown,
Conencticut, Nose-gunner on a 7th
AAF Liberator, completed a 2,500
mlle bombing mission against a Jap
air base in the Philippines and
landed her without enough gasoline
in the tanks to make a circle of the
"It’s a good thing there wasn’t
mucli traffic at the field when we
came in,” he said. "If we had had
to circle, we would have run out of
One of the plane's four engines
developed trouble after the Libera
tor left the target and the increased
burden on the other three, plus an
extensive tropical storm between
them and their base, caused the ex
cessive consumption of gasoline. All
lose equipment was thrown over
board to lighten the plane.
Tlie mission was the fifteenth for
Sergeant Hancock and others of the
crew but the thirteenth for the
Sergeant Hancock is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Willlum Hancock, 112
French street, Watertown. His wife,
the former Daisy Joan Dillon, lives
with her father, William Dillon,
Echo Lake road, Watertown, Con
necticut. Sergeant Hancock was
graduated from Seymour High
school. Watertown and was employ
ed as a machine operator for Oak
ville Pin Company, Oakville, Con
necticut prior to his entry into the
service in February 1943. He has
been credited with a Zero, shot down
over Manila on December 25, 1944.
Fifth Air Force, Philippine Islands
—Private Arthur D. SWanson, son of
Mrs. Emma D. Swanson, Water
bury, Conn., Is now serving In the
Philippines wilh the “Jungle Skip
per*,” a famous troop carrier unit.
During the invasion of the Plii'ip
pines, when ground battles were at
their height, troop carrier planes
dropped supplies and ammunition
lo Isolated infantry units cut off
from all other supply lines.
When Pvt. Swanson was sta
tioned near a forward air strip, the
Japs attempted a diversion by drop
ping paratroopers. His unit dug
in for the attack and survived a
night of continuous enemy fire, m
the morning, the troop carrier
men were withdrawn to permit in
fantry units lo launcii an uttuck.
Swanson is authorized to wear
the Asiatic-Pacific campaign ribbon
with one bronze star for participat
ing In the New Guinea campaign,
as well us the Philippine Liberation
Washington's Legacy to America's Fighting Men
“George Washington became first in war,
not so much by reason of victories over the
enemy, though he had won such, or of suc
cess in strategy, though that had been his,
as to the triumphs of a constancy which no
reverse, no hardship, no incompetency, no
treachery could shake or overcome.”
An Eighth Air Force Service Com
mand Station, England—It was
wedding bells for Private First Class
Robert McKeeman, of Waterbury,
when he married the former Miss
Ellen Dendy, of Suffolk, England,
The nephew of Mrs. Jennie Tyr
rell, 51 Ashley street, Waterbury, Pri
vate McKeeman has been serving as
an Army Air Force nircraft me
chanic in Britain since September,
1943. He entered the service in
January, 1943, and received his basic
training at Miami Beach, Florida.
Before departing for overseas duty,
he was stationed at Rome, New
York, Army Air Depot.
Prior to entering the armed forces,
Private McKeeman was employed
by the French Manufacturing Co.
He is a graduate of Wilby high
Capt. S. L. tBatch) Pond, of
the Ari Transport Command, re
cently returned to his home in
Woodbury on a 30-day leave, after
serving 14 months in the European
One of Connecticut’s veteran air
man, Capt. Pond flew the first mail
plane between Newark and Boston
in 1926.
The Woodbury officer entered the
service two and a half years ago
and trained in Tennessee and Mis
At the present time he is enjoy
ing a skiing holiday with Mrs.
Pond, and his three children, at
Manchester, N. H.
Pvt Beta A. Shea, granddaugh
ter of Mrs. Thomas V. Kelly of 44
Hawkins street, has arrived
home for a week’s furlough
from her post at (.'amp Shelby,
Miss. Pvt. Shea is a former em
ploye of the Southern New Eng
land Telephone Co.
The War Department has an
nounced three men from this dis
trict, with next of kin, were among
1,478 Army men killed in action in
European theater. They are:
Private First Class Giovanni Al
bini, whose cousin, Joseph Doccklo,
resides at 97 Division street; Corp
oral Victor A. Baker, whose mother,
Mrs. Margaret Baker, resides at 920
Baldwin street; and Private Emil J.
Sarri, whose wife, Shirley, resides
at 274 East Main street, Torrlnglon.
First Lt. John Clark Johnson, Wa
terbury airmen, who was previously
reported missing on a weather re
connaissance flight over Jugoslavia
since December 20, is now a prisoner
of war in a Germany camp, ac
ceding to a War Department tele
gram received by his wife, Frances,
of Ludlow, N. Y. He Is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. E. Johnson. 34
Parker street, Waterville.
Upon entering the service, in July
1941. Lt. Johnson trained at Bradley
Field and Boston Airport, receiving
his commission as a second lieuten
ant in November, 1942, at M. I. T.
He received his Wings at the airfield
in Blythevllle, Ark. He went over
seat in October, 1944. after training
as a bomber pilot.
Lt. Johnson was president of his
graduating class at Crosby high
school in 1937, and starred on the
school's football team. He was grad
uated from Middlebury college in
Staff Sergeant William F. Dillon,
who is stationed at Drew Field, Fla ,
is visiting his mother. Mrs. Mary
Dillon, 86 Macauley avenue.
Prlvutr First Class
Pfc. Rirhard Adduri, 31, who has
b^cii serving with an Army con
struction battalion in (hr China
area since last April, died of cere
bral malcria, there according to
a War department telegram re
ceived yesterday by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. Adduri, 135 ltyrne
side avenue. The soldier was work
ing on an oil pipe line for the
Burma road when stricken.
Pfc. Adduci entered the service
in October, 1940, and trained at
Fort F.ustace, Va., and Camp t'lai
bourne, La., where he was at
tached to a balloon barrage unit.
Karly in 1942, he was transferred
to the petroleum engineers batta
He was a graduate of Crosby
High school where he was a star
on the baseball team.
Besides his parents, Pfc. Adduri
is survived by six brothers, Jos
eph, Raymond, Nelson, Ernest, and
Francis, all of this city, and Fred
erick of New Milford, and one
sister, Rosalie.
Sergeant Joseph Landry, son ot
Mrs. Mary Landry, 17 Cherry street,
is now taking an advanced course
in foreign government affairs and
administration at the University ol
Pennsylvania, after completing a
counter intelligence course at the
Military Intelligence Center, Camp
Ritchie, Md. Formerly stationed at
Chanute Feld, 111., Sergeant Landry
makes his home in Sranlon. Pa.,
I where his wife and son are residents.
I Daggett, Calif.—Eugene H. Kap
| Ian. son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kap
i lan, 43 Sheldon street, Waterbary,
Connecticut, wits promoted to the
grade of Corporal at this station,
which is the main gunnery school
in the 4th Air Force, on February 1,
Cpl. Kaplan Is a graduate of
Crosby High School. Class of '39, and
Is an alumnus of the University of
P: nnsylvanla having received tuB. S.
degree with the graduating class of
Kaplan, who Is married to the
former Miss Sara Harris of Water
bury, entered the armed forces on
Feb. 24, 1943 immediately upon com
pletion of his college studies.
iiki - S- • t-^
Coast Guardsman Peter Tcardo,
fireman first class, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Tcardo of 51 Water
town avenue. Is serving aboard a
Coast Guard-nnmmed frigate that
has covered more than 07,000 miles
of Pacific invasion waters. Tire
young Coast Guardsman lias parti
cipated in the initial assaults on
Hollandia, Aitape, Biak, Wakde,
Sansapor and Leyte. His ship helps
to clear the sea-lanes where mrr.
and supplies are sent to various
fighting fronts.
The two service sons' of Mr. and
Mrs. A. S. Cronk, 24 Cclley street,
are presently enjoying a furlough
here. Robert, 23, who lias served on
a battleship in both the Atlantic
and Pacific areas, is the recipient
of the Silver Star and two Bronze
stars. A former student at Leaven
worth High school, lie has been as
signed to the Paciiic area for the
past 18 months. Edwin, 24, is now
stationed at Port Knox, Ky. He was
graduated from Wilby high school.
Lt. Calvin A. Hubbard. Army Air
corps, who recently completed his
50th mission from a base, in Italy,
has been promoted to the rank oi
captain, it lias been learned by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis R.
Hubbard, 109 Plank road. He lias
received the Purple Heart for
wounds received in action last Oc
tober. Capt. Hubbard was a stu
dent at Colby college, Waterville,
Maine, when lie entered the service
in August, 1942. He is a graduate
of Crosby High school.
Pvt. Donicnic Rosa. son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas ltosa, 85 Bar
nes (Street extension, is reported
missing in action in prance since
September 2(>, according to a War
Department telegram received by
liis wife, the former Lucy IJcl
Gobbo. of the Barnes street ex
tension address. The infantry
man, who went overseas last May,
was previously reported slightly
wounded in action on the same
day in September.
Pvt. Kosa trained at (amp
Blanding, Fla., and Fort Meade,
Md., upon entering the service
October 1(1. 1943.
The soldier formerly worked at
Rosa's Barber shop. Bishop street,
which is operated by his father,
and was at one time an employee
of the Parrel Foundry.
Sgt. Armand A. Adams, who Is
now visiting Ills parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Rodri- Adams, 328 Mill street,
recently was awarded the Bronze
Star by Brig. Gen. Paul A. Kendall
for heroic action in Italy, July 17.
U’4t. Although wounded several
times, the Waterbury soldier led
his .squad into position and estab
lished an observation post under
intense machine gunfire.
Atlantic City, N. Y. Sgt. John K.
Tatro, of 22 Mitchel avenue, Wat, r
bury. lias reported to the AAF Re
distribution station here after 24
months of service in the European
theater of war.
Sgt. Tatro served as a clerk in the
A A I’’ while overseas.
Sgt. Tatro is the husband of Mrs.
Edna Huty Tatro, who resides at
Kcrseville, N. Y.
Entering the service on May 2,
1942. lie underwent training at Mi
ami. Fla., prior to his shipment over
seas on January 5, 1943.
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This is one metis 1 that (iocs
not ko will) a uniform- It 1«
the honorable discharge button
of tile Army and Navy, awarded
to those men and women whose
uniform-wearing days are over.
It is an emblem to be worn
with pride and recognized with
respect, for it signifies that the
wearer has completed with
honor the military duties re
quired of him.
Many civilians have not yet
learned the significance of tilts
small, unpretentious gold bill
ion. Hut now Ik the lime to do
so, when manpower needs are
ureal and the armed forces’ call
remains urgent.
So when you see an able
bodied young man who isn't in
uniform and you wonder why,
look for a small gold eagle on
his left lapel before you specu
late further. Recognizing the
emblem will answer youi ques
tion and probably save the
wearer embarrassment.
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