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WfaWtttetlmm tyemtmi PAGES 11 TO 20 FOR 13 IH tAT WANT AOS DIAL 4-2121 WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1945 “Our Country Needs...” Volunteers Needed to Carry on Wa ter bury ’ s In dispensable Community Service Projects — Current Appeal Stresses Importance of Paper Salvage. Mrs. Donald J. Post, executive director of the Civilian Defense Volunteer office, is making a spec ial appeal through the Democrat weekly for assistance in carrying out the special services of its var ious community service centers which include the Child Care Cen ter, Chase Dispensary, Wtaerbury hospital OPA, Girl’s Scouts and other agencies. OUR COUNTRY’S NEEDS By Mrs. Donald J. Post This is a rather different appeal for volunteer aid and it will have to be written in a more serious vein. Not that any help of any kind in the agencies is a jocular subject—far from it—but the topic for today is one of our nation’s MOS1 serious problems. • And that is the salvagirg of paper. In the fall of 1943, a critical short age of paper developed, not only in Waterbury, but all over the United States. Perhaps it was due to lack of knowledge of the uses that waste paper can do toward the war effort or perhaps it was lack of time and interest. The school children have done a marvelous job in collecting, but they can carry only a small bundle from home tb school. The sfreet depart ment has done its share in the curb collections, but unfortunately, the weather was not always on their side. Now, it is absolutely essential that we gather together all the paper available in our homes and offices. There is an eminent danger of jortage of paper! Let me tell you What the War Production Board states: "Eight million tons of waste paper will be needed this year to keep mills in full production. This means 667,000 tons must be collected every month.’’ That’s a pretty tall order, isn’t it? And this cannot be accomplished unless YOU VOLUN TEER to do a VOLUNTEER JOB in your horns and dig out that waste INDIVIDUAL I* n c’lmtom tnllored milt. No matter wheth er you are abort, tall, atout. Men der «r average built.,. aeleet the fabric and color you prefer and we will dealgn an Individual ault for you. 24 GRAND ST. (t'p One Flight) paper, tie it in bundles, and have it ready on the aidewa'ks on Sunday, March 25 for the collection trucks. Do you know that a stack of newspapers as high as a broom handle will weigh about 100 pounds? Do you know that that quantity of waste paper will make: 20 protective bands for 250-lb bombs 100 fine locknut protectors for bombs 50 cases for 75mm. shells 1105 cartons each containing fifteen 50 caliber bullets 2128 cartons each containing fifteen 45 caliber pistol bullets 200 containers for blood plasma 200 containers for field rations 50 V-boxes for food and equip ment. 1470 boxes for emergency life boat rations 2041 cartons each containing one life preserver light 2911 cartons containing ten cart ridges for inflating lifeboats 650 cartons for U. S. Army K rations 1087 cartons each containing ten dozen boxes of yellow fever vaccine Please will you flatten and pack waste paper into a box or bundle that can be handled easily. Please will you flatten cartons and brown paper and tie it in bun dles 12 inches high? Please will you tie magazines and books in bundles so they can be handled easily for collection? Please will you fold newspapers flat and tie them in bundles about 12 inches high? Help hasten victory by saving every pound of waste paper and making it available for cellection. Remember Sunday, March 25—get your bundles out early and let’s help America SEND WASTE PA PER TO WAR!! DECISION RESERVE D IN COMMISSION CASE Decision was reserved by Common Pleas Court Judge John F. McDon ough yesterday afternoon in the $600 civil action brought by Joseph P. Hosey, local real estate broker, aaginst William and Elizabeth Syn nott of Waterbury. The plaintiff claimed he had been engaged by the defendants last August to sell their property at 71 Fleming street, but they refused to sell it after he procured a purchas er. He seeks a commission of five per cent on the purchasing price of $10,700. German Key City Fails To U. S. Third And Seventh Fall of Mainz, Germany, above, means advancing U. 8. Third and Seventh Armies have—and Germans lose—A-l rail and road facilities on the route to Frank furt, approximately 16 miles to the northeast, and to Wiesbaden, due north. Tall spires of St. Martin's Cathedral, left, and St. Christopher and St. Peter's, right, are seen in this prewar picture of the city. Current Rationing Regulations MEATS AND BUTTER Red stamps Q-5 through Z-5 and A-2 through J-2, In Book IV, each worth 10 points, are now valid. Stamps Q-5, R-5, and S-5 will expire March 31. Stamps T-5 through X-5 will expire April 28. Stamps Y-5 and Z-5 and A-2 through D-2 will expire June 2. Stamps E-2 through J-2 will be valid through June 30. PROCESSED FOODS Blue stamps X-5 through Z-5 and A-2 through S-2, each worth 1# points, are now valid. Stamps X-5, Y-5, Z-5, A-2, and B-2 expire March 31. Stamps C-2 through G-2 expire April 28. Stamps H-2 through M2 expire June 2. Stamps N-2 through S-2 expire June 30. SUGAR Sugar stamp 35 in Book IV, valid for live pounds, will be in force through June 2. An additional sugar stamp will be validated May 1. SHOES Airplane stamps 1, 2, and 3 in Book III are each valid for one pair of shoes indefinitely. GASOLINE A-15 coupons are valid for four gallons each through June 21. B-5, C-5, B-6, C-6, B-7, and C-7 coupons are valid for five gallons each. FUEL OIL Period four and five coupons of the 1943-44 issue and period one. two. three, four and live coupons of the 1944-45 issue are va'id to Aug. 31. All coupons are worth 10 gallons per unit. District Chairmen Discuss Fund Appeal Red Cross Committee Surveys Donations to Campaign; President Joins in Urgent Appeal Though the tallying of funds re ceived today toward the Red Crosa War Fund drive was not completed at press hour, receipt of campaign funds from one of Waterbury’s large Industries spurted total receipts to $125,000, Thomas F. Moore, treas urer, said. A further announcement may be made later today, It Is be lieved. Scovlli’s Hillbillies will be the feature attraction at a Red Cross OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 6—THURSDAY NOON TO 9—EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT Look for this label when you buy mirrors and glass tops. It is your assurance of good glass. • MANTEL MIRRORS ... to dress up your living room ... to make it look larger, brighter, more charming. And mantel mirrors are easy to hang . . . Just like a picture. You’ll be surprised how smart your room will look. Large Plate Glass Mir rors— 8.95 to 29.50 Add glamour t0 your home with FULL LENGTH MIRRORS • Check your appearance ... all In one glance ... in a full-length door mirror. And see how the mirror reflects light and color . . . makes the room seem more spacious and gracious. You can get a mirror like tills to lit any door size. 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A meeting of chair men of the industrial campaign will meet this afternoon at Red Cross headquarters, Field street, to report on the progress of the cam paign at the various factories. President Roosevelt, appealing to the nation to over-subscribe the $200,000,000 Red Cross War Fund, said the need for Red Cross aid never was greater and "will not soon be less.” "There was a time when you and I gave to the Red Cross largely ih a feeling of aid to others," the Pres ident said. ‘That was a giving in humanity and in decency. This year we give in necessity for our own. The need never was greater. It will not soon be less. "As your president I have never indulged myself or the American people in the pastime of predicting the advent of peace. I do not know wrhen victory will come. I do know that tonight there are over seven and a half million Americans over seas or fighting afloat in this great war. I know that there are nearly 70,000 Americans in enemy prison camps. And I know there is nothing unpredictable about their need. "This is no call for charity. Tills is our chance to serve those who serve us. "As their commander-in-chief I call upon you, my fellow Americans, to over-subscribe the 1945 Red Cross War Fund. We cannot give too much to those who have given us the heroic hazard of their lives." Society Notes CORNELL BRIDGE CLUB The Wednesday evening tourna ment of the Cornell Bridge Club, conducted by Mrs. John C. Moriarty of 60 Linden street, resulted in the following top scores: North and south, Mrs. John Halloran and Mrs. Max Kraft. 74; Miss Florence Plumb and Miss Donna Vernorai, tied with Miss Helen Hadfield and Miss Mary Grikin, 65 1-2. East and west, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kelly, 66; Mrs. Mark Margiotta and Mrs. Domenlc Guerrera, 61 1-2. Official standing; Mrs. Margiotta and Mrs. Guerrera, 265; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Gabriel, 255 1-2; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kelly, 262; Mrs. Kraft and Mrs. Halloran, 249 1-2. Winners in the Anal session for the Western Connecticut trophy, held yesterday evening under the direction of Mrs. W. Sherman Smith. Elton Club, were Alvan David and Herbert Root, 384; Mrs. D. S. Price and W. S. Smith, 366 1-2; Mrs. Leon Lovejoy and Mrs. Madeline Marshall. 345; Martin O'Brien and M. F. Witherwax, 335. Scores for the evening were as follows: Mrs. Walter Norton and Miss Nancy Norton, 66; Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Witherwax, 65 1-2. In the Sweepstakes section, top scorers included Mrs. Francis Cassi dy and C. L. Perkins, 73 1-2; Mrs. Lucian Blond! and Mrs. W. A. Hall, 73; Miss Marie Tedeschi and Miss Gertrude Kraus, 71. Winners for the series were Mrs. Ida Blrdsall and Mrs. Domenic Florio, 376: Mrs. Bernard Wilhelm and Mrs. J. J. Breeland, 352 1-2. BUY WAR BONDS and STAMPS RUSSO APPOINTED ON RELIEF GROUP Dr. William Verdi of New Haven, Michael Russo of Waterbury and Joseph P. Mosarra of Stamford are among the 165 persons appointed to the National Advisory Committee of American Relief for Italy, Inc., it was announced today by Justice Juvenal Marchisio, president, at national headquarters. 29 Broadway. Justice Marcliislo said others are to be added to the committee. States other than Connecticut represented are the following: Cali fornia, Delawere, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Also, the District of Columbia. American Relief for Italy, Inc., is the agency certified by the Presi dent's War Relief Control Board to send food, clothing and medical sup plies to liberated Italy. Visiting tourists to Uruguay in creased 10 per cent last year. French Gals Seek Revenge By 8AM SOUKI A Middle East Port. March 22— (UP) — Liberated Frenchwomen, still haunted by the nightmare of Oerman concentration camps, are going home. Their memories are of the days when their Oerman captors made them enter the crematorium and hack out any gold teeth they might discover in the mouths of the dead. They still shudder at the memory of the times when they were forced into death cells to crush the skulls which the fires had not re duced to ashes. Now they want revenge. They want to return to the foul camp at Birkenau and the nearby crematorium of Auschwitz and there point out their torturers. These Frenchwomen have been rec cued by the Russians who are ad vancing on Berlin. These women were rounded up in France during the occupation and taken to Birkenau on variuos charges ranging from defying German orders to suspicion of be ing in contact with the Free French. Ruthlessly, they were torn from their children, from their homes and herded into box cars sent to Germany. They were stripped, giv en coarse uniforms and then put to work. They slaved 12 hours a day, breaking stones, repairing roads and digging ditches. Every day some weary women would drop. Nine hundred of the camp s 8.000 inmates died every month, but more came to replace them from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Belgium and France. After three months the Germans paraded all the women and strip ped them for “selection." Two doc tors examined every woman. All Judged to be too tired for further use and those with any sign of an infectious skin disease would be separated from the rest. Still naked, they were pushed in to large cells. They knew what their fate would be. and the living were deafened by the shrieks and moans of those about to die. With sunset they were led to the shower rooms and from there to the gas chamber. Then the smoke would start curling from the ere- | American Artillery Fire Devastating New Concrete-Piercing Fuze Reduces Pill-Boxes, For tifications to Rubble; Latest Device Explained - * Springfield, Mass., March 22 — American artillery pounding the Eastern Rhineland and Jap forti fied positions In the Philippines are using a new concrete-piercing fuze. Brig. Gen. Guy H. Drewry, dis FREEDOM OF PRESS STRESSED IN TALK Freedom of the press is a basic democratic right and responsibility, not a grant of privilege, William W. Vosburg, Jr., editor of the Republi can, declared at a talk before the fifth of a lenten series of confer ences at Christ church in Water town last night. Mr. Vosburg sketched the rise of dictatorship in other lands via the throttling of the press and urged “eternal vigilance" as the particu lar price of this safeguard of all liberty. A. B. CO. EMPLOYES AID ITALIAN RELIEF DRIVE Joseph McEvoy, chairman of the shop committee, announces that CIO workers of Italian extraction who are employed at the American Brass Co., will conduct a drive for soap, canned milk and canned baby food for Italian relief in the Waterbury plant tomorrow and Saturday. matorium's chimneys. The Frenchwomen on their way beak to France hope some day to return to Birkenau to point out their torturers. The Germans branded their prison numbers on their arms, and these Frenchwomen are proud as they show you the mark. They are going home, hoping to find children, sweethearts and par ents they have not heard from all these terrible years. trict chief, commanding the Spring field Ordnance District, said today that the new fuze can be screwed on the nose of every artillery shell from a 75mm gun shell to a massive 240mm howitzer shell. This unique interchangeability feature Is an other of the achievements of the Ornance Department, Army Service forces. Inside the pointed metal fuze is placed a sensitive high explosive which sets off a booster mechanism containing a slightly less sensitive explosive. The booster, in turn, sets off the explosive in the shell. The new fuze is strong enough to permit the shell to pierce cer tain types of pillboxes or other concrete fortifications before the explosion occurs. It is also suffi ciently accurate to permit a frac tion of a second's delay before the shell, embedded in the concrete, blows a section of thick concrete into a million pieces. Artillerymen have the satisfac tion of knowing that some concrete fortifications that had formerly been invulnerable to light and even heavy artillery are now crumbling under direct hits from the concrete-pierc ing fuze. Where armor-piercing shells had formerly temporally knocked pill boxes out of commission without destroying them completely, shells equipped with the new fuze reduce them to rubble, so that tanks can pass over the ground and stubborn enemy defenders can do longer filter back to reman the fortifica tions. General Drewry pointed out that the new fuze makes it possible to concert a regular high-explosive shell into a concrete-piercing round and thus obviates the necessity of manufacturing a special - purpose concrete-piercing shell. A regular fuze would not stand up under terrific impact and the shell would explode before pene tration of the concrete had been achieved. HORT cuts to a wonderful Spring .... smart, whacked-off coats, their simple silhouettes enhanced by unusual detail . . . the new easy shoulder and wide sleeve treatments ... the clever use of color MUSLERLIEBESKIND 33 EAST MAIN STREET 4-4191 I Y.