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Criminal Session, Court of Common Pleas, Opens Tuesday
Judge Thomas Molloy
Of Hartford Slated
To Officiate Here
Continued Negligent Homicide Case Listed for Hearing
During Session; Motor Veicle Law Violations
>£- \ Most Frequent Complaint
Fourteen cases will be called at the opening of the
common pleas court criminal term Tuesday morning at 10
o’clock before Judge Thomas J. Molloy, according to the
docket released today. Prosecuting Attorney William J.
Larkin will present the cases for the state.
Trailed German Undersea
Dog Until Wreckage Told
Story of End
Pour Waterbury residents are
members of the crews of the UfaS
Hubbard and USS Varian, two of
the four destroyer escorts which
recently trailed and destroyed a
German submarine in the mid-At
lantic, it has been announced by
Admiral Jonas Ingram, commander
in chief, U. S. Atlantic fleet.
Aboard the Hubbard are Michael
Joseph Brick, Radio Third Class,
U. 8. Naval Reserve, of 841 Bald
win street; and Edward Joseph
Joseph Porllaitis, Watertender Sec
ond Class, U. S. Naval Reserve, of
HO Park terrace. Members of the
crew of the Varian include Gerald
Gomullnski, Coxswain, U. S. Naval
Reserve of 731 Hamilton Ave.; and
Francis P. Flynn, Seaman First
Class, U. S. Naval Reserve, of 30
Adams street.
Zigzagging in a long and desper
ate effort to elude its pursuers, the
enemy sub was finally blown to
pieces in deep water. Debris, oil,
and personal belongings of the crew
—such as a song book and the bowl
of a pipe—told the crews of the
deslroyer escorts that their hunt was
ended. The four ships displayed
an excellent brand of teamwork.
They attacked the enemy vigorous
ly. Each of the commanding officers
commended his ofricers and men for
th« cool, well disciplined and skill
ful manner in which they conduct
ed the operation and action, a Navy
Department spokesman said.
Brick, son of Mrs. L. M. Brick,
was employed by the Waterbury
Clock Co., before entering the Navy.
He was graduated from Crosby high
school in 1942.
Porilaitis is married to the for
mer Miss Valerie B. Petraitis,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
G. Petraitis, of Lawrence street,
Waterbury. His parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph J. Porilaitis, reside at
437 Washington avenue, Waterbury.
Before entering the Navy, Porilai
tis was employed by the Scovill
Manufacturing Co., Waterbury. He
was graduated from Leavenworth
high school, Waterbury in June,
Gomulinski, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Mathew Gomulinski, was employed
by the Lux Clock Co., 95 Johnson
street, before entering the Navy. He
attended the Leavenworth high
school from 1939 to 1941.
Flynn is married to the former
Louise Formisano, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Formisano, of
Bradford street, Bristol, R. I. They
have two children. Mary Lou Flynn
7, and Kathleen Flynn, age 3. His
mother. Mrs. Bridget Flynn, resides
at 59 Ludlow street, Waterbury.
The accused, the charges against
them, and names of counsel are as
Oliver Oomes, evading responsi
bility; Adrien Methe, operating
while under the influence of liquor,
Attorney Edward Carmody and At
torney David Torrance; Rocco Leo
Grande, reckless driving, operating
without a license, and violation of
rules of the road. Attorney Michael
A. Ciano; Joseph Albino, violating
rules of the road. Attorney Michael
V. Blansfield; Thomas Lewis, intox
ication and resistance, Attorney A.
Henry Weisman.
Harry Posypanko, assault and
breach of peace, Attorney Michael
V. Blansfield; Nicholas Guerrera,
operating under the influence of
liquor, Attorney John P. Tobin;
John P. Savage, assault and breach
of peace. Attorney Ralph C. Cop
peto; Robert Davis, breach of peace
and resistance; Joseph H, Myden,
reckless driving. Attorney Hugh
McGill; and Roosevelt Blanchard,
speeding and passing red light.
Three other cases on the docket
are continuances from the previous
term. They are: Anthony ciara
mella, negligent homicide; Carroll
Clark, operating without a license
and operating while his right to op
erate is under suspension; and
Nicholas Impress, non-support.
Report of City Controller
Covers First Two Months
of Current Year
The City of Waterburv spent
more than $1,000,000 during the first
two months of 1945, according to a
general fund summary announced
by City Controller Cornelius P. Ma
loney today. The city’s balance as
of March 1 was $5,436,560.78, as
compared with the original 1945
appropriation figures of $6,541,
Heaviest departmental expendi
tures were in the Comptroller, gen
eral financial, with expenditures of
$278,476.62 recorded, most of which
was for bond redemption and inter
est during January and February.
The Education department showed
expenditures of $271,544 out of ap
propriations of $1,949,832.
Police department expenses to
taled $104,990 for the two-months
period; Fire department, $101,815;
Public Works, $87,244, including
$10,030 for snow removal trucks.
The water fund showed expendi
tures of $213,037 a considerable
amount of which was for bond re
demtplon and interests.
Departmental expenditures are
about average for the first two
months, the Controller pointed out.
Two other sons are in the U. S.
Army. Arthur Flynn, a private
first class, and Robert Flynn, a
sergeant. Before entering the Navy,
Seaman Flynn was employed by the
Chase Brass & Copper Co.
All wear the American and Eu
ropean-Afrlcan-Middle Eastern rib
bons for active sen-ice in those
You Owe If To Your Appearance
Tomorrow, To Welcome The Day
And The Season With Something
New, As Most Men Do.
Of course spring clothes — A new
topcoat and suit should head the
list — $45 to $75 — Still a Dobbs
hat at $5.00 to $20# tops off your
other wearables and when it's the
Dobbs it's tops.
Easter Neckwear, our choice
neckwear gives a man something
to be thankful for, — Choice,
rich, quality neckwear a tribute to
your good taste, a bit of color
where color is needed, and a fasci
nating finishing touch to the
wardrobe of a well groomed man
$1.50 to $5.00.
Shoes, shirts, hosiery, gloves and
•mall jewelry.
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Now Serving In Far East Sector
Twin sons of Mrs. Elisabeth Luddy, 89 Willow street, now both serving
in the China area, recently informed their Waterbury pastor, Rev. Fran
cis M. O’Shea, of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, that they
had been in contact with his brother, Bishop John A. O’Shea, DD. of
the Vincentian order. Although it was believed that the bishop had
escaped capture by the Japanese, Father O’Shea had not known of
his brother’s whereabouts for many months. The twin servicemen, in
their letter to Father O’Shea stated their visit with the bishop was
extremely pleasant and “one of the things we will always remember
about China.’’
Pvt. Prank A. Dziedic serving
with, the 94th Division, 3rd Army,
was reported missing in action in
Germany on March 6, according to
a War Department telegram receiv
ed by his wife, Mrs. Mary (Salva
tore) Dziedic, Willow street.
The last letter received from the
soldier, the father of three-year
old daughter, was dated February
Pvt. Dzicdzic, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Dziedzic, Taunton
street, Southington, entered the
service last Setpember, training, at
Camp Blanding, Florida.
His brother, Peter, who served
overseas for three years, is now
stationed at Camp Maxie, Texas.
Marine Pfc. Felix J. Murphy, Jr.,
a former Waterbury resident whose
parents now reside at Bellaire, L. I.,
participated in the invasion of Iwo
Jima, according to word received
by his parents. He resigned from
his job as pressman at the Eastern
Color Printing Co. here to enlist
in the Marines last June.
A recent letter, stated in part:
"Someone's prayers were an
swered, also mine, because I came
out of it so easily...I used to see
the boys I knew return to the Lord
and wondered why I was still there.
I knew I was no better than they
were, but after a while I felt that
when God wanted me he would
take me, so I just kept on praying.”
The Marine left the fighting lines
on the volcanic island on March 17
John S. Junga, Jr., 18, whose par
ents live at 42 Irion street, was re
cently graduated from the Naval
Training School at Purdue Univer
sity, i thas been announced.
Son of Yanks Division Vet*
eran Now Serving ‘Some*
where in Belgium’
Correspondent’s Phone—3-6511
Waterville. March 31.—Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Lebel of 1316 Thomaston
ivenue have received word from
heir son. Corp. Leo R. Lebel, stat
ng that he spent Christmas in Eng •
and, but is now somewhere in Bel
?ium. Leo's dad was in the famour
Yankee Division in World War I.
Following are the church services
'or tomorrow:
Waterville Union church—Rev.
Milton Nilson, minister.
Morning worship service at 10 a.
n : Sunday school at 11 o’clock,
evening Evangelistic meeting at
’: 30.
Gospel Hall—Breaking of bread
it 10:30 a. m.: Sunday school at
■ :30 p. m.; evening Gospel service
,t 7:30 p. m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal church—Mr.
Jewart will be at St. Paul’s on
Saster day, for the Holy Communion
ervices at 8 a. m. and 11 o’clock,
’hose confirmed on Palm Sundaj
rill receive their first Commun
on as a class at 8 a. m
Breakfast on Easter day will be at
a. m. served by the Altar Guild.
The church school service on Eas
er day will be at 10 a. m. Please
emember to bring your mite box to
his service.
The Weavers invite all those
members who have just been con
irmed to a dance on Friday eye
ing April 6 at 8 p. m. All the
oung people in the parish are also
rvited to join in welcoming the new
members of St. Paul’s parish at this
The women of St. Paul’s will hold
dessert bridge on Wednesday, April
B at 1:30 p. m. For reservations
lease call Mrs. George Bailey at
Mrs. Pauline Sears of Thomaston
'as visiting friends in town yester
Miss Katherine Dubay, a nurse at
le Derby hospital, spent the day
Wednesday with her parents, Mr.
nd Mrs. William Dubay of Downes
The weekly Bible study classes
ill be held this evening at the
fatervllle Union church on Dwight
;reet. The 6:30 class will be led
y Rev. E. Hansen of New Britain,
nd the 7:30 group will meet with
ler. Milton Nilson.
The Ladies’ Aid society of St.
[iobael'a will
Marine Pvt. James Farrell, 18, 65
Plaza avenue, who was wounded at
Iwo Jima, is now hospitalized In
California. He is the son of the late
Frank P. Farrell, court reporter of
the Waterbury Republican, who died
in February. Pvt. Farrell is a form
er Crosby High school student and
enlisted in the Marines last June.
He went overseas after training at
Parris Island, S .C„ and Camp Le
jeune, N. C.
Cpl. Francis A. Renzoni, son of
Mrs. Marie I. Renzoni, 36 Sylvan av
enue, who spent a 21-day furlough
here, is at present stationed at the
Army Redistribution center, Lake
Placid, N. y.
The Corporal served at Bora
Bora, New Hebrides and Hawaii for
37 months. He began service with
Co. H 102nd Infantry when the Na
tional Guard was federalized in
February, 1941.
Present Workers May Be
Placed in Army Enlisted
Soldiers now working in local in
dustrial plants may be placed in the
Army Enlisted Reserve Corps when
their present 90-day work-furloughs
expire, according to present indica
Lieutenant Irving Katz of the
Springfield Ordnance district an
nounced last night, ordnance offi
cials in Washington will consult the
local employers before the status of
the soldier-workers is cleared. Most
of the men involved are in favor of
becoming members of the Reserve
Corps, he pointed out.
If the soldiers are placed on the
reserve list, they will be on inactive
duty but will be subject to Army
call. Eighty-eight‘soldiers are now
working at local plants, and most
of them are expected to continue
their present work if they are
placed in the Reserve Corps.
The soldiers are now employed by
the Lux Clock Manufacturing Com
pany, the Scovill Manufacturing
Company and Waterbury Com
panies. Inc..
An alternative to reclassification
of the soldiers would be extension
of their furloughs, so they could
continue their present production
duty. The plants are reported to
be in favor of such action. All of
the plants want to retain the men,
it was reported.
It was disclosed at the Water
bury Companies, Inc., that a mem
ber of the Enlisted Reserve, Thomas
Sliiel of 90 South street, was as
signed to the plant this wreek for
six months. It is believed additional
help may be supplied by the ord
nance division in a similar manner.
evening at 8 o'clock in the church
We Do Vulcanizing and
AH Type* of Tire
and Tube Re
36 Jefferson St.
With Eleventh Corps Troops On
Luzon—Technician Fourth Grade
Daniel J. Sharkey, Technician Filth
Orade John A. Proietti, Private First
Class Joe Sabatowich, all of Water
bury, and Technician Fifth Grade
Ben Ogenskis of Naugatuck, parti
cipated in the recent dramatic re
capture of Bataan and Corregldor.
They are all with an Anti-Aircraft
Artillery Battalion which gave vital
protection to Major General Charles
P. Hall's 11 Corps slugging its way
to Manila Bay.
Overseas since September, 1942,
these men have served on Guadal
canal and other combat sectors in
the Southwest Pacific theater.
Sgt. Sharkey is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Emin Sharkey, 103 Scovill
street. Cpl. Proetti is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Daric Proetti, 14 Aetna
street. Pfc. Sabatowich is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. Podgaesky, 75 Dike
man street. Cpl. Ogenski is the son
of Mr. Bernard Ogenskis, 12 Carroll
street, Naugatuck.
A Ninth Air Force Thunderbolt
Base, France:—Serving with a Ninth
Air Force Thunderbolt fighter bomb
er group which has recently beer,
awarded with Distinguished Unit
Battle Honors are two men form the
Waterbury Conn., area.
They are Second Lieutenant Rich
ard G. Elliot, husband of the former
Miss Hildgard Schroeder, New Har
wlnton road, Torrington, Conn., a
P-47 fighter phot in the "Jabo An
gels" squadron of the group.
First Lieutenant John F. Regan,
son of Mrs. Martha Regan, 254 Wood
street, Waterbury, Conn.
The 368th Fighter Group received
the "Presidential Citation" for its
action at Mons when American
forces invaded Belgium on Septem
ber 3, 1944. Discovering a mass re
treat of enemy forces from Northern
France. “The 368th Fighter Group
bombed and strafed in the face of a
withering barrage of anti-aircraft
and smaller arms fire. The group
destroyed 262 motor transports and
damaged 30, destroyed 230 horse
drawn vehicles and an undetermined
number of enemy personnels
Lt. Elliot just recently joined the
"Jabo Angels" squadron and now
has several combat mission to his
Lt. Regan is the group Informa
tion and Education officer. He has
been in the ETO for over one year,
being statior d in Eng’and before
landing on the Normandy beaches
shortly after the invasion with the
first AAF group to lan in France,
Since that time he has been in
France and Belgium.
Prior to entering the service Lt
Regan was a USO director for th«
NCCS Agency in Washington, D. C
T-Sgt. Samuel McGill, who was
reported missing in action in France
since January 6, has been reported
a prisoner of war in Germany by the
War Department. His wife Mrs. An
nette Frances McGill, resides at 163
Madison street. The sergeant pre
viously served 15 months in the
South Pacific, returning to this
country in April, 1943. Sgt. McGill
was assigned to the European thea
ter in November, 1944. He was orig
inally with Co. E. 102nd Infantry
when the National Guard was fed
eralized in February, 1941.
Capt. Herbert H. Scott-Smith, Jr.
who arrived Thursday at Camp
Patrick Henry, Va„ is expected in
Waterbury, for the Easter holiday,
according to his father, Street Supt.
Herbert H. Scott-Smith, 52 Mil
dred avenue.
A veteran of North Africa, Silicy.
Normandy and other sectors of the
western front including Germany,
the officer has been awarded the
Silver Star- for gallantry in action
May 8, 1943, at Mateur, Tunisia,
and the Bronze Star for heroic
achievement on D-Day, June 6,
1944, in Normandy.
41 Harrison Are. at tcavennorili
Specialising In Chinese and
American Dishes
IllOO A. M. to 10 P. M.
Satnrdara and flundars 11 a. m
to 13 Midnight
One Day Servlet

270 No Main St
Phono 5-7221
Selection of
and TOYS
in Town!
More Than Ever
You Need
Come to
For Prompt
Recapping Service
Motor Tiro Sor¥?so, loe.
General Tire*—Willard Batteries
Major John Martin, after nearly
three years of services in the
South Pacific, has arrived in Wa
terbary on a leave of absence. He
entered the service as a member
of Company G, 102nd Infantry di
vision, and was a second lieuten
ant at the time the state guards
were inducted into federal serv
ice. Until recently he has been
stationed in New Guinea. Many
of his former “buddies” have been
home on furloughs during the past
Major John Martin is a former
employe of the Waterbury Demo
crat and the son of John Martin
of Cooke street, well-known mem
ber of Corp. Coyle Post, Ameri
can Legion.
With the Fifth Army, Italy —
Staff Sergeant Peter P. Vitkiis of
Waterbury, Connecticut, is a mem
ber of the 910th Field Ar tillery Bat
talion’s Service Battery, recently
awarded the Meritorious Service
Unit Plaque for superior perform
ance of duty in the accomplish
ment of exceptionally difficult tasks.
Staff Sergeant Vitkus serves as
battery motor sergeant. He is the
son of Mr. Charles Labutis, Wheeler
avenue, Waterbury.
Elmendorf Field, Alaska — Jo
seph A. Iorio, son of Mrs. Grace
lorio, 92 Franklin street, Water
bury. Conn., has been promoted to
the grade of echnical sergeant, ac
cording to a recent announcement
On duty with the Eleventh Air
Force, Technical Sergeant Iorio is
assistant line chief in an air repair
squadron. After coming to Alaska in
February, 1942, he was inducted in
June of that year, and was given
basic training at Miami, Florida.
As a civilian, Technical Sergeant
Iorio was employed,as an electri
cian’s helper. He attended Leaven
worth High school.
Sixteen Motorists j j
To Explain Charges
Six Water bury and 10 suburban
motorists have been notified to ap
pear for motor vehicle hearings be
fore Officer Francis W. Hogan of
the state motor vehicle department
to be held at the city courtroom on
Thursday, April S at 10:30 a. m.
Waterbury motorists are Joseph
L. Bellefleu, 7 Pond street, fatal ac
cident; Ralph Guerrera, 57 Hlllview
avenue, reckless driving; Michael
De Angelo, 1 St. Jean street, reckless
driving; James Film, 175 Green
wood avenue, speeding; Ernest Cia
no, 827 East Main street.
Other motorists notified Include:
Harry J. Saunders, 219 Walnut
street, Winsted. Operating under
the influence.
William Edward Buckley, 33 Cir
cle Dr„ Bantam. Operating under
the influence.
William E. Gray, Reynolds Bridge
Thomaston, violation not convic
tion. Operating under the Influence.
Michael E. Ross. Torringford ave
nue, Torrington. Complaint—speed
Harry N. Bentz, RFD No. 3, Box
598, Torrington. Complaint-speed
Robert H. Milton. Ridge Road,
Torrington. Complaint — reckless
Clarence E. Currier, RWD, West
Cornwall. Complaint — reckless
Cheshire, Prospect, Beth*
any to Unite in Post*
War Program
Cheshire, Prospect, and Bethany
have acquired 33 acres in West
Cheshire and are ready to build
a regional high school after the
war. At present 26 towns in Con
necticut are in various stages of
discussion with respect to the es
tablishment of regional high schools
according to the State Department
of Education.
The regional high school has ad
vantages over a small town high
school in the ability to offer a more
comprehensive educational program
without requiring the individual
teacher to carry an Impossible load
the department said.
The success of the first such high
school which has been operated
since 1939 in Canaan for 400 pupils
of Salisbury, Sharon, Kent, New
Canaan, Canaan, and Cornwall, has
demonstrated the practical advan
tages of the plan in this state, the
department believes.
Washington, March 31—(UP1—
Mrs. Martha Johnson, Negro, has
named her twin sons Iwo and Jima.
Their father, George, is in the
Navy. I
Kenyon Thurlough, Marshal take
Road. Torrington, Conn. Com
_ I
William A. Amelung, formerly
Eastern District Sales Manager of
the Chase Brass A Copper Com
pany, has been promoted from
the rank of Lt. Colonel to that of
full Colonel.
Colonel Amelung entered the
service in December, 1942, In an
swer to the Army's urgent request
for an experienced brass mill
executive to supervise the supply
of the Army’s tremendous re
quirements for copper and cop
per-alloy materials. His out
standing performance of this job
has led to his advance in rank
and also to his responsibilities be
ing expanded to include the
Army’s requirements for all me
tals. This includes steel and alu
His present title is Chief, Me
tals and Minerals Branch, Pro
duction Division, Hqs., A. S. F.
He is stationed at Washington,
D. C., and lives at the Hayes
Adamx Hotel there. His Watcr
bury home is at 156 Columbia
• •
Regency House
$40 to $55
lift ported
125 BANK ST.
• CIothiers-Tailors-Furnishers g
Season of Rising Hope
Easter spreads its mantle of spiritual blessing over the
land, filling our hearts with new hope for the Victory and
Peace which are inevitable, but which we must bring
about with all possible speed; with a foundation which
will insure its security: and with a working faith in our
own ability to keep that Peace flourishing through the

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