Bradford Era (Newspaper) - March 13, 1944, Bradford, Pennsylvania colder with gurries or rain lures on Last She Era Net Paid Circulation in Excess of 8700 Oldest Newspaper in the Rich Bradford Oil Field Two Great Services Associated Press - A-P Features 1877) MONDAY MARCH 13, 1944. 12 PRICE FOUR CENTS Soviets Slash Railway Leading Into Balkans Hit Calais Without Loss Pope Appeals Pontiff Again Urges farring World to Find Way to Peace On 5th Anniversary Pius XH appealed to Allied and German to spare from becoming a that they By be remembered in and not in for centuries on the face itte t ftps Way to Peace Be Found diking from the balcony of St. US m the filth anniversary of Hi the holy father ipi the warring world to Ma W to and gave this 181? to the great throng in the qnt Wow and to radio listeners again we appeal to the men in both belligerent at to let their names in any nj ti smirched by an act which never We ask Jn s cast their thoughts and efforts to a peace of of the predicament of - now by and toward which of tattle has been tape said this ii particularly pit Oration Pope each of the towns in 10$ all continents hit by an which does not M to of already k i fertile indictment against the of such how can that anyone might dare this almighty city & belongs to all fronts and to a and to which the world is looking into a Into a of thus perpetrating an inglorious and the eyes of God and of conscious of the most untouchable spiritual fal oration the father when he finished this and again when he tte erring nations would their and their labors gaming of peace free from aU and internal for 20 Minutes with the city and whom this has thrown Into and by the Allies Hit Toulon Airmen Make 1,700 Sorties and Shoot Down 36 Nazi Yugoslav Island Shelled Ground Patrols Active Allied Mar. 12.-(AP)-Allied airmen thundering out in 1,700 sorties accurately hammered targets in Florence and the French naval base of Toulon Saturday and sent 36 Nazi planes crashing to Allied headquarters announced Enemy and Allied troops thrust out in exploratory ground patrols as weather and French artillery rolled back two strong German patrols on the main Fifth army front near British destroyers again on Thursday shelled the Adriatic island of which borders the jutting peninsula of the Dalmatian This was the second consecutive day that the island has been attacked by It lies just off Metkovic and just south of the important port of Just to the west is the island of Lissa where the Germans say British and American commandos have The day's heavy and widespread aerial blows cost 14 Allied Night bombers topped off the raids on Padua and which were announced with an assault on Genoa and railway targets on the Italian west Flying Fortress gunners and Thunderbolt escort pilots knocked down 19 out of 80 German fighters in a 35-minute running battle after the attack on with 10 falling to the Many other enemy planes were in the battle which returning termed the biggest since the Feb. 25 raid on Bombing results were a communique Red Cross War Fund Campaign Starts Tonight Drive Begins L. MacHarrie to Talk Funk of Car Mar. 12 and bound body of 42, year old in the trunk of sent police today for the ot one of his slam fee Feb. 24. tody of and four ribs 15 Sound stuffed in the lent of his car LaSalle street on bis friends Sate haS been i yesterday by from an Capt. The body was Lindsay director of public information for the American Red Cross in Great will be the principal speaker at the dinner meeting tonight at 6:30 o'clock in the Hotel Emery marking the Beginning of the American Red Cross War Fund drive to raise a local quota of Tomorrow morning hundreds of designated as Rear Lieutenants and Waves will begin the solicitation in Bradford and all parts of McKean George B. general chairman for the will preside at the Michael Home Service Secretary of the local Red Cross will discuss local service to military personnel and their Mr. MacHarrie has returned to this country for a brief In speaking of his duties with the Red he said work on the assumption that our job is to tell the American people how its money is being To do we are writing human interest tell the people in the home towns what their as are Mr. MacHarrie is a graduate of the School of Journalism of the University of After some years of freelance radio writing and Mr. MacHarrie went to New York to do advertising work and later joined the production staff of the Blue In 1942, he joined the Red Cross as director of the radio section in In 1943, he was promoted to his present Travel Between Ireland Is Suspended Restriction Is First Step in Move to Isolate Neutral Eire Mar. 13. Travel between Britain and Ireland was suspended at midnight military reasons of paramount and it was widely reported in London that this restriction was only the first step decided upon by Britain and the United States in a move to isolate neutral The order prohibiting all but the most vital travel to and from Ireland followed closely upon the refusal of Eire's Prime Minister Eamon de Valera to oust representatives from his In addition it was reported that closing of Eire's border with Ireland was under consideration and that supplies of wheat and coal for Eire were to be cut sharply in order to release every available ton of Allied shipping for invasion Most directly affected by the restriction were the 4,000 persons who daily cross between Ireland and Britain to The order likewise will block the travel of an estimated 125,000 monthly who make the journey for business or social reasons and whose activities formerly were loosely checked under the open Liberators Fly Unescorted to Their Targets RAF Mosquitos Hit Hamburg for First Time in Nazis Raid English Coast Mar. 12.-(AP) - American heavy Liberator bombers mauled enemy military installations in the sector of France hitting the area for the second successive and underscored the air superiority over parts of the invasion coast by making the run without fighter No Fighter Opposition The Germans offered no fighter opposition and for the second consecutive day all the big bombers returned The assault involved a round-trip of no more than 400 miles with a continental penetration of perhaps less than 85 but its significance lay in the fact that it was made without loss even though the bombers were It was the first time in months that U. 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Eighth headquarters has announced a heavy bomber operation 3 protective umbrella of fighting demonstration that the time has arrived when invasion coast areas can be heavily attacked in daylight at least occasionally by bombers depending only on their guns for Port of Hamburg Attacked The single-handed Liberator mission was the principal aerial activity of the day from and followed the eighth night blow of the month by RAF Playing a game with the wooden aircraft hit that port last night for the first time in striking apparently at any steps the Germans may have taken toward refitting their submarine pens and ship building Only one plane failed to return from this other blows at unspecified targets in western Germany and Germany retaliated weakly with a raid against the south English coast last night but the raiders failed to penetrate inland and there was no alert in Two houses were other houses and a church was damaged and a his wife and son were killed in a southeastern coast End of a Jap Plane Is Exultant Moment for Them PILOTS AND CREWMEN aboard a IT. S. Aircraft carrier in the South Pacific cheer exultantly as guns of their task force send a Jap plane to a blazing Smoke from the burning plane and the antiaircraft shells blend into the leaden background provided by the overcast U. S. Seizes Wotho Atoll in Marshalls Mrs. John Sousa Dies New Mar. 12. John Philip widow of the march died yesterday after a brief She was the former Jane Van M. Bellis of an amateur before she married the composer and conductor on New Year's 1879. Pvt. R. Once Listed as Now Back on Duty Meetings fanned Centri McKea Cambria Four Men Die as Blast Rocks Sun's High Octane Gas Plant Marcus Mar. 12.-(JP)-Four men were dead today as the result of injuries suffered in an explosion that rocked a research unit of the Sun Oil company's new high gasoline plant last night causing damage estimated by a company spokesman at not more than The men who died in the blast were identified as John of Ray of and James C. of all Sun and John a guard at the Pure Oil company plant across the The bodies were charred and mangled and identification was company clothing was torn from his body by the The which the spokesman said occurred in a research pilot house in which work on acid was being rocked every home in this community of 5,000 and started a fire that raged put of control for nearly an Flames shot 200 feet into the air and were visible more than 20 miles The company spokesman said the cause of the blast had not been Production will not be he Mt. Mar. 12. Pfc. Richard son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Mix of this today was officially removed from the ranks of the in and reported back on duty with his according to word received by the parents from the War The which bears out a of parents and friends that the missing soldier was are pleased to inform you Pfc. Richard previously reported as is back with his company and returned to action February 7." Private Mix evidently was reported missing when he escaped in a hail of bullets from a Nazi regiment near Cassino and hid for three days in a standing In Mrs. D. W. Widow of Former Era Dies Amphibious Unit Lands on Island Without Military Government Set Natives Receive Occupation Forces Pacific Fleet Pearl Mar. 12. small amphibious unit of the Pacific including a detachment of the 22nd Marine has occupied Wotho atoll in the Marshall islands without Adm. Chester W. Nimitz announced Natives Cheer Invaders Wotho atoll is between Eniwetok and Kwajalein atolls which were occupied last Wotho is 67 statute miles due northwest of There was no indication in the admiral's press release whether any Japanese were encountered on The occupation force was commanded by Major C. B. Lawton of S. and was received by the native population with including gifts of A proclamation was posted establishing a military By Majuro occupied without Wotho and Eniwetok form a line pointing toward Largest of Atoll Wotho is 11 miles long in a north-south direction and six east-west at the north and widest Its 13 islands are fairly high and bear scrubby vegetation and some Wotho island is the largest of the atoll and believed to be the only one It is in the northeast corner and is about a mile and a half long and one mile The lagoon is about 25 square miles in contains many reefs and has three entrances on the west It was believed that because of its small size nothing larger than a fighter strip could be constructed on the Mrs. Daniel W. of N. a former prominent resident of this city for a number of and widow of Daniel W. former managing editor of the Bradford died at her home 169 Main street at 6:50 o'clock Sunday March 12, after a three-day Mrs. Dean lived in Kennedy street for a number of years and was the possessor of a large circle of She left Bradford about 10 years She was a former member of St. Bernard's church and an active member of the St. Patrick's church in N. Y. Survivors are several nieces and including J. D. Hayes of Congress Funeral services will be held on March 15, with a requiem mass in St. Patrick's at 9:30 Interment will be made in the Randolph Blaze Routs 30 Families Mar. 12. - Fire swept the Clegg Woolen Waste company today causing damage estimated by firemen at and routing 30 families from their More than 200 bales of some of it consigned to the Army for blankets and were along with the two-story frame and brick Shortly after the fire was discovered firemen ordered all families in the threatened area to vacate their Veteran Conductor Of Opera Succumbs New Mar. 12 55, veteran conductor of the San Carlo Opera died today at the Fifth Avenue Born in a naturalized in World War I served with the assembling and assigning military He was conductor for the San Carlo Opera company for two decades and also had been conductor of the Chicago Opera Cops Hold Woman After Army Deserter Found Mar. 12 Dolores 23, was held by police today after they said they dug an Army deserter out of an ingeniously devised hideaway under the floor of a closet in her Warren Struck By Succumbs Mar. 12 J. 33-year-old father of six succumbed today at General Hospital from injuries received when struck by a Coroner Ed Lowery Two other Warren county persons died suddenly of heart attacks over the he Allies Cut Jap Escape Routes In Burma Area Chinese Forces Drive Down Strategic Valley New Mar. 12.-(jP)-Tank-led American and Chinese forces driving steadily down the Hukawng valley of North Burma in a two-pronged advance have cut the main Japanese escape routes to the south and southwest and have reached a point only 11 miles from the strategic valley's southern I have often been I am willing to hazard the guess the entire Hukawng valley will soon be Joseph W. Stilwell said in a statement released yesterday summarizing the Allied Today's communique from southeast Asia headquarters said the column thrusting southward from had crossed the river three miles below and cut the only road extending to enemy stronghold about 42 miles to the A Chinese column thrusting southwestward along the Ga trail was maintaining steady pressure against a retreating Japanese force and was reported unofficially to have captured Ga and severed the i jungle trail leading southwestward from the Behind these advancing Allied mopping up forces were ting steadily into the remnants the Japanese 13th of the conquest of off in the An estimated 2,000 Japanese already have died there and 14,000 rounds of ammunition and grenades together with quantities of small supplies and equipment have been Ukraine Army Gets 22 Miles From Kherson Bitter Street Fights Rage in 210 Localities Freed In Great Advances Mar. 13. big Soviet Ukraine armies slashed the railway leading into Rumania and Hungary fought their way to a point only 22 miles from the important Axis base of Kherson on the lower Dnieper and raced through 210 localities in almost a Moscow announced last Strike From Two Sides Striking on both sides of 62 miles east of embattled another big junction on the already severed railway feeding the Germans in the one Russian force cut the railway to at a point presumably about 45 miles north of Rumania's Bessarabian Moscow's bulletin declared that the heaviest Russian infiltration beyond was southwest of that town in the area where the railway winds down to 45-miles The latter point is junction for lines running over Carpathian mountains into Hungary and uneasy Axis satellite At the lower end of the 500-mila southern Russian front another Red army struck 18 miles beyond captured to seize only 22 miles up the west bank of the Dnieper river from rail and river base near the Black said the recorded by the Soviet Fight in Tarnopol Streets at the upper end of the long was not mentioned in the regular Soviet communique but presumably the Russians still were fighting in the streets of that strategic city in the southeastern part of old Poland after four days of gruelling Near the center of the Ukraine front one Russian force was declared to have seized more than 60 localities west and south of including on the middle Bug This Russian threat to shatter the Bug river defense line at a point only 37 miles from the only 50 miles from taken U. 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Fliers Shoot Down 26 Planes in Attack on Wewak Greensburg Man Held In Gas Coupon Case Mar. 12 Bodenheimer of Greensburg posted bond in Federal court Saturday for his appearance before a regular term of court on charges of illegally accepting and transferring gasoline ration Thieves Get Mar. 12 reported thieves broke the combination off a safe in the office of the Hill Realty and escaped with Clues to Butchery of 25 Women Found in Paris House Mar. 12.-(iP)-Paris was declared to be excited today over a new bluebeard case following the discovery of clues to the butchery of 25 women in a Rue Le Sueur house near the Arc De The German news agency DNB said a was a The agency's broadcast dispatch added that the killer apparently lured the victims into a vacant villa he slew and dismembered them and burned the An earlier Berlin broadcast said the house was owned by a Dr. Piot who lived in the Rue but that the doctor had vanished before police arrived It said there were at least eight Discovery of the crime came when j neighbors reported a stench to the gas and utility workers checking the pipes discovered in the villa's furnace room legs and other organs all of DNB The courtyard dump also was said to have contained a dozen human Clothing labels indicated that the killer had committed the crimes in the two years he engaged the DNB Allied Southwest Mar. 13 Bombers and fighters of the Fifth Army Air Force shot down 26 Japanese planes for certain and probably six more in a heavy assault Saturday on the Japanese base at on the Northeast New Guinea the Allied communique said American troopers of the First Cavalry Division on Los Negros Island in the and United States Marines around on Willaumez New were reported to be encountering no further opposition as they extended and consolidated their Australian pilots sank two Japanese barges near which the Marines captured last Thursday after a five mile push across the peninsula from the west where they landed last 5 of 7 Prisoners Who Escaped Recaptured Camp 111., Mar. 12 of seven prisoners who escaped last night from the Army Service Forces Unit Training Center were recaptured early today in nearby 109 Traffic Deaths Mar. 12. - The State Highway Safety Bureau reports 109 traffic fatalities for an increase of 20 per cent over the total for the same month in 1943.