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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - April 27, 1944, Bradford, Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Association Opens 3-Day Meeting Here The Weather Bain Clearing Tomorrow Continued Cool on Last Em Oldest Newspaper in the Rioh Bradford Oil Field Published Every Morning Except Sunday The Newspaper That's Bead In the Home 67. NO. 151. 1877) THURSDAY APRIL 27, 1944. ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE FOUR CENTS Two of Hollandia's Airdromes Editorial to Directors of the Bradford residents awoke this morning to find the city j been With this discovery came the that by the strangers has been going several jr the first time in its the Independent jeum Association of America is holding a meeting st of the Mississippi and Bradford as the heart of crude oil field has the honor tjo be host jits directors and those of the National Stripper Well Citizens of the city are wholeheartedly turning over of their hotels and homes to the visitors i three days of sessions opening at The Emery this Bradford is honored to play host to the and its trusts that each shall feel the warmth of neighborliness which is characteristic of our is further honored by the visit of Gov. Edward who will address the association at the noonday the keys to the Grade Oil Metropolis le are It is earnestly desired that you i every minute of your It also of your that your meetings will be fruitful i filled with down-to-earth facts which will enable you I solve some of the many problems confronting your We are glad to welcome you to Will Address Sessions of Here Essen Raided As Air War Goes Into 13th Day RAF Attack Follows American Daylight Blow at No U. S. Bombers Lost J. D. JR. Pres. Stripper Well GOV. EDWARD B. MARTIN Of Pennsylvania RALPH T. President of 344 Opens 3-Day Otw 200 Members Expected to Register Jl Headquarters at Gov. Martin 1$Address Luncheon Meeting at Noon oil men from all sections of the United Ste gathered here this morning for the opening of the session of the directors of the Independent Association of Also in meeting today National Stripper Well Re filtration Emery For those who arrived early a field tour was arranged for 9 a. to visit pumping drilling rigs and pressure General secondary recovery field practice will I * 1 11 1* * Registration is scheduled at vention headquarters in The Emery ich Donates 100,000 for Medicine Apr. 26. gave today to I the oldest branch of the physical & started among cave men with on of the Baruch physical headed ' Lyman Wilbur of a scientific boost of this Particularly for returning committee defined physical | 1 of climatology the latter and the Baruch men and women armed services will need of physical this program will help ged soldiers to normal II mental My heightened by my something for the 700,-soldlers - men and try I want to do before I get RAYMOND B. Editor of Newsweek RUSSELL B. General at 10 a. m. More than members of the are expected to register before the day is Governor Edward Martin will address the noonday luncheon meeting which is sponsored by the National Stripper Well His talk will follow that of P. D. president of the Mayor to Welcome Visitors N. W. will Invocation will be by the Rev. Dr. P. Dean pastor of the First Presbyterian Mayor Hugh J. Ryan will welcome the visitors to this city In their first session east of the Mississippi Parker L. representative of the State of Pennsylvania on the Interstate Oil Compact will introduce Governor Another field tour under the leadership of David and Oscar on Page in Combat Apr. 26.-The will not use any 1 in as combat soldiers Japanese imperial army enemy retaliation confusion and J hazards of enemy notified the war Harrison A. corps executive to the of in a stately from Washington to the said use of in specific units Opon any discrimination Many Danes Held As Unrest Spreads U. S. Takes Control of Ward Plant With Help of Troops Action Taken After Company Official Rebuffs Previous Efforts to Enforce Presidential Crowd Looks on Apr. 26.-(AP)-The with the aid of a detachment of took possession tonight of the Chicago units of Montgomery Ward and Company after Sewell chief executive officer of the huge merchandising had rebuffed previous efforts to enforce a presidential order for seizure of the Holds Out Seven Hours I Wayne C. undersecretary Senate Board Votes Renewal Of Lend-Lease Butter Ration Value Slashed To 12 Points Apr. 26. of Danes have been arrested in Copenhagen and German armored cars are patrolling the streets amid sporadic bursts of Danish underground sources reported tonight from that and These impossible to check for said widespread sabotage against the Germans was In progress despite Nazi threats of summary Telegraph and postal communications between Denmark and Sweden remained broken for the second Boy Drowns in Creek Apr. 25. William 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. was drowned yesterday when he fell Into Poplar Bun creek at nearby Deputy Coroner Edgar G. Walls Apr. 26. - The Senate Foreign Relations committee voted unanimously today to extend the lend-lease program another after a 60-minute session in which it was described as a vital factor in Asserting he will seek to call up the lend-lease extension in the Senate next Chairman Connally said the committee the program as an war Leo T. foreign economic testified at the closed hearing that lend-lease and reverse lend-lease played vital in the recent air offensives over Europe which are down the power of the Nazi air force to fight back when the great land offensives The House passed the extending lend-lease a year from June 30 and allowing a three-year period for the liquidation of its 334 to 21 only last Lindbergh Arrives In Hawaii on Mission Apr. 26.-(�>)-Charles A. Lindbergh has arrived in Hawaii as a civilian technical representative for an aircraft it was disclosed Lindbergh is on a mission to obtain information cjn the performance of aircraft Pacific war of commerce who was designated as the agent to assume control of the properties announced that Avery had left the premises after being assured that business would go on as Avery capitulated after holding out for almost seven hours against a directive from President Roose velt authorizing the Commerce department to seize the Chicago mail order plant and other buildings on grounds that the management had refused to comply with White House instructions to extend an expired contract with a CIO The dramatic in progress since reached a climax shortly before seven p. when 32 military policemen equipped with weapons arrived at the firm's quarters in three There were some boos and some cheers from a crowd of 1,500 employes and others assembled in the Business Not Interrupted Lieutenant Ludwig and three soldiers went to Avery's office while the other troopers were deployed the Taylor told reporters that the lieutenant informed Avery the place was in possession of the United States he on Page Not Enough Voters To Organize Board Apr. 26. county election officials kept wondering and wondering why the returns failed to come in from the 14th and final in Green Today election Commissioner F. W. McClelland went to get the ballot He discovered there hadn't been enough voters to organize an election Points for Beef Cuts Up Slightly for Mutton Lower Apr. 26% will be reduced to 12 red points a pound effective through June 3, Price Administer Chester Bowles announced Butter has been 16 points since The same order cut the ration price of margarine from 6 to 2 red also effective Point value for farm or country butter will be reduced to 8 points per pound and processed butter from 6 points to 4. salad and cooking oils continue point free in Points for choice cuts of beef go up slightly next but lamb and mutton points will be reduced 50 per cent to permit quicker distribution of shipments of light weight lambs because of drought Veal points remain the same and pork about the same as for Lowering the point value for butter is possible because of seasonally increased production which is at the best level since last Bowles month the War Food Administration allocated 151,000,000 pounds of butter to use for distribution to civilians in April or 13,-000,000 pounds more than we got in April last he the current sales appear to have been running below About 145,000,000 pounds of butter have been allocated for civilian use in May as compared with 135,- Apr. 27 bombers of the RAF carried the Allied air offensive against German Europe into its thirteenth consecutive day striking with massive force by moonlight at the German armaments city of Essen and elsewhere in a methodical follow-up to a 1,000-plane American daylight raid on Brunswick and other Great Force Out The Americans lost not a single but six fighters failed to return from the widespread and diversified daylight Details of the RAF night attack were not but It was stated that the big bombers were out great a frequent last was subjected to a heavy raid by more than 750 RAF bombers on March 26, and was hit by Mosquito bombers April 8. It been called the Pittsburgh of Many Other Places Hit The major American daylight raid did not encounter any fighter Between 250 and 500 Fortresses and Liberators made the 900-mile roundtrip to dumping 1,500 of A communique said the escort of from 500 to 750 Lightnings and Thunderbolts made no contact with German Other targets hammered at Hitler's European fortress at many A fleet of light bombers plastered military objectives in northern France and Belgium imder Thunderbolt and Spitfire Ninth air force medium and Thunderbolt hit rail centers at Louvain and Saint Ghislain while Bostons and Mitchells concentrated on Saint Another stab at coastal defenses was carried out before dark by Mosquitos and Aussies Capture Japanese Supply Base of Madan Nazi Raider Hits English Shelter Apr. 27 -A direct hit on a shelter in a south coast town during a German air raid early today caused iany The raid was and the all-clear - London without any Incidents being There was another uneventful alarm at dusk last on Page British Carrier Planes Attack German Convoy Apr. 27.-yP)- British aircraft attacked a German convoy Wednesday off northern and damaged four ships and an escort the admiralty said Allies Improve Their Positions Around Beachhead Nutcracker Drive of American Forces Closing in on Largest of Airfields on Dutch New Enemy Resistance Folds Up in Aitape Sector to the East By LEONARD MILLIMAN Associated Press War Editor American infantrymen captured two Japanese airdromes on Dutch New within bombing range of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur announced while 500 miles to the southeast Australians swept into the town of Fourth Day of Invasion The Sentani and Cyclops airdromes in the Hollandia area of northern New Guinea were seized by United States forces on the fourth day of their Their nutcracker drive was closing in on the Hollandia the third and largest in the The two hit the beach 34 miles were nearing a Juncture in a against mud and hills where strangely were Enemy resistance folded up in the Aitape 150 miles to the where the captured Tadji airdrome is being used by Allied bombers and I Receded their of Aitape - Japs Flee Before Allies At the enemy fled before the advancing Allied The Australians found quantities of abandoned supplies and ammunition when they occupied the fortress at the end of six-month march over mountains and jungle trails from the eastern tip of New on Astrolabe has an airfield but the Nipponese have shown so little resistance in recent weeks it may not be of much use to the Strongest air resistance yet in the renewed New Guinea fighting was an attack by 12 torpedo planes on a U. S. destroyer at said they did no Twenty-three Japanese planes were wiped out in a raid on 400 miles northwest of American bombers returned to the attack along the northern invasion Five Moire Axis Vessels Sunk Off Sevastopol Large-Scale Offensive On Romanian Front Reported by Germans Allied Apr. 26. troops have broken the lull on the Anzio improved their positions and taken prisoners in several limited attacks launched after a combined artillery and propaganda Allied headquarters announced The Allies lashed out to strengthen their lines as American fliers reported heavy movements of enemy motor transport on the highways near Rome and as official reports told of enemy replacements from the Russian front reaching the beachhead Common Pleas Court Jurors Award Damages in Three Cases Apr. 26-(Special)-The jury hearing evidence in cases in the Court of Common Pleas of McKean county here since April today returned three 24, A verdict of was awarded to Ross V. Stoltz against the Lyons Transportation company and Ben McCreary concerning a trespass action following an automobile accident near N. on June 22, 1943. The jury also awarded the Miles Bradford of a the sum of in similar action of trespass against the Lyons Transportation company and Ben McCreary as the result of the Kilbuck automobile In another trial the jury awarded Alfred Tate the sum of against Russell Sweely and Margaret Sweely of The case was an appeal from the December 1943. Evidence in the three named cases have been heard since Monday and presented to the jury for consideration this The decisions in each trial were returned after a short When court recessed at 5:25 p. today all testimony in the trial of Alfred Dieter and Edna Dieter vs. Milton L. Dana and Victorine Dana on assumpsit was in. The case is expected to be given to the jury for deliberation on Thursday The final case listed for action at this term will be the case of Roy H. Grove and Nettie B. Grove of Bradford vs. the Perm Oil company and K. L. of for Apr. 26.-(IP)-Blasting at an Axis fleet presumably attempting to evacuate large numbers of the besieged forces at the Russians have sunk five German and Romanian transports and damaged two others in the past 24 Moscow announced The Soviet daily communique reported once again were no essential changes at the during the but official German and Romanian announcements said the Red army had broken the land lull by opening a large-scale offensive yesterday on the Romanian scoring local which were sealed off. A supplement to the Soviet communique referred to continued activity southeast of Stanislawow in old where skirmishing has been reported the past few It said about a company of. Germans was wiped ouf and some important heights were captured by Russian In another 800 Germans were reported killed anr 300 wounded and 20 tanks or self-propelled guns smashed in one of the bloodiest small engagements since the Sevastopol lull set in. In addition to the action off the Russians announced that in the Barents sea in the Soviet aircraft encountered large group of German transports sailing under convoy of cutters and and that despite bad visibility the Russian airmen sank four of the transports totalling 20,-000 The Russians did not say which way this convoy was In the two clashes 2,000 miles apart the Russians reported a total of nine German transports totalling 33,000 tons with numerous smaller vessels sunk and on Page Chinese Advance Toward Apr. 26.-(/P)- A Chinese communique tonight indicated the Japanese had advanced in the direction of pivotal point 40 miles southwest of in the bitter North Honan province campaign in central From the Japanese either could try to outflank Chinese positions on the which runs or could guard their own flanks while seeking to eliminate the gap on the which War Department Disowns Remarks Made by Patton Apr. 26. - The War Department pointedly today Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's remark that British ana Russians are destined rule thei Reacting swiftly to the which caused a fresh flurry of cism of the general In Secretary Stimson issued a memorandum Patton was expressing his own personal He was not speaking for the War This was in response to the following written query submitted to the Secretary by the Associated the War Department approve General Patton's Anglo-Russian - American team to rule the already in the bad graces of many Congressmen because of the incident in which he figured during the conquest of made the remark yesterday at the opening of a service club in England and aroused anew the ire of - r Search for Suspect In Beating of Woman 26. continued today for a suspect in the beating and shooting of Mrs. Rose 40, last Police said Mrs. wha was not seriously wounded although four shots struck her she had struggled with the man ia a downtown gave them the name
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