Bradford Era (Newspaper) - October 14, 1944, Bradford, Pennsylvania and Oldest Newspaper In the Rich Bradford Oil Field Published Morning Except Son day The That's Head In the Home 1877) SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 1944. ASSOCIATED PRICE FOUR American Troops Break Into Slim Escape Route Cut mer Defenses On Our Of East Prussia Capture of Latvian Capital Expected to Release Million Men for Drive Against Tito Headquarters Announces Allied Forces Only 6 Miles From Budapest 13- storm troops smashed seven miles through stout German defenses today and captured Latvian capital and main Nazi Baltic naval base Joseph Stalin announced tonight in m order of the Sit Be On German Sofl Ar to the southwest other Soviet taps the German East Anaim frontier defenses on a front wens and te were reports that to lid inny already had crossed tab ft 8� Banian tanks and Infantrymen 1 battered Belief Grows Agreement Near On Polish Issue the Hungarian imperilled A special 0mJtfBHk only Ga Second way those of Gen. Inn Third Baltic Bey cubed into a city of Germans occupied tao 1117 to 1819 in the First World fir ad they captured July the attack on Hen giving the Russians port for easing the apply the fall of Riga perhaps 1,000,000 men for the tattle for the soil of Germany Head of London Polish Regime Confers With Leaders of Lublin Unit On Vexing Proble Oct. 13 Stanislaw of the London Polish Regime conferred today with leaders of the Lublin Polish Government at their and as the rival groups met the belief grew that a tentative compromise on their differences was Premier earlier in the day conferred with U. S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman and with Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav and he said he hoped to see Prime Minister Churchill I and Premier Stalin The talk with Harriman was described as a friendly on the of an accord with the Lublin which has the backing of the Soviet He did not comment on his talk with the Lublin said he believed that his invitation to Moscow at this time was part of a sincere effort to settle the vexing Polish Although the belief grew that a tentative compromise might be reached before the end of the no quick public announcement was expected because A lev boors before Stalin's Berlin acknowledged tat the had captured the ales half of which is by the Daugava Ute Germans also announced the all of west bank town on river in northern taffies northeast of Warsaw and 8 miles from the lower East mli a had begun beyond the rire by Gen. G. P. Second White Russian to slice northwestward and lop off East with other Soviet Mikolajczyk probably would have to fron Signs Indicate Whole Front About to Fall Aachen Besieged GEILENKIRCHEN NETHER LANDS U. - i 37 Small Craft Damaged by Carrier Fleet a 4 J British 2nd Army North Of Aachen Appears Set To Spring Into Across Rhine Plain m BELGIUM c m AS ALLIED planes and artillery continued the systematic destruction of the city of Aachen the Nazis are still attempting to get reinforcements into the Arrows on above map shows how Allies are attempting o close the Heavy Fighting on Italian Line Day of Liberation at Hand Gen. Wilson Tell Greeks 9 and east. Lithuania on return to London first and confer with his i Oct. sol-fa in the field will go off Thanksgiving and dig The Army today this gastronomical treat Grapefruit grilled pressed g 3�fl scrambled eggs with Boast turkey with giblet sage mashed tad sweet pumpkin Hannegan Charges Whisper Campaign On FDR's Health Cold sliced Vienna cole bread i i Spring ft Again Hollow wild strawberries in 1 vas lound yesterday Mrs. Belle Oviatt of The be large and were m MONEY AWAY New Oct. 13 Robert E. Democratic National charged today that was conducting whispering about President Roosevelt's Hannegan brought up the subject of the President's physical condition while being questioned at a press conference concerning a published report that Democratic leaders felt President Roosevelt could do intensive campaigning in the final weeks before statement about that must come from the White Hannegan invitations from the larger cities have been extended to the He is probably giving them consideration and will make up his own mind about what to Hannegan then called attention to a newspaper story which quoted Vice Admiral Ross the President's personal as saying President's health is perfectly a- Oct. caused 60- 750 to 1,000 Heavy Bombers Smash War Plants in Vienna Oct. 13.-(JPh-Between 750 and 1,000 long-range Fifteenth Airforce heavy bombers and escorts from Italy today smashed Nazi war plants in Vienna and western while hundreds of fighter bombers on the western front paced the bitter ground fighting with punishing attacks on Aachen and German garrisons in western Aachen is reported already about 85 percent Dismal weather grounded First Chest Drive Report in Library At 3 p. m. Monday First report meeting of the Chest Campaign will be held Monday afternoon at 3 p. in the T. L. general chairman of the reminded workers last Mr. McDowell said that because this year's campaign has been designed to affect the savings of everyone's time with the hope that the entire drive can be completed by the end of next it is essential that all workers attend this meeting and have as full a report as Hugh of the expressed appreciation to all workers and said it is his hope that workers will make every effort to attend promptly all meetings and have complete There will be additional report meetings on Wednesday at 3 o'clock in the Library and the final report meeting Friday at 8 p. m. Gen. Sir based but the American Ninth and Royal Airforce Second Tactical Airforces shuttled from French airfields to the The score still remained to be tallied but a recapitulation of recent activity on the air front demonstrated the ever-increasing importance of the air arm for tactical The RAF bomber command reported ' complete destruction of Kleve and German frontier towns in the Nijmegen attacked Oct. 8 by Lancasters and American heavy bombers six war plants in attacks on Bremen and Half of a flotilla of about 100 barges in the Schelde estuary were hit by RAF fighter bombers which flew about 800 sorties The powerful formations of heavies went as far as pounding industrial targets and railroads over which the Germans are supplying their troops opposing the Russian drive toward Yule Gifts to Men Overseas Can Be Shipped on Monday there Is a whispering campaign going on and being in- Postmaster P. J. about the President's last that because Hannegan I Oct. 15, falls on he has a TI Asked was conducting the | been authorized to accept Hannegan I for mailing overseas during business A Fellow Must Have His Coffee APoll for 80 took her want WANTED downtown section of hours on To aid last minute the postmaster announced that the Before Oct. 13 While artillery poured shattering fire into this shaking the building from which American correspondents and soldiers Pfc. Marion parcel window will be open this ' of calmly afternoon and hot coffee in the Oct. 13.-(AP) Henry Allied commander in the told the Greek people in a broadcast tonight that day of liberation is at and the Rome radio declared German troops had evacuated the capital city of Greek Flag Raised Unofficial reports said the Greek flag was flying over the Acropolis in Athens after three and a half years of Nazi domination of the ancient Algiers radio declared that both Athens and its nearby port of Piraeus had been come now to sweep away all traces of the by use of your ports and to harass his General Wilson said in his victory is now A simultaneous proclamation by i the Greek ' ed on all Greeks to obey the ' promised of everyone who had collaborated with the Germans and urged avoidance of political Asks Roads Be Cleared Lt. Gen. Ronald M. commander of British forces which this week swept into 40 miles from after a swift clean-up of the Peloponnesus asked the Greeks to stay off the roads and to conserve such supplies as they as relief could not be There was no official word whether British troops had yet crossed the Corinth canal in pursuit of the withdrawing the second time in this a force under my command is about to land in I am thankful to under very different Wilson referring to the ineffectual British effort to defend Greece in the spring of 1941. By HOWARD COWAN Oct. 13.-CAP)- American troops broke into the streets of desolated Aachen today from the east and south against collapsing resistance and to the north smashed German infantry and tanks which had massed for a desperate bid to relieve the doomed Escape Link Narrowed The blazing city's slender link to I the Fatherland was narrowed on the northeast to despite violent enemy attacks which apart in a hurricane of bombs and shells near three miles north of The Germans lost 64 tanks in two days of futile One German tank division was being rushed down from the | ern end of the 460-mile; western front at Arnhem to join the battle for which the German radio said had been all but flattened an unprecedented steamroller of Doughboys crossed the railway tracks on the southeast and entered Aachen proper at 9:30 a. routing bearded Germans from the while self-propelled artillery prowled the ruins knocking out cores of resistance described as In Dying Hours Even as the ancient city of Charlemagne entered its dying the whole British Second army and American First army front at the western gates of Germany showed signs of Midway between and the British Second paced by American hammered out a gain of more than a mile beyond the captured Dutch town of Overloon on a front of nearly four neared three miles southeast of and were operating six miles from the Maas which faces the German The Allied communique announced limited gains had been made 11 miles east of Aachen from positions four miles beyond indicating that the drive on the Rhine made local may be about ready to slow in the Nazi but declared they and steady progress was made in were eliminated by Hurtgen forest southeast of It said Concentration Reported East and west of the Yank Losses Total 45 Bold Strokes Draw No Retaliation From Japanese Fleet BULLETIN U. S. Pacific Fleet Pearl Oct. 13 figures Adm. Chester W. Nimitz tonight 77 Japanese including four small submarines and more than 50 small were sunk or the Islands Monday and 119 planes were destroyed or S the Nazi Troops E From erge After Heavy Aerial Attack And Rejoin Struggle Oct. 13 - troops before like their predecessors at came up out of their foxholes today after enduring what the 15th Air Force described as the aerial assault of the war on a single target and rejoined the furious struggle for the final hills before the Po Valley There was little doubt that yesterday's tremendous strike by hundreds Nazi yet today's Allied communique reported heavy fighting in progress with material around the embattled center of 10 miles south of German broadcast said Yank attacking in the wake of the the Associated United States Navy plane and ships destroyed or damaged 396 Japanese aircraft and 63 ships in the Wednesday and Thursday S. stabs at key island in Nippon's chain along the China Adm. Chester W. Nimitz announced Close to Foochow The daring blows took the an hour's flyings of the Chinese port a Chungking spokesman a had fallen to the Japanese in the enemy's drive to seal coast against future American Hie bold strokes by a naval team drew no counterattack by Japanese surface although the American thrusts also reached the Pescadores islands off the west coast of only 850 miles southwest of main southern Nippon Kyushu itself was the target of American Superfortress bombers in recent I Roaming the sea and skies in the the team of Adm. William F. Halsey's Third fleet and its subordinate carrier task force commanded by Vice Adm. Marc A. Mitscher did heavy damage to enemy air port facilities and shore Nimitz Yank losses were 45 Thirty-seven smaller craft were sunk or The Americans of American heavy and medium bombers inflicted serious damage on i also shot down 221 Japanese Both Allied and Axis sources referred to activity in the area 12 miles north of A German military com- Bologna highway the Americans captured several more while the British Eighth Army near the Adriatic moved up Highway 9 to a point said the American troops j about three miles of been concentrated there j sibly for a - the flat lands to the The Canadians along the sea cleaning out the Schelde estuary on Page Bricker to Speak Tonight From San Francisco Robert Bell Dies of Wounds Suffered in Battle craft and destroyed 175 more on the 1,497 Planes Destroyed These figures brought to 1,497 the number of enemy planes destroyed by the combination in blows at the Ryukyu islands northeast of and other strikes in the western Pacific since Aug. 30. The record also shows 428 Japanese ships sunk or damaged in the same with 247 small craft meeting the same Nimitz previously had announced an attack on Luzon island in the Philippines Tuesday by a large force of American carrier-borne Details of this attach were not Jap Advance in China In the Chinese the anese advancing from the north and south on the vital defense center of capital of on Page Enroute With Oct. 13-(JP) John W. Bricker's special train loafed through southern Oregon today while the Republican vice presidential nominee stacked oratorical ammunition for the greatest venture of his western campaign - the invasion of Only three brief platform speeches Grants Pass and on the day's The rest of the time the Ohio governor spent on the draft of another major to be given tomorrow night at San The San Francisco to be broadcast at 8:30 p. War over a Mutual Pacific coast Tech. Sgt. Robert Bell of who was seriously wounded in France on September 23, died the following September 24. as the result of his his Mr. and Mrs. Neil R. Bell of have been Sgt. Bell was born in Pa. on July 15, 1919, and attended schools in Kane and Oil City before moving to He was employed here by a building Enlisting in the infantry in Olean on October 8, 1940, he received training at Camp and Fort S. before going He arrived in England in June of this Survivors besides his include one a member of the Women's Army Memorial services will be held in tha Barron on October 15, at 3 p. m. The Rev. E. J. pastor of the will inaugurate a six-day drive for California's prize block of I East Grove Methodist will j 25 electoral 1 Corp. G. New in French Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Harry of Bradford R. D. 3, received word yesterday from their Corp George who was previously reported as missing in he has been wounded and is now a patient in a hospital in Corporal Andrews was reported missing in action as of August 29 I in a War Department telegram by his parents on September 25. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews received 1 the Purple Heart which poral Andrews s presented fc his I Stat with a Corporal Andrews L entered the service in j 1943, landing in He has I been in France since 1.