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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - October 27, 1944, Bradford, Pennsylvania Partly cloudy and quite temperatures on Last 67 NO. 307. 1877) r Oldest Newspaper In toe Rich Bradford Oil Field Published Morning Except Sunday The That's Heal In the Home FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 1944 ASSOCIATED FOUR CENTS Losses Mount V. S. Carrier Princeton Lost in Philippine Battle THE ATTACK engagement between American Japanese forces in the waters about the the light carrier Princeton was to seven the of U. S. carriers Land-based and left her badly Her magazines exploded and she had to be sunk by American The vessel's captain and 1,360 of her officers and men were Official V. S. Navy Soviets Sweep Down From Carpathian Heights Overrun Two-Thirds Annexed Czech Prov F. R. Forster Dies at Home of Heart Ailment In East Northern Hungary Sept. 26.-(AP)-Russian sweeping down out of the Carpathian mountains in an offensive has overrun two-thirds of today captured chief communications center of the Stalin announced tonight in an order of the 2 Armies Near Junction Col. Gen. Ivan Fourth Ukraine army punched ahead 16 miles in taking and reached a point only 38 miles from a junction with Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky's Second Ukraine army units pushing up through northeastern Hungary in an effort to trap large numbers of trie In East northern and at only 50 miles southeast of Hungarian other Russian forces were reported Reflecting the seriousness with which Berlin views the steady Russian the Germans announced that Col. Gen Heinz chief of the general had been entrusted with supreme command on the eastern front A Stockholm dispatch said that the crippled German battleship Tirpitz had been moved from its anchorage at because of the Russian advance and taken temporary refuge near nearly 100 miles farther down the journal Oil Had Been in 111 He Three Was I Japs So Make Only 62 V. S. Ships 78) Sunk The Associated The Japanese today reduced their claims of American losses in the naval battle of the saying they totalled 62 Yesterday they claimed 78 Ah Imperial Headquarters compilation broadcast by Domei News Agency and picked up by the Federal Communications Commission claimed the sinking of 28 including two three one five transports and 17 large landing The report asserted 34 other vessels were set damaged or FDR Carries His Drive to Philadelphia Jap Cl inser U.S. Bombers Leyte Invasion Forces Forge Solid 40-Mile East Coast Front by 15 Towns Mil I Richardson 69, a resident of this for the past 47 died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at 54 Walker Death I from coronary He had been in 111 health for tie past three Mr. Forster was born in Pl m Aug. 7, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis He received his elementary education in and N. and ws graduated from Cornell and the Rochester N. Y. A WH known figure in the oil Mr. Forster was an execute the Journal Oil company of at the time of his Ifc Forster was a member of the Word the Pennhills Bradford No. 749, P. & He attended the Church of k Ascension of this 2k Mrs. Loretta Hanley preceded him in death in Surviving are one Dale E and one grandad Dale Forster both of formerly of San Several nieces and nephews services will be held at 11:30 o'clock from 54 Walker The S. pastor of Church of the will Interment will be in the Talks at 9 to 9:30 p. Over CBS and Mutual Chicag Speaks Norwegian fit N. Y. cemetery neral arrangements are under Section of the J. a. Still J at nan Downfall Oct. 26. mil confer Nov. 2-4 m French city of only niles irom the Spanish to upon the best methods Generalissimo Franca Franco's Falangist Re- headquarters here said A Paris dispatch disclosed to the first time since the of the clashes along the frontier a France has taken Franco Meredit Dr. W. Archbishop of Dies Oct. 26.-Dr. William Archbishop of Canterbury and primate of all a friend of labor liberal views frequently made him a center of died today two and a half years after his The 63-year-old who was Archbishop of second highest in the Church of from 1929 until 1942, a heart attack in his hotel suite at near where he had gone for treatment of Dr. Temple was enthroned as 98th Archbishop of Canterbury Apr. 23, 1942, succeeding Dr. Cosmo Gordon theri 78, who retired to make way for a younger The son of a former Archbishop of only son of an Archbishop of Canterbury ever to hold the position Temple was among England's most popular By WILLIAM T. PEACOCK Associated Press Staff Writer President Roosevelt swings today into intensive home stretch campaigning expected to keep him on the road much of the time from now until the voters choose between him and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey 10 days Tonight he speaks in Shibe Baseball the address will be heard from 9 to 9:30 p. mM Eastern War over CBS and From the President will travel a road Dewey already has paced to Chicago and address a rally at Soldier Field tomorrow the Associated General MacArthur's Oct. 27.-(IP) Liberator bombers expanded Japan's greatest naval disaster by damaging a light cruiser In the Mindanao sea as invasion forces on Leyte forged a solid 40-mile east coast overrunning 11 more headquarters announced Hit in The cruiser through whipped enemy after being penetrating to the Leyte shore The Mindanao sea was traversed by the southern half of a naval squeeze the Japanese unsuccessfully strove to clamp on The sea leads into Surigao The 40-mile juncture was achieved by the 10th and 24th Army Towns taken included bypassed whose airfield was seized and the inland highway junction of both in the southern The junction was established on the eastern coast of south of 40 Miles Under Control now control the eastern coastal sector of Leyte from the northern end of San Juanico strait to a distance of 40 said Elements of the First Cavalry which seized the southern shores of Samar across the repulsed a small enemy Undated Naval the Associated Japanese naval losses in the three actions in Philippine as compiled from American communiques and a first-hand account of one of the are as Probably Sunk Sunk Damaged Total Carriers 2 1 0 3 Battleships 2 2 6 10 Cruisers 5 0 4 9 3 0 lx 4 Total 3 11 26 destroyers damaged in one of the actions cannot be included in the total since the exact number was not specified in the Complete Total Expected To Exceed Jap Disaster Off Guadalcanal in 1942 Incomplete Returns List 2 Jap Carriers Cruisers British Troops By-Pass Stronghold of Tilburg Threaten Encircle City on Left Flank of Blazing 15-Mile Fresh Landings On South Beveland Islands by Canadians L r Nov. 26.-(AP)-British troops in a lightning stab through wobbling German defenses the enemy stronghold of Tilburg in southern Holland threatening to the city on the left flank of a blazing 15-mile while the German radio reported landings by Canadian forces on South Beveland tin the Schelde estuary northwest of across the Hertogenbosch highway and armored vanguards of Lt. Gen. j Sir Miles C. Dempsey's Second Brit- Destroyers Two Battleships Probably 12 Others Damaged U. S. Pacific Fleet Pearl Oct. 26 sunk Attacks Made In Pacific Area Japs Believed His campaign plans after that j counterattack at have not been disclosed but he is expected to visit possibly and is down for an election eve speech at n. y. As the President made ready for his he was praised in a statement by Secretary of State Hull as a equipped by nature on Page s Bu To Plav Oct. Just just placed on an status Mi the war plav the eaten u Army 240,000 70,000 Tanks Produced in U.S. Oct. 26.-(ff)-American factories have turned out 240,-000 airplanes and 70,000 tanks since the beginning of the war production WPB Chairman J. A. Krug announced at a news conference He said the plane production included 25,000 He disclosed that production of the Boeing Superfortress still is but said that recent changes have improved production and that manufacturers now are optimistic of meeting future Police Chief Warn School Patrol Boy Must Be Obeyed Bradford police have received several complaints this week of motorists disobeying stop orders of the Safety School Patrol The complaints state that the motorists have driven through the lines formed by the patrol boys to allow school children the right of way to cross streets Chief Edward Edmonds stated last night that he has been given several license numbers of motorists who raced through the endangering the lives of not only the patrol boys but also the youngsters crossing the This practice must the police chief Persons listed as violators will be issued summons and brought into police court for a it 4,000 NURSES NEEDED Oct. 26 - The Navy reported tonight that 4,000 nurses are needed June 30, 1945, to keep pace with the still expanding Platform Appearance By FDR at Clarksburg W. Oct. 26-(JPh-President Roosevelt will make a brief platform appearance at Clarksburg shortly after noon Sunday on his way from Chicago to Democratic National Committeeman Arthur B. Koontz announced tonight In the central section of the west of the 24th division is meeting increasing Farther in the 24th corps area the 96th division That inland highway junction town is three and a half miles west of the Catmon which were enveloped Buri Captured After sharp fighting the 7th division captured on the Buri had been bypassed as the doughboys swept northward from captured because of stiff Japanese opposition Enemy air activity against Allied shipping in San Pedro bay and the beachhead areas of again was limited to intermittent harassing These caused light casualties and the communique Antiaircraft fire shot down 39 enemy fighter patrols downed 14 more and carrier aircraft from flattops in Leyte gulf got 23. Jap Ships Attacked Remnants of the Japanese naval force defeated in Leyte gulf by Vice Adm. Thomas C. Kinkaid's Seventh fleet were kept under continual attack by Allied Thirteen additional communities were freed from the The northern coast of Leyte was secured by amphibious forces which vaulted around 20 miles of shoreline in a surprise move that virtually blocked the Japanese retreat northward from This reported by MacArthur's Thursday was matched by inland advances in the southern where the capture of apparently boxed the Japanese in the broad Leyte Kinkaid's Seventh fleet had smashed the first and possibly last major attempt by the Japanese navy to turn the tide of American ish army reached the town four miles north of as other British units slashed into the eastern outskirts of the a mile south of 'S fell at mid-day after a savage fight between British infantry and German parachute Three-fourths of 'S Hertogenbosch was in Allied hands at nightfall of the third day of Field Marshal Walter von Model's army was reported in a critical plight and its attempt to escape northward across the Maas Rhine was gravely The Nazis already had their administrative personnel out of both Tilburg and 12 miles to the and a British staff officer declared that the Tilburg garrison would have to move quickly to avoid Breda was the last that might shield a general enemy withdrawal across the Maas and Waal Rhine rivers into central The German high In reporting a new Canadian landing on South Beveland island on the north side of the Schelde said were in Thp with the To Ha on Page Raised For War Needed T. L. McDowell and Hugh A. chairman and vice chairman of the Chest announced last night that an additional has been received making the total with a balance of still to be The campaign is continuing and all divisions are asked to continue their efforts to complete the cards which they have in their seeing that they are immediately returned to Campaign 150 Main as quickly as The campaign is not officially closed and will not be closed until the goal has been Warships Left Imperial Navy Remains Factor Despite Loss Of 26 Capital Vessels Washington Oct. 26. Japanese Navy certainly is limping after its disastrous defeat in Philippine but it still remains a factor in future operations near Despite the heavy damage shown in initial reports from the conservative estimates tonight show that probably as many as 175 Japanese warships remain in fighting This is based upon that Nipponese naval strength before the Japanese fleet dared to move into the Philippines included some 200 ships of all types exclusive of submarines and a number of merchant vessels converted for use as aircraft In the mighty battle fought over the Philippines which reports still are fragmentary - at least 26 Japanese ships were put out of either sunk or Subtracting the reported or probable of four three aircraft carriers and five cruisers from best available estimates of Japanese strength a week the enemy probably has this fleet to to to 30. Destroyers and destroyer 120 to 140. These figures do not include the Japanese submarine fleet which totaled 78 craft at the beginning of the war and undetermined numbers constructed since then which may offset losses totaling 18. doomed to idleness in repair yards in the three fleet battles off the Philippines which saved Gen. Douglas MacArthur's invasion Tonight there was every indication that when the complete total is known it will exceed Nippon's previous greatest naval disaster off Guadalcanal in 1942, when 35 ships were sunk or Minimum at 27 Communiques of MacArthur j 1 A Adm. Chester W. plus a I VU 1nPfiTtt*P2ln field dispatch from Rear Adm. iUl iel placed the minimum enemy losses at 27. These admittedly incomplete returns listed 12 warships sunk two five and three three probably sunk carrier and two and 12 damaged five cruisers and one But the figure soared beyond 30 on the strength of a generalised recapitulation of result battles near the Leyte third was fought south of war correspondent today by Vice Adm. Thomas C. Kinkaid of the Seventh Kinkaid's generalization made It to give the exact 19 in Two Battles For the two battles fought off the communiques of and Nimitz listed the knockout of 19 enemy Kinkaid at Leyte told Dean Associated Press war that the Japanese sent 14 U. S. Planes in Raids On Marshalls and Yap V. 3. Pacific Fleet Pearl 2ft-OT-American air raids against the to the north of Yap the Western Japanese holdings in the northern Marianas and in the bypassed Marshalls were reported today in a Army Air Force Mitchells and Liberators and Navy Liberators and Venturas attacked and Islands in the Kuriles Monday and A 6,000-ton cargo ship was set afire south of Marine Corsairs and Army to 16 warships through straits into one battle and only six Victory Shortens War Declares Kinkaid Oct. 27-(JP)-Vice Adm. Thomas C. whose American Seventh Fleet routed a section of the Japanese Imperial today termed the action complete naval victory of great brought us that much closer to the end of the he told Ickes Invites Proposals From Oil Industry On U. S. Pact Oct. 26-(iP)-Petroleum Administrator Ickes today asked the industry to provide specific suggestions on how the proposed Anglo-American World oil agreement can be Asserting there had been concerted criticisms raised by the of the which must be ratified by the Ickes invited the Petroleum Industry War Council to present definite The representing the oil and gasoline works directly with the in meeting wartime petroleum -a cruiser and five left to flee The admiral said between 25 and 30 enemy vessels were sent down for battle off Samar island and 14 of these ships were able to Kinkaid's recapitulation would mean minimum Japanese losses of 19 and maximum losses to 26-with an unspecified number of the fleeing ships damaged and subject to continuing air All figures were not taking into account destroyers known to have been sunk but not Cruiser Damaged MacArthur added the official communique total by reporting today a light cruiser was damaged by Liberators in the Mindanao the direction which would be taken by the Japanese fleet which had moved to battle through Surigao Both enemy battleships went down off the MacArthur reported the sinking of John Reuters naval correspondent aboard Rear Adm. Barbey's flagship in Leyte gulf reported the in a traditional message to the expressed his pride and gratitude for courageous and aggressive manner in which they have done their utmost to destroy the enemy in recent fighting in the 2 U. S. Carriers Lost the American Sunday and A Corsair was lost to intense anti-aircraft fire Liberators dropped 58 tons of bombs on Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands enemy fighters intercepted but caused no damage to the Corsairs destroyed truck and barges in the northern Palau Dauntless dive bombers and Corsair fighters attacked in the Marshalls Sunday with 36 tons of 0PA Volunteer Workers on Gas Rationing Praised The local OPA announced last night that 5,623 applications for gasoline rations had been received and processed during the special filing period which ended Wednesday Applications which are now being filed will not be completed until after November 15. The processing of the completed within the short was made possible only by the volunteer services of the following the OPA Mrs. Courtney Mrs. Richard Miss Joan Mrs. Ann Miss Connie Miss Rose Ann Mrs. Helen Mrs. Elizabeth Miss Helen Beth Miss Julia Ann carriers and damage to several Miss Mrs. Lorayne Miss Mrs. Ruth J. Mrs. Hoyt Miss Helen Mrs. Benjamin Benjamin escort carriers and the Japanese continued to claim a sizeable Amei reports of war correspondents on Miss Ann Miss Carrie the spot also made clear what the Japanese navy tried and failed to It was forced to come out because of the American landings on Leyte island in the central Philippines eight days One Nipponese fleet unit of two two cruisers and four presumably from the China headed northeastward for the southern tip of Leyte A second force of four 10 cruisers and 13 destroyers came out of the central Philippines and headed for the northern end Qf They planned to converge on the eastern side of the island Miss Mary Alice Stan and William REFUSES TO DISMISS SUIT Oct. 26 Judge Nelson McVicar today refused to dismiss a suit filed in behalf of 1,400 shipbuilding employes of the seeking an accounting of in union dues and assessments allegedly paid to an and Steamfitters on Page ROBERT 95 Oct. 26.-(ff)-One of Mercer county's oldest Robert 95, yesterday at his home in Fairview * -
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