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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania Good Evening The ignorance that is bliss is the ignorance of the man who thinks that he knows it THE MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Continued warmer with j Somewhat cooler Friday partly cloudy and VOLUME 63 WASHINGTON AUGUST 1944 FOUR CENTS ALL BEACHHEADS LINKED IN f f f T T T T T Armored Forces Closing In Thunder Of Guns Heard On Streets Of Claim Last Important Natural Barriers Have Been ans Capture Race Ahead AMERICANS ASTRIDE TOURS TRUNK LINE SUPREME Aug. ar- mored closing on Paris with blinding speed and smashed through the German battle screen less than 32 miles southwest of the old French capital today and split all France with a second thrust to the that captured the strategic way center of Rampaging American tanks and mechanized infantry columns tore the German lines to shreds all along the approaches to Paris and unconfirmed enemy reports said the thunder of their big guns could be heard in the streets of the The last important natural defenses ban ing the western roads to Paris were breached and official sources in- the city was now at the mercy of the onrushing Yankee The Americans stormed and cap- tured Dreux and 39 miles west and miles southwest of early today and raced on to plant their battle flags on the cast banks of the Eure and latter 32 miles southwest of the another powerful Doughboy column swept down on the Loire seized Chateaudun and St. Calais on to take the way hub of 70 miles southwest of The fall of Orleans put the cans the main trunk railway lines from Bordeaux and the Spanish border and at a single blow cut ofT the German armies of the north from all direct communication with their supply and reserve bases in southwestern United Press War Correspondents Henry T. Gorrell and Robert C. riding eastward with the American tank reported that re- treating Germans were blowing up roads and bridges they fell leaving smull suicide squads in their wake in a futile attempt to stem the tide of American Chartres itself fell after a brief but bloody fight with one band of crack Nazi troops that Miller described as To I DEWEY HITS AT POWER POLITICS IN LEAGUE TALK Attention Centers On Coming World Security Meet Of Big Three Aug. Secretary of State Hull said today that he hopes the preliminary international security talks which start here next week be followed this fall by a full-dress United Nations conference to formulate a inter- national Hull expressed this hope to a press conference soon after he issued a statement describing as and completely fears ed by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey that the four great powers plan to subject great and small nations to their coercive Aug. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's vigorous de- nunciation of tered new attention on the coming world security today as the United and sia prepared for talks aimed at tion of a new League of sibly after the end of the With the stun of. the discussions only five days their world-wide importance was stressed by these de- 1. the Republican tial opposed any new plan To BUCKINGHAM PALACE GROUNDS ARE DAMAGED Aug. bombs recently damaged the grounds oC Buckingham main dence of King and Queen it was revealed The itself hit at least twice during the German blitz of 19-10-41. London its straight night free of flying bombs hist but some fell in Southern England und the assault was resumed in full force against London and Southern England in daylight TREES BEING CUT AT MAPLEVIEW Growing trees caused some damage to sidewalks at nnd for that reason a number of them arc being Other trees nrc being cut back by ough Several property owners removed trees some time ngo when this tion Lately some has caused or threatened street damage and the borough look MANY MEN MAKE UP ARMY SHOW COMING TO CHARLEROI SHORTLY An aggregation of flame new defensive powered front line and a de- rail of 200 picked veterans of World War I will the Army For show which will play Charleroi on August 28 and 29. The show will appear st the leroi Stadium and is absolutely free to the More detailed information ing the program will be disclosed next the Army office at Pittsburgh Truck And House Involved In Accident Truck Driver Escape In- juries In Road Collision Damage totaling was caused yesterday afternoon in Route when a truck and automobile tried to squeeze thru a lane where there was room for only The automobile landed against a residence and caused damage but no one was State Police of North Belle Vernon barracks Esther M. of 425 Belle was ing an automobile north on Route 88 and came upon a parked eiy truck which was halted at the narrow roadside making de- Approaching from was a truck operated bj Edward P. Second The driver came thru the ance along the highway as Miss Bass attempted to drive around the parked iruck and continue The rear of the Bass car and Hatch's truck collided sending the automobile off the highway and into the residence of Ralph Damage to the house was proximately according to To 4. PRESIDENT HAS RETURNED FROM PACIFIC VISIT Seen This Morning highway seams after record heat repairs by sun dial in a ington avenue DESIGNATE LOW BID FOR NEW INFIRMARY AT CALIFORNIA S. T. C. Aug. Tpe Property nnd Supplies ment today designated us low the bid of B. L. Winner for a contract to make alterations designed to provide an in- in the north of California State U ashington Makes 15.000 Inspection Of Eastern Pacific Aug. President Roosevelt returned to the White House today from a 15.000- inspection of the Eastern openly determined that German and Japanese lands must be occupied be- fore they are allowed to Tanned and after his journey 21 states and to j Hawaii and Mr. Roosevelt made clear his Chat if the Axis partners are allowed to quit be- fore their countries are by conquering Allied forces there will be trouble He told a press and radio ence aboard his special shortly before it reached that jf the Allies fail to drive on to com- plete occupation of Germany and the next generation of mans and Japanese will be told that they really won the as the ent generation of Germans mere told after the last Pointing up the importance of his conference with top Pacific commanders at Hawaii he said one of the first items on his future agenda will be coming operations in the This remark bore out belief that he had laid plans for new and ful blows against the Japanese in his meetings with Admiral Chester To 4. NAZI SALIENT AT CUT BY RED ARMOR Greatest Tank Battle Of Soviet Slimmer Offensive In Third Day ARMY CASUALTIES IN FRANCE LISTED Aug. American army casualties during the first two months of action in Western France totaled in- wounded and Acting Secretary of War John J. McCloy announced McCloy told a news conference that even though the Normandy pocket is not completely the Germans in Northern France have suffered a defeat and they be into further Aug. sian armored forces narrowed the German wedge in their lines in the Eastern suburbs of Warsaw today as the greatest tank battle of the iet offensive continued its third straight Red army on the German flanks were revealed to have cut the Germans salient to a narrow spearhead reaching into six and one-half miles east northeast of easternmost the Russians acknowledged the loss of in their Wednesday Midnight SS Panzer grenadier units still were streaming across the Vistula from the center of in a perate effort to and widen the but the Aimy organ Red Star reported the situation was under Star said the Germans attacking uninterruptedly fresh waves of infantry entering battle almost every The suffered by the Russians since Che start of the mer offensive June offset by the Soviet break-through into Tw Severe Electrical Storm Sweeps Greene County CORNING WILL OPEN NEW BRADFORD PLANT Aug. A new employing about 200 workers for war and post-war tion will opened here soon by the Corning Glass Co. NOTE OF APPRECIATION Members of the Christian Church Service Club wish to thank nil make their Victory Sale a Dry Tavern District Suffers From Blown Fuses And Power Loss Aug. A vere electrical accompanied by a struck Greene County apparently centering its fury in the eastern tion of the Waynesburg and other nearby com- were without electric power for a short it was Farmers nnd gardeners throughout the district the fine rain which accompanied the electrical The storm was its worst in Eastern nrd at lightning struck a watt transformer of the West Penn Power one of three large trans- formers in thai located near the highway leading from to Dry As n Waynesburg and other sections of Greene County out electric power for 10 to 15 It was necessary for the power company to switch to an auxiliary line which leads into Waynesburg from Until the switch was many sections were ed without Crews were rushed at once to the Clarksville community arid began re- TO a. RUSH WORK OF RAISING PART OF SIDING STONE A crew of ten workers were ing the work of raising street stone from the Fifth street freight yards of the Pennsylvania railroad where a warehouse is shortly to be The heavy paving stone being loaded into P. R. gondola along the outer siding track which parallels the freight One track in this areaway of the railroad company will be lifted to make for the details for which not been made COTTAGE DESTROYED BY FIRE AT LYNNWOOD A cottage owned by mond Boyd was destroyed in a fire yesterday at a suburb of Belle Firemen from Belle North Belle Vernon nnd hope fought the flames believed ed by a short circuit in the front of the A Charles one of the spectators at the reportedly was bruised when brushed by n passing French Lock Saturday night 5 'til 1. Price 3oc. FRIDAY SATURDAY SPECIALS Gladioli BOc per roses 75c per Cash and JOHNSON THE NIMITZ EXPECTS REINFORCEMENTS IN PACIFIC AREA Wants To Accelerate Fighting A gains Hit Philippines United Admiral Chester W. was revealed to be expecting rein soon from the European theater to accelerate the war against Japan while American airmen struck again at the Philippines their enemy targets through the disclosure was made a press conference in Guam after a hour tour of the recaptured He the Islands as all important to the Allied campaign in the Pacific but said Japan could not be defeated by naval action alone and that bases would be needed in China to insure emphasized his belief that even if the Japanese surrendered before the homeland was the try would have to be occupied to the Allied bombers attacked south Philippines for the sixth time Monday concentrating their on docks and Liberator a steady offensive against stone to the hit the Lobota coastal tions and shipping around the Eleven enemy planes were destroyed on the and a and several loaded vessels were Air patrols stored hits and left a ton freighter transport crippled off Island south o- Allied ground troops killed an ad- 24S Japanese and captured 52 in mopping up Biak Island in Geelvink Seventh Air force bombers ed Eten arid Moen Islands in Truk Atoll Sunday other Army and Navy planes hit Ponape in Carolines and east of the JUNE NET INCOME OF P. R. R. RISES Aug. net income of Pennsylvania Railroad Company rose to from a year the rier disclosed Net income for the first six months of rose to equal to a capital com- pared with or a. share the year THEFT OF RATION COUPONS IS PROBED ns Allied Vanguards Within 10 Miles Of Cannes PLOESTI HIT BY HEAVY BOMBERS BASED IN ITALY Ten Vital Bridges Used By man Seventh Army Bombed Aug. county and federal authorities today continued their investigation into the theft of sugar and tire coupons stolen from a vault in the county courthouse in Although the robbery occurred be- tween last Friday and Dis- Attorney Claude Shattuck re- leased the information Aug. fleet of some 500 American heavy bombers in Italy attacked the Ploesti oil refineries in Romania and the in Yugoslavia while 250 Ninth Air Foice medium and light bombers smashed 10 vital bridges used by the battered German Seventh Army to retreat eastward across the Risle river from the Nor mandy Ploesti was attacked through smoke screens which hid the but fortresses over this rail and air com- center 12-5 miles southeast of reported direct hits on the airdrome and railway The 10 bridges over which retreat ing German columns struggled ward toward the Seine were bombed through a solid cloud forces of B ide fighters snd of the Eighth Air force and bombed German communication lines over a vast area from Rouen through to Reims and and back to It was the seventh heavy attack in the past 60 days on the home base for the German and was aimed at smashing the Nazi its At the big bombers attempt to choke the important which being used ly by the Germans to move supplies iTurn to THREE NEIGHBORING FAMILIES GET NEWS OF WAR CASUALTIES Aug. Three families residing within two blocks of each other here were notified by letter or War Department tele- grams yesterday that members of their households had been wounded in action in The messages were received by Mr. and Mrs. of 422 Park Mrs. James 510 Park avenue and Mrs. Ralph of 512 Park The Centers and live nest door to each A letter from cent Bozzi notified his parents that he was now in a hospital in He wrote that he winged in the like a broken collar New Registration For Local Teen Age Canteen Port Of St. Frejus cap- Nice Harbor Reported In 500 Square Miles Of Territory Is COASTAL TOWN OF CAPTURED Allied 7th Army has linked all its heads along a 50-mile front on the south coast of driven 25 liberated oOO square miles and pushed to within 10 miles of both Cannes and the French naval base of a cial communique announced At least four Ste. St. Tropez and Le five inland towns have been the communique swift advance of and French troops inland it numerous additional towns and villages Have been junction with strong air-borne units dropped far behind the enemy lines before dawn on D-day has been French and American including pouring Casualties continue exceptionally German Transocean Agency dis- patch Allied air-borne troops r broken into Cannes and engaged the nt fierce The ian Telegraph Bureau reported Berlin that the Allies had both Cannes and 17 miles to the but this appeared to be The communique disclosed that the Allies made their deepest penetration of Southern France at miles north of the liberated port of Le which lies 21 miles east of Air-borne troops captured then linked up with ground forces farther The strategic road junction towns of miles Le and Le 11 miles ther also were With the fall of St miles of the Allies won the port from Napoleon embarked for Elba in 1814. about a mile inland from St. also was The port of St. Tropez lies 12 southwest of St. while Maxime is just across a narrow from St. Disclosure that American heads already were within 10 miles of Toulon put considerably be- yond the towns named in the com- and indicated that they two miles east of One firmed report said vanguards were within six miles of German DNBf dispatch said new Allied landing attempts on either side of Toulon had been Other Allied sources reported the capture of the coastal town of four miles east of St. Allied reconnaissance fliers reported harbor was in To Page Necessary To Get Youth Off On Right Foot For School Term Teen Ape A new registration has been ordered for the Canteen beginning next it was announced by Supervisor Ralph Arrigo this The registration will be spread over of three days as to p. m. to p. m. to p. m. Regardless of whether you are now the new cards must be taken Each must be signed and the complete address This necessary due to the large number of and youths who attended ing the They must have their new cards in order for school's it was have so many names in the files now that it will be hard to erly turn all of them over to the We have found that some who attend the canteen this mer are doing so on cards other than their We can not identify all the youngsters on busy nights and have a new plan in said the After next week no person will be admitted to the Canteen unless he or she has the new registration or takes out a new think we can register all of them in a If not we will have to take more we must the new registration ready by the time school use yon in checking deportment and c. tv the eartt at will when a child behind in his There a possibility that all sters may also he photographed and their pictures attached to the new This is being given study at present the plan may he INSPECTIONS BEING MADE TO RIVER CRAFT Lieutenant H. J. Rhodes and En- sign C. Balas yesterday were Elizabeth where they began the an- inspection of the steamer gah of the Pittsburgh Coal Later they left for Coal where they inspected the steamer I. Lamont Hughes of the Illinois Steel Lieutenant E. G. Frye and L. P. were at they inspected .i ard Taylor was nt the United Bureau of Mines inspecting CRESCENT STEAMBOAT CAPTAIN ON VACATION Captain William Pickering of steamer Crescent began annual Captain standing Jm BIG SUPER At Italian Corner tnd 1 1
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