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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania Good Evening Look before you is an old if you are a before you THE CHARLEROI MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Clearing and colder Sunday fair slightly warmer in the VOLUME WASHINGTON DECEMBER 2. 1944 FOUR CENTS NINTH ARMY FIGHTS WAY TO JULICK Nazis Line Wilt Before Red Drive Hard-Driving Russian Troops Are Within 35 Miles Of Lake ton Rip Through German garian Defenses MORE THAN 60 TOWNS VILLAGES CAPTURED Dec. Russian troops plunged ward within miles or less of the Austrian gate at Lake Balaton through the German and defenses at a pace ened to reach that fateful ground in the next 48 All a front of more than 20 miles west and northwest of captured Pecs the Axis lines were wilting be- fore the furious Russian Berlin and Moscow dispatches the enemy was back hurriedly to the marshy southern shores of Lake where man strategists have predicted the decisive battle of Central Europe fie An unconfirmed report issued by the Yugoslav telegraph agency said Marshal Josip Tito's Partisans had crossed the frontier into Austria shout 100 miles west-northwest Of the oncoming informed ob- servers were inclined to doubt its other Red forces to the north pressed steadily in on the defenses of where the Germans ordered all civilians from the city's eastern section and began up street barricades for a stand in the ian On the western Marshal Feodor I. Third Ukrainian Army advanced as much as 15 miles captured more than 60'towns and widened its Danube bridgehead 123 miles and killed at least more enemy forces reached a ber of points 40 miles west Of the Danube and barely BO miles from the Austrian by One column captured miles north of Pecs and IVi miles east of the railway Another spearhead pushed 12 northwest of Pecs to take a highway village 15 miles of the important Kaposvar rail NAZIS DREAM OF ROCKET ASSAULT AGAINST AMERICA Dec. man Munitions and Armaments Minister Albert Speer has in- formed the Reich war production board that giant rockets will be ready firing against by the end of this the London Daily said A Stockholm dispatch to the Daily Express said Speer ed to the board on the progress of experiments with but gave no details of his threat to unleash it against the United reports have said the is a larger brother of the 50- foot which the Germans have been firing through the stratosphere at Southern land for nearly two of the weight of ranged up to 50 or 70 the majority of was To 3. SIXTH WAR LOAN SKIT MONDAY AT HIGH AUDITORIUM Public Invited Total Sales To Yesterday Reported At Monday afternoon at a skit relative to the Sixth War Loan will be given at the Senior High School to which the lic is It is reported as an ex- one will be greatly enjoyed by those The skit is sponsored by the erican Theatre and is entitled It portrays a real heart Today's for Charleroi shows a total of in bond while in district the sales have mounted to These totals die expected to be greatly ecl the week end Charleroi and the district a long way to go in order to meet the assigned but with a ed effort the quotas can be topped within a short and that permit the sales people the extra time needed to do their Christmas In the it should be re- membered that 'the bond office on Fourth Street is open each evening for the purpose of receiving reports and all workers arc asked to call at the office to turn in their This also gives opportunity .to check the cards so they may see what they accomplished as well as ing them with work 9f 17 District Selectees Inducted Into Service November Group Leaves This Week To Serve With Military Seventeen men from Local Board No. Washington left for a Pittsburgh induction center this week from which will bo pent to a training This as regular November contingent of The men were from vanous places in tie board with four of the g-i fiom Included in the group Jack Charleroi Jacob I- Spoors H. Evans Harold C. R. D. Fred R R. D. Charleroi Andrew L. Van Voorhis Alfred V. Stockdale Ross W. Ellsworth Milton E. P. Charleroi William N. William J. Nick Mike Van Voorhis David E. R. D. Mileage Rationing Record Is Required The Office of Price Administration warned all motorists today that all original and supplement applications for B and C gasoline rations must be accompanied by the registered er's Rationing The Mileage Rationing Foim No. was furnished to all car owners with their new The Mileage Rationing record is to be sub- mitted in place of the Tire Inspection All applications for gasoline should be to boards at least 10 days prior to the earliest renewal FLUE BLAZE SET FIRE TO MANTEL Charleroi firemen were called out at last evening when a de- chimney opening ignited a mantelpiece in the home of R. K. 512 Lincoln The alarm was sent in from Box at Fifth and The erty was damaged to the extent of it was reported by At the beginning of the campaign it was announced the winning bond salesman on each team would receive an award of a iud this it is believed will cause a To Chickens Join Beef On Scarce List Dec. east today ihe of ns After Dec. 11 virtually all chickens produced and processed in the Marva Peninsula and Shenandoah ley must be set ai ide for Army region normally supplies from 60 to 80 per cent of the needs of st coast The embargo is expected to in effect for at least the first three months of 1945. During that time the Army hopes to buy at least pounds a week to stave off a deficit of pounds which would have developed at the current rate of The black in the history of the producing area wts blamed by officials for the inability of the Army to meet requirements through open market Re- indicate that chicken for five and six cents above maximum ceiling The entire state of Delaware and 20 counties of and West Virginia will be affected by the Farmers Show Greatest Concern In Growing Black Pepper Shortage Three-Inch Snowfall Last Night In Greene Dec. fall from two to three inches blanketed Greene County about 10 o'clock last canting conditions that travel very all roads of the 11 XL cinder were on the main the way Department having 22 and 10 trucks at Streets in especially the steeper Mott driving over the county being done with Roscoe Sergeant Is Heart Attack Victim Dec. was re- here that Sergeant Henry son of Mrs. Huttie Parkins and husband of Josephine Parkins of died of a heart attack early Thursday He had been a camp in Texas but had recently advised members of family that he being Sergeant a former member of the faculty of the was oive of the first to leave for military Hollywood Singer Is Home For Holidays Dec. Hazel daughter of Burgess Mrs. arrived home Thursday from and will return to the film capital after the She has been on the west coast for the past 11 The local singer been employed U the RKO studios in ami has done much in helping to entertain servicemen in USO canteens nd vice in that THANKS PUBLIC FOR RESPONSE IN FUND James S. Russell Of United War Fund Appreciative Of Generous Response Chairman James S. Russell of the Allied War Fund drive for the leroi in a letter which he di- published expressed his the given the campaign by leroi He directed particular thanks to of Corning Glass Works and Pittsburgh Steel Co. which back the drive back the in an Chairman Russell's letter chairman of the United War Fiind I on behalf of my fellow members of the committee and self to extend our greatful thanks and appreciation for the fine and generous support given by you to this most worthy reaches from Elco to North Charleroi sive not only met their quota but went over the wish to state at this time that Pittsburgh Steel Company and em- ployees together with Corning Glass Works and employees were more than generous in their donations and by so doing played a big part in making the campaign a the other the the clubs and all others who helped in any I con- vey our sincere S. Charleroi AMERICANS SEEK TO ENCIRCLE FOE ON Drive Through Drenching Rains Almost To Junction At Ormoc Battles Up To Marshy Shores Of River Roer ALLIED ean forging a new trap in muddy no drove rains lo within a little moio than a of a junction that would Japanese troops in the northein tip of the Ormoc Japanese said a Japanese had landed on American at Dulac in eastern last day and was to scored great T-e indicated that none of the commando One pushing the ern side of the road be- low the Leyte river was two and a half miles southeast of Limon and 17 miles north of while the other was approaching about a mile to the east on the opposite side of tho Some 11 miles south of the enemy stronghold of units of the American Seventh division bloodily a series of suicidal Japanese charges near Tuesday and Wednesday but tropical rains generally stalemated ground American fighters bombed enemy supply dumps and communications routes around Ormoc and attacked a barge center in the Camotes Liberators dropped 40 tons of bombs on Matina on south of destroying two American planes searched without success for further Japanese ships at- tempting to reinforce the Leyte Tn 1. MISSING LOCAL LIEUTENANT NOW WAR PRISONER ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE SUNDAY C The Annual lodge of sorrow of the Benevolent Protective Order will be held row afternoon at 3 o'clock at the lodge corner Third and The is invited to The speaker for the occasion will be Rev. Ted V. pastor of a Monessen A special wartime ritualistic service be exemplified in honor of the local members who have made the reme sacrifice in the service of their Medals of Valor will be pre- sented to the families of the deceased military The Charleroi Chous will present the musical program the lodge will exemplify the regular ritualistic Kitchen Match Grow As Shortages Also Are Noted An acute shortage of black pepper in this area is causing not wives some a continuing particularly disturbed are farmers and others as they proach pork butchering Kitchen matches are also a short item due to heavier but Mr. Hoarder did Farmers are falling back on enne pepper as a it being or other tutes for the but run of these substitutes this week also created a shortage on these ly as serious in black The blame is put on the for T A house in the area used to handle tons of the stun at this time of the due to 'the of the farmers for curing but now we haven't an ounce in This source said the OPA has held the price paid to the grinders at too low a figure and consequently were not grinding The speaker said it is generally in the trade that importers have brought in large stocks of black and after a dispute OPA over prices the situation evolved this The OPA granted an increase in price be paid the but re- fused to an increase in price to be paid to the grinder by the Finally a small increase was the but there was to be no increase ift prices to the con- a imf fro Named Senior Food Agent Dec. culture Department announced the appointment of Carroll P. Washington as1 a senior food agent at CHINESE TROOPS TAKE IN BURMA Dec. 2 Chinese troops have captured the Burma road of 17 miles northeast of the Burmese t communique CEMETERY and SPECIAL PARTY at the Hill 442 Cmt ftt 7 o'clock GRAND PARTY Every Saturday Bight to it ffi Regular Meeting Of Council Next Tuesday Secretary Virginia E. Vay announced the monthly session of Charleroi council held Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in the borough HEAVIER SNOW EAST OF SAY TRUCKERS drivers from Greensburg and east of town report much heavier snow than the valley Storms raged in Somerset again piling up A six-inch blanket of snow was reported east of Seen This on the Parking Lot at 10 a. m. lady with red ad m inner red handbags in a display crew baring trouble starting RAVIOLI AND SPAGHETTI Hollow every 4fe FISH AND every 62S SPAGHETTI AND RAVIOLI Sown of nil Md MeKma ft tfl f T BOYS TO FACE JUVENILE JUDGE 8 IN GORDON HOME DAMAGE Word Received Relative To The Whereabouts Of Lieut. Neely 1 1 vij of HOI to rei a pilot in. tho Army Air mining September on a mil iion over r a in a Germ sin The lieutenant h d been a sion over South which he reluming when his bolt hit by anti-aircraft and forced down over It not for him Lo bail as he in crash landing his it w s The local soldier had been in the service since February 3. nd went overseas in July of this He celebrated hid 21-t inee going Neely received the wire is expecting to receive a letter more particulars Aithin a Greek Cabinet Members Quit After Warning Far To South Nazis Give Up ilous Bridgehead In Blow Up Three Fall Back To River Hhine ADD FIVE MILES TO RIVER SPRINGBOARD Dec. can Ninth Army fought its way ID shores of the river Roer in the two of and Julich which bar the path toward Col- and to the far south the Nazis Kave up their perilous bridgehead In blew up three bridges fell back to the east bank of the The Americans had not yet com- mopping up both and Julich but they had driven to the river shores and could look across the dy waters to the bristling array of Nazi guns and concrete on the opposite The Ninth adding five miles to ita Roer river now held a 15-mile strip of the river in its firm gnp and beat off ting Nazi armored attacks directed at the relief of Linnich from 7 miles to the Linnich and Julich are the Roer river cities in center of the ninth Roer Beyond the liver the Cologne plain where tho Germans could be seen installing heavy guns und busily preparing for- for a last ditch Cologne and 27 and 26 to the east. The Germans were slowly but ily sagging back under the punches Of Lt. Gen. William Ninth Before United War Correspondent Edward Their number increased by the ar- rest of two more 13 teen age Belle Vernon and Belle Vernon boys will face a county juvenile judge on December 8 in con- with the wanton destruction apparently over a period of several in the unoccupied home of a Belle Vernon physician now in the U. S. Army Medical Dec. 2 Four Left-wing members of the Greek inet resigned today on the heels of a warning from British Lt. Gen. Ronald Scobie that his Allied troops stood ready to enforce a government order for the demobilization and disarming of all guerrilla forces in the The explosive political precipitated by the refusal of the rival guerrilla factions to surrender their boiled over with the resignation of the four who announced they were withdrawing to avert shed and in the hope that could be The resigning members were ander minister of gelos of Ilias minister of national and Nicholas minister of public commander of all Allied forces in told the Greek ple in a last night that he would Premier George until a Greek national army can be organized and the nation can hold a free DE GAULLE ARRIVES IN MOSCOW FOR MEETING Dec. De president of the French provisional arrived in Moscow today for a series of ences with Soviet Premier Josef STATE POLICE REPORT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS State Police of the Belle Vernon said most of the maini ways ivere iced only in but that side roads were They motorists to only when neces ary and then with RAVIOLI AND SPAGHETTI Saturday and Garibaldi CEMETERY WREATHS and In Slavic Citizens Lock Dec. from 5 'til 11 35c per BIG SUPER PARTY Every Saturday French Club SU and 7 to 10 p. North Charleroi Fire Blamed On Chimney A call from Box 41 sent the North Charleroi firemen to the home of George 628 Sixth North at for a small chimney No damage it was by the The fire engine im- mediately returned to the eil into gaining control than half the baLtered the Roer river Six miles to the south men fought through after until they had won possession of most all of that section of which lies west of the one-third of the The thrust widened the hold on the west bank of Roer liver to approximately 15 miles and put advanced elements within 15 miles of 2ff To J. AREA HIT BY PLANES Dec. than Flying Fortresses and attacked three rail freight yards in the Coblenz area of today after a night sault by RAF Mosquitos on center of the German railway supply system for the southern The Amei ican heavy bombers from the Eighth Air Force were escorted by approximately 550 Thunderbolts and Mustangs as they hit the en- vital lines in the area just behind the Slight Relief From Gold Spell Tomorrow The Valley escaped a snowstorm blanketed nearby counties last night but the cold held lures of 2L The Weather Man promised rising temperatures for Added Detail On Port Allegany Expansion Of Corp. Improvement To Double Facilities For Post-War Period There was more information on the Port Allegany glass expansion job Inauguration of a sion program at Port which will double its facilities for the duction of a glass ating was announced by Pittsburgh Corning Cor- The Port Allegany now two years will be increased to meet immediate demands for the product and to provide for a postwar It was A portion of wartime output which is with has been used as the element in buoys and life rafts while still larger quantities have gone into The Port Allegany factory what resembles a bakery glass is like dough with a small quantity of pure carbon which acts like baking powder in Under extreme heat the carbon unites chemically with the glass to form bles of gas which puff up the mixture to about five times its original The resulting material has more than sealed air cells per is cellular in ture although possessing of be cut and with carpenter's Pittsburgh Js Jointly by Pittsburgh Glass and tte CHasS
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