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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania Good Evening Not only does beauty but it leaves a record upon the face as to what became of it THE CHARLEROI MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Rain beginning in west portion this afternoon or evening rain tonight and Thursday with mild temperature VOLUME 156 CHARLEROI WASHINGTON COUNTY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6 1944 FOUR CENTS RAMS OVER SAAR AT POINTS Industry Told It Must Secure More Workers Challenge Thrown At American Industry By Nation's Top ers Spearheaded By Lt Gen Somervell WEAPONS PROGRAMS LAGGING Dec The nation's top leaders in the war effort spearheaded by Lt Con B the urgent challenge to American industry today that it must mobilize more manpower im- mediately to provide more and more weapons for quicker general oj the Army Service in he termed most important speech 1 have ever told attending the War and Re- conversion Congress of American in- dustry that more are needed now Lo bring the lagging and weapons program up to schedule Victory against Germany and he is in the balance A chairman of the War Production Board pointed to a 40 pel cent in reflected in a joint statement by Secretary of War Henry L Stimson and Secretary of Navy James V Forrestal We need more more and more of many of the secretaries statement said Although the Congress was called to co-nskler problems of day's made it plain that any return peace time manufacture was far in future The emphasis of their words was that there be greater production strides now for war before the we pons of peace even are Krug and other speak ers urged that post-war readjustment plan's not be but shelved temporarily in his Somervell said that munitions tire being used up faster in Europe and in the Pacific Theater than they aiv being that 27 per cent of the war production gram is today in the critical category and that the against ter victory in be the most expensive war ever waged It will cost a he added I fail to get this situation across to you and to these the General paid will have all in the armed forces and the 10 times that number on the home in his address to the first session Of the that the expanded production ule must Jje instituted not only to bring the war in Europe to a nut to aid in fight against Japan SCOUTS TO AID SALE OF BONDS IN THIS AREA Sixth War Loan Sales Slow Up In Charleroi Yesterday's Report Shows Total Of 1273 Bonds Sold For Sales in Sixth War slowed up considerably the current week and the in- crease over yesterday's report very Today's report for Prizes To Be Offered Troops Most Bonds In Campaign River Chin quota is and the half mark has not jet been reached although the campaign is now in the third week In other places in Washington County ihc quota has Charleroi district Scouts will aid in the sale of bonds in the Sixth War Loan campaign which is now under At a of Publicity com- held yesterday noon in the Elks Club ii was decided 10 offer awards to the troops the most bonds between December 11 and 23 The first award will be in the second and the third The prizes been arranged ally and are no I to be given by the government At meeting with man Lloyd Paul Scout Commissioner for the Charleroi was present and discussed the matter with the group was reached that the Scouts would undertake to help in the of the bonds in sale of bonds will be a special activity for the Scout group which has played a prominent part in many in helping in the war emergency It was announced last night at the meeting of Scout Committee held in the Presbyterian church that the two leading scout salesmen of the area would be presented with medaU and a wads of merit from tho Treasury Department of the United States government This includes ber of sales and total amount of bonds INDIVIDUAL SERVICE APPEAL IN BY ROTARY SPEAKER That spiritual elevation of the in- dividual reflects the collective mind of a nation and shapes the ideals of i ervice stressed today before Charleroi Rotary club by Rev Joseph Wittkofski of St Paul's Episcopal of Monongahela ard St of Charleroi was the guest of Don F and his talk was direct ind i He lauded Charleroi's and ch in- to a definite program for post planning thru service by spiritual guidance and it that 1 link- the quota can be- a days The strongest kind of support from every white collar fai and needed to help the military got around the difficult especially when victory just around thv corner More of will n i-d the war medical hospital and many other things So it is urged that all who can sibly do so buy extra mar bonds to help meet the nation's goal mid re- turn the boys to their homes out the country To S Column 2 BALMER NAMED PRESIDENT OF FIRE COMPANY Election Of Officers Held Last H J Lowstuter Again Chief The Charleroi Volunteer Fire De- held its annual election of officers last night at the fire hall in the City Building Roy Balmer was elected with Oliver Henderson as first vice president and F C second vice president Henry J Lowstuter was again ed chief Carl was named first assistant chief and H R Hoehl second assistant Trustees are Clarence Livingston and J H Ray Clyde Pox and William Koerner H R Hoehl was elected Averill P treasurer and J E reporter 14th Boy From Bentleyville Gives His All Town With Population Of Has Over 800 Boys In Armed Service Of TJ S MON CITY OFFICERS SUBDUE SOLDIERS AND CIVILIAN IN BATTLE Patrolmen Wray anil Byers of Monongahela had a tough time doing but they finally in locking up two unruly soldiers a civilian of the had been forced to en gigo in a street battle while civilian zens from aiding tha and one of the soldiers had fled during the melee later was sighted in an at 70 miles an hour through Eagle before the serviceman wrecked the found to have been at Riverview The beyond re- it had from Fifth Monongahela It is owned by Charles of 422 Chess Monongahela At the city one of the soldiers refused to give his name and he was put down The other said he was Louis Ges of Fort Ga The his name -as W of 30 E Homestead SOUP LUNCH Methodist Thursday Dee 7th 11 a m to 1 p m CHRISTMAS TREES Finest Scotch pines They last don't litter floors All sizes NOW Station across from Coyle Sees Brother With Yank Forces In News Reel At State's Show Seated last night in the State ter Robert DeSellems of North was surprised and thrilled When ic saw his brother in the news reel Pfc Henry L who has icen overseas four was tured moving Yank infantrymen a front line field position and passed very to the cameraman The theater management later gave Mr DeSellems a strip of the film on hich his bi other appeared GRAND OFFICERS OF LODGE COMING TOMORROW A great time is in store for all bers of the 1 0 0 F lodge of No they have been in- when the Grand Lodge cers visit the local organization row night to confer the Past Grand Degree All Past Grands in this district who have not received this degree are ed to attend the meeting The regular meeting under the command of Noble Grand Israel Mayer will begin at o'clock and at the crack third de- gree team will confer the degree on a class of candidates Capt George Mills urges all bers of the degree team to be on hand A splendid lunch will be served Lo top the evening's program PAY TAX MEASURE FROZEN BY HOURS Dec Congress rushed hoadon today toward its rbt test of strength with the White House since the the tion of freezing the Social roll tax at one per cent for an- other year Already sorely hurt by tary still another was ed to increasing toll today when the War Department reported to the of Capt Anthony that he w s killed in action in Germany on November 22 This is the fourteenth military death for the mining town since hostilities began Bentleyville today has over 800 men amd women in service The population is Capt the son of Mr anj Mrs Joseph Rutkowsky of Oliver Bentleyville Two Walter and Felix are in the armed forces t Anthony has been in the U S Army for years He ated from Bentleyville High School of three wounded reached Bentleyville today RUSSIANS ROLL UNCHECKED ON LAKE BALATON Thousands Of Germans Sent ing Backwards In Panic Dec Russian armored rolled the at Balaton less than TiO miles from Austrian today and Moscow dispatches j forcements were up from Italy and the Kalkans to join in a last-ditch figh southern parts of the Reich In a great of power that tens of thousands of and garian troops reeling back in panicky Soviet tanks and mechanized infantry fanned out along the eastern shores of the lake on a front of more than 20 miles and hooked around the opposite comers of the water barrier The German News Agency said a massive Russian oping attack on Budapest from the south and east was in and asserted that German counter- measures are in There was no confirmation of the enemy which said the assault opened yesterday morning in the van area cast of the Hungarian tal and on Csepel Island directly to the south Soviet formations crossed the arm of the Danube from to the river's west Transocean said Heads Into Nazi Border Fortress Of COUNCIL MEETING UNTIL NEXT WEEK New Crossings Give Gen Patton's Armor And Six To Seven Bridgeheads Across Soar River Vanguards of Marshal Feodor To 1 I ELECT OFFICERS AT GRANGE Memorial Tribute Is Paid Two Fallowfield Members YOUTH DROWNS IN RIVER Local Violinist On Radio Program Monday Grace Elaine who gave her first student recital at New York College of last Saturday will appear on the college radio broadcast over station next Monday at 5 it was ed today on her recent recital it was said young artist pave a marvelous performance in view of the fact that a particular number she played is considered one of the most difficult for violin Although she has been at the col- lege only two months she vanquished older advanced students and won thru to make the radio appearance SUPER PARTY Every Wednesday evening in the Slovak St McKean Dec drowned in the river when he fell into the water from ice along the shore Four other children playing with him escaped when the ice gave way Election of was one of the principal items of business transacted at the quarterly meeting of the County Pomona Gr nge which convened in Washington Tuesday Re- tiring Master Thomas J Walker pre- sided at the program which attended by 165 patrons representing 24 Granges Mrs J B and Ralph Robinson of Fallowfield Grange were honored in the 1 services among others who were eulogized Officers elected y Deemston Over- North R B William H As Jonathan Chestnut Rev R E Cl Henry Mrs W G North Perry To 4 MANY FROM ATTEND MEETING AT NEW BRIGHTON A total of thirteen members of the Charleroi attended the Older Boys Conference of rn vania held at Brighton over the weekend They Marvin Adams William Robert Donald Jordan Roland David Joseph Raymond Eugene Paul Wagner and Merlyn merman The delegation was in charge of W leader of the local and the trip was made by struct car and train The conference sessions wen in ing last and closed Sunday at o'clock The boys were entertained in private in New Brighton and Beaver Falls The conference sessions in the Grace Methodist the Rev G Meade a former local Methodist The local d by the Addresses were made by James p Dougal E Butler and Chaplain Lt Col Wm V chief chaplain at Deshon and the discussion sessions following each oC the addresses were lively and in many cases conclusive The theme of conference of These Seen This Morning clerk rolling his own certificates for worried malea who don't what to buy for Christmas having a hard time aging three loaves of two of coffee nd a stubborn dog on a Quorum Lacking Last Evening And Meeting Postponed To Tuesday a- t t c yi nn of uai ami probably n xt even ins John -J Hi alone WPIC on hand and -A in un- til o'clock When found Present lo with thf bo Burgess S L Sccrel ai v Virginia Solicitor H K Stahlman Street Supt Ralph Arrigo and Health Officer M Hill It from North Charleroi borough were also on hand as well T D Dr F S of the terian church and representatives 01 1 latter briefly willi of- the of obtaining the auditorium for a district which had been originally for the church Council's meeting for next week was not fixed but will probably be an- before the week Trere was an indication given however it would on next night KNOCK NEW HOLES IN SAAR DEFENSE 1 Dec Tho striking along a mile front it the central gateway to the the Saar lour and five more of and into trif of the man border ncn Lt S armor and infantry to seven bridgeheads across Haur between Saarbrucken nnd miles to the and Chattered the last natural line in the rich Saar basin repair The Third Army took over the main brunl of ihc winter offensive as other American to the north sparred with the in minor on the Cologne plain ami the Sixth Army group to the punche dto within of heart of the German pocket on the Al.jaciun plain Front reports that the have knocked out German of full-scale div the ffitt three alone of the winter offensive Division knocked the now holes in Germany's Saar line un- der cover of darkness early pushing across thu stream in boats at four a two and a half mile front be- tween Merxiw and Praise Brownsville Record Bond Buying At Theatre Premiere Pa Dec dm -i to all the -e things said Hi o A ville and iu is the loud fast Saar river yesterday German small arm a picked the night with a hail oi but the leached bank and curved out assigned bridgeheads Farther in Ihc Merzig urea units of the 10th Division alno slipped across the Saar in small patrol but was no indication whether later were in strength tir withdrew men of the Division won their second bridgehead on the on all battle by thj report of in that district's Sixth War Loan prcmiaie Mon at Plaza theater south of where they a mile beyond stream Other units of exploiting initial Saar bridgehead in lautern reported wedging th t id I tlie into outposts of the Siegfried line than a mile and a half beyond county or of was Heavier On Loss At Gordon Home Fayette County Probation Officer William E Gladd stated yesterday that 12 ranging in age from 9 to 15 have admitted vandalizing the Belle Vornon home and office of Dr J W a major in the Army Medical and causing damage estimated at The boys were released in the tody of their parents pending a ing before Judge S John Morrow of the County Juvenile Court Gladd reported that Dr who has been on duty in North returned home when apprised of the acts of and ed him with a of damages and de- articles Japan In New Threat Against Lives Of Captured U S Airmen realized in the sale of War for and show For this alons the good people of chased tickets in the form of War Bonds for an average of and vf then we don't know is There a total of ad- for the purchase of Bonds and for the purchase by in- of other Bonds and societies of the district bought and Corporations 000 making the grand total of Brownsville certainly the and ville please copy Broadcast Claims Japanese Have Made Reply To Formal Inquiries United smarting under impact of mounting Superfortress raids on uttered a veiled new threat today t the lives of captured American Radio Tokyo said in to in- the of air had made it clear that she would hoM responsible in- law those enemy airmen who are found to have breached hed practices of It was on the self same grounds of of established practices of that Japan tried and ed of the fliers who pated in the raid ted by Lt H on Tokyo April 1042 A Tokyo by the official Japanese Domei agency said Japan replied officially last Friday Kh the legation to ies received from the United States government Sept 26 Britain Sept 6 No reason was given for the delay of nearly three months an wering inquiries of the reply were said to have been disclosed today by Sadao of the Board of at a press in PAPER COLLECTION WILL BE FINISHED HERE THIS WEEKEND The Boy Scouts of Charleroi will conclude their paper collection here Saturday The portion of Charleroi between Sixth street and the north borough line will be canvassed Saturday and the bundles of paper which are placed at the curbs be picked up by the scouts Trucks will be loaned for the ion and adult leaders will assist the boys in the work of collecting the paper Last week a portion of all of Maple View and North Charleroi were canvassed and paper col- the town the were mopping up the enemy To the the ment of Maj Gen Paul W Baade's Division slashed ahead miles into the of the French fortress town of on thu German border 10 miles below Former Bentleyville Chief Is With Patton Edward Snyder formor chief of police at is a first tenant General Patton's ed forces in it was learned today He was commissioned after the officers course Ft and promoted to first ANOTHER GARAGE IS LOOTED BY GANG OF BLACK MARKET THUGS An garage was of tcola and other accessories valued at more credence to -a theory that a gang is preying district garages and service stations in order to supply the black market with loot Latest victim of me is the Lazzari Motors situated the East end of the river bridge in Forward Allegheny opposite William F the said that he by Allegheny County to whom he re- ported the that his place had been the twenty-second ently by the same in recen months Gar go ies in age in lower Main street therp broken into on the night of November Fredericktown and other Monongahela Valley in weeks indicate the is operating in Washington the market with gasoline tools not tires and CEMETERY WREATHS and up BIG PARTY At Italian Corner Eighth and Lookout every Something
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