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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania Good Evening Success may be under the next layer of even if it isn't the is fine THE MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Snow flurries and colder night Sunday continued cold with snow VOLUME 159 WASHINGTON DECEMBER 1944 FOUR CENTS YANKS PLUNGE DEEPER INTO SIEGFRIED Seto Naikai Area Of Japan Hit By Bombers May Have Sought Fleet At Kure Naval Base Second Sortie Over Tokyo ed By Raid On The Seto Naikai Coastal Area Of- Japan I NUISANCE RAIDS I MADE OVER TOKYO Dec. 9 American raided the Seto Naikai coastal area of tral Japan for more than an hour Radio Tokyo touching off speculation that the giant bombers may have sought out the Japanese fleet at the Kure Naval Tokyo also said lone for the third straight day made two nuisance attacks on the Japanese tal itself during the Only during the first at 3 a. m. p. m. were any few the broadcast The second sortie over Tokyo at a. m. was followed long on the Seto Naikai coastal Tokyo The broadcast did not how many participated or whether any bombs were Seto or flows between the main Japanese home lands of SHikoku and The Kure naval base lies on the southeast coast of The Japanese broadcast said that the attacks on Tokyo a very small number of night and is indicative of the fact that they are aimed at a war of Dec. Navy of which hit Two Island midway between and Tokyo yesterday met little it was and were certain a percentage of bombs landed in the target Returning pilots said there not a enemy in the skies and that they encountered only meager and inaccurate anti-aircraft Walter Kelly of command pilot of one of the last over said he saw the first 10 bombs of his string explode on the target as he peered through a break inr the certain that 160 heavy bombs hit the target number two Jap he Kelly flew 52 from British and African baizes before com here with a Superfort and he part in the first over REPORT LOCAL SOLDIER HAS BEEN WOUNDED PFC Meno Wounded In Action In France November Wire Reveals A wire has been received by Mrs. Mary 205 Third revealing that her Private First Class Steve was slightly wounded in The wire from the War Department to inform you your son Pfc. Steve Meno was slightly wounded in action the 24th of in France and is also receiving a Purple Another Sergeant Michael who was stationed in France has also been wounded and is retiring in a hospital in Another Private Alex is stationed in Camp N. C. and is coming home on a three day He is expecting to be shipped out Private Nick Borch has arrived safely somewhere in GERMANS ADMIT VAC CAPTURED BY RED FORCES Key Defense Center Is Lost Step Up Pressure Dec. Josef Stalin announced today that the Red Army had through the German lines northeast of advanced 37 miles on a 75 and reached the Danube above the Hungarian FOUR KILLED BY GERMAN Dec. 9 Four persons were and a number in- jured when a ished four houses im a South England disclosed A number of persons were believed to been trapped the debris of the The Air and Home Ministers time announced that during the 24- hour period ending at today ing bombs landed in Southern and some and Dec. man army today acknowledged the loss of transport and defense center on the Danube 16 miles north of to Soviet forces swiftly the Hungarian capital on three A Berlin broadcast said the Red army stepped up its pressure the breach area north of and after fierce fighting Vac fell into Soviet Vac lies on the elbow of the Danube due north of Budapest where the river swings down toward the It controls the trunk transport lines north of which are on the east side of the As the Russians rolled up the Nazi flanks north and southwest of the Ankara radio said all civil and military authorities had left the A Hungarian general named Kulde was appointed military the broadcast Moscow and dispatches re- that major tank battles were raging side 'the with reinforced German and Hungarian divisions putting up a desperate but losing fight to hold open their two main lines of tion between Budapest and Four armored columns of Marshal Feodor I. Third ian Army wedged deep into the Nazi defenses between Budapest and Lake To Allenport Soldier Is Missing In Action Pfc. Joseph son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter of Allenport has been reported missing in action in France since November according to a telegram received by his Pfc. Santo was inducted into service February and was assigned to the 377th 95th Division and lias been overseas since July 1944. Pfc. Santo was home on furlough July 15. Three brothers arc in Sgt. John with an Armored Division in Andrew Santo with the Air Corps at S. and pvt. Frank Santo with the Air Corps in Pfc. Santo is a former employe of the Allenport mill of the Pittsburgh Steel PITTSBURGH FREE OF SMOG FINALLY Dec. Pittsburgh was today for the first time in nearly a week and the Weather Bureau reported good bility ranging over a wide RAVIOLI AND SPAGHETTI Hollow every 45c per 265t2p CHRISTMAS TREES Finest Scotch They last don't litter AIV sizes Service Station across from Coyle 15614' RADIO SHOW Dec. 10. See them m Wilma Jerry and the Chasers at Third 8 45 Hold Connellsville Man In Roscoe Death Shortly after he had entered a plea o manslaughter in the death of Mrs. Simon was held re- sponsible for the death of the fatality occurred a car Layman had stolen from a street in crashed near Poplar Grove into another machine operated by E. Mrs. death was due to a fractured She was with her husband in the Hojara 13 Japanese Admirals Die In S. Pacific United The deaths of 13 Japanese admirals in actions along the South were Announced by quarters of the Yokosuka naval Japan's largest home The transmitted by tihe Japanese Domei Agency and re- corded by did not dates of death but it could be assumed the officers were Oct. 4 on that date Yokosuka ed the deaths of seven other admirals in previous Among the 13 dead listed by Domei wag Vite Admiral Hideo former chief of Navy press section and a key figure in Japanese propaganda Others Vice Admirals hisa Ito and Rear Admirals Rinzo Saburo Migi Oka and Masayasu and Surean Read Admiral Yokichi WEEKEND SNOW AND COLDER FOR VALLEY You'll be glad to by the fireside over the weather man said in ghoulish glee flurries wiH fall tonight and The temperature begin falling tonight and it will be right smart New England weather by morrow If you like it your weather is METHODISTS PLANNING CRUSADE FOR CHRIST CAMPAIGN ON SUNDAY Dec. has been set apart by the members of the Methodist Church of as for The Methodist Church at large is engaged during the month of December in raising a fund of to be used in World Relief and Reconstruction in those countries where the war has caused destruction of church property and also caused untold suffering among millions of their this to be done when hostilities shall The local church has set apart the coming Sabbath in which to canvass its members and secure their sub- and gifts for their share of this Under the direction of a of which the pastor is Sunday afternoon has been en for that The canvassers will meet at the church at for and will set out on their work two GERMANS PLAN GREAT WINTER ROCKET RAIDS Claim Rockets Will Be Fired From Danish Bases WAR PLANTS JAPAN DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKE Severity Of Tremor Admitted By Japs Osaka Area Damaged Advance Scored After Smashing Counter Attack Postponed Meeting Of Council On Tuesday postponed meeting of Charleroi council will be 8 o'clock next Tuesday evening m the it was announced of a quorum scheduled date for the mede postponement Dec. don Daily Mail dispatch from holm said today that the Germans were for a great Winter rocket offensive from Norwegian and Danish possibly with which to be ready for use against New York by the end of this The quoting ob- and Norwegian underground said the Germans were ding famous skiing slopes The main it apparently were being atop foot Mt. highest mountain in ern but others were con- on heights as to the and north as Bergen and perhaps The dispatch theorized that since height was not required for the launching of V-l robot bombs and V2 the bases have been designed for launching Only last Swedish sources said Munitions Minister ceit had reported that be- a capable of ping the would be ready for against New York City by the end of Only German citizens connected with the TODT construction tions were being used to build the the Mail Scores of square miles around each base have been cordoned off and are patrolled day and it United The Japanese acknowledged for the time the of the ripped across central Japan Thursday afternoon and ed that war plants and residential areas were in the Empire's second enemy which for the past 24 hours had been minimizing the extent of the listed damage caused by tidal waves and landslides in a dozen crowded manufacturing centers extending from the edge of the Tokyo district to 240 miles to the accounts issued by the Domei News made no mention oi Tokyo itself or of the loss of life in Thursday's which observatories around the world recorded greater than the 1923 convulsion wiped out Yokohama and much of the capital and killed almost was but losses were to buildings damaged in one and on the whole not much was Domei serting that precautions already against American air raids had helped keep the The Domei recorded by FCC admitted the shock was particularly in the a factory city Second only to Tokyo in size and the port city is a vital railway and ping hub and is packed with metal and chemical Damage also was caused in the Shimizu and districts in Japan's thud largest Before the was the center of Japan's SIXTH WAR BOND SALES SLOW UP HERE YESTERDAY Only Small Increase Noted River District AMORY HOUGHTON RETURNS TO POST WITH CORNING Amory board Corn g Glass who been serving during the past year as uty Chief Administrator of the sion for Economic Affairs in has completed final details of assignment in D. and has now actively resumed his work at Corning Glass Works in The Sixth War Bond campaign slowed up in and tnt Monongahela River district only increases re- ported by the In 1649 sales raised the total of bonds bought to while in the district the total as of this morning's report 908.50. Only a Few days now remain in tht Sixth War Loan campaign and it is hoped that the quota of will be reached in by that A little extra effort on the part of the is bu bond ials in order to secure the necessary amount to the required The latent WFC leport for ington bond files and total bonds individual Panhandle total individual 419. Washington total individual 865. Only two districts in Washington have thus f r reached or their They are has subscribed 116 per or which hajs subscribed about 150 percent of its Flame Grenades And Cannon Used In Repulsing Battered Enemy Finally Retires From THIRD ARMY MASSES FOR GRAND ASSAULT BULLETIN Dec. headquarters estimated today that 132.000 German troops were captured or wounded in the first three weeks of the Allied offensive now biting into the Siegfried line in the Saar pounding the Roer river de- fenses before the Cologne Americans Thrust To Outskirts Of Ormoc BIG SUPER PARTY Every Saturday French Third St. Creit 7 to 10 p. CHRISTMAS Will bt is usual at 702 for Threaten To Roll Up Rear Of Enemy Forces On Leyte Island Allied Dec. The American 77th Division thrust into the of last sizeable Japanese port on today in a drive threatening to roll up the rear of enemy forces ing to the last man against a frontal assault nearly 20 to the The division overran Camp an old American military camp ing back to the Spanish-American on the outskirts of Ormoc a three-mile advance from the beachhead they had carved out only 24 hours earlier in a surprise The speed of the advance indicated that the Japanese off balance by the amphibious be to ancc to prevent the speedy fall of their main supply end forcement Tokyo claimed that ese ground aided by paratroops have the can airfield at than nine miles behind the American lines on It also the Americans landed south of Ormoc and claimed that Japanese planes had sunk nine American ships and aged six others the east and west coasts of Six other American divisions sent the all-out offensive on Leyte into its third day by further tightening their strangle hold from the southeast and south on to Japanese into pockets in the northwest corner of the Central Philippines The Seventh In a personal letter of to Mr. Leo T. Administrator of the Foreign Economic Administration with diction over the recently In a letter I have ust received from Phil Reed General Electric who served in London as chief of the advising me of lis decision to return to private was distressed to learn that you made a similar decision and that therefore we could not look forward to your stepping into Phil's place and carrying on the work of the Mission for Economic Affairs in London which has been so ably directed by the team of Reed and To A Column FLYING FORTS HIT RAILYARDS Dec. 9 More than 400 Flying escorted by about 275 Mustangs and attacked railyards an fieW in the Stuttgart area of The and all of the Air attacked the installations around Stuttgart 30th visually and by British Lancaster bombers and fire fighters also were en route to Germany apparently in a resumption of the offensive Against the LAY DOWN STRIKE NEW WRINKLE HERE While out-of-state workers on a gas line attempted to complete work on a McKean avenue job this Rudy one of the striking workers of the Manufacturers Gas Co. created a new wrinkle in suspensions by a down While four workers tried to com- plete the got into the excavation and laid The work was halted temporarily until lice ordered Buchta out of the tion and permitted the out-of-state men to go ahead with their RAVIOLI AND SPAGHETTI French Lock Saturday night 5 'til Price GRAND PARTY Every to et 020 Dec. infantry knocked out 12 fended with grenades and cannon and leeper into the maze of Siegfried defenses northwest of today after smashing the stronger vierman yet of the Saar Some GOO Ger mans with 11 tanks stabbed back iht two and miles northwest of and six miles inside the Saar a a. m. The battle sway jrl back and forth through the street and houses of the town for more thai LO but the battered withdrew at 5 p. m. merits of Lt. S. Third Army massed strength siege arc for a grand n industrial he Saar and the icw beachheads across the Saar rive German resistance was a along the line as the Third Army b leeper into the vital Saar which supplies the hungry Germa machine with 10 per cent iron and and six per cent of i One big iron and steel worl already has been seized by the Amer cans at On the Third Army's eastern flan Gen. Alexander M. ican Seventh Army swung north tvi miles through the eastern tip i France to within six and a half mill of the German border a dozen or mo miles northeast of Sarre on the Rhine river nil miles northeast of al fell to the Seventh while oth elements farther south teamed Tu 0. Ben Suddenly Becomes Youngest Pilot Captain Benjamin F. considers himself the est pilot on the Monongahela In taking the oath in the office of the collector of customs at Pittsburgh as master of the steamer he stated that he was born at ruary 1944. He inadvertenly inserted the figures of the current instead of the year in which he was he look the oath to his MEMORIAL RITES SET TOMORROW Christian Church Worshipers Honor Two Soldiers rites of Memoriam will held tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock ths First Christian church for service Sergeant and Raymond who ha given their lives in the service of thi The public is invited to La e at t Seen This Morning washing at 8 a. m. neons for Fallowfield nue celery from a Florida cier to an old Charleroi CEMETERY WREATHS and GAY FLOWER TRIMMED HATS And winter HAT SPAGHETTI AND RAVIOLI Sons of 7th St. and McKean every Saturday 5 p. til 1 IGNORE CANVASSERS FOR Gl GIFT CASH There arc no for Christmas gift cash in Charleroi anywhere in the it today following that confidence men work such a game Give money to anyone solicit war bond gifts for serY men or charity lice But you should call authorities RAVIOLI AND SPAGHETTI Saturday and SM SPECIAL PARTY Sunday night at the Palish H 342 Crest at 7 M CHRISTMAS TREES bs as usual at 702 MeK Watch d
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