Clearfield Progress, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1942, Clearfield, Pennsylvania VOLUME XXXVi April MUM April SUlM i U OM Attune today by UM Navy wM Itel UM the Navy i U. 8. WM and the April 3 QMM MM people UM Uwt form which Java and t termed In- to tor take part ta UM at the N. April ta a dynamite for a UBM today part of the plant M NVM ta bat Utta UMl UM hail been April erder all not already lt WM lea ta rader be- ef Office ef aad the to to retell CLEARFIELD PROGRESS te For THE CLEARFIELD FRIDAY APRIL 3, 1942 NUMBER 80 ALLIED BURMA DEFENSE IS CRACKING BATTLE RAGING AROUND LENINGRAD The War Today Don't Parget That The Have A Good Too ARE MOPPED UP By MACKENZIE I Wide World Wmr Analyst i With the swelling of the bloody battle along the great Russo-German 1 and intensification of Hitler's for offensive operations which may cut in several we are told by reliable sources in Washington to expect the all-out zi U-boat drive which this column many weeks It's estimated that the Nazis will let loose in the Atlantic a submarine pack of anything up to The pose of this assault is to prevent the United States from ing to and especially to the equipment which is sorely needed to meet Hitler's land and air The unwelcome fact is that we now are piling up equipment which we cannot move because I of the immediate lack of Hitler Is sinking on Page 2) the Future NAVY OFFICER TO DEATH and frequent It WM If UM term ef a to UM name H WM April A. of be- fore UM In today that Oil to stop to Orrman and Halloa m Month aatU Mo was aa the to on Page 4) Pu April kinson 23-year-old Navy petty officer was robbed shut to death early today on an County highway where he and his fiancee parked in Wilkinson's District Attorney Wayne said Wilkinson's Ruby Eastman of Harbor told tall man clad in boots and plaid lumber held up and shot him as she fled to the safety of a friend's home where Wilkinson and the girl had been a few minutes shots the gnl were fired I .it hei .is she ran said Miss Eastman related 1 he and who war uled to to Navy duty on a de- had attended a pai ty for him last night and lain the home of Mi and Arthur Ferris on Law about 10 miles east of Erie and 1 miles south of Route 20. Indian Leaders Wrangle Over British Chiang Urges They Be Accepted DARWIN BOMBED AGAIN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Grave new reverses marked the Allied defense of Burma today as British headquarters acknowledged that the Japanese had cracked the right wing anchor at key to Burma's vital oil fields but the news from the Philippines was more On Bataan Jonathan M. wright's American and Filipino ers were officially reported mopping up pocketed Japanese units which yesterday burst through the main line in two heavy The War Department said considerable of Japanese got through only to be trapped as U. S. troops fiercely and sealed the With Japanese invasion ing from next-door leaders of India's millions still wrangled terly over the British proposal to grant India self-rule after the war in return for fighting Chinese Generalissimo Chiang advocate of war collaboration between and India's was said to have intervened m the urging India accept the British the situation was cal at both ends of the Two long lines of Japanese enemy aliens draw up in formation for inspection at Fort and take a careful look at the concentration camp tents that will be their homes for the The one of the first of its was shot from the rear because faces of interned aliens are no longer permitted to be by U. S. 10 SIATE G. 0, P. ese defense line guarding the mese oil a major source on Page 4) Attorney Thomson Leads Warm Discussion of Hot April 3, General Edward seeking the Republican nomination for declared today his tack is moving forward in dance with and that he has no intention of drawing from the The retired former commander of Pennsylvania's 28lh Division gave that answer to a Philadelphia news paper report that a drive had been launched to tary of Banking John C. as the Republican organization date in place of General hasn't even been suggested to me that I withdraw in favor of said General weeks ago I offered to withdraw in the in- terest of harmony but that offer was lines were formed 10 days ago and the attack is moving for- ward in accordance with I am particularly gratified at the large number of parents of soldiers in the observers to the greatest industrial j field who are calling me and effort in four members of voiced their belief today that the United States is winning the battle of BELIEVE U. S. IS OF April 3, From ringside seats as privileged AND I MEAN FIRE FORT A group of soldiers were holding machine gun intoned the Just then Ann movie oomph girl who was the walked Tracer landing far wide of the started a grass fire which swept 10 yards before being Japs Press Closer to India ing me their General Martin came to his hometown conferring the past two davs with Western They based that belief upon j Pennsylvania Republicans in The Philadelphia Inquirer said yesterday the drive was started reports that Lt. Governor Samuel S. Lewis and Commissioner G. Grabill Diehm of Lancaster County might from the on Page 2) information obtained j in closed House Military and Naval Committee sessions from Navy War Production Chief Donald Undersecretary of War and high-ranking Army and Navy on Page 2) THREE KILLED IN TAT Runaway Barrage Balloon Settles On Allegheny Mountain Near Huntingdon of Japanese protected by at least 12 have landed at the Burmese port of from India's border 300 miles from cutta on the above The Japanese recently on the Andaman only 800 miles the British evacuated the April 3. runaway barrage balloon which snapped three power lines and led a crew of airdock workers on a 300- mile chase in two states be- fore settling placidly on an mountainside was deflated day for shipment back to its Ohio A crew of Goodyear Tire ber Co employes who trailed the big bag in a bus from its dock at near finally caught up with it last night halfway up Tussey Mountain near this central Pennsylvania The balloon was found by Troy a fire as he hiked along a forest Its safety valve was open and that caused it to de- slowly and entangle its I foot cable in the Breaking from its Suffield ings in a high wind at a. m. the balloon ed due east towards It was traveling fast and twisting in the The Goodyear Company cast warnings that it was and airplane pilots were ad- vised to look out for it. Police lowed its eastward odyssey with an anxious First damage was caused when the dangling cable struck a utility company distributing circuit east ot Then before on Page 2) FORT N. April White and negro soldiers fought a bloody 15-minute battle on the ened plains of Fort Dix last night in which three men were shot to death and five others felled in a furious ex- change of The bitter outburst ended when negro and white officers on the scene and ordered the embattled white military police and negro enlisted men to cease A score of military police had been hastened to lay siege to barracks housing negro troops from which Major Woldike a fusillade of shots had a bullet over the of a fleeing negro The termed by Major post public relations the manifestation of any among different races at the flared from a dispute in a nearby amusement center over a on a Negro and white soldiers had ered as before in the Waldron Sports on Page 3) Just as the discussion was ting warm on the Fighting Apparatus in War led by Attorney Glenn the Men's Forum last night called a halt at the deadline time of 8 p. m. But it was a good country is in a very f fight for its and we must realize that much of the fighting must be done in the form of Civilian herein tire Jorney as he outlined the status our position in the to explaining the importance of apparatus in event of are fighting aggressor nations at present who may bring the war to our and currently we are fighting with our backs against the wall while we are increasing defense In stressing the danger with which we are faced as a the at- torney related his belief that it would be disastrous for a nation like ours with everything within natural to lose in this happened in France's which should not have Pointing out that Clearfield is definitely in the bombing area be- on Page 4) Germans Also Claim 36 Allied Battleships Sunk During Reds Say Nazis Killed AIR WAR INCREASES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A heavy battle of tanks and with the combat tempo with every hour that was reported raging on the Leningrad front and the Russians declared Gei man troops had been killed and huge war supplies captured in 13 days of fighting around the old czarist capital and at neighboring It was not immediately clear ther the Russians were making a jor attempt to break out of the besieged or whether the Germans were on the ing to knock out that long and bornly defended The Leningrad re- ported that Red army troops had cap- tured a fortified settlement which served as the center for several Soviet dispatches said Nazis had slain in the Leningrad fighting and at where the German 16th army on Page 7) T. B. TESTS ML APRIL 13 Dr. C. R. Medical tary of the Pennsylvania sis Society will be in County for the week of April 13. Assisted by workers of the local he will give tuberculin tests in the following high On Monday at Beccaria port and Bigler and also the Children's Home at This is the first time the tests will have been given at the but hereafter it will be done to insure that every child placed in a foster home will be free of the On April 14, Dr. U. S. Complacency Shocks Her THE WEATHER Occasional showers and colder weather RAIN Guy Cowdrick Was First To Reenlist Guy son of Mrs. Ella Cowdrick and the late Cliff Cowdrick of 209 West Fifth is the first man who served in the United States Navy during the World War to re- I enlist for service in World War ber it has now been disclosed who served on both surface and submarine craft during the la reenlisted in Ohio early He is at present ing the X-ray machine at the Great Lakes Naval Training station in Guy quit high school to enlist ing the first The and normalcy of American in wartime shocked Mrs. Francis B. wife of the high commissioner of the pictured in San Francisco after being smuggled off Corregidor past the She is the first woman to reach this country from Manila since the capital of the Philippines Shows with her is feet 15.