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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - March 8, 1945, Clearfield, Pennsylvania 1M will m fW VOLUME THE CLEARFIELD THURSDAY MARCH 8, 1948 NUMBER 87 RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE ADVANCING 25 MILES FROM BERLIN FUMES ALONG 125 MILE r r COBLENZ ALMOST GRASP OF YANK WEST PENNA. March 8- Russians hare driven to within 28 miles of city outflanking the of and reaching on the weit tide of the a broadcast from the ' German capital said Bulletins Mar. 8-tSt-Marshal Gregory massive new along the with the Allied drive to * Rhine in the has to within 29 miles of a German military i mid attacks are taking place I four miles of Zehden in a loop I Oder Col. Ernst I Hummer said in a and the Russians have jde two breaches in the ot the fortress of tu the Fighting was reported along ii 133-mile front along the Oder from Stettin Bay Crussen a barrage that began 4*' hours enemy said the focal of the attack was on sines of 39 miles oast with the Russians battel at the and sides of the * remained silent on tho reported offensive In the the news of such thrusts often has come first from Berlin said the all-out drive the heart of the Reich was launched a terrific sustained barrage by the heavy guns of Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov's The Indicated the Red Army striking at the east and intimated that units of the First White Russian Army had even driven beyond the city on either flank A dispatch late last night from Associated Press Eddy Gilmore in Moscow said signs pointed tonight to an launching of the all-out offensive on logical place for the first attack is Marshal Zhukov's Oder he The Russians had already the last threat to Zhukov's northern flank by powerhouse that sliced up and virtually neutralized the great port of Stettin Please Turn to Page 4) March 8.-tfP> rail and oil were struck another blow today as 1,350 American following up the RAF's 1,250-pIane night attacked seven oil plants and five switching yards handling traffic to the Rhur March 8. and Navy combat casualties since the beginning of the war have reached a total of 823,632, the two services disclosed Secretary of War Turn to Page 10) March 8-(AP)-The American First Army crossed the Rhine to the east bank last from the west the climactic battle for A dispatch from Cologne announced the First Army infantrymen spanned the quarter mile wide river against rather light opposition before the startled Germans could grasp what had AP Correspondent Wes Gallagher The surprise announcement was passed by censors at 5:55 tonight after 24 hours of security events of great importance are Roy I. Fulton New County War Finance Glenn Thomson Cited For His Outstanding Work BI onn and was que at the the U. S. PACIFIC FLEET HEAD March 8- in the line of the Japanese on Northern driven up to 500 yards in hand-to-hand combat were exploited today by three Marine divisions striving for a In a maze of pillboxes and with their backs to the the Nipponese showed no sign of collapse asi they met the all-out leatherneck drive with intense small arms and The latest push opened The fighting all that day netted only local Yesterday one 500-yard salient was won on the west side by Maj. Gen. Keller E. Rockey's Another was pushed into the Turn to Page 4) STRIP MINING BILLS CALLED UP NEXI WEEK E. Jack linger Moves o Boyce Building E. Jack well known has moved his establishment to the Boyce building it the corner of Turnpike avenue and Nichols His shop for merly occupied room at 125 East Market Mr. Unger has spent his entire adult life in the upholstering bu having learned the trade upon leaving He was employed by another upholsterer prior to opening his own shop here nearly five and was located at 208 Cherry street until the Market street room became Weather Forecast Fair tonight and Wanner Lowest tonight 1S-S5 Mar. 8-UP>- legislative proposals to regulate strip or surface coal mining in Pennsylvania will be considered by the House Mines Committee probably next We will devote a full session to consideration of nothing but strip Chairman Earl E. The meeting will be held after we have all the bills on the He said these will include the approved by the Senate this which would regulate strip or open pit mining operations in bituminous coal if there was a Woodland Soldier Recuperating In England Hospital WOODLAND - A letter dated February 7. the first since October 7, 1944, was received by Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Houser of R. from their son Foster P. In the letter which told of recent promotion from staff ser geant to technical Foster said he is now in a con hospital recovering from a head Although Houser said he had written home from another no other have been received by his Houser had been pre wounded in action ui France on August 9, but after treatment in a hospital in he was returned to active He awarded the Purple Heart for these injuries He has been serving with ths 9th Armored Infantry Battalion in the European Mar. 8-(AP)-Powerful American armies drove into the outskirts of Bonn and massed close to Coblenz today reported officially by the enemy to be within 17 miles of a junction which might trap 50,000 Germans west of the The First Army placed by the German in a 12-mile advance ai Third Blue network broadcast said the First Army was a half from and three from Godesberg where Neville umbrella in met Hitler just before the Munich conference seeking in our German resistance was paid to have with Americans racing through town after town virtually The Germans said the First Army had crossed the Ahr last water barrier between them and the Third and that Patton's tanks were through the in the Both armies had achieved breakthroughs and both were at tacking under news which Gen. Eisenhower hoped would keep the foe ignorant of their movements There was reason to expect that the trap would close witnin a matter of tearing off another 2,500 square miles of the shrinking Third Army censors passed this cryptic message new was reported officially on the Fourth Division which reached the Rhine but tanks are not yet across the The terrific breakthrough of the Fourth Armored led by white-haired Maj. Hugh Gaffey of Lt Gen. George S. Patton's former chief of covered 75 miles in 58 hours and reached the Rhine at a point specified only as area of Another column of this Third Army Di vision spurred southward from the Mayen vicinity and last was reported miles from the The First Army pressed upon Turn to Page 5) March 8-W The and swollen to a 33.4 crest by a 28-hour rainfall and ed were dropping to The two Ohio river tributaries dropped to 30.3 feet over flood this moral Ing and were falling at the rate five tenths of a foot an e weather bureau As the swirling waters reced an estimated 4,000 temporar ily homeless in the area looked forward to their abodes For the speed with which the rivers fell reflected the rapidity of work re sumption at plants shut down in expectation of flood river mines and transportation systems suffered greatest from the inunda A reported 25,000 were forced entailing heavy production Disaster relief agencies said they would maintain temporary shelters until refugees in the ma ny inundated communities returned to their U. S. Weatherman W. S. a heartening note area with a prediction that precipitation in the next 48 hours would be EIGHT TO SAVE Retiring as county war finance Glenn E. Thomson is presented a Treasury Department Thomas of manager of of the state war finance Witnessing the presentation left to P. T. R. I. new S. F. W. Mr. John T. L. E. Mr. W. Elbridge S. K. Williams and H. M. F S. A. Divisional Commander Here For Meeting Tonight The second quarterly of The Salvation Army Advisory Board will be held this evening at 6 o'clock at the Dimeling Hotel and will have as its special guest Brigadier 4. 4 the Divisional Comman or amending that measure in of Western Penna. Accompanying the Divisional Commander on this meeting will be Major William Baggs th Divisional Young People's Secretary and Major Walter Porter the Divisional Financial At the Board meeting the sublease Turn to Page 2) committee to cover anthracite as well Hewitt don't see how they could he covered in one The problems are too In soft coal you have shallow mining while in anthracite regions you have deep Hewitt also pointed out that Please Turn to Page 5) Mar. 8- Ohio River continued to rise today while Portsmouth watched to see if sandbags atop its obsolete would hold back both the Ohio and the tributary at a rate of feet sn the tig river passed 63.2 more than 13 feet above flood at This was more than a foot higher than the but the laid in a night and day struggle by 350 Ohio State and civilian had held the two rivers out except at one short Meanwhile a new wall to protect to a 77-foot stood futilely above the It will be completed the Already low-lying districts of the manufacturing city of 40.000 population were taking shelter on higher Five hundred evacuees by train to 40 miles up the where they were cared for by Turn to Page 2) Operators Dead Set Against Dime Royalty On Each Ton of Coal Roy I. Fulton has been named chairman of the County War Finance Glenn E. it was announced here last Although Mr. Fulton has been appointed by G. Ruhland state war on the an was not made until Ust night at the meeting of the Clearfield Rotary George regional and Thomas deputy manager of Region 6 of the state war finance organization came to Clearfield from Altoona yesterday to confer with the new county Active in past war loan Mr. the president of the County National will head the county organization the Seventh War Loan to open in In preparation for the drive he and P. T. Davis county bank and investment W. Elbridge Turn to Page 6) Four County Soldiers Get Bravery Awards Posthumous Award In Death of Kerr Addition Soldier Word has been received that Lt. Ralph D. husband of Mrs. Dorothy of and son of Paul R. Maurer of has been awarded the Bronze The citation reads as fol Lieutenant Ralph D. 200th Field Artillery United States For meritorious service in connection with Military operations against an armed enemy from June 8, 1944 to Sept. 14, 1944 Belgium and As Chief of Battery A. 200th F. A. Lt in the performance of his normai surveyed numerous Bat tery positions and observation The results of his work which often took him unde front line were of great value to his Battery and Battalion Turn to Page 2) RED CROSS WAR WD TOTAL IS NOW m March 8.-UP> coal a week after John L. Lewis pre sented 18 demands for a new apparently are dead set against a 10-cent-a-ton for the Lewis asked for the royalty ti build up a United Mine fund estimated at to annually for medical service and for Among operators who would discuss it there was a feeling that the royalty request extended beyond the realm of Some questioned the seriousness of the In three days of discussion between negotiating committees representing miners and operators six of the 18 demands have been including the roy The present bituminous contract expires March 31. 'The consensus among operators on the demands thus Turn to Page 2) A posthumous award of the Purple Heart has ben made to Technical Sergeant Amos who was killed while on active duty in Belgium on January 8. The presentation of the was made to his Mr. and Mrs. Amos Keller of Kerr Addition last week Corp. Berry Slightly Wounded Mr. and Mrs. James Berry of South Third street today received word from the War Department that their Corporal Thomas L. Berry was wounded in action in Germany on February 25. Corporal inducted the Army in 1943, was sent overseas in 1944. He in the field Cash donations and pledges for the American Red Cross Wat amounting to have teen turned in to local officials of Clearfield organization revealed This figure almost local and special gift and because neither the soliciting nor that of special is yet completed and no industries have reported those in charge of the drive feel Turn to Page Club Told Public Must Consider Game Problems The thousands of deer that are in Pennsylvania constitute a problem for th general Harris G. outdoors writer and radio o told the Rotary Club at its Wednesday night is not a matter only for the he game and fish do not belong to the They belong to the The problems connected with wildlife been cleared up largely because the public does not have the Pennsylvania sportsmen spend from 50 to 80 million dollars a j he and 5^ per cent of the four million dollars spent annually on sports of all types hi Turn to Page 2) River Here Is Falling Today Here yesterday and gone That Just about turns up the Clearfield flood Yesterday the river reached a height of 9.75 only three inches below flood This morning at 7 o'clock tho river reading was 6J8 feet and 58 In 58 March I it mi St yam when Mn. Abh lameO settled down here aa a water rear has had to hi became ef from It wm bu different day far 78-year-eU except that K w the first she was carried est. Her * rasee to the water to
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