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Daily Courier, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1944, Connellsville, Pennsylvania LAST EDITION FOUR CENTS The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region VOL 42 NO 211 The Weekly Courier Founded July 17 1879 The Dally Courier Founded November 10 1902 Merged July 18 1929 PA TUESDAY EVENING JULY 18 1944 IN SERVICE OF NATION Transferred PAUL i DANKS KILLED AT SEA PARENTS TOLD r ITC CLARK V BROWN Private Fust Class Clark V Brown a son of tne late Charles O Brown of Acme has boon transferred to Fort Lewis Wash He entered the service in May 1943 and for a year was at Camp Abbott Ore He is a truck er uith the Last May be uas home on ing his brother-in-law and sister Mr and Mrs Ronald Flack oi White with whom he made his home to going into the armed forces Now in France CORP M HERNLEY Word has been received by Mrs Lee M Hernley of Washington D C formerly of this place tnat her husband Corporal Lee M is well and sale where in France His division was one ot the first to land on French soil during the invasion He had been in England for two years after receiving his basic training at Fort George G Meade Md The soldier went overseas in Oct- ober 1942 He is a son of Mr and Mrs C H Hernley of dale and a son-in-law of Mr and Mrs John Trafecanty of this city Mrs Hernley was formerly Miss Josephine Trafecanty She employed by the Washington Terminal Company Wounded PFC VICTOR J THOMAS Private First Class Victor J Thomas 20 years old ot 619 York avenue was wounded in action somewhere in France to word received by his stepsister from the Red Cross Pfc as enlisted in the paratroops March 23 and is being re- turned to his base in England was employed with his er Alex at the Naval Powder Company Indian Head Md beloie tne service They worked together EVERSON July ird Danks aviation ate petty officer third on Mr and Mrs Frank Danks if 215 Spring street vas killed in action at sea ac ording to word received by the from the Navy ment The message gave no de- ails ot the action and did not m- licate where it had taken place The sailor who would have 20 years of age next month vas inducted into the Navy March 1 while a junior at High School and his boot training at Samp jon N Y He later was sent to he lia Navy Yard and to sea last August Surviving are his parents his nether is the Mist Mary of three ers and brothers including rank J Danks in the Army in Arkansas was a member of Most Holy Sacrament Catholic Church of Charges Pile Against Doc Stewart EIGHT PAGES Ammunition Dump Blows Up D-Day Victim Charges high today Dr Robert Charles Stewart 39 oE Oil City and erty avenue Pittsburg after arrest in State pital on a charge of violating the narcotic act County Forest C Faiks said tl at he had evidence ot Stewart leaving a long trail ot worthless checks in Hagerstown Cumberland Johnstown and er cities The detective declared that Stewart had several in other parts oi Ohio and Pennsylvania to secure morphine treatment Stewart's story that he was graduated from Temple sity and discharged from the Army due to a physical is being checked Parks is ing a telegraphic reply regarding fingerprints tent to Washington Both draft and discharge ments are being closely scanned and wires sent Army officers to determine Stewart's previous tary status In liis possession he had papers to show that an Oil City draft board had classified him Stewart claimed he was at- tacked by a Baltimore Ohio Railroad conductor on the way from land Md to Con- A charge of assault and battery the officer be- fore Alderman J W Prinkey was quashed and the costs placed on the county Stewart had a telephone call made to the Hospital that he was in town was ill and needed treatment PFC E PETERSON to have been the first casualty in the invasion Private First Class Victor E Peterson 23 son of Mr and Mrs O A Peterson 01 501 York avenue was killed in the lighting there He had en- tered the service just four days Pearl Harbor and was with the First Infantry Division In addition to his parents he is vived by tile following and Private James in Start Sergeant Leroy in England John Helen Joan and at home James Byrnes Gains Strength Wallace Slips MANY FROM AREA ENTER AIR CADETS Allies in New Assaults Say German Reports LONDON July 18 Allied armies in France were reported by the Germ ns to have cut loose with new L offensives today at both ends of the mandy battlefront American armored and try units weie the Nazi agency DNB to be attacking in strength against the tions center of St Lo into which advance elements penetrated The British Second Army was said to have thrown the bulk of its forces into a furious attack against the German lines west of Caen of Gen Dwight D Eisenhower said it had no im- mediate comment on the German claim of new offensive action by the Allied assault units young men from the district who had en- eci as Aviation Cadets were called to active service by the Army Air Ex- Board over the end They were sent to Sheppard Fielo Texas for preliminary training as bombardiers pilots navigators and All were 17 years of age when they enlisted and were d for service upon reachin their 18th birthday The contingent L Adams Hicci ing Ca P Borri Star Junction Arthur G Buell John L F Central Cily Benjamin Holliday Jr Fayette Cily Michael R New Salem Joseph G Everson Harry W Lessig Uniontown Kenneth E Long Everson William R Marsden North Belie Vernon Nelson R Moore Jr bilt James L Noel Philip M Republic John M Smithton Harry W Prinkey Curtis C Schofer Hopwood Charles Sistex Mount E Stockton City John T Tarasan Scottdale Lloyd J Uber Fred Watts Jr Samuel J Wells Belle Vernon Willum R Wise Latrobe Huge Aircraft Plant Swept By Flames rapal Secretary ill CHICAGO July early LONDON July 18 Radio today swept the huge Douglas said that Luigi Maglione I craft plant on the northwestern papal secretary of state is ill at Vatican City The Weather wann Vilh a i today oi wurin Tempera iur i- outskirts of with flames mounting to n height reflected in the sky moie than 10 miles distant Residents fiom miles around in the area northwest of Chicago re- ported they could see the led light in the sky The plant manufactures ransport many of which h used in lie aiui continued I s The plant in J of ment Division ot the War mtl i Joseph G Marsico Named In Air Patrol Lieutenant Joseph G sico oC Uniontown commander o Squadron 65 Civil Air Patrol promoted to the rank of captain at an impressive inspection at Morgan town Airport Sunday the advancement being upon him by Major W W Castor commander ot the CAP Group A week before Peat 1 Harbor Captain entered the CAP as a private He has been squadron commander for more than a year and the unit has flights in Brownsville California Belle Charleroi Washington and VVaynesburg as well as Un- Hundreds of Navy Personnel Die In California Blast By lal News 1 MARTINEZ Cal July of Navy personnel were dead injured or today n the wake of a explosion which shattered the Navy amn unition dump at Port Chicago 40 miles northwest of San At least ISO civilians in the own of Port from he depot were injured of em seriously The terrific explosion felt md seen a- Ear 50 miles away occurred when two ammunition hips one them being loaded the other apparently already loaded blew up Buildings and homes in to within a radius the of the disaster were tw sled into grotesque shapes by the tremendous blast which of San Francisco was an earthquake As the magnitude of the er grew hourly medical aid was by the Red radio stations throughout the region the following All doctors and nurses report at once to the naval depot at Port Chicago Go by the high load via Martinez where you will receive urther instructions All other roads are blocked Persons not on the most urgent were urged to remain off he highways to give medical Kilters Radio School Seaman Second Class Corinne daughter of Mr and Mrs E I McGee of erly of Scottdale and ter ot R J McGeo has been transferred by the WAVES to the U S Naval ing School's radio department at Miami University at Oxford Ohio She was one ot a group ot chosen from a class of 240 who took the exams She ed tn the WAVES May 31 and completed her boot training at College in New York By K I I N S Staff Correspondent CHICAGO July nation Director James 3 Byines was gaining ground the wide-open lace U Democratic 1 nomination after President Roosevelt expressed a for incumbent Henry A j but the contention to mal e its Byrnes is une of the i to Mr a The is 11 2 Wallace Senator W BM I ley of Kentucky Circuit J G of at i Suf xme Court Douglas of Connecticut The gently Wallace m a to r Samuel D Jackson of Indian who will chairman 01 lie ram io After praising in tlie Government the t said I personally would vote f r his Wallace's 1 were a delegate to the tion But then the t M the same time 1 do nut to in unv v ay as diktat it 3 Lo the convention Obviously 11 must do tne doodin And I am sure t Jo f pros and cons its choice In many con i asserted I no doorr od Wallace At any Mtu t hrew 2 open Senator Barkley Mas a gro t favorite last week to capture tl 2 nomination but Ihc weel end the Byrnes campaign momentum The first to e i 20 votes to Tlic sarr 2 delegation however ordered 20 votes cast against Mr Roost velt and in favor of r Harry F Byrd of Virginia r the Presidential nomination Delegates were reaching Ch cage on every train this 3 although the convention does open officially until tomorrow Tl e only business on hand s the individual campaigns Jor tl 2 vice-presidential nomination was the drafting of a and the work of a t committee The decide 1 unofficially to include a mile declaration for racial equality i their declaration of Democrat c principles This was a from the original plan remain silent on the t issue Domestic issues were coi and planks also draw i matching Republican promises Io grant tax incentives Io encourage new busines after the war to d continue wartime as soc i as possible to aid small busine s and to eliminate interstate trace barriers The vice presidential race shadowed all other Thus far it appeared the s of Wallace Byrnes Barkle Senator Joseph C O'Mahoney i Wyoming Senator Gilbert Thorn 5 of Utah and Governor J Melvil a Broughlon oi1 North would be placed before the cot vention Zoo Bear Claws Off Arm tion Board fa exceeding its l duel ion sched Kins Finger Hurt Petruno 15 of Pulaski atree caught ring linger on in an vas at o'clock to A cij d fn 1 By News Service NEW YORK July 2 condition ot 2 Searles 2 whose right arm clawed ar bitten off at the elbow bv a tral Park zoo bear v described today as Doctors at Roosevelt Hospital it had been K the entire mm to sa pu 1 life Searles H L the be tr police she the fo Club ransport the right of ay into the disaster area Both the Army and Navy have at Port Chicago and he Hercules Giant Powder plant s situated in the hills just in back oi the town One official said tne blast uid completely wrecked Port Chicago whose population is pre- dominantly Negro Towering tongues of flame Hashed in the night sky as the dump exploded One eyewitness motoring from up-state to San Francisco said lie saw the blinding flashes the sky then was nearly jarred from the highway by the concussion a full JO seconds a tor A steady stream of ambulances was shuttling to and Irom the dis- aster area bringing casualties to Red Cross disaster stations and hospitals in Martinez GUAM ROCKED UNDER IMPACT OF U S GUNS By T N S Correspondent PEARL H ARBOR July 18 Invasion jilteiy Guam Wane rocked today under of a devastating by United States battleships cruisers and destroyers as tae oi ihc Pacific war was stepped up Admiral Chester W an- that the American ships hurled tons of flaming against enemy gun other defense installations ing only fire fiom shore Nr damage was caused to any of the ships of Lie attacking fleet It was that had moved Lip to ber their big guns gainst ing the ivc power of cruisers destroyers and ci trier and which have -n island in 13 days sustained and air assaults The blistering attack by the big warships executed Saturday followed up on Sunday by an- other aiv strike as carrier craft hit Jap antiaircraft position with rockets and bombs Barrack and a radio station on the American possession in the ianas were also pounded Enemy installations on Rota Is land due north of Guam were attacked for the consecutive day on Sunday by carrier planes Barracks were bombarded and a bridge was destroyed jn tins assault Alan Dinehart Actor Succumbs By International News Service HOLLYWOOD July Dinehart 48 veteran stage anc screen actor died late night after a illness Death resulted trom a heart ail ment which developed during an attack oi double pneumonia A native of St Paul Minn he entered vaudeville before World War I He appeared in 31 stage productions becoming a way star before entering motion in 1931 Dinehart had been featured in 89 Holly wood films Dies in Italy CORP F A STEMPNIAK Corporal Frank A Stempniak 36 years old husband of M race Wolak Stempniak of son was killed in action in Italy on June 3 The corporal went in- o armed forces May 19 1942 and was a member oC an outfit that went overseas last uary 1 Prior to going into the military service he was em- ployed by Bethlehem Steel Cor- an Baltimore Md DISTRICT SOLDIERS KILLED WASHINGTON July Var Department made public day the names of 778 United Slates in action in he Asiatic European and Southwest Pacific area's casualties Asiatic Area Sergeant Raymond K bers husband of Saia Chambers 1211 West Crawford avenue Area Calvin F Brooks son of Mary Brooks Box 278 Con- Pfc John J Hocking burg PTc Clyde R D Private Kenneth S Washington R D 1 European Area Corporal Henry J l-iains 107 Beaumont street Belle Vernon Pfc Frank J Kvasnosky tral City Southwest Pacific Area Pfc Walter P Kuropatva amsburg WASHINGTON July Navy Department today an- 133 casualties including 15 dead wounded and missing from Pennsylvania The dead in- cluded Marine Pfc Mike Benas of Loyalhanna while the wounded in- cluded Coxswain George Beres Jr of Washington Private First Class Robert J 22 son of Mr and Mrs Ira ot North was from ihc War ment He js now hospitalized in England Private Mark Hixenbaugh 30 years old son of Mr and Mrs Orville Hixenbaugh oi opolis is receiving treatment in a hospital in England after ing a foot wound in action in France He stepped on a booby trap and fortunately the force of the explosion went his loot taking a ing blow The soldier who has been in the armed forces about two was a truck driver be- fore he entered the Army In a letter to his the soldier said the injury was not benous Nurse Given Promotion Brother Sister To Face Grand Jury On Murder Charge By United SOMERSET July Mrs Irene Kent Colosimo 27 oi Riverside and her brother Henry Kent 41 will have to face a granc jury in August on charges of murder in the fatal shooting George Kern Johnstown dental technician last December As he did earlier this month when Kent sought his release on a writ oT habeas corpus Judge man T Boose yesterday denied the petition ot Mrs Colosimo ior freedom under a similar writ and ordered her to face the grand jury Kern's body was found December 31 in the tains near Windber Somersel county Kent has accused sister oC t in and I both oi e in Somerset I county Mm has Hie Slav to Tne second ican Slav v ill be held tember 2 in and Memorial ROBOT PLANTS BOMBED ST LO UNDER ATTACK By International News Service An estimated force of American planes carried out a devastating attack today on German experimental factories which turn out the robot bombs that have been crashing down ly on Southern England and the London areu Fortresses struck at Peenemunde and Zinnowitz on Germany's Baltic Sea coast ami other targets in the northwestern Reich Peenemunde was hit by the RAF several months ago after British secret agents that it was there that the Nazis were working on such devices as the pilotless which have taken the lives of so many innocent victims Some of the robot bombs again dropped on Southern England during the night and in daylight today causing damage and casualties Meanwhile the Germans reported that Allied armies have launched new large-scale offensives at both ends of the French Normandy battlefront The Nazi DNB agency said that American armored and infantry units were attacking in strength against the communications hub of St near the centor of the invasion perimeter A Renter's dispatch from the front said that the Americans opened a three-pronged attack against Sc Lo after forward elements had been pushed out of the eastern outskirts of the town by two Nazi counter- attacks A British radio broadcast heard by U S ment monitors said that French patriots virtually have isolated the city of Chartres communications hub some 45 miles southwest of Paris by cutting all rail lines leading Into the city and almost nil ways telephone lines and cables in Italy American Fifth Army troops out- flunked the big Tyrrhenian seaport of Livorno horn and fought bitter battles with German de- fenders east of the city after capturing a number of towns and villages American artillery guns are shelling the city Eighth Army troops hammering their way ward the port of at the Adriatic end of the front gamed between two aud three miles In Russia Soviet armies stabbed two miles inside Latvia and reached the Curzon line of Poland in twin drives aimed at the German holds of Bialystok and both if which are in danger of being outflanked Ju the Pacific American battleships cruisers and destroyers continued their virtual assault against the island of Guam meeting only sporadic gunfire from Japanese shore batteries Tojo Warns Japanese Of National Crisis BAND TO PLAY AT EAST PARK THURSDAY A double feature lias been ar- for East Park Thursday in another the series of outdoor entertainments under sponsorship of the City Board The initial phase of the wil be a concert by Band which wil get under at o'clock There will Jo a varied program of band lumbers At o'clock there will be a picture entitled He Stayed for featuring Young and Melvin By International News Service NEW YORK July Hideki Tojo admitted in a special statement today tha Japan has come to face an unprecedented great national crisis The Jap premier's admission read over the Tokyo radio lor home consumption tame after a Jap Imperial Headquarters com- acknowledged loss of the Pacific island bastion at Saipan to assault forces Tojo according to the FCC re- cording of the broadcast said that the loss of Saipan n the Mari- anas Islands had caused Emperor Hirohito concern end as a re- sult we are simply filled with trepidation Asks Damages After Falling Through Hole UNIONTOWN July Charging that he fell through in a building of the Back Creek Lumber Company owned uid operated by J George of 505 Snyder street Con- Domenico Friguglietti of Juniata has instituted a suit lor damages It claimed by the Lhat on November 5 last when ie went to the Davidson lumber yard to buy some timber he was ed mlo a poorly lighted building ind dropped through the icet below He spent five lays in State and for two and a half was unable to work Carelessness recklessness and are charged Hospital Rolliwell Star Mi Ora Laughery own K D 1 Laughery R D J Freddie 812 Market street Mrs Carl Con- R D 2 Fred TV R and Mrs Clem Pel R D 1 been tu fui Regiment Band Reunion Begins July 27 The 24th annual reunion tin Infantry Band A E F Association will be held at Dick Pyle's cabin near Bakersville Somerset county Thursday day Saturday and Sunday July 27 23 29 and 30 Those planning to attend should lake Route 31 to Ba and then turn north at the church The road will be marked from Bakersville They re asked to bring mess kits and bedding Williams Given New Past With W Md William Butler Williams Cumberland Md h is been pointed di neer oC Elkins Division with in the Maryland Com- pany announced V B Lee is division engineer ol division extends LO From Hospital Charlotte of Hopwood Anna of in and Mary Ann oC been Iron Uniontown
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