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Daily News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1942, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania STATE HARRISBURG 1 EDUCATION THE WEATHER VOL 21 HUNTINGDON PA SATURDAY MAY 16 1M2 NAZIS PLAN LAST DEFENSE BEFORE KHARKOV OFFICIAL WORD ON DEATH OF COUNTY SOLDIER RECEIVED Parents Of Sheaffer Get Notice From War December 26 Mr and Mis William Sheaffer of Biady township in Big Valley received a letter from the WaiDe Fuday May 15 con fliming the news that their son Benjamin had been killed in ac tion m the Philippines December 26 1941 No details of how 01 exactly the boy died were contained in the letter The last that the Sheaffers had heard from their when he at Fort Mills in Manila Bay For a month and a half the have been trying to learn the status of their ing to hear good news despite a letter received from a cousin stat ing to leain that Ben has died This letter was writen in February by Bens cou sin James Andetson of Pa to his patents m and was i clayed by them to the Sheaffers after it was received 2 Immediately Mr and Mrs Sheaffer contacted the War Der and checked with the Red Cross and had Congressman Richaid M Simpson to Jearn of their sons whereabouts from the War Department The longer they went without con the more hope they had that the information in the Ander son had been erron eous i The sad news that came to his places Ben Sheaffer as the first known casualty of the war in Hunting don county Ben and his son enlisted m the legu lar service two Continued on Page Sixi GET 2WEEK FURLOUGH AFTER INDUCTION New Plan To Go In Effect June 15 Government To Pay Expenses Of Trip Washington May 16 The aimy and selective service head quarters today plans to grant selectees a fur lough immediately after induc tion to permit their return home at government expense to adjust personal Effective June 15 the new arrangement the present system of 10day furloughs upon requests and is designed to elim inate any injustices which might occur to men immediate ly following physical examination by the army If found qualified for military duty by army medical men at the induction center a selectee would be transferred to the enlisted re serve corps for a 14day period He thus would be able to return home before he is called to active duty Transportation and mealsen route from the induction center to the locality of the board which a selectee to report would be paid by the government The army said the procedure Continued Or Page Ten BAN IS PLACED ON SPECIAL BUS TRIPS NonEssential Service Will Save Gasoline And Tires Harrisburg May tered bus service for tial civilian purposes was a thing of the past in Pennsylvania today under a public utility commission order suspending all public con certificates under which it was allowed The suspension effective until further notice was to conserve tires and gasoline as well as to available all possible roll ing stock for public transporta tion necessary to the war effort Excepted from the ban was transportation of groups of de fense workers where lack of such serface will impede the war ef fort transportation of selectees or of groups made up principally of members of armed forces par in organized activities at military posts school children teachers and school employes Meanwhile Commissioner Rich ard J Beamish characterized the states role in the present short age of motor trucks transporta on Page Three U S Envoy Does His Part Nelson T Johnson United States minister to ides his bicycle to the lega tion at Canberra to help Austra lians save gasoline HIT AT SURPRISED JAP LAE INVASION BASE Rain Bombs On And Start Big Fires In Buildings On Melbourne May Gen Douglas United Na tions the Japanese I asleep at their Lae in vasion base on the Huon Gulf of New Guinea and in one of then most lamed bombs on runways and started big fires in buildings it was announced today It was the fust time the United States and fliers in their new planes had been over Lae since a ing flight May 7 dm ing the last phase of the Coral Sea battle Then the Allied planes weie looking for signs of Japanese le In their laid yesterday they weie exclusively on the attack WILL OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY PAST Committees Are Named At Meeting To Plan For Annual Wais come and wars go but Huntingdon will observe Memorial Day this year just aa in past when peace and quiet reigned over this fair nation of equal lights and privileges Thats the latest received and present plans call for an even greater observ ance of this day Memorial Day will not be cele m honor of the heroes who died in past wars alone because the thoughts of those who have passed on in War H will go hand in hand with those of others conflicts On Wednesday evening of this week a special meeting was held in the American Legion Home to make for Memorial Day in this ear 1942 ftom the various patriotic and fraternal organizations of the town discussed the of Decoration Day Everyone was all out in their ideas foi the holding of the annual parade chuich services and covering of graves with flowers This means one will ob serve its greatest Day in history The following committees weie named to plan for arrange and carry to completion the Memorial Day They have been announced by D Harvey Fair chairman of the Memorial Day program Parade marshal Mr Philip Short Mr Clarence Dick Mr Leon Neff and Mrs Rupert Speaker John M DesRochers Mr JohnR Dell and Mrs Gaird Hood Platform and Chairs Mr Clarence Dick Veter ans of Foreign Wars Boy Scouts Mr John Winters Flags and Grave Mr GAS TO GET PUBLICITY HENDERSON STATES All Rationing To Be Ordered To Open Records For Inspection United Press Correspondent By HILLIER Administrator Leon Henderson to the much bombed base in chaos said in his com that the Japanese weie taken by and that the Allied landed all their bombs in the target aiea The Lae raid immediately fol lowed shattering attacks Thurs day on Rabaut m New Britain Island and on the increasingly seaplane base at Island in the The pattern of Allied bombing in the northeastern invasion area plainly indicated that weie still on the hunt for the assembly of enemy naval and ccs and of ing airplanes especially the sea planes based at Island Australia was still on the alert for a new Japanese move and kept it in mind that MacArthur m the repulse of the enemy fleet the Coral Sea em that fighting has ceased only temporarily eis suspected of obtaining high allowance cards by tation Taking his cue from President press conference re marks in favor of publicity on holders of X cards permitting unlimited purchases Henderson will issue adi restion today all ration ing boards to their records to public inspection as soon as practicable His action will make it possible to determine the type of ration cards issued to Congressmen in volved m a teapot explosion on capitol hill OPA officials said there has been a trend among holding X and B3 cards ths latter good for 57 gallons Of gasoline during the initial seven week turn in their pasteboards for cards of lower allowances Trey that if the trend continues and grows there will be practically no need for changing the present Continued On Page Ten Warriors School Graduates GERMANS FLEE TO RIVER LINE REDS INCREASE TEMPO Commanders Tell Retreating Men To Blow Up All Arms Ammunition In S Tanks Active The three honor graduates of Warriors Maik High School aie shown above top left to right they aie Ruby Ross Dons Geist and Helen Hatton all of Maik On bottom low are the officers of the to right Gene president Mark Leona Brown secretary Spruce Cieek Florence Yinger Tyrone R D 4 and Steve Cushion treasurer Tyrone R D 4 DROWNING Churchill Says BODY TAKEN HOME A v Top SERVICES SUNDAY Number Of William i College Funeral The body loC William Stanford Mickle College l student who life by the dam on after noon shortly before 4 oclock was to Undertaker V G Geisel of Alum Bank Bedford county at 6 last evening to be burial Tentative arrangements weie for sei vices at late home of the youth in Schellsburg Bedford county Sunday afternoon A number of the students at Juniata College as well will attendee services Mickles body was fiom the dam oclock Washington May 16 Price yesterday by mg party of fellow students at ZLL day threw the spotlight of pub College composed of John on gasoline ration chisel Savior of Saylor of Pottstown Minaya of N T and The body Browns Milk Control Board May Become Political Issue t L Dealers Riled At New Order Restricting Be Lowered By RICHARD X IARKIN United Press Correspondent May ity that the State Milk Commission may Become a prime political issue during the campaign was today as the agency prepared to issue milk delivery restricting orders almost certain to dealers and producers Faced with blunt orders from the office of defense transporta tion to eliminate tne frills of milk delivery and call for sub stantial delivery induc tions at the milk deal ers were unanimous in that something must he Jone However most of their represent those who cussed disagreed on what should be done and left the with the unhappy task of an order which will the nec essary savings ot mate rials Already in the primary cam the commission nas been under attack by Judge Ralph H Smith Pittsburgh for the Democratic nomination who promised real I enforcement of the uct if elected For several years the commission has been subjected to rela sporadic fire of those who thought no milk control aw Is necessary those who a Jone J act was and merely sought homb m pending ai nval of the Alum Bank undei taker The thiee students who re the body weie the area ihe youth was last seen Saylor using a hook attached to a rope to drag the bottom of the dam bathing sut of the victim of the tragedy and his body was soon brought to the surface and to the shore The body w as re covered in the same location where it was last Continued on Page Six AIR RAID WARDENS COMPLETE COURSES J W Shilling 1 Huntingdon To Get Certificate In The proud possessor of the first certificate of qualification and ap pointment as an air raid warden issued in the borough is J Will iam Shilling of 151S Washington street The certificate pre sented yesterday by William H Woolverton chief air raid warden for the county m a brief cere mony in the new offices of the Huntingdon county council of De fense on Fifth Mr Shilling is at senior warden in post number ten hav at a statewide I ert commissioners Chairman week when tne matter was Continued On Page Ten Leeds Eng May Minister Winston Churchill said in a speech today that we have reached a the war to say we ave Tf come on fhe ndge heT i con Ni on nc iun and then the chance not only of Cheating dowiT and those evil forces which have twice let rum and havoc on the world but they will have further and grander prospect beyond the smoke of battle and the of the fight We 9fe that perseverance un flinching dogged inexhaustible tireless valiant will surely carry us and our allies the great na tions of the and the un fortunate nations who have been enslaved on to one deepest founded humanity Which have taken place in our history ALLIES AND AXIS 958 Reach Lisbon Allies Ready vr To Board Ship REJ JOHN PETERS AT HIGH SCHOOL EXERCISES Mark To To as his subject The At chuich of Hunting don last night the grad of Warriors Mark School to in life and to read toward goals Mr Peters was th commence m en tr exercises held riors attended Sy av parents and seniors r iV their diplomas of B supen tendenta of f o The theme of the ment was What To Us and was salutatory Lisbon May 16 United Nations and the Axis began ex changing diplomats and civilians today The Swedish liner Drottingholm arrived at 8 a m 3 a m EWT with 958 Axis citizens aboard three trains of Allied diplo mats and citizens from Germany and four from Italy arrived to be traded for their Police ordered the holm to remain off the quay un til the passports of all aboard had been checked Only German and Italian ministers were allowed to go aboard in meantime and it was 10 a m before the ship finally tied up A crowd of Italians and Ger mans who live in Lisbon stood on the quay waving handkerchiefs Th Germans of whom there were 606 leave for hojne tomor row on three trains As soon as all Allied citizens In cluded in this exchange arrived and the Drottningholm is refueled and revictualed It will return to New York Continued On Page Ten CUT ON HEAD WITH AXE IN ACCIDENT y Ul Dj Geist one of following the by the high and invocation by the Rev B F Shue The next senior lowed in the and wa entitled We Start Are1 and was ably presented b Richard Gensimore Mary Jan Knarr next presented an interest ing discussion along the sam line called The next number vof the pro gram was a Is Lie by Barbar Mattern then described the differ ence the United Nation and the Axis in an oration calleu What We and They Stand For Ruby Ross another honor grad spoke on the angle of the present war effort using as her subject What We Are Doing Now The final student oration the valedictory and was entitled Where Do We Go From Here The valedictorian of the class Continued On Page Ten By HENRY SHAPIRO United Press Correspondent Moscow May 16 commanders have ed their men to retreat to a river line before Kharkov for a last ditch defense and blow up all arms and ammunition wake special dispatches from the front said today The Exchange Telegraph in London received i Moscow dispatch saying that the Russian forces penetrated the German lines several more miles and continuing to advance The order for the retreat was contained in an enemy divisional order of the iay captured by the in an offensive which increased hourly in ferocity against Russias fourth city indus trial capital of the Ukraine It ordered the new defense line built half a mile west of the river STRONG JAPANESE DRIVE IS STOPPED AT SALWEEN which the Russian command did not reveal IThe river might be any of rev el al including an arm sof the Donets which about 25 miles east of the city Picked Red army infantrymen monster tanks veri table land battleships the weakening German Kharkov on a front of 40 miles or more flattened the area and smashed columns ot reserve troops Germans desperately moved up to the front In one planes destroyed 70 tanks 53 ammunition trucks and 11field guns tank columns were re size to avoid the deadly attack and they sought to avoid mam roads and hug forests army Stai northwestern had suffered that on the front the enemy enormous casualties in attacks by Continued On Announce Baccalaureate dee For May 17 The service for the senior of High be held Sunday evening oclock in of Orbi sonia Rev Dun can will the class using as his subject A Lad the Lord Loved The commencement exercises will be held Friday evening May 22 at oclock the high program follows Processional Rev Arthur A Price Hymn Prayer of Confession Lord s Prayer Vocal Solo Take He By Tny Hand by Ward Steph ensoa Esther Wilson Scriptures Rev Martin Edward Wilson Prayer Rev Martin Shoulton The Presentation of Offerings Hymn Sermon A Lad the Loved Rev Duncan syron Benediction Rev Arthur A Price Says Axis Subs Could Be Wiped Out In 90 Days Chinese Halt Drive Of Burma Road la Southern China Epidemic Rages By KOBERT P United Press Correspondent Chungking May nese today stemmed Japanese ef foits vto i Salween river a road in Occasional Rain Today Cooler Today And Much Cooler Tonight NO 92 Yung Chang The Japanese had persistently tried to cross it reported but the terrain was so wild and rag ged it gave the Chinese the ad vantage The Japanese could not use mechanized equipment and it was noi believed they could bring up heavy AllIndia radia heard in London quoted military circles in Chunking that the situation in Yunnan province was stabilized A cholera epidemic raged among refugees of the invasion of Burma and China and authorities at Kuming appealed to all citi On Page Ten American Cargo Ship Sunk Near Mississippi Mouth New Orleans May An enemy submarine sank a large cargo ship one and one half miles from the mouth of the Mississippi river 27 of the 4 man last Tuesday the eighth naval district announced yesterday of the 14 were critically They leaped from the burning ship and swam for 30 the cur rent before rescued by a coast guard cutter arid vessels of the naval patrol Capt Larson Squan tum Mass went down with the 26 others who by the flames The vessel bUmed for six houis and then sank feet of water after it was by three torpedoes Senator Claims Large Fleet Of Torpedo And Do Job Sub Alice Moffelt of R wife of By 3OHX R BESL United Press Correspondent Washington May warden in post number ten hav 01 j May ing been appointed to that post Moffelt of R Hunt James At Mead D N Y today lion when John Bagshaw look is a in J Cj urged the navy to consider use of AH frV C la VOTa ft AM I nf f tn ft lion when John Bagshaw look is a in J Cj urged the navy to consider use of over the duties or district hospital suffering a large fleet of torpedo boats and den for the borough He has 3ac chasers as a means of end and satisfactorily passed S u to ing the Atlantic submarine the complete training course for v within 60 to M air raid wardens consisting of M was cubing wiod Recently returned from an in general course specific duties 1 Was tour ot ship gas defense fire defense and first or yars Mead an aid Air raid post number ten which is by Mr Shilling has pronounced by the Council as cne of the in the ft was originally organized by Mr and has always h i Continued on Three clothes line and rebounded strik ing her on the forehead The skull bone was exit but the force of the Wow was nat sufficient to pene the full thickness of the skull She rested well the and her condition is not se that he is convinced the and deadly craft present the an swei to Axis marauders which have taken a of United Nations hemisphere waters Recalling the daring exploits of Lieut John D Bulkley whose tiny FT squadron ncse and ves sels before the fall of Mead said that if the naval h ros recital of his feat is the testi mony of experience and we know It a huge mosquito fleet will stop the submarine men ace Bulkeley who earned Douglas from Philippines to Australia through the Japanese re on his arrival in San Fran cisco early this month that his squadron destroyed v a 6000ton enemy cruiser six Bother vessels and four warplanes before it was cv tr ao vc coroner SAYS 10SS SMITH USING STATE CARS a r Manager Hitt At Of Autos In Campaign Philadelphia May l General F Clair Ross and Judge Ralph H Pittsburgh rival candidates for Democratic gubernatorial nomination were charged today with state automobiles in their campaign s The charge was by H G Andrews campaign manager for Luther Uie man in tha Andrews said thag stateowned rJ cars operated by slate employes I are burning rubber and conV gasoline inthe interest of Ross and Smith He also charged that Ross vas padding his pay roll to finance his primary cam with public funds Meanwhile the Democratic city committee dodged a aland in the heated fight 3 The committee held a brief ses slon yesterday some Continued On Page ejected former H Hersch as on Page
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