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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - August 28, 1941, Bradford, Pennsylvania Weather for Today Fair and cool, cloudy. later in the day. Tomorrow: Warmer, showers Detailed Report on tart Pag� VOL. 64. NO. 261. dheir (ESTABLISHED 1877) Era 7509 ABC Net MM Oldest Newspaper hv U� Bfct Bradford 00 fkM T Associated Press Service '% Telejihon* JI71 BRADFORD, PA. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28,1941. 16 PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS Laval, Aide Three Bradford Men Speed To Capital for Oil Confab Wounded by Assassii| Germany Arrests Number of Cubans -. Berlin, Thursday, Aug. 2S(JP).- Several Cuban citizens nave been .arrested in "occupied territories" for committing "hostile acts directed against the security of the German Reich," DNB announced early today. The exact number of Cubans involved was not stated nor was the place of their' arrest mentioned In the brief DNB report. � (Cuba/on August 15 ordered six German consuls to leave the country by September 1 after their offlces.were declared dosed for .alleged Improper activities. Germany took- reciprocal action toward Cuban consulates.) ; Ralph T. Zookv Forest D. Dorn, W. Frank Miller | Accompany P. H. Curry to Washington to Push Talks in Attempt to Cancel Crude Oil Price Cut By TOM GARIN OU Editor , Three leading local oil producers, accompanied by P. H. Curry, president of the South Penn Oil company, left last night for Washington, D. C, to confer further with government officials in an effort to obtain a cancellation of Price Administrator Leon Henderson's order cutting the prices of Pennsylvania Grade crude oil 23 to 25 cents per barrel. The Bradford men are Forest D. Dorn and W. Frank Miller of Forest Oil company and Ralph T. Zook of Sloan and Zook rompany. < Meanwhile, the principal producers in the Bradford field intensified their efforts to obtain a restoration of the Henderson-slashed prices by wiring their protests, to Petroleum Coordinator Harold L. Ictes, Governor - Arthur H. James and Senator Francis T. Maloney, (D.-Conn.) chairman of the Senate sub-committee launching a probe of the reported gasoline shortage on the East Coast. Battle Goes Forward Another development yesterday in the price battle being pushed by Perm Grade oil producers on many fronts was word from the Quaker State Oil Refining corporation, an important purchaser of the region's petroleum, that it has joined, its voice with �*at of Kendall Refining company, another major buyer, in a request to Mr. Henderson to rescind his price reduction order, of August 23. " ^ Directors of the Bradford.District PeniwIv^iiia.-OU-ProducersJassoci-ation, meeting again yesterday, took steps to compile data on cost of'producing, crude; in line with the mes-age from J. K. Galbraith, director atthe price division of OPACS, that t hearing on the price order will be iarranged If producers will submit in advance of the meeting data to -bs considered by the price agency. Streeter Beads Cost Unit : Hugh A. Grant, president of the .total association, named Clarendon ' E. Streeter as' chairman of the committee, its personnel will be completed later. Directors are scheduled to meet again today at 9:30 a. ;m. at the association office. "* I Mr. Grant, in behalf of local Vomers, sent this wire to Mr. Ickes: : "Can you tell us why to. Henderson cut the price of Pennsylvania crude 25 cents per barrel in the face t* the acute gasoline shortage fore' f e�st by your department? . v /The Pennsylvania Grade fields are the only crude oil producing 'areas'within the eastern high consuming district in which restrictions on the use of gasoline, hag been Placed and his action can only mean .that the increased production which /could have been available to this �*rea~ will be eliminated. Wire Goes to James "Previous prices were. not inflationary but necessary to bring increased crude supply and we ask - -�- (Continued on Page 11 -Column 3) Draft Quota Rises Top Examination Call Under New Plan Seen Harrisburg, Aug. 27 (JPh-The V. 8. army asked Pennsylvania to send 15,158 men to army, -examination tations between September 1� and Oetober 9 for final physical tests. "This is the largest call for final �Physical examinations received since examination-prior-to-induction was inaugurated in Pennsyl-"Mta last May," said state selective "Ice headquarters. The army asked for 14,372 White �M 786 Negro men. Those accepted by army doctors '-or military service will be Inducted ,*t reception centers at Fort Meade, New Cumberland, P�ap Lee, Va. i.The examination stations �ated at Philadelphia, Scranton, Mas-Barre, Harrisburg, Williarris-"Wj Altoona, Erie and Pittsburgh. 22 Gvilians Are Killed j^toki, Finland, Aug. 27 m- ^"ity-two civilians were killed 59 injured -today, 29 of them T&S, when a high-flying.Rus- rj1 warpiane bombed the little J*84*! town of Porvoo, near HeK Will l-ltt town was described as having J*JHilitary importance and the raid 1^ attributed to Russian revenge IJ^'jnnish advances in the direc- S<* Estonia. Pa., and are Henderson Sets Gasoline Prices 'Fair' Retail Schedule Is Not Mandatory, Not Price Ceiling Setup (By the Auoctated Press) Washington, Aug. 27-Leon Hen derson,. price administrator,: made public tonight a table of what he termed fair maximum retail prices for "regular" gasoline in 40 cities in the eastern states. Henderson said the prices were designed to'serve as a guide to motorists. Officials explained that it was not a mandatory price celling and that vendors were not under compulsion to observe it. "They are the maximum prices which motorists should pay," Hen .derson said; V Dealer Margin Uniform The retail prices range from 20.1 cents, including tax, in Manchester, N. H:, to 18S cents a gallon in Washington. The prices, -Henderson's office said, were based on the tank wagon price now being charged' by major oil companies; state and federal' taxes, and a uniform dealer margin of four cents a. gallon. Henderson said the list was made public because of "widespread" increases in retail prices. For most of the cities the prices are- those which prevailed August 1, officials said. - The prices for Richmond/ Philadelphia, New York city, Bofton and most other Mas 30,000_population'.2775 miles'west of Moscow and 250 miles south oil Leningrad. Before the war, Velikie Lukl was the aerial crossroads of northern Europe.* Its field served 'Russia, Germany and the* Baltic countries. ' ^. Capture of the town put German troops on the north central ifront 40 miles deeper into Russian lines from Nevel, where they had -been reported previously. '' The high command made no reference to German losses, which generally have been reported as "comparatively low." A glimpse into one hospital train, given' by German war correspondent Hans-Joachim Volland, indicated the Germans were not escaping unscathed. The chief surgeon aboard the rolling hospital, Volland said, told him that "except for short rest periods we are always under way-from the front to hospitals in the Rumanian Hinterland and then back to the front. Seriously Wounded Pierre Laval, former Vichy vice premier, was reported in serious condition from gunshot wounds inflicted by at. young French assassin at Versailles yesterday. His henchman, Marcel Deat, also was shot. Bullet Kills Cyclone Girl Margaret Maynard, 19, Shot AtMJdentally by Rifle Bngf^HoldY Say Tallinn Afire Finns Report Huge Glow and Artillery Thunder Helsinki, Finland, Aug. 27. fJPy- The reddish glare of a great fire and the thunder of artillery led Finns today to believe that the Estonian capital of Tallinn, 50 miles to the south across the Gulf of Finland, was being destroyed by its Russian garrison under heavy fire of Ger man besiegers. The tremendous glow on the south ern horizon, first visible last night, was so intense it still could be seen this morning. The Finnish press reported that the previously voluble radio station in Sovietized Tallinn had been silent since 5:30 a. m. Tuesday! German accounts said three Rus sian merchant ships totaling 9,000 tons had been sunk by air attack in the Gulf of Finland and "that four others totaling 14,500 tons, two transports and two destroyers had been damaged. This, was taken here to indicate the possibility that ehe Germans had pounced on a convoy en route from Leningrad to rescue the Tallinn gar. rison. (Continued on Page IS-Column 2) De Brinon Charges Plot BBC Calls Shooting of Laval Symptom of Rising Revolt New York, Aug. 27 -A declaration by Fernand De Brinon, representative of the Vichy government in Paris, that the shooting of Pierre Laval was "part qf a vast plot" was broadcast tonight by the British wireless. On its own account BBC, in a broadcast heard here, called the attack "a sympton of France's rising revolt against German oppression and the Vichy collaboration with Berlin." . Mkrgaret Augnsta Maynard, 13 9, of Cyclon>>was instantly kiuoAL, at her hom�^esterd>B;aJterncan 1:50 o'clock;^rhen a bullernred ac-. cldentally from, a 22 rifle entered her left eye.' Her brother, Roger Paul, aged 15, had been'Inspecting the rifle in the dining-room of the Maynard home along with a friend, Lennie Cornelius, 15, .preparatory, to going wood-chuck hunting, according to Coroner Thomas R. Clark. The boys passed the weapon back and forth, and a cartridge slipped accidentally into the chamber, Mr. Clark said. Margaret was sitting In a chair in the adjoining living room when her brother picked up the gun, raised it, and touched the trigger with his finger. The bullet struck' the girl as she sat in ttie next room. Coroner Clark said that Cornelius had joined Margaret in the living room shortly before the gun was fired (Continued on Page 8-Column 1) CoUaboratoif Deat Shot at Versailles Former Vice Premier I� Shot Four Times; His Condition Uncertain 3 GUNMAN CONFESSES ;( (By the Associated Pre**) Vichy, Thursday, Aug. 28 - Pierre Laval and his collaborationist henchman. Marcel Deat, were reported today in grave condition from gunshot wounds inflicted yes* terday at a Versailles bar-* racks by a young Frenchi assassin. Laval's condition, while not considered hopeless, was so serious thai doctors said it would be several days before they would be able to determine whether he would recover. He was hit four times. Tho-mos* serious wounds were in the region of the throat and Just.above thsj heart. DnibWiniBsl,. Deat - suffered ; wounda^ te" tb* throat; breast andrln^aiUne.' ">e* until early today dM pnjsielaua dara). to operate upmhfin sAUi'eoodl* Hon was described as nora^aaitaaf than Laval's. \* Deat, of -Why DJa for Dansja}^; fame, and Laval, foMsnost eapeMs| of eonabors^wr^j^rmany. werf swearing nv meatbsay o#si'----- legion to fight. Red Is Sentenced Others Get Long Prison Terms in Vichy Court Vichy, Aug. 27. (/T1)-One Communist was sentenced summarily to death by a secret court today and a number of others received long prison terms shortly after a French assassin shot down former Premier Laval and Marcel Deat, two leading advocates of collaboration with Germany. It was not disclosed whether there was any connection, but German military authorities last week decreed death for hostages if violence continued in the occupied zone. Soviet Warns Japs 'Hands Off All UJS. Shipments to Russia Hindrance of Passage of Ships Under Noses of Japanese to Vladivostok Means Trouble Moscow, Aug. 27
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