Charleroi Mail, February 22, 1944

Charleroi Mail

February 22, 1944

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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania Good Evening Wise is the man who gathers facts as they are instead of trying to twist them arourid to support previously conceived notions. THE CHARLEROI MATT. ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Rain with slowly rising temper- ature today and tonight. Rain changing to snow flurries. Colder tonight. Wednesday colder. VOLUME 220 WASHINGTON FEBRUARY 1944 FOUR CENTS CIO Wins Elections At Corning Plant Vote Is 746 To 503 In Favor Of Federation Of Ceramic Arid Silica Sand Workers CIO Union RESULT MADE KNOWN LAST NIGHT BY NLRB Employees of the Corning Glass Works selected the FedL-iation of Glass Ceramic and Silic-a Sand Woik- ers of America CIO yesterday their collective bargaining agent in the future dealings with the com pany. In an election held under the super- vision of the National Labor Rela- tions 740 employees their ballots for Federation of Glass Ce- ramic and Silica Sand Workers ol' CIO. 503 employees cast their ballots for American Flint Workers AF of L and 24 em- ployees cast their balluts for neither labor organization. There were no challenged one blank and two void ballots. A total of were on the eligibility list. Eligibh1 voters included all produc- tion and maintenance in- cluding shippers and watch men. Assisting Field Examiner Paul F. who was in charge of the elec- representing John F. Regional Director of the N. L. H. 13.. were the following Ferd- inand Nicholas Didik for the Steve Raymond E. Pinfold for the CIO and Ruih Logan and John McKcnna for the AF of L. In order to give all eligible em- ployees an opportunity which were the polls were open from A. M. to P. M. The polls were located in the new Locker Room. Building No. 34. MOVES FOR QUICK WIN IN TDK ATOLL Allied Airmen Continue Unrelenting Aerial Offensive Their PEARL American conquest of Kniv.etok Japanese anil air ba-e 750 of enti'u-tl final phis'.- today with an as-.iuk on last island in the Adm. Chester W. commano- er of the Pacific announced in r. communique last night that f'-il naval forces and swaims of air- craft hud begun crushing bombard- mc-nt of parry it WMS possible that Marine and Army invasion troops alieady have driven -ashore. Thj capture of Pairy and with complete occupation of Enhxetok r.ioll. expected within the next 21 the United State5 anothc11 .-topping ftone the in- vasion to miles to the northwest. V'hile Aii'.erican ground forces bat- tered resistance in the ilar- twin-engined r.aval search planes from the Aleutians dropped -slinhtly more than five tor.5 I of bombs miles Tokyo at the northern end of Japan's home and adjacent Shinvjshu. Anti-a.hcr.aft fire was encountered at all but all the raiders re- turned safely to their bases. The mis- sion was believed largely reconnais- To Fasre 2. Present Shopping Rules _______ End Next Week When JGRANYIUfSCHOOL New Token Plan Starts REPORTS SALE OF WAR STAMPS POLLS SUGGEST MIDDLE GLASSES MAY SWING VOTE Presidential Race Could Be De- cided By Middle Soldiers DOLLAR DAYS IN CHARLEROI THIS WEEKEND Open Thursday Are To Close Saturday Values In War Time Feb. Campaign year political polls strong- ly suggest today that the 1944 presi- dential contest will be decided among the preferences of the great middle classes of town and farm and of the armed .-ervices. The soldier could awing a close election this year. That is one reason statesmen of all parties are so urg- ently interested in the soldier vote machinery. The American Institute of Public Opinion in a weekend poll reported that a sampling indicated 51 per cent of the voters want the Democrats to win this 49 per cent favoring the Republicans. That figure is weighted with the preponderant Democratic preferences of the South. Eliminating those the score for 37 others is per cent Republican per cent Democratic. The figures reflect a Democratic slump from the 55 per cent of the vote polled by President Roosevelt in 1940. The loss apparently has been among the middle classes because those in the higher income levels in general may be regarded as opposed tc the administration but there is no evidence of any general desertion by labor. The New York newspaper PM has done some It comes up with returns from luO selected labor lead- ers representing all the big organi- zations and some of the independents. Mr. Roosevelt and Vice President Henry A. Wallace were overwhelm- ingly favored to head the Democratic ticket again this year. They were so far in front that comparison of the preferences for others. Democrat or Republican would mean little. Shopping rules which have been served in a year of point i.itioning will be discarded next week when the Office of Price Administration hauls its ration sy-tem and stitutfi the token plan. The oveihauling will inelu.k- the in- 92 Jap Vessels Sunk In Feb. WASHINGTON. Feb. The Granville School in East Pike ln-j Run Towns-hip School re- Secntary of Navy Frank Knox re- ports the sale of SI.193 in todayl lllat S. forces have troducticn of one-point ration for the use of and blue stamps for food purchases and their evaluation at 10 instead of the current S-5-2-1 The old system which went into ef- fect last March for canned and last April for will continue through this week. Consumers this week will use the Brown Y and Z 5 tamps in Ration Btvik No. 3 for meats r.r.d f..t- and the green L and M t-tamps in Ration Book No. 4 for cr.nncd and processed foods. The preen II and J stamps expired at midnight Each of these stamps will be re- deemed at face value and customers Trill continue receiving one-point paper stamps as change. for the week ending Fob- Man Falls 25 Feet To Death Plummeting 25 feet from the wing uall of Monungnlieln River bridge at Monongahcla lust night. John Bier. of Elkhorn. Alle- gheny was instnntly killed. Bier's body was seen hurtling thru the air by Arthur Skein who was pHwsiru'- in his- rnr. He summoned Patrolman Charles Bycrs and they removed the mnn to a doctor's office where he was pro- nounced dead of a fractured skull. Bier had no known relatives. He is believed to have fallen asleep while he sat on the wall nnd top- pled backwards into the street be- low. rj.iry 14. By grades tho Grade Frederick Sio bonds and one srr.ule 2. Alice Harris. S14G.10 irrade 3-4. Victoria S-15.S.1 525 grade 5-G. Vic- toria S595.05 bonds one grade 7. Lena grade S. S. V. Biolr.wski. S2j The total for the term to date nt this s.-houl i.s The cnroll- i-ient is 175 pupils. sunk s-'ips FO far this montih but. in a grim warning against said the enemy even now may bo another pow- erful attack.1' Knox t-aul at his news conference at the American attack on it produced undue degree of confidence that this a sure victory in the Ho recalled that Admiral Chester W. commander in chief of tv.'e had said the ultimate objective of American forces was the China coa.-.t. Even in war times there are values in Cinirleroi stoies. Semi-Annual Dollar are set for Friday and Feb. 25 and 2G. This the semi-annual selling event which is so well to shop- pers in the Chaileroi district. This year will be no exception to the rule and will find the sale will be on a par with other sales held in war times. Stores here are now readying for the big merchandising event and shoppers will find participating- stores marked with the official Dollar Day insignia. Merchants who have not yet visit- ed the office of the Chamber of Com- merce to get their Dollar Day sup- plies are asked to do so at once in order to avoid delay in arranging1 for the big selling- event. Free parking is assured all who drive to Charleroi. They are asked to use the free parking ground across the tracks at Fifth Street. This free parking ground is maintained by Charleroi business men for the con- venience of visitors while shopping here. The dollar is all important these days and this sales event has been arranged by merchants with its val- ues keyed to war time needs and war time budgets. The savings from the Dollar Day event will enable shoppers to buy more War Bonds and War Savings Stamps. Advertising folders have -been dis- tributed to people within the Char- leroi shopping district. They are as- sured this as in past of real values. The dates are Friday and February 25 and 26. PRESIDENT HITS NEWTAXMEASURE WITH VETO POWER Special Privileges To Favored Groups Held Main Simple Tax Needed JEROME'S TO USHER LENT IN TOMORROW Distribution Of Ashes Before 7 O'clock Mass BU LLETIN Feb. President Roosevelt today vetoed the new tax bill which he said was filled with special privileges to favored demanded a doubling of the one per cent social security tax. and called for immed- iate .simplification of Federal tax laws. Mr. Roosevelt suggested in his veto message that Congress write into a simple joint lesolution the vetoed bill's increases in excise taxes on liquor and numerous other items es- timated to yield approximately one billion dollars. He noted that the bill ''purports to provide new by Con- gressional it also ''cancels out automatic increases in the social security tax which would yield and re- lief from existing taxes -which would cost the treasury at least arid possibly much this he ''it is not a tax bill but a tax relief provid- ing relief not for the needy but for the Refuses To Make Any Prediction Of War's End In 1944 Allied Planes Damage 12 Japanese Prime Minister Makes Talk To Of Attacks To Iricrease. He Hit Germans Hard On Baltic GERMAN OFFENSIVE AT ANZIO BROKEN Two-Day Aerial Attack Made On Kavieng- In New Ireland Allied Pa- Feb. in a non-stop offensive to Japan's Southwest Pacific sank or damaged at least enemy ships last 12 of them in a heavy two-day aerial attack Saiuvday airl .in_ LONDON. Feb. Gen. Ira C. Kaker's Mediterranean air forces smashed at .southern Germany today in a swift follow through to the record offensive which had deliv- ered more than short tons of explosives from Hritain to the Reich in 36 hours. Allied headquarters in Italy con- firmed a Berlin report of the blow at Germany from the south and said de- tails were expected within a few- hours. A Nazi broadcast said Allied bomb- Auto Licenses Ready For Use On April I Despite a steel vjinin's 1P44 motor vehicle license plisU's wil be ready for use long- be- fore the April 1 it. elosod today. Dr. Emlyn deputy secretary of said tons of steel al- have been delivered to Western State Penitentiary wf-.vre the plates added tiv.t 50 more are needed to co-mpletc the and we have a line on this am- Since only one filate will be used this that on the rear of tihe ve- u i-ii-ai. 65ii to-iin of the h.ird-to-tret metal would sufficient to supply the estimated and me.torbe.atis in the Stale. Seen This Morning autographing a younjr- stcr's rain jacket. south-bound transports quickly identified by airmen. clerks penning- a huge let- ter to a pal in the South Pacific. NOTARY PUBLIC Elizabeth M. Culler 404-406 FallcwfieW Ave. HOLY NAME SOCIETY Of St. Jerome's will meet at tho Doolfiy Wednesday cv- for recitation of the Rosary. 220t2 Several Hundred Are Reported Dead After Bombing Of Shelter Feb. Helsinki dispatch said today that ''several persons were trap- ped in the bippest public shelter in Oulu Ulenborp when Russian bombers attacked that Finnish port on the Gulf of Bothnia last niirht. COORDINATED DRIVE IS FIRST BY AIRMEN ri-b. United States Eiphth and 15th Air in their first coordinated at- tack from Britain and the Mediterran- raided tarpets in Germany today The blessing and distribution of tomorrow morning will usher in Holy Season of Lent at St. ome's as clergy and laity join in re- membering .thou art and unto dust thou shalt Tine usiits will be biestjieu a. in- iMass tomorrow and will distributed after each of the in the after cate- chism classes in the afternoon and after the Lenten devotions in the evening. this cej-emonyi the var- ied and spiritual devotions- common to Lenten season. These will con- tinue until the end of Lent at noon on Holy -Saturday. Each Wednesday and Sunday spe- cial Lenten devotions will be conduct- ed at St. Jerome's .and appropriate sermons and instructions vil be pivcn by Father William Ma her a-nd Father both of St. JeronwV. Friday will see the incnL of the solomn Way of Cross in public fashion as afl maloe their Stations together. To do penance in Lent is- not new in tho but dates bsck .to tht first Sacrifice of ti-o Lenten season fls On'1 for forty and nights prior to His Supreme Sacrifice on Good Feb. Angered congressional tax leaders marsballed forces today for an at- tempt to override President Roose- velt's .promised veto of the new tax bill. Mr. Roosevelt decided to send to the House today a veto message ex- plaining his opposition to the measure on grounds it would raise less than one-fourth of the goal of which he had origin- ally requested as an part of his anti-inflation program. The following the tradition of also arranged to hear the reading another ton's farewell address. Because of the custom of holding To Pagre 1. REPORT GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL MAY GOME TO EIGHTY FOUR AREA A report has gained which thus far is without confir- that the federal govern- men will erect a hospital for war veterans in the Eighty Four dis- trict. The brought back from a labor meeting at Harrisburg. stated that tentative plans for the institution called for the spending of approximately on the venture. Several in addition to Aspinwall and Deshon institu- will be needed in all prob- ability in the Pittsburgh area. 34 Hurt In Crash Sunday on Ne.v it I was announced today. I While Liberator and Mitchell bomb- ers -uere hammering the Kavieng other Allied planes earned out their 17 consecutive days of I tacks on Rabaul. New shoot- ing- down 26 Japanese fighters in fierce air combats. The new aerial blows increased the toll of Japanese planes in this area for the week to 164 definitely destroy- ed. Rabaul's air losses alone for the 17 days amounted to 27S planes de- stroyed or damaged. In the two-day attack on the American bombers sank or sev- erely damaged nine merchant vessels and three adding to the destruction inflicted by Friday's naval which damaged at least 13 ships. A communique said the ships were outbound from Rabaal and had been dispersed for safety in the rfear.'y coastal following tie heavy air and naval attacks. is the second convoy within the week to be practically annihilat- the communique added. A 15-ship enemy attempt- ing to bring supplies to the beleaguer- ed Kavieng and Rabaul was de- stroyed by Allied bombers earlier the in an unopposed attack north of Xew Ireland. the Danube and shift of the aerial the southern arm of pincers to Germany. a devastating United PACIFIC American warships and planes bombard Parry last Japanese position in occu- pation of entire atoll expected 24 Allied fliers sink or damage 60 enemy ships in. week-long attack on destroy 164 planes. ITALY Fighting subsides to ar- tillery and patrol clashes on Italian 'both sides massing new American patrol 'boats smash German E-boat raid on Anzio. RUSSIA Russians storm through streets of Krivoi Rog and drive over approaches to Pskov in. 'bid for double victory to celebrate Red army's 2Gth anniversary tomorrow. AIR WAR RAF and'USAAF medium bombers raid Germany and occupied countries in wake of plane American daylight blow at' Nazi aircraft centers. CITATION AWARDED IN FLORIDA DEATH OF ROSCOE SOLDIER Mrs. Hilda of has received a Citation of from the War Department commending- her ton. Pfc. Leo Henc- erson. who met his death at Cross last December 5. He was with the United Army Air Corps and was a switch- board operator at the Cross City ah field. He had been in the service of hu country for eighteen months. Before that he been employed for nine years in the die shop of the Pittsburgh Steel Company. RAF Makes Raids On Objectives In Reich Targets Not Identified Night i bombers dumped more than Raiders Drop Bombs Near London I shout of high explosives on Ger- j many. 1 Many mines were laid in enemy waters by RAF aircraft last I the Air Mini-try reported. Only one plane failed to return. 1 A few German night raiders drop- bombs in districts near the Felb. Air Force Mosquitos continued the 'round-the-clock air offensive- against last nipf'.-.t attacks on objectives in the Reich siml enemy-oc- cupied lire Air Ministry an- i skirts of London early today but no nounced j damage was caused in the- city. Anti- Tr-e communique did not identify akcraft gunfire beard in Che dir- li'-y targets birt the- raids ecfcion of the Th-anws estuary and weTO a smaller scale compared flares -were dropped in another those of the- 86-hwir offensive but. Nazis xvrre unable- t during which American nnd British Tn i. 'Targets Bright As Says Charleroi Captain Capt. Richard 710 Fifth St.. participated in last Sun- day's gigantic Allied air attack on Hitler's fighter plane plants deep in an assault described as the greatest sinyrle aerial assault of the war. Members of Capt. Simons' Flyinff Fortress according to an As- sociated Press reported their target area was covered with new making the objectives stand out black and white was Capt Simons was quoted. target loomed up plain as THERE'S HARDLY A person vrho likes parties that hasn't attended one in tho Slovak Hall and they conie back again and Must be a reason. attend evening. Service Officer At Legion On Wednesday For Mustering Out Pay The American Legion Post of Char- leroi has arranged for its Service Of- ficer to be on hand at Post headquar- y nT-onino- nc- sist discharged soldiers secure their The were bound from Ham- j mustering1 out pay. mond for Indianapolis whore the men j Forms are on hand and will be filled to receive t'-.eir Army pre-irv- j out at the Legion Post without charge for any honorably discharged soldier who seeks his mustering out cash. CROWN POINT. Ind.. Feb. 22 persons were 'killed and 34 others injured when two buses crowded wish inductees from aasshtii into an over- j turned tractor-trailer one mile south of Ind. One inductee is.nd a bus driver we're killed instantly. Deputy Sheriff Wil- lard May of Crown Point ssaid. An- other induciW died niwi arrival Methodist Hospital in Gary. duction physical examination at Fort Benjamin Harriso-n. Change Registration Plan To Aid Youngest Customers As Allied forces carried the vigorously to the Axis on the main world battle fronts. Prime Minister Winston Churchill promised today that the present shattering- aerial of- fensive gainst Germany ivill be in- tensified beyond thp dimensions anything ihat has yet been em- ployed or indeed The air he is our chief offensive weapon against Ger- many at present and is the founda- To Pnce C Column DISCHARGED VETS CAN RETAIN THEIR LOW-RATE INSURANCE Discharged veterans of World War II can retain their low-rate govern- ment insurance by continuing pay- ments of monthly premiums to the U. S. Treasurer at D. the Veterans Administration said today. All premiums in arrears must be and monthly payments main- tained thereafter. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Treasurer of the United States and addi'essed to the Director of Insur- ance. Veterans Wash- D. C. Discharged soldiers who have allowed payments to lapse must reinstate their insurance in or- der to avoid a physical the Veterans Bureau warned. Discharged men who arc uncertain tivMot nf ly premiums can obtain this informa- tion by calling the Veterans Admin- istration at Sterling 1800 Pittsburgh exchange and asking for the Contact it was explained. Ex-servicemen are permitted to carry their government term insur- ance for a period of five aftet which it must be convertd to a regu- lar policy either ordinary 20- payment life or 30-payment the Veterans Administration said. The conversion can bo howpvpr. flnv time after the policy is one yfiar old. 12 To 20-Year-Olds Can Restrict Youngest To Afternoons By test and the Teen Age Canteen is slowly being perfected. It was announced today by the supervis- ory committee that important chan- ges for registration had been made to include children 12 years of age. The previous nge limits were 13 to 20 years inclusive. During the past it was found that the very youngest children were crowded from the floor. Thi-e was evi- again right IV12 tered canteen customers went to the Borough auditorium for tho evening program. Beginning with the dance children 12 years of age will be per- j Hall. p. mitted at tbe afternoon j only. They will not permit- ted during the- evening. Kaeh of these BIG SUPER PARTY will have a At the Russian 1024 every Tuesday night. Something EAGLES ATTENTION General service for late Ambrose J. Wednesday even- S p. in. Memliers meet at Aericj m. George special registration car-l. It allow them on the floor during the daylight session but will exclude i them entirely at night. i card holders will be those j 13 years of age and older. They can Tfi I. PI Starts p. m. 967Wt2 CARD PARTY This R Pariah St. ;