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   Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania                               Good Evening The ignorance that is bliss is the ignorance of the man who thinks that he knows it all. THE OHARJLEROI MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Continued warmer with thun- j dershowers. Somewhat cooler to- night. Friday partly cloudy and cooler. VOLUME 63 WASHINGTON AUGUST 1944 FOUR CENTS ALL BEACHHEADS LINKED IN f f f TTTTT- T T T T T Armored Forces Closing In Thunder Of Guns Heard On Streets Of Claim Last Important Natural Barriers Have Been Americ- ans Capture Race Ahead AMERICANS ASTRIDE TOURS TRUNK LINE SUPREME Aug. ar- mored closing on Paris with blinding speed and smashed through the German battle screen less than 32 miles southwest of the old French capital today and split all France with a second thrust to the .south that captured the strategic rail- way center of Orleans. Rampaging American tanks and mechanized infantry columns tore the German lines to shreds all along the approaches to Paris and unconfirmed enemy reports said the thunder of their big guns could be heard in the streets of the capital. The last important natural defenses ban ing the western roads to Paris were breached and official sources in- dicated the city was now at the mercy of the onrushing Yankee troops. The Americans stormed and cap- tured Dreux and 39 miles west and -1C miles southwest of early today and raced on to plant their battle flags on the cast banks of the Eure and Aanay latter 32 airlthti miles southwest of the capital. another powerful Doughboy column swept down on the Loire seized Chateaudun and St. Calais unj on to take the rail- way hub of 70 miles south- southwest of Paris. The fall of Orleans put the Ameri- cans nstride the main trunk railway lines from Bordeaux and the Spanish border and at a single blow cut ofT the German armies of the north from all direct communication with their supply and reserve bases in southwestern France. United Press War Correspondents Henry T. Gorrell and Robert C. riding eastward with the American tank reported that the- re- treating Germans were blowing up roads and bridges they fell leaving smull suicide squads in their wake in a futile attempt to stem the tide of American power. Chartres itself fell after a brief but bloody fight with one band of crack Nazi troops that Miller described as To I'nure I DEWEY HITS AT POWER POLITICS IN LEAGUE TALK Attention Centers On Coming World Security Meet Of Big Three Aug. Secretary of State Conlell Hull said today that he hopes the preliminary international security talks which start here next week wifl be followed this fall by a full-dress United Nations conference to formulate a rvevv inter- national organization. Hull expressed this hope to a press conference soon after he issued a statement describing as ''utterly and completely fears express- ed by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey that the four great powers plan to subject th2 great and small nations perma- nently to their coercive power. Aug. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's vigorous de- nunciation of ''power cen- tered new attention on the coming world security conferenc-e today as the United and Rus- sia prepared for talks aimed at crea- tion of a new League of pos- sibly after the end of the war. With the stun of. the discussions only five days their world-wide importance was stressed by these de- 1. Dewey. the Republican presiden- tial opposed any new plan To I'nire BUCKINGHAM PALACE GROUNDS ARE DAMAGED Aug. bombs recently damaged the grounds oC Buckingham main resi- dence of King Greorge and Queen it was revealed today. The pulnce itself .was hit at least twice during the German blitz of 19-10-41. London lhad its -s-ccond straight night free of flying bombs hist but some fell in Southern England und the assault was resumed in full force against 'both' London and Southern England in daylight today. TREES BEING CUT AT MAPLEVIEW Growing trees Irnvo caused some damage to sidewalks at Mnplevicw nnd for that reason a number of them arc being removed. Other trees nrc being cut back by Speei's bor- ough woikers. Several property owners removed trees some time ngo when this condi- tion becnmc Lately some has caused or threatened street damage and the borough look nction. MANY MEN MAKE UP ARMY SHOW COMING TO CHARLEROI SHORTLY An aggregation of flame new defensive high- powered front line and a de- rail of 200 picked veterans of World War I will compmc the Army For Victory1' show which will play Charleroi on August 28 and 29. The show will appear st the Char- leroi Stadium and is absolutely free to the public. More detailed information concern- ing the program will be disclosed next the Army office at Pittsburgh instructed. Truck And House Involved In Accident Truck Driver Escape In- juries In Dimlevy Road Collision Damage totaling was caused yesterday afternoon in Route when a truck and automobile tried to squeeze thru a lane where there was room for only one. The automobile landed against a residence and caused damage but no one was hurt. State Police of North Belle Vernon barracks investigated. Esther M. of 425 Ferncliff Belle was driv- ing an automobile north on Route 88 and came upon a parked groc- eiy truck which was halted at the narrow roadside making de- liveries. Approaching from Oharleroi was a truck operated bj Edward P. Second California. The driver came thru the clear- ance along the highway as Miss Bass attempted to drive around the parked iruck and continue on. The rear of the Bass car and Hatch's truck collided sending the automobile off the highway and into the residence of Ralph Bartolozze. Damage to the house was ap- proximately according to To Pnere 4. PRESIDENT HAS RETURNED FROM PACIFIC VISIT Seen This Morning highway seams after record heat wave. repairs by carpenters. sun dial in a Wash- ington avenue yard. DESIGNATE LOW BID FOR NEW INFIRMARY AT CALIFORNIA S. T. C. Aug. Tpe Property nnd Supplies depart- ment today designated us low the S10.750 bid of B. L. Winner for a contract to make alterations designed to provide an in- firmary in the north dormitony of California State Teachers' U ashington County- Makes 15.000 Mile. Five-Weeks Inspection Of Eastern Pacific Aug. President Roosevelt returned to the White House today from a 15.000- five-weeks inspection of the Eastern openly determined that German and Japanese home- lands must be occupied be- fore they are allowed to surrender. Tanned and healthy-looking after his journey thtough 21 states and to j Hawaii and Mr. Roosevelt made clear his convnction Chat if the Axis partners are allowed to quit be- fore their countries are ovenun by conquering Allied forces there will be trouble later. He told a press and radio confer- ence aboard his special shortly before it reached that jf the Allies fail to drive on to com- plete occupation of Germany and the next generation of Ger- mans and Japanese will be told that they really won the as the pres- ent generation of Germans mere told after the last iwar. Pointing up the importance of his conference with top Pacific commanders at Hawaii he said one of the first items on his future agenda will be coming operations in the Pacific. This remark bore out belief that he had laid plans for new and power- ful blows against the Japanese in his meetings with Admiral Chester Nim- To Pnne 4. NAZI SALIENT AT OSSOW CUT BY RED ARMOR Greatest Tank Battle Of Soviet Slimmer Offensive In Third Day ARMY CASUALTIES IN FRANCE LISTED Aug. American army casualties during the first two months of action in Western France totaled in- cluding wounded and Acting Secretary of War John J. McCloy announced today. McCloy jdso told a news conference that even though the Normandy pocket is not completely the Germans in Northern France have suffered a defeat and they be movinsf into further Aug. Rus- sian armored forces narrowed the German wedge in their lines in the Eastern suburbs of Warsaw today as the greatest tank battle of the Sov- iet offensive continued its third straight day. Red army counter-attacks on the German flanks were revealed to have cut the Germans salient to a narrow spearhead reaching into six and one-half miles east northeast of easternmost bor- the Russians acknowledged the loss of in their Wednesday Midnight communique. SS Panzer grenadier units still were streaming across the Vistula from the center of Wai-saw in a des- perate effort to 'hold and widen the Ossow but the Aimy organ Red Star reported the situation was under Star said the Germans -were attacking uninterruptedly -with fresh waves of infantry entering battle almost every hour. The suffered by the Russians since Che start of the sum- mer offensive June offset by the Soviet break-through into Vi'iirii Tw fntc Severe Electrical Storm Sweeps Greene County CORNING WILL OPEN NEW BRADFORD PLANT Aug. A new planl employing about 200 workers for war and post-war produc- tion will opened here soon by the Corning Glass Co. NOTE OF APPRECIATION Members of the Christian Church Service Club wish to thank nil wlio relped make their Victory Sale a Dry Tavern District Suffers From Blown Fuses And Power Loss WAYNESBURCf. Aug. A se- vere electrical accompanied by a drought-breaking struck Greene County apparently centering its fury in the eastern sec- tion of the county. Waynesburg and other nearby com- munities were without electric power for a short it was reported. Farmers nnd gardeners throughout the district wtlcomed the fine rain which accompanied the electrical storm.. The storm was its worst in Eastern firoone nrd at lightning struck a watt transformer of the West Penn Power one of three large trans- formers in thai located near the highway leading from Clnrksville to Dry Tavern. As n Waynesburg and other sections of Greene County with- out electric power for 10 to 15 min- utes. It was necessary for the power company to switch to an auxiliary line which leads into Waynesburg from Washington. Until the switch was many sections were report- ed without power. Crews were rushed at once to the Clarksville community arid began re- TO a. RUSH WORK OF RAISING PART OF SIDING STONE A crew of ten workers were speed- ing the work of raising street stone from the Fifth street freight yards of the Pennsylvania railroad where a warehouse is shortly to be erected. The heavy paving stone was' being loaded into P. R. R- gondola todcy along the outer siding track which parallels the freight station. One track in this areaway of the railroad company will be lifted to make for the details for which h.-.ve not been made public. COTTAGE DESTROYED BY FIRE AT LYNNWOOD A four-room cottage owned by Ray- mond Boyd was destroyed in a fire yesterday at Lvnwood. a suburb of Belle Vernon. Firemen from Belle North Belle Vernon nnd Fsir- hope fought the flames believed caus- ed by a short circuit in the front of the dwelling. A Charles one of the spectators at the reportedly was bruised when brushed by n passing vehicle. RAVIOU-SPAGHETTI-TRIPK French Lock Saturday night 5 'til 1. Price 3oc. FRIDAY SATURDAY SPECIALS Gladioli BOc per roses 75c per doiten. Cash and carry. JOHNSON THE FT-ORIST. NIMITZ EXPECTS REINFORCEMENTS IN PACIFIC AREA Wants To Accelerate Fighting A gains Hit Philippines United Admiral Chester W. Ninutz was revealed -today to be expecting rein foreenier.ti soon from the European theater to accelerate the war against Japan while American airmen struck again at the Philippines an3 their enemy targets through the Pacific. Ximitz' disclosure was made _t a press conference in Guam after a six- hour tour of the recaptured island. He desciibed the co'nquered Islands as all important to the Allied campaign in the Pacific but said th-t Japan could not be defeated by naval action alone and that bases would be needed in China to insure emphasized his belief that even if the Japanese surrendered before the homeland was the coun- try would have to be occupied to ''win the Allied bombers attacked south Philippines for the sixth time Monday concentrating their on docks and wharfs- Liberator maintaining- a steady offensive against stepping- stone to the hit the Lobota coastal installa- tions and shipping around the islajid tgain Tuesday. Eleven enemy planes were destroyed on the .ground and a small_frEighter and several loaded vessels were sunk. Air patrols stored tsvo hits and left a ton freighter transport crippled off Boeroe Island south o- Halmanera. Allied ground troops killed an ad- ditional 24S Japanese and captured 52 in mopping up Biak Island in Geelvink Seventh Air force bombers attack- ed Eten arid Moen Islands in Truk Atoll Sunday vrhile other Army and Navy planes hit Ponape in Carolines and east of the Gilberts. JUNE NET INCOME OF P. R. R. RISES Aug. net income of Pennsylvania Railroad Company rose to from a year ago. the car- rier disclosed today. Net income for the first six months of rose to equal to a capital com- pared with or a. share the year before. THEFT OF RATION COUPONS IS PROBED ns Allied Vanguards Within 10 Miles Of Cannes PLOESTI HIT BY HEAVY BOMBERS BASED IN ITALY Ten Vital Bridges Used By Ger- man Seventh Army Bombed Aug. county and federal authorities today continued their investigation into the theft of sugar and tire coupons stolen from a vault in the county courthouse in Smethport. Although the robbery occurred be- tween last Friday and Monday. Dis- trict Attorney Claude Shattuck re- leased the information yesterday. Aug. fleet of some 500 American heavy bombers based- in Italy attacked the Ploesti oil refineries in Romania and the Xish -airdrome in Yugoslavia while 250 Ninth Air Foice medium and light bombers smashed 10 vital bridges used by the battered German Seventh Army to retreat eastward across the Risle river from the Nor mandy front. Ploesti was attacked through smoke screens which hid the but fortresses over this rail and air com- munic-tion center 12-5 miles southeast of reported direct hits on the airdrome and railway yards. The 10 bridges over which retreat ing German columns struggled east- ward toward the Seine were bombed through a solid cloud ceiling. Shrral- forces of B ide rartging- fighters snd fighter-bombers of the Eighth Air force and bombed German communication lines over a vast area from Rouen through Brus- to Reims and and back to Rouen. It was the seventh heavy attack in the past 60 days on the home base for the badly-shaken German and was aimed at smashing the Nazi fleet'at its source. At the big bombers attempt to choke the important Berlin-Stettin which being used increasing- ly by the Germans to move supplies iTurn to Pnjre THREE NEIGHBORING FAMILIES GET NEWS OF WAR CASUALTIES MONONGAHELA. Aug. Three families residing within two blocks of each other here were notified by letter or War Department tele- grams yesterday that members of their households had been wounded in action in France. The messages were received by Mr. and Mrs. Angelo'Bozzi of 422 Park Mrs. James 510 Park avenue and Mrs. Ralph of 512 Park avenue. The Centers and Brandemartes live nest door to each other. A V-mail letter from Vin- cent Bozzi notified his parents that he was now in a hospital in England. He wrote that he winged in the like a broken collar bone. New Registration For Local Teen Age Canteen Port Of St. Frejus cap- Nice Harbor Reported In 500 Square Miles Of Territory Is Liberated. COASTAL TOWN OF DRAMONT CAPTURED Allied 7th Army has linked all its beach- heads along a 50-mile front on the south coast of driven 25 inland. liberated oOO square miles territorj and pushed to within 10 miles of both Cannes and the big- French naval base of a spe- cial communique announced today. At least four Ste. St. Tropez and Le Lav- five inland towns have been the communique saidJi swift advance of and French troops inland it numerous additional towns and villages Have been t-ken. junction with strong air-borne units dropped far behind the enemy lines before dawn on D-day has been effected. French and American reur- including are. pouring ashore. Casualties continue exceptionally German Transocean Agency dis- patch Allied air-borne troops have. r broken into Cannes and engaged the vGeuaan-garrison nt fierce ing. The Nazi-controlled ian Telegraph Bureau reported Berlin that the Allies had both Cannes and Nice. 17 miles to the but this appeared to be The communique disclosed that the Allies made their deepest penetration of Southern France at miles north of the liberated port of Le LavandoUj which lies 21 miles east of Toulon. Air-borne troops captured Lorgues. then linked up with ground forces farther south. The strategic road junction towns of miles Le and Le 11 miles far- ther also were captured. With the fall of St miles -southwest of the Allies won the port from -which Napoleon embarked for Elba in 1814. about a mile inland from St. also was captured. The port of St. Tropez lies 12 miles. southwest of St. while Maxime is just across a narrow from St. Tropez. Disclosure that American spear- heads already were within 10 miles of Toulon put considerably be- yond the towns named in the com- munique and indicated that they were' two miles east of Hyeres. One uncon- firmed report said vanguards were within six miles of Toulon. German DNBf dispatch said new Allied landing attempts on either side of Toulon had been Other Allied sources reported the capture of the coastal town of Dra- four miles east of St. Raphael. Allied reconnaissance fliers reported NTice harbor was in presum- To Page Plennrt Necessary To Get Youth Off On Right Foot For School Term Teen Ape Cnnteeners A new registration has been ordered for the Canteen beginning next it was announced by Supervisor Ralph Arrigo this morning. The registration will be spread over of three days as to p. m. to p. m. to p. m. Regardless of whether you are icg- istered now the new cards must be taken out. Each must be signed and the complete address affixed. This necessary due to the large number of and youths who attended dur- ing the summer. They must have their new cards in order for school's it was declared. have so many names in the files now that it will be hard to prop- erly turn all of them over to the teachers. We nlso have found that some who attend the canteen this sum- mer are doing so on cards other than their own. We can not identify all the youngsters on busy nights and have a new plan in said the SlipovvisJr. After next week no person will be admitted to the Canteen unless he or she has the new registration or takes out a new one. think we can register all of them in a week. If not we will have to take more time. we must the new registration ready by the time school opens. Teachets use yon in checking deportment and c. tv li-ft the eartt at will when a child behind in his There a possibility that all young- sters may also he photographed and their pictures attached to the new card. This is being given study at present the plan may he INSPECTIONS BEING MADE TO RIVER CRAFT Lieutenant H. J. Rhodes and En- sign C. Balas yesterday were Elizabeth where they began the an- nual inspection of the steamer Mon- gah of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Later they left for Coal where they inspected the steamer I. Lamont Hughes of the Carnegie- Illinois Steel Lieutenant E. G. Frye and L. P. were at they inspected .i ard Taylor was nt the United Bureau of Mines inspecting boilers. CRESCENT STEAMBOAT CAPTAIN ON VACATION Captain William Pickering of steamer Crescent began annual vacation. Captain standing Jm watch. BIG SUPER At Italian Corner Eiffrtk tnd Lookont enrry 1 ftlfht. SOTMtfctag tfiffttttt. 1   

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