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   Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania                               Good Evening is the ability to get along with some people and ahead of others. THE OHARLEROI MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Cloudy tonight and Fri- day with showers Friday and in north portion today and tonight. Continued warm. VOLUME 128 WASHINGTON NOVEMBER 2. 1944 FOUR CEN1 COMPLETE LIBERATION OF WALCHEREN IS HEAD TT TT -m m w m m Japanese Make Desperate Bid To Luzon Rushing Available Air Reinforcements To The Philippines Attempting To Delay As' Long As Possible American Liberation Of Stepping Stone To Japan Itself SENDS PLANES FROM DWINDLING RESERVES ALLIED Phil- Nov. her navy crippled in a futile attempt to smash the American rushed air reinforcements into the Philippines from her dwindling reserves in the homeland today. The Japanese command obviously was gathering all available aircraft to support a desperate stand on site of the capital city of in an attempt to delay as long- as possible American liberation of that stepping stone to Japan itself. One Japanese pilot who parachuted into the Leyte area and was captured said he had left Japan only six days before. Enemy aircraft were known to be shuttling into Luzon from presumably by way of Formosa and other intermediate bases. Front reports said terrain difficul- ties were slowing- construction of American airfields on liberated sec- tions of Leyte in the Central Philip- pines. Fighters already oparating from land ba'ses joined carrier planes in en- forcing- an aerial blockade on the west coast of sinking a small and a attempting to ferry reinforcements across the Ca- in otes Sea from Cebu. Torpedo boats boosted the toll of enemy shipping for the past 48 hours to 25 small craft sunk 'or damaged by scnding a troop-laden barge to the bottom off the west coast at Japanese prisoners reported only a few hundred troops Had been able to run the blockade successfully and land at the west coast air and sea base of Ormoc. Douglas MacArthur reported in his daily communique that Japanese air attacks on American shipping and To Pnite 1. ROOSEVELT TO MAKE CAMPAIGN TALK TONIGHT Nov. President Roosevelt's radio address tonight probably will be a in which he may explain why he is unable to make a personal campaign appearance in the midwest. White House Secretary Stephen T. Early said today. The President scheduled only one appointment p. m. meeting with former War Production Board Chief Donald M. arranged to devote the rest of the day to the speech. Asked what its topic would Early general I think he will describe the situation that made it impossible for him to go west and to New England at the same time de- spite the desires of some that he go to Ohin and BUS LINE FROM CHARLEROI TO MILL PLANNED Service Will Be Inaugurated Next Report States Bus service will be inaugurated November by Cammello of the Hilltop Bus for the employes of the Pittsburgh Steel reside in this community work at the Allenport mill. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has issued a Certificate of Public Convenience .to the new which has secured a 40 pas- senger omnibus for the purpose and three round trips will be operated daily so .as to accommodate the em- ployees residing in the North Char- leroi Hill Fallowt'ield Town- ship and Chiileroi Hill district. Each trip will begin at Fourth street and Center avenue in North Charle- and employees of the mill will be taken on and discharged along Center avenue and Conrad avenue in North also along Fourth Street leaving North Charleroi and Fifth Street Extension coming into Charleroi. The bus will travel on Fifth street to Shady avenue and along Shady avenue to Second thence along Meodoiv avenue to Tenth street and thence south on Great avenue to Third street. No passengers will be taken on after the bus leaves Third and and from that the bus will go directly to the Allenport Mill. The return route will be the same. TRUMAN IN SWING THROUGH DISTRICT Nov. Sen. Harry Democratic nom- inee for the vice moved into the1 critical state of Pennsylvania today to close an mile campaign tour with a swing through the Pitts- burgh industrial area. Bidding for labor support and for Pennsylvania's important electoral Truman- traveled- to Pittsburgh from W. where he called Gov. Thomas E. Dewey a ical in a radio- address- last night for quoting excerpts from the Senate Truman committee to discredit the administration's prosecution of the war. FISH AND OYSTERS Served every day. gam's Restaur- 528 McKean Avenue. REXALL 1 CENT SALE Friday and Saturday. WAGNER'S tJRUG STORE. Changes In Postal Rates Effective Today Charlevoi began paying more money for special postal services today. Changes1 in postal rates were announc- ed as and- registered C.O.D. fee.s .and one category of spe- cial delivery fees will be while money order fees will go back to amounts charged before the increase in April of this1 year. Regular regis- try fees will remain the same. Insurance fees- on mail will begin with three cents on one cent to five and increase to 25 cents on S50.01 to C.O.D. will begin with 15 cents on one cent to and in- crease to 60 cents on to Registered C.O.D. will 40 cents on one cent to and increase to on to The only change in the special de- livery fee will be 13 cents1 on first class mail up to two pounds and 17 on third fourth class mail up to two pounds. Monessen Private Is Listed Killed In Action News that another Monessen boy has p.iid the supreme sacrifice for his country was received today when Mrs. Mildred 625 Delaware was notified1 by the War Department that her Pvt. Alex was killed in action in Italy on Oct. 10. Private Kos'zykowski was- inducted into the Army on March 1943 and went -about two months ago. He is survived by his a 22- months old Mr. and Mrs. Joseph two Tony in France and Carl of three Stella and Jennie in Pittsburgh and Mary at home. Seen This Morning cigarette ads than cigarettes in a downtown stofe. pfOgttmw for the mill Memorial service to be held at Charleroi high auditor- ium afterifiO'Oft. on BOTH PARTIES IN FINAL BID FOR STATE VOTE Counter-Charges Have Increased In Intensity To Climax Race Nov. 2 Charges and counter-charges increas- ed in intensity today as Pennsylvan- ia's two major political parties brought their leading- candidates into the state to climax the Mov. 7 election campaigns. With both parties apparently angling for the steel worker and miner U. S. Senator Harry S. Democratic vice-presidential toured Allegheny county and' spoke at Uniontown while Gov. Thomas E. Republican presidential stan- entered the Common- wealth shortly after noon prior to making two addresses in the upper anthracite mining region. Trum.in'3 itinerary included speeches at East Pitts- Mc.KeeS'port and Union- a 15-minute radio talk and' a major address at while Devvey's schedule called for party rally appearances at Wilkes-Barre and Scranton tonight. The GOP will make its last major bid on the home grounds for the Com- monwealth's doubtful 35 electoral votes1 tomorrow when its vice-presi- dential Gov. John W. Brick- speaks before two audiences at his fifth and sixth cam- paign addresses in Pennsylvania. Those attending the Democratic rally addressed by Truman at Pitts- burgh will hear President Roosevelt's speech from the White House through a radio and talks by former Gov. Gifford Pinchot and Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt. Ira T. Shamokin State House speaker and Republican nom- To Pace 5. DEWITT TAKES CHARGE OF STATE TROOPERS Sgt. Carlton L. Stirie Transferred To One New Man Added Here An additional trooper was added and a new commanding officer desig- nated for North Belle Vernon bar- racks of the State it was an- nounced this morning. Sergeant Carlton L. who has long been in charge the North Belle Vernon was transferred to Washington Headquarters barracks of Troop B-l. Corporal C. H. second offi- cer at the North Belle Vernon sta- was ordered to take command as Sgt. Stine leaves to assume his head- quarters post. Private Raymond of Wash- ington was transferred to North Belle Vernon. Private C. V. Vath of formerly of North Belle was transferred to Imperial sub-station. All transfers were routine and in conjunction with regular order of Pennsylvania State Police calendar it was said. Cpl. the new officer in charge at North Belle is a veteran trooper and a holdover from the old guard officers of the famed constabulary. He has long engaged in criminal in- vestigation and for many years work- ed out of Greensburg barracks. He is rounding out his fifteenth'year with the force. Report Unconfirmed Said Ships Attacked In Leyte Gulf Yesterday United Japan claimed in series of announcements unsupported by any Allied th.at its Army Air force and special suicide or damaged 14 American including battleships and in heavy raids on the United States in- vasion fleet in and near Leyte Gulf yesterday. The first claims were contained in a Japanese Imperial headquarters broadcast by Tokyo radio and recorded by United Press at San Francisco. The communique asserted that Japanese planes sank en- emy battleship or cruiser and three cruisers and damaged three enemy in Leyte Gulf Wednesday. A later unofficial announcement by Tokyo reported that the Japanese .attack supposedly con- sisting of explosive-filled planes man- ned by suicidal had sank OL- damaged seven additional American worships approaching Leyte Gulf. the special attack corps assaulted an enemy task force heading toward Leyte Gulf and blast- ed one battleship or cruuer and pro-b- ably sank another cruiser and destroy- er by the enemy propa- ganda report said. Another cruiser and destroyer were sunk in additional and a battleship was left r.fire and Tokyo said. Raids on the San Pablo and Dulag airfields early Thursday To Pnise DEWEY CARRIES HIS CAMPAIGN INTO MARYLAND Accuses Roosevelt Of Selling Out His Party To Communists Nov. Thomas E. Dewey today called upon Democrats to vote the Republican ticket in next Tuesday's election or lose their party to coalition of sub- versive which speks change our system of Certterville Man Is Ordered Held After Shooting At Group Norman Theakston. wa-- taken into custory todsy and arraign- ed before Justice of Peace H. L. Swarts on a charge of having fired a pun at a group of boys here last night. The shot from the gun struck John 'P. Izett. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sr. The youth was injured only slightly and required only treat- ment by a doctor. Young Izett was. in a group of boys- Halloweening in the district night when the shooting occurred. ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN Nov. Thomas E. Dewey bid for Maryland's eight electorial voti's today after accusing President Roosevelt in Boston last night of selling out his party to Com- munists determined to seize control of the government. The Republican piesidential candid- ate carried his campaign into Balti- more in an attempt to take Maryland hs been on the winning category .aaVl into the De-wey column. After his Baltimore address- at the Lyric Dewey gees to Wilkes- Barre and for brief eve- ning and then retiuns to Albany. Under his belt was the strongest denunciation he has made thus far of the which he told persons in strongly Catholic Boston that the New Deal has enter- ed into Earl Browder's commun- He charged that the Alliance was affected through Sidney Hillman and his political action committee. De.yey .said fcjjat ''Mr. in his overwhelming desire to perpetuate himself in office for 16 has put his party on the auction sale to the highest He said the higVest bidders were political action committee of Sid- ney Hillman and the communist.s of Earl Dewey charged that President Roosevelt has weakened and cor- rupted the 'Democratic party that it is readily subject to and forces of communism in now capturing communists are seizing con- trol of bhc New through which they aim to control the government of the United Dewey shouted. Pnicr It. P DEN BO MAN INJURED IX AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT Nov. of sustained chest injuries in an' tutomobile mishap near Greensboro late yciterd-iy afternoon. He was admitted to the where his condition wa-s re- ported as good by hospital attendants. Roosevelt Failed To Prepare Nation For Says Martin Charges Little Common Honesty In Handling Federal Payroll McKEESPORT. Nov. Edward charging that has been little common hon- esty in handling the Federal payroll and in administration of the Social Security maintains that Presi- dent Roosevelt to prepare the nation for as he it was the President's great responsibility to lead this nation and make it defend Martin- said. on the he failed to do. we been or on the way to preparedness in we might have avoided Martin -said at a Republican rally last night. our preparations would have been speeded up and this would have avoided many casualties and the ex- penditure of billions of dollars. conclusion cannot be f-eapod that the President did not take the people into his that he did not voice specific warnings until it was too and that he led the country to believe that neutrality would save UR from Pointing out that America will To I'nur 8 Column AII'Time Production Record On No. 4 Hot Mill At Allenport Three Crews Make High Mark In Tonnage Contribution To War Effort Pictures On Page 6 An all-time production record for 24 hours operation was established on the No. 4 hot mill of Pittsburgh Steel Co. at Allenport last week. foremen for the three crerrs Thos. Cotton J. Louis Wellens. This mill started in the record made last week breaks all previous production records of this mill over 22 operation. At the time the record was made the mill was producing 0. wall hot finished boiler tubes. Figures on the output and tonnage still considered within the premise of atrict War Department regulations and can not be it was learned that ft fortabte lead was heW oref all aus achievements by the Jio. 4 con- tinuous operation mill. Pictures of the three-shifts were taken by the company photographer and released for publication today. They appe-r herewith in The Mail. These men established the record in the course of a routine day's work and it now -as an example of their conlribulion to war on the production front and as a criterion of their efforts In support of the men oft the figMing fronts around the worW. British Hurl Germans Bad On Flushing Front TWO ARRESTED BY TROOPERS ON NUMBERS CHARGE Officers Arraign Two Men In 'Squire's Hearing This Morning Most German Guns On Walchei Island Captured Or Neutral Beachhead Widened British By Four Miles STIFF RESISTANCE BY NAI State police from North Belle Ver- j non sub-station thi-i morning ariestprl i two men in complicity with the racket after making observa- tion in a local hotel. Fred alleged numbers man was- arrested and .John also held for complicity in the ca-e. Both gave their as the Monicr where Pula.ski is proprietor and manager. Two state were on hand in the grill of the hotel this morning at o'clock to make observations in connection uilh trafficking in numbers. They apprehended co- called he alleg- edly was tendered slips --nd cash left at the hotel. is not actively engaged in the became involved because of the grill would leave cash there to be played. a roomer in the waa getting this when arrested today. Both were arraigned before Justice of the Peace J. B. Smith of 433 Mc- Kean Courtley on Courtley for operating a lottery and traffic in lottery Puluski on the technical count of maintaining a because the tickets were found in his place of business. Both were held under bond for court. Troopers Raid Room At Take Numbers Operators State Police yesterd.y arre-.ted four alleged numbers writers in a room at 521 Blaine which described hv officers MS a ing for reputej numbein oper- ators. First taken into custody Mike of 521 Blaine and the other three were arrested they entered the building at intervals. They were Jim William Muse and Canons- burg. State Police making the arrests shortly after 1 p. said a quantity of numbers' were confisc-ted. All four were taken before Alder- man I. E. Washington for hearings on charges of operating and maintaining lottery. Hold for each wai released upon posting officers itported. POLITICAL ARGUMENT LEADS TO FIGHTING Head-cracking followed beer garden wise-cr.eking lait another good sign that tempers are growing shorter with the approaching Presidential campaign. Ar.gelo of Bentley- made the remarks that ill is the best president the United States ever of McKean took exception and called Dewey a Tregemo hit Gillpin with his open hand and Gillpin konkeJ Tregemo with a beer bottle. That ended the political speech-making until the cons'table arrived. The hearing is at 8 p. m. PLANES MAKES FORCED LANDING ON HIGHWAY PITTSBURGH. Nov. An empty fuel tank caused a forced landing of a single-engine Army hospital plane yesterday on a highway near Vandergrift. The piloted 'by Flight Officer Z. C. was re-fueled in a short time and landed safely at the Alle- gheny Bounty airport. Raban was en route from Canada to New PARIS. Nov. Uni States First Army opened a new fensive today in the sector of its de ost penetration of Germany aouthe of Aachen and smashed forward ne ly two miles to 28 mi southwest of Cologne. Nov. liberation of Walcheren 1 obstacle on the sea approaches to A appeared near today as Bri1 Commandos hurled the Germans b into the northern end of Flushing the south coast and widened their v coast beachhead to at four mi Most of the German guns on V cheren that have barred Allied si from Antwerp its 26 miles docks for more than a month alre nave been captured or neutrall Once the island has been cleared c cargo ships will begin porii reinforcements and supplies into f werp for the anticipated winter fensive against Germany. Front dispatches reported the 1 man estimated to was bbt the slashing inland and along fiom both beachheads with bdy'oi sonimy guns and backec he big gun.s of a 200-ship inva armada and swarms of planes.' The southern column of Army C mandos was reported three to miles inland after landing on a be between two quays in the centei the Flushing dock area. of Holland's third most portant had been seized by night and the enemy was hemmed' a pocket in the northern end of city. On the west Royal Ma Commandos who seized in the first hours of their assault terday shoved three roHss- north to the neighborhood of Domburg about one mile southeast to w seven miles of a junction with 1 comrades at Flushing. Canadian 1st Army forces sma into Eastern Walcheren du To PiiKr JAPS DECIDE PLANES WERE ONLY ON RECONNAISSANCE Tokyo finally decided today fchal American in i 'broadcasts as B-29 Superfortress which supposedly flew over the anesc capital .yesterday were on reconnai.-wiance- and dro- no bombs. This official version of the raid sued by Vice Chief Kenichi Krnn of Japan's air defense general h broadcast by Ti after Japanese stations had ain long series of conflicting reports oJ first air raid alert to be soundt- the capital in two and a Kamagai acknowledged that mere sounding of the alert had ci ed confusion and monitors who recorded his stater said. Some people their Kamagai corrtplained. and ers failed to take .shelter qui GEN. WILLIAMS REPLACES ENT WITH AIR F01 COLORADO of the Se Army Air Force headquarters assumed yesterday by Gen. 1 ert B. who recently turned from 15 as the 1 bardment division commander of Eighth Air in England. General -replaced Gen. Uzal G. who is at Br General San recovering from serious injurWi suiting from a plane crish AM jftji BtG SUPEH At Italian and Lovkotrf   

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