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   Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania                               Good Evening Reading makes people forget- says a professor. It does if the book is a borrowed one. THE CHARLEROI MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather and colder with freez- ing temperatures tonight. Wed- nesday fair but continued rather cold. VOLUME 149 WASHINGTON COUNTY. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 28. 1944 FOUR CENTS 'S 3RD ARMY SPURTS -f 4- 4- 4- -f -f 4- Sixth War Loan Campaign Lagging Here Many Workers Not Turning In Their Bond Applications Officers Urge More Effort On Part Of today's Re- port Shows Sold Lo- In District URGE SUBSCRIBERS LIFT THEIR BONDS Many volunteer workers in the Sixth War campaign have failed to turn their applications into the bond office on Fourth a checkup of indicates today. Of 99 workers named to canvass the community but 19 have secured ap- the record shows. At least bonds lifted by purchas- ers during- the current which opened November 20 indicate that fact. The officers of the local campaign urge the workers to turn in their ap- plications at so that bond pui- chases may be checked against them. To date no bonds have been purchased through the members of three of Charleroi's ten teams. if appli- cations have been the bonds have not been lifted at the banks. Buyers are urged to lift their bonds at once. The sales today show that in Chai- leroi bonds to the amount of and in the river district have been purchased. the workers beg-in an earn- est canvass in the community the ob- jective of will not be met. The officers know that in the war emergency every one is busy but re- gardless of that the government needs the money to bring- the war to a successful conclusion and urges that all complete their campaign and turn the results in to the bond office with- out delay. the sale of all individ- ually-purchased bonds. and non-corpoiution took a distinct upswing to give the Wash- ing-ton countj a latest report of 955. Another breakdown of subscrip- tions to date by the County YVFC showed bond amounting to Commenting on the lag of bonds anil the apparent upsurge of To ririiHO RAINS CAUSE STALEMATE IN LEYTE BATTLE PEARL Nov. activity in the Philippines came to an abrupt halt in drenching rains while a Pearl Harbor communique added another 25. vessels to the toll of Japanese shipping sunk or damaged in Friday's raid on the invasion-marked capital island of Luzon. Gen. Douglas MacArthur reported the rain-enforced stalemate on the Leytc front in one of his briefest com- muniques since the invasion of the Philippines Oct. 20. His troops pre- sumably were awaiting clearing skies closing in for the final assault on the enemy's Ormock pocket on the northwest coasi of Lcyte. Tokyo broadcast heard in Lon- To Pnjcc 3. Plrnnrl VANDALS RUIN BELLE VERNON DOCTOR'S HOME Plans Complete For Appreciation Meeting Group Of 11 Boys Between 11' And 15 Arrested By Troopers A group of eleven between the ages of 11 and 15 years of of North Belle Vernon and Belle have been taken into custody by State troopers working out of the Belle Ver- non sub charged with damag- ing the home of Major Dr. John W. on Main in Belle Ver- non. The State police said that the dam- age was serious that it was hard to estimate it. The home had been holes gouged in the i'urnituie uncrated and scattered revolvers and rifles drawers of bureaus pull- ed out and contents scattered and household furnishings torn up and strewn about. A valuable electric train was wreck- ed and a pool table damaged. It was also stated that bed niai- tresses had been ripped apart to add tr the damage. Major Gordon was home about eight weeks ago and the house was in ship shape then. Police figured the dam- age has been accomplished over a period of possibly during the past few weeks. Since he joined the the phy- sician's family has not lived in the home. Major Gordon is now station- ed in North Carolina. The boys have turned over to Juvenile Court Officer William in Fayctte the State troopers reported. Assisting the State troopers in the investigation were Chief Vincent Eis- enberg of L'elle Vernon and Chief Roy IIolbrook of North Belle Vernon. The State police paid one of the of .45 which had been carried by a 14 year old was recovered. Dr. Edwin To Be Speaker Here On December 14 Preliminary for the- fourth Church Appreciation meeting t0 held at the Elks Club dining room on Thursday December arc complete. Chairman Stahhnan has announced. The- speaker- of the evening is to be KC.-V. Dr. Edwin P. professor 01 Theologj at Boston University since 1925 and pastor of Community since 1922. Foui service Rotary and arc air.ing- ing tin meeting. have been iiiVined .ind all i.- in for iC-Muii. Or. iliooih. v. ho is ucll known in was born in and reared here- and in Reaver lie was in Chailcroi from about 1908 to graduating from CharKroi High School in 1916. Ho graduated from Allegheny College with an A. B. degree in 1920 and D. dc-gree in He was com mis-tinned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Infantry dur- ing 1917. He entered Boston University in To 1'iiKo WATERFRONT IN TOKYO BELIEVED STILL BURNING Key Objective Had Been Hit Sec- ond Time Within 72 Hours MANY WORKERS ON STRIKE IN BELGIAN CITY Demonstrate In Streets Against Government Of Premier Pierlot Nov. estimated telephone and other workers struck in Brussels today and demonstrated in the streets against the government of Premier Hubert Pierlot. The strike crippled the public utili- but its first passed with- out serious incident despite f noi.-y manifestations by marching workers. White helmeted police stood by To I'mrr Canadian Parliament Holds Closed Session Nov. Tokyo's crowded through which pass supplies for the far- Japanese was believed still smouldering- today from the sec- ond American Superfortress attack in 72 hours on that key objective. Tokyo office of the Japanese Domei agency said today transmiss- ion of all news had been delayed for about an 'hour of transmit- ter but ftave no Heavy clouds prevented the crews of perhaps 100 B-29 four-engined bombers from observing the results of their attack but the cloud- piercinjr precision instruments with which vhe-j aimed their bombs left little margin for error. The waterfront area itoelf is so packed installations and ship- ping vital to the enemy war effort that any bomb dropped in the general vicinity almost certainly would hit some stiategic air force authorities said. To I'nte 1. THREE MEN HURT AS GAR CRASHES INTO EMBANKMENT Three men were injured this mor- ning at o'clock when their car failed to negotiate a curve on route near and cr. shed into an embankment. The car wii.s wrecked. State police investigating the acci- dent reported that the car. which was proceeding driven by John of 6.'J East Fifth street. Other passengers Luther Rockville. Mr. Mrs. LCD of John's Ky. The city nibuliuK-e was called an.I the men rtmoved to the Charloroi- Monessen where they were found to be suffering from minor bruises and laceration-. The men aic believed to be high- way The car was a 1941 model. NAME PROTIN TO STEEL BOARD H. President of the Pitts- burgh announced to- that the Boaid of Directors elected E. J. Operating Vice President of the to niembei- on the boaid. SCORES MANY HURT IN LONDON BLAST 78 Bodies Are Cause Of Explosion Seen As Mystery Nov. Au- thorities today lifted 7H persons as or ing from an explosion which ripped through a Royal Air dump at Burion-on-Trent in the Midlands yesterday. Unofficial estimates pl.-ced the number of dead at of which 200 were said to be servicemen and the others civilians. The official figures listed 14 dead and G-l mL although hope wa.s held that some of those unaccounted for merely had left the scene without reporting to authoi itic-.. Three per injured. Cause of explosion not dis- closed nnmedi but authorities said it was not due directly to enemy action. suggested that the pos- sibility of sabotage of the work of enemy agents was being An official at the depot indicated that ho believed the blast was touched off by the -acci- dental explosion of a single bomb. t appears to have that one of the bombs cx- pk'di'J and the ru.-h of air acted a. a lor all the Tli'j i.rea for miles around resembled ii biittlcfU'ld. Witnesse.t aaid the tno.-.t of whu-h was hicc- up in two separate explo ion-s th. t hurled telephone cfiw-j and into the air. The main force of the appal ently contributed by huge Ix'AP bomb.s which had been cached ground. The blu.it o scattered yed action bomb.s over a wide area nd military squads were search- ing for them in an attempt to neutial- izc.' them be-fore exploded. Defense Minister To Answer Questions Regarding Conscription Nov. 28 fense Minister A. G. L. McNaughton was called today to answer questions regarding Canada's new overseas mili- tary conscription before a closed sion of Parliament after street fight- ing broke out in the Dominion capital. The closed session was called to pre- vent dissentron in the House from spreading further through the Dom- inion and threatening Canadian unity behind the war effort. Prime Minister Mackenzie centet of a bitter controversy ovet the change of policy that pledged a certain number of Canadian troops for compulsory overseas pledged that McNaughton would be present to answer questions regarding the army's intentions. Opponents charged that King was not sincere in adopting the policy pledging troops for overseas and had appointed McNaugh- ton as War knowing that he too was not in sympathy with the move. Street fighting was set off last night by a group of members of the Home Defense forces who marched ffom Landowfie camp with a banner teading' WiWi fW fUff 9t EIGHTH ARMY FORGES GROSS LAMONE RIVER Nov. Army forces. .Attempting to cut. the Faenza 'Bologna highway and trap Germans inside crossed the Lamone liver in driving- rain storms north and south of the city and were cloi ing in today for battles with enemy troops holding high ground beyond the stream. All enemy resistance along the bank of the Lamone river south of Faenza cleared as Indian troops of the Fifth Army advanced through heavy mine fields to occupy three im- portant heights northwe. t of Modig- liana. FISH AND OYSTERS Served every day. Sam's Reslanr- 628 McKean Avenue. 14It 1-4p SUPER PARTY Every Wednesday evening in Slovak seventh St. and McKeaft KIWANIS GLOBS TO MEET IN MONESSEN Members of the Charlcroi and Brownsville Kiwanis Clubs will join in a group meeting at Monessen tonight with the latter club in lieu of the regular noon meeting today. The speaker will be J. Y. of recently elected lieu- tenant governor for division six of Kiwanis International. Death Calls Pastor Of St. Jerome's Dies In Pittsburgh Hospital At Last Night After Illness Of Two Came Here In 1929 Rhine Crossed At Three Places By Allies Is Claim FUNERAL SERVICE SET FOR SATURDAY Dc-aih lonclu-d out Li-a to end the career of Rev. Pcu r J. pasun- of Si. Church for the pa-si 15 year-. Hi- died in tin- I'nis- j Hospital at 11-20 after an of iwo yeai.i. Fathei Hicrman in ihi 14th year of his having been ordained at the Cathedral in fialn- by thi- hite Caidinal Gibboii.i on June I'.lOO. lie- came to Charleioi as pastui of St. .Jcronit'.- in 1929 and had been acuvo until his present His passing a void in the lives of those who km-w him. A wide- ly read and scholarly hii vk-e wis frequently r-outfht on i-s of preat and small and his ability a.u an o''ator in and out 'if ihe pulpit K-aini-d foi him many ad- mirers and follow Father Brennan was boin in Hay.k1- in August. and receiv- ed his early priesthood education at St. Vincent College and Latrobe. and later at Seminary. Baltimore. Md. Ho -erved assistant pastor in the following Immaculate St. WL-.--L j and St. Ann-s and St. John the Evangelist. Pittsburgh. H'- was appointed to H'IM pastorate for St. Aloysiu.i in 1U15 where he remained until coming St. Jerome's in The Solemn Funeral Hiah will he dlfer1.d in St. Jerome's on Sui- urdaj morning at o'clock. The Office of the Dead will he recited by visiting clergy beginning at o'cIoc-K. His i-L-mains will be transferred to the church on Friday afternoon at and members of the parish ai'b asked to pay their re.-poets from that time until the Funeral Mass during which time- Father Brennan't body will lie in .mate in front of the high altar with a perpetual Guard of Honor of Holy .Name -men of I IK par- ish. MILITARY BAZAAR Monessen Nov. 27 to Dec. 2. Party every Slim Car- ter and his Star Radio Show. Aus- pices Company Free dancing every nite. Amateur Show Friday nite. NOTICE The Party scheduled lo be held this evening in St. Jerome's sponsored by the been cancelled. Watch for falnfe RED OFFENSIVE BROADENED IN EAST SLOVAKIA Rains Enforce Uneasy Lull On Front Elsewhere In East LONDON. Nov. The Army 1 iU front in Kastcin Slovakia mum than 7.1 miles wedciiH' Cue niiif into the form i I able i of mountain defcn-ir's linking the Of r- 111 an armies in Polaii'l ami Hungary. on the long eastern gale-lar- f-nfi-i'-ed an hill in the with both Boilin and Mosf-n.v the stale- mate might b'j broke n at time the Ions-awaited Russian wint'-i of- fensive. The German 'I r.m-ocean Xew- j-t i a military sai'l i he town -r 100 miles- south of had bee.n into the S.n-iet bridgehead over the Danube at Batina. is on the west bank of the Danube 2G mile-i northwest of Apatin. The word apparently was way of admitting a Mountain t oops of Gen. Ivan f. PetiOv'.- 'Jill Ukrainian Ainu haiu- rnntd out the only important gains reported in curly mnrnina udi .-.ringing t. cir northei n flown acro-s the Poli-h bonk'r into Slovakia in a bul.l maneuver tb.it e-ut off thr- sout.'cni entiance to the Dukla and viitually i-olnted its Xiizi ilefeivlpih. Lunging do .MI acin-js the Be'-kid Petrov's rifli nr-n advanceil nine .soutliwesluaid fioni the Polish border village of Ciechania. outflanking garri'-on holding mouth of Dukla To Drive Up Roer River Goes For- ward In Bitter Savage Fight- Saartarucken Outputs Are Overrurt By Yanks SAY FRENCH FORCES HAVE CROSSED RHINE lU'LI.F.TlN Lt. S. I'alton'-i Third Army spurt- ed forward two to five miles townrd Ihe border today on a 60-mile the center of which vvas over- running ihf oulpo-.t-i of Saarbruchfin i less lhan 10 miles from the great fronlicr forlrpss. Hurley's Anointment To Ease China Crisis Nov. The nomination of Maj. Cen. Patrick J. Hurley as U. S. Ambassador to climaxes a series of moves by this country to troubled rela- tions between the tvvc and give fre.sh impetus to the joint war effort. President Roosevelt .sent Hurley's name to the Senate as liis choice a task Inat has been de- scribed as of the toughest dip- lomatic assignments in the foreign The Senate was expected to give prompt endorsement. WILLIAMS NAMED A KOPPERS CO. CHAIRMAN DISTRICT MAN IN SUPER FORT RAID According to dispatcher le after last Supcrfor- t'-c.-.s raid on Tokyo there w... at lea-it one di.-trict n in the cre.es of the raiding force. Lt. Donald O. navigator-bomh- son of Robert C. Thomp- son was a member of the crew of one of the rnaking the run against Tokyo. Lt. Lee been in the Air Force since 1942 has a in the Navy some A here in the South Pacific ay a member of a PT squadron. Lt. LOP ih a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lee of McKean ave- nue and Mr. and Mrs. John Hahted of avenue. SKNATK POSTPONES PROMOTIONS ACTION Nov. 28 The Board of Directors of Koppers elected the president of the J. P. as chairman. Williams was formerly the presi- dent of Koppers Co. and executive vice president of Koppera United Co. The two companies were merged Nov. to form the Koppers Co. Inc. Nov. The Senate yesterday agreed to put off until Friday a decision on promo- tions for 52 major and brigadier gen- erals serving overseas. Nov. 28 The American Ninth und First Armies to- day hammered their Tn the Roer lanl water barrit-r before the in fighlinx advances that car- ried the Ninth Army to the river at two points only 21 miles west of Col- ogne. Reports circulated that the Rhine had been forced by Allied troops at a- point three north of bul no official confirmation and Ihe French War Ministry issued a denial that French forces had cross- ed tht Rhine. The up to the Roer went for- warel in bitter .savage tig-hting with Gunuun broadcasts warning 'theii N'azi listeners that First and Armies appeared about i launch a fre-fh. large-srale offensive to complete1 the clearance of the Jtioer banks and cany American spearheads to the open before Cologne. I.I Cien. Courtney II. Hoelgfi.s' First slashed forward up to a mile and a along an 11-mile front ro within three of the fortress city of Duren. A front dispatch said the- Gc-rnum.- rushing up their strategic to meet the attack. On the central front Lt. Gen. George S. Pulton's Third American Army iwung northeu.-t along a 6'0-mile sec- advancing up to four miles and bringing his spearheads within enght 11 mile's of German border of Saarhruckrn. I.t. Gen. Alexander M. Sev- -iith Army widened its corridor across the Alsatian plain to Strasbourg and Tn t-iiiff JAP FLYERS TRY TO RETALIATE FOR TOKYO RAID Nov. 23 N-ivy des- perately seeking setaliation for raids on Tokyo by U. S. Superfortresses on raided -trong- hold in the losing planes in the second attack. The second which came -it P. M.. occurred at the same time that a U-k forc-e of B K- was n iding Tokyo for the je.'ond time within Returning pilots said they much safer over Tokyo where they met no fighter opposition. Only two of the three planes par- A. M. but the .--econd zoom- 'I urn Tn I'ner X FAYKTTE CITY JUSTICE OF PEACE APPOINTED Nov. Wilbur B. Fayette was appointed Justice of the Peace in that borough by Gov. Edward Martin late yesterday to succeed Edward D. Stein- who resigned. WANCE Old Fashioned square Wed- nesday at Turner Hall. Auspices American Legion Auxiliary Ur.it 22. CARD PAHTY Nov. Eagles 8 p. m- ttfiscoln. V. F. W. Auxiliary 167. Stettinius Assured Of State Secretary Job Prompt Endorsement By Seriate Committee Succeeds Hull WASHINGTON. Nov. Edward R. the -44-year- old in international poli- tics. appeared assured today of prompt and enthusiastic endorsement by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as successor to Cortlell Hull in the vital post of Secretary of State. Committee Chairman Tom D.T Stetlinius' nomination the I cabinet announced shortly President Roosevelt ac- Hull' cepted l's would be li prompt approval. So did other com- mittee including Sen. Arthui H. and Sen Wallace H. Republican floor leader in the Senate. A quick poll of other senatorial opinion indicated that before the -week j is ended the handsome young j will win confirmation to direct the for- j eign affairs of the United States. One of the principal problems con- fronting Stettinius in the new post the completion of a United Nattom organization lo preserve the I task which he started in the ton Oaks conference this summer der the direction of Cordell Hull. I It was because Hull did hot TV   

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