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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1944, Charleroi, Pennsylvania Good Evening Look before you is an old if you are a pedes- before you look. THE CHARLEROI MAIL ESTABLISHED JUNE NINETEEN HUNDRED The Weather Clearing and colder Sunday fair becoming- slightly warmer in the aftenfoon. VOLUME WASHINGTON DECEMBER 2. 1944 FOUR CENTS NINTH ARMY FIGHTS WAY TO JULICK Nazis Line Wilt Before Red Drive Hard-Driving Russian Troops Are Within 35 Miles Of Lake Bala- ton Rip Through German Hun- garian Defenses MORE THAN 60 TOWNS VILLAGES CAPTURED Dec. Hard- driving- Russian troops plunged west- ward within miles or less of the Austrian gate at Lake Balaton through the German and Hun- tyaiian defenses at a pace .that threat- ened to reach that fateful battle- ground in the next 48 hours. All along- a front of more than 20 miles west and northwest of captured Pecs the Axis lines were wilting be- fore the furious Russian onslaug-ht. Berlin and Moscow dispatches indi- cated the enemy was pulling- back hurriedly to the marshy southern shores of Lake where Ger- man strategists have predicted the decisive battle of Central Europe fie fought. An unconfirmed report issued by the Yugoslav telegraph agency said Marshal Josip Tito's Partisans had crossed the frontier into Austria shout 100 miles west-northwest Of the oncoming informed ob- servers were inclined to doubt its veracity. other Red Ai'myi forces to the north pressed steadily in on the defenses of where the Germans ordered all civilians from the city's eastern section and began throwing- up street barricades for a house-to-house stand in the Hungar- ian capital. On the western Hung-arian Marshal Feodor I. Tolbukhin's Third Ukrainian Army advanced as much as 15 miles captured more than 60'towns and widened its Danube bridgehead 'to 123 miles and killed at least more enemy Tolbukhin's forces reached a num- ber of points 40 miles west Of the Danube and barely BO miles from the Austrian 'border by nightfall. One column captured Csikastottos. miles north of Pecs and IVi miles east of the Zagreb-Budapest railway line. Another spearhead pushed 12 'miles northwest of Pecs to take a highway village 15 miles scoutheast of the important Kaposvar rail junc- tion. NAZIS DREAM OF ROCKET ASSAULT AGAINST AMERICA Dec. man Munitions and Armaments Minister Albert Speer has in- formed the Reich war production board that giant V-3 rockets will be ready firing against New- by the end of this the London Daily Express- said today. A Stockholm dispatch to the Daily Express said Speer report- ed to the board on the progress of experiments with V-3 jester- but gave no details of his threat to unleash it against the United States. Neltral reports have said the V-3 is a larger brother of the 50- foot which the Germans have been firing through the stratosphere at Southern Eng- land for nearly two months. Esti'.v.r.tcF of the weight of V-3 ranged up to 50 or 70 the majority of was To fmft 3. SIXTH WAR LOAN SKIT MONDAY AT HIGH AUDITORIUM Public Invited Total Sales To Yesterday Reported At Monday afternoon at a skit relative to the Sixth War Loan will be given at the Senior High School to which the pub- lic is invited. It is reported as an ex- cellent one which' will be greatly enjoyed by those attending. The skit is sponsored by the Am- erican Theatre and is entitled It portrays a real heart throb. Today's .icport for Charleroi shows a total of in bond while in district the sales have mounted to These totals die expected to be greatly atiguTnent- ecl the week end reports. Charleroi and the district still.havc a long way to go in order to meet the assigned but with a li'ttle add- ed effort the quotas can be topped within a short and that -would permit the sales people the extra time needed to do their Christmas shop- ping. In the it should be re- membered that 'the bond office on Fourth Street is open each evening for the purpose of receiving reports and all workers arc asked to call at the office to turn in their applications. This also gives opportunity .to check the cards so they may see what they have- accomplished as well as compar- ing them with tht. work 9f oth- ers. 17 District Selectees Inducted Into Service November Group Leaves This Week To Serve With Military Seventeen men from Local Board No. Washington left for a Pittsburgh induction center this week from which ihc'j will bo pent to a training camp. This as tr.e regular November contingent of Selectees. The men ac- cepted were from vanous places in tie board with four of the g-i fiom Charleioi. Included in the group Jack Charleroi X. lloscoc- Jacob I- Spoors Chaslos H. Evans Chai-lc-roi Harold C. R. D. Charkroi Fred R R. D. Charleroi Andrew OharK-roi L. Van Voorhis Alfred V. Hixenbaufch. Stockdale Ross W. Ellsworth Milton E. Ellhworth P. Charleroi William N. Chnrleroi William J. Stockdak- Nick Chaileroi Mike Van Voorhis David E. R. D. Chnrleroi Mileage Rationing Record Is Required The Office of Price Administration warned all motorists today that all original and supplement applications for B and C gasoline rations must be accompanied by the registered own- er's Rationing The Mileage Rationing Foim No. was furnished to all car owners with their new books. The Mileage Rationing record is to be sub- mitted in place of the Tire Inspection Record. All applications for gasoline should be .submitted to boards at least 10 days prior to the earliest renewal date. FLUE BLAZE SET FIRE TO MANTEL Charleroi firemen were called out at last evening when a de- fective chimney opening ignited a mantelpiece in the home of R. K. 512 Lincoln Avenue. The alarm was sent in from Box at Fifth and Lincoln. The prop- erty was damaged to the extent of it was reported by fire- men. At the beginning of the campaign it was announced 'th.it the winning bond salesman on each team would receive an award of a iud this it is believed will cause a cumac- To Pntce Chickens Join Beef On Scarce List Dec. east today f.iced ihe 'pect of becoming1 chickenless ns well. After Dec. 11 virtually all chickens produced and processed in the Del- Marva Peninsula and Shenandoah Val- ley must be set ai ide for Army pur- chase. Thi's region normally supplies from 60 to 80 per cent of the needs of e.. st coast civilions. The embargo is expected to rtay in effect for at least the first three months of 1945. During that time the Army hopes to buy at least pounds a week to stave off a deficit of pounds which would have developed at the current rate of pur- chases. The black in the history of the producing area wts blamed by officials for the inability of the Army to meet requirements through open market purchases. Re- poits indicate that chicken isvselling for five and six cents above maximum ceiling price.1. The entire state of Delaware and 20 counties of Maryl-nd and West Virginia will be affected by the order. Farmers Show Greatest Concern In Growing Black Pepper Shortage Three-Inch Snowfall Last Night In Greene Dec. snow- fall ranging- from two to three inches blanketed Greene County about 10 o'clock last canting high-way conditions that mad-e travel very dif- .ficult all roads of the county. 11 _ XL 'JllWirign't cinder crevvs were -at w-ork on the main the High- way Department having 22 and 10 trucks at Streets in especially dn- the steeper partic- ularly icy. Mott driving over the county being done with chains. Roscoe Sergeant Is Heart Attack Victim Dec. was re- ceived here that Sergeant Henry Par- son of Mrs. Huttie Parkins and husband of Airs. Josephine Parkins of died of a heart attack early Thursday morning. He had been r.t a camp in Texas but had recently advised members of hi.s family that he being transferred. Sergeant a former member of the faculty of the loc-al was oive of the first to leave thic' cora- .munity for military service. Hollywood Singer Is Home For Holidays Dec. Hazel daughter of Burgess ar.d Mrs. Thomas' arrived home Thursday from and will return to the film capital after the holidays. She has been on the west coast for the past 11 months. The local singer Iw- been employed U the RKO studios in ami has done much in helping to entertain servicemen in USO canteens nd ser- vice c-smps in that area. THANKS PUBLIC FOR RESPONSE IN FUND DRIVF. James S. Russell Of United War Fund Appreciative Of Generous Response Chairman James S. Russell of the Allied War Fund drive for the Char- leroi in a letter which he di- rected tOjbe published expressed his thanks4br the given the campaign by Char- leroi people. He directed particular thanks to emplyoes of Corning Glass Works and Pittsburgh Steel Co. which back the drive back the in an unpar- elleled response. Chairman Russell's letter chairman of the United War Fiind I on behalf of my fellow members of the committee and my- self to extend our greatful thanks and appreciation for the fine and generous support given by you to this most worthy cause. which- reaches from Elco to North Charleroi inclu- sive not only met their quota but went over the top. wish to state at this time that Pittsburgh Steel Company and em- ployees together with Corning Glass Works and employees were more than generous in their donations and by so doing played a big part in making the campaign a success. the other the buusiriess the clubs and all others who helped in any I con- vey our sincere thanks. S. Charleroi AMERICANS SEEK TO ENCIRCLE FOE ON LEYTEISLAND Drive Through Drenching Rains Almost To Junction At Ormoc Battles Up To Marshy Shores Of River Roer ALLIED Phil- ippini-. Ui-c. Ami-M- ean forging a new trap in muddy no ihwest drove ihnnm.i fchinjf rains lodaj lo within a little moio than a mile- of a junction that would f-nciivli- Japanese troops in the northein tip of the Ormoc corridor. Japanese said a Japanese had landed on American at Dulac _uul Buu'.'iuen in eastern Lf-ytc last Sun- day and was to scored great T-e communique- indicated that none of the commando One colunm pushing the west- ern side of the Limon-Ormoc road be- low the Leyte river was neaiing Tol- two and a half miles southeast of Limon and 17 miles north of while the other was approaching Bon- about a mile to the east on the opposite side of tho road. Some 11 miles south of the enemy stronghold of units of the American Seventh division bloodily a series of suicidal Japanese charges near Palanas Tuesday and Wednesday but tropical rains generally stalemated ground activity. American fighters bombed enemy supply dumps and communications routes around Ormoc and attacked a barge center in the Camotes '.shile Liberators dropped 40 tons of bombs on Matina airduomc on Mind- south of destroying two planes. American planes searched without success for further Japanese ships at- tempting to reinforce the Leyte gar- Tn Pnicr 1. MISSING LOCAL LIEUTENANT NOW WAR PRISONER EUSJIUDUL ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE SUNDAY C The Annual lodge of sorrow of the Benevolent Protective Order of-Elks will be held row afternoon at 3 o'clock at the lodge corner Third and Fallowfiehl avenue. The is invited to attend. The speaker for the occasion will be Rev. Ted V. pastor of a Monessen A special wartime ritualistic service be exemplified in honor of the local members who have made the sup- reme sacrifice in the service of their country. Medals of Valor will be pre- sented to the families of the deceased military nifnibein. The Charleroi Chous will present the musical program the lodge will exemplify the regular ritualistic ser- vice. Kitchen Match Demarids Grow As Shortages Also Are Noted An acute shortage of black pepper in this area is causing not house- wives some a continuing particularly disturbed are farmers and others as they ap- proach pork butchering time. Kitchen matches are also a short item due to heavier but Mr. Hoarder did -this. Farmers are falling back on cay- enne pepper as a it being limi'.edly or other substi- tutes for the but run of these substitutes this week also created a shortage on these near- ly as serious in black pepper. The blame is put on the for .Ifnatlnn fYnA T A house in the area irWe used to handle tons of the stun at this time of the due to 'the dimands of the farmers for curing but now we haven't an ounce in .the This source said the OPA has held the price paid to the grinders at too low a figure and consequently were not grinding pKpper. The speaker said it is generally knowrv in the trade that importers have brought in large stocks of black and after a dispute -with OPA over prices the situation evolved this The OPA granted an increase in price be paid the but re- fused to pfrmil an increase in price to be paid to the grinder by the whole- saler. Finally a small increase was granted1 the grindef but there was to be no increase ift prices to the con- snmef. ftesnlty a imf fro Named Senior Food Agent Dec. Agri- culture Department announced yes- terday the appointment of Carroll P. Washington as1 a senior food agent at annually. CHINESE TROOPS TAKE IN BURMA Dec. 2 Chinese troops have captured the Burma road town' of 17 miles northeast of the Burmese t communique discloftd todsy. CEMETERY WREATHg and up.'HAUBE'S FLOWERS. SPECIAL PARTY Smday nlfht at the Poliili Hill 442 Cmt Are. Itarta ftt 7 o'clock GRAND PARTY Every Saturday Bight to it ffi FtlfowiMi Owitoif AmdNrfll Ctob. Regular Meeting Of Council Next Tuesday 'Borough Secretary Virginia E. Mc- Vay announced the itgular monthly session of Charleroi council -will 'be held Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in the borough building. HEAVIER SNOW EAST OF SAY TRUCKERS drivers returnin-g from Som- Greensburg and east of Union- town report much heavier snow than the valley experienced. Storms raged in Somerset again piling up drifts. A six-inch blanket of snow was reported east of Greensburg. Seen This Morniig on the Parking Lot at 10 a. m. lady with red ad m inner red handbags in a display window. crew baring trouble starting motor. RAVIOLI AND SPAGHETTI Hollow every Saturday. 4fe plate. FISH AND OYSTS1W Set-red every day. Sam'i Rettaif- 62S MeKean SPAGHETTI AND RAVIOLI Sown of nil Md MeKma etify Mfttftf ft tfl f T BOYS TO FACE JUVENILE JUDGE DECEMUER 8 IN GORDON HOME DAMAGE Word Received Relative To The Whereabouts Of Lieut. Chas. Neely AVoiJ h.- 1 CS.T. 1 vij ML'S. E.ln'i Ncc'.y. of HOI pertaining- to rei l.icut. a pilot in. tho Army Air Fou-e-i. mining sini-e September on a mil iion over Gerninny. r a prisonfr in a Germ sin tamp. The lieutenant h d been or. a mis- sion over South Ae-Hern G'jim.iny f.-om which he wii.s reluming when his Thundei bolt fighiei. iva-5 hit by anti-aircraft and forced down over France. It not for him Lo bail out. as he ucceeded in crash landing his it w s learned. The local soldier had been in the service since February 3. nd went overseas in July of this He celebrated hid 21-t biithday inee going overseas. Mr.-. Neely received the wire an-d is expecting to receive a letter containing- more particulars Aithin a Greek Cabinet Members Quit After Warning Far To South Nazis Give Up Per- ilous Bridgehead In Blow Up Three Fall Back To River Hhine ADD FIVE MILES TO RIVER SPRINGBOARD I'ARIS. Dec. Ameri- can Ninth Army toclaj fought its way ID Iht- marshj shores of the river Roer in the two of LInniah and Julich which bar the path toward Col- ogne and to the far south the Nazis Kave up their perilous bridgehead In blew up three bridges and. fell back to the east bank of the Rhine. The Americans had not yet com- pleted mopping up both IJnnich and Julich but they had driven to the river shores and could look across the mud- dy waters to the bristling array of Nazi guns and concrete on the opposite shores. The Ninth adding five miles to ita Roer river now held a 15-mile strip of the river bank' in its firm gnp and beat off hard-hit- ting Nazi armored attacks directed at the relief of Linnich from 7 miles to the northwest. Linnich and Julich are the Roer river cities in the- center of the ninth Roer nver front. Beyond the liver lit-s the Cologne plain where tho Germans could be seen installing heavy guns und busily preparing for- lifiaitTons for a last ditch defense'of Cologne and 27 and 26 to the east. The Germans were slowly but stead- ily sagging back under the punches Of Lt. Gen. William II. Ninth Army. Before United War Correspondent Edward Jv. American.. Their number increased by the ar- rest of two more 13 teen age Belle Vernon and Nurth Belle Vernon boys will face a Fayettc county juvenile judge on December 8 in con- nection with the wanton destruction apparently over a period of several in the unoccupied home of a Belle Vernon physician now in the U. S. Army Medical Corps. Dec. 2 Four Left-wing members of the Greek cab- inet resigned today on the heels of a warning from British Lt. Gen. Ronald Scobie that his Allied troops stood ready to enforce a government order for the demobilization and disarming of all guerrilla forces in the country. The explosive political precipitated by the refusal of the rival guerrilla factions to surrender their boiled over with the resignation of the four who announced they were withdrawing to avert blood- shed and in the hope that nor- could be restored. The resigning members were Alex- ander minister of Al- gelos under-secretary of Ilias minister of national and Nicholas minister of public works. commander of all Allied forces in told the Greek peo- ple in a radio'broadcast last night that he would Premier George until a Greek national army can be organized and the nation can hold a free election. DE GAULLE ARRIVES IN MOSCOW FOR MEETING Dec. De president of the French provisional arrived in Moscow today for a series of confer- ences with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin. STATE POLICE REPORT HIGHWAY CONDITIONS State Police of the Belle Vernon barracki-' said most of the maini -high- ways ivere iced only in but that side roads were dangerous. They w-rned motorists r.ot to only when neces ary and then with caution. RAVIOLI AND SPAGHETTI Saturday and Garibaldi DunleTy. CEMETERY WREATHS and up. HAUBB'S FLOWERS. HOLUPKI In Slavic Citizens Lock Dec. from 5 'til 11 35c per plate. BIG SUPER PARTY Every Saturday French Club Tntrd SU and Gfetl Ate. 7 to 10 p. North Charleroi Fire Blamed On Chimney A call from Box 41 sent the North Charleroi firemen to the home of George 628 Sixth North at for a small chimney fire. No damage it was by the occupant. The fire engine im- mediately returned to the station. eil into gaining control than half the baLtered towii'aiui icachinp the mile-wide marsihy Roer river bottom. Six miles to the south Ninth-Artny men fought through houae after until they had won possession of most all of that section of Jnlieh. which lies west of the one-third of the city. The thrust widened the Aimy's hold on the west bank of Roer liver to approximately 15 miles and put advanced elements within 15 miles .southwest of 2ff To PNKC J. CQBLENZ AREA HIT BY PLANES Dec. 'More than Flying Fortresses and Lib- erators attacked three rail freight yards in the Coblenz area of Cernukify today after a night block-buster as- sault by RAF Mosquitos on center of the German railway supply system for the southern Rhineland. The Amei ican heavy bombers from the Eighth Air Force were escorted by approximately 550 Thunderbolts and Mustangs as they hit the en- emy's vital .supply lines in the Cob- Icnz area just behind the front. Slight Relief From Gold Spell Tomorrow The Valley escaped a snowstorm blanketed nearby counties last night but the cold held on. lures of 2L ui-grtea weiu reporUu overnight. The Weather Man promised rising temperatures for tomorrow. Added Detail On Port Allegany Expansion Of Pgh.-Coming Corp. Improvement To Double Facilities For Present. Post-War Period There was more information on the Port Allegany glass expansion job today. Inauguration of a expan- sion program at Port which will double its facilities for the pro- duction of a glass insul- ating was announced yes- terday by Pittsburgh Corning Cor- poration. The Port Allegany now two years will be increased to meet immediate demands for the product and to provide for a freatef postwar market. It was said. A portion of wartime output which is fllted with has been used as the element in buoys and life rafts while still larger quantities have gone into shipbuilding. The Port Allegany factory what resembles a bakery inside. ISlI- verized glass is mixrd like dough with a small quantity of pure carbon which acts like baking powder in biscuits. Under extreme heat the carbon unites chemically with the glass to form bob- bles of gas which puff up the mixture to about five times its original volume. The resulting material has more than sealed air cells per foot. is cellular in tinc- ture although possessing idity of be cut and with carpenter's Pittsburgh Gornlnf Js Jointly by Pittsburgh ptcte Glass and tte CHasS Worts.
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