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Daily Courier, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1944, Connellsville, Pennsylvania LAST EDITION oait FOUR CENTS The Best Advertising Medium in the Yough Region VOL. 42, NO. 211. The Weekly Courier, Founded July 17. 1879. The Dally Courier. Founded November 10. 1902. Merged July 18. 1929. CONNBLLSVILLE, PA. TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 18, 1944. IN SERVICE OF NATION Transferred PAUL i. DANKS KILLED AT SEA, PARENTS TOLD r' ITC. CLARK V. BROWN Private Fust Class Clark V. Brown, a son of tne late Charles O. Brown of Acme, has boon transferred to Fort Lewis, Wash. He entered the service in May, 1943, and for a year was at Camp Abbott, Ore. He is a truck driv- er uith the Last May be uas home on fuiiough, visit- ing his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Flack oi White, with whom he made his home to going into the armed forces. H> Now in France CORP. I.EE M. HERNLEY Word has been received by Mrs. Lee M. Hernley of "Washington, D. C.. formerly of this place, tnat her husband, Corporal Lee M. Hern-ley, is well and sale some- where in France. His division was one ot the first to land on French soil during the invasion. He had been in England for two years after receiving his basic training at. Fort George G. Meade, Md. The soldier went overseas in Oct- ober, 1942. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hernley of Scott- dale and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. John Trafecanty of this city Mrs. Hernley was formerly Miss Josephine Trafecanty. She employed by the Washington Terminal Company. Wounded PFC. VICTOR J. THOMAS Private First Class Victor J Thomas, 20 years old, ot 619 York avenue, was wounded in action somewhere in France, accordin to word received by his stepsister, Barb.iru Stermack, from the Araciicari Red Cross. Pfc, Thom- as enlisted in the paratroops March 23, 1D43, and is being re- turned to his base in England I'.e was employed with his stepbroth- er, Alex Stermack, at the Naval Powder Company lactory, Indian Head, Md., beloie euterim; tne service. They worked together. EVERSON, July Bcr- ird Danks, aviation machinist's ate, petty officer, third on Mr. and Mrs. Frank Danks if 215 Spring, street, Greemsburg vas killed in action at sea, ac ording to word received by the mrents from the Navy Depart- ment. The message gave no de- ails ot the action and did not m- licate where it had taken place. The sailor, who would have >een 20 years of age next month, vas inducted into the Navy March 1, 194H, while a junior at 3rcensburg High School and rc- :eived his boot training at Samp jon, N. Y. He later was sent to he Philadelp lia Navy Yard and to sea last August. Surviving are his parents (his nether is the -.former Mist Mary jhandorf of three six- ers and thret1 brothers, including 'rank J. Danks, in the Army in Arkansas. was a member of Most Holy Sacrament Catholic Church of Groensburg. Charges Pile Against "Doc" Stewart EIGHT PAGES. Ammunition Dump Blows Up D-Day Victim Charges I'ilecl high today ngainst "Dr. Robert Charles Stewart, 39, oE Oil City and Lib- erty avenue, Pittsburg, after his! arrest in Cormellsville State Hos- pital on a charge of violating the narcotic act. County Di-tective Forest C. Faiks said tl at he had evidence ot Stewart leaving a long trail ot worthless checks in Hagerstown, Cumberland, Johnstown and oth- er cities. The detective declared that Stewart had untcred several hos- pitals in other parts oi Ohio and Pennsylvania to secure morphine treatment. Stewart's story that he was graduated from Temple Univer- sity and discharged from the Army due to a physical delect is, being checked. Parks is await- ing a telegraphic reply regarding fingerprints tent to Washington. Both draft and discharge docu- ments are being closely scanned and wires sent Army officers to determine Stewart's previous mili- tary status. In liis possession he had papers to show that an Oil City draft board had classified him 4-F. Stewart claimed he was at- tacked by a Baltimore Ohio Railroad conductor on the way from Cumbei land, Md., to Con- nellsville. A charge of assault and battery the officer be- fore Alderman J. W. Prinkey was quashed and the costs placed on the county. Stewart had a telephone call made to the Hospital that he was in town, was ill and needed mor- phine treatment. PFC. VICTOtt E. PETERSON Beneved to have been the first Connellsvilie casualty in the Nor- manciy invasion. Private First Class Victor E. Peterson, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Peterson 01" 501 York avenue, was killed in the lighting there. He had en- tered the service just four days befoie Pearl Harbor and was with the First Infantry Division. In addition to his parents he is sur- vived by tile following brotheis and sisters: Private James, in France: Start' Sergeant Leroy in England; John, Helen, Joan and Dorolhy at home. James Byrnes Gains Strength With'Delegates Wallace Slips MANY FROM AREA ENTER AIR CADETS Allies in New Assaults, Say German Reports LONDON, July 18. Allied armies in France were reported by the Germ; ns to have cut loose with new L rge-scale offensives today at both ends of the Nor- mandy battlefront. American armored and infan- try units weie said.by the Nazi agency DNB to be attacking in strength against the communica- tions center of St. Lo into which advance elements penetrated yes- terday. The British Second Army was said to have thrown the bulk of its forces into a furious attack against the German lines south- west of Caen. HeadquarteiS of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said it had no im- mediate comment on the German claim of new offensive action by the Allied assault units. young men from the Ct-nnellsville district who had en- eci as Aviation Cadets were called to active service by the PitUourgh Army Air Force.-: Ex- amining Board over the week- end. They were sent to Sheppard Fielo. Texas, for preliminary training as bombardiers, pilots, navigators and All were 17 years of age when they enlisted and were mon< d for service upon reachin their 18th birthday. The contingent included: Wi.liam L. Adams, Hicci Land- ing. Ca P. Borri, Star Junction. Arthur G. Buell. John L. Coltiua, Smilhton. Glunclon F. Gerrctt, Central Cily. Benjamin Holliday, Jr., Fayette Cily. Michael R. Kosteliuk, New Salem. Joseph G. Lesniowjjki, Everson. Harry W. Lessig, Uniontown. Kenneth E. Long, Everson. William R. Marsden, North Belie Vernon. Nelson R. Moore, Jr., Vander- bilt. James L. Noel, Lulrobe. Philip M. Ozenich, Republic. John M. Piaccnza, Smithton. Harry W. Prinkey, Normalvillc Curtis C. Schofer. Hopwood. Charles Sistex, Mount Plc.isant Itooert E. Stockton, Faycttc City. John T. Tarasan, Scottdale. Lloyd J. Uber, Scotldale. Fred Watts, Jr., Carmichacls. Samuel J. Wells, Belle Vernon, Willum R. Wise, Latrobe, Huge Aircraft Plant Swept By Flames rapal Secretary ill. CHICAGO, July early LONDON, July 18. Radio today swept the huge Douglas air- Brusi-els said that Luigi Maglione, I craft plant on the northwestern papal secretary of state, is ously ill at Vatican City. The Weather Coiiiiciemble wann Vilh a i today UIH! ;oi wurin Tempera iur i- Kccord outskirts of C'hie-ago with flames mounting to n height reflected in the sky moie than 10 miles distant. Residents fiom miles around in the area northwest of Chicago re- ported they could see the led light in the sky. The plant manufactures '.ransport many of which h'. [were used in lie Xurmamiy mvj- aiui continued I s wealiit! Joie- The plant tut- .in J. commendaUor of ihe Procure- ment Division ot the War Protlue- mtl i Joseph G. Marsico Named Gapiain In (iivil Air Patrol Fhsl Lieutenant Joseph G. Mar- sico oC Uniontown, commander o Squadron 65, Civil Air Patrol, wa: promoted to the rank of captain at an impressive lormal inspection at Morgan town Airport Sunday the advancement being conleriec upon him by Major W. W. Castor commander ot the CAP Sixtl Group. A week before Peat 1 Harbor Captain Maisko entered the CAP as a private. He has been squadron commander for more than a year and the unit has or- ganized flights in Connellsvilie, Brownsville, California, Belle Vcraan, Charleroi, Washington and VVaynesburg as well as Un- iontown. Hundreds of Navy Personnel Die In California Blast By Intcrnatic lal News 1 MARTINEZ, Cal., July IB.--Hundreds of Navy personnel were dead, injured or mis.iing today n the wake of a "igantic explosion which shattered the Navy amn unition dump at Port Chicago, 40 miles northwest of San At least ISO civilians in the own of Port Chit-ago, from .he depot, were injured, 5G of t: em seriously. The terrific explosion, felt md seen a-, Ear a.s 50 miles away, occurred when two ammunition .hips, one them being loaded, the other apparently already loaded blew up. Buildings and homes in to' -ns within a 10-mile radius the ;cc-nc of the disaster were tw sled into grotesque shapes by the tremendous blast which residoirs of San Francisco Ihought was an earthquake. As the magnitude of the disas- er grew hourly, medical aid was ilerted by the Red Cross'and radio stations throughout the region Droadcast the following appeal: All doctors and nurses report at once to the naval depot at Port Chicago. Go by the high load via Martinez, where you will receive 'urther instructions. All other roads are blocked." Persons not on the most urgent jusine.ss were urged to remain off he highways to give medical Kilters Radio School. Seaman Second Class Corinne McGce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. I, McGee of Union.own, form- erly of Scottdale, and granddaugh- ter ot R. J. McGeo Umontowu, has been transferred by the WAVES to the U. S. Naval Train- ing School's radio department at Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. She was one ot a group ot t'uur chosen from a class of 240 who took the exams. She enlist- ed tn the WAVES May 31 and completed her boot training at College in New York. By K. 1IUTCH1NSO I I. N. S. Staff Correspondent. CHICAGO, July mol- nation Director James 3'. Byines was gaining ground tod: the wide-open lace U Democratic ico-pix-sidenti. 1 nomination after President Roosevelt expressed a pielcrcme for incumbent Henry A. j but uiged the contention to mal e its uv.n cnoice. Byrnes is une of the iiie i 'acceptable'1 to Mr. a running-male. The othe1 is .11 2 Wallace, Senator Albcn W BM I ley, of Kentucky, Circuit J
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