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4 Dec 1943

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4 Dec 1943

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Altoona, Pennsylvania Home edition the circulation of the Altoona Mirror yesterday was 29,181 Altoona sir t Trot. Weather fair facts about Blair county Rev. A. Hare filled the pulpit of first Baptist Church until the autumn of 1879. When he left to resume his studies. Vol. 59, no. 147 phone 7171 Altoona pa., saturday evening. December 4, 1943. Ten Page Price four cent big three end War conference a a Allied armies Advance on Rome As German defences collapse new Home for juveniles to be renovated county commissioners plan for Early occupancy of detention ruin is heaped again upon Berlin bite British Squadron feinting1 toward the Reich capital smashes Leipzig. Even surrender on Tarawa was dangerous Way out work in the renovation of the fourteen room dwelling at 1001-07 Grant Avenue for conversion to the use As a juvenile detention Home Lias been launched by Blair county commissioners Herbert s. Bolder Joseph a. Dickson and Dan s. Brumbaugh. A permit for work amounting to $275, has been issued to the county j at the building inspectors office at City Hall. Meantime the operations have been started at the building which when completed will provide More adequate quarters for the de 1 tent Ion of juvenile delinquents. The county commissioners purchased the property this year after t the january grand jury and the court approved the project the Purchase Price was $5,225 and was paid to the liquidating trustees of the citizens loan Anil building association owner of the Large dwelling and ground. Present Home. The present detention Home at j 713 fifteenth Street located in one half of a double Frame House is i rented by the county. These quarters Long have been regarded As unsuitable for present and future needs As a detention Home. The work is under the supervision of Logan e. Stiffer general Foreman of the county Highway department. The Interior of the Structure is being remodeler. It is expected that occupancy of the new detention quarters will be made Early in the new year. Said it the heaviest Ever twin engined mos record plane output in i s. Washington d. C., dec. 4.�? the aircraft Industry whip produced 8,789 planes in november including More than 1,000 four engine bombers was called upon by War production Board chairman Donald m. Nelson today to turn out even greater numbers of still larger planes. The november record which Nelson described As Quot satisfying a showed that planes rolled off production lines continuously Day and night at a rate of More than one every five minutes. Numerically the output last month was 388 each working Day and exceeded october production by 427 planes. Production in november was 97 per cent of schedule the highest it has been since the program was initiated. Web experts said on the i basis of those figures that production this month would probably exceed the established goal of 9,000 planes per month. Nelson said that More and larger planes must be turned out by the Industry not Only to replace Battle losses but to add to the nations striking Power and Quot push Home the telling blows now being dealt to the guns Poi in Jap stronghold Allied Headquarters Southwest Pacific dec. 4.�?australian forces brought the japanese stronghold at Ware under close artillery fire today after capturing Kuranko. A half mile away in their drive to Clear the enemy from new guineas Huon Peninsula. The attack went Forward As Allied planes ringed the South end of new Britain with new raids carrying ahead an Aerial offensive begun nov. 20 to smash Supply centers and fortresses on the invasion route toward Rabaul. General Douglas Macarthur spokesman indicated the australians closely hacked by land guns and planes would require time to Knock out Ware situated in the Heights ten Miles North of Finsch Hafen. Fighting was taking place at three Points on a two mile front from Ware to Bonga on the payment report is made by Phil Ault staff correspondent London dec. 4. An unusually Large Force of British mosquitoes heaped new destruction on burning Berlin last night while a mighty Parade of four engined bombers after fainting toward the capital to confuse enemy defences rocked Leipzig with nearly 1,700 tons of explosives. Though the weight of the new attack on Berlin did not approach that of the Block Buster raids by the Raf s four engined heavyweights returning airmen probably was made by the quinoes. The raid came Only Twenty four hours after heavy bombers devastated another huge area of Berlin thursday night. The mosquitoes stoked fires still burning from the previous raid and set new blazes. Key Arsenal City. Leipzig key Arsenal City on Germany s second line of Industrial defense was left blasted and flaming by the Thunderbolt raid that constituted last nights main attack. The rafts new fainting tactic plus widespread intruder attacks on enemy airfields Cut the nights losses to Twenty three bombers and one fighter. Mines also were Laid in enemy Waters. The estimated 500 to 600 big Lancaster and Halifax bombers along with the mosquitoes took off from their British bases several hours later than previously and headed straight for Berlin More than one third of which has been devastated in five Block Buster raids in the past sixteen nights. When within sight of the burning capital the four engined bombers abruptly turned southward and minutes later were cascading 1,500 British Long tons�?1,680 american Short tons of bombs on Leipzig eighty Miles away. The attack ended three hours before plan move to share in taxes nazis dazed communique and crushed is expected by assault momentarily famed Winter fort Iii Axis Europe expected prisoners take., by the. Marines in the fight for Tarawa Wand he of Over As they hurry along the Beach Between files of their captors seemingly they hear the chirp of Rifle bullets overhead and Are trying to save themselves perhaps fire of Lap snipers. He taken on Tarawa and most of these were koreans members of labor battalions forced to work for heir conquerors. International soil lid photo. Prisoners were returning from the annual convention at Harrisburg of the i league of cities of the third class Bollati f mayor elect h. Allce Brumbaugh the scheme nudes make a showing on the tax rate but in the last analysis the tax councilman elect Guy z. Pearce and senator Charles r. Mallery reported today that local interest entered in the movement that will be launched again to have the cities share in the funds that Are collected from automobile owners through the medium of the gasoline tax. Much interest likewise was shown in the discussion of the 1943 municipal employ yes retirement act and the opinion prevailed that the act will have to be greatly modified before its provisions will be accepted. George a. Huggins state actuary led the discussion. It was the general opinion that in its present form it would he too expensive for both the cities and the employees. Assemblyman Ira t. Fiss spoke of the tax measure and he asserted that it was time that the cities should get their share. Ile said it lost at the last session because the opinion prevailed i ital the cities would Benefit at the expense of the counties. This objection he said will be overcome. Senator e. J. Coleman of Scranton spoke on the subject a a keeping America american a strongly advocating Home Rule and the preservation of individual initiative. The discussions of Post War work were instructive to the local officials and on the whole they rated it a very profitable meeting. Local officials did not remain tor the dinner meeting last night at which governor Martin spoke. The final water Bureau pays liberally to City fund As the years have come and gone the Altoona water department whose accounts Are handled separate and apart from the general City fund account is paying a steadily increasing volume into the latter account. The Ante for the fiscal year of 1943 is placed at $50,000 in the budget now on the Council manic Calendar for consideration. Sheif the policy was adopted originally about a Quarter of a Century ago the City solicitor in an opinion ruled that it was a Legal procedure but the sum thus transferred was not Large at first. For a number of years it was $15,000 or $20,000. In 1935, $15,000 was forked Over in 1918 it was $20,000 in 1939 and 1940 it was raised to $30,000, then in 1942 and 1943 it was raised to $50,000, but in each of these years $25,000 addition was turned Over making a total of $75,000 for each of those years. The theory behind the procedure is that the water department should something for the use of its quarters in City Hall and likewise for the service give i that department by tile City treasurers office in collecting water rents and for the service Given by the City Engineer City solicitor and Othni officials. The sum of $50,000 represents City taxation and it possible to v. S., scooped Amin on of wound is Fri till to big news expects break mine Foreman by Merriman Smith staff correspondent Washington d. C., dec. 4 the United states government scooped again on news of Allied War strategy conference hoped today to get an even break for the american Public on the announcement of decisions reached at Tehran Iran by president Roosevelt prime minister Winston Churchill and Premier marshal Josef Stalin. But they could make no definite promises of an Early and simultaneous announcement because of the apparent breakdown in a delay leave of inductees Range ments for handling conference news. Last nights Quot break by the official russian tass news Agency disclosing that the leaders Hail already held their Long sought conference marked the second time in a week american newspapers radio and the Public have gotten their first official news from a foreign source. The tass report confirmed a widely known but guarded secret that american newspapers and radio commentators had agreed to keep until the conferees themselves released the news. Tile tass announcement caught continued on Page 8, column 3 will change time of War to army Camp fund drives answer Jeneral alarm. A general fire alarm was sounded at 8.03 of clock last evening for a flue fire at the Home of w. If. Snyder 1303 fourth Avenue companies session was held this morning Harrisburg dec. 4. A state treasurer g. Harold Wagner reported that direct Relief payments i made to needy residents of Blair county during the week ended yes ter Day show a decrease of $46 from those of the previous week. I nos 5 and 7 and Nick b respond. Payments for the week totalled inf. Three Gallons of chemical were $1,225, which was $21 higher than used by no. 5 company. At 5 12 1 Thorpe ga., coming to Altoona from those of the comparable week of j of clock last evening no. I company this it station last year. Payments by the Bureau was called by a still alarm to the of assistance disbursements in the budget dress shop 1321 eleventh state Treasury department follow Avenue where a cellar window was current week $1,225 previous found afire. The firemen used three week $1,271. \ Gallons of chemical. Payers it when they foot their water Bills which As is Well known were increased some iou a or five years ago. Children found dead. Chester pa., dec. 4. The three Young children of Frank and Marie Sousa Chester ship Yard workers were found dead today in their Home the victims of which seeped into their bedroom from four open jets of the Kitchen officers recruit was two lieutenants in the women a army corps the was reported to the armed forces induction station at the Altoona armory this morning for a new assignment being welcomed by major Arthur t. Eaker commanding officer. They will assist in the new drive for recruiting for the women s army. Second lieutenant Anne Mcgovern is assigned to the Public relations department and will direct publicity throughout the Altoona area. Second lieutenant Marguerite f. Doscher is assigned As the aviation c corps recruiting specialist this being a new Branch for the women a army. Lieutenant Mcgovern is a native of Bridgeport conn., Hor father boing Well known As a newspaper editor. She took her Basic training at fort Devens mass., arid trained further of Camp Davis n. C., in the Public relations Branch. She was commissioned at fort Ogle it in it Irons and Norman Johnstown. Forty five additional registrants were accepted for Tho armed forces after examination at the Altoona armory yesterday the group being furnished by the no. I Bedford county selective service Board at Bedford. Twenty men were taken for the army and they will leave for new Cumberland on dec. 27, being allowed several additional Days furlough due to the Christmas holi i Days. Those accepted yesterday i follow Navy Ime a Lilii i Calvin Cia Jont a Nej i to sew it Oberland. Thomas Weaver. Altoona k. Jul. No. 2, Box Celt tor Campi Richard wooden Getz Jill West eleventh Street Tyrone. Aviation i adds. Arden Dalton Lightner. Hyndman. It. La. No. I. Plummer Wimer Koontz or bed Ord r. I. No. Frank Mcketta Yukon. Marine corps. Robert Abram Clapper Hyndman r. Ii., no. 4, William Donald Elliott Bedford r. D. No. 3 Marcellus Donahue Flint Mone. Afd., Alvin Dickens klans. 1, Niv crawl. A y. James Keo Eichenlaub Hus fifth Avenue wast Juniata. Altoona. Hulbert Kenneth Lark. Glenn Matthew Fisher James William Wright Kenneth Delbert Hite Francis Clyde hence Allol Bedford Bruce Ola re Nee Cook. Albert Ellsworth Cook both Hyndman flank person John or Bernard James Kay hould. Both Linier John Philip Turner Wester Dallas Hill be -. Both new Benns Vista Howard John May jr., Buffalo Mills Harry Horner jr., Wellsburg Edward Jay Shaffer Osterburg r. D. No i Robert Dean continued on a ago 8, column 3 at the request of the Federal government principally the office of War information the Blair county War and Community Chest fund will conduct its final mid Winter Campaign in january. Thereafter Tho local organization will join the National War fund in its annual fall Campaign. Thus the first drive under the new setup will be in the fall of 1944. The National government earlier i had set aside the month of october and the first week in november As the period for the National Wai fund Campaign aligning with it All local Community Chest fund appeals. The reason Given for this specific time was that ii otherwise Raould not interfere with War Bomi and other special drives by tile government. Locally a fall Campaign will be advantageous because it will tie in with the National drive and it will receive the benefits of National publicity through the newspapers radio and other Media. The Blair county War fund was organized in 1941 As part of tile National War fund to raise Money simultaneously for All War created Relief societies thereby eliminating a multiplicity of individual campaigns. The local War fund drive that year was highly successful. In 1942, however the boards of tile Altoona Community Chest inc., which has conducted an annual continued on Page 8, column 4 while doing the family butchering at his Home at Robertsdale r. yesterday Jacob Foster Bollinger accidentally received a Bullet in the Abdomen from a 22 calibre Rifle arid died shortly after Ward. Or. Bollinger was assisting with the butchering. The Rifle was St Anding against a barrel and when he picked up the weapon which had been used to shoot the hogs it was discharged in some manner the Bullet striking him in tile Abdomen. He was a son of Jacob and Margaret Faker Bollinger and was Horn at Dublin Mills Fulton county Jan. 29, 1875. He was employed in the Coal mines in the Broad top Region All his life and for the past Twenty seven years was mine fore-1 Man for the Rock Hill Coal company at . Or. Bollinger was Active in civic affairs throughout thai Region and was vice president of the three Springs National Bank a member of. Cromwell Lodge free and accepted masons at Orbisonia the Harrisburg consistory and of Jaffa shrine in Altoona and the methodist. Church. On Jan. 16, 1894, lie was United in marriage with Lulu Kerling who survives with these children prank Bollinger of Robertsdale Harvey Bollinger of Wood mrs. Earl Clark and mrs. Chi Huston both of Dudley and Ned Bollinger. At Home and three Brothers and one sister. Charles of York Isaac of three Springs Bertie f. Bollinger of Colver and mrs. Etta stains of three Springs. Friends will be received at the Home. Weather for dec Aht. Washington. D. a Dee. 4 Western Pennsylvania fair with rising temperature today. Not As cold tonight As last night. Sunday fair and slightly warmer. Cations May have to be abandoned very quickly by enemy. By a. R. Clan am. State correspondent. Allied Headquarters. Algiers. Dec. 4.�?american and British troops advanced today in their All out offensive toward Rome. Capturing the main Mountain Barrier on the Road northward and driving two to six Miles through German defences which collapsed under an enormous weight of tanks planes and guns. Germans routed. Reynolds Packard. United press correspondent on the 5th army front reported lieutenant general Mark w. Clarks Fortes drove up in Heights of mount Camino to rout the germans from peaks controlling the Caplin borne Road following a heavy artillery barrage. A Madrid dispatch quoting italian Routier reports said the germans fear they will have to abandon the remnants of their Winter line quickly and that the British St army was expected soon to push for Culmona and thence for a Ozzano. Directly threatening the Southeast approaches to Rome the massive weight of the Allied assault left the germans dazed arid crushed in their riddled Winter line which was expected to collapse at any time and permit tile Allied troops through to the open Plains leading toward tile italian capital. Important advances. Tin most important advances went directly through the enemy a Mountain strongholds deeply fug in expectation of holding the allies on the line seventy to eighty Miles below Rome. Backed by probably 500 guns Clark s men advanced up Slippery Mountain sides for a two mile gain across the 2,800-foot Camino peaks just South of the key town of Cassino which aircraft were reducing to ruins. General sir Bernard Mongoni continued on Page 8, column 5 nazis May be forced to give up railway h us War in Iii Mary lieutenant Doscher is a resident of Garden City n. Y., where she was Active in women s clubs and politics for More than fifteen years. Continued on Page 8, column 6 by i it Axis Europe rocked today under the Impact of powerful Allied blows and the threat of a decisive grand scale Campaign implicit in new decisions military As Well As diplomatic reached by Josef Stalin president Roosevelt and Winston Churchill at Tehran Allied armies in Italy drove toward Rome the 5th joining the 8th in a full scale offensive launched after one of the heaviest artillery bombardments of the italian Campaign. A record Force of British Mosquito bombers lashed anew at Berlin while the Royal air Force sent its heavy bombers against the Industrial enter of Leipzig. The red army clamped a constricting assault arc on the approaches to Shlobin key rail Junction in lower White Russia and appeared to have weathered safely the All out German counter attacks which had checked t be soviet offensive in other sector. The resurgent Battles by land and air fought against a backdrop of the wars most significant Liaison among the Allied leaders in conferences at Tehran and Cairo. Russia put formal Seal on tile open secret that Stalin had left his Homeland for the first time in More than thirty years to meet or. Roosevelt and Churchill at Tehran Iran. I i la railway men to report on poll a by United by. -. Washington d. A dec 4 official of the five operating railway brotherhoods will Meel at Cleveland dec. 15 to report the out come of their recent strike poll and to set a Date for a nationwide work stoppage of their 350,-000 members the announcement was made after a meeting of the presidents of the five unions who also conferred with members of the National railway mediation Board. The brotherhoods conducted a strike vote in protest against an emergency Board award providing a 4 cent hourly wage increase instead of the minimum raises of $3 a Day demanded by i he brotherhoods. Fifteen non operating unions also have taken a strike vote but have withheld action pending congressional action on a Resolution to validate their agreement with the railroads to raise hourly rates by 8 cents. Stabilization director Fred m. Vinson has refused to approve the 8-cent general increase and insisted on graduated increases ranging from 4 to to cents. By Hen by Shapiro Stair correspondent. Moscow. Dec. 4 front dispatches indicated today that a mounting russian Hanking threat May Force the germans to abandon tile key White russian railway Junction of Shlobin and pave tile Way for a soviet drive on Minsk. The red army reached the Dnieper River on a Broad front some eighteen Miles Northeast of Shlobin yesterday and were believed massing for a crossing in Force to sever the Shlobin mogilev Section of the Odessa Leningrad Railroad. The River normally freezes in this sector by dec. 12 and could he forced wit ii ease Over ice a crossing before ice forms would be most difficult Aud presumably costly letting of the Shlobin mogilev rail a would leave the German Garrison Only the railway to Minsk Over which to flee Shlobin. Capture of Dovsky Junction of lie to slave to brisk and Gomel mogilev highways crumbled tile German defences Northeast of Shlobin and enabled tile soviets to push Oil to the Dnieper and eap to tire seen in ii. More than too towns and villages also were engulfed by the soviets yesterday As they slowly tightened their arc around Shlobin. Moving up the Gomel Shlobin railway one column seized Salta Novka. Only thirteen Miles Southeast of Shlobin. In one area tile germans sought to halt the red army at previously prepared defences hut met disaster when the russians attacked from the flanks and killed 700 officers and men wrecked Eigl i tanks and eighteen guns. Latest reports also placed the i russians twelve Miles South and about Twenty Miles Southwest of Shlobin. Temperatures. The Low temperature last night was 31 degrees the High yesterday afternoon was 50 degrees and at 9 o clock this morning the temperature stood at 33 degrees according to thermometers at the Railroad test department building. To lie called upon to a yield or die under decisions. By Edward w. Beattie staff correspondent London dec. 4.�? president Roosevelt prime minister Churchill and Premier Stalin were revealed today to have concluded a conference at Tehran at which they probably put the final stamp of approval on plans for an invasion of Western Europe and the Complete defeat of Germany some time next year. Communique soon. A communique was expected momentarily that will Call upon Axis Europe to a a yield or die and proclaim Germany s Post War Fate in Broad terms that become increasingly stringent for every additional month she resists. Explosive crisis. The communique probably will touch off an explosive crisis in the Balkans perhaps loading to the Early collapse of Hungary Rumania and Bulgaria and hasten Germany s doom. First authentic details of the Quot big three conference about which the whole world has been speculating for nearly a month were disclosed by the official russian news Agency tass Early today in a transmission Over tile Moscow radio for russian provincial newspapers. The tass dispatch later was repeated in tile Moscow Home broadcast s. The dispatch consisting of Only three paragraphs said Quot a few Days ago a conference of the three leaders of the Allied Powers president Roosevelt prime minister Churchill and Premier Stalin occurred at Tehran. Quot diplomatic and military representatives participated in the conference at which problems of the warfare against Germany were discussed. As Well As a series of political questions. Quot decisions were taken which will to a Hohm. Indicate the duration of the conference the Berlin radio guessed that it began nov. 28 two Days after the conclusion of the Roosevelt Churchill Chiang Quot crush Japan meeting at Cairo and ended yesterday. The three Heads of state conferred behind barbed wire and minefields Berlin said. Loudon sources believed military discussions were confined largely to formal approval of Anglo Ameri an plans for an invasion of Western Europe at the earliest possible moment in conjunction with an intensified red army drive from the East and possibly a thrust into the Balkans to Speed their collapse. Balkan invasion there have been repeated rumours that the allies were on the Point of invading the Balkans from newly captured ports on the Southeastern coast of Italy from Africa or from Cyprus with a possibility that Turkey May be drawn into the War under her Mutual assistance Albino c with Britain to provide additional bases for the assault. Nazi broadcasts have suggested that general sir Bernard l. Montgomery commander of Britain a 8th army now in Southern Italy attended the conference. However most observers were convinced that political discussions dominated the Tehran conference. Germany s Balkan satellites already were so shaky that a joint communique or proclamation by the Quot big three Quot calling on them to surrender to escape that full retribution that awaits Germany could be expected to have sudden and far reaching effects. Hungary Rumania and Bulgaria previously have been reported extending peace feelers to the allies and informed sources believed they stand ready to withdraw from the War at tile first Opportunity. These quarters doubted that similar Quick results can be expected in Germany however even though the three Heads of state might explain that Early capitulation would ease though never Avert their Putler i ashment. Berlin though tass did not

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