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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1944, Charleroi, PennsylvaniaGood evening if you would improve your opinions it May be necessary for you to change them once in a while. The Charleroi mail established june Nineteen Hundred the weather thundershowers in the South portion tonight. Consid Erable cloudiness and cooler in the South portion. Volume 307 Washington june 1944 four cents if to be allies t t 241 seniors awarded diplomas last night or. Galbreath of Westminster College makes address on the topic we want Grace Elaine Sutherland is so Loist commencement is Well attended shuttle raid from bases in Russia is successful last night in a setting arranged on the floor of the Junior High school 200 members of the class of Charleroi High received their diplomas emblematic of completion of their Public school Edu cation. Relatives of boys now in the received diplomas for the absentees. It was the Selth commencement sex Oft the High and an excellent program had been arranged for the event. The gymnasium and Balcony wire filled with visitors and Many people were standing As the exercises started it o clock. The of the evening was or. Robert f. President of Westminster new Wilming who spoke on the do we want his address was very interesting. The soloist of the evening was miss Elaine 12 year old one of the finest musicians produced in and her solos last night were outstanding. Pile played two numbers during the pro Gram. By Cecil and by beet hot in. Her accompanist was miss Alberta Childs Wright. Music was furnished by the High school orchestra under the direction of c. W. Of born. Two were of the Tschaikowsky. And Herfurth. The Alma mater song was Sung by the clasp. Invocation was by . C. Pastor of the first methodist and Benediction by Rev. Jacob c. Assistant pastor at St. Jerome s. The diplomas wire presented to the members of the class by prof. W1. H. Principal of the senior High school. It. Galbreath in his splendid address on the subject we want first made introductory and congratulatory remarks to the. Class of 1944. He spoke of the War and the fact that we must win a Victory. His address Ivas divided into two parts. The answer is he said. In summarizing he pointed his remarks first to we Are in Earnest we must believe it possible for men to live in and reason for such a belief in and a belief in the decency of Man. Must plan for it it will not conic by Mere wailing. There must be a proposed and a United slats of the world. Among con he each nation must surrender some measure of sovereignty and a code of Laws must be devel the world court must be re and an International police system established. He said there Are Only two ways of under Law or and that Here in America we live under the anarchy Means Law Means order. We will not escape the next War so the answer then is to provide to 1. Initial attack is one one fighter lost Eastern u. S. Strategic air rus june first american shuttle raid involving the use of bases in Russia opened up All Axis previous Aerial bombardment today on a virtually unlimited scale. The initial such attack was completed yesterday when scores of Fly ing with an escort of american Mustang and soviet Yak fight landed at newly completed bases in after raiding romanian targets selected by the russian command. The targets attacked nor the bases from which thl fortresses came was announced immediately. Nearly 750 Italy based for tresses and liberators yesterday raided two railway junctions in Romania and with three communications centers in Eastern red air planes ran interference for the fortresses and their am Elican escort on the inward attacking German Aird Romes along the route to keep enemy planes on to e ground. Enemy opposition was slight. One bomber was lost and one fighter unaccounted for. As soon As the big four engined bombers rolled to a halt on soviet to Pauc Flag Day fete croup to meet monday night session set for elks club at plans about Complete the next meeting of the Flag Day committee is scheduled for monday june at the elks at o clock. Notices for the meeting have been sent out by Michele g. A. Secretary. Various organizations in Charleroi have been requested to Send representatives to the meeting so that the plans May be fully discussed. Local service organizations and others Are also requested to make arrangements to join the Community Parade on the night of Flag Day. June 14. The Parade is scheduled to move from third Street on Fallowfield ave nue at with the speaking program to begin at at the High school stadium. The program is now in the with the address of the evening to be delivered by Rev. Ted Pas Tor of the methodist Church in Mon Essen. Hon. Roy i. Judge of the common pleas court of Washington is chairman of the Flag Day committee. Local Man May be District s youngest major soviet troops smash Strong German attack nazis drive slight wedge russian line on front in Romania into High school Thomas Keefe. Is major age 23 youths May sign up in air combat Reserve in army june youths 17 years old May now sign up As of the air combat Crew i serve in the army air tha War department said in announcing a resumption of inc Tilisi me it program. Boys who pass the necessary physical and tests will be placed in the enlisted Reserve but not called up for training until after they have reached their Isth birthday. Recruiting was resumed to insure a sufficient Reservoir of qualifier youths for training next fall. The reservists who Are Leas than 17 is of age and nine months of and have graduated from Hiffa school a Tho time of for from three to nine months College training under the army specialized training Reserve program. Captain Thomas Keefe of Charleroi became a major on May 1944. At the age of 23. He May be the Young est major commissioned from the Monongahela River District. He is a graduate of Charleroi High class of and later attended California state teacher s. College. Be was in the first civil aeronautics class to graduate from c. S. T. C. He enlisted in the army air service on february. And attended Lin Coln school at Lakeland. Gun Ter Field. Montgomery. And graduated from Maxwell Ala. Sept. 1941. He became an instructor of pilots at Gunter Field. Ala. Cochran Field. A. Shaw Sumter. South Caro and in he was transferred to Walnut where he received his first lieutenant s commission in 1942. He was promoted to Captain in 1943. As Squadron commander. Major Keefe has been transferred from Walnut Ark. To head quarters at fort Texas. He has been training pilots in Southeast Basic and was one of the first Charleroi boys to be commissioned in the army air this taking place in september. 1941. Major Keefe is a son of or. And mrs. T. W. Of r. D. And is married to Lois Marie of Monessen. They have a son. June red army troops smashed a series of Strong German infantry and tank at tacks n the area of the romanian front and took a heavy toll of enemy men and although a com Munique acknowledged today that the germans had driven a slight but in important wedge into the russian lines. The penetration of the soviet to Northwest of the ancient romanian City was the second in four but the russians said the Ger mans suffered losses in car i lying out the thrust. The approaches to our positions were littered with enemy the communique said. One alone 900 Hitler ites were killed and seven tanks and three self propelled guns using Strong forces of tanks and the germans breached the russian lines yesterday afternoon after being completely routed by heavy soviet fire North of Lasi earlier in the Day. Beside inflicting the heavy casualties on the nazi the rus sians also captured a considerable number of enemy troops during the two engagements. On All the the germans lost Tzuni to pcs re 2. Yanks push on toward by pass fortress of Lanu Vio writes Charleroi too new Guinea clerk sends for local rubber stamp capture it. Five and one half Miles North of germans Small arms fire appears diminishing army now 13 Miles from Rome this is the Story of a Rived Money order clerk in today assistant Post master g. Hrold Smith of the pos office John c. U. S. Navy is also in new Guinea with Jimmie North received an anxious inquiry from that far off Isle. It Navy Post office Frank brow Navy mail clerk from new Guinea. Possible please Send a rub Ber stamp of your City for use in the Money order Section. Frank brow. F. P. When Smith received the request he reasoned that. Mail clerk had been making out quite a number of Charleroi or Ders and was either trouble the spelling of or had too Nuny of them to prepare. The rubber stamp is going out to the Navy mailman today. The information is Here to air forge Steps up Tempo of coast raids will Calvert Dies today after Long illness business Man had been m several years at Home in Maple View for Start inquiry into Navy cutback plans cancellation of Corsair fighter by United press army by passes beleaguered fortress of Lanu Vio in Advance up App Ian Way to out skirts of Genzano. Air heavy bombers reported leading powerful attack on anti invasion defences of West Ern Europe after British night raid ers drop tons of explosives on rail Hub outside French coast and German chemical Center Toi Leve Kusen. Troops smash series of German infantry and tank attacks in Lasi area of romanian front. Troops slowly close ring around isolated japanese Garrison at my Itkina. Offensive on Bial Island in dutch new Guinea brings reinforced troops of american sixth army to Ridge dominating approaches to Lokmer Ai drome. Smash twice within few hours on de Calais. Boulogne areas june session of Council on tuesday anticipating one resignation from their members of Charleroi Borough Council will next tues Day evening at s o clock in regular monthly session. Woman s result of Bee flying into Auto causing wreck a. June mis. Elizabeth Mcgaffick. 7ti. Of Dar died in Rochester Hospital yes Ial Dav when a Bee flew into the causing her husband to lose control. Automobile crashed into a pole. June 3 the United eighth air Force step Ped up the Tempo of its attacks on the French inv Sion coast today when flying fortresses and liberators smashed twice within a few hours at German fortifications in the Pas de Calais and Boulogne s. It. Gen. James h. Doolittle s heavy bombers led of Allied planes across cd. Noel by Daylight today in the Wake of a Strong British night Force which divided tons of explosives among the trapped rail Junction outside the French and the German chemical Center of Leve Kusen. The two attacks on the stretch of French Shoreline across the narrower neck of the Channel increased to four the he by blows struck at that area in some 24 hour.-. The first was a or assault by fortresses and liberators yesterday. Nearly 500 u. S. Heavy bombers escorted by a like number of fighters struck in two it the rocket coast. 1. Yinsu n carpet of sex plos Ives on the military studding the Rea. Thunderbolt. Lightning and mus to True 2. William or retired Charleroi soft drink died at a. M. Today at his Home in Maple View. He had been be fast for Many months after an illness sex Over several years. Or. Calvert was senior partner in the w. H. Calvert bottling company and maintained his interest in the Coco cola bottling co. Of Charleroi which replaced the earlier firm. Calvert was identified with the wholesale business Here for Many years and his name was linked v Ith Early development of pop Manu facture in the Valley. He was born in Brownsville oct. 1s65. His wife. Mrs. Annie Mckean died August 193s. A Arden died in while sen ing in the Ameri can expeditionary forces and Tho Charleroi Post of the veterans of foreign wars bears his name. Twp mrs. Jean Clements with whom or. Calvert made his and mrs. Alice Woods of California and three grandchildren sur Vive. They Are it. Calvert Clements who is with the u. S. Air forces in North Africa and Patty and Jack Wood. Obituary and funeral data will be published monday. Seen this morning Home grown Sluus berries. Twins in Forcen. Feasting on a broken water Melon at Fig huh Street. Ravioli and Spaghetti hollow every per plate. Call boy students for work on farms us Siam ii hearing on question to concluded monday be chief mate Dulick Home from aleutians Only one thing to say i m darn glad to be chief mate Andrew proprietor of Dulick s store 405 Fallowfield was greeting friends Here today on his first leave after months sea duty in the Alco with hip u he is awaiting reassignment from san Francisco base Headquarters and will boat Home until june 25. Plans is cause probe of Washington. June the confusion resulting from the Navy s cancellation of Corsair fighter planes production at Brewster Aero nautical corp. Today prompted a tru Man committee into cutback programs contemplated by the army and Navy during the next six months. Sen. Homer a member of the directed committee counsel Hugh Fulton to ask the armed services for a list of their anticipated cutbacks and terminations in production for the next six along with their plans for converting facilities to other War work or civilian production. Ferguson said the circumstances surrounding the b Rester incident prompted his inquiry. The Navy cancellation in that Case came without warning and created consternation among Brewster employees. Company and government sources have now outlined for continued employ ment of Brewster workers at both the Long Island and plants. Ferguson recalled that the Truman committee in its third annual report last March advocated checks from time to time to determine whether government procurement agencies to in Jar 3. High school students needed in Washington and Greene counties soon summer school classes Start june 5 Ami close aug ust 11 Secre typewriting. Comp to meter. Pre College courses in typing and shorthand. In Phis books and supplies. Douglas business College. Many Farmers of Washington county will need help in the weeks ahead to Harvest crops of All kinds. Weather conditions having been there is every indication of an Early and bumper Hay crop throughout the District. Is already or will be in need of work ing. B oys of High school ago or younger men who can give full or part time land women and girls who have had experience on the farm or arc willing to do their Best in the developing emergency Are being or Rod to Ler it the offices of Tho farm Emer gency committees of washing ton and Greene counties. The Washington county office is at 7 court Square West Cherry opposite the courthouse in Washington. The Greene county office is in the first National Hank oppo site the courthouse in . There Are some Fine opportunities for boys or farm assist to ref of St Olumn i. Minneapolis. June final hearings on t. E million question who named the will to held in Federal court monday Earl trial examiner for the i Cral Trade commission. The which at Washington Ami and will be concluded Here. one of the lending of one of the War s important claims exclusive use to the name. And contends ii has spent More than in my inst the name with the company. Storm surrounds Charleroi District Charleroi was the Center of a storm area last night at dusk but. Although districts in All directions reported the magic City escaped with a minor rain and blow. Lightning struck Trees in car Roll while Road outs occurred in Remote sections. Routes in Fallowfield township were covered with washed out red dog. Up the River the rain mild but there was a heavy i Piru to i lire Allied june fifth army by passed the beleaguered fortress of Lanu Vio in a fighting up the Appiar Way to the outskirts of to and the replies to Pope Pius with pledge to Span Rome from Battle unless Mare defend it. American artillery ponied Gen 15 Southeast of Rome Ami half Way Between newly Cap Tiu de Vel Letri and the papal summer Home a i Cas Tel in preparation Foi imminent assault. German Small fire from Genzano was diminishing but heavy guns Emp laced in the a Bai Hills above hurled rolling barrages 01 the App Ian Way. It. Free and a half Miles North of fell to Amer ican troops driving through the Albar Hills Between the App Ian the Vii Catilina. American forces at it Miles Northeast of struck on West Long the via the other main road1 toward Rome again Tierce enemy opposition. Another american Colu Miv Toltec from Val Montone along Thi via a Silina toward a with eighth army forces pushing Roi through 18 Miles away it uru to Pupe 3. Sixth army is reinforced at Lokmer Ridge allies continue steady assault on japanese bases in Pacific Maple Twilight have oldest residents Ravioli Spaghetti saturday and sunday. Garibaldi Dennl Evy. Grand party every saturday night to it fv-20 Fallowfield ave. Goodwill club. Mrs. Hannah Carson and miss Emma Beazell total 197 years in age living within a Short distance of each other two residents near Here have the Honor of being the District s oldest. Their Ages total 197 years. Charleroi and Maple View recently honoured mrs. Hannah e. Who was bom May o. 184-1. On her Louth birthday. Mai he 27 miss Reazella observe Al her ninety seventh birthrate. Both live within half a mile of each other and from Maple View Hill the Reazella cottage is almost in sight of Home. While not directly related they have Many rela Tives in common. Mrs. Carson was related to Cornelius a former outstanding and co Laiful Assembly Man of Washington county and try Roy i. Judge of common j pleas court of the county. Cornelius Carson was a brother in Law of Emma Reazella and James a former is. Her Nephew. Roth and aunt to by United press a renewed offensive on Biak is Lari in dutch new Guinea brought rein forced troops of the american sixt army to the top of Lokmer today and Tho allies continued their steady Aerial assaults o japanese bases throughout Tho civic. The u. S. Troops gained control c the Ridge after two Days of Fightlin up the Steep slopes and were enemy pockets on to of the which overlooks i coastal roads leading to Lokmer All Field. Than 900 South of tit Philippines. T or if of the Lions on the Lido and the Airfield i Advance of the ground and a american destroyer Sank three in cars killing 2ii japanese Soldier off he coast. East of other America a Lojis were it ported push diff the to in str big super party every saturday French third St. And Crest ave. 7 10 p. To f8u special party sunday m uht the polish 342 starts at 7 Welcome. Mil

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