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Charleroi Mail, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1945, Charleroi, PennsylvaniaOf Ever Riff work cure and enable. You to Bear the rest with fortitude. Established june Nineteen Hundred the weather Clear today and tonight. Nol so cold tonight. Wednesday fail and warmer. Volume 287 Washington March 1945 four cbn1 chief of police Bege enlists Aid of state authorities in Day Light looting of liquor 100 feet from police station prints left on top of revealed there was with the Leader of the Holdup pair robbed the Charleroi state liquor store yesterday just around the Corner from the police station. Airs. Clerk in the store who found herself looking Down the barrel of an made this Dis closure today. Man acted Peculiar like he mis drunk. The other Man stayed at the she told authorities whom today had no clue in the Well plotted Rob Bery. Chief of police leter enlisted the Aid of state police and an officer was assigned to the investigation. To Liege was Moie than to min utes elapsed time Between a. In when the bandits walked into the liquor store and the store Force broke out of u Java Lory where they had been con fined. To Good description is yet at hand of the smaller of the bandits. A thin Man was in charge. He did the forced the Stafl into the rear of the store fid cleaned out the Cash Register and Safe. The other Man stood at the door. Only a desire for an Early lunch prevented u. S. Revenue agents walking in on the pair. They had stopped at Lee s res-1 Tarraut at 11 30 upon arriving in to avoid a noon hour Rush before going to the store. Had these both Arm gone they would have found one Bandit guarding the a automatic pistol in his Jio Boih else in sight. Other desperado remained in the rear of the store to Complete his pilfering whiskey was Man Ager Robert a Kirchner reported today following a checkup this leaves the loot at All but of it stale store Money. The was removed from mrs. Puchinger s bag. S t r a n g e 1 y enough the purses of scr. Kirch Ner. Clerks Dene Farnsworth and Stella ski were not searched. But the Holdup Man did Sloan Farnsworth s new pack of Cigar ettes the latter was locked lip with Ilie in the lavatory. Never had such a t could t believe it when the Man told me it was a Holdup. 1 asked him the second time what he wanted then knew that the Gnu meant said mrs. Puch Inger. Was worried about my Little girl had stopped in store ii jul was admitted by the Bandit who covered the she is of a nervous disposition and 1 was frightened because of what might have happened to her. Lall Man seemed to be in to i Attr americans red Cross awaits results of canvass i House to House canvass to get under Way later this week the canvass of the business area of Charleroi in the 1945 War fund Campaign of the Arneri Oani red Cross is almost Complete and a report As to will be ready within a few Days. To d ate More than has been collected by the workers in the 1 iness area. In the meantime solicitation for funds in the industries of the chapter Aiea has been on and the House to House Eai Vass will not Start until this has been completed. Solicitors have been Busy for several be curing1 donations at Pittsburgh steel Plant in Allenport and the work get under Way week it the Charleroi Plant of the Corning Glass Cornea Jim. The quota for the Charleroi Chap Ter Arete is and much enc oui Agi ement has been Given officials of the chapter Here by the Early reports. In View of the that a full report cannot be obtained for several Days figures on the drive to Date have been held up. In the mining area of the chapter the canvass i is now under plans for this phase of the Campaign were made several Days ago. There still remains much work to to Pace 1. Hours set for Revenue men at Post office Here Deputy collectors of internal Rev Enue Are at the cd Post office today and will be Back tomorrow and which ils the last Day for filing income tax returns. The Revenue men will remain at the Post office tonight until 9 o clock to Nossis t seeking information1 on the filhiig1 of returns. Tomorrow the hours will be a. To 9 p. While on thursday the hours will be a. M. Until in id night. It is urged that All persons seeking to interview the Deputy collectors strive to appear at the room set apart for that purpose As Early As possible within the hours designated. Revenue men assigned to the Ohar Leroi Post office arc Deputy John Bryant non 1 Pilsy Caruso. Southern goal men will rely Gou Trule seen As Only Hope to Block strike poll of soft Coal miners March court ruling remained today As the Only Hope of Southern Coal producers to Block the strike poll of the nation s soft Coal min ers. The producers first Effort ended m failure yesterday when three fed eral agencies rejected their request to cancel the scheduled March 28 balloting. There was no immediate announcement of plans for an Appeal to the although it had been promised previously by Edward r. President of the Southern producers. Mine operators scheduled to work oni a reply to the wage demands of president John l. Lewis of toe United Imine workers. Burke asked1 for a cancellation of the strike vote on the grounds that no Legal dispute existed on feb. The Date Lewi asked the government for the poll. The nutionia.1 labor relations Board. War la Bor aboard and la Bor department yesterday said the vote would have to be taken As scheduled the a lib has halted1 All other work to devote the next 15 Days to preparing for the unprecedented1 poll. The vote will be not Only the larg but it will be the most expensive Ever taken under the Smith Connally Law. The says it Nill Cost the government to find out whether the nation i i soft Coal miners to permit Are interruption o f War production in wartime As a result of this dispute. The nil rib is recruiting extra helpers Mong housewives and insurance salesmen to handle the balloting. Will toe i Pread Over approximately Vot ing precincts in1100 geographical Divi getting Day for three Days work. Seven killed in a bomb explosion March persons were killed when a German demolished a Public House the Corner of a main Road in Southern England it was disclosed to Day. The operator of the his Mother and daughter were among the dead. A nearby school and a Church were damaged by the explosion. President asks big budget for Navy next year Twenty three billion reduction from last year March Roosevelt asked connies 5 to Day for a 1946 fiscal year budget for the Navy. This is n reduction of More than 000 from the figure for this year. The president also submitted a re Quast for additional contract authorizations of for the Navy. Half of or would be new authorizations. The balance would be continued from the current fiscal year. The request envisioned a Navy Dur ing fiscal 1946 composed of approximately men. Marine corps strength was set at and the cd Ait guard strength at the request indicated that the u. S. High command envisions full scale operations in the War for at East another 16 months. Tie 1946 fiscal year ends on june 30. 1946. Total expropriations for the Navy in the 1945 fiscal year about in 1944 the total was p bout the White House said the principal deduct ions were approximately in previous estimates of the Cost of the Navy air plane pro Gram and a drop of about 000 in Cash requited the shipbuilding program. To puce Vera Breitinger gets Charleroi paper from son in Germany chief warrant officer Arthur who is with Gen. Hodges something that made him homesick recently. It was Belgium. Is just like our Charle and no kidding. A River winds past the there Are Coal mine slate go is and factories. I was never so homesick in my life. I thought of All the other Charki Roi who have gone thru Here and probably thought he sent Back a copy of the journal de Charleroi to his wifi Vera and Mother in Law mrs. Adam 900 Fallowfield Avenue. The paper is1 a four Page format this Jendl 11 Janvier is highly interesting. One column re fers to reunions payment for iixlemmties1 suffered during occupation by1 the police radio Cut in for fire Utility truck praised Behanna s Atlantic super service station eighth St. And Moke an ave. Phone 1946. Car lubrication. Idea has Many advantages in use of ambulance and silent alarms Charleroi Borough in Grant ing the proposal of Mem Ber Robert w. Hoehl for a of the two any police radio system on a fire department Utility granted something which will have Many advantages for the Community Gener a Survey of the showed today. This Extension of the radio system will Cost or but will not toe a Burden to be cause it is id be expended from the regular fire department approx Ria where sufficient curtailments in other will be made to make the radio Purchase possible. Councilman Hoehl has cited to important examples for installing a transmitter in the Utility which fire truck Driver and maintenance Man de Wilson for checking on the alarm the Street traffic lights and doing Odd jobs about the City s Extension fire equipment. Recently an emergency existed1 at Corning Glass works where two men were overcome by Gas. A Call was to the fire department for the in Alator. At the time operator Wil son was driving fifth St. To do to Pace x. Iwo fighting now nearing take shrinking pocket of japanese left on Northern coast March 23 Day Battle of two neared the Popup stage today. Of the division gradually crushing the last organized Lesis Tanee in a shrinking pocket along the North coast of the tiny is land Only 750 Miles South of Tokyo. Probably than of the original Gamson of remained in the i pocket but Jiey were fighting to the death against marines armed with flame tanks and guns. Few prisoners were being taken captured an Fields on two War army fighters operating from air ships offshore supported fifth division s attacks with ibo Psi and shells. The Campaign along the Northeast and East coasts already m the Popup phase. The third and fourth divisions were Lundang up scattered enemy snipers in the Rock ii Fobell area. Only a single enemy pocket of resistance Lem amed by 6 p. M. Yes army fighters bombed and strafed targets on chichi in the Bonghi islands North. Iwo Jima in the face of in tense anti aircraft fire yesterday. Liberators of the Lith Aimy air Force bombed installations Ati suit Bachi on Paramus Iio and Kataoka on Shu Mushu in the Northern Kurie islands North of Japan sunday columns smoke Rose to feet filter the attack. Fog blankets River sector March fog blanketed the Western Pennsyl Vania area today concentrating along the three Rivers. Pittsburgh railways reported de lays in some trolley schedules particularly in the North West end and Orbe Street District. Thousands of workers were tardy. The weather Bureau said there was virtually no wind and visibility was reduced to 100 feet downtown. The fog would linger until dried out by the the Bureau said. County Airport reported visibility of one and a Quarter Miles. Hundreds of inquiries came to the weather Bureau from anxious Resi dents after yesterday s prolonged rain. The Bureau said the rain fall had Little effect upon the Rivers since the stage at the Point was 16.6 just one tenth foot above Pool Normal of 16.5. Signs showing out to russians increasing pressure on lines before Oder Bridgehead Mai. The Geiman High command said today that the red Aimy has increased the pressure on German lines before its Oder live about 30 Miles due East of Beilin signs the Bathe of Beilin was about to begin came from Germany and the front. An Allied a my quoted a spokesman at it. Gen omai n. Brad Leys 12th army Gro up Headquarters As saying the nazis had clamped an Iron gup of martial Law on All of Jaccoi dog to newly captured prisoners. The soviet Aimy journal red Star said a powerful russian machine stands at the Gates of the Geiman capital ready to unfurl the banned of Victory Over Berlin. A Geiman acknowledging Inci eased russian pressure in the Oder i Bridgehead North of Frank Fui said hard fighting German troops managed to contain the soviet pocket. Other German broadcasts said the russians were fighting to expand and join b. Weir Bridgehead Over the Oder for a full scale push against Berlin. The fall of 38 Miles East of Berlin and Anchor of the shattered Oder River was expected to Speed the March on the German capital. The f01 Tress City was captured yesterday after a 35-Day Battle. Berlin broadcasts said the soviets had attacked with especially Strong forces from Bridgehead on the West Bank of the Oder near 10 Miles South of and eight Miles South. Lebus lies 33 Miles East of Berlin. Beilin has conceded that the rus sians hold six. Bridgehead across the Oder on both sides of Kues trin East of Berlin. Moscow has not confirmed officially that the red army was across the River. Part of newly captured Buestrin is on the West and it is possible that the soviets crossed the River at that Point. Far to the marshal Kon Stadtm k Rokos Sovsky s second White russian Aimy broke through to the Gulf of Danzig with the capture of 15 Miles Northwest of the polish port of and three Miles South of puck. More than 100 other towns and Vil Lages were captured and thousands to Pace 4. Germans flying suicide Mission Remagen Ger Mai cd Ger mans Are flying what the americans Call against the first army Bridges across the Rhine in desperate efforts to Cut the life to the Bridgehead. Today it can be revealed that in the last five Days 135 Iger Mam planes have made attacks on the by inges. Sixty i a were shot Down. Fourteen others disappeared in the Clouds trailing a Onset like tails of smoke ural flame. Veterans advisory committee to meet the first meeting of the local vet Erans advisory which was named sometime ago with Archos borne As will be held to night it 8 o clock in the elks club. Cards have teen sent to the Mem Bers requesting their present at the session. Man is injured in fall near Stockdale walking along route 88 Thiu morn ing Rudolph of i Ell Ami Situck his head on a Guardrail Post near Stockdale. He wis brought and sent Home. Seen this morning Beautiful houseboats. Ready to come Back to his Job at the mail. Paper taking up the Roscoe River fight which a certain charter i paper has waged for 12 Vears. Scouts viewing for Eisenhower medal in paper Campaign members of the Charleroi boy scout troops Are seeking obtain a total of pounds each in the col Lection of waste paper in order that they May be eligible for the general Dwight d. Eisenhower medal. To Date each scout has an average of 750 pounds which Means each must secure 250 More pounds to make his total of half a ton. The scouts will have an Opportunity to secure Bhe remainder of their quota when they collect the remaining half of Charleroi next together with North Charleroi. The portion of Charleroi remaining to be collected is from sixth Street North to the line and from Bhe River to Oakland Avenue. Residents of the Section Are asked to have their paper tied in bundles and placed at the curb by nine o clock saturday so that it May be Secu red by the scouts and adult leaders. New attacks mad from Bridges in Remagen area Veteran u. S. Troops fanning out Zamboanga captured Maich an u s. Troops fanned out rapidly in Southwest Mindanao today against Only disorganized japanese resistance after capturing the administrative City of Zamboanga. The Swift drive firmly established a Bridgehead three Miles Long and nearly two Miles wide along Basilan Strait and brought the fall of Zamboanga four villages and two valuable Aird Romes. The effect of the initial Surprise of the now in its four continued. Gen. Douglas Macarthur emphasized in his communique that that japanese had not yet been Able to effectively organize their forces in the first 30 hours after the land seasoned Jungle fighters of maj. Gen. Jens a. Doe s 41st division bar Reed through three Miles of elaborate steel and Concrete pillboxes to reach Zamboanga. Japanese which fled to the surrounding peppered the advancing troops with machine gun and mortar but the communique said the enemy inflicted minor loss to our Domei news Agency dispatch recorded by claimed that Ameri can casualties in the operations totalled approximately 100 killed to pure 5. First army threatens to so Ruhr and upper Rhi Nelai nazi tank led troops Are sir Ped cold germans continue counter Paris. March american attacks from the Bridgehead gained up to a mile Tod and brought it. Gen. Courtney Hodges Vanguard within easy str distance of the Milchz super Highway Between the Ruhr a upper Rhineland. Indo Kina army still fights japs March 13 Loyal members of the indo China army Are still resisting japanese forces in Northern Tonkin province along the chinese it was announced to Day. A National defense Headquarters communique said the indo chinese patriots were continuing attempts to halt japanese seizure of the entire protectorate in Southeast Asia. Still alarm for Gar on Craven Hill Road a silent alarm at this morn ing took the local fire department to Craven s route where an automobile owned by the Bell Tele phone company had caught fire. Francis Herman was driving the Small Coupe to Monongahela when the fire occurred. Only Small damage resulted to the motor and Hood paint. Club Here has its permit suspended March the state liquor control Board late yesterday suspended these drink dispensing permits effective april 3. Ralph b. 1206-08 Pennsyl Vania for 30 society of Mutual help United 514 eighth 25 and Williams 436 pit 10 Days. Commencement Date set for june 1 by school directors Secretary William s. Livengood will be is announced commencement Date for the seniors of Charleroi High class of was set last night by the school directors in their regular monthly meeting for june 1. Announcement was made at a Prev ious session that the speaker for the occasion would be Hon. William s. Secretary of internal affairs for the Commonwealth of Penn Sylvania. Baccalaureate services will be held on May according to plans. The name of the speaker will be announced it a later Date. A contract for the furnishing of school supplies for the next school year was awarded last night to Kurtz of As they were the lowest bidders. School supplies include paper and other necessary items. An order was also placed by the directors for seventy new band uni forms. Six of the seven directors were pres ent at the meeting which was held in the Central office at the senior High school. The regular order of business was followed with warrants ordered drawn to take care of current items expense. March g Courtney h. Hodges troops Slugg eastward a mile at the Center of i Remagen Bridgehead today and threatening the superhighway links the Ruhr and upper Rhineland. British radio reported to the Bridgehead now is six Miles do and 11 Miles and that the am icons Are less than two Miles from 1 the germans mounted two so but Well organized counter attack against the Eastern rim of the Bride head. One by 200 tank led troops Vav stopped cold. The other dented first army lines in the Hills but the americans regain the lost ground. First army Headquarters annoy fun that Hodges forces in the South e of the pocket Over the Chr re Uli night captured a High Hill five Miles Southeast the captured Ludendorff a commanding a Broad sweep of the i Bank of the River. U. S. Shock troops were fighting the streets of Hoenninger and he at the opposite end of that mile wide foothold East of German planes tried 30 i tween 1 and1 6 p. A. To attack to Bridges Over the Rhine front dispatch twelve i shot Down. Bombs i bounced close the Bridges but missed. Reference1 to a patently to confirm germ reports that the h1 thrown at least two Pontoon-1 bldg across th.1 River at the Bridgehead supplement the Ludendorff Berlin slated that the America attacked along a line East of Rhei Breitbach and and b Miles North of the East end1 of t Ludendorff after violent it Sillery preparation. A nazi Broad cast quoting Reloj from German had quarters to Western front said the Nin Ai ignored division attacked norther of indicating that the pock had been extended somewhat at i Northern end. A dispatch from la. Gen. Omar Bradley s 12th army group Hea of waiters said the Allied tactical a forces needed a Day of Good to Lathi to unite huge sector in Center of Tokyo is burned out March Naissance photographs showed Todi that super fortresses destroyed to than Square Miles in the Cento of Tokyo and Square City Nagoya in their to heaviest raids of the War on Japa fifteen fires still were burning Japan s principal manufacturing Center and third Cost when photographs were Taki late some eight hours anti a b-29 incendiary raid. The remainder of the fires in the five Square mile target area i the Center of Nagoya either had extinguished or burned the Selvi out. The area levelled by flames titled Square feet. The photographs Shoi de 13.6 per cent of the total roof of thu air in us Cruzii works damage one main sub Assembly building Ted and 13 miscellaneous buildings i moderate damage at Tsukiji Plant of the Daido Electr steel the Nissan Hemici the Atsuta factory of the in Goya and the Sumitomo i jul metals Plant. Dinner served every Day but sundays from o clock on. And Spriner Chicken. Park Cailyn grand near my

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