Chester Times in Chester, Pennsylvania
3 Jun 1944

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3 Jun 1944

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Chester Times (Newspaper) - June 3, 1944, Chester, Pennsylvania Our churches today the Tymn inaugurates a new a refs of picture on Delaware county Church and their past sri they will appear rach saturday on the Church Page see Page 4 last City edition the weather Chester partly Clowry ind tonight ind sunday 68th 20809 Dally Len std wire re porn of in Ltd prow up and news service ins Chester a saturday june 3 194 Ruhl Ishup every Venino except sunday Price three gents decision on Rome Battle imminent Rev link Heads City ministers group for year election held at annual Outing on Crozer Campus Rev j l link a std pre siding elder of the Penndel District Delaware conference of the african methodist episcopal Church was elected president of the Cheste ministerial association at an Outin yesterday on the Campus of Croze theological Seminary or link had served As first vice president since last november when the coloured ministers association was combined with the White group Bison w Shefl ild retired Secretary of the Young mens Christian association was reelected Secretary for the Twenty seventh consecutive term he has served in that capacity under 31 different presidents representing All the protestant denominations in the membership other leaders chosen were Rev John Lindsay first presbyterian Church first Vic president Rev Melvln m heckler St Martin protestant episcopal Church mar Cus Hook second Vic president Anc Rev Ellery b Haskell Emmanue Baptist Church treasurer yesterdays picnic marked a Devia Tion from the usual banquet which was Given up this year in order to cooperate in the transportation Anc food rationing programs fifty three ministers and their wives enjoyed a picnic lunch prepared and served by the Cooks and housewives among the women of the Church of god Brookhaven a sports program was directed by George t Sargisson and include Tennis quoits and a softball game a Brief speaking session included talks by professor George w Davis retiring president and or link professors Gordon potent and Wil Liam b Mcnutt and or Rittenhouse Neisser were singled out messages Fie to their departure from Chester for other Fields after Loyal service in the association Rev William h Reeves was spokesman the ministerial association has been extremely Active during the past year engaged chiefly in study of Community interests As whole one of these included an intense study of the racial situation Al which time committees were appointed to work with the mayor and other individuals and groups other activities consisted of Field Day under the allspice of the american Bible society and other on the new testament league when members of the Gideons visited each of the City churches Christmas visitations were made to government housing projects arid another housing activity still in Progress deals with a wider interest in families taking in social and educational As Well As religious phases a committee on child guid Ance is now functioning actively perfect marriage hits the rocks Hollywood one of Hollywood perfect marriages was on the rocks today As film Star Joan Fontaine won a divorce from actor Brian Aherne charging cruelty the 1942 acad Emy award Winner testified that she Felt like a kind of guest in her own Home the couple married at Del Monte Cal in 1939 durable peace need cited by Church group new peace of Europe and consequent future peace of the world is dependent on a firm but not vindictive treatment of Ger Many by the victorious allies said a Christian study group composed of prominent educators and Church men both clergymen and laymen in a statement made Public in new York this week while corrective and precaution Ary measures Are taken to end the menace of nazism and militarism in Germany efforts should be made to enable the people of Germany to find for themselves the necessary economic conditions for a Good life the statement added the protestant group under the leadership of or John g Bennett professor of Christian theology Anc ethics Union theological Seminary was called together by the commis Sion on a just and durable peace to make an Independent study of Europe in the postwar Era with particular reference to Germany in the statement prepared after weeks of study and for which they Are solely responsible the group stated that the defeat of Germany should be followed by an immediate forced disarmament that Germany should restore stolen property and Aid in rebuilding what she has destroyed it added that neither the economic stability of Europe As a whole nor the preparation of the people of Germany for Freedom and peace would be served by extracting Repa rations from her Over a Long period the punishment of those most responsible for such acts of terror us the mass Slaughter of the people in conquered countries and the systematic extermination of the jews of Europe is an elementary demand of Justice stated the group declaring that crimes have been committed for which no conceivable punish ment seems adequate the group expressed belief that such punish ment should be limited to those whose responsibilities arc Central not extend to the soldiers who were implicated because they car ried out orders some form of temporary segregation might be devised for those who were Mere instruments in crime for the United Natlo engage in a Long Contin Rev j l link Chester Ford Plant receives new citation Chesters Ford motor company tank depot was honoured again for outstanding production records to Day when the award of a third army Navy e citation was announced by Robert p Patterson undersecretary of War in his letter notifying the men and women of the Chester tank depot that a second White Star had Jeen added to their e Pennant Patterson said in maintaining the Fine record which first brought you distinction of have set an inspiring example or your fellow americans on the production front this second renewal adds a Sec Ond White Star to your army Navy production award Flag and stands is a Symbol of your great and con inning contribution to the cause of re fido at present engaged in one of the Argest schedules of work since the tart of the War program the Cheser tank depot headed by Charles r Beacham Eastern manager has turned out More than 75000 armoured Chicles in maintaining its status As he biggest Plant of its Kinin the world it functions As a modification Cen or for about 70 types of combat vehicles that flow in from other parts of the country before the a Achenes Are shipped from Chester hey Are modified and prepared for he specific Battle conditions in the theatre of operations to which they re assigned a Asapha unit of Aberfoyle company sold Sale of property at tenth Walnut Street announced the Arasa Plia Plant of the Aber Foyle manufacturing company was sold this week to an undisclosed Pur Chaser and for the first time in close to 100 years the name of Blakeley Pioneer Chester textile family will be missing from among the owners of the property situated at tenth and Walnut streets the first Section of the Mill was erected in 1854 by John Lurkin first mayor of Chester and a Man with Many business Irons in the fire in recent years the a Asapha build Ings have been leased to a number of different business tenants the buildings were taken Over from Larkin in 1854 by Abram Blakeley Grandfather of William s Blakeney Trust officer of the chester1 Cambridge Bank and Trust we operated a Cotton weaving Mill the business continued under the Blake Ley management until 1910 when was merged wit i Aberfoyle an Galey and lord to become a Par of the Aberfoyle manufacture in company Blakeley continued to play a Par in the direction of the Combine business and William s Blakeleyjr is a present member of the Aberfoyle Board of directors we passed on the Sale of the Rasaph plan plaque at u Chichester citizens of upper Chichester township will dedicate a service Monument and unveil a plaque contain no the names of More than Oung men of the area serving he armed forces at ceremonies to in held on saturday afternoon Une 17 at the Boothwyn school Boothwyn and meeting House roads Boothwyn the ceremonies will be preceded y a Parade in which veterans Ivic and patriotic organizations As veil As boy scouts ctr scouts and school children and fire companies Al participate judge Henry q Sweney will be the principal speaker and Rev Melvin heckler Rector of old St Flarkins episcopal Church of mar us Hook will be master of Cere nonies Rev Merlin Rood pastor of Boothwyn presbyterian Church will Nake the invocation and Rev Cal in Harrah pastor of the Bible presbyterian Church Rill pronounce the Benediction seven Gold Star mothers in the Community will participate in the ceremonies the committee in charge of the affair Are anxious to have the names of All Young men and women of the area serving in the armed forces on the plaque and with this View in mind it is asking that if anyone in the Community knowing of anyone who has enlisted in any Branch of the service to re port their names to magistrate Robert j Clements a member of the committee before june 10 so that no one will be missed i 3lant this week Abram Blakeney a Yorkshire a born in 1806 was founder of the business which became the Rasaph manufacturing company Landing in Philadelphia in 1828 he was firs employed in Germantown then in Pottsville finally coming to Dela Ware county to be Foreman of weaving for John p Crowers Mill tha was in 1833 on Jan 1 1847 Blakeney Anc Phineas Lowndes started a textile Mill at Knowlton according to Ash Meads history he sold out to j William Lewis and moved to Cheste in 1854 taking Over the Larkin town turn towage 2 number explains new sugar rules Over application for Home can Ning sugar was the principal Renvoi for a recent change in issuing sue allotments it was announced Toda by Joseph Pappano chairman o the Chester War Price and ration ing Board when the program was first an he pointed out Eppli cations came in to the local Board All Over the country Long before tin rut was Ripe for Canning it a almost unbelievable but nearly every application was for the fill 20pound maximum and Many Hac 0 be rejected certainly no one at that time Mew How much fruit she was going can since no one knows even now How much the vines and tree Are going to Bear nor How much wll reach the Market for civilian use if tha crate had continued the sugar allotted for Home Canning would have been distributed Long before the late crops became Avail Able and Many people would pos slyly have used up their sugar of other Pappano reported that while Thi sugar Supply picture looks Brighte Han in february and March then s still not enough sugar in America to Supply All our wants under the revised Home Canning Ian two periods Are designated Dur no which applications May be made the first one Fortis Dos Rich ends june 30 the second is rom aug 1 to oct 28 there Wil be available up to 25 pounds of Suar for every person to use in can Ning food but Pappano urged that my the amount necessary be applied for vote canvassers get extra Gas Harr Shurr ins volunteers Artic Pating in the state defense councils canvass of Absentee voters Homes to ascertain proper military addresses were advised by the Council today eligible for extra ments that they were gasoline allot volunteers were urged to apply immediately because the canvass open june 14 tools of War delivered by cites truck Drivers Nick Daniels a big truck rumbles Down Morton Avenue late at night and pulls up to a Stop before the Sun shipyard Gate stepping into the Glare of the headlights guard says a few words to the grim faced Man be Hind the wheel the Gates swing open the truck grinds through and another Load of vital pump parts has been delivered because of the trucks speedy run from the new Jersey Plant where the parts were made another tank shop will be on its Way to the sooner if youd looked closely at the Man in the cab you would have noticed an Orange pin in Hla Cap proclaim ing his membership in local 312 of the teamsters Union Al local 312 is proud of this Driver who stays up till Midnight or later to Supply the materials m War Industry and equally proud of All its members who deliver the goods to and from Chester county and Delaware county War industries Nick Daniels Secretary treasurer of the local will Tell you other two to face t number 1 3 u const Chunil americans killed during the invasion of Wake Island Ore moved in litters to a camouflaged coast guard Lam for Transfer to the Mainland where be buried the capture of this important Jap held Island off the coast of new Guinea has brought american forces within striking distance of the Philippines 3 Jap troop barges blasted by is warships Gen Douglas Macarthur head quarters new Guinea Bat Lehard ened veterans of Gen Doug As Macarthur sixth army renewed heir drive on Lokmer and two other Aird Romes on Blak Island to Day after Clearing a re dec dominating their route to the Fields reinforced and closely supported y precision bombing of Gen George c kennels fifth air Force Jungle veterans on Blak Island resumed their Progress toward the vital air domes against fierce Jap resistance yank infantrymen fought their Way to the top of a Jungle Ridge commanding the Road to the airfields after huge Liberator bombers blasted map mortar positions in an 80ton ire Caslon bombing attack the bom ers with Only the narrow Ridge to Hoot at dropped some of their Job Load on Jpn positions Only 100 Ards from Amer can forces the action on Blak Island a a scaled in Gen Macarthur com Munique which of the first and Ance in several Days a u s destroyer the communal be said attacked three troop Laden a barges wednesday night the japs were trying to reach their own Ines from a Point West or Bosnick tillage american beachhead 3iak Island the destroyer blasted ii three barges out of the water bomber attack driven Oft five Jap bombers which attempted a night raid on american positions turn to Page 2 number 4 heats still on if youre one of those optimists who have delayed in putting in your Cree is in the belief that the in seasonal heat wave would soon Bate give n listen to these words rom the unsympathetic weather Man no Relief and by that he Means that its oing to be hot for a while longer Ven though his official language ones it Down to continued warm Cloudy skies May help some what yesterdays official High was 89 Allied use of soviet bases for bomber fueling opens All Axis Europe to attack Eastern command u s strategic air forces Russia first american shuttle raid involving the use of bases in Russia opened up All Axis Previ Ous Blind Aerial bombardment today on Virtu ally an unlimited scale the initial such a Lack was completed yesterday when scores of plying fortresses with an escort of american Mustang Rit soviet Yak fighters landed at nil completed bases somewhere in Russia after raiding romanian trivets selected by the russian command neither the targets nor the bases from which Lviv fortresses came was announced immediately however nearly 750 Italy based fortresses and liberators yesterday raided two railway junctions in Romania glue and with three communications centers in Eastern Hungary red air Force planes ran inter Ference for the fortresses and their american escort on the inward journey attacking German air domes along the route to keep enemy planes on the 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 wit on soviet soil american and soviet ground Crews began servicing nid re arming them for their return missions in route to bases in Britain Italy and Africa history seen made history was made today u joint russian and american military mis Sion headed by maj Gen John r Diane u s a said in a formal statement a claiming the this is shuttle ing that makes vulnerable All Ger Many Eastern Industrial facilities the operations carried out today Friday Mark the first Large scale collaboration of the air forces of Britain Russia and the United states other sources suggested that the women aiding War Bond sales Selling Bonds menus More than eating committee lunches and waving a pledge Blank in front of pros pets it Meinik climbing up ant Clown porches and ringing doorbells too degrees at p m equating opened up by the use essays record Mark i turn to i pc 2 number 1 Oming Home local Man finds Chester changed since War began editors note the tollo Wlna article was written by James flu canc who returned to Cheater rat cantly after winding up a period of draft serve it in Public service Camps in North Carolina California and Washington Heb leaving june 8 for the army you always seem to come Home rom a trip at some ungodly hour be five in the morning because hats the Way trains run youre anxious to see what Ches t looks like after an absence of to and a half years and in the numbering Gray Dawn you decide it oks like Home heres ninth and egmont famil r As your own name and a few arly cars you take a bus and note hat its running faster than it used run in fact youd almost say in Driver was a Cowboy that eed is a change youre looking for changes because Ouva probably been Reading the Cister times while of were away and you saw about them in there and in a few Days you find the facts infirm the stories you Marvel at the Forest of ship ays and derricks along the River ont the new acres of bulb oui and Bular refining equipment in mar As Hook on ill the Green Dou Darles of he City and on Many of the blight Sailde tie City you find Row tar Row of new looking Retty fancy and nost Warter Al Ough you recall that Many of them re said to be Only temporary or la them Church Jval a Jan when you went away if oms in real Stone behind what Uick id be judge Dickinson House at thirteenth and Potter streets holy Saviour Church across from the Cong oleum Plant lifts a new and More impressive facade remodeler since you last saw it theres the military equipment in drab Khaki standing in the same Pord Plant storage Yards where you used to and More hundreds of precisely aligned new passenger cars and there Are the a Mored tanks taking a ride on front Street Flat cars where you used to see 50 car frames stacked like paying cards Roll by a woman drives a bus and you believe it now that youve seen it youve Ridden with women bus Drivers in other cities and accepted them off wartime Phenomena but you just in your minds Eye Chester changed like that and it turns out to be the same Way with women welders of course there Are the people you and you and that one Over there it was them you really came Home to so not the streets and buildings there Arent so Many Young men around and you notice tru walking in groups perhaps a Little More frequently than you used to you Auk about some boy who was still in High school last time you saw him they Tell you Hes Tun u fact 2 number 2 just ask some of the women who Are the Chester areas Purt in the fifth War Lour drive starting june 12 to mrs Leon Adams 117 Easl Chc Loti Road Park Sld Chol nmn of the purest do committee it Means two or three hours a Day taken away from the Nunu Gernentz of her House hold theres no ways tin peril of people you know Wilh whom you Exchange Borough news thai Down the number of visits n any you can make everyone Coop Ruve though mrs Adams says with the exception of one family which refuses on principle to buy Stamps or Bonds to a disc there agin the War and Treyve caused no hard feelings she adds mrs Leslie Aaron 15 Spruce Street Marcus Hook who has cling fac of the women drive in Marcus honk Llomis he checking and transportation of Jond receipts and the supplying of Ihn Ngn to the sales Booths one of ice most chores their District wins a Booth in the Viscose Plant and it line ones from time to time in the Community stores to add Glamor and attract inter est to the approaching drive n pro Gram of entertainment is being planned in the local Ami dt1 tails of which will be announced by the Chester chairman Richard o Burn next women will learn How to Tell their prospects about it it the committee luncheon next thursday noon in the Owca loss of funds through Holdup or theft wont he the problem this time t was during the last drive because now nil the committee leaders carry insurance supplied by the War finance committee this time the Chester quota is women who arc willing help raise the fund in their Dis a lots Are being urged to submit their to chairman Burn at the Delaware county National Bank allies reply to Pope As nazis push defences Allied Headquarters Naples fifth Arm i bypassed the Bel ensured fortress of Lanu Vio in a fighting Advance up the Auping Way to the outskirts of Genzano Toi Day and the Allied command replied to Pope Pius with Futi pledge to spare Rome from Battle unless the germans def Ridl it inc Ricsin artillery pounded Genzano 15 Miles Southeast of Rome and Halfway Between newly captured Velletri arid the papal summer Home at Castel Gandolfo in preparation for Imp mount assault German Small arms fire from Zano was diminishing but heavy guns Emp laced in the Laban Hills above hurled rot bombers smash Ling barrages on the App Ian coast line 4 times in a Day Pas de Calais Boulogne blasted Paris rail Center hit London United states eighth air Force stepped up tin Lempo of its attacks on the Frencl invasion const today when Fly if fortresses and liberators smashed twice within a few hours at germ fortifications in the pcs de Calais and Boulogne areas Lieut Gen in tics h Dollt Llcy heavy bombers led hundreds of Al lied Lunos across the Channel b Daylight today in the Wake or i Strong British night Force which do Al did 3000 tons of explosives among the trap pcs rail Junction outside Paris the French const and ill German chemical Center of la Var Kuse n the two attacks on Trio stretch o French Shoreline across the narrow est neck of the Channel inc Casee to four the heavy blows struck n1 that Nroa in some 24 hours the first was n record or near record assault by 100 fortresses and Liber tors yesterday nearly 600 u 8 heavy bombers escorted by n like number of lighten struck in two in pcs at the1 so called rocket coast laying n carpet of explosives on the my Karinus military Lastala Inmom studding the area Thunderbolt Light neg and mus Tang fighters accompanied the fort resses and liberators in their second straight Day of assault on Tho nazi targets 20odd Miles from Southeast turn to Page 2 number 7 police Campaign Degaulle trip on craps games craps games in the City must be broken up declared magistrate h Robinson Lowry in police court this morning adding and Veara going to break them up by making an example of everyone brought before is the statement was made by judge Owry in sentencing Atnes Rich Mason of the 100 Bockol scr in Street to pay a Fine of or serve 00 Days in the county prison according to patrolman Leroy a Ichardson he and patrolman John leed noticed a craps game n Prog near front and Concord ave Lue and at the approach of police in players James Richardson As taken into custody Richardson denied this morning hat lie was in the same saying in had just came out or a nearby Louse and was cutting across the of when he was arrested a watch in the Vicinity of front my Concord near the Chester boys club was set when i letter was re Eivid by mayor Ralph r Swarts rom judge Albert Quilon Macdade Ling attention to craps games in he neighbourhood judge Macdade wrote that he had made a Surprise visit in the area complaints Scro Rie Elved that Ames were being Pia cd acting on he letter chief Andrew Desmond ordered a close Check by the police bitten by dog mrs Victor Popdan 116 Parker tract notified Chester police Fri Lay afternoon that her son Ray mond age 4 had been bitten by a neighbourhood dog Bond admits four theatre thefts sentence put off pleading guilty to eight thefts in the county including four in Ches Ter theatres West Bond of Phila Delphia was brought before the county court yesterday but sentencing was deferred Day until june 22 two Days ago find and William Cunningham also of Philadelphia were held without Ball by Magis trate r Robinson Lowry after a hearing in which the pair admitted robbing four Chester theatres May 2 and 3 earlier both youths had a car no in Lansdowne May 17 when they were charged with entering and robbing the Darby theatre Darby at that time they admitted hey broke into vending machines n four Chester movie houses including the Stanley Apollo boxy and Washington in addition to taking Money they admitted taking three suits of clothes and one pair of shoes yesterday Bond formally pleaded Ulley to the cog t often pcs of Burg Ary and larceny the Case against ils companion Cunningham will presented to the grand jury next week if the jury indicts him he will stand trial later in the month in court yesterday officer Charles Hardman of the Chester police testified that Bond admitted breaking into the vending machines at the four theatres Bonds counsel Edward f hitch cock told the court that Bond had Olfred to make restitution and asked judge Henry o Sweney for a sentence which would allow for induction into the army Bond was sentenced to the Huntington reformatory by a Philadel phia court on an assault and Battery charge Solomon hey represented the District attorneys office in yester Days proceedings asks Early a team because he suffers from stomach ulcers Francis a of try of upper Darby appealed to the county court yesterday to Grant him a 25 Days before his minimum sen tence was served Cady twice arrested for Book turn u ran i cum i Way my Costel Racelo five and Miles North of pc Lifet Tell to ican troops ban Hills Between the App and the via Casillan american forces at Valmo Tont 10 Miles Northeast of Velletri struck out West along the via Casillan other main toward Root against fierce enemy opposition another american column rolled Southeast from Valz Tontone along the via Catilina toward a Junction Rome free of London Gennava Truillo today broadcast a new Ollum by a that Rome u from German armed the germans on new rom occasions have made a a altar assertion denying Allied that Nail Matt tue Focca Are in control of the Eity with eighth army forces on through Ferentino it Miles away and n French column through the Hills South of the Hlf Way As his or macs closed the on from positions As close As 13 away general air Henry Maitland Wilson supreme Allied Gomma Defi in the Mediterranean formally pledged that Allied military i tics would take every precaution in their Power consistent with sent Al military acquirement a to safeguard the population of Bonn and its historical and Rel Slous monuments though he made no re Ferenda to turn to Page 2 number May be delayed Washington a Leared today in the path of Geril Charles de Gaulle head of Tench National committee of l Craton which might delay i no to London in response to nil Talon of prime Churchill a spokesman for the French Patlon in Washington said the Atlon had Hcan accepted and the general is ready to leave Algiers at1 by moment but As yet no trans mutation has been provided v in diplomatic circles it was Inu mated that de Gaulle might Cave for some time in View of i act that no Clear understanding teen reached on the authority in and the United states Are no to extend to the French con Tec after the invasion v a Sills do pad Degaulle was reported insisting in an agreement with his he Calls a the same line of is the agreements already made with the dutch belgian and norwegian governments for civil con Rol of their respective countries these agreements were announced May 16 but As yet no such agree Nunt has been reached regarding i prance French officials in Washington Aid the committee has completed t us own pos invasion plans but de ires to know whether they Are in Ine with Allied plans in Short he committee desires an agreement Al thou which it was said the action of France would be confused and clashes among different cents might arise topics of times Why is it the tires on your Neath Jors car always seem to last All the school kids soon will Beta i Catlon and that when ads every Day is Day on the Home in the Garden deliver he goods do your share of Bond buying i mosquitoes arc taking up but Lack Riding for the summer one of the easiest ways my fat is by just loafing Ryling to keep Cool in today Tabson bedtime Story Chester Rami Charclia comics court pc Kirli Cross panic Edjon Hukin 11 Marla Ceuch Media twi 11 out Carlm 2 Reanon 4 11 radio profi 3 i serve Nam 12 society it Tolmei flt it won inf

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