Huntingdon Daily News in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
9 Dec 1943

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9 Dec 1943

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Huntingdon Daily News (Newspaper) - December 09, 1943, Huntingdon, PennsylvaniaN to n re i u m education build Imp the daily news the weath Eai Cloudy and slightly warmer with occasional Light rain to night Friday Cloudy and colder with fresh winds Snow flurries i in West and North portions Yoi 22 Huntingdon thursday december 9 1943 three cents per copy no 268 5alkans showdown near in Wake of conferences fifth army pushes Down Camin Maggiore slopes one mile from Liri Plain by c r Cunningham United press correspondent Allied Headquarters Algiers Gen Mark w Clarks Fth army has pushed Down the Imin Maggiora slopes to with a mile of the Liri Plain along in the main Road to Rome after Saring the germans from All kept two pockets on the Heights facial reports disclosed today driving the weakening Ger ans before them British troops ought across the Monte Croce 1 two Miles West of mount amino to within a mile of the nos of the Garigliano River a where the Liri joins that team Clarks troops mopping up in e mountains were on the verge a breakthrough that would Rry them Down into the 20 Lle Plains in a Rush toward the in of Cassino some seven lies ahead of advanced Ameri n forces on mount Maggiore North of the no secured Cam Maggiore summits above the Tal sector of the Road to Casio a new american drive was ginning through High country Lere the germans had Emp laced ores of Concrete pillboxes try continued on Page eight closeup ome economics vent planned by un1ata College featuring addresses by or inline b Mack mrs Florence t Onlin and Bruce Schmunk ome economics Day following e theme Home economists face e world of tomorrow will be served at Juniata College Fri y dec 10 the Days activities clouding lectures demonstrations Kiibits a Tea and a formal Din in have been arranged by Imda Gamma departmental us of which Florence Crowell senior from Buckingham is resident or Pauline b Mack director of e Ellen h Richards Institute at Jan state College will speak on and the War at the orning session meeting in Oiler All at a m mrs Florence t Conlin Educa Mal assistant of the Philadel Lia housing association will an illustrated discussion housing problems at the after Ion session beginning at m in Oiler Hall Bruce Schmunk supervisor of e juvenile court of Allegheny Junta will discuss juvenile de at the formal dinner meeting to be held in the Penn Offee Shoppe at p m Lambda Gamma club members continued on Page eight sitting in his chair at Teheran Iran president Rij Sevelt examines the sword of Stalingrad presented to marshal Josef Stalin by prime minister Churchill be Hind for right stands son Elliott aah photo relinquishes Post new Cumberland a dec 9 col William a Fulmer Phil Delphia commanding the army seption Cente has relinquished be Post to col Jesse b Hunt Ullivan id to become execute officer of the 1301st service nit stationed Here col Fulmer who served in bold War i with company m 3ethlehenv of the 28th division Mimande the local Post since gust 1942 col Hunt came re from Memphis Tenn defense workers meet hear plans for private Drill court sentences two Salmo men on serious charge two Saltillo Youngmen on wednesday afternoon at the regu Lar session of criminal court for Huntingdon county entered pleas of guilty to the serious crime Oil rape and Drew heavy sentences in spite of the fact that the two defendants threw themselves on the mercy of the court Edward Kenneth Nycum aged 18 the younger of the pair was sentenced to serve an indeterminate confinement in the new White Hill Industrial school and Blair Kough married and the father of four children was sentenced to pay the costs of prose cution a Fine of 25 and to undergo imprisonment in the West Ern Penitentiary for not less than three nor More than six years Nycum and Kough elected to stand trial for the serious offence with which they were charged criminally assaulting a 17year old Mapleton girl on the evening of april 17 1943 at what is the Ben Varner farm in hares Valley Union township As the Commonwealth concluded its testimony unravelling a crime almost without parallel in the crime dockets of Huntingdon county a Short recess was or dered by the court and when the continued on Page five yanks m is Aid Stork raid biggest yet hits new Britain u s army signal corps radio telephoto from Nea helping a italian Mother feed the baby they brought into the world in a Naples air raid shelter Are pfc Hyman Huberman left and pfc Sidney Berchofsky m is both of Brooklyn n y russian troops isolate rail hah of Znamenak liberators continue purge of armed forces several spirited Pep talks urging members to keep up Thi Good work and plans for a state wide localized civilian Desensi movement december 15 in which the Public will v not participate were presented last evening at meeting of the Huntingdon Bor Ough civilian defense corps the group gathered in the Banque Hall of the v f w Home which had been appropriately decorated for the occasion with flags and banners Arthur Neary presided at the session or f h Mcclain of Moun Union cheif air raid Warden of Huntingdon county the firs speaker of the evening urged the members of the corps to keep on their toes and be ready to res Pond to any emergency and not to forget that they Are trainee continued on Page six savings checks mailed the first National Bank of Alexandria on december 1 mailed out Christmas savings checks to taling the bight idea pack up your troubles leave Ein at Home and take the whole mily to see the Young idea night at the Clifton theatre tonight the first night and Morrow the picture which is ing shown As a Benefit for the kiwanis milk fund will be own again get the right idea d see the Young idea tonight tomorrow support the Good use which will provide milk r school children ast japs driven rom Rice bowl chunking dec 9 chinese tops drove Back into the key Shway City of Changten in Linas Rice bowl today cleared e last japanese from the debris littered streets at Dawn and at it reports Werel pursuing the Aten enemy to the Northeast the recapture of Changten by six clays after it had fallen the japanese was the biggest linear Victory in recent months troops crossing the Lan River Southeast of Changten Oke into the Eastern and West n Gates of the City which fell to japanese on dec 3 after a15 on farmhand facing charge of murder Mercer a dec 20year old farm Hamd today faced trial on a charge of first degree Mur Der for a triple slaying while his blonde sweetheart will be tried on a charge of being an accessory after the fact the youth William Albert Morell and the girl Janice Gra Ham were indicted late yesterday by a Mercer county grand jury which ignored a charge of accessory before the fact against miss Graham Morell has Agni fitted that he strangled mrs Helen Wilson 48 continued on Page eight i Algiers dec 8 the French National committee of libera Ion continuing its purge of col abortionists in the armed ser vices today placed two its admirals on the retired list As the arrest of a French general reportedly under the committees retired were rear Admiral Francois Micheller who fought against the americans at Casa Blanca in the North african land Ings and rear Admiral Robert Godefroy who commanded the immobilized French Fleet at Alex Andria and who for three years refused to join the allies the arrested officer was Gen Martin former North african head of the legion Francaise which is regarded by Gen Charles de Gaulle committee president As a hot bed of German spies the committee reportedly a planning action against the own ers and editors of half a dozen North african newspapers Anc magazines which collaborated with the Axis with unnecessary enthusiasm before the Allied landings markets new York dec 9 stocks turned irregularly lower in quieter dealings today when profit taking came into the list after slightly firmer opening american distilling led the set Back Selling off Points to yesterday this Issue hit a record High at 122 and closed at 121 up 7 Points Allied Mills sold off More than a Point of an Early 4point Rise steels motors and rails slipped Down Bethlehem sold at off u s steel off Chrysler 78 off is general motors off Santa be 54u off and Norfolk Western 182 off 2 special issues met demand nevertheless gains of to 2 Points were marked up by Amer ican can Lee rubber Fruehauf trailer Dunhill International Johns Manville and Lerner stores Duchess of Kent 111 London dec Duchess of Kent has been stricken with of Luezza it was revealed today King George i also ill with in Lurenza was reported making Progress toward recovery million fathers subject to Call new York dec 9 selective service director maj Gen Lewis b Hershey predicted last night that at least on fifth of the nations 5000000 prep Earl har for fathers would be inducted nto the armed forces within the next six months the 1000000 fathers will com Rise about half of the estimated 2000000 Man needed to bring the nations fighting forces up to the described figure of 11300000 by uly 1 Hershey disclosed during panel discussion at the second Var Congress of american in her shifty explained that the tried forces now totalled about continued on by Henry United press correspondent Moscow dec 9 the red army isolated the Dnieper Bend rail Hub of Znamenak today bringing under artillery fire the last German held Railroad out of the town against which the rus sians were launching a final As Sault from three sides after advancing 20 Miles in two Days to Cut the Railroad from Znamenak to Nikolaev the rus sians moved their big guns within Range of the line running South Westward to last by which the front dispatches indicating that the Fate of Znamenak had been sealed also reported a mounting soviet threat to the big Industrial Center of Koro Grad 24 Miles beyond while scoring progressive successes in the Dnieper Bend the red army yielded additional positions to powerful German pres sure in the Chernia Khov sector West of Kiev the ukrainian army Cut the Znamens Nikolaev Railroad at Sharokka 22 Miles Southeast of Znamenak and pressed to within finance group to make on contract Law Washington det Walter George d a said to Day his Senate finance commit tee would conduct a close study of the War contract renegotiation Law with a View to repealing it outright or at least amending features found contractors objectionable by the House already has written into the pending tax Bill now be fore Georges committee a provi Sion to raise from 100000 to the amount of business hat a contractor must do annually to become subject to the renegotiation Law designed to Recap Ture War profits considered excess Ive following protests by business Nen both at the Law and its administration by government Agen cies the committee ordered con tax experts to prepare continued on Page strike closes Plant Painesville o dec strike by members of the United workers District 50 today closed the local Plant of the Dia mond Alkali co which supplies As to a number of Lake Erie owns and officials warned that would last Only until night the same distance of Kirovograd other forces driving West of the Znaiden Karmelia Lin occupied Elizoveta Grad a 18 Miles Northeast of Kirovograd employing their favorite tac tics the russians were reported deploying systematically along the German flanks cutting enemy continued on Page six four Strong Jap basis 2 ships 72 demoted by William f Tyree United press correspondent Pearl Harbor dec of japans Strong bases in the mar Shalls Lay in ruins today victims along with two of her cruisers and More than 72 planes of a Power Ful american Fleet blasting open the Island studded sealants to Tokyo with avenging bombs upwards of 300 u s aircraft launched from four or More carriers struck into the heart of the Coral atolls Days before the second anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl one of the most Brilliant victories in two years of War in the Cen ral Pacific official reports from the Fleet Undler rear Admiral Charles a continued on Page ten russian planes attack big German Convoy Moscow dec naval planes attacked three heavily escorted German convoys trying to reach finnish Arctic ports Sank nine ships damaged three and shot Down 28 fighters it was announced today Sto Movik assault planes fighter bombers dive bombers and torpedo carriers of the Northern fleets air Arm pounced on the con Voys bound for Petsako and Var anger Bay to the West the re ports said without giving the Date of the engagement in the first attack Stormo Viks my torpedo carriers struck three transports escorted by two torpedo boats four trawlers and six coast Fuard vessels two transports Ivere sunk and the third damaged Stormo Viks attacked to big tankers and three trans sorts escorted by 22 vessels and 24 fighter planes both tankers and two escort vessels were sunk and 13 fighters shot Down Stormo Viks dive bombers and torpedo carriers teamed in the continued on Page eight by bry0on c Taves Allied Headquarters Southwest Pacific dec ninth straight and heaviest air raid on the new Britain 195 ton attack on the Cape Gloucester reported today in Gen Douglas Macarthur com Munique and indications the Jap anese May be easing out of Rabaul a flight of 100 liberators Mitchells and lightnings bombarded the Cape Gloucester area tues Day silencing All the enemy ground guns at adjacent Borgen Bay hitting villages and the Shoreline and leaving Ai drome targets blanketed with the raiders brought to 933 tons the total dropped on the Cape area alone at the Western end of the new Britain invasion coast Only 280 Miles Southwest of Rabaul in the nine Days of attack altogether better than 1300 tons have hit the islands North and South coastlines since nov 20 other aircraft attacked Gaa continued on Page twelve j g Isenberg clothing store robbed again the j g Isenberg clothing store on Washington Street was burglarized last night for the Sec Ond time within a month and a half As thieves used a similar procedure to Gaim Entrance Entrance was gained by break ing a window at the rear of the store the thieves then ransacked the store when employees arrived at the store to open for business this morning they found clothing scattered All about no estimate of the amount of clothing taken was Given today it was reported that 30 in Cash was taken pm a desk in the of fice along with 3 in change from a Cash Register off hand an employee told the daily news today that several topcoats could not be found state police officers and the local chief of police Are investigating the robbery Turk bulgarian Border is closed As tension grows by Robert Dowson United press correspondent London dec 9 turkish bulgarian Border hag been closed and Turkey has ordered a military state of alarm in the Frontier zone swedish reports said today As the United nations Turkey and Germany mane Vered for a Balkans showdown Stockholm dispatches indicated that the Balkans situation was coming rapidly to a head in the Wake of the Cairo and Tehran conferences but Ankara and Cairo believed the inevitable Balkan explosion was Mollath great offensives can be expected after 1st of year Days Jap radio reports new american raid by United press a new american bombing raid on Haiphong and Hanoi in French Indochina was reported by the japanese radio today according to a bbl broadcast recorded by the United press in new York the japanese account did not state when the raid occurred and there was no immediate Confirma Tion from Allied sources was rather than weeks or away Only a German Preven Tive attack on Turkey in Ai attempt to throw Allied plans of balance could provoke an immediate crisis most sources her believed though All agreed tha Balkans probably would be embroiled again in a full scale a before Winter snows melt among the flood of unconfirmed reports reaching Stockholm by diverse routes were these Erwin Romme German commander in Northern Italy and the Balkans has arrived at the fuehrer Headquarters of a conference with Adolf Hitler German reinforcement have been rushed to the bulgar Ian turkish Borders lemnos or the approaches to the Dardanelles and the bulgarian and Creel coasts of the Mediterranean Aegean and Black seas Dobri Bojilov o Bulgaria which has slavic tie with Russia despite his presen domination by Germany Heldt special Cabinet meetings Confer red with the Regency Council an met several High army t officer after receiving the turkish min ister than 100 bulgarian marched through the streets o continued on Page eight steel spurred on Pittsburgh dec 9 pointing out that recent United nations conferences indicate a tremendous offensive is about to begin by the Allied nations the United steel workers of America today called upon its members for even greater Effort in the production of steel for invasion Craft first students deported Stockholm dec scandi Navian Telegraph Bureau dispatch from Oslo today said that the first contingent of Oslo University Stu dents to be deported for Antinazi demonstrations were sent to Ger Many last night women join move to oppose bloc against subsidies Washington dec 9 spokes men for the american woman whose Job it is to adjust the fam ily budget to meet increases in food prices organized a March or Congress today to oppose the Strong farm bloc drive to kill tha administrations food subsidy pro Gram aroused administration warnings that passage of a sub Sidy ban would bring an immedi ate Rise in their grocery Bills the women directed their invasion at both sides of Congress armed with protests at any action that would bring a further Rise in the Cost of living i have always hoped for an is sue to unite the women of America and Here it is commented rep Mary t Norton d n j who said she had received continued on Page eight mount Union observers win Golden wings Merit medals the United states army recently proved to the observers of observation Post 107b of mount Union that t is really appreciative of the Loyal Unsel flan Devotion that each individual has put Forth in his Effort to win the War the chief observer William g Miller received a number of Small Golden wings and a group of Merit medals from the army these Are to be distributed to each observer with three months or More service and the Merit medals Are for individuals having served 500 or More Houra the Medau Art blut and yellow japs report death by United fress the Tokyo radio reported that rear Admiral Sohei Tashiro 53 died unexpectedly today at a hos Pital where he was undergoing treatment for a stomach ailment the broadcast was recorded by United states government Moni tors Muster out pay prospects Good meeting satisfied turkish minister discs with the u s army air forces insignia and Small Merit Bara attached special bars were also attached for a number of hours served at a recent meeting in the american legion Home chief observer Miller presented theol lowing persons with he Golden air Force wings William g Miller chief of Jack Obrian chief clerk recognition offi cer Karl Sentman treasurer Sia became almost equally strong1 Robert r publicity Cairo conference jia1 been Thomas Miller Chailey of the most important continued on Kif title m London dec for eign minister Numan me Nemeti Cinoglu issued a statement after his return from Cairo spies Sim extreme satisfaction with the conference and declaring tur keys attitude remains unchanged the Exchange Telegraph reported from Ankara today All military and diplomatic problems were examined with brutal frankness at the Cairo conference Menem Ebcioglu and As a result the Anglo Turk ish Alliance was reinforced considerably and Turkeya relations with the United states Washington dec 9 House democratic Leader John by Mccormack of Massachusetts declared today that prospects were Good for House passage tomorrow of legislation providing Muster ingot pay for members of the armed forces he said it depended on whether the Kouame military affairs com uni tree reached final agreement on the Bill today and both he and committee chairman Andrew j May d by Felt that it could done unless some unforeseen Snag developed Mccormack May and speaker Sam Rayburn d Tex favor a continued on Page eight former mayor of Altoona succumbs London dec 9 military circles said today that the climactic offensives promised by president Roosevelt prime min ister Churchill and Premier stain to crush Germany fro the East West and South can be expected any time after mid january by that time they said tha United states Britain and Russia will have completed the massing of 5000000 or More men along a great offensive arc stretching from Leningrad Down through Russia across the Mediterranean and up through the Atlantic to Scotland the lines will have been drawn and Only the signal Lor the Start of the offensive will remain the big three and their close advisers alone know the Zero hours an intensified Anglo americas continued on Page five bombs explode in Sofia station Ankara dec 9 delayed action bombs dropped by american planes nov 24 exploded at a rail Way station in the Loduena Quarter of Sofia last Friday causing extensive damage an Istanbul re port said today in an attempt to Speed evacuation of nonessential civilians from Sofia the government was said to have offered free Railroad transportation Tokyo wedge Washington dec Amaz incl Frank Tokyo broadcast admitting japans Long lines were being wedged led today to the belief that the enemy May be planning limited withdrawals from far Southern Pacific outposts such As Bougainville because of Allied air supremacy Board recommends Pardon Harrisburg dec 9 state Pardon Board decided today at a special meeting to recommend hat gov Edward Martin Grant a Ull Pardon to Paul e Boggs of East Pittsburgh who was found innocent of a murder for which he served 12 years i Western state Penitentiary to seek lend lease London dec Jugoslav Artisan radio announced today hat Gen Joseph Bro Tito has decided to seek lend lease Aid rom the United states for his newly established provisional gov rement flue fire checked yesterday afternoon members f the no 1 and Hook and lad or companies responded to a Lue fire at the Home of Mike Scialabba 1123 Mifflin Street damage Altoona a dec h Walker 87 former mayor under whose supervision Altoona was transformed from a country town i Ftp dirt roads to a modern City died today after a Long illness following his election As mayor in 190r Walker inaugurated an enormous Street paving program and instituted other forms Dii Riny two terms As Clitya chief executive served three terms As a of City Council re he also member tvs he was a retired Lui Llotd Pennsylvania employees oppose hiring of negroes Philadelphia dec residents committee on fair employment practices today faced a warning from part employees that hiring of negro motor Meri arid conductors by the Philadelphia transportation com Pany would result in chaos and impairment of the Cit i por tation facilities the unions charge was yesterday at a hearing before a panel of presidents commit tee the Union had appealed a Federal directive that ii jobs As Motorman and conductors on Street cars and bused at tax close of the hearing of pts i 0

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