Somerset Daily American in Somerset, Pennsylvania
21 Sep 1942

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21 Sep 1942

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Somerset Daily American (Newspaper) - September 21, 1942, Somerset, Pennsylvania Three great services associated press wide world Central press some daily american morning messenger from the roof Garden of Pennsylvania volume fourteen number to. Somerset pa., monday september 21, 1942. Three cents Here a part of Price nazis for a a victories no wet Quot. In japs Wilh nazis in spy ring Here in Stalingrad retake13ritish 2-4 ton bombs More streets leave Munich mass the germans have succeeded in making Long gains in their Campaign in Southern Russia but Only at the Cost of a tremendous sacrifice of men and materials. Part of the Price they have paid is pictured above a Long line of dishevelled German soldiers marching along a Road near of soviet soldiers. Now reinforcements of crack siberian troops have been hurled into the Battle for Stalingrad by the russians making it possible that the nazi losses will have been made in vain. Two deaths result from engine blast near Listie Early saturday morning three others seriously injured Are Hospital patients funerals today the death toll in the terrific explosion of a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad freight engine on the Somerset Cam Bria Branch at Listie Early saturday morning increased two with the death of Clarence Ohler 23. Of Sand Patch near Meyersdale later saturday morning. Ohler died of severe steam Burns Over the entire body just a Short time after the discovery of the body of John l. Berkley 62, West race Street Somerset who was thrown from the engine cab for a distance of 500 feet and instantly killed. Berkley met instant death. The clothes were torn from his body which was badly burned and mutilated. Ohlers death occurred in a Somerset ambulance in route to a Pittsburgh Hospital where Ohler would have undergone special treatment for the Burns he suffered. In the meantime the three injured members of the train Crew Are being treated at Somerset Community Hospital to which place they were rushed As patients saturday morning immediately following the explosion. Most seriously injured is Arthur Hartzell 24, of Somerset who suffered steam Burns Over the entire body almost As serious As those of Ohler. Hospital attendants said sunday night that Hartzell was in a serious condition but has a Chance to recover. Also in the Hospital Are Burdine s. Wilson 54, of Berlin suffering scald Burns and extensive injuries lacerations and bruises and Jacob g. Cook 56. M Byersdale minor scalds and layers ions of the face. The conditions of both Wilson and Cook were reported to be improved but they were not considered to be out of danger. All Are suffering from Shock. Probe blast although an investigation is underway by officials of the Pittsburgh office of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad the interstate Commerce commission and the Somerset county Coroner no cause of the explosion has be n Given As yet. Or. P. C. Bosch Somerset county Coroner said sunday night that there would be an inquest but no Date had been set. Berkley and Ohler were Engineer and fireman respectively on the second of two engines commonly known As a a double header in Railroad language and were assisting in pulling a train of Coal cars toward Somerset on the Grade at Listie. The first engine of the double header was driven by Cook with Wilson As fireman. Hartzell was the brakeman and is believed to have been somewhere near the second engine when the explosion took place. About 1 05 saturday morning the time at which Berkley Swatch had stopped the boiler of the second engine suddenly exploded with a terrific Force Rose High into the air and travelled almost in a single piece for a distance of More than 1000 feet before it struck Earth directly in front of a Small House. The explosion threw both Berkley and Ohler from their cab Ohler being knocked to the ground a Short distance away and Berkley catapulted through the air into a Stream 500 feet away where his body was discovered sometime later. Hartzell also was said to have been thrown by the Force of the explosion of the second engine. The Hugh flues in engine number two a conglomeration of pipes weigh-in0 tons also was thrown into the air and travelled for a distance of some 300 Yards before it landed beside the Railroad tracks. The Force of the explosion sent the flues sailing Over the top of the first engine and smashed the cab in which Weie Riding Cook and Wilson then brok3 steam pipes and fittings on the engine As it just missed smashing into the boiler of the first locomotive. Thrown from cab Cook and Wilson were also thrown from their cab to the ground by the Force of the crash. Strangely enough not one of the Coal cars was derailed nor was the track bed. With but a few minor exceptions damaged. Within a Short time after the crash residents of Listie were on the scene. Some expressed the opinion that they thought the world was coming to an please turn to Page two release Byndas on $1500 Bond William Byndas of Cleveland Ohio who admitted to firing the Bullet which ended the life of Verna Kaber of it liners no. 2 last monday evening furnished Cash Bond of $1,500 and was released from jail. Byndas will return to Somerset for court trial in the event of the finding of a True Bill by the december grand jury. Byndas had been in jail since last monday about Midnight. Throughout the week friends contacted his relatives and the Bond for his release was raised. Ends family party killing wife and self Honesdale. Sept. 20�? up a a family gathering came to a tragic end mar today when Harvey Hadden 45. Shot and killed his wife Marjorie 40, and then turned the gun on himself inflicting mortal wounds. Coroner Vernon b. Walsh said it was a Case of murder and suicide. Ten relatives had gathered at the Hadden Home near Rileyville about nine Miles North of Honesdale. They w Ore chatting peacefully when the conversation turned to haddens single barrelled Sho gun which was leaning against a door Jamb. Suddenly Hadden picked up the gun in. Erred a Shell of the single Ball Type used in Deer Hunting and fired Point Blank at his wife who was sitting about four feet away. As she fell to the floor Hadden ran out of the door and two More shots were heard. Apparently the first shot missed and the second Tore away the left Side of Hadden s face. State motor police followed a Trail of blood along upper Byberry River about 6u0 feet when they found Hadden. Dead on his hands and Knees in about two feet of water. Acosta earn places third in contest for first Aid groups held a i Kingston percentage of 69.35 three teams from 20th District. Mutual murders in Philadelphia Philadelphia. Sept. 20�?ot a Joseph Joe the Boob Santore 43, and Joseph Little Liggy Accobocco 17, died a few minutes apart last night after a knife and gun Duel that sent scores of South philadelphian scurrying for cover. Police said Santore had been looking for Accobocco since the night before when he was reported to have stabbed Charles Santore 20, brother of a Joe the boobs in the shoulder. Acco Baccon a father big Liggy was slain in a gun fight in 1929, Only a few Yards from the scene of last nights Duel. Detectives said Santore died of three Stab wounds inflicted by Accobocco who in turn was killed by four bullets from Santorek a revolver. A fifth shot struck Pasquale Sasso. 63, in the right leg. In jail for aged watchman a death Uniontown sept. 20�? up a Fayette county Coroner l. R. Herrington announced tonight an inquest into the death of Frank Davis 78-year old watchman of a construction project at nearby Brand Stone. Is being held in abeyance pending the outcome of an investigation by state motor police. Privacy John Rock reported Davis died saturday after wrestling with two other employees of the Ferguson Edwards construction company of Pittsburgh Rock said the men both in 1 wrestled with the aged Man when he refused their requests for gasoline for their automobile. $1200 Loving cup the consolidation Coal company a Acosta mine no. 120 first Aid team won third place in the state championship meet held saturday in Kingston near Wilkes Barre. Each Man participative received $20 and the team As a whole received a Beautiful Bronze plaque designating their place in the state meet. Waiter b. Kelly of Somerset safety inspector for the consolidation Coal company was instructor of the winning team which received a percentage of 99.35 for i s very Fine work. There were but three mines from the 20th bituminous District entered in the contest. They were Acosta and Gray consolidation mines and the Koppers mine first Aid team from Melcroft. Firs Aid work in the 20th bituminous District of which Fletcher w. Cunningham of South of liter Avenue is state mine inspector was started by or. Cunningham in 1913. The bituminous Field is divided into four inspection districts with Somerset coun y in the southwestern District Fayette Greene a part of Washington and part of Allegheny counties comprising the remainder of the southwestern District. The Allegheny River District northward comprises the Northwest District the Indiana Aea the Central District and the North Central includes the areas of Johnstown Philipsburg Ebensburg and Altoona. From the 17 first Aid teams in the entire bituminous Field to per cent. Of those teams making the highest a rages in first Aid contests Over a period of Competition time were eligible o enter the state meet. With the final grading Only three teams from the 20th District above mentioned made the necessary averages to compete at Kingston. Acosta prize teams each year or. Cunningham has entered one or More of his teams in the state contest and in 1938, the Acosta team won first place in the state and the following year 1939. The Gray team took first honors. Or. Cunningham stated sunday he Felt justly proud of the teams from Somerset county which have consistently received High averages for first Aid work efficiency and Speed in action. He praised or. Kelly for his work As instructor and said the seven men in the winning team were to be congratulated upon receiving third place. In Point of percen age. They were second and runners up for second place. It had not been determined when or. Cunningham and his son Roy who is mine Foreman at the acc Sta mine left late saturday As to the actual position of the Acosta team yet each Man competing had received his $20 and the plaque had been awarded the team. The first prize is $25 per Man the second prize $20 and the third prize $15. Names of the Acosta miners competing were Kenneth Roberts Captain Carl Smith George Smith Milton Smih obie Ryman Nelson Roberts and Christopher Weimer. The winning teams were photographed and a special photograph of f. W. Cunningham Roy Cunningham and Walter b. Kelly was taken for use in the Eastern state newspapers and the mine safety appliance company a own Booklet in the state contest saturday were 17 teams from the bituminous District and 37 from the Anthracite division. First Aid work in the Anthracite area was started As Early As the turn of the 20th Century. The grand championship prize a $1200 Loving cup cannot go out of the Anthracite District. Story of collaboration revealed As Fri releases 5t by of sentencing of 33 to 279 years. Story of Zezima by James j. Strebig Washington sept. 20�?t/p>�?evidence of German japanese collaboration in military espionage Here Long before Pearl Harbor was disclosed today As the Federal Bureau of investigator acknowledged that a japanese agent was linked with the big nazi spy ring broken up in june 1941, but i fat he escaped. Lieut. Cmdr. Takeo Zezima of the be Navy who masqueraded As an Engineer inspector with offices in n w York under the name of e. A of the Fri said was a Liaison Man or the spy ring the largest uncovered so far. Of that gang. 33 Are serving risen terms aggregating 279 years. Most of them pleaded guilty. As the Fri was arresting the spies Zezima quietly left new York for the West coast boarded the japanese freight r Kamakura Maru and went Home. The ship sailed ahead of schedule. The Fri said to accommodate the naval officer. Zezima s Hasty departure was in contrast with hts arrival for a three year working visit on the heian Maru at Seattle in the summer of 1938. The Story of Zezima was Learned from the Fri through his appearance in a current motion picture Short a the Fri front which shows a Brief sequence from the movies of spy meetings taken secretly by a men and used at the nazis trial. Previously there has been no disclosure of japanese participation in the spy plot. Fri in spy ring agents of the Fri had filtered into the spy ring and were in fact operating its hidden radio station near Centerport. Long Island n. Y., which was the communications Center for the gang. This station worked with Germany s main espionage radio station in Hamburg whence came instructions for operations in this country. Oct. 19, 1940, the Hamburg station sent word that a a carry was to meet a or. E. Santoz on a certain Date at a japanese club in downtown new York. A carry was the name used by Everett Minster Roeder a nazi agent now serving 16 years on his plea of guilty to an espionage charge. A a carry met a Asa Tozy and so advised Hamburg by Hamburg then sent word that a Asa Tozy would handle Bulky material intended for shipment to Germany. The nazi spies had been sending in stages by radio and documents and samples of american War material by boat. Everything was a a censored by the War department unknown to the spies before it left the United states British interference made the route through Lisbon Portugal More difficult and presumably the German spy command decided Ito use the longer route through Japan. A Zimay a program outlined to the spies was for a four Day run to the West coast where the stuff would be picked up every two weeks by boats sailing for Japan. The Little japanese officer showed much interest in the methods of the spy ring and was greatly impressed by their apparent ability to get information a regard which must have faded when he Learned of the Fri participation. This is labors War Murray Wilkes Barre sept. 20�? ply if the Axis Powers should win this War there would be no labor unions int this country. Philip Murray president of the Cio and United steel workers declared in an address broadcast from Wilkes Barre today. Murray was a guest of the Rev. John j. O Donnell pastor of St. Mary a roman Catholic Church and addressed a Public meeting of the holy name society of that Church tonight. Many Anthracite Region labor leaders were guests. This is truly labors War Murray said. Our country is at War to eliminate from the face of the Earth every infernal dictatorship no matter in what form it May toe either inside the government or outside the government. People want to be free. He added that the members of the Cio have sworn to president Roosevelt that they will give to him and to the country All their support in thus War and As for myself i have made my personal commitment to labor and to our commander in chief that i will stand by his Side and that the Cio will stand by his Side come what May. This fight is americans fight and it is oui duty to support the president of the United states in this War. That we propose to do no matter who is displeased by our actions. Siege for Stalin a City enters 28th Day in struggle unequalled in this War Sfer City. Die a Ere Retreat lit Henry c. Cassidy More cow sept. 21�? a a Rod army troops have recaptured several More of Batann Grade a Roole strewn streets in Savage counter attacks which ripped additional gaps in uie German Wall of infantrymen and tanks and leu the nazis still Short of their Long expected Victory on the Volga. As the siege tor Stalin s City entered its 28th Day tile red army High command for the third straight communique reported at Midnight that russian counsel flows had Flung the enemy Back in certain areas and recaptured several streets in a struggle unequalled in this wars ferocity. The russians were obeying Stalin s historic order to die rather than to Retreat and successes were measured in yardage in Stalingrad a suburbs which have been battered to ruins by incessant shelling and bombing and the russians still showed no signs of cracking under the Strain. Red successes in Mozilo area the russians also reported defensive successes in the Mondok area of the mid caucasus and Southeast of novo Rossik near the Black sea coast. Red marines were credited with the Success at novo Rossik where the germans were trying to drive southward along the coast toward the Southern caucasus. Heavy fighting still raged in the Voronezh area of the upper Don River at the top of the nazi salient which has reached Stalingrad. More than 3,000 enemy troops were killed in three Days in tins sector where the red army has been trying to relieve pressure on Stalingrad with constant attacks on the nazi flank. In an unidentified sector of the far North presumably the Artic Region Northwest of Murmansk the russians told of a russian Marine Landing behind the enemy a lines. More ulan 150 germans were killed and ten bunkers and one ammunition dump were demolished the communique said. Fresh nazi tank divisions but All these fronts were Over shaded by the key fight at Stalingrad. Where the germans continued to hurl fresh tank divisions and motorized infantry into the assault which was supported by Clouds of nazi dive bombers. It was a swaying struggle of embittered men grappling hand to hand of russian anti tank Crews pumping shells at close Range into German tanks which had smashed into the City a Broad avenues. Counter attacking russian forces cleared the enemy from a number of suburban streets overnight tout the government newspaper Izvestia subsequently reported the germans Clung to some new won positions and the peril to the City admittedly was on the increase. The night charging russians reinforced by workers recruited from factories and sailors from a Volga Flat Illa were reported to have dislodged the germans from a building at a time with daring hand grenade assaults nazi tanks moving through the streets were declared knocked out by russian gunners firing Armor piercing bullets at Point Blank Range. Heaviest fighting raged in the Northwest suburbs where russian and German faced one another from behind barricades and buildings separated by a no Many a land Only Yards wide. Thwarted in their Street rushes the germans were reported to be trying to storm building by building. Both sides were using big Brick structures of factories As fortresses. Tile German air Force continued to Pound the City and during the Day the Richthofen Squadron of nazi were reported to have swept Over the russian positions. Red Star said that although the germans had reached Stalingrad they faced a bitter fight in their plans to gain control of the important Volga Region surrounding the City. The last ditch defense of Stalingrad it explained is a part of the general russian plan for autumn. Of spreading flames Jap supplies get their daily Allied attack general Mac Arthurs Headquarters Australia sept. 21�? up a Allied warplanes continuing their now daily attacks on japanese Supply concentrations along the Northern new Guinea coast have bombed and strafed Buna and lae. Burning five barges and a tugboat at the latter Point Southwest Pacific Headquarters reported today. Aerial assault also was levelled upon Kokorda. Enemy base lying Inland from Buna and on the path of the japanese Advance across the Owen Stanley mountains toward port moresby. As for fighting in the Mountain Jungles themselves the mid Day communique said patrol activity was extensive a but the general situation is thus since last midweek the enemy apparently has failed to make Progress in its land offensive aimed at the capture of port moresby chief Allied position on new Guinea. The attacking troops last were reported at Iori Uaiwa. Native Village in the Southern Foothills of the Owen Stanley 22 air Miles from moresby. Tanker loss colossal truck runs wild Sharon youth Hurt Franklin sept 20�? up a Ralph r. Hollibaugh 16, of Sharon r. D. 2, was reported in serious condition in Franklin Hospital today from injuries received Early yesterday when a semitrailer truck Laden with 13 tons of steel ran wild Down a Hill toppled Over a 40-foot embankment and landed in the Bank of French Creek. Hollibaugh was trapped in the cab. Earl s. Chadderton 18. Mercer r. D. 5, the other occupant of the truck was slightly injured. Maple Hill team wins first place Kingston sept. 20�?up a the Maple Hill Colliery team of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company yesterday won it he first state wide safety Day and mine first Aid contest conducted by the Pennsylvania department of mines Here. A the Maple Hill team scored 99.80 out of a possible too Points. Runner up honors went to Locust Colliery Shenandoah w h 99.60. The Acosta Somerset county team of Consoli please turn to Page two probe death of Lieut. Redding Atlanta. Ga., sept. 20�? up a capt. Gordon Wildes Public relations officer at Turner Field in Albany ga., reported an investigation underway in the death of second Lieut. James h. Redding of Oil City killed in the crash of a training plane. A British flying Cadet with Redding on a Routin flight was not Hurt. Redding joined the Royal Canadian air Force in May 1941, transferring to the u. S. Army air corps three months ago. He attended Grove City College and was a former employee of the National transit company. Nazis reach Volga River Germany from German Broad Cas sept .20�?<zp>-German troops have readied the Volga River at several Points in the Stalingrad area and fierce fighting is going on in the town itself German dispatches from the front stated today. Russian troops the High command reported attempted to relieve the defenders of Stalingrad by an attack from the North but that it failed. The action about Stalingrad was said to be narrowing Down the enveloping troops systematically closing in on the City. Military quarters said the wedges driven into the metropolitan area and the reported thrust to the River at several Points indicated that German strategy was to Divide the Stalingrad defense area into sectors which could not communicate with each other and then to reduce them one at a time. It was reported Here that the russians were sending materials and men into the City from the East across auxiliary Bridges. These Bridges were declared being shelled constantly by German artillery. By the associated press the announced loss of seven Allied merchantmen in the Western Atlantic last week was the lowest number of reported submarine victims for that area Over a seven Day period in More than a month. With no official word on additional United nations losses to Axis in 35 hours the associated press score of announced Western Atlantic sinking stood at 471 since Pearl Harbor. However developments warned of too great optimism in connection with the War at sea. Probably one of the most important announcements last week in Tho Battle of tile Atlantic was Canadian munitions minister c. D. Howe a report that Tanker losses during july have been the month of july he declared not one Ocean Tanker reached Halifax. At one time we were so hard pressed that we had to haul fuel Oil from Sarnia ont and Montreal to Halifax to keep our Navy and tile convoys operating. Downey would make Uncle Sam junk dealer Washington sept. 20�? up a renewed demand that president Roosevelt be Given congressional authority to take Over automobiles and other transportation equipment for War purposes came today from senator Downey a Calif he recalled that the Bai Uch rubber committees report emphasized the extreme necessity of conserving rubber and an transportation equipment. Meantime rubber administrator William m. Jeffers was generally expected to announced this week the initial phases of the program on which he set to work immediately upon Nis appointment including it possibly some details of the proposed nationwide gasoline rationing. Downey announced he would press for immediate action by the Senate military committee of which he is a member on a Bill toy chairman Reynolds dec to authorize an expel Lable up to $5,000,000,000 to owners of automobiles and other equipment the government might acquire. Hearings on the Bill were suspended several weeks ago after president Roosevelt indicate that commandeering of automobiles would be ordered Only As a last resort but Reynolds said he would reopen them upon Downey a request. Storm rips Dunbar roofs Dunbar. Sept. 20�? up a roofs of several houses including the american legion Home in this Fayette county Community were torn away in a Serin today. Store windows were smashed and other property damage resulted. Husband finds wife suicide Greensburg sept. 20�? of to Coroner h. Albert Mcmurray reported mrs Roy Van Buskirk slut herself at her Home Here saturday. He said her husband found the body in the bedroom of their Home when he returned from work. About 200 planes take part in raid upon Birthplace of nazism armoured car production Center. By Edwin Shanke London sept 20�? apr Britain a biggest bombers four motor eco Lancaster which Cany 4,000 and 8,000 Pound bombs left the nazi birth place City of Munich a mass of spreading flames last night afer a 30-minute attack climaxing a daring 1,000-mile round trip which carried the new Allied Aerial attack deep into Germany a second Force of bombers hammered the German potential in the Saar Valley much nearer England. The British acknowledged losing to planes during the night which on the basis of five per cent losses in big raids would mean that about 200 planes participated in the raids. The stories of the returning raiders indicated the destruction in Munich which produces motors tanks and armoured cars was some of the worst that the Raf has dealt out to Germany. The dispatch hinted strongly that the British had used their Block destroying 4,000-Pound bomb and their great new 8,000-Pound explosive development of which has just been disclosed detonations heard in Switzerland dispatches from Basel Switzerland said the detonations in Southern Germany were so loud they could be heard in Switzerland and ground vibrations were perceptible. The sergeant Pilot of a Lancaster who was Over Munich for 20 minutes said the a biggest explosion i have seen came about Midnight. There were no flares just then but a we in this sudden Rush of flame the jul Fller i whole City was again revealed this time in a red and Smoky Light he said. For a full half minute the plot a a you amp Blaze stayed like that. Then thick Black smoke rolled up and hid it. Raf Crews said the glow of Munich fires could toe seen a Hundred Miles away. The fires were taking a firm hold and spreading in the later stages of the raid. The Munich attack was the tenth the Raf has made on Germany this month and came after a two nigh i Lull. Fighter planes in offensive patrols Over occupied territory pounded railway engines and freight trains and coastal command planes harried shipping off the dutch coast. Reds bomb Helsinki the Mediterranean activities were related by the Rome radio which also announced that russian planes had bombed Helsinki during the night. Bombs dropped in the neighbourhood of Catania and Licata Sicily the italian communique said but caused no casualties. Other Allied bombers raided Cattolica Eraclia and the Agri Gento District. The raid on Pylos Greece according to tile communique did no damage. The italians claimed an italian raid on the British Ai drome at Mic Caba Malta started Large fires and said other italian and German planes attacked concentrations of Allied motor transport in the rear of the egyptian front with go cd results. Switzerland too had a taste of excitement. At Midnight Basel Bern and Zurich had a so minute air raid alarm and a second alarm lasting 63 minutes sounded in Bern at 2 30 a. In. The germans sent a few planes Over England a Northeast coast last night causing slight damage and a few casualties the air and Home Security ministries said. Moscow sept. 20�? up it a a new More heavily armoured German fighter plane the Messerschmidt 109-g, which the russians describe As an Aerial Hunter has made its appearance in the Battle for Stalingrad red Star reported today. The army newspaper said the new plane is powered with a 1.700-horse-Uower motor developing a Speed of 250 Miles an hour at rect ainu and 325 Miles at 12,000 feet. It was said to toe armed with three Cannon and two machine guns and to differ from the Messerschmidt 109-f in that it has Armor plate behind the cockpit and gasoline tank. The speeds listed Are considerably less than older models of the Messerschmidt fighter perhaps a result of the Armor. Nazis deny von Kleist is dead new York sept. 20�? zip a russian and German official sources were in Sharp conflict today Over reports from russian sources that the German Field marshal Ewald von Kleist Lank expert had been killed on the Eastern front. Moscow stood toy the report today. The newspaper Izvestia according to dispatches from Moscow said that the Bullet of russian revenge has ended the career of von Kleist and warned he would not be the last enemy general to German High command however issued a categorical denial that von Kleist had been killed. Find Sailor dead Shotgun nearby Altoona sept 20�? up a Blair county Coroner c. C. Rothrock said the body of Kenneth Robertson 31, of the u. S. Navy was found in the cellar of his Home today with a Shotgun nearby. Rothrock said Robertson stationed at the naval receiving station at Philadelphia hid been visiting his family. He said Robertson was scheduled to report Back for duty monday. Envoy Willkie in Moscow Moscow sept. 20�? up a Wendell l. Willkie in Russia As an observer and special representative of president Roosevelt arrived in Moscow today from Kui Bashev. The stars and stripes and Many red flags were unfurled in greeting. Willkie was met by Constantine Oumansky former russian ambassador to Washington v. G. Dek Anosov member of the communist party Central commit a sir Archibald John Clark Kerr British ambassador and numerous officers of the russian army. Yank shot to death Belfast Belfast Northern Ireland sept. 20�? # a an american Soldier was reported shot to death under mysterious circumstances today while on sentry duty in Belfast. United states army authorities declined to give the soldiers name. They said there was no suspicious civilian seen in the Vicinity at the time and suggested that he might have shot himself accidentally or have committed suicide. A shot was heard soon after the sentry w lit on duty and comrades who hurried to his Post found him dying of a Bullet wound in the head. Chinese close in on Kinghwa chunking sept. 20�? up a Central news reported tonight that chinese troops were closing in from three sides on Kinghwa capital of Chekian province and site of an air base which could be used for raids on Tokio. The nearest column driving East along a Railroad was reported Only six Miles from the City. Other columns were passing Down from the North and Northeast. Rifle Shell kills Windber youth Johnstown. Sept. 20�? up a Walter Hoban 13, of nearby Windber was shot and accidentally killed today by a Rifle in the hands of a 16-year old companion Deputy Coroner John Strank reported. Strank said the companion in examining the gun pulled Back the Bolt which slipped and caused the weapon to discharge. He said no inquest will be held. Cio strikers return Pittsburgh sept. 20�? up a striking Cio United steel workers have agreed to return to work tomorrow at the nearby Millvale War production Plant of the Victory engineering company. The strike was called thursday the steelworkers charging management inefficiency had curtailed production and deprived workers of maximum Bonus payments. Somerset weather reported by David Grove u. S. Weather observer temperature for the 24-hour period from 5 30 p. In. Saturday until 5 30 p. In. Sunday maximum. 75 minimum. 54 precipitation to in. Temperature a year ago. Maximum. 71 minimum. 38 temperature from the 24 hour period from 5 30 p in. Friday until 5 30 p. In. Saturday. Maximum. 77 minimum. 63 precipitation. .33 in. Temperature a year ago maximum. 70 minimum. 37, weather forecast 4 Eastern Pennsylvania a cooler South portion monday. Western Pennsylvania continued Cool monday. I weather elsewhere up a the u. S. Weather Bureau re ported tile following High and Low temperatures for sunday 60 Boston. 74 Cleveland ii 55 Denver. 76 r 30 Miami. 92 wi1 77 new York 75 j 61 Philadelphia. 84 60 Pittsburgh. 59 i Quot 50 St. Louis. 67 49 Washington 68

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