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lb«. will xuke 2.J11 urfeat «n- tainia* ten cnr- trid»<a f» r THE K HAVEN Not Only A Newspaper-r-A Community Asset PRESS Weather Cloudy, warm, windy wHh thunder showers; not so cool tonight. Friday showers and cooler. * * * Temp, range M — 5S Kiver stage (down .03) 7.38. Est, March 1, 1882 LOCK HAVEN, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1944 The Associated Press Four Cents .WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR :WASTE .PAPER 65- Yanks V^lthin 33 Miles Of Belgium n*«mm. INVIIOMS, ire.): Flatten and 9 padwtown in» box or bundle, to that it can be carried. MXIS Flatten them .out "* •Mod: /Tie them in bundle*about 18 inches high, so they ttn°be easily bandied for collection. - . • s Told them fiat (the waVtne paper boy «U5 them) and tie them in bundles about 12 inches high. Tomorrow is the Day! Legionnaires will canvass the;busihess district, urging full cooperation by merchants. Housewives will ; arrange for the placing of their waste paper at the curb or 'other sp^ots handy to the Boy Scouts who will 'feed' the trucks; Boy Scouts and Xegion- naires who will man the trucks and assist the troop leaders in directing collections' in' each ward will meet at Monument Place at 1 p. m. tomorrow. Trucks are also 'to report theie promptly/ Assignment of troops: No. 58, the. First Ward; No. 60, Second Ward; No. 61, Third Ward; No. 57, Fourth Ward, Salvation. Army, Bellefonte Avenue and Fairview St., also the Lockport section. Any collection requiring special attention or one that 'has been overlooked; should be promptly Reported to the office r of The Express, NowOet's go!' , U.S. VICTORY WASTE PAPER ieorge O. Kleppers Married 60 Years Greeted On Diamond Anniversary With 60 happy, fruitful years of-married life behind them, Mr. and .Mrs. George O. Klepper last night were at home to a large group of relatives and friends who called at their residence, 45 Pearl Street, to extend greetings. Although the Kleppers modestly declined to advertise the fact in advance, the word of their approaching diamond anniversary sot around: somehow, and messages and gifts began arriving several days before The Day, for in addition to. heading five generations of their family, they have host of friends and acquaintances. Married at Bconeville Their, quiet wedding took place on a pleasant Summer afternoon, Saturday, Aug. 30, 1884, at the home of Mr. Klepper's sister, Mrs. Austin Schrack, of Boone- \ille The Rev. J. K. Miller, pas- tof .at the Sugar Valley Lutheran parish, officiated. Of those who witnessed-the ceremony, only Mr. Klepper's-sister, Mrs. Clara ,'M. Wolfe, of Booneville, and his nephew, George'Schrack, of State College, are now living. With the abandon of jouth, the bride threw superstititionyto the winds andj- wore a black-Sre'ss -to This is'a recent photograph of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Klepper, 45 Pearl St., who observed their diamond wedding last evening at their, home by entertaining at a reception. They' received many greetings, gifts and .flowers to mark the observance. fi bgfit basque .waist, in-'keeping •with'lhe f^hMSns.tiiose; days, the long pleated-skirt trimmed at the bottom with two six-inch pleated flounces* .,; " The fact that the Kleppers have had-such .along, contented life together rather disproves the old tradition that a bride who wears black will not be a happy bride. Mr. Klepper wore the black serge «uit in. vogue then. There.'were no attendants and they had no wedding'trip. The couple went to housekeeping in. Booneville, living there 20 years before moving to' Lock Haven 40 years ago. When they first came here they lived on East Park Street, going from there to South Fairview Street. Then they returned to Booneville, living_there a year before they came back to Lock Haven. After occupying a house on Bellefonte Avenue, they moved to their present locatibn 18'years ago. Two Children Living Of:their three children, two are living: Floyd Blair Klepper, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. -Fay Violet Klepper.(Mrs. Richard D.)-Edler, of Lock Haven. A second son, Luther-Lowell Klepper, died in 1915 at the age of 29. The Klep- plers have^five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a great- great grandchild. Members of their third and fourth generations represent the family a in, the armed forces. A grandson. Lt. Thomas F. Heffner, son of Mrs. Edler, is. in the army. Their/ great - grandson, George Sheats, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sheats, of Greenburr, is in the navy 1 By trade Mr.'Klepper is a contract carpenter, the third generation of his family to follow that occupation. His father, B. F. Klepper, and grandfather, "Michael Klepper, both were carpenters' aira^Miv Klepper has in his possession:some of the tools used by his grandfather. They are still in excellent condition, he reports, but he has not used them for some years. . Built Many Homes Twelvg.years ago failing health forced; Mr. Klepper to retire, af- terheTiad built about 50 homes in Lock Haven and the Private Hospital. At 19 he built his first bigvbank barn at Mt. Pleasant, on top of the Sugar Valley Mountain, and he also built the home he, occupies now. The polling place 1 for the Second District o£ the Fourth Ward for several years has' been located in, the garage on'the first floor of the building, the Klepper apartment taking up the second floor. When his brother, :W. Howard Klepper, served as:CUntori County sheriflv'Mr. Klepper was his deputy. He also served two terms as jury commissioner. He was born- in Booneville and is now the oldest of'the Klepper family. Out of a family.of five; he'and his sister, Mrs. Wolfe.'are the only survivors. He is a member of the Lafayette Lodge, F. and A. See KLEPPERS '(Page 2,; Col. 5) French Form Injerim Gg'f GenerdrJEfectTon" FDR, Churchill To Confer Within Month Control Of Germany, Postwar Security, Among Many Problems WASHINGTON, (IP).— It now seems .certain that before another month passes President Roosevelt and Prime. Minister Churchill will meet to formalize plans for the control of Germany—now approaching defeat—aod .the immediate post-war security of the western world. Also' expected to come up for discussion are arrangements for Britain's full participation in the final phases' of the war against Japan once Germany is out of,the way. This British help was promised by the Prime Minister when the president and he got together at Quebec, Canada, a year ago,this month. Time and Place Little remained to be lii Pfc. William J. Johnston, Colchester, Conn.: S/Sgt. Jessie'R. Drowley, Luzerne, Mich.; T/Sgt. Forrest L. Vosler.-Livonia, N. .Y., ._ .. an-1 and 1st Lt. Arnold L.Bjorklund,.Seattle. Wash, (left.to right), wear nounced of the forthcoming ses-j their "Congressional Medals of Honor after receiving' them from sion except the time and place, j Prudent Roosevelt at the. White House -(background) in- Washing- President Roosevelt has answered' ton ' D -' c - (AP Wirephoto). every recent press conference inquiry : with the comment that he would meet Churchill soon. London reports said today that Churchill would not remain long in England following his trip to Italy .and his conference with Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia. Bradley In New Post, Drive Ahead Of Schedule Awaits ."All Frenchmen PARIS, (IP)— The French National Committee, of'Liberation has announced formation of, a provisional. French government. It is headed by-Gen. Charles de Gaulle, as .president'..of council, and includes sortie Communists and men whose identity, is cloaked in assumed war names. The organization is expected to remain substantially unchanged until -war prisoners and .French-, men deported by''the^ Nazis' to work inside Germany can be returned to vote in a' general election. Principal posts in the new government included: .' Andre .Le\ Trbquer,. former Socialist Party .' depujari.Vcommis- sioner of liberate'd territories; Quartus Cerat, former Senator Henri Queuille and former Deputy Francois Billoux-, "commissioners for territory still-occupied by German forces: former/.Deputy Andre Phillip, liaison between the provisional government' and the temporary assembly; Gen. George Catroux, coordinator of Moslem questions.' Also announced w e r e the names of 13 commissioners, a rank equivalent to, cabinet minister. A former Communist deputy, whose name was. given incompletely 'as Diethem,. was named commissioner for war. (Radio France in Algiers said that members of th'e French Committee of National Liberation and the Consultative Assembly had left Algiers for Paris.) Await Dep't Decision On Discharge Rules WASHINGTON, (fl>)—Whether dependency, length of service or character of service shall determine the order of discharges from 'the armed forces after the war- is a matter for the War Department to decide, shapers of .congressional military policy asserted. They made their views known as it was reported on Capitol Hill that the War Department" is putting the finishing touches on a demobilization plan which it will submit soon for the consideration of the House Military Committee at the request of Chairman "May (D-Ky.). Derailment At Ridgway Delays PRR Trains RIDGWAY, </P) — F e n n s y 1- vania Railroad officials investigated a train derailment at 'the Ridgway yards here that tied up train movements for 16 hours on the Renovo Division yesterday... F. M.'Stewart, '49, of Erie, * brakeman, was; the only person injured when the locomotive and 13 cars loaded with iron ore derailed. He suffered several fractured Tibs •' i that -range security in Europe, calling for continued political cooperation of the Allied powers after the necessity for cohesive military efforts has vanished. This, calls initially for. continu- ation'and expansion of the European 'Advisory Commission — a war .agency created by the United States, . British and Russian foreign ministers in their meeting at Moscow last -Fall.' But that highlights another problem which the president and prime minister will encounter: What about Stalin? Russian Diplomacy In the past the three powers have been able to agree on military and political questions. Now the Anglo-American armies are within possibly a few weeks ol meeting. Russian armies in crumbling Germany and Anglo-American diplomacy must meet Russian in every corner of . <*) ^Eisenhower announced that Lt. Gen. Omar N/ Bradley has become overall commander ' of American forces 'in Northern France, a position equal with that of Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, who commands the British forces in the field. In making 'the announcement, Eisenhower described Montgomery as not only his close and warm friend but one of the greatest soldiers of this 1 or any other war. The supreme commander said the division of command when the French campaign "reached- the present stage had been envisioned from the start and that the present set-up merely put into - effect what had' been regarded all along as the final stage of . the Allied command system. Eisenhower emphasized again the unity of thought and cooperation at his headquarters and among 'his commanders, and. declared that to' this day there never had been any sharp difference of opinion among those, who coristi- tute his command team. Truman To Speak At Home Town Tonight LAMAR, Mo., Of).— Lamar's has in'front of the Barton County Court House, only a lew blocks from the white frame house in which he was born, Sen. Harry S. Truman will be told that the Democrats have picked him to be their vice presidential candidate. After this news is relayed by Sen. Connally, (D-Tex), in a five- minute' speech, Truman will say thank you and fire the first official blasts of his campaign. He will talk for about 20 minutes, with broadcasts of' the two speeches on all networks starting at 10.30. (EWT). The grandstand has been built in front o£ the old-fashioned, brick court house. diplomacy Europe; Some observers here are privately expressing surprise, therefore, that none of .the numerous reports from Washington and London on the next meeting have spoken of Russian representation. , _ . . . In the absence of such indications and Truman s - great day it is assumed that Russia will be arnvecl kept closely informed of develop- j ments, and that no conclusive actions wiirbe taken which are not fully approved by the Russians. Lions Hear Rich; Pledge $1,042 . Robert F. Rich, president* of the I Lock -Haven YMCA board reviewed the local Y situation lor members of the Lions Club at its meeting last evening at the Fallon Hotel, and club members as individuals, pledged $1,045 to the new YMCA fund. . Mr. Rich discussed the history of the Lock Haven YMCA, said the local Y was something about which many people had talked but lew had done anything in recent years, and commended the Linns for undertaking the supervision of the current drive for the YMCA building fand. John E. Crowley, chairman of the' committee on Fraternal, So- •cial and Civic groups, spoke on the work of this committee'and asked the club for 100 percent pledging of members. At this time he received cash and pledges amounting to $1,045. Lou Piper, president, assisted by Harland Van'Bortel and Mr. Crowley, formally installed Jack B. Bryerton as a member. Rex Taylor, chairman of the Price Park swimming project, requested that members report to the park Sunday afternoon to help remove the diving platform from the .river before cold weather arrives. The beach" will close officially on Sunday. Recent cool weather .has reduced attendance i considerably. . . Commenting on a Washington report ~th"at ThT~^hpie~:French operation — northefS''anfl soiith- era i invasions-—^soon would • be brought under his., command, the supreme commander said this was a ; matter for i.the decision of the..combined.chiefs.of staff.• • He disclosed Ihat -the campaign of "Northern>Frarice : now.is 'ahead of ..schedule.' He said : the line-"that 'it >had been hoped, to.reach: by D-Day plus 90 ;was well .passed by D plus 85. - '-. '- . • "." . . 'From the first,five day.s .after the Normandy landings - the Allied command .has .been .able to foresee the German > strategy, one of rigid defense in which, the eriem'y staked all and'lost "all,-lie said.' " . ... • .. Eisenhower .praised efforts of the French Forces ; of the Interior as 'more effective'than most-people had thought-they "could'be; " He declined' cp'fnment on the German'flying bombs because he said he. did not' want .to 'tell the enemy what the Allies plan'to do. Fall Of Bucharest To Russians Near; BulgarsTdk Peace Germans In Full Retreat Toward Reich From France (By The Associated Press) Two American armies' ramming through Northern France battled today within 83 miles of Germany and S3 miles of Belgium and its waiting, vengeful underground army, while British forces, overrunning mile upon mile of robot bomb roosts, captured Amiens on the Somme in a 65- mile push above the lower Seine. In-the south, German 19th Army remnants fell back in the'Rhone Valley toward Lyon-under costly, punishing , : attacks. Allied units captured the playground city of Nice; and struck within 12 miles of the Italian frontier. In a sig« niflcant victory in Italy, Polish troops seized Pesarb, a» Adriatic anchor of the enemy's Gothic Line. , ; Fall of Bucharest to speeding Red army men was immi« nent. Bulgarian envoys were in Cairo talking peace, and this second Balkan nation appeared rapidly slipping from Hitler's grasp. Allied armies in Northern France have Inflicted more than 400,000 casualties on the Nazis since D-day, General- Eisenhower reported, including the destruction of 25 enemy divisions and the severe mauling of; 18 additional divisions. - "Tptal U.S. Casualties Total 343,191 Army's Jump 23,249 From France Fighting WASHINGTON, (#).—Reflecting;the period of heaviest fighting in Northern France, total Army casualties jumped to 284,838 on August 13, an increase of 23,249 over those reported just a week earlier. . - .; Coupled with Navy casualties of 58,353, the latest overall figures for the armed services is 343,191, compared with 317,846 a week ago. All figures are on the basis of those officially reported to next of kin and represent a lag of three weeks or more behind action in the field. Heaviest Fighting Undersecretary of War Patterson said they'reflected the heaviest period of fighting in Northern France: toward the end of July—the time of the breakthrough against fixed German positions. He added: "The daily casualty lists were much lighter when I was in France than they had been. With a war of movement, such as we have now, casualties ordinarily are- much less than in a war along fixed lines." In Southern France, Patterson said, Army casualties for the invasion which began August 15 up to August 24 were 1,247 killed and missing, and 5,090 wounded. Because these casualties occurred after August 13 they are.not included in the overall figure of that date. As of August 13, Patterson said Army casualties were as follows: 53,101 killed, 142,686 wounded, 44,643 missing and 44,408 prisoners. Of the total wounded, 60,314 have been returned to duty. Many Totals Comparable Army figures as of August 6 were: 48,880 killed, 125,931 wounded, 42,956 missing and 43,822 prisoners. The Navy casualty total of , 58,353, with comparisons for the WASHINGTON, (IP) — 7o in t Administration said consumers ( preceding week: Killed 23544 had- been buying group 3 cheeses and'23,145; missing 9,652 'and =_ . , o._ ... ->..:,=._ 9j5g3 . wounde(J 20701 and 19063 . Germans Looted .Cars Of Red Cross Packages WITH THE'SEVENTH'ARMY NEAR LYON, .FRANCE, ,,(/P)— Troops in this area found three railroad cars, labeled "not to be opened, international -. Red Cross property," broken into^and rifled. All around the area of a side track onto which-the cars were shunted were 'torn cartons of food and medical''supplies, which the French said were taken oft when the Germans fled .this sector several days ago. 16 Die In Brazil Crash RIO DE JANEIR9. (fl>>-Sixteen persons were killed shortly after midnight today when a transport plane of Panair do Brasil, affiliate of Pan American Airways, crashed near the Sao Paulo. airport. Rationed Meat Points Unchanged For September values'of rationed meats will remain unchanged in the four-week | in excess of allocation for civilian use, and that sales of. canned milk period beginning Sunday (Sept. | also were rurming ahead of War 3) and ending Sept. 30, but somej Food Administration .allocations, varieties of cheese and canned milk will cost more points. ; The point value of group 3 j September charts show a value of cheese such as Swiss, Italian,| 20 points. A'"16': will be pasted Munster, Limburger, Camembert, Creamery butter will continue to cost 16 points a pound, although Liederkranz, grated - dehydrated, brick. Gouda, Greek, Edam, Bleu and Brie is increased from 8 to 10 points a pound. Canned milk, both condensed and evaporated, will cost one point a pound, instead of two- thirds of a point. Heretofore, a single can of milk has taken "one point, but three cans cost' only two points. In announcing September red point values, the Office, of Price over this. The point value of process^utter, however, will be increased from 6 to 12 points, to bring its point cost more closely in line with the 16 points for creamery butter and 12 points for farm butter. . . The OPA said. the over-all meat supply for civilians 'would be 2.1 per cent-larger in September than in August, but that 'the_'supply of better grades costing points .would-be 10 fe per cent smaller. prisoners 4,466 and 4,466. Nelson In Moscow MOSCOW, (JP) —Donald M. Nelson, head of the U. S. War Production Board, and Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hurley, President. Roosevelt's personal representative, reached Moscow last night en- route to Chungking. Nelson is on an economic mission to China. Duchess Of Windsor OK i NEW YORK, (JP)— The Duchess of Windsor underwent successfully an operation for appendicitis at Roosevelt Hospital today, Dr. Joe R. Clemmons, medical director, announced. of which over, 200,000:are' prisoners of wari'' Eisenhower reported. "Of these'prisoners, 135,000 have been .captured since July 25. The total'"continues to mount. "One thousand-three hundred , enemy tanks and over 20,000 motor transports have been, cap- ,.' tured or destroyed. ' . , The U. S. Third Army, hitting .. within 83 miles of - the Reich's . "sacred" border, captured St. Dizier, 18 miles east at Vitry-le- . Francois on the Marne. The American First Army, shifted into the battle northeast of Paris, captured Laon ...and thrust 2% miles ' farther north-' east, to within 33 miles of Belgium. This advance came so swiftly it bagged three trainloads of Nazis in Laon, all killed or captured. North of Reims Americans were 10 miles north of Reims, southeast of Laon, and had expanded their Soissons bridgehead on the Aisne. Senlis was reached 23 miles north of Paris, and doughboys neared Crepy 15 miles farther northeast. Bridgeheads flung over the lower Seine were joined, forming a solid Allied line stretching as far east as St. Dizier. —British troops in the forefront of the push | toward Pas de Calais entered Amiens. "Buzz-bomb platforms were steadily enveloped even 'as England suffered again from the deadly, sibilant missiles. Canadians entered Rouen. General Eisenhower disclosed that Lt. Gen. Bradley was- overall commander of American forces in France, in equal position with Gen. Montgomery, commanding . British forces in the field. The northern France campaign, said Eisenhower, is well ahead of schedule. Rearguard actions Germans in southern France retreating toward Lyon • fought rearguard actions only under ne- !• cessity. The 19th Army had lost \ 50,000 prisoners. Tremendous ; material losses were inflicted. Polish troops toppled, the port of Pesaro in a fierce struggle, and other Allied troops were assaulting Gothic Line positions, meeting severe resistance. The Foglia River was crossed on a broad front. The pace of war in Italy quickened as the Germans ware gravely menaced by the Seventh Army thrust through Nice and close to the Italian Riviera border. Red Army men who cut off th« rich German take of oil from Rumania by seizing.Ploesti and its forest of oil wells were attacking on the outskirts of Bucharest. Two hundred • more towns and thousands of prisoners had been captured. London advices said a major Soviet offensive apparently was in progress against Hungarian-held Transylvania. Aid To Germany Moscow accused Bulgaria qf continuing collaboration with and See WAR (Pa«t 2, Coi. H -