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TEDDY: Oat rtadjr for the blackout tail tonight. Don't tilt* It lightly. IT CAN HAPPEN HERB regardless of what the p«g§lml«U declare. -AN INDIANA COUNTY NEWSPAPER THAT SERVBtftVMY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY- Jttiiatra Hunting COVERING THE WORLD FROM THE COMMERCIAL CENTER OF WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA WEATHER: for three dajn now tfcf MM . , forecast: "Rather eool tally* Of ' course, it IS cool, but why kt harping on an old mtywtf VOLUME 38.—NO. 258. TEN PAGES INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1942. TELEPHONE 600 . 501 THREE BATTLE OF EGYPT UNDERWA Blackout Tonight DO'S Eastern Pennsylvania gave the rest of the state "something to shoot at by setting a high standard of efficiency" in the first of three night-long blackouts, Dr. A. C. Marts, director of the State Defense Council, declared today. Thirty-one counties were blacked out from 8:30 P. M. last night until 5 A. M. this morning and other sections of Pennsylvania will undergo similar rehearsals for possible enemy air raids tonight and tomorrow night. On tonight's schedule are: Indiana, McKean, Elk, Jefferson, Somerset, Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, Cameron, Clinton, Clearfield, Centre, Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, Fulton, Franklin, Mifflin and Juniata. Thursday: Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Washington, Greene, Warren, Forest, Vcn- ango, Clarion, Butler, Armstrong, Allegheny, Westmoreland and Fayette. "I am greatly pleased with the local councils of defense, the citizens' defense corps and the general population," Dr. Marts declared, "defense workers mobilized very promptly, efficiently, intelligently and vigorously. "I should say 90 per cent of the population responded correctly and the active defense workers 100 per cent." During the "dimout" street and traffic lights were left on and traffic, pedestrian and motor, moved unhampered. At 10:30 P. M., however, sirens wailed and the blackout became total for 30 minutes. All traffic came to a stop, pedestrians ducked for shelter and only emergency vehicles moved. "Incidents," simulating actual air raid occurrences gave defense workers a chance to demonstrate their training. In one spot it was a forced down "enemy plane," in another auxiliary firemen doused a burning "incendiary bomb." ,, In Philadelphia, 45,000 persons at tne-<*«nwMY%"Stow at- I'ranklin Field sat in darkness during the total blackout, singing community songs. When someone attempted to light a cigarette, he was greeted with boos. Three auxiliary policemen and two air raid wardens tangled in a free-for-all scrap in Philadelphia. Police said the wardens cursed the auxiliary officers for using their flashlights and then lashed out with knives. The wardens were held without bail for hearing after two of the policemen were treated in hospitals for severe cuts. Philadelphia defense officials conceded there was some confusion during the test largely because some wardens jumped the gun and began ordering automobiles and pedestrians off the streets too soon. The approximate 175 violations reported in the city were considered a small preccntage, however, and none were deemed "deliberate." In the wake of the blackout, fire See BLACKOUT Continued on page two DONT'S Here's a list of "Don't" appli cable for the dimout and blackou tonight. Read 'em carefuly anc nbide by the instructions taken from the official regulations: INDIVIDUALS From 8:30 P. M. io 5 A. M. Don't use the phone unneccssar iiy. Don't go out to get a "grand stand scat" to view the 30-minute total blackout which will come sometime during the night. Don't use a flashlight unless it's covered with red cellophane or other dimming material. Don't wait unti] the last minute to start for work if you are on a night shift. Start at least an hour ahead of your normal time. Total Blackout Don't run into the street if you're indoors. Don't stay in the street if you're outdoors when the whistles or sirens sound the start of the 30- minute blackout. Seek shelter. I; you can't find any, stand against building. Don't move. Try to make yourself as inconspicuous as possible. Don't strike matches. Don't smoke. Don't telephone unless absolutely necessary. Don't use a flashlight. Don't carry large sums of' money with you. HOMES During Dimout Don't let any light be seen from the outside. Don't fail to cooperate with your air-raid warden. He's your protector and you'll need him again. Don't use the phone unless absolutely necessary. Don't neglect to prepare a "blackout room" to which the family will go when the whistles announce the 30-minute total blackout. Don't forget that London went through two years of blackouts, during which time Britishers learned to^,act* J ~?rr"TjlyHinder trying conditions. " Don't turn on the porch light. This is very important. Total Blackout Don't telephone except in serious emergency. Don't let your pets outside. See DONT'S Continued on page two SERVICE MEN'S BILL SIGNED BY PRESIDENT -V Thi> War Mother 29 PITTSBURGH. June 24.—(/P)—A comely matron of nearby Coraopolis, reporting her 17-year old son lias been accepted in the coast guard, expressed the belief she is the youngest mother with a son in th« nation's armed forces. She said she was 29 last May. Mrs. May Reed, wife of a Dravo shipyard worker said the son, Lewis Marion Reed, told her when he left for hit post last week: "I'm going out to get a Jap!" "I feel mighty proud of him, but I'm kind of nervous, too," said the mother. She explained Lewis and a 15- year old brother are sons of a former husband named McGruder, whom she married in Washington State. Both boys have been legally adopted £he said. by her present husband, Lewis was born in January, 1925, • little more than four months before she was 13, she said. WASHINGTON, June 24—(#)— President Roosevelt signed the service men's pay allotment and allowance bill today, paving the way for financial aid to dependents of fighting men and reclassification of married men or the draft. Providing for federal payments to supplement allotments from service men's pay checks to support their dependents, the legislation also contains a provision enunciating a congressional policy that selective service should "not break up the institution of the home." To carry out this policy, Congress wrote into the bill authority for selective service officials to defer any and all categories of men having dependents with whom they maintain a bona fide family relationship in their homes. 12 HURT IN THREE-CAR COLLISION HOSE GROUP SCORES LEWIS w PHILADELPHIA, June 24—W— John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, was accused today by the resolutions committee of the CIO American Federation of Hosiery Workers of having used hi» position "to hamper the na- tion'e victory effort." The committee, in a resolution before the hosiery workers' 31st annual convention, called Lewis "a danger to the security of our nation and to the future of the workers in the entire world.' FOR w\wr Tbe IlidU AD Bueui/ie G»*«t|«. |t'« lidUMf Bveala* G»*«t|«. |t'« *««**«. tvu •«. Jue* tale- fP^w 9 Mt MT. PLEASANT. June 24.— (ff)— Twelve persons, five of them members of one family, were injured early today in a collision of two automobiles and a truck on the Grecnsburg road at Carpenterstown, three miles from this Westmoreland County community. Injured in one passenger car were Paul Lightly, 26, of Youngwood; a brother, Eugene, 24; Kenneth Asbey, 27, of Scottdale; Violet Morgan, 25, Mary Knight, 25, and Vera Sembowers, all of Connellsville. Those hurt in the other car were, I. F. Koontz, 59, and three sons, Frank, 35, Clarence, 20, and Donald, 19, and Carl E. Hoffman, all of Mt. Pleasant. Eugene Koontz, another son, who was an occupant of the truck also was hurt. Board 1 Selectees Ready for Altoona The sun broke through the coolness to give a warm farewell to 53 Selective Service men from Local Board I, as they boarded buses at 7:00 a. m. today for Altoona, there to undergo final physical examinations. As a result some will be returned to their home-town as unable to meet the rigid tests; others will return for a short furlough to "clear up" business affairs, while still others will forego the furlough and proceed to the induction center and active service in the employ of Uncle Sam, who is taking all comers. Music this morning was furnished by the Community Band, directed by William Beck. At the bus terminal the American Legion, as usual, distributed tobacco in various forms and the Salvation Army, as usual, distributed the ritualistic doughnuts and chewing gum. Both distributing agencies had some of their wares remaining, and they will form the nucleus for tomorrow morning's contingents of .some 150 from Local Boards Z and 3. Following the band in the march from the Court House to the sub terminal came Burgess B. H. Lichte- berger, an honor guard from the American Legion and Dr. Harry Burton Boyd, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church and chaplain of Indiana Post No. 141, American Legion, whose son, Leslie Boyd, was one of the Selectees. Another of the 52 was Steele Guthrie, a veteran of World War 1, who wants to "try it again." REGISTRATION FOR BOARDS 2-3 V 18-20 Range of Youths Will Sign U&lor Service June 30 —v- Young men in the Local Boards 2 and 3 areas, who have attained heir eighteenth or nineteenth birthday on or before June 30, next, or their twentieth birthday after December 31, 1941, or on or before June 30, 1942 and have not signed up in previous selective service drafts, will be required to register at one of the following places be- ;ween 7:00 a. m. and 9:00 p. m., Tuesday, June 30: Local Board 2 Blairsville—Odd Fellows Hall— Blairsville Boro, Burrell Twp. 1, 2 and 3, Black lick Twp. 1 and 2. Homer City—Fireman's Hall— Homer City Boro, Center Twp. 1, 2 and 3. Saltsburg—Place to be specified ater—Saltsburg Boro, Conemaugh Twp. 1, 2, 3 and 3. Local Board No. 2, 412 Indiana :"heatre Blclg., Indiana—Jackson- ille Boro, Young Township, 1 2 and 3. Local Board 3 Armagh — Election House—Tak- ng care of Armagh Boro and East i/Vheatfleld Twp. 1, 2 and 3. Glen Campbell—Election House— len Campbell Boro and Banks Twp. No. 1 and 2. Brush Valley—Election House— Jrush Valley Boro and Brushvalley See REGISTRATION Continued on page two MEDICOS MEET TOMORROW y 9th District Members, Auxiliaries, At Punxsutawney Club FREE SHOW FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN ROME GRIFFIN, Ga.—Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Elliott are just a little puzzled as to exactly where their son, Clarence, is stationed with the Marines. The only hint he gave in a letter came in describing a dance "given the Marines by the natives." "Imagine our surprise," he wrote, "when the girls showed up barefooted. But that didn't stump us. We took off our shoes, too, and enjoyed the dance." Rumauft Kale, gftt., June 87 Cor. 8th and Phila. Street*. M £. Church, Unjhaat Clm. 1*9 Go dig up your old rubber; see vhat you can find: anything, such s old tires, hot water bottles, over- hoes, garden hose, raincoats, rub- er mats, etc. Then, get as much us ou can and go to the Manos Thu- ter Friday morning for a free ad- lission to a special double-feature now, beginning at 10 o'clock. This vay you are doing a double job— elping your government on salvaging rubber and also seeing a free show. The rubber collected will be donated to the U. S. O., Red Cross, and Army and Navy Relief Fund. TREASURY BALANCE IS $1,608,967,064.01 WASHINGTON, June 24—(*)— The position of the Treasury June 22: Receipts, $178,B98,330.98; expenditures, $247,301,178.27; net balance, $1,608,967,064.01; total debt, $74,610,478,412.86; increase over previous day, $24,018,436.21. UNHANDY PARIS, Mo. — Mrs. R. O. Bornhouser drove her car into a service station, enlisted aid of the attendant in opening its locked trunk. The attendant finally managed to open the lid—and out crawled Mr. Bornhouser. He'd been inside with a flashlight, trying to fix the lock. The annual meeting of the Ninth Councilor District of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania will be held Thursday, June 25, at the Punxsutawney Country Club. Twin brothers, Dr. William C. Newcome, of Big Run, and Dr. Thomas H. Newcome, of Cowans ville, who have both practiced medicine for fifty years, will 'be presented with testimonial certificates, as will Dr. Jay C. Booher, of Falls Creek. Presentation of the certificates will be made by Dr. Walter F. Donaldson, of Pittsburgh, secretary of the society. A scientific program, beginning at 10 o'clock, will be presided over by Dr. William A. Hill, of Reynoldsville, president of the Jefferson County Medical Society. Speakers will include Dr. Thomas R. Gagion, of Pittston, chairman of the State Medical Society Committee on Conmittee on Conservation of Vision; and Drs. Edward J. McCague, professor of urology; Floyd H. Bragdon, instructor in neurosur- gery; and James E. McClenahan, instructor in surgery, all of the school of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Frank A. Lorenzo, of Punxsutawney, trustee and councilor for the district, will preside at the afternoon session and present the following officers of the State Medical Society; Drs. Lewis T. Buckman, Wilkes-fiarre, president; Ilob- ert L. Anderson, Pittsburgh, president-elect; C. L. Palmer, Pitts- See MEDICOS Continued on page two LIQUID FUELS TAX STAYS UP _ Y _ Rationing of Tires, Gas • Seemingly Has Had Little Effect Five and a half months of tire rationing and the first two weeks of restricted gasoline sales show no ill effects on Liquid Fuels Tax collections to be refunded to counties for the six months ended last May 31, Auditor General F. Clair Ross pointed out today in approving the latest payment. Total collections to be returned in June payments amount to $4,321, 701, Mr. Ross pointed out, or $308,000 more than during the previous six months. Indiana county's payment wijl be $33,435.45. This increase is especially significant, h/ said, in view of the fact that current payments represent collections during winter months, while those for the previous period include months of maximum summer travel. Approved today are payments to- talling $3,543,687 for 64 counties, while the remaining $778,014 — representing sums due Bradford, Dauphin and Philadelphia Counties — is being withheld because they are included in the current Department of Revenue requisition. Amounts due and withheld are: Bradford County, $27,041; Dauphin, $90,933; yud Philadelphia, $660,038. Payments represent refunds to counties of one-half cent per gallon on Rasoline sold respective boundaries within their during the period. Funclsare paid county treasurers and must be used for the construction and maintenance of roads uud bridges on the county See TAX REFUND (Continued on page two) Sofd/er-Sweet/ieart K///cd in Action "You know how I am; okay as always," were the words written in a letter received June 9 by Mrs. Helen Jimick of near Portage from her son, Sergt. Charles Jimick, who was stationed in Alaska. "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deepest regrets that your son, Serat. Charles Jimick, was killed in action in the defense of his country in Alaska on June 11. Letter follows," was the content of a telegram received by Mrs. Jimick from the War Department. The 23-year-old seugeant was killed in action just two days after his mother received encouraging word that he was "okay." Serget. Jimick was a gunner on a oomber crew of the United States Air Force and it is believed he was | silled while engaged in the defense of Dutch Harbor during the Japanese attack. His mother recalled that all; See SACRIFICE Continued on page two WAR SINKINGS NOW TOTAL 309 Roving Subs Bag 13 Allied Ships in 12 Days (By The Associated Press) Wholesale death and destruction the like of which the Spanish Main never saw in pirate days was wrought by enemy submarines which over a 12-day period sent 13 United Nations merchantmen to the bottom of the Caribbean. This was disclosed by the Navy yesterday CPuesday) on the blackest day of its announcements of ship sinkings since the war began, and with the announced loss of two more vessels in the Atlantic swelled to 309 the war total of western Atlantic area sinkings. Casualties ran high, with 48 known dead and 87 missing in the Caribbean sinkings occurred between June 3 and 14; three dead and 85 missing in the June 15 sinking of a medium-sized U. S. merchant vessel off the New England coast and five dead in the torpedoing of a British freighter the same day in the same area. The Caribbean victims were five U. S. ships, two medium-sized and three small; five British merchantmen, four medium and one small, and one Honduran, one Norwegian and one Dutch vessel, all small. Six hundred thirty-five survivors, including 126 passengers, related tales of suffering and heroism on being landed at a Caribbean port; told of encountering English-speak- See SINKINGS Continued on page two GRANGE MEET AT CREEKSIDE y Indiana County Pomona Grange Number 58, Patrons of Husbandry will meet with the Creekside Grange tomorrow, commencing at 10:30 a. m. and continuing all day. The Ladies Aid of the Creekside Presbyterian Church will serve a cafeteria- style luncheon at noon and in the evening. Master L. F. Robinson urges all members who can possibly be present to attend tomorrow's meeting at Creekside. The program will include an address at 8 p. m. by O. Walker Shannon, lecturer, Pennsylvania State Grange. PRICE CEILINGS START MY 1 "Q" and "A" Tell How Consumer Plan Will Work WASHINGTON, June 24—(/P)— The coast of shoe shines, automobile repairs, piano tuning, funerals and all other consumer services will be limited beginning July 1 to the highest levels charged in March. The office of Price Administration issued price ceiling regulations last night that will affect 1,000,000 establishments doing an annual business of $5,000,000,000. It supplements the price control order of April 28 covering consumer goods. Exempted from the new regulations are professional services, such as those performed by physicians, dentists, lawyers and barbers. The following questions and answers explain the scope of the new order: Q. What is a consumer service? A. A consumer service under the regulation is a service rendered in connection with a commodity for the ultimate consumer such as the housewife, the motorist or the farmer. Q. What are examples of consumer services? A. Laundry, dry-cleaning and shoe repairs are some of the most Enemy Opens Fight Coastal Zone Oper- ants Mask for Flanking SPH!NX~EYES y Seek Quick Offensive in Land of Pharaohs common services performed See PRICES Continued on page two for ROOSEVELT CALLS WAR BOARD MEET -V- SERGT. CHAS. JIMICK. SHANNON FOR GRANGE^MEET Walker Shannon, lecturer of the Pennsylvania Slate Grange, will have aa address of special interest to young people at the Pomona Grange meeting at Creekside on Thursday evening, June 25. FATHER TACOMA, Wash. — Mrs. Everett Holstrom, wife of an Army Air Force lieutenant who helped Gen. James Doolittle bomb Tokyo, gave birth to a daughter. I Father doesn't know it yet. I He's on undisclosed active duty 1 —possibly in Shangri-La again. WASHINGTON, June 24 — President Roosevelt today called a special meeting for tomorrow of the Pacific war council, which Prime Minister Churchill of Great Britain and Prime Minister Mackenzie King of Canada will attend. Stephen Early, a Presidential secretary, in announcing the call, did not say for what purpose the meeting was arranged. There was to have been a regular meeting of the council today. It was announced that Mackenzie King was en route here for the meeting. Special importance was believed to be attached to the meeting because of his planned attendance, since Canada usually is represented in council meetings by its minister here, Leighton McCarthy. By The Associated Press * Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's victory-flushed legions started a flanking sweep around the British armies drawn up for the defense of Egypt today while on the Soviet battlefront, the Russians conceded that massed German tank assaults had driven a wedge into the Red army defenses in the Kharkov area of the Ukraine. In the siege of Sevastopol, Soviet dispatches said the Germans were hurling enormous strength against heavily outnumbered defenders of the Russian citadel, but declared the situation was not yet lost. One attack by up- Avards of 30,000 tank-led Nazi troops was said to have been beaten off, and elsewhere the Russians recaptured a hilltojp* On the Kharkov front, Marshal Semeon Timshen- ko's armies were reported yielding at some points under a major Nazi ouslaught which was constantly increasing in fury. At a single point, the Russians said, the Germans sent 200 massed tanks thundering into action, while in other sectors the Nazis were using 20 to 30 tanks. A violent all-night bombardment by axis artillery indicated that the battle of Egypt had started. The British reported that "very strong" enemy columns of tanks and motorized infantry were racing along the coast toward the Egyptian-Libyan frontier. While definite word was lacking that Field Marshal Erwin Rommel had launched his offensive into the ancient land of the Pharaohs, military observers pointed out that a heavy artillery barrage usually si*-. See INTERNATIONAL Continued on page two CUPID SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Corp. Orin Tufts, Chicago, found a lonely pup near Camp Allan, fed it, learned it belonged to a girl. He telephoned. The girl had a lovely voice. He shaved and borrowed the money for a date. The girl arrived. She was even prettier than Corporal Tufts had hoped. He gave her the dog and wt»nt buck to camp, alone. Two big, haudsome Marine* were escorting the girl. Iron Lung Is No Jofcc JAY, Okla., June 24—(/P)—Tw« men Mason Williams has never seen—Bud Abbott and Lou CosteK lo—have joined the friends who are helping him battle for life againit a nerve disease which has virtually destroyed his respiratory tyt* tern. For five months residents of Jay have applied artifical respiration to have the 49-year-old school teach* er from a strangling, suffocating death. Abbott and Costello read of WU« Hams' plight in a newspaper and today an iron lung, a gift from the film funmakers, was en route by plane. When the movie team's secretary telephoned from Los Angeles to in* quire if the lung was still needed, the worn and weary Mrs. William* was so "excited and happy" «hv couldn't even remember after ing up who had called. A short time later, she a telegram saying that the iron which Abbot and Costello obtain*} from the women's ambulance defense corps, was being dlvpat by plane, complete with an C tor. Williams is suffering from otrophiu lateral scl»ro»j», § ease causing degeneration ol tracts leading from the ipiiwJ to the muscle*. All of hi* including those <;ontreUta| tlMH piratory system, are ptrtlMWl', Hi* weight haj die?**) *[*» to 8fi poundi §04 toUeijJ* t HI WiBWB 9M9 1W lung \M eiuwtMi comfortable Ml Fran* VejrojU, bi« recovery. pbwWM, j Out AB JMHI <

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