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4S tomfte LOCAL WEATHER Hal Boyle W ill Report From the Pacific Famous AP War Correspondent's Stories Will Appear Soon In The Courier-News Considerable cloudiness, moderately warm today; scattered shower in afternoon or evening; generally fair and warm on Wednesday: scattered showed in afternoon. Monday's high temperature. 82; overnight low, 64; noon reading, 75. FINAL HOME EDITION 14 Pages PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1945 FOUR CENTS 07 Japanese. Vessels Blasted In Two Day Sc, Nimite Discloses v i t PL 4 Cj -IF ill 4 ' h f Senate Unity Cracks Over Authority of U. S. Delegate G Washington OP) Senatorial unity on the United Nations Charter broke -vhle open . tolay. over a proposal that President Truman appoint a Security Council delegate without letting Congress define his authority. ttir Controversy Chairman Connally (D-Tcx) of the Foreign Relations Committee tUrred the storm with an an r.ouncement that he had asked the State Department, to determine if any legislation is needed to cover the appoictment of Edward R. Stet-ticios Jr. to the post. The reaction to Connally's personal view that there is no need '-.lor a bill to which miht be attached a limitation on authority to vote for the use of American troops was virorous and prompt. Senator Vandenberg R-Mich). who served witn Connally as a delegate to the San Francisco conference, made it plain he thinks Congress should set up the office and define its powers. Called 'eeesary "A law of this kind not only Is recessary to satisfactorily qualify the delegate, but I also think it w as promised to satisfy the Senate," Vandenberg told a reporter. Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman ef the Republican Steering Com-j mittee. said he thought "the whole! Senate will insist on its being done' that wav. "It was clearly understood in the bate on the Charter that Con-j Madrid (P) The Spanish government announced today gress would create the office of the !that pierre Laval was flying from Spain "in the direction of celes-ate. that his appointment'.. - . - - - ,, , j 1 , . , , would be confirmed by the Senate the Point f origin" aboard the same plane that he used three red that his duties and authority -culd be carefully defined,' Taft I asserted. No Objection Taft said he had no objection to President Truman's appointment of Stettinius. former secretary of state, as a temporary delegate to the If TrTi9TfiflaI ftrtrflniTaTtAri a t jaratory meetings. But he added heicelona. would fight in the Senate to force j in Nazi Uniform consideration of enabling lef?slaH In his flight today. Laval was tjon.he said Connally and others accompanieof by hia wife and two tad promised i German air force officers in full Connally s stand won quick sup-1 L ff uniform, in the twin-pert however, from Senator Lucas, en;?ined JunUcrs dive-bomber in I don't believe the Senate can hich 12 TH rhSX ThdurSWCoun"- T - a re-lt iV Lucas asserted. ot ha ruft t?Tb &0nt0 "?r" c i a . n 'tender to the United Nations, in- Seeks to Avoid Debate ! stead of to France alone, which Connally said he thought it already has condemned him to w ould be possible to avoid a great ; death in his absence, ceal cf Senate debate if no enabling I After the United Nations failed legislation were offered. He con- j to accept Laval's offer, the com-tended that the authority to castlmunique said, Laval was asked to the nation's vote on the Security Council rests with the President, w-ho, he said, always has had the power to use American troops for actions short of actual war. "The point is." "the committee chairman said, "that the delegate is; goiEg to be a diplomatic officer ap-j Tainted bv the President and he: wUl have to carry out the orders' cf the President." j Senator Shipstead (R-Minn.). who roted with Senator Langer (R-ND) against ratification of the charter. ! contended that all diplomatic ap-1 r;ctmer.ts must be confirmed byito the Labor Party.) the Senate. Gen. Weygand Takes Blame Paris UP) Gen. Maxime Weygand, commander of French armies wren the Germans broke througn j to Paris, assumed full responsibility! today for the French armistice. T T .1 X . . at the trial of Marshall Petain, ac cused of intelligence with the CA T) enemy and plotting against the se- ljclSSCS D61I1 curity cf France. He limped into court, bowed low to Petain. and First in a series of junior and described himself as "a prisoner ot senior Red Cross life saving instruc-val de grace. !tion classes was held last niebt at -Coordinated resistance no longer; was fKMaie. mc mjiuciaa gencr- 1 said when he decided "to ask the government to demand an tice. I considered it my duty as coai-mander in chief to ask for an ormistice. I took the decision myself and on purely military grounds. There was no question of collusion with Marshal Petain." He said, however, that the first suggestion for an armistice came from President Albert Lebrun. one ef the first witnesses against the eld soldier. This was made at a war committee meeting on May 25. 1940 when Weygand said Lebnm asked if it would not be better to' cbtain conditions of peace before the armies were destroyed. "I was r.ot thinking of an arm.s- tice at the time." he said. "I wa ! c c still fi-hting the battle of the north 'JJCaileretl SllOWers vEd h,3i PLanS Prf?red4 fotfc' I Considerable cloudiness and mod-J--ttle of the Somme-Aisne to follow erate warm temperatures are sched- : "Wevcand was rreoeded hv Mar uled fr mOSt f todav' according -i f !T Pr.;ceded D Mar"to the Weather Bureau, with a few h-lf " .I?Anlt" i"ered shower, booked for this T0f,tr f " Assemb y.i afternoon and tonight. Geneially ,la, thjh JEhc .Tfair conditions and warm tempera-Tortures and crueltv and blamed1. ,. t . - . Petain for their actions. He said!tu.s a" !ted ,or Wednesday, the French feared the Vichv police fwith cattered showers again listed -11 times more than the German ! for, tnf, after1n.oon: . . Gestapo." ehr dnurirr-ruta TODAY Angelo Patri 6 j Robert Quillen 6 Births 8 Radio ' 10 Classified 12-13 ; ,. , Comics 10 RMlon Data 7 Crossword 6 Real Estate Dr. Bundesen 7 , Transfers 14 Editorials 6 ; Society 8 Menu 7 Sports 11 Obituaries 12 Theaters 10 Pattern 7 ; Woman's Qiestior.s 6 Page 7 MARKETS PAGE 12 fcn - .p "-pL a . -..--rsr '&r- .... s CULTISTS IX ACTION This may be one of the last photographs to be taken of the Stony Creek, Ya, snake cultists who refer to themselves a "Holiness Healers" and whose rituals have Included the handling of poisonous mountain rattlers to prove themselves immune from harm. For the law has stepped In after a warning from Governor Darden that the strange practices must stop, and 5,000 persons witnessed a clash between state police and cultists when four of the latter's snakes were killed. Laval Said Enroute Jo Give Up to Yanks In Germany (JP) Pierre Laval has surrendered to American forces in the American occupation zone in Germany, it was disclosed authoritatively today. montns ago to escape irom uermany by way 01 isolzano, Italy. Sspmi-nf f ifMfll rpnnrfc in Pans caul Tinvnl rno Titmrlpr? fnr Bavaria to surrender to American occupation forces.) The former Vichy chief of government, sought bv France 'on a charge of collaboration with Spain to leave the country. lie ; ..-,. ,i piano nn;n. trnnWo leave because a prolonged stop in Spain "mighf lead to the supposition" the Spanish government was acting contrary to "its decision to shelter no high political emigre." Britain Protests (The British Foreign Office In London disclosed that Britain had made representations to Spain on Laval's- action in seeking sanctuary there. Diplomatic observers noted that Laval's flight came on the heels of the British election results, which turned the government over The Spanish communique said that Laval, after his arrival without prior permission, wag kept under arrest and incommunicado while the United Nations attitude on his offer was being determined. (A Paris broadcast heard in Lon don quoted a Madrid dispatch as saying Laval had declared last night that he would "do all in his power to avoid returning to France," where he faces trial on treason charges.) iLife Savins camp Lion. Paul Schiattarella, of Scotch Plains, instructor of the jed Cross Aquatic Club, was in armis-'rharee ' John P. Bennett, of Scotch Plains. chief instructor and examiner in water work for the Plainfield Area Chapter of the Red Cross, will be in charge of next week's class. Classes are scheduled for 7 o'clock every Monday night during the summer, and were especially planned for instructing Boy Scouts for swimming and life saving merit badges, in addition to the Red Cross tests. All eligible Boy Scouts and others prepared for advanced swimming and life saving instruction will be welcomed. Only the usual pool fees ; are required for admission. uenue suuineasi winus are scnea- uled for most of today. Monday's j high temperature was 82 degrees i and the overnight low, 64 degrees. iGRIPSHOLM DUE THURSDAY j Washington (JP) The motorship j Gripsholm is scheduled to arrive at : Jersey City Thursday with 1,132 ; repatriates from India and 364 American citizens with family ; members from Greece, the State Department announced yesterday. HAS 27 RIVALS Chungking (JP) The Supreme San Francisco (JP) Esco Brown, i National Defense Council approved 50. won a divorce yesterday from today China'a adherance to the Mrs. Alice Brown after he testified j United Nations Charter and to the before Judge Alfred J. Fritz that ! Bretton Woods financial agreement. Mrs. Brown kept 27 cats in her bed! Both proposals were forwarded to and forced him to seek refuge in the legislative Yuan for the rc-la screened sleeping porch. quired formality or ratification. 7 mmmjUj MMI the Germans, was ordered by originally planned to depart rlolQ-nrlV?a taL-off of Elevator Girl Tells Story of 30-Story Fall New York (A) The elevator girl who fell nearly 80 floors about 1,000 feet when the cables of her car in the Empire State Building were snapped by an Army bomber Saturday was alive and smiling to- dav at Bellevue Hospital. She is 20-year-old Betty Lou Oli ver of Fort Smith, Ark., who took a job as elevator girl in the worlds largest building while she waited in New York for her sailor-husband to return from overseas. She had given notice and was' to have quit this week. Betty Lou was alone in the car when the fog-blinded B-25 crashed into the building Saturday, and she remained fully conscious during the elevator's terrifying descent She is suffering from burns, bruises and a possible back fracture. Enveloped by Fire "The elevator seemed to stop and shudder for a moment," she told her sister, Mrs. James Beaude of Chicago at the hospital. "Then it began plummeting downward. ,1 tried desperately to stop it. Then a flash of fire enveloped me and I raised my left arm to piotect my face. " "The fire was gone in a moment and I. tried again to work the controls. I picked up the telephone in the cage and tried to call the starter on the ground floor. Nothing happened. I started yelling and pounding the floor." Relatives quoted the girl as saying she "felt as though the car were leaving me I was going down so fast that I just had to hang onto the sides of the elevator to keep from floating." The elevator creshed against an oil buffer in the bottom of the pit, drove the buffer cylinder through the car, from bottom to top, and smashed the floor all but about eight inches in one corner where the girl was standing. Saved by Miracle "She was saved by a miracle," said George A. Mount, district manager of the Otis Elevator Company, who investigated the building's elevators yesterday. "The concrete floor in the bottom of the shaft was crushed like an egg shell.". Mount said . all six cables to which the car was attached were snapped, and the automatic braking cable also was destroyed, permitting tHe car to fall without any braking system at all. The only thing which might have slowed the descent was air presure in the shaft, he said. Betty Lou's condition still is critical, the hospital said, but she is much improved. Her husband. Oscar L. Oliver, torpedoman 3c, USNR, is on his way home after a year and a half in the Pacific. . VETERANS GET JOBS Philadelphia (JP) Paul C. Lewis, War Manpower Commission regional director, said yesterday that, during the six-month period ending June 30, jobs were found for more than 90 per cent of all applicant veterans by the U. S. Employment Service in the tri-state region of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. During the period. Lewis said, jobs were found in New Jersey for 13,900 veterans. CHINA APPROVES CHARTER Stalin Illness Blamed for Potsdam Delay Potsdam (JP) Premier Stalin has been slightly indisposed for the past two days, it was disclosed today, but is expected to attend a meeting of the Big Three this afternoon. The disclosure apparently explained a two-day lapse in his talks with President Truman and Prime Minister Attlee. Soviet Foreign Secretary Vyacheslav Molotov sat in with Truman and Attlee on Sunday, but there was no attempt to continue the talks yesterday pending Stalin's complete recovery. Confined to House Stalin's indisposition was believed nothing more than a slight cold, but the 66-year-old premier's physician took every precaution to safeguard his health and ordered him not to leave the house. It was understood" that numerous Soviet colleagues saw Stalin. His condition was reported improved today and it was stated specifically that a meeting of the Big Three was scheduled for the afternoon. If the Russian leader is fit enough to resume the arduous three-hour discussions which have been typical of the conference to date, it is believed the parley may be completed by Thursday or Friday. In 'Payoff Stage The talks are understood to have reached a point where the heaviest work devolves upon the Big Three themselves. In other words, the talks are believed to have reached the "payoff" stage, to use undiplomatic slang. Through ' ambiguously worded daily reports that the conference was continuing, the American and British delegations withheld from Allied correspondents until late Monday the knowledge that the conference had been interrupted. Rule Relaxed Censorship prohibited attempts by correspondents last night to report the probable cause f the suspension of Big Three discussions, but this rule was relaxed today.. Official reports maintain a blanket of secrecy around the unexpected delay. This was believed to be the result of a British and American wish to prevent any news leak which is not approved bef.-chand by the Soviet delegation and which might embarrass any of the three delegations. It appeared however, that further interruptions were unlikely, Payroll Bandits Get $111,300 in iiriiLii uiniiui nut Burbank, Calif. (JP) Police throughout the state were on the alert today for two gunmen whg accomplished one of southern California's largest payroll robberies in recent years when they relieved two bank messengers of $lll,30fr in cash. The messengers, Victor Lohn, 26. and Thurston Patterson, 45, told detectives Frank Porter and John McAuliffe that their car was halted yesterday by two men, one in Army uniform and wearing a Military Police armband, and the other in civilian clothes. Lohn and Patterson said the men forced them, at gunpoint, to get in the back of their own car and then drove to some nearby hills. The messengers said the gunmen bound and gagged them and then drove off with their car and the bags of money. Lohn and Patterson were delivering the money from the Hollywood State Bank to a check -cashing agency near the Lockfteed aircraft plant. The bank employes said they finally freed themselves and hitchhiked to a telephone to notify police. t DARK DOINGS Tucson, Ariz. UP) Dr. F. H. Gcldeiman says his 48 white hens are exchanging suspicious, dark glances. An unidentified member of the flock recently laid a black egg. I Nine Plainfield Vets Granted Business Loans Forty-two Union Countv war veterans have received loans amounting to almost .100,000 to assist them in going into a business or profession, the State Department of Economic Development has announced. These loans arc made under legislation adopted last vear, Union County banks financing 37 of them for a total of $84,400 while five of the loans for .$12,500 additional are from banks out of the county. Nine Loans to riainfielders Nine of the enterprises for which veterans loans have been allowed are for Plainfielders, the total involved being $17,000. The types of business covered are: Two service stations, painting business, glass business, fruit and produce business, home furnishings, electrical contracting, women's wear, motorcycle and parts. Wcstfleld has been alloted $12,000 for four, consisting of a toy and sports good store, gasoline station, scavenger business and a lawyer. Other . loans authorized in the county include nine for Elizabeth, six for Cranford, four for Roselle ft- FKATEHN IATION PEKM1TTED With the lifting of the Army's non-fraternization policy toward German civilians, American GIs lost no time getting acquainted. In this picture, off-duty Yank veterans of recent fighting in Germany pose for a snapshot with local frauleins at a "beach" outing. The scene is a bank of the famous Wansee Lake in Berlin. Somerville New Schools Head Somerville William F. Lawrence 23 Ross St., who has served three years as acting principal of Somerville High School, will succeed T. Latimer Brooks as supervising principal of the Somerville schools tomorrow. Mr. Brooks is retiring after 2i years of service here and a teaching experience totaling 39 years. Mr. Lawrence was elected by a 6-3 vote over Maj. Frank II. Lewis, U. S. Army Air Force, at a special meeting of the Board of Education last night. years as principal of Somerville on leave of absence in June, captain. His home is at 171 CaptKaufmaniij Dies in Sinking Hampton Capt. George M. Kauf-mann, 36, a Japanese prisoner since the fall of Bataan, died Dec. 15 in the sinking of an enemy prison ship, according to word received here by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer J. Kaufmann. Taken prisoner in April, 1942, while he was in command of a Philipine Scout mule train carrying supplies. Captain Kaufmann was being transferred to a continental prison far from advancing American forces when he met his death. He had been held first in Cabanatuan Prison, near Manila, and later in Bilibid Prison, in the Philippine aDital. Captain Kaufmann was called to active duty in January, 1940, and as signed to the Philippine Scout regiment six months later. He was a reserve officer since his graduation 20 years ago from Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind. Before entering the Army, Captain Kaufmann was associated with his father raising blooded stock at MacKenzie Farms, here. He was well known throughout the east as s horseman, having guided jumpers to championship honors in many of the major horse shows. He is survived in addition to hia parents by a sister, Mrs. Russell Ames, New York; and a brother, Richard E. Kaufmann, of Kansas City, Mo. Passenger Injured In Aulo Sniasliup Scotch Plains Mrs. Madeline Compton. 52, of Summit, was slight-y injured yesterday, when an automobile in which she was riding, and driven by W. A. Compton, was in collision with another car driven by John P. Villani, 30, of 22 Harmony St., North Plainfield. She was treated by Dr. William McGinn of West-iield Ave. Rnd released. Special Officer Paul Anderson investigated. He said the machine" were only slightly damaged. and that no complaints were made. and Roselle Park, four for Summit and two for Linden. Protected by Vet's Loan Authority Loans are protected by the Veteran's Loan Authority, Division of Veterans Service, State Department of Economic Development of which Charles R. Erdman. of Princeton, is commissioner. Chief of the veterans' division is Col. Warren S. Hood, of Vineland. Union County banks have made loans outside the county for a fuel oil business in Middlesex Boro.; a boat-building business in Higbee-town, N. Y. and poultry business at Whitehouse Station, the amount loaned the three enterprises totalling $7,500. ?r -Jfev xV :. .-... ... .rr-y.:::-::: t '.- v. .- ', .V Names Major Lewis had served 13 High School before he went 11)42, with the commission ot a W. High St. To Receive Discharge Major Lewis is now in Somerville and advised the board that after , two weeks he will return to Wash ington, D. C, for a few days and receive his discharge from service while there. When the election of a supervising principal was reached, President William C. Stryker handed to each member of the board a list containing the names of nine applicants for the position. Besides Major Lewis ' and Mr. Lawrence these were Roy A. Anderson of Maplewood, David T. Armstrong of Weehawken, George T. Court- land of Clifton, Harry J. Donovan of Irvington, Jesse I. Taylor of West Orange, William H. Weaver of Hackettstown and W. Edward Young of Winfield, formerly of Green Knoll. Carlton W. Schultz offered a mo tion, seconded by Edward C. Kane, that secret ballots be taken on the names of all applicants and that the balloting continue until a -majority vote was obtained for one candidate. Only one ballot was taken and the result was announced by Lyman D. Demaray, acting as clerk in the absence of Miss - Dorothy Herder who is on vacation. Lived in North Plainfield Mr. Lawrence was employed at an annual salary or $5,UU0. He was born in Mount Vernon, N. Y., a-son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence. His family lived at one time in North Plainfield and he was graduated from the high school there and from Ursinus College in 1933. His wife is the former Miss Eleanor Sheppard of North Plain field. They have two children, William F. Lawrence Jr., 6, and Susan, 5. Mr. Lawrence came to Somerville High School in 1934 as instructor in science and assistant football coach. After two years here, he went to Hasbrouck High School for one year in similar dual capacity. When Miss Ada Y. Voorhees re signed as principal of the Junior High School in 1937, Mr. Lawrence was chosen to succeed her and he served five years in that position. then becoming acting high school principal when Major Lewis entered service. Mr. Lawrence holds the degree of master of arts from New York University and is now completing nis worn ior a doctor's degree there He is president of the board of the Somerville-Raritan Area, YMCA; a memDer at large or the Boy Scout committee, member of the Somerville-Raritan Exchange Club and is a former deacon and Sunday School teacher in the Second Reformed Church. Grandmother Taken For a Sky Ride Blount Vernon. III. (JP) When Sue Ann Egbert, 17, the first Mount Vernon girl to win a pilot's license, prepared to make her first passenger flight, her 80-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Mary Gregory, was at the airport. Mrs. Gregory, expressing confidence in her granddaughter's ability, became Miss Egbert's first plane passenger. Brief Bathing Suits Banned on Boardwalk Atlantic City OT) Gals just can't parade along the boardwalk in the bathing mode of the day. Police Recorder Albert N. Sha hadi made that clear yesterday when he fined a woman who gave her name as Dorothy Singer, 28 $10 on a charge of failure to obey a police edict to keep covered from "her neck to her knees" while walk ing on the boardwalk. Destroyers Aluminum Guam (P) Raiding Allied carrier ' planes destroyed 0 damaged 207 Japanese vessels and 430 planes in two days, Admiral Nimitz announced today as daring U. S. destroyers knifed deep into Sugura Gulf to bombard the enemy's largest aluminum plant. The bombardment, 80 miles southwest of Tokyo, was the seventh against Japan and carried the combined American-British sea-air attacks into the 22nd consecutive day. ; Preliminary. reports on yesterday's aerial sweeps over 400 miles of Honshu Island and revised totals on last Saturday's devastating attack which wrote the end to the imperial Navy; showed a total of 52 enemy warships sunk or damaged. Two Bases Attacked Most of them were crippled or sent to the bottom at two naval bases Kure and Maizuru. Revised figures on last Saturday's American raid on Kure added two aircraft carriers the Amagl and the Katsuragi and the cruiser Tone to the list of wrecked first line warships. Both carriers are afloat, but their flight decks have ben ripped into uselessness. The Tone has been beached. Two battleships and two cruisers were previously reported sent to the bottom of the harbor Saturday. Lesser warships, ranging from destroyers downward, were caught by British airmen at the Maizuru base yesterday. 60 Airfields Hit Maizuru, on the west coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, was the most distant point of the 400-mile arc raked by Allied pilots who hit more than 60 airfields, destroyed or damaged 60 ships and small craft and 138 planes. A special communique from Admiral Nimitz revised damage inflicted last Saturday along the In land Sea to 292 enemy aircraft and 147 ships and small craft sunk or damaged. This is an increase of eight planes and a downward revision of 41 ships, but the new total did not include 100 luggers and small craft credited to British fly ers in a previous announcement. Nimitz Silent Nimitz told of widespread dam age inflicted to ground installa tion and factories fringing the In-lan Sea but remained silent on any further activity of the Third Fleet since plunging back into the Tokyo area yesterday. Tokyo acknowledged the destroyer bombardment and reported the great Allied fleet was still roving Japanese waters. Shortly after midnight a fast destroyer force. Including the Schroeder and the Harrison, raced into Suruga Gulf 80 miles southwest of Tokyo and hurled five-inch shells at the industrial and transportation city of Shimizu. The city of 68,000, which once handled most of Japan's tea exports, houses Nip pon s largest aluminum plant and lies athwart the major railway line. Admits Hit Scored Tokyo broadcasts said 90 shells landed in the target- area within five minutes, then the attacking rorce turned and slipped out of the gulf. The enemy admitted a direct hit was scored on one industrial plant and "a small number of, casualties" inflicted but "otherwise the damage caused was negligible." Twelve hours previously a heavier Bombardment force, led by the U. S. Battleship Massachusetts and the British battleship King George V shelled the railway bottleneck city of Hamamatsu, 45 miles southwest of Shimuzu. Nimitz' regular communique today contained only preliminary reports of results at Hamamatsu. Bridges Struck One cruiser reported nine of its broadsides straddled the three-mile Bentenjima Bridge, and a battleship reported its shells straddled the Tenryu estuary bridsre. both vi tal to Japan's industrial transpor tation system. Between the two bombardments great swarms of carrier planes raked the entire southern end of Honshu Island. Tokvo radio said 1.600 planes kept up the attack for li nours yesterday, starting at dawn. Of these 1,350 came from 14 aircraft carriers, including auxiliary carriers, the enemy said. Coordinated strikes were made by 250 land-based fighter planes. Admiral Nimitz' revised report on Saturday's devastating strike said the blow cost the Allied forces i U.b. Carrier aircraft and eight British planes. KIRKE L. SIMPSON RETIRES Washington W) Kirke L. Simpson, veteran of 32 years on the Washington staff of the Associated Press, is retiring on a pension. Simpson, who will be 64 Aug. 14, joined the AP in San Francisco in 1908 and came to Washington in 1913. In 1921 Simpson won the Pulitzer Prize for his co erage of the burial of the Unknown Soldier. NEWS OF YOUR COMMUNITY HUNTERDON COUNTY MIDDLESEX COUNTY MORRIS COUNTY Page 2-8 Page 8 Page 2 Pages 4-5-8 Page 14 Tage 8 Page 8 Tage 11 " Page 14 Page 8 Page 8 rage 14 Page 8 Page 5 SOMERSET COUNTY UNION COUNTY BOUND BROOK DUNELLKN FAN WOOD MOUNTAINSIDE METUCHEN NEW MARKET SCOTCH PLAINS SOUTH PLAINFIELD WATCHING WARREN TOWNSHIP WESTFIELD Tage li Attack Factory Seven Ships Arrive with Local GFs Carrying hundreds of ETO vetew ans, including several local GIs, seven ships streamed into New; York harbor and nearby ports yesterday. Largest of the vessels to arrive the converted Liberty ship Joseph Hewes, debarked 552 troops of the Third and Ninth Armies, mostly Negro service troops. Its passengers included members of the 3238th and 3241st Quartermaster Service Companies and the 646tlj Quartermaster Truck Company veterans of action in Belgium and France. Among Jerseymen attach ed to these compahied, and destin ed for Camp Shanks, N. Y war listed Pvt. Frank Long of Plai.i-field. Aboard the British baby flattop Empire Mackendrlck. docing at Port Newark, were 57 U. S. eol dieis; smaller transports docking a. Staten Island included: The Rose mont with 18 troops; the Thomas Sully. 14; the John A. Quitnar, 25; the Lunsford Richardson, 18. and the Amlark, with 18 aboard. Troops from the Richardson were taken to Camp Shanks; those from the Amlark to Fort Hamilton. All others went to Camp Kilmer. Expected Today Expected today, five transports will carry 2,984 troops into the Port of Embarkation. Largest contingent, 2,188 will be aboard the Exchange, including 1,635 enlisted mee and 25 officers of the Fifth Armor-ed Division which battled acrosf Europe from Normandy to the Elbe. Destined for Camp Shanks, th group includes many returning for reassignment. Also aboard the Exchange will b men (V the 72nd and 167the LiaUor Squadrons and the 86th Transport Squadron (cargo mail, of the AAF the 6811th Quartermaster Drivel detachment and a few unassigne( soldiers. Tentatively listed as passenger! on the Exchange were Corp. Richr ard C. Davis of 253 Beechwood Ave. Bound Brook, and T5 Thelbert G-Davidson, 17 Horny St., Iselin. Liberated Prisoners Due Carrying some liberated prisoners of war among her 25 passenger .another troopship due today is th Lou Gehrig. Debarkees will go t Camp Shanks. Expected to debark 14 men early this morning, th Great Republic was scheduled t arrive at 7:30 a. m. Also schedulec" for this morning is the Richarf Rush, with 738 troops schedule for Camp Kilmer, and reassignment. The HMS Reaper, British auxil iary aircraft carrier is expected tc dock this afternoon with 19 sot diers. They will go to Fort Hamil ton. . Also due in today at Hamptot Roads, Va., is Pvt. Richard K Schenck, 180 Rock Ave., Plainfield Queen Mary Brings Waes The Queen Mary is scheduled t arrive Thursday with 20 Wacs foi discharge and reassignment. Alst due in Thursday, is the Hermitagf with the largest group of Nortt Jersey veterans, 135. The Mormacport, carrying sol dicrs of the 109th Infantry. 2Stl Division, lists 42 Jersey men slat ed for Camp Shanks. It will arrive Friday. On Saturday, the Sea Tt gee is scheduled to debark 2,63 veterans, with 28 New Jerseyans liberated war prisoners, and uniU of the 45th and the Fifth Armored Divisions and Infantry Reorgan ization Detachments. Local Soldiers Listed Local soldiers due Thursday or the Hermitage include: First Sgt Frank M. Meeks, 3rd, 440 W. Fifth St., Plainfield; Sgt. James N. Webster, 320 Amboy Ave, Metuchen and Pvt. Annile J. Becero, 369 Cot tage PI., Plainfield. Aboard the SS John Ericcso are: T4 Adolph A. Inglot, RFC 2, Somerville; Pfc. Frederick A Rumpf, Mountainside; Corp. Johf E. Ballentine. 62 W. Cliff St, Som erville; T4 Charles J. Rektenwald 52 Pearl St., Metuchen; T5 Rober H. Krog Jr., of 1092 Arlington Ave. Plainfield; Pfc. Frederick R. Doer rer. 177 Elm St, Westfield; Pfo Salvatore J. Ortcpio, 224 W. Higll St, Bound Brook; Pfc. Jerorru Mendel, 717 Arlington Ave, Plain field; First Lieut . Edward G Smith. 315 E. Fifth St, Plainfield and T5 Robert B. Thompson Jr 530 W. Broad St, Westfield. Names on ships passenger ros ters are subject to change; if vet erans are not on transports as de ignated, they will arrive soon after

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