Shamokin News-Dispatch from Shamokin, Pennsylvania on October 2, 1941 · 1
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Shamokin News-Dispatch from Shamokin, Pennsylvania · 1

Shamokin, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, October 2, 1941
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in NewDisBatch Good Evening nam Weather Mostly cloudy, slightly warmer tonight, followed by occasional rain. Slightly warmer Friday. War Interest is sidetrack- while nation centers at tention on annual baseball classic. Largest Daily Newspaper Circulation in Northumberland County VOL. IX, NO. 13 DISPATCH (Estab. 1886) Combined Sept. 18. 1933. With DAILY NEWS (Estab. 1893) SHAMOKIN, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1941 -20 PAGES UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE PRICE: THREE CENTS IN ok MS pit re ill n mm ) r 9TH DISTRICT MINE UNIONS WILL BALLOT ON WALKOUT Various Local Units to Poll Members for Sentiment on Assessment Issue; .Meetings Planned ULTIMATUM TO ALL COMPANIES PLANNED Decision as to whether to join by walkout the protest against the 50-cent monthly assessment levied by international headquarters of the United Mine Workers will be decided by local unions of District 9 between today and Sunday, it was ' decided last night at meetings of Locust Summit and St. Nicholas cen tral breaker general mine commit-k tees. Shenandoah district general ). mine committee today announced an ultimatum will be issued to ' coal companies operating in that district demanding signed statements to local unions that assessments will not be checked - off during October. The men threaten "drastic action" unless the declarations are given in writing. Belief prevails at Shenandoau that such statements will be forthcoming before the deadline set for tomorrow noon. i1 -1 The decision to leave the issue to each local was reached after the committee sent to wasnington on Tuesday to confer with President JohiTL. Lewis submitted reports to the two central committees. It was decided, however, that majority rule is to prevail on the local union votes if a majority vote to work, all will work, and vice versa. The 10-man committee, with five representatives from each of the two general mine committees, made separate reports to the Locust Summit and St. Nicholas committees. They reported President Lewis told them that the 50-cent monthly assessment was levied by the international executive board of the union, and that he was without authority to chance it. Lewis told the committee that if nnrf when all three Anthracite dis tricts are at work, he is prepared to send the executive board into tne area to conduct hearings and re-(Continued on Page 15, Column 1) AREANURSESTO LEARN CARE OF POLIO MIENTS Approved Orthopedic Practices Used at York Will Be Studied THREE -DAY COURSE Three local nurses, possibly four, will go to York tomorrow to pursue a three-day course in the latest approved orthopedic nursing practices used in hospital and home care of infantile paralysis patients. The three nurses who are aenn-itely scheduled to eo to York are: Miss Ruth Lewis. 33 North Sixth Street; Miss Ann Jones, 1011 West Arrh Street, and Miss Mildred Chimelewskl. 1622 Pulaski Avenue. Miss Lillian Tiley. 707 North Cherry Street, local visiting nurse, also has been asked to take the course. Whether Miss Tiley takes the course at York depends upon decision to be made at a special meeting of the board of directors of the Visiting Nurse Association this eve-nine. Miss Letha Shaw. York, who has had considerable experience in treating poliomyelitis sufferers in the York area during the recent (Continued on Page 15. Column 7) Capacity Run Today's issue of the News-Dispatch is the first capacity-size paper of 20 pages to be run froia the new press now in operation in the newspaper plant Technicians are still making adjustments to the modern printing equipment, -and appearance of the newspaper will improve is the time passes and these precision adjustments are completed. WORLD SERIES Score by Innings: Brooklyn 00002gSg New York 0 1 1 0 g BATTERIES: BROOKLYN Wyatt. pitcher; Owen, catcher. NEW YORK Chandler, pitcher; Dickey, catcher. Chandler and Wyatt Match Mound Skill In Second Struggle World Events Brought Here By U.rWire News-Dispatch Readers Assured of Nationwide Coverage BIG NEWS CHANNEL News of the nation and of the world reaches readers of N'ews-Dis-patch over hundreds of thousands of miles of telephone wires, cables and radio channels that link Shamokin with the world-wide circuits of the United Press. Together with the local staff, a corps of News-Dispatch county correspondents, numerous ' special features and other services, this ' news service affiliation enables the News-Dispateh to assure its readers of the most complete and speedy coverage of today's history-making events, News gathered, written and edited by United Press is delivered regularly to more than 1,470 newspapers to speed its dispatches from world capitals and centers of activity around the globe, the United Press communication wireless, telex print ers, transoceanic cables, telephones and its own highly developed short wave receiving stations in New York and London. Over its numerous news channels, domestic and foreign, the United Press moves an estimated daily total of 750,000 words enough to fill several full length novels. Through its United Press affilia tion, the News-Dispatch supplements the work of its own staff with dispatches written by the 1.526 full time correspondents who man the (Continued onne 11. Column 3i GAIN MADE AGAINST EPIDEMIC OF POLIO Two days have passed without re ports of new cases of infantile paralysis in either Shamokin or Coal Township, and if the health dockets remain free of cases during the balance of the week there is some hope that schools of the two districts will be permitted to open in the near future. There are 10 cases under treat ment in Geisinger Hospital at the present time, attaches there reported today. Included among these is Mrs. Edgar Steigerwalt, 25, of Danville, mother of several children. The woman became afflicted several days ago and upon transfer to the hospital was found suffering from polio. Several of the patients now in Geisinger Hospital will be discharged before the end of the week ac cording to Dr. Stainsby, medical director of the institution. Neutrality Is Urged by Connolly CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (U.R) Chair man Tom Connally, D., Tex., of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called for the opening of "ports of nations at war" to U. S. merchant vessels and urged modifi cation of neutrality legislation to permit arming of this nation's shipping. In an address to the annual con vention of the American Bankers Association the Senate leader con demned as "defiant and truculent" German attacks upon United States vessels. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., warned the bank ers that it is "imperative" to set ' aside a greater part of the national income through higher taxes and curtail non-defense spending if in flation is to be averted. "It is a broader and bigger task SECOND GAME R. H. E. D D e ODD ODD QDD DO Sunshine Bathes Noisy Crowd as Attendance Figures Almost Equal That of Opening Tilt BROOKLYN PITCHING ACE HOLDS 22 WINS YANKEE STADIUM, NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (U.R) The battlefield for the second game of the World Series was bathed In warm sunshine today as the cocky New York Yankees and the grim Brooklyn Dodgers came out for batting and fielding practice. A noisy crowd in the bleachers and unreserved grandstand seats greeted the players. Indications were that a crowd equalling yesterday's record-breaking throng would starts at 1:30 p. m. lEST). be in the stadium when the game Seeking to square the series and avert a rout, Manager Leo Durocher of the beloved bums called on his ace pitcher Whit Wyatt, 22-game winner during the regular season. The game became a duel between two Georgians when Manager Joe McCarthy of the Yankee selected Spurgeon Chandler, husky righthander from Carnersville, to do the Hinging for the Bronx bombers. His mound opponent, Wyatt, is from Chickamauga. Chandler finished his 1941 campaign in a blaze of glory, with six victories in a row. His record lor the season shows 10 triumphs against four defeats. He has lost but one game since July 11. Meanwhile, Wyatt of the Dodgers, who was shunted aside yesterday in favor of Curt Davis, was conceded an even chance by experts to stop the Yankees. He won 22 games during the regular season and lost 10. i Continued on Page 2. Column 3) SCHOOL PUPILS OUT 0NSTRIKE Lack of Transportation Causes Unusual Dispute at Briar City School children at Briar City. Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County, are backed by their parents in a unique strike launched Tuesday and continuing today. Parents complain that the township school authorities closed the Briar City school and ordered the children to Seltzer City school without providing transportation for them. As a result, the children report at Briar City school every morning at the usual hour, loiter about for a time and return home. Parents refuse to send them to the Seltzer City school until transportation is provided by the district. The Seltzer City school is a mile distant from Briar City and the only road is a dangerous, dusty Continued on Page 2 Column 1 Revision than any you have yet been called upon to perform," Morgenthau said. Lists of applications for loans, he said, "contain within them much of the ammunition of inflation." "You are sure to find," he continued, "many applications for money for non-defense projects that would involve competition for steel or copper or any of the thousand and one materials now needed so desperately for our defense effort. "If you can postpone all such unnecessary loans until a later day. without waiting for the priorities to become broader, you will be coing a real and lasting service to your country." Connally urged that United States vessels be employed for "lawful missions to the ports of nations at war in urging revision of the neutrality act. tConunued on Pace 2. Column It Leaping Lemmon New York cafe socialites who said Lenore Lemmon was fit to be tied when exiled from Stork Club recently were surprised when she was tied to Jacob L. "Jakie" Webb. Vanderbilt scion, in a surprise elopement. GUFFEY SCORES PUBLISHERS OF CHAIN PAPERS Senator Says Chain Publishing Has Become Menace to Democracy HOWARD CRITICIZED WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (U.R) Senator Joseph P. Guffey, D., Pa., In a Senate speech attacking chain newspaper publishing, charged today that "venal, power-mad, money-mad traitorous newspaper publishers" were responsible for the fall of France. He said French newspapers had become notorious as "outstanding examples of venal journalism'" and that "we have the same brand of journalism right here in this country." "Chain newspaper publishing has become a menace to democratic institutions and therefore has no place in a democracy at any time, least of all when this country is facing the opposition and enmity of a rapidly expanding totalitarian world," Guffey said. Guffey criticized Roy W. Howard, of the Scripps-Howard newspapers, for having declined an invitation from President Roosevelt to "assume charge" of improving United States relations with South American republics. He said Howard refused on the grounds that he was "too busy." "Too busy doing what?" Guffey inquired. "Too busy traveling to the capitals of the world where he had never had any difficulty obtaining immediate access to the presence of the dictators: Hitler, Mussolini and the rest of them. "God only knows what the' im- (Continued on Page 2. Column 8) pipa7kearney to hear plans for coal firm Reorganization Setups for P. & R. Concern to Be Presented ARGUMENT DATE SET Attorneys John L. Pipa and Dan iel Kearney, representing various counsel for taxing bodies in the county, will sit in at a preliminary hearing tomorrow in Philadelphia federal court when four separate plans for reorganization of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company will be presented. The two local lawyers will observe the proceedings to determine which if any of the proposed reorganization plans are favorable to the tax-ine bodies. All the proposals will be offered by groups of bondholders. Following presentation of the reorganization plans Judge William H. Kirkpatrick will sit Monday of next week to hear argument on the proposals. Originally the P. i; R. owed the county districts approximately $738.-000, but this amount has been reduced by partial payments. These partial payments are permitted under an act of 1S33. LOCAL ARMY MAN FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO CRASH James F. Noll Hurt in Accident While on Military Duty With United States Forces in Maryland FULL DETAILS OF ACCIDENT LACKING James F. Noll, 31, Shamokin, soldier in the United States Army in Maryland, was fatally injured yesterday afternoon in an automobile accident in Virginia. Members of the young man's family in Trevorton were unable to determine today whether the soldier was on military duty when the accident occurred. Noll's mother, Mrs. Margaret Noll, Shamokin Street, Trevorton, was notified by telegram yesterday afternoon that her son was seriously injured and was a patient in a Virginia hospital. A second telegram later in the day notified her of his death. Noll, well known to Shamokin and Trevorton residents, enlisted in the Army five years ago. He served in Company "C," Tank Battalion "M" at Camp George G. Meade, Md. It is believed the young man was on war maneuvers in Virginia with his company when fatally injured. James Franklin Noll was born in Shamokin, July 7, 1910, and was a son of Mrs. Margaret (Ruoss) Noll and the late James Noll. He attended Shamokin schools. Eight years ago he enlisted ill Civilian Conservatioit Corps and served in a camp at Chester, Va., for three years. After completing a three-year enlistment in the CCC camp he joined the United States Army in 193S and was stationed at Camp Meade, Md. Two months ago he visited his mother in Trevorton while on a two-week furlough. Surviving are the mother, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Britton, Irish Valley, and Mrs. Daniel Zeiger, Philadelphia; one brother, Walter Noll, Tharptown; one half-sister, Mrs. Richard Davis, of Shamokin; and three half-brothers, Clarence Mattis, of Trevorton, and John and Rueben Noll, of Shamokin. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3:00 in uie home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis, 110 South Seventh Street, with Rev. E. O. Butkofsky officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows' Cemetery. HIT-RUN MOTORIST SOUGHT BY POLICE A search for a hit-and-run motorist who early yesterday morning struck a machine owned by Joseph Skoskie, 1025 Mulberry Street, and then abandoned his own machine is being conducted by Pennsylvania Motor Police. Skoskie told Officer Harry Rosen-bloom the offending motorist stepped from his machine and started to run away. Police were furnished with a description of the offender and took the registration number of his machine. A check of the license number revealed the car was formerly owned by a man now dead. Officer Rosenbloom ordered the machine towed to a local garage, pending further investigation. GROUP TO DISCUSS PURCHASE OF LUNG Commander Jesse Duncheskie, Lincoln Post No. 73, American Legion, announced the community meeting scheduled for this evening to consider purchase of an iron lung will be held in the post jooms, beginning at 8:00. Representatives from many of the town's civic, patriotic, fraternal and religious groups have been invited to attend the meeting. A number of Shamokin physicians will be present, also. Schools to Open The State Department of Health announced today that schools in Shamokin, Coal Township, Trevorton and Mount Car-mel will oprn Monday of neit week. Local schools, together with those in many other sections of the state were prevented from npeninr on schedule because of the infantile paralysis epidemic Quits in Russia i.stanbuUetins report Rumanian Premier General Antonescu has dared to wash his hands of the Russian campaign, relinquish his prime ministry, and name himself as new minister of defense. REGION SOCIAL WORKERS PLAN FIRST MEETING Five-County Group Will Discuss Public Welfare Activities PUBLIC IS INVITED First annual regional conference of Region No. 7, Pennsylvania Conference on Social Work, covering Northumberland, Columbia, Montour, Snyder and Union Counties, will be held the afternoon and evening of October 14 in the socifl hall of the First Evangelical Church, Fifth and Chestnut Streets, Sunbury. Pennsylvania Conference on Social Work is a state-wide group of persons interested in social work, both from a professional standpoint and as public spirited citizens interested in community welfare. It includes representatives of child welfare services, public assistance, Red Cross, community welfare groups, service clubs, institutions, churches and the lay public, nil giving of their time and money without compensation of any sort, (the state secretary and his secretary are the only persons in the group receiving any compensation! to further the development and coordination of all public welfare and social agencies and their activities, and to secure greater understanding and participation on the part of the general public. Attendance at this conference is open to the public by payment of a registration fee of 50 cents, which is used for the expenses of the session. Members of the Pennsylvania Conference on Social Work are admitted to this conference without payment of this fee. Annual membership costs $3.00 and new members received now will be valid through 1942. Edwin Moore, executive director of the Northumberland County Board of Public Assistance, is chairman of the executive committee of Region No. 7; Miss Mildred Becker, of Mount Carmel, member of the staff of the Shamokin office of the Department of Public Assistance, is secretary: Kiss Grace Collins, of the Northumberland County Child Wei fare Service is chairman of the I- Nazi Firing Squads Execute 130 Czechs By UNITED PRESS Firing squads boosted the total of executions in Czecho-Slovakia to about 130 today as Great Britain and the Soviet Union sought to intensify opposition to Axis rule in Italy and occupied Europe. The toll of dead due to executions and punitive measures in Nazi-held areas was mounting into the hundreds, apparently without diminishing oppositionist activities, and it was reported that London and Moscow believed a special effort should be made to organize resistance to the Germans in Italy. Thousands of arrests and repressive measures that included execution of political and military leaders in the Czech protectorate indicated growing threats to the Nazis in the Balkans, but there also were two more executions of Frenchmen for espionage" and Paul Colette, TABLES TURNED ON GERMAN FORCES BY DEFENDERS OF CITY Soviet Troops Reported to Have Smashed Across the Neva River in Sudden Offensive Against Nazis FOUR VILLAGES RECAPTURED By JOE ALEX MORRIS (United Press Foreign News Editor) The Red army defenders of Leningrad today were reported to have seized the initiative from the besieging Germans and to have smashed across the Neva River, routing 15,000 Nazi troops. Reports from Stockholm and London indicated that for the first time since the Nazi Wehrmacht started to roll across Europe a threatened city had at least temporarily turned the tables on the attacking German forces. British military experts emphasized that the Germans may at any time bring up new and larger forces for the attack on Leningrad but indicated that for the moment the Russians seem to have scored a fairly substantial success. , Reports relayed from Stockholm said that the Rus- sians sallied from their defenses east and southeast of Leningrad in a sharp attack across the Neva River near Schluesselburg. Moscow reports, presumably detailing the same action, said that: five German regiments, units of the 291st Infantry Division, had been mated to number about 15,000 men. London reports indicated that the Russian force cut (Contlnueo on Pai 4. Column It Moscow Report MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (U.R) A special dispatch to the newspaper Izvestia reported today that Russian forces had recaptured four villages and a hill of great tactical importance in a big counter-attack in the Staraya Russa area near Lake Ilmen, 135 miles south of Leningrad. It was indicated that the Russian attack was one of a series being developed in the Staraya Russa zone, partly to relieve German pressure on Leningrad. A war communique said the Russians had routed five German regiments, totaling 15,000 men, in one battle, and had captured two large and two small tanks and a large supply column transporting ammunition. It was indicated that the battle took place in the Leningrad area. The communique said the Germans engaged were largely of the 291st Infantry Division and lost at least 600 men. In one sector of the Leningrad front, it was asserted, the Russians threw back a heavy German attack with the loss of hundreds of Germans killed or wounded. It was asserted that the Russians captured 200 prisoners, six tanks, 17 heavy machine guns and six light machine guns in the engagement. The early communique reported that planes of the Russian Black Sea fleet had shot down 10 German planes and three glider planes. This w as the first mention of German use of gliders in Russia. There was no indication of the sector in which the gliders were bagged but it was assumed that they had been shot down near Odes- sa. in the Crimean peninsula, or iContinufd on Pan 4. Column 6 French youth who shot Pierre Laval and Marcel Deat, was sentenced to death. The Italian newspaper Resto Del Carlino reported from Sofia that "a few dozen bandits" were attempting to terrorize the population of the Greek Macedonian town of Drama. These guerrillas were dispersed by Bulgarian army detachments which suffered 'insignificant-losses, the dispatch said. It added that 'for reasons of prudence" the Bulgarian police had searched all private homes at the Bulgarian seaport of Varna, reportedly used as a German Black Sea base, and arrested 543 persons, including 138 who possessed forged or invalid identity cards. Seventy-eight others were charged with illegal residence. Reports reaching Czech refusee tConcnuco oa Put . Coiuma l routed. The force was esti Berlin Report BERLIN, Oct. 2 (U.R) Soviet forces, aided by an armored train were reported today to have carried out repeated attacks upon one Nasi division in the Leningrad region. The German reports said that fierce battle was fought in which the Russians suffered heavy casualties and were forced to turn back with their armored train which was damaged. The high command's report on the Russian front again was brief, reporting merely that "operations are proceeding according to plan." The high command claimed, however, that Finnish troops, advancing from the south and west, have captured Petrozavodsk, capital of Karelia on the west shore of Lake Onega. The claim had been announced previously by the Finns. The high command said that Italian troops between September 28th and 30th, in the course of encirtie ment operations previously reported, captured more than 8,000 Russian prisoners and inflicted heavy casualties. The Luftwaffe, the high command said, again carried out night attacks on military objectives in Moscow and Leningrad. THREE BOOTLEG MINERS HELD ON THEFKHARGEfh Independents Arrested for Stealing State Guard Rail Posts TRIO SENT TO JAIL Three independent miners were arrested early this morning on charges of theft of 42 guard rail posts from the Pennsylvania Highway department. The poles were temporarily stored along the Sha-mokin-Mount Carmel highway, near Mavsville. Those arrested are Herman Evert. 622 East Fourth Street. Mount Carmel: Marlin Evert. 1658 Tioga Street. Coal Township, and Orlando Schia-vone. 218 Girard Street, Exchange. All were taken into custody by Officer John Bosak and Constable Larry Grunabers. and foilowin? a hearing before Justice of the Peace Harris O. Renninger were committed to Northumberland County jail. A report reached the police substation early this morning notifying officers the three men were loading the poles on a truck, but when Prt- Coni:Duea oa Put . C amino l I i Yd CKIGV3H "SIS KOICKIESVa CKV KU n;:r 'aesgkis :ooa Ssffiosaiv

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