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Happy Tnu. Hiddx Tttnmiv Inf to youi Happy rim iai, tnlisiitfl'ea' who ehosl showersrlHefl rtfeMRf nappy eranMBivi 'lit' COVERING TH WORLD FROM THE COMMERCIAL CENTER OF WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA VOLUME 88. NO. SIXTEEN PAGES INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1941. TWO SECTIONS 0H8EU) M1ML Hitler's Plans for the Winter Pressure Program Begins On Mexican Grows In ENGINE CREW GIVE LIVES TO SWT TRAIN Three Suffocated As 96 Cars Stall in Tunnel Sympathy Walkout Spreads Congress INDIANA PAIR '3! "lints Trrii iiiN ii Se Here is bow Hitler probably plans Co spend the winter In Russia.

General Winter and the Russians In the north and joint Soviet-British reslstaiwc 1st the Caucasus are likely to alter these plans, considerably. In Af rican War of Strength Cannot Long Be Delayed, Says Churchill rHitler and Mussolini Claim Initial Advantages (By The Associated: Press! Britain's desert armies, 750,000 strong. -were reported drivinc deep into Libya today after advancing more than 50 miles on a 140-mile front in a vast and secretly launched offensive aimed at- knocking the- Axis out mt 4r Hope of SettlSfc Coal Strike Al FDR FLOUTElAT i- Lewis Awaits Actffi Policy Saturday AP) HoDes for MttleahVr; of the captive coal strike wjtfi out government action eu llie vumalling as John L. LewU refusedi-j budsre from his no-comDroaHV positon despite a freshieiTof by President Roosevelt; the walkout. In flatly rejecting theine peace formula, the, chief Ac GIO's United .1 l.

l. 1 bmu (nab ne bdukc wiciyio himself nnif that' nnr.fhriwe reply was possible nn til jt rt union a policy committer meets one in labor -or eoverhmen circles that-theg mittee would cialiy confirms mformed -Sources- believe; will makefederal ihtcrVen there was still some iidlffera ence of opinion what form intervention would takeJi Some authoritative sdurces3eemwJ convinced that the-Piwidentivolc3 have the Army' take overtHewm 1 with the 50,000 troops been mobilized' and such special OtHeriVhSyfewnj that the Chief seek a legislative ariswer''tbKl problem: V' uir vapiioi run, (Continued on page -two)' Wia Thanksgiving Dinner AVM WhiteHoii Sausage to Ha Place with Roast Turkey 'fe HX WASHINGTON, Nov. tl20-i(i Here is what President -and Roosevelt will serve. for-Vtj Thanksgiving dinner tonlgnU'S; Utile Neck Clarnj f.rv SalUnes Clear Chicken Whole Wheat Curled Celery Stufted QUvss' Roast Tuikey. t-M Dlblet Gravy Chestnut Dcisilj Cranberry Sauce Saisage, Beans Casserole of Sweet Pot'w; with Marslimallawi Dinner Rolls Green 6l9it: Cheese Straws FuroBlun-pIoi-r-Ice Cream Carmel, giuc:) Cofteo WASHINGTON Nov President Roosevelt joined 'tttj of two-thirds of the statu- In observing the third ni j(i "early Tlj'aiiksgtvlng' national and dumestio eomgljiif (L kept htm and most of-lit at' their desks pert of Sixteen states JWlW hollduy Turkey untU'tMW time, i weelc' from muf, 7W tire rumitry will revert (a jit Thurdat in the; wgntb' afts year, Ihe President ha Wn44-the wider spread tatwssM giving nd North Africa.

British dispatches said the attack, which aiaried at dawn on Tuesday, set German and Italian troops back on their heels in shocked surprise. In London, Prime Minister. Winston ChuroblH told parliament that the long-awaited hie push had already won positions of "marked advantage" and that the decision might come "within a few hours" in a giant battle' of mechanization. "This is the flrsi time we have met the Germans at least equally well armed," Churchill said, adding that Britain had waited, planned and massed her strength for Ave months before inleashing the assault. MI don't know whether the trial of r- Big Poser for U.

S. Is Oil Land Expro-' priations GOOD NEIGHBOR Amicable Iution by Hull and Najera WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. (AP) The United Stales and Mexico have worked out a good neighbor program for the amicable solution of long-standing problems which affected harmonious relations between the two countries in the past.

Both Secretary of Stale Hull and Francisco Castillo Najera, the Mexican ambassador, hailed the accomplishment as an advance of great importance in the field of hemisphere solidarity and collaboration. The program, represented, by a series of agreements signed late yesterday, provides for-the following: Settlement of the protracted con-. over Mexico's expropriation of American oil holdings there; A. $40,000,00 payment by Mexico as full settlement of general and agrarian claims by Americans; -ef a pact; American financial assistance In stabilizing: the; Mexican Peso; An agreement for purchase by the United States of newly mined Mexican silver; and A 130,000,000 loan by the united States to assist in the financing ot Mexico's highway construction pro gram. Settling the oil expropriation dispute promised to be the most dim-cult task posed by the program.

Ever since the oil properties were taken over by the Mexican govci'n-- ment in March, 193B, there have been negotiations between the Mcxi can government and the oil compan ics to arrive at a mutually satis factory price lor the holdings. State Department officials disclosed yesterday that the oil com panies did not agree to the settlement provisions set forth In yester day six-point program. They add ed, however, that companies had been kopt fully informed during the period of Us preparation. The oil settlement, arrangements See MEXICAN Continued on page two Careerist. Will Decide Faf of Two Never Wed, Because "Marriage Is Full-Time Job" HARHISBURa.

Nov. 20 (P)--A white-haired spinster who reads dcloctlve (or- relaxation tackled without emotion toduy the grim task ot deciding the fate of two mon eondemned to die. She Is Pennsylvania's No. 1 career woman, 59-year-old Sophia Maria Regina O'Hura, who never wed becaust "marriage is a full-time Job." As Secretary ot the 'Commonwealth, Miss O'Hura la member ot the Stat Pardons Board and she and three malt colleagues must decide whether Wllllo Jones, Pittsburgh negro, and Harold B. Friable, a farmer, must die In the electric chair Sunday night.

Janes was convicted of a hold-up slaying, Frlsbie sentenced for the hitch, hike murder of a wealthy lum berman. "A womgq doesn't feel any different than a man about such a job," said Miss O'Hsiu, "but I'd rather not discuss it now. It would Bee CAREERIST Continued on page two BEAR BARE SAN DIEOO. CaUf. Mrs.

Vera Seas hived girl who had been nudist In 1 carnival. The girl and tlOO worth of clothes ar mlwiog. lulUiu Vfter Uawlls, ll" RMWi ei C. 1.0. PLEDGES COOPERATION "Firmly Resolved to Do All in Their Power" for Industry DETROIT, Nov.

20 flV-Declaration that "in this grave crisis mediation and peaceful solution of our industrial disputes is of the utmost importance" was today' by the annual convention of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Delegates, who closely follow de-' velopments in the captive coal mines strike as well as the proceedings of their conclave, adopted a resolution which asserted the CIO and its affiliated unions were "firmly resolved to do all In their power" to cooperate with industry and government toward the goal of maximum defense production. It added: The CIO will utilize to the uE most degree the mediation- facilities of the government in the effort that no stone will be left unturned to achieve prosecution of our national defense program. "Labor appreciates more than any other group that in this grave crisis medittion and peaceful qf our. industrial disputesis, of, the -Utmost importance.

Speaking 'in support of the resolution, Jacob Potofsky, acting pre-; sident of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, stated that "these days call for more than ordinary, restraint" in labor rela- See C. O. Continued on Page Two BUFFINGTON RESIDENT DIES Miss Margaret Duncan, 78, Victim of Heart Attack MISS MARGARET DUNCAN, 78, a widely-known lite-long resident ot Bufflngton Township, died suddenly at 7:30 this tnorning at' her home near Vintondale. She had risen at her usual hour and had come downstairs ior her breakfast when she suffered a heart attack and died within a few minutes. She was born -in 1862 and would have observed her seventy-ninth birthday on December 7.

She was a daughter of the. late James and Eliz abeth (Bracken) Duncan. She is sur vived by her sister, Mrs. William Stewart, of Layport City, Iowa. Funeral services will be at her late home Sunday at 2:00 p.

m. Interment will be In the Blacklick Methodist Church Cemetery in Bumngton Township. Her sister and only surviving relative, who Is 88 years old, is not, expected to be able to attend the services. SAMUEL MILES HARDY NEAL, 71, husband of Ada (Conner) Neul, died in his home, 471 Washington street at 9:35 a. m.

today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. RICHARD KENNETH BLOSE, infant son ot Jason and Kenneth (Bly- stoiiei Blose of Waterman, died at 2:00 this morning. He was born July 31, 1M1. Services will be held at the family home in Waterman tomorrow at 2:00 in charge of the Rev.

Ernest Miller. Interment will be In Green- wood Cemetery. MISS ANNA MAY DEMYANj 20, daughter of Mr. and John Demyan of Clune. died last night In Cresson Sanitarium, where she had been a patient (or two and a half years.

Funeral arrangements are Incomplete, MKS. CARRIE BELL (JAMISONI MULBEROr.8, 65. died this moriuug In the home of her and daughter, Mr. eud tin- Frank Smathers, In Armstrong Tpwiuuup. Funeral arrangements ne uwam.

Plete, 6ee. QBrfVAl Continued on, Two i i The "Jl" nwM wiUei -ami writing, iivstrueut, Sat It at. Sea 'ublie Sil id ut iKWgcf STOWAWAYS DIE Three Hundred Hereford Steel's Are, Suffocated VAN NUYS, Calif, Nov. 20. WV-Three crewmen of a Southern California freight train, trapped by the very device designed to Insure their safety in an emergency, died heroes In a hell of Are, smoke and gas fumes in a 7,000 foot tunnel yesterday.

Two other men, stowaways, also were asphyxiated and five crewmen were burned and nauseated after the 90-car freight stallet. in Hasson tunnel on the Ventura-Los Angeles County line. Southern Pacific officials reconstructed this picture of the tragedy: A coupling broke, getting the 'automatic air brakes and halting the train halfway through the bore. Flames shot from the oil beneath the cab. Thick clouds of smoke and fumes quickly filled the tunneL trainmen, stumbled and crawled 2500 feet to the outside.

They were Conductor H. Hartley, Brakeman V. L. Rippey, O. B.

Castle and E. J. Byrne, all of Los Angeles, nd Fireman Boyfl Bonner of Bakersfleld, Calif. Engineer John Dunne and Fire man E. Snodgrass of Los Angeles tried in the train.

Faillne, thy toot time to shut off the -oil valves the huge arid prevent Their bodies were found with their Brakeman-G. C. Baket, ot Los See TRAIN HEROES Continued on Page HOOVER WANTS END TO RUMORS Decries Attempt to Con' dition American Minds for. War CHICAGO, 111, Nov. 20 WP Former President Hoover urges calling a halt to what he calls an attempt to condition American minds artificially for war.

In an address made before'1 the Union League and broadcast over -the Columbia system last night, the former Chief Execu Uve asserted propaganda agencies Hlready were voicing "preliminary demands'1 for the sending of Am erican jana xorces into the European maelstrom. He said the "preliminary demand" for overseas forces "is like ly to be for an expeditionary force to Persia or Egypt. He added: "Already the propaganda agen cies are blurting it out. Already press dispatches from abroad in dicato Already officials are making the same sort ot statements that anteceded our going into naval action." He cqntended such action wouli not only be a "futile waste of American life," but would also en danger freedom in the United States itself. Mr, Hoover described the European war as a "military stalemate" and asserted what effect an American expeditionary force would have on the outcome was the primary question before the American people.

"We can dismiss at once, he said, See HOOVtlR (Continued on Page Two) TAXES BOSTON, Nov. j8.p) Due to the "defense tax.the old age tax, amusoment tax, lax on tax and tax on taxed tax," tho Central Square Shine Boys Association announced today the price ot shoe shines would be increased from Ave to 10 cents Saturday. The increase was adopted, the association said, after it had been considered by "the committee on way and means and GOES WEST NORTH PLATTE, gentleman entered a store and asked for pair of horsehide Pants, but the astonished merchant, George Judd, mi he's never heard of such a thing. It tyjrned. put the gent-rrom Pittsburgh wanted, some cowboy cbjD tor tug western trip.

UPSET LATROBE Palmer Brothel's in Altercation with Borough Policemen A pain ot Indiana County broth-rs went on a drunken spree in La-trobe Monday afternoon, it was learned today, and caused lio. little discomfiture to members of the borough police rorce there before they Drought under control. According to their report, the two brothers involved were Charles and Clayton Palmer of Indiana County. Their ages and addresses were not disclosed. Their first contact with the police came when Chief of Police George Brubaker arrested one on a drunkenness charge.

No sooner had he sent him out of town than the other gat into mischief. About 3:80 police, received- a call stating that a man was undressing on; the corner of Ligonicr and Depot streets. When the police- arrived on the spot, they found numerous articles-of- clothing strewn around the. scene. Inquiry revealed had gone to Seabol's restaurant, and the chief, accompanied byr-Patrolmah Omer Welshons, we'nt jn jto appro--hend him -'-V -yf The -brother, teporlectW be Clay-.

win.KolH Jentli-. shone and eye and alio hitting BrubakoA The Chief wes forced to- use a black jack to subdue him. At a hearing before Justice' of the Peace Frank Herring Tuesday evening, he was charged with vagrancy and lewdness and committed to the Westmoreland County jail for 30 days. ENGINEERS TO MEET TOMORROW D. E.

Renshaw to Address Tri-County Society in Johnstown D. E. Renshaw, mining section engineer of the Wostinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, will speak at a meeting of the Trl-Coun-ty Engineers Society tomorrow night in the new Chamber of Commerce rooms of the First National Bank Building in Johnstown. The meeting will start at Bp, m. His subject will be "AC-DC Con version Equipment for Mines," including a discussion of the relative merits of M.

G. Sets, Rotaries and Ignition Rectifiers, Slides will amplify his talk. Years of association with the mining industry and its problems make the guest speaker of the evening well-qualified to present this subject In view of the Increasing emphasis on mechanization, the problem of delivering power to the working face la assuming added importance. TWO ESCAPE FROM ROCKVIEW BELLBFONTE, 20 UP) Two prisoners escaped from the Rockview Penitentiary today by eluding guards while they wero working on tne prison grounds near Ihe Bellelonte-Stote College highway. They are John Kelly, 33.

of Washington County, serving 10 to 20 years for murder and John Tracy, 25, of Mercer County, sow ing two to tour years lor rob bery. Kelly's minimum term expires In 104? and that of Tracy in Decem ber, 1MB. FIRE! FIRE I CHARON, O. Mrs. Abe Sissler of nearby Burton looked across the road from her home, saw flames from a kitchen stove explosion In the house of Mr.

and Mrs. Henry Bartman and hustled over to help put out the Selurniug, she found her own house on fire. Jn her rush to help the neighbors, she neglected to adjust her kitchen atove. Have you seen the New "41" Pen. it's Mclusive at wtadowion's.

Many Indiana County Miners Join the Movement VOTE TO STRIKE three Men shot in Picket Clash in Fayette 0 The wave of sympathy walk-outs by miners in com mercial pits which threatens to paralyze the Western Fenn sylvania bituminous coal in us try by tomorrow dealt heavy blow to Indiana County minine operations today when at least one-half of the mines went out on strike. Operations in all the Indi ana County mines of tne Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company were at a stand-still this morninc as a result ot votes taken by the employes last nieht. The Commodore nit of the Clearfield Bitumin ous Coal Company was also idle this morning. At airbut one of the county R. P.

workings, the vote sponsored by the local union officials favored a walkout in sympathy with- the strike of the "captive" diggers tor a union snop. ine majority voted to' continue working at Lucerne 2 and, 3, but refused to cross the picket line which appeared at the shafts this morning. The walkout affects a total of ap proximately 3,125 men employed at the Waterman. Ernest; Coal Run Mclntyre and Lucerne mines. The five pits have been producing about 20,000 tons of coal a day.

Other and mines outside the county at Yatesboro, Helvetia and Adrian, employing about 1,900 men and producing 9,200 tons daily, were all working today, according to company, officials. Sea STRIKES Continued on Page Two DAY OF THANKS FOR SOME OF US Many Workers Given Another Double Holiday By The Associated Press This was Thanksgiving for some Pennsylvanians, although the State does not celebrate officially until a week from today. Many bank employes, soldiers, a few postal workers, federal Jobholders and some public officials celebrated today the date axed by President Roosevelt. But a majority of the state business and industrial establishments maintained a business at usual schedule. Governor James stuck by the iBter Thanksgiving dale as far as Ihe state officially was concerned, thus giving many workers another double Thanksgiving.

But next year President Roosevelt will procliara the traditional last Thursday. The railroads within the state went along with the Governor too, planning holiday schedules tor next Thursday, operating on the regular week-day time-table today. Rural mailmen apparently were one group which failed to benetll. By they had to take today off. but must serve their routes next Thursday.

Federal offices throughout the state were closed. So were the banks and stock markets. Chain stores stayed open, and they, along witn otner retail estabiisnments in border counties optimistically anticipated a banner sales day be cause stores In all neighboring states except Delaware were closed. Mail service in most urban com munities- was un-normel, the post office group, observing the holidsy- In some counties, omelets ad hered to the orders of local points in proclaiming a holiday today and looked forward, ia suullar action sett wee. strength has yet taken place between heavy armored forces, but it cannot be long delayed," he said.

Equipped with American made tanks, planes, guns, bombs and bullets, the British striking force wa described as tho greatest ever assembled In North Africa far different from the "token army" with which Gen, Sir Archibald P. Wavel! swept aci'oss mast of Libya in 35 days last winter only to be driven out again last spring. The ne offensive is vmmanded on land by Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham, the man' who crushed the Italian African empire, and on sea by his brother, Admiral Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham. A bulletin from AdolT Hitler's headquarters, deprecating the sur I Cown from Mt. Pleasant Lowther Mining Institute To Hear Secretary Maize prise element in the attack, asserted that German and Italian counter attacks had thrown back strong British forces with heavy losses west of Sidl Omar, desert oasis town.

In Rome, Premier Mussolini's High Command said British motorized and armored forces opened the attack against Italian troops an a 90-mile front in the MHrmarica desert, in eastern Libya, and that Fascist counterattacks "destroyed a part of the enemy tanks by the end of the day while the others withdrew." Both German and Italian spokes men at the offensive as Britain's reply to the appeal by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin for a second front, See INTERNATIONAL (Continued on cage two) O. VYVME OVtBt-T Pennsylvania State Secretary ofsv mmca mensra maize nceas ine use of speakers at the meetins ol the Thomas a. Lowther Mining Institute, to be held in Indiana High School auditorium Saturday, November 32, beginning at 1:45 p. m. his topic will be "Problem of Priorities in Pur-chasing of Mine Materials and Equipment." "Profiting by Experience" will be the subject of the talk by Or.

A. W. Gauger, head of the school of mineral Industries, Pennsylvania State College. Heath B. Clark, president of tiie Rochester Pittsburgh Coal Company, will speak on "Bituminous Coal's Place in National Defense." Th, closing talk of tho afternoon will be given by P.

Jaggard, mining, mechanical, electrical engineer of the C. A. Hughes Company, Cres-son. He will speak on "Use of Am meters for Ventilation Surveys." With the Institute speeches and discussions out of the way, but leav ing many pertinent thought, tot further assimilation, members and their ladies will disenable at o'clock in first Methodist phuvch See INSTITUTE (Caotiowii page two) I (H HtoU fapt;.

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