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3 Children Hurl . I ri A - U in DUSACCiaem Three of 13 children riding in a school bus were injured yesterday when it was struck by the rear of a swerving truck at Pillow. Donald King, 3-year-old grand son of Mrs. Blanche Zerbe, 38, Pil low, , driver of the bus, required medical treatment for lacerations of the face and an injury to an eye. Irma Jean Hoke, 16, and Alta Strohecker, 17, both Pillow, escaped with ' minor lacerations when showered by glass from two broken windows of the bus. State Policeman C. W. Ham-berger, Lykens substation, reported the truck operated by William J. Long, Elizabethville, was on the wrong side of the highway while passing a parked car when its rear swerved into the approaching bus as Long attempted to turn back to his side of the highway. Damage to the bus, property of the Williams Valley Transporta tion Company, was estimated at $50, and to the truck, at ?10. The bus hauls school children between Pillow and Elizabethville. Extinguish Steel Plant Oil Fire Burning oil in a section of a 15,000-gallon quenching tank in the finish department of Plant No. 2, Harrisburg Steel Corporation, was extinguished without serious damage yesterday afternoon by a recently installed automatic sprinkler system. Plant and city firemen were summoned as a precautionary measure when the oil burst into flames as hot shells were placed in a compartment of the huge tank for cooling following an electric power failure which occurred out side the plant, officials reported. Three Women Report Thefts of Pocketbooks Three women reported their pocketbooks were stolen yesterday from the Madrid Ballroom and a Downtown cigar store. Miss Jane Bowen, 1901 North Second street, told police she forgot her pocketbook containing $5 and her ration books, which she laid on a counter at a Market street cigar store, and it was gone when she returned. Miss Joyce C. Pilsitz, 646 Dauphin street, and Miss Helen M. Zeck, Ivbanon, notified police they were at the Madrid when their pocketbooks were stolen. The pocketbook of Miss Pilsitz contained articles valued at $15 and a small sum of money. That of Miss Zeck contained $1.50 and other valuables. Miners, Operators Study Extension of Contract By United Press . NEW YORK, April 28. Repre sentatives of the anthracite coal operators and the United Mine Workers met today to continue ne gotiations for a new collective bar gaining agreement and prepare an answer to Coal Administrator Harold L. Ickes request that the old contract be extended for one month beyond its May 1 expiration date. The extension, similar to that effected during soft coal wage ne gotiations, would forestall a threatened strike in the hard coal fields Miners voted under Smith-Connally Act on Thursday to authorize a strike next week if a new contract is not signed or the old one not extended. Ickes' request suggested that provisions of the new contract be retroactive to the original expiration date. Union and operators' representatives met separately before entering joint session to make a final decision on the proposal. HOSPITAL FUGITIVE DROWNS International News Service HONESDALE, April 28. Seven hours after he escaped from the Wayne County Memorial Hospital Eugene Robinson, 73, of South Canaan, was found drowned today in the Lackawaxen River at Hones- dale, a suicide victim. Veather Report From the United States Weather Bureau, Harrisburg FORECAST FOR HARRISBURG AND VICINITY Increasing high cloudiness, cool, moderately windy this afternoon; lowering thick clouds tonight and Sunday, with rain be-' ginning Sunday morning. Predicted temperatures: maximum today, 56; minimum tonight, 42; maximum to-, morrow, 62. Maximum yesterday, 53; minimum overnight, 39. Noon temperature todar 50. w River Bulletin s Feet & Tenths f 4 J , tation . 5 Binghamton 14 7.6 Corning 16 5.2 ....... Towanda 16 7.9 Wilkes-Barre 22 8.9 10.2 Clearfield . 10 2.7 Renovo 16 6.7 Lock Haven 21 10.6 Williamsport 20 8.8 7.7 Mapleton Depot... 20 7.1 Newport 22 7.5 Sunbury 16 5.2 6.1 Harrisburg 17 5.8 6 Brig. Gen. William CristiDnmLnrr D All AMH Named Deputy Cie 0 Government on Okinawa BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM E. CRIST Brig. Gen. William E. Crist, son- in-law of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Koster, 2603 North Sixth street, has been named deputy commander of the military government on Okinawa. His wife and son, W. E. Crist, Jr., are now residing at 1417 Forty-fourth street, Washington. General Crist, a graduate of West Point in 1920, told a recent press conference that "our function is lo relieve the tactical forces of the burden of controlling the 60,000 civilans now in camp areas." Approximately 25,000 additional civilians --who emerged from hiding places when the American forces moved in, have been returned to villages and farms under supervision of the military government. General Crist was sent overseas with the American military mission to Moscow and recently transferred to the Pacific area. His son, a student at Landon School in Maryland, is taking examinations for West Point. Democrats Flay Budget Figures Senate amendments have "wrecked and mangled" the House approved teachers' salary bill "al most beyond recognition," the State Democratic Committee charged to day, reiterating its contention that the budget office was' "concealing" $50,000,000 from the Legislature, Hiram G. Andrews, House min ority leader, pointed out that the administration found funds to increase aid to schools $24,000,000 over its original estimate. "At the beginning of the ses sion the budget office, as it now itself admits, was concealing at least $24,000,000 from the Legislature," he said. "The minority party contends that there is still $50,000,000 which the administra tion's budget office isn't telling the General Assembly anything about." With adjournment slated for next week, Democrats declared the 1945 General Assembly was "more concerned about legislation affecting banks, insurance companies . . . corporation laws and strengthening departmental control over expenditures than it was in legislation designed to benefit the people." McKeesport Asks Arrest Of Juvenile Delinquents International News Service MCKEESPORT, April 28. Tube city police today took steps to end a wave of juvenile delinquency which they claim in the last month has resulted in the looting of 50 cars. With a report of eight more automobile ransackings yesterday, McKeesport Police Chief Guy Rod-key stated that he had detailed a special plain clothes squad "to bring in the violators" and had ordered strict enforcement of an ordinance which imposes a 10 p. m. curfew on all persons under the age of 18. Similar action against juvenile gangs who have caused "widespread damage to public and private property" has been called for by Clairton's Mayor John J. Mullen,1 Joseph BomgardnerSeeks Post on Penbrook Ballot A petition requesting that the name of Joseph C. Bomgardner, 2611 Hoffer street, Penbrook, be placed as candidate for the Republican nomination for burgess of Penbrook was filed with the County Commissioners today. Bomgardner replaces C. R. An derson, former candidate, who died recently. The procedure is in ac cordance with the Act of 1937-which provides that a candidate may be substituted on a petition of a majority of the signers of the petition of the original candidate. Failure to Observe Stop Sign Blamed in Crash The alleged failure of a York County woman to observe a boulevard stop sign at Second and Ver-beke streets today resulted in a collision in which Lester S. Turns, 22, Harrisburg, R. D. 1, suffered minor injury. i Police said Florence Elizabeth Baddorf, 18, Dillsburg, R. D. 3, was driving a car that crashed into a truck operated by Turns after she drove through the "stop" sign. She was reauired to nost a forfeit UU1MUCI3 UCjfUIIU Salvage in Peace By United Press LONDON, April 28. Rep Carter Manasco, D., Ala., said to day that the United States prob ably would abandon thousands of four-engined bombers in England after the war. Manasco, who is investigating the disposal of surplus war prop erty in the European theater, said the cost of flyinj home the "out moded ships would be more than we could realize frpm the sale of the planes." "We have been led to believe we would get one hundred billion dollars back out of planes and guns and tanks and other war equipment," he said. "But after nvestigation of the situation here and on the continent I believe 10 or 15 billion would be the best we can do." Manasco said there was no feas ible commercial use for either big bombers or fighters, adding, you could give a four-motor bomber to a commercial airline and they couldn't afford to op erate it. He cited one case in which a Liberator bomber was flown back to the United States and disassembled when it was no longer fit for combat x use and sold by the Government for $2400. "It took 800 man hours to dis assemble it at $1.50 per man hour. There's $1200. And it took 3000 gallons of high test gas to fly it back. If that costs only 25 cents per gallon that would be another $750. "Other expenses would make the entire deal a losing proposition. It would be cheaper to leave them here, and I think that is what they will do." J. W. Kline Recuperating From Auto Crash Injuries J. W. Kline, chairman of the local ration board, was reported recuperating today at his home, 20 Taylor boulevard, from multiple injuries received late Wednesday night in an automobile accident below Lancaster. Kline had been in Philadelphia thj early part of the week for a physical checkup at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and was being brought home by automobile when the machine crashed with a standing trailer, used by a caravan of gyp sies. Three bones of Kline's left foot and one in his right, were broken, and he suffered severe chest con tusions. His eye glasses were found unbroken about 20 feet ahead of the car although the windshield was unbroken, and a watch charm belonging to him was found on the radiator of the automobile. Th driver of the car, a Hershey man, escaped with minor hurts. The car was badly damaged. Kline has recovered sufficiently to handle some ration board mat ters from his bedroom. Memorial toF.D.R.Asked By State Labor Council AFL President William Green today had a request from the Penn sylvania Federation of Labor that he initiate a Nation-wide campaign for funds to erect "a suitable labor memorial" to the late Presi dent Franklin D. Roosevelt. The State organization renewed its request for abolishment of the Little Steel Formula and establishment of "general wage adjustments more in line with increased living costs." The federation's executive council, closing a four-day meeting late yesterday, also sought guaranteed annual income for workers in "seasonal" industries. Member unions wereurged to include income security provisions in future collective bargaining contracts. Philadelphia was selected as the site for the 1946 convention. The federation also indorsed proposals that the city be made ihe permanent home for the United Nations' council. County's Share of City Office Maintenance Up As result of increases granted to city employes by City Council recently, Dauphin Couiity will have to pay about $40 a month more in the county's share of the cost of maintaining the office of the City Treasurer, who collects current county tax. The city, county and the school district share the expenses of the office. The Commissioners yesterday approved the added appropriation. ' ine commissioners also ap proved the repair of the smoke stack at the County Home, and au thorized Arthur E. Myers, super intendent, to regotiate with the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company for the replacement of electric poles and wires near the home. Probate McDermott Will Two daughters and a son will share the $5500 estate of Mrs. Mary C. McDermott, late of this city. Letters of administration were issued in the Courthouse yes terday to Miss Mary Frances Mc Dermott, 12 South Nineteenth street. The estate of $510.15 left by Francesco Sammarco, also known as Frank Samarco or Samrk, late of this city, will be inherited by a friend, Helen M. Brauner, 434 North street, who was also named executor in his will. South Enola Pair. Married 25 Years When Mr. and Mrs. Murrel R. Walters, of 416 Enola Drive, South Enola, observed their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary last Sunday, they were the principals at a mock marriage, complete with attendants. Members of the "bridal" party, shown here, left to rijrht, are: Miss liladelyn Walters, flower girl; Miss Katherine Marley, bridesmaid; Miss Emily Marley, bridesmaid; Frederick Carpt-ner, best man; Mr. and Mrs. Walters, George M. Samse1, Jr., who took the part of the minister; Robert Foltz, who portrayed Father Time; Miss Sylvia Wolfe, maid of honor; Miss Phyllis Lenheart, flower girl, and Mrs. Frances Fink, ring bearer. Ninety-five guests attended the anniversary. I Steelton I Swatara Township Lists Clinics for Children The schedule has been completed for pre-school clinics in the Swatara Townships schools. All children who will be 6 years of age on or before January 31, 1946, are eligible to enter the first grade next school term. It has been announced for parents lo bring their children to a pre school clinic, on the following days, if they are planning on entering school next term: May 3 at Enhaut grade school at 2.30 p. m., and at Bressler grade school at 2 o'clock. On May 4 at 2 p. m., at the Oberlin grade school and on May 10, at "2 p. m. at the Rutherford Heights grade school and at 3 p. m., at the Lawnton grade school. Dr. H. C. Myers is the physician in charge of .these clinics. He will be assisted by Miss Sara L. Cloos, school nurse in the Swatara Township schools. Former State CE Head To Speak at Main Street Stanley Rinehart, past president of the State Christian Endeavor Union and a member of its board of directors, will speak at a young peo ple s service tomorrow evening in the Main Street Church of God. A half-hour presentation of color slides.entitled "This Is My Father's World," will be shown. A trial change of time for the morning services will begin tomor row morning. The musical prelude for the Sunday School worship will start at 9.40 o'clock; the teaching session at 9.55, and a short musical interlude at 10.30, prior to the morning worship service. Former Oberlin Woman Buried Here Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Sinker. 52, formerly of Oberlin, who died at her home in Plainsboro, N. J., will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Lee G. Wilt funeral home, 112 North Harrisburg street. The Rev. Robert C. Benner, pastor of Salem Lutheran Church. Oberlin, will officiate. Burial will be in Oberlin Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow evening after o'clock. Plan Union Seryke A union service will be held tomorrow evening at 7.30 o'clock in the First Presbyterian Church by the Presbyterian and Centenary United Brethren congregations. The Rev. H. W. Deaven, pastor of the United Brethren Church, will preach on "God's Faith in Men." The pro gram will be in charge of the Rev. A. W. Hepler, host pastor. World Fellowship Sunday will be observed in the First Presbyterian Church at the 11 o'clock service tomorrow morning. The young people will hold a mis sionary meeting, followed by a con secration service, at 6.30 o'clock tomorrow evening in the lecture room. Fighter Pilot Promoted Arthur E. Halfpapp, son of Mrs. Grace Halfpapp, 421 Main street, has been promoted to the rank of captain with the Twelfth Air Force in Italy. Overseas since last June, he has flown more than 75 missions as a Thunderbolt pilot, and wears the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with two clusters. He is a graduate of Steelton High School and was commissioned a pilot in Jan uary, 1944. Young People's Day Young People's Anniversary Day will be observed tomorrow morning at 10.45 o'clock in the Centenary United Brethren Church. Those who will assist in the program ar: Miss Sally Ann Lukic, Miss Vilma Mul holland, Christian F. Rupp "and Ray mond Myers. Both choirs will par ticipate in the service. POST CHAPLAIN TO SPEAK A special service will be held to morrow morning at 10 o'clock in the German Trinity Lutheran Church in place of the regular services. The program will be devoted to the cause of Lutheran World Action. The speaker will be Post Chaplain A. H. Abplanalp, of the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation. SODALITY PLANS SALE Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sodality ,of St. Anne's Catholic Church will hold a cake and cookie sale Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 6 o'clock at 117 South Front street. AURAND TO TEACH CLASS O. H. -Aurand, superintendent of the Steelton schools, will teach the Daniel R. Stees Bible class of the First Methodist Church tomorrow morning. T. Smith, president, will preside. EVANGELIST TO SPEAK Miss Dorothy Lewis, Philadelphia evangelist, will preach at the Monu- ' I I if ' Steelton Girl to Wed Marine Veteran in West MISS CAROLINE A. JAMBROSIC The marriage of Miss Caroline Ann Jambrosic, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Jambrosic, 501 South Front street, and John Sikich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sikich, of Lyons, 111., will take place on Saturday, May 5, at St. Hugh's Church, in Lyons. The Rev. J. W. Stidron- sky, pastor, will perform the cere- fmony. Miss Kay Silfich, sister of the bridegroom, will be maid of honor. George Jambrosig will give his sister in marriage and will serve as best man to the bridegroom. The bridegroom recently received a medical discharge, after two years service with the Marines. The couple will reside in Illinois. mental A. M. E. Church tomorrow morning and afternoon. The Rev. G. H. Crayton is pastor. STEELTON CHURCHES Central Baptist Church. Llnroln and Second streets The Bev. J. J. Patterson. pastor. 10 a. m.. worship service of cnurcn ana school. St. John's Lutheran Church. North hecond and Pine streets The Rev. W. Edward McHale. pastor. . 10.4S a. m. "Worshiping God In Spirit and in Truth"; 7.20 p. m., "Burdens Are God's Gifts." NeidM Memorial United Brethren t nurch, ODerlin The Rev. J.R. MacDon aid, pastor 10.30 a. m.. "Sorrow Unto Salvation of Unto Death, Which?: 7.20 p. m., a Great Than Solomon Is Here." Salem Lutheran Church, Oberlin The Rev. Robert C. Benner. pastor. 10.30 a. m., "In Quest of a Savior"; 7.30 p. m., "Strength For Service." First Presbyterian Church. 2nd and T.lm streets The Rev. A. Walker Hepler. pastor. 11 a. m., "The Master's Direction"; 7.30 p. m., union evening worship with the Centenary U. B. congregation in our church, speaker, the Rev. H. W. Deaven, sermon, "God s Faith In Us." Presiding, the Rev. A. W. Hepler, host pastor. Centenary United Brethren rhnnli The Rev. Harry W. Deaven, pastor. 10,45 a. m.. Young People's Anniversary Service: "Being Christian Where You Are"; 7.30 p. m., union service in the Presbyterian Church- "God's Faith in Us." uerman irinlly Lutheran Church The Rev. Gerhard G. Dietrich, pastor. 10 a. m The Service: Speaker. Chaplain A. H. Abplanaln, "Lutheran World Action " First Methodist Church The Rev. Ward K. Shultz. pastor. 10.45 a. m., A Covenant service; 7.45 p. m., "God's Second Question." Mt. Zlon Mflhnrfl.t Thnrrh TV,. Rev. Ward K. Shultz. Dastnr SM n m a Covenant service. Main Street Church of find The Pev Harry C. Gintzer, pastor. 10 35 a. m.. The Christian Alert": 7 in n m Young People's Church service. "This Is My Father's World" In kodachrome slides, Stanley Rinehart, State Christian Endeavor Union, speaker. Trinity Episcopal Church Stanley Brien. layrcader in charge. 11 a. m., morning prayer and address. MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS Reagan W. Nunnally, 30, Arlirrg'-ton, Va., and. Edith M. Harris, 27, Harrisburg, R. D. 3. Paul H. Darbrow, 24, Camp Hill, R. D. 4, and Julianne Sutton. 24. New Cumberland. Francis M. McClarnon, 28, Strea- tor, 111., and Virginia A. Barrack, 25 2345 North Fourth street. Martin J. Poturica, 25, 646 South Second" street, and Helen A. Cacko-vic, 25, 528 1 South Second street. both of Steelton. Alexander Sperling, 28, Indian- town Gap, and Lillian C. Garner, 28, Lone Pine, Calif. . John W. Vaughn, 28, 1008 North Sixth street, and Thelma V. Kaile, 21, 1300 NorthfSixth street. Richard D.Stoudt, 24, Shartles- ville, and Mae A. Adams, 18, Ham burg. Ray E. Kuntz, 20, Hummelstown R. D. 2, and Grace E. Gassert, 19, Hershey R. D. 1. Marvin R. Shirley, 30, Clear Spring; Md and Eleanor L. Snell, 29, New Cumberland. Henry Brandt, 37, Fort Jackson, S. C, and Carolyn A. Green, 21, 1125 State street. Alexander Sloane, 39, 1107 Cow-den street, and Queen Esther Robinson, 22, 616 Reily street. GIRL, 9, BREAKS ARM Elizabeth M. Harner, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Harner, 302 Swan street, Paxtang, is confined home with a fractured left arm, suffered yesterday when she fell from a swing near her home. She was treated at the Harrisburg Hospital. DIVORCE SUIT FILED A divorce suit was started in the Dauphin County Court yesterday by Charles E. Beers against Mrs. Bertha S. Beers, Millersburg, R. D. 1, charging indignities. British Advance Against Hamburg ititernniional A ews Service LONDON, April 28. British troops, pressing forward into Adolf Hitler's North Sei fortress, prepared today for an all-out assault on Hamburg, Germany's lar gest port and greatest northern. bastion. Advanced elements east of Hamburg reached points only 35 miles from the great Baltic port of Luebeck, one of the first Ger man towns to suffer the fury of major Royal Air Forces assault earlier in the war, according to front dispatches. A sweeping advance across Schleswig-Holstein to Luebeck would cut off the German garrison of Denmark and - neutralize Germany's big naval base at Kiel. It would bring Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's troops to within 135 miles of Marshal Konstantin Rokos-sovsky's Red Army columns pressing over the desolate Prussian plain from Stettin. Rokossovsky thus may soon make the first Red Army link with the British at Wittenberge, less than 80 miles from his advanced columns. Japs Paye Way For Peace Try International A'ctrs Service WASHINGTON, April 28. Inspired by fear of the catastrophe which will fall on Japan if Russia enters the Far Eastern war, the army opposition and the Suzuki ministry are now seeking to achieve a peace, the Army and Navy journal declared today. Tracing past events, including evidences of solidarity among the Big Four, the naming of Soviet Foreign Commissar V. Molotov as delegate to the San Francisco Conference and his flight by plane via Siberia and Alaska, the journal remarked that these impressed the Japanese severely. It noted that from Siberian bases, the blockade of the Jap homeland can be made airtight and added: "To gain peace now before the infliction of this great terror which Russian entrance into the war would mean, has become the ob jective of the Army opposition around the throne and the Suzuki ministry, provided it can be achieved without internal convul sion. "It is to prevent the latter, to prepare the people for the hard peace they must accept, that all of the recent Japanese publicity has been directed toward informing them on the losses they have suf fered and the greatness of the power that is being concentrated against the country." Laval Repeats Request To Enter Switzerland By United Press ST. MARGRETHEN, Switzerland, April 28. Pierre Laval twice last night repeated a request for permission to enter Switzerland, it was reported at this border post today. The former chief of government in the Vichy regime during the Nazi occupation of France was reported to have cut off the droopy mustach which he had worn most of his life. MRS. JAMES A. FOX Mrs. Mary Adams Fox, 64, wife of James A. Fox. chairman of the State Legislative Board of the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, of 2001 State street, died this morning at her home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by. two sons, Pvt. Charles R. Fox, in the Army at the New Cumberland Reception Center; Pvt. Jame3 A. Fox, Jr., in the Army In Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Noon, of Linslestown: Mrs. A. W. Tuttle, of Harrisburg; Miss Mary Belle, at home, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zimmerman funeral home, in Linglestown, with the Rev. C. Ralston Smith, pastor of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wenrick's Cemetery, Linglestown. Friends may call at the funertl home on Monday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock. THE EVENING NEWS, Harrisburg, 'Go-to-Church' Drive Advocated by Minister A planned "go-to-church" cam paign was advocated by the Rev. M. L. Schlessman, pastor of the Middle- town First Church of God, at the final of a series of administration conferences, which was held Thursday in the Church of God, Highspire, under the direction of the Dauphin County Council of Christian Educa tion. He suggested appropriate posters, invitation cards and calls on delinquent members. The Rev. Harry C. Gintzer, vice-president of the council, emphasized the value of the point' system in bringing out Sunday School attend ance, and the Rev. Ira , H. Yohe. treasurer of the council, discussed interdenominational relationship. SOCIAL Miss Levin Engaged MISS ZELDA JANE LEVIN Mr. and Mrs. Isadore R. Levin have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Zelda Jane Levin, to Pfc. Bernard Elinoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Elinoff, of New York City. Miss Levin, a graduate of William Penn High School, is a student at Temple University, where she is taking a pre-nursing course. She will enter Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, in the Fall. Pvt. Elinoff was a dental student at New York University prior to entering the service. At present he is serving with the Army Air Forces in the South Pacific area. Coal Region Pair Wed Miss Cteo I. Bachert, 2015 Penn street, daughter of Mrs, Hazel Bachert, of Hazleton, and Stanley T. Marinko, 1225 Market street. on of Mrs. Mary Marinko, of Wilkes-Barre, were married April 21, in St. Francis' Catholic Church. The Rev. John A. Maguire, pastor, officiated. Miss Alfredda Bachert, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Mrs. Earl Boland was bridesmaid. Eugene Blake served as best man. Following the ceremony a dinner was held at the home of Miss Mary K. Albright, 1225 Market street.. In addition to the wedding party those present were: Mrs, Hazel Bachert, Miss Betty Bachert, Mrs. Home Bachert, all of Hazle- ton; Mrs. Mary Marinko, of Wilkes- Barre; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hall of Newark, N. J.; Irving Wheat- croft, of Great Falls, Mon., and Arthur Jenkins, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Marinko are both employed at the Middletown Air Depot. They will live temporarily at 1225 Market street. Pupils Give Recital Miss Elizabeth Meily, 414 Fifth street, New Cumberland, presented a group of her piano pupils in a recital at her home on Thurs day evening. Those participating were: Janet Fisher, Laura McGurk, Henrietta Embick, Wilbur Maclver, Gloria Gladfelter, Joan Miller, Linwood Seibert, Myitis Rehbein, Joyce Fry, Patricia Cramer, Loren Bayler, Janet Gray, Carolyn , Gensemer, Hazel Stoner, Diane Gray, Dick Landis, Kathryn Parthemore, Jac quelyn Wiles, Harriet Diffender- fer, Althea Prowell and Elwyn Fisher. Announce Betrothal Mrs. William Lindsey, 2211 Boas street, has announced the engage ment of her daughter, Miss Betty E. Lindsey, to Sgt. Jack Malloy, son of Mr. and Mrs.-C. J. Malloy, of Des Moines, Iowa. Miss Lindsey, a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Des Moines, is a freshman at Pennsylvania State College and a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Sergeant Malloy was graduated from Dowl- ing High School, Des Moines. He has" been in the service for two years and is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. Marysville Sergeant Wins 7th Battle Star MARYSVILLE, April 28. Cpl. Charles O. Cassell, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dyson B. Cassell, 211 Myrtle avenue, is wearing a seventh bronze battle star on his Mediter ranean riUbon. Overseas since Octo ber, 1942, he Is acting duty sergeant of a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter group of the 12th Air Force. He also wears the Good Conduct Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge. Corporal Cassell attended Marys-ville High School and was station baggageman for the Pennsylvania Railroad before he entered the service December 27, 1943. . I Pg., Saturday, April 28, 19453 Krug Prepared In Reconversion By United Press WASHINGTON, April 28. The "Spot Authorization" plan, stepchild of the War Production Board since its birth last August, came into its own today as the agency's chief mechanism for cushioning the initial shock of the switch from a total war economy to a peacetime level of civilian output. It will be used during the next few months to help individual factories get back into peacetime pro duction when their war contracts are suddenly canceled or when they run out. Restoration of the "Spot" reconversion machinery was announced last night by WPB Chairman J. A. Krug. Center of hitter controversy among the Nation's top leaders, the plan was virtually shelved by military edict last December when the Allied armies gave way under the German counter-offensive. The Army unsuccessfully tried to block the "Spot" procedure for months before it was announced. Born in strife, it was almost immediately orphaned when Donald M. Nelson, father of the plan, left the WPB chairmanship for his present job as White House adviser. Nelson's successor, J. A. Krug, was lukewarm toward it and gradually gave way under continued Army pressure until the adverse military situation last December forced it into virtual disuse. Restoration of the plan by Krug does not in itself mean an immediate increase in the output of consumer goods. It merely means that a smoothly-operating mechanism for making the change-over is now available for use as the manpower, facilities and material are released from war work. Under this procedure, a manufacturer may apply to the local WPB regional chief for authorization to make specific non-war goods. If the WPB official decides it will not interfere in any way with the output of munitions in the applicant's plant or in other factories in that area, the permission is granted. Despite its low-gear operation last Fall, more than $700,000,000 worth of civilian goods output was authorized under the plan but only about 30 per cent, of this amount was ever realized. Since December, group 1 and group 2 critical labor areas were off-limits for authorizations under the plan, but the new policy puts all areas on the same footing. The "Spot" plan will play a slightly different role than was originally planned for it. It was originally designed to fill in the chinks ofr war production with piecemeal civilian output. Now, with V-E Day close at hand, it will take on the bigger job of deter mining the more essential civilian projects when the end of the European war forces large cutbacks in munitions and frees whole plants from war work. In another action, WPB canceled scheduled cutbacks in the production of farm machinery after protests from the War Food Administration., As a result, farm equipment will continue to be produced at the same rate as was authorized during the first three months of this year. Torgau Has Place In History Pages Internatioal WtM Service WASHINGTON, April 28. Torgau, the little German town on the river Elbe where the American and Russian armies made their momentous juncture, dates back in history nearly 1000 years. It was founded about 973, and twice in its 10 centuries of existence, the river and road hub has served as the meeting place for Russian armies driving from the east for a linkup with their western allies. The first time occurred nearly two centuries ago, in 1761, when the Russians met the Austrians at Torgau during the seven years war, during their common fight against Frederick the Great of Prussia. The second, and most historic, came last Wednes day when the Russian and American armies met in force to complete the task of slicing Germany in half. With a normal population of slightly more than 14,000 Torgau has changed hands several times in its long history. The Swedes took it in 1645, and the French four centuries later in 1813. It was important in its early days as a convenient crossing place for the River Elbe and a hub for barge traffic. Torgau also figured in religious history, for it was in this place that Martin Luther and his associates met in 1530 to draw up the articles which eventually formed the basis for the confession of Augsburg. The Palace Church, dedicated by Luther in 1544, is supposed to have been the first Protestant Church. TemporaryHousing Units May Be Shipped Abroad By United Press WASHINGTON, April 28. The National Housing Agency said today that many of the Nation's 420,-000 temporary war housing units are to be shipped abroad for emer gency use by the United Nations when they became surplus. NHA, in outlining disposal plans, also revealed that present occupants and war veterans would have first consideration in the sale of publicly financed permanent fara ily dwellings. ;j Jof $7.25 for the violation. S

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