MOUNT GARMEL ITE M GOOD EVENING WEATHER Slightly cooler tonight. 1 Vou never know how well off you are until you 'MW are noi- EXCLUSIVE LEASED WIRE DISPATCHES OP THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS v'OL. LIV. NO. 185. MOUNT CARMEL, PA.r TUESDAY, JUNE 9, ,1942. PRICE THREE CENTS, ensive O 11 Pacific Forces n Funds to Run WPA Approved Projects To Be Continued Despite Heavy Increase In Defense Employment WASHINGTON, June 9. (U.P.) The House Appropriations Committee today approved President Roosevelt's request for $2SO,000,000 to operate a drastically curtailed Work Projects Administra tion program during the fiscal year beginning July 1. The fund will provide WPA em ployment for average of 400,000 workers during the year, and is expected to force dismissal this summer of about 350,000 relief workers. Mr. Roosevelt asked $465,000,000 (Continued on Page Seven) MrsJos.Hovanes Dies Following Short Illness Former School Music Supervisor In This Area Expires Mrs. Joseph Hovanes, 342 south Oak street, wife of a prominent Mount Carmel businessman, died today in Geisinger Memorial Hospital. She was 49. Taken to the hospital yesterday afternoon, she succumbed at ten o'clock this morning to a systemic infection. Her fatal illness was brief and death occurred a comparatively short time after her condition had become serious. Members of the family were called to the hospital early this morning. Funeral arrangements were not definite up until eraly this afternoon. Margaret Mary (McCarthy) Hov- ( Continued on Page Seven) PROCLAMATION TO THE PEOPLE OP MOUNT CARMEL, GREETINGS: WHEREAS, June 22, 1942, will be the first anniversary of the date on which the armed hordes of Nazism treacherously and by night poured across the borders of the stolen territories into the land of the Russian people; and WHEREAS, . in the intervening year the Russian army and people have won the heartfelt admiration of the entire world by their bravery, fighting efficiency, and uncomplaining sacrifice in defense of their freedom as a people and ps a nation; and WHEREAS, the magnificient war which our Russian allies have waged has been of such incalculable value to the cause in which we, too, are fighting that our own heroic General MacArthur has said that "the hopes of civilization rest on the worthy banners of the courage-' ous Russian Army"; and WHEREAS, We of the United States of America cannot in honor or in humanity do less than our utmost to aid these brave and invaluable allies and to mitigate their sufferings; and WHEREAS, It is eminently appropriate that on the coming June 22 Americans should give public and material recognition to our obligations to the people of Russia, NOW, THEREFORE, as Chief Burgess of Mount Carmel, I do . hereby proclaim and set aside Monday, June 22, 1942, as Aid-To-Russia Day and do call upon the citizens of Mount Carmel to give practical effect to this proclamation by giving with open hands for Russian war relief work, by adopting in meetings of their organizations resolutions of appreciation and friendship addressed to the Russian people, and by renewing In their hearts our national pledge to fight side by side with all of our allies until freedom and the rule of law and honor return once more to all of the earth. ELMER J. DELCAMP. Broadway Actress Elopes After Show NEW YORK, June 9. ' ttl.R). Peggy Knudsen, 19-year-old Broadway actress, was spending a brief honeymoon today with her husband, Adrian Samish, '33, radio executive. iney eloped alter curtain on "My Sister Eileen" last night to Media, Pa., because the actress' mother objected she was too young for marriage. An unknown from Duluth, Minn., Miss Knudsen took over the star's part last Wednesday after she had been spotted doing Army relief work by a producer. Her predecessor in the role, Jo Ann Sayers, of Seattle, Wash., quit to get married today. Lodge To Hold Golden Jubilee Banquet Here To Observe Fiftieth Anniversary Of Greek Catholic Organization SOYIET RUSSIA Japt massed in Manchukuo menoccl Russian Siberia A Golden Jubilee Banquet will be held by SS. Peter and Paul Lodge, Branch No. 816 of the Greek Catholic Union on Sunday, June 14, it was announced today by George Chabala, president of the local branch. The affair will be held in the Social Hall of SS. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic Church, Avenue and Beech Street. The program will start with services in SS. Peter and Paul Church at 4:30 o'clock with members of the organization attending in a body Rev. L. Zakrevsky, pastor of the church, will officiate and he will 'be assisted by regional priests. After the church services, the banquet will be held at six o'clock. Thus, Mount Carmel vith the ob servance or tnis banquet, will join with other fraternal branches of the of the organization in the Golden Jubilee of the Greek Catholic Union of the United States of America hich was founded February 14, 1892, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They are proud as are the other branches of this fraternal society which has rounded out fifty years of humanitarian service through which thousands of widows, orphans and sick V I To Norwoy. 2600 miles J ji )r. -J " - I Highway I This area mostly forests, "v v J from U. S. I barren tundra; few settle- o-building I Yakutsk ments have only air and in- itCisi -"v-s FoirbanksfcJL'""""""" . frequent ship communication fsv?t-'J A Nome rr3 m m Nikolv4S f0kh0UkYdMmKIU ' pRB1L0F)s VKODIAK (L Komsomolsk J jrKomchotsk A w MANCHUKUo nJ2L T" , tt - DUTCH HARBOR .0 Mukden fv y- Uarafuto ,t c otrZZ IIIVLADIVOSTOK J tf HOKKAIDO J I . KOREA ft ZZ P' HONSHU 13S'' North Pacific Ocean GREAT CIRCLE ROUTE Tokyo-Kiska I.: 2200 mi. Tokyo-Unclaska: 2800 mi. Tokyo-Seattle: 4800 mi. Unolosko Seattle: 2000 mi. ALASKA, bought from Russia tor $7,200,000 in 1867, has produced millions in gold, furs, fish, minerals; now is key northern outpost for defense of U. S. "TOKYO JAPAN U. S. Novol ond Air Boies SJJ Russian Boses EfsJ Jap Bases War is rolling along the great circle route, which is actually a straight line over the earth's curved surface, the shortest distance between Japan and the U. S. west coast. Jap attacks on Dutch Harbor almost midway along the great circle between Seattle and Tokyo may be the beginning of a series of clashes in the northerly, thinly settled arena mapped above. ' (Continued on Page Three) St. Casimir's At Kulpmont Will Graduate 36 To Attend Mass On Sunday Morning And Receive Communion Thirty-six boys and girls will be awarded diplomas at the annual graduation exercises of St. Casimir's Parochial School, Kulpmont, on Sunday night at 8:00 o'clock in Kulpmont High School. The Rev. Vincent Wojno, rector of St. casimir's church,, will make the awards. Graduates will attend mass on Sunday morning at 9:00 In St. Casimir's church and receive Holy Communion. The mass will be offered for their intention. PROGRAM Welcome speech Emily Swiet-licka. The American Flag Pageant- Entire school. Polish Comedy Eighth Grade. Seven Little Soldiers and Seven Little Maids Fourth Grade. Mountain Belle Dance Fifth Grade. What Became of the Pie Comedy Eighth Grade. Military Drill Sixth and Seventh Grades. Pat and Happy Narklewlcz Leonard and Donald Jablonski. Motion . Song First Grade. Graduates Salutatory Address Rudolph Smigiel. Valedictory Jeannette Prlmer- ano. Presentation of diplomas by Rev. Dr. F.G.Davis To Speak To Class In Conyngham Columbia School Superintendent To Distribute Diplomas The annual Commencement exercises of Conyngham Township High School will be held tonight at 8:15 o'clock in the high school auditorium at Aristes. Dr. Frank G. Davis, of Bucknell University, will deliver the address. Ray M. Cole, superintendent of the Columbia County Schools, will present the diplomas to a class .of forty-six young men and women. The Rev. Morris Good, of Aristes, will offer the Invocation, while the Rev. P. J. Phelan, of Centralia, will pronounce the Benediction. Program: Overture Orchestra. Processional Invocation Rev. Morris Good, D. D. Music Orchestra Oration Our American Way Al berta M. Linetty Londonderry Air Arr. by Felton Days of Long Ago Kreisler- Broudl Girls' Chorus. Oration That America May Live Regina C. Gilesky. Solo Dolores Houser. Oration Class President George Wagner. Melody of Love Engelmann The Little Dustman Brahms- Girls1 Chorus. Address Dr. Frank ' G. Davis, Bucknell University, Lewisburg. Music Orchestra. Presentation of Diplomas Mr. Ray M. Cole, Superintendent of Col First Two Donors Give Blood To Plasma Bank Blood from the first two donors to the Ashland State Hospital Plasma Bank was drawn at the hospital yesterday by Dr. Carl F. Reichwein. The first two donors were Mrs. Leslie Hughes and Harry W. Lauben-stein. Nourishment was given the donors and they received fine treatment at the hospital. Both idonors were transported to the hospital by Mrs. Harold Adams, Centralia, and Mrs. James Williams, Ashland, of the Red Cross Motor Corps. (Continued on Page Three) (Continued on Page Four) The first Internal combustion en gines were designed about 1680 and were made to operate on gunpowder. Transparent steel, made of sheets thinner than paper, Is proving useful in the manufacture of scientific instruments. Blimps Collide; 12 Men Missing LAKEHURST, N. J., June 9 (U.R) The naval air station announced today that two blimps collided at sea late last night off the Manas-quan, N. J., Coast . Guard station and both crashed, with 13 men aboard. Twelve of the men were missing, and planes, circling and dropping flares over the spot where they crashed, found no trace of them or the blimps. Coast Guardsmen brought in one survivor, Ensign Howard Fahey of Scarsdale, N. Y. He leaped through the window of a gondola just as his blimp struck the water. Navy officials said all aboard eight men were on one blimp and five on the second were wearing life belts, and could keep afloat indefinitely, if the crash hadn't kill ed them. The blimps, on an "experimental mission," collided five miles off- M. 0. C. School Of This City Will Graduate Class Eighteen Boys And 28 Girls Of M. O. C. Will Complete Course Preparations were being completed today for a replete and colorful program to be held for the graduating class of Our Mother of Consolation . School on Sunday, June 14, at 7:45 o'clock. Beginning in the morning, the graduates will assist at Holy Mass Mass at 8:00 a.m. o clock and re ceive Holy Communion in a body. At 3:00 p.m., there will be services in the church, when the class will receive their diplomas from the hands of their own beloved pastor, the Rev. Joseph Skibinski, who Eastern Star In State Convention PITTSBURGH, June 9. (U.R) Holding its 48th annual convention here, the Pennsylvania Order of Eastern Star today presented to the American Red Cross three war-equipped ambulances which had been purchased with subscribed funds. The Order had pledged one am bulance to the organization, but was able to purchase two addition al ones with over-subscribed funds, according to Mrs. Pearl M. Stroup, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Local Red Cross officials participated in the presentation ceremony. More than 1500 delegates are attending the three-day convention which opened at Syria Mosque last night. Election of officers and other regular business will be conducted at the convention sessions. (Continued on Page Eight) Certificates Arrive Here For Observers Those Who Have Not Registered Are Asked To Do So At Once Observers of the Aircraft Warning Service here were practically in a military category today under instructions received by Chief Observer Sam Wilkinson from the Interceptor Command and the arrival of official U. S. Army Aircraft Warning Service certificates for those observers who registered several weeks ago at the high school. Registered observers were asked to obtain their certificates at local de- Grammar School Graduation At Marion Heights Operetta Will Be Presented; Spadel To Present Diplomas The annual Graduation exercises of the Grammar School at Marion Heights will be held tonight at 8:00 o'clock in the auditorium of St. Mary's Greek Catholic church. The program will include the presentation of an operetta, "An Old Spanish Custom." Daniel Spadel, president of the Marion Heights School Board, will award the diplomas to a class of 27 boys and girls. John Boyer, assistant County Superintendent of Schools, will deliver the Graduation address. 39 Will Be Graduated By Catholic High Commencement Exercises To Be Held In M. O. C. Hall Mount Carmel Catholic High School will hold its Commencement exercises for 1942 at 8.00 o'clock, Wednesday, June 10, in Mother of Consolation Hall. The class of '42, numbering thirty-nine, is one of the largest in the history of the school. The program for the exercises is as follows: Program: Processional Springtime Saen ger. Come To The Fair Easthope Martin Graduates' Chorus. Salutatory Mary Patricia Bren- nan. Dance a Cachucha Sullivan-Graduates' Chorus. Valedictory Mary Margaret Kop-finger. Address to the Graduates Rev. Charles J. Tighe. Awarding of Diplomas and Distribution of Prizes. Ave Maria Man tani Graduates' Chorus. Recessional A va tor March Bennett. Reds Resist Firmly; Beat Rommel Again; Ruhr Heavily Bombed By Everett R. Holies United Press Staff Correspondent United States forces may take the of fen- sive in the next phases of the Midway sea bat- tie in a determined effort to turn the tide of th war in the Pacific, according to advices from Pearl Harbor today. The first eye-witness account of the great battle that began last Thursday given by a wounded naval ensign from his hospital bed at Pearl Harbor revealed that the two or three Japanese aircraft carriers sunk included the best and . biggest that Japan possessed. With the score standing at 14 to 18 Japanese ships sunk or damaged against U. S. losses of one destroyer sunk and an aircraft carrier damaged, no word came today from the Far Pacific but it was believed that American planes were pursuing the crippled enemy fleet westward to the ranee of Japan's land-based bombers. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander of the Pacific Fleet, said that "there is nothing to report from the central Pacific area" and it appeared that he was awaiting definitive reports from the scene before issuing a new communique-one which may boost the toll of Japanese warships. Ensign George H. Gay, 25-year-old flier.from Houston, Texas, whose plane was shot down at sea during the firot phase of the battle last Thursday after he had loosed an aerial torpedo at one of the enemy carriers, said he saw three of the Japanese carriers burst into flames under the attack of U. S. Navy planes. He said he was certain that a 26,900-ton carrier of the Kaga class was destroyed, perhaps by his own torpedo, and that he saw a carrier of the same class and a smaller one in flames as he watched the battle from a bullet-ridden rubber lifeboat. (Continued on Page Three) The Kaga and her lone sister ship the Akagi are Japan's biggest and best aircraft carriers, each capable of launching 60 planes and if both were sunk it was neavy blow to Japanese 'ea power, While the world waited for ad ditional details of the Midway sea battle savage fighting was under way on the war's land fronts in Russia, China and the Libyan desert. Russian troops fought fiercely against strong German attacks. supported by tanks and planes, on the Kalinin front south of Leningrad, and 1,100 miles southward in the Crimea where the defenders of Sevastopol still resisted on the 5th day of a determined German siege by land, sea and air. The German air force assaulted Sevastopol in waves of 30 or more, trying to knock out the Black Sea port and naval base for a clean-up (Continued on Page Seven) (Continued on Page Four) (Continueu on Page Seven) (Continued on Page Four) Due to wartime shortages, peli cans in the London zoo have been taught to eat meat instead of fish. Recital To Be Held Here Miss Mary McDevltt, Mount Carmel . soprano, will sing in the high school auditorium here at 8:30 o'clock tonight In a recital being sponsored for the benefit of the Orpheus Music Club. Miss McDevltt, who has programmed five groups of songs, will be accompanied by Miss Ruth Ky-ler, of Ashland. Service Pay Fixed At $50 By John R Beal United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 9 (U.R) -American soldiers, sailors and mar ines today were assured of becom ing the world's best paid fighters. The Senate and House have agreed on legislation increasing the minimum pay of service men to $50 a month, and setting up a system of allowances for dependents of those men who earn up Rubber Drive Is Considered (Continued on Page Eight) Class Day At Aristes Class Day exercises were held last night in Conyngham Township High School at Aristes. Anna Dougherty delivered the address of welcome. The program included the presentation of a patriotic pageant, "Freedom Forever." By James R. Shepley (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, June 9. U.R)- Congressional leaders today believe that there is a chance President Roosevelt may not order nationwide rationing of gasoline as a rubber conservation measure. But they ex pect some drastic curtailment of non-essential motoring to be inevi table. Softening of the trend toward nationwide gasoline rationing was of strong Congressional pressure believed to be the direct result against it. Democrats and Republicans have joined In the "revolt" against rationing in areas that have plentiful gasoline supplies. Opposition to the proposal has been expressed twice by Speaker Sam Rayburn, D., Tex. The final decision apparently has been postponed until a survey of present stocks of scrap rubber can be made. President Roosevelt told House and Senate leaders'yesterday that his mind it not made up on the gasoline-rubber situation. But he indicated, according to reports by the conferees, that if the rubber survey is at all favorable, the situation will be met by "rubber rationing" rather than gasoline rationing. The War Production Board and the Office of Price Administration Green Ridge (Soldier Dies In Canal Zone Private Colahan Succumbs To Diffuse Peritonitis Pvt. James W. Colahan, 19, of Green Ridge, a member of the armed forces for the past twenty-two months, died Saturday in General Hospital, Fort Gulick, Canal Zone. A telegram announcing Pvt. Colahan's death was received from the War Department shortly before noon today by his father, Martin C Colahan, of Green Ridge. Death was due to acute diffuse peritonitis, but the telegram gave no additional details except that burial, due to war conditions, will be made in the Canal Zone. (Continued on Page Four) Pedestrians walking along rural highways with no sidepaths should keep to the left, facing traffic. Class Day In Township The annual Class Day exercises of Mount Carmel Township High School will be held tomorrow morning at 10:00 o'clock, at the school. Commencement exercises will be heldon Thursday night. Into the production W every million automobiles goes 1,000,000 pounds of lard, the product of 20,-000 hogs. The song "America" first was publicly sung on July 4, 1832, in Boston. PROCLAMATION Fifth Registration Day Acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in him by the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, the President of the United States has proclaimed that the fifth registration of certain male persons between the ages of eighteen and twenty and those reaching twenty-one on or after January 1, 1942, shall take place on Tuesday, June 30, 1942, between the hours of 7 A. M. and 9 P. M. THEREFORE, I, Arthur H. James, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in support "of the President's action, and in accordance with the Selective Service program do hereby proclaim: 1. Tuesday, June 30, 1942. shall be known in Pennsylvania as Fifth Registration Day for the registration of males who were born on or after January 1. 1922, and on or before June 30. ' 1924. 2. (a) On Fifth Registration Day every male person, "othir than persons excepted by sec. 5 (a) of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 or by sec. 208 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Rsserve Act of 1941, (generally: those already in the U. S. Armed forces), is required to and shall on June 30, 1942, present himself for and submit to registratoin before a duly designated registration official or Selective Service Board having jurisdiction in the area in which he has his permanent home or in which he may happen to be on that day if "Such male citizen or other male person has attained the eighteenth or the nineteenth anniversary of the day of his birth on or before June 30, 1942, or the twentieth anniversary of the day of his birth after December 31, 1941, and on or before June 30, 1942, and has not heretofore been registered under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, and the regulations prescribed thereunder. "(b) The duty of any person to present himself for and submit to registration in accordance with any previous proclamation issued under said ' Act shall not be affected by this proclamation." SOLDIER A DADDY A baby girl was born to Corporal (. and Mrs. Emerson Wolfgang, of Helfenstein. The mother was th ' former Miss Pauline Haas of Helf- enstein while the father is now stationed at Camp Livingston, Louisiana with the United States Army. Darwin formed his ideas on evolution on the Galapagos Islands.
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