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WITH THE U. 'S. SUPPLY FORCES IN FRANCE—A mobile workshop, constructed c-ntirely by the equipment maintenance company of the 712th Railway Operating Battalion, regularly moves over lines which transport' trainloads of supplies to our combat troops. This Transportation Corps unit is charged With the running maintenance of all railway equipment. Seven box cars which had been captured from the G-jrmans were reconstructed to house the repair shops of the unit. Withiu three weeks after the start of 'the work, the entire train was completed with all shops capable of work at capacity. The seven-car- train includes an electrical power car with a small compartment for welding equipment, a machine shop car, a blacksmith shop, two tool cars, a carpentry shop and a car for two giant air compressors. Second Lieutenant Robert C. Westlej, Laureldale, Pa., company mechanical e n g i n e e r , planned' the layout ot the train with the company commander, Captain John S. Fenwell, Philadelphia, Pa., and the various noncommissioned officers in charge of the sections. Corporal Sheridan D. Smith, 535 High street, Buffalo, N. Y., company drafts man, drew the layouts lor the installations. Equipment includes all organizational tools, lathes, presses issued by the Army, and more than 2,000 pounds of recovered enemy material. The electrical power car contains a large diesel power motor with a gas starting engine and a smaller gasoline engine for supplying electric lights to all the the German border, down to Metz, France. His visit along the fighting front provided him with an understanding "£ the doughboy's problems and hardships, and what support bombardment means to ground forces. He visited an artillery observation post near the Our River, overlooking some of the Siegfried Line defenses which have been targets for medium bombers. While going through an armored division sector, Bozich, invited to drive a tank, took over the control of an M5 vehicle. He was impressed by the high degree of military discipline and morale, "right where the shooting was going on." ' Bozich has completed 27 missions, flying with the "Silver Streaks" Marauder group commanded by Lieutenant Colonel •Bob Witty, Cleveland. He has been awarded the Air Medal with lour Oak Leal Clusters. His mother, Mrs. Johanna Bozich, lives in Republic. Master Sergeant Glenn R. Williams, son of Mrs. Russell Cain, Hopwood; and Private First Class James W. Dean, Jr., son ot Mr. and Mrs. James Dean, Lemon*. Furnace, along with other members of the Ninth Air Force Aviation Engineer Battalion, have been awarded the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation lor constructing an emergency landing strip while under flre on D-day ancl an advanced landing ground in the Normandy beachhead. Landing on the beach at H plus three hours on D-day, advance elements of the battalion found that the area ol the proposed site for the strip was still partially occupied by the. enemy. But they
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The electrical power car con- three hours on D tains a large diesel power motor elements of the b with a gas starting engine and a that the area ol th smaller gasoline engine for sup- for the strip wa plying electric lights to all the occupied by the. en cars. In a compartment are two proceeded on the welding units, and all equipment spite of the obstac needed by the company's elec- and worked on'th tricians. under continuous In the machine shop there are one point, the eng 10 pieces of equipment. They ment was workin include two machine lathes, two yards ol active drill presses, a shaper, a machine emplacements. saw, emory wheels, a large The strip was power press, a threader, and a sundown on D-da tool point sharpener. Staff Ser- following day th geant Cecil A. Stoner, Sacra- was pushing forw mento, Cal., is the foreman of advancing invadin this section. His assistants are beginning work on Corporals James M. Costello, Broad Channel,- Long Island, N. inland. The field erational seven da Y., and Frank Hegybelli, Cleve- by U. S. Ninth Ai land, Ohio. bombers Sergeants Clarence W. Snyder, strafed who div s Perrysburg, Ohio, and John front of enemyadva the Dziedzlch, WirJleld, Kan., and Since that time Corporal- Lee F. Olsen, Warren, Pa., operate a complete black- has worked with o smith shop in one car that in- Ninth Engineer Co cludes a forge, heater, and all structing more tha tools. Sergeant Carroll W. Gar-for the alr> campa rison, Warwick, N. Y., is in The battalion is c charge of the locomotive shop Lieutensni Colone tool car, and has completely of Steubenviile, O catalogued and Indexed more Corporal James than 1,000 tools in the car. The company carpenters built son of Mr. and Mr kier of Cleveland, their own car In addition to making all the platforms, sup- of Connelteville, i ports and racks for the others. the 727th Hallway In their car .they made a work Sixth Army which bench which hns'two steel vises France. His moth and a table for a pneumatic saw Miss Effle Livingst that can be adjusted to bevel at ville. any angle. The four carpenters who work in the car are S/Sgt. A group of Faye Anthony Albrecht, H i b b i n g , recently held a g Minn., Sgt. Barney Brasker, etter acquainted Cameron, Texas; Sergeant Albert D. Keeder, Hoilldays Cove, W. Va., and Corpora! Nikola Obracewlc. New York, N. Y. Lost Da Other members of the battalion, some of whom work in the cars of the train and others who use the tools stored in the tool cars are listed below: Bentleyville — Corporal Albin Grybosky. Connellsville — Sergeant Paul E. Swlnk, H. D. 1. • Latrobe — T/Sgt. Robert W. Singer. ' ' Second Lieutenant Tony T. Bozich, Republic, B-26 Marauder bombardier, recently toured the' fron-t lines for three days, and on his "way back to his bomber base was informed that German forces had started their offensive 12 hours after his departure, in the same sector he had been visiting. Bozlch's tour took him through Belgium, into Luxembourg, along
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1945.
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YANKS PINNED DOWN BY JAP FIRE IN OLC NGAPO AREA
NEWS OP OUR MENwWOMEN IN UNIFORM
WITH THE U. 'S. SUPPLY the German border, down to Metz, FORCES IN FRANCE—A mobile France. His visit along the fightworkshop, constructed c-ntirely ing front provided him with an by the equipment maintenance understanding "£ the doughboy's company of the 712th Railway problems and hardships, and what Operating Battalion, regularly support bombardment means to moves over lines which transport' ground forces. trainloads of supplies to our He visited an artillery observacombat troops. tion post near the Our River, This Transportation Corps unit overlooking some of the Siegfried is charged With the running Line defenses which have been maintenance of all railway targets for medium bombers. equipment. Seven box cars While going through an armwhich had been captured from ored division sector, Bozich, inthe G-jrmans were reconstructed vited to drive a tank, took over to house the repair shops of the the control of an M5 vehicle. unit. Withiu three weeks after He was impressed by the high the start of 'the work, the en- degree of military discipline and tire train was completed with all morale, "right where the shoot' shops capable of work at capa- ing was going on." Bozich has completed 27 miscity. The seven-car- train includes sions, flying with the "Silver an electrical power car with a Streaks" Marauder group comsmall compartment for welding manded by Lieutenant Colonel equipment, a machine shop car, a •Bob Witty, Cleveland. He has blacksmith shop, two tool cars, been awarded the Air Medal with a carpentry shop and a car for lour Oak Leal Clusters. ADVANCED TROOPS take covet In a ditch ori the aide of a road to escape Jap ire as they move up on His mother, Mrs. Johanna two giant air compressors. the Bataan peninsula of Luzon island. Tile Yanks were pinned down by flre fi om hidden Jap positions Second Lieutenant Robert C. Bozich, lives in Republic. in the dense forest along the winding mountainous pans in the Olongapo area. 'Phis is an official United Westlej, Laureldale, Pa., comStates Army Signal Corps photo. . ' (laisrnational Soundplioto) pany mechanical e n g i n e e r , Master Sergeant Glenn R. Wilplanned' the layout ot the train liams, son of Mrs. Russell Cain, with the company commander, Hopwood; and Private First Class N. Y., where they are. receiving der of four-engine battle-craft, Captain John S. Fenwell, Phila- James W. Dean, Jr., son ot Mr. their boot training. Those meet- and his training has been as comdelphia, Pa., and the various non- and Mrs. James Dean, Lemon*. ing were: Mike Wallace, Lemont; plete and thorough as the AA1T commissioned officers in charge Furnace, along with other mem- Charles Kovach, New Salem; Training Command can make it. of the sections. Corporal Sheri- bers of the Ninth Air Force Avi- Martin Griglak, ' Connellsville; dan D. Smith, 535 High street, ation Engineer Battalion, have Farris Rafail, Sol Cohen, Bill Ku- Private First Class Joseph A. Buffalo, N. Y., company drafts been awarded the Presidential shon'and Gernld Fee of Union- Polliok, husband of Mrs. Mary A. man, drew the layouts lor the Distinguished Unit Citation lor town; Ernie Bolish, Mount Brad- FolUck, Ritrman, Ohio, and son UNIO >ITOWN, Feb. 14. — installations. constructing an emergency land- dock; Joe Poremba, Oliver, R. D. o£ Mrs. Virge Follicle, New Saliction E. Equipment includes all organ- ing strip while under flre on 1 -and Edward Sikina of Lemont em, is now serving with the U. S. Equity :md his to force Paul of Kmetz wife, Gladys, izational tools, lathes, presses D-day ancl an advanced landing Furnace. Army Rest Center in Rome. Over South < tonnellsville to keep a issued by the Army, and more ground in the Normandy beachseas 17 months, Pfc. Pollick wears written igreement for the sale of than 2,000 pounds of recovered head. Norman R. Pickstone, 20, B-17 the Mediterranean Theater Rib- a lot or the west side of Pittsenemy material. Landing on the beach at H plus Flying- Fortress engineer and aer- boa with two Battle Participa- burg sti eet, Connellsville, The electrical power car con- three hours on D-day, advance ial gunner, was recently ' pro-tion Stars, iind has been award- was filed in Southoffice of Prothe tains a large diesel power motor elements of the battalion found moted from corporal to sergeant, ed the Good Conduct Medal. thonotar / John J. Brady by Jacob with a gas starting engine and a that the area ol the proposed site according to an announcement at Leroy £ chetrompf and his wife smaller gasoline engine for sup- for the strip was still partially an Eighth Air Force bomber base Grace. plying electric lights to all the occupied by the. enemy. But they somewhere in England. Sergeant Through Thomas C. Phalln, of cars. In a compartment are two proceeded on their mission in Pickstone has participated^ in South G nincllsville, it is contendwelding units, and all equipment spite of the obstacles and dangers bombing attacks against military ed that • he Schetrompls gave $50 needed by the company's elec- and worked on'the strip while and industrial targets deep withto the K netz couple to bi-ad a ?!,tricians. under continuous enemy fire. At PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14.—An 000 ban ain for a lot, with the as In the machine shop there are one point, the engineering equip- in Germany as welland attacks on increase of 23 cents per ton on balance 3f $050 to be paid upon railroad 10 pieces of equipment. They ment was working within 200 airfields, bridges German lines coal is permitted retailers until delivery of deed. The Departinclude two machine lathes, two yards ol active enemy artillery yards behind the Allied ground April 1, G. J. Trageser, OPA coal ment oC Public Assistance held a in support of our drill presses, a shaper, a machine emplacements. lien on the property for $571.90 Mr. and price specialist, said today. saw, emory wheels, a large The strip was completed by forces.J. He is the son of Whitsett, He said the increase was due due the department. S. Pickstone, power press, a threader, and a sundown on D-day and on the Mrs. graduated from Perry High to the heavy wear on equipment The Kiietzs declined to pay oft and tool point sharpener. Staff Ser- following day the detachment from ice-rutted streets and. also the oblit ation or deliver the deed geant Cecil A. Stoner, Sacra- was pushing forward behind the School, Class of 1943. Entering from the limitation on coal deliv- and the legal action resulted. Nomento, Cal., is the foreman of advancing invading .troops and the AAF in April, 3943, he trained eries during the shortage. tice to ^ acate the property have this section. His assistants are beginning work on a field farther in aerial gunnery at Tyndall Field, been ign ired. The action asks for Corporals James M. Costello, inland. The field was made op- Fla., where he received his wings rentals Jrom November 16, last, RAILROAD CAR Broad Channel,- Long Island, N. erational seven days later for use in June, 1944. and a I iliilment of the original Y., and Frank Hegybelli, Cleve- by U. S. Ninth Air Force fightercontracts SUPPLY GOOD HEADQUARTERS PANAMA land, Ohio. Mr. ai d Mrs. Kmetz offered to bombers Sergeants Clarence W. Snyder, strafed who dive-bombed and CANAL DEPARTMENT. — The IN DISTRICT return t le $50' and 530 for 'any strongpoints in Perrysburg, Ohio, and John front of enemyadvancing armies. promotion of Corporal George expenses attached to the initial the Edward Hodge, son of Walter E. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14.—Sufll- agreement but it was refused. Dziedzlch, WirJleld, Kan., and Corporal- Lee F. Olsen, Warren, Since that time, the battalion Hodge, 314 Jennings avenue, cicni railroad cars to insure prohas worked with other units of the Scottdale, Pa., to the grade of duction o£ 300,000 tons of coal Pa., operate a complete blacksmith shop in one car that in- Ninth Engineer Command in con- sergeant is announced by the in district mines were available, cludes a forge, heater, and all structing more than 100 airdromes Sixth Air Force Howard Field District Solid Fuels Administratools. Sergeant Carroll W. Gar-for the alr> campaign in France. Air Base. tor Harry A. Sutter announced. rison, Warwick, N. Y., is in The battalion is commanded by Hodge entered the service in Sutler said that as long ns the charge of the locomotive shop Lieutensni Colonel Max McCrory September, 1942, and has been in warm weather holds down the the Panama area since Novem- consumption of domestic coal, tool car, and has completely of Steubenviile, Ohio. ber, 1942, He is currently serv- there was no danger ol 'a new catalogued and Indexed more Corporal James H. Showkeir, ing as a service record clerk at coal crisis. than 1,000 tools in the car. The company carpenters built son of Mr. and Mrs. George Show- his base. their own car In addition to kier of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly making all the platforms, sup- of Connelteville, is serving with MAXWELL FIELD, Ala., *eb. ports and racks for the others. the 727th Hallway Battalion ol the 14.—Among those recently comIn their car .they made a work Sixth Army which is operating in pleting the 10 w e e k s pilot bench which hns'two steel vises France. His mother is the former transition training course on fourand a table for a pneumatic saw Miss Effle Livingston of Connells- engine Liberator bombers here is Second Lieutenant Jimmy Dagger that can be adjusted to bevel at ville. of Scottdale, Star Route, Pa., who any angle. The four carpenters who work in the car are S/Sgt. A group of Fayette county boys was hand-picked by Army Air Anthony Albrecht, H i b b i n g , recently held a gathering to get Forces experts as Having the qualMinn., Sgt. Barney Brasker, etter acquainted at Sampson, ities needed to become a commanCameron, Texas; Sergeant Albert D. Keeder, Hoilldays Cove, W. Va., and Corpora! Nikola Obracewlc. New York, N. Y. Lost Day!! "Very Thought of You" Other members of the battalion, some of whom work in the STARTS cars of the train and others who use the tools stored in the tool TOMORROW cars are listed below: Bentleyville — Corporal Albin Grybosky. Connellsville — Sergeant Paul E. Swlnk, H. D. 1. • Latrobe — T/Sgt. Robert W. Singer. ' '
Judge Dumbauld Overrules License Revocation Order
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Missionaries Will Speak Thursday At ScoHriale Church
SCOTTDAI.E, Feb. 14. —lBev. and1 Mrs. Maynard Ketcham, returned missionaries from the province of Bengal, India, will be at the Assembly of God Church at 217 Pittsburgh street at 7:30 o'clock. Thursday evening. Both will speak and show pictures in natural colors of missionary activity in India. Rev. L. 1. Stewart, the pastor, invites the public. Purchase Maine. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 14.—The Second Presbyterian Church has purchased the residence of Mrs. Anna E. Wright at 23,Bryer avenue for use as a manse for the family of Rev. Dr. James C. Clark, pastor.
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UNIONTOWN,'Feb. 14. — Evidence by liquor enforcement agents who branded [Mary's Tavern in South Gallatiiil avenue as one of the worst saloons in Western Pennsylvania, I was "too vague, too indefinite and too uncertain" tt> .support a revocation ordered to become effective December 12, according to a decree late Monday by President Judge H. S. Dumbauld. It had been charged that liquor had been sold to persons visibly intoxicated, employes were intoxicated, unsanitary conditions existed, disorder was evident, sales were made to minors and prstitutes and persons of ill repute •were permitted to frequent the tavern. Judge Dumbauld ruled that the Liquor Board abused its discretion in undertaking to revoke a license issued by it for causes existing at the time of such a grant and such causes known to the licensing body. Judge Dumbauld perused the SENTENCED to death by a civil court testimony as transcribed and ex- set up by the U. S. Army, after beplained why the points in the ing found guilty of reporting American troop movements, Karl Funcitation were refused. "Personal equations," he wrote, zeler, 17, of Monschau, Germany, is "such as friendship and fear or shown as ho was given hii Erst lesfavor, alike with thoughts of son in American mercy, Lt. Gen. prejudice, persecution and pub- Courtney Hodges ordered the death to life imprislicity, must be completely ig- sentence commuted (International) onment nored in such a situation." News of the decree traveled: Somerset Woman Dies. fast, with the action being one of I SOMERSET, Feb. 14. — Mrs. the main topics i: the city both s-Henrietta Miller Spangler, fl2, one' :n hi and out o£ oftici quarters. oi tbe olde,lt residents of Jenner icial State l i q u o r enforcement township, died Sunday at tbe agents expressed surprise and home of a son, Frank, at Boswell, astonishment. R. D. 2, after an extended illness. George D. Johnson is the head The widow of Michael Spangler, of Mary's Tavern, Incorporated. w.ho died 64 years ago, she was He admitted on the witness born in Westmoreland county stand that an effort had been near what is now known as made to dispose of the tavern, but Laurelvllle, the daughter o£ the that the deal had been blocked. late Jonathan and Ijavina Ash Miller. She leaves three children and four brothers. The Hockey Game Tonight. The Cleveland Barons will op- funeral service was held this afpose the Pittsburgh Hornets at the ternoon at the Edle Reformed Gardens In Pittsburgh at 8:30 Church. Burial was made in the o'clock tonight in a hockey game. church cemetery.
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