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Give to the Red Cross War Buy U. S. Defense Savings Bonds. VOLUME 33 LOWVILLE, N.Y., THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1942 NUMBER 22 INSTRUCTIONS FOR VILUOE^BLACKOUT Between 7:30 and 9:30 P. M. Bombs 5 seconds af- To All Operators of Signals: This is a test blackout, and in order to definitely find out the value of th e various signals it will be necessary to try out eaoh signal separately, and in a series, with a n interval between each kind of signal and if the instruc- tions listed below ar e carefully car- ried out, good results will be obtained. The blackout will cover a period of 15 minutes sometime between th e above mentioned time, and the first signal will be given toy the air whistle sounded at the court house. First Srgnal—Air Whistle 5 seconds on—3 seconds off; 5' seconds on—3 seconds off; 5 seconds on. Second Signal—Fire Siren This signal is to be started 5 sec- onds after the last air whistle signal has started to blow. The fire siren signal will be: 15 seconds on—5 off; 15 seconds on—5 off; 15 seconds on—5 off; 15 seconds on—5 off; 15 seconds on. Third Signal—Air This signal is t o start ter th e last or third fire siren signal. This signal will consist of a series of 6 aierial bombs, and will be timed in a series of 3, as the speed in firing them will permit. Fourt Signal—Steam Whistles These are to be sounded 5 seconds after th e last aerial bomb and are to be sounded as follows: 5 seconds on—3 seconds off; 5 seconds on—3 seconds off; 5 seconds on—3 seconds off; 5 seconds on—3 seconds off; 5 seconds on. Whistles to be sounded together. Fourth Signal—Steam Whistles All churoh bells will be sounded 5 seconds after the last or fifth steam whistle signal and t o be run for 1 minute as fast as possible consider- ate with good judgment of the use of th e bells. Owing to the fact that the air bombs are a new experiment, it may be decided to use more of these dur- ing the period of the 'blackout, but if any are fired, it is in no case to be considered as an ALL OLEAR signal. ALL CLEAR—This signal is t o be a continuous sounding of tlhe alarms for a period of 2 minutes at the close of the blackout period, and the signal for ALL CLEAR will be th e air whistle and as soon as that signal is heard, the fire sirens, steam whistles and church bells will take up th e sounding of the ALL .CLEAR signals for a period of 2 minutes. Signed GERALD C. SMITH, County Police Chief. WESLEY TBRRILLION, Section Blackout Warden. HOW RED CROSS DOLLARS ARE WORKING More than 500,000 Philippine refu- gees all over th e islands ar e being cared for by th e Red Cross at th e present time. The Philippine resi- dent commissioner in Washington has paid a glowing tribute to the won- derful work which ha s been done among evacuated civilians. When the Philippines were attacked the Re d Cross was able to give im- mediate medical help, emergency aid and evacuation assistance to th e ci- vilian population. Preparations had been made for any eventuality in the Philippines some months in advance of hostilities. Medical supplies and first aid equipment were shipped from the United States and 10 Red Cross first aid stations of 50 beds each were ready to operate. CONTRIBUTIONS TO WAR RELIEF FUND ROYAL B. SMITH, 60, DIES AIT LOCAL HOSPITAL Royal B. Smith, 60, died at the Lewis County General hospital this morning at 9:30 where (he had been a patient for the past few days, of heart disease. He wa s born in th e house where he had always resided in Clinton street, April 4, 1881, a son of George and Mary Burke Smith. He was a land surveyor and engineer. On April 4, 1928, he was married to Miss Nina Cratsenberg. She survives with one daughter, Mary lone, a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Marshall, 'St. Petersburg, Pla., and a niece, Mrs. iL. J. Tooher, Schenec- tady. The body was taken to the Virkler funeral home where friends may call on Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home Sunday a t 2, Rev. A. B. Corbin, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. J. M. Russum, chairman, reports additional Red Cross contributions. District 4, Lowville Darwin Archer, Jesse -Archer, Roy Archer, Roland Alexander, Wesley Alexander, C. Bion Arthur, Mrs. Ella Baker, Walter Bandyck, Norman Bast, M. T. Beck, Mrs. Walter L. Bennett, Abel Boshart, W. E. Boshart, Frank Bowman, H. Carl Brown, Mrs. C. L. iCarter, Rena Carter, Current Topics Club, Mrs. Hugh Darring, Amos Dening, Kent R. Dening, Mrs. tP. M. DeWolfe, Mrs. Wm. Jones, East 'Lowville Home Bureau, W. S. Elliott, Wm. Flannagan, Helen Foote, M. W. Foote, Wm. Griulich, Edwin Gueppe, Mrs. Powers Hagan, N. Harmyck, A. J. Hausauer, W. G. Houghton, Mrs. Harry Hurd, George Jeffers, Vincent Jones, Frank Keib, F. J. Kelly, James Kelly, George Lawrence, F. J. Virkler, Lowville Chapter D.A.R., Floyd Man- zer, Jay Marshall, Vincent Martzloff, Mike Matusczak, Daniel McGrath, Evelyn McGrath, Mabel Milks, M. M. Mott, Brown Niezbytoski, Russell Peebles, L. Powlin, Arthur Quilty, Cy Reed, Mrs. Stella Reed, Mrs. Charles Rittis, Edward Rittis, W. B. Robert^, Rogers & Williams Oil Co., Ernest Rook, Gerald Rook, Stanton Rowsam, J. Siemienowicz, F . E. Smith, Mar- garet Locklin, G. Aubrey Smith, Mrs. Florence Snyder, Mrs. Tisse Solak, Roy Stanton, Twentieth Century Club, Mrs. J. Waligora, Mrs. Donald Ward, Mrs. E. Wieczerzak, Mrs. Lee Yorke, Allen's Drug Store, Minnie Bardo, N. C. Bateman, Mrs. Frank Bintz, Carmel 0. Boshart, Aloysius Burkhart, Louis C. Bush, Major B. C. Clark, George R. Cook, G. Crouse, Gertrude Dekih, Lena Feisthamel, Clarence Ford, Mrs. D. B. Galvin, Mary Galvin, Mrs. Wil- liam Hilts, Doris Jenkins, Mrs. Sher- man Jones, Jean Kelly, Lawrence Klosner, Lewis County General Hos- pital Nurses, Marie Loson, Thomas A. Lynch, MJD., Sid Lyndaker, Roy Men- ard, Edgar S. K. Merrell, James M. O'Connor, Mrs. Emma Peake, Ladies Aid Society Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church S.S., Christina Schraub, 'Nina Searls, Joe Strife, Har- old B. Sweet, Mrs. Edward Thompson, Floyd C. Virkler, Reba Yandeau. PLANS COMPLETED FOR CITY EVACUEES Plans for the evacuation of women, children, invalids and the aged from New York City and other industrial areas in the state, to rural counties, if and when necessary, are nearing completion with housing surveys of the counties being made by th e wo- men's division of Volunteer Partici- pation of Lewis CouzUy. Volunteer workers i n the counties to which evacuees would be taken, are making a house to house canvass under the direction of county survey supervisors to obtain detailed infor- mation concerning each dwelling. This includes the number of evacuees who could be accommodated, location, size and condition of th e building, heating arrangements, sanitary con- ditions, school facilities and whether additional help, bedding or kitchen utensils will be required. Coverage of so vast a rural area is one of th e most difficult tasks th e defense councils have been called on to perform. The information has to be accurate and complete and it has to be obtained quickly. Volunteer groups working with th e local coun- cils have responded with alacrity. Port Leyden Man Dies Richard Willis, 79, died at his home in this village this morning a t 6:45. Deeath was attributed to a complica- tion of diseases. Mr. Willis had been a cripple for about 40 years. Funeral services will be held Sat- urday at 2 p. m. fro mthe Field fu- neral home. Rev. Robert B. Hall, rector of St. Mark's Episcopal church, will officiate. The body will be placed in th e vault to await burial in the spring in Port Leyden cemetery. Mr. Willis was born in Oswego on Nov. 22, 1862, a son of Alfred and Elizabeth McCabe Willis. He had been a resident of Port Leyden for 35 years. Mr. Willis is survived by three brothers, Alfred B. Willis, Port Ley- den; Frederick Willis, Oneida, and Thomas Willis, Fine; and one sister, Mrs. Christopher (Elizabeth) Leaf, of Loan Funds Available to Farmers Loan funds for th e purchase or production of feed for livestock and for general crop production purposes in 1942 ar e now available to dairy- men and farmers, according to C. Bert Smith, field supervisor of emergency crop and feed loans for th e United States department of agriculture. \Applications ma y be made for loans ranging from $10.00 to $400.00 to one borrower at an annual inter- est rate of 4 per cent on the amount of the advance from th e date th e advance is made.\ Mr. Smith also stated that it re- quires about one to two weeks to de- liver th e loan check to th e borrower after the application is filed and ap- proved. For the purpose of filling out appli- cations and explaining all details to those who desire t o apply now, Mr. Smith will be a t th e county agricul- tural agent's office, postoffice build- ing, Lowville, on Thursday, Jan. 29, \The 1942 loan program has been advanced to assist farmers and dairy men to secure or contract for their feed and other supplies now a s i t i s not unlikely that shortages in certain lines may develop next spring,\ Mr. Smith said. Th e funds and services of the emergency crop and feed loan office are available to those who ar e assisting and cooperating in th e \Food for Defense\ program, accord- ing t o Mr. Smith. - HELP WANTED To Fill $10,000 Quota for Red Cross Visits in Lowville Corporal William Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guff,.. Thomas, Pine Camp, formerly 6i!*iLow7ille, now sta- tioned a t Cainp Croft, Va., has been a guest of LowviUe friends. The report of J . M. Russum, counts chairman, given below, shows that contributions have been received amounting to $6,780.02. He is appeal- ing for more gifts to make up th e deficit. He believes there ar e many in the county who have not been can- vassed because of th e weather and road conditions. If anyone has been missed or wishes to increase their contributions, they are urged to con- tact a district chairman or J. M. Russum, campaign chairman in Low- ville. District No. 1 ? 820 $ 246.75 District No. 2 2,000 3,039.09 District No. 3 1,240 261.50 District No. 4 3,320 2,068.95 District No. 5 2,320 1,120.68 District No. 6 300 43.05 $10,000 $6,780.02 Trust Co. (Elects Officers The Lewis County Trust company reelected th e following slate of of- ficers on Wednesday: Brayton B. Johnson, G. H. P . Gould, directors; W. J. Milligan, treasurer; B. B. John- son, vice president and secretary; F. B. Pflster, vice president;. E. Estelle Jones, assistant secretary; Catherine Yuhaus, is the assistant trust. qf- ,4ee^ * • • ' \^ *\: ' -'. ,\7^. CHURCH LEAGUE BOWLING SC ORES, WEEK ENDING JAN. Team Won Lost Pet. Tti. Pins Avo. I 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10. Player Team St. Peters No. 2 Glenfield 35 Methodist 32 St. Peters No. 1 29 Presbyterian No. 2 24 Baptist 23 Presbyterian No. 1 21 Trinity 13 Krueger, Baptist 30 Sallee, Presbyterian No. 1 21 Meda, St. Peters No. 2 36 Crouse, Glenfield •.. 39 D. Dekin, Presbyterian No. 2. 39 Kenealy, St. Peters No. 2 30 F. Turck, St. Peters No. 2.... 36 O'Hara, St. Peters No. 2 27 Ulrica, Baptist 39 Lynch, St. Peters No. 1 30 Individual Standings High Games 47 Game 9 21 24 27 32 33 35 43 .839 .625 .571 .518 .429 .411 .375 .232 Total Pins 37294 35007 35335 3566S 34676 34868 32877 34116 Avg. 887-40 833-21 841-13 849-10 825-26 830-8 843 812-12 193 212 193 215 185 182 198 213 210 192 5727 3922 6585 7095 7083 5450 6504 4851 6945 5311 190-27 186-16 182-33 181-36 181-24 181-20 180-24 179-18 178-3 177-1 Team high three games Glerafield 2781 Team second high three games Methodist 2706' Team high game Glenfield 979 Team second high game St . Peters No. 2 936 Individual high three games Peterson, Methodist 634 Individual second high three games. .Crouse, Glenfield 616 Individual high game Jackson, Glenfield 233 Individual second high game Peterson, Methodist 225 GLENFIELD Widmeyer 196 181 Jackson 233 178 G. Salmon 158 184 Salsburg 129 142 Crouse 198 203 194 888 METHODIST Peterson '225* 205 Failing 170 170 Xormore 146 167 Allen 167 143 Giroux 193 187 901 872 933 2700 ST.\ 'PETERS 'NO. 1 J. Woolschlager. 193 158 196 Lynch 149 149 192 N. Woolschlager. 152 194 172 Duflo 190 159 151 Lyng 162 153 177 210 178 210 166 215 979 204 193, 181 190 166 587 589 552 435 616 2781 634 532 494 500 546 BAPTIST Rice 189 162 184 '535 Ulrich ; 185 198 210 593 Sweet 170 188 186 544 R. Virkler 139 141 151 431 L. Virkler 188 199 183 570 871 888 914 2673 TRINITY Miller 163 161 216 540 Easton 136 153 167 456 'Shaw 164 139 175 478 Hedden 181 185 158 524 Moran 161 146 178 485 805 784 894 2483 PRESBYTERIAN NO. 2 547 Anderson 179 187 163 529 490 Galloway 185 150 140 455 518 L. Dekin 127 171 181 479 500 Kingsbury 150 202 164 516 D. Dekin 175 167 185 527 A Week of the War 492 846 813 PRESBYTERIAN NO. 888 2547 1 Beyer Schlieder Steiner Neeley Sallee • . 186 130 157 142 211 162 124 183 165 164 201 143 199 177 212 549 397 539 484 587 826 798 932 2556 816 877 833 2526 ST, PETERS NO. 2 Meda 148 368 193 509 L. Turck 154 ,203 187 544 OBara 192 185 213 590 Kenealy 172 182 155 509 F. Turek 189 198 150 537 855 Conference y, district .superin- is for the,first super- bf Lewis county, is in At Al Glenn A, tendent. of s° visory distrfc Albany this; week attendpig. th e r e gional conferences for district super- intendents. ' \ '.' While there Mr. Sealy.will attend conferences on mobilizing th e schools for morale building and civilian de- fense training. IJe wiH v alsb visit, the^ Albany, state '\' coHege.' •.„.;~ ! ltZ.-* ..' L, *to date -tori the Democrat $& 936 '898 2689 ——————•?• •——•»•— • m Pine Grove Church Notices 10:30 a. m., New Bremen. 2:30 p. m., Watson. Pine Grove, 7:30 p. m. St. Hedwig's Church Houseville Fr. Herman Korzuch, O.M.C., Pasto« Fr. Ethren Andraka, O.M.C., Assistant Pastor Masses at 9 and 11 a. m. Confessions, before, mass. St Mary's Church r !& The president established a wa r production board headed by Donald 'M. Nelson, former mail order firm executive and more recently execu- tive director of SPAB and priorities director. The president directed Mr. Nelson to \exercise general direction over the war procurement and pro- duction program,\ to supervise th e OPM and issue production and pro- curement directives where necessary to all other government agencies. The president said Mr. Nelson's decisions shall be tfinal. Vice President Wallace and other members of the S'PAB, now abolished, were made members of the war production board. In letters to OPM Directors Knud- sen and Hillman and other production officials, Mr. Nelson said \we must enlarge all our previous activities . . . all our facilities . . . must produce 24 hours a day, 168 hours a week.\ OPM Director Hillman, speaking in Wash- ington, said the nation's force of workers i n war. industries must be doubled or tripled, more women must •be trained and brought into the labor force to take the place of men going into th e armed services. He asked employers not t o bar aliens in wa r industries except in plants turning out secret weapons. Director Odium of th e OPM con- tract distribution division said a plan has been prepared to set aside 1 per cent of all available materials to as- sist small manufacturers in keeping their plants going until they can be converted to wa r use. He said th e nation's entire production facilities— all of those \hidden away in thou- sands of cities and towns and vil- lages\—must join in the total war ef- fort. He asked all mayors to have every manufacturer in their cities register a t the nearest OPM contract distribution division field office and to \go after wa r contracts with every ounce of ingenuity and energy they possess.\ The Wa r Front The navy department reported th e sinking of five enemy vessels in Far Eastern waters—three transports and two large cargo ships. The an- nouncement brought to 25 th e total of Japanese vessels reported definite- ly sunk by th e navy and marine corps in th e Pacific. The navy also an- nounced two allied merchant vessels were attacked by Axis submarines off Long Island. Throughout th e week General MacArthur reported heavy land an d air fighting in the Philip- pines bu t said American and Philip- pine troops were putting up effective resistance and U. S. losses were low. Army War Secretary Stimson announced the army \will be increased from th e present total of 1,700,000 men to 3,- 600,000 men this year. Combat air units and armored units will be doubled; 32 motorized divisions will be added, and a t least 50 more mili- tary police units for guarding produc- tion facilities will be created. Instead of th e originally scheduled 10,000, more than 90,000 privates will be se- lected to attend officer-training schools. All training centers and posts will be enlarged and five tem- porary tent camps will be set up. To make 2,000,000 more men eligible, the army will lower age limits for avia- tion cadets from 20 to 18 years, make married men eligible, and change ed- ucational qualifications by eliminating college requirements. Selective Service Director Hershey said th e army increase could be ac- complished without calling up men with dependents. He said there ar e now 1,000,000 men in class 1-A but not yet called, and 900,000 more men can be obtained by reclassification of other men and from those men who will register Feb. 16. He said defer- ment cases would be re-examined but deferments •will continue t o be given where possible to avoid undue dis- ruption of family life. He said mar- ried men with one or more children probably will not Ibe called until a n army of 7,000,000 to 8,000,000 has. been built. He estimated' 10,000,000 is the*\ top number. of men th e XT. S. could mobilize for service even \with lowered physical standards. Labor Disputes The president abolished the nation- al defense mediation board and es- tablished a national war laibor board with N3XMB Chairman iDavis as chair- man. Four commissioners will repre- sent the public, four will represent employes and four industry. \ 3|he new board has wider authority tnaa|.the old board, and can arbitrate or me*S% ate disputes ajs.it sees fit except thai it cannotjfisregard existing, labor i^g^^^i^.^.,,.;:.:^.^^-,;%,\.\,'-•. . Autos The OPA announced auto rationing would begin Feb. 2 i n th e same man- ner a s tire rationing. Of the 202,000- cars in the industry quota for Janu- ary, about 150,000 cars will be stored with dealers who promise' not to sell without permission—probably not t o be granted before January, 1943—and then only a t OPA established prices. OPA issued a schedule of prices for \retreadable\ tire carcasses and \re- treads\ and forecast a ceiling over all used tires \in th e very near fu- ture.\ Federal Loan Administrator Jones announced plans t o increase synthetic rubber production capacity to 400,000 tons by pooling of resources and skills of th e rubber and oil in- dustries if priorities can be obtained on steel needed to erect plants. OPA Administrator Henderson said tires rationing would probably not be af- fected because of increasing military needs for rubber. Censorship Director Price, after consultation with newspaper, maga- zine and periodical editors, announced- a code of conduct which publications were asked to follow in handling in- formation in order to prevent infor- mation of a military nature reaching the enemy. Prohibited, unless offi- cially released, ar e most details of military, naval or industrial estab- lishments, casualty lists, damages to war facilities, movements of troops and ships, weather reports except of certain types, and movements of the president or of official military or diplomatic missions. Agriculture 'Secretary Wickard said goals have been revised to call for the greatest agricultural production in U. S. history, with particular em- phasis on th e production of oil-bear<- ing crops such a s peanuts and soy- beans. The corn goal wa s stepped up by five million acres in order that there be feed supplies to continue ex- pansion of meat, dairy and poultry production. Dr y edible bean and dry pea production increases were called for. An additional five million bu - shels of rice was asked and provision made for an increase over 1941 o r more than 18 million cases of canned, fruits and vegetables. Civilian Defense \ I The OCD announced 3,516,000 volun- teers have enrolled in the various ci- vilian defense services, including: 1,423,765 assigned to training or duty in the protective services. The office^ also announced a Victory Garden pro- gram under which all families in any community can jointly till community gardens, use th e produce themselves: and give th e surplus to schools and! institutions. Surgeon General Parran told the U. /C. Conference of Mayors in Wash- ington \the enemy ha s planned and in my opinion will use bacteriological warfare whenever possible.\ He asked the mayors to begin at once to take every possible precaution. Conservation The OPM bureau of industrial con- servation opened a program to mobi- lize the nation's 1,700,000 retail stores in a continuous drive to salvage ma- terials—waste paper, scrap metal, old rags, rubber—needed to produce wea- pons for the fighting forces. Signers will display window emblems signify- ing their part in th e \Salvage for Victory\ program. The shopping pub- lic was asked to help conserve tires,. trucks, and paper by carrying home bundles instead of depending on de- livery service. Consumers of natural gas in nine states, mostly in the middle west, were asked to cut con- sumption as much as possible. ?xj*mm RECEIVE NEW (TIRES The Lewis County Rationing Board has issued certificates permitting the purchase of tires and tubes to the following eligible persons: Otto K. Wasmuth, Sharpe street, rural mail carrier; Sidney S. !Lyn- decker, agent for the American Rail- •way Express; Charles Petrie, street commissioner; P. J. Fogarty, if o r haul- ing <pulpwood and fuel; Harold Swee- ney, for hauling logs, an d Michael Matusczak, Lowville farmer. This list i s to and including Fri- day', Jan. 16. Tires an d tubes for which certifi- cates have been issued, may' bft pur- chased from any dealer o r mail order house. -i Clinic a t Port Leyden A chest clinic will be.hejd feJJorfr. Leyden on-Wednesday, Fefc 4. ji^fcfie - school. Thebaic :will..-be^&K^^la - t 4 p. m. • ;^e^^efp^ileia^^Kllie.'•.''• riroia .the M$MWM!0^*MMMWSfk*:- .hospital, ^*— js -*\--~ -~-' -— - • - - • i|are admitted' to^thesejclin? m urar tonjnsw- lor B»%Pt«MS^@(raf iromt the \Miendlng jphy-

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