The Buffalo News from Buffalo, New York (2024)

3 3 December 29, 1944 Unsung Heroes of the "Foreign Service Legion" F. J. Mulligan Charles Fegley Edwin Krempa N. A. Benson Paul Carpenter Henry Knarr TROUBLE SHOOTERS IN CURTISS 'LEGION' WIN ALLIED PRAISE.

Aircraft foreign service men on far-flung battlefronts are not likely to be awarded citations and medals. Warriors with wrench and pliers, traveling with the Air Forces to keep Allied warplanes flying and fighting, their job is usually unspectacular. However, in the Curtiss-Wright "foreign service legion" several men have been commended by grateful Allied commanding officers. Paul Carpenter, Orchard Park, veteran globe-trotting trouble shooter, has received citations from the British for his work during the African campaign. Norman A.

Benson, 198 Nassau Kenmore, was cited several times by various commanding generals in Africa and the South Pacific. Charles Fecley, 340 Crescent Henry Knarr, Forks Hotel, Cheektowaga, and Edwin Krempa of 55 Moselle St. received commendations from the Marine Transport Air Group. The South Pacific TAGs operated a fleet of C-46 Commandos over a period of 15 months without losing an airplane, duel partly to the efforts of Curtiss service men. Bomb Falls on P.40 A Curtiss service man.

23-vear-old Francis James Mulligan, 384 Sanders was commended for heroism recently by Brig. Gen. William H. Turner at an advanced ChineseAAF base in the China-BurmaIndia theater. A group of Jap raiders bombed and strafed the airstrip on which Mr.

Mulligan was working. Everybody dived for cover. American pilots took off. A Jap bomb struck a taxiing P-40 before it had taken off, setting the warplane afire and badly injuring the Men watched horrified as the plane burned, the slumped body of the injured, pilot visible through the smoke. Overhead Jap planes rained down a curtain of steel.

making a rescue hazardous. Mr. Mulligan leaped from his slit trench and raced for the burning plane. He clawed his way onto a wing of the burning P-40, whose gas tanks were expected to explode at any moment. As an additional hazard, the flames was exploding the .50 caliber machine-gun bullets the ammunition wing boxes.

"Courage, Quick Thinking" The service man hauled the pilot out of the airplane, rolled the limp flier off the wing to the ground and helped haul the injured man to safety, escaping injury. The commendation delivered to the Buffalo man and CurtissWright by Gen. Turner read in part: commend you for your heroic action in rendering assistance to a seriously injured pilot you risked your life to save him from serious or fatal injury. The courage and quick thinking you displayed on this occasion are worthy of the highest praise and recognition." A Bennett High School graduate, Mr. Mulligan is the son of Mr.

and Mrs. Edward J. Mulligan. Sent to Africa by Curtiss in the Spring of 1942, he serviced Curtiss P-40s in that theater for a year. Returned to this country for a refresher course, he was later sent to the India, China area in October 1943.

where he is now servicing C-46 Commandos used by the Air Transport Command to haul vital supplies over the "hump" from India to China. Fireman Overcome, 6 in Hotel Rescued A fireman was overcome by smoke and six occupants of the Francis Hotel at 41-43 Main St. were rescued shortly before noon today when fire swept the building formerly known as the DeGink Hotel and caused damage estimated by Deputy Fire Commissioner George E. Walsh at $15.000. Fireman Arthur D.

Van Valkenburg of Truck 2 was overcome by smoke on the fourth floor and was carried to safety by two other firemen of Truck 2, Gilmore R. Guster and John Schooley. He was revived and removed to Emergency Hospital, where his condition was reported good. Three persons were carried down ladders from the fourth floor by firemen of Squad 2. Two others were assisted from the second floor and one was carried out of the building from the floor.

Deputy Commissioner said ground, the cause was not determined immediately, but the ftre started in the basem*nt. The building is owned by Angelo Sidoni, 55 Parker who operates the hotel and a restaurant on the ground floor. Holiday Work Emphasized WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 Three high officials joined late Thursday in a plea to war workers to stay on the job New Year's Day in order to "replace the equipment that is being used up and destroyed" on the battlefronts. The statement was signed by Secretary of the Navy James V.

Forrestal, Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson and Chairman J. A. Krug of the War Production Board. Truck Drivers Warned County Clerk Harry C.

Vackel today reiterated a warning that the state requires owners of commercial vehicles weighing over 4000 pounds to produce a weighmaster's certificate, showing the weight of the vehicle, before 1945 license plates will be issued. He said he was compelled to return more than 100 applications because they lacked certificates. KELLY ASKS COUNCIL ALSO TO ASK STATE FOR BIGGER REBATE Mayor Kelly today said he would ask the Common Council to join him in the state to give Buffalo greater share of statecollected taxes to pay for city services. Mayor Kelly has already requested this money and declared the request would be stronger if supported by the Council. A statement from 1 Budget Director Edward A.

Neider warned that it "appears very difficult to continue the wartime bonus" to city employes because of falling revenues. "The city's financial condition, from a balance-sheet viewpoint, has never been better," Mr. Neider declared. "However. Buffalo's immediate fiscal problem is to operate efficiently within the constitutional limitation.

"Under this, the city's possible tax revenue for operation and maintenance is less annually by over $4,000,000 of the drastic reductions valubecauses. ations during the last ten years. "This heavy loss in revenue has created a serious threat to the continuance of essential municipal services. "If the. cities of the state are 10 perform their essential functions properly and so adequately compete with the progressive and alert cities of the country after the war, they must have the financial means to maintain their.

plants. "The state has accumulated a tremendous surplus largely from locally collected taxes. It is reasonable and just that this surplus should be shared with the local communities which are the original and primary sources of these taxes." Mayor Kelly and Mr. Neider believe the state should increase the contribution it makes to Buffalo from the public-utility, mortgage and alcohol taxes and that the city also should receive a share of the cigarette, gasoline and automobile taxes. HE HAD HIS RIGHTS, SO DID PATROLMAN Requested by police early this morning to move car which was parked on Hertel Ave.

to allow an IRC snowplow the right of way, Frederick Sparfield, 34, of 128 Highgate Ave. refused and informed another that he didn't have to obey summons eitizene either, Patrolman David Smith testified today in City Court. The defandant, who said he was "only sticking up for my rights" pleaded innocent to charges of disorderly conduct in failing to obey the reasonable command of a police officer. "Maybe we had snow there 'Thursday afternoon but the pavements dry on Hertel Ave. this morning," Sparfield told City Judge Clifford McLaughlin.

"They were?" questioned the judge with a noted surprise. "Yes." "Are you sure about that?" "Yes." "Well." said Judge McLaughlin, "I'm sure, too--sure they weren't. I live out there. Five dollars fine." Open New Year Right With Blood Donation One day is much like another for America's fighting sons on the battiefronts. They fight, are wounded, sometimes die because there isn't enough blood plasma to save their lives.

The old year will pass out and the New Year will be ushered in without notice, unless its coming is marked by a fiercer battle than usual. But you at home can make the passing of the old year a momentous occasion--by giving that pint of blood that may save the life of a soldier, sailor or marine. The Red Cross Blood Donor Center in the Ellicott Square will be open tomorrow from 10 A. M. to 1:40 P.

M. And if you want to start 1945 right, you can make an appointment for Tuesday. You can donate blood between noon and 7:40 P. M. Call GA 9215 for an appointment.

DONOR'S TO TRAVEL 100 MILES TROY. Dec. 29 -Miss Gertrude M. Moore, chairman of the Red Cross Blood Donors' Committee, received a New Year's greeting from Manchester, which read: "Manchester promises to send 25 blood donors to Troy on each blood-bank day in the year 1945." The donors must travel 50 miles each way, and it's tough going in Winter. Auto Club Posters to Warn Children of Accidents Eleme -school pupils will receive a new warning on traffic when they return to classes next week.

Distributed by the Automobile Club of Buffalo, posters will emphasize the caution, "Watch for turning cars." will be the theme of safety lessons for the month. Printed in salmon pink and black, the posters will depict two boys carrying salvaged newspapers at a traffic circle, the older boy warning the younger. National statistics show the second highest toll of pedestrians is taken at tions. School children will be urged to heed "all traffic motion, especially cars making right and left turns." 4 Bequests Made in Will Mrs. Mary Agar, who died Dec.

5, left $2000 to her sister, Harriett Walsh. Toronto; $1000 to her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Agar of Brooklyn, $300 to the Holy Angels Church, Porter for masses for deceased members the Agar family, and the residue of an estate valued nominally at $5500 to her son, James Andrew Agar, Brooklyn. Her will, filed for probate today in Surrogate's Court, names the son and sister as executors. Wife Given Divorce Referee Thomas H.

Noonan Thursday gave Mrs. Mildred V. Olson of 84 Riverside Ave. a divorce from Charles M. Olson Jr.

on infidelity grounds. Married in 1931. she is awarded custody of a son and $25 a week. City Briefs Where to Go Tonight 8:00 P. party, Runan Magnet Lodges, Order of Vasa, 118 E.

Utica. Hop," Humboldt YMCA, the Y. Concertina Buffalos Philharmonic Orchestra, Hall. 8:45 Society for the Prevention Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing, University Club. 10:00 -Dance, Canisius College, Statler.

Saturday 11:00 A. concert. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall. 3:00 to 6:00 P. -Election.

Scalp Blade Society, University Club. Year festival, Scandinavian Brotherhood, Masten Riley. Winter Sports Tobogganing--Chestnut Ridge Park. Skating--Humboldt, Como Lake. Skiing and coasting Chestnut Ridge, Emery, Delaware, Humboldt, Cazenovia, Riverside, Holidays will end Tuesday morning for more than 91,000 schoolboys and girls as the city public and parochial schools resume classes.

Maintaining a high record at Wesleyan University, Delaware, Miss Eleanor J. Clay, 584 Richmond, has gained a place on the dean's list. The cost of the City Court investigation, $1500, will be paid by the Bar Association of Erie County, which petitioned for the inquiry after it had considered two critical reports by grand juries. A hit-run charge against Ignatius J. Wigdorski, 39, of 31 Ashley, was dismissed by City Judge Christy J.

Buscaglia today when the complaining witness, Claude Humphrey, 305 William, failed to appear for the third time. Waiving a preliminary examination, John F. Wesley, 46, of 60 Otis, charged with criminally assaulting a 17-year-old girl, was held for the grand jury today by City Judge George L. Hager. Charged with speeding 60 miles an hour, Harold D.

Brown, 28, of Rochester, to appear in Traffic Court faileday and was fined $60 in a body execution issued by City Judge Clifford McLaughlin. The judge directed police to notify the State Motor Vehicle Bureau that Brown has two prior convictions, which may result in revocation of his license. His face was red, just like the tag he brought in. "What's up?" asked Desk Lieut. John Emmerling of the Franklin Station.

"Oh." replied Raymond Hoffman of 179 Admiral. "I don't mind at all paying S1 for this parking tag--I print them." He is manager of the Harry Hoffman Printing Company. Buffalo Council 184, Knights of Columbus, will have open house for members New Year's Day in the clubhouse. A special program at 2 will be supervised by Thomas J. O'Rourke and John J.

Davy. The oath of office was administered today to County Auditor William R. Jones by County Clerk Harry C. Vackel. Mr.

Jones was elected to fill the term of the late County Auditor George W. Hedden, which expires Dec. 31, 1946. Auditions for the Buffalo: Schola Cantorum, mixed community chorus sponsored by the Museum of Science, will from 7:30 to 9 Wednesday evenings, Jan. 3 and 10, and from 8 to 9 Monday evening.

Jan. the studio of Miss Jessamine Long, 290 Lexington. Applicants can call GR 4100. The Adam, Meldrum Anderson Company Chorus has elected these new officers: President, Bertram A. Rosser; vice president, Virginia E.

Lipp; secretary, Dorothy C. Kunz; treasurer, Clara D. Millett; musical director, J. Lawrence Martin, and accompanist, Mrs. Mary Baird.

Officers of the South Buffalo Businessmen's Association elected Thursday afternoon at 2221 Seneca are: President, James W. Schlehr; vice president, Albert C. Booth; treasurer, Kenneth G. Cooley; financial secretary, George H. Roller: corresponding secretary, Arthur R.

Boulden. The second half of the 1944-45 city taxes. may be paid without penalty on or before Tuesday. Two per cent will be added after Tuesday. For 18 years a clerk in the city's Division of Audit Control, Charles J.

Ryan, 1134 Kenmore Thursday was promoted to auditor by Comptroller Frank M. Davis. Watches, earrings, bracelets and rings valued at $178.68 were stolen from his store at 1082 Broadway sometime Wednesday morning by burglars who threw a piece of ice to break a window, Harry Lewin, manager, reported to police Thursday after making an inventory. Re-elected chairman of the Gratuity Donation Fund in the Police Department is Detective Chief Thomas V. Meegan, with Ellwood Meyers as vice chairman and Ormond J.

Sullivan, secretary-treasurer. A certificate of accidental death by asphyxiation was issued Thursday by Medical Examiner Rocco N. DeDominicis for Willie Brimmer, 28, of 140 William who succumbed to fumes in a tank car at 780 Ohio Wednesday afternoon. Burglars who early today entered Murray's Delivery Service, 25 Myrtle and knocked the combination off a safe, stole a $100 adding machine, $291.55 in cash and tobaccos valued at $560.57, accordpolice of South Division St. Station.

Entrance was through a forced side window. Curtiss Plants Set Record For Training Ground Crews The Buffalo plants of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Airplane Division, have set another record by training and graduating more than 10,000 soldiers as Army Air Forces P-40 and C-46 ground crews at the company-sponsored Camp Curtissair. A company announcement today said that the training center has trained more pursuit and transport aircraft technicians than any similar school in the nation. The 000 total does include- hundreds of AAF officers, Curtiss foreign and domestic service representatives and Marines who have been trained in P-40 and C-46 maintenance and repair at Camp Curtissair since it was opened. years ago.

SNOWFALL DOUBLES DECEMBER AVERAGE WITH MORE ON WAY Peeking out from under its cumbersome snow blanket, Buffalo got a glimpse of the extremely elusive sun today and the excitement caused its temperature to rise. It's no fever, though, just a brief respite. Light snow, maybe a couple of inches, due for Buffalo Weather tonightureau. delving into records, statistics and charts, today imparted the information that so far in December we have have 34.6 inches of snow. That's more than twice the normal for the month, which is 16.8, and more than 20 times what we had last which was 1.7.

Just for the record--this month's snow in the city alone amounted to 258 tons and rain added 160,000 tons more, according to Assistant Meteorologist Benjamin Kolker. A little more snow before Monday and Buffalo might break a record. The top December figure is 40.6 inches, recorded in the Winter of 1926-1927. We had 38.2 in the Winter of 1937-1938 and 37.1 in the winter of 1917-1918. Temperature 10 Above in Buffalo Before its sudden and fortunate rise, the mercury sank into the depths this morning, reaching 10 in Buffalo and as low as -12 in Franklinville.

Here are some other Western New York sub-zero temperatures: Cowlesville 10 Wellsville 4 Little Valley 8 Belmont 1 Both the City and County Highway Departments continued to push back the high snow banks and bulldoze the ruts so that traffic could return to normal. Transportation facilities trolleys and buses. trains, airplanes -were reported back on routine schedule. In Buffalo, many streets remained in poor shape, however. Parked automobiles continued to hamper the efforts of clearing crews.

Police Commissioner Canred tags for improper parking and nan ordered police to pass out more to report daily on their activities. I State Police at Batavia reported Routes 15 and 15A, Lima to East Avon, open but only to one-way traffic. All other main highways were open, but generally rough, including Route 5 from Silver Creek west, Route 39 from Perry to Castile, and Route 243 at Fair- view. 22 Trucks Operating Side roads in the rural areas were badly blocked. The Erie County Highway Department had out backs snow biggest banks plows and today, widening pushing traffic lanes.

Also operating were 22 trucks, spreading sand at icy intersections, grades and sharp curves. The 25 pieces of snow-fighting apparatus which bore the brunt of the two big December storms are being repaired in maintenance plants. "We hope we can recondition these before another heavy snowfall," Highway Supt. Arthur J. Yaw said.

"Drifts are now up the tops of our snow fences, so they will not afford any more protection for highways." Mr. Yaw said the county consumed 47,000 gallons gasoline on the first storm and he estimated the total for the month at 100,000 gallons. Jamestown reported that its snow has totaled 67 inches, this month and 76 so far this Winter. The snowfall for the whole Winter of 1943-1944 was 87.3 inches. 176-MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS ALBANY.

Dec. 29 -Winds of 176 miles an hour were recorded Thursday 4 miles from Albany-4 miles straight up. Balloon-drift measurements taken by the U. S. Weather Bureau at 5 P.

M. showed wind velocities of 42 miles an hour on the ground, 81 at 10.000 137 at 12.000 feet, 152 at 14.000 feet and 176 at 20,000. Bronze Star Medals Awarded 3 WNY Soldiers Award of the Bronze Star Medal "for heroic or meritorious achievement not involving participation in aerial combat" to three Western New York members of air-borne units was announced today by the War Department. One award was made posthumously to Staff Sgt. Robert G.

Perry, who was killed in action June 7, as reported in The News July 27, and whose widow, Mrs. Martha M. Perry, lives at 1700 Main Niagara Falls. others are Pfc. Raymond M.

Kienzle of 1406 Jefferson and Pvt. Ralph F. Hopkins Jr. of R. D.

1, Mayville. The award to Pvt. Kienzle was reported in The News Aug. 5. Plans Polio Research I DR.

MARTHA SMITH CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FELLOWSHIP GOES TO DR. MARTHA SMITH Establishment of a fellowship at Children's Hospital by Henry Kart Inc. and award of it to Dr. Martha Smith were announced today. Supt.

Moir P. Tanner and Dr. Edward M. Bridge, director of the Statler Research Department, who made the announcement, said the fellowship is for research in children's diseases and carries a stipend of $200 a month for six months. It is made available jointly to the hospital and the University of Buffalo, with which the hospital is associated research and teaching.

"We are very happy to receive this gift from the dairy through its president, Carl Elyon." Mr. Tanner said. "It is the first local firm to make such an active interest in the problem of children's diseases. Bridge explained chatha Dr. Smith will handle one of his department's research into the I causes of infantile paralysis and 1944 epidemic.

She study the community of Eden, where the epidemic started. and the conditions existing at the time. She also will assist in the survey of the polio cases brought into Children's Hospital. Dr. Smith.

now completing her tenure as a resident physician at the hospital, will begin on the fellowship Jan. 1. She was graduated by the Buffalo Seminary in 1933, Swarthmore College in 1937 and the U. B. Medical School in 1942.

Funeral Services Arranged For Mrs. John A. Debus Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the family residence for Mrs. Katherine W. Dittman Debus.

61, of 357 Grover Cleveland Eggertsville, who died suddenly Wednesday evening in her home of burns which she suffered Tuesday evening in an accident at her kitchen stove. Her clothing was ignited but she herself extinguished the flames. The Rev. Ralph W. Loew.

pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate at the funeral services. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Debus was a member of Holy Trinity Church and Tyrian Chapter 610, OES. She is survived by her husband, Johy A.

Debus; a son, John A. Debus a daughter, Mrs. James D. Sullivan two grandchildren, John Harry and Coralie Debus, and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Wambach and Mrs.

John Winegar. Dominics said today he would issue a certificate of accidental death in the fatality. 40,000 Convention Visitors Spent $2,000,000 Here in '44 Approximately 40,000 convention visitors spent more than $2,000,000 in Buffalo during 1944, the Buffalo Convention and Tourist Bureau Inc. announced today. This compares to record years of visitors spending more than 000.

An attendance of 20,650 is estimated for the 31 conventions already scheduled for 1945. The National Education Association, with 14 affiliated organizations, will bring 3000 visitors July 2-7. Approximately 2000 doctors will attend the meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York the first week in May. In June, Hoboes of America Inc. will convene, with an estimated attendance of 500.

The National Tuberculosis Association will bring 1800 June 12-15. Vroman Plans to "Take It Easy" After Long Civic, Law Service Closing his law books for the last time, Dow Vroman, 77-year-old North Tonawanda attorney, retired today from the profession which has kept him in the forefront of Twin Cities affairs since 1891. "After nearly 54 years in this business, it's time for me to take it easy," Mr. Vroman remarked smil-' ingly as he paused amidst packing in his home at 367 Goundry St. "We're going to live in Buffalo for awhile, at the Statler," he said.

A good-humored man with an infectious twinkle in his eyes, Mr. Vroman's wit frequently has eased tense situations in legal conferences or board meetings. He has gradually been withdrawing from local responsibilities and only Wednesday night resigned as chairman and a member of the DeGraff Memorial Hospital Board on which he served for three years. The hospital post was the last of a long line of public offices which Mr. Vroman held.

The first was village attorney half a century ago for Tonawanda before that community was chartered as a city. The Tonawandas then were the nation's largest freshwater lumber ports and millions of feet of timber were stacked for miles along the Niagara River, Tonawanda Creek and Ellicott Creek. "I was elected to the Assembly in 1898 when Frank Black was governor," said Mr. Vroman, "but one term at Albany was enough for me and I didn't run again." A Democrat, Mr. Vroman took al UNSOLVED SLAYING AND DISAPPEARANCE ON 1944 POLICE LIST A Good Way to End the Old Year: Contribute to the Smokes Fund It's only three days to New Year's.

To us that day means a holiday, a respite from our daily labors and rigors, a celebration around the festive board, the turning of a new page on the calendar. But to ir boys on the Meuse, at Bastogne. over Mindoro, on the Seven Seas, it will be another day of action- fighting, of sweating, of bleeding. All they can look forward to--until the eventual day of victory--is that moment of relaxation that comes with a smoke. And you can help provide that smoke with a contribution to The Buffalo Evening News Smokes for Soldiers Fund.

An additional $576.83 today brings the Christmas appeal's grand total to too low in comparison with previous years and far too small an amount to keep the boys in smokes through the ensuing year. Boys' Welfare Comes First How about it, and Mrs. and Master and Miss Buffalo and Western New York? Send in your contribution, to right the away point and it help should boost properly reach. The whole appeal was epitomized in a note send by Council President Kneeland B. Wilkes with a $25 contribution.

"I do not know when this war will be over." he wrote. "I wish I did. But until it is over the welfare and comfort of our boys comes first. Your Smokes Fund helps our boys. I want to contribute my share to your fine effort." A discharged WAVE from Kenmore contributed $5 with the notation: "Here's hoping the people of Buffalo and vicinity co-operate sufficiently to put your fund over the top.

Good luck and God bless you for your good work." Gift for Seabees The spirit of sacrifice was well exemplified in a letter sent by Miss Rose Marie Thomas Schiavone of Kenmore with a $2 donation: "I have uncles and aunts in the service and I would like to donate my Christmas money for the Smokes for Soldiers. I hope they enjoy the little I can contribute. Thanking you for letting me be one of your contributors." Two dollars was given by Bea Pickhardt of Gowanda as "a birthday gift to Attu CBs on Third Anniversary." A dollar came with this note: "Our who is in the Pacific wrote us how he enjoyed brother, the cigarettes sent to him from The News." It was signed: "From his little brothers, Gerard and Joseph Lynch, 103 Imson St." The "Girls Room 462." Kensington High School, chipped in $9 for the Fund. A contribution of $5, attributed in Wednesday's paper to Matthew Nourchi, was made by Matthew Nowicki. New Contributions Listed Today's contributions follow: Previously acknowledged.

$4,645 88 Linde Air Employes of Machine. Welding. Copper Shops. Maintenance, Stores and Mfg. Office.

through efforts of UGCC Local 215 100.00 Carol Singers, Thompson St. Children 50.65 National Aniline Division Allied Chemical Dye Corp. 50.00 Employes of Chevrolet Aviation Engine Plant No. 1 47.68 William Schaller 25.00 Kneeland B. Wilkes 25.00 Alfred Bergman, Kenmore 20.00.

Dept. 42. Spencer Lens Eggert Rd. Plant 17.00 R. B.

Drago 10.00 Production Control Bell Aircraft Elmwood Plant 10.00 The C. J. Donovan-Haas Corp. 10.00 Dela K. Hilfinger 10.00 Daughters of Nile Athor Temple 19 10.00 Girls of Room 462.

Kensington High School 9.00 Albert Hertzog Jr. 6.00 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Dunphy 5.00 Newell W.

Dykeman 5.00 Ann and John Bell. Killbuck 5.00 Mrs. Grace E. Herrington 5.00 Mr. and Mrs.

Raymonl B. Schmidt 5.00 A Friend. Kenmore 5.00 John M. Welker 5.00 Leonard Schaefer 5.00 J. M.

Green 5.00 The William Sonderiekers, Attica 5.00 Johnny J. Bauer. Cheektowaga 5.00 A Discharged WAVE, Kenmore 5.00 In Memory of John Dietrick 5.00 Mrs. Jean Duncan. Ont.

5.00 RATION TIMETABLE Gasoline- -Coupon 14-A valid for 4 gallons through March 21. Coupons B-4. B-5, B-6, C-4. C-5 and C-6 good for 5 gatlons. B-4 and C-4 coupons will expire Sunday.

Sugar Only Stamp 34 in Book 4 good indefinitely for 5 pounds. Another will be validated Feb. 1. Meats and Fats--Only Book 4 Red Stamps Q-5, R-5 and S-5 valid indefinitely. Five more red stamps will become valid Sunday.

Processed Fruits and, Vegetables--Only Book Blue Stamps X-5, Y-5, Z-5, A-2 and B-2 valid indefinitely. Five more blue stamps will become valid Monday. Shoes -Airplane Stamps 1, 2 and 3 good indefinitely. City Ration Board offices in City Hall open daily, 9 A. M.

to 3 P. M. Telephone CL 5490. Neil J. Dugan 5.00 Priscilla Alden Council 59, Daughters of America 5.00 Joseph Mruk 5.00 The Calvin Coolidge Republican Club of the Masten District 5.00 Italian Ladies Relief Association 5.00 Employes 4.50 365 4.00 The McGee Children, Ken4.00 Margaret E.

Robinson 4.00 Anne, Ruth and Milton Barker 3.00 Mrs. K. Rendell 3.00 S. G. P.

2.00. M. H. S. R.

Stavreff. Lackawanna, Mrs. J. C. Walter, Alden.

2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Preston, Cattaraugus 2.00 Rose Marie Thomas Schiavone 2.00 Mrs. Waldo Callard, Albion 2.00 Paulgeorge Hooven, Eggertsville (Age 9) Mr. and Mrs.

G. M. Dunlap 2.00 Birthday Gift to CBs Anniversary, Gowanda 2.00 Mrs. C. Keller, Eden 2.00 Stars 2.00 Mrs.

J. F. Bender, Cowlesville. 2.00 Mrs. Mary S.

Martin, Utica 2.00 Mrs. C. D. T. 2.00 Mr.

and Mrs. L. Kreutz 2.00 The Christmas 2.00 Anna Kastelanic, Franklinville Werner Frank 2.00 In Memory of My Beloved Parents 1.00 In Memory of Our Angel Babies 1.00 Eleanor Burke 1.00 Ruth J. Blakeley 1.00 A Paratrooper's Mother, Ellicottville 1.00 Helen and Carl Wappman, Locksley Park 1.00 Mrs. John Urbaniah, North Tonawanda 1.00 Mrs.

D. Bunclark, Kenmore 1.00 Mrs. O. Steinwachs 1.00 Richard E. Bentham, Silver Creek 1.00 Peter Grever 1.00 Mary Jane Surra Mrs.

Frances S. Cutriss 1.00 Melba Goldstein 1.00 Fenton E. Milks, Cattaraugus 1.00 Harriet 1.00 In Memory 1.00 Gerard and Joseph Lynch. 1.00 Mrs. L.

McClarin, Clarence Center 1.00 A Christmas Gift Mrs. A. Jurewicz, Albion. 1.00 Total 576.83 Christmas Appeal Grand total $5.222.71 THE APPEAL IS RUNNING BEHIND. FOR THE SAKE OF OUR BOYS ACROSS THE SEAS.

LET'S NOT PERMIT IT TO FAIL. SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IMMEDIATELY TO THE SMOKES FUND. BUFFALO EVENING NEWS. 218 MAIN BUFFALO 5, N. Y.

ASSISTANT DIOCESAN PASTORS SHIFTED Transfers of ten assistant diocesan pastors and the assignment of another priest, recently returned from an Army chaplaincy, were announced today by the Most Rev. Joseph A. Burke, administrator of the Buffalo Diocese. The returned chaplain is the Rev. Joseph J.

Hendricks. He has been named assistant at St. Margaret's Church. The other changes are: The Rev. Raymond G.

Bohn, from St. Margaret's to St. Joseph's, Batavia; the Rev. William E. Gardiner, from St.

Joseph's, Batavia, to St. Paul's. Kenmore: the Rev. Joseph J. Garin, from Our Lady of Victory Hospital to St.

Nicholas; the Rev. Ceslaus Kotkiewicz, from Immaculate Conception to St. Casimir's; the Rev. Eugene S. Kurzawa, from St.

Valentine's to St. Joseph's Gowanda. The Rev. Joseph Lipczynski, from St. Casimir's to St.

Barbara's, Lackawanna; the Rev. Paul Miskowicz, from St. Barbara's, Lackawanna, to Immaculate Conception; the Rev. Roman J. Ott, St.

Mary's, Silver Springs, to Immaculate Conception, Wellsville; the Rev. Hubert Reiman, St. Paul's, Kenmore, to St. Thonras Aquinas, and the Rev. Stanislaus J.

Wysoczynski, from St. Joseph's, Gowanda, to St. Valentine's. Sermon Topics Announced For Temple Services "Rightist and Leftist" will be discussed by Rabbi Manuel Saltzman in his sermon at the Sabbath service in Temple Emanu-El, Colvin and Tacoma this at 8 o'clock. In the other evening, the rabbis will speak as follows this evening: Temple Beth Zion, 599 Delaware Ave.

-Dr. Joseph L. Fink. "Two National Jewish Bodies Meet." Temple Beth El, 151 Richmond Ave. -Rabbi Elias Cherry of the Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia, "Creed for Living." I boldt Temple Beth David.

Moses 626 Hum- Lehrman. "Is It Really Hard to Be a Jew?" Holy Name Society Elects The Holy Name Society of Holy Spirit Church has elected these officers: President, Edward P. Crowley; vice president, Edward A. Brink; secretary, Michael J. Boyd; treasurer, Alan L.

McDonough; marshals, William G. Knorr, Joseph V. Smith, Raymond J. McDonough, Edward M. Heavey andPaul Kurban.

Appointed counsellors are: John S. Heavey, John J. Kelly, Andrew C. Smith, Raymond McDonough and Albert H. May.

The slaying of one man and the disappearance of another remain unsolved on the records of the Police Department in the closing hours of 1944. Both men were awaiting hearings in Federal Court. The unsolved murder is that of Frank C. Buttitta, 25, whose bullet-torn body was found June 8 in his parked auto in Malta an alley between West Ave. and Maryland St.

The disappearance is that of Carmen D'Agostino, 26, of 11 Fargo who walked off his front porch Aug. 22, wearing bedroom slippers and a white sweatshirt, and has not been seen since. Buttitta was at liberty on $10,000 bail in connection with a gasoline black market. D'Agostino, free on $200 bail, had been accused by federal authorities of having been associated with Buttitta in illicit alcohol deals. 10 Other hom*ocides The day after.

D'Agostino disappeared, received a telegram, ostensibly from him, which stated he was "headed for St. Louis." There were ten other homicides during the year, all solved. compared with 17 in 1943. Persons reported ed missing during the year numbered 836, of whom 46 still are missing. Last year, 1101 were reported missing and 47 failed to return during the year.

Eight girls and 17 boys under 16 were reported missing this year and have not been found. The Police Juvenile Crime Preinvention Bureau investigated 2257 complaints during the year, compared with 3300 in 1943. a decrease of 1043 cases. Crimes attributed to juveniles by Lieut. Leo T.

Callaghan, head of the bureau. as compared with last year were: Disorderly conduct. 785 this year, 1045 last year; petit larceny. 371 compared with trespassing, 214, 365; running away, 131. 354.

Skip- Rope Hanged Girl The crime investigated was the Labor outstanding, Day hanging of Ellen Marie Aubin, 5. of 1920 Niagara St. by a skip-rope on a fence near her home. Police held a 12-year-old boy responsible. There were 74 traffic deaths during the year, a reduction from 82 in 1943.

Four of the deaths in each year were caused by hit-run drivers. Of the 65 pedestrians killed. a majority were elderly persons. and the Auto Accident Investigation Bureau reported that 53 never had driven a car. a fact which "more than likely made them poor judges of the speed of oncoming autos." Streetcars killed nine persons and city buses, four.

Trucks fatally injured five, and taxicabs, two. Most of the fatal accidents, 55, occurred during darkness and 14 on Saturdays. The Central Park Precinct is the only one in which there was no traffic fatality, More Thefts in Year Homicides. suicides, felonious assaults, traffic deaths and the decreased num- in ber of missing persons comparison with 1943, but burglaries and auto thefts increased. Suicides totaled 46, compared with in 1943.

Residential burglaries increased from 101 to 159, and burglaries in business places from 269 to 289. There were 47 robberies, in contrast to 46 in 1943. The Franklin, Washington and Sycamore Stations reported 23 robberies, nearly half the total for the city. Auto thefts increased from 806 last year to 882. Whereas 792 stolen autos were recovered in 1943, 871 have been recovered this year.

In this connection there were 202 arrests, 62 of them involving juveniles. Felonious assaults declined from 168 last year to 142. Pilot, Awaiting Visit Of Mother, Is Killed Special to The BUFFALO EVENING NEWS. LOCKPORT. Dec.

his mother was en route to visit him, Second Lieut. Raymond DeWitt Clarke, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Clarke.

154 Waterman fell to his death in the Atlantic Ocean at West Hampton Beach, L. Thursday' after a collision between two P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes. Mrs. Clarke learned the sad news upon her arrival at West Hampton. In a telephone conversation her husband here Thursday evening she said a search for Lieut.

Clarke and his plane was in progress. The pilot of the other plane parachuted to safety. Lieut. Clarke enlisted as an air cadet in December 1942 and was called to duty in February 1943. He studied at Canisius College, Atlantic City and Nashville, Tenn.

After training at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Bennettville, S. and Shaw Field, Sumter, S. he was sent to the advanced Single Engine Training School, Craig Field, Selma, where he received his commission and pilot's wings last May. He then was assigned to Bradley Field, for: special training in flying P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes. A graduate of Lockport High School in 1940, Lieut.

Clarke was employed as assistant manager of Thing's Shoe Store and later at the Buffalo Arms Corporation before he enlisted. On Aug. 16, he married Vera Mae Wise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wise of Buffalo.

His wife had been making her home with her husband near the flying field. Besides his wife and parents, he leaves two sisters, Dorothy and Marjorie of Lockport. Need of Left-Over Fats During 1945 Emphasized DOW VROMAN prominent role in affairs of his party and for, ten years was chairman of its Niagara County Committee. He also was party chairman in North Tonawanda. He served several years as a member of the Niagara Parks Commission.

He was a member of the North Tonawanda Board of Education ten years and chairman part of that time. He also has been North Tonawanda city attorney. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 Left-over fats from American kitchens will be just as badly needed in 1945 as they were this year, the Commerce Departmen. said today.

Production of fats and oils from domestic materials was estimated at 10,200,000,000 pounds for the 1944-1945 season which began Oct. 1. This is 000,000 less than last season's record production and will not meet the estimated requirements of 000,000 pounds..

The Buffalo News from Buffalo, New York (2024)

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