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^4 Entered as Second Class Matter Oct. 4, 1895, at Post office at Tipton, Ind., Under the Act of March.3, 1879. VOL. 50.— NO. 30 TIPTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENINGJ, NOVEMBER 7, 1944 FIFTY MILLION VOTERS DECIDE Yanks Hit Nazi Counter-Attacks; Close in on Japs By INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE. American infantry and armored forces combatted violent German counter attacks in the Hurtgen forest area of the western Reich today as a showdown battle developed for possesssion of key positions dominating the plains before Cologne. The furious fighting through- ;— • ; —— out the entire Hurtgen forest area saw the Yanks at one time driven out of the town of Vossenack. Later the First army troops' commanded by Lt. Gen. Courtney H. Hodges regained of the ground lost and at last word had retaken more than half of Vossenack. As' the battling inside Ger- 1 many proper mounted, the campaign against remnant German j forces south, and west of the ! Maas (Meuse) river in the Neth- ! eflands neared its end. I The allied 21st army group, ' men for . the sixth war loan HOW ALLIES LOST CHINA AIR BASES Officials to Discuss War Loan. Campaign at Meeting Thursday Township and division chair- composed of British, Canadian American and Polish troops aligned themselves along ah 80 drive, scheduled to open Nov 20, will meet at 8 p. m. in the circuit courtroom to plan the British Chief Dies mile front following the lower campaign, Judge Frank B. Rus- bank of the Maas from a point sel1 - county war savings staff southwest of the Reichswald chairman, announced today, forest in Germany, westward to | Tipton county is asked to the beaches of Holland. | raise §832,000 for the campaign Fighting on the Island of but, as in former campaigns, the Walcheren in the Scheldt estu- j county is expected to oversub- ary entered the mopping-up , scribe its goal. ' The quota is stage and headquarters expect- ' low,er than that of previous war ed that the last pocket of Nazi loan campaigns held this year, resistance there would be stifled 1 Plans for canvassing the. soon. ' 'countyand boosting bond pur- On Walcheren Island the Brit- | chases beyond the goal will be ish and Canadians, captured ;discussed, Judge Russell said, Middleburg, the capital, and ' and questions by chairmen and Veere. Sole remaining serious 1 key workers will be answered, resistance was northeast of; Workers To Meet Domburg. • j In addition to the townships • j chairman, the Tipton chairman ON LEYTE. land four division chairmen, American infantrymen, artil- j other key workers in the drive lerymen and aviators today con-! are expected to attend the tinued to blast their way closer j meeting. to the village of Ormoc, last re- j Chairmen for the .townships and divisions are: manning stronghold of the Jap anese on Leyte Island in the central Philippines. The Yankees were ready and waiting for any attempt of the cornered. Japs to break out of the small pocket into which they had been forced by a brilliantly executed multi - pronged thrust of the 24th, the 96th and the 7th infantry divisions,, supported by (Continued on Page 6). Mrs. Crawford Dies in Atlanta Home After Heart Attack Sam Bollenbacher, Liberty; Clyde Harlow, Prairie; Frank Goodnight and Earl Mahaffey, Jefferson; Harry Johannes, Cicero; Rome Findling, Wildcat; Arthur Noble and Otto Breitwieser, Madison; Nick Paikos, Tipton; Russell Martin, county vice-chairman; Merle DeFord, payroll allotment; John Hoffer, retail division, and Ralph Boz r ell, agricultural division.- — • MRS. CROWE IS INJURED IN ACCIDENT THE REPORTED DIFFERENCES between Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and U. S.. Gen. Joseph Stihvell, former commander of the China, Burma-India theater, highlights the recent loss of Allied air bases near the China coast When the Japs pushed southward in an effort to cut China in two and form a junction with forces moving northward, they overran a number of strategic airfields and completely neutralized others. Points leading from the star show the location of these former Allied air bases. Enemy forces near Kweilin (1) are reported to be about 60 miles from a juncture. •'• . (International) PFC. GEORGEL / DIES OF WOUNDS Husband of Tipton Woman Succumbs After Action in France Pfc. Robert C. Georgel, hus band of Ivlrs. Grace Johnson; OF ALL WARFARE Hit and Run Policy Paves Way for Invasion, Speaker Tells Audience • Guerilla warfare throughout! (history has been the stumolingj | b|ock of the wars, of all nations,! [Bert (Yank) Levy, commando' instructor for the British army i ; told a Talk of the Hour club au-! d ence in the Methodist church I IV bnday night. j • A guerilla fighter is trained'! and equipped to be a one-man i army who ban feed, clotne and arm himself in enemy territory,; the speakerj said. • He operates j on'a principal of hit-and-run or! h t-and-hold but never on the j basis of actual, battle. •! ' | .... i If Germany had followed her i pians to rule the entire world,; 'guerilla warfare: would havej boen the only answer to the in-' vader, the speaker asserted. The \ Nazis spent 61 million dollars. • in America alone studying every ! feature of every mile of land; i here; so that this country could; : bi; j disorganized ; by guerilla; j bands that would; terrorize the! ! population in preparation for an. i invasion by the land and seaj 55^", .forces of the 1 Reich. j .j The Japanese also followed a •«•'(policy,of. haying spies on. this I : cc ritinent who charted geographical features and territor- I ial i waters to lay; an invasion « i gi oundworkj he said. j ! Russians Save England. England, the speaker. told his' iaudience, was saved- from inva-j ision after the fall of Dunkerque, i bj the Russian armies marching; "• into Bessarajbia and Buchovina j land threatening the Nazi home-j Washington. Nov. 7.—(INS)! land from the'rear!. There were, j -Regardless of the outcome of i however, two invasion attempts, ILL FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, Field Marshal Sir John Dill, 63, head of i the joint British staff mission in ! Washington and representative in i the U. S. as England's minister j Of defense, died at Walter Reed ! hospital In Washington. He will be buried in Arlington National • cemetery., (International)' Strive to Improve j Community, Speaker Tells Kiwanians ' Officials Believe Conference Will Not Take Place in Paris Georgel, North Main street, died j the election, it is the official \ he said. . • of wounds suffered in action in I view of Washington today that I Measures used by commandos France on Oct. 23, according to President Roosevelt will soon!wtre hastily] improvised to pro- word received - here last night! leave for a meeting with Prime; tect England during the inva-! by Mrs. Greorgel. (Minister Churchill and Marshaljsipn menace'^ the speaker re!at-j Pfc. Georgel was a native of fStalin somewhere in Europe. (ed since practically all" British' Elwood but had maintained his j it is believed, however, that! ec i u >pment had been left in! residence here for a short time| SUcn a meeting of the big three.! Prance during the! evacuation. | while he was stationed at Camp i wno last conferred at Tehran! ! A favorite guerilla trick for: iAtterbury before being sent'.j us t a year ag0 w m not t ake j demolishing |a' bridge, the speak- 1 overseas.. j place in Paris. ' Officials point' j er j said, is to suspend a weight; Pfc. Georgel was inducted in, ed out tnat stalin would not goi fr ? m a sne et of window glass Feb. 1942, and received his (so far from home> since he - mus ,; which in turn has been suspend- training at-Fort Jackson, S. C.;! maintain constant communica- cd i under th e bridge. Attached Where B-29's Hit Mrs. Bessie Crowe, route 4 ..... „ , , „ .Tipton, was taken to the Rob- w -f V A H 6 ^ E r aW J°^', 65 ; elt Lon e hos P" al in Indianap- wife of Asher Crawford, died at olis following an -automobile ac- her home in Atlanta Monday at cident sout hwest of Elwood 5 p. m following a heart -at- Sund eveni fa which h tack. Mrs. Crawford had' just -received cuts and bruises, returned' home after spending Carvolin Crowe, a brother- lffT" m Pt ,° n ' • '^-law received serious cuts . While she was working in the about • the f ace which were kitchen she fell, but was not dis-j treated at the Mercy hospital in covered until her husband came Elwood. He was released Sun- home from town. Mr. Crawford day evening. The car is recalled a doctor, but he was un-; ported to have hit a culvert and able to help Mrs. Crawford, who, run j n t 0 the ditch, died shortly after he arrived. ' ' Funeral services will be held in the Atlanta Christian church at 10 a. m., Thursday, with burial in the Dunkard cemetery, east of Arcadia. Rev. James Dial will conduct the services.. Mrs. Crawford, who has been a resident of the Atlanta community all her life, was born July 29, 1897 in "Tipton county. She was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Hendrickson) Bendler and one of four children. Mrs. Crawford was the last sur viving'member of the family. Asher Crawford and Lillie Mae Bendler were married on March 7, 1901, near Atlanta. To them was born one daughter, Inez, Mrs. Lester Lee, who lives in Atlanta. Survivors include Asher Crawford; a daughter, Mrs. Lester Lee; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Amanda Bendler, whom Mrs. Crawford cared for in.the Crawford home; four grandchildren, Anna Mae, Annabelle, James Monroe and Donald LeRoy Lee, and two nieces, Mrs. Harry Lilly of Elwood and Miss Juanita Bendler of Tipton. Camp Atterbury and Fort; tions with Mosc0 w for persona George G. Meade, Md. In Oct. direct ion of the war. ica- cd j u >nal '°l l 1942, he was married to Miss! Johnson, daughter of Mr. the weight is a fuse which: ^opnscts with a detonator on the Also, the recent controversy j nvei j b ? nk - M-C T«O i„h„„n „f Thfl* between Gen. Charles De Gaulle ment - tne Mrs. Joe Johnson of Third , _ , „ . .. a sine iand the French Communists " ; £ . ... . , . , .. .. . . street - L, tn „ „„iit:„^ii„ „„o „;t ^ui„ tance and the weight falls into j--,™ T >t~ makes it politically unsuitable..; . ; , ,, . » .i. from Pfc.U,_ . __ the water and detonates the, At the proper mo-1 glass is shattered by; "commTn^tslf ? in & e bu !l et fir ^ f /°, m , a di f; The last letter from Pfc. Georgel was written. Oct. 7 in France. At that time he wrote that he had been in Paris but his present location was not given. Surviving in addition to the widow are the mother, Mrs. Raymond Georgel; two brothers, ] Norman and James Georgel, and one sister, Mrs. Helen fresh, all of Elwood. thus : destroying the ifox Stalin to go to Paris. , ., A much more likely meeting | b r ^ d g e ' place,, it is suggested, would be| demonstrating on A. B. Loy STRIKING a double blow at Jap. anese power, B-29 Superfortreaaea pounded Singapore'naval Installations and the Fahgkalan-Brandan oil refinery on the north coast of Sumatra, the second biggest airplane fuel source In the Far East theater. (InUratttonilJ Commissioners Study Purchase of Right-of-Way Tipton county commissioners, meeting in regular session at the courthouse Monday, took under advisement the purchase of additional right-of-way for the Ash Street pike road. Only two tracts of land, remain to be purchased before the road can be turned'over to the state highway commission, J. J. Batchelor, county auditor said, and commissioners are studying the offer of $2,500 to purchase land from' the Laura McKay farm.in northern Liberty township. . The purchase would involve moving a house and replacing a, well, Mr. Batchelor said.. . ,'• The commissioners also, authorized the! purchase of a .new cable for tbJe'.courthouse elevator. Repairs 'to -the courthouse clock are awaiting the arrival of a repairman from Indianapolis, Mr. Batchelor said. . in the Balkan area, perhaps m the capital of either of the late Axis satellites, Bulgaria or Romania. F. D. R. May Visit Paris. This does not rule out, how- McEl-ever, a visit of President Roosevelt to Paris. In fact, it is fully expected that he will accept the invitation which De Gaulle has extended for a meeting in Paris, where it is believed Churchill would come at the same time. But the Paris meeting would probably follow the meeting of the big three in eastern Europe. Both President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, it is pointed out would seek to avoid the impression that,British and American plans are being laid in advance of a conference with Stalin. When the three leaders meet, the principal item on their agenda will be the Dumbarton Oaks plan for an international security organization. Rev. Hillis' L, .Avery,, pastor of the ' Windfall Methodist church, urged Kiwanians to' take advantage of all opportuni-! ties 'for community •- service 1 when he addressed the Tipton' Kiwahis club at their rgeular j meeting Monday night at Lo- ' rene's in Windfall. . j The speaker, a charter mem- ' ber of the KiWanis club at. Greenfield, urged members to! remember tthe club motto, "We j Build," and to apply that to j their club activities. j Rev. Avery told of the part j played by the Kiwanis clubs of | Indiana in developing the James, Whitcomb. Riley hospital in In- j dianapolis and also described how the Greenfield club fed undernourished children so that, they would be able to attend school during the-depths of the depression. j Can Improve Relations Kiwanis clubs . have an .opportunity to improve farmer- j businessman rel a t i o n s, the j §peaker said, and to bring these j groups to a better understand-r j ing of each other's problems. Boys work also Has been an important element of Kiwanis programs, the speaker emphasized, and clubs should take ad(Continued on Page Hi. Early'balloting marked the election in Tipton county today as many voters visited the polls before, the business district had opened for the day. Two. precincts, in Cicero township each reported; more than 100- votes, cast during the first two or three hours of the morning and party workers reported that generally the voting was heavy during' the early morning hours. S'Sgt. and Mrs. Paul II. Achenbach are separated' by several thousand miles, ' but only a few seconds separated their votes today. Just as the election board -at Sharpsville placed the soldier ballot of S Sgt. Achenbach in the ballot box and registered his name on the voting book, his wife, 'Mrs. Glenda Achenbach, walked into the polling place to vote. Sgt Achenbach is stationed, in Trinidad and his • ' wife is employed at Bryan Brothers store in Tipton. Further evidence of the heavy early voting was seen in the business district where the streets were nearly deserted until mid-morning. Most - county offices were closed, although the treasurer's office remained open to check records following the taxpaying deadline Monday night and the auditor took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with back work. But in the clerk's office, a steady stream of voters came to inspect registrations , and untangle difficulties that arose over places of residence and the time and place of voting registration. The farm vote was expected to be heavy as well as the city vote, but only meagre reports were available concerning' the intensity of the rural vote. Party workers milled' about their respective headquarters discussing trends and election incidents and despatching, cars to carry" voters to the polls. Heavy clouds, threatened rain early in the' day but by afternoon all indications of rain had disappeared. EARLY. VOTERS New York, Nov. .7. — (INS> —Ten' per cent of'.New York City's 3,226,534 registered voters vyere estimated today to' have voted in the first hour that the polls were open. president of I the Talk of. the; Hour club, Mr. Levy showed j j methods of attacking persons, either with or without weapons, I and also showed methods of, halting an attack. j [• "BIood| and Honor." | Displaying! a German knife .!—41— I : — "nix«j WAR BRIEFS bearing the and Honor,' scribed the inscription. "Blood | the speaker de -j tactics he demon- YANKS BOMB JAP SHIPS IN MANILA BAY. , PEARL HARBOR, Nov. 7.— (INS)^-American carrier pilots carved another large slice out of Japan's rapidly disappearing sea power when they surprised a concentration of enemy Shipping in the Manila area Saturday and hit six warships and destroyed nearly 200 Jap planes. strated as. brutal but reminded i hi| audiencej" that often it was (Continued on Page 6h Tivo 'Accident Victims Improve RECEIVES JUDGMENT. E. E. Mendenhall, Tipton, received a judgment of $764 in Hamilton .circuit court recently in a suit which followed a property tranaaption. Floyd E. Har per and C. W. Mount were at torneys for the plaintiff. William Shellenbarger was the defendant. " Russell Stephenson, 416 West Washington | street, and Carl Justice, Arcadia, were reported improving today at Mercy hospital after th'ev had been burn°d Monday morning in an accident at the Stokely Brothers plant here. . |- . Both men! were extensively burned about the face and neck but the burns were not believed •o be deep, j Witnesses said that git sses worn! by Mr. Stephenson protected his eyes!'The accident occurred. Fire Chief Hillard- LoseV said, after a can of beans'accidentally fell" into a pot of, glue and remained th^re unnoticed until • the heat exploded it and showered those nearby with hot glue. KENNEDY PEAK OCCUPIED. KANDY, CEYLON, Nov. 7. —(INS)—Troops of the Fifth Indian division have occupied Kennedy Peak, Japanese stroi point on the Tiddim-Fort White Road in the Chinn Hills lijf North Burma, the southeast Asia command-announced today. i. LORD MOYNE IS ASSASSINATED. LONDON, Nov. 7.— (INS)—Lord Moyne, British resident minister in the middle east who was assassinated yesterday, was probably murdered by Nazi agents, Lord Strabogli declared today. ' '„. SUPER-FORTS KIT JAP HOME BASE. NEW YORK, Nov. 7..—(INS)—Two American B-29 Super- Fortress bombers flew over the main Jap home island, of Honshu today, marking the third time within a week that the big craft have carried out sorties over the same area, the Jap home radio reported today. TITANIC BATTLE RAGES IN BUDAPEST. . MOSCOW,. Nov. i.— (INS)—Titanic battles raged in. the suburbs of Budapest today as Russian columns smashed relentlessly against .stubborn German defense.'.barring Soviet seizure of the Vital Hungarian capital. Fierce Nazi resistance, front line dispatches indicated, slowed the sweeping advance of the Red army., There was no hint, however, that Marsha] Rodlon Malnovsky's Second Ukrainian army had fallen back from Budapest's outskirts. : By International News Service i l The American people staged I history's greatest feat of denioc- jracy today as fifty million vol- i ers participated in a national ' presidential election to deter- jmine whet'-cr Franklin D. J Roosevelt or Thomn« E. Dowey . shall lead the nation to victory 'in two major wars cn;l aid t!ie j world to lasting peace. . As the LaUoting started, the j outcome was s'iroudetl in doubt j beneath the silence oi millions. ! of voters who refused to reveal j their choices to friends or ncig'i- j bars. There has been no election since 1916 where political forecasters were so much at st -a. Five Doubtful States. . Shrewdest observers believe the voters of New York. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts. Connecticut and Maryland will determine the election. All five states are classed as doubtful and claimed by both sides. Thi>have: 114 votes in the electoral college, where 266 are needed •for ' victory. Both Roosevelt ,and Dewey are certain of at 'least 152 electoral votes in other sections, so the winner in~ the East should be the winner in the .nation. j .Mr. Roosevelt urged the na- ition to remember its goals—'"to win the war and unite our fight- ling men with their families! at ; the earliest moment, to see that ; all have honorable jobs and to ! create a world peace organization which will prevent this dis aster.from ever coming upon :is f again." ! Dewey almost paraphrased, this program but declared his ; own election was necessary to .achieve it. He said the jrryat j issue was a "speedy and victorious end of the war'* and ur.^sd I election of a new national a.i- | ministration to "end the civilian j chaos and confusion in Washin^- i ton" tha» has "delayed winning • the war." j State Official-;. i The Republican party, which boasts of 26 governors in northern states, today faced a stiff fight to retain this position of party power. : Voters selected 30 povernors and state officials today—Maine ! having already chosen a gover- • nor—12 Republican governors i fought for re-election, while j Democrats sought to win control j in five more states now in Ro- 1 publican hands. | Although the battles for gov- i ernor were overshadowed by tho i fight for the presidency and j congress, political leaders j Viewed the outcome of these j contests as vital to the major j parties in the future. Congress, j The nation's voters wrote ! their specifications and assigned ; political control for a new con- 1 gress today—their decision was as unpredictable as the presidential outcome upon which it may largely-tiinge. Although ' this first wartime ! electorate since the civil war amed 35 senators—one-third t the upoer chamber's member- j ship—the interest of both Rc- JDUblicans and Democrats cen- • tered on the balloting for the ;435 representatives who .will | comprise the house in the 79th I congress. I For it is in the house where jG. O. P: leaders see their stron?- I est chance in i4 years to upset [Democratic control, thinned by | special elections and deaths to | a scant margin of . two seats. I Many observers view this as a I certainty. . WEATHER FORECAST. Considerable cloudiness and" warmtr today: tonight and Wednesday. Rain Wednesday.