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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' , ™E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKAST Ai>H-*Na 4u A»,^ ^,,,,,,,,,,« ' M~M f-f +^/ VOL. XLI—NO. 198 ' Blythevllle Dally Newt BlythevlUe Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader JtEWSPATEU OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHKAST MISSOURI BLY'IWVILJ '•ARKANSAS.rUKSlMY, NOVKAIHKH 7, 1044 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS This Winter May Be Worst For Germany By JAMES HAIIFER United Press SUIT Writer TO POLLS INDICATES RECORD VOTE The war's five winters liavc brought Germany some of its worst defeats. The sixth may bring final defeat. In the old days, spring, summer and fall were seasons of victory for Nazi arms. It was in spring that Hitler toppled Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, it was in summer that he defeated Prance, accepted Italy as an ally, herded the British out of Crete and invaded Russia. It was in fall that he trampled Poland, won some of his greatest Russian triumphs and began the bombing of Britain, But winter brought defeat, With winter came sub-zero Russian temperatures that froze a finger to n. gun barrel, with winter came white-clad Russian soldiers, seemingly innoculated against the cold. With winter came frigid blasts ripping through bomb-blasted Nazi homes. • Winter to the Germans meant Stalingrad. For Hitler, the war's winters have been getting progressively 1 worse. The first ones weren't so bad. In the winter of 1930-40, the Nazis had just polished off Poland. So they rested up and glared balefutly at Britain and France. In the winter of 1940-41, Germany paused to assimilate the loot of the lowlands and sent tlie Luftwaf- fe against Britain. But then the winters began to bite the Germans. The winter of 1941-42 was the first they spent on the frozen wastelands of Russia. In it the Soviets swung to the offensive for the first time and eliminated the threat to Moscow. The next winter, 1942-'43, was even worse. Then, the tide turned at Stalingrad and El Alemein. It was the winter in which the Allies loundAthc road back. In the; east, Germany lost 500,000 men'at Stal- .ingrad.„, 3Vi. Riissiaiis.;.:lift- •..J/ie Wehrmacht.^wlth, -a'yjcoia'fwea'thtr offensive that, in four months and 20 days,_ re-conquere'd over 185,000 square,miles and,inflicted over one million casualties! in the south, the British began a November drive at El Alemein which started Rommel on the road out of Africa. In the west, the bombing offensive hit a new high. But last winter was the worst of all. Last winter was the winter of Tehran, when the Germans lost all hope of splitting the Allies. Last winter was the winter of the great air raids, when Berlin became a torch to light Hitler's dark continent. Last winter was the winter when Hie Allies began to walk the Italian gangplank to Europe. Last winter was the first in which Hitler was minus the services of his ally, Mussolini. Seasons of Defeat As a matter of fact, the last two winters have been so successful for the Allies that spring, summer and fall have ceased to be seasons of victory for the Wehrmacht. Now all seasons arc seasons of defeat. It was in spring that the Allies won their final triumph in Tunisia. It was in summer that they In- vnded Sicily, Italy and France. And It was in fail that they Invaded Germany itself, from two directions. But this winter will be the worst of all for Hitler. The once proud German army has shrunk from eight to two million men. The German airforce from five thousand to 1500 planes. The German navy to almost nothing. Gone are the fertile stolen lands of Russia, France, Belgium, Holland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Greece, and Finland. This winter the Germans must live on the food they raise at home, themselves. They must find in their own backyard the ma'- icrials In patch bomb-torn homes. 3n previous winters they got what they needed from the land they'd over-run. Now all they get from those countries is black hate. The only consolation remaining to the Germans as they face their sixth winter of war is this: Niunbcr six Is the last ill the series. B-29s Reported In Observation Flight To Tokyo Japanese Air Force Apparently Did Not Challenge Superforts Hy United Pre^s Allied military observes Indicate that the Japanese air force may be in iis critical a condition as the enemy's soundly beaten Imperial Fleet, The basis for such speculation Is a Tokyo radio report announcing that American B-29 bombers have' made their third daylight reconnaissance flight over Tokyo mid Honshu island in less than a week.' The enemy radio says two of cur supeibomber shuttled over the heart of Japan's Industrial area for more than an hour, in observation- flights obviously foreshadow ing raids to come. But Tokyo doesn't explain how the 13-29s managed' to spend CO minutes unmolested over the potentially "hottest" targets in Japan. The Jap radio claims the Super forts "fled" to the south, after their prolonged reconnaissance flight. But, it's easily possible that tbe 00 minutes were more than enough time for speedy air giants Navy Enlists Eight Eight young men of this scclion were enlisted in the Navy during the past month through the Bly- thcvtlle Recruiting office. They were: Sam James Lockridgc and Chester Tunny Hargelt of Bly- thcville, Freddie Byrus Bannister of Osccola, Scott Estcl Brickey of Lcachville, Virgil Arthur Davis and J. R. James of Steele, Mo., Charles Frank Porter of Caruthersville, Mo., and Herman D. Pruitt of Cardwcll Mo. Exhausts Emergency fund LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 7. (UP) — The $100,000 governor's emergency fund lias been exhausted. The fund was exhausted when Governor Adkins transferred the remaining $700 to the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission Monday to pay the salary of a petroleum geologist-geophyeist. accomplish their mission. And enemy radio makes no claim that either of the two planes was ilamaged, a tact admission of apparently ineffective defense. Expect B-29s to Return In fact, Tokyo bluntly warns the Japanese to expect further the return of the mammoth planes, saying the next time it may mean a -aid. However,-the absence of strong •nemy air resistance might, on the other hand, mean only that Japan is saving Its dwindling pilots and planes for a bitter fight against B-29s, when they Jilt the-enemy homeland again. '• The',War Department is silent Sn-.V:;ic«_!itire-Jap story. Nor docs il confirm or deny a Tokyo • clalrri that Japanese airmen hit American cir bases in the Marianas. The un- varifled enemy report claims 20 Yank bombers were set afire on the ground. : Pacific Fleet headquarters provides one reason for Japan's de- t la ted air power over'the Philippines. Navy authorities say an unofficial count reveals more than 4200 Japanese planes have been shot down or destroj-etl on the ground In the past ten weeks. It's pointed out that, many of the enemy piajnes in this staggering total were rushed to the Philippines when the American invasion was launched on Leyte. Airmen from the American Third Fleet, report 'Manila harbor and five airports ringing the capital of the Philippines have been severely damaged by carrier-plane raids Sunday, in addition, eight '•. Jap ships were sunk or damaged and 191 Nip planes shot from the air or destroyed aground. Jap Ship Losses High Chungking reports fighters and bombers from the 14th Air Force sank 23 Japanese ships during October. It adds that the American airmen added a toll of 15 other enemy vessels probably sunk for an overall total of 74,000 tons of shipping during the month. On Leyte, two American forces are squeezing the Island's remaining Japanese garrison In a nutcracker offensive against the west coast port of Ormoi;. One American column is driving the last 12 miles on Ormoc from the south, while the American force north of the city is whittling down its 16-mile race for the port city. The official Netherlands news agency says the Japanese have turned two villages in Java and Sumatra. In to a shambles as the Nazis did at Lidice in Czechoslovakia. A dispatch from Ceylon says the enemy treated inhabitants of the little towns with savage cruelty, and that part.of the torture included burial alive. Escaped Prisoners Sought In This Area JONESBORO, Ark., Nov.. 7.—The search for four prisoners of war, who last week escaped from cam|>s at Turicli and Earle, continued Monday as agents of the FBI sought aid of county authorities and citizens of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. The men were believed to be hiding in Isolated sections In this area. The prisoner escaping at Earle is described as Peter Janker, about five feet, five inches tall, and weighs 134 pounds. The three ffom Turrell are Gehard Polcin, five feet, six inches tall, weight 140 pounds, brown eyes and hair, fair complexion and 21 years old; Freidrlch Tiermann, 20, about six feet tall, weight 163 pounds, and lias brown eyes and hair, and Heinz Zylla, 19, five feet, three inches tall, .weight 120 pounds and light hair with fair complexion. All wove reported to be wearing blue denim prisoner-of-war uniforms, although they may have removed the "P\V" marks from their clothing. The National Scene-^ The scene above is typical of thousands of communities throughout the nation. It shows Cleve- landers, in an ever-growing line, waiting outside a drug store after word got around Hint there were some cigarets for sale insid Henry Toliver Suffers Wound Suspect In Slaying Found With Throat Severely Slashed Henry Toliver, well-known Blytheville Negro,' slashed his throat this morning In what was believed to have been n suicide attempt. Deep jagged gashes were made by the straight razor in severing his neck from car to car but both the jugular vein and carotid arteries were missed, although the razor penetrated his wind pipe. Although critically slashed, physicians said this afternoon he had a chance to recover. The slashing took place about 11 o'clock at his home, 123 Miithls, where he was found, unconscious by the nurse who has been looking alter Toliver while his wife, a school teacher, was at work. v Toliver has been ill and despondent since his arrest in July on a charge of murder in connection witli the fatal shooting of Pearlce Murry, Negress, whose-bullet-riddled body was found July 20 in a ditch near Blytheville Cotton Oil Mill. Bound over to await action of Circuit Court in a preliminary hearing Aug. 20, lie would have faced trial at the November term of court but the case was continued until the April term because no jury trials were held. He was at liberty under $1500 bond. The slain woman operated Cottage Inn, a restaurant owned by Toliver, located across from Tillman's Hall in "Sawdust Bottoms" near his home. Friends of the Negro, who has a truck and dray business here, said today Toliver had been very despondent because of his "trouble" and that this had caused him to be ill. Missouri Airman Killed In Crash Lieutenant Greenway Of Steele Is Victim Of Training Mishap Second Lieut. Bryon R. Grccn- way of Steele, Mo., husband of the former Miss Jeanne McCutchcn, was killed in a plane crash yesterday near Rcdmon, Ore,, where he was stationed. Details of the accident have not been disclosed but it is known he was flying a P-03 as a pursuit flier training for action in Burma. Mrs. Greenway, who has been with Lieutenant Greenway since their marriage June 1 at. Steele, will accompany the body from Bend. Ore., where they lived. U is expected rlie will not arrive at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Miculchcn of Steele, before the end of the week. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Son of w. B. Greenway who now lives in Hot Springs, Lieutenant Greenway was reared at Steele where he attended school. He later attended Draughons Business Col- egc in Memphis prior to entering tlie Army Air forces in April, 1943. 'The 20-year-old officer received his wings and commission in April at Chandler, Ariz. ( He also is survived by two brothers, Stanley Greenway of Steele and Allen Greenway, of the Army now stationed in Texas. Weather ARKANSAS-cioudy this afternoon and tonight with showers in west and north central porlioas Wednesday. Partly cloudy In cast and central portions tonight and Wednesday. Minimum temperature here )ast "Wit was 45 degrees and maximum temperature yesterday was 69 de- fr i ';\ nccoraill g '« Hie official weather obsciver. Arkansas Briefs IJTTI.K HOOK—The Cotton 1'lanl l!us Company has filed arfidrs of liit'0r|ior.tll»n -with Secretary of Stulc 0. G. Hall. Tlie bus line plans to njirnitc be- liiTcn Gregory in Woodruff Cuiiuly anil Hunter In Cotton I'lant. It. It. WilkiTMMi is 1 listed iis president. STU'ITGAKT—Ndnily per -cent nf Iht: Arkansas raunty rltr. crop has liccn Iiai-vcslwl. Hlce production set u new yield rcctml for several varieties—ami a sizeable crop of later varieties of rice Is e.xpec.ted to swell (he total production. .. HTTI.K HOCK— Cnrilain James A. Itaslcy of Cedar itaplds, Iowa. has liocn named Camp Robinson Special ^Service Officer liy Camp Commander Colonel (Jrul'cr C. Graham. Captain Itaslcy ..was a former Instructor in the branch Immaterial ^replacement . (ruining center at the camp. He succeeds Cajitnln John, McGImiis or South lleml; Ind'' i, .. rAYETTKVILLE — Forty-five- yi!:ir-nlil .1. A. Mosley of nr;tr Faycllcville was uurncrt Io death Monday morning u-hen Ills utolli- ing ignited from n small fire In tlie hack yard of his home. Mosley ivas attempting lofheat water over the open fire. HOT Sl'UINGS ,-- ArkaiL^ii Slate Police have arrcsled crjlil men on eliarges of npcraiinf » gambling house in Hot Springs. )Thc men were arrested during u raid Monday on two alleged Hot Springs horse racing haiicl- books. Two Dead, One Missing After Engine. Explodes LAGRANGE, Ga., Nov. 7 (UP)— Two persons arc dead and a third is mlssinij rus a result of tlie explosion of an A. B. and C., freight engine at Abbotsforri, Ga. The es- plosion occurred yesterday. Only one of the dead has been Identified. He is Mack Lewis, the cneincer, of Manchester, Ga. The Negro fireman was killed and the brakeman, also a Negro, Is missing. Railway officials say lhat the engine which exploded was pulling an' extra freight train from Tnladega, Ala., to Abbotsvllle. They say, however, that they have not been able to determine the cause of the explosion. Foscist Spokesman Reported Executed ROME, Nov. 7 (U.P.)—Under- ground sources say that the Germans have executed one of the foremost spokesmen of the Fascist, regime. 'Hie reports say that Giovanni I Ansaldo, former editor of Count Cinno's newspaper II Tclcgrafo of Leghorn, was put to death on charges of spreading anti-German propaganda while in a concentration camp. Anraldo is said to have joined the Italian srmy after Mussolini was overthrown. He reportedly was feiil to Croatia, where he was seized by the Nazis at t| lc time of the Italian armistice and deported to Germany. Sanders Rites At New Liberty Illness Proves Fatal To County Resident; Services Tomorrow Mack Sanders, fanner near No-.v Liberty, died last night al Walls Hospital. ]i c w as 27. Ill several weeks of an lulcslln- iit ailment, complications developed and he was removed to Die hospital a short time prior to his death. Fmieml services will bo held tomorrow afternoon, 2 oclock, at New Liberty Baptist Church with burial at Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Born in Blythcville he liad spent his life here. His farrti Is in the Three States section. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Paulino Sanders; a son,, Wayne Sanders; ills parents, Mr. and Mrs. •I. W. Sanders also 'of',H.lyllievllle, 1 two. brothers, Raymond giuKlcriToI iiiirrisbm-gV Arkl, and' .Soh'n R ffari.' ders of BJylhevllJo, niid n sister, Mrs. 'Anna Mne Wllllahis of Yarbro. •Holt Funeral Home is In'clmrye. 7 Fliers Killed In Plane Wreck Victims Identified After Plane Crashes North Of Shreveport SHREVBPORT, La., NOV. 7 <u.p.> —Names of seven Bark.idnlc Field airmen who were killed In (he crasli of their plane Monday 20 miles north 6t Sljrcvejwrt, -were released today by the Public Ucln- llons Office. Tlic dead were: First Lieut. Ralph W. Walker, 22 year old, Instructor-pilot, f.on of Mrs. Eunice Walker, of Alva, Okla. Walker had just returned from overseas combat duty. Second Lieut. James S. Drew, 26, pilot, husband of Mrs. Dolores N. Drew of Shreveport, nnd son of James W. Drew of Osage, Iowa. Second Ltcut. Salvatorc Joseph Diana, 20, co-pllot, son of Mrs. Kosa. Diana, Mlddlcton, N. J. Second Lieut. Dlllie M. Stoncklng, 19, son of James P. Sloncklng, Oalesburg, Til. Staff Scrgt. Ronald L, WcJIer, 20, engineer-gunner, brother of Mrs. Tliclmn A. Hulvert of Pair- port, New York. Corp. Theodore L. Graham. 24, uuniicr, husband of Mr;,. Virginia R. Graham of Youngstown, Ohio, and son of Mrs. Louise M. Graham, North Jackson, Ohio. Corp. Paul R. Dronski, 19, radlo- eunner, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Dron.'.kf, Smlthtoti, P;t. Witnesses to the crash said the Plane exploded in midair at about 2000 feet altitude. Only part of he tail section burned following the crash. Germans Expend 46,000 Men In Holland Action Defense Is Costly; New Allied Landing On Dutch Island My lliilteil 1'rtss The Germans pnld a heavy pi-tee foe their stubborn defense of southwest Holland. Olllclals estimate Dial the buttle cost them 40,000 casualties. Meanwhile, the Nazis say the Allies have landed on slid Knottier islrimi in tin, Scheldc estuary. 'i'lie ONIi news agency Bays the Allies hnvi) landed In Schomvcn, mi H3-s<|uaro-mlli! Island above Ileve- laud and Walchcien oil wi'slern Hollaiitl. Allied ofllelnls hnvcn't yet revealed this. Dut they disclose tlinl British Commiindos have captured I lie last two , reumlulng Gcrnuin strongholds • on"Wiilclicre.n, Mlddle- biu-j/, and Vcci'c. Other Hritlsh troops liuve liquidated one of the lust two ramilnlng German pockets south of Ilia Holland Deep by capturing Wll- lemslmll. , ll.itlie Almust Meanwhile, Aniwlcan troops linve driven Into Moerdljk, tlie only re mulnlng enemy pocket south of tin Deep, Thus tho buttle of southwest Holland Is virtually ended. Would Abandon Line WASHINGTON. Nov. 7 (UP) — Tile Texas and Pacific Railway Company today nskcd the Interstate Commerce Commission for permission to abandon and dismantle an 11-mile line from Gordon Spur to Sain.t Landry Parish, to Simmesport, In Avoycltes I'arlsfi, in Louisiana. The company said the line Is being operated at a loss and that there was no prospect for an in- ci'cnsc In revenue. Close In New Ashiord NEW ASHPORD, Mass., Nov. 7. (UP)—New Ashford, which in former elections was tlie first town In the nation to report its returns, today gave: Roosevelt, 21, Ucwey 23. fn 1940 the town E«VO Roosevelt 13, Wlllklc 33. ' Test Pilot Is Killed When Trainer Crashes CAMDEN, Ark., Nov. 7. (UP»—An Army Air Forces test pilot was killed Monday when a I3T-15 trainer plane fell at Camdcn's Hnrrell Field during a scries of test flights. The pilot, Second Lieut. Harold E. Seiscr of Webster City, Iowa, was kilted Instantly when the training plane crashed soon after the takeoff. The plane .stalled white climbing and nose dived to the ground. Father Of Britain's Queen Dies At Angus, Scotland ANGUS, Scotland, Nov. 7 (UP) — The Karl of Strathmoro, father of Brilalns Queen Elizabeth, Is dead at the age of S9. The Earl died al ills castle e.-irly today. Stralhmorc liad been ill for about a month and his condition became serious last week end. The. court was due to KO out' of mourning this Thursday, following the death of a Rreat aunl of King George on Oct, 20, To the Bouthcasl, American and Icrmim troops lire nlUBKlnii It out In tho streets of Vossenack. only 2B •lilies southwest of Coloupo. A slmrp 3ci-mnn counler-altiick drove the First Army out of tho Nazi town yesterday, Cut the Amcrlcntis quickly milled nnd fought their way back In and the battle luu'bec'iVrailing nil :lny. A lute report nays each side holds part of the town. Vossennck controls Die rond Iciirt- ng to Kommerscheldt,' two • miles n the scmthcasl. And Its'[nil to the Germans would cut oil nil American troops In that town. One mile southeast of ' •Koinmc'rscheldt/' iihd' two miles west of Schmidt, American troops have liladc what hcadciunr- Lers calls "small gains," Fit-liter bombers are helping the push toward Schmidt and are attacking enemy communications behind tho Hues In the Rhlncland. To tho south, the American Seventh Army )ms made new gains In the region of the French-Italian border. A London broadcast says the Americans now hold high grouiid on the approaches to northern Italy. Ilurd Itond Ahead Back In Washington, meanwhile, Allied observers say the supreme command In western Euroixj has virtually abandoned all hope of n iswli', Industrial (enters Hy Unite.! I'H-SS Somu of the heaviest voting in history already hits mnrkocl odny'H o edion, dc.spilc the absence of millions'of men in (lie (irintii! foi-cCH, ' f rf,,,tWp'» l i» rU 8l T vol( iV llvc CIOW1|1 »B the Polls in hi" liistniil con(cr» its (ho nation miikca an historical 'choice between I'Tunklln D. Hoosovelt mill Thomas E. Dewoy \\nr workers nwliod to c«sl IHcir | m l| 0 ts as soon'aa vot-' IHK ll'ucca[ opened nl. 0 o'clock this morning in New York GhicLKO Detro I, Philmlolnhia Baltimore in,, ri ii °,' 1 ' ' hllil1do| l )ll) ». Baltimore, Nashville, iiuun - lon, Dallas and other large cillca. Since the weather wan c"iS f CO "" Ll ' y ' " 8ll ? lw n>ri11 ***<**> *™ Comiileto returns from two small* _. PU'olncts iilrcjidy nro lit, in Hio' rural Nutbush precinct' ol Viinco 700 Vntoc Cnct County, N, 0., tho 21 registered vot- ' 7U V OlGS \_QST SCai5f lr H^^7»3 ta a : In Blytheville '' Washington, llic first mn......i — - ' otts (own Ma.s.saehns- r> r ' -i ^/\ r\ i i ,'oj;eiwt complclo re- DBTOre I!30 P. M. turns, gavt Roosevelt eight' and Howey 20. In 1010, Ihe town uavo fioo.sovelt 10 and willkla 32. Here are other early but Incom- At Mnslipcc, 'Muss., the first block of votes counted (javo Deway "1 anil Roosevelt 44. And at 1'nilt olty. Kan., traditionally a Kepullcari stronghold, the Ilrst 50 vole* tinmucd gave Devvey 27 and Roosevelt ail. And hero Is the general picture of voting In the nation's major cities. . • llcayy IMroll V<ilc : Boston re|iorl.s the total' vote Is running ahead of 1840 throughout New England, particularly In |n- du.slrlnl arciis. .Detroit officials es- l.'nmle . that. city will noil • 700,000 votes compared to less limn omooo four yoiirs' .' -V III I'hllailolphla, watchers report very heavy voting |ti both industrial anil rcaldo'ntlii! "ficcllons. Ncar- •by.Chester Is plIlng'iipHhfl heaviest veto of.KB history, aiiii HIltsburRli totals, are,running- ahead a f,|(j,io; In Now. (York's' populous borough of Brooklyn, half, of the more than one million .registered voters Had cast their-ballots-uy noon, New YprkerK In t'cneral arc RO- Inu Io the polls, In, large niiiiibcr.s, and officials predict most of the six million eligible voters In the state will have tiirncd out before Hie 0 o'clock deadline tonight, In one Albany, ward, nearly half the voters had cast their ballots before noon. • ;• '..'.' Haiufaji In West ' ! ' In the west, exceptionally lhavy voting Is reported from Colorado viuwl™ > "t"^ " "" " "™" ' " IKl Ulfttl 'l^l'Uc scattered rains. knockout of Germany. They're said Karons City is having It, bk'Rcst to be reconciled to the long and ' rush to the polls in many years costly process of attrltlonnl warfare; - Anil" several Twins cities Includlnii Observers acknowlcdgp that the \ Fort Worth, Sun Antonio, Dallas Germans have made the most of Houston, Lon BV lcw and Wichita her remaining potentialities after i Fn»s, nre cxncclcd to eel newvot- tlielr disastrous dofcnl !;i (Vonnnricly Jng• rccoi'dJi. nnd lirittany. To this extent, , the experts say, the situation represents reversal In Allied fortunes com- '.icc! with the promising mld-uiin- nirr outlook. fn Italy, activity has Increased all along the front. Pollsn troops hove made the most significant gain, occupying several villages nnrt hills eight miles southwest of Imola on the BoJogua-to-nimtji! 'ifghwny. The Poles are headed for Imola, an Important Junction point on the highway 10 miles cast of Dologno. Froin Rome comes nn announcement that effective German shipping in the Aegean Sea has been liquidated. British imval officials say only a few stray German vessels still are hiding out In Isolated harbors. And the London radio EB"S 100,000 tons of Nazi shipping has been sunk In the Aegean during the Allied campaign to drive the Germans from the Greek Islands and Greece. Joan Gives Joan Hylandcr, of Brooklyn, is only six, bul when she heard.of-, i the plight of poverty-stricken • civilians in Italy, she wanted'to j jdp something about it. So she. [did—she's pictured above with! I some ot her warm winter] | clothes that she contributed tol i. .American-H*Haf fw n.l-. .J Oklahoma war workers voted early, and In mU!-iuornlng the vole «ns running ahead of in-(0. Indiana reports an unprecedented vole from rural areas but light voting In Industrial sections. In San Francisco, some 40,000, or 10 per cent of the registered voters, cast their ballots during the first hour. And in Oregon, observers believe llie vote will exceed I'hnt of the last •• election despite 10,000 fewer registrations. Vollng also Wils reported heavy in Maryland, Norlh Carolina, Geor- pla and other Southern states. •lines of voters awaited opening of the polls In Atlanta, . Nashville, nirmlneham an ( ] New Orleans. President Casts Ballot As for Ihe election day principal.*, Prnntclin D. Roosevelt, voted for Franklin D. Roosevelt for pres Dlytli<nille voters, like the reht of Ilic imllon, were showing their interest In today's election by cast- Ing their votes early. 'lliete had been 700 voles cast in Bljthevlllo up to 1;30 p in, and volcis foimcd a, line at the city Hall tp [tins street, indicating an ijiili.'iiin! vote; City Hall's box had totaled 380; « lotnl of 302 hnd voted at Hay- nioiitl Smith's Store box nnd 108 lit Frozen Poods Gr'oceryl In ( addition to" voting for a presidential candidate, votes' »ere bclnj cast for state. Bounty and town- i-hlp officers/ for 'Hie three-mill load tax (ind for ccitnln Initiated hcil.s mid amendments. Nazis Admit Soviet Gains: At Budapest LONDON,'Nov.'7 (Uft-Tlio Germans hdrhlt the Red Army has scored new gains In tlie ctirvc on Budapest, Hartlo Dtsilhi says HUsslan--forces have.probed the-entire Tisra rivet line, an ( i succeeded In establishing two new bridgeheads across Ihe stream The broadcast sajs Njul Hoops are counter-attacking against the new Soviet positions However, at the same time, the. Gentians claim that the Russian frontnl assault on Budapest was halted bji Nazi drives at the rear of the Soviet lines, south of- the Dug river.. , •. .: . ;. .:;. '"•;. Earlier .Nazi, broadcasts described the nusslari frontal assault on'the capital jus; the final push to •co]j- luro the city, 'fhc .Germans say Ihe Soviet onslaught is being led • by masses of motorized units; Indicating that the fate of : the : city hangs on, 1 the outcome:of a''grea.t .taiik-ballje now^rnglng." ' ... ",'Berlin says the nil-out attack on Budapest is coupled '.with a 'SoVlct drive to outflank: the cnpltal 'from the rear. The Nazis say trie Russians made-two attempts,to' enter (he Hungarian capital from the rear by forging'the Danube.:" : . The enemy reports. on the progress of the great battle for Budapest are unconfirmed by Moscow. The latest .news, on the developments Inside, tile beseiged .city is rc|H>rteri by .the Paris, radio.,Tlie broadcast'says the Hungarian government already has fled the city. However,'the report "Is unsupport- c,i In olhcr Allied quarters. lire American radio station In Europe, cinotes radio Ankara as Idcnt today for the fourth time, saying that the population of Bud'""• """ ' ~— KJ - ••-'- •" "- apest has been forced to build del fenses against .the advancing Red Army. / Blimp Crashes At Sea; 'Ihc President cast his vote In the old Hyde Pmk town hall where he made his first poilllcal speech In 1910. As his occupation, he again listed himself as a tree grower. With the President were Ills wife, _ •. ~. ---- -— -— --- ' Ms daughter. Mrs. John Boelttger 'WO Lott, fight Survive and fkc-ycar-oirt Johnny Boeltlg- ' ' cr. One of the ladles at the polls offered the Presld rty, and lie BOSTON, Nov. 7 (UP)— The Navy announces filial two men have been «nes ai me polls 01- ia wo men ave een dent a piece of can- I lost nnd el *ht rescued after a blimp I5nppe«red Into the from tho South' Weymouth" Air Base , ,.,,,^...^. .,„„ lllu voting booth munching the chocolate. Alter voting, the President waited In the car while Mrs. Roosevelt crashed In the Atlantic ocean 12 miles cast'of Cape Cod. ' A Navy rescue vessel picked up eight survivors and the body of one cast her ballot, and explained the : victim following .the accident which voting process to llltle Johnny, occurred during bad weather >es- •Howcvcr, Johnny seemed to con-,terday. sidcr voting a pretty dull affair. | Tlie President will receive voting returns tonight In his Hyde Park library. Dcwcy in New York City Thom,s Hitler Will Speak NEW YORK, Nov.' 7. (UP) —A Some 100 persons waiting in line- gavc Dcvvey n round of applause ami urged him and .Mrs. Dswey to head tho line. The GOP candl- date then left for his suite at the Roosevelt H6tel where he will re- celvc cleclion returns. . Governor Bricker, the OOP vice presidential nominee, <va.s the first of the election , day principles to vote. Ho was the niih voter to r*. , I ma ™ ma "y Precautions L -., u jceiye A ballot in his-- Columbus, Ohio precinct, Mrs Bricker pfi- j ceded him Int6 the voting , booth : Senator Truman, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, and . Mrs. Truman plan Io drive to their ' hometown. Independence, Mo, from J Kansk' dlty to cast tte

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