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Weather 'And Tide Generally fair this aftentooa. tonlrht 4 Satardar, lirbtly clooler. Satardar Tide: Mich la lt:I A. M.,.lt:3l f. M.j Law tide 9:4t A. M, F. M k34th TEAR; NO. 35. mm This department speaking for all Broward County salutes Ernest wCarson of the U. S. Weather Bur- eau in Miami for his top per formance in keeping us advised as to the path of the storm . . . Carson's up-to-the-minute radio Wthis vicinity orfs?jZ Is all prepared for the President's 50 -mile tour of Manhattan tomorrow . . . Mr. Roosevelt has thrown all caution to the winds in se- lecting Ebbetjr Field for the day's Qwind-up . . . That's the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers check back and find out where they wound-up in the National League race. GOP National Chairman Brow- Onell charged today that "the New Deal panic is on." . . . New Dealer Charles Edison of New Jersey, ex-governor, gives his state to the Republicans on Nov. 7 . . . David Lawrence, Democratic State Chairman from Pa., sounded the Ocall to FDR today to save the Quakers from the GOPers via a fireside chat ... He predicts no talkie no votles for a Fourth Term . . . Political speakers of both major parties suffered south 0 Florida votes due to radio interference this week . . . Key Westers wonder if the storm took political sides when it tore up Roosevelt Eoulevard . . . Coming events cast their . . . ? The Presidential campaign ap- pcweffvto nave reacnea tne iree torZ taS f o'daytWitiiGov. Dewey released the news he had prepared a new attack on the New Deal entitled President Roosevelt's "One Man Government." q. ".. . WIOD will carry the Dewey wspeech at 9 P. M. . . . Northern visitors caught on quickly . . . They, too, swelled the coffers of liquor dealers by their purchases of liquid courage . . . Sen. Pepper of Gandy Bridge fame see Pass Orn Review. Paee 41 denounces the Republican Party of promulgating the largest group of falsehoods fiver attempted in politics . . . The Senator speaks as though he is worried! Airport Leased By Holly wood HOLLYWOOD MacArthur Field, the City's municipal airport, was leased by the City Commission Thursday night for a period grfrf six months from Nov. 1 to Joe Ttlarrs of Miami, who operates his own airplane sales company. Marrs' bid of $226 per month was the highest of the seven sealed bids. Several weeks ago, when Norvin Mlolzmark notified the Commission he wished to terminate his connection with the airport Nov. 1, the expiration date of the present lease, it was decided to ask for sealed bids and to accept the richest at this week's meeting. Marrs, who was present, said he ' expected to make improvements to the runways as well as other parts of the field. Although he wished to lease the location pri- rtnarily to conduct his airplane sales company, he added, he also Intended to operate the airport on the same basis it is at present as stipulated in the lease. The six-month lease carries an option to jenew for an additional six-month '"period. ' OPA Holda Interviews While 3Ioving Offices ijrom Legion Building Office of Price Administration area rent authorities will move to new offices at 315 SW First Ave. next week, J. N. Johnson, OPA rent control representative, de-Oared today. Moving has been delayed, he said, by a lack of furniture and supplies. Wo orders will be issued until the staff is transferred to new locations. ' Q"We are Interviewing landlords oy the score and some tenants," said Johnson, who Is temporarily located in the American Legion Home, 605 SE First St. BULGARIAN AR3USTICE CONDON. Ankara radio broadcast reports today from Sofia that Bulgaria had signed an armistice with the United States, Russia and Great Britain. Jnl 1 0A. i aCincA. oljypsi. i ! .Fo Fl'IX KEA Reds Poise New Threat At Frontier j 1 I t,omnN UP) Berlin annnnni. 1 I moved up to another section of the East Prussian frontier 20 I miles south of fallen Edytkau, j massing vast tank forces in the ! Rominter Heide, a favorite deer forest of the late Kaiser Wil-hclm II. Enemy broadcasts also said the Germans had evacuated Hungary's sprawling third city of Debrecen. 1122,517 population, 116 miles east of Budapest. The Russians at midnight announced 11,000 prisoners were taken south of the old walled town which has become the junction of several railroads. A great tank battle had been raging there for two weeks and the Germans said 418 Russian tanks were destroyed in the fray. Moscow said the Germans lost 1,528 tanks. Possibly a decisive battle was shaping up along the north, east and south frontiers of East Prussia. Berlin frankly asserted that "the twin battle for East Prussia is nearing a climax." Moscow said nothing of the four-day offensive - but allowed AP .correspondent" to Jradio that! tne Russians entered Reich ter- I ritory." Three enormous Russian Army groups are drawn up along the borders of the province where the Junkers generals maintain vast estates. Berlin insisted that another group was striking toward Danzig on the Baltic from the Narew River above Warsaw in a supreme bid to cut off the entire province I 14-000 s(Juare miIes I Thc Rominter Heide is a pre serve of 81 square miles near the Rorainte River, northeast of the Prussian town of Goldap. Dispatches telephoned from Moscow reported chaotic conditions in Belgrade and Budapest, where German positions were declared deteriorating by the hour. OPA And Weather Share Farmers' Ire Wednesday's hurricane gales, combined with low price ceilings established by the OPA, will drastically curtail the winter vegetable growing season here, according to a survey today by Dave Turner, manager of the Hector Supply Co., a local seed concern. Seventy-five percent of the seed beds and field planting was destroyed by the storm's torrential rains. County Agent Lawton declared today. Replanting will be delayed six weeks. "Farmers are reluctant to replant in many cases," said Turner, who visited farmers in the county Thursday. "They blame OPA conditions and weather hazards yet to be faced in production of crops." Citrus growers suffered no losses from the hurricane winds that threatened the county, grow ers reported. Flamingo Groves, filled with more water than nec- essary, had "no drops" of fruit occur to damage crops. uuL(i l i lyj jw Flying L's Open Home Grid Season Against Belle Glade Team Tonight Tonight at 8 o'clock the Central High School Flying L's clash with Belle Glade football team at Stranahan Field in the first home game of the season. For a time yesterday, fears were held that the game might have to be played in the afternoon or even postponed because of damage done the field floodlighting equipment by high winds. A. . Musselman, Chairman of the School Board, called on Capt. L. E. French at the Naval Air Station after all attempts to employ a local electrician to repair the damage failed. French, as he has often done in the past, came to the rescue and detailed Ted Wrye, a civilian employe at NAS and a former Florida Power and Light electrician, to. help out. RT LAUDERDALE EEBY1CE AND TELEFHOTO FORT 1 Sr .1 . k Jrm . X!. 4.x. ' . if' f'- . - KSlliSliili t"' '"' " " 1 "' ' "II HI . . ; THE MAX WHO CAME BACK After leaving doomed Cor-regidor in 1942. against his will, but in obedience to orders, Gen. Douglas MacArthur declared, upon his safe arrival in Australia: "I came through, and I shall return." He has now kept that promise. MacArthur Calls Filipinos To Rally To Invasion Force IBy Tha ASSOCIATED PRESS! "I have returned," Gen. Douglas MacArthur told the Filipino people in a broadcast today calling upon them to "rise and strike" the Japanese. Here is the text of his broadcast over the "Voice of Freedom" radio, as reported by the Office of War Information: "This is the Voice of Freedom, General MacArthur speaking: "People of the Philippines: I have returned. By the Grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil soil con secratea in the blood of our two ; peoples. We have come, dedicated! and committed, to the task of destroying every vestige of enemy J control over your daily lives, and of restoring, upon a foundation of indestructible strength, the liberties of your people. Government Established "At my side is your President, Sergio Osmena, worthy successor of that great patriot, Manuel Quezon, with members of his cabinet. The seat of your government is now therefore firmly re-established on Philippine soil. "The hour of your redemption is here. ... "Rally to me. Let the indomitable spirit of Bataan and Cor-regidor lead on." NAZIS FLEE LEMXOS CAIRO. VP) The Germans are evacuating the island of Lemnos ; in the northern Aegean only 50 miles from the mouth of theTJar- danelles, it was reported reliably 1 today. Oliver Baird, school electrician, said that although all the lights will not be in operation tonight, enough illumination will be provided for the game. O. K. Phillips, High School Principal, asked students to occupy the bleachers set up oh the south side of the field. The band stand has been moved to the south edge of the gridiron, east of the midfield marker and is open to the public. No automobiles will be allowed to drive on the field this season, Phillips said. The score board has been repaired and will be in operation. Phillips said $hat he will man the public address system and call the plays. For the Flying L lineup, see page 9.1 AND EVENING LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY. OCTOBER IE- r I i L 2 iHogan Promoted HY'l A 1 AS WlISOll Aide G. B. Hogan, former manager of the Pcmpano State Farmers' Mar ket, was promoted to district director of State Markets, William I. Wilson, Director of State Farmers' Markets, announced today. Hogan, who was Pompano manager for two and a half years, will cover the southeastern area of Florida, working with managers in Ft. Pierce, Florida City and Pompano. "The phenomenal growth of State Farmers' Market operations makes it necessary that I have a competent assistant to work m the field with managers of our State Markets, especially on the East Coast," Wilson said. "Hogan is thoroughly familiar with marketing problems and has made an outstanding success of the Pompano Market which disposed of more than $8,750,000 worth of farm products last season." n 7 "-i : IBiPiKl BROWARD COUNTY ELECTION POLL RESULTS TO DATE For President at the United State: F. D. ROOSEVELT tDem. ...... 41 THOS. E. DEWEY Rep. ."59 Party Affiliation: DEMOCRATS ....79 For V. S. Senator: CLAUDE PEPPER Dem. 39 MILES H. DRAPER IRep. ...... 61 For Contreifmaa, 6th Slit.: ; D WIGHT L. ROGERS Dem.... .58 E. W. GREB IRep.l ,,..42 For CoTernor: MILLARD CALDWELL De'm.1. .80 BERT L. ACKER Rep... ....20 DA SENTINEL Celt FOB Storm Hits Fruit Belt Hard Blow JACKSONVILLE. C3P) Florida today reckoned its citrus crop losses in the millions from a tropical hurricane which cut a wide path of damage through the state. The swiftly -moving storm swirled into the Atlantic Ocean near Jacksonville late yesterday and headed for the Carolina and Virginia Capes. Damage to property also was estimated in the millions but generally was below what most Floridians bad expected when they learned the big blow was on the way. As citrus growers took stock of their losses. Florida Congressmen moved quickly to help solve the problems created by the damage, unofficially estimated at $20,000,-000. Beach Homes Ruined Comparatively small damage was recorded in this city, which had its hardest blow in history, but at Fernandina Beach, 25 miles north of Jacksonville, nearly 50 beach houses were demolished by winds and high tides. In the thickly-populated Sarasota - Tampa - St. Petersburg area, where the . storm moved inland, early yesterday, beach . , resident were evacuated in amp le7 time. Two deaths at Miami and one at Jacksonville were attributed to the hurricane and at Key West six naval vessels were driven aground. The wind velocity in some sections exceeded 100 miles per hour in guests and winds of 60 to 70 miles attended the storm's passage over the Jacksonville section. Surgidero de Batabano, south Cuban coastal port built on lowlands, was destroyed and Its fishing fleet of more than 20 schooners driven inland. There were an estimated 21 dead. General manager C. C. Commander of the Florida citrus exchange said an estimate of $20,-000,000 was not too high for the state's citrus crop. The grapefruit loss was figured at 25 to 50 percent and the oranee loss at 0 to 25 percent. River Residents Credit Power Co. Residents along the banks of New River report that the river water salt content has diminished. Hyacinths and other tropical plants which die on contact with salt water, are now floating down the river again. Credit for saving the foliage .along the river banks is due the Florida Power & Light Co., which has cooperated with the New River Valley Association by opening the water gates at the light plant, allowing fresh water from the Everglades Drainage District to enter New River. .The increased flow of fresh water will help prevent salting of wells along the fiver, Wen Milli-gan. Association head, said today. Insect Swarm Descends On Business District; Covers Streets, Sidewalks Like" a plague of Egyptian locusts, swarms of tear-shaped insects, -described by amateur entomologists variously as water bugs and electric light beetles, descended on the City last night in clouds. In front of the Florida Theater, a crawling, speckled mass of squashed insects writhed on .the sidewalk in the glare of neon signs while theater-goers detoured along the center line of Las Olas Blvd. SE First Ave from the Blount Bldg. to Condon's Shoe Shop, was buried In bug corpses and small baby beetles which spun on their backs when prodded. TEDDER IN PALM BEACH Circuit Judge Tedder went to West Palm Beach today as substitute for Judge White in the Circuit Court. The latter is absent on vacation: Judge Tedder will return to his office in the Court House here Saturday. LY HEHBEB TOE ASSOCIATED 20. 1944 rrTsnnn y y N i : 5 M:- 'CSS; 6K - LU-v:.::,-.''r.-;.-a-: l-V"A.':-..it r .... a .. it : 'v'-i i jr.';.'-;.'' x?r.- .i - 1 O t lilX li f 1 -V a gfc' -x-x-: - C: 'I- H a- - xl r jf ...f..fe. " . . 1 , ., - GENERAL MACARTHUR landed powerful invasion forces today in the heart of the Philippines, splitting in half Japan's defenses in that archipelago. The ground forces put ashore in Leyte Gulf from a hugh convoy under terrific naval and air bombardment and established three beachheads. Americans Capture Aachen After 7 -Day Street Battle LONDON. VP) Ruined Aachen, a sprawling city of death and destruction, fell today to Lt. Gen. Courtney H. Hodges' U. S. First Army on the Seventh day of street fighting. Tonight the victorious Yanks started mopping up the last remnants of the Nazi garrison, trapped on the outskirts. The capture of the first major German city, a gateway to the Kunr, was completed at sviv? P. M., 10:30 A. M. Eastern War Timel official announcements from the field said. The city is 340 miles from Berlin and 40 miles from Cologne on the Rhine. It had a peacetime population of 165,000. The doughboys had been attacking since Sept. 15, and for a week they had engaged in street by street fighting with bazookas, bayonets and self-propelled guns. Aachen was left a mass of wreckage by fanatical German resistance. Canadian infantry and armor struck out in a new offensive through the mud and marshland north of Antwerp to bolster the Allied powerhouse salient being built up in Holland against Adolf Hitler's northern defenses. At the same time French Infantry fighting along the ridges of the Vosges at the southern end of the Allied line outflanked the village of Ventron at the entrance to the 15-mile-long Bus-sang Pass which opens out on the Rhine floor only seven miles from Mulhouse. McEachern Ready For Bond Drive With State Organization Of 75,000 W. W. McEachern, President of the First National Bank and Chairman of .the Florida War Finance Committee, has . set up. his state-wide organization of 75,000 workers in preparation for the Sixth War Loan Drive, which opens Nov. 20. McEachern keeps in close touch with the five key men in the Jacksonville FWFC headquarters by a direct. wire Installed by the Treasury Department at his desfe in the bank.' Every possible method of contacting potential bond buyers has been considered carefully by McEachern and his 34 sub-committee heads. Persons have been delegated to contact businessmen, farmers, fraternal and civic clubs. NEWS nisi n n Hn MiBBim Scale of Mile tie. I L. .: ... ' -fci - .. " : - rit X "4- n J J - x: a 'x? L? m Hurricane Heads Into Carolinas 1 j CHARLESTON, S. C CD The interior of the Carolinas today ; felt the lash of the tropical storm which swept inland last night and headed slowly northward with decreasing intensity after causing the deaths of possibly 37 persons and doing heavy property damage in Cuba and Florida. The Washington Weather Bureau announced in an advisory that all danger of hurricane winds along the coast had passed. It said, however, that strong c 1-shore winds would continue il day from Wilmington, N. C, northward to Long Island, , and that tides would be above norrr 1 but not dangerous. High winds and drenching rains accompanied the storm in its pt ii through the Carolinas. Greenville had-a maximum velocity of 65 miles an hour early today wh .e Charlotte, N. C, recorded 55 mifcs. religious groups and public ec ployes. Press, radio, theate ', schools, bankers and Post Offic5 will receive bond information. Every county in the State has '. local manager whose job it is -coordinate the multitude of volu -teer workers in his community. ' Of the 75,000 workers, only receive compensation, McEachei revealed. Of the 19, 14 are offi-assistants, five are executives. McEachern is paid $1 a year fox his services. During; World War I, McEachern pointed out, the cost of selling $1,000 worth of bonds was $3. Florida, in the Fifth War Bond Drive in World War n brought this figure to the all-time low of only 23 cents per $1,000. Other states spent as much, as 72 cents r 1 Inside The Netr$ rata !'( Bulletins, rata t Larai. Pace 4 FrttralU: War Ta dar. Pace 5 Society. Faca l.orat. I'are 7 Loral. Pat a t Sportai Theater. Fate 10 Comlrtf Stork. Fate 11 tlaanifted. PRICE: FIVE CENTS EMI IV J Yanks Hold Leyte Gulf Beachheads GENERAL MacARTHUR's HEADQUARTERS, PHILIPPINES UP) Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed powerful invasion forces today in the heart of the Philippines, splitting in half Japan's defenses in that archipelago and fulfilling a vow made more than two years ago that "I shall return." The ground forces, put ashore in Leyte Gulf from a huge convoy under a terrific naval and air bombardment, quickly seized three strong beachheads along 11 miles of Leyte Island's east coast. Going ashore with MacArthur were every able-bodied survivor of Corregidor and Sergio Osmena, successor to the late Manuel Quezon as President of the Philippine Commonwealth. While men and supplies poured in to meet an estimated 225.000 Japanese in the Philippines under Field Marshal Juichi Terauchi, President Roosevelt messaged from Washington: FDR Message "The whole American nation today exults at the news that the gallant men under your command have landed on Philippine sop." The Lfiytp landings ,nii,!.l invaders witiiliJ'viS milas of Iai;Jt to the northwest and marked aa -advance of 600 mil's north from MacArthur's base at Morotai. Front line dispatches said the Leyte landings were preceded three days ago by landings on small islands guarding the entrance to Leyte Gulf and mine-sweeping operations of the Gulf to make it safe for the passage of convoys. MacArthur said the invaders Comprised Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger's Sixth U. S. Army and units from the Central Pacific. Without further identification, frontline dispatches of Associated Press correspondents specified these participants: The First Cavalry Division; the Seventh Division; the 96th Division. The enemy, expecting landings to the south at Mindanao were so completely surprised that beachheads in the Tacloban area "were secured with small casualties," stated today's special communique issued from the field of operations. Jap Report The Japanese military, previously disclosing the invasion in broadcasts over Tokyo radio, said they began Tuesday on Suluan .Island at the entry of Leyte Gulf and proceeded in great Force Thursday on Leyte and Tacloban on the northeast and Cabalian on the south. The American Navy, In unchallenged strength, ruled the invasion scene and the seas about it. Allied Air Forces virtually monopolized the skies. Participating in the preparatory blows were carrier planes of Adm. William F. Halsey's Third Fleet which since Oct. 9 destroyed more than 1,300 Japanese aircraft, sank 86 ships and damaged 127 more in forays extending from the Ryukyus, within 200 miles of Japan, south across Formosa into the Philippines. The invasion brought the Americans against the largest segment of the Japanese Army yet encountered in the Pacific War. Retired Bank Executive Dies Of Heart Attack Paul M. Hunt. 49. of Oakland Park, died Wednesday night of a heart attack. A retired bank executive, he came here three years ago from South Haven, Mich., and was a member of the Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Anna Hunt, and a sister, Mrs. J. Nielsen of South Haven. The body Is being shipped to South Haven by the Fair child Funeral Home for services and burial there. LICENSES DUE Ten more days remain in which businessmen may obtain their City occupational licenses without bs-ing subject to a penalty. License Inspector John Shorden said today. After Nov. l a five percent penalty must be paid.

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