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JL MmiOHT BEPOSIT . F. D.-R.-AGC nun it it WEATHER Rain, Cool Tonight; Rain, Cloudy Tomorrow. Wall Street Financial News 104th Year. No. 325. DAILY fir SUNDAY SSSmSHH BROOKLYN, N. Y., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1944 g'tK1; 3 CENTS 1BZfZ2T& 3) POINTS v Yomik BYRNES SEEN AS LIKELY SUCCESSOR Secretary to Stay In Capital as Adviser On Foreign Policy Washington, Nov. 27 (UP.) President Roosevelt announced today that with very deep and very great regret he has accepted the resignation of Cordell Hull as Secretary of State, but that the 73-year-old Tennessean will remain in Washington as an administration adviser on foreign policy. Mr. Roosevelt, confirming the resignation at a special news conference, turned aside all Inquiries as to a successor. There were reports, however, that War Mobilization Director James P. Byrnes, the South Carolinian Mr. Roosevelt brushed aside for the Vice Presidential nomination last Summer, might be the choice. Like Hull, Byrnes get along well with Sen ators and that is bound to be an Important consideration since the Senate will have to pass on treaties. Byrnes and Hull both are former Benators. Health Dictated Move Hull's resignation will be effective with the appointment of a successor. Pending that, Undersecretary of State Edward R. Stettinius Jr., who has been administering the department during Hull's Illness, will continue as Acting Secretary. Stettinius also has been mentioned as a possibility for the top post. The President explained that Hull's physicians felt his recovery from the illness which has kept him away from the State Department eince Oct. 2 part of the time at his apartment, for five weeks at the Naval Hospital would be retarded by continuance of any heavy responsibility. Mr. Roosevelt told the special news conference he had visited Hull several times at the hospital, the most recent occasion being yesterday. It was believed the final decision was made then. He said the resignatior had been submitted and accepted formally but he did not think the exchange of letters would be published because they were or more less In the nature of personal correspondence. He said twice during the conference that Hull would keep in very close touch with him the President and that through this close contact, they would continue to exchange ideas about foreign policy. However, ' added he did not plan to give Hull any sheepskin any commission as an office-holder. Hull will be In and around Washington for a long time to come, the President said, and will help carry on development and advocacy of the United Nations pan aimed toward a permanent peace at least, peace during the lifetime of the present population. Nursing Councils Urged To Help Fill Army Needs The dire need for 10,000 more rmy nurses Is emphasized In a letter sent today to State and local nursing councils by Mrs. Elmira B. Wickenden, executive secretary of the National Council for War Service. Emergency conferences are being called to co-operate with the American Red Cross, United States Public Health Service, army and navy. Besides the 10,000 additional nurses needed for the army at once, the navy will need 2,500 more by July 1, with extras to make up for attrition. 12 REPLIES WE MUST VACATI our present apartment, therefore unently need 4-5-S rooms, preferably private house. Brooklyn or Queen; reoatl to 185. Windsor 8-000O. "My ad brought twelve replies and I was able to find an apartment to suit my needs," says Mrs. H. kobat, 1565 53th Street. If you are having trouble trying to locate a place to live, advertise under "Wanted To Rent" in the Eagle. Call llisa Turner, MAln 4-6200) place an ad and charge iU Pusd if WoU-Hidgd ML if Dumn , THE HOUSE WAS HERE A neighbor" stands on the spot at 508 Dean St. whence vanished a three-story house, along with similar houses at 04 and 506. Police discovered they had been condemned and torn down earlier this month." Now it's tougher; nobody can find the Mrs. Gladys Doherty who rushed into Bergen St. station yesterday and reported her house was gone. Lost:1 House, Landlady, Watch Yourself Too Police Seek Woman Who Reported Her Home Missing, Then Disappeared Somewhere Lost: By a woman who told Bergen St. police her name was Mrs. Gladys Doherty of 272 68th St. one three-story house (it isn't where it stood a month ago at 508 pean St.) . Lost: By police and Commissioner William Wilson, De partment of Housing and Buildings, one, Mrs. Gladys Doherty (nobody at the 68th St. address seems to have heard of Gladys and Commis sioner Wilson would like to tell her that the house was condemned). The myetery began late yesterday when a woman who gave that name and. address rushed into headquarters and told Sgt. John Anderson of a house that wasn't there. She said she had gone to collect past-due rent from J. J. Connell, Brook lyn Navy Yard Worker, who had lived there since Sept. 1. A ghost house, it seemed now it s here, now it Isn't. Disappeared like so much ectoplasm in a stiff breeze it did. And appraised at $4,800, it was. Paid $1,800 down to HOLC, she did with another $1,000 mort gage to be cleared. Now where could the house have gone and its two neighbors, at 504 YANKS CLEAR HIGHWAY OUTSIDE OF FAENZA Rome, Italy, Nov. 27 (U.R) Troops of the 8th Army, in a flanking drive on Taenza, have cleared the Faenza-Florence highway for eight miles on both sides of the city after cracking German defenses, head quarters announced today. British infantry were reported approaching Russi, eight miles northeast of Paenza, while Polish troops have cleared the enemy from the east side of the Lamone River near Brisiglghella, six miles southwest of Faenza. The situation inside Faenza was reported unchanged. British troops were holding a position on the east bank of the Lamone River across from the city. American forces of the 5th Army threw back a strong enemy counterattack south of Bologna but otherwise action on tat front was limited to small patrols. Charles Town Results I Curt Out, 9.10. 600. 400: Pam Tlmr, 13 00, 5.90i Blue DavU, 3.60. Off time, 1:34 b. MM "WTO. Kacle Staff photo and 506 Dean St.? Sturdy and stanch they had stood in October, Mrs. Doherty recalled, and now, on such a lovely Sunday they were gone her nice house and the two neighbors, which has stood beside It for lo, these 100 years. Sergeant Anderson figured It would be a snap to find something as big as a house. He wr.3 right. On Nov. 6 he discovered the house along with its hoary neighbors-had been condemned. On Nov. 16 the house had been razed and the others had gone down Nov. 20 and 21. The woman said she didn't see how the city can go around tearing down three-story houses Me ners without telling her about It. And the HOLC still has a $1,000 Interest in the deal. About the overdue rent Mr. Con' nell was not at home. Lays Cigarette Shortage To Pledge Given Nazis London, Nov. 27 (U.R) The Sunday Pictorial's "Behind the Scenes" column claimed the real reason for the American cigarette shortage was that German prisoners are "smoking too many doughboys cigarettes. The column explained that when the big push started, propaganda leaflets were dropped to the Germans promising those who surrendered the same treatment as American soldiers and that the promise Is being carried out even to the cigarette allowance. But nobody realized. It added, the Germans would surrender by the thousands. Mikhailovitch in Italy, London Paper Hears London, Nov. 27 (U.R) An unconfirmed report published by the Exchange Telegraph said Gen. Draja Mikhailovitch, former Yugoslav War Minister and head of a guerrilla army In Yugoslavia, has arrived In Foggia, Italy, aboard art American bomber. Tighten 9 Mi. Arc On Approaches To Fortress City By J. EDWARD MURRAY Paris, Nov. 27 U.R) American troops tightened a nine-mile assault arc on the approaches to Duren today, driving within 2y2 miles of that fortress city, 20 miles west of Cologne, and Starlea Hicno tyVso satH Alltorf rmrntrnrirwrB HaH lanrloH KoHtviH the Siegfried Line east of the swarms 01 inunaerDon joined the battle of the Cologne Plain, striking by scores through cold, sunny skies in close support of three Allied armies grinding down the German defenses before Duren and the Poer River. United States 1st Army Forces drove Into the outskirts of Langer-wehe, five miles northwest of Duren, captured the village of Prenz, a mile and a half to the north, and reached the area of Merode, three miles southeast of Langerwehe and three and one-half west of Duren. Patton Drives On Units of Lt. Gen. Courtney H. Hodges' 1st Army were fighting in the streets of Langerwehe, tn Gross-hau, six miler sosthwest of Duren, and In Hurtgen, a mile farther south. To the south Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's 3d Army Forces pushed a 'mile to a mile and a half deeper into the Saar on a 19-mile front inside Germany against resistance mounting hourly. A Zurich dispatch said the paratroops swarmed out of the sky along a railway running from Immen- lngen, some wi mues east, oi me Rhine and just north of the Swiss border, to Oberlauchringen, which does not thow on available maps. The Volkesturm throughout southwest Germany was alerted, the dispatch said. No further details were given. Patton Nears Forts It was the first time Allied para troops have been reported In action since the seizure of Nijmegen and the abortive attempt to take Arn-hem in central Holland in September. Mention of only "small groups," however, indicated the troops might be bent on reconnaissance 'and sab otage rather than any large-scale attempt to carve out a bridgehead behind the Siegfried Line. Patton's triple thrust deeper Into the Saar Basin carried his armor and infantry within gun range of some of the main forts of the Sieg fried Line west of the Rhine on the central sector of the front. Farther south Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Patch's 7th Army cleared the crests of the Vosges Mountains and poured down toward the Alsace-Lorraine plains along the entire length of its front west of the Rhine. Limited gains also were reported elsewhere along the 400-mile Allied offensive front stretching from southeast Holland to the Swiss border. The situation, army by army, from north to south, was: British 2d Army Reached the north bank of the Maas River two miles north of the Dutch border bastion of Venlo; advanced to the main perimeter defenses a mile and a half west of Venlo, Including Sugar Beets Sustained Yanks in Nazi Trap With the 4th TJ. S. Infantry, Southwest of Duren, Nov. 26 (Delayed) (U.R) The only message Company A could send out by wireless without revealing its position to the Nazis was: "Front door is closed and our back door is pretty hot." It happened at Jaeger House, an elaborate 13th century German hunting lodge. The company had been ordered to attack and although the com mander and his executive officer were killed, Lt. George W. Thorns, Appleton, Wis., led his men forward. The company charged across an open field alive with Germans. Out numbered 20 to one they fought ahead although German artillery fire was mowing down one American in ten. Find Hive of Germans Under heavy German small arms and artillery fire the company raced across the open ground to the hunting lodge which they found a bee upper Rhine. ana ugnming aive Domoers a fortified 25-:oot-wide anti-tank ditch; captured Brockhuizenvorst and Blitterswljk, eight and 12 miles north of Venlo. American 9th Ai my Fought house to house for Koslar, 12 miles Inside Germany and a mile and a half west of Julich on Roer River: beat off German counterattacks at Bour-heim, a mile and a half southwest of Julich and 24 miles west of Cologne Town Changes Hands 3 Times (A German dispatch from Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt's headquarters claimed the Germans had recaptured both Koslar and Bour-heim. The latter was said to have changed hands three times In fierce fighting.) American 1st Army Advanced a mile east of newly-captured Weis- weiler along four-lane Adolf Hitler super-highway toward Duren, another seven miles to the east and 20 miles southwest of Cologne. American 3d Army Advanced a mile to a mile and a half deeper into Saar Basin; threatened St. Avoid, 25 miles east of Metz, from three sides; pushed to within eight miles southwest and 16 miles south of industrial center and communi cations Junction of Sarreguemines. American 7th Army Plunged down eastern slopes of Vosges Moun tains along entire front; over-ran 12 or more forts south of Strasbourg ln drive toward Junction with French 1st Army on west bank of Rhine. French 1st Army Captured last of enemy forts in Belfort area; continued north along west bank of Rhine under security, news blackout. The 1st Army's 4th Infantry Division, which fought through the Hurtgen forest and emerged onto the Cologne plain some five miles southwest of Duren last Saturday, rested on the eastern fringe of the woodlands pending a new assault. . PICTURES SHOW V-2 ROCKET IS COMPLICATED AFFAIR London, Nov. 27 (U.R) Pictures of the V-2 stratosphere rocket were released by censors today showing a complicated mass of parts rivaling a Rube Goldberg contraption. The pictures were taken in Belgium and published by London evening newspapers. They showed soldiers examining the wreckage of a V-2. The parts included an engine, believed to be fed by liquid air mixed with oxygen or alcohol, jets and fuel pumps, a distributor and Induction jets. An official announcement said "enemy air activity" caused damage and casualties In southern England in the past 24 hours. hive of Germans from the roof to dark, underground tunnels. They piled into the cellar and the Germans started lobbing grenades in to them. Finally they managed to block up one door with stones and signaled to the rest of the com pany to Join them. Co. A fought on for two days and nights. Their only food was raw sugar beets and their only water came from a forest stream where it could be obtained only by braving murderous German fire. Lt. Robert Harkins, 464 6th St.. Brooklyn, N. Y., was exploring an underground passage with his cig-aret lighter and found it teeming with Germans who had to be ferreted out one by one at the pistol point. Finally, the Germans began to be outflanked by other advancing American units and the siege of Jaeger House was lifted. Another participating ln the battle was Tech Sgt. Frederick Preuss, 22 Power St, Brooklyn, N, Y, ' Boro Bombardier Is Rescued With Crew of B-29 For 20 hours Lt. Lawrence Novick, 27, of 1085 Eastern Parkway, floated in a ruber life raft when the B-29, on which he was bombardier, was forced down on the return trip from last week's Tokyo raid. The bomber had circled too long over the enemy capital and, with gas supplies ex hausted, was forced to land in the Pacific fcbout 140 miles from Sai-Dan. All 12 crew members were later rescued. Lieutenant Novick and the ship's captain said their predicament resulted from the failure of the leading plane to spot the target.? while over Tokyo. As a result their plane circled too long and thereby wasted fuel. "The gas we lost circling back after that boob would have gotten us home," Lieutenant Novick said. When it became apparent that the big ship would have to crash-land in the ocean, Capt. Guice Tudor ordered the 11 crewmen into emergency positions, turned on his land ing lignts ana started tne aescent. Before the Superfortress landed the radio operator sent an SOS, but was forced to leave the plane Before the signal was acknowledged by radio men on Saipan. A 20' foot swell caught the plane Just as it landed and stove in the nose. The men escaped, with no serl ous injuries, to rubber life rafts they had cast overside before the ship landed. Lieutenant Novick floated in a Mae West about 300 yards away but managed to Join the other crewmen. Early Saturday morning the drifting fliers were sighted by army planes which hovered overhead un- til a destroyer fished them out of the water and Lieutenant Novick's first combat mission was completed. Born in Borough Back ln Brooklyn his mother. Mrs Yeppa Novick, first heard of the rescue on a radio broadcast. I naa received a letter from him only a few days before," she said. The let' ter indicated that he was "off on an important assignment, Mrs. Novick said "but I didn t realize was that important." Lieutenant Novick had apparently been overseas only a short time because his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Novick of 339 S. 3d St., who had followed him through training camps tn the United States for over a vear. returned to Brooklyn only two weeks ago. Corp. Vincent J. Dixilippl of 1037 65th St. was aboard the first B-29 to return to Its base fron the raid. CIGARETTE SHORTAGE HITS WHITE HOUSE, FIRST LADY REVEALS Washington, Nov. 27 (U.R) The the cigarette shortage has hit White House. Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt told newspaper women today the White House is unable to get cigarettes By the carton any more. "We pass them to guests when;same time carried out offensive we have them," she said, adding that many times now there have been none to pass. It was understood the President, a heavy smoker, still receives an ample supply. Mrs. Roosevelt does! not smoke. Chairman John W. Flannagan Jr. (D., Va.) of the House Agriculture Committee said meantime that he planned to expose "false propaganda" to the effect that a shortage of leaf tobacco is re sponsible for the cigarette shortage. RIFLES SHOP WINDOW, THEN POSES AS DUMMY TO ESCAPE DETECTIVE Caught rifling a clothing store window, Albert Gibson, 39, of 744 Watchung Ave., Plainfield, N. J., tried to escape detection by posing as a dummy, but a passing detec tive's eagle eye spotted him. Gib son was held in $2,500 bail on a burglary charge for hearing Wednesday. Detective James Gleason of the W. 54th St. station. Manhattan, spied two suits and an overcoat ln the vestibule of the Hilton store at Broadway and 48th St., Manhattan, early yesterday. He then noticed that a window was broken, that three dummies were nude and a fourth twitched. Gibson admitted, police said, re moving the clothing. Jumping back to the window and posing as a; dummy when he saw the Oetecuve. Lt. Lawrence Novick Son's Death Notice Follows Citation For Battle Valor The parents of Staff Sgt. Sol TVinnnnhaiim Kr- onH Wr6 MnrHs Tannenbaum of 1621 Park Place, were plunged from happiness into! despair over the weekend. On Friday they received a cita-1 tion awarded to their son for "con- spicuous merit and outstanding gal-j lantry ln the performance of hisi military auty. late esunaay eve-! ning they received a telegram from the army stating their son, who would have been 20 on January 5 had died in action on Nov. 10. A few days ago the sergeant's fiancee. Frances Gorntein, 1636 Park Place, who his parents said, had been his sweetheart since childhood days, received a letter advising her to "tell my dad (who is a builder) to get ready to build us a house for a wedding present." 'He wrote his mother recently that he had captured a German officer. A KrfVmr T.f TTrmfln Tontipn. baum, with' the army air forces, ralded at Toky and "strategic tar-stationed at Langley Field, Va has gets" in the Bangkok area, the War been granted a 15-day leave to be ltiwith. his mother, . 94 Nazi Planes Bagged Over Reich BULLETIN 1 London, Nov. 27 (U.Pi Preliminary reports on an American fighter sweep of northwest Germany today said at least 94 German planes were shot down. London, Nov. 27 (U.R) More than 500 American hPivy bombers raided railyards at Offenburg and Bingen, two key German front-line supply points, today in the wake of a predawn attack by British Lancasters on Munich, industrial and transport center in the southern Reich. An equal number of 8th Air Force Thunderbolts and Mustangs at the jsweeps over northwestern Germany Approximately 250 Mustangs es corted the Flying Fortresses and Liberators as they laid strings of 'bombs across the freight yards at Bingen, west of Mainz and Off en burg, southeast of Strasbourg. Offenburg took the brunt of the air blow with both Liberators and Fortresses slammirg at freiglit con centrations there. New tabulations at 8th Air Force headquarters meantime revealed that 138 German planes were destroyed during: heavy American attacks on the Reich yesterday; The 8th Air Force lost 36 bombers and six fighters. Chinese Enter Bhamo, Jap Burma Stronghold Chungking. Nov. 27 (U.R) Chinese troops drove through the outskirts of Bhamo from throe directions today, herding the Japanese garrison back into the center of their north-central Burma stronghold. A communique said one Chinese column attacking from the south ! had reached a point three-quarters! of a mile Vom the bazar section in tne center oi unamo. Two other spearheads from the south and east ! were about l'i miles from the city's center. On the southeastern China front, however, Chungking admiited ther penetrations by Japanese forces driving westward in an effort to cut:Novl the Burma road south of the Chi - I jnese capital. PLANES LEAVE WAR PLANTS IN FLAMES Hurl Tons of Bombs On Targets in Raids From Saipan, India By FRED SCHERFF Washington, Nov. 27 (UP)-American B-29 Superfortresses crashed hundreds of tons of bombs on Tokyo and Bangkok, capital of the puppet State of Thailand, today in the 20th Air Forces's first simultaneous attacks from east and . cknli West 0n Jt,Pan $ SnDkV A S I CI t i C "cOpTOSperity sphere. ,. Upwards of 100 Superfort- resses of the 21st Bomber Command thundered out from Saipan to blast sprawling Tokyo from the sub-stratosphere for the second time in 72 hours. Bangkok, nearly 3,000 miles southwest of Tokyo, was hit for the first time by a "substantial" force of B-29s from the 20th Bomber Command in India. "Strategic industrial targets" wero Department said ln brief announcements that promised details after the giant four-engined bombers have returned to their bases. Plane Plant Hit Again A United Press dispatch from TJ. S. Army headquarters in the Pa-ficic Ocean revealed the Saipan-based B-29s hit Tokyo about noon (11 p.m. Sunday Brooklyn time) and Continued on Page T 69 Casualties From This Area The War Department today listed 67 Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island men wounded in action in the European area. The Navy Department listed one missing and one wounded. Lists of local casualties on Page 14. Call the Brooklyn Chapter, American Red Cross, and arrange to donate a pint of blood NOW. TRiangle 5-8040. 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