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THE NEWS-HERALD THE WEATHER Tartly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Cooler in north portion tonight. FINAL EDITION Leased Wire Service of The United Press. Exclusive NBA Pictures and Features. 64TH YEAR NO.

18,605. FRANKLIN AND OIL CITY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1941. THREE CENTS GERMANS All TWO-WAY OFFENSIVE AT MOSCOW Senator Reports Suppression Of Church in Reich CATHOLICS RAISE RELIGIOUS ISSUE Nazis Bare In Trial of Czech Plot Gen. Elias Price and Wage Ceiling Bill Is Ready for House YANKS CAPTURE WORLD'S TITLE INFIRI5JME Henrich Hits Home Run AfteK LONDON REPORTS NORTH, SOUTH DRIVES ON CITY Strike From Valdi Hills and Ros-lavl; Pressure on Lenin- grad is Lifted. IN RUSSIAN AID WASHINGTON, Oct.

6. UP Rep. Albert D. Gore, prepared for introduction in the House today a Ice-control bill placing ceilings on rents, profits and prices as a for what he called the Jon's "weak-kneed, piecemeal legW Gore's proposal would use the week of Oct. 6 to 12 as the base period at which commodity prices, rents and wages would be frozen.

He said that such a drastic measure is required because of present inflationary symptoms that "threaten to develop into a runaway inflation." Prior to formal introduction of the bill Gore conferred with Bernard M. Baruch, president of the world war industries board and an advocate, of complete price control. Baruch has criticized the administration's proposal as insufficient because it would place ceilings only on commodities selected at discretion of the price administration. The administration measure does not pretend to control wages or rents. Profits Are Limited.

Gore's bill provides 1. A ceiling on all salaries, wages and commissions as of the base period. 2. A celling on the sale at wholesale of all commodities, provided that no celling shall 'be pplicable to an agricultural commodity at a price below parity. 3.

All profits in excess of 8 per cent, of the cost of (performing a national defense contract automatically reverts to the government. This provision, Gore explained, does not repeal or amend the excess profits 'tax, "tout is complementary to it." 4. A ceiling is fixed upon all rents for dwelling accommodations in municipalities of 10,000 or more population. 5. Administrative authority would be vested in an office of emergency inflation control, headed by one administrator appointed by the President and subject to Senate confirmation.

The administration would be empowered to make ceiling adjustments and to prescribe ceilings on fees, mar-lins. etc. including retail margins. The act provides that any citizen may petition any Federal district court for an injunction against violation of the act and provides that ceiling provisions shall expire June 30, 1943. Gore said his bill is "patterned roughly" on the "-Baruch idea -of all-out price, control." "The present inflationary symptom, unless controlled, will gain momentum, under the ever-increasing pressure of long-time government spending and will progressively develop into a runaway inflation," Gore said.

"To avert this danger it is necessary to fight it boldly and effectively on all major fronts." The House Banking Committee expects to end hearings this week on the administration bill. The present bill prohibits setting of agricultural prices at a point below ten per cent, in excess of parity. CIO president Philip Murray, meanwhile, opposes before the banking committee inclusion of wage regulations in any price legislation. He said that such a provision would lead to "government control of all labor and industry." Statutory control of labor, he said, would mean "the beginning of enslaved labor." Murray's statement was read by Ralph Hetzel, economic director of the CIO. Murray, convalescing from a heart attack, was unable to appear.

0 FRENCH STEAMER SUNK. Oct. 6. UPAn official announcement tonight said that the French steamer Oued Yquem has been torpedoed and sunk by a submarine "presumed to be British" in the Tyrrhenian sea. All the crew was reported saved.

ATTENTION. ODD FELLOWS! Meet at the hall at 7:30 tonight to go to the home of our late brother, Marcus B. Hodgson. S. H.

Harlan, N. G. WASHINGTON, Oct 6. UP Sen. James M.

Mead, N. today read to the Senate what he described as "concrete, documentary evidence that Hitler and the Nazi police are destroying the Catholic Church In Germany. Mead said that many priests are being placed under "house arrest." He said that when he heard a report that the Bishop of Munster had been arrested he investigated and got the "full story." "The documents revealed," Mead said, "That the bishop of Munster was seized because he dared to protest against the systematic suppression of the Catholic church." Bishop "Called to Account." Mead's discussion of the Nazi attitude toward Catholicism followed days of controversy over administration efforts to obtain greater Catholic support for American aid to Russia in the Soviet war against Germany. Mead said he could not give the source of the documents because it would "endanger the lives of brave men," but he assured the Senate that they were genuine. He said that on July 13 the Bishop of Munster had "called to account" high Nazi leaders, including Hitler, for their continued "suppression of the church" in Germany.

He said the Bishop subsequently made two other statements, in one of which he condemned Helnrich Himmler, head of the Gestapo, for the "cold-blooded killing of the demented, the ill, and the very old by the state," under compulsory euthanasia or "mercy killings." means," said Mead, "that under Pagan rule Himmler's Gestapo can point to any man and say "he doesn't look and put him to death." A telegram from the bishop to Adolf Hitler, complaining about Himmler's actions, was turned over immediately to Himmler, Mead said. Mead, who is a Catholic, read from a letter in which the bishop protested that the procedure was unfair. (Continued on Page 8) SUGHTDAMAGE No Casualties Reported in Florida; Eastern Seaboard Swelters in Heat. MIAMI, Oct. 6.

UP A tropical hurricane swirled on a narrow path across south Florida today, cutting inland from the Atlantic slightly south of Miami and emerging in the Gulf of Mexico just north of Everglades City. It left little material damage in its wake, and no casualties were reported. The peake of the storm apparently passed by Everglades City, on the gulf coast 70 miles south-southeast of Fort Myers, with 60-mile winds about 8 a. ra (EST), when the barometer recorded a low of 29.38 inches before beginning a gradual rise. The storm left the Florida mainland south of Fort, Myers about 11 a.

m. the Federal hurricane warning system said in announcing that hurricane warnings would be lowered on the state's west coast "at 4 p. m. (EST), or as soon as winds subside this afternoon." Temperature in 90's. NEW YORK, Oct.

6. UP No relief was forecast today for the eastern seaboard, sweltering in an Indian summer heat that sent temperatures into the 9Q's and broke October records at many places. Thousands swarmed bathing beaches and public parks yesterday 100,000 going to Coney Island here and highways were crowded as motorists sought relief in their automobiles. The temperature reached 90 here, breaking by three degrees the record for October. 5 established in 1922.

Brandeis for half a century as lawyer and justice, said he was "profoundly grieved." "He brought his wide experience and his extraordinary acumen to the service of the public interest and in a judicial career of the highest distinction left his permanent impress upon our national jurisprudence," Hughes said. Chairman Frederick Van Nuys, of the Senate judiciary committee, called Brandeis a "fine judicial officer honest, capable and patriotic." The nation's Jewry Brandeis was the first Jew to sit on the court spoke through Henry Monsky. president of Bnal B'rith. "Serviving both justice and the renaissance of the Jewish people with devotion and faithfulness, Justice Brandeis. whs one of the great moral forces of our day," Monsky said.

"Better than anyone he summed up his own career when he said his philosophy of life was high thinking and simple living." Final funeral arrangements have not been made but a statement by the family said services would be "strictly private" and that admission would be by card only. Brandeis had been in excellent health for his age he would have been 85 on Nov. 13 since his retirement on Feb. 13, 1939. He and Mrs.

Brandeis had just returned last month from Chatham, where for years they have spent the summers with their children and grandchildren. The heart attack Wednesday was not (Continued on Pae Si HURRICANE DOES The dispatch said the prosecutor accused Elias of repeatedly assuring German authorities of his loyalty, and that thus he was further guilty of "double dealing in that he went be hind the back" of the Germans. Gathered Military Information. It was asserted that immediately after the German dismemberment of Caecheolovakla, press chief Schmoranz organized a "press supervision service in which he Included all former intelli gence officers of the Czechoslovak army. These officers, "under the pre tense of watching public opinion, actually obtained 'military information, it was alleged.

The dispatch said Elias admitted he had had knowledge of this activity and had received information of German troops movements and the construc tion of strategic highways. A former Socialist deputy named Richter was quoted as testifying that he had taken part in a secret military organization, "a kind of new mafia," of which Elias was understood to be the head. The dispatch quoted testimony that as one of the activities of this organ ization, one General Inger directed the escape of Czechs abroad and that General Neumann headed a terrorist group "aimed at liquidating German sympathizers." It was said that Elias pleaded "partly" guilty to charges but denied that he had taken part in the terrorist-escape organization. It was added that the Elias trial was held at the Petchek Palace at Prague (not at Berlin, as had been reported) and lasted about three hours. Then members of the German court adjourned to consider their verdict and returned in 45 minutes to sentence Elias to death, it was said.

Then, according to the dispatch, Gen. Elias said he had been personally convicted that the old Czechoslovakia could not be restored, and that he always desired to "co-operate with Germany." Germans Assert Red Attempt to Break Ring Fails By FREDERICK C. OECHSNER. BERLIN, Oct 6. UP The hig-h command reported today that the Russians had attempted in "a fierce attack" to break through the German ring around Leningrad and tried to land "strong forces" on the Finnish gulf coast west of Leningrad.

The high command claimed- both operations were repulsed with heavy Russian losses and reported that "operations in tihe east yesterday brought further successes." The landing by strong Soviet forces was attempted under the cover of fire from all the forts at Kronstadt, great Russian island naval base, warships and coastal artillery, the high command said. Other Russian forces, in a simul-tanous operation, launched a heavy break-through attempt from Leningrad but were repulsed with heavy casualties, the high command "Landed detachments were wiped out or taken prisoner," the command said. "Several fully loaded ships were sunk and 22 including seven of the heaviest type were destroyed." The Russians were said to have suffered "severe casualties" in the two operations. German bombers attacked an important" railway junction west of Moscow, military objectives at Leningrad and a port on the sea of Azov in the south, Saturday night. The gigantic new operations, which Hitler announced had been Initiated on the eastern front last Wednesday, continued to be a military secret but a propaganda company report told of Luftwaffe operations on a "tremendous" scale.

A propaganda company reporter, Johann Joegesen, compared the new German air operations in extent and intensity to those of June 22, the first day of the war, but failed to reveal where the offensive was taking place. 'STRONG MEASURES' ARE TAKEN AGAINST SERBS By United Press. A Nazi spokesman in Berlin said today that German and Pro-Nazi Serb troops are taking "strong measures" against Serb guerillas in an effort to restore order to dismembered Jugoslavia. The spokesman admitted that the Serb patriot forces are holding a number of hotages but he claimed that these are from the population of several Serb villages and do not Include any Germans. The spokesman reported that the Serb outbreak now has been fairly well subdued.

He denied that any Soviet planes had been aiding the Serbs or that the Germans are employing large motorized units against them. The Exchange Telegraph agency in London heard reports from Istanbul that the Greek-Bulgarian border area still is seething with guerilla activity, particularly in the Drama region where serious outbreaks occurred 10 days ago. Bands of Greeks with machine guns and aided by the local populace were said to be carrying on organized attacks on Bulgarian villages, police and military formations. Bulgarian reinforcements were said to have been rushed to the area. Bv JOSEPH W.

GRIGG, JR. BERLIN, Oct. Press dispatches from Prague today, giving details of the trial of Gen. Alois Elias, premier of the Czech areas, purported to disclose a vast espionage, terrorist and propaganda plot in which hundreds of the nost prominent men of former Czechoslovakia were active. Highest government officials, former army generals, civil servants, municipal officials and others, it was alleged, were bound in a plot of enormous scope as part of which former Czechoslovak army intelligence officers, ostensibly kept together to "watch public opinion," actually obtained military Information.

Helped Czechs Escape. It was alleged that there was a Czech secret society of widest ramifications, aimed at "liquidating" German sympathizers and helping Czechs escape abroad. It was alleged that Czech officials who pretended to be co-operating with the Germans had for two years been actively opposing the Germans by all means. First details of the trial of Elias, who was condemned to death, came in a Prague dispatch to the newspaper Neue Tag. It said that Ellas was charged with Taking part in a conspiracy organized by generals named Inger and Taking part in an espionage organization organized by M.

Schmoranz, chief of the Czech cabinet press department. Taking part in an illegal organization created by Mayor Otokar Klapka of Prague. Assisting well known Czech personalities, especially one Gen. Cihka and two ministers, to escape abroad. Possessing knowledge of numerous other ''illegal" activities, including the increasing of the influence of "enemy" propaganda among the Czech people "without fulfilling his duty as premier by taking steps hirm-elf of informing German authorities." CZECH MINGS, ARRESTS MOUNT Moscow Says Nazis Now Hanging Dissenters; Serb Guerillas Attack German Garrison.

By United Press. Hundreds of new arrests and 13 executions in Czechoslovakia were reported today. But in Prague yesterday, it was asserted, German police found posted at a main railroad station signs which said "Butcher Heydrich, you will never succeed in removing the youth of Czechoslovakia." Reinhard Heydrich is the German secret police leader who is now overlord of Czechoslovakia. Netherlands advices disseminated in New York by the Netherlands Aetna agency said four more persons had been executed by German occupation forces in Holland. Ex-Officers Executed.

Radio Moscow reported 54S new arrests in Czechoslovakia on charges of sabotage in munitions factories and destruction of stocks. 1 The Moscow radio, heard by the United Press London listening post, asserted that the Germans had now requisioned all food stocks in Czechoslovakia and were now hanging instead of shooting persons condemned to death. It was the London radio which asserted that 13 more persons had been executed in Czechoslovakia, and the signs taunting Heydrich had been posted in a railroad station. It was reported that all 13 persons executed were former Czech army officers. A Berne dispatch of the official Russian news agency, Tass, said Jugoslav guerrillas had killed several German officers in an.

attack on a German officers' house at Nish, that quantities of ammunition had been blown up at the Jugoslav town of Cacak, that 50 Germans had been killed when Serb guerrillas wrecked a troop train at Kragujevac, that at Gruz guerrillas had disarmed German garrison troops and wrecked a raidroad station. Tass asserted that guerrillas had seized a ship at Samas in which there were 500 German passengers, and had made 200 of the Germans prisoners. Illegal Radio Operates. A United Press Sofia dispatch said that effective today the Sofia radio would transmit evenin programs only between 5 p. m.

and 8:15 p. so authorities could concentrate on tracking down an 'illegal Communist station" which has been urging Bulgarians to engage in street fighting and sabotage against the Germans. The Sofia radio said it was "impossible to deny" statements that the transmitter was situated in Bulgarian territory. 13 STRIKERS HALT WORK AT BIG PLANT GARY, Oct. 6.

UP A walkout of 13 crane operators today paralyzed the largest steel mill in the world the sprawling Gary plant of the Carnegie-Illinois Company halting 6S furnaces and throwing 13,000 men out of work. Company spokesmen said operations at the 14.000 acre plant were almost at a standstill. The day shift was turned away at 8 a. m. Walsh Demands Satisfactory Religious Environment in Russia in War-Help Exchange.

TAYLOR TO REPORT TUESDAY By LYLE C. WILSON. WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. UP As the House headed toward a test vote on assisting the Soviet Union, a powerful Catholic voice was raised today in demand that President Roosevelt insist upon religious freedom in Russia as part of any lend-lease bargain.

This explosive phase of the current controversy almost coindiced with return from home of Myron C. Taylor, who is Mr. Roosevelt's special emissary to the Vatieon, and with some remarks on the subject by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. Taylor will report tomorrow to Mr.

Roosevelt on prospects of better relations with Moscow as they are viewed in Rome. W. Averill Harri-man, lend-lease conference representative of the United States in Moscow, still is to be heard from regarding the President's instructions to him to take up the question of religious liberty with Premier Josef Stalin. Mrs. Roosevelt Comments.

Mrs. Roosevelt's reference to the dispute came during her regular Sunday broadcast, which Is sponsored by coffee interests. She said that there never had been any question in Russia of preventing people from getting together to form a but that the difficulty arose in connection with education, especially education of young men for the priesthood. She remarked, also, that there is no real difference in the form, of the Soviet Union giv-ernment today and "Che other dictatorship governments." The Catholic spokesman here was the Rev. Edmund A.

Walsh, now vice president of Georgetown University. In 1922-23 he was the Vatican's representative in Moscow' during negotiations seeking a Soviet Union environment for religion to the Catholic Church. Father-Walsh issued a statement demanding an end to "shadow 'boxing" on the question of religious freedom and calling on Mr. Roosevelt indirectly to compel Stalin to make good on constitutional guarantees. He denounced a week-end statement by S.

A. Losovsky, official spokesman for the Soviet Union in Moscow, as "tantamount to scotching President Roosevelt's hopes that true freedom of religion might be recognized in Russia." Then without directly mentioning the President, Walsh said "There is only one voice to be heard from now. There is much potential dynamite in the present situation, but there is still much confidence, too, that moral courage, strength and honesty will rise to meet the Soviet's unreasonable arrogance. The commissars musi be told, not in words alone, but by deeds, that freedom in Soviet Russia is as important to civilization as it is in England, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Holland, Luxembourg or any other democracy recently assaulted by the Nazi conquerors." "Is it unreasonable to demand of the 'Soviet beneficiary of American aid and possibly American blood that they abandon their private and special hatred of the first of the four freedoms in exchange for those'eommon liberties which the other embattled democracies are so stoutly maintaining? 'We want your Moscow ire-plies in effect. "We want your ships, we want your tanks and ammunition and we expect your blood, if that be necessary.

But we will not permit you to have a word to say respecting the freedoms for which you shall make these The Catholic Laymen's Committee (Continued on Page 8) Reporter Watches 1,000 Worship in Russian Cathedral By WALLACE CARROLL. MOSCOW, Oct. 6. UP About 1,000 worshippers bowed their heads in the mellow shadows of the Yeslokhoco Cathedral last evening to receive the blessing of the metropolitan sergei. Wearing his crown and cape of cloth of gold as acting patriarch and primate of the all-Russian Orthodox Church, the white-bearded prelate moved among his flock, swinging his censer, before the richly jeweled ikon and shrines of the cathedral.

I had gone to the cathedral for the evening service, curious to see how religious worship is held in the Soviet Union. The liaht of a thousand candles and tapers fell on the faces of those around me, old faces which bore the marks of Russia's struggle through war, revolution, civil war and famine. Worship Freely as In U. S. Old women, wrapped in gray shawls, knelt and prostrated themselves on the stone floor before the ikon of the virgin, or humbly kissed the feet of the child she held.

Gray haired men softly chanted the old hymns with the choir. Once a tall girl of IS or 20 years, wearing a red beret, and au-other girl slightly younger, wearing a bright blue beret moved in the drab throng toward the altar. There was nothing furtive about the ceremony. Men and women went in and out of the cathedral as freely as they would have done in America. There were no police at the door or in the street to watch them.

Singles, Walk and Wild Pitch Score Two Tallies. DODGER HITS ARE SCATTERED Score by innings: YANKEES 020 010 0003 6 0 DODGERS 001 000 0001 3 1 EBBETTS FIELD, Brooklyn, Oct. 6. UP The New York Yankees won their fifth world's baseball championship in six years today by defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-1 in the fifth game of the World's Series. A home run by Henrich in the fifth inning and a brace of singles, coupled with Whitlow Wyatt'8 wild pitch and a base on balls, in the second inning gave the Yanks their three runs.

The Dodgers tallied in the third when Wyatt doubled, advanced on Riggs' single and scored on a fly to the outfield. FIRST INNING. YANKEES Sturm lined a single to center. Rolfe forced Sturm at second, Beese to Coscarart. Henrich walked.

The fourth ball got away from Owen and rolled in front of the Yankee dugout but no damage was done. DiMaggio fanned swinging and Owen threw out Rolfe trying to steal third. It was a double play, Owen to Riggs. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. DODGERS Walker flied to Keller.

Riggs tipped the first pitch and the ball hit Dickey. Yankee catcher fell but after a couple of minutes he continued playing. Riggs bounced out, Gordon to Sturm. Reiser tripled over DiMaggio's head in center, the ball bouncing off the wall about 400 feet from the plate. Camilli popped to Riz-zuto, who made a nice running catch near the foul line.

No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. SECOND INNING. YANKEES Keller walked. The fourth Iball got away from Owen again and rolled almost back to the stands. Dickey singled to center, sending Keller to third.

Keller scored and Dickey went to second on Wyatt's wild pitch. The pitch was over Owen's head and couldn't even get Ins glove rn the ball. Gordon singled to right, scoring Dickey. Rlzauto forced Gordon at second, Riggs to Coscarart. Bonham fanned swinging.

Sturm bunted and was thrown out, Riggs to Camilli. Two runs, two hits, no errors, one left. DODGERS Medwick walked. Reese flied to DiMaggio. The crowd gave Owen a great ovation when he came to bat.

He flied to Keller. Coscarart 'bounced out, Bonham to Sturm." No runs, no hits, no errors, one left. THIRD INNING. YANKEES Rolfe walked. Henrich flied to Reiser, Rolfe holding first.

DiMaggio fanned swinging. Keller rolled (Continued on Page 8.) SHIPSBATTLEIN SIGHT OF BRAZIL One Unknown Vessel Reported Sunk, Other Flees; Fight in Tanker-Sinking Area. RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 6. UP A battle between two unidentified vessels, fighting in the moonlight within sight of the Brazilian coast, was described today by travelers from Mara-gogy, near Pernambuco.

The battle was fought in the same general area where United States warships were reported to be seeking the vessel, presumably an Axis submarine, which toriedoed and sunk the Aruer-ican-owned Panamanian tanker I. C. White within the American neutrality zone. One vessel was said to have been sunk in the battle and its opponent fled behind a smokescreen after a 30-minute engagement. The battle was fought late Friday night and was witnessed by residents of Maragogy, which is on the coast between Per-nanibuco and Maceio, capital of the state of Algoas.

The cannonading shook houses in the city. Neither the nationality nor the type of the fighting ships was identified, and the informants did not know whether survivors of the battle reached shore. (At Washington, Navy Department sources had no knowledge of a battle.) The American embassy and naval and shaping sources had no new information concerning the sinking of the I. C. White.

The American steamers West Nilus and Del Norte, due to dock tomorrow with 35 survivors of the sunken tanker, remained silent. The master of the West Nilus radioed laconically that it was "not possible" to give facts concerning the sinking. ERIE GIRL DROWNS. ERIE, Oct. 6.

UP When the row-boat ia which she was riding overturned in wind-swept Presque Isle Bay, Vedys Black, 22. of Erie, was drowned yesterday, Coroner W. G. Stroble reported. ATTENTION! LOCAL 682 Carpenters please meet at the hall tonight at 7:30 to go to the home of our late brother, Marcus B.

Hodgson. Tracy Leyda, Sec'y. PROGRESS MADE, IS BELIEF By JOE ALEX MORRIS, United Press Foreign News Editor. Adolf Hitler was reported today to be throwing almost the full power of his vast armies in Russia into a dangerous two-way offensive which has Moscow as its goal. London reported that the attack haa been underway siuce last Wednesday and that it appears to be making some progress despite heaviest resistance by crack units of the Red arniv.

Bear Out Hitler. The British dispatches appeared bear out the statement made by Hitler Friday that an operation of enormous scope had then been underway for 48 hours. Berlin maintained almost complete silence on the drive but some hints have crept into the press that Moscow is the goal of the new offensive. The new drive, it appeared, is following closely the pattern of the offensive launched in mid-August which the Russians reported was broken up by a crushing defeat of the elite Panzer corps of Col. Gen.

Heina Guderian southwest of Bryansk. London said that the Germans appear to be striking toward Moscow from positions in the Valdi hills, south of Lake Ilmen, and from the Roslavl area. These drives, are pointed roughly southeast and northeast from positions about 230 miles from Moscow. Apparent relaxation of pressure on the Leningrad front may indicate that the Germans, unable to make decisive progress in their siege of that great city, have switched powerful divisions to the southeast for the new Moscow offensive. Admit Fierce Attacks.

The German high command for toe first time admitted tb strength of the Russian defenders of Leningrad, reported that they had launched fierce attacks and had landed "strong forces" on the gulf of Finland coast but insisted that Nazi troops had repulsed both these attacks. In the Ukraine fighting continued to be heavy, particularly on the approaches to Crimea. London reported that Soviet counterattacks of a flanking nature have been launched against the C-erman forces along the Sea of Azov and Crimea and indicated that weak spots may have developed ia German lines held by Rumanian an Hungarian troops. One base for the Soviet counter-(Continued on Page 8) REDS IMPROVE UKRAINE FROfIT Three-Day Offensive of Budennj Rips Axis Lines, Regains Large Territory. By HENRY SHAPIRO.

MOSCOW, Oct. UP Russia claimed today a series of important successes on the Ukrainian front against German, Rumanian and Hungarian forces and secondary victories against the Germans on the Leningrad and Central fronts. On the Ukrainian front, according to special dispatches, the forces of Marshal iSemyon Budenny have recaptured In a series of counter-attacks 30 villages, an important road-junction town and territory extending to as much as 20 miles in depth. It was asserted that the Germans were suffering heayy losses In a vain attempt to fight into the Crimea and that after crushing a big Rumanian attack in the Odessa zone, the Russians counter-attacked and advanced several miles. Shell German Positions.

A special dispatch to the newspaper Pravda said Budenny's forces had considerably improved their front in the Ukraine as the result of three days of hard fighting in which they seized the initiative and ripped through German. Rumanian and Hungarian lines in several sectors. It was asserted that in mopping up re-captured territory the Russians had taken an entire Rumanian divisional staff. Dispatches indicated that the Russians had attacked on broad fronts in several areas of the great stretches of the Ukraine where the Germans had driven to the edge of the Donets River basin. It appeared that the Russians claimed the capture of SO villages in one area alone, against Germans and Rumanians; took the road-junction town in another area advanced 20 miles in 36 hours against German and Hungarian forces in a third and as the result improved their entire front.

"In forward positions the picture is entirely different as compared to that of a few days ago," the special Pravda disiwtch said. The Russian Black Sea fleet was reported w-opera ting closely with the ground forces, shelling German po sitions and communications while planes of the fleet air arm joined with the air force proper in constant attacks. t- A serious reverse for the Rumanians was reported from the Odessa tone, (Continued on Page 8 Dissenter Brandeis Dies, Eulogized as Great Jurist By GILBERT W. STEWART, Jr. WASHINGTON, Oct.

6. UP Re tired Supreme Court Justice Louis P. Brandeis, who died last night at the age of 84, was eulogized today by the bar and laymen as one of yie greatest judges in history. Death came to the noted jurist last of the great dissenters at 7:15 p. yesterday after a brief illness.

He suffered a heart attack last Wednesday and failed to recover. It was the only strious illness he had had since retiring from the bench in 1939. The Supreme Court, on which he served as an associate justice for 23 years, convenes at noon for itis first meeting of the 1941-42 term, rt will hear a statement by Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone on Brandeis' memory and adjourn immediately. President Roosevelt made no public statement, but sent from Hyde Park, N.

a private message to Mrs. Brandt is. High government officials and former colleagues praised Brandeis a one of the great men of American law who worked a lifetime to enlarge the common man's freedom. "Justice Brandeis was one of the very great jurists America has produced," said Attorney General Francis Biddle. "His Very unusual powers combined with a completely selfless point of view and devotion to the public interest made him one of the men who has done the most to strengthen democracy." Retired Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, who was associated with.

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