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Daily Huronite and Plainsman, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1944, Huron, South Dakota 58 YEARS of Service to CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA THE DAILY AND PLAINSMAN Weather SOUTH Snow flur- ries continued cold Continued cold today and tonight Minimum tonight 25 degrees Saturday warmer VOLUME uvm HURON SOUTH DAKOTA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3 SINGLE COPY REDS CLOSING Battle For Leyte Moves Into Final Stages v v v MacArthur Says Campaign Near Successful End Quits China Post By MURLIN GENERAL HEADQUARTERS Philippines Nov 3 OP Gen Douglas fe Arthur from a room where an j flier's bullet missed nisi head by 12 inches announced day the near of the campaign as his land sea and forces set z death trap for inac iast pert of flight for j Just two weeks after he turned to the Philippines four divisions were cor- nering bewildered Nipponese on west pressing for a j kill which would swell enemy casualties already past Associated Press War Richard Bergholz ported the were ing in finest fliers as battled to stave off the a I bitter aerial at Ormoc j in which 27 of down breaking cover over the convoy they were protect Kg Best Jap Fliers The Japanese fliers were above the he reported returning fliers as ing They held a tight tion over the ships and refused to break under repeated passes American planes were lost in the melee Today's communique suggested attention was swinging to other islands of the central Philippines reporting attacks by t WM Luftwaffe Smashed By United States Air Force V V V Clarence E Gauss States ambassador to Chios resigned his post President Roosevelt announced AP Leyte and Samar The general issued the com- alter a close brush with Rail Yards h Rangoon Given Heavy Bombing WASHINGTON Nov 3 jp carrying bombloads today raided railroad marshaling yards at Rangoon in Burma No planes were lost as a resul of enemy action the War Depart announced The took off from bases The an initial communique leH ing of the raid with a supple mental announcement There were no losses on this Sig Victory For Yankees British Rake Dusseldorf LONDON Nov 3 A sand British heavy bombers laid about tons of explosives and ire bombs last night on greatest arsenal of after a day in which U S fighters of the Eighth Air Force won their greatest victory of the war over the Luftwaffe A special communique from J S Strategic Air Force head quarters gave this description day and told of the destruction of 208 German aircraft over the synthetic oil center of Merseburg scaled down American losses to 40 heavy bombers and 19 ers Riddle Enemy Forces Fighter pilots destroyed 130 German interceptors in the air 25 aground some on Berlin airports 100 miles from burg Bombers shot down 53 while attacking the great Leuna synthetic oil plant The German air force mad one of its rare stands to protec its oil spring sending 500 planes to battle the armada of at- tacking craft 900 of which were fighters The Americana destroyed tOB German planes Take Cover From Jap Fire Americans Gain Two More Miles In Aachen Area By WILLIAM FRYE LONDON Nov 3 f The First United States Army forward another two miles from j southeast of Aachen today and the Berlin radio said j Lieutenant General Courtney H Hodges jabs along a front j were forerunners of the coming offensive The drive which netted a mile gain in two days after the shove through the Hurtgen For- est resulted in the capture of the village of Schmidt overlooking the Roer River whose muddy j clay banks interpose the next major barrier to the Rhine General Hodges men broke the concrete crust of the Seigfried Line at Aachen in the i first two weeks of October ed off as the battle to open the i supply port of Antwerp came to a virtual close with the capture the ancient Dutch port of Army the Berlin and aground were swift new Four victims jet-propelled death A strafing Japanese planet sent a bullet into the wall of room just missing him ition Disaster fast engulfed the The text of 20th Air ing survivor's of Japan's Communique No which oce so arrogantly a result of enemy Force tortured the heroes of Bataan Carigara has fallen The fighting Division of Maj Ger Frederick A Irving last big stand yesterday and ed the enemy's south of Palo of the 20th Air Force today carried out a daylight bombing mission against road goon in Japanese dominated ma The attack was made in sub- stantial force by elements of the the large Malagon marshaling yards at t out of Leyte Valley to the 20th Bomber Command from bases in India in coordination with elements of the Eastern Air Command Attacking by daylight the carried the largest loads per aircraft so far known northwest shore On Climaxing 12 days of the bloodiest fighting the triumphant 24th rolled forward over a highway to a juncture with the First Cavalry Division to be listed in aerial warfare Re- Maj D from aircraft over the which battled into Carigara area described the weather as j favorable and preliminary Japanese were in such I mates of damage inflicted arc haste reach and good No further information is turr south down the one escape j Available at this time highway to that abandoned west smoking Carigara Ormoc about 25 miles of the ad- Yanks Below Ormoc or the west coast the Seventh Division of Maj V Arnold which has been teamed with the J TT J Chance Of Living Dr PHILADELPHIA Nov 3 The odds are now two-to-one in today to have tavor of A B C and cut all the way across from yog and reached Baybay From there a coastal road leads 28 miles north to Ormoc At Ormoc the Japanese loaded troops on barges end ferried them to larger escape vessels but these were under at- tack by American patrol torpedo boats and fighter planes Fred Hampson Associated craft The victories fell 99 planes short of the record of 307 de- in a lengthy running tle over and around Schweinfurt and Regensburg on Aug 18 1943 The jet planes attacked in for- mation but only a few were able to penetrate the fighter screen convoying the bombers The New records 155 man planes beating previous ord of 117 Sept 11 down 130 Nazis beating previous record of 117 Fighter Joe L Mason shot down 38 planes breaking old record of 31 for a single day Fighter squadron Mustangs commanded by Maj George E Greensboro N C scored 24 kills Old record was 18 Fighter William J Cullerton Chicago HL destroyed eight planes two in the air and six on the ground for highest combined toll made in one day The Air Ministry estimated that during October American and British bombers showered tons of bombs on many almost twice the tonnage of any previous month Stokes Nation's No 1 Washington To Make Debut In Daily Sunday manded by CoL Columbus Ohio American of the of the fin which opened the invasion of lake cover from AP Wirephoto from Signal Map ore finding it difficult job keeping up with the Russian offensive Above map indicates by arrow Red singen Flushing and Domberg on Walcheren Island The few German guns 1 ing on flooded Walcheren Island on the north side of the mouth after the capture of singen were rapidly Binning out of ammunition Only a few scattered snipers remained to harass the Allies on either side of the river mouth entrance to Antwerp port Americans and British ing against the hard circle of German defenders holding south of the Maas Meuse oa the road to Rotterdam restored a head over the Little Mark River within MX mites of Scat V V V V V V V V V Press war correspondent with the 24th from the time its elements swept through heavy enemy fire on to the beaches at Palo said it wrote a stirring page in Ameri A can history in its drive to gara Ousted The swept into the town without firing a shot after an hour artillery barrage dislodged the defenders but in the days be- V fore that the fighting embraced including a bayonet charge Carigara was paid for in American Hampson said but he Ralph M Tyson in charge said the quads bave a good chance of living The most critical period is passed and if they live through the first 48 this chances are excellent he said The latest hospital bulletin said the four babies all be f The battle toll from the exacted a terrific Japanese Known enemy dead was around and there is no estimate of the number of artillery victims ing in swamps fields and wooded hills FAULT LAND SOLD PIERRE Nov 3 W Lands Commissioner John A Lunden announced today 517 acres of Faulk County land were sold lor at an average of Highest price paid was acre and low was tional the in good condition mother and Mrs their leen its also doing fine Mercury Slumps la South Dakota SIOUX FALLS Nov 3 IP Lowest temperature readings of the fall season were marked up today as the temperature ped to a chill 16 above at Philip 17 at Lemmon 18 at a Aberdeen 19 at Huron and in the low for many points in the state The War Is Only Reason For Continuing Fight V T V V T V V V T By MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst One of the most inquiring ple I know is my colleague ard Blakeslee Associated Press science editor who has a chant for abstruse problems as witness his demand that I ex- plain what impels Herr Hitler to continue fighting for a lost cause What Blakeslee want's me to do is read the dictator's mind to see whether the Nazi chief still has something up his maybe that's not a bad idea in view of yesterday's great air tle and other signs that a down is impending The difficulty is that while Fve good deal of Hitler at one time or Berchtesgaden Godesberg tin Munich I can't claim to read readily one of the most twisted minds the ever moulded Still this abnormal mind surely to some typical human emotions ao Victory Hope First off Hitler no longer the slightest hope of averting de- feat He's surrounded by over- strength ed by unlimited own fighting machine is crippled His war supplies are nearing ex- lite majority of his vital industries have been ed out His communications are in terrible shape His food plies finally are short SM WAB TODAY W A new and important addition to the Daily and already big time lineup of features will be inaugurated Sunday when Thomas L Stokes daily Washington column will make its formal debut to Central South Dakota readers a prize winner has been voted by the Washington correspondents themselves as the dent who does the best around job as measured terms of reliability fairness and ability to analyze the news Stokes column which will be found daily on The editorial page will be in addition to other features i ready carried His addition will give The the nation's two top-ranking col- in Stokes and quis Childs High Im PoH Of special interest to readers is the poll conducted among all Washington In Urn poll Stokes re- the award as the capital correspondent doing the best around job in terms of reliability fairness and ability to analyze the news Stokes polled 25 SM STOKES Attach The Americans attacked in moonlight a few hours before dawn in gaining their head to the left of the British and dug in while waiting for re- radio to hare passed Kecskemet southeast of Budapest in gary Shaded line is front as last defined by Moscow Today's Associated Press dis- patches said the Russians were within 14 miles from Budapest and had driven the Nazis across Tisza is northern Hungary AP Wirephoto m FDR Warns U.S Of Last Minute Whisperings By 3 W DAVIS Associated Staff Writer President Roosevelt said today that some reports concerning the incident and Secretary All the vital part of State Hull's health may have Island was in Allied hands with prompted his radio reference to v v v Revolution Is Reported To Be Raging In City LONDON Nov 3 The Bucharest radio said a revolution is in swing in t Budapest Meanwhile Russian troops I drove today within 14 miles of Budapest the German radio said tonight The enemy said Nazi and Hungarian forces had been driven back as far as the area south of that distance the Hungarian capital The Moscow radio broadcast to the Russian army that the ment has come to strike the death blow against We have entered the i lair the broadcast said Our j job is to finish him off The final phase of the war has been ed but it will mean fighting Strike out at the Germans all your might The enemy is being pressed back tht east and south The hai come to strike the death blow The Russians were pushing toward the Hungarian -n limits Gain In five days the Red Army has i advanced 50 miles over the level Hungarian plain one of greatest breadbaskets The opposing German and forces were reported to have lost half their trucks and a large share of their tanks as well as prisoners recently Northeast of Budapest Russian columns cleared the enemy a section on the eastern bank of the middle Tisza River on a front Csap on Czechoslovakian border and reaching down to captured sar 93 miles from the imperilled capital Six towns and villages were seized in the advance on pest from the south and the was rolled back on a front German broadcasts heard in London suggested that the sians might smash into Budapest the fall of Vlissingen a city of 22.000 and third port of Holland The new American assault be- low Aachen began yesterday on a front and quickly blasted its way forward for ly two miles overrunning the villages of and ack south of Hurtgen and log the edge of Hurtgen itself The Allied communique ed that our drive is continuing against stiffening resistance Nazis Expect Big The scale of the attack was not immediately apparent but the German radio reported it was opened with two infantry ments The Berlin broadcast said the Americans have strong re immediately behind their lines and an intensification of the fighting must be expected Canadians still battled forward under a crossfire at the western over the weekend the New Nazi Forces Russian communique said desperate Germans were what he termed campaign and He gave reporters at his news conference the same answer that that may have been what he was talking about last these three 1 What of the statement by Rep Judd that Gen Joseph W Stilwell an ultimatum on the Chinese ment demanding that he be given full of Chinese 2 What of reports that tary Hull is planning to resign and 3 That Vice President Wallace would succeed Try to Panic Voters The President stared in his White House broadcast that last minute accusations or sensational may de- in these closing days of the campaign trumped up in throwing in fresh forces straight from the march in an attempt to halt the drive and that during the day more than 2.000 enemy troops were killed and 58 tanks nd mobile guns knocked out The communique in a brief reference to the east Prussian front said 200 Germans were killed as the Russians repelled a Nazi south of Goldap Russian bombers sank nine man transports and damaged two in raids on Liepaja and other Baltic points an effort to panic the voters Today's presidential news con- end of the narrow granite way connecting Walcheren South Beveland Right as Governor Dewey returned Albany for a final remained before every driven from Walcheren an and eight miles long But Allied capture of some of the enemy's guns left those remaining 2 STOKES Chinese Forces Regain CHUNGKING Nov 3 VP Singling principal remaining Japanese bastion on the Salween River front in southwest China was recaptured today by the nese after a blazing five-day sault the high command this removed the last major obstacle toward of sod Burma roads and of land supply route Italian Fighting Halted By Rains ROME Nov 3 JP Unusually heavy rainstorms have brought operations on the Italian front once more to a standstill Allied announced today A few gains were achieved by the Eighth Army but there were no major advances as fighting Record Bag By British Airmen mired down limited the But in south central China the Japanese pressed hard against the pivotal Province city of One column oa the east was only two mites away A nese Army spokesman predicted Kweilin would be able to endure a lone siege Enemy remnants from linc retreated southwest toward the Chinese in full pursuit the high command terranean to less than 190 forties yesterday A small force hit objectives in night In Burma British troops con- their positions around captured on the raDway southwest of Myitkyina and sent patrols forward in the newest phase of drive to reopen sst overland Good Mr Carl Hoferman at lare S us to say Please stop my last ad I found Taay loot hog the next day after the ad wai ara the things like to hear be- we know then we can be of service to you so Phone 751 Bullet Almost Hit MacArthur GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS P H 1 L I PIKES Nov 3 General Douglas MacArthur missed ble death by the margin of a foot drive to be climaxed by a A strafing Japanese plane son Square Garden address 50 caliber bullet into the wall morrow night jof the room where the general Mr Roosevelt will speak from was at work It bored a hole 12 a couple of hours from MacArthur's port and Hartford Conn and Mass A new surge of name calling toward the hole and openly in the campaign i Well not yet LONDON Nov 3 U S Eighth Air Force fighter pilots set i new record by destroying 155 planes while escorting Mimbers to Merseburg Germany esterday Mustang and Thunderbolt pi- shot down 130 planes and de- another 35 on the ground in one of the great aerial battles of the war Lt William J Cullerton of cago led the aerial parade with eight destroyed two in the air and six on tUe ground Donald S Bryan Calif became an ace in one day by shooting down five Kazi planes Lt Arthur E of Nashville KaiL got four in the air and Lt Juel E Erick son Fofston Rot four on the ground Other scores includ Three in the Capt William J Stengle Waubun Minn One in the Capt Louis 1L Norley Conrad Mont Richard A Peterson 1110 Doug las St Alexandria Lt Karl M 201 Lake Bond in the Lt yen as Mr Roosevelt was pre- last minute Mr Roosevelt will make his ast major address of the tomorrow night at a ally in Boston to It Fladmark 1208 South Prairie Sioux Falls S TX fter brief appearances at When the general's aide Col- Lloyd Lehrbas dashed into the room MacArthur calmly nodded The general has had numerous close brushes with death The closest also was in the pines Shortly the war begin a bomb from a Japanese plane ex- be will speak informally a few feew from where Bridgeport and Hartford Conn and at Springfield Mass He also plans an election eve message to supporters We have been he said sst night that unless the ican people elect the Republican presidential choice the Congress not cooperate in the peace That -is a threat to build a party spite fence between us and peace I do not know who empowers these men to speak for the Con- gress in uttering such a threat he general was standing in the open The bomb wounded a pino orderly standing at Arthur's side Mr Roosevelt radio speech bit hard at what he termed the whispering campaign On the general vide field of the campaign the President advance toward pan is many months ahead of our own optimistic schedule result of planning and It would be a sorry and cynical thing to betray this CDS Pa MAKE ME WEARS IT I WHEN YOUR TO
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