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Portsmouth Herald (Newspaper) - October 18, 1943, Portsmouth, New Hampshire The Portsmouth Herald Forecast Continued cool temperatures past 24 high low 37 and noon today VOL LIX NO 21 The with THE HERALD June 6 1925 PORTSMOUTH N H MONDAY EVENING OCTOBER 18 1943 Continuing The New Hampshire Gazette Established October 7 1736 8 PAGES FIVE CENTS Red Troops Guns Pour through Cap Troops Albert 5 4 IMS hren named as Irmi of staff command The War Today I Blast Opening London Oct 18 Soviet mm and funs are pouring through a widening hole deep the Dnieper river loop be- hind Dnepropetrovsk ing to flank hundreds of sands of Germans to the east well an at Melitopol and In the a Reuteri dispatch from Moscow said today Thp dispatch said the Nazis were lushing up ing units from nil parts of Europe In nn effort to stem the onrushing Soviet forces which broke through a front and captured five German after two of heavy between Kremenchug and A wedge 15 miles deep had been driven Into Get man defenses a Russian communique said The broadcast communique re- tav thp Soviet monitor here i nf MIP also announced that the Red army r i matin a fourth major crossing nn thp nt the Dnieper this time below nf another Gomel chaining ahead six miles through the heavily defended man lines As In the streets of Melitopol or thp sixth the themselves another fiom the lower Dnieper a German high command communique Mnr il nf n R HUP In d 111 II til ft of n n In we know is nf mme all Euro- In in A HIP t H and the Continued On Page Two FIFTH ARMY TAKES THREE TOWNS ABOVE VOLTURNO D War Fund Workers To Banquet Labor and civic III join forces In ii at the to launch he of thp Portsmouth War Fund drive which will In this community for the and IB relief agencies i participating In the National I Lt USN active of the Boston City council I Henry Murray regional of he fact its nn American Federation of Labor pu ot the en- ggt G J wounded will marine from the Guadalcanal nr Crimean peninsula nnd Charles M Dale M hot In nre among the speakers who i with the wm brief at meeting of workers and chairmen from j eral communities In which are conducting for the National War fund at this Imp William W Cromie chairman of the Portsmouth War Fund drive Isthmus I will preside at the meeting which nnd of escape foi be preceded by a dinner at Nazi troops up nn thp Crimea Divisional Chairmen the T Wood William Walton and Andrew are of the Initial Gifts division In Portsmouth War Fund drive to Solicitation In division will be- In 11 a major i on the nnd ntr i -i s- i md bis n In danger off MIP morp U j nr with t i I llfp 11 in HP the nf The fi Rcch to he north 11 rnp of Melitopol of ti iml 100 miles phr A SILK FLAG symbol of op honors among organizations In the recent war bond sales contest in Portsmouth is presented by Mrs I E Stowe left chairman of the organisational division ot the drive to Mrs S G Kushlous president of Hadassah winning Meanwhile Alphy Morin of is given a war bond by R C L Grcer right general chairman of the drive Mr Morin was high man among dual salesmen in the retail division War Bond Winners Here Announced by Committee T In- n tO I to the last mi which L nnt Winners In war bond sales contests which were part of Portsmouth's recent war fund drive were announced today by the Portsmouth War Finance committee R C L Greer chairman Topping all retail store salesmen was Alphy J Morin of Greenaway's with sales of The lace organizations was won by the which sold cent of Its quota Quotas weie signed according to membership the drive worth were sold in Portsmouth Runners-up in the close tian lace the tabulation and of which kept bond drive officials busy for a week after the end of the drive were the mouth College Women's club 287 Rotary 284 percent ness and Women's club 240 percent League of en Voters 202 percent and Legion auxiliary 107 percent the College Women's club but a ference in membership and quota gave Hadassah the higher age score Other organizations participating in the drive were the Navy Wives club DAR Portsmouth Zionists Ki- wams Knights of Pythias AOH auxiliary Elks United Spanish War Veterans Women's City club Forest club V F W International of Machinists No 836 and Lions Winning honorable mention for their high sales marks all well over Railroad Wreck Data Goes to ICC Evidence brought forth at a hearing held by the Boston and Maine railway In Dover day to fix the blame for the crash of two trains in the mouth yards last day has been placed before the Interstate Commerce commission and the Public Utilities sion in Washington According to Herbert L Baldwin a Boston and Maine official the report will be by the two federal commissions and a decision if any is to be announced publicly may be released by them within the next few months Mr Baldwin said last that the accident was not the result of any mechanical failure but that the passenger tram leaving the Portsmouth yard enroute to Boston lan through an open switch and lammed into a tank car The collision ripped the side of the tank car and exploded the gasoline Cars Removed The locomotive passenger coach three tank cars and two handcars which were destroyed by the blaze have been removed from the scene by Boston and Maine crews Traffic through the Portsmouth yard skirted the wreckage on a mainline of the olc Southern division until tracks warped fc the heat of the fire were replaced Thursday afternoon end trams were able to use the lar lines An award of a war bond donated Highest Dollar Sales by Harry was made by Actual highest dollar sales i the committee to Mr Morin and a ed by an organization was by Continued On Page Two silk American flag was presented to the Hadassah Portsmouth Hits 138 Percent At the same tune Mr Greer an- that the total sales in the of thr Crimea nf thp Continued On Page Two and will continue through in the global the week drive on individual bond purchases The division with Eu- 0 was gene B general mana- ccj or 138.6 percent of the quota The achievement will entitle Portsmouth to purchase a rine chaser for the navy A ing plaque and a permanent plaque to be Installed inside the vessel are being made by the manual training department at Portsmouth High school Of the total 75 nao In i of thr of u lip lamp P apart of thp nmv and for i I o p e- R Yugoslavs Report Successes London Oct 18 ter fighting continued today along a wide front In via with ho Yugoslav al of Liberation re- porting new communication lines while acknowledging the loss of In the central Bosnia Troops retreating from in the Balkan Ruhr a communique said destroyed the Bllo railway tion a train near blew up a bridge and ped up two miles of track route to to slow the German advance The Soviet i Thf communique broadcast by De Marigny Starts Fight for Freedom Today in Bahamas of the old is shown In signed after be- Allied forces of and K K latis gave up their nv the iV part ot 0 that of the Danube was free nnd the 1 r i- foi the Crimea Nt Thp give was credited shaie of bond sales on the Navy yard during the period covered by not Yugoslavia radio reported but to maintain hrV Mr IUP and thr ot ami the u attacks by Marshal Rommel's ce were said to have been thrown when t finished we shall see on strengthen Tlie Partisans announced at Sevastopol on the On page Two Almanac Monday Oct IH 1913 War Time 3 59 pm 7 ot nm title 3 30 pni Tomorrow 4 15 am Moon full Dimout 30 pm 10 t 31 of nn enemy column near In Bosnia nnd the pation of the village of Student while local was reported On Page Two Killer Takes His Own Life South Portland Me Oct 18 APi Clarence A Hunter took his own life last night in the Noyes street bungalow where he killed his comely wife and her father last Thursday Nipponese Lose Planes With Speed Allied in the west Pacific Oct 18 a of brilliant victories Friday and Saturday announced today Lt Gen George C Kenneys flyers shot clown 92 planes and destroyed 12 on the ground Twenty-four more ably were shot down and 19 bly destroyed or damaged on the ground The most one-sided victory was scored over New Guinea's Oro bay Friday The Japanese lost 26 bombers and 20 fighters and bly 11 other aircraft Not one Allied plane was missing were damaged though some Apparently seeking to emulate the Allies recent punishing raid on baul New Britain the Japanese sent approximately 62 bombers and fighters against Oro bay Their bombers came in customary surprise the surprise was on the Japanese American fighters in intercepted the first wave and then came roaring into the battle raged from altitudes nnd County Attorney Richard S of 100 feet to feet York Chapman closed his Investigation J The enemy found it impossible to with a finding of double murder set through to Allied shipping In the bay And when those still in the air gave up and streaked for home they found it nearly as impossible to escape Allied fighters pursued them all the way to New Britain Hampton The bus mechanic Point in the heart the prose said apparently with the same gun that brought death to Mrs Ruby M Hunter 29 who had sued General MacArthur's communique her husband for divorce and John said the big force of enemy planes I W Richardson 87 was virtually annihilated Nassau Bahamas Oct 18 de Marigny stood before a ged Justice today and in a firm pleaded innocent to the charge that he murdered his wealthy father-in-law Sir Harry Nassau Bahamas Oct 18 dc Marigny ed his fight for freedom in the Bahamas supreme court today forearmed with a knowledge of all the evidence on which Crown's prosecutor seeks to convict him of the murder of his father-in-law Sir Harry Oakes The government's cards were laid on the table at thp lengthy pre- liminary hearing When five new wore discovered after De Marigny was ordered held for trial British custom required that their testimony be outlined In advance of the defense De Marigny has not yet shown his hand formally but has stated through his pretty joung wife Nancy Oakes de Marigny that he is confident of the outcome Arrested July 9 That has been his attitude since July 9 when he was arrested on a murder charge The body of Sir Harry one of the world's wealthiest men was discovered the previous day He had been beaten to death and his body left in a blazing bed Early In the investigation the prosecution asserted that a finger print found on a screen in Sir ry's room had been identified as De Two Miami detectives assisting the government testified that a microscopic examination re- hair burns on De arms in his beard which he has since shaved De Marigny Internationally known as a yachtsman has been m closs custody since his arrest He has a cell in which a light burns constantly His only contact with the outside world has been through his attorney Godfrey S Higgs and occasional visits of his wife Mrs De Marigny who was at- tending a Vermont college when her father was slain flew to Nassau innocence She retained mond C Schmdler private de- to examine the Crown's evidence and called in Leonardo Keeler head of the crime at Northwestern sity They have not disclosed their ings House Sure To Approve Pay Boosts Washington Oct 18 AP The House drove rapidly today toward virtually certain val of legislation to boost cial payments to dependents of servicemen of enlisted grades The amount of increases was the only question remaining General sentiment as the second and final day of debate got under way favored payments of monthly for a wife for a wife and one child and for additional children with smaller increases for totally dependent parents brothers and sisters and cuts in present for secondary dependents The military committee dug in for a last-ditch fight for its own scale of payments for a wife for a wife and one child for a wife and two children and for additional children These figures compared with ent payments of for a wife for a wife and one child and for additional children The higher payments of for the first child and for additional children were incorporated in a already passed by the Senate and reflect the views of a majority of the Republican members of the House committee and of the lican House leader Rep Joseph E Martin of Massachusetts The second day of public hearings on the War department's contract settlement meanwhile found Comptroller General Lindsay Here Study Gas Course Thirty members of the local cil of Defense including tive air raid wardens gas crews auxiliary police firemen and bers of the New Hampshire State guard attended a two-day gas school held here this end The school directed by Maj berto P Thompson OCD gas officer for New England was held in three sessions A laboratory demonstration of war gases and motion pictures were given at Portsmouth High school Saturday night lectures on first aid cleansing stations and methods of gas de- were given at the High school yesterday morning and tures on gas masks and practice in field identification of war gases were held on the Junior High school grounds in the afternoon The army's chemical warfare crew from Grenier field conducted a demonstration on poisonous gases Other officers directing the school were Seward T Ridlon state officer and Oilman K Crowell state gas officer Sandstorms Blind Red Soldiers at Melitopol Moscow Oct 18 AP storms of such intensity that the soldiers were blinded have swept over the Melitopol ground at the southern end of the front the Communist party organ said today Whipped up from the Steppes the thick clouds of dust forced the troops to carry their rifles and automatic guns under their raincoats but the barrels were constantly clogged and the men are attacking with hand ades the dispatch added York Girl Dies after Accident Elizabeth Rokey daughter of Raymond Rokey a Portsmouth Navy yard employe and Mrs Rokey of Long Buach York died at the York hospital Saturday evening six hours after she was struck by an automobile near her home According to police there the child was crossing the highway to the beach with an older brother when she was hit by a car operated by Arnold Anderson a local taxi proprietor An investigation is be- ing conducted York county authorities In addition to her parents she is survived by several brothers and sisters 8th Army Holy City Allied Headquarters giers Oct 18 Gen Mark W Clark's Fifth army in slashing take battle has driven be- yond the Volturno and ly occupied the towns of Cancello and rone British Eighth army patrols are stabbing ward into the Apennine backbone toward Rome lied headquarters announced today From the Fifth and Eighth army fronts came reports of erous fires in the enemy rear areas This pointed to the possibility that the Germans were destroying supply dumps preparatory to a general withdrawal although there was nothing else to indicate that further Allied advances toward the Italian capital from any direction would be made except In the face of the most Portsmouth School Sales Boost Bonds to The Third War Loan In Portsmouth was boosted 351 by sales of bonds in the city's public schools It was an- today Chairman for the school sales during the recent bond was I Beal principal if the local Junior High sche il Jap Planes Sink 4 The Tokyo radio quoted an Im- Headquarters communique that Japanese Flynn Case Settles into First Round San Francisco Oct 18 venile court was the setting today for the opening round of tion over Mrs Shirley Evans san's charge that screen actor Er- rol Flynn is the father of her year old daughter Counsel for Mrs Hassau ned to ask Juvenile Court Judge Thomas M Foley to take custody of the child from Mrs Florence len of San Francisco a great aunt as a first step in her possible trans- j fer to custody of her mother Mrs Hassau has filed suit at Los Angeles against Flynn asking 000 for legal and medical expenses plus a month for support on her petition to have the actor de- clared the father of the child Robert Ford attorney for Flynn arrived here over the weekend and said his client was willing to submit to blood tests to help determine whether or not he is the father and her faith in her ren scheduled as principal witness val planes sank four Allied trans- ports in the harbor of Buna New Guinea on Friday and shot down 14 of more than 100 fighters which went aloft to intercept the raiders The broadcast recorded by the Associated Press said that a fifth transport was set afire and edged the loss of 15 Japanese planes No such losses as reported in the Japanese communique have been acknowledged by the Allies Mosquitos Hit Targets In Berlin West Germany London Oct 18 bombed targets in Berlin and western Germany without loss last night while fighters attacked airfields and communications in territory the air ministry announced today Hitler Gives Allied Headquarters Algiers Oct 18 German private named Hitler surrendered to the American Fifth army after swimming naked across the Volturno river quarters announced today German Nationals Leave Azores October 25 London Oct 18 Vichy radio an- today that German als in the Azores now awaiting re- patriation would depart Oct 25 aboard a Portuguese ship The move is a sequel to the government's action m granting Britain air and naval bases in the islands under an old treaty stubborn opposition General Clark's American of Salerno captured the towns ot and in the high Continued On Two Seven Men Leave Here For Service One of the youngest fathers ever o leave this area for tive with Uncle Sam's armed forces boarded the train at the depot with six others this morning to begin service in the S Benjamin F Griffith 18 band of the former Miss Florence Moody of 11 Marjorie street Is the father of a daughter born three weeks ago at Portsmouth hospital A native of Emporium Pa he ed here six months ago to work In a local brewery The other In the group Roger L Nelson of 3 dan avenue his birthday today Three also left this morning They include Trefethen son of Mr and Mrs Reginald Trefethen of land who has beon working In the shop at the mouth Navy yard since last Paul Wiseman son of Mr and Mrs Perley E Wiseman of 406 nett street also a worker at the navy yard before his enlistment and Robert Kirby of Wentworth street Kittery former construction worker for the Portsmouth bor The oldest man in the group Norman Ingraham 21 of 72 son street a graduate of mouth High school and former dent at the University of New Hampshire was an electrician at the navy yard for two years be- fore his enlistment Send-off committees at the tion included Mayor Charles M Dale who gave each man a carton of cigarets on behalf of the city State Rep Mary C Dondero who presented them with leather books Major and Mrs William J Cashman representing the local unit of the salvation Army who distributed service kits Mrs Rose Murray as a tive of the Service Mothers club Council John S and Philip H Sanderson representing local board 19 Neal O'Hara New York Oct often wonder whether Franklin D doesn't say to her after she's returned from an argosy itinerary or just a short trip of often der if he doesn't say Eleanor why don't you sit down and rest a And she says Why yes I am a bit fatigued And I will sit down and rest right after I hop out to Omaha to make a brief after- luncheon talk There's a woman you can't nail down with a pile driver She Is here today and gone this afternoon FDR himself is not a person who likes to stay home home on Hie hearth the year round But times when he feels a touch of wanderlust he can take a sedative and wake up next morning in the White House The First Lady would find herself in Seattle or Sydney Maybe that is why Mr Roosevelt is fooling around with the Idea of It would be mighty hard for Eleanor to settle down for- ever more at Hyde Park where the sight of a timetable would give her the double
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