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   Thomasville Press (Newspaper) - October 20, 1944, Thomasville, Georgia                                 r  SEND THE PRESS TO FRIENDS IN THE  ARMED SERVICr  VOLUME 42  >0/  THE PRESS GIVES YOU FULL LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE  THOMASVIIXE PRESS, FRIDAY, 0010BËR 20,19U  M-  NTJMBER 0  GENERAL iPWHUR KEti. PROMISE TO RETURN TO PHIUPPINES AS INVASION OF ISLANDS IS STARTED  General MacAi^tluir',? promise to return to the Philippines ia now being fufilled with the reported American invasion on the Eastern side of the Central part, at Leyte, where strong naval task forces aind transports were supporting the landings, wliich have been reported by Tokyo.as coming at a rather unexpcctcd place.  For tlie past few days American bombers and cavi-ier planes have kept up an inces.sant rain of bombs on Manila and other parts of the iiilands in a softening up process and with the attacks that have been made on outlying islands, the Philippines have been cut off to a large extent from outside aid. •  The recent attiicks have cost the Japanese around 1,000 planer, and hundreds of ships, and while the Americans have sustained some losse.s, they are believed to be very ?mall in comparison. These attacks have incluclod heavy raids on the-island fortress of Formosa and othei's in and around the inner circle of .Japanese defenses.  Tokyo broadcasters arc now having some difficulty oxplaininff the new situation to the .lapanesc-in view of tlieir exagg-^rafed claims earlier this week in which they said 52 American warships had been sunk and the Americans piit to flight by the Imperial ng,vy, and the projected invasion of the Philippines set back two months.  ON THE WESTERN FRONT In Europe on the western front, the siege of Aachen goes on with about half that city now in American hands, but with the Axis resisting desperately. In Holland at points along the Siegfried >, litrie t3aere ,are indications of aii impending new offensive which it ' "Is Soped will be pf such magnitude . as will throw thè'CSéhnahs out be-•."'fei»- Christmas. To this end the  allies have been building up reserves of supplies, this being the  great problem at the moment, it seems.  KliSSIANS MOVINii FORWARD  On the Eastern front the great R^issian armies, from the Baltic to the Black Sea have been on the move during the past week, new gains of a vital nature having boon made in the Baltic area, followed by an invasion of East Prussia at a number of points. Farther South the Red armies liave also crossed the Carpathian mountains and gone into Czechoslovakia and they are putting great pressure on the Hungarians, having made notable advances in Yugo.slavia, where they have .ioin-ed forces with the Tito partisans.  BRITISH INVADE GREECE  The British have made new landings in Greece and now occupy the canital city of j,\thens as well as other places, and all the allied forces are joining hands in a determined effort to close the escape gap on many thousands of Hermans in the Baltic sector.  TOUGH GOING IN ITALY  The American and British armies in and around Bologna, in northern Italy are having tough going. With rain and mud hampering tlieir efforts plus the stiff resistance of the Germans the situation is one almost approximating a stalemate.  ON THE HOME FRONT  On the home front, the Republican and Democratic candidates for the Presidency, and their respective partisan followers continue to make charges and counter charges a? to the conduct of the war, and with reference to the post war peace era, in which it now appears one of the big questions for the voters to decide, is, who will be the best able to handle the peace conditions as well as meet the war situation.  NOW á SERVICE OF COUNTRY  Coolidge, Ga.—Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bannister of Coolidge have established something of a record for the area in the number of sons now serving their country in World War Two. Six of the eight sons have answered calls to the ser vices—and the ether two are too young to be considered yet.  In addition, a daughter is training in Charlotte, N. C., to become a nurse.  Pvt. Henry L. Eannisler, 34, Is with an anti-aircraft gun battery at Port Bliss, Texas. Before entering service he was circulation manager of the Memphis, Tenn., Commercial Appeal,  Staff Sergeant Maurice L. Ban-nis.er, 32, is wH'r a military police attachment somewhere in France, having been transferred there after going through most of the Italian campaign. Formerly employed by 3 large mill at Knoxville, Tenn., he h.HF been overseas almost two years Pvt. William Arthur Bannister, 26, is stationed at the Flexible Gunnery School at Kingman, Ariz., and prior to going into service was technical director for a radio station in Memphis.  Staff Sergeant Wylly fBudciy) E Bannister, 24, is with a Headquar ters and Headquarters Squadron, Service Group, somewhere In thf t;outhwesi Pacific. Before entering .service more than two years ago he was connected with a hotel In Memphis.  Emory L. Bannister, fireman first class, is 23 years of age and now  We, Too, Have  BILLS TO PAY  we  ask t o  That's why our Subscribers watch the expiration date Oil your subscription, as shown on the address label, and then send us a chedc.  THOMASVILLE PRESS  is stationed in Bermuda after service in Scotland and North Africa.  Robert Zay Bannister, 17, finished high school in May and recently joined the Merchant Marine. He has just left for the south Pacific.  Mrs. Bannister, mother of the group, will be remembered as Miss Lula Whitfield of Funstpn prior to her marriage.  Hon. W. Fred Scott Second Dist. Chairman For Demo. Committee—  Announcement w^s made Monday of Mr. Fred Scott of this city, as chairman for the Second Congressional District for the forthcoming Democratic presidential campaign.  The Democratic Committee has for its purpose the matter of getting out the vote for the November 7th election, and county chairman for the entire district as well as in every county in the state have already been named, it is understood.  Mr. Scott was asked by the state organization, headed by Mr. Ivan Allen, prominent Atlanta business and civic leader, to head the Sec-(•nd Distiict organization, and Mr. Scoit has already accepted the appointment and will direct the effort to get out the vote in these fourteen counties.  The naming of these special committees by the state Demo-ciatic leaders is a part of the general campaign to try and get the voters of the state to support the Presidential ticket headed by Mr. Roosevelt. Mr. Frank Porres-tei, last week was designated as county chairman for this county.  Miss McKenny Becomes Bride Of William Warner Sunday—  Miss Forrest McKenny daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. H. McKenny of Coolidge, and Mr. William Warren son of Mr, and Mrs J. A. Warren also of Coolidge, were quitely married Sunday afternoon Oct. 8th at the home of Rev. and Mrs W, R. Croft in Meigs. With the Rev. Croft officiating in Uie present of few close frienda-  Mrs Warren completed her education in the Pavo High Cchool later entering Dr. Daniell Hospital at Pavo, where she h^ been employed as a nurse for the past three years.  Mr. Warren Is one of the most prominent farmer in Thomas County near Coolidge. The many  observahons  By  By LEE E. KELLY_  Some few years ago a committee from the United States Senate was probing into the records with reference to the election of a Senator to see if the law had been compUed with or if there was any reason why he should not be entitled to his seat in that august body. The committee had finally gh'en him the green light and everything was all right, it seemed  * * *  But another Senator, it is stated, get- up and suggested that the committee should go still further into his record, even beyond the time of the election period which was specifically under investigation. In other words, the Senator demanding a further investigation wanted to have thè whole record  revealed. .  « * •  But some other Senator immediately protested this move on the ground that it would hardly do to go back too far into the re-" cord, in such cases as it might be establishing a bad precedent.  The gentleman was probably correct, for it probably would not be difficult in all too many instances to find something which might disqualitfy many from such a high office. Pure and spotless records seemingly are a rarity, especially in politics.  GRAND JURY PRESENTMEMS OaOBER TERM  The present presidential campaign. seems to have brought out some more thoughts along this same line, and it so happens.that they have originated as a result oi the selection of a member of the United States Senate as "a running mate for the President— Senator Henry J. Truman.  «mm  While now a member of that great and able body, the Senator-senms to have had some bad associates in the past, and like all men who have ever lived, his reputation has followed him. His former association with the Tom Pendergast political machine in Kansas City does not add anything to the lustre of his character, ror does the fact that he is a product of the Pendergast machine serve to recommend him too highly to the rest of the country.  GEORGIA, Thomas^ôunty:  We, the Grand selected,  chosen and sworn- at the October Term, 1944, of Thomas Superior Court, respectfully submit ^these our General Presentments:  We have, during our deliberations, investigateB all matters referred to us, and have returned bills of indictments in cases where thé evidence in our opinion war-rantèd such indictments.  y^e wish to express our appre-ciattlon of Sheriff Dixon, and Chief of Police of Thomasville, Stegall, alito other officers of the towns and county, in their general enforcement of our laws.  '^ere continues to be operated in ; the County what is knovm as Ju|^e Joints, most of which are licensed beer saloons. From investigation an apparent Increase con-tinkes to exist, and from cases brought to our attention, there still exists lawlessness, directly or Indirectly from the operation of such places. It Is urg^tly requested thttt such places be brought under proper control or licenses revoked,  We fix the compensation for G^nd Jurors, Petit Jurors and Court Bailiffs at $3.00 per day for the ensuing year; and the com-peiisation for Riding Bailiff's at ^0.00 per day for the ensuing year.  The reports of the various committees are hereto Utt^ched and made a part of Chesé dur General Presentmnts.  previous Grand Juiiea have repeatedly brought out the fact that Gambling is still and too prevalent throughout our County. Each cIlQzen would be rendering the Ccwnty a great iserviee to report to the enforcemiint officers any In-foAnation that they may/have conceiving gainbllng or other forms of llawlessnéfis coming to their at-teiition.  We realize the important tone-  to the Presiednt, who had the final say as to who ,his running  mate would be.  /* • »  Someone has said: "The Lord glv^s us our kinfolks, but he allows us to choose our friends."  f * m  The President has seen fit to choose his friends from among the stooges of the notorious Pendergast political machine. Pendergast has served a term in the penitentiary for political corruption, but his power in Missouri politics still is dominant.  Normally it wouldn't make any difference to the rest of the folks whom Mr. Roosevelt chooses fof Lis frjends and co-workers, but as President of the United States, he has a solemn and sacred obligation to the people of this nation, to have for his 'running mates, for his association in the conduct of the affairs of government, and as advisors, men whose past records are above reproach and whose reputations will stand the very closest ihvesiigatlon even by their most avowed political enemies.  XXX  We doubt from what we have lead about Mr. Truman's past, and about his rise in politics as the stooge of Mr. Pendergast, ; whether he is the kind of man who ought to be heir to the Presidency of the United States. Yet that is exactly what he would be as vice president, if he should be elected, for if the President Mr. Roosevelt should die during the r.ext four years, Truman would become the President of the United States.  m m <  The old adage that "birds of a feather flock together" Is as  true today as when first spoken.  ♦ • •  Mr. Truman, according to well ruthentlcated reports, certainly kept some bad company back in Missouri, where as a member of the Pendergast political machine i® was able to get a seat in the United States Senate, and is now headed for the Vice Presidency of  inl^^i®? the possi  bility that within four years, he, the product of one of the nation's niost corrupt political machines, may become President.  '^e battle Is rlsrng in intensitv and taking on greater proportions." the Berlin- radio said, "The Rus-sians have brought rtp most of weir forces from Finland and ptonla and fung them into tho fray."  The enemy said the» drive, under command of the 36-year-oId Rus-rian Jewish general, Ivan D, Chemlakovsky, was aimed at Ins-terburg. The battle was reported savage all along a 30-mile front from Schirwlndt to Kalvarlja In Llthuante._  friends of this fine couple through out the County will congratulate them. They will make their home near CooUdge, Georgia.  and fee® that all drivers'^should exercise sufficient care In the operation of such vehicles. We appeal to our citizens to continuously caution their employees who ofS6?ate these vehicles to be more careful In their iflriving, and to riemember their responsibility toward the public.  We recommend that the Clerk of this body be paid an additional fee of $2.00 per day for his services.  We recommend that ttese Presentments be published In the official organ of Thomw County.  We recommend that Mrs. H. B. Puller be paid the sum of $5.00 for her services In helping us to prepare these our Presentments and Committee Reports.  We wish to thank the Honorable Judge O. H. Dukes for his able Charge to this body, and thank Honorable George R. Lilly for his untiring cooperation with us the Grand Jury; we also thank Sheriff C. M. Dixon for his continued cooperation for law enforcement in the County. We also appreciate the assistance extended by all other officials of the County.  Respectfully submitted, (Signed)  JOSEPH JERGER,  Clerk.  E. H. HARRELL, Foreman.  Filed in office October 17, 1944.  J. F, SINGLETARY, Clerk.  We, the Commitee appointed by the Grand Jury to Inspect the County Property, Inspected the County Farm and find it In good condition.  We also Inspected the County Jail and found it in as good condition as could be expected for a building of its age. We wish to commend the work of Supt. R. W. McMillan and Sheriff C. M. Dixon. ELMER T. HORNE,  Chairman. B. W. STONE, S, W BROOKS.  Report Of The Road Committee  We, the Commitee appointed by the Grand Jury to Inspect the Roads & Bridges of Thomas County, find that the roads and bridges in the county system are in a reasonable good condition of repair, considering the shortage of labor and materials for this type of work.  We have also Inspected the State roads in the county and find that the earth roads in this system are in poor condition. We recommend that these roads be put In good condition as soon as possible, and that a copy of this report be forwarded to the State Highway Divisional Office at Tifton, Ga., calling  JOHN L. TURNER, SR., CLAIMED BY DEATH EARLY SUNDAY  Friends throughout the state are grieved to learn of the death of Mr. John Lovick Turner at his home early Sunday morning. The end came after an illness of several years, during which time has borne an affliction with marvelous patience and consideration. He was suddenly stricken and died within a very few momenta thereafter.  Funeral services were arranged for Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence on East Jackson street with the Rev J. C. G. Brooks officiating assisted by the Rev Joseph Cook of Columubs. Internment took place after the services at Laurel Hill cemetery witti the followine acting as pallbearers; J. Harvey Trice, Wilbur Milton, Brown Cooper, W. F. Mcln, tyre, W. C. Ball and John Searcy.  Mr. Turner was a native of Hancock county Georgia, being born March 5th 1866, son of John and Ella Pierce Turner of that section, his progenitors and family having been distinguished In many ways and illustrious In civic activities and In the pulpit of the Methodist church. He was married to Miss Nell Gardiner, April 30th 1890 at Sparta. A short time later Mr. and Mrs. Turner moved to Thomasville. some forty three years ago, and ha entered the wholesale lumber business in which he' was engaged for thirty years until his retirement. He had previously been in business in Macon and was well known throughout the state. He became a part of this community, in business and social life and wai ardent in his attitude toward the cause of religion.  When the TMCA was organized ho became one of the directors In 1903, through the years has given liberally of his time and talent to its development and actlvle usefulness. He was chairman of the -board,an honorary position, at the time of'his death. He served as a steward of the Methodist church for years and was honored with tbe office of Chairnu^i of the  JNpyrt -.oi. terms.  In many ways he lived nobly and consciously committed to the finer attributes and virtues of life. He was genial and wholesome, and an arden sportsman, a man with borad views of fellowship and friendly intercourse. It Whs an additional pleasure for him to lend his power and Influenced the worth while civic projects, altho for himself he sought no prestige or emolument. Everytjiing that met his Interest created In him a splendid desire to be of personal aid In Its achievement and In many was. In many enterprises he has won a high place In the affection and esteem of all people In this section. It's a deep distress to many of his older friends to learn of his passing, another one of the traditional builders of a finer citizenship and a greater economic prestige in the town he came to love and strove for.  Slight In physical build he was big In heart and mind. His courage was self-evident, his honesty undefiled, his course was run in the acceptance of the highest traditions of a worthy Une of ancj&stors who builded in their traditional way to the enhancement of humanity and Its activities.  He Is survived by his wife and  ( Continued on page 4)  attention to the condition.  C. C. WURST,  Chairman. R. H. CHASON, ELMER T. HORNE, P. W, HALL, J. W. GRIFFIN, E. J. NORTON.  We, the Committee on Public Records, appointed by Grand Jury, made an inspection of the following County Officers' books, Ordinary, Tax Collector, Clerk of Courte, County School Superintendent, Tax Receiver, Sheriff and Clerk of County Commissioners, and find them in excellent shape.  We wish to commend these officials for the excellent way In which these records are kept. R. L. GRIFFIN, G. B. ISLER, L. T. VICK, G. L. DURBN.  The foregoing General Presentments of the Grand Jury at this Term of Court having been rtad in Open Court;  It is ordered that same be spread upon the Minutes of said Court, and published.  This the I7th day at October, 1944.  O. H. DUKES, Judge Superior Court, «I^boma« County, Qa.  HURRICANE OF mi INTEMSITY HEADS FOR OCEAM  A hurricane of frn^at forr hn > been raging for the past tv/o o-three days in tho Caribbean and Thur.'iday had ruvonl n/Tor^.s I'.ip Florida,keys into Minmi. ;! ! aero.ss tho Rtatc to Tamp;!., iU Petersburfi 'uid otlior pr)iníí; :ip. I Thursday afternoon was t("!>i':!. i swirling north north a^3twf!!•a !<.-ward .Tacksonville and ouS; into the Atlantic.  A number of lives were lost, .' i unknown number injnrrd and nui damage done in Cnbfi whoro t'¡ ■ storm hit Tuesday and W.uhi • day, and damage o.sümí.^.od nt. twenty million dollar;; is ronoi 'i^ l to have been inflicted on the citrní, crop in Florida. Some damage y^';' ^ done at several point's but up to late Thursday no lifo loss had bo.n reported in Florida.  Thomasville and vicinity expecting? heavy wind.s Intc Thnrrs-day afternoon, as indicniful bv vv-ports of the blow '«t' JaiikM.-nn'ire. but no .«seriouei danin;;i> \vn<! I){ liv\'-ed likely aa it Avan ¡CU. tbo i-Snriii would ciiminislj in inUMisity b.-jfr^- ■ it reached here.  No reports of (liinmtve  had been received in Lhi", ru!Ction Up to late Thursday uri-moon.  FREIGHT ENGii HITS ANOTHER !N EARLY MORN WRECK  The sidetrack of Akbi-'-IVlcBride iiear the Fletelier stveet erosping of the Coast Lino was tlie scene of a freight wreck Wodncadr'v' morninji: at '1- o'clock, in whieli tour cars, three loaded were wrecked, a switch enghie was put out of commVf?sYon and tlio big mogul of a freiR'ht train temporarily Incapacitated.  A switching crew hnd taken three loaded carñ to the AWay tracks to station them for tin loading. The «witch from the main line was left opon. A freight train going easi started out at about that time and failed lo note the red light on tho pwiu li until too late to prevent a rol alo»,.with the enfldtQi» and-  WW'ttffhigrr'-r,-'."" ■  Engineer Patterfion of the freight made every effort to stop the train before a crash occured but failed. The engineer on the «.witch engine, Mr. Generet saw the danger when the frei?;ht headed out to make the big Rratie toward Smith Avenue and r'iiMlizod the danger in time (o watn all of the crew to stand liaek. Thoy h11 left the engine and cars In tlnit-v not to be affected.  The Impact was So Hevere Mint it practically tore up tho cab of the switch engine an<l would undoubtedly have killed any oo ¡cupants, had they remained In the engine. Tho freight engirió was not badly damaged. A part of one of the warehousea of the Aldafy establishment was damaged but It was-remarkable, that no more injury was inflicted than is tho case of the two engines coming together in a very narrow space between building» and other installations on the Biding, The force of the Impact drove one car of hay ahnoHt Into the buck ,of the home of Mr. Andrew Za-■lunuiH on Madison Htreot, It waa stopped by the. dump of earth .it the end of the track, after the cars had torn down a Irage fjyea-more tree and generally rootisd up the track and .several treca and shüubs.  Lt. Rembert Jarrei! Now Recovering At Finney Hospital—  Friends of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Jarrell will bo interested to know that their son, Lt. liembert Jarrell, who was seriously wounded In action In Italy, July 6, Is now convalescing at Finnoy Oeneral Hospital.  Though it Is still necessary Cor Lt. Jarrell to remain in the hoK-pital, he is x-espondlng to treatment well and his complete recovery In time Is assured and it Is a consolation to his family and friends to have him back home again.  Lt. Steve Watkins Assigned to Flying Fortress Unit—  VAh AAF in Italy, Oct. 13- • Second Lieutenant Stove M. W u-kins, Jr., 21-year-o)d D-17 co-pilot, of 22,'! PaHc Avenue, Thomasville. Ga., was rici'ntly aBslgned to a > AAF I'-iyin^; i-'ortre.ss unit of the Fifteen^ • < A ir ij'virc<;,  Lt, Watkin.«? joined the AAP on February 20. 1943, and received liis i: ; r appointment on June'ai», VM'',. He was awarded his pilci vving.s at Lubbock, Texas, on Mic. (2, 1944, and left the state? ioc overseas combat "duty in Septem-ber, 1944.  He was graduated from Thomr«.;-\ ¡11" l-iiph school in. 1942, and lu t-or ;;.t,t"n':efi the University of Georgia.   

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