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   Portsmouth Herald (Newspaper) - October 18, 1943, Portsmouth, New Hampshire                                The Portsmouth Herald Weathef Forecast Continued cool. temperatures (past 24 high, S3; low. 37; and noon today, S3. 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 t'f.VNS ft- Albert C'onrtv 5, 4 _.rcr IMS hren named as Irmi detin'v rlilef of staff Mnunlhatten. N'i.  thp HV- nt the Dnieper, this time below nf another Gomel, chaining ahead six miles through the heavily defended Ger- man lines As flftluinf! rBKPd In the streets of Melitopol (or thp .sixth clny, the Narils themselves MigKfstecl another retieaf fiom the lower Dnieper a German high command communique Mnr il nf 'Iv-li n R HUP In d OH- til'1 .111 II i[ pfpl ntu'P til ft unvptiiru' of ilntlnn whetlvr n n ahcadv In we know is qtll'e tiunt nf mme llslH all Euro- In in .inif rruptlon I'peic pnln'.s A' HIP t rLsls H sii'i'h, and the bnt- (Continued On Page Two) FIFTH ARMY TAKES THREE TOWNS ABOVE VOLTURNO D War Fund Workers To Banquet Labor, manairement, and civic "III join forces lo- nljtht In ii rnllv at the Masanlr Tcmplp to launch (he lolltntlnn r.impnljtn of thp Portsmouth War Fund drive which will ral-se In this community for the I'SO and IB relief agencies i participating In the National U'nr ftintl. I Lt. Jiune  Aliii-h linvp chftrac- t i I' rtifurovii llfp hn.i 11 jsppclul in 'HP unith b> the sptnd- nf Pipkoi) The hard- fi Rcch to 'he north alteadv ,11 rnp of Melitopol lah'-wlnK iinrhor of ti" iml i> nnlv 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 organiTation. Meanwhile Alphy Morin of Grcenaway's is given. a war bond by R. C. L. Grcer, right, general chairman of the drive. Mr. Morin was high man among indivi dual salesmen in the retail division. War Bond Winners Here Announced by Committee "T In- n (Hprl thP.se fol'CPS tO I' to the last mi i  two miles of track route to to slow the German advance anpnii The Soviet i Thf' communique, broadcast by De Marigny Starts Fight for Freedom Today in Bahamas of the old is shown In -ia signed after be- Allied forces of r.n 'tuikev and Snr- K K latis gave up their nv. the Dnnublau iV tpdpd part ot Bes.s- 0 Mmclatu. ntid ngieed that of the Danube was free nnd thnt the Bliuk 1 npu'idlUed r'' i- flrfh' foi the Crimea "Nt Thp Blifck give RU.S was Poitsmouth's credited shaie of bond .sales on the Poitsmouth Navy yard during the .period covered by I_______________________________ Blnck not onlv Yugoslavia radio reported but to maintain hrV Knrcl "Mr th? ?tUlp0urt IUP and thr ot sPllt' whprc ami the u attacks by Marshal Erwln Rommel's ce.' were, said to have been thrown when t' finished we shall see on strengthen _thelr, Enemv Tlie Partisans announced at Sevastopol on the On page Two) Almanac Monday Oct. IH. 1913 War Time 3 59 pm 7 ot nm :iiah title 3 30 pni Tomorrow 4 15 am Moon full Dimout 30 pm 10 t 31 clefont of nn enemy column near Ernot.ikl In Bosnia nnd the occu- pation of the village of Student. while local fighting- was reported (Contlnue4 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 Heactquarteis in the South- west Pacific, Oct. 18 a seiies 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 prob- ably were shot down and 19 proba- 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 pioba- bly 11 other aircraft. Not one Allied plane was missing, were damaged, though some Apparently seeking to emulate the Allies' recent punishing raid on Ra- baul, New Britain, the Japanese sent approximately 62 bombers and fighters against Oro bay. Their dive- bombers came in customary surprise the surprise was on the Japanese. American fighters in P-38's intercepted the first wave and then P-40's came roaring into the battle. Dog-fights raged from altitudes nnd County Attorney Richard S. of 100 feet to feet. Penonuls Hatlln 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 KUtery S-SI The 29-year-old bus mechanic Kltlery Point hlnvself in the heart, the prose eutor 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 red-robed, whlte-wig- ged Justice "today and in a firm pleaded innocent to the charge that he murdered his wealthy father-in-law, Sir Harry Oakcs. Nassau, Bahamas, Oct. 18 dc Marigny start- ed his fight for freedom in the Bahamas supreme court today, forearmed with a knowledge of all the evidence on which Ihe 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 Har- ry's room had been identified as De Marigny's Two Miami detectives, assisting the government, testified that a microscopic examination re- vealed hair burns on De Marigny's arms a.nd 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 oc- cupied 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 band's innocence. She retained Rav- mond C. Schmdler, private de- tective, to examine the Crown's evidence, and Schlndler called in Leonardo Keeler, head of the crime laboratoiy at Northwestern univer- sity. They have not disclosed their find- ings. House Sure To Approve Pay Boosts Washington, Oct. 18 (AP) The House drove rapidly today toward virtually certain appro- val of legislation to boost finan- 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 al- lowances 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 pres- 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 bill already passed by the Senate, and reflect the views of a majority of the Republican members of the House committee and of the Repub- lican House leader, Rep. Joseph E. Martin of Massachusetts. The second day of public hearings on the War department's contract settlement bill meanwhile found Comptroller General Lindsay War- CDMeo Here Study Gas Course Thirty members of the local Coun- cil of Defense, including representa- tive air raid wardens, gas crews, auxiliary police, firemen and mem- bers of the New Hampshire State guard, attended a two-day gas spe- cialists' school held here this week- end. The school, directed by Maj. Al- 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, decon- tamination and methods of gas de- tection were given at the High school yesterday morning, and lec- 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 pro- tection 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 battle- ground at the southern end of the front, the Communist party organ Fravda 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 gren- ades, the dispatch added, York Girl Dies after Accident Elizabeth Rokey, EI.X-J ear-old 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 Headsfor Holy City Allied Headquarters, Al- giers, Oct. 18 Gen. Mark W. Clark's Fifth army in slashing give-and- take battle has driven be- yond the Volturno and "firm- ly occupied" the towns of Cancello, Ruviano and Ner- rone. British Eighth army patrols are stabbing west- ward into the Apennine backbone toward Rome, Al- lied headquarters announced today. From botli the Fifth and Eighth army fronts came reports of num- 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- nounced today. Chairman for the school sales during the recent bond cam- paign was Ravmond I. Beal, principal if the local Junior High sche il. Jap Planes Sink 4 Ships7 The Tokyo radio quoted an Im- perial Headquarters communique that Japanese na- Flynn Case Settles into First Round San Francisco, Oct. 18 venile court was the setting today for the opening round of litiga- tion over Mrs. Shirley Evans Has- san's charge that screen actor Er- rol Flynn is the father of her 2H year old daughter. Counsel for Mrs. Hassau plan- ned to ask Juvenile Court Judge Thomas M Foley to take custody of the child from Mrs. Florence Mul- 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 awerted her faith in her hus- 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 acknowl- 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 Mos- quitos bombed targets in Berlin and western Germany without loss last night while fighters attacked airfields and communications in oc- cupied territory, the air ministry announced today. Flash! 'Hitler' Gives Up! Allied Headquarters, Algiers, Oct. 18 German private named Hitler surrendered to the American Fifth army after swimming naked across the Volturno river, head- quarters announced today. German Nationals Leave Azores October 25 London, Oct. 18 Ger- man-controlled Vichy radio an- nounced today that German nation- als in the Azores now awaiting re- patriation would depart Oct. 25 aboard a Portuguese ship. The move is a sequel to the Por- tuguese government's action m granting Britain air and naval bases in the islands under an old treaty. stubborn opposition. General Clark's American yeterans of Salerno captured the towns ot Nerrone and Ruviano in the high (Continued On Paee Two) Seven Men Leave Here For Service One of the youngest fathers ever (o leave this area for ac- tive dutv with Uncle Sam's armed forces boarded the train at the depot with six others this morning to begin service in the S. navy- Benjamin F. Griffith. 18, hus- 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 mov- ed here six months ago to work In a local brewery. The other 18-j ear-old In the group, Roger L. Nelson, of 3 Sheri- dan avenue, celeb-ated his birthday today. Three 17-yeat-old 005-5 also left this morning. They include Regi- nald Trefethen, son of Mr. and Mrs Reginald Trefethen of Green- land, who has beon working In the sheetmetal shop at the Ports- mouth Navy yard since last April: Paul Wiseman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perley E. Wiseman of 406 Den- 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 Har- bor Dcsfenses. The oldest man in the group, Norman Ingraham. 21, of 72 Atkin- son street, a graduate of Ports- mouth High school and former stu- 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 sta- 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 representa- tive of the Service Mothers' club; Council John S. Dlmock, and Philip H. Sanderson, representing local board 19. Neal O'Hara Says: 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 .won- 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 SPAPFRf today and gone this afternoon. FDR himself is not a person who likes to stay home, home on Hie hearth the year 'round. But some- 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 fourth-term. 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 SPAPFRf   

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