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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 5, 1944, Abilene, Texas bundle scrap paper -For Salvage Pickup Today ® In Business District; Sunday in Residential. Wht Abilene Reporter ~j0cvus ^ «rit^ t * t i s', I \r/^\ r tn \ T D I IT I V \ C' I ti \    \    N.    II    Pfll    ^    Pi    rn    to SUNDAY VA. LXI V,NO. 140 A TEXAS 2"*u* NEWSPAPER -WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES ”-Biron _ ABILENir TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 5, 1944 FORTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (AP) United Press (U.PJ PRICE FIVE CENTSReds. Yanks Advance, Retreat Axis Situation Grave ^ a® In Budapest Theater I St Opinion Bars Many Soldiers From Polls LONDON, Sunday. Nov. 5.—(AP)—Russian anks p dav crashed into Soroksar, only a mile outside shell-torn nilarLrt and then were hurled back in a great armored bat-u S« » ic the edge of the imperilled Hungarian capita Bildaf^st radio announced late last night in a broadcast deS my8miieesA^utheUasf °onf Budapest' other Soviet troop. . a lo, the Tis™ river stronghold of Dzolnok in a great wheel-1;^ movement that sent Red Army units charging across the Budapest-Dzolnok trunk rail way on a 19-mile front in pur luit of the enemy retreating " formic r- M arsha I JCP* Stalin ennounced the fall of Dzolnok, whose capture cut the enemy's direct escape route into Budapest and secured another valuable Tisza cit sing for Red army reinforcements flowing into the Budapest battle. A total of 40 Himgarlanloca-    criticism    of    the    Iranian tie.*, were swept up during^tht day- s Russian Paper Flares Back In Oil Controversy MOSCOW, Nov. 4 —(ZP)— Renew - LONDON, Nov. 4.—(AP) — More than 5.000 Allied planes gave Germany a seven-barrelled aerial blitz today, smash ed Berlin said both sides v.rre trowing in fresh troops. Dispatches rrla*rd from Stockholm said street fighting had broken out between Hungarian workers and Nazi ■ troops inside the capital, and Ahat the German commander. Tien Alfred Jacob, was having considerable difficulty In maintaining order. The admitted Russian penetra- goveminent for refusing to discuss oil concessions to Russia until after the war. Izvestia. official Soviet government paper, declared today that American troops were in Iran without any agreement with Iran. (Presence of American service troops in Iran was disclosed In 1942. Their mission has been to supply war materials to Soviet Russia via the Persian gulf route and the tim to Soroksar put Red army tanks Trans-Iranian railway, which Am-within six miles of the heart of erican Army men operate and have Meanest Soroksar is on the east virtually rebuilt, along with berk of the Danube due south of highways. Immense quantities AUSTIN, Nov. 4 —I/P'— Attar-1 constitutional, ney General Grover Sellers held to- I This would include, among others, dav in an opinion requested by Gov. persons who have lost a hand or Coke Stevenson that war veterans foot, those permanently disabled, suffering physical disabilities of 40 j and all dibbled veterans of Im per cent or more are not exempt eign wars where the disability is 4C . .from payment of the poll tax topper cent or more. ing at 11-Reich industrial Cities qualify them for voting in Tuesday's It, would presumably not Include and pouncing on Nazi troops j general election.    persons over 60 whose exemption is Although Stevenson’s request    for    mentioned    in the statute held inure opinion referred    specifically    on-1 valid, but    whore exemption is alae ly to war veterans    who have    re-    granted in    article 7 section 3 of the turned from the front too late to ; .state constitution, obtain from county tax collectors | The immediate effect of the opin-the required certificate of exemption the attorney general held that the statutes exempting all such persons from the requirement are un- along the western front in day and night assaults. The big day was rounded out by the attack ton'ght of more Man 1,000 RAF heavy bombers against Bochum, important industrial city in the Ruhr. During the day American heavyweights on widespread big-scale raids met no opposition from the Luftwafre. U. S. Eighth Air Force bombers and fighters, victors over the German ar force Thursday when they destroyed 208 Nazi planes for a loss of 59, reported eight bomber and six fighters missing from a force of more than 1,900. Through heavy clouds they bombed oil refineries in the Ham-burg-Harburg aren cf northern Germany and at Misburg near Hannover, a synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen and railway yards at Hanover and Saarbrpcken. Intense anti-aircraft fire was encountered over Hanover and Gelsenkirchen. The Americans saw only a few Truman May Not Have Privilege Of Vole Tuesday INDEPENDENCE. Mo. Nov. 4--I up i —Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Harry S. Truman will have to get a court order if he expects to vote for himself—or anybody else— German jet-propelled planes “which npxt Tuesday, it was revealed to-did not attack," a U. S. communique [ dav One German front report broadcast late last night said: “For hours now the Russians have been pushily up the roads to Budapest and Jlkinst the German Danube bridgeheads. The Russians have strong numerical superiority. Berlin announced the Russians temporarily had seized Vecses and Uilo only five ana eight miles of Budapest, but said southeast __ _    .    ,    .    .. twv were then thrown out of those rail towns in fierce counter-at- tfRCkS.    .- French radio broadcasts said Fed army tank spearheads already had broken into Buda- «r,rst’9 subuths, hut this was not Confirmed by Moscow. However, dispatches from the Koviet capital and Berlin broadcasts said Russian artillery and planes cc ere pumping explosives into the capital. Aa Budapest dispatch relayed by Berlin said Soviet planes roared con'tantly over the Danube city, bombing and machine - gunning streets clogged with German troop, tank and gun columns and knots «frantic civilians. ong caravans of vehicles jammed with fugitives and their scanty possessions flowed westward across tne Danube bridges out of the city as German reinforcements passed them enroute to the battle line in <*> city's outskirts, the broadcast wid. new of Ameircan arms have gone to Russia over that route. (Russia and Britain took over Iran in the summer of 1941. dividing the country into northern and southern spheres of influence. Iran long has been regarded as potentially one of the world s rich sources of petroleum. (The Soviet purpose In apparently questioning the propriety of American presence in Iran at this time, when the Persian gulf supply route is less vital to Russia, was not made entirely clear by the long Izvestia article.) Izvestia reviewTd Iranian foreign policy throughout mast of the 20th century and asserted the Soviet union took the lead in helping Iran abolish the old regime of capitulations. Izvestia said the Soviet government "cannot fail to consider” that Iranian refusal of a Soviet oil offer "is a manifestation of reactionary7 Iranian elements w'hich aim to prevent a rapprochement between the U. S. S. R. and Iran." said. In a coordinated strike. 800 bombers and 400 fighters of the Italy-based U. S. 15lh Air Force struck oil plants at Regensburg and Augsburg and, banking off to the right, also hit rail yards at Munich and Linz. RAF Lancasters during the after Election officials said the senator would have to convince a circuit judge that campaigning for the vice-presidency was a valid reason for being out of his home district during the regular registration period last month. Under election laws In Jackson county, outside Kansas City, regls noon attacked Solingen, city *OUth I tration books are thrown awTay immediately prior to each presidential election and all voter? are required to register, regardless of whether they voted in the previous election. Only a court order permits registration after the regular period has closed, officials said. of the Ruhr and famous for its light engineering industry. Wimberly Field Gets Extension Escapee Believed Jo Have Taken Car BAIRD, NOV. 4—(Bpi)—Thurman Motley, 19-year-old escapee from the Callahan county jail, may have token the 1939 Buick sedan which Was stolen from the driveway at the home of Homer Connel at Clyde late Friday. Sheriff B. O. Brame reported late tonight. ‘■We have learned that Motley had stopped at a farmer’s house on s way to Clyde after he escaped, e sheriff said. Mr. Connel, a trucker, reported his automobile had been stolen after IO o'clock Friday night. He told the sheriff it had about 14 gallons of gasoline. *The car is black and had Callahan county license plates No. 190- 083.    . Motley, who was being held on a bench warrant for trial en burglary charges, escaped Friday morning. ti Midland Man’s Funeral Sunday MIDI,AND. Nov. 4(Spl)— Frank Ingham. 78. a resident of Midland 16 years, died in his home Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held in the First Christian church Sunday with th Rev. J. E. Pickering officiating. He was born September 8. 1866, in Nebraska City. Neb., and moved to California when he was IO. Six years later he moved to Taylor County. Mr. and Mrs Ingham w7err married July 15. 1888 at Abilene. They moved to Crockett County where they ranched for a number of year*. They then moved to Reagan The Wimbcrlv field—Jones county a most prolific oil pool—has been extended half a mile west and the s Nev; Idria-Kelso field half a mile north by the Hedrick Oil company No I Tarplev, which is estimated to be good for 2.500 to 3,000 barrels daily, natural. The well has just been completed as a dual producer in the Hope and Gunsight lime and is one of the heaviest in that sector. Located 330 feet out of northeast corner of section 103, hloek 126. Godwin subdivision. Dewitt County School land, the No I Tarploy is hah a mile north of the Mara-caibo production on the Kelso and "ween half a mile west, ot Fain Az Mc-Ga ha's production on the Tarplev. The No. I Tarplev flowed at, the rata of 53 barrels hourly from 2.-4?8-48 feet, in the Hope lime and at rate of 71 barrels hourly from 2.507-17 feet In the Gunsight lune in three hour test. At that rate it would be good for approximately 3,000 barrels daily. The Hope was treated with 250 ba I rels of acid and the Gunsight With 1.000 gallons of acid. The well flowed before treatment. Luther Hedrick, Wichita Falls oil operator, has been here for completion of the weil. He has be^n an active operator in the Abilene sector for a number cf years, opening the Akarri field, northwest of town in Jones county. Salvage Paper Pickup Today ion was open to question. The state comptroller has estimated that 204,-410 persons holding exemptions under the various statutes and the constitution would be eligible to vote in Texas this >ear. He has estimated the total voting strength, including these and 1,362.733 paid poll taxes, to be 1.567.143. Tile comptroller's figure of exemption is based on an estimate and no breakdown is available in his office on how many of those exempt from the poll tax fall within the groups affected by the opinion. The opinion was written bv Fagan Dickson, assistant attorney general and approved bv Sellers. In Texas an opinion of the attorney general’s department does not have the effect of law, but is sought by department heads for their guidance on legal questions. Governor Stevenson could not be reached for comment. Large Soldier Vote Expected Tuesday NEW YORK, Nov. 4—'Ti—For the first time since the Civil war. great numbers of fighting men will take part next Tuesday in the election of a president of the United States. There is every indication that their part will be a major one. Somewhere between 3.000,000 and 4.000.000 service men—and women of the auxiliary services—will vote by absentee ballot, according to estimates by state election officials. Forecasts of the total vote range from 39,500,000 to 50,000,000. In this election, however, officials of at least ll states—with 206 of the 531 electoral votes—have SIR JOHN If!LL Sir John Dill British leader, Dies in Capital WASHINGTON. Nov. 4 -    — Field Marshal Sir John Dill. head of th* British Joint staff mission in the United States, died tonight in Walter Reed Army hospital He had been ill for several months with anemia. Sir John was 63 years old. He ir-tired as chief of the British imperial general army three years ago and served as governor of Bombay until his assignment to Washington. He is survived by his widow, Lady Dill, and one son by a previous marriage, Major John dc Guerin Dill, of the artillery. Divebombers Flatten After Flight LONDON, Sunday, Nov. 5.—(AP)—American troops, a1* though driven back from the high water mark of their invasion of the Reich, the town of Schmidt, held their lines to the north firmly last night while Allied troops in southwestern Holland plunged ahead and the German radio said the battle of Walcheren island was near its end. The doughboys scrambled out of Schmidt, 15 miles southeast of Aachen, under pressure by German infantry and tanks, but a few minutes after their withdrawal swarms of -----U. S. divebombers flattened I    ill    the    town,    leaving, according VAT I It0 a frontline dispatch, the lr\l)\    jH| HJJ    walls    of only two houses I A few thousand ffltmv troops s ’ill k I    pi f    were    fighting on Walcheren. but IM AIA/    I AtAHCO    witD the Allies advancing on all I ll* VV    IV I* I Cf I IjC    ,r;p' ?hrm anri thri! route *    WIW*    j    of    e    jc    app fin'deft. they could only swim. surrender or die. k I    Allied    troops clearing the west- MA2r I lrmnf cm flank in southwestern Holland I Ila ll I VVI I I I UL 1 fo: the impel ding oftensives tiara- ■    I    ■    ■    I    W    it.ered forward two miles in a gen- nrr.i advance that swept to within Bv the Associated Press three miles of the last German es-Desperale reinforced Jap- bridge at Moerdijk, now with-anese troops on Lrvte. battling m ' iii 1 \    ,, J . f p, , , Al _7 A few thousand enrmv rearguards were pressed into a strip three miles deep on (he southern hank of the Maas river, and these were under aerial assault as (heir transport columns jammed the roads. The battle spread along the Ma aa nearly 20 miles east to a point we;I of ‘S Hertogenbosch, where the British under a violent artillery barrage broke across Aftwatering to retain their foothold on that strategic central Philippine island, hastily prepared defense positions today in the hills overlooking the plains north of Ormoc, port town on the west central coast. Troops of the 24th U. S. ditwin land- Ship Loss Early Last Year Told WASHINGTON. Nov. 4 W Details of the sinking of an American transport by an Axis submarine in the north Atlantic with heavy las* ex- J of life early in 1943 were revealed pressed the opinion that the soldier i for the first time today, vote could be decisive.    The    vessel,    the    Liner    Henry    R Each of IO other states, with 112 Mallory, which in peacetime Hew electoral votes among them, expects the Clyde-Mallory flag in the New a soldier vote larger than the phi- York-Galveston run, was in a con-Today’s the day to have those rality it gave to President Roosevelt1 voy carrying Army, Navy and Ma- vision launched a British Royal sea assault against PinamopO- J canal and fought north more than an seven miles west of Yank- a mile in a new drive to unhinge - Hr Ll Carigara on the northern Jhr «>«">'*    «»<•*    *iwl i    f .V    ~the last German across the river, md of the Ormoc comd I. u, g infantrymen in eastern Hoi-The Japanese counter-attack- iHnd, defying mud and mortars, ed near Capoocan, midway plowed ahead more than two miles between Carigara and Pina- i «»<(, recaptured Osjwl is mile, ut    uir,«riii>.e southCNt of the Allied base at mopoan, but were bloodily - Ejn(jhovfn, thereby erasing almost pulsed.    al' the gains ground out by the American fighter pilots destroyed abortive enemy offensive a week many armored vehicles, trucks and, ago. artillery landed with rein*™,,    SSftSS.    St several days ago, They weir hitting AimiCK in the Vosges fought on east enemy convoys north of Ormoc through the mountains, deepening old newspapers, magazines and other bits of paper on the curbing lira ii opponent, in 1940. Relations Resumed County where they ranched until I 1928. Ingham retired from active ROME. Nov. 4 —</P)— The Italian ranching in 1928 and moved to government announced tonight that j Midland. He had been in ill health for several months. in front of your home. G. I.’s with big army trucks from Camp Barkeley will be coming up your street to pick up waste paper in the monthly paper .salvage drive “Every bit helps," said Ca pf. Norman Turnbull, in charge of the paper collection. "You ran take a good poke at Adolf Hitler right be the eyes—by putting the paper on your curbings. Paper i; vitally important in the war effort and it is needed now." The bundles should be tied and placed on the curbs by 8 15 a m "Don't, wait until the trucks havr gone by before putting the paper on the curb,” Ca p t a I n Turnbull warned. A half-carload of paper wa* col lected on Saturday by military personnel driving two Army trucks. The paper was collected at Trent and in the business district of Abilene. Included were two loads of paper from Camp Barkeley—about 6,000 pounds. A convoy of 45 trucks and approximately 170 men will leave Camp Barkeley at 7:15 am and collecting of paper will start at 8:15 a rn. There will be runs durine the day—two this morning and one this afternoon. Texas Regulars Decline GOP Offer or to Wendell L. Willkie, his Repub-1 rine Coni; personnel to Iceland when attacked during a snow storm and heavy seas. Nearly 300 service men were missing when survivors were    rescued    by the coast guard cutters    George    M. Bibb and Ingranm. Thirty-eight members of the ship’s crew of 71, including the master, also were lost. Many service men were killed be-HOUSTON, Nov. 4 (TP) E. F low7 decks by the explosion cf Hic Townes, chairman of the executive torpedo. The heavy weather made committee of the Texas Regulars, launching of lifeboats and rafts today    declined    an    offer    by    R.    B.    j difficult and several were smn lied* Creager,    Republican    National com-    while being lowered, mitteeman, to grant the Regulars Details of the sinking were repel equal representation in the state cd by the War Shipping adminlstra-(G.O.P.) machinery from top M 'Unu in announcing pa-mein $422,333 to Agwilines, stopping organized movement of men and equipment over the highway leading to Carigara. Fliers of tile U. S. Central Pacific command blasted numerous Japanese island base- hitting shipping and ut lier targets in the Palpus, Marshalls, Marianas and Gilberts and at Yap and Marcus. In only one theater of war— China —wert the Nipponese meeting with any sucres**. They were knocking at tile door of Kweilin, huh of < hina's important southeastern defense system. 'they were on the run in w estern Burma and on the ( hi -nose side of tile Burma border. The Japanese situation In Burma was so critical there was a possibility of their total withdrawal from that country. A Chinese high command eom- a wedge driven into German lines blocking the way to the two vital passes of Bussang and Schlucht. Fivt hundred prisoners were seized vc&terday. The first German counter-attack on the First Army front was broken but the enemy came back a second time with tanks and shoved the Americans out ot Schmidt and back to positions about a half mile west, a front dispatch said. I aier In the day the Germans mount (Mi a third attack northwest <>: the town, supporter! by at least ten tanks. But the Americans held firm at Vo -cliack, two miles north, anc in their line. hell re Hurtgen, to the north Foven enemy tanks were destroyed. Allied fightci-bombers hammered German infantry and tanks while medium bombers prowled the Rhine party to bottom.” "I note in today's paper an Invitation from Rr. R. B. Creager to the Texas Regulars to join the Republican party," Townies said In a prepared batement    nfZt.Z‘Henry R. MaUory prefab* ie one of Inc., New York, for the io.s of the vessel. The navy on Feb. 22, 1943, nn-ncunced the los of two ships In the north Atlantic with heavy loss of life, but did not identify them. The publication, xxx must be declined because we are believers in the fundamental principles of the Democratic party X X x" The statement said the "Texas Regulars regret, the fart that Mr Creager has not yet seen fit to do the only political thing and Join with the majority of the members of his Republican party in supporting the Texas Regulars ticket. Hr of them. George Sealy, 63, Dies in New York communication lines. German lines along th* Mark river five miles south of the Moas weif crumbling fast, as the Poles threw7 two more bridgeheads acra^s, captured Terhevden, and fought tv o miles northward, rapturing Wa gen burg within three miles of the Maas 24 Servicemen Surviving are the widow; six children; Clyde Ingham of Monahans, Mrs. H. D, Carlock of Tucumcari. N. M., Mrs. L. B. Pemberton and Mrs. L. A. Arrington of Midland, Sgt. Seth Ingham, now serving in the Netherlands East Indies, and Homer Ingham of Las Vegas, N. M., and ll grandchildren. The salvage yard is located one    must    know7 xxx Hia* the Reptile- China    officially    had    informed    Pre-; block cast of the Abilene Chamber    dean    ticket could not possibly win mier Ivanoe    Bonomi    that    it    had    de-    of Commerce building. Ablineans    in "’exits this ;ear. even if their are invited to visit the salvage yard    a ere    no Texas Regular ticket in and watch loading of the boxcars.; the field, xxx’ cided to resume normal diplomatic relations with Italy. SOLDIER VOTE MAY DECIDE ELECTION The Weather #M Clou «; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY:    Partly >udv Sunday and Monday. EAST TI NAS—Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday. Shower* near (he upper coast Sunday. Not much change in temperature.    .    _ WE SI TEXAS—Partly cloudy Sunday and Manila'. W armer panhandle and south plain* Sunday. TEMPERATURES Sat. HOI R Colorado City Votes To Observe Nov. 23 Jit. - Tri. AM. rn - fi3 * fit -fi ’> -fi* -High . fi * -    r ’ -    r 3 -    63 -    «( -    fit -    63 -    65 -    fit -    *n , s. 9. IO ti 12 - Tri. P.M. - 14 - 27 73 71 63 63 fi2 «3 64 and and High and and 4«. iun«et la»t low :>9. low temperature* to 9 p. game date lait year: night:    6    *7 ffcunriir this morning. 7.J3. sunset tonight; ti.IG. COLORADO CITY, Nov. 4—(Spl) —Colorado City merchants and schools will observe the first Thanksgiving date. November 23, this year as a holiday rather than the traditional last Thursday. The decision was announced after a poll of business men who attended the regular Lions club luncheon here this week had been taken. Stores here are also being closed on Saturday, November ll, while out of 2,000,000 the town observes Armistice day. j the polis Nov. The American Legion will celebrate with a breakfast, a bean feed, and a patriotic program. The afternoon program here will include a football game at 2:30 .between the Colorado City Wolves and the Roby Lions. BY GEORGE GALLUP Director, American Institute of Public Opinion PRINCETON. N. J., Nov. 3.—The soldier vote may be the deciding factor in many states where poll samplings show a nearly even division of sentiment for Roosevelt and Dewey. The effect of this soldier balloting can be seen bv taking Massachusetts as an example. In Massachusetts, with a total of 2,275,000 f I igible civilian voters in this election, the Associated Press estimates a turn- 7. On the basis of interviews with a cross-section cf this qivilian pop- GALI UP ulation, tlje Institute's semi-final i report last week showed 50 per rent for Roosevelt In Massarhu- votes, setts, 50 per cent for Dewey, The state will have, in arldi-tion to the civilian vote, a servicemen's vote estimated at 150,000. If these 150,000 servicemen should divide 70 per cent for Roosevelt, 30 per cent for Dewey, the Roosevelt figure for Massachusetts would be increased by nearly 1.5 per cent. If the soldier vote divides 60-10, it will give Roosevelt an increase of a little over one-half of I per cent. Similarly, in a state where Dewey happens to lead ta itll 51 or 52 per cent of the civilian v~tes, a heavily Democratic soldier vote could operate to reduce the Republican figure to something even closer to the 50-50 line, and make the election a toss-up in that state. Political observers will pay particularly close attention to the soldier vote in a group of states where poll results are now showing an equa. di7. ision of civilian popular , velt, and 9 PIVOTAL STATES f( ivilian Voters Only) Electoral Votes FOR Dewey ll Kentucky ... 47% 8 Conn........ .52 48 8 Maryland .... . .51 49 16 Mass......... .. SO 50 35 Pa........... . .50 so t Delaware .... .50 50 IO Oklahoma ... .50 50 6 Oregon ...... 50 IS Missouri ..... . 49 SI 8 VV. Va....... . 49 51 4 New Damp. .49 SI 47 New York .. . 49 51 4 New Mexico . 49 51 16 New Yersey . 48 52 4 Idaho ....... . 48 52 25 Ohio ........ . 17 53 19 Michigan ... . .47 53 5 Maine ...... . 47 53 3 Wyoming .. 47 53 ll Minnesota .. 17 53 Of the remaining 27 states of the NEW YORK, Nov 4 —-(SP)—George Sealy, 63. head of the Sealy Interests in Galveston, Tex., and prominent In Texas financial and civic circles, died today in his apartment at Hotel Weylin. He was a member of the state prison board. Sealy had been ill for several days with pneumonia. With his wife, Mrs. Eugenia Ta>lor Sealy, who was )()nk with him at his death, lie had come U(m, to New York last month to attend TldfUm SC(t0r. the foreign trade association con- on the Chinese side of the Burma vention and the national conference jrontjer iine, where the prize of munique said    valley    to    the    east. attacking enemy in progress in the eastern, noitnern Brid western suburbs of Kweilm American airmen, flying in support of the hard-pressed Chinese, killed more than 750 Japanese soldiers and many horses in the Kweilin .sector. Meanwhile radio Berlin, quoting Tokyo, said Nippon forces captured Kweilin. The Chinese hit at the Japanese Kweilin supply lines as they recaptured all strong positions on the western and northern outskirts of l/*|| J J I unvan. 90 miles northwest of the|^|||gQ |[j Llujl! Kwangsi capital Another Japanese column struck to within 18 miles southwest of RweiUa and 90 miles northeast of Liuchow. The latter is now7 the chief railway center in free ( hiua. An American air bane is located there. In northwestern Burma the Jap-at ese retreat to the south and east continued as British Indian troops oTrortN Wh!t«dMdSeinPmi|tion that .ny of the passenger, had HANFORD Cam. Nov 4 —(*A— Twenty-four persons died when tn airplane crashed near here tonight, Sheriff Orvie H. Clyde of Kings county reported. Clyde said that the plane appeared to be a commercial airliner, and that the persons killed were Armv and Navy personnel. The bodies were scattered over an . I arca of a mile. There was no inriica- attempted to bail out. officials and parole of- union, 18 were found sure for Roose-sure for Dewey. of prison fleers. Member of a family long prominently identified with Galveston Sealy was a nephew of the original John Sealy whose will was responsible for establishment of the John Sealy hospital in Galveston. He alo was chairman of the board of the Hutchings-Scaly National bank of Galveston; chairman of the board of the Galveston Wharve,5, Inc.; and a director and treasurer of the Sealy-Smith Fnun- j elation which has given large sup-1_______ port to the hospital and to tile University of Texas Medical school facilities in Galveston. Sealy was president of the International Creosoting and Construction Co. and headed a Galveston hardware compay, and various cotton concerns. Survivors include his wife, two sons, George Sealy Jr., and Lane Taylor Sealy; a daughter, Eugenia Sealy all cf Galveston. war is the vital Burma mad. the Japanese fled over mountain trails, after losing Lungling city.    ! Possibility of total Japanese withdrawal from Burma was posed by Preston Grover, Associated Press war correspondent in Asia. Oui mg the past spring and summer the Japanese in north Burma, were estimated to have lost around; 100,000 fighting men killed. They other thousands in China's Yunnan province near the Burma Romanian Officials Offer Resignations LONDON, Nev, 4—-(A’1—The Romanian government, w’hicli has been accused by Moscow of protecting Fascist clements, has resigned and has been reconstituted on a more Democratic basis, the Buchaiest radio said tonight. THE NATIONAL ELECTION . .. For latest election results . . the latest returns . . recd th® Wednesday Morning November 8 Reporter-Ne*.$ Non. subscribers to the morning edition should make arrangements now through their Reporter-New s agent or carrier boy for a copy of this edition. Fresh, complete news cove’’age is a specialty of The Reporter-Neics. The Reporter-News ;

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