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Later, he alleges, he saw them “caress" in a car On another occasion Mai. Boone charges, he saw Mrs. Boone sitting on McCown’s lap after they had driven to t a "wooded area " A district court Jury was told today that Maj. Boone is under indictment in a North Carolina court for embezzlement in con nection with the trust funds set up by the estate of Mrs. B<xjne's parents. CHARGE DELETED The charge of adultery, origi nally included in the libel suit.' wa* deleted by the court in a pre-trial decision on the grounds the statue of limitations has expired. One of the letters, read to the* Jury, reported Boone's indictment and an appeal by him from an adverse North Carolina supreme court decision pending in the court of appeals. McCown denied any intimacy with Mrs. Boone and told the jury he was careful never to be alone with her. after he heard Maj. Boone had threatened to sue any one having anything to do with her. WEDDED IN 1934 He said he associated with an older attorney in representing Mrs. Boone and did nothing with out his supervision. The wedding of the Lightner heiress and the descendant of the fabulous frontier fighter. Daniel Boone, created a furor in Detroit society circles in 1934 More than 1.500 of the coun try's top drawer society including many from Detroit, attended the wedding in North Carolina Mrs. Boone is a Vassar gradu ate. Britain Eyes Auto Mart LONDON. Nov. 16 (UP)—Brit ain’s automobile industry’ will pro duce a small-sized postwar car in hopes of capturing a sizeable por tion of the overseas market, a London auto official said today. In the Times TODAY luttrr Hvaltb !• I* Bur I • R»«Un Prn»ram» <**■•lll*l • Ball««* < h»rl 1» (min 34. 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Army casualties in France, the Lowlands and the German border region from the time of the invasion to Nov. 1 totaled '200,349. Of these. 35,884 are listed as killed, 145.788 wounded and 18,- 677 THE WAR FRONTS FRANCE—Six Allied armies join co-ordinated offensive along 400-mile front. (Page 1.) PACIFIC—Gen. MacArthur announces American invasion of Mapia Islands off New Guinea. (Page 1.) RUSSIA —Reds capture Jaszbereny and plunge on toward Budapest. fPag^2.) Case Loving Mother, 21, Gets 90 Days Charged with abandoning her children while she frequented Detroit taverns, Mrs Betty Young, 21, of 2638 Cascade. Norwayno project. Nankin Township, was found guilty today and sentenced to 90 days in jail. The woman was found guilty by Wayne Judge Italy Vining, who passed sentence. Mrs. Young, arrested early this morning by Bethune police In a tavern at 8054 Twelfth, admitted that she had not seen her two children, Nancy. 4. and Diana. 4 months, since she left them with a neighbor and came to Detroit two weeks ago. The neighbor. Mrs. Louise Snyder, also of the Norwayne project, called sheriff's deputies yesterday when Mrs. Young failed to return to reclaim the children. Mrs. Young’s husband. Carl, is in the navy attached to a base in this country. Mrs. Snyder told the sheriff’s deputies that Mrs. Young and she had gone on a shopping trip to Dearborn Nov. 2. taking the two children with them. After shopping until mid-after noon. Mrs. Young suddenly boarded a Detroit-bound bus, shouting to Mrs. Snyder that she was going to Detroit to see her mother, the neighbor said. When Detroit police questioned Mrs. Young's mother, they were told that Mrs. Young had not been at her house. Flood Control Senate No. 1 Bill WASHINGTON. Nov. 16 (INS) —The Senate voted today to take up the House-approved billion dollar flood control hill as its first legislative business of the “lame duck’' session. Senator Overton <D> of Louisi ana, chairman of the commerce sub-committee in charge of the measure, who offered the motion, announced that the half-billion dollar rivers and harbors bill would he presented next. Overton said debate on the flood control bill will begin Monday. In the House. Speaker Ray burn (D) of Texas said that he saw little prospect of Congress “freezing’’ the social security pay roll tax at ihis session of Congress. More Tires in 1945 AKRON. Nov. 16 <INS> Board Chairman John W. Thomas of Firestone today predicted doubling of passenger car tire pro duction next year. Ethel Barrymore Gains NEW YORK. Nov. 16 (UP)- Actress Ethel Barrymore, 65. spent a “more comfortable” night at Flower Hospital. Drs. Louis Rene Kaufman and Thomas Mc- Gavach announced today. 5 p. M- FLASHES THREE WLB AIDES AGREED TO STAY ON JOB WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UP)—Chairman William H. Davis and two other public members of the W ar Labor Board have agreed to remain at their posts for the time being despite their desire to resign, the White House announced today. 14TH AIR FORCE BOMBS HONG KONG DOCKS CHUNGKING, Nov. 16 (UP)—Liberators of the 14th Air Force bombed the Kowloon docks at Hong Kong last night, scoring hits on the target area, a communique announced today. BYRNES CONFIRMED AS MOBILIZATION CHIEF WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (INS)—The Senate today speedily confirmed the nomination of former Justice James F. Byrnes to be director of the Office of War Mobilization, a post which he now holds under executive order. BOSTON TRUCKERS VOTE TO CONTINUE STRIKE BOSTON, Nov. 16 (UP)—Striking Boston truck drivers voted unanimously at a mass meeting today to continue their five-day “holiday” until their intra-union dispute, which already has cost New England food dealers an estimate $200,000* is satisfactorily settled. PUBLICITY CHIEF NAMED FOR FCC POST WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (INS)—President Roose velt today nominated Paul Porter, publicity director of the Democratic national committee, as a member of the Federal Communications Commission to succeed James L. Fly. * MERCY PLANE RUSHES TOT TO ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 (UP)—A mercy plane, racing against death, was en route to St. Louis today in an at tempt to save the life of 4-year-old Darlene Brynum of Inola, Okla., who has an open safety pin lodged in her lung. EARTHQUAKE SHAKES OAKLAND, CAL. OAKLAND, Cal.! Nov. 16 (INS) —An earthquake shook the courthouse and other buildings in Oakland and several houses in nearby La Fayette at 11:04 a. m. today, causing many bay area residents to believe an explosion had occurred. Dice Loaded, Loser Says George Raft Wins SIO,OOO at Craps NEW YORK. Nov. 16 (INS)— George Raft, Hollywood's famous “bad man” of the movies, may have been lucky to the tune of SIO,OOO in a game of “galloping dominos” but his bodyguard and general factotum. Mack Gray, says he won’t stand for any sug gestion that there was anything wrong with the dice. Raft was lamed yesterday as the Hollywood star alleged to have been the luckiest participant i., a dice game in which Martin Shurin Jr., prer.ident of the Hud son Aircraft Co., says he lost S}B.SC9 in 20 minutes and was later informed the dice were “loaded.” FRIEND WIFE WRATHY According to ‘the district at torney's office, where Shurin has made a complaint, the dice game took place at a gay party on March 24 in the New York apart ment Of Leo (Lippy) Durocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The dice, ;ccording to the in formation given by Shurin to District Attorney Hogan, were fumishad by one of two Broadway “characters’' who wera present. Shurin’s complaint was made when the wife of one of the Broadway ‘•characters," furious after finding her husband in the embraces of a beautiful blonde, allegedly told the aircraft mag nate that he had been the victim of "loaded" dice. HOST WAS ABSENT A long distance telephone call to Raft's home in Hollywood failed to connect with the movie star himself, but his bodyguard. Gray, volunteered the following comment: “Shurin’s story is all wet. There was a dice game, but It was his idea and Raft didn’t make any IS passes as Shurin says. Raft won about SIO,OOO. If 1 remember right, Shurin won some money himself." Durocher himself was not pres ent at the party, having permitted one of his friends to use his apart ment for the evening. There were 10 men and three women at the party, according to Shurin. When the dice game be gan. Raft was the first to throw the dice, Shurin said, and he asserts the movie star made 13 "passe*" in a row, PARIS, Nov, 16 (UP)—-The American Ninth and First armies today joined in Gen. Eisenhower’s grand offensive which may result in the final full dress battle of the European war, and six Allied armies were attacking along a 400-mile front from Arnhem in Holland to the Swiss frontier. Eisenhower has now more armies in action than he ever had committed to the Yanks Make New Invasion Above Guinea ALLIED HQ„ PHILIP PINES, Nov. 16 (UP) American invasion troops have landed on the Mapia Islands, 115 miles above the northwest coast of New Guinea, to knock out an enemy warning station on the American bombing route to the Philippines, it was an nounced today. The new landing was revealed by Gen. MacArthur as his troops on Leyte, 900 miles to the north west, sprang a trap on perhaps 3,000 Japanese near Limon, prob ably completing their encirclement in double envelopment drive. Only slight resistance was en countered in the Mapias. 145 miles northwe3t of American held Biak and 135 miles north of Noemfoor in New Guinea's Geelvink Bay. MacArthur said in a supplement to his daily communique. BOMBS PAVE WAY A naval and air bombardment preceded the landing by a com paratively small force V’ednesday. The landing was designed to de prive the enemy of observation posts from which he could warn Halmahera and Japanese occupied islands in the Philippines of the approach of American heavy bombers and transport planes from New Guinea. ROAD NEARLY CUT Front dispatches indicated that two flanking columns from Gen. Irving’s 24th Division in northwest Leyte already had effected a junc tion about two miles south of| Limon after sxveeping down either side of a reinforced enemy regi ment on the Ormoc-Limon road. MacArthur’s communique said the division “practically severed" the road between Limon and Ormoc, 20 miles to the south, behind the enemy from both ea.st and west yesterday. Franco O. K's De Gaulle NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (INS) Official notification that Gen. Franco’s regime recognizes Gen. De Gaulle’s administration as the provisional government of France was received in Paris today, a British broadcast said. THE WEATHER HOrBLT TEMPERATt'RM 13 mid 44 4a. m. 43 13 noon 40 1 a m. 43 7 a m. 43 1 p m 41 lam 43 lam. 44 3pm 4.7 3a. m. 43 9 a an 43 3 p m. 40 4a. m 43 10 a. m 39 sa. m. 43 11 a. m. 39 Th« tun will art at « 10 p m today and rtk* tomorrow at * 34 a m Th* moon will irt at 7 p m today and rlac tomorrow at 9: S 3 a m "Thaaa gas and cigarot black markets stem from a let of black hearts." FORECAST: Snow flurries and colder tonight with lowest about 32: cloudy and continued cold tomorrow. DR. J. C. TOOLE. DCKTtftT ,110 W ..jfayatta, at NlcMiaa. «pp City HalL Hour a. #-*. T*L CA ««89 -Ad*. attack at one time. The announcement that the “mystery’' Ninth Army was attacking was the first disclosure that it was on the western fr6nt ready to crash the gates of Germany, and field dispatches said it was w edged between the British Second and American First armies in the German-Belgian-Dutch sector. The First and Ninth armies issued succinct announce ments of their new drives which opened around noon with the support of thousands of warplanes and field guns. Lt. Gen. Hodges* First Army in the Aachen area struck toward the Rhine in the wake of a smashing aerial bombard ment of enemy positions by more than 1,200 heavy bombers which dropped 4.800 tons of explosives. 9th Army Goes Into Action Lt. Gen. Simpson’s Ninth Army, whose movements have been kept secret since its formation, went into action in concert with the British Second Army’s drive in Holland, likewise supported by a heavy aerial attack on German positions. South of these three armies, the American Third, the American Seventh and the French First were pounding German lines from Luxembourg to the Vosges Mountains. The Third Army closed in rapidly on beseiged Metz from the north but was slowed up on the south and west of that fortress by German counterattacks which retook Peltre and Fort Hubert. The U. S. attacks in Holland and Germany opened as Lt Gen. Patton’s Third Army in northeastern France clamped its seige arc tighter on Metz in smashes to within one mile and a half of the fortress city from the south. United Press war correspondent Edward V. Roberts sent from the Ninth Army front the first announcement about it since an early autumn statement that Samp#n had taken over the command. Hodges' Troops Slug Germans A like announcement sent from First Army headquarters by United Press war correspondent Jack Frankish disclosed that Hodges' troops were slugging the Germans on their home soil again. Simultaneously the Eighth Air Force announced that more than 1.200 of its Flying Fortresses and Liberators, accompanied by more than 450 fighters, crashed destructive loads of frag mentation bombs on the German frontline positions in the Duren- Eschweiler area east of Aachen. At supreme headquarters it was observed that the mighty aerial onslaught ahead of the attacking troops was comparable to those preceding the break-throughs at St. Lo and Caen in Normandy. “Before today’s attack began, the deepest American penetra tion of Germany had been II miles," Frankish reported, im plying that the Americans now had exceeded that depth in the new drive aimed across the Cologne plain toward the Rhine. POISED FOR A WEEK After almost two weeks of low ceilings, rain and snow, the weather lifted sufficiently today to permit the aerial bombard ment. Hodges’ doughboys had been poised for action a week and went over the top as soon as the heavy bombers had got in their blows. Rain and snow on the front In side Germany had turned most of the roads into quagmires of mud and slush. Returning airmen reported that the entire bombing area appar ently was well blanxeted. and the whole region was left covered by smoke. Col. Joseph A. Moller of Win netka. 111., who led a formation of Fortresses, described the bombing as "air power beyond belief—wing after wing—with unbroken chains of planes turning into the target area and showering down a solid rain of bombs." THEY CLOSE ON METZ On the Third Army front, the Americans closed steadily against Metz despite German counter attacks south and west of the city. Though the counterthrusts wedged into their spearheads, the Americana still were within a lit tle more than a mile of Metx from the south and within a mile and one half to a mile and three quar ters from the fortress city from the west. The German escape (Continued oa Pago S, Col. f) Florence-Forli Road Captured ROME. Nov. 36 (INS)—The vital Florence-Forli road is en tirely in Allied hands. Gen. i Wilson revealed tpday, reporting new British Eighth Army ad vances north and west of Forll in a drive designed to straighten the Italian front line between Forli and Livergnano. Allied naval headquarters In the Mediterranean disclosed that a small commando landing assault was carried out against the island of Melos, in the Aegean Sea off the shores of Greece. Forward elements of the British Eighth Army, north of Forli, expanded their positions along the Montone, The communique said the river was reached "on a wide front. ’ West of the captured town, other Eighth Army units chalked up further gains near Monte Poggioho and seized the town of Petngnone. Majority Treaty O.K. By Congress Urged WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UP) Rep. Merrow (R) of New Hampshire today advocated adop tion of a constitutional amend ment to permit treaty ratification by a majority vote of both houses of Congress. “If s majority of both house* ran lead the country’ Into war, rertalnly a majority of both houses should he sufficient la make peace," Merrow told tha House.