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   Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 15, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                 WAR BOND SCORE  ^Mrth War Loan quolo >a\tt Thursday Soles this month Shortage  $3,245,000.00 6,684.25 73,478.25 3J61,521 75  ^bilent 3^porter    mgrning  WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKLtCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES'-Bvron    -  •.#DL. LXIII, NO. 213  A TEXAS NEWSPAPER  ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1944 —TEN PAGES  Associated Press lAP) Vr.tted Press (VJ’.)  PRICE FIVE CENTS  European Bomb Shower Grows  Rocket Gun, German-Mannes kìii  S*riLL PUSHING ON—In the sixth new win tSf offensive within a month. Russians arc flashing ahead across the Pripet marshes, yesterday, capturing the important rail center of Kalinkovichi and nearby Mozyr. Advances also were made north of Sarny, while elsewhere German counter-attacks were repulsed.  Fleeing  Nazis Lose Thousands  Reds Push Ahead Ifl Old Poland,  On Other Fronts  ■'^LONDON, Saturday, Jan. 15 (AP)—Gen. Constantine Rokossovsky s army in southern White Russia captured the important rail junction of Kalinkovichi and the nearby regional center of Mozyr yes-terdav, inflicting '‘tremendous losses” on the fleeing Germans. and forged on 20 more ■^iles westward through the frozen Pripel marshes. Moscow announced today.  Another Red army under Gen, Nikolai Vatutin crossed the Horyn river. 46 miles inside old Poland.  extended its front in the area bv ihe capture of Stepan and more than 30 other towns and villages. Stepan Is 17 miles south of Tuto-Vichi and 35 miles north of Rovno. Both of these drives were advanc-along the only two east-west irfflroads in the Pripel marshes. Rokossovsky’s drive captured Skrig-alov, only 40 miles from the old Poli.'ih frontier on the south bank of the Pnpet river, as it rolled on .toward the industrirl town and wa-^•ways center of Pinsk. only 95 miles away. The two railroads are 60 miles apart.  More than 40 other populated places wore overrun by the White Russian advance.  *^he midnight Moscow communique. recorded by the Soviet Monitor. said of this .sector; “The enemy sustained tremendous losses in manpower and equipment. Retreating in di.sorder the Germans abandoned ‘iJftr.y Buns. lorries, stories of ammunition and military supplies. A considerable number of prisoners were taken,"  More than 3.000 Germans were wiped out. 27 tanks and 40 big guns JTK'troyed and in one area alone 11 "tanks and 20 big guns were captvir-ed. the late bulletin said.  Vatutin’s drive Into old Poland. where the Russians now have a continuous front 85-2 aniles long across ihe former ^ ^frontier, killed 600 Germans In Its advance and with the aid of guerrillas routed a column of German Infantry on a highway.  Vatutin's left wing, pounding .'‘Jith toward the Ukrainian Bug river and the Rumanian frontier, stood firm against reinforced and cea.‘>elcss German counter-attacks. In one sector alone the Germans sent over 100 (ank.s and sclf-pro-' railed iums but the Russians des-'(Hyed 26 and sent following infan-trv'mcn scattering in disorder.  In another sector of this fierce battle about 2,000 Germans were killed and 35 tanks and 29 armored tanks destroyed. War materials  «-e captured and prisoners taken, . communique said.  West and southwest of Novograd-Volyin.ski in the center of Vatutin’s linr n<ivf>nces were made after several German counter-att;acks were  BODIES OF SEVEN DEAD IN TRÂIN WRECK IDENTIRED  List of known dead in the crash of one railway train into another at Novice Thursday afternoon at one o’clock was believed complete 24 hours later with tentative identification of a .seventh body, that of a woman being held at a Coleman morgue.  The woman was thought to be Mrs. J. L. Poston. Antlers. Okla.. mother of four-months-old James Richard Poston. instantly killed when a four-car troop extra bound for Camp Barkeley plunged into the rear of a west-bound Santa Fe passenger train halted at the flag-station.  Earlier the dead had been identified as follows;  P^t. Ewaid Zwernemann, Route 4. Caldwell. Tex., son of Mrs. Emma Zwernemann.  Mrs. Jack Grimes Roberts, 18. and her thrcc-months-old daughter, Bonita Madge, McGregor, Tex.  Alice Jean Bailey. 9. daughter of Mrs. Janie Bailey, Garvin, Okla.  Marvin Riordan, 11, son of Mrs. Ed C. Young, en route to Winslow. Ariz.. from their former home in Hattiesburg, Miss.  James Richard Poston, four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs.  J. L. Poston. Antlers. Okla.  Santa Fe division headquarters in Temple, which announced Thursday night 12 were killed in the reck, .said yesterday this was caus-i, apparently, by duplication of information. It was definitely established that only seven lost their lives.  The injury toll stood at 83. with only a few of them thought in ser-iou.s or critical condition. Of tliat number. 62. seven of them civilians were taken to the Barkeley station hospital, six to Hendrick Memorial hospital in Abilene, six to a Coleman hospital, six to Brownwood and three, all service men to the Coleman Army Flying School  Allies Moving Slowly Against Major Defenses  ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Algiers, Jan. 14 (AP) — American troops advancing yard by yard from the southeast slugged doggedly today at the maze of weapon pits, barbed wire entanglements and minefields comprising the “Gustav Line” defenses of Cassino. Nazi stronghold in the Fifth Army front in Italy.  Lt. Gen Mark W. Clark's dough-boys were forced to fight off a desperate enemy counterattack on the captured vllage of Cervaro Wednesday night before they could continue their frontal assault. British and French troops fought in toward Cassino from the south and Northeast, respectively.  The ground offensive was coupled with a typical .Allied air blow at Nail airdromes in the Rome area by American Flying Fortresses, Liberators, medium bombers and fighters. Three fields from which German planes have been taking off to Intervene in the ground struggle were reduced to flaming wreckage.  Flying Portresses and Mediums left smoking ruins from one end to the other of the modern Gui-donia experimental airport. 15 miles northeast of Rome, and at Cento-celle. seven miles east of the Italian capital. The Fortresses and their Lightning fighter e.scort shot down eight out of 40 Nazi planes that rose to challenge them, against a loss of three Americnn fighters. Liberators blasted an enemy field at Perugia. 90 miles north of Rome  _    prisoners lakon In re  cent days boasted of the im-pre^abllity of what they call the “Gustav Line” defending Cassino. a strategically situated town of perhaps 7.000 population on the main Inland highway and railroad 70 airline miles from Rome. They declare Cas-sino’s defenses, which lake advantage of high ground around the town as well as the banks of the Rapido river on which it is built, comparr wiih .«similar fortifications in Western Europe.  Three of the civilian station hos* pital patients were said to be seriously hurt. J. S. Sneed, porter from I Clovis. N. M.. Peter Edgar Roberts,  68, cook of Topeka, Kas.. and Nathan S. Jameson, Clovis, N. M. waiter, all negroes, had skull fractures.  James L. Poston, husband of Mrs.  Poston, thought to be the seventli fatality, and father of the infant known killecJ,. is at the station hospital with a broken arm and internal injurie.s, Paston told hospital  aliachea Thur.srtay he Relieved both ,    and southwest of the . u-  his wife and baby were killed but ,    f «,n„„fonda,a ^r-vcn mile«  thought at    „„rt i,„veout-  t.me to be among those not ser-,    the village of VUu u,so to  ] the southeast. Tv.o heiyliUs labon-, ously taken by thr Frcnch tower nearly 4.000 feet.  Snow Makes Crazy-Quili Over Texas  By The Associated Press  Snow whitened Texas in a crazy.quill pattern yesterday, manlliny tlic central area from San .-Xntonio to Waco and parts of East Texas, but skipping thr normally colder Panliaiidlc and the Northwest.  Hea^y t^nowfall eased up shortly after 2 p. m. yesterday. The Black-land experiment station, near Temple. mea.sured 8 inches of snow although unofficial reports gave the snowfall in Temple as 12 inches. Traffic wa.s on a restricted basis, but telephone facilities, which had been paralyzed for hours, were being restored.  Ausun reported 6.8 inches in a 24-hour period, followed by sunshine. which converted the snow into slui>h. The slate highway dc-parlmoni -auiioned motorists between Whcn and San Antonio and in the Tyler Texarkana-Atlanta areas where hlu.--h was expected to freeze this morning if temperatures sink low enougli.  Llano, in the hill country west of Austin, reported about seven Inches of snowfall, ajso followed by a bright sun.  Here in Abilene snow still blanketed the ground but was melting In the afternoon when the temperature climbed to HI degrees from a morning low of 8  Ire and snow on streets, which had made traffic hsirard-ous Thursday and early Friday, turned to shish and at least made travel a little easier.  ' But \n East Texas snow continued to fall .steadily throughout the day. A five and three-quarter inch blanket covered the Tyler, section by nightfaU ujf)7 the ti»mperature standinc at 30 Snnw began tn fall at noon in Bryan and tn four hours an inch covered the countryside.  Automobile travel wa.s hazardoiis and home-made slciclis made their appcaranc’e in Cnr*:irana during an i all-day snnw that measured five i inches on tlie ramp of iin* Corsi-I cana air training field at 3 P. M.  I Keeping pftce wi\h Tyler was ; I.ongvlew s heavy p r e c ipUation. Gen. Alphonse Juin’.s Fi’en« h where three inches wore recorded forces, advancing two miles on the at 1 p. m Palc.stinr was sluKped Fifth Arm\'s mountainous riuht liard by a heavy snowfall which flank, captured several more peaks compounded an earher ice storm  Areas Given Blasts  Nearly 3,000 aps on Cape  By ELMONT WAITE Associated Press War Writer  Figiiting American Marines have killed nearly 3,000 Japanese in their continuing struggle to expand their invasion grip on the southwest tip of  LONDON, Saturday, Jan. l.'i (.'\P')—A massive Allied aerial armada of possibly 1,400 planes ripped targets along the Northern Frcnch invasion coast yesterday and a short time later a powerful force of R.'VF heavy night bombers roared toward Europe in an liour-long procession.  An interruption of Bcrlin-Slockholm telephone service indicated the German capital might have been the night raitfers’ target.  British coastal watcheis said the outgoing air fleet passed | New Britain, General MacAr-some of the late returning planes from the daylight assault ; thur's headquarters reports, which was directed at military objectives along the "rocket ; and Australian ground forces gun coast." the portion of France closest to England. Hun-i are pushing forward in the dreds of U. S. heavy bombers took part in this attack.    Allied drive aimed at Madang,  The German Di^B news agency reported early today that enemy stronghold on New British planes had attacked Germany and added that Nazi Guinea.  fighters had offered strong resistance, Stockholm said that! Japanese-held Slo, on theNorth-telephone service with Berlin was halted from 7:15 to 8;45 p.m. last night.  Earlier Stockholm had reported a brief alert was sounded in jittery Berlin shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday but no 1 bombs were dropped.    |  Making thelj- first attack slnee I  Trapeze Action Saves Bombers  the mammoth air battle rmany  east New Guinea coast below Ma-dang, now i.s under Allied artillery fire and the Ausvsies have captured Nambariwa. three mllea south of Slo. todays communique said.  In the fighting on New Britain. 2.400 Japanese previously had been reported killed as American invaders pushed from their Cape  the 1 Gloucester landings to clear the  ' hold all hiah ground nortl  bad cnouclì to break d( and disrupt commuiuciHio Snow rcarlied a«' far Lockhart, where f^  tree; >ns lines, .south a. first timi  iously hurt Of the 55 soldier hospital. 37 were enlisted men route to Camp Barkeley's medical replacement training center, four were sailors, one an Army officer, 13 enlisted men on furlough trips.  Names of military personnel brought to the station hospital and extent of the injuries as released by Camp headquarters were:  Pvt. HJugene Finck. contusions Pvi. Stephen Hannan, contusion Pvi. Primitivo Vera, head injury, observation.  Pvt. Rodolfo D Amico, lacerations AMM 2-C Norman Haiper. back injury.  Pvt. Raymond Rase, abrasion. Pvt. Gennaro Ungaro, contusion. Pvt. George Layman, laceration. Pvt. Frederick Orlchula, head lacerations.  Pvt. Joseph Waikuny. contusion. Pvt, Patrick Reechila, laceration Pvt. Ludwig Dachs. contusion P%’t. .Mfred Eaton, contusion Pvt. Caesar Diaz, eye contusion. Pvt. Angelo Di Pasquale. lacerations.    ^  Pvt, Prank Simek. burns.  Pvt. Arthur Castacna. pain in  See WKKC K. Pagr 2, Col. 3  A Berlin radio broadcast said the Germans had abandoned .Aqua-fondata.    I  iFriday’s German high cotnmand communique reported that a ■‘hea\'v battle is in full swing” In the sector where the Fren< li opt ned then attack three days ato».  CIO to Demand Planning Place  NEW YORK, Jan. 14- .1’.-Labor was urged at a CIO political action conference tonight to demand a place in the planniiig of Industrial reconversion from a wartime to a peacetime basis as a guard against post-war unemployment.  “We have a war producimn board, we will need a peace production board, ' said Clinton S. Giudm. spr-cial assistant to Uie pre.'-ulrnr r.f thr CIO United Steel Workn Hr now     since 1940 the area »    as blanketed.      Snow there followed a    ram estimat-      ed precinitation was fr    >ur inches.      Over the great oxp;    in>es of West      and Panhandle Tex    as temix*ra-      tures were low. Wmk reix>rted a      zero minimum. while eisht de-      crees were recorded    at Abilene.      San .Angelo, and Bu:    Sprmc.      Matchine Tyler's    record snow '      was Longview's three    -ineh f.<U ip      In 1 pni. and still f;i    Dine. Tn ti^e      ‘^;*me region Palestin'    ■ was sluuRed      i.ai'd bv a hcaw sno'>    < which <nm-      pounded an earlier 1    1 e sioiin had      enough to break dn'.    Ml tree': anri      com muni rat ion liiT“    Sleet fell -»t      Mar.shall and tlie t;:<    Mind ua.s ire-      rri\ ered    !      To the south a    i>it Lufkin      seemed the most isolataed spot      In the state. All    wire«! to it !      were out of order,    No nies-      Ser WKATIIEK. Pa    tlf 2. ( ol. 4 I     AT A U. S. MEDIUM BOMBER BASE IN ENGLAND. Jan. 14—'^T*) Drenched with a highly inflammable hydraulic fluid. Staff Sgt..  J. E. LindquLst of Geneva. 111. hung by hLs heels in a traix*?.e act to repair the plane's hydraulic sy.stem and enabled the pilot to bring the Marauder down safely after today's raid on Northern Pi’ance.  Flak hit the plane In 21 planes during ^he bomb-run. so dama.g-inc the main hydraulic plaint that, it became Impassible to lower the wheels.  Lindquist, engineer-gunner. sat on a. slippery cat-walk to mak^ the fir.st repair job. Lt. Richard V. Curtis of Plttsbiu-gh. Texa.«;. bombardier-navigator. held onto his parachute harness while Rn-dlo-Gi/nner SgtSCpfif LlndermtJdr of I,oulsvUle. Ohio, held on to Curti.^  The wind from the oiv*n bomb-bav spraved hydraulic fluid into Lindquists face and into the plane b»it he finally made the re- ' pairs enablinK the bay to be i clo.«ed and the wheels lowered 1  Lt. Clyde Brubaker of Lltch- ; field. III., t.lie pilot, set the plane | down witliout the benefit of ^ brake.s or flaps.    i  "He brouRiit her down safely." commented an InlelliRence officer., “but he had to borrow somethlne frnni Barnum and Bailey to do  It  Civilians Return  W.^SHINGTON. Jan. 14 —' llir Arinv re.'-tored the Tule I.akr .la’.ianese seuregation ccnter in Cali-fortna to full civil administration to<ia\ for the tlrst time since the November 1-4 disturbances.  heart of Germany Tuesday, the BrllLsh-based Flying Fortresses and Liberators were escorted yesterday by Thunderbolt.s. Lightnings and long-range Mustangs.  These shepl^erdlng planes pushed the Nazi fighters back from the target areas so that the bombing runs could be made almast without interruption.  In contrast to the Tuesday attack when a record number of 60 American heavy bombers and five fighters were lost and 1S2 German planes «ere shot douTi, Nazi opposition over the French coast was light and preliminary reportât Indicated that the heavy bombccs’ escorting planes scorcd better than four to one In air combats with the Germans. It was the fifth major operation of the month for the American planes.  Heavy, medlimi. light and fighter bombers and fight*‘rs were included in the Allied force.  At the height of the attack Brit-Lsii Mo.squiio bombers iTairiod the German ground defenses with low le\rl bombin« and cannon auarks.  Medium Marauder bombcr.s, more than 200 strong, encountered fighter opposition for the fir.st time .since inui-Decembcr and two tail gunners tlanned to have downed Nazi planes.  Only a few Nar.l pilots came up to face their filled-ln ranks. First reports from imscs indicated that the losses were small.  THE WFATHFR  While there wa.s no immedlat« announcenKnt of the .specific tar-uct.s, the Nii7i-held Pas dn CalaLs area, ttie .so-called •'rocket gun loast,'' appciired to have taken a heavy poinutlng.  Medium Marauder bom^-er.s and RAF, Dominion and Allied medium. liKhi and ficliter bombcr.s escorted j tralian pinrers closing on the and covered bv RAF', I>DnUnion and i tor bf'jow Madang.  enemy from the Borgcn bay area. The 600 additional dead mark continuing. strong resistance.  Almost 500 of the enemy dead were counted In the i»st two days In the battle for one strategic hl)I. known a.s 660, a natural artillery observation post.  Another sharp night-time blow at seldom-hit enemy strongholds to the northwest. Makassar on Celebes. and Ballkpapan on Borneo» was reported. Bombs rained on both enemy bases, striking also the Island of Ceram farther eajst. 'riie bombings entailed a rounds trip of more than 2.000 miles from Au.straliR. Retention of strong ba-.ses In this area \x Mt-al to Japa-typac defenses in the Southwest Pacific.  Air blow« conffnued. too. against Rabaul. enemy base on New Britain. and Alexlshafen and Bogad-jim. cuardlng Madang on New Guiiiea.  in tije Central Pacific, bombers of the Seventh Army air force kept up their dally attacks on the Japanese-held Marshall Islands with a new blow at in-sUillations on Mill atoll. Pacific fleet headquarters said. Tlic bombing, fifth of the year on Mill. was the 22nd to strike this atoll since mid-November.  In the first, 13 days of this inontli. too. nearly 1.300 tons of Allied bomb.s Inave disrupted Jap-nr.e.se |X),>itions In the vicinity of Madang. wliere the enemy grip is weakening rapidly. More than 146 barges have been sunk or damaged thus far in January as the Japane.se defenders .sought escape sea from the American-Aus-  .Mhed liyhK'is Joined In tli  'Tlie new operations fnllnwed an RAF Mas(|Uito slab aKain.si Wc.sl-  rrn C.' spci-iln  Till  .s(la\  ohjc  Greek Resistance Virtually Ceases  and servi;,L* as v of the War Manpo\»  Compulsory Military Service For All Boys Asked by Knox  CLEVELAND. Jan. I4 —To make certain “that our individual liberties will be preserved.” Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox tonight advocated one year's compul-.sory military training "for everv boy. when he attains the age of 17 or 18.”  '•There is no safety or peace in unpr^paredness." the cabinet officer told the Cleveland Boy Scout council'.’; annual banquet. “The unspeakable folly of the theory tljat we are more likely to resort to war. or become involved in war. because we are reasonably prepared against the danger of war. has been made so plain that few will be found to deny It.  “Therefore. I believe, thoroughly, that one of the best measures we can take to Insure that our Individual liberties will be preserved and that free Americans will remain  free. Is to require that every boy. when he attains the age of 17 or 18. shall be required to spend at least one year in training on land, or at sea, against the passibillty that some time x x x his services ma>' be : required to help protect the coun- !    certain  try.    • I erateiy create  •Normally this would be about the ; workers ovj age most bo3’' finish high school )    might enjoy  chair  Commission  Walter P Reuther. vice inc.sidcnt of the CIO United Automobile. Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers, also advocated creation nf .some such agency. He said he was opposed to placing post-war employment problems in the hands of big business.  Striking the .same note. O. A. Knight, president of the CIO Oil Workers International Union, said in a prepared addre.ss  "If the solution of this problem ith the indu.striaiist.s, we hat they will delib-substantial surplus jobs in order that     CAIRO.    Jan 14 T Viitual      < ollapse    of i:uerr:.)a a<ir.i’K^ m      Greece v    .•as adm:Mrri ¡^rte tocia-      bv newly.    •arrnefi rci'.i^^rr ,'=’.«ii‘i      organized    re.si:>tHhce iij,,iii'-t ti,.-      German    and Bulcarian (x-cipation      forces wa    s at it.s lo^.».e‘-t ebb in 18      months.          Tliese 1    refugees said ,\tlien.>- and     of wiijch also itely rli.sckvsed Thi.s \\a.s the firM foray for Mos-qintos .slnte Monday ni&ht whcn they bombcfi Berlin.  In the wukr of the sma.shlng ,\nierican blow at three (iernian aireraft fsictorics In the heart of Ihe Uelch Tuesday, roundabout reports publishe<l In the Swedish newspaper Ciorleborgs .■\landeN-Oeit Sjoefartstidning. said that the Nazis now arc able to proiliiee only 1,000 planes u month of all types, uUhough they need at least 4.000. Allied bombine was said to have rut tank prodiirliotj to 70« monthly in the face of a need for 1.200.  vhat the  the port district of been heavily mined b' In addition to the gi dam which controls il supi:)Iy.  Even the slit-lmvi si.stance. the reiutcf-  sale anri to liold mas the niale populniior  The fear of repr..'r many people are n.-V.  Piraeus had the German.s ^at Marathon  ime Bombs Found in Oranges Sent to Britain from Spain  suffered by was damage  inlnation of the next CO revealed a time-bom') .senetrd anioiic the fruit, and it was announced that a third ship laden wuh oranKe.*^ which has not yet dock'-d »ill be carefully  sill!)  and either go to work or gp to college. That would be the ideal time In a boy’s life, when a year of his time should be given to his country* for the purpose of training him physically. and mentally, and spiritually. for citizenship, the first duty of which Is service In defense of nls country In case of emergency.”  Knox asserteo such a system of training Is In harmony with the democratic Ideal.  “No one should be exempt,” he said.  •buyers' market' in labor Earlier. Sidney Hillman, cliair-lan of the CIO political artmn committee, told the conferenc- he prepared to give the Department of Justice or any other agency full Information with regard to charges that the committee had violated criminal provisions of the Smlth-Connally anti-strike law'.  Rep. Howard Smith iR-Va) charged yesterday that the commit-trymg to influence, if not control, the 1944 elections.”  to keep the patriotes  Fewest Sheep  WASHINGTON. Jan. 14 —-/T — The Agriculture Department reported today that the .=>.941.000 .sheep and lambs on feed for market on January- 1 was the smalle.st crop in four years.  There were 6.979.000 liead on feed a 3 ear earlier.  LONDON. Saturday. Jan. 15 — - each containing 60 pounds of V—Time bombs hidden In cargoes orange.s. of ion«-coveted oranges .shlpf>ed No ca.sua!ties wr IroMi Spain have delayed di.siri- the t-rew. but ther bwMon of the fruit in England, aboard tiif' inini.'try of io<»d announced An examination to(ÌH'., and Mie f0iei;;n office li.t .i.'-ked th«' .Spanish KO\ernnieni to d<-fc;nnne tlie background of tl*.'' plot  Briton.'' »lio no» seldom see :in 01 alice or other citrti.s frui* and .‘■eariliccl who have paid as high as $60 for, Tlie bombs were deiicribed .ts a <ingle lemon sold at a war bene- , small t> pe, probably not much fit auction, were Jolted harder bv bigger than an orange. They were the new.s of the delay than by j believed to be the work of Nazi the word that Uie fruit was gar- | agents In the Spanlsli port of Vanished with bombs.    lencla.  Tv.^0 of at least three orange i The food ministry had announc-shlps enroute to Britain were ; ed Dec. 21 that oranges would be found to have secret caches of j available to ration book holders explosives.    1 at the rate of one pound per per-  An explosion aboard one of the \ son each four weeks beginning vo.^: e;.s about 10 days ago dc:.lro:. - \?arly In Januai-y and continuing ed between 200 and 300 cases.'until March or April.  .Ameriran bombers ranging far over Japanese - occupied China struck at rail and river commiml-cfHion hnes and destroyed tliree tankers and other shipping.  In Burma. Allied forces continued to gain in their jjush toward t!ie Japane.se base at .^kyab. Capture of Maungdaw. 55 miles northwest of .\kvab. was announced I'ue.sday. Japanese are counterattacking and the Allied advance Is slow.  Stonewall Farmer Dies at Stamford  ASPERMONT. Jan. 14 —fSpD — John Furr. 64. prominent Stonewall county farmer, died at 1 p. m. Fri-dav at the Stamford hospital of a heart ailment.  Tlie funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday In the Swenson Church of Christ with Price Bankhead, minister, officiating Burial will be in the McCaulley cemetery under the direction of the Springer funeral hom«*.  Mr. FuT lived In the western part of Stonewall county for 25 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Mrs. John Marcomb» Marfa: and Mrs. Shelton Caldwell, Coleman, and four grandchildren.  Service Emblems  Attractive on« ?tar Service available to friends of  , two. and three Emblems are relatives and I and women in  the Armed Forces, free of charge at The Reporter-News Business Office.  These emblems are printed on book paper In colors. If the one you now have is faded, discolored, or tom, one wUI be given as a replacement.  They will be mailed for only 5c.   

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