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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND SCORE Fturth Wer Loan VOL. LXIII, NO. 214. A TtXAS NEWSPAPBl WITHOUT OR WJTJJ OFFENSE TO TOES WK SKETCH WORLDEXACTLY AS IT AY SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 16, 1944-THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS
enJk. They Jan. 15 -WV- An Jan. ilcn left 3 n In flames. of the British 3th Army of Democrallc leaders troi ifrller craft that Marshall Erwin "mldwestcni slates are com Africa corps broke lo Ihe capital Friday, day i !h Army's El Alamien line on a seven of the Democratic Nation MVB pnlrol on July 3, and rolled committee meeting, to organiz Ifth and to the gates of Alexandria" against administration ap Itteh artillery thc British slopped in their areas. thc i'oung Men's by National Committee Council, Peter W. IJainlr. chief engineer in charge of James C. Qulgley of Ncbr.isk the group includes national com ve supply lor the Eighth members and state chair North Africa, Party sources here said to L. Jan. 16 July 3, Rommel attacked they understood the western units ol thc Alamien line and. ire Is aimed largely at appoint ve completed has never yet been of Secretary of n; -Icullnr >lishlng a broke through It on a and A. G. Black, chief c ougainvillc Through this gap. Panzer Farm Credit Administration. und have been roared on toward particular. Quiglcy Is reprc y only 50 miles away across as ready to complain abou t desert. Rommel was appointments of Frank L. Rob St. Louis. a few tanks and some very ol Kearney, Neb., and Jes "incs arc now almost at the gates of of Mondamin. la., as farr r island on July bank directors. WEIRD TEXAS WEAIHERCONIINUES; MERCURYUP ye Associated Press drop In the Waco tcmceraturrs ____............ Rays of sun beat down on snow- filled streets and o! Texas yesicrday as weird weather conditions continued. The Dallas office of (he weather bureau reported that a cold front, by-passing thc Dallas area, was novlng into the Waco seclion early today. A bureau forecaster explain- ed that while Dallas had a north- erly wind, Waco's wind was coming -rom a southerly direction and thai at the Juncture in that area, the Cold mass of air was being'forced earthward. Early In the evening he temperature reading In Dallas was 43 degrees, while at Waco the mercury stood at 39 degrees. Much ol the temperature drop, however, was due (o thc ice and snow in thc drop In the Waco temperatures however, ft was reported. Snow turned lo sluih and Mlb-frtczinir temperatures had climbed lo a comlorbblr warm mark tn Abilene Saturday af- ternoon a low temperature, of 36 for Ihe day was recorded. This was in marked contrail to the previous z4-hour period, when the mercury dipped lo 9 degrees. Forecast for Sunday was for even warmer weather. In the tall timber country of East Texas, Lufkfn was recovering from the most damaging blows from the weather In years. Telephone and telegraph communications, cut off most of the day. were gradually Centrsl Tovas region. jbclng restored. But a (51 There will be no further marked damage bill was left by Ire, sicct and snow. reported cattle suffering from tnc From the Panhandle to deep East with some reported dead al- Tcxas thence across th- Louis-1 ler thc coldest night of the winter line thc sun shmine yrs- H degrees. Bus service was resumed tcrdny after snow had laid a liravyj over highway 31. mantle over w'.ric areas. Fkipptn? oihtr sections. Snow fiurric.' reach- ed as far south as Houston, but Dal- las and much of Northeast Texas had none. IVcathcr men described It as a lux-of-war between a gulf Jlorm and thc masj of cold air from the north. While the sun shone over most of the Cenlral Texas plains area, thc mercury was at 26 and sllgnlly above during thc day. Umgview in East Texas slogged through a five- Inch snow, heaviest tn a decade, but I', was melting fast. Six inches fell at Corsicans. and nearby Malakolt Other points reported: Wichita Falls, clear and 27 de- crees ai a. m.: Laredo cot freezing temperatures for fifth morning during first half of Jan- uary, minimum ,it 30 degrees, but onions were expected lo survive: traffic disrupted at Ehrcveport af- ter three- and one-half inch snow, but the sun was shining through yesterday: scattered flurries. since 1910, recorded at Houston, but sun was out again ior Ihe first lime In a week; and snow was melting fast In (he winter playground area around San Ahlonfo with minimum temperature lor bit night predicted at 30 degrees. J. C. Hunter of Abilene and Eu- gene Holman, vice president of Ihe Standard Oil company, of New Jer- fey and Hardln-Slmmons univer- sity graduate, huve been named members of a special committee of (he petroleum Industry execu- tives to formulate a national oil policy for recommendation to the government, it was announced Sat- urday night. The program will include both foreign and domestic phuses ol a long range program, It was an- nounced by the Petroleum Industn- War Council. R. Jr.. arnan of PIWC, said John A. pres- ident-, or Ihe. .Socony- Vacuum on New York, will serve as chairman. Others on the committee A. 'Hill, Jr., -president w (he Houston Oil company of Tcx- BS; Alton Jones, president oi Cities Service company, New York; and Charles F. Roeser, president of Pendleton, Fort Worth b ol the -Continent OH and Gas associa- tion. If. John S, Cook, Breckenridge, Dies In Crash at Pampa Ll. John s. Cook of Breckcnrldge instructor .In the Army Advanced Flying school at Pampa, was killed in a "crash of a Iwin-englned com- bat training plane 10 miles north ol Pnmpa Friday night, olllcers of Ihe field announced Saturday. Also killed were two student pilots Ca- det Raymond Joseph Pierlck of Dea Molncs. la., and Cadet Edward J Pinchak of Cleveland, O. Lieutenant Cook's body will be taken to Breckcnrldge for burial, 11 was said there last night. His irar- cnts-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W H Rhodes of Breckenridge were in Pampa arranging for the transpor- tation, The officer was 23 years old graduate of Brcckcnrtdgc high school and former student at John Tarlcton college and Oklahoma unl- ver.sity. He entered sen-Ice In 1812 and trained at Kelly, Garner, Ran- dolph and Ellington fields. He Is survived by his wife, llvin? In Pampa: a sister. Mrs. John R, Jones of Russell. Kan., and a broth- er. Hibbcrt, ol Breckcnrldge. ON Guerrillas AidingDrive Over Poland LONDON, Sunday, Jan. 18 (AP) Soviet mobile units in Southern White Russia dashed westward yesterday toward the old Polish border, 55 miles away, while Red army forces in the Ukraine killed Germans counter-Attacking against the Red army threat to Rumania, Moscow disclosed today. Berlin reports, meanwhile, told of a major Russian drive near Lenin-; grad and In two other northern sec-' tors, re-awakening ihat long Iriic." five frcot. Qen. ConstaiUine Rokossovsky'i force's, pushing west and northwest from captured Kalinkovichl and Mozyr, fought llieir way forward through the Prlpet marshes "in- flicting enormous losses on the ene- my without giving him a chance to reorganize his said the Moi- cow_ midnight broadcast communl- gue. The Russians, last reported at Skrlgalcv, 20 miles west ef Kallnkovlchl, headed for Finsk, 115 miles to the west.' Ruislan airmen patrolling the'- frozen marsh area destroyed an. armored (rain with direct hitv Ihe bulletin said. Far to Ihe soulh, whert Gen. Nik- oial Va tut lii's left wing has been beating back ceaseless German thrusls since Ja. 12, the continued their attacks in a dogged effort to bar the Russians from gaining the Odessa-Lwow the main German communications line into thc Dnieper bend. .The fighting was located as east of Vinnitsa and for the first ol Uman" by the Rus- sians whojsaidjhe Germans uslpg _large 'forces of "infantry and 95. miles southeart of Vinnitsa. During. Ihe day 10 German were burned out as well as 11 self> propelled guns and 15 armored troop carriers. Guerrillas In the Kovno.pro- vince of old Poland were aiding' Valutln's right wing which was 46 miles across the.frontier Sarny. The mmlllaj ilruck an' unexpected blow at Ihe. retreat-. Int Germans, routed a latUlloQ of Infantry and "captured sev- eral populalfd Ihe communique said. Thousands ef Russians the Germans taking back lo forced labor wire rescued In the coup. Berlin's announcement said that the Red Army had struck out with najor forces In what appeared to be another full-scale Soviet often, slvc. The German communique told of the new onslaught in the north, daring that Ihe Russians had aU tacked "with major forces" in Oranlcnbatim area, about 20 miles vest of Leningrad, In Ihe north ol Lake Ilmen and in area northwest nnd north ol NeveL The bulletin said initial were repulsed. A later Berlin broadcast, adopt- ing a tone usual lor the Germans In disclosing a major Soviet offen- sive, said: "German military qunrters believe) that the enemy is preparing to ex- lend his attacks to other parts of the same front x x x German mili- tary quarters refrain from Ing opinion as to whether the In- crease of attacks on the northern sector may be reckoned with or not." Chennault Named Home Game Warden BATON ROUGE. La., Jan. 15 _ Claire Chennault said he would rather be a Louisiana game warden than Governor or U. S. Senator and he got his wish, the governor's office announced to- day. In a letter from Ben Chase of Waterproof. La. the general's lome town. If he would consider running for governor or senator, Chennault. an enthusiastic hunter, answered that the only ollicc to which he aspired that of game warden. The Sl.itc Department of Conser- vation has mailed to Chungking a commission and badsc making the jcncral a rull-tledscd game warden n his native Tcnras parish. Spanish Units Give Aid to Nazi Force NEW YORK. Jan. Francisco Franco "has a secret grec.iient with Hitler's headquar- ers providing that new Spanish units, considerably exceeding In Uc thc blue division recruits, are o be sent to thc Moscow adio reported tonight, quoting a dispatch from Lisbon. Promotions Made Jack Nelson Waggoner of Breclt- enridge and Everett Emmett Pruitt of Munday have been given tempor- ary promotions from second to first lieutenant, the War Department announcer) Saturday. 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