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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 <AP) RMA vast area conquered by the Nazi war machine since .w r i ay me rvazi war mac line since German troops first marched into Austria in March, 1938, includes the heartland of Europe. Allied aUhc fringes with the invasion of Sicily anct Italy in the late M mlr m. summer of 1943. M mr ay n e ae summer of 1943. Then came the Russian imunplu. Arrows show direction of multiple blows that will wrench Hitler's conquests away from him. .Bomb Northern France Again Jan. IS The RAF shattered industria Brunswick In Central Germany Pri .1. day night with long tons o bombs dropped in 23 minutes, am last night returned to the contin- ent to keep its offensive rollin? with attacks on Northern France, Coastal observers saw search- lights operating in the Calais are. heard rumbles across the chan- nel early this morning alter th planes went over. The Brunswick raid, aided by Mosquito feints on Berlin and Magdeburg set a record bomb concentration ol B7 tons per minute. In American weights, that equals more than a ton-and-a half per second, The big bombers battled through tkies aglow with Nazi lighters' flar- es and rocket shells to hammer thc cily one of the five prime targets of the massive American raids on Tuesday producing Mcsscrsch- mitts, artillery, motorcycles, tract- or.s, and railway equipment. It was estimated that the Heel ttriking Brunswick alone amounted to between 600 and TOO lour-engin- ed plants and that a total of ap bombers was out luring the night. Relays of RAF- fighter-bombers and lighters continued attacks on the so-called "rccket-gun coast" of France on a smaller scale Saturday afternoon. The British press association spe- 'Iculatert that at the height of the assault on Brunswick bombs were being dropped at the rate of 150 tons per minute. Fires could be seen for 150 miles by fliers alter leav- ing the city. Enemy resistance was late forming and Ihe fleel shot down just four German night fight- ers. The successful Mosqullo feints ta scrambled enemy fighter dc- k fenscs that Ihty could not con- f on thc Brunswick rald- rra until their lethal loads were gone and thc city lay flaming with fmoke columns reaching See BOMBINGS, Tf, 6, Col. J Service Emblems Attractive one. two, and thrte slur Service Emblems are available fo relatives and friends of men 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 yon noir have Is faded, discolored. lorn. will given as a replacement. They will mailed for only ,Hawali' Jan'l pilots are flying of survival for crews who lost treir aircraft In the ocean between base' Unllti Preu (Vf.) RUSSIAN PRICE K1VE CENTS WAR LOAN CAMPAIGN SIARBIODAY IN CHURCHES Ministers a! Abilene will sound the opening call Sunday tar Tay- lor cotinty people to rally once more to support of their lighting men and oversubscribe the quota lor. the Fourth War Loan drive. The campaign work will be launched Wednesday morning at a meeting at the Second Street USO to begin at B o'clock. Arrangements for the morning kick-off confer, ence, at which coffee and dough- nuts will be served, are being han- dled by c. W. Gill, vice chairman of the county war bond executive committee, and Wilmer Sims. The program Wednesday morn- ing will be opened with an address by C. M. Caldwell, Taylor county bond chairman. Following a short talk by R. M. Fielder, Instructions be given to Ihe workers by Lockelt Ehelton. Max Bcnlley, speakers committee chairman, said ministers of Abilene and Taylor county have shown mud: enthusiasm over the oppor- tunity to bring to the attention of their congregations of Sunday (lie importance of this Fourth War Loan drive. Taylor county, said Chairman Culdwcll. faces one of the toughest assignments war lias tossed Into its lap. He referred to the fact that Sl.303.00a of the Fourth War Loan quota is the Series E bQilds quota. Taylor county lias gone well over its quota In the three other War Loan drives, but in the Third when S4.500.CW In bonds of all I.VPCS was sold, only of this In Series E bonds. Tho emphasis upon purchases of Series E bonds by individuals Is the dominant feature of the Fourth drive. Under leadership of Mrs. E. Dudley and officials ol the City Federation of Women's clubs, the women's city-wide canvas and soli- citation for sales of Series E bends will begin Feb. I, Caldwell an- nounced. i All of the Taylor coun- ly quola Is to come from non-bank buyers, the chairman pointed out. There are 25 business days in thc Fourth War Loan 18 lo Feb. 15. To meet the quota, sales must average not less than {130.000 dally. This lakes Into consideration Ihe fact that, at the rate shown since Jan. l, a total ol approximate- ly will have been purchas- ed by Jan. IB. The purchases made In the county since Jan. l are to be credited toward the Fourth War Loan quota, Throughout last week Cnldwell's office In the Minis building war, a bee-hive ol activity, with several meetings each day ol various com- mittees preparing lor the campaign. The executive committee consists ol Caldwell, Gill. Sims, Henry James. Malcolm Meek and J. Fulwiler. John 8. Ray Is general chairman for retailers. The wholesalers committee in- cludes O. C. Williams, chairman, I. W. Hoover, H, M. Harrison, P. Wright, O. V. Farnsworth, H. W. See WAR LOAN, Tg. 6, Col. 1 Falhf Jap Strongholds Near FrenchComeback Scores Two Miles ALLIED HEADQUARTERS. Al- giers, Jr.n. staging a. comeback on the battle- fields of Europe have fought at least, two mites forward Into the left flank of the German fortiff. cations in Italy guarding Cassino capturing Acquafondala and three high points near it, Allied head- quarters announced today. ThV hamlet of Acquafondatalies seven- miles northeast of Cassino American troops stand than four miles southwest of The French have In Cassino. th rt made a heavy loistar, of Leaders racks which feert gainst the Partt-bcra and fightcr-i shipping In- Patronage >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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