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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                WAR BOND SCORI 4th War Loon quota ajei hit month Shortage MORNING xiiottoh Nazis Trade A United Prea PRICE FIVE CENTS Armada Visits French Coast RAP h i Jan 22 mighty fleet o RAF heavy bombers thundered eastward lasl nigh per haps o hit s I 1blaring Berlin for the second straigh Plancs target on invasion against fhe PasdeCalais are cost the attacking force 11 six of them heav bombers 19 German fighters were shot out of the sky J if giaUfS on their latest foray tw a half hours later than their 5 start against Berlii Thursday when they delivered the largest aerial attack em CaiU1 long tons On their way over the chan the RAF night bombers met Allied planes returning from the day Con tinental radio stations clicked off the air in the path of the RAF German long wave radio trans mitters left the air last pos Indicating that the RAP again was attacking the German capital Jpr the second successive Hundreds of American heavy and medium bombers and nearly all types of RAP planes participated in the daylight assault on the Pasde trieportion of France clos Jt to Describing the enemy fighter op position as generally neak a Joint communique issued by Ihe British air ministry and the Army credited Flying fortresses and Liberators with de stroying seven Nazi planes while escorting American fighters got an equal Dominion and Allied fighters for five enemy Allied lost light bombers and three fight additionto the heavy The Allied attack force dropped perhaps tons of bombs as It raked mysterious Nazi forward de Jpnses on the French While Ihe Nazis generally did not offer stiff fishier opposi tion aloni the French the bombers were forced to fly through tblck Generally i accurate bombing results were w reporter with terrific explosions following hits and smoke spiralingr several thousand feel into the It is conservatively estimated that sorties individual plane Alights have been made against the PasdeCalais nrea in the last The specific nature of the targets along his important stretch of the French coast never has been made known although the nrca has given Ihe popular name of the Rocket Gun All of the sis heavy bombers last in the French coast attack were from one group which at first was unable to find Its target biIow the rlouds but persisted and made five runs before releasing Us Tills commanded by Dsnl of encounlered furious opposi tion from a pack of FockeWiilf Wesfex Branch Line Abandoned The Interstate com mission in Washington Friday auth orized the Texas Centra railroad operated by the MissouriKansas Texas to abandon a 42 mile branch line from De Leon to Cross Abandonment order for the Cross Plains of the MKT was not unexpected at Rising Pio Cross Plains and Sipe Springs towns which will be without rai connection when the 42mllc line Chambers of luncheon cluos and other civic organizations had been given till Dec 28 last to file additional protests to after the examiner who heard the case at Cisco in Septem recommended These contacted bi he two weeks ago no data hope shortly after Federal govern took over all railroads that ent might continue op the ra little hope was held out A recent survey at Rising star by a ReporterNews representative showed only about 20 carloads of outbound height were handled there in Cross T Most The line was built In 1910 by the Icxas Centra Railroad after years of actmty onthe part of the towns to secure rail It has been m a very rundown condition for several Only W er day was a rouncitrip mixed over the line Bus competltmn was ascribed as the rea son for Ihe serious decline in traf Ships Collide one of two merchant ships involv ed in a collision off the Delaware cape this evening caught fire and vns abandoned by her crew an hour the fourth naval district an nounced Some time later the Navy said It had received no report of casual r SIMS REEIECIED RED CROSS CHAIRMAN Taylor countys chapter of Amer ican Red which had a 1943 budget of ana in the coun ty from which more than was contributed to last years Red Cross wav held its annual business meeting last nlghi at the district courtroom and elected Wll cr Sinis to be chapter chairman second Although the chapters activl ties have Increased several hun dred percent In the past vear and hundreds of women devot ed many hours eaek to Rrd Cross services during the it was ntctsary to conscript Nishlwatchman Wyalt at the county court houw obtain a Quorum for Named as chapter officers with Sims were vicechairman Laura Rob a member of the county school superintendents volunteer services selected wore Morgan Jonas volunteer special services chair man Robert first aid John Junior Red Cross Russell disaster preparedness Wendell Bedlchek public information Hmo Cook farm and home work and accident secretary Chairman of prevention Wade Hedrlek nutrition staf assistants corps Camp bell nurses air corps Mrs Joh knitting rjolllf home chairman of th nominating who pre seined its said hat for va nous reason nominations of chair men were delayed for Gray Ladle surgical horn nursni and canteen Of Die new officers and chatr all of whom are members o the executive all wer See RED 3 Col Rails Taken Initial Touch Made with City In Over 2 Years 12 Russians are oiling back the German line rom Leningrad through one ortified place after Vloscow announced to after theRed army yes erday captured the rail junc ion of miles south ast of the great northern and thus freed a round bout rail line to TheRedarmy was in full of ensivetide smith southwest and outheast of killing housands of It bat ered through defensive areas the Nazis had carefully fortified for wo Under continuous bloits of Soviet troops the enemy Is rolling back In a southerly di rection and abandoning one fortified place aflcr said the midnight Moscow com munique recorded by the Soviet Alate dispatch from Moscow by ddy Associated Press said that the can urc of announced last night n a special order of the day by remier Marshal Joseph ad given Leningrad Its first rail ommunication with Moscow and le rest of the Soviet union in two The capture was part of a new breakthrough on i 30 roilc front from Ihe Narva river southeast lo he town of Viii By freeing this area the Russians oblaincd a round about railroad from Leningrad lo Moscoir via Vol ogda and Still occupied by the Sec 2 JAP LANDING BARGES SUNK AILON BOARD DIE ADVANCED ALLIED HEAD New Saturday 2 hundred slxts Japanese apparently bent on reinforcing the besieged defendei of New were Mllea when speedy PT boats caught them m their barges sneaking down thi coast Tuesday Allied head quarters announced The American craft surprised the troopladen enemy barges off less than 25 miles north of and sprayed them with rapidfire All of the barges Joining In Fourth War Loan ral lies in this they did so effectively in the Third War Loan drive be of and of Camp Barkelcy with John MRTC and David MRTC special service as Joining In a number of programs will be Chaplains Ferguson lahomas 45lh division Is buy Ing more war bonds than any olhtr division in the Jess Larson told the Chamber of Commerce weekly public affairs forum The formtr secretary of the slate school land who commanded a battalion of the 45th In the landing at Sa said the average soldier tasnl worrying much about problems on the home front bi causc he is too busy proltclinj his and Paul Kctchum of the MRTC Major Evans and Chaplain Fergu son were at Fislier county for a rally Friday The MRTC special service officer m many West Central Texas who has become a familiar figure will appear at a Clyde bond rally Saturday at 330 p m and at Oplin at 8 At Rotans Fourth War Loan ral ly Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church Major Evans and Chaplain were sunk and all the Japanese killed or Douelas MacArthurs spokes man said the enemy troops were well equipped and wore new uni indicating they were normal replacements for Japanese in the Madang On 10 tons ot explo sives were dropped by fighter escorted Mitchell medium bombers on the Ramu valley Japanese being driven northward by the Austra The Aussies were last re ported less than 25 miles from Bo one of the keys to Ma dangs outer defense On Ihe same other Mitchells JapanesV positionsnorth ot dropping bombs on supply ind gun locations and strafing smal craft at Hansa Twenty barges were Liberator heavy bombers faIce ranged 600 miles north of Australia Wednesday to raid the Japanese seaplane base on Ambolna Island In East Five in tercepting fighters were shot down and one more probably destroyed Two of our planes were A small force of Liberators harassed oftraided Rabanl on the northern tip of NEW Britain Wed nesday Boston attack bomb ers flown by Australians raked Cas New the nest McNuft Denounces Employer 210 Man power Chairman Paul McNutl denounced lonight as allies of Ihc enemy Ihe worker who wants to cave the war production line in order to land feet first in peace and the hardboiled employer who wanls to beat his competitor o the postwar He denied rumors o tremcn rtous cutbacks in war productio and asked Delrolt and Ihe natio scare that manpower Ferguson also will help lead the Colonel Stout and Major Evans will lead a Camp Barkclry group at a Winters rally Tuesday cvcnfn and on the same night Chaplain Kctchum will be at Fisher Major Evans will address a war bond rally at Abilene high school at 26 Other engagements of Evans ami Stout Include Thursday s with the MRTC band with the band Cress 29 4 25 with the banl Bonham and left to rinhrt Pvf A n and Paramount Davis Says Nazis Watching Results Terming war bond biijing a form ilfms of psychological War In fonnalion Direclor timer Davis taid tonight the enemy is watching to see how successfully the SHOOO ith War Loan is reject the peace rould collapse the In ft speech for he Dclroit Vic lory McNutl said Ihc term cutback Is n mmor word propaganda He said it may be very danger ous in thU ero when the peace scare is a major Instrument In the war of Concerning President Roosevelts request for a worker draft Mc Nult said lhat under a sound Detroits need for a strong lo cal manpower program would not be reduced at London Has Biggest Air Show Since 1941 22 Britains bigges air show since he days ot 191041 the German air force raide London and the southeast coast last night and lost most sho down in an cuemy night raid in 1 A number of casualties wore reported in the London area including a mother and two babies who were injured a bomb wrecked the rear of a house directly opposite a well filled surface she Persons trapped in Ihe shelter wcr quickly extricated by rescue The mother and he babies also were dragged from beneath the debris of thei The raid was the longest in weeks and shells bursting ove London could be seen from 1 miles Only a tew of the whlcl came across the coast In wer believed to have jienctralcd Lon dons amlalrcraft barrage which was the loudest nnd most spcctacu Inr heard In One of Ihc Nazi planes dcslroyed was hit as it Hew over London and It plummeted to the earth spoul Ing sparks and Another was believed to have been shot down Police Chief Names Aides Three new police rec immendcd by Chief Virgil werp approved by the city commis sion In regular meeting Friday af New all of whom have icen In the department for some are day cap aln Tom night caplnin and traffic Hsllmark replaces who was day captain from Ihe bceinnhif of the late Chief Busters terir until his own election to chief lasl Summers has been acting light captain since Sam Galbreath eslgned to make ihc race for chief Vetcto replaces Brill whose resignation was accepted by the commission Morgan had been with the Abi cne police department 15 years and lad been traffic captain since the ginning ot Chief Busters term makes the rnembcr of the department who wasa candidate n the recent specialelectloiito rtr Galbrealh md Dec Bland re igned to make Ihe key recommended bj Valdrop and approved by the com nlssion to continue In the positions hey now hold are ra Io technician Arthur night ergeaiit George detective nd fingerprints Distribution of other members of he force as outlined for the com fssion by Waldrop were patrol ar Lomax L Whit George and Green beat J Fovv Blake Waller F Halle liarles Boyd N L Joe Lloyd Burks and motorcycle police Welch and Floyd Villls airport Stanford nd Cos and police liss Maud Malton and R T ixpecf Results Of Survey Soon 21 he Office of Price Administration over the Another enemy plane was sho into the sea off the southeast coast while onolher wns destroyed short ly after It crossed he The heaviest previous German loss in a night rnid was eight 01 March The biggest bag for a single night was 33 on Oct More raiders than at any llrae In months seemed o have reached Ihc London suburbs but Ihe barrage appeared to hold most of them there fljlni almost at housetop level to the they fled buck IheTpechicuUr was puny according lo present standards lie fierceness of Ihc barrage excited It was the first lime hundreds o American soldiers now In London had been under shell A hospital in a southeastern town sustained a direct hit but the only casualty was a male nurse who suf fered face Eight other cas ualties In that area required hos pital The council buildings nnd fire station in the town were destroyed and a jiuinbcr of injured firemen were extricated by rescuers who dUR for three The raiders dropped a great oer of more han at nny nine in mnny A great cluster of flares came down together In one the of Bombs nerc reported to have been dropped in widely scat tered places ami falling shrap nel from the Buns beat Ihc earth like a The raiders dived and circled In Kci out of Hie smrrhllKht beams criss crossing he The drone of a large number of Jlanes could be heard above the Navy Admits Staff Of Civilians Poor Jan The Navy frankly admin inefficiency and overmanning exist among Ils civilian workers in a report to the Senate naval com but blames the situation on the rapid wartime expansion of 1U necessity for expanding the avys civilian personnel over 900 XT cent In such a brief diir ng a tlghl labor obvlous created some Ihc Department Frankly the obtaining maximum utilization of all personnel Is me pi the Navys most difficult prob it the sky the The Unwell Burrus head of he OPAs wool mohair will be studied tn determin ing whether Ihe present price re on may be re The eastern mohair trade cent ered at Dumis explained is pressing strenuously for a re vision In the mohair celling Ordr Present celling are fixed at the highest price an individual growvr received In the base period of Oct I lo Harold president of the National Wool Trade association said lhat he effect of the present arrangement was to give every nun a different Specific dollars and cents levels arc sought Abilenian to Gel Husbands Award Presentation of the Silver Star Lloyd the former Frances whose rib band was awarded the medal pas And we at OWI will see to H that the people of occupied coun tries and the people of the enemy countries know nboxit it he declared In a He added that Nazi leaders apparently are unwilling to face Ihe test of going to the German public for hdr war Plumber Loses federal court Jury today returned a verdict lor the defendant In a damage suit brought by James against Lockheed Aircraft formerly employed at the companys modification plant al Love testified he was taken into custody by plant guards and held against his The barrage came in spurts first opening with a IcrrifJc b n quiet nnd Ihen another of licnry The raid on London came shortly tier a short alert had sounded In the suburbs without Incident The raiders appeared lo be Ing at about feet coming from several There were flashes all over Ihc AMERICANS CROSS RAP1 and arrows indi cale American and French flirusts in tJic Cassino area on lie Kalian front black An American patrol crossed lie Kapido river north of Cas sino and withdrew after test ing the German Gustav Lino defenses shaded area west of the French troops took Saul Elia and to the AP Wire Allies Face New Defense Line lo Rome Flier from Kent Killed in Crash Homer about 21 son foster of Kent in e frash Thursday at say a Calvcaon where he was stalloned dtialls o Ihe fighter pilols caih were The funeral nil be hold Sunday at 3 at ihp Round Mound cemetery nlth Laughters Jionio in cJiflrtc 21 Battalions of forced Italian la oor are rushing to completion a powerful new Adolf Hit er defense line 65 miles be tow Nazi prisoners re ported indicating that the has scant hope of Aiding line much Jonger against ths onslaught of Brit sh and French troops The British firmly held the town of two miles northwest or the Garigllano after Al ictl planes and artillery smashed n incipient German nd French forces north of Cas ino captured the foot of It Nad slrongpoint across the rlllnge of The Gustav fort If lea Ions thus were being Ever since their landinr on Ihe Salerno beaches in Septem bcr Mark Fiflh Army iroops have forced to batter Ihtir way through a sumssion of Nail defense systems hat extracted Ihc List possible advanlajc from Iho roujh Kalian According to German vprlsoners Adolf line extsnds from iMfoot six miles north est of down across tha Irl valley In the orcn of Ponlecorvo i the Auninci mountains near the comtincd Allied Mfdilerran nn air forces plastered Ihe Clam o and Centoccllc ntr fields on outskirts and Ion bombs on new 14 miles north cast of the Five German craft were shot down during the day for a loss of two Mayors Ask Quick PostWor Policy The United States Conference of May ors today nskcd Congress to for mulate and announce at Ihe ear Ifcsl possible time a policy for a national postwar planning pro A resolution adopted unanimous ly said such congrcsflonal action would be to end that cities may go at once with the com pletion of plans for city postwar projects with knovledge of the part Ihe national government can be to lake In this IHE WFAIHFR oj rro AND vinxirr Victor i Mcpfaihcr a ro camp will nuke the Captain commander of an Infantry company of Die 45th Divi was killed in action In Italy He fought throug1 Ihe Sicily with his regi He came to Camp Barkelev with the and was married here two years ago lo Miss Tittle daughter of and Mrs G B 2041 North He wns a of and Bex of nl a Marine bac in California nnd Countess Interned fn Along her three Countess Edda daughter of Bcnlto Mussolini and widow of Count Galeazzo former Ital ian foreign is interned in Switzerland under police an announcement faid VAST r s ivrsr rriirrsvTiRrs i II M II II 17 JJ 31 61 SB llllh ind Sinirtit ow ttmprritaro mernnj Sinicl tonlthl   

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