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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND SCORI n effort (o a Russian break- through to Romania. The two tail junctions taken were Tosno, 30 miles southeast of Lenin- grad, and Volosovo, 47 lies south- west, The Russians were ousting the Germans from their last foothold on the Leningrad-Moscow railway, fighting in the outskirts of the two of Lyuban, 28 miles north of Volk- hovo where the. German hold ended, said the Moscow-broadcast commu- nique, recorded by the Soviet moni- tor. Bombers Plaster Marseilles Area LONDON. Jan. 27 Four- engincd. Allied bombers were ported by the Germans tonight to have slashed at the Marseilles area of Southern Prance today British and Canadian aircraft car- ried out sweeps over Northern France. Belgium and Holland and shot dof.n 10 Nazi lighters. Radio silence on the continent in- dicated lhat night raiders might be out on a new attack. Senators Approve Advances in Army WASHINGTON. Jin. 27 Temporary appointment1! to the rank of lieutenant general were ap- proved by the Senate today for 3eorgc Grunert.asslgnedtohead the Eastern Defense Command In the United Stales and Walter Smith, chief of staff under Gen. 3wight D. Eisenhower and deputy In the western zone of Ihe European-African theater. The Senate also confirmed 'ollowin? temporary appointments to the rank of major general: How- ard Calhoun Davidson, Walter Ernst Lauer, John Edwin Hull, Allison Joseph Barnclt Fay Brink Prlckett, Philip Hayes, Virgil Lee Patterson, Clarence Hagbcrt Danielson. Arthur Wilson, and John Francis Williams. Partisans Advance Almost to Belgrade LONDON, Jan, 27 The Yugoslav Partisans reported today that their advance units were light- ing within sight of the capital city of Belgrade while other patriots had wiped Ihe Germans from two sectors of Cencra I Bosnia to bring 70 per cent of the urea under control of the Army of Liberation. Gen. Patron Tells Mother He's Sorry ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 27 An Atlanta army mother. Mrs. St a letter signed by G. 5. Patton. Jr., commander of the U. S. Seventh army, saying: 'I have made a very bad mistake, and xxxl have deeply rcgracd it." The letter, Mrs. Massengale said, wns In reply to one written to the Seventh Army commander alter it bccan-.e known that General Patlo.i had struck an enlisted man In Sicilian hospital tent. Army, Navy Disclose Official Report uj0n' J7 !AP) -The flnd Navy issued io'ntly tonight and official story of how the Japanese tortured, starved to death and American and Filipino soldiers who had been and two who the Phil- after almost a year as prisoners, the two departments assembled the stoTv inelud in of he Govirnirieni Monument at Dyess Grave Suggested WASHINGTON, Jan. (API The House heard erwtfon ef Ihe jrart of Lt. proposal today monument Col. William Id win Djreu, shortly btfore hLi story Japanese torlurw Inflicted on American and war prison- ers disclowd to the American public. Representative Russell read into the Congressional Record a Idler from John II. McGaughey, publisher at the Albany (Texas) News, who suggested the marker for Ihe air hfro of flataan, recent airplane rrash vlrlim In California. In the letter, McGaughey recalled that Dress dad ltd a froup Into Ihe hills after the surrender of Bataan, and that one of hlj last missions In the air was a "bomblnt" attack on lap ships In SuMc Bay, with the bombs tied to his pursuit plane. "When his story Is Krote McGuarhcj-, "and It should be right now, it will shock the na- tion nothlnjr has fn (his war: The criicltj of the .laps to the prisoners following the surrender nf Watnwrlghl." THE WEATHER S. PErAKTMfcNT 0V Anii.r.KE 'AND' VICINITV: nnir eloidr cftlttr IhU lonltbt WT.ST TEXAS: >nd l.tiri.r: nd EAST TEXAS ASH r.ttlF Ftld.T TtMPHrtATtHlF.S Thntf. .AH HOITR ThBM. IS M S3 _ Jl Hlfh Tow ttmptrilnrtl U 9 p. m. It an4 Tlilh Iflw ditc lill ym: U >nl Snnul 111! nlihl: :M. Starlit thC) metnlnr- Jt'jS. Hiniet lonlrM: 7.09. Spain Cut Off From U.S. Oil WASHINGTON, Jan. The United Slates has suspended ol) shipments from the Caribbean area to Spain for the month of February. I was learned on excellent atilhorl- y tonight, The step Is understood to b( part of a general reconsideration by his government ot Spain's over-all Spain has been allowed an tx remcly limited amount of fuel oil and from the Caribbean area, practically her only source of supply. The agreed miotas supply- most essential reeds but make it virtually Impossible for Spain to gather any reserves. Mailers Involved In reconsidera- tion of Spain's position regarding the war Include that nation's (atl'jrc to release Italian ships interned in her ports, to control adequately German agents operating on her territory, and reduce export o; war materials to Germany. The climatic step on Spain's part as IM ncgolia'.lon recently of nn agreement with Germany providing pesetas credit (about (o the Nazis. The credit was accorded Germany payment of debts Incurred dur- ing the Spanish Civil War. Thk was a severe Mow at Allied ctforU, lo reduce strategic German Marines Capture New Bay Outpost PEARL HARBOR. Jan. Seventh Army Alrforee .Mllchfll mnllum bombers and fighters downed 16 and prob- ably 22 planes Wednesday In Ihe biggest .ieri.il lullle
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