Abilene Reporter News, January 29, 1944

Abilene Reporter News

January 29, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR IOKID SCORE 4th War Loan quota Salei TH'Mdoy felei thii month MORNING VOL. LXIII, NO. 226 WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OH FOES WE SKIMCH YOUR'WORLD EXACTLY AS JT A THUS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1944 PAGES tVr.llfd PRICE FIVE CENTS MIA menca Vow Veterans of Pacific, Africa to Sell Bonds Men knowing the full meaning of all out war, veterans convalescing slowly from mental and physical torture of actual battle wounds, will arrive at View Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock to assist Taylor county's Fourth War Loan cam- paigners in selling at least in bonds. The men are being released for that purpose from Mc- Closkey General hospital in Temple where they are recuper- ating from wounds received in battle. Lt. Russell K. Turner, veteran of ihe China, India and Burma coiv wicte, where he served with the 14th anil 10th air forces, and Lt. George Sparks cf Dillard. Okla.. a paratrooper in the North African campaign. will be two of the four men in the detachment. Lieutenant Sparks was wounded helping evacuate wounded In North Africa. The itinerary of ihe four veterans Includes a rally at Abi- lene high school >t I o'clock Tuesday afternoon. At two of the soldiers will participate In a program at the North jun- ior high school and two at the South junior high school. Highlight of Tuesday's activities 9'il! be the program at the First Baptist church at pjn. at which all four of the nun will be together. A Camp Barkeley military band will also be present. Mothers, fathers, wives and chil- dren of servicemen are especially urged to attend the Tuesday night's rally, bond officials say. Wednesday at 10 a.m. two of the servicemen will be at an AGO pro- gram and two at Hardtn-Siinmons. McMurry will hold rally at 11 a.m. Wednesday with two of the men present. Employes of the Abilene-View Bus company will hold a rally Wed ncsday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The group will visit serrice clubs and large until their departure for Me- Closkey hMpltal Friday night. C. M. Taylor county bond chairman, said last night or- ganizations wishing to hold rallies with the aid of the veterans should either. telephone him or -Wendell Bedichek at the Abilene Reporter- News. flOBY CITIZENS SEND BOND OVER 10P AT RALLY Boby citizens last night pledged quickly efficiently in its War Loan drive arid'pushed'.the rfvcal campaign over ;.ln short order.- The local quota was and when cash purchases had been" counted HV5S.76 was the coffers. County Judge Roy; F. Formway announced. _ The rally heard addresses by Lt. John A. Stout, Camp Barkeley chief of chaplains, and Mai. David Evans, MRTC special sen-ice officer. The MRT.C band played. The activities sent Fisher.county, veil along its way toward the A'iCO goal and County Chairman Guy said he believed the coun- ty had gone over the top. Meantime' other communities, large ar.d small, in the Abilene trad- ing area rolled along speedily toward their goals, with rallies planned. 9 Glasscock county was one of Itp first to exceed its quota. Reports from there yesterday said all ser- ies had been oversubscribed. Most of -Fisher county's commu- nities had exceeded their quotas rallies held during the week. "t McCaulley, Mow, Longsworth, Palim and Dowell, goals were reached Tuesday night. At, McCaulley the quota was 810. E. C. Waldrop, Dave Maeberry and Ed Mason were chairmen of the "thrive. Roby banner R. B. Tanner aided. At Palava the quota wae met quickly. A. A. Sharrock and Dick Sonner were chairmen. Dowell's quota was over chairmen George McBcth and conducting the drives. J. P. Davis and T. T. Krai head- ed the drive to ovcrscribe Longs- worth's quota' of {9.300. The first week of the drive in Shackelford county brought a to- tal of In all series by Wed- nesday night and John Y. Sedwick chairman estimated the purchase to bo near by last night. Of Anal figure approximately -'Was E bond purchases. Shack el ford's quota is of which of the E series is to be purchased by individuals. Furthering the drive an Albany heater is'giving a free.show Feb. 1 Facing t quota of well irill hold rally next nlghti Col.' Stwvfr'nral Maj. Evans are scheduleVf fo'sppfar on the pro- grain. Four thousand dollars in bonds were sold at Winters in A Tuesday light rally. "Another rally-'wlllbi leld there in the near Mure, H. 3 iodge, chairman, said. IHE WEATHER r S. DEPART MF.NT OF COMMENT. HEATHER BUREAU AIULF.Xt ASI> VICINITY: Moilll toaJr rain thii Ifoon. lonlthl TrAAS: CloHdr, Salardt ,nd In Sond.j: Lltn trmprnlate ttl'T Cloodr. "In In nrl Ki.-r.j't nil nl tki Iilll Tri AM HOt'R Frt. FM J........M s........fit M tier Says Stand or Die On Cassino ALLIED HEADQUAR- ERS, Algiers, Jan. 28 Hied land and air forces have ealt the Nazis a crushing vin defeat in the Battle for ome, smashing an enemy ssault on the Bntish-Amen- an bridgehead at a point 21 miles from the Italian capital nd destroying 28 German lanes in furious sky flights vcr the landing beaches, the Vllied command announced oday, The Nazi debacle la the air and the reputeinc of the heav- iett enemy attack so far atauut (he week-old bridgehead came ai German prisoners declared that Adolf Hitler himself hid ordered the German 10th Army "stand or die" on the Cas- sino front, some 60 milts from Rome. The site -of yesterday's ground lash, In which British troops rout- d elements of the German 29th rmored Division, was near the lit- e village of Carroceto, 10 miles ue north from the Allied beach- eaus at Araio. In addition to in- licting casualties, the British took lore thaij 100 prisoners and drove he enemy back toward the Applan ay. .Despite this German effort and a revlously reported counterattack y units of the Hermann Goering rmored division near LiHoria, 15 miles east of Anzio, the Allied in- asion holding was being slowly ut steadily enlarged. latest offt- ial from the area said. Gen. Sir Harold uU ..the' least '.'gfj' S'water Parents Accept Citation SWEETWATER, Jan. Hundreds of Sweetwater resident, and their Mexican neighbors gatlv ered on the west side of the cour house square near sundown Thurs day evening to see a Mexican fath er and mother receive the medal and bravery citations which thel son won but probably won't ever know about until Ihe war is over. The awards, including the Dis tinguished Flying Cross, and the Ai Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters were made In the name of Siaf Sergeant Monico Sodriquez, tai gunner on a Flying Fortress whlc! was shot down in the Allies' bigges raid on Schwelnfurl, Germany, i mid-October. Sergeant Rodrique was at first reported missing in ac tlon. and'later was reported to b a prisoner of the Germans. The Sweetwater high school band of which Sergeant Rodriquez wa once a member, played for the oc casion. Supl. Hoss Covey of Sweet water schools paid tribute to th Mexican youth, as did Father Mar tinez to whose congregation he be longed. Presentation of the medal was made to the mother, Mrs. Vic tor Rodriquez. by Major Robert K Urban, commanding officer of Aven ger field, at the request of Ma Gen. Wm. Donovan, commandin officer of the Eighth Service com mand. Lt. Patrick B. McAnany. In telligence officer at Avcngtr field presided. 14----- n.... M _ 4J ......It........ si _ 41........11........ _ tt Hlih and low (empcriftrtl to 9 f rv U ind 42. Uleh ind d and -_ Snr-set nljM: S 4h1t mornlnc: S4iwel lonljhl: WFA Orders More Beef for Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 2S- The War Food administration to day directed packers operating der federal inspection to set asit a larger quantity of beef for fh armed services. This will give the milita services about 30 percent of Ihe cur rent production ol beef. U comes day after the Office of Price Ad ministration announced increases ration point values of most cuts o beef effective February 1. Shortage of Planes. Now Worries Tokyo NEW YORK, Jan. 28 a new exhortation to the Japane people for Increased production war planes, the Tokyo radio said t inc Amount which the North Atr.erlcar. continent can produce. War diiLMon directors wer instructed to take steps to see that England or other Allied nations concerned are notified "at a very early stage" w hen Important changes are pbmied In programs for Import- Ing and storing up materials which foreign countries have helped to supply. Germans Provide Hot Fireworks By VntiMAM STO.VEMAN Chicago Dally News correspondent representing the combined American Press. (nislrlbulcd By The Associated Press) AN ALLIED BEACHHEAD SOUTH OF ROME. Jan. 25 There have been many airraids on our shipping since we dropped Into Algiers H months ago. but person- ally we never saw any more tire works than those provided this evening when Germans raided our Invasion licet olf the local beaches Tens of thousands of rounds o ant! aircraft shells streamed through the winter's sun set Fky as the Luftwaffe came roar- Ing across with ils tricky o explosives. When H was all over, our Inva sion fleet was still there, shlpplni Its stuff ashore, and you co'jlc almost make yourself believe it ha HTB under Incredible condition? with Inadequate shelter, clothing, food or medical attention. Bri- tain, like the U. S., will not for- get, Eden vowed. The details of the "March of Death" from Bataan a4id the other subhuman acts there ar.d at Cor- rcgldor. documented by three offi- cers who escaped, showed Japanew perfidy In .all its hideous light. For the Tokyo government gave assurance two years ago through the Swiss government that it followed the international laws on treatment of prisoners and civilian intemeej. A week after they made the pledge, however. General .NfacArthur acuscd the Japanese of mistreating the prisoners on the Philippines and. cited cases. Including a Filipino hero wantonly bayonetted. The execution of the Tokyo air raiders, disclosed several months af- ter moved Secretary Hull at that time to say that such "deprav- ity" would be remembered and officers responsible had Just about signed their own death warrants. There was at lewt one demand to- day for immediate punitive action on the Pacific war front. Said Chairman May iD-Ky) of the House) military committee: ouihl lo quit fooling around vllh Islands and out- posts and steam straight into Tokjo and blow It Into Hades." Olher members of Congress wers more inclined to avoid such refer- ences to war strategy, however. In equally shocked tones, they com- mented: Senator Thomas Japanese army stooped to depths See ATROCITIES, t, Col. S DO YOU VALUE YOUR CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS WORTH? PAY YOUR POLL TAX BEFORE FEB. 1st! ;

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