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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1944, Abilene, Texas f) WAR BOND SCORI Oyer-oll quota fjotol sales Seriet E quota Scries E Sales Reporter- WiniGWENSK 'I'O FRIENDS OR FOES vnr'in n i.-v.iAi-i A- n OR 'GITON'SK MDMINB .VOL. LX11I, NO. 246 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER RIENDS OK FOES YOUR WOKLD KXACTU' AS GOfS'-Bv VfOII ABILENE, MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1944 -EIGHTEEN PAGES Associated Prest (API United Prcu IV.P.I i lAt-i unuta rreu PRICE FIVE CENTS Allied Ship Sunk; LOOOPerlsh W J Fleet Launches m VI V I 1 I V I I V I 0( w i with" her resources. It Is, there-! fore, of greater importance than ever before that her citizens plan for the future so as to broaden those resources. That was Ihe message given mem- bers of the Abilene chamber of commerce last night at the annual membership meeting at the Milton j hotel ballroom by Robert M. Wag- Malt. The meeting saw presentation ot woliM law his money." declared the speaker, himself a native of the Other chamber of commerce and stories may be found on Page Six. The Weather U. 5. m.F.XRTMEVT OF mJIMfTRfn WKATHF.R nVRFAli AND VICINITY: rontldtr- xMf roMfr jnd ctnad) tfiih hrrtwrtn J.'t and 30 de- 1MST TE.VVS: rloudr frldaj- Sdlwrrtav. colder (n Tiatth ctn- W.IftlhTy rpoltr fn SonlTi Triilax nixhl, TKXAS; Kritlxi: mlrfrr AM WM. M...... I inch and f. m. R! ind II. llieh anil low U >nH If. Snntrl nlrM: mrrnl toivii lonijhi; 11 I temptttla o 9 The Abilene chamber of com- merce membership committcr was active throughout last and resull was more members and more income. Jack Sim- mons, aclinc manager, said last nifjhl. The organisation had on hand Dec. 31. 1SI2 and a year later its balance on hand IT.IS Tola! In- cnmc was Including membership dues, Sl.351.87 miscellaneous incomf. Kxpendilurrs amounlrd In reports of the past year's activit: and Installation of new officers a- directors. county. -There were other commu- I nitics hereabouts that were thriving. i were among them. Tiicy expected Abilene to be merely a shipping st bri" Ihe presidency to B. Blank- i ,rom I aid almost over night Abilene was this by 1000. cnship. R. B. Lench is tile netv vice prwi- a ,ovn Oi 2 nn n dcni, Fleming James Ihe new i lm n urer newly elected directors are I "Cri Will D. Minter. Mcnry Jan-.cs. W. and Ulls in P. Wright. C. M. Caldwell and Merle Af.ilnst a background of Abi- lene history Wagslafl describ- ed fonecplion of the city's fulurr. He ventured the opinion that tht clly may run inlo a slattc period and perhaps lose forever opportunity lo continue steady fcrnwtli unless Us people plan nnd work. "in talkinz aixint Mir future 1 Ihink- it Is wise to go into Abl- lene's past." said the well-kno-.ni lawyer as he opened Ills addrc.w. began as a planned city u-hcn ihe Texas' fc Pacific railway was oxlcnded this far westward anil dispatches from the Aiuio beach- head In Italy brought n protest to- day liom war Direc- tor Elmer Davis mio declared the public "is entllled lo the fullest and most rapid supply of news consis- lenl with military security." The Immediate Inclination of mll- itiu-y authorities Mn, however, ap- parently was to back up firmly the decision ol Ihe comtrlanders on the spot. Asked what he thought of the requirements that news dispatches be sent by courier to Naples for censorship, i-alher than being trans- mitted from the beachhead by My only comment on that is In accord with ny usual policy; Gen- eial (Sir Henry Maillandi Wilson, commanding in the Mediterranean theater, is in the best possible po- sition to judge whether factors such as you i-cfrr to affect Mie operations In Hits t-'irater either fnvorablv or adversely." Stimson's press conference held before Davis had lodged his views 5iih the War Department. Speaking wltln reporters, the War Information director expressed con- fidence his agency's protestations would have some Influence. U. S. Convoy Has Its Largest Toll CAROLINE (SUNOS MARSHALL ISLANDS GILBERT ISLANDS planes travelec over mites of enemy controlled waters to look over Truk, chief Japanese.base, making the irmmd-frip from the Maval nnH i i -'TTTlr .MJIIIC. II continuing, AlllfllV Ilinnj! 1..1..I: U .1 1 Philippines, an arcarihV.Ailjc'd' want back badly.. New tactical Air____ In England for Invasion LONDON. Feb. su- preme Allied command disclosed lonighl an American aerial spear- head for Ihe coming baltle of Ger- many, a full-fledged new tactical tor force which, with the RAP's ground support units, forms the Allied Expeditionary Air Force under Chief Marshal Trafford L. The new reorganized Ninth Air Force, (lie unit which, (roop IlpllVlrf Cllllr-w-n-t Hie Drlhirl, 1 helped support the British Eighth Army against Marshal troops In which raided Rome and the Ploesti oil fields in Rumania. It has Ihe same com- mander, Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brere- ton. 53, and much of the same staff, but with the force trans- formed from primarily heavy American group is bombers to lighter planes for the enlarged U. s. i close support of Allied Invasion MOSCOW TELLS LIQUIDATION OF TEN GERMAN DIVISIONS Then, he pointed out, a period fit rapid growth set In, and in 1511 there were nearly people here. This aiain nave way lo JL slow period and only 1.000 was x.lined by The 1320-M decade was the most scn'atlonii for growth, population reaching 23.MO and rWnj nn In In 1910, al- Ibnuch mint of thai decade depression. The cattle business save rhe city. its start and alter 10 years Simmons 1 MUNDAY. Feb. J. Siain, college was established. Three things charged with tile murder of Jakr. kept the town growing to but held in Kr.ox county jail a section of land would support too'ay tn default of a SS.OOO bond set only a few cows and one cowbcey, S. E. McStay. Mimday justice of LONDON. Friday, Feb. Premier Marshal Joseph Slalin an- nounced early today that Russian troops In Ihe Ukraine hart com- pletely liquidated (en divisions and one brigade of the eighth German army surrounded near Korstm af- ter a K-day battle in which 52.000 Germans died and 11.000 .surrender- ed. The entire German equipment nnd war material was captured by our troops." Slalin said In a trium- phant order of the day which prais- ed Gen. Ivan S. Koncv. commander ot the second Ukrainian front. The Soviet Information bu- reau, in a supplementary report broadcast after thr order of (he dly and recorded by Ihf Sovtel monitor, said only 2.000 or German officers succeeded In gelling Olil ot Ihr (rap by IrarK- porl planes Nn Ihr "Slalingrad manner." Mass mirldts U said, were observed among Oermaii troops In Ihe last few dajs. Slalin ordered a .salute of 20 .sal- voes from 22 Allied figure Vtcsoiy taxes, about excmp-1 Latest reiwrls from the front tlons for soldiers ar.d how you tl.e Filth Army's lines remain, some money. I ed substcinthlly unchanged. Tills booxlelt has been ciCKribcc! j Sirens artillery lire preceded t as one of the most useful prepared altarfcs. which nere launched in (lor this piupose. une area i Icldrnt wMrh look the life of the small
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