Abilene Reporter News, March 1, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND SCORE ver-all quota Total Stilts 36, U9. 50 Scries E quota Salt. Serin E VOL. LXIII, NO. 258 SWene Sorter- WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO OK FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 134-1 -TWELVE PAGES Associated Press up) Untied Prtss FIVE CENTS Yanks Invade Admiralties Soviets Reveal Finn Peace lerms llrge Break With Nazis immediately LONDON, Feb. The Soviet government de- ifiianded tonight that Finland tnmediately break relations with Germany and intern all German troops and chips in Finland Soviet aimed help if necessary------as a pre- liminary to "official negotia- tions in Moscow" for peace. Tliis was the foremost of six de- mands broadcast officially over (he Moscow radio and recorded here by the Soviet -Monitor. Official peace fcioves are dependent on the "ler- of military broadcast said. The Finnish parliament lictrt two secret sessions in Helsinki during the (lav lo debate llic. question nf ptatt or continued war Kith Russia, but an official I announcement gave no indica- tion lliat a decision had been reached. The Russians also with "Immediate" acceptance speci- fied that the Russian Finnish <5eace treaty of 1D40 be restored '.J.Hh the withdrawal of Finnish troops to the 1940 borders. Reds Take Pogorelka, Six Miles from Pskov Fortress LONDON, Fcb. tif, announced to- night that the Red army had lorn the Germans from 250 more localities around Pskov, ancient trade cen- ter of the north, capturing Pogorelka, six miles north of the fortress city at the door to the Baltic states. Sixty-five mlies southeast of Pskov other Soviet forces capturdc Novorzhev, 44 miles from the Latvian border, and hurled the Germans from 60 more com- munities in ttie area, said the Moscow communique, Far to the south In the Ukraine Soviet troops were on the mp.rch again and the communique, recorded by the Soviet Monitor from a broadcast, said 70 towns and hamlets were swept up In an advance south of the captured iron mine town of Krivoi Rog. along the Ingulcts river to Nikolaycvka. 26 miles away. In this drive the Russians caplured Ingulets, 15 miles south- west of Krivoi Hog, and its sister town of Shirokoye, four miles southeast. A German broadcast said'the Russians, in this a penetration in "only southern advance admitted one point." Russian location of 'the front around Pskov indi- cated (he Red army now was in the outskirts of the great city upon which hinged the entire German po sition in Ihe north. Four railways and two highways radiate from Pskov and should the Germans lose il their entire position in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be menaced. Mobile Russian artillery which has softened the strongest German positions in Russia was presum ably pounding PsV.ov and its outer defenses already, for Russian lines irerc ivUliin easy artillery range. There were indications, however, that llic Germans would make a major stand al Pskov despite the speed of their retreat from Ihe norlh, A Moscow broadcast following the communique said the Nazis put up sliff battle for stiffcr than observers in London had expected. Yank Heavies Drop Bombs On Brunswick Allied Troops lake Shelling at Anzio ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Naples, Feb. German artillery .on heights overlooking the Anzio beach- head below Rome roared into full-throated action today, The Soviets also demanded 'that Allied troops and installations throughout the 100- all Soviel and Allied 'prisoners of square-mile area with one of the heaviest shillings since the r and citizens interned'.in Fin- be released., but said terri- torial questions'would "be left' for ..further negotiations. fronilcast said "a prcminenf Swedish-indusiri--" alist" brought Juho K. Paasi- km, Finnish diplomat, and I Madam Alexandra Kollanlay, Russian ambasador lo Sweden, fojelhcr iri Stockholm on Feb. 16 and Faasikivi asked for Hie Soviet peace conditions. The Russians agretd lo negoliale )with the "presenl Finnish re- gime "on fernn'nation of mili- tary operations." said the broad- cast, recorded by the Soviel .Monitor. According lo the Moscow landing there over five weeks ago. ..'..In a dispatch from, that constricted Allied holding, Ed- ward Kennedy of the Associated Press-said that the Nazis on-any particular target .of the many within their observation, were not Canada's Meat Rationing Off Kollantay transmitted terms: OTTOWA, Teb. 23 Tem- porary suspension of meal raiion- ing in Canada, cffeclive at mld- j night, was announced In commons radio lonighl. 5 I. Rupture of relations with Gcr- ,many and Inlernment of German 'UOOPS and ships in Finland. "If Finland considers herself in- capable of fulfilling this task." Ihe Vlfoscow broadcast said, "the Soviet l-.mton is prepared to render her the! Douglas Abbott, parliamentary as- sistant to Finance Minister James L. Ilsley, told the house that meat- Tuesdays and meat rationing alike would be discontinued. Heavy marketings of Canadian livestock and shipping sl'.orlages which limit exports lo Allied na- assistancc by Iroops and aircraft." 2. Rcsloralion of the Soviet-Fin- nish trealy of 1940 and the with- drawal of Finnish troops to the 0' 1940. 3. The immediate return of So- Jviet and Allied prisoners of xvar as well as Soviet and allied citizens who are kept in concentration camps or who are used by the Finns for labor. 4. The question of the partial dc- of flic Finnish army nill be left to future negotiations In Moscow. 5. The question of reparations for any damage inflicted on the Eo- viet union by Finnish military op- and in Finnish occupa- lo of Russian territory also will be Icfl lo negoliallons in meat consumption in Ihe dominion. No coupons will be needed lor meat or canned salmon bought aft- er midnight. was introduced as a means of building up surpluses of meal for export to Britain and the present surplus position in Cana- da is due to a bottleneck in trans portation nnd shipping." said the prices hoard in a fimuilancons statement "As soon as these conditions are cased and meat supplies can move more freely into export channels, it will be necessary to use rationing again to ensure an equal supply of the reduced domestic allowance for Compromise Service 'Vote Bill Is Backed WASHINGTON. Fcb. 29- A compromise service vote bill pro- viding limited use of the adminis- tration-backcd federal ballot was approved today by Scnalc and conferees. It authorizes use a uniform federal absentee bnl- Colonel Dowman to Midland Command MIDLAND. Fcb. 20 Col Charles H. Dowman, army officer with 2G years continuous exper- ience, today assumed command of the Midland army air field, key hombardier school of Ihe army air forces Iraining command. He succeeds Col. John P. Kcnney. nho has been in command since but were blazing away at