Abilene Reporter News, March 16, 1944

Abilene Reporter News

March 16, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1944, Abilene, Texas BOX SCORE ON RED CROSS DRIVE County quota Contribution! Wed. CpnrriburJoni to date Abilene Reporter VOL. LXIII, NO. 273 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER OR OFFENSE TO IWENDS OR FOES CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS n ABILENE. MORNING, MARCH 16, 1944 -TWELVE PAGES Auoclalei Prnj United Press (V.P.) PRICE FIVE CENTS New Drive To Rome Opened _____________ v SOVIET RUSSIA! BLASTING AHEAD-Arrowi in tins map show the areas in which the on-rushing Russian-army is making progress, pushing aside Nazi froops, surrounding and slaughter- ing them, and generally adding to Allied successes. The Russian picture is most trvfng to the Germans, reports from within I pressed some concern over the way 8S 'e NPW Mf.VQ rnnlrlhntlnnc lOW11 a'tCl' tllC Vll'tUBllV all- I 1V11 U I J, I lUVC On Eire Seen ihe contributions "as a "whole 'are .attc1' .tllc virtually all- coming in, he was particularly American iir attack, in which pleased with one report. That was nearly every plane of Ihe Al- lied Mediterranean force took part. Making A total of trips. students and faculty rais- ed against a quota of S2M. J. E. Freeman, college fiscal ngcin, In turning in this gift said more con- trlbutions are still to come from (he bombs In the one-milc-square Cas- college. Charles Rutledge, rural chair- man, announced that Wylie topped Its quota of S150 with contributions amounting to SIS4.96, thereby selling a hot pace for some of the other rur- al communities. Of this lolal the Wylle teachers contributed Added lo Ihe 100 tier cent list of firms and organizations yesterday afternoon were the following: Phillips Petroleum Co.. J. C, Pen- rod agent, Abilene Printing and Stationery Co., Russey Printing Co. Burton-Lingo Lumber Co., Co., W. H. Miller Ktelder-Dlllingha m Lumber Co., Jennings Lumber Co., Earl Norlhrup Planing. Mill, C. M. Presley Jewelry Fuhvil- er Jewelry Store, J.'A. Brady JCB'- elry Store. King Peanut Co., Exclu- sive, Dress Shop, .J.. O, Penney Co.. arid McLemore-Bow Drug Co.iNf Clifford Jones Resigns at tech Suggest Sam Jones Run for President NEW ORLEANS, March 15 Harry H. Woodrlng, former secre- tary of war. said at a press con- ference hcrei today that If the United Stales fs to recapture a con- stitutional government and slates rights it must elect a Southern Democrat as president "and I defi- nitely consider your Governor Sam Jones presidential timber." Woodring said he Is here to con- sider Democratic leader.1; in connec- tion with the "American Demo- cratic national committee" which he described as "a. group of men who want to return Ihe Democratic i party to the Democrats bv welding i all elements In the path- which oppose the present artminislration! Tllc of B. Jones; inlo one powerful bloc from lhtr Texas Tecii- CUFFORD B. JONF.S FORT WORTH, March 15 lnc dropped UOO of The n e one-mc-square Cas- i fc Bovernment Is stno area alone, and the remainder bt new dip- on towns, bridges and communica- tions centers to the north and northwest. The total load of tons was announced by Lt. Gen. Ira c. Ejiltpr, Mediterranean air commander. said Eaker. "never In warfare have atr fortes concentrated so much destruction on a target of comparable In a slmjle mission." Tlie historic assault was begun by 3G medium Mitchells at am. Soon all types of plnnes, Incltid- JVAPLES, March The schedule of Alltrit bombers over Cassino today read like railroad timetable. As officially released tonliht, the schedule t. m., ---.'..''-I i.j IlMYjr bombm: Bi50, 9. 10, 11, B-26 Minndm: 12 noon. lomailc mores in an effort lo per- suade Eire lo oust Axis diplomats. It is no secret that this govern- ment takes a very sertous view ol the presence of German and Jap- anese rtprcscnumvcs ln Eire and Prime Minister Eamon de Valerai refusal to eject them In no way closes Ihe matter. Irom viewpoint is the efts of tlie forthcoming cominen- ta nvasion and Hie lives of Allied sololcrs who will participate nf M b that a reaffirmatlon of the American stand, pointing out to the Irish government the pro- found concern its refusal to clean out Ihe Axis diplomats has caus-d here, will be the next American- H Is likely that from now on American representations to Ire- and wil] bo conducted with Ing the hlg four-englrjed heavy bombers, were blasting away. There was a pause at noon nflcr the last of the heavies had fin- ished its Job. and then a lerrlflc arlillery banacc was poured Into the town, lasting nearly (hrec hours. .With this big gun cover, the ground forces began to move in. weeks. Hamby Worrian Dies In Local Hospital Later in Ihe afternoon medium I Funeral will be condL-ciert In ih. nti 1 pht bnmtinr': ruciimnH tVio in tne the and light bombers resumed attack at seleclcd targets. The day-lone attack was without cqu.il In any Bar for blows ralncil on a single, small Urjct, and lhc total of tons for Cassino and poinls at- tacked to the norlb anil north- west was just short of the record shnrl Ions dropped by Ihr R.U frc.il night fleet on Berlin the night of Feb. 15-16. General E.ikcr observed that the one-mile-scmarc (own hnd "tell the weight of more bombs tlisn Berlin Beside Jones he said the com- mittee considers these men poten- tial Democratic presidential can- didales nologfca] colcgc al mts nc- ceplcrt here loday by direclors of o ihe institution, who voted unanlm- 1 United Slates Senators Byrd ID- The directors made it clear that They are single persons who AJJ of rffienatlon he was suffering from NEW VOKK. .March survivors of the obliteration bombing of Cas- sino still arc fighting bark from Ihe ruins "the issue has not >cl been clccliled." Reporter Max Hill sahl in a broadcast from iVaplcs to- night. Quoting pilnls who maile the raid. Hill added thai "IKough we may nol Cassinn yrt, It rrrlalnly K not murh to wnu uiL.innn-i u rrrianuy is not on lo give him the title of presl- the cnrmy any more a condition of heart strain and hizh blood pressure that shnacri promise of returning to "reasonable nor- relieved of earn more than S2.700 and married persons with Incomes over S3.50S rUSOflCr S of high to be covered fully by j payroll i NEW ORLEANS. Marrli 15 f..p _' mahty" only if hr The Treasury hasn't taken the Dr. John R. Moil, chairman of the business rcspoiuslbilily. wraps orf its new forms world committee of ti-.c to give the paying public Men's Christian assocwtlcn said: .Tlie resignation mil become cf here today that the Imcrr.alionil j fectiveiy June 1. Board members re Red Cross ar.d lhc Y. M. C. A. ad-, vcakd Ihat Dr. Jones' resignation breather after the most com- plicated returns they're ever strug- glcd wilh. But they'll be made public Sunday and go into the mails immediately, with an April 15 fil- ing deadline, just one month after tonight's income tax deadline. Yank Planes Shot Down by Mistake j .___________________________ has hart any day" Iti Hie blows from the British-based American heavy bombers. The American 34lh division from the mid-west, which had occupied about .1 third of C.issino in wceJcs ol hard house-to-house fighting, was withdrawn qulclty during the night so that the bombers could go to work. All mornfnjr, from a.m. until noon, WAVC alter WAVC of heavy, medium and at lack homhfrs with clccklitcc rcgu- larHr blasted every block of C a MI no. ivtu ttiiu me i. A. an- minister direclly to son-.c first n' prisoners of war. Hamby Church of Christ at; Homer Hnley of anrl Dallas. Burial n-III be in Mound cemetery ,Ull8.htcr "ome former Erccl Will Ask Divorce From FDR's Son FORT WORTH. March l-. mt for divorce will be In dls- [rlct court here Timrsrtaj- bv Mrs h Googlns Roosevelt again flying husband. Elliott Robert K. Hanger, iclls attorney. Mid Wednesday aft- ernoon the divorce petition would be IjJcti at ihe sortie time waivers of contest had sent to Roose- velt's APO address for his slgna- lure. The Weather Big Order DENTER, March 15 a grave responsibility this taxpayer P'.it on the Internal revenue de- partment. "Enclosed is my income tax. Please see that U is not wasted." read a nolc enclosed wilh one re- turn. While the heavy bombers were w'as prefented again at a meet fiRhter-bombers of (lie R.AP desert I ins of HIP hrrc last 11 air force attacked Gcrjr.ar. poM- I lioiis ringir.p the Anzio beachhead sotilh o[ Carroccto on the bcach- Oklahoman Leads (o a decL'lon "at heart >cslcrdny and were mojiplnj "The record Ihe collccc im m 111C .-ijivn inrtjaicu lift i the American planes, enemy planes to 22. two more 1 which were C-4T transports, came the record of'Ca-t W.lkrr nclion was by full mem. j B over the Navy gunners JnM alter Of 'inc ot lhc board- uith Production Uppgd they had undergone a heavy arrial today with 20 ception of Milburn Mccarty of East-' bombing atUc'K by the For Jnhr.sn'n t. I who: ll ttas amionnced. has i. MEXICO CITV. March "Tnc Navy gunners kept rijh: on Folsie said "and some 20 of our planes went do-vn. For Johnson it Ialia- wno' ttas has i AifcAito CITV. Marcn celebration nf h nromo.'nrifre" d McCarly nveslment of lo increase first lieutenant. thc in the day. See JONES, Pj. 3, col. 3 production .authorized today by the National 1 Ministry. mcf; ind la- to t to J l nfiM. 1 r mornfTif, l ;

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