Abilene Reporter News, April 24, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1944, Abilene, Texas BOND BOX SCORE Since Peml Harbor fcpril Quota April Selet VOL A TEXAS WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MORNING MONDAY APRIL 1944EIGHT PAGES Associated Preu Af Vnltcii Preti PRICE FIVE CENTS Allied Victory Road King Reports April Ernest Novy commander in said tonight that Allied forces are now fully en tered on the roads to victory fortified with power and experience are determin ed to travel far and Both in Europe and the he said in a report to Secretary of the Navy long roads still lie Tlie encirclement of Germany is in The war against Japan is in the American offensive 4ktagc and progressing increasingly King enumerated also these other long steps toward crushing the Axis in all parts of he world The German submarine fleet has been reduced from a menace to a j The of satellite states is The Balkans are aflame with guerrilla war and other occupied countries await only the Numerical inferiorities of the American forces in the Pacific during early phases of the war have been revers Our submarines and planes are cutting deeper and deep er into the vital Japanese Our fleets move in the Central Pacific unchal Devoting the greater part of his report to the war against because of ADMIRAL KING Sailors Bring on Crisis ft April Greek crisis precipitated by de mands of Navy and Air Force officers for a new government was disclosed today in an announcement that three Greek warships whose crews had refused to obey orders boarded and seized last night by loyal Greek forces after a brief machinegun and rifle British warships had kept the Greek vessels covered with their batteries since the crews refused to orders directing them to sail on convoy and minesweeping du The crisis was precipitated March 31 when a officers called on Emmanuel then pre mier of the exiled de Banding his They were arrested by the on the re quest of the Greek on the ground that they had exceeded their SHU On at the Ford Motor un r m U lylllwr Company of Canada plant here re mained In effect today for the fifth successive with no indi jjration of a settlement of the dis pute between the more than production workers and the com geographical most naval ac tion has been King safd Ihe campaign there may be re garded as having four stages a The when WW almost ly In our lines of communication from the encroachments of the i b The during although our op erations were chiefly defensive in we were able nev ertheless to fake certain offen sive The covering the period immediate ly following our seizure of he initiative but during which we still had lo use a large part of our forces to defend our recent The which be gan when our advance bases were no lonser seriously threat ened and we became able to attack the entray at places of our own His report of the defensive stage was principally a recounting of battle against overwhelming with comparatively weak United States by the sneak attack on Pearl delaying actions to curtail the for ward of the Japanese war machine of submarines and tor pedo boats waging war against strong Japanese he and the whol ly defensive stage reached an end with the battle of the Coral se entirely by carrierbased planes and the first in naval history in which surface ships did not ex change a Swinging into what King term ed the defensive offensive Sec 1 IARGKTS IN RECORD WEEK AIR RAIDS ON tons of bombs during fhe week endmB April 22 The 10 dties and bombing of GaJati made it a where Allied planes have dropped a record load of some Hitlers festung AP Wirephoto Vienna Aircraft Areas Assaulted AIMED April American j inu Fortress and Liberator re and Thursday of this week to give waste paper for a assault on Germanys fortress carried out an attack in great on vital Nazi air craft factories and airdromes near Allied In announc ing the aid not say wheth er any losses had been incurred or whether fighter opposition had de German how told of embittered tattle which raged over northern and western The fighter escorted Fortresses grounded yesterday by bad iit the main Weiner Neustadt factory which with Its subsidiary units is one of the most important producers of singleen gine d fighters in Two large Liberator formation split up to rain explosives on the Schwechat aircraft 10miles southeast of and Bad Vos lau 17 miles from Preliminary reports indicated that the shepherded by Lightnings and hit their targets In the land heavy cas ualties were inflicted on an eiiemy patrol southeast of Penna Piedi monte in the eastern sector and two German raiding parties were lading tamed our strength began to repulsed with losses northeast of Large caliber Nazi guns shelled Allied traffic on highway sis near and fired propa fought ganda broadsides in the Eighth Ar mys Adriatic Chinese Training April missions from Kirtland FROM NOITSOOTH CARRY TO HITLERS BATTERED LAND April Invasion planes In great strength and of every caegory ripped Hitlers to heavy tombers ripped Hitlers battered European fortress from the and west again while erman radio warnings fate lo nlght Indicated that historys great est sustained aerial was continuing its weeklong fury throughout the The culminating stroke a plan to destroy the German was declared at the same time in an unprecedented joint statement of the British air min istry and the United States Strate gic Air JVjrces to have been a fjccess although not yet a com lete Prom 500 to 150 Liberator and Flying Fortresses skimmed Alps from Italy for the daylight blows at heavily pounding aircraft centers of WeinerNeiistadt id scliwechat and the air field Bad all near while hundreds of lighter bombers f and fighters hopped the channel from bUsling coastal anti Invafion defenses to Itrep rolling most powerful of all aerial an In Its night the RAF sent a farce of or more bomb ers into Irance and Grrmany for the third time within B hit ting the German rail and indus trial cilics ot and Bruns the German industrial citv of Mannheim and the French rail center of SO miles northeast of An allday crosschannel offen possibly the biggest ot the sort the Allies yet have con flnued Pren In Ihe ereatest days of the hattlo of Britain there was Ins like one channel observer Pnstons and Mitchells and Snllfirc fishier lumbers menled the forays of American and meciitim bombers and fight Tho opnosition was neslislble that one eroun of Snitfires rscrrt Inc Marauders broke awsv looktnz from Wasting coastal antifnr and swooned a Invasion defenses to Itrep rolling German crew nn for the seventh straight day this I the They pumped the boat WASTE PAPER 1 NEED Waste paper is the 1 need of the nations war ma chine according to the War Production With cooperation of the Camp Earkclcy command the people of Abilene will be given opportunity Wed Arrriy truck manned by soldiers will rake the town from one end to the other and pick lip all waslc paper prepared for collection and placed in front of he homes anri stores of directly info railway the The goal is The trucks will load the paper imu nui freight cars provided by the Eighth Service Here is the collection schedule from South Fifth from South Fifth to North from North Fifth Here are he directions All paper should be prepared in bundles with a cord or siring in boxes nol o exceed 50 pounds per bundle for convenient Magazines should be bundled to cardboard boxes knocked flat am bundled OPPOSITION LACKING AS YANK FORCE TAKES BEACH Monte Kleban of San AND and liule Ue Itmprralo full of canno An important railroad viaduct near Le Havre was hit twice directly by Canadian Spitfires Allied aircraft have flown more than sorites In the past 24 counting the thousands of fighter and fighter bomber flights from Britain and Italy and have dropped well over tons of Altogether April IS the Am erican Air Force and the RAF in raids from both Britain and Italy have flown around sorties loosed between snd tons of Dramatically releasing figures on the results ol this and preceding air offensives in the joint state headquarters and the British sir ministry said that Hit lers aircraft production had nm behind his losses for the last three His dream of two years ago to quadruple Germanys fighter production this month has ended in a nightmarish mere trickle be iinh twccn factories and a wcarv front jm line force now able to pat up real opposition only o na favorable oc statement WITH AMERICAN TROOPS AT April of the blackness of a tro pical night the loud speaker on the transport ship blared First wave report to debarkation stations Shadowy figures climbed down the rope nets and from below only seconds later could be heard the throaty roar of landing boat engines as American troops headed for Jap aneseheld Thus did the trained Army force jegm its assault on Tanahmerah By noon the Invaders were sushing ahead according to sched Jle along a road toward the Hol landia Only one American life was lost in getting the big assault force One soldier fell over the side during the debarkation and The troops hit the beach at with bayonets and with n B few minutes they melted She trees and underbrush fringing he Not a single shot was ircd by the any were Byron Daubenheyer of Robert Corfman of San and were among the first troops of Ihis representing every section of the country and which stormed ashore at They met no ground opposition so and had seen no Japanese even at a but be tween the beachhead the ob which another for midable force was pushing from Humboldt are perhaps of the They have been here two years and the Americans knew the Japanese could Road graders were the first vehi cles brought ashore from landing Swinging into the attack as if they had been clearing hostile junsle beaches all their bull dozer crews began knocking dqtvn trees and clearing Within a couple of hours the beach was ready to receive heavy The Weather irmpfraiurr rrun rt Monday Tstida inrrtasfnr rto ire chinte Mondiy Taei WIST nlh plilnt claadlnfti c ytrmtr In and n Monday Totsd AM M VtiirrKAtcBEs HOUR 1 t I 4 r me ifilr list nlcfct M Iblt Sonitl tontfht Soviets Capture Sevastopol Nil April 24W Crimeap dispatch said yester day the Red captured a summitoverlooking besMgcd Se while the conviction grew in London and even in Berlin that reforming Russian arm ies on the PolishHomanlan fronts soon would launch another offen perhaps coordinated with Al lied lunges In trie west and The Soviet high in one of Its shortest bulletins In a again reported no important changes on the eastern But Russian and German dis patches noted increased Soviet aerial activity of a type which usually precedes major around op Tne Russlatis were de clared striking at German troop key rail Junctions and other rearline The Germancontrolled Scandin avian telegram bureau quoted a Berlin spokesman as saying the Nazi high command expects a gen eral offensive which will demand superhuman efforts by German sol Since March 4 the Russians have announce dthc killing or capture of approximately Axis troops and this number probably will ex ceed when the Crimean tal lies arc In 10 months the Red army has driven inside Estonia and Romania and penetrated halfway to Ber lin In Its 500mile overland march from Kursk to the LuckKowel sec tor of old The present lull is the ftrst last summer except lor a compara tively quiet period just before the Russians leaped he Dnepr river In the Kiev Russian forces on all sectors wrecked 25 German lanks and de the brief broadcast bulletin record ed by the Soviet Japs Made Helpless by Action KRUEGER Associated Press War Editor Douglas MacArrhurs avowed re turn to the Philippines has advanced 500 miles in a huge triphibian announced to in which American invasion forces storm ed ashore at Hollandia and Aitape on New worlds second largest Development of these two coastal sites would give the Allies bases closer to the Philip pines than any they hold Hollandia being some land miles from southern Philippine General MacArlhurs Southwest Pacific headquarters from New said he great scaairlaud operation had isolated and rendered strategically impotent Japanese soldiers scattered over he miles from the Solomons on Ihe east of from the deck of a cruiser sending its shells supervised the landings which were carried out Saturday lime with slight casualties and without a ship One hundred fifty miles southeast of the prize objec tive of Americans reached Aitapes airdrome un der cover of planes which controlled the air from the The In achieving the first reconrniest of Dutch New leapfrogged 500 miles up April by slronff car rier task groups In the Hol lindla area of New Guinea are In support of the invasion lie Navy re ported The assault on Japanese air dromes and troop concentra tions In Hie HolUniliallum boldt bay region were launched Saturday to cover the landinj a Pacific fleet an nouncement the islands pagged bypassing Modang and YVewak to the south Tlic aircraft carrier force shepherding the invaders was the Wicscsl ever to appear in the southncst This operation followed close on the British had fought the Japanese Invaders of India to a In China seasoned enemy troops fought their way to the outskirts of strategic Some observers In Washington analyzed the threat to ISy The Associated The invasion of Dutch New announced by Douglas moves up Hie left flank of the Klamltolsbml Pacific front approximately 500 From that front line runs like this The mlrally islands to the Mat llilas Islnnils lo Hie the wtslcrn Midway and thence to Allu in the The distance from Attu to Hollamllci Is approximately statute To Place China By JAJIES WHITE A big scale gamble 16 knock China out of the war and cut American bombers of from bases threatening the Japanese homeland Is the mask authoritatively supported Interpre tation here of the Nipponese drive the north China city of Chen Other suggested In volve conflicting factors which seem to cancel each other and 11 long has been felt here that Japan s likely to make one last greic effort to paralyze China and elim inate the east China bulge as an Allied flanking The ready explanation of for eign observers in Chungking that the Japanese attack on Chsngchovr Is designed lo capture the big Ho nan province wheac crop Is dis counted Honan wheat will not ripen until the middle of Japans usual technique on looting expeditions Is to wait until crops are then Invade and carry off what food stores they lake with them as ibey retreat after destroy ing the Chcnkhslen as the thrust of a big to knock China otit of the Discounted were Chungking reports the Japanese 52 planes said obviously were fcckin full con trol of the PieplngHankow railway Sec Ft 3 I Nor docs It seem entirely lifccfy to some observers here that tic aim of the Japanese drive Is o recapture the sec tion of the old PcipinjHankoir railway which llts between Chenjcliow and the Japanese outpost of Ifsinyanj north of The when they retreat ed in tore up and carried away the rails and ties of nearly 200 miles of this line and plowed up the Japan would face months of construction using thousands of tons of warscarce in any attempt lio rebuild this the military value of which In the end might be A third that the Nip ponssc be trying to drive west ward to cut the supply to Bus Warns Japan May Oppose Again April Unless effective mtasurrs art tak en to prevent the cancer of aggres sive Japanese militarise from di ghifr underground as It did in Ger the next generation may have to fight Japan Former Joseph Clark raid 5lory Bvwi a CITATION FOR BRAVERY TO ABILENIAN FOR RESCUING INJURED MAN AT ARAWE KCWfEWHERE IN Anl citation for bravery In a wounded man rtcr machine gun fire lias been given o Jake son of 2997 South m stationed in Tokvo for j Thcrton son o and many In a talk on the ColI 1826 South umbia Broadcasting Stems The two In the same troop at the People averted the Joined the Army showdown with Japan must be complete and irrevocable Our troop was part ol a small unit which attempted to take a sec tor that later required 15 tanks and a reinforced battalion to Ifxv advanced several hundred In the same broadcas Rear Ad miral Dewltt Clinton chief of the bureau of naval said the Navy currently knncl about 500 Jap pianos of the sky each monlh ami In lnrn jiarrts under and mortar fire about 90 x x The o j and wore then pinned down by ma cncmy planes sliot lie gun We laid In a moriar i is exclusive of those accou ted artillery but It I In aerial combat by thr army air i wasnt effective Ihe Japs came out The raid forces and New Zealand re tlirir holes after the bcaibarri1 was cho most fhnt up man ho Wr Ihuse destroyed on the or j rant it was just as bad tsiav HP had 14 iniltt by ste Cue fellow moved up and crawl eel smack Into one of thoe narrox gun lanes o the He veiled for that ho was to One of us would raise up on the elbow and toward and the machine gun i fire would open up and we would have lo duck j The man krpt yelling for help and Jalc slid he couldnt Mnnrt it any He Inched slowly keeping his whole his his the ground and final ly got to the Jake would move up 3 little and the man would then drat hlimrlf by holding on lo Jakes lie jot Win out of the firp and into a position wliero others could lirlp Mill donl hem lip did JAKE ;