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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                BOND BOX SCORE Since Pearl Harbor April Quota Satei WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A TCCAS APRIL 1944 TEN PAGES Associated prest AP VMed Prni PRICE FIVE CENTS Yanks Throw TripleHeader at Europe NKARKK Japanese over two years ago moved miles o strike at Australia and not long after moving in on the Yesterday it was re ported Americans are bombing the northern tip of New 850 miles closer to the Philippines than important japs Routed All Battlefronts April former posses sion overrun by the Japanese in the was bombed by the Kavy and despite the presence ot Japanese planes on the no attempt fo the American attack was Announcing the April 21 attack the Navy also said that Tonape was attacked by Army and Navy planes on April later the same day reattacked by the Army and the following day ajatn by the By LEONARD MILLIMAN Associated Press WarjEditor a limits halted on every Pacific Allied commiiniques reported Americans and Australians found little trace of fighting Nipponese as they consolidated gains along 450 miles of the New Guinea coast where they have captured six air fields and four enemy bases within the last Remaining Japanese air romes on New Guinea were ummeled by Allied Douglas MacArthur an ounced today that hisbomb rs had finished wiping out emnants of the Japanese air orce at whose four are wedged between Australians at Alexishafen parts of the American 2nd and 41st divisions at Other four engined bombers wept on west from the Hollandia Angry Solons Push Probed Ward Case April AP doublebarreled congressional investigation ot the Montgomery Ward case was in prospect tonight as angry critics of seizure of the firms Chicago plants asked whether the government would now take over hamburger stands and whether Attorney General Biddlc wants to be an American Chairman McCarran D of the Senate judiciary announcing he al ready had dispatched an in vestigator to declar ed his committee was deter mined to get to the bottom of this Across the resolution for an inquiry was forced to the Elouse floor by an angry coalition of Republicans and Democrats who squeezed It through a tumuHous Soviets Report Progress session of the rules committee bj one McCarran said he sent the Inves tigator to Chicago under authorit of a recent Senate resolution ing for an investigation o execu live orders Issued by Preslden He did not disclose th Story on Wards stacker mqct ing In Column Page SORTIES DURING 14 DAYS MOVE 10 ALMOST April 29 Hed army troops killed 800 soutlS I FORTRESS IN FLAMES OVER YUGOSLAVIAThis Fly lawow in former Poland yestering Fortress is engulfed in flames alter it was hit by nnti and Soviet longrange aircraft I aircraft fire when making a bomb run over the target at touched off fires and explosions The tail section has disintegrated and the star board wing is breaking between None of the a Moscow communlfliers It is not known whether any of the liombs que said early today in announcyvijrc dropped from the This striking picture was ing no substantial changes from another iilaiie in the AP Wircjiholo the land April first triple header American heavy bomber strike highlighted wide spread attacks on German air bases and fortifications in France and brought to appioximafely the numberof Allied Britishbased sorties during the 14th straight day of the evcofinvasion sky The which cost the Americans four bombers and rs II1 three followed vip I I iflOn RAFl lIUI I night assault on the Nazi echmcal center of Fricdrich lafen and other important Urtl heavy bombers streaked out er the channel In the direction the French coast shortly after apparently in continuation of e uninterrupted scries of smash investigators name but said he lef for Chicago last is an attor and talked with me by long distance telephone Senator Byrd DVa earlier Introduced a proposal for a spe cial saying the seizure raised the question whether Bid die an ambition to become an American McCarran called Byrds resolution timely but a little I he that Sen ator Byrd was not aware the judi ciary committee had already un dertaken this Administration leaders on the rules commutes had antici pated iip the pro posal there and were when Backers of the resolution declar Tho only reference to the Crl mean front was a midnight sup plement which said that a tcn tanker and a landing barge were sunk in the area of besieged Sevastopol by Russian naval A 600ton tanker and minesweeper also were sunk in the Gulf of Fin the bulletin A German communique said that fresh Russian attempts to break through with strong forc es north of lasl In Romania had been that Soviet ef forts to enlarge bridgeheads across the lower Dneslr 16 the east had been and that local Red army thrusts at Sevestopol In the Crimea had Sevastopol has been under tne fire of now for two weekX Berlin also told of the repulse of Soviet troops in the eastcentral from Army Air NAVAL SECRETARY KNOX DIES OF HEAR ATTACK Temporary Chiel Patrol Clashes Main Activity ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN April 28 Sharp patrol clashes were the only note worthy activity reported at the TOllan front today while bad weather again held air operations to a bare Enemy patrols were active in the Adriatic A Icrce of undetermined strength In CUrated the Allied position imme diately north of but was out by Occasional artillery fire punc tuatcd the lull when dampen Ing the entire caused cancel of all but 180 sorties by thi eat Jtediterranean air Spit fires and Hurricanes of the coasta air force were able to complete on mission an attack on a radl station at Cap south of Du izzo In Direct 0orcd on the main spokes men Pressure Heavy April 28 During last nights KAP ra on Friedrichshafcn air pressu from the was great German newspapers and n tion cards were blown across Lai Constance to on th news dispatches repor ea center captured by the 24th Di and most of the Five vundred miles o the west wharves and nlrfilds were left in flames at The Gorong air base at the northwestern tip of Dutch 50 miles from was Only light skirmishing was re ported around Hollandia and AI Eighteen picked Japanese divi sions overrunning the flat lands of Chinas Honan province were re ported hurled back 10 miles in their drive toward The cfty Is 70 miles west of the rail junction of which fell to the invaders last the same day the United States Sixth Army made a threepronged inva sion of western New Chungking said another enemy down the Peiping Hankow had been slowed down JO miles south of Tanks paced British troops drlv tiacxers 01 me reiuiuuuii uetmiedthat if the president can seize such a mercantile establishment he can take homes and of Poland around 170 niles from and told of air ttacks on rearline supply points here the Russians have been re The resolution would create a special House committee of seven to investigate The powerful rules committee virtually sets the pattern for floor mobilizing men and equipment for a new Moscows reorded by the said hat the mass attack on one force ot Red airmen of an enemy airdrome Angry words marked tht committees considcrntion of the offered by Dewcy who represents district In which the bif plant on the Chicago river that stralegic one of the argest rail points In and ired a column of German trucks on a road into In another attack oil German stronghold in White the Russian Iliers set fires on a nirdrcme amid fuel and am It got through the committee dumps and parked he bulletin a 6 lo 5 vote only after II had been amended to eliminate a special in slruciion that the investigators de tcrmine whether there is author ty in law for the seizure Thursdays fighting on all fronts the Russians were declared to have wrecked 22 enemy tanks and destroyed 29 whether the opinion of General Biddle authorizing the ac tion showed adequate Arabian See fagc Field Would Freighter Damage at Texas April April 28 Eleven cars and a caboose of president of the In westbound Santa Fe freight tra Petroleum Association 1 derailed a mile west of tonight attacked the lug west from Vhe Allied base Sec Page 3 near here early Clements of Santa Fe superintendent of who came here for the estimated the loss to cars and April secrc tary of historys greatest Navy and one of the two Rcpub licans in President Roosevelts war died today of heart He was 70years All over the where ever the fleet he helped to build is flags went to half staff as James For acting flash ed jttie word his The Senate and House Lawmakers and federal officials joined in ex pressions of regret at his In an official message to ships and shore stalions Forrestal an nounced that the end came at eastern war Knox had suffered a first light heart attack in New York Sunday and a second severe one at his home here Tues day after a recurrence of what he had believed to be The final attack came cnrly to day and though friends and rela tives had first hoped he would pull through the Navy announced about noon that he had taken n turn for the He was the first cabinet member to die since Claude demise while secretary of the Navy In July To the Navy Knox left a heritage of physical and moral courage and a philosophy of vigorous nclion which had caused him to take an active role in the three big wars of his lifetime and helped him to prominence in newspaper publish which was his and which he He was one of the rough riders of the SpanishAmerican He entered the lasl war as a private came out a major of later advancing to the rank of col onel in the He entered the newspaper business as crusading at At the same lime German planes rowlcu along the southeast coast England during the night but ound the skies filled with antl ircraft fire and night fighters here were no immediate reports f any Since Wednesday midnight the Hies have been dropping an av rago rale of 6 12 tons of bombs er night and on Axis nncl tile German radio ate night Indicated the im rcccdentcd assaults were entering he 15th day when It warned that Allied planes were approaching lorthwest Two fleets of Flying Fort each about roarcil out cslcrday morning and hit the Mj Avoril air drome 130 miles south of anil coastal fortifications In the Cherbourg About 500 Thunderbolt and Mustang fight ers escorted one bomber for mation lo while the bul letin made no mention ot es corts for the fleet which at tacked the Cherbourg 70 miles across the An flb9rUve attack byi fighters the lo Avord was broken otf by the Bolivia Broken Up LA April The Bolivian government announc ed tonight that a vast conspiracy huci been broken up with the de tention of numerous revolutionaries and that n state ot siege had been declared throughout the No details were but on an nouncement by the government said hat acting president Major Gual crlo Vlllarocl acted constitutionally with the consent ot his cabinet to preserve public order In the face of iubverslvo No public disturbances were re Bolivia has been In an uneasy situation since n revolutionary Jun overthrew the Government and took control In The new with jualbcrto Villnrocl as president and Victor Paz Estenssoro as head of Us revolutionary has not been recognized by Die United States and most other American Tiicre were rumors of an at tempted counterrevolution in Feb These were never but the Brazilian radio on 21 sfild several to the revolutionary rtglme had been arrested for spreading destructive proposed Arabian pipeline as a pro ject that would threaten the safely of the country in the event of fu ture In a speech at the midyear meet tracks at There was no damage to the con tents of the said and no one was Cause of the accident had not been determined late The main line was to be reopen ed to traffic at 11 AntiInvasion Units Ready to Co Into Action ling of the he said that oil produced in SaudiArabia and moved to a seaport by the govern mentbuilt pipeline could be deliv ered to New York for 12 cents a compared Tlth for East Texas This give the SaudiArabian oil an edge of 15 cents per barrel over East Texas 7xwk and any refinery will find 15 cents per barrel additional margin most at reporter In Grand and ended as a crusading publisher of the Chicago Daily His political career had Its for mal beginning when he became Re publican state chairman of Mich Then in 1512 he followed Theodore Roosevelt In the Bull Moose bolt from the Republican With that breach closed Knox jccame prominent in party In 1536 Alt London of Kansas got Sec rage 1 April James who becan acrdng Secretary of the Navy today iipon the death of Secretary Knox Is a broker and banker who has declared his hobby is A veteran aviation dur ing the first World he cnmc to Washington as an administra tive assistant to President Roose assigned primarily to Latin American Friends have satrt chat he was well adapted to such n post of anonymity because ot his dislike for talking about Upon creation of the office of Undersecretary of the Navy by Congress he was transferred lo that new post In the little cabinet and served as acting secretary when Knox was of In his Job as undersecretary Forrestal has been responsible to a great ex tent for the speeding up of naval Born In the 52 yearold nctln like his late had early experience as n He worked on dally newspapers in Pough kcepsle and efore attending Dartmouth and rinceton In 1017 he enlisted In the naval cscrvc AS a seaman secondclass and subsceiuntly was assigned to aviation training which he rccciv with the Royal Flying Corps at He was promot ed to ensign in He resigned from the Navy with rank lighter This was the oniy encounter with the enemy during the a communique In the afternoon a fleet of pcr crosscd the strait and The Weather April lifi Berlin radio early today an nounced that the German antiin vasion command was about to go Into action and reported that another huge Allied fleet is form u in the ports of southeast Eng As Nazi speculation on the date of the Invasion reached a feverish pitch the Germans said Nazi raid ers struck again at concentrated jUJied shipping massed off soulh The German radio previously had claimed bomber at tacks on Allied shipping Thursday A vast outpouring of speculation came from Nazi neutral ml sonic contradictory and EiRie with guessing on the rtale of DDay ranging from May J to June 1 end with general pre diction that the Allied Invasion rom the west would be timed with colossal blows in the south and In he From this island base It5clf his torys greatest rerial offensive was growing in and the air Commanders were openly and offi cially referring to It as the eve of Invasion but everything possible was being done to keep the enemy guessing as to the exact The report of an air attack on Invasion vessels In western England was sent from Berlin by the cor respondent of the Stockholm news paper Fridays German communique said that heavy bomber formations at tacked ship concentrations and other strategically important tar gels In the range of the British southwest coast with telling and Ihis may have been the basis or the Swedish correspondents re ort of invasion vessels being The Berlin communique also said hat Nazi motor torpedo boats at acked a deslroyerescorlcd British convoy on the English south coast hts torpedoing a destroy er and sinking three of the convoy ed The latest naval clashes off the Atlantic coast and In the said a German high command spokesman as quoted by the Ber lin and finally the glaring ly obvious displacement of the cen ter of gravity of the AngloAmer ican air raid1 to the occuvicd wes tern territories and to the strategic communications centers of south western must of necessity be regarded primarily from he general point of view of the expect ed on s rr BIRFA1J AND ViriSITT prtlh trcKtnnll TiFn clfirlr rrfih tq Cloarty wilh flee nln Silarriiy nd In tll I Cardinal OConnell Funeral Conducted haps 250 Liberators 20milewire dovcr pounded the PasdeCalnls Thunderbolt lighters this formation over territory which may soon be the scene of bitter ground Hundreds of other fighterbomb American and ranged across France Itching lor aerial but the Germans showed and some crews never sighted ft single The attacks on Nazi ground installations ranged from Tours to Paris and Northern Since April 15 when tlic big push got under way It Is esti mated Ital the Allies have scourged Axis llrjcls with ap proximately Ions of ex Lightning fighters newly con verted into llghtcrbomhtrs hit Tours and flcvr aggressive pa IrnU as far as 150 miles InsMe without sighting a single enemy Marauder medium bombers at tacked an airlield in northern France Thunderbolts attacked an other airfield in central and See Page 1 The In an apparent el fort to regularize its position inter has provided for regular elections next July with several cabinet members having stepped out and leaving Villorocl as acting president until a president can be regularly elected and a general strike April 10 closed the tin mines of tinrich whose quinine and rubber are Important to the United Vtllaroel requested tha miners to return to but tho exact status of the mines at pres ent Is resigned irom tne Navy witn rnnx n of to married No and two House Committee Ends Work on Bill April 28 WV Chalrmnn Rankln DMks an nounced today the House World War Veterans committee has vlrtually an on provi sions of the senateapproved Bill of and expects to have it ready for introduction In the House I think we have a bill that will Included in Plan April There will he no overnight wonders ac complished i the Interregional plan is Stale Highway En gineer Grecr told tlie Texas section of the American Society o Civil Engineers at their meeting Grccr that although the fed eral interregional highway plmi is still in nebulous form and awaits approval of the present general pbn Is to route major hgh iiy Disbursements Top March Receipts Auditors statement of cash re ceipts and disbursements for the city of Abilene during pre sented lo the city commission In session Frldriy showed a nt tiie beginning of April to be as against a bal ance for the beginning of March of Receipts during the month of Mnrcli with dis bursements of Largest receipts were from the water and sewer to taling The general tax fund was second with Income of The water and sewer de partment also tad the greatest ex Other dis bursements were for tor the police de partment for the fire This fiscal year opened last May 1 with a balance of During the first 11 months receipts totaled disburse ments were Oil Use Heavy April gl British and American air orces now hammering Hitlers Eur mcct the views of all those city instead lope dally doni Britain we as much he said after a rloscrt comOf cities as In the casolinc in 12 days as mlltce Details of the legisAil city plans and was by the RAF thnwgh told will all engineering data available will not be announced until the com mittee has finished Its pos sibly to 1VEST Purllr cloadr I and HFx Rtnd roan eland with ihown rltKhrre ler Sunday parllv flo tmr In ilronr wind fjio Freih S3 U HOTR FM C M n t y inch and jrat Sovit Ixl nmt dilc latl lrhl this April 23 MVThi earthly remains of William OConncll rested tonight in a field stone crypt in a of firs an evergreens that Deemed to whimper a final Simpleburial rcarl In a soft voice by Archbishop Amlcto apoMlic of Pope Pius fumLhed the last touch of a week of mourning an un paralleled demonstration of respect and reverence for the dean of the Roman hierarchy in Am Earlier in the Archbishop celebrated the pontifical funeral mass in the cathedral of the Hcly Crofs where the at the home of a Rosa 541 Peach out including the Battle of G coif rev chairman be considered before Any money spent the proposed hishway sys of British Oil Control tern In NativeBorn Dies Here of Long illness Miss Maltic botn in county while Texas was still a died here yesterday at prelate had presided a prince of the church for nearly fair tor the funeral will he announced here from Miss Albert was born on a farm In but moved to Missouri when slic was a small child educated During the eivil war Miss Ur the letters baby csmc That trip was in 163 fince that she lus lived only In Hon ey and For years she lived with a in Affr her mtors death in Mis Albert to She a of the Church of to attend The which includ The aged Texan hart lived In Abl ed officials of the and since She fell and broke heard Bifhri as I Her hip rtx yearsifo and had been all the way from Missouri to Texas sauce ruloiLt the the 84 n invalid since that only a pony as she wnl tr in tsmr oe 5Mr old prelate uhi died Ust SatI The body will be taken In The misters took turns walking hc ot her iirday from bronchial I fcr Arrangements entire Alccrw   

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