Abilene Reporter News, May 10, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1944, Abilene, Texas BOND BOX SCORE Hsrbor May i mrilmc porter mm VDL. LXIII, NO. 327. A TEXAS a-U, NEWSPWtt WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE. TEXAS.WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1944 -TWELVE PAGES XnoclateC Km M PRICE FIVE CENTS Russians Capture Sevastopol v B I RAF in Smashing Follow-Up of Day Raid Bombs Break Windows on inglishSide LONDON, Wednesday, May night raiders, obbed blockbusters on the German-occupied coast acros )over Strait last ng explosions which shatter- DELIVERANCE PROMISES BROADCAST 10 LOWLANDS B's: BERLIN-BOUND BOMBS The long bomb trailer above is pictured as it leaves an ammunition building at an RAF Mitchell bomber base in England to load U. S. built B-25's for their trip over Hitler's fortress. As the trail er reaches each plane, a section is shunted off to load it up. Iayior Democrats Bv BKUCE FiiANCIS Taylor county Democrats, in convention Tuesday after- noon, voted unanimously, except for one lone aged man, to BO down the line for President Roosevelt, and by unanimous Sjtion adopted another resolution demanding the resigna- tion of "certain men in the.United States Congress who have turned against the Democratic, party that elected them to their exalted positions." Immediately after the chairman of the resolutions com- T.ittee read tho one criticizing those "certain Judge W. R. Ely demanded to know why the name of the man of whom all were thinking had not been included in the resolution. said another delegate, "we all know tho resolu- tion is aimed at Sen. W. Lee o'Daniel, "but no action was taken to insert O'Daniel's name in the resolution before its unanimous adoption. Words of the resolution endors- the nomination of President Roosevelt left no doubt as to the (Please turn (o Page 12 for results of county con- ventions throughout West o sincerity of '-he support the .chief executive will get from the Taylor county delegation. Tiie resolution of support follows: V'Whereas the winning of thc war and the mating of a permaneiv peace are ot pararr.ounl importance to every American citizen, whereas, ITankl'ln D. Roosevelt has lien the unfailing and cificien lAdcr In a thorough preparation lor and a vigorous prosecution of th war and has for many years shown himself a world statesman am leader, who enjoys the faith am confidence of the people of th Ij-itcd Nations of the world, an those other nations sympatheti with the great benevolent and hu manitaiian program of Ihe sal United Nations, be it. Resolved that we in conventio assembled recommend the nomina t'A'.i of Franklin D. Roosevelt thc candidate of Democrat party for president of thc Unite States In the 1944 election, and b It further resolved that the Tex; delegation from the state dcrr.i CMtlc convenlion of Texas, whic nlels at Auslin. May 23, be I slrucled to so vole at the nation convention which meel.s in July Chicago." Second resolution submitted the committee met considerable op- but was eventually adopt- ed by a comfortable margin. It rec- ommended that the Texas delega- tion be instrucled to support for the nomination for vice president a high type man like Sam Raybum of Texas or Henry A. Wallace, and sovote for said men or cither of them if and when nominated. Prof. W. A. Stephenson of BSD, W. E. Martin, attorney, and Mrs. Dallas Scarborough led the altacks oivthe resolution, partly In oppo- siJSm to Vice President Wallace and on the contention that the rcsolu lion was without significance in lhat it would instruct delegates lo lupport only a high type man, which Tyler Demos, ff. 12, Col. 1 Chutes Safely TULSA, O'Kla.. May nd Lt. Donald W. Dubay, 25, Altus rmy Air Field flying Instructor, as killed but three aviation cadets arachuted to safety when two planes collided northeast f here today. One of thc cadets, James L. At- ebcrry, 20, of 133 East N. 15th, bilene, Texas, was flying with Lt. Dubay. The others, occupants of a ccond plane, were John H. Arin- tror.g, 27, Pratt, Kan., and Joe Jr.. 27, Charlotte, N. C. Lt. Dubay was the husb'and of Genevicve M. Dubay, Altus, ind son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Minneapolis, Minn. Aviation Cadet Atleberry is Ihc son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Atte- >erry. He attended Abilene Chris- tian college three years. Allev compleling his -primary Iratning at El Reno, Okla.. Cadet Attcberry was appointed flight com- mander in Aviation Cadet Class 44-D at a basic flying school In Oklahoma. ed windows on the N] side of the channel as quick follow-up to extensiv daylight attacks by mor than Allied planes. The violent blasts echoing across the water from the French coast aroused residents from their beds a few minutes after a'huge fleet of RAF bombers had passed eastward, darkening the starlit sky. The din lasted len minutes without a pause and the con- cussion was _ so great thai the. ground lllcrally shook al Folke- stone and neighboring towns. Dishes rallied in cupboards and furniturq rocked as from an earthquake. The bombing appeared centered on Calais and scant 20 miles across the a light haze prevented observation. The daylight operations, spear- headed by American heavy b5mbers. dropped possibly tona of ex- plosives on scattered enemy instal- lations. 25th consecutive' day of the colossal aerial -preparation for Ihe invasion saw about LOCO American heavy bombers hurled against su- premely Important German railway cenlers and airdromes behind the Atlantic wall. The raids closely fol- lowed night ..attacks by approxi- mately 750 British" Lancaster and Halifax heavyweights. Six American heavy bombers and seven fighters were losl in morning attacks on Ihrce rail yards' and eight airfields in France, .Belgium and- Luxem- bourg, a communique said. Five German fighters were sliol ilown. The pre-invasion bararge swept 50 miles easlward from Brest on Ihe Brittany peninsula to Luxem- bourgh, and north 'of those points across a huge network of German communications feeding the chan- nel ports closest to Britain. In two days the Allies have smashed al lea'st 16 major rail Junclions, blast- ed -that many key airfields, and broken a half dozen rail bridges. For the third straight day a fleet U. S. Flying Fortress- es and Liberators escorled by an equal number of Lightning, Mus- tang and Thunderbolt fighters were hurled into the campaign aim- BV RICHARD KASISCHKE LONDON, May of deliverance were broadcast from his Invasion base to the people of he Netherlands and Belgium by heir exiled leaders tonight on the eve of the fourth anniversary of Hitler's attack on the lowlands, i; The once all-conquering German's are apprehensively op the defensive oh all fronts, In sharp contrast to their confidence as they overran Belgium and Holland on the morn- ing of May 10, 1910. Whatever is purpose, LI. Gen. Kurt Dietmar one of the Berlin radio's leading mllilary commentators, said: "There is no doubt Germany now lives in a state of siege. It Is un deniable lhat there is great tension among the defenders of Europe." Queen Wilhelmlna told her peo- "you will presently rebuild your and she said she was banning a short rest soon, in an- Iclpatlon of returning to a liber- ated Netherlands, "in order to be resh and strong for the moment when you will need me." Belgian Premier Hubert Plerlot told his fellow countrymen: "With all her soul and alt her strength, Belgium awaits the mo- ment to take part with the United Nations In their gigantic and vic- tirous effort." An expert on operational weather said today the terrain of Western Europe was now hard and firm for invading ground and air forces af- ter probably the driest and sun niest spring since the Germans struck into the lowlands four years Good Invasion weather, this ex- pert said, probably will continue hrough May and June, but Allied military men are more concerned over whether there Is a storm on he actual day of Invasion, which might cost the lives of thousands of soldiers landing on the enemy's reaches. France and the low coun- tries are criss-crossed by hard roads usable In any weather. While Nazi propagandists contin- ued to talk of invasion day by bc- ing "any day the German high command's weekly military re- view predicted heightened pre-in- vaston bombing. Britain boosted her Invasion man- power today, by reducing the age limit of troops eligible for over- seas service from 19 years to 18 1-2. QUEEN WH.HEL.M1NA Gov'f Hold on Ward's Ended WASHINGTON, May etary of Commerce Jesse Jones made public tonight an order end- ng government possession of the plant of Montgomery Ward and company In Chicago. At the same time, he released a etter to Sewell Avery, chairman of the board of the mail order com- pany, announcing the action. The letter said- the termination of governrrient possession was ef fective, at n p.-; limeKton ightr''Ai'whl eh; t imfrpos session, control, and operation 'i such plants and facilities will re- Japs Claim 80, Chinese Encircled Allies List Only Nip Reverses By LEONARD M1LL1MAN Associated Press War Editor Encircleriient of Chinese troops in North China's Honan province was claimed by Tokyo radio Tuesday, but Allied reports from every Oriental fighting front listed noth- ing but Japanese reverses ed at pioneering a land invasion. They dumped tons of bombs on these 11 targets .in three coun- tries: vert to Montgomery Ward'fc Com- pany." In a statement, Jones reviewed the history of the case and noted that the government had taken over the Chicago properties pending an election to determine whether the CIO united mail order, warehouse and retail employes union repre- sents a majority of the employes. This election was completed at 7 p. m, C. W. 1'., but the outcome was not expected to be known be- fore 10 p. m., 0. W. T. "The election has now bcgn held in accordance with the orders of the national labor relations board, and the operations of- the business are now continuing In a .normal Jones' statement said. "In fact, at no lime during the period of government possession have the normal, routine business procedures of Montgomery Ward and company been disturbed." Avery Wants'to Be Carried Back to Work, CHICAGO, May Sewell Avery. chairman of the board ol Montgomery Ward and company commenting tonight on Secretary of Commerce Jesse Jones' order ending government possession o Rail yards at Liege, Relsium, Thionvillc, France, north of Metz, and the city of Luxem- bourg; airfields at Thicnville. St. Diiier, 115 miles cast of r.iris, T.illc-Vrndcvillc, Loan- Couvron, Loan-Alhics, and Jn- vincourt northwest of Reims, i and St. Trond and Florcnncs in BclRium. RAF night fleels in pre-dawn at- tacks had hit five targets in op- erations over three countries. Ap- proximately 750 Lancasters and Halifaxes were among Ihc units which in moonlight attacked an air- field and seaplane bare at Brest and coastal fortifications In France; rail yards at Hainc St. Pierre, Bel- glum; targets at osnabruck, 40 miles east of the Dutch border.-and unidentified objective in the Ruhr. the plant, said; "I think it would be better if Jesse, who is a very strong man, would be here lo carry me back from where he took me." Avery told a reporter he attri- buted Ihc order for the return of the plant to "the indignation of the public which has risen like a balloon and has made it too hot for thc administration. Haskell Rites for Mrs. Mary Bryant AUSTIN. May services will be held today in Has- kell for Mrs. Mary Bryant, 93, who died last night. Mrs. Bryant Is the molher of Bruce Bryant, an assistant attorney general. king. This left the enemy spearhead seven miles south of .oyang. Another invading PrtlinJw'f fnAD orce was annihilated 45 miles Dewey Allhough no formal resolution was adopted. Go v.' Thomas E. Dcwey of New York came in for ex- iressions of approval in yesterday's Taylor county Republican parti convention. Three delegates and three alter- nates, unlnstructed was elected lo :he state convention. C. J. Benson W. D. Bond and O. D. Dillingham are delegates and oJhn W. Philip A. counly GOP chairman and B. P. Cook alternates. The county chairman said to th convention, "I am for Brickcr and Dewey. and lower priced chickei feed. I favor local self government, and am against bureaucracy with all ot Its directives." C. A. Wilson, chairman ot pre- cinct 10, said, "I am for economy in government and less dlclatlon from Washlngtcn and Austin, with more emphasis on personal endeavor and restoration of Ihe government to the people. We are not limited lo one candidate for chief executive. I look with disfavor upon long ten- ure in office." Craig Lynn, chairman of Ihe Buffalo Gap precinct, said: "I favor Ihe nomination and election of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York as the 'means at winning the war abroad, and. equally important, winning Ihc war against bureau- cracy and dictatorship on the home front." J. A. Woodard, Trcnl, said: D-Day Will Be Observed Here Abilene will observe D day as day of prayer. When the world Is flashed tha thc invasion has started Abllcn churches will be opened and 11 people of the city bidden to assem ble In them for prayer in bchn of our armed forces. Arrangements for this observan were announced yesterday for th Ministerial Alliance, thc city of Ab Icne and the Association of Abllc p, liiym.es; pastor; qt.St.'.-Piul.Melno-; Hist1 churchy pfisfdehl'of the alli- ance.' Mayor Hair will issue n formal proclamation aside D Day as a day ol prayer. This will be In line, too, with a recent request Troops Lost In Big Siege LONDON, Wednesday, May (AP) Premier-Marshal Slalin announced early today. ic capture by storm of the rimean fortress-port of Se- astopol after a 24-day siege which thousands Axis oops died at their guns or crishcd in the Black sea try- ng to escape by ship. At least 100.000 German and Ho- anian troops were believed killed, captured In the overall 31-day rimean offensive which began pril 8 and ended late yesterday ust a (ew hours before Stalin's amatic order o( the day. The victory, gained after a final three-day assault against ihc exhausted Axis garrison, freed two Hg Russian armies for Hie major mainland offen- sive expected soon In conjunc- tion wllh an Allied Invasion of Western Europe. The Soviet Black sea fleet also gained a valuable port for amphlb- ous operations against Romania's coast, 200 miles to the west. In the dying hours of the Axis struggle at Sevastopol swarms of Soviet bombers and lorpedo boat! pounced on enemy ships Irylng'to evacuate Iroons, sinking two trans- ports tolalllng Ions In Iho open sea and smashing other ves- sels In Kazachya, Stretletskayaand Kamyshcvaya bays west of Sevas- topol near Cape Khersonnes. Russian Infantrymen scrambling over the 'Chalk face of the hill city .ftlso.b'.asled .enemy troops In triefc Hot Fight on Fourth Term Question in State Parleys ny Thc Associated Tress A bar.g-up Texas fight on the fourth term question at the state democratic convenlion was indicat- ed Tuesday night as unofficial re- lurns from county democratic con- ventions were reported. Thirty-one counties voted to in- struct for Roosevelt, twenty-seven named uninstructtd delegations and two counties, Bowie and Midland, instructed their delegates to vote against a fourth term. Dallas. Harris and Tarrant coun- ties were among those voting unln- slnictcd delegations. From many points came reports ot heated debating ar.d close vot- ing. Counties which Inslructed for Roosevelt were Travis, El Pajo, Howard. Wichita, Fannin, Falls, Culbcrson. Floyd. Hunl, Coieman, Comanche, McLennan. Grayscn, Dawson, Cherokee, Cass. San Pat- ricio. Jefferson, Denton. Brown, fetnith and Madison, Taylor. Fiiher. Nolan. Callahan, Haskell and Scurry. Counties which named uninstnict- ed delegations. In accordance with the state democratic executive com- mittee's included Dallas, Tarrant. Harris. Kill, Jim N'avarro. Harriscn. Hale, Henrien-on, Brazos. Angelina, Bell, Gregg. Gray. I.amar. Cooke. Hidal- go, Palo Pinto, Tom Green, Jack Jim Wells, Aransar, Runnels, Jones, Knox. Shackdford and Stonewall. Many counlies instructed their delegates to support Sam Bay-bum (D-Tcx) as a nominee for Ihe vice- presidency. The Harris county convention pawed a resolution which spoke of growing tendency and appar- "Dewey has done well In New York and I he could do better on a bigger Job. However, I think the republican parly has a world o! men that could handle the presi- dency lo everyone's salisfacllon." Clifton Woody of prccint two add- j ed: "People from all parts of the country have manifested more in- terest in thc republican party lhan ever before. People are more an- xious about their homes lhan ever before, ar.d people don't care toj raise their babies in a government incubator." ,CiO Union at Ward's iWins in Election CHICAGO. May 9-W-A CIO 1 union al Montsomcry Ward and company's Chicago plants tonight won a collective bargaining election, balloting In which ended Just as thc U. S. government relir.fiuished con- trol of the properties It had seized April 27. The final count on Ihe question ol whether the CIO still represented a majority of the Is- ewsmen said. Most of Ihe 80.000 Chinese soldiers horn Tokyo claimed were trapped esumably were east of the Pcip-g-Kankow railway. Chungking ported Ihe Nipponese brought up rong reinforcements in an elforl crack stubborn' resistance and ose the 14-mllc gap In the road, ic only escape roulc for defending roops In easlcrn Honan. In Ihe Pacific war American Iroops ave cut through or by-passed "okyo's strong outer defenses and re hammering at Ihc intermediate efenses which Hear Adm. Daniel Barbey said are generally mnn-ed with second line Iroops. He ranted, however, that amphibious hrusts deeper Inlo thc enemy's de-cnse areas cannot continue to meet with such startling success ns ministers of the city were re- estcd to announce these plans their churches next If day does not occur before then. If the "flash" on launching of le invasion is received here before o'clock al night. It Is hoped that 1 pastors will have Ihctr church-opened Immediately. If Ihe word 01 lid come aflcr 11 p. m. the as-mblles for prayer will be held pf-r daybreak. Thc Rev. Haymes and Mayor Hair r xpressed the hope all .churches, 1 hether or not their mlnlslcrs are 6 ffiliated with the Ministerial Al- f tance would Join In this observ- nee. They suggested Ih .t Ihose pcr-ons who do not belong lo a church n Ihe city or who have no prefer-nce go lo the church nearest their lomcj. Southwest Pacific bombers hcavl-y pounded the remaining Japa nesc bases along the Weather coast of New Guinea. They met n ntercepllon over WaXde and Schou ;c'n Islands, the closest enemy ai bases lo Hollandla, but cncountcre slift resistance over Jefman nlr drome off the northwestern tip o the Island. Since Ihe Hollandla Invaslo April 22. Gen. MacArtm announced today 8" Japanese have been killed and 11 captured. This represents on In crea.se o! 200 since lasl AND vicisirv: rariiy cTcndr with iciUerrd ihoneri 4ajr ind Thurify. FAST TEYA5: FaiHf cloudy and T tin rid ay, excrpl clourfr with scattered ihowen tail poilion WcAnridar. WE-ST TKKAS: I'atlfy cloudy And Thunday. lo utranx wlndi Panhandle and Snath I'Ulnr, TEMPERATURES Tun. AM Hon. HOUR TM r.i 1.1 i M :R M 71 2 n .'.1 S M IT M i TI n M '.n r.i> M R T f- I U-Boot Sinkings WASHINGTON, May <-ri Sinkings of German U-boals con tiniied at a "highly satisfactory rate during April, acnln oulnum bering the losses of Allied mcrchan ships for the month, n Joint Angl American communique said