Abilene Reporter News, May 27, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1944, Abilene, Texas BOND BOX SCORE Since Pearl Harber May Quota 00 May 344 A TEXAS I Wtyt Sbtlene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TEXAS SATURDAY MAY 1944 PAGES Xuocfalrt frai AP United Prnt PRICE FIVE CENTS azis rom Pounding of Europe Resumed by Airmen May bomb ers apparently were striking again early today after weather gave Germany a 24hour The German radio reported enemy planes headed toward the Dusseldorf and Cologne early A few hours earlier RAF heavy flying in two main were heard crossing the cast coast in Between 500 and 750 Italy Sink parents Sea Transports JOHNSONSAYSCONVEN1ION LEADERS DEMONSTRATED BY FOUR ACTS THAT THEY ARE NOT DEMOCRATS May 27 Russians report ed early today that bombers of the Red fleet air force had at tacked German troopships in 0he Barents north of Nor early Friday sinking two transports arid a destroyer and damaging three The Soviet announcement in a war bulletin did nol spec ify whether the transports were carrying new German forces to Norway or withdrawing troops al ready Earlier the in n com had reported the attack on their convoy and claimed to have shot down 69 of 80 attacking The Russian bulletin said only seven bombers were lost in repeated mass attacks with gunfire and was virtually no ground activity along the east ern land the supplement the only skirmishes being southeast Stanlslawow where for weeks the Germans have been Baking reconnaissance A battalion of Moscow yesterday attack ed Soviet positions near a lull and some succeeded in pene trating firsl line defenses but the entire group was thrown by a German commentators con tinued to claim lhat big new Soviet offensive was brew ing and declared ihat they knew where the blow ivould be based American heavy bomb ers blasted railyards at funnel point for Na2i defenses in southern for the second time in two days Fri and ripped other rail in stallations in the south ol bringing A furious aerial offensive against For tress into its eighth straight The weather had halted the heavy offensive from Britain aflsr a devastating week in which more than Allied aircraft battered prcinvasion largels wtlh some tons of American Thunderbolts operating as fighter bombers attacked enemy airfields and rail largets in northern France in the anc Britainbased Mosquito bombers May Lyndon Johnson said in a formal slatement today that persons in control of the state Democratic convention here Tuesday demonstrated by four acts that they were not Johnson who addressed a proRoosevelt group which left the original convention in the state Senate chamber to set up their own convention in the House chamber issued his statement after Buck Taylor of opposing Johnson In the party Issued a formal statement asking the Congressman to tell precisely where he stands In relallon lo the seating of the regularly chosen delegates of Texas democracy to the national Never have I bolted a Democratic said I use the word never Before Democrats withdrew Tuesday and organized their own con vention in the House the majority in control of the Senate gathering demonstrated by four acts they were not Democrats They refused to take the pledge to support the nominees ol the Democratic They violated all law and precedent by selecting electors pledged and instructed to bolt and lo cast their votes In the electoral college against the Democratic nominee selected by the national Democratic convention unless the national convention surrenders to the dictation o those who dominated the Senate They set up machinery deliberately Intended and designed to rob the voters of Texas of their suffrage by denying them on opportunity to have their voles counted in the electoral college for the Democratic nominees for president and They announced their rejection of the Democratic principles o majority rule by proclaiming that If they were in the minority at the Democratic national convention they will bolt and refuse to support Allies Ready for Drive Deep Into Burma Ernie AP Men Win Honors ATLANTIC May 26 of awards for out standing achievements in journal ism during the year ended April Nazi installalions in the same Braton Gardner of Pennsylvania attacking without State chairman of the In the last daylight hours Amer ican medium marauders attacked bridges in northern France and an airfield near Charters while Havocs bombed an airfield at Beaumont also in More than 325 medium bomb ers participated in the opera in which one Marauder and one Thunderbolt escort were reported One ene my fighter was shot The racing 40 miles southwest of Paris for their 17lh attack on Luftwaffe bases in seven re ported to have heavy damage at Tho flak there was but lighter returning pilots re P17 and P38 fighterbombers bombed two machinegun ned another and bombed a in northern The American planes claimed 13 FW190s were destroyed on the ground and four JU88s probably destroyed during the strafing of a field at 40 miles Fields near Creil were attacked by one group of P47 while a n o t her slrnck at a field near 55 award judges for the national head The awards cover activities in the radio nnd newsreel fields and winners will receive bronze medallions at Ihe headliners annual frolic In Allanllc City June In all 22 awards will be presenl Two of the top honors were won by employers of the Associated Press Harry of the AP Chica go best news piclure of the year for his spotpicture of Jewell MontgomeryWard being carried out of his of fice by two army military Whitney Martin of the AP New York best sports re porting and writing for his Down the Sports Other awards winners included Best foreign radio reporting of a news Murrow of the ColumbiaBroadcast Ing description of the bombing of Ber Best foreign uniled winner of the award in the same division in 1943 and first to receive the award two successive Alfred on The lat Berlin observed that is a certain tension along the whole German front In the but the German command cannot be taken by It knows the Russians will unleash a reftl offensive and where they are going to stage feints and diver sionary operalions of a secondary Another Nazi broadcast said largescale battles were imminent the Arigorlopol sector on the lower Dnestr and on the middle Slret between Tarnopol The broadcast Russian commun containing just two said only that there had been no jjatcrial changes on the fronts outing the day and that 18 Ger man planes had been shot down ter group claimed destruction of three locomotives on the way At midnight the German radio warned that single nuisance raid westand south Search for Murder Clues Continues May the hunt for clues continued with little five additional detectives were assigned today to the Inves tigation of the slaying of church pastors secre Police still had failed to find the weapon with which was slabbed to death Tuesday night In the Twelfth Street Evan church while working on a Siurch news bulletin for service i Fortresses and Liberators ting from Italy ripped Into i and the surrounding area and attacked rail installalions at 40 miles to the south iWest at at the northwest edge at La Mouche at the south east edge and at Chambjay and Some of the attacks were on the heaviest Even the German controlled French radio admitted the rail syslem in occupied France was in One of the most dramalic operations of the week was the tlarinf scries of sweeps through France and the low countries by more lhan Allied for a loss of 60 shot up 303 more than 120 Sec AIR 1 The Weather TIME WILL TELL ABOUT 4TH TERM May Roosevelt told his news conference today that only time will tell his decision on the fourth term This laughing Ihe most revealing yet made by the chief came In response to another attempt by reporters to determine whether he would accept Democratic renomina A reporter noted that more than sufficient delegates now are pledged to him than he needs for the Im not asking what de cision you have a re porter Im asking have you reached a decision Laughing the presi dent said the Question was a good Every Roosevelt he gets the question in a different SHAPING command has dj ant the Italian underground operating in those areas has been advised to prepare for the day of Zones are indi cated on map above as 1 a Nomansland comprising all areas immediately ahead of front lines of 5fh and 8th Armies 2 area surrounding Rome for which special instructions will be flashed to population at the proper time 3 coasta areas from Tiber river mouth 170 miles up west coast to mouth of near Pisa 4 central Appcnnine mountaii areas 5 areas from escara 150 miles nortl lo Rubicon river above Rimini G areas of northern Ital 110 miles above eastwest line drawn from Rimini on Adriatic to Pisa on Gulf of including cities of Venice Turin and nevitable Loss aces Japanese By LEONARD MILtlMAN Associated Press War Editor Outnumbered Japanese facing In vitable defeat are clinging doggcdl o remnants of their north Burm asc at Allied command rs reported Superior Allied firmly es ablished on the nearby airfield ai utsklrts of the apparent iere waiting for native troops dri ng down from the north to g loser to Myitkyina before unleasl ns their final More Allle elnforcemcnts were flown In b wccn rainstorms while morla ind machineguns frustrated eve Japanese attempt to escape from he trap or to bring In relief col Nipponese columns In eastern threatened to Undermine the Burma action faced a simitar Some dead Japanese Imperial troops have been counted In the Others arc and their supply lines Minor Japanese retreats were re jorted In southwest and on he anlween river front of China northeast of Ihe Burma A Chungking spokesman said the Chi nese were mistaken when they LAST CONTRACTS APPROVED FOR WORK AT FILTER PLANT Ike Sees Britons Ready to Invade Last two contracts for the new FWA project whereby the city of Abilene will double capacity of its water filter plant were let yester day by city commissioners in regu lar Holland Page of with i bid of was awarded con tract twq which calls for filter equipment and Its Installation at the filter Glade Construction company of Fort Worth was award ed contract for a 21 inch cast iron discharge with a low bid of First of the three for con struction of pumping station Im provements including pumping equipment and was awarded some month ago to Broughton of Dallas for The Ihree contracts for construc tion of the project total more than under estimates for the Expense Is to be shar ed by the city and Ihe federal gov ernment under the Federal Works Gardner representa live of Freese and Nichols of Fort homa Wil and and Jame of Harrison of Waco and Folmar Iruman Demands CourtMartial etri Last Ditch Defense Of Rome Hammered ALLIED May forddriving veteran American tank and infantry forces to light apparently were pushing the Germans steadily out of strongpoint of the Nazis new lastditch defense inc 1G miles below The Americans in a companion drive today smashed six nilcs beyond newlycaptured Cisterna and took the Germans mountain stronghold of Late tonight Daniel de Associated Press correspond ent with the Fifth Army south of reported that fires were raging in Velletri and hat there were indications hat the enemy had pulled his artillery back into the hills out of the He said there still were some pockets of stubborn enemy reslsl nnce near but indicated these were being cleared quot May Vichy radio quoled a German military spokesman tonight as saylnj Rome would nol be de fended and dial lie Nazis next sland would be on a line north of the city prepared months arc the caplaln in charge of one lank force us reporting his men had killed 200 Germans in mopping up a single Allied armies swept ahead on all headquarters announcing the capture of a total en nine towns and half a dozen Imporlanl heights The plunge lo Corl carried the beachhead forces nearly half way from Clslema o the Via escape highway for tens of thous ands of German troops hastily fall Ing back toward There was evidence the Nazis were aware of the danger and were withdrawing with all speed to ward Ihelr new defense To day they abandoned lofty Monte Soaking Rains Cover Sectors Last Dry Spots Showers were general over most at the territory yesterday and number of dry spots were splashed Thursday a survey revealed One of the last dry areas was wiped when a soaking rain visited Coahoma and much of that dry sector north of Big Coahoma received which is sufficient to allow resumption of Midland gob hall an Inch and Odessa an while Lamesa got only a light Fridays rainfall in Abilene up to 10 was Inch and It was still raining later in the The May total was booslcd to Indies and the yearstolal to It showered In Albany yesterday and over much of Shackelford Ansot got an inch Thurs day night and around Hamlln and in northwest part of Jones coun two inches H rained at Cross Plains the southeast part of Callahan Just north of and lomly It also ralhed the town of eightni Runnels county recelv miles further San Giovanni four miles from the Via also was evacuated In the Capture of Cori by the Ameri cans brought under control a mountain pass from which German longrange guns battered the beachhead for nearly four cd n fine rain Thursday the precipitation belne gauged at an inch and The rain was un derstood to be general from Abi lene to San There ivere showers in Snyder yesterday and Thursday night Inches Total rainfall for the past Id days In Scurry county Is Already the war was within sight of The German radio re as scveri and lnjhes in tb ported that the Hash of heavy guns could be seen al night from the ey w claimed earlier his week that the lousctops of the Eternal May A suspended naval com who acknowledged send ing A restricted document to his private corporation with a request that It be burned after heard Senator Truman DMo recom mend today that he be Immedi ately court The John Corrl has testified before Trumans war Investigating committee that half a dozen firms he inspcclcd as a production trouble shooter for I old Burma road had been Tile confusing similarity of Chinese names had misled the Chinese the capture of Chi fang was erroneously reported as The same spokesman admitted the Japanese probably have taken former capital of as Tokyo radio claimed the previous Radio communication between Loyang and Chungking was cut Tokyo radio belatedly report ed the American carrier strike on indicntlns the inj planes noj have lempnrar lly knocked out radio facilities on the cenlral Pacific Tokyo usually reports such at tacks It claimed 30 Amer ican planes were shot The American communique Thursday none was lost at Landbased Navy planes from the Aleutians bombed north ernmost of the Kurilc Wed nesday for the seventh time this Southwest Pacific bombers at the Sec 2 A Swiss Telegraph agency dis patch said the sound of cannon could be heard clearly in Rome and added that Romans are conscious that the battle Is ap proaching Swarms of Allied fighter bombers continued their merci less attacks oil German road anil rail transport in the battle derailing several destroying more than 100 ve hicles and damaging 300 olhcrs This hrougFil the total of enemy vrhlclfs destroyed nr damaged by air attack In Ihr past three days lo a ruult of these blows the were being forced lo aiiaiulon much lie Camp Springs An inch rain was recorded In Ihe southeast part of Haskeil counly Thursday removing Ihe last dry spot in that A general rain soaked Ihe Soulh Plains during Ihe past 48 Western Lamb and eastern Bailey counties reported an csllmalcd inches Thursday and while Inch was gauged In The rain extended from Flovdada lo from Post to Mule shoe and lo ranging from to The Lubhock said Ihe Plainvlew wheat area was greatly that some row crops would have to be but that the moisture was gen erally Prccipitalion was slow and soak inch Friday I harm LandS See 2 FDR Drops Hint invasion Hearing OF TO RIRRAU AND VICINITY able ullh jhowcri and tntit Saturday and WEST TEXAS CnnlldtrinTt clnadl rtrtpt In FT ffeO and Bj Rtnd San EAST TEXAS ronIdfraMf cloadl Snenrri in total thBndersTnrmi I Saturday and Frnh vlndl May W Dwight whose word will hurl the full might of an Allied invasion upon the Nazibound con returned to supreme head quarters today after a swift inspec tion tour of British land forces un der his overall well pleased with the thorough training of this army Britain has assembled to wring vengeance for the Dun kerque of four sears He pronounced the men til and For their the Germans ex pect Allied power to reach Its clim actic maximum by this ac cording to the Nazi news agency Seeking to take the edge off Ger man DNB in a long dls Vatch went back to Its favorite hint that Germans would not wait for ever for the There is no the dis Ibe SI C TEMrERATtBES ll HOUR H llffh and lew Irmpt In 1 M and Hirh and lew lame dai lajl n Soniet nlthl SanrKe thti morning Sonstl ready for their part in the Job to that probably was his word to their whom he visit ed briefly upon his return from the In declaring that this whole jreat fighting alli ance was poised on the thres hold of new events which will be the nfidal Soviet said The day is nol far distant when the worlJ will sec AngloSlvlct Amtrican military mijhl de velop In all its patch that the German tac tics do not consist of waiting on the defensive for an unlimited It added lhat German forceswere charging up energies of which the enemy may have some but which will surprise him when one day they let or no But the effect of waiting on Ger man nerves was tn where the Na7ls arrested water and Tom city Contract two called for lump sum Contract three vas broken down into 17 Ihe largest be ing for feet of 21 inch casl Iron pipe complete in Glades bid on lhat was Other items included cutting and replac ing valves and Other contract two bidders and bids were Mitchell Darby of Thomas Bale and Sons of Williams and and Wil of The Navy suspended the officer Harrison of and Folmar of Other conlract three bidders and bids were Roger Smith company of New York tomorrow will look into his He was questioned for an hour and a half oday by Ihe Tinman As he and stood beside his Truman shook a finger at him and declared solemn ly I think that Commander Corrl gan should be court martialed by the United Stales I think U is the fla grant violation of the rules and regulations of the Navy since this committee has been at May President Roosevelt dropped a hint loday that the Allied against Europe Is not far say Ing Ihe actions coming this summer ought to be called the liberation ralher than the invasion i of Europe Tnc whclc began with In a ncvls Roosrj to a ult also said hi hoped lo have in lhc Wahinplon another conference wllh Prime I CallinB invasion a rnmmin nr Churchill but was episode In thr jniteas to the Asked if he expected to see the Hitlers Eurnne wa far than i British leader this he tnat said in the the fall or the I Why not winter a reporter Ihe chief of he entire Danish sej Oldt of Dal curity police tn as well Holland Page of Aus Ihe police commissar and chief of Aarhus and the chief at according lo Copenhagen reports reaching Thomas Bale and Sons of SH904 George Sherman consumer an avi Machine and Iron Works of cents a ContractApproved May Stabilization Director Frrd Vin son today approved the wage contracl and pilce adjustments which will cos the consumer an average of more than I inthe winj military the war a replied not the Roosevelt said he He didnt like to particu larly on Ihe All Rooso1 It was not developed wheth er by saylnf the mpant this fnr or year which would be aflrr tbr inauguration nf the Trrsirlfnt circled nest In a rilsriiMinn nf rmslwar Roosevelt said Wichita Bowie got An air force spokesman said w an h Germans had been rushing rein picctra from north of Rome into Ihelr new defense line for two but declared highway condi tions were chaotic on both sides 5tOnd Under of the Italian The count of German prisoners ny The Associated Tress taken In Ihe 15dayold offcasive Thousands of acres of rich Ccn ral Texas farm land was under I water today after varying from cloudburst proportions to a fell over most of Ihe slate ycster The area west of Temple in Cen was probably hardest Heavy losses to farms in south rrn Bell and western Mllam coun ties Lampasas river was on its larg est rise in nearly five Inch rs fallen In Us watershed In 48 The flash flood at Lsm pasas Sulphur Creek into the i citys streets and yesterday residents were out the mud left In I Its I There were no injuries and prop i erty damage was Lampasss was the floor of the bridge Highway 81 between Rcllon and and It had spill ed over valey farms along its Several thousand acres of farm lands in the three forks area south of TemrOe where the pasas and Leon rivers converge to form the Little were under The Little river was running wid and had blocked highway 55 at the town of little rivor and was Ihrec inches higher lhan it was during the flood of three weeks Ideas for a pnslwar plan for overall security have hrcn rc durrd to a rough In re sponse to a trill he was finding Hmsia A satisfac tory and cooperative collabora editorial Mid Ihf assault upon It is it That Is a of the us then call this Invasion the libera end and not the the civilUing purpose and nol the ajm and iyjScholarship Given He went on to of libern Mav Unl lion more than the military versily of Texas board of rfgenta operation recalled retoday accepled from the Corpus ccntly it was Ulc in the Christi a S5iX annual mer of 191fi before thiv country Journalism scholarship and added began a sludv of pcitwar prob to it a to pay the tuition I of the ;