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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1944, Abilene, Texas BACK THE ATTACK Buy More Than Before In Fifth War Loan Drive! Overall Quota Series E Quota -FIRST INVASION PICTURES- Went Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS' U VOL. LXI1I, NO. 355 A TEXAS 3-U, NEWSPAPEB ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1944 -SIXTEEN PAGES Press (Vf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS INVASION AREA GROWS 'Allies Advance Five [Miles Beyond liber ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Naples, June Remnants of the German army fled in disorder north and west of Rome today, as Fifth Army troops swarming over the historic Tiber in many places and against weak resistance advanced another five miles beyond the river. "The battle to destroy the enemy continues without the Allied communique said, and it was made clear that as the United Nations mount the great invasion of the west, there is to be no halt to the slugging Italian, campaign. "With the capture ol Rome, I V it the Allied armies in Italy have I Snflr I rni brought another phase of their LQUVJI llvUUIwJ campaign to a most success- ul said the bul- letin. To the northeast, 15 miles from ome, French troops have captur. Allied Landings On Peloponesus, iAnkara Rumors Continue; Workers Away The Assocaled Press. Labor controversies kept than workers away from Iheif tasks yesterday. the same time, return to their duties at the C. Q. Hus Bey steel firm in Pittsburgh afte Army and Navy representative had declared: "You can't back u the boys by striking." And others ended their walkouts on D At least employes wer Idle at the Wrifht Aeronautic plant in Lockland, Ohio, and th production of finished .airplane er glnes was halted there. Compan CTO union skokesmen agree the 'stoppage .was- a protes sgainst mingling .white, neg workers and "both sought to en the The U. S. cone lation sen-ice certified the case the' War Labor board. The Tirriken Roller Bearing com at Canton, Ohio, reported nearly CIO unionists had left Ihcir posts in a seniority dispute. More than members of an Independent union were out at the Du Pont Rayon plant In Old Hick- Tenn., In a strike over rein- of two workers, while 350 AFL. adherents and others ceasfd work at the Victor Chemi- cal work.) in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., because a switchman was sus- pended. 9 At Lockport, N. Y., 500 were Idle at the Slmonds Saw and Steel company. A strike of 60 truck drivers which had put 800 production workers on the sidelines was ended at the .Illinois Ordnance Plant in Carbon- 111. Four hundred striking spinners, and more than others who were unable to work because of a yarn shortage, were back at their at the Riverside and Dan Cotton Mills in Danville, ANKARA, June kara buzzed tonight with re- ports of an Allied landing In Ihe Peloponesus and, although there was no official confirmation, responsible quarters slid it could be true now or shortly. (Peloponnesus (island of Te- lops) Is that part of Greece south of fhe Isthmus of Corinth and is a polcntial Allied step- pine slone to Ihe Balkan main- land.) A high source said, however, that an Allied landing; there definitely would not change Turkey's neutrality at this time. Turkish roads are closed to for- eigners. A considerable part of Ihe Turkish army is on its an- nual maneuvers. Opening of the western front in Europe was heard in Ankara with Interest, but without mani- festations. Air Troops Rule Areas Far Inland LONDON, Wednesday, June hcadquar ters announced today Ilia more than I'.OOO troop-carry ing aircraft delivered th [Quota on D-Day d Vttoli on the important Avez- ano road tHighway and addi- onal thousands of prisoners march- ed to the rear. The momentum of he Fifth's attack and the disor- larilzatlon of the enemy hourly were jecoming more apparent. All the way from Rome to the ea the troops of Gen. Mark W. Clark have crossed or reached the :iber, and in -the Eternal city itself hey plunged in a constant stream, across the 11 spans still remaining McCAULLEY, June 6 Close of ntact. invasion day found McCaulley with Whatever hope Nazi Field Mar- war bond quota in the Fifth shal Gen. Albert Kesselring might War Loan drive already subscribed, have had of establishing a strong Chairman and committee In defense line anywhere south of the charge of the drive were Ed Mayson northern Appenine range guarding Bovd. Dave Maynerry and the Po Valley undoubtedly suffer- Eura Waldrop. McCaulley is in Fish- ed a sharp blow when the Allied er county, armies-struck" In northern France. From the air the retreating ene- my was battered mercilessly. Tacti- cal aircraft '.concentrated attacks yesterday on his communications leading to the battle area; medium bombers hit road bridges In West- central Italy, north of er bombers lashed at rail bridges, trucks', motor, transport and ammu- nition dumps, nnd other aircraft concentrated on strategic targets over a wide area. Four enemy air- craft were destroyed out of the mere eight seen by Allied forces over the battle area, and 13 Allied planes were reported missing. AT ENGLAND FOR INVASION-Fully equipped and each carrying large amounts of ammunition, American troops climb aboard a landing craft somewhere in England for the cross-channel invasion of France July C. Other landing craft arc seen in background. (AP Wrcphoto from Signal Corps ____________ Hubert Taylor Lt. (j.g.) Hubert Taylor, whose wife resides in Abilene, Is an officer on the U. S. Escort Carrier Block Island which the Navy announced Tuesday as sunk by enemy action ast month. Lieutenant Taylor had written his wife only two weelcs ago, but she heard no word.from him prc- INVASION AI-A.-GLANCE lavgest air-borne force in his ,tory into France yesterday a other Allied th war's greatest air ruled not only the invasio beaches but also far inland. The aerial phase of the in- saw Ions of crash down, clearing troops. ,____ which French shies __ German planes had come up to meet them. 'Continuous' fighter cover was malnlalned over the beaches and j for somc distance Inland, and over naval operations in the the supreme headquarters commu- nique said. Night raiders proiected Unexpectedly Light Casualties Reported SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary, Force, Wednesday, June troops swiftly, cleared Normandy beaches of the dazed Nazi survivors of a punishing sea and air bombardment, and nrmorrbackcd land- ing parties ranged inland today in x liberation invasion which the Germans themselves predicted would expand. Reinforce, merits streamed across the while-capped channel. Some reports reached here (bat Gcn. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's men had cut af Caen the Paris-Cherbourg railway, a main route supplying Hitler's defense forces in the Cherbourg peninsula. The German high command, how- Stalin Lauds Work Of Invasion Force '6 LONDON, June Sr- Minister Winston Churchill receiv- ed today this congratulatory mes- sage from Premier Stalin of Russia on the Allied liberation of Rome: i "I congratulate you on the great Victory of the Allied Anglo-Amer- ican forces in the taking of Rome. This news has been greeted in the Soviet union with great satisfac- tion." Merkel Woman Dies In Car-Irain Crash LUBBOCK, June W W. Campbell, 54, of Merkel, and her granddaughter were killed to- day when a truck In which the; were riding was hit by a Lubbock bound Santa Fe freight train at i grade crossing in the outskirts o the city. State police, Identified Mri Campbell, said the cab was shear ed from the bed of the trucV which belonged to John G. Me Farland of Frinna. The wome were the only occupants of the ve hide. Native of Finland Dies a! Sweetwaler SWEETWATER, June 6 Mrs. K. M. Sobe, 48, born In Helsinki nland, died at p. <n. Tuesday. Funeral will be Wednesday at 5 in. in the First Presbyterian urch with the pastor, Clifford W. illiams, officiating. Burial is to be a Sweetwater cemetery. A resident of Sweetwater 18 years, rs. Sobc came to America when e was 16. In 1910 she was to have rved as Interpreter and chaperon the American girls at the Finland lympics, but the events were can- elled because of the war. ombcd in the early Mrs. Sobe's nntivc home was ombed in the early part of the war nd several of her relatives were illed. She and her husband, who sur- Dempsey in Lead New Mexico Voting ALBUQUERQUE. N. it.. June Governor John J. Dempse seeking renomlnatlon on the D mocratlc ticket, tonight establlshe a lead of <XH votes to 97 for Mr Edna Peterson of Albuquerque the basts of unofficial nnd incon plete returns from 13 of New Mex co's 900 voting divisions In today statewide primary elcctioas. and Le Havre. Progress Masses of tanks, In- Jantry move inland; Germans say beachhead 15 miles long, "several kilometers" deep scuth of Le Havre; reports parachute troopers in Caen and Rouen, 41 miles Irom coast; Prime Minister Churchill, Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery' pleased with advance; President Roosevelt saysjli ''up to-schedule." f Casualties Light on .beaches: Naval casualties fcis lhan Weather Wind blowing! barome- ter falling; supreme command wor- ried. Aerial 11.000 planes pulverized defenses; troop transport planes, gliders carried thousands of [jaratroopers into France. Naval Allied warships pounded west wall, thousands ol landing craft ferried troops; U. S. Battleship Nevada, two cruisers re- vealed among striking forces; early U. S. losses two destroyers, a land- ing ship. Underground Vast hidden army poised to spring at Allied signal. ives her, were married In Clcve- nnd, Ohio, 28 years ago. Hoover Asks Guard Against Sabotage WASHINGTON, June K J- Edgar Hoover, director of the Fed- eral Bureau of Investigation, said .onighl the European Invasion should be regarded as a signal for increased alertness and vigilance igainst sabo'.age. The Weather (JE) HUBERT TAYLOR sumably since the sinking. Mrs. Taylor is an employe of the Citi- zens National bank. The Navy, in a Tuesday commu- nique, said casualties were 'light" and that the sinking was the 158th Navy ship lost during the war. Prior to entering the service in 1942, Lieutenant Taylor was super- intendent of schools at Sylvester. t. S. niTARTMEST OK roSIM 1VKATIIER nt'RKAU AHII.F.M: AM) con able clondlr.ns I c 1VEST TESA5: Cnnlirttrihle clou nrsi. shimm in Pel F am ind at Wednts diy. Thorsdiy parlljr rlotidjr. EAST If.XASL Conildecatilr cloud Bolivia Favorable To United Nations WASHINGTON, June 6 Wl The revolutionary regime governing Bolivia is 'irrevocably committed" to the cause of the United Nations, the State department advised other American nations today In a re- port strongly favorable to diploma- tic recognition. Tokyo Radio Quits Broadcast Suddenly NEW YORK, June Tokyo radio left the air suddenly nd without explanation. NBC onitors in San Frar.clsco re port- d late this afternoon. In esl llttn Wednesday, sftutl, p Ulc ijllul ijuui g i.n. --......-----7 ever, insisted that no Allied troops had pcneiraled Caen. Up lo early morning, there were no reports from any, quarter of a single major engagement. By WES GALLAGHER SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expe- ditionary Force, Wednesday, June United States, British and Canadian troops battled inland against Nazi defenses of Nor- mandy across the white-capped English chan- nel today to expand an invasion operation which Prime Minister Churchill said was pro- ceeding "in a thoroughly satisfactory manner" and with unexpectedly light casualties. Channel weather was adverse, a strong northeaster kicking up the waves. But this w6s not permitted to halt the stream of reio- forcements and supplies for the forces hacking out positions along a 100-mile front between ourg pnd Le Havre. me German radio expressed .fear of. further landings. Fresh and strong naval forces were: reported sighted this high explosives ano. incemu.., morning off the Dunkcrquc-Calals; area, opposite Dover and omts on an-airdrome at Galall, somc 200 miles airline northeast of Cherbourg. Romanian clty_on the lower pan-1 Nazi-controlled Paris radio said "an important Amer- ican-Britisli naval siiuadron was cruising off Cherbourg two hours after midnight." Gcn. Dwight U. Eisenhower, supreme commander, wai serene and confident of success in the great land, sea and air blow Jaunchcd'bcfore dawn Tuesday under a screen of bombs and shells from warships and warplanes. The Allied high command disclosed that more than roop-cnrrying aircraft, including gliders, bore fighting spe- ialisls on invasion missions and said this phase was executed vilh "unexpected success." Allied bulldozers slashed out coastal landing strips. Naval casualties were officially regarded as very ligbl. aircraft malntalne night watch over ground forces. In all. the Allies made more than sorlles between mid- night and 8 a. m, ytslcrday Trime Minister Churchill told Parliament thai an armada c-f first-line planes sustained the assault. of U., 8. heavy bomber? the first Ail .of.. the war, Jrom. their American raid So'vlet nnd American fighters. A communique issued at a Flus Inn air base said that six enemy A.31. M 71 Kl Illjh an and i: list year: oik lempcrAlu IIIII, inH ID icbt: X: tlsc thl< reornlnc; Unichl: urncd. An Associated Press dis- patch Irom the base also quoted returning American bomber and tighter pilots on the results ol the raid, showing that Ihe operation was not ol the shuttle type such ns was the original landing of the American planes in Russia several days ago after the hammering of Debrecen, Hungary. (The German radio claimed 11 American planes were lost over Romania yesterday and said the raid produced "fierce air The sorties between mid- night nnd 8 n. m. made by Allied aircraft in the west, yesterday did not take Into account the hail of oombs. rockets and bullets that crashed down upon the French coast in the hours following. During the period covered by the report more than 1.000 British heavy bombers filled Ihe night with thunder. At dawn the American Eighth Alrforce sent another fleet of more lhan 1.000 heavies into the air. More than 500 medium bombers and hundreds of British and Amer- ican fighters were out during the same period. "nmt diie Tn the light of Reich Marshal Goerlng's order of Ihe day, In which Sec AIR WAR, Tg. 2, Col. 1 Tt-.Qnda? parllr Taef. Mn USS Nevada On Duly It was disclosed that among the Allied armada was the U S S Nevada battleship repaired and restored to duty after she was badly damaged at Pearl Harbor. The U S S. Augusta, 9.050-ton heavy cruiser on which Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt signed the Atlantic Charter, went into the action as the flagship of Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, a veteran of the Sicilian campaign who commands "the western naval Us1.; force Another American cruiser involved wns the lus- caloosa, commanded by Rear Admiral Morion L.Dcyo "j ___ i j.i. M r plnittr r'ncnltf 11 3 p'.m. Allied Air Forces d their melons despite the- wind. The Allied Air rorccs U S Nin 1. Air Force alone flew 4.000 sorties yesterday. Clearing the way "or groin 1 troops. 10.000 tons of explosives crashed down upon the Ger- man iiosilions from the air. an-.or.g them some described in a field dis- 1 the task forces, said th. worried Zrt the had been much seasickness amonq the Invasion forces. The wind [he dianr.el grew stronger during the night. The German hlBh command In a special late commuiilo.ue de- clared that "fiehlini: In the Chcrbourt-t.c Havre area Is in full Swing. Sou.h of l.c Havre air-borne un it, have been Ulcd New enemy nunl be expected bul not taken slope yel. Fifhtini: Is eMrcmely fierce everjwhcrc as the Anglo- Americans arc pulling up i most tenacious resistance. be admitted." satrt the Nazi-controlled Vichy radio "that the Allied beachhead area has btfn considerably widened and that Al- Germans were toucn with their tattle groups and that they were not sure where the main force of the Allied p-tsault was striking. Hundreds of Planes Still Fly Al'.icd still were In the At a late hour bst h'jr.dreds o. air the convoys ar.d the leachhc.if.s and striking beyond the "one 0! operates to paralyze Nazi delete poMltons ar.d commuta- tions. D-.iring '.he first day of the assault Frenchwomen stepped of the Allied Bounded were returned to Er.f'.anl Despite Allied airmen that rom their tioorwajs to wave at them as they sped o, attack, ighl that INVASION TROOPS LKAVK These boat luads of troops and supplies arc lie- ing ferried out to invasion tioats at an Knglish port (or of 1 D-DAY UNDER are loaded with half tracks and otlicr armored vehicles icmtu uui. pr-., nUninrrr.nVirr in American troops just before heading for D-Day invasion on the French coast June 6. (AP I started June 6. This piclure was made by Peter Carrol .Assocated Press photographer m Signal Corps the wartime still photo pool. (AP Wircpholo via Signal Corps Injuries, many were smiling and cheerful. Hearici'jarlcrs officers, rcticcr.l the progress expressed thcmsflies as rr.orc than satisfied with the contradlclir.K a German high command shortly a! Ihe defenders had annihilated strong air-borne The Germans ffar nf additional operations and "fresh and strong naval unlls approached Ihe Cahis-rnmUrque irea (northeast of Normandy brirtitthrad) this roorninr.. "Under cover of heavy naval sums, the Allies are bringing up fresh said a DN'B dispatch broadcast frail Berlin. The German news agency declared Allied parachute troops landed between Carentan and r, miles apart hi the western zoneof operations, "as uell as air-borr.e and sea-borne troops, have been dnun Bcrti'rTbro.iricast as saying that "a strong formation" See SATISFACTORY, I, Cols. 3-t