Abilene Reporter News, June 18, 1944

Abilene Reporter News

June 18, 1944

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 18, 1944, Abilene, Texas * WAR BOND BOX SCORE ^Overall Quota .......$3,805,000.00 Overall Sales ........ 1,465,060.00 Series E Quota  1,255,000.00 Series E Sales ....... 312,183.50tEfje Abilene Reporter SUNDAY"WITHOUT OR    WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEND S OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR    EXACTLY    AS    GOES.’-Bvron VOL. LXIII, NO. 266 A TEXAS NEWSPAPERABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1944 -THIRTY-FOUR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Frets (AP) Vnited Prets (UJ>.) PRICE FIVE CENTSPeninsula Trap Virtually Shut •Area Counties MakeKidnapping Charge Faces Yanks widen Thousands of Nazis You„9 Wife of Soldier Saipan Hold; f • •Gains in Bond Push Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hinojosas, 18, charged with the over-night kid- Many West Texas counties were beginning to make big headways Bi^ Saturday*”wa"^edr"°examininR against large quotas in the Fifth War Loan drive, according to figures ^ Into    ^e"JSe    W released by county bond chairmen throughout the area.    r,m    I*    wL.nrf a There was much activity throughout the territory in the first week aI -conn * fhp HHvr> U'ifh covorol tswim ti nnfoW« CnvHn. r'vnr-* Dinin.    r»_t ‘ ’•'    '■ Mrs. Hinojosas was being held of the drive with several towns—notably Snyder, Cross Plains and Ballinger—staging rallies yesterday. Here’s how nearby counties are .stacking up against their overall    ^    o^lMth    "dtotrilll quotas tor the .campaign: Total Sales Callahan ................................$    145.000.00 •Coke ........  14,000.00 Coleman ................................. 157,466.50 Haskell .................................. 25,000.00 Howard .................................. 628,394.00 Jones ........,............................ 185,000.00 Midland .....................„........... 139.922.^5 Mitchell .............................  200,000.00 •Nolan .................................... 331,141.75 Runnels ................................. 212,650.00 Scurry .......   125,000.00 Shackelford ............................. 112,329.25 Taylor ................................... 1,465,060.00 Overall Quota $ 320.000.00 110 000.00 940.000.00 476.000.00 1.590.000.00 1.535.000.00 495.000.00 880.000.00 440,000.00 104 th Monday when it con- *1156,063 Daily .Bond Purchases Would Meet Goal Shackelford Bond Sales at $112,329 ALBANY, June 17 — Fifth War Loan drive sales in Shackelford county reached $112,329.25, with $38,-681.25 in Series E, here Saturday. County Chairman John F. Sed-wick was particularly pleased with the showing made by the Berry-hill school community Friday night in which $20,006.25 was raised. The Berryhill quota was $20,000. County quotas are $360,000 over- Taylor county must buy at least • $62,855 in series E war    bonds and $95,208 in other types of    bonds each    j all" and $105,000    Series e' business day if it exceeds its Fifth i War Loan Drive quota    by July 12,    f*rr.cc    Uanre end of the campaign. That’, a to-    >r0SS    TldinS    Nears tai of $156,063 in bond purchases WoundGd Veterans tper day. The total of sales of all types of bonds through Saturday was $1,-465,060, leaving $2,340,940 to go with 15 more business days to meet the total quota of $3,805,000. While the campaign started fair- tly briskly last week the total of CA reached only $942,816.50 to series E purchases $312,183.50, leaving 8°    O Rate of buying through I ster-day since opening of the campaign was $244,556 but of this only $52,424 •was in E bonds each day. So. the rate of buying of E bonds must be stepped up $10,436 daily through July 12 to do the job. Sales reported yesterday totaled -.$167,974.75 of which $33,051.25 was •in E bonds. This included $134,447,-50 by Abilene sales agencies, including $27,571.25. In communities outside of Abilene plans for the coming week promised a sharp increase in buy- •lng. Fact is, the committees in the HA11 CROSS PLAINS, June 17 - Bond minded citizens of Cross Plains today heard the stories of two wounded war veterans and subscribed $60,-000, including $51,000 in Series E securities, toward the Fifth War Loan drive. The speakers — Cpl. Homer H. Mannahan of Ardmore, Okla., with I grand jury j vents. She was arrested and charges lodged against her a short time after the child was recovered in midmorning Saturday and returned to her aunt, Mrs. William Gutzkow, Palace hotel. Janet is the daughter of Mrs. Gutzkow’s sister, Mrs. Audra Bies of St. Paul, Minn. Her father is reported to be in the Navy and the Gutzkows are caring for mw*: the chi*d temporarily. 3.805^000.00 Clark Schooley, Reporter-News night telegraph editor, recognized the child in the halls at Cowden-Paxton dormitory at Hardin-Sim-mons university, now occupied by families of service men. He had seen a picture of her the night before at police headquarters while working on the initial story of her disappearance. Despite Mrs. Hinojosas’ statement that the child was her own niece, Sci Oley overseer of the hall as a Hardin-Simmons officer and tvho had assigned her to a room on certification from the Travelers Aid, refused to let her leave the building and called police. Mrs. Gutzkow came with officers and Identified the child. Return of Janet to her aunt ended an exhaustive 18-hour search of the town that began about 6 o’clock Friday evening when Mrs. Gutzkow reported to police that a woman known to her only as Elizabeth Ann had taken Tanet shopping, promising to return in a few minutes. Fight Biller Annihilation Bv LEIF ERICKSON U. S. PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS, PEARL HARBOR. June 17—(AP) — Bv JAMES M. LONO SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, Sunday, June 18-(AP)—1The U. S. Ninth division, which shattered the Germans at Bizerte in Tunisia, , teamed up yesterday with the 82nd airborne division in a Battling determined Japanese p0werfui break-through of German lines which put the resistance, United States Ma- Americans on high ground only four miles from the west nnes and Army troops have CQast ancj vjrtuauy cut in two the Cherbourg peninsula, expanded the beachhead on j    Thousands of German troops were on the verge of being southern Saipan to a maxi- frapped inside Cherbourg port, 18 miles north of the corridor mum depth ol two miles along driven west of captured St. Sauveur, said a front dispatch a five and one-half mile front, from j)on Whitehead, Associated Press correspondent. The Adm. Chester W. Nimitz an-    COast road was under American artillery bombardment, nouncod tonight in a com- .    L, Gen 0mar N Bradloy, T’TLled fighting: through gou"? commander who led the Americans to theijr tri- fightlng through Thursday night and Friday assault i ,    ,    _•    .    •    tnao ,    '    „    ,    ;    , umph of Bizerte in May, 1943, forces made gains averaging 1,500    1 yards and captured the village of*,.    .    ,    .    .    ,    ,    ,,    ,    . half way tlirnu^ W^1C^ had roiled to Himashisu, more than across the island from the beach-, ...    ,    ,    , llcad.    Ville on the west coast road— These developments were report- last possible German escape rd shortly after it was disclosed route out of Cherbourg. that American warships had bom-! Some front dispatches said the Doughboys Look was directing the swift break- in    f* • J Down Corridor Route of Escape within a mile of St. Lo-DOur- barded Guam for the first time since that former U. S. outpost in the Marianas was captured by the Japanese in December, 1941. ELIZABETH ANN HINOJOSAS Gains Made on Elba,- Before dawn Friday, Jap defenders of Saipan, numbering an estimated two divisions 30,-000 mon), launched a determined rounteraltark. The enemy thrust, supported by tanks, was hurled bark. Twrntv-five Jap tanks were destroyed and the enemy rout in lives was heavy. The women had met in the Abl-lene-Yiew bus depot cafe while both were waiting for their husbands. the combat engineers through the Thrv went together to the T&P North African, Sicilian and Italian par^ where a third woman was campaigns, and Pie. Roe Holladay waiting with Janet, Mrs. Hinojosas of Hobbs, N. M., veteran of the Tam- Sf){d Mrs. Guiricow consented to ous Fighting 36th — made their jet the child go with the compara-first appearance of a tour that will tive stranger. Nazis Resist Bitterly are Just intensive county outside Abilene ready now to begin an campaign. None of the committees at Merkel had reported but activity was due to pick up Tuesday at the Lions •club luncheon and Thursday evening at a rally where Ma J. David Evans, ASFTC special service officer at Camp Barkeley, and a group of entertainers, will appear. take them to every community in Callahan county next week. The talks centered on the experiences ,of the two wounded soldiers and they told how bonds can help finish the fighting on the many fronts much sooner. Private Holiday lost sight in one eye and received an arm injury when a shell burst near him, killing one soldier who was sharing a fcx hole with him. He is still carrying the arm in a sling. Corporal Mannahan was wounded in an air raid near Cassino. Handling the bond sales today was the Rev. C. D. Wooten of Fort Worth, formerly pastor of the local Methodist church. The two veterans will remain in Cross Plains until Monday noon, then will join County Chairman B. H. Freeland in making a swing over In a statement made io Bist. Attv. Esco Walter, Mrs. Hinojosas said she was gone about an hour and a half and when she returned to the meeting place, T&P park, Mrs. Gutzkow was gone. “We could not find her so I took the girl home with me. I told the ladies at my home she was mine, and kept her last night" Mrs. Hinojosas’ statement read. “This morning Mr. JSchooley was there with a woman and I told him that the child was mine. He told me the police and the child’s mother were looking for the baby and then after I saw that he knew about it, I told him about the child .” By LYNN HEINZERLING ROME, June 17—(AP)—French troops landed today, on Elba, five miles west of the Italian mainland, and by nightfall had won control of one-fifth of that Napoleonic exile island against German resistance which Allied headquarters described as strong at some places. Nearby Pianosa was secured quickly without opposition, but the German garrison and coastal artillery were making a scrap for Elba’s 85 square miles. Conquest of Elba would The communique said the aren Germans were fleeing southward    Br DON WHITEHEAD to escape the American trap, but    WITH THE AMERIO AU General Bradley earlier had pre- TROOPS ON THE CHERBOURG dieted a last-ditch German stand PENINSULA, June 17 — i/P) — in Cherbourg, whose harbor is American doughboys stood on vital to the Allies In order to heights overlooking the sea today hasten supplies and reinforce- «nd looked down across the nar-ments. German broadcasts last row corridor which Is the Ger* night, however, began minimizing mans’ only escape route from th* Cherbourg’s importance, w h i c h -Cherbourg peninsula. could mean Nazi resignation to its    With breathtaking swiftness    an* eventual isolation and capture, courage the magnificent fighting Civilian refugees said the Germans I Ninth infantry division broke already were forcing civilians to evacuate the city. American troops were fighting through with the ald of th* Eighty-Second Airborne division to close a fist of iron on the neck of now controlled by the American L.    ™u/7" SS the noninsula where then sands of rn, tho    c    i    ri    n    fierce hand-to-hand batties in the the peninsula wnere mouse nos ox forces on the southwest side of.    .    .    .    . Saipan extends from a point out- Rtre*t» Nontebourg, side the key town of Garapan five southeast of Cherbouig. 14 miles RAE Hits Back At Rocket Base • Trent will hold a rally Monday . the county for other bond appear-evening with the ASFTC bond-sell She bought Janet some food, new socks, and Friday night gave her a bath, washed her hair and played with her for some time in the lobby of Cowden-Paxton hall, Mrs. ing troupe participating. At Lawn high school ances. See KIDNAPPING, Pg. 15, Col. 8 night, June 27, a barbecue”1*!!] be $46,000 Netted at served bond-buyers following a rally Ballinaer Rallv at which Major Evans and «o-work-    ' mer* will appear. M. G. Reed is Lawn BALLINGER, June 17—'Spit—A chairman, with a quota of $15,000 bond rally here this afternoon addend members of the campaign com- ed $46,000 to Runnels county’s to-mittee are Walter Pettitte, A. M. tai for the    War    drive    ( Edwards, C. W. Horton, M. A. Pat- announced W. J. Hembree, county I terson, Oscar Zimmerle, Levi Hef-ley, J. A. Nobles; Mmes Horace •Lawless. W. W. Henderson, P. C. Copeland, Alton Zimmerle, H. J. Barrington, C. J. Dick, Constance Montgomery, M. C. Wolfe, Arnette chairman. The county figures through Saturday were $212,650 overall and $102,656 for Series E bonds against an overall quota of $1,025,000. A band from Goodfellow field at German Robots Extend Damage BV WES GALLAGHER SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, Sunday June 18— {PP) — More of the Germans’ winged Weeks and Homei Allen. The rally gan Angelo furnished music for bombs, the so-called robot planes, will begin at 8 A Major Deans will appear at rallies at Bradshaw June 28 and Ovalo June 30. Temperature to 93 For the second straight day the -mercury hit 93 degrees Saturday, “marking the sixth day in a row for today’s sale. A bond show here Friday night by the Abilene Army Air base added $28,900 to drive’s total. Since the opening of the drive. Winters has raised $54,000 fdr bonds, Miles, $7,000 and Rowena, $2,000. came hurtling across the channel into southern England during the A story discussing operation of the robots is found on page six. PO or above weather. Seasonal high was 95 degrees on April 21. The Weather V. s. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER Bl READ ABILENE AND VICINITY:    Partly cloudy Sunday. Considerable cloudiness with thundershower! Monday. WEST TEXAS:    Fair to partly cloudy •sunday and Monday, Not quite so warm in Panhandle Sunday and in South Plains Monday. Scattered thundershowers in Del Rio-Eafle Pa»* area. EAST TEXAS:    Considerable cloudi ness in south portion, partly cloudy in north portion Sunday. Occasional showers and thundershowers in south portion Sunday night and in extreme •outh portion Sunday. Snyder Vets Speak At Home Bond Rally Sal. - Frl. A.M. TEMPERATURES J HS u . re 9'n la re ii ;* is is IS TS It S It HOI B .. . I .. . Sat. KH sn 91 95 91 91 89 86 HS 81 ts IS , EHI KS - »A Hi»h i| is! si? s unripe bm 4..... ft _ 6..... 7..... 8 .... 9..... 1 0..... 1 1..... 15..... 1° w temperatures to 9 p m, Hich and low tame date and 66. *« nifht 8 17. th la morning:    6    31. ill - Frl. P.M. - SS - 90 - 95 - 95 - 95 - 91 - 89 - 86 - 85 - 81 - 80 - 79 SNYDER, June 17 -(AC)—The members of Snyder’s Company G and another local serviceman, all home from the war, were the principal speakers for Fifth War Lean bond rally held on the court house lawn Saturday afternoon. Bringing a message home from Company G now fighting in Italy, "We’re still winning," was First Sgt. L. A. Crenshaw of Snyder. Sergeant Crenshaw, here on a rotation furlough came to Snyder direct from the battle area. He was wounded three months ago but has been In service since then. Pvt. James W. Headstream and S-St. John C. Portis, also of Company G, arrived in Snyder from hospitals where they have been re night as the Nazis’ "counter-invasion attack” moved into its fourth consecutive day. In the newest attacks they came over the coast low and singly every few minutes. Several of them flew through some of the heaviest antiaircraft fire of the war as Britain shifted its ack-ack defenses to counter the devilish plane-bombs. Damage was caused in various localities and a number of persons were killed or injured. One of the flying bombs was reported to have wiped out four houses. (German radio commentators let their imagination run free in describing reports of the consternation caused in England by the robot?. (One Berlin broadcast credited a Stockholm dispatch as saying the British government had ordered the evacuation of London because air raid shelters failed to offer adequate protection. Another said England is trembling and London SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, Sunday. June 18—(ZP) — British bombers struck back at the Germans early today as the Nazis continued to fire their flying bombs at southern England. (The herman radio said that the Berlin area was being raided) A great fleet of RAP planes crossed the east coast during the night, headed toward the Reich, after other Allied bombers had delivered a series of powerful blows throughout the afternoon and early evening against the Pas de Calais coast of northern France from which the Nazis are launching their pilotless plane bombs. The pilotless planes have been striking England for the last 48 hours and the air ministry announced last night that enemy activity over southern England In the afternoon caused damage and casualties In number of places. While selected squadrons of U. S. Flying Fortresses and Liberators ancf RAF Spitfires hit the Pas de Calais region one thousand other American heavy bombers and fighters ranged over the length and breadth of the Normandy fighting front in direct support of the Invasion troops. The tempo of the aerial assaults increased during the afternoon and evening as the weather cleared. Seven of the Germans’ rapidly dwindling air fields in France were blasted. The Paris radio reported the town of Lisieux in flames after a furious 10-minute raid. Lisieux. 40 miles east of Caen, is an important Junction for roads running to Caen and north to Trouville on the coast. The daylight operations against the robot plane targets cost the Americans two heavy bombers and one fighter. In addition five other fighters and nine fighter-bombers were missing from the various aerial activity of the U. S. forces. At least ten enemy planes were destroyed. Including three on the ground. keep the Allied sea flank abreast of the advance on the mainland, where Allied troops today rolled steadily forward toward the Germans’ Pisa-Floronce-Rimini line. Known as "Detachment B," the and one-half miles southward to Abigail it. village nearly halfway across Saipan’s blunt southern end. Before launching their counterattack, the Japs maintained many steady mortar and artillery fires on American positions throughout the night. Anirrican warships countered with shellings of enemy strong-points. After repelling the Jap counterthrusts. American assault troops launched the offensive which pushed forward for general advances of 1,500 yards. The points of deepest penetration are two miles inland from Saipan's western shore and the fighting line now skirts the western edge of Asllto airdrome which has a 3,600 foot fighter strip. Whitehead's dispatch disclosed the presence of the Ninth Division In action for the first time In Normandy. The Ninth was the division which took Port Lyauley In the French Morocco landing in November, 1912, fought at El Guettar In Southern Tunisia, and participated in the final encirclement of scores of thousands of Germans and Italians on Cap Bon. Germans are threatened with en* trapment. With machine ai his and cannon raking thii corridor which has only one main exposed road running down the western coastline, tho enemy's last exit route virtually See DOUGHBOYS, Pg. 15. Col. 8 North of St Sauveur, Whitehead said, the Yank Infantrymen broke across the Douve river. They rode High School Boy Drowning Victim A fishing excursion to Fort Phan- on tanks and fired machine-guns tom Hill lake for three youths had as the armored units plunged n tragic ending Saturday with th* French attacking Elba were commanded by Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny and transported and supported by American, British and French naval units. Allied Air Forces that included French squadrons, bombed the island. (The Berlin radio said the landings were made both at the south and north ends of the island, one of them just west of its major city of Porto Ferraio. A German communique told of heavy fighting "still going on” against a "weak German garrison" defending the island.) In the Friday push, forward American echelons drove Into the naval air base at Aslito airdrome but later had to be withdrawn under severe enemy fire. This is the second officially announced withdrawal under enemy pressure and highlights the ferocity of the struggle with the strong defending Jap force. through shallow waters in the his- drowning of Billie Glenn Moore, toric drive to seal off Cherbourg. I 15-year-old Abilene high school American airnften w'ere strafing, junior, the German lines of retreat out of Young Moore, onlv child of Mr. the area.    and Mrs. Glenn Moore, 3633 South One front line correspondent 1st, was standing in a small boat said an American column rolled paddling with an oar when he lost through St. Jacques-de Nehou, four miles northwest of St. Sauveur and seven miles from the west coast, in a swift exploitation of German disorganization. The two American divisions had heavy support from artillerymen. Whitehead said their fire already had effectively cut the west coast Carrier bombers and fighters road. supported the Friday offensive with on Fighter-bombers aided yesterday in preparations for the landings, destroying a fuel dump, scoring six hits on island’s radio station, and striking at boats and dock installations at Porto Ferraio, Marino di Campo and Porto Longone. bombing and strafing attacks Jap positions. In a dramatic single ship exploit, a World War I destroyer, con-! verted into an attack troop transport, caught five Jap coastal cargo ships Thursday and sank all of them. Ships of this destroyer transport type carry light guns and automatic anti-aircraft weapons. Twenty-nine survivors of the enemy ships were picked up and made prisoners. This makes the to Headquarters communique No. 24 Issued Just before midnight merely announced that “Allied forces have pushed deeper Into Normandy’’ In gains which swept through St. Sauveur and reached the Vire-et-Yaute canal south of Islgny. Villages east and west of Tilly-Sur-Seidles on the British end of the front also were captured, It said. Front dispatches said the Cher- British Eighth Army troops drove 12 miles north of Orvieto and occupied Monteleone, about 45 miles I cast of Grosse to. A bit farther east, : armored elements pushing north from Todi reached a point 13 miles 1 south of Perugia, reported held by ; the Germans in some strength. In the Adriatic sector, the British made contact with Partisan forces already in possession of Ter-amo, 15 miles from the coast and 30 miles northwest of Pescara, Rail and road bridges in the Florenre-Pisa-Bologna area were attacker! by medium bombers, and fighter* ripped roads, rail lines, bridges, motor transport and rolling stock there, the Allied communique .‘aid. tai of 201 survivors from Jap ships bourg peninsula already had been made prisoners since the battle of virtually cut in two since the west Saipan started a work ago in soft- ; coast road now was within range ening up carrier attacks.    of American light artillery and A total of 21 Nipponese ships of ■ fighter-bombers also were strafing all types have been sunk.    it. BILLIE GLENN MOORE d* It Hagut ChEIBOUIGV*^' cot"’? , iv” covering from wounds. Sgt Thayne is ablaze” and still another reported W. Mebane of the air force also that on Friday afternoon tremen-spoke. The four were interviewed by dous fires along the southern Bri-M. E. Stanfield, chamber of com- fish coast had been observed from merce manager.    Rouen, France. Rouen is approxi- Forest G. Sears, chairman of the mately *00 miles from the English drive for Scurry county, announc-, coast.) ed that approximately $'25,000 of:    There    was    no    indication    from    any . point in southern England of un-See BOND SALES, Pf. 15, Col. 7 [usual movements of the population. Sale Attractive BOONVILLE, Mo.. June 17 • _ The annual Hereford sale ai :ie Wilbur C. Windsor farm atti -ted 600 buyers from seven states, with 58 high grade animals auctioned. Huscher Brothers and Payne of Higginsville, Mo., paid a top of $1,-725 for a bull. The Mediterranean Air Force took a heavy toll of enrmy craft in widespread attacks, destroying 70 at a cost of 12 heavy bombers and nine other planes. In addition, fighers attacked enemy concentrations in Yugoslavia, destroying a large number of motor vehicles. The Fifth Army was expected to take quick advantage of .its capture of Grosseto by using the air facilities there for attacks on Nazi prepared positions in the northern Apennines, whose foothills touch Florence. Pisa and Livomo. The latter, Just below Pisa on the coast, is an important naval base. balance and fell from the craft, witnesses said. The other two boy* also were reported to have fallen from the boat. Billie Glenn, w ho could not swim, went under. The other boys, it was reported, could not locate him and swam to shore some 40 feet awray for help. In the boat with the Moore youth were Edwin Lee Gainie and Billy Young, according to a report of the city fire department. Firemen were called to tire seen* at 9:20 a rn. and the body was recovered from the east side of the lake near the city pumphouse at 11:25 by use of grappling equipment. Time of the accident wa* given as 9 a. rn. Funeral for Billie Glenn will b« held at 5 p. rn. today at the Kiker-Warren chapel with the Rev, W. C. Ashford, pastor of the Southside Baptist church, officiating. Survivors, in addition to the parents, are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom G. Moor* of Abilene, and the maternal grandfather, Uxley Newman of Abilene. Billie Glenn was born in Abilene on Oct. 28, 1928. and had lived here all his life. He was emplojed at the Paramount theater after school SITUATION IN HAND—Allied troops last night looked down from lofty heights on the main escape route for the Germans in Cherbourg, virtually assured of trapping thousands of the Nazis. The peninsula was virtually cut half in two. Pallbearers will be Bobby G&inie, Dwayne Baker, Bobby O'Brien, Elbert Waldrop, Herschel Jeter and Bobby Young. % ;