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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                WAR BOND BOX SCORE OvertK tveriHSalet Series t. Quota Scries E Went Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LXIV, NO. 5 A TWAS 3-U, HlWSfAPtt ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, PAGES Associated Fret) (API United 1'rtts (Uf.l PRICE FIVE CENTS (I Cherbourg Handed Ultimatum Berlin Blasted Twice in 12 Hours tf' heaviest Aerial Blow Visited On City B; NED NARDNESS LONDON, Thursday, June M the German radio said the RAF bombed Berlin again early to- day while fires still blazed from the heaviest aerial blow ever .dealt (lie city by more than U. S. lieavj Ambers, some of which reportedlj on to bases in Russia. DNB said Berlin was raided "be- tween i a. m. and 2 a. m." This hammering of the capita' twice In 12 hours came as other U S. Liberators headed a stream o JJJanes in a round-the-clock bomb artlnicnt of the comet bomb launch' Ing platforms In the Pas De Calal: area. (CBS Correspondent James Flem- ing reported from Moscow that fo first time heavy bombers of (hi Eighth Air Force landed in Russli after attacking enemy targets IT eastern Europe.) The Americans' twelfth and heav lest blow at Berlin cost 43 bomber and 15 fighters as they plowe clouds and flak. Forty nln fighters were knocke down, 20 by fighters and 29 by bomber crews. A report from the. RAP said rocket-launching sites on the Cher- bourg peninsula had been captured giving. .Allied scientists a. chance-to develop further, methods of combatting the Jet-propelled ex- plosiyes. which have been hurled a.t sbulherajEngland lor The Budapest' radio went off'.the before -'midnight, Iryil-, may be striking at.-the'Biaiarui.r At midnight the German radio Mid "intruder aircraft" were ap- proaching northwestern Germany. British Lancasters and Hallfaxes, %hlch usually do their bombing at night, (lew their fourth -daylight mission, after Liberators and me- diums had unloaded their bombs and returned to base. The Berlin raiders, with' an escort of fighters, bombed an aircraft factory at Basdorf, a Berlin suburb, the Berlin railroad yards, factories and other military ob- jectives. There were some clouds but most combat wings bombed visually and reported results were good. Controls Bill fo White House WASHINGTON, June Congress tossed on President Roosc- ve-H's desk today legislation to pro- tng wartime price, wage and rent ntrols, breaking a legislative deadlock that menaced plans for adjournment this weekend. Repub- licans Immediately began packing their Chicago A compromise, the price legisla jfcon extends wartime economic con trols for one year, to June 30, 1945 but changes the present law in several particulars. Democratic leaders predicted Mr. Roosevelt would sign It although he for reenactment of the extst- law without major change. But President Philip Murray of the CIO issued a statement saying the measure "will control nellher prices nor rents, because It cannot be enforced." A major new provision of the Bill requires the Office of Price Administration to set price ceilings on textiles to reflect a full parity return to cotton producers. flouse Turns Down WASP Commissions 4 WASHINGTON, June m Ben. H. H. Arnold's proposal to absorb women pilots into the Army- Air Corps was roundly denounced, and vetoed In Ihe House to- day. Crilics of the plan to commis- the WASPS scored a surpris- ing victory over administration forces, killing the bill 189 to 1S9. The action does not cut shorl the WASP program. It means the women will continue to do utility flying for the Army with only cl- ffiian status, not eligible to Army uniforms, or commissions JUST CRASHING forces have crashed through Viborg back door to the Finnish mainlani ollowing a breakthrough of the Mannerheim line, and are moving on. {NEA LONDON, Thursday, June Soviet Information bureau, n a review on today's third anni- versary of the German attack on reported tonight that moi han Germans have bee killed and captured in the thre Perugia Cleared Of All Germans ROME, June troops have gouged the last slub- born German defenders out of the ancient fortress city of Perugia 85 miles north of Rome, and tonight were battering the enemy steadily back through the hills more lhan five miles beyond the stronghold. Across the breadth of Italy the Nazi armies again reeled In retreat toward their long-prepared "Goth- ic" defense line beyond Florence. It was estimated today that the enemy had suffered casual- ties since the Allied "annihilation1 years of lighting. During that same period, sal the" review broadcast from Mosco and recorded ir. London by the So Viet'-monitor, Russian losses to- talled men killed, missing or captured. The-information bureau said the Germans had lost tanks, 000 airplanes and more lhan 000 pieces of artillery, while Rus- sian losses were tanks, 128 airplanes and guns. "Fn the course of offensive the review continued, Soviet troops have liberated some square kilomet- ers square miles) of enfmy-occunlcd territory anil advanced nearly kilometers miles) to the west, reach- ed our frontiers on a front of length, and entered ter- ritory of Rornanb. "Victories of ihe Red army have brought liberation from Fascist captivity to millions of Soviet peo- ple. Main-feed 'lanes Shuttle fo Soviet Field EDDY GILMORE A U. S. AIR BASE SOME- WHERE IN THE SOVIET UNION June W) bombers o he famed U. S. Eighth Air Forc  our Allies, the United Slates o. America and Great Britain, wlu supplied us with very valuabii strategic raw materials nnd armi and subjected Germany's military objectives to systematic bombing Ihe Weather r. s. nr.rARTMEXT or COMMERCE WEATHER BURFAl: ABIl.tXr. A X n VICIXITV: i Thursday Frldar. EAST AND ITtST TEXAS: i Thondir mil Frldir. A.M. noiR I... 9.. .10.. Vttd. T.M. 5! Sim-il ulthl: mcrnlcff: Smut looltht: The Russians say they are deeply Impressed (hit Ihe Americans, while fighting bril- liantly in Normandy, are able to keep up on schedule Ihtir blasting of Nail Europe from the air. The Eighth Air Force carried out he first American shuttle bomb- ng In World War II, flying, from England to Italy and attacking 3crman targets on the way Aug. 17. 1943. ft wns the Eighth also which made the first sIl-American- at- tack on Kaz! Europe a year earlier when 12 Flylne Fortresses led by Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eal-.er performed the mission. Here again history Is getting in- terwoven, for It was the same. Gen- Eakcr who led the 15th Air Force Into the Soviet union on the original American landings June 2 American bombers in Russian skies are still a novelty to the peo- ple near these bases and the wel- come they gave the 15th Air Force earlier in the month was repeated today as the huge craft, free of their explosive loads, nosed down in perfect formation to runways made by American and Soviet workmen. High Soviet and American offl- ciali were on hand. The Russians Included Lt, Gen. Alexander R. Permlnov. Among the Americans was Mai. Gen. John R. Deanc, head of the U. S. military mission to Moscow. Carrier Planes Hit Big Japanese Fleet U. S..PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS, Pearl Harbor swooped dowr oh'a powerful Japanese ileet'between the Philippines: an She Chester W Nimitz announced today, in the-dperiing stage of what ma develop into the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. Daily New High Heat Mark Hit Tile heat was Ihe chief topic ot conversation among Abllenlans Wed- nesday .wfth the temperature reach- ing 101 degrees between 3 and 4 p. m. H was the ninth consecutive day of 90 or above maximum tem- peratures, and a new 1941 high. Weather forecast is unfavorable also fair Thursday and Friday, That means and according to the weatherman, summer is still not here. Summer solstice will not be reached until Friday. Hot weather was In prospect for all of Texas today alter a death toll of three In the current heat wave Funeral services were arangcd in Breckenridge today for A. R. Alex- ander, 62, of Baird, who died of heat exhaustion at Wichita Falls Tues- day when the temperature went to 102. Two other victims were Mrs Maggie Jor.es, 57, Dallas, and P. W Wclge, San Marcos, who died in Dallas. Lubbock remained the state's hot- test spot, according to scattered re ports. Maximum there yesterday was 108 the sixth .straight day of over 100-degree weather. Wichita Falls slipped down tt 101. Clarendon reported 101 am San Angelo, 100. Dallas, which had iv high of 100.' Tuesday, found little relief yester day under a reading of 99.7. Dalla park authorities said hot wcathc had sent swimming pool revenue up 61 per cent over last Contact with the enem; eet, which included carrier rid battleships, prcsumabl vas broken off at nighlfal josses on either side had no leerf compiled, Nimilz said. There was.no indication whcth he battle had been joined agat Tuesday. Maneuvers of both a' rcadas through Monday night prol ibly would determine whether th ong-awaltcd showdown lest b ween the American and Japane navies was ft hand. Scoullng planes frptn the Unit States Fifth Flcel, commanded idm. Raymond A, Spruance, spo cd the enemy force Monday af ernoon. Carrier bombers swept or the attack. It was the first tin since the battle of Santa Cruz, October "of J342, that America carrier' pilots had a chance at Nipponese fleet. Admiral Nlmitz, obviously wit out detailed information himse oromlscd additional communlqu as quickly as possible. He tolrt press conference Tuesday night Ihat the entire Nipponese fleet may have been deployed for an all out the Marianas- which American forces have In- vaded. A massive American fnrcc of, hundreds of surface ships and more than plar.es comprised the Invasion flecl, Rembert James, and thereby undermined Germany's military might." Lytielfon Offers Apology for Talk LONDON. June 21 Oliver Lyltclion. Britain's minister of war production, apologized di- reclly to the House of Commoai and indirectly to the United States today for remarks in an address yesterday In which he was quoted as. saying that (he United States had provoked Japan to attack. In an almcil unprecedented s'aU- ment, the minister disclaimed any Intention of giving this as his be- lief. He did not deny pi ess reports that he had made the statement In an Interpctollon in .1 Innchron ad- dress to Ihp American chamber of commerce, but he said that It was "manife.-.tly untrue-" that ler.d-lensc aid had forced the Pearl Harbor assault. He said he was trying to express gratitude for American Icr.d- leaie aid prior lo the Japanese at- tack Escapees Hunted Over This Area State higiiu.iy patrolmen statlor- ed in Abilene and cities kept a close lookout last night for two convicts who escaped from the Wynne slate prison at Huntsville Tuesday after killir.fr a guard. Two of the cscamcd men, Euscnc Padgett, 29, serving a M-year term for murder from Bell counly, and '.V. M. Johnson. 30, serving an cighl year term for burglary, were cap- tured near Madisonville. but the other two were said to be headed possibly toward Fort Worth or Dallas. At midnight the srarrh In this virinlly slowed down. It was report- Hi, when Indlcallons-the men might be headed this way seemed to fade. Still at hrje wtre L. C. Stockton. 52, sentenced from Palo Pinto coun- ty for rnhbrry. and James McLe- more. 28. sent from Caldwell coun- ty for robbery. Finn Surrender Cabinet Formed STOCKHOLM, June he sea cuts you oil from relreat; o reinforcements can reach you; he Luftwaffe Is absent, as always." BY JAMES M. LONG SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. Thursday, June American Infantry palrols probed nto the southern fringes of Cher- ourg yesterday, reaching polnls ess than one mile from the water- ront as the main army massed an overpowering weight of men and metal on the surrounding ridges In preparation lor -the final dcstnic Ion of the Germans trapped In that vital Normandy seaport. In 1U ommonlo.ue said "Al- lied forces made furlher pro- eress Ihe bit He 'for Cher- bourg, and the area held by ihe enemy Is steadily diminish- ing. Our advance up the entire peninsula has been rapid." Fall of Ihe port appeared lo be nut. a matter of Reports reaching headquarters during the day sild the advancing Americans had found a soft spo along, the Cherbourg Inland roat in tonds Pledge OfKiwanians Supre and railway that leads up from the south between the bristling forts Du Roule and Oclcvlllc. and ha< penetrated to within 1.500 yards.o the Cherbourg waterfront. Don Whllehcad, Associated Pres correspondent, In a dispatch wire lessen1 from the scene last night reported American patrols slabbln forward, testing out enemy pillbox es, but said the main forces sir were massing for the kill. The German defenses on th southern rim of the city Includ blockhouses and mulually-supporl ing pillboxes capable of sharp cross fire, Whltehead wrole. The German opposition Is sllffcnlnjr, he said, a slrecl-by- slrcel balllc for Cherbourg is prcdkicd by civilian relumes. A "StalinBrad" defense Is un- likely, however, Whlleheafl said, because of the tremendous su- pcrlorlly of the Americans on land, al sea and In Ihe air. Associated Press war correspond- ent, reported. There were hun- dreds of landing boats and other craft to put' many thousands of soldiers ashore. That Invasion, going well at last reports, was one of (he immediate concern1; of the warships under Spruance, for they must protect the American beachhead ant) as- sault forces which alrcadv had con- quered virtually the southern third ot the Island. The ground forces were advanc- ing north on Salpan, Nimitz re- ported. Progress also was helne made against Japanese pocketed al Mafutan point, on the south- eastern corner o! Salpan. Severe fighting continued as the ground trooiis fought to clear (ho iMnnii that will provide a for bomb- er strikes at Japan itself. High American naval In- The Germans, now back lo the which Klwanls club members pledged to uy a total of 1692.335 In var bonds n the Fifth War Loan drive at the luncheon Wednesday, when C. M. Caldwell, county chairman of hlj and all four previous drives, as irinclpal speaker. Caldwell told the men'that June, Is the best time on earth to a man. "It's not patriotic to buy bonds It's the thing to do. government asks us to. And fur- While Taylor coimtyV total of war'bond ulfs In the Fifth Ihe Z-mllfloV mark" arid. two ind a'quarter million jts- terdiy, the Serin E purchuw amounted lo only of, bought of all serin. This left ot the SI.255.000 Series E ruioti and of the over-all quota. ilier. the E bond Is the people's sav- ing." Guest artists were three men from the Abilene Army Air base show, or- ganized to sell war bonds and stamps. They were Pfc. Ben Alex al the violin, from Denver, Colo., Pfc. Leonard Slanlcy of Delroit, Mich., pianist; and Angelo Pasque- arclla of New York City, accordlan- Ist. Air Base Show on Stage at Berkeley The Finnish government crULs was a by the newspaper Svenska bcuw, mnin ,lnlu 0; lrlp DasKfldct tonlsht to have bcpn "defaclo a phrase Ukcn to mean that the cabinet wa.s re- formed and presumably could now turn to Moscow for armistice con- ditions. Confronted by a military catas- trophe on the FInnlsh-Raisian front. Finnish political leaders had been In urgent consultations. (A Reuters dispatch from Stock- holm yaid there were unconfirmed reports that a Finnish peace cabi- net WAS formed In the night.) Svenska n.igbhdet lias gcrxl con- nections witli Ihe parlia- mentary foreign affair.' committee 'which c ht that Its information can-.e from Finland ihrouglt offi- cial channels.! It said Finnish statement on Ihe pollllcal situation was expected Thursday. ran and Japanese flcc'.s be under way. I A ToVyo radio broarlrasl, re- j forded in London, saM positive- J ly thai It Is a "fierce naval biltle" rages off the MarUnas. Calm confidence In the outcome of such an engagement, bably will rival anything in history of naval warfare, prevail- ed at fleet headquarters here as well as In Washington. Adm. Fi King, commandcr-in-chlrr of the Navy; Secretary and Adm. Chester W. Mmltz sn ex- pressed themselves. King had a More! of appreciation for the "long expecUri cooperation" Set PACIFIC, 3, Col. 1 of tllC them when the Americans sealei off fie penlnruln Sunday, and have given up considerable ground which American troops thought should have been defended. German demolition squads labored with explosives and fire lo try lo wreck the crc-it facilities, while Allied planes showered them with leaflets advifin? immediate sur- render. Allied 21st army group head- quarters said the city was unlikely to hold out much longer In any event. Its defenses are RllORCther the most elaborate yd encountered in France, but "we have the turtle on his back." said nn Allied spokes- man. The penerat advance up the conllnuert rapidly, wilh a headquarters communi- que announrinj; the liberation of Ihe towns of Tmrlhevllle- Il.imie and Acqucvillr. soulhwrsl cf rhcrhoiirfr. In rart of a broad Ihrmt lhal rm carried thp Am- rricans wilbin five miles of the The Abilene Army Air base war bond show, which has had success- ful presentations at Abilene, Sweet- water, Colorado City and other neighboring towns, will be present- ed Thursday night at Camp Barke- ley Ihcater No. 1. Ihe show Is being taken to Barke- ley for entertainment of soldiers who did not have a chance to see It In Abilene, base commander Col. Harry Wcddlngton announced. It Is under the direction of 2d Lt. Max- well R. Garrclt, special service of- ficer. Republic National Life Ins'jrTKe i nvnpany announced purchase here ot In war bonds yesterday. The purchase was made through Ralph B. Coats, local representa- tive. Quota 18 Percent Met Nationally WASHINGTON. Juno W) Bond sales to individuals totaled S1.C81.000.000 through Tuesday, 8th day of the Fifth War loan, the Treasury announced tonight. This represented nearly 18 per cent of Ihe quota for Indi- vidual purchases out ol the total goal of Wounded Veterans Al Rule Tonight RUl.F.. June Fiflh War Loan drive will be climaxed Thurs- day night nt Ihe high school audi- torium when wounded soldiers from McClofky General hospital, Temple On   addition the batttctroiit fror.ts limits aerial operations be evenir.s I In the Fin-t Methodist and First See INVASION, Fg. 3, Col. i churches In Haskcll.   

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