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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Quoti Serin E Quoit Series E Sain Tuesday Series E Sales to Dale Abilene MORNING "WITHOUT OR OFFENSE TO OR 1'OES SKETCH 1'OUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ron VOL. LX1V, NO. 12 A TEXAS 2-U, NEWSFAFUI ABJLENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 1944 PAGES Associated Vailed Prm lU.P.t r-RICE FIVE CENTS Surge Through German Tatherland Line' in White Russia Wiped Out by Army LONDON, Wednesday, June mighty Soviet offensive swept forward through the German "Father "and line" in White Russia yesterday, capturing the rail- way junction of'Orsha, enter- ing .the streets of Mogilev and the outskirts of Bobruisk, and five divisions of Nazis in a pocket southwest of announced. TVenty thousand German officers and men were left dead on the Bloody, battlefield of Ihe encircled enemy grouping in the Vitebsk area, the broadcast Russian communique 'asserted. -Already battered, far below their normal strength of-12.000 each, the divisions fought desperate- ly In a futile battle, Moscow said, and finally accepted an ultimatum of surrender. Prelbnlnary reports showed Germans had been (taken prisoner in this action. Even white announcing -the liquidation of these units, identi- fied by Moscow as the German Fourth, 151th, 206th and 246th Iri- divisions and Sixth airborne division, the communique said five other Nazi infantry divisions had been' encircled by Russian drives east, and-south ol Bobruisk. ,1j> Altacether, nearly places of virjlnt she were recaplurr td durlnr Ihe day's adrance mjainsl. the German .bHlie in Vikf tt'wu aniiniKtd. o! the key Germjn, defense fjfclnt! miles cy the Rus's'iins Orshi. like Vitebsk and Zhlobln, was subjected to merciless punish- ment froni the Soviet arUUery and force, and Premier Stalin said an.order faf the day that It fell to "a swift-bypassing maneuver In conjunction with'a frontal attack." The GerrnaR radio had acknowledged that. Nazi forces were In the Mogilev sector and said the Russians we're striking in a new area south ol.Bobruisk, 10 miles southwest of Mosllev.-Latest Russian dispatches showed Red army troops swinging a scythe around Bobruisk, with the tip only miles away on the south. The Germans.admitted also that the battle had "spread north of Vitebsk, where the Russians have thrown in large forces east of Polo- and conceded that "the big offensive does not seem to reached Us full development.' Thus the Red array was in Ihe process of rapidly caving in the whole German defensive system in While Russia, the so-cilltci "Fatherland on a slrelch A 200 miles Ignc. Meanwhile, the Soviet offensive against Finland increased in pitch Tith more than one-quarter ol the Leningrad-Murmansk railway lib- anked by British Earl Warren Out of GOP Running SAYS FLATLY HE CANNOT ACCEPT V-P GOV. EARL WARREN (does not choose Republican vice presidency) County Stress Now on E Bonds Taylor county inched Just a frac- tion closer to its Fifth War Loan Series E bond quota Tuesday as bank.and postoffice sales-for'the day totaled and left the shy f if percent. v a'ijiiotirof zeru have bought worth CHICAGO STADIUM, June Earl Varren of California declared flatly tonight that he "could lot accept a nomination" for vice president and the inline- liate reaction of the. Republican National convention ap- ieared to be one.of waiting word from Governor Thomas E. )ewcy of New York on his preferences for a running mate. The New Yorker, who is all set to get the presidential nomination, may arrive in Chicago tomorrow. Warren rejected the idea of a second place draft in a ctter to the chairman of the Oregon delegation. PennsyV- 'ania also had asked Warren to accept nomination. The California chief executive nerely was repeating what he had aid all along: That he had cer- ain commitments to carry out to Us own state an'd wanted no spot. m the national Mcket. Warren's, decision-was announc- ed soon after the convention, Today's speakers: the Rev. Willis P. Gerhart. a.m.. Dean W. B. Mc- Daiiiel. TAS pm., Lt. Adele E. Miles. of Series E.bonds, although the county already has surpassed Its overall'quota of The.Farmers and Merchants Na- tional bank reported sale of worth of Series E bonds, total sales of The 'citizens Nationa sold of the Series E with overall sales of Combih figure from the city and Cami Barkeley posloffices, all Scries E sales, was SI 106.25. Newest move on the part of th county war bond committee t' reach the Series E quota Is sale o tickets to a Thursday noon lunch eon'at the Army air base for visit ing Air Force heroes and motior picture stars. Twenty business men have bee: given live tickets each to sell fo the luncheon. Sale price is a bond. Cpl. Jimmte Smith of Worth an James Fouche. Dallas, both on leave from McCloskey General hos- pital, are the veterans to be hon- ored. Visiting movie players are f O'Neal. Cindy Garner. Kurtz Republican convention broad- casts Wednesday (Central War Time) Regular sessions: Approximately 11 a. m. all networks nominating speeches Approximately 9 p. m. all nel- vorks balloting (Sole: These listings subject to change to accord with actual interviews p. M. Lindftn: Mary Mar- f airet fMeBride and-others. swiftly ratifying a platform on which it hopes to regain the pres- idency, delivered, a snub to Wen- dell -L. Willkte whlcti.'may assume significant-- proportions. furn io page 12 for more details of Repub- lican-party A, fight against (he foreign policy plitik by Willkic and IS governors collapsed so com- pletely (hat na more than a fonrth of the delegates turned out for its presenlatlon to the convention. crated and Soviet shipping already repotted using the Sulr river, which A'incs Lakes Ladoga and Onezliskoe j Hair'and Gulnn "Big Boy" Wil- ctOnega.) liams The Finns acknowledged Russian others In the celebrity party are capture of .Vonuksenllnna, on the J Sat Tony Vr'right. concert pianist, Aunus Isthmus, and satd Soviet; Xllard. Vernon Interstate pressure was heavy all around Lake theater representative and Pat Miir- Jjidoga, with violent battles rag- Dallas, Phil Isley circuit rep- in the Isthmus north Corporal Smith and Corporal Fouche have seen action In the Sicilian and Halian campaigns. The Hollywrod troupe Is.one of varied cxnerlence. Miss O'Neal has hist finished the picture Bathing Beauty Red Skcllon. Miss Garner took part in the Kaye screen debut. Up in Arms. Kurtz Hall is one of the Dead End Kids and Williams is a well known ol Hclnjokl. A Russian break- through north of'Kali also was ad- mitted. to Sf ay With Germans Without debate or audible dis- sent, they shouted acceptance of a 1944 statement bf policy reported have the approval of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, prospective can- didate. Shortly before, strong pressure developed for an all-governor tick- Dewey of New York for presi- dent, Earl Warren of California for vice-president, to take the platform to the people. The Pennsylvania delegation decided at a floor caucus to go for Warren. The foreign policy plank had "offered the only possible Issue capable of producing a rousing floor scrap. But it was cvl- 'dent thai opposition had fiz- Tlcd before Chairman Robert A. Taft of (he draffing com- mitlee stepped forward to rear! the document. On the foreign pollry, Re- publicans declare for a "post-war ary aggression and to attain per- manent peace-'with organized jus- ice In a free world." The party imposes that "peace forces" be used to "prevent or repel military- aggression." "We pledge prosecution of the war to total victory x x x the platform says. "We declare our relentless aim to win the war aglnst- all our ene- mies: (1) For- our own American security and welfare; (2) To make and keep the Axis powers impo- tent -to renew tyranny and i .For the. attainment of peace and' f based 'on- (he publican candidate .of four years ago, had -assailed 'Jhe plank as an fneffecllve means of sfampiny out aggression. Fifteen Republican governors had called it too involved. But only Willkie knew whether adoption' of the plank over his ob- jection .would mean he might bolt his adopted party and thereby pos- sibly weaken its' chances to climb back .to' the- political pinnacles. Both Tall and Senator Warren Austin of Vermont, platform com- mittee member, said the foreign plank meant "military forces' should-be used to halt aggression. Whether that satisfied Willkie WBE !vit. known immediately. But It placated at least one governor. Walter E. Edgi had termed plank weasel in these assura- nothing would Main Highway and Lines Are Cut SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITION- ARY FORCE, Wednesday, June troops striking out quickly on the eastern Normandy front after (he fall of Cherbourg which boosted Axis losses to at least men since D-Day, yesterday outflanked the German strong- hold of Caen on the road fo Paris. Late front dispatches said the British had reached the Odou river at a point five miles southwest of Caen after cutting the trunk highway and railway linking Caen 'with Villers-Bocage and Avranches at the base of the Normandy peninsula. The British in two days had advanced more than seven miles from positions around Tilly-Surc-Scullcs, captured 10 or more villages, overrun numerous enemy gun emplace- ments and now were on the verge of breaking into open country idea! for a showdown with German lank formations. A dispatch front Associated press correspondent Roger D. WORKING ON ACCEPTANCE Thomas E. Dewey yesterday began work on his acceptance speech in A'hr.i.y, N. Y. The governor began dirla'.ing and writing (he speech after lunch, an Associated Press dispatch said. Later, advisors were called in for help, This was Dewey's first definite indication he would accept the nomination, if offered. Greene said the British reached the Odon nt 4 p. m., and quoted British officer as saying that tile Germans evidently were short of infantrymen to hold the ground In the area, although the enemy still packed a terrific wallop with his tanks. i Between 12 and 15 German tanks were destroyed during the day, and the British were cleaning up ene- my remnants In Collevllle, Tour- vllle, nnd probably In nearby Mouen, five miles .southwest oE Caen, he said. The British also were fighting in the village ol Grainvllle Raging for Saipan U. S. PACIFIC FLEET HEAD- QUARTERS, Pearl Harbor, June 27 bitter struggle ragetl today Saipan, key to the Marianas Islands, and Its capital of Garapan with heightened Japanese resis- tance Indicating an all-out Infantry battle may be at hand. Frontline dicpatches pictured des- perate street lighting in Garapan. American Marines and infantry held the southern outskirts of the town, which had a peacetime popu- lation of Patrols cautiously probing the enemy had selected to stage last-ditch defense. The northern slope of Mt. Tapot- chau '.'as still held by the Japanese at last reports. There also were enemy pockels of resistance in caves or dug Into the cliffs. Against (hose (he assauk forces moved warily. units .wer rted Abilene Flier Critically Hurl Word was received here yeslSr- day by relatives that Lt. Georia McDonald Bowyer, 53, Abilene pur- suit pilot, was critically Injured after iiSc plane was shot down over France on June 16. The War department, In a mes- sage Rubyc Rhea Bowyer, Y0p Island Hit, 9 ADVANCED ALLIED HEAD- BY. EDWIN SHANKE STOCKHOLM. June tin Nazi troops marched through Hel- slnki tonight bound for the eastern flnncs front as the Finnish government 1 agreed to remain in the war at the of Germany on the Germans' i QUARTERS, New Guinea, Wed- promtse of troops. Before the Fin- Jr.ne t.in he prfsamrd that il-.ry will remain In rsWrr.er. wrrc intninutl Amn-ican i Tne aRreemi'nt Is to rnntir.ur4 for to brn-.c Annoar bark. Abilrnr peace nfllcers Isnntit out: provided nnrris were: i the duration of thc with ptv-l- Arijcitinc Adrian C. a oitienlrt West Central Texas' Slankcwit7. 20. blue eyes, fair government arrar.ctmenfs lell F.'cobnr. who arrived in I completion, light brown hair. 5 feet For Escaped Germans open. iTexan Will Get DSC Posthumously ton shnrlly bfforr rrl.itions do'in '.a.-; Frhniary 2S when Far- rrlVs rotip ioo'< plsrr. remain., hrrr raprrt ho ha; no official j with thli K.ncrr.mrnl 60 Per Cent Nazi Tex., who was crcriiud TrOOpS FflCfi Reds jura nicht .is They ,'carch I'tr Germans who es- from the Camp Barkcley rriW'ifr of camp. four men src thought to have- crawled the fence v.nrounfiinc the stockade about Watch Beriin." I less of an additional 1.000 tons Canyon. Tex., who was crcriiud I FOODS rQCC K6uS ever ABILENE OFFICER IN ON FIRST thc'with the capture of 23 Germans r first eyewitnesses of (he invasion of France were campaicn, has AT.L1FD 21st ARMY nr'Ui of this C-47 crew of Oth troop carrier They I dronned parachutists behind ouoniy lines in Chertioiira ncn-! War" t-Vvp.iiii-.e rn' rsiim.urd 'lod.iv' mlm.lsht. Their escape was dls- Tuesday morning As a resnlt of the developmei is. i dally due to the RAF night raid Klations between the United States j June 12 rn the synthetic plant at IRd rinUnd were salrt to have been; GeUcnkirchen. '.he air mlnUtrj' re- put on t "day-to-day basis.'' (ported tonight. War department, 'rf-vcalii-.e rrr insula and reported no opposition from hostile planes. In the exploit tcday. said the present- fo ix-r crr.l nf Gtrmaif, group is Capl. Frank R. Waters, navigator, 10.1 wm be nwdc tn lhc on tin street, Abilene, second from left. Center officer is 1st fathrr' slir'on OTXmald., ifmainrfcr I Warren 0. Raj-nurn, pilot, Sig Spring. 's BI Agent Ed Dorrls was mi- nt Oi-.f of Ihc llYrbr-rl was maklr.R his siKone! from c.inip. Stankc-witz was one o: 12 prisoners whu f.ir.i-.eled Canyon. Sergeant later! attark by the !n In Italy. 'confronted by thtm. e Riissian ar.d Ihe way to freedom March 30. on fronts either nr.'y to be captured a few lat- Allies Dcocripticos of the niiwing men break. inches tall, weight 166 pounds. Alfred Kudnle. 25, blue lair complexion. liEhl brown hair, scar warden left cheek, 5 feet 9 Inches tall, weight 1S3. Peter Rick, 20. blue eyes, fair complexion, brown hair, 5 feet 7 ir.Cues tall, weight 142. Karl Heinz Schmidt. 19. blue eyes. fair complexion, b'.ond hair, 5 feet 6 Inches tall, weight Rick Is the only r.ne of the Car- tel V.IID EnglUli and hr docs so only slightly. Fedora! Bureau of Invesligsltcn state hlehway patrolmen and Texas P-angers are in the search, which began immediate- ly after Dorris was Infora'.ed u; tha
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