Abilene Reporter News, June 30, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Quota Series E Series E Sales Thursday Series E Sales to Date LXIV, NO. 14 A TtXAS NIWSPAPtt MORNING SKETCH YOUR WORLDJ5XACTLY AS IT pAPFS Xjsocfaled frta UP) "ABILENE, MORNING, PAGES_ 1JRICE FIVE CENTS N 'Reds Take Kill 111 By RUSSELL LANDSTROM LONDON, Friday, June than German troops have been killed or captured m the ftghtm aroundVitebsk and Bobruisk, the announced today as terror and disaster overtook the Nazi defenses in W m Russia for what some Moscow, dispatches described as th German stronghold on the "Fatherlan line" in the'east, fell to the Russians yesterday, and with was completed the liquidation of five encircled Nazi mfantr_ w In this defeat, accomplished in two days of tcrriblR fight- ing by thc first White Russian army of Konstantin K. Rokos- sovsky, Germans were dead on the battlefield and were taken pris- For his triumph Rokossovsky has been promoted to marshal of the Soviet Union, It was disclosed. Another were killed and captured In the Vitebsk area Jap Resistance On Saipan Slows Central Advance riiiiaiivjy Planes Enemy Tanks t mt THE By LE1F ERICKSON ruiumci i u S -PACIFIC FljEETT HEAD- captured in the Vitebsk area OUARTERS Pearl Harbor, June 29 hi the firil four days of the great Battling against tierce re- tummer offensive by the First American ground forces tic army and the Third White m'dg jmal, al) the army, Moscow also an- extending across strategic Sai- In a special communique. haye out aU Premier Stalin personally- an-; J le5e resistancc in thc south- I t comer ot Nafutan point. chairman of the convention. (NEA i Its E Bond Goal two special order' of the day. FetroiaTodsle was freed by J deep encirclinr maneuver along with an amphibious Undies of troops on lhe shores of take Onezhstoe (Onejral. This same idvinw by the Karelian armr of Gen. Kyrill A. .MereUkov look the town ,rall- A -tuveie uctciuji. -----a r--, Abilenlans aimed and hit the up by the enemy at Ihe mountainous eye when central sector, Adm. Chester ihs m to the Nimliz said today in a communique ,hl, Armv Air oase luncheon reporting the latest developments ot d whici, featured two vet the 'American grcund thrust point- of lhe ltaUan campaign, fou ing towards Japan. Hollywood players and others o Another carrier aircraft strike was 'mcnce jn the show business, made Tuesday against Pagan island, i- selling for a maClC 1 UCisUaj north of Saipan. A water reservoir, barracks and several small harbor craft-were hit, the latter by rocket .fire. Returning pilots reported the .1, f sWie'ld "Wared t0 Besides opening the direct rail out. ._.n_ uiir-i on Nafutan point col- Tuesday. There an enemy f i vay junction of Kondapoja, M i miles farther north. Besides opcim'K "ic route to the Arctic port, of Mur- through..which.-.the. Allies Serits E bond salts in the Iwo Abilene banks Thursday to-. taled Sli.415, brinsiiif the aE- Ereirale for lhe Fifth War loan c, in. lhe counly hundred had tried E bond, were distributed f jrller.'Their atuck this week among 20'busftje; 'hcwever and heavy and the local banks andlposb o losses The lice in- an effort-to nisi, Tay. eS southern half of the island county, over Ihe'E-qUDl. top completely- In American ana5 Approximately 15 townspeople Supporting and neutralizing raids attended the luncheon and heard were carried through brie[ speeches of appreciation by Minsk, the capital, with gains of TUesday by the Sevenlh Army Air ond campaigners C. M. Caldwcll much as 22 miles. Forces. Their targets were Japa- Polotsk the important German-1r _ have been tunneling Russia, these su the remaining lighting on'the-Annus Isthmus tween and T with Isolation. On the blazing front In White Russia lour Red armies advanced simultaneously on three sides of held railway Junction 60 miles northwest of .Vitebsk, was cut off from the south as Gen. Ivan Bag- ramian's First Baltic army swept Into Ustach, 16 miles southwest of the town and Velrino, 12 miles Trie railway from Polotsk to Mo- lodechno, 40 miles northwest of Minsk, was severed and the fall of Poltsk within a short time was considered Inevitable. To the south Rokossovky's ad k vance troops were within 30 miles of Minsk and fighting their way forward hourly. tieir largtui wttc UBH" in the Caroline and Mar- ian usmiids. The clarh of ground forces al the center of the front may turn Into a decisive engagement. American Marines and Infantry fought there to encircle a Japanese stronghcld northeast of Mt. Tapotchau. That dominating height already had been wrested from the Nipponese. end campagner Ed Stewart and George Barron. At an informal gathering prc- eding the luncheon after the 9 Friday Last Day To Buy Auto Stamps Friday Is the last day In which car owners may purchase Iheir au tomobile use stamps, postmaster O A. Hale warned Abllenlans Thurs are 14.000 cars regtstere In Taylor county, and yel only 5, OtO stickers have been sold, th postmaster added. The stamps which cost must be affixed to the windshield of each aulomobile. They are serially num- bered, gummed on the face and will have provision on the back for en- try of the mhke, model, serial num- ber and state license number of the vehicle. A tine of and-or a jail sen- tence of up to 30 days Is provided bv law for failure to purchase and display the stamp properly on the vehicle. Thc stamps may be purchased at Hit local postoflicc or at the office of tlic collector of internal revenue. Two Nazi Prisoners Still at Large Two of the four German prison rs of war wljo escaped the Camp Barkeley stockade Monday night were still at large last night. Karl Heinz Schmidt and Alfred Kuehnle. the other two escapees, were picked up on the Federal !aw_n at 2 a. m. Wednesday by H. F. Brannan, city police olficer. Local peace officers, stage rang- lollywood party had toured base mess halls and day rooms. Pa Murphy, Dallas Inter-State thca ter representative, introduced Peg >y O'Neal. Cindy Garner, Hurt Hall Guinn Williams. Cpl. Jimml Smilli, Fort Worth, Cpl. Jame Fouche, Ddllas. and Sgt. Tomm Wright, concert pianist. Corpora Smith and Fouche were on leave from McClos'scy General hospital at Temple. Sen-ing as master of ceremonies at thc luncheon Set. Lee Echincup, whn toured West Texas with the base bond show, introducedLt.Col. Albert W. Schinz, director of base training who represented Col Harry Weddington. base com- Strike Deep Into Germany By AUSTIN BEALMEAtt LONDON. June Two thousand U. S. warplancs j heavy bombers and an equal fighter deep into Germany today and smashed at seven aircraft fac- tories and a number of other targets while Allied fighters and medium bombers swarmed over the Normandy battle field in scorching sup- port of ground troops. Flak and swarms of German light- ers challenged this mighty air fleet and 33 enemy fighters were knock- ed down by the vigilant escort, while bomber gunners picked off three more which fought through to the heavies. Fifteen U. S. heavy bombers and three fighters are missing. Eleven other enemy planes were shot down nvrr Normandy, and four Allied planes were missing In that area. MslhwiicJlly the heavy- weights unloaded their carjots of destruction visually on plane plants of Uliiziffi Oscherslebtn, Aschersleben, Jlajdehurt. Bern- beri! and Wlttnbure, all wllhln a 150-mile radius southwest of Berlin, and Fallerslcbeli, 40 miles east of Hannover. Olher bombers hit synlhellc oil plants at Bohltn, near Leip- zig, airfields al Cclle Slen- day and Vrg, wtsl of Berlin, as well as IM-O Important railroad yards and other military and In- duslrlal larceK Another prong of this ceaseless aerial offensive was aimed again at the pas-dc-Calais coast of France gainst the German flying bomb In- sIlallons.-As-Ihe robot bombs cori- Imied to fall on England, RAP eavy bombers swept over thc chan- el during the afternoon and plas- creri launching ramps and equip- ment, losing five of the attacking orce. In this heaviest day of air op- rations since last Sunday, thc Al- ics poured both on thc nner and outer bastions of Europe, and supreme headquarters disclos- ed that the Germans now were 'creed to send lliclr fighters from bases more than 100 miles behind the lines, as the result of Allied at- tacks on airdromes. American Marauders streaked through thick clouds over most ot the Normandy lighting zone and silenced four of the German coastal batteries still holding out on the northwest tip of the Cherbourg pen- U. S. Ninth Air Force thun- derbolts assaulted Nazi supply lines ail I'nc way from the Bay of Biscay coast to Paris. Fail at Odon SUPREME HEADQOAOTKRS AUJED EXPEDITION- to dent tlic lines but Americans Gain On Italo Coast By GEORGE TUCKER ROME, June 29 -m- Fighting in stifling hent and against Inten- sified German ifslstance, U. Ocn. Mark W. Clark's American troops clubbed their way another live miles up the west Italian coast yesterday and captured the town of Caslag- ncio, 25 miles from the major port of Llvorno Anolher Yank column, plunging Inland up Highway 13. hurled the Nazis out of Montlclano and-con- tinued on within less than 12 mile ot the cominunlcall center o Siena, 1 miles below florcnce. (War Secretary imson said li Washington that thc Nails evident were achieving nil possible delay the Allied advance while they bull up their defenses on the ''Gothic lir.c between Pisa and Rlmlnl, the last belt of fortifications before Ih po Valley.) one German Infantry compai which attempted to slow lhe Van is not succeeding." Only 2 1-2 miles north pt Caen, astride the road to Paris, thc British slugged out local gains in fierce fighting, the supreme headquarters com- munique announced. Tommies who stormed Gavrus, mile and a half north of Evrecy, and tanks which approached Ev- recy near tlie right flank of irldgchcad, Eald enemy casualties re heavy on this front. The communique said the tactics w reported tn have been wiped out unit y-orj was .destroyed: by jurprls un blast from American guns, and TEAMFD ur-Teamcil up as presidential and vice presidcn IjOCai peiiti: untvcio, ----o ers highway patrolmen, city police, army personnel and PBf represen- tatives were carry-ing on the search for Herbert hn if UV1- nan j 'i w mander unable to attend. Other officers present were Ed L. Murphy, base adjutant, Maj. Eu- gene F. Elliott and Maj. Roy Ro- lor HerceiL oirtiiM making his second break from ca'.np Division and Peter Rick, 20. w pear-B for returned veterans Corporal Smith, injured in the fool while fighting with the 33th hall at Chicago. (NEA a man who (Kidnapper-Rapist Sought at Dallas DALLAS, June 29 continued tonight for officers said kidnapped the nine- vear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. jess Jackson at Cobb. Okla.. last night and biet released her In Dal- las county. The girl made her way to the home of J. W. Mason near Dalhs a kidnapper had ir.iitreatcd Taylor Couniian's Husband Missing BUFFALO GAP, June _sgt. Thomas Jenkins Jr.. 24, has kcynoled the program; bcen in action since June vhen he said "We're not ilis Mr. and heroes, the boys still over there the Gap, learned from the rtenart- Hollywood players expressed their Thursday, appreciation in being able to.aid Sergcant Jenkins'wife, Taylor county in the E-bonddnvc Danes Continuing Anii-Nazi Uprising STOCKHOLM, June More than I.OCO bonfirc.s burned In of Copenhagen tomgnt __ii the Also traveling witli Jimmv Vemon Inter-State Buckhn, L _ wjtfj CJQ nnH the former rlmmons. is visiting in with his parents. Mr. nias Jenkins. She ex-1 ing n lo Buffalo Gap in a at Danish patriots continued antl- demonslratioas In which 11 nelsons have been kilicci ami 24 wounded, the Free Danish Press Hearing Set Friday On Soldier's Plea DALLAS. June hear- ing in which George M. Mayborn. Roscnburg, Ore., a member of Je- hovah's Witness, seeks liberation from the Army on a writ of habeas corpus Is scl Friday In federal court "iriyborn alleges his draft board declined to classify him as a minis ter and that he was forccably In ducted inlo the Army In November 1943, despite his refusal to tax the Army oath. nn'-'ter" f towns of Montalclno, Ontic- chiello and Pienza, some 20 miles southeast of Slcna. The Eighth Army continued to have heavy going on both sides of Lake Traslmeno, 80 miles north of Rome where thc Germans were put- ting up lliclr stiffest and hesl or- canlzcd resistance since their retreat from the capital. LI. Gen. Sir Oliver Lecsc's forces reported only limited gains yesterday, but destroyed 11 enemy guns and killed 200 German troops In storming Cnsclla, six miles northeast of Perugia. Despite tad weather, Allied Medl tcrranean nir forcw Hew sor ns across the Odon, which at Ints reach within mile of tha >lg Orne river, were "strengthen- Rfter further heavy fighting" which all counter-attacks Irmly repulsed." The German! ere reacting swiftly and vlgor- usly to this threat to Caen, com- ng closely on the fall ot Cher, ourg. Although Caen does not com- pare wllh Cherbourr "s com- mercial cargo tonnage wn roufhly 10 limes greater lhan Chtrbourj, a source at su- preme headquarters (lid. The Germans loosed one couri- er p-m. yesterday on he right flank Ir. the area and were met by a barrige by .'British ar- tillery and tanks. Across lhe road the British stormed Gavnu. and at last reports held most of Ihe town. On the left flank oC thc river bridgehead, British In-: fnnlry mopped up enemy remnants In Collevllle and Moucn, the lat- ter five miles southwest ot Caen. The ranks of enemy _ reserves were decimated by the-massed ar- tillery of Gen. Sir a-fnard U Montgomery and by fighter-bomb- ers which struck road and rail bridges near Montfort-Sur-Risle, sen-Ice reported. Danes ran the stree.s. hurling pictures of Adolf Hitler inlo thc (ires and f "God Save Thc thc news service said, add- Bri'.i'h flags were hoisted lies Including heavy bomber strikes Into Romania and Bulgaria. Their battle score was 23 enemy planes de- stroyed against six Allied croft miss- ing. ____ Strike Ended "HOUSTON. June -crs of United Slcelworkcis of DrlCjyLS iiini Cherlsy, 10 miles west of Paris, St. Paul-Courtonne, about 45 miles cast of Caen, and ranged far south and rammered irains at Orleans and near Flors. The Germans, throwing In their air force during lhe stn- crally unfavorable weather, lost at least 44 aircraft In b.iUlci thai swirled over the French front and deep !nlo Germany llself. The Germans fought thc British encircling move south of Caeri mainly with armor, but the Nazi line of by the loss of 292 wrecked or disabled since 121 destroyed was being pressed sleadily bade "pon Ihe Orne river. !t appeared that the first big German counterblow was being shaped as Field Marshal Gen. Karl p.udolf Gcrd Von Hundstedt strug- oicrt to mass men ar.d armor In hall ot Allied blows raining tlon. Seven Army Barkclcy to testify 1 down from the air. The supreme command said a "major co-ordi- nated counter-thrust" was expected. ciiiin'1-" -w- Washington as the result of his selling a record number of bonds during the Fourin Wi presumed that'he took part In ir Ixwn drive. 01 all arrangements Army for the i HlVh State Cheater manager. ynji_ Jrukins reached Purchases Hit 79 Percent of Goal 1EXAS BAR ASSAILS SUPREME COURT; SCARBOROUGH OU1SHOUIED OPPOSING ieci-1-Hro' it would be 9, 01 IHv _______.__________________---------------------- .SPEED OF 10WN GARAGEMAN HOLDS FAIE OF YOUNG MAN IN IRON LUNG GROESBECK, Tex.. Jur.e _A vulcantzcr labored furlousu- over a punctured bellows on an Iron-lung here tcnlght while Troy Lewis 18. Infantile-paralysis vic- tim murmured I hope you hurry. W Physicians told the youth he could live only a few hours out of the respirator. -Ml do this Job faster than any- thing I ever did In my life" said garaeeman Joe Lee, who was has- "summoned when a technician "discovered five punctures in the bel- lows which tor more than a year had supported Lewis' lungs. The technician. Cecil Wren, of Dallas, had sped here in a state police car from Dallas, 100 miles distant, when thc Iron Iv.ng lo function late today. The techm had about five hours, phyjl-1 explained that i .aid. to make the trip and led on several occas: the respirator, or Lewis] iron hmg was r.ol would be dead. Near Corsicana, the properly. wlicc car blew out casing, but receed lrining at Fort increaje Ga ar.d at Can-n Mackall. N. C. -previous Sergeant and Mrs. Jenkins were! r.-iirricd Oct. 3, He viKlcd his wife in B-.iiralo Gap last November j before going overseas. He Is the father of a son. Thomas Jerkins IV. whom I'.c has. Wnr drive have! fORT WORTH June '3 13 of the s c a t ii i n g denunciation of thc. ow-r thc klsm or jn5ucc Felix Frankfurter. In thc uproarious debate from McKr marked thc final business MS- slon Ttmrsday of thc State Bar of, corn-till Ion. j The resolu'.lon that "the Ihe Weather liiiN- u-vor seen. His last letter, dated June 2. Priced a rfunion w itli His brother. m'ns Laverv.c 21. in he technician arrived within two Wren showed Lewis the holes at the ere aces in the bellows. "See sis" Lewis said, turning to his sister, "t Wd you I wasn't just scared. This thing has been leak- Ing all along for a couple of weens I've been in here so long now that Visitors strcamC' .Englsrd. ,rV S nr.rvRTMivr nr roMMr.wr. cmlrt thc United States; ,n, If it has not already tel. jthc hiKli in which it has. modest Lcv.-is that workmen paratus upside down The Daren's and turn the moui-M i-t..--" home ionisht with j words of encouragement for Lewis.; Lawyers had lifted him out of! Jme John A Rawlir.E'. Jadgc ol the. i II6th district court at was, :is four elected rhalr.-nan of the of ciuitcredjthc State Bar cf Texas at a ir.? this aftcrn-x.n shortly be.orc to cloif of the annual convention.! Itd The- mineral law of the, Ucd. M f r.M. around the bed. "Fried goes The youth'r father, J. L. Lewis, a cotton and truck farmer IR Box Church community near here, I acres. 1 [it state bar elected H. P. said 'He loves wa-lof Houston ien." lons to-and We planted 301 chairman! ar.d Robert! i. Turpin of Midland, vice chair-1 Snnm( m Sanstl IcnljM: been i'.cid by tl'.c i As adopted, it was a substitute! indented by J. W. Hasscll of Dai- has lor an even stronger rcsolu- i inlrodviccd orifinally by Lloyd Price of Forl Worth. Dallas Scarborough of Abi- lene, stocky, snony-hafrttt era- lor, was sboulcrt down when he attempted lo get the resolution tabled and awrlcd that the bar members "should be asham- ed" to rolled on lhe Inttlll- fcnrc ot tbc American people br thinking Ibty would nol re- cover alter the war tbe powers surrendered (o thc federal cov- crnmcnl during the warlime DALLAS SCARBOROUGH revolution, asserting It wouM be political of the bar. -We have ft right to act cnly on matters pertaining to the bar and actions of the courts." he In- sisted "My heart gets cold when I the Frankfurter InfilUrtlon ar.d political activity on the court in Washington. Ill light with you until that olhcr place freezes over fnr a resolution condemning that wrt of thing and thc damnaWe outrage being perpetrated on ils." Attempts to recess the session for lur.ch were unsuccessful, even whcn Price sought to have matter referred to a commlltcc which might report back durlr.g the aft- ernoon. He withdrew his original icsoUition and the Haacll substi- j tute was accepted by a vote of 53 Delegates chosen lo serve !r. the American Bar association house o, delegates for the long terms were Leo Brewer, San Antoiilo. Frank Harlgraves. Menard. and Chief Justice James P. Alexander of the supreme court. Austin; while D. A. Simmons ot Houston, president- elect of the ABA. was named to took serve as short term delegate to emergency. Ancus of Longviow s..u.- ,he floor to plead .plnsl tbc Price! the ABA for the Texas bar. ;