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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                WAR BOND BOX SCORE vermll QunU iries E Series E Series E to Date MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 'VOL. LXIV, NO. 19 ATOMS NIWSFAJPIfi ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1944 PAGES Pro, (AP) Vttitet Prat (Vf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS All Nazi Reserves to By-Pass of la Haye Underway AMERICAN COLUMNS CONVERGE ON LA .details the American assault down the Cherbourg peninsula France. Arrows indicate the drives from three directions on La Haye, western anchor of German defenses in Nor- mandy, and the new attack along the road to Pericrs in the Carentan sector. (AP Jap Reversals Made By RAY CRONIN Associated Press War Editor Japanese reverses in almost every battle area of the vast Pacific-Asiatic theater of war were officially reported today as Allied land, sea and air forces scored new triumphs over Nippon arms. U. S. Marines and soldiers on bloody Saipan were getting set for the final crushing blow to Japanese opposition on that vital island within bombing range of Japan. Tokyo radio reported yester- day that an American task force and carrier planes con- tinued their powerful strikes in the Bonin and Volcano is- lands, north of Saipan. Yank invaders of Noemfoor is- land, southwest Pacific, captured their second airdrome, Kornasoren, and then Headed southward toward another airstrip. Southwest Pacific bombers blast- ed Yap and Woleai islands In the Carolines. In China the Chinese were faring Subs Destroy Jap Ships WASHINGTON, July struction of 26 Japanese -vessels by submarines was reported to- underlined by a statement from Navy Secretary Forrestal that undersea warfare against Japan "progresses with rr- The general Pacific campaign against Japanese outer defenses, I Forrestal said, has gone "at a some- what faster pace than had been hoped for." American submarines torpedoed 17 of the Nipponese craft including a light cruiser, a destroyer and 15- rgo and transport vessels. From .'the British admiralty in London 'came news of the sinking j_.uimun of nine, more Japanese supply ships by British submarines. Acceleration of the attacks on the 'Japanese shipping lanes may anticipated, said Forrestal, de- claring that submarine crews de- serve the "lion's anare of the credit for knocking the Jjrnps from under Japan's conquest." Air forces, he told a news con- -.feraice, also are battering the Jap- Wanese merchant fleet with increas- ing success and.the campaign "will be accelerated by our advance Into the Marinanas." Two medium size tankers, vital- ly Important in moving fuel for the -Jfwanese garrisons were In the lat- bag of the American submersi- bles. The tankers, Forrestal reported, are of greatest importance in the over-all picture, for movement of petroleum has "posed the most dlf- fgicult shipping problem for the 'japs." He said 75 percent of Japan's fuel oil and gasoline needs must be filled from the East Indies. "So heavy and successful hfivs hcen our attacks on their tankers." he said, "that the Japs apparently (Are moving bulk petroleum ship- ments in dry cargo ships." Quintuplet Boys Born in Turkey ANKARA, July OVER PRISONERS TAKEN IN FRENCH DRIVE By JAMES M. LONG SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITION ARY FORCE, Thursday, July American troops crashed into the rubble-strewn streets ol burning la Haye du Puits late yesterday capturing the rail- way station on the northern rim'of that shattered German west Normandy defense anchor and coiling around both sides of the city in an apparent by-passing plunge. Hundreds of big Allied guns dominated the situation pounding German resistance nests inside the shell-ruinec city and beyond it on the road leading down toward Brittany But front reports told of fierce German resistance both at la Haye and in Mont Castre forest from two to four miles much better in the battle for the Canton-Hankow railway. nese forces were advancing In spite! of monsoon rains and bad terrain. Washington and Londo reported the siking of 26 additional Japanese vessels by submarines. In the face of these Allied successes a sobering note was sounded by American Sec- retary ForrestaJ. He warned against over-confidence and de- clared the main battles ajratnst Japan yet to be fought, will be "bitter and costly.'1 Sec PACIFIC, Pg. 14, Col. 6 Robot Base Receives New Bomb-Attack By GLADWIN HILL LONDON. Thursday, July 6. Two tremendous forces of RAP bombers swept over the southeas' coast of England last night and early today and shortly after the first group roared towards the con- tinent heavy explosions and gunfire were heard in the Pas De.Calais rocket-bomb area of the French coast. Later a second force of bombers was heard droning away toward Europe. Allied air forceij grave the most Impressive offensive since n-Day yesterday with at least- fire strong daylight bomber forces and thousands of fight- ers blasting the Germans from the channel to the Mediterran- ean and American heavy bomb- ers returning to their English bases after shuttle-bombing the Nazis from England to Russia to Italy. The shuttle planes, which on Juni 21 flew from Britain to Russia and then five days later went from Russia to Italy, re- turned yesterday via southern France, where they bombed the big railway yards at Beziers, near Montpclier. Simultaneously another fleet of iieavies from of .he 15th U. S. Air went .0 southern France and gave a fifth pounding to the big naval base at Toulon. That force returned to its bases in- Italy. First reports indi- cated it met, no fighter opposition over Toulon. Britain-based Fortresses and Lib- erators followed up the big over- night RAF raid on Pas-De-Calais with a daylight blow at the flying- bomb launching grounds and. also extended their offensive against German air fields in France to In- clude those in Holland and Belgium. bombed oil refineries on the first two legs of their journey. The Germans said they had based in Poltava and Mirgorod, in the Uk- raine. One hundred and forty-four bombers and 70 Mustang fighters made the trip. Crewmen reported they saw no German planes and encountered lit- tle flak on their flight from Italy. Enroute they saw P-38 fighter- bombers drop explosives from a high altitude on the Toulon naval base in southern France. ABILENE YOUIHS FACE FEDERAL CHARGE IN 2-STATE CAR THEFT "4-Qulntuplet boys, all. in good honlth. were born at Mardin near Oie border of Turkey, Iraq and Sy- ria. Premier Sar.-.ccslu will order them brought to Ankara to be rear- ed "under government supervision, helping n "bear more children for Turkey" campaign, Denver Ray Randolph, route 5, and Donald William Kennedy, 1102 Klrkwood, both 16, were arraigned )ofore U. S. Commissioner Ida M. James Wednesday on charges of violating the national juvenile de- linquency net in connection with driving three stolen automobiles across the Texas-New Mexico line. Mrs. .James set bond of caoh at The boys were transferred 'rom the Taylor county jail to the Anson Jail on immediate default of bull. The two were arrested Monday by County Juvenile Officer P. A. blitz and Deputy Sheriff RcdWil- iams, who recovered a 1939 Chev- rolet conch stolen In LIttlefleld and a 1939 Chevrolet sedan stolen In clovls, N. M., In their posses- sion. The pair also was charged In the theft and burning of a 1940 Mev- cury sedan belonging to J. O. Hcr- rington of Abilene. The Mercury was found badly damaged by fire about ft mile from Clovls. County officer! quttUonlng the youths quoted them as admitting they drove the Herrington car to LlnielltM. stole the Chevrolet coach there and continued on to Claris. There, officers said, the Abilene car was burned, and the Chevrolet srrlan stolen. Each drove ono car back to Abilene, officers asserted. Diltz and Williams recovered the conch nl Kennedy's home Monday morning, when his stepfather, G. H. Riddle, noticed the machine and contacted officers. The sedan was found on nn Abilene street that afternoon, with Rnndloph and three friends Inside. The friends were released after officers ascer- tained they were not involved In the alleged theft. If the- pair is Indicted by a fed- eral jury, trlnl be before a U. S. Judge, either In the October term here or in Fort Worth or Dallas If defendants waive venue. Maximum penalty on conviction under the Juvenile act would be commitment to a federal reform- atory until reaching the age of 21. See INVASION, Pj. 14, Col. i southeast of the stronghold. Headquarters announced that the Allied bag of prison- ers in the first month of inva- sion totalled more than However, it had been, nounced the Americans alone captured in the penin- sula' cleanup around Cher- bourg, and it was estimated unofficially that the total was at least counting those taken in the push into la Haye. On the opposite end of the front German tank-supported counter- attacks forced Canadian troops off Carplquet airport, but the Cana- dians held firmly amid the wreck- age of Carpiquet village Itself, three miles west of Caen, and beat off several counter-thrusts there. Once a dozen German' tanks In- filarated into the village, but were cleared out after running into in- ttnse fire from anti-tank guns and Vickers machlneguns. One Nazi as- sault before dawn was made with 'tanks followe'd'' by German' infan- trymen "shouting their heads a.field dispatch said. Canadians dug into improvised trenches and also, utilizing captured German positions, some of which are 20 to 30 feet un- derground, broke up that storming wave. British troops on the Cana- dian flank also were locked In a swaying vicious fight on between Baron and Es- quay, five miles south of Carpl- quet. Gen. Dwight D.1 Elsenhower watched the furious battle for La Haye on the Fourth of July and re- turned to England yesterday after conferring with Allied field com- manders. In his fighter plane flight over La Haye he was piloted by Brig. Gen. Elwood Rquesada, U. S. Ninth Air force fighter commander. The fall of la Haye, regarded as imminent, is expected to force the Germans into a five-mile retreat toward Lessay. A front dispatch from Associated Press Correspond- ent Don Whitehead said American troops broke into the city on the northern side while other units were engaged" in an unevcloping movement from the east and west, thereby avoiding two costly a frontal ittack. An Allied communique Issued at p. m., and trailing by some hours the actual events in the field, iold of the capture of St. Nicholas de Pierre, three miles northwest of la Haye, and Neufmesnil, one and a half miles north of the German hinge town. "Resistance is strong and the inemy Is well-positioned ou high the bulletin said of the attack on the western side of. the Cherbourg peninsula. "In the Caen area the enemy is counter-attacking strongly, our position at Carplquet remains firm." Dispatches direct from the Caen 'rent said the Germans were using .heir Nebelwerfers, multi-barrelled rocket mortars. Their big, wailing irojectiles rained down 'On Carpl- quet in spurts at 10-minutc Intcr- 'als all afternoon. Larger German ;uns also were trying to break the Canadian grip on the key village. A total of 58 cities, towns and vll- ages have been liberated In France at the end of 'he first month of the nvasion, headquarters announced. The big prize of course was Cher- bourg, 25 miles north of cmbattered La Haye, and U. S. engineers were working swiftly there to convert the port Into giant supply base. Word that the Americans had crashed hito La Ilayc reached headquarters at p m. a. m., C. W. and the feroc- ity of German resistance was in- dicated by the fact that the rail- way station, only 300 yards from the heart of La Haye, had been taken as early as 9 a, m. U was a gnielllttK struggle In which bayonets and tmiaclcs were freely employed. Fighting raged on tv 20-mile front from Cnrcntan westward through La Haye to the coast, as the Americans freed 17 villages In the last 24 hours In advances of one- Hear THREAI10 REICH THROWS HIRER INTO MAJOR ACT GEN. BRADLEY OPENS FOURTH Gen. Omar N. Bradley, commander of American ground forces in France, pulls the lanyard of a "LonR Tom" 155 mm. gun at noon to commemorate the Fourth of July opening of a heavy barrage on German forces in France, (AP Wire photo from Signal Corps Hardest Fight Since Anzio Facing Yanks By JOHN F. CHESTER ROME, July troops have fought dog- gedly forward to within less than 13 airline miles of the big Italian w.est coast port of Livorono (Leghorn) and are en- gaged in the preliminaries of what may prove their hardest battle since the Anzio beachhead, Allied headquarters an- State Palomino Here During Fair The stale and national Palomin Horse Breeders associations hay to hold an official Palomin- how In Abilene during the revived West Texas Fair Sept. 1-9. That was the information relaye by C. E. (Docl Botkh ocal Palomino breeder who wa 'lected a director of the America: 'alomino Horse association at th- ninual meeting In Mineral Wells Tuesday night. Dr. M. T. Hamsei if Abilene was re-elected director tf the state organization, with al" ifficers being re-elected for an- fther year. DOC BOTKIN As president of the fair associa tion, Ramsey extended the invita- tion to breeders, in session at Min- eral Wells, to come here and they accepted with enthusiasm. And Abilenlans came home more than n little worried about whether they could match the hospitality display- ed by Mineral Wells folk for the event there. At conclusion of the final show Tuesday nlf.ic. Smith Mowinckle of San Antonio, heavy money win- ners, gave the association a check for ui be added to the prem- ium list for the fall show here, ac- cording to Botkln. The also voted a substantial list and both monies will be added to the premium list of the fair as- socliition. It was such ads Rs Hint ol Smith S: Mowinckle that caused local folk to believe the show here probably would be one of the greatest staged locally. In the meeting of national direc- tors, Howard B. Cox of San Angela was elected president and Dr. II. A. Zappe of Mineral Wells was re- named secretary-treasurer. In appreciation (or what he has done for the Palomino horse u.s set- retnry-tri'nsjjRT of the stiitc and na- tional nsKocintion, members present- ed Dr. Zappc with H Swot) silver mounted swldlc. Botkln mid. In the regular Palomino show in i See PALOMINO, PC. 14, Col. 8 nounced today. Frontline reports showed the Germans were dug in on high ground running about 35 miles on the coast through Rosignano and Volterra to Casole d'Elsa, which is about 15 miles west of newly-cap- tured Siena. Violent fighting was In progress along almost the entire length of this new enemy defense line, partic- ularly around Rosignano, which sits astride the coastal highway to Uv- orno. Heavy Nazi guns emplacfid on heights dominating noslgna.no were throwing a deadly fire into advancing Yank armor and in- fatry', which was reported to Inive reached the outskirts of the fort- ress-town, CaSolc upon which American troops made six at- tacks JUoiida.Y, was the scene of bitter house-to-house fighting as H changed hands several times. Headquarters warned that only progress could be expected from here on in the push to Livorno, adding that the port itself is de- fended by thick concrete pillboxes, extensive mine fields and barber! wire. Reconnaissance report; .aid the city would be "defended wltn stubbornness." British Eighth Army troops In the center recorded yesterday's biggest pains as they occupied Castlgllon and Fiorcntlno and drove within less than five miles ol the import- ant Tuscan city of Arezzo on Ihn main road to Florence. Five tmvr.s on the lateral Arczzo-Siena high- way Alo fell to Eighth Army units, which were reported "forcing the enemy relentlessly back to the Plcn- Rimlnl line." Unsettled weather hampered Al- lied nir activity over (lie battle zonr, but up to 500 American heavy bomb- ers attack rail and oi; tnrgels at Brasov ami Pitcstl in Romania. bomber gunners and escorting fight- ers knocked down 14 German inter- ceptors. Five Allied craft were lost in all operations. Johnson Ups Kill the vast, flaming front with losses in killed and captured to- taling more than by Mos- cow's Incomplete tally. Any decision by Hitler to drain the fatherland and those spaces it still feeds upon of last reserves doubtless was hasten- ed by the the accomplished the fresh Soviet drive In the Kowel area. Moscow remained silent toward the German announcement that Kowcl, 175 miles southeast of War- saw, had been evacuated, but it has been customary in the past for the Russians to withhold any an- nouncement of new campaigns un- til they arc fully .launched. The early morning supplement to the Soviet communique said the Germans had thrown In reinforce- ments on some sectors of the cen- tral front and had fought savage defensive battles west of Minsk. These were as fruitless as (heir kiltlei earlier In the 13- ilay-olil Soviet drive, however, anil Moscow said enormous losses had been Inflicted on the Germans In the lasl two days. Besides advancing along the Minsk-Wilno railway in the drive that captured MoloUeczno and the railway town of Smmgonle, 21 miles beyond, Red troops also smashed 26 miles west and north- west from Minsk and took Volma and Rakov. Premier Stalin personally an- nounced the capture of the rail center of Molodcczno, 40 miles northwest of the White Russian capital of Minsk, and the subse- quent Soviet communique said that this same drive by Gen. Ivan Chernlakhovsky's Third White Rus- sian army also had taken Smor- gonic. By RUSSELL C. LANDSTROM LONDON, Thursday, July overwhelming Soviet forces hsagcd toward the Baltics and East Prussia al- most at will, slaughtering German defenders and capturing towns in incredible numbers, the Moscow radio broadcast early today a report from Stockholm that Adolf Hitler had Just reached a decision to throw all his reserves into tha gigantic struggle on the eastern front. The radio report said "an extraordinary meeting has just been held at Hitler's headquarters. Col. Gen. Kuit Zeitzler, chief of the German general staff, and Col. Gen Ernest Von Busch, commander in chief of the eastern front, were present. "Zietzler said the German army was faced with superior-, ity it could not equal and Hitler was said to have ordered that all reserves were to be flung into the battle at once to stop the Soviet advance." If the report of the Nazi de- cision is true it means that the highest German military au thorities have arrived at the point of view expressed in nu- merous Berlin broadcasts within recent the "war's center of gravity is now in the east." The presence of Von Busch at the council of war would under- score the urgency of the demand for further reinforcements in the cast to avert complete disaster, conceivably a break-through to the Reich itself. Already his armies are strewn Blaze Traps 40fo75Men In Ohio Mine BELLAIRE, Ohio, July unknown nurnbeq of estimat- ed from 40 to impris- oned today by a fire in the Powhalan mine, and nine hours later an official of the United Mine Workers ex- pressed doubt that any would be rescued alive. r'I do not think they will find one of them said Adolph Facifico, vice president of District 6 of tha U. M. W. "There Is no way to get; to them from the back of the shaft! without forcing carbon monoxida gas Into the chamber where they are." The men were trapped four miles from the main entrance of the shaft, Ohio's when falling slate struck a trolley wira nt 12 noon (CWTI. Fires were re- ported to have sprung up at threa entries. The number of men in the block- ed section was placed at 75 b? Deputy Sheriff W. S. McLaughlin of Belmont county and Henry Ady ol! Clarfngton, a member of the rcscua crew. However, Matthew Stiecker, per- sonnel manager for the Powhatarj Mining Company which operates the shaft 15 miles south of here, saift he believed "between 40 and 50'' were entombed. Roland Moyes, a Wheeling, W. Va., newspaper man. said he had] been forbidden by company repre- sentatives to talk with rescue work- ers. A press office was set up by the company to clear information. Molmlcr7.no fell to tlir mass- ed assault of large Russian tank formations, cavalry and Infantry after two 'lays of fierce 'fifhlinE in the streets and from house to house. Other Russian troops, however, already were much farther west- ward-some reports said within 30 miles of Wllno and also were striking within a few miles of the Baltic states of Latvia and Lithu- ania on the north and Barar.0- wlcze In Old Poland on the south' sector of the central front. Berkeley Soldier's Bride Dies in Crash A United Press story received liere lust night stated that a camp Barkeley soldier, Sgt. Remon Inno- centi, and his bride of M-days, IWAC Sgt. Stella Dunn Innocentl, I were in an automobile accident near Clarksville, Tenn., which re-' suited In the death of Mrs. Inno- centl. The couple had been married June 21 and were on their honey- moon when their car was side- Washington Favors Seating Pro-FDRs SAN ANTONIO. July Leaders ol the Texas Democratic convention, supporters of a _r_ .fourth term, have been assured by LONDON, July 5- national party officials in Washlns- Commander J. E. (Johnny) John- ton that their delegates will be at the national convention in Chicago, July 19, Woodville Rogers, am Antonio attorney and secretary of the fourth-term organ- ization, said today. son, an Englishman leading a Cana- dian spitfire squadron, shot down two German planes today over the Normandy bntllcfront and brought nls In (lie 35. BABIES SAVED AS ROBOTS HIT ENGLISH HOSPITAL: NURSE DIES swiped by another machine. Mrs. Innocentl was stationed at Fort Ga. The locator at Camp Barkeley, however, lias no record of Ser- geant Innnccntl being stationed Camp Barkeley. Clerks Elect HOUSTON. July m G. Slreifiler of San Antonio was elect- ed president cf the Texas Federa- tion of Post Office Clerks at the annual convention today. Other new officers included J. D. Copeland of Austin, second vice president; A. R. Harper .of Lub- bnck, fourth vice president; C. J. Adnnthwaite of Port Arthur, fifth vice president; A. W. Wilder of. Corpus Christl, sixth vice presi- dent; Fred O. Brooks of Corsl- cana, eighth vice president; Vii- glnia Craver of Austin, secretary. LONDON, July 5. of babies were car.'icrl to safety tn ilcht by nurses when i flying bnnib truck a hospital In southern Ens- and tcs the Germans' blind attacks were stepped uj1 on the eve of 'rime Minister Churchill's nppenr- incc In Commons to make a promis- ed, statement on the robots. All of the babies were saved and he casualties were small with only me nurse. LfikT n second hnspUnl was rtam- igcd. A wainnii nurse was killed n Iho nmUM-nlly ward. The bomb anclcd In iin imoccuplril of he hospital but the blast broke vlndows and smashed walls hroughout the building. A nrm- ber of were cut by llyinK glass. Famous jjilots, who p.iriiclpalrd in the battle of Britain, now ate taking a leading part In the flgtu against ihe flying bombs. It was disclosed tonight. They are led by Air Marshal lioderlc Hill, com- manding the entire defense scheme against tlw Robots, who took to the nir himself today for the second lime and joined n fighter patrol. Fighter pl'.ol.s reported they wore very tluving the diiy in destroying buzz-bombs over wide areas. A. Salomon, one o( Bltrnln'f, Iwst known film directors, wns kill- ed by one of the robots, It MS learned. The Weather I'. 5. DErARTMKNT OF COMMERCE 1VCAT1IRR nilREAU AMI.KXK AXn VICINITY: 1'trtiy drtitdy Thursday and Friday. TEXAS: Partly cloudy Thun- ifay am! Frld'.y, .imltfrf d afternoon ihtmdrrahnwrrr In the Panhandle and El Pain ITMS. CAST TKXA.f: Parllr rtaady dtty anct Tridhv: .Tattered afternoon, (hundrrOinncr-. In soutli portion ThurMUy and fatt and south portions I'rldiy. "EM PER ATt: RES Hit Hlch Hi! trmrrn r.rt lo HiRh r.nd 73. l nirliC thli mnrnlnf: aunaet (OJIlfM: U'   

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