Abilene Reporter News, July 13, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Over.il Quota E Quota.......f Series E Sales Wednesday Series E Sales to Date Wait gftflrne MDHJVIJVG "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ..VOL. LXIV, NO. 26 A TIXAS NIWSPAPa ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1944 PAGES Associated Prat Many German Escaped German Prisoners Give Up at Winters German prisoners of war Nos. 19 and 20 to escape from Gamp Bark- ciey since December were back in the camp compound last night, aft- er being at large in south Taylor and north Runnels counties for 48 hours. Hunger admittedly cut short their bid for freedom which began be- tween a routine guard check at 1 and p.-in. Monday on the F. O. Graham farm one mile west of Guion, where they were employed work detail. They surrender- ed at about tiie same hour Wed- nesday to a Mr. McNiel, whose initials county and federal officers did not learn, on his farm five miles west of Winters. Prisoners were Willie Freu.ii, 21, who said he was from Berlin and was captured in Sicily; and Helmut LIttmann, 24, Potsdam, who was taken prisoner in North Africa. Sheriff W. T. McQuary, Deputy J.-E.'Oreeley arid two Federal Bu- reau of Investigation agents re- turned the pair to the sheriffs of- fice, where they later were releas- ed to prisoner of war officers aft- er being .questioned by the federal agents. McQuary related that McNeil took the prisoners to Winters after they surrendered, and that Con- stable Doc Carroll of Winters tele- phoned him and the FBI agents to take them in custody. Although able to use only a few English words Indicated to McQuary that they be- came hungry wiillc hiding In an out-house on the McNeil farm and decided to give themselves up. They were still wearing their PW uni- forms whon they surrendered. As news of their re-capture spread throuph the courthouse, a crowd formed quickly at. the sheriff's of- cicnt St. Lo. prisoners were stupefied by the barrage from hundreds of big guns .as the Americans steadily folded back the German western lines while British and Cana- dians blunted repeated Ger- man counter-thrusts in the Caen sector. Some 200 trapped Germans wera wiped out north of St. Lo. (German broadcasts of reports from front line Nazi correspondents termed the Allied barrage the heav- iest ever encountered, and ..said grinding down of German rear con- centrations and communications .by both artillery and Allied air power presented "a strategy utterly new in the history of General Eisenhower's p. m. communique last night said "steady Allied pressure in all main areas of activity continued to force ths enemy slowly back. Allied gataa have been small but widespread and the enemy suffered consider- able losses In abortive counterat- tacks, In one German counterattack northwest of imperilled St. to the Nazis lost 20 tanks Tues- day, and airmen on ihat day destroyed or damaged 31 of Marshal' Envin Rommel's hoard- ed armor. The Allied communl-- quo said more than 40 German tanks were'.knocked out by ground acilon alone Tuesday. Allied airmen raked German transports, supply facilities, and troops all the way from Brussels in Belgium to Bordeaux in southern France despite weather which pre- vented full employment of the Al- lied air armadas. The Americans .moving on St. Lo made their biggest strides dur- ing the day east of the fortress city, which is a seven-way road junction. St. Andre-De L'Epine, a German stronghold three miles northeast of St. Lo and just north of the St. Lo-Bayeux road was captured as the troops went on nnd spread their assault lines in Ihc fields below the spires of an- fice in nn unsuccessful attempt to glimpse the captives. That, crowd. Jiou'crcr. did not compare with an estimated 200 per- sons who milled around thn .small lull house in which the pair was leld at Winters. One of the agents, 'irst to reach Winters, reported tiiat le had to fight his throucli .lie throng to rench (he jail. He said the crowd wns not excited, but curious to sre Ihr Preu.s.s nnd Littmann mnrip the ifth break by Camp Bnrkcley irisoncrs since Drcr-mliT. All es- capees, totaling 20, have brrn rn- Turkey Purchases For Army Starts AUSTIN, July gov- ernment begins July 17 the purchase of turkeys for the armed forces and until requirements for Thanksgiving, Clirl.sl.miu nnd Nciv Year's tlc.y din- ners are met civilians will not gt-l flio birfls. Clnudp B. Ilntlscs, acting district reprr.sdUn.llvc for the War Food nrimlnlstmtlon.s' office of distrlbu- i here saltl requlrominta likely will exceed pounds. Gas, Oil Supplies Increase in Week NEW YORK, July line supplies and stocks of light and heavy fuel oils increased in the week ended July 8. thn American Petroleum in.stivute roportrd todny. The village of Le Calvatrc, threft nnd one half miles rnst of St. Lo on the rond to Bnycux, also was cnpturpG', ns well as St. Pierre-De- Scmilly, three miles from St. Lo and 800 yards south of the Bayeux road. 11 miles northwest of St. Lo Americans captured most of the village of Andre De Bohon, five miles s-iil.h of Carcntan, nnd also pushed closer to Periers as they forced an outright, withdrawal of German lines around on the west const. German lank losses mounted to Ifil. These were all destroyed in tiie last frw (lays by the Allies, but officers at Gen. Sir Bernard U .Montgomery's head- quarters warned that Marshal Kommci's armored units still were formidable. But the Gel-mans themselves acknowledged nnnther p 1 a nned withdrawal" between Periers and Lessny, west of St. Lo. RESCUED AFTER BUZZ BOMB Emery Barefoot of Viennn, Oa., is attended by Nurse Lt. Yolnndo Currniio of New York City nt n hospital in Kngliiml nftcr His rescue from iinilcr lichris caused by a Grrmnn bomb, Barefoot wns buried nlivc for four days, during which time be ntr. plaster nnd tried (o did bis way out willi a fork. snici four days seemed "just n few hours." Wircphoto from Signal Corps ;