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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Derail Quota Series E Series E Sales to Date "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES.'-Byron VOL. LXIV, NO. 32 A TEXAS NEWSPAPIH ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1944 PAGES Associated Prea Prta (V.P.I PRICE FIVE CENTS Reds Gain 31 Miles on 125-Mile Front; Lwow 22 Miles Away riiish Canadians Cross Orne Race on to Encircle Germans Near Baltic LONDON, Wednesday, July armies of the jouth in a powerful new offensive have cracked strong Ger- flian defenses around the great bastion of Lwow in old Poland for three-day gains of 31 miles on a 125-mile and reached the Bug river within five miles of the frontier from which the Germans attacked the Soviet union, Moscow an- nounced last night. Ripping through tottering German lines defending the direct invasion routes to central Germany, the Soviet first Ukraine army was within 22 miles or Lwow, one of the biggest rail terminals in Europe, Premier-Marshal Stalin said in an order of the day. the far north, other Rus- sian troops had smashed eight miles into Latvia with the cap- ture of Pitovka, and were rac- ing toward the Baltic sea in f effort io throw a great ose around hundreds of thousands of German troops. In the center of the Russian front, which now has been ex- panded to 550 miles, other Russian armies yesterday plunged to with- 9 nine miles of Brest Liiovsk and within 22 miles of Bialystok, strongholds defending the plains leading to Warsaw. The Russians seized Orrielinka, nine miles above Brest I.itovsk, and 22 miles northeast of Kalystok, In an onrush which has carried Suviet troops to a point only about 100 miles from Warsaw, Po- lish capital which fall to the Ger- mans in September, 1939. if, A midnight bulletin said the 'Russians fouEht groups of 190 and 201) German tanks before piercing Lwow's oilier fortifi- cations. Hundreds of these tanks were smashed along with 100 enemy trucks and 100 artillery iipieces. Soviet fighters shot down 128 German aircraft, In- complete official reports said. More than Germans were' killed on the northern sector dur- ing the day, and were killed la the strike at Brest Litovsk, the ftlletln said. In addition to the penetration within-nine miles of Brest Litovsk on the north, an- other Soviet group toppled the Zhabinka rail junction, 14 miles northeast of the stronghold. Ivan S. Konev, whose Ukraine army last spring smashed into Romania, is direct- ing the first army, the order of the day disclosed. He has replaced Mar- sha! Gregory K. Zhukov, who last March had taken command In the. ifca after the illness and subse- quent death of Gen. Nikaloi Vatu- tin. Tojo Removed As Jap Army Commandant By RAY CRONIN Associated Press War Editor The Tokyo radio blared about Japan's "great national crisis" and her "unprecedent- edly grave war situation" yes- terday as another drastic change in the Nippon high command, the second in as many daySi'was announced. Premier. Tojo in person told the people of Japan of the war crisife facing the empire as Chinese forces launched new drives on the Asiatic continent and the U. S. Navy reported continuation of re- lentless sea and air smashes others of the The German serious, Berlin acknowledged. condition was commentators Lt. Gen. Kurt Dittmar, ace Ger- man military analyst, said Ger- many would have to mobilize "even the last resources and energies" in nn effort to stop the Soviet avnl- nTiclie. the north live other Russian armies swept onward through 350 more towns and villages. They were menacing German East Prussia's "Suwalki triangle" taken from Po- land In 1939, and Soviet Yak fighter rimes were strafting East Prussia. Series E Sales Near Million Mark Taylor county's Series E bond sales for the Fifth War Loan drive ncarcd the million dollar mark last possibly surpassed that figure Revised figures released by "gckct'o Shcltnn for the county InrouBh Saturday, plus sales at the two banks in Abilene this week brought the total to The county quota Is Truman Gains As Darkhorse Of Democrats CHICAGO, July sudden surge of support for Senator Harry Truman of Missouri placed him tonight in the top flight of compro- mise possibilities for the Dem- ocratic vice presidential nom- ination. "It's a exclaimed Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico. "Harry Truman is going to be nominated." Apparently the shift toward him originated partially with the CIO Heretofore the big labor organiza- ST. LOUIS, July Post Dispatch tonight said it had learned that President Roosevelt is prepared to an- nounce, at the proper time, that he will be pleased to run with Senator Harry Truman of Mis- souri as vice president. tion has given unswerving fealty to the renomination aspirations of vice president Henry A. Wallace, and so far as public statements were concerned it continued to do so. Asked about reports that they were looking favorably upon Tru- man as a second choice, CIO Pres- ident Philip Murray and Sidney Hillman, political action chairman, told newsmen: "We're for Wallace." But some'of Wallace'sistrengtfl seemed to bo'-untting away after President Roosevelt gave a weak CHICAGO, July worry about a vice presidential candidate plaguing delegates to the Democratic national con- vention would all be over If they'd pay attention to Bascom Timmons, veteran Washington newspaper correspondent. The lanky, 54-year-old Texan came up from Amarillo to the nation's his own campaign for the second, place position, on the party ticket into high sear today when he took the reins and drove up Michigan boulevard in an old- time tally-ho packed with Tim- mons boosters. GENERAL TJMEZU The Weather II S. nui'AKTMKNT OF rOMMKRCJi Aiui.r.xi: AND viriMTV: rloiitlv late nllrrnonn iSanilfrnhiiwrin UVilnf siUy. Nnl nnlle Thursday partly rliniily. wrST TF.XAS: I'nrtly clfnidy with wilMy srallrrrd lair altf.rnoon Ihi.ndrrshowrM H'cctntsday and T'hur..- "rXsT TliXAS: I'srtly rlniiily. mllrrril lal' all'rnnnn Ihiinilrrtliiin- ,rv rvcrpt In pnr- Nnt quite
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