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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Overall Quota E Quota Scries E Sales to Date 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXIV, NO. 34 A TEXAS NEWSPAPStt ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1944 PAGES Associate! Proa (API Vnitet Preu (V.P.I fRICK FIVE CENTS Elect Inexperienced, Immature or Planners for Security-Roosevelt Report World Peace Within Four Years Forecast WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AT A PACIFIC COAST NAVAL BASE, July Roosevelt tjhight accepted H precedent-smashing fourth-term nomina- .tion for president with the prediction that another four years will find the world at permanent peace and declared: "New hands will'thcn have full opportunity to realize the .Ideals which we seek." Z) Mr. Roosevelt made no personal (mention of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, his Republican opponent, but lie said the voters this fall have the choice of turning the government over to "inexperienced and immature bands" or continuing in office those who already are planning a permanent world peace ffd security. The President said his fourth term decision "is based solely on a sense of obligation to serve if called upon to do so by the people of the United States." He spoke from the presidential train stationed deep inside a Paci- fic naval base, which he reached All But 90 Convention Votes to FDR CHICAGO STADIUM, July Democratic legions handed a fourth presidential nomi- nation tonight to Franklin Delano KJosevelt, its leader through eisht years of peace and tiiree oi war. It had become almos't a habit with them. Only one ballot was nuces- Tlie vote was: For Roosevelt Virginia's anti-New Deal sen- CHICAGO, -July as Democrats who look a walk on the national convention to- night we.'C (old thai 3S electors Beamed by the regular state con- 'f cntion can vote for Sen. Harpy F Byrd for president Jo satisfy the, demands of the session which nominated them. ator, Harry P. Byvcl, 89. For James A. Farley, who engin- Afed two elections for the chief executive but balked at a third term, Byrd support came largely from the soxreh, where dissatisfied Dixie delegates had objected to of the convention's actions. The pro-Rooscvclt dclcsat-on from TcXas, ..iven Half the stale's 48 voles when scaled, voted nil 21 Roosevelt on Ihe roil call of slates. The (fcurlh term led froup cast 1- liooscvclt and 12 for By.d. Still undecided was the choice of after a six-day trip across the coun- try. He said he was at the base "in LI.e performance of my duties under the constitution" and declared: "The war waits for no elections, must be marie plans must be laid strategy must be carried out "They do not concern merely-a party or group. They will nffect the daily lives of Americans for generations to come." Mr. Kbosevelt outlined tlie ad- ministration's post-war aims to join the Unilul -States in an in- ternational organization, em- powered to use military might of participating nations lo keep the future peace. Also being planned, he said, arc the blue- prints for a domestic, economy to provide "cmployinenl de- cent slandards of living for all "The people of (he United Stater, will decide this fall whether they wish to turn over this 1944 this world-wide job to inexper- ienced and immature the president said, "to those who oppos- ed lend lease and international co- operation against the forces of ag- gression and tyranny until they could read the polls of popular sen- timent; or whether they wish to leave it to those who saw the danger from abroad, who met it heacion. and wiio now have ssized the offensive and carried the war to its present running mate to clltcr tnp nrclia I stases of success, to those who by vith Roosevelt agair.s1 the Dswty- international conferences and united i 'ker Republican ticket. actions have begun to build that Ciice-President H'-.iry A. Wallace kind of common understanding and nd Senator liarry Truman of cooperative experience which will and Se Missouri, rode by turns an ebb and flow of a swirling, unpredictable vice-presidential ti Sic'' in the running, too, was Majority Leader Alben Revo NOMINEE FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PROBABLE HARRY S. TRUMAN On Paris Road be come." "They will also decide this necessary in the world to fall whether they will entrust the task of post-war reconversion to those jJf-Wey of Kentucky, whose thun- who offered Ihe veterans of the dering voice earlier had placed Mr., last war breadlines nnd applc-scll- Roosevclt's own name in nomina- ing who finally led the Amor- tion in a moment of unprecedented convention drama. 11932; people down to the abyss of or whether they will leave SUPREME HEADQUARTERS AL- LIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, Friday. July 21 British tanks and infantry smashed intn the ene- my stronghold of Troarn and threatened to cut- it off from the south last night at the height of vicious, fluid fighting that has maulad five of 13 German divi- sions blocking the road to Paris. In the northernmost of three drives aimed at the heart of Frane.e, .lie British first .seized the railway station of Troarn, eight miles east of Caen, and an infantry column struck out for St. Pair and high ground loss than a mile south of Troarn. The British beat iff lolin- and relentlessly press- ed the Germans back against the tidal marshes of the Dives river, which tlie enemy has flooded tn Muck the coastal roule to the great part of Le Havre. A second column pounded straight down the road to Paris and hauled up just short of Vimont. eight miles southeast of the Orne river break- through which punctuated the open- ins of the British offensive three days i FDR TALK CLIMAXES TRIP SECRETLY ACROSS NATION WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AT A PACIFIC COAST NAVAL BASE, July Roose- velt's 'fourth-term nomination acceptance to the tonight from a" Pacific coast naval a cross-country trip so sjirouried in war-time secrecy that only a handful of the people who glimpsed the presidential train could guess the identity of its occupant. For the president, to stand upon, i it to those who rescued American n adopted a platform pigging that the United States should join an association of sov- ereign nations empowered to use armed force, if need to preserve the future security of the world. Vhonsands and thousands of .Wnocrats packe'. Chicago's tre- mendous stadium to ear Baiklcy1- nominating address. At the end i there was bedlam. KRBC Broadcasts Election Returns iere was bedlam. P II h uon t tail Paper business, agriculture, industry, fl- Scc ACCEPTANCE, l'K. 2, Col. vet for a rollicking, old- Sec Convention, 1'g. 2 Col. IS Hero, on its left, tanks and Infan- try knocked the enemy out of Fre- nouville and were assaulting stoutest German position in the en- tire area, an anti-tank screen six and a half miles southeast of Caen, on a two am! one-half mile front. The third column, spearheaded by Canadians, drove due south of Caen and captured tlie railway town of nourseubus. five miles south of Caen, after biltcr street fight ing the midnight supreme headquarters communique said. Tile villace of Soldiers wa.s overrun en route. Cien. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery protected the right flank of this Jobs for Vets Talked at Meet Approximately 40 representatives of Abilene civic clubs, civil service, Arrnj', American Legion nnd (lie Veterans of Foregn Wars met Thursday night nt the United States Employment Service office to hear Thomas W. 'Soling, regional veteran federal employment repre- sentative of Dallas, disusr, (lie em- ployment problem of. the returning servicemen. Introduced by O. H. Rodden, man- ager of the local USES, Saline stressed Ihe fact that the place- ment of veterans !n Federal Jobs and ihc demobilization of war ccr- vice appointees are mapor activities Some thought it was Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, the Republican choice to contest a fourth term. The president himself spent most of the six-day trip through 1C states resting nnd working on the spt'ech or official business. He was in contact- with W a s h i ngton throughout. Only once did a hint nf the developing presidential ram- touch the Sat- urday in Chirafrn when Demo- cratic N.tlional Chairman Kob- rrt K. llannegaii walked across the tracks to board the special as it rested on a siding for a service stop. He stayer! only a few minutes and said nothing to reporters as he left. It was later that day. however, that Hannegan predicted the presi- dent would express his own views about a vice presidential runni..; Reds Smash 36 Miles to Centra! Bug LONDON, July Rus- slEin troops smashing 32 miles through tottering German lines in the eighth major offensive in 28 days readied the neutral Bug river tonight only SO miles from the big mil city of Lublin in the heart of Poland, find in I lie north other Bomb Burns Attackers Shot Down LONDON, Friday, July Hitler, burned and bruised by a bomb explosion, told the world today that a group of German army officers attempted to assassinate him Thursday to prepare for surrender "as in but asserted the conspiracy liad been nipped by speedy, ruthless action. Shortly afterward it was announced officially that "the ringleaders either have been shot or committed suicide.'' Among those executed, it said, was the man accused by, Hitler of planting the Count Vmi Staiiffenberg. Hitler called it the work of "a small clique of stupid but implied strongly that it was actually a wide- open split in the German army and he outlined a broad and ruthless program to put down the incipient revolt. He appointed Heinrich Himmler, chief of the dreaded geslapo, to be commandcr-in-chief of the home front tq exterminate all opposition and declared: "I order that no military authority, no leader of any unit, no soldier in the field, is to obey any order emanat- ing from these usurpers. "I also order that it is every- one's duty to if they resist, to kill on anyone issuing or handing out such orders." How Kiicli an apparently exten- sive conspiracy could be broken up in such shorl order as the subse- quent German radio lumounce- ment. claimed was not fit nil clPnr (The secret German language Roosevelt Keynote of Demo Planks Soviet, forces were from only a two- German East hour march Prussia. Red a rmy t roops for the first time in the war appeared ready lo burst onto the soil of Germany proper- in East PIUSMH, where a Moscow dispatch wild "a serious panic" hnri developed. of thr new front, which exploded west of Kowel, other fly- ing Knsr.ian columns broke into the plains beyond by-parsed Lwow and captured ihe rail Junction of Raw.-, lUtska, only miles from German fiJJe.shi nnrf but 83 milus from the last natural German de- fense line along the Wislii
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