Abilene Reporter News, July 23, 1944

Abilene Reporter News

July 23, 1944

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 23, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE (^crall Quota ...... $3,805,000.00 Scries E Quota  $1,255,000.00 Series E Sales to Date $1,111,992.7a Che Abilene Reporter -lottos SUNDAY 'VOL. LXIV, NO. 36 A TEXAS 2~Uf NEWSPAPER WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE I O FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES/-Byron ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 23, 1944-THIRTY-FOUR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Preu (API united Preu (U P.,PRICE FIVE CENTS Russell Leads Four of Five Taylor County G arrett ^aces In lightest balloting In at It MILBURN LONG. Wins Promotion from District bench to Associate Justice of lith Court of f|    Civil Appeals Milburn S. Long, judge of the 42d district court the past 17 years, yesterday, apparently unseated O. Sam Russell of Stephenville, seeking reelection for the 17th congressional district, was leading his three opponents at midnight with returns from the 12 counties incomplete. Clyde Garrett of Eastland stood second with 9,228 votes to Russell's 13,560. Bob Wagstaff of Abilene was third with 7,840 and Joe E. Fitzgerald of Stephenville trailed with 4,658. Taylor county, with complete returns except for the Shelton-Webb and Stith boxes, gave Wagstaff 3,-549 ballots to 1,716 for Russell, 1,-468 for Garrett and 161 for Fitzgerald. Taylor and Callahan counties were the only two Wagstaff carried, according to the incomplete returns. Garrett carried only his home county of Eastland, but scattered strength put him in second slot. Russell led in the other counties. Votes by counties were: CALLAHAN, about IOO votes out, Garrett, 539; Russell, 444; Wagstaff, 929; and Fitzgerald, 297. COMANCHE, about 125 out, Garrett, 497; Russell, 1,213; Wagstaff, 298; and Fitzgerald,    1,091. ERATH, Garrett,    702;    Russell, 2,273; Wagstaff, 322; and Fitzgerald, 806. FISHER. Garrett,    411;    Russell, 967; Wagstaff, 277;    Fitzgerald. 59. EASTLAND. Garrett, 1,378; Russell, 597; Wagstaff, 175; Fitzgerald, 214. HAMILTON. Garrett, 266; Russell, 776; Wagstaff, 132; Fitzgerald, 303. JONES, some 110 votes out, Garrett, 867; Russeil. 1,124; Wagstaff, 966; and Fitzgerald, 495. NOLAN, few votes out, Garrett. 959; Russell. 1,322; Wagstaff, 536; Fitzgerald, 460. PALO PINTO, complete, Garrett, 792; Russell, 1,664; Wagstaff, 207; and Fitzgerald, 271. SHACKELFORD, Garrett, 306; Russell, 392; Wagstaff, 188; and Fitzgerald, 157. lightest balloting in at least IO years, Taylor county voters apparently had settled four of five contested races on basis of incomplete returns early Sunday. Despite the small turnout at polls, tabulators at some boxes were later than in many years in striking totals. Still unreported early this morning were results from the Shelton-Webb Motor company box and from Shep. Telephone lines to Shop were down as result of Saturday’s rains, and the election judge could not be contacted there. Yanks Ready to Hit Japan-Admiral King ONLY ONE RUN-OFF FOR STATE OFFICE DEVELOPS DALLAS, JULY 22—Returns to the Texas Election Bu-reau at 1:30 a. rn. from 181 out of 254 counties in the state, In returns from the 29 reported includin£? 38 C(trnplete, show the following totals for candi- nv8, Coke Stevenson. Not more dates in Saturday s Democratic primary election: boxes, Gov. Coke Stevenson. ----   .      _    .    „ than 900 votes were indicated to be    Governor—Carey 2,168; Cunningham 22,733; Ferguson in the two missing boxes, with the    Grimes    4,626; Jones 10,363; Mills 3,371; Minton 4,209; estimated county total at 7.500. That porttT 8,321; Stevenson 323,190. Lieut. Governor—Davis 32,968; Satterwhite 107,489; Smith 179,668; Turner 31,871. Attorney General—Erisman 60,011. Martin 134,257; Sellers 171,107. Supreme Court—Critz 130,442; Hubbard 31,441; Rowland 60.523; Simpson 86,553; Smiley 36,914. Criminal Appeals—Dickson 129,216; Hawkins 221,395. Comptroller— Butler 47,876; Shelton 42,675; Sheppard Lt. Ted Miles, formerl” of Stam- compared with a high of 8,292 in 192, 9.6400 in 1940, and 8.100 in 1938 and 1936. Cn basic of the nearly complete returns, winners without run-offs were Wiley Caffey, county judge; Mrs. Chester Hutcheson, clerk; W. T. McQuary, Shtriff; and John L. White, surveyor. Although enough votes still were out to change standings. C. O. (Pat ! , Patterson, incumbent, and Luther - j McMiUon, former deputy sheriff and county commissioners, appar- 215,396. ently were matched in a run-off for the tax assessor-collectors’ office. Patterson led with 3,179. Still within striking distance of McMillon’s 1,771 was G. P. Holland, former city tax collf etor with 1,318. F. E. Church, businessman., was elim- GOV. STI VANSON Given Record Majority for Second Tull Term. * * O •    . Agriculture—Arnold 47.975; Hunter 79,388; McDonald Instruction—McNutt 54,567; Rogers 74,285; Woods 216,- 997. ford but now on duty with the army j inated with 480. air forces in Louisiana,    was battling    In the three    man    race    for    judge, | Sen. Pat Bullock neck    and neck in    Caffey, local    attorney,    ran far a race for the senate from the 24th aheacj 0f his opponents. His total district, a contest that may not be in 2g boxes was 4.486 to 1,351 for settled until all votes    are in.    w "E Lessing    and    984    for    A. C. Early this morning,    on the basis    ; (Crockett I Kvle. of incomplete returns, Lieutenant McQuary, standing for a second Miles led Senator Bullock by a term, polled 4,479 to 2 607 for Sid three vote margin. Only two of the ; H McAdams, former sheriff who 12 counties were reported complete servTd three terms ending in 1942. early this morning. The vote then Although her lead was not con-was; Miles 13.559, Bullock 13,556. I elusive, Mrs. Chester Hutcheson, Lieutenant Miles did not come to Jerker, apparently had won the the district to make his sensational cierjt’S ’racP Her vote was 3.912. as bid represent this district in the compared with 1,942 for Mrs. Daisy state senate. His campaign was Par£erscm and 1,189 for Mrs. Kate handled by friends. He was represented as a young and successful business man, fully capable of representing the district in the state senate. Senator Bullock, whose home is in Colorado City, trailed in eight of the 12 counties. He has served one term in the state senate. Vote by counties was: Bullock Callahan ........... 861 C. Funderburk of Eastland, judge    SI I^HENS, complete, Ga net ti.-    Eastland ........... 789 of the lith circuit court of appeals    Russell,    1,0<2; Wags a f, 261,    ............ 345 and Fitzgerald, 344 DALLAS, July 22 -t/Pi— Veter an 16 years. On the basis of incomplete un- official returns from 21 OI the 23    Speaker Sam Rayburn and Hat counties. Judge Long polled 29.1o6 i    «;_________  i____> votes to 19.941 for Judge Funderburk. The lead was expected to [ow when additional returns were :eived. Missing were Knox and OSO "•I Borden counties and boxes in other counties. The incomplete returns showed by counties, with Funderburk figures first and Long second; •Baylor 528-944; Brown. 1,795-934; Callahan, 310-1.834; Coleman, 1,-155-1,759; Comanche. 1,474-894; Dawson, 744-1,348: Eastland, 1,794-437; Erath, 1,415-1.515; Haskell, I, ton Sumners appeared to be headed for victory over young opponents in their races for re-election to congress as returns at midnight mounted in their favor in the Texas Democratic primary. Rayburn had 13,980 votes to 10,737 for state Senator G. C. Morris of Greenville, his nearest opponent, with an estimated two-thirds of the vote in Rayburn’s fourth district tallied. Sumners total, with half the votes in the Fifth district accounted for. was 22.650 to 15,77 Haskell ............ 969 Jones ............ 1,301 Mitchell .......... 1.581 Nolan ............ 1.199 Scurry (complete .. 1.825 Shackelford ......».    408 Stephens ........... 992 Taylor ........... 3,033 Throckmorton (complete) ....... 253 Totals 13.556 026-1,516; Howard. 1,160 - 1,767; jfor Jud8e J- Frank WiLson of Dal Jones, 815-2,108; Mitchell. 699-851: la* Share-Car Clubs Must Be Formed For B and C Books #)lan, 1,000-2,005; Palo Pinto, 1.-516-475; Scurry, 884-1,078; Shackelford, 159-1,074; Stephens, 1,640-888; Stonewall, 437-494; Taylor, 437-5,-375; Throckmorton, 412-556. Close races developed in some of the 15 other congressional contests, John A. White was assured of another term as surveyor with 4,822 votes against 1,508 for his only opponent, J. L. Dellis. In commissioner races, Luther J. Webb, precinct I, and L R Fisher, precinct 4, were    re-elected.    L. A. (Lem) Dudley. Merkel, precinct 2. was formed into a run-off with Miles Houston Robertson, also of Merkel. .1.061 with enough votes in the Tuscola 981 box to change results. Flo\d Tate had a majority over three oppon-1.756 en£g for commissioner from precinct 2028 3. 122 precinct races stood as follows:    ( 8881 Commissioner,    precinct    I -Lu- 4351 ther J. Webb 3.893 and Harvey 584 Schmidt 749. 1.492    Commissioner,    precinct 2—Rob- 3-456 ertson 333; Dudley 398; and Oscar T. Jones 279. 88* Commissioner, precinct a—James B. Cox 32; Marks Waldrop 47; Leo 13.559 standard 42; and Tate 170. Commissioner,    precinct    4 Arthur Cleveland    185; L. R.    Fisher 406; and R. D. Shafer 39. Justice precinct 5 (Merkel1—N. D. Cobb 569 and Vernon B. Simpson 161. Constable precinct 2 (Tuscola) --(/Pi- J. W. Atkinson 33; Fayette White Thrusts by Jaos on Guam I Knocked Back By LEONARD MILLIMAN Associated Press War Writer While invading Yanks rolled over counter-attacking Japanese defending Guam's fine port. Adm. Ernest J. King announced last night (Saturday) at Pearl Harbor, after a dramatic visit to the Marianas, that his fleet now can and will strike Japan, the Philippines and the China coast. The commander of the U. S. fleet dlsckned he is conferring on future operations with Adm. Ches- (More War News on Page 6* LT. GOV. JOHN LEE SMITH Win* Second Term GROVER SELLERS f. Attorney General ('ARL HESLET appeared elected district attorney of the 42d judicial district on return of fye-Merkel Box First in at 7:16 w for the Tye-Merkel box, was the ^rst to report complete returns for ®s precinct to the Abilene Reporter-News last night. His call came at 7:16 p. rn. Balloting returns got off to a slower start than in the prior two WASHINGTON, July 22 The Office of Price Administration 115, and H. L. Greer 108 with the incumbent lagging the • formerly announced today that be-    ; No returns    were available    on    the most Rep. Richard Kleberg who had Sinning August I, ration boards will    ! justice race    in precinct 8    <Shep> 4,900 votes to 9,929 for Capt. John refuse to issue full supplemental    in which Eugene Crayton was    op- E. Lyle of Corpus Christi on in- gasoline rations for home-to-work    posing J. W.    Matthews, complete returns from the 14th dis- j driving by motorists who have not organized a full car club.    ~Rnffrr Forecast some weeks ago when viCOmery DU Tier the policy was adopted exneriment-    fn    I £ Points ally in the District of Columbia    TO    IO romTi the new national program Is in-1 WASHINGTON. July 22—/P) -tended to step up the efficiency of Price Administrator Chester Bowles car pooling, OPA said. RICHARD CRITZ Faces Runoff for second trrm on State Supreme Court trict. DISTRICT I (ll counties)—Returns from 7 counties, one complete: Beck 4,020, Mays 3,423, Pat-R. McCartney, election judge man 10,522. DISTRICT 2 (ll counties) — Returns from 5 counties, none complete: Combs 8,738, Wilson 114. DISTRICT 3 '8 counties* — Beck-worth 768, Martin 1,140, Meredith 7,025. DISTRICT 4 <7 counties) — Re- Models Tor Mew Cloth Allowed WILEY CAFFEY held a long lead late last night for county judge of Taylor County. ter W. Nimitz, commander of the Pacific fleet, after personally inspecting newly won Saipan, 126 miles north cf Guam. The disclosure followed the Issuance by Nimitt of a communique sa\in* Guam's invaders in the first 24 hours beat down enemy counterattacks and moved from their beachheads north and south of port Apra toward a junction behind the harbor. King, who also visited previously conquered bases in the Marshalls, pointed out that Guam and Saipan are roughly within 1,500 ^railes of Ji pan. the Fhillppims avid the China coast. Then he added: "One thousand five hundred miles is considered a fair operational radius for    the fleet.    That is    an Carl P Hulsey, Taylor county j opportunity of which we will take , full advantage. With that sweep judge, and Thomas E. Hayden Jr I-brough a 120-degree arc, the en-former Abilene mayor, went into a omy will be puzzled as to where we run-off Saturday for election as hit next." district attorney of    the 43d Judicial    Guam    the    third Marine di- j    vision swept    five    miles fr~m Asana district, comprising    Taylor, Shacked    ;    to pitlj at    thp    northem edge of ford and Callahan    counties.    the bay, and    swarmed out over half On basis    of Incomplete returns    of Cabras    Island    which for-**    the from all three counties. Hairy was    northern arm of    the    harbor. .setting the    pace in the race. with    ~    •    1    11 ™ 4.361 to 4,175 for Hayden, and 1,-625 for the third candidate, W E. Martin, Abilene attorney. Tile vote count was nearly complete in Taylor and Callahan counties, but tabulation had been completed in only three of Shackelford's IO boxes. Still out was the largest box in that county. Taylor gave Hulsey a margin over Hayden of more than 900 votes, but Hayden had an edge of approximately 700 over Hulsey in Callahan and Shackelford. Partial vote by counties follows: Taylor — Hayden 2,594, Hulsey 3,502, and Martin 879. Shackelford — Hayden 631, Hulsey 187. Martin 209. Callahan —. Hayden 950, Hulsey 672, and Martin 537. RedsAdvance, Florence Nigh, France Muddy WASHINGTON, July 72—{PP)— Industry received the go-ahead signal tonight to build models of postwar goods embodying new materials tonight ordered the ration value of and war(im„ improvements in de- Fisher Countian Killed in Crash Circus to Reopen first primaries. The Lisman box was    turns    from    7 counties,    none    com- Qrst in 1942, at 7:07, and Trent    in    olete.    Balch 377j Morris    9,769,    Ray- 1940 with the near-perfect mark of1 burn 11,570. 7:01. The latter box made that mark DISTRICT 5 (Dallas county) — perfect in the second primary    in    Davis    421,    Wilson 2,987, Sumners 1942, reporting promptly at 7,    as soon as the polls closed.    See    CONGRESS,    Pg.    8,    Col.    3 sign and technology. Under the plan, drivers who do not crearnf.ry butter increased to 16 have full ride sharing arrange- points a pound from 12 points, ef-ments will be given “B" or “C" sup- fective at 12.01 a. rn. Sunday, plementary rations for wily thirty I He said the hike was necessary days. During that period they will because "more creamery butter is be expected OPA stated, to re- bemg bought with red stamps at cruit their car clubs to full strength the present time than has been al-Exceptions will be made, it wa? located to civilians by the war food explained, if the drivers convinced administration." the local board that he cannot par- Farm and processed butter will    _f    PVneri- ticipate in a car pool and does not continue at eight and four red en a 1    '    •    .    nn<?«dble    for have alternative transportation. points a pound respectively. . mental models hasbeen possibl. for ^    1    more    than    two    years. SARASOTA, Fla.. July The Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey circus, whose big I top was destroyed by fire at Hart-GOLDSBORO, N. ( , July 22    ford, Conn , will reopen at Akron, ZP)—Second Lt. Merlin G. Rat- Ohio. Aug 4, Beverly Kelley The War Production board action cliff, 22, of Royston, Fisher coun- spokesman for the show, autumn-is effective at once. It is the second ty, Tex., was killed today when eed today. of Chairman Donald M. Nelson’s his plane crashed near the Sey- Announcement of the return to four orders hotly opposed by the mour Johnston Air Field here, the Hie road followed a general call armed services until last week’s com- public relations officer annotine- for full rehearsal at the Sarasota promise which delayed some of the ed.    I    winter headquarters on Monday, program In the case of such flatly forbid- HUMPHREY TO HOUSE THIRD TIME BY WIDE MAJORITY The Weather TEXAS ALMOST WITHOUT ANY GOT BY RUN-OFE iaJoe C. Humphrey, assistant prin-J|f*    -w- |>al of Abilene high school who has represented Taylor county in 1 the "exas legislature the past two years, was re-elected by a wide majority Saturday, defeating Ernest Waiter Wilson, local attorney. I .vtflcpresentative Humphrey h ad asked for a vote of confidence and was given more than a two to one margin with only two of 31 boxes unreported, three of These city boxes. The vote for 26 boxes was ^Humphrey 4,758, Wilson 1,99‘J Humphrey issued the following statement last night after his ro-election was assured: "I asked you, my friends, for a vote of confidence on the record I made for you in the state legislature. “Naturally, I appreciate the mandate you have given me to continue serving you. I am gratified to know that you also appreciate the type of campaign I I Conducted. '‘Since actions speak louder than words, I shall try through hard work and sincere effort to show you how deeply grateful I am for the respi nsibility you have placed upon Harley Sadler, veteran West Texas showman, was re-elected to the Texas legislature Saturday from the 117th district by a comfortable margin over Charlie Jones of Fisher county. Sadler was drafted to make the race after he had announced that he did not care to return to the legislature and made a rather active campaign. Incomplete returns from the three counties of Sadler’s district have the Sweetwater incumbent a lead of 3,384 to 2,169, and there were not enough votes out to change the final results. EASTLAND—Omar Burkett, incumbent, apparently is faced with a run-off against L. R Pearson for representative to the Texas legislature from the 107t.h district. W. B Starr ran a close third. Total vote In this race at 11:30 last night was; Burkett, 1,697, Pearson, 1,365, and Starr, 1,033. RUNOFF in 108TII | BRECKENRIDGE — Jesse H. Smith and Paul Counts will enter [ into a run-off for representative to the Texas legislature from the 108th I district. Smith held a slight lead of 2,316 to 2,203 late last night. Third man in the race, W. G. Hamilton, I trailed with 1,040 votes. Cecil N. Barnes of San Angelo, on ; the basis of incomplete unofficial returns, was elected to the legislature from the 91st district in yesterday’s election, defeating Burke T. Summers of Big Spring, 6,572 to 4,-! 822. Summers in the incumbent. Results from the counties showed: Glascock. Barnes 52, Summers 118; Howard. Barnes 585, Summers, 2602; Irion, Barnes 292, Summers. 1933; Ragen, Barnes 231, Summers, 158; Sterlin, Barnes 178, Summers, 173; Tom Greene, Barnes 4837, Sum-1 mers 2085. WEST TF V AS:    Partly cloudy and warmer with widely a< stirred late afternoon thundershower* Sunday. Monday parti' cloudy, scattered thunder-ahuW'cra in Panhandle EAST II'. AS. Partly cloudy with Mattered shower* and slightly warmer north and < enlral portion*. partly cloudy and continued warm ertrrme south portion Sunday. Monday partly cloudy and warm shower* in lower Rio r.randr valley and eatreme northwest portion TF MPI KATI RIIS Sat. - Erl. HOTH I P M TH - <»7 ii; - 67 7 7 - ti* XII - 711 ‘ I -“ll -TI - 71 71 71* 71* - 7(1 ; • - tm 11 - OO 75 -74 - JOE C. HUMPHREY High and low temperatures to i p.m. Kl and ox. High and low -ame date last year:    I    OH and 7<:. Sunset I.st night:    X    IU. Sunrise this morning ti IX. Sunset tonight:    X;43. More Election News, Pages 7, 8, 9, IO) When the first tabulation of votes from the Texas Election Bureau came over the Reportnr-Ncws special wire at 6 30 p. rn. Saturday, the figures on all contested state races were so lop-sided somebody thought of the once-famous saving of W. Lee O’Daniel: "There ain’t gonna be a runoff.” These totals came from nine counties and accounted for about 4.000 votes. The 7:04 bulletin further emphasized lead of some of the victors, especially Governor Stevenson, Lieut. Gov. John Lee Smith, Attorney General Grover C. Sellers, Supreme Court Justice Richard Critz, Comptroller George H. Sheppard, Agricultural Commissioner J E. McDonald and State Supt, of Schools L. A. Woods. All of these were incumbent, At 7:30 p. rn. the tabulation accounted for about 17 500 votes, of which 9,518 were from Harris county • Houston i, which has long borne the distinction of getting election re turns in early. At that time Stevenson had 15,584 to his eight opponents’ combined 2,548 JOI in Lee Smith had 9,478 votes to his three opponents’ 6,952. Critz. Sheppard, McDonald and Wood were still away out front Returns were still coming rn slowly at 8 30, when Gov Stevenscon had 20.309 votes to his eight opponents’ 2,700, Sellers’ two opponents had pulled up a little, but the attorney general, running for his first elective term, had a comfortable margin over both at that hour. The over-popular George Sheppard of Sweetwater, seeking re election as comptroller, had a margin of about 2 1-2 to I over his two opponents. John Lee Smith had a majority over all. The 9 o’clock tabulation emphasized the scared-antelope character of the Stevenson runaway, while Lt. Gov. Smith and Atty. Gen. Sellers See TEXAS VOTE, Pg. 8, Col. I Bv GORDON BROWN Associate** Press War Editor Adolf Hitler called on his German army yesterday (Saturday) to fight on to victory with “exemplary obedience and loyalty.” but that army, shaken by developments within the homeland, was hammered and mauled again in m* the day’s fighting. Hitler told the army, In a special order of the day, of the attempt by “unscrupulous officers’* to kill him and informed the .soldiers that the “’raitor clique" had been crushed. Whether the revolt was quelled was something hidden by a tight censorship within Germany. Along the eastern front, Russia’s First Baltic army racing into Lithuania in an effort to trap 30 German divisions along the Baltic coast captured Panevczys, 85 miles from Riga, Latvian port on the Baltic. In the south, another force battering westward took (helm, rail junction 38 miles from the big Polish city of Lublin. To the north still another Soviet force broke into Pskov, last major pre-war Russian town remaining in German hands. On the Italian front the Allies continued to push the Germans back to their defense line above Pisa and Florence. One U. S. Fifth Army force advanced well beyond Tavernelle, 14 miles southeast of Florence, while two other Allied columns were approaching that city. To the west U. S. pa-i trois above Livorno (Leghorn) stabbed to within four miles of historic Pisa. Rain and mud bogged down the Allied offensive in Normandy. The Germans attempted counterattacks at both ends of the front but were repulsed with losses including at least 14 tanks, Allied headquarters announced. Southwest of Caen British machine-gunners smashed one German attack bv letting tanks slip through their lines and then mowing down the following infantry. ;