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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Overall quota leries E Quota....... Series E Sales........ Abilene Reporter VOL. LXIV, NO. 38 A TEXAS "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Associated Prea (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY'MORNING, JULY 25, 1944 -TWELVE PAGES VniteA Pros IVJ-.i PRICE FIVE CENTS ROTA ISLAND HI AMERICANS' NEXT conquest of Saipan and the invasion of Guam and Tinian brings into the spot- light as a landing possibility Rota island, one of the most Important of the Mariannas group. Admiral Nimitz reported yesterday carrier planes attacked Rota. The island has been smacked by carrier planes a number of times prior to the invasion of Guam. laps Lose Heavily In Aitape Assaults By KAY CKONIN :-_ Associated Press War Editor Trapped Japanese.soldiers in the Aitape sector of British New Guinea are suffering thousands of casualties in desper- (fljjte assaults against American lines. This disclosure was made today in Gen. Douglas MacAr- thur's communique from the Southwest Pacific while far to the north Japan's 25-year hold on the Mariannas islands slipped faster as the American invasions Guam and Tinian developed with success. The MacArthur communique said another Japanese as- sault on Yank lines east of Aitape, where an estimated Nippon soldiers arc pocketed, was smashed by artillery fire The Jap attack' Saturday. was doubleheaded frontal Aand on the .south flank. Isolated Nippon detachments which infiltrated the American Driniumor river lines were being liquidated in sharp fighting. Gen. MacArthur said since the first attacked in the Aitape area last week "his casualties run into thousands and his fight for survival is becoming more acute." The invasion of Tinian Sunday by U. S. Marines came almost simul- taneously with Gen. Douglas Mac- 'arthur's disclosure that his Sou'ch- Pacific bombers are operating in the southern Philippines sector. In ether parts of Hie wide- spread Pacific Asiatic war theater Allied arms were farinp well. The Chinese claimed suc- cesses in both and Kwang1- tunff provinces while in north- cast India the Japanese were cleared from the Imphal plain on the Burma frontier, g) Units of the Second and Fourth U. S. Marine divisions, covered by aerial bombs, naval guns and artil Icry fire, made successful landings on Tinian, three, miles southwest of American-held Saipan. They met only light ground resistance. riojith nf HhJpj-'.s "double." Hrinrich whose name first, was fiiven n.s The Naxi salute, with n "Hn! Killer" where appropriate, was or-! dered for all German annnl foro' os. which usually hnve ex- ecuted the more military gesture of the hand to the head-gear. This was accompanied by con- tinued junking of com- mftnrias on the western front in favor of graduates of the party school, whose trainhiR IKIS been more in street brawl.s than in tac- tical manciivi'i.s. German troops were I did nvr-r inilltnry rmlio JlmimJir would show no mercy those vinlauiiK laws of the Reich, u-hilr the German people ivrrr lulrl thai no one hnci a right to who diet I not. carry arms or help produce the materials of wnr, Tho German DNB agency de- clared that Allied hopes for a split between the generals wore "in vain'' and the German forces radio "a small firwip of treacher- ous German generals who row hnvt? been extcnninntf-d" had hop- ed to win a concession from the Allirs. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden rirnlf, with (hat, hopr today. Hr stiiri exjierienced German generals "have seen the writing on the but, described Hitler as a "link in n chain of German war lords." "This time we must make, quite cmaln Is HnnJly brok- he- said in address to the Anglo-Netherlands society. The account from the German frontier Unit incr conspiracy still supporit'ii '--y ihf Euro- (ib-servrr for T.iys, official new.s aRcncy, .said "a now revolt, will nri.se with .still force." Frontier said Germany of the Arno footworn Florence nnd Pi.su was hold by U. Col. Mark W. Clink's forces, with the Niui.i stronply cntrr-nchod on hicli Kround j riMHK from the norihmi banks nf tho itt'i-sfim: sltvnm. wn.s no j i-Rport of Allicri ivoops bavins cross- ed thn river nl nny point. The enemy's rintcrmiimiicn to rlc- Iny tho. assault nn his "Gothic lino." n.s long as possible was reflected in hitter, suicidal rearnuarrt action and in dc.speratr hut futile counter- attacks. German wuns planted on commanding heights north aijrt _ northeast of Pisa continued to hurt of Poland declared in manifesto an- bif; shells into Livonio nounced today that the Polish gov- in an cfforl to prevent Allied ream- eminent In London was an "impos- i.struct ion of Mi tittered port (aeili- j irons authority, incompetent au- ihoritv" and called for "restora- tion to the motherland" of East Prussia and other portions of East- ern Germany. In the manifesto, dated July 22 M ChPlm, Satur- day by the Red council .said it. was '''.he sole lawful source of authority in Poland" and ex- piained it had set up a Polish com- mittee ot national liberation as the orsan of executive power. 1 Establishment of- the council was was quiet with ES and Nazi-offi-j reported claims of street fishtlnc interpreted MOSCOW to mean that, rcmf units in control, but tho, in southerly Germany were with- 50 far fhr soviet wnion Is con- Ocrmnns acknnu'ledfred thnt tbej out. foundation. ornied. the Polish government in war effort, had down. ''ri'Mi. denied a curfew hnd hern no Po- A IriK in reeruitinu and supply, established tliere. A SpaniMi eor- was acknowledged the rcMKnidciifs dispatch from the- ties. Heavy firn also w.i.s laid American forces in Pontedera, i- milos r.nsl. of Pisa. prrMimnbiy to prevent, a of for thrust ncross the point. Arno at ermany ncwspapcr, Bnobachtcr, but it was blamed on the- "hindor- iiiK mid sahotapinc" of the revolt- ing firnrrals. This account thr nppoinnnent. nf Himmlor to lirnt! tlir homf1 army would inn- rdy (Mr sif.tinfion. iid he revolt, and that, SS mi pati'Mi of the heart of Callimr for to join (he Po- of jjsh jinny in "lake upon iinry wen- Germans." the manifesto said: Berlin was to the for prratnew nf Poinnd. for restoration to the ninthrrland nf old Polish Poinorzn iSSle.sia. for eastern increasrd the will! Gcrmnny even hrlore they DNR def.lared sassinatinn had of the Gorman people In resist. The agency released the first, ex- pression of happiness over Hitler's! e.scnpe to come from ;i field com-' mander in the eastern front.. It, came from Field Marshal Hendulie. of a niounlaineev army in northern Finland, who sent, as- Advicc.--. tn thr Assm-ialf-d Piess m Maihifi .snid hundreds rhnn.siml.V n" repular jirm.v fnr n. wide outlet in flip cm of the old PI-USMJUI :-chonl fell j sen. for Pnlt.sh frontier posts on the before .SS firms -squad., ihroiiRhoul i In London the Polish povern- obeyed. Hitler appeared to be be reached by the orders of recognized by the United KonoraU whirli they would j states and Great Britain but not by Moscow. labelled formation ot the liberation committee "an at- tempt by n handful of usurpers to Impose on the Polish nation n poli- tical leadership which Is nt variance with (ho mrnvhelmhif: majority." 'he liilp.st such n-plnocnu'in to Tin- sintemrnt said per- iippriir Is
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