Abilene Reporter News, July 27, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Overall quota Scries E Quota....... Scries E. Sales VOL. LXIV, NO. 40 Abilene Reporter-Betos "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A TEXAS NJWSPWIR ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1944-TWELVE PAGES Associated Prat (API Vnikd Prsv tV.P.iPRICE FIVE CENTS Quarter of linian Conquered; Two-Mile Gain Made on Guam .Reds May Cross Wisla Today _ Tokyo-Radio New Troubles By the Associated Press American invasion forces have conquered the northern Quarter of Tinian island in the Marianas, the Navy reported last night. Attacking early Tuesday morning, the Americans made "raoid pushing to a line extending from Faibus San Hilo point on the west coast to Asiga point on the east. m .While the ground forces forged ahead, battleships off- shore pounded several camouflaged blockhouses and Saipan based Thunderbolt Jightcrs bombed and strafed troops, a railroad junc- tion, coastal guns and bar- racks. The bomb-carrying fighters also attacked Pagan island in the north- jirn Marianas, hitting the air field runways. American troops on Guam, coun- ter-attacking after beating back a desperate attempt by enemy forces to break out of the Orote penin- sula trap, have driven ahead on the Aieninsulfl. for about two miles. Meantime hard beset wllhm their western Pacific defense ring, the jittery Japanese took to the radio yesterday to tell the world of new on their extreme soiitn- .west and southern flanks-major carrier task force smashes against the Palau islands and Su- matra. On the Asiatic continent, in ,..northeast India and in North tile Japanese were los- KPWir cround slowly but surely. continued Io fiffht bitter- ly for Hcngyang, Important Chinese railway junction city, but the Chinese claimed they maintained their hold on a i major part of the metropolis.. Marines and doughboys fighting the battle of Guam had penetrated inland as much as three miles at some points. They isolated the Jap- anese garrison and airfield on -Orote peninsula. The allied task force strikes against Pnlaii, some 500 miles off the southern Philippines, and against Sabang harbor, western Su- matra, were reported by the Tokyo radio. They lacked Allied confir- claimed 30 U. S. carrier- based planes hit Palau and that two were-shot down. It said a large Allied task force blasted Sabang and asserted two destroyers and sunk and one submarine were JtovAe carrier planes downed. Tokyo also reported a V. S. bomber raid on Yap in the Carolines east of Palan. The Japanese their usual was slight. Blondy fighting continued in China's Hunan province where the Japanese are attempting to seize complete control of the vital Han- kow-Canton railway. The Chinese broke into the railway city of Lel- and bitter street fighting was in progress. Leiyang is 34 miles south of Japanese-encircled Heng- An official report on aerial oper- ations over Iiunan said American -fliers have control of the skies and "that tlicir destruction of Japan- ese supply lines and Hotels Ponder WMC Order on Service; Help Late last night local hotel men were pondering the War Manpower Commission order directing hotels to slash their services and the re- strictions placed on employment of men under 45. Guests too have been restricted to one bath a day or use of a towel still damp from the first clean-up; use of the same sheets at least half a week if the guest stays that long; and to dealing with their own baggage or wait for it to be handled by women, elderly men, or physically handicapped bell-boys. Hotels, designated as "locally needed" were instructed to substi- tute women, the elderly or the handicapped for able bodied males under 45 serving as elevator oper- ators, bellhops, doormen and front office workers unless they can show that such adjustments are not pos- sible, When told of the order Rufns Wallingford, manager of the Wool- en hotel, said: "It's just another bureaucratic regulation we'll have to put up with. The regulation regarding sheets doubles our work because our maids are available only cer- tain hours and when a bed is made up in the morning and a guest checks out in the afternoon we won't have help to make it up again and it means two bed mak- ings a day." He added, however, that it would relieve the laundry situation but bring squawks from the citizens about fewer towels, and in general reduce good hotel service in Abi- lene. Wallingford said he had few bell- hops who are not handicapped, overage, or waiting military call. Pledges May Place Bond Drive 'Over' At a breakfast Wednesday 46 in- dividuals pledged themselves to buy or sell SllO.bOo of E bonds which, 3-WayBomb Blasting Hits Reich Anew LONDON, Thursday, July 27 (AP) Allied bombers were sweeping over the Reich today from virtually every di- rection, the German radio re- ported, appeared a continuation of the gigantic three-cornered blasting Nazi strategic targets have been given on preceding nights. Various German broadcasts told of the. approach of formations of bombers over east Prussia, the Kiel bay, western, northwestern and southern Germany as well as the lower Danube region. These reports indicated the Rus- sian and Mediterranean air force were in action again as well as the EAP's night armada operation from Britain all aiming at shatter- Ing key industrial and communi- cations targets on the German home Yank Airmen Aid Eastern r r front Drive in Campaign frcnt. This coordinated aerial assault transports "means the enemy must eventually withdraw to points closer to his main supply bases." ftGraveside Rites Held for Infant Graveside rites for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Howe, 2342 Hardy, will be held Thursday at 4 'oji. m. under the direction of Laugh- ter's funeral home. The child died at 4 p. in. Wed- nesday in St. Ann hospital. MOSCOW, July can airmen have entered the great j battle against the Germans on the eastern front, it was disclosed to- day with announcement that Light- nings and Mustangs flying; from U. S. bases in the Soviet union des- troyed 38 German planes yester- day in an offensive sweep in the Lwow region in direct support of the Red army. It was the first time American airmen had struck directly at the enemy in a battle zone on the east- ern front, although strategic bomb- Ing- altaclis have been made using: bases in Russia. The Americans, attached to tlie U. S. 15th air force, which is based in Italy, shot down 2S enemy air- craft in combat and destroyed nine others on the ground. No Amer- ican craft were lost. WHERE RUSSIANS DRIVE WSSLA Arrows show where Russian drives beached the Wisla river in (he Pulawy area southeast of Warsaw, broke into the rail city of Lwow, and battered apparently trapped German garrisons at Brest Litovsk and Bialystok, far behind advancing Russian lines. (AP added to Wednesday sales of already was believed to have in- flicted a heavy toll on the Nazis. After giving the great naval base of Kiel a crushing blow Sunday night, (he RAF slashed at Stuttgart twice in succession, dropping more than tons of explosives and fire bombs on tbe precision tool center Tues- day night. Russian bombers have hit the important railroad center of Tilsit in east Prussia twice in a row and Mediterran- ean bombers at the same time ranged into the Rhonie valley and the Munich area. From Italy a large force of Am- erican Plying Fortresses and Liber- ators flew into Austria and bomb- ed military targets in the Vienna area, but thick weather obscured _____ the earth and results of the at-1 President Edelmiro Farrell's regime on re-opening diplomatic tack were not announced. The RAP raid on Stuttgart was made with the two-fold objective of intensiflying unrest among the German people and inflicting new damage on the enemy's great manu- facturing centers. In the past three nights the RAP was estimated to have dropped tons of high ex- plosives and hundreds of thousands of incendiaries on Stuttgart and the naval base of Kiel. While the flames in Stuttgart were being fanned, RAP Mosquitoes kept up their almost clccklike at- tacks on Berlin, strewing two-ton bombs over the Nazi capital. Other British bombers struck at flying bomb bases in France and at a synthetic oil plant at Wanne-Eickcl in the Ruhr. Thirteen bombers were missing from tile widespread at- tacks. ina of Leaving Allies By JOHN M. IHGHTOWER WASHINGTON, July United Stales to- night denounced Argentina for "deserting the Allied cause" and decisively rejected all suggestions that it negotiate with relations. Instead it recommended to all United and Asso- ciated Nations the-diplomatic isolation of Argentina. The denunciation apparent- ly was without precedent for bluntness and strong lan- guage. It was issued by the Slate department afler Secre- tary of State Hull had con- sulted for several weeks with other American governments. Copies were sent to all the American governments except Death of Naval Man Here Probed The Weather at the local banks, will probably put Taylor county over its Fifth War Loan quota of Ed Stewart presided for the meeting introducing .liidge ,1. M. Wagstaff and Judge C. M. Cald- well who spoke briefly to the group stressing the great value of E bonds in financing the war and combating imlation. Roscoe Biankenship. another speaker, ended his remarks by ob- ligating himself to sell and buy in E bonds. "The money is here. We can't wait any longer. Those bonds have got to be bought Bianken- ship said. Abilene civilian and military authorities yesterday were investi- gating circumstances surrounding the death parly Wednesday morn- ing of Fields. Houston, a sea- man second class in the U. S. Navy reserve based at Coronado, Calif. Fields died en route to the Camp Barkeley regional hospital a short time after his body was struck by a car driven by Morris G. Spencer, Dallas, near Tye about 1 a.'m. Not run over by wheels of the auto, he was struck by undcrparts of the frame. Whether his death resulted BUT NOBODY FRIED AN EGG Apparently one heal wave fol- lows another. Abilene was baiting again Wednesday In 100 degree tem- perature when thp. thermometer climbed to 104 at 5 p. m, for tin- second time this summer. It reached 104 for the first time July II. The sun blazed down on Texas yesterday and sent thermometers soaring to new century-phis marks. The season's second hent wove fol- lowed a brief respite during which most of the state enjoyed mild weather following high tempera- tures earlier in July. The Uvalde-Larcdo-Eaglc Pass area was the hot spot of the state, Uvalde recording 111 degrees for the twentieth consecutive day tem- peratures ranged over 100 there. The U. S. weather bureau In Dallas recorded the stair's second high mark of loo at. Eagle Pass. and San Angelo and 108 at La- redo. At Pyote in West Texas the tem- perature was lOG. Other state hot spots: Big Spring and Alice, each 105; San Antonio and Waco. 103: Dallas, 102; Aus- tin, 103, top for the year; Texar- kana, 100. LONDON, Thursday, troops, having reached the VVisJa (Vistula) river on a 30-mile front in central Poland, fought today for bridgeheads on the west- ern bank which would outflank Warsaw, 57 miles to the northwest, and place them across the last large natural defense line guarding Germany, HO miles away. Daniel De Luce, Associated Press correspondent in Mos- cow, said that as the broken German rearguard fled across the Wisla, Soviet guns immediately opened heavy fire to cover scouting parlies atlernpting to span the stream. He predicted the Russians and their Polish allies, who have ad- vanced upwards of 10 miles in a day, should be Across the river by tonight. While these sagging Nazi defenses on the Wisla under- went the scourge of Marshal Konstantin K. Rokossavsky's massed forces, the north Bal- tic front split open, with Soviet capture of the Estonian city- fortress of Narva and neigh- boring towns on the south shores of the Gulf of Finland, and the Germans and their London Believes Nazis Can't Halt Hungarian puppets in Argentina. A department official said there was "virtual unanimity" among tho.se governments in supporting the principles laid down by Hull continuing non- re cognition of for Ar- NT. AMI VICINITY: f.r Thursday and frirl.tv. AM) WEST (ic Ttinrsilay anil 1'riday. Weil. 'I iiBPARTjir.NT OF these injuries or other cails- es had not been determined late vesterd.iy afternoon. Spencer, who voluntarily remain- ed in Abilene all day Wednesday to make a detailed statement, has ltc.cn absolved of any criminal in- tent in connection with the acci- jdcnt. There will be no charges filed against him. Acting Co. Ally. Dan I Abbott said. in ri.-> 81 si BUENOS AIRES, July Minister Gen. Orlando Teluffo retorted In cri- ticism of Argentina's jxilicy by U. S. Secretary of Slate Hull tonight with n broad- cast statement that his nation would "continue its present course of conduct" and that any attempt to have (lie Argen- tine people repudiated their pre- sent government would fail. Pcluffo also announced, nrar the end of his speech, that "the, Argentine government proclaims that from now on ail censor- ship will cease." Clyde Marine Is Wounded LONDON, July 28 The power and scope of tjie current Russian offensive are so great that London military circles are dis- cussing seriously ihe possibility that the Nazis will be unable to make a firm stand against the Red army until they reach the Oder river line running well in- side Germany, Souih of Warsaw the Russians already have reachcd_the .Wisla river, the last remaining of iJ natural defense in front of the communique and two orders of the German frontier. The swift Soviet by Premier Marshal Stalin, advance has given the Germans Stnllns order announcing cap- llttlc time to reorganize their Mure of Narva was followed on tha armies fleeing through Poland. H! Moscow radio oy the Estonian an- is 142 miles from Ihe Russian "s rscfoncl l sltion on the Wisla to the lomss ol of German Silesia, 35B miles toi j Berlin. If the Wisla river line falls Io hold. Ihe next Impnrlant river, barrier Is tile Oder which, as it. approaches the se.i. runs only 35 miles northeast of Berlin. On the basis of the most con- servative military opinion hcrr. the I Nazis may find II. expedient to' evacuate most of Poland, swinging! from the Carpathian................ barrier K, the line of the Oder. of w.-irsaiv was being fought, which runs from Brcslnil on the! with the Poles eaperly aiiticlpat- miith through Frankfurt, in the I In? that they micht be the first center to Stettin on the north. libcr.-uins army to march Into that Strategic withdrawals will be; enslaved_ capital tratjs a symbol necessary in any case with such deep and dangerous salient driven; Into the heart of Poland. The Narva sector in Estonia on. the south reeled back into the Carpathian mountain passes below encircled Stanislawow and Kolomyja on the routes to Czechoslovakia. Along the fiery fronts, 800 mtte.3 long, more than 600 towns fell to the Russian assault, ,it was an- midnight in Ihe cast bank of the Wisla, by Ihe Polish national anlhein. Sovief-ralsed Polish forces numbering about 100.nun were participating In the battle in mitral Poland which prised perhaps Ibc gravest of (he many perilous prosperls confronted by Ihe German command. _ Up and down the Wisla from Deb- the first, ereal round of the bat- fhe Oder, I Poland's sorrows and of her ois.in Mncc the Germans attack- n'. in IMS. Bui the right event Red army ro'.ins were carrying the main CLYDE, July Pfc. Carol Ray Hass, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hass, Clyde, was wovndcd in the battle on Saipan and has been ad- mitted to a hospital for treatment. He was admitted to the lio.splt.il July 15 and his parents have been advised by letter that his condition is criticai. and that they will be notified of any important, changes in his condition. Private First Class Hnss Is with Ihe Second Marine division and participated in the battles cf Guad- alcanal Tarawa before to Saipan. He was hospitalized 21 days nfler ihe battle on Guadal- canal but. f.tmn Uironch the Tara- wa fichtinp without a scratch. Hass volunteered lor the marines I April 7, 1342. and went I the following December. Dauuliavpils iDvinslc) and probably also Kaunas. Those other places to the RusMans wilh- oul a liRht in order t" .Mraiglitfii (he lines and prevent an out- flanking. In central Poland the retreat has become full fllchl. Rioting Students Killed in Strike MEXICO CITY. July 26 Two National university students were killed and many hurt todav in n clash brlwcrn opposing lac- lions set off during a law Muden'.- Mnke. Huhlini: siar'.cd this niorinne afi- "trim of slnkme .-indents "cap- lured" a downtown Ir.w schnni builti- overscas I ing and Ihe opposing croup attack- cd. dice represented a tine of lonnidablu defenses ranging along ihe entire Ironl, but Russian en- circlement and annihilation tactics had them tin'm. From north to south, the main balilclront.'i presented this pic- ture, as by Moscow ac- the Soviet communique and Gmnnr. a dilutions: Narva, a fortress it1, HIM of strnrr. was taken by flanking ovement and storm after bav- ns liri'ii p.irlly fiicirclrd sOnce bc I.rniMKrail armies rlcareil lir Germans from that big Krr SOVIETS, Pg. 12. Col. S (III .11. and low Ic'inii llll and an last year: iH2 anil fJ S uii set last niclii: Sunrise In is mornlii Sunset -AMERICANS GAIN FIVE M-ILES THROUGH JIRST, SECOND NAZI DEFENSE LINES SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, Thursday, July 27 a great combined American tank infantry assault smashed through the German'first and sec- ond defense lines and into rear art- illery positions west of St. Lo Wed- nesday, seoritiR gnlns ill) (o five miles deep through a four-inile-wlde Jireacb in the Nazi positions. 9 At least 14 lowns, Including two Important road Junctions, fell In the tlrivr, which oui flanked I he stub- born Nnrl line running norlhwost- irard to .Hie coast.? On Iho eastern flnnk of the Al- Normandy beachhesd the Brit-1 ish-Canadian offensive bumped to B standstill against the toughest de- fense belt yet encountered, and press dispatches reaching London early today reported a serious set- back in the Ome-6don wedge where the British were said to have been hurled from the town of Esquay and Stratrgic Hill 112. This dispatch remained without heudquarter.s confirmation. 'I'lir new American pusli in its second (lay was "marked by n precision nntl cooperation amonK armnml infantry, artil- lery and air milts nol reached by any American army thus lar In Hie Associated Press Correspondent Wes Gallagher wrote from the front late last nifhl. The Americans cut the highway from St. Lo to Coutances near St. Lo and made their deepest inland penetration of I In- Invasion, Iravini: in their wake uncounted dcnd and of the badly-mauled Nazi 353rd Infantry and third pnrachule divisions. The n.vnult, donthbnys rid- ing tanks into like cowboys on Mcol pnnies, benched the enemy Sec FRANCE, Vg, 12, Col. 2 Papers on Fields' body showed him to be on 15-day leave. Next of kin is his father, J. V. Melds, Hous- ton. Spencer made Ills statement to Abbott and Mai. w. H. Eanea, Camp Barkeley Investigating officer. He said lie saw nn object, which he first presumed to be clothing, In the highway from a distance of about 40 feel. As lie neared it. he j saw it was a body, nnd swerved to avoid running over it w'.th his I rar wheels. Spencer said he had slowed his (nr Io a speed nf about, .15 miles an hour ns he the Tye-Abi- Icnc air base highway intersection p to let four Barkeley soldiers whom he had picked up near Mcrkcl out i lomalic policy might be followed of the car He estimated his speed by economic sanctions, a high offl- at the time he struck Fields' body j cial said that question had not been at 25 miles an hour. j 'akcn up yet. The man was unconscious when The American declaration nsscrl- Spencer ond the soldiers reached ed Argentina had taken two steps Rentlna on the ground of desertion, one or two, it was said, have not given endorsement yet hut arc ex- pected to do so. The extent of support for con- tinued non-recognition of the revolutionary Farrrll regime Is rcgardcfl Hull a? of utmost importance since Farrrll and hl.s officials have hoped that if they failed Io Ret Hulled .Stairs recognition they would br able to prrMiadr. olhrr nalior.s, part- icularly those In SouUi America, to break away from Ihr policy. Askrfl whether Die reinforced rlip- him. He died within a few minutes. Deputy Sheriff Eugene Williams invrstiniderl the accident a short, lime after it nccurcd. The sheriff's department was working will! miil- lary authoiltics in further inves- tigation. Fickls' body v.as at Gump Rark- eley. awaiting arrival here from the Dallas district, of a Naval j ficer vhfi will take charge of at1-1 I rangementi. I which have resulted In tremendous Injury to the Allied cause." "I. H has deliberately violal- ed the pledge taken (at Havana In .Tilly, jointly with sister republics to cooperate In support of the war against thr Axis powers, and In thus dr-