Abilene Reporter News, August 10, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1944, Abilene, Texas 1 'gftflene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE'ICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MORNING VOL. LXIV, NO. 54 A TEXAS NIWSPAPKB ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 1944 PAGES Associated Preu (AP) VniteA Prm IV f.I PRICE FIVE CENTS Americans Sprintin Complete tjuam Conquest By the Associated Press Another of Japan's inner-circle ring of western Pacific Guam been brought under JVmerican control. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, chief of (he Pacific fleet, an- nounced late yesterday that Yank forces have completed their conquest of Guam and that remnants of the once power- ful Japanese garrison are surrounded inland from Pali point on the northeast coast. ft The trapped Japanese, under heavy pressure, are expected to be liquidated shortly. Guam, seized by Japan in the early days of the Pacific war, was liberated by hard-hitting Marines and doughboys in 20 days. m Successful conquest of Guam, Saipan and Tinian, all in the Marianas, position American forces for future operations against the Japanese homeland, the Philippines, Formosa and the China coast. American forces of the Southwest Pacific command encircled Japanese front lines in the Driniumor river sector of British New m Guinea They killed additional Nippon soldiers as they mtcn- sificd their liquidation of the Japanese within the Wewak-Alfape trap. In another aerial strike toward the southern Philippines an Allied Liberator bombed a Japanese freighter off Davao. Other Allied planes hit Halmahenv and Yap islands and blasted the Japanese bases at Sorong Dutch New Gui----------------------------------- and Manokwan, nea. The Japanese gained another success in China's Hunan province but the war-ridden, determined Chinese U.ld the world Nippon's drive to split their nation in two fail. The Japanese were losing ground in northeast Indin, North Burma China's Yunnan sector. Al- lied forces in the Yunnan war thea- ter registered Bains in the cam- paign to reopen the old Burma road. Severance'' of. radio contact with Hcncycns. in China's Hu- nan province, obscured the sit- uation at that embattled junc- lion city on the Cant- Han- fcow railway. The Japanese rlaimed jomnlcte occupation of the city Tuesday. Indications were that five Chinese generals and their surviving forces were carrying out a vow to fiffht to m the death. Nnrth of Hengyant, the Japanese fought their way into the suburbs of to protect their Hank south of Tung Tins laki and west of the rail line. While !hc Japanese held the up- i per hand in Hiinan province, they' were taKing a bad beating on the Yunnan u'ar front near the Burma border. Hard-fiehtinp Japanese were driven from nil lout three positions on Sungshan motln- (Ctain. Chinese capture of the height; would clear the old Burma road j son summoned cnly three witnesses Testimony Ends In Treason Trial Sec Photo Below DENVER, Aug. 9 With all testimony in, government and de- fense attorneys lined up their legal artillery, tonight to clash in final arguments tomorrow over the guilt or Innocence of three Japanese-Am- erican sisters charged with treason. U. S. District Attorney Thomas J. Morrissey predicted the case will be handed to a federal court jury be- fore noon. None of the Tsu- ruko "Tools" Wallace, 35; Mrs. Florence "Flo" Shivze Otanl, 33, and Mrs. Biiiie Shitra Tan1- goshi. in rebuttal, or charges they provided the means by which two Ger- man prisoners of war escaped from the Trinidad, Colo., intern- ment camp. The break was made by lleinriclt Haider anil Herman August Locschcr, both 3i, for- mer members of the routed Af- r'lia Korps, last Oct. IB. They were two days later and testified against the sisters. Defense Attorney Kenneth Robin- from the Snlween river to Lung- ling, 25 miles southwest. Possibly indicating i n t ensified aerial warfare against Japan, a of American air force offi- vprs made a survey of China Lt. Gen. Barney M. Gilf- head the party, said he expected sonif increase in air transport of sup- Fliers Blast Nazi Tanks Out of Way LONDON, Aug. Wave upon wave of Allied aircraft slashed viciously in a day-long assault south of Caen today at a great concentration of German tanks, presumably gathered to spearhead a large- scaln counter attack, and Canadians in the sector ad- vanced tonight without meet- ing the armored thrust. Other aircraft struck at sub- marine pens on the west French coast and at the Nazi's patched- industry and dwindling oil re- sources in Germany, Hungary and Yugoslavia, while still oth- ers threw a protective canopy over the whole Allied front. The enemy tanks were gathering iu the Laison valley near St. Quen- tin de la Roche, six miles north of Falaise and just off the Caen road. The planes presumably were led by the deadly, rocket-firing Typhoon tankhusters, whose effectiveness was displayed recently in the smashing of the German counter- attack in the Mortain area. Two significant were disclosed by developments long-distance hauls today by Marauders and Hav- ocs of the Ninth Air Force and RAF Halifaxes to destroy fuel dumps and bridges. Air officers said bluntly that field dumps were so badly smashed near the enemy's front he was being forced to draw from distant that Seine river bridges were so damaged that the Allies are hit- ling farther hack at the Oise river. northeast, of Paris to complete the. cutting of the German front from supplies and reinforcements. Although there are 500 bridges over the Seine between Pnris and the sea, only 20 wore considered AS REDS BLUNT SAVAGE COUNTER-ATTACKS- Prussian Civilians Did Defenses LONDON, Aug. OP) alarmed Nazis throw in savage counterattacks at the Russians' closest points of approach to East Prussia today and summoned every able-bodied man and woman from 15 to 65 to dig trenches against the imminent entry of the Red army onto the "holy" soil of the father- land, The Russians in their mid- night broadcast communique said the counterattacks, east ot the East Prussian border town of Schirwindl, were beaten off with heavy losses to the large German tank and infantry forces employed, and told of continuing; hard-won Soviet gains at both ends and in the center of the eastern hattlefront against stiffening German defense. In the north the Russians re- ported capture of 280 towns in twin drives northwestward towards Riga, Latvia, along both sides of the Daugava river, while they widen- ed to the westward their trans- Livian corridor to the sea that has cut off German armies. V East of Warsaw and north of Siedlce they progressed with the ripping up of a largo pocket Of Ojer- man resistance between the Vistula and Bug rivers. More than 130 miles southeast of Warsaw, they reported continued widening of their bridgeheads across the Vistula west of Sandomierz. On the southernmost of the active fronts, the communique reported capture of the town of Rkow, in the narrowing Carpathian valley where fhe road and rMlrond wind up to the Beskid pass and the Czecho- slovak border 20 miles distant. The Germans said the Russians FIRST GOAL IN is East German soil likely to feel the pressure of Russian invasion. Home of Germany's traditional military caste, the Junkers, East Prussia has an area of square that of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island and a population of had drivon breaches nearer to East Prussia on the northeast and south- both sides of the region of the German but [he Russians themselves were silent concerning those fronts. The Germans admitted the latest! Russian salient had forced them to abandon the town of Raseinal 53 miles northeast of Tilsit and that they had reorganised their line to the westward. They later claimed to have push- ed the Russians back out of Rase- iniai in hard fighting, but were de- liberately vague about the present status of the town. Another Soviet column was fork- ing northeastward from Bialystok in old Poland, with Fighting in pro- gress west of Knyszyn. which Is 31 miles from the East Prussian fron- tier. The Germans also attached Im- portance to a Soviet spearhead thrusting south west ward from Bial- ystok beyond Lapy down the rail- road towards Warsaw. The Warsaw siege front remain- ed static, the Germans said, but they admitted that 130 miles far- ther south, in the Baranow area, the Russians made gains both north and south, extending their salient. Only on the farthest south of the active fronts did the Ger- mans claim unmitigated suc- cess, In their titanic struggle to stop, tlic Russian offensive, asserting that with the aid of Hungarian Alpine troops they had driven a deep wedge Into Soviet columns In the Tatar pass to Czccho-SIovakia and had cased the prcssnrc on that his- Le Mans and M.MaloFall In Yank Blitz Sce HUSSIA, 14, Col. B Compromise Out On Jobless Aid WASHINGTON, Aug. vital to the Germans. AH but three spokesmen for and against uni- form federal standards for postwar plies into China as ilying route than maJaya "hump." as the I in contrast to a list of approximate- ly 20 paraded before the jury by the prosecution. He decidrd not to put the defend-. ants on the stand, he explained, be- j cause the government already had' made a major point for the defense. This, Robinson said, was Haider's testimony ihnt he fled the camp to of these were smashed before D- Day, but constant repairs by the Nazis have necessitated irequent renewals of the attacks. The Lancasters1 attack was part of a concentrated effort to wipe out German Atlantic bases. The La Palllce base, where .submarine fuel tanks were attacked, is south of the Battle area, in the vicinity of La Rochelle. Already in this concentrated campaign Le Havre has been rendered virtually useless, and the Brest, Lorient and St. zairc bases are about to fall into American hands. While lactfcal forces streamed over enemy lines in France, up to 750 British-based U. S. Air Force Liberators and Fortresses, with equal fighter escort, ploughed through murky wea- ther against Stuttgart, "the De- troit of and other fargrfs in southern Germany. A rail yard was among these. The escorting Lightnings, Thun- derbolts and Mustangs reported 33 enemy planes shot down in ac-rinl the Nazis whom he said he I opposed in the Austrian under-1 the British-based attacks on Germany. Motorist Slain Near Lubbock LURROCK, Tex.. Aug. 9 man ideufified as Gilbert F. Witt, 30. was found shot to death near his car on the highway six miles .south of Rails today. Two hours later. Sheriff Roy Hil- j Hn of Crosby county send, a 23- (Orar-oM Latin-American hitchhik- er from Sin ton, Tex., was lodged in Jflil for questioning. Witt, was sho'o one time with a .22- caliber rifle, wliich was found with the body on the roadside. The slain man carried a-draft indicating registration with draft board No. 2 He had Sl.nnt) rnshier's clieckr, on the Farmrrs Stnte bank of Faith, S, D., and SGI cash in his billfold. Hits Bridge, 3 Dead, 9 Hurt WRENS. AUG. hpnvilv ionded Southern Slaves blow out. n tiro, crashed into 'a hridqr rail and burned near hero Into today, killins at least three perrons nnd injiirinfe nine others in- rlutiiiiR thfi driver. ftSuilding Burned ARDMOKK, Okla.. AUR. Thc third Ini'RC fire hrrr within the destroyed today rt one-story brick building ft tiiT .shop .xmd diimnROd two Inn Id- unemployment pay flatly rejected all talk of a compromise today as the senate engaged in :ingly bitter nn the problem of reconverting the American economy to a peacetime batiis. Senator Rcvercomb (R-AVVA) said that buck of (lie KilRore mobilization and ad- .justmenl bill callinp for uni- form standards of pay up to a week, iras ".T philnsnphy of pnvcrnmrnt rnJircly fnrcipn io America." "We should be thinking of re- storing individual freedoms to tii3 people, rather than of setting up a dictator over one segment (labor) of our he shouted. Retorting; Senator Murray (D-Mont) called n rival, Re- publican sup ported ''slates' rights" propnsal ffered by Scnainr Georse the product of a "reactionarj phil- osophy." Murray declared the policy of the Geurfie bill, which would leave control of unemployment compen- sation to the states is sin-'ilnr to the policy of "those whn Irri this country into tbn groat depression Of 1929." PHI1LY STRIKE JURY TOLD TO SEARCH FOR 'POLITICS' PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9 Judge George A. Wclfeh charged a 'special grand jury of 11 men and nine women today to search out any political motive that may have boon involved in the calling of Philadelphia's wildcat transit strike, declaring he could not believe that the strikers were actuated solely "by the thought that eight negroes were going to be upgraded." "I hope it (racial prcjutlirct u'tts nn( HIP real lie "You have sot to be nf tht? fnct thai a national rlrcl-tnn is imncnding. God forbid that r should bring politics into this invrstlga- lion but we want you to find nut what certain men did nnri why they did it. We have to know wliaf in their hctirtx find minds thfit them spring into notion. Somcthinc tha m noon yesterday when the P-17 fighter plane he was flyinc crashed the Democratic .senatorial noimnn- on the field of Die air base. His mother, Mrs. Antionotte maeh ot Catnden was listed as next of kin. Lieutenant Stelm.tch was on a combat training fllaht at the time of the crash, Col. Hurry Weddir.R- ton, commanding officer of the ba.rc, announced. A ijualifieri hoard of AAF officers to invor.tifinte and determine the cause has been named. Abilene Army. moimtcri to moro night with lew than 150 tlnn to .succeed Hattie Caiawny .OOO to- -attered prceinct-s linrc.-porled. The vote in of 2.08V I'.r cincts gave Ftllbright HO.d'Ki Adkins WACs Will Move Into France LONDON'. Alic. 0 Wi 'i-.i.usMitl c.t tho ii.500 WACs in the tlirntcr of U. S. Army be moved to France, lulinv.-iiu; ;iOO alrr-ntly there. I.I Col. Aniiii Wilson. WAC direc- -.-_-------------- _._----- ticrf. this toniRht. J l.oy v rrr nrt.riTti j Alll. _A indicate how soon the by 'i'.f Pair i (.jlv rlerlinn Am-.. Till would br made, but pre- idelcrmine whether c'liniiiix-'.oii '.iii'.ablv she WACs will.be moved form ol city MiMl lc- as refi'.iirc-cl. not. in place the aldcrmar form hfrr. In nepraeii n'Hiinrd their' Fibber floats into the lor Irnlley jobs her, where he dflivcr.; a nndci' prolf-t-firiri o.' ;lH- Afirjy cvf-ry yi Monahans Vote Set Blood Donor Asked ForJ. i The Weather ACCUSKO OF tried for treason in Den- vor arc, right, Mrs. Billic Shitnra Tanigoshi, Mrs. Flnronce (Flo) Otnni, upper left, and Mrs. Tsurnlto (Tools) in Uownlown Arclmorc today. Wallace, lower left. (NKA Lone Gunman Gets at Sanrone SAN ANTONIO. AiiK- lone, gunman, so calmly and quietly thai tbire persons within 10 feet knew r.olhinc un- usual wa.s robbed ihn cashier's cage of f-.oiitliwestcrn Telephone Co., loday of In currency. Thr two women in the MRO. ut (he tiTne, Marfiaref. Laurence and Mr.q. Vej-oma bolh had sonic In their hands uhen Hie "inn walked up to Hie counter, pointed a Mis-. Lawrence I nnd bald, "Give me that minify." or KCI: uj.A7HJ.il Altll.JJNi: AMI VlflM'JV AMI 'I c-liu.lv 'Ihiir-.ilin -imt Mrlilay. Nul much cliancc in inniirr.i- Tvpc for Mr. to rllv I in, MOTH Uril. I'M 'I N IKE MOVES HEADQUARTERS 10 FRANCE 10 KEEP UP WITH GIs llv IIOW.Mtl) COWAN" wsKMroivi.ifs AKVANCI: COMMAND POST IN NOR- MANDY, AIIR. Ccn. Dviqlil IJM'iilimiTr, silprrmo roniniindcr of Alliril forrr.s. rstablislipd on the continent in order In maintain tho rlnsest rnnlarl with the fait rolling offensive against the (Irnuau armv. The supreme coniinand headquarters unit, it uas anliounceil tonight, was moved In Normandy liy air tliirinfr the [last few clays. Officers and cnlislcil livinp; in tents in a eamouflased one trlend v.iio had already area under constant liy heavily armed military police. .-everal Iran: lusions. The crnrral sit'.nled near an airfield from which he makes specify trips daily tor personal conferences Orn. Sir Urrnard I.. Montjomcry and Lt, {ion. Omar N. llradlry. Yesterday he saiv his Hritish and American field commanders, both of whom were alile to uivo highly favoralile reports on (ho progress of llic renewefl drive from Caen and the tanU smash on the western and MU-li S an.I Ilkll hivl ulchl: r innniin tonlffhl: Bulgar Parliament To Meet Tuesday NKW YORK. 9 -The i. Huluarian pir'.iair.i'iil, has been called mm a pedal .'essloil nnil '.v.ill nii'i-l Til.