Abilene Reporter News, August 26, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1944, Abilene, Texas Abilene porter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 70 A TEXAS NSWSPAHR SATURDAY AUGUST 1 PAGES Associated Preu AP Vnited UJFj PRICE FIVK CENTS omanians Overwhelm Enemy Yanks Heart of Paris SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITION ARY and American forces the heart of Paris today just as it was falling from American lunging sud me failing grasp of and the hour of final liberation denly eastward from their As Americans Near Frontier Wthe failing grasp of and the hour of final liberation jdenly for more than four years of iron rule under the German Riviera beachhead in southern have captured the fa mous resort towns of Cannes and Antipes and tonight were fighting forward less than 20 miles from the Italian frontier within short artillerj range of the advancing Yank was expected to faT at any Other swift Allied columns drove methodically toward the heart of France and a Junction with General Eisenhowers victorious forces in the AUi llluxvi niuii army and the gestapo seemed near at The Free Paris radio reported that the German com of Paris had his officers were ordered cease firing immediately and hoist the white The fifth French column to enter the city reached the near the the at and engaged in a battle with the and collaborationist French patrols to the On all sides the liberating Fr In the fog of early American the first of this second American ex peditionary force within a generation to enter Battled to Notre whose ancient bells a few hours be fore had welcomed the first and Americans were greeted by mad with who had fought alone against the German oppressors since they were called to arms test Jacques hero of the fighting French in the north African was in the fore of the leading the tanks to the rescue of patriots who had been frantically calling for help as the Germans fought back throughout the Those on the outside had heard electric cry over the radio To the historic call to arms of the French which testified to the plight of the Scon fighting raged throughout along the Place de la before the chamber of toward Les as Americans and French drove the Germans from their barricades and buildings converted into Associated Press Correspond cnt Don who was with he first American troops to enter said the Ger mans were holding out on both sides of the Seine along the Chomps Place dc la the Quai the the Gardens of the the flic chamber of the sen ate and the Hotel When the last enemy rear guards blocking entrance to the city caved Nazi Resistance South of Seine Almost Canceled SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE can tanks in a 23mile advance yes terday rolled into 85 miles southeast of Paris and 163 miles from the German border at while far behind them Al lied armies were stamping out the last sparks of German resistance south of the George Pattons ar now racing toward soil known to Americans who fought the first World was cutting across the last German communication lines to southern France and raising fresh perils to the Reichs At Troycs the doughboys stand 130 miles south of the German bor der at the 163 miles west of it where the Rhine winds north ward near and 138 miles west of Belfort which the Ger mans are expected to defend strong ly before it leads into the indus trial At Troyes they also are 37 miles south of the scene of many a hjoody battle in the first and 50 miles west of John Persh ings headquarters in that There were signs that even more momentous fighting was impending on the plains north of with I tured in the Marseille area in the 28 Field Marshal Von Kluge has been the newspaper Daens Nyheter said today on the basis of information received from Circumstances of his report ed death were not known here and the newspaper ad ditional There was no confirmation of this report in either Axis or Allied official Von 61 years had held command of Ihe German armies on the western front since July when he succeeded Field Marshal Karl Rudolph Von MILITARY AND POLITICAL ASSAULTS ON HITLERS arrows m dicate Allied military assaults on Hitlers Fortress Europe shaded boundaries vyiuli numbers locate satellite nations of Romania which already has announced a dccisioi to accept Allied peace and Bulgaria Hungary 3 and Finland 4 which arc reported anxious to get out of the Heavy black lines represent approximate fronts AP Tonights headquarters com munique said forces probing into the delta of the great Rhone valley were close to Aries and river towns only a few miles A German high command com munique indicated that a general enemy retreat was in progress up the Rhone which had valley toward been reported in the hands of French Patriot Bitter fighting still raged in the naval base of where French troops drew their ring of steel tighter about a stubbornlyresist ing Nazi A heavy Allied attack had been launched to wipe cut the last four pockets of Germans In Two German generals and prisoners had been cap Jin under the shock of and French went wild with the capital Men women and children lined the path of the Allied and Whitehead snid that when his col umn stopped he was all but smoth by Frenchmen swarming around his Said one old saluting with tears in his eyes God bless You have saved That seemed to sum up the feel ing of many in the vast AP Correspondent Edward Ball reported earlier that an Allied driving due cast toward the had stormed into 10 miles from the ccnlcr of the The Germans were driven from many strategic parts of the city by the combined onslaught of the French military and the fury of Lt Joseph Pierre of French forces of the announced In n communique that all the main official buildings and most of the highways were now under the pro lection of Lcclerc second armored the Germans possibly falling back j to a Lattle line along the Somme another scene of heavy en gagements in the first World At least part of their forces were pulling out of the rocket coast for pilots probab ly before the menace of the Amer ican bridgehead 30 miles northwest of Paris which the Germans have failed to wipe out despite the heav iest Fighters and fighterbombers in clearing weather struck hammer blows at these forces along and be yond the destroying or dam aging 105 tanks and 158 ether vehi They shot down 41 enemy planes trying to protect these probably got six damaged 21 Sec 1 The Weather DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU Ni AND VICINITY Fair Sal Expect Rio Grande To Overflow Today 25 Storm rains from a hurricane which struck ncnr the lower Rio Grande valley this plus flood waters from Mexican will force the Rio Grande out of its banks to Lytel of San Internntionnl boundary commission said urday and EAST TEXAS nrday and Sunday thunder showers i treme south WEST TEXAS Partly nrrfay and A fci tercd thunder showers Hourly Sat ScaUrrcd afternoon southeast anil rx ctoudy widely TEMPERATURES Thn HOUR 81 SS HI an M n 81 S3 87 85 High and lo tempera Hifih and low same rial ni nnd Sunset nlfilit innriic this Sunset tonight ires to 0 lc last year past 72 American units driving westward from northwest of were reported within less than eight miles of the city of Aries on the Rhone Another Yank column pounding alone the Durance valley was approaching on the Rhcno north of Still officially unconfirmol was the report from land that advanced American units had reached the Swiss border near fast armored columns habitual ly work far in advance of the main body of Allied troops and It was entirely possible that mechanized cavalry and com bat engineers were at the fron r An Associated Press dispatch from Geneva said an American pa trol which Thursday briefly visited Julien on the border had pro ceeded westward to 13 miles from Julien and seven miles from the An official announcement said the Yank force which captured the in dustrial city of 7o miles from the Swiss was such a flying column operating in advance of the main body of It snic Ihe entire Grenoble area since had been firmly occupied with the as sistance of French French troops assaulting Toulon occupier the land arsenal wlthli the but a headquarters spok esman said the Germans still were resisting stiffly around the naval arsenal in the harbor and on the two peninsulas which partly land lock the Hamltohaml fighting went on in the streets as the fanati cal Nazis rcfusrd to Similar street fighting raged in somejparls of but on a reduced OPA Retains Mohair Price By HAIIRV HOLT The longawaited OPA decision on ceiling prices for mohair has been It is so complicated that it will take a Philadelphia lawyer to fig ure out the but in brief it is expected bring little change in the price of After that Is all the prcduccr is concerned The OPA will announce in Wash ington today iiiat sales of mohair in original bag or bale are exempt ed from price control effective The action does not remove price hair ma tellings of sorts or other commodities processed from George the ReporterNews correspondent in Original bag or hale mohair was removed from price control because of the easing of the supplydemand situation as far as mohair is con cerned and the difficulty of estab lslanfls cns OI lishing dollar and cent prices for ed hy T this the OPA also t Todays Vote May Be Light Fear of light vote In the sec ond Democratic primary toda brought pleas that Taylor countian make use of their approximate poll tax or exemptions In the July primary only abou persons cast their I out of a possible votes were cast in the second pr Late absentee ballots returned t i Ihe office of the county Vlvia have made the total Re turned in July were 364 absentee Democratic chair I man for Taylor urging vot pathway to tne fnmppines on I ers to go to the polls said MacArthur set off explosions and h i TTVidnv f hn t ftnrirl rit fin Mitchells Sink Five Freighters In East Indies By The Associated Press Skipbombing Mitchells sank five Japanese freighters and damaged three other including a light in the Dutch East Indies Douglas MacAr thur announced last The cruiser was left blazing from stem to stcrm and believed to bo Forty luggers and barges were riddled in the attack near Mcnado on Celebes west of Halma Other bombers the pathway to the Philippines f Bulgaria on Verge Of Deserting Nazis declared war on Icrmany today after Nazi bombers raided the and radio reports said German ground troops within Jucharest bad been swiftly overwhelmed by King Mihais The declaration of war against Germany by her former attellite was announced in a proclamation by King Mihais lew government which was broadcast from It said the Romanians had gained complete control he capital from the whose whole Balkan edifice vas fast A Romanian high command communique broadcast re corded by the Federal Communications commission said We lave taken more than prisoners and captured large quantities of war The liquidation of a few islands of resistance around Bucharest The Bucharest radio said the Germans capture the Baneasa airport near but were thrown back by the royal Romanian guards regiments and that roads from there to the capi tal were littered with German guns and The war proclamation said Ro mania gave the Germans an op portunity to withdraw without in Russians Surge Into Romania At MileanHour 26 W Two Russian armies surging toward the heart of Romania at belter than a mlleanhour clip reached the Ga lati gap defenses between the Daube river and mountains yesterday in a sixday whirlwind offensive which Moscow announced had cost the enemy killed nnd Twelve German divisions of up wards of men also have Been surrounded and of captured In the last two days southwest of fallen pro vincial capital of a Mos cow communique and the sec ond and third Ukraine armies un der Generals Rodlon Mallnocsky and Fcddor Tolbukhin now have linked up for n smash toward Bu within 112 miles of Soviet Thousands of Romanians were abandoning the struggle against the Russians and turn ing to fleht the Germans at the orders of their dis patches Berlin admitted Its troops were A lotal of 550 towns and villages were swept up by the capture of 112 miles northeast of Bucharest and 82 miles started fires on miles south of the Qj Friday that good citizenship de mands the qualified voter to take Vestal secretary of the Texas Sheep Goat Raisers asso said yesterday in San An gelo that the best he could figure from the wire that there would be little change in mohair as a result of the new with hair selling in line with last springs price of 58 to 62 cents per pound for adult hair and 80 cents for kid That there may be further chang es in the mohair program was indi cated by the OPA statement cleared and Issued through the facilities of the War Information The difficulty in establishing Sec ROAD TO BERLIN and bypassed Marshal is A Japanese broadcast said AllieJ amphibious forces landed Thursday morning on the Mapia David BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lcss 700 miles sollltl front 322 miles from the eastern suburbs of France 495 miles from front 601 miles from 4Southern France G08 miles from interest In the election of men to important Here is an he to cast votes in the Administra tion of the states affairs by the election of the attorney We are given a part in the supreme court by the selection of an as sociate In filling the office of the district we arc chasing ft man for enforcement oi nnd in electing a tax we are selecting a man who touch es the life of every Elect ing a county we are considering persons closest to the welfare of the people in tax and local Candidates on the official bal lot for consideration today arc For attorney ccneral Grover Scl lers and Jesse Martin associate Tokyo Paean and Acicuan in the justice of supreme court Gordon Marianas Ponape in the Carolines Simpson nnd Richard for 17th district Sam Russell nnd Clyde Garretl district MacArthur made no mention of an attempt to invade the Mapla Islands cast of report Tokyo Enemy told of a third car rier raid on In Washington Rear Navy Inventory control complained the Navys war hi the Pacific is being handicapped by the failure to olitain necessary He said the navy as sumed the war would last at least until the end of warplanes raided the outer fringes of square miles of the central Pacific ocean controlled hy Japan seven months ago but now dominated by Ihe American Targets included Wake is land 150 miles south of terference after assurances as solemn as they were German units attacked Romanian units and even machinegunned the peaceful population of villages and the Jullu leader of the pea sant party who joined the new gov ernment a few days said In broadcast statement that Romania had sacrificed more than men to German Chaos In the with ir reparable harm to the German war was evident In these oth er reported Berlin achnoivlcdffcd a blj retreat was underway by Nail divisions trylnjr to escape ihs Soviet steamroller sliding down to the Galatl key to Bal kan and the Nails seem ed likely to give up all Roman la Bulgaria was on the verge of trying to jump on the Allied bandwagon Germany quickly reshuffled the puppet Hungarian government un der Premier Doemc Sztojay to meet the new dangers from the south reference to Romanias de sertion and Hungarys peril from the threat not only of Russian troops but Romanian soldiers eager to regain Open fighting between Hungar noruirasL 01 mm nims from the bombwrecked oil j inns and Romanlansjn put the Russians under Ma linovsky at the Galatl a 45 mile stretch of defenses prepared ceded by Romania to Hungary under Nazi dictation In was Romanus declaration of war on EUGENE MANTOOTH KILLED IN ACTION BROTHERS LIFE SAVED BY NOW IN HOSPITAL WITH HIM Close on the heels of Army noti fication that Eugene Man looth of Abilene had been killed in came news Friday of the narrow escape from death in France of his Roy Man Sergeant Mnntooth had been list ed ns missing in and was killed 27 In his par and 1397 were He had been in service seven of the last Jpht Private one three surviving brothers In broke Into the news in this cabled by the British Information ser vices Thanks to General who understood the bond between a boy and his Sergeant Flea bite today sits beside Roy Mantooth of in a hospital In The n Pomeranian twice saved his masters life In battle for Lo and was later on stretcher when the 26 yearold private was moved from the front with shrapnel Montgomery visited the hospital in saw the boy and his dog and personally ordered that they be allowed to remain together right hind a mound of with Flenhltc lying between Suddenly I felt Fleahlte race like hell across my Thats he used to do when he heard an 88 shell back to England I wouldnt take a million dollars for Flcabite said I had him in South Carolina at the j foxhole I looked We trained together and he learn screaming minnle had hit to head for a foxhole during i Thats how he saved our j Glen Smith from Ohio were watching the enemy bc we So I went rlRht after Smith taking off In the opposite After I hit the That rlRht hero we were lying east of the but were driven back into the sea by The little island group Is about 150 miles north of Manokwarl in Dutch New Guinea and 300 miles east of southern approach stone to Ihe The raid on Tokyo was made the same morning by 28 carrier The came shortly af ter the return of Lord to his com mand of the southeast Asia theater and Sir llriirc Austin Irasers assumption of command of the British far eastern relieving Sir James whn has hern conferring In with Al lied leaders on plans to up the southeast Asia said fighting In Ills theater had liern delayed hy withdrawal of equip ment for use In Despite handicaps of terrain and Joseph Stllwcll reported that In his 1944 north Burma campaign Jap ancsc were killed and victories 42nd Carl Hul sey and Thomas Haydeli tax as sessor and collector Luther Mc Millon and Patterson county precinct Leo Standard and Floyd and for precinct Houston Robertson and Lem with tile This represented 27mile advance from captured To the east and northeast Gen eral Tolbukhins forces reached the Prut river on a 70mile front be tween Lcuseni nnd the lat ter only 32 miles north of Ihe Oil the Estonian an order if the day by Frcniirr Marshal Stalin an nounced that Ivan Mas IcnniUovs third Bailie army had captured university city of the RigaTallinn rail way 100 miles southeast of Tal Estonian Stalin termed It an Important striillfrpoiul in German defenses covering the roads to the cen tral areas of and or dered a 20salvo victory salute from 221 Moscow South of on the mi Poland wiiorr Zakhorovs srcond White Russian army was a j Warsaw nnd East tho hnli letin announced the capture of 40 j picked up from the Bucharest ra The Romanian government asks Romanians o take an ac tive part In Ihe liberation of their country and expresses Us confidence in the nation at this critical and its confi dence that the Romanian army will fight courageously against he Germans and that the civil ian population will offer its re Ihe broadcast News that German planes had attacked the capital came over the same Romanian troops were surrender Ing in droves to the Russians and Sec I On tin diMiitruratlnr southern Bucharest radio reports Romanian troops now arc actively assist IIIK the BORDEAUX FREED Information reaching this bor rirr town today from the FFI sail Frances fourth largest had been Capture of Bordeaux by French and American forces also uas reported Thursday by the French radio at but no confirmation has yet eome from official MOSI POWERFUL FLAMETHROWER USB TO SAVE INFANTRY LIVES IN FRANCE The British took secrecy wraps off the firebreathing 41 ton Chuclilll lank mounted flame thrower callable of hurling its lelhai blnzc 450 lect ahead and even around The potent British weapon was Introduced to the Germans Nor mandy since then It has been with what the British in formation services reported the new wrarmn called It the most an orthodox with no cut powerful flame In t he i in The announcement said the Brlt to burn out slnuigjish first used flamethrowers to points of the Atlantic wall and save infantry tho Crocodile uses a special new type of Us flames ran be ricocheted off a nearby in the mailer of a billiard to burn out pillboxes j put a coastal battery out of action in the Dieppe raid and have been working on Iheir development ever through Hitlers strongpoinls T nnd winiu wiit lyniK anese were Kiiiru miu Another time Sergeant scented t miles His a bunch of Jerries creeping up onversed the hell of a he I His warning enabled up lo the Nipponese gave the Allies The British supply council npn annv stall In the annouhccnicni and trenches deadly effect in burniiiK a path j The flame mm Is mounted on a for British and Canadian forces standard Churchill with th in In first with hand 1 In that area two years fuel carried in an armored trailer The flame equipment ran ho Jettisoned in case oi need and the tank can operate thereafter a One eminent British pnmoxesi irank Sturdy hastened his of feet I death by his untiring efforts In development of flame the British Information services re The Germans got the benefit of It all on DDay at Hplus35 hours when the newly rolled ashore on ;