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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                iTfLfMATS yOL. LXIV, NO. 71 Abilene SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A TEXAS NEWSPAm ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1944-FORTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated press J'nited Prea (V.F.) PRICE FIVE CENTS garia ers Bui j.__'.---- Last Nazi Gun Stilled in Paris azis Nazis Surrender to Qen. LeClerc By JAMES F. KING SUPREME HEADQUAR- TERS ALLIED EXPEDI- TIONARY FORCE, Aug. last enemy ma- chinegun was stilled in Paris tonight, French and American infantry stalked the last few stragglers and snipers, and the Germans admitted tlrey had cleared out of the capiial which they had held tinder an iron rule first summer of the war. The German garrison in pSis that surrendered to' the American corps commander nnd the French Gen. Jacques Leclerc was estimated at men. fe German strong point still out in the Champigny sector five miles east southeast of Paris and there was sporadic fighting with some small groups of Germans In the northeastern 'and northirest- ern suburbs. A number of. isolated Eiders was being hunted down. As the military' cleaned out the last resistance, French political leaders moved in to reorganize the Palis government, and Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley's forces began the task 'of. helping to teed and the city. i Food stocks enougn to feed Paris for ten days were on the way lo a population which had hungered since H rnse last Sat- urday agair.st the German gar- i kern and bring tho fight for frce'tlom to a swifl conclusion. Gen. Charles DC Gaulle, long tlic symbol of resistance in the minds of (he Frencii, walked down the Champs-Elysccs today a shot rang .out as he or- Darne cathedral, The Free French radio at Paris said, There was an answering vol- ley, but the shot was reported to be an accidental one, and 1 %'Jivds remained calm. The first 3.000 tons of food ar- rived in Allied convoys, and Trench nuUioritics began organization to Iced the population in communal restaurants. f dozen different newspapers re- ft- 'eared in Paris, including such well known prewar names as "Fi- "Oeuvre" and "Populaire." (French forces of the interior were heard broadcasting over the Vichy radio that, they had liber- nft that seat of French puppet government and food was on the way. the Federal Communications commisiic-n reported.1' Even as (lie final .shots of liber- si ion echoed through the city last Paris threw iteolf into a car- nuffil of celebration that equalled nny in its Ions and often gay, oft- Sec PARIS, Pg. 4, Col. 5 Sellers, Simpson Win State Races Copyright, 1944, by Texas Election Bureau DALLAS, Aug. 27 to the Texas Elec- tion Bureau at a.m. from 229 out of 254 counties in the state, including 91 complete, show the following totals for candidates in Saturday's second Democratic primary election. Sellers, SUPREME Simpson, (See page 4 for returns by SAM RUSSELL WINS THIRD TERM IN LOWER HOUSE Sam Russell of StephDnville, seek- ing his third term in congress Irotn the nth district, yesterday defeated Clyde Gavrett o! Eastland whom he defeated two years ago. With five counties complete, Russell held a total of votes to Garretrs Pearson Leads in Legislature Race L. E. Pearson led Omar Burkett, Incumbent, to for the democratic nomination for state rrtfcscntative of district 107 on in- complete returns last night. Pc.lr.'on led 2.744 to 2.127 111 East- land county more than half the voles counted and In Callalian coimty. with approximately 40 voles oii Eurkett led 661 to 502. Callahan Conanche EaaKatli Eralh Fisher Hamilton .Tones Nolan Palo Pinto 435 271 34S 874 663 402 770 Russell 874' HaydenWins ln42dRace Thomas K. Abilene at- torney and rancher, former mayor and city attorney, yesterday won the office of district attorney of the 42d judicial district over Carl P, Hulsey, Taylor county judge. Returns from the three countU-s. _........._ with two small boxes in Shackel- I Shackclford ford and three small boxes !n Cal-1 Stephens lahrtn unreported, gave the follow-: Taylor ing totals: Totals 1IAYDEN HULSEY Results In otner congressional Returns by cauntlcs: run-off races tabulated by the Tex- TAYLOR Haydcn: as Election bureau at a.m, 2944. Sunday were: 800; Hulsey DISTRICT from all Russell was in the lead in 10 of the 12 counties comprising the 17th district. He was ahead m Taylor, Shackelford, Palo Pinto, Nolan, Jones, Hamilton, Pisher, Erath, Co- manche and Callahan. Garrett re- ceived the higher in 'Eastland and in Stephens. Of these, Taylor, Ste- phens, Palo Pinto, Erath and Co- manche were complete. All votes were in except two box- es in Callahan, about 80 votes in Kastland, eight boxes in Fisher, 75 votes in Hamilton, nine boxes in Jones, 10 votes in Palo Pinto, and one box a! Shackelford. By counties, voting- was Garrett WINNERS 475 907 831 760 THOMAS E. HAYDEN 48d District Attorney 485. Hayden Hulsey 457. Japan Mourns FaieofTruk Associated Press War Editor New air blows within 750 miles of Tokyo were announced by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz yesterday while the JapanesE: radio bemoaned the fate of the great, pnrrison at Truk. isolated in the central Carolines bv the American advance acros the Pacific. The Weather U 3 DJiPAUTMKNT OF COMMERCE WEATHER ItlJRCAU AB1LEXF. AXn VICINITY: 1'artly cloudy S u nil ay ami Monrtay. TEMrEUATL'RES Sal. Frf. Sat. Frf. A M. HOUR P.M. Rfi R-: i........ ai HI Kli go si Kfi I........ HI IH 77 CM in rtl 12 counties including six complete: Patton 15.514 Picket 20.054 DISTRICT from 12 of 15 counties including six complete: Mansfield 12990 Sulak Icmprraltirrs to n p. Pat Patterson Gains 4th lerm C. O. (Pntl Patterson was re- clnctcrl for a fourth term as county lax assessor and collector in the on- ly Taylor coimty run-off primary contest. He defeated Luther McMlIIon, former deputy sheriff. P.ittrrsim polled Totes (o .HcHIillon's complete returns showert. In the commisioners race, for pre- cinct 2 Houston Robert- son won with 518 votes over Lem Dudley's 473. Plo.vri Tatn won over Leo Stand- ard in 3 (Tuscolal, with 340 vottts to Standard's 246. Tnylor ronnty voters supported Grover Sellers in the race for at- torney "cncral with Jesse E. Mar- tin i-.oHin? only 2.551 votes to Sel- lers' Gordon Simpson took 2.993 voles in the run-off for associate justice and Richard CriU. C. O. (PAT) PATTERSON Tax Assessor-Collector Merkel Soldier in Pacific Wounded MERKEL, Aug. 2G- Marine Sgt. Edward R. Reynolds was wounded in action on July 26 in the South Pacific, the War department IMS notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Reynolds. He enlisted at Abilene July 21, 1940, and trained at, San Diego, Calif. He was at Harbor at time of the attack and was i later stationed a; a at Occan- calif., for rhout three months, retiM'ninfr in the listtle zone in the I Smith Pacific, Germans Hurled Nearer to Reich By JAMES M. LONG SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITION- ARY FORCE, Sunday, Aug. Allied armies, having broken across the Seine river barrier on a 200-mile front, herded (he once-indomitable Germans before them today in a battle of pursuit that swirled steadily nearer to the Reich's frontiers. "The elimination of the German Seventh army as a fight- ing entity has decided the battle of declared Su- preme Headquarters in warning the little duchy of Luxem- bourg and the French frontier provinces of Alsace and Lor- raine that they soon "may become a theater of war. South France Battle Hits Final Phase By NOLAM) NORGAARD ROME, Aug. The battle of southern France Entered its final phase today as the Americans .deeply up the Rhone valley race to cut oil Ihe fleeing Ger- man forces below Lyon. LI. Gen. Alexander M. Patch's fast-moving Seventh army already had freed all of southern France east of the Rhone below newly-cap- tured Avignon and Brlancon, the latter only five miles west ol the Italian frontier, and now controlled more than sauare miles of territory. The German high command said, "in the Rhone valley se- vere fighting Is in progress with enemy mechanized formations which arc trying to intercept our movements in the direction of Lyon. There was no comment from Patch's headquarters on this or on a German report that an American column from tlic cast had broken into the Rhone val- ley near fllontelimar, nearly 50 miles north ol Avignon and less than 85 below Lyon, and was astride (he highway and rail routes of German retreat. It was perhaps significant, how- ever, fluit UJR Allied command had given no intimation whatever for three days on the activities of the mechanized American tp.sk force which in the first week of the Aug. 15 invasion drove 140 miles deep in- to (lie enemy's east flank to Gren- oble. i Sonic unconfirmed border re- ports have placed this force as far j northward as the Swiss-French ,hc formidable frontier, but a swing I from which they exprrfrrl to down the Lsp.rc river from Grenoble j (he into ,jie son to the Hhnne would be a logical from Robot rnmlj. from development.) I n'hirh tombs have been hurled fit Already the American mva.sion i perimet'T was mere than 300 miles What there Is left of the Ger mans in northwest France Is hang- ing like meat on a butcher's hook, waiting to be cut down." said a high officer at British field head- quarters. .Southeast of Paris there was brisk fighting on the northeast bank of the Seine between the American bridgeheads at Corbell and Melun ns the enemy strove to delay the American advance. The ragged remnants of the Ger- mans remaining on the southwest bank of the river at its mouth were frenziedly trying to cross in day- trnops closed enexorably in for the kill. Rut all the German efforts werr of n sporadic nature horn of the knowledge of their ulti- mate futility. Only (he hurried survivors of the Normandy debacle nnd a handful of divisions of Hie mice-mighty 15th army guard- ing: the rocket coast slnod br- fore the Americans, HrHish and Americans across the. Seine over at least six hrlelge- ivrst ami southeast of I'aris. Tlic British in a spectacular 'Ifl-mJIc forced inarch in six hours forced a crossing of the Seine at Vcrtion, ten miles nnrtlmcxl of the slranp; Ameri- can bridgehead at Mantes, ami turned loose another power fill force .iRiHJi.sl the Grrmaiw scrambling from their channel forts, The German Air force, possibly sensing that the panic is up In France and these forces may have (rouble even reaching Germany, threw its planes into some of the greatest aerial battles since D-Day and lost 93 Friday, most of them in northwestern France. Few enemy planes sighted today, indicating that the groggy German air force no longer can keep up such furious Infighting. The big port of I.e Havre was being abondoneci by land and srn, Inif-c convoys were on the movr from Rouen and Dieppe toward Amiens and Reims, find pntinrliig allied war planes shnh up lift morn tanks and 349 vehicles In the, last 24 1 lours. The Germans, wifh HIP Seine bridgehead threatening them with F'ACES MURDER CHARGES William MclMahan, 27, charged with the murder of Luther Collins, is held in jail here awaiting investigation by the Sept. i term the 42d dis- trict court grand jury. Collins died in a local hospital follow- ing injury in the city jail where McEYIahan is charged with having' stomped him. Both men had been jailed for drunkenness. in extent from the Rhone delta area throiiRh Orrnohlr and Briancon. and down to Annbe.s 011 the coast beyond Cannes. The Allied drive menacing Pas- Dp-Calais, nest, of the bombs, roincklof] with a lull in the atiark.1; nn London and southern inrliralinc that already tin's thrust Seventh Armv columns aided j naynu, dividends. French pnmoUs appeared lo be roaming widely, seeking out nnd dc.strovii.R the. di.sorRaniv.ed Ger- mans wherever they could he found. Thorp thai the every indication filling the See FRANCE, I'K. Bessarabia Reconquered DON DON, Sunday. Aug. M1) Russian troops virtually recon- quered nJ] Bcwarnbiii yesterday, hurling the Germans across the lower Danube, on a broad front, be- tween the Prut and the Rlack ?ea, nnd overrunning 350 towns nncl vil- lages where scores of thousands of Germans and Romanians quit the Moscow's rnmniuninue an- nounced that at least 81.000 prisoners n-rrr (alien during tho day, including five Romanian divisions of prrhajis men irhfrh .surrendered with all their arms. Swiftly exploiting one of the ffreatot vklorlrs, Ihr Russians on the seventh day of their offensive, aimed at 1 nipping1 entirr armies in the hnil killed or captured nwirly Ger- mans and Romanians, and hacking to pieces tin- remnants of encircled Nazi divisions snullnvcsl of fallen Chisinail, now far in the roar nf advance units driving Inward Hiichar- cst. Most of (lie Domanian prisoners _ probably will be reonfmizert into j their usual divisional strriipth of 000 men and hurled flip m- treallnti Germans at She order of KiiiK Mihfii's new pro-filly govern- ment, declni'atloji of war the Reich sped the col- lapse of tin1 Rjilkiin front. i Other Romanian units already have seized ihe Carpathian moim- I tain pact's letuliiu; from liomania I tn Huncnry a slr.tJ-irirut .Uti- j iiiK (he Rnssiar.s in ininiliila- tiou of i-ntire Axis Mnht, of I DP and vil- IriKCh f n'r-y thr Cnrprithnn above Ihe CJalatt Rnp, fhe hiiliftin ilkc.ltv-cd. ut Peace Terms Requested of U.S., Britain By WADE WERNER s LONDON, Aug. The Germans' Balkan front caved in tonight as Bulgaria ordered Nazi troops out of the country and Romanians seized the Carpathian mountain passes and did batlle with their former allies who were trying to escape the Russian onslaught. (The Bulgarian domestic radio, in a broadcast recorded by the U. S. Federal Com- munications commission, said (hat German troops in Bul- garia already had been dis- armed by. Bulgarian forces and' confirmed that Bulgaria had approached the United States and Brifain for ierms on withdrawing from the Bulgaria's formal withdrawal from the war was expected hourly, but the Moscow radio Indicated she already was as good as out, an- nouncing that she had adopted an attitude of strict "neutrality" and planned to disarm any who did not leave ths country peaceably. Bulgarian nbillly to enforce IMs position was an open question but there have been reports of exten- sive withdrawals of German forces from that country In recent weeks, so that those remaining might not be able to put up effective resist- ance. The broadcast Soviet state- ment, most concrete of tho many current reports concern- Ing; P.alksr.B, said Bucha- rest WEI firmly held by the new pro-allied Romanian govern- ment, thai the old premier. Gen. Ion Antoncscu was undc- ar- rest in King: Kihat's palace, that Romanian troops now held the Carpathian mountain pass- es that had been (he Germans' strongest line of hope for de- fense against (he Kcd Army. An earlier report from the an fascist agency STEFANI via thu Swish Telegraph agency had said Antonr-scu had been assassinated in the coup that turned Romania from the German to the allied camp Wednesday. Gen. Hnnsen. head of the German military mission to Romania, and other Germans in Bucharest have been Interned, Moscow said, and 'Bucharest is firmlv held by the new government of Gen. Sanates- cu." although the Germans wera still shelling the city with anti-air- craft cnly artillery they were bombing the mili- tary barracks. Pointing tiic way to the next likely Balkan development, the Kussians said German and Hungarian forces were feverish- ly erecting defenses in Transyl- vania In the territory Hungary look from Romania in 1910 un- der .1 Hitler "aiv.irfl." Authoritative sources in Lon- don suit! there was no informa- tion Indicating any quick crack- up nf Hungary, but that on the contrary the Nazis could be ex- pected lo stirfrn the Hungarian spines now (hat Hungary's old enemy, Uomanm, is no longer Sec BALKANS, Tg. 4, Col. 4 Road to Berlin By The Associated Press Russian front 322 miles tfrom Warsaw's eastern suburbs) France 495 miles 'fioni front 601 mllw (from Moi-cni-pi 4------Southern France 60S miles (from Briancon) 1 p. m. Friday on Texa hu curtain lifts Friday at 1 p. m. or, ihe 1944 West Texas the first-time in three years. And for the first time in its his- tory, Ihe West Texas Fair offers a nine-day prosram. A week of West exhibitions and entcrlain- has been the previous record. The entire nine-day period is lilt- ed witli a proKrain deticncd to in- terest ro'idents of this West Texas personnel, Abilcu- lans, Abilenc's neighbors. forecasts are alinve the If (h? variety volume of the "ID ac'rrs of any fraujrc. Special days hlKhlls-lit the fclr's program. It lias Us iMSSInnlnp wllli War Bond anil War Chest day, on i Friday, slept. 1, for this theme ivill IIP vnvrn Into the openlnj; parade, dmrnl-wn. at fi o'clock In the afternoon. Sharing the wartime spotlight, will be a Pioneer parade section devoted to tribute to those pioneers who launched the West Texas exposition with their com- munity exhibition of agricultural products and liandiwork in a down- town store building in the summer of 18B4. Sept. 1 also is the date for the initial show oft the annual Texas Palomino Horse' show, a four-day event which is one of the Fair's foremost atlracllons. Sept. 2, Saturday, has been rtpsifr- nated as Palomino day, for that Is the day that tlic breeding classes are being JtidgcrJ before Uie grand- stand, in the afternoon, with an- other colorful p.ll-Paloinino in the evening. Saturday also Is Sheep and Goat Raisers' day, for it Is on this date that the fhccp and coat show is to be JnriRCd. Sunday Is Ihe sabbath. On this day, the West Texas Fair Rates will he open only from p. m. lo 6 p. the afternoon. "No West Texas Fair shows, rxhiliits, stables, cattle darns, he open Sun- day mornine or Sunday even- illir.' Fair officials- have an- nounced. At Sunday afternoon, the thirr! program of the Texas Palo- mino shows will be staged before tin pranristand. This has been plan- ned largely for Uie benefit of sol- diers, hundreds of whom come to Abilene on the week ends with lit- tle to find in the way of recreation nnd entertainment. In fact, West Texas Fair officials explain, entertainment for thous- ands of soldiers and ll.clr families, plus the need for focusing Rreater attention at this time on the live- stock Industry which has been so Important in West Texas' procession of progress and which is so vital to the war program, was motivation for revival of the fair in 1944 after a three-year intermission. In this connectio i, commercinl- Ixatinn has been kept at a minimum. III. will be the West Texas Fair Rate, jat. (id cents lincluriinp. taxi for (civilians, and 30 rents rincludiiiR j taxi for military personnel and 1 children, which will finance the ex- position. The Wr.sf Texas ,-is- sociafion has from its inception i been a non-profit, organization, rie- j voted to n program of bnJJdlnj? In- terest In livestock and acricullure, plus recreation for the people of this section. So this year's policies mean that there Is a free grandstand, free parking Fair is free ex- cept for ihe entrance gate. Sept. 4. is Herelord Day. Judging of Ihe rn- {tries come from some of the slate's I Uncst at a. m. Hereford Breeders share the first I Monday of .September honors with j Labor. For this dju- in, Labor D.iy, and liie West Texas Fair takes special note of the oc- casion. Tuef.d.v f'hildren's Day. Mom- mies and daddlrs are nrcrd on; this day to (heir kiddles to! Ihe fan--and make I', a family parly. Ir. liow in tlin evening, both at Ihe free grand- stand. Saturday -Tprsry Day, and Traveling Men's Day. The Jprscys will he Judgrd In thft mornlnp, anil the dosing afternoon nnd evening cntrr- tainmcnt arc rncfi and the Hor.sc shuw. Traveling .Mrn's Day is a enstntn .11 old as tlio Wchl Texas J-'alr. These com- mercial salesmen, hundreds of whom live in Abilene and have headquarters here, but irlio sel- dom arc in Aliilene. always come home for their day at the Fair. The Travelers have been so loyal to the West Texas Fair that their niMjsung has, especially in seme lean years, had a major part in the ex- position's success, veteran Fair workers explain. Besides livestock1 ths West Tcxns Fair will have other educational exhibits, military ex- nnd commercial exhibits lot the- interest of visitors. Bill Hamcs shows will play the midway this year. The Fair Park Supper Club, fea- turing Eddie Oliver and his 19- plece bund from Chicago's Edge- water Beach hotel, and five top flight door show act.s, will open the evening ot Scpi. 2, to run through the Fair's dosing.   

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