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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                August Quota Sales yesterday August Sales Abilene Reporter -fttwg "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. KJJIV, NO. 76 A TEXAS 3-U, NEWSPAFSfl ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1944 -TWENTY PAGES Associated Prat tAP) t'nitei rreti (Vf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS .WestexFair Opens 9-Day Today This is the day that the We, 1 Texas Fair opens for a iiin day run of entertainment an nine days fi Ihe first time in its histor; and for the first show sin  German resistance short of (he famous Siegfried line, or" West Wall, on (he German frontier itself 55 miles cast ol Sedan. The Mouse apparently was crossed between the Germans broke into France in Charleyille, and hard-rilling Yank armored units (hen fanned out against botll (owns just five miles from (he Belgian border. A rabble of disorganized Germans was melting in the path of the in an effort to get into Ger- many, field dispatches said. Matching the speed of Lt. Gens. Courtney H. Hodges and George S. Palton Jr., British tanks broke loose into the open plains of Picardy, and advancing GO miles in two days cap- lured the cathedral and industrial city of Amiens, where the "Black Day" defeat of the German army in 1918 induced Germans to make their first bid for peace. From a strong bridgehead across the historic Somme at Amiens, Lt. Gen. Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor's armor plunged on 10 miles to Corbie, 55 miles from the Belgian bor- der, and virtually sliced off half the Germans buzzbomb coast. The Canadians, driving straight through Rouen, ticked off 16 miles to Buchy, only 17 miles south ol Dieppe, and a third of the way across Le Havre peninsula. Supreme Headquarters had no Immediate confirmalliJti of luo report that Sedan was reached, but latest accounts from the field said the Americans were sweeping on to the northeast from Relma, Inon, Ohalims and Vltry on a 80-mile front, unchecked and scarcely hindered by totally disorganized Germans. The Americans were simnly motoring along In thplr tanks ana armored cars, occasionally ciicotinlfrlng suicide squads, usually made up of a few riflemen and nn anti-tank gun, at the cross roads. PATTON NEAR LINE AT ST. OIZIER The spearhead near Sedan was the second aimed at the Reich, for it was announced earlier that Gen. ration's Tliiril nrmy had reached St. Dizzier, 40 miles from the old MaKlnot line and m luilcj I from Ihe Reich. Some field an-1 counts raid this column was fight- ing only 70 miles from the Siegfried line in Germany. Even lhe.sc sem.'itional accounts apparenlly were behind the actual strides of Gen. Divight D. howcr's armies fighting along fl winding 270-raile front. Palchy communications hindered tl-.e receipt, of field dispatches, and even field commanders were re- ported idling at their headquarters lor want of word Irom the fast- striking columns. The Germans were being thrown completely out of France, buzzbomb coast and also liirown back into Belgium with Eiicli aitoimhing Ask Liquor Stores To Close on V-Day AUSTIN. Aug. Trx- s liquor control board today call- d upon alcoholic beverage, dealers o co-operate in Ihe celebration of closing up shop for 48 lours. The hoard's nrllon was in the orni of a resohuion, unanlmou.siy wsi'd, acknowledging that It had 10 power "to diclnte" hours during alcoholic lievcraRes may be old, other than as provided by ilW." SeaN'lSrteifill HITLER'S S-YKAR-OLI) "FOHTIIKSS KtJROI'E" CRUiMK- of five years arc licing wiped out advances oil four major fnnils in Europe as (lie war cn- Allinl hands. While Allied armies advance in north and soulli, French Forces of the Interior are attacking German garrisons in France. Dates on the map indicate major inva- tcrs ils sixth year. I'oland, the war began, is nearly sions and conquests of Allied forces since El Alnuicin in 1912. half retaken. Italy, once an Axis partner, is practically in   

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