Abilene Reporter News, September 3, 1944

Abilene Reporter News

September 03, 1944

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 3, 1944, Abilene, Texas * Hiller Expected to Announce Crossing of Nazi Frontier by Patton in Speech loday I I I IIV/I LarV     ,.....  ,w    nlarr    ,m»n    soldiers    were    “determined    to    present    the    enemy    from    enters LONDON, Sept. 2—(AP)- Adolf Hitler, reported by German diplomats,    t'S'MS?' „______  There    was    no    advance    notification    by    Nae!    pressor/adio Mn-ice_s that announce the crossing of the German frontier by Ll. Gen. 0*°^ j Hitler wwild »p< holy b, Lisbon today to be planning a sensational speech Sunday, probably will » the crossing of the <    A    . u1 .... Patton’s tanks and summon the German people to battle on the! Z»sthssSS!SSiSiSiSS trouty, I* expected to offer his nation .hat n nuvaitvv uvv**»vmw-- — %/    -    . 'ak. but for security reasons there has not been an. !< any When hTStt spoke over the radio dramatically in the early morning of July 21 after the alleged attempt on his life the only advance notice wag tacht(mg! achtung The fuehrer w„ speak rn a>Um mm,urea Several times his speeches have been printed in the press onl.y a.ter • they had been made at an unstated time and place    ,    . "He should have plenty to tell his folks, said an authorial ource, “and if he hurries, he ran tell them    »v« Ile had better hurry if he is going to rail for a fight British source, border. WOn the occasion o! the fifth anniversary of the oulbrrak of the war. Col. Gen Heinz Gudenan. chief of ‘he pe^a^army^general stalin ^    Or.-    had-o fight man soldiers were “determined to prevent the enemy from en*erin* GerGuder1an said the task of stopping the Allies would be «olved if the whole German people jointly defended its country. The Nazi armored specialist concluded his appeal by sating I hope von will preserve the impetus of youth and the belief in 'he fuehrer. This war is bring waged for your Germany, your future and your welfare. You have to fight tor Germany as almost every German generation h» SAVE WASTE PAPER Bundle papers and magazine* For pick-up Sunday ®he Abilene Reporter J       o    cmrif    mr    rn    WORLD    I    X    \( SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR XVI I I IOFFTNST TO TRIENDS OR I OE ss WE SKI ICH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS GORS "-Byron VOL. LX1V, NO. 78 A TEXAS HfWgy«  ,   ■■Bk A WE PUSH INTO BELGIUM ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MOENING. SEPTEMBER 3. 134-1 -THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS AsrociotH Pre, MD t utted pTe%s (U.pj PRICE HY E CENTS Finland Pledges Peace; Nazis to GERMANS UNLEASH NEW FREAK AERIAL WEAPON Soviet Truce TermsYetto Be Disclosed LONDON. Sept. 2—(AV-The Germans steered two explosive-packed aircraft against England last night > t hr first known blow at this country aith a new freak terror weapon controlled by a pickaback pilot plftllw.    A    Atm. The general opinion was that this was not the highly-advertised “vengeance weapon No. 2, but possibly a substitute. tThe Air and Home security ministries, identifying e queer machines as probably “lower component of composite aircraft,” said they did little damage and caused no casualties. The new weapon aroused no fears here, ana there even was some faint hope that resort to so unwieldy and costly a device might be a tacit • admission bv the Germans that their V -2 had failed as a successor to the robot bombs. With the robot bomb-launching coast being rapidly overrun by Allied armies in France, the robot attack on London ceased for many hours. Anxious to keep details on performance of the new weapon from the Germans, the government announcement gave no indication of the destructive force of the device, but press reports said one of the two that landed in England fell in an open field and caused a very heavy blast. The sky monstrosity first was reported a month ago from France, where a Messerschmitt 109 fighter was seen in flight hooked on top of a twin-engined Junkers 88 bomber which had been stripped of equipment and packed with an estimated 8,000 pounds of explosive. The two aircraft were rigged to take off together with one man in the single-engined fighter guiding the whole thing until near the target. Then he to supposed to release the unoccupied bomber and let it glide or power-crash against his objectne._ fifth Captures Pisa 8,000 GO THROUGH FAIR’S Hole Punched In Gothic Line By the Associated Press LONDON. Sept. 2—Premier Hantti Hackzell of Finland told the nation tonight that peace must be made with Russia and that the Germans had decided to withdraw’ from Finland. He said he did not yet know what Russia's peace terms DOLLING UP FOR V-DAY would be, but that Moscow up “has not asked unconditional surrender.'' Speaking on the radio after a meeting of the Finnish parliament, Hackzell declared: Washington is getting all dolled ^celebrate the coming victory over Germany, ‘ apito1 dome, in background of photo above, |v,st t;ccjyc,Kun d. Workman in foreground is fixing up :a food !Wit thvt will illuminate the dome when news that \ -Day \s here ____ Radio Places lanks Over Nazi Frontier LONDON, Sept. 2— fAP)— American troops raced into Belgium tonight and punched through the old Trench Magi-not line on the German border, beginning the battle tor Germans s “inner fortress.” At the same time, German diplo. mats in Lisbon announced Adolf Hitler would make a sensational speech'1 Sunday. (The clandestine Gcrman-language Radio Atlantik. in a broadcast heard by NBG, said Allied tanks already had I crossed the German border Saturday afternoon, presumably in the former no-manVland between the Maginot line and the German Westwall or Siegfried line.)    .    ,    .    , Tho drive into Belgium was in two columns which already were less than tfi miles from Brussels, whence the Germans were fleeing. Scattered resistance was put up at the border. In northwestern France British anti Canadian troops un® Asfast rolling up the robot bomb sites which have been shower* I inc explosives on London since mid-June German troops were reported withdrawing from the Netherlands as well as Belgium, flooding the country in then effort to delav the onslaught nu Germany s ow soil. , .._____. .....tinnil ha11lf iirnt ramr from Berlin Itself. wav fighting " ROME, Sept. 2—(AP)—The ’American Fifth Army lashed out in a new offensive today, burst across the Amo in a «*/ide front, seized Pisa and stormed dominating heights on the east in concert with a new drive by the famed British Eighth army through a 20-mile hole in the Gothic line. f As thf whole Italian front flamed into action, the vaunted Gothic line—which Field Marshal Gen. Albert Kcsselring had ordered held for three more weeks to hold open a route of escape through the Brenner pa**   appeared crumbling; on both the east and west. Taking advantage of German preoccupation with the smashing offensive of the British. Canadians and Poles at the Adriatic end of ®ie line. the Americans first launched a flanking movement across the Amo. Threatened with encirclement, the Germans hastily evacuated historic Pisa, famed for its Leaning lower. Kesselring had ordered Pisa Termly held and the Nazis there had rained artillery fire on the attacking Americans who had held the cit v s southern outskirts on the south side of the Amo since July -The special announcement of Visa's fall said Americans had driven four miles beyond to the Ser-chio river. Negro troops of the 92nd U. S. division, making their first appearance in the battle line, stormed up ■the southeast slopes of Monte Pisano, from whose frowning heights the enemy has lobbed shells into the American lines during the long stalemate on this front. Simultaneously, American-horn Japanese in another Fifth *9 army column swung across the river and occupied the southwestern slones. The Pisano mass lies east and north of Pisa. western anchor of the Allied lines. e This drive was no sideshow, but a full-scale offensive co-ordinated With the Eighth and designed to overrun the maze of mine fields, pillboxes and barbed wire entanglements of the mountains and spill out ‘into the plains in the valley of the PO. A two-day total of between uz : seven nays    ""G^Vn^tntal    stern"    President'RI*to Rytl and his and H thousand paid attendant. | optimtotlc wttante    f JIm total ■ mlgned early ,„ Aaa- “The military and political situation made it necessary fee us to try to find a solution. In April the situation was not sn had. hut as a result of the Soviet offensive in June our forces had to be withdrawn." It was in April that Finland re-12 : seven days prove as successful the jected Russian peace term* as too GATES; ANIMALS JUDGED Unlike Their Dads- YANKS OF '44 GOING TOO FAS! TO SEE GAY PAREE last night had completely erased gate may be reached by next Sat any qualms West Texas Fair asso- urda\ night elation officials relight have had about staging this year’s big show. The fair is packing in visitors in numbers far exceeding those of earlier events and if the remaining Robert McClesky Reported Missing Association manager Grover Nelson estimated Saturday’s afternoon and night crowd at better than 8,000 and this figure was set in mid evening, before Supper Club attendance had reached its oeak. Almost 4000 persons trekked through the pay-gate Friday opening night. Fair hours tomorrow are from list and Finland’s famous old Field Marshal Baron Carl Gustav Man-: nerheim became president and named Hackzell premier on Aug. 8 Ever since then. Finland has been reported seeking some way of escaping from the war. month* there and in the Ai my of A member billon, he , jlt ‘.Vu sr' ne.r°Lon|CV, ?—hfvon'd lh. M»,lnol Un, and    '""Ljjj Luxembourg jar, site of much Nazi Indus* \ v.rengin. the is hr, -i ful Soviet armies were massed opposite north-1 p land "The Third White Russian army under the 36-year-old Jewish Un, «P«TL Jn Jv.n Cm-r1rl.4kl-.ov,k; . .email? *U on th, EMI PrUM sian border. Naxis Try to Get 'Far Behind' Front Line* t .,_I,,    americans and Brit- most In ruins with the defection of Lh hid unlMshrt a new ollen.slve. Romania where Russian troops hat. , L pk» id Doming through inundated the plains leading toward C,*JS, SS In the^SwS s Oo “ Hungary and southern Germany to un, Now th, wav to lh, Po val- and are drawn up aion* th, Bul-♦ Ur, Mort ti w is oncn    garian frontier. ley in the north ^ pc ......... | Bulgaria itself was In a dnnger- t rying to wriggle out V Iii Vile MViV*# w-    « German rear guards In southern T.rr-wnh a declaration or mss ft sr - — -I -    ss    st    ss    ss. ws bearer nu lh, bat.lei.elda of tho    r7‘the unrthoast. Germany. Alane*Marne. St Mrttlel and Meu*s- Iron der Bs    Alex-1    *.......... and rhaieau-Thierry of- U. » troops uim« Private Robert McClesky. 23, son of Mrs. Vina McClesky, 2741 Hickory. is missing in action in France, his family was notified as yesterday. The official notification came to his wife, who with their eight- Speaking directly to his countrymen tonight. Hackzell said the military situation also has become 12 30 to 7 p rn. The Palomino horse worse for Germany, which now has show, a free grandstand attraction, to use all her available forces for starts at 2:30 and the exhibits and the defense of her homeland, midway will be open.    “Many    German forces no Judging of Palomino breeding longer believe in victory, classes and sheep and goats high- "Therefore, a new phase has be-lighted Saturday afternoon activi- gun in German-Finnish relations ties and the second of four Palo- ... It is not possible for Germany mino horse show performances to give us sufficient help to stay played to a grandstand capacity in the war.” last night.    Hackzell    said nothing about a *    *    *    formal Finnish break with Ger- Golden Dude, beautiful yearling many such as had been predicted owned and exhibited by D. L. Har- in earlier Stockholm dispah hrs, alson of San Angelo was named but said former President Ryti s grand champion stallion of the agreement with Germany was no Palomino show’. The heavy-muscled longer valid" and that RU was i colt of pronounced Quarter breed- personally responsible for it. PYT. ROBERT MCCLESKEY months-old daughter, Ba. bara Lynn, Is residing with her mother, in Mineral Wells. Private McClesky is a brother of Mrs. Bill Reidy and Mrs. Cecil Vick of Abilene. He enlisted last November after working in California shipyards several months. Born in Stamford, he has lived in Abilene since childhood. The last letter received from Mc-Vlesky was written at St. Lo, Prance Tw’o brothers of the missing infantryman are in the Seaman Wallace Reid McClesky and Seabee Ed McClesky. ing was a blue ribbon in the stock horse class. Grand championship in the mare class went to Goldie Redwood, shown by J. \V. Ferguson of Wichita Falls. The three-year-old mare was first in the stock horse class and also was of Quarter horse breeding. In the keenly contested foal class Gilbert Sanders of San Angelo won first with Golinda. B. E. Brooks of San Angelo and Haralson were the top money wincer FAIR, Pg. 8, Col. 3 He said Finland had approached Russia for an armistice after "the United States was informed and had no objections ” Stockholm dispatches said the Germans had been given until Sept. 15 to clear out of Finland. Holiday Deaths Standing at 37 Patch's Troops Lunge on Lyon ROME, Sept. 2—(J?)—Hard-driving ; American Seventh army troops drove on Lyon tonight atter capturing the Rhone valley town of Vienne, 14 miles to the south. Earlier Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Patch's Americans had thrust quickly through the village of Beau-repaire, 30 miles south of Lyon. The official announcement of the latest gains declared "action has been linked largely to enemy defense of road blocks and patrol clashes.” Nowhere in southern France was any German unit still attempting a determined stand, and even the rearguards were losing heart as the threat of being cut off from escape to the Reich grew steadily with the advance of other American forces towards the German and Swiss frontiers. On the we; t side of the Rhone river French columns continued mopping-up operations and passed Montfaucon and T o run on, both Argonne and Chateau-1 hie! fensives and was wounded in action.! By BRUCE FRANCIS Maybe they will, but again the\ may not. That is—max be they ll learn the last verse of Mademoiselle; then. they may not. We mean the Yanks of 1944 who ..ow are strutting then stuff in France where many of their dads kicked up their heels back iii 1918 Trouble Is, these modern Yanks are not going to be in France long enough to learn rv-en the first verses of that famous World War I song. that is unless they've heard their old men singing them at veterans conventions or on other erasions where said old men let down their hair for a spell. ander M Patch were within a few miles of th*' big silk center in their advance up the Rhone valley Nowhere in France had the Germans made a cohesive stand, and Berlin itself frankly said the Nazi armies were trying to grt "far behind" the western battle lines in an effort to protect the avalanche sliding toward the Reich. Germany’s Balkan edifice was Hungary was swept with sabotage and disaffection for the Axis. reports said, and underground armies were now fighting in the open in Slovakia. Both Budapest and Bucharest agreed that Romanians were attacking the Hungarians in I Transylvania. Allied pilots said reconnaissance showed the Germans were trying I to get out of Yugoslavia and Greece I before they are trapped by the Rusal- sian strides through Romania. Americans Reported in West Part of Brest IXDNDON, Sept. 2—LTV- Berlin radio said today that American troops had entered the western part of Brest, the big Brittany port, after a heavy attack Enormous" artillery preparation preceded the assault, Berlin said adding that German troops had been withdrawn from Armorique the Third army’s breakthrough into the Breton peninsula a month ago. The Germans are estimated to haxe 20.000 troops at Brest. Really. "Mademoiselle" us not ex- . juttlng inl0 thf Brest basin rn ,1 _ I _ -    twl    it actly one of the classics, and it has countless variations. Many a Yank of 1917-19 stayed in Frame from .southeast of the city proper, to horten the line” Brest, at the western tip of Brit-sicge since one to two years and was still Uarn- j jallV ^as withstood mg new versions of the song when he climbed aboard a boat for home. Sugar Scarcer WASHINGTON. Sept 2— f^i -• The Agriculture Department predicted today that supplies of sugar will be smaller next year Tile retort held out little hope for elimination of rationing until the war with Japan has been won. Still Is Uncovered Eddie Girard of Haskell county is charged there with possessing and operating an unlicensed still which | was uncovered Saturday by George W. Connell, head of the Abilene dis-trlct cl the state liquor control | WM more ttMI ZOO board, and Jim Isbell, deputy sheriff in Haskell county. The small still was found on a ranch in the county. By The Associated Press A total'of 37 fatal accidents was re-ported by 16 stat' i at the end of the ; more than 40 miles below Lyon first day of the long holiday week' Earlier end last night. Of the death., which were six above those foi the same period last year, 23 were from traffic accidents. 7 drown! gs, and 7 miscellaneous. Last year’s tot ii for the week end observation had shown that the enemy was digging some defensive po • lions around Lyon, presumably in the hope of slowing the American pursuit. Swiftness of the advance, however, might cause For a couple of months after D-Day it looked like the Yanks of 1944 were in for a long stay in France. One youngster of the current war wrote his parents not too long ago, “I rn sweating out those Russians. Looks like they re going to beat us to Paris.” While they were fighting in Normandy theie was little in common the Germans to relinquish Lyon between the vets of 1918 and the without a real fight for that famous J silk center. Hee YANKS, Pg. 8, ibl. I Pi REPORTER-NEWS WILL MOT PUBLISH LABOR DAY, SEPT. 4 No Morning or Evening popert will be published Lobor Day, Monday, September 4. In order to conserve newsprint, the Publishers of The ^por,cr' News decided to skip publication on five holidays in 1944. The Business Office will be open until 12 noon, Monday, September 4. The Editorial Department will be open after 3 p. »«•    • Norris, Liberal Lawgiver, Dead The Weather S. DEPARTMENT OI COMMERCE WEA I III K Bl RE Al ABILES I AND VK IMH:    Partly cIouqv sunday and Monday. WEST TI VAS Partly cloudy and yyind' Sunoav and Monday, tooler in the Panhandle Munday EAST It \A>:    Partly    Cloudy Sunday aud Monday. Scattered afternoon thundershower* near the upper coast Sunday. TEMPI RAT! RES HOI R    P    M. En.    Sal - Erl. «2       I      x< AM Sat. -*» - -    KO -    KO 59 3H Kit - KO :t KH oe on OI HO HO HI H-; BS Kl HI! HI HK HI ll High and loyv temperatures to 0 p m 0" and OO. High and low same date last sear:    OI    and    tiH. Sunset last ntcht H:0'!.^ Sunrise this morning. 7.15. Sunset tonight; 8.01. MCCOOK. N^br., Sept. 2—(ZP) Former Senator George W. Norris, 83. one of thf nation’s foremast liberals and a veteran of 40 years in congress, died at his home this afternoon. Norris, “father" of the Tennessee Valiev authority, and author of the “Lame Duck" amendment, had not regained full consciousness since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at his home Aug 29. He was partially paralyzed by the hemorrhage. Public funera services will br held at the First Congregational church here at 4 p.m. (CWT. Monday. Dr. Bryant Drake, president of Doane college of Crete, Neb., will deliver the sermon. Burial, in the family plot in Memorial park here, will be in charge of ti e Masonic lodge Besides Mr. Norris, his three daughters were at his home when ^ he died. Who! Will Hitler Soy? (An Editorial) One question in all minds and on all lips fur the last hours has been: “What will Hitler say?1    ,    ,    . When it was announced Saturday afternoon na Hi I would make a ’’.sensational" radio speech sometime bunclay, speculation spread like a flan** around the It mav poop out like nearly all Hit lei s m speeches since Stallin', ad. hut there is a Oe ing that t is time der fuehrer really will say something to startle the W°One man’s guess is as good as another’s. Is what Hitler is preparing to say something like the following. “I have done mv best to save Germany but n apparent to us all that we cannot hold out niuch longei “I have ordered my armies to withdraw to the Ladler lan'( Yeah, man-on invitation of the Allied armies, enforced Norris had rallied the day after the hemorrhage and was given a good chance” to recover. But thereafter he weakened steadily and had ,J«-tbio,rUriShCd by mlr‘Ven0l“ m‘ by thpB®rcatest concentration of military power in the his The white-haired lawmaker, tory of the world.)    ,    -    armi«u known as an Insurgent because of ‘“So now I can do no more I propose o> ai disregard for party lines ; tiee but since the Allies have insisted on unconditi a _...mg for his beliefs, had only UCe’ DUl    ......- ^      Thp    Ger* recently accepted the honorary fighting for his beliefs, had only    we    have little hope that it will be granted. The Ger- recently accepted the honorary render,    *    {h    t    nd    on our borders and chairmanship of the National CUI- man armies will take up hen    Thia zen*’ Political Action committee there fight in defense of the iatneiiana umu ^ with the declaration "I intend to bloodshed could be avoided GEORGE VV. NORRIS if our enemies would grant do as much as I can."    armistice terms, but since they insist on unconditional sui- He recently had declared It would render% and sincc we Witt NEV^R ^^hpfr’hlads^ cihilitv for further bloodshed must be on their neaas. This would be a typical Hitler method of putting the onus on hifenTmies. and pling h.msclf as a -rtyr and . reason-able man who loves everybody and wouldn t think ot hum d * And like all his other mad schemes it will fail. be a ‘‘tragedy" if President Roosevelt were denied a fourth term. An independent since beraking with the Republican party in 1922. Norris had lived in relative quiet here since “the people I love rejected his 1942 bid for a sixth term , in the senate, I ;