Abilene Reporter News, September 15, 1944

Abilene Reporter News

September 15, 1944

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Issue date: Friday, September 15, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1944, Abilene, Texas Iftilme WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ,VOL. LXIV, NO. 39 A TEXAS 3-U, HIWSPAPIB ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1944 -TWENTY PAGES Associated Press (AP) Vnltet 'preu toppled in the area of Hicksville and Riverhead. Sheriff W. C. McCollom of Suf- folk N, Y., reported abnor- mally high tides in the area. Elec- tric service in the area was "off and he said. The weather bureau reported in an advisory that the storm center was expected to pass across east- ern Long Island and enter south ern New England. But hurrican warnings were lowered' from Dela ware breakwater to Korfolk, Va. Ferry 'operations between Ne York and Hoboken, N. J., were sus pended because docks were cover ed with two feet of water. With d: twn from operations were th Lackawanna railroad ferry'at 23r street and the Barkley 'street fer ry. Police cleared a 12-mile', stretc of the Rhode island shore b'etwee Watch Hill and Weekapa'ugh, on of the sections hardest hi{ by th 1st: Attacks A YANK PATROL WORKS AVAY TOWARD three-man American combat patrol cautiously scouts out the Jittle town of .Thimister, Belgium, In advance-of main forces toward vAachfen, Germany. (AP Signal Corps .LATHAM WILL RULE TODAY ON SWAPPING LIST OF ELECTORS AUSTIN, Sept. defi- Wright Patman of Texarkana, nite answer was promised tomorrow chnirman ol the committee select- by secretary of State Sidney La- tham to the pro-Roosevelt delega- tion which 'today requested him to exchange the list of electors al- ready filed with him by the May and substitute the "pro- Roosevelt" electors selected at the September convention in Dallas. Latham refused to iip "stam- peded" info a decision but promised to give this question which has never before, arisen in the history nf the slate his Immediate study and prompt action. ing electors at the September con- vention, who headed the pro-Roose- velt delegation calling on the "sec- retary of state today told Latham he should "embrace" this opportu- nity to .make the party whole and pure, by ousting the so called "anti- Roosevelt" electors chosen at the May convention and replace them with the "pro-Roosevelt electors selected at the September conven- tion. The legal minds in Texas are primed to battle this case if it goes to the supreme court which it the last-ditch stand of either side. The supreme court is now rc- ccssed and not scheduled. to convene until September 18. Chief Justice James P. Alexan- der, who is in Chicago attend- ing the National Bar conven- tion, wilt return by the end of the wrrk and (s expected to rail fhf court into immediate session in order to render a de- rision in time for one group or the other to be certified with the secretary of state. Latham, in his promise to give an answer tomorrow kept his word that he would expedite the matter much as possible to meet thn deadline of September 25 which he has established for final certifi- cation by R party for place on the presidential ballot in November. Claims Rofan Leader ROTAN, Sept. (Spl) L. (Dick) Gray, 53, operator of the J. C. Gray Lumber company and s leader In community, civic and church affairs of Rotan, died at 5 p.m. today In the Callan hospital, a second heart attack in two days, the first at 5 a.m. Wed- nesday. Funeral will be at 4 run. Friday in the Baptist chir -U.h the Rev. L. L. Trott, pas. i, iu.-J the 4 Rev. Dick O'Brien of Big Spring, longtime friend of the family, of- ficiating. Burial will be in the local cemetery in charge of the Weathersbee funeral home. Mr. Gray was born May 24. 1891, near Clifton, Texas, and came to Fisher county in November, 1307, with his family. His father, the creating _ new or 'Jsupcr com- Ijite J. C. Gray, established the J. C. Gray Lumber company and op- erated it until his dpnth a few years ago. Since then C. L. Gray operated the firm. In 1910 he was married to F. T. Patterson of DeLenn and in 1J117 they moved from Rotan, returning in 1935. He1 operated n grocery in Lamesa a time and then was in -the lumber business in Amarillo, and Colorado City. Mr. Gray joined the Baptist church as a young man and served It in various capacities, being a deacon for the last many years. He was a charter, member of Ihe fRotan Businessmen's Luncheon club nnd held virtually every office in it. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Edith Carol and Mrs. William Johnson, at home, the lat- while her husband Is In foreign two grandchildren, Steven .Ltinfy and charlottle Ann Johnson; his mother, Mrs. J. C. Gray; two brothers, Postmaster Jack Gray and Robert Gray of notan; and two sisters, Mrs. Donald Day of Rolan Mrs. T. F, Belew of Carlsbad, N. M. i Super Commander Not Quebec Topic QUEBEC, Sept. Early, presidential secretary, said flatly today that the question of IB niand for the Pacific has not come up at the current Roosevelt- Churchill conference "and won't." "The question of a Pacific com- mand was determined before they tot to Early told a press conference in reply to questions. TANKS, DOUGHBOYS POUR ACROSS GERMAN FRONTIER SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITION ARY FORCE, Friday, Sept. American Firs army opened a full-scale assault on the great Siegfried lin citadel of Aachen today, driving to within a mile of the cit. from