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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1944, Abilene, Texas MDRMIMG "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT i VOL, LXIV, NO. 96 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22. 1944 -TWENTY PAGES AuKtata PM (AP) vnita prei. fficial of the Northwest Texas Methodist conference, told 210 lay- men and ministers at a banquet tendered him in the ballroom of the Woolen Hclel Thursday evening by ic McMurry college Irustccs and faculty. The bishop will formally open Mc- 'Murry college with nn address be- fore the assembly at 10 this morn- ing. The faculty and board of trust- ees will occupy the platform. The prill railing about the ball- room was adorned with McMurry pennants. Nine district superinten- dents, with their wives, sat arranged on either side cf the Bishop, and were introduced by Dr. Harold G. Cookc, president of Mc.Mnrr.v Col- lege. Other presented were Dr. J. T. Grlswold, retired minister of Clyde, who was the first chair- man of the board of trustees of the institution and the first donor to the present college endowment and con- struction program; H. O. Woolen, staunch supporter of the college and "in whose house we now S. M. Jay, present chairman; J. Wul- wilcr and Mrs. J. W. Hunt, widow of the founder; Dr. O. P. Clark, Stamford, an ex-president. Dr. Frank 'liirner former president, wired recrcts he could not attend. District superintendents present- ed, together with wives of throe in allendancc, Included J. M. McRcy- nclds, Perrylon; Dr. W. C. House, Aniiirlllo; Rev. W. C. Hinds, Plainvicw; Dr. L. It. Lipscomb. Lnb- bock; Dr. C. A. Long, Sweetwater; G. C. Palmer, Clarendon; Rev. Sam H. Young, Stamford. Dr. Will Pearce, Vernon. Dr. Cal Wright was later Introduced. The Stamford, district had the outside representation at the Abilene district. outside the city, had 33. while the city was represented by about 60. See BISHOP, Tfr- 20, Col. T 1 que reported that this daring strike by Adm. William F, Halsey Jr's: Third fleet, which' includes Mitscher's aircraft carriers, sank these ships; One large destroyer le Four large oil tankers One small whale tanker j'1 Two large cargo ships _ I One medium cargo ship; Two small cargo ships 1 Ships damaged and bly sunk: One destroyer Two large whale tankers! One large transport Ten large cargo ships Twelve medium cargo shlpi One floating" drydock i Two barges.. Admiral Nimitz reported that 6j addition to this heavy damage fllcted on Japanese ships and planes much damage was dona to military objectives adjacent to Clark Field and Nichols Field nni to tile fields themselves. "Our losses in this superlatively successful attack which apparently caught the enemy completely by surprise was 15 slrcraft from which several o: the flight personnel were recovered. There was no damage lo our surface ships." Tills powerful strike was taken as an indication that. Halsey also Is charged with protecting amphib- ious forces engaged In captlirSng southern Palau islands asd that Palau operations are promising so well that it was safe to leave large forces there lightly protected from sea or air attack and to renew his bold thrust, against the southern Philippines which lie began Sept. 8. The destruction wrought upon Japanese aircra ft and shipping since the Halsey-Mitscher team wenfc hunting Japanese in earnest in widely spaced raids gives these Sue MANILA, Pg. 20, Col. S By Ilic Associated Press Western miles (fronl near Russian miles (from ulsiilc Itaii.in miles (trnm be- low EX-GOV. JAMES E. FERGUSON Dcuth Ends Career
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