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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                Abilene Reporter -fystoti "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO'FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LXIV, NO. 102 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1944 PAGES Associated Press Press (V.P.) PRICE FIVE GENTS Dutch Wedge Widene CREAGER BARES MOVE TO UNIIE TEXAS REGULARS, REPUBLICANS AUSTIN, Sept. 27 Bepu- lican national Committeeman B. B. Creager today confirmed the report that a method of combining the var- ious forces in Texas opposed to the re-election of President Roosevelt fras under conside'ration. Two leaders cf the newly-organiz- ed Texas Regulars, anti-Roosevelt Democrats who broke tway from the party as now organized in Texas, as- serted they' knew of no coalition plan. When rumors persisted that the Texas Regulars were opposing a plan under which the Republican electors would withdraw in order to concentrate the anti-Roosevelt vote in one ticket, Creager was reached by telephone at Brownsville. He com- mented: "I can say they would like to have that done. It will not be done." At Belton, Roy Sanderford, chair- man of the Texas Regulars, said he did not know anything about such a proposal, and at Dallas, E. B. Ger- many said that if there was any coal-tion plan pending, he did not know about it. "Last Saturday there was some talk, but we've formed a poli- tical party since- Ger- many said. Merritt H. Gibson of Longview, who has been mentioned as a possi- ble state campaign manager for the Texas Regulars, today issued .an appeal "to every Democratic citi- zen of a matter of pat- riotism and love of state and coun- try, to vote for presidential electors under the heading Texas Regulars." "You owe this to yourself and De- mocratic principles, for we have always stod and foupht together for these very things state rights, freedom of enterprise, white supre- macy which have made Texas and this country the best on earth, but which are now endangered by a group xxx who in fact are enemies of democracy as you, your fathers and grandfathers knew it." Gibson made the appeal in a written" state- ment here. While the report of a possible coalition was the primary topic of political talk, Secretary of State Sidney Latham continued making up certified lists of candidates for mailing to county election officials. Latham said he has airuiJy bent copy to the printer for sample bal- lots. Saying that a. method of attempt- ing to combine the voting strength of anti-Roosevelt forces was still un- der consideration, Creager who has been Texas' Republican na- tional committeeman for man; years added that "it would be too bad if a common ground could not be found for a united front." "But it must be done realisti- he continued. ''The re- gulars are In a negative posi- tion, and I think the majority of them will come around to Dewey because of their position In regard to the Deal. "The way to beat Roosevelt i to elect Dewey. I think the Repub- lican party alone will bring' out 000 votes for Dewey in Texas." The Regulars, he said, are "still without a candidate'.' for presi- dent. MacArthur. Fliers Strafe Batavia .YANKS BATTLE TO REGAIN GROUND ON ITALO FRONT ROME, Sept. troops, knocked from hard-won positions on the western spur o Monte la Pine south of Bologna by a German counterattack, fought to night to regain the ground as othe Allied forces made slight gains on Hawley Soldier France T-Sgt. Walter L." Morrow, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Morrow route 3, Hawiny, was killed .in ac ion aug. 29, in France, the department notified the parents Wednesday. Sergeant Morrow was in service with the 36th division, fighting witt S-SGT WALTER MORROW ihe 142d. infantry division. He was a battalion sergeant major, and hac received the Purple Heart in April. A member of the national guard "since November, 1940, he trained at Camp Bowie, Camp Blanding and Ctimp Edwards, going overseas in April, 1943. He and the former Pauline Dougherty, then of Rotan, were Oct. 31, 1043. Mrs. Morrow residing at 2150 Hickory, and is a nurse at Hendrick Memorial hos- pital. Sergeant Morrow attended Hawley high school p.nd farmed before en- tering the Army. f He has four brothers. Jack, Jiggs, Clyde and Clyton, and a sister, Glenn. Hurricane Alert up Along Texas Coast NEW OKLEANS, Sept. 27 The weather bureau here today is- sued a hurricane alert for the Texas Louisiana cocsts from Browns- ville, Tex., to Morgan city, La. The advisory .said that, the disturbance was accompanied by fresh winds and squalls up to 40 miles per hour. The advisory located the distur- just east of Corpus Christl, "moving east southeast very slowly and causing high tides on the upper Texas and Louisiana coasts and fresh to moderately strong winds over the north Gulf of Mexico. "Indications the weather bu- said, "that the storm center will turn southeast and south pro- bably performing a loop In the northwestern Gulf and increase rapidly in intensity during the next 24 hours. 39th Grand Jury Finds Two Bills HASKELL, Sept. 39th district Brand Jury today re- ft turned two Indictments, one in con- nection with burglary a Roches- ter gin Sept. 6 and thn other charg- ing and child abandonment. Names of those indicted were with- held pending their arrest. The jury convened Monday the Italian battle front. The Americans were driven from their positions on Monte la Fine Monday night, the Allied command said. Field Marshal Gen. Albert KeEselring used elements of three or more divisions, supported by a. powerful artillery barrage, in the counterthrust. Headquarters said the Ger- man commander had expanded his personnel 'liability" to achieve his objective. On the Americans' eastern flank Fifth army troops advanced to point within 15 miles of Imola, whose capture would cut the lateral Rimini-Bolosna highway and Im- peril the Nazis in the Adriatic sec- tor. British .Eighth-army troops on the Adriatic extended their bridgehead across the Rubicon in the south- eastern Po river valley, and west of Rimini on the Ravenna road, in the face of strong Nazi opposition. A mile-deep bridgehead has been formed over ihe Rubicon beyond Sandustina, four miles west of Rimini. Another thrust across the Rubicon from San- larcansclo has carried the Eighth army to within two and a half miles of Im- portant pinnacle town nine Uttiles west northwest of Rimini, Along the Fifth army's western flank near the Ligurlan coast head- quarters said enemy resistance was increasing and that the flghtiiv; by the Brazilian expeditionary force and elements of the U. S. 91st divi- sion "continues grim and bitter." Tito Forces Free Mihailovic NEW YORK, Sept. The free Yugoslav radio said today that the son of Gen. Draja Mihailovic, who was reported captured In Val- jevo last by the forces of Marshal Tito, had been set free be- cause an investigation had estab- lished that he was "not a war criminal." Nazi Leader Dead BERN, Switzerland, Sept. Easier Arbeiter said ustav Bauer, German reichs- chancellor In 1925, died today. Peleliu Japs In 2 Pockets By The Associated Press The expanding land-based Allied aerial offensive againsl Japan was reported by Gen. Douglas A. MacArthur late Wednesday (U. S. time) to have carried this Southwest Pacific bombers on a sensa- tional mission to register the first strafing at- tack on Batavia in the Dutch East-Indies. Almost simultaneously Adm. Chester IV.' Nimilz announced that American ground troops, pushing their conquest of stra- fegic.Pelellu, in the Palaus 515. east of the Philippines, control 'the entire Island with the. exception of Umorbroffui mountain and a small pocket In the northeast. The southwest Pacific communique said buildings In Batavia, on Java Island, were strafed. It also report- ed aerial .strikes that resulted, in the sinking of three Japanese freighters off Dutch Celebes and the firing of five barges in Davao gulf, southern Philippines. Adm. Nlmltz's announcement said Japanese dead on Peleliu through Tuesday totaled and on nearby Anguar Island, American Central pacific fliers also blasted Japanese positions in the Central Palaus, the ICuriles, the Volcancs, the Marianas, the Caro- lines and the Marshalls as well as on Wake and Marcus islands. Nimitz said the Marines and sold- iers on Peleliu still have to take Umorbrogol mountain, which the Leathernecks have named "Bloody Mose" ridge because of its formida- ble nature, and also must wipe out a small pocket of the enemy on ;he northeastern tip. The report covered action through Tuesday S. time.) Two enemy plane's attempted to jomb American positions on near- ly Anguar island the previous night, Nimitz reported, but their missiles fell harmlessly into the water east of the island. The two pockets of enemy resls- .ance remaining on Peleliu appar- ently were those encircled earlier n the week in advances made by American Marines and elements of the 81st army division. UP FRONT WITH MAU LDIN YANKS HIT FOE ON LAND, IN AIR Wreckage of n Japanese tank and a iii'aJ mafste-on out of action in tile Marines'.invasion. (AP "I Jose fifty bucks. I got here safe." Long -to Recall   ducts and processed their current values. Nazi Hopes Low LONDON, Sept. Nazi Foreign Minister j.icHm von Rib- hentrop, marked the fourth anni- versary nf the Gjrman-Italian- Japancsc alliance today with a dour broadcast Implying hopes merely for a statement by declaring the war go on "uniil the enemy realizes he never could be in f. po- sition to win." London Bombed LONDON, Sept. bombs struck London and sections of southern England early today, causing casualties and damage, jn Air ministry and Home Security ministry communique announced tonight. OPA Injunction Suits Are Filed Piling of 15 injunction suils, nine in the Abilene district and six in the San Angclo district, was an- nounced yesterday by district OPA enforcement attorneys in Fort Worth. All except two involve slaughterers and primary distri- butors of meat, the attorneys said. Named in the Abilene, dis- trict were: L. Hester, Marian Williams, Otto Knochc, Joe Henshaw, Tom Newman and PiffSly Wiffffly. all of W. A. Holt, HaskeU; and C. S. Keen and A. B. White, both of Stamford. Listed in the San Angelo district were: W. P. Howell and Fred Mlcl- dleton, both of BaJlinger; Guy H. Cullins, Coleman; and Steve's Ranch House and the Ku-Way Gro- cery and Market, both of San An- gelo. The latter two involve ration banking cases, the attorneys said. Allies Face Winter War In the West By DON WIIITEHEAD WITH THE U. S. FIRST ARMY IN GERMANY, Sept. the Germans battling desperately along the Reich's borders and with the weather steadily worsening, Allied armies faced the pro- spect today of having to fighi a winter campaign before Hit- ler's forces finally are crush- ed. Hitler has called on his troops to fight to the last man and last car- tridge. They are making a fan- atical stand on their own soil as fall rains turn fields into quagmires and leave the troops cold and wet. In the Aachen area German commanders arc passing out cards for the men to pledging that they will resist to the last. This same technique was adopt- ed at Cherbourg, where the Naal defense was bitter but the defend- ers did not "light to the last man" nor last cartridge. But the Nazis are planning for a winder campaign and, with bad weather hampering movement of supplies and maneuver of tanks and troops, the Allies must do like- wise. From now on there will be 16 to 17 days of rain each month. Ii: another month heavy, persistenl fogs will cling to the ground and make observation dif fit jit. Whether the fighting will bos down along a static front no one can say, for too many factors are involved, such as weather, the ability of air pow- er to .operate against the enemy, supplies and the morale of Ger- man troops and civilians. War-in Pacific to itay.Qji.Schejdu.Ie. WASHINGTON, Sept. Military authorities here anticipate :hat the war against Japan can ie pressed along on schedule even f the European war should be pro- onged into the winter as front line reports say is now a possibility. With no large land forces yet nvolved in the Pacific, it was ex- plained, a continuation of the Nazi resistance for several months more vould not seriously affect the time table of operations which In the .stage arc primarily naval. Large amounts of shipping would be freed by defeat of Germany, and would be helpful In the Paci- ic, but shipping is not now a ser. ous bottleneck there. One Fourth Of Tommies Come Back BY ROGER QREENE WITH THE BRITISH SECOND ARMY IN HOLLAND, Sept. and 1.8IX) sur- vivors .of an original force of ap- proximately British airborne troops trapped at Arnhem escapee across the Neder Rhine, leaving some 1.200 wounded behind, a sen- ior British staff officer disclosed tonight. The heroic sky across the Ncder troops Rhine Red Tape Is Off Farm Machinery COLLEGE STATION, Sept. F. Vanr.e. head of the state AAA office, said he wns notified today that rationing restrictions had been lifted on all farm ma- chinery except corn pickers. Vance said he was informed by D. Walker, director of the south- ern division of the AAA in Wash- ington, that the order becomes ef- fective tomorrow. More Jef Planes WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 American and British air forces, reporting prosress in development of Allied jet propelled airplanes, said .oday that the Germans probably will use more and more of that typo of aircraft. The Weather DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER RtlRCAi; ABILENE ANO VIC1MTV: Mostly cloudy and ihowers Thursday; Friday lftarinir weather. WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy show- 's cant of Perns rivtr Thursday. Fri- day partly cloudy. EAST Mostly cloudy with and ftqilalli nr.tr upper roast ind over north portion, Part- y cloudy with icalterrrt ahmvfrs I" iouth portion Thursday, lUln and ifjodlls north taut portion nnd nrar up- per Thursday nieht. Friday cltarlnp weather. TEMPERATURES Wed. "'ed. Tuei A.M. 70 HOUR 7.1 HI 70 7ft .........in 1z si .........ii__ 73 BO .........12.. lllsh low IcnMif" and Hlffl) and 111 .nil 55. Kunnrt nlfthl: Sunrl" Ihlft morning Suniet U. S. Jury Clears Albany Ranchman Of Attack Charge The federal grand jury, meeting n Dallas, failed to return an in- dictment against Elliott, prominent Albany r a c h m a -i, charged with attacking Richnrd Dyess, ohnirmnn of the Albany draft board No. 1 on Aug. 20, the federal court reporter said last night in Dallas. The reporter ?aid the only pos- sible charge against. Elliott would have been for obstructing the draft and since his son Is In service thn jury felt prosecution might he dif- ficult. Elliott's son is overseas. Ruling Delayed on Picker Price Lid COLLEGE STATION, Sept. federal wage board decision on the- question of ceiling prices pulling ind picking cotton in cer- tain West Tcxns counties was held up until tomorrow. The hoard spent the day canvass- returiu. dropped a week ago Sunday to secure vital bridges and held out for eight days and nights of incessant bombardment hemmed in by the enemy within a tiny perimeter and without sup- plies, using only the weapons they had brought with them in what has been called history's greatest airborne operation, was bitter. All their their sacrifice through (he long period of travail, beset by German tanks, flame-throwers, mortar fire and artillery, they were unable to bury either their own dead or the Germans'. Corpses lay rotting heaps right at the edge of their slit trenches. But tncy exacted a terrible price on enormously superior enemy forces and according to an unof- ficial estimate killed to enemy troops. U. 5, Planes Lost in Battles LONDON, Sept. 27 HP) a campaign of aerial destruction ris- ing to Its highest pitch in weeks, more _ than Allied heavy bombers and an estimated fighters assaulted military and in- dustrial targets in Germany nnd n long the western front today. Savage sky battles marked the raids and 42 American four-en- gincd i bombers and seven fighteri were lost. Nearly Portresses and an escort of 700 fighters, driving through thick walls of flak and temperatures 50 degrees below zero, ripped apart railway yards and Industrial plants at Kassel, Ludwigshafen, Cologne and Mainz with tons of bombs. The day's heaviest opposition was encountered In this opera- lion of the U. S. Eifflilh Air Force, whose loss was the larg- est In weeks, but llic Ameri- cans accounted for 11 enemy In the air by fifiit- ers, five by bomber gunners and five on the froum! by strafing. Three hundred RAF heavy bomb- ers pounded the Bottrop and Wll- hcim synthetic oil plants six miles north of Essen and 200 other BAP hcavlrs hit Calais with well over l.SOO tons of explosives, bringing the bomb tonnage dumped on that besieged channel port to more than in the last seven days. Simultaneously medium bombers slashed at communications atOoch, German frontier town, and pounded fortifications In the Metz area ahead of Lt. Gen. George Pntton's forces. Communications In [he Rhineland also were raided. Morgenthau Loses Stern Peace Fight WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 Treasury Secretary Morgenthau ap- jeared today to have lost his fight ivith War Secretary Stlmcon and lecretary of State Hull for an Am- rlciin government decision in favor of reducing Germany to an agricul- tural status after the war. President Roosecelt, it was said )n excellent authority, has iiulicat- :d to peace planners that while he rpii.ih; Mor- gcnthau criticisms of German mili- occupation policy as evolved >y the War ami Stale department.1! le does not subscribe to ihe whole jcrmnn plan of his treasury secre- ,-ry. Germans Fall; Back Across Maas River SUPREME HEADQUART. ERS ALLIED EXPEDITIAtf- ARY FORCE, Thursday, Sept. men of Arn- than out of an original force of come back (o the comrades south of the Nedcr Rhine witH a story of valor to take its place beside Britain's Bunker- que and Coventry. Though the price was steep, headquarters refused to give this heroic, incredible stand of eight days and nights by tha British First airborne division, the "Ked the harsh label of defeat. 3 Instead staff officers pointed! (o (he to German dead heaped the little foothold of about l.OOOJ! square yards which the Redji Devils had held against Inces-'1 sant hombardrrent and armor-2 cd attack. They declared thej almost superhuman holding helped In the development of new powerful eastward now taking shape along thef length of the Maas river a few miles from ihes Dutch-German frontier. Field dispatches bolstered this theory, saying the once-precarious corridor extending up through Hol- land now was firmly held, rapidly being expanded and that German forces were falling back across the Maas to take up positions a. few miles In front of the Siegfried line, A violent new assault on the main force guarding Metz also wag launched in northeastern- France by the U. S. Third army and was successful in its Initial mw reported. ample evidence thafc tha besieged Red Devils had tied down vastly superior German forces, perhaps preventing a glgantla "Arnhem" large elements of Lt. Gen. Sir Miles 0. Den-psey's Brit- ish Second army In the corridor from Eindhoven to Nljmegen. If they had not been occupied in. the bloody battle with the unflinch- ing Tommies on the north banle of the Neder Rhine, the German troops around Arnhem might havB joined wltli large Nazi forces west of the corridor to divide and con- quer. The British sky-troopers made this Impossible and a dispatch from. Associated Press Correspondent Robert C. Wilson, with the Allies In Holland, laid the corridor now nppearcd sufficiently protected to keep the estimated Germans between it and the sea from break- ing across to the Reich. The oiily exit for this Nazi force, he said, now Is the long way around north of Arnhem. The dcnpcrate gamble of the "Reel Devils" to seize and hold a bridgehead across the Ncdcr Rhine until the British Second army's treat armored force- could reach and relieve them failed because Montgomery's GEE.ilKY, Fg. 14, Col. 6 Abilenion Named V-P of State AFL AUSTIN, Sept. S. McBrldc of Houston today was unanimously re-nominated as presi- dent of the Texas State Federation of Labor (A. F. L.) at Its 47th an.- nml convention. Vice presidents nomlnared with- out opposition were: District 1, John R. Sellers of Temple; Dist. 2. Bryan Wlngo of Corpus Dist. 3, Roy Jones of Abilene; Dlsl. 4, George F. Weber of E! Paso; Dist. (i. Alfred Bailey of Fort Worth; Dist. 0, B. A, Gritta of Galveston. FRESH BKEF MOVES UP TO FRONT IN of the Quartermaster Corps at Unlilly, France, with fresh sides of beef to be taken tc kitchens at the front. Left to right nrc Tech. Sgl. Charles 0. Downey, Dewey, Okln., and Stnlf isgt. Wesley M. Smith, La'ccy, Wash. (AP   

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