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Publication: Abilene Reporter News October 1, 1944

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1944, Abilene, Texas Salvage Pickup Today Put Paper on Curb Early Pbilene Importer ,VOL, LXJV, NO. 105 A TEXAS "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT NEWSPAPER ABTLENE, TEXAS, SyNDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 1, -THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (AP) Unlf.d Press fWJPRICE FIVE CELTS' 7TH ARMY SURGING ON BELFORI Reds Over Danube on Wide Front BIBLICAL PASSAGE FORETELLS FATE OF 7 IN FORTRESS CRASH HEADQUARTERS, AEF, London, Sept. Biblical passage picked at random by one of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress the "Heavenly foretold with uncanny accuracy what was to happen to the seven wlio survived an emergency crash in the English channel. Before the plane took off from England to bomb a Nazi tank factory at Bremen, the radio operator-gunner Staff Sgt. Gilbert H. Woerner, Fredericksburg, Tex., opened his Bible at random and inserted a pound note for safekeeping. Over Germany one engine of the "Heavenly Body" went out. Over the channel two others failed. The pilot told the crew: "This is it. Brace yourselves." The bomber broke into three sections as it hit the water. The pilot and co-pilot, trapped in their section, disappeared under the channel's waves. The other seven held on to a rubber dinghy. Woerner found in the Book of -Revelations: "And I saw seren ingels which stood before God." The airmen looked up and saw a British air-sea rescue plane circling abive. Its pilot was radioing their position to rescue craft. Revcfalions continues: "And another angel came." For 30 anxious minutes the crewmen looked toward England await- ing help. The book of revelation says: "There was silence in Heaven abopt the space of half an hour." Finally, they saw a rescue launch speeding their way and the plane above dropped smoke bombs to direct it. Revelations says: "And the smoke of incense which with the jj prayers of saints ascended up before God out of the angel's liand." 'a They were picked up and are now ready to fly again, and have ,-W fiow christened their new ship the "Seven Angels." Soviet Blows Put Hungary On the Ropes LONDON, Sunday, Oct. 1 The Red army, cross- ing into Yugoslavia'in a drive aimed at trapping Ger- mans in the lower Balkans, has seized a 60-mile bridgehead on the west bank of the Dan- ube opposite Romania, and captured a score of villages, Moscow announced officially Our Gains Offset Chinese Defeats piBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jb} American military forces Vjjegun a new week of Pacific Jiglit- rung stronger by possession of three more ishts in the Palau group, j miles east of the southern Philip- ,1' pines. With nine Islands of the strategic fcroup under tJ. S. control, -including- Peleliu on which Marines are In the final fttage'.of wining out enemy si'stanrc, the drive across ths Pacific somewhat the sralcs against continuing: bad netvs from southeast China. Chinese high command ad- mitted that the Japanese- had Marcus Raid by B-29s Reported By United Press Japan reported Saturday that B-29 Superfortresses raided Mln- reached Tanchuk, 90 miles south o Kweilin, capital of Kwangsi pro vlnce. It also said there was fight ing near Kingan, railway cente: only 31 miles northeast of Kwet- lin. The Japanese have claimed oc- cupation of Tanchuk and Paoching the latter 145 milesv.northeast Kweilin. The Chinese, however, salt street fighting continued at ing. Southwest Pacific filers built up thcfr total of destroyed and disabled 'Japanese shipping In strikes from Ceram to north Mindanao in the Philippines. Four one of tons and three of tons tnd six loaded barges were sunk Friday in Darvel bay on the east coast of British North Borneo, Gen. Douglas MacArthur reported. A schooner was forced on a reef off northern Mindanao by air straf- ing; two more barges were sunk off Halniahera in the Moluccas, and a Japanese destroyer was at- tacked at Ceram with unannounced results. Southeast Asia command head- amltori Shima (Marcus! islands, Barters 'said the British Fifth In- southeast of Tokyu rnaay after- noon. A Tokyo radio broadcast recorde w by United Press at San Francisco said, "on Friday afternoon ssvera B-29's cams to attack Mlnarnitor. Shima but were repelled with heavy losses. Marcus lies miles south- east of Japan and only 727 miles northeast of Saipan. It is a triangular island, five miles in circumference, and is believed to he heavily fortified, Marcus reportedly has been use by the Japanese army as a singing post. It has an air field approxi- mately four hours flying time from Tokyo. There was no confirmation from any Allied source immediately on _ the enemy report that B-29's hod raided this mat-central pacific Is- land. Heretofore B-29's have operated solely from China nnrl India bases against targets in the Japanese homeland, Manchuria and the Dutch East Indies. Highway Opened DALLAS, Sept. state dia division continued to' advance from the north on the Japanese base at Tiddlm, in the Chin hills of northern Burma. Improving wcathei was expccte-J tn accelerate fighting there, and also, help Al- lied strikes from Mytikylna in Bur- ma eastward toward China. U. S. HUi air force China-based planes struck Japanese forces mov- ing toward Kweilin; raided Sam- shui, 30 miles west of Canton, and sank enemy whaler in Formosa strait. American invaders of Guam and Tinlan islands in the Marianas wiped nut Japanese garrisons there by Sept. 27 Tokyo radio reported. The broadcast, recorded by the As- sociated Pre.-s. said top commanders in the two islands were Lt. Gens. Hideyoshi Obata and Hyo Taka- shima, and implied that they, too, were killed. last night. A late German broadcast, accent- ing the peril to all the Nazi holdings Tabbed .there in the maelstrom of 1941, said the unfolding Soviet oper- ations there and on the rich Hun- isrian plains leading to Budapest, lad been built into a dangerous f ;er "pointed at the heart of Europe." With defeatism reported ram- pant in the Hungarian armies and also in the puppet troops built up by the once-mighty Nazi legions a showdown was imminent in the Balkans. The Red army, swinging westward within 94 miles of Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital, in aid of Mar- shal Tito's Partisan forces, crossed the winding Danube above and be- low the Iron Gate rapids on a stretch between Obsova and Nego- tin, the broadcast Soviet communi- que said. The Russians drove six miles into Yougoslavia at Negotin, and Tito's spearheads, bauiing a mixed force of Germans, Serb puppet troops and Gen. Dfajo Mihailovic's were reported by the free Yugoslav already to have reached a point on the southwestern ap- proaches of Belgrade. Imperilled Hungary, reported su- ing for peace, thus was threatened" anew from the south at the same a Budapest bulletin ncknow- edgcd other- Soviet forces and Ro- nanian contingents had fought their way at. least 10 miles inside southeastern Hungary on a line jetwcen Szeged, Hungary's second city, and Oradea, big Transylvanian rail town 100 miles ta the northeast. Soviet troops also punched out gains along' the Polish-Checho- slovak frontier, in northeastern Jlomania, ami in in the powerful assault aimed at Hungary out of the war. lUincoir dispatches said the Hungarian (roops already were showing signs of dissension a- thfniselvcs. "CAPTURED ALLIED radiotelephoto just received in New York from Stockholm, says according to the original Nazi caption, Allied parachulisls captured in Holland presumably at Ariihem. Soldier in center, face drawn with pain, is supported by comrades. (NBA Telcpholo) Japan's Future Coffee May Be Rationed Again; Supply Dwindles WASHINGTON, Sept. 30-OT Coffee rationing again will be neces- sary unless government agencies succeed in efforts to increase ship- ments of coffee to this country, the Office of Price administration said tonight, adding thafc a decision will be made within 24 hours. The agency emphasised, however, that a resumption of coffee ration- big has not yet been ordered and ex- pressed hope that such action can be avoided.. The nation's stockpile of cof- fee, while ample for a normal four months' supply, has been dwindling for two months be- cause "speculative exporters" in Latin America are withhold- ing-supjies from the market In an attempt to force up prices, OPA said. "Government agencies have been working with coffee producing countries to increase shipments to United OPA said. "If these steps fail, rationing'will be necessary x x x. We hope to avoid rationing, but will know within 24 hours whether it will be necessary." The statement was Issued after the New Mexico district OPA of- fice in Albuquerque mnde and then withdrew nn announcement that coffee would go back on the ration list at a. m. Sunday. The QPA national office explained lhat, in an anticipation of possible ra- tioning, a ration plan had been sent" to field offices. The nation's stockpile of coffee, OPA has reported, is larger than It was .when rationing was suspend- ed in July, 1043. This Is steadily- dwindling, however, since shipments have been suspended. UP IN Area Cotton Pay-off Highest in 15 Years By HARRY HOLT Reporter-News Farm Ediior Cussed for 10 months and codled for two during the payoff, ole King Cotton is doling out the to farmers in 19 West Central Texas counties at the rale of approximately this fall. Right now the weathered old man is right close to the fanner's heart because the dollars are clicking in nl the best rate In 15 years. Cotton advanced S5 ncr bale this week and In many cases lias' sclling-lof 21 .cents pur pound. At such anil' with cotton- seed bringing S52 to 555 per (on, It is possible for farmers ton make jier hale, -despite (he high cost nf gathering. Matter of fact, cotton farmers are doing so well that there already is talk of an Increased acreage In 1945 and many farmers me so anxious that they already are contracting planting seed for the next season. The best- estimates available locally place the crop In 19 counties of this sector this fall at 3C1.7SO bales, or approximately hales above the actual yield of bales ginned last year. This large yield is possible despite a reduction in cotton acreage of something like 20 percent While the rotton acreage Is nnc of the smallest In history of the territory, the crop is best since 1937, if not since 1932. Many farmers toll of cotton lhat will make a bale to the acre, and there is field after field that will make half a bale or belter to UK acre. Jones county is again picket! (o lead in cotton production ivlth the estimate being placed at bales, or 9.000 hairs above Ihc yield of 1943. Runnels ranks second with a estimate. Fisher, Hnskcll, Mitchell and Scurry counties rank next with bales, and In all but Snow Sweeps From Vosges; 1st Advancing SUPREME HEADUAR- T E R S ALLIED EXPEDI- TIONARY FORCE, Sept. 30 The U. S. Sevenlh army, fighting through sweeping out of the Vofgoj mountains, wheeled up to two foothill passes today and were only nine miles northwest of the gateway city of Bclfort to challenge the Germans along the 'chain of peaks blocking the southern route to the Rhincland, To the north, the IT. s. First army opened up with an attack on a GO-mile front, carved out limited ;ains, and smashed through eight fortifications of (he Bugftk-d line icar its western fortress of Prum. Between these sectors the V. S. Third army wiped out Ibe equivalent of a. German armor- ed division in two tanks, 31 of which fell to gun- ners aud fishterbombers in the last 2-1 hours in a bailie eddy- ing around the American salient east of Melz and Nancy. The British on the Dutch end of the long front beat back Ger- man counterblows- from fast and al their Nljmejcn bridge posl- -lons. The enemy tossed 300 fight- ers and flshterbombers into the truggle and lor.t 33 without get- Ing within ntraflng distance. In the Nijmegen sector only one mall German bridgehead remains See COTTON, Fg. fi, Col. 2 Fifth Armored in U. S. First Army WITH THE FIRST ARMY IN :EKMANY, Sept. Gen. Jourtney H. Hedges took the securi- y wraps off another of his divisions oda.v and disclosed that the Fifth armored Victory di- Highway Commissioner Reuben one of his ace outfits i Williams today cut the ribbon west of Irving that opened slate Highway 183 for quicker travel between the metropolitan areas of Dallas and Fort Worth. which st-crnied across France after the American breakthrough near St Lo. The division's commander Is Maj. Gen. Lunceford Oliver of Nebraska. MOSCOW. Kept. nf- ieial communist party newspaper, ravda, declared today (hat Japan facing serious difficulties" in er war with the western Allies and implied that her position is hopeless. Without, mentioning Soviet-Jap- anese relations, Pravda stressed in a long review of the Japanese sit- uation that, American production was fast 'outstripping the Japn- nrse and that Japan was being overwhelmed by Allied military might, and concluded in comment that "the adventurous theory of blitzkrieg has had a destructive in- fluence over Japanese strategy." Although it was the most pessi- mistic picture the soviet press ever has drawn of Japan's of winning the war, inure was noth- ing In the review to support a theory that Japanese-Russian re- ations have changed. Paper Pickup Set For Abilene Today Shooting for a goal of a car and half of salvage paper by Army trucks will make three toui of Abilene today for curb pickup! Local citizens are asked to place all paper wrapped to facilitate the curb. Capt. Nor- man Tnrnbull, Camp Barkeley sal- vane officer, said. Two pickups will be made In the morning and third in the afternoon. The captain said pound: of paper was gathered In sur icunding towns and a largi amount in the business area hen Saturday, making about a carload Posthumous Award Made Lieutenant1 IN SON'S DEATH-Wnrrcn Pctlcrson, 31, (left) was held in jail at Coshocton, 0., after, Prosecutor Russcl Lyons said, he admitted pushing two of his four sons into a river because lie had no home for them. One soli, Larry, 1 1-2, drowned, the other waded ashore, Lyons said. The three surviving sons ai'o shown right. Raymond, 7, (center in photo at rivht) waded ashore. Gene (right) and Glenn 8-year-old twins were left under a in a rainstorm, Lyons said. (AP Mrs. W. c. Jenn, 2740 Anson road nas received the Purple Heart awarded posthumously to her hus- band, a lieutenant with a troop car- rier command, who was killed In England on combat duty June 25. Mrs. Jcnn Is the former Bernlce Herring. Her husband was the son of M'r. anrl Mrs. E. T. Jenn of Houston. He had been overseas six months. French Ffeet to Join Pacific War PARIS, Sept. Min- ister Louis Jacquinot, in on Inter- view today In the newspaper Lib- eration Soir, said "tnc rehabilitat- ed French iiavy will nnrticlpnic in cooperation with the Allies In the Pacific war and It will certainly have the enthusiasm lo participate In a big way." Thrace Occupied LONDON, Sept. .10 Pus- ila and agreed to joint millinry of eastern nnrl western Thrafcc the dura- Ion of the war. the Ankara radio from Sofia today. jive in, Oust General LONDON, Sept. exiled government took n new step toward nccorrl with Russia todny liy dismissing Gen. Knzmlrcz Sosn- kowrski as commander In chief of the armed forces, hut reports here were lhat Moscow might demand removal of Prrsldrnl Wladj-slaw Raczkiewicz himself. The president personally re- lieved 'Sosnkowslil of his post upon the rceommendalion of Premier Slanisl.w .Ililiolajczyk's cabinet. N'nmed to succeed him ifas tiic hero of the Warsaw up- rising and commander of Po- Inml's underground army, Gen. Tndcusx KomeroivsM, I o n jf known only as "General Hor." Ouster of Oen. ap- parently eased the Soviet-Polish crisis, but complication.1! mny from the widespread loynlty lo him anny officers, .who in prnvvir Dies Fires Blast Af New Dealers SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, AEF, Sept. would predict how soon they will lie needed, but SHAEF cor- respondents were rssucrl mili- tary maps of Berlin today. o he knocked out before the Allies :onlrol the nrna between the Waal Rhine nnd the Mans (Meusc) rivers of Arab-cm- and north of 'S Hertogenbosch where British troops arc iiLtcrnptln; to seal off more than Nazi so.'dlers pinned between the narrow ArrJicm corridor and Ihc sea. British troops captured Mcrxplas on thr> BelGJnn frnnt4 n.i they ad- vanced slowly and widened their Iwo bridgeheads ncross the Antwerp- Tnrnliout cannl. Polish patrols nre one mile farther north of Mcrxplas. The bridgehead at St. Leonard, 15 milt's west of Merx- pl.'i.s. expanded. 'i'herc wns no conllrmation nt SH- AEF of a German broadcast claim Hint rilhcr Nazi nr flulr-h saboteurs had driitrnynd (he vilnl mile and nne-linlC long rnilmad bridge .it The enemy report said THREE MILES WEEK'S GAIN By United Press. The shortest Berlin from advanced Allied; lines Saturday: Western front 297 .mi (from point near Gain of three miles in Russia 315 miles (frpia-.V Warsaw. Unchanged in -i Italy 550 miles (from laria. Gain of three miles' iif-' Allied Armadas; Spill Bombs on Nazi Oil Plants- LONDON, Sept. American and British ers and fighters closed out onei'olj their busiest months today byispiutf" ng explosives through the on five German synthetic oil ind rail centers in the Ruhr and Uhlne valley beyond.thf Y Allied land armies. In three separate waves nan 800 U. S. Flying ind Liberators, escorted by 700 iRhters, hammered choked freight'.. cards at Minister, Hamm, andBielei.V eld, which feed the embattled Ger- nan frontier troops. A small fores I American heavyweights also at- acked a Nazi ordnance depot 'ftt Bielefeld. A communique from the TJ. S. strategic nlr forces reported iliat ten bombers were lost on this mission, but that all fight- cr craft returned safely. Minister, the capita! of i. and Bielefeld are importani ail and communications vhlle Hamm Is the site of Ger- any's .largest freight yards. HAP Hnlifnxes p.nd_ night duty, raided Bol.tyi.ip and s'tcrbrndo. a few i northwest nf Essen, the sites of al-. ready partially destroyed nil plants producing almost solely for Nazi army needs. A good-sized force of BAP Spitfires and Mus- tangs thf big British bomb- ers, one of which was lost. W.D. Manly Dies Of Heart Attack W.-illcr Dixon Manly, IS37 North Gth, rnndicr and automobile deal- er, died nt p.m. Saturday night In Ifrmlrick Memorial hospital, fol- a heart attack suffered late Frldiiy. Fnnernl will be at 10 a.m. Mon- of days constituted a powerful factor in the nation's politics. The Weather or coMMr.Kmnn with Ihe Rev. John O. Monre. pastor nf the Colonial Ave- nue Baptist church of Dallas of- Ilc-inting, insisted by the Rev. Mlllard A. Jenkens, pnstor of the First Baptist church In Abilene. Mnnly wn.s born nt Bellville, Texas, and moved with his parents tn enmity In 1835. He was the snn of I tie late Hinton D. and Mr.nly, prominent early day ranch people. He wns engaged principally In front from Holland to: ranching business and more recent border turned lo snow I the automobile business here, Ml it. His duty "In join those fear-'. in the Vo.se.rs foothills, where the being engaged in the latter field loss and unlcrriiicii Democrats of! Seventh was mnking gains of up to "ic "me of his death. Texas who dare to fiulit for the re- three mii'.s in Ibe face of conccn- ninrntlon of our paitv to Demo- Iratlnns of artillery nnd rocket lire, rrntic principle.'! nnd the: American! I'lhe Berlin radio snkl tile center ronct-pl of government" lot Mill was on this front Dies charged that Ibe "New I nnd acknowledged that breaches Dr.il has npnosril, harrassril, In llw German lines northwest of 'fliMfnrl liad been German patrols were aggressive In the fare of the Seventh's advance, niul Ihc enemy wn.s Riving every Indii-ation nf making a fierce stand in the Vo.'cra. (lie Americans hrlrl frontal poMilni" I' miles west ot.Bclfoit nt tlin village of I Survivors include Ills u-ife. former Annie Lee Cowcien. nncl a daughter, Panlee Dixon Mnnly. nnd (be in tinns by Ibe bonsr roninilttcp on un-American activities wbich wns croaleri. with as clirtir- miin, In 1038. "In p. rnlhcr healed conference rf.vprn UK; Prosiflen! and me ,u tlie While Hoiise he insisted that the! KAST TEXAS: and ronler p linn Sunday nfln 111 norlian Si cloudy nnd roole south portion. s 1i'.. Frl. 1 M. itoint I- I rlly clindy me northwest n. Cooler rxiri-inr- j' rth, partly cloudy imniit.tee confine its u-ork to Hie niifl FanrtsU and liy off the CIO." Dies Kiiirl. "This T refused to do, knowing at Ibe tijni.- fliat'my oecision would (lo'vn my bc.'icl the Iwrntli nf Hie Presiflrnl and whn blindly folkj-.v his IrndfM-phip." Die.'i did not :-rek renoinlnallnn in the July K.ivr ill health i n.s a lor rrtiriiif.' from cnn- grrt-K at Ihe end of his cnn-rnt tr-rm. Cooper to Hear ttr.ncli uniis i" tlirci--mlln gain I In the north fought up to Hie ent- rance of the foothill puss nt Clicv- Scc GERMANV, Pf- C. fol. 3 German Resistance Collapses al Calais llljrli I nil yn inch nnd in It p.m. nnme

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 1, 1944