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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                Reds Crush Hungarian Lines, Race Within 83 Miles of Budapest NtWS 'FEATURES TCUMAIS .STORY IN COLUMN FIVE SUNDAY "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO, FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXIV, NO. 112 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8, 1944-THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press rAPI united Press fifJjPRICE FIVE CENTS GERMAN WALL CRACKED Demos; FDR Will Speak in-N..Y. Kerr to Wichita Falls S, Oct. aov. Robert S. Kcrr of Oklahoma will be the principal speaker at a Roosevelt- Truman mass meeting In Wichita Mis, Oct. 19, Harry L. Scny, State Democratic executive committee n, said today, Second Landing Near Foochow DRAMATIC ACTION PHOTOS, taken on Peleliu island in the show last-ditch, type .of. fightirig Yanks up against. In'top Marine levels" his auto- matic at a Jap pillbox, orders the occupants to surrender. They refused, so another Leatherneck lobbed in a phosphor- ous bomb, with the result seen in lower photo. f alau Invaders jlay Japs U. S. PACIFIC FLEET, Pearl Harbor, Oct. and soldiers invading the Palaus have killed Japanese and captur- ed 224 since Sept. 15, day of the {jjkiudings, the Nacy announced to- day. On the air base. Island of Peleliu, Japanese have been slain and 214 captured but the Nipponese still cling to one pocket of resistance at Umor- brognl mountain (Bloody Nose ridge.) However, today's communique said American .tanks and artillery had reduced that pocket In ac- tion Friday. other Japanese slain and 10 captured fell victim to in- vaders of Angaur, south of Peleliu In the Palaus, Operating from Peleliu's cap- tured airfield, Marine Corsair planes ranged north in the Ta- ,'i4flaus to the big island of Babel- tbuap Friday, damaging vil- lages, 16 supply dumps, two buildings and 28 trucks and strafing; three boats and seven barges. The communique also reported i of air action against the Kurilcs north of Japan. Mit- chells bombed Paraniushiro and Shimushu Tuesday, sinking a cargo ship, damaging a barge, fighting off 15 to 20 enemy probably de- fitroylng two and damaging two Big Liberators also bombed Par- amushiro. By the Associated Press Japanese determination to seal off the China coast against American landings in that vital area was heavily underscored Saturday as the Chinese high command reported a second. Nippon landing in the Foo- chow sector. The landing, on the south bank of the Min river south- east of Foochow, apparently was designed by the Japanese to secure for them a zone in which airfields could be constructed. Planes frftm such fields could blast any invasion forces ap- proaching China in that coastal area. The Initial Japanese invasion, di- rected against Foochow, was on Sept. 27. Tlie Chinese said brisk fighting continued in Foochow's northwest- ern suburbs and that the invaders to the southeast were "being en- gaged by our forces." After claiming complete occu- patton of Foochow there days ago the Japanese changed their tune. Their latest communique said only the "outskirts" of the cilf hp.d been "completely re- duced" by the morniny of Oct. 4. In Kwangsi province heavy fight- Ing continued as a fresh Japanese drive was halte about 12 miles west of Hlngan and 25 miles north of Kweilin, the Nippon objective. The Japanese made some progress in the general direction of Lluchow, strate- gic rail junction city south of Kweilin. In England A. V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, said the royal navy already in the Indian ocean Is formidable.and that plans to move warships to the Pacific were going ahead rapidly. GOP Bidder Gives Reply To Opponent By The Associated Press Governor Thomas E. pictured last night the Demo- cratic administration of Pres- ident Roosevelt as engaging in double talk through speaking on one hand about govern- ment ownership of factories and simultaneously disavow- ing Communist, supporters. The Republican presidential nominee, making. his answer to Turn to page 5 for story on Abi- lene FDR rally. President Roosevelt's address of Thursday at Charl- eston, W. Va., that trie President had denied that he wel- comed the.-supjmrt' of 'any persons or groups committed to Communism or Fa'scism. But, asked.. "doesn't tills soft disclaimer vmie a trifle statement of Earl Browder in New York that "the election of my (Dewey's) opponent essential to his aims." Meanwhile, President Roose- velt, accepting an invitation to address a dinner of the Foreign Policy association in New York, Oct. 21, scheduled his first speech outside Washington since he formally opened his fourth term campaign. The speech will take Mr. Roose- velt to New York state, biggest prize in the electorial college with 47 votes, just 17 days before the election. Whether the address will be class- ed by the White House as political in nature was a question which went unanswered for the time be- ing. Mr. Roosevelt's aides declined to amplify an announcement which consisted of making public the in- vitation from Maj. Gen. Frank R. McCoy, president of the associa- tion, and the president's accept- Sce POLITICS, PE. 6, Col. 7 Anson Boy, Knocked From Horse, Dies ANSON, Oct. 7.-Donald Ray Ball, 9, died at a. m. today in the Stamford hospital of injuries sus- tained last Sunday when he was knocked from a horse by an auto- mobile at an intersection three blocks east of the square. The lad was unconscious all week. Funeral will be at 3 p. m. Sun- day at the Church of Christ with Fred Curtis, minister officiating. Donald was born Nov. 30. 1934. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ball; a brother, Dar- rel Denton; and two sisters, Leola and Saundra. Sheriff Bill Dunwodie said Lee Norman, n, negro, was held in the county jail charged with ncRlisence In the accident. The sheriff said he was driver of the car which struck Donald. BRANDON SHAPABD Taylor Rancher Fatally Injured Brandon Hope Shapard, 44, promi- nent Taylor county 'ranchman and attorney, was fatally'. Injured' Sat- urday afternoon when he was knocked from his horse by an over- hanging limb of a tree in rounding up cattle at his miles southeast of Abilene. He died in- stantly. ?ShapardJ' fhov gaw-the said Mr. Sh'apard was. 'some cattle" at; about jr." m. and ihe cows broke away. In the chase'' his horse ran under -a tree and a limb struck hinr on. the head.. Funeral will be held at the First Methodist church in Anson, his former home, at p. m.' Sunday! Burial will be in the Mt.' Hope cemetery there. V The body will lie in state 'at Kikcr-Warren funeral home here until p. in. Mr. Shapard was an extensive landowner in Taylor. Jones and Hood counties and had operated the ranch east of. Tuscola since 1934 when he retired from law practice at Anson. He was born in Anson on July 13, 1900, son of the late Dr. R. R. ahap- ard, pioneer Jones county physician, and Mrs. Mallie Lewis Shapard. Survivors include his wife, the former Louise Pierson. whom he married in Dallas in brother, Grundy .Ehapar.d of Wichita Falls; an aunt, Mrs. Dee Williams, Anson; a niece, Mary Grundy of Wichita Falls, and two cousins, Weldon Wil- liams of Dallas and Orundy Wil- liams of' New York. Mr. Shapard attended Anson high school, Powell Trainins school at Dallas, Southern Methodist uni- versity and was graduated from the See SHAPARD, Pg. 6, Col. 6 Al Smith Laid to Rest Beside Wife NEW YORK, Oct. 7 Al- fred Emanuel .Smith was buried beside his wife, Catherine, who aid- ed and inspired him in a career which led from the sidewalks of New York to the gubernatorial mansion in Albany and the Demo- cratic nomination for president of the United Spates. Only members- of the immediate family, relatives and close friends attended services at the grave in Calvary cemetery where the most Rev. J. Francis Mclntrye. auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of New York, pronounced the last blessing. 300 Towns Occupied in Swift Ihrust LONDON, Swift Russian .tank and cav- alry forces, crushed the entire Axis defense system east of the Tisza river in southeastern Hungary- yesterday; racing through 300 more towns and villages in a 28-mile advance that carried to .within 83 miles of Budapest, 'imperilled Mag- yar capital.... With the seizure of Gyoma, rail town oh the Bucharest- Budapest trunk railway, the Russians had'advanced 55 miles northwest of Arad, western Ro- manian jumplrigrOff base, in' their rapid campaign to knock out Hungary, last big Axlr satel- lite still in the war. The big rail junction towns of Be- Oroshaza, Bekes, and .oth- er important points fell In the mas- sive drive, which, now has. overrun 400 localities and'-by-passed Hun- gary's second city of Szeged, at the lower end of a 75-mile .invasion arc. Hungarian troops bolstered by Nazi reinforcements -wen: 'battling fiercely at -the lower end of the In- vasion line'In the115-mile sector be- tween Szeged on'the Tisza. river and captured Mako, 15 miles to-the east. At the top of the front moving relentlessly across the plains _ the Russians announced.' by- passed western. rail .Junc- 'tibn of Oradea, one..of two..major Nazi escape routes but of Transly- vanla..' Emphasizing grave danger to southern ,'Germany, a Yugb'-. Slav broadcast said Marshall Tl- to's Partisans had linked up with Austrian anti-Nazi patri- ots, members of the "Austrian Berlin disclosed that-other Soviet forces, deploying along the north bank of the'Danube opposite Bel- grade-had reached'the'mouth of'the TisKA where it empties Into the Danube. Moscow announced simultane- ously that Rcfl army units had begun a great pincers movement on German East Prussia, attack- ing beyond Siaulia in western Lithuania, and also crossing the Narew river 29 miles north'of Warsaw and 38 miles from the lower East Prussian frontier. At least 200 Nail tanks were knocked out in two days, Moscow said, when the Germans tried "to liquidate our bridgft- 'head on the right bank." Robbery Motive in Fatal Pyote Attack PYOTE, Oct. of an empty purse led Pyote Army air field officials today to believe that rotiery was the motive behind the attack which ended In the fatal rounding of S-Sgt. Hando! A. Weir, 25, of St. Bernard, Ohio, and injuries to Addio Maureen Borders, 30, of San Angelo, the commandant of the post said here today. Two facts were.made public by the Investigating board of officers named to probe the Incident. The purse belonging to Miss Borders, which was missing, has been found emptied. Medical examination shows that the girl was not attacked. Weir and his woman companion were assaulted Thursday niglit while walking toward her home in the civilian area after they had attended a camp show. It .is now believed that more than one as- sailant participated in the attack. As City Pledges to Remove SOLDIER IS ACQUITTED IN MFIC DEATH Straightening of 14th street and construction of sidewalks along it west 01" the South Junior high school, provided the area is in the citj',  o carry our 'econimendatlons of the 42ri dirlrict jrand jury last week which called 'or elimination of the traffic haz- ard and laying of the walki; so chil- dren and others will not be lorcecl to walk In Ihe street. First Sal. Elmer O. Short of the ASFTC was found not guilty of manslaughter yesterday In connection with tlir. Sept. 23 death of Everett McCulIough, 13, fatally Injured when .struck try an automobile in the 1800 block on South Nth. The court, ramp officials said, hold a leng- thy hearing In the rase prior lo returning Its verdict. Everett, who lived ?t 1333 South 13th, was fatally injured at p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, as he was SolnR home from a football1 game whern he had served as a Boy Scout usher. City and Camp police searched from thr time of the acci- dent until the following Tuesday morning for the driver, who first persons to reach tho scene of the accident said did not stop, Sergeant Short in reporting to Capt. Andrew Bcttwy, Camp Barke- Icy provost marshal, that he wa.s the driver of the car said he halted his automobile In carrying the boy to a nearby porch and left the scene only after a mili- tary medical officer pronounced Ev- erett dead. The 42d district grand Jury last week Investigated the accident and returned no Indictment, making Its recommendation, however. Mayor Hair explained that a por- tion of South I4th lies within the city and part outside In the area involved. He said the state main- tains part of the street but is not bound to straighten It. He said un- til exact jurisdiction Is determined no'Plans for revision of the street may be made, TanksJnfantry, Guns Pour 6-Mile Gap at Aachen SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY' FORCE, Oct. 7 Doughboys of the U. S. First army cracked German defenses wide open along a six-mile front north of Aachen today and swept up six German towns in a high-powered three-mile drive that encountered wilting resistance. The Americans over-ran Bcggendorf, Baswciler, Herbach, Mcrkstein, Hofstadt and Alsdorf as they hammered to a point five to six miles inside Germany in the onrush that was described by an American staff officer as a definite breakthrough. The U. S. troops are meeting less artillery fire and weaker opposition, field dispatches reported tonight. Tanks, infantry, artillery and supplies poured into Germany through the gap torn by the Americans. Planes and tanks battered at the enemy as the U. S. advance units press- ed ahead. "This-is definitely a breakthrough and not a a First army staff officer de- clared. "There still are defenses ahead of us, but we have driven through the main line of resistance in this sector." ..The .whole 400-mile front stirred restlessly. The U. S. Third army struck in the long- donnant Luxembourg sector, cleared Germans from virtual- ly the entire duchy, and was Hearing the frontier town of Wormeldange due east of the capital on the Moselle river facing the Reich. Thus two great American armies, the First and Third, were cementing their assault lines from Holland to northern France, but for the mo- ment at least It.was the First army which was driving toward the in. dustrial heart of Germany along tha Heaviest Bomber Blow Hits Reich Oct, 7. greatest Allied aerial blow of the many's oil supply, armament works, airplane 'factories and explosives struck today by the Oct. In- vasion- forces- have .overrun most of the; home of the an- cient. ispArtans, it was announced Allied strafing of Ath- ens' airfields indicated' that they would soon-, cross the isthmus of Corinth; tp the Greek mainland, scehe-af. their bitter 1941 retreat. (A Reuters report from Cairo had aban- doned Corinth anil thai Allied o'ccupitlon was imminent.) Behind ''the liberating -Tommies came a Greek government-in-exile representative 'who took over ad- ministration of the peninsula and told a crowd clamoring In the north port of Patrai for a peoples' rule that their exiled monarch, Kins George II. and his government would try "to satisfy your wishes." Pilots returning- from strafing missions, during which they blast- ed at least a score of planes, said German units were in flight frcm Greece, leaving their air force with- out land force protection. Greek patriots at Patrai said that the Germans had cleared out of the northern part of the peninsula, just as they had. fled the southern ports and central regions earlier. There was no further information on a light force which landed in Albania. Communiques on Greek opera- tioas have been behind the ac- complishments, and it may be as- sumed that second phases of the Invasion, the drive to the Greek mainland, is well under way. Baptist Standard Founder Is Dead DALLAS, Oct. Bell McCraw. 74, founder of (he Bap- tist Standard and father of former attorney general William McCraw, died today at a local hos- pital. In 1902 McCraw staged the first automobile show in the South. He also established the First riftn church of Dallas. Ihe Weather DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABII.LNL And cloudy Sunday and Monday. EAST clnildy hi norlh nd central rloudy with gut- tered and thunder In extreme inutn portion and nrar upper coaat Sunday. Monday partly rloudy, tiered thoweri In louthiveit and me louth portion. Slightly r.onler In east central portion Sunday. WEST cloudy Sunday id Monday. Scattered shoivcrs and under Monday except In Tin- handle and South Warmer In Panhandle and .South Plaint Sunday TEMPERATURES Trl. Sal. Vrl. A.M. HOUR P.M. m tt i..... fl7 fil B7 If) HR 70 ,11___ ..IS.... temper M 81 II fil Jurta to I) p. ill eh m.: If) anif 4H. lllrh and loir name date lait yitr: 3 and ftnnffL luil nlfhl: tMt morning: .Snniet lonlfht; Till, war, with combined assaults send- ing from to Allied planes over the Reich. A U. S. strategic alrforce com- munique called the American part of the operation "the greatest co- ordinated aerial assault of the war." Heavy opposition was reported from flak- and enemy and ihe Eighth air force alone reported 51 Heavy bonibcrs anrV 15 fightcra missing: from day- light operations. Tonight several German cities were in flamed and there was fresh devastation over the length and breadth of German territory from more- than tons of bombs cascaded down in 24 hours. High explosives and incendiaries seared Germany. Austria, Hungary and the Nazi western front, ns fine weather 'gave Allied filers their chance to strike. Enemy fighter opposition was con- centrated in the Leipzig area, where Fortresses were engaged in a brief but sharp attack by more than 50 Messerschmitts and Focke-WoUs. reported destroy- ing 11 German'fighters, while U, S. fighters shot down 22, including four jet-propelled planes. Germans Plan to Use Captives as Hostages NEW YORK, Oct. (American Broadcasting Station in Europe) today quoted Reicli Mar- shal Hermann Gocrint's Esscncr National Zeltuns as declaring edi- torially that tho Nazis were pre- paring to use the "most outstand- ing" Allied prisoners in Germany as hostages for the safety of high Nazis slated to be tried as vtif criminals after Germany's defeat. Among the "most outstanding" Allied personalities now being held in Germany are King Leopold of Belgium ami Edouard Hcrriot. (lie French statesman. Afo.sie's English-languapc broad- cast was recorded by OWI. Rhine and Ruhr. While this momentous fight- ing was raging, other doughboys in almost division strength were rolling, through forests 25 mllcB southeast of 'Aachen in a. new punch that had already carried through the first mine fields anil ilracWi i'clh of the against the' negligible resistance. Between these two sectors, First army troops lighting within 25 miles of Cologne in the Hurtgen..forest 10 miles southeast of Aachen ham- mered forward three quarters of a mile, cleared the last of the West- wall's pillboxes nnd were tackling the earthworks beyond. On the Third army !ront, the mcricans wrested the northwest and southwest corners of the great Fort Drlant from the German garrison, fought 100 yards down an under- ground passage leading to the main fcrtifications, but then found their way barred by steel and concreta bulkheads. But this key fortress guarding IMctr on (he west was hotly pressed. German batteries could no longer depress their guns, so close were the American attack- ers, and one force seized posi- tions atop artillery emplace- ments next to the main battery in the center of the forl. On the southern end of the frcnt, the U. S. Seventh army in gains of from five to seven miles closed on Lc Thillot, 18 miles of Bel- fort, from three sides and were only six miles west of the Bus- song pass which leads through tha heart of the o the Rhlneland. Ruggeri resistance slowed down the advances of the British. Second army in Holland the Canadian First army to the west, but the Canadians made one vital drive of nearly two miles into Holland which cap- tured the village of Osscndrecht, The rumble of artillery echoing across the English channel told. south Britons thru. Canadian ha-i I'.r.rjn tlie assault to recapture the j channel port of Dunkerque, where 'thr British made their escape from Hitler's lesions in 1940. IT AIN'T HAY This Allied paratrooper who landed head- first on Dutch soil probably felt insult added to injury when he arose and discovered that if his 'chute had drifted a little further he would have landed on the nice comfy hay. stqck at right.   

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