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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1944, Abilene, Texas Hitler Orders Reich Defense With Scythes, Pitchforks and Clubs UNITED WAR CHEST Total Quota.............. 'Ascribed Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS Oil FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT -STORY IN COLUMN 3. MORNING VOL. LXIV, NO. .12? A TEXAS 2-M, NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, 1944-SIXTEEN PAGES Associated Press (AP) United Press (UJ.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Reds Endanger Nazis in Czechoslovakia Britons Push Past Venray LONDON, Oct. 18 forces with American armor on the right flank and rocket-firing Typhoons ovcr- f" ad pushed through the Dutch rail and road junction oi rnray today and captured 'two more towns beyond, cutting deep into the enemy's Maas river salient with a steady ad- vance toward the German border and the Ruhr valley. The American First Army heat off a small German funter-alfack at Aachen to the south and strengthened its circlement of the great Ger- man border city, which Ber liif radio commentators for the first time publicly wrote off as lost. great rain fell all along; the western front from' Holland to the Swiss border, turning the ground Into mud and making Allied ad- vances difficult, but everywhere there was evidence of a build-u tor vast Allied offensive which Witish Second Army spokesma: said today may lead to one of th war's .great decisive-battles withi the next 10 weeks. The German were said to have no strategic re serves left. the seventh consecutive da; American heavy bombers attackei the great German city of Cologne a Rhine industrial center the siz of St. Louis, punishing it witl another tons of bombs, anc Germans, whatever their pur Ssc, began preparing their pub lie for a great American land as sault on this strategic city 40 mile beyond Aachen. Elsewhere along the front Cana d inns squeezed the German pocke tM0 the south bank of the Scheld estuary by one-third, th American Third Army in easteri France drove to' within four mile of Metz with a one-mile advance nnd the French First Army In th of the Vosges mountain vfuiced nearer to three Import ent passes on the route to tin jouthwcstcrn Reich. British Tommies after taking Venray. eight miles short of the German border, liberated three miles to the south nnd Overbrook two miles to the southwest, giving the Al- lies a 45-.square-mile bite Into the German Maas river salient since Oct. 12 and shortening Athe German front there from mile.-? to 12. In this drive over the last miles of Dutch bog country for a firrr footing on higher and drier gvounc leading to the Ruhr junction citj of Duisburg, the Allied troops won (9ntrol of the entire road from Venray to Deurne, to the south- west, and pushed across it. The American Seventli Army held firm against German counter-at- tacks at Embermenil, cast of the .fcre' t of Parroy, and the French Ireat off counter-attacks north of Bmyercs and xnear Rochesson in this area of the approaches to southwestern Germany. 3PA Officers Now Carrying Firearms Oct. W) afll, regional chief special agent at the Office of Price Administration ration currency protection said today his agents have been giv- en authority to make arrests and carry firearms in connection with fall, cooler Friday ncner- ally fair. UTST TF.XAS: Parley rtniiily Thurs- day and Friday, foolrr Panhandle and Soiilli riMni Thiii'Msy. TUXAHJ Onenlly fair, cnol- i-r iinrllnvrM portion Thursday. Frl-
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