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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1944, Abilene, Texas UNITED WAR CHEST T.'fcl Quota........... Subscribed Shortage MDRMIMG "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH'YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 'AS IT j. LXIV, NO. 131 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, PAGES Associated Press (AP) United Press (V.P.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Ground Success Added to Sea Victory filburg By-Passed; Trapped.. By'The Associated Press British troops have by-passed the German' stronghold of Tilburg in southern Holland after four days of sustained and a front dispatch declared last night that an esti- mated, German troops were in a "critical their attempt to withdraw across the Maas Rhine into northern Holland "gravely jeopardized." A British spearhead drove across the Tilburg-'S Herto- genbosch rail and highway lines and reached the town of LWenhout, four miles north of Tilburg. Rocking the Nazis back steadily all along a 15- mile front, the British also fought into the eastern out- skirts of 'Tilburg and beat down every attempt by the enemy to stiffen his resist- ance. To the west the Canadians cap- tured the town of Oostburg in the Blaze Hits War Plant A Wichita Falls WICHITA PALLS, Oct. Fire attributed to a lamp swept tlacugh a major unit of the Wiclv Engineering company plant here tonight and caused damage estimated by Houston Bclin, presi- dent of the company at more than The fire started in the paint pressing room of the fragmenta- tion and anti-personnel bomb de- partment of the war plant. Thirty employes were in the building when an infra-red ray drying lamp broke, but despite-ex- ttmive use of fire extinguishers the filmes spread rapidly. Bolin estimated, the loss would exceed and said the plant was owned by the government and leased to his company for opera- tion. units of the war plant were not (damaged, andirio injuries were sustained by workmen. The-plant souUiwest of Wichita Falls. Enemies oi Franco Arrange Conference tONDON, Oct. wjiublicans will confer Nov. 2-4 in tfre French city of Toulouse, only CO miles from the Spanish frontier, to "decide upon'the best methods" of overthrowing Generalissimo Fran- cisco Franco's Falangist regime, re- publican headquarters here said to- A Paris dispatch disclosed that for the first time since the outbreak of the clashes along the Franco-Span- ish' frontier a Paris newspaper, France Libre, has taken up the de- "ffjiEe of the Franco regime. ROAD TO BERLIN By The Assoclatsd Press Western Front: 301 miles (frorn rasfc of Front: 304 miles (from Vistula, north of j Italian Front: 558 miles (from of Leaflet Campaign. Oct. can heavy bombers have been fly- ing over Germany and the occu- pied countries at night .for move than a year on leaflet-dropping missions, it was announced today. UP FRONT German pocket on the south side of LONDON, Oct. Gen. Erich .Von Kirchbach, 58, and Maj. Gen. Fritz Rcinhardt. 53, have been killed in the fight- ing on the western front, the official German news agency announced tonight. Earlier in the day, Berlin re- ported the death of a Gen. Seherkenburger, commander of a German army corps, on the eastern front during a Russian air raid on trench positions near Belgrade. the .Schelde estuary, and, by Ger- man account, made an amphibious landing on South Beveland Island on the north side of the estuary. Other Canadians were reported within two miles of Bergen Op Zoom, western anchor of the Nazi line across Holland. A force of American heavy bombers made .shatter- Ing attacks on'the western Ger- man cities of' Munster, Biele- feld aEd .Hannover, while Brit- ish heavies hit a big chemical works on the Rhine five miles north of Cologne. Russian troops advanced 16 miles In Ruthenia and captured Munka- cevo, chief communications center .of .the former Czechoslovakian province which was annexed by Austria. In all, Soviet forces seiz- ed 60 localities in Czechoslovakia and 40 In northeastern Hungary, only four in East Prussia, where the Germans were resisting desperately. A Berlin spokesman announced officially that Col. Gen. Heinz Gu- derian, chief of the German general staff, had been made commander in chief of all forces on the Eastern front. Greek guerrillas captured the im- portant town of Larisa and were reported to control large portions of the port of Salonika, less than 50 miles from the northern fron- tier of Greece. More than German troops were believed ma- rooned on the island of Crete. Texan Decorated WASHINGTON, Oct. Tech. Sgt'. James M. Logan, 23- year-old Luling. Tex., infantryman who won the Congressional Medal of Honor at Salerno, Italy, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for single-handedly breaking up a German counter-of- fensive at Vclctrl, Italy, the War department announced tonight. The spectacular photo above, taken as the mighty 16-inch'deadliest of our battleships, the ships of the '.'Big guns of the USS Iowa hammered a distant target proceeding 1" class have unrivaled firepower, headed iiy nine IB-inch an assault by American forces in the Pacific, makes a fitting guns. They are 880 feet long, 108 feet in beam and make 30 Navy Day tribute to the mighty role our sea forces are play- the rate of an average speedboat, ing in the Allied march to victory. Newest, largest and Abilenians Really Have Something To Cheer and Celebrate Navy Day The Japs aren't having as good a time with American's Navy day as they probably anticipated, but their loss. is. cause for much celebration. Schdols'rah'd -clubs' have or have already observed programs In celebration of Navy day. Navy day speakers were slated for. the Kiwanlans, .Lions and Rotar- ians. At Abilene high school, Wednes- day, Lt. (JB) Jim Williams, former teacher, told
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