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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                BUNDLE SCRAP PAPER For Salvage Pickup Today In Business District Sunday in Abilene WITHOUT OR TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 139 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1944 PAGES Associated Presj AP United Press PRICE FIVE CENTS Japan Lands Big Leyte Relnforcements Bus After three hours of spirited discussion Friday afternoon between city fathers and partners In the proposed new city bus in which some tentative agreements were the city commission recessed until Monday when a revised franchise ordinance will come up its first The commission could not adjourn and take up the matter Monday since a franchise ordinance can be read and passed only at a regular The revised ordinance as presented will call for a 25year fran chise to operite buses with a francise tax of S250 per year for the first 10 years and a one percent gross receipts tax for the remaining jf 15 These two proposed provisions represent a compromise from the ori ginal ordinance presented by the bus partners who asked a 35year franchise and a yearly tax the first 10 years and the one percent yearly gross receipts tax It also represented a compromise on the part of the city commis sioners who were reported to have asked in private conferences a two tfpercenfc flat gross receipts It would be financially impossible for the bus lines to pay the larger percent Jack one of the partners Fulwiler another partner told commissioners the new line was extremely speculative since its large volume of busi ness now is due largely to the military establishments near Abilene and Franchise Fare May Co Up no one could predict how long this large temporary population will be For that and because of the large Initial the company asked the lower he For 38 years the city of Abilene has had transportation systems and these have never paid a dime franchise in Merle third partner pointed We offer to give good service and you want to penalize us for Which Is the citizens of Abilene to get a really dependable bus system for the city to make of the lino a new source of revenue Gruver Mayor Will Hair suggested a compromise on the tax which would have amounted to a total of over the first ten years before the one percent went into when attorney for the bus failed to Commissioner Tom Bacon sug gested the yearly The public doesnt think a year enough tax for a business with the possibilities this Bacon said in presenting his Commissioner Pool is ill and was not at the but Com missioner Bacon indicated he thought he would approve that tax com Commissioner Baasley said he was in the mayor voiced his agreement but Commissioner Tom while not com mitting himself indicated he still preferred more Another hotly debated point was the but the bus com panys original that a 7 cent maximum be set that could be raised up to 10 cents only with commission will go into the revised ordinance to be rend Commissioner McWhirter contended throughout that school children should not ever be charged more than 5 Where would you draw a line Gruver declaring it would bi difficult to distinguish between students on the borderline betweei grade and high school end high school and Bus lines must have Gruver We must keep fare as low as possible to keep that volume The new if a franchise is finally granted on second reading of the will begin operation on the same the same routes and the same fare as the present tho bus officials When additional equipment has been they the new 10prbnged with buses on will go into We plan to put on a 7cent fare when the new lines and schedules go in Simmons with the token system whereby four tokens can be purchased for 25 Commissioners and City Attorney Overshiner and bus officials and their attorney went word by the proposed ordinance making many changes as to wording and content which will be Include in the revised ordinance when it comes up for trie test JJerlin Says Rhine Near at Hand By The Associated Press Courtney Hodges American First Army has driven two miles deeper into southeast of Aachen in its twoday old push through Hurtgen and the Ger radio warned last night that a great American smash toward the Rhine was about to A major action on the part of the American First Army seems to be Berlin adding that the various Allied local thrusts from Holland to the Vosges mountains jfin northeastern France could be interpreted as forerunners of the offen So the Nazis General Hodges had thrown two regiments into the Hurtgen The final shots were being fired on Walcheren island at the en to waterway to Antwerp and all the enemy guns the island were believed to have been German troops In eastern Holland were falling back to less exposed positions in expec tation of an Allied Ameri and French forces probed to the main passes through the Vosges In the direction of making certain the Germans did not attempt to shift of their depleted forces from front to the vital Aachen sec An Allied communique con firmed that the French had captured 30 miles southeast of Nancy anrl 45 miles from antl had shov ed forward on a front of about 12 miles while inflicting heavy losses in men antl tanks on the Powerful Russian plung ing more than 50 miles across the Hungarian plain in five Rochester NonCom Missing in Action as missing in action in Italy since Oct 7 is Jesse Lee son of ill of according Colonel Dyess Called Wan Greatest Hero drove within seven miles of the capital city of Budapest last night and the Romanian radio declared that a revolution is in full swing In More than 100 Hungarian towns overrun by the Soviets yes Moscow dispatches report ed that Budapest was in panic as the sound of Red army artillery grew louder in the The Mos cow radio broadcast to the Russian that the final phase of the war has been The moment has come to strike the death The first heavy snow began fall ing along the eastern binger of the fierce Russian win ter dreaded by the W Berlin admitted a critical situ ation before ancient city of more than population on the Action on the stormbound Italian front was limited to a f0 fight by British tronps for an airfield oiicsirte a road junction on the highway be tween Rimini and Bologna at the edge of the Po The British held two sitlcs of the field but the Nazis clung dog redly o flic olhcr i Thi big Greek port of occupied by British forces on Wed was disclosed to have been I heavily damaged by the Germans before they evacuated and fled the Yugoslav More 50 ships were sunk in the i j Berlin reported that Allied planes j were over western Germany dur ing the following Thursday nights tremendous raid on Dus jseldorf by the RAP In which tons of fire bombs and explosives were dropped on the industrial SERGEANT CARGILL to a telegram received here from his who with their young lives in Wounded he was hospital ized a time before returning to duty with the Fifth Born here the young sergeant attended schools at New Cook and He entered service in 1942 while employed in a potash mine near Sergeant Cargill trained at Camp Gruber and Sam Houston and was sent overseas in A Seaman Doug Cargill is serving somewhere in the South west They are grandsons of Jcsie Davis of 3 ing the late Edwin Dyes the greatest hero of the war Major Samuel who w one of the men on the March Death on Bataan as a companion c Colonel spoke to a group approximately 60 citizens here tc night about the illfamed and hi toric episode in the early stages the world That he was a great leader wa borne out by the fact that Ed wa picked as a squadron leader on Ba Major Grashion The whose home is at Spa stopped in Albany o an official tour for the air force in which he is visiting Bataan club over the The mission of h tour is to tell parents of their son were on Bataanr On Friday he talked In Abi lene to relatives of Bcl formerly of who has been reported as A prisoner following the fall of Major Grashio is being accom panied on the lour by Lieuten ant Brock of Major Grasliio was in the grou that escaped with Colonel Dyess a the prisoner of war camp at Davao The major was with Dyess squad ron in the fall of 1941 and too part in air battles over Luzon will Dyess as his squadron commander Ed foresaw that conditions ivould be bad on Bataan and had brought in enough food from Manila to last his squad ron a Major Grashio his food had o be divided with other froops and soon the food was running Eds squadron was the only om that wasnt lest in the early bomb ng due to the fact that Ed move lis men and planes from Clarl Field to Nichols Field after the Japs had bombed Clark The dinnermeeting was spon sored by the Albany Chamber o Commerce and was held at the school lunch Joe Clarke o Albany introduced and L Graham of Cisco and later pre sented Judge Richard fathc f Colonel who introduced he honored UP FRONT WITH MAULDIN Bailey Signs Thomas Bailey signed today a legislative bill providing for a supplementary list of nine pro presidential and expressed unconcern over whether JKIC legislative action In the states Democratic elector revolt would en danger the status of the Mississippi members of Me future is Im gonna uc a pcrfcssor on types of European TKXAS STUDENTS HOLD MASS Marine Malcolm Mac Wallace at microphone of Dallas addresses University of Texas students at a mass meetini at the state capitol at Austin 2 after leading them on a march in protest of the discharge by the University board of regents of President Homer AP facul ty of the University of Texas to night unanimously reaffirmed its confidence in Homer Rainey and asked that when the board of regents is reorganized he be re instated as president of the univer Upon the urgent request of the also by unanimous Painter accepted the appoint neuL of the regents as acting presi In he voiced his disapproval of the action of the regents in discharging The action of the faculty was aken during a threehour Earlier in the students of the marching grimly behind 75foot banner proclaiming Aca demic Freedom Is Dead demon trated quietly in the streets of the apital in protest of the firing of The faculty voted commend ation lo the students for their good behavior in their two A e m o n s i r a t i o n s since Raincys discharge was an nounced Wednesday Another development In the tur from where Raineys Classes have Ralph executive secretary of the American Association of University said the dis missal of Rainey bodes ill for the The association has been investigating alleged instances of suppression of academic freedom at the University of Painters acceptance of the post of acting president gave the university a responsible executive head for the first time in the hec tic two days that followed Would Reduce British Lendlease American lendlease to the British empire would be continued in but on a reduced under ten tative proposals now under consld been attended sparsely and no ap parent efforts were made to per suade students to return to their Students have held several meetings and two downtown dem onstrations voicing strenuous dis approval of the regents Milton chairman of the said that the faculty took no action regard ing what hn charactrrizci n the student hut said that it was understood classes wnultl be resumed Raincy in Antonio disclosed that he was still j and now a private at Love connected with the university as Field educational adminls Enemy Fleet Fifth Rate MITSCHER By The Associated Press Japans heavy sea losses off the Philippines and Formosa have reduced her to a fifth rate naval Marc Mitcher declared yesterday on arrival in the United States from the recent great American victories over the Nippon The veteran naval chief of famous Task Force said Japans naval avia tion has been practically wip The Japanese imperial army land ed strong mechanized reinforce ments and began its first poten tially formidable attempt Friday to avert disaster on Leyte The Japanese which began with an attempt to Leese Appointed To High Asiatic Army Command Gen Sir Oliver Leese tonight was appointed commander of the newly organized llth Army group which includes some American troops for merly commanded by Joseph Stllwell and will operate In southeast Asia under the direction of Lord Louis Leese has headed the British Eighth Army in Italy since A group contains more than one but the only part of the llth group so far identified publicly Is the British 14th now operat ing In The American and Chinese forces In northern who were di rected by General Stllwell prior to his recall to are n part of the 14th Army will be under Leeses overall gen Leeses appointment is the strong sst indication to date of a buildup In Mountbnttens ground Lord Louis southeast Asia com mnntl includes Malaya nnd part of Su It does not include French or Sir Richard Mc was Appointed Leeses successor as Eighth Army com GOP Opens Arms To the Regulars 27year ild former Polish air Wyg munt Kazlmlerz signed nn American naturalization implication t the federal building today and hen sketched his career for news papermen Eliot out of the skies seven times j by the Nazis worked with the underground In he Balkans torpedoed twice as a mer chant seaman worked is a Can adian aircraft factory Inspector flew for the Canadian ferrying coin professor of and that he would re main until relieved of his His title was president and profes but no salary or duties were attached to the Leo secretary of the board of said the loll that has followed the action i it was learned The tentative officials call for a cut of about 50 per Raincy mentioned only which would mean American aid j of between five and six billion dol I have nothing to go back to Poland he My father nnd two brothers nnd my fiancee have died in the I want to make this country my and I think Ill make n good His application for citizenship Is regents resolution ilifchniBJns fo be hcnrd ic prcsi LIVE GRENADES TAKEN FROM BOYS EL orities recovered 27 live hand grenades from El Paso young sters today and widened their search for lethal playthings after recovery of a booby trap cap from a 13yearold The boys said the grenades were picked up on the Fort Bliss grenade Its the booby trap cap possessor told I ought to set some A playmate added I stepped on one nnrt it blew me about that indicating about a Blasts etroit Strikers mechanics closing 24 Detroit war ants today brought from Undcr cretary of War Robert n ft statement that they worn triklng our lighting men from the ar and that such conduct is ulwilcnt to Pattersons demand that the be halted at once was made a telegram to Matthew tional secretary of the Mechanics lucatlonal Society of an dependent Station to Remain naval air station originally sched uled to close its training program will become an aviation refresher and indoctrination the only school of its kind in the Henry commanding said Prexy Removed BATON Leon Clark was removed president of Southeastern Louisiana college at Hammond by the state board of education at a session here The board Supports Training yrar military service consisting of basic training at followed by de fense duty in Germany and was advocated for every ablebodied American youth by Ernest member of the Texas Thompson with he nnmecl George dean j A of occupation m Gmnrmv of the ccllccc and former presideill nftcr tllc Wnr of Louisiana Polytechnic as acting DEWEY BOTH MAKE MAJOR SPEECHES TONIGHT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Roosevelt heads today for familiar Nnvv England campaign trails and Governor Dewcy for the scenes of his early fame with bids for undecided Tonight they will cut loose with the final big speeches of their cam thclr campaigns each In Ills home Bricker has four speeches in Ohio while Truman will speak in his home The White Honso found itself in an exchange with Powell over President In Boston and how 8Gycnrold Carter the governor in New Yorks Madi son Srjuarc Those nddres ics will officially end the each candidate plans an elec tion evemessage to his One of the last things President Roosevelt did before leaving Wash ngton was to Issue an appeal for a full turnout of the voters next Tues He urged employers to give their workers time off to Governor Dcwey spent most of restcrdny at working in his Madison Square Garden John Bricker and larry the vice prcsl feels about n Powell the sena tors said in a at Thursday that he had every reason to doubt he truth of an assertion by Stephen that the senator had telephoned War Mobilization Director James Byrnes nnrt said he was for a fourth Senator Glass Is 111 at a hotel Late Early told report ers he had just had a telephone call from the collator and said Glass confirmed he had talked with Byrnes and wanted me o tell the President hn Is voting for him and The Weather or rOMMiiltcr nnntAr AM Partly cloudy and colder Cooler rrs In cast pnrllon portion Sunday parti break out of the Ormoc pre sages a flareup in the battle for But the overwhelming Amer ican superiority in men and guns leaves little doubt of the final is Yank infantrymen moved five niiies westward along Cari gara bay antl tightened their encirclement of 25 miles to the as the Japanese suddenly halted their ostensible withdrawal from Leyle and shot large new forces inlo he bat The reinforcements landed at Ormoc Wednesday night and Thursday morning from four large transports and escorting American lightnings and bomb carrying Warhawks fought their way through a strong Japanese fighter screen and heavy flak to at tack the convoy In Ormoc The bitter battle cost the Jap anese two transports and 25 of the estimated 50 first planes they threw into The reinforcemeiits landed In the and imme diately were dispatched northward along the winding highway lead Ing north to Carlgara Navy reported last nifht hat Japanese planes damaged several warships when hey attacked American carrier ask forces in the Thir teen Japanese planes were shot clown tlurifig on the fleet anil on Kaipatt antl Tinian air fields which minor The War department announced hat Yank Superfortresses had jlastccl vital Japanese railroad yards at and the Chinese announced capture of last major obstacle to inking the Lrdo and Burma ns a land supply line into Arriving at San on iomc leave Admiral Mitscher dis closed that his task force registered this box score against the Nippon ese from 25 to 27 of this year Navy ships Sunk 88 probab ly destroyed 25 damaged A ntnl merchant tonnage of Aircraft Shot down de on the ground The native of declared at least seven Jap anese carriers were sunk during the recent He added all they have left is a few a couple major carriers and some babytype American flying in force from bases in blasted the vital Japanese held railroad marshalling yards at Meanwhile American airmen swept over the south China sea to sink a Japanese destroyer and badly damage a In Chinas strategic Kwangsi province the pushed their fipiu for On the cast the invaders were only two miles from the A Chinese army spokes man continued to promise a last man drfeiiFe of key of southeastern defense 53s McCloskey Hospital Observes Birthday Iilll pnrtlni day and plains nnil the IrroN yall TCMPCftAI lltl ciomiv General hospital here will observe the second anniversary of ils form rr al opening tomorrow with a por I trait of James McCloskey twart will be presented to the hospital by of Sun Major San Antonian who lost his life on was this wars first medical officer lenllal nlso wind up to give the President ills Illrh 7R Illfrl nit this mo tonight Champion Crowned 3 Mi A 5yearold Hampshire boar owned by and Holt of won he grand cham pionship award over more than 100 others at the Collin county pure bred livestock associations annual fair and exhibit which closed today at 7 6 7 20 0 1332 See Details on Page Two   

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