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Publication: Abilene Reporter News November 12, 1944

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1944, Abilene, Texas AS ABILENE OBSERVES ARMISTICE DAY Members of the reviewing staff of the Armistice Day parade observe the military elements of the parade as they pass the review- ing stand at Third and. Pine Streets. Left to right in the front row are Maj. Bob Johnson, P-47 ace from Abilene Army Air Base; Maj. Roy C. Rowland, representing Col. Harry Wed- dington, commander of the Abilene Air Base; Coi. George C. Nielsen, commander of Camp Barkeley; Col. Taylor Darby, acting commander, ASFTC; Col. Frank S. Matlack, execu- tive officer, ASFTC; Col. Sylvester E. Downs, .control officer, ASFTC; and Lt. Col. B. D. Holland, director of training, ASFTC. Second row: Maj. E. R. Farrell, camp inspector gen- eral; Lt. Col. Roscoc E. Kelley, director of camp supply sion; and Lt. Sarah T. Barker, commander of the local WAQ recruiting sub-station. In the picture above a company of troops from the 59th Med, Tng., ASFTC, are shown marching along Cypress street urday in the parade. NEWS 'TELEMATSi in this paper Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE. TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT SUNDAY VOL. LXIV NO. 146 A-TEXAS imlit, NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (API united Press (V.P.I PRICE FIVE CENTS Jap Convoy; Fresh Troops, Sunk Allies Cain Hear Border Russian troops, steadily expanding their wedge between the German defenders of Budapest and Miskolc, .yesterda drove to within 11 miles of Miskolc, Hungary's fifth city while a Budapest broadcast late last night announced tha flfeayy fighting had broken out at Vecses, only five mile southeast of the capital. A midnight Soviet bulletin said the enemy had thrown i: powerful reinforcements in an effort to break the Russian hold on the railway to Miskolc, 84.miles northeast of th wpital, arid also on the main railway t'o 'southeast of-Budapest. While the Russians'did not mention the-Vecses sector the; told of particularly heavy China Joins U.S. On Air Freedom fighting near Cegled, 35 miles southeast of Budapest, which 'i9t on the same line serving Vecses. Sixteen miles northeast of Ceg- led, other Soviet units captured Ujszasz, 43 miles east-southeast of JJidapest. These troops were mov- ing along a secondary rail line be- tween Budapest and Szolnok which runs east of the capital to Ujszasz, and then curves southward nine miles to Russian-held Szolnok. 45 miles due east of Budapest and seven miles northeast of Uiszasc, also was seized, the So- viet communique said. Berlin's radio commentators 'Jf-med this Soviet drive the most menacing to Budapest, and termed it an all-out offensive aimed at en- circling the capital on the Danube. U. S. Third Army infantry Cid tanks speared ahead five lies through the German flank southeast of Mctz, crossed the Nicd river and at one point reached a position 18 miles from the Nazi Saar frontier yester- day, 26th anniversary of the World War armistice. The advance units of Lt. Gen. CHICAGO, Nov. disclosed today her ambitions t participate in postwar Internationa air travel and her intention to opei China skies to other nations. At th same time China took a stand in line with United States views a the international civil aviation con ference. Kia-Ngau Chang, former Chinese minister of communications an< liead of a delegation to the confer ence, presented his country's view, at a press conference. He said in brief: The virtual exclusion of fcreisi airlines by China before the war was due to fear of Japanese pene- .ration, and a revised policy woulc DC adopted after the war. China is prepared to welcome for- eign operations on a non-discrim- inatory basis, with rights to be {ranted through mutual under- standing. China's immediate postwar con- cern will be rebuilding of domestic services, with parallel activity to de- George S. Patton Jr., who marked i velop a network of air services to his 59th birthday yesterday split neighboring countries, and evcntu- ally to all the world. China feels that a major task of the German defenders south of Metz. "Here his progress is nota- Wf, affu the German high command 'id. In this sector, the Third Army was well beyond the 1918 Armistice Day battle line. German forces cut off from their comrades south of Metz were falling back on that fj-t-guarded city. The U. S. Fifth infantry, bearing down merieux, only seven Metz, was about 14 on Pom- miles from miles away from the U. s. 95th division, which edgod forward four miles north of Sixth armored division sent vanguards across the. Nied river through Han-Sur-Niod. 14 miles southeast of Metz. Another column reached the river at Lemud, nine miles east of Melz, and was 12 miles beyond the jump-off positions or four days ago. Doughboys of the 35th division drove ahead from Chateau-Salins forest on the Third Army's right flank. Although-there was no armis- tice on any section of the 450- western front, the only ''other major activity reported was on the TJ. S. First army sec- tor, where a swaying battle continued In Hurtgcn forest southeast of Aachen. Two thousand American planes byved bad weather to hit Gorman oil and steel plants and communi- cations centers. British and Italian- based bombers smashed at similar targets in Czechoslovakia, Austria and Italy. Four bombers and one fighter failed to return from the In Italy, the British Eighth Army advanced from captured Porll In the eastern Po valley was halted by German tanks ami infantry outside the city at the Ravaldino canal. the conference is establishment o] an international aviation authority "with equitable representation ser- vices." However, in the matter ol powers for this authority, China': delegation believes it should be "pri- marily confined to the technical field, where there is already a large measure of Chang said. This position closely parallels the announced proposition of the United States. Professor Dies AUSTIN, Nov. Polk Hildebrand, professor of law at the University of Texas, died here to- day, aged 68, from heart disease. The Weather U. S. DKPART.ME.NT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU AI1ILFNF AM) VIC1N1TV: Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday; cooler Mon- TEXAS: Partly cloudy Sunday ami Monday. C.iolrr in extreme north- west portion Monday. WEST TEXAS: Tartly clntidy Sunday and Monday, except and cooler Monday In panhandle, south plains and Prcon valley u-rshvnrd. County Bond Buying Now Stressed The Sixth War Loan drive under way, actually, right now, C. M. Caldwell, Taylor county war bond chairman, declared last night in a state- ment appealing to the people of the county not to wait but to begin buying Series E now to meet the county's quota of His statement follows: "The Sixth War Loan drive Is on now. Our government is asking the citizens of Taylor county to lend it every dollar of which is guaranteed, plus Interest. It is asking us to put in E Bonds, which in my judgment, is the best buy for the'small investor. If you keep E Bonds until pay the highest rate. of. interest of any bond; and you are guaranteed every dollar to be paid any time alter 60 days; but surely no patriotic American in West Texas will cash his bond unless he is in REAL NEED. "As I read the papers and hoar tlie ratHo, I believe our young men and women in the service are meeting the most bitter resistance, both in the Pacific and in Europe, that they have ever met. Surely we lyill not fail them in this hour. "Dp-.you. remember some men who lived (or back Have you lelt ashamed of those men all through-these'26 "years? -Do-you know of any man or woman who is not buying liis share of bonds now? If you do, don't you have rather a sympathetic, disgusted, resentful feeling toward such a citizen? Friends, hadn't you rather pass out of existence just now, than have your neighbors thinking you are a slacker? Have you done your part the past five re- quests our government lias made? each of us examine himself closely, in view of what our young men and women are doing for me, for my pro- tection, my home, my happinss, and see if I can't invest a little more in bonds, the best security I know of. "Taylor county has been blessed in gardens, bountiful crops, fat cattle, plenty of jobs, and to spare. If history repeats herself again, one of these days each of us is going to look bark and wonder why he did not save more in bonds, and ask himself the question, 'What did I do with all that money 1 "I think you Taylor county citizens have done pretty good in the past. I could wish that we and each, of us would just be more prompt, a little quicker to wait for someone to ask us to buy. Let each of us buy now, buy all we can now, then buy again. "While the drive proper does not start until the twentieth of this month, every bond bought now counts. I could wish that .you would rush the Post Office, the hanks, the theaters, and1 all dther selling agencies, now'. I believe the sooner we the more it will our men and women in the service, the sooner we will get them back home, the sooner we will all return to happiness. Thanks." ne Honors Dead, living Veterans More than returned vet- erans from World War II, holding decorations as high as the Dis- tinguished Service cross, featured a near 45-minute parade through downtown Abilene yesterday morn- ing as a salute to the dead of both world conflicts. In command of troops was Lc. Col. .Wilford W. Wllcox, M. C., commander of the 13th Med. Tng. Regt., who served for 21 months as commander of a station hospital and as force surgeon on Ascension Island In the Atlantic. Holder of the T-5 Glendon R. Davis was sergeant-major on the staff of Colonel Wilcox. Adjutant on the commander of troops' staff was Maj. Arthur L. Ludwick, who a battalion surgeon and regi- nental surgeon has served through .ho North African, Sicilian and [talian campaigns and holds the 3ronze and Silver Stars. At 11 a. m., just as a group of decorated veterans passed the re- viewing stand, tho procession halted [or a period of silence in honor of the dead of both World Wars. Lt. John Little. Abilene Army Air 'ield chaplain, said a short prayer, asking for divine guidance of our civilians at home, for ighting men everywhere and for a asting peace. Taps was played and a three vol- ey salute was fired. Tlie veterans representing many Jivisions, some of which had train- d at Camp Barkoloy, were onthu- iastically cheered from tho crowci- packed streets. Proceeding tho veterans wore the color guard and band from the Army Service Forces Training cen- ter. Flags of the Allied nations were carried by veterans of Medical Ad- ministrative Corps Officer Candi- date school at ASFTC. The provisional battalion of over- seas veterans was led by Lt. Col. Leo W. Petersen, M. C., who serv- ed on New Guinea as a station hos- pital commander. He is now as- sistant regimental commander of the 12th Med. Tng. Regt. P'ollowing was a colored platoon of overseas veterans, led by Maj. I. C. Edlridge, of the 66th battalion who last year served for nine months In Brazil, South America. Headed as Queen of the Army was a float representing the Wom- en's Army corps, followed by a de- tachment of 60 WACs from the re- gional hospital at Barkeley, led by Lt. Peggy Mitchell. Other servicemen in the more than soldiers who marched in the parade were trainees of the 59th battalion, led by Maj. George Arack; the 66th Med. Tng. Bn., sand, led by Lt. Col. Oarnett Bar- nam; two companies of trainees of the 6Ctli, led by Lt. Eugene J. Toalc and Capt. Warren Peden. One of the companies was in field drr-.ss with helmet linings, leggings, pistoi belts and armed with rifles. First in the procession of army vehicles were weasels, M-29C cargo carriers, used in evacuating wound- AIRD MOTHER RECEIVES SON'S MEDAL CLUSTERS HIch .is........ ra fin Illrli nml Inn- iimi. I 71 nml SiMUd tiiclif: Sunrise Ilih mornlm: Sunset tonight: BAIRD, Nov. 'red Hart was the proudest mother i Baird today. In an informal ceremnny at her ome. Col. Harry Weddinqton. com-.' nandant of the Abilene Army Air icld, presented Mrs. Hart with an Ir Medal and four oak Lcai'i lusters awarded to her sen, T-Sgt. csse C. Hart, 25. Sergeant Hart is now n prisoner f war in Germany. He was a adio-gunner on a bomber, serving i Africa, Middle East and in Italy. was graduated from Baird hleli chool In 1935 and attended Abl- nc Christian college for three cars. He enlisted In October, 1940. Sergeant Hart served at Fort Sam Houston lii the- medical and then was transferred to the Army Air Forces. lie received radio training In Chicago and gunnery training in Florida. Ho went overseas in August, 1943. Shot down last January 22 over Germany, Sergeant Hart balled out niirt was listed by the War depart- ment as missing in action. Through the Red Cross It was learned he was a prisoner of war. The Air Medal was awarded "for meritorious achievement while par- ticipating in aerial flight In the middle eastern theater of opera- tions, having participated in five operational sorties of 2 1-2 hours or more duration." The first and second Oak Leaf clusters were awarded "for meritor- ious achievement while participating in 10 sorties against the enemy." The third and fourth Oak Loaf clusters were given "for meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating In sustained opera- tlons against the enemy between November 15-30 and December C-28, 1943." ed. Riding on these were soldiers In camouflage dress 'and simulatec casualties. Also were jeeps, ambu- lances, trucks and wreckers. Barkeley Pauses For Observance Civilian and military personnel o Camp Barkeley paused for a mo- ment from their labors at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in reverence to the honored soldiers who have dice in two World Wars. In an Armistice Day memorium issued at post headquarters, Col George C. Nielsen, Camp Barkelcj commander, declared: "While exigencies of our employ- ment render it Impractical to hold community services at Camp Barkeley for this Armistice Day, we shall keep it hallowed." Then Col Nielsen called on all personnel to pause for a moment from their la- bors "in reverence to our cherished and honored dead." Armistice Day at Camp Barkeley was also a day of appraisal of the part which the has played In conducting World War II. "While wo are not employed in a theater of operations where wo are in actual contact with the enemy, our services arc contributing direct- ly to the ultimate defeat of our ad- Col. Nielsen said. "As part of the Army Service Forces we are, in a large measure, responsible for the efficiency of many splendid fighting organizations, oucli as the 45th and 90th Divisions. "These organizations have already demonstrated their determination and combat ability against the ene- my. We have likewise contributed to the development of the llth and 12th Armored Divisions, hundreds of smaller units, and countless thous- ands of individuals who have al- ready or will in the future demon- strate their superiority over our enemies." Furniture Dealers Meet Here Thursday I The Texas Retail Furniture Dcnl- 1 er.s assoclaticn will sponsor a district meeting of dealers, their executives and other employes Thursday even- ing at o'clock at the Hilton hotel. Announcement of the meeting was made yesterday by G. W. Waldrop, Abilene furniture dealer, who Is chairman for the session. Various problems of the business will bo dis- cussed. Dealers have boon Invited from throughout West Central Texas. In the next section of the parade were members of the Parramore post, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign wars, VPW auxiliary. The Eagle band from Abilene high school headed the next, group made up of the pel) squad, the .Women's Auxiliary Training service and rep- resentatives from the Junior Red Cross and different units of tho local Red Crass including Canteen corps of both wars and the USO mobile service. They were followed by the Wan Wall Taysec Drum and Bugle corps from McMurry college, a car repre- senting the Tuberculosis association, tlie North Junior high school band, Girl Scouts, nine Gold Star mothers, the Navy recruiters, Navy Mother's club, South Junior high school band, Scouts, College Heights band, Cub Scouts, Salvation Army, Rotary and Lions club cars, Abilene hlBh school girls' band, Will Watson with a Hardin-Simmons university group of riders on six white horses carry- ing colors of Texas under six flags, the Cowgirls of HSU and the sher- iff's posse carrying 1C United Slates flags. In the reviewing stand in front of the past office were Col. George C. Nielsen, commander of Bnrkc- le.v and a group of officers nnd ci- vilian personnel. They wero Col. Taylor Darby, officer ol tho ASFTC ill of Brig. Gen. Roy C. Hc.'lebcwcr; Col. Frank S. Matlack, Col. Syl- vester E. Downs, Lt. Col. B. D. Hol- of the Army Service Forces; Lt. Col. R. E. Kelley, Lt. Col. N. W. Boiling, Maj. E. R. Farrell. Maj. W. H. Eanos, Maj. F. G. Scussell, Maj. A. P. Malone, Maj. John Buxton and ,t. Thomas McDcrmott of the sta-. ,ion ccmplcmcnt and Capt. A. L. iailcy of tho regional hospital rep- resenting Col. Roy E. Fox. From the Abileno Army air field were Maj. Bob Ji'lmson and Mnj. Roy C. Row- and. WAC recruiters U. Sarah T. Barker and Lt. Marian I.oft wore ilsn in the stand. Members of tho state guard were M. O. H. Bryant, If.. Col. John H. Alvis nnd Cnpt. Thcmns B. Blain. Others in tho stand wore Mayor and Mrs. Will W. Hair. R. M. Fielder, :ommniider of the American Legion past and Mrs. Tom McWhlrtcr. A 30-ruimitc concert by the Abi- Supers Blast r Nip s Cities By the Associated Press Destruction of an entire Japanese convoy of four transports, loaded with some reinforcements, and six destroyers in Ormoc bay on the west central Leyte island was reported late Saturday by Gen Douglas MacArthur from his headquarters in the Philippines. The general said carrier planes from Adm. William Halsey's Third Fleet caught the convoy as it attempted to sneak into Ormoc-port under cover'of darkness before dawn this morn- ing. Waves of naval planes smashed.the. Japanese transports and warships, and only remnants of the reinforcements reach, ed shore. The day previously Army fliers intercepted another Japa< nese convoy in the bay sinking three transports and seven de- stroyers. This loss, however, did not halt the desperate Japanese efforts to put rein- forcements ashore on Leyte whore Hie Nipponese are fighting furiously to retain Young Belgian Girl Saves G TEMPLE. Nov. 11 The first battle casualty, wounded Inside Germany, to arrive at McCloskcy their foothold and protect their position in the entire Philippines. The Japanese, the original Leyte garrison of some men already General hospital, came In today. He Pvt. Robert F. Arickson of Me- have landed fresh troops Comb, Miss. A 39-j-car-old infantryman, fath- er of throe children, Arickson was Inducted into the army In January of this year and on Sept. 13 lost his leg during the Third Army's penetration of the Siegfried line from Belgium. "Willie I lay there watching the battle. I was approached by a young Belgian girl. _he pulled me from the ditch and half-carried and half-dragged me to her home some distance away. I will never forget that little girl. In excess of that number since Oct. 23. General MacArthur said It was clear that the new Japanese com- mander in the Philippines, Gen. To- moyukl Yamashita, "has chosen western Leyte as the main battle- ground for his supreme effort to crush our liberating forces." On Leyte fighting fronts spear, heads of dismounted Yank cavalry- men pushed into the rugged moun- tains oast of Ormoc road. Fight- ing raged eight miles southwest, of Carigar.i bay. starting point of She sure saved my life. Couldn't southward drive by the first cavalry have been more than 17, but, by i division. Doughboys maintained golly, she cot mo out of danger. She pressure against the stubborn Jnp- washrd me up and applied sulia; ancse nlong the road south of powder to my wounds ami bandag- plnamopoan, also on the bay. Heavy oil them. Then she made hot ton operations, and coffee. Yank army airmen shot down 10 boys told mo she had saved three others, too. Ivc got her pic- ture and I'm going to have it enlarged and put in the front room at homo." n MIO wcro o. i i i %So1 Under Indictment ene Air field band preceded )aradc. the Bales Cotton Ginned at Winters WINTERS, Nov. 11 Ap- proximately bales o' this sea- son's crop lias been ginned here. It Is believed giniiings at- the close of the season will reach around 20o bales. PECOS, Nov. Reeves county grand jury, called Into spe- cial session here today, returned four Indictments against two negro soldiers from Pyote Army Air Field who wore charged with rape of two Pocos girls early Thursday. Two indictments wore returned against both Pvt. Joseph W. Orclr-s- by of Pvt. Cyril Addiirly of Miami, Tin., the indict- ments charging that each negro at- tacked both of the, girls. Japanese planes in bombing sweeps over Vlsayan islands west of Leyta and In the Ormoc sector. American aerial bombs, dropped by Supertortrosscs blasted vital military targets Saturday inside the Japanese homeland and in two major Nippon-occupied cities of China. A large task force of B-29's, employing secret instruments to locate targets through were reported by the 20th U. S. Alrforce command to have hit tbn Omura aircraft factory at Omura, on Japan's home island of Kyusliu. They also raided docks and loading facilities at Nanking and military storage and trans-shipping installations at Shanghai. The bombed areas were termed "targets of vital importance to the Japanese war m.ichinc." Tho 20th command said one Superfortress was missing while The girls, aged 20 and 24, under-. lwo Japanese planes were shot wenl treatment at the Pecos Army seven probably destroyed and Air Field base hospital where Ihrym damaged. are employed. They said they wore Hlulio Tokyo sa ill t: ......i walking home from n USD dance shortly after midnight Wednesday' nlKht when two negro men waylaid them near a warehouse Just north of the railroad tracks on the bad highway, Pyotc Air Field officials said Ihc victims were criminally assaulted. id 80 Superfort- See PACIFIC, Pjr. 6, Col. 7 Academy Demands Less Restriction Road to Berlin THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS Western Front: 301 miles (from west of Eastern From.: 304 miles (from the Vistula north of Hungarian Front; 420 miles (from Italian Front: miles (from southeast of GALVESTON, Nov. 11 A resolution asking Gov. Coke Stev- enson to taka action to prevent what it called a curbing of freedom of speech and of research at Texas institutions of higher learning was adopted by the Texas Academy of Science today. The academy closed a meeting hero with the election of Walter P. Taylor of Texas college ns president, succeeding W. L. Wool' rich of the University of Texas, ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: November 12, 1944