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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                SIXTH WAR LOAN County Scries E Quota Series E' Sales......... Mem "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT .VOL: LXIV, NO. 154 HSJVdSMSN %-f SVX31 V ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, NOV. 21, 1944.-SIXTEEN PAGES Associated Press (AP) Vnlted Press (Vf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Germans Tell Writer Nazis Can't Hold Out Much Past Christmas DETROIT, Mich., Nov. an address before the Economic club of Detroit today Hugh Baillie, president of the United Press, read a cable lie had just .received from United Press War Correspondent Richaid D. McMillan quoting Germans inside their own country as saying that Germany might not "be able to go on with the war beyond Ohristmas." McMillan reported that on a 20-mile tour of the British front Inside Germany this week-end he saw the Reich homeland "being laid waste town after town-and village after village" and predicted that the current merciless attack will go on until the Germans cry "enough." 'Baillie had asked McMillan to send him a report on British front operations since he and McMillan visited it together last month, The war correspondent's reply follows: beginning of tile winter campaign on German soil has given (he enemy a taste of what Montgomery has got In store for them. Co-operating with the Americans farther south they crashed through the Siegfried forts, captured a dozen villages and hamlets and seized Gcilcnkirchen which is one of the pivotal points of the Siegfried de- fense chain. north we have cleaned up many square miles of the pocket which the Germans were holding on the west bank of the Meuse between the towns of Venlo and Roemond. Monty has lined up his famous barrage all along the German-frontier on the Second Army front. "A spell of good weather this week-end gave the air force a full scale opportunity to give Germany a dose of our own frlghtfulness. "Two miners I met today inside who helper! build the Siegfried me 'now that the Germans at home know the weight and striking power of the British and American armies, we can'i see lion1 n'e will lie able to go on with the war foc.vond Christmas. We believe that as soon as you break the German line a big seale attack will throw the German army into a retreat towards Merlin. All Germany will then realize the we are beaten.' "Meanwhile, as I saw on JO-mile tour of the British front inside Germany tills week-end, the Reich homeland is being laid waste town after town and village after village. This merciless attack will go on until the Germans cry 'enough'." A less optimistic note was sounded in a cable which Baillie received today from Henry T. Gorrell, U. P. war correspondent with the American First Army. "The enemy's replacement problems are greater than the rell cable said, "and provided the gods smile on us and weather such as the last two days holds we should be able to make tracks toward the Rhine, "But if (he wi-athcr deteriorates it's going to be a prolonged grim struggle which may develop a stalemate in which we would see World War I type of trench warfare Inside Germany.. If that happens the war could easily continue wel! into the summer." Referring to the need for supplies on the western front Gorrell said, "What's needed now is to keep the equipment rollnig from the factories to (he frnnt even to the extent of deliberately over-producing. At the climax' we must not experience n shortage of war materials In the front line." Alii ies Rhi meian land, S Smash Jap Positions 'At Limon, In Spite of Typhoon V loss of Ten 'U.S. Vessels Told by Navy By Ihe Associated Press Another trppical typhoon a lashed Leyte island battle fields today but despite the storm American troops of the .32nd division smashed strong Japanese positions- near Li mon, on Ormoc road, held firm .but heavy attack by elements of the- Japanese first division. The Japanese were fighting desperately to escape the trap. Battle conditions were becoming P static as the typhoon rains turnec streams into raging torrents. Bridges were wished out and roads appeared more like rivers. Seven of 35 raiding Japanese fighters arid dive bombers were shot down in ineffectual attacks on Yank positions Monday afternoon, Philip- pine time. American airmen hit Japanese lines of communication supply zones and waterfront instal- lations along the. Ormoc corridor. P At Pacific fleet headquarters, Adm. Chester Nimilz an- nounced that an American car- rier task force under Vice Adm. J. S. McCain hit Manila again Saturday, shooting down 118 planes over the target and over the attacking ships, setting fire to two cargo ships and an niter. Only light enemy air opposition was encountered, the communi- que said. The communique mentioned no m American losses, although a previous Tokyo announcement had claimed nine American pianos were' shot down. The Tokyo version said land- based bombers wore included in the Manila raid; but the American an- nouncement, mentioned only carrier At forces. At Washington, the Navy re- ported loss of 10 craft in the southwest Pacific. Ihe ships, in- cluding a destroyer and two de- stroyer-escorts, were lost to cne- my action or "ihe perils of (lie sea." On Leyte, American troops guard- ed against a possible enemy attempt to sever supply lines and encircle Limon after small parties of enemy troops filtered to the American rear f and attacked unsuccessfully two points near Carigara bay. Radio Tokyo blared reports that Japanese planes sank two cruisers, four submarines and three trans- ports and set afire a carrier and a _ battleship east of the Philippines and in Leyte gulf, but there was no American confirmation. On the Asiatic continent the Chi- nese scored major victories in Bur- ma but continued to lose ground in Kwangsi province where the Jap- anoso. appeared to have forged the last link in a land line severing China In two. Tokyo said American planes, Including bombers, hit the Manila area and raided Clark field, Llpa, Batangas and Aparri, nil strategic Japanese bases, on Luzon As usual the Nipponese claimed nine of the raiders were shot down lie fore the Yank airmen were driv- en off. The lighting on widely separated battle fronts on the Asiatic conti- nent decidedly favored the Chinese in the Burma theater but continued Sec PACIFIC, PR. 7, Col. 2 Bond Sales Total in Drive Abilene's two banks and the post office reported in sales of Series E bonds at closing time yesterday against a quote which leaders hope will be reached this week. Of the over-all goal for the county. in bonds had been purchased. At the post office wireer only Series E bonds, are handled, 75 .were sbici Monday in addition to the made out since the first of _the month. The.JFarmers and Merchants National bank han- dled, sale of in' Series E through Nov. 18 and yesterday sold Its total for all type bonds for the month was the Citizens National bank issued of which was series E during the month. Yester- day it reported purchases amoount- ing to in series E. The bond drive was officially launched Monday morning with n. kick-off breakfast. C. M. Calfi- well, county chairman, expressed gratitude for attendance and en- thuisasm. "I believe people are realizing how much to our buys need our help especially tomor- he said. Roscoe 'Blankcnsliip is chairman of Series E sales. Two West Texas counties have already gone over the top. At a rally Monday on the court house lawn in Seymour, county seat of Baylor county, subscriptions of was announced, which is in excess of the quota. O that amouant Series E sales wer against a quota O. P. Caldwell Is permanent chair man, and layd Jones is Sixtl drive chairman. First county to exceed the SNYDER, Nov. 20 Up- holding traditions of previous campaigns, SI I d w ay-Camp Spring community, in a war bond rally Sunday afternoon, first community in Scurry' county, to go over the -top in the Slxth-.'War loan drive. Midway-Camp Springs raised its entire quota of in a SOminutc rally. Buddy IIowcll is community chairman. Midway-Camp Springs is in the eastern part of the county. was Sutton, with about -250.00C against 1U goal. Series F quota was while amoun raised Results were an- nounced Sunday preceeding the drive. At Coleman. over half of (lie quota was 'promised at a rally yes- terday, Lockett Shelton, assistan regional war finance chairman said last night. Amount subscribed was S500.000, while the quota is Several communities have gone over the top in the county Shelton said. J. P. McCord is permanent chair- man at Coleman and W. A. Powell is Sixth drive chairman. Orange Has Kickoff; Goes Over ORANGE, Nov. Texas went into its sixth War loa drive oday, spurred by colorful kickpff activities here, including statewide radio appeals by bemedaled Sgt. Tamer, M Logan and other war icroes ami the launching of a U. Destroyer named in honor of three Florida seamen. Tonight's broadcast, originating 'rom the Lutcher Stark high school auditorium here, also featured Lt. Col. H. Miller Ainsworth of Luling, who told of his experiences at Sal- erno. The two 36th division veterans are from Luling. Maj. Gen. Richard Donovan, com- manding general of the Eighth Scr- 'ice Command, Dallas, F. M. Law, Houston banker, and Lt. Coi. O. H. ligley, commanding officer c" the Galveston Army Air Field, also were in the program; Texas' goal in this campaign is of which is o be in Series E, bonds. Today, Mrs. J. E. Rogers, Sr., of Ormond, Beach Fla., christened the destroyer named for her three sons, Edwin Keith, Charles Ethbert and Jack Ellis. Rogers, Jr., who died aboard the U. S. S. New Orleans in a Pacific battle Nov. 30, 1942. They wei awarded Purple Hearts post- humously. With her in the ceremony at the Consolidated Steel Corp. was her husband. Orange county itself gave the statewide campaign a boost with the day's bond buying amounting to al- most exceeding a 000 quota. Launching honors in the Sixth War loan went to the county because it exceeded its last three bond quotas by wide margins. David W. Hcarn, chairman of the Orange county war finance commit- tee and chairman of tonight's rally, said of Orange county citizens, "They have gone beyond the call of duty, which is nothing more than typical of war workers of this ship- building city." Non-Com, Trained Mule on Show Cpl. Jim Patch and Thunderbolt, lis trained mule, will be a featured ttraction on the Sixth War Loan nusical from the Abilene Army Air ?ield when the Army Air Force bond oilers play at the Paramount thea- er In Abilene on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The former Miles City, Mont, cow- innd is a professional rodeo clown nd is well known throughout West 'exas where he had appeared pro- osslonally in rodeos. On tho GI nisical Patch and Thunderbolt, will ircsent a lively comedy number. Riding comes naturally to Patch. was born on a large Montana alien. He practically was raised in ic saddle and started riding horses nd doing cowhand's work when ust a youngster. J'cllowers of the turf remember No Reporter-News Thursday, Nov. 23 No Moritlng anil Evening editions of The Abilene Hcporler-Ncws will hf. published Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving. Tills holiday will be observed in keeping with the Government program to conserve newsprint which U rationed. Patch for the. many winners he rode across the finish line at well known tracks in California and Mexico. When patch, who is fivo. foot, throe, could no longer make tho rcQUlred jockey's weight, ho decided to switch his carper to performing in rodeos. He did most of the riding in the clown show with such celebrities as George Mills, Falkis, and John Lindsey, considered by many to be the world's finest rodeo clowns. First Killing Frost Pays Abilene Visit Abilene's fhst killing frqst came Monday between 6 anri 7 a. m. when the thermometer tumbled to 33 degrees. No relief for Thanksgiving Is In with the two preceding days expected to record little change In temperature. The weather bureau also predicts partly cloudy for those days. YANK TANK SWINGS INTO DRIVE TOWARD heavy lank of the American 4th Armored Division swings around a curve in the highway to join in the current drive on Metz in Germany. (AP Wirepholo From Signal Corps Phone, Radio, Jeep, AP GENERAL MacARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines, Nov. question and answer which together traveled over miles by telephone, radio, jeep.and Associated Press wires brought relief from worry to'an Army medical officer caring for wounded near the front on Leyte island. A V-mail letter to Maj. Peter Gabeman, Chicago, dated Oct. 27, told him his wife was seriously ill. Day after day he awaited for further word, but storms held back-all mall. All sources of information were closed to him since there were no commercial wireless stations set up. Gaberman finally got a jeep and drove over muddy roads to headquar- ters and appealed to Lt. Qol. Roger Egcberg. Cleveland, Ohio, aide to Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Egeberg In turn contacted the Associated Press nnd asked "Can you The AP through press wireless radioed its San Francisco office, and San Francisco messaged Chicago over the Associated Press leased wires. A Chicago staffman called Dr. Ellis Freillch and asked about Mrs. Gaber- man's condition. Within eight hours of the time the message was sent from MacArthur's headquarters an answer was received saying, "Frcilich says Mrs. Gaber- man's condition definitely better. She is recovering nnd making satis- factory progress." CANADA, BRITAIN AGREE ON AIR TRANSPORT Teachers Draft State Aid Bill AUSTIN, Nov. step to- ward an overall revision of stale aid for rural schools was taken here today at a Join: meeting of the Texas' State Teachers association legislative committee and a House and Senate education headed by Sen. G. C. CHICAGO, Nov. 20 UP) The Jnited States, Canada and Groat Britain published tonight, without ommitting themselves, ft partial draft for an international air trans- lort agreement which covered such terns as organization, sabotage, AFL President Asks wage Boost NEW ORLEANS. Nov. Villiam Green, president, of Hie Federation of oundcri a keynote of higher v.rise calcs in opening the annual con- dition of the AFL here today in nunicrpal auditorium. He declared that higher vere justified for labor to maintain irosperity in the postwar world lie- freedom of transit and other prob- lems, but left untouched the ques- tion of traffic: division on which the British have been adamant. It appeared that the United States had yielded, as had been expected, on its original proposal for a gen- eral grant of the right to fly across or stop in countries signing the agreement. However, this country brought the comprcmi.sc close to the outlines of its proposal in most other points. The 21-page document was pre- pared lor submission to delegates to 'the international civil aviation con- ference after nine days of private consultations. In general, vidcd: the document pro- Aceeplance of the. principle that the convention or agreement aimed "to ovoid friction and to forward co- operation between nations and peo- ples upon which the peace of the world depends." Establishment of "the inlerna- ausR of technological devclnpmmt.s nir eompm- enable the individual worker-ing an on which each na- o produce more poods. jtiou wolllrl h.n.f: pmml Thc workers of America must tion: a board of 15 directors, of reduce the income to pay the pub Greenville. Provisions of the bill proposed by the' TSTA were outlined by H. W. Stilwell superintendent of schools at Tcxarkana and cliairman of the committee, They include .salary In- creases based on education and ex- perience, better transportation aid and placement of aid on need rather than the number of scholastics. This bill is a long-range' measure and not part of the emergency ap- propriation bill for schools which has been drawn up for immediate consideration by the legislature in January. Stilwell said the TSTA did not ek to push their bill ahead of the emergency bill, but were willing to (cooperate in getting the emergency bill throught first, nad- then start work on a more comprehensive bill. A resolution offered by Son. Pat Bullock of Colorado City that the TSTA submit copier, of their pro- posed bill to each member of the legislative committee for further study, was approved. Sen, Metcalfe of San An- Bulo warned (lie TSTA to not its .sights "too high and .scare the legis- lature out of handling the bill at all." "Go over your figures carefully and try to err on the side of cau- tion." said Met.caUe. Mrs. Virginia Link of El Pa.so, prw-irlenl tit the TSTA sairl "the mo- rale among Icacher.s i.s at the lowest ebb we dare allow. We mml, begin thinking in terms of educating our children properly and not just in dollars and cents." The expenditure per child prr year, prrnc] in other .states is n round and in aar oasm Resistance in Metz Ends; Belfort Falls SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED PEDITIONARY FORCE, Paris, Nov. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Allied armies pushed into both the Rhineland and the Soar basin today in sweeping advances which turned the German southern flank and cracked the enemy line from Luxembourg to Switzerland.. Virtually all organized resistance in the once-powerful citadel of Metz came to a halt, Armored units qf the First French Army continued to pour through Belfort gap, striking into the cily of Belfort itself and driving deeper into the flaflands along the river Rhine, where they had reached the German border last night at the end of a two-day .Til-mile thrust near the Swiss frontier. LI. Gen. George S. Pattern's U. S. Third Army, which" already was stabbing into Germany at several points, send a new armored column smashing across the border east p. Thionville, and at last reports it was two miles inside' many, and the: same distance from the. Saar river at Merzig. The- surged ahead three to six miles at nu- merous places along its whola front, which now is seven miles beyond Metz as a result of the link-up of the twi? forces that swung around city from either side. The only resistance left Insldi that was In the extreme northern and southern tips of the city, pattern's doughboys were wiping out the last defenders in both sections. With their southern flank un- hinged from the Swiss frontier, and committee Morris of Frenchman Admits He Slayed 63 PARIS, Nov. Dr. Marcel Pctiot admitted on Ihe wit- ness stand today tho slayinp of fi3 of whom he said wore Gestapo nf Cirri's nnd (lie rest "traitorous" court hearings opened in one of Paris' most mysterious Prtiot. in Ji dnmiatic four and one- half hour talk. wove, n slory of in- trigue, plots and counter-plots that extended into three continents and many nations, Including the United States. Included in his trstlmnny was mention of a "secret, weapon" which he said he once had offered In HIP American consul, hut which lie had been turned down. Tin- defendant -diurnal with the! R3 admitted Ihr slay-! IIIRS before Judo Collcly nnd said all met their deaths through "a secret c debt and obligations of the war. reen said, "and they cannot do Texas only said Mrs. Nazis Chase Poles From Monte Fortino if they do not have the wapr.s." "The goods which mast be sold to i eep the nation's economy going can e sold only by putting into trie ,ands of those who buy the money o buy them." Green said. The head of AFL, without calling ic CIO by name, appealed in his ddross for "those who left ome of labor to come back and nite with us." "If there ever was a tinie when nor should be united it is jrcen said, adding1 thnt "labor will, ay the penalty after the war for division in Its ranks." n pc and -i manager. ROMK. Nov. 20 fierce Gorman countcr-Uiack IIH.S knocked whom seven would be named by the Polish (roop.s of Cm rJmnfh Army countries of "chief importance in air from MmUc Forlino. a Miinll overlooking two .secondary roads to Facnza about five to the northwe.st, Allied headquarters said luday. The Poles repulsed two Nazi charges before being forced to with- draw, j Monte Fortino, although less than feet Ifigh, commands a wide The Weather S. IJCJ'AKTMCNT Ol1 UTATIIUI AND v in MTV, r AND Partly Inudy 'liifsiUy and Wrrtiif Miaj, J.Jttlr Mnn. Sun. Mnn. Suit. .in 1.. -rash Fatal LUBBOOK, Nov. C. ales, M, of Littlelleld was killed nd four others injured in n head- ii collision of two trucks today on Ighway 87 bctwecr. Lubbock and Ittlefield. Illr' anil low n.; unit IliKli and low s.imr ,1 tun. IX. Kiuiffl Uvl nlchl: n..17. fiiinrlir (bis mornlnr: Sunset lonUM: (o fi p. 'says he holds cap- la iney in the he might disclose later in the week details of his secret weapon which would have permiited America and Britain tii lire on German-occupied Europe atj n time when the channel was still ti big obstacle. The undismayed so his story in court "t group flyt.ox" which .specialized in .-Lamping out and also planned to .smuggle over the border into Spain. YOUR ATTENTION Your nUrntinn is called ti> im- pfnUnl slorirs nn inslclr paprs (if Iliis r.rlitinn, Pace rrjiciit sup- linrls Dr. Itaiuc.v, ouslri! Uni- vn-sily of Texas president. liase. htmd fihnvv MHTf.S.SfuJ. I'aRC pnibr. of Pearl Ilarhnr attack Ulffcd. Pace keep push- ins: along. .stretch of llat Krotliul loading to Fru'iix.n, a jimc'Lion point, on the lat- eral Bologna-Rimini highway. Patrols reported UK; Germans French Journalist Praises Agreement Nov. Andre Gerund, the Kronen diplomatic jour- nalist liow livinii In New York, pre- dicted lio.ro today that the Dumbar- ton ponce, proposals will meet with much more MICCO.S.S limn the "new have due in and .set up mule furl 1-! diplomacy" wliich came after World War I. "Tho Dumbarton conferences have a real chance lo brinK said Ilic writer. "The Dumbarton plan is strong, il i.s vital." "It will rep- resent a peace based on force, and surprisingly enough is n llne.nl des- cendant, of the diplomacy of ISO; to 1914 represented in tho nlllnneo between England, France nnd Rus- sia." fication.s in this area which uppar ently Ls the pivotal point for both the enemy line swinging northcaM.- ward to ihc-Adriatir: ami the thinly defended line running Into the Ap- penincs. On the American Fifth Army front .south of Br.ingna. patrols were active nnd in one sector .several .small-scale tier man counter-attacks were beaten off. their _Vosges mountain line threat- ened from the rear .the Germans were falling back everywhere before I lie French First Army and tho American Seventh and Third Ar- mies. To the north the enemy was desperately to hold the Roer river line ahead of the Al- 'ies' Aachen wedge. The closely coordinated drive of the American First and Ninth Arnijcs and the British Second continued, ivith all three hammering their way deeper into Ihfi Reich, but apainst (he toughest of the enemy's favorite mobile Iroop.s nacked by strong fixed positions. The First Army, fighting on fha right side of the Aachen wedge, flupgcd its way forward as much as two tnilcs in the rain, clearing HastcnraUi. northwest of Stolberg, and capturing Heistem and Wenaii in a drive through the northern edge of Hurtgcn forest to within six miles of Durcn. German tanks which supported a counter-attack Kastcnratb> were repulsed. Lt. Gen. Courtney H. Hodges' troops were fighting In the southern sector at Esclnvctlcr anil in the I'rop.spicnvald forest io tiic southwest, where they mado small Rains. To the north the American Ninth and St-cond Arm- IPS pushed on east of captured Grilcnkirrhcn despite vicious counter-attacks. In advances ranging from a few hundred yards to a mile the Ninth Army reached Gerconswcller, five milc.s east of Gcilcnkirchcn: Frieald- hoven. two miles northeast; Setter- ich to Schlieden, a mile.and a half east, of Stovtidorf: and were, two nnd a half miles from the Roer at their closest approach. The Ninth Army knocked out 17 more German tanks yesterday, bringing the Germans' total lank lOAKfts to 45 in four days to only a part of the Ninth Army. Favors U. S. Ships Carrying Own Goods NEW YORK, NOV. 20 Harris, president of the United. States lines, said today that the past-war policy of the United States would be aimed at carrying half of Its foreign trade in Its own merchant ships. That policy should in no wise p alarm to any British shipping said Harris, speaking at a luncheon at the foreign marketing group of the American Marketing association   

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