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Publication: Abilene Reporter News November 26, 1944

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN County Quota Series E Quota....... Series E 275.880.2S Sbtlme Xtytxtoc "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE.TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT SUNDAY VOL. LXIV, NO. 158 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1944-THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (AP) United Press FIVE CENTS. Photos By U. S. Ai-my Signal Corps. GIRLS RECEIVE DADDIES Yanks Face Big Robot Attack Ships, 2 Nips Perish By the Associated Press Desperate Japanese attempts to land reinforcements on Leyte island in the central Philippines resulted in the de- struction of a fourth Nippon convoy and loss of an estimatec troops Gen. Douglas MacArthur reported today. The general said four troop ships were caught at dusk Saturday (Philippines Time) off the island of Cebu, wes of Leyte, by Yank pilots-wh impressive ceremonies st Camp Barkeley Service club No. 1 Friday afternoon military decorations earned on the battle- fields of Italy by their fathers who died in action, were pre- sented jwo baby girls of this vicinity. In the picture above the daughter of Sgt.. Oscar .W. Gason sits in the lap of her jiiotheryMrs. Bernice Cason, of Abilene, route 2, wearing the Silver Star medal just pinned upon her dress by Col. George C. Neilsen, commander of Camp Barkeley. It was awarded her father posthumously. Shown in the lower picture is Andrcss, daughter of Sgt. Dulan ,T. Andrcss of Hamlin, as she was held in the arms of her mother, Mrs. Mildred An- dress, awaiting presentation of the Bronze Star awarded her father posthumously, The young wives of the two fallen heroes joined Mrsf HJillH. rVIejritt Mr. Merritt. sank three of them and le: ;he fourth in flames. A troops and cargo aboard th ships were lost. Reinforcement attempts have cos he Japanese a total of some 17.0C loops, 16 transports aggregatin tons, and 14 escorting war ships. Meanwhile the U. S. Navy re ported the sinking of 27 additiona Japanese ships by American sub marines- in Pacific and Far Eas waters. In a Pacific fleet headquarter communique Adm. Chester W, Nim its disclosed American Arm bombers heavily hit Japan's Bonin the air route betwec Saipan and an after U. S. Super Fortresses struck for the first time against industria targets in the Nippon capital. H also reported raids on Marcus is land, miles southeast of Tokyo and on the Palaus and Yap. Radio Tokyo claimed that U. S. carrier planes bombed Manila shipping; and struck airfields on Luzon Island, and that Japanese airmen sank two Anicrican transports and dam- aged a transport and a de- stroyer in Leyte jfulf. The claims remained unconfirmed. On Leyte "island hard-hitting American doughboys cleared Japa nese from heights east of Ormo road while Yank artillery blasted enemy big gun positions in batUi areas and along the Ormoc cprrl doiv'.Tlie Japanese' lost -six .nior planes, as they continued raiding In -the Leyte sector. The U. i9. Navy's report oh lates submarine operations in'Japanese controlled waters showed that o: the. 27 ships bagged one was a de- stroyer, one a converted gunboat four tankers, one a large transpon and the other cargo transports or merchantmen ranging form small to large. Since the start of the war the Yank submersibles have chalked up this box score against the Japanese: 854 vessels sunk, Including 80 combat units; 37 probably sunk; 119 damaged. A Netherlands submarine, operating under American con- trol, accounted for tons of Japanese shipping in Dutch East Indies waters. In China there were indications -hat the Japanese may contemplate i three prong drive on Kewlyang, capital of Kweichow province. Nip- pon patrols were reported operating west of Kwftiyuanchen, 1S5 miles outheast of Kweiyang. Other Japa- nese threats to the Kweichow cen- ter weer in the Kungsheng sector, 4o miles northwest of Kweilin, and at Poaching, 290 miles northeast of Kweiyang. The Chinese claimed re- pulse of the Invaders northwest of Kungsheng, The Japanese claimed capture of Pinyang, 50 miles from Yungning (Nanning) and reported their forces only seven miles from the latter strategic city. Meanwhile in Burma Chines1 troops took four additional strong; points inside the encircled Japanese Bhamo base. Governors Elect Kerr as Chairman BILOXI, Miss., Nov. Gov. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma was named chairman of the south- ern governors' conference here to- day in a session at which represen- tatives of 11 states pledged "a solid south In development of the re- glon's natural resources, natural talents and war-encouraged Indus- Governor Kerr, keynote speaker Bt the conference and also at the recent national convention of the ft Democratic party, succeeds Gov. Prentice Cooper ol Tennessee. Carpenters Needed To Protect Soldiers A plea for carpenter.1; to repair leaking barracks' roows at Camp Barkeley has heen Issued by W. S. Sampley, civil service representative at the local United States Employ- ment office. The; roofs are in such a condition that rain leaks through on the sol- diers, he declared. No examinations are required for the work and (he men need not be skilled carpenters. Also needed at Barkeley Is an art illustrator to mafce such things as charts for use In instruction. Ap- pointment will be made on qualifi- cations, Sampley said. More Stamps Valid WASHINGTON, Nov. Five more blue stamps, used for processed foods, will become valid Dec. 1. They X-5, Y-5, Z-5, A-2 and B-2, each worth !0 points. They will be valid indefinitely. No other blue stamps are expected to be validated for processed foods un- til Jan. 1, 1845, the Office of Price administration said. lexas Purchases Of Bond Betters 5th Loan Figure BV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Small bond buyers in Texas went n a spree the first week of the Sixth War loan 'to .send Series E War Bond sales up to the state war finance committee announced Saturday. That was a figure ahead of the one for the same period in the rec- ord-breaking Fifth War It was 21.2 per cent of the 000 Series E quota, and -included sales made and processed through Friday. "The E bond is everybody's bond and Texans are really said Committee Chairman Nathan Adams of Dallas. In the Fifth War Loan Texas attained 110.7 per cent of its Series E quota and 132 per. cent, of the overall quota. Latest official figures for the sixth show overall sales at 355 against a quota of Sales processed through' December 31 will be counted on the sixth war loari county'Friday becamejhe. :irst county in' the state officially' to top both its Series E and overeJl quotas for the Sixth War Loan, Adams said. Others had announced that they lias unofficially gone over. Official Treasury tabulations are based on sales processed througli he federal reserve banks. The Sut- on county quota was with of this the Series E quota. YOUR ATTENTION Among; Important and Inter- esting stories in this edition are: 1'age of Balkan countries nearing'. Page of Texas Regents decline further testi- mony. Page Base bond shows underway. Pago seal drive starts. Page men bomb Tokyo. Page generally want universal training. Page 7 Sleelworkers gtt slight raise. Page war produc- tion lagging badly. Reds Capture Key Defense In Hungary LONDON, Sunday, Nov. 26 German, radio announced last night that Rus- sian troops had pressed Axis forces back in Budapest's southern outskirts on the Danube river island of Csepel had captured Hatvan, German anchor stronghold 25 miles northeast of the capital, anc also conquered nearly all ol Miskolc, Hungary's fifth city None of these enemy reports was confirmed by Moscow's brief com- munique, which, however, disclosed that Soviet troops had cut the Buda- jest-Hatvan highway with the cap- ture of Kerekharaszt, two miles west of Hatvan. Both Hatvan and Miskolc, the lat- teer 85 miles northeast of Buda- pest, have been under Red army siege for a weeks. Their fall would lot only speed Hussian cnclirclenicnt of the eastern half of Budapest, but also accelerate Soviet attacks along roads leading to Austria and Czecho- slovakia. Axis reports placed the Rus- sian invaders of Csepel Island within seven miles of the town of Csepe.l, which Is on the south- em municipal boundary of Bu- dapest and the site of the big Weiss Manfred war plant and many city docks serving the capital. Moscow's bulletin told of the cap- ture of five villages in Hungary in- cluding Uregcsanalos, eight miles northeast of Kiskolc and Tsrnss- zentinaria, in the foothills of the tfatra mountains five miles west of besieged Bger. Tarnaszentmarla is only 18 miles from the Slovakiaii rentier. Berlin said Hatvan .fell after seven i'iotent -Russian 'tank Orice during ..the .day the-Germans threw he Russians out'of .the strategic -own, but finally withdrew their forces west of Hatvan, a late Ger- man broadcast said. H.itvan, described by Berlin as the key to all Axis defenses cast of Budapest, fs on the Kudapest- Miskolc railway. A line leads northward to the Czcchoslovak- ian border, 30 miles away. Miskolc was entered by three Rus- an divisions striking from the outh and northeast after, a terrific rtiilery barrage, snri Berlin raid ierman and Hungarian troops had early completed their evacuation ol le seven-way junction only 25 miles rom the Siovakian frontier. Series E Sales Pickup; Big Push Yet to Be Made Purchasing of scrips E wnr bonds quickened last week In Abilene and Taylor county, as well as In some neighboring counties but It was evident at the week's end that the "big push" must yet develop. Reports from various counties showed that plans for intensive campaigning already are made and Coleman county was nearer its quota, on percentage basis, than any other county reported In (his region. With an over-all quota of purchases had reached' of nil types of bonds. Scries E purchases had not been tabulated separately. Vlrc W F Dnharfc IJJf ITi Uf Dies, Rites Monday Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Roberts, pioneer Jones countian who riled in an Abilene -hospital Satur- day morning, will be held Monday at p. m. at the Kiker- Warren chapel, pr. Millard A. Jcnkens will officiate. Burial will be In the Ris- ing Sun cemetery. Mrs. Roberts was born in Miss- issippi Aug. 31, 1856. Her maiden name was Mattie Spurks. Her family moved to Eastlnnd county in 1874, and she married Mr, Roberts in 1875. The couple moved to Jones county in 1879, where they have NEW YORK, Nov. PIT? 1- madc thclr home ever since. Mr. ent Roosevelt today asked the Roberts died in 1936. mcrican people to join with offi- 1 Surviving arc two Gus and ial and voluntary agencies in the Hugh, both of Nugent; and lour Rht against tuberculosis which he! daushtcrs. Mrs. Ilay Rlggs of :DR Asks Support n Sale of Seals in almost every county rallies and other organized efforts are sched- uled this week and next week. Series E bond sales in the Sixth War Loan drive reported last night by issuing agencies in Abilene, Trent. Mercle and Tuscola totaled S275.S80.25. which Is only slightly more than one-fourth of the Tay- lor county quota of Over-nil sate, including E bonds and all other series, had reached S960.343.25, on an over-all quota of Merkei's sales through the bank had reached of B bonds, and a total of Scurry County In Scurry county, Forrest Sears of Snydcr, county chairman, said every effort was being made to have .lie most productive bond rally of :he war in Snyder Friday evening. The Abilene Army Air field's war joncl Jamboree show will be staged that evening. Hobbs, Fisher county, postponed its rally to Wednesday evening be- cause of rain. Hlltson. the first Fisher county community to holt a rally, went over Its quota lasi Runnels County One of the best early by a West Central Texas county is In Runnels, where with- out the organized campaign having started, E bond sales have reached S06.123 and over-all sales John Q. McAciams. Winters banker, 6 the Runnels county chairman. Cross Plains People of Cross Plains commu- lity, at a Main street rally this aft- ernoon oversubscribed (he commu- nity quota of the Sixth War loan. Purchases of all-types of war bunds totaled S97.475. The quota was 000. The Series E bond quota of 000 was oversubscribed. Major David Evans, speoial ser- vice officer of tile Army Service Forces Training center, camn Bark- eley. was the official "auctioneer." He was introduced by B. H. Frre- land of Baird, county war bond chairman. Mitchell County In Mitchell county sales of all types of bonds had reached ap- proximately said Senator Pat Bullock. Colorado City, rnunty 1st at Of Hurt gen SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITION- ARY FORCE, Paris, Nov. American First Army, pushing steadily toward the Cologne plain against fur- ious and undimintshed German opposition, had reached the edge of the bloody Hurtgcn forest tonight and was under mounting robot-bomb fire from the Nazi defenders of the Ruhr. The First Army's troops fought within a few hundred yards of Groshau and a thousand yards of Kleinhau in the Hurtgcn area and brought (hp tnwn nf Hiirl.gen under artil- lery fire, but still had not smashed their way completely out of the forest, reports to su- preme Allied Headquarters said. On the First Army's Ictt flank to the north U. S. Ninth Army units were engaged In heavy fighting out- side Koslar Just west of the Roer river, the last big natural barrier before the Rhine. (A broadcast by the German news agency DNB's chief military com- mentator said Allied troops had scored a seven-mile advance east of Aachen. If true, this would place the PARIS, Nov. Guns boomed outside Paris anil churchbells In the city pealed tonight hi crleltratlon of Iho lib- eration of Mclz and Strasbourg. Americans on the east side of the Roer. There was no Allied confirm- ation, In this heavy fighting east of Aachen, the greatest battle of the western front, the Ninth overran Bourheim, two miles southwest of Jullch and less than a mile from the Roer, today, while other elements of the First fought from house to house in Wrlsweller. seven miles from a second Nazi Roer river strongpoint, Durcn. Far 'to the soutb, meanwhile, infantry of the American Sev- enth' Army tore through German lines on the north side of the corridor leading eastward, id Strasbourg from the Savcriie area and drove a new wedge to Weycrshcim, eight miles north of Strasbourg and five miles west of the Rhine. Strasbourg Itself was virtually cleaned up with prisoners in the bag, but the Germans were dug in at approaches to bridges over the Rhine In the city. However, I lie enemy was falling bnck In the great Alsace pocket as the Americans ad- vanced through the Vosges moun- tain passes and the First French Subcommittee Ends LitJii tinu LIU: r not. A' i cuvii f 1 i 1 Army pressed steadily from Ot M ABC Merseburg Oil Center Wrecked By Planes LONDON; Nov. 25 than American warplanes attacked the German oil center of Merseburg today for the second time in four days, spreading tons of ex- plosives on the sprawling Leuna synthetic refinery as well as on important fuel storage facilities at Bingen, 50 miles northwest of the Saar .industrial area. A synthetic oil plant at Lutz- kenriorf, 10 miles north of Merse- burg slso attacked. Only a dozen or so enemy flglitJ ers. including five or six speedy jets, were seen on the Merseburg mission and they promptly took cover In thick clouds over the tar- gets. So slight was enemy opposition, both from ground guns and planes that many of the Mustangs, Thunderbolts and Lightnings of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces which escorted the armada ol more than heavy bombers strafed at tree- top level. Preliminary reports said, they blew six locomotives and nina railway cars at Bingen, communlcar tions "hub for Nazi troops being sent lo defend the under direct attack from Lt. Gen. S. Patton's American Third Army. On their way home they also shot up 11 locomotives and IS railway cars, damaged two parked aircraft and destroyed two FW-44 training italics. In the central sector of the front, today, the U. S. Third Army gained up to four and a hall miles along its 60-mile line, lengthening the strip of in its pa-o-.-sion to 20 miles and wiping out a German sal- ient on the Seventh Army's north flank. Good wcalher pmniUnd air- forces In join In Hie lialllc for the first time in tlircc days. Thirteen hundred fighters and medium bombers of the Ninth Alrforcr and Second Tarlioal Airforcc made bombing, straf- ing and escort snrdc.s otl (lie Khhieland, some of them direct- ed agninst retreating German columns. 7n eastern Holland, the British CHICAGO, Nov. A Joint subcommittee on which all 54 coun- tries at the iiUernallonal civil avia- tion conference are represented completed tonight its first scanning of the "ABC" proposal for a world air transport organization. 'Die "ARC" proposal is n ntate- iiirnt by the American, British and Canadian delegations of the, points Ilicy hurt reconciled In (lie three proposals they had offered when the meeting began Nov. 1. It was complete except for four articles, in which only one serious- ly controversial point is presented. This relates to (he method by which (he "fifth freedom" the privilege of carrying intermediate traffic on chainnnn. over-all cn.ota is j tn applied. It is (440.000. Approximately of Vonta, and" a" cf The tacking the defenses of Vcnlo. the E hnnd quota of had I been purchased. j I Lonnic Wright of Bokchito. Ohla. Rht ag aid is taking "a tremendous toll nf Pamna. Mrs. Pete Wright of N li- ves In thr war-torn countries of M'M Mrs. Has of MulluiF. and Mrs. tirope and Asia." Supporting the 38th annual hristmas Seal sale of the National uberclosLs association and its al- llates which opens tomorrow and ill continue until Christmas, the said In a statement is- icd by the association that this ountry cannot afford to permit the rength of iLs people to be sapped y this insidious disease." Professor Dies AUSTIN. Nov. rites will be said tomorrow for Dr. ,1. O. Marbcrry, 69. University of Texas professor of educational ad- ministration and chief of the ex- tension teaching division who died today. FEW REQUEST LAKESIDE LOIS EXCEPT IN AREA TAKEN BY COMMISSION FROM PUBLIC PARK AREA When a majority of the Abilene city commission recently broke the pledge given the people of the city) the site of a clubhouse for the Abi- lene Boft'clng club. Appearing before the commission sklng for this lease were George by'opening commodore; Frank Gerlach, nrca nn the we.s't lakeside for lease i vice commodore, nnd Carl Guin, to individuals It was thought 12 to mcmbrr of the boating club. mission to request the portion of the public park te leased to individuals were Carl George Page, Frank Gerlach and Harry Combs. These men told the commission at that time that they came as private cltfzen.s uol a.s boating club officials or members. 15 lots would be surveyed there. Preliminary rcnorH ot Iho city engineer now is that there may not be more than six or eight lots in the restricted area. When the lake was first opened the city commission voted to set aside ieet of shoreline from the dam south along the west side as a permanent public park, ooen )ut cost to citizens to camp, fish and swim, Tlie rule first was broken Sept. 29 when the commission approved ft 90-year lensp of a pnlnt clots 4C5 to 467) within the public park to be These men. arc three of the co- city port not com; ipany which given a 15-year last Friday franchise by the commission to operate the city bus system. Page nnd Guin also are associated in a taxicab conipany op- erating here. A second action which cut fur- ther into the public's park at the lake was when on Oct. 20. by a 3 to 2 vote, the city engineer was ordered lo survey for lease to individuals a. strip of the shoreline near the proposed boavinc club house. Those appearing before the com- I j The 3-2 vol.e to survry thr Inl.s for Icn.sr; wa.s on motion martr by Com- missioner Tom Itacnn nnd Commis- sioner Tom McWhirter. lank Destroyers Lauded by CapJain TEMPLE, Nov. to (be bilik rirstrovers for NIP finest Exploiting the Strasbourg brcak- the one miijor Co bp solved if the conference is (n do a complete job of e.stabllsh- Ihrough, Hie U. S. Mtli and 79th tloili infantry .struck north of the Savcn ing a world air transport organiza- ,1 despite con! inning lank-.supported counter-attacks and .Tevnn Dprnrnfprf moved in; alonK both sides of the! UAUU Marnc-Rliine cannl in thr ;troa of WASHINGTON, Kov. Mommcnheini. 18 miles northwest ol nrar Adm. Spencer S. Lewis of the Strnsbourp. j u. Nflvy awarded a The canal itself turns southward Gold Star in lira of n .second Dis- rxhlbition of accurate lirins he wit-; to Strasbourg, but oUlrr rnutrs nrssctl durini; the entire i niicad oi the American spearhead j vkr.' campaign wa.s paid by an infantry. lead to FJisclnvilliT and HiiRriiiiu, 12 I soutlic'rli France officer, William L. and 16 miles north nf Strasbourg n Med.ii for ser- in the amphibious invasion of of Bay City, Tex., on his arrival al jthe Rhine crossing Into Knrlsntho. McClo.skcy General hospital today. AL Mommenheiin they were 10 miles He told how his unit had been west, of Blsrhwlllcr. held up by artillery and mortar fire j and pinner! down on the outskirfr. of Brest. "The .Jmir.s ivrrr employing ft church and water towrr sonip n.OOO yards away as observa- tion posts anrl fire control towers. We knew fhry had to lie neutral- Saburo 5ays Allies 'Aggressor Nations' ized, nnd Captain Burnell said. "Then it happened. A weird look- inr armored contraption appeared By Thr AssocUtrd I'rrss Saburo Kuru.su, who was protest- ing Japan's pcncelul intentions to United States Secretary of State distance at the rear of my no-1 Cordcll Hull at thr moment N'lp- sillnn and went Into action. It. wns i ponesc bombs were Inlunc on Pearl n (.ink destroyer. It.s creiv srorprt IS Hnrbor, declared Indny in Japnii i, country "hns Tim Navy, diAC losing the award, .siid that Lewis, n-ho v.'as born iti Culvert. Trx., already was holder of ihp DistinjjHJ.shrd Service .Medal, the Lepion of Merit, the Gold Star in lieu of a second Legion of Merit, and the British Order of the Bath, pradc of companion. llrcct hits on those larcets in as many rounds. SerlnR is helievitiR." Townsend to Quit Mayor Will W. Hair and Commis- sioner A. H. Pool voted adainst the proposal. Mayor Hair had this to ssv: "This Jnnrl was previously .set. aslfle nwl dedicated for public use .so that peo- ple unable unwilling to buy would always hsvn a place to fish, camp and swim." Since the order to survey these AUSTIN, Nov. K ,1. Townsrac] of Lnfkin, chairman ol the state liquor board, an- nounced he will rralun effective Jan. 1 to bccomr district attorney In his home district. Orchestras Aid WASHINGTON, Nov. Sl.xtccn symphony orchestras, with 20 concert artists appearing as (jucst starf, flir giving nn "miprecednit- rcl" series of concerts during the Slxlh War Loan drive, the treasury said today. that his country "tins Patrick Henrys fighting lor thoir country's freedom with heart nnd soul." Kurusu spoke at. n mrdiiiK spon- sored by thr. Jnpanrse Foreign and Pniitirnl Affairs on thr third annlvrrsnvy of his Inlrful 1041 mission lo the Slnlos as "pnacr envoy." His wrre quoted In nil EiiRlish IniifrtMKO broadcast beamed to the United Slates by the Tokyo radio. He asserted "It is absurd lo class Japan's attack on Penrl Hnrbor nnd her conquest of Honskonp; and Singapore as and equally false to brand Jftpmi's defense preparations fir war." He main- lined Hint nrltnln nnd the XhillMl States were the The Weather S. nr.PAHTMKNT OT COMMERCE 11H.R 7H RI.Ab AND VICIXITV: Fair and nlrtrr, frrvh ivtntU Simtlav. Monday .ilr ftn-1 rnnfinuril cold. LAST air anrl raider with wiiid-i S11 inlay anil in snd nnlh piirliniit Sunday nlclil. IrcpiInfT in fxtrnnr north nnrtinn Sun- y nlcl''. f.iir ami rmiliniicd wi'.ST Sunday and M.m-' dny nllh si rone ulnds Cnlrt- Sunday nisht with i-i panhaiitllr and south Conlinurd coltl Mnndaj. so In .1 p. Stiiuhe 11) In morning; guniel toniichlj ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: November 26, 1944