Abilene Reporter News, November 29, 1944

Abilene Reporter News

November 29, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN County Milts E. Quota Series E Sales gttnlew MORNING WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT LXIV, NO. 161 A TEXAS 3-4JV NEWSPAPBI ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 29, 1944 -TWELVE PAGES Associated Pro, (AP) United Pres, (V J.jPRICE FIVE CENT_S Third Army Breaks into Rich Saar Basin Canadian Mutineers jjlock Draftee Irain TERRACE B. C., Nov. regiment of national resources mobilization act infantry from Saskatchewan, on draft for lervice overseas and due to leave Terrace, remained in camp late today under threat of armed violence by striking home defense troops. The striking troops were classed as mutineers, it was understood, fnce they interfered with other troops in the performance of. their duty. No official announcement had been made on the matter. A waiting troop train stood idle on a siding and the drafted soldiers and intimidation are being used by leaders of the recalcitrant home defense tronps to keep less fervent members in line, enquirers among the men disclosed today. one soldier told a reporter that although he was taking part in the demonstrations he was not quite sure what the root of the trouble was. "Our regiment arrived here the day before he said. Men of a regiment that was due to leave Terrace on draft today have been told by other home defense men that if they prepare to leave they will be shot at. They mean it, too, and they have plenty of ammunition. I think aiat there is going to be serious trouble here." BOND SALES IN COUNTY PICKUP; DRIVE SPEEDED With the additional sales of of series B bonds yesterday, lylor county has bought 25 of the quota. Overall sales Including Tuesday's pur- chase of total 823.15 Of the quota. Urging all campaign directors to Amtact tlieir groups, Boscoe Blank- enship, series E chairman, stated yesterday that If the workers would see everyone in their groups the -drive should be over before Dec. 15. "Almost everyone contacted has ipught a bond, ranging from the bonds on he said. "We are well pleased with the way the money is coming in and the re- sponse our workers have received.' former Albany Vet Found Dead ALBANY, Nov. Zug George, 46, veteran of World War I, was found dead in bed at the family residence in McCamey at 7 a. m. Tuesday. He had been in ill health for some time and had rc- 1ently recovered from an operation. The body will be brought over- land to Albany, his former home, early Wednesday morning in a Mc- Camey funeral coach. Funeral will be held at the Albany Church of fhrist at 2 p. m. Thursday with aul C. Witt of Abilene officiating. Burial will be in the Albany ceme- tery. Mr. George, son of Mr. and Mrs. j' W. George of Albany, was born here Nov. 10, 1898 and lived here all life except for a short time at Crosbyton and McCamey. In 1919 he and the former Lizzie Adkinson were married. He later was married to Neoma Littlelield at Crosbyton. tA graduate of Reynolds Presby- rian academy of Albany and a member of the Masonic lodge, Mr. George enlisted in World War I April 17, 1S17 in Dallas. He was a seaman second class when honor- discharged Aug. 15, 1919. Soon after his return he was em- ployed as a mechanic in the W. J. Dodson Ford Motor company which was purchased later by J. C. Miller. He continued to work there until some five years ago when he moved McCamey to become manager of TOe ?ord garage there. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Pvt. Charles Zug George Hanks of Yuina, Ariz, and James Frank George of McCamey; his parents; live brothers, Donald George of Lcs ifngeles, Calif., in the Nnval reserve, Jack George of McCamey, M-Sgt. Cecil George of the AAP somewhere in South Pacific and Lt. (Jg) W. P. George with the Navy in the South Pacific and Alfred George of Al- tny; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Stuart Strawn and Mrs. Helen Tabb of Albany. Pallbearers will be J. C. Miller, Moody Freeman, Hugh Ayers, Roy Matthews all of Albany, Joe Lowery of Abilene and Joe Bizzet of San Angelo. He also staled that the industrial campaign was well under way, with employes in 17 firms which have been contacted having accepted a quota of in series E bonds to buy or sell. "When all the firms have bee- contacted by the industrial commit- tee, the quota is expected to reac! Blankenship declared "This plan is strictly for employe: and for series E bonds. The man- agement cannot take part as they are not allowed to purchase the Es." Tom K. Eplen, chairman for the towns, in the county outside Abilene, stated that bond rallies were being planned for Bradshaw, Trent, Shep, and possibly Buffalo Gap, the exact dates of the rallies to be announced later. Working with Eplen are Elmo Cook and Jim Sheldon: Eplen staged that if any town wished assistance 'in planning ral- ,ies or in selling bonds to contact Cook, Sheldon, "or himself. Lockett Shelton, chairman of the Fort Worth sub-region which in- cludes Taylor county, has prepared the following unofficial sales re- port through Saturday, Nov. 25. County Scries E Andrews 3.060.011 Borden R43.75 Cillihan 13.000.00 Coke 8 368.75 Colcmon 226.854.00 Concho 38.056.25 Crane 0.362.50 Crocfcelt 25.443.73 FMnr 36 487.50 HshJr 11.200.00 Glasscock Ho Rtiport Chiangs Separated, Aondon Paper Says LONDON, Wednesday, Nov. London Daily Mail said today that Generalissimo and Mrs Chiang Kai-shek have separated fd that she may make her home Miami, Fla. In ft Calcutta dispatch, the Mai: reported It had been common knowledge In Chungking for some tltno that the Chiangs were un- happy nnd the break finally was )Mde after an open disagreement at "Chungking tea party. Mrs. Chiang, who is In the United States for medical treatment, Is "likely to tarry out R lecture tour dw the Chinese pol'tlcnl situation which Is bound to crcaje a sensa- the Mall said. Ovcr-al. S 6.060.00 843.75 30.000.00 14.587.25 20.962.50 11.555.00 No Report Jones Martin IWnnnrrf Sand Mitchell 200.837.50 M.962.50 J25075.S5 34 293 75 137J50.75 BSffiS Winters Opens Drive, Buys Bonds WINTERS, Nov. a kick- off rally here tonight at which the Abilene Army Air fluid presented its Sixth War Loan show. Winters had sold of its-quota-o' S365.000 in bonds. T-Sgt. Poy n. Smith, Chicago who was on Guadalcanal, spoke on behalf of the Sixth War Loan drive and John Q. Adams, chairman o. the local drive, discussed Winters part In the sale of bonds. City Truck Gathers 7 Loads of Paper Seven truck loads of scrap paper had been delivered to the salvage pen on South 1st through Tuesday afternoon by the city truck which was put on Monday morning to col- lect paper from downtown business firms. Four of the truck loads came in Monday and three yesterday. The truck, manned by a city em- ploye, canvasses the business sec- tions of both north and south sides daily, to gather paper saved by mer- chants. This paper is separated from trash, bundled and left at the rear of the business houses. This weekend the monthly paper drive will be In progress in Abilene and tills vicinity. Camp Earkcley trucks will furnisl paper pick-up service in surround- ing towns Thursday and Friday Saturday the trucks will work in the business district of the city and Sun day will make two rounds of the residential seclions. Army Heads Confer On War Material WASHINGTON, Nov. ffl The Army called an emergency con- ference to discuss critical shortngi in vital war materials today at tin same time that the War Manpowei commission disclosed worker: are needed Immediately In muni- tions plants. Lone, Young Ai SANTA ANA, calif., Nov. was indicated today by films synchronized with his guns and from his account of the action that Lt. Harold O. Miller, 20-year-old Santa Rosa, Calif., pilot was the airman who :illed Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. The German radio announced that Rommel met his death when his staff car was strafed by a plane July 24. Only one car was strafed on that day, and the films In Lieutenant Miller's gun camera recorded it. Now resting at convalescent center here, with his wife, Margaret, Miller has been back in this country a month. On July 24 he was flying with two other fighters of tile 8th Fighter Command. About 20 miles behind the lines, he noticed an automobile moving toward the front and dropped out of formation on a hunch. "I just thought I would look it he said. Less than feet from the ground, he saw it was a German staff car and pinned it in his sights. With his four .50 caliber machine guns whanging away, he swept closer and closer. A tire blew out and the car swerved. He kept pouring Kills Rommel bullets in. Flames spurted from the gasoline tank and rvitii a rr.ighty lurch, the sedan whirled into a field and rolled over and over, flames leaping from it. "I was Miller said, "and my first burst scored direct hits. It left a trail of blazing gasoline for about 200 yards and then it. bounced into a field and I watched it burn. "I came back for another look to make sure it was a goner. "Then I went back upstairs and went about my business." That night, the German radio said: "High ranking German officers were injured today' when a staff car on its way to the front was strafed by enemy fighter planes." Liter the English radio said it was believed some of the highest ranking German officers on the front were in the car destroyed by Ameri- can planes 20 miles behind the front on July 24. Finally, the German radio admitted Rommel's death, from injuries in the accident. The films from Miller's gun camera show the car careening, bursting into flame and then swerving into the field where it was enveloped In a tower of fire. Jap Fliers Raid leyte Waters Full-Scale Battle At Siegfried Near SUPREME' HEAPQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITION. ARY FORCE, Paris, Nov. 28 U. S. Third Array broke into the rich Saar basin along a new seven-mile front oday and a lull-scale battle at the Siegfried line appeared near as three main fortress cities of Saarbrucken, Saar- lautern and Merzig were brought within American artillery range. To the north the U. S. Ninth Army seized three towns on the west banks of the flooded Roer and Inde rivers, closing n on the stronghold of Julich from three directions, while the U. S. First Army squeezed closer to Duren, another bar- rier to the Cologne plain. As the hard-working U. S. First and Ninth Army battle teams fought deeper into the enemy's tough Roer PorfofOrmoc Shelled by Navy By The Associated Press A daring sweep by American de- stroyers into one of the inner seas of the first westward penetration from the Pa- reported by Gen. Dou- glas MacArthur today. The speedy Yank greyhounds -of the Navy skirted-Leyte Island, bold- ly entered the dangerous waters of the Camotes sea west of Leyte, and heavily bombarded Japanese posi- tions at the port of Ormoc. The port is the chief Japanese avenue jf escape on western Leyte. At the same time the. 'general disclosed a heavy Japanese-aer- ial attack against American warships ation forces on tcyte. Some.'of the U. S. inen ot war were damaged and casualties were suffered when the Nippon air- men attacked the Pacific fleet units in Leyte gulf Monday (Philippnne The vessels under attack included a battle- ship. Ackack gunners of the warships bagged 13 Japanose planes. Yank fliers shot down two. Ground action on Leyte was at a standstill as heavy tropical rains continued. American planes were out, however, bombing Japanese air. fields west of Leyte and hitting shipping over a wide .area. Meanwhile radio Tokyo reported that 'cnree American transports and two warships were damaged in Leyte gulf by Japanese airmen last Fri- day night. It made, no mention of the later raid reported by General MacArthur. Conflicting claims as to the progress of the war in China's vital central-southeas'cern region came from Chungking and Tokyo. The Chinese high command reported the Japanese were stopped and then forced to re- treat southward in their drive on Kweichow province. The in- vaders, said a communique, were checked at Tashanyang seven miles north of Japanese-held Hochin and 138 miles southwest of the Burma road terminal city of Kwciyang, in Kweichow. Radio Tokyo claimed Japanese forces crashed the Kweichow border and stabied eight miles inside that province. A more distant threat to Kwei- yang developed in Hunan province on the east. There the Japanese were driving westward from Poach ing. Refugees were streaming out of Kweichow. All American and Brit- ish nationals were under order to evacuate the province. The Chinese high command con- tinued to maintain silence on the Japanese-claimed capture of Nan- nlng, in southern Kwangsi province. American airmen abandoned and blew up the runways of their last southeast China forward base at Nanning Nov. 19. Commission Orders Pipeline Shutdown AUSTIN, Nov. 28 Rail- road commission today ordered a shutdown of the supply of natural gas for the Tennessee Gas and Transmission company's pipeline from near Corpus Tex., to West Virginia, and an official of the Chicago corporation, and affiliate, said at Corpus Christ! that the companies involved would not com- ply. Tlie order by the railroad com- mission, Texas' oil nnd gas regu- latory agency, was Issued, the com- mission said, because the operators named were not rcprcssurlng or re- turning gas to certain sands as di- rected in an order dated Aug. 28. At Corpus C. R. Williams, general manager of the Chicago cor- poration, and subsldlnry of the Gulf Plains Corp., said thnt htcausc of Interconnections in the field, pnrt of the lines could not he shut n..: aild low same year: Sunift nljth': Sttnrhe Sunirt tonlfht: ;