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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1944, Abilene, Texas                                s SIXTH WAR LOAN County x' Series E. Quota Series E Sales....... "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY. AS IT VOL. LXIV NO. 165. .A TEXAS NEWSPAm ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1944-FORTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (AP) Vnltat Press (Vf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Yanks Enter Anchors of Reich Defense Jap Shipping Hit Heavily O By the Associated Press Heavy attacks by American fliers against Japanese air- dromes and shipping throughout the Philippines Were re- ported by Gen. Douglas MacArthur today. As the Yank airmen in the far west Pacific continued to 0 neutralize the Japanese aerial threat td American liberation forces on Leyte island, it was officially disclosed that other U. S. Oiers blasted Iwo Jima, in the Volcano island, along the B-29 pathway to Tokyo. Iwo was hit for the fifth time in four days by AAF Lib -v erators. The island is only 750 miles south of Tokyo. The Japanese have been using Iwo as an aerial base from which to attack the Superfortresses 1 fields on Saipan island. <0 Ground action on .Leyte was stall- ed by continued tropical rains. The bad weather, however, did not ground planes. The Japanese struck In force against Yank Carigara bay positions on northern Leyte. Amer- s, lean airmen lashed enemy airfields on Luzon and Mindanao islands, on Leyte's northern and southern flanks, and hit shipping to the west. Meanwhile the Japan ese, without American confirmation, claimed that Nippon paratroops were landed on eastern Leyte a week ago and that air scouts report they "have made death- defying penetrations at Impor- tant points" on two airfields "and caused great war results." Chinese reconquest of- the Burma II toad in southwest China was a step closer yet far to the northeast the Japanese were driving ahead toward a strategic terminal point on the famous supply line. In. the southwest the Chinese cap- m, tured Chefang, next to the last Burma road town held by the Jap- anese on the Yunnan front. Amer- ican liaison units and ;Yank air- men aided. the Chinese the town.'Only about 24 miles of the Burma road remains to be takr rfj'en bc-'ore the Chinese.' will be 'in position to hit border city of Wanting. The Japanese offered little fight at Chefang.. Memorial Library Sweetwater's Plan SWEF.TWATER, Dec. A The Eweetwater city commission has approved plans for the con- struction of a public library build- ing, costing between and to be prfictp't niter the v.-r.r as a memorial to Sweetwater and Nolan county men dying' in the war. m City Manager R. C. Hoppc has been instructed to arrange with Doi W. Smith, architect, for the draw- Ing up of final plans and specifi- cations. The library building is a part of the city's post-war plans, for which a reserve fund is now being accu- mulated. The fund will have ex- ceeded S50.000 at the end of the cur- rent fiscal year. L The library will be erected north of the municipal building and wn" 0be "tied" onto the municipal audi- torium. Sweefwater to Ask Underpass SWEETWATER, Dec. A hearing for the city of Sweetwater on the matter of an underpass for the San Angelo-Sweetwatcr highway it intersects the T and P rail- road in Sweet-water has been granted by the highway commission. City Manager R. C. Hoppe has befn informed that the commission will hear the Swectwator delegation fcon December II. Elliott Flies HOLLYWOOD, Dec. Col. Elliott Roosevelt, son of the presi' dent, nnd Actress Fayc Emerson left afternoon by private plane and it was reported they were cnroutc to Grand Canyon, Ariz., to be mar- ried there tomorrow afternoon. The Weather U. S. DEPARTMENT Or COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU Anii.nxi: ANn cloudy nil orrational rains slowly rlsine temperature. KAST TEXAS: Cloudy, occasional 'latni except In extreme northeast por- tion on Sunday. Monday, cloudy And occasional rains In east am! sonlh por- tions: slowly risiuc temperatures; mod- erate lo fresh winds on coast. WEST and occasion- al ratns Sunday. Monday, partly cloudi- ng warmer. TEMPERATURES I A.M. HOUR r.M. 78 1........ IS 31 41 37 S........ M It AbileneTexas Ex-Students Ask Rainey Return A resolution, requesting that the balance of the Board of. Regents of the University of Texas resign and that the new board reinstate Dr. Homer P. Rainey was unani- mously passed by the Abilene Uni- versity of Texas ex-students asso- ciation at a meeting at the Wooten hotel last night, called to hear Maj. J. B. Partin of Houston speak. Judge Dallas Scarborough orig- inated the resolution, stating "Dr. Rainey is one of .the greatest men It has been my privilege to know. He has stood his ground like a man." The motion was seconded by Holmes Webb; then passed unani- mously by the 22 members present. Similar resolutions have previous- ly been passed by other ex-students associations in 'die state. Major Partin. who served as t member of the Board of Regents for six years, was president of the board at the.time-Dr; Rainey tb.head.theVfjtiiversity.' ft "Unless Dr. Rainey Is reln- 'president (He of'Texas .Is going to We cannot now reach out and get top-flight educators who will take the Partin stated. Partin, who Iris testified before :he senate investigating committee s whole heartedly behind Rainey's jollcles, especially backing up Ills '16 points." The two problems which have been brought, out in the investigation, and which Partin reiterated and emphasized were that academic 'reedonl had been interfered with and.that the regents have definite- y not demonstrated that they un- derstood the respective spheres of he administration and the board. Partin summarized the steps leading up to the subsequent firing of Rainey. He was on the medical committee of the board at the time Dean John Spies was hired. He stated that the charge against Rainey because of Spies could be made only because Rainy was too loyal to a man who was behind the eight-ball even at the time he was hired, and never had a chance to prove himself. "I am sure that four or five years ago political plans were already afont lo have a board appointed who were, definitely against liberal education, and (hat O'Daniel and Stevenson, perhaps unconsciously, fulfilled the he declared. He stated that a move which would have precipitated, the action much earlier was a resolution passed by Regent Strickland in the spring of 1943 in an .attempt to revoke the procedural clause in the ten- ure clause is ,that no teacher above the rank of an asso- ciate professor may be discharged without a trial. Tills action was averted only by a resolution of the association In April of the same year. This was evidently an attempt to get rid of liberal Sec RAINEY, Page 6, Column 2 Two Cocoa nuts Sole Food of Eight WASHINGTON, Dec. story of eight survivors of the American submarine 18 hours In Japanese-controlled waters to a barren island and living .for days on a pair of related today. The two weeks' fight for survival and rescue by Philippine guerrillas was described by the skipper, Comdr. John D. Crowley, Concordia, Kan, Crowlcy told how the little band, thrown into the sea by an explosion, made its way on a flimsy raft to one of the Philippine islands alter days of vainly hunting food on one deserted spot after another. Raw sugar cane they found after reaching the Philippines was "the most delicious 'thing I ever Crowley said. Loss of the Flier in action against the enemy was announced by the Navy Sept. 19. "We were cruising on the surface at night In Japanese-controlled Crowley related, "when there was a terrific explosion. I was on the bridge, and in 20 to 30 seconds (he ship went down. The night was completely dark and we couldn't orient ourselves. The survivors were gathered together and though you couldn't see beyond three feet, we counted 15 men in the water. "The nearest land was three and one-half miles away, an isolated island probably occupied by Japs, and in another direction, .farther away, were more islands, probably unoccupied. We decided to head for the .larger group, with the greater chance of making land. "We had no life jackets and didn't know the distance. It turned out to be 12 miles to the island we reached. Eighteen hours after the explosion, about 3 p.m. the eight survivors of the 15 counted originally reached the coral beach. About a mile from land five of the eight reached a floating palm tree and floated in, while ihe other three continued to swim. The. island yielded no wood, no food or water. The men were sunburned from exposure in the water, and their feet were badly cut by the jagged coral. Nights were cold, and they slept covered with sand and hugging each other for body warmth. Search of hundreds of floating cocoanuts revealed only one fit to eat. The raft, rigged from bamboo and jrass, permitted two men to ride and paddle while the other six swam alongside. In that fashion they traveled from island to Island, all uninhabited and yielded no food or water.' During the trip they found one other drifting cocoanut. Several days later they reached a large Island and sighted a group of buildings surrounded b'y an excellent cocoanufc grove which they found deserted, looted and damaged. The next morning two native guerrilla fighters, one of whom could speak a little English, appeared and agreed to lead them to food and water. They learned then that the guerrilla watcher had seen them come ashore, and came prepared to deal with them as friend or enemy. S-SGT. LOMAX W. JONES Colorado City Sergeant Killed COLORADO CITY, Dec. Sgt. Lomax W. Jones, 31, was killed in action in Prance Nov. 11, aq- cprding to-' infcrjhaiion his .J. T. Vest, Rt, 2, City, from the War de- partment Wednesday. 1 Sergeant Jones entered service In March, 1942, and was trained at Camp Barkeley. He went overseas in April of this year and was with his division in the invasion of Prance June .8. Sergeant Jones is also survived by two brothel's, Harvey L. Jones of Colorado City and Carl Puttert of Florence, Ala. OVERALL SALES STRONG, SERIES E BUYING LAGS YOUR ATTENTION Interesting and important stories in this edition include: Page favors com- pulsory training. Page aids cotton future study. Page In 8th Ser- vice Command honored. Page county makes money on .turkeys. Page physician Is horse breeder. Page wallops Navy. rage lakes TCU. Page team announced. Page 3AA an- nounced. Page 18 Parent demands later school opening. Cabinet of Gre.ece Tenders Resignation ATHENS, Dec. Greek cabinet crisis over a British Army proclamation disbanding guerrillas came to a head today with the res- ignation of all six ministers belong- ing the left wing EAM party. Premier George Papandreou, ex- pressing regret at the resignations, reiterated his determination stick to his task and called the cab- net into another session tonight. C. M. Caldwell, county chairman for the- 6th War Loan, Saturday night renewed his appeal to bond buyers to reinforce their effort; this coming week as the drive mov. ed into high gear and approached the turn for the finale. Late Saturday Caldwell reported the overall total had reached 795.50 of the Tayior County quota of .The rate of buying Series. E bonds must be stepped up considerably he reported. Series E sales have reached of the 000.00 quota established ;for the county, Mr. Caldwell .reported. Sales are .expected to Jump con- siderably this week as reports from the Paramount theater indicate over 60 percent of the house hi been sold out for the -mammoth show being presented' on the stage of the .theater, Wednesday, night Pearl-" Harbor Army JAlr. yield present ,the Loan-Jubilee, that night starting at Heroes of Ih Will Speak Here Sixth War Loan programs for Pearl Harbor day will be topped by appearances here of two 36th divi- sion veterans, Lt.. Col. H. Miller Ainsworth and T.-Sgt. James M. Logan whose homes are in Luling. Sergeant Logan has been called the most highly decorated enlisted man in the present war. He receiv- ed the Congressional Medal of Hon- or for his performance when "his outfit was pinned down by enemy machinegun fire on Salerno beach. He wiped out the machine-gunners, broke up an enemy advance, cap- tured prisoners who gave informa- tion valuable for the Yanks' future operations, and also braved an open field to shoot the lock off a house and destroy German snipers inside. Colonel Ainsworth served overseas in the first world war In France, and with the army of occupation in Ger- many. He was a National Guard officer, commanded the. Texas de- partment, American Legion, and went into action with the 36th at ialerno after overseas training In North Africa. CHRISTMAS SEAL SALES HERE MOVE RAPIDLY TOWARD GOAL (.1 3H ........II........ 43 33 ......12........ Utah and low temperatures and in.............. High and low name date la; IS and II. Sunset last nlehl: Snnrhe this mornlnri lonlihl; 0.31, 4n in 40 in P Put this stamp, with message bright On every Christinas letter. Help the tuberculosis fight. And make the New Year belter. So read the message on the en- 'Clope containing the first seals sold in Ihc United Stales Dec. 907, at Wllming- on, Delaware. Since that time the Christmas seal has been the sole support of Tuberculosis nsso- cialion, function- ing in Taylor county for the past 28 years. A chart kept during the past few years of the of the Tuberculosis work shows a decrease in number of deaths from the dis- ease In accordance with the in- crease In amount of money taken in. In 1838, when only was donated for the association, 30 deaths were recorded In the county from TB, while in 1943, when 000 was taken in, 13 deaths re- sulted from the disease. Now, with tuberculosis' the in- evitable result of war, an Increase Both men have told the story of the 36th division In recent weeks over Texas lo help the state reach ts in bonds. They will appear here on behalf of the 385.000 quota. Sergeant Logan's Irainlng began with the National Guard. He fibbed his way into (he unit by speeding up his age. and now lie Is 23. Logan holds the Distinguished to j Service Cross for action at Vellelr.t. Italy, and also has the Unit Presi- dential citation, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman's badge. At Velletr! he was in charge of a squad that found Itself up against an entire company of Germans. Fighting in an Italian vineyard. Lo- gan ordered his men to dig in against the enemy fire, then he charged the German company alone. As he moved forward, he fired rifle grenades and each time a German dropped. When his gren- ades were gone he dashed back lo his men and grabbed a Browning automatic rifle, ripping out 15 mag- azines of ammunition before lie had to take up another. He led a second 111 deaths shows 14 on the calendar ig for 1044 so far; and in 1045, the' ratio Is expected to be higher. Through Saturday morning re- sponse in Abilene had been prom- ising. Toward the association's goal of a repeated for this year already Is a total of Letters in answer to the sale which Is carried on without help of charge that proved loo much for Ihc The broke and ran, with When it was over there were 25 dead Germans on the ground and 13 remaining had surrendered. The sergeant's mother Is Mrs. Maggie Logan of Lullng. Colonel Ainsworth, after 17 months In World War I, banked, farmed and volunteers approve the work of the ranched in Lullng. and also was at association, whether or not the i work with the National Guard units. seals arp purchased. One mnn expressed regret of having to return the .two sheets mailed him. Ho wrote: "I have recently returned from a hospital and. am not employed, but I want to Sec SEALS, Page 6, Column 5 He accepted a captaincy in the 3fith, and after- Its mobilization in he advanced to his present rank. He trained In Africa with the Hist in- fantry but. wen tinto Salerno with the H2nri infantry. The two men speak in Brownwood Monday. Wally Akin, theater manager, re- ported late Saturday that "every indication would point to a sell-out house and predicted "one of the best shows yet." Several rallies and general assem- blies have been planned throughout Taylor county during the week' to speed up the sales. Abjlenians will present the pro- gram for a rally at Ovalo Thurs- day night. B. W. Riddle, chairman of the Ovalo'6th War Loan drive, announced. The rally will be at the Ovalo high school. Riddle's committee on the Ovalo campaign is composed of Mrs. Bill White, Mrs. John Harrison and Homer Landers. Three other rally dales have been announced by the Taylor rural K. Eplcn, and Elmo Bradshaw, See BONDS, Page 6, Column 3 Air Base Bond Show Plays RahgerToday Bond salesmen and women from the Abilene Army Air Field will visit Ranger Sunday jWjth Ihclr 6th War Loan Musical Jubilee. Having given a successful per- formance in Winters and before AAF personnel and guesls, the troupe, under LI. Frank H. Cerra, liaison officer, opens today the first of three engagements for this week. The Jubilee comes to Abilene (Paramount Theater) on Wednes- day. Pearl Harbor evening, and on Friday moves lo Swcetwaler. The Musical Makers from the MOth AAF band, under baton of Pfc. Jim Baker, and featuring some of the most talented musicians from ,he 2nd Air Force, will be presented In the hour and one-half show. The AAF Troupe visits Colcman December 2. Texas Sales About One-Third of Quota DALLAS, Dec. Nathan Adams of the Texas war inance committee said today that otal Sixth War loan sales in Texas mounted to as of December 1. date of the latest offl- al tabulation. That amount was 36.65 percent of he overall Texas quota of Series B sales totaled 34.00. or 34.8 percent of the Series E quota. The campaign ends December 16. Humphrey to Open Week's Air Appeal Stale Rcprcscnlallve Joe Hum- phrey wiil open the week's radio appeal on station KRBC for the 6th War Loan drive with a Sunday morning plea. The assistant princi- pal of Abilene High school will be aired al a.m. Two other speakers will be heard during the day. Cpl. Helen'Butler of the WAC detachment at Abilene Army Air Field and Chaplain Wil- liam G. Ferguson of thr 13th Medi- cal Training Regiment at Camp Barkeley wil Ispcnk al p.m. and p.m. rei.pectlvcly. Oilier speakers of the week are: Monday: E. Roh-i crts; K. E. Edwards, Supt. of! Schools. Tuscola. PRISONER Thomas A. Jenkins, the former Daplme Simmons of Buffalo Gap, has received her first let- ter from her husband since lie became a prisoner of the Nazis. Sergeant Jenkins was reported missing on D-Day, and it was not until a innnth later (hat Mrs. Jenkins knew tliat he was a prisoner of war. The. ..Sergeant was a para-, trooper and had been station- ed, in England since January; Hs has been in the regular Army five years and was nl Camp Barkeley from July to December, 1942, when he was transferred to (he paratvoop infantry. He has n son whom he has never seen. Ballinger Church Christmas Season Plans Announced BALLINGER. .Dec. Christmas activities of tile First Baptist church have been announc- ed byithe Rev. Clarence A. Morton, Tough River Next Barrier PARIS, Dec. troops entered two an- chor poinls of the main defenses of the German Reich today Saarlautern, important Saar basin industrial city into which they penetrated deeply and Julich, where they; drove into the outlying put of the town on the western side of the river Roer. At both Saavlautern and Julich, the Americans face river barriers. Julich, key point to the Cologne plain, lies mainly on the eastern side of the Roer. Across the" Saar from Saar- laulern, burning from aerial assaults, Siegfried line positions were dented by other air bombardments. pastor. The season's first observance w] All-Church young people's be breakfast the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7. The church cliolr will present Its annual Christinas program Sunday evening, Dec. 17, under clircctlnn of R. E. White and with Mrs. Charles Hnmbrick as orRanist. The chorus will sing the cantata, The Nativity Song by Nolle. The pastor's annual Christinas sermon will be delivered Sunday morning, Dec. 17. Wednesday evening, Dtic. 20, the cradle roll, beginners, primary and junior children of the church, with their parents as guests, will have their Christmas tree and program. During tile week the immnrdinte department, directed by Mr.s. W. J. Hembrcr. will .sing enrols and have a Christmas party at. the church. Reds U Miles From Austria; Near Budapest LONDON, Dec, tank.; and motorized infantry raced toward Budapest along the west side of the Danube river tonight ,nd also drove to within 11 miles of the Austrian frontier. Berlin declared that Soviet spear- heads were only 43 miles from the southern outskirts of the imperilled Hungarian capital. In a 21-mile-deep breakthrough a 50-mile front Marshal Feodor I Tolbukhin's Third Ukraine army units overran 300 localities In south- western Hungary, Premier-Marshal Stalin announced in a special order of the day. These included the strongholds and important communication cen- ters of Paks. szekszard, Dombovar and Kaposvar, the last only 28 miles from strategic Lake Balaton guard- ing the southeastern approaches to Austria. "The breach appears tragic, said a Berlin radio commentator. "The Russians are out to envelop all western Hungary and Budapest on a grand forward at aimosu a iille-an-hour clip the Russians seized a 16-mile section of the vital Budapest Zagreb-Trieste railway, linking the outflanked Hungarian capital with the Axis front In northern Italy, by capturing Kapo- svar. Kaposvnr, the major point taken nearest the Austrian frontier is on the edge of a plain extending to Lake Blnton and the southernmost Reich territory. It is 05 miles south- west of Budapest and 03 miles northeast, of Zagreb, Axis puppet Croatian capital. Division Officer Killed Second LI. jnmcs L. Adam.-, mem- ber of the 315th 90th di- vision, was killed in action Nov. nth, in Frnr.cr. his n'iSc, the former BIHie Marl in. 317 Meander, hns bcrn informed. Formerly a first sergeant, he had been made a .second lieutenant by battlefield promotion. Before go- ing ovcr.srn.s he trained at Camp Bnrkcley. He was inducted Into the Army at Fort Leavemvorth, Knns., In August. and took his first training at Fort Lcor.nrd Wood, Mo. He Is survived by his parpnl.i. Mr. anil Mrs. Bert Adams of Wichita. Kans. a si.slrr. Mr.s. Lewis Bowcr- sox of Wichita, Kanr.., ami two The Sunday .school will make a brothers. Pvt. Robert Adams of white Christir.n.s offering for i Camp Hoorl. nncl .Ice Atlnnis. ncr Orphan homo, Dalla.s, Sunday j .stationed in California with the morning. Drc. 7. The pnslor will close thr old year and inaugurate the southern Bap- Usl centennial cruwide Sunday evening. Dec. 31, willi a special pro- gram and church watch party .ser- vice and college home nhlil. In the terrific battle on the edge of the Cologne plain, the U. S. First Army at Inden and the U. S. Ninth Army at Julich were encountering the heav- iest opposition of the winter offensive. U. S. Seventh Army troops wiped out the last remnants of the German bridgehead at the approaches to the now demolished Rhine bridges In Strasbourg. Following attacks by nearly 250 medium and light U. S. Ninth air force bombers which left Saarlau- 'tern in flames and tore open nearby Siegfried line defenses, Third Army PARIS, Dec. Iff} heaviest fighting of the war U raging along the western front as the German armies make- their last savage stand in an effort to stein the American ad- vanre Into Germany. The soil of Hillcr'j Belch Is being won slowly. Every yard Is contested by Germans fighting as they never have fought be- fore. The Germans are making American gains as cosily as pos- sible, and Ihty are costly. doughboys entered the Saar city at two points. The Americans then fanned out over most of that part of the city which lies west, of tha Saar river. i The noth and 95th divisions, with elements of.the.Tenlh Ar- mored, division fccreening them to the nirlli, now_hold a 14-mile eirrtch aloHj the Saar between Mcrzljr and Snarlautcr'n.. The Vila! Saar basin'das' Been eouj- rtl deeply by Third Army ad- vances, but the river still is a harrier In the greater part of this heavily Industrial region. The Germans apparently hope tn make n strojig; stand along this natural line. i The penetration into Saarlautern was made by the 95th division in three-mile drive which put ad- vance units deeply into the ct'r.y. 3tlier divisional elements pushed beyond Allfcnvclllcr, three miles to the southwest, and entered the town of Blsten in the same area. Troops of the 26th Infantry di- vision teamed up with the Fourth Armored division tanks and were fighting Inside of Saarc union, 13 miles south of the Saar border, where the Yanks are moving up the en.sl. bank of the Saor river in a potential outflanking threat to Saar- brucken. In IliN area, the Germans launched two of the fiercest couiilcr-allacks yet marie in the current offensive, using 40 to 50 lauks. Fighter bombers came to (he aid of fhe druipliboys, knock- Ins out at least six ianlis nnd the attacks were repulsed. Thr.se attacks, however, did. .permit Hie Germans lo re-enter Markwlllrr, according to field dispatches. To (he north, at (he edge of the Cologne plain, pains of yards ucrc bought at a higli cost of American blood in the giant lialllc of alrlllon that was entering Us 16th day. 150 File Service Discharge Papers SWKETWATER. Drc. More than J50 veterans of World GOODFELLOW FUND RECEIVES ANOTHER ft DONATIONS LAG Tuesday: W. "Bill" H'ayncs: L. Hays; Eifivln J. Kos- clolck. special service officer. Abi- lene Army Air Field. Bcdichck: Mc- Mahon; Jnhn A. Nave, Assistant Commandant. Of- ficers Candidate School, Camp Barkeley. Thursday: a.m.-Willlam M. Lewis: E. Chllders; John E. Buxton, Post Encincor. Camp Barkeley. Friday: Richcy; 12.15 Harold G. Cooke, president, McMurry college; W. Newhouse, superin- tendent of schools, Trent. Saturday: V. Cook, county farm acent; p.m. --R. M. Wagsl.aff; Crns. E. Ilallley, provost marshal, Cemp Barkeley. While members of the Exchange club busied themselves ye.stcrd.iy af- ternoon nt plsciiiR boxes around town to rcctMve Chrislmas toys fnr the city's needy and unfortunate children, only two dollars was added to the Goodfellcnv runrl. City firemen will rc-condilion Ilio toys placed In the KxchaiiRe club's boxes downtown and each child of CRCh family Clirlstmnn eve by the Goodfcllows will Ret some toys. As has bml pnlntrd out, Ibe number of lamilirs in Abilrnft children will liave no ChriMmas toys anil Rooil IlllnfS to eat Is not sn larsc Ibis year as In many years pone by. H is equally as true, Imwevrr, (hat tbcre nrr many families who must be rrmembrrcd if Ibe spirit of C'hrlstmns is carried out for the community as a Merchant Mnrinr.i. Mrs. Adams, making her hnmr hero with her nio'ihcr. hns just returned from a visit, with his ____ ____ ___ ______ __ _____ pin-pills. The couple were married war II have filed their honorable while Lieutenant Adams was sta- j dlsdiargc papers with L. W. Scott, lionccl at Camp Bnrkrley. Nolan county clerk. More than 20 of the men having; army discharges arc vclerans of overseas combat and received dii- abllug wounds. A large percentage received discharges for physical rea- sons. Says Chinese Fail MOSCOW, Dec. So- viet government papp.r Izvestla de- clared today that the recent Chin- ese government, reorganization had failed to case "the tense internal po- litical situation." whole. The Goodfcllntt'.s' work Is for charity's snke alone, but this i.s a .special charity. Much work I.s done lo see that no one who should be visited Is missed. Likewise, care is taken to make cer- tain no one takes advantage of the Gnndfollows' willingness and anx- iety to assure all children a happy Christ inns. (lifts of one dollar each were received yratcrday from Eiifcne Sellers and .T. S. BurccM. This brought thr tntal In Much more will be needed. All (here are urcccl to send Ibrlr contributions nt once lo The GniHifcllows, Abilene. Anil don't forftct lo father nil those used toys In fair l-nmll- llun and dcposli them In the Exchange club boxes downtown.   

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