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Publication: Abilene Reporter News December 10, 1944

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN County Quota Series E Quota Series E Sales Sbtlcne Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY- AS IT. SUNDAY VOL. LXIV, NO. 172 A TEXAS NEWSFAPffl ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (AP) Vnlted Press (Vf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Cl Who Cut Wounded Man's Throat to Save Life, ASFTG-Trained The Fifth Infantry Division medical aid man said he took one look at the severed throat muscles of the suffocating rifleman, remembered a training lecture he had heard a year before'nt the Army Service Forces Training Center, Camp Barkeley, and promptly performed a delicate throat operation that amazed every medical officer who later saw the job. It all happened during an attack on the village of Louvigny Nov. 10, In a muddy French field during the division's drive to Mete. Pvt. Duane N. Kinman was bandaging the severely lacerated chest of a staff-sergeant when he saw the rifleman fall. The 19-year-old former mechanic and truck driver, of College Place, Wash., rapidly completed his case and crawled under an intense barrage of mortar and machine-gun to the side of the fallen man. The rifleman was threshing about on "he ground and gasping for breath through a windpipe pierced by mortar fragments. A quick examination showed Kinman that in addition to the cut windpipe, his throat muscles were torn. His face had turned blue, and he was obviously suffocating. It was then, in desperation, Kinman remembered hearing in a training ijecture of a piercing of a. hole in the windpipe so that air might get directly to the lungs. He had no anasthetic; his only surgical equipment was an ordinary pocket-knife. He knew that after he had made the windpipe perforation, he must have some sort of tube to hold it open, so he borrowed the rifleman's fountain pen and knocked the top out of the upper part of it. At about this time, Kinman was Joined through the hail of shell fire by U. E. M. Eberling, of Lincoln, Neb. The officer took the situation in at a glance, and held the rifleman steady while Kinman prepared to make the incision. When the wounded man understood what was going to happen, he began to thresh more violently. "1 don't like to do this, the medical aid man said softly, "but it's the only way you're going to live." Carefully, Kinman cut a longitudinal slit a little more than an inch long in the windpipe, just below the slightest slip might have severed the jugular vein.' Then he calmly slipped the top of the pen into the trachea. Almost immediately, as air poured through the tube, color began to return to the rifleman's face, and he began to breathe again. "Now keep that fountain pen in your1 windpipe and you'll be Kinman said. "You can't breathe through your nose or mouth, but if you keep your windpipe open with the pen, you can breathe through the cut I just made." Within a few minutes, the rifleman was able to stand on his feet, and tenderly feel the fountain pen. Between the officer and medical aid man he made his way to a tank nearby, which carried him to a battalion aid station. There, the battalion surgeon examined him open-mouthed, and sent him back to the clearing station as he was. At tile clearing station, the fountain pen was removed and a stan- dard tube was inserted into the trachea. He was then evacuated to a field- hospital, and finally to an evacuation hospital. At every stop, a proup of medical men crowded around the rifleman, and it was reported that the most universal exclamation heard was, "Well, I'll be damned." It was said that even in modern hospitals, the tracheotomy is a deli- cate perfect lighting, anesthesia, and sterilized surgical scapels, forceps, retractors and a trachea! tube. Kimnan's feat was per- formed in a field under the poor lighting of a cloudy sky, without anes- with a pocket-knife, a fountain pen, a "good memory and a rare presence of mind. Kinman received his medical training here at the Army Service Forces Training Center nt about this time Inst year. He arrived at Barkeley at the age of 18, early in November, 1943, and was assigned to Co. A, 63th Med. Tng. Bn., for basic training. He was transferred to O'Reilly .General Hospital to attend Medical Technicians School early in February. Kinman's commanding officer was Capt. Ralph A. Haller, MAC. of Co. A, 65th. Acting 1st. Sfit. Merrick Cormier said he remembered Kinman as being an "average trainee." Lt.-Albert L. Upton, MAC, who was Kin- man's platoon leader in the second platoon, added: "Yes, I remember Kinman, and my impression is the same as Ser- geant Cormier's. I remember that he dirt his work and did It will." It was said that Kinman's type of "operation" is explained in anatomy and physiology classes and in artificnl respiration instruction at the ASFTC. It Is often used in diphtheria cases when the throat is swollen shut by infection or when it is otherwise clogged to prevent the passage of air. After Kinman's spectacular job, already his buddies of Co. B, Second! Regiment, are urging him to go into medicine after the war, and other developments seem to point that he will. A medical field hospital officer lias written n letter of commendation, praising his "early and expert per- formance." And he has been promoted to technician fourth grade. Now it lias been announced that the 19-year-old aid man, who had not completed high school, has been offered a complete post-war medical education by the president of Western Reserve University. "It looks like I've got the chance I've always wanted, doesn't said Kinman. In an editorial in the Abilene Hcpnrter-Xews, Mr. Frank Grimes commented: "Confidentially, we'll bet a rookie, withnul looking up the. records, that Private Kinman wasarained by General Heflebower's outfit at Camp liarkeicy." You win your cookie, Mr. G.I Third Smashes Maginot Line; 90th Gains lighten Trap Ground Leyle Nips By The ASSOCIATED PRESS The Japanese suffered heavy losses in the southern Jsector of western Leyte island'today as doughboys of two American divisions further compressed the trap in which a sizable Nippon force faces total liquidation. Gen. Douglas MacArlhur, in 'his Sunday communique, said heavy tropical rains again halted air operations and ground action. But despite bad weather the Yanks of Ormoc port concentrated on destruction of the trap- ped Japanese. Simultaneously American forces, led by tanks, cleared enemy paratroops from two airfields on Leyte's east coast and shoved them into a narrow pocket. Meanwhile Radio Tokyo reported new Superfortress raids pn the Japanese capital and the inland sea southwest of Kobe. Tokyo said a lone B-29 dropped a few incendiary bombs on the.city Saturday, Japan- ese time, and that laterjtwo Super- further Cold Today Temperatures dropped rapidly yesterday afternoon; .with 'an 11-point decrease'from the 45 at 2 p. m. to 34 at 5 p.' m. The lowest temperature up to 9 p .m jiwas 34, with a forecast from the Weather bureau for a drop to be- tween 29 and 32 degrees during the night. A cold mist fell during the afternoon, but had decreased by late evening. The forecast foi1 Abilene is cloudy continued cold Sunday and Monday with temperatures near freezing, fresh to strong winds. Amarillo reported light snow at 5 p. m. The temperature drop was uni- form throughout the Abilene area. reported 32 degrees afc 5 p. m. witii continued decrease expect- ed. Stamford, Breckenridge and Albany reported a rapid decrease in temperature and cold mists during the afternoon and evening. Unof- ficial reports from Ballinger and indicated that the tempera- ture was close to freezing. J.t. Jack Horn Dies in Action Mrs. Reid McLamore, 1G26 North jThlrd. has been informed thai her nephew, 1st Lt. Jack C. Horn was killed in action Nov. 21 while fighlr ing with General Ration's 3d Army IB Germany. Lieutenant Horn came to Camp rBarkeley with the 45th division in Mhe spring of 1940 as an infantry- man. His regiment was detached when the division was triangular- ized and sent to Panama, where he spent IB months. He returned to the States and became an officer in the infantry. Survivors are his- sisters, Mrs. Charles H. Green of Hugo, Okla. and "nls unrip and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. McLamore. Woman Killed, Two Hurt in Collision MCKINNEY, Dec. One woman wa.s killed and two other persons injured when a northbound interurban coach was in collision .in automobile at McKinney at p.m. tonight. Mrs, D. B. Kimbel, 47, a passenger of the car, was killed instantly. Her husband and son, Billy Ray, 18, who also were in the car, were taken to a ajMcKlnney hospital. F.xtent of their Injuries had not been announced. forts roared over-the' capital but did not a'ttack'i' No details "Tver e giv- en about the raid on the inland sea where the great Kure naval base is located. These attacks were not con- firmed by American sources. News dispatches from Saipan said the coordinated Yank Army and Navy smash on Pearl Har- bor day against Iwo Jima, 750 miles south of Tokyo, ivas the greatest single attack of the war on Nippon bases. B-2Ds, Libera- tors, fighters and warships blasted the island, which lies on the Superfortress road to Tokyo. On Leyte, In the bloody Or- moc corridor north of the port city, Yank forces maintained pressure on the enemy in spite of the rains. They captured a field battery and large dumps of ammunition and supplies. Tokyo, in a domestic propaganda broadcast, said the life of the great- er east Asia war depends on the outcome on Leyte "for it decides whether we lose our sea routes to our southern regions." MacArthur reported widespread air raids in the Visayas islands and on Luzon and Mindanao. Adm. Chester VV. Nimitz announced Navy planes bombed air field installations at Iwo Dec. 7 and hit other Japan- ese Pacific bases. The Japanese continued to lose 'round in their invasion of China's Kweichow province. The Chinese high command reported recapture of the rail- way town of Shangssti, 82 miles southeast of the Burma road city of Kweiyang. H added Jap- anese remnants have been cleared from the Tuhshan sec- tor and are heir.j pursued southward. Shangssu, 18 miles south of Tuh- shan. is less than five miles from the Kwangsi border. At one time the right spearhead of I hi Japanese offensive had pene- trated Kweirhow to a depth of 70 nile.s. Authoritative Chungking quarters said Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek has agreed in principle to par- Jcipation of the Chinese commmi- sts in both the national govern- iient and direction of military af- 'airs. An agreement between the na- tional government and the commu- nist would result in greater unifi- cation of China In the war against Japan. In Burma British troops were un- opposed as they advanced seven miles tp reach Naba railway station, 160 miles ..north of Mnndnlay. COUNTY PASSES OVERALL GOAL SHORT ON E BONDS Taylor county has riot yet met its quota-in series E bonds, but has overscribed its quota for overall sales, C. M. Cald- well, county chairman, announced last night. Taylor countians have purchased of all types of bonds, more than the quota of or KILLED IN Lt. Wesley Boyd, above, was killed in action in France Nov. 12, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis H, Boyd of McCaul- Icy have been informed. He had been overseas with the 30lh division about a year. YOUR ATTENTION Interesting and important! stories in-this edition Include: Page woman has husband, in ser- vice. Page panel approves 91 applications. Page pool for scouts discussed. Page pastor Page 7 Goodfcllows have best financial day. Page celebrates 4-H achievement day. Page Angelo, Ams- rillo, Sunset of Dallas and Port Arthur win bi district Class AA football games. Page cleared for Big Three meeting. Page support slipping. Page reach Greek rebels. Page foreign policy due for short-down. Page poll shows Americans religious. Page 1 (becoiid lene woman has nine sons in service. a little more than 110 per cent. Series E sales have reached which .is less than the quota of Caldwcll attributes the increasing sale of bonds during the last several days to the appearance of Sgt, James M. Logan and Lt. Col. Miller Ains'worth, 36th Division heroes at a bond rally here Thuuday night; About selling over the quotas, the county chairman stated that if, at the time the quotas were set, the turn of the war could have been known, no doubt the quotas would have been Increased, so that any cx- f tra money will be needed to. 'help In the conduct of y, The Broadway theater sent a bond show Tuesday! Wednes- day and Thursday. Pop Stover, comedian and banjoist, and Lou Parsley, blind Texas cowboy singer, will' be featured on the show which will present three performances daily, at p. m., 7 p. m. and 10 p. m. Purchasers who wish to at- tend the performances may buy bonds at the box office of the Broadway .theater and ge.t a free ticket with a reserved'scat. Regular the county, has been sold: admission tickets will also be sold. The pictures on Ballinger's scheduled outdoor bond rally this afternoon; so Runnels county has not yet gone over the top in the Sixth War Loan drive, county chairman John Q. McAdanis overall quota, reported tonight. Of the SG08.023.6Q has been sold; of the Series E quota, A bond rally will be conducted in the local theatre in Winters Sat- urday at 3 p. m. with Maj. David Evans in charge. Hoskell Over HASKELL, Dec. Haskell coun- ty has gone over the top on its Scries E bond sales in the Sixth War Loan drive, but lacks on its overall sales, county chaii1- jnan fy C. Couch announced today. Of.. the; Series E quota .has been sold; of the over- all, quota of Five Scurry Done SNYDER. Dec. Five of 23 com- munities in Scurry county have completed their Sixth War Loan quotas, p. G. Sears, county chair- man, has announced. Of- the. overall quota for the program are Tiie Boy Irom Stalingrad and Jive Junction. The period of the Sixth War Loan drive is to be over by Dec. 16. and Caldwell is urging Taylor countians to buy more Series E bonds, so that the quota ma.v be reached and pass- ed by that time. Cold Hurts Runnels WINTERS, Dec. temperatures flayed havoc with and of the ?190.000 Series E bond quota, Sears announced. Shackelford Near ALBANY, Dec. Shackelford county has fold of its 000 quota, of Series E bonds in the Sixth War loan drive, John Scd- wick, county chairman, reported to- day. Of the r.verall quota of 000, lias been sold. A bond will be held Tues- Sce BONDS. -Fage 1'. Column 4 KILLED IN Clyde H. Sorrclls, above, was killed in Italy Nov. 12 when a building in which he was lo- cated was bombed by the enemy. His wife and two chil- dren live in Knox City and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sorrells, live at Rule. Breckenridge Votes To Retain Its Beer BRECKEmiDCjE, Dec. nine of 11 boxes' having reported, the we'Ls won by 412 votes in a spe- cial beer election called in Stephens county today. The two boxes out will contain an approximate 125 votes, not enough to bear on the outcome of tiie election. The unofficial tabulation as turned in to Ben Grant, county clerk, was 848 votes for the drys, 1280 for the wets. In the last beer election, held Oct. 9, 1943, the wets won by 375 votes. The special election today was called by the county commissioners at the petition of a. group of men who wished to prohibit the sale of beer in the county. Car Dealer Slain TEXARKANA. Drc. Ourtnev. 30. Texarkana used car dealer was fatally shot toniplit by an assailant who robbed him of S600 and threw him from his cur, Bowie County Sheriff Monroe P. Watts reported. NINTH FIGHIS IN SNOW, BUT HITS ENEMY POCKETS By The ASSOCIATED PRESS The U. S. Third Army's infantry division smashed through the Maginot line and joined the 35th infantry division yesterday east of the Saar river for a concerted drive front, the south on the industrial Saarland, already invaded and under heavy pressure from the west. Doughboys of the 26th pierced the Maginot fortifications near Achen seven miles southeast of Sarreguemines, where other Third Army units are fighting house to house, and pushed ahead two miles to effect the junction. The 35th in- fantrymen were deepining three bridgeheads on the east bank of the Saar just below the German border. Other 35th units that crossed at Sarreguemines advanced northward into Neunkh'sch near the Saar basin frontier in the van of a potential enveloping drive against Saarbrucken, Saat'- capital city which is under fire from Third Army field guns and air attack. The 90th division, pressing deeper Siegfried line in the western Saar basin., seized the DHUieBcn railroad illation two miles niirih of Kaarhiuten, nhd beat back enemy counfcr- blows inside Dilllngen. The 90th knocked out. 12 more pillboxes in a slow conning Into the Siegfried line, tbr. last Mr, barrier before (he Kliine. The U. S. Seventh Army to the south attacked In me general area of Hagucnau, largest enemy base LONDON, Dee. propagandists pepped up tliclr "Hitler Is well" campaign today broadcasting statements at- tributed to a U-Boal command- er and a Hungarian army offi- cial who were (Icelareil (o have visited Hitler's headquarters re- cently. Holh were quoted as say- ing "The fuehrer looks fresh and heallliy." ALL-GIRL BAND WILL PRESENT BENEFIT CONCERT Willkie Launched PANAMA CITY, Fla., Dec. The Liberty ship Wendell L. Wlll- kic, named after the late American industrial leader nnrt former Re- publican presidential nominee, was launched today at the Wnlnwrlght Shipyard. Cadefs Killed SHREVEPORT, Ln., Doc. Three French air cadet.1! were killed and three injured when a medium bomber crashed near here late last night after a. take-off from Barks- dale field, the public relations office said today, With a setting suggestive of a large ball room in Hawaii through the window of which can be seen palm trees and moonlight, the Abi- ene high school All Girls band will the first portion of a con- cert Monday evening in the high school auditorium at in the in- terest nf the move to en- dow the Texas Warm Springs Foun- dation for Crippled Children locat- ed in the Gonzales State Park, 70 miles south of Austin, Each number played by the girls band will be announced by two old bachelors from their quarters at the side of the stage and is representa- tive of girls that each has known. Special lighting arranged by Ern- est Sublett, high school dramatic instructor, will reflect the mood of the music bcin? played. The an- nouncers marie up n.s old men will be Aubrey Cor.nally and Morris Barnes, Following the intermission the Abilene hiRh schonl combined Glee Clubs directed by Miss Ouida de- mons is to present .1 varied program of classical and popular music. Two hundred singers will appear In the mafcscd chorus, A dm mi on to the jwocrarn Is with an offering taken at tiie inler- mi.s.sion which will go to the Inun- dation. All patrons and of the school system are rordinllv in- vited !.o attend the. emu IT! will last one hour and min- utes left in northern Alsace. Farther south, the French First Army was cIcxsiiiR in on the ALsntian city of Colmnr. Snow blanketed the norlhcrn front, where the U. S. Ninth Army smashed tiie last two enemy pock- ets at. Julieh on the. Hoer and the U. S. Fir.it Army edged closer to that, river IB miles south of Julieh. The supreme Allied command claimed destruction of the equiva- lent of 17 German divisions during (he firM. three weeks of the oilen- jjive ended Nov. 30. In the east, Budapest al- most three-quarters cnrircletl as Russian (rnnps .scnret! majnr north and south- west nf (he Hungarian capital, from which the Magyar govern- ment had fled. Premier-Mar- shall Stalin announred (hat So- viet Torres had reached (he Danube miles north of Burl.i- pest, rapturing Vac, a railway huh. More than 700 A planes braved b 1 i storms nnd freezing weather to drop j ot bombs of Ktunqart. Ciermnn Industrial renter !lie .southern end of tiie wr.'iteni fronl. Ilnlian-ba.srd were reported to hit. Munich. MATTHEW (BUB) KREITZ Rhineland 61 Dies in Action MUNDAY, Dec. Mr. and vlr.s. Matt Kreitz of Rhineland, liavn been informed that their son, Matthew Kiciu, was killed in ac- tion on the wc.stern front Nov. 16. Matthew known as was bom nt Rhineland Feb. 28. 1922, attended the Rhlne- Innd schools and was employed in, an aircraft factory at San Diego, Calif, when inducted into the Army la.st March 28. He had basic train- nls at Camp Hood, Tex., and went to England Sept. 23 and to Franca Ihree weeks later. He A member of St. Joseph's Catholic parish at Hhineland. Survivors are his parents; threa sisters, Nadmr. a stenographer afc Sheppard field, Wichita Falls; Elaine of Rhineland, and Rose Ann of Gainesville, Texans Reported i Wounded in Action CONCERTISTS photographed in Hie selling to be used in the program Monday evening at the high school auditorium in llie interest of the Texas'Warm Springs foundation for Crip- pled Children is the Abilene high school All Girl band di- rected by Raymond B. By num. Girl Band members arc cornels: Flora Merle Morgan, Floy C-.itbirth, Mary Brighl, Gloria Felly, lilcla Ruth Ann Mallhcws; clarinets: Myrtle Lois Barnes, Jean Wjrolcn, Barbara Smith, Lawnnda Lollingcr, June Miller, Joan (Hunt; flutes: Nona Mac Snow, Wanda Dean, Klizabclh Kchols, Mnxinc Ballnrd, Marilyn Sniilli; trombones: Leslie Hnvins, Amelia .lean Smith; saxophones: Audrey Ann Bertram, Joan Sauze, June Betty Hocker; French horns: Clara Wil- hilc, Jean Hunter, Arlcne Fincg; Lorn Dean Smith; baritones: June I'rcslon, Mary Belli Snow; bassoon, Daris Limlloy; nccordian: Belly Koonsman; bass: Margaret Willis, Klnine S'.R.-nes, Ann Cawthon; Percussion: Belly Crurchficld, Belly Howe. Nancv linrkcv: ninsrof: Ann Rvniim. Montgomery Ward Facing New Strike Thp Wnr (tapaiimrnt last nlsht tlir wounding in action or 21) Trxrtnp, iix'luding: Staff Hgt. Daniel J. White, son of A. White. Route 2, Spur. Pvi. T. D. Davos., son of Mrs. Mary E. Daves. Route 2. Big Spring. Pvt. James R. Wesson Jr., son ol Mi.s. WrMoii, Coloman. DETROIT. Dec. Hp- troit nrea stores of Monf-Romrry. r. Ward Ac Co. were, nftec'trd today, in j the midst of a Christ mas rusli. by an employes' strike wliirh a union re.inni.nl official .sairl likely woulfi spread to other cities by Tuc.sdny. Rny firojmlns. Detroit. tli- icctor .'or tho United Retail, whole- The Weather s or COMMERCE tu'Fii.AU AJUU.Ni; AMI VICIMTV Cloudy id mil tinned rolil Suml.iy nnd Mnn- r frreilnjr. to nd n mid Sunirl l.nl nlinl: kunscl tonllhl: ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: December 10, 1944