Abilene Reporter News, December 13, 1944

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN Bounty Quota Series E Quota Series E Sales VOL. LXIV, NO. 175 gbflme "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A TEXAS SmU, NEWSPAPOt ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, PAGES Press (AP) united Press PRICE FIVE CENTS foreign Policy OfU.S.Libera Says Stettinius WASHINGTON, Dec. much-advertise fireworks failed to go off to day as Secretary of Stat Stettinius led six chosen aide before inquiring Senator and declared his aim is a "lib foreign policy." Pierce questioning had been fore since the Senate sent th nominations of four of the men bac to Committee for study. Senator 4 WASHINGTON, Dec. Sen.'Guffey (D-Pal still wants ti know if the British were usin American munitions against th Ethiopians in two provinces. It came up at the hearing on nominations for six places on Stet staff. Guffey indicated h would take it up again before th hearing ends. had' complained that some of'th nominees were too close to "Wai -Street" and, conversely, there wer that Archabald MacLeish was perhaps a bit too leftish and un equipped for the job ol Assisten Secretary. But' today, as the Foreign Rela lions Committee heard statement from Stettinius and the nominees Questions were few and "far between And when the questioning led into areas that Chairman connally (D Tex.) considered improper, he flag ged the questioners down. For example, Senator Murray (D.-Mont.) demanded to know whether British Prime Minister Churchill was forcing the United States io "play second fiddle" to Britain in Greece. Connally re- marked that It was of "very doubtful propriety" for Senators to seek a State Department offi- cial's interpretation of Church- See FOREIGN, Pg. 3, Col. 3 Xontract Awarded For Re-Paving of The state highway commission yesterday awarded" a-'-cohtract to T. M. .Brown arid Soni, of..Abilene to provide new paving on highway 81 in Taylor county from its junc- tion with Highway 83 to the Cole- man.county line. The Brown bid, which was the lowest offsred, was for the 12.05 miles of highway, which averages per mils. to Right-of-way for straightening "the highway -is being obtained by Taylor county. Lawn Is the only town on the 12.05 mile stretch. Highway 84 is the route for north- south traffic from the Panhandle and South Plains regions to al in central and southeastern Texas. It .branches off from high- way 84 14 miles south of Abilene for Lawn, Ooldsioro, Novice, Cole- man. Santa Anna, and Brownwood From this point of leavinig 83 to the Coleman county line, the. high- 'ivay is extremely narrow and badly worn. S. J. Treadaway, Abilene div- ision highway engineer, said ir Austin that this entire section ol See HIGHWAY, Pg. 3, Col. 2 uypsy Rose Lee Becomes Mother NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (fl Gypsy Rose Lee, who traveled from jjtiurlesque theater runways to mys- tery story writing, started a new career The tall brunette who made "take it off a' national by-word became the mother of a five and one-half son .only a few hours before wer recently divorced husband, ac- tor Alexander Kirkland, took his second bride, socialite Phyllis Anne Adams. 40ne Dead, 15 Hurt In Pileup Crash FORT LEWIS. Dec. empty Army ambulances, a jeep, a truck and five automobiles piled up a collision on Highway 99 today Tn a streak of heavy fog. Seven.Civilians and eight soldiers were Injured and a man, not in- volved in the accident, died from a heart attack. The Weather U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ARILEN'E AND VICINITY: CIrir, nol much chantc In temperature Wednesday and Thursday. Ti EAST In north and crnlral, aomr cloudiness in thr, extreme south. Not murh oh an re In temperatures Wednesday and Thursday. WEST Wednesday and Thursday. Not mar-.h ehanje In femper- Mon. TEMPERATURES Tur.., 45 .12........ _ low temptrnturei to in.: M and 38. High nnd loiv same date last 55 and -10, Snnsfl last night: Sunrhr thin morning: uiimet lonltht; WAR'S SPOTLIGHT ON ORMOC AND ROER VICTORIES SAMAR GERMANY PHILIPPINE WAE Philippine war map shows that Yanks take Ornioc only 4-days after their surprise landing and, according to MacArthur, they have also boltled- up "many thousands" of Japs south of Ormoc.______________ WESTERN FRONT Yanks edge further toward the Roer river with the capture of Schopboven, Pier, Boerweich, Merode, Gey and Strauss, all of which had been contested for days. (NBA Community Chest Organized Here y Five Agencies Five agencies, four of which par- ticipated in the recent Taylor Coun- ty War Chest campaign, have elect- ed to form an Abilene Community Chest in-1945. A committee composed of repre- sentatives of the five agencies and a member at large representing the public yesterday announced a meet- ing at p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28 to which oil citizens.and representa- tives of any other community ..ser- vice organizations which might'be interested'1 hi entering the Com- munity chest are invited. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Utilities building The decision to form a Communi- ty Chest organization came Monday in. a .conference between directors of the Taylor County War Chesl and representatives of the local agencies which participated in the recent 1944 campaign. E. W. Berry, general man of the War Chest cam- paign, made his final report, money raised for the various organizations was ordered turned over to them, and Berry rod his committee resigned. Formation of a Community Chesl committee followed. It consists o] R. M. Fielder, chairman; E. M Overshiner, Salvation Army; Homer H. Scott, Girl Scouts; George Bar- ron. Boy Scouts; Tom K. Eplen Young Women's Christian associa- ,ion; Aidridge Gray, Abilene Youth 'enter, and Frank Grimes, repre- senting the public. In a meeting yesterday afternoon [t was decided to hold a public meeting at which other qualified agencies might present requests to be Included in. the Chest, Gray was represented by Nib Shaw and See CHEST, Fg. 3, Col. 5 Anson Girl's Rites Tentatively Today ANSON, Dec. rites for leanne Kelly, 18, University of New Mexico student who was killed Mon- day when struck by an automobile n Albuquerque, N. M. are to be iondueted in the Church of Christ icre by the former minister, James SVilliford, now of Carlsbad, N. M. Service has been tentatively set for Wednesday. Exact time will be an- iounced from Lawrence funeral lome. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack