Midland Reporter Telegram, December 5, 1943

Midland Reporter Telegram

December 05, 1943

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Midland Reporter-Telegram (Newspaper) - December 5, 1943, Midland, Texas s 4 1943 tht V Year Worlds Largest Bambtrdite School THE BEST INVESTMENT FOR DOLLAR 232 Associated Press DECEMBER 1943 TWENTYFOUR SECTIONS Price 5 Cent Bombers Feint Toward Berlin In Colossal Bluff Many Fires Burning In Leipzig After Assault By Heavies LONDON AP A massive fleet of RAF heavy bombers flew within a few miles of bomb shattered IJerlin early Saturday in a colossal bluff that left Nazi fifrhters over t h e capital while the bombers turned sharply for a devastating bomb attack on catching the Reichs third industrial city The big Lancasters and Hali faxcs made straight for battling German fighters almost all the way the Air Ministry Many Fires Started when literally within sight of the only Mosquito bom bers went on to hit selected tar gets while the heavy force veered away to blast Leipzig 100 miles southwest and leave the center of i that city in a flaming mass of At the Berlin turning the Air Ministry most of the Nazi fighters seemed to lose the main force of and has tened to defend the Awakened by sirens just before 4 Leipzig had to defend its sprawling railway yards and diver sified industries mainly with searchlights and antiaircraft 23 Planes Lost A small number of defending fighters turned up at Leipzig be fore the downpour of high explo sives and incendiaries but by the time full squadrons the RAF bombers were headed for The highlysuccessful feint cost the RAF 23 with 41 lost Thursday night when Ber lin was hit with more than Continued on Haue Communique On Decisions Reached Ai Teheran Conference To Be Issued Monday Bad News For Nazis Due By The Associated Press A communique dealingwith decisions reached at the Teheran conference by President Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin will be issued at noon Central War Time on LONDON Uiulrr a of German Prime Minisvcr Churchill and Premier Stalin Sat iirclnv niuht withheld official worn on the outcome of their momentous Persian conference to Germanys defeat and shrivel her mili tary might for the future safely fr the official state Americans Bomb Cape Gloucester Makin Invader Ralph Smith comP mands the Armys 27th oldest with a con tinuous military the invasion of Makin Island in the ment of their accomplishments wa being delayed while Roosevelt and Churchill traveled home from Teh capital of where tho Moscow radio announced officially the conference had been Headlines Exultant A Reuters report from Istanbul said It is believed that the Teher cn conference lasted four ending Surrlay newspapers in London reported Stalin had returned to Typical of exultant headlines was the Pictorials Its All over a story that the when would reveal unanimity on plans for death The German radio declared that President Ismet Inonu of Turkey bad left to meet Roosevelt and perhaps at Stalin apparently already was back in after the first con ference of Invasion Planned Axis and neutral reports indicat ed Stalin had approved for A In Heavy Attack Aerial Offensive Is Stepped Up Japanese Air Base SOUTHWEST PACIFIC ALLIED HEADQUARTERS Stepping up an aerial offensive against the western sector of New Brit ain Li b e r a t Mitchells a n d Marauders have dropped 179 tons of explosives on the Japanese air at Cape headquarters a n n o u n ced Cape Gloucester is on the rrn tip of New the island lo vhirh Japan has hinged ot her Southwestern Pacific f lioi and is in an area vulnerable to invasion from ground forces of Douglas Mac Arthur on nearby The new the heaviest ever Ynade on Cape left the entire air base area afire and caus ed heavy Four Japs Downed Tn the same on New Brit ains south central aerial bombardments of the Gasmata air borne have augmented by the first naval shelling ever directed at the pivotal On Northeastern New Thunderbolts waged an air battle with 21 enemy fighter planes over downing four without On the Australians bat tling in the jurgles of New Gui neas Huon Peninsula to rid it of ran into sharp fighting after capturing a point within half a mile of the enemys trail jungle redcubl of i Heavy Fighting Still Is Raging Around Changteh n fight ing inside Changteh and outside of the walled city was reported Sat urday by a Chinese communique which said the ancient city hud been mostly destroyed during the last ten days by bombing and A Tokyo broadcast said Japan ese troops completed occupation of the city Friday after it had been encircled The fighting in Central China was described a Chinese Army spokesman ns the heaviest since the battle for Shanghai in nnd the most important since the struggle for Hanchow in TutChinese high command said Chinese troops were attempting to encircle Japanese forces in North ern Hunan and were waging successful attacks against the invaders alter checking seve ral Japanese Tlu communique said part of a Japan ese force southeast of Changteh had been wiped Chinese Fight Hard The Tokyo summarizing operations in Hunan Province estimated the Chinese losses at dead and Japanese it were 556 The Japanese acknowledged that the Chinese were bitterly contest ing the area and quoted one Jap anese unit commander as saying have never met such resis tance from the enemy since the Shanghai An announcement from New Delhi said Air Force planes attacked 70 different targets in Burma and Thailand during Nov ember dropping nearly tons of bombs on Japanese dt declared all types of Ameri can fighters and bombers took part in the which includ ed action in support of Chinese ground troops in Northern Corn Ceiling Price Boost Is Authorized The gov ernment Saturday night authorized a ninecent boost in the ceiling price of from a prevailing level of a bushel to Chicago and simultaneously froze the price of barley and sorghum grains preparatory to is suance of a permanent regulation within sixty Snell Accepts Call To Trinity The Robrrl Sncll of Big Spring Saturday accepted a call to become Trinity Episcopal Churchs and Snell and their thror children will move to Mid land as soon as his successor in stalled at Marys Episcopal Church in Big For the last two and a half Sncll has been minister of the Big Spring church and min in charge of the Midland nnd Odessa Episcopal Trinity Church here recently achieved status as a selfsupport ing parish of the Protestant Epis copal Church and the vestry invited Sncll to become its Has Served When he moves to Sncll will devote his entire time lo ihc Midland church which has ranidlv in recent While serving as minister in charge df the undnr Bishop Seaman of the Missionary District of North Snell has taken an aruve part in affairs of Trin ity It has been cleared of debt and owns one of the finest pipe organs in West The 39yarold minister is well known to many citizens and to other ministers in the Before moving to Big he served as minister of churches in Texas Carson and Boulder A native of ho is a graduate of the University of Ala BirminghamSouthern Col and SeaburyWestern Semi nary in In accepting the call to Trinity Snell I look forward with pleasure to closer as sociation with the membership of Trinity parish and trust that to gether we can continue to move a great invasion of to shorten the war against End to press the assault on Japan pla n ned a few days ea rlier with Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek in North Seme of those who beam Allied propaganda from London to Europe feared that the impact of the com munique when it is announceri would be weakened since the Ger mans already had a propaganda founter offensive well under wav r in anticipation of an Allied psy chological h While thus formal announcement was speculation rife what the decisions might These guesses cpvered the prob ability that the big three had agreed upon a master plan for a great invasion of Europe and an Allied military leader to command a concerted program in the Bal and such political problems ns measures to deprive Germany of the power of aggression after the war Jaycees Sponsor No Evidence Of Jap Use Of Gas Found CHUNGKING Chinese au thorities here have not found evi dence proving conclusively that the Japanese have used poison gas in the rice bowl battle of Central Chinese army said at a press conference A Chinese special communique on 22 declared that enemy troops in the HunanHupeh bor der region have been using poison gas on a large scale against our General Tseng said Saturday that no communication on this subject had been sent to the United like stands com mitted to retaliate in kind against any Axis power employing poison loy M Campaip Here A v h t I 4 The Midland Junior Chamber of Commerce again this year will sponsor a toy collection jand re novation campaign to provide toys for children who otherwise might not receive Jchristmas Frank caairman of the Jaycee activities said Persons wishing to donate used toys are requested to leave them in the superintendents office at the high or at the police Chief of Police Jack El lington offered the services of his in the Fire department members will co Chief Luther TioVwell A toy matinee will be given at the Yucca Theater December through the cooperation the theater The used toys will be repaired and repainted and will be distri buted by Jaycee members Christ mas The toy campaign is one of seve ral Christmas activities planned by the Junior Chamber of Com Russell Howard is president of the Down With the King NEA Telephoto Count Carolp Italian antiFascist leader long exiles in the listens intently as Benedetto elder states man and demands abdication of King Victor during publicmeeting in University of Naples Yugoslav Partisans Set Up Regime In Opposition To Exiled Government strongly pro Russian Yugoslav partisan move ment announced over the Free Yugoslav Badio Saturday it had set up a provisional in op position to the existing exiled gov ernment now sitting in Cairo recognized by the The before the Nations the sharpest Balkan political problem to arise since Hitlers ouster from thatarea n I b Joecame a reasonable military pros artisans announced de t Goodfellows Club f A Germans Tell Swedes j To Mind Own Business Despitep6i ages tire on thp job to the moije of the 3 j ber of A and short 11V will be bring unfortunate prepareda available UIes wlU of Baskets of been distributed to the needy families In the Recipients may exchange cer tificates at the Chamber of Com The certificates will be distributed by members of the Woods Lynch Post of the which volunteered to handle the assignment again this Contributions to the Goodfeilow Fund will be received at the Cham ber of Waldrep is treasurer of the Goodfellows LONDON Wi Germany re Saturday co recognize Swe deis protest over the arrest of Norwegian students at and Nazi Foreign Min ister Joachim Von Ribbentrop bluntly toldthe Swedes to mind tf their own The Berlin radio further quoted Von as saying that only German ys defensive battle against Russia had saved Sweden from besoming a theater of LONDON AP United States Eighth Beer Handlers To Meet Air Force bombers drof ed a record total of tons of explosives on Nazi targets in Nov their Fred said Von back in city who side Istanbul professed Germanys determina tion to collaborate with Turkey so that at least this AH distributors and i part of the globe can be spared the destructive Here Monday Afternoon retailers of beer in West Texas are urged to attend a meeting at the Midland County courthouse at The meeting has been called by district price execu tive for the WEATHER Partly castastrophe of the present 13th Naval District Headquarters Saturday announced that 11 men were missing and 70 survivors had been brought here after a new Liberty ship was wrecked on an Alaskan Island November 25 in a severe The ship was a total L Phantom Robbers i Break Open Safe At Big West Texas phantom burglar have active Another in a serAs of safe rob beries which has plagued this area in recent weeks was reported by Big Spring police this More than was taken from a safe in the Burr Store in that Thursday night by thieves hacked their way through the if the Entrance to the building was gained by cutting a hole in the roof of the Other cases of safe robberies have been reported in at least 15 towns throughout West Texas in the past Service Club in Mid land was burglarized of about in cash and a quantity of checks when the safe was rolled from the building on November Other rob beries have been reported at Cross Plains and and Officers are to believe that a gang of professional burglars is doing the burglarizing through out this 140 delegates had created a parlia ment and governing body for territory already wrested from the The government is headed by Ivan first president of the constitutional assembly formed inYugoslavia after the last war arid a former member of the h B Serb democratic Josip Broz military leader of the partisan has been elevatedto the rank of L B fieldmarshal and made of new for Brpz was officially identified as a former underground labor leader who fought in the Spanish civil war against Generalissimo Francos Josip former Yugo slav minister to the was appointed minister of foreign af The conference also set up ministries for home re construction and forestry and Nothing was said in the broad cast of the government of Bozhidar Puric at of Chetnik leader minister of or of the youthful King The war bulletin issued from headquarters said 300 Nazis were tilled in heavy lighting bc Glina and Petrinja in West ern Croatia and that bitter fights going on along the Croat Slveiian It reported a ireverser in Macedonia where parti sansevacuated the town of Debar near the Albanian border after a sliaip fight with German Yugoslavs here said the person nel of the new government ran from extreme leftist to liberal The choice of Croats and Slovenes for subordin ate officers appeared to be an ef fort to give the Ribar government a countrywide LIGHT RAIN MAKES STREETS SLIPPERY r A light rain started falling in Midland about 11 Clouds hung low over the area and residents hoped for more rain Sun Soviet Military bservers Here V Two military observers from the Washington embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are makingan inspection tour of Mid Army Air Field as part of a study of various installations of tho Army Air Forces TrainingCom it was revealed Saturday John commanding They are Pavel assistant military attache for and Vladimir Maksim assistant attache for air for the USSR ORGANIZATION CLOSED PARAGUAY The ministry of the interior Satur day closed Union Germanica Del Paraguay charging the Ger man organization was engaging in Nazi Many German Troops Driven Crazy By Titanic Bombardment As Fifth Breaks Into Heart Of Winter Line Thunderous Curtain Of Fire Described As One Of Greatest Laid Down In History Of Warfare Two Important Heights Captured ALLIED ALGIERS AP Smashing forward behind an air and artillery bombard ment so titanic that some German troops were driven in Mark Clarks American and British Fifth Army has broken into the heart of the enemys win ter line to a depth of two miles and is driving toward Rome according to the Allies announced Satur The thunderous bombardment which laid down a curtain of fire in front of Clarks charging troops was des cribed as one of the greatest in the history of warfare perhaps even greater than that which broke the Ger man line at El Alamein in because it was con centrated on a smaller Extremely bitter fighting con tinued Saturday as the Fifth Army smashed into the maze of fortifi cations on and around Monte four miles south west of The aim ed in the direction of the vital highway center of already had driven the Nazis from the im portant Camino and Maggiore heights west of Eighth Makes Gains The British Eighth knif ing ahead on the Adriatic reached the outskirts of San 16 miles below the pert of and in fierce fighting captured the important highway and rail cen ter and market town of situated on a 900foot ridge where the Nazis resisted The most impressive Eighth Army gain came 12 miles where British stabbed forward six miles to seize nine miles northwest of the Sangro Pyote Air Base Killed In Crash EL Army air men were killed and two others known to have parachuted safely two Plying Fortresses from collided over the mountains north of Biggs Field officials reported After the late one of the planes crashed south of but the crew of the second ship landed its plane Carlsbad Army Air Base despite its damaged The official said three crew members parachuted from two Two of these were lound and are under treatment at the Biggs Field The Pyote Army Air Base pub lic relations office Saturday listed the dead as Second Second Second Ver Second East Pat Marvin Thomas Kenneth Harold Russian People Hail News About Meeting MOSCOW The Russian told Saturday that Premier Marshal Joseph Stalin had met Presiden t Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill in a great con ference at regarded the as the best sign to date of increasingly friendly relations among the three The radio carried only th bare i announcement that the meeting had been and the broadcasts made no comment upon But immediately the conference became the main topic of conversation everywhere in Woman Overjoyed To Learn Husband Wounded He Previously Had Been Reported Killed Christine Adams was over joyed Saturday to learn her hus Richard was slightly wounded in action in Italy November She had been notified Friday by the War Department that Private Adams was but another telegram Saturday brought the news that an error had been made in the report and that he had been only slightly that her hus band was injured causeu anguish she was overjoyed to learn his fate was not as she had The good news came from the War Department by It read My telegram of December 2 ad vising you that your Richard was killed in action was in Telegram should have indicated your husband was slightly wounded in action the 10th of November in I deep ly deplore error was made in such a serious matter and sincerely re gret the anguish it has caused Will be advised as reports of con dition are Letter Adjutant j Russians Sweep To Within Eight Miles Of Zhlobin LONDON Russian forces swept to within eight miles of big trunk railway cross in their pursuit of the Ger mans retreating from Gomel Sat and in the Ukraine pound ed out new gains in a drive to link the important Kremenchug and Cherkasy Moscow announced Several hundred thousand Ger who have now fallen back 40 miles in 10 days since Gomel was were streaming through the bottleneck town of Zhlobin as the Russians battered into the railway station of said the Moscow midnight commun This town is eight miles from Zhlobin on the rail line from Go and its fall marked a four mile frontal advance on the junc tion from tried to make si stand at the approaches arid launched several but Soviet supported by massed artillery splintered the Ger man defense and broke through into the After a fierce bat tle the Germans were leav ing great quantities of booty be Starlings Cause Blackout Here j Starlings put Midland in the dark again Saturday dis rupting all light and power service to the flock of the small birds flew into the Texas Electric Service Companys substation which serves the about 6 Sat They were on the volt side of the substation and got into the switching An official of the electric com pany explained that the birds got into what is termed the spill over gapV a safety device at the sub Coils were burned out promptly when the birds burned to a crisp and electric service to Midland was Damage Is Slight Workmen of the company rusli ed to repair the damage but it was more than 50 minutes before serv ice was restored Little damage resulted to the But Midland blacked out when the sun went Elevators Businesses and stores were The entire city was without light and But as soon as the lights flashed on Midland returned to its routine About a year a flock of starlings caused an interruption of light and power service but the delay was not as long as that experienced Saturday Ward County Convict Again Escapes From Prison With Celli FORT WORTH Suppos edly operating on the try again Frank ser ving 15 years in the state prison for a Fort Worth Satur day afteinoon walked off from Re trieve Prison Farm for the second time in less than a In company with who wrote a Houslon police official early in the fall that it was easy to get of was Leonard serving 15 years from Ward Wilson was with Celli on the earlier escape NEGRO TO BE HANGED LONDON Private Lee a negro soldier in the Army who was convicted by a court murdering a Marlbor ough on 26 and raping her will be hanged on Army headquarters an nounced ;