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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1944, Abilene, Texas BOND BOX SCORE Since Pearl Harbor April VOL. LXIII, NO. 294. A TEXAS NEWSPAPER WITHOUT.OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES Wli SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES'-Byrou Light Voting In City Races Of Territory Balloting In West Central Texas city clKtiohs yesterday apparently was with very few hot races (Jevcloping. "while incumbents in most in- stances returned to office without opposition, the administration was ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING. APRIL 5, 1944 -TWELVE PAGES PKU f AW OniM MORNING'. PRICE ,F1VE CENTS p Planes Desi FROM GENERAL .Morris S. Boykin of DC- LOS ANGL'LES. April If, Film Comedian Charles Spencer Chaplin tonight was acquitted -by a Federal jury on both counts of :i Mann-act indictment charging he transported Joan Berry, his 24- JOHN. A. COUCH upset at llr.skcll with the election of A. Couch as mayor over J. the present office holder. Scattered write-in votes were not- ed lu practically all of the voting piaces. but it remained for L. T. Rushing of Snyder to come within 20 votes ot A. L. Martin in the al- -innan race. Rushing got 116 write- ins while Martin polled 136 votes to win. Cross Plains had a new mayor in Fred V. Tunncll who went in un- opposed lo replace Jack Scott, newspaper publisher who is enter- Jig the service. John Couth Named Mayor at Haskell ..HASKELL. April John M Coutii sith 370 votes today be- came Ihe new mayor of Hajkell. defeating J. E. Lcflar, incumbent, who received 194 votes. Couch is j also serving as tlie Haskell cham- ber of commerce president. jln the city marshal election, J. H. ifey received 234 voles for re-elec- tion. Arthur received Green got 45, and 'A. L. Con- ner 109. In the three places open on the alderman ticket. Hallie Chapmnn, KO and J. M. Crawford, 445, were feclected and R. A. I.ane, 387, be- came the new member of the board. A. C. Boges received 276 voles in the race. J. Belton Duncan was returned as city secretary. Races Uncontested At Colorado City COLORADO CITY. April (Sril! R. H. Barber and J. C. Priichett 'Reived 66 votes each to win un- contested elections as aldermen here loday. Barber will replace Charles Mocs- 1 ej on the board who after 12 years of service declined to ran again. xhi. inn- ramc Saturday Frank Kcljey, J. W. Ranrilc and Vf. W. Whlpfcey re- deliberation. H' As Court. Clerk C Lcou receives the Silver Star from U. Gun. Mark W Clark in a ceremony in Italy. The 3Cth Division soldier won the award for gallnniry in ind Chaplin of Guilty L'H.AHI.IE CHAPLIN O'Connor was forced to bane; his desk heavily before order was re- stored and the clerk could proceed with the reading of the second count. The jury announced it had reached a verdict fully 10 minutes before it returned lo the high ccilingcd walnut-paneled courtroom. Chap- lin who was betrayed almost no emotion during the trial sat with his head in his hands, before Ihc jury came in and during the pre- limlnarie.i-.lo As the- "verdict .was announced the stocky silver-haired prcduccr- comedian rose from his chair and seized, his attorney Jerry Giesler by the hand. A smile broke over the actor's face and Gicsler clapped him on the shoulder. It was a crowded courlroom when (he verdict was returned and (he bystanderi immcdiatsly swarm- ed around Chaplin pumping his hand and putting their arms about his shoulders. He was overheard (o say lo one friend "I had faith m the American people." By its verdict the jury of seven I women find five men decided that I Cheplin telling the truth when he asserted from the witness stand (o New York with no immoral in- tent. That charge was (lie basis of Francis Cross in 4th Term As Putnam Mayor PUTNAM, April 4 S. Yeager with 30 voles became Put- nam's fourth term mayor today in city election in which only 32 were cast.1 W. w. Everett with 28 voles and John Cook with 2.5 were elected al- dermen. Aspermont Write-In 'T-ails to Materialize ASPERMO-N'T. April -t-rSpl' Prompted by rumors of a write In campaign, which didn't materialise, Aspermont voters went to the polls Field also in Ihe7ln n. PM ...i _ .fit u a.-. M _ .1 1 'in mayor with 74 votes. Dr. A. R. Man- was cillc's name LIGHT VOTE. four 2, Cnl. 5-6 WICHITA FALLS. April 4 W. B. Hamilton elected mayor On the second count. Reeder said, the first ballot brought one! vote for guilly.. 11 for P. _ llith Anrt l.v. T, and In. Mich xnd jim o. lilt dile lul >tir. PUNCH iRcd nrmics iiiinch holes in the Nazi line a mountain jilain liflwccn Prut anrl Sercth rivers in capturing Dnman. Tlicy cut flic rail line between Ccr- iiitiviimiitAlllKldUl, luu I ('IIS iiauli and Jsai lo sever retreat of Nazi forces'fleeing from the of bombs were dropped 275 Russian attack on Odessa. {NBA ombs Fall on Bucharest ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Na- ples, Auril 4 American My- hig Fortresses and Liberators for the first time bombed the Ruman- ian capital of Bucharest today, Hy- ing to within 200 miles of the Hus- Anzio Hospitals Receive Shelling By KENNETH HtXO.V JUFTH -ARMY-OS Ul'da THE ANZIO BEACHHEAD, April 4 Digging ill--of the Anzlo beachhead hospitals during recent weeks paid dramatic dividends to- day as more than 20 German shells combed the-deadly, packed hospital aren without killing or wounding a single person. The shelling, over n period of a iuilf hour, was one of more than 20 bombings nnd suffered by the hospitals since tile invasion and these do not include landom inci- so-German front to strike tbe third Allied blow in 24 hours ot Hitler's Balkan communications. The American airmen flew COO miles from bases in Southern Italy lo carry out this attack supporting the Red army troops invading Ru- mania from the noillicaf.l. Like Budapest, capital or another Nazi satellite. Hungary, which pounded twice ycstcrdav, Bucha- rest Is an Important rail center ol the Balkans, ami (Is yards have been reported choked with supplies and troops moving to oppose the Russian invasion days smash IU OjJpOSC UK islop of Rumania. To- probably'cqualled yes- 1.00oUou." aiSjW, on -Duda, dents. Only last nipln five shells landed in the area of a hospital kitchen, killing-a cook. Total casualties due to bombing and shelling of tne beachhead hos- pitals are 43 killed and 145 wound- ed. In this afternoon's blistering bar- rage hospital personnel and patients huddled behind sand tags below the earth's surface or sought haven under flak rcofs of wood and sand bags erected over cols. 'They threw more tlir.n 20 shells in around Ihc tents, but nobody was hurt." .-aid Pfc. S.imiic! UlKey, Edna, Tex., hospital worker. "We lust sweal it out.' I Last night's casualty was caused by a "lucky hit' on a ji.i-1 :Ienl's mess lent, said Pvt. Ncillie) J. Halgnilis, Comar.che. Tx., kitchen worker, who had a close call but was not injured. He said that If the lirst, shell hadn't been a '-lucky lit" the cook would have hart time o take cover. Generally speaking, personnel of all the hospitals, which arc grouped close together, feel they are com- paratively safe now from all but direct hits, it ihey have time to get underground before the acUon gets too intense. Tills lias [lie first .Imcrfcan Won- of Die war at Bucharest, Ibougli a strong force of ators flew near it l.isl summer when fbcv- made .1 costly out hlRlily clfcctivc attack on Ihc riocstl Oil refineries aboul 23 miles iiorlh of (he "caiillal. Bucharesl lias been bombed three or four times by tlie Russians possibly more and a year ago this month the government junt.'e a half-hearted attempt to remove the civilian population. But the Soviet raids probably were In like the strength o! todays attack. Mustnng and Lightning fighters flew all the way and gave tight protection lo the bombers on to- day's rnid. The imibi announce- ment, of tlie attack said only lhat bombers "In considerable strength" li.irl lili military objective in Duclia- rest. Monday's n.wuili concen- trated on railroad yards, aircraft components and other military and lndii.slrl.il lirgei.s. Last night HAP Liberators ami Welling- tons poured more bombs Into the Hungarian capital. Junior Colleges Select Officials DALLAS. April 4 Loy W Hartsllelci. president o! iflllsboro College for tlie past 15 years and secretary-treasurer of the Texas Junior Collcsc a.voci.ition for (he past 10 years, was elected president of the W. F. KrauMinnr. president of Texn.s Luihcr.in college Eeciiin. was named vkc-presldcni. and Dean E. L. Harvh) of Corpiw ChrMI ior college was nnmrrf Sinking of at Least 17 Enemy Ships Told By LEONARD Associated 1'rcss War Kditor Destruction of ail 288 planes on the biggest remaining air basu in (lie Southwest Pacific, sinking of at least 17 enemy ships ami probably many more, and a clarlnfe naval aftnck on three Carofinc islands on (he road (o the Philippines were announced by American commanders. The Nipponese air force at Hollanclia on Dutch New Guinea has been wiped out. General MacArtlmr announced today in a continuous air attack coordinated with a naval carrier strike on Palau, Yap and Woleai islands. Every plane based on Hollandia's three airdromes last week when the Palau attack started, lias been "demolished or irrepar- Reds Capture Polish Area ably damaged." In a climaxing raid, 400 tons 000 rounds of ammunition fired, 2G interceptors sliot down and every runway left unserviceable. This greatest air blow on New Guinea was carried out while car- rier forces attacked Japanese fort- resses ivllhin 530 miles of Ihc Phil- ippltKE. sank at least three war- and 'an untold number of olher craft found In harbors on three strongly defended Caroline Islands. The extent of the carrier altack was disclosed by Secretary Kncx of the Navy. Submarines ac- counted for the other announced sinkings. On another phase of Ihc Caro- lines action, seven Japanese planes were knocked out of a formation of CO Interceptors over Truk, Central Carolines fortress on the eastern flank of Palau, liberators were lost. Truk lias liccn raided at Icasl 12 limes in six days. In an unre'latcd Invasion, seaborn cavalrymen occupied-nambuyio, the second largest island., in--ifie Ad- miralty croup, now securely in crican hands. Every ship Hint hndn't fled Palau, Yap and. Woleai harbors was sunk or damaged. Knox salu. First reports coming through the five- day radio silence save no count on their number. Three Japanese warships were caught and sunk outsKfe [lie atolls. Fourteen merchanlmen two tank- ers and 12 cargo shifts w-rc sunk by submarines in separate actions. Twenty-seven American planes were last, in Ihc attacks. Tokyo ra- dio said the Japanese alrforcc In- tercepted the great task fcrcc last Wednesday night, before Ihe dawn strike ot Palau, and continued at- tacks until Saturday. It claimed two American cruisers were sunk, two battleships and an aircraft carrier damaged and 80 plar.cs shot down. 'The naval wnr progresses with greater spccil than we had Tnkyn acimitetl. Manila was hlaclfccl nut and underwent an nir raid alarm. suggested il n side- lifllt o! the I'.-ilau attack, ami perhaps some American planes approached the Philippines. Japanese warships sailed .south from Focchow harbor on the Ccn- Ira! China Coast. Chungking radio reported, possibly to protect the Philippines from attack. Enemy Src PACIFIC. PIT. 2. Col. 1 British Say 411 Lost in Sinking Fires Raging MEXICO CITY. April j Ircasumf for a thrrc-ye.ir term .ensive forest liavj been raj- At the rcsslons tortov nr for. three days in the region I of Amecameca. about 40 miles east of Mexico City mar the volcanucs of Popocatepetl and Ixtaclhuall. Forest conservation authorities have asked help from the Inhabitants of Ihe district to tight the fires. LONDON. l--, LONDON, Wednesday, April J fled army announced to- day that. It had captured the great, er part of surrounded Tarnapol in former Poland and smashed to within (wo miles of the last rail escape route for perhaps 200000 Germans and Rumanians now vir- tually pinned against Ihe.Black sea near Bearing down on the Black sfs, port of Odessa from Ihe northwest, tlie Russians overran 50 localities, salri a broadcast bulletin recorded by the Soviet monitor. Tlie capture of Hakalovo, nearby Poiyalovka. and the rail stations of Vrsclyl Kiit, 18 miks north of Razdchiay.i. practically destroyed the usefulness of the Odcssa-Raz- delnaya-KIshincv trunk route, forc- ing the Germans to rely solely on a small line running from Odessa, ferty ternlliius of .Ovldiopol. From there fleeing Germans would have to cross the Unlester estuary by ferrying to ArKorman in Lower Bessarabia. The Russians also slashed deeper inlo the remnants of is German division? scA.'wt off Just above the Middle Dniester river In tiie Sfcala pocket 250 miles northwest of Odes- sa, (he communique said. Moscow dispatches salcl these trapped Ger- mans were growing "weaker and weaker as (he ring closes." Killing 3.000 Germans and cap- turing 300 in three days at Tjrno- pol, the bulletin said the Russians now had won most of that torn city nlttr a 10-day fight. Tarnopol is a bastion guarding the eastern approaches to the big rail Junction of Lwow 70 miles beyond, but since Taniouol's encirclement March 26 the Russians had swept on lo with- in 50 miles of Lwow. Biizhnny. SO miles northeast of Lwow and only 2o miles from the Bur river where Adolf Hitler launched the ccnlral part of his Invasion Jur.e ISM, was among 30 villages captured in old Poland during Ihe day. It is 70 miles northwest of Tarnopol and 45 miles west of Dubno. Tlie other localities taken were between Buz- hany and Gorokhov, 10 miles to the north, which fell Monday. In the drive on Kishinev, capital of Bessarabia, the Russians said their troops captured 30 more vil- lages on a 50-mile front extending on both sides cf the lower Dnies- ter. Halifax to Visit New Mexico in May Supt. Henry Fo'tcr of t.ongvlcw sertcd that the junior college should elope beccme time w and of Ihc nff the burned killed th Iritish Cni'.scr Pen Ncltiina beachhead. the pc'-ple's college. Tree to i The r.orm.i) comp'oniciil oJ a ship xho al'cnd. I; must no', be o( (he Penelope class Is'about 450 early in May, H. F. C. Walsh. Bri- tish consul-general for Texas and New said here today. Wnlsh was here to meet Angus McDonald, Washington attache to Halifax, to plan Ihe ambassador's Mexico Itinerary. new .vicxico itinerary. Egg Rationing By Fall Seen By Hammond Unless Price J. Tye ,hc17m3f iTlr" prnfluctT. informed of .not reached by'.he whcrt t prke lhc firK''lccr lhta WPA con- I .1tai 'S, r and out-spoken pres Went of the Texas Rirnj Bureau '.Iteration, lashed oul at the egg price siluation yesterday. Ihe egg surplus may result in ji sliorlaye and possible rationing ne.vl lall unless something is done, Ham- mond said yesterday as he wired 'Yar Food Aeiminisuator Manin 'Jones to IIFC facilities of the WFA to relieve the situation. Further airt to hard-preyed ponl- trymen was promised by the region- al WFA office in Dallas. A .spokes- man in thru olfice told Tl'.e Report- in a telephone conversa- non ye.-terday afternoon that Wash- Ington would be contacted for aid. j The WI-'A offrri.il surprise lh.il Ihc price here was By THE ASS A nntionwielc CBE-buyinf pro- gram, simihr !i the price- support pu-cli.iscs launched in reee.illy. will be uniicr- lakrn Imrrertialcly, Ihr war I'nod Administralinn annniinc- rrt hsl nipht. Rep. Lyndon .Johnson (D-Tcxl said Ihc expanded program TC- prrscntcrt an rttnrl hy ll.r to assure producers a minimum rclur not 26 reiils .1 dozen and holster a glutted m.ukel. rcccmmend lo Warhlnjion than the support! This release came after ll.im- conditions in (bh territory after trie following news release ycs- lerrl.iy fo Ilir Avoci.iled Tress in ItalLts: officials may be not readied by ihe program where planls paying prices loser than 25 cents arc being price 1'alel. "They said a coasiant ehcck Is being made however, and that in mend ihe most areas farmers are gelling the fact that farmers have respond 26-cent support price for ungrad- cd cecs and 'we Imcti't had repo.-U of a price a.s low as 20 cents'." 'These officials said egg drying plants gcncraliv were paying at least the f upjiort price for their eggs '25 cents vor do7cnt. Tl'.crc ha'c been drying magnificently to the govfrn- mcnl's call for heavy ecp prn- ducllon In 1311. Texas prntlue- frs arc being paid around 20 cents a ftoifn. a price wlileh will not rover cast of prnihiflion." Ha said there is a "...v. iin.i.n.ujiM mere is a have been paying Ion- prices, now because record Hocks of layin? lor eses. have been receMmj. i hens on farms Ami b.ickyarrls i Iheir regular contract price from i in full pioductlon And storage! I Hie government for me facilities. Including bv product. egg drying plants, are overcrowd- i sajs i uijijis jiiatits. are OVCTC -Trty the Dallas olficc was ed. u.v.chir.g the situation and would. The WFA office In Dailw tl'.at agency is trying fair price to the way: In January U announced a sup- port price program Intruded to guarantee Ihe producer an aurajc of 30 cents a dozen In j-prli'.s at-.d summer ar.d 31 cents n in the fall and winter. Ti.ei-n were the averase prices for tbe whole United Sialrs and wcic crari- ert eggs. The pi ices var-.ini accord- ing lo localities nnd the be iwlulcfl out that egcs arc- not graded in this Rn.t.i Supplemcntini; (his mer-all prc.fr.im, IVKA recently inslilul- ert In Texas an tmcrirncy MI..- porl plan to deal with Ibf nlf surplus. This was for current rcrcliil, iinjr.ided <-Rfs, al a prlee of 26 ccnu i doien In the prmlucer. Under this pbn. the WFA con- tacts with :o btiv i.' the dealer p.u.< tlie farmei' or i other producer a of 26' cents x rlozen. The rtrnlcr is nllo-.v- I rd to make a per I prolit. and 55 allowed one cent :r.ore per aarcn to !o: Use cost of' Thus, since tliere are 30' fiomt iv'2S to the cra'r. the WFA will pay Ihe rlrjlrr 60 cent.'; more per era'? than-the cic.iler lhc prroucer. A WFA cx- prf.-.-ed surpiisc tha' price sup. port plan was In Abi- lene and .surroimtiiiic territory. )l Dimply lic- caust ;f.ore sren'l rnoujth f rales to RO around. A l.iree Indcpcnd- rnl dealer s.iirt th.it he roulti sell rgfs (9 the hut wnillcl row. because he could Rel no cralc replacements. The WFA said th.it M'.iprr.cnl of thief c.uloacl.s 1600 to the can of cold storage j rfsa, tlist ascnry into (his ter- ritory Eo.-tcj-.i in weeks' '.'ns "uiforfjr.ate" He! rxpliived that ll-.e ncre ord-1 rrrd .-liijiped to arm Feb. bill n'til nol arrive '.a-.til ll-.e erg fiiiphr- Int. f'.iill-.rr backir.; up eggs in immediate area. Mc.ir.-ihile, be- An'ri on top ol lhat. the country apparently Is "turning to esgs" as C'.rady Pctree. View mercliant, put it. He tM ninny f.irnierr in that area were thrcaltT.ing to sell llicir hens, keeping only enough to fur- for being taken relieve the surplus include: 1. Greater consumption Is bcln; encouraged. Governor Coke R. Stev- enson, the WFA. the A A- M Exten- sion service ar.d o'.her agencies have asked Texas families ;c cat an fMra dozen eggs this week. They have emphasized the protein ami vitamin content of this food. Uso of n-.ore CESS for Easter hunts, even the dye, h.is been suggest- ed. 2. Farm people unable to dispose of egfs are being H- the exten- sion Fervke of methods" of preserv- ing .seme for future use. 3. The office of distribution of the WFA Is purchasing eggs at sup- port prices in areas of surplus for shipments lo seclions where hens have not been so busy. ;