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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Abilene, Texas Asm a t Abilene reporter betes even first in West Texas s a a a vol. Xiii no. 171without of Xxiii i obit use to Frie ads or foes xxx esk i i ii of r xxx orld i is a Texas newspaper Abilene Texas saturday evening december 4, 1943 eight pages associated press a United press u a Price i e cent world awaits statement by big three Juth smashes wedge through strikes i in i i Large German nazis Winter defense line Weenie Many Points pulverized to by Noland Norgaard Allied Headquarters Algiers dec. 4.�? apr it. Gen. Mark . Clark s fifth army has smashed a \ wedge into German defences after the heaviest artillery and Aerial bombardment of the italian Campaign had pulverized Many Strong Points and has driven ahead two smiles along the via Catilina toward Rome Headquarters announced today. A the Algiers radio reported the fifth army had Tak Ltd the important town of Calaba t to. About seven Miles Southwest of on the Adriatic front the British eighth army knifing ahead toward the Quot Back door Quot to Rome approached the outskirts of san Vito 16 Miles below the port of Pescara and also swept up the towns of Lan Ciano Treglio Orsogna and Vasoli All in Inland country beyond the Sangro Ridge. Orsogna the farthest Point of Advance Inland is about eight Miles beyond the Sangro. Is by Robert Sturdevant London dec. 4�?-Zp a the Raf bomber command tricking the germans with a Well timed shift of targets sent Mosquito roaring Over scorched Berlin and heavy bombers fainting at the nazi capital last night then struck a Villi devastating effect at the great German trading and railway Center of Leipzig where 1,500 Long tons of explosives were unloaded the deception Drew off the great majority of German night fighters which Rase once More to give Battle when a part of blockbusting squadrons headed for the expiring capital. By John m. Hightower Washington. Dec. 4.�? action to shorten the War by weeks or months and probably a dramatic ultimatum to the German people to throw off fascism and surrender. Or else face destruction Are the explosive results expected from the conference of president Roosevelt prime minister Churchill and marshal Stalin. This was Washington s reaction to the Moscow radio announcement that the Quot by three Quot had completed their extraordinary sessions at Teheran and that a statement would be issued later perhaps to seemed about to be dim i marines Kest Akter Tarawa occupation when japanese resistance ended on the major armadas streaked South i Tarawa Island i. S. Marines dropped where they stood when the order came to rest. Dux. Outlining the military and to Ward 90 Miles and hit Leipzig from Here is the pitied Beach on Tarawa which is Only 12 feet above sea level at highest Point Liti >1 decisions reached where the nazis have been trying w Froni it s it irm it Ornst to Succour the capital with food and a Al win photo in in i. Lain i _ supplies. Where allies Advance in Italy arrows indicate British 8th army drive on san Vito on the Adriatic and capture of Castcel Frentani and american British 5th army attacks on the Calabritto sector. Italy detailed by Allied head Pio Sixes and incendiaries on Leip quarters Friday. A wire photo. Zi8�?Ts Industry and on her freight mightiest barrage since Al Alan Gin aids americans the assault on mount Maggiore. British and american troops of Tho fifth army launched their full scale offensive on Mountain positions guarding both sides of the via Catilina a main Road to Rome on thurs Day night it was disclosed. The of assault aimed in the direction of Amitio drove germans from the important Camino and Maggiore Heights West of Mignano front line dispatches said. A Rak statement reported that several German prisoners taken when the British smashed the lower Sangro River line had gone insane from the effects of the relentless Allied bombings and most of the oth ers were shaken and exhausted from the ceaseless bombing which paced the attack. A terrific demoralization Quot of the and enemy troops was brought about by mans the incessant air attacks the state Mignano. Ment said. The americans v roads cratered by bombs Bridges brought up hundreds of in to i to Artiller of one group alone blown up numerous disabled or blast at the enemy on the Camino Urief 4,000.000 pounds of expo shattered trucks and guns and j and Maggiore Heights West of Sives and steel into the narrow Sec nearby Graves also bore witness to Mignano in a Savage resumption of lax f /. I. I. A he att pntdf1 t of Union Nae to i cd inc of i the effects of the raids the state the Cline on Nome. And tonight those Are observation of Allied movements in held by the yanks and the Tom Hie valleys below the air ministry which first announced that 24 bombers were missing from the night attach later corrected the figure to 23, As com j pared with the previous night s loss j is of 41 in the 1,500-ton attack on Berlin. Battered Berlin however did not i escape new destruction. As the heavy bombers made their abrupt turn toward the South Swift two engined mosquitoes darted in to strike selected targe % and keep the weary capital under siege for the second successive night following five heavy blows. Striking Well after Midnight in a Quick Chance of procedure the heavy bombers dumped High sex reds Advance on Shlobin probably this War such Intel est. For to shadows i no pronouncement of As been awaited with and worldwide interim extent that it fore tion on the fighting russians in South gain last too japs on Makin fail area to scare untested Yankees cards already strained to the limit by the associated Tress London dec 4 apr red to accommodate russian bound army troop sloshing Forward Bvrd hard w. Johnston i oiled Tress staff correspondent sort Shafter. Hawaii dec. 4 St elfa i ihr0u8h Miu Quot i Quot a a a mud ii ill w7nd Midi Wax b. Berlins mangled communal Werc closing m in two directions charge Clady Lull dress regalia and to fur on Shlobin opt Man held rail and communication cations. First reports from returning at breakfast time from the 1.000-mile round trip told of a con Hub at the juncture of the Tomci cent raied and effective bombing of milk and Leningrad Odessa Rau the City of More than 700,000 population. Ways in White Russia Leipzig is one of the world s larg far to the South other soviet est railway terminals. Main rail forces plunged deeper into German by Don Whitehead with the fifth army near never had american troops gone lines from Regensburg. Berlin and lines West of their Dnieper River Mignano. Italy. Dec. 3�? delay into an attack behind such an a Kassel intersect there and it is Bridgehead below Krainc chug eds Imp behind the mis title -1 a Lucr it barrage. The ground Iran one of the gateways to the Eastern front. More than 20 firms there and hurled Back fierce count Era t mashed marshal Erwin Rommel s Anc a m01111 01 a Naonie sound Are engage eco in the manufacture of1 tacks aimed Ai the up rive soviet Africa corps at 151 Alamein in tilled the valleys and poured Over aircraft components and it also is positions in the Cherkass area Egypt the fifth army has attacked Hie mountains. The heavens were the Home of Assembly plants for la russian communique said. Driven a wedge into the Ger joined with gun f my used Quot win tar Une Quot 81 news mar could fas and spa per British t race i11 hic Light. Flashes and a ily have been Ju-8&s and me109s. Ment added. Army to reduce officers 50 i after reaching san Vito the British. New and Indian troops captured Orsogna 8 Miles beyond Sangro while further Inland the advancing army captured the important German defense town of Lanciano the communique said. The fifth army s powerful thrust hurled the germans Back another two Miles and gained important High ground. The i eighth army also took the town of Treglio North of Rocca. Important positions near Monte Comino four Miles Southwest of Mignano. Were taken by l i Fly army infantry which also captured prisoners. Ail air communique said that German planes raided the Southern Adriatic port City of ban thursday evening causing damage and a number of casualties. Allied aircraft shot Down la Ger a Man planes during the course of Allied operations which included heavy bomber attacks on the Cas ale Airfield and assaults on Dalmatian Points anti German communications in Italy. The Algiers radio said the fifth Texas for the past 50 year. Died to army had captured the important Clay at 2 30 a in. In the Home of his town of Calabritto about seven daughter mrs. Tom Moore who Mica giving them control of this vital sector a Villi observation of the i enemy a movements in the Liri i Ley below and beyond Cassino. Hie initial attacks began wednesday night As British troops moved on mount c amino looming 3,000 feet above the Garigliano. Stubborn German resistance held the initial assault but the British came Back before Dawn today with reinforcements and with american troops to storm the heavily defended position. All Day it Ester a the guns rumbled and the fury of their Thunder increased to reach a Climax at i a. M. Today. Then four hours later the doughboy left their Slit trenches to open rites Here for i. S. Bristow t. S. Bristow 84 a resident of German prisoners trapped in their Foxholes by the steady Pound by William f. Arbogast Washington. Dec. 4 a it i a an estimated 25,000 officers whose ing were dazed by flu concussion services the army no longer needs of exploding shells. I soon will be returned to civilian in one sense the barrage was i cd was Learned today while there was no mention in the soviet bulletin regarding development. In the Kiev bulge where the German sit astride newly recaptured Zhitomi and Korostek on die Leningrad Odessa line bul Berlin broadcasts said there had been no clash of major importance in that rain soaked area for the. Past 30 hours. Gen. Constantine Kokos Sov by s White Clad troops were reported raising havoc with the German railway network Northwest of Gomel and the army communique said More than too populated places were overrun in Friday s steady Advance. Key Points taken Iii this two pronged it tort at in vetoing Shlobin Wen Sver Jen and Dovsky to the North and Bol Xvi Tnp Long Samurl swords but failed to frighten untested american troops maj. Gen Ralph c. Smith of Tuscon ariz., 27th division commander revealed today. A of. S. Troops previously untested in Battle stood their ground mowed the nips Down and the Victory was Smith said Iii an interview. We also revealed that in one instance the japanese drove a g Liber Lese native woman and child ahead of them knowing the americans would hold their fire. Both escaped. The in Breckenridge Man honoured raged americans killed every japanese responsible. The natives Smith said actually wanted to participate in the fight aug against the Jap in. It a Iii Ancs a when a rot Edward Bradt of Schenectady n. A. Established a blocking Pinr on the neighbouring Bland of Kunia the natives showed up with Spears and established their own supporting line in his rear a he said. Smith said the operation worked out Almast exactly As planned despite the fact the japanese were dug into smell proof emplacements comparable to those on Tarawa. The air and naval assault preceding the attack stunned and rattled the japanese col i a Marshall. Of Detroit Midi was department observer said driving them from the big gun Emp la Nientsu w hich might have been turn i by used against the attackers. 0j> paralysis Smith who celebrated hts 30th Jiu a,.na 1 birthday in route Back from Makin aready has and who made the assault a year j that direct i to Tho Day after taking the division j Mon my pm i i command said he was convinced Allied Headquarters. Parl at ult it via a sup Southwest Pacific. Dec 4-<up>�? a know the Briand was ours the it. Gen. George c. Kenney Allied trouts and in the Battle of nerves it May furnish Clear dues to the time and nature of the mighty blows now in preparation against the fortress of Europe. A hint that even greater offensives on the russian front itself my be in store came from chairman Conn a Fly a Tex of the Senate foreign relations committee who said in a radio address thursday night that As a result of the big three meeting Quot the armies of rus a will be strengthened and her Campaign will be buttressed. It was believed that one of the major topics of discussion was the Prnjai ted Anglo american invasion of Western Europe which the russians have been urging almost from Tho Day that die United states was Quot a to War two year 1 age til a i allay. Those most familiar with the russian argument As already presented to Allied states and military leaders believe that Stalin and his military advisers stressed the necessity of invasion As the Only Means of forcing Victory at a reasonably Early Date. On the other hand the Anglo american position has been and probably was at Teheran that any attempt to of to a second front i would be suicidal without fully adequate preparation. This preparation must include tile Max ing of overwhelming forces to throw across 1 the Channel and the bombing of i German Industrial Supply and station centers into a state aught pianist Ber aroused speculation a ration for Uva one phase of to preparation tire i joint Bruise ii am direct it is in Proi informed persons ii general George Ca a a us another 25,000 will be shifted from heavier for the ene than at Al p061tjons opera. Alamein because it Coneen Lions jobs. Mind on a far smaller area. 1 the figures came out of a m4et-As a result american troops and n8 held this week behind the Vincins up the Maggiore Mountain closed doors of the House military sides Lound Little resistance i rom committee with Brig Gen. Miller am atari a Kudina to those germans who remained alive g. White assistant chief of staff Hie Southwest. The latter town this sudden storm of activity la charge of personnel the re is on a nine Miles irom i broke the stalemate which had held auction in officer strength from bin the front line almost stationary approximately 650,000 to 625,000 Wisi Lxiv a is a Junction on Hie go since the heavy Rains began almost j made possible committee sources Mel mogilev and to Gachez bos three weeks ago and gave it. Gen. Said by a cutback in tile planned Javy railways 18 Miles Northeast j the sinking Mark w. Clark a Strong position enlisted strength of the army from Roo act Sver Jen lie seven j a Teddy com Allied glob rely from Nice to inight of the second Day w Hen i air Force commander in this Are i Learned Ive japanese officer had has awarded the Silver Atar to four ,n saw no. Inc american airmen afro de 0 it log a in Mam Aas less i pc spit damage to their m Tchell a a cled he Rev Al a bomber Sank an enemy vessel witha a y a direct hit Quot ill a 2 Halo Pound it Pecten 00 to 00 its. Both do i bomb before crashing of we it a a a "a1, us a Quot a a i Point sent 2 anese marines 50 aviators 70 to 90 momentous As tile Pilot. Flight officer Johna lilians and 200 anti Jap korean j the i Yehei d Blain of Breckenridge tex., lev labourers who were Given arms but sum. Cled off Lor the bombing run an preferred to surrender when tin. Explosive anti aircraft Shell hit the could right engine setting it afire de he believed some japanese Ilia. Spite this. Blain mane Vered the have been transferred from Makin directly Over the ship in to help defend Tarawa accounting other planes confirmed. For the hard fight the american marines had there. To Ond front Ion of a staff to and Many expect thai , rein staff meander will a Middle cast con and to begin his Ichi defied coordination to High command and t. A Lins s plane the Barbe within the Winter line. Rescue of Wingate gunner confirmed t. The nazis to hold these lits their in Oki heavily the i recording 700 b salient alone a were killed in in the area. Miles Southwest of Mignano the weather i a or la i \ i Iii in Al 111 i Abilene and Vicinity partly Cloudy this at tbs noon. Tonight a Oil Nunda. Ii so. In warmer thu afternoon warmer 8un-a a j., x j s a a i Quot i i Quot i it ii her u in i parti Cloudy and slightly Warner North portion Cloud rain extreme noon partly cooler norths grave of his wife who died 39 years ago. Or. Bristow had been making i Outh Wita occasion a i Light with mrs. Moore for the past pay tent oath portion thu . Udy tonight with slightly i two years coming from Houston portion sunday partly where he Hafl lived 15 years. Born Wingate and attended school licit Clour highs and v Armer. Tem it 53 lowest this morning Airport ill lure yesterday City of i in Albany. By. In 1859. Or Bristow came to Bonham in 1893 where 8.200 Joo men to 7,600.000 by the i Miles further we end of 1943 and a shifting Olem 1 fighting tenaciously phases from training to operational guardian Strong Poi activities. Portent rail lines i with its training and procure soviet bulletin Salt ment programs Well Over the Hump j enemy dead in in the army finds itself with a sur j an additional 300 met plus of administrative officers and fighting else a a Neil an abundance of Field leaders to i while More than 10,000 soviet Cix Winters dec. 4 spa a a or. Meet present and projected require mans earmarked Lur. In it labor in and mrs. C. T. Hancock Are Happy ments. Sing Germany were liberated the now their son , W. Hail the officers to be discharged will j communique added cock is Safe and so is tile entire be men Over the draft age a Quot to in the Dnieper Bend soviet Crew of his flying fortress which were commissioned As specialists i troops Wert Sank in the English Channel after and officers called from retirement their Way West Xvi a crash Landing in rough sea. Early in the War when there w is their Kre Menchi the Hancocks were notified Sev a shortage of men with army and i reach novo Geon Oral Days ago their son was miss ministrative ability. None of tha get ment apparently ing in action since nov. 5 a press returned to civilian life will be relieve the press release later said Ive and others men who otherwise might be draft i in the Cherkass i of tile Crew were picked up and eel the North Hei landed in England but the Hail surplus officers of draft age will counter thrusts t Cocks were afraid to Hope because be retrained tor Oiler duties Foi cording to the j and hundreds of Germany killed. Junction 21 Miles a and Klochkov soviet hands of. Red army troops his sister or. Duncan Henslee is j of the 91st masonic District will a key to Dei Man lateral communal a bookkeeper and assistant manager ther at Goree tuesday night dec. Tons Between the Kiev bulge and Huon Peninsula drive by aussies progresses lives two Miles West of Abilene. Or. Bristow had been ill with pneumonia since tuesday. Funeral was to be conducted at laughter a Chapel today at 4 p. In. With the Rev. W. C. Ashford pastor of the South Side Baptist officiating. The body will be taken Overland to Lewisville a1 7 a. In. Sun ,. Day hot will be buried Nerc by the next of Kux Are usually notified or which replacements May be Nee fore such information is released sary in the future. By Asa Hei. Bish j that same a More than 5t Southwest Pacific Allied Mitchells covered by lightnings i to Havi blasted Headquarters dec 4 Jpn a heavily bombed and strafed Borg Aru 15 Miles from Ware strategic juncture of Jungle Bay on nearby new Britain Islan i us Bridgehead to trails forming the line of japanese flying in formations of six to nine a give so i lie move Retreat is tottering before Austin j they set fires among barges an designed to Hail forces pressing a Campaign to Supply dumps with 63 tons o Are on soviet units drive the enemy from the Huon bombs Allent 70 Miles to Peninsula of northeastern n e Xiv in the Northern Solomons Mon numerous nazi Guinea re repulsed a a u a i r Clr mrnes advancing let communique from the South have or armed a meetings it is Axon the methods of in used Between the n the Eastern front High command in Britain. Us should provide a maximum of m melted action probably through e assignment of Liaison officers id i vers to the staff. Expectation that the Roose Volic Hattre Iriti Stalin statement will be at least in effect directed to the German people it oms out of the fact that the germans can no longer escape facing the military realities of their position. Even As bombing attacks on their cities Are stepped up the time for invasion relentlessly approaches. Russian armies Are surging Forward in the East. And in the South British Aud american forces Are driving powerfully into Central Italy. By Hind the r farts xvii it hide i Wert tuesday evening they received the a a a Bood news through the War de District masons sergeant Hancock is a native of to meet at Goree Munday dec. 4�? ice a Mason kor Stovka no i East of Znamens were reported or ter heavy fighting were said Tobe City office a i he operated a delivery friable later 1 talc Wingate Gin he has two 14, for the regular quarterly meet the Dnieper Biad. Running near Lewisville. About 28 Brothers in service. Chief Pelt a. Of ing of the District association. Of get Fri Fri Timur Veals ago he was a resident of a j Fleer Dee Hancock. Norfolk va., flyers of Toto association explain a no \ m ii., pm Liene for to veal and a. A Char and pvt. Carl Hancock. Army air cd that the meeting a been it Dot nor pro Micu a 47�? i in is ter Mcmurr of to r 0id Oak Street corps san Angelo. Another sister ahead one week because the Reu .16 4 4 111 42 38 41 38 41 39 39 e 39 37�? 7 3 35�? 8 38 35�? 9 4 3 348�?10 50 37�?11 a 43�?12 0 of to of the Bunn thi morning Sunset Toni Felt. Baptist Church now the South Side l mrs. J. E. Storey of 917 Victoria. Ular meeting Date came too neat a Apt e. I 4�? ,4 ?t7 Baptist. Abilene. The Christmas holidays ment of Public safety was informed a a survivors other than mrs. Moore he enlisted three years ago and Goree. Seymour and Munday today that his Nephew John an 7 47 is Are the following children Billie went overseas last april As a Waist lodges will be hosts to the District Drew Reynold jr., of Birmingham a a 44. 54 George Sherman Tom and Robert gunner. He has been awarded the masons and Plain have been com ala., had been comm oiled a it dec til la of Houston mrs. Bill Christopher distinguished flying Cross the air plated Lor a banquet at 6 30 p. In Ond lieutenant in the Marine corps. 39 49 of Abilene. Mrs. May Huller. Mrs. Medal and two Oak Leat clusters Mason will a a ther at the Lodge Hall the Young officer a a brother 3\ jewel Paul and mrs. H. H. Bunge i previous to this raid Oxer Stuttgart at 8 Oclock for the Bitt iness is Stanley who is a Iii l lieutenant in .6 34 All of Houston. Germany. Sion. The Marine Point within half a mile of the native Village and old Mission station after investing the outlying settlement of Juanko. Simultaneously a second australian Force made fresh Progress against Ware a Mountain redoubt resembling captured Sattelberg by pushing along a River Bank from captured , five Miles East on the coast. Xxx Arco is More than i Miles Noil West of i Insch Hafen. Stiff fighting was reported by Gen. Douglas Macarthu r s Headquarters today. The australians brought up artillery to blast defensive position. Supporting the ground operations a score of Mitchells and marauders pounded the enemy Supply area near Hama Gid Point North of Bonga on thursday. Than too dauntless dive bombers and Avenger torpedo bombers struck Southeast of the american brain had at Empress Augusta Bay at two Aird Romes which japanese engineers had managed to get Back in shape. Fifty seven tons of bombs hit the Kara held on Bougainville s South coast and the nearby Island strip of ballade. The bombers participating in 200 sorties made wednesday during which no enemy interception was encountered for the loth successive Day thus kept Bougainville held out of action for the 40th Day in a Row. In tile fat of anti aircraft the 1 which Cost one div bomber. Other daunt Lesses and avengers blasted gun positions South of the Beacie head in the same sector where marines staged a two Day destructive raid on enemy Supply concentrations and killed More than 200 japanese. Censors i so cation brings Ai morale in the Winn appear to whale re Hitler s so Mien to Winter German t toward r would Ippel to ins have of conference 4 of. V pm. 8 shopping Days left buy Chris Amas seas

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