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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN Jaunty Quota ....... $3,395,000.00 Series E Quota  $1,055,000.00 Series E Sales....... $ 482,551.25 m\t Allene Reporter FINAL VOL. LXIV, NO. 167 ■ WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE STEICH YOUR WORLD EXAC;LY AS ll (.PFS _Bvron A TEXAS    NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY'EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 1944-TWELVE PAGES Associated Press (AP) United Press flLPjPRICE FIVE CENTS Churchill Vows Allies to Use Arms to Prevent Civil War in Greece * I KA I ■ I I I        *    “moin hnrdpn fal.s and enforced throughout the conn- LONDON, Dec. 5— <UP>-Prime Minister Winston Churchill served blunt notice today that the Allies would throw the full weight of their arms into an attempt to prevent civil war in Greece, where the government tottered and the death #11 in Athens rioting mounted to 27. “We and our American Allies are doing our utmost to give assistance, and our troops are acting to prevent bloodshed," Churchill tedd a cheering house of commons. * But Churchil said that the Allies could not carry on the task of restoring economic or der and providing relief "if tommy guns provided for use against the Germans are now used in an attempt to impose bv violence a Communist dictatorship without the people being able to express their wishes.” Whether the Greek people establish a monarch or a republic, a government of the right or left, "are matters entirely for them," Churchill said, adding: "Until they are in position to decide, we shall not hesitate to use the considerable British army now in Greece and being reinforced to see that law and order are maintained.” • * • Confronted by a stormy labor demand for full dress debate on the I crisis in Greece, Churchill turned ! it down on ‘he grounds of prior 1 arrangements for consideration of other subjects at this time. Athens dispatches reported unofficially that Premier George Papanderou had resigned and that Themistocles Sofoul-is, leader of the Liberal party, had succeeded him after conferences with representatives of other parties. Violence continued in the Athens units to an order b\ Lt. tim. area for the third straight day. Ronald Scobie. Allied commander in British troops began re-occupying Greece, to turn in arm and e-public buildings in the Piraeus port mobilize. zone and attacks were made on    A general strike which para- prisons in the capital’s suburbs by    foxed the entire Athens area ATHENS. Dec. 5——Premier George Papandreou said today he had offered his resignation as head of the crisis-torn Greek government and had suggested formation of a coalition cabinrt including center and right wing groups. Such a cabinet might be led by Ihem-istokles Sophoulis. 82-year-old liberal leader, he said.^ continued, and brisk skirmishing went on between Has Partisans and other factions of the widely diversified Greek political setup. Ela.s forces, the military army of the leftist EAM or Greek Popular Liberation army. The rioting and bloodshed were precipitated by the resistance of El as Churchill, reviewing the Greek .situation, said that “on the evidence so far available. I am not prepared to say who started the firfVig," when EAM forces demonstrated in the principal square of Athens in defiance of a government ban. imposed when the general strike was .’ailed. "It is deplorable that an event like this should take place in Athens scarcely a month after the city’s liberation," he said. "Greece Is faced with most desperate economic and financial problems, apart from civil war, which we are trying to stop." He said the "main burden falls on us” and the responsibility "is within our Allied military sphere that Is. our military sphere agreed upon by our principal Allies. • « • "Our plans will not succeed unless the Greek government and the whole Greek people exert themselves I on their own behalf If the damage of four years of war and enemy oc-! cupation is to De repaired, and if ; Greek life and economy are to be rebuilt, their internal stability must be maintained and pending a general election under fair conditions, the authority of the constitutional Greek government must be accepted md enforced throughout the country. "Armed force mus‘ be dependent an the Greek government No government can have a sure foundation so long as there are private armies owing allegiance to a group, party or ideology instead of to the state or nation. “Although these facts should be clear to all, left wing and communist ministers have resigned from the Greek government at this dangerous crisis rather than implement measures to winch they had already agreed for replacement of EAM police and guerrillas by regular nation-I a1 services.” Patton Pivots on Saarbrucken CONGRESS STEPS ON GAS TO WIND UP WORK BEFORE CHRISTMAS British Clear Nazis i ...    ivmvi    ap    ft    nubile    utilitv    subject    to    go m By The Associated Press ▼washington. Dec. 5—Congress worked hard todav to get its delayed program back into shape to permit going home by Christmas. Pavroll taxes and rivers and harbors legislation held prospects still f delays and argument, but there appeared bi-partisan Capitol Hill agreement in approval of important changes in the higher-ups at the State department. Eager to pare its heavy docket, the house starts work early $ today on the knotty social security tax legislation. The bill holding this tax at one percent each on employer and employe was approved by a divided ways and means committee. The administration wants the tax to move to two percent on Jan. I. The senate plans to continue debate on the $500,000,000 postwar rivers and harbors bill. * • • Germany and Japan may get some rocket surprises from the U. S. Already seven types of American aircraft are tossing rockets at the enemy, says fhe OWL in revealing that American ordnance experts have concentrated on developing artillery type rockets. And soon i the Navy will be spending $100,000,-QOO monthly on rocket ammunition alone. Throughout 1945 the Army will get about $12,000,000 monthly for rocket ammunition. * * * The final phase of the legal battle over the government’s anti-trust suit against the Associated Press gets under way in the supreme court. I hree hours of oral arguments are scheduled. Counsel for the AP contend that the action as it now stands would require the non-profit news cooperative to admit to membership all comers. This, they maintain, would violate the constitutional guarantee of | freedom of the press andmake the AP a public utility subject to government regulations. The government claims that the AP would not be converted into a public utility and freedom of the press would be furthered. * * * Some congressmen don’t like the suggestion that war worker# who star on their jobs get postwar bonuses. Advocated by Chairman Krug of WPB, the proposal drew criticism from Senators Burton <R-Ohiot and Kilgore (D-WVa>. Kilgore suggested that postwar unemployment compensation would be a better answer. Maas J Q *^« ^ U. S., Nip Warships lunk in Ormoc Bay Jo British 8th Canadian Unit ROME, Dec. 5. — »£*> — British highth army troops have captured Ravenna, German stronghold on the Adriatic, the All -Hi high command announced today. Ravenna 'pop. 81,000', is 16 miles northeast of Porli. The announcement said the • city fell as the result of "a brilliant encircling movement by the (Canadian) Princess Louise’s dragoon guards which out-flankec the city and forced the enemy to withdraw to avoid being trapped," ■# The Canadian unit cut route 16 and entered Ravenna from the northwest as the 27th lancers plunged into the city from the south, it said. Previously Allied headquarters a had announced the capture of Russi and Godo. towns on the Kavenna-Bologna railway, and Midway between Ravenna and Faenza, besieged Nazi stronghold on the Bologna-Rimini lateral hi? hway. %On the Fifth army front, Indian troops occupied a number of commanding hills, including Monte Vrsano, and have entered the town of Casal# Valsenio. 12 rn.’.es southwest of the Po valley town of Cas-^1 Bolognese. Local Showers Total .57 Inch # Abilene received .57 inch of rainfall yesterday and an occasional drizzle is predicted by the weather bureau for this morning. The rain began yesterday at 7:30 a. rn. and continued in a "stop and a fashion until 5:30 p. rn. The forecast is for cloudy weather with occasional drizzle this morning. Skies are due to clear late this afternoon or tonight. Colder weather also is forecast with high- Jst temperature today, 45 degrees, lowest temperature predicted for Wednesday morning is 30 degrees. Stamford reported precipitation Monday and Monday night totaled 1.04 inches with skies still cloudy this morning. Bv the Associated Press American commanders reported soberly today that the first *Fa battle Bught in inland Philippine waters cratedI in a virtual draw and Superforts have not been able J® knock out the aircraft factory which has been their main target in four raids on Tokyo.    - A Japanese and an American destroyer were sunk in a night time engagement fought in Nipponese-mmed waters off Ormoc on western Leyte between a small I. S. squadi and OTree^en^em> _ shiplk apart by an aerial torpedo or a mine. She sank in less than a minute, her guns still firing. Most of her crew was saved, largely by the d^ri^Sres^e°f Catena flying boats which dragged the sailors from the water in full view of the heavily-garrisoned coast. A second enemy destroyer was be-lieveu to have been hit in the engagement. Elsewhere in the Philip-pines and Borneo waters, five small Japanese transports, freighters and tankers were sunk and three damaged. More than 14 Nipponese planes were wiped out, nearly half of them during the battle in Ormoc harbor. The B29s, the big    guns of Ameri- rnim wner*    tnev    uneaten    w »»»«    eat! aviation, nave    been handicap- cmna wnere    rney    *«*»«».    -    >    persistently    bad weather in the nation’s reviving Burma load    Tokyo    raids    said    Brig Gen 6    Haywood Hansel!,    commander of Ace Sino Troops Moving to Front By The Associated Press Crack Chinese troops marched out of the northwest today to meet Japanese columns driving into Kweichow province of central China where they threaten tobre^k Berlin Blasted For First Time I In Two Months LONDON, Dec. 5.—{(Pl—American bombers blasted Berlin today for the first time in two months. ' Their fighter escort shot down 80 German planes over the Nazi capital. Headquarters of the United States strategic air forces in Europe said more than 550 Fortress and Liberator bombers made up the battle fleet which attacked industrial targets in the Nazi capital and railway yards at Munster. Eight hundred Mustang and Thunderbolt fighters flew the 1,000-mile round trip to Berlin and back to keep the Nazi fighters away while the bombers unloaded 2,000 tons of bombs on German munition and tank plants. Scattered clouds were over Berlin —last hit by American heavies Oct. 6—But some formations were able to bomb visually through breaks in the misty banks. Some of the bombers hit factories at Tegel, a suburb of Berlin. The blows followed up yesterday s 12,000-ton assault on eight railroad centers of supreme importance to Field Marshal Gerd von Runstedt’s armies in the West. By the Associated Press Hurling more tanks and infantry into an expanding bridgehead. U. S. Third army troops hammered deeper into Siegfried line defenses at virtually captured Saarlautern today and in a great wheeling movement along a 21-mile front pressed to within 6 1-2 miles of Saarbrucken. pounding that industrial capital of the rich Satgr with eight-inch guns. The Third army now held the entire west bank of the Saar from the Merzig arca to Saarlautern, inside of which opposition still was being encountered.    j On the northern end of the western front tile British Second army cleared all Germans from the entire area west of the Maas river in Holland. The enemy fled to strong po-1 sitions across the river, their backs to the homeland. In the mighty battle of attrition on the Cologne plain, American Ninth army troops drove the Germans across the Hoer river at Julich. collapsing opposition west of the stream. First army troops scored limited gains on the Aachen-Cologne superhighway, advancing to within 509 yards of Buren, bastion on the Hoer, and 22 air miles of Cologne. It was believed the Germans had massed a greater part of their tanks and a third of their infantry along the northern front to protect the menaced Ruhr valley, which, with the invaded Saar, provides the heartbeat of German war industry. In the south U. S. Seventh army troops east of Saare Union edged to within seven miles of the German Palatinate, agricultural and industrial region east of the Saar. Enemy snipers in Strasbourg were eliminated. The Red army, surging through western Hungary in an offensive outflanking besieged Budapest, massed on a 42-mile front along the south shore of Lake Balan-ton, a scant BO miles from the Austrian border. On the northeastern end of the lake the Russians based at Sagvar also took up positions from which they can swing toward Austria. Another Red army column speared north along the west bank of the SOLOIST BUYS BOND—WAC Pvt. Betty Angle of the Ahi-lene Army air field receives from Cpl. Frank F. Abbott postal clerk a $1,000 war bond she purchased during the Sixth War Loan drive at the field. While T-Sgt. Roy R. Smith Jr., a veteran of Guadalcanal, looks on, Corporal Abbott presents to Private Angle her bond during a preview of the musical pro. gram to be given Wednesday night at the Paramount theater. Private Angle is soloist for the program. (AAF Photo). AIRMEN GIVE WAR BOND SHOW HERE WEDNESDAY Shell Rationing Costs GI Lives LONDON. DPC. 5—(A*)—American soldiers are paying with their lives for a western front .shell shortage, a Daily Mall dispatch declared today. Noel Monks, Daily Mail correspondent with tho U. S. Ninth army, wrntf* *    « ,'    .    ,    hart    Danube within 37 miles south of "The final assail . <> i >    Budapest in a drive toward the begun and American pliantly on Hungarian capital’s back door. East the outskirts were counterattacked 5f the Danube, which divides Buda-bv the last German tanks in this pest in two, Russians continued to ■ hammer at the southeast and eastern suburbs. Abilene Army air field will pre sent its War Bond Jubilee, designed to promote sales of Series E bonds in the Sixth War Loan drive, Wednesday night at the Paramount i theater. WAC PU. Betty Angle, who was featured on the airmen's radio bond I show last night, will be one of the soloists for the Jubilee. Admission to the Pre-Pearl Harbor Hay celebration is only by tickets given with purchase of a war bond at any issuing agency in town. The show begins at 8 15 p. m. Wednesday. Talent is from the Abilene Army air field, with Wally Akin, chairman of the local motion pictures exhibitors campaign for the Sixth War loan, In charge of arrangements. * * • A side feature for Thursday's Interstate theaters—Pa rn mount, Majestic, Queen and Palace—Is free admission for those who purchase a bond at the paramount booth in front of the theater between IO a. rn. and IO p. rn. Passes given with lifeline. The enemy was only miles from Kweiyang, Burma road city and provincial capital of Kweichow. The Chinese reinforcements may be from the long immobilized forces have been blockading the Communist-controlled section of China. Withdrawal of these troops would be a logical sequel to a series of recent developments in Chungking the 21st bomber command. "Substantial damage has been inflicted upon the Musashima aircraft plant but it bas not been destroyed by a damned sight." he (declared in a press conference. Liberators continued their daily bombings of the Bonin and Volcano islands in an attempt to knock out all Japanese airfields on the —(I) Generalissimo Chian Kai- superfortress route from Saipan to shek's approval of an American -pnirw« plan for disposition of his armifs; (2» appointment yesterday of Liberal T. V. Soong as Chiang’s right-hand man in the Nationalist government: (3) presence of Gen. Chou En-lai, Communist leader, in , Chungking to negotiate a raproche-; ment between the Communist and Kuomingtang sections of China. ; dor t>rjow Limon, capturing an en-Minor Chinese gains were re-, tire artillery battery and 21 ma-ported in front line dispatches {rom chineguns intact. Hunan province east of Kweichow, Five airfields were raided in the Philippines where ground fighting remained at a virtual standstill on rain - drenched Leyte island. The 32d division pressed on with the slow mud-hampered task of clearing the northern Ormoc corri- Alleman Gravely Wounded in Action Pfc. Bernard W. Dougherty. 19, son of Mrs. Wilmot Dougherty of 1610 Ambler, was seriously wounded in France Nov. 20, his mother has been informed by the War department. The young private, who entered service last March, had been overseas less than a month when wounded. A graduate of Stamford high school, he has completed two years of work as a ministerial student in Hardin-Simmons university. He was trained at Camp Hood and stationed at Ft. Meade, Md and Ft. Bragg, N. C. before going overseas with an infantry division. sector. "Heavy fire from the tanks caught the Americans as they came up an incline leading into the town. They had no tank support owing to mines. "A call wa am ade immediately for artillery support while the Amen-cans dug themselves in. I was in the command post when the colonel passed on the call for artillery support. I could hear the reply coming through the phone: “ ‘Too had. but we fired our quota in the opening stages of the attack.’ Without saying a word, the young colonel slumped into a chair. "‘Fired tneir quota, he said. No use telling them that the German tanks haven’t fired their quota and my men are being cut up for ’he want of a few more Amel lean shells.’ ” bond purchase# ^ill req . only payment of th# war tax. This event In Abilene Is one of thousands b€-'itvg sponsored in theaters aero## the country in commemoration of Dec. 7. Akin said Services are given by the theaters in an effort to make Thursday a dav of record bond sales, Akin said He urges that bonds be purchased early. Bond sales through the Army air field radio show over KRBC last night added 52,300 in Series E bonds to the total of $482,551.25 announced through issuing agencies yesterday. The Swing Cats of the 590th AAP band and the Blue Sky boys w’ere on the program. * • • Lt. Col. H. Miller Ainsworth and T-Sgt. James M. Logan. 36th division veterans, will be in Abilene Dec. 7 for personal appearances in connection with bond sales, but no plans for their engagements have been announced by C. M. Caldwell, county chairman. The 95lh infantry division of the U. S. Third army has driven clear through Saarlautern. and is fighting well into the Siegfried line defenses beyond the fortress city, it was announced at supreme headquarters. Some fighting still was going on the east bank section of Saarlau-tern where the American# were meeting the Volkssturm, recently mustered civilians wearing armbands. For 200 or more winding miles from opposite Kleve to west of Saarbrucken, Gen Eisenhowers armies were inside or at the fringe of Germany and up against defenses of great strength and depth. The maximum penetration of Germany was about 15 miles in the Hurtgen forest area east of Aachen. The Weather I’.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER HEREAT ABILENE AND VICINITY — Cloudy with occasional drizzle this morning; clearing late this afternoon or tonight; colder, with highest temperature today, 45 degrees, lowest Wednesday morning, 30 degrees EAST TEXAS Cloudy and colder; rain in east and south portions this afternoon, partly cloudy and colder tonight with lowest temperatures near freezing in northwest tonight    Wednesday    part ly cloudy and continued cold. Fresh to strong winds diminishing Wednesday. WEST TEXAS Clearing and colder tnis afternoon, fair    and    colder    with lowest temperatures    15-20    degrees in Panhandle and South Plains, and 22-26 elsewhere except 28-32 in Del Rio-Eagle Pass area tonight. Wednesday fair with rising temperatures. Maximum temperature last 24 hours, 58 Minimum temperature last 12 hours, 39 TEMPER ATI RI 8 Tue-Mon Mon-Sun A M. Hour PM. 42    54— I— 50 43 41    54 — 2— .50    50 41 Phantom Furnishes Bulk of City Water Total of 152,260,400 gallons of water was used here in November, L A. Grimes, city water superintendent, reported today. Water used from Phantom Hill lake totaled 106,879.000 in November, and water from Lake Abilene, 45,-381,400. Seventeen new water meters were installed in the city in No'ember, making the total number, 8,428 54— 3— 50 40    .55—    4    50 BRITISH TAKE OVER AMERICA—Troops of the British Second Army walk past the railroad station in the Dutch hamlet of America on the Helmono-Venlo railroad after capturing the town in their drive to the Maas river. This is a british official photo. (AP Wirephoto) 55— 5—    51    54 55— 6—    51    54 55— 7—    49    54 40 39 39 38    57—    a—    49 38 37 37 38 56— 9— 47    55 57—10— 46    54 58—11— 44    54 50—12— 43 Sunrise this morning ....... ■    8    25 Sunset tonight ............  6    ^4 House Body Votes For Treaty Voice WASHINGTON, Dec. 5—(ZP)—The house judiciary committee today approved a proposed constitutional amendment to give the house of representatives a voice in futuie treaty ratifications. The committee voted 14 to 4 to send to the floor a resolution by its chairman, Rep. Sumners (D-Texi, which would abolish the senates two-thirds vote control over treaties and make future international pacts subject to ratification by a majority vote of both houses. One Killed, Trio Hurt in Mishap COLORADO CITY, Dec. 5-<Spl) -Mrs Nettie Hart, whost home was in Wisconsin, was killed instantly and her husband and two other per sons were injured in an automobile accident about ll a, rn Monday on Highway 80 some nine miles west of Roscoe. Sergeant James G. Hart, whose injuries were described this morning as not serious, and Mrs. Helen O’Donald of Tulsa, Okla., passenger in the Hart s automobile who was seriously Injured, are in Young hospital, Roscoe. T l. Free of Tarzan, driver of the other automobile Involved in the accident, was not thought to be seriously injured. Mrs. Hart’s body is at Adams funeral home, Roscoe, awaiting funeral arrangements. Sergeant Hart is stationed at a general hospital, Denver, Colo. They were enroute to Phoenix, Ariz. Avenger to Pay WASPS Tribute SWEETWATER. Dec 5—Th# Army Air Forces will pay tribute to its Women Airforce Service Pilots for their contribution to the air war effort rn a special ceremony to begin at Avenger field Thursday at 19:10 a.m. The ceremony will coincide with the termination of the WASP training program and with the start of a two-week period during which the entire WASP utilization program i will be de-act ivated. Gen ll. IL Arnold, commanding general AAF, Jacqueline Cochran, director of women pilots. and Ll. Gen. Barton Iv. Yount, commander of the A Ar Training Command, will participate in the ceremony. Onlv 68 trainees remain at Avenger field and they will receive their silver wings Thursday. On tha date. the school will have graduated 1,004 young women. Special tribute will be paid in the Thursday ceremony to the memory of 37 WASP who, while performing the same tasks as AAF officers or trainees, have been killed during training or while on operational duty Veterans YANKS HEAD FOR SAARBRUCKEN—Two Amerkanin^ fantrvmen members of units driving through the German western defenses, pass the corner of a battered bu,d‘nSl>^(i me a sign pointing the way through a French town toward I Saarbrucken. (AP Wirephoto from Signal Corps Radiophoto). V (Apply to War Manpower Commission, 1141 North 2nd). Veterans placed since Sept. I    j Veterans placed yesterday 4 Interviewed yesterday. IO Referred yesterday  1° Routed to other agencies yesterday ..... 3 Jobs listed ............. lf Shopping „    . It) ' till Christmas: ;