Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 10, 1944, Abilene, Texas
SIXTH WAR LOAN
bounty Quota ...... $3,395,000.00
Series E Quota ..... $1,055,000.00
Series E Sales ...... $ 935,485.35
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A TEXAS NEWSPAPERABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER IO, 1944—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associate* rre<s (AP) United Press (V.P.) PRICE FIVE CENTSCl Who Cut Wounded Man's Throat to Save Life, ASFTC-Trained
The Fifth Infantry Division medical aid man said he took one look at the severed throat muscles of the suffocating rifleman, remembered a training lecture hr had heard a year before a* the Army Service Forces Training Center. Camp Barkery, and promptly performed a delicate throat operation that amated every medical officer who later saw the job, A It all happened during an attack on the village of Louvigny Nov. IO, in a muddy French field during the division’s drive to Metz.
Pvt. Duane N. Kinman was bandaging the severely lacerated chest of a staff-sergeant when he saw the rifleman fall. The 19-year-old former mechanic and truck driver, of College Place, Wash., rapidly completed his case and crawled under an intense barrage of mortar and machine-gun fire to the side of the fallen man. The rifleman was threshing about on ll he ground and gasping for breath through a windpipe pierced by mortar fragments. A quick examination showed Kinman that in addition to the cut windpipe, his throat muscles were torn. His face had turned blue, and he was obviously suffocating.
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It was then, in desperation, Kinman remembered hearing in a training lecture of a tracheotomy—the piercing of a hole in the windpipe so that Wic might get directly to the lungs. He had no anasthetic; his only surgical equipment was an ordinary pocket-knife. He knew that after he had made the windpipe perforation, he must have some sort of tube to hold it open,
so he borrowed the riflemans fountain pen and knocked the top out of the upper part of it.
At about this time, Kinman was joined through the hail of shell fire by Lt. E. M Eberling, of Lincoln, Neb. The officer took the situation in at a glance, and held the rifleman steady while Kinman prepared to make the incision. When the wounded man understood what was going to happen, he began to thresh more violently.
‘ I don’t likr to do this, Mar,” the medical aid man said softly, “hut ifs the only way you re going to live."
Carefully, Kinman cut a longitudinal slit a little more than an inch long in the windpipe, just below the iracture—the slightest slip might have severed the jugular vein. Then hi calmly slipped the top of the pen Into the trachea. Almost immediately, as air poured through the tube, color began to return to the rifleman’s face, and he began to breathe again.
‘‘Now keep that fountain pen in your windpipe and yov’ll be okay,” Kinman said. "You can’t breathe through your nose or mouth, but if you keep your windpipe open with the pen, you can breathe through the cut I just made.” #
Within a few minutes, the rifleman was able to stand on his feet, and tenderly feel the fountain pen. Between the officer and medical aid man he made his way to a tank nearby, which carried him to a battalion aid station. There, the battalion surgeon examined him open-mouthed, and
I sent him back to the clearing station as he was.
At the clearing station, the fountain pen was removed and a standard traceotomv tube was inserted into the trachea. He was then evacuated to a field hospital, and finally to an evacuation hospital.
At every stop, a group of medical men crowded around the rifleman, and It was reported that the most universal exclamation heard was, "Well. I’ll he damned.”
It was said that, even in modern hospitals, the tracheotomy is a deli-! cate operation with perfect lighting, anesthesia, and sterilized surgical scapels, forceps, retractors and a tracheal tube. Kantian s feat was iter-formed in a field under the poor lighting of a cloudy sky. without anesthetics—but with a pocket-knife, a fountain pen, a good memory and a ! rare presence of mind.
Kinman received his medical raining here at the Army Service Force-Training Center at about this time last year. He arrived at Barkery at the age of 18. early in November, 1943. and was assigned to Co A, 65th Med. Tnt; Bn., for bisie training. He was transferred to O'Rcillv General Hospital to attend Medical Technicians School early in February
Kinman’s commanding oft terr was Caph Ralph A. Hailer. MAC. of Co. A. 65th. Acting 1st. Sgt. Merrick Cormier said he remembered Kinn an as beme an "average, trainee ” Lt Albert L. Upton, MAC, who was Kin-mans platoon leader in the second platoon, added;
"Yes I remember Kinman. and nu Impression Is the same as Sergeant Cormier's. I remember that he did his work and did It well.”
I? was said ‘hat Kinman’s type of "operation" is explained in anatomy and physiology classes and in art it cal respiration instruction at the ASFTC It is often used in diphtheria cases when the throat Is swollen shut b\ infection or when it is otherwise clogged to prevent the passage of air.
After Kinman’s spectacular job. already his buddies of Co B. Second
Regiment, are urging him to go into medicine liter the war. and other developments seem to point that he will. A medical field hospital officer has written a letter of commendation, praising his “early and expert performance." And lie has been promoted to technic tan fourth grade. New it has bern announced that th* It-jear-old aid man. who had not completed high school, has been offered a complete post-war medical education by the president of Western Reserve University.
"It looks like I've got the chance I've always wanted, doesn’t it?" said Kinman.
In an editorial in the Abilene Repnrter-Nen* Mr. Frank Grimes rommrnted: “Confidentially, we'll bet a rookie, without looking up th© record*, that Private Kinman was trained by General Heflebower’s outfit at Camp Barkelev.”
\ ou win 'our cookie. Mr. G.JThird Smashes Maginot Line; 90th Gains
.Yanks Tighten Trap 'Around Leyte Nips
By The ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Japanese suffered heavy losses in the southern Rector of western Leyte island today a? doughboys of two American divisions further compressed the trap in which a sizable Nippon force faces total liquidation.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in his Sunday communique, said heavy tropical rains again halted air operations and slowed ground action. But despite bad weather the Yanks fsouth of Ormoc port concentrated on destruction of the trapped Japanese. Simultaneously American forces, led by tanks, ----cleared enemy paratroops
further Cold Seen Today
COUNTY PASSES OVERALL GOAL. SHORT ON E BONDS
Taylor county lias not yet met its quota in series E bonds, but has overscribed its quota for overall sales, C. M. Caldwell, county chairman, announced last night.
Taylor countians have purchased $3,788,582.85 of all types of bonds, $384,582 85 more than the quota of $3,395,000.00, or a little more than 110 per Ballinger’s scheduled outdoor bond
NINTH FIGHTS IN BUT HITS ENEMY
^ Temperatures in Abilene dropped rapidly yesterdr • ap-nioon Uh an 11-point decrease from the 45 at, 2 p rn. to 34 at 5 p. rn. The lowest temperature up to 9 p .rn. xav 34, with a forecast from the ^Weather bureau Tor r drop to between 29 and 32 degrees during the night. A cold mist fell during the afternoon, but had decreased by late evening
The forecast, for Abilene is cloudy and continued cold Sunday and ^Monday with temperatures near freezing, fresh to strong winds.
Amarillo reported light snow at 5 p. rn.
The temperature drop wa* uniform throughout the Abilene area ^Snyder reported 32 degrees at 5 p. with continued decrease expected Stamford, Breckenridge and Albany reported a rapid decrease in temperature and cold mists during the afternoon and evening. Unofficial reports from Ballinger and ^Winters indicated that the temperature was close to freezing.
Lf. Jack Horn Dies in Adion
Mrs. Reid MrLamore, 1626 North ^Third, has been informed that lier "lephew, 1st Lt. Jack C. Horn was killed in action Nov. 21 while fighting with General Patton's 3d Army Ii Germany.
Lieutenant Horn came to Camp Barkeley with the 45th division in Qhe spring of 1940 as an infantryman. His regiment was detached when the division was triangular-ized and sent to Panama, where he spent 18 months. He returned to the States and became an officer in the . 377th infantry.
H Survivors are his sisters, Mrs. Charles H. Green of Hugo. Okla and his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. McLamore.
Woman Killed, Two 'VIurf in Collision
MCKINNEY, Dec. 9—(/Pi—One woman was killed and two other persons injured when a northbound interurban coach was in collision nist would result in greater rnith an automobile at McKinney at *:30 p.m. tonight.
Mrs. D. B. Kimbcl, 47, a passenger of the car, was killed instantly. Her husband and son, Billy Ray, 18, who also were in the car, were taken to a McKinney hospital. Extent of their ^juries had not been announced.
from two airfields on Leyte's east coast and shoved them into a narrow pocket.
Meanwhile Radio Tokyo reported new Superfortress raids on the Japanese capital and the inland sea southwest of Kobe. Tokyo said a lone B-29 dropped a few incendiary bombs on the city Saturday, Japanese time, and that later two Superforts roared over the cactal but did no* . • *r \ details Jlp en about the raid on the inland sea where the great Kure naval base is located. These attacks were not on-firmed by American sources.
News dispatches from Saipan said the coordinated Yank Army and Navy smash on Pearl Harbor day against two Jima. 750 miles soul'' of Tokyo, was the greatest single attack of the war on Nippon bases. B-29s, Liberators, fighters and warships blasted the Island, which lies on the Superfortress road to Tokyo.
On Leyte, in the bloody Ormoc corridor north of the port city, Yank forces maintained pre*sure on the enemy in spite of thp rains. They raptured a field battery and large dumps of ammunition and supplies. Tokyo, in a domestic propaganda broadcast, said the life of the greater east Asia war depends on the outcome on Leyte "for it decides * whether we lose our sea routes to our southern regions.”
MacArthur reported widespread j air raids in the Viaayas islands and ! on Luzon and Mindanao. Adm. j Chester W Nimitz announced Navy | planes bombed air field installations 1 at Iwo Dec. 7 and hit other Japanese Pacific bases.
The Japanese continued to lose ground in thcfr invasion of China’s Kweichow province.
The Chines© high command reported recapture of the railway town of Shangssu, 82 miles southeast of the Burma road city of Kweiyang. It added Japanese remnants have been cleared from the Tuhshan sector and are being pursued southward.
Shangsau, 18 miles south of Tuhshan, is less than five miles from the Kwangsi border.
At one time the right spearhead of the Japanese offensive had penetrated Kweichow to a depth of 70 miles.
Authoritative Chungking quarters said Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek has agreed in principle to participation of the Chinese communists in both the national government and direction of military affairs.
An agreement between the national government and the commu-
cation of China in the war against Japan.
In Burma British troops were unopposed as they advanced seven miles to reach Naba railway station, 160 miles north of Mandalay.
KILLED IN ACTION—First Lt. Wesley Boyd, above, Mas killed in action in France Nov. 12. his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Boyd of McCaulley have been informed. He had been overseas with the 30th division about a year.
Interesting and important stories in this edition include:
Page 2—Abilene woman has
husband, brothe-**, bister in service.
Page 3—Tire panel approves
Page 5—Swimming pool for scouts discussed.
Page 5—Rotan pastor resigns.
Page 7 — Goodfellows have best financial day.
Page ll—County celebrates 4-H achievement day.
Page ll—San Angelo, Amarillo. Sunset of Dallas and Port Arthur win hi district (lass AA football games.
Page 14—Air cleared for Big I hree meeting.
Page 14—Churchill support slipping.
Page 14—R einforrem ents reach Greek rebels.
Page 14—American foreign policy due for short-down.
Page 14—Gallup poll shows Americans religious.
rage I (second section)—Abilene woman has nine sons in service.
cent. Series E sales have reached $935,485.35, which is $119,515.65 less than the quota of $1,055,000.
Caldwell attributes the increasing sale of bonds during the test several days to the appearance of Sgt. James M Logan and Lt. Col, Miller Ainsworth. 36th Division heroes at a bond rally here Thursday night.
About selling over the quotas, the rounty chairman stated that if, at the time the quotas were set, the turn of the war could have been known, no doubt the quotas would have been increased, so that any extra money will be needed to help in the conduct of the war. '’’he Broadway th* . er Is to pre sent a bond show Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pop Stover.
rally this afternoon; so Runnels county has not vet gone over the top in the Sixth War Loan drive, county chairman John Q. McAdams reported tonight.
Of the $950,000 overall quota. $608,023.60 has been sold; of the $385,000 Series E quota. $299.934 50 A bond rally will be conducted in the local theatre in Winters Saturday at 3 p. rn. with Maj. David Evans in charge.
HASKELL, Dec 9—Haskell county has gone over the top ©ti its Series E bond sales in the Sixth War Loan drive, but lack'' $165,000 on its overall sales, county chairman R C. Concn announced today.
Of the Series E quota of $165,000. $182,600 has been sold; of the overall quota of $425,000, $260,000.
comedian and banjoist, and Lou
Parsley, blind Texas cowboy singer, pjyg ScUfTV Done will be featured on the show which '
I will present three performances I daily, at 3:30 p. rn., 7 p. rn. and IO p. rn. Purchasers who wish to at-I tend the performances may buy | bonds at the box office of the Broadway theater and get a free ticket with a reserved scat Regular admission tickets will also be sold.
Tire pictures on the program are . quota, $155,000, Sears announced The Boy from Stalingrad aud Jive Junction.
The period of the Sixth War Loan drive is to be over by Dec. 16. and Caldwell Is urging Taylor countians to buy more Series E bonds, so that the quota may be reached and passed by that time.
SNYDER Dec 9-Five of 23 communities in Scurry county have completed their Sixth War Loan quotas. F. G. Sears, county chairman. has announced.
Of the $390,000 overall quota for the county, $300,000 has been sold; and of the $190,000 Series e bond
KILLED IN ITALY—Pv.
Clyde II. Sorrells, above, was killed in Italy Nov. 12 when a building in which he was located was bombed by the enemy. His wife and two chil* 'drcn live in Knox City and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sorrells, live at Rule.
Breckenridge Votes To Retain Its Beer
BRECKENRIDGE Der. 9 With nine of ll boxes having reported,
J the wets won by 412 votes in a special beer election called in Stephens
county today. The two boxes out will contain an approximate 125 votes, not enough to bear on the outcome of the election.
The unofficial tabulation as turned in to Ben Grant, county; clerk, was 848 votes for the drys. 1260 for the wets. Iii the test beer election, held Oct. 9, 1948, the wets won by 375 votes.
The special election today was ; called by the county commissioners at the petition of a group of men who wished to prohibit the sale of beer in the county.
By The ASSOCIATED PRESS
The U. S. Third Army’s infantry division smashed through the Maginot line and joined the 35th infantry division yesterday east of the Saar river for a concerted drive frors the south on the industrial Saarland, already invaded and under heavy pressure from the west.
Doughboys of the 26th pierced the Maginot fortifications near Adieu seven miles southeast of Sarreguemines, where other Third Army units are fighting house to house, and pushed abend two miles to effect the junction. The 35th infant vmen were deepming three bridgeheads on the east bank if the Saar just below the German border. Other 35th units that crossed at Sarreguemines advanced northward into Neunkirsch near the Saar! — basin frontier in the van of a potential enveloping drive against Saarbrucken, Saar capital city which is under fire from Third Army field j guns and air attack.
Th© 90th division, pressing deeper into the Siegfried line in the western Saar basin, ariled the Dillingen railroad station two mile*. nOrth of Saarlauten, and heat hark enemy counterblows inside Dillingen.
The 911th knocked oui 12 more pillboxes in a slow gouging into the Siegfried line, the last big barrier before the Rhine.
The U. S. Seventh Army to the south attacked In the general aren of Haguenau, largest enemy base
Cold Hurts Runnels
WINTERS. Dec 9 -Fast-dropping temperatures played havoc with
ALBANY. Dec 9 -Shackelford county has sold $79,575 of its $90.-000 quota of Series E bonds in the Sixth War Loan drive, John Sed-wick. county chairman, reported today. Of the overall quota of $320,-000, $268,403 has been sold.
A bond rally will be held Tues-
See BONDS, Page 17. Column 4
Car Dealer Slain
TEXARKANA. Dec. 9 'TPI W L. Curtner. 30. Texarkana used ear dealer was fatally shot tonight by an assailant who robbed him of $600 and threw him from his car, Bowie County Shenff Monroe P. Watts reported.
ALL-GIRL BAND WILL PRESENT BENEFIT CONCERT
With a setting suggestive of a large ball room In Hawaii through the window of which can be seen palm trees and moonlight, the Abilene high school Ail Girls band will present the first portion of a concert Monday evening in the high school auditorium at 7:45 in 'he interest of the state-wide move to endow the Texas Warm Springs Foun
dation for Crippled Children located In the Gonzales State Park, 70 miles south of Austin.
Each number played bv the girls
band will be announced bv two old Barnes.
instructor, will reflect the mood of the music being placed. The announcers made up as old men will be Aubrey Connally and Morris
bachelors from their quarters at the side of the stage and is representative of girls that each has known,. Special lighting arranged by Em-
Following the intermission tile Abilene high school combined Glee Clubs directed by Miss Onida Clemons is to present a varied program
est Sublett, high school dramatic ! of classical and popular music. Two
hundred singers will appear* In the massed chorus.
Admission to the program Is free with an offering taken at tile intermission which will go to the foundation. All patrons and friends of the school system are cordially invited to attend the coni el f which will last one hour and fifteen minutes.
PANAMA CITY, Fla., Dec. 9.—(ZP) The Liberty snip Wendell L. Willkie. named after the late American mo us trial leader anc former Republican presidential nominee, was launched today at the Wainwright Shipyard.
SHREVEPORT, La.. Dec. 9—OPY— Three French air cadets were killed and three injured when a medium bomber crashed near here late test night after a take-off from Barksdale field, the public relations office said today.
CONCERTISTS photographed in the selling to he used in the program Monday earning at the high school auditorium in the interest of the Texas Warm Springs foundation for Crippled Children is the Abilene high school All Girl band directed by Raymond B. Bynum.
Girl Band members are cornets; Flora Merle Morgan, Floy Cutbirth, Mary Bright, Gloria Petty. Eleta Pollock, Ruth Ann Matthews; clarinets; Myrtle Lois Barnes, Jean Wroten, Barbara Smith, Law anda Lollinger, June Miller. Joan Hunt:
flutes: Nona Mao Snow, Wanda Dean, Elizabeth Echols, Maxine Ballard. Marilyn Smith; trombones: Leslie Mavins, Amelia Jean Smith; saxophones: Audrey Ann Bertram, Jean Sauze, June Satize, Betty Hocker; French horns: Clara W ilhite, Jean Hunter, Arlene Fineg; Lora Dean Smith; baritones: June Preston, Mary Beth Snow; bassoon. Daris Lindley; accordian: Betty Koonsman; bass: Margaret Willis, Elaine Starnes Ann Cawthon; Percussion: Betty Crurchfield, Betty Howe. Nancy Harker: mascot: Ann Bynum.
LONDON, Der. 9— P»—Nail propagandists pepped up their “Hitler is well" campaign today by broadcasting statements attributed to a t'-Boat commander and a Hungarian army official who were declared to hav> visited Hillers headquarters recently. Both were quoted as saving “The fuehrer looks fresh and healthy."
left iii northern Alsace. Farther .south, the French First Armv was closing in on the Alsatian city of Colmar.
Snow blanketed the northern front, where the U S. Ninth Army smashed Hie test two enemy pockets at, Julich on the Roer and the U, S First Army edged closer to that river 18 miles south of Julich.
The supreme Allied command claimed destruction of the equivalent of 17 German divisions during the first three weeks of the offensive ended Nov. 30.
In the east, Budapest was almost three-quarters em lifted as Russian troops scored major breakthroughs north and southwest of the Hungarian capital, from which the Magyar government had fled. Premier-'Marshall Stalin announced that Soviet forces had reached the Danube 13 miles north of Budapest, rapturing tar, a railway hub.
More than 700 American warplanes braved blinding snowstorms and freezing weather to drop 1.500 tons of bombs of Stuttgart, German industrial center behind the southern end of the western front. Italian-based bombers were reported to have hit Munich.
Montgomery Ward Facing New Strike
DETROIT. Dec 9. !’• Four De
troit area stores of Montgomery Ward Ac Co. were affected today, in the midst of a Christmas rush, by an employes' strike which a union | regional official said likely would spread to other cities by Tuesday.
Ray Scoggins, Detroit re. tonal director for the United Retail. Wholesale Ac Department Store Employes (CIO), said the strike “has the full authorization of the International union.” and was thr “beginning of a strike on a broader scale.”
Sewell Avery, chairman of the company's board, said "there Is no justification for a strike”
The firms Chicano mail order plants were involved in a strike Which began Apili 12. 1944, and which culminated in government operation of the plants from April 26 to May 9.
The government subsequently returned the properties and Hie company stood pat on its refusal to giant maintenance of union membership. i
MATTHEW (BI B) KRUTZ
Rhineland GI Dies in Adion
MUNDAY. Der 9 <Spl>—Mr. and Mrs Matt Kreitz , of Rhineland, have been informed that their son,
Matthew Kreitz. was killed in action on Hip western front Nov. IS.
Matthew Kreitz, familiarly known as “Bub.” was born at Rhineland Feb 28 1922. attended the Rhineland schools and was employed in an aircraft factory at San Diego, Call! when inducted Into the Army last March 28 Hp had basic training at Camp Hood, 'lex, and went to England Sept 23 and to France three weeks later.
He was a member of St. Joseph! Catholic parish at Rhineland.
Survivors are his parents; three sisters, Nadine, a stenographer at Sheppard fit Id, Wichita Falls; Elaine of Rhineland, and Rose Ann of Gainesville.
Texans Reported Wounded in Action
The War department last night
officially reported Hip wounding In action of 29 Texans, including:
Start Sgt. Daniel J. White, son of Joseph A White. Route 2, Spur.
Pvt T D. J. Daves, son of Mrs. Man E. Daves. Rou'e 2. Big Spring.
Pvt James R. Wesson Jr., son of Mrs. Dessie Wesson, Coleman.
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