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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN Bounty Quota' Series E Quota Series E Sales WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXIV, NO. 177 A TEXAS ImU, NEWSPANR ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, PAGES Associated Press (AP) United Press PRICE FIVE CENTS Greek Policy 'Stirs Churchill Attack LONDON, Dec. mounting clamor for a clearcut enunciation British-American-Russian policy In Europe developed today as Prime Churchill told his critics In Parliament he might carry to the Minuter Churchill tola nis critics in ranjament nc 'people his defense'of Britain') intervention in Greece. Still under fire in sections of the British press as well as In legislative halls, the Prime Minister stood firm on his policy in both Greece and Italy, but his intimation of a "fur- ther "account" on those affairs of- fered a clue to the extent of the still-prevalent protests. f In dealing with ihe Italian situa- tion under persistent Labor Faj'ty cross-questioning, he emphasized that Britain's policy was based ion military necessity. j Churchill acknowledged he Had' approved continuance of King MJit- torio Emanuele's regime "until the military situation had got into) a better and added that the results were "not unsatisffae- tory as far as our armies are con- cerned." The Foreign Office incidentally announced the British and Ameri- can governments, "whose views :are In had endorsed ;'the newly-formed cabinet of Premier Ivauhoe Bonomi in Italy. Meanwhile, an by Ernest Bevin, British Minister of Labor, that some international agreement already had been reached on.spheres of influence In the (Bal- kans' stirred controversy on :both sides of the Atlantic. -Bevin told the National Babor Party-, convention, yesterday I that Britain and Russia had gotten to- gether, .with .the Soviet Union un- dertaking the main problem oi Eo. mania- while Britian undertook that of Greece. A responsible but unidentified source in Washington denied that President. Roosevelt had approved any British-Russian agreement di- viding political interests In Bal- the London "Evening to JlrmyMum On Reported tamp Change Forthcoming consolidation of commands at Camp Barkeley re- ported generally-in the-oily and camp yesterday had no official con- firmation from Army sources' last night. It was a general topic throughout the community that the Camp Bar- Jieley camp headquarters will be absorbed into the Army Service Forces, Training Center headquar- ters. .nits would result, said the report in Brig. Gen. Roy C. Heflebower assuming the consolidated com- Cand. He .Is commanding general of IB Army Service Forces Training center and commandant of the Medical Administrative Corps Offi- cer Candidate school 'and has been in command since they were ac- tivated.' The ASFTC formerly was the Medical Replacement center. It still is devoted to training of medical troops. The expected change would place the -entire post under Genera! Heflebower with exception of the Camp Barkeley Regional hospital. Snch'ft- change has been ex- pected for several months by local observers, since no comba'c division of ground forces is being trained at the camp.and the troops there are almost entirely Army Service Forces men. It was logical to as- 'Igiume that consolidation of the com- mands would fee made, with elirn- Sw-ARMY MUM, Page 16, Col. 1 Bless Bonomi 'Regime in Italy WASHINGTON, 'Dee. In an apparent move to 'patch -up In their European pol- icies, the United States and Brit- ain today simultaneously bestowed their blessings on the'new Italian government. At the same time, the London government designated British of State Richard K. Law to hurry to- Washington to' talk over policies to be applied on the continent, and the problem of gel- tine- supplies to liberated peoples. Officials of both countries have .expressed deep concern over the Supply feeling that polit- ical unrest in some degree has grown ou'c of wants. The statements on the new gov- ernment set up by Premier Ivanoe Bonomi emphasized the close con- sultation between Ambassadors from Washington and from London dur- ing formation of the cabinet. Apparently the intent was to underscore settlement of the ques- tion of advance consultation European policies. It Was the Scotch Tape That Did The Sticking DENVER, Dec. Staff Sergeant Cecil F. Bergman ap- parently couldn't obtain postage stamps for a package he was mailing: to his parents from somewhere In the Pacific. So he affixed two British half-crown and a the package with Scotch tape. Today it cleared from the U.S. Customs In Denver to the post office and Postmaster J. 0. said he thought it would reach Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Berg- man in Durham, Kans., by Christmas. The Bergmans still have to pay 28 cents postage to obtain the gift but they Kill come out ahead for the British coins are worth 71 cents. The Weather to. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ANP VICIN1TV: Fatr Fri- day and Saturday. EAST Friday and Sat- urday. Warmer near the coaat Fridav. WEST Friday and Sat- urday. Not mnrh ohanire in temperature. TEMPERATURES .Thuri. IVcd. r A.M. II HOUR Thim, Wed. P.M. it "The 'TJ.S. government hais been perfectly aware 'all along the Churchill-Stalin Balkan agreements and has.not opposed An .uproar was touched ofD in the House of-Commons today La- borite Seymour Cocks asketj. Vhow long does this government intend to go on with this policy of mitrrdering our Greek comrades" I Churchill 'did not reply, bit other members shouted "shame" at Cocks. Churchill: said British 'casualties in Greece rsince the' landing I totalled not maka clear if this of civil strife 7 CoiinfyPass E Bond Quota According to unofficial sales records, Taylor county (has gone over the top on series E sales, total E bonds purchased Inow being E bond purchases .were. making sales more thani the quota of I With the addition of yesterday, overall sales now total which is I more than the quota of Hodges Goes Over' HODGES, Dec. 14--Community Sixth War Loan quota of was topped here last nlgjit when res- idents of Hodges purchased in bonds at a rally conducted' bv Chaplain William Ferguson, aided E-BOND QUOTA, ;'pg. 16, Col 1 Rail Strike Looms On Eastern Casast BULLETldl WASHINGTON, Bee. White House'took action tonight to check aj threatened strike on the Seaboard Air Line Railway. WASHINGTON, Dcfc. 14 W) The Brotherhood rif Locomotive Firemen and Enginecien, an Inde- pendent Union, announced tonight It will call a strike aft noon tomor- row (Eastern War Time) of its members on the Seajboard Air Line Railway. Approximately 900 engi- neers, firemen, hostlers and hostler- helpers will go on strike, a spokes- man said. Athens Guns Blast British lo End Truce ATHENS, Dec. broke out In Omonla gquare, north- ern fringe of ihe British defensive positon today, ind ELAS-ininned guns pounded the area of British headquarters in the Grande Bretaghe Hotel, ending the "undeclared truce" which had brought quiet to this strife-ridden city until early afternoon. Amid -rumors of an impending settlement of the struggle with the Greek Leftists, 'shells burst in the center of the and ELAS troops kept up intermitent small- arms crossfire in the side streets off University street, the main -artery between the two principal Leftist Square and Constitution Square.' Partisan fight- ers continued the infiltrations, re- portedly, poking their way through sewers.. Spirited battles continued In Piraeus, throughout the tem- porary lull in the Athens fight- ing as ELAS forces besieged the Naval station. The renewal of 'hostilities belied unsubstantiated reports that, the EAM (National Liberation Party) had reached a. basis for agreement with General Ronald M. 'Scobie, commander of British troops in Greece. The presence in Athens of Harold MacMillan, British' Resident. Min-. ister in the Mediterranean, who ar- rived Tuesday, with Field Marshal Sir Harold and of Gen- eral Nicolas who led the Greek revolution in lent weight to the rumors of imminent settlement. Plasleras conferred for two hours with Greek Premier George Papan- dreou, then the Premier-and Mac- Millan talked for 90 .'minutes. This led to speculation that Plasteras might attempt to form a new gov- ernment acceptable to all factions. Plasteras declined a statement for publication, It was .understood that the Brit- ish terms remained unchanged. Earlier this week .the British de- manded that the ELAS armed forces of the .the Attica region, lay down their arms and disband all .private armies. Sibf in Home Jim Lackey, about 45; living two miles southeast bf'Tuscola; was in St. Ann hospital last night with a bullet wound in the right chest received, Sheriff W. T. McQuary said, from a gun- fired .by his a- Mr.. Andrews, about 70. The physician attending Mr. Lackey said 'the wound was not ser- ious, the bullet passing through fhe fleshy part of the upper right side of the body, passing beneath the arm. The sheriff was told ,by Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, the latter a sister of Lackey, that Lackey came to their home, broke the door and rushed in, grabbing Mrs. Andrews and attempting to throw her down. Andrews told the sheriff, the lat- ter said, he had been ill for the past few days but got out of bed -and fired his rifle. Mrs. Andrews and the 11-year-old daughter of Lackey took the gun away, it was said. The sheriff said charges of simple assault will be filed today against Andrews and the latter promised to post adequate bond. Texans Officially Listed as Killed HEARING JAP VERSION THEIR TOKYO RAID, Superfortress combat crewmen, just returned lo their base at Saipan from a raid over. Tokyo, gather round the radio tc hear Tokyo Rose's Japanese version of their operation. Lcfl to right Sergeant W. J. Chapman, Panhandle, Tex.; Sergeant Kenneth M. Mansir, Randolph, Me.; Corporal Clarence-L. Ceres; Harvey, III; Sergeant' Corbett L. Carnegie, Thousand Islands, N. and Sergeant Iffilton Dickman, Perryville, Mo. (AP .wirephoto from Army Air Lupe Velez Kills Self, Unborn Child BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Deci Velci, peppery Mexican film actress, today took her own life, police said, an-i, apparently that of her unborn child. On the bed beside Lupe's body were two notes In her handwriting and a partially filled bottle of seconal tablets, used to induce sleep but fatal DEATH TODAY QUIETED the fiery spirit of Mexican movie actrdss Lupe Velez who zoomed to stardom and wealth from a humble shop- girl job in Mexico City. Police say she took her own life and {hat of her unborn child. She was unmarried. Guion Seaman Killed in Action GUION, Dec. and Mrs. B. G. Marshall of Guion have been notified that their son. Walter Franklin Marshall, S. C. 2-c, sta- The War department last night tioned aboard an aircraft carrier announced names of 30 additional Texans killed in action, including: S-Sgt. J. C. Andrews, son of Mrs. Lida J. Andrews, San Angelo. and Lt. Robert A. Craig, Big Spring. Publisher Held PARIS, Dec. born Raymond Patcnotre, former publisher of the Philadelphia "In- quirer" and member of several pre- war French cabinets, Is under ar- rest on charges of collusion with the enemy during the German oc- cupation, the Surete National an- nounced today. 50 German Officers Plead For Doonp of Hitler Gang B.v THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fifty captured German officers headed by Field Marshal Frlcdrich von Paulus and General Walther von Seidlitz, called ;on the German icople in a broadcast from Moscow ast night to overthrow Hitler, Himmlcr and "thein baleful system." They declared thd "war Is so far as Germany is concerned. Von Paulus, who i surrendered the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad Illth And low temperatures IA 9 9. nl nnd 32, lllKlt and Ion- lame dale lait year: Kiiniffiant nlihl: UiSli. SnnrlKK thin moriiinc: Cuniel Comihl; Wounded in Action MIDLAND, Dec. H las been Mrs. Ben N. Barren that her son, Corporal Lloyd G. Barren, has been wounded In ac- tion, t He was woumlKd November 21 while serving witli. an Infantry unit' in Italy. He has bJ2en In Italy since October. In February, 1943, read the. appeal in a broadcast beamed to Germany and recorded by the FCC. Von Seidlitz Is president of the Soviet- sponsored Union of German Of- ficers. Saying that the "result of this political and military leadership by Hitler for Germany is millions of dead, cripples and homeless." von Paulus called on the German nation and army to "rid yourself nf this Irresponsible and criminal leader- ship that Is driving Germany Into certain doom." in tile Philippines was killed In ac- tion October 25. Marshall had been in Ihe Navy almost three yrars, training at Great Lakes. He attended school in Ovalo before entering service. He has three brothers In service also, Waylon G.. with the Navy in the South Pacific; Curtis D. sta- tioned with the Navy at San Fran- cisco after 20 months overseas: and Wilburn in the Merchant H'Mrine as a navigation officer stationed at Chester. Pa. Two other brothers are at, home. They nre Edward and B. G. Marshall. Oil Firms Combine Pipe Line Systems BATON ROUGE, La.. Dec. Oil Company Jersey) officials announced today that two of ens 'nation's large crude oil pipe line systems now op- crated by Standard OH Company of I Louisiana and Oklahoma Pipe Line 14- New hrre if taken In quantities. One note said she was expecting a baby. The other, addressed to her secretary, said "you know the facts for the reason I am taking my life." Estelle Taylor, a former .wife. of Jack Dempsey, told reporters she was with Lupe last night until this morning. Lupe, she said, was depressed, and: 'She fold me about the baby. She said she had plenty of op- portunity to set rid of It. But she said, 'it's my baby. I couldn't commit murder and .still live i Ihe mysElt.-I KouJ.d.jMlierjknj. myself. 'i am getting, to the place where the only thing I am afraid of is life Her secretary and companion for 10 years, Mrs. Beulah Kinder, found tlie 34-year-old actress1 body. 'I thought she was asleep, she looked so Mrs..Kinder said. "Then I felt her head. It' was cold. I called the police." Capt. W. W. White of Beverly Hills police, who answered Ihe call, revealed the contents of the notes in turning them over to the coroner. The first, addressed only to "Ba- mond" read: "May God forgive you and forgive me, too. Hut I prefer to take my life away and our ba- by's before I brliiB him such shame or killing him. How could you fake such frreat love for me and our baby when all the time you didn't waVit us. I see no oth- er way out for me, so goodbye and goorl luck to you. Love. "Lupe." The'other, addressed to Mrs. Kin- der, said: friend, you and only you know the facts for the reason I am taking mj life. May God for- give me and don't think bad of me. I love you many. Take care of your mother so goodbye and try to for give me. Say goodbye to all my friends and the American press that were always so nice to me.' "Lupe." On the other side, Lupe wrote: "take care of Chips and Chops." They are her dogs. A few weeks ago Lupe gayly an- nounced she was Harald Ramond, going to marry a French actor whom she met about a year ago. But last week she said the romance all off. She previously described Ramond "as the only man who knows how to handle Lupe." Newsmen who went to Ramond's home today to fell him of Lupe's death were given this statement: "I am so confused. I never ex- pected this to happen. The last time I talked tn Lujie I told her I was goinff to marry her any- way slic wanted. She Raid (hen she wasn't Koine to have a baby. So we parted." Ramond admitted he had once See VELEZ, Page 9, Col. 4 Methodist Pastor Dies 1 WESLACO, Tex., Dec. The Rev. J. E. Lovctt, 17, retired Methodist pastor, died here today. Company will be consolidated on December 31. The combined system will Texans' Aim Deadly WITH SIXTY-FIRST FIELD ARTILLERY ON LEYTE. Dec. 14. aim of this Texas-led outfit, attached lo the First cavalry division, is pretty good even in be: practice. known as the Interstate Oil Pipe. "We wanted to fire a inany, rith R northern di-'round." explained Maj. William A. grating from Tulsa, OSln., Becker of Kaufman, Tex., "50 we Line Com' vision and'a southern division, operating picked. a foothills cpnyon. When out of Shrevcport, La. Head offices will be in Tulsn. we checked in the morning we found 12 dead Japs." !n Regional Finals- Baiiinger, Seymour 11s Vie Here Today (See Story on Page 4) 7th Hammers Siegfried Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Seventh Army troops, advancing nearly seven miles In less than 10 hours, drove virtually to the German border In the "Karlsruhe Corner" last nljht and began poundlnR Siegfried Line fortifications I ----------------------------------nsltle the Heich with their cannon. Philippine Casualties 8 to 1 in U. S. Favor By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Japanese casualties In the Central Philippines flgHtlnjr total men against American losses of a ratio of almost eight to one favoring the 1'anks since the Invasion started October 20, General Douglas MacArthur reported the casualties today and told of one-mile advance by the 71th U.S. Division which Li pushing the apanese into the mountainous northwest cornor above Ormoc on Lcyte Island, Philippines. The Americans captured a supply depot from the bitterly resisting Nipponese. Untied States carrier aircraft de- stroyed 81 Japanese planes in blows at harbor and airfield installations on Luion Island, Philippines, Wed- nesday, Admiral Chester W. Nimi'tz said In R Pearl Hai'oor communique. Fourteen of these were shot down and 77 were smashed on the ground. Navy planes bombed Iwo Jlmn in the Colcano Islands Tuesday, meet- ing only weak'enemy air opposition. In other theaters of the Pacific Superforts Thailand, Surma Bases WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 W) Superfortresses from India smashed today at Japanese outposts of con- quest hi Thailand and Burma in a foliowup of yesterday's major strike from Saipan against airplane pro- duction in the enemy homeland. A communique from 20th Air Force headquarters here reported large fires left burning after "many bomb hits" on military and indus- trial targets at Nagoya, Japan, yes- terday. The list included direct hits on the giant Mitsubishi aircraft plant.-Returning members of the striking force brought :back to their base information: indication terrific damage. The..-announcement reported one of-the B-ZB's missing and presumed lost from the big force which Brig- adier General Haywood Hansell, Jr., sent off from Saipan, his island base in the Marianas. Japanese broadcasts had claimed hat two of the raiders were downed forco hlt Bangkok in Japan, and also reported the were it pal shot that swooped repor out of the formations on important military targets in Bangkok, Thai- land, and 'Rangoon, Burma. Late this afternoon the War De- partment' amplified the communi- que with an announcement that one of the big bombers "Is known to have been lost over the target at hosting losses In the triple strike to two. The force which Major General Curtis Lemay's 20th Bomber Com- mand dispatched from India was de- scribed by the communique as sub- stantial. No definite figures have been given on the size of the new 21st Bomber Command's force from Saipan, but authorized statements indicated there may have been up- wards of 100 planes' In the groups that poured explosives on the most Important aircraft production target in the Japanese islfmcs. No details were civcn in the com- munique on the strike at Bangkok and Rangoon, but both are major transportation centers supplying enemy forces in Southeast Asia. Heavy Bombers Again Grounded LONDON, Dec. 14 Poor bombing weather today save the ermans another day to patch up their battered rail network In west. Absence of warnings from Nazi radio stations apparently meant the RAP and American heavy bombers n Britain and Italy were still grounded. injured in Crash BALL1NGER, Dec. Mrs. C. S. Lewis and Mrs. J. J. Mitchell, both of Norton, who were, involved in a ntilroad accident on Broadway street here Tuesday re- nmined in the Bailey clinic tndny. DENISON, Dec. Maxine Mitchell was discharged af- Moulton, 75, father of the Dcnlson I Icr she received treatment for mln- fiajn. died here today. I or injuries. George Moulron Dies war, American Superfortresses hit Japanese military centers in Thai- land and Burma, reporting good bombing results in repayment for long flights of the India-based planes across the Bay of Bengal. MacArthur said the enemy dead abandoned to American count in the campaigns on Leyte and Samar Is- lands amounted to He added an estimated killed or drowned in the s'mashing of 10 Jap- anese convoys attempting to rein- foice Leyte; more dead not yet collected or remaining within Japanese lines, and 253 taken pris- oner. American losses MacArthur listed as killed, wounded and 257 missing. was the- highest number .of Japanese' casualties so far .'reported in any Pacific operation.1 Superforts hahiiiiere'd Japs'n'es military transportation centers at Bangkok. Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma, Washington announced. Flying from India bases of the with good effect, despite a cloud cover. The attack on Rangoon, made In clear weather, registered excellent results. Tokyo radio's version of the Ran- goon raid said 11 Superforts came over and five were shot down by anti-aircraft fire. The Washington communique made no mention of Sec PHILIPPINES, Col. 1 Clarence Waggoner Killed in Leyfe CLYDE, Dec. 'SpD Pfc. Clarence A. 'Dupe) Waggoner, about 30. was killed in action on Lcyte Nov. 10. his, parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Waggoner of Clyde have been Informed by the War depart- ment. Ttearcd In Clyde, Private Wag- goner finished school here and was encaged In farming with his father when he entered service in 1041. Surviving him are his parents and six brothers, four of whom arc in service. The brothers are Cap-! lain Leonard, Corporals Carol and! Walter, nil in England, Sergeant Chester, with (he air forces In North Carolina. Clyde of Austin and Clifford of Clyde. The new threat to the German homeland was aimed from the ex- treme northeastern corner of France, where tlic frontier between the two countries leaves the Rhlnt and swings sharply west. Immedi- ately in front of Lieutenant General Alexander Patch's forces was the fertile German Palatinate, while only 10 miles away was the big In- dustrial city of Karlsruhe, reported already under fire of American, guns. To the northwest some 15D miles two American armies were drawn up on a solid 15-mile front on the west bank of the Roer river north of Duren, awaiting only the signal to re- sume their grinding offensive toward Cologne and the Rhine, The First and Ninth Armies joined yesterday in knocking out LONDON, Dec. second successive day of hazard- ous wintry flying weather on the continent today held work against Nazi targets to a minimum. British-based and fighters, which ripped German rail and oil facilities with more than tons of explosives in a 48-hour period earlier In the week were kept under wraps. the enemy's last three strongpoints west of the Roer between Duren and Llnnlch. Yank troops actually were in the western suburbs of Duren, keystone of the enemy's de- fenses before Cologne, though main port of that shell-blackened city lies east of the Roer. Near the center of the long West- ern Front the Third Army broke into the German Saar at new point east of Saareguemines and .maintained Its. pressure east and north of where Nazi artillery fire was reported diminish- ing Three miles north of Saarlau- tern, the 80th Division sent more tanks across the Saar and wiped out small enemy salient! thrust Into Its Dillijigcn brMje- 'hcad..-Twn counterattacks were beaten and enemy artil- lery fire again was oh {r reduced See SIEGFRIED, Page 16, Col. 4 Senate Confirms Six for Jobs In State Dept. WASHINGTON. Dec. Chairman Connally (D-Tex) offi- cially reported to the Senate night (he Foreign Relation Commit- tee's favorable recommendation for the confirmation of six State De- partment nominations. Connally told a reporter he had received from Senator Wagner CD- NY i a proxy favoring the appoint- ment of Archibald MacLeisli, named as one of five Assistant Secretaries of State. Holland Tulips Must Drop Charm DUTCH GIRLS' BROWS MUST NOT WRINKLE AT GIs MAASTRICHT, Holland, Dec. between IHi- crated Dutch girls and lilicr.it- inf U. S. soldiers arc diplomat- ically discouraged in I.imhiirc province, without retlrrlion upon cither. Homes, churches, schools, news- iapcrs and the military government i.ivc joined in the quiet cnmpaiRn. The basic theme Is that, the Rirlt should avoid attractlns the soldiers jec.iuse this might break up Ihe narried life or engagement of the iterators In America. If the campaign 'also prevents icnrtbreak among the. girls when lie front moves on, that too will w well and good. In the churches, pricsls and min- sters (this section is 00 percent Catholic) have been pointing out that soldiers fighting on foreign I soil are bound to be homesick and abjuring the girls not to tnke advantage of this understandable lack of resistance to feminine wiles. It Is stressed that the Amer- icans should be. greeted warmly, but that Ihe erecting should noV be car- ried too far. The daily newspapers "Vcr- Itas" said 'editorially that It would he. n national shame if Holland's debt of liberation was repaid by breaking up of Amer- ican homes. Maastrlcl.v parents obtained sunset-to-sunrise curlew for Dutch Birb undci 18. "In none of these ciiscs have the soldiers caused any trouble vmcn the police mndc the girls go a police report said. Johnny Doughboy can be dip- lomatic, too. Kremlin Caller LONDON. Dec. Mos- cow radio paid tonight that Premier Stnlin received U. S. Ambassador Avcrcll Hnrrlman flt the Kremlin today. Envoy Approved WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 IIP] The Senate confirmed today the nomination of Norman Armour of New Jersey HP Ambassador to Spain. He succeeds Carlton Hayes. True Son of Texas Spruns "Airs" Of House UROWNWOOO. Dec. 14.-W) H he can wear boots and his regular ranch clothes. Jim W. Phillips of Bynls will attend President Roosevelt's inaugura- tion ceremonies and a White House reception. Otherwise he won't go, says (he ranchman and Democratic fresidcnlial elector from Texas. He received a formal invitation lo the Jauanry 20 functions to- day. Phillips salil he would "seek lijhl on Ihe subject" Monday when he meets with other Texas electors in Austin to cast votes for Roosevelt. ;