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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN County Quota Series E Quota Series E .VOL. LXIV, NO. 178 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT A TEXAS NEWSPAm ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 16, 1944. PAGES United Presi PRICE'FIVE CENTS A invade lyiindoro Mac Arthur Troops Only 150 Miles From Manila Way to China's Coast Open to Air and Sea Churchill Draws Map Of Postwar Europe A LONDON, Dec. Minister Churchill dumped overboard present Polish exile government today, backed Russia's demand for a new western frontier, and drew a. map for Central Europe in which Ger- many would lose vast tracts of her northern and eastern territory. In an historic address, he.suggested a "practical" approach by the United States to Poland's future and, to that of all Europe, And disclosed a mysterious misfire in plans for a new meeting with Presi- w Roosevelt and' Premier Stalin. SigThree arleyPlan s Scheduled By The Associated Press WASHINGTON, Deo. sec- ond Koosevelt-Churchill-Stalin con- ference at last has been _for late January or early February. Dictating the need for It were new demands on both sides ol the Atlantic for consultations at top levels and grave concern over diver- gent courses of Allied diplomacy. The principal factor governing time apparently is President Roosevelt's schedule. It calls for a fourth term inauguration on Jan- uary 20. The meeting .will be held soon thereafter unless world events force a change in plans. The place is expecteti-to.be.somewhere.outside States. the decision: other .meeting follows weeks 'of dis- cord, some under the surface, some In over Allied, policies to- ward Italy, other areas once Infested by Nazis. It While there has-been .evidence of progress toward restored harmony, the size, of-the problems was .such to call for the personal attention o{ the Big Three. In addition, they have numerous other issues of-war peace requiring their attention -perfection of the Dumbarton Oaks security plan, for instance. While the decision that the meet- Ing will be held soon after the in- auguration helped allay some un- easiness over trends in Europe, .Churchill's pronouncement on Po- land produced a none too favorable reaction in the Senate. Assault to Kill Filed on Farmer Charges of assault with intent .to were filed yesterday by County Attorney Theo Ash against R. H: Andrews, about 70, of near Tuscola, who Thursday told officers he shot his brother-in-law, Jim Lackey, through the chest. a. Bond was set at in Justice Kf the Peace W. J. Ward's court. Andrews is to appear before the 42d district grand jury January 1. Lackey was reported renting well last night by attendants at St. Ann hospital. Andrews said he fired after Lackey had broken into his house. Silver Valley Gl Wounded in Action COLEMAN. Dec. 15 Walter L. Gipson, son of Mrs. Viva Glpson of Silver Valley and of El- bert Gipson of the Morris Ranch, has been slightly injured In action in Germany, according to informa- tion received here this week. young infantryman is with the First Army in Germany. He enlisted May 16, 1944, and received training at Camp Fannin. He ar- rived overseas the first part .of November. The Weather U, S DEPARTMENT OF TOMilFRCE WEATHER BUREAU AND VICINITY: Satur- day and Not much change In ..EAST. Saturday, and Sunday. Not much elm me in tempera- tures. 1 WEST Partly cloudy Sahir- day and Sundny. Not much rhanne Frt. Thlirs. HOUR I... 4U 3fi SI SI -in 37 :a M M W K 53 Illlth lo (Id unit -.IS. High Ion- name rfiitc Uit year: jbCHnl'i.! nlfrhl: .Sunrlxe Suniel lonlfbtr 41 4.1 10 41 .TO to D p. m.: Viallng 'In world significance his dramatic "blood, toil, sweat and tears" pronouncement which rallied Britain four years' ago, Churchill bluntly made these- main points to- day In the House of. Commons. Poland must accept Russia's demands for a western boundary running along the old Curzon Line, Including: the loss of Ivov. Poland, with British-Soviet would be free to ex- pand to the west, taking over all of East Prussia south and west of kpnigsberg, including dnce-Iree DaniSjf, and enjoying a 20-mile Baltic coastline rath- er than the old, narrow Polish corridor. By Implication, through omis- sion of mention, Russia wonW receive the of East .Prussia, to Ihe north. President'Roosevelt has been kept fully informed of Russian-British agreements' on.. the future, of Po- land.' V Mass transfers of population1 would be" made to prevent war-breeding minority problems. The whole story cannot yet be'told because, "I find great difficulty in discussing these matters because the attitude of the United States has not been defined with the precision His Majesty's government have thought wise to use." Restoration of the German popu- lations Inside reduced postwar boun- daries would cause no great diffi- culty because "six or seven million Germans" already have been killed "and more will be killed." "The fighting which will oc- cupy the spring and summer will Involve the fiercest and largest battles fought in this war. "It has been found impossible to arrange any meeting of .the three great powers; We had grounds for believing we might have met before Chrlslmas. Nothing definite has been set- tled. There ought lo be a meet- ing of the three great powers at the earliest moment." "It seems unlikely that the evil forces in Germany will have the power lo restrict the decisions of a peace, confe.rence." He reminded.the United States of "how much a failure on the part of the three'greatest powers to work together would damage all our hopes for the future of world government." The 70-year-old Churchill served notice he had no confidence in the recently-reconstructed Polish gov- ernment-in-exUe. Churchill made it clear that he wanted to see peasant-born Stanis- law Mtkolajczyk immediately re- stored as Polish Premier to lead the way io an accord with Russia and the Soviet-sponsored Polish Nation- al Liberation Committee which has set up shop in Lublin. While the bulk of his speech dealt directly with Hie "grim, bare bones of the Polish Churchill's implications went far beyond that immediate issue as he strove to bring the proposed Anglo-Soviet so- lution within the tenets of the At- lantic Charter. Solemnly he contended that there were no divei gencies from that po- licy in a solution which would give Russia pnrt of Poland and Poland part of Germany, contending that words were inserted in the charter which permitted such changes be- fore the peace table provided they are "mutually agreed." Although 'there has been no poll of Polish opinion on the subject, Churchill apparently took the posi- tion that agreement by Britain and Russia and the endorsement of the Lublin Committee met that con- dition. Associated Press Decries Propaganda MT. VEHNON, N. Y., Dec. 15 Expressing hope "Ihst foreign propaganda In the guise of news never shnll be undertaken by our government after the Kent Cooper, executive director of the As- sociated Press, said tonight: There should be no doubt as to what our Government's function as respects news dissemination ought to be. 'But because of rumors, nil au- thoritative statement of what pro- posals have been made and what ones are to have consideration Ir, due the public as early as possible." u JfCAPE ENCANTO 4 U Z O N :T Dhgalaii Bar MINDORO ISLAND, THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF WHICH IS LESS THAN 200 MILES FROM'MANILA, is shown in lower left of map. Upon this major island has been landed liberation forces which represent an advance in force across the full breadth of the archi- pelago. The Mindoro landing was the second amphibious operation by MacArthur's forces in the Philippines this month. (NBA Service Map.) __________ First Eyewitness Story of Mindoro By ELMONT WA1TE WITH THE ASSAULT FORCES AT MINDORO, Philip- pines, Dec. Sergeant William Hantone, of Canadaigua, N. Y., was the only man of his reinforced com- pany ivho found his progress barred in today's invasion of Mindoro, While pushing inland through brush from the northearn- most beachhead, he suddenly was clasped tightly. His "captor" was a native woman. In near hysteria, she exclaimed: "O so happy lo see you but so Evidently what Japanese were on the island had retreated speedily inland as the dawn bombardment of our ships paved the way for the Invaders. Small units of troopers pushed swiftly after them with no Imme- diate contact reported. The Yanks stood up to watch and cheer our destroyers but Captain Neil Taylor, of Greenwood, Miss., stopped that. "What do you think this Is? he asked. "A Saturday afternoon fontball He grinned. "Now get yourselves dug in." The appearance of Japanese planes at that moment speeded up the digging. Anti-aircraft fire dot- ted the whole sky over the bay. Ranging as far as the horizon southward from Captain Taylor's beacli were other landing areas. LSTs (landing ships with tanks) nosed in to the sand. Bulldozers crawled out with a splash and be- gan pushing piles of sand and dirt into driveways, or piers up to ships' ramps. Trucks other vehicles began pouring out. IVTcamvliile, double lines of men, facing each other three feet apart, formed from ship to shore. Along that double row came box after of provi- sions. Each pair tossed the box lo the next two men until Hie storage pile was reached. The only contact with the Jap- anese in the first few hours of In- vasion was a harra.ssing air attack by a few enemy plus a lone sniper who didn't last long. Flllppinos greeted troops on the northern beachhead with great bundles of ripe bananas and fresh eggs. Two of them eagerly offered a, native canoe us transportation to get this correspondent across a wide river and down to tile southern bcachcads. They refused pesos. They also refused American money their eyes gleamed at the sight of such souvenirs. "No pay, no pay, very glad help they said. Woman Shot to Death GALVESTON, Dec. Marie Charbonnct, 21, was killed in- stantly when shot In the forehead late 'Tuesday afternoon in a week- end bar shooting in which her com- panion, Tony Garcia, received bullet, wounds about the head, according to police. Justice of the Peace Orra H. Richmond returned a verdict of homocide. Bellinger Man Killed HI Blast BALLINGER. Dec. ny Cassidy of Ballinger died in the Bailey clinic at 8 n.m. Friday of burns sustained in an explosion at the Malcom Cassidy garage here where he was employed. Cause of the explosion, which oc- cured around p.m.. had not been determined last night. The building was damaged by the re- sulting fire. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Cassidy are pending. Stephens to Die AUSTIN, Dec. 15.-----The Board of Pardons and Paroles announced today it would not interfere witli the scheduled execution at Hunts- ville Penitentiary December 19 of J. B. Stephens, convicted of mur- der in Ellis county in the slaying of Deputy Sheriff Jess While. Bulletin SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15.-Tokyo radio said tonight in a broad- cast recorded by the Blue Network that a violent air and sea battle is raging in waters off the American invasion beachhead at Mindoro in the Philippines. MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines, Dec. A Naval-borne U.S. 6th Army force crossed the Philippines and gained a virtually bloodless beachhead on Mindoro Island, within 150 miles of Manila, Friday morning (Philippine General Douglas Mac- Arthur disclosed today. The daring amphibious break spanning the heart of the Japan- ese-dominated Philippines established for the Americans an east-west corridor through the archipelago which will give them access to routes leading to the coast of China, the Supreme Commander said. Swarms of carrier-based planes that day and the day before scourged virtually every Nipponese airfield in the far- flung archipelago, destroying more than 200, perhaps 300 enemy aircraft. The 600-mile overwater movement took the convoy-from Leyte, where the Americans first landed October 20, south and west past the Japanese-occupied islands of Mindanao, Bo bol, Cebu Negros and Panay but heroic guerrillas meanwhile had turned it into a fairly safe convoy by seizing airfields and strategic ports along the.way in secret actions just disclosed. Eyewitnesses told of the convoj going so that f were visible.' Three beachheads were establish- pri quickly on southern Mindoro. Elmont Wflite, Associated Press war correspondent, told of tanks rolling ashore, of bulldozers start- ing roads, of piers being erected and of engineers moving inland with troops to construct base in> stallaflons. (Tokyo radio said the land- Inir.i occurred near ?Jn Jose, which Is on JUindoro's south- Plow Into Lupe, Quiet Now, to Rest In Cemetery of the Stars BEVERLY HJLLS, Calif., Dec. was the life of vital Lupc Velcz and tempestuous have been the aftermaths of her suicide. Nonetheless, the hody of the little Mexican spitfire will he laid to rest Monday in (lie quiet and calm of Forest. Lawn cemetery in Glcndalc. Hcr's will be a non-denomination- al church service, participated in BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. Coroner Frank Nance today demanded lliat MIC Dis- trict Attorney begin an immedi- ate Investigation of all the cir- cumstances surroiindin g the death of movie actress Lupe. Velez. by scores of motion picture notables with whom she associated In her 17 lively years in Hollywood. Among the mourners probably will be the French actor. Hnrnld; Rumond. who Lupe. Indicated In 11' suicide nc'.e was the father of her unborn child. Ramond, still pvo- fesslng ills love for Lupe, remained in seclusion today while inimlgra- ,tion nuthorHlc." launched an in- i Query into his citizenship status. He j is a native of Vienna. Wracked by menial anguish over the thought nf bringing an illegitimate child into the world, Lupe wrote that she was end- ing her life and that of her chilli. She reproachrd Ramond for what she said was bis "faked" love for her and her baby. Ho, in turn, said lie was willing to marry her but that she termin- ated their relationship and told Mm she was not to become a mother. Coroner Frank Nance said lie would no'c decide whether to bold an Inquest until after a chemical analysis of the stomach had been completed, probably Tuesday. Nance, had demanded a full I'lvestlcation of all circumstances of Miss Velex' death, saying lie was dissatisfied with the way l.lin Beverly Hills po- i lice department handled the case. Particularly wns he. dissatisfied, he 1 said, over 'the delay in getting Lupc's notes to rtnmond and tier 'secretary, Mrs. Rtulah Kinder, who was nam- ed administratrix of the to estate. Nance said lie didn't receive, the. notes until sev- eral hours after the body was found In bed. By.The Associated Press Four American armies press- ed the great winter offensive Inlo Germany last night along a front of more than 150 miles. Lieutenant General Alexander M. Patch's U. S. Seventh Army, which waded ashore Just four months ago on the Riviera, join- ed the onslaught on the enemy's home soil with three penetra- tions at the extreme eastern corner of France. Before Patch's forces was the thick belt of the Siegfried, Line, defend- ing such busy war factory cities ns Mannheim, Ludwlgshaien and Karl- sruhe, the latter less than 10 miles away and already being shelled by American artillery. Thry against, but not across, tnc Rhine, and almost the length of Germany stretched between them and Berlin. The Nazis were reported meeting the newest invasion of their home- land with furious resistance after having fled the last 17 miles of Prance in three days. The three other American armies which pre- ceded the Seventh into Germany ran into the same bitter opposition once they crossed the Reich fron- tier. Lieutenant General Courtney Hodges' First Army, fighting through the mud of the. Cologne plain far to the north, drove, the Nazis from two more fortified See SIEGFRIED, Page 5, Col. 7 Goodfellow Fund Only Short Daily contributions to the Good- fellow fund are increasing as Christ- mas Is drawing nearer. With the anonymous contribution of S100 yes- terday, Friday's gifts totalled S2D4.50. The Goqdfellow total is nmv 51.244. Other contributions should be sent in at once in order lo give Ihf Goodfellow committee enough time to turn the money into food, clothing, and oilier gifts. Contribu- tions can be sent to The Gondfcl- lows, Abilene. Yesterday's contributors were: Mrs. Pred F. Scott 1.0" Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Penrod 5.00 Julia. Sayles Murphy 5.00 Dorcas class, St. Paul Methodist 10.00 Cash 10D.OO Dr. .Inhll A. Rolierson 5.00 Unit Nn. (i. First. Presbyterian 5 Sterling H. Wnoten 1500 Hoy L. Mills s-011 Lucille Shoppe 10.00 Dr. W. V. Ramsey 10.00 Cage Bros, nnd ,1. Floyd Malcolm 25.00 In Memory of Gloria 5.00 First Unit. Women's forum 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Price 5.00 Denton's Place 2.50 Total 20-1.50 Previously contributed Total to ditft 1 Despite Offer Of Armistice ATHENS. Dec. is Fifjhtlng continued in Athens In the rain to- rtny while the militant Greek left- wingers proposed armistice terms which tire understood to be accepta- ble In the British. T am Informed reliably that the EAM (National Liberation Front) leaders' proposal contained three main terms: Amnesty 'or leaders In the civil strife; a national Rovcrn- menl representing: all parties; nmi crc.-iiioii of a nscuc.v. Thr offer was withdrawn tem- porarily to meet British insistence that it IIP signed by heads of the KLAS, military arm of the EAM, as well ss by the EAM Cenl.rn! Com- mittee, hut it was reported unoffi- cially that thr British would agree to the proposals us the basis for an armistice. There wns n flurry oi conferences among the British commanders, Lieutenant General Ronald M. Scobie. the British Ambassador, Re- ginald Lcepcr; the British Resident Premier George Papandreou nnd Themisto- klcs Sophoulls, old-time political 5 leader who is seemingly acceptable to all parties. The possibility also was mentioned that, the Archbishop of Athens miglit west coast and were made bj about a division, which ordin- arily would be around men. The enemy broadcast was without Allied confirma- tion.) Walte emphasized 'che amazing case of the landings by saying a Sergeant moving inland with his company wns Halted only when a native woman seized him and em- braced him. Jim Kntchcson. another Asso- ciated war correspondent with tlie invasion forces, reported l.hc only persons encountered on one beach were some waving Filipinos nnd Ilielr caraiaos. Front line dispatches said the Japanese obviously fled inland when warships began shelllne the beaches and the Bdvanclt.yt Yanks still had not established contact with the enemy after pushing a considerable distance through the brush from the landing points. Although enemy forces attacked the Mlndoro-bound convoy several timer., they were surprised as to the Sec PHILIPPINES, Page 5, Col. 6 Ward Stores Face Government- Seizure he named temporary Regent pend- WASHINGTON. Dec. 15 ing a plebiscite to determine whelli- war Labor Board today posed a seizure threat for Montgomery Ward stores In seven cities if the company tines not comply with Ite edicts by Monday night. g a pl cr Greece is to remain a monarchy or become a republic. Some Athens sources said, however, that there was no indication that King Grorsc of Greece, now in London would agree 10 Ihis plan. Meanwhile I'miiting went on. with the ELAS hammering at British po- sitions with fresh artillery nmi with a renewal of sniping. British 25-poumlcr guns shelled ELAS concentrations in the Hills be- hind the stadium at Zappion and Brilisli reinforcement.1; continu- ed lo come In despite roadblocks erected hv the ELAS on many sec- ondary streets. Coincidence Girls Doing Fine, Thanks, While Papas Fight DKN'VKIi, Dec. 15 life of two eight-day old RirN has been Just one rolnclilwe after another: Their mnllirrs arr sisters; llielr lathers, .tUhouKh unrelat- ed, have (he same last name nnd ara serving in Hie armed forces; they were bolh horn at the same hospital on I'c.irl Harhor on Hie 52nd anniversary of their greal- gramlparcnts, Mr. and Mrs. >V. S. rallls. Hutchlnson, Kalis. Their biggest difference: Cindy Lou, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .1. Roger Olson, and Oery Sue, whose parents are. Mr. and Mrs. Oery Olson, don't '.ook much nllkc. Tots Burn to Death SAN ANTONIO. Dec. Two small children were bm-ned to dcatli and a third suffered second riegrcc bums when the farm home in which thry lived on the Satcher dairy farm caught fire today. Turkey Shortage CHICAGO. Dec. In- slitut? of American Poultry Indus- tries today forecast a severe short- age nf cliristnms turkeys but held forth the promise there may be piimigh chickens for holiday tables in the Middle West. ;