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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1944, Abilene, Texas NfWS 'ffATVKlS, JfLfMATS Abilene Reporter MORNING VOL. LXIV, NO. 184 A TEXAS NEWSPAPE1 WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY- AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, PAGES__________Associated Press (AP) Vnited Press (V.PJ PRICE FIVE CENTS (J..S. Studies Closer Co-Op With Allies WASHINGTON, Dee. Growing demands on lioth sides of the Atlantic today (or closer Allied political cooperation set American officials studying possibilities for Improved consultation machinery. ,.-Linked to a plea from British Secretary Anthony Eden for more regular meetings of top Allied statesmen was a feeling that 'steps should be taken now to fill the between the enrt of Euro- pean fighting and establishment jkf a world peace agency. Only continuous channel for exchange of views outside of normal diplomacy at present is the European Advisory Commis- sion. The EAC, however, deals almost exclusively with plans' A for Germany and has no auth- ority of its own. It can only make recommendations. Expansion of the EAC or forma- tion of some new group to take.its place when Germany collapses is fpected to' come up for discussion the next noosevelt-Churchill- Stalin meeting. Some officials think however, that steps to tighten Al- lied political lilies must be made before the -big three get together late next month or early in Febru- fy. One possibility Is that Secretary of State Stettlntus may go to Eng- land to talk over' Anglo-American policy and confer on closer coor- dination. Actually, postwar problems already confronting the Allies In llb- ated countries. British difficulties in Greece have called the attention of diplomats here to the need for regular high policy talks. farmer Charged In Fatal Crash James Douglas West, route 3, Sny- was at liberty last night on S3.- 000 bond charged with negligent homicide which grew out of an au- tomobile accident in Roscoe early Sunday in which Carmon Beathel Collier, 11-months old-daughter of Mr.'Mid Mrs. John Emory Collier -it Inadale was killed, pant. E. L. Posey of the State Department of Public Safety, announced last night. Injureci in the accident were Dor- othy RiV.', a passenger in the Col- lier car. West and Mrs. Collier. _West waived an examining trial 'Sid is pending action of the grand Jury. The accident occurred at the In- tersection of highways 84 and 80 in Koscoc. Collier was driving north on 84 and West was going west on Investigating officer was H. Ray wens. Jordan Boys Home for Holiday Visit The Jordan hoys. Capt. Robert snd J. B., Jr.. are home' for holiday visits with their father, J. B. Jor- dan. 1649 Butternut. T> Captain Jordan, who suffered ali eye injury Jan. 4 in India, is ac- companied by his wife and is en- route from a West Virginia general hospital to McCloskey general hos- pital nt Temple. injury occurred when the 'Siptain and other members of his air transport command unit were attempting to rescue a crew from a bomber which crashed in Assam. The bomb load exploded, killing the crew and one rescuer, and injuring ttveral rescuers. Captain Jordan wears a ribbon designating the Soldier Medal, awarded him shortly after. Abilene Sergeant Awarded Citation T-Sgt. Edgar E. Etheredae, 1314 Oak, has been awarded the Soldier's Mcdnl for bravery at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mn.. Aug. 30. creation states that "while m.s unit was on bivouac a gasoline field range exploded, showering burning gasoline on a soldier who started running and thus fanned the blaze until it enveloped him from, head to foot. Sergeant Ethcr- j'ge saw the man's mortal danger and with complete disregard for his own safety, ran to his Sergeant Ethercdgc suffered pain- ful burns, Jche citation continued. BATTLE AREA ON FIRST'ARMY ar- rows indicate focal point of fighting reported so far in sector where Germans have driven into U. S. First Army lines on the western front. Shaded line is hatllefront at start of enemy push, which was reported December 21 to have, slackened, possibly to permit consolidation and reor- ganization. (AP wirephoto Load Rips at Cologne LONDON.'Dec. 21 heavy bombers struck into Ger- many last nisrht in a twin blow against freight -yards at Cologne and Bonn, on the Rhine 20 miles south, after other British Lan- caslers had made a daylight at- tack on the German railway town of Trier. Weather continued bad and even Goodfellows Ask Speedier Tempo The Abilene Goodfellows fund Thursday had an day and lead- ers expressed the hope for a step- ped-up tempo todny and Saturday. The day's income boosted the total to with the goal set-at Unless the goal is was pointed out, the Goodfellows will be unable to bring customary Christ- inas cheer to all needy families. The Future .Farmers of America Thursday made'their annual con- tribution of canned goods and to- morrow morning the Gcodfellow matinee for children at the Para- mount theater will augment the supply of food. But further contri- butions of money are needed, it was pointed out, to secure clothing and other necessities for all considered needing them. Admission to the matinee will be' by presentation of canned food only. Contributions yesterday included: ...r. and L. R. Rush R.flit Carpenter's Lncnl I SIM .M5.no .1. E. Stoive...................... Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Pr.itl .l.flO B. 0. CIccklcr. W. C'. Hodcc, Jack .Tones. Raymond Freeman, T. K. Marshall and T. I, Collins, total TJ.nn IV. Coke -J.r.n Broadway theater Cash Owens furniture W. J. Murray Veterans sf Forricn War H. T, Owen R. E. O'Renr Mrs. r.obi. C. V.'.-sil'rook In memory nf his father bv Jack Belsky Cash E. .1. Fowler R. Y. Buchanan "rnwnie Seoul Troup Valley View School fi.no in.nn 1.0 Former Barkeley GI-Arfisf Missing Missing in flight since Dec. 7 is T-Sgt. Samuel David Smith, soldier- arYist formerly stationed at Camp Barkeley. his. fiancee, Betty Jean Ha5's of Abilene has been informed In a telegram from his Mrs. Jeanette Smith, Albuquerque, N. M. One of 43 American artists com- missioned to do paintings of this war for the historical museum the daylight raiders, which drop- ped an estimated tons of bombs were forced to use night bombing instruments to roach their targets through the heavy fog. U. S. Ninth Air Force fishlers rose from their bases on the continent to accompany the 200 British heavyweights to Trier, 28 miles northeast of Luxem- bourg city. The Lancasters, es- sentially night attackers, return- ed home without loss.- U. E. Eighth Air Force Fortresses and Liberators equipped, for day bombing only again were ground- ed as the British heavies took ad- vantage of their night-raiding ap- paratus to brave the murky weath- er that has stopped almost all air support for Allied troops attempt- ing to stem the German drive. Meanwhile, Italian-based U. S. 15th Air Force heavy bombers ham- mered rail targets at Rosenheini. 35 miles southeast of round- ing out seven' straight days of blows at Southern German communica- tions. Throng At Lupe's Bier BEVERLY HILLS. Calif., Dec. 21 Hundreds of friends and ad- mirers today thronged a mortuary for a final glimpse of the once-fiery Lupe Velez, Mexican actress who last week took her own life for un- requited love. Garbed in a white robe, the form- er star wore golden slippers and a diamond bracelet with gold links, the lone selection from her vast array of costly jewelry. Her head rested on a pillow of white gardenias and a gold crucifix entwined in her fingers. Floral pieces included gardenias from Harold Ramond, European ac- tor named by Lupe in a suicide note as the father of her unborn child. Chief mourners Lupe's moth- er, Senora Josefina Vclez Villalobps of Mexico City; a sister, Josefina, and the tatter's husband. Private Gordon Anderson of San Antonio. Lupe will again lie in state to- morrow until the funeral, which is scheduled for 2 p. m. The body will be sent to Mexico City at a. m. She will be buried in the Panteon de Dolores (Tomb of sorrows) in the Mexican capital. Texas War Output Billion This Year DALLAS. Dec. More than Washington, Sergeant Smith has oric_half billion dollars In .watinnrrl ill Africa and Is war contracls wns spcnt Texas during the first 10 months this year, the Regional War Production Board said today. The Weather U. S. DEPARTMENT OI-' COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU r ARII.KNF AND VICINITY: Partly cloudy Friday. Saturday fair, not qulfr fAST Parllv rlntidy. rxtrr.mfi snuth portion mid uitr oasl Friday. Saturday fair, winds on diminishing Trl- VvEST. Partly clnudy, not qilltf KO cold In raiihandtc nnd South Tlains Friday. Saturday partly cloudy, ttfl k Th Wed. lo' 10 Tlui ri. Writ. P.M. HI; in .11 ,11 XT 3'i RS Illeli anil low lemprrature.1 lo fl p. l'4 and Midi and low i.inir datt last nanTl uiurt hvl nirhl: Ihls mnriifnc: Sunset tonight: been rationed i" Africa anri is thought to have been on a flight from China missing. The Texas mural in Service Club No. 1 fit Barkeley is one of the many pieces of work he did here. A solo exhibit of his Army paintings was i given at the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts in January, 1941. Yank-} magazine printed some of his work j while he was hero ant] has recently carried a double-page spread of his paintings in Africa. Joan Runs From Stand In Tears LOS ANGELES, Dec. Joan Berry burst into tears and rushed from the witness stand to the arms of her attorney during a dramatic moment today in the Char- les Chaplin paternity trial. Miss Berry had just identified two letters she wrote from a hotel in Tulsa, Okla., to Chaplin who, she contends, fathered her H-month- old Carol Ann. Previously she had denied under oath that she spent a day and a night with J. Paul Getty in a Tulsa hotel room and that she had slept many occasions" in the Bev- erly Hills apartment of Hans Ruesch, a writer. Late today court adjourned until Tuesday morning. The letters were introduced over insistent objection of Joseph Scott, Miss Berry's counsel. One said in part: "Why do we have to prow up Into cheap little good-digging After he read it to the jury, Charles E. Millikan, Chaplin's attorney, asked Joan if she had mean to write "gold-digging" instead of "good-digging." "I don't she replied tearfully. The 24-year-old former drama student of Chaplin maintained her compoosurc during earlier periods of the day, except for one outburst when she wept into a juror's hand- kerchief. She spoke clearly and emphatic- ally, in the murmured, barely audible replies which char- acterized her testimony last March in Federal court, where the com- edian was acquitted of Mann Act charges' involving her. In that trial, a J. Paul Getty, Identified by newspaper clippings as a wealthy oil man, testified he was acquainted with Miss Berry and.had seen her in Tulsa. Miss Berry broke down and sobbed, one hand over her face, after admitting a note purport- edly written in Rucsch's apart- ment on the night of December 30-31 ;vas in her handwriting. Later she said she didn't re- uiember writing the note, penned on the back of a Selective Sen-Ice form York anil" rcatiing, "Forgive me. I cannot get him out of my system. I did 'care for you. If only Charles has provided means for-me to live I would have wanted to know you better. Forgive me." Tears streamed from Miss Berry's eyes as she- cried: "Oh, please! It doesn't prove, nny- thing except that I was in love with Charles. It's not important and.you know it. You're just bring- ing in other She dropped her head, fumbling for a handkerchief. One of the women Jurors leaned forward and handed Miss Berry hers. Chaplin's attorney, charlrs E. Millikan introduced 'GWO other notes See Jnan Page 14, Col. 2. Germans Slash Way To Liege Unchecked By NED NORDNESS PARIS Dec. unchecked German winter offensive rolled 32 miles through Belgium and slashed a vital Allied highly 18 miles south of the Belgian fortress of Liege in what was'described today as the greatest battle in- volving American or British troops in this war. A second and equally menacing drive swung south westward and rumbled three-fourths of the way across the tiny duchy of Luxembourg to a point 48 miles from Sedan at the French frontier. Vanguards were 10 miles from the Bel- gian road center of Baslogne. Only on the flanks in Luxembourg on the south and In the Malmcdy-Savelot sector on the north had the German advance been halted. One enemy armored spearhead, the bulk of a panzer division, was being ground to bits in a trap of steel near Stavelot. The Initiative remained definitely In the hands ot the enemy. Su- pi'cme Headquarters, reporting German advanced positions as of noon Tuesday, save no hint that the drives had spent their momentum. Many American formations have been badly mauled, supplies have been consumed and lost, and the doughboys In the trenches see in the German drive a reverse which may prolong the war many months. One American counterblow on the north narrowed by nine miles the 55-mile wide neck of the German bulge into Belgium and Luxem- The valient fir.nl of the doughboys, a U. S. First Army staff officer declared, had bought time in which counlcrmcasurcs to check tbe Ger- man rush could he prepared. (A German broadcast, declaring five Allied divisions had been com- pletely smashed and that seven oth- ers were in retreat, asserted the "steamroller offensive" was driving Hop-Skip and Jump Jo Manila Poised GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines, Friday, Dec. American fighter planes are flying against the Japanese from a newly-constructed airdrome on Mindoro Island, less than 150 miles from Manila, General Douglas Mac Arthur reported today. The announcement that the new field hacked out on Mindoro's south- west coast is in use marked attainment of the primary objective In the landing; on the island a week ago today. Its Importance, both to the Amcr- Texas Water Demand Jumps Percent British Strafe Greek ELAS As Promised ATHENS, Dec. ish tanks and rockcl-flrkvv fighter planes shelled and straf- ed ELAS concentrations north of Athens today upun expiration of the 9 a. m. ultimatum in which Lieutenant General Kon- ald M. Scoliic warned the Greek Leftists he would use every available iveaprmpin an effort !o restore order. 1 Sherman tanks climbed the high, monastery-topped Liknbettus moun- tain, their 75-imn guns shelling and scattering ELAS groups around Avcrof PriEon and the military academy. RAP fighters pm-poinfed other troublesome posit i o n s, n n ri nt Omoniii square tank-supported par- achute troop patrols marie a series of sorties. It was not immediately clear how much effect Scobie's on the ELAS forces. Nor was there any further word of political devel- opments toward a truce. Capt. Mack L. Hays Wounded Third lime Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hays Sr., 2817 South llth. worn informed yc.s- that their son. CapL. Mack mands in Texas have increased 7.- 000 per cent in 50 years, for out- stripping The State's population Rain of 287 per cent in the half century terclay L. Hays Jr., holder of lour military decorations, was wounded in action AUSTIN. Dec. dc- nee. 9 over Germany for the third time. Commander of the 29th division rifle company. Captain Hays was wounded Sept. 4 in France and rar- from 1890 to 1040. j licr had been Brazed on Ihe fore- These figures were cited today j head by a machine bullet, by the State Board of Water Enci- Besides the Purple Hrarl. he holds neers in reporting on its activities for the last two years to demon- strate the vital importance of wntcr conservation if Texas is to continue its expected industrial and agricul- tural expansion. icans and the Japanese, was dem- onstrated as the enemy sent 29 planes against Installations there Wednesday. Eleven of the raiders were downed In fierce aerial com- bat with American Lightnings and Thunderbolts. One Anfrrican fight- er plane was lost. Closing of a so-called "pin- cers" in the Ormoc corridor, on I.eyte island's northwest coast, means that the First American Cavalry from the north and the 77lh Infantry Division from thp south have joined their ad- vance units alonjf the Ormoc road. The Japanese, particularly on the east side of the road, were striving desperately to keep a gnp open so they could slip through to Ihe west In the direction of Palompon, their remaining escape port. But'the-NIpponcse were well ECtit- lered. While there Is still stiff fighting ahead by isolated pockets, their destruction continues. An nrt- enemy dead were the Ormoc corridor ditlonal counted in Wednesday. A freighter transport was set afire boats off coast. Amcriran planes, con- .ill.-irlis on Luzon bland targets, smacked BataiiB- as, lianMKiiiK iiiJTr piiilies psrk- ed nn the airdrome and barges in Ihe Hatangns river. U. S. air patrols widely over Japanese dominated islands Nazis'Version Of Offensive Dec. 21 man broadcasts declared tonight thai Field Marshal von Kund- sledt's "steamroller offensive" had cut the vital highway "on a broad front" and was driving the "enemy In the Meu.se valley" some 35 miles farther west. One Berlin commentator asserted the U. S. Third Army had rushed north into .southern Luxembourg in an attempt to stem a second drive pointed toward Sedan, but snid "none oT those movements carried out by the enemy have thus fnr led to nny noteworthy success." An analyst fnr DNJJ said the "offensive rolls on tonight" and "all our assault divisions have not yet been thrmvn in." "The German he add- ed, "awaits the expected climax of the bottle with qniot confidence." broadcaster. Dr. Max Krull, claimed five Allied divisions "al- ready me completely smashed" and seven others were in "hurried re- trcnl." The attack, he snid, WHS backed by "rested replenished infuntry divi- sions which are equipped with tanks________ _ ________________ of the most, modern type, with spn- lintrrprci-cri'in late dispatches as on- G. by Catalina flyinp !cini nnlllnnk Rims niul motorized ar- ]v for recrouninc and fresli Mindoro's northwest which develops extremely bioiw.Vnrt had spread mobile firepower. amon-' civilians all the way back The NIL 1 propagandist, RrfrliKinhifofar GoetdirN, wrote in hh periodical, "Das Reich" flint the Hrit tali-American of- fensive In the west had failed "and nmv threatened to (urn Ihem." One Berlin commentator said "it WASHINGTON, Dec. Russia has assured the Allies that a powerful Rctl Army win- ter offensive is coming up. toward the Meuse valley, which is some 35 miles west of advanced ene- my positions reported today. (One Berlin military, commenta- tor said the Third Army had rushed up into southern Luxembourg.) Field Marshal Karl Rudolf Gertl Rundstcdt had hurled up to 15 divisions probably more than men in- eluding five or six armored divi- sions, into this desperate offen- sive which was badly upsetting the Allied time-table for the conquest of Germany. V-bombs rained down on Allied positions and rear base areas. 'A slackening of the main drives was SOMEWHERE IN BELGIUM, Dec. alert military policemen today captured four German soldiers In-American uniforms who were driving: a Jeep loaded with enough dyna- mite to blow up a strategic bridge, and handicap scrioijsly (be movement of If. S. nrntored columns up to stop the German brenkthrrnifjh. of the Western Pacific from tbe Philippines southward .to Timor and New Guinea, sinking or damaging several small ships, burses and lug- Bors, bombiiii; airdromes and other enemy installations. New Ireland was attacked heavily in one of (hoc operations. Dive- bombers dropped 54 tons of explo- sives on buildings at Kavicug and another n7 tons on airdromes, sup- ply facilities and troop concentra- tions on the Gazelle peninsula of New Britain, and at Bougainville, In the nearby Solomon islands. Baptist Leader Dies TEARKANA. Dec. 2! the Infantry Bndgr of Merit. The Bronxe Star and the Silver His wife 1.s Ihe former Gladys Thompson of Ran Antonio and a brother, Pfc. .lack Hays, is stationed on Bougainville. New Fire, Casualty Company Chartered to the Bclxiiui capital. FOR shrouded tnc front, krep- IMR Allied might aprmiml. Only one sortie was attempted. ItAF blasted the German west front garrison and railway town of Trier back to thr Luxembourg front. The. powerful nm-lhwarrt drive, (raveling 30 mile? in three and a must of course lie reckoned with that General Eisenhower will na- turally make went and Irnaclous iiinlf1" "t'hc" hamlet of efforts not only to ward off the la milns south of clvilian- acule rlanqer now threatening his ]cvacuatcd Liepe, Supreme Head- armics but also to recover the lost Kaid A report from British-Canadian headquarters declared a German armored column had reached Wer- bomont. about, two farther and the all-important lateral highway leading from Liege See LIcKR H, C'ol. 1 Krull said all territory overrun by the crossinp of thr Lirgr-Rasto- Kiic-Arlon hichway now was firmly held, although within 11. were "some rcinainine nests of resistance." onr pof wlilch. "with a garrison of several Ihousand men. has been liquidated in thn snowy Eifcl." i------------ The Eifcl mountains ranee through Rhenish Prussia westward j Army into Belgium, and this may have been a reference to the a! St. Vith four miles insidr "RrlrJum. Holiday Inductions WASHINGTON. Dec. company, No Stuffed Shirts George W. Bottoms. 84, Texarkana. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21-I..P) ..s Allird rrporl.s .snicl Grrmnn al-i Ohnrlorins and licensing of the ;trn ls on st villl Tin- Army suspend Us draft ln- Cominratal Fire and Casualty cor- ]intl brcll frustrated. duction machinery for Chiistmas noralion a fli'c and casually (or New Years. Dcnnrtir.rllt announced llnday that nil December 24 and 23 and apart) nn Ucreillb'r 31 and Jan- uary I "there will be no pre-in- duc'tinn physical examinations, no idnnions of Selective Service re- id transfer" of induc- Baptist philanthropist'whose reli- i President Hnnsnvpll and Vice 'rc.s: mtcr SPVIT.-I gious contributions nmountert to dent-elect Ilnrry S. Truman li.ivn i Tir, firsi with headquarters Dallas, has liren announced by pnce CeilinqS Seen John B. Miles. Dallas capitalist and insurance executive. For LlVC Cattle The company. Mills, president.; said, will operate through local i WASHINGTON. Doc. 21 fuTiiis exclusively and plans to Trndr rrprcsrnUUivcs Govern- 1 states immrfiifitrly. nirnl officiiiN uilkni fonifili: nf prifr to thrir i to re-in.Mire on liu- runic while than died at her decided they will wear more home here today .liter months' several business suil 'back porch inaugural January 20. ordinary i of ihr Federal Underwriters tors from livestock Males :irr.mml _ at the White House j Exchange, to ploacc S500.000 on the, an opposition conference lor lomnr- Qt I LOSES VIllCIQI I books. License Office Closed Saturday The state drivers license office in Abilene will be closed Saturday and Monday to permit celebration of the Christinas season, E. D. Van- dcnvorth, examiner, announced last night. U.S. Troops Outgeneraled, Not Outfought in Effort To Check Nazi Counfer-Offensive on Western Front i The- ceililias were demanded .iv Dec. Ches- I York City and Nr.v Jersey inf-a: ler I1. Lay. 43, professor of nccoimt- !rirpl'-r, on the coulenlion liial lack iim and management nt the Umvcr- lof Mich cnntrol has sent beef into, fit v of Texas, today announced ac- I !hc biari; market and made il impus- of Ihe presidency o, Soutli- ifihlp lor dealers to operate IcRally cm Illinois Normal University at al. profit. i Cai'bondale, 111. By WES GALLAGHER WITH AMERICAN ARMIES IN" GERMANY. Dec. 21 The bloody, hailing slrufEle now in progress on Ihe U. S. First Army Front is Ihr crcatcst sinplc battle in which either American or British troops have been involved during this war anil the Initiative still Is tie- finitely in the hands of Field Marshal Karl Gerd von Rund- stcdt. This immense battle is con- stantly growing in size, with footll sides throivinff in ien.s nf thousands of men every few hours, but the fighting still Is largely being played to von Rundstcdt's tune. Only on the flanks In Luxembourg In the south nnrt the Malmedy- Stavelot front hi Ihe north has the German advance been halted. It Is going to be n black Christ- mas on the Western Front whether formations have been bndly mauled, i truly. supplies have becii used up and lost, i It was not due, however, to and the doughboys in the tcrnchcs any shortage of men and mater- sce-in the German drive a feal ot j lal in the broad sense, arms which may delay the end of The Allies have n siiperioiilv In 'men and materials alone the West- ern Front, and no instance come to light, to dale where llin defeat WASHINGTON, Ore. Davis, dirrrlnr of the Otlicc of War Information, to- day supported one nf his aides who bad protested against a news blackout on Germany's counter-offensive. the war many months. It seems apparent thai (he Amcriran armies have been uut- gr.ncrallrd but not outfought In the first days of Ibis attack. In- diviilually and collectively, the junior officers ami fighting men In precarious positions have ris- rn lo .surprising hdghls. There undoubtedly are multiple reasons for the American setback and It is point! lo tnke. weeks ai.d or not the drive is checked. Many perhaps months to assess them of any particulai unit was caused by ruimiiiK out of ammunition or personnel shortage within the unit. The Germans had superinrily at Ihe point of attack and pieli- ed the place for (lip assault with rare and cunning. Such super- iority is always essential for a successful attack and Is a fun- damental of warfare. Hard fiBhtin? dnuehhoys and tank..miles into Relcium crews were stfivliiR mliihlily today southwest, of fipa. to take the initiative aw.iy from the of his rrir.forcemcnl.s lo spur on his drive, and it remains to be seen whether HIP German offensive, will be hailed or break out, afresh. If the offniMVp crimls to a lull in !he fare of the furious hoy defence, Itie will pass Ivoin the crucial into a new phase where Genenil Kif.enhower can take steps to regain the initiative. Germans and In some sedors were succeeding, but vou Rundstcdt's ol- feusive bulncd deep lulu Belm'.uu and the fierce reached Ihe ciitical period. Von RundilcU is committing more The weather continued to per- form like a life-lung mcinhpr of the HS iKlite Guardi, wllll a thick to- liuciiiiu; cround level and Allied air Mlperiorily. A slmht lifiini; of the censorship blackout allowed disclosure that the Germans had reached Habirninnl, 30 few ur.lcs Other spot.'; permitted to be men- tioned as German penetration points were and Lccrvailx, about three-fourths of the way across northern Liixcr.ihoui'R, nml Con- f.dnrf, five miles inside the little duchy to Ihe southeast. Ihe Western Front Last Night I'.V THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Canadian First and Kritish Scuind Army: front linrliallRril. C. S. Ninth Army: Line along Koer river unchanged; pounded German movements Knee with arlillrry. r S Firsi Army: Germans drove wedges into its hue on north mid Soulb. r, miles into llplgium and Ihrcc-fomths of way across Luxembourg: rounler-offensive contained alone line from Monsrhau lo Slavrlnt in north, hut enemy's southern armv menaced route (o Sed'in and the MPUM-. Bad weather grounded Allied Air forces. r. S. Third Army: Completed riming of DHHngcn and drove farther in Sircfried Line north of Saarlaulrrn. i: S. Seventh Army: Withdrew fron> Himdetbnl and Medcr Scblrllrnbaeh, inside Reich northwest of Wisspmhonrg as ITSisUnco stiffpiiPd; Germans tillered bark Into Iterg. near Rhine; advanced In "rfrst Army: Lost a village northwest of Colmar but ad- vanrpd a milp at a point 13.miles west of Colmar. flfllli Infantry (Third Completed plrarmg of DlllP.ngfll. This GbbaS War- SUK DISPATCHES ON PAGE T1VO ;