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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1944, Abilene, Texas but W WAR BOND SCORE i Wei Loin iy> Salti tr.ij month MORNING A TBCAS WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OK FOES VOW ABILENE TEXA9 TT-fni7QnAv f V te r> v 11 Ll II muifOUAi ftiUnlNlfxb, JANUARY IS PAGES Press (API Vnltfd Prest FIVE CENTS aunc hN w Off Weather Bringsjew Feed. Fear, Area Escapes Blast; Panhandle Hit ft By HARRY HOLT Blowing in out of the cold Panhandle, a razor sharp wind yesterday whipped across the snow-dotted West rjexas .range, chilling live- sTbck on thin rations ami tossing new fears at harassed ranchmen. The territory seems, how- ever, to have escaped from the cWitches of what started oul to he the worst spell of the second one in less than a week. At nightfall, the temperature was higher than mid-afternoon when Die snowfall peppered Abilene and really covered the area to the south, hampering traf- fic and causing schools to be ffemissed early. _ tlieromometer here climbed from the afternoon low of 23 de- grees to 27 degrees al 8 p. m. But, what's four degrees to the hungry sheep, scat and cow whose gaunt belly represents a deflated ranchmen were asking trUTnselves and anyone who would listen last night. These animals need heat producing protein feeds ind need them badly during spells of this sort. i for trie'most part, livestock In this territory seem fairly'well fortified on the high concentrates for the time being, a survey made yesterday afternoon revealed. This survey of feed dealers, oil fll operators, ranchmen and bank- showed: 1. Uvestcck losses In this terri- tory have been nil. 2. Reports of livestock losses in the Panhandle and New .Mexico have been grossly exaggerated. That feed from this area Is on iB way to the stricken Panhandle and other points, 'though the quan- tity is insufficient to meet needs. 4. That practically every ranch- man in the territory has enough feed on hand to tide him over the .fbll. 5. That the worst is yet to come, February and March being the mos: critical months, and more feed will have to be distributed during that period. _ 'There was concern in almost every that the "howl" from the Panhandle may disrupt the nor- mal flow of the protein feed, antl it- was generally agreed that lhc si'.eep and goat owners of the Ed- Plateau would be the next ones 10 result or weath- er that has been favorable to bitter- reeds, which prosper in February. Oil mill operators said they un- derstood 350 carloads of protein feed mostly soybean cake and have been allocated by the Commodity Credit corporation for Ihe Panhandle. Of this, 200 cars Is See LIVESTOCK, PJT. 5, Col. 3 Captain Hughes Mns Decoration STAMFORD. Jan. 12 Capt. Hollis M. Hughes of Slam- ford, 36. has been awarded the Sliver Star for gallantry tt> action, li addition to the Purple Heart wounds received In action tn Italy. Captain Hughes Is the son of L. A. Hughes of Stamford. His wife, the former Winnie King, daughter of Ralph King of Stamford, and two sons, Melvyn and Kem, 8'iTd daughter, Sarah, live here. On the night of September 13. whiic in command of an infantry company of Ihe 36th Division. Hughes WBS wounded II times oy fitments of a high explosive Ke was given firjt aid. but rrfu.'cd to be evacuated, and ric- ito severe pain continued In command of his unit until he consciousness. A few days later against medical tiice. he returned to his com- holding a dcffnsive po- near Mount Chirico. Hughes continued in command rf his com- pany until It was relieved. Hughes Joined the Texas Na- tional Guard as a private In 1933 M was commissioned a second In June, 1940. He was mobilized with the Kattonal Guard in November. 1340. He attendc.1 Officers' Training school at Port Benning. Gs. He went overseas April, Heavy Losses Mark Greatest LONDON. Thursday, Jan.' -Sustaining n record loss of 64 planes, an American aerial task force of perhaps heavy bomb- ers and long range fighters shot down more than 100 German air- craft Tuesday to carry through a crushing at Germany's des- perately guarded fighter aircraffin- dustry with results officially des- cribed as excellent. The operation, which struck three assembly plants in the heart of the Reich, was heralded here 'today "us the opening of the air war. 'invasion front" It brought virtually all of (he German air force Into the sky- something Rcicns Marshal Her- mann Goering never was able lo do during the battle of Britain. Of the total planes lost. 59 number of U. S. were four-enEincd Flying Fortresses and Liberators MARINES SMASH JAP TRIAL TOREINFORCEBORGENBAY ADVANCED ALLIED HEAD- QUARTERS, Sew Guinea, Thurs- day. Jan. 13 Marine artillery smashed a Japanese night attempt lo land reinforcements at Borgen hay. near the Marines' In- beachhead at Cape Glouccs- er. New Britain, and the enemy's ellorts to halt the Icatbcrnccfe' idvar.ce have cost him more than dead so far.- The sinking of lirn troop-filled birjcs was reported in Gen.. fast-moving Aussics and American invasion Iroous at Saicor. less than 60 miles to the northwest. Increased enemy targe traffic along lhc coast from Sajdor to Sio, to the south, has uccn re- ported, and these craft have been hard hi! by day air slraf- mf and nijjlit PT patrol boat allacks. 1'orly-tlircc of the barges, many of (hem loaded with troops, were sunk or dc- ADVANCED ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, New Guinea, Thursday, Jan. New Britain, invaded by the S. Sixth Army last Dec. 15 still is in American hands and Tokyo broadcasts of its "recapture" constitute a "com- plete a spokesman for Gen. Douglas MacAr- itttr said (oday. {A( New York, XBC said Wednesday night Tokyo radio reported thai Japanese ground forces had "recaptured the enemy base at Ar.iive, Xeiv Britain. and five were fighters'. Returning American airmen safd the Germans sent up every type of to ward off the bombing attack on Oscher- Eleben, Halberstadt and .Brunswick hidden away in a strongly defended part of Germany within a radius of 120 miles of Ber- lin. A U. S. communique, an- nounced the attacks irtre made wilh "excellent results" ajrainst the fijrhlcr assembly plants and said "olher targets also wtre hit with good results." The air battle developing out of the operation was one of the great- est of the entire war. A German admission that the Americans held the upper hand in the attack came from Fritz Baekmann, a German force commentator, in a DNB broadcast dispatch, he said: "This time the advantage was with our enemies. The appearance of close bomber formations over Germany had the same terrifying effect as the appearance of the first tanks in France In 1917. Technical superiority may shift, but this time the advantage is ivith ule enemy, xxx The enemy had n-.ore favor- able conditions for aiming at their targets.'' Heretofore, these German fighter plane factories, irhich arc turning out the Nails' strongest weapon to v.ircl off an invasion, liad liccn ou( of range of heavy daylight raids. Ger- man plane production facilities now ire known to be virtually entirely concentrated on the manufacture of fijhtrrs. While the 64 American planes shot down constituted the greatest 'oss of aircraft ever sustained by Ihe U. S. Hghth Air Force, the loss Douglas MacArlhur's rommimi- ouc Jl also s.ifrt Ilial the Marines werc maintaining steady pressure in the Borpcn bay sector, where has been heavy arounil Jlill 660. American personnel was slight ly lower than in the Oct. U oper ation against Schweinfurt. A. tota slroycd Monday and Tuesday. neainsi scnweinfurt A t lllrtll half the record 124 bomOers and 12 fighters claimed by the Germans In a day-long series of propaganda broadcasts. They compared wilh the SO heavy bombers and two fighters which failed to return from the raid on Schweinfurt Oct. 14 and the twin Schweinfurt-Regcnsburg raids three miles, along Ihe cosjt of the Huon peninsula in New Guinea, and Ihe Japanese apparently are at- temptinc to evacuate troops threat- ened with entrapment between the month; a btatint; comparable concciHratir.g bombings in the p; which have prcrajcd invasion. on Australian jungle-fighters have MOO to'is have been''IDC UCtl H Scliwciuftirl raid lot made adiar.ce. this time dropped on tlitsc bases so far this i f32' wcrc down. but the total of 307 dotroycd In the Aug. U bailies remains the highest Nazi loss in a single day. The C. S. communique, de- layed longer than any similar anpounecmenl has been Mid: Oschcrslcbcn iliicct were ohscrvrd on machine vhops and other In-lillitiom manufacturing Focke Wulf- 150s. llalherstadt a Junkers-88 and component plant heavily hit. "Al Brunswick two of three assembly building pro- dncinit Messerschmilt-llOs nere destroyed and the Ihfrd was badly damaged. "Other Urjretv also hit with tood results." Morrow Escape for Big Spring Youth BIO SPRfNG, Jan. 12- Thomas Marcus, 17, was gassed and trapped in a storage tank he was cleaning at a hotel here last night and liremen worked for an hour and a half before lifting his limp body through the tan' 's small op- ening. Doctors say he will recover MICTII it because firemen were able to force mation oxygen into the tank, S Notional Exchange Held Up by Japs WASHINGTON. Jan. 12-w _ The Staic Department revealed 10- day that Japan has so far refused to discuss a third exchange of Na- tionals until it received a report on treatment of Interned Japanese In this country. Spanish representatives In charge of Japanese interests here have been requested to supply Hie fnfor- to Japan, department Allies Capture Fortress Town; ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Algiers, Jan. German high command an- nounced today that Nazi troops had lout the fortress village of Cervaro "after hard and it was consid- ered possible here that Amer- ican forces already were push- ing on beyond the town to- ward Ihc key city of Cassino, only four miles away. There was no official confirma- tion that the village had been taken. Seventy airline miles from Rome, Casslno Is on the main island rail- road and highway that, thread a series of valleys northwestward to the Eternal City. Progress In the. Casstno [iljln was slow as a sudden thaw afatn brought deep, sticky mud. The Allies' new round-lhe-clock Balkans bombing For- tresses by day, rtAF Wellingtons by ntght-sMfied' Its assault to the big Greek port of Piraeus after Its shat- tering Kow the previous day at Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. The American bombers went In unerringly with their Lightning fighter escort and mined tons of bombs on-moles, Jetties, warehouses and railway facilities of the port which serves Athens and through which supplies pass to German forces In the Aegean. Portress crewmen said many fires were started in the harbor and that one warehouse blew up. Thirty- eight Nazi fighters challenged the mission over Southern Greece. For- gunners shot down five enemy planes arid their escorts destroyed another three. Seven American planes were' lost. As in-the raid mi Sofia, the U'b- ehgined British' Wellingtons then swept In after dark aiid, guided by fires set by the. Americans, dumped another huge load of explosives arid incendiaries. A broadcast by the Cairo radio today reported Hut Bul- farian government ministries were hastily evacuating Sofia that the civilian population was taking to the country cm a large scale since Monday's smash at the Bulgarian capital. The Eighth Army front rear the Adriatic remained quiet except, for patrol skirmishes, with Lt. Gen. Sir Oliver Loose's forces awaiting the Tight moment to resume their drive on the port of Pcscara, Two Nazi Subs Sunk by Planes WASHINGTON, Jan. 12-W) Destruction of two German submar- ines in the South Atlantic, one af- ter five nnd onc-linlf hours of bat- tling in which six Navy and Army planes participated, was reported by the Navy tonight. Both submarines were sighted, attacked and sunk by planes (lying search missions from Ascension is SNOW COVERS WIDE 'lElHtl.EE time within a week, while chilling winds out o[ the hard-hit Panhandle sector shoved the temperature to the low 20s in Abilene ii f'T, fCl! 'V rjlrly lhp and again during and ii i llcavlcsl precipitation apparently was to the south and Rochest 'raCe er reported only light snow. h HI p Ta-lor was heavier and drifted badly. School was rtisuilssril at Tuscola In oriler that would nave more time lo nuke llielr runs. Shep, til the soullmest corner or Ihe county, also reported heavy snow with the Butlcrflclil hlch- very slippery. Heavily laden trucks were stopped at Blackwell because of slippery pavement. ft snowed most of day at Stiyder, tvldi the cround being well afSon "ehl fa" Bt m mid- In far West Texas. Pccos received Ms hw'esl snow since 1918 La- mesa, In Bordcn county, rcponed a six-Inch snow Snow fell nlso al Midland. Dig Spring.. Odessa and Wink nnd covering an area as far north as Sterling City, east to Eden nnd west to Marfa. Cloudy and continued cold weather was forecast for Abilene so cold 'hC was cloutiJ' ensive Wide Gap Made in Nazi Line Skcl was ovcr in Eas dEe "''S' area of the slate, while forecast for the Panhandle A report from Amarillo disappeared when mi f stm crippled from the blizzard of last week. im-Df. ,C, m trfM sappeare when clouds lifted In the afternoon. However, a cake of ice and snow, formed Dec. 9. was still on the ground and some highways were still treacherous. Snow from two to live Inches deep covered the sheep country as skies cleared and the temperature continued to drop. A low of 18 dtsrtfs expected last night. arca turlllcr to livestock. District Agricultural Agent w. I. Marshall declared that the cold will cause cattle to suffer heavy shrinkage. A few small farm Hocks of sheep are lambing, but, he said, the majority are well protected Bus schedules from San Angclo to Fort Worth were cancelled and truck lines cancelled runs because of hazardous travel conditions Livestock feed continued to be a chief worry among stockmen Cat- lemen reported at Anmrillo it was still impossible to chSk the ran e for losses and that an increasing amount of feed was being shipped into I nrt Rt Sa" COl.tlnued to b? i ,h ombers roared down on one sub- narine dropping 33 depth charges and strafing the U-boat's decks. Two Army planes also Joined In the fight dropping 10 demolition bombs. The second submarine, the Navy said, was destroyed "A few weeks atcr" by a Liberator, blowing up shortly after it was blasted wilh depth bombs. Commander Named CAIRO, Jan. 12 Air Vice Marsha] sir Gcjth Rodney I'ark, air officer commanding, at Malta, tonight was named air officer com- mander in chief of the Middle East. THE WEATHER I. s. 01- rnnjirncr, MKATHKII ni m.n .inil.KM: .tM, 1KIMM: tr.ut, .n i men of his class, to go Inlo Ma- rii-.c corps training. After primary study at the Grand Prairie Naval Air Station and advanced wort: at LT. GUV KEMPER t.'onal (raining nt Melbourne. Fla. Ilclorc being assigned n combs; grosip on Ihe west coast, he spoil, a week at Lake Michigan, niaWn; landings on an aircraft currier. Lieutenant Kempcr visited his parents, who live at 324 Sycamore, the latter part of June and went Into foreign service some time in September. LONDON, Jan. The Red army has opened an- other offensive, this time in Southern White Russia near Mozyr, and in two days of fighting tore a 19-mile gap through strong German de- fense lines, Moscow announc- ed tonight, while 130 miles to the southwest the first Uk- rainian army, continuing its attack, captured the import- ant town of Sarny. Shock troops in the new offen- sive, about 75 miles from the old Polish-Russian frontier In a. sector inactive for weeks, captured over 30 tovms nnd hamlets In two days' fighting, Including Davldovlchl, 37 miles north of Mozyr oo the railway to Zlobln. Germans lighting behind elaborate defense works gave Hussions a stubborn battle, but had no more success in stopping them, than did the Nazis lo the south, said the Moscow communique're- corded by the Soviet monitor from a broadcast. In addition to rapturing Sirny, an Important German slrongpolnl, the Russians also extended their spearhead Inla old Poland by taking Bombro- vitsa, a district cenlcr 2o miles north of Sarny, Tills gave tho Russians a front 35 miles Inlo old Poland, a front astride the Vitna-Rovno railway and forcing lhc Germans back 135 miles lo Brest-Lltovsk for- their north-south, line tn (he South of IRe Sarny area, Gen Nikolai Vatutln's first Ukrainian army also captured 50 towns and hamlets in the Novograd VolynsM area. Muzlillovichi. only three miles from Korels, a highway junction, was taken In this IB mile west from Novograa Volynski. The left wing of Vatiitin's heading south toward the Bug river and the Rumanian frontier met one. of the German counter-attacks in many days of continuous Soviet advance. The Germans struck back with large Infantry and tank forces but were repelled, the conmmnlqm said. South of Belaya Tscrkor In the Dnieper bend where Vatu- iin's forces were nearest a junc- tion with Gen. rvan S. Konev's second Ukrainian army offen- sive, the ilu'sbns captured sev- eral populated places. In one of their strongest counter- attacks since the Russians began' iheir current scries of successful of- fensives, the Germans lashed out east, of Vinnitsa with heavy forces, seeking to stem Valutins left wing pushing ioulh toward the Bug river and Rumania. nvlLIHVI al .MCTKCI C.VD Corpus Christl, he studied opera-'successor has not been named. Joe Cypert Resigns Joe Cypert. deputy tax collector of Taylor county for the past six- years, has resigned his position to enter business at Mcrkcl. Cyperl's Abilenian to Get Bombardier Wings BIG SPRING. Jan. _ Gerald C. Mann, attorney, general of Texas, will deliver the graduation address for Class 44-1 at the Big Spring school next Saturday. This class Is the largest yet to graduate from the Big Spring school, snd Includes: Robert T. Selman of Amarillo. student offi- cer: .lames H. Afsinson. Abilene; and Zwinglio W. Frsusto, El Paso. CRUISrU s FOR ANOTHER bow hWn off In a sonihwcst Paofic .attic wilh the Japs tlm U. S. cruiser, lett, was fitted will, temporary bow, righf and sent (o P.idget Sound Navy Yard Bremerton, Washington, for repairs. (U. S. Navy Thoto from NBA Telephoto) ;