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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 6, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Overall Quota .......$3,80of000.00 Series E Quota .......$1,255,000.00 Scries E Sales Wed. .    $16,706.25 Series E Sales to Date $764,043.00 mst Abilene Reporter -Setts 'FENS E TO FRIENDS Oft TOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD [AAC 1IJ AS ll Byron EYEWINK FINAL WITHOUT OR WITH OI VOL. LXIV, NO. 19 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 6, 1944-SIXTEEN PAGES Associated Pre*s (AP) United Pros (V.P.i PRICE FIX E CENTS ■Russians in New Thrust Toward Brest Up At Minsk Bv EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW, July 6.—(AP) — \hc Red Army unleashed a great new thrust today in the direction of Pinsk and Brest Litovsk, while va~—ris of Gen. Ivan Cherniakovsky s ;qi bird White Russian Army were reported within 45 miles of Wilno, gateway to the northern Baltic republics. Like the beginning of the ♦’White Russian campaign, the new drive was launched with terrific artillery barrages op crating with mighty air support. It was too early, however, to tell whether it was a vcneral offensive. ’ Cherniakhovsky’s advance on Wilno from the southeast earned Robot Deaths 2,752 Winnie Wilno Tells House an GENERAL “CELEBRATES” 4th OF JULY-Gcner.1 BradleyattheLany.rdof.^onK ; Tom” 155 nun. He set this shot off at 12-noon to commemorate the 4th of July in    . (Signal Corps Radiophoto from NEA Telephoto)._•____ through Smorgome. where his cal- vary units were only HO miles from the borders of East Prussia, front l lisDatclv s said. Other Soviet troops mopping up the Minsk region proceeded with the liquidation of the battered remnants of the German 12th and 2<th corps and the 39th tank corps ;*lolodeczno, the latest major point to fall to the sweeping Russian offensive, was one of the mainstays of the Germans and a junction of JLh® Mi™*' Vilno and Polotsk-Lida rail roads. The way now appeared open • for a simultaneous «dvanee by ( herniak-Hovsk>Vl,iird WhiW Russian army and Gen. Ivan Bagramian’s first Baltic arm. into Lithuania and Latvia. There was no confirmation in A Moscow of a German report that the vital communications center of Hovel, 215 miles southwest of Minsk, had been evacuated by Nazi t™°Ps- _ (The Moscow radio said the Germans were counterattacking in the 'iRaranowicze arca, 81 mhessouth-west of Minsk, using infantry, tanks and aircraft. “Particularly fierce fighting is going on,” the broadcast Sal<Reuters quoted the Moscow ra-. din as saying other German counterattacks were reported west of Molodecz.no. but declaring ‘ the Red armv, however, is sweeping the Germans away in its drive to the WGreat waves of Stormoviks (dive bombers) hunted out the German salients in the Pin.sk marshes, blasting them from low levels and driving the Nazis along the few roads leading back toward the Gorin river and Pinsk. Military observers In Moscow saw **jn this new activity through the difficult marshes a challenge to Hitler’s whole central position and. it coupled with the southern White Russian offensive, believed it should LONDON, July 6— (AV-German flying bombs have killed 2,752 persons and wounded 8.000 others since blind robct attacks, centered on London, started three weeks ago. Prime Minister Churchill disclosed to the house of commons today More than 10,000 of the cascables J were in London. Churchill said, announcing that children already wetc being sent from the capital as they were in the blitz days four years ago. As the Prime minister gave a grim accounting for the first time of the effect of Hitlers new weapon the RAF again smashed at launching bases on the French coast whence 2,750 of the robot bombs have been discharged ta England in the past three weeks. Churchill said that so far ’ about 50.000 tons of Allied bombs have been dropped on these targets. More Britons have been killed by flying bombs in southern England than were killed in the first 15 davs of the battle of Normandy, Churchill disclosed. Although putting London on blitz basis, with casualty Usts be announced monthly, Churl hill served notice that military operation^ in France came first. "I do not want there to be any misunderstanding about it,’ he said. “We shall not allow the battle operations in Normandy or the attacks we are making against special targets In Germany to suffer." To a Commons that had been demanding vengeance for robot war-fare on civilians and had been un-easv over the government’s secrecy. ' churchill said this was hts answer to “what are you going to do about 1 it?" "Everything in human power, and we have never failed yet.’ azi Thousands of laps on Saipan Wait in Caves for Inevitable m,s r. w. ehb. City Pioneer,Dies (INVASION MAP—American forces took la Haye du Pints on the western French front and pushed on to take a turn four miles southwest and another six miles to the east and battling German panzers in the wooded region. (NEA Telemap)*    ________ ______________________ Fifth's Advance By J. B. KRUEGER Associated Press War Editor Overwhe* nut*' american forces which Iud caught the Japanese with too little and too late prosed forward t«day to «ipe out (he last traces of res.stence of newlyconquered Saipan and Noemfoor islands. __ ____——- A slaughter impended on Saipan. At the northeast tip of this Pacific 1,500 miles from Tokyo and Mrs Mary Ann Ellis. IKL widow of Caph Robert VV. Ellis, who came Near Standstill Bv NOLAND NORGAARD ROME July    'indian    troops of the Eighth Army have reached the outskirts of Umbertidc in the upper Tiber valley and arr threatening isle crowded the Philippines, Japanese by the thousands in caves, pillboxes, ( blockhouses and mountain passes, awaiting doom. Correspondent Howard Randleman said the Japs, soldier and civilian, were resigned to their fate but determined on a last-ditch fight against “Americans they know they can t halt. The Saipan battle was no walkover. Adm. Chester Nimitz said: “I think it will be a hard fight until most of them are killed.- As the Marines and Infantry tightened the trap they ran into ever-heavier defenses. Behind the front the cleanup of Garapan, Tanapag and isolated resistance points proceeded. Tokyo radio announced American warships bombarded nearbv Guam and Tinian and air-raided Rota and Pagan yesterday. These raids were in line with the Navy’s relentless attacks to hamstring all bases from which the enemy could come to Saipan's rescue. Japanese circles also feared, Se PACIFIC, Pg. 3, Col. 6 Condemned Officer Commits Suicide TI V 7 tiooriv RO vears ago as the outskirts or umberuae mine uppci    .............. to Allene neath 60    t ,    ^    (fj    F1()rrnce    west of Are7/0 Allied Headquarters announced a bride, died at 5.35 a..    ..    .Hffenins    German    resistance    brought    the    Fifth    Army    a    advance at her home. 442 Popular, she had resided more than hall a century.    .    . Funeral services will be held Bt IO o’clock Friday morning at the home. The Rev. J. H. Hamblen, of the First Methodist of which Mrs. Ellis has member 50 years, will collum, u v.,e service. Burial will be in the family plot In the old city cemetery.    . Mrs. Ellis* husband died In 1931. He came to Abilene when it was an infant village to engage in the grain and wool business and served the city as mayor in t ne ear y 1900 s. as a city council member and on the school board. He had come to Texas from his native Georgia after service in the confederate Army with the 15th Alabama infantry In the War Between the States. Residing first in Fort Worth, he moved to Conductor Dead In Train Mishap HAMLIN, July S.—(Spl.)—W. D. (Doss> Thompson, 61. Santa Fe con-1 ductor, was accidentally killed at the Texas Cement and Plaster Co. last night at 2:30 a. rn. while a train was switching on those properties. Former resident of Hamlin but now a resident of San Angelo, Mr. Thompson was believed to have been backed over by the train. No one witnessed the accident. When found the body was badly mangled which lead to believe it might have | ^the’ Texas Ac Pacific railway was built that far west. It was at Weatherford that Mary pastor church, been a duct the Weatherford ET. BEAUFORT SWANCUTT Lieut. Beaufort Swancutt, under sentence of death by an Army court martial, killed himself today in the Army's Letterman hospital at San Francisco. Military sources said he hanged him.>elf with a bedsheet. Swancutt was convicted by court martial at Camp Anza of slaying two young women, his com mantling officer and a policeman. He was wounded before his capture, and after the court maitial was hospitalized at the army facility here. June Wet Month to Water Department June was a hot and dry month according to records of the local weather bureau but a wet month if (ne takes the figures of L. A. Grimes, water superintendent. A total of 317,318,000 gallons or water was consumed by Abilene and Camp Barkeley during June of 1944, far ahead of last June’s total of 232,514.000 or last month's figure of 218,997,000 gallons. During the past month, 117,910,-000 gallons of water went from Lake Abilene to Camp Barkeley, | while Abilene consumed 54,572,0001 gallons from Kirby and 144,836,000 j gallons from Ft. Phantom Hill lake. Sabotage Wrecks French Railways IRUN. Spain. July 6— (ZP)—Sabotage and Allied bombing have so been run over twice. Mr. Thompson, who entered rail- ^    _______ road service in Denison when ll* Ann Ij0l.spoich was married to Rob-was 18, came to Hamlin in 1909 and ^ Ellis. They t ame to Abl-worked for the Orient.    I    ,enP    .shortly    afterward. He was married to the foamer Mrg KlUs was born in Tennes^*. She was 86 years and six lttcnt*VJ of age at her death. Her health Margaret Lasseter of Hamlin. They have one daughter, Eula Mac.    w    ...... ..... Funeral arrangements are in-1,    ,    hpen    precarious    since    the    first complete but rites will bo held in San Angelo where the family moved 15 years ago. Local arrangements are under direction of Barrow funeral home. Oil Pool Opened Near East Texas Field BARTLESVILLE, Okla., July 6— ^—Initial production at its No. I McMinn well, live miles south of Tyler, Smith county, Tex., opens what the Phillips Petroleum company says may be an outstanding oil pool.    B The company announced yesterday that the first production test of the well, flowing through a one-eighth inch choke from i ''{orations at 9,918 feet* yielded 9o bar- | friends. of this year. Several years earlier she had suffered a fractured limb, from which she recovered ^he was a daughter of Mr. and Mis. John W. Lotspeuh. Her mother died in her childhood. Surviving Mrs. Ellis is her only child, Buford L. Ellis, vice-president of the Farmers and Merchants national bank, a nephew and four nieces. Mrs Ellis’ son has been con-, nee ted aith the pioneer Farmers i i and Merchants bank all his adult life He was born and has lived all his life at the corner of South Fifth and Poplar where the family home has been since the city a early days. The tender affection between the mother and son was inspiration to their host today as stiffening German up the Italian west coast to a virtual standstill. American advance units along the ' coast were reported in the vicinity of Castlglioncello, some IO miles south of Livorno (Leghorn), but they were encountering heavy fire from ail types of German weapons, including 170 millimeter rifles with a range up to 20 miles. The Germans launched four fierce counterattacks yesterday against Americans holding half the town of Rosignano, but all were beaten off Further Inland heavy fighting also was reported in the outskirts of fastening, but I nited States tank forces succeeded in driving a mile and one-half northeast of Monte Calin! under sharp fire from enemy troops lodged on high ground outside the town." An official spokesman declared “the enemy Is particularly nervous about Fifth Army movements and Is keeping all highways under constant artillery fire." Northwest of Siena the Fifth Army was reported encountering remnants of the 162nd I ur-eoman and 29th Panzer divisions. Allied headquarters reported bitter battle in progress eight miles south of Ancona near the Adriatic coast. In that area the Eighth Army occupied Badia and San Ino, retaining the latter against a counter-attack. E s Lag as 5th Deadline Nears Two days are left In the Fifth j War Loan drive which officially i ends July 8 and. although Taylor county has far exceeded the overall j quota of $3,805,000, Series E bond sales are lagging at around 60 per- j ent of the $1,225,000 goal .sales of the E security throughout July will count toward the Fifth quota but if sales continue at Wednesday’s pace, $16,706.25 it will take about 30 more sales days to make ip the deficit which now stands at $490,957. Some 400 new bond salesmen. Abilene Boy Scouts, will launch a house-to-house camass tri-day morning in an effort to revive purchases of the smaller bond. The scouts will take or-rirrs only for ti These orders will be turned to issuing agencies and purchasers will be asked to call for the bonds and make payments. Scouts and local drive leaders will meet at the city hall tonight to map plans for the canvass. Working with the boys will be Interior Area By WES GALLAGHER SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Al- lide Expeditionary Force, July 6— (ZP) Three more towns have fallen to Ll. Gen. Omar N. Bradley’s foot-slogging American i n f a n try men flanking La Haye du Puits. the Germans’ western anchor point in Normandy, Supreme headquarters announced today, and the French underground army has liberated whole I sections of France. I The Americans took Glatigny, four i miles southwest of La Haye and I Scorman, nearby, in the sector near i the west coast, while six miles east ! of the besieged town they captured La Butte, advancing their lines to the edge of the Morass, the Marais 1 de Gorges. Fighting continued in tire streets I of La Haye where the Americans had captured the railway station, and heavy battles raged for the wooded high ground to the southeast in the Forest de Mont Cast re. While the Supreme command announced that 1.313 square miles of Normandy had been liberated—a n average o f 43 square miles a day since the invasion—British and Canadians in the ( arn sector at the eastern end of the battle line clung doggedly to < arpiquet. three miles west of t acn, aud waged a bitter fight for a no-man's* land airfield just to the south. Stressing the help being given by French interior troops, the Supreme command in * special communique said these forces were engaged in fighting on a largo scale against regular German army units. Areas liberated by the French were named as the district of \ er* 1 cors, southwest of the Swiss border; part of the department of Gers, between Bordeaux and Ioulouse in southern France; the department of Doubs. just west of the Swim frontier; the department of Am, northwest of the Swiss frontier; the department of Ardeche on the west side of the Rhone valley in southern France. “This fighting Is not a question of picking off stragglers or small units hut of bearing tho brunt of heavy German attacks and engaging regular German army units,” Supreme headquarters explained. It added that in IO days the French underground had caused 24 train derailments, destroyed two tunnels and caused wholesale delays in German troop movements, including a whole trainload of tanks. Several armored vehicles have been captured and 150 Germans killed and 15 prisoners taken In one engagement alone. (The German-controlled Vichy ratiio asserted that American troops which yesterday entered La Haye du Puit-s on the western flank ol the Normandy front had retiree northward after a violent Gernmc counterattack. i A later German broadcast alsc Indicated the Americans had beer driven from La Haye du Puits. "Several prisoners were taker during a counterattack after th* M. an of leis of 40 gravity yellow-green color I crude oil in 12 1-2 hours With a gas-oil ration of 2,800 to I and a pressure of 4.600 pounds per square inch on the tubing. Tile new strike is 20 milos west of the East Texas field, 20 milos southeast of the Van pool and 15 miles south of the Hawkins field. are Z u rn a Languages Trouble Monetary Delegates BRETTON WOODS, N. H.. July 6 —(/Pl—Language and communication difficulties, involving chiefly Surviving nieces Douglas Dempsey of the same address; Mrs Charles M. Waters of Ruidosa, N. M.. Mrs. Louis R^ Daughter of Sen Antonio, wife of a United States Army colonel who was imprisoned by the Japanese in the Philippines; Mrs. Lillian Clem of Dallas, wife of an Army colonel on the Eighth Service command staff. The surviving nephew is Lynton T. Dempsey of Jackson, Miss.    ,    . . . Palbearers for the funeral of Mrs. Ellis will be D. D. Parramore Charles W Barnes, Elmon Hall, Lawrence Daniel. Lyle Tarpley, W Ansley, Fleming James. John Seek Extradition of Man from Oklahoma Sherif! W T. McQuary and Deputy Red Williams were in Lawton, Okla , today to request extradition of Wes Hobscn on a misdemeanor conviction of possessing whisky for purpose of sale. Hobson was fined $500 and costs by a jury in county court a year ago. He was released on giving a check on an out-of-town bank for that amount. In accepting the check, county officers ascertained he had sufficient funds in his account, but when they presented the check for payment, Hobson had withdrawn all his money from the bank. MoQuary took with him extradition papers signed by governors of both Texas and Oklahoma, his office reported Caldwell county chairman, George American penetration into La Hay* r Blankenship and Ed du Puits. which was cleared again, Barron, B Stewart of the city steering committee, and Charles Rutledge, scout executive. • • * • Today is free movie day at seven Abilene theater*. Purchasers of E bonds at official war bond tsootlas; in front of the Paramount and Bob bv Walker theaters will be given a lief ticket which will be good for admission to matinee or night shows on payment of tecleral tax. Theaters which will honor the free tickets are Paramount, Majestic. Texas, Bobby Walker. Queen, Star and Palace All theaters will have admission by regular tickets as usual._ RUSSIANS IN NEW THRUST—The Soviet armies today unleashed a new thrust toward Pinsk and Brest Litovsk (at bottom of map) and were within 45 miles of W‘ln0, gatc-*vav to the northern Baltic republics. Moldeczno (3) on the raii line to Wilno was the latest place to fall to the Russians. The Reds pounded ahead toward (I) Daugavpils and the Germans reported they had evacuated Rowel (4) >n°WPo. land. Berlin said Russians had landed on five islands (A) ^arva bay and that counter-attacking Finns had regained two islands. (AP. Wirephoto). oiage ana mneu uuu.ums    .    Russian    delegation,    emerged    to- wrecked the French ti amspor a o rfay M one Qf Lhe major potential OCT Ilia Ila,    WUU ____,____ TlnitoH    Na* of travel ' tioas Monetary conference system that the monopolize all means have suspended sending French workers to Germany for the present, advices from France said today. Enlistments of Freficnmen for the German labor service continue but press, main in France until further notice because of the transportation tangle. Although the conversations have not yet reached the stage for decisive action, a source close to the conference said the Soviet group was experiencing difficulty not only now according to the French I In communicating its views to oth- HIU, ie. el keeping in close contact with the' o. Will D. is in B. Ray, Nathan Morris. Minter and Charles Motz. Laughter Funeral home charge of arrangements. At Brother's Funeral Mrs. J. B. Wright, 757 Peach, as in McKinney where she attended the funeral Monday of her brother, S. B. Lucas, 63. Mrs. Lucas was engaged in the insurance in McKinney at the time of his death. Former Sagerton Resident Buried SAGERTON. July 6    — (Spl.)— Funeral for Willie Balzer, 50, former resident of Sagerton, was held in Robstown June 29, with the Rev. | H. C. Ziebe Lutheran pastor and Rev. Raymond Wilson, Methodist pastor, officiating. Mr Balzer, ginner in Driscoll the past 20 years, died at his home there June 27. Survivors include his wife; two children, Leon of Robstown and Martha Jean of Driscoll; his mother, Mrs. K. A Balzer of Sagerton; a brother, Richard Balzer of Colorado; and a sister, Mrs i stegemoeller of Sagerton. The Weather x department or commebii WI MHI R Bt RI Al ARII ENE ANO VICINITY - fa*®? Cloudy thi» afternoon, tonight and Frl- *EAST TEXAS Partly cloudy thU^fL emf ion. scattered uth po WEST TEXAS tonight and Friday afternoon south portion. ^ partjy cloudy thia aft- said the broadcast.» Ax the Doughboy! advanced virtually foot by foot against the stubborn Germans, a furious tank and infantry battle raged near Caen on the eastern flank of the Normandy battle area. The allied communique said Canadian and British forces held firm against a strong German counterattack in the Carpiquet area, just west of C aen. Headquarters announced that Nazi troops were more densely packed in defense positions in the I aen region than on any battle ground in this or the last The Supreme command said that the German troops there had reached a concentration of one division to slightly less than three miles of the iront a situation that leaves little room for maneuvering. .. _.    The    Allied troops also are close- thunderihowers in ^ packed with little freedom of movement.    __ crnoon tonight. *nd F ru*f' t •>, hours Maximum temperature last 24 hours 91 Minimum temperature last 12 hours. IM. TEMPI RAIT RIS Thu Wed Wed-Tue A M Hour PM. 74    76—    I— 87    87 75— 2— 88 74— 3— 89 72— 4— 90 69— *— 89 68— 6— 90 69— 7 - 88 74 _ 8— 85 80— 9—78 84—10— 75 SS—ll-— 75 86 12— 74 70 68 68 67 66 67 75 79 82 84 86 Will ’sunrise this morning  ........... s    49    !    Aug.    2,    1941. gunsel tonight Texans to Receive Damages From U. S. WASHINGTON. July    — a* i President* Roosevelt has signed leg-9(1 tslation pre*”ding payment of $5,COO J! to Mn. Hagai Simpson of Odessa, 9- Texaa, and $3,000 to Mrs. Nat Price, “ Jr of Graham, Texas, for personal j in lur IPS and medical expenses incurred when the Automobile in which they were riding collided with an Army truck near Graham, ;