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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 9, 1944, Abilene, Texas WAR BOND BOX SCORE Overall Quota .......$3,805,000.00 Scries E Quota  $1,255,000.00 Series E Sales Saturday $20,875.00 Series E Sales to Date $849,824.25 Che Abilene Reporter -Sfletos J     —    \rrr'    cvt?nr?!i vrv rn u'DRI Pi PX \C.T1 ,Y AS IT GOES.”-Bvron SUNDAY WITHOUT OR Tim OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES.--.,™ A TEXAS 3*Jdf NEWSPAPER SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 9. 19J4 —THIRTY-FOUR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS dsiocUited rreu MPI Vnitei Preu rU.P.i PRICE FIVE CENTS VOL LXIV NO. 22    A    TECAS ^ HKWSPAPiB    ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY,    ......................... Hitler Holds Prolonged Military Conference; Takes Over Command in West III ll VI I I wl VI J I Iwlvliy    I        report*    t    extremely    difficult    to    funnel    good    troop,    into    the 0 LONDON, July 8 By RICHARD RAISCHKE _(/P) Adolf Hitler has been in urgent consultation smh his "top military leader, ainee early this weekend a M«co«' report G"d von Rundstedt. Ss ISS STS SMM »«£-•* produce an acceptable peace through prolonged, bitter Ugh. g. Mosca* radio quoted Yakov Viktorov, correspondent newspaper Pravda. the west, naming Field Marshal Gen. Guenther Von Kluge M the front man for the eclipsed Von Rundstedt.    ,    lhat i Another Moscow broadcast quoted a Tass dispatch as sa. mg Von Rundstedt had been placed under house arrest. Information filtering out of Germany said the major point of con- ] troversy among German commanders in the east. west and ^outh ^ cerned their varying manpower requirements, at the military conf ret c , A complete revision of defense plans may be made before the end of the month, this information said. Even taking into consideration the fact that some of the reports coming out of Germany may be Nazi "plants" aimed at creating overconfidence in Allied countries, this appeared to be a trustworthy review of developments: I. While no final decision apparently has been made, the Germans probably will throw more reserves into the France in an effort to inflict the heaviest possible losses on the Allied troops there. 2. Von Rundstedt stepped out of the picture as the "first error man for refusing to commit larger forces in Normandy. He One important ^intbrou^t up was    ^    strength-    S^ad^en    ported    "hold    inf    off    for    fear    of    new    Allied    landings    elsewhere of the saying that Hitler himself had taken over in withdraw German troops from Norway and the Balkans, there^ s’tr*£R. ening the core ol resistance around Germany itself and avoiding the risk of having those idle occupation troops cut off from the homeland.____ along the coast 3. The need of maintaining crack divisions in the west will make it command. extremely difficult to funnel good troops Into the eastern arena, Ibut th* Germans hope to make a stand by the end of the month, probably behind the Wists < Vistula * river in Polars 4 Civil:ins and families of German civil servant voluntarily ha a been evacuating Poland and East Prussia during the pastJO day* ._Hu*t refugee camps in eastern and southern Germany have been oulered to house them. 5. Commanders on the Russian front are worried by steady Sari withdrawals in Italy because of the danger to their holdings in the Balkans. 6 The death of Gen. Edward Diet!. German rommander in PHniand. probably was another signpost of difficulties inside the Reich high REDS FIGHT IN WUNG; BATTLE OF CAEN RAGES AND HIS ’FRONTS’—Adolf Hitler shakes hands Berlin Road Main Supply Backbone Cut LONDON, July 8—(AP) 28 Area Counties Over Twenty eight counties over a wide West Texas area had surpassed their overall quotas in the Fifth War Loan drive Saturday, according to figures compiled by Lockett Shelton, assistant regional war finance manager, and The Reporter-New’s. Of the 28 that pushed over the top, 15 counties had also met Series E goals. Only a few scattered counties in this section of the state had failed to meet the quota on at least the overall sales. While the drive officially closed ] with Saturday's sales, Series E puv-chases are to be counted towaid quotas July. through the remainder of j Th-e RPd army today captured ] MORE SERIES E SALES ASKED gelf taking charge of the strategy    nninn last year and reached this country from London fhoto) Entire Populations OI Towns Massacred The picture was taken Baranowinze, important for (AP Wire- tress on the invasion route to Taylor county stood    ^ WaresW    fought into the top on overall Quota when th®A? t , Warsaw.    tough    ^ar    Loan drive came to an official streets of Wilno, and cut tncjcloM, yesterday but the job of sell- Wilno-Daugavpils railway, one ing ji‘,255,000 in Series E bonds was of the German supply back- only about 68 percent completed Both Sides Lose Many on Saipan Bf the Associated Press •The long expected Japanese on S.IP.n with sudden ferocity on a passing any previous kind in the central and western PYt'waThurled back with heavy fealties to both sides Adm C irs-ter w. Nimitz reported yesterday • s other Allied communiques old of the recapture of filing J” ^ n _ eastern China, the slaughter of_I . Bv the Associated Press Cold-blooded massacres of virtually the entire I t Crook village of Distomo and the French Milage June IO the second anniversary of the massacre and destructs of Lidice in Czechoslovak.*. ^ ^    ^    yll. lage. 12 miles northwest of Limoges in central France, came . from the British Broadcasting corporation, which said 1,100 out of a population of 1,200 were slain. The Greek puppet communique a copy of which was received Friday in Izmir (Smyrna) Turkey, said the populace was shot and the town burned in reprisal for the deaths or 30 German soldiers in a fight with Greek Earn and Andarts guerrillas the previous day. At Distomo, according to information received among Greeks in Izmir, men, women and wailing babies were slaughtered impersonally. This account said that after the guerrilla battle on June 9 German SS (elite guard) troops on the afternoon of June IO surrounded Distomo, herded all inhabitants into the public square, and there chopped them down with machine guns. bones for defense of east Prussia and the Baltic states, Moscow announced tonight. The slaughter of 28,000 Germans trapped east of Minsk and the capture of 15,102 in four days also was announced in the cUily communique. The Russians since June 23 have killed or captured approximately 275,000 Germans on the basis of Moscow announcements. Berlin said that Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov's long-rested First Ukraine army had gone over to the offensive in the southern part of Old Poland between Kowel and Lwow, thus extending the fast moving Russian front to a lance of 500 miles between Sales of E's will count on the quota through out July, however, and bond leaders believed yesterday the goal would be reached before the end of the month. Sales reported throughout the county for the drive totaled $849.-824 25 for Series E and approximately $4,725,000 for all types of securities. These overall sales were 124 percent of the quota assigned the county. New sales added included Saturday sales for Abilene’s two banks and postoffice and weekly sales for ra dio station KRBC and banks at Trent and Tuscola These totaled $20,875. Merkel sales and sales of other scattered agencies for the week were unreported. Trent has set the best record in the countv bv nearly doubling the overall quota of $50,000 set for the town. Sales there since the drive's start total $92,836.50, of which $15.-562.50 were Series E's. L. E. Adrian was local chairman. Tuscola bank, which has also handled sales for Lawn, Bradshaw and Ova lo, has had Fifth War Loan sales of $59,510 of which $26,510 were Es. Of the total, $21,743.75 was credited to Lawn, Bradshaw and Ovalo who also claimed $18.743 75 of E's. Elmon Kirby was local chairman at Tuscola. Counties over the top on both the overall and Series E quotas in- i elude: Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Coleman, Crockett, Fisher, Martin, Men-1 ard, Reagan, Schleicher, Upton, I Runnels, Shackelford, Sterling and Sutton, Over on the overall only include: I Crane, Ector. Glasscock Haskell Howard, Irion, Jones, Midland, M*t-| chell. Nolan, Scurry, Taylor and I Tom Green. Runnels county reported over the top on both overall and Series E Saturday with figures released by W. J. Hembree of Ballinger, county chairman. The overall sales were $1,275,864 against a quota of $1,025,000, while the E sales were $475,276,50 against a goal of $475,000 TEXAS $25,000,000 OVER ex- 1 counted on Fifth War loan totals A breakdown by banking centers showed the following sales rn Runnels county. Ballinger $281,275 and $768,525.25; Winters $129.838 50 and $309.55850; Wingate $19,06925 and $26,469.75; Rowena $14 848 and $3.-296 and Miles $30,245.75 and $135,-243 7. Rowena was the only town failing to meet its quota, Hembree said. Coleman county, which earlier In SOT. WELDON* MARM!ALL Sgt. Marshall, 1 Ovalo, Missing Since June 23 months of SSSrtSTmle'rn'Tndt™ and the KSS-TS* y- J" ms superfortress raid on Japan ann AmeXT^tern Hank at dawn Thursday and acivairced I wJdv close combat until I haU*l shortly before noon on the skirts of Tanapag town. „ At the end of the battle th* • Japanese were hack "here they started, cooped m on the north arn tip of tho islanI mated 1,500 were killed in inc futile assault, bringing to about 10,500 the known JaPaIJ®** h ,f rn on saipan, or more than bal* •the estimated original garrison. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of other Nipponese dead have not been counted. American ground troops suffer-"numerous casualties Pieing the counterattack, ^A° savage Chinese counterattack in southeast China was successful ind ttfeT captured Lith*. Japanese Then, the account said. Germans walked among the massed corpses, firing pistol bullets into the head of every body that twitched, and trampling the life out of any infants who had been shielded by their mothers’ bodies. Then they burned the village down over its dead. Daugavpils (Dvinsk) area of Latvia to the Carpathian mountain approaches east of Lwow. While Moscow had not confirmed this new offensive, Berlin usually announces the unfolding of Russian drives ahead of Moscow’. Zhukov's troops are on the southern flank of Marshal K. K. Rokos-sovsky's First White Russian front armies which have taken Kowel, only 170 miles southeast of Warsaw. and which also are only 45 miles southeast of Brest Litovsk. Bug river stronghold captured by the Germans in the first few hours of their 1941 w;ar against Russia. * + * Rokossovsky's troops and those of Gen. Ivan D. Cherniakhovsky’s third White Russian front swept I through approximately 740 towns 1 and villages during the day, said the communique broadcast by Moscow and recorded by the Soviet monitor. The progress of Marshal Ivan Bagramian's First Baltic army, hammering only a few miles from the Latvian border, was not given in the communique. Premier Stalin announced the capture of Baranowicze, which is DALLAS, July F—(AV-Tcxm^ta- j^ ^ r,x„, grand opportunity and time yet ?o reach every quota assigned to it and round out a perfect war f inane - ceeded its $464,000,000 Fifth dis-1 Loan quota today with more than the $25,000,000 to spare State Chairman Nathan Adams of the war finance committee of Texas said that the $125,000,000 Series E quota for the state has not been attained, however, and emphasized that the sale of E bonds, as well as F's and G’s through the remainder of the month will be ing record," Adams urged. According to latest official re turns, Texas had invested 313.323.50 as of July 7    105.5 per cent of the over-all quota. Sales to individuals had climbed to $222,-135.182,50. or 94 1 percent of the quota for individuals, iwo-thiids of the E quota had been raised. Series E sales were $83,300,487.50. While toda\ wa. the official closing date for the drive itself. Adam* explained, the war bond sales effort must continue in order guarantee Texas the credit it is entitled to. America also smashed ovff the top in the 16-billion-dollar Fifth War Loan, secretary of the Treasury Henry Mongcnthou. said in Washington announcing subscriptions have reached $16 650,000,000. and will soar much higher when all returns are in. The secretary said corporations have subscribed $12,400,000,000. fat to Baby Dies Here of Infantile Paralysis Darvin Royce Johns, 15-months-old son of Cpl and Mrs. Irvin Johns of Abilene,    died    Saturday at    5:30 p. rn. in a    local    hospital of infan tile paralysis. Tlve father is serving with U. S Army in Australia. Tile baby was brought to Abilene last* Thursday from Ben Wheeler, Tex., where he and the_____ mother had    been    making their    home I beyond    their    teh-billion    dollar    goal, ,    and    ^dividual    purchasers    have    sub scribed $4,250,000,000 SUPREME HEAPQUAR* TERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, Sunday, July IO—(AP)—A violent battle unequalled since D-Day raged for Caen last night with the British fighting into the northeast outskirts of the big river port barring the road to Paris. Parts of the enemy garrison were fleeing    the doomed city before an earth-shaking bombardment of ar# tiilery and naval guns. (The German Transoccah news agency w’as heard broadcasting a refKHrB-from headquarters bf the new    Nor- ovalo, July 9- (Bpi ) — Bg* lnandv commander, Field Waldon Marshall, 2«, has bam Marshal Guenther Von Kluge, missing in action since June 23,'saying the high command his prints, Mr. and Mrs. R J probably would "shorten its Marshall of Ovalo and hts wife. front” by moving back it! the    week    surpassed    its    overall    goal.: the    former Agnes    Little,    1703    South lines at Caen). met    the    E    securities    quota    yester-    g(h    wpre    lnformed    Saturday.    As the British loosed their biggest day Coleman hi»^^0««.7S, Wsirt gunnfr , plytn)I port. oftenj,„. nimfd at the heart el 75 against .340,. re,,. Servant Marshall had beer nance bef.*, stationed in Italy. Country «er J**-*®’ “J *«?,**, bas. which he was lost was not Rh rn, ^ cherbourg peninsula and launch* in the War department message. pd thrPP blows southward which lenin his last letter, received pardlzed all German positions on th# around June 23, the flying aer- western end of the front. '    ’    .    .    „    10    The enemy's central front anchor Krant stated he had been on of gt jean de Day* had been swepl missions over enemy territory. He Up jn ^ whirlwind of attack, and mentioned flying over numerous the night supreme headquarter countries and once landing in RUS-1 communique sin. OOO on the Es. r. C. Couch. Haskell county chairman, reported sales there had exceeded the overall goal by $30,000 $489,- and that 95 percent of the Series E goal had been subscribed. Couch praised specific ally the work of Welnert in being the first community to go over in both overall and Series E and in clearing its overall goal by the largest percent-a^- Jones county overall sales were $1 055,609.25 through yesterday against a quota or $1,03.000, accord-rnixlmum ,ng to chairman J. J. Steele of Anti n. Steele also reported the Series F, figure at $372,241.75 against the goal of $485,000. Scurry county sales have boomed to $548,287.75 for the drive, far over the $440,000 par, bu: th- Series E sales of $189,193 75 are still short of the goal of $225,000. was near for the coastal strcngpoint of la Haye du Pulls, where patrol* Mrs. Marshall, employed at Sears- {ought m the streets and dough-Roebuck, their daughter, Priscilla, boys seized all commanding height*. Marshall's mother, for- were not allowed near the spot until .had retreated 40 miles to the Bug June 14, the report said, and then thev found only a few half-mad temporarily with Corporal Johns parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Johns. The baby had been ill since last May when he had the measles, but the case was not diagnosed as infantile paralysis until the child had 120 miles northeast of Brest Lit- been placed in the Abilene hospital, ovsk and about the same distance Funeral arrangements are incom-east of Bialystok, fortresses guard- plete and will be announced from , ing the approaches to Warsaw. Elliott’s funeral home.    j Berlin reports have indicated that    —    -    BALI.INGER,    July 8    ,,,    ,    , Ballinger soldier has been killed in Three Casualties From Cross Plains and Mrs merly of Lawn, are living in Abl lene. Sergeant Marshall enlisted In the Air Force in June, 1943, received basic training at Amarillo, won his wings as a gunner at Harlingen in December, 1943 and received combat training at Tampa, Fla. He Is a graduate of Ovalo high Three Ballinger Casualties Listed (Spl)- Stunnrd by the terrific bombardment from thousands of guns and wave upon wave of bombers, out generaled by an attack from the northeast when he looked for a blow from the northwest, Field .Marshal Erwin Rommel seemed unable to react with his usual violence at Caen. • • • ________ __    _    After    the British had swept un school* and attended Draughon's in nine towns guarding the northern Abilene. When he enlisted he was approaches to the cltv, Rommel Deem ployed in the office of the state gan drawing on his stock of 1.50Q irenic department, Austin, as •    r*.    rf.dI. Paia 8. Calumn I photostatic expel t. Representatives of the Red Cross    Germans    in    the    Kowel    area Connell Decorated who had hidden in the in re-Nimltz sian Oilway Junction city of ■ RS*m°rS «rr Sr "S “ with- Japanese wcie prcpar u draw from Hengvang, and weie taK mg troops from China s'«usnenR“: forces acre massing on churian herder. - American planes swept Hie ex-tended enemy supply lines throughout southeast China simultaneously out ,0Ulne“lup„f0rtreE5 raids on military and industrial All B-29’s returned. with the Nipponese nerve centers fig Spring Non-Com Prisoner of Nazis Sgt Oliver W. Lea, son of Mrs. Eula Lea of Big Spring is held a prisoner of war bv Germany, one of prisoners in that country, as announced by the Wax depaitment Saturday! children woods. Tire village, known to many American tourlcts, was 65 miles porth-west of Athens and IO miles southeast of Delphi in a region famous in ancient Greek history and mythology. The British radio account of the French village was in many respects tragically similar to that from Greece. The broadcast, recorded in New York by CBS', said: "The Germans demanded the surrender of patriots who had killed four German soldiers and when there, was no response, prepared to kill 50 hostages. “The patriots replied with another attack on the Germans, who destroyed the entire village. “People who took refuge in the village church were locked In and burned alive. Only IO# of the 1,200 inhabitants remain alive in the ruins of their homes.’’ Funeral services were held for the victims in the cathedral at Limoges. it said, and there city police found several bombs which were believed to have been planted by the Vichy militia. Date and other circumstances of the French massacre were not given but the funeral was said to have occurred June 22. action, another missing and a third river line whence they launched    .    wounded, it was learned Id ie last their 1941 stroke against Russia    AMARILLO, July 8 ’)P) Brig.j week. .    ,    „    ‘    Gen. Carl W. Connell, commanding pvt Teodora P Vergon. who had Wiino's officer of the Amarillo Army Air previously been reported missing in IOO Field, was awarded the distinguish- action is now listed a1- killed Jan ed Service Medal at a special par- 26. in Italy, ihr War department miles ade ceremony here today.    has informed his wife, Mrs, Elida main    Mal- Gen- J- E- Chanev, com- B. Vergen. extending mending officer of Sheppard Field.    Pvt. Edgar F Gray, son of Mrs Wichita Falls, pinned the medal, Minnie E. Tierce, has been miss-second. highest award of the War    in action since June 3, the War The break-through into streets put the Russians only miles from the borders of German East Prussia and about 165 from the Baltic. The last German supply artery into the Baltic states of Lithuania. Latvia and Estonia, is only 50 miles ahead of the Russians—at Kaunas. Three more German generals were reported captured by the Russians in the trap east of Minsk, far behind the present Russian lines. They made a total of 18 killed or captured since the big offensive began June 23. and Navy departments. WAC Technicians Sought by Command I S. DEPARTMENT OI COMMEBf I WEATHER Bl RI VC ABILENE AND VICINITY:    F»ir    and hot Sundav and Monday. WEST TEXAS:    Partly    cloudy Sundav and Mondav:    araHarod    thundrr- i akowrra late Sunday in Panhandle west of Peroa river. EAST TEXAS:    fair    and    hot Sunday and Monday. TEMPER ATI RES Sal. - Tri. HOI R DALLAS. July 8—UP)— Women high school graduates were offered the opportunity today to train for assignments in the Women’s Army I Corps as medical and surgical technicians. Eighth Service Command head-; quarters here said that applications J would be received from now until July 18 for the September session I of the medical an surgical tech-' nicians’ school at Camp Atterbury 1 **s *"nd re. m*h and low »ame date near Indianapolis Ind where: ap-    •;*    ’Lr plicants will be trained foi * hi ce I aunrjie (hi* morning: 6.40. 1 months following basic training.    suaiet toni*it; s;4s. Sit.* - I ri. AM. «’! - IU ai - an - 17 *« - 77    -.7*1 - 78 80 8S 8b 8!> 7« 78 a •; aa 88 P M. JE* - bo OI 9« DB »« na !>4 OO 80 86 IT bt or. »•; OH »? 88 86 85 HI 82 department has reported. A letter received here from Levi Russell, with a Marine corps detachment in the South Pacific, informed relatives that he has been slightly wounded.    _ Hand-Picked Texas Delegation Seen SAN ANTONIO. July 8    .15—The San Antonio Express said tonight that the credentials committee of the national Democratic convention plans to recoin!• end a handpicked Texas delegation * omposed of delegates named by*both the Texas Democratic convention and the rump convention held in Austin May 23. The credentials committee will CROSS PLAINS. July 8 Two Cross Plains soldiers have been listed as missing in action, and one reported killed in Italy by the War Department. T-Sgt. Clovis McDonald, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McDonald, has been missing in action In Italy since June 5. He was t radio opei -ivtor on a B-17 and had been in Italy about four months. In service since January, 1943, he finished high school here and attended Draughon’s business college in; Abilene. Afton C Adams, with the Third, division in Italy, has been missing > in action since May 23, his wife was informed Tuesday. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Adams, he was employed by the Review for 13 years. Lavelle Potter, 21. also of Cross Plains, was killed Jan. 29 in Italy where he was fighting with the 36th division. He was previously listed as missing in action._ Mrs. Ida Baitz Funeral Postponed STAMFORD. July 8 - <Spl.) — Funeral of Mrs. Ida Baitz of Old Glorv was postponed 'until Sunday a’ 3 pm. at the Zion Lutheran church to permit the arrival of a brother, Alvin Wulf, w’ho is sta-! Honed in Alabama. Tile Rev. H. L. Wiederanders of Abilene is to officiate. Burial in the Bradden-berg cemetery will be directed bj funeral home. Hl*h md low temperatures to 9 pm. meet at Chicago on July 17. two    _.rr rt , wednesday at dave before the conventions op- Mn. Balu med Wednesday ening day. to make up a temper- th*    “J1"JJ *her husband, CJS ~ fSeFd Cth Hannegan calls the convention to ter, her fataher, two I three sisters. mmmm - .Mmmk*...  ......—-------- ROUNDED UP AT SAIPAN—Old and young civilian prison-rounded up by American, while driving the Japanese ers, E. order. back on Saipan island, watch the curiosity as M av ‘ ne* un I °ad st oolies on the beach. These people are a m.xture o! Koreans. Chamorros, and a small percentage of Japanese. (AP Wirephoto from Marine Corps). ;