Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 19, 1944, Abilene, Texas
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Series E Quota $1,255,000.00
Series E Sales to Date $995,038.00
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*Curzon Line Crossed Info .Old Poland
LONDON. July 19.—(AP) —Moscow dispatches said today that Russian forces were crashing the outer defenses of ^he great fortress city of Brest Litovsk on the river Bug and that other Red troops had crossed the Curzon Line into Poland proper 45 miles ^o the north.
w The fresh Russian offensive, sixth major stroke in the summer campaign, was declared sweeping upon Lwow Uke a tidal wave. North of the old Polish rail center of 317,-M00, troops of the first Ukrainian army group were reported fighting on the demarcation line establish*
MOSCOW, July ut —TP—The Russian press published today statement by Gen. Edmund Ak Hofmesieter. captured commander of the 41st German tank corps, declaring a disagreement among Hitler’s generals over strategy on the eastern front was eosting a great toll of lives and prisoners.
4F The raptured general’s statement, as published in Soviet newspaper, criticized Hitler's insistence on holding ground and refusing to retreat unless bludgeoned from positions.
2,500 in British Go Leghorn
Air Raid On Reich
By WES GALLAGHER LONDON. July 19— (AP) SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expedi-
h..NVy*\lUSldAH«M"" Honory Force, July 19-(AP)-British forces oordinated attacks from bursting into the battle-churned open plain
below Caen have smashed the first German
in 1939 by Russia and Germanv in the fourth partition of Poland. Moscow at midnight, reported Red Army forces 22 mile* northeast and 27 miles east of Lwow. one of Europe's great rail centers.
M In the Brest Litovsk area, a ® Moscow cable said the Russians were advancing beyond Haj-nowka after crossing the (ur-yon line. Other Red troops were reported nine miles from Brest Litovsk.
TODAY ON RUSSIAN FRONT—Today s dispatches said the Russian armies has crashed into the outer defenses of Brest-j Litovsk, great fortress city on the river Bug, and had crossed the Curzon line into Poland proper, 45 miles northward.
SOLDIER JUMPS OUI 0T CAR, INJURED FATALLY
I Pvt. Undo Thomas, 32. Company ter he picked him up he asked the D, 63d medical training battalion, moldier nis destination.
• By EDDY GILMORE
MOSCOW. July 19—(AP) — Six Russian armies poured through huge holes today in Hitler’s eastern front—from Marshal Ivan S. ^nnev's new 125-mile-wide breakthrough on the south to Gen Andrei I. Yeremenko’s drive into the Soviet Latvian republic on the north, now 20 miles inside the border.
Significent objectives were just ahead from one end of the A other of the battlefront, which was extended to 550 miles in length by the new offensive set off by Konev’s first Ukraine Army Sunday between Lwow and Rowel.
Konev’s tanks and Infantry.
■0 which made three-day gains of 31 miles, already were less than IO miles from the Polish border (as delineated by the Germans and Russians in 19391 at two places northeast of Lwow and were across the Bug river at ^ Spiels Belski, south of Sokal.
(By London estimates Konev was within five miles of the frontier—from which Germany many attacked Russia— through capture of Skomorikhi, a on the Bug river five miles be-low the point where the line swings southwestward beyond Lwow. Skomorokhi is 45 miles north of Lwow).
.Konev’s forces were closing in upon Lwow itself, one column from ^dlnly 22 miles away—at captured Kaminonka, on the northeast. The daily communique also announced the fall of Busk. 25 miles to the northaest and Bortkov, 27 miles on the cast.
^ (Berlin radio c o rn rn e n t a tors “rankly admitted the German situation was serious. A Transocean agency correspondent said Konev’s new offensive was “aimed at no less than pocketing the whole of the German army in the south.”) a Marshal Konstantin K Rokos-fovsky’s troops, now roughly 110 miles due east of Warsaw, are driving toward the western gateway city of Brest Litovsk from a point only 12 miles to the northeast.
• Available maps in London, howler, indicated advance elements of Rokossovsky’s army were within nine miles of the city, and a Moscow dispatch to London this morning declared thev were crashing into its outer defenses.)
Camp Barkery, died at 3:30 p. rn. Monday in Westside hospital at Breckenridge from injuries received earlier that morning when he jumped from an automobile driven by George Riley, Rotan, camp of-lieials announced today.
Affidavit signed by Riley, a Rotan druggist, at the district attor
’ He said at first he was going to Camp Barkery,” Riley said this morning in a statement to the Ke-portcr-News. “I told him I asked where he was going, not wnere lie came from ana he replied he *was going to the next town. I asked ii ne meant Breckenridge and he said ne was going to tort Worm. He
ney's office in Breckenridge shortly seemed very nervous. I told him,
after the accident and given to mil itary authorities showed the acci-aent occurred about 1:15 a. rn-Monday.
Riley, en route to Port Worth, was hailed by Private Thomas about IO miles east ol Albany. Af-
AUSTIN, July 19—(AP)—A statewide proration order for August, announced by the railroad commission, uid result in estimated daily promotion of 2,101,382 barrels of crude oil.
Overall production, including 145.-357 barrels dally of distillates and natural gasoline, will be 22,246,739 barrels daily or 9,739 more than cerned by the Petroleum Administration for War as needed from Texas.
Bond Circus Ups Series E Totals
Taylor county’s Series E bond sales, which had been boosted by purchases for tickets to the Star | Spangled circus at the Camp Bar- I keley field house last, night, were , upped $31,825 by bond orders from civilians attending the show.
Approximately 4.000, including i the personal guests of Col. Vector W. B. Wales, camp commander, packed the field house for the show
Howard county yes-passed its Fifth War Loan Series E bond quota of $435,-000, Lockett Shelton, assistant regional chairman of the state war finance committee, announced this morning.
Sales totaled $438,499.50.
presented by veteran circus performers now filling a two-weeks en- ! gagement at Barkeley.
Maj. David Evans, camp special service officer, conducted a special bond sale during the performance.! Assisting him in taking orders were j some 20 members of Abilene Ki-1 wanis, Lion and Rotary clubs.
Bond sales were boosted by the ( circus performers, many of w-hom invested $500 or more to add to the county totals. George Barron, cochairman of the city steering committee, said.
’’On behalf uf all the county bond workers I want to thank camp officials for making this show available to civilians and for using it to aid our Series E drive,” Barron said. "We deeply appreciate tills friendly and cooperative attitude on the part of military personnel.” m
With two weeks to go E sales totals today were still more than a quarter-million dollars short of the $1,255,000 goal. Sales through July 31 can count on the Fifth Loan E quota.
Sales of $995,038 have been recorded since the drive opened June 12.
“The purchases after the July 15 payroll went out were very disappointing,^” Barron said this morning. “A great deal more effort must be put out if the country meets its quota by the deadline.’’
ii his papers were rn order, I would cairy nim to Fort Worth, Dut when I asked to see his pass he opened the door and jumped out. He landed on his loot and tnen rolled.’’
The car was traveling Horn 25 to 30 miles an hour, Riley said.
Riley stopped a passing automobile and sent for an ambulance.
Later he returned to the home of
his brother-in-law, C. R. Moon who | “forv>;ard"an'ot'her lived nearby, and called the sherill
Private Thomas was taken to toe Breckenridge hospital suiienng irom skull injuries. The body was returned to the regional hospital at Barkeley Monday night.
No pass was found on the body, hospital officials said Military investigation of the accident Is pending.
isuker-Warren funeral home Is in charge ol shipping the body to Kentucky for burial.
Private Thomas, who was inducted ihto the Army Jan. 25, 1944 at Evansville, Ind., was the son of Mrs. Ruth Thomas, East Prairie. Mo. His wife, Mrs. Clara B. Thomas, and two young sons. Bobby E. and Wilbert, live on route one, Lynnville, Ky. He had been at Barkeley since March IO.
Bv J. B. KRUEGER Associated Press War Editor
U. S. battleships moved in close Sunday to speed the reduction of Guam as a strong Japanese base in the western Pacific approaches to Tokyo.
On the 13th consecutive day of aid and warship attack on this biggest island in the Marianas group, which also includes conquered Saipan, the big rifles of America’s new battlewagon fired from close range on defenses which might hinder landing attempts.
Adm. Chester Nimitz reported yesterday th1 Sunday bombardment failed to arouse answering fire from the enemy. Destroyers let go at ack-ack guns firing on planes spotting targets for the battleships.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur’* men steadily whittled away Japanese sea strength by sinking or damaging four more eargo vessels in the southwest Pacific. The Japs have been slipping troop-laden vessels, ammunition and fuel into the Halmahera area lately, suggesting enemy concern MacArthur may soon move against this island guarding the Philippines. New Guinea, most of which the Allies control. v
MacArthur announced today that 787 Japanese were killed in recent vain attempts to break free of the Allied pocket near Aitape, New Guinea.
Chinese forces battled with grim desperation to hold Hengyang, Chungking said, penetrating enemy positions near the important rail city and inflicting heavy losses on another force 34 miles south of Hengyang The latter Japanese force, which by-passed Hengyang. in a grab at control of the Han-kowr-Canton railway, shows “signs of collapse. "Chungking reported.
Japanese trying to rescue an isolated garrison at Pingka, Salween river village near Lunging on the Burma road, were defeated and tarred to retreat, the Chinese high command said. The Chinese need Lungling to make possible the reopening of the Burma road.
In Monsoon-drenched northern Burma Gen. Stilwell'! Allied forces
200 yards J in Myitkyina, part of which they have taken from stubborn Japanese defenders.
Along with Tokyo's admission of Saipan's fall, Admiral Nimitz disclosed that the American victory there had yielded 1,620 soldier prisoners, largest single block of Japanese captives ever taken. Interned Saipan civilians total 13,800. Nineteen thousand enemy troops died in the Saipan fight.
Britain and Italy attacked the
Munich area and a large ar-1 , , • i J kl • i L
ray of raiiyards, airfields and counterattack mounted by picked Nazi tank
war plants in southern Oer- divisions, it was disclosed tonight, and have mMore thanV200 Flying Fortresses driven five miles southeast of that bastion
and Liberators packed bombs the rood to PONS.
Britain. Up to 500 of their broth- j Fip,d Marshaj Erw in Rommel was throw ing in his reserve of his best forces, and a battle of rising fury for high stakes raged over flat terrain.
Supreme headquarters gave no new* details on this mammoth engagement, but other British forces struck forward along the renter, extending the blazing front to 20 miles.
Americans wiped out pocketed Germans north of fallen St. Lo. I he Doughboys made a 2 1-2 mile advance, wrecked 16 Nazi tanks staging a
ers of the 15th Air Force in Italy reached across the Alps and bombed aircraft factories, an airdrome and an ordnance depot near the fourth largest German city.
A number of the targets were in the Munich area, where the Nails previously reported a double attack from Britain and Italy. Munich, hub of five trunk railways, one leading through the Brenner Pass to the melting German front in Italy, is believed to be one of the German sites for manufacture of flying bombs, hurled in strength against southern England today.
Objectives included the great bearings plant at Schweinfurt, a frequent American target earlier this year. Another was a chemical plant at llellriegelskreuth on the outskirts of Munich, a plant making oxygen and hydrogen used for the robot bombs. Broadcast reports of the two-ply attack on the fourth largest German city followed closely upon a night in which the RAF struck heavily at seven objectives deluding Berlin, Cologne, the Ruhr and France.
At least 266 of the enemy’s dwindling force of planes were destroyed yesterday on the basis of official At tied accounts—at (he cost of around IOO craft. The Russians said 128 planes were destroyed in battles above the eastern front. Mediterranean air forces claimed 66 and those based in Britain and France added 72 on the basis of incomplete reports. Actions over Normandy yesterday were the most extensive since D-Day—7,350 flights. Another 2,100 sorties were flown from Italy.
Planes struck out from Britain this morning as the Germans tossed onp of the heaviest robot bomb attacks across the channel.
Captured By Fifth
By EDWARD KENNEDY
ROME, July 19.—(APILI. Gen. Mark W. Clark’s Fifth Army captured Livorno (Leghorn) today, executing a wide pincers movement which forced the Germans from this third largest seaport in Italy a few' hours after Polish troops had seized Ancona, important port on the Adriatic.
Leghorn lies only a few miles from Pisa, western anchor on the next German defense line.
No effort to defend the city I street by street was made by the
futile counterattack, and reached the east bank of the Vlre river all along German troops, who previously had this sector. The towns of la Capeile and Grand Hamel were captured.
The British advance toward the center raptured Hottot-Les-Bagues, long a thorn in the Allied line. 2 1-2 miles southwest of Tilly-Sur-Suelles. They widened a wedge around Noyers on the t aen-Yillers Bocage road, and beat bark enemy counterblows at Maltot,
between the Orne and Odon rivers.
(ien Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, who estimated 156.000 Germans have been "written off" ainee June 6. sent his high-powered offensive through shattered German defenses into plain country excellent for tank maneuvers, penetrating at least ftve miles to ( agny on the road
^Frorrwiine to 13 German divisions were being hammered by the
British Second army. ,
Supreme headquarters disclosed Montgomerys push earl> yet Ida had sprung from a bridgehead established across the Orne in the first
da vs of the invasion by the British Sixth airborne division
In twin thrusts from this area, one prong of attack pushed west along the east bank of the Orne into C aen’s southern suburb of Vaueelles, and another hit south of Demouvllle—between (aen and Troarn to the east—to protect the flank. Both made excellent progress, and, with its flank secure, the armored column advancing along the Orne turn-d south and hammered straight into the I Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery told a press conference that the.
Allies had captured 60,000 Germans and buried 8,000 in Normandy and
1 ,<W2*iU , rrasonoblr nm lect ut* that we hcvc written nit IStt.otw Germen..
On the western portion of the Normandy front American units mopped up and occupied strategic St. Lo, cutting off a force of Germ ar* In a salient two and one-half miles deep north of the town. The Yanks also Scut the St. Lo-Periers road between the Taute and Yire rivers south o
1 the village of Amigny, which is in American hands.
A front dispatch said the Germans had pulled back one toJwo
miles alone most. sectors of the 4R-mile American front After with- .. _
drawing to ridges south of St. Lo. the Nazis periodically shelled the towns treating enemy relentlessly north-’
rubbled street.. ||n„ o( srm,„Pd r,r» and truck,.
bumper in bumper tor mile., movmg up behind Brltlsh-Ckn.dlan. ,pe»r-heads in the Carn area. Many Gorman positions were overrun or bj-pasted: a (trowing stream of prisoners end German wounded Unwed
tOWarThe'Supreme enmm.nd announced that Monuomrr,', mopptn,
UP troops had neared hall of F.ubour, de V.Pcellca *<*"■»“• said that the main battle line had passed on Muthoast Into the plains berend, where Rommel wa. thrower in lank tem In frantir effort to stem the Allied side of armor and explosives.
Montgomery made no statement concerning apeni hrcl hcd 't'i'1 himself with the announcement that his troops had br a
This is the side of the front toward Paris, 120
resorted to every military device in their efforts to dodge and delay the American advance.
The capture came after the infantrymen seized the hills overlooking the great port late yesterday. Sporadic but nonetheless vicious artiller). mortar and srnim arms resistance was put up by the Germans before the city.
The harbor of Livorno, the busiest between Rome and Genoa, is the grave of many sunken ships, mostly victims of the Allied air forces. To the north, astride the Amo river. Pisa is clearly visible.
The Allies scored another stinging victory on the east roust in the rapture of Ancona by Eighth Army poles. The city occupies an amphi-theafer between limestone promontories bordering the hay of Ancona and has one of Italy's best harbors. It is the nearest port to the Yugoslav coast across the Adriatic.
More than 2,000 prisoners and largp quantities of war material were taken by the Polish troops, whc tcdfty were pursuing the re
mans ’ Orne defenses, miles to the east.
War Department Confirms 90th Fights in France
WITH AMERICAN TROOPS IN FRANCE, July 19.—(/Pi—The 134th and 115th Infantry regiments and the 90th Infantry division are in action in France, it was announced officially today.
The 134th regiment, commanded by Col. Butler B. Mil-tonberger, of North Platte. Neb., and the 115th, led by Col. Alfred V. Ednie, Baton Rouge, La., made a two-pronged squeeze on St. Lo during the eight day siege, cleaning out approaches to the city so that an armored rniumn could smash into the city late yesterday.
The 90th division, predominantly a Texas outfit, landed in Normandy June 8, two days after D-day. After helping cut across the Cherbourg peninsula in the initial thrust which isolated thousands of Germans, it turned south and in recent days has been in action north of Periers.
One of the division’s most notable jobs was cleaning out the heavily defended forest of Mount ( astre east and southeast of La Haye Du Puits.
Nazi Officers Kill Each Other
CAIRO, July 19— UP>—Six German officers were killed in a shooting affray among high German officers during a recent conference in Athens, an official announcement said today. The conference was In the Bretagne hotel.
As announced here, these were the details:
The conference, called to “discuss important matters of policy,” developed into an argument Pistols were drawn and senior officers began shooting.
Roosevelt Nods at Truman
Texans Line Up For Harry Byrd
By GORDON K. SHEARER United Press Staff Correspondent
CONVENTION HEAD Q U A R TERS, CHICAGO. July 19—(UP)-Texas’ uninstructed delegates to ; vclt unexpectedly en
BYRNES WITHDRAWS AT PRESIDENT'S SUGGESTION
By JACK BELL CHICAGO STADIUM, July 19.—(AP)—President Roose-
rexas uninstructed aeiei;aic» •» i veil unexpectedly entered the rat'( -Jr* Alohili/»•
the Democratic national convention I scramble today, inspiring the w ithdrawal OI War imodiuz
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WEATHER Kl RI A!’
ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly this afternoon, tonight and Thursday and not quite so warm tonight.
Maximum temperature for the last 24 hours. IOO.
Minimum temperature for the last 12 hrurs. 73.
EAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy (his afternoon. tonight and Thursday. Not quite so warm in north portion tonight
WEST TEXAS Considerable cloudiness, a few scattered thundershowers this afternoon, tonight, and Thursday. TEMPERATURES Wed-Tue Tue-Mon A M Hour P M 83 SO— I— 95 93
78 79— 2— 98 96
78 77— 3— 99 97
76 76— 4— 98 98 75 74— 5—99 90
74 73— 6— 96 96
75 74— 7— 96 96
HO 79— ft— 93 93
87 84— 9— 90 87
91 88—10— 87 83
94 93—11 86 81
94 95- 12 84 80
Sunrise this morning
Sunset tonight ........... 8 45
were lined uptodav for Sen. Harry F Byrd of Virginia, whose grandfather once lived in Texas, as their choice for the presidential nomination.
The state's choice for vice president was deferred for consideration at a caucus scheduled for tonight.
The decision for Byrd was made in a stirring caucus last night, after a proposal by former state democratic chairman Maury Hughes of Dallas to postpone a decision was tabled.
The stampede to (be Virginian was led by Karl Crowley of Arlington and Rice Tilley of Fort Worth. “Let’s act now, we ought to get behind Harry Byrd,” Crowley shouted. The applause was so great that delegation chairman Dan Moody said a deaf man could tell the decision.
“If the question was put against Wallace for vice president it would be even greater,” Moody said. He nevertheless urged a wait to see who should be supported for vice president. Hughes said Speaker Sam Rayburn of Bonham, Tex., had asked that his name be not presented.
An attempt by Moody to have U. S. Senator Tom Connally, Secretary of Commerce Jesse Jones and Rayburn made honorary members of the delegation was tabled after sharp protests. Some objected that the action might affect the race for congress in Rayburn’s home district. Others objected to singling out Connally and leaving out Sen. W. Lee O’Danlel. Moody disclaimed intent to do either.
The Texas caucus decision for Byrd was by voice vote. There were at least four “No's” and since the delegation is not hound by the unit rule. some of its
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decision would he delegates.
Indeed, many delegates—pushing and shoving through the aisles of this great hall, or knotted in hotel lobbies downtown—awaited only the president’s definite nod to make up their minds in the vice-presidential race.
Told when he stepped of- his train that Byrnes had withdrawn, Wallace commented:
• Well, that takes care of that “
About the time Wallace arrived, the Connecticut delegation hopped ; tonight,’ over to his support. It voted 16 to 2 morning to give him its 18 votes on at least the first ballot. Jake More, Iowa
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(ion Director James F. Byrnes ami reportedly listing second
and third choices to Henry A. Wallace. _
The number two name was given as Senator Harry Truman of Missouri, with Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas number three.
As delegates sang with the mighty Chicago stadium organ, or fanned and chatted and yelled beneath their standards through the routine preliminaries of the party s 29th national convention, developments in jam-packed hotels downtown pointed toward a Windup possible Thursday night.
Byrnes, previously regarded one of the leaders for the office for which Wallace arrived this morning to fight in his own behalf, announced his withdrawal “in deferenee to the wishes of President Roosevelt," nearly two hours before tho convention was gaveled to order at 12:05 p. rn.
Authoritative reports said Mr.
Roosevelt communicated to national Chairman Robert E.
Maline gait his preference for Senator Truman — famed as chairman of the war investigating "Truman committee”—and the tall Oregonian who became at 40 the youngest man ever to sit on the Supreme court.
Meantime, the national committee announced President. Roosevelt will address the convention by radio Thursday night—alter his certain renomination for a fourth term. He Is not in Washington, but under voluntary wartime censorship it was not permitted to make public the place from which he is to speak unless Mr. Roosevelt himself chooses so to do.
The president’s activity served to put the convention in a different light than the free and open conclave for which Mr.
Roosevelt had declared when he said he favored Wallace but the
The fall of Ancona, a city of 100.-000 population, came after a 75-mile advance against stubborn resistance offered by two German divisions which finally were forced to retire when the Poles smashed through their lines west of the city.
As the result of a swift advance, American troops drove a wedge between German forces south of the Amo by capturing the town of Fontederaanri cutting the direct east-west road between Pisa and Florence.
In the central sector of the front, British troops of the fifth Army made new gains west of Arezzo. sweeping across the Amo river on a front of six miles. An Allied communique said the British seized the town of Montevarrhi, 15 miles west of Arezzo.
In the upper Tiber valley. Eighth Army troops captured high ground southeast of Citta DI Castello and made other gains.
Fauglia, Badalucco and Luciana fell to the Americans closing in upon Livorno from the east.
Although the Germans have been working for eight months on their Gothic line, across the Italian peninsula from above Pisa and Florence to Rimini on the Adriatic < oast. it was learned that they have not yet completed it. Formidable positions have been built, however, in all mountain passes by the approximately 20,000 laborers.
The Gothic line follows a chain of the highest mountains in northern Italy and Is said to be 50 miles deep at points.
Heat Wave Due To Break Here
There'll be a change In the weather—from hot to not quite so warm the weatherman said this
Stamford Marine Killed in Action
STAMFORD. July 19 Marine Pfc. Billy J. Trimmier. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Trimmier of Stamford has been killed in action, according to a War department telegram received Monday.
He is thought to have died in invasion action at Saipan, although the message did not give date or place of death.
The 20-year-old Marine took part in the Tarawa battle and was one of the first to land on the beach. He was unharmed in action there.
Private Trimmier was born ut DesUemona and reared in Haskell county, attending Rochester high school. He enlisted in the Marines at Abilene Sept, I. 1942. and had been overseas since February 1943.
Ahilenians like other sweltering Texans are hoping for a break In the heat wave today while a number of points reported new high temperatures of the year. Highest temperature recorded here yesterday was IOO degrees at 4 p. rn.
At Nocona yesterdnv It was HO degrees—the hottest spot in the state.
Wichita Falls and Texarkana had 105, Seymour and Fort Worth 104 while Dallas. Vernon. I a redo, Sulphur Springs and Laredo each reported 102.
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Heavy show'crs fell in and around Rule Monday, benefiting the cotton I and maize crops, but the thermom-! eter registered 109 in Rule Tuesday afterncon, highest ever recorded there for the same period.
Forecast is partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday and not quite so warm tonight.
Mrs. Elbert Ijissetter, who underwent major surgery at Kendrick Memorial hospital a month Keo. is reported recovering at hei home, 1018 Vine.