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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1944, Abilene, Texas BACK THE ATTACK Buy More Than Before In Fifth War Loan Drive Quota Series E Quota Abilene 326 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER PWNDS OR MORNING MONDAY JUNE 1944 EIGHT PAGES YOUR WORLD AS If Kisses of Hysterical Citizenry GreeTlntr MPJ l LITE June Ihe Eternal was liberated to night by tanks and Infantry troops jot thc Allied Fifth Army which German rearguards to the edge of the ancient A force from the old beachhead completed the mopup of Naz1 forces at 4 central War Time by knocking out an enemy scout car In front of thc Bank of al most within shadow of the column erected to Empcrtor Tra who ruled the Romans from 98 lo 117 9The Fifth Army force fought its way into the heart ot city after a fourhour battle against German armor in thc suburbs of the an cient In a rtaivn dash from Borgata 13 miles distant on the Via a spearhead of 21 Sherman eight armored cars and 150 and Canadian in fantrymen pushed beyond subur ban Torre Snaceafa before they ran headlong into a German road Anzlo I men and young girls and toddling children were waving Hie Americans oi when the fire of Ger man 8mItlimeter nuns knocked out the leading tank and snipers start ed pouring machinegun lire from the hideouts next to a white church whose bells were ringing lor early An llalian who salrt the rase 1st had put out his loll eye In torturing kissed me on the cheek and volunteered thc Information hat he was leading an armed bind of civil ians back Into Home 10 kill towneyed girls brought bouquets of flowers to dustcovered riflemen who were crawling up a sloping field of wild barley and popples to scout German positions flanking the heavilymined airport at A bald carrying empty wine showed bruises on his face and explained that the Germans had beaten him as we walked into he suburbs look ing for milk for his file The enemy blew up Homes gas and clcclric works he There is nothing to For four months there has been 110 and tor tno months not a single There 1s great All the bij Fascists arc flee The historic Via Casillna prob ably neveV has witnessed n more thundering military spectacle than that of the past 24 hours in which snipers Straight up the via Casillna they boivjiiig over opposition put u moble 63miillmetcr armored I found that wiping up with the scout cars Roy Mauley ot Imcina was a fantastic Hal of Saturday afteincon i I spoilt jumping ino various wime snluers and United Press PRICE FIVE CENTS Into Rom the onrushing Allies broke I fnr the German lints In the Sacco val has tcm an armored war all ley and into the Green Campagna Jf waywith sonc of mir tanks facing Romes seven hills behind as tragic mile Tanks led by Bogardus lc vicory Cairns of and In fantry units including those nianded by Frank J o Lcs Anieles and Crawford of were in the forefront of the spec tacular drive from the area of fallen Harold lllodgett of llell silling In the tank Tactless beloii lie smoking billloun of ycslcrday Weve only made five thous and jarcls In five hours keep bumping Into those damn ed selfpropelled I slept last illlit nt Uoesali Iinnocchio near a German horsedravui Linage Tuo bombings ami one straflnt by planes tumbled me off Hie vioodcn benrli Hut was my Thc bodies of Ihrce Oeimans lay beside Ihe road my I hope 1 can visit Peicis remarked mlamiy lain Bcyeiiia of Chi With the firs today a column ol Sherman tanks com manded by John neale oj and E Kennel ol s on the Isst lap info IVivh ed mi the innm Irrl bv Gus of cjhar and Jack of Mine tao press jeeps inaiivinenily ahead of the pro nt a lonely lilnay we suddenly faw a ear Jt a hundred yards of us ivc turn to Knur jtimitcd from tiie Si and tcck in a leav lid sun Iimmc up axain brliini livo Links 1 MH a suing Into the IK tiiu startled OTCIIIUHS sur Ihry urre followed 1 a Ilirrrlon Ccrnian truck frail liJiirh ciKliI rifle men J JIacnde Hands and they at our lnfc Hoch as it IESC Then ran inlo German and the advance stop quickly as It had 1 first German shell killed the driver assistant driver of the Roe Rapp of Infantryman who rliim en the exposed after of the was not touch Our artillery up and has been back at the liui the ptrMilcm snmcrs still make it that I sit trtiiml a roadde embankment to this dnpatoh 1 ain about a from n fcltn city sign that reads ETEUNAL CITY SAVEDThis closcitp map of Rome shows the winding streets over nmcii me would have been forccii to fight their way had not to new HITLER mm ROME 10 BE OPEN CITY AngloAmerican 4The line shall then ninfr ALLIED June Army troops from rhe old Anzio beachhead captured historic Rome today after a fierce battle through sub urbs of the Eternal The mopup of the heart of Romethe first European capital to fall to Allied troopswas completed at Central War Time as an Allied force knocked out the last German rearguard unit in front of the Bank of almost within the shadow of Trajans The of seven hills JVKS he first Axis capital to fall to Allicritroops AfercTinrsuiiigthcQciMSTiSnorthoi Runic with the ait of swarms of Allied planes haltering al Nazi transport Shortly after tho Germans began a frenzied series of demolitions inside Huge clouds of smoke plumed above the To the north of the eily warplanes battered at fleeing biwtast alter Al The proposals were to thc northwest of the city and I i said the Allies had been offered n I plan whereby Rome would be re1 gardcei as an open I In the first word from I lie Fueh rers headquarters In several I e changed hands wrecking or damaging at least 600 mo tor as the Allied forc es sought to annihilate the re maining Nazi divisions in The huge airwreaked oil of Nazi transport on congested roads above Rome indicated the enemy Intended ho major stand in the ancient European cap ital lo be entered by Allied Opposition appeared to be taper ing Headquarter d i d net identify the first entering The enemy nude it a battle every foot of lie way throuRh tlic suburbs into The Germans hurled all Ibcy hid armor anrl into fierce righting lo hloel the Fifth Army steamroller it least until they could pull out more I of their own menaced This break into center of Catholiclsn and once tlic seat of fierce resistance snipers In street lo 1C s enemies an I tho decisive mo U to was Intended to prevent thc de itrnction o some to refit German radio said Field sccs mouW be a vcry cy 1rtsiclrnl Rmsevell irill br carried over the four 1 2 Children Are Drowned 1825 former chief engineer lor the construelma quartermasters at Camp and h I s two children were drowned yester day when their flat bottomed rovboat was s w a in p e d i n rough water of Marshall Ford near Aus Billic strandt n of Aus ako wa Is firsl background lctcrrs and he four In from ERS KEEP atches MeW Success June Ciiwanl of heavy struck Europe tothy SOO the const ccnnadrs friMii Ihe Mediter ranean made a attempt to rail centers as Turin One force hit tho Turin the Cniiiniil road lendinc Tiirni to iie Jail bruise on side the Ihe lt lor ll tiiiu bombers uid jivit t ns 1 drty th I T after nt lloiilcsnc 1 near nq near Marshal Albert had submitted to trie Vatican pro posals to make Rome an open city with a rcciuest that they b veycd to the but that no rcplv has been received German broadcasts said Kes sclrmg s pioposals confirmed rcc cniition of Rome as an open city these proiwsals read as fol lows the bclliqercnts recog as an open of Ihe open citv shall be as Sai Paob DOGE June ancient came camp said thc eight Army Air Force days after the Allies unleashed for a boat ride in she 13and school that Ia combined half foot which thc B26 Marauder was once ISO feet M water nrar ihe eaicrn bed The Widow Maker by student I2 riri5s alter FiJth Army men on shore ot thc lake is Arain tcachhcad Irjtieil a mile wide at thai powerdrive at n The Weather PErARTMfNT OF COMMrRCF 9 Monday and TrciUj KAST ANH WKST PiTdy and will now have to take charge of declared in an thc supply of the Roman iwpulai ment today that the Marauder now tenderly regarded by ial airmen as a plane to be feared only i by its I The pilot school here i revealed that a fix month per1 iod is Marauder trainers had ricd iheir cargo nithnnr a fatal tlirosh filchu tolalhne in distances thnn 20 round trips to the Whats from the AAF training school at complrfpd transition training at DorfEc Cily and ome are if B26 OH Gulf tonine Ja Uncle Fails future i I i cept for a railway line to the north to then from Mncaiort following theral the station Tibttrtira Lashing at the cotums retreating from Allied fightcrhombrrs or damaged at niotor finrfinj excellent tar gets oln congested traffie abovp tbe city to Ilrae fiano and Like licari quarlcrs Other pianrs Sec tioo railway lite and Tibur Una shall be outside the city area from Villa Chigi up to the Tiber bend one and a half Other Generals Mother Frazzled Out 4 J Recount lor the I H happened so that i is haul to how it The over and we were ail Two ireboats froni numerous iakc th search for IJakej and livid saw the frrni fishing camp Hsrue the wn Sec I Red Star Praises Bombers ttnt four 3 1 ot the and Allied tnday with immediate delivpry ot food and rciir supplies in quantities and of the It alian proticins have been under as as in London and in nnd ol confiden they would all and military ojfirlals pxptctrd the hberation nf for riavs and white r i hsri Veen no immcdlata Tlir slrp In nf tlir will hithr rrlirrnirnl of Vitlfirio Ifc prom iinl lurVs thai the lihrnlion if II move i move inln arrf ap rninl Iih trown L Magee 5accurnbs 1 Red Cross Aids 0n Sharp Upturn IVinec i the country to tharea been arc found on Pages tn ft June plane named Will civtn to the for her son tn capture start recovering The of Fifih Army rrcenllv n pirhti S UnfgM i 1liere thc south of I Tibrr o Frnte which Isliall be inside the cacti ho said thc Please take 1 all frazzkd 1 1jn base and shutilo bombing of f he a The a loiii thsi to land 1 Ml in tv UnitLd ffithnhich KM ridthem proMrm of rehVvine 3 nil nrri of all Mnrlie acute as Sec 1001 2 ;