Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1944, Abilene, Texas
BACK THE ATTACK Buy More Than Before In Fifth War Loan Drive! Overall Quota Series E Quota -FIRST INVASION PICTURES- Went Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS' U VOL. LXI1I, NO. 355 A TEXAS 3-U, NEWSPAPEB ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1944 -SIXTEEN PAGES Press (Vf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS INVASION AREA GROWS 'Allies Advance Five [Miles Beyond liber ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Naples, June Remnants of the German army fled in disorder north and west of Rome today, as Fifth Army troops swarming over the historic Tiber in many places and against weak resistance advanced another five miles beyond the river. "The battle to destroy the enemy continues without the Allied communique said, and it was made clear that as the United Nations mount the great invasion of the west, there is to be no halt to the slugging Italian, campaign. "With the capture ol Rome, I V it the Allied armies in Italy have I Snflr I rni brought another phase of their LQUVJI llvUUIwJ campaign to a most success- ul said the bul- letin. To the northeast, 15 miles from ome, French troops have captur. Allied Landings On Peloponesus, iAnkara Rumors Continue; Workers Away The Assocaled Press. Labor controversies kept than workers away from Iheif tasks yesterday. the same time, return to their duties at the C. Q. Hus Bey steel firm in Pittsburgh afte Army and Navy representative had declared: "You can't back u the boys by striking." And others ended their walkouts on D At least employes wer Idle at the Wrifht Aeronautic plant in Lockland, Ohio, and th production of finished .airplane er glnes was halted there. Compan CTO union skokesmen agree the 'stoppage .was- a protes sgainst mingling .white, neg workers and "both sought to en the The U. S. cone lation sen-ice certified the case the' War Labor board. The Tirriken Roller Bearing com at Canton, Ohio, reported nearly CIO unionists had left Ihcir posts in a seniority dispute. More than members of an Independent union were out at the Du Pont Rayon plant In Old Hick- Tenn., In a strike over rein- of two workers, while 350 AFL. adherents and others ceasfd work at the Victor Chemi- cal work.) in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., because a switchman was sus- pended. 9 At Lockport, N. Y., 500 were Idle at the Slmonds Saw and Steel company. A strike of 60 truck drivers which had put 800 production workers on the sidelines was ended at the .Illinois Ordnance Plant in Carbon- 111. Four hundred striking spinners, and more than others who were unable to work because of a yarn shortage, were back at their at the Riverside and Dan Cotton Mills in Danville, ANKARA, June kara buzzed tonight with re- ports of an Allied landing In Ihe Peloponesus and, although there was no official confirmation, responsible quarters slid it could be true now or shortly. (Peloponnesus (island of Te- lops) Is that part of Greece south of fhe Isthmus of Corinth and is a polcntial Allied step- pine slone to Ihe Balkan main- land.) A high source said, however, that an Allied landing; there definitely would not change Turkey's neutrality at this time. Turkish roads are closed to for- eigners. A considerable part of Ihe Turkish army is on its an- nual maneuvers. Opening of the western front in Europe was heard in Ankara with Interest, but without mani- festations. Air Troops Rule Areas Far Inland LONDON, Wednesday, June hcadquar ters announced today Ilia more than I'.OOO troop-carry ing aircraft delivered th [Quota on D-Day d Vttoli on the important Avez- ano road tHighway and addi- onal thousands of prisoners march- ed to the rear. The momentum of he Fifth's attack and the disor- larilzatlon of the enemy hourly were jecoming more apparent. All the way from Rome to the ea the troops of Gen. Mark W. Clark have crossed or reached the :iber, and in -the Eternal city itself hey plunged in a constant stream, across the 11 spans still remaining McCAULLEY, June 6 Close of ntact. invasion day found McCaulley with Whatever hope Nazi Field Mar- war bond quota in the Fifth shal Gen. Albert Kesselring might War Loan drive already subscribed, have had of establishing a strong Chairman and committee In defense line anywhere south of the charge of the drive were Ed Mayson northern Appenine range guarding Bovd. Dave Maynerry and the Po Valley undoubtedly suffer- Eura Waldrop. McCaulley is in Fish- ed a sharp blow when the Allied er county, armies-struck" In northern France. From the air the retreating ene- my was battered mercilessly. Tacti- cal aircraft '.concentrated attacks yesterday on his communications leading to the battle area; medium bombers hit road bridges In West- central Italy, north of er bombers lashed at rail bridges, trucks', motor, transport and ammu- nition dumps, nnd other aircraft concentrated on strategic targets over a wide area. Four enemy air- craft were destroyed out of the mere eight seen by Allied forces over the battle area, and 13 Allied planes were reported missing. AT ENGLAND FOR INVASION-Fully equipped and each carrying large amounts of ammunition, American troops climb aboard a landing craft somewhere in England for the cross-channel invasion of France July C. Other landing craft arc seen in background. (AP Wrcphoto from Signal Corps ____________ Hubert Taylor Lt. (j.g.) Hubert Taylor, whose wife resides in Abilene, Is an officer on the U. S. Escort Carrier Block Island which the Navy announced Tuesday as sunk by enemy action ast month. Lieutenant Taylor had written his wife only two weelcs ago, but she heard no word.from him prc- INVASION AI-A.-GLANCE lavgest air-borne force in his ,tory into France yesterday a other Allied th war's greatest air ruled not only the invasio beaches but also far inland. The aerial phase of the in- saw Ions of crash down, clearing troops. ,____ which French shies __ German planes had come up to meet them. 'Continuous' fighter cover was malnlalned over the beaches and j for somc distance Inland, and over naval operations in the the supreme headquarters commu- nique said. Night raiders proiected Unexpectedly Light Casualties Reported SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary, Force, Wednesday, June troops swiftly, cleared Normandy beaches of the dazed Nazi survivors of a punishing sea and air bombardment, and nrmorrbackcd land- ing parties ranged inland today in x liberation invasion which the Germans themselves predicted would expand. Reinforce, merits streamed across the while-capped channel. Some reports reached here (bat Gcn. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's men had cut af Caen the Paris-Cherbourg railway, a main route supplying Hitler's defense forces in the Cherbourg peninsula. The German high command, how- Stalin Lauds Work Of Invasion Force '6 LONDON, June Sr- Minister Winston Churchill receiv- ed today this congratulatory mes- sage from Premier Stalin of Russia on the Allied liberation of Rome: i "I congratulate you on the great Victory of the Allied Anglo-Amer- ican forces in the taking of Rome. This news has been greeted in the Soviet union with great satisfac- tion." Merkel Woman Dies In Car-Irain Crash LUBBOCK, June W W. Campbell, 54, of Merkel, and her granddaughter were killed to- day when a truck In which the; were riding was hit by a Lubbock bound Santa Fe freight train at i grade crossing in the outskirts o the city. State police, Identified Mri Campbell, said the cab was shear ed from the bed of the trucV which belonged to John G. Me Farland of Frinna. The wome were the only occupants of the ve hide. Native of Finland Dies a! Sweetwaler SWEETWATER, June 6 Mrs. K. M. Sobe, 48, born In Helsinki nland, died at p.