Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 13, 1944, Abilene, Texas
WAR BOND BOX SCORE
Overall Quota ...... $3,805,000.00
Overall Sales ....... 557,653.75
Scries E Quota....... 1,255,000.00
Scries E Sales ...... 174,881.25
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VOL. LX1II, NO. 261
A TEXAS SmLif NEWSPAPER
ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1944-TWELVE PAGES
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ALLIES SURGE FORWARD
•France, Reich Battered
fifth Gouges German Line On Halo Lake
ROME. June, 13.-(AP)-The Germans north of Rome fought bitterly today along a new line of defenses from ^.ake Bolsena to the sea but Tifth army troops smashed through and occupied nearly all the western short of the lake and all but wiped oui a strong point east of Oihetello, *1 miles northwest of Rome.
Moving up both sides of Lake Bolsena, Allied forces on the western shore captured Valen-tano, -unction of three high-£ ways some 55 miles north of Rome and pushed on, nearing Latera, four miles further north.
Northwest of the lake, South African forces moving toward Orvieto ran into a stiff battle in Bagno
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On the Tyrrenian coast American doughboys encountered a new Berios of dug-in defenses east of Orbetello and attacked through high ground directly toward lateral highway 74, which is about 90 road miles from Rome at that point. In
n ROME, June 13—(UP)—Ll. Gen. Mark W. Clark, commander of the Allied Fifth army, said today th.-I <0,000 Gel ma*, have been killed, captured or wounded during the current offensive in Italy.
a sharp and bloody engagement they captured 142 prisoners from the German 162d Turcoman division and killed IOO more of the enemy.
41 The advance was considerably more rapid on the Adriatic sector, where Eighth army troops crossed the saline river, some five miles north of captured Pescara, at several places.
A These Allies forces took Popoli. on the Rome-Pescura road IO miles north of Sulmona, where the advance had halted only long enough to take 20 pilseners.
Last night RAF bombers ^ swept over Hungary and attaek-™ rd the Almas-l uzito oil refineries near Komarom, northwest of Budapest, starting large fires.
Yesterday tactical aircraft hammered transport and other targets } tile battle area and further north to impede the German withdrawal. The Mediterranean air force flew about 1,100 sorties in all.
■Suicide Verdict In Nubia Death
WAR AT A GLANCE
By the Associated Press
FRANCE — United States Fourth division captures Mon-teb'M'rg; other American forces plunge beyond Carditan in drive to chop off Cherbourg peninsula.
SOUTH PACIFIC — Ximitz-MaeArthur airmen continue assaults on enemy-held islands reaching from Palau into Marianas.
ITALY—Fifth army occupies nearly all western shore of Lake Bolsfna against hitter German resistance.
RUSSIA—Red army mobile units moved into Karelian isthmus beyond captured Rai-vola.
Monty Outfoxes Rommel Again; Latter Demoted
LONDON, June 13. —(UP) —
LONDON, June 13,-fAP) —U. S. bombers from Italy struck long-range targets in Germany today as hundreds of other warplanes on the western front provided closeup support of American forces sweeping towards Cherbourg on the Normandy peninsula.
Italy - based bombers in atronge force, escorted by fighters, penetrated into Germany from the south, attacking targets in the Munich area and at Innsbruck in old Austria.
The daylight precision attacks from Britain and Italy followed a night attack by more than 1.000 RAF bombers against German transport facilities and the synthetic oil manufacturing center of Gelsenkirchen In the Ruhr. On Gelsenkirchen, the RAF dumped
dispatch from the 21st army group’s li568 tons of high explosives and headquarters to the Evening Stand- incendiaries.
ard said today that It was believed Marshal Erwin Rommel has been removed from command of German troops facing the Allies in France.
No definite news about Rommel has reached the headquarters since the Invasion started, but all indications are that he no longer is in command, the dispatch said. “Detailed reports beginning to arrive from the front,” the dispatch said, "showed that Rommel’s plan for the defense of Hitler Europe had even graver consoouenres ‘h-n at first believed. It is now known that when Rommel was in Normandy shortly before the invasion he moved forward coastal defense zone troops which Marshal Gerd von Runstedt. commander of western Europe, had placed some distance behind the front line.
“He was so confident that by strengthening the coastal defenses he could make the landing so costly that the invaders would be! thrown into confusion.
“Then he would bring up panzer divisions and hurl the invaders back into the sea. This was the plan that Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery anticipated.-’
The dispatch said it was not believed Rommel had been dismissed but that the odds were he was no longer in command of German defenses.
Nazi Atlantic Wall Pictures Disappear
MOSCOW, June 13—(/P>— A Russian Tass news agency dispatch from Zurich, Switzerland, today quoted “neutral arrivals from Germany” as saying that books, pamphlets, and pictures of the “Atlantic Wall" have disappeared from German bookshops and newstands since the Allied invasion of Normandy. "They were reported to have been withdrawn from circulation on instructions of the propaganda ministry.”
Escorted by Mustangs, Thunderbolts and Lightnings, the Fortresses rained explosives on airdromes at Evreux-Fau Ville and Dreux - Illleres - L'Eveque.
( lear weather made possible visual bombing. The Fortresses followed up yesterday’s attack by up to 1,400 American heavy bombers against 16 airfields.
The Berlin radio told of heavy air battles raging over the whole invasion area and said that Allied planes surging over the Alps had penetrated to Bavaria and Franconia. Other daylight raiders were reported in small numbers over western and northern Germany.
Following up yesterday’s record assault by 1,400 American heavy bombers, the RAF included in its overnight targets bridge' near Caen, center of some of the heaviest fighting in the Allied invasion drive, and Cologne in western Germany.
The Luftwaffe, evidently trying to save faee after its weak showing in Normandy, sent a few planes over southern and eastern England, and got one Ione plane through to London for the first time since April 27. The campaign against German transport, which reached a new crescendo yesterday, went on through the night virtually unabated at the hands of heavies, mediums, Masquitos, and expanded eastward into the Lowlands.
The RAF bombed railroad centers at Arras, Amiens and Cambrai— key points on the route from Flanders to Normandy—aand Poitiers, France, as well as bridges near
See AIR WAR Cg. 5, Col. I
MERKEL, June 13 (Spl) —Ver dict of death by self-inflicted gunshot wounds was returned this morning by Justice of Peace E. M. Sherman of Trent at the inquest ^held at Merkel to investigate the "death of Zack L. Cargill, 69. Nubia farmer.
Mr. Cargill died at 8 p. rn. Monday in the Sadler clinic of wounds in the right side of his head. Claude C. Smith, minister of the (^Merkel Church of Christ, was to officiate at funeral services at 4 p. rn. today from the Cross Roads Church of Christ, Burial was to be under direction of Barrow-Shep-herd funeral home in the White Church cemetery by the side of ^hls wife who died in 1933.
Mr. Gargill was found Monday morning by a daughter, Mrs. Jake Patterson, who lived near him. She heard a shot as she was on lier way to his home between IO and ll a. rn.
• and found him slumped on a couch. A double-barrel shotgun, with one empty barrel, was on the floor nearby.
Mr. and Mrs. Cargill came to Mulberry canyon in 1908 from Oklahoma. He had been living alone since her death.
Other than Mrs. Paterson, he is .survived by two sons, Horace of Las Vegas. Nev., and Howard Cargill of Nubia; another, daughter Mrs. Forrest Reynolds of San Angelo; ll grandchildren and one half-brother, Oscar Cargill of Oklahoma.
Justice of Peace Sherman conducted the inquest because of the illness of the Merkel justice, N. D JC obi).
Sines Occupy Rifle Range in Myitkyina
NEW DELHI, June 13—(A1—Press dispatches from Lt. Gen. Joseph W Stilwell^ headquarters said today that Chinese troops have occupied the rifle range in Myitkyina, main Japanese base in north Burma, and other Allied units have taken an enemy strong point in the southern part of the town.
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ALLIED ARMOR .MASSED ON FRENCH SHORE—Allied tanks, jeeps and other vehicles mobilize after reaching a Normandy beach, preparing to drive inland in the invasion of France. Photo by Associated Press staff photographer Peter J. Carroll, with the wartime still pool. (AP Wirephoto).
Breakfast Kicks Off Bond Drive
D-Day Heros Family Feted
U. S. Paratroops Tortured. Killed
King Into Germany
LONDON, June I!— P—Belgian authorities in London said today they had learned that the Germans had moved King Leopold from Brussels to Germany as a .security measure.
Since the Allied landings in Normandy, they said, Leopold has been confined to his palace under heavy German guard on the ground that he was technically crmmander-in-chief of the 'Belgian army—and therefore a potential rallying point • for Belgian resistance.
The Fifth War Loan drive got By I nited Press
underway in earnest this morning Combat troop, re:,mins from
. northern France have brought back when approximately 125 business evidence” that the
men attended the kick-off break- Germans tortured and murdcied fast at the Second Street USO, American paratroopers during the pledging their time and efforts to- initial stages of the invasion last ward selling Taylor County's quota j week, according to a.L- ndon broad-of $3,805,000 within the week. J cast by NBC Correspondent Stan-Honored guests for the breakfast iey Richardson, were the wife and son of Paratrooper John G. McFarlen, fli t enlisted man to set foot in France when the Allies invaded western Europe. She was invited by county Bond Chairman C. M. Caldwell.
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Dr. Rupert N. Richardson, acting president of Hardin-Simmons uni- . versify, WIA the principal speaker, who emphasized that this Is our war for everything we hold dear,
They keep lighting-You keep buying
that bonds represent security, that would be conquerors and tyrants have never been stopped except through blood and battle.
“What can we say that might cause others to buy bonds? A speech should not be necessary ... a speech should be out of place. This is our war and we should understand it better by remembering that first and last we are fighting for U. S. safety."
Taylor county opened the first I formal day of bond sales under the;
Fifth War Loan drive with a total of $557,653.75 invested during the first 12 days of June. Series E sales were $174,881.25 against a quota of1 $1.225,000 Overall quota is $3,805,-000.
Issuing agencies reporting the in-: itial sales were Abilene Building and Loan association, radio station!
KRBC, Paramount theater, Citizens National bank, Farmers and Merchants national bank all of Abilene.
thrcr Amci*» an paratroopers were found outside a German command post nrar ( arentan, with the hands hound.
"There is every indication,” he said, “that these three Americans were executed after they had been captured in violation cf the rules I of war.”
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In another Instance, Kiehr-ardson said, a young 2nd lieutenant in the paratroop corps was found with his throat slit and a German knife besides his body. Ile apparently had become lodged in a tree while parachuting down and was killed as he hung there.
A third case concerned a major who was found in a village dead of multiple stab w unds,” Richardson declared
Richardson said he investigated and verified one reported incident in which the bodies of
Bond Show lake,
Approximately 1,500 Abilenians
attended the Army Air Base bond
show Monday night contributing
around $763,700 in gales and pledges | substantiated.” although Horton
for a starter on the Fifth War emphasized that a number of other
Loan quota of $3,805,000 j paratroop who wore wplur* *
‘ ! the Germans and later escaped re
Bond tickets ranged from *25 | portr(, thev were treated with every
to $25,000. Eleven $25,000 bonds J, onsideration
were purchased. "The Germans who hellbent*!
Preliminary remarks were made murdered our bt vs were bv Chairman C. M Caldwell and s poor Iv disciplined
Parson Lands With 'Chutists, Stays at Front
Editor’s Note: Press Wireless, Inc informed the United Press that the following dispatch from Unit'd Press War Corrc.-pendent Henry T. Gorrell inaugurated the first direct traiv-mls-si n of news from France to the Unitrd Stan s since the invasion
By HENRY T. CORRELL
WITH U S ASSAULT TROOPS. Carentan, France. June 12—<Delayed i—(UP)—1The parachuting parson and I were watching the fighting in the outskirts of Carentan.
"Its hell down there; I know because I’vp been with those kids for several ho’irs,” Chaplain Ra mond IMH. Lynn. Mass,, said.
We lay on our stomachs at an advanced observation post and watched the artillery go alter a duster rf German pillboxes which had been pinning the American boys down in gutters. Two panting runners were giving the colonel tho position of the German posts
The colonel barked the orders into the radio. We heard his singsong: “Okay, fire!” Then, “on the way.” The shells went over with a freight train rush. We watched the German
Bv WES GALLAGHER SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, June 13. —(AP)—The Allies in Normandy hurst forward mightily on all fronts late today, with the Americans cracking Cherbourg’s defenses by seizing three towns and driving advance patrols within IO miles of the great port.
British troops in a deep-biting powerdrive outflanked (arn. eastern bastion of the 80-mile battlefront, M'i/ing Tro-arn, nine miles east of Caen.
Mons; the center of the flaming front, I . S. troops captured Baller*))', t Ii e Allied forces plunged south of Bayevx in a “big advance” flanking ( arn from the west.
Tile U. S. Fourth infantry division toppled Montello'irg, 14 miles southeast of Cherbourg, ard advance patrols pushed on four miles closer to the strategic port.
Two other American columns slashed halfway across the top of Cherbourg peninsula in deepening threats to lop off the port One of these driving inland ll miles near Ste Mere Egltse captured Pen [’Abe, only five mtl-'s from the west coast railway .still in German hands, and 14 miles from the western shore. Tho other fought bevond Carentan and was roughly halfway' across the peninsula at its narrowed, 20-mlle neck.
Other Americans captured Le-Ham, three miles southwest of Monte bourg.
Supreme headquarters described the day s sweeping advance as “very, vers xathfac-
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Fall cf Troarn lh a srvfrn-^r.’*
advance by the British wa* the first big gain registered In this desperately-defended area since a I British airborne division landed I there on D-Day a v ’’ck ago.
The British in another 3 1-2 mil^s advance won a village on the outskirts of Caen Itself.
I New airborne troops were droo-I ped in Prance. The Germans reported airborne landings on the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsula, presumably as part of % pincers to snip off the cape.
Six U. S, divisions now have been
Richardson said MaJ. Oliver M. Horton, Raleigh, N, C., told him that “many such reports have been substantiated,” although
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Major E L. Murphy, Air base ad- or both," Horton Jutant.
which was directed bv mfwypmfvy Probably highlight of the show, which was directed by IT. M. R. Garret, assistant special service officer, was the presentation of the composition Ell Wait For You, written by Mr s.J. O Stinnett and dedicated to her husband now serving overseas. It was sung Mrs. in the Hour of ( harm contest.
The show cast of 50 was introduced in musical skits by Sgt. Lee
either poorly officered, yid.
pillboxes disappear dust, with flashes flame.
“Thank God for that one," whispered the parson. “Ihat had to be placed just right because otherwise it would haxe hit our kids Ling out there in the gutters.”
The parson knows his fight in because he has been in the thick of j Ponte Abbe, 3 1-2 mile
! railroad running nea
See PARSON Pf. 5, Col. 5
fighting with red I powerful invasion armies -I perilous 600,000 men en J' I both sides and supreme Iters reported progress all j battlefront now lengther miles.
Another American for*
aer 4 tile peninsula ‘ ct j tebourg and Carentan
the •s — with (qed on > adquar-iong the d to 80
driving; en Mon-
captured st of tho e. Mer®
Deep Sea Diver to Search tor Bodies
Sehincup, master of and included violin solo by Pfc Ben Alex, toe strut by Marge Webster, songs by the trio composed of Mrs. Stinnett, Janice Robertson
Carnp° Barkeiev "and ^Farmers" and "ndnfHrlp"ilCarmpib,'1! magic tricks Merchants National bank of Mer- bv Pfp Pbl1 Graluu, piano seiec-
tions by Pfc. Leonard Stanley, ae-
Ed Stewart presided, following an ^oidian numbers by Cpl Angi lo invocation by Bob Fielder, and in* Pasflu:i|dli, jam iession by Sgt.
Mayor of Clyde Succumbs Here
John W Robbins, 67. mayor of Clyde for the past eight years, died at 10:28 a rn Tuesday at Hendrick Memorial hospital.
Funeral arrangements, to be at bodies of I O Brooks of Abilene,
AUSTIN, Jure sea diver will att lea of three pers< the deep water northwest cf he: Planes have bi fully in an attn
13—-1*1—A deep mpr to locate bod* j as who drowned in of Lake Travis, e, a week ago. en used unsuccessful to find the
ceremonies, clvdf> arp inc
imnlete. The body is his son, Curti iii
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Claire Black and the Swing Eight, cowboy music by Pfc. Bob Smith, I and concluding songs by Mr?
Comedy and dancing was furnished by Sgt. Bill Emerson and the Bakerette chorus
at Kiker-Knhdi’ funeral home here but will be taken to Clyde today by Patterson funeral home Born Oct 21. 1877, he had been a resident of Clyde for 30 years Survivors include his wife, three children, Jean and John Robbins Jr and Mr- Joe Modesty of Throckmorton; a brother. Dan R. Robbins, Orlando. Okla.. and a sister, Mrs, Annie Betchem, Lake Dal-Wil- I las
His Mfithcr-in-fcaW, Mrs. M Shanks, was buried Munday.
matin of Alist
a boat aceiden
Billie Strandt-hev drowned in
Berlin declared Aided forces were driving on the central Normandy road lilt!) of St I o, and placed Americans within seven miles of the town.
Maintaining th mri< 'o s aerial support several hundred Flying Forsee INVASION pp 5, Col. 3
Four Years Ago
By The Associated Press June 13, IMO—T’rench deejare P.»ris an oppn cit'; Germans cross Seine at Vernon. Les An-delys and Louviers in west; cross 'lame and capture ( halons in east; Premier Keynaud appeals to the United states to send ‘clouds of war planes."
ACCENT (IN TOI ITI—These two young German prisoners face the camera in a prisoner of war compound on the French coast while waiting shipment to England. They were captured in fighting in Normandy coast area. (AP YVirephot< via Signal Corps Radio).
TEXARKANA, U.S.A June 13 — (UP)—Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., put a dol-lar-and-cents price tag on the cost of Rome and the Marshalls islands at tho opening of the Fifth war loan drive here last night and estimated the war would cost an additional <95.000,OOO,OOO <B> by the end of 1944.
Japs Withdraw On Assam Front
C,S DEPARTMENT OI < OMMI RC'I WEATHER BI Kl \(
ABILENE AND VICINITY Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wed nrsda.v Scattered thundershower* thi* j Hima on thf afternoon Fresh wind*.
EAST TEXAS Partly cloudy this aft The mnrch from Naples to Rome crown tonight and Wednesday, scat
tercd thundershower* in east and north portions this afternoon and in east portion Wrdnrsda, Fresh wind*
WEST TEXAS: Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday.
Maximum temperature last 24 hours,
Minimum temperature last 12 hours
cost S6,700,OOO,OOO (Bi and it cost $6,000,000,000 iB) to capture the Marshall islands in the southwest Pacific, he said, in opening the drive for $16,00,000,000 <B> in bonds —the largest loan of this war,
“I leave it to you to imagine what it will cost to march from Rome to Berlin," Morgenthau said. “I leave it to you to imagine what it will Cost us to go from the Marshall islands to Tokyo.”
The jar already has cost $200 -000,000,000 <B), according to Mor-genthau, who appeared on a program broadcast over three nation*
1 networks from the largest titrate .n this rkansas-Texas border town
SOUTHEAST ASIA COMMAND
headquarters, Kandy Cevion, J June 13 (TPI 'The Japanese have
1 withdrawn from positions com-
1 manding Naua village, north of Ko-
Assam front, and Allied troops have occupied Aradura, soul Ii of Kohima, it was announced today.
Thp two-month battle for control of the Kohima region ridges thus was said to have ended in favor of the Alii*.' after fighting officially described as “of vita! importance Tue-Mon Sun Mon to operations throughout the whole
a m Hour p m of the eastern theater.”
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Nazi General Killed
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M l2i LONDON June 13.—Berlin 7«i 87 radio announced officially today ll SS ’bat German General of Artiller* 75 iii Marcks, ''commander of the Cher 7S H0. bourg peninsula, met death in fir ref 8:4# fighting at the head of his troops.
HE GETS THE POINT—A German prisoner understands the meaning of an American paratroopers’ bayonet and raises his In iuds accordingly, as the Allies push ob in the invasion of France, Photo by Associated Press staff photographer Peter J. Carroll, with* the wartime still photo pool, (AP Wirephoto).Ii