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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1944, Abilene, Texas imtMMsi FIRST IN WEST TEXAS L LXI1I, NO. 264. A TEXAS NEWSPAPER WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENK, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 7, 1944-TWELVE PAGES Associated Prcsi (AP) United Press (U.P.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Raiders Hold Bitter Air Fight Cut Nazii Ukraine Jugular Vein7 flatter Way Jo Dnieper Bend Salient LONDON, Tuesday, Mar. 7 (AP) Red army troops of the first Ukrainian front battering their way through .Jhe northwestern hinge of the TJermans' Dnieper bend sal- ient have captured Volo- chisk and1 cut the Odessa- Lwow railway line along an 18-mile stretch, Moscow an- ikiounced early today. Severance of the important double tracked railway by Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov's troops yesterday cost the Naz- >tfs their last important rail outlet in Southern Russia. It came in the third day of ihe new Russian push and the broad- cast midnight Soviet communique supplement declared that "Soviet by outflanking maneuvers, cutting off the Germans' re- treat." The war bulletin, recorded here by the Soviet monitor, further de- that the Germans "are suf- fering heavy losses in manpower material" and said that one army formation alone killed German officers and men hi Aswriinjf Marshal Zbu- koT's force! consisted of 15 in- fanlry divisions and eight tank corps plus "vast of motorized formations, the radio concluded that the size of the Soviet effort "iocs to show that in this sector the Russians definitely hope to fight the decisive battle." Cattle Average HEREFORD SALE no doubt, were ihe topic for discussion when this trio got together for a chat at the West Texas Hereford association sale here yesterday. They are Jim Dulancy of Swectwater, right, Hereford breeder and former banker; Jack Frost, president of the Texas Hereford association arid owner of the White Hat ranch at Blackwell; and Tom Flack of Eastland, left. (Staff ABILENIAN HELPS KILL SIX JAPS IN SIX SECONDS An Abileulan, FJc. Charles stedlef; had an important part in; what may be record for quick era- i dication of Japs. From General Hedquarters in the I Southwest .Pacific area comes a press release .that Hufatedler was among Three .Texans_ who killed six Japs -in as.- many seconds 'in a patrol beyond' 'American lines at Arjwe, New -Britain. Leon'- C.. .Sn.ell or Dumas'.and cpi: Harvey Thomp- son. of'Dallas were .captiously niov- ing through a thinly covered sec- tion in Jront of their Imps, when Snell spotted eight Japs moving toward them. He pointed them out to the other two and they hit the ground and waited. The three men let. the Nippon- ess soldiers come almost upon them Before opening up with Garands Far to the north on the Baltic 5nd a tommy gun. Only two Japs front, small groups of Russian got .away. troops broke into enemy fortifica-1 Hufstedler Is the .son of Mr. and (ions in the vicinity of the Eston-1Mrs- A- E. Hufstedler, 2526 Rus- sell. Ian fortress city of Narva and kill- ed 300 Germans In hand to hand He is with the National Guard graduate of Abilene high school and formerly was employed by Western Union. [Troop G, which includes a num lighting, the communiq'je said. iber of Abilenians, and was in on It was on the first Ukrainian the mid-December Arawe invasion. front, however, that the major since fighting was reported, as the Rus-j Abiieniall win cdcbrate were-declared to have -cap- j26th birthday on March 29. He is tured mere than 200 villages and yesterday to bring to more "'than 700 the number of populated places which the Germans have been forced to relinquish in the three days of the drive. In a recapitulation of the first days of fighting, the war bulletin said that Russians kill- ed more than German, officers and men and took more than prisoners. These Nazi casualties are from German force of a dozen divi- 000 has been retreat- ing before the Russian drive. The Germans "jugular vein" in the Southern Lwow- Odessa stood for three I1 months as the ultimate objective of the Soviet design to break through Ihe upper crust of the German armies in Southern Russia, which are believed to total almost 27 Cases Measles Are Reported Here Order Three Army Officers Tried WASHINGTON, Mr.rch general court martial has been or- dered to try three officers of the Army Air Forces on charges of ne- glect of duty in the inspection of airplane engines produced at the Wright Aeronautical plant at Lock- land. Ohio. The Army, announcing this to- said Lt. Col. Frank C, Greu- lich'of Detroit, formerly in- spector of the air forces at the Lockland plant; Maj. Walter A. Ryan of Detroit and Maj. William Biuckmann ot Cincinnati were" charged under the 95th and 96lh articles of war. Those sections provide dismissal for officers convicted of unbecom- ing conduct, and punishment at the court's discretion if convicted of other offenses prejudicial to the Army. Proceedings are to begin April 3 in Cincinnati. Twenty-seven cases of measles were included in the weekly report of contagious diseases in Abilene and Taylor county, sent to the state department of health by Dr. R. E. DeWilt. local health director. Also in the report were 12 cases of chlckenpox, two of dysentery, baeillary, six of gonorrhea. H of influenza, two of pneumonia; nine of syphillis and three whooping cough. cases of PFC. CHARLES HIIFSTEDLER Hereford Breeders Aid Red Cross Fund 35th Anniversary BIG SPRING, March T. S. Curric. president of the State i National Bank, last week observed j the 35th anniversary ol pro-; fesrioii as tenker here. On March j 2. 1905, he became cashier of the' newly organized First State Bank, later changed to State National. The latter moved Into its new quarters March 1, 193t. Two Hereford breeders went to the aid of the Red Cross at the fifth annual sale of the West Tews Hereford Breeders association yesterday, raising S350 for the drive now under- way. Sirs. Rupert Harkridcr. sec- retary of the association, and hrr daughter-in-law, .Mrs, Ru- pert K. Harkrider, donated a bull to the Red Cross that sold In the auction to Roy of Mtrkel for Largcnt, who vice-president ot the Here- ford association and chairman if the sale committee, then do- nated the bull back to the Red Cross and he sold a second lime for SIM. The bull, Ufl-A-Loan Dick, then went (o his owner. W. F. Eutman of Merkel and S350 Kent into the Red Cross fund. Per Head In Monday Sale By HARRY HOLT Livestock Editor) Mass of Nazi Bodies Piled On Beachhead U. S. Plane Losses 68; Nazis lose 123 LONDON, Mar. 6- (AP) -More than 850 American ON THE ANZIO BEACH- bombers battled their way through Avenues of encmv HEAD IN ITALY, Mar. 6 (Mtcrs and flak today to pour probably more than 2000 of German of bombs on buffered Berlin and tonight plaintive warn- aiers "piled up like cord- j Nazi radios indicated llml KAF nighl raiders were the Anzio beach- carrying more destruction info the heart of the Reich have been kill-1 The historic daylight attack by "divisions" of Flying ed, wounded or caplurcd in I fortresses and Liber.tlors cost the Americans a record of 68 the fighting here represent j bombers, but at the same lime cost [he German air force at Fifty head of Herefords sold for a serious dislocation of Nazi 'c-isl 123 sorely-needed planes and turned sections of the Allied (Nazi capital into what one American flier described as Hereford association here yester- !nvaslotl Gl'cal Britain, I day, with a top price of lu was disclosed authorita- West Texas association here yester- a top price of The cattle were well distributed, Witness 3-Mile Parade Abilene's Red Cross War Fund drive was off to a colorful start Monday Afternoon when .approxi- mately Abilenians and visl- ors from surrounding counties saw i three-mile parade, emphasizing preparedness of both the American Red Cross and the Army lor ser- vice. Combining the features of going to 29 buyers, mostly within this immediate area, S. P. it T. P. Robertson of Breckcnrldge were the day's leading buyers, taking six bulls for W. J. Largent of Merkel bought five for T. Sparks of Eden paid the top price of to own Geor- gcanna's nup. 70ih, consigned by Hardy Grksom of Abilene. D. H. Cornelius n< llllh I U and 13. Snn SU ...V, Itmptratlrtl la 13. w dile list Jen MlM: Dunn Announces for Howard Co. Sheriff BIG SPRING, March B Denver Dunn, chief deputy sheriff, j _ has announced for the otflce of [Children Perish control cable 600 yards long which links it to its base. It is live tcct long, two feet high, two feet wide and weighs 730 pounds. It carries a 130-pound explosive charge. The flea-tank is propelled by a two-cy- linder gasoline engine. also saw cortlng fight- not ihirJ cfcntinec1 Th? tsit-Tf of ance of op lions by the RAP was not ihi dlately knotfn. Some cbn radio stations left the' "ah phone service from Berlin holm was Interrupted, and Frankfurt radio early in the nig disclosed "enemy aircraft are circ- ling over our town." Alter an hour's ths Frankfurt station went back oh the air to say that "the sporadlo return of nuisance raiders from the Rhine-main area is to be ex- pected." During the spectacular aerial battle which spread across Ger- many, ttie Allied fighters shot down 83 German planes. The bombera also destroyed at least 40 others for a total of at least 123, but the exact number was not yet known. The communique said. "Re- sistance from enemy fighters was encountered throughout the There was rrrry indication lh.it this new blow nt Berlin was one of the most tcrriblo and effective jet leveled at Ihe German rli- In, m, a br applied through the electrical blc control. The announcement said "Divi- sions of heavy bombers in Great strength, escorted by a very large formation of fighters, atUicked fac- J' lories, airfields and other military I installations in the metropolitan ct of Berlin with good re- sheriff hi the Democratic primary. He ha.5 been a peace officer here for fifteen years. He served three years as deputy under the late Andrew J. Mcrrick. Previously an- nounced for the off.'cc was R. L. (Bob) Wolf, veteran Howard Coun- ty officer. _, 1 An American air division nor- Thc new weapon overturns eas-1 numbers from 420 to 730 By and so far lias beet, wholly In- planes. One U. S. pilot tonight es- effective In this theater. beiB.CCII m md m U. S. planes participated in the mighty daylight raid. Unlike Saturday's thrust at Ber- lin by one formation of Flying Fortresses, the latest operation found the Nazi air force lying in wait for an all-out effort to repel the attack and the battle that re- jilted was perhaps the greatest aerial fight In history. YORK BEACH, Me, March 6- Fire Chief Ilarley O. Elfc expressed belief that six children of a Portsmouth Navy yard worker perished tonight in flames which deslroyed [heir cottage home at ad- jacent Long Beach. TAXKKRS TAKE Tanks of the 12lli Armored division rumbled over Abilcnc's downtown streets yesterday two abreast in an impressive display of armcri mighl as part of the mammoth Ret! Cross war fund drive parade. (Staff ;