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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1944, Abilene, Texas BOX SCORE ON RED CROSS DRIVt County Wednesday to date Reporter- VOL. LXIH, NO. 267 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER VTORU, FRIDAY MORKINOMARCM 10, 1944 .-ElOHTEKN PACK MORNING AisociatctHas (AT) united IU.P.) PRICE FIVE CENTS RUMANIAN .CABINET RESIGNS EN BLOC NEW YORK, March Tokyo radio, in a broadcast heard by NBC, stated tonight that "the Ru- manian cabinet has resigned en bloc, according to a, Berlin dispatch. Further details are as yet unob- tainable." There was no immediate confir- mation from other quarters. _ The last Rumanian cabinet was formed Jan. 27, 1941, and was head- ed by Gen. Ion Antaiescu as pre- mier and foreign minister. Anto- nescu also bore (lie title of "leader." Oilier members included }n the I last available list were Prof. Mihall I K Antonescu, deputy premier and minister without portfolio; Gen D F. Popescu, interior; Alexander Neagu. finance; Gen. Pantazi, de- feme; Gen. pheorghe Dobre, mill- Hold On Isles Nears End tary supply; Nicolai Dobre, national Prof. Petrovic'h. cduca- lion; Joncl justice; Gen 1 Georgescu, public works; Prof. To- mescu, labor; Aurclian Pana, agri-1 culture; Dragomlr economic affairs; Prof. Crainic, pro-1 GENERAL ANTOXESCO .Reds Open 105- m Mar. Soviet Raiders Meet Little Enemy Opposition LONDON, Mar. Strong forces of America heavy bombers with, thei fighter escort r o a r i n through a sky virtually fre of German planes Berlin industrial targets fo the second day in successior today and struck also agains a plant in Central Germanj in operations which cost onl; seven bombers and one fight er. The German news agencv DNB said tonight .that-Hannover. 15 mites west of Berlin, also was raid by American bombers todav fire aerial operations ajainsl Bfrlin Ihe past seven days have cost 193 American planes while the Xazi. defenders at the Jfclch's hfirl" hive lent i minimum of 316 aircraft. American losses included 137 bombers and 56 fighter planes, with a total compltmenl men, i The agency's broadcast said explosives were dropped, by Ur 'bombers on their way lo It was the fourth time in six days that, the indomitable armada of U. S. heavy bombers re-turned to bomb Ihe fire-blackened German :apitai. An Army.comrmininnr' annoimcec i S otheFRussian. troops had captured the "important strongpoint" of and battered into the Tarnopol. Hundreds of thousands of German troops in the Dniep- er bend were menaced by the latest developments, announ- ced in two orders of the day by Marshal Premier Joseph Stalin in the Moscow cpm- Moscoiv amiouricecl tonight he loaes and sald cnl-v "a 5 nnr Cross Drive .Moving Slowly Taylor county's Reel Crass war runri drive m.s moving along at slower clip yesterdny afternoon, but Chnirman Ed Stewarl blamed it on the weather and exprtsed confi- dence that the quota will be met long before the March 31 deadline. Yesterday's contributions totaled only S2.327.26. brinoing the drive aggregate to y One of the day's best contribu- tions came from the Immamicl Baptist church when Fletcher L Willis, church treasurer, presented the fund a check for D. G Held Is pastor of the church. .S Stewart praised (lie cliurch in its V effort, contributing such a large amount for such a small or- KI ganizatioii. Twenty new names were added to the 100 per cent list of firms and organizations during Ihe day were Department of Public Blankcnship-Antillcy Im- plement Co.. Vaughns Sweet Shop Ifcad's Bakery. Abilene Motor Co Carl's Gift Shop. Dr. Joe E. Busby's office. Fair Park school. Travis school. Thorn McAn. Lewis Foot Shop. Ackers Shoe Store. South Junior high school. Gail Business college. Abilene Builders Supply Co.. ewlnncy Glass and Paint Co. Black Young Co.. S Q. Clothiers. Caleb Reed's Mm Shop and Keely-Barncs. Neor Quarter-Inch Rain Falls in City A slow, soaking rain fell here yes- afternoon and last night measuring .23 inch al. 10 p. m. The rainfall brought the year's total to 5.85 inches as compared to only 3f inch for the same period last year. More wet weather apparently Is store for todiiy. Ihe weatherman predicted mostly cloudy and rain. mum'que. Tlie new drive, tearing head-on into the -Germans from the east was forcing them back toward re- gions of Southern Poland and Ru- mania already threatened by Still a third action, announced by the communique, was a drive south- west of Berdichcv in which the Rus- sians captured the town of Ulanov 26 mips .southwest of Berdtehev' Tills drive links n-ith lhc eastern- most of the Ru.ssi.-in forcr-s fiehting al Tarr.opol nnd Slaro- Konstantinov. C'anliire of more than ,110 localities was announced today 200 of them in the four-day ac- fn which Stalin disclosed that Gen. Rnrlion Y. Malin- nvsliy's third Ukrainian front- forces had broken through Ihe German front soulrmrit of Krlvol Roj. A "hcav.v defeat" was inflicted on nine German divisions, and the So- viet line rolled westward Ifl in 37 miles across the Ingiillels river canluring Novy Blip. 55 miles above iNikolacv at the mouth of the Bue river, and Ka7.inka. 17 miles north- east of Navy Sue. Stalin said The Russians not only cut lhc lo'litfkava-fVikolacv railway but the comniniiHiur. recorded by the So- viet monilor. announced thai [n Ihe fishltng which began Monday 5.MO Germans have been killed 1 000 more taken prisoner and im- .lortanl German war material cap- tured including 67 tanks, 175 guns more lhan 2.000 trucks and ten stores of supplies. our bombers reported minor en- counters jith. thr enemy." '-Musings.: "ana Lightnings of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces and RAF 'Mus- tangs of Allied expeditionar5 air force provided the escort and support. The communique declared "the targets were bombed through Ihe overcast by means of scientific instruments." The induslrial target In cenlral Germany which was nil was not specified in the bulletin. An indication that the DAP night bomber lleet was making R prompt follow-up attack on Geinwn lar- sct.i came tonight when the Frank- furt radio broadcast an air fllcrt. Apparently referring lo one of the seven missing bombers, the Swedish radio said an undamaged American bomber made a forced landing near Ronncby. a Baltic port ner the southern tip of Sweden, and that (he 10 crew members es- caped Injury. They were taken into military custody. Landlord Should Have Collapsed In a city where rents reputedly arc high and complaints ot leiunto arc more or less common, and men at (he Army housing bureau were startled by the demands of an Army captain. He asked that Ins rent be increas- ed! Sir Harold Sees Air General Better Beachhead NORMAN' CLARK Representing Ihe Combined British I Press (Distributed hy the Associated Tress) WITH THE ALLIED BEACH- HEAD FORCES AT ANZIO. March 4 Sir Harold Alex- ander, Allied commander Italy to.'d war correspondents today after n tour of Inspection -thai are very much better on the beach- head than when I 'was here last Jhrce weeks ago. "Then I said I was confident we would pull off this new landln- behind the enemy's main front lie continued. implied that I was an unwise man to sa.v that, but 1 was absolutely confident- "I was confident first, because we have magnificent can and British; secondly, because we have magnificent equipment and third, because we have good loaders. "What is to win is toughness, determination, juts and confidence. "We havt first lo pul con- lidenct in our own, troops. When It conies down lo A really bititr struggle nhert both sides are pretty evenly matched, the people with and determination are jsinj to win a siogjinj match. "U we have these above all confidence-then we shall win it. If we think we won't we won't. I say that because don't want people to have mistaken ideas The situation is not easy. I am quite confident that It will be all right now. "It has not of course gone as w. onsmally had hoped. But one you have slopped, then It become a question of building up and slo" Sing. "When ive shall be able to break out. of it is difficult to say, bu other tilings arc happening." Exonerating war correspondent who landed with tlic beachhead forces doni all blame of causln? uneasiness lo public opinion in the United Kingdom or the Unltet States for which we censured then three weeks ago, Alexander said "I have gone into this matter lu far as news Irom the beachhead wounded slightly in action in Itaii Jan. 22. Kendall's home is at Alto, Calif. Graves, whose wife lives in sail Antonio, Tex., is the sixth ser.cia! now carried on die' Army lists as missing in action. Others, all brigadier generals, are Asa N. Duncan, missina the European coast 'Nov. n, 1943; Ken- neth N. Walker, Southwest Pacific Jan. 5, 1943; Howard K. flamey', .March 26, 1943. Southwest Pacific' Nalhan B. Forrest, June 13. 1013' after raid on Kiel, Germany, and Charles L. Kecrans Jr., Jiilv 11 1343, in Sicily. Only one reneral ofrlctr Is carried now as killed in action Central CUrt-nce Tinker, who wai lost in the Battle of Midnaj June 7, Seven others have been killed in plane crashes since the siart ot the war: Lieut. Gen. Frank M. Andrews, commanding general of Army forces In the European thea- ter In a crush In Iceland last May 3. and Maj. Gen. Charles H. Barth in .the. tame Gen. Herbert, Dtfg'ue, Iri-.c'k'Hfornla Dec 12, 1941; .Brig. Gen. Harold H. Australia April Brig. Gert. Carlylc- Wash, near SfoMlc, Ala., Jan. 27, 1943; Maj. 'Jen. Stonewall Jackson. Gump Polk, La., Oct. 13, 1S43, and .Maj. Gen. Frank C. Mahln, near Wayncs- boro. Tcnn., July 24, 1312. Brig. Gen. Alfred J. Lyon dlctl Dec. I, 1842, of pneumonia rciiilt- ng from exposure on a bombing mission over occupied Europe. U.S. Fleet Enters Harbor Unmolested Nazi Threat Slows Finn Peace Action LONDON, March 9 iiany, fighting to save face nmoni Europe's small nations and to pre- loss ot vital mineral supplies, was reported here today to be ng heavy pressure, including hre.its, to make Finland reject Russia's terms for peace. British Infomianl.s remained lopefiil. however, dial Finland will pull out of thr war, but these hopes I'eie qualified by expressions uf car that a delay on Fln- ancl's part In an effort lo win a ompromlse would meet with R flat cfusal from RiL'Sia. By Associated Press War Kdilor Itoed American forces tightened their hold on the Ad- and the northern shores of nearby New Britain, p anes made their first counterattack) on Enhvelok t sJogjL Gen. Douglas MacArlluir The Weather Tour County Towns To facilitate automobile registra- tions and the rendering of taxable property. Tax Collector Assessor landlord Is getting 'roofed.' I think I should pay at least S40." The surprised sergeant asked him for his reason and th-3 oilicer re- plied there wasn't any. He said, though, he might be able to use an electric refrigerator in his home. The landlord, contacted liter, said lie hadn't considered tiie matter and I tear beginning that the'officer hadn't approached and continuing tlirtr.ighoul next him on the subject. wcck Immediately the AHB started to' Patterson anci a i- i ifo to Bradshaw. Pat Patterson w Wool Sells Low BOSTON. Xlsr. all of the pounds of Mont- evideo grease wool oltcrcd [or auc- tion today by the government was soli before the midday recess Given Promotion Landrum Leslie Medlock. Jr.. oil c. r of Roscoc has been advanced to iir, Cetctr ic w H Bra leutcnant in (he MAC. the War Dc-uA tnstallcrt ih i 'w T i S "Ctl ll" "nt so lo co lllmurt> ULe.SS W3.S nil conduct a coun- tnlcrn at the conducted by the K-ginning Saturday INntinal Wool Marketing corpora- I next Sup- i announced last night Tus- Mcrkcl Saturday they plies corporation. Bidding was rrporird on M's and with mt.-ilv at upset irnlnlmiim> pricr.% but Ihe 50's Hid 56's lound a ready market at prices raiding up in 6 3-4 (he r. s. UKXT or WF.ATltrK RrRVAC- .HIII.KM. AMI MC'IxnV: JUnlr rttadr loJ.f. riln 1 Ho.iir tiMir nlthl .s.lnrrf.j; tidhllr In Inlrrlir I r.ln I, in and portloni nlfht Vtl.sr 'C.ntldtrjblr rh.r orh fhintr in llthtlf nd I IrmprrAlurr Irldiy of 11 today announced the entrance of warships into Seadler har- bor while dismounted Texas cavalrymen expanded Iheii position.s on Los Ncgros is- land, which snuggles around one end of the harbor. Startler h comparable to Rabau harbor, a spokesman for Mac- Arihur said has been clenurtcrt of ships and nlinosl stripped of pltincs Raiders Irom Ihe Solommi Islands louud no undamaged ships In the harbor Tuesday nnd nnly JO air- planes on her six airdromes Five ot Ihcse were hit by bombs. Seventeen other Japanese aircraft were shot clown by Allied warplancs raiding Wewak's chain ol airdromes on Northeast New Guinea. Without the usual ovcrulielm- Int acrbl and naval support, t'nllctl Stairs Marines drove powerful Japanese forces bark IhrouRh the jnntlrs ot mc-i peninsula on Northern New Ih'e alr- slrlp. The Marines have-ad- vanced three, nlles since they scrambled lover "coral Ihroufh concentrated machine pin and mortar fire Monday ami are only two miles from the field, Ihclr objective. Their drive It closing Ihr tap between MacArlhur's and South Pacific offensives. Successive waves of Japanese ilnncs raided Eniwclok, western- most of the on Wednes- day bill. Inflicted only slight dam- age. The attacking flight probably Mint from the Caroline Islands repeatedly raided by ETnimtok-bas-' cd nircrafl, or frnm Wake Island which Tokyo reported was nttacked by four America: planes. American submarines knifing In o cut Japan's jugular sea routes from the home Islands lo lie widely scattered defense lines five transports, a large tnnk- er and ten freighters. Since Pearl I Harbor Tokyo lias lost 117 ships lo submarines. More than Jap- anese vessels have he-en destroyed and another have been hit by United Slates subs, warships anci planes. t'nnslclcrinsr the limilcil mcnt ami personnel nf the na-hatcil llth V. s. Army Air- force, C h iant Kal-shck of China Mill on ils first anniversary, "results achieved arc drUrr linn that of any other air Torre in the nnrld." In Northern nurnu .l.ip, anr-sr hair Seen killed by Amer- ican Iroi.iis miller llrlV. fieri. Krank Merrill nml American- trained __ __ ..___7 The Cliiuc.'-e advanced southward Affairs from Mamiiktvan. capturing HOUSTON, March 9 Bhku Ga while tl-.e Amciicansl dent James P. Hamblcn ot the AH UX. [l.ut Thun. I'M Wfd. .11 Nazi Losses On Beachhead Total ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Na- Pics, Mar, 9- -German forces have bought a temporary stale- mate on the Uvo Italian fighting, tronis at cost of approximately casualties killed, wounded and the latter part of January, it was estimated today Added to 2VOQO casualties suffer- ed on tlie Anzlo beachhead since the Allied landing there Jan 22 the enemy hns lost another PWW men in the savage mound Cssslno on the 'lower Fifth Army-front, headquarters announced. Possibly more German troops, were, estimated la have been put out of netlon along the Garlgllano river and in the mountains near the Adriatic sea. [The slrenjtli of Hie average Nail division fjie of ivar his bten estimated at ID.Wo men. which would mean thil Field Marshal Albert Kcs- srlrinc has lost the equivalent of four divisions in less than two months, lie nas believed to have had around 30-32 divi- sions at his disposal below Ot 8.000 casualties inflicted upon :hc stubborn defenders of Cassino by Lt. Gen. Mark w. Clark's forces 1.500 have been taken prisoner the Allied announcement said. Fighting yesterday was limited to :wo minor German slabs at the beachhead and (lie ncvcr-ciidinz clashes tetwe.'n rival patrols. Al- led planes fjeiv sortta! ove> the muddy terrain, mainly Bgnlnst incniy communications. Nine Al- icrl cratt were last anrl six Nazi Haiws destroyed. Fliers salt! Rome's railway yards were a jumble of wreckage from Tuesday's attack by American Marauder bombers. Writfnsr from the beachhead, George Tucker of the Associated Press sal rttliat "some of (he craft- iest fighting of (he campaign is taking place rightly between small bodies of men who roam the alley- way thai the front lines. Sropinp fcr each other's throats and fighting it out with bare hands If necessary." Aggie-Exes Worry i ._.' vir- spread out from Walawuum. lually itic or their trap on remnants of a furcr at 2.000 Jap. nncse. Chmigkiin; t.iM half of these had already been slain. Itilh >nK Ililh la irtnxing up in g 3-5 md n ive the minimum established by I IJM ritki. Jirili.h Wool control board. Texas A. A: M. college ex-students1 association declared today that (liousands of former Aggie stu- dents are "deeply concerned over what has been happening at our school, nol only in Use case of Dr. Walton but in the tangled aifalrs of Ihe A. A- M. extension seivirc." telephone calls and r f i i lfllt'rs (r01" former r I out Texas have approved the ftale- a5kcti Partlcu-1 ment by the associaticin's executive p.-n-iiari- that intere.Mcd and committee that tl-e col- Iliidli-lditals pariicipatc in Texas'! leB- was -nrcd'.cs.Ov harmed' by third Auaiicm io I-.cld the conlrovevsy beswrrn the co'.iese I at Texas A. fc M. college May 1 I board and fonner President T O to 3- I Walton. Proclaims Week Jj! AUSTIN. Mareh 9 Week "a.i (irocJaimed fo.- April 2T-May 3 by it'R. SIrvesvon who of heroic exploits by Tex- _ans on the fighting fronts were- Wmarkccl yesterday by Hie War DC- partment announcement Brig.' Otn. Davis Craves of San Antonio, was missing In action over Italy since Feb. 8. Graves commander of on Air Forces fltjhler wing In ihe "ledllerratican area. Death came to Set. Jack Gouion Berrj- of Mexia in" Italy after he end Sgt. Wilie B. Slaughter, also of Mcxia, had been credited with killing seven Germans, wounding taking 13 prisoners, and -icr- red to them as -the Uo-man Army! Irom Texas" and awarded the Dis-' linguislicd Service Crow. SlauRhlcr wrote home that Berry was kiled In action aflcr hL5 gun jamcd. From a bomber base In F.ng- land came the slory of M. Paul R. Breeding, Hilsboro, who re- mained at the controls of a Flying fortress over F.clpitj afl- fr he suffered a bullet wound in the itonjacht _ __ aton. Including Staff rcporlccl that M.J. Joe R. Z rfr' I Thr Tevn.u illiams. Thunderbolt pi. HIM Infantry hM CrsUllilr A. Fnft Worth, ried up tic I Zl rf_... Ihr SSlh rlivl.im, in the face of tmiir.own i c.s.! i _____ i ''K' a.nong it was reported that Maj. Joe R. Williams, Houston. Thunderbolt pi lot, dOTii his first German i Italic on Ills 107th mission and' "I ucver .vet have fired my guns in' The'fightcr was among an wcorl for bombers over Berlin Time enemy planes dived