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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 13, 1944, Abilene, Texas Britain Halts Travel With Ireland to Guard Allied Invasion Plans )    - BOX SCORE ON RED CROSS DRIVE County quota    $69,000.00 Contributions Monday $ 2,241.82 Contributions to dote $27,150.00 Che Abilene Reporter-BMS - ' WI THOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR ROES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXAC TLY AS 11 COES -3? rem VOL. LXIII,, NO. 270. A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE. TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1944 -TEN PAGES Associated Press (AP) United Press (V.P.) PRICE FTY E CENTS U. S. FLIERS GUN FOR LUFTWAFFE Reds Rolling on Kherson LONDON, March 13—(AP) —The Red army battled to-dav to within 22 miles of the Nazi base of Kherson on the lower Dnieper river, Moscow announced, after slaying 5.000 Germans yesterday to bring to more than 60,000 the -umber declared killed in right days of the massive southern offensive. The Russians swept up 210 more communities yesterday, slashing the Proskurov-Gusvatin krailway leading into Rumania and Hungary and storming into Gaivoron on the middle Bug river, Si miles from Rumania and close to one of the few intact railways left to the Grr-mans in southern Russia, a Soviet communique said. * The bulletin did not mention the fighting at Tarnopol at the upper end of the southern front, but Tass, Soviet news agency, reported earlier that the Russians were dislodging J the Germans house by house, with **ie Nav.is clinging to every ditch j sud gutter in the oily where s'fcct-fighting has been raging since last Thursday. LONDON, March 13—(UP) —American Flying Fortresses blasted again at mysterious military installations in northern France today, a few hours after the RAF’s night-raiding Mosquito bombers stabbed at targets in western Germany. Observers along the British coast reporieC feverish daylight aerial activity over the channel, But a U. S. 8th air force communique reported only that a •Small formation'’ of fighter-escorted fortresses attacked the French targets. The luftwaffe again made no attempt to interfere, but Nazi antiaircraft batteries shot down two Fortresses. The communique gave no indication of the nature of the enemy installations which have bren under almost constant aerial bombaid-ment for months. POSSIBLE SPYING POSTS—This map shows how easily, through Dublin agents and in Eire-North Ireland border    t    ,    . towns as well as along the southeast coast, German    T^deSr^ghtcrs6    the°    Eighth    target—but with de gence can maintain “Listening Posts for spying upon . I air force announcement said. plans. (NEA Telemap). LONDON. March 13—(AP) —The bombardment of all other strategic targets in Germany by tile United States i air force has been relegated to a back seat in favor of an all-out campaign to exterminate the German air force, it I was learned today. The V. S. Strategic Air Force is so cager to do so—and so sure it can—that it swung into a deliberate campaign last week to tangle with the German air force head-on and left off its tactics of trying to avoid the German fighters and slitting them up by diversionary attacks. This new extermination campaign is two-edged. When the weather Is good the impact is primarily on the Germans’ ground resources such as their airplane factories When the ii .    ----- | weather is bad the aim is to make m.viitiw nvkR TOI TI ON—When USAAF Flying Fortresses raided Toulon, great attacks through the overcast so UVE MINUTES ONER I UL LUN ”n(n    .    *    minute*    over    the    destructive that the German air naval base on the south coast of France, recently, they spe J    •    •    t    i    (nee will be compelled to send up south coast OI france, recently,      j    „    force    will be compelled devastating results. Photo above shows submarine pens and ri pa . fighters to oppose the hidden bv flame and smoke from hundreds of tons of high explosives. and Liberators-which ,,    111,1,1V    them    Hnu'ti Ike Asks Plug of Axis Spy Leaks British Mosquito bombers attacked unspecified targets in western Germany without loss Depending only on their own guns for safety, a formation of American Liberators hit enemy military installations in the Pas-Ae-Calais region of France yesterday in the lirst L. S. heavy bomber operation in months without fighter escort All the big aircraft returned home la! ions, lower left. ------- . Wing of L. S. bomber appears at upper right. LONDON. March IJ—<AP>-AU travel except incases of greatest ur-srencv was suspended today between the Islands of Britain and Iieland to ,w.    --------------- JSfc rvtfsws KT" —•,rom the h,nds 01 encmy op 6 m * p to battle. The advance to within 22 miles of Kherson Aas made by one Soviet force vmich struck. 18 miles bevond Bcrlslav, captured Saturday, and seized Tyaginka, the Russian xommunique declared P The bulletin said that other Soviet troops had captured Dolinskaya, a key junction of the line leading south to Nikolaev, another important Nazi river and sea supply port on the Black sea. The Russians last (were reported within 30 miles of Nikoleav itself. The Proskurov-l usyatin railway leading into Rumania and Hungary was declared se\cred bv Russian forces which struck on both sides of Proskurov. 62 miles east of Tarnopol, cutting the line at a point presumably about 45 miles north of the Bessarabian frontier. [•vol X» I j* £»    *    Arcs    •    *    j    vtwj    w    ----- a British government order imposing the restrictions effective at ,ectives along the invasion coast, midriff bt last night came only two days after Eire s Prime Minister Eamon Throughout yesterday’* round de Valera‘announced his refusal to accede to a United States request trip flight of approximately 400 that German and Japanese diplo matic offices in his country be closed.    » The order from the home office resulted from an urgent request by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander of Allied western invasion forces, who was said to have information that the Axis representatives in Eire constituted a serious menace requiring immediate action. It Students Give ll ,933 to Drive miles, the Germans offered no fighter opposition. The Liberator mission followed I Nazi Ships Bombed Otf Spain Yank Leading ALLIED ARTILLERY STEPS Serb Assault UP FIRE ON ANZIO FRON! --------  LONDON,    March    13    V    Yugo-    ALLIED    ’    immune    said    that    naval    forces    in the eighth night blow of the month sjav partjsans commanded by a I pl s. March 13. r» A rr> lf Tho n wiHpn force will be compelled to send up Fortresses ...... can shoot them down, • • • The suggestion made in London last week that the German people be given a warning when big air attacks are coming did not meet with the hoots from the U. S. strategic air force headquarters that might ive'e bcenvexvrcted. As a matter of fact in the recent American daylight attacks everything was done except t>end a formal notice in an effort to stir up aerial opposition. The big bomber armadas, whioh probably could be detected by the German apparatus on the French coast while they still were forming up in the air over England, were driven straight into Germany in a me time an Allied com- i single force, (But it is unlikely any regular by RAF Mosquitos. The wooden Umtcd states officer have captured tight* bombers hit the bomb-wrecked port ll Beau- mUHiquo amu      )    ............. ---- n , against German the Adriatic had sunk two other, *y8ttm of warning the German peo- ___________ , ..    «    ,,,    .hi    upstcm Mediterra- enemy vessels —one In Neretva. ple wlil evCr be taken under serious ------------- ...    the port of Put nee on the north- shipping in ti •    fmv    channel on the Yugoslav coast Fri- J consideration, since the consistent of Hallsburg Saturday night foi he past corner ,,t Brae island off the nean s' ‘ ‘    ,    roast    day night and the other clow An-1 stand of Allied air loaders has been first time since Jan. I. One plane Dalmatian coastf Marshal Tito’s supph_ ships off the Spam    ^ ^ nPXt nlgtu. a number of I that the German people were so failed to return Dom this and a (jQgjp Brog) headquarters announc- dm nu one ctnbr»,,o it was an- Germans were captured when the (thoroughly mobilized into the war coordinated attack on unspecified . ^    ; ing the othei sinking, it was an v ^ 1—**—    —*»*, c-omiom. i    •    pounced today Ae action.    ,    f    exceeded    the $750 Red Cross Wednesday, out mere was nu mime- was generally beliked in Lott-    ■    aUoted    thr    three    locai    diate report of any damage or loss that the travel ban was only Urcu.rrlatcd colleges and the two of life. A weak enemy raid Saturday UArrinnino nf british Rlicl Unit*    .    nirvlG dnivinlichnH    And saraman iruuun,    »* Gaivoron on the middle Bug river j was one of more than 60 localities .ahich fell to RusMan forces advancing south and. west of Uman, the communique said. More than 2,-500 Germans were declared killed in the Dzhulinki-Gaivoron area. Smith Will Bid [or Reelection AUSTIN, March 13.— 'UP'— Lt. j Gov John Lee Smith will not be a candidate for governor or attorney general but will seek reelection he has notified Gov Coke R. Steven- Two possibilities stood out— closing of the Eire-Northern Ireland (listen    frontier and curtailment of the shipments of wheat, gasoline and coal which Fire imports from Britain and the I nited States. The Daily Mail, Daily Express and Gifts from students and faculty objectives in western Germany.    a rUKgwj 152 square-ml'l members of Hardins-Simmons uni- German raiders over England last    • ^ miles southeast of ; versify and McMurry college in night set off London* warning sys-    •    and    has been used special chapel rallies this morphic I tem (or the first lime since last    submarine base. (ar exceeded (he ,740 Red Cross Wednesday, but there was no imme- “ ^elSl.n. .u.n.mmcl In lh. 1 war bulletin broadcast by the free Yugoslav radio, again turned Hie spotlight on tile Dalmatian islands The Berlin radio asserted last week that British and American Commandos, led by a Gen. < hurchiir had landrd on Lissa island to the southwest. Allied headquarters in Italy announced that British destroyers had bombarded German-held Korcula island two days in a row last week and today’s Allied communique tc-; of the sinking of an enemy coastal capture of a n wri the beginning of British and Unit- Uschools ~    ~    night demolished two houses and ed States measures to provide strict pledges aud contributions from killed several persons in southeast-military security, anc! the Aajociat- ^ inMlumons lotalCd $1,933.85 em coast town. cd Press correspondent in Dublin    _    n>vu    • said “everyone is* asking what will I Following a plea of Maj. David Evans. MRTC special service officer,    In    a    broadcast    last    night    to    the Camp Berkeley, to give a dollar    United    States,    Bng.    Gen    Gceigi for each of the 905 stars on the McDonald, director of intelligence college service flag. 600 students,1 for the U. S, stra*- ic air forces in faculty and visitors contributed and Europe, indicated that possibly 3,-pledged $1,413.85 It is thought there are 1500 cx-students in ser-    aik    ygvu.    g. ____ ! vice. Introduction of Seaman Sam Bonetail, HSU student when br rn" DOOlHtle Named 8S other London newspapers ail strong    impetus iv emphasized Hie likelihood of re-    “* strictions on such Eire imports des-    ^    McMurry    students and faculty in chapel this morning more than doubled their S250 quota when they gave $520 in a 20-minute rally conducted by Major Evans MliLUVJDO v/i*    —--- * pite statements from both Loudon and Washington official quarters that economic sanctions were not proposed. Although the home office order Lieutenant General vessel and I ber of Gem in Ncrctxa cula and Lu i\ Berlin broadcast by the propaganda agency Intel national Information Bureau asserted the attack was "a violation of international law It said nine British Blenheims sank Die 3,796-ione German refrigerator ship Kirissi in Spanish walrrs yesterday off Hie mouth of the Ebro, killing IO of the crew and wounding la.) Abilenians’ Son Missing in Italy I first went down.    [effort that It is hard to distinguish On the Atmo beachhead. Allied    between the    importance of the    conal tiilery fire wax increased consul- |    trtbution of    those    in    uniform    and ' erably in strength yesterday, the J those not in uniform.) communique said.    I    _    .    .. , I An the turn kind front, pstrote' Tho some. Hid th.t Kith good "    I SJM XLX S Mveral points but bacI *utmi pr«    0frln„„    „r    forcf.    and    it    does ”pS«lwnS' ram imutrd | not rn   .boiiir, it Ls destroyed Allied air activity to 300 .sorties in the air or on the I Sunday but fighter-bombers hit at I To do this J .n,mv ’ shlnninff in the western    | American Medtterranean and bridge, and    I whatever number    OI    plane. Ut    nee- round. the source said, the r force is ready to lose sarv to knock out the Luftwaffe. ii1 See EIRE Pg. IO Col. 5 * Stevenson and Smith met at Fort Worth last week-end after Smith had written to the governor saying that Stevenson was ignoring the constitution in refusing to call a special session of the Texas legislature The letter also criticized the attorney general’s ruling that a special session of the legislature could not repeal the pol* tax voting requirement. Meantime the name of J. Frank Dobic. picturesque in-^ structor of English at the University of fet\as, was to he “drafted” for governor, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The paper quoted Mrs Margaret -Reading, former University of Tex-Vs student and Waller county ranch x owner, as saying that the “draft Dobie" movement was gaining im pet us from El Paso to Texarkana. Dobie now is visiting lecturer at Cambridge university. England, on cleave from the University of Iexas Before going to Europe he engaged In a sharp newspaper controversy with Lt. Gov. Smith over Smiths labor attitude. Dobie is best known as a writer of stories of the southwest.    _ ^Author-Officer Dies TERRELL, March 13—(/Pi—Mrs. S. J Bass has been notified of the death at San Diego, Calif., of her son-in-law, Col. John William %Thomason Jr, 51, Marine ooros officer and author Apology Made for Item Telling ot Robbery Charge The Yug<> I WASHINGTON, March 13— V—    that outnumb Maj. Gen. James H Doolittle, com-    locked in bat manding the Eighth air force in    yn Hvar tslai ...i...    iv,    th*. England, was nominated by Presl-    group, and t The MRTC ofiun (*    dcnt    Roosevelt    today    to be a lieut- heavy fightin past    IPW    months hasJ'f    “    , enant general    toted front, : winch    more    than    <,    ti    °    .    '    I <He organized and led the bomb-    venia southwi in war bonds have been sold was of Tokyo ln 1942 AUer thlfc ^-- accompanied by a troupe of music- (ack hp was promoted to brigadier lans, a magician and ot I - _nrr„, „nd flVL'arded the Concres- n prisoners Mardi IO Pvt lanncl, between Kor- missing ii j,    {    20, his pf nv communique said Cameron Partisans were early todi itll the Germans secretary mother of the Is in tin >n the mainland vision. ^eloped on scat- Cameron transferred to the 36th fred Ie w i A Cameron has been iction in Italy since Jon •lits, Mr. and Mrs. C. N : Ai ilcne, were informed in a telegram from the f war. Private Cameron Hist infantry, 36th di- it trains on Italy's west coast. One enemy aircraft was destroyed. All Allied pin nrs returned. Allird airmen sent 36 German planes crashing lo earth during attacks Saturday on targets in Genoa, Padua, I iorence and the French naval base of lou-lon. The .Allies lost ll planes. In a 35-minute running battle after the attack on Padua, an aerial i    . scran described bv returning airmen DALLAS. March 13— T*—Feder-"th_ buiuest since the Feb. 25 raid a1 Judge T. Whitfield Davidson nil-on ^aeiusburg Flying Fortress gun- ed that acquittal of all defendants nd P-47 fl hunderbolt escort in a case tried at Abilene last April knocked down 19 out of an I on a charge of conspiring to de- Prince, Mosser lo Trial Again ti is rn lot.' ora Ljubljana in Slo- after ben rd to Banja Luka. ; during hi      -................—    to    Camp I N. C.. he tertainers from the MRTC. The Reporter-News desires to apologize to Charles L. Nunn, county attorney of Nolan county, and any other persons affected by a news item published in Sunday morning s edition. In this item it was stated that the 37 d district grand jury, meeting in Sweetwater today, would investigate "a complaint against a local filling station operator who the state claims helped plan a $600 robbery of his own place of business. Mr. Nunn has informed The Reporter-News that the “operator” of the filling station was certainly not involved in any way. The item should have read that the complaint was against an “attendant" at the station, and not against the “operator." The county attorney said that the attendant of the filling station had conspired to rob the place with a 16-year-old boy,” and that the attendant has signed a written confession to that effect. This error, greatly regretted by this newspaper, was caused because a reporter misunderstood Mr. Nunn over the telephone. general and awarded the Congree- Baylor Asks Funds    .pj i * ...    ,    sionsl    Medal of Honor.    j _    „    .    in    July.    1942,    he    was    sent    to    the    WACO,    Marc!)    13—    I*—Baylor of the Not including the college dona- Europcan theater for the first time, university’s Centennial foundation parent, tions. Taylor county* Red toss aUachcd tQ the Eighth air force, A organized several veal [fund was slightly over $2(150. still few monthg lflter he was named a union building on the campus as less than half of the $69,000 goa icommander 0f the 12th air force in a centennial gift to the institution North Africa.    immediately launch a drive fol He returned to England as Eighth $250,000 to complete (Lie project lair force commander the first of Gtorge H. Below, secret an-treasur-this year.    er of the organization announced. injured twice in jumps est ii >aratroop training. Sent si ift from Camp Mackall, ing nit overs as as casualty wna in December, landing in a Later becoming part he is believed by his have taken part in the LU i 80 German attack planes iii military targets, includ-bmarine station inside the ( a, were badly smashed by s in Toulon, headquarters cd v sterday. See RED I ROSS, Tg. 7. Col. 4 Income Tax Office Keeps Late Hours Office of the Collector of Internal ; Revenue,    federal    building,    will    be open today and    tomorrow    until    8 p. rn., and on Wednesday. March 15, deadline for filing 1943 income tax I returns,    until    midnight,    H.    C Broaddus    chief    deputy collector, said. The office will remain open for I the convenience of those persons IO to erect j Cassiri He att* college a: promot lo: His wife Ann, an Oklahom ided Wichita Falls Junior d went directly into sale* work with General Mills nd two children. Jim and making their home In City. The Weather I V mr VK I VII NI OI I OMV! Kl I-VVI Villi K III Kl M AHU ENE and Vicinit> Partly cloudy o cloudy with occiitonil rani tonight nd Tut'Miav. Warmer tonight with coid-r weather predicted Tuesday, ami con iderably colder temperatures tuesday By Gen. Arnold at Avenger Field— First WASP Given Medal fraud the government by alleged false claims on the Defense Plant corporation did not prevent their trial on a second Indictment. Tile second indictment, which does not contain the conspiracy charge, was returned at the same time as the first indictment Judge Davidson, who signed his decision I rid*}, said lie would be in .Abilene for court April IO and that the case of Jim* B Plosser, Charles A. Prince, and others on the second indictment would then come up. Former Governor Dan Moodv, attorney for the defense, argued be- IT TF in ti AS (.. ner-ii.v cloudy w'J* I forP judge Davidson on a motion dal^wa'imW m^rthw^JK*' to dismiss the second indictment ..ft* .“noon, colder in northwest {jiat g> ii cg to trial on the second ^uorTn;rari.M0l1f.'    .lur    having    been    ac- winds becoming fresh to itrong quitted OR the tll’st W’OUld constitute tenor and fresh on the coast double jeopardy. I SWEETWATER March 13—Barbara J. Erickson of Seattle, Wash., was awarded the Air Medal at nn. Avenger field Saturday, the first rn Jinn* Woman Airforce Service Pilot to be who still need assistance in tiling | ^ honored their returns. Texans in Reich Write to Parents Presentation was made by lien. ll. Ii Arnold, commanding general of the Arm' Air I orccs, who with other officers from AVashington was at Avenger field for thr award and for review of graduating cla>s 44AA3. Miss Erickson was cited for "meri- C A INDWELL, March 13— T —Let- bo^V who 'wen tmiong prisoners torious achievements while part lei-taken by the Germans during the paling In trial fllghto between Aug. Italian invasion were received by ; 26. and Sept 7, d'43 . . . In . if their parents here > week    more than five da va of actual nytng. AU the men re prisuner him- the completed four 2.M0-mile deUv-where in Germany and their let- erica. Involving three diiterent types ters indicate th. . are being treat- of aircraftThe nt.tton wa, read ed jauly.    *by Capt- J' c’ VVard- ad'utant ot GENERAL ARNOLD Avenger field, Gradual ion exercises were held in the gymnasium, with 1st. Lt. Nils O. M n.‘* i ud acting as master of ceremony. Chaplain John A. Stout of Camp Barkery gave the invocation.    J    r r. Earl McKaughan and Henry E. | f Kreigel, of Aviation Enterprises Limited, awarded two war bond.s to I outstanding graduates. Visiting; generals were introduced by Maj. Robert Urban, commanding officer of Avenger Held. Presented by Major Urban were Maj. Gen. Muir Fairchild, secretary of the combined staff; Maj. Gen H. A. Craig, assistant chief of staff; Maj. Gen. H. L George, commanding officer of the air trans- See AWARD rg. IO Cot I The judge ruled that conspiracy and overt acts might be perpetrated WEST TEXAS Mostly cloudy thin aft rmoon tonight and Tuesday; occasional ;    _ % a i?e v U Ani1 i n " Dc? UR lo-*Ea ^ e d Pal* **araa I in de pe n de n 11 v of each other and this afternoon .warmer in Panhandle.    two trial* would not necessafl- South Plains and Pecos, valley this aft- , mean double jeopardy, errs non. colder in Panhandle and South I »y mean dOUOU Plat na Tuesday, considerably colde cep! Del Mio*Eagle Paws area Tuesd night Fresh lo strong winds ’•■'V    "    |    "    Copt.'    Lilius    Virden ler ex- j —.................  "*    "T.""""' Flying Cross Given la •! 24    _    7    i    •    I    •    \/    •    I    . Min our* 4h n temperature during las 11 Mn ra 11Hrs The War department has an- Mod Sun Sun s.;it • jounced the award of tile Distill* ™~    ATI    Hour    P M FOL.\ lf TORY Buy ll I Sunrise this morning Sunset tonight 1    a'*    ut    gunshed Flying Cross to Capt. Lilius 2    so    no    Virden, son    of Mr. and Mrs. J. '    1    I*    M.    Virden. 942    Jeanett who com- y- 4» tv pleted 58 missions over Japanese •n 48 71 military mstallaiions in the South 8— 48 68 Pacific. '»    47    hi.    Captain    Virden visited in Abilene HH    48    uZtt    60    after ms :e;urn    to the United States 7o    4’i    is    4h    nj    in    January. He    was sent to Boston, V’is S. C , for reassignment. 41 46    54 4H 52 47 SO 4K 4S» 4‘>    52 56    41 60    4" ;