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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1944, Abilene, Texas RED CROSS WAR FUND f CAMPAIGN BOX SCORE County quota Gifti Friday Contributions to date VOL. LXIII, NO. 283 Mew WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO VR1ENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES'-Bnon A TEXAS ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 25 1944 PAGES Associated Press (AP) Vnlled Frets IV f.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Japs Mass for New China Drive Berlin Again Target of Bombs JAP SUPPLY SHIP MEETS DAVY Jap freighter, 385-fect long, lies oT the bottom off a beach at Vunapopc, south of Kabaul on New Britain Island. Jap sup- plies are piled on the Hcach and include food 'and1 aniiminititfn. This'Impromptu' supply dump was one of several used by the Japs since Simpson Harbor at Rabaul has been made intcnable by constant Allied bombings. (Air Force photo from NBA Reds Slaughter five Miles of Old Rumania Czech Borders fl Miles Away LONDON, Saturday, Mar. first Uk- rllne army broke through to the Dniester river at Die Bal- kan city of Zalesh- chiki yesterday, killing Germans and capturing four-day offensive which put the Red army within five miles the former Ruman- ian province of Bucovina and 60 miles from old Czecho- Stovakia, a Moscow commun- announced last night. The 62-mile flanking smash below Tarnopol threatened to trap thou- sands of tattered German troops to the fast, part of Ihe 50 German divisions of more than men threatened with encircle- ment in (he Odessa area of South- ern Russia. EXPECT RED CROSS FUND TO PASS TODAY Leaders in the Taylor county war [Chairman of thr. drive, and were fund campaign expect the drive to seconded by Chairman Ed Stewart pass the mark by tonight and to hit the quola by Tuesday or, at the latest, by Wed- nesday. These predictions were made last night by Roscoe Blankenship, vice Senate Approves Gl Benefit Bill WASHINGTON. March 24 The Senate passed unanimously- late loday a "G-l bill of rights" measure providing vir- tually every suggested nici to veter- nns of this war except adjusted Olner Soviet units cut the Lwow- compensation (bonus) payments The which now goes to Tarnopol railway northwest of Tar- nopol, fought their way into Pro- ffciov. 02 miles cast of Tarnopol, severed another German escape railway from Lower Russia into Bessarabia, and toppled the Ger- man Bus river stronghold of Vozr.c- pensk above Odessa, the Soviet com- mand announced. "vhole enemy garrisons were wip- ed out in the new smash to the Dniester at caphircd Zaleshchikl. said a midnight Russian bulletin by the Soviet monitor. troops also abandoned recorded German riM piles of equipment, it said. Marshall Gregory K. Zhukov's Iroops were declared have over- rm 4'.0 rcachiiig the House, carries an estimated in benefits plus a flat SoOO.OOO.pOO authorization for con- struction of new hospital facilities. It provides for government-paid education of from one to four years (based on length of service; for service men and women, plus: 1. Unemployment compensation of S15-a-week for a maximum of 52 '.vceks out of a 24-month period. 2. Loans up to for the pur- chase of farms, homes or business- es. 3. A veterans' Job placement ser- vice. 4. Designation of Ihe veterans nd- At the close of business Friday the contributions had reached 63T.63. Workers were contacted yester- day afternoon and urged to turn in their reports Saturday in an effort to bring the campaign closer ;o its climax. Blankenship said several large Firms and organizations had no! turned in their contributions anc that he felt sure Saturday woulc be one of (he biggest days of the drive. Showing made at Lawn Thursda. night was particularly gratifying That community raised li a rally following a program of en tertainment from MRTC. Camp BarSeley. T_K town had a quota o and now has contributed The MBTC show was nt Ovalc last night. Yesterday aflernoon's addilfon brought the list of 100 per cen firms and organizations to 256. The latest additions arc New Wa1. Grocery Co.. J. Harvey Clark of fice, Schueck's Shangri-La. Phea sant Cafe, Security Investment Co V. B. Carothers office, Indcpend ent Loan Co.. and C. I. T. Corp. Smith Says He'll Ask Re-Election DALLAS, March 24 Lt Gov. John Lcc SmllJi said here .ondon Gets lew Attack, Some Losses LONDON, Saturday, Mar. 25- (AP) of the IAF bomber command were iver Germany in strength luring the night, with Berlin as the main an au- horitative British source an- lounced today liard on the leels of the American day- ight attacks which poundec Triday Frankfuil anti Sch- iveinfurt and the French air- ields of Nancy and St. Diziei as the' air war against Ger mad Europe raged withoul jause. The German radio declared the night raid on Berlin was on a large scale. High explosives and fire bomb blanketed all Berlin, the German said. ___ "Germans, who Kad offeree liltle opposition to the daylight at .acks, made It a "battle of tlic cap tals" Friday night with the long est, most determined raid of thi week on London. It was Ihelr fourth consecu- tive nijht raid, and several waves of bombers caused cas- ualties and damage with high and Incepfliarjr bopbs. 'A well-known' BiiUdinj.vi fam- old church, and a publish- ing house were among London structures hit, alone wth many residences. The Germans also slruci fn Southeast England and East Anulia. About 250 -American bombers am. approximately the same number of iiehters, including RAF Mustangs took part in each of the Ivvo day light missions a lotal of l.OOC demonslrntiii1 the Allies' growing command of [lie air, the raids were made at a cos of three bombers ami five fight ers although two of the targets Frankfurt and Scluveinfurt, arc vl tal iiiduslrial centers heavily de fended in the past. The escort destroyed two Naz aircraft on the ground and sho dotvn a third as it was taking off Jones Passes Goal In Red Cross Drive March Cros war fund quota of has been passed by Jones Bob Cross county chairman, announced Thurs day. Anson, with a quota of S2.500. wa also over the top with collections to taling according lo a s'.ate ment by Oran A. Dean, local chair man. Stamford had passed its quola o raising as had Ham lin. collecting against assigned amount o' Iri-Pronged Move Runs Into Trouble By LEONARD MIUJMAN' Associated Press War l-Mitor Japan, whoso three-pronged thrust into Jndia is running into trouble, appears to be massing troops in China for a new offensive. In the Pacific all news yesterday was bad for Tokyo. The Navy announced American submarines had sunk 11 more Japanese tankers, three transports, five freighters, and a converted minelayer. A Navy search plane bomb- ed the Ant islands, the sixth target in (he Caroline islands to be attacked. Kires were started on one of four enemy raided in the Mar- JAI'S HOPES LIE arrows In today's war map show multiple Jap-Burma thrust penetrating the Indian border. Probable goals break-through to isolate British working down the coast toward Akyab; attack British-held roads and supplies at Tara and cut out railroads supplying the Allies in Northern Burma. (NKA Ask Balkans To Fight On WASHINGTON, March The United Slates today called on Hungary to. fight ra I her ah an sub. mil .lamely-xto the "Nazi and implied that If she does she will get better treatment at the peace table. Secretary of State Hull Issued a statement calling for "firm resis- tance" against German forces occu- pying the Axis satellite nation. The staiement was obviously designed to stir a wave of sabotage and guer- rilla fighting and thus hamper Hit- ler's desperate attempt to strength- Redies Resigns Police Position Resignation of Abilenc's oldest policeman in point of sen-ice, fing- erprint Expert R. T. Redies, was accepted by city commissioners in a brief regular meeting Friday alt- ,n Pilots Graduated Included in the gradualion class as BM Llterator bomber pilots at! the Fort Worth Army Air field yes- terday were: Q. E. Bailey. Haskcll; Carroll C. Morris. Roscocf and Ches- ter H Ballinger. en his military position in South- eastern Europe. The American action carried with It an' implicit promise-Ural Hun- garian resistance'-would earn Ihe respect and friendship of the Unit- ed Nations which thus In victory would look more favorably on Ihe status of Hiingnry despite Its vol- milary alliance with Hitler up lo (he moment of occupation. The rapid spread of German mil- itary strength through the Balkans threw a new completion on Turkey's relationships with the Allies since Turkey has a common border with Bulgaria In tho extreme southeast- ern tip of Europe. Obviously the advice and implied promise made by Hull to Hungary applied likewise lo Hie Rumanian and Bulgarian situation. Allies Send Troops To Stir-Up Battle LONDON, March The Rumanian legation at Ankara, Tur- key, announced loiiay it had con- firmed the Genuaii occupation of Rumania, and diplomatic quarters in London agreed that Hitler's Bal- kan grab had forestalled any ef- fective peace move by the Nails' nervous satellite nations. The possibility that the Allies have been milck lo stir up'1.5 much trouble for Hitler ns possible In the dissension-lorn Balkans was seen in Berlin radio rcporls that para- chutists in British uniforms had been dropped into Rumania mid Rumanian Jewish rind dealing with them had been caught. There were numerous indtcalions lhat the Nazi maneuver has nol cnrtcd with the occupation of Hun- gary mid Rumania. Turkish advices reported lhat German reinforce- hart been rushed to iill points on the Rumanian and Bulgarian cpsls of the Black Sea in nn ap- parent German move to prepare a sland ngalnsl the onrushlng Rus- sian army. Ballinger Names Show Champions BALLINQEB, March 24-Leroy Siiillcr with a sleek calf that top- pert the scales at better than 150 pounds, look grand champion honors In the baby beef division of Ihe an- nual Runnels County 4-K and FFA club boys spring fat stock show here today. Shlller was closely pressed by Billy Wheeler who had the reserve champion. In the pig division Daniel Zak look ton honors with a 220 pound Berkshire, while Raymond Bank- ston showed the reserve champion. Norbert Rohmfleld carried away (ho grand champion ribbon In the division wltn a well fed Ram- boul'dcl. Raymond Bankston show- ed the reserve champion. Twelve calves, 132 hogs, no sheep and 12 capons were exhibited to one of the largest crowds ever to attend the exposition. Spirited buying marked.the auc. lion at the conclusion ol the show. The nnnunl exhibit is sponsored yy J. A. Barton, county agent of minuets county and'J. W. Williams, vocational instructor of Ballinger high islands slialls. President Roosevelt promised America will Iuimi ]cd to the Philippines and llntnrl s x x draws land victory." each Is- conllnuecT by J- anancse troops on n in towns and villages In ministration lo administer all of Its today he has definitely decided to the river in the Provisions under a slalus as a another term as llentenant eastern corr.cr of old Poland, and the thrust placed Soviet tiocips Just' Similes north of Czcrnowitz. bis Rumanian rail junction controll- ing lines into Poland, Czecho- slovakia. Hungary and Southern Rumania. The 23.500 casualties inflicted on enemy boosted to nearly 000 the German dead and captur- ed in tl'.e Ukraine offensive, on the basis of Moscow's announcements. governor. Two West Texans Missing in Action war probably would last another Private Gilbert M. Proclor of year or more. Paint Rock and Pfc. C. B. Gen. Montgomery, commander of Monty Sees War Of Another Year LONDON. March 24 Re- last a year, it may take longer But leaX CMI11 of Ihe (-oulinrnt, Ofn. Sir Bernard wc II wl" hc a Proper L. Montgomery forecast today tho Job for proper men More Scarlet Fever AUSTIN, March 54 Scar- let fever Is on the Increase in Tex- as, the state department of htalih reported today. Ihe Weather r. s. nrr.MiTMt.vT or ivr.ATiirR Ri-Kr AHU.f.Xr. AXn Salardar tlrnnr r.VST TtAS: Partly clody Ihreoih Sunday: In n ireil pnrliont Saturday, rrolrr I Inl.nor Satnrday nFrhl: inHtr.d rr> In and pnrtior.i SUnrJj Slr.day. Frr.fc X-iriMTV: Cl.adr and and Sunday. Frnh U rdai and TFVAS: ra Sonda? Jr.. of Snydcr. were listed as miss- ive in the Mediterranean area by I'.pwar Department last night. The former is the husband of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Proclor of Paint Rock and Ihe latter the husband the British invasion forces, describ- ed them as the test Britain ever had. are preparing to take part in the biggest lug-of-war the world has ever he said, "and If any ot Mrs. Deris Short of Snyder. The should let go of the rope then department Jisted 364 :v-tditional! lose the match. ?rs as missing In action, In-j "How long will the pull Iss'.? No iraing 12 Texans. one can say for certain; it may Gen. Montgomery asserted that "the promised land is not non- far off." but M warned Ihe nation that 11 must not again let its forces BO to war inadequately equipped. "It must forever redound lo our he said, "lhat we sent our soldiers inlo Ihis most modem war with weapons and equipment thai quite Inadequate. We have only ourselves to blame for the dis- aster that early overtook us in the AM Tho t irv ir n conle VRF. Frl. to .odr R. T. RK1JIF.S been Burned on Prairie I PL.MNVIEW. March person had beer: burned In During his years ,111 thr force he has served under r-ix chiefs. He was! a candidate anrl finWud fourth m', the recent special election a: vhlch i Virgil Waldrop was elected to sue-1 cced the late R. L. Busttr. of the office files! and fingerprint ar.d record systems' has all been directed by P.edics. A1.! present the files conlnin more 5han i fingerprints and nrrcfl re-1 showing and dis-' position of cases, for ?ll arrrrts treatment o! burns. ration Bill Approved WASHINGTON. March The Senate, approving the independent offices appro- priation bill, voter! today to wilh- uold funds from any government Jgoncy'in existence 12 months with-' out direct congressional approprla- I Jons. This ban, sponsored by Scnalor Russell