Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 7, 1944, Abilene, Texas
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LXIV, NO. 141 A TEXAS ^ NEWSPAPER
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE IO FRIES OS OR
TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 1944
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Voting Heavy; Record Possible
T ^ , th., have been tossed bae, and .orth In America bt, abow that comet almoa, S^m^h^Re^bhean^endetl .
^ Bv th* Associated Press
Fast and furious voting the country over piled up a record total of ballots by early afternoon today and pointed
toward an all-time high of 50.000.ft00.
As never before, the men and women who had the final
h°Said°Dewey in his election eve broadcast from Albany:
~ will vote. there can be no the
that have been tossed back and forth in America’s big show that comes every four years.
that I am sure—because I firmly believe
pe0'sald Roosevelt In his talk Irom Hyde Park:
.A-so on the arguments over a fourth term for President Roosevelt or a first for Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, horned to
rtnvs are counting on us to show the rest of the world that our
sincerely hope that it will be fifty million strong-the world will
£7or£» ?M0 desiuf.hV als*, ta the armed services m thousands of younger men and women.
The "Rf publican presidential candidate's wife and his mother. Mis
“wosso, Mich -----
day. Governor and Mrs. Dewey trav
George E. Dewey from Ow'osso. Mich. were with him for the toportant
vc led from Albany to New York City.
their legal residence, to get their votes ai ... . . sh having gone
the other dh*cUonwM Mrs S£Z£r\lZstall members and many or Japan has Quit
simon S.MMl.dOO more than Republican Vt endr-ll I.. "ulceTtM
The bulk of the new congress that t^. . fl urcs in public life
^ MM in vearPs ‘to com,
-aVe“"f.or^rtmcrr4ulrreS. iwo-.hltds -a;e majority Mr ratification nay be affected by today s choices, made betone either Ger-
A trip in to Now York last night to a
r< 'SrS'ia”:^ their .am...«
10 wln inr that all have honorable lobs. and to
cleTe a*world o/ganUati;;' which” will prevent this disaster
Kansas City, Omaha. Des Moines, Oklahoma
L,lUBrisk ^inglTO,Lreported from Chicago, and in Ohio the rural turn-
oui was described as the heaviest rn history. , th hour
rife .. iicmnml Roosevelt, in eleventh-hour
9 R,public.n r.ewey .nd l.em«r»t „„s thr presl-
deneyflt Is supremely Important to a dem.cr.ey at war to pile .p a
from. ever coming upon us a£a,n* make sure that this
volunteer-to R(H)srvflt, ,hflr pl,., .a, ...In the .own
Their daughter. Mrs. John Boettiger and grand son Johnny, 5. were the only family members at the IMW)} home.
For Mr. a hall in Hyde Park.
up his end of the «mpalgnby sajdngjat .^Cotambuf ,
i rricm iiiin f »i-e touch opposition Include Democra-
,te8^rTarLl,r.l X^oV- J
barton"'1 ..cTThT.s. opponent Is Republic*, Thomas J. Curran.
niaDs'ls Yschool* huuse near the Ohio STS™the"KjuWkj«. an upper„u Dranoa>u
Ho and Mrs. Bricker’* voting place is a
executive mansion whore they have lived for_six_years
Bv in the house, the division ta so even ™ ^^sh7dowM ublicaitsi that the personalities of the 433 racesi were ftf4vance
ZZ—; ^-Truman: r^f^e presldpm BET*i' Bv,nu In mc Calmed In advance
a net gain of as rn at least 25 to their total
both sides. There was
rSet fadeout Of the more extreme accusations
veit, and Mrs. Truman went to their home precinct in Independence, j
M° Pruden.'R^veh. In .skin, for a .urn-nmofSMMOe. voters, rn, - - ^ Bovern,„ ,htps are up
ms sights a little higher than the actualI figures. whrn 49,815,312 votes were cast. Then he carriea
,mv as 60 seats. The Democrats talked of adding
for election, 19 of them now held
11 iii vy *
by Republicans and 12 bv Democrats.
Superiors (Jive Tokyo New Scare
% By the Associated Press
Superforts reported over Tokvo again today increased Japanese fears of a mass bombing raid on their capital, r^rshadowing a U. S. carr ^ plane raid on Manila tha sank or damaged six Nipponese warships and wiped ou 191 aircraft.
* Tokyo radio reported thatthe *ie B29s have begun bombing the southern approaches to Japan and Nipponese planes in aCounterattack on the Super-forts* supposed Marianas land bases destroyed ~° ■■ ■
.Aircraft on Saipan and Tmian.
Raiding American carrier and land-based planes over me
lppines smashed enemy air bases Luzon, Cebu and Negros is-
SiTKiWSrben. Douglas Mac-ftthur’s invasion forces on Leyte KST of the alma* continuous nighttime lvarrasslng raids.
Tokyo radio reporting two SU;
GIS BACK IN VOSSENACK. BLUNT HURTGEN ATTACK
LONDON, Nov. 7.—(AP)—Hand-to-hand fighting in
creased in intensity today in the Hurtgen forest ar®f
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east of Aachen where American infantry, closely ®u.pP°^.!“ bv swarms of planes, struggled grimly to hold heir gains against successive and powerful German counterblows.
An enemy thrust west of Hurtgen itself was thrown back, hut another knocked the Americans out of Yosse-nack temporarily. The reaction was swift, and the Yanks surged half-way back through the town, where they are fighting a heavy formation of German tanks and infantry.
West of Schmidt, the Americans advanced slowly in the face of stubborn opposition. But Schmidt itself, seized las the Americans and . *“
BRITON WOUNDED — Lord Moyne (above), British resi-
week by retaken by the enemy, was still in German hands.
performs over the capital *^d the fjcn‘t minister in the Middle Schmidt is 15 miles southeast riftheamam tatand £35*""ald East, was fatally wounded 0f Aachen.
it was bv two civilians at Cairo,
t w bombs were dropped ----
the third reported reconnaissance Egypt> where they fired on
flight over the area by B29s. Another Japanese broadcast *aid 40 B29s attacked two rn the Volcana islands. s“nd*?‘ md that strong forces of^LIb-
him as he alighted from his car. His chauffeur was killed. (AP Wirephoto).
^aVr-Vain bombed Chichi and Haha in the Bonin These are
the strong points guarding the southern approaches to Tokyo. laP*" apparently been rushing both inland and air reinforcements to the islands, anticipating a pos sible amphibious strike.
Highway Crash Kills Athenian
Harris L. Dillard. 39, photo studio The 24th division pushed down; operatori who had resided here a the hazardous northern trail t o year died m u^rir^ Mpmm-ial
•atbin 16 miles of Ormoc, remain- hospital eariy today of Injuries suf-Tananese strongpoint on Leyte fered ln an automobile accident
i I'rtv/v o e cl nVL' IV . j a. sn IT /St* til nf
island, as American forces slowly I about midnight ]8 miles north of
closed’ a mammoth trap. Winters.
„ /vancrVit in Dillard’s automobile was
found wrecked by passersby. He
was lying in a harrow ditch. In
sofar as was learned from state
Some American units caught ut j . Japanese trap along tm» com-
ewTncSled them anll ^r_n'l,
In the entire area the Americans are striving to fight clear of the Hurtgen forest and onto the Cologne plain.
In southwestern Holland the last enemy units south of the Maas (Meuse) river were being mopped up. There still were small groups of enemy troops around the southern approaches to the Moerdijk bridges, which the Germans have demolished, and nine miles to the wrest at Willemstad, the site of an escape ■ ferry.
Virtually all of Walcheren island in the Schelde estuary now Is in Allied hands. Middelburg in the center of the island and Veere on the north coast have been captured, the Allied communique reported.
Enemy units still were hiding out elsewhere in the flooded interior but Allied mine sweepers and dredges already have begun clearing the 50-mile Schelde estuary approach to Antwerp.
Boos Feeble at O’Daniel Rally
DALLAS, Nov. 7—(UP) — Sen
By the Associated Pres*
Reports from over the state indicated today Texans were exercising their voting privileges in unprecedented numbers.
Only from populous Harris county and Fort Worth came any inkling of how they were casting their ballots for state and federal officials.
The Houston Chronicle said unofficial scattered returns gave Democratic presidential electors 6,351 votes to 938 for the Republicans and 1,929 for the Texas regulars, the anti-Roosevelt Democrats.
All sections reported long queques forming before voting places. In North Texas a few early voters stood in showers awaiting their turn, but for the most part the weather was ideal over the rest of
In Harris county, with an estimated wartime population of mole than 600,000, extra election clerks had to be called in to handle election crowds. The county has 163,-788 qualified voters.
The Chronicle .said precincts 99 and IOO in Goose Creek were recording big majorities for the Democratic party. At West University place the newspaper reported 500 voters in line when the two vot-
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nearby Hudson river .alloy on Nos. 6. (AP Wirephoto). _
It's Every Man for Himself in
w. Leo O'Danlel spoke here last mg places cl the community opened.
night for an hour and half and not an egg was thrown and the boos were of the light variety.
Perhaps the fact that there were 85 police and plain clothesmen stationed in Fair park auditorium had something to do with the orderliness of the meeting.
Texas Own Ballot Battle Royal
In Dallas county long lines of voters were on hand when balloting places opened. Election officials predicted that the previous record of 72,000 votes would be surpassed by closing time.
The same situation was reported from San Antonio and Bexar county. One precinct which normally
However, the state’s junior sen- w- - un* p. . ^ recorded
ator was given a vociferous irsep' ga an hour and fortv-five minutes by his audience, winch (Tnt- bottu**
Election judges at Fort Worth
lured U. B. machine guns on the J
YaA"slashing carrier raid Sunday; (Manila time) on Manila bay ran tbP total number of Japanese war-Olin^ sunk or damaged since the Philippines invasion to approxi-
matThe3°sank a subchaser, probably sunk a heavy cruiser, damaged a light cruiser, three destroyers and several cargo ships.
^Fifty-eight Japanese planes
were shot down over Clark field. Most of the others were caught on the ground at five raided Luzon island air fields.
‘’Mac Arthur’s land-based planes Lktroyed eight more Japanese planes over Cebu and Negros, and hit possible enemy reinforcement points on Mindanao. __
and city officers there was no one with him when the accident occurred, although another Abilene man was understood to have gone to San Angelo with him yesterday.
O V. Farnsworth, district manager of Safeway Stores, enroute heme alone, reported that he came upon the wreckage and found several persons had already stopped there. Others gathered and Dr. A. P. Head of Ovalo, nearby, was sum-money. The doctor found Dillard to be in serious condition, said Farnsworth. One of the motorists left for Tuscola and several women who had stopped left for Winters, each saying they would try to get
See ACCIDENT Pg. ll Col. 5
County Trustee III
^ex Dillard of Tuscola, former Taylor county commissioner and present county trustee, was reported bv his physician this mein mg to be in a serious condition. He was taken to St. Ann hospital last Saturday Aer he became ill while at a meeting of the county trustees._
In southeastern Holland, where British and American troops have been retaking slowly the positions they lost to a sudden and powerful German counter-thrust west of the border city of Venlo, the action had subsided, temporarily at least, into desultory artillery duelling.
On the western front between Aachen and the Swiss border, American and French troops continued to press their attacks forward to new- gains. The village of Herbevlller ll miles east of Laneville was taken. Several towns and villages fell to the Allied troops of the Sixth army group in the Baccarat sec tor immediately to the south.
Enemy resistance was more stab
ly enjoyed his anti New oration and the music and singing of his hill Pilxy musicians.
Sen. O'Daniel made a pointed remark-pointed obviously at Houston where his reception recently was of a different nature—when
“In another place in leva*
I know of a method of trying to destroy free speech.”
During O' Daniel's 30 minute radio talk and during t h e hour following when he continued his address to the auditorium audience there were only a few boos, and only a few cries of “We Want Roosevelt.” Stern glances cast in the direction of the offenders by the police quickly terminated any in cipient demonstration of disapproval.
In fact, everybody had a good time.
Stote Offices Closed
predicted the total vote for I arrant county would go over 30,-000 for an all-time record. The Star-Telegram said balloting was so heavy that few boxes had begun tabulation during the morning. The newspaper reported Democratic electors leading in two sections of Fort
Horace, a businessman, is directing the campaign for the Regulars in the Marshall section. Myron, a lawyer, direct* from Dallas the state drive for election of Roosevelt and I ru-
Bv The Associated Press Regulars.
Ifs every man for himself, broth- lienal Democratic
er against brother, and may the for I oxbr.
most votes win the battle royal of
Texas' own private fight in today s national election.
Clubwomen have booed ann hissed. The Bronx cheer—with southern accent—developed at Houston. Political tension* generally are as tight as in the good old days when General Sam Houston bared and lieut his breast, without benefit of radio.
There are stories of otherw ise good husbands having intimidated their wives by hanging onto the family poll tax receipts.
.na Myron Blalock, na- I died
committeeman | ^.TtfconV
erwards followed a business career, entered state politics this year for the first time in 20 years.
Myron, following a career in the law and politics, was elected a state representative from this district while he was a student at Hie Lnl-fam- varsity of Tex;is. and took office aft-lam J He later rosa
p lilies don't enter into the ...... . birthdav
tty relationships says Horace; adds | ‘ “ ihl ln Democratic party
that he and Myron are roncenial I to leaaersnip
and friendly on all relationships except the election,
Horace entered the state Democratic fight with a statement that ho would devote his “time and energy until Nov. 7 in carrying this fight to the people for the Texas Regulars.” T
»ci oy nu.— Blalock, an | Th^ldf Valock'. time rn the Roosevelt camp
for the anti-Roosevelt Texas I ars whoae father, w. m. i _ -
At Marshall the brother against brother angle, but peaceful, is ex emptied by Horace elector
congenial , nQW beads a Marshall and
Houston law firm of . tw®
other brothers, Jack and Richard,
Horace, president of R hardware company in Marshall and Kilgore, has been a leading figure In the campaign of tile Regulars in Fas Myron has been working full
See TEXANS Pg. ll Col. 5
ELECTION AT CLANCE
Weather Right' For Farm Vote
Somebody's Wrong On These Guesses Of Voting Returns
Demos Lead in Heavy Voting
AUSTIN, Nov. 7—<JP)—All state
MrQerartolJ,°Sb“ 7d- I office'were closed today because of
To be elected: A president,
vice president, 35 senators, 432 U. S. representatives, 31 governors.
Ttoal vote: Estimated by state officials at 41.000,000 plus, including 3,369,000 soldiers and sailors.
Polls: Open as early as 6 a. rn., EMT., in the East, close as late as 9 p. m., PMT., in th* West.
Weather: varied, but not forecast as extreme in any general
Showers last night over most of West Central Texas, followed by clear skies today brought perfect voting weather for farmers— fields | were too muddy to work this morning and weather was too pretty to
Rains were reported
By the Associated Press Vice President Wal'ace— President Roosevelt will carry two-thirds of the states, attain a hundred more electoral votes
than the 266 he needs and a margin of at least 3,000,000 in the popular vote.
vances were made. The
Abilene east. Local precipitation totaled .19 of an inch, falling between 1:07 and 2:45 a. rn.
Voting in the general election *as .spirited in Abilene this morning I with nearly twice as many votes cast by ll a. rn. as were voted by ' that hour in the Julv primary.
Tabulations between 10:30 ana ll In, m showed 1.633 voted as against ! 393 reported at that time in t 8 ! first primary.
i Unofficial reports were that the Democrats were leading the Texas
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“My considered judgment is •, m t.irn WPre reported to be
Gov. John W
West'of Abilene the showers ta- Thomas E. Dewey will be flee’. ! | UXch heavier vote than
us DEPARTMENT OI COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU abilene and VICINITY. Clear skes and tooler this afternoon and tonight.
temDeratures tonght from 45 to M degreeT Wednesday clear with tem-* toros about the same as today.
EAST TEXAS—Cloudy with scattered shov ers in east, cleanng in west portion this afternoon: generally fair tonght
j Wednesdav preceded by scattered showers in extreme northeast portion to-mnler in Northwest and west-central portions this afternoon and to-
CONNALLY HERE WEDNESDAY FOR WTCC SESSION
TEXAS Fair this afternoon,
tonght and Wednesday, cooer this aft. ernoori and San Angelo regon southward
^Maximum temperature past 24 hours. ^Minimum temperature past 12 hours, ^Precipitation last night .19.
Total since first of the year 21 36
Total for same period last year 15 64.
(Apply to War Manpower Commission, 1141 North 2nd).
•Veterans placed since
Sept. I i f
Veterans placed yesterday I
AM. Hour PM 64 62— 1— 74 72 67 62— 2— 76 76
66 60— 3— 76 16
64 60— 4— 73 78
63 59— 5— 76 76
63 60— 6 - 75 73
63 60— 7— 73 70
64 62— 8— 72 67
65 64— 9— 71 65
67 68—10— 70 64
Tom Connally, senior States senator from Texas, v. ill be speaker for the annual West Texas Chamber of Commerce directors luncheon Wednesday at noon at the Hilton hotel. Clifford B. Jones of Lubbock, a WTCC past president, WU be toastmaster.
The luncheon will be held as a part of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce referendum assembly which convene* here tomorrow morning at j oclock.
Senator Connally will be presented with a portfolio showing, in detail, how all of the affiliated towns have voted on the federal Question
contained in the referendum ballot.
He will receive also a formal testi-monal of the WTCCs appreciation for his distinguished services in
public life. .
Around 150 business leaders of are pxnected to be
* v < pi) i aum ire
Jobs listed............loo I Sunset tonignt
70 70-U- 69 63 West Texas are expected 74 74—12— 68 62 present for the purpose of taking sunrise this morning ..............c aI I final action on the 1944 referendum
pered off to a mere 'race at Colorado City. Stamford reported .96 of an inch, a fall that, was thought to have a definite effect on the size of the vote since the fields could
not be worked.
Directly east of Abilene the showers were* about like that here with Baird reporting a quarter of an
^Buffalo Gap received a “sprin kle as did the Coleman area ballot for determining the organl- showers were reported he
zations policies and program of around Santa ^Anna^ work in the coning year. _______r <n Tayior county be-
polling a Republicans.
precinct 2, Butternut, and Pre cinct 3. Fair Park, had the heaviest business this morning, ^.reporting 310 votes at ll a. m. °the£ ^ reports were courthouse. 165 Cedar street, 183; Shelton-Webb, 172,
Republican Chairman_Browneli- Am^
Voting was light on ameladmen ^
Democratic < hairman Hanne-gan—Dewey “will carry few et states” than Wendell Willkie four vears ago. I Willkie won IO states with an electoral vote of 82.)
•Everything confirms my statement that we cannot concede
a single state outside tiu SoljL indicated that most votes cast
South because of the trend to th ‘ lhpm were affirmative.
Dewey-Br icker ticket. ———
Wedm .day’s assembly will wind Uev .,d' this' morning that with th up the WTCC s referendum season bright sunshine the fields would be which consisted of eight district dry enough by meetings held last month around than usual in the
the territory. The assembly will be mornlng hoUrs.
composed of the chambers officers, ________ _________
directors or their proxies, commit- War Vote
Total to 17,856
teemen who are recommending the policy planks In the ballot and local chamber of commerce managers. AUSTIN, Nov. ,_jorQi
West Texas members of the na-; two final batches of bob-tad fed Horn I congress, the state senate and ballots by the secretary ^of st a. m-
LISTEN TO KRBC
a1 election returns from Abilene. Ta>lor count>‘ " • • nation will be broadcast Tuesday
Texas, and the entire - Abilene
evening by radio station KRBC, Abilene
mg by radio Mdiwu t Mprtion returns
The Reporter-News xviii not give out election
bV The’oublic is requested not to call the newspaper ct-flee 6>r returns. The ’telephone lines into the ott.ee w.U be
the lower house at Austin also have been invited to the luncheon. Past presidents of the WTCC also will be honored guests.
Senator Connally, after casting his vote at Marlin, his home town, will be Abilene bound,” he telephoned the West Texas Ciiambei of Commerce at noon.
day brought the total of such votes to 17 856
A night crew stayed on the Job until midnight, and another mailing was put out at 9 a. rn in order to make a clean sweep of al service men’s ballots in this classification.
The secretary of state relayed only the federal ballot to county officials.
loaded xvith calls from persons paper B
and KRBC both xviii receive
reporting returns to the The Reporter-Nexvs
Besides its usual press ^x'exM Election bu
reau serx icc T»vlnr county are again reminded
Election judges of Tailor counij ar *
to telephoning the Reportcr rsexxs *
quickly as possible after tne
of the importance with complete returns as polls close.