Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 8, 1944, Abilene, Texas
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THE CHAMP SCORES KO
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Re-election Assures € _
Way Open to Speed
World Peace Steps
FDR up Late for Returns
MV Gives Sweep
Roosevelt His - , T Biggest Count! jQ lefflTI
to his bid for 16 years in the
WASHINGTON, Nov. S.—'API—President Roosevelts re-election makes it virtually certain that he will hold an rmlv meeting with Stalin and Chm chill.
Turning on key questions of postwar cooperation, t conference will largely shape the course of Mr. Rooseve s
head its government four years.
Mr Roosevelt went to bed at 3:50 a. rn. < EWT). A few minutes before he sent a telegram to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey acknowledging the latter’s radio concession of defeat.
“I thank you for your statement which I heard over the air a few minutes ago,” Mr. Roosevelt telegraphed Rewey 15 minutes after the latter had gone on the air to concede the fourth term victory.
nor inomw ^•^'"'^"Y^^HHT.'hirenow expect an acceleration; Throughout the long election in the session,! nHM the President set at a tab*
HYDE PARK N. Y„ Nov. 8-iP) in the dining room of hts Hyde
-In a clatter of jangling telephones1 Park home, totaling up the process and news wires, President Rocse- | of the voters reP*\
velt followed the election returns an unprecedented into the early morning hours today, White House. „flirn, r r
confident from the outset that a Hours before the retur •
nation at war had chosen him to conclusive the President appeared
another; on the portico of his H>de Paia mansion to tell his torch-light-par-
“I think you’re a little previous, but it looks very much like I’ll have to be coming up here on the train from Washington for another four years.
fourth term foreign policy
The proposed second session of the Big J nree
a year after their
first gathering at Teheran, becomes possible now because the outline of Tuesday’s voting has restored to diplomats ie s caring hectic campaign weeks. Then foreign governments did not know whether they would have to reckon with Mr. Roosevelt or Gov-
his home sat about radio loud speakers listening to the election; reports. But the President came out only once to talk with the torch-light paraders.
Shortly before he went off to bed the President sent telegrams to Srn. Harry S. Truman of Missouri, his vice presidential running mate; to Vice President Henry Wallace and to Robert E. Hanncgan, chairman of the Democratic national committee.
Judge Samuel I. Rosenman, the Presidents special counsel, and playwright
Onlv his closest personal friends Robert Sherwood, the and man., were with Mr, Roosevett who left*, ^
W I. job to join
ernor Thomas E. Rewey in the weeks ahead.
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which some officials hope may even be held this momn
as he Kept abreast « hV-j^velt mans!™ through
parts of the the early part of the evening but
| left shortly after the President
C While the President followed the made his talk to the Hyde Pal*
progress of the
He said he was munication with all
President Roosevelt, scoring the highest total vote ever received in Taylor count). was given a seven to one lead over the nearest opponent the Texas Regulars—in record-smashing general election here.
With some 150 votes from four ! boxes still unreported thus morning,
I it appeared the total balloting would I climb to around 9.700 The vote in the 1940 November election. 8,841, r was the higher ever polled at that time in a general election. • Hie primary record, set in July 1942, is 9,532.
Democratic party electors so far have tabbed 7.794 votes.
In Taylor county the Regulars and the Republicans reversed the
By the Associated Press President Roosevelt's fourth term victory, looming larger by the hour, held the prospect today of the surpassing his third term triumph.
It threatened to engulf Michigan, one of the IO Republican states of 1940. And Ohio, after hours in the Dewey-Bricker column, showed signs of changing over.
At the same time, the Democrats tightened their grip on congress with 51 certain senate seats and gains in the house.
Those late counts grew from a tremendous outpouring ot voters taking part in the nation'* first wartime election since
Alt appears certain that attempt? will come soon to speed organization n< lh*' nronosed world security organization and to get agreement BrtSlnPRS‘andrltheSeoCther Alf on control of . dented Germany. The errat polit' a1 issue to be settled in the Big-Three meeting is basic to American foreign policy: how far are Russia. Britain and Hie United States willing to go in harmonizing their interests, since Z I- S and Britain ha’vr had lone experience and share much eon-•donee in their bilateral solution of this problem, the question really
boils down to Anglo-American vs. Russian lnt*rest*- hm f answers Stalin is believed to be looking to Rooseviell and Churcmn Ijanij to these two fundamental questions: Cl) will the u^cd States ta
part this time, in a world security organization? and (2) can Britain be depended upon to work with Russia gather than against her in Europe?
•These questions also pose for the President one of his g^atest domestic problems—holding popular support for the proposed new world ^i^ion a^Snst the attacks that are certain to develop These are due to come to an issue in congress over senate approval of treaties
mitt inc t he United States to jihn the proposed new league and over legts-latlon governing the use ol American armed lorces to help prevent ag-
g fusion. . . .
I ON DON Nov. 8—i/Ps—A new grand-scale conference of the “Big Three'’ before Christmas was regarded in diplomatic quarters today as an almost certain follow-up to President Roosevelt s reelection.
It was believed highly probable that the^c^erence would^^preceded
by a meeting in Paris of Mr. I % Charles Dc Gaulle.
Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and
1st Holds Firm, 3d Pushes East
LONDON, Nov. 8.—(TP)—1The strong American attack launched last Thursday in forest land southeast of Aachen had run down tonight with loss of most of the ground gained in its opening phases, a front dispatch said.
By the Associated Press
IHE WAR TODAY"
JSp Philippine Qhiets Jerked
By The Associated Press
Tokyo’s war loads replaced top-ranking land, sea and air commanders in the Philippines today in an effort to halt the American claught which in two successive days wiped out 469 more planes and sank or damaged 29 ships. (Story-on Page 5).
Japanese militarists, worried over the safety of the home
«ont, admitted the Philippines lvasion may force the conquerors of the southern islands to shift for themselves.
New evacuations of non-essential civilians from ll major Japanese cities in preparation for ’’inevitable e’Jtony air raids,” were ordered to stint a week from today.
Reinforcements and supplies ™ "uehbmTimnroved their posi- radio broadcast that ’‘its clear that were rushed to garrisons in the .the doughboys improved men pwi Ro0sevplt has been re-elected
Kurile and Bonin islands, guarding i tlonSi but the Germans still held fourth term and every good
the northern and southern ap- ube village, high watermark ol the , America wm wholeheartedly accept proaches to Tokyo, where American drive. j the will of the people.’’
ilkibers extended their attacks to At vossenack the reinforced Ger-, Drwev toid reporters he
mans struggled desperately to bar1 the path oi the Americans to the Rhineland. Artillery and divebomb-ers pounded the Nazis.
On the central sector of the western front, Ii. S. Third army infantrymen pushed east at points along a 25-milc front, scoring small gains against spotty German resistance.
The Holland campa gn to clear the Germans from the Maas (Meuse) was about over. The Allies
E. T. Brooks, Democratic chairman for the 24th senatorial district, issued this morning a formal note of thanks to the party workers and expressed congratulations on their victory. Over the district the Democrats polled some 89 percent of the votes —a greater percentage than had been predicted, Brooks said.
and Ohio Governor
dupsiih vt VOTFS—President Franklin D. Roosevelt emerges from a voting booth Hvde'e7rkSN v! X casting his ballot. With bin, is a secret service adalid bis soldier chauffeur. (AP Wirephoto). -----
Dewey Takes It on Chin
standing they have over the state generally. The Regulars at last count had 1.113 votes and the Republicans 591.
While President Roosevelt polled the largest vote he ever received in the county, the opposition votes were greater than before. In 1932 Roosevelt polled 5,235 and Hoover 639, in 1936 it was 5,853 for Roosevelt and 667 for Bandon and in 1940 it was 7,667 for Roosevelt and 973 for WiUkie.
Boxes still unreported are Jim Ned, Moro, Potosi and Caps-Mer-kel.
Congressman Sam Russell with 8 637 votes in the county scored an overwhelming victory here over Clifton Woody of Abilene, Republican candidate for the 17th district, who received 310 votes.
Opposition to the two proposed amendments was strong in many rural boxes but over the county they carried easily.
First amendment on the ballot. to provide retirement benefits, had I 924 for and 1.191 against the municipal plan had 1,853 for and 1,-201 against the state pensicn plan.
Amendment two, to provide for re-allocation of the county tax, passed by a wider margin with 1,851 for and 839 against.
Even without Michigan (19 (25) the Presidents electoral vote margin over Thomas E. Dewey stood at 407 to 121 on the basts of leads in
34 * The popular vote totals swelled to 19.J32.303 for Boose-velt and 17,299,523 for Dewey when of the count 3
130,819 voting units had reported . ,
At one sta«e Dewey had a lead of over I..3,000 in the contest for Michigan’s 19 electoral votes. But Wayne county (Detroit), cut into this steadily and by rn ^- morning 1 dropped to about 50.000. The Republican candidates Ohio
load was less than 6.00<h with him in the Republican's
losing fight under the battle cry of “it s time for a change, went Dewey’, thanks and his expressed confidence (httpaU will join in the hope that providence will guide Mr. Roose
velt and the nation to peace. .
The victory vote witli which (Tie domocracv s majority Stamped approval on Mr. Roosevelt's conduct of the war thus far. sweeping as ti was, still was less than the one he gamed
in his third term bid four years ago.
Then Wendell L. Willkie carried IO states with 82 electoral votes. Dewey led in these, plus Ohio, Oregon, \\ isconsin
anC* It was alate switchover by New Jersey which sent Mr. Roosevelt’s electoral figure to 4<>7.
Alone with Yht presidential victory. Democrats made sharp Inroads •.lu.hiinn house membership. Further, as most had
NEW YORK, Nov. 8—(/P>—Gov. Themas E. Dewey took it on the chin with a smile today, conceding , . at 2:15 a. rn. (CWT) that President
U. S. First army troops repulsed Roosevelt had been re-elected for
German counterattacks n e a r a f0Urth term.
Schmidt today in a battle which a Hp expressed confidence that front dispatch said was as “savage “all Americans will join me in as the struggle for Aachen-and of much greater scope. ’
Just west of Schmidt, 15 miles
dent of the Lnited States.
With Mrs. Dewey standing behind
tory in the war and in the establishment of lasting peace and the restoration of tranquility,” Dewey said as a hush fell over those who stood and sat banked about him.
“I am deeply grateful for the confidence expressed by so many millions of my fellow citizens, and for their labors in the campaign, the defeated candidate continued.
southeast of Aachen, from which him”the Republican presidential the Americans were driven back, j nominee said simply in a nationwide
new targets. , _
Ruthless, bullet-hcadcd Gen.
Tomoyuki Yamashita, 59, conqueror of Singapore and C’or-regidor, took command of the Nipponese Philippines armies.
®ioe Adm. Denshirki Okochi, who led landing parties in the 1937 Shanghai incident, was named to command what s left of Japan’s navy in the Philippines.
dp. new army air commander, and
two vice admirals to take charge now bave a firm hold on all the
of the Navy’s Philippine air forces S SQUtll shore except for a single
also named as Japanese at | nnrb.pt and were smashing into the
understood that Mr. Roosevelt had retired at midnight and for that reason he did not attempt to telegraph his congratulations.
home were told increased ail production was an “urgent necessity."
Air Raids Resumed
LONDON, Nov. 8—(UP'—About 350 Flying Fortresses and Liberators attacked the Leuna synthetic oil plant at Merseburg and rail \fL'ds at Rheine today in a renewal of the winter bombing campaign against Germany. _
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outskirts of Moerdijk. The Geimans fell back beyond the river. On Wal-cheren island the Germans were whittled principally to a pocket on the north shore.
Polish troops with the British Eighth army captured Monte Casaluda, south of torii, after beating off heavy counterattacks, and threatened to outflank Forli, where the British have been stalled on the outskirts.
Italy-based U. S. Flying Fortresses and Liberators heavily attacked troop concentrations and targets in Yugoslavia, northern Italy and Austria last night. American and British fighter bombers based on the continent carried out several attacks on enemy western front positions. After a rest yesterday. American bombers headed toward Germany again today.
Nearly 300 reporters, cameramen and employes of the Republican national committee jammed about a battery of microphones, as the New York governor walked smiling ly into the grand ballroom of the Roosevelt hotel that had served as campaign headquarters, read a pencil-printed memorandum before him, and at a signal from radio men began his statement conceding the
“I extend to President Roosevelt my hearty congratulations and my earnest hope that his next term will see speedy vic-
"The Republican party emerges j Bostcn last saturday night that. from the election revitalized ami a
great force for the good of the campaign been filled with such mis-country and for the preservation of! ^presentations, distortion and false-free government in America.’’ hoda”
* * * When another reporter shook
There were tears in the eyes of hands him, Dewey remarked
Friday Deadline For Chest Gifts
Taylor countian?, with two more days to go before the War Chest drive closes Friday night, have contributed $71,731.29 to the fund, exceeding the $67,786 goal by $3,-
never before in my lite-tfine h.s a ^
Everyone with money to turn in
When a reporter, clasping his hand. said. “Better luck in 1948,” the governor smiled and replied:
“I have no illusions about that.”
Congratulated on the race he had made, Dewey said:
“I haven’t said anything that I am sorry for or that I ever will have to take back.”
President Roosevelt had said at
peeled. the*'D e rn ocrat*"clinohed their'majority in the senate, which must pass on peace and other treaties
Pn's margin over ills Republican ... ................-
to erase the pre-election uncertainty over the service vote. This
Roosevelt's margin over his Republican opponent this time was such as to erase the pre-election uncertainty over tile service vote This had arisen from the fact that ll states counted these bahuts late.
Not until 3 15 a. rn (EWT) did Governor Thomas E. Dewey concetti that he had been added to the list of those who have challenged “The Champ’’ and lost.
Soon after Dewey recognized formally the rejection by the peo pie of his hammered thesis that “T
DEWEY, Okla., Nov.
In this case, Dewey went for Roosevelt.
The count: 488 to 366.
District WICC Heads Elected
that "We've had a good time and I think it’s bren good for the country.” Dewey himself declined to discuss
some cf his supporters as the 42-year old governor, who had held
out doggedly against the Democra- ______ ______
tic trend that had developed early the resuit.s of the eld u n beyond in the ballot count, strode into the his brief prrf;.s-radio statement, room with Mrs. Dewey at has side. Herbert Brownell, Jr., GGP na* The wife of the GOP nominee rjonai chairman, was equally reti-smiled bravely, though the tenseness | cent Brownell, who accepted the of her face attested the strain she chairmanship last June, declined ,f) was undergoing.
Beaten by the man he had attacked vigorously as having a ' tired and quarrelsome” administration,
Dewey prepared to go back to Albany late today to resume his duties as governor. His term still has two years to run and there have been many predictions that he would seek the Republican presidential nomination again in 1948, despite the party tradition against giving a .second chance to those who have failed.
say whether he intended to retain the post.
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time for a change,’’ the indicated electoral vote stood 3for Roosevelt, 140 for Dewey. Only 266 were
needed to win.
The President seemed to ne taking with him into office a Iemocratic majority in the senate, as expected, and of the house, which had been in serious doubt. Owpptwater
Likewise, Democrats were tutting .
into governorships now held by Republicans.
With Mr. Roosevelt, of course, went vice presidential Nominee Harry S. Truman, who ten years ago was an obscure count J judge in
Senator Truman called Dewey a
New district directors of the West Texas chamber of commerce, elected this morning by formal adoption of the report of votes taken in each district, are:
No. I R. E. Wertz, Amarillo.
No. 2—P. B. Ralls. Ralls.
No. 3—Jess L. Showers, Vernon. No. 4—Anion O. Caner. Fort Worth.
No. 5—P. Edward Ponder,
I statement "grand'. saying at Kansas Citv that “it is our dutv now to , uphold his good wishes and win the 1 war and win the peace.
is urged to do so by the deadline Friday night.
The f-.ure, bv Friday night. is expected to oiimb as no contributions have been received from Camp Barkeley and from three of the rural communities, six other towns in the county have failed to meet the quotas
sets, records show. . w Rrtrkrr
Merkel $1,500. $1,281.44; Columbus that he joined in Dewey s|
"I congratulate the winners and shall do all I can to aid in the war
No. 6—John D. Mitchell, Odessa No. 7—Dudley Yard. Pecos.
No. 8—© H. Walk, Del Rio.
No. 9—E L. Beulow, San Angelo. No. IO—Port Bludworth, Brownwood. . „
All were reelected except Mitchell, who succeeds B. Reagan. Big Spring, who asked not to be nominated, and
Trent. $300. $334 84; Tuscola, $7o0, $854.68; Ovalo. $250, nothing; Lawn $375, $380.20: Bradshaw, $350, $49.-28; Shep, $200. $200.39; Caps, $125, nothing; View, $275, $21150, Wylie, $125, $237.75; Buffalo Gap. $200. $273.07; Potosi, $100. nothing; Elrn-dale, $125, $73; Hamby, $125. nothing.
Buelow. who suceeds C W. Meadows Sr. of San Angelo.__
Robot Raids Possible
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8—(AV-Possible but not necessarily tmmt-that’s the appraisal of the War and Navy departments as to I the possibility today of robot attacks against the U. S. A.__
effort and making our country P-TA Meet Opens stronger and better, said Bricker. worth Nov 8—<AP—The
The Democrats needed 13 seats for FO c ps5 ’ of parents and
a majority In Hip •.enate »huh mu. u 36th annual
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(Apply to War Manpower mmission, 1141 North 2nd).
Veterans placed since Sept. I
Farley Backs FDR
NEW YORK, Nev. 8—(AP)—Former Postmaster General James A Farley issued a statement early to-. i I day calling upon the nation to sup-Veterans placed yesterday 11 pDrt tbe Roosevelt administration Interviewed yesterday 3 “to bring about a speedy victory in Jobs listed ............1871 the war.”
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ABILENE AND VICINITY Some cloudiness thi* afternoon, clearing tonight; clear Thursday; cooler late th!* afternoon and tonight with lowest temperature Thursday morning
EAST IEX Con»iderat)le claudinW*. scattered showers In north portion this afternoon and in northeast portion to-night. Thursday partly cloudy. Cooler in north and west central portion* to-
n* VV EST TEXAS Fair thi* afternoon, tonight and Thursday except mostly cloudy In Panhandle this afternoon. Not much change in temperature
Maxium temperature last 24 hours, 79.
Minimum temperature last 12 hour*.
WTCCers Shape Policy, Praise Senator Connally
Representatives of more than IOO present ™-ucWd tbs mon*ag weal Texas towns put fatal ap- ta the sub-
proval this morning upon t , the former general eon-
the ventjons These planks had been
presented and discussed in eight regional meetings. WTCC members
des and program for year of work of the West chambe: of commerce at Us ann annual convention. The convention recessed shortly after noon for a at which Senator I oui
DEWEY CASTS HIS BALLOT—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Republican nominee (or presn dent. stands by a voting booth with Mrs. Dewey as they east their ballots at Nett City. (AI* Wirephoto).
tempi rati rfs . luncheon
Wed'TUHouTrU P*Mn I Connally was the honor guest
63— a— 74
(54— 8— 61
65— a— .57 67—IO— 57 70—11— 57 74—12— 36
76 I 73 I
75 73 72 71; 70 69 68
The convention, conducted by referendum before she annual meeting, which in war-time has been restricted directors and officers, or their proxies, is in session today at general headquarters of the organization In
M. C. Ulmer of Midland,, WTCC
of the local chamber of commerce directors of each town had voted on each and sent ballots by mail In this morning’s session the convention adopted a resolution in the form of a testimonial of appreciation for Senator Connally*
It read as follows;
"We West Texans admire leadership, effectiveness and accomplish-
See WTCC, Pg. 13, Col. 6