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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 19, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN ^County Quota  ....$3,395,000 Series E Quota ........ $1,055,000 Zbt Abilene Reporter SUNDAY WITHOUT OR WITH OFFEXSE TO FR1FSDS OR FOES W’E SKF ! CH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS Ti GOES."-Bvmn VOL. LXIV, NO. 152 A TEXAS SmlA, NEWSPAPER ■Japs Increase fight on Leyte % By the Associated Press Bitterly fighting Japanese forces, disregarding the cost of lives battled stubbornly today to hold the Limon sector on western Leyte island as other Nippon troops hastily prepared ^formidable mountain positions to the south for the impending show-down action with America's army of liberation. American doughboys, meeting tough resistance, further compressed their lines around Limon, Gen. Douglas MacArthur^ Sunday communique said. A Yank roadblock south of ^he mountain town was strengthened and Japanese attempts n run in suddIv trucks failed Four of Seven Prison Escapees Shot, Re-Taken ABILENE TEXAS SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1944-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated frm (AP) - - ] United Prest (l/JVPRICE FIVE CENTS lo run in supply trucks failed Other American troops continued to knock out Japanese positions in the Mt. Lobi sector of central Leyte valley. $ Heavy and medium American bombers blasted the Ormoc region | while fighters sank two small trams- s ports in Ormoc bay. Seven Nippon | planes were shot down during a raid on Tacloan and Davug airfields. One U. S fighter was lost. I ■Ground damage was minor. General MacArthur said the Japa-ense have lost 500 planes on Leyte since invasion day. Associated Press dispatches from •he front lines said the desperate Japanese stand at Limon was a delaying action to permit consolidation of positions in rugged terrain centering on an escape road leading westward to Palompon a port on ^Leyte's west coast. This escape route twists and turns westward from the | town of Libongao, on the Ormoc HUNTSVILLE. Nov. 18,~i7F)— Four of seven men who escaped from Wynne prison farm tonight were shot and recaptured by guards, and only one of the seven is still at liberty, Capt. R. H. Baughn, manager of the prison, announced. Baughn said the prisoners sawed through the bars of a brick dormitory building but were sighted by gifards as they crossed the prison yard. The guards opened fire. he said, dropping two of the prisoners. William J. Cummings. 33. w’ho was shot Allies Winter Clicking Associated Press War Editor British Second Armv troops and armored units joined th® American Ninth and First Armies yesterday rn a terrific push I toward tho Rhine along a 30-mile front. All three armies were forging ahead against desperate German resistance in one of the greatest battles of the war, latest field reports said. Meanwhile, three other Allied armies hammered east* j ward along the muddy, 400-mile front in a day of blazing bat* ' tie that also was highlighted by the U. S. Third Army’s entry into Fortress Metz and its invasion of the Reich at a new point on the Luxembourg border. 1 Gen. Dwight D Eisenhow* King Says Gains In Pacific Bring Major Problems In the back, and Jack Gonzales, road midway between Carigara bay struck in the back of the head and on the north and Ormoc city on the th* neck. The other four men apprehended j^outh. Some Japanese tanks crashed a Yank roadblock and succeeded in breaking through to Limon. The Japanese-controlled man-m Ila radio, in a broadcast to Nippon troops on Leyte, told them they arr "shouldering the destiny of the Japanese empire. Quoting the Japanese garrison commander-in-chief the station - said “Japanese soldiers should ♦ remember their determination to annihilate the Americans bv launching aeath-defylng attacks. Radio Tokyo without V S. con-the sinking of were tracked down with dogs. The farm is situated six miles northwest    of    Huntsville    on    the Dallas highway. Cummings is serving 12 years fsr robbery and felony theft from Dallas and Walker counties. Gonzales. the more seriously wounded. Is serving 12 years for burglary and tneft from Hidalgo county. Baughn    also    listed as    shot    and re-captured. Durwood Dean Clark, 33. serving 15 years for robbery by assault and theft, from Oravson county. Curtis Stevens, 33. serving 25 years for robbery by assault, from Harris and Dallas counties. The prison    manager    said    the ‘    did Bong Poplar. Wis.; Maj. Gerald Johnson. Eugene, Ore.; Et. Tex.; Lt. L. D. Nelson, Seattle. Wash., and Et. Milden Mathre, A. B. Levelling Albany.Ore.; Lt. C. I. McElroy, Wynne, Ark.; Cedar Falls, la. (AP Wirephoto). Et. R. W. Wood. Yuba City, C al.; Capt. W F. Williams, Mc-1      __ CHICAGO. Nov. 18 i/P) Adm Ernest J. King, Kaw commander in chief said tonight the speed of our advance In both war theatres has er’s winter offensive was hitting hard, with these developments: In the north, the British Second Army seized Helden, 7 1-2 miles from Venin, German Maas river stronghold rn eastern Holland two I miles from the German border. Oth-1 cr British units 17 miles to the south j went over to the attack for the first time and gained up to two miles in ens doping Gedcnkirchen, 12 miles north of Aachen. South of the British front, the American Ninth Army battled its way one to two miles nearer the OD! Won't Permit Second Bus Line Here . ..    ,,    , Roer river barrier to Cologne. The created new production problems t0Wll# gwfpt up the    ■« for the NRU.    eluded Puficndorf, six miles west In an address at the openly of of Julu h Uprm.,n road lfntrr Xhe the‘ Navy s six h wa. Iona tx al n Germans were reported in a field at toe Navy pter here. Admiral King dispatch to be spending lives and 5 years on a burglary and theft conviction in Collin county and Eugene Franklin Kilgore, 20. who is serving 25 years for robbery and embezzlement from El Paso county. Still at large. Baughn said. was Alvin Donald Hodge, 20. who Is under a five-year sentence for burglary from Dallas county. firmation, claimed    . „    ...    .    I    -    ^    ^ ^wo American submarines in Pacific wounds of Stevens and Clark daters.    not require hospitalization. The dark military situation In Guards with the ald of dogs also China, with the Japanese driving to- captured Elmer Dunlap. 21, serving ward Kweichow province following their successful smashes through Kwangsi and its major U. S. air Anises, was marked by development ▼pf these new \hreatening possibilities;    ,    ,    , First — That the Invaders, losing the war In Burma, aim to cut the Burma road at Kweiyang, capital of Kweichow, ft Second — That the estimated quarter million Japanese troops in south China now are threatening to J carry the war to Chungking s front yard and drive American Superfortress bases out of Western China. Kweiyang is only 210 miles south Chungking, Chinas war-time capital. The Chinese high command , reported the Japanese within a few miles of Hwaiyuanchen. 13 miles west of Nippon-raptured _ fshan. The Chinese said the in-P variers were not able to advance on H*ineheng. 4ft miles west-southwest of Liuehow. However the Japanese claimed rapture of that town. American airmen were hitting ^ the Japanese northwest of Liu-^ rhow. inflicting heav vcasual-ties as they bombed and strafed troop concentrations and supply lines. Attitude of the Office of Defease Transportation, an important factor in Abilene’s confused bus franchise problem, was clarified Saturday by a statement to The Reporter-News from E. P. McCallum, Jr., regional director of ODTs motor transport division in Dallas, that needed certificates could not be given two bus companies in Abilene. While ODTs position was thus made plain, the bus situation in Abilene was little changed from what it was two months ago when commissioners echoed Mayor Will W. Hair’s statement, ‘ My patience is exhausted", and invited applications from any pus concern wishing to put in a rival system to the City Service Bus company. Newest action by the city fathers was the passage on first reading Friday of an ordinance that would give a 15-year franchise to George Page, local taxicab company owner, and associates. Cut out, however, was a section that would have cancelled any light W. O. Kemper, owner of the present system, might have. OUT will not approve gasoline. tires, and equipment for duplicating bus service, McC’al-lum said yetsefday. “There is no place in Abilene for two bus companies since the present system *>rrves all the city,” he said. "This office must give approval to new bus services and such a duplication would be contrary to OUT regu- Stevenson Vote More Than FDR Bv The Associated Press Gov. Coke Stevenson polled more votes in the general election than the Roosevelt-pledged electors polled iii Texas, according to tabulations by the Texas election bureau last night. Complete returns from 244 out of the state's 254 counties gave Stevenson 959.296 votes as against 79,941 for his republican opponent, B. J Beasley. Tyler. Complete unofficial returns from all 254 counties gave Ike Expected To Act Quickly ladens. “lf the city were to cancel all rights and permits of the present company we would grant needed permits to a new company. We would also transfer permits if the present company were sold. But if a new company wants to go In It must buy out the present one or the city must 'kirk him out’. “We are not interested in any individuals and we do not try to pass on the efficiency of any service. That is up to the city. We cannot say, “Mr. Kemper, it looks as lf the city doesn't like you' and then cut him off. The city itself must cancel all his rights or permits or whatever he has." It is not the shortage of equipment that is now so severe as it is the shortage of tires, the regional director said. I he Army still needs Phone Operator Strike Spreads COLUMBUS. O., Nov. 18 /TV-The strike of Ohio telephone operators spread to the populous northern industrial belt tonight when Mrs. Lena Eisenhart, president of the Northeastern Ohio Traffic c^un- second and the Page ordinance, providing $600 tax the first five years and one percent of the gross the remaining IO years, was passed on first reading by a unanimous more heavy duty tires than can be furnished and It Is getiuig more difficult daily to supply essential civilian needs, he said. “The equipment might be found, but those new buses will need tires," vote. he said.    •    •    • • • •    I    Major    difference    in    the    two    pro- Shortly after the commission’s in- positions, other than the difference Vita ti on two months ago. Merle Gru- in the amount of tax, was that one ver, Jack Simmons, W. J. Fulwiler, . had bought out Kemper subject to Jr., w. J. Fulwiler. Sr., and Harold I the franchise, and the other hadn t. Swindler oL'ered to take over the ! W. R Ely, attorney for the Page Interests, said his clients were will- Mid "KC*l»r»t«d opn,lions .rf wota rtcklf5fl 10    ,    b    k. r»cln«»hMvy,r.niuponr,wvr5 (hrough |h|S cf certain vital Items and produc- (hp DnH_    w    .* Option which the partnera of Abilene-View Bus company held on lfi integral buses belonging to New Orleans Public Service company was not allowed to expire and the Abllrnlan* have purchased the whole fleet. Merle Gruver, general manager, announced Saturday morning. This was after an ordinance granting the local franchise to these partners failed second reading by city commissioners Friday. “In scouting around for busea for .Abilene we found more people wanting to buy buses than to sell them.” Gruver said. “Since we are qualified as dealers and were abir to buy them at a good price, it was good business to exercise our option and re-rondition them in our own shop.” bus system lf they could buy out I Kemper and get a franchise. Thp : city declined such a proposition. I aying they would have nothing to ; ing to pay a "reasonable ' aum for I the present concern but "would not offer any $63,000 for It as the others did." tlon of these Items is falling behind the mounting requirements " "For example " he added, "assault transports and supply vessels which traverse the wide expanses of the Pacific carrying battle troops and tHell battle equipment, to enemy beachheads are not being produced I spicily enough to enable us to maintain our momentum." Anmlral King said that while the war today "is well ahead" of last year's expectations "thia should | stimulate rather* than sap our determination to carry on with every means we can muster." Secretary of the Treasury Mor- "This large payment which waters ^onV5}au- ln * &pwh on the •ame the stork of the tompany would be broadcast set the e°»Tof MieM passed on to the people in the form anas campaign at, $997 OOO,OOO. of higher rate*," Ely declared. ' Let us look. he aa id, ab IM Fly maintained at the commission meeting Friday his concern could obtain needed equipment. Saturday morning he said they would “have new buses within 9ft days." Hr quoted Aubrey Stringer, district OOT director from Fort Worth, who was here Thursday to the effect two companies eould be supplied if their buses "do not run along one behind the other." "They criticized Page for having the taxi business," Ely said, “hut as taxis wear out they cannot he replaced. New taxis are things of the past until production Hegins again." He supported his statement he the Ruhr industrial belt . The u. S. First Army forced back a German counter-attack near Stolberg. five miles east of Aachen, and pushed steadily ahead. Despite the fury of the Nail defense, the Tanks drove new dents in the^ powerful fortifications east of* Aachen. The U 8. Third Army .slammed a mile and a half east into Germany at the junction of the German-Lux* embourg border, taking two border towns and reaching Sehndorf. Armored units of the Third drove to within one to three miles of the Industrial Saar basin frontier. American Third Armj infantry and tanks were fighting inside Fortress Metz, having entered from the north and aouth. Most of Metz’ out- cont of a .mn. n.val donation.j”    or t! re»t- for example th. Manana., ff™ *nfl thf German f raP' »’» cil of the telephone workers union, do Wlth removing Kemper from the announced that 1.300 Cleveland op- pjc turr. See BUS, P. 4. Col. 7 (AV- Gen WASHINGTON. Nov. IR Authorities here believe that Dwight D. Eisenhower will act wit Ii speed and pow pi to maintain <>rdet in Belgium if threatening political disputes produce open violence. TLie generals first responsibility as Allied commander in chief is to orators would walk out as soon as picket lines could be established Mrs. Eisenhart said that a membership meeting of the Akron council, representing some 380 operators, was in progress, and that she expected to receive word "very shortly" from union local meetings at Canton and Youngstown. Peace on Morals Gruver, Simmons and associates came back with the announcement they had bought out Kemper subject to their getting a franchise. After a great deal of delay and negotiations, an ordinance granting them a 25-year franchise for a $250 yearly tax the first IO years and one percent of the gross receipts thereafter was passed on first reading two weeks ago. Next development was the announcement by George Page, CV L. Page, W L. Murphy, Frank Gerlach WASHINGTON, Nov. IR UP Catholic bishops of the United -.......  .    ,    .    .States    called    today    for    an    inter-    _ prevent any kind of outbreak from nayonai peace organization founded and C S. Guin they wi^ld^ajpply, interfering with the storming of on morai iaw and repuditeing power Germany’s inner fortress. He has pojitiCR plenty of authority under agree- j Xhev said in a statement the se- Final action on the Simmons-Gruver ordinance was postponed until last Friday, first legal date the lllir„.    Iai. ,,, tuuuwto    President    1    mentis    with    the Belgian govern- curity council planned at Dumbarton other proposal could be considered. America’s new armv chief in the RnnspvPH 323790 of the total 1,149- nient, though naturally lie would oaks "must not be an instrument Commissioned W. E. Beasleys mo- __—    .    «    v/*    f    Apoise    f    v    nm    th©    -    .    «    .    *_____ 1*.,    _    IU#,    flnn at nrniii- 146 votes cast in the Nov. 7 election. That was less by 81,366 than the China theater. Maj. Gen A.    C ftWedemever, disclosed he made certain recommendations to General- vo^p which he earned the state I issimo hCiang Kai-Shek for    dis-    jn positions    to    meet,    enemy    moves.    He    Thp t0<ai vote    lRPt a new high for added "I    still    have    the feeling    our    Eeneraj elections    in Texas, and was    .    . problems are not insurmountable." |    *eCQnd for all Texas election! only to I and    purpose    of    communist groups Chinese quarters in Chungking    th j 189 290 cast in the July 1940    there    and    In France    as    well. •declared thr country needs help now    Democratic primary- in the govrrn- moie than c\ct before.    or’s race won by W. Lee ODaniel. In the battle of Burma co reopen    ,    Democratic    vote    was    71.7 per a land supply line to China    ^rorn    ;    cent    0f    the    total.    Republicans    had India Chinese forces expanded tneir    22,704 less for Tom Dewey than for ™    t .    Wendell Willkie in 1940, but the ma- ^hamo base. They reached the Ilia-    oposition    to Roosevelt was ^•addy river and cut, the last Japa-    ^rongpPr by 111>953 votes, accounted for in those cost for the Texas Regulars (anti-Roosevelt Democrats) party. The returns gave Dewey-Bricker electors 188.903    votes; the Texas Regulars 134,757;    Socialists 530, Pro hibitionists 910, and America Firsts 256. prefer not to divert forces from the for imperaili.stic domination by a positions southeast of the Japanese Ihamo base. They reached the Irrawaddy river and cut the last Japanese routes south from Bhamo. A gain of more than IO miles was registered by Allied troops soifch of Kalemyo on the Chindwin front. The Weather U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU ABILENE AND VICINITY— ( loudy with rain and cold. Frrah wind Sun-Jh|Y. Monday—Clearing and warmer. EAST TEXAS—Overcast, rain and cold north and central portion*, clearing and w armer in extreme xouth: fresh wind* Sunda-; Monday clearing and warmer in north and central porting wr^T TFX XS—Clearing and warmer Sunda' Mn nda' ren pf alt' fair with little rh anga in pm p*rn turn* I rMPf rah RES Real - Tri. Sat. - Fri. A M HOt R P M 40 - 42 I 42 - 40 40 - «■> n 42 - 40 40 - 4° . « • • ♦ 3 j j .... 42 - 40 40 - 4” • sa* . . 4 .. .... 43 - 40 40 - 12 . * t . • . s .... 43 - 40 40 - 41 . * a • • «... .. • • 44 - 40 41 - to aaa. . . 7... ..... 43 - 40 • 41 ^41 - 40 40 H. ,, .. 9.., .... 43 -43 . 40 40 41 - 40 . . IO .. . •,. — - 40 42 - 39 II .. — - 41 42 - 30 12 — - 40 Hieh and Ion temp* raturei to 9 p rn 44 and 40. date last Hi*h and low aam* > ear • 8 and 32. a Suns* t la*1 night; DAI a 12 Wk Sn nri ie th s rn orning. fcuatct tonight- 6.ob. Yugoslav Factions Ag rec on Plebescite LONDON, Nov. 18—'/P—Marshal Tito's national committee of liberation and the exiled Yugoslav government in London were reported tonight to have agreed to establish a regency in Yugoslavia in the near future, with a plebiscite to be held alter the war to determine whether King Peter returns to his throne. Marshal Tito himself was reported to have been chosen to be premier of a new Yugoslav government of 28 members representing both the national liberation movement and the exiled regime. Dr Ivan Subasic, premier of the London government, is experted to be one of the three regents. main job. While the direct war aspects of the Belgian trouble command first attention here, there is intense diplomatic interest also in the power It is considered possible that the experiences of liberated Belgium and western European communists are playing a Moscow policy line, and also some indications of Russian policy toward the countries of western Europe. New Special Service Officer at Air Base few powerful nations." lion the Simmons-Gruver ordinance be passed failed for want of a First Lt. Edward J Kasciolck, who arrived at the Abib ne Army Air Field last w-eek, has bi en appointed special service and educational officer, it was announced Saturday through the ofice of Col. Harry Weddington, base comm andant. Lt. Maxwell R. Garret will assist as director of entertainmf tit. Lieutenant Kosciolek Is 25, married and in civilian life lived In Minneapolis. Minn. He enlisted on Oct, 4. 1941 at Ft. Snelling, Minn, and was sent to Air Force administrative school at, Miami Beach, Fla , as an officer candidate, He received his commission on Dec. 9. 1942 and was assigned to Merced, Calif., AAF where hp was Special Service Officer. On Der 8. 1943 he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Lieutenant Kosciolek graduated from St, Thomas College, St. Paul, Minn . in lf-41 with a Bachelor of Arts degree rn Sociology. BREAKFAST WILL LAUNCH NEW BOND DRIVE MONDAY Taylor county’s Sixth War Loan These committeemen will contact drive will be launched Monday the businesses in town with large morning with a kick-off breakfast numbers of employes to get them of coffee and doughnuts at the Hit- organized for Series E sales These ton hotel at 9 a. rn. when directors employe groups will be asked to and workers will round out plans take a quota for the two-month for a speedy push toward the over- drive based on their payroll ded iran goal of $3,395,000 and the Series lions and expected increase E goal of $1,055,000.    These industrial workers will be B. R. Blankenship, Series E chair- Joe Benson, Jim Neely, C. W. Gill, man, will be master of ceremonies W. J. Deakins. Hollis Manly, Vie at the brief session where emphasis Behrens and Therein Fergus, will be laid on sale of that smaller    *    *    • security. O’. W Caldwell, county I There will be no house-to-house chairman, Malcolm Meeks and solicitations, Blankenship said, but Henry James will be presented for the women will have a lamer pan short explanations of hie import- in the campaign than ever before. 'MISSING' PILOT CANCELS NEWS ( HH AGO. Nov. 18.— I’ —A notice on the bulletin hoard of the Western Electric company’# plant, asserting a former employe, Et. Clifford S. Lovett, 23, was missing in artinn, disappeared today. It was torn down by the bomber pilot himself, who appeared at the plant on a surprise visit while on homr leave. Lieutenant Lovett said It had lakrn a 12-week. 75ft-mile hike through enemy territory to expunge the Army's missing-inaction classification after his plane. The Agony 'N agon, was shot down last May 18. campaign. The naval force which |    and I participated in this single operation represented an investment by the American people of well over $5,-000.000,000. "Of course, this Investment in ship.1 and planes will be used over and over again, and cannot be changed up as tile cost of conquering Guam. Saipan. Tinian, and the other Marianas island*. Get Out Longies, Gloomy Advice The weatherman buttoned up his overcoat last night, rubbed his hands together, and after checking his i. harts, thermometers, wind gauge, graps and other records came forth with some gloomy news The weatherman is in neither of those two well-known classes of l>eople in Texas who dare to predict the weather He has instruments}Qerm*n lints 15 miles northeast of and manv types of equipment to closed off by artillery fire. The U. S. Seventh Army, close by on the Third Army's right flank, raptured at least eight tpwns in its new drive to within three to six miles of the Vosges passes which lead to the Rhineland. The French First Army, in sight of Belfort gap. another Cosges mountain pas* into Germany, made a six-mil# gain and swung sharply on Its right flank at the Swiss frontier-a move which caused a German retreat. Meanwhile, 400 American fight cr pilots shot down or destroyed on the ground 86 German planes in a near-record straffing jaunt to Munich. Another 1,500 I'. S. fighters blasted German troop* and a ital points in support of the great ground offensive in the west. One thousand Allied bombers hit gasoline stores In western and southern Germany. BAF bombers went out over the Buhr again last night. In tile ea.st, Russian tanks and infantry smashed four miles through back up his forte as ta good or bari But it was with a great deal of reluctance that he announced today's weather would be cloudy with rain and cold with fresh winds He Budapest in a powerful encircling movement which swept to within 19 miles of the Vienna high road along Hic Danube north of the besieged Hungarian capital. anre of Series B’s, who can buy them and their worth as investments. All directors have been urged bv Blankenship to be present and r,f> that their workers are final plans can be laid They will be in charge of bond booths to be set up during Mio drive' and. under the direction of Mrs. L. E. Dudley, will be responsible for purchases bv the following n hand so classifications:    colleges and uni versities, public school.,, Womens’ 1 clubs, city, county, state and gov- Assisting Chairman Caldwell in the drive will be the executive com* mittee—Blankenship, Rural Chairman Tom K. Eplen, Ed Stewart. Cicoree Barron, C W Gill Hear James. Malcolm Meek and W. J. Fulwiler Sr. A special committee for industrial Series E solocitations was announced Saturday by Blankenship. S.-Sgt. Max Giles Home From Pacific S-Sgt, Max Giles. 25, probably thought the whole world wa1 against him when he was hospitalized November 6 in El Paso and his Abilene buddies came home without him after serving in New Guinea. Btu Sergeant Giles is as happy as I a lark todav because he Is home I now after the forced delay en route Sergeant Giles and his pals, S-! Sgt. JakP Zabloudil, lst-Sgt. Chemist 1 Kit 1 Johnson and Cpl. Bill Moore all of Abilene were coming from the war front and had arrived at El Paso when Max came down with malaria. This was the day before the four men were scheduled to arrive home So Max went to the hospital and the other men reluctantly left him in El Paso and headed for Abilene All the men are members of Troop G, 112th Cavalry. Sergeant Giles had spent 2R months on Npw Guinea as a mess sergeant. "Believe me, brother," he said. —...........7-    ,    .    .    .    1    Soviet forces wcrp pouring artil- explamed that fresh w ads meant    fjrp    m(o    Ha{ van, Germen one thing—pin on your longi . . stronghold and key to all Axis de-weatherman though Tis wa. .    - jpnsps 0j Budapest. Relent warning to citizens who might venture from their radios and fire-places. But a faint smile came over the weatherman’* f&ce as he announced this cheery news. Monday will be clearing and warmer. And for the housewives who plan to do the family washing tomorrow this wa = imnortant. The weatherman said precipit tion during the past two da amounted to 44 of an Inch TMS WASHINGTON. Nev 18-.*')- was fine for lawn* in jjwjand Foi,. , fn p ;plprans of the parly days just what Hip lam iris    j    fighting    in    the    Philippines, who thru pastures an 5>m    ,    .. | escaped from a torpedoed Japanese Farmers said the rains are hold- 1    i In Italy, Polish forces of the British Eighth Army seized Monte For-tlno, five mile asouth of the town of Faenza, in a half-mile gain. 45 Veterans Cited 7 Following Escape ing up the harvest of crops but the moisture Is not hurting cotton and wheat because it has been a slow, .steady downpour. So the weatherman, or whoever is to blatnr for the weather, fAlt pretty good about 'he whole thing. _ Hitler Can't Sleep LONDON. Nov. 18 —<-pi—The Ankara radio reported today one trouble with Hitler is that he cannot sleep The broadcast, quoting German and neutral sources said the foehrer had suffered “a complete nervous breakdown consisting of inso-mania mental fatigue and general weakness." Strike Scheduled met, eminent employ**. ,"orne5:iir£; ••tho.e mt>sQuitoe. *ere « thick .5 I flies And big ones, too."    DALLAS. Nov. 18 —I This is 'he first time he has been certain wage demands are | pome* in 35 months. He is visiting Dallas railway union terminal em-his parents, Mr and Mrs A M Gile.s, 1934 Merchant He will be here until December 7 when he will leave for reassignment at Santa Barbara, Calif. countant*, music companies, and beauty shops service station-and negroes Directors for other classifications are P. F McCarty. George Foster, Fred Hughes, O P Beebe, Bob Fielder, Walter Jarrett, Carroll Rog- prison ship, have been cited for heroism or awarded the Purple Heart, The War department announced tonight that the officers and men* among 83 survivors who escaped when the Japanese ship sank and they weie taken off the enemy-held Philippines bv an American submarine. received their awards rn a special ceremony here. The men were being shipped from the Davao prison ' amp when the torpedoing occurred. They were among 750 American prisoners on the ship. The fate of the others Is unknown. Wounded Will Make Phone Call Home HOUSTON. Nov 18—oT A telephone call home for every wounds’ Unless ed veteran at McCioskey General #r»—~uinr>o      . hospital in Temple is the intended Christmas gift of the students of --------,,    ,    i...    r^r.    ti    Houston's    Stonewall    Jackson junior pioyM HaSrmSi&sr^i Kft*? of $1,000 from the sale of more than See WAB, P. 4. Col 3 R^lway *and Steamship1^Clerks said ' 28 OOO pounds of waste paper and today.'    I    donations. ;