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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN jCoxmty Quota ...... $3,395,000.00 Series E Quota  $1,055,000.00 Series E. Sales ...... S 88,368.75 Che Abilene Sporter ^      .    ■    ,,/ai    in    ir n t’\’ t/" T n iv 11 FINAL VOL. LXIV, NO. 154 A TEXAS SmU, NEWSPAPER IT HOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO IRII SHS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS If COES"-Byron SIXTEEN PAGES ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1944 Associate! Press (AP Urn,cd Pres, IU J-.) PRICE FIVE CENT;IKE TO STEP UP ATTACK French Storm Mulhouse|Vid0[,N0W His Decision; •Winter Push >0n In Latvia, .Nazis Report LONDON, Nov. 21.—(AP) - Red army troops closed in today on northern escape routes for enemv troops rolled Aback to the outskirts of Mis-ko:c, Hungary's fifth oily. as the Germans declared the Russians had opened their winter offensive far to the north against 300,000 Nazis •pocketed in western Latvia. Late front reports si*id a German withdrawal from Miskolc appeared imminent. Nazi escape routes to the east and we^t of Miskolc, 85 miles northeast of M biirgrrl Budapest, already were eft. One Red army column had battled to the outskirt* of Egern .southwest of Miskolc, Russian front dispatches said. Another Soviet armored unit (^wTu i had rolled brooch Diosgyor, three miles west nf Miskolc and I within 20 miles of the old Czechoslovakian frontier, veered north to grapple for a hold on road and rail | communications between Miskolc ^and the rail hub of Loronc * Lucence . rn i he Slo\ ik border. Units of Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky's Second Ukraine army plunged into the southern outskirts of Miskolc with the capture of On ba and Szirma, less than one and Atwo miles south and southeast of the city. berlin reports on the Latvian offensive said the Russians had thrown Huge infantry, tank, plane lino artillery forces against the Germans on a 3fl-mile front ne ir Lie p.; 'a, one of the two Baltic escape ports left to the Nazis. The German accounts said the Russians had ripped holes in the Axis lines in violent fighting entering iis third day, but claimed coun-• torattacks had nullified the Red army gains. The Russian midnight war bulletin said that southwest of Jelgava, 97 miles east of Liepaja, the Germans were dislodged from some postilions rn hand-to-hand fighting. [ipfprKp in Ask Supplies l/V/I V/I IJ V/ ll I SUPREME HEADQIA Vosges Collapsing 21.—(AP)—French armor LONDON, Nov _ northward down the Rhine stormed Mulhouse today. U. S. troops captured Sarrehourjt, 32 miles from the Rhine, in an eastward drive collapsing the whole German stand in the Vosges mountains. The swift-paced French perhaps had already entered Mulhouse. an industrial city of 97,000, in exploitation of their Belfort breakthrough. This push was undermining German positions for IOO miles to the north. Both the American Seventh and Third armies were heating eastward toward Strasbourg and Saarbrucken, meeting weakening rearguard resistance from Germans apparently retreating to the Rhine. The 44th division of the Seventh army captured Sarrc-bourg ‘Pop. 6,500) —70 miles northwest of Mulhouse and mechanized patrols were stabbing onward tow ai ct Stiasbouig SUPR EME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED I XP! DITTON ARY FORCE, Paris. Nov. 21.—(AP)—Gen. Eisenhower declared today his plan for future operations is to increase pressure steadily all thrusting along the western front until aud the Germans are crushed. To do this, greater supplies are necessary, tile supreme commander of the western front said. "I want more supplies than we are getting and I think the soldier wants more than he is getting, both now and in the future," he said. "To get peace, we hive got to fight like hell for it," the commander said, "now let s do it.*4 Eisenhower appeared fit as ever after a tour of all parts of the fighting zone, and said he was especially happy over THE GENERAL AND THE ABILENE PRIVATE—During a tour of the front in Fiance Gen. Dwight Eisenhower.Supreme Allied Commander, visited a hospital where he talked Nov. 5 with Pvt. Oliver Webb, lifted from Abilene, Tex. Private Webb’s family could not he located here this morning and neither of the Taylor county Selective Service hoards has a record of a Private Oliver Wchb entering service here. (AP Wirephoto from Signal Corps Radio). the French 30 miles beyond.    ..... Six Allied armies were heaping on this pressure at quick- breakthrough to the Rhine en inc cace The U. S. Seventh and Third armies, swarming; -No single instance has pleased j eastward in the other blade of a Fmich-Amcrican scissors, me so much in a lone while as .he the gallant hit into broken Nazi resistance described officially as sporadic |iii reaching the Rhine," Eisenhower said. FRENCH FIRST ARMY DRIVES TO RHINE—Large arrow indicates drive of troops of the French First army to the Rhine. Paris radio said French were at Mulhouse and Swiss radio said Allied troops could he seen bridging the Rhine southeast of Mulhouse. Others arrows indicate first and I. S. Seventh army' advances. Lines show approximate fronts Monday and one week previously, (AP Wirephoto). ABILENE E-BOND SALES 588,368 FOR FIRST DAY hers of the Women's Army corps, the air forces at Abilene. Scrips E bond sales at Abilene’s, two banks and the post office serving amounted to $88,368.75 at closing    *    *    * time \esterday. increasing hope of , jn wrrt Texas, two counties have Sixth War loan leaders that    the $1.- | aiready gone    over the top.    Subscriptions of    $340,268 were an- en nounced following a rally Monday Over-all sales came to    $271.sum)    on court    house lawn in    Sey- against the county goal    of    $3,395,-    mour county    seat of Baylor    coun- and disorganized. An unconfirmed Swiss report said the french were attempting to bridge the Rhine lout beast, of Mulhouse. An assault was reported underway on Mulhouse itself. At (hp north end of Hip front, beyond 'adieu. American and British armies had cut through fierce German opposition to within some three miles of the Hoer river, the last natural defense harrier short of the Rhine near Cologne. British troops in southeastern Holland were eliminating the Nazis from the west banks of the Maas before Venin, a gate to the Ruhr. In Hie bailie area east and northeast of Aachen, the American First and Ninth armies and th- British Second army pushed their lines slowly toivard Cologne—approximately 76 miles beyond the American vanguards—and the Rhine against increasingly furious German resistance marked bv tank-led counterattacks which slowed but failed to stop the Allied drive to crack the Reich s strongest defenses. The Germans threw 20 to 30 tanks a ironist American Ninth army units at Schleirien, seven miles southeast of captured Geilenklrchen, but LU Gen. William H. Simpson’s men repulsed tills1 blow and advanced a mile and a half northeast capturing Aldenhoven on the road to Julich. three miles awav. Julich is a bastion on the Roer liver, a st long natural deefnse barrier before the Rhine. Earlier tile Ninth army breached a formidable 10-mile-long German antitank ditch Five fortress groups at Metz continued firing if Ur the commander within the enemy-held northern portion of fortress city ignored an ultimatum Superforts Blast eisenhower declined to make any prediction as to when the w ar would end and said his call for an all-out effort both at the flout and at home was his "prescription for victory.'’ Hr sail} lh** weather had prc- German the French 055,000 quota will be reeached this week. OOO. Berlin asserted fighting was particularly tierce near Priekule, 20 miles southeast of Liepaja. Bulk of Pipeline ^To China Finished In addition to the sales reported. 866,425 came in toward the quota during a musical jubilee in the studios of RRBC conducted by Abilene Army Air field war bond salesmen and women. Entertainment was provided bv A AF personnel, bonds were sold via telephone and delivered by mcm- MYITKYINA, Burma, Nov. 19— (Delayed) —(UP) — One of the war's greatest engineering triumphs wa) revealed today in an official A announcement that American army engineers have completed the major pan of an 1,800 mile pipeline to feed oil and gasoline into China for the coming grand .-'calc bombing of Japan. Thousands of gallons already are flowing through the conduit from Calcutta, up the Brahmmptijra valley into Assam and thence across the Patkai hils to supply the Allies in northern Burma. Workers Needed To String Lights tv. County quota is $335,000. O. P. Caldwell is permanent chairman and Loyd Jones, Sixth drive chairman. Sutton was the second county to exceed its quota, announcing Sunday. sales of about $250,000 against a $235,000 goal. The Ahi;, ce Army Air field announced last night that ( pl* Jim ratch and Thunderbolt, his trained mule, will be a featured attraction in the Sixth War Loan musical, to be presented bv the field’s bond sellers at the Paramount theater in Abilene. Wednesday, December 6. A processional rodeo clown, the former Miles City. Mont., cowhand is known throughout West Texas where he has appeared professionally in rodeos. to surrender. A two-mile advance on the American Third army wing east of Met* carried LL Gen- George S. Patton, Jr.’s men to points eight to 12 miles below the Saar frontier. Third army troops entered the old Maginot line defenses north of Faulquemont, IO miles southwest of Saarbrucken, and took Letting, 9 1-2 miles from the Saar border. Dieuzc. 30 miles southeast of Metz, was captured. The Third army had patrols at Insviller, IO miles northeast of Dieuze. Patton’s Tenth armored division which drove into the Saar a major German iron and coal region — Airmen Destroy 52 Nazi Planes LONDON, Nov. 21—oP>—A record of more than 1,100 American fighter bombers destroyed at least 52 German planes today while the 1,250 heavy bombers they were escorting plunged 4,000 tons of explosives onto three zealously guarded synthetic oil plants. The hum of heavy bombers in clear, ceilingless ski^s over the chan- vented a lull effort in the air in the current offensive but added: "One thing that continues to grow to i*iy intense satisfaction is the teamwork between the ground forces, navies and air forces " Ile said that while he saw no sign yet of a German crackup. the Germans were human bring* like other people and if confronted by failure after failure of their armed forces, they would inevitably rrack. It is lite Allied job. he said. to confront the Germans with more and more of these failures. In asking for more supplies, the general made it clear that he was not criticizing the efforts of the home fronts in Allied countries up to now, but simply stating that still more materiel would be needed as still greater numbers of soldiers are committed to battle. He said he was convinced that Allied peoples at home are one with the armies in determination that the enemy shall be given no minutes to rest. He said the people had every reason to be optimistic as he himself is, but should guard against becoming complacent. Jap Home Island Tv ihr Associated rrr*a Super for ta bombed the heart of ; Japan’s aircraft industry today In the wake of a sea-borne air raid on Manila that wiped out 118 Nipponese plane1 and added three more ships to the useless fleet if IOO bomb-wrecked craft that inter the Philippines harbor. Japan has lost cl"se to I,OO!) plane* this month in the Philippines where rain-chilled Vmer-icaa troop* slid forward over I/Cytr islands muddy hills again after being virtually halted for two days bv the third typhoon of their brief campaign. The War department announced “a large task force of B29 aircraft’ Kyushu, Ii me is* ted part of in large ; her sti ikes a liking and gainst rn insiupment Clyde Liberator Gunner Captive attacked industries on .southernmost of Nippon s lands A supplementary War department c immunique said t ile huge Onura aircraft fart ar.' on the southern* mo t Jap.ua e home . land of Kyu* shit was target of the B~ Adverse weather diver the mission, operating force, resulting In two o - one at the docks of N die other at Shanghai a1 {.ary storage and ti; facilities. , I lie communique said 20 attacking Japanese planes vers destroyed together with Hi probably destrayed and 19 damaged in the course of the operation. It was the first time that a B-29 mission had encountered fighter plane opposition in strength. I bere was little antiaircraft opposition, however. I? is too early to determine whether our task force suffered any losses, tilt' communique said. CLYDE. NOV. 21 — iSpl > Cpl. James Dan Somh, 18, turret atm' ne’* en p B-24 Liberator missing in action since Bf pi 13 over Yugoslavia on his 13th mission, is a prisoner of war of Hie German uov- has deepened its penetration of the nel today signalled another stab be- Eisenhower Forcing Reich to three miles in the Merzig hind German lines on the western 0 Phone Calls Limited CLEVELAND. Nov. 21.—(AP)— Ohio telephone subscribers faced imposition of a strict priority on all long distance calls as officials of the state federation of telephone workers were ordered to appear today before the National War Labor board to show cause why a strike of Ohio Bell Telephone Co. operators in 28 cities should not be terminated. More than one million dollars was subscribed in bonds this morning at a stated 635.000 Jobs for Christmas lights on the downtown Abilene streets this year, depend solely on the labor situation. Steve Angelo r ledges Williams, city electrician, stated this . . . morning.    AAillion    in    bonds The city eommission voted Friday to have tho lights strung, but so far no help has been found to do the work, be said. Lights have decorated the city annually during the Christmas Christmas until the past two years when they were discontinued due to wartime shortages of help. If the lights are put up in Ahi-lene they will be strung on Pine ! tra $100 bond. and Cypress streets to North 4th; I Carrying this suggestion North 2d and 3d between Pine and Cypress and on Chestnut to South 2d. Williams said. Electricians who are interested in helping connect the lights, are asked to call Williams at the city water repair office or through the fire department. area. This division encountered heavy enemy fire from east oi the 3aar river. Twelve miles to tile northwest mechanized cavalry units of (he Third army have prowled five miles into Germany up the Moselle river | valley, ancient gateway to the Rhineland    ' The Germans fell back toward the border In the entire Showdown’-Germans Veterans 2 Passenger Trains Hit on River Bridge MEMPHIS. Nov. 21 —(TP)—Two outbound passenger trains collided I todav on the Harahan bridge which .,    scans    the    Mississippi river but none (Apply to War Manpower of passengers was injured seri-Ccinmission, 1141 North 2nd). $uslv and damage to the trams was Veterans placed since    I    slight. cpn| ]    137    The Missouri Pacific said its tram via rte ..laced yesterday 21l,ound fnr Hot BP*in«s‘ Ark - c,ras*V \ r ter ans placed > e.sip may ~    fhp    rpar o{ the Rock xsiancjs Interviewed yesterday 5 local cn routr to Helena, Ark. Referred yesterday .    4    police reported a fog over the riv- Jobs listed............195    ! cr at the time of the accident. sector east of Mete. In addition to taking Aldenhoven, port of frontline troops, mostly be ‘ meeting "in Tan’ Angelo,''Shelton    the American Ninth army also cap- j tween    Ll.    Gen    George    S.    Patton’* ated toward their quota of $2,-    Lured Freialdenhoven. GereonsweU-    American Third    army    and    the    Baar cr. Nedermerz and UngershaUgen.    — The city he has been informed, is j On the Ninth army s right,. Amerl-following the plan suggested by the    can First army troops haM new Treasury department, whereby em-    gains out of stubborn- defe are asked to purchase an ex-    enemy positions and ca> ur^J1 village of Wcnau, approximately IO a step    miles east of Aachen and six miles farther, 1.084 employes in 81 firms    west of Duren on the R“‘‘r- H™t- have accepted a quota each of $400    I fighting was reported rn the out front. More than IOO Mosquitos of RAF bomber command—many carrying two-ton blockbusters— hit Hannover twice la*-! night. RAE’ Lancasters also bombed Coblems during Hie night. In addition to yesterday s Eighth    jtl-f. German    front” and asserted air force attack on a Gelsenkirchen    Gcnrrai    Eisenhower    "intends    to oil plant and the Munster railway    force „    fmal    decisi0n regardless    of yards. Ninth air force Thunderbolts    jn, ,    • LONDON, Nov. 21    </Pi—German military commentators described Hie Allied offensive in the West today as aimed at “Annihilating tile ch auri Mustangs flew 80 sorties in suit- industrial area. Forty locomotives, 157 freight cars and 24 trucks were destroyed or damaged. Four planes were lost ploves Durazzo Freed NE1W YORK. NOV 21 — T Albanian Partisans who earlier liber- which they may either sell or buy j "f J.1"'i.™1"miles^northeast o! ated their country a capital or Ti-themselver This quota includes the EschweUer, aer en miles    |    rana    hav(,    la|(cn    jhe    5eaport    ..I    Up- extra $100 bond plus $300. The Weather ROAD TO BERLIN razzo Free 20 miles Yugoslav to the west, the telegraph service A general German retreat along the whole front was admitted but Hallen.sleben said "only the dash of the I rcnrh first army along the Swiss border deep into Alsace bears the mark of an artion whirh might become precarious for the Germans.” * “North of Basic the French broke through,’’ he said. "If the German command does not act immediately one of tho?) critical moments might arise as we have seen before during this war. But the terrain Is suitable for tank warfare and the Germans liavr a sufficient number of panzers C ORPORAL SOUTH said in a dispatch today recorded ; available to act before General Pushy the FCC. I « Of. PA RTM I NT OF COMMERCE \\ F X I HER Bl RI Al Clear this ABILENE AND VICINITY afternoon and tonight High, thin clouds Wediesdav; afternoon temperatures in the 60b wit Ii lowest temperature Wed nosda> morning near 40 EAST TEXAS: Fair in north and cen Ira! portions; partly cloudy in extreme south portion Continued rather cold this afternoon and tonight Wednesday fait with slowly ruing temperatures, Ligh’ frost in northeast portion tonight Temperature 28-32 degrees in north por- °WE8T TEXAS: generally fair and continued rather cold this afternoon tonight and Wedneada1 • Low tonight 24 28 degree* in Panhandle and 28-30 in South ^Maximum temperature past 21 hours, 59 Minimum temperature past 12 hours, 30 Bv the Associated Press 1.    Western front;    301    miles (from near Duren). 2.    Eastern front:    301    miles (from \istula north of Warsaw). 3. Hungarian front: 410 miles (from Budapest). 4.    Italian front:    557    miles (from near Ravenna). War Bond Motto enhower exploit.* the situation. ’ Sino Aide Named KALAMAZOO, Hic h . Not 21 (/P»— Sixth war loan motto of girls in Nazareth college, a Catholic school: ‘Dip in tour pocket for the boy in the locket." CHUNGKING, Nov. 21 — (ZP) — Mal. Gen. Robert B McClure of Palo Alto, Calif., has been appointed deputy chief of staff for the United States forces in the China theater. eminent, his wife was notified by the War department last night. Mrs. South, tim former Charlene Scott of Fort Worth, is making her home in Clyd- for the duration Corporal South, member of the 15th Air Force, was based in Italy. His plane was last contacted bv radio at 1:45 p. m., northeast of Fidnik, Yugoslavia, and th- pilot reported the fuel supply was low I? was last seen losing altitude but under control, his I arent.*, Mr. and Mrs J. T. South of Clyde learned in a letter from the War department. A 1943 graduate of Abilene huh school. Corporal South had bren In service since last January. The Chn. e high rmnmand acknowledged that units of the 250.000 Japanese troops in southeast ( luna effected u junction, thereby cutting the nation in half and preventing Generalissimo ( bung Kai-Shek's inland armies from joining a potential American invasion force. U s carrier planes attackiHf Manila Sunday (Philippines tune) found the harbor turned into a shipping graveyard. Like tombstones, IOO half-sunken derelicts testified to Hie effectiveness of previous U. S. carrier attacks. I lie attackers — Tokye said there were 300 of them—were almost unopposed. They wrecked IOO Nipponese aircraft on the ground The Navy announced the recent lass of ten erat ranging from a I destroyer down to four PT boats. XiTnriean air raiders bombed a destroyer at Borneo’* Brunei naval base, and set fire to six small enemy freighters in sorties ranging from Hie northern Hurtle islands to I cram in the Dutch East Indies. Le vtf drove red ct” he lese from tin 32d redi tams no beat do against Limon. out ll; t typhoon all but round fighting. Nev-7th dn i.-iou pushed south toward Ormoc; tho fica* •ii of I iinon and the 24th n violent counterattacks •th of Passion Play Seels Go at Easter Clip NATIONWIDE PERIOD OF BIBLE READING ARRANGED to Black Hills ere i hurs-s oaring, h at ae WAC for the ticket. a No Reporter-News Thursday No Morning and Evening editions of The Abilene Reporter-News will be published Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving. This holiday will be observed in keeping with the Government program to conserve newsprint which is TEMPERA I IRIS Tue-Mon Mon-Sun A. M. Hour P M 39— I— 54    50 ;i«— 2— 37    50 35— 3— 59    50 34— 4— 59 .-51 • 5 - 58 33 - 6 - 56 33 - 7— 54 :s4— 8— 49 37— 9— 43 43-10— 43 48- ll 42 52—12— 41 rction;d« Sunrise (his morning burnet tonight .................... .... A Nationwide Bible Reading fmm Thanksgiving to Christmas, in which millions of American service men and women and then families and great numbers of other Americans will join, is being consoled 5o I by the American Bible society and 4;) i two national sponsoring committees 4R formed for this purpose. The nation-1 sponsoring committee of laymen, composed of leaders in various fields, in< ludes ex-Pre.sident Herbert Hoover, Mr. John Foster Dulles, Admiral Finest J. 48 45 42 42 38 8 13 King, James Wright Brown Editor and Publisher, and Ambassador John G. Winant. More than thine major religious boc;ie* are represented on the national spoi .sol ing committee of denominational presiding officers. Hundred* of thousand oi men and women in the armed forces and multitudes at home arc finding the Bible an inspiration and guide now as never be fore. By a more extended and simultaneous reading now by those iii service and by those of us al home a spiritual bond will be created thai will be full of meaning for millions of families and that will make a priceless contribution to their hope and faith. Through a nationwide poll of pastors and Army and Navy chaplains. Bible passages mast helpful in times like these have been days between Thanksgiving ana Christmas. Bookmark leaflets listing the passages with helpful suggestions on how to get Hip most out of the reading are being furnished without charge ut large quantities to churches and chaplains for wide distribution. Copies may also be secured by writing (o the American Bible Society in New York. Both civilians and men and vvont- to c-1 out in iv tickets bul sales today,’’ | chosen. The passages receiving the largest number of votes are being ;    „ designated one for each of the 33. See BIBLE RI Al Gig 16, Col. 4 "Sunshiny wrathei send ticket sales to Passion play sh owl day. Friday and S acct rding to salesm shark, headquarters hi ive ‘ People didn t want (hr bad weather to bi we're expecting record on? spokesman dec lari Many out-of-town n ready have bern mi blot k MTH Re -Knox Citv, and $21 worth of tickets Amt    H    :    —1001 •p,r \\ vc -    . v.;., :    un open ,,e tom, •    » ac ommodate serv- i 'chich and other workers who may wish to purchase tickets. Choice S?“,ts s ...    ’    T.lable al.Lough sales have increased. i us al-A era sold to I ;