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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN County Quota Series E Series E Sales MORNING VOL. LXIV; NO. 156 i TEXAS NEWSPAPER "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 'AS IT GOES-j-Byron ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVElilBER' 24, 1944 Associated (AP) VnUet Prat (Uf.) PRICE FIVE CENTS INDUSTRIAL TOKYO HIT Biggest Force .Stalemate in Cologne Battle Strasbourg Battle Near "Conclusion NEW YORK, Nov. The British broadcasting company taid tonight the French war minister had announced that the French Second armored division had captured Stras- bourg. ly THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The battle for northeastern France raced toward its con- clusion last night as French armored forces drove into Strasbourg on the Rhine, last tt important French city in Ger- man hands, but the great struggle on the. Cologne plain east of Aaclien only mounted in violence, on its .seventh day, with no decision in sight. For Nazi troops pinned against the Rhine along d 40-mile stretch south of Strasbourg it had become entirely a, case of gelling across the stream Into Germany ahead of with showers colder northwest portion. WEST scatter- ed showers anil not mnrh chance in Friday. Saturday shnwe ind' colder plains and s lly cloud in panhandle and east ot I'r Thurs. IVed. A.M. 18 -1.1 II outh rlvrr. ard. 4ft COL, JOHN N. GREEN S3 31 High and low m.: ti7 and 10. Hlfh anil low and 37. Sunset last tillhl: this morntnr: Sunsrl lonlchl: fi'M. s 3- 18 .VI I'l 10 dale yean 76 Nazi Prisoners Swapped for Yanks ness and financial" among va- rious state college boards and the state boai'd of education. He proposed thai the commit- tee investigate how board members received their ap- poiritments since the summer of 1940. He testified the interlocking sys- lem "frightened" him. Tlie governor, at a press confer- ence, said after Hoblitzelle had ben appointed by him to the Texas Technological college board of di- rectors, Dr. Rainey called upon him and told him he was disap- pointed because he had wanted Hob- litzelle on the Texas university board. "He replied lhat there were no vacancies on the university board at the time Hoblitzelle was named to tile Tech board and for that reason he had not suggested his appoolntment to the university." The governor said he made his press conference statement afler obtaining the consent of Hoblit- zelle with whom he conversed by telephone. It was pointed out by the gov- ernor that Hoblitzelle has frjr several Of B-29s Out ARMY AIR FORCES HEADQUARTERS, j Pacific Ocean Areas, Nov. large force of B-29s, probably the greatest number yet to attack Japan, bombed" industrial targets jn Tokyo today, as the ZOth's Thanksgiving day message to the Japanese. While Gen. H. H. Arnold's brief Washing- ton statement, released simultaneously here by I Gen. Millard F. Harmon, deputy 20th AAF, made only a general statement that! "a sizeable force of attacked indus- trial targets in Tokyo, it was believed here! that: The force was the greatest ever to hit Japan from either land or sea. I Yokohama and Kobe and the Tokyo area probably alsol were blasted. _ I Targets included vital hydroelectric plants and dams inl the Tokyo area; Tokyo's inflammable industrial shipping, shipbuilding yards and repair docks in and around I Yokohama bay; airfields in the entire target area. I Tokyo was attacked by Superfortresses in a mission launched from bases in the. Mariana Islands. The mission was conclude by a newly-established Zlstl Bomber Command operating! from bases in Saipan approx-l imately miles to the south and east. Tlie text of the war department! statement: "A sizable task force of B-29 aircraft of th; 20th air force today attacked Industrial tar- 'I sets In Tokyo, Gen. H. H. Ar- nold, Jn Jlils x, com- mantllnf general of the air force, announced at the war department. "The mission was a dayllrht operation by the newly-estah. Ilshctl 21st bomber command, under command of Brig. H S Jr., from bases on Saipan. "A communique covering this operation will be Issued when further details are available." More than two years have clap Yanks Break Jap Defense Br The Associated Press Tlie Japanese defense of Limon mi' Leyte.' island, Philippines, has collapsed under.blows of the U. S. 32nd Division and terrific artillery pounding, Gen. Douglas MacAr- thur said 'today. The Yank army triumph was a companion achievement to the U. S. Ninth fleet bombardment of Mat- suv.'a island, Nipponese base in the Kurlle islands, announced by Adm. Chester W. Nimltz. Punching through In the most violent fighting on Leyte in more than two weeks, the American doughboys overran Limon village and nearby stubbornly defended mountain ridges to push the enemy to ijcyle river to the south. "The whole Vamashita line is In dancer of being rolled up." MacAr- thur's communique said of the break-through, and the Japanese first division "has been practically destroyed." Loss of Limon deprives the Japanese of a critical defen- sive line intended to keep the Yanks from rolling on tlown the mountain corrltltir to Ormoc, enemy base on the island's west roast. Striking at enemy efforts to re- inforce his hard-pressed Lcyte forces, American licht naval units iank a freighter, two luggers and three barges, all loaded with troops and ammunition, near Camotes is- land, off Lcyte's west coast, Mac- Arthur said. In the attack on Matsmva island, only 600 miles from the Japanese years financed at a cost of nnrthern homeland island of Hok- the U. S. warships caused yearly the activities of radio hou.se, a University of Texas radio training editor and that he also has fi- nanced "the inlcm'atlun ol Ihn Bond neighbor policy between the uni- versity and the National University of Mexico." University of Texas Urgent D. I1'. Strickland nf Mission test if led be- fore the senate committee kaldo between the first and second bombJ ing of the enemy capital. The first! attack was made by sixteen mediu; bombers launched from the deck. of the Carrier Hornet on April is] That flight was commanded the then I.t. Col. James Doollttlel now a lieutenant general and com-T mander of the Eighth Air Force Europe. The civilized world was disturbed inter by reports that some of ihi fliers who participated in the firs] raid had been executed by the Japa4 new. Tlie work of building the air-l fields in the Marianas was startedl almost the moment the last orJ ganix.ed. enemy resistance ceased in those islands now held by thtl United States. Saipan was secured on July 8 and Guam a few weekil later. The 21st bomber command wa. activated on March 8. this ycail and started training at Smoky Hill Air base, Sallna. Kansas, a fevf weeks later. The announcement on Ihe Tokyo! attack also disclosed the apolnt-l HIM> uiscioscti me apomi large fires and explosions Nin ,z of said. But there was no ictmn the commamta. of tigaling HIP university situation that' Tokyo radio told of Japanese his law firm rcpm.cms Interstate' bomber raids on airfields at oUi- thealers. inc., of which HobllUellc! than. Kn.nchou' and Laohokow all in China. causitiK fires and dam- acing n Allied planes. The attacks Maj. On. Albert 0. Wrtle- meycr. commander nf II. S. forces In China, said Hint siiper- fnrlrrss raids nn Japan's key industrial anil military centers arc lining much more damacc then (ho enemy has admitted. Is president and minority .stock- holder. Strickland further testified that his firm represents H. W. Brisg.s ol San Antonia, a member ot the board of directors of Texas A. M. college, and H. E. Butt of Corpus Christi, who a. grocery company and Is a member of the Texas A. lOOay rcica.scu im: niiuir.i uj j _ can officers and soldiers involved collPBr' Kingsville. in a prisoner exchange in the Ger- man-held Lorieni sector of France Nov. 10. A six-hour Bi-miilicc at the drab fishing village or Lc Macom permit-, ted the trading of 13 German cap- tives for a like number of by motor boat across the Kiel river. 'The Omnim command stipulated all Germans transferred from Amer- ican hands would agree to fight as Infantrymen, regardless of their pre- vious service affiliations. Toward the end of the exchange physically fit .young man. eight Gmnan.s decided they wished in a statement, on a broadcast Forrestal said the Navy considered such to remain as prisoncr.s and nothing training "imperative." could induce thrni to get into the, "The the secretary faltl, "believes every physically fit young boat. Eight others quickly replaced j man should be given military training as a national Hie insurance policy, a them. I contribution to our country'.-, security. Wo think of tills training not merely The Americans, some held as I as a sensible think It Imperative, x x x The Navy, if military service Is universal, can give. Us men basic Ihe' 20trl "Zuu "ported (hat, U. S.' "y land Planes hit n Hanmm lhat "u'e.ixave brought Japan with-l in of our Superfortresse.i from Ihe east as well as from thi west. Nn part of the homeland ol Japan is now safe from lanri-basetl air attacks. We can hit where ancf when we choose." Arnold, in a statement, said thai the 20th Air Force "today rockecf Yap and the Bonin islands Mon- day. Wake Island two days later and hammered by-passed Japanese installations ill the Marshalls. have not been confirmed by Allied nf Jap.ln wi'U] bomb Navy Supports Training for AH WASHINGTON, Nov. Forrestal tonight gave the Navy's unqualified endorsement to postwar military training for every long as DO days, were boisterous, bearded and cheerful. They were hustled away to a rest camp where they were debused, provided fresh clothing and given an elaborate din- ner and entertainment. training and nine month.-, more of advanced training ashore, and afloat. There is no reason to fear Hint this training would turn us into a nation of mllltarlsls. Not, even war lias done lhat. On the contrary, the pre- paredness of the United States is our inescapable contribution to world peace. from a mighty new task force B-2D aircraft based on Saipan." The attack, he added, "should bJ convincing proof that these Pacific islands captured. by oul Army and Navy at cost ill men and material, have been pul to the greatest possible use. Tol kyo's war industries have been bad! ly hurt by a blow made possiblJ by the Americans who fought anoT died for the Marianas. Now, as oul American factories feed the voral cious appetite of our B-29s replacements and bombs, we wil pound war machine out ol existence." The air forces chief added th.U "no matter ivlicre the Jap- anese may try to hide their fac- tories, we will seek them out and destroy them. We are go- ing to tlo just that. Japan has sowed the wind, now let it reap Hie wlililwliul." General Arnold, in a persona! rol port to President Roosevelt on new raid, said: "Our nlr force returned to Tokyl today. A task force of B-2fl fortresses attacked the capital capital from bases in till Sec TOKYO, Pg. 13, vol. 1 ;