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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1944, Abilene, Texas SIXTH WAR LOAN Bounty Series E. Series E "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LXIV, NO. 162 A TEXAS SmU, NEWSPAPB ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1944 FOURTEEN PAGES Associated Press (AP) United Press Rons, Molvln of Bcevllle, Oliver and Clements )oth of Post. Carl of Trent and Tru- nnn of Mcrkel; three (loiiRhter.i, Rnyford Cockerell of Fort Worth and Mrs. Vernon Lofton nnd Alice Carey both of Abilene. Rains Aid Nazi Cloves in Italy ROME, Nov. 29. German .roops, nided by continued rains which have widened the Lamonc to 50 feet northeast of Facnza. ire fighting furiously from their new )osltlons along the west bonk of the troarn. At one point north of Faenza the Sermnns have established a strong wtpost on the Lamone's east bank, was disclosed today. Farther north there still, was icnvy fighting between the Lamone nd Montone rivers, and in the AI- creto into the Po valley sides were supporting their n fan try with tanks and heavy artll- try fire. British troops hnd not suc- pcrled in budging the Nazis there. Southwest of Fncnzfi, the Germans were firmly established on high round behind the Lamone river. The downpour continued ail along ;ie Eighth Army front clear to the Adriatic. Some streams and canals were so swollen that forward Allied troops were being supplied by boats. The Germans probed tirelessly at positions of the American Fifth Army in the mountains south o, Bologna, attacking in company strength at one point. On the Fifth's right flank, south- west of Facnza, Yank troops occu- pied the village of Terpignano. The most serious enemy counter-attack came about a mile north of Livcrg- nnno in the central sector, and was thrown back with losses. Leon Henderson To Rule Enemy WASHINGTON, Nov. T.con Henderson, economist nnd for- mer chief of OPA. is scheduled to ,eavc for London next week with an assignment to handle economic af- 'nlrs In the American-controlled third of defeated Germany. With Henderson will go James A. Perkins, an assistant to Lauchlln 3urrie, acting deputy administrator )f the Foreign Economic admlnls- -rntlon. Henderson will serve under the ihlef of the Americnn occupied sec- Ion of Germany, who presumably vlll be Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower. 3ids to Be Taken )ec. 12 on Highway The Texas HlRliwny department 'csterdny called for bids Dec. 12 on evernl county proposals. These In- liiclccl the widening of U. S. Hlgh- vay 84 and US In Taylor county, rom Abilene to the Coleman county lint. is just inside Germany east of Nijmegen, Holland, and about six miles northwest of Cleve, northern end of the Siegfriend line.) The flaming American' assault west of Cologne toppled. Hurtge'n, In the vicinity of which Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley's men have fought so fiercely for weeks. Jungersdorf, Kleinhau and Koslar also fell in a surge which broke across the Inde river at two points and carried to within 3 1-2 miles of the stronghold of Duren. It spread to the north whera flamethrowers opened a patch across the road connecting Lindren and Linlch, five miles northeast ol Geilenkirchen and seven miles northeast of Jullch, threatening latter place. This northeastern push of the Americans, matched by an- other flamethrower assault around Wurm to the west, caused the Germans to open (he floodgates of dams along the Roer river, flooding the vallc north of Geilenkirchen to the width of nearly a mile. Langerwehe, last important com- munlcfltions center west of the Roer, was cleared of enemy troops after two days of house-to-house fighting. Lt. Gen. Courtney Hodges' U. a. First Army, in its smashing drive, along both sides of the Adolf Hitler highway toward Duren, seized Hurt, gen, Jungersrlorf, aad -Kleinhau. Lt. Gen. ..William'' Simpson's U. S.' Ninth -Army, boring forward on Hodges' left through knee-deep mud, drew an assault around the fortified road center of Jullch by wiping out the last organized Nazi resistance In Koslnr, a mile west-of Julich, and by crossing the little Inde river Just the south on a cap- tured bridge. In perhaps the day's most vllal development, Hodges' bat- tlc-trieil veterans at last began working (heir way out of Hurt- gen forest, southwest of Duren. where Infantry casualties have been severe, onto open terrain where tanks'could operate. (The German high command, which chose to make a major stand west of the Rhine, described the fighting east of Aachen as a "bit- :er battle of attrition" and declared ho Americans were suffering hoavy -nnk losses.) Units of five Allied armies were disclosed to be fighting on German loll with the announcement that -roops of the First Canadian Army mti penetrated the Reich from the NljmeRen sector in Holland, pre- umably In the wedge the Allies Irove Into the Reichswald forest wo months ago. The total of Ger- man prisoners captured since D- Day rose to Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army, driving into the German in- dustrial Snnr alonp a 26-ile front, was reported to have gained as much as If) miles at undisclosed points and to be Imminently threat- ering the Iportant towns of Sarr- lauten. Haeennu. Meralg, Forbach, Sanreguemines and Saare Louis. Farther south Li. Gen. Alex- ander M. Patch's U. S. Seventh Army approached HaKcuau, an important communications cen- ter of population. The Frrnch First Army snapped shut a trap on thousands of German troops isolated between Mulliousc ami Belfort. The French freed more than 30 vll- lagcs during the day. Only about 3.000 snuara miles of France remained In German hands rectangular stretches of borr dcrlnrd In Alsace and Lorraine and the long by-passed nnd besieged ports of Dunkerque, Lorlent and St. Nnznirc. Nazi troops also held some InncI at the mouth of the estuary leading to Bordeaux. Doctors Work Five Hours to Save Life Of Girl Hurt on Farm MIDLAND, Nov. :ors worked for five hours Friday nt Western Clinic Hospital sewing severe lacerations received by five- 'Cnr-old Ncthylta. Branhnm when she fell off a tractor and the disc attached to the machine struck her. Hospital attendants reported Sat- irdny her condition was good con- sidering the severity of the lacera- lons. She was riding at the farm of ler father, C. W. Brnnham. north of Midland, when she topped from -he tractor. The disc struck her on .he right side of V-he neck just under the car. It rolled on down her right mm nnd leg. ;