Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1944, Abilene, Texas
MORNING "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES.'-Byron VOL. LXIV, NO. 110 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 6. 1944 PAGES Associated Press (AP) United Presi IU.P.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Tank Battle Rages in Germany mam.s TOLBS WORDS'rocRincS; BIGVOTE HIS PLEA WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 President Roosevelt declared to night that "reckless words" hav been dragged into the presidentia Campaign to 'mislead and weaker 'the morale" of America's arme forces and their families at home. Mr. Roosevelt, making his sec- ond political speech of the fourth term campaign, hit again his Republican opposition "and coupled his words with an appeal for a maximum turnout gt the polls next month. His speech was directed principally to Democratic party workers. "Some political propagandists ar dragging red herrings across the trail of this national election, Mr. Roosevelt said. He declared Ilia "labor baiters and bigots and somi Regulars Name Leaders, lite Objectives EY'THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Oct. Executive of the newly organized T-xas Rigulars today in a state- ment of principles emphasized that they were "Texas regular Demo- crats" whose primary purpose was to "restore Integrity to the Demo- Aratif pfrty." The. committee named five re- ,nd these glonal Campaign leaders Bub-committee chairmen: Finance Lamar Fleming of Houston; A. Mon.crief of T'ort Worth; San- -of Bel ton. The regional leaders were: north- B. Germany of Dallas; Bedford Brown of Fort Wright Morrow of Houston; John Wheeler of San Antonio; cen- "The! Tesas Regulars are the. Texas regular Democrats.. We re-affirm faith in the'May 23 convention of the regular Democrats, the party of ail free said the statement of principles, read to the commit- tee by Sanderford. "We went to the Chicago con- vention with fidelity to our instruc- tions, but that was' a New Deal con- vention controlled by and big city bosses parading under the name of the Democratic party. "They refused to recognize and by. their instructions Impeded our action and split and nullified the Texas delegation so that it had Jho voice In the convention." The executive committee of the regulars listed these as their.party purposes: "1. Restore to the Semocratic party the integrity which has been taken away by Hillman, Brovfder, et v "2. Protect honest labor unions from foreign-born racketeers who have gained control by blackmail. K "3. Return state rights wh'lch Tiave been destroyed by the Com- munist-controlled New Deal. "4. Restore freedom of education. "5. Restore supremacy of the white race, which has been destroy- ed by the Communist-controlled fNew Deal. "6. Restore the bill of rights In- stead of rule by regimentation. "7. Restore government by law Instead of government by bureaus. "8. Restore the individual appeal -for justice, instead of through a bureau." politicians" use the word "Com- munism" and apply It to any social legislation and to the views of "foreign born citizens, with whbm they disagree." The President referred to a state- ment by Chairman Andersuii (D- of the house committee on campaign expenditures that n docu- ment had been sent through the mails by 13 Republican congress- men under their legislative frank- Ing privilege without paying post- age. "This document the Pres- ident continued, "that the 'Red spector of Communism is stalking our country from east to west, from north to charge being that the Roosevelt administration is part of a gigantic plot to sell our Democracy out to the Communists." The President said more than copies of the document were printed by the government print- ing office and continued: "This form of fear propaganda is not new among rabble rousers and fomenters of class hatred who seek to destroy democracy itself. "It was used by Mussolini's Black Shirts and by Hitler's Brown Shirk. It has been used before in this country by the Silver Shirts and others on the lunatic fringe." The President declared he does seek arid docs not wel- come the support of those com- mitted to Communism, Fascism, "or any other foreign ideology which would undermine the American system of govern- ment.'1 That statement, -he said, would not interfere with this nation's "firm and friendly relationship" with Russia. v The President did not mention by name his Republican opponent, Gov- ernor Thomas E. Dewey, but his prepared speech swept over many things he said have been dragged into the campaign. Some of his op- ponents, he said, 'try to build up bogies of dictatorship x x x although they know that free elections will always protect our nation against any such possibilities." This year's election, he said, Is being held despite "the prophecies of some politicians and a few news- papers who have stated x x that _it was my sinister purpose to abolish all elections." Charging- (hat many men and women- in the armed services will lie unable lo vote an ob- vious reference to his displca- sure with the soldier vote bill passed by congress last the President said the public "will be able lo fix the sibility for this state of affairs." "They he continued, "tha during this past year there were who quite openly work ed to restrict the use of the ballo in this election, hoping selfishly fo: small vote." Then pleading for a maximum turnout at the polls, the Presiden said he would be "very sorry" win or lose this election "on a smal." turnout of voters." Russians Roll to Belgrade Suburb CAPITAL ACROSS DANUBE; LITHUANIA PUSH OPENED LONDON, Friday. Oct. troops con- verging swiftly on Belgrade yesterday fought. their way through the Danube north bank suburb of Pancevo, only eight miles across the river and marshes from the Yugoslav capital. Berlin announced that upwards nf other Red army men had begun a new offensive in western Lithuania aimed at German East Prussia. Overwhelming 50 localities in a swift offensive across the rich plains between .the Danube and southern Hungary, Vlarshal Rodio Y. Malinovsky's Second Ukraine army.units rolled the Gerrnans.back.on a 100-mile froruVaicujd by'.a sec- junction with. Marshal'Tito's ains-ranged miles: In the north .the Germans said the Russians had hurled from 12 to J4 divisions supported by many tanks into the offensive west of Siauiiai in Lithuania. The Russians in this area last were reported within 66 miles east of German East Prussia's annexed port of Memel on the Baltic and about the same distance from Tilsit County's Chest Quotas Are Set Community chairmen and quotas or the Taylor County War chest Irive. were announced yesterday by Charles F. Rutledge, rural chair- man. Supplies to handle tht: work have jeen sent to the various persons so he campaign may be launched Oct. "0. Means of securing the money, hrough programs and such are be- ns planned by the individual com- nunities, Rutledge stated. Working under Rutledge as as- istant chairmen are Jim Shelton. Elmo Cook, J. B. Neeley, and Wiley Jaffey. Community chairmen and quotas arc: T.ve, Theo Klncald, S2DO; Merkel, C. T. Clover, Trent, J. G. Uilhs, S300; Tuscola, Elmon Kcrby, S750 Ovalo, Will White, S250; Lawn Sirs. Delia Griffin, S375; Brad Shaw, Mrs. Ocie Hlint, 5350 Shep, W. H. I'illion and Mrs Velma Robersou, S300: Caps Terrell Ferguson. ?135; Vierr Grady I'clrce, SJ75; Wylie, Mrs See WAR CHEST Pg. 19, Col. 8 "Ltt's itep It up, wnnt to get there In time for a Ion; test." to the Southwest. The aim of this offensive, about which Moscow kept si- lent, would be i :I off Riga, 75 miles-to the northeast, along with He entire section of north- western Latvia' as a prelude to an invasion of East Prussia, whose border troops already are being kept groggy by Russian punches on (he east and south. Berlin meanwhile admitted that Russian troops invading Saare (Osel) island off the western Es- tonian coast had hammtred out a bridgehead on this large island dominating the Gulf of Riga. Rus- sian seizure of Saare would cut the German sea- ward escape route out. of Riga in cooperation with Col. Gen Ivan C. Bagramian's First Baltic army push west of Siauiiai. In the invasion of Yugoslavia north of Belgrade the Russians and Partisans were fanning out from the big pivot base of Petrovgrad. at the center of a long front. They were attacking .southward toward Belgrade's approaches, northward toward southern Hungary, and westward toward the web of roads and connecting the totter- ing German Balkan empire. The Danube is a mile or a mile and one-half wide in the area be- tween Belgrade and Pancevo, but the Russians have hurdled other great waterways In their westward offensive across Europe. Albany Air General Given Czech Award LONDON, Oct. Gen. Robert B. Williams of Albany. Tex., commander of an Eighth alrforce bomber division, and two members of hi.'i staff were recently decorated with the Chechoslovakian Brevet meda) for their "outstanding contri- bution to the success of the air of- fensive against Nazi German." They are the first United States airmen to receive this award. WLB Tells Houston Strikers fo Return WASHINGTON, Oct. The War Labor board today directed members of the United Sleclwork- CTS of America, CIO, to end a strike at the Masher Steel Co., Houston, Texas, which began on September 7, and ordered the company to re- hire nil workers "without discrimin- ation." The boaYd said 425 employes were Involved In the case. Dewey Stays Mum ALBANY, N. Y.. Oct. 5-MV-Gov. Thomns E. Dewey remained silent, tonight on President Roosevelt'.? as- sertion the Republicans had brought a "red herring" of Communism Into the political campaign. HELP. VIA for evacuation of wound- ed Allied-soldiers "froni mountainous terrain, these twin stretchers, being demonstrated ..in this picture by British soldiers, are mounted on a Johnston carrier, which-may be placed across the back of a mule or horse for easy transpor- tation. Borneo Bombed; PaochinglsLosf BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Japan's vital sources of oil on Borneo has been further crippled a second heavy Allied air strike, Marines and soldiers in the Palaus are killing more than 10 Nippon- ese for every comrade lost, Amer- can submarines have sunk U more enemy ships, hut Jnpane.se armies n China sppcflr to have scored another big victory. Thrse were tht segments of the complex Pacific war pierced to- gether today by the latest com- nuniques and field reports. Gen. Douglas M a rArtlnir, whose air arm has set out to obliterate the liugft S.GOO.flOO- barrel oil refinery at BaUkpa- pan, Borneo, announced a 40- ton blow Tuesday which the Japanese resisted fiercely, shoot- ing down seven of Hie Libera- tors and losing II) Zeros in an hour-lonff battle. This rich source of aviation p.isolinc ami lubricating oil was smashed hard Saturday by fiO Liberators at a cost of three hip; bombers. At Pearl Harbor, Adm. Chester V. Nimitz said that, from the time he southern Palfui.s wore invaded through Ort. 5 the Marines and oldiers have killed 11.043 Japanese and captured ]87. In the .same time, American Marines and sol- diers have been killed, wound- ed ni d 280 missing. But In China indications pointed to another Nipponese success In the drive on Kweilin, capital of province, It was feared that PaochinK, Important bastion on the right flank of the enemy drive, had fallen. The latest victims nf American submarines were a Jnpanc.se des- troyer, an escort vessel, :t seaplane tender, a cable ship, R tanker nnd six medium and small sfils. Detroit Workmen Return to Plants DETROIT, Oct. ance workers in Detroit arra war men who keep machine- ry and assembly lines called off their ftiike today after a high union executive told them "you can't pressure the War Labor board into action throuch strikes." The first nf men whose .strike over wapp issues ivith fhr WI.B llnd slopped or retarded the production of iv.ir mntcrf.il in 33 factories and made, ap- proximately workers I'll? hrgan returning In their jnbs on afternoon shifts. Representatives of the United Automobile Workers (CIO) and of the affected plants said (hat output, interrupted will; the start of the strike yesterday, should be back In normal tomorrow. Sprimniy affect- ed, according to management spokesmen, was ttie production of aircraft engines, bomber plane sub- a.ssemblies. anti-nfrcrnft guns, truck and tank pans and ether material. It ivn.v Walter P. Rrnthcr, vice- president of the UAW-CIO and chairman of the skilled trades di- vision of the union, vho tnld the strikers the WLB would not listen to their contentions as long a.s they remained away from their jobs. Draftee Gels Six Months For Attack Jack Taylor Davis of Abi lene, 2y, was found guilty by a federal district court jurj Thursday afternoon of viola tion of the selective service ac1 and sentenced by Judge T Whitfield Davidson to six months in a correctional in- stitution such as that in Tex- arkana and a fine. The indictment to which Davis pleaded not guilty grew out of an attack Aug. 31 on A. A. HeathulKlon, chairman of Tay- lor County Selective Service Board Two. The government, represented by District Attorney Clyde Eastus and Assistant District Attorney Clyde Hood, attempted to prove the atr ack came about because of the )oard's refusal to grant Davis a de- ferment and was an act to interfere with selective service actions. The defense, representd by E. T. Brooks attempted to prove the fight was only a personal affair between the ,wo men. First witness for the governmenl Roy C. Fuller, chief clerk oJ board two, who traced Davis' history selective service. After having Judge T. Whitfield Davidson Wednesday afternoon adjourned federal court until Oct. 16 when a number of OPA cases will be heard. received an occupational defcrmenl of 90 days he was classified 1-A on April 20, 1S44, records showed. He appealed this classification but the ocal board was upheld and he was irially ordered to report for indu ,ion- Aug. 3r, records showed. On cross examination Puller testified 3avis .had, some 10 days before he was inducted, submitted n letter rom his physician and had asked or deferment since his wife was oon to be confined. Healhlngtoiij on the stand, said emulations would not permit such a eferment at that. time. The board ast considered his case Aug. 24. Heathlnglon described meeting Davis on Aug. 31 at the foot U the tairway near the corner of north 2d nd Pine after he had been up to Is office and Ills partner, B. N. UUh Kunr'-t mn tonight: mprrndi lo 1 I LONDON, Oct. Autunui rains arc increasing the dlfficul- __ ties confontfng all Allied fighting men on the western front, the j eni front, and in the first snows nrc not far away, i Along the northern flank In France and (he Low Countries the mud of Flanders still Is a byword years after the First World war, rains turn the land into quapmlref. The Allied armies in Italy can rxpect heavy snows In about a month. the eastern front the Russians can expect the Polish plains to turn into a boR tn short order. The first hard frosts normally come In De- rrmher. r.n Tntrrmittont snow, vain mid thaws 1 continue for about six weeks on the northern end of the- Russian front before the ground hardens suffi- ciently for large-scnie operations.