Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 29, 1944, Abilene, Texas
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Total Quota ........... $67,786.00
Subscribed ....... 066,871.92
Shortage .............. $ 914.08
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VOL. LXIV, NO. 133
A TEXAS NEWSPAPER
ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 20. 1944
IDR Pledges Free Enterprise, Profits
^CHICAGO, Oct. 28 —(AP)— President Roosevelt, declaring he was giving Republican orators more opportunities to say “me too.” enunciated tonight a postwar economy program with a goal of close to ”60,000,000 productive jobs. in an America no longer subject to price, production and wage •rntrols. I
Condemnations Filed in Effort
From soldiers field, a tremendous stadium on Chicago’s windswept lake front, he delivered his fifth major adless in a campaign he term-ed the strangest he had ever seen. And, almost entirely, it was an exposition of his economic thoughts for his coun-
»v after the war, spiced with ...abs at his Republican oppo-j sition.
To Open Highway 'r
Condemnation actions against ll Taylor county landowners for right-He proposed: _ per_ 0f.wty needed in the new project to
Congressional creation of a manent fair employment practices committee.
• A “genuine crop insurance program1’ for farmers and continuation of a policy of gi'mg them a chance to own their own land—with veterans growing apples instead of selling them
—.nn street corners.
* Expansion of the Tennessee Valiev authority idea into similar developments for the Missouri. Arkansas and Columbia river basins.
Special capital and credit for •small business, with every facility to buv government-owned plants, equipment and inventor-
For business large and small % encouragement of plant expansion and replacement of obsolete equipment, with the depreciation rate on new plants and facilities accelerated for tax purposes.
Amplifying his point that this is the strangest of political campaigns, w Roosevelt asserted he hau lis-i?hed to various Republican orators urge the people to throw out the present administration and put in (he Republicans. In effect, he said, they say .lust this:
Those incompetent bunglers
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Vmted Press ,U.P.) PRICE FIVE CENTS
Tokyo Says Entire on Move at Leyte
widen and reconstruct Highway 84 from its Intersection with Highway 83 south of Abilene to the Coleman county line were filed Saturday with County Judge Carl P. Hul-
"Actions which involve diffmnt skirts of' Wombeik. Belgium, (hey camouflage^hang.
^HONEYVILLE — MADE IN GERMANY -When Germans built an airport on the out- Mr, Ulpj wnH .birt, of Wombeik. Belgium, they camouflaged hangars and other installations so that tho, ^| | | IUIIUIIU
amounts of land arc against J. M appeared to be innocent Civ
itself. Part of the elaborate
Washington have passed a lo' of ex-^’.leivt law* abnut social security and labor and farm relifi a rn P oil
conservation — and manv otneis--and we promise lf elected not to change any of them."
“And they go en to »»y. Tira*
mn\p quarrelsome, tired old men Eke built the greatest military machine the world has ever known, which ic fighting it* way to victory. ana if you elect us. we promise not to change anv en that, either.
** ’Therefore,’ say these Republi-•n orators, ’it is time for a change. “Thrv also say In effect: •Those inefficient and worn-out crackpots have really begun to lay the foundation of a lasting world peace. If you elect us. we -will not change any of that either, but they whisper, we'll do it in such a was’ that we won I lose the support even of Gerald Nyr or Gerald Smith—and— and this is very important—we won t lose the support of any % Isolationist campaign contributor. We will even be able to satisfy the Chicago Tribune.'
The chief executive repeated and re-indorsed an “Economic Bill of Rights" w’hich he first laid before
Bongress last January, and added: ►•To assure the fill realization of the right to a useful and lenuni-erative employment, an adequate program must provide America with close to 60,000.000 productive jobs."
Hr proposed that govern-— merit do its part In helping private enterprise finance plant expansion through normal investment channels.
Voicing confidence that foreign trade can be trebled after the war and provide millions of t^jnbs. the president said that the demand for industrial and farm production must be increased not on?.v at home but also abroad. Never again, he said, must "we in the United States attempt to isolate ourselves ■^frnm the rest of humanity."
Mr. Roosevelt came to Chicago ut the end cf a day-long train trip across the prairie country of Ohio and Indiana, where he waved to potential voters and spoke briefly M Ft. Wayne, Ind.
He came here to give an economic credo:
“I believe in free enterprise-and
“I believe in the profit system—
—and always have.
•“I believe that private enterprise can give full employment to our people.”
Hamilton, Oliver O'Connell, M. H. Witt. I. B. Duck Jr.. L. B. Ivey. J.
B Wilkerson estate, I. N. Wilkerson. J. M. Smallwood, Delbert Webb. Onyx Refining company and J. C. Raper.
Settlements have been reached or are in process with all other lan<4-owrier* along the route, Judge Hulsey said.
L. R. Fisher, commissioner of precinct, four, had been authorized by the county commissioners court to work out settlements where possible.
The right-of-way must be secured quickly, the judge said, since the state intends to let the $450,000 contract in November if the county 1% ready.
Commissioners for the condemnation. appointed and sworn in by Hulsey, are E. B. Kidd of Tuscola, Will Graham of Guion and Luther Cannon of Lawn.
Hearing on condemnation have been set for IO a. rn. Nov. 9 In th* I county courtroom. These finding-wili be filed with the count; • clerk and. ii •laities to do accept tnem, next stop will be to take the matter to civil courts.
flam is shown above, in photos taken
ilian buildings, part of the toun
after Allies recaptured Wonbiek. At upper lctt.
over them. of photo is its rolling
doors. What is apparently an attractive ich^oT building, in photo at right, is actually the airfield s traffic control tower. ....___
Bv the Associated Press
The extent of the disaster suffered bv the Japanese fleet in Philippine waters was great, ly increased late Saturday as Gen. Douglas MacArthur disclosed the sinking of two add>
'“The GetS Ihe’enure' Japanese task force that penetrated Sunganstrait andenter-ed Leyte gulf near his invasion beachheads was wiped out , we battieslaps, one ie*'. * “ one light cruised and six destroyers were sunk in the original .
westward but were disposed of by American airmen as they blasted the two «“**£** •*
four destroyers. Manv officers and seamen from the Nippon ships weie made prBoners A check of communications and eyewitness accounts on the three naval battles vt nm
Philippines seas and south of Formosa, shows 39 Japanese men-of-war were sunk or dam
aged The 23 listed as sunk were two earners, two battleships, eight cruisers and ll de.
B ' ' —-—-— I st TOV CTS.
Meanwhile Radio Tokyo, heard bv London, said Saturday night that five Yank task forces “probably the whole Pacific fleet ” arr on the move east of Lcvt°, east of Luzon and southeast of the Philippines headed from the direction of New Guinea. There was no American confirmation of this.
General MacArthur Indicated In his Sundae communique thaf Japanese ground forces on Le\te tx era
soldiers look over what is apparently a row of small *hoP* with apartments Actually the structure is a stone hangar. “Shopfront in center of p oto i
By the Associated Press
British and Canadian troops moved swiftly toward the
Taylor's Quota In Sixth Bond Drive ST,395,ll
Of Texas’ $414,000,000 qdota in the Sixth Wra Loan drive Nov. 20-Dec. 16. Tavlor county will be called upon to buy I fast approaching total defeat with
War Chest Drive Goes Over lop
Maas (Muese) and Waal Rhine county war bond last night in a race to close the has bern advised, last escape bridges left to 40,
OOO German soldiers ing northward from a west em trap being sprung by the E bona<, Caldwell wa* in-
Allipc formed Ta\lor county’* aeries W
Chairman Nathan Adams of the retreat- ptHte War Finance committee announced in Dallas yesterday $105-000.000 had bern set rn- the quota
Abilene Marine Is On Way Home
ATLANTA, Ga , Oct 28—(ZP)—More Battle-tested Mariner have returned to the United States and will soon be home on furloughs, the Marine corps southern procurement division announced today .
Most of this group are from the Second Marine division which conquered Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. A few are from the Third Marine division which recently completed th* liberation of Guam, and two arp from the First Marine division which took Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and Ppleliu.
They are being re-classified and re-assigned to stations in the United States before beginning their furloughs.
Sgt. Eugene Otho Hohmann, 20,
Pfc. James E. Stripling, 23, son of Mrs. Rose Owens, 1209 Cypress St., Abilene.
From Denison: Pfc. Jack Roon-rod, 24, and Set,. Edward Ernest Fisher, 20.
Pfc. Woodrow Wilson Branch, 31. Greenville.
Pfc. H. R Avera, Jr, 20, Palestine Cpl A. J. Becker, 20, Waco.
Sgt. Morris Riiy Gord'n, 28, Wichita Falls.
Abilene and Taylor county went over their 1944 War Chest quota yesterday by a margin of $1.475 69 and several thousand dollars more is due to be received.
E. W. Berry, general chairman, announced headquarters In the WAC Shark, Third and Pine, will remain open several days longer to receive donations All persons with gifts to ♦urn in are urged to do so at ,*nce.
Tile 1D44 chest campaign was
completed, insofar quota Is concerned, in 16 working days, half the time needed last year to reach the goal.
Along with the National AVar fund quota of $44,136 there was raised a total of $23,mo for: Bov
ley, president of th* City Federation of Womens clubs, had accounted for $10,210 82 last night.
Coming at the most opportune time, to shove the campaign well over the top was $2,398 from men of the Army Service Forces Training Center at Camp Barkery. Brig.
Gen. Roy C. Heflebower, ASFTC commanding general, announced yesterday morning that amount had been subscribed and would be turned into headquarters tomorrow He added that the campaign there would not end until after
Nov. 31, pay day. .^ .
funds also are due|U™. public schools, colleges and
Abilene firms added to the list of IOO percent contributors Saturday were: Taystee bakery, Montgomery Ward company, West Texas ( Olton Oil company.
F. VV. Woolworth company. J. Ae L. cleaners and Independent lr* company.
This included residential solicit*-
Additional from the Abilene Army Air base, where the solicit a Hon has been in operation for the past two weeks and will be continued through Nov. ti.
More funds aho were due from Merkel and other communities out-
The Nazis, withdrawing their forces on a large scale, abandoned Eergen op Zoom, one of their most strongly fortified defense anchors, and this Dutch city was taken without a shot by Canadian units. Tile previously stubborn German defense of Holland crumbled as the British and Canadians tore to pieces the 50-mile Nazi front that extend from S Hertogenbo&ch to the sea The German 15th army's flight from western Holland gave promise to the Allies of early use of the S great port of Antwerp, a supply has* which will aid immernurably in stepping-up the invasion of germany. Allied headquarters announced I Ola ted German batteries at Vltssmgen (Flushing) on Wal-lcheren island are the sole guns now menacing the port. These urn
Scouts $11,000, Girl Scouts $2,500, side Abilene, from Hardin-Slm-
Young Women's Christian Association $5,000. and Salvation Army *4,500 to meet their needs for another year.
mons university and McMurry col lege and from other donors.
The women's division of the campaign, headed by Mrs. L. E Dud-
BSU CONCLUDES ANNUAL STATE MEETING TODAY
With leaders declaring session* a-( officers are mcng the most successful In the his- —‘ tory of the organization, the Texas Baptist Student union will conclude its annual meeting today at the University Baptist church with three services.
Delegates, which number almost 1,000, will assemble in the Hardin-Simmons university stadium at 7:30 a m. for a sunrise service to be addressed by Dr. Baker James Can-then of China. Special music is to be provided by a HSU quartette and B. O. Baker of East Texas Baptist college will lead group singing
Following breakfast in the university cafeteria, all will a*tend Sunday Schcol. Dr. Waller H. McKenzie, secretary of the United Texas Drys. to bring a message, Prediction
the following report last night: Contributions in this
campaign ......... $69,261.69
Credit for excess above quota In 1943 campaign .............. 2,374 00
Total to date ....... $71,635.69
enlistment vice president, Betty Floyd, Texas Tech, social vice president; Claudia Webb of Abilene and TSCW, devotional vice president: Total quotas Evelyn Harris, Nacagdcches, secretary; and Darrell Calendar, Huntsville,’ treasurer, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cravens of Hardin-Simmons was named state music chairman and Miss Eva Rudd a faculty adviser.
The annual banquet was held last night iii the University church, with Bob Denny of Baylor as toastmaster. Dr. White brought the message and five minute reports on forum sessions were brought by six students. Motion pictures from Ridgecrest were shown at the conclusion.
Dr. M. E. Dodd, paster of the First Baptist church, Shreveport, was a
universities And negroes. Tile total quota for these classifications was S10.3C0 and it wan assured this figure would be exceeded this w'eek.
Horace Condley, treasurer of the, - - - . .,,nPf. . ~ -■ -•
United War Chest campaign, made were expected to be w p . participate
ly. A mine-sweeping and dredging job in th* Schelde estuary also must precede Allied US®J® of Antwerp's facilities.
Farther south on the western front, the situation wax reported to be generally unchanged in American and french sector* of France and Germany.
In the east, four large Russian armies mounting a new offensive into Latvia have reached German lines southeast of Hie Bable port of Llepaja. Berlin sp id. The Red armies' cirl va w?s Rime? ti at flapping many thousands of Gorman troops pocketed along the Baltic coast.
The Russians scored other gain.
I in German East Prussia, Berlin re-ported. Gumbinnen, a road junction town, was under Russian pressure and other advances were made west of Ebenrode on the Kaunas-j Konigsberg highway.
Moscow announced officially last
National War fund.....
Boy Scouts.. $11.000no Girl Scouts .. 2.500.00 y wc a .. .. 5.non no Salvation Army 4.500.00
quota will be $1.055 000
Series E bonds will receive the major emphasis during the drive, as in those of the past.
The Fifth War Loan drive quota of Tnvlor county, which ara* well exceeded, was $3,804,000 and the series E quota $1,255,000.
“Each person will be asked to buy at least one extra $100 war bond as his share in thr drive." Adams said "and I am sure that Texans, with j a hope and r prayer for peace and with memories of five past war loan ! drives and their significance, will ' resoond as always."
(Subscriptions for savings bon* and savings notes proc*ase d | j through the federal reserve banks ; j be*ween Nov. I and Dee', 31 will he ] counted on the Sixth War loan ’ quotas TTiis permits persons em- ; pin'cd in industrial corporations to in (lie drive through th* purchase of bonds acquired bl weekly or srmi-monthlv deductions from their pav during this period.
Securities to he sold are series E F and G laving* bonds: series C savings notes; 2 1-2 percent bonds Of 1966-71; 2 percent bonds of 1952-54 I 1-4 percent notes of 1947: and 7-8 percent certificates of indebtedness.
National over-all quota for the sixth war loan t- $14.bhd.OOO.OOO Of Mrs $5,000,000,000 is to rome from sales to individuals, including F, bonds. Tile other $9,000.000 000 is to rome from other lur.-bank investors.
Yank doughboys ranging freely In all sectors of the island’s great valley. He said Japanese resistance wa* limited to “localized delaying actions." American troops have already swept from their beachheads on the southeast valley coastline to it* northwest extremity. It appeared that th* only refuge for the demoralized Nippon troops was In thf mountains flanking the valley.
An American carrier sustained some damage and casualties during air raid. suposedly off Leyte gulf. Seven of the Japanese planes were shot down by carrier fighters and ack ack.
Radio Tokyo moaned its Leyte land situation was serious with heavy Yank reinforcements pouring ashore
$67,136 00 650.00
On hand over 1944 quotas $ 1,475 69
Husband of Rotan Woman Is Prisoner
ROTAN. Oct 28.—(Spl )—Pfc. Odell McQueen, member of an in-
At the end of the 1943 campaign
armistice with the Allies following an excess above the total quotas (jayS 0f negotiations in the RUS
Iii Greece, British land forces and Greek guerrilla* engaged retreating German troops in battle near Kazan*, 60 miles northwest of Larisa and 40 mites from the Yugoslav border, lighting was reported to have broken out in Salinka. The KAE hit evacuation trains in this area.
night that Bulgaria had .signed an f;intry unit of the 90th division in .... “'ranee, has been officially listed
The only dark spot in the All RI war against Japan was in embattled China There powerful Japanese armies were smashing into the very heart of China’s vital southern defense system.
American airmen In China and from nri' bases on Ieyte Island pursued the Japanese warships that escarped th* Nippon sea disaster la Philippine waters.
Rear \dm. Forrest P. Sherman. Pacific fleet chief of staff. said “it spears that 40 Japanese ships were sunk or crippled.^” Adm. ( hexter \V. Nimbi labeled the actions “the greatest defeat our foes have yet suffered in this war.”
Earlier reports showed at least 27 Japanese warships sen: down or damaged Including three carrier* and IO battleship”.
Radio Tokyo, admitting loss of six fighting vessels, claimed 141 American warships, transports and auxiliaries were sunk or damaged.
I Official American reports list a half j dozen ships lost. including the light carrier Princeton Tokyo said between 20 and 30 ! Yank transports landed re-mforce-ments on Leyte Saturday and added “thus the enemy is throwing id all his strength to determine the fate of the Pacific.’’
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Midland Corporal Wounded October 4
MIDLAND, Oct. 28.—(Bpi.)—Cpl Leonard H. Miller was wounded in action in Germany, October 4 His wife lives in Midland. Corporal Miller was with General Hodges First army. He is now in a hospital In France.
Before entering the army, Corporal Miller was foreman of the paint and body shop for the Elder Chevrolet company.
of Things to Come. Dr. Cauthen will | speaker Saturday afternoon, discus-teach the girls class and Dr. W. R. | sing Winning a Million.
He said the goal of the Southern Baptist convention is to win a million souls to Christ by the end of next year.
“What could be more wonderful”, he said, “than at Christmas time next year to give a crown to Christ the closing session, on which a million souls are placed.
This wrould be wonderful for our was centennial year.
“But what could be worse than to find on that crown a vacant
White, educational secretary of the Sunday School board of the South em Baptist convention and former president of Hardin-Simmons, will teach the boys.
The Rev. W. O. Vaught, pastor cf the University church, will deliver the sermon at
speaking on Thy Will Be Done. Ralph Langley of Baylor
was on hand Tile local committee did not send the War Ches' of Texas the sharp in Hie county’s teal of quotas it would have received until the beginning of the 1944 campaign. This was sent a fpw days! ago and most of it—$2.374 00 was credited by the War Chest of Texas toward the 1044 quota.
Under thp 1944 agreement with the War Chest of Texas the pro rata share due to National War fund raised in excess of the quota will be sent this year.
elected president of the state BSU Saturday, succeeding French ie Bramwell of Southwestern Baptist pronge. a pronge vacant because one , Theological seminary. Other new of us failed to bring a gem to Jesus.
The distribution of the overage will be as follows: National war fund, 65.7 percent’, Boy Scouts, 16.3 percent: Girl Scouts, 3.8 percent; Y.W.C.A. 7 4 percent; Salvation Atimy 6 8 percent.
Last night's pastings on the Chest bulletin hoard beside the WAC Shack headquarters at Third and Pine gave the various groups the
See WAR CHEST Pg. 4, Cot. 5
Albania Organizes New Government
BARI. Italy Oct. 28 - The
Albanian military mission here anil ameed last light that a new Albanian government, headed by Gen. Enver Hcxhn. command
e- of the Albanian army tjonaI lib*ration, was formed Get. 20 in the liberated city of Berat I King Zog, who ruled prior to the German and Italian occupation, nos is in London.
GALLUP FINDS DEMOS WILL OUTVOTE COMBINED GOP, REGULARS
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BY GEORGE GALLUP
Director, American Institute of Public Opinion
PRINCETON, N. J. Oct. 28.—In this vear of political unce’tainties there are still some facts about the public's political behavior that can be regarded with assurance.
Although Institute surveys show Roosevelt and Dewey almost evenly matched in popularity at this time, e v idence from the surveys indicates that the following s h ould come true no matter who wins.
In terms of popular vote percentage, but not necessarily e I ec-toral votes. the election will be
close In comparison with other I 1940 will be New England,
election* since 1900. It will be one of the three elections since then In which the winner polled less than 55 per cent of the popular vote in a two-party race Th» other two were the elections of 1900, when William McKinley, the Republican candidate, won with 53.1 pe** cent of the major party popular vote and 1916, when Wood row Wilson, the Democratic candidate, won with 51.7 per cent.
The most Republican region in the country will continue to be the plains states of Kansas, Nebraska and bouth Dakota. Those states formed the most Republican area in the 1940 election, but in 1936 Maine and Vermont had the honors.
The section which will show' the least defection from Roosevelt since
will show the largest defection from Roosevelt.
Labor union members in both the AFL. and C.IO, will cast a majority of their votes for Roosevelt, but will give Dewey a substantially ame as the rest of the coun- higher percentage of their vote than
Wendell WiUkie in 1940.
The deep South, not counting Hie bi rder states, will remain solid agrin for the Democratic Party. Voter defection from the President in ’he South will be approximately the
in Texas, where a group of ■nti-New Deal Democrats have organized a third party (ailed th** Texas Regulars and placed it on the ballot, President Roosevelt will out-poll the combined Republican and Texas Regular p»rt*es h> a substantial margin.
Of all racial groups in th* popu latio: Italians will show the great
est shift away from Roosevelt.
Of all occupation groups, the farmers, particularly Mid-West farmers, and unskilled -workers
Dewey will carry the small town vote, outside the South, by a substantial majority, wl ile Roosevelt will with few exceptions carry the metropolitan center of the natfhn.
Dew’ey will have a majority among voters 50 ears old and over, while Roosevelt will have a majority in the age group under 30 Roosevelt will poll a slightly higher percentage of the vote among women than among men
The national percentage of votes ca i for third parties will br onr o, the smallest in recent histor.. With servicemen's ballot'- included. the total vole raxt throughout the country for President will approximate that cast iii 1940.
Outside the South, the very best residential districts will, itll few' exceptions, go for Dewey, but will give him a smaller proportion of their vote than Wendell Willkie had in 1940.
On the other hand, the poorei residential districts will, with few i exceptions, go for Roosevelt, bu also by a smaller proportion than I four years ago. In short, the best and poorest residential areas will
as a prisoner of war and held in Stalag A: 7A in Germany, according I to a government message through I the International Red Crass to his v ife here, the former Mildred Carter.
The last letter from McQueen to his wife, written June 15, told of b“ing in the initial invasion of J
On July 14, a telegram from the government to McQueen's parents in Houston, Mr and Mrs. D R. McQueen, informed them that their son was a German prisoner, the information coming from a short wave broadcast, from Germany, and not considered official.
Mrs. McQueen, here, received a message listing her husband as missing in action in France on June 19. Since then there had been no further message until the telegram ' confirming her husband's prisoner of war status.
McQueen entered the army in 1 April, 1942. and was stationed at Camp Berkeley until August, 1943 He married the former Mildred Carter Rotan, Jan. 22, 1943. McQueen's last visit here w’as in January, 1944 to visit his two-month-old son, Donald Roy. He went to England in April, 1944
ROAD TO BERLIN
Bv The As'-ociated Press
Western front. 301 miles ifrom west of Durem.
Russian Front: 304 miles (from Vistula north of Warsaw*.
Italian Front: 558 miles (from south of Bologna).
Thp President will carry the be closer together in their political northern Negro a ole b; a sultan-1 thinking this year than at any time
Airmail Schedules From Here Changed
Airmail schedules from Abilene have been changed, Postmaster O. A. Hale said Saturday.
Mail leaving on the east bound plane must be iii the post office by 5 p. rn., and mail leaving on the west Ijpund plane, by 8 p. rn.
Hamlin Soldier Dies of Wounds
HA MUN, Oct. 28 -<Spl.) -Mr. and Mr Claud Faulkenberry of Hamlin received a message from tile war department announcing th® death of their son, W. J, Faulken* berry, on October 17 He died from wounds received at Noemfoor, New Guinea.
W. J. was born Nov. 27, 1923. He has been in the service for the past two years and was an antiaircraft gunner.
He is sunbed by his father and mother and a brother. Leroy, all of Hamlin; also two sisters. Mrs. Clifford Kinsey of Grand Falls, and I Mrs. John Battle of Alder. Wash. His grandparents, Mrs. J. O Faul-kenberry and Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Rodgers, live here.
Cpl. Robert Brewer Missing In Action
MERKEL. Oct. 28 - Sui '—Cpl, Robert E. Brewer has been missing in action over Germany since October 14. according to a message sent out, by the War Department to Corporal Brewer’s wife, the former Sue Grimes, daughter of Mr. and Mis. De* Grimes of Merkel.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W Brewer of Lubbock and ban been a tail-funner on a B-24. Corporal Brewer has been oveiseas for the past month and a half.
Since leaving for overseas service. Mrs. Brewer has been making her home with her parents at Merkel. She is employed at Camp Barkery as a stenographer rn Re-; gional Hospital.