Abilene Reporter News Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 38

About Abilene Reporter News

  • Publication Name: Abilene Reporter News
  • Location: Abilene, Texas
  • Pages Available: 845,153
  • Years Available: 1917 - 1977
Learn More About This Publication

About NewspaperArchive.com

  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Abilene Reporter News, September 29, 1944

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1944, Abilene, Texas NfWS flMUKK .VOL. LXIV, NO. 103 WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY IT GOES TEXAS. ra.PAT MORK1KS. Japs Lose 36 Planes, 90 Vessels By The Associated Press .Planes of an American'ti.sk force sank or damaged Upwards of 90 Japanese surface craft, including six warships, and wiped out 36 planes in the central Philippines Saturday in the seventh day of such powerhouse attacks to scourge the invasion-menaced archipelago this month. Headquarters announced the results today, raising the "devastation wreaked on the enemy in the Philippines m raids Sept. 8, 20, 21 and 23 to planes destroyed, at least 160 surf arc craft sunk and more .than 200 probably sunk or damaged. Further destruction of enemy shipping was reported by Ken Douglas MacArthur, whose fliers Tuesday sank a ton transport and damaged a freighter-transport m the Sulu archipelago, west of Mindanao in the Philippines. 'The Japanese-losses were announced after Prime Min- ister Churchill had revealed that a large portion of a British fleet is gathered in the Indian' ocean, that there will be m 'line- a high-powered British sea force in the Pacific, battle with the Japanese. _ Prowling Philippine waters unchallenged by the Japa- nese Navy and opposed by waning enemy air strength, Adm. William F. Halsey's Third sent planes Saturday over "islands ringing the Visa- van sea, losing 10 raiders. A destroyer'and three destroy- er escorts were among 22 ships definitely sunk. Others were a 'I troop transport, three large cargo ships, three largo oil tank- ers, six medium cargo ships and five small cargo ships. Two destroyer escorts were among 43 ships damaged, ol which more ,ihan 15 probably sank. "In addition, 20 to 30 small craft sunk or damaged Nazis Predict All-Out Push the North FOR NAZIS IN HOLLAND- British Sh American personnel losses in the raid were five pilots and three crewmen. ft Attacking a seven-ship convoy, an American patrol plane sank a Japanese transport and badly damaged another smaller troopship in the first Allied strlKe over the Sulu archipelago, south- western Philippines, reported today headquarters. This brought to 15 the Japanese ships sunk or damaged in the six days by Southwest Pacific planes They ranged from to A navy Catalina flying boat sighted the Sulu convoy early Wednesday morning. The plane dove anil skipped three 100- pound bombs Inward the largest vessel. The ship exploded, then turned fiercely until she sank In the Sulu sea. Mitchell bombers for the first time hit installations on Djoronga Island, et the southwestern tip of Halma- hera Tuesday night. At the same time '.one enemy fighter strafed -American shipping off occupied Tilorotat Island, northeast of Hal- 'mahera, without causing damage or casualties. Winters Pilot Dies in Action WINTERS. Sept. nd Lt. Kenneth Henslee, pilot of a '-38 fighter p.ane, was killed in ac- ion over Holland April 18, his lother, Mrs. Carl Henslee of Win- ers has been notified .by the War epartment through the Intel-nation ied Cross and the German govern- lent. Mrs. Henslee previously had been notified that he was missing in ctlon. Throuen others in her son's In Train Crash MISSOURI VALLEY, la., Sept. 28 persons are known to be dead, four more are not ex- pected to live and up to 100 are be- lieved to have been injured in a collision tonight between Chicago fe Northwestern passenger anc freight train on the outskirts o: Missouri valley. Editor Dale of the Missouri Valley Times, who gave the casualty figures after In- spectingr the scene, said the Tvreckage was scattered half a mile along the track alter a fast freight and a passenger train, both of the Chicago North- western line, collided. A hospital train from army In .filiations at Omaha arrived to re move dead and injured, many o whom were reported lo be soldtev riding on the passenger train, th No. 10 passenger train en route froir Sioux City, la., to Omaha. Ambu Jances from Omaha as well as Mis Valley also carried away cas ualties. The freight' train, the Calumet which makes ft regular Omaha to Chicago run. plowed Into the fourth or fifth coach of the passenger J'rain, throwing five curs oft the track and on their backs. LONDON, Sept. New Allied airborne landings west of Nijmegen in Holland were reported today by Ger- man which pre- dicted also that the Allies would launch soon another all- out offensive in the Low Countries and in the Reich. The German military radio, soldiers "we must not deceive ourselves into believing; the present lessening tension Is anything more than "a brief asserted the British were massimr for a large-scale of- fensive in the north, and signs of similar preparations were evident In the vicinity of Aachen. Transocean, German news agen- cy, reported the new airborne land- ings along the highway between Nijmegen and Shertogenbosch in an Allied effort to the Nij- megen corridor and "drive a wedge Between Germans In the Rhine elta and the Khine-Westphallan ndustrial area, thus neutralizing he whole German northern .flank Another Transocoan broadcast ..aid that "about soldiers are facing each other in the great- est battle of material In the 'world's ilstory" along the frontier from Arnhem in Holland to the Swiss rontier near the Belfort gap. Goebbels told the Germans they still had a chance to win the war i "at this critical stage" thel could prevent a breakthrough into the German industrial areas of the Rhine. SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ,LLIED EXPEDITIONARY "ORCE, Sept. 28 Iff) General isenhower, In his first proclama- on to the people of Gel-many, said oday: 'We come as conquerors but-not s oppressors." Text of the proclamation: "I, OeneralDwight D. Eiserhower, uprehie commander Allied Espe- Itionary force, do hereby proclaim s follows: 1. The Allied forces serving un- LT. KENNETH HENSLEE squadron, Mrs. Henslee was In- formed thai, Lieutenant Henslee's plane crashed into the water oft :he coast of Holland. He had been overseas since Jan- uary and had been based in Eng- land. He entered the air force in June. 1942 and received his training Santa Anna, Calif.. Ryan field Tucson, Ariz., Marana Army Air field, Luke field and Gila Bend, Ariz He received his commission Oct. 1 194S. A graduate of Winters high school Lieutenant Henslee was a student at Texas university before entering service. A brother, Sgt. Lee Henslee, is stationed in Hawaii. Two aunts, Mrs. Verna Edmison and Mrs. Bill Berry, reside at Buffalo Gap. Sixth War Loan To Start Nov. 20 WASHINGTON, Sept. Secretary Morgenthau: announced today that the Sixth War Loan wil start Nov. 20 and that the goal wil be closini data of {he'drive'will be 16.; The goal for the last war loan wa and It was over sub scribed by nearly Tuscplqn'.Notified Of Son's Wounding I. D. Burks of Tuscola has been officially notified that her son Pvt. Delbert L. Burks was slight! wounded in France Sept. 1. She previously, had. received letter from her son who said tha he was "getting .along fine an expect to be back In action soon. Private Burks is with the Thir infantry division and fought 1 the invasion ol North Africa an Sicily. He landed in souther France Aug. 15. Private Burks ha been overseas since November, 1942 Forget-Me-Not Week Oct. 8-14 AUSTIN, Sept. Gov. Coke R. Stevenson today proclaim- ed Oct. 8-14 as Forget-Me-Not Week at the request of disabled American veterans. Officer Formerly At Pecos Killed ROSWELL, N. M., Sept. Col. Orin J. Bushey, 50, comman der of the Roswell air Held, an two others from the here wer killed when their AT-7 plane crasl ed three miles east of Weatherford, Tex., last night. Bushey was transferred here from Pecos, Tex., last Aug. 22. MORNING Vnlttd Press FIVE CENTS Trap WE COME TO ERASE NAZIS, IKE 1ELLS GERMAN NATION er my comman itered Germany. We come as conquerors, but not as oppressors. 'In the area of Germany oc- cupied by the forces under my command .we .shall obliterate Naziism and German militarism. We shall overthrow the Nazi rule, dissolve the Nail party and abolish the cruel, oppressive and discriminatory laws and institu- tions which the party has cre- ated. "We shall eradicate that German militarism which, has so often dis- rupted the peave of the world. Mili- tary and party leaders, the Gestapo and others suspected of crimes and atrocities will be tried and, If guilty, punished ns they deserve. Supreme legislative, judicial and executive authority and pow- ers within the occupied territory are vested in me as supreme commander of the Allied forces and as military governor, and the military govern- ment is established to exercise these powers under my direction. "3. All German court? and edu- cational institutions within the oc- cupied territory arc suspended. The Wolkseerichtshof, the Sonderger- ichte, the SS police courts and ovhci' special courts are deprived of au- thority through the occupied terri- tory. Reopening of the criminal and civil courts and educational insti- titlons will bs authorized when con- ditions permit. "All officials are charged with tne duty of remaining at their posts un- til further orders, and obeying and enforcing all orders or directions of military government o the Allied Riithoities addressed to the German government or the German people." Soviet Troops Storm Into Czechoslovokia Gains Made n Hungary Finns Chase Nazis STOCKHOLM, Sept. Ret. eating Germans blew up bridg- es anft burned v'ltages as Finnish troops seeking to drive them out of northern Finland crossed the River Iljoki and advanced toward Olhava, on the Bothnian gulf, a communique reported today. FRONT WITH MAULDIN Red Devil Chief Escapes Enemy LONDON. Sept. The War oHlce disclosed tonight that the Germans had captured the general commanding the British "Red Devils" in the Arnhem pocket, but he escaped. Mai. Gen. S. Urquhart, of thp British airborne division "is believed to have been In enemy hands B short t'.rr.e subsequent- ly escaped and now is the announcement said, _ oCitadei Captured WITH THE CANADIANS BE- FORE CALAIS, Prance, Sept. Infantry cnptured to- day the Calais dtadel, where the British made their heroic last stand three American In personnel, {our ,tq 1-? In dW- ilo'hs" Casualties' In Wiled, wnuhded and ijilsslnj; British' ''upwards' of" Churchill said American and British casualties closely followed proportions' of numbers employed; Argentina Bars War Criminals BUENOS AIRES, Sept. The foreign office announced to- night that Argentina liad tnfonn- id Britain that war criminals would >e barred from this country and vould be prohibited from deposit- ing funds or acquiring property here. WASHINGTON, Sept. Secretary Hull renewed and em- phasized today this nation's warn- ing against any neutral granting asylum to Axis war criminals, but there Is little dispo.si.ion here to believe any country will actually The' indicated penalties are too tough.. The secretary pointed that up In today's statement with the assertion that-relallons between this nation and any such coun- try "woull be adversely affect- ed for years to come." Willie months of diplomatic rep- resentations have brought a direct commitment against harboring the wanted men of the Axis from only one true the common belief here is that most other countries are rrurely reluc- tant to take a flat-footed position Russia took its own turn on the screws with a statement spbnsorec by the embassy here that Soviet influence in postwar settlement furnishe? "the best guarantee" that Adolf Hltlpr will not be able to copy Kaiser Willielm's example anc escape punishment. gottn blast 'eni put. Thiy found out we leed prUoncn Temperature Tumbles After Showers. Here Rains in Abilene and vlcinll. came to an abrupt halt yesterday except for heavy mist, as tempera- tures went tumbling down. Tin highest for the 24 hour period wa. 11 degrees, while the low header last night for a few degrees unde tile lowest degrees. Cooler and clearing Is the fore cast for today .throughout East and West Texas. Yesterday's trend was In kcepin; with that for the same day in 1943 n-hcn the high was 71 and the low 58. 11 Are Killed in Liberator Crash ALBUQUERQUE, N. M, Sept. 23 officers and three en listed men from Klrtland Held wer killed when their four-englned B-2 bomber crashed and burned 23 mile cast of Tucumcarl, N, M., last night the field commandant announce today. The ship returning here on combat training flight. Names o the dead were withheld pcndln notification of relatives. Sky Battles Savage; Abilenian Is in Midst LONDON, Friday, Sept. 29 troops yester- ay fought their way nearly tiree miles inside Czechoslo- akia through the Lupkow ass from Poland, and Buda- >est said that other mobile lussian forces attacking on a 00-rnile front had punched ut gains in southeastern Hun- ary. Berlin also said that Russian troops had croSLJd from Ro- mania Into Yugoslavia at a. point east of Belgrade, Yugo- slav capital. A communique broadcast by Mos- ow and recorded by the Soviet monitor included: Vydran, ft Czechp- lovak rail station, in a list of 30 ocallties captured, by Col. Gen. van Petrov's Fourth Ukraine army Hacking in the east Beskld moun- ains. Lupkow, on the Polish side of he pass seven miles southeast of 'ydran, also was captured; and a Hungarian communique told of ighting in this area only 43 miles rom northern Hungary. Enemy reports said that Mar- shal Rodion Y. Malinovsky, commander of the combined Russian antl Romanian forces, was using 30 divisions or up- wards of 300.000 men In an of- fensive which has reached to within 15 miles of gary's second city, and to with- in 102 miles of the capital at Budapest. One Stockholm dispatch quoting he German- ontrolled Scandinav- an telegraph bureau said the Rus- lans were more than 30 inliss In- ,ide Hungary and were by-passinp 3zeged in their smash toward Budapest. One hundred lilty miles southeast of imperilled Szeged, other Red army troops had crossed the Dan- ube river at Orsova and entered Yugoslavia, the German high com mand's communique said. Orsova. is ion miles east ol Bel- grade, Yugoslav capital, and at the :op of the Iron Gatt -iver passage Roby Pilot Is Killed in Italy .ROSY, Sept. Second. Lt rwh B. Terry. 10, a P-51 Mus- ang was killed in a jlano accident In Italy Sept. 14th, he War department has notified lis parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Stuart Terry o.r Longworth, new here. The message stated a letter of detailed information would follow. lieutenant Terry, with the 317th ighter squadron of the 325th OPA to File Suits In Beef Upgrading DALLAS. Sept. Of flee of Price administration sail today that civil and criminal suit, would be filed tomorrow agalns 166 slaughterers, wholesalers am other handlers of meat in fou southwestern states for violation o price regulations. Some of the suit were scheduled for filing this after noon. This action was mapped by OPA' enforcement division to btat down the black market In meat prices be fore the anticipated supply shortag grows more acute this winter, Wil Ham A. (Bill) Orth, regional admin in.strator, Dallas, declared. The suils, mostly civil, will b filed by district oflicers in Texaj Oklahoma, Missouri and Louisiana Included among the cases will b several for treble damages totalin about Orth said. Charges of upgradins utility o Grade C meat to grade A, and grad B to grade AA. will account lor th bulk of complaints and- application foi injunctions, Orth said. Employers to Get New Rules on Tax DALLAS, Sept. ers will be notified Saturday of sev oral changes In the withholding r taxes from salaries, S. L. May assistant collector of internal rove nue, said here today. Under the new law all employe from whose salaries withholding are made will he required to fill 01 a new exemption form by Dec. so employers may begin the ne chedulc by Jan. 1. New tables fo .axes will be Issued between Oc 15 ind Nov. 1, Mayo said, LONDON, Sept. ky battles were fought over Ger- lany again today as the luftwaffe ought to stem the mass Allied erial'assault which carried through s fourth consecutive day and cost ie U. S. Eighth air force 40 heavy oombers and 12 fighters. Allied planes of every sort swept across the continent in widespread attacks against Nazi Industrial and supply targets, but the day's principal bluffs were struck by more than Fortresses and Liberators and 700 escorting fighlers of the Eighth air force against Magde- burg, Kassel and Merseburg In central Ocrmany. The German air force reslstec viciously and flak was heavy at many points. A communique said some of the missing American fighters may have landed in friendly territory, but the figures announced brought the two da-; losses of the Eighth air force to 01 heavy bombers and 19 fighters Thirty-six German fighters were shot down today, 26 by American escorts and '10 by bomber gunners, bringing tha two-day score of the air bat- tles to 77 Nail planes lost. Bombs' crashed Into Kassel fo: the third time in 24 hours as tin LT. DON B. TERUV third United force struck States bomber las! the Henschcl tank works. The Ruhr industrial cente was bombed In an American day light raid yesterday and. the Roya Air Force went back last night in side jab to the heavy attack 01 Kaisrrlaulcrn. SUif S5t. a'cnmltz of Woocllanr Calif., said there was "a lot of flak over Kassel, but filers in other for matioas said their Liberators me only'meagre gunfire. Corp. Howard Tlioman, (1000 Foiilac Avc.) Abilene, TPX., said tbc flak was as roiiRb as I have ever seen" over Draft Dodgers to Lose Citizenship WASHINGTON, Sept. Prrsident Roosevelt signed 27 bii into law one whlc crcau'ii group nf "men without country." The measure provides that pe: sons who left this country to evat military service shall lose their ri iMiishlp and be denied readmisslo to the country. In such cases, justli department officials said, the pc i aeparuntiiu fighter group, was attached to the usually can not achieve clt 15th AAF in Italy. He entered ac- tive combat on Aug. 17th and had flown 11 combat missions over Ro- mania. Poland, Germany, Hungary, Yugoslavia. He had been awarded ths Air Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster. Born at Longworth on March 26, 1925, Lieutenant Terry graduated from Roby high school in 1942. lit attended Texas Tech at Lubbock one semester uufore e.ilisrmfc In the Air Corps In February, 1943. He trained at San Antonio, Pine Bluff, Ark.. Independence, Kan., and Mission, Tex., where he re- ceived his commission and wings on Feb. 8. ;944. Lieutenant Terry took transition training in Florida before going ovcrsear, July 1, 1944 to Italy. Last letter from the lieutenant was received Sept. 10th. Besides his parents, he Is sur- vived by two sisters, Mrs. B. T. Terry of New Orleans, La., Mrs. Roy Smith of route 1, Roby: one brother. First Lt. Jesse S. Terry Jr., 23. pilot of a C-47 based In India on the India-China Trans- port command. ommies Hit last, North, West at Foe SUPREME HEADQUAHT- RS ALLIED EXPEDITION- ARY FORCE, Sept. 'he British Second army ashed out east, west and orth tonight in drives to pin e r h a p s Germans gainst the sea in western Hoi-, and and menace German soil long a 15-mile front little nore than 10 miles from the orthern end of the" Siegfried Ine at Kleve. Powerful elements of LL.Gtn. Miles C. Dempsey's the apex ol a 460-mile front where Prime Minister Churchill said to Allied fighting: men were moved up along the Maaa river. They were distributed over neandering front of 15 miles from Ouyk, 11 miles southwest of Kleve, outhward to Vlerltngsbeek, -in the west of the Maas where It ;lnds from three to five miles from he German frontier, Associated Press correspondent Eogcr Greens eported. Westward from the Dutch corri- dor the Tommies fought forward an- ofhcr live miles to within five of the highway center of Hertogen- bosch, which Is 25 miles southwest of the main Allied crossing of the Waal Rhine at' Nijmegen and 18 miles northwest of the at Eindhoven. i On the north they widened to nVies thelr-hold on-the north branch of the Rhine south and west, of ,helr Ill-fated Arnhem foothold, -.arrowing to about 25 miles lha dry land route of escape tor the bltf German force walled off. south of lissel Meer (formerly the Zulder Churchill estimated this force of Germans at 200.000 and declared their "destruction or capture may now be clfc-med highly probable." (Failure of the British to hold the .imall bridgehead across the Neder Rhine at Arnhem, however, bright- ened German prospects of pulling out of Ihls sector.) T The U. S. First army kept up pressure by fighting all the way through the pillbox-studded, gun bristling Huiigen forest southeasb of Aachen to within 27 miles of tha big German Rhineland industrial city of Cologne. On the soutli the U. S. Third army crushed three heavy counterattacks near SIctz and east of Nancy, but was driven from a bridge before moat- rort Driant, frusrdlnff iVIeU'n v.c.vlern approaches along: Hie Moselle rlvrr. The U. S. Seventh army on thd extreme southern end of the front slugged forward toward Brtfort, tak- ing along an arc 10 to 13 miles from that gateway to the up- The Weather nEPAimtKNT OF COMMERCE IVF.ATMf.R nURKAIJ Anil.KNR ANH VICINITV AN'I> EAST TEXAS: rifurlnr cioltr Saturday and roM. H'BST TEXAS: r.ir and rn-.l IH- Snlurd.y .'air wrmer In -wed- 1t and fil. liiw irmprraturfa In ft Illcti And Inw lame 71 and fta. Punrlie tnornlnci Suniet lonliM: y lEffiNTBBO-a line" indicates the A leiI .altcnt reaching to the Ncdcr Rhine at Arnhem. Arrows show drives. British arc ranged along the south he Ncder Rhine from Arnhem to Hcteren and the base of their wedge Ihe cap- ;