Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 218, Ed. 1 Friday, September 22, 1944

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Yank Air Attack Strikes Heart Of
Masses Of Armor
Push Near Berlin
break-through at the Dutch town of MJiiicki'ii seems to have
doomed all German hope of stemming General Eisenhower's push
along the Reich frontier.
Front reports say an Allied sweep into the northern plains of
Germany toward Berlin now is in prospect.
British tank columns are reported maintaining a slender life-
line with Allied Airhone units past the northern reaches of the
Rhine at Arnlicm. The town lies nine miles above Xijincgcn.
But the Tommies are swiftly exploiting their gains by rushing
a multitude of tanks and troops through the thin corridor above
Mjniegen. Allied headquarters says British Second Army forces
and American Airborne detachments wiped out the last Nazi re-
sistance in the Dutch stronghold.
Official reports—admittedly lagging behind the battle action—
-j say Allied columns have.moved
y f r j at least two miles beyond Nij-
ranefprt rrnm megen in their drive to the re-
11 III I Ji v>l J I ll/lll lief of the beleaguered Arnhem
A r* IJ parachutist garrison.
Avenger Field
Captain L. R. Zavitz, Avenger
Field check pilot, will leave this
weekend for a new assignment
at Enid, Okla., army air base, it
was announced today by Lt. Rov
P. Ward, commanding officer.
(.'apt. Zavitz served with a
pursuit group in China in 1942
and came to Avenger Field in
April, lie received his Wings and
commission at Mather Field,
Calif., Nov. I!) 11 and went over-
' seas six months later as a fight-
er pilot.
He returned to the states early
in 11)43 and was commander of a
training squadron at Foster
Field, Victoria before reporting
foi his-Avenger assignment. Tho
captain is a former student of
Tulsa and Oklahoma universities
and of Tulsa law school. He and
Mrs. 7:avitz made their home at
007 Josephine while in Sweet-
Rice Promoted To
Vice Presiden!
Colonial Hatchery
William B. Rice, Sweetwater
manager of Colonial Hatcheries,
has been elevated to the vice-
presidency of the company, ac-
cording to word from R. A. Pad-
gett at Shenandoah, Iowa, *
Milo K. Roth, manager of th?
Board of City Development.
Rice, a native of Iowa, joined
the firm in Shenandoah and has
been a member of the board of
directors several years, Pad-
gett pointed out. He came to
Sweetwater from Marion, Ohio,
where lie had been in charge of
Radio Berlin and the Allied-
controlled radio Toulouse say the
British already have made con-
tact with the Arnhem garrison.
A bulletin from London, quot-
ing the Berlin radio says —and
here are Berlin's words: "More
violent than anywhere is the
fighting in burning Arnhem.
This indicates that Allied troops
have driven into the strategic
town above the Rhine.
Pooled dispatches filed late
yesterday from the Arnhem sec-
tor report British artillery rea-
ched the area just south of the
Rhine—and is shelling German
assault positions around the
hard-pressed sky troops.
In return—Nazi tanks, infan-
try and artillery are battering at
the still not-too-wide British cor-
ridor stretching up 55-miles from
the Belgian border to Arnhem.
These blows are mounting in
Farther west — Allied head-
quarters say.-, British and Am-
erican forces steadily are wid-
ening the base of their salient
jutting across the Belgian-Dutch
border. The Allies have fanned
out lG-miles east of the key
Dutch bastion of Eindhoven and
six miles to the west of Eindho-
Below Eindhoven — machine-
gun squads of the first Ameri-
can army fought the Germans
step by step through the ruins
of Stoiberg. Two-thirds of the
bitterly-defended Nazi town —
which lies six and one-half miles
east of Aachen — is in Yank
hands. But UP War Correspond-
ent .lack Frankish sa.vs the ene-
my has converted it into a "little
Cassino" and German snipers are
Aachen still is under siege.
However, unconfirmed reports
say the Nazis are beginning to
quit the city through a narrow
gap in the American lines u>
the northeast.
On the Third Army front —
General Pattern is sending his
armored divisions lunging east-
ward within 25 miles of the Sieg-
fried line. They ran head-on in-
to a great concentration of
German panzers massed on the
open plains between the cities
of Chateau Salins and Dieuze.
Dieuze is across the German
frontier. The Nazis resumed bat-
tle in the area last night—after
withdrawing yesterday in the
fare of huge tank losses. The
struggle now is in full swing—
with the Americans slowly
pounding eastward and enemy
casualties mounting hourly.
Greatest tank battle of the war
is in progress.
North of the sector, Third ar-
my infantrymen hacked out
small gains in the thickly-pro-
tected region around Sillegn.v—
six miles below Metz. To the
south, other tank and infantry
150 Cotton Qrowers Here
To Determine Ceilings
Approximately 150 cotton
growers from 15 surrounding
counties are meeting here today
in the district courtroom to de-
termine whether cotton ceilings
are wanted in this area.
The conclave Is headed by E.
R. Alexander of the educational
department of Texas A and M
extension service and Jim Pruitt,
acting head of the extension. M.
B. Templeton, Nolan county
farm agent, is local host.
Testimony will be given by
workers, land owners, tenants
and growers. The meeting marks
the third and last in the cotton
growing areas of Texas. Other
sessions have been held in Lub-
bock, Paducah and in Sweetwa-
ter, reaching approximately 70
Among the counties are Schlei-
cher, Nolan, Scurry, Coke, Tay-
lor. McCullough, Callahan, Cole-
man, Mitchell, Midland, Fisher,
Jones, Runnels, Howard and oth-
The session was in progress
early this afternoon.
Sweetwater Reporter
'West Texas' Leading Newspaper"
47th Year
Sweetwater, Texas, Friday, Sept, 22, 1944
No. 218
t'APTl'REi) BRIDGE IN HOLLA NI>—Pre-war viewed" the mile and a hall' long Ni'mcen
bridge raptured intact by British tanks and Allied airborne troops in an 24-h'our battle in Hol-
land. Then tliey blasted a path to relieve a pocket of airboriv" troops locked in a fight for lite
near Arnheim, eight miles to the north. (N EA Teleplioto.)
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BRITISH TROOPS M.YR< i FORWARD—British tanks in the (own cf Valkenswaard on the
way to Eindhoven. (Signal Corps Radiotelephoto from NEA Telephoto.)

DEWEY WELCOMED TO CALIFORNIA—Gov. and Mrs. Thomas E. Dewey,; left, are welcom-
ed to California li.v Gov. and Mrs. Earl Warren a* the GDI* presidential nominee arrived In San
Francisco to make the fifth of his I- scheduled major addresses. (NEA Teleplioto.)
All Time Record Set When Mercury Soars To 100 Thursday
I I fore the temperature was 9 i- To-
The mercury cut up consider- record for Sc| t. 21, according to days weather is continued hot
ably Thursday when it soared to I Judge M C Monroe, volunteer wfi li probably thundershowers
100 degrees, setting an all tlnvj I weather forecaster. The day he-Mn some regions nearby
MITES 27-0
Led by a smooth and swift
passing attack generaled by
Towner Leeper, 135-pound all
district Mustang quarterback,
the Ponies overpowered the
plucky little Masonic Mome Mit-
es Thursday night 27-0 to offi-
cially open their season in Fort
Approximately 7.000 fans paid
admission to see the Mustangs
dark horses in district 3AA, un-
leash a powerhouse on the
ground as well as in the air and
march at will to scoring position
in six minutes after the kickoff.
Mustangs rocked the Mites
back on their heels more than
any other team in history of
their playing. Handicapped bv
the loss of their ace quarterback
Roberts and right guard Mussle-
white, the Masons depended on
Hutto who was a one-man team
all the way Hogan's punting
I was spectacular.
Marching from their own 42
' y> 'be 12 or a succession <*f pow-
I erful line drives and Heaves
! from Leeper the Mustangs drove
to the one with Towner on a
quarterback sneak dashing for
pav dirt. He placekicked.
Next march from their 36 was j
highlighted by Leeper's pheno- j
menal nassine. his last in the
arms of Gerald Scott, good for
20 and a score. Bob Brown
place kicked. Towner's tossing
and Scott's sprints took the Pon-
ies to the six where the quarter-
back drove over for the next tal-
lv. Brown again drop kicked.
Fourth score came after Towner
weaved, cutback and galloped uo
field from his 3*i. lateralinc to El-
rod who drove to the eight. Set
back bv 15-vard clinninc Town-
er then passed to Clyde Bonner,
sub-end in the end zone. Bob's
to was in fine fettle but his kick
was blocked. Feairan hit the line
for manv substantial gains.
Surnrise of the classic was
Abe Lincoln who was piaving his
initial game t center after be-
ing out of uniform for two years
on account of an iniury. Sunerb
blockine was turned in by Ber-
ry. Lambert, nlayine with an
in.iurv. and Gainer. Shirley Hed-
ri'-k lightest guard on the team,
follows his brothers, Johnny and
Buddy, as star material.
Little Bob Brown heaved and
tossed some of the games most
accurate passes. He looked good
in the backfield slot and will see
much action this season.
Elrod, first time on the grid, is
making a fine safety man and
his boots far down the field
looked best since Jake Webster.
Plnv by Play
Masonic Home booted to the
20. David Elrod scooping it up
for a 22-yard return. Johnny Fea-
gan got 10 and a first down and
five more. Gerald Scott hit the
line for four and Leeper made it
a first down passing to Feagan
on the 35. Land threw Towner
for a yard and half loss and
Feagan ran it six.
Finding Dismuke in the open
Towner heaved a beauty in his
arms for a first down. Scott
dashed to the 12. Feagan ramm-
ing the line for five, another
first down and Scott got an ex-
tra three on a powerhouse march
from the 38. Feagan dented the
Mite line for two and Towner,
on a quarterback sneak was ov-
er for the tally. Leeper place-
kicked the point. The score six
minutes after the kickoff was
The Mites took over on the 35
after Scott had kicked out of
bounds and Land got 2, Ilogan
failed, and Hutto was stopped
cold by Elrod. Towner returned
Hutto's punt from the 30 to the
3(i and the march was on. Scott
got two and Towner eight for
a first down. Dropping back
Towner uncorked a long pass to
Dtsmuke for 17 yards, a first
down to the 30. After Feagan
rier planes from Admiral Hal-
sey's fleet are continuing to rake
the military area surrounding
Manila with a thundering bar-
rage of rockets, bombs and ma-
chine-gun fire.
Radio Tokyo says the savage
air attacks—begun when 500 na-
val fliers struck a surprise blow
at the Philippine capital Wed-
nesday—have been kept up with
new raids yesterday and to-
The enemy says 200 planes
hit the Manila area in the latest
The Japanese-controlled Mani-
la radio claims two aircraft car-
riers of the American task for-
ces have been set afire by ene-
my planes.
Meanwhile, the jittery
puppet government has pro-
claimed a state of martial
law throughout the Philip-
pines. Calling the danger of
invasion "imminent," Jose
Laurel's Quisling govern-
warned Filipinos that the
Japanese army and navy
were "standing ready" to
preserve peace and order.
However, millions of loyal
Philippine citizens are prepar-
ing for a national uprising fol-
lowing the appearance of the
powerful American air fleet over
the capital . . . stirring their
hopes of liberation.
Admiral Nimitz says the earl-
ier Manila attack was a super-
lative success. He reveals that
the enemy lost 205 planes and 27
ships—sunk or damaged. Fifteen
American planes were lost but
some of the downed fliers were
rescued and returned to the task
To the east and south of
the Philippine archipelago,
American invasion troops
are helping to build the path
for General MacArthur's re-
turn to Bataan.
Enemy reports say new allied
landings have been made on the
island of Morotai—less than 200
miles from the Philippines.
Radio Tokyo says fresh Amer-
ican troops have landed both
north and south of the beach-
head established by General
MacArthur's forces last Friday.
The Japs claim their planes
damaged an American cruiser,
two supply shpis and numerous
small craft off the Morotai in-
vasion area.
In the Palaus east of the Phil-
ippines —the veteran Marine
First, division on Peleliu is fight-
ing a hand-to-hand battle with
the remnants of the Japanese
garrison holed up in coral
cliffs. The Leathernecks still
say the battle is their worst
since the landing on Tarawa.
Radio Berlin reports that B-
29 Superfortresses have made
another call on the Japanese
homeland. The enemy broadcast
—quoting the Japanese domestic
news agency—says the aerial
battlewagons blasted the island
of Kyushu the same day naval
airmen struck their first blow at
MOSCOW (UP) — Soviet arm-
ored forces have advanced to
within artillery range of Tallinn
—and are swinging in toward
| the Baltic coast below the Eston-
ian capital.
The two-way offensive has
pinned tens of thousands of
German troops into a narrowing
coastal strip between the Red
armies and the guns of the Rus-
sian fleet. The German DNB
news agency admits that the Na-
zis have begun a withdrawal in
northern Estonia.
The vanguard of the famous
Leningrad army drove in from
the east after a swift overnight
advance from positions 48 miles
from the city.
Latest dispatches indicate
the Russians have driven 30
miles in 12 hours to within
about 20 miles of Tallinn.
Front reports say that only
Nazi rearguard detachments —•
u.-ing mines and demolitions —
are opposing '.he Soviet drive.
Another Rusisan army is
crashing toward the coast north-
west of Valga to close off the
highway between Tallinn and
See GERMANS Page 7
Texas Mourns Jim
Ferguson's Death;
Funeral Today
AUSTIN —(UP) — Texas is
mourning officially today with
state building flags half-staffed,
for James PI Ferguson, whom
one legislature impeached while
he was governor and for whom
a later legislature voted an am-
nesty act.
The funeral of the former gov-
ernor will be held from his home
in Austin at 5 o'clock this after-
noon. He died at his home yes-
terday afternoon. Burial will be
in the state cemetery in Austin
"Governor Jim" as he was af-
fectionately known to many ad-
mirers is survived by his wife.
Governor "Ma" Ferguson, the
first woman to be elected gov-
ernor of any state. Between
them the governors Ferguson
were elected to head the state
government four times —a rec-
ord equalled by no other family.
Governor ' Jim" was 73 years
old at his death. He was a team-
ster, miner and railroad bridge
foreman in his early days, but
he studied law in spare moments
and became a successful attor-
ney and banker at Temple.
In 1914, he swept the state as
candidate for governor. He was
impeached early in his second
term on charges of improper de-
posit of state funds and interfer
ence with regents management,
of the University of Texas. A
pardon and a lateramnesty act
were held ineffective to make
him eligible for future state of-
Adriatic Port, Gateway to Po Valley Falls
To Allies; Brenner Pass Next On North Push
ROME (UP) — Rimini, the
Adriatic port and gateway to
the Po Valley in northern Italy,
has been captured. The city was
the eastern anchor of the so-call-
ed German Gothic line.
The fall of the bastion paves
the way for an Allied march to
the cities of north Italy and the
Brenner Pass.
Meanwhile, Fifth army troops
pouring through the breached
central sector of the Gothic line,
have captured the important
road junction of Firenzuola.
They've pushed ahead to take
several dominant hills to the
north. The Yanks now are with-
in a mile of Futa Pass—gateway
through the Apennines.
The little republic of San Mar-
ino in northern Italy has declar-
ed war on Germany and thrown
its 900-man army into action
with the Allies. It's the first time
the republic has been at war in
500 years. San Marino had been
a neutral throughout the war, but
was invaded by the retreating
Germans. British Eighth army
troops have captured the little
republic's capital, also named
San Marino.
Pietro Caruso, former police
chief in Rome and first of the
latliyn fascist criminals to be
convicted for collaborating with
the Germans—was executed by a
firing squad this morning. Caru-
so made an appeal for mercy yes-
terday, but it was rejected by
Crown Prince Humbert.
ROME —(UP) — About 500
American heavy bombers from
Italian bases attacked airdromes
and other targets in the Munich
tirea of Germany today. They al-
so struck at rail yards at Laris
sa. Greece.
NEW YORK — (UP) — An
American radio correspondent
(Blue Network) reported today
that the American first army
has cumpleted the occupation of
Stoiberg. six and one?half miles
east of Aachen in Germany.
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Mustangs Defeat Plucky Masonic Home Mites 27-0 In First Qame Of Season

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