Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 221, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 26, 1944 Page: 1 of 6

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13 OF 70 AIR
Japanese radio — probably in
ihe customary understatement—
says the now 15-29 raid on Man
churia inflicted slight damage.
The pnemy broadcast acknow-
ledge damage to harbor instal-
lations at Dairen— the big port
city at the head of the Yellow
Sea—and also admits damage to
two major steel cities— Anshan
and Penshihu. According to Tok
yo, the Superfortresses also hit
at several Japanese-held cities
in China.
The enemy claims l.'i of 70
attacking planes were shot
down However, these are only
Japanese claims. So far, the war
department has announced only
That B-29 Superfortresses smash-
ed at military targets in Man-
Observers believe that
some of (lie action reported
over China may have been
diversionary raids (o lure Ja-
panese planes away from the
main Maiieliiirian targets.
Elsewhere in East Asia, Lib-
erators sank a tanker and dam-
aged a cargo vessel in the
Straits of Formosa yesterday.
Other bombers and fighters
struck St Japanese river ship-
ping and supply dumps ii) wide-
spread raids over China and in-
In the Patau Islands. Ameri-
can invaders of Peleliu appar-
ently have run into stiffer oppo-
sition in the final phase of the
campaign. An undisclosed num-
ber of army troops have joined
I\1rl!"tIUJo--rr . fi^l 11 i rt U q .
val bombers are striking at
Japanese shipping ' to forestall
Japanese attempts at reinforce
However, the Japanese say
(heir embattled garrison on
Peleliu received reinforce-
ments on Saturday, aud
their counter-attacks have
been stepped up.
In Washington, the command-
er of Australia's military forces
warnr, against the smug belief
that Japanese military might
will crack when the Nazis fall.
General Sir Thomas Blarney
says that 90,000 of the enemy
have been by-passed in tin-
New Guinea and Solomon
lands areas. But
that tens of thou:
main to be destro
Jaycees Begin Sale j
01 Season football !
Tickets Here Today i
A drive to sell season tickets to j
the four Mustang football games'
to he played at home got un- J
rierway Tuesday noon, sponsored i
by members of the Sweetwater |
Junior Chamber of Commerce. !
Headquarters were established!
in ihi* Goodyear Service Store,'
managed by Dave Floyd, vice
president, of the .lacyees, with
members of the organization,
making a personal solicitation of j
all downtown business houses. >
Ticket's to the four games cost.'
the purchaser $H.G(). One of the !
principal arguments for the j
purchase of season tickets is the.
tact that fans who buy them are j
always assured of the same good
seats at the home games, anil
season tickets eliminate the
bother of having to buy reserved
seats for the different games.
Jaycees solicitors will eb pro-
vided with a diagram of the
stadium. The purchaser will be
given his choice of seats, pay the
solicitor $3,60 and the tickets will
then be delivered to him.
The Jaycees also plan to sell
tickets-to the Sweetwater-Brown
wod game Friday night.
If season tickets are not pro-
cured this week, those wanting
them will still be able to get
them, lor $2.70 for the three
games, after this week. The/
are to be available at the Good-
year store.
Members of the Junior Cham
ber of Commerce agreed to spoil
sor the season ticket sale as a
means of showing the fans,
coaches and players that
are hacking the Mustangs to the
limit this year
Resiiles the Brown wood game,
I other home games are with Mid-
I land, San Angelo and Big Spring.
The Mustangs opened the sea-
i son last Thursday with a deci-
sive 27-0 win over the Masons
of Ala .Hiic l^ome. The Brown
| wood. Midland and San Angelo
| games are due to be three of the
toughest games the Mustangs:
will play this season.
Sweetwater Reporter
he points
sands more
United War Che
Drive Opens Here
On October 10
I ji onn<
v. ■ ii k was laid foi t h •
nited War Chest Drive
night at a planning
heliI in the Club Cafe.
■ i wo men led by Char
n, regional director: T.
n Nolan county over all
and Irving l.eeb, city
in discussed plans
annua! t
Mo nda "
mi etitv
dining r
if Paxt
'J. John
wide ehf
at dinner.
Commit tees were named for
the. entire city wide campaign
Big gifts committee for securing
larger donors is composed ol II
M Simmons, chairman and Be-
laud Glass co-chairman Th •
i i.miitittee will begin working oil
till drive today
Counts and city general drive
v ;: 1 begin Oct 10
47fh Year
MOSCOW —(UP) — The Ber-
lin radio reports that, the Red
Army lias completed the occupa-
tion of Estonia, the northern
most Baltic state.
Now the knockout, blow is
about to fall on Riga, the ^apitai
of Latvia. A Russian communj
que reports that the Germans
are throwing the last ounce of
their Baltic strength into the
fierce battle for Riga's main air-
drome. Red army tanks and Rus-
sian assault planes are attacking
the hold-out enemy forces.
The Itussians already
have gained control of the
main roatls ami railway
junctions leading out of Hi-
ga. The Germans are clear-
ing nut as best they can by
secondary roads.
Even there, they're running|
into trouble. Red army armored'
, and mobile forces are lashing
they i into the German rear guard, if
that rear guard breaks, the main
Ci'i.iuan garrison, will be litrmnt
ed in!
There still is no word from the
Russians about their progress
in the south. They have not. con-
firmed the Romanian report
that Rod forces have crossed the
Hungarian border. Nor have
they confirmed reports that
Russian units have entered Slo-
vakia. Although a Russian com-
munique says that a town three
miles from the Slovak hoitler
has been taken
Farther south, Marshal Tito
rop.-rts that the Partisans have
"West Texas.' Bead in."
tou 11
thai (
ii a
lHI11 n
I.-.I of Bel
olisli communique report .-
a neraI Bor's army has re
part of Warsaw.
J. D. Crowe Dies
At 80; Rites To
Be Wednesday
James I )avid < rijwp, 80,
fivp *I Arkansas and n
of SwpC'twai.er for l'.J year
at 11 |>. in.. Monday ;«t the
water lifrispilal.
He had sorV d tr r uiLinv
;i na-
, died
County Farm I abor
Situation Good
Says Templeton
• or
the first time in several
years Nolan county cotton grow
11 have adeciuate labor to b?
gin liarvesting their crops.
M B Te'inpietou, county farm
agent, -aid today that short crops
in South Texas and in soma
parts ui the plains had brought
iaboi here in search of work
earlier thi; year than in many
Another aid to the farmer if
the fact that Nolan county s
crops are spotted, thus relievin.j
the labor problem- Many farms
have cotton open and ready to
pick, while directly across the
highway aceage is opening slow-
ly This is- due to the rains. Some
cotton will lie late maturing this
Approximately 50 per cent of
the cotton in this immediate
vicinity is being picked, he stat
I'HOMOTEII — t harlcs Burke,
plant engineer for" the Sweet-
water office of the Bone Star
tins I o., Since Sept. I'CtK,
uill leave soon to assume du-
ties as manager of .Hie Cisco
office. The transfer is a pro-
motion for Bnrke. lie has lieen
with the company for I
years. While here lie has been
prominent ly associated with
the Lions and is retiring pre-
sident of the .la.vcees. lie con-
< bed high school baseball la1}
summer and took actixe part
in the volleyball tourney.
Iturke will be succeeded liere
by C. I'. Calloway of Blectra.
Mr. Calloway's wife and soh,
John Lee, -1, will loin lilm
here October I.
peace i
state lie an
ved their (
niversary sc
lives at till
four sons. 'I
R. T„ and J.
I , C of W I
I Mrs
vera I
in his native
Crowe ob«er-
Wrdding an-
vears ago.
ia m
M„ i
,vidow who
louston Street:
it' Sweetwater:
f Houston, and
Is;u i. and one
[daughter. Mrs Ruth Hill
| I'anipa. Another daughter.
W. 1. Wilson, died a vear
Tlire are 13 ciaiidchildrei
I great grandchildren and
. s islet's.
1 Funeral sen ices will be
'at lo a. in.. Wednesday at
Funeral home with the
Clifford W. William-;, pa
the Presbyterian church,
cialinz. Wells will direct
ment in the city cemetery.
Bearers are Raymond IP
I Delas Reeves, I W
den Busby, Ellis Me
'Gus Wcoins
n. six
t wo
or or
fill pack
bed roll, and gas mask
first WACs arrived in Pari
one week after its liberation.
French men and women I in
ed the sidewalks cheering ami
shaking hands with the WACs
One WAC gazed wistfully at
gay clothes of the French
Staff Set
Gorman; (
side and
Jones of
Mary D. Stewart of
'orporal Lillian White
Private Btidora V
Houston, Sergt. Ruby
I lie
M. O'Neal of Mount Pie
Private First Class Ellen F.
.Ionian of Pareton; Sgi Bnbbv .1.
Taylor of Robert Bee: Bernice
M. Henry and Viola Bobbins of
clothes of the French San Antonio; Corporal Evelyn
women. "I have ahva.v: dream G. Daniel) of Seminole, Second
ed of going to Paris some day." Bieutenant Lillian G Courtney
she said. "But I never thought of Temple: Corporal Gladys A.
that I would look like this when Self of Tioga; Sergeant Ella Wer
I arrived." till of Tyler, and Corporal Nor
Among the first WACs to ma I). Bunton of Zapata.
arrive were from Texas: Sergt. I From New Mexico came Pvt
Dorother B. Roberto of Bonham; Doris I Nieml of Albuquerque;
Pfe. Helen B. Lehmnn, of Cor- Pvt. Katherine Clark of Gallup,
pus Christi; Corporal Mary L. and Sergt. Margaret Sprunk of
Higgenbotham of Crosbyton; Silver City.
Sweetwater, Texas, i uesckiy, ..epi
No. 22T
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S. \ XK
.bo iii
! iglith Air Force Liberators release
. Gliders nail collapsed para-
\ Teleplioto.i
Dewey Says FOR
White House Record
Is Desperately Bad
Argentina To
Be Passed Up
By U.S. Boats
United States virtually has bro-
ken off trade relations with Ar-
The state department has an-
nounced that American ships
coming north from South Am-
erica will be prohibited from
j stopping at Argentine ports.
I For more than a year, ships
• going south have been prohib-
| ited from stopping in Argentina
j —whose government has been
I branded as Fascist' by Secretary
of State Hull.
So American ships now are
| forbidden to take goods to Ar-
Igentina and ro bring goods from
I that country to the United Sta-
I tes.
! The state department says the j
i diversion of ships from the Ar- j
J gentine run is a result of war re-
j quirements". At the same time,
the department makes it clear |
that countries contributing to
I the Allied cause will get sympa-
thetic consideration in the use
| of American ships.
| Thus, the action clearly is an-
| other step in the United States
i "get tough" policy against Ar-
gentina for her failure to coop-
! erate with other American na-
tions in the fight against the
] Axis.
V —-
Musical Program
Heard By Lions
Christine Shannon, new heal
; of vocal music in the Sweetwa-
ter clubs, and Bill Bobrick, direc-
j i,or of iusirup;ient_al musiq in
; Newman high, 'junior high 'ffri-i
grade schools, entertained mem-
PARTS - (UP) — General Eis-
enhower's headquarters an-
nounces that German casualties
on the western front since D-
Day are estimated at more than
The offiical estimate is that
the Allied march from the Nor-
mandy beaches to Germany has
co.-i the German army 500,000
troops captured, 100,000 kilied
and 200,000 wounded seriously.
Meanwhile, supreme nead-
quartei> has clamped a security
censorship on the wild battle in
Holland and the fate of the
trapped British force at Arn-
Berlin claims ttu> atv*-
borne troops at Arnhem
have been iiijiiidated com-
pletely. Enemy reports aisr
claim that he N'a/.is again
have cut the supply road to
the Arnheni forces.
The reports of course ara
unconfirmed. But the Britisn
Second armv already has clear-
ed away one road block the Get-
mans had dropped across its thin
supply lane stretching north
through Holland
Official spokesmen sav supply
i columns rolling through that
valley must run the gauniiet of
intense German shell-fire to the
south bank of the Rhine. There,
the British Second army is build
ing up a powerful relief column
in plain view of the paratroops
trapped on the opposite hank.
Field dispatches reveal that
the" sky "traps' "KaVe'Tost 'the
northern end of the Arnherr.
bers of the Lions club at noon i bridge. The fight now is focused
Governor Dewi
last night that
white house re
ly bad."
the most
CI TV —■( Un-
charged her?
'Mr. Roosevelt's
nil is desperate
in tne most bitter speech of
his campaign — delivered at
Oklahoma ' it.\ tonight the
GOP presidential candidate huvl
ed back the president's charges
in '" aud anil 'taLehood". H'J
lied t'i a republican victory
hie!: lie aid '.lid ft'- tOt-'
in tin- white house so
pup.i ii , ord can be
' \ lid f hat Rooms*
|h r < Ii la* I Sati r«!:iy
ii. t ■'intid-sling'iug,
:t ml w isivrarks."
mtfcgi i' •
i i :«I 11
\ i ll'
u a
i «1 i
f>i« iftiMi-
hi Indian
i )klahu;
on ii. .
til i • > r
vvai* j i
he wiil
. ubjecl
I e\\'
•' j i i t • 11! *
must :
I It'll ! ni
r • . or!: "/ivernor v/enl
• that lit hadn't intend
■ i:j• the president's pre
Ltration record, bur. that
iriiig it up now that Mr
i ha mi titioneiI the
•\ tl i n named specific in-
out i mg tiblie tate-
of .line the nev. i eai's
ndent follower.-. For ex-
I'nur month before Pearl
according to Dewey,
r Hart's 'I nimaii told the
i hat our dcfeti e program
v.. in a shocking tate, and that
the responsibility for that t>e-
Imiged in iht whiti bouse
added "m .lanuary,
ibliely called for a tv o-
\\ and Mr Boosi.'i'elt
today at the Bankhead Cafe.
Miss Shannon, accompanied
by Emma Joyner, of the .1. P
Cowen faculty, sang Beyond the
Klue Horizon and Smoke Gets I
In Your Eyes.
Bobrick, accompanied by Thur- j
man Morrison at. the piano, pre-
sented Cane Break, Ask My Dear j
Mother and Stardust as violin j
numbers. And played fiddle:
times as encores.
R S. Covey, city school super
intendent, was program chair
man. i'leo Tatter, president
lit e-sideil. Mack Alexander, Mu.->
tang loach traced bits of the
Masonic Home game and said;
that the team look good againv.1
light opposition, but he was
-.fraid uf Brownwood - six foot I
lour-inch Bill Lambert, an end
Tin Ponies will play the Lions
here l-viday night
"We came through the Mason
ic game without injuries," )•• •!
declared. Coach Alexander said
ti.. him that was an importan'
ar a \ ictorv. Boh l ooke announr
ed th. Jaycee season ticket sale
beginning today. The price for j
the season is S3.60.
Guest- introduced b> -V 1J
Crowder, included Morris Book-;1
chief commissary steward ani;
Bankhead Cafe owner, who is
home on leave from the navy, j
Willis W Critz and Uec Crowd ;
I .ewe;
!'■!(:, I I
ceari n
i, we
Lassitude' May Cause
Mew WPA Program,
claimed, Worns Col Carey
"Then as j
TAKJi; t t \ I'.ll KiltlM iM MV ..TT.\t"KS- -Womided British
siililieiv in Mnbaml lake miut iltiiin:; eneiuy ittack-. on ,i eon-
vol between Einilbuven and Vi.inirgcii latiUs iiiul T>iiltoons
anil I he cunvii) proeeeded mi. Iltiilish
H idlotelephoto ironi S KA Ttliphoto.)
dro\e the attacker- nil
photo via Signal Corps
'! in ri'pidilicaii l aniti-
ihiti tin ii took up his
(barges that the Koosevelt
:n"iiiiiiislralion was respon-
sll'le for iit<- length of the
ilepiesf ion. lie emphasized
those charges and claimed
that iin- depression contin-
ued despite the new deal's
control —ami we're —"more
iiiniie.i and more power"
than mi) previoUH adminis-
tration in history.
Tin GOP standard bearer lit',
again at he indispensable man"
issue He called the president —
"indispensable only to a host of
ipo'itHal job-holders." "Indispen
I able," he continued, "to city bon-
| ses. communists and career bu-
reaucrats which today compose
| the new deal." (
The governor mentioned mud-
slinging again in his conclusion,
and said that he would never
descend to that. He continued:
'1 will never divide America."
Then he added: "in other nations
the product of such discord has
been communism or fascism.
We must never reap that har-
est in America."
ST PAUL Minn. (1'Pi —Col-
W M Carey says that another
WPA-type program is certain to
follow the war, if what he calls
the "current prevailing publii
lassitude" toward planning for
the post-war public works con
t in ites.
West Texas — Considerable
scattered showers and local
thunder storms this afternoon,
tonight and Wednesdav
Galveston News Supports Republican
Candidate for President lot First
time In Its 108-Year History
the first time in its 108 year
history the Galveston News
is on the editorial record as
supporting a Republican pre
sidential candidate.
An editorial in the News
commented thus on the
state supreme court action
in ruling off the general
election ballot the 15 anti-
Roosevelt electors:
"Possibly it. is just as well
that the controversy turned
out as it did. Texans are
now offered a clear choice
between the socialistic regi-
mentation of the Roosevelt
regime and a return to Am-
erican principles under the
presidency of a progressive
"Saturday's state supreme
court decision upholding the
pro ■ Roosevelt presidential
electors leaves Texas anti-
new deal democrats no rea-
sonable choice but to vote
for Governor Dewev, the
republican presidential can-
around a railway span two miles
to the west All reports add up
to one conclusion — the thinn-
ing band of sky troopers must
he relieved soon if it's to be sav-
ed from death or capture
PARIS (UP) — General Eis-
enhower has placed a blackout
on all war news from Holland.
This means that we won't re-
ceive any immediate word of
the situation around Arnhem, the
sector where, at last report, trap-
ped Allied paratroops were in
desperate circumstances. The
con e.spondents assigned to Gen-
eral Eisenhower's Headquarters
have been forbidden even to
speculate on the course of the
Arnhem battle
The secrecy according to Al-
lied headquarters, has been im-
posed to screen Allied moves
from the enemy. In the words
of spokesmen, the Allied situa-
tion hac become extremely fluid.
The British have lost the north-
ern end ot the bridge at Arn-
hem, a ke.s objective in the air-
borne invasion.
it's disclosed that supplies
-till are pouring northward
irom Eindhoven to Ni.pneg-
i'ii toward Arnhem—but ov-
er secondary roads. The Ger
mans now claim that they
cut tin main road again.
Three times previously the
Germans bad cut the high-
l.ut in each case the Allies
counter-attacked to drive
them off.
A Nazi military spoke man
savs that this time the Karis —
with the aid of tanks — spi.ared
aeros. the highway in what is
described a- considerable width
There is no immediate Allied
confirmation of the claim
Bty late: t dispatches from Al-
lied headquarters sa,\ British
ami American units are widen-
ing tlie upph corridor that
runs up from the Belgian bord-
At the moment, there's no re-
j port of major changes on the
i American First army front in

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