Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 221, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 26, 1944 Page: 4 of 6
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Tuesday. Sept. 26, 1944
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Inc. Enter*.*. w p.wH. — w
if flee In Sweetwater. Texas, Feb. 9,
Rita Weaver, City Editor
Approximately 30 Sweetwater
Sweethearts, chaperoned by Mrs.
W. B. Wetsel, traveling USO
sponsor, will leave at 7 p. m., to-
day for Abilene to be guests at
the' Fifth Street USO fo;1 an en-
The evening's program will be
in charge of the 177th General
Hospital unit. An orchestra, floor
show and refreshments make up
the entertaining features.
* * *
Mrs. Mack Brown of Abilene
was here Monday on business.
The family formerly owned a
Aiken Sees Brighter
Future For Farmer
WASHINGTON <UP) — Re-
publican Senator George Aiken
of Vermont predicts a -ighter
future for the farmer after the
war. But he warns that the na-
tion must never again base its
economy upon a policy of scarci-
Aiken says that only through
a policy of plenty can full em-
ployment and purchasing power
be maintained. He adds, "We
should never again be content to
let 20-million people go hungry
while food rots."
County Judge Delas Reeves
was in Nolan Monday conferring
with Odos Moore, county com-
mjssionor, relative to removal of
property from Highway 80 west
of town. •
Witch Of Delray To
Ask New Trial
DETROIT (UP) — The so-
called "Witch of Delray" will
ask a new trial today.
Mrs. Rose Veres, who was
convicted of murder in 1931, is
asking a review of her case.
She* was convicted in connec-
tion with the mysterious deaths
of 11 men, including her hus-
band, at her rooming house dur-
ing a seven-year span. The state
claimed she killed the men for
their insurance money.
Her Hungarian neighbors, ter-
rorized by the deaths, called tier
the "witch of Delray."
Mrs. R. S. Covey was removed
from the Sweetwater hospital to
her home after medical treat-
ment. Mrs. T. A. Callan, also a
medical patient was dismissed
lifiiin ■■ i,,,.
Nazi propaganda found in an American bookstore in
June, 1942, six months after the United States had declared
war on Germany. This is the sort of weapon with which
the Germans will continue to fight when they go under-
ground for (he coming "war-in-peace."
GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN
By Sigrid Schultz CO| yri«lil, l!H4. by Sluritl Sfhulty.; OInIrilitltod liy Ml* Srrvicc, Inc.
As on American newspaper
correspondent in Berlin from
1919 to 1941, Sigrid Schultz saw
at first h nd the. events that led
from World War I to World War
11. And she saw the behind-the-
scenes preparation for the com-
ing "war-in-peace" that she
warns may culminate in World
War 111. This is the stori/ of
Germany's plans to win the
■peace, plans that even now are
being put into effect.
* ¥ #
T ONG before the Second World
War could be finished, when
in fact it had only really begun,
another war was launched in Ber-
lin. It was not declared, nor
would it ever be, for this was a
secret war, a war within a war.
The men and women who fight
it are both soldiers and civilians.
They take their orders from mili-
tary and civilian leaders of dar-
ing and vision, with wide knowl-
edge of human beings and the
world, and an utter contempt for
anything that does not serve their
common cause—German world
supremacy. These leaders include
military experts, heads of indus-
try and business, scientists, artists,
influential clergymen, women,
professors, and key men in for-
eign countries. They wear no dis-
tinguishing uniform, use no lapel
buttons or mystic handclasps for
identification, but they are in-
escapably bound together by their
community of purpose. As mem-
bers die, or become useless, new
members are added. It is an effi-
cient body. It should be, for it
has been working together to per-
fect its strategy since August,
1918, when General Ludendorfl'
gathered the original conspirators
together to save the German
Since then its membership has
quietly directed the creation of
world-encompassing political and
financial structures. It knows that
the lethal power of the new
weapons is confirming the rest of
the world in a horrified deter-
mination to outlaw war. It plans
to exploit our hunger after peace
for its own ends.
* * *
'T1HE new secret war dates from
-*■ October of 1940. I was then
correspondent in chief for Central
Europe of a big morning paper
of my native Chicago, and the
Eerlin commentator for an Amer-
ican broadcasting system. I had
many old friends and confidential
contacts among the German un-
derground. As soon as the secret
orders were issued, they saw to it
that I was quietly informed.
During that period, one of my
most trusted informants arrived
many hours late for our appoint-
ment. He had that evening sur-
vived his third Gestapo-contrived
automobile accident within a
He told me of the summons
sent out by Heinrich Himmler,
chief of the Gestapo, to every
agent who had worked in Austria,
Czechoslovakia, Holland, Den-
mark, and France. From them the
most successful were to be trained
for new campaigns in new coun-
tries. Added to his information
came other details, each fitting
neatly into the jigsaw. I learned
of the school in Garmisch-Parten-
FSA To Finance
Farm Water Tanks
ow water areas of
id other stales, but those
are now being curtailed
kirchen, which specialized in
training agents for Africa.
Aside from these there were
the law professors, who had their
orders to examine the old Chinese
penal codes, to prepare a "scien-
tific work to be used as a propa-
ganda tool in Asia." Trusted Ber-
lin lawyers, called into conference
with Himmler, were requested to
develop cases and business con-
nections for good alibis in travel-
ing to still neutral countries; they
were promised special plane
transportation to Spain and South
America. If they could find plaus-
ible excuses, they would be sent
| to Mexico and the United States.
Insurance companies, moving |
firms, travel agencies, and artists'
bureaus, which had already been
useful in Southeastern Europe,
worked out detailed reports on
their practical experience. These
were submitted in turn to propa-
ganda experts in the liaison staff
of Rudolf Hess, and to the foreign-
service staff of Heinrich Himmler.
Field Marshal von Brauchitsc'n
ordered his military espionage
service to get ready to "branch
out beyond the countries assigned
to them," and to "report on po-
litical and economic possibilities."
Great rivalry spurred on the three
groups to write the report which
would win Hitler's approval.
There was no doubt about the
importance of these various mem-
oranda—they were to guide picked
experts in the kind of warfare in
which the Germans excel: war-
* * *
IN the preceding June, the Brit-
I ish had incredibly snatched
their trapped armies off the bloody
beach of Dunkerque. The unex-
pected rescue disconcerted the
Germans. But nut as much as
For weeks the strategy officers
of the German High Command,
the air and navy experts of the
general staff, conferred on French
soil along the Channel, plotting
their course: their next invasion
should give them England, the
giant aircraft carrier from which
Germany's planes would complete
her conquest of the world.
While they were polishing up
their new blitz, British planes
dared the long flight from London
to Berlin to bomb the German
In the dense fog of a dark Sep-
tember night, fully manned barges
of a trial German invasion fleet
set out from France, destination
England. Nearly all of them went
up in flames.
The evacuation from Dun-
kerque, the bombing of Berlin,
the loss of their preliminary in-
vasion force—three blows in suc-
cession at the army, the air force,
the navy—gave pause to the Ger-
man High Command.
The generals suddenly remem-
bered that other day, in 1914,
when the Kaiser's troops were
turned back from the gates of
Paris by the battle of the Marne.
At the time, ranking generals had
warned the Imperial High Com-
mand that Germany could not
hope to win. And that war had
been lost. Might not this one, too,
Then make ready, far in ad-
vance. Prepare for the battles-
in-pcace before the open war can
fail. Prepare for "all eventuali-
ties," so that in victory or in
seeming defeat Germany will
win the object of her repeated
Put the best brains in Germany
to devising new undercover strat-
egies. IVtyss no single detail in
plotting the chart of intrigue,
speculation, exploitation, vilifica-
tion, fake love and fraternization,
revolt, arson, class warfare, race
riots, bribery, murder and general
Kultur with which to carry on
the German battle for domination
when the world shall tru
lay down its arms again, as
( Id lie Continued)
During the past several years
Farm Security Administration
has found that an inadequate
supply of water for household
and livestock use has held some
families back and has not allow-
ed. them to make the progress
normally expected. '
In some cases the drinking wa-
ter was in an open tub or barrel
from which birds, dogs, and oth-
er animals had free use.
Oftentimes the lack of ample
storage prevented the irriga-
tion of a small garden spot of
vitally needed vegetables for
home use either canned or fresh.
Much time is often necessary
to haul water for house use or
livestock purposes. Livestock,
like people, require large
amount of water, and the pro-
duction of all lifestock may ba
increased by the use of plenty of
Recognizing the above condi-
tions in many farm homes Farm
Security Administration is now
in a position to lend money for
the installation of windmills,
lAimps, storage tanks, bathroom
fixtures, kitchen sinks, and othe>-
water facility items. This money
is available to both landowners
and tenants. Loans are usually
made for the life of the facility,
being from 5 to 12 years at 3 per
cent interest. If available, secur-
ity is usually required to cover
| I lie total cost of the installation,
j A large number of irrigation
: projects were financed last, year
j in the i
I Texas a
in order to give the people in
this area an opportunity to im-
prove their farm homes.
Applications for water facilit'
loans may be had from Claude C.
I Carpenter at the Farm Securitv
j \dmini 11 at ion office in Sweet
- ' v —
i lewan Led First
Troops in Germany
WITH THE U. S. FOURTH
DIVISION IX GERMANY (IT)
i —El. C. AI. Shugart of Sioux City
I Iowa, led the first American
j foot patrol onto German soil —
i and he brought back a
! lu! of that soil to prove it.
In -case that wasn't proof
enough, Shugart also returned
with the cap of a German peas-
j ant. one of his buttons and a coat
I hanger. j
j Shugart and eight men ctoss-
j ed into the Reich on the night
ot Sept. 13th. Thev probed for
| several miles without running
into any German opposition.
1 Jut they did run across a little
I dome-tic altercation.
A German civilian had just
1 finished scolding one of his
| children, and his wife was scold-
ing him for scolding the child.
I Hut Shugart says all three start-
i td to whimper and cry when
| they saw the Americans—they
J expected to be killed. After the
I racket quieted the family helped
the Americans find some memen-
Shugart presented his helmet
j of German soil to General Bar-
ton. commander of the Ameri-
| can Fourth Division.
K'oVy Catalina Sinks
Three Jap Vessels
j Southwest Pacific (CP) — A Na-
vy Cataima bomber operating in
! the Lav.mo -Milt of the Philio-
! pines is believed to haVe estab-
1 lished a record for a sitv-'le bomb-
j ins> run by a single plane.
The plane sank three .lapan-
j ese ships in one action Saturday
| night. The toll included a .Tap
.••".'(plane tender and two destroy
■ er escorts.
Another Navy bomber, strik-
| iiu; at shipping off Celebes Is-
•and—only 20(1 miles south of
I Mindanao -sank a 10,000 ton tan-
ker and damaged a 3.000 ion
I freighter transport Saiurdav
15 Jumbled type
17 Light touch
20 South Dakota
21 Golf term
1 Senior (ab.)
3 Excited -k
5 Genus of bees
6 Bamboolike 18 Forewarning 37 Staff of life
7 Doctors (ab,)
8 Size of' shot
11 Pierce with
14 Near (ab.)
15 Peel j
21 Social events 40 Operatic solo
26 Road shoulder
27 God of war
28 Symbol for
29 Pint (ab.)
30 Stove part
38 Is (Latin)
39 Symbol for
43 Sainte (ab.)
44 Symbol for
47 Electrical term
48 Persian fairy
51 He is U. S.
30 Not closed
34 Pieces out
36 Harsh to the
41 Palm lily
( 42 Girl's name
1 45 Dress edge
' 46 Standing
50 Doctor (ab.)
•' V-:. :.
Nazis, Chance Met By Sgt. Hart, Finally
Decide On U. S. In Preference To Berlin
Allied soldiers in Italy — after
a year of heart-breaking battle-
are out in the clear at last.
For ■'!!><> days. General Alexan-
der's polyglot warriors have
fought through the peninsula's
tortuous mountains. Now, for
the first time, those men of
many nations are stepping out.
on Italy's northern plains.
The Fifth and Eighth armies
have collapsed Germany's ISO-
mile long Gothic line along two-
thirds of its length. In nine days
of battle they have smashed the
50-mile-wide defnese belt which
took nine months to build. Now,
the Eighth army is fanning out
into the wide, flat valley of the
117-mile long Po, Italy's longest
river. That great plain, stretch-
ing from the foot of the Appen-
ines to the foot of the Alps, cov-
ers the larger part of Northern
The Po Valley is Italv
Chicken Named Bette
Is Battle Veteran
WITH AMERICAN AliMOll
ON THE GERMAN - LLXEM- i
HOI RG FRONTIER (UP) — A |
battle-hardened French chicken I
named I'.ette has proved a first-
rale (oo'-'le-builder for an \mer- !
ican tame unit in Western Eur-:
ohe isn i even old enough to |
lay an egg-hut she's already j
travelled through four countries j
inside a Sherman tank.
The chick is the mascot of
Private .Ralph Campbell of!
Wheelersburg, Ohio. He picked
her up north of Saint Lo.
When Campbell's tank rolled
through Paris. Hette accepted
the cheers of the crowds from a
perch on the tip of the Sher-
man's 75-millimeter gun.
"And"—says the soldier —
"she's the calmest one in the
tank when we go into battle act-
Japs Worry Over
WITH THE THIRD ARMY'
AT LUNEV1LLE (UP) — Serg-
eant Virgil Hart says any guy
can make a mistake, but he's
willing to admit there aren't
many mistakes on the western
front that turn out as well as
The GI—who hails from
Springfield, 111., was taking a
walk one very dark evening
along a deserted French street
when he noticed a group of sol-
diers on the opposite sidewalk.
He ambled over to keep them
company and realized much too
late that they were Germans.
But the sergeant figured
if he didn't recognize the
Krauts maybe they wouldn't
recognize him, so he grunted
a greeting and began slip-
ping quietly backwards.
One of the figures watching
his performance called out in
Seamen Held For
Stealing Guns Of
NEW YORK (UP) — Two sea-
men accused of robbing two Am-
erican soldiers of tliek- carbines
just before they went ashore in
the Normandy invasion have
i waived examination in federal I
The sailors are held under 3,- j
| r>00 bail. The government says j
j the soldiers whose carbines were
! taken had to go up a Normandy
j beachhead unarmed in the face
I of German fire.
Assistant United States At-
j lorney Robert Mitchell calls the I
| pair "the most depicable defend-1
ants I have ever arraigned."
They are Burton Henry of Lynn, I
Mass., and Glenroy Gee of Cin-
Mitchell says the seamen took j
the infantrymen's carbines just j
before the transport Elmer Sper
ry discharged a load of troops'
at Normandy. The Sperry anch- j
ored today in the Hudson off i
Yonkers. FBI men, making a j
check of the vessel, saw the two
seamen leaving the ship carry-
ing two carbines.
perfect English. "Oh, no Ya
come back here." j
The sergeant sighed and went.
But after he had surrendered
his .45, he began arguing.
"You come with me," — jtoe
Gl said "and we'll have a gm>d
meal and all go hack to the Unit-
ed States after the war."
The six Nazis put their heads
together and then replied —"No,
you come with us and we'lljjo
to Berlin and then to your ccUrt-
try after the war."
Their argument being strong-
er by six to one, Sgt. Hart was
about to agree. But a group of
Americans suddenly appeared
and six German guns were heal-
ed- into his outstretched hands.
So everybody went down
I he street to sleep beside an
American lialf-track— kraut
prisoners and Americans
But the tides of fortune work-
ed on the double that night. Sev-
eral hours later a large German
patrol came clumping down
the road. The two Americans on
guard were afraid to fire beca*e
they were outnumbered.
The patrol picked up the six
Germans and they clumped
off down the street—leaving the
But those krauts didn't seem
to appreciate tlie sudden iuri®>f
events. About three hours later
they came running back.
"We've been thinking it over,"
they explained to the surprised
Yanks "and we've decided we'd
rather go to the United St.a£s
than to Berlin."
VI0S—we have an expert
body man who does wonders.
report, that J;
\ The public
I pa n ese
. - - j)reaiH alarm over
basket and arsenal rolled into | xvai.
one. Before the war it was one of j %
the most prosperous and fertile tioM
areas in the world. Napoleon cal-|()Ul
led it the granary of Europe. In
that 20,000 square mile basin —
scarred by the Po and its tribu-
taries—live 20,000,000 people, or
nearly half Italy's population.
There, too. are nearly all It-
aly's industries and most of j
its large cities. Dotted through |
the flatland are Rologne. Turin, i
Venice. Parma. Cremona, Man- j
tua, Ferrara and Padua. Around j
them are clustered factories
making products from Italy's | -
many resources. The nation ' is Lnf, f;()thu. |i|)c,
Europe s greatest sulphur pro-1 ,n Wlh Afrjpa
ducer and its mercury output is
one of the world's largest. Italy
also has industries based on the
production of aluminum, lead.
zinc and silk. All of these manu-
massed in the Po
too. are airfields,
nrs flying time of
From Overseas OWI
WASHINGTON (UP) — Rob-
ert Sherwood has resigned as di-
rector of the overseas branch of
the office of war information to
return to private life and take
an active part in the fourth-term
campaign of President Roose-
— ,\ factory (rained body man
who uses (lie most modern fac-
tory equipment and methods.
that of the Al-
avs the ene-
Liquid for Mrtta
once. I lie publication issues this I
warning to the Japanese home j
front: "The time for the decisive
battle which will determine the |
fate of our empire is drawing j
closer. The rise or fall of lapan
will depend on it.
OUT OUR WAY
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Italy, at war with Germany, I
also is an unwilling German I
ally. Hitler long has siphoned
off the products of its industry
and as well as its manpower in
the I'o valley. Soon, twin Allied
armies--wheeling across that j
plain—will choke off the source
of that supply. The Germans,
retreating through the rich
countryside, are bound to lay
waste it-, resources as they move.
The future of Italy for genera-
tions may depend on the extent
of that destruction.
From a military standpoint,
Germanv's position in Italy is
fast approaching the hopeless,
For I ! bloody months the Nazis
have been able to hook their de-
fense lines on Italy's mountains.
Thus, they've kepi the Allies at
bay with an inferior force. Now
the mountains are running out.
Only one possible natural de-
fense line remains for the Nazis
—the Po river itself. This tirbu-
lent stream averages '100 to (>00
yards wide. But ii would hardly
constitute a major barrier to Al-
lied armies which have proved
themselves so skilled at crossing
rivers. For instance, before the
Allies began their all-out assault
on the Gothic line in August,
they built in five days n:? porta-
ble Bailey bridges—ready to be
dropped in place over streams.
The eighth army, in its short ad-
vance from Aneona to Rimini,
crossed a total of eight rivers.
Thus, the Allies have proved
again what the Germans should
have learned by now —that no
fortification line can hold agjiin
st a determined and well-eouin-
ped enemy. In Italy, the Nazis
have seen their Gustav, Hitler
since ('at -ar\-
blown to dust,
ii was the Mar-
In the west, the Atlan-
In the east, the Man-
Fatherland and Lenin-
Tread-Weld Modern Methods
On oOO x 16
PHIL'S O.K. RUBBER WELDERS,
Kiglith Army now
me mile of the Ru-
time has meant a
step from which there is no
turning back. The Rubicon, in
Ancient days, formed the boun-
dary between Italy and Gaul.
Hence. When Caesar, command-
er of the Roman armies in Gaul,
crossed the stream in -10 I!. ('..
it meant that he irrevocably had
committed himself to the over-
throw of the rulers of Rome.
German armies, crossing the
Rubicon in retreat, might take
a tip from Caesar and get busy
on the rulers of Germany.
WHEN HEALTH IS A QUESTION
ro.MPAItK—COMPARISON PROVES. For morr
than thirty-one years l)r. Canfil's HEALTH SER-
VICE lias been resuming those in ill health. The
BEST Mineral Water, finest equipment ami courl-
tends efficient treatment often means the difference
/>etween success ami failure to those in search of
Sweetwater Mineral Wells Sanatorium
We do custom slaughtering
Ever' Week Day
From S a. in. to (I p. ni.
, . Wednesdays
West of Sweetwater
On liankhead Highway
Bring Us Your
AUCTION EVERY WEDNESDAY, 1 P. M.
Save fr«'iglil, shrinkage and bruises, by selling your stock*
tliri.ugh our auctions, and be assured of top market prices. Ev>
cry modern facility to meet the needs of buyers and sellers.
SWEETWATER LIVESTOCK AUCTION
MILES CULWELL—SAM At'LT _
West Broadway l'hone2flM '
Mark S. Nichols
Hox 8:17, tSTvectwater, Texas
The Reserve Loan Mfc Man
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