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MOSCOW (IT i A two-
pi'uilged Russian ol'feli :iVf seem
to lie on the verge of knocking
Hungary out of the war.
® One Soviet, arm i- aimed at
Northern Hungary from the Sid
vak-Poli: h border Here, the i{11 ;-
sians are broadening tlieir front
on the border fi.r a lightning
^Stab across narrow Slovakia
•and an invasion nf lluugar.v.
Another tin i.iii army i ilriv
ing on southeastern Hungary
i nn.i Undid Bucharest
West Texas Chamber
Of Commerce Tours
Area; Here Oct. 6
Sweetwater will he host on
(Jetolu-r il to a d.i.;trict meeting of
North wesl Texas Chamber of
Commerce with M. C. Ulrner,
president. I) A Bamleen, man-
ager. and Ma:: Ueiilley. activities
di!'ei 11a . Abilene leading the
Sweetwater Reporter
"West Texas' Leading Newspaper'
47th Year
Sweetwater, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1944
No. 222
from R<
says tin
)deep inside
A Herman
refer to thi
often ;ive has
and lidinaniau
' Inngarv'x
t rodps
troop- in
£liills have
■ may
on when ii
nd Hungarian
Ilia I I lun-
e within a
Kit Nazi
the Carpathian foot
disengaged and have
'withdrawn to prepared umtm
tain pi eat i. .ii- 'riu I lei r Goeb
bel': way of 'ayiii" ilial the tier
mans are retreat ing.
The Hungarian commiiui
• <|Ue doesn't ininee Words. II
admits that \\U forces are
withdrawing on an HK-niilc
front before (tie Sin iet push.
Itolli Hungary and lierlin ad-
mit there is heavy lighting
in ar S/.rgid, Hungary's scr-
vP oud cify.
Simultaneously, rumors are
flying through dipl :ii. chan
nels Hadio lints. el.: In - I>r<>ad
cast a Turki.- h i • ■ p; >i t
gary will ue tor pea-
£ mat ter of hour; .
Even as (li-rinany faces the
loss of her last ihtikan ally, her
Baltic arms appear, headed for
disaster-—if Hot annihilation. Na-
zi General liendule's army or
j^-whut i* U4' •- •' i^-iiuy.:.i!itiiiM
™ a suicidal evacuation of the I,at
vian capital of Kiga.
Three Russian armies con
verying on Riga from every di-
rection have tlie Hermans pin
ned against the Baltic Sea
® Units of one. Red army are re
ported chasing Herman troops
through the submit of Riga
# Mrs. Henson, 92,
Dies; Riles In
Roby Today
0 Funeral .service: are being con
ducted at the Roby cemetery al
3:30 p. m.. today for Mrs. Eliza
Henson, 92. who died Monday in
1 lotiston.
The Rev. A. H. Smith of Sweet
i® water was officiating. Johnston
Funeral Home is directing ar
rangement: Mrs. Hen on s body
arrived in Sweetwater at 10:3(1 a.
in., today from Houston.
Surviving are four general ions:
$ three children. I.ee and Kd Her.
son and Mrs. May Smauley of
Fisher county: 35 grandchildren,
50 great grandchildren and seven
great-great grandchildren.
'l he 'i. : ri>• t tour begins Tues-
day ()ct at i)de sa and fol
lows meeting dates October 4,
1 ailib.>>• I.. tti ii.1 h i in Amarillo;
tiihtobcr Hi in Wichita Falls; Oc-
I -i ■ r II in l ul l \\'(H i h; ()cl oiler
I'.' Stephenville and October 13
in Sail Angelo.
I*. Cduaid Pointer will hr
host ilirrclor and Milo Itolli,
HI II manager, tiosl secre-
tary. I'ondrr is district No. 5
dire,-lor and will prrsidr at
tlir aftrinoon session licgiii-
I iiai ■ at :i;:!lt p. in., in lhe sky-
iooiii at the I'd lie Itolllll'f.
ill, group will arrive in
| {iiai*' to he giicsls for luncli-
, iii at the Sweetwater clllll.
The WTCC in 1942 pioneered
1 the nation a referendum-by-
inail plan, al'iandoning for th.*
: i's duration its large assem
i ii ; i;. j e convention:. This year's
I I'M'-eie.re provides as usual for
I local meeting* ill the 1 18 affili-
ated tow ns. Additionally, during
the fir. t two weeks of October.
I iIn iiffieer- and district dires-
toi led by President M. ('. I'l-
mer. 'a ill conduct s district meet
ing foe direc'tois, chamber ot'
i i ii: icrce secretaries and town
At :ii«-M- half-way sessions the
regional committees' recommen-
dations on policies and activities
will' l.e taised over, after which
i-acli ..atte-"..Ul|g director wnl
take his liallot hwme for delibera-
tion with the homefolks and for
vote. Heretofore the practice
has been to mail the ballots to
affiliates; ibis year they are be-
ing personally delivered.
Migratory Farm
Labor Worker To
Be In Sweetwater
A. C. Arnim of Sail Antonio, a
migratory assistant on farm la-
bor. will arrive in Sweetwater
Thursday to assist with assign-
ing Mexican farm labor to need-
ed areas.
M. Ii. Templelon, county farm
agent, announced today that Ar-
nim will divert cotton pickers
from crowded areas around La-
mesa to Nolan county and thence
S to Haskell. Kent and Dickens
'counties when needed.
i Well acquainted with his work
having had much contact with
I Mexican labor, Nolan farmers
welcome the labor assistant, and
will not suffer from the war
manpower shortage at harvest
time like they did last year.
worn FIGHT
American landings on Peleliu
Island are reported by the Jap-
Radio Tokyo announced this
morning that United States
troops landed Monday morning
on the eastern shore.of I'eleliu.
The enemy broadcast said the
troops went ashore from ships
of a naval force which had ap-
peared the previous day to the
north of the Palau Islands.
Tokyo also reported that new [
American landings were carried
out Monday in the vicinity of
the I'eleliu airfield—which was
captured by American marines
in the early stages of the battle.
The enemy report nl' new
American landings follows
official disclosure thai the
Japanese garrison on I'ele-
liu has been cut into two
isolated pockets on the east-
ern shore of the island.
During 15 days of heavy
fighting in the Palaus. the Jap-
anese have lost 12 men to each
American killed. -
Meanwhile, new reports on
yesterday's B-29 raids reveal the
Superforts hit three other im-
portant targets besides Anshan
—the Manchurian steel center.
The giants of the air struck out
from secret. China bases to blast
dock areas in Diaren — a large
port in Manchuria. Others hit
Loyang and Kaifeng in occupi-
ed China.
All of the air battle-wagons re-
turned safely. The crews report-
ed anti-aircraft fire was light
and there was little fighter op-
A heavy cover of clouds over
the steel factories of Anshan
prevented Allied observers from
telling much about the effects
of the raid. But observers re-
ported results "good" in the
other three attacks.
However, throughout the Pac-
ific a long hard fight is still
American military leaders
—interviewed by the OWI—
predict it will take from one
to oiie-aiid-one-liaM' years af-
ter the defeat of Germany to
wring unconditional surren-
der from Japan.
The puppet president of the
Philippines — .Jose Laureal —
announced his government will
not authorize conscription of
Filipinos for Japanese military
service Laureal gave no further
explanation of his somewhat
startling statement in bis Manila
radio address today.
The puppet government in the
Philippines declared war on the
United States and Britain , last
week when the jittery Japanese
called the American
Laureal implied that
eneel uprising of loyal
might be responsible for his un-
expectedly stiff attitude against
the Japs. It also is possible the
Japs are not willing to trust Fil-
ipino troops in action against
The Philippine president said
his puppet regime would co-op-
erate with the Japanese in every
other way. But he stressed the
Filipinos constabulary would be
used only to maintain domestic
peace and order—and not to take
up arms against
vasion forces.
OIL WELL Rl'KN'S IN CALIFORNIA—.More than $l(HMH)0 in oil and equipment go up in this
200-foot column of flame and smoke as firemen sought to extinguish Hie louring oil well that
blew in on the Signal Mill company's -f;it<• lease near Santa Barbara. Calif. Il might lake two
weeks to put oul the blaze. (NK.\ Trlephoto.)
Hannegan Puts Swastika
Brand On QOF Chairman
a threat-
American in-
I'l Nil'—KKT—We don't know a word that's I lie superla-
tive ol pinup but ion I Seven, above, might lie it. After look-
ing lhe sit nation over, Is if any wonder servicemen are de-
manding more Ulan a00 -autographed pictures of Ton! weekly?
(NEA Photo.)
CHICAGO —(UP) — Arrange-
ments have ben made to protect
banks automatically against loss
in redeeming United States Sav-
ing Bonds.
William Gladney, president of
the Insurance and Protective
Committee of the American
Bankers Association, has an-
nounced the completion of th
arrangements with the Surety
Association of America.
The insurance applies to bonds
of series "A"to "F" inclusive,
which may be forged counterfeit-
ed, stolen, lost or raised. It goes
into effect October 2nd.
NEW VORK (UP) — Demo-
cratic National Chairman Han
negan has accused New York
State Republican Chairman Ed-
win .laeckle of association with
the German-American Bund.
Hannegan also says that .laeckle
is violentlv anti-Catholic and
Hannegan charges that Repub-
lican Representative Mryk of
Buffalo told him he was refused
GOP endorsement for re-election
because he is Catholic and of
Polish ancestry.
As for .laeckle alleged Nazi
connections, Hannegan savs lie
has proof of them from a Buf-
falo newspaper. He explains tha;
it describes a German day cele-
bration in 1937 in which .laeckle i
appeared in a program with Her- j
man Ambassador Hans Dieck- '
hoff. Hannegan adds that .laeckle
once was attorney for the Ger-
man American Bund.
The Democratic National
Chairman goes onto assert j
that .laeckle would have
been given the chairmanship
of the Republican National
committee in return for bis ;
support of (Governor Dewey.
"However," concludes Hannc- I
Prisoners May Get
V-Day Preference
30.000 American soldiers held I
prisoner by Germany probably
will be among the first army
personnel to lie reutrned home
after European V-Day.
The war department is formu-
lating plans for return of the
prisoners, but declines to reveal
those plans before they finally
are adopted.
It is believed possible that
some special consideration wiil
be made for war prisoners, des-
pite the fact that the govern-
ment's recently-announced plan
for partial demobilization' made
no specific provision for them
In any event, most prisoners
would qualify for early repatria-
tion under the demobilization
War Costs Up 13
Million Per Day
ed States war costs have increas-
ed $13,000,000 a day for the first
72 working days of the 1!)4fi fis-
cal year as compared to the same
period last year
A treasury statement disclos-
es that daily war spending aver-
aged $278,000,000 compared with
$2U5,000,0(H) a year ago.
gan, "his personal record could
not stand close examination."
While .laeckle was under a
democratic verbal attack in New
York, the pro-administration
CIO political action committee I
was getting a thorough going-j
over in Washington. The house
committee on un-American acti-1
vities met today to hear the pros J
and cons of the campaign .club.
( hief investigator Robert Strip!
ing charged that he JAC is parti
of what he calls "the revamped
blueprint of the communist
party." "Its plans," said Stripl-
ing. "are to take, over and do
stroy tlie American system of j
government by taking over a
major political party."
War Mobilization Director .T.
Byrnes took the speakers place
at a national Press club luncheon
today to give Americans his
view on the uppermost home-
front problems.
Byrnes said that after the war.
Americfi' can achieve a higher
standard of living than ever be-
fore. But he warned that we
must view our post-war task not
simply as a task of demobiliza-
tion from war, but mobilization
for peace.. And before anyone
CHICAGO (UP) — Political
campaign buttons have been
known to get their wearers inm
difficulties more often than not
A Chicago woman is complain-
ing that the campaign buttons
she and her daughter were wear-
ing yesterday not only got them
into difficulty but kept them out
of cabs.
Mrs. Hazel Lee reports that
she and her daughter were for-
ced to stand on a street, corner
in Chicago's Loop for more than
a half-hour when a cab driver
who was acting as a starter re-
fused to allow the two women
to enter a cab unless they re-
moved their campaign buttons
But Mrs l.ee stood staunchly
by her guns '.chile the starter is
reported t.o have told her:
"Lady, it will be a cold win-
ter's day before y ou get in a cab
while you're wearing those Dew-
ey buttons."
No one knows whether Mrs
Lee still is waiting for the cab
or not;'
WEST TEXAS - Mostly clou
dy with showers and local thun-
derstorms this afternoon and to-
night. Partly'cloudy and cooler
in Panhandle and South Plains
Thursday. Elsewhere consider-
able cloudiness and scattered
could jump to optimistic conclu-
sions. Byrnes added:
"The roads fo Berlin anil
Tokyo remain long, hard and
bloody." Even after the road
to Berlin has been traveled,
Americans at home will
have to back up the fighting
me nin the Pacific with con-
tinuing rationing of scarce
goi's. Byrnes made that
i|iiile clear, but he did add
that it is ii government pol-
icy to remove items from
(lie ration list as soon as
po> sihle.
Manpower Commissioner Me-
Nutt announced today that gov-
ernment. manpower control will
be lifted from industry on the
day of victory in Europe and
that responsibility for the em-
ployment situation will lie in
private business hands from then
The weather bureau has good
news. It reports the past week's
weather was favorable for
gathering fall cm s in large
areas between the Rocky moun-
tains and the eastern seaboard,
farmers taking advantage of
clear skies have made rapid ad
vances in harvesting.
Organization Politics
Defended By Truman
ator Harry S. Truman predicts
that what he calls the "mud-
slinging of the copperhead press
and Dewey" will cost the Repub-
licans victory in Illinois, Petin
svlvania and New York and as-
sure President Roosevelt's re-
turn to the White House.
Former Assistant Attorney-Gen-
eral Joseph Keenan has denied
a charge that he offered money
to a prospective candidate to run
against republican Senator Ger-
ald Nye of North Dakohta.
Keenan told a senate commit-
tee on campaign expenditures
today that the charge by Nye is
"absolutely untrue." He asked
the grotto to investigate hu
hoks to verify his statement.
Aimee McPherson,
Evangelist, Is Dead
OAKLAND, Calif. (I'P) —
Aimer Semple MaePhcrson,
lhe noted Los Angeles evan-
gelist, died of a heart dis-
ease in an Oakland hotel to-
Local Boy Fights
With Kraut Killers
Italy —Sgt. John D. Hefner. 063
Oak street a squad leader is serv-
ing with the 349th Infantry Reg-
iment. one of Lt. General Mark
W. Clark's Fifth Army units
which smashed the Gustav and
Hitler Lines and chased the
Germans from the Garigliano to
theArno River in Italy.
Part of the 88th Infantry Di-
vision. first Seltctive Service in-
fantry diviison to enter combat
or any front, the 349th piled up
QUARTERS. London fUP) —
Remnants of a gallant band of
British Red Devil paratroops
have withdrawn across the Ne-
der Rhine from the Arenhem
It's announced officially that
the British air borne troops
withdrew last night from the
a total of 95 miles gained in 46 pocket where, for almost 10 days
days of actual combat during the i they fought against overwhelm-
Fii'th Army sweep up the Italian ing odds. The withdrawal leaves
Known as the "Kraut-Killers",
the Germans in full control of
the north bank of the river and
doughbovs of the 349th fought I town of Arnhem. But
across some of the worst moun - the announcement gives the lie
tainous terrain to capture Fondi,
key point in the vaunted Adolf
[Hitler Line, and jrotected the
| flank ofthe French Corps in it;
! push across Mts. Ausoni and
| Lepini.
Highlight of the regiments
i action below Rome came at
Jtlaenza when one platoon am-
bushed an entire German arm-
I ored company attempting to flee
| the town.
After driving through Rome,
| the 349th was pulled back for
i rest about mid-June. It returned
| to combat early in July, and af-
| ter its envelopment of Volterra.
' it overcame stubborn enemy re-
| sistance in a smash to the south
I bank of the Arno River.
During the action, one of its
| toughest battles occurred after
capture of Palaia and San Minia-
| to, when a platoon of the 349th
| beat off eight German counter-
attacks of near battalion strength
l while holed up in a house at
T olonel Joseph L. Cra., fori' oi
Humboldt, Kan., veteran of
North Africa. Sicily, Salerno and
1 Anzio, and holder of six decora-
tions for bravery, commands the
349th Infantry Regiment.
Joel Stevenson
Reported Missing
Is Back In U. 5.
to Nazi propaganda reports that
the Red Devils were liquidated.
The announcement says the
unmovable-wounded were left
ROME (tUP) — The Allies in-
vaded Albania today and already
they're moving inland on a broad
new front. They also landed on
islands off Yugoslavia.
The new blow against the sou-
thern wall of Hitler's cracking
European fortress was carried
out by sea and air-borne forces
from Italy.
They swept across the Adria-
tic after months of preparation.
Early advices indicate that the
invasion of Albania is on a big
The Germans say the landings
are continuing. The enemy iden-
tifies the invaders as Anglo-Am-
erican and says they are meet-
ing violent resistance.
The invaders received strong
support, from Allied naval and
air forces as they went ashore.
Neither Allje* Headquart-
ers nor the Nazi- have iden-
tified the evact areas of the
For months, though. Yugoslav
partisans, Albanian guerrillas,
British commandos and Allied
bombers have attacked the is-
lands and parts of Albania in
preparation for the invasion.
F'or nearly two weeks British
landing craft plied among the
southern Dalmatian Islands,
ferrying troops, partisans and
supplies to the jumping off
As the invasion got under
way, Marshal Tito's partisans oc-
cupied the strategic island of
Pag. one of the northernmost of
those in the Adriatic. It's near
Italy's Istrian peninsula.
The patriot forces in Albania
unofficially are placed as high
as 25.000 men. A quick drive
across Albania and Yugoslavia
would seal the fate of the Nazis
| in Greece and the Aegean ls-
although the Germans
Tulsa Slayer Dies
As Paratrooper
Flving Officer Joel Stevenson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stev-
enson, who has been seeing ser-
vice with the RAF in the Europ-
ean Theater of Operations for
many months and who was re-
ported missing in action only re-
cently, has notified his parents
that he is in New York.
It is not known here whether
he was liberated by the Allies
from a German prison camp, or I lands
whether, after reported missing, have been reported pulling out
made his way back to Allied ()f that territory for some time.
., , , | Just a word about Albania, it-
The family expects the offi- sejf 'phe Italians seized the
cer to visit here soon |jnv kingdom April 7th, 1939.
v—' — Mussolini, still dreaming of an
expanding empire, turned to
neighboring Greece on October
_'sth. 1940, but the Greeks decid-
ed to fight and drove the Italian
invaders back to Albanian soil.
In April, 1941. the Germans came
to Mussolini's rescue, and the
Greeks in Albania were crumbl
ed on April 23rd.
However, since then the
Albanian guerrillas have
been active against the oc-
cupying forces, first the Ital-
ians, then the Nazis.
On Europe's western front,
new gains have been made by
the British Second Army in an
offensive aimed at carving out
a route into northern Germany.
General Dempsey's forces,
spearing eastward from posi-
tion- in Holland, have taken a
five-mile strip on the west bank
of the Meuse river—the water
harrier before the northern out-
posts of the Siegfried line.
The British hold positions op-
posite the anchor town of Cleve
and Gorch and massed tank in
fantry formations are rumbling
into position for the all-out as-
There still is no allied report
on the situation at Arnhem But
now claim their
See ARNHEM Page 6
TULSA. Okla. (UP) — Mem-
bers of the family of Phil Ken-
namer are undecided concerning
memorial services for the 28-year
i old paratrooper, killed in France
| last month. Kennamer was the
! central figure in a sensational
j criminal trial in Tulsa nine years
! ago, who was paroled from Me-
Alester penitentiary a year ago
| last April to join the army.
Kennamer's heroic death en-
titles him to complete restora-
tion of citizenship and a full civ-
i il pardon on his record. He was
| convicted for the 1934 so-called
"society gang" slaying of anoth-
er prominent Tulsa youth, John
F. Gorreli, Jr.
Young Kennamer's trial, final-
ly completed in Pawnee, Okla-
| homa. the following year, was
( one of the most sensational in
the history of the state. And the
young Tulsan was a key wit-
i ness in the trial last November
, in Oklahoma City of the Okla-
j homa clemency officer, Robert
R. Fitzgerald. This lead to Fitz-
gerald's conviction on conspire- the'Germans
< y to accept a parole bribe.
Forde Says Australia
Furnished More
Men Proportionately
SYDNEY, Australia (UP) —
Australia's minister for the ar-
my—F. M. Forde—says Austra-
lia proportionately has contribu-
ted more men to the fight again-
st Japan than any of her allies.
Forde says approximately 10
divisions of Australians fought
in campaigns in New Guinea
Cool, Damp Weather
Visits Sweetwater
Thundershowers brought fall
weather to Sweetwater early to-
day when the mercury skidded
to 58, a drop of 42 degrees In
two days.
Only traces of moisture dam-
pened the atmosphere here.
Judge M. C. Manroe, volunteer
weather forecaster, said there
was not sufficient rain to regis
ter early today, and at noon .02
of an inch was gauged.

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