Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 223, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 28, 1944 Page: 1 of 9

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Xjillette Blasts Plan To Kill U.SJ Synthetic Rubber Industry
LONDON (UP)—Prime Min-
ister Churchill told commons
that the campaign to crush Ger-
many from the west has cost
the Nazis more than a million
men so far. But he held out no
prospect for a quick victory,
A In fact, the British premier
declared that he could give no
guarantee that several months
of 1945 will not be required to
finish off the Germans.
Churchill delivered a fu II-
®ress review of the war situa-
tion. He broke down the figures
on German losses this way.
The Nazis, lie said, have
lost 4(10,000 killed and woun-
i ded, white nearly 500,000
£ prisoners have been taken.
Tn addition, the prime minis-
ter estimated that 200.000 other
Germans are cut off in coastal
areas with their destruction or
capture highly probable.
fAt the same time, Churchill
laced British casualties in
France at more than 90,000 in
killed, wounded and missing.
The American losses—includ-
ing those suffered by the troops
thich invaded Southern France
are put at more than 145,000.
Churchill also revealed that
we now have between two and
three million Allied troops bat-
tling on the western front. The
first million, lie said, took only
01) days to get ashore. He reveal-
ed that in the first 24 hours after
the invasion got underway, a
quarter of a million troops had
stormed the beaches.
Churchill, in his first full re-
port to commons since August.
I ,ouis
Jr.d, said that, during that
en weeks, the face of the
had changed completely.
The prime minister declared:
"The vast anil brilliant
encircling movements of the
~ American armies will ever
be a model of military art
and an example of the prop-
riety of I'll lining risks. The
lightning advance of (he
British armies has not been
Jt surpassed anywhere."
Churchill paid high tribute to
the valiant British air-borne div-
ision which fought the battle of
Arnhem. lie added:
"The, casualties have been
jl'ievous, but for those who
mourn, there is the consolation
that the sacrifice was not need-
lessly demanded."
The prime minister also dis-
closed that after 120 days of
Aghting. British troops still are
ni a proportion of two-to-three
to the Americans.
After five years, Churchill
said, Britain maintains almost
exactly the same number of
,'isioris in the Italian and wes-
European theatres in full
action as the United States.
As for Russia, (he prime
minister (old commons that
she is holding and heating
far larger hostile forces
■ than (linse facing (lie Allies
on (lie western I'ronl.
In connection with t.h<
against Japan. Churchill
the campaign under the
mand of Admiral Lord
ountbatten constitutes the lar-
gest and most important ground
fighting that has yet taken place
against the Japanese. He point-
ed out that the Allies must ex-
pect a renewal of the Jap offen-
jftyc as soon as the monsoon is
over, but he assured commons
that every preparation is being
made to meet, the enemy with
utmost vigor.
Churchill completed that
tf his speech dealing will
Military situation during
morning session of commons.
He will resume his address dur-
ing the afternoon session, pre-
sumably on the political aspects.
® PARIS —(UP) — The Second
army is lashing out again for the
Arnhem gate in a blazing bid to
re-open the northern door into
the Reich. The Second army is
attacking northward toward 11 r >
•Vdi r Rhine from the area north
east of Nijmegen. However, it is
meeting strong resistance.
Berlin reports that the Am-
erican Third army front has
ilazed into action. German
broadcasts say a bitter battle is
in progress between Metz and a
town seven miles to the west.
The Germans predict a full-scale
Third army offensive in that sen-
• However, United Press Presi-
dent Hugh Baillie, now at the
front, says the Germans are
making a desperate effort to
force a stalemate into the winter
all along the line. He warns that
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United Press Lists
Game Here One Of
Week's Top Contests
When the firing ceases at.
the end of the third week of
play, only 33 or fewer teams
will remain in the undefeated,
untied class in the Texas inter-
scholastic league's class double
A competition.
Games pitting 26 of the 47
perfect-record class against each
other will cull at least 13 ele-
vens from the list by midnight
Saturday, while several others
face stern opposition that could
reasonably cull the list further
without too much of an upset.
I naddition one of the three
undefeated, but once-tied teams
appears t,o be in serious danger
—Lamesa, which meets a power-
ful once-beaten Odessa eleven.
Headline attractions among
the perfect teams includes fcucii
games as Vernon at Amarillo,
powers of districts 2 and 1 res-
pectively: Breekenridge at Wich-
ita Falls, headliners from dist-
rict 9 and 2; Brownwood at
Sweetwater; Paschal of Fort
Worth at Denton; Sherman at
North Side of Fort Worth: Mar-
shall at Waco, and Greenville at
Other games matching unde-
feated. untied elevens include
Eloctra at Plainview, Bryan at
Cleburne, Livingston at. Orange,
San Jacinto of Houston at Gal-
veston. Brackenridge of San
Antonio versus San Antonio
Tech. and Midland at Austin of
El Paso.
Of the other two once-tied
teams. Jacksonville meets Car-
thage and Brownfield tangles
with Seminole, Class A oppon-
Other undefeated. untied
trams—some of which have
played only' one game—are Lub-
bock. Olney, Quanah. El Paso
High. Paris, Highland Park, Ar-
lington Heights of Fort Worth,
Fort Worth Poly, Fort Worth
Tech. Sunset and Crozier Tech of
Dallas, Goose Creek, South Park
of Beaumont, Beaumont High,
Port Arthur, Kerrville. Austin
High, Thomas Jefferson of San
Antonio. Edinburg, Kingsville,
and Harlingen.
Two of (lie state's school-
boy machines will swing in-
to action for the first time,
Lamar of Houston running
into a high-scoring Port Ar-
thur Eleven, and Vsleta
meeting Cathedral of El I'a-
so. Yslela's opening game
with Arfesia, X. Si., lasl
week was cancelled.
Only two games are scheduled j
tonight—Corsicana at Arlington I
Heights of Fort Worth, and j
Woodrow Wilson vs Sunset of I
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Sweetwater Reporter
47th Year
"West Texas' Leading S'ewspaper"
Sweetwater, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 28, 1944
No. 223
t he
United War Chest
Goal $20,000 Here
Paxton Tells Club
Charles Paxton, executive vice
president of the Texas United
War Chest, and area chairman,
spoke at noon today to the
Sweetwater club in the Skyroom
of the Blue Bonnet hotel, rela-
tive to the constitution, need
and aims of the drive just, ahead-
Paxton, introduced by J I).
Holhrook, Rotary president,
said that the quota for Nolan
county is $20,000. It incorporates
the Girl Scout, Boy Scout and
United War Chest into one spir
itcd drive. Of the amount. 812,000
will lie raised for the chest. $0,1
"(It; for Boy Scouts ,md $2,000 for
Girl Scouts. Sweetwater is
headquarters for the Scouts and
the money remains here. Also
the local i 'SO bene fits from the
chest, proceeds.
There are 22 agencies in th?
United War Chest, including the
USO sponsor of 3,000 shows to
American soldiers aside from
their thousands of clubs where
food, beds, recreation and ne-
tertainment are provided.
"Money donated in this drive"
^aid Paxton, "will go toward the
greatest humanitarian campaign
ever carrifid on in the world. Th •
whole hope of civilization de-
pends on Amorioan generosity."
He cited the becupied country's
needs for relief. Prisoners of
war relief is another of the
agencies affected by the drive.
"People ground down under
the heels of dictatorship for
years need this type of relief
it is necessary to them," he sum-
med up. .
Coach Mack Alexander intro-
duced the full squad of Mus-
tangs, presenting the first string
and thtir substitutes. He said,
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Prowling British submarines
in Far Eastern waters have
sunk 32 Japanese ships and dam-
aged four others during recent
in b'old thrusts and surprise
surface attacks, the British raid-
ers destroyed two enemy war-
ships anchored in a Burma har-
bor and bombarded shore in-
stallations on Christmas Island,
.south of Java.
The hard-hitting 11th Ameri-
can Air Force in China has dealt,
severe blows to enemy supply
i lines stretching to the Asiatic'
j mainland. The war department
| reports General Chennault's vet-
eran fliers have sunk or damag-
ed well over a million tons of
Jap shipping over the past year
and a half.
Those fiercely lighting pil-
ots now are balding (lie
enemy advance across China
—which threatens (heir ad-
vance air bases along the
southern coast.
A Tokyo report, claims the
Tanehuk Allied air base has
been knocked out of action in
the face of another Japanese ad-
vance into the province of
Kwangsi. The enemy says the
Allies are preparing to abandon
their airfield at Liuchow—farth-
er north.
The Japs came up today with
new claims of staggering Allied
losses in the naval war. They
say nearly 2,000 Allied vessels
have been sunk, including 19
battleships. The Japs say less
than 100 of their own ships have
been destroyed. However, they
admit the United Nations are
knocking out their planes in a
ratio of two to one.
The enemy—staggering un-
der the increasing air blows
against (he Philippines —
lias another spot lo worry
about. American fighters
now are striking out from
(lie captured airdrome oil
Pcleliu to blast northern
islands in the Paluy group
and lo .ioin the softening-lip
rampingn in the Philippines,
Washington has some bad
news for Japan's war industries.
The war department
the end of the war in
20 Superforts will
A merican product ion
In spite of a brigh
in the Pacifii
warns there
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Showing new highway boutc
AROUND congested aofas
Lift Fatm
Tools From
Farm machinery, with excep-
tion of corn pickers, today was
lifted from rationing and distri-
bution controls, Demp Kearney,
county administrative Triple A
officer was notified.
All equipment is entirely free
of rationing tne message set out.
The order came from Marvin
Jones, War Food Administrator.
Twenty-two items, including
corn binders, tractors, mowers,
hay presses are effected. Origi-
nally !)0 items came under war-
time control. Water pumps and
milk machines were also releas-
Jones points out that this
year's period of use for most ra-
tioned implements has passed
And, he adds, a need for ration
ing of these items during th'j
1944-45 crop year is not antici-
! ;
Opening of new route by state highway depart liienl enables West Texans to by-pass around the
heavy congested truffle area in Fort Worth and Dallas. Map shows how motorists may reach
State Highway I& at l-ort Worth and follow it ( > Traffic Circle Northwest of Dallas. Here he
may choose 1. S. 77 to downtown Dallas, or follow "Loop 12" to i(s intersection with other high-
way- feyond Dallas leading to North and Fast T -mis points.
sa.vs alter
Europe, B-
hefd the
ter picture
General Krueger
is hard- fighting
ahead before Japan i1^ defeated
From his sixth army headquart-
ers in the Soul hvvcsf Pacific, the
alert commander brushes aside
any wishful thinking and tells
the American public the only
way to win (his war is to put
our hearts, souls and bodies into
Renorts Hint Peace
Policy Differences
To Be Ironed Out
ports hint that disagreements
inside the cabinet about peace
policy will be ironed out at a
meeting with President Roose-
Mr. Roosevelt is expected to
confer soon with the cabinet
committee on the peace, consist-
ing of Secretary of War Henry
Stimson. Secretary of State Hull
and Secretary of the Treasury
cloudy this afternoon, tonight
and Friday. Showers and a few
scattered thunder storms to-
day. Cooler east of the divide
today. Highest temperature to-
day HO to 70 in the northeast to
75 in the extreme southwest
Low tonight 10 in the north to
50 in the south.
OPA announces that tire quotas
for October will be generally un-
changed from ;hose of Sept em
REPRINTED BV REQUEST—Who is (Ids SI'AR, thousands
of readers who have seen her picture want (o know. More
than a month ago. an XKA-Acme photographer snapped (his
news pi,o(< graph of (lie girl a> she held Utile .lames Jefferson,
Jr., while his foot was freed from a subway turnstile in New
York. Moreover, the Coast Guard would like lo have her step
forward to receive a eitatoin
Mighty Allied Drive Qets
New By-Pass Route,
Opening Saturday,
Saves 25 Minutes
A new by-pass highway route
around Fort Worth and Dallas
will be opened September 30
according to E. C. Woodward, j
state highway department dist-
rict engineer at Fort Worth.
Known as State Highway 183,
the new route will save West
Texans a minimum of 25 minu-
tes on a trip to Shreveport or
other points on US 80, the de-
partment's time comparisons re-
veal. It is 1.7 miles further than
present routes across the cities,
but affords a clear open highway ;
around all the congested areas.
To Northeast Texas points to-'
ward Denison, Paris, and Texar-
kana. the distance is less and
travel time saved still greater-
West Texans going to down-
town Dallas will save an aver-
age of 17 minutes, travel 1 miles
farther. To Love F'ield and
North Dallas points the new-
route is shorter than via U S
I 80, and the driving time propor-
| tionately less.
Swinging off U S 80 at a Traf-
fic Circle west of Fort Worth.
Highway 183 extends by the
Consolidated Plant, the Stock-
| yards, Midway Air port, on to
another Traffic Circle 7 miles
northwest of downtown Dallas.
Here it connects with US 77 in-
to Dallas, and with "Loop 12"
which skirts north and east of
Dallas, intersecting US 75 to
Denison, US 07 to Texarkana, US
80 to Shreveport tfnil US 175 to
Truckers hauling cattle, feed,
.ind other commodities between
i East and West Texas are urged
to use this time saving route. It
avoids the congestion of Fort
Worth and Dallas city traffic,
often difficult to negotiate with
long trailer trucks.
Response To City
Beautiful Project
Is Enthusiastic
"Enthusiastic communications
are beginning to come back in
response to a city beautification
project suggested to all women's
clubs in Sweetwater by the
Board of City Development."
Mrs. Abe Levy, chairman, an-
nounced today.
The suggestion is that all the
women's clubs in the city under-
take and promote the idea of
planting one certain kind of
shrub ail er town for tire
sake of mass" effect—as Dallas
has done with redbuds, as Gal-
veston has done with oleanders,
and as Tyler has done with
Three types of shrubs are con-
sidered well adapted to this cli-
mate: viz. crepe myrtle, redbud,
ahd pyracantha. A uniform,
town-wide planting of crepe my-
rtle would probably produce the
most brilliant effect, but both
other plants will do very well in
this region. From late Novemb-
er until March 1 is the best time
for planting.
Mrs. Ray Boothe, 8.11 Jose-
phine. has written: "Mr. Roth,
the Women's Society of Christ-
ian Service met Sept. 25 "and
voted lo indorse the movement
to plant shrubs as a city beau-
tification project. The club did
not decide on a plant, but will
send a delegate to a meeting (if
you want one) to work that
out." ,
The communication of Mrs.
Bertie Hubbard, secretary.
Woodman Circle, reads: "Our
members have discussed this
project at our Lodge meeting,
and we prefer crepe myrtle. We
will pledge our cooperation in
this plan anil hope that Sweet-
water will do something to im-
prove our city in this beautifi-
cation project.
As soon as more letters come
in from club secretaries, a meet-
ing will be held for the sake of
determining which one of the
shrubs is desirable to the great-
est number of Sweetwater club
women. Then, it is hoped, every-
one will cooperate in planting
the particular shrub selected.
Mrs. Levy indicated.
Rolling To Free Yugoslavs Dr. Criswell Gets
Call To Pulpit Of
Late Dr. Truett
Allied offensive
via has started
The German
announces the
A might \
to free Yugosla-
high command
Russians have
crossed the Danube river from
Romania into Yugoslavia.
This outflanking a s s a u I i
through the Transylvanian Alps
is reported to have punched
through in the area of Orsova.
north of the famous iron gate
passage into Yugoslavia.
Elimination of the iron
gate barrier would open the
way for the powerful Rus-
sian .army assembled in Ro-
mania and Bulgaria lo pour
Into southern Hungary and
northern Yugoslavia. Such a
drive would split German
troops in (lie two states.
Striking east from the Adriatic
coast. Berlin says, the Anglo-
American invasion army is fight-
ing on a 400-mile front in Alban-
ia and Yugoslavia's Adriatic is-
Allied headquarters in Rome
i,- silent on the progress of its)
Adriatic land forces hut a special j
Balkan air force communique is
expected to throw more light, on
the invasion later today.
The Allied grand strategy'
seems to be to link these offen- j
sives in a line across Yugosla-
via and trap all German troops
to the south
To tighten the trap even 'mure,
rival Greek guerrilla leaders
have joined forces and prtt their
troops under Allied General Wil-
Simultaneously, two Russian
armies are curving pincer arms
on Hungary Germany's last
Balkan ally. One arm is striking
for northern Hungary from the
Slovak border. The Hungarian
high command says the other
drive has spilled out of the
Transylvanian Alps to within
!)8 miles of Budapest.
DALLAS —(UP) — The first
Baptist chruch of Dallas has in
vited Dr. W. A. Criswell to fill
the vacancy created by the
death of the late Dr. George W
Truett. This selection ended a
four-month nationwide search b\
the pulpit committee which con-
sidered 24 ministers.
Dr. Criswell graduated from
Baylor university at Waco an l
from the Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary seven years
ago. He served as pastor at Chic-
kasha, Okla.. for four years be-
fore being called to Muskogee in
Dr. Criswell will preach in
Dallas Sunday before deciding to
accept the invitation.
4 New Enlisted
Men At Avenger
Four new enlisted men joined
the military staff at Avenger
Field this week. Lt Col. Roy P.
Ward, Commanding Officer, an-
nounced today.
Three will help meet the busy
schedule mapped out for Aven-
ger Link trainer men with the
inauguration of the advanced in
strument program here, The
fourth will serve in the statistic
al control office.
Pvt. George MeViear. statistic-
al control specialist, reported to
Avenger from Central Flying
Training Command headquart-
ers. Randolph Field. He is a for-
mer eommisisoned officer in the
Royal Canadian Air Force. From
1941-43, McVicar was an RCAF
flying instructor with the rank
of Pilot Officer. He is a graduate
of the British Commonwealth
Air Training Plan at St. Hubert,
Quebec, No. 3 RCAF Flying In-
structors School, and the Centra!
Instrument Trainer Instructor
School. Randolph Field. In civ-
ilian life, he was editor of a sta-
tisical magazine, and a researcn
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participation of the United Sta-
tes in a three-way rubber con-
ference has been protested by
Democratic Senator Gillette of
Gillette's protest was sent to
Secretary of State Hull. The
senator's letter strongly denoun-
ces the idea of American repre-
sentatives talking over the
world's rubber situation with
Britain and the Netherlands.
According to Senator Gillette,
the proposed conference would
be injurious to America's synthe-
tic rubber interest. Gillette says
it would be foolish to consider
making this country again de-
pendent on natural rubber. The
senator's protest says 85 per cent
of rubber needs in the United
States now are filled by synthe-
tic production
The slate department an-
nounces that an agreement
has been reached among the
United Xations on the pool-
ing of shipping facilities. Of-
ficials say the merchant
fleet* of the United Xations
will lie combined under a
"united maritime council"
until -iv months after Jap-
na's surrender.
The operation of the merchant
fletes will be synchronized by a
United maritime executive
board. Members of the board in-
clude representatives of the Uni-
ted States. Britain, The Nether-
lands and Norway.
The -;tate department savs
i' ,i although Rus; ia v<wsn/« a -
[■.Hrty i/.i the u ruled m. dime
agreement. Moscow lias been
kept informed of all the discus-
Meanwhile, two important
press conferences have been
cancelled in Washington. Secre-
tary of the Treasury Morgenthau
and Secretary of War Stimson
were scheduled to give their ver-
sions on a reported disagree-
ment in the president's cabinet.
But the two news conferences
were called off. No official expla-
nation was given for the action.
Reports say Morgenthau
and Sliinson disagree on how
Germany should be handled
after (lie war. Secretary
Morgenthau is said to want
Germany completely reduc-
ed lo an agricultural coun-
try. Apparently Secretary
Stimson opposes the Mor-
genthau plan.
Governor Dewey returned to
Albany this morning after his
coast-to-coast campaign tour.
Pep Rally
A downtown pep rally for
the Mustang band, cheer
leaders and fans will take
place at 7:45 p m.. today on
the north steps of the court-
Preston C. Light foot, high
school principal, urges a
large turnout for the first
home game to be played in
the bowl at 8 p. m.. Friday
when the Ponies clash with
Brownwood Lions.
Head veil leader is Mary
Beth Butler, senior. Others
are Tim Brown, senior, Bet-
ty Earle Webb and Cecile
Ragland. juniors.
Tommy Bailey is drum
major: twirlers are Jane
Samuels, Pat King. Carrol
Bennett, Jimmie Shaddix,
Mary Hart graves and Marie
Trainmen's President
All Out For FDR,
Browder, Hillman
DENVER (UP) — The presi-
dent of the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen—A. F. Whit
ney—is all out for a fourth term
for President Roosevelt.
In fact. Whitney put himself
on record last night as being—
in his words—"100 per cent for
the political action committee,
for Sidney Hi'dman, for Earl
Browder and for any group
"which will help insure Mr.
Roosevelt's re-election."
He said he hoped his organi-
zation was for Roosevelt, too.
but added: "That doesn't mean
that our men and women will lie
denied the privilege of making
up their own minds and voting
as they please,"

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