The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. , Ed. 1 Friday, December 8, 1944 Page: 1 of 6
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FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 1944.
torm Saarbrucken, Break West Wall
iritish Attack 10,000
(ftists In Athens
ATHENS, Dec. 7 (UP)—British artillery, tanks, planes
and troops smashed anew today at an estimated 10,000
ELAS Leftists as the battle of Athens raged with mount-
ing intensity. •
British Beaufighters swooped low over the ELAS
forces holding out on Arditou Hill, raking them with can-
non and machine gun fire in the second aerial strafing of
the anti-government rebels today.
A pitched battle was raging at dusk in the Stadium
area adjacent to the Arditoy Hill.
Other British forces pushing 800 yards southwest of
the Parthenon were trying at nightfall to clear the 450-
foot Lofoee Filopappou Hill, where dug-in ELAS forces
were firing mortars at the advancing British urtits.
British paratroopers fighting as infantrymen were as-
saulting the hill position.
British headquarters reported that Lt. Gen. Ronald
Scobie's forces and the Greeks supporting Premier George
Papandreou had cleaned up two more square rriles ot
The Greek navy went into action for the first time
during the crisis.
Battle Up West
Coast of Leyte
Yanks Ten Miles
Away from Orinoc
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
PHILIPPINES, Dec. 7. (U.R)—A-
merican infantrymen battled up
tho west coast of Leyte within ten
miles of Ormoc today after crack-
ing through a strong Japanese
line along the Palanas River, and
a communique announced that U.
S. naval and air forces have com-
pletely isolated the enemy gnrri-
son from all sea-borne reinforce-
ment or supply.
(There was no confirmation of
enemy reports that Japanese para-
troops landed on four major Amer-
ican air fields on Leyte Island last
night in what Tokyo described as
an "all-out offensive" to knock
out Gen. Douglas MacArthur's
island-based air power.
(Tokyo said the paratroops at-
tacked Buraucn, San I'ablo, Dulag j
and Tacloban fields and that fight-
ing was in progress on the air
strips early today. The enemy ac-
counts also reported a groat up-
surge in Japanese aerial activity
throughout the Leyte area.)
MacArthur's communique re-
ported that the Japanese struck a-
gain at American shipping in
Leyte (Julf by daylight Tuesday,
causing some damage, but eight of
the ten attacking planes were shot
Aided by a favorable break in
the weather, after weeks of al-
most incessant rain, American
grourd forces stepped up their at-
tack all around the perimeter of
the Ormoc pocket in which
survivors of the Japanese garri-
son have been compressed.
At the southern end of the front,
elements of the U. S. Seventh Di-
vision dr>ve across the Palanas
Students in Fight
with Texas Regents
AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 7. (U.R)—Dr.
Homer Price Rainey, deposed pres-
ident of the University of Texas,
commended students for their ef-
forts in his behalf and reviewed
his differences with regents in a
radio broadcast from the campus
He told the audience of about
2,500 students and townspople in
Gregory Gymnasium that by their
"matuie conduct" students have
"struck a blow for freedom that
will forever be remembered."
As to his controversy with re-
gents which led to his dismissal as
president Nov. 1, Dr. Rainey re-
iterated criticism of fche board's
actions that he made before a Sen-
ate committee investigating the
Regents could have run the uni-
versity as he desired—"according
to well-accepted academic prac-
tices," Dr. Rainey said, "or they
could run it some other way, and
they simply chose to run it some
it some other way."
This attitude on regents' part,
said the former president who now
holds ii professorship .without
salary, "should be of great inter-
est to all the people of Texas. Af-
ter all, the responsibility of the
regents to run the university is a
great public trust, and they are i
specifically charged to run it in
such a way that it will become a
university of the first, class."
As to morals, race and religious
the | matters brought out in the sena- |
torial inquiry, Dr. Rainey termed |
them "sensational red herrings." j
lie said regents have not success- I
fully denied any of the 10 repres-
sive charges he made against them
to Be Scrutinized
Senate by 37-27
Vote Asks Inquiry
WASHINGTON. Dec. 7. tlJ.RJ -
President Roosevelt's nomination*
for four top State Department
jobs were back in the Senate For
eign Relations Committee todav
for an inquiry into the views of
tlit- appointees on political and
Oimmittee Chairman Tom Cot:-
nally. D., Tex., pr misud reluc-
tantly that, the inquiry w.ld
snide although he questioned its
need. He took the position that
Individual views were unimpor-
tant because forvign policy will
ho dominated, regardless, by
Despite Connally's contention,
the Senate voted :!7 to 27 yester-
day to send hack to th" committee
fir the Intulrv th" nominations
of Joseph C. Grew to be under-
secretary of state and William L. j
Clayton. Nelson A. Rockefeller j
snd Archibald MacLiish t:> be us- |
The action v.as
ly at Clayton an
because all four names were be-
fore the Senate for confirmation
simultaneously, tho nominations of
Grew and Rockefeller went back to
the committee with the others.
The opposition to Clayton and
MacLeish came from widely di-
vergent quarters. In f.ho case of
Clayton it was a question of how
the wealthy Houston, Tex., cot-
ton broker stands en the matter
of international cartels. In the
case of MacLeish it was a question
of his qualifications and his ex-
treme Liberal views.
Good Old American Cigarettes
aimed principal- j
I Macl.tish. But .
River against stiff opposition and i Oct. 12 before he was ousted.
The vote found Home of Presi-
dent Roosevelt's most consistent
supr-iiitei''—including Sens. Jo
seph !•'. Guffr.y, D., Pa., Harley
M. Kilgore I).. \V. Va. James M.
| Mead, 1)., N. Y., James M. M'.r-
! ray, I),, Mont., and Robert r'.
Wagner, !>., X. V.—siding with
such consistent opponents as
Sins. Harlan J. Bushfleld, I!., S.
IV, Rnftis Holman, R., Ore., Ro-
bert A. Taft, R„ 0.. and Kenneth
S. Wherry. R.. Neb.
The motion to send the names
hack to committee is an annual
occurrence. Sen. Albert B. Chand-
ler, D., Ky., said: "We ought to
know their views on the economic
problems of the world.' "We
ought to know what policies we
arc going to adopt. We .light to
know where tin y stood, on the war j
in Spain, their attitude toward j
the Vichy government, what they j
think abort the problems in
India, whether they believe that
the Atlantic Chatter i:' dead."
British Push Seven
Miles to Mezzano
19 Planes Missing
in Day's Sorties
Column May Win Frontal Assault Due
Hostages Liberty Qn jndustrial Center
Felons Bargain to |
The boys are still puffing cigarettes in New Guinea and even the
natives en.joy an American fag now and then. Coast Guardsman
Ray I. Sterling of Miami, Fla., giv es a light to a native dancer during
a "shindig" staged in honor of the fighting men who had a hand in
freeing the island from the Japs. Coast Guard photo from NEA Tele
Jesse F. Denning, 81
Dies Late Wednesday
pushed ahead to the west coast
af the island just south of Halogo.
They also seized the village of
Katg Dagit, three miles inland.
Meanwhile, American war planes
The broadcast was paid for by
students. Announcement was made
Jesse Fillmore Denning,
prominent Mexiti architect
has made his home here for some
00 years, died Wednesday nigh4
at 11:'15 at the home, 108 South
McKinney, where he has lived for
fit yeat'r. Funeral servicer, for
the well-known early day builder
will be held Friday afternoon at
:! o'clock from the residence, with
lit.rial in the Mcxia cemetery.
Denning was born March 13,
180!', near Lexington. Kentucky,
he son ef 1). F. Denning of Vir-
:inia and M'/.abeth 1 rite Den-
im-: of Maryland. After studying
for the modi ine. ho turned to
•u'ohitecture and was widely
through bis work in this
coming to T< in hi •
scho- I and
ti I; ii Cr o.
'! rani'or .chee!, V.u
! re i t school (mw jcni-ir
First M"iho.!i.:t ("utr'd
and others. His last
war. av ar hitoct for
SI. I chapter, and Past Commander of
who i the Commandery. Masons will be
I in charge of the final rites at the
I cemetery, the family has arranged.
Members are asked to meet at the
lodge hall at 2 o'clock to prepare
for the funeral.
The Rev. F. L. Craig, pastor of
the First Methodist Church here,
will conduct the funeral services,
with Corley Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.
ATLANTA. Ga„ Dec. 7. (U.R)—
Morgan Make, who once taught
a Sunday School class in Atlanta
Federal Penitentiary, today de-
livered to 25 desperate felons bar-
ricaded in the prison a copy of
his Atlanta Journal column de-
voted to a summary of their
The prisoners, many of them
classed as psychopathies, selected j
Make to publicize their side of j
the story us a condition to stir- ,
rendering themselves and fout
prison guards held as hostages J
from a stronghold they have held j
inside the gray prison walls since
( Under terms of a strange deal j
j struck last night with the prison- |
I ers, Federal Prison Director
j James V. Bennett allowed Blake j
i to visit the men yesterday, listen
to their complaints and publish j
■ them for the public to see.
J The rebels, in turn, agreed to ,
I surrender as soon as they saw
j Blake and his column.
The reporter outlined six com- j
] plaints which the prisoners charg- j
led against the prison during his j
i inusual interview with them.
I 1. Improper medical supervision.
Failure of the prison to pro-|
| vide religious services in the seg- j
j rogation building where they j
j were housed.
That prisoners in the build- '
] ing get lower pay than other in- (
j I Some of tl>e men object to
being quartered with negroes.
5. Indignation over having to 1
live with Nazi saboteurs rod spies j
and having to listen to theiii exalt I
Hitler and denounce the American
(?. That the prisoners are denied
the right, to communicate with :
the outside wcrld on matters re-
garding their legal rights.
PARIS, Dec. 7. (UP)—Lt. Gen. George S. Pattern's
i troops stormed the outer defenses of Saarbrucken, indus-
trial capital of the Saar Basin from two directions today
and by German account broke into the Nazi west wall from
newly won positions across the Saar river.
The American First Army won its first toehold on the
west bank of the Roer river blockading the way to the Co-
logne plain. The advance of several hundred yards to the
Roer was made from the area of Bergstein, nine miles south
Front dispatches said the Third Army vanguard was
within four miles or less of Saarbrucken, city oL' 135,000
astride the Saar, and indicated that a frontal assault on the
shell-pocked and blazing stronghold was imminent.
The Berlin radio acknowledged American crossings ot
to Raise $1,000
■ any donations given to wind up the
: county chest drive. Any person
who has not yet donated to this
campaign is asked to get in touch
with any member of that organi-
| Big- Three to Talk
on Clash in Views
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (U.R)—-
t The'sharply clashing views of the
| United States, Britain and Russia
intervention in politics of liber-
Participating in the Texas War
Chest Commando campaign unit
to appear in Grt esbeck Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock and in
Mexia at 0 o'clock *-vi 1'. b ' a con-
tingent of drummeis and bugleis
from the Army's Eighth Service
Command, several wounded vet-
erans -vho will toll I l'icfly of their
experiences m fighting the Japs
anil Nazis, and a USO mobile
music unit ; ated countries appeared destined
1 today to become a top subject at
' the next Roosevelt-Churchill-Stalin
. ; conference, possibly in February.
The split was brought to the
fore by Secretary of State Edward
R. Stettinius, Jr.'s clear assertion
that this government is opposed to
"outside" meddling in the affairs
The Commando caravan will be
accompanied by Iron V/eldon, pub-
licity director of the United War
Chest of Texas, which is schedul-
ing the two Limestone appear-
ances in an attempt to wind up
Limestone's chest campaign for
•?11,1)00. Out of county donors have ,
offered to match, local residents Yf' liberated countries—a reference
dollar for dollar
in the attempt
May Be Delayed
January 15 Set
as Tax Deadline
chich Ii •
i .h) and 1
ROME, Dec. 7. (U.R)—British 'r e
•oust met'..-ii of F-irt Parker,
const ruction lis also s uper-
after Dr. Rainey's speech that j Ki«hth forces, pursuing
maintained their steady bombard- | Freedom Finance
ment of Japanese air bases on the j which more than $3,000 had been
neighboring Philippines Islands. spent.
more than $5,000 had been contrl- tivop* withdrawing from the
buted to the Student Academic ; Ad. iatic coastal scctor, advanced
Committee, of iscvon miios northwest of Ravenna
to occupy the fown of Mezzano on
the Rimini-Ferrara railway, head-
Ask Paved Farm Road Textile Dispute Heard
HOUSTON, Tex., Dec. 7. <U.R>—
«ir:.je 'illO Texas county judges and
enmniissi"hors went into the
second day <.f ♦heir three-day an-
nual convention here today after
hearing Attorney General Grover
Sellers open the meeting I'V urg-
ing planning for a proprrm of
permanent paving of farm-to-
mr.rkct roads in the slate.
Traffic Toll Goes Up
AUSTIN, fox., Pec. 7. <U.R>--
Texas truffle death's during Oc-
tober decreased hut total for the
V"iir tsill was greater than the
first 10 months of 1013, the
Slute Public Safety Department
DA 1,1.AS, Ti x., Deo. 7. (U.R) —
An Eighth Regional V ar Laboi
Board tripartite panel will meet
in Cor~deati;l Dec. 10 to hear evi-
dence in a dispute between Corsi-
canu Cotton Mills and United
Textile Workers of America, Lo-
cal 77, (AFL>.
Questions involved ere wage-,
vacations, union shop and holi-
day pay. according to J. P. Collins,
assignment officer of the Regional
85 % Spines Crooked
About S.j per cent ef the Ameri-
can people have partly-crooked
spines as the result of childhood
Sixty-two persoiif killed in traf- falls, bad posture and other faults
fie mishaps brought the 1044 to-
tal to 1.010. Per October, 1!>43,
Oi'Tc were 123 drat hi. repdrtrd tA
make thus 10-month uggiegale
Dr. Vinton F. Logan, head of the
Logan Chiropractic College of St.
T ot.tr. declared hero Inst, night In
a lecture sponsored by the Texas
State Chiropractic Association.
quarters announced today.
The Germans blew up the main
bridge over the Lamone River at
Mezzano but British units continu-
ed in contact with the enemy bidd-
ing the far bank.
Headquarters said capture of
Mezzano virtually ended all enemy
resistance east of the Lamone.
Planes of the Mediterranean Al-
lied Air Force flew more than 1,-
r>00 sorties yesterday, destroying
111 enemy aircraft and hitting a
wide range of targets, a communi-
que said. Nineteen Allied aircraft
were reported missing. Heavy
bombers with escorts attacked nine
railway yards in Hungary, Czecho-
slovakia and Yugoslavia.
EAST TEXAS—Fair this
afternoon, tonight and Friday,
except mostly cloudy in north-
cast portion this afternoon.
Cooler in northeast and north
ecntral portlonr. l;owet!t tem-
perature near freetlng in
northwest and extreme north
I IF' and Mi.;s Eunice Unison
j n ej-,rly family of Mexia settlors
vere maninl hero December -h
Ijs'JO, She preceded kirn in death
V|-ril ll!, 10-1(1. Tin \ are survived
'V three children, C. Oscar Don-
ning of Houston, Mrs. John T.
Sanders of Mexia. and Mr.-. W. A.
Rciter of Houston. A hi other,
Tom \V. Denning of H.iu.-ton, and
ivo grandchildren also survive
—First Lieutenant John T. Sand-
■rs, 111, nf the AAF, Kelly Field
Jesse Denning Sanders, VV. A.
Keiter, Jr., Jesse Oscar Rciter,
-md Kit ye lleiter.
His civic acti' ities were varied,
including an interest in the Fish-
pond gas well in till I which pio-
neered the Mexia oil field. He
served as past president and was
a life member ;:f the Mexia Coun-
try Club, member of the First
Methodist Church, past member of
the Rotary Club, and a director of
the Chamber of Commerce,
During his 40 years as a Mason,
he bold the three highest offices
of 1ho three branches nf Masonry
active in Mexia, including that of
Pti't Worrhipful Master of Spring-
field Blue Lodge Numbej- 74, AF
and AM, Past High Priest of the
Every teacher and pupil in the
M". i:\ high school today purchased
cither a bond or war saving stamp
in con ee ion with a nationwide
Pearl Harbor Dedication Day hon-
oring the roll <>C World War II
dead, Principal Carroll Wood an-
nounced at noon.
A list of Mexia's approximately
50 war dead was posted on the
school bulletin board, and all
stamp and bond purchases were
dedicated to the former Mexia stiw
ents whose lives have been given
during the current war.
A bond show Saturday n: riling
nt 10 o'clock at the
atre for children was also
nounced today by Manager
White. Admittance will be free by |
presentation by any child of a re-
eeipt for a bond he has bought
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
or sold on those same same three
ila\s. Admission will be solely by
bond to the show announced.
Individual taxpayers may wait
v.ntil January 1 •"), 1015, to file an
amended estimated income 'a^
■ return and pay tho fourth insttill-
mi lit of their Hill taxes, Lou t".
Mitchell, deputy colkctor, an-
[ nounced today.
Under the previous inonic tax
j law I lie amended estimate and
| fourth quarterly return war due
I December 15.
Farmers who would have been
! required to file an estimated lax
i reti.rn and make payments >.f
their 1011 taxes on or before De-
1 comber 15, l!Ml. may now war.
j until . on or before January
101". to mak - their estimated re-
turns and pay un.v taxes uuo.
| Necessary forms for filing the
! tux returns may h« see tired at the
local deputy collector's office lo-
cated on the second floor of the
('it v Hall, M'-xia. Farmers are
urged to secure Form 1040 F,
which Mitchell calls easy to pre
pare. Having the information re-
quired on this form will help
both the individual farmer and
the local donrty in preparing the
National fhe- I ''arfner's estimated income tax re
an- i turns.
Limestone, reported by the
Texas War Chest as one of the
! few in the state which has not
yet met its wnr fund quota, will
be helped to pass its goal by a
i program under which halt' of the
; county deficit will be met through
donations already received from
; other sources but not allocated 1"
: any particular Texas county- This
assi -tance, however, will l.e* given
| i nly if the county puecoods in
one-half of the exist-
Wayland D. Towner,
general manager of the chest, ex-
plained. That mo.'ns S>1,000 will
bo sought by Satiirouy. State goal
1 raising it«
final report of $5,000 contributed
Members of the Officers Wives'
Club, under the leadership of Mrs.
A. M. Daschiell, will be at the
ho, d selling booth at J. C. l'enney's
all Friday and Saturday to accept
Mrs. Myrtle Levy left Wednes-
day to make her home in Calvert.
Citrus Burns in Rlaze
PHARR, Tex., P"c.
Eight carloads of citrus
"large quantities of orates, lugs
and packing boxes ■vere a total
loss today after fire destroyed the
Texas Produce Co., warehouse
Damage was estimated at $150,
Hidnlgc County Tax Assessor-
Collector Clay Evcihatd and Ills
sons own the company.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (U.R)—
Superfortresses smashed at an
aircraft plant and other strategic
targets at Mukden, Manchuria, to-
day and returning crews reported
7 (y r) j 20 Japanese fighters destroyed, 13
•Mid I Probably destroyed and 24 dam-
aged in air battles, the War Dc-
pa rt me n t. a mi ou need.
The big task force of Super-
fortresses ushered in the third an-
niversary of Pearl Harbor today
with a raid on Japanese war fac-
tories in Southern Manchuria, and
enemy broadcasts , aid another for-
mation of B-29's started at least
cue fire in an attack on Tokyo
Peerless Worm Killer ... .
Hlack Lei? Vaccine
I.eGear's Cow Prescription
Lee's (iizzarri Caps, 100's
Lee's DriHuh for Lice ...
Martin's Roost PaiTtt
Lee's Louse Killer
Epsom Salts, 5 lb. bag
Sulphur. 5 lb. bag
Copperas. ,> lb. bag
Kreso Dip, gallon
. Gal. $1.39
25c & 50c
25c. 50c & SI.00
2 lbs. 45c
The Red Cross needs a pint of your blood!
Phone No. 5 for Appointment
raised Saturday u> British intervention in the Ital-
to wind up the i 'an cabinet crisis—and by British
Groosheck area's quota lagging j Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden's
by $1,500, and tho still lack- ! equally firm declaration that he
inu in the Coolidge, Thornton, and .has no intention of backing down.
Kos«e drives. Meanwhile, the British govern-
ment, it was reported today, has
| instructed I«ord Halifax, British
ambassador to Washington, to re-
l port to Secretary of State Edward
Stettinius the ''unfavorable Bri-
tish reaction to Stettinius' "hands
off" declaration on Italy and lib-
The ban-age of criticism against
Prime Minister Winston Church-
ill's policy in Italy, Greece and
Belgium was joined by influential
elements of the British press, in-
cluding both the conservative Lon-
don Times and the liberal Man-
The Yorkshire Post, however,
set was <Sfi,i:no,(:oo. Mexia, ai- ■ came to the defense of the gov-
located a ?5.(l00 quota, completed ' ernment with a stinging attack on
its drive two weeks ago with a ' the Stettinius' statement, particu-
larly the manner in which it was
made public instead of being con-
veyed to Britain through normal
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