Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on May 23, 1941 · Page 30
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Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas · Page 30

Abilene, Texas
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Friday, May 23, 1941
Page 30
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PAGE FOURTEEN TH£ ABILENE REPORTER-NEW! Tunt IB on KRBL CRETE PICTURES BATTLE TO COME IN NEAR EAST . By DeWITT MacKENZlE Reporter-News Sp*cial Service The battle of Crete, which presents a new phase of war so fantastic that it has existed heretofore only in the imaginations of romancers, is giving us an unforgettable picture of the armed conflict of the future--the immediate future-for the air will play an increasingly vital part in the European conflict until the end. That point is worth emphasis for, u this column has pointed out before. I believe the decision in the ireat engagement of the Near East which is now opening up will depend In no small degree on the air. Indeed, aerial operations may prove to be the decisive factor. Whatever may be the outcome of this daring nazi descent from the clouds into the enemy camp on the mountainous isle of Crete. Hitler has demonstrated that this form of attack is practicable. Thus it is bound to form a powerful weapon of offense from now on, and it is notable that Germany is the only nation thus far fully equipped to wage this new type of war. The heavy British royal airforce attack on the German expeditionary force in African Libya is a natural answer to the nazi assault on Crete. Tne immediate purpose of the British command is to compel the nasus to divert to Libya part of the airfleet they are using against the Greek island. This in itself is an indication of the gravity of the threat in the German attack. There also may be a double purpose in the British bombardment of the nazi column in Africa. Allied Commander in Chief Wavell may be ready to inaugurate land offensive against the axis forces which ar« standing close to the Egyptian border, ready for a thrust towards the great naval base of Alexandria and the Suez canal. As the. chessmen sit on the board now. that would seem to ie General Wavell's next move. With thi? swelling of the conflict in the Near East, French mandated Syria has become a point of vast importance to both sides in the conquest. The first belligerent to occupy Syria with military forces will have secured a key position. Recognition of this is seen in the reported advance of Free French forces into Syria from Palestine. It is seen, too, in Britain's warning to Vichy that French collaboration with Germany will force the allies ! 10 strike back--a warning which is directed at least in part to the fact that nazi warplanes are using Syrian airdromes in transit to Iraq to support the revolt there against the British. GRAIN GROWERS If Your Prospect is Good MOTZ CURTIS Insure You Against Loss By HAIL CITIZENS NAT'L BANK ILD8 AIILENI Soldiers Earn Big Dinner With Repair Of Camp Theater Jess and Luther Deskin have * big steak dinner coming t« them at the expense of Capt. Tom Johnson. The Deskin brothers are tent-riggers and as such have the thankless task of trying to keep the huge canvnss top of the 45th division theater in usablt condition. This "unusual" Texas weather, including daily,rains and frequent high winds, has made It almost impossible to keep the big top repaired. Tuesday night's storm left gaping holes in the weather-beaten canvass. The Deskin brothers looked over the damage at 6 a. m. Wednesday and told Captain Johnson, division recreation officer, "We'll have it ready }or the matinee at 2:30." Johnson's offer to buy the feed followed. The show, with "about 2,000 customers, went on at 3, only 30 minutes late. Jess and Luther walked 29 miles from their farm home near Antlers, OLU., U enlist i* the National Guard last August. They are members of service company. 120th quartermaster regiment, but are on special duty with the division' recreation office. They have learned the tent rigging business in the army. "They'll have jobs awaiting when they get out." Captain Johnson said. iirnm Former Merkel Man Is Radio Technician MERKEL. May 23--Terrell Mash- bum, formerly Reporter-News agent at Merkel. Mrs. Mashburn and daughter Anita are now living at Corpus Christi. Mashburn Is technician with the Gull Coast Broadcasting Co., station KRIS. Corpus Christi. He was graduated from a school at Port Arthur JLS a, radiotelephone operator. fgr UlK£ \ YOU UAVCA S ON VOUft WITH TMt KWS - I S ^ TUERtTlME TO CLEAN UP BEPOftC 0*NNW REUNION AFTER 22 YEARS-- Abilenian Publicized Home lown Well in France, War Buddy Says Navy Plane Crash Kills Two Pilots ! WASHINGTON. May 23--«}--Th ; navy reported today the death o ' Lt. Ralph Dempsey Smith and Chief Radioman Clarence Widner Allen in the crash of a naval plane piloted by Smith. The plane came down in the waters of Pearl Harbor. Hawaii. Both men were attached to the aircraft carrier Enterprise. Allen is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie May Allen, San Diego, and his father, C. E. Allen, Mabanks, Tex. Willis Cox was spinning yarns Thursday with a buddy he hadn't seen in 22 years--since he left the army of occupation in Germany in March, 1919. Visiting here was Clarence H. Olson of Fargo, N. D., cashier of the Merchants National Bank and Trust company. Olsen decided to drive here from New Orleans, where last weekend he attended a convention of the National Association of Credit Men, because he "wanted to see what Abilene looks like." "Abilene," he said, "was the best publicized city in the United States after Cox went through Europe in the war." Both were members of the 360th Ambulance company of the 90th division. Olsen joined the unit in the draft. They sailed together from New York June K. 1918. They went- through the St. Mihiel sector with the final Allied drive in September, and then into the battle oi Argonne forest. PARTED IN MARCH, 1919 in the army of occupation, both were quartered about 40 miles inside the' frontier, at the German village of Manderschein. They last saw each other In March. 1919, when Cox returned rom Germany. Olson left in May. Olson kept a book record of members of the company, but he said even withqut that, he couldn't have forgotten Cox at Abilene. "Even on the boat," he said, "that guy used to stick his head out of portholes and yell, 'Is there ANY body here from Abilene? 1 "He kept it up all over France and Germany." It was Olson's first trip through West Texas. He said he was impressed by the number of soldiers here. "In North Dakota," Olson said "the only way we know there's i war is by reading about it in the newspapers." Cox took him on a tour of Camp Barkeley Thursday afternoon. Ol son was to leave today for Minera Wells, returning by way of Tulsa Okla. Hall for Veterans With CCC Planned COLEMAN, May 23-- (SpU -Local American Legion post is planning to improve its club room here so that it may be used as a recreation hall by veterans moving to Coleman with the Civilian Conservation corps, it was announced this week by Cecil Gray, post com- mandex The club room will be open to members of the staff and pupils of the fiying school when' ihe latter is located in this city, Gray added. \ CHEVROLET THE LEADER! .*" "* ** XX fi*sr »*IVIHG ti "- 0 "" 8 'o*. fcow °*r andyoiill ** 7U*/ «* it's aying FIRST BECAUSE ITS FMEST! WESTERN CHEVROLET CO. 1402 N. FIRST 5T. PHONE 3201 Answers fro* Cranium Crackers Question* en ediUral 1. Southpaw, left-handed pitcher, wears his glove on the right hand. 2. All are New York City teams. Yankees are American league; Giants, National league; Dodgers are Brooklyn, National league, but Brooklyn is actually part of New York City. 3. DiMaggio. New York Yankees, plays center field; Lombard!, Cincinnati Reds, plays catcher; Gehringer, Detroit Tigers, plays second base. 4. Jimmy, who sold pop, netted the most. He cleared 40 cents (six bottles at lOc plus six at 5c gives 90c minus total outlay of 50c for the 12. Johnny cleared 36 cents (12 glasses at 5 cents gives 60c, minus outlay of 24c for fruit). No Raids on London LONDON. May 23.--(£)--Britain had passed its second consecutive night free of nazi air raiders today, and London had enjoyed its 12th successive raid-free night. The lack of activity was attributed to continental weather conditions. More Than Specified Minimum May Work Boxes in Senatorial Election Says Stinson The senatorial election on June missioners court in February 28 will be a special election, and! sale of beer and liquor that day will not be prohibited, Gerald C. Mann, attorney general,. ruled Thursday. The attorney general also answered inquiries with an opinion that only two election judges and two clerics per precinct would be required to conduct the voting. "That numoer is a minimum, and in the larger boxes the judges, who cannot delegate their authority, can employ more clerks," J. P. Stinson, Taylor county democratic chairman, said in commenting; on Mann's opinion last night. Two judges and two clerks for each box weie appointed by com- Store Opened WINTERS, May 23.--(SpU--D. Rothchilds, who operates dry goods stores at Levelland and other West Texas points, has opened the Bargain store in the L. E. Low building, formerly occupied by Gardner Brothers. ·Jd5 y. «;£ serve for two years, Judge Stinson^ said. The senatorial election will~ be'their first since appointment. ^ Filing of candidacies in the sen-"" tte race reached 20 Thursday with- official application oi' Governor \G- Lee O'Daniel and Joseph C. Bean^: 66, Bay City carpenter. O'DanieC filed as a "business man ind govrC ernor." Officials said they had no~ formal notices of withdrawals. "* Ewe Bears Twins ^ Then Triplets 2 COLEMAN, May 23--(SpU-- R. L~ Garrett and T. J. Garrett of VossZ are proud of a record made by onej, of their registered ewes. She droy" ped twin ewe lambs on March 5;* 140, and triplets on December 15£ 1940. £ The Garretts, father and sor£ combination, contracted their at 35 cents a pound with Griffis of Coleman. They run 30o head of Rambouillet sheep and; expect the yield to be around eight' pounds per head, average. Shop Saturday In CAMPBELLS I MAY SALE MIGHTIEST VALUE EVENT OF THE YEAR -- BUY AND DOUBLE-BUY! Savings for Your HOME | FABRICS and A C C E S S O 2.98 Handmade Maderia Pillow Coses 1.9S 3.98 Hamperettejr, slightly damaged 1.98 5.00 China Table Lamps 3.98 .69 Chintz Porch Pillows, papok filled 49 1.98 Processed Oil Paintings 1.29 .39 Pastel Turkish Towels 20x40 29 1.98 Mattress Protectors, 54x76 1.49 1.39 Mattress Protectors, 39x76 '. . . .98 5.95 Down Mixed Bed Pillows, pair 3.98 Fine Woven Jacquard Bedspreads . . . 1.98 Bed Trays, ivory, green, orchid 1.29 Crystal Pear Dessert, set of 8 1.00 Chenille Bath Mat, Commode Cover 1.00 Fiesta Table Cloths, 54x54 1.00 Shu-Hat-Ti-Raks for closet door 1.98 Decorative wood grain Screens 2.98 Fluffy Chenille Bedspreads, pastels 4.98 2.00 Cleansing and Hand Cream . 1.00 .10-.20 Wrisley's Soaps, 20 bars 1.00 5.00 Walnut Occasional Tables 3.98 .29 Chambray, stripei or plain .59-79 Washable Rayon Prints Dotted Swiss, all new colors Women's Bags, whites, colors .39-. 59 Flowers, extreme value 2.98 Shur-Tite Bags 1.00 Costume Jewelry 1.00 Holeproof Hosiery, new colors 19 39 39 1.00 29 f.98 59 79 Save on WOMEN'S CLOTHES One group of Coats and Dresses Holf Off One group of Hots, values to 5.00 1.98 Lace trimmed Slips, sizes 32-44 1.00 2.49-2.98 Rayon crepe, satin Gowns 1.98 .50 Knitted Panties, 3 styles 3 for 1.00 Seersucker, zipper Robes 2.98 5.00-7.98 Seersucker Dresses 3.98 J Savings on BOYS' CLOTHES j Boys' Slack Suits, ages 8-16, ____ % ..... 1.98-2.98 To 2.98 Boys' Trousers, 8-16 .............. 1.69 Cute, colorful Sun" Suits, 1-6 . , ............. 69 Summer Suits, ages 13 to 15 .............. 4.98 J Savings on MEN'S CLOTHES 1 24.50-29.50 Suits, just 51^ ............... 17.95 2.00-2.50 Fine Neckwear ............... 1.49 .29-.39 Anklets ........ ' ......... 5 ,,«,;,, j.oo ,29 Hand-rolled Handkerchiefs ........ 5 for 1.00 1.65-1.95 Shirts, super values ............. 1.15 5.00-6.00 Men's Shoes ............... ... 3.95 Cool Rayon Slacks, 28 to 34 .............. 4.95 Manhattan Slack Suits .................. 4.95 19.50-2 PC. Luggage SET H . 8 S [ | 5.00-1.15 Women's Shoes 3.95-4.95 PHonc 5207 5207

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