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TEE DAILY GLMTOMAN The Home Newspaper Ol yarjcUoa Aad Farise Car.Vln Jdailefl Jp Conformity WitbiP.Q JP.Qrder Pair today, -tonight and Thma-I day. Warmer (today and tonight. Continued ,bot Thursday. frioe Miree Oaite. CUSaON, aNJUIANA, M J5lNJK!SDAr, AUGUST ., Vuluiw 82 Kwmbfjr A53 nn A fx, J VU 1!IU u Ijc UWLi M, h'lPiJag I frmmwMf JSaeis jl W7$. US flAVNC3 vzzz tzzs East Prussizii lines Kaver Canadian Stike $ Mile Peep on Caen Highway, Seize ftvb I 7-A vefStriies ,16,125 V prkersOut 4n Strike Area: JOetroit .Situation M orse as Ke w lantejmtly Walkout Vital war production was seriously iiuueded today as wave of strikes s & J A. VearheadsW MU - pom Capital As Canadians j&reak through (German JDttf enses at Caea SUPREME .HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary porce. Oerman -1 AOMf Of THf ,1,000 JtEf UGEES to arrive in the V. S- roni Jtaly -are. ahown waving from the ahip before they debarked. JThe sancluasy America offers this small group is but one aspect of the war refuges board's program to rescue And protect the persecuted people of Europe, yhey will so Ac Port Ontario at Oswego, H. T, where they will be boused and cared or until the war is over and they -can jaf sly return to their homes. Materaauoaalj Yanks 0rjye Six Miles forward on s Jnto 20-Mile Box Trapped Vewtak Jap Split Into 3 Uwt In American Attach -GEN. DOWLAS MACARTHl'R'S HEADQUARTERS, New -Guinea. Remnant forces of the Jap 18th army in northern British New -Gui nea were split into three groups today by American attack .forces driving to cruali the Nipponese units. Two-May Attack The ,1'nited States -troops loosed a double-prouged assault against (the Japs in tlie Aitape-Wewak region, one column advancing up the Driniu- mor river to a point less than -three miles south of Afua while a second made its way along the Niuuiao creek. One Jap (force was segregated -to the area west of Afua, the second east of the Driniumor river and the (third in the area of the Harech rlv-i Jap Jolaotry oa Move Geu. Douglas MacArthur reported that the 6th Jap infantry regi ment had moved out from the (Continued On Page t) jDies la Hospital at Gsjry Frank Nelson, C8. Gary, Ind., former resident of XJbert.rrltl. died at the Mtflliudial HospiUU in Uary at 11:35 a. ui. Tuesday. Xol lowing &n illness of two weekr. He is fiurived by one -daughter. Mrs. il a am on W righ t . & ary : one son. Robert. -Garr: -two brotbera. p m ThUraday. Burial vill be in ;tl . Khirley Cemetery west of Vni- varaait J Guam, Herd japs PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Ame rican assault troops on -Guam held remaining Japanese forces pocketed today on -the island's northeastern extremity in an area less than twenty miles square after scoring record advances .of three .to ju miles, oe-. cupying the last atrategic high ground and raising the enemy -dead total to more than ten thousand. A Pacific fleet headquarters com munique disclosed the new success-. of the swift-moving American (4 Continued on Pace i ) County Croups aLauucii rVole Ol JVevr JHguvray Plans Vermillion county lias no inten tion of going to sleep on the Job and seeing the rouleiug of the proposed .Ae highway No. 41 moved across .the river as was done when the old road was built. This was mane clear py two oeveiopmenis this week. Members of the Newport Lions Club, anxious to see the new high-say pass directly through that city instead of by-passing it on the west, have appointed a committee to check on plans as they now stand in the office of the Slate Highuay -Commission. The commitiee. named at the meeting Monday night, is composed of V. N. Asbury. John Pick-" ell and C. M- Poos. There are reports that an effort is being made to change routeing of the road, it was said at the meeting and the committee was instructed to investigate there and, should the Under Red Clow General Ireakthrough On Prussian Front Soared As Entire ftefl JUioe Sweeps Forward; jBattfe for f.iga. LONDON. England. The .battle for ,Ria Is working up .to a new ciimax as more and -more Red Army forces are thrown .Into the .Latvian battlefield. Jteuler aald today. Three Soviet columns now threat en the (Latvian capital, the .nearest being only ill -miles away. The ;uiangled bwt still formidable left wing of the -German Army, cut off in the Baltic States, Is (fighting its last battle in a desperate attempt to break tlitough the (Russian ring and ,f igbt its way back to East Prussia, cabled Duncan .Hooper, .Reuters special -correspondent ;in Moscow. JWOSCOW, Russia. P.ed army forces in .Latvia battled furiously to day to -capitalise on new gains in their drive toward Jtiga. the -Nasi- beld capital, while on other sectors of .the -eastern front the P.ussians met increasing resistance near the East Prussian frontier and pressed forward from newly-seised territory in the -Carpathian -foothills. A-dwns in Atvia The .greatest gains listed in the Soviet -commuiiique -took plaoe in Latvia, where the Russians in a fierce engagement reaelied repeated counter-attacks by reinforced (Ger-,inan -units and captured the town of ICurstpiis, rail and fcihway gateway to Riga, r.i mileir to the jiorth-west, fifty other localities and three rail stations wore overrun ,iu this offensive. To the .southwest, -near -the t-, vian-A4thuautan border, the Russians after .beating off 4 couuter -attacks in a -single day. anUed more than SO communities in the 4iers-hai area to Jiead off a Soviet drive in .Lithuania aimed at the East Prussian town of Meniel. lireak AnU leieuses There was np official word of the fighting near the East Prussian border, but a Moscow radio commentator aaid the Russians had broken into -German defenses near the f ron tier. The midnight communique sup- , . tjt . i. .. ,;,vnA Iitlv in Tho Blement said that since July 15 the Germans have reinforced their East Prussian defenses with (troops rush ed -from Hungary. Italy, Yugoslavia. Norway, western Poland and Germany. The -communique also juade no mention of the fighting oefore the Polish capital of Warsaw, but an- . Cesde iVi ate Is BUssin in Action On Normany Coast Sgt. William Kicliardson, son 01 Mr. and Mrs. William Kicliardson. Gessie. Ind . has been reported missing in action on the coast of Normandy in Prance ainoe July . ac cording to word received by the par- j ents from the t'niled Slates War ie- partment recently. j Sergeant yticnaroson eniereu u.e , United Stales Army Medical -Corps in the spriug of 443 and was as signed to iiis present division. He has been overseas since May of tills year. Mr. and Mrs. Pichardson nave two other sons in the armed forces George, V. B, Army Air -Corps in Egypt and Ralph, V. S. Marine Corps, now stationed at San Piego. Calif. McLaicliie who has bees stationed in England has been t.-ansferred to Prance. CSA. 8 Tt Marion L Wright of Great Laites, 111. spent the weekend with his wife and children on South Fourth street. V M Cpi. James 1. VUla. woa of Mr. and Mrs. JDoss Sonucchi, of Clinton route two. has been transferred to New fork and is awaiting order for overseas service. lSA. Mrs. Pew Scaggiari. S Walnut street, has received word that her husband is now stationed on an island is the South Pacific. He formerly look mechanical training at Gulf Port. Miss, and is sow stationed there with the Army Air Corps. VJB 4. Pvt. fleeter Wilson, husband of (.Continued on Pass I) 1 WITH THE FIRST CANADIAN ARMY ON THE (CAEN-PAiAlSE KUAD Striking again at night, armored units of the Pirst Canadian' Army advanced another three miles along the Caen-Palaise road early to day while infantry struck to the west, capturing Brettevllle-SurLalse., Seemirisry :Koad Juuctiua .Bretlsville-SurLalse, nine and a hair miles south of Caen, is on the Caen-Palaise railway and about a mile west of the Zen P'alaioe highway. .It is a secondary road function. ; The advance during the night' .moved on a front of some pi.outi yards south of Bourgebus. ; anks4oep in Line ,Tbe armor struck out ,from the area of Cintheaux through jiaut-mesuil to the area of BrettevillerLe-Rabet. This carries the tanks deep Into the German second line of de fences. The advancing troops bypassed &. -(Continued on page I) Oose Ballot On JUjampIoyiaierat faj Measure is Urged Senate Seeks Quick Action On -Jieoon version Bill; OP Offers Compromise WASHINGTON. S. C. -Close .senate vote on major provisions Qf the Murray - Kilgore reconversion, and unemployment benefits bill were fureseen today as leaders sought to bring about a decision -this week. peeling between rival,fac;ions was intensified to such a degree that some senators. Including both Puj-ocrats and .Republicans, sought tut, effect a compromise on jneans of converting the nation ,trom & w to a peace basis. Based on Spend beory Sen. Walter p. Goorge -(P) Sa.,; fighting the Murra? -Kilgore bill being supported by New Deal senators,1 declared that it was based upon the theory that the nation can spend it self into prosperity. . "This bill heads up all the emergency sending -doctrines that have revailed in the I n nod States ,for many years." said -George. Sen. Harley Kilgore D) W Va., defended the M urray -Kilgore bill on the ground that liberal payments for unemployment insurance to war workers together with creation of (edural jobs would help cushion the shock of transfer -from a war to a peace-time economy. George laid before the senate an estimate of costs of the Murrav -Kilgore bill unemployment benefits provisions of 10 billion 403 million dollars over a period of three years. The estimate was prepared by chairman Arthur J. Altmeyer, of the Social Security Board, who admitted that the basis of unemployment on which he made his calculations may piove to be wrong. He "assumed" unemployment of four million persons in 1945, eight million in 1946 (Continued On Page Z) JekyU-Hyde Slayer Is Sought in Three Fort Wayne Harder PORT WAYNE. Ind. Belief that the slayer of three young women in the Port Wayne area is Jekyll-H.vde type, alternately a re spectable citizen and sey fiend, was voiced today as his latest victim, Phyllis Conine. 1". lay in a ew grave in Landenwood t.emeter- The nude body of the South Side High School honor student was found In a weed patch eight iuiles southwest of Port Wayne. Sunday. Her skull had been crushed with hammer blows and her throat mottled with marks of throttling. Conceals True Nature Sheritf Walter C. Adams and Capt. of Detectives John Taylor both expressed the opinion that the alay-er is concealing his true nature under an ordinarily innocent pattern. Taylor said: He may be an apparently re spectable business maa, professional man or student, but with a vicious quick that at times turns him into fiend." The two other young women slain the area in the last aU months were Miss Anna Kuxeff. 22. attack and killed near the citys outskirts Mar 22. and Miss Wilbema Haaga, ST. fatally beaten last Peb-ruary. Slain ly hair Maa Officials pointed out that circumstances surrounding the mudrer of Miss Kuzeff indicated that she and Miss Conine had been slain by the same person. Tne city couwucil today started (CobOaued OS Fags t) broadcasts -today reported fast-mo-j ing American motorised detach ments only ,7 miles (from Paris folluwing swift -capture of Le Mans &ui a strike against the .oearby -city of Angers ,n the faoe of "yarp slight" Nasi .resistance. Smash jTbyough 4Jnes Poroes -of the (Canadian Second Army .meanwhile smashed -both the first and second .lines of -German ds-fenses south -of -Caen, capturing numerous -towns and villages and large numbers of prisoners and moving with unchecked speed flown the-.road tp Palaise. A -great joint AmericanvCanadiaa drive against Paris Itself was Indicated In front-line dispatches. "r United States farces -covering the .Breton port -of Brest -called upon the -German .garrison -there no sur render. The ultimatum was ignor ed, -however, and fighting -continues. Headquarters of (Gen. Dwight J. Eisenhower, confirming arlier (Ger man admission 'that iLs Maus ;had fallen, announced -capture of (Lieut. Gen. Karl Spang, commander of ,th Nasi C6th Infantry 4iviaion. " Pollowlng the -capture of 1 Man, scene of a great prenob -deieat t the hands of imperial (Germany fin the war of liTH, American foross -moved on -toward Angers, approaching close 1o the city. "'V Pleudquarlers said that -"sary slight" enemy .resistance was b--cuuntered bqth At Le Mans svnd Angers, i . Allied Aroftps Jtov Are attack tl the "outer oefenses" on -Brest, jMad-quarters disclosed. The -German gar rison there emulated the -example -of its forerunner at (Cherbourg which continued to fight some itime v- after ,lts -conimanoer imsei (nan I -t-tutinueii on page sy - ' ir I 1 S tjlSXSJXQ ISX J ' lC' . ControJ of Major World Oil Supply WASHINGTON. Great But ed notice today that -they intend use their -control of -most -of -the world's petroleum resources to restrain any -country which -might threaten the Tuture peace of lh world. With the signing of the Anglo-American uetroleum agreement or Acting Secretary of State Steltiniua and Irfird Beaverhrook. it wss r-vealed thst these two -countries intend to withhold oil -from aggcessor . countries, and to admit to the jiew international petroleum -council only tlie "peaceable countries" of itbw world. The joint agreement, now published for thhe, first time, makes cre- q ueut reference to tlie terms "juili- it was clear that tlie two governments intended to use oil as a weapon is the same way that Britain proposed to use it to prevent tn Italian aggression against Ethiopia in Oil sanctions Called in that case, partly because -the t'niled Stales was not a member of ths league of Nations. The agreement signed last night provides for tlie establishment of as international petroleum .commission which, for the time being, will tm confined to representatives of h p,ritish and American goveruasents. JLatw. following the convocation of a world petroleum conference an international petroleum council will be set up to include representatives 'of aU "peaceable countries." fb agreement calls for a world petrol- euia conference "as soon as practi cable." In the meantime, tlie two govern uw:tlL6 )isve declared their intention lo regulate the production and saar- feting of oil through the revolution- j-F lit.w sreemeat. At was made clear that both governments wish to aUandon the cut-throat competition chich characterised oil exploitation a(ler ta4. y &r. . , sa Fir Causes f 10,000 DaJBage la Miw Star SuUivaa .St'tJJVAN. Uid. Operation of Raker Mine near Sullivan coutiau4 today despite a tlt.M'Q tin which destroyed or damaged nearly ail the probe at the mine. Firemen from Sullivan and Shelbum battled the high flames, fanned by strong winds, for four hours, -nod prevented thir spread to the saine engine roc-S3 and other buildings. . '.swept the nation, with ,16,15 workers out of their jobs in western Pennsylvania. , Chicago, .Palersop. K J J., ana i-.t -jh . Detroit wartime strike situation .took a turn lor the worse today as 14.438 war workers were made idle by new iabor outbreaks despite efforts of union leaders and the War i-abor Roa-ri to keep production rolling. (Cuts Trock Part ilost serious of the unauthorised walkouts was the one affecting live plants employing ,7.000 workers at the Chevrolet Gear and Ale Company. Army officials, worried about the cut in axle and truck parts out put, warned that six other Chevrolet plants throughout the country may be forced to close if the strike con tinues. " Chevrolet employes, protesting the 4irlng of seven alleged strike fomen-ters. walked out again yesterday. They had just terminated an 11-day strike by obeying a back-to-worii order (from the ty Ui. which promised no disciplinary action would be taken against them. Appeal u National Board ' Walter Reuther. Vice-President of the TAW-CJO, meanwhile, assailed the -General Motors Corporation tor backing down on the WL.B promise. Me accused the .company of being "directly responsible" for the second walkout and appealed the yLB directive to the national board In Washington. The .striking .men .originally pro-i tested against a speedup in produc-1 tion. Plants which may be affected by the walkout are in Pontiac. Mich.. St., Louis. Mo. ..Norwood. O.. Atlanta. Ca., Grand Blanc. Mich., and Tono-wauda, N. f. jBall Turret Workers Out The second highest number to be affected by labor strife was a group of ,2,200 employes at the Rriggs Manufacturing -Company's outer .Continued on page 6) , m J)ew ey Cauipaigu Womug for Uome, Out-of -State Votes ALRANJ", K. y. 'Gov. Thomas JC. Dewey resumed campaign conferences with out-of-state Republican -Congresisonal delegations today After setting in motion machinery ri.rnl to nlace the 47 electoral votes of his home state in the GOP column next November. The Republican Presidential nominees was to confere today with Gov. Waller . Edge of New Jersey and the Republican Congressional group from that state. He will also talk with Charles M. Deyo. Republican candidate for -Governor of .New Hampshire. Gor. Dewey yesterday brought about the nomination, in New 'ork state, of a candidate for V. Senator best calculated to help the Dew-ey-JBrieker ticket. He is Secretary of State Thomas J. Curran. 46-year-old chairman of the New Xork County Republican Committee. Curran. prominent in Catholic activities, will oppose the veteran Sen. Robert F. Wagner, Democrat, who has sponsored some of the chief labor measures of the Roosevelt ad ministration. Republican leaders hope Curran can cut into Wagner's New Tork City strength, while they roll up the normal upstate Republican majority. The GOP Senatorial nominee, a veteran of the last World War and an able platform speaker, indicated that he will emphasise during hit campaign the aleged domination of the Democratic party by the Communism and left-wingers. Curran said the Republicans are not so jnuch opposed to the Democratic party, "as we have known it." but to the "Rrowders. the Hill-mans and the leaders of the political action committee, who will do everything possible to change the constitutional form of our government as we have known it since in-; fancy". ! Although there were several aspirants to the Senatorial nomination. the Curran choice was made without rancor. In fact, two ot nis principal rivals. Assembly Majority Leader Irving M. Ives and former State Chairman W. Wingsland Macy. made, respectively, the nominating and sec-ondingspeechs. Ives. too. warned the Republican' Chat the Political Actios Committee particularly strong ill New Yorl Stat, will be all al la the campaign . . , a in ed djieutetuuit K, shnpard. son of Mr. and Ati. (John slwuard. ttup jDe Solo Street, ,ic sun a pris-uiktv of war of tlieeriiuin govern-unMit, .according to word deceived (by ,the paront trtHn tlie W ar 4e-parliiiciit. (l.u Slieiuml Jias -Ikxmi epui-ved iiilising ,in aution siuoe Mai SI . fJL. Shepard. a P-tW Lightning f igliter pilot, ,1s .member of ,tle first iiroiip of American (fiuiiver pilots -to make a -coiuliat Alight Stiver Sterliu. (He liulds -Hie Air Medal and (Oak 4eay (ClusteK fur "meritorious acllievetueiit" J Tliglits over Jnropr. Me ix graduate -of (Clinton (Higii Scliool with tlie class of juid was active in (professional basetiall circles when , lie ntered servioe arlj 4n wVdl- Allied Siaadb At ArezA) Scores JYevv Advance hi (lalj jResistanee ait Florence Continues Strong; Air Attack CUt Faw.tuj' JLLnes ROME. Italr. Major activity in Italy switched todav from ithe Plo- reuoe ,battle sector to the area due north of Areeso where the Allies captured Monte -Grillo. important hill feature ou the west of -tlie up- per Amo river valley leadiug to Ujibieua. S2 julloa -east east of pUoreuue.'' Jtireak A J -Attack Allied artillery broke up yfive -German (Counter-attacks. The (Communique from Allied headquarters added: -Other nemy gainst our positions in the itills eas of the upper Arno valley. Tlies. were also successfully repulsed." Another hill feature south of th' Arno and west of- pontassiev. wa-taken during the day and a subsequent euemy couuter -attack wa driven off. PMlrol Penetrate lilies In the loop of the Arno river easi of Ploreuce, a P.riUs fighting pa-uol strongly supl-orted by arlillerv crussed a spur of Inutile Pilli and j reachMI a Eroup of houses to lh-; northeast, but were furced U withdraw under heavy mortar fire from Hill 5.r'7, where the ;erinaus held on to a monastery on the summit. auackBd Hin other sharp counter-attack, and cap tured -the bill, monastery and a number of prisoners. The Pitth Army sector of the It -(Continued ou page I) Seventeen Clipper I'aisbeusers Die In Cuban Cradi MIAMI, Pla. Seventeen of 2 passengers aboard a fan American Airsays Cliper wete believed today to have perished when tlie four- motored plane crashed in Nipe Ray. on the northeastern tip of Cuba, during a take-off lor Miami yesier- day. Nine passenger and all five crew members, including tlie pilot. t.apt. sf. J. Williams of Miami, were rescued. Among the surviving passeng- ors was O. Runilla. who said the plane, apparently unable to get into the air from the rough waters of the bay. turned over and landed upside down. Bonills said he was able to escape by slashing his safety nek with a knife Others, unable to remove their I safety belts, were trapped as the big j seaplane sank in the bay. The knows dead were Jose R Torres and Evangeline lazaro. who boarded tlie paLne at San Juan. Puerto P.icco. The other 15 passengers either were rescued by fishing boats or were dead in tlie sunken craft. Ts-entr-five of the Dassengers boarded the plane at San Juan. i point of the flight's origia. mhile tlie, rCis came aboard at Port As Prince. Haiti. j 1 ' f j rumors prove true, to ork 'Uh f JoUn f juetroit, Mich, and Leslie, in-other county -communities in &b ef- di.lliapoliSi Jnd and tiiree firand-fort to xetain the present rouieiug ( children. as surveyed through Vermillion Xhe ho(y wa taken t0 the Friat county, ith a .possible change at Fuufenii Home. Funeral services will Newport. iielj at the iuneral home at Z t:m cf iccAixo. i unm Xbe Clintonian welcomes any sews ot relatives or friends in the armed services for this (Column. FHOXE 22 bimiiax action was iaen at me meeting of the board or directors or the Clinton Commercial Club this : week and an investigation was , started Fears have been expressed l that tlie present repairing and widening of old 41 from Terre Haute to tlie Lyford may be used as an Argument for retaining the old. unsatisfactory routeing through tlie hills on the other side of the Wabash river. While -Clinton residents appear well satisfied with the proposed routeing up Eighth street, the are determined to leave no stone uuturn-ed to prevent the road from following the old route. They poiut out that the new route would be a much more direct one into Chicago and would pass over terrain much better suited to modern, high-speed traffic. Although several surveys have been made, little information on the new road has been made public. However, it is understood that tlie route tentatively decided upon would leave Terre Haute on North Third street, fcross the Wabash river on a new bridge at about Tecuu-seh. between Clinton and Terre Haute, entering Clinton ' from the south and passing up Eighth street to avoid a crossing of the C. A . I. north of town. It would follow a new route north and Join up with road 41 at about the point where (3 iiiittC&ecLe at preseuU pi. Paul Shoemaker, soa of Mr. and Mrs. William Shoemaker of Lyford and husbaud of Mrs. -Doris Shoemaker of 1008 Morgan St.. city, is now with the S&th Combat Engineers In New Ouinra. T.SA. SSgt. Jimmy P Rosa. I'SMC. son of Chris Ross of South Main street, has been in combat duty oa many South Pacific Isles for tlie past it moatiis and is now stationed a New Bern. K. -C. His ad Iress is i'W. SIJ-Mag-51. ISMCAAF OAK Grove Field. New Bern. N. C. He would appreciate heaiiua from bis friends lA. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gregory of North Ninth street have received word that their son. pvt. -Conrad D. Gregory, has arrived safely overseas. CPA. Mr. and Mrs. fox MeLatchie of South Seventh street have rvcMred word that their son, &. HughJ

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