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THE DAILY 'CLMTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Verjoillioa And Parke Countie . flailed Iq Conformity WijP,.f. Order NaX9687 Fair and continued hot today, .to-' night and Friday. . ,, Price Tbree Cent. CUSTOfi, INDIAJVA, THURSDAY, AlGl'ST 10, X9U. Volume S2 A umber JL5S. JVU i luDUUL m I sT Lb New Allied Drive Nears Pario Top US Pacific Var Plot Coming DIG OUT YANXS BUSIED BY SHELL Head Move Against Japs Canadian Line -Tears Forward; Yanks in Ports Nantes, St. Malo, Breton . ' Porte, Occupied by yanks, he Hans Drive Pounds Oa oad Onto French Capital SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al Reiterate Unconditional Surrender, Warn Japs 'Beaten at Own Game'; Plan New Moves; Hear Nazi Reports Imminent US Landing in Philippines CIO Influence On Depobilize Bill Revealed America JLegioa Enters Battle Against PACs Influence o Measure; Truman Seeks Compromise WASHINGTON. 0. C. The Americas lfu entered the senate battle against the far reaching Murray-Kiigore demobiliiatioa bill today a Jt was disclosed that "experts" who drafted the measure had been in communication with the CIO political action committee. In telegram to all senators, Maurice F- Petlne. chairman of the legislative committee of the legion, assailed proposals in the Muray-Kilgore bill Thick he said would federalize state unemployment Insurance and Mate Job offices, assails Kabttilute 11m The legion representative also assailed somd provisions of a subsu- WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AT PEARL HAR BOR, July 29 (Delayed) anese delivered their sneak attack on pean naroor, ux. t, 1941, President Roosevelt today concluded a war strategy conference with Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur and tiie racmc High Command, aimed at Japan s early defeat and uncon 'ditional surrender". The President conferred for three I ute dem&DMuauoa macnuery pun : ((Mm pacific Fnst M Sen. Walter F. George D) Ca .l Tht WIr KnVeej meeting covered . offered as an amendment to the pKUie ar front from the Aiea-Marray-KUgore biU. I mia to Kew Guinea and the South Devine said that both the Kilgore-1 PwcUle t( wts th President's first Murray bill and amendments snd meeliag ,ih MaeArthar in seven the George amendment "win destroy" years several months work and nullify! Tne chief executive, both as Pre-proeress" which has been made in j at commander-in-chier of building a staff to administer Uene t. g zrme4 forces. Immediately C- I. "Bill of Bights." j wxrDe4 Japan in icy terms that the SAEOiCS ATTACH tO to an Infantry unit somewhere In France dig out some of their men who were burled by a blast during an enemy shelling attack at the front. (lattrailioatl Soundphoto) SovJct Renew Warsaw Drive; Hit at Latvia Reds Seize Vital Road Junction East of Pole Capital; Score Advance 30 Allies from Czech line MOSCOW. Russia. Soviet armies today presedd a renewed offen-Ive east of Warsaw, tightened still further their mouse around trapped German forces 1 Latvia, and in the Carpthatlaa foothills moved to within less than 30 mile of the bor der of Nazi-occupied Czechoslova-kls. ' Bed Army forces which lunged northwest from Siedlce. 55 miles east of the Polish capital. In toe last 24 hours are now in possess ion of ' Wegrow. important road junction some IS miles northeast of Warsaw, snd ISO other newly- liberated places in the same area. Warsaw Haule lisjees t Moscow mentioned nothing fur ther regarding the fighting directly before Warsaw, but the Polish telegraph agency quoted the cotu- - I Continued on paas 71 Points Men Off Utility Grade Jleef, Pork Values Set OPA's August List Sets 4 -8 Points on Pork ; Butter to Stay at 16 WASHINOTOK). C. . The Of-J flee of Pries Administration an nounced today 'removal of point ra tion values from Utility Grade Beef and Lamb and the return to ration ing of pork loins, hams and canned fiah. effective August 13. OPA likewise boosted the point value on cheeses from two to four points, but kept butter at It present 16 points per pound. High tirade Beef Same , ''Points for better grades of beef steaks and roasts and for better grades of lamb .steaks and roasts continue at their present level be cause many areas are In short sup ply." OPA Chief Chester Bowles declared. Cuts of beef and lamb that are now ration free remain unchanged. The new point valuea for cuts from pork loins will rsnge from four per pound for end cuts to eight per pound for center cuts, Bowles said, t Continued on page I) State Sizzles In 95 Degree Heat; No Relief Sighted INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Clerks Former French Premier Leon Blum Victum of Nazi' Factory of Peath' vTZ a gigantic concentration camp where atrocities and executions were carried out in a manner paling into insignificance all previous bor- rors of this war was disclosed today by two professional Russian journalists wbo revested former! Premier Leon Blum of trance a- mong lis victims. lh tints in Thousands ThA rinin m-as Kittiafeil fwn mile - - from the Polish city of Lublin and occupied almost 20 square miles. Its victims were estimated in tbe hundreds of thousands. Authorities for this revelation were Konstantin Simonov, a celebrated ' Russian poet and playwright (Continued an pagn 1 1 Camp Grant To Be Put on "Standby" Oasis By Oct, J5 CAMP GRANT. 111. The status of Camp .Grant as an army training center for World War II was nearing its end fjoday. Left at the cauiu. at which wore I I I days with MacArthur snd the Admirals and the Generals who are relentlessly driving the Japanese back to their island homeland- war will be prosecuted againa them on sea. land and in the air with fConllnued on page 1) Widespread Strikes Slash Deeply At War Production Fighting Breaks Out la Jersey Strike'; Midwest " Truck Strike Spreading A new snd widespread flurry of itrikes slashed deep Into war pro- duetion today aa upward of 75.000 worsen! lu ir suu ajueu luguaum stsyed away from their Jobs. Most serious of the walkouts wss the strike of between 25,000 snd $0,000 truck drivers which paralysed orer-tbe-road shipment of freight in Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, lows. Kansas snd North and South Dakota. The strike was called when operators refused to pay a wage Increase granted by the War Labor Board. The strike threatened to eoguir the whole Mississippi valley from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico as latest reports said that workers In Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tetaa and Louisiana soon would join the walkout. More than 10.000 workers in the Detroit area struck for varying rea sons. More than 7.000 were out at ,ne cheVrolet Gear and Axle Divl- , r.r,i umnm in uimi- . . V., "1 7" " Y..11 ,urrel, needed urgently for bomb-1 era. stayed out when a group of em ployes were demoted in salary. Fighting Breaks Out PATTERSON, N. J. Fighting broke out today among strikers at the Patterson, N. J . plants of In (Continued pn page 3) I 1 5 i - j British Seize Ilills ii m Florence lo Renew Gty Attack ath Arniv Pniiiirls Steadilv . ws 1 At Nazi Garrison; Italy !, Airlinp- Allies Patriots Aiding Allies dome Italy. Fighter-escorted American teavy JUombexa attacked maiury installations in the Ploest oU ref jnery area of Romania by day- light today, striking the region foi .. t n i I. . , r.. i lie secouu uuiv m ..... ... Big Liberators and Fortresses dropped their bombs on the target by means of instruments and bombardiers observed fires kindled despite the presence of a thick Nazi-set smokescreen over the region. Anti-aircraft fire was intense and several Nazi Interceptors were she down, returning pilots reported. At tbe same time, a secondary at sault was made upon oil insulin lions 19 miles northwest of Floesl ROME. Italy. British Eight" Army forces in Italy pressed for ward In the Florence area today driving the Germans from a nuni ber of important heights east of the city while Italian patriots aid ter of art ana culture Italians Work With Allies The Italian patriots, wearing red. white and green arm Bauds, worked olfii iIia AlliMa in the BStnlh. era section of Florence to o,uei armeu sua IIOSIIIV r j&v iihb u area. patriots numbering .some tit operating between the Via Del Ser ragli and Via Roman, gathered ir approximately 150 men and women found possessing small arms and grenades. ItrlrWi S.-iw Heights "East of Florence. British troopt of the Eighth Army, in operation designed to clear up pockets of en-( Continued 00 page 7) trucks, guns and munitions tbst they built. They can be seen in mighty array on every road, in ev-1 ery field that leads to the front I line. American military police,- with I carbines slung over their shoulders. ' stand at the little Norman country ernstrnada. directing: the flow.i tof traflic that will reach the proportions of a torrent as it near the battle areas. Vast Beachhead A visit to the beachhead at which the military might of America flows Into this Allied gate-way to western Europe makes one's heart almost stand still with awe and admiration. A vast fleet of cargo vessels and warships are visible as far as the eye can see. A constant stream of vital war supplies is coming ashore in a steady flow that gees on day and night. ' 1 Out of a strip of sandy' beach and country farmland, American Seabeas have constructed a land-(Contlnueo oa paga 7) ' At the spot where the Jap Jap (lomlwt Ship, J5 Others Sunk By US Submarines L'nderseas Raiders Boost Total to 687 in Newest Forays on Jap Sealanes WASHINGTON. The Navy an nounced today the sinking of 1 more Jap vessels. Including one com bat ship, by V. S. submarines -bringing the total score of the dar ing underseas raiders to 7 Nip ponese vessels sent to the bottom since D. 7. Fifty-four of the vessels were combat ships. The Jap losses announced today Included: One large cargo transport, seven medium cargo vessels, four medium cargo transports, two small cargo vessels, one medium tanker, and one escort vessel. Besides the (87 Jap ships sunk by U. a submarines that have been reported venturing far into Japan's coastal waters, the total toil includes it probably sunk snd IIS others damaged. (Continued Oa Pane S) Retail, Wholesale Inventory Ordered Aug. 12 By O. P. A. To obtain adjustmenla for Items replaced on rationing Aug. 13. the Office of Price Administration an nounced today that all retailers and wholesalers of meals, fats, fish snd dairy producta must take inventory at the close of business Aug. 1 2, loc al ration board officials said today. Many items were placed at aero point value May It and a number of these will be back under the point system, Aug. II. some retailers and wholesalers will be unable to buy 'ootstn aajustuienis, tne omciais con- n The Inventory should include all Items other than butter acquired by loan from the Washington office that are rationed 00 the Aug. 13 point chart. Items in transit, but not yet received, should be included. The inventory must be made on OPA Form R-31S, obtsinable at the local war price aud rationing board Mr Pearl seven army. Roosevelt's remarks do the Harbor workers were among brief greetings he made to navy and air corps person- nel. He spoke to Ihe officers of the Pacific command at a luncheon a: Scbofleld Barracks, to the officers snd men of tbe veteran Seventh Division when be reviewed (hem, to the Seabeas. the marines, submarine crews at their rest home In tbe famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel at Wal-kiki, and to the hospital personnel. ' WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AT PEARL HARBOR. (Delayed) Gen. Douglas MacArthur was almost as much an object of public eicitement as President Roosevelt during tbe Pacific war strategv conference. During the drives through the streeta of Honolulu and island towns on inspection tours of army, naval and air installations, people lining the sidewalks craned their necks eagerly to catch a glimpse of tbe tall, handsome warrior, their stops. Both President Roosevelt and MacArthur drew loud applause at MacArthur arrived before tbe (Continued oa paga lied Expeditionary Force, a - w Canadian thrust down ' the BU highway leading to Parta was re vealed in battiefront d.t patches 44- day along with official disclosure of rapid Allied advances throughout the Breton peninsula.' ' .0. Nantes and St. Malo vera oecn- pied by American troops, hut iso lated resistance continued in taa latter harbor and soma opposition continues east and west of th U- boai base of Lorient. , Tanks Slow Advance In the Canadian thrust down tha Falaise road from Caen. German troops recovered from the Initial momentum of the drive to put up an anti-tank screen north of Falaise "which has distinctly slowed down our advance." Gen. Dwigbt D. Eisenhower's headquarters said. " ; The Allied bridgehead across the 'river Orne has been enlarged, ho.w-ever, and new advances up to d.diow yards have been recorded. There ars indications, a headquarters ' spokes-, man said, that the Germans ars pull-) ing out of a salient threatened by tbe brideghead and the continuing. Canadian drive in that sector. .,' Strung Dknard Bealstamrs) Enemy resistance at Dlnard la Brittany remained "fairly ntrcsf,'-headquarters aald, but in southwestern areas of the peninsula Gerspaa pockets are being mopped "up jrv 4- if'- , -t The new Canadian drive, report-: ed to be making good progress Continued on page t GOP Strength On I Rise in Midwest. ; ' . j Chairman Declares ; NEW YORK, N. Y. Returning o his national headquarters after a iwfng through the Middle West, Rd-wblican national chairman Herbert irownell, Jr., declared today be had 'ound Democratic ranks split Intd arring factions, especially In th crucial border states. ' It will take a clou search alien 'be November election, ha said.'i to 'ind an electoral vote from the ndld-west in the New Deal column. 1 ' The findinea on hin trln. he said. more than ever convince him oi a victory for the Republican slate of Governors Thomas E, Dewey, ' for president, and John W. Brtcker, for ice president. "You can't apeak of the Democra tic party any more," said Brownell. "What used lo be tbe party now Is a. group of leaders of factions, Tha organization is split Into factions led by Vice Preaident Wallace, the big cjty bosses and the Browder-Hillman crowd." t i At St. Louis, be said, he conferred wltb tbe 2 Republican governors !' conference there, coordinated their state campaigns with those of Ihe national committee, and arranged peaking dates for Dewey . n Brirker. He was not ready, bowevefy to disclose the places nor dates lor the sddresses. ' ' " Because of defeats la Missouri nrimuriea of candidates backed 1V Sen. Harry 8. Truman, Democratic! vice presidential nomlnsd, Browaelt said he espects tbe stale to go foir Dewey and Brirker and also sleet h Republican governor, U. 8. senatdr snd Increase lbs GOP congressional representation ' j Chicago be waa assured by hut party leaders tbst fights among New Dealers would put Illinois Into ID GOP csmp and found tha same con- dltions at Indianapolis In regard to Indiana. Corn Pack Begins At . Cay uga Canning Company CAYUGA. Ind. Nina hundred acres of corn have been planted for the corn pack which waa started At the Morgaa-Adama canning company last Monday, It waa announced today. Officials aald tha crop will be lighter than laat year due to dry weather, chinch bugs, ate. Following the corn pack green beans will be nest. - ?- More belp turned out the first day of the corn pack tbaa could fca used but as tha crop Increases tha extra help will bs u,e1' officials aid. , , , , , . than 100.000 soldiers bate beeo'ed tbe Allies in clearing the enem trained In the last three years, were from the streets of the historic cen- 1 lie measures uw, ne nw. m postpone effective operation of the net tor whose benefits hundreds of war veterans are daily clamoring. Author Called by (IO Meantime, further repercussions were threatened in the ease of Dr Herbert K. Scnimmel. fi.0 a year employe of the War Manpower Com mission, wbo has been acting at chief of staff of a senate military affairs subcommittee which reported the Murray-Kilgore bill. Dr. Sehimmel who said be wrote (he bill providing a plan for reconversion of Industry snd an unemployment compensation plan estimated to cost bll.'lons. He was report ef by the Dies committee to have re fCoatiaaed OS pass ) Postwar Public Works Program Is Ready in Congress WASHINGTON Sen. John H. Overton (D) La., predicted today that congress will enact a one billion 600 million dollar postwar public works program before it adjourns this yesr. Legislation lo this effect is now on the senate calendar awaiting final action. Two bills, both approved by the house, provide for large-scale projects affecting flood control, irrigation, navigation and electric pow-5ervXIey are the billion-dollar flood control measure and the 500 million -dollar rivers and harbors bill. Overton, in cnarge 01 me es. declared that "both bills should t'.ij . in h ecied before the I t oresent, session is ended. The 781 fceonges? will aujouro sioe ui . I,,, ' will undertake to call the bills .up a ocn as I feel I csn get action , by the senate' said Overton. He added that there was some ouestion as to when this would be as It waa possible congress would recess again until after election fol lowing enactment of postwar recon version legislation. "It Is important that these bills b approved before the end of the war." he declared. "Many of the projects outlined in the measures are ready to get underway and will help take up the slack at the termination of the European war." Overton said a provision in Ihe bills permitted them to become effective before the end of the Japanese conflict. "Not less than SO per cent of lh money which would be spent 01 flood control and Irrigation wouli go Into the pockets of labor," b pointed out. He added that be ha received requests from all over Hie country that bills not be permittee to die on the calendar with final ad journmeut of congress. PerTjrsviile Woman Dies At Residence Wednesday Last rites were held at 2:30 P- m Friday for Mr. Emily Adams. 78 who died at her home in Perryavill' Wednesday morning following a fern weeks Illness. Rev. E Miles officiated and burial was in the Hick t Cemetery near Perrysvllle. Mrs. Adams was a life long real dent of the county. She was the dau gbter of James and Matilda Severn. She Is survived by the husband James: five sons. Freeman and Ash ford, both of Crawfordsvllle; Nobli of Hoopeston, lit '."and Tillman am Virgil, both of Perrysville; 11 grand cbildran and three great grasdchU- , some 5.000 soldiers of me army medical department training center. also destined to become history by Oct. IS. After that date, the camp will be on standby", basis for possible officer. bcib-,-- emergencies and as a prisoner of to-war camp, with 1.S00 German war prisoners handling Ihe work of maintenance and harvesting in the surrounding farm area, Tbe medical department troops will be moved lo other stations, some of them overseas, with others to be transferred lo Ft. Lewis. Wash., where Brig. Gen. James E. Baylis. former Camp Grant corn-official mandant. Is now the commanding Sidelights on Presidenl Roosevelt's Conference With Pacific Leaders American Power Visible Throughout Normandy As Men, Equipment Hit Enemy rho turn away disappointed seek urea. Terre Haute waa close behind wltb a top thermometer reading of S degrees; Evansviile, 97; Indiana polis, it; South Bend, 4, and Fort Wayne, 3. Pastures and young clover are bardeta hit, tbe bureau said. Since June 1, Indisna has had only a guar- ter to half aa much rainfall as normal. Soybeans were said to be "mostly fair", wltb corn damage by borers reported as "slight", in tbe bureau's crop bulletin. At Richmond the first ice shortage in, 36 years was blsmed oa the prolonged siege of hot weather. Weather bureau figures at Anderson were pointed out aa showing that precipitation varied beavily, when it did occur. At one spot guag-es showed a peak rainfall of I I Inches since July 1, while a mile and a. half away a rainfall or 3 8 was measurer for tbe same period. Cayuga Man Is Named To Vermillion County Council Fred Porter of Cayuga was appointed a member of the Vermillion County Council Monday to fill the uneipired term of Fred Lowry, deceased. Porter will serve as councilman from the second district. The appointment was wade at a special meeting of the council. iv uu tui u m vi as uimuuihhii era for war-scarce items bad nothing on the weather bureau employes day. The war was not a factor, but , the disappointment was just as ac- ute as the weatherman reported that continued sisiling temperatures of from 95 to 100 degrees could be expected by Hoosiers today and to-' morrow. j Vincennes topped the state yester-J day with a high of 103 according to V. 8. weather bureau fig-' WITH PRESIDENT ROOSVE-VELT AT PEARL HARBOR. President Roosevelt came back to Pearl Harbor ten years to the day from bis first visit on the old cruiser Houston, now sunk. He told personnel la Ihe Pesrl Harbor Navy Yard that be hoped to return again for a tblrd time with fewer years Intervening. The President spoke tt the workers and naval personnel briefly during sa inspection of this amaxlng wartime installation, which has mush-roomed in size and facilities since the Japanese attsek. "I am glad to be back again ten years snd I hope it won't be snotber ten years before I come back for a third time," he said. Proud of Workers "We have been awfully proud back In Washington and the rest of the country of what you have been doing here. I am particularly Impressed by the element of speed. We are going just about twice aa fast In the navy aa ever before, and we are going to make It even faster. "Today we have got without Question the largest snd best equip ped navy in the world and that if something to be proud of. NEW YORK, N. Y. The power and glory of America can be seen today in tbe villages, farmlands, dusty toads and country lanes of Normandy. Three days ago I loured the beaches and tbe farmlands through which American boys breached Adolf Hltler'a Atlantic Wall. I drove by military truck and Jeep on the convoy-crowded roads along which the might of America is moving up to help deliver the final crushing blow to Natl Germany, rileafi) Stream of Men The health and igor of our cation cua be seen In tbe shining eager faces of the khaki-clad boys from every stale In (he Union who are moving In a steady, relentless stream to the front lines. The millions of American workers wbo have toiled in tbe factories here at home lo turn out the sinews of war would be proud indeed to see the results of their work on display in tbe Norman countryside. Hers are the tanks, planes, 1

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