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CTJNTONIAN THE WEATHER Partly cloudy, today, tonight and Tuesday. Widely scattered afternoon and evening thunJershowers. Continued warm. Mailed In Conformity Wit P. O. D. Order No. 18687 The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei , Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 1944. Volume 32 Number 155. mm mm A Mtanaiiolia, Jtid THE DAILY JOJMl hML-M 1 m" r SIGN CLAIMS ALL ILLS CURED Relentless U. S., British Drives Trap 100,000 German Troops; South France Blasted 3rd Day Japs May Quit Before Yanks Land: Nimitz Air and Sea Attacks On Enemy Homeland May Be Enough, Admiral Says; Bomb Philippines Again PEARL HARBOR America had the word today of the man who has chased the Jap Navy from the vast reaches of the Pacific Ocean back Into the very harbors from which they began their march of conquest two and a half years ago, that he wasn't "sure nor convinced" th-i we must invade Japan to )?ln the war. - v' . ,: ' This Statement by the comniander of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Chester W.' Nimitz, voiced the possibility that Allied Pincers 1 Near Falaise, Hold Argentan i Opportunity for Major Allied Victory, "Ike" Tells Forces in France SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force The following is the text of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's special order of the day to all forces in the battle of France: "Allied soldiers, sallorB and airmen: through your combined skill, valor and fortitude you have created In France a fleeting but definite opportunity for major Allied victory, one whose realization will mean notable proEress toward the final r if GOOD FOR ANYTHINO that alia you is this establishment In Burma, which is fronted by the "Hairy Ears" hospital sign. From the looks of the sprouting stuff on T5 Ferdinand A. Roblchaux'a chin, he needs the hospital's services. From Jeanerette, La., Robichaux is a member of the Engineer Corps which is helping US' build and maintain the Ledo road which haa replaced the Burma road aa a supply link between Burma and China. (Interattiontl) Shattering Air Blows Strike Coastal Bases : g00 Heavies Blast Nazi ' Installations in South f France, North Italy In' 3rd Day; Ground Static ROME!, Italy. More than B00 Allied heavy bombers, flying to the attack without fighter escort, lasted military installations In southern France and ln northwestern Italy for the third successive day today. Lightnings and Mustangs, flying separate from the big bombers, strafed targets In the same area. Anti-aircraft fire was intense over some points but completely lacking at others. , Headquarters revealed meanwhile tljat during the week ended August 12. the Allied Mediterranean air force flew 6.452 sorties and dropped 3,621 tons of bombs ln attacks on southern France. Units of the French air force cooperated ln attacks on the main .targets. A total of 60 German aircraft was destroyed or damaged. These Included planes attacks on the ground. Roads, bridges and, factories were destroyed or damaged. There were 164 attacks on gun positions. Six Bhips were destroyed and 18 damaged. The air forces carried the main weight of the-.war against the Nazis while fighting on the Italian land front continued at a virtual standstill. In attacks yesterday formations of fighter-escorted heavies bombed and strafed the French targets. (Contlnuea on Page I) St. BerniceTVlan Fined, Sentenced In Clinton Court Ralph Foltz, St. Bernice, was fined 1 5 and costs and sentenced to six months on the penal farm, Saturday, August 12, in city court, following arrest by Vermillion County Deputy Sheriff Angelo Tasso for assault and battery and disorderly conduct. Otha and Mary Judson, both of Lyford, were fined 61 and costs each, in city court, Friday, Aug. 11, following arrest by Parke .County Sheriff, Omar Chaney, for assault and battery In Vermillion county. Gale Trout, Sandcut, Ind., was given a S2 traffic ticket in city court. Aug. 11, following arrest by city police for running a red light. Russell Lawson, west of Clinton, was fined (1 and costs ln city court, Sunday, Aug. 13, following arrest by city and state police for Improper parking and profane language. soviet taiumns ri l - -a m Mab u Miles Toward Warsaw 5 Polish Capital Invested From All Sidesfas Beds . Near Goal; Spearheads Prod Way Across Balkans MOSCOW, Russia.1 Soviet forces driving ahead towards Warsaw and on a 60-mile front north of the Polish capital stabbed to within 11 miles of the city today and selied positions some 1? ille from the nrouKfiuld of Lomatn, south of the Maxur.'an lakes Ij Fast Prussia On the Baltic front Russian fighters drove 20 miles into southern Estonia to seize Vyru on the railroad west of Pskov. The advance of Gen. Ivan Maslennikov's army brought Soviet elements to within 36 miles of the railroad junction where the Pskov lin connects with the main line to th Estonian capital of Tallinn. Push Toward Riga In the heart of Latvia, 70 miles east of Riga, Gen. Angrel Yeremen-, ko's second Baltic army pushed to within 70 miles of Riga ln a for ward surge which captured the town of Madona. A special Russian announcement revealed that Baltie armies in the north from July 10 to Aug. 10 had killed more than 60,000 Nazis. Marshal Konstantln K. Rokossov-sky's first white Russian . army smashed forward in a flanking movement north of 'Warsaw to overrun Mostowka, 11 miles northeast of Warsaw and two miles south of the vital Bia'ystpk-Warsaw rail line. Batter Rail Route 1 "... Russian artillery fire battered the Blalyatok-Warsaw rail route as Soviet forces pressed forward to positions within four miles of the railroad. Numerous Nasi counter-attacks J t tempted to stem Russian drives during the actions, but heavy German . losse"A"rXeUMed frorti ' the thrusts. The Herman Goerlng division was said to have left some S00 dead on the field after an unsuccessful effort to check. Soviet troops on one sector. Drive Split Germans Tbe second white Russian army of Gen. Matvei Zakharov. continued in Its efforts to drive a salelnt between the defenders of Warsaw and Ger man forces in East Prussia. This Russian advance continued to bring pressure on the Nazi rail center of Lyck while firBt white Russian army forces closed a tighter grip on Warsaw. ' (Continued on Page 2) Louis J. Lemstra Is Named Head of 6th Region District Louts J. Lemstra, past commander of the American Legion Post No. 140 of Clinton, was electet commander of the Sixth District of the American Legion, succeeding Lloyd Woodard, Terre Haute, at the state convention being held at Indianapolis, it was reported today. . Delegates attending the Legion Convention from Clinton Include, Lee Hain, Floyd Gulnn, Paul StaaU, Vachel Dunlap, George Walthall and Mr. Lemstra. Local Auxiliary members attending the Auxiliary convention are Mrs. Arnold Rodgers, Mrs. Claude Foltz, Mrs. George Kamm, Mrs. Lou-Is Lemstra and MrB. George Walthall. Mr t.emstra'1 ooponent for the district post was Wiley Dorsett, Danville, Ind. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. With all festivities ended, the annual state convention of the American Legion began a wartime business session In Ipdlanapolls today. Universal military training after tbe war was considered in a resolution which was certain to be adopt ed. The Legion also was to indorse a change ln bylaws to enable fighters in World War Two to join the organization before they are discharged from the service. Bloomington Haa is Head ' W. H. (Billy) Brown, Blooming-ton business man, appeared to have the lead over Wayne L. Love, Terre Haute teacher, in the race for state commander. Mrs.' Mary Tyner Duerstock of K-rtith Wnvne. yesterday was elected commander of the Indiana Depart ment of World War Nurses, wnicn held Its convention in connection with the Legion gathering. Mrs. Catherine Kerkhoff. of Indianapolis, was elected secretary and, treasurer, and Mrs. Katherlne D. Mich, of Indianapolis, was chosen service officer. Mrs. Alma M. Droge. of Laporte. was elected chapeau of the Legion iContlnueo on Par 11 r.m Russian Proposal For , Postwar World League In Atiglo. U.S. Hands WASHINGTON, D. C. Secretary of State Cordell Hull revealed today tha he has received the Russian proposal for the new International Peace and Security Organization. . Thua Russia was brought actively into- the dlscussiens preparatory to the opening of the Dumbarton Oaks conference next Monday. Until this move from Moscow, the British and American governments were far ahead of the Soviets in planning the new post-war League of Nations. British Plan Known Memo outlining the American plan for the world organization were (Continued on page 3) Montezuma Man Dies After Heart Attack on Street Bert O. Cook, 65, route one, Montezuma, died suddenly ln Clinton Saturday afternoon following a heart attack on Main street. He was formerly a grain dealer In Mecca, and was well known in Parke and Vermillion counties. He was a member of the F. A A. M. Lodge, number 89, of Montezuma and the Scottish Rite, Indianapolis.. . i He' . is survived by the widow, Minnie; three daughters, Mrs. George Richardson. Mrs. W. B. Murphy, both of Mecca and Mrs. Park Lewmao, Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Miles, Rockvllle; Mrs. Evav Funkhouser, Hymera, Ind. and Mrs. Jennie Carrlco, Terre Haute and four grandchildren. Tbe body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home and returned to the residence this morning. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Rev. Robert Shank-lin will officiate and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. England. He took part In tbe Invasion of France. The third son, Fred, is a seaman second class ln the U. S. Navy and is now stationed ln Hawaii with the Seabeas. U.S.A. Pvt. Owen Hutson, Jr. is now on active duty with U. S. Army forces in France. He was home on leave shortly before leaving for overseas duty. U.S.A. Corporal Edward Hardie, hubsand of Mrs. Martha Jane Hardie of Clinton and son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hardie of Universal has arrived in England. He is with a field artillery battalion. Another Hardie son, SSgt. John, is with the field artillery forces in France. He has been overseas since October, 1943. U.8.A. Mrs. Josephlen Wile has received word that her husband, Sgt. Donald (Continued on Pal lit Expanded State Job Insurance Program Predicted House Studies Extension Of Law to Employers Of : One in Demobilization Bill WASHINGTON, D. C. Expansion of the state unemployment insurance systems was foreseen today as house committees prepared to begin work on revision of the senate demobilization bill. . The chief proposal to be considered by the bouse ways and means committee is extension of coverage to employes In establishments employing one or more workers. The present law affects those of eight or more. The proposal, which would be accomplished by extending the federal three per cent unemployment payroll tax, is strongly supported by War Mobilization Director James F. Fight Byrnes. Sponsors of the Murray- Kilgore of unemployment compen nrovidlr.e for navments ai satlon providing for payments (Continued on page 6) Pioneer County Settler Succumbs in Texas Home Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Margaret Foncannon Dowdy, 84, at Fort Worth, Texas, Frio8v- Burlal waB ln TexaB Monda Mrs. Dowdy was a pioneer settler of this commu. ilty, the daughter of f"d T I mJT. "on. Of the six sisters Mrs. Laura ley, "ithe S'V" T. t" BlBter- Mra- p,'chba Hughes' pa8- "Y ix montns ago' Surviving Mrs Dowdy are a " Ut V' ; " Texas and two sons. Fred and r wl amw,u.. 1 7 Miles SeDarate Goal . Of Canadian Drive, U. S., Held Town; Nazis in Full 1 SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. Amer- .. .. A rj -I , i 1. armnrnri fAIWM In Franee, challenged by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to seize the opportunity to achieve a tremendous victory: over the Germans, steadily closed the escape gap on an estimated 100. T 000 Nazis between Falaise and Armenian todav. . .' Canadian Drive Launched The Canadian first army, previously bogged down before Falaise, replied to Gen. Eisenhower's charge by cutting loose a full-scale assault from the area of Thury-Harcourt. The offensive, aimed at domination of communications passing through Falaise, was said by an official headauarters spokesman to be proceeding satisfactorily. . With the Canadians pressing down on Falaise and American armr ored spearheads advancing from the area of Argentan, 17 miles from Falaise, the escape gap was steadily narrowed and turned Into a No Man's Land by shell fire and aerial bombardment. i Mllee from Falaise (Shoving off -after a devastating wsault by more than 1,000 heavy, ..oi-t, hnmhon nftAr nrevious soft-. ening aerial assaults, the Canadians mnotrateri the German defenses to a, depth of two miles to reach points only four miles from aiaiso, Exchange Telegraph Company re-; ported.) " H0ariniinrtftrR said the American.' and British, crushing the Germana back Into the steadily shrinking pocket in a battle of annihilation a-gainst Hitler's forces, advanced -cross , virtually the entire area be,. ween Mortaln ana vire ami eoi ilackening German resistance. t The important communication. (Continued on page 3) ., fnuntv Mpii Ar I Called for Exams, Military Service Sixteen Clinton and Vermillion bounty men have been called for nllitary induction August 17 while 13 have been called for pre-induc-tion exam on that date. Six Clinton men are included ln he pre-lnductlon list and 12 are In the list of inductees. The two groups include: Pre-induction exams Clinton: Robert Howard Goodnight, Andrew Fredlch Fenoglio, Maurice Davis. Russell Eugene Lawson, Rex Jolly Cargal and George Elliott, Jr. Newport, Eugene Craft and Marvin Dale Fortner. . Cayuga, Lionel Herbert Cook and, Harry G. Llvengood. ' Universal, Joe Blazovlch. i St. Bernice, Verlin Fredrick Wagner. Perrysvllle, Joe Ray Lawson. Induction Clinton: Jamea Earl lustice, Louis Angelo Corso, Kenneth Kleeman Kelley, Barney Naw. rockie, Robert Lee Sanquettl, Merle Gorman Rltter, John E. Hosa, Nick Dan Latlnovlch. Richard Thomas Auer, Donald Eugene Somes. Ken neth Corevin Wilson and Ralph Wal-raven Drake. Perrysvllle, 8. V. Morgan and For- ,m( Andrew WooBter. Cayuga, Berl Lee Relsmer. ' Hillsdale, Paul Edwin Earlea. Salesmen for Blind Benefit Prizes Given to Children Mary Beverly Crowder, was awarded first prize for selling the largest amount of flowers made by the blind and shut-Ins during the Clinton Annual Brotherhood Day, held Saturday, Aug. 12, it was announced today. Frizes for the next highest sales were given to Betty Jayne Dooley, second; Wanda Maria Dunlap, third; Beverly Anderson, Fourth: Mary Sue Tucker, fifth; Margaret Ann Gross, sixth; Diana Clark, seventh and Patricia Wisneski, eighth. Twenty-four other workers were given pauses to the Wabash and Palace Theatres. the Japs may suddenly win ana roia under the . combined air and sea pressure daily being Increased from the Kurllea. tp the Marshalls, Losing New to Japs Speaking to a news conference In his Pacific Fleet headquarters, Nimitz said that the war Is a new experience for the NipB, who hereto- but now that the tide has turned againBt them "I don't know how much more they can take before they throw in the sponge or before they'll sue for peace". He was firm in his belief, however, that America will have to occupy the Japanese mainland after the war Is over. All Offensives Used The Pacific Fleet commander revealed that all forms of offensive warfare will be used against the Japs . sea blockade, air bombardment, and posisbiy. bombardment of the enemy' borne porta by ships lying off shore. y While he would not hint at future offensive moves, he declared that Japan "will be hit from all directions". He pointed, out that. Jap losses In the battles from the Ollbert Islands to tbe Marianas were placed at over 62,000 killed in land fighting alone. (Continued on page 3) Third New York Area Swept By Fire in 3. Days NEW YORK, N. Y. The third major fire In the New York Metropolitan area within three days left Palisades Amusement Park mostly in ruins today as more than 100 persons nursed injuries, 25 of them seriously hurt. Three-darters of the amusement park, situated- across the Hudson River from upper .Manhattan, lay In rUlUH HI1U LUV liuauvittl IUOO tio von mated at between a half and three- quarters of a million dollars, besides 100 or more automobiles destroyed. A Hoboken pier in the Hudson burned Friday and half of Luna Park at Coney Island was swept by a blaze Saturday. Three persons wers missing today as a result of the Hoboken fire, where 125 suffered moke poisoning and minor burns. Flames originated under tne vir thrill riding device, ' ginla Reel swept tne neart oi tne iz-aere rai-. 1 A I, -1, nwA Awrw 9A firm ttnm. n- i panle. and many ambulances. The blaze soon became a fiery spectacle that attracted thousand, of watchers to Manhattan's west side river drive and apartment roofs. Most seriously injured in the blaze were five girls riding a fiery ear down the steep Zlg-Zag path of the Virginia Reel, and a soldier who rARCiifffi them. A Rundav afternoon . crowd estimated at 36.000 fled the flames Including hundreds In the artificial surf swimming pool who scurried to safety ln swim trunks. Former Dana Soldier Is Killed in Action in France Thomas Vernon ' Holton, 20. of Roachdale, Ind., formerly of Quaker, near Dana, was killed ln action in France July 21, according to word received by his cousin, Miss Nellie Noggle, Cayuga, recently. Holton entered the U. S. Army infantry on Sept. 14, 1943 and was sent overseas on March 1, 1944. In his last letter, written June 28, he stated he was back to where he was getting two warm meals a day. He entered France on Invasion Day, according to a letter received June 26. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, near Dana, the son of Roy and Florence Nnirzle Holton. Before moving to Roachdale he lived with his parents ! near Quaker in the Wabash River Ordnance Works area. He attended Newport schools and was a graduate of Roachdale High School. Besides the parents he is survived by a brother, Alvlng Leo and three sisters, Norma Jean, Betty and Rose Iary, all at home. I downfall of tne enemy, inuupr lAKt Anneals "In the past 1 have ln moments of unusual significance made special appeals to Allied forces it has been my honor to command. "Without exception your response has been unstinted and the result beyond my expectations. "Because the victory we can now achieve Ib Infinitely greater than any it has so far been possible to accomplish ln the west, and because this opportunity may be grasped only through utmost determination and (Continued on page SV Secret US Drive Strikes Deep In Normandy Defense US Armored Unit Races Against Cracking German ' Troops, Free 20 Towns WITH A U. S. ARMORED COLUMN SOMEWHERE IN NORMANDY. This armored American column raced several miles today and liberated 2 French villages in a secret drive againBt dazed and broken remnants of several German divisions. Details of this secret maneuvei cannot yet be revealed, but It is f brilliant and daring strategy againsl breaking German troops in France Some Germans here are fightini (Continued on Pagev 2) Montezuma Woman Dies At Clinton Hospital Saturday " Funeral services for Mrs. Leal Welch. 65, Montezuma, were held al the residence at 2:30 p. m. Monday Rev. Robert Shanklin officiated and burlal was In Oakland cemetery al Montezuma. Mrs. Welch died at the Vermillior County Hospital at 5 a. m. Saturday Aug. 12. She is survived by the husband Harry, the parents, Mr .and Mrs. Miles Woody, Tangier. Ind.; fiv step-children and one brother, Ros coe Woody, Florida. The body was taken to the Brown Funeral Home ln Montezuma zuma. said. A form of pidgin English crossed with words from each language made up the dialect by which the troops and natives made out quite well. Dances and customs going back to the very beginnings of their history are still observed by the tribesmen, he continued, as he told of the various tribal danceB. Nearly every event of importance is commemorated In some type of dance. (Continued On Page 2) Clinton Soldier Home From Pacific Action; Travels Over 30,000 Miles NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any news of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column. PHONE 32 Thirty thousand miles over water Is the travelling record hung up by Pvt. Olymplo G. Beltrame, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lino Beltrame of North Seventh Street who is home on furlough after spending 29 months in the Southwest Pacific. Beltrame, who Is In the coastal artillery division of the antl-ilrcraft corps, has been In action In several major Pacific bat tree. He look part ln the landings at Altape on tbe coast of New Guinea shortly before leaving for home. He got to the Pacific area by wey of Africa over two years ago when he left for active duties overseas. Embarking from Key West, Fla. he went through Rio De Janeiro, Capetown, South Africa to reach Australia and New Guinea. He has been on many of the smaller islands in the south; and southwest Pacifie area. , Like most American servicemen abroad. Pvt. Beltrame has a large collection of photographs and curios from the islands. Beautflully carved animals and birds made by the natives aa well as many samples of Australian and New Zealand coins were brought back and mailed back home by the Clinton soldier. The Yanks "down under" learned to talk with the natives, who are of Polynesian and Melenesian blood, he Thomas J. Weir, husband of Mrs. Lovell Weir and son of Mr. and Mrs. James Weir of Clinton, has been commissioned an ensign in the United States Naval Reserve. Transferred from Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ensign Weir is now stationed at Plattsburg, N. Y. where he is taking naval indoctrination training. He was graduated from Clinton High School in 1940 and from Rose Polytechnical Institute in October, 1943. Since his graduation he was employed at Dallas, Tex. Ensign Weir's address is Batt. 1, Co. C Barr. 11-3. N. T. S. (1), Camp MacDonald, Plattsburg. U.S.A. Paul Staats, 1358 South Fourth Street, has three sons in service, all on duty overseas. Harry, recently promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant, has been in India for the past 2S months. James, motor machinists mate In the V. S. Navy, is aboard an L. C- I- stationed at present in

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