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THE . DAILY GLIKTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 indUuMP01?!! SSti loaayT tonight and saturaay. , Price Three Cents.' Volume 33 Number 159. CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1944. 7nrvr hh I I r mm m ( MM Iffl ATT 1G? R in) Vact Annihilation Battle RageS In Paris Area; Eisenhower Seed Mounting Split in Hitler-Anri Anglo-U.S.-Russ Agreement Over Occupation of Germany Made: FDR WASHINGTON, D. C. President RoobcvoU disclosed today that a general agreement has been reached between the United Stutes, Great Britain and RusBla over military occupation of Germany. The chief executive also said that a similar agreement should be easily reached between thlB country and China for occupation of Japan, but that it has not yet come to that point. Such an agreement has been mentioned only in personal conversations between the President and Gen. German Riviera Lines Crumble To Allied Drive 25-Mile Gains Scored As Allied Drive Inland From 600 Square Mile Beaches American Casualties Low ROME, Italy. Known casualties in the three 'American spearhead Soviets Plunge Across Border To Reich Soil Beds Poised for All-Out Ground Advance Through Prussia, Air, Artillery Guns Tear At Defenses MOSCOW, Russia. A full-scale Russian drive deep Into German ter- ritory threatened Nazi commanders today when Red army legions, beating back (utile counter-attacks, prepared to lunge westward from newly-won positions bordering the East Prussian frontier. The British radio, heard by NBC. said the Soviets have "reached German soil" and asserted later that Gumbinen, first major city inside East Prussia, already is under direct- artillery fire. 22 Miles lii&ide Border - nv-, j. --T V i 't f 'I Allied Prongs At Paris, New Trap Set For Nazis f:: Allied Armies Smash JEarft To Cut Off Nazi Retreat Over Seine Score JFr ' Gains in Argentan Trap ;;, I :r 1 f 61 u - V.,t " '. -,. una, .1 , ii,.:;;;:v.v.i.:.... ' CANADIAN TANKS thunder through the piled up rubble mat once was a French village in a drive toward Falaise. (International) divisions of the four day old Inva sion of southern France were only 300 today. The phenomenally low figure Included all troops killed, mlBsing, or taken prisoner up to noon, yesterday. ROME, Italy. German resistance on the French Riviera front was' officially declared to be crumbling today as Allied armies of liberation smashed their way as much as 25 miles inland and advanced methodically In all Bectors. 7,000 Nazis I'l iMojier Allied headquarters in Italy disclosed that at least 7,000 Nazi prisoners have been captured thus far, including a general and his entire staff. Forward elements of Maj. Gen. Alexander M. Patch's U. S. Seventh Army are only six miles from the seashore resort city of CanneB and Icsb than ten miles from the great naval base of Toulon, where less than two years ago a goodly portion of the French fleet was scuttled. Punch 25 Miloe Inland A Btrong Allied spearhead thrust deep Into southern France from the central sector of the steadily expanding beachhead which now coiy ers an area of at least 600 square miles, punching its way to an lndis-closed point 25 miles inland from the Mediterranean. Reinforcements and supplies are still pouring ashore in a steady (Continued on page 7) , , . Davao Rocked By M'Arthur Airmen; Ilalmahera Blasted Repeated Attacks Strike Phillipines Port; Muzzle Jap Shipping in Region GEN. MACARTHUR'S HQ.. New Guinea. Sinking of a 1,000-ton freighter in Jap-held Davao gulf In the Philippines was hailed today in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's communique as an indication that Jap heavy shipping was restricted to the territory behind the Phllippines-Celebes-Ceramn line. (Shipping Cut Down The report that U. 3. night aerial patrols had destroyed a Jap freighter at Davao, the communique said, proved that Jap bases on Halmahe-ra, Ceram and in the Bands and Ar-afura Seas were now completely dependent on small ships, sailing vessels and local craft, which cannot provide a sufflctence of aviation gas and munitions for the enemy outposts. Continued aerial neutralization on attacks on Halinahera, Jap base 300 miles Bouth of the Philippines, were reported with heavy bombers showering 87 tons of explosives on Mill airdrome and nearby Installations. In the raid, 23 parked Jap planes were destroyed or damaged and large fires were started in Jap supply areas. No Jap aerial interception was at-(Conllnueu on Page t) Chiang Kai-Shek, he said. Mr. Roosevelt made the disclosure at his news conference today. It fol lowed a declaration made to corre- unnndente who accompanied him on his five-weeks Pacific war tour that Allied troops will occupy Dotn Berlin and Tokyo, regardless of the time and circumstances under, which the Axis armies capitulate. In response to questions at his conference, the President said that the matter of military occupation of Germany had been worked upon by the European Advisory Committee and that a general understanding had been readied between the three countries. lie emphasized that the under standing was of a general nature (Continued On Page 2) Dewey Campaign To Reach Kentucky Pennsylvania Soon 46 Electoral Votes At Stake in Border States; Demos Deride Policy Talk ALBANY, N. Y. Carrying his drive for the White House Into the camp of the opposition, Gov. Thom as E. Dewey mapped plans today for an early September InvaBion ol Pennsylvania and Kentucky, two of the states which gave their elector al votes to President Roosevelt in 1836 and 1940. 411 Votes at Stake With 46 electoral votes at stake In the two states, the Reubllcan presidential nominee will speak In Philadelphia on September 7, and in Louisville on Sept. 8. Both talks will be broadcast nationally and one, the Louisville address, is expected to Include a special plea for the women's vote, which will be, proportionately, the largest In history. Members of Gov. Dewey's staff refrained from stating that the Fhil-adelhia and Louisville speeches will be the first of the campaign, indicating the possibility he may deliver a Labor Day talk in one of the large eastern cities, perhaps in New England. Kentucky is Border State Although Kentucky has not given Its electoral votes to a Republican since 1928, it is one of the border state's where the Republicans believe they have a fighting chance for victory. Pennsylvania, too, is regarded as a doubtful state. Four years ago, President Roosevelt carried Kentucky by 147,000 votes and Pennsylvania by 281,000 votes. Gov. Dewey will speak In the convention hall at Philadelphia and in the armory at Louisville. His talk in the latter city will climax a two- day meeting of the National Federation of Republican Women's Clubs, which Is inaugurating, In connection with the speech, a series of "neighborhood listening - In" parties throughout the nation. The federation consists of 4,000 women's Republican clubs, with a total membership of 300,000. IHwito Fury Grows WASHINGTON, D. C. Democratic fury against Gov. Thomas E. (Contlnueo on page 7) Mysterious Meteor Skims Over Indiana, Hits Near Logansport LOGANSPORT, Ind. A mysterious sky phenomenon which waB reported seen at several points In Indiana this morning was believed al Logansport to be a meteor with a flaming tail which fell in broad daylight today at the southwest edge of the city along the Wabash river. Scores of Logansport residents re-wrted seeing the meteor which was leBcribed as approximately 20 feet long. It was the second to fall In the vicinity In the past four weeks. At Indianapolis, many reports of i comet or a meteor in the skies a-bout 8 a. m. were received. Descrip-.lons of the phenomenon varied, but nost persons said it appeared to be in oblong object skimming overhead with a smoke-like tall trailing lehind it. From VIncennes in the south-astern part of the state came renins of a mysterious "explosion" vhlch also was felt about 8 a. m. ""he jar was felt as far west as Rob-nson, III. Sullivan residents, also reported a ball of fire in the SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force With Allied armies plunging close" to th outskirts of Paris and developing- a large-scale battle of annihilation below the Seine, headquarters of Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower announced today that there are definite indi cations of a breach between the reg ular German army and Hitler's Elite "SS" armed forces. : ' Withdrawal in diaoa ; ' ''. The SS forces are doing all possible to keep themselves intact at the expense of the Webrmacht, headquarters said as the mauled German armies In northern France contin ued what whs described aa a ehaor tie withdrawal from the Falalsa gap northeast toward Rouen, f t . The Nazis were attempting .to withdraw In daylight from the rapidly constricting Allied grasp and were blasted heavily from the air by bombs and by shellflra from artillery. German Retreat Continues ' , "The German withdrawal continued east and northeast of Falaise' a headquarters spokesman announced after revealing the split between ' the regular military and the Nail armed forces which last month was declared responsible for the attempt on Hitler's life on July 20; " "There is considerable German movement by day through the At-gentan-Trun gap," he said. - ''.'.'. On the eastern sector of the raffing battlefront British forces scored advances of twd to six miles all r long the line, crossing the river Dives all the way from Anneray to Mezidon. , . f The British eastly advance readied Varavllle, St. Julien and Le Sau-xm. The Tommies cross the Vire river to reach points two to three miles northeast of Troarn. '!. (Continued on page 8) - . - M ' Postwar Training : -I For Youth Eyed By Pres. Roosevelt WASHINGTON, D. C. ' Presl-lent Roosevelt today asked tha aa-loii to devote study to the problem if training the country's youfh fq defense after the war la won and Teneral demobilisation begins. " ' The President did not call fdr universal military training but aald that he believed some form of, training should take place after the war In which boys between the ages 'of 17 and 23 could devote one year of their lives to their country, 'f, He said that such training need not necessarily be entirely military, that it could be vocational. He Illustrated the good that could come Out of such training y 'pointing to 4h results obtained in the civilian conservation corps. The President's discussion was prompted by the question at h4 news conference concerning propo sals for universal training after tha war which have been mad In con gress. The President said that n sincerely wished that tha feoolt would devote study to it. i He said that one of the problems that we will have after the war I the enormous amdunt of soldier housing, that has made possible the extraordinary training of ten million men. He pointed out that we will have permanent housing facilities (or a-bout five million men on our hands: One thing that must be considered, he continued is the caring for a large number of veterans. ' . , ' Mr. Roosevelt emphasised that there will be a tremendous number of wounded and sick soldiers at the' end of the war who must be cared for by the government. Some of this housing could be used for that purpose, he said. ' ' ; Another use would be for the many problems of vocational train tng. A third use would be for the training of boys between the ages of 17 and 23 who would give one yeaf out of their lives to serve their own government. "' " (The second transmission, heard by CBS, gave no additional details, but Bince Gumbinen is 22 miles west of the border observers believed that the Reds now may be several mlloa inside the "Bacred soil" of the , Reich. (The German high command ilsrlf prepared the home front for bad news concerning this sector by admitting the Iobs "again" of VII kov-skls, 10 miles east of the frontier. The Reds were reported continuing their attacks there with 14 rifle divisions, several tank brigades and many warplanes.) Youngest General Commands Leading the Russians in their drive against the Reich itself is 37-year-old Gen. Ivan CliernyakhovBky, tank expert, youngest full general in the Red army. Supporting him are thousands of massed guns, from heavy artillery batteries down to mortars. AgaliiBt him the Germans are hurling incess- i ant counter-attacks, mounted in part with reserves summoned hurriedly from the Interior reaches of iSast Prussia. The Nails were reported in battlefront dispatches to be using a new tank, the King Tiger, in some of their actions, particularly in the WarBaw area, but so far there have been no reports of this weapon on Chernyakhovsky's front. The Russians drove forward along the Sesupe river rn western Lithuania, reconquering many miles of ground taken by the Nazis in their 1941 invasion. The Soviet communique which reported the Russian drive to the borders of Germany Bald without special emphasis that Russian forces had fought their way to the borders of f!aBt Prussia on the Sesuape river In a drive which freed over 30 towns. (Continued on Page 2) Fair Plans Near Completion, Open In Cayuga Tuesday Plans for the opening of Verniil-1 lion County's 18th Annual county fair to be(,ti Tuesday, Aug. 22, in ' Cayiiga, are neaiing completion to-' day. The fair to be held In the 40- acre park In southeast Cayuga will open Tuesday and continue through Friday, Aug. 25. Officers for the fair Include Frank Wolter, Perrysvllle, president; Tom Fitzgerald, Dana, vice -president; Omar McMaster, Newport, assistant secretary and publicity; J. M. Peterson, Newport, county agricultural a-gent; John Secondino, Clinton, policing; J. E. Beardsley, Cayuga, concession; John Lauer, Dana, concession; V. N. Asbury, Newport, secretary-treasurer and M. C. Wiggins, Newport, grand stand. Directors for the fair Include, John Secondino and Roy McKinney. Clinton Township; D. Karl Cllngun and Frank Wolter, Highland Township; Everett O'Donnell and J. E Beardsley, Eugene Township; Join Lauer and V. N. Asbury, Vermlllloi Township and Tom Fitzgerald am. Grant Overpeck, Helt Township. The grandstand program include! a horse pulling contest at 2 p. m Wednesday; society horse show, p. m. Thursday and WLS Radio Artists, 8 p. m. Friday. Judging schedule for hogs wil be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, sheep 1 p. m. Wednesday; dairy cattle, i a. m. Thursday and beef cattle, ! a. m. Thursday, all in the ring nea the barn. Horses will be judged it front of the grandstand at 10 a. m Thursday. A feature of the fair this year as in years past, will be the 4-1 club exhibits. With the largest en rollment In 4-H work in the coun ty this year, an outstanding dlspla of baking,, sewing and livestock ex Dibits is expected this year. Exhibits In fancy work, floral arrays, canned goods and jellies, vegetables, grain and farm animals will also b held. I BRIO. GEN. JACQUES IE CLERC walks down a pier somewhere in Normandy shortly after arriving in his native France for the first time in four years. He is leading the French Second Armored division fighting with Americana west of Paris. (International) AFL Seeks Adoption Of $25 Week Maximum Jobless Insurance WASHINGTON, D. C. The American Federation of Labor urged the house today to adopt a national standard of unemployment compensation at a maximum of $26 a week for unemployed servicemen and war workers to carry them over the transition from war to peace. Provislona Inadequate President William Green advised members of the house ways and means committee, which iB studying the George bill, that the Jobless benefit provisions of the senate-enacted measure were "inadequate." The George bill, which the senate adbpted last week in preference to the more liberal Murray-Kllgore measure, leaves to the states the determination of post-war benefits. (Continued on Page SI Pfc Louie Vocatore Reported Missing In French Invasion Pfc. Louie J. Vocatore, son of Mrs. Germaine Adamovlch, Cromp- ton Hill, has been reported missing in action in France, according to a telegram received by the mother Monday evening from the War De partment. The department telegram stated Pfc Vocatore had been missing since July 28. Before enlisting In the U. S. Army signal corns. on Feb. 1, 1941 Voca tore attended Centenary and Cromp-ton Hill schools. He received his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. and was later sent to England. Following eighteen months of advanced training in England he was sent to France with the U. S. invasion troops. The last letter received from him by Mrs. Adamovlch was on Aug. 9. The letter was dated July 27, a day before he was reported missing. n tills loiter he staled that he was now stationed somewhere in Fnnce. Mrs. Adamovlch has two other sons In the armed forces, S 1s George Adamovlch, now stationed in Egypt and S 1c Mele Adamovlch, operating the control tower in Oregon. I'oniKT Cllnlonlle Wounded Word has been received in Clinton that William Ellis, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Ellis of Anderson, Ind. formerly of Clinton, has been wounded in action in France. He Is now recuperating in a hospital in England. Young Ellis was born in Clinton and moved to Anderson with his family several years ago. He is a nephew or Mrs. Anton Stringfcllow of Vine Street. Nephew is Missing Andy Kutch and Mrs. Cecilia Mo Gaffney, both of Clinton, have received word that their nephew. Herman Kutch, is missing in action in the Pacific area. During the battle of Saipan Kutch was mentioned in a dispatch from the battle field for killing two Japanese In hand-ioihand combat. He haB been in several major Pacific battles. oys Smash Pbesti Strike Brest Port ROME. Italy. A force of 7D0 American Fortress and Llberatoi bombers battered the Ploesti oil center of Romania by daylight todaj to follow up a strong night assaul' carried out only a few hours before. The United States squadrons alsc blasted installations at Campina, 19 mllea'to the northwest. Yugoslav Town Hit Another Liberator formation hi' Allbunar, Yugoslavia, near the Ro manian frontier. There was intense flak over tin Romanian targets but antl-alrcraf fire over Yugoslavia was negligible 18 Planes Ixst In the night attack on Ploesti tin Mediterranean based Allied craft al sp ran Into intense flak and 18 sep urate fighter attacks. Seventeci bombers and one fighter were losi in this attack. SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al lied Expeditionary Force. Today': communique from Gen. Eisenhower'! headquarters disclosed that heav Allied bombers attacked shipping a Brest yesterday afternoon, while me dium and light bombers hit 1 bridges spanning the river Risk from Foulbec, near Its mouth, to Lt Ferrlere-Sur-Risle, 35 miles up stream. Kail Lines Smashed Fighter planes struck at rail lines locomotives, tunnels, bridges and large numbers of railway cars from Belgium to France. Enemy road transport in easterr Normandy was battered by fighter? which also strafed tanks, strong-points, troops and barges on the Sine. During the night light bombers attacked transportation targets In Normandy and southeast of Paris. Moose Lodge Sels Opening of New Rooms Aug. 25 August 25 has been sot as the opening night for the new Moos Lodge social quarters at 32H4 South Main Street with work on the new club rooms virtually completed. Six rooms will make up the club quarters, said to be one of the most attractive In this part of the Btate. including men and womens lounges, two mens recreation rooms, kitchen and social room. The Moose Lodge prominent In Clinton for the past 30 years, owns its own home at 249 Black man Street and will contnlue to have business meetings there. Russel Craft, Moose governor and Floyd Guinn, secretary, are anticipating a large number of visitors on the opening night. The rooms will be open to the public for inspection. , Heavy US A'r Oil Fields-Allies Yank Patrols Reach Paris; Partisans In Action to Aid Allies WITH THE U. S. THIRD ARMY IN FRANCE. American armored patrols reached the vicinity of Paris today. Air observation has established the presence of German armored units between Chartrcs and Paris, with barge concentrations establisn-ed along the Seine above Paris. The Germans yesterday continued sporadic shelling of occupied Char-tres, 43 miles from Paris, and some Bhells exploded In the cathedral area. Headquarters revealed meanwhile that the Third Army now has accounted for 104.600 German troops, killing 10,800, wounding 48,000 and capturing 45,800. .' . Collaborationist Held 1 NEW YORK, N. Y. The French provisional government broadcasting over the London radio orders Parisians today to round up as many Germans and collaborationists as possible and hold them as hostages. Workers Oiled to Mtrlke The broadcast, monitored by NBC, advised French workers in large cities to strike, excepting only policemen and public utilities workers a-long with food transport workers from the order. (Continued on Page t) grandnon, Harry Calvon Robertson of Gary Is now stationed out of New York. Robertson Is stationed aboard a Navy LST. He is the son of Mrs. Efte fRobertson o Gary. U.S.A. Sergeant Lamberto Mickellni, former member of the Daily Clintonian mechanical Btaff, is now an airplane mechanic at the huge Air Service Command aircraft repair and modification depot in England, the largest In the European theater. Before entering the army he was a pressman for the Clintonian. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mickelini of Fort Wayne, formerly of Clinton. U.S.A. Pvt. Victor A. Vietti, whose home is at 1133 W. Anderson St., Clinton, lias been promoted to the grade of Private First Class, it baa been announced by the Post Commander at Camp Wheeler, Ga. (Continued on page 3) I NEWS OF LOCAL MEH IN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any news of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column. PHONE 2? Cpl. John Vranlih, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vranlch of 630 Miller Street, has returned to Fort Warren, W'yo. after spending a short furlough here. His address is 227 O. M. Ldry. PI. 221 Bn. Bldg. 219, Zone 5. Fort Warren. U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. John Ross of 1043 South Fifth Street have received word that their Bon, Cpl. Martin L. Ross has arrived safely somewhere in England. U.S.A.- Pvt. Domenic A. Natale, husband of Mrs. Lena Natale of 327 North Eleventh Street, and Bon of Mrs. Mary Natale has been promoted to the rank of corporal. He is now stationed in England where he was transferred April 1. 1944 after receiving training at Fort Custer, Mich. VSQ Mrs. Cora Easier of 417 North Street has received word that her

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