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CLMTONIAN THE DfflLY THE WEATHEB Partly clbtidy today, tonight and Tuesday. Local showers today. Moderate temperatures. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19681 The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counfiei Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1944. Volume 33 Number 160. ?nn C3 Ml (KL ir fATTON ISN'T ALWAYS HARD-BOILED U.S. Undersea Raiders Yanks Seize Bridgeheads On East Bank of River; Fat-iots W 'I ; I . 1 '" Battle Nazis on PrT ?etiV Feeble Nazi Opposh Meets Yanks Crossing Seine, Road to Paris WITH MKUT. GEN. GEORGE I PATTrtN'R ARMY IN TUB PAR IS REGION. (Delayed! The imiriran armv todar picked the lock of one of the Important gateways Into Paris by crossing the Seine river 3(1 miles northwest of the capital around Manies-tassi- Tbe Germans scarcely lifted their I . i .. j.i i ttta frtMinie Ame-I nanus w uvi'-hw " i rican lufantrv. after tossing the Na-I ncan imaniry, biibi w.i" . . 1 . 1. . I -IA eixis out Of Uassicoun iv nw lu of armor Haturday, slipped across . ( .:.,...) ntaittt nn . . . r. H'llh tita .M l0( armor Haturdsy, suppea acru several places on I I I I historic stream In 1.. . i.,.H utui and nontoon brldg-lnr Imnrovisea woat ana vuuiwu oi """" " "- ' j, I .. .... A . tt f it n tt it lti.f ls and during Hunaay rouno n-n ies ana aurius buwf - nu,1I;r without s shot fired of 310 master without s snoi urea, oi o-'x-ielty foot wooded heights Immediately ... - i. 1 ..... embankment. I, w children to a village his Army liber. ted. f imrrntioiuli Four Major Allied Powers Open' Secret World Security Plan Session, French Troops Smash Way To Port of Toulon : US-Equipped FrencMriien ; Battle for Great ES viera Fort; Yank Drive Flacks Fort, Cuts Nazi Escape inR itl. Amerlcan - aulp - ... . . .'.-A tU.A iumi v-renrn iroons nave enu-'ira v great naval base of Toulon in soutn - ern France to battle tbe Cermans . .... .i . .hm in fhi rum. lur iud " . ... . I . f . .. 111.. paigs of liberation along the mv - pafgB of lliieraiion aiona i " - lera, headquarters announced to - sight. Vanlw Flaak Port The French, attacking Toulon Tne rrencn. aiuwii , -,u... . . .. ....ii. i. ... ih. a fronwi asaauii wmw w " American Seventh Army drove far to the rear of the port In a flank- lng drive, smashed Into the western and nortnern seeiiwns ui during tbe nlgbt, only five days sf-ter Allied forces stormed ashore in MittllierM France. The entry Into Toulon wss made through tbe suburbs of ls wustre Cbemins. Le Routes arid Valbour-Atn after Jfae assault forces' bad swept their way partly around tbe strategle aaval ease wner me -lelAfia Att I lie French navy, scuttled after Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower pot Allied forces ashore is North Africa and the Germans overran southern France, lie at tbe bottom of the harbor. mzi ttroairpotas Tstesi ' Meanwhile, the Hotel de Coif, one mile from Hyers. which tbe Nazi! had converted into a strong-point, was captured with the aid of ..-1 J.WUI mf.i.ii WttAem also was takea against determined German resistance. Northwest of Toulon the French advanced steadily and occupied Cages Les Bins and L Beausset, both astride Highway Eight. The wide sweep around Toulon (Continued on Page II Accidents Claim Five Hooier Lives In Part Weekend sKmaKAPitI.IR. lnd. Several violent deaths, caused by traffic ac-. .uinirral hunting fatality and drownings occurred during tbe weekend in Indiana. Capt Tellas C. Lee. native of Tipton, former Assistant City Ruildinz Commissioner at ludiana- Building Commissioner at uiuiana-polis. was killed in another accident i ijviw, - 1 1. 1., I. ....rrrl Hftt f WumC BB ICft oolis. was killed in anoxuer jkjc.ui Romulus Field, near Detroit, MicU., at tbe time oi nis oesiu Seventeen-year-old Robert Eugene Burns, of Norway, lud- was fatally in inrea when be fell from a tree , . white attempting to retrieve a squir- I .. i . M.I.. . . . 111. I... I L rel He nan snoi. j his neck i Knnnern ixnreu. fi vi um.. Kenneth Cowell, It, of Linton I was fatallv lnlured when be was ' . "ri,. - m isorge m" farmer. - Z "'" .,,rZ :,t, UdiU trwi aas American Legion j i k,.iu .fiM- hm war abould be built after the war. The postwar planners gave 1 l ., I I 1 -1 i I i I Jap Mainland Battered in 2 B-29 Attacks Yawata Left in Flames as Superforts Make Double Atack ; Four Planes Lost In Raids on Yawata WASHINGTON. D. C. Pilot returning from the double barreled 8perfortrea assault on the Japanese homeland today reported they aw great fire raging over the vital enemy steel center at Yawata. "Crews of the B-Is on the night mission reported that they could see (ires banting (row the previous attack 30 minutes before arriving over the target." a Twentlet Air Force communique said. Borahlng ItrsnUs ' Fair" , Bombing results were reported In preliminary estimates aa "fair." Enemy opposition during the see-end attack was described as rather light and anti-aircraft fire was "moderate and Inaccurate." "Planes making the daylight at- 4alr mrttxt l.elr strong fighter opposition and revised estimates of results show 1 enemy claimed as destroyed. I probably destroyed and 12 damaged." the War Department adaea. H.M fjlttt. wu. . ma ..tinnee In the orig inal War Department report that only four American planes have been reported lost due to enemy ac tion in the two rams. rh. 41. unnH indicated that the United State was moving to strike a knock-out Wow at tne Ta-wata area, site of Japan's great iin- uul k.a1 works. The initial attack reported Bun-Hay was the first daylight opera tion against Japanese nomeisnu since the famous Tokyo raid by Lt. Gen. James Doo little's fliers on A-prH 18. 142. OatiVd ftr Fares Th. aeennd Assault Of th day was in tmailer force and the pilots were led their targets oy me fires set by previous bombers. Meanwhile, army and navy planes from advanced American bases con-itof. nnlvntirina blows S- f-alnat nemy-held Inlands along tbe J.BOO-mlle are stretching from Jap anese waters to the Java feea. Continued on pace l House Approval Of Reconversion Bill Is Stalled "WASHINGTON Prospects for .ru.riw hnnM BnnmVftl of SUTUl UB property disposal legislation and tbe j senate-passed George Reconversion j Dill dwindled today as Congress re-( newed Its clash over fundamental policy In both measures. J House passage of the Colmer Bur-plus Property bill, which was slated for last Friday, was delayed when; tbe senate tentatively opposed on overall property administrator, thus paving the way lor a possible Impasse in a conference committee. The senatcv military affairs committee approved legislation authorizing CTeation of an eight-member surplus "property disposal board, a proposal already rejected by the bouse. The Colmer measure, -which provides for disposal of an estimated 7 to 100 billion dollars in excess war goods, centralises authority In a surplus property administrator. Bi-partisan opposition in the bouse also developed over the provisions in the Colmer bill for the disposition of government owned plants. Amendments calling lor congressional approval of sales of army real estate and navy vessels were expected to be presented by chairman May (D) Ky.. of the house military affairs committee, and Rep. Mott (El. Ore., of the naval affairs committee, respectively. Meanwhile, as President Roosevelt reportedly entered the house fight over the demobilization and recon version bill, sponsored by Sen George (Dl Ga., the house ways ant means committee began Its second week ,of closed sessions over die putad unemployment eompensatior. features of the measure. Mr. Roosevelt is understood ti generally endorse the senate-rejectee Murray-Kllgore Demobilisation Bill which was balked by organized lauo; and In Its final compromise torn called for a maximum of $25 pe week for unemployed war worker; and veterans with dependents. White House entrance into tne re conversion battle also gave ne strength to opponents of the Georg bill, whicb provides for federal guar antees of state unemployment bene fits. Rep. Cellar ID) K. Y-. said h would introduce amendments on th floor calling for a 25 weekly max! mum in unemployment paymeon for war workers and t3i for service men. ; Down 2 Jap Warships, 17 Supply Vessels wisuiMr-.TDN The Navy an nounced today that American sub-,r nneratlne In tbe Pacific and far eastern waters have sunk one lapanese light cruiser, one escort vessel and seventeen cargo and supply ships. In addition to tne warsnips me American underseas craft destroyed .... i.roo mnker. three medium car go transports. U medium cargo ves sels, and two small cargo vessels. Sinking of the cruiser and escort .-ti m 1 the total num ber of Japanese warships destroyed or crippled by American suomanpc since the outbreak of the war. In addition. American aubmannes h.v nt la the bottom (SO Japan ese supply vessels and probably have sunk 2 and damaged iui. The total score for American sub-marines to date against the enemy's shipping stands 70 ships of all types sunk. 1 probably sunk and US damaged, for a grand total oi tit. c t,m mnnth. American sub marine commanders have reported the destruction of li Japanese vessels in forays against tbe enemy's dwindling supply lines. County Fair To Have Cool Opening Days at Cayuga Large Crowd Expected At 18th Annual Fair; Horse Shows Are Scheduled Cool, although perhaps rainy, weather was in store for- the 18th annual Vermillion County Fair, scheduled to open tomorrow at the fairgrounds rn Cayuga to last throne Friday. Aug. ti. Included in the 40-aere tract on .u. ..,i,..t aide of Cayuga is space Cor many exhibits of animals and produce as wen as a gr-stand with seating space for 8.000 Profits from tbe fair are used to retire the indebtedness of the fair aasoeiation. it was said, and a few more years will see tbe association entirely debt-free. Final exhibits and entries were being made today as a large crowd was expected for the fair. Attracting many persons, both exhibitors and spectators will he the -H Club exhibits. Only a nominal parking fee will be charged as entry Into the fair Is free. With a few minor changes the fair program bas been outlined for each day. n.AAr lit t o'clock will be the horse-pulling contest with pris es of $20. I1Z.6W anu si.ov claas-A teams weighing up to 2.800 claaa-A xeanis """ t nnund. and with prises of the samel pounus auu -ilu ,,..-- - amouuu for cla-C team, weln- ing over J.800 pounds. Ail teajn. will be given three trials to pull a distance of 11 feet. We-tera Horse Show . ..A at 1 nt f f i I,T1 .i shown n II nuuTn. 1 l . 1. n nrMnlHUI 11HL 1U ' J ' . ' h,. .how staeed bv m.i of the Prairieton Saddle iiuu i .mi - 1 1, - - - Club Wednesday night. Twenty or more horses and riders will take part in this show, which will pro vide a sort of preview to tne boci-ety Horse Show to be presented tbe following evening. Thursday, at 8 o'clock. Prises totaling 1176 will be distributed among winners of three -Ihumi of seven different gaits There will be as entry tee of 11 each per horse per class. Friday night. Aug. 25, at s o- i.l, radio show will He staged in front of the grandstand with featured artists from v. Lib sua (Continuea ua rasa SI Universal Woman Is Member of Red Cross Unit's Gallon Club Mrs. William H. Tyler of Universal uts become a member of the Gallon 31ub through her eighth donation of ilood to tbe Red Cross Bid Bank at Terre Haute. She received her niem-tership in the Terre Haute branch of he organization June 11. Signing her membership card was Pvt. Charles . Williams of (las City, nd.. critically wounded at the Anno eachhead. who owes his life to ilood plasma. Now a patient at the Billings Central Hospital at Fort Benjamin Har-ieon. .lndianapolia. Pvt. Williams as received a total of two gallons if plasma, without which bis life rould have been lost, according to nedical officers. Mrs. Tyler's ninth donation will te made the latter part of Keptem-er. Other Universal women who ave given blood include Mrs. Clem .awson. Mrs. Jack Kosmaeh. Mrs o Martin. Mrs. Ed Griffith and jlrs. Clarence Householder. WASHINGTON. D. C. The future peace of the world shared tbe spotlight today with global battlefields as representatives of the f aited States. -Creat Britain. Bussia and China began a month-long see-ret conference on an international security organisation with the American plan as a working model. Delegates of three major. powers were scheduled to assemble at 10:80 a. m. EWT in the tranquil, tree-shrouded Dumbarton Oaks estate ia old Georgetown to begin discussions of far-reaching Importance which may affect the peace of the world for generations to coma. (Continue oa pax ft Local Tank Officer Wounded 3rd Time, Sgt. Stump Mising Captain Albert Bremer, son m ' Kklnr , HaIe. Bluff. . . . . Mra Helen KreKier oi iiasei diuii, aetlon fur tne "r(J big mother Jearne(1 ln , Department message today. Capt. Krekler, who has been In action witn tne v. b. jann in - was wounded during the second week of August and has now . . . , second week of August and has now t . h. m. nt tbe toughest sol- Robot Atacks Slow As Allies Close In On Bomb Launches Retreating N azis Quit Launches, Attacks Slow; ; Hungary, Italy Bombed LONDON Allied pursuit of tbe battered German Seventh army ana mitiiiil meirrlement of the robot bomb launching installations In France have slowed down lite attacks h. ih. firinz missiles on tbe soutft of England, British military observers said today. si,H.wl.Mi fjsufftche in. itsv and night lulls fa tbe attacks already are taking place and the assaults are expected to owmaie ti. 4 m. foes on. n ' umu uuuu, - a,lm. .note sites along the Elver Bomme. some - 130 mile, ahead of the ad'anctng Allied forces, appear to have bee. I abandoned. ! There is some degree of specula- hn. i he Germans may ., ,.rf ,llMe sites into tbe Pas have movea xiiese ,,T ... ... AVAU. fabricated. Coast observers say at- tacks from the Pas de Calais ana ftmiiozne areas have Increased since the gomme launcblngs oeaseu. le Res sieasam Rocket projectiles are being sue- .... cessfully used against tne rooots, tne anti-aircraft command reponeu. .. T.ih . bum r. aiui"s-" erators today showered fragments- lion bombs on airdromes at rls, tier- lion bombs on airdromes at Nls, feer- bia. and Hajdu Boar-trmeny. Hungary bases for Messersciimttt jus. two- I Continued On Page 2) iiazis To Quit Paris as Yanks Close on Gty New Advances Place Yank Columns On Paris; Nazi " Trapped 7th Army Mauled By Ceaseless Allied Fire ' a if D D V u HI UKinOITiRTKRJI a w . . - . ...n ..,.Ti,T.,,,kT 1 tt V HflOCIf A r. i r,Ari.ui i iu..n . v. with American army columns no ..... . 1. .. Dl... M Iwilh alHea wltn American army columns c cr0M the Seine River on both sides Paris. French patriots were re- raris, rienvn iww i ported naming tne mails insiue u today in an en on 10 sveea uw liberation of their capital which has .... .1 , . ..b. tytf CS ueen unuer inv wciumu ivm .v. - - months. Yank forces under command of Lieut Gen. George 8. Patton, Jr.. made their way across tbe seine in ha ManfeMkGatsieourt area, ti miles northwest of Paris and from tbe for- .-st of Fontalnbleau, soutneast oi be capital. iluinus Drive Korttowest Tbe Tank columns forged a tlght-nlng ring of steel around the city vbich a spokesman for tbe German oreign office Indicated might fca a tandoned without a fight andseat orees forward apparently In the dir. action of tbe "rocket coast" to th lorthwest In a drivs t smash ta German ISth army and stem Hitler' obot bomb attacks on England. All across tb Seine front, fiatd its patches said, there wsa avid as if a nasty German retreat, tdvaace Secret There wsa little official word on he developments resulting from American seizure of bridgeheads on ih aa bank of the Sense, and head. quarters of Gen. Dwight U. Eleea- bower explained tnal suencs was . uetag mainUined for security rea sons. (Continued oa rag tt . Sixteen County 3Ien Accepted For Military Service cw )titM and Vermlllloa i v,n,)t iw were accented for mili tary service Thursday, Aug. 11 at pre-induetioa eaamlnauons at rorv Beulamin Harrison. " Tm of the Clinton men were ac- pted for the army as well a two Perrysville and on Cayuga man. wavy Inductees included one ansa eacn from Clinton, Newport and Cayuga. The lint Includes: 'Hnim- lamia Earl Justice. Louis Angelo Corso, Kenneth sUeeman K-fley, Bonnie 'awrocki, Kouert Las Sauquenetti. John E. Hosa. Wok Ian latinovlch. Richard Thomas Auer, Donald Eugene Somes and Kenneth CorwbJ Wllison. Merle oor-maa Bitter was accepted In the C. S. Navy. PerryevUle, army. S. V. Morgan and Forrest Andrew Wooster. I Newport, navy. Marvls liai Fozt- rayuea. armr. Bert Lee and navy, Lionel Herbert Cook. Former Local Maa Is Injured In Farm Accident James Shannon, Lake Andes. S. O. ion of Mrs. Lula Khannou. tot Via itreet, Clinton, whs was taken to a hospital following an accident tws weeks ago has now returned nis Uome, it was reported today. The accident occurred as h was uusistiug bis brother-lu-law with th straw baling crews, air. Shannon was loading a truck when tbe hook pulled free from tbe bale and threw aim aDDroXimately ten feet lhru. boto hast H thrust both bands out ta pro tect himself from tbe fall and us-t,tnti two broken wrists. Both fore arms several inches above tb wrists were also broken. Two Are Arrested, Fined Ob Dtwencj', Traffic Counts Mike Markello. Clinton, was fined ti and costs and sentenced t six m omits on the penal farm la city court Saturday. Aug. 1. following arrest by city police for public indecency. The sentence was later suspended. Bert Wright, route two. dints, was fined II and coals In Floyd Guinn's Justice of the peace court. Saturday, following arrest by state police for operating a machine without a drivers license. Anttuilt the twtt . - ..... .v .jvl I t'ttrtt of has- i n.-i o ... . -- - - , . ,. Mrl.h rn ll. and ly ueruian "-- - - .upplles left behind, although the Heights, dominating long and wide river stretches, could have been an 7iiaeai juaxi hvmh-...w A eouple of German prisoners said: (Conrlnaul oa Tags t Riga, Warsaw In Path of Soviets; Open South Drive Beds 55 Miles From Riga, , OuTte Out Warsaw; Open tsMsrabiaa Offensive MOSCOW. Bussla. f5ovlet forces In Latvia drove on Riga today from aewly won positions only if miles east of the Latvia capital while to tbe south other Kussiar units surged up the west bank of the Vistula toward Warsaw aftei wiping out aa estimated SO.uvC trapped Nazis, Kazas airport IMve ut,iu. ifa. aAcotid Unit it' armr of On. Andrei I. Teremenko swept to ward Eiga and the flgbters oi iar-shal Ivan S. Koner's first Ukrainian army exterminated three Nasi divisions above ftandoniierzz. Bus-slaa forces farther south were r-wtttrtttA t.v A v I. mttuream to have op ened a new offensive through Bes sarabia and Komanla aimed at tne Ploeeti oil fields. Tbe second Baltic army in Latvia smashed strong German defensive positions north of tne Dvina river and puuclied forward to 11-mlle advance from Beraaune to Kr-gii along ttie Kiga-Madona rail line. Seizure of Lrgll brought Gen. Tere-metikn'a forward units across the Ogre river, the last formidable bar- .. (Continued On Page 21 WLB Grants Wage Increases To 4 Indiana Plants mirttOa Siath Regional War ijLbnr HtturA decision announced to- ... day by acting Chairman PbUlp Mar- shall included: Wage increases were approved for l7n unloves of the it. U. M. Manu facturing Co.. Logan.port, lnd. The workers are members of the LAW AFL. increases to varions classifications and a change in tbe Incentive plan was approved for &v8 employes of the Inland Container Corp.. Indianapolis. A night shift premium of 6 cent M. hour was anoroved. aud a pro posed general wage increase rang ing from t to cents per hour wa Ordnance Corp.. Bedford, lnd., 1 employes, members of the Ari International Association of Machin -tat Proposed wage adjustments were "partially approved ln the dispute between the Gary Ind Hallways .a . .nloveet,. members of AKL-Amalgamated Association kh. and Mo. "- r , 1 -Coach Ernp- of Amer ca. ications were ordered lor employee of the Commercial Solvents Co., Terre Haute, lnd. The dispute in volved & employes. In the case of the International Harvester Co., Fort Wayne, lnd., and United Automobile Workers, Local 5", CIO, affecting 8500 workers, the board handed down a number of decisions concerning working oe Calais ana neismu wt. i n. . . - . . ft f beljeved th launching eq- His wife. A Hoe Lee. was critically in-been evacuated to a hospital in En- nermanent and not pre-ljured. Capt. Lee was stationed at Uipmem w rtP v i ujr... . r . FJeven-Point Postwar Plan DraMU gland He had previously been wounded fen action ln France July 14, return ing to action on the lath, ln July, lass the officer was wounded in action during the Invasion of Sicily. After convalescing in a North African hospital, he was sent to England where he remained until the Invas ion of France ln June. 1 Landing afier the first wave of troops, Capt. Krekler was in action until he was hospitalised with malar-la, later returning to his company, where he remained until he wuts wounded. Hospitalised In France, he went back into action five days later and shortly afterward was wounded for tbe second time. Evacuated by plane to England, he is now in a V. B. Army hospital there. Further details of his Injurle, have not been learned. SSgt. Warren Stump, S4. son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stump. Rockvllle. former resident of Clinton, bas been accoruina w m hiiih.uii.-.- by the War Departmet Thursday. Aug. 17. Staff Sergeant Btump was formerly an art director of the Pollyea Advertising Company in Terre Haute before entering the armed forces Oct. 17. 1M2. He was born on May 29, 1910 and is a graduate of Clinton High ehool with the class or lt28. He played on tbe football and baagetball teams during bis high school career here. Sergeant tump had been over-mu ince last February. Mr. and Mrs. Ktump have another son. Capt. Clifford fttump. now mat-toned with the United Wales Air porns is the Pacilfc. i s. brief outline of the i 11 ""denied in the dispute between 1LCO t..n..w. 1 A complete and onclu-i , ., ... , ,j j and For Postwar U. S. by iviiia Nl't)l.!K. lnd. The Am erican Legion commission on postwar America today made public an 11 point program fur "preserving the American way of life after tht war." Col. Louhi Johnson, of Clarksburg. t- va httirman of the committee. said the preliminary report consti tuted an advance expreaaiuw w broad principle prior to the presentation of the document to the national executive committee Sept. 17 and to the 26th national, convention. Sept. IS to 20. Both sessions are to be held in Chicago. John-sun is a former past national commander of the legion and former assistant secretary of war. Stxliea Postwar frobletos The chairman said that the commission, which includes representatives of business, labor, profesion agriculture and others, is studying postwar problems with the hope of charting a platform of wound principles on which reconstruction sive victory as the first prerequoi site of an souring "f sound and expanding national co- nomy. S. Employment fostered by a system f free enterprise embodying the greatest encouragement to in th greatest encouragement . in- ""VZ-LJZ f sound 'business leadership along with all effective implementation oi :'na 'hfna. program of fair and I 1m - oartisl - treatment for both agement and labor. Prompt Contract IMitrJeaient J. Prompt settlement of terminated war contracts by procedure substantially In accord with those recommended in the H&reuh Hancock report. 4. Dispostal of surplus war materials and properties in accord - avitb the irineipi set lortn (.Continues oa Pag f

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