The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on August 24, 1944 · Page 1
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I THE DAILY C Indiana MM Library : ass y Mailed n Conformity With llQp?. Order Fair and cool today and tonight 'J Kswnapsr M tnfH.nV", Ahd. Friday air, slightly warmer. The Home Newspaper Of yercaUica And Frke Coustie f rice Three Cents. CWNTQN, INDIANA, JHIKSDAY, AUGUST 24, J 944. Volume 82 Number 163. n am n UUJ A PA Lindbergh at South Sea Base , " ' . ,,m. Germans Break Arinictice ant:) Threaten Destruction cf Ciy Steady US Drives Close on Fed TotdColkpse OfNiDalltan Ecplre Tfers Bulgaria, Hungary May JFoUow Romanian Break With Axis; Move Cuts Off Major Oil, Foofl to Aazis ROME, Italy. Vie Vatican news service reported 4oday 43ut jtouuuua tia agreed to Soviet sw-nexaziua of Bessarabis and Bucovina in exchange for occupation of Transylvania. IX)NDON, England. The begin German Walls Buckle on AH Sides Final Allied Blows Mean Stimson Allied Arnoredl ColuisRush WASHINGTON, D. C. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson declared today that Germany is collapsing on all side, and that the time is ripe for the Allies to muster their Latin Diplomats yice Fear For Small Countries Mexican, Cuban Ministers Criticize l?ig 4 Control Of Post-War World; Echo Dewey, Dulles Arguments WASHINGTON. D. C. Two Latin-American ambassadors expressed fear today that the international security organization being drawn up by the "Big Four" will tail to give smaller countries their proper place in the family of nations. This view was especially significant because it came from diplomats whose countries are members of the Unite Nations cooperating with the Hed States Ambassador Fran-o C stille Najera of Mexico and iop' Aurelio ' Concheso ,of .. . ' r': -JHtnlf All Nations jteluslve statements they the fact that no world or-..nizaoB can succeed which does not recognise the equal and soverlgn rights of all nations, large and small. Praises Dewey Stand The Cuban ambassador, referring to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's statement of the same principle, exclaimed candidly: "I say thank -God for Dewey." This development came on the heels of the visit to the State Department of John Foster Dulles. Dewey's foreign affairs advisor, to express to Secretary Hull his and Dewey's ears that small nations were being crowded into the corner. Dulles Talks Continue Oulles said considerable progress had been made "in exploring the possibilities of bi-partisan cooperation" with regard to the formation of a world peace organisation and announced his talks with Hull would continue today. Oiarles A. llndbergh. fan! American aviator " tluougli one of the Marine 4Jorps Koutb Sea bases by Major J-Foss, first fighter pilot to equal Capt. Bddie Rickenbaeker-e World War U record for planes shot down. Wndbergh ts on iu Inspection tour- for an American plane manufacturer. Marine i'.orps photograph. : . Society Horse Show to Draw Fair Crowds Today; 4-H Winners Earned Vermillion County Fair officials looked forward today to a large at-,dance at-the Society Horse Show at the Cayuga Fairground, grandstand tonight at 8 p. m. as the climax to the third day of the fair's acti. itles Four-H priZ. in cooking, baking, sewing, grain and livestock exhibit, as well as winners in the horse-pulling contest were determined yesterday. UWSy"BseorCeorgetown, 111. took first prize in the Class A com- Concheso emphasised that the organization . being formed at Dtim-J barton Jak cannot be democratic so long as it is dominated by the four powers - Great Britain, Russia, United States and China. "Today," he said, "these four .(Continued on Fage I) ning of the ad dor Adolf Hitler's domination of Central Europe was foreseen today as Romania quit the Axis camp and bloody fighting broke out betwean Nasi and Romanian troops in ;the rfield. Nazis Shout Former Allies Romania', acceptance of Russia's peace terms formed the first crack to appear In 'the Nazi Balkan block ade and was seen in london as the signal for more withdrawals. Bloodshed widened the gap as Romanian troops obeying the order of their king to cease resistance to the Soviet were shot down by Nazi security units. Romanian prisoners taken by the Russian, revealed the ' fighting behind the Nazi lines in Romania and Bessarabia. Premier Ivan Hacbianor has indicated that Bulgaria Is desirous of getting out of the war and the ion-don Times 'aid today that the Bulgarian government has made' an of-4 Continued on page 4) Non-Stop Red Drive Plunges Forward htot Soviets Roar on in Hew Xwo-Pronged Balkan i'usii Tazis, Romanians Battle -MOSCOW, Russia. The twin Soviet offensive in Romania smashed ahead today after knocking Romania out of the war, and seized tlte Bessarabian stronghold, of Akker-man and Bender on the Dnester River despite stiffening resistance. As the Russian second and third Ukrainian armies punched forward from positions 0 miles within Romania, captured Romanians claimed that German security units were shooting down Romanian soldiers, who obeyed their king's command and sought to withdraw from the struggle againBt the Soviet Union. earing FloeatJ Region i Troops of Marshall Kodionmy Ma-llnovsky and General Fedor Tolbuk-hira, ignored political developments, including Romania's withdrawal from the war, to smash Into Vasiul. only 1 i miles from the Ploestl oil region and to advance ai close as 1C5 miles from the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Denpite the armistice with Romania thousands of Nazi troops within the country continued resistance to the Russian attack, and strove to prevent Romanian unit, from quitting the fight. Capture Industrial Center Farther north. Marshall Ivan S. Konev's first Ukrainian army lunged forward through Southern Poland to capture the industrial and communications center of Deblca on the road to Krakow. Debica lies to the east of Krakow. Zaronza some 10 miles northwest of Debica, also fell to Russian forces. Contlnued on page 4) j M'Arthur Airmen Hammer at Davoa, Strike Ilalmahera Relentless Air Blows Hit Davao; Jap Air Opposition Smothered at Halmahera GEN. MACARTHUR'S HEAD QUARTERS, New Guinea Coutin-iiJi hHrI attacks on Davao. chief Wins Bombardier Wings i -: t. V Second IieuUuuit William A. Moore, ttusband of Mrs. William A. Moore of IMS South Third Street, received his wings and contmissiou In the Army Air Forces sn ceremonies at Victory 1111 Air Field, Victorville, lif. recently. He i a graduate of Clinton High SuIkmjI and was employed as a time keeper In Detroit wiien he entered service. His parents, former 1lnUm residents, live at 4485 Cadillac, JJetroit. French Forces In Streets of Toulon, (Capture jbuninent f rench HoW Greater fart Of City, Battle Nazi Foe; Yank Drive Bushes Inland JyONDON', England. The French city of in ttie Rhone Valley "Is stated to have been liberated by the French forces of the interior at 6 a. so. today," a Keut-er correKpondent on the Swiss rontier reported. American troops are expected to reah lake Ceneva without much resistance, tr coiresuondent add-L POME. Italy. Bitter street fighting raged in the streets of the ere&t naval base of Toulon today as desperate Nazi defenders battled French forces which hold the greater part of the city. French Sweep Rhone The fall of Toulon aDueared im minent, but the Nazi garrison struggled grimly to hold off the forces of liberation. French units sweeping toward the Rhone valley from captured Marseille, punched 17 mile, north and west Of ranees second city to seize the communica tions of Salon. American units expanding the At-iiri hold on the Durance River val ley drove further west against Ger man delaying tactic Penetrate J5 Miles (The Swiss radio reported that (Continued on paga 4) vey is a machinist with the Army Engineers and has been overseas since March. C.S.A. el Etonhen 1. Varga. son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Varga of North Seventh Street has returned to camp at Creat Falls. Mo. after spending a ZO-day furlough here. Sgt. Varga recently from Alaska, ana is now .stationed with the Alaskan Wing of the Air Transport Command. U.S. A Pfc. David H. Faught, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Faught of New Carlisle, formerly of Clinton, is now stationed somewhere in England. He went sverseas In June. U.8.A. zvf r.tMiree o. Gray, son of Mr. end Mrs. William Cray of Walnut Street, is home on 15-day funougn from Fort Jackson, S. C. (Continued Oa Page 2) French Control Cj Jarr "Allies Close Seine Tr-y-' JUS 150 KUesfram C J .'i ," NEW XORK, Jf.'y. 4t -3lril advancing Allied troops ha reached " small town n til es- ' tuary" at the Seine river opposMnf the port of J Havre, the British radio reported today. The broadcast, heard by 'CR8, r said there had been advances all v along the front front Evretu the Atlantic coast. . ' ' SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force'. "Jh Germans in Paris have broken their; agreement for an armistice with thh French forces- of the inleclol, hreatening to destroy Che city,- M he French have appealed for swt(t Ulisd aid tto quell the enemy,esa-tuartors announced officially today. Immediate holy is being furnisrf-d and when Allied troops get la aria Supreme HeaCiiuarters jr& take an announcement,' spots hs for Gen. Dwight D. Bnseunowef; aid. - - . ' ' , eruians Reverse fechnoa f The revelatloo that the German id changed their mind, after -ji-. reeing "wltli the ' .French d' ;ea ostilitie came in a dramatic an-ouncement that the first cly f 'ranee had not set been liberatsi. -It is knows tiiat fighting iat s in Paris," the spokesman saltf-'Some sort of agreement was mads (Continued on ( ,) , Post-WarAidTo Allies Urged By nd-Lease Grouv WASHINGTON. D. ff.'. . hif Crowley, foreign economics admtuts-rator told congress today that lend-' m nrnhablv will be continued tO lussia. France and England Sfter lermany is defeated. This aid, he said, in testimony before the senate war investtgatinf: omnilttee, may include both inllliar y goods and products necessary 4 ustain a civilian economy. . . Asked specifically to comment OS tews reports that Great Britain . . .-nuid ask far lend-lease after 45er- ,nnv f crimhed. Crowler said "DO '.ppucauons nave oeen recwiKu . &m et. You do have a responsibiHty -er a German collapse if the Allies ostinue to help you against Jia(- ne said. "Lend-lease may be n- sary to help Russia, England ana France to end the Japanese war: assume that as we get rid of .- many the dollars and cants' aid would be less." ' Crowler said his iolloy wetud bm to continue lend-lease military ajjj. Sen. James Mead (V) N. f., chair man of the committee, voiced tear that the United States is being "gypp ed" in airport deals with Canada. There is no lend-lease agreement with Canada. - He said the United States an Canada agreed to divide 6(-0 la Uuildlng air fields in Newfoundland ind also one at Goose Ray. Iwabr-lor. Now. he said, it is reported "anada wants to pay entirely for he Goose Bay airport and keep It-"It happened that the commercial ilr lines want to use Goose Bay af ter the war." Mead said Sen. Ferguson said the United States agreed with Canada that after Alcan Highway was built fhajt bulldozers and other machinery would be either brought back to tha United States or destroyed. - Crowler said the United Stated retains title to all lend-leAM nU$- Ing. and goods. y Joe Giatli Dies Wednesday In New CasUe Hospital ' Joe Giatti. 0. died at ths Ut hospital at New Castle. Ind-. Wednesday afternoon following ad !( aess of several months. V'f He is survived by one brother; Pete Giatti. Clinton. ' f The body wiU be takea to the Frist Funeral Home, where I aneraj service, will be held at t P m Friday Burial wUI e la Walnut Cror cemetery- J'" " 1 strength "for the final blows." "On everyside Germany weakens," Stimson told his news conference. "Now is the time for us to muster all our strength and unity for the final blows." Bulk of France Free The American and Allied advanc es in the European war zone have "in nractlcal effect, liberated the bulk of France." Stimson added. Total American army casualties since the outbreak of war are 21,-SSD, including 48.880 killed, 125.-31 wounded. 42.SD6 missing an" 43.822 prisoners. In the fighting in southerr France, the secretary reported tha' preliminary reports to Aug. showed 1.221 Americans killed an missing and 1.764 hospitalized. The total Americas army casual ties in the Mediterranean area fron the time of the Allied landing I) Italy through Aug. 7 were placed a 17,036 killed, 64;377 wounded, am 20.411 missing for a grand total 1,823. More Blows Predicted More crushing blows were prf dieted by Stimson against the Je man armies in western France. "While the German 7th Army i being crippled or crushed in a sei ies of traps on the northern Frenr coast, the speeding columns' of Oei ( Patton In the northern interior c France and of General Patch J southern France have so cut enesr communications and divided enem . 'forces a. to give assurance that th Germans can attempt to stand on) ; in the north of France in the viclr j ity of the last world war haul-lines," Stimson said. ' Isolate KeeiHtanee Centers - . i "In southern and westers France enemy centers of resistance, ii some of which the Nazis fight blttei Iy, will be as Isolated as the Japan (Continues on page ) Nazi "IMtle Willie" Lay Reich Reverses To U.S. Propaganda CHICAGO, 111. Take a youn; pliable mind, soak it well in Naz propaganda, drape it in a uniform drug it with a shot of master rae syrup,' and you have an everiastin German Rip Van Winkle. No better example today is Con Willy Grose-Bley, 21. who insist that this August of 144 is still At gust! 140. Bley, lately a citizen o Cochum near Essen. Germany, ani proud cog in the Wehrmacht, cbcsp ed from the prisoner of war cam) at Camp Grant. 111. . He was os his way back to Ger many and the Fuehrer, he hoped He was caught by Chicago police an today, behind bar. in a city jail Willy strutted and bragged, and nev er caught on that the detective: were goading him on to play th fool. Loaded questions shot througl the bars and Willy stiffened his ! foot, lu-inch frame and answered yes, Hiter is still the greatest mat alive and will still prove master o the world. "No man can deny that," he said and shot out a Nazi salute. "What about the fall of Paris? "Hell Hitler! Aca, it's American propaganda." (Continued os page 81 Mrs. AJice Conway Pies at Hospital Tuesday Evening Mrs. Alice Conaway. 17 105? North Eighth street, died at the Vermillion County Hospital at 8:30 p m.. Tuesday, following an extended illness. She is survived by one dasghter Mrs. Arland Coolmaa. Ztonaville Ind.; one son. John E- Pickrelt Tipton. Ind. and one step-son. Lynn PickreU. North Eighth street, Clinton. The body was taken to the Phil-liDol Funeral Home at Ziontville. Funeral services will be held at the home of the daughter, seven miles south of Zionsville. Rev. Hall wUI officiate and burial will be In Bethel Cemetery at Zionsville. petition in the pulling contest, nis team pulling the required weight 12 tmt in tow. than three tries. ecouu I place prize was split between George Heuuls and John HeDrm of veruiu-lion Township while third place honors went to Bill Adamson of Brazil. Ind. Class C first prize went to George U. u.r.nnrf la Owe! DOWUS of Vermillion township and third to Charles Hendrix of Fontanette, ino. Kxhibit TotUose Cattle exhibits will be Judged this afternoon and horses tomorrow morning to complete the fair competition. Every 4-H Club in the county was represented at the fair, M. I. Peterson, county agricultural agent, said as he announced the winners in the boys' division. All county clubs except Newport entered exhibits in the livestock di-it Perrvsville's 4-H or ganization scored virtually a clean Bweep in the iivesiocs cunvrasui. ing the majority of the awards. iRobert Martin of Perrysville was awarded first place for his market class pigs on exhibit with Earl Walker taking second and sixth places. - John Carrera f Clinton, third, Jimmy Walker of St. Bernice. fourth, and Bill Jenner of Perrysville placing fifth. Continued on pags 4) Vermillion Gunty Veterans' Aid To Be Organized Soon INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Colonel Robinson Hitchcock, state selective service dlrtor. today announced the schedule for a series of 11 regional meetings designed to acquaint selective service personnel throughout Indiana with the veterans assistance program. Primary purpose of the meetings, which will be held during the first three week, of September, Is the organization in each county of a local veterans service committee to coordinate all community eflorts In providing assistance to returning veterans. The state director asserted that and attempt will be made to analyze all of the various organizations In eai-h nunmunltr so that the services of all may be coordinated by the newly developed local committees. The state veterans service committee, sponsor of the program, does not expect to direct the local groups, but wishe. them to assume the Initiative. Col. Hitckcock said. Varmfllinn County Official, will meet at 1 p. m. Sept. lz at Terre ; Haute. Representatives from igo. ullivan. Parke, Fountain, Clay. Warren and Montgomery counties will also attend. i Wilspn Resigns W.P.B.PostIn Long-lived Feud WASHINGTON. D. C. The long smoldering feud between high ranking officials of the War Production Board broke into the open today when Charles E. Wilson, executive vice chairman, resigned bis post. His resignation was announced by President Roosevelt. In quitting Wilson blamed "subordinate officials" on Uw personal staff of chair-manidkJBttJd M- Nelson of criticizing iim iaod i-aking it appear that therauwa,.a serious breach between Wilson sad Nelson on matters of policy. Wilson's resignation came shortly after KeAsoij conferred with the President tqr hour. WilsoB was .to be acting chairman of WPB. .during Nelson', absence from ths capital on a mission to China for the .President. When it was announced that Nelson was leaving, some capital observers, and some officials of the WPB declared that Nelson was being "kicked in the teeth" and being eased out of his Job. Tbey said that Nelson and Wilson differed over the reconversion policy and that the president by sending Nelson to China was easing him out in favor of Wilson. The situation became so seriour that President Roosevelt last Monday went to the unusual steps to issue a statement denying that Nelson was being kicked around and that he would return to his post as head of the WPB on his return from China. In resigning Wilson wrote the President as follows: "Since Saturday when you issued your public statement regarding Mr. Nelson's trip to China and your request that I assume direction of the War Production Board, there ha bees renewed circulation in the press and over the radio of storlet to the' effect that because of my former position as president of the Cen era! Electric Co., from which com pany I resigned when I Joined thr War Production Board, I am opposed to reconversion. "These statements, like many similar statements that have appeared In recent months, were. In my opinion. Inspired by subordniate official of the board connected with the personnel staff of Mr. Nelson. "Many of my immediate staff and I have presented to Mr. Nelson urgent requests tbst .Ihese Individual be forced to discontinue their unfair attacks and criticism of Biembers ol the organization. fCoJtmssd OS rags tl port of the southern Philippines, were revealed today in ueu. jnacjvr-thur's communique. vivai Ti-jirrj ttduihera slashed air and naval targets at Davao. setting targe fires in grouud Installations. During the raid the bombers also destroyed a small enemy freighter northeast of Mindanao-. Other Navy bombers continued Continued on page 4) Tw o Clinton Men Wounded in Action, Cayugan is Killed Two Clinton men. Sgt. Willi. H. Burton and Pvt. Clarence Mooney have been wounded in action in the Pacific and In France, ar Department telegrams to their relatives disclosed this week. Word was also received this week of the death of William Francis Brown of Cayuga. Sgt. Burtou, sun of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Burton, route two. Clinton, was seriously wounded in action in the South pacific. July . according to a lAtMrram received br the parents from the War Department, Aug. 21 Sergeant Burton attended Clinton High School "and Blanford Grade School before entering the United States Marine Corp. on Sept. (. 141. Ha received his basic training at San Diego. Calif, and was sent overseas oa Dee. IS. 14.1. Mr. and Mrs. Burton have two nth at sons in the armed forces. Pri vate Joseph Burton. V. S. Army in fantry, now stationed somewhere overseas and Corporal James Burton. U. S. Army infantry. Camp Rucker. Ala. i Pvt. Mooney. 14. son of Mrs. Nel lie Stacey, Gary, Ind.. formerly of Universal and husband of Mrs. Donna Kyle Mooney. route two Clinton. was severely wounded in action in France Aug. 7. according to a tel-received by Mrs. Mooney egram Aug. 2Z. Before entering the United States (Continued on pc 1) KEIVS CF LOCAL LIEN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any news of relative- or friend in the armed service lor this column. f HONE 32 ife r.Mirim n. Strain is standing a 18-day furlough with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. ieorge strain Of souiu Fifth Street. U.A. uh t-j Khsrn jr. has rie!v- ed word from her husband CpL Da vid Sharp that he il now In France. He had been stationed is Kuglxnd rwnhor 144 s ol Shars is an X-ray technician in the n.eCicaJ division of the Air Corps. V.A IW Harlev C. Alkir. SOB Of Courtney Alktre of ShephardsviUe. Ind. has been transferrer irom ron Benjamin Harrison to Fort McCIel-lan, Ala. for basic training in the infantry. C.SJL. pre Par R. Paver is now some- .hu l,i Pnirt acrordinsr to word rtrolred br his avtfe. Mrs. Bernice I. Pavey of Jit Walnut Street. Ftc Fa-

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