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THE DMLY CLMTOMAN The Home Newspaper 01 YermiUioz n& Parke Counties fSE WEATEXS Fair and a little warmer today. Partly cloudy and slightly warmer tonight and Saturday. Mailed In Conformity Wit P.O. P. Order No. 12S87 CUSTQS, JUVDIAJVA, FRIDAY, AUG USX 25, W. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 dumber JL64. Ooriri a T I Battle "' " 111-.. Romania Declares State' of Wat vs Confer on Peace Plans j Balkan Legions Jum ytaquj Bands, Spearhead Paris Drive WITH ALLIED TROOPS ENTERING PARIS J2:30 P. M. A fighting French column spearheading an Allied drive to liberate Parb with the aid of Maquis bands In the city entered the capital shortly alter noon today and received a tumultous welcome from die populace. The entry into Oie city came at J2:3U p. m. C:30 a. ci. EWT), 9( minutes after on Allied column on the outskirts had battled Its way close r i r f u to the town from the gentilly direction. That column entered genuny liseii Soviet Grind Toward Ploesti UncliJlenged JZorn&nian Frontiines In Total Disorder, Beports Say; Sw;wjing Kussiau Advance Gains by Hour MOSCOW, Russia. The mighty Red Juggernaut Tolling over Nazl-boid defense'' lines ; In ' Romania ground westward toward th Ploestl oilfields today amid frontline reports that organized resistance in several sector ,bas broken down completely. .' , '.' ' Already In possession of the Mol r in possession m tne "'- pital uf Chislnau, the Sov- d aviso ea Against former Ally fiazi Bombs Hit Capital LONDON. England. Battle-weary Romania, which until less than 48 hours ago was fighting with Nasi Germany, completed its about-face today and formally declared war on Hitler's Reich, the Cairo radio reported tonight. Heavy Air Attack Quoting a Bucharest transmission, the Cairo announced said that the action was taken at almost the same moment as the Luftwaffe carried out a heavy bombing attack upon the Romanian capital. I The announcement followed- by only a few hours a Soviet foreign office statement, broadcast over the Moscow radio, which warned Roman-; fa it could enioy peace only by help , clear tnc land of Nad Invaders "n '., ,h miration 'ana uijiHTiauuK " "v - - asserted "Owing to the attitude of tne Eo- a chea vtctory on the extreme won V'nuU u Pag, t) (Continue u rage - Tl.angvlTllnia 'Twrnes. Mount, oth-l1 Romania was betrayed eien-! increasingly throughout the day. , JJ admitting withdrawals A" -Roman-were "b .. Gernian eommenta-regarded increasingly bitter as da WQre . A ,ate eUtement J cf of pNB duriug the nignt wnue a second spearhead ran into bitter opposition in the outskirts of Paris itself. Bight Eiffel Tower A column biting toward the citj from the routi sighted the Eiffel tower shortly before 11:30 a. m. A co-operating unit at that time wai swinging forward from the direction of Versailles, scoring steady progreEf just as It had throughout the morning. The Germans rushed reinforcements against all the spearheads. The southern spearhead, hammering from the outskirts to Versailles, and the others made progress, how ever, although from Orsay to Villa iContinueo on page 9) Robot Casualties, Damages Soar As Nazis Push Attacks Britain Hit by 00 Bombs A Pay, 17,000 Houses In Buins; Nazis jLcave Coast IvONDON, England. Heavy cas ualtles and shocking damage to property have been Caused In flyint bomb attacks against Britain in tin last few days, Henry Willink, minis ter of health, said today in waruinf parents to keep their children ou' of London. 10O Robots pay Approximately 7 Q0. flying bomb; a day on an average, have beer launched against Britain In August revealed Willink, adding "we must expect that these dangers will con tine for some time." - , Prime Minister Winston Church Ill's advice to mothers and childrer still in London to leave, still sIool as strongly as ever, Willjnk said. Nearly 300,000 have been evacuated from London under the official evacuation scheme, and the number John Foster Dulles, foreign policy advisor U KruuMka Pr--ldeniiai candidate Thonuw E. leWey shoun with ecreiary of State CordcU Hull (ritdit) at Hie Slate Urpartnieat la V'aoiyjig-in nliere II"')' coufcrred on world peace plans. Clinfon City Schools Open Sept 5; High and Grade Teachers Named Clinton Cily School will open for tie J9I4 term, Tuesday, Sept. 6, when students In both grades and high school will assemble at 8:30 a. m. for their book lists and assignments to their respective teachers, It was announced today by the city school offices. , ... m rennrt li their last year rooms for Instruc 1 i mm Dulles, Hull Break On Public fCnpuledge Of Postwar Security WASHINGTON, p. C. Secretary of State Hull and John Foster Dulles, foreign affairs adviser to Gov. Thomas B. Pnwey. today concluded three days of private discussions with the Issuance of a joint statement Indicating disagreement on the question of public airing of plans for post-war security. Dulles Seeks IMsrussion Hull maintained that the subject of future peace mast-fee kept entirely out or politics. Dulles, on the other band, insisted that there must be "full public non-partisan discussion of the means of attaining a lasting peace." After more than six hours of con ferences, over a period of three days Hull and Dulles Issued the follow ing joint statement: "In the three meetings between Secretary Hull and Mr. Dulles they had an exchange of views on the various problems connected with the establishment of an international peace and security organization. There was agreement of views on numerous aspects of this subject. Future fimfwrnces Planned "Secretary Hull and Mr. Dulles expect to continue to confer about developments as they arise. "The Secretary maintains the position that the America people considered the subject of future peace es a non-partisan subject which must be kept entirely out of politics.. Dewey Shares Views "Mr. Dulles, on behalf of Governor Dewey, stated that the Governor shared this view on the understanding, however, that It did not pre clude full public non-partisan discussion of the means of attaining a lasting peace. "The question of whether there will be complete agreement on these two respective views and their carrying out will depend on future In Liberation Allied-Backed French Forces Win City as Armor Columns Break Through Nazis; Seine Prize Near NEW YORK, N. y. The Paris . radio reported today that the Ger- t man commander inside the French capita lias surrendered to the, French Forces of the Interior, CBS monitors reported. The surrender was made jointly to the Maquis commander and to. Gen. Jacques Ji Clerc, leading tie second French armored division, Uia announcer said. ' Text of the surrender anjonunce-, i ment follows: 'Convention of surrender agreed . on by Colonel Rolle, commander of the French forces of the Interior for the He de France; divisional Gener al Im Clerc, commander of the Ninth Armored Division; and General (name inaudible) military commander of the German forces in Paris; "This convention applies to tiui units of the Wehrmacht In the torii- . lory under the command of Gener al (name of German). Surrender All Weapons , "I. The order will be given to commanders immediately to cease . firing and tyoist the white flag. The weapons will be collected and the . men gathered without weapons In a determined place, until new orders , ire given. "These weapons will he aurrend-ered Intact." ;li SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. Unit t f the second French armored- divl-lioo reached Paris today In answer 0 an urgent appeal from patriot forces as Allied armies to the west , compressed the Germans Into ' a wcket below tbe Seine which- has-been shrunk, to Zl miles at lis wld-.-sst point. (An NBC correspondent Geo. (Continued on page J) Yank Paratroopers Join French In JJatlle for Paris LONDON, England. The Parts i radio transmitter In the bands of. battle for the French capital, reported today that American para-' troops dropped In France last month bad come out in the open and join-., ed up with the French patriots. " The blow-by-blow details of the-. aircraft guns as anti-tank weapon at the Porte de Versailles In an at-; tempt to bold back the Allies. At 6 p. m. reinforcements were'i said to have arrived at tbe Hotel de Ville, comprised of forces under command of Brig. Gen. Jacques L; clerc and Canadian units. The London Evening Standard: quoted the French radio a saying Gen. Lecler's armored division, after moving along the Boulevard St. Jacques, began to cross Pont St. Michel at 8:30 a. ni- Two German tanks were said to -have been knocked out in rapid succession in battling In the north area of the city. In this part of the metropolis the fighting was said to . be confined to skirmishes, with the Nazis retreating and trying to evade action. Barricades established by the Ger-! mans In the 11th arrondiseraent were captured from the Germans af-iter fierce hand lo band fighting, the FFI transmitter said. At 8 p. m., the account continued, ihe FFI units were reinforced by Allied troops advancing northward on the Isle de France. After Gen. Leclerc's troops began to cross the Boulevard of St. Michel, an urgent appeal was made to the. populace to deal with German snipers. An American column was reported approaching Les Invalldes at 8:4$ a. ni., the FFI said. At 10:30 other Americans werd reported approaching Port d'Orleans, with tank units Joining the FFI to' wipe out pockets of resistance. Meanwhile the Soviet flag was hoisted In the middle of Rue de-Grenelles by a group of escaped Sen viet prisoners who joined forces with the FFI. Hungarians also Bided with-: the FFI, It was said. At noon 400 Germans, supported by tanks, attacked the Ahhntoire de Beaux Glr-ard, returning from the reception areas French forces of the Interior, gly-has been very small in comparison. ! ing an hour-by-hour account or the "But any sort of drift back to London at the present stage is very wrong," Willink warned. Housing Damage Tremendous "The tremendous amount ot dam age to houBe property is the biggest f Allies Liberate Cannes; Close : RingonTlon Sweeping AJlUcdPrtyjp, Frees 2 Seashore Towns; ; Mop jTJp in Marseilles ROME. Italy. Allied forces in southern France have liberated the famous seashore resprf city of Cannes, 29 miles from the Italian border, and the town of Grasse, 10 miles northeast of Canmes. Gen. Sir Henry Maltland Wilson's headquarters announced today. Tighten Toulon Grip ' - French troops nieanwniie tignt-ened their grip on the .big naval base of Toulon, occupying the arsenal Inside the city and tbe town of Allioules to the northwest, but the I Continued on page I) Yank Airmen Step Up Record Blows Upon Halmahera J56 Tons of Bombs On Jap Base in Non-Stop Paid; Jap Toll Mounts GEN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, New Guinea. A rec ord )56 tons of explosives pulverized Jap Installations on Halmahera Island, Gen. Douglas MacArtbur revealed today, as army Wberator bombers taking advantage or good flying weather returned to the aerial neutralization or Jap bases In the Moluccas. Pound Jap Supply Areas During the latest attack on the last Jap base between Dutch New Guinea and the Philippines bivouac and supply areas were mercilessly hammered by American explosives which destroyed many buildings and kindled large fires. Once again no Jap planes rose to attempt Interception (of tbe V. S. bombers. Batter Guinea Airfields Other American planes battered enemy airfields on Dutch New Guinea and In the Kai Islands with over 90 tons of bombs smashing airstrips In the MacCleur Gulf and Geelvlnlt Bay areas of New Guinea and 36 tons of explosvles pounding Lannoger airfield In Ihe Kai Is lands. PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. New aerial raids against battered Japan ese Island bases in Pacific waters were in the offing today following disclosure of continued neutraliza tion Btrikcs over a wide area. Pacific fleet headquarters announced results of raids conducted Sunday through Tuesday, disclosing that not a single American plane was lost. (Continued on page t) The Allied lightning advances In France Increased the possibilities that the Germans would be forced to withdraw their divisions from Norway or leave them trapped for eventual annihilation by Ihe Norwegians and the Allies. Early Philippine (.llwrallon Meanwhile, in tbo Pacific the prospects of early liberation also loomed on the war horizon for the Philippine Islands, possible target of the next major Invasion drive by the Allies. Coming events In the far Pacific were foreshadowed by American bombing operations against the southern Philippines and the Island approaches to the Archipelago Halmahera, Yap and others. Just when Gen. Douglas MacAr-thur will keep bis Bataan promise to return to the Philippines was not known but all reeent developments Indicated he soon might he -ready to (Conillifeea on nags I) ... . . . ... .. . m J. . I Armored Soviet spearheads drove . 1 ... , I . I. , .1. n reieuuessu io-.u . capital of Bucharest, the rich Ploes- tl oil fields, and Galatl In a light- nlng advance through the low coun- try between the Prut and Slret riv ers as Russian fighters nearer the Pnester smashed into Cblsineau. The Soviet toward their SiSrS tally ignoring . . 1 ( u I maiiDiiv.n ivhtrli followed fv,,vT' ' I the announcement by King Michael (Continued on Fag II i t Nelson's Post As WPU Chairman In Doubt,Affer Trip WASHINGTON, D. C. Presi dent Roosevelt raised the possibility today that Donald M. Nelson will not return to his post as chairman of the War Production Board upon the completion of his mission to China. news The chief executive told conference that he considered Nelson's future an "Iffy" question. Mr. Roosevelt's unwillingness to outline Nelson's future status was considered blgly significant In the light of yesterday's severe shakeup in the war production agency which saw the resignation of executive vice chairman Charles E. Wilson. Wilson quit the agency because he charged that members of Nelson's personal staff were circulating false reports that he was opposed to reconversion of small business because of bis former position as chairman of the General Electric Company, and "Big Business" enterprise. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt was urged today to "crack down" on dissident elements In the government as alarm was voiced over effect of resignation of Charles Wilson, vice-chairman of the War Production Board. Members of congress, concerned both with war production and reconversion, assailed the "back biting" which caused Wilson to quit to return to his post as president of General Electric Company. Mr. Roosevelt, who reluctantly accepted Wilson's resignation, hastily summoned !,leut.. Commander J. A. Krug, former WPB official, who has held many posts under the New Peal, to take his place. Cars Collide On Ninth Street, Drivers Unhurt Two cars, driven by Clarence Stanley, South Eighth street and Floyd Tresner, Dana, collided on the corner of Ninth and Knowles streets Thursday evening, It was reported today. The Stanley car which was slightly damaged was taken to Mike's Auto Body Shop for repairs. Further Information on the accident could not be obtained. Vermillion-Parke Area Scouts to Have Camporee Camporee for Scouts from Parke and Vermillion Districts will be held at Becky Ridge, north of Rockvllle on U. S. 41, Aug II, Henry "Chick 28. 29. 30 and Wellman, Rev. lets loupo tn pam 01 uieir auvance in many regions virtually lacking in opposition these report said. In er areas they ran into strong elve bas tions but it could not be teamed immediately whether these manned by Roman an. who dls-( King Michael's proclama- lion of surrender ' The main armored forces it to 1 of our flying bomb problems. Since fighting In and around the French . the Prime Minister's statement on capital was recorded by the Ex-Aug. 2, when be gave the figures as .change Telegraph Company. 17,000 houses destroyed. 800,000 j Announcement that American pa. damaged and 600,000 made hablta-1 ratrooperB had gone Into action wltli ble again, the total amount of de-'the French was made at t a. m. At struct ion and damage has of course ' 3 a. m., the FFI station said tb increased, but the percentage of .Germans were using converted antl- tion, except the new 7B's, who are o l...H. fmm the townshlo and 9B students from the township and Junior High School assemniy nan and await instructions. New students who have not made out programs should report to the high school Friday afternoon, Sept. . officials said. Teachers Meeting Scheduled PHnclnals will meet for prelim- inary organization In the superin tendents office at IV a. m., m-day, Aug. 31. to be followed by the general teachers' meeting In the Senior High School at 10 a. m. Friday. Principals will meet with their teachers for final Instructions following the general meeting. First Graders Meet Friday First grade beginners are to meet with their teacher at I p. m. Friday, Sept. 1, In their respective buildings. South, Central or Clendale. This plan will relieve Tuesday's confusion. The first grade beginners will report for the first day of school Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 a. m. Mothers of beginners should have hirih certificates for the teacher. Be ginners must be six years of age by Jan. I, 1916 to ne eiigium r en rollment. Iloundarr Lines Same Boundary lines between elemen tary districts will be the same as In previous years: John and Nebeker siroom hetween South and Central Hi.irioia and Anderson and Vine Rireets between Central and Glen dale districts. No transfers from one district to another can be made without causing cmbarraslng prob lems, officials commented. Book lists will be issued Tuesday. Parents should be careful to get the official book selection to avoid con-Irnvcrnv and possible loss, school of ficials warned. Many of the grade .in,,l hooks have been changed by state adoption which makes It doub- ly Important that tbo proper boos be purchased Three new teachers have been ad ded to the Clinton High School fac-(Continued On Pag I) Prominent County Pioneer Dies Jn Hospital Friday Fred D. Wlmsett, 79. near New port, died at ll:to a. m., rrioay, ai the Vermillion County Hospital, following an extended Illness. Mr. Wlmsett was oorn in verum- llon township on Dec. t, 1864 and had spent his entire life in Vermil- lion County. He is survived by three sons, Earles, both or San Diego, uam. ana Mrs. Gloyd Earles, 345 ftreet. Clinton. Mulberry The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending corapieuon of funeral arrangements. I W report to junior High School New parochial schools are to meet In the parochial Clinton Township Rider Wins Top Honors in Show Victor Hess Takes Three Plue Ribbons in Saddle Show; 4-H Winners JJsted Victor Hess, prominent Clinton township resident, took top honors In thai society horse show at the Vermillion County Fair in Cayuga last night, winning the blue ribbon In the five-gaited class, in the gelllemens' horesmanship class and In the best five-gaited combination. His striking white horse "Ghost'' won "best horse of the show" hon or. "Ghost" won repealed applause from Ihe grandstands as Hess put him through the gaits and paces. Ten entries in all were In the saddle show Including Hess, Gerald Hartman, Iestor lirulieck and Tom Barnes of the Parke County Saddle Clulii Raymond Armstrong, New- (Continued on page 6) Indiana, Illinois War Plants Plan Postwar Programs BEDFORD, Ind. C. E. WHson, presldeut of the General Motors Corporation Indicated that the Bedford Delco Remy plant would be kept in operation after the war, it was learned today. During a visit to Bedford, Wilson said: "This is loo fine a plant, too successful an operation to liquidate if we can find any possible use for It In the postwar period. "No one can tell how much demand there will be for aluminum castings after the war, but if it can be worked out, we want to operate here. Our attitude Is based on the fine cooperation we have had from our employes and the city In general. DANVIM.E, III. Operations have been so successful In the three Illinois war plants of General Mo tors that Hie corporation will seek to make them permanent peacetime units, C. M. Wilson, president of General Motors, Bald today. Speaking at the formal opening of a new malleable iron casting plant at ' Danville. Wilson outlined plans for reconversion to automobile production as soon as cutbacks in military production warrant readjust- roent General Motors' Illinois plants sl so Include ruick at Melrose Park B(j Electric Motive In La Grange, F-fJi.-ir Early Likralion of Norway, Greece Seen as Nazis Fall Back on AH Sides houses made habitable has incrcas- ed still more.' LONDON, England. Possibility that Ihe Nazis may be evacuating, or. preparing to evacuate, the robot bomb coast of northern France was IContinueo 00 page tl Anglo-US Agreement Gives Gen. Pe Gaulle French Civil Control WASHINGTON, D. C. While Gen. Charles DeGaulle was making plans to enter Paris an agreement was signed today by the British and American governments giving his National Committee complete authority to administer French civil affairs. The signing was done In London with the United States represented by Gen. Elsenhower, and was announced simultaneously in London and Washington. Observers noted that the 'jlilrit announcement avoided reference to the DeGaulle group by either of its known names French Committee of National Liberation or Provisional Government of the French Republic. Instead, the statement spoke of "the French authorities at Algiers," ss being "the Do Facto authority In France so long as they continue to receive iiie buijiuil h'ju"., , . 1 ll,tln,r tt.r- ' ot rrencuuii-ii wuu i n",',,, the defeat of Germany and the liberation of France". It was clear, however, that the agreement signed today represented a victory for Gen. DeGaulle. who has been trying for months lo get the British and American governments to put something on paper re garding authority In civil affairs in France. It was this controversy which led (Continued en rage I) I I ! 1 I WAHHINGTON, D. C. Prospect for the possible early liberation ol Norway and Greece from tbe Nazi yoke hinged today on Ihe Bpeed of current Allied otlensives tnrougn the Balkans and France. Military experts in the nation's capital were watching life Allied thrusts with Interest and predicted that if they continued at the pres ent rate the Germans would be for ced to withdraw their armies from all outlying areas. The capitulation of Romania In creased the prospects that Russia soon would be able to throw her busy divisions from that area Into another war zone, either In the Balkans or to the north around Warsaw. Should Hungary and Bulgaria follow In the footsteps of Romania the Germans would be forced to withdraw their armies from that entire war zone and from downtrodden Greece. i A. A. Rohler, Bill Timmerman, Hoy Harold o., nainneia. ma.; nuy. Butts and Brooks Pollings, members Rosedale, Ind. and Raymond. De-of the camporee committee, announ- trolt, Mleb. and three daughters, eed today. I Mrs. II. C. Stockton and Mrs. Wayne Court of honor will be held at council fire on Wednesday, the slated. Scouts are asked to bring equipment needed and food for eight peauj.