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HIE DAILY CLIN'yOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillioii And Parke Conntiei THE WEATHEB Fair and warmer today and to night. Wednesday partly cloudy and a little warmer. Mailed ja Conformity Wit P. 0. D. Order Na 19687 Price Three Cent?. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1944. Volume 32 Number 166. fo)MA'N R Wj1j IH ran mm d Clinton Flying NavigatoO DRIVE NEAKS OLD WAR SCENES B-29s Can Take "Kickin 'id" I JNGIAN? S BEIG, I - 1 il V YM$ Old Battlefields In U. S. Hands; Nazis in Flight No Line Between Marne, Frontier as Nazis Are Believed Quitting France; " Two-Way Drive Sizes Up SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force Already 100 miles east of Paris, the United atntm Third Armv today captured Ploecii Cattle ' Opened: Nazis; Reds Push Oh German, Romanian Battle On For Huge Oil Center; Transylvania Border Falls To Tremendous Bed Drive IONDO.N, England: Fighting; between German and Romanian troops now is in program in Plo-esti, key city of the oil region of the same name, the Nad DNB a-gency said tonight. H ENGLISH CHANNEL? Security Parley Maps Plans For Peace League All Peaceful Nations To Be in Assembly With 4 ; Major Powers in Council; Change US foreign Policy WASHINGTON. D. C. It was officially announced today that a "general agreement" to recommend establishment of a new League of Nations to maintain future world peace has been reached by the American, British and Soviet representa- f 1 yf J l i . .-vvr M !tr a. ' vr I .. YWmhafftn flak Of fit T- FRANCE TS lit'y conference. i I'ttJoiht statement-issued by the :!,!:iultmen -of the three Allied dclega-j'j,;Wiislfi'i.afefeeTrients had been 'I -reattneo' to recommend esiaousnmeai !'' of an, 'International organisation for, .ipeacp ana Becuniy proviamg tor: " " fir An assembly composed of rep-; resentativas of all peaceful nations -.' based on, tbe principle of sovereign equality;.;;' ' .1 " Elect leaser Members ; . - i "A council -composed of a smal-1 ler number of members in which the principal states will be joined by a number of other states to be elected periodically; "3. Effective means for the peace GHOSTS OF ANOTHW WOMO WAt stalk the French areas which now He in the path ot major drives in the current Battle tor Franoe and it may ' well be that many a son will fight close to the grieve of his father. As the drive turns northward from below Paris, the Mame River again is in the limelight and, pushing north and eastward, U. 8. troops move toward World War I battlefields (indicated by circles) such as Soissons, Amiens, Ypres, St. Quentin and Cambrai. At Abbeville lies one goal which may be of vital importance in wiping out the Rocket Coast, already harrassed by the successful push to the Seine. ' . International) ful settlement ot-dieputes. Including an International court of justice for the adjudication of justificable questions, and also the application ot such other means as may be necessary for the maintenance of peace and security." Revolutionary Change I Announcement1 of this agreement by the delegates to the security con-' ference after one week's work fol- lowed disclosure that the plan which is being drafted involves a revolutionary change in American foreign policy. ' ' i MOSCOW Sotlet iarem, roar ing through Romania at' lightning speed; today.. were within .sight of the rteb. oil! ttekis jof Polentl after capturing heights in thd Carpathian Mountains, - . ' i ' Othiss- Red ArmJF' Forces .drove deepes into TranayTVenia after fe plunge of 1,0 , miles irom the 1940 Hungarian-Romanian border, cap turing. the town of Bretca, 36 miles from the Bucharest-Budapest railroad. '." " ' In Hungarian Territory ' The Gernam High Command ad mitted Red Army penetration of Hungarian territoiy for the first time in the area of Piatra Neamt, 75 miles north of Ploesti, but said Nazi counter-attacks .- has. smashed back the Russians. Marshal Rodion T. Malinovsky's Second Ukrainian Army supported by Romanian troops, slashed its way through 1, 835-foot high Oituz Pass to seise Bretcu. ' Third Ukrainian Army troops ad vanced IS, , miles; from captured t (Continued oa pas t ) Postwar Planning Takes, Spotlit . , At, Conferee i Meet ProrjUnwt Cmutf Ami , Terre,Cte3leB Bear ' -,-Local Pwlwiar PtsW -! . . Postwar planning aooapled the spotlight last might jm business lead ers of Clinton,: Newport and 'Terre Haute met jU a dinner held in- the 1 Vermillion room of the. Clinton hotel and sponsored by tbe CHnton Exchange Club. Approximately 0 men iwere present. m.-.--- Several short talks and talking pictures prepared by the Committee for Economic Developments highlighted the program, with Raymond Medlock, president of the local club, presiding. Ten members of the Newport Lions dub attended and several Terre Haute leaders, accompanied Robert Scott, principal speaker. He is district chairman of the C. E. D. Estimate SOOO Jobs Needed Basing his estimate on the fact that some 1590 Vermillion county men are now in the armed 'forces and another ISM are working away from here. Mr. Medlock estimated that 3900 jobs must be provided lo cally after the end of the war. The outlook for the future does not appear .too dark and : conditions "are much better now titan they were' in 1940, when only 857 men were' privately employed in the county. Housing ia one of the orincipflT problems now facing the community. ;wlth a big demand for homes', few available and no news ones built In the past 20 years. .He urged that real estate dealers and owners do everything possible to remedy this situation. The U. S. Machine Tool Corp.. Is firmly entrenched here with plenty (Continued on Pag S) Little" heralded In the headlines ' was the first B-29 raid of this war when a formation of -super-fortresses made a trial bombing raid on Rangoon, Burma shortly before the historic attack . on the Japanese mainland. Called a B-24 attack by headquarters, the full Import of the story was given after the successful attack on Yawata. Planes Can Take It Taking part in the raid was Lieutenant Gerald J. Pagliero. husband of Mrs. Mary Owens Pagliero and son ot Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pagliero. Aboard the superfort "Old Lil," Lt. Pagliero, navigatoCi pd Ais fellow, crewmen (bund .put , just how much one of the big B-29s could ,take vpienj they, . landedjtthe -Old LH on two iniqttra, asalnstua oStronr cross wlnitj.only to beuoocilO.feet In the air and finally eoweite earth in a .great pool, of. waterj. ir- Writing; from his base somewhere in,, India, .IA., Pagliero, raaid that the ship is at present In for repatrs (the letter was written July 10, one month flfter the raid) and then describes the mission. 0 ' -'i "On our first raid we went over the target,' dropped our bombs and headed for borne everything was going OK until about three hours (CominueA ou page II Relentless Yank Attacks Pound At Japs' Inner Ring . Smashing Air Blows Bock Kuriles, Marianas Bases; Blast Celebes Shipping PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. American forces in the tar Pacific were continuing their relentless pounding of Japan'B inner defense perimeter today following ' Saturday's smashing air assault on Onnekolan Island In the Kuriles, and atrlkes against Tap. Palau. Woleai and other ene my bases in the Marianas and Marshall Islands., . All Planes Return All our planes returned safely from .all operations,, encountering but, "meagef'v ground fire and aerial: opposition while . probably destroying one fighter and scaring off another .while on a scouting mission over the main Jau base of Paramu-shlro in the northern Kuriles. An enemy patrol vessel was bomb-I Continued on page 61 Milwaukee Area Sets Child Quarantine In Paralysis Epidemic MILWAUKEE More than 130.-000 children were ordered quarantined today in Milwaukee and seven adjoining townships and tillages as health commissioners; appealed' to all available nurses to .help . stem, an outbreak of infantile .paralnsls, , The order applied to children nn' der 14 years old ia some areas and to .children under 12, .In others.ii, Delay School Onenllur . The action will delay the, return to school .ot children, in the, first , six grades past Oct, .1 and, the .quaran. tine may be extended .to seventh and eighth grade atudpnts In. all the at fected ' areas. School was to have started Sept. S. Said Dr. E. R. Krumblegel, Mil waukee Health Commissioner: "With 30 cases reported, Infantile paralysis has reached epidemic pro portions.' One death was reported In Mll-(Continued On Page E) Main street have been transferred to Camp Crowder, Mo. where they will receive Signal Corps training. U.S.A. ' Pvt Kenneth K. Kelley. son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto K. Kelley of route two, Clinton; Pvt. Barney Nawrocki, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nawroeki, North Sixth street; Pvt. Keith C. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wilson of route one, Clinton; Pvt. Robert L. Ssnquenetti. son of Mrs. Edith Sanquenetti of route two.. Clinton; and Pvt. John E. Hosa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Hosa have been transferred to the Inf. Rtc. S. at Camp Hood, Tex. for their basic training. U.S.A. 6gt. Charles O. Sturgeon of South Fifth street, was a member of the sixth class of soldiers to complete the new Centralized Meat Cutting (Continues on page S) 'OOtOONl"- . JJLJ? ft MONf inmui ooui m . ra CAMMAI tgf Squabble Brings Federal Seizure WASHINGTON, D. c; Thi Wat Labor Board sought today to 'avert an Impending national coal crisis by ending a walk-out of mine supervisory employes In seven weBtern Pennsylvania pits before the work stoppages spread to some 70 mines producing fuel vital to steel output. In a telegram to six local union chiefs, the board said: '-' " "The needs of our armed forces in Europe and the" Far' East demand that the national welfare come before the grievances of t few. In the hearing yesterday the NWLB made' clear that when the strike Is ended, but not before, it will take prompt action to settle all the issues in dis pute between the union and the coal operators which are within its jurisdiction. . ." - ' The strike telegrams were Intend ed to convey the WLB's viewpoint to a mass meeting of strikers later (Continued On Page S) Centenary Soldier Killed in France; Sgt. Stump Dead Pfc. Domenic "Dee" Giacherlo, 29. son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Giacher lo, Centenary, was killed in action in,. France, Aug. 9, according to a telegram received1 from the War De partment Mondajri Aug. 28. ,, Mm. Glacherio ' received the last letter from him Aug. 15 which Was dated July '27 He 'stated that ' he was fine and hoped the war would end. soon olhe 'could be' home: a- gain. " . Before entering the United States Army Infantry n March 30,' 1942. he attenfled 'Centeniry Grade School and was employed as A' truck driver at the Wabash" River Ordnance Works. He received his basic training at Camp Livingston, La.; Camp (Jordan, Johnston, Fla. and Camp Pickett, Va. In October of this year he was sent to Englsnd for further train ing and In July he went into action In France. Besides the parents he is survived by one brother, John, Centenary; two sisters. Miss Linda Giacherio, Chicago, 111. and Mrs. Arthur Hess. Centenary: one aunt. Mrs. Lltlshs Colombo, Klnndvke; three aunts In Italy and several other relatives. Mass to be held In honor of Pfc. niacherlo will be announced Sunday at the Sacred Heart Church. S8gt. Warrea Stump, 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stump, Rock- vllle, former residents of Clinton, who was reported missing in action on Aug. 2. waa killed in action in France, according to word received by the parents recently. Before entering the armed forces on Oct. 17. 1942, Stump, was an art director of the Pollyea Advertising Agency. He is a graduate of Clinton High School and John Herro'n Art Institute, Indianapolis and was employed by the Terre Haute Engraving Company, before entering the armed forces. In February of this year he was sent overseas. Besides the parents, he is sur vived by one brother. Capt. Clifford Stump, now serving in the Pacific area with the U. S. Army Air Forces. Chateau-Thierry and S o 1 a is o n.s pounding eastward at nreaaneca speed amid - Increasing indications the Germans have written oft Franc an lost. , t -! ' While the NbjzI agency DNB-fei; ported street fiehtlng in thn-dty ol f-hulnn.-Knr-Marne. which is. on the direct line of approach to the Oer- i, man frontier ueo. uwigni u. wsow- . hower reportfcd. American force rf i .i,,,, t Ron Oenfce S. Patton, Jr., in the outskirts of Vitry-La-Franoose. No German Line . , . '.-.. The Germans, Gen. Elsenhower's headquarters said, are not believed massed In any great strength .-b-. tween the Marne and the German frontier. ( . ' Nazi sources admitted American' penetration of Vitry, stating -tMt street fighting is under way in the' town. , ' '-"' (A British broadcast- heardVby rt-oa ... Alltnri fmwi Stl ml)eV east of Soissons, which would he fjo' youd Fisme and almost as Reims.? From Vitry-La-Francolse It is nnW inn itiilp to the Nazi border it the Moselle River and 70 milekatii the Belgian frontier at Montmedy World War I Landmarks ' -; Both ChateaulThlerry and 'Sols- -sons were landmark of American Ictory against the Imperial German . rmy in the last war. , " ; The town of Flames in the Marne . Valley has - been approached -and toopb of Lieut. Gen. George 8. -Pat-ton. Jr's Third Army are. -tearin!g with breakneck s pe e 4 ---across France's historic battlegrounds, and at last reports were only 5 miles from the frontier of Belgium. Two Miles from Key City . " ..)' - .. American forces are now only two , nilles from the citv of EDetnsjr. which, .In turn leads directly-tb-Cha.- Ions and after that come toe rouies cl. (Continued on age . PAC Turns Labor 'ji Vote: Brownell; , ' 5 Cite Indiana Case CHICAGO, 111. The Cio political , action committee is turning the- let ! bor vote away from the Roosevelt , administration by "forcing" union members to contribute to the Democratic campaign, chairman Herbert . Brownell of the Republican national committee declared today. - "We believe it is against all Ame- rican traditions to be forced by pea son of .union membership to contTi- '-' bute to a campaign,". Brownell told . a news-conference., i--. ! -'1 iiu"t,: : ."These actions: of the Sidney 'Httb- man-Earl . Browder group have turn- ed nuiny "-union, members back '-to "' the Republican.. ticket., . -j " ; ' f'TUe trend among working mod 1 and women is toward -the Dewej-"" Bricker ticket.-"- i-i "'f":' . Browoetl declared that the "hon-i"'1 eyed" testimony by Sidney Hlllman: " chairman, of the political action committee, before the house committed investigating campaign expenditures, cannot hide the fact that the PAC " is "striving for and getting a strangle hold on the New Deal party." . The GOP chairman spoke caustl- -cally of Hillman's statement that "we seek to influence thinking, the program and the choice ot candidates." - "Mr. Hlllman will not voice a tru er statement in thlB campaign." Brownell said, "but you have to look at the record to get the real truth, of his words. "The resignation of PAC members, In Utah who were told to vote Democratic 'or else' was the tip-off on the Hlllman method of Influencing thinking." t Brownell said he had press re-, ports of similar PAC deflections in Gary. Ind., and New York City. Brownell indicated the Republicans will use the phrase "clear ev erything with Sidney" as a boome rang slogan for all its worth. H said President Roosevelt issued such. an order to Democratic leaders ia the nomination of Sen. Harry 8. Truman for vice president, and this brought "cabinet members and poll- tical bosses" to Hillman's headquarters during the recent national convention. The Utah and Indiana incidents. Brownell said, "portend labor's growing revolt against the arrogance and effrontery of Hillman and the subservience ot an administration . that would "clear everything with ; Sidney.' " Lt. Jemld Pagliero Enemy Resistance Topples in Whole Toulon Sector Germans Surrender To French Forces in South ; Yanks Batter Up Rhone ' ROME, Italy. The laet German troopB in Marseille and the nearby lies Du Frioul have eurrenderedun-condltlonally to the French and the enemy garrison on the San -Man-drier peninsula has also capitulated, ending all enemy action in the Toulon area, .Gen. Sir Henry. Maithmd Wilson announced today. - 7 Thousands more German prisoner were taken by the Allies at-both of the big southern French ports, which will be turned Into Valuable Allied navaNhaaes s soon s they be repaired'. .-' 1W Give In Fort, ,,.,.,1 HliMkY H INS staff correspondent Larry Newman .reported . tnem-.i. Marseille' that 6, 000., Germans including Gen . Scheffre, commander ;f U lenemy'f 242nd division, inarched out f the fortifications in the harbor areani gave up, although they plight, .have held out for weks. ,nti Yanks Batter Aorthwura . .,,,, Meanwhile, ' American ,. column:' striking up the Rhone Valley againsi battered elements of the German miles northwest of Mars-llle. and 19th Army are continuing to close-ir on the Montcllmar area, some 90J have seized many abandoned vehicles and equipment Farther to the south French unili have crossed the Rhone at severa' points and have advanced through Nimes, some SO miles west-northwest of Marseille. Some of these units have reached the vicinity of Remoulint Uses .and Pont St. Esprit. Two Towns Fall ' On. the east coast flank df the rapidly, expanding southern French bridgehead ..American' troops " have-occupied Vence and Cagnes. . The German garrison at Marseille commanded by, Gen. Scheffer sur rendered without a fiKht yesterday, but sporadic street battles -were re-potter , .still, taking place between French patriots and Vichy collabo rationists who are trying to escape ttroir wrath.- . Engineers Repair Ports Engineers set to work immediately on the port areas of Marseille and (Continued on page 4) Banks to Set Up Cashing Service For War Bonds WASHINGTON, D. C. Secretary of the Treasury Morgentliau announced today that beginning Oct. 2 individual owners or co-owners of war bonds can turn them Into caBh immediately by presenting the bonds, together with identification, to any commercial bank that lias qualified for the service. All incorporated banks and trust companies are permitted to qualify as bond paying agencies, Morgenthau said, and "it is believed that a large majority of them will do so." The treasury will compensate the banks on a quarterly basis at the rate of 16 cents for each ot the first thousand bonds paid, 12 cents each for the second thousand, and 10 cents each for all in excess ot 2,000. The arrangement applies to all in dividual bonds the "E" bonds and also series A. B, C and D which were sold from 1936 to 1941. How ever, all of series F and G must still be redeemed at Federal Reserve Ranks. No partial payment will be per mitted, and there will be no charge to the bond owners for the cashing service, ' , Mine Supervisor New Coal Crisis, ; m'. t Approval Assures Drop In Nine-Cent lss Property Tax Levy in 45 Budget; , OK Youth Center Fund A alne-eent drop in the Clinton city tax rate was assured last night as the council approved the 1946 budget setting a SI. 26 tax rate as compared ' with the $1.34 tax rate levied for 194 4. . Major new Item In ' the budget vim the setting ub of a fund for the Clinton youth center. A three-cent per $100 levy has been set up for the youth project under the new budget which will net a little more than S900 for the Vear. The recreation fund replaces the park fund which had been in the budget in previous years. Several members of the youth center staff attended the meeting which was in the form of a budget hearing with protests of the tax rate to be made. - Due to a misunderstanding of the budget terms some protest had been raised against the Inclusion of the youth project funds in the city budget but no formal protests were made at the tax meeting. ' : ' Belief that the levy would amount to S3 per $100 was behind much of the opposition. It was thought: how ever; the valuation as set in the budget will actually be three cents per 9100. Divisions of the property levy In clude general fund, $1.07; street fund, $.14; cemetery fund $.C1 and recreation, $.03. Prom this the fol-( Continued on page 3) . Professor Finds Stay In WAC Murder Room Brings Sleepless Night INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. 'An overnight session in a murder room on the first anniversary of the slaying Is not conducive to sleep, Miss Kern Brock, of Hayes. Kas., alatant professor of English at Kansas Bute University, opined todsy. She spent the night In the fatal room 729 or the Claypool Hotel In Indianapolis. Just a year ago -last night, WAC Corporal Maoma L. Ridings, of Camp Atterbury, lnd., was bludgeoned to death in that room. The murder, which aroused nstlonal attention for weeks, was never solved. . Unaware that she had been as signed to the murder room. Miss Brock wss settling herself for a good night's sleep when a newspaper re porter called and informed her of her grewsome surroundings. Afterwards, there was little slumber for her, she admitted. "I never cared for mystery stor-:es before," Miss Brock said, "but -' may write one when I go back to Cansas State University. At least I rill bare something to tell the mem-(Conllnued on page S) ' The joint pian wmcn js ueius i drafted at this conference calls for - the President -of the United Status to join with other major allied pow- gainst an aggressor nation wimoui first' asking congress for a declaration ftf mmr, ...t-. :-: - II.ilaMUrattlW nf Rtntfl ' RdwSrd K; Stettinlus. Jr., who is chairman of the American delegation and of the security conference, read the Joint statement to reporters assem- bled at Dumbarton Oaks in oia Georgetown. F IContinoe" on oaaw II ill New Resignations InViewasWPB Troubles Mount WASHINGTON, D. C. Reports persisted today that further resig nations are in the offing at the War Production Board, after Vice Chair man Sidney - Weinberg quit with a blast at "termites" and Acting Chairman J. A. Krug issued a "har mony' ultimatum. Weinberg, New York Investment banker.. ma!,. friend both, of WPB Chairman Donald Nelson and resigned Vioei Chairman Charles ft. Wit-son, Warned "A halt dosen lower-level i. officials" for "sniping" at Wilson and causing blm to quit. " RefiusinEite name then. Weinberg termeaVsha alleged Vsnippers" ' as "peanuts looking for power"J He called nan Krug to "throw out the termites",.:!'!! ' n f ' - ' General trend of the "sniping,'' he said, was that Wilson was allied with "big business". , Rumors first heard weeks ago ' have been revived that Vice Chairman Donald Davis of Milwaukee, regarded as a Wilson friend, plans to step out. , Meanwhile, Krug assured the Ren-ate War Investigating Committee that he expects to end faclionaliiini in WI'B with firings if neeeasar) and that be Is in full accord with Nelson's reconversion policy which the committee backed. "They're going to be in one grout or they're not going to be there.' Krug said in reply to a eommlltw question of whether he had a plan for ending "group conflicts". "Discharging," he added, "soundf like a harsh remedy, but I don'l know any other way." At the same time. Krug told th committee that the top-boss strlfi is not interfering too greatly with WPB's work. "The job is being done." he said "regardless of what may happen lithe top echelon" of WPB. Krug declared also that there an no differences between the Arm and Navy and WPB, and "the reports will not confuse relations between the agencies". He declsred for publicizing WPE policies, and actions, saying: "information should come to th public in frank, unvarnished form there is no reason why we should not lay on the table the whole WPB pUB." KEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Qintonian welcomes any newa of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column. PHONE 32 Pvt. Paul Fulk, son of Mr. and Oscar Fulk of Miller street, and hus band of Mrs. Ruth Fulk of South Tenth street. Terre Haute, is now stationed . at Camp Blandingi Fla. with the infantry. Pvt. Fulk at tended Clinton High School and was employed in Tennessee In . defense work prior to his entry into the service. U.S.A. -Pvt. Louis A. Corso, sen ot Louis Corso, Sr. . of North Ninth street and Pvt. Donald E. Somes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Somes of South Seventh street have been transferred to the ASF TC-CE, Camp Claiborne, La. where they will receive their basic training. O.8.A. Pvt. Richard T. Auer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Auer of Sycamore street and Pvt. James E. Justice. Jr. son of Mrs. Mary M. justice of South

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