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THE DAILY GLINTONIAN THE WEATHER Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer today, followed by showers tonlKlit and most of Thursday. Cooler Thursday afternoon. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiea Indiana ett lAowf tom$. Kawpapar w( CLINTON, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1944. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 Number 167. lodUMpoUa, loo. in fo) El Stars and Stripes in Paris American Push Near Belgian, Reich Borders Scores Big Gains British Drive for Robot Coast A i. -it-. N ft Swift British Offensiue Batters. Way Toward Rocket Bomb Coast Bulgarian Surrender Seen Hourly; Pro-Nazi Cabinet Grabs Hungary LONDON. Kngland. The Balkan kettle continued to boll over today, with Bulgaria reportedly trying to get out of the war as paiu-lesisly as possible, Hungary junking Hh cabinet In favor of one more subservient to the Nazis and German and Romanian troops fighting each oilier In the l'loestl oilfields. Report Terms Accepted Reports from Ankara were quoted by Kxchange Telegraph as saying that Turkish sources believed Bulgaria has already accepted Allied peace terms und formal signing of an armistice will tako place shortly. RiiHsla. however, served notice on Bulgaria that she must surrender to the United States and Great Britain rather than to tho Soviet Union. Bulgnrla Is at war with the western allies, but not Willi Russia. Rulgars ICvneuate Urerce Heuler s reporled from Cairo that a Bulgarian delegation was expected to arrive In Kgypt today. The Bulgarian radio asserted that Bulgarian troops were evacuating occupied territories, presumably Greece and Patton's Drive 1 30 Miles From ( Belgian Border Furious Pace of Advance Unbroken as New Aisen River Bridgehead Made; Fall of Ardennes is Near WASHINGTON, D. C. Secretary of State Cordell Hull made lt clear today that unconditional surrender remains the only terms on which Germany can get peace from the Allies regardless of how long that country may attempt to fight It out. Hull made the Allied position clear in commenting on the statement of Lt. Gen. Kurt Dittmar, German radio commentator, that Germany must continue to fight on in WK. - Soviets Sweep Up To Ploesti, Near Bucharest Russians Battle In Rich Oil Well Zone, Close In On Ploesti; Report Nazis Leave Galati In Flames MOSCOW. Russia. Ked army legions, sweeping across Itomanlu at electrifying speed, stood at the approaches of the rich l'loestl oilfields today and, as a result of the capture of the Black Sea port of Constanta, held control of the vital Ploestl-ConsLanta pipeline. '.- Russian auipliibious forces occu-'pied Constanta, which has a nor-.mal population of about 60,000, in a surprise 82-mile leap down the )llack Sea coast. .,07 Miles Away Simultaneously, other Soviet forces, desplto stiffening German resistance, drove to within 37 miles of the Romanian capital of Bucharest. (The Turkish radio, in a broadcast reported by the Federal Communications Commission, said that Romanian troops had completely surrounded German forces In the ploesti oilfields and predicted that the Ploesti area would "Boon be In the hands of the Romanians." No clear Front I.ino (The German Transocean agency reported that "some Soviet formations" had penetrated the Dobruja sector of southeastern Romania and added that tho situation In the southern part of tho eastern front was now marked by mobile warfare with "no clearly discernible front linos." Transocean quoted "well-informed .German quarters" as saying that north of Ploesti "clashes occurred between German antiaircraft batteries and Romanian tanks.") Constanta, the main base of Germany's Black Sea fleet, was cleared of Nail naval forces by one of the most spectacular land, air and sea Allied Air Force Renews Full-Scale Attack on Germany Forts Batter Bremen And Kile Areas in Wake Of Tierce RAF Night Blows LONDON, Kimland. Freed of llio neciBsily of protecting Allied troops on tlie battlefront, American and Jiiitiali bombers resumed full-scale air al lacks on pivotal war centers of Nazi Germany today, follows Attack In a wake of a 1,000-plaue niRht The first American flag to leach Paris alter the liberation of the l'rencli capital is slioun above. Later baltle-liouml Vault soldiers man bed pust the Arc cle 'l i ioiiiphc where llieir lathers walked in war of generation ago. LI. tA-nerul Omar .N. Kruilley anil Lt. (Jen-eral Joseph Pierre Jioenig laid u wrealh on the tomb of Prance's unknown soldier of World War I In ceremonies marking the liberal loll of Paris. attack by llrilisli bombers against four German industrial cities, strong ""--' wiw,. forces of Fortresses escorted by Musings ailacked targets in Ihe I SUI'REMK HEADQUARTERS, Al-Kiel and Bremen areas during the I lied Expeditionary Force. The aflernoon. United Stales Third Army atabbed Sledge-Hammer Blows Predicted Against Japs; New Kuriles Attack JJombing was carried out through a cloud cover by means of instruments. The Ilrltish night attack was tlie heaviest In weeks and was followed by morning assaults against the Robot bomb coast of northern France. New AttarkN Viiilcrway Devastating new attacks agalnsl the enemv were under way today. A steady stream of Allied bombers which took HO minutes to cross the southeast coast are believed en route to German flying bomb sites in northern France. More of the pilot-less missiles rained down on southern England, including the London area, last night, and early today. Forty-one planes failed to return from Ihe night raids. The Air Ministry did not say whether their loss waB due chiefly to anti-aircraft fire or night fighter opposition. Sli'l I ill Oilier I' lre Most of the bombs were concentrated on the port of Slettin in northeastern Germany and Koenigs-berg. East Prussia, as speedy wooden Moxnuilo bombers, carrying two-ton blockbusters, struck at Berlin and Hamburg. !uth .stellln and Koenlgsberg have been bit with increasing fre-'juency by Allied bomberB during recent weeks, with Koenlgsberg feeling the wrath of Russian airmen as well as that of the western allies. The Air Ministry announcement said that Ihe Stettin attack was i "highly concentrated" one, causing vatt fircB and smoko columns that billowed 2,0 feet into the air and were visible many miles away. Mrs. Eisil Ingram Stricken by Heart Attack Tuesday Mrs. Krsil Berry Ingram, 2.1, 51G North Eighth Street, died suddenly following a heart attack at 6 p. m. Tuesday. Mrs. Ingram was visiting at the James Bennet residence, 45M WITH BRITISH FORCES EAST OF THE SEINE, TUESDAY EVENING, Aug. 29 (Delayed) (INS) This is the proudest and greatest moment for thousands of British troops of General Denipsey's Second Army. They are fighting to 'liberate not France but southern England and London from the flying, bomb terror. "One Leas ilonib" , , They have as their motto "one more kilometer and ono less. bomb." It is the fastest British drive and the first major exploitation of British armor since D-Day. At a forward headquarters today a general excused himself to ine while he went to "tickle up' his armor they had. only gained nine miles in three hours! News which million of home country civilians have been waiting to hear since the invasion in the west began is In the post. It will be greater news ilian the freeing of Paris. Deep Drive to Open A senior British general one of the battle winning desert generals told his men in a special order of Die day: "We are now In the van of the Allied armies British, American and French. We are about to start ft deep drive into enemy occupied France north of the Seine, "This is the country from which the Germans launch their flying bombs against England. Free Homes, Families "For the first time in this war we are fighting ' directly to free homes, our wives and our children from the German attacks. Every yard we advance reduces the area from which we can launch his secret weapons . . ." Convoys many miles long are swarming up. The drivers know their destination and wave as much as to say "It's in the bag." And tanks at a sober estimate we have more than 30 for every German tank can be counted in their squadrons. Bridge Creaks for Hoiira It takes a minute for one to cross the Seine by bridge. That bridge has been creaking for hours now. The f Continued on page 31 St. Bernice Soldier, Now Nazi Prisoner, Awarded Five Medals SSgt. Thomas Eydman, Jr., son of Mrs. Ethel Eydman, Long Reach, Calif., formerly of St. Bernice, who has been a prisoner of the Herman government since April 18, has earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Modal and Three Oak Leaf Clusters, according to word received from J. A. L'lis, Major General, The Adjutant General, by Mrs. Eydman. Staff Sergeant Eydman received the Purple Heart and an Air Medal last year. The citations are as follows: Distinguished Flying Cross, "For extraordinary achievement whilo serving as left waist gunner on a B-17 airplane on many heavy bombardment missions over enemy occupied continental Europe. Displaying great courage, coolness and Bkill display-( Continue" on page 5) gins was captured the enemy put up what Major George S. Williams of Hempstead, L. I., described as "a nice little scrap." "My company's mission was to maintain two roadblocks," Coggins related. "At 11 p. m. Wednesday Capt. Hurd Reeves of Miami, Fia., Capt. Herbert Johnson of Syracuse, N. Y., and I walked down one of them to see why our communications were out. and we found ourselves surrounded by Jerries who had overtaken us. Captured by aziH "Beeves and Johnson got out of the trap, but I was captured along with 11 of my men. The Germans marched us until 8 a. m. Thursday, when we reached Domene. "Then they began taking me to their battalion command post at intervals and ask mi me lots of questions. Finally, in the evening they sent me back to our lines with a iCouUnuea od pagb I). French Lines Sew Up Rhone Valley; Yanks Sweep North French Ford Uiver 71 Miles North; Surging Yanks 100 Miles Inland ROME, Italy. French forces have crossed the Rhone river in the vicinity of Bagnols, 71 miles northwest of Marseille, while American troops, after capturing Montelimar, have swept northward to a point more than 100 miles inland from the Mediterranean, Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson announced today, (ermaiis in Naval Trap (The Algiers radio, as quoted by Router's in London today, said Allied naval forces have rounded up and captured German troops trying to escape by boat from southern France. ) Heavy losses are being inflicted on the Nazis, who are attempting to withdraw across the Drome river, north of Montelimar, which Is 85 miles north northwest of Marseille. The Yanks have occupied the (Continued on page 3) Ora Sparks Kites Set For Thursday at Porter Home Funeral services for Ora Sparks, 84. former resident of Clinton, who died Tuesday morning, will be held 3 p. ni. Thursday, at the homo of Mrs. Fred Porter, 618 Mulberry street and at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Dorsey Funeral Homo in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Sparks is survived by the widow, Nettie; one daughter, Mrs. Ma-ccl Haney. Indianapolis; one grandson, Horace Haney, I'nited Slates Navy and two sisters-in-laws, Mrs. Brisco Harrison nnd Mrs. Frank Dunlap, both of Clinton. Yugoslavia. The radio also declared ( Continued on Page Z) Conference Works On "Shoot First" Security Policy Military Action Against Agressor Outlined; FDR Endorses Council Plan WASHINGTON, D. C. A "Bhoot first, talk afterward" policy against any nation which uttackB another nountry in the future Is beginning to emerge today as the basis of the security pact being drafted by the American, British and Russian delegates to tho Dumbarton conference, Immediate military action by one or more of the four big allied pow ers against any country which in vades or attacks the territory of an other stale la the dominating thought In the current socurlty talks. Roosevelt SupiMirts Plan This policy had the public sup port today of President Roosevelt, who told hlB newB conference that future wars must be niped in the bud by stepping on their , necks before they have a chance to grow. The President said that if any nation vlolalos the frontiers of another country tho proposed international security council must be in u position to take Instant action. Ho emphasized that it would be too late to prevent war if the security council first had a man send out word that thore would be a meeting on tho subject tho following mouth. Follows Parley lane The President's statement was in lino with the Amorican plan now bo-lug discussed at tho security conference, along with the British and Russian plans. The American plan provides that the President of the i United Stales would, If he agreed with the decision of the security council, order American armed forc-I Continued ou page II Week's Rainfall Proves Benefit For Slale Crops INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Rainfall of last week was of much benefit to Indiana crops, tho weekly weather and crop bulletin of the Indianapolis weather bureau pointed out to day. The bulletin said: "Temperatures were near normal Tuesday and Wednesday, tout they were well below normal the remainder of the week. Rainfall was mod erate to heavy and was of much benefit to crops. Most of the rain fell Saturday night and Sunday. "The condition of corn varies from poor to good; where local showers have been heavy the crop is good. Corn borer damage is generally slight but in limited areas severe damage Is reported. Some corn is being cut for silo. Late hay Ib being harvested; the crop is short. Pastures are improving; some now are in fair condition. Fall plowing continues. Ground is being prepared tor wheat. "Tomatoes, sweet corn and peaches are being picked. The tomato crop is mostly fair hut some fields are good. Soy beans are fair to good i condition; some are being cut for hay. Gardens are poor to fair. Tobacco is mostly fair. The onion crop is smaller than last year. The potato crop is poor. There is a small crop of apples. Clover sed is being harvested." LAFAYETTE. Ind. Although rains have delayed the harvest of CoUtmett on iao 1 ! . towara ine Aruennes ana uie uei-. gian DOiaer loaay uuur crousiug nut river Aisue, while Rerlin announced evacuation of Rouen and reported an American thrust to the Cnemlu des Dames. First W ar Hal lie The vital highway and rovpt ; hills south of Laon was the scene of one the first world war e bloodiest and most decisive battles. (Continued on page Dewey, Roosevelt N Map Opening Plans ' For Fall Campaign ; PAWLING, N. Y. Gov. Thom as E. Dewey, republican preslden-I tial nominee, will deliver seven major campaign speeches, all to be ' broadcast on a nationwide radio hookup, between Sept. 7 and Sept. 2C The September itinerary, announced today at Chicago by national 1 chairman Herbert Brownell, Jr., I calls for a three-week awing through the corn belt to the Pacific coast and back by way of the southwest. 1 En route from Philadelphia, where ha will open his campaign Sept. 7, Gov. Dewey will visit the home of I his mother, Mrs. George Dewey, at Owosso, Mich. I While plans for hie nationwide i trl wer0 ucil" announced by the , national chairman, the republican nominee continued to work on bia speeches at his Quaker Hill Farm. Places from which Gov. Dewey will address the voters of the nation during Sept. are: Philadelphia, Sept. 7; Louisville, Ky., Sept. 8; Seattle, Wash., Sept. 18; Portland, Ore., Sept. 19; San Francisco, Sept. 21; Los Angeles, Sept. 22, and Oklahoma City, Sept. 2G. In addition to his seven scheduled night speeches, the republican nominee is expected to make dozens of rear platform talks. He also will 'dustrv Following his return from the cross-country lour, Gov. Dowey is expected to make a swing through New England and a trip into the middle west. He plans to spend most of the last week of the campaign In New York, New Jersey and perhapa Pennsylvania. , WASHINGTON, D. C President. Roosevelt is going to do a little politicking this fall, after all. Tlie President let this be known himself in announcing that he will make an address to a Washington meeting of the American Federation of Labor teamsters' union Sept. 23. Mr. Roosevelt said he won't do much politicking there'll Just be a faint tinge of it In his speech but as long as there is going to bo some politics, he was making tho announcement himself betoro somebody else raised a hue and cry about it. The President said it would b his first political speech of his fourth term campaign. He said he would not make a national campaign-speaking tour this year. He added that he had decided what he would aay In it. WASHINGTON, D. C. Early "extermination" of the Japanese and new sledge-hammer blows against the enemy were anions the tilings predicted by Naval officers as the Navy today marked the first anniversary of the American grand offensive in the Pacific and the 31st birthday of Naval aviation. Rear Admiral Alfred E. Montgomery, who commanded a tusk group of carriers In the Pacific, said in a speech: "Considering the unexpectedly small losses during the past year and the increasing expansion of our forces we can, I believe, look with confidence to the future and the early extermination of the Japanese." Vice-Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, disclosed that the nation now has about 100 carriers "in or Hearing action, " including 14 of the 27,000-ton Essex Class, and nine of the 1 0. 000-ton Independence Class, "We hit the enemy hard blows in the Atlantic and I lie Pacific last year, but these blows were Jig lit compared witli the blows that we are now prepared to deliver," Fitch said. (Continued on Pago 2) Indiana Offiee Ready for Vels Jobless Claims INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The re adjustment allowance program, a provided in the (i. 1. Dill of Rights to .help unemployed veterans of World War II, goes into effect in Indiana during the week of Sept. 10. Evorett L. Gardner, director of the employment security division, which will handle the job of claims taking and payment of readjustment allowances, called the plan one of the major programs to help unemployed veterans re-establish themselves In civilian life. Ho explained that the veterans administration has assigned the administration work to the employment security division because it has been operatiug the civilian unemployment compensation program protecting ap-roximately 1,20(1. uo llousier wage earners for seven years and therefore has the machinery already set up to handle the claims. Any unemployed veieran may file his claim by taking his discharge or separation papers to any one of the 24 local offices of the Indiana employment security division. Gardner said only a trickle of claims was anticipated in the early weeks of the readjustment allowance program. However, lie estimated that in the months after the war in Europe ends, the volume will increase greatly. He pointed out that at least 300.000 men and women from ludi- ana have been iudueted into service. The readjustment allowance program for veteraus will resemble the state civilian unemployment compensation program in broad outline, the director said. The eteran claiming readjustment allowances will be registered with the Vnited States j Employment Sen ice. He will report to the employment security oi lice XCouUuued ou ra j operations of the Kusso-ueriuau war. Planes, Ships Dumb Port With HusBian planes and wars",iips subjecting the port to a terrific (Continued on Page 1) President Closes WPB Fight, Sets Ki ng as Top Man WASHINGTON. D. C. Signs were clear today that presidenl Roosevelt considers WI'B's Internal row a closed chapter which will not bear repealing In faeo of the urgency for speeding reconversion plans against the X-day collapse of Ger-munv. The President wrote off the recent Wl'B explosion with a statement shoring up tho position or J. a Krua as absolute boss of the produc tion agency and lending credence to reports that Chairman Donald ih. Nelson will not return to the helm nf Wl'B after his China trip. At the Bumo time, the chief ei- ecutive emphasized the need 101 speeding up the reconversion job by instructing Budget Director Harold D. Smith to prepare a statistical blueprint for guiding the nation's return to a peacetlmo economy. In Congress, however, tho Wl'B upheaval was headlined anew by Hep. Halleck (Rl Ind., chairman of the GOP Congressional campaign committee. Halleck demanded to know "who is this man Krug ". Krug. 3G-year-old former aide to Kelson, was recalled from active service as a Lieutenant Commander In the Navy to become Acting Wl'B Chairman after Charles K. Wilson. Executive Vice Chairman, resigned and Nelson departed on a mission to China for the President. Referring to Democratic contention that Gov. Thomas K. Dewey is too inexperienced for the role of President, Halleck charged .Mr Roosevelt with ousting "two of the most efficient men who have ever had a part in our production program" and substituting "an unknown with inexperienced hands". Mr. Roosevelt gave Krug a vole of confidence, however, in response to a news conference question as to whether Krug was Acting Chairman or actually the new head of Wl'B. The President Baid the point was that Krug was running the agency adding that he thought that Krug bad shown this in the past few days. Nephew of St. Bernice Resident Is Wounded Pfc. Edgar aic.Mullen, Marion.' Ind., nephew of Mrs. A. R. Foltz. , Bt. Bernice, has heen seriously wounded in the right arm. accord-' ing to word received recently fron: the War Department. Private Mr.Mnllen is now stationed ; in a hospital in Hawaii, where he will remain for approximately two jnontbt, i North Seventh Street, when Bhe wa3 confer in many cities with republl-stricken. cun congressional candidates and She Is survived by the husband, .fenders of labor, business and in- Eleven Hundred Nazi Prisoners Are Bagged By Two American Lieutenants Pvt. James It. Ingram, who is sta - tioned somewhere in England with the U. S. Army; tho mother, Mrs. Eunice Lechner, Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Edwards, Clinton and Mrs. Hose Thompson, Uockville; two brothers, Edward Berry, Jr., Clinton and Virgil Berry, with the U. S. Navy in New Guinea and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosa, Clinton. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home where services will bo held at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery. Former Clinton Friends Meet in Italian Camp Old acquaintances were renewed in a mess hall somewhere in Italy recently when Cpl. Wayne Harrison, son oi Mr. and Airs. Haruie Harrison, ontiac, Mich., former residents of Clinton, met Robert Foltz, sun of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foltz, route two, Clinton. According to a letter received by Mrs. Harrison from her son, Foltz was eating across (lie table from Harrison when Foltz asked if they hadn't met somewhere before. After i WITH THE U. S. SEVENTH AHMY IN THE GRENOBLE SECTOR, France. Lieut. Clarence Cogging, 24-year-old rifle company commander, who in peacetime Is an ice-cream maker in Poteau, Okla., set some kind of a record for bagging prisoners last Friday when he personally escorted 94 0 Germans into the American lines northeast of Grenoble. "lt took me ten trips in trucks to get 'em all back and I didn't finish up until three o'clock this morning. " grinned Coggins, whose chance to achieve the tremendous haul came about because he himself was taken prisoner by the Germans Wednesday night. Attempt liecapture It is believed that the German regiment Coggins brought in was assigned to attempt to recapture Grenoble following its liberation by American troops and French forces jpf the interior, for Ihe night Cog- a short talk they realized that they,hjs radio address to the lea mat era' were former Clinton friends. Mrs. , dinner, but he would keep the tub-Harrison thinks that since that time jot to himself until the delivered they have spent Rome lime together, i

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