The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on September 1, 1944 · Page 1
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V THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countief Mailed In Conformity With P. dtp. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHEH Fair today, tonight and Saturday. No decided change in temperature. Price Three Cento. CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1944. Volume 32 Number 169. mem AMI ALLIES NEAR .W.GIAN BORDER i -n Total Victory Ne Battle For France as Ad 5$s Isolate i .... - ozirciiM AbbcviliTV Amoni n t-aon .wfvV. Verdun Vi" iLTielimA . ?Mett Jgermany Non-Stop Soviet Drive Speeds Past Bucharest Romanian Capital in Red Hands, Troops Dash To Join Yugoslav Army; 3rd Force At Bulgarian Line Coast; Nearing Siegfried Line ENGLAND v .-. EFTS. :- -5 i . lj - .. a " Rennss Orleon. Narttsf tr St. Ndiairrs : Poitisrt " .- I ; 7tnt LOv. Ouibsron&l VCt5 Chalons, - ' . , TSV-V'" Vilryd V Nancy PARISH j. Tl -.iV- American Forces Sweep Past Verdun On VI Bulgar Cabinet Topples, Finns Move for Peace Bagrianov Government At End in Midst of Search For Armistice; Finland Ready to Quit Axis Camp WASHINGTON. D. C. Word was received In Washington today that Oen. Drazha Mlhailovlch, Yugoslavian military leader, has ordered general mobilization of all hi sforces immediately to drive the Germans out of that country. A spokesman said this general mobilization means that the whole of Serbia, with a population of eight million people, will rise up against the Germans. German, Belgian Frontiers as Nazis Race for Homeland in Headlong Flight; British Coastal Forces Near Le Havre SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force Canadian capture of Dieppe without a major bait-tie was reported in a front-line dispatch tonight aa Allied troops drove out of captured Verdun toward Metz and tlnj Siegfried Line. , With American forces only a handful of miles from both the German and Belgian frontiers, isolation of "thfc J 't Limoges J" .: i FRANCE ! m spain Vu-w m "n : entire robot bomb coast or nortnern France became a matter of hours. Official headquarters information ' had placed the Canadians three miles from Dieppe, but a Reuter dispatch from the battle area said that German defenses of the channel coast port, scene of the courageous German Home Front Cracking; Reign of Terror Covers Reich STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Facing WITH ALLIED FORCES driving across France to within a few miles of the Belgian border, German commentators are beginning to admit to their people that the country is virtually lost. Light area on above map shows French territory now in Allied control. (International) i ha wiio-'hut me name- Strike Ballots Continue Despite Seizure of Ten Pennsylvania Mines Long-Range Robots Lash at England; Airmen Hit Reich New Artillery Attack On Coast; Vast Allied Air Armada Strikes at Nazis LONDON,. England. Hundreds of high explosive shells burst In British towns along the southeastern coast of England today when enemy batteries opened a prolonged fire from what German propagan dists described as new "long-range artillery" guns. There was no immediate Indica Hon that the barrage, despite dam age to several towns, constituted the threatened V-2 and Nazi spokes men made no claims in this connection. Fire at Invasion Forres The Nazi DNB agency, after alleging that the fire was directed a- galnst "part of the British Invasion forces" and "military centers In southern England." asserted that "this Is the first demonstration in history of long-range artillery." "How strong this artillery has become and that this strength is capable of being further Increased is now shown," the enemy dispatch, ad ded. LONDON, England. Hundreds of Allied planes, one of the biggest armadas ever seen, thundered out over the Straits of Dover today in crystal clear weather, presumably headed for the Nazi -robot area of northern France and targets in the toppling Reich Itself. Dueeeeldorf I'nder Fire Heavy forces of Allied planes launched shattering new attacks on Hitler's shrinking "Fortress Euro-pa." The daylight operations came on the heels of a. Mosquito plane night raid on Duesseldorf, during which two-ton blockbusters were dropped on Industrial installations. Large fires were started in the ci- (Coutmuea on page S) Half Century Club Plans Gala Labor Day Celebration Floyd Henner. Superintendent of the Indiana Slate Farms, Putnam- vllle, will give the address at the One Half Century Club Labor Day celebration. Monday. Sept. i. at 2 p. m. at Lake McDonald, it was announced today. The program for the day also in cludes Coon dog field trials at 11:30 a. m., horse pulling contest, 2:30 p. m.. Elks Chanters concert, 8 p. m.. fishing, boating and refreshments served all day and evening. Prizes for each class in the horse pulling contest will be, $25, first, (15. second, $10. third and i. fourth. Prizes will also be given in the dog field trials. T,xn5f Belle Auxerre - 'Beiancod v v . V - f Lyon f ? J Briancon Hi J MontelinKH n r. auianan nttro Nime CannetoS Truman Launches Demo Campaign In Acceptance Speech Blasts At "Inexperience" Of GOP; Praises F.D.K. Plans for War and Peace . . LAMAR, Mo., The keynote the democratic presidential campaign may follow became apparent today after Sen. Harry S. Truman's acceptance of his party's vice presidential nomination. The Missouri senator warned the nation against selecting as president "a man who lacks experience" or (Continued on Page 4) September Supplies Of Passenger Tires Scarce in County Grade I passenger car tires will I.a al-an mom IM'firCe In September, it appears. The national quota of i OKI, nuit miHur thei inese nrtH is ouu,v. quota for August It is reported by the Indiana district office OI'A. Manpower still remains the big problem. Due to the great demand for heavy tires, for both army and civilian uses, workers are being transferred from the manufacture of passenger tires to the manufacture of truck tires. The Indiana district office reports that more re-rapping Is being done now. With the scarcity of Grade I tires, dealers are recommending that the motorist have his tires re-capped when it Is at all possible to do so rathr than try to get new tires. The scarcity of Grade I tires will be reflected in Vermillion county, wit Is said by Mr. Briggs. chairman of Vermillion County War Price and Rationing Board. The quota for Vermillion county for September Mr. Ilrlggs said Is 124. This is II less than the quota for August. Mf. Briggs said 133 applications remain left over from August to be taken care of this month. Powerful Explosive It was learned in Washington that four explosions of similar intensity have taken place in German-occupied territory recently. One occurred in France some distance back of the channel coast. Two others were reported in the Baltic, where the Germans have their main flying bomb and rocket shell experimental ata-tions. The fourth occurred in southeastern Europe. LevrlH Square Mile In some Instances, the mysterious explosion Is reported to have levelled almost everything within a square mile of territory. Factories blocks away from the center of the explosion are reported to have been completely destroped. In each case, the explosion Is believed to have been caused acciden tally by the inability of the Germans to control the new mechani cal monster. Officials who have been studying (Continued oa page 7 4 .MO S V Turin Ad WASHINGTON, D. C. Mine supervisory employes continued with strike ballots today despite government seizure of ten western Pennsylvania coal pits in an effort to check the spreading walkouts which threaten war vital steel production. In West Virginia, foremen and supervisors at six mines were scheduled to vote on whether to strike In support of demands for union recognition and collective bargaining rights. Ten more mines will vote tomorrow and another forthy next weli. . - - " Sixteen Mine Closed Sixteen mines In Pennsylvania already are closed, although President Roosevelt directed seir.ure only of ien owned by Ford Colliers. Curlls-ville. Pa., and the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company, Indiana, I'a., where the strikes began two weeks ago. An estimated 13.001 miners now are Idle with a resultant loss of 70.000 tons of coal daily. Mines In Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky are Involved In the forlh--oining strike ballots and others joon may be scheduled In Aalaba-na. In Pittsburgh, John McAlpine, president of the supervisory employ's unit of district DO, an adjunct of John L. Lewis' big United Mine Workers Union, declined comment on the government action until be had received "official notice." McAlpine refused to indicate whether the strikers would return (Continued on page 4) Dependency Checks Total 10,000,000 in 2 Years NEWARK. N. J. In a day or two, a soldier's wife In San Francisco will receive a check for $120 the 10.000.000 such payment made by the office of dependency benefits at Newark in the past two years. . The first check was mailed two years ago today to the wife of a Brooklyn soldier, the office said. Total disbursements during the two year period, according to an announcement, amounted to 5,525,-9!1.393. The checks are sent In payment jf the family allowance provided by he government. MOSCOW, Russia. Red army legions rolled through Ihe Roman-Ian capital or Bucharest today, reaching the Bulgarian border to the south and hasteinng the lota) collapse of Adolf Hitler's crumbling Balkan empire. Oen. Rodion Y. Malinovsky's second Ukrainian army raced 32 miles south of the blazing Ploestl oilfields to enter Bucharest, where It scarce-ly paused before continuing its spec tacular dash toward the Danube river and a possible Junction with Marshal Tito's Yugoslav armies of liberation. Final Warsaw Drive Hundreds of miles to the north. Marshal Konstanlin K. Rokossov-eky's first white Russian army crashed into the northern suburbs of the Polish capital of Warsaw in what may be the beginning of the final drive to free that desolate city from the Nazis. Known as the "Paris of the Balkans," Bucharest was the first foreign capital to fall to the armed might of the Soviet Union. It fell to the Russians after a whirlwind 12-day campaign which swept through the fabulously rich Ploestl oil region, source of an estimated one-third of Germany's oil supply. 25,000 Nazis Prisoner (Romanian reports said that 25,-000 Germans have been taken prisoner in "mopping up" operations on Romanian soil.) ("Order rules the city," the broadcast said. "The assage of Soviet machines took place without Interruption.") it Soviet.' eotnmuilo.u dlaclosed that while Malinovsky's forces euler-(Contlnued on page 3) Early End Urged To Food Rationing; New Values Listed WASHINGTON. 0. C. Rep. Jenkins (R) Ohio, COP congressional food study committee chairman, today called for prompt relaxation of food rationing controls following the collapse of Germany. "Only such controls should be maintained as will assure the proper and equitable distribution of food stuffs to all of our citizens," Jenkins asserted. Jenkins' remarks were made as the OPA removed six items prune Juice, all varlties and colors of dried beans and apple, grape and peach butter from the ration list, effective Sunday. The Ohio Republican, whose committee for many months has been Investigating the nation's food picture,, explained that the need for rationing U determined on the relationship of production and distribution tp consumption. "In view of that," he said, "and considering reports of huge United Nations food holdings, a complete collapse of the German military forces should pave the way for fewei if any ration controls on food in the United States." He added, however, that should the war In Europe take an unexpect ed turn for the worse "and if it becomes necessary for the United Na tlons to continue feeding larg groups of the population, it may lx necessary to retain rationing here." . Criticising "confusion" and "con tradictory edicts of bureaucratic a gencies." Jenkins maintained tha' these "evils'" of the food program must be eliminated at the eariies possible moment without auy regsn to the defeat of Germany. In addition to making prum Juice, dry beans and the fruit but tern ration free. OI'A also cut th point value of canned mixed veget ables from ten to five points and re dueed seven to M-ounce sixes of to mato pulp and puree by one to tw points. Point Increases on the Septembei chart were pineapple Juice. 18-ounce ize. from 15 to 25 points; vacuum-packed whole kernel corn. 12 ounce, five instead of three points: tomato Juice, seven ounce ean. two Instead of one point; seven to 10 ounce sire, three instead of one point: ten to 14 ounce size, four Instead of one point. Labor Day Holiday Monday The Daily Cllntonian. post office. Citizen's State Bank and all business firms will be closed all day Labor Day. officials annonirred today. An Issue of the Cltnnla IU be published on Saturday, Sept. . LONDON, England. Bulgaria, frantically searching for a way out of the war, showed a new Indication of Internal unrest today when the three-months-old cabinet of Ivan Bagrianov resigned. The Nazi DNB agency told of the government's downfall, coupling it with an assertion that Bagrianov and his aides will serve until a new cabinet can be formed. No Armistice Discussion (OWf recorded a BBC broadcast that said there can be no discussion of armistice terms between Bulgarian and Allied diplomats. The former simply will be given the Allied demands, amounting to unconditional surrender, and allowed time to study them, but negotiations will not be in order, the announcer said.) . It was Bagrianov who recently announced his government's Intention to strive to find a path to peace. ArmlKtice Is Imminent A Cairo dispatch to Renter's pre-AiftoA that the armistice with Bul garia probably will be signed in that (Continued on page si Years War Yet In Pacific, See Homeland Bombed Long Battle With Japs In View: Harmon) 1,000 Plane Raids Over Japan PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Continued exercise of American air nurinritv in Pacific ocean areas was foreshadowed today in an announcement from Pacific fleet headquarters disclosing another round of practically unopposed smashes against Ja panese island baBes rrom tne iar northern Kuriles to the central Pa cific. Despite demonstrated American aerial supremacy, a warning was voiced by the top-ranking army airman in the Pacific that more than a year of fighting lies ahead against the Japanese since enemy air forces (Continued on page f ) Two Games to Highlight Fifth Push Reunion At Clinton Park Sunday Hiirhlieht nf the fifth annual Push reunion to be held Sunday, Sept. 3 at Sportland Park will be a ball game between the Push team and the Terre Haute Old Timers. Called for 3 p. ni. the game will send about 40 old-timers to the field to try to repeat their past record of victories. However, the Terre Haut-eans say this year, since they have been playing regularly all season, is their year. At 1 p. m. Ihe Clinton Coppers, the Junlur team, will meet the undefeated Hloomlngdale nine for a curtain-raiser. Pnr the Push game. Mayor Clar ence Wright will toss out the first ball, opening the match war Bona i.nvori will eet a treat when the famous Mordecal (Three-Finger) Brown, former big leagues piicner. now of Terre Haute, will pilch a few fast oues to them. Toby Roberta, old time Clinton player, will award prizes to the outstanding players on the young teams. The days' festivities will wind up with a party at the Clinton Swini-ing Pool starting at 7:3 p. so. The Clinton team will have such Hars as infietders Pugh. Davis. Gil-foy. Bell. Dugger. Marion, Callahan. Dowel. C. Dunzer, L. Dunxer, J. Gio-vini. Lane. Hargrove, Semanclck. Lester and Gisolo: outfielders are Mott, Ingram, Taylor, Raybold. Foster Stewart. Provence, Setree. Du-berneck, Mackle. James. Waugh. Oliver. Andy Kutch. Witzel and Dunlap. Catchers. Toby Roberts. Marietta, Shew and Fenogllo. Pitchers are L. Giovanioi, Peck. Wilson, W. Dubemeck, Lewis and Farley. costly commando raid of Aug-,'; ,ij h i.f - ;mTne.nd Sad beTnt " . . .... taken without a fight. WITH THE AMERICAN THIRD. .; ARMY IX FRANCE. America i troops today captured St. Minlel, ' must famous of all United Stater battlegrounds In the first World War. AMERICAN FIRST ARMX UKAIHfl'ARTERS. Advance American elements have reached; Sedan, liistorlc battleground went of the Luxembourg frontier wher the French armies collapsed la JM40, army spokesmen disclosed' tonight. ' . .- NEW YORK, N. Y. Amerl-'. ran troops now are within five miles of tlia Bete! rarder, Ankara radio said today In, m," broadcast heard by NBO monitors. , German broadcasts placed - forces of the United . Stales First Armjr "well beyond" the fortress city el Sedan, which itself lies only seven miles from the Belgian border. . In the area east of captured dun, Berlin said, troops of Lieut.', (Continued on page I) Americans Batter Way Toward Key j French City Lyon ROME, Italy. American troop were 50 miles south of the Important French city of Lyon today and iiotly pursuing retreating remnant if the badly mauled German 19tb,,. trmy. , J.' Meanwhile French forces, pushing oward the Spanish border, have aB--anced northwest across the Rhone .alley beyond Ales, some 26 mllps lue west of Bagnois, capture of vbich was announced yesterday ny ' n. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson.; Mopping up operations by the Allies continues at Point St. Esprit, 3our St. Andreol, Vallon and Var-;ac, in the region south and south-' est of Montelimar. 4 Gen. Otto Rlchter, captured con-k tnander of the 198th Nazi lnfantr Division, declared today that tne ' lerman 19th Army Is "undertaking! to extricate itself from southeast; Prance by any means possible.". , , He predicted that the German.' would bring out "another secret wea-; ion at the westwall defense line."": ' Artillery personnel operating In' he Mines area below Ales revealed t hat German prisoners told them t they had received order to return o the Reich by their own reaource. ' Skirmishes are continuing along-he Italo French Alpine front, where mils of the American Seventh Army :iave progressed close to th Bwls border. ir A naval announcement disclosed hat a group of 90 American Marine occupied the Ratonneau and Pone-iues Island off Marseille following the surrender of German garrison to an American cruiser captain. Car Stolen From Carey ' Residence Thursday Night ? ' State and local police today were searching for a 1939 Ford coup stolen late last night from In front if the residence of George L. CareytT 106 Walnut Street. Clinton. The ear was a black. Model SO. V-8 with toe, rear end slightly damaged from a recent accident. It is doubtful If the ear could have been driven far unless the thieves were able to secure additional gasoline, police said, for It contained only a small quantity when stolen. It bad been parked In fronf of the residence shortly befor midnight and waa missing this morning. - inevtilable defeat fronts, the Nazi Gestapo ant I stortj , trnnn nrcanizations have launched a reign of terror inside Germany in a, desperate effort to stamp out rising opposition to Adolf Hitler's leader-1 ship, unimpeachable Information In Stockholm disclosed today. I One reliable Swedish industrialist ' who has just returned to this country after long contact with munitions firms in Germany, revealed that in Berlin and other cities of' Germany "huge crowds" of dissidents are being hanged or shot dally. Thousands Arrested Arrests are being carried out bj the thousands. This source reported that man Germans, forced to spend all theii time off from work, in waiting; In line to see authorities "and obtain rations, have made the error of losing their patience and expressing their thoughts. In hundreds, thest persons have been arreBted and removed with any notice to their families, he declared. Grudge Attainst tiestaK Hardly any known member of the opposition groups has escaped death. As a result, workmen in factories have found their nerves rubbed raw from suspense but all Joined In harboring a grudge against hte Gestapo, to be settled on some fine day in the future. The people know, he continued, that the military situation is critical, although the Nazi hlearchy has supplied them with more information concerning the eastern front man with the debacle in France. (Continued on page 81 James B. Van Horn Rites To Be Sunday Afternoon Funeral services for James Bur-ris Vanllorn. 57, Greencastle, lnd. former resident of Clinton, will b held at the Frist Funeral Home at 4:30 p. m. Sunday. Rev Cecil Fell ers, Greencastle, will officiate am' burial will be in Walnut Grove Le metery. Mr. Vanllorn died at the home ol his son in Chicago. III., Tuesdas night following a brief illness. rush of the Third Army. A roupb of their hS knocked out three ol our tanks, but they were knocked bark quickly and withdrew arros ihe Meuse river after blowing u some bridges. They shelled Ihe eastern edge ol Verdun intermittently up to C p. m Artillery lilts Kat Hills We laid down artillery fire in (he eastern hills in mid-arternoon while the populace of Verdun celebrated the liberation of the city, which came as a tremendous surprise. The city which the crown prince of Germany tried for four years to conquer and around which he sacrificed a million German lives was captured by Lieut. Col. Edward Mc-Connell of Paxton. N. C. whom the mayor of Verdun decorated at the -ity hall. The first G. I-'s inside ythe cit were Sgt. Alfred Schultz of Loyal. Wis., and Corp. Dan Matty of Mo- nongahela. Pa. They found the citi zens already waiting eagerly to greet them. The citizens swamped my Jeep and paid no attention to the shells falling on the other aide of the city. They said that the bulk of the German army had withdrawn the previous night. Continued oa page S) Yanks Streak Through Argonne, Seize Verdun Fortress in 24 Hours Germans Work At Top Speed to Control VERDUN. France. (Delayed) In a master-stroke rarely equalled In military history, Lieut. Gen George S. Patton Jr.'s Third U. 8. Army seized Ihe historic fortress city of Verdun today, achieving in 24 hours what the Kaisers armies failed to do in four years. The fall of Verdun where Mar-. shal Henri Philippe Petain uttered J his Immortal phrase. "They shall not pass!" In World War 1 places the rampaging Yanks only 25 miles from Belgium, 35 miles from the Duchy of Luxembourg and 50 miles from Germany Itself. At the same time It opened a breach in the Ma-ginot Line and paved the way for an American march toward the Siegfried Line, where the Germans may finally stand and fight. Cut Through Armored Line Starting from a point east of Reims at 4 p. m. Thursday. Pat-ton's armored columns, followed by motorized Infantry, cut a S5-mile swath straight through the Hinden- burg Line and the Argonne Forest to enter Verdun at 11 a. m. today. Two hours later they held the entire city, including Its dismantled major forts and the adjacent heights. The Germans seemed completely unable to cope with the whirlwind Newly Found Super - WASHINGTON. D. C. Highly responsible officials of the American lovernment seriously believe today bat Germany may have discovered i new explosive capable of greater lestructive power than anything he world has ever before seen. However, the Germans are believed unable so far to control this de structive demon. Reports have reached the American government that five myaterl-ious explosions of an unprecedented-ly terrific nature have occurred recently In German-occupied territory in Europe. The latest was the one which occurred on the French side of the English cannel shortly before midnight three nights ago. London news dispatches said this explosion was the greatest felt In England since the war. It shook a considerable part of the southwestern coast of England, rocking bouses and shattering windows.

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