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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN mi im A i n I AM Countiei Mailed In 6onf armity With P. O. D. Order No. 19681 THE WEATHEK Tartly cloudy today, tonight and Wednesday. Continued cool. The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Price Three Cents. CIJNTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1944. Volume 32 Number 170. o)MA m UJ am mm mm Americans Parade Through Paris Secrecy Cloaks Patton's S; ive To Reich; Report Allied Guning Nazis; Troops Push On Into Belgiurfi and Holland Allied Columns Pound on Rotterdam r t Ci .Krnnor lialfoc Allip; of Surrender Shakes Allies Third US Army r l 1 .P Rumor Reds, Bulgaria At War, Soviet Lines at Border Moscow Declares War On Bulgars as Legions Are Posted at Frontier; New Lunge Made at Warsaw LONDON, England. Soviet RwwiU tonight declared war on Bulgaria, tlie Moscow radio report-ed in a broadcast heard by Itcul-er'w. The Soviet declaration was contained in a note, officially breaking relations witu tlie country, and ' banded to ttm Bulgarian minister in Moscow, the announced said. Rwatian armies have been poised along (lie Bulgarian frontier tor several days and many unofficial reports all of tlicin denied have iirea received in london that the Red army lias crossed the boundary into Butgar territory. Bulgaria, at war with Britain and tlie United States, hilerto lias been at peace with tlie Soviet The population of Rotterdam, perhaps more cruelly and callously treated by the Nazis thau any people save the unfortunate Poles of War- 1 ' .. A IHuH Armv nt Liberation. HOW - . - 1 ' Jzziz. '- 41 I y . . , v; -',.' -'-' r? t' - ' - s r . . ;. ' i saw, today eagerly awaneu aiiii ----- - - reported pounding toward the great rortn n.a pun i.o, . miles away. b)achout threw a maue of te,recy over major developments on the battlefronts that are inching ever closer to the inner fortl- I Crouds jinn the sidewalks of the Champs Kljsees to cheer the massed infantry units of the American Army marching in review toward the Arc De Trioiilihe, in rrlebralion of the liberation of Paris from the Nazis. V. &. Signal Corps radiopholo. UMWA Files 41 More Strike Notices New Mines Co Under Federal Rule Dewey Opens National Campaign; Will Speak With 24 GOP Governors PAWLING, N. Y. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey leaves the seclusion of his Quaker Hill Farm today on one of tho most intensive Republican campaigns for the White House in modern political history. In pointed contrast to President Roosevelt's Indicated plan to driving few political talks, the Republi fiiinn nt Nazi Germany. ;iuis necessary censorship gave rise to the circulation of many sensational and uninformed reports, the most spectacular of which was a broadcast rumor from Brussels that Germany has capitulate1. Surrender Very Near Officially denied by Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expe-and later with drawn by the Brussels radio itself as erroneous, the report oevertneiess aa a wild flurrv of excitement in London and the progress of mil itary developments easily enuauceu the possibility that at any day perhaps any hour Adolf Hitler and his henchmen may throw in the sponge. The report purporting to have been heard over the Brussels radio that foreign radios announced the capitulation of Germany are untrue." a spokesman for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said. "No Truth" "That Is what we are fighting for, but so far as we know there Is no truth to the rumor." in this same category, perhaps, were unsubstantiated reports that American troops swept into Luxembourg and across the frontier of Germany and Belgium, Holland or France. It seemed well-established that the Nazi town of Aachen was under the fire of Allied artillery, but Gen. Eisenhower has yet to announce a major breach luto Hitler's home soil. Penetrate (leriiutny The report of a penetration into Germany at a point near the frontier of Luxembourg came from the Paris radio, but went unconfirmed at Supreme Headquarters. While there was every possibility that the American Third Army of Lieut. Gen. George S. Pallon, Jr., was spearing through German defenses at lightning speed and round-(Conilnuen on page 6) Pvt. Leon Romano Tank Corpsman, Wounded in Action Pvt. Leon A. Itomano, 27, husband of Mrs. Kay Romano, 124 South Fourth Street and son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony llomano. New Orleans. La., was seriously wounded In France, Aug. 17, with the Tank Destroyer Division, according to a telegram received by his wife, Monday. Sept. 4. The telegram stated that she would be advised as reports of his condition are received. Private Romano is a graduate of grade school and high school in New Orleans. Before entering the United States Army in 939 he was manager of the Iuesana Grocery in New Orleans. He received his basic training In Camp Shelby, Miss; Camp Hood, (Continued on Page 1) Canadian Lines Near Dunkirk In Coast Drive Canadian, Polish Columns Bottle Rocket Coast In Sweeping Advance, New Drive Nears Boulogne WITH CANbADIANS DRIVING itp FRENCH COAST. France. The I greatest revenge of the war is Just ahead the capture or uunserque. Polish armored units are today nearinir Salt Omer only 15 miles from Dunkerque. It would be the supreme irony If it should be the Poles, for whom Britain went to war, who avenge the score of Dunkerque. Diepe is Avenged Dieppe and Saint Velery have been revenged by the Canadians and the Scots. They fell without a shot. But there may be more drama In the fall of Dunkerque. A considerable German force Is pinned against the channel coast from Antwerp to Boulogne and as British, Canadian and Polish troops converge this force may be driven back on Dunkerque. It is almost too lard to contemplate the Germans fighting on the beaches as the British did four years ago. Tills Time No Boats This time there will- be no boats. It is still early for niiudh speculation on this theme, but such are the thoughts In the mind of every Allied soldier pressing against the Germans pinned on the channel seaboard. In the meantime, Boulogne is expected to fall at any moment. Canadians and Poles pushing a-long the coast have crossed the Can-(Continued on page 6) Golden Wedding Bells For W.H. Johnsons, Well-Known Residents Golden wedding bells rang today for Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Johnson, 404 South Seventh street, who are observing the 50th anniversary of their marriage. The Johnsons, prominent local residents, were married at the home of Mrs. Johnsons' parents Mr. and Mrs. Caius M. Stone, three miles north of Lyford. on Sept. 5, 1894. Judge Vorhese Newton and Miss Eva Johnson, now Mrs. Newton. Btood up with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson at the wedding at which 100 guests attended. Mr. Newton is the Judge of the circuit court of Vigo County and was married to Miss Johnson three years after the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Johnson. After making their home in Terre Haute, for many years, they have resided in Clinton for the past seven years. Mr. Johnson who now is owner or the Clinton Ice Company started In l.naiouaa aa Rll liprlllf Clldent St the Terre Haute distillery In 1907 and , f . i .... MH ... i llohprl F Kelshelmer. son of Mr. and Mrs. Pleas Kelsheimer of South Sixth Street, has been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in tne V. S. Army engineer corps. Lieut. Kelsheimer, who Is stationed In India, has been in service since Nov. 11, 1942 and overseas for approximately ten months. On a 15-day leave recently Lieut. Kelsheimer made a trip into the Mar-ramee Mountains where he visited at a mission school. He also saw the Taj Mahal. He has high praise for the work the Red Cross Is doing In India in providing clubs, shows and entertainment for the servicemen. Another Kelsheimer sou. Pfc. Pleasant Kelsheimer. Jr. is awaiting overseas duty at an east coast port U.S.A. Corporal Raymon Snodgrass, hue hand of Mrs. Dorothy King Snod grass has been in service two years and was recently stationed at Camp Chafee, Ark. . NEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column. Believed Cross German Border Other Troops Fan Out In Belgium, Holland, North France in Savage Blows At Weakening Nazi Lines SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton's hard-hitting Third Army struck eastward toward the defenses of Germany's inner fortress today while to the west other Allied legions fanned out over Bel-glum, the Netherlands and northern France. Patton's headquarters cloaked in a veil of silence their rapidly-progressing moves, and Gen. Dwight P. Eisenhower's official spokesman said merely that his "general advance continues eastward from Verdun." But in a delayed dispatch, filed yesterday. International News Service staff correspondent Pierre J. Huss reported that the Third Anhy seized half of the burning town of Pout a Mousson on the Moselle river west of the line connecting Mt and Nancy and establishing a toe-bold on the left bank of the first large stream flowing into Germany itself. Simultaneously, the liberation of (he lowlands continued unchecked as the disorganized Nazis fled at tap speed toward the Reich. Port and industrial facilities In Antwerp, Belgium's largest harbor city, were left unscathed by the retreating German and Elsenhower's spokesmen an nounced the installations were seis. . ed "in good condition." (Continued on page 3) Postwar Highway : Grants for State Near Senate, Vote Pnaaihniiv that Indiana will re ceive an annual road grant of ap proximately 16,UUU,UUU over, a hree-year period was seen today aa inal adoption of a postwar road illl was slated for early action in he Senate. Sponsors of the bill are seeking mmedlate actioa In order that 45 .,-., t oiriahitiireR mav take necesa-' ary supplemental action, Samuel C, Haddon, chairman of the State High- wav Commission, said. The bill has been reported out of the Senate roads committee and a similar bill Is penaing in uie nuuw of Representatives. The American ABsoeiauon or ouna Highway Officials, wnicn is Uy Mr. Hadden. sponsored both bills and has been actively pushing them. Under the Senate bill, Indiana u Farioral eTnendl- WOU1U ui,i"r.. ... . --r ----- tnrea on a 40-60 basis, Mr. Hadden said. , Under the program, 3S.66 per cent of the total expenditure would. be used on tne d.ouu iuue u, ,ary Federal aid highways in Indl- nl,l urhlla ftft 77 aria, Mr- a"u ai., )er cent would be used for urban 1..,.., an omial amount for Illgliwujo aim - i . farin-to-niarket roadB. ti.., i. ni hufnre i lie House provide for an annual expenditure of $500,-000 000. of which Indiana's shara. would amount to 12,416,600. Mr. Hadden said. Ked Cross Agency Sets Dales for Work Institutes INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Elliott S. Moses. Regional Red Cross Director for Indiana, has announced two workers' institutes. Including all Red Cross chapters in the state, to be held for the purpose of discussing continued wartime Red Cross services and preliminary post-war plans. Seventy-five of the state's 102 Red Cross chapters In the southern half of the state will meet Sept. 11 to 1 at Indianapolis with the lnaianapous chapter serving as official host. The remaining 27 chapters will hold a similar institute at South Bend. Sept. 18 to 22. The St. Joseph County Chapter will be host. Moses explained that the participating chapter officials and volun will Join In turtner vicemen community the loeal and national Red Cross or- . . ganiiations. Honored at Mass Kiineriil mass for Pfc. Domenic "Dee" ;iacherio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton ;iailierio. Centenary, were held at 8 a. nl. tilts iiiorninx at the Sacred Heart-Church. I'fc. ;inclierio, was killed ill action in France, Aug. , according to a telegram received from the War Department, Monday, Aug. It. Before entering the I'nited States Army infantry on March BO, 1042, he attended Centenary tirade School and was employed as a truck driver at the Kiver Ordnance Works. He had been overseas since October and in France since July. Yanks Rip 12 Jap Ships in Attack Near Philippines M' Arthur Men Blast At Mindanao; Three-Day Raids Hit Bonin Islands GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, Southwest Pacific. Twelve Japan- ese ships were sunk or damaged off Mindanao in a .big allied attack on Sunday. Gen. Douglas MaeArthur an- nounced today. A lone V. S. Catalina plane ac- counted for six vessels, sinking three for certain and probably three more out of an eight-ship convoy in Davao gulf in the Southern Philip-1 pines. it o hoaw hnmhers in an accom-' panying action dropped a record 140 tons of exploaiAes off Dutch Celebes, sinking three enemy vessels. In the record bombing or Celebes, the big Island west of Ilalmahera, r . . , .1... 15 parkea planes were ueHnuyeu, me communique said. Warehouses were . . ol...t, aenlOllslleu UIIU one iicikiiici oui.n u. S. PACIFIC FLEET HDQ., (Continued on Page 2) Indiana Population Smaller, Vermillion County Is Hard Hit INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Indiana has undergone widespread imputation shins during the four years, ac cording to the Office of Price Ad ministration. Indiana District Office. The statistics are based on registration of Individuals for War Ration Book 4. Marion county made the greatest population gain. Willi an Increase of 42,;9 Indicated over the 1940 census figure of 4ii".92ti. The ralioo books were issued from October, 194 3 to June. 1944. Vanderburgh county was next, with a net gain of 23.017. resulting in a population of l.",3.SO0 according to OPA. St. Joseph county comes bird with a net gain of 15.390. to ( O A Jo n mmmmmmk - affiiWajf fat litfi f MMnTTfTTaTTT ! ' I I MOSCOW, Russia. The Russian , drive to free Warsaw was in full swine again today along the northern approaches to the Polish capital. Smashing powerful German fortifications, the Reds arrived at the Na-rew river, last enemy defense line guarding the city. Other Soviet forces to the south, rolling across Romania, seized the Important rail and highway center of Brasov in the Transylvania Alps after a 47-mlle march, scooping up Campfna and Sinala on the way. Near Yugoslav Frontier Meantime, the westward plunge of the Reds from Bucharest toward Pitestl was marked by the capture of Valea Mare, 122 miles from the Yugoslav frontier, and advanced Soviet units were reported only 60 miles from the frontier and a Junction with the army of Marshal Ti- Romanlan troops participated (Continued on Pare II in Thirteen Hoosiers Lose Lives In Holiday Accidents Indiana's Labor Day week-end death toll was increased to thirteen as reports of accidents over the stale were received today. Traffic accidents and drownings shared the Bpotlight In the Hoosier tragedies. Donald Robert Sizelove, 16, son of Mrs. Mark Home and Donald Sizelove of Jonesboro, was struck and killed by a passenger train yesterday. The youth was struck hv the train as he lay asleep on the tracks between Upland and Gas City near Marlon. A companion, Robert Mc-Vay. said they were walking home and had stopped to rest. McVay said he awakened in time to leap to safety, r I Vtetlmes of a traln-auto collision near St. Joe In DeKalb county were Mrs. Lina Dorsey. 72. and her brother. C,. M. Conine, both of Grabill in Allep icounty. Pressman . Dies In Lake Arthur. . Doerr, 26, a newspaper pressman, was drowned in Long lake, north of Valparaiso, when a boat in which he and two companions were riding was capsized. He could not swim. The body of Earl Bailey. 13. son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bailey, was recovered from the Ohio river at Mt. Vernon. He slipped from a log Into the river and was drowned, companions said. Funeral services will be held to day for Mrs. Mary v. r.nKi-, -. was Injured fatally In a fall at her Bloomingport home in Randolph county. j.l James Martin. 9. was injured fatally when he fell from a truck near Attica. Billy Joe Slory, 21, of Logansport. died when his automobile overturned on Indiana 24 near BurncUsMlle. Two other drownings were Included in the thirteen fatal accidents. One youth was killed as he slept on a train track; while another met death In a fall from a moving truck, j An Indianapolis man was killed . when his car hit a safety zone and the remaining four victims killed In collisions. Miners Fight Four-Day Fire in Pit Near Here cnot miners at the Black Betty 41 Vine south of Clinton, nave nopea fo have a fire in a room in the mine to nave a iiio - ,H extinguished toaay, h . II U 1 J - The fire started late Friday night when miners were blasting the coal. The fire was kept under control by using fire extinguishers that were in ie mina. "1 "" ' i I I , WASHINGTON, D. C. The National Labor Relations Board announced today that the United Mine Workers' Supervisory Union has filed strike notices in 41 more mines, bring to more than 100 the number of coal mines threatened by walkouts and federal seizure. The strike notices were filed un-j.r Hie Kmilh-Connally Act and cov er 13 additional coal pits In Penn sylvania, three In Alabama ana ia in West Virginia. A vote will be held around Oct. 3 to decide whether foremen want to strike In support of demands for union recognition. Federal Operation is Key Indefinite federal operation of the key mines, vital to wartime Bteel production, appeared to be the only .Aiiiiinn in the labor dispute. The NLRB had held that It cannot force employers to bargain to bargain with supervisory workers, and the coal operators refuse to do so voluntarily . . , Mines of four coal companies In West Virginia and three in Penn-oii-nnin nrp next In line for govern ment seizure. The War Labor Hoard i took jurisdiction of tlie cases ana sent back-to-work orders last night which were evpected to be Ignored. Fourteen Shut Down Fourteen other mines in Pennsylvania and West Virginia were shut down today by supervisory employes' strikes, making a total of nineteen idle, employing 9.nno persons. These fourteen newly-idle mines face prompt seizure, along with the other (Continued on page R) Clinton Sergeant is Mail Clerk in Top P-51 Fighter Squadron 15TH AAF IN ITALY. Eugene v.. naker. son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Baker of 145 North 4th St.. Clin-I ton. Ind., has been promoted to the (rank of sergeant. Sgt. Baker, as mail clerk. Is an 'all important member of the top .scoring P-51 Mustang fighter group of the Mediterranean theater, now commanded by Lt. Col. Yancey 8. Tarrant of Brownsville. Texas. A graduate of tlie oakianii in. Ind., High School In 1938. Sgt. Baker studied for a little over two years at the Indiana Slate Teacher's College at Terre Haute, leaving to enter the AAF In February. 1942. After training at the AAF clerical school at Fort Logan, Colo., he became a member of the first AAF fighter group to land In England since the first World War and watched the pilots take off in the British Spitfires, which the group flew until iliev ioined the 15th Air Force In Italy, to participate In the Dieppe raid of August .19. 194Z. it was on iliia raid that the first enemy plane to be shot down by an AAF fighter group in the European tneater was frollteri in the eroup. The mail for which Sgt. Baker is responsible kept up tne morale oi ..,.!, ihrn,itfhniif Iho Vnrth Af- !,i- nmnnifrn. where the croup " .. . , was first in action in Algeria and n i,llv Rerentlv. the group s P-al s. ; ' . firB, , EO n ,n nnor.ntinnal status In the Mediter ranean theater, protected the glider mwine and Daratroop carrying irans port planes which spearheaded the invasion of Southern f ranee. can presidential nominee reveaieu that he will wage a continuous two-month speech-making campaign, am nine Sept. 7. Joint OP Broadcasts env Dewev. on the eve of a coast to coast tour, during which he will deliver seven major speeches In such widely separated places as Philadelphia and San Francisco, announced that he will participate later in joint radio broadcasts with 24 other Republican governors. Dewey plans to leave tils farm here late today for New York City, if he has finished writing his joint hrna,lcni bv that time. He will spend an entire day in New York, ! talking with Republican leaders and others, before departing Thursday! nwirnimr fnr Philadelphia where, on Thursday night, he will deliver his Initial campaign speech. It will be (Continued on page 61 Commerce Club Completes Plans For Clinton V-Day V-day plans for Clinton are near completion, members of the mer chants' committee of the Clinton Commercial club said today as they outlined events schedulea tor tne day when Germany surrenders. f the news of the surrender rnme durine the davtime store h are I hours, the committee said, stores are to close as soon as possible and open as usual tlie following buBineBS day. This is to be done even If the announcement is received late in the business day. Should the news come after 6 p. on a ninlit when stores are open. close as soon as possible and remain i,,f.H i he following day. If the fol lowing day is Sunday, open as usual on Monday. Two other posslhlllies were outlined by tho committee as follows: whon nlnrea DTP dosed remain closed the next day. If on Saturday night or before 6 p. m. on Sunday open as usual on Monday. If on Sunday night after 6 p. m. remain clos ed on Monday. If news of the surrender Is re-KaivMl in tlie tnnriiine before stores open they are to remain closed that day. ' Official verification of the surren der news will be made by the Daily Cllntonlan. phone 32 or ii, tlie com ni,tlt enntinned. Cars are to be moved as soon as nnaslhle from Darkiiig spots on Main iret hetween Vine and Elm streets and are to remain off until police allow parking. Flnallv. the merchants committee ureed Clinton store owners to not fnrcet to display the flag before leaving the atore. I LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomes any news of relatives in the armed services for PHONE 32 Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Procarlone ,.r route three. Cllulon, have recelv- ur.irri that their son. I'fc. James E. Procarlone is now siationea wiui wi,i Turns in France. Pfc. Procarlone was sent overseas Feb ruary 8. 1944 and was siaioueu iu England until recently. U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. James Massa of pnnia three. Clinton have received -nrrt thai their son. Pvt. Charles la ni stationed In England Mr and Airs. Massa have two other .na in the service. Sgt. James Mas , la atatlnned somewhere on 'the Raaiern Coast and Sgt. John Massa loft fnr Camu Shelby. Miss after spending a 14 day furlough with his parents and wife, Mrs John Massa of Indianapolis. II B A. Mrs. Edna Middlebrook of Hills- has received word of the ... A-,.. ind Uf' arrival of her husband, Pfc (Cootlnuea on Pax III ieer j" I postwar planning of Red Cross ac-. I tivitles as related to returning er- teer workers nonulation or population figure of 39 .196. ..... .r.,rc 1EO county buhcm e. .Continued on rag I) make an unotticiai population 15 390. Clark county was fourth i.'h . asm nt 8 9 : til result In a

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