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! t THE DAILY CLINTONIAN - - ,-mnm A in 1 . 5 THE WEATHER Considerable cloudiness with light showers today. Fair tonight and Thursday. Cool tonight. Continued cool Thursday. Mailed In Conformity With P, O. D. Order No. 19687 The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countie Price Three Cents. CIJNTOX, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1914. Volume 32 Number 171. o) n mm n vj "if KLJ Yi m m m m m. & m m m w . -1 LST FLATTOP MAKES ITS DEBUT Allied Legions Rec&'j?sive llow at Reich West -fall; U. S. Major Shift to East War Is Outlined at Germany's Conquest Troops Poised at Moselle River 3,G00 Allied Heavy Bombers Poised For Draft Calls Continue At Present Rate After Collapse of Germany WASHINGTON. D. C. Congres Fathers, Veterans First . To Be Discharged After Nazis Quit; Large-Scale Shift to East is Planned WASHINGTON, D. C. The War Department today announced official plans for partial demobilization ot (lie Army fcfter the defeat of Germany nd disclosed that fathers and overseas veterans will be the first to return to civilian life. Presaging a speedy victory In Europe, the long awaited report of the fell J TommrrtU d -?,n of the future course of selec-the nation's reat army of more than tive service when America s total "minion men, featured: j military might is swung against the 1 Fathers and battle veterans will Japanese. begiven priority status for dis- rraft Director Lewis B. Hershey A SMALL ARMY PLANE comes in for a landing on a portaole landing snip attached to the deck of a Coast Guard-manned Lb T oil Anzio, Italy. The shic can carry eight cub planes. This is the fust photo made of the LST in ts new role. Official Coast Guard photo. (International) Three Suits Lodged charge. Transfer Men to Pacific 2. Millions of fighting men will be speedily transferred to the Pacific for the smashing of Japan. 3. Millions of tons of fighting equipment ammunition, landing barges, iuhrh, vw"" . - have first priority to be transported barges, tanks, planes auu jouu tn the Pacific fronts Essential Men Keinaln 4. Troops suited to Pacific warfare, no matter where now stationed, will remain In service as long as they are essential. iHHfiiuni. sional and selective service sources indicated today that the dratt may continue to take 75,000 to 100,000 men a month for some time after the defeat of Germany. Publication of the War Depart-menfs plan for partial demobilization of the army upon the X-Day nf the Nals raised the ques- and nign army un.tcin sed the demobilization plan wim members of the house military affairs committee gave evidence that selective service will continue to operate with calls almost as big as at present. aub wjusiouu that the induction of nearly every (,o .......a nf nirrt ITIilV he The congressmen were lnionueu man under 26 years of age may be necessary. This means pricipally the drafting of the 60,000 to 80,000 youths becoming 18 each month, since most other under 26 have peen caueu. ...,- ko .nllerl Some deferred wai (Continued on page z Virtual End Of Canned Rationing Set September 17 Major Food Items Auaea To Itation-Free Column Soon; Praise Farm Work ...,mt i-, r u,.. Mn- Bedino Strip Mine by City and State Strip mining operations of the Sun-Lite Coal Company in and near the city limlfs of Clinton today liu.1 resulted in Hie filing of llireo actions in Vermillion Circuit Court against George Frazier and lieno liedino, partners operating the company. Two of the suits were filed on behalf of Ihe City of Clinton. One requests immediate abatement of the nuisance caused from 'smoke dirt ' .,,,,1 no.vous odors" arising from Hie stripping operations and thai 5 Most of the present air force workers probably win ue and the service force will be trans- (or military duty by X-Day produc-ferred to the Pacific fronts. tlon cut backs. 6. American troops will remain in ivo w ir znnes in Europe In or der to fulfill such occupation duties as are necessary. Veterans Keplaced , 7. VeteraiiB of the Pacific war will benefit by the collapse of Germany and those with long service win ue replaced by fresh troops from the Btates or Europe. 8. Demobilization of the WAC will (Continued on page Civilian Goods To Be Increased On Fall of derniany WASHINGTON, D. C. Many ci ..i,,nn nPn,,o(a Henrived from till public since shortly alter rean tiai- bor, may start back to the markets j about the first of the year, It was blllzation Director James A. Byrnes of real estate under lease m s! p-disclosed today that rationing of ping operations until delinquent lax-canned foods will virtually he end- e, penalties, interest am assess-oH opnt ,7 nients have been paid In lull. eu. v ,, , j.,io h . I.nien sums 111 delinquent taxes Pattern's Men ! Probe Defenses At Nazi Border Invasion of Germany Not Yet Launched, FJsenhowe Warns; Belgium, Holland Strongpoints Fall to Allies The methodical process of feeling out forward defenses of the Siegfried line in apparent preparation for th most audacious frontal assault in military history got under way along the banks of the Moselle river today. With Allied forces in the north in possession of Ghent, Belgium and only 10 mllesh from the Scheldt river border of Holland, Lluet. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., sent patrols of his American Third Army acrosi the Moselle to probe several miles deep inside Germany. Brave Heavy Artillry These units set foot on Nazi soil in the face of a heavy artillery fire which indicated Adolf Hitler's determination to defend his home borders until such a time as the dry rot now so clearly evident in the ranks of the German army mushrooms to .ft point where complete collapse becomes inevitable. . .', There was nothing to indicate the slightest truth in the wild report ot yesterday that the Allies have taken Aachen and Saarbrucken and r mijllng about Inside the fortifications of the Siegfried line Itself. V' Such rumors may be expected U circulate with increasing frequency as the debacle of Germany moves out of the realm of hope Into accorn-pllshed reality. (Continued On Page 5) Yanks Storni Way 5 J Into Major Gothic j Line Strongpoint ROME, Italy. American troept of Lieut. Gen. Mark Wayne Clarlt't JWW Ay Btormed "J own of Lucca, a strongpolnt of the German s Gothic Line across norm-em Italy, while the Allied Eighth Army drove the enemy from tne high ground approaches to the Ma-rano river. Riifr ffehtin? continued through the morning, however, with the Na-7i tiineiiiir their defenses on the town of Coriano in the Adriatic sec tor. The rtriilsh nushed forward bey- ong Florence despite vigorous Ger man resistance. The enemy s rranup defense effort was unavailing. The Germans hurled in a nouge- podge of units, in one Instance, to relieve a battered parachute battalion in the Adriatic Bector. ; K7i trnnnn managed to Stage ft counter-attack in Coriano area af ter Canadian units, attacking northwest of Dlsano on the night of Sept. 4-5, had smashed enemy lines ana hrnken thrnuah to the high ground near the Marano river beyond Cori ano. The Eiehlh Army, left in the wake of their advance, took a half dozen small Adriatic coastal towns. General Clark's Fifth Army, mov-Ing ahead In the central sector and on the right flank, captured th dominating heights of Mount Albano, six miles short of the important slrateglc center which is the main objective of Clark's forces. narmnn resistance facing the Fifth Is confined primarily to small groups making the maximum use oi il.,,i, wennnns. .75 millimeter guns, extensive minefields and dem olition equipment. Allied .airmen meanwhile roared Into action over Nazi-occupied Italy to attack 14 railway and road bridges over a wide area extending from Lake Magglore to the Po estuary. Method ist Bishop Cannon Dies in Chicago Hospital CHICAGO, III. Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died today In Wesley Memorial Hospital. He was 79 years old. The bishop had come to Chicago tn direct a meeting of the Anti-Saloon League, In which he was a nationally known leader since Its earliest years. i Bishop Cannon entered the hospital on Sept. X .for treatment of ft heart ailment. , Soviets Lunge At Poland In New Offensive Strike Below E. Prussia In fresh Drive; Advance On Yugoslav Territory; Bulbars Seek Armistice IjOVDON, I'ligland. ftlioilty before 5 ji. in., today (11 a- in-1CWT) Ihe German radio asserted that "Uussians troops have begun lo march Info liiilgnl'ia." There wus no iunwdiate ron-fliinuli.oi from wiy Allied source. I,OMON, England.' ltusslan diplomacy sconil another lniH)it-ant victory today when llulgai-lu asked for an uiiuislice loss than VI hours afther the Soviet I'nioil declared war on I hat unhappy ei-Naieilit of Jill lor Germany. MOSCOW, Russia. Red army divisions pushing westward with sudden forces below the East Prussian froiiller In Poland today overran tiie Narew river bastion of Os-troleka. 24 miles southeast of the bou Hilary. (Nazi propagandists asserted that tiie Uussians have launched a heavy new offensive In the area.) Ostroleka's fall was announced by premier Marshal Joseph V. Stalin i n uneclul order of the day in which he revealed that the city, 63 miles north of Warsaw, was occupied by ulnrm To Ihe soulli, oilier Russian units conl inued I heir offensive across Romania, advancing another 72 miles and coming wilhln 52 miles of the Vugoslav bonier. Bitter fighting Is under way in the triangle formed by the confluence of the Hug and the Narew rivers. i'i ni.'iiu F.imt Prussia Some Soviet nulls, smashing their way lo the banks una Narew ai many points, killed 1,400 Nazis. Their advance, mocing along a line some 4 0 miles soulli of the East pruauiiin frontier, not only threat ens to outflank Warsaw, but poses a threat to East Prussia and the Po lish corridor. More than 150 towns and villag (Continued on dage 6) Strikes Hold Up Coal Production In 11 More Mines Fourteen West Virginia and Ken ixnl,.. ,iiw.a were added to tie sl ruck list today as furl her government seizures were anticipated in plls forced out of production by the United Mine Workers drive to gain recognition for supervisory workers. Willi the addition of these mines lo I hose already on strike in the western Pennsylvania fields, it was estimated ut least :t:i pits were idle, leaving more than 12,000 men without work at a daily cost to the war effort of approximately 63,000 tons of coal. ' Eight mines of the Imperial, lleisley, Springfield and Monroe Coal companies, Belied by the government Monday, were to go back Into operation today. Nine of the ten mines placed under federal control last week were also reported to be operating. Tim Pittsburgh office of the regional War Labor Hoard disclosed , I. ., n ennui of ballots from 20 in dividual mines in the West Vlrglnia- Keniorkv urea yesterday showed tne supervisors In 14 mines were In fa vor of joining the spreading waia-ouls, those In four mines voted a-gainst the proposition, while super-,'knrv emnloves In I wo other mines were equally divided on the lBsue. All but four of the mines our oi production in the western Pennsylvania bituminous field were down because of the supervisory workers fight for union recognition. t.i,n lMcAinine. snokeBtiian for the supervisors, has repeatedly warned that strike votes and strikes will be continued throughout the coal fields until either the operators a-greo to bargain with the union or tho government seizes the pits. Ballots were to be counted in Pittsburgh today on results of votes taken under the Smith-Conally anti-strike act In 13 mure West Virginia mines. . believed today following me war iToniaio i-rotimm i Production Board's announcement' Canned asparagus, beans (fresh All-Out Blow at Nazis LONDON, England. With more than 3,000 Allied heavy bombers reported ready today to deal Gernia-nv Hie most devastating aerial as sault in the history of warfare, the Air Ministry announced today tnai Mosquito planes last night blasted the oft-bombed city of Hannover. The night raid came In the wake of punishing daylight assaults by more than 3,000 Allied planes of all types against Nazi defenses in western Europe and the Balkans, three German industrial cities ana uie French channel ports of he Havre and Brest. Ready Siegfried Blow If, instead of dividing their strength against many targets, these planes were to concentrate on objectives in Germany, they would help strike a shattering blow against the Nazis' Siegfried line and at the same time deliver crushing attacks on vital German war Industries. yesterday's operations, In which the U. S. Eighth Air Force pounded the German industrial cities of Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Ludwig-shafeu, was seen by the London Daily Express as possibly the fire stage of an all-out Allied onslaugh' I Continue" ou page S ) Allies Drive Up South France To Join Patton Force Patch's Anglo-French Lines 90 Miles From 3rd Army; Clear Saonc Valley MOW VOKK, N. V. The liiilisli radio quoted unofficial report today as wiring Hint Allied forces in northern and soul hern France have, joined up. The broadens!, made in the Herman language, us picked up by NHC monitors. ROME, Italy. - French troops nf ihe II. S. Seventh Army have reached Ihe approaches of Chalon-Sur-Saone, some 80 miles north of Lyon, und are Hearing a Junction with Allied forces in northern France, Gen. Sir Henry Maltland Wilson announced today. Apparently meeting little opposition from the retreating Nazis, Seventh Army forces advancing up the Saone valley are approaching the Swiss border. iCouitnuen on page S) Clinlon Schools Enrollment Drops As New Term Opens A inial nf 1.099 students enrolled in the Clinton City Schools, Tuesday, Earl C. Boyd, superintendent of Clinton City Schools, anuounced today. This was a decrease ot ii compared with 194.1. The biggest drop was in nign ai-hnol classes which showed a de crease of OH with 631 enrolled lasl year and 4ti5 this year. The enrollment In the junior high school showed an increase of 37 from Klli m 173. Elementary grade scnoois decreased 15 from 47ti to 401. High school and grade school Btu dents slurled regular clusses Hilt morning. Mr. Boyd said. Mrs. Everett Helms, county at tendance officer slated today Dial children up lo and Including Hi venrs nf ace were compelled by law lo go to school and If they didn't the matter can he taken to couri p..r,.,,n will he responsible for their children and are urged lo see thai children uttend school, sue Baiu. Assault Battery Case Fined -"Because she couldn't get along with her neighbors," Flora Protlo Fairview, was fined l and costs, and sentenced to 90 days in the woman's prison in Indianapolis, le oily court, Sept. 6, it was reported today. Her sentence followed arrest by deputy sheriff Angelo Tasso for assault and battery. The sentence was later suspended. , li Center Board to Meet Representatives of organizations interested in the Youth Center and the adult advisory board will meei at the Ration Board at 7:30 p. m. Friday, it was reported today. damages be assessed against the de- r,l .mis. II also asks that they I permanently restrained from creal- ing such a nuisance. Seek Pi'l'lliaiM lit llljunrllon ..Second action ni;ain?t the coniiia-ny requests a permanent 'Injunction anainst strippinK al nnd excavating within platted sub-divisions of the city or destroying streets ulll alleyways dedicated to public use. A third suit was filed ugninst Frazier and lieilino on relation of Hie State of Indiana asking tli.'it n restraining order be issued imnicd- L.iuiv in iiieveiit. further ilepletlon - " " .,, ,.. ,.,.,.,e(l by the company, It is understood f Continued on Page 2) 3 . o (Jmoil hertfeailt Wounded i n AeJion On Freneli Front Sgt. Franklin Gossett, 2:i, husband of Mrs, Eva Gossett, IMS North Water and son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Uosseil, Clinlon, was slightly wounded ill action, in France, Aug. 7 Willi the United Stales luranlry, according lo a lelegrani received by his wife Aug. 21, from Ihe War De partment. After he was wounded Gossett was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the purple heart, he slated in a letter to his wife which was dated Aug. 10. Sergeant Gossett attended Mecca ?rade ami high school and was employed with (he lticauda Stages of Clinton, before he entered the U. S, Army on Dec. 11, 1 0 4 :J . iieceiving basic Iraining at Camp Wallers, Texas, he was seal lo England in May of 11144. Following further training ill England, SSI. Gosselt was sent lo Frame where lie was wounded. that virtually all WI'B conirois w,u umai coin, pub, i.u.i.i.n..., be lifted with the collapse of Ger- mixed vegetables, baked beans, to-many, ' malo sauce, tomato paste, tomato Acting WPB chairman J. A. Krug pulp or puree, soups, baby foods disclosed that war production will and all varieties of Jams, jellies and Against Frazier, Poem Wailing for Free Show Tickets Touches Hearts at Cthitonian lOven hurd-liearled newspaper of-fii .u e,m lie touched, it was proved beyond a doubt today when tne Daily Clinlonian of lire receiveu a wail of misery in .poem form frolu a disgruntled subscriber who ihinks lie's due lo some of the free si nil' going around lliese days. In two-four verse his problem is: Lullieiil in This Land of Hie Free! I always peruse my Clinlonliiii. Head every page patiently; Hut one column calis like a siren sweet. Any Free Tickets for Me? "Our boys are crossing a border!" "France will soon be free!" Hut I'm busy searching a back-page-box. Any Free Tickets for Me? The Philippines beckon McArthur. (Continued on page 6) . . J Rod Cross Classes Start Winter Schedule Next Week Wirier schedules will be resumed in Clinlon lied Cross classes, officials said Imlay, announcing the new limes to be in effect next week. Surgical dressings classes will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1 lo 4; Wednesday night from 7 to ::)( and on Thursday aflernoon from 1 lo 4. This eliminates the Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon classes. All classes are held in the lied Cross rooms on lllackman Street. Sewing classes will be resumed nexl Tuesday afternoon when Mrs. VV. M. Little will be at the lied Cross center lo distribute sewing inalerial. Volunteers are needed for lliese classes. Knitting classes will meet Thursday aflernoons. on Dumbarton Oaks conference have opposed the idea of having American armed forces placed under the con trol or jurisdiction of a separate in-teriialioiuil police body. The view prevails in administration circles that it would be extremely difficult to get congressional approval of any such plan. Drop OpjKiKillK Views Russia's delegation to tho security conference is now believed lo have dropped the Soviet plan for a separate International air force in deference to the American government's views. The Chinese delegation is expected to do likewise when it enters the conversations "next week. The general security pact which is now being whipped into shape by American, Iiritisli and Soviet diplomats at Dumbarton Oaks is understood to provide for the immediate use of force lo restrain an aggres-( Continued ou page 6), Byrnes saia lie was " - - - ', yvar f ooa aoiumnnai,,, Jones that the following food items whi be made point free: 1 Tne nlan products remaining on um, tiie llHt ot canned goods are loma- toes, fruitB and sonic Juices. Many Itallon-Kiee Now Processed food items already car-(Continuea on Page 6) Vermillion Court Jury Names Drawn For New Session Names for the grand and petit Juries for tho September term of the Vermillion Circuit Court were drawn Tuesday morning when Jury commissions Oils Watson and Straud Ory, both of Newport, met at the court houso In Newport. The September term opens Monday, Sept. 11, the Jury commissioners said. Grand Jury names Include: Jury Commissioners, Oils Wulson and Slraud Ory, both of Newport met lit the Court House iiiesuay illuming und drew names for lire grand und petit Juries for I lie September Term of court, which convenes Monday, September lllh. The grand Jury 1b composed of: Cecil Anslead, James Short, Paul Bumgardner and Harry McQueen of Clinton township; Uennle Conner of Melt township; Frank Miller, J. IS Broady, Alfred Arrasmith and Geo. H. Hennis of Vermillion township; Warren M. Cofrin, -Fred Gebharl and Howard Boyd of Eugene township. Petit Jury: Herman Whito, John Pascoe, Charles Ferguson, James Wake and Lee Martin of Clinton township; Cecil Coleman, Elmo E. Hickman, Edgar Nichols and George C. Ammerman of Helt township; Leo Bishop, Sam Catlin, Howard Fortner, Paul Carmack and Paul E Nickle of Vermillion township; Earl Hammond, Charley A. Dowers, Virgil E. Hartman, Herschel Beau-champ and Win. N. Chisler of Eugene township; Darrell Bever, Earl M. Allen, Paul Cadman, Harold M. Hughes and Charles Gouty of Highland, township. Separate Inlernalional Police Force Ruled Out By Allied Security Council be reaucea uuoui u cii-c.t. thrive months after Germany falls, freeing more than four minion workers for the manufacture of ci viliafi goods. With many high officials now convinced that the defeat of Germany will come within the next ninety days', 'heeded civilian products and the postwar dreams may be placed on Jal'e" early In 1945. Krug said the WPB decided to "remove almost all controls over materials immediately upon the do-feat of Germany except those that are absolutely necessary to assure the reduced measure of war production necessary to defeat Japan." "This means that all manufacturers can use any plant and any materials that are not needed for military production for any civilian production," the WPB announcement "'''"Industry Is to be allowed In Us own way, according to the availability of markets, new materials and planls to do the swiftest and most effective job possible of restoring production, making whatever people want and affording maximum employment, just as quickly as possible." , Only two priority ratings, the present emergency triple-A and a special rating to be reserved exclusively for military programs needed for the war against Japan, will be retained. The controlled materials plan, which has governed the distribution of steel and cooper, will be scrapped three months after the European war ends. All non-military production wil be allowed to proceed without priority restrictions except that manufacturers will have to fill rated military orders ahead of civilian busi- nesB- . ,,, A very few allocation orders will ' be continued for materials that re main tight, such as lumber, textile! and certain chemicals. WPB's announcement on the reconversion plan came after a bnnn meeting attended by high official of the Army and Navy, the War Manpower Commission. OPA and ptbsr governmental agencies. WASHINGTON. D. C Establish ment of a separate International po lice force to maintain luiure worm iieaco is understood today to have been ruled out of the security plan now being drafted at the Duniuarion Oaks conference. Authoritative sources indicated the British nnd Soviet representatives have agreed to accept the American government's proposal thai each nation promise to use, when necessary, a certain percentage 01 its armed forces to restrain aggres sion rather than have a seperalo In ternational police force established. Overrule. 41iina, Soviet Plan The Soviet plan originally proposed establishment of a seporuto international air force. China also has suggested a general international police force composed of land, sea and air forces which would act under the direction of an allied security council. The American delegates to the

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