The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on September 7, 1944 · Page 1
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THE DAILY' CLIMf OMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties TBE WEATHEB Fair today through Friday. Continued eoul today and tonight Warmer Friday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1944. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 Number 172. A DUD AlyillSjJIlDwi F. F. I. EXECUTES COLLABORATIONIST Merged Armies Rea, . sault On Siegfried Line; "& Hit at Nancy; Grim Battle on Moselle Dewey Begins Campaign For COP Presidency Coast-to-Coast Tour To Cover 21 States, Seven Major Speeches Planned; Broadcast Talk at 9 P. M. Mattoon, III., in Panic As "Mad Anesthetist" Stalks Town, Hits 13 MATTOON, 111. Alarm bordering 'on .panic gripped Mattoon today as a completely 'balded :police department revealed that the victims of the "mad anesthetist" now total 13. Tlw only known physical clues in the handB of .police were an empty lipstick case and a skeleton key. found on the lawn ait the home or a recent ivictim, Mrs. Beulah or-deB. 97. Mrs. 'Cordes to overcome after she muffed a cloth found on her porch. The cloth had a red stain similar to one which might have becu made had water been poured from the lipstick 'Case onto the cloth. Mrs. cCordes, Hike the other Tic-tiniB. waB made ill and paralysed for Allies Mass For: Frontal Attack On West Wall "Battle of London" at End as Robots Cease; Bombs Claim 10,000 ILONUON., EnKlaiid. Kxwpt for jKissibly a "'last few jmvtmn' Ibullie of SLondon is m-r, with rt'lie fliDbcrt Ibomib iiiitmaoe fi-uaUly vftndtid ;jf"1fr widespread ifloath aud i6t!Kli'uctioii , ;ac iwl'f'ieaall ;ajii-lUoiiDoemwit diBeiuHtid itoday. Oil the iiwlB vi word (that icom-meucto Kept. IT, Britain aocideiil-provoking ibiackout irestritrtdorte wiii itt l.i ft a rtrwm mtnift ii()riiniLll J hi nit a in' i "'' CONDEMNED TO DEATH by military court In Grenoble, France, for collaborating with the Nazis, a youthful Frenchman is tied to a stake before his execution by the F. F. L Five other Frenchmen were condemned with him. iOWI radionhnto. (International) Nazi Surrender May Highlight FDR, Churchill Parley; Map Japs' Defeat WASHINGTON. D. C. Drafting of a final plan of military grand strategy to .defeat Japan by next summer was believed likely today to he the main .purpose -af the meeting which is about to take place ibetweeu President .Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston 'Churchill. Recently 'published reports have indicated the .conference ibetweeu the President and Churchill may he held in Canada, possibly at Quebec, iliac uss .Postwar .Germany While plans for the final .crushing of Japau are believed to be the . . muin reason tor the meeting, the Red, Partisans oin, Seal Up Balkan Nazis Tito's Forces Link Wit ' Bed Tank Units Driving For Yugoslavia; Polish Offensive Pounds Forward LOIiWW, Miuilamd. lutniu-twuliated Ovimui .-atlogathUM Miat Dlie ftod .Bruin' tia maulied ItcimuMka to' Ui'ecian 1'lnnoe near ftllie rui'ki'lh llHiHlnr outih a Bulgaria jM-ewumalblw tt'y Anh'iiig hHt -Htraiglit aorowi (iulgariaji tiwrHorry evere swoivod in Ijou-diw ttoUay. JM m late iiour till weuiii& dHWWweir itliere -stll va ttio om-tfirinatimi (from lawy mejiutuble ource. jOKIKW, WiiKlwnd. The CW- h iim"r MafMlud litu liww linked up witb tied aniiy itmik aiuI- MOSCOW, KuBia. Mechanized Kuasian forces, sweeping '60 miiles aoross southwestern Komania, iwore at the Yugoslav 'border today, ipoised for a drive that tthreatens 'to seal off an estimated 2fl,00 German troops In the Balkans. (The free Vugonlav radio, iln a broadcast reported by the ILondon Xially Telegraph, said that the Knd army had crossed tb iborder and reached Kladovo.i) ('Vne tt Towns liberating wall over 1100 towns and (villages, .Gen. Rodion T. Malin-ovsky's second Ukrainian army occupied the city of Turnu-Severin, on the Romania side of the Danube iriv-er Just ibelow the river's famous Iron Gate. Occupation of Turnn-Severln put the Kuaslans approximately 100 miles from the Yugoslavian capital i Continued on page ) isn Pfc Mk Hornacky I Wounded in Action In Southern Franre Pfc. 1fick Hornacky. Jr.. 20. son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hornacky. 4 North Seventh Htreet. was wounded in the right leg md In the back In the fighting In southern France, ac- j norrting to a letter received from him j by the parents Wednesday. Kept. (i. i Before entering the rnit'd Slates Army Anti-Aircraft on Jan. 18. 1M 2. he attended Clinton grade and lngn school and was employed at the Wabash Kiver Ordnance Plant. He received basic training in Texas and Tennessee and volunteered for the Army Paratroops about a year ago and received training ai Camp McCall. '. C. In April of this year he was sent to Africa and later to Sicily. Home and southern France, where he was wounded. in his letter to his parents he stated that he was now stationed in a hospital in Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Hornacky have an- other son. Louis Hornacky. 18. now aboard a destroyer ill the South Pacific. He eulisted in the United (Continued on page 7) Grade Schools Earl lielsheimer, Gloria Lee McCur- two Allied leaders also are exmtd to cmiHider problems relating to 'the surrender of Germany and the treatment :to be accorded -that country aEter its defeat. Diplomatic Kibservers foresaw 'the possibility -that -Germany's surrender miclit come during the course of the conference between the iPreHident and the British Prime Minister. Joint Action mi irVohleintf In that -event, ilt was pointed out they would be in a .position to han NEW YORK, N. Y. Oov. Thomas E. Dewey opened his active campaign tor the presidency today, leaving New York City on a coast-to-coast swine which will cover 'G,-700 miles nnd 21 states. The initial atop on the traiiBCon-itinontal tour 1b (Philadelphia, where the Republican presidential nominee will deliver tonight ills opening speech of -the .campaign, a 'talk which will bo broadcast .nationally . from to 0:80 p. m. i(CWT.) During the next 21 days, Gov. Dewey will make seven major speeches, at Philadelphia, 'Louisville, Seattle, Portland, 'Ore., flan (Francisco, Los Angeles and Oklahoma 'City. He also will deliver a score or more rear platform talks and confer w ith party leaders and representatives of labor, business and industry in a dozen states. ! :En route to the west coast, the governor will stop at the Owobho, Mich., home of his mother, Mrs. George M. Dewey, where lie -will spend the night of Kept. 8 and moat of Sunday. Sept. 10. Approximately 80 press, magazine and radio representatives are making the trip with Dewey. Meet OOP (Leaders .Gov. Dewey 'Planned to spend most of the afternoon meeting with Republican leaders and with representatives of war veterans, negro organizations and labor organizations. An inspection trip to Independence Hall also was on the schedule. The night speech at 'Philadelphia will be delivered in Convention Hull, where the Republican 'nominee will be lutrnduoed to both the local and the radio audience by Guv. Edward IHartin of Pennsylvania. I Immediately after his speech, Gov. ! Dewey will leave the Hall and board his 12-car train for Louisville, where he will deliver another major speed Friday from 8:30 to 0 p. p. m. (CWT). He will speak in the Louisville Armory, addressing tne binennial meeting of the National Federation of Republican Women's Clubs. ((Continued on page 4 ) Slate Republicans To Hear Bricker, Dewey This Week INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Indiana Republicans will greet their presidential and vice presidential nominees this week-end. Tomorrow a large delegation of the Hoosier G. O. P. will journey to Louisville. Ky., where Gov. Thomas E. Dewey will address the biennial convention of the National Federation of Women's Republican Clubs: On Saturday, at the 05th annual fall meeting of the Indiana Republican ,'Kditorial Association at French Lick. -Ind.. the Indiana Republicans will hear Governor John W. Bricker open his vice presidential campaign. He will deliver his official address of acceptance at a banquet Saturday night. The half hour address will be broadcast by three national networks. Governor Bricker is scheduled to be welcomed by the editorB at Mitchell at 11:35 a. m. Saturday. The Ohio governor will make brief talks at Mitchell. Orleans and Paoli. en route lo French Lick. Representative Charles A. Hall-eck. chairman of the Republican national congressional campaign committee, had been scheduled to introduce Governor Bricker, but probably may not be able to do so because of the death of his father. Approximately 1,5(10 C. O. P. editors and leaders are expected to attend the banquet session at which Bricker will speak. On the' Saturday afternoon program are a press conference by Governor Bricker. a tea in honor of Mrs. Bricker and a meeting of the Kepublican state committee The nominee and Indiana party candidates will be honored at a public reception following the banquet. A candidates' luncheon is scheduled for Saturday noon. A delegation of Allen county leaders will attempt to persuade Cover-nor Dewey to deliver an address in Fort Wayne during his swing over the nation. Allen county obtained national attention last November when the G. O. P. organization a-dopted a resolution favoring Governor Dewer for the presidential nnm lnation It was said to have bee,, the first political organization in pxt country to take such action. Belf ort Gup is Probable ' Meeting Place of Patcfe,""" PattoB Fm; Steady " CralBs Scored Against Fee J Tlse loiit-awaitefl luiMJtitel tm twecji Allied ttiroopB wliitfli clear nurtih and ouh Frame S toadfr- battnr-ed iGerman ifuroeB ttoofc itooa today.. According ito & ibattlefronA aie-port. and the atage "was net ur- froittai -assault a-gainet outposts , Adoir Hitler's Siegfried tine- - There was mo .definite Andicatiom .as to where ithe anett-tiig took fdaoa ibeyond the (fact W was "Olose to , 'Geruian tborder." ' " 1 Keju- Odfurt Ua ;!- ' iBut Jateat .official meports plaoe the fieimnth Army of UeuL ea-Alejcander M. fatch in the rea Dijon and there was a possibility that the junction JiBd IbeeiJ-made siiniewheite mear the famous Belfort -Gap, .Classic liighroad oonnectlug Lhe Oennan Ehineland with loentral France. -" ' ' The Belfort Gap is a aepresalom 18 miles wide ic-onnectiug tli IbastB of the Rhine aoid Khone mivex. Ittis crossed ;by several railways a.nd nlt good iroads and 4s jiart of ithe taa-11 ruil 'highway that leads ifrom ttl Mediterranean, where Patch' IRN-lira .Uivasiuo ibegan, to eftnf) many. u Hesvili I eff elided Sirea Tiie .Oernian jas ast and ooitn of Belfort comprise some of b ((Continned On Page S t , Cbi an, Nelson to ? Cum f er; Japs Cain ; In New China Drive .CHfNGKING., .China. Spotty news from tiie tlghtin fronts was overshadowed today by iprolmble dn-iiugurittion .of .conferences ibetweeu .Generalissimo (Chiung Kai-Shek and two fl'nttod States .envoys. War Production Board chairman Donald Kelson and Brig. Gen. Patrick Hurley, President Roosevelt's -personal representative in the Middle and Far East. Observers -were led to tieliews that the conversations, which proii-ably will deal with increasing nirp-plicg for China and -with 'Chinf a eostwar economic development, will he mainly political einee neither Nelson nor Hurley was accompanied by eeimical experts. .. They arrived at Chungking board a plane with General floaeph Ht.llwell ami it is believed they will remain in China for aljt or igtrt weeks. -;i Chungking military 1iead(inarters revealed .that Chinese casualties through last June totalled 2.802.820 killed and wounded in comparison with 2,144.nii0 for the Japanese. The Japanese, meanwhile, took the town of .Chiyang. and are pushing toward Lingling, 16 miles from the Kwangsi border. 1 Japan's hordes also are moving on Paocliing in -western Hunan province, making a even-mile advance to within 2!! miles of the town, but the Japs failed in renewed onslaughts against Changniug on Sept.1 5. Although heavy rains hampered progress in the Chinese drive to ae-eure lchaug. in western Hupeh. pro-, gress was being made in clearlnn the Sungshan Ridge, wesi of the Sal-ween River, which -will give the Chinese control of the Burma Road from the tialween River to Lung, ling. There was no official comment hi Chungking relative to reports y Tokyo radio that "large-scale shuffling of commands has atarted in the Chungking Army." which, according to the Japanese, -would result in ousting provincial -war lords in favor tif selected young offioers graduating from the military academy. Forty-Two Servioeriwn Upturn Election Ballot Approximately Son ballots have been mailed to service men and women of this county who are nervine in the armed forces both In the Tnited States and across seas. Out several 'hours. KvneriK fium the federal Bureau lot Investigation and the State Department of Public Safely were announced 'by Muyor E. E. Richard-son -when all efforts tailed to trap the maniac -who sprayed 'bit victims with some myBterious gas, causing them to become partially paralyzed. Send fl'ltl 1ieinit Tliomas Piper, chief investigator lor the Public Safety Department, iM:oiii.ttiuen -on naaa 7 Eighth Array Push Nears Riceione, Gothic Line Base Heavy Fighting Rages In Arno, Tiller Valleysj 5th Patrols Prohe Northward NEW YORK. N. Y. Italian pntriots operating behind the German lines have opened a general offensive west of Lake Waggiore between Piedmont and Lombardy. the British radio said today in a broadcast reported by the Federal Com-municutlons Commission. The broadcast said at the same time thai the Germans had declared martial law at Bologna in Emilia Province. ROME. Italy. Heavy fighting developed today in the Adriatic sector of the Italian front between the Upper Arno and tipper Tiber 'Valleys. Indian troops of the Allied Eighth Army smashed through to capture vital observation positions in the village of La Verna. routing out the Germans from a vantage point overlooking the embattled terrain. Still more high ground was wrest-(Continued on Page 4) W alkout Endn At Vi vi ory Mi ne, To Start ork Friday A strike whloh bad baited work at the Victory Mine. 25 mllee south of Clinton, since last weekend, Glided today when members of the local union 6845, United Mine Workers of America, were requested to report for work at the mine, Friday morning, Sept. S. The order was iven by the V. M. W. A. Executive Board of District No. 1 1. Officers and members of the board incluile, Louis Austin, president; Curtis Nicholson, vice-president; Ralph Day, secretary treasurer, Ernest Goad, board member for sub-division No. 1 ; Hteel Hohbs, board members of aub-division No. 2; bennie Trump, "board member for sub-division No. 3 and David Campbell, board member for subdivision No. 4. Local Woman Meet Welsh Cousin on Anderson Visit Meeting a cousin from Wales for the first time proved to be the highlight of the visit of -Airs. Anton Ktringfellow and son. Jackie Lee, to Anderson. Ind. last week. Mrs. Htringfellow visited at the home of her brother, Johnny ElliP and family, former Clinton residents. Also a guest was Coriioral William Kllis. 33. of the Koyal Air Force, t'pl. Ellis is an aviation mechanic in the English air force and lias been training in Canada for the past 2o months. His home is in the Rhonda Valley in Wales. H was the first time the eousins had met. With him was Conoral Pat Freeman, also of the RAF. of Essex. England. The corporals were shown tiie sites of the typical Indiana town and expressed their thanks for the T'. S. hospitality shown wherever they went. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis have a son. also named William Ellis, who was wounded in France with the V. H. invasion forces. He is recuperating in an English hospital. ii.u.ii.unti .u,.lo ,r itho Mirafo rt bait sumnouindod itibe ateBultB f Kuai Oetr- lnaiiy't flying ibotifb .attacks. -Vti fVwmuit iiu l-K,rtha Ninety ip,r .cent iof :all rthe tfat3-ilies -caused iby these Uiissiles iti the last two 'months (occurred in the London :area. (Keoent authoritative estimates liuve placed (be killed and injured ,at ttO.0011. Duncan Sandys, chairman uf tin-.committee icoordiuating the work .of .(.Continued .on iPage 4 Nazis Announce, Deny Bulgaria At War With Germans Mystery Shrouds Sofia Actions as Nazi Add T Confusion in Balkans liO'NBON, 3Dii.and. is'azl ipro papanda agencies, apparently .oauCta' off-balance iby rtbe wift ;prooeaioi! of -events among 'German ateHH states, added lu it he -confusion pre vailing in rthe Balkans -today iby (reporting Bulgaria had -declared wai on rthe Roieh and ttlien ''correcting' the dispatch (to ansert SoEia ;haci merely ibroken relations. jFtntt iBroadeHMt War The agencies first broadcast an official announcement iby a Wtl helmstrasse spokesman that Hk former ally had gone -over lo 'the Bide of RiiHHia and the lUnrtwd "Na titms. An hour ilntor, liowever, 41k Traiisoeean agency was -quoted hy Router's as -correcting its wursion rt' read Bulgaria had broken off treln lions with 'the Jteicli instead of de daring war. Previously, the Bulgarian -news gency and .Germany's propagand. outlet BNB had disclosed a break in .(Continued on .mge ) Iacb Office To Handle JoWewK Claim for Vet 8 Veterans of World War II in thh-area who are unemployed may file clulnis for readjustment allowance under -the G. I. Hill of Rights at the Indiana Employment Security office in Terre Haute, .2nd Floor. Star Building, tr at any one of ten part-time offices, Kllis . Henry, manager, aaid today. In Indiana, the readjustment allowances feature of the bill goes into effect in the week 'beginning j September 111. Mr. Henry said. The allowance for a totally unem ployed veteran who uuallfies Is 5 lie a week. A partially employed veteran, with earnings less than fan may claim a partial allowance. Depending upon the length of service, unemployed veterans may receive up to 52 weeks for readjustment allowances. Every veteran who files for readjustment allowances will be registered fin- work with the l:nited States Employment Service. j n. m. Wednesday. j Sullivan. Courthouse. h:0(i (Friday. m. dle jointly any last minute .problems arising in connection with the Hrnljat.j(.e UI,d the immediate Allied military occupation uf the -German nation. Humor JVaee -Plans There were rumors in some diplomatic quarters in Washington that German military leaders are now ac- tively trying to arrange peace terms with tile Allies. The name of Field Marshal Karl Von Kundsledt. who was removed by Hitler as commander of the German armies in tfie west, is again being mentioned in this connection. One unconfirmed rumor circulating among the diplomats had Kundstedt already in contact with the Allies through indirect -channels concerning armistice terms. There was no confirmation of this rumor in official quarters, liickcr With Humlstedt However, diplomatic observers thought that Kundstedt, if he is still alive, might well be the man with whom the Allies would sign the armistice terms. The American. British and Soviet (Continued on page 7) Japan's Fate At Stake, Emperor Warns Diet Session Crave Crinis Confronts button, Leaders Declare; Heavy US Blows Continue j NEW TOIIK. N. Y. Emneror Hirohito personally upiiearod today before the extraordinary ses- slon of the Japanese Diet to sound a grave note that increasingly fierce" Allied counter offensive has produced "a more intense" war situation for Japan. Koiso 'Voices 'Warning tlirohito read an imperial rescript before the Diet, and Premier Ueli. Kuniaki Koiso rose to warn the Japanese people not to overlook possibility of an Allied landing in Nippon. Text of Hirohltos rescript was broadcast by Wnrtio Tokyo and recorded by the FCC. (Continued on page 8) Government Seizes 13 Additional Coal Mine in Strike WASHINGTON'. D. C. Federal seizure of additional bituminous coal mines at which supervisory employes have struck or threatened to strike today was believed likely lo follow the government's action in taking over fifteen pits last night. Despite the latest seizure of the bituminous working, bringing to ":i the number taken so far. supervisors at five more mines in West Virginia voted to strike. The mines confiscated last night were among more titan loo pits in the Appalachian area in wliieli strike notice have been posted by supervisory employes. Production had been hailed in all 15 by walkouts. Daily production of the 15 mines is estimated at 27. (Mill tons and tliey are owned by nine difterent mining companies, employing 5.1 no men. Secretary of the Interior lckes an- Ninety-One Bednners Start First Grade In Three Gty Nile'ty-one beginners are enrolled in the first grades of Clinton's three grade schools, Central, South and Clendaie. according to the office of the school superintendent. Thirty-one beginners are in Central School; 3 in South and Zl at Clendale. The list includes: emral m'Iiimi1 Charles Johnson, John .Lippincott. dy. Mr. Henry said that the Indians tooiith -fti-liool Employment Security Division hud 'Richard Armitage. Shirley Benson, been given the job of taking claims Carolyn Sue Brewer, Shirley Bridge- ant) making readjustment allow-water. Carol Kay Buttermore, Wll-jance payments because for seven liam Chambers. Mary Coleman. Lar- years it has been operating the atate ry Cottrell. Helen Louise Bickenson. unemployment compensation agency Tlorence Ann Bugger. I ,,r civilians and therefore has the perry Faulds. Barbara Gibbons. ! machinery already eet up to handle Judith Giovanini. Frances Graham. such claims. Roberta Ann Hardman, Kobert Har- Seine 1.2011. 00 civilian workers pold. Paula Hixon. Jackie Justice, j Indiana are protected by uneni-Jerry Earl Kyle. Creola Mankiits. ployment compensation. IC'.ndall Marion Donald Martin. Part-lime offices in this area art Roberta Lee May. Shirley Nolan. Ke. 0en at the following times: Nowling. Sandra Lynn Osmon. Ju- Clinton, Moose Hall, f:h0 a. ni. dub Lynn Prall. Bobby Dan Sinn- Monday. son. Carol Sue Smith. Phyllis Smith- Newport. Courthouse. 2:00 p. m. Harold Southard. Lloyd Sprouls. Monday. Emily Symres. Marionetta Taylor. Rockville. Library Basement. fl:o0 Ohristopher Thomas. Jr.. G a r y , a. m. Friday. Thomas. Jo Ann Thomas. Lillian j Linton. K. of P. Building. :S0 nounced plans to open the pits forjMyra Clare Mitchell. Larry Charles work Kridav morning. Taylor. Richard Schelsky. Ann (ier- risli. Enoch Jones. Donald MeCarter. BIHMIXCHAM. Ala. Large un-, Prank llicknell. Micholett Moore, its of the Tennessee. Coal, iron and I (ieorge B. Carey. Deana Joyce Railroad Co.. in Birmingham will i Birch. Kay Malone. Judith Ann Mar-be closed down at midnight tonight tin. William Blackburn. George as a result of a strike by 3110 blast jplunkeu. Beverely Palls. Raymond furnace employes, the company an- Nesbil, Jerry Lee Hunt. Garry nounced today. Hunt. Between 2.50(1 and S.ftmi employ-' Jessie Pierce. Norma Jean Sea-es will be made idle by the expected beck. Elizabeth Jean Dowdy. Carolyn shutdown of eight open hep.rth steel Sue Stateler. Marilyn Pay Moore, furnaces, two blooming mills, and Coleen Ashler. Harrr Shannon. Kob-taree blast furnaces, i; was Eaiii. ert Myers, James Wallace, Wayne Iof this number alrendv 5 have east ! their votes nnd returned their bal-jlots to the Clerks' Office. Elaine Williams. Virgil Allen Wilson, Julia Ann Vocum. t Continued on page 7

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