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CLINTONIAN THE THE WEATHER Fair and a little warmer today and tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties Price Three Cents." CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1944. Volume 32 Number 173. MAM I TV A(o)M W swi DAILY 1 Swift Allied Push in Balkans Trap' HITLER LOSES ONE MORE GENERAL 2000,000 Nazis;Reds Join JuelHan Lines, CAIRO The swift Allied surprise blows in tho Balkan farT " UAIKU IIIO BW11L JV1IIUU BUljmou o ... .. - , .n,iv inin the Greek bottle." trancing some 20 V V.b. at Moselle ,nnna nrAii-infarnipri nhRervers ill Cairo declared touay. The Nazis, In me opinion oi meHe buuiccb, un-o stage a brave, but probably futile, drive to break through the Allied Line which now reaches from coast to coast north of Greece, or to languish in a prison camp. . , , Late reports Indicate that the Germans still are engaged in carrying B-2?s Batter Manchuria In Heavy Assault Tokyo Labels Vital Steel Center, Anshan, Target Of Superfortress Raid; Fre-Invasion Raids On WASHINGTON, D. C. America's huge, powerful B-29 Super Fortress today poured their tons of destruction on Important industrial targets in Japanese-dominated Manchuria. , : . Announcement of the attack was made In Washington today by Gen. H H Arnold In his capacity as com mander of, the 20th Airforce. Steel Center Target Whilo there were no rurtner ae-intia at nresent. the Tokyo radio SaiO inai M lOrCU Ul Jimcu ifimtB j "large type" penetrated the soutn- Blan troops had lannca across me em part of. Manchuria and Indicated i Bulgaria to reach the area of Di-tho larret was, the lmnortant iron ' mnitlta. 26 miles innide Greece at Dewey Outlines Peace Plans In Louisville Talk OOP Nominee Flays New Deal as Campaign Opens; Declares Men to Be Kept In Army In Lieu of Jobs ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN. eov. Thomas E. Dewey headed toward a world Becurlty speech at l.ouiBVlllo, Ky., today after tolling the American people tnat the Roosevelt administration li planning to hoop men in the armed services after the war as a substi- . tuts (or peacetime Jobs It cannot i provide. ' Outline Pence Plan As a prelude to tonight's speed In the normally-Democratic border state of Kentucky, the Republican grnsldontlal nominee told a huge riilladelphla audience that he will discuss In his Louisville talk "the making and keeping of the peace of the world so that your children and my children shall not face this tragedy all over again." Whllo a crowd which nearly filled Philadelphia's 15.000 seat Convention Hall cheered, Gov. Dewey made good his advance promise that the opening speech of his campaign would "pack a wallop." Met for Depression , Washington, he doclarod, Is afraid of peace, because the administration there Is "getting all sot for another depression." As a substitute for Jobs, he added, "they Intend to keep the young men In the army." "I believe," said Gov. Dewey, "that our members of the armed forces should bo transported home and released at the earliest practical moment after victory. I believe that the occupation of Germany nnd Jspnn should very soon be confined to these who voluntarily choose to remain In tho army when peace eomes. I am Mot arrald of the future of America either Immediate or distant. I am suro of our future. If we get a national administration which believes In our country." Oov. Dewey, who was greeted by (Continued on !' I) and steel center of Anshan. raided once before by the Giant B-29 s. that other Red forces had outtlana-The Japanese broadcast claimed 'e(j Warsaw on the north by forcing Nipponese air units Intercepted the the Narew river only 25 miles from planes over Anshan and repulsed uaat Prussia. them after carrying out bold attacks , The Cairo radio reported that to crush the enemy. Marshal Tito's Yugoslav armies had (NBC monitors in New York achieved a Junction with Itussian heard a Tokyo radio broadcast as- Bpearhends inside Yugoslavia, and a sertlng that at least 100 B-29b took .dramatic announcement from Rome In tUn olloplf ThroO WOrPClfllm- ,-iL.l.. A ltlH land ant) Dart in the attack. Three were claim Allied land, Bea CAPTURED NEAR FISMES, FRANCE, alone while an M. P. stands guard. Army Signal Corps photo. Mattoon Citizens Prowler; Gas Victims Mount to 17 out a partial witnnrawai irom me Aegean and Dodecanese Islands, as well as from southern Greece. The garrison of Rhodes especially has been reduced in strength, these sources asserted, although thero are no signs of a similar move on Crete. LONDON, England, i Bulgaria has. declared war oj Ueriuy the Sofia radio reporter! tonight, quoting an official governniena ao-noum-ement. Renter's keardiitbe lwoadcast. .LONDON, England, i -'The.' Ger KlilU I tUUU uciaicu .v.-, man radio declared today thatittus a point on the Turkish borderland ooonrtorf thnt an and air offensive had been launched to sever all escape routeB for Na-,i irnnna in the Rlkiiii8. These en emy forces were estimated to num ber close to 200,000 In Greece, Yu goslavia and the Aagean Islands. Vrt r'rmflrniAtifth The latest Soviet communique, as broadcast from Moscow, did not confirm the reported Russian invasions of Greece and Yugoslavia. It merely announced capture of tour additional Romanian towns and of six localities in northern Poland, where the Soviet wedge between Warsaw and East Prussia was broadened and deepened. (Continuen on Page SI Mine Foremen Quit Jobs in Two US-Seized Pits wiSHivirrnN. D. C. The gov ernment was confronted with a difficult situation in the new coal mine dispute today as a result of the resignation of 18 foremen In two federally-seized pits In western Pennsylvania. ... . Production in the Kent No 1 ana 2 miles of the Rochester and Pitts burgh Coal Co., Indiana, Pa., was halted because of the latest development, costing a dally loss of approximately 3.000 tons of special' purpose coal for steel production. The diggings were among the first of the 33 in Pennsylvania, and West Virginia which have been taken over by the government in an effort to end the strikes by members of the United Mine Workers' Supervisory Employes Union in support of demands for. union recognition. Heath Clark, of Indiana, Pa., federal mine manager, rejected the resignations and notified Washington, but the men left their Jobs and the mines were forced to close because Pennsylvania law prevents their operation without supervisory employes on hand. Acting Secretary of the Interior Abe Fortas promptly wired John Mc-Alpine, president of the union, to request the foremen to return to work today and appealed to the workers themselves to go back to their Jobs. Canadian, British, Yank . Armies Moving on Reich; News Blackout Enforced As Major Push is Near U. H. THIRD ARMY HEAD- -QITARTKIM ON THE MOSELLE. Three additional bridgeheads over the Moselle river have been gained by troops of the I'nited States Tliird Army under Went. Gon. George S. ration, Jr., headquarters announced today. ' ' ' ', live In Idgelieads now have been established In 'the Metx-Toul'. sector. ' Opiusitions ' continues heavy, but additional American armor lias reached the east bank of the! river. SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al-' inn p.vneiiitinnarv Force. British -nnoa rrafifpfi German defenses and - bridged the Albert canal In Belgium today and American troops wnitiieq down enemy strength along tne mo-selle in bitter fighting that marked n dramatic three-cornored race to the Nazi border. But Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters in London had few details to offer of action anywhere. . Security lilackout Ordered ' In fact, a blunt announcement aid that apart from local actions md advances, a new security black-, iut will screen all movements for he next few days. The Allied forces advancing to-vard the German frontiers in a wide .rea from the Albert canal in the lorth to Nancy In the south will be rotected from premature diBCloa.-res by an air-tight censorship, eadquarters said. " ' Allied armies now are deploying (Continued On Page , ; Double Column Of Japs Marching On Major China Cities CHUNGKING More than 250,-000 Japanese troops are being used in their drive against Kwangsi. th southernmost province of China, the Chinese communique Bald today. The Japanese are advancing In wo columns, one of which is mov. ng along the railroad and waB last eported to have reached within 25 niles of the border town of Tun-tan. The second column, moving long the highway, is within 13 niles of Llngling, the communique ulded. (The Tokyo radio In a broadcast card by CBS. claimed the capture if Llngling and added that their tores were pursuing the Chinese 16th Vrmy routed St Kiyank, In Hunan irovinee. Thero was no conflrma-lon of the claim from Allied sources.) Lingling. a key communications enter on the Hunan-Kwangs! rail-oad, guards the approaches to the ilg American air base at Kwellln In vwangsl province. Earl M. Esque, Former V Clintonite, Dies in France SSgt. Earl M. Esque, 39, Phelps, Wis., formerly of Clinton, was killed in action in France July 8, according to word received by the War Department. t Staff Sergeant Esque Is the son or the late Mr. and Mrs. David Es-Clovcrland. Ind. on Feb. 21. 1906. que, rhelps. Wis. He was born at Clovordale, Ind. on Feb. 21. 190S ind seven years later moved to Clinton with his parents. He attended Clinton schools and 22 years ago moved with his parents to Wisconsin and lived there until his parents died. On July 7, 1942 he entered the United States Army and received basic training at Camp Roberts, r-nlif. and amphibious training at Tallahassee. Fla. In January of this ..nn t. wa apnt to Kneland from Trenton, N. J. and participated in the invasion on D-Day. His twin nrum-r. Mearl Esque. who received honorable discharge last September was stationed In New Caledonia before his discharge. He has another brother, Pfc. Darl Esque, now stationed as an M. P. in Alaska with the United State Army Air Corps, who was home on a two-week furlough on Aug. 27. Sergeant Esque is survived by three brothers. Mearl and Ben. Akron, Ohio and Pfc. Darl. U. S. Array Air Corps and five sisters. Mae Crouse, Minneapolis, Minn.; Clarice Lopez. Gary, Ind.: Doris Murphy. Akron. Ohio; Dorcas Funkhonser, Rantoiil. 111., and Helen 8lvola, Phelps, Wis. Memorial services for Staff Ser- . knM A li c 97 In I geant r.pqut? --- Phelps, Wis. Seventh Army Races To Belfort Gap; Solid Battleline Is Formed nnMP. Italv. Armor-paced columns of the U. S. Seventh Army racing north through eastern Krance have r.mtiired the Important rail ana hirrhwjiv town of Besancon. only 47 mUo from the Belfort gap through which the Germans are fleeing into Germany, headquarters announcea today. The fall of the clt-marked an an- vnnne of some 75 miles northeast of the liberated city of Chalon. Junction Iteporls (iroiv nfnn,l.iln rnnri,H nnrilslcd thai the forces of Lieut. Gen. Alexander M. Patch racing northward from the Riviera invasion coast, had efrectea a Junction with the columns of Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton's Third U. S. Army. Reuter's report said the junction had been made at nn unannounced point in east central France near the German frontier. Supremo hcad-f Continued on page SI Yanks Cut Highway In Flanking Move On Gothic Line 5th Forces 6 Miles From Pistoia, Score Steady Gains; 8th at Gemmano ROME, Italy. American forcei advanced today on the communlca Hons center of Pistoia, arrivinr within six miles of the western flan' of the Gothic Lino at Beveral points The highway leading into Pistoin from the south was severed. Germans Slowly Retreat. The Germans fought doggedly bu' gave ground slowly under the stead; punching of Lieut. Gen. Mark W Clark's veteran forces. On the Eighth Army front the story was much the same. The Brit lsh slugged through strong enenr nngftlnim nn a 20-mile battleline aim ed at the Adriatic port of Rimini rp., ,i, nivi,nn Marina, a coasta - on,hrtj!,, nf mmm. insn five miles southeast of Rimin and fought with tanks and infantrj against grim resistance. The Ger mans claimed a heavy toll of Britisl lives. Eighth Moves On Germans Further inland. Eighth Army For cos were within one mile of a strong ly-held Gemmano. The Germans car ried out local withdrawals east am west of the Tiber River, abandonint Mount Faggiolo. which was occupier without opposition. The enemy ap pearing withdrawing from the entir central and western Italian front. North and east of Florence thli withdrawal was very noticeable. In dian troops took tho village of Li Verna. Remain I'mler Attack Klminl Itself was under heavy as sault from land, sea and air. Earl; fall of the port was anticipated. Witl this accomplished, the Allies will bi able to charge into the l'o Vallc; bevond. This would flank the Gothic Lln and would open up a route througl the valley to Bologna and othei points, from which a rear attacl could be launched to the southwes' for a Juncture with American Fiftl Army Forces In the Florence nrea Retiring Charter Exchangite Is Honored by Club Members of the Clinton Exchangr Club bade goodbye yesterday to one of their charter and most faithful members. Dr. W. N. Leeds, who has recently retired as an optometrist and will move to Vincennes. He was one of the group of Clinton business and profession men who organized the club In 1923. Two other charter members. Dr. G. R. McGuire and Dr. W. N. Kelley are sill lactive. With C. M. Poor, first state pre-Bitont nf Fxphanee. Dresiding. the club honored the veteran member with a series of verses composed by Mrs. Dow Mitchell and also presented him with a number of gifts. Those who read verses of the poem were: Rev. C. C. Jordan, Max Rosenblatt. Dr. Kelley, Nick Kara-novich, Harold H. Wisehart, E. C. Boyd, Lee Hain and Louis Lemstra. The poem entitled "Deaconology", briefly sketched Dr. Leeds' life in a humorous way. this de Jected Nazi Bral .it. This Is an official United State. (Intatauoatl) Watch for Insane Centenary Sailor, 19, With US Troops in 5 Major Allied Invasions Home on 30-day leave after a year at Boa, John Lewis Turchl, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Turchl of Centenary, has three Pacific action battle stars and two for action in the European Theater on his cam paign ribbons. Turchl has been In the Navy two years, enlisting Aug. 5, 1942. He is stationed aboard a troop transport and has participated in five major invasions. In November. 1943 Turchi was with the American forces who land ed on North African soil to mark the first major Allied drive against the foe. Tho following July he was with the forces landing on Sicily starting the push onto European soil. Transferred to the Pacific area. the Centenary Bailor was with Ame rican invasion forces in the uiiDert (Continued on Page 2) Men Under 26 To : Fill Draft Quota For Rest of Year WASHINGTON, D. C. Selective service director. Lewis B. Hershey said today It appears there will be sufficient men under 26 years of age" to largely fill draft calls for the remainder of this year which will be approximately 100,000 a month. In a letter to local draft boards, MaJ. Gen. Hershey said requirements ot the, ; armed forces to be furnished by selective service from July 1, 1944 to Jan. 1. 1945 will be approximately 600.000 men 400,- 000 for the balance of this year. Hershey estimated that on July 1 there were 345,000 men under 26 classified In 1-A and available for induction, 80.000 registrants under 30 and 55,000 In the 30-to-37 age group. In addition to these, approximately 37,000 can be made available for induction each month from youths reaching their 18th birthday, providing a total of 690.000 physically acceptable registrants from which to fill the estimated armed forces re quirements. "At the present time it appears that there will be sufficient men under 26 years of age to largely fill the calls for the remainder of 1944," Hershey told the draft boards. "The armed forces desire these younger men. Registrants 26 and over who do not qualify for deferment . . . should readily supply the balance." While the draft chief did not mention the future course f selective service when Germany collapses and America's total military might is swung against Japan, Indications are that draft quotas may continue along the present basis lor some time. v Seventy-five to a hundred thousand draftees a month may be re-iiiofl ntipr tho XnziR are defeated to bring the, navy to peak strength. replace casualties ana reie. ana entitled to demobilization. The navy is said to be some 300.-000 men short of Its planned peak jStrengtn. ed as destroyed and "many" damaged.) (Continuen on page 8) Clinton's Sewage Disposal Plant Now in Operation Sept. 1 Marks Opening Of Sewage Treatnifwt Plant ; Pat Smith To't&TOperator John "Pat" Smith, 418 North Water street, has been appointed to operate the new Clinton sewage disposal plant which went Into operation Sept. 1, Mayor Clarence Wright announced today. The plant, which haB been under construction since 1936, is located on South Main street, between Main and Water streets. A subsidiary pump station is located In the "Soup Bone Hollow" area on North Fourth street, which is linked with the South Main plant. Under the disposal system two types of sewage, sanitary and storm, are divided and provisions are made to carry the storm sewage directly to the river while the sanitary sewage is Bent to diversions chambers. The sewage treated then entering the river in a llauid form. The first provision for the plant was made Dec. 12, 1940 when the city council under former Mayor Clyde M. Zlnk passed an ordinance providing for $158,000 in revenue bonds which was added to a federal grant of $254,110 made in September of the same year, to make a total investment of $312,110. WPA labor was first used until the WPA project was abandoned. The work was partially suspended until an additional federal grant of $31,356, one-half of the amount requested by the present city council under Mayor C. Wright, was made through the Lanham Act. George Shcfflo, Elgin, 111. took over the completion of the plant, having the task of coordinating the vnrk nlreariv done and eettfng the plant into operation. The plant be gan full operation on Sept. l. Cpl. Charles A. McLeish, 22, who has trained as a ball turrent gunner on a Liberator bomber, has arrived in Italy and taken up his duties with a B-24 bombardment squadron. The veteran organization to which he has been assigned is well past the 100-mission mark, and Its crews have dropped thousands of tons of hnmhs nn oil refineries, airdromes. and rail centers in France, Austria. Germany and northern Italy. Before enlisting in the service on Decem-hr 4 1942. Cnl. McLeish was a ma chine operator and lived at 545 South Ninth street, Clinton. U.S.A Sgt. Lamberto Mickelinl, son of Mrs. Mike Mickelinl of 1735 Bayer. Ft. Wayne, Ind. is now serving as a mechanic in the maintenance section of the largest Air Service Command depot in Britain. Before entering the Air Forces in August, 1942 he was employed as a pressman at the Daily Clintonian. Sgt. NEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column. mattoon ill With workers remaining at home to protect their families, authorities today called upon the Office of Civilian uerense, the American Legion, Boy Scouts and similar organizations to assist in itie search for Mattoon's "Mad Anesthetist." Tho plea came as the terror spread by the gas spraying maniac reached such proportions that Mrs. J. Fi-Mallory, president of the Women's Club, the town's leading social organization, announced that evening meetings would have to be cancelled. 17 Persons Attacked At IcaBt 17 persons were known to have been affected by the mysterious, paralyzing gas which the night prowler for nearly a week has bee nsrpaylng into the bedrooms of his sleeping victims through open windows. Executives of the Diesel Co., one of the largest Industries In Mattoon. said they and their 800 employes wero volunteering as vigilantes to protect their fellow townspeople. IK II In Action Cams Icenogle, head of the OCD, responded at once to the request of mule's Attorney William Kidwell for help, placing his entire organization at the disposal of civic authorities. Mrs. Daniel Spohn, USO leader In Mattoon, was disclosed today as one of the recent victiniB 01 me inuiiliicul prowler. She experienced Hie eerie feeling of awakening to find herself nauseated and partially paralysed. I.lko many of the others, she regarded the attack as so fantastic that she hesitated at first to report It to the police. Similar lo Poison Gas Mayor K. E. Richardson, who haB taken personal charge of tho search, snld the army's chemical warfare department In Chicago told him that the reaction of the Mattoon victimB was similar to that of soldiers who have been exposed to poison gaBes which have as base Ingredients picric acid and chloropicrin. The mayor said: "It Is highly possible that the maniac using this gas is a chemist." Tho war workers who remained at home lo guard their families lett no doubt as lo tho terrorist's fate should they sight htm. Typical of (Continued on Page 2) ' diaries C. Glaze Pie at Clinton Hospital Thursday Charles C. Glaze. 44. 1035 Vine Street, died at the Vermillion County Hospital at 11:30 p. m. Thursday, following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Glaze, a former resident of Monieiiiuia, moved to Clinton approximately one year ago. He is survived by the widow. Dora; one daughter. Bessie Janice, eight years, at home: one sister, Mrs. Thomas Suiters. Kingman. Ind. and three brothers. Ernest. Clinton; Darryl. South Hend. Ind. and Harold A., 1'nlled States Navy, San Diego, Calif. The body will be taken to the residence from the Frist Funeral Home : Saturday morning and returned Sun-j day. Funeral services will be held I at 1:10 p. m. at the funeral home. ' Rev. Hubert Verrill. Dana, will officiate and burial will be In Walnut , Grove cemetery. COP Leader Open Two-Day Sckkmhi, To Hoar CamlidaleH INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Gov. Thomas K. Dewey was gnx-HNl by Mayor Itolicrt II. Tymlell nf hull-uiaimlls mimI n group ' Indiana Itepiihllcan leaders today during a lirlef NlofMiver here en mule to IhmiIhvIIIi- where the GUI' nmnl-nre will deliver major rainpalgn fipcwil tnlllglll. FRENCH LICK, Ind. Indiana Republicans opened a two day Mansion during which I hey will honor bolh Ihelr preBldenlliil and vice presidential nominees. ! Gathering In French I.lrk for Ihe two-dny meeting of the Indiana publican Kdltorlal Association, the O. O. P. leaders prepared In Journey to Louisville, Ky., to greet . Gov. Thomas K. Dewey tonight. Tomorrow night Gov. John, W. Bricked will deliver his speech In acceptance of tho vice presidential nomination boforo a banquet of the editors In French Lick. Golf matches and social events occupied tho editors prior to Ihelr departure for Louisville. They will re-turn to Krench Lick late tonight. Some Inkling of Governor Marker's flrBt major campaign speech may be obtained In preliminary talks which ho will make en route to French Lick at midday tomorrow. He will speak at Mitchell, Orleans and Paoll soon arter changing from train to automobile transportation at Mitchell shortly before noon. Governor Brlrker will arrive In French Lick Boon after a luncheon of G. O. P. state candidates, lie will then stake a news conference, attend a meeting ot tho Republican state committee and e reception In honor of Mrs. Brkker. The nominee and Hoosler G. O. P. candidates will be honored at a pub-lie reception following his banquet address, which will be broadcast by four national chains. Leo Kinman, of ShelbyvUlo. association president, will preside at the banquet. George Hulsh. of Kust Chicago, second vice president of the association, will be chalrmun of the reception committee, which will include many congressmen, stale and party officials and other dignitaries. CORRECTION Pfc. Nick Hornaeky. Jr.. 20. who was wounded in France Is the son of Nick Hornaeky, 904 North Seventh street. Mr. Hornaeky has another son. Louis Hornaeky, 19, now aboard a destroyer in the South Pacific. LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomes any news of relatives in the armed services for PHONE 32 . Mickellnf attended Patterson Field Army Tech School. O.8.A. S 2c Clarence E. Peck, husband of Mrs. Elva Peck of Fairview, is now stationed with. the Amphibious Forces at .Norfolk, Va. S 2C Peck says he would like to hear from his friends. His address is U. S. N. R. L. S. T. Group. A. T. B. Camp Bradford, N. O. B. Norfolk, 11, Va. U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sollars of Sycamore street have received word that their son. Lt. Franklin W. Sollars has arrived in England. He is serving as a bombardier on a B-17. Lt. Sollars was stationed at Sioux City. Ia. before being sent overseas. U.S.A. Jasper Ray Sprouls. F. M. 1c has returned to his station at Little Creek, Va. after spending a 14 day leave with his wife and son of South Fourth street. F. M. 1c (Continued On Page S)

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