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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 10687 THE WEATHKK Partly cloudy today. Showers tonight and Tuesday. Cooler Tuesday. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1944. Volume 32 Number 175. u uwyjisiiaiiy 5arl30 Churchill, FDR in Secbrid Quebec Conference Reds Surge Close VioV 1 to Creek Bore each Holland French Boo For Nazi Prisoner Drive Through Weakening Balkans Dijon Falls To French Lines As Runway Shrinks Bclfort Gap Narrows As rounding Allied Armies Close in on Foe.Svvift US Drive Menaces Nazis ROME, Italy. French troops troops today occupied the great railway junction of Dijon In central France and American forces reached the outskirts of Vesoul, reducing still further the enemy's escape gap into Germany. Threaten Force in West Tho swift American advance to the outskirts of Vesoul. which lies 55 miles northeast of Dijon, threatened all German forces fighting to the west of mat region. German forces righting at Rioz. 12 miles north of Besancon. are relieved trapped by the encircling Americans. Strike at (inn Meanwhile, other French forces have struck within 16 miles of Bel- Iff ' ' S'- V:- Ik ;A k" jl; if UANINO OUT FROM CROWDS lining a street in St Mihiel. a French woman jeers at a captured Nad as he Is marched through the town at the poifrt of a pCrtoL 6umal Corps photo. timmatinnt JSDSriGS See Imminent American Invasion of Philippine Islands LONDON Events In the Balkans moved at a fierce pace today as the armies of Marshal Tito's Yugoslav's partisans were reported within 52 miles of a junction with the Red Army while Berlin reported new Russian parachutist landings within Yugoslavia, and still other Soviet forces were pounding toward Mi shores of the Aegean Sea with the liberation of starving Greece appearing as a matter of days., Berlin said that Red A rmy parachutists had landed below, the, Jan-ube River south of the Romanian iron gale fortress of Turnu-S,e,vcrln near areas controlled by ,jjfiyhal Tito. Tito announced today in an order of the day that bis force had captured Zajecar. 62 .miles .south southwest of Turnu-Reverin and rfivc miles from the Bulgarian border. 300,000 Nazis Trapped The fate of some 200.000, Germans In the southern Balkans rap-ip!y was being sealed by the combined operations of the Red army and Marshal Tito's National Liberation Army. Moscow dispatches said it probably would be only a matter of hours before the two forces link- JVr nk,,,, Mountains At the same time. ,erman broadcasts said that Red Army mechanized formations In great strength had traversed the Balkan Mo,lntaing the only real natural harrier in Rulgar a and aner crossing Bulgaria" were plunging toward the Greek shores of the Aegean. Bulgaria Now Center , DNB said the Russians apparently planned to use Bulgaria as a concentration point for Balkan operations. Moscow dispatches said the Bulgarian Army now was apparently co-operating with the Russians. May Plan Yugoslav llrive The German reports of Russian parachute landings in Yugoslavia in- j dicated that the Red Army might be preparing to launch a major 1-! vaslon of Yugoslavia which, sweep- ing across Serbia, would strengthen Marshal Tito's present hold on tne eigrane-;Ni '""" man Army s umj Greece, southern Yugoslavia, Albania and the Aegean islands. Kuss Filter Krasno Meanwhile. Berlin reported major " Red Army ofienslve operations in southern Poland toward Krakow the key to German Silesia ana sum.- ted that Russian tanks had penetrated Into Krasno. 83 miles southeast (Continued on page 6) Mrs. Teresa INaretlo Dies Sunday After Extended Illness Mrs. Teresa Naretto. 59. 724 North Eighth Street, died At be home at 8:15'a. m. sunuay iohow-lng an extended Illness. I. . . She was a member of tbe Llbbla Lodce and the Foresters Loiff, foth. of Clinton-She is survived by one daughter. Mrs. Marie Libel. Clinton, two nieces, two nephews and two cousins. The body was returned to tbe residence from the Frist Funeral Home Monday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. in. Tuesday at the residence. The lodges will ofric-iste and burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery. j i i j Ilf-avy 1. S. aerial smashes apainst the southern end of the Philippine archipelago and It inland guardians to tbe north gave added weight to the imminent invasion of the once American-owned inlands. Japanese exftcctations of the start of major military operations In the area were increased as the measured pace of the American attack increased daily. Continue Air Pounding . American bombers continued to bit Japanese island bases on tbe Pbil- " ippines southern flank. Sjr? fntrnls Fierce Sky Battle Rages Over Germany; Allies In Dutch Territory; Free Luxembourg in New Gains WITH THK rNITF.I) STATES THIRD ARMY IX FRANCE. The Iniled States Third and Sev-enth armies effected a Junction today in the French town of 8oin-bernon. SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force In a desperate effort to save the Nazi homeland from Allied Invasion and do 3truction from the skies, the German air force rose In strength against American air attack today and lost 130 craft In the process. . It was the greatest number of enemy planes ever destroyed over Ger- man territory in a music wj infighting. Patrols in Holland With the city of Luxembourg liberated and British patrols reported across the Dutch frontier on reconnaissance, the Canadian Army opened a full-scale attack on the chan- . ntl port of Le Havre and fresh gains were made by the Allies In the Ardennes forest and the Nancy-Mets . region. ' ' : Indicating that elements of tns United States First Army also have, penetrated Holland, the German, tgenry DNB reported that the Amer-cans were massing "major forcaa" :i the Maastricht Appendix. . yanks Mass Forces l The so-called Maastreicht Appen-lix la the narrow section of Holland ; that lies between the town of MaaiH richt and Aachen in Germany. . . DNB said: "These forces are made up espec-ially of tanks and motorized lnfan-; ry which, according to our recon-..aio.tire have obviously been or-' a n Hi'nee eastward and crash . Aacheji and Eupen, 1J tntles -". . rtx. uth of Aachen. . , Airmen Over Continent In support of these ground acuons hirh built uo toward a general as sault against the Siegfried Line. more than z.iuu Driiu- American olanes plus several hun- dred Ko,.al Air Force heavy bombers ODeratcd against tne European (Continued on pass IKInM Slave Off 1 . w KwailffSl Push: J dI XVW ) .I S. A I T haSO I al IS CHUNGKING C. S. Liberators lombed Kulqntwu In the Important lapanese-beld harbor of Amoy In wuthern China, starting two fires. . Joseph Stilwell announced to- Mitchells bombed ainiems i ---'on. he added. In an air battle over the Salween River in Burma f. S. fighters destroyed five Jap planes. Including .wo bombers, probably destroyed .wo more and damaged eight others. CHUNGKING. China Chines roops. battling desperately against' surging Japanese troops threatening he important rail center of Kewlia 17 a drive nown iw imu.m-.. ii railroad, staved off Jap punches toward the Kwanesi provincial border, in fierce battles today. After capturing the American air-base at Limrling. the Japs were reported in the captured town of Tun-ean. ' mil's from Kwtllln. Ling-ling is only 12 miles from ths Kwangsi frontier. The bulletin said the situation ironnd Tungan. S5 miles southwest 'if lienryang. was unchanged. Tbe '"hiiiese said they still were holding "hanging. 37 miles south of Heng- Gen. Joseph W. Stllwell's headquarters announced that United tlalea heavy bombers sank a Jap-ense desiroyer and a aailinr ship south of Hong Hong on Friday and sank four freighters in the South China sea. Mitchells attacked the Llngllng : airfield in widespreaa operation. which extended from Canton to tne Yangtze. The besieged Japanese garrison at Tencchung now holds only about one-eighth of that Yunnan province -ity and is being compressed into its eastern corner, the Chienae high command announced. American fighters and anti-aircraft batteries shot down two Jan-enese fighters and probably destroyed two others over Paoshan on the Burma road east of the Salween river. Reinforced Japanese units are s-. teninting to relieve their garrison at Lunglina. but the Chinese continue to hold all fortified strong io;nts and advantageous hill positions, it was announced. "Victory Ours" Allied Leaders Say at Parley Tenth War Conference To Map Plans for Defeat Of Japan, Postwar Germany; Military Leaders Attend QUEBEC. Que. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill met for a second time to day on the historic Plains of Abra ham; a confident smile wreathing their countenances and with a interchange -of assurances that "victory Is ours." , The two leaders of . the English-1 ' speaking democracies came to south-1 ; ern Canada for their tenth personal war conference. This time, with Germany near defeat, it was to plan a quick and just as overwhelming a defeat over Japan. "Victory l Everywhere" "Victory Is here victory Is every where." Prime Minister Churchill : told the American President as they , met this morning in Wolfe's Cove. on the St. Lawrence river just below the frowning walls of the old Cita del fortress. President Roosevelt, a Jaunty grin on his countenance, leaned toward the Prime Minister and nodded his head in agreement. Receive Ovation Churchill created a great stir as p'atform'of his train to walk over . .ml vreet President Roosevelt, who , awaited him In an open car. Thej President had received a tremendous ovation from the few hundred who were permitted to come to the land ing at Wolfe's Cove a few moments earlier as he left his train. Canada's Prime Minister. W. I. if-icnxie-Kln went aboard the (Continued on Page 21 No Preparation For War, Gov. Dewey Charges New Deal DES MOINES. la. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey today accused the Roose velt administration, during Its first eight years in office, of doing "ab solutely nothing" to prepare me people of the United States for war. The Republican presidential nominee, at a press conference which followed his arrival at Des Moines, declared that during those eight Tears the administration "now seek ing re-election" failed to act in the face of "all the tremendous forces rising toward war". "After eight years." he said, "we still had a limping, unproductive domestic economy, with 10 million unemployed and absolutely no military preparation fo rthe events it now claims it foresaw. ,Wby. we had an army of only 7S.fl" men!" Oov. Dewey pledged on his arrival In the heart of the middle-western farm belt that, under bis administration-there would be equality for agriculture, nidustry and labor. Before commencing a series of conference with Iowa political. Industrial, agricultural and labor leaders, the' GOP nominee was asked whether he had any comment on the report of War Mobilization Director Byrnes setting forth an Industrial reconversion program to take effect after Germany is defeated. Gov. Dewey said he bad only mud' a preliminary study of the report, but he recalled that be said Is Pittsburg, six weeks ago. that tbe administration was already sis months late with a program.' "Now they are only seven and a half months laie with the Byrne proposal," he said. "It Is suy earnest tope that tbe proposal means action and not just more words because It is very, very late." "Do you mean action along fa lines of tbe report?" He mas asked "That would at least be a start.' was the reply. . Gov. Dewey pointed out that tinted ustry of the country, much of H under government control, cannot be reconverted to a peacetime production basis overnight. "It require long and skilful plan ning." be added, "the like of which has never yet been seen In this administration." The Republican nominee Intimated there were no grounds for difference between him and Wendell Wlllkie as a result of a magazine article statement by the 14 candidate which said that a strong foreign poller and a strong domestic economy are Interdependent. "I have been saying that for years." Gov Dewey said, "and I juf finished saying It in my Loulnllb speech-" Air Force Officer Second Lieutenant William L. Marietta, son of lr. and Mm. John Marietta of lllnckman Street, recently received his wings commission in the I". S. Army Air Forces at the l!ig Siriiig Honihardlcr School. I!i Spring. Tex. Lt. Marietta is a graduate of Clinton High School slid attended Itose Polytechnic Institute Terre Haute, where is was a niemlicr of the A TO fraternity. Canadians Entrenched In Hills North of Nazi-Held Le Havre ' WITH FIRST CANADIAN ARMY, France. Troops of the First Canadian army late yesterday opened an all-out assault on Lc Havre and early today had won high ground northeast and north of the port in heavy fighting. Unnrv mine fields were encoun- tPred in ad(jiiion to shelling from coastai emplacements north of Le Havre . w ,n(0 rj( Sone troops have fOUght their way into the northern ouissirui oi the city itseir. Tne atiaen was pre- ceded by heavy bombardment which began at a: 45 last night. Canadian troops have mopped up' ine enure coai n """'' e b,.fore Uunkirk m bv.a8sd Bridgehead (Enlarge Bridgehead Canadian armored elements con tinued to enlarge their bridceheac across the Ghent canal south o! Bruges. Bruges itself has not been entered. The Germans retreating towardr the Scheldt, fighting d laying action all the way and nowhere is the advance a pushover. Contlnueo on page CI Coal Strikes Hit .West Virginia, 19 Mines Closed PITTSBURGH- West Virginia today bore the brunt of walkouts stemming from the United Mim Workers' drive to gain recoenitioE for suprvisory employe as Bitum inous coal production in western-Pennsylvania fields once again approached normal- ln the West Virginia fields, when 1 more pits were forced to shu: down over the weekend, it was estimated at I'-ast 10.'"0 men were idl with a production loss amounting u more than " tons daily. A total of SI mines are reported closed. In western Pennsylvania, meanwhile, every mine, previously bit b the I'MW drive was back in oier ation. Two pits closed over the week- nd In this field, and both were due . 1,1 iii'ii' - These mines were the Westland pit of the Pittsburgh Coal Company, eimiloving 51 men. and the Poland mine of the Hillman Coal and Coke Company which employs 3"a men producing l.C0 tons daily. Tbf Westland mine workers voted to return o their posts yesterday. Milton Scott Succumbs At St. Bernice Residence Milton Scott. S8. died at the homt of bis daughter. Mrs. Charles Mc-Cauley. St. Bernice. at 9:40 p. m Sunday following an illness of several months. He is survived by the daughter with whom he made his home, eight grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. , fort and arc engaged in bitter fight- ing against Germans defending the gap leading into tbe Black Forest or southwestern Germany. The battle raged near the village of Blamont. 16 miles south of Bel- fort, and 36 airline miles from the German frontier. The French had ' pushed on through the Jura Alps after taking the village of Pont de Riode and St. Hippolyte Yank Drive Toward Americans striking toward Belfort from the southwest had driven a-long the Doubs river to within 24 (Continued on page 6) Indiana Statesman Presses GOP Demands For Pearl Harbor Probe WASHINGTON, D. C. Rep. Forrest A. Harness (Rl Ind., said today he has been reliably informed that Maj. Cen. Walter C. Short is willing to give congess or any other official tribunal "documentary proot clearing him of responsibility" for the Pearl Harbor disaster. In a sieech prepared for bouse delivery. Harness renewed Republican demands that "the truth about earl Harbor" be told before the Nov. 7 election by proceeding with the. trials of General Short and Adm. Husband E. Kimmel. the 1S11 army and navy Pearl Harbor commanders. Harness said he was advised that documentary evidence turned over to the Roberts commission by Short (Continued on Pag Xt Mother of Dr. C. M. Zink Dies at Greencastle, Ind. Mrs. Leona Zink. mother of Dr. C. M. Zink. Clinton physician, died at 9 p. m. Sunday, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Audrid Fleenor. Greencastle. Ind. Mrs. Zink is the widow of the late Robert R. Zink. wbo died on Jan. 4, 1944. She is survived by the daughter with whom she made her home. Dr. Zink: two grandchildren. Mrs. Margaret Cober. Newcastle. Ind. and Mrs. Zink Klein and one greatgrand-son. Clyde Russell Coker, Newcastle. Indiana. Ae Jobn C. Miller, son of Mrs. Mary Miller or Universal. In I. was among tbe group graduat'-d this week from the 21tb AAF Base U-nit at Decatur. Ala. He graduated from Clinton High School prior to entering tbe Army Air Forces. UJS.A. TSgt. George T. Lyons returning from ten months overseas In the European Theatre of Operations will arrive at Camp Atterbury. Ind. prior to visiting his home on North Main street. Clinton. I'.S... Corporal Verlin F. Debolt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Debolt from St. Bernice. is a member of a unit which has received a commendation from Brig. Gen. Jesse C. Auton. Wing Commander for its contribution in aiding an Eight Air Force fighter group to become operational with 11 days after reaching its maud Station in England, announ NEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column. Tokyo reported 30 Yank carrler- based fighters and bombers from a naval task force blasted Mindanao Island, southernmost of the Philip- pines, on Saturday. It added that 1.000 American planes attacked Yap and Paiau Islands, east of tbe Philippines. Thursday, and that more than 700 were over the same targets Friday. Kejiort Formosa Raid Domui reported American planes, flyin-i out of China, raided iormo-, sa. immediately north of the Phil- ippines. Official V.S. Navy reports Saturday said warships and carrier planes raided the Palaus Wednesday. Simultaneously Tokyo said battleships and cruisers shelled Yap. Meanwhile Gen. Douglas MacAr-(CunUGUed on page ) Sgt. William Reed, 'Parke County Man, Killed in Action et. William itussell Reed. 27. husband of Mrs. Irene Heed. Meccs, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Jobn V. Ite-. route one. Kosedale. Ind., was killed in action Aug. 25 In Kngland. according to a l-e(-ram received by the pamnts Monday. Kept. 4. from the 1'nited States War Department. Before entering llle I niled States Arniy be att-udd Hazel liluff grade M-hod and was a graduate of Clinton tilth Scli'xd Willi the class of I". Following graduation be was -aiioed at "he lirooiibank Service Hslioii. on the Terr- Haute Road. I'. S Highway 41 and was also em-ploy-d at the American Bridge ttorfcs. Gary. Ind. Sergeant lieed entered the IT. S. infantry on Kept. 24. 141 and re- eelicd baie 4raining at Camp Walters. Texas and Fort Ord. Calif. On March. 2. 1442 he was sent to Hawaii where lie later transferred to the I'. S. Army Air Corps. He arrived in San Francisco. Calif, on Sept. 2. 143 and was sent to Kees-ler Field. Miss, where he received a SO-day furlough on Oct. 5. 143. Re- eeivlng training in Mississippi he was sent to Los Vegas. Ariz, on Dec. 7 and later to Salt I.ake City. Utah. On Feb. 12. 1!"44 he received a ten-day furlough and reported back to Salt l,ake City. He was then sent to Ardmore. Ok la. and Kearney, Neb. and was sent to England in June of this year. Tbe Last letter from him was received by the parents on Aug. 27. The letter was dated Aug. 16. He is survived by the widow: the parents: one brother. Donald Reed. Gary: the grandparents. Mr. and Slate Police Patrol Maltoon, Six New Gas Attacks Made Maltoon Police Scour Residential Area For Gas-Spraying Madman MATTOON. III. Five squads of Illinois state highway police were ordered into Mattoon today by Chief Harry Yde to aid in tracking down the "Mad Anesthetist" who has terrorized the city for ten days. Ms Sew Attack Six new attacks have been perpetrated by the gas spraying madman. The state police aligned to the city consisted of five squad care carrying two officers each. They were under command of Cajit. Harry Curtis of the Champaign district and will patrol tlie downtown area of Mattoon. ' ... ' This move will leave Mattooa city polk free to concentrate 'on the -iliaued I Hi rase . Charles Nolan, 69, Die al Clinton Hospital Sunday ('bailee Nolan, t. 1!3 North Wa-Ut str-et. di4 at the VermiliuMi t'ountv ll.ii-t'Kal at 12 to a. m. Sunday, lullosiiig an IJJiicmi of two muu in. He ik -uMiw-4 by one brother, Al-lid. Aiid-rtitt mre-t and -w-r-al inC4- aiid iiin-. Tbe biMjj Kan takes) to the Frift Funeral Home where luneral service will be bld at 10 a. m. Tuesday. I'.ev Lolw t-ard will officiate and burial sill be in tipanglers Cemetery, west of Cemetery. Floyd Pearman, 16, Lones Eye in Hunting Accident A h'imine accident Saturday aflernr.n broutlit tragedy to Move I I'esrman. !. of Clinton, when he was struck in the face as a gun was seciduially discharged, causing Die loss of his right eye. The accident occurred as Pear-man and his brother, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Mervln Pearman. were bunting near their home near Dana J on Cliuion route one. Mrs. I'earman rushed the boy to :he Vermillion Coi'nty Hospital where he was given emergency treatment. Tbe eye was lafr removed. He is still in the borpital today rfcere bis condition is described a satisfactory. j LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomes any news of relative in the armed services for PHONE 32 ced recently. The group set a new F.izht Fighter Command when it ..1.1,. . .... p-.pe In romhat In less time than it bad taken any other fighter group to prepare for operational flying. Cpl. Debolt entered the Army Air Force in October. 142. At present be is an aircraft mechanic in a fighter squadron at his station. U.S.A. Seaman secondclass Joe Carrel, son of Mr. and Mrs- Ralph Carrel of Crompton Hill. Is now stationed in Memphis, Tenn. His address is Bks. SJ, X. A. T. T. C. Memphis. U.S.A. PvL Louis D. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Miller of Cayuga and brother of Mrs. Lloyd Wairaven and Miss Josephine Miller, nurses at Vermillion County Hospital, is now stationed at Clover. New Mex. with a B-2 heavy bombardment rroop. Pvt. Miller has been in ser-(Contlnuea on Page t) Mrs. James Eed. C. reensbonrr. Ind.bae. officers of an Eighth AAF Com- and one niece, Leah Reed. '

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