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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHER Showers today and tonight. Partly cloudy Wednesday. Cooler today. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1941. Volume 32 Number 176. in w u UUJ ".- Vim YANK EGG HUNT IN FRANCE Clinton Seaman Has Ringside Seat During Invasion of Southern Fra 1 Army ' Across Allied Airmen Drum at Reich Industry Areas Shattering Raids Strike Rhineland Area as RAF, US Planes Keep Up Steady Blows; Shuttle to Russia Crippling U. S. Air, Sea Attack Hits Philippines Tokyo Reports New Blows In Island Area, Warns of Invasion; Halsey Attack Sinks 50,000 Jap Tons WASHINGTON. D. C. Estimate based on battle reports today placed Japan's shipping losses in the carrier task force strike into the Philippines at upward .of 60,000 Tr ,,v rmrnm, '" i , I Jf - I u-r; W I Y ' - 1 - A A is. I "' t - J : Cs3i J f 1 . Lr i m , " ' .-'.:..:' if ;" ' '-' HOIDINC SIGN reading "Have you any eggs," in French is Pvt. Maury Saunders (right) , Corinth, Miss. His buddy, Pvt. Albert Frank, Burlington, Vt, is enjoying the amused expressions on the faces of the two French girls. Although the method of shopping may be a bit odd, the results are excellent. Signal Corps Badiophoto. international) Japan's Defeat Six Months After Nazi Fall Seen at Quebec Parley QI'EIiEC. Que. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill sat down together today for th"ir first serious discussions in their second Quebec conference to lay plans for approaching peace in Europe and for a war of annihilation against Japan in the Pacific. The master strategy for the defeat of Japan began to take form on the military drafting boards here, as this momentous meeting swung into full stride. JuBt as they took decisive shape at Teheran nine months ago LONDON. England. British-bas ed American an RAF heavy bombers, continuing air strikes which were credited officially with reducing German oil production by Hi per cent aince last May, pounded fuel plants inside the Reich again today. Follow Huge I", ft. Raid Following up the air operations which saw upwards of 2.61)0 Allied aircraft attack the continent this morning. Halifax bombers "i n strength" hit two Nasi oil plants in the Ruhr this afternoon. They ame in the wake or huge formations of U. S. Fortresses and Liberators which blasted five other synthetic and natural fuel plants and other war industries inside Germany. The Hallfaxes, covered by fighters, bombed oil plants at Scbolven-buer and Wanneeickel. Burnt KeieJi Industry Earlier, the fighter-escorted C. S. heavies hit plana at Kuhland, Madgeburg, Hammlnstadt and Mis-burg. The Eighth Airforee bombers also attacked an automobile engine factory near Kiel and a Friedrich- stadt ordnance plant. (Continue" on van SI Russians Launch Forceful Assault' Toward E. Prussia Strong Drive on Eastern Frontier in Making; Bed CrofM to Nan-Held Soil - MOSCOW. Hussia. Russia intensified assaults on the East Prussian border today, smasbine forward ajtainst the German frontier in an effort to match the American penetration into the Iteich proper from the west. Moscow officially disclosed that patrols already had crossed onto Nail soil in a dash west of Kaunas. Lithuania, but withdrew after eath-ering valuable information concerning enemy positions and strength. Karly In-ive into Iteich This action, together with a forceful drive to the vicinity of East Prussia's southeastern border, presaged an early Soviet smash in strength into pre-war German territory-. Russian scouting parties, an official communique said, crossed the Sesuppe river during the night to open fire on a German detachment and collect vital military information. At the same time, strong Red army unite plunged forward south aud southwest of Lomza. German bastion 100 miles northeast of Warsaw. At one point the hard-fighting Rus-( Continued on pace l Milton Scott Kites To Be Held in Dana Chapel Last rites for Milton Kcott. 6. will be held at the Wesley Chapel Church, northwest of Dana at 2 p m. Wednesday. Burial will lie in Wesley Chapel cemetery. Mr. Keott died at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Charles McCauiey. St Bernlre. tiunday night. The body will be taken to the residence from the Frist Funeral Home Tuesday evening. How American and French troops Invaded Southern France on Aug. IS to establish a fourth front against the wavering Nazi Fortress Kurope was graphically described in a letter writtea by Fireman first class Russell M. Helt, son of Morey licit of De Soto street. F 1c Helt. mho has been in the Navy since shortly after Peart Harbor, was aboard the Ordronaux. assigned to knock out the many pillboxes and machine-gun nests along the landing beach. lrovi4c (aiinfirr ltafifirt His letter reads "When American and French troops invaded Southern France ten days ko. the Ordronaux mas assigned the task of providing gunfire support for the first .landings from a position about mtioo yards off the beach. To seaward of us were stationed other destroyers, then cruisers, and finally . battleships, the larger sbips having been assigned to knock out the heaviest coast defense guns seven nine inch and five six inch guns on our area alone. ) Find 700 Rounds "Our job was to take care of the many pill-boxes, and machine gun nests which threatened the landing beach. From 7 a. m. until 3 p. in. we fired our five inchers at these Americans Poised at Siegfried Line, Ready To Crash at Berlin T?C FRONT OF THE SIEGFRIED USE XEAB TRIER, Germany Ad American army stood squarely before the Siegfried Line today, poised Sot a crack through to Berlin. Leas than 2,00 yards awav and clearly -risible to the naked eye stretches a formidable chain of pillboxes. At least 20 could be counted in a four-mile area, while many others doubtless are hidden In wooded patches. XTp to 5 p. m. today, neither side had fired the opening shot in this area. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg frontier ends at this point alone the river. The opposite bank, which has a fiheer-ij- drop, belones to Hit- Jer's Helen nd BOO yards beyond is the first wave of Siegfried Line bunkers. They lay there in the mid-afternoon sun. low-slung and blended into the color and contoure of thf fields and woods. Nevertheless, each looks foreboding and has little dark spots from which German eyes undoubtedly were watching us move about on the Luxembourg hi 11k. The Germans are believed to have ithheld their fire rather than be tray their strength before the batle (Continue!! on page VI Mrs. Julia Malag Dim Today at Klondykf Home Mrs. Julia Malag. 4. died at her residence in Klondyke at 11:45 a. m. today after being in failing health for the paBt two years. A resident of Klondyke for the past 32 years. Mrs. Malag mras a member of the fiacred Heart Church. Clinton, the Polish National Alli ance Lodge, Clinton. Wurvivors include ihe husband, Joseph; three sons, Andrew and John. Chicago and (pi. Joseph Frank, with the U. B. Army in France; tnree aaugnters. sirs, maryi Gozden and Mrs. Helen Volk. Blan-1 ford; and Mrs. Lucille Valerine. Clinton; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild and several broth ers and sister In Poland. The body was taken to the Ka- ranovich funeral home pending the completion of funeral arrangementij Million Bushels tr.. n Cof.toml.or 1 f.,,11. cations pointed to a food produc - lion of lour percent above last .ear, and nine perceat nove any rear prior to lt42. WeMiter Ali-liurtant "A few weeks laoriiM- weather could give the largest aatregate volume of crops this ci'inlry has ever produced." the department said. "Prospects continued to improve during early September and further improvements to be exlected if trosts hold off nntil the large acreage of late planted crops can mature." Wheat production is estimated at one billion 105 million bushels on 1 SeDt. 1. 17 million busiiels lees than ; i I . ; j . , w. .. : iicicii frontier 1 Drive Out of Luxembourg .' Across Line, Move Toward Trier in Speeding March ; Le Havre Falls to Allien NEW VOKK. X. Y. NBC He-orter James Cassidy. broadcasting rom "near the Belgian-German rentier." this afternoon oaoted 'almost incredible reports" coming lack from First Army Forces inrad-ng Germany. Cassidy said that American troops Hissed through "an unnamed tomi omard Trier and instead of resist-in ce met with an oproarous greeting rom German civilians". SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. American armored troops were reported !rom -lght to 10 miles inside Ger-nauy in ovarwhelmlng strength to-iay and steady progress was reported by Allied forces sweeping toward ir through the outer defenses of the Siegfried Line. Three-IroMed Attack The initial penetration of German home soil was made by advance elements of the United States First Army, which struck out in a three-jronged attack from captured Liege it the Belgian-German frontier. These are tbe crack troops eom-nanded by Lieut. Gen. Coutrney H. Hodges. Fort Eben Emael. whose fall to be Germans in 194 marked Adolf iitler's first major victory on tt vestern front, was recaptured and i point four miles south of Maas-riclit reached, itrike lw Km Another column struck due east o capture Eupen, a Belgium town ncorporated Into Hitler's Reich. A third struck to tlie oast and aptured iipn. Imenrlal Gerniaa bead-, luarters in the last war. and then vent on to take Malmedy, nine miles rom the German border. IritHSH Make H ide lent The British Second Army also at-jicked and made m-hat Gen. Dwight t Continues on nm LicsenhoM-er warns Civilians German Army to Ik Bomled SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE en. Itwight D. Eisenhower today varned tiie civilian population of he Ruhr and the Rhineland of the levastating bombing that will be lauded out to the retreating Oer-uan army. In a message issued in German he supreme commander of the Al-ied Expeditionary Forces said: On the 26th of August I addressed a warning to German civilian n the Duchy of Luxembourg, the Tench province of Alsace-Lorraine, md in Germany west of the Rhine, 'he swift advance of the Allied arm-. and ttie disintegration of the ierman armies in the west have irouglit you within the scope of that s'arning- "I am repeating it now to the In-labitants of the Ruhr and the 'iliineland. "The areas in m-hich you live are ilready today in the rear area of military operations. Very soon they may become a theater of war. ' "In view of these facts I am giving you the following marning: "One: The rear communication of the remnants of the German army retreating into Germany will be sub jected to bumbing as devastating a i f jjat which preceded and accompan- ed the Allied campaign in Norman-'iy. Civilians are hereby warned 'hat everyone who lives or works in 'he vicinity of road, railroad and canal communications: of military de-mts. camps and installations, or 'aetories working for the Nasi war iiachine. must trom now on reckon hat they mill not be aaved from high level and low level air attacks it any hour of the day or night. "Two: In particular, emergency jar-marks and fortifications will be areas of special danger. Civilians are warned that all m-ho work on these military targets do o at their own peril. 'To prevent useless civilian casualties all civilians are advised during the coming weeks to evacuate the danger areas enumerated above ana 10 lane reiune in m. . . ..- Bide as far as possible from much areas. "Three: Civilians are further warned that the periietrators of all atrocities committeed against non- I Germans in these areas m-lll be tons. Dispatches from Pacific fleet headquarters said that small Jap hips and sampan and C8 enemy planes were destroyed or crippled when Admiral William F. Halsey. Jr., sent his mighty new third fleet Into action for the first time. One Jap convoy of JS2 loaded coastal eargo vessels and 20 sampans were wiped out by the guns and planes of Halsey' fleet in the Mindanao area. Fresh raids against military targets in the Jap-occupied Philippines by American carrier-based aircraft were reported today by the Tokyo radio. The Nipponese transmitter, a few hours after an official communique from Pearl Harbor revealed assaults by airplanes and warships againBt Jap defenses and enemy shipping at Mindanao, southernmost of the Philippines, said that "about 130 carrier-based planes" attacked the central Philippines. The Tokyo broadcast, recorded by the FCC. aaid that the newest attacks were carried out Sunday, Japanese time. The official announcement from Pearl Harbor reported action which occurred last Friday when units of Admiral William F. Halsey'a Third Fleet destroyed or knocked out of action 9 Jap ships, Sampans and other craft and carrier-based planes mashed or severely damaged at least S8 Nip planes. (Continued on page 6) House Absenteeism Brings Deadlock In Post M ar Bi 1 1 s WASHINGTON. D. C. Lack of a quorum In the house, with scores of members absent canipalging. threatened today to prevent speedy enactment of postwar demobilization and reconversion legistlation. Senate and bouse conferees were apparently hopelessly deadlocked over two Important issues In the George bill, with the senators demanding a roll call in the bouse on the disputed points. The senate conferees, headed by Sen. George (D) Ga., informed their house colleagues that they would not recede from their demands for postwar unemployment compensation for government employes and travel assistance for stranded war workers without a house vote on the disputed points. House conferees said no roll call could be taken In the house due to the absence of a quorum and one angry senator remarked that "no Cham proceeding with only a few congressmen voting would satisfy us." Democratic and Republican lead era Indicated they may be forced to send out a summons to absent house members to return in ordei to save the George bill from defeat The senate conferees intimated they would be prepared to give "in on the two disputed points if tin house showed by a "truly representative vote" thit it waB still opposed. The senate conferees gave their house colleagues until this afternoon to reach a decision on what action to take. A preliminary meeting of the seven congressmen war called in the office of Hep. Dough-ton (D) N. C, chairman of tin bouse conferees. "We broke up." admitted Rep. Knutson (Rl Minn., leader or the house Republican conterees after the Joint session. "We're deadlocked and the bill might have to go over until mid-November." Democratic leaders indicated however, that they would Tecall absent members to Washington rather than permit congress to recess ur.ti after the November 7 election 1 out sending the measure to White House. it li the Lions Clnb to See Movies At Meeting Wednesday The Lions flub -will meet at , ::t" p. m. Wednesday at Antonini s Res-j tanrant, Kosroe Poland announce I today. Moving picltires dealing with th development of synthetic rubber will ' be shown during the meeting jdl members are urged to attend F 1c ltuaHI W. Heit strong points over rounds in :alL Once we went in to leas than 3,- Continued on Far 1 US Seventh Army Tanks Smash To Seal Escape Cap Drive Past Junction Wtuh 3rd ITS Toward Belfort; French Fan Out of Dijon HOME. Italy. American Seveufl Army Forcjs which smashed north m-ard through France from the lii viera to join forces with the Thin Army preparatory to au nBsault 01 the German igried l,ine maintain ed their rapid advance today am sent tank units crashing into th outskirts of Vesoul. midway betweei DiioQ and Belfort. Advance 14 Mile French troops which liberated th' vital communications cenli r of Itijoi dashed northward a distance of 1 miles to reati the town of Is-Kur Tille. Advanced headquarters of Lieut Gen. Alexander M. J'atch reporter that his Yank units mere continuing their rapid race northward from till 4Contlnueo on page BI Raymond I)oan,23, Killed in Action In South Pacific 2c Raymond Uoan. 23. busbani of Mrs. Lena Uoan, Clinton and soi of Mr. and Mrs. liay Uoan. 15 South Eleventh Mreet. was killed it action Sept. i somewhere in tin Sou lii Pacific, according to a tele gram received by ttie parents Katur day. Bept. . Before entering the t'nited Htate Navy he attended Crotupton Hil tirade K'iil and Clinton Higl School. He was employed at the X a bash Itiver Ordnance Plant and th' Chicago-Milwaukee liailroad. He entered the U. Navy o! April 27. 1914 and received boo training at t.reat 1-aKes. in., an' Kloeluak,r Calif, and was sen overseas in July of this year. The parents received a letter trnm lliln tnjB murning stating that he was on a ship somewnere in in. Kniitli Pacific. The letter was dated Kent. 4. two days prior to his death Mr. and Mrs Doan have two other sons, serving in the armed forces K 2 c Pearl Doan. United Ktates Navy. Shoemaker, talil. anu i i Earl Ixinti. t'nited males Army, now stationed in Alaska. lie idea tin wife and parent Doan is Biirvned by two sons. Michael ltay. three years and Robert Al leu. eiiht months; six brothers I'e-.rl and J.rirl. iHitll In the armed fore.; Kenneth and Freddie, both at borne: Arth ir and Donald, both of West Clinton ana Aiiri, inn-boi.iui.il. III.: three sisters. Mrs Mary Hales. Terre Haute, hid.; Mist Carmelita Doana and Patty Ann Doan. both at home: several aunts uncles. coUfcins aud neices and nephews. Infant Grandson of Local Woman Diet in Chicago Funeral services for Ricuard Le Vunro. inlant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard I.ee Munro. Chicago. 111., and grandson of Mrs. Koi.hia Delicii. Clinton wre held at the Karanovicli f-un,.raj Home at 4 p m. today. The in.an, rii! fli the Wesler Memorial : u .......... i in ft,. ......... Hr mnra. for smashing Germany's military stranglehold on Continental Europe. Ms Months After tiemuuty The "unconditional surrender" of Japan within six mouths aftr the collapse of Germany was the primary objective as the two Allied leaders closeted themselves with their supreme military advisers behind the grim gray walls of Canada's Citadel fortress. The rapid crumbling of Hitler's once mighty military machine in Europe together with the lightning-like pace of the re-conquest of the Pacific have led Allied leaders to the belief that a victory over Japan j Is now possible by next spring It not before. Mam Military Mreiigth The major problem before the two leaders as they settled down to work was the massing of Allied air. naval and land might in the Far East in . the same overwhelming strength that has brought them in three short mouths to Germany's frontiers. i An integral factor in this problem ! is the transferring of great forces! now massed in the European theater of war half way around the world to where they can be brought to bear against Japan's mainland army. At the same time the minds of Mr. Roosevelt and Churchill turned naturally to the probability of victory over Germany before the end of the year, with a defeated Germany dealing with a defeated Germany and of restoring the countries shattered by Nazi conquest that are entailed. (Continued on Pace I) Malloon Police Eve Youn" Chemist Ak Ga Maniac" MATTOON. 111. A younc amateur chemifit liae been placed undr surveillance in the id espread search for Mat toon's "pas maniac" who lias terrorized the city by a series of attacks, authorities Raid today. They permitted the revelation, although 6ayiE they were not ready to make an arrant, in an effort to stem a wave of maw hysteria which they said the regarded an more da-eerout than the pat prowler "is attacks. Police Commissioner Thomag V. Wright pointed out that seven more -alls, mostly from women who believed they had een the prowler, were received durine the nijrht. In only one instance was there evidence of an attempted attack. Most of the others were due to overwrought ners, doctors who examined the supposed victims said. The man tinder suspicion, police said. lives in the section of town in which most of the attacks occurred and is described as brilliant but eccentric. The rrowler be:an his attacks the i nijrht of fftept. 1 and has repeated : rhetn almost nijrhtly. sprayine a I "sick, smeish" eas through open i Allied Ground, Sea Force Unleash Huge Drive on Gothic Line ROME, Italy. The Allied Fifth and Eighth Armies in Italy loosed joint offensives today against the German-held Gothic Line. With Allied Naval Force increasing shelling operations against German positions along both the Adriatic and Riviera coasts, the Allied ground forces started an uphill bat- t(e , crush the Gothic Line. wide ttcale Front American. British and other Allied units were in contact with Nazi gar- rjBons on a far flung front, British Naval units poured 600 rounds of shells into the Adriatic (Continued on Pace 2) ,, -T ,Ol Ole SWCCpS , . -!-, 3IamC, DOMTl CIO BaCKCtl I JcmOCratS AI'Gl'FTA. Me. Maine Republicans hailed today their steamroller state election victories over Democratic and OlO-endorspd candidates as a harbinger of the outcome of the presidential ejection in November. The nation's first state contest, traditionally regarded as a political weather vane in a year of presidential election, gave senate president Horace A. Hildreth the lamest plurality for the off.ee of governor In 1C years. The vote, with all but four precincts in. was Hildreth, 123.5C8 to 4.39 for Paul J. Jullien, Uemo-cratic candidate. The result, said Hildreth, was "a hopeful sitrn for the future in both the state and nation." The CIO. makinti its strongest bid in the heavily industrialised first concreesional district, embracing the city of Portland, was crushincly repudiated by the voters. Republican coneressman Robert Hal was carried to a third term on a tide of 4.0. fi7! votes, with all but two precincts reporting. Andrew J. Pettis, Portland shipyard union president and Iemocratic nominee, received 2U.1A4. In the second district conrress-woman Margaret Chase tmith easily won a third term over another Democratic and ClO-backed candidate. David H. Staples, a railroad unionist. DALLAS. Tex. A bitter fight was foreseen in today's state Democratic convention over the proposal to place on the Nov. 7 ballot the names of two sets of Democratic e-lectore. one favoring the reelection of President Roosevelt and the other largely opposing It. Gov. Coke Stevenson, who recently usrreted the move as a compromise between the warrin factions of the party, aaid he was prepared to pre- Rains Increase Prospective Midwest Wheat Crop by 172 WASHINGTON'. V. C. The Department of Agriculture announced today that August rains in the mid-m-est added 172 million bushels to the prospective 144 corn crop. The improvement brought the estimated production to three billion. 100 million bushels. This would be second only to the record set in 1942. and would exceed the 1X1 crop by about 25 million bushels 732 million bushels abote the 10 year average. An average yield of 31-6 bushels an acre was indicated on Sept. 1. compared with 32.5 bushels last year and a 10 year average of 2o.s. Corn acreage for harvest this year is the largest since 13. Damage hi- lha Jnlv rfrniirhl in Ohio river .u .. ...nn. ..'b-bc fmwnii An Aue. 1 but still t he bedroom windows upon Ins slep-1 sent the proposal to the convention inz tietims. Most of tnone aftcted in it of the fact certain pro up in reported thy wre nauseated and both factions were axainst it. partially paralyzd for a short time; Which faction was in control of hr the fume. 'the convention could not be told un-Krore have report, such at- til tn-re was a tst vote, but both tacks, but police doubted if more fides made adrane1 clnimp of harinp than ST were genuine. . majority. checked by the August rains. i largest crop on record, the report I inf. j brought to trial foT their crimes Ev- At the same time the department : aaid. j Besides the parents and grand-. irienee as to these crimes will be said wet weather at harvest time j It was the second billion-bushel mmtir the infant is survived by the adopted by the Allied Judicial -caused some o of wrest in th crop In I' s. history, and tonius" ; crandparem in Pennsylvania and i thnrities from German and non-Ger-Dakotaa. 1 (Continued on l'ag 2) I three aunts. man m Unesees."

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