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THE DAILY GLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Mailed la Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHER Partly cloudy toduy, tonight and Satur day. Not much change in temperature. CLINTON, INDIANA, FKIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1944. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 Number 179. nrnnnn irlnlll Uul LZ3U HOW DRIVES PERIL NAZI INDUSTRY American Trot Ang Past 10-Mile Gap in YSt Nancy Garrison Fails Soviets Massed Before Warsaw, Guns Shell City Polish Capital in Flames As Russians Ready Final Assault; Huge New Drive In Baltic Area Reported I,OMMWS' The ltt-d Army, employing 40 divisions, li a h launched n jietv offensive against the (.emmus in' the Baltic area, the Nazi agency VSIS reported Twin Attacks Strike at Jap Inner Defenses Army, Marine Men Swarm Ashore on Palau as Gen. M'Arthur Hits Halmahera; Philippines - 300 Miles PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. linked States army and marine assault forces, attacking in waves behind merciless aerial one sea bombardments, crashed ashore today a-gainst Jap island bastions of the Palau group 600 miles from the Philippines in an intensified campaign aimed at early liberation of the Filipinos from Jap domination. The initial assault units, put a-shore under the direction of Admiral William F. Halsey, secured beachheads in bittor fighting against fierce Nipponese opposition. Ma Arthur Invaclin llulnuiliera (The smash into the Palau group came simultaneously with a landing 5.HAN0VER L0ND0N-sfcSSe BRUNSWICK otKur -V"- '"tV COlOGNE gwciuis or.ViicoBiENZ iglgEPPE ffi GERMANY IHtRB'OURO iSSl FRANKFORT '. 4 METZ?---- . NUREMBERG' v PARIS nancyuttgart- I Tfrance ' 7 iSfC NETH.f Jf (-GERMANY by ampniuious iorces unaer personal .cording , a HHl8lnki dispatch to command of Gen. Douglas MacArth- sto;kholm repurted today by Reut-ur In the Halmahera Island group ' spearheading the orue uaca to me Philippines, the macArtuur inra;M) the Finnish action to repel il are I ARROWS IN LOWER MAP show how two key Allied drives swing (A) across the Netherlands above the Siegfried Line toward the heart of the Nazi Industrial areas north of Cologne, while (B) the drive through Aachen aims directly at Cologne and perils war production zones. In upper map the large circle gives a close-up ot important manufacturing centers toward which the drives aim while black stars in small circle Indicate key objectives In France which either are well in band or have been taken. (International) FR, Churchill Continue Postwar Plans; Pacific War Strategy Outlined QUEBEC, Que. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill A, Wall; Key to French Smashing U. S. Column Moves Deep in Reich Troops, Armor Drive Into Germany Over Break In Siegfried Line; FFI Takes Nancy; Aachen Fall Nears Kt'l'HEMK HEADQUARTERS, Allied Kxpeditionary Force. American troopB plunged deeper inside the Reicli than ever before today when they ripped through a seg- : ment of the Westwall 10 miles deep hy four miles wide and Bent armored and infantry unts rolling through, i the gap. The smashing drive was reported I in a frontline dispatch by International News Service staff correspon- i dent Pierre J. Huss, datolined in- i side the Siegfried Line north of Tri er. The break was achieved by 3:30 p. m. t!):30 a. m. EWT), Huss reported. . , i'l'I 'Jake City Only a short while before, the liberation of Nancy, capital of Lorraine and key point in enemy dofen-ses.Hest of the Siegfried Line, waa announced by French General Pierre Joseph Koenig. He credited its occupation to French forces of the Interior and, in a subsequent statement also announcing the capture of Nancy, u. S. Third Army headquarters did not Male w hot bar Am-rican troops were directly involved in its occupation. An official French communique said: "yesterday, the 14th of September? the FFI of. ;Nancy opened the (Coutinued'on Page ) , ta '-, Lawn of War Told , To Exehangite?. iy iuapi. riKiier Urulal and violent as Is far, it ia fought under a very definite eotf" of international law, which, generally speaking, is followed by all of the warring nations, including Japan. It was this international law that furnished the basis for an unusually interesting talk given before the Clinton Exchange club yesterday by Capt. Frank Fisher, past president of the group and former Vermillion co unty i) rosec u tor, who recen t ly completed a course of instruction at the judge advocate general achool at Ann Arbor, Mich. Army law is, however, quite different from civil law and more concerned with a fair solution of the problem at hand than with merely following precedent. International law is constantly changing to a small extent. It is largely because of the vast difference in living standarda that thc Japanese are accused of so greatly mistreating prisoners, the officer said. Under international law ahe is bound to give prisoners the same treatment sho gives her own sol diers, but Japanese Boldiers get such rations and endure such hard- ""Uw Uiat the treatment seems bru- al to Americans. Conditions in Ja panese prisons are on the same low U'mI and Japanese nationals are badly treated in their own prisons. Tltere have been very few coin-plaints with German treatment of prisoners and in most respects she has scrupulously observed international law. Every nation lives up to the code through fear of reprisals ut-ainst its own prisoners of war if it does not, he explained. In concluding his talk Captain Fisher gave an explanation of the duties and protection given civilians in occupied countries during war and discussed property rights under the same conditions. J?d Cross Workers Attend Indiana Chapter Institute Mrs. Tom Salmond, Clinton, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold O'Donneil. Cayuga are attending a Red Cross Chapter institute in Indianapolis this week as representatives of the Vermillion County Red Cross chapter. Several other Red Cross workers attended meetings in the capital Wednesday including Mrs. Mark Nebeker, canteen chairman. Mrs. L. J. Lemstra, county volunteer services chairman, and Mrs. W. X. Kelly, motor corps chairman. 'of A.N EIGHTH AAF FIGHTER STATION, Knglaud. Ail aircraft linechief in a Musiaiig lighter squadron is the overseas was assignment of William ii. Kutch, Clinton, Intl., who has been promoted (ruin the rank of Technical Sgt. to that of Master Sgt.. the highest non-coiiiiuissioiied grade in thc Army. Twenty-two year old son of Mr. anil Mis. Andrew A. Kiiteh, Clinton, Ind., MSgt. fillteb is the number one aircraft mechanic In charge of the inailUenance of the high altitude Mustangs ill one squadron of tin' crack group led by Col. Avelin I. Tacon, which lias (Icittroycd more than 150 Nazi aircraft. Canadians Launch Attack on Rrrnini, GotMe Strongpoirif Storm AbrosftJttvpr, Jo Slash at Nazi Airport ;" '" U.S. Stli Meets Opposition RO.Mi:, Italy. Allied lioliili-ei-.H, M;ct'l tliiee enemy airdromes, crammed with lranKrt planes, and a Milmiarine liase, all near Alliens, hy daylight toilay on the heels of an K.W tlight bsnuuII which wrecked .a,i aircraft, le-lievcil used for evacuation ui-k-se, grounded at the same dromes. ROME, Italy. Canadian troops of the Allied Eighth Army in Italy loosed an assault toilay against the Nazi-held Itiiniiii airlield on the Ad riatic coast alter sloruiing across the Marano River to establish a bridgehead. i Heavy fightinT was in progress In . the bridgehead area as the Cana dians stnt tanks and infantry into. the assault against the airfield two , nilies from the Adriatic. j ' (Continued on page 6 1 s Nineteen Kentucky, W. Virginia Mines" Under FDR Control WASHINGTON, O. C. resident Koosevelt today ordered Secre tary of Interior Ickes to take over fU"d operate 19 strike-bound mines loperaled by Hi companies pioduc- Iug bit uiiiinoti.1 coal in Kentucky and West Virginia. The mines have been st riko- bound since Sept. it, resulting from demands for union organization by group of 300 supervisory empioy-lees. The mines in question were pro ducing 3a.uno tons of coal daily be-p fore the strike. Today's action was a continuance of the series of seizures which began Aug. 31- Since that lime, and in-t eluding the .seizures today, the in-, terior Department has taken over 64 mines operated by 34 companies in the four-state bituminous coal area. All 64 mines now being operated by the government have a normal production rate of 128. o0 tons daily and total employment of 22.470. Though the striking supervisors represent only about lour per cent of the total employees, their action has crippled production for the mines as a whole. The President's action was taken on recommendation of Lloyd K. Garrison, public member of i he War Labor Board. Garrison pointed out that the WLB had ordered termination of the strikes in the nineteen mines on Sept. 9 and 11. but "there has been no compliance with these orders.'' . Promoted to Top Sergeant 4 . 3 1 $ s f ' f Y. Nazis, Finland At War; Enemy Invades Island Germans Attempt Capture Of Hogland as Deadline Set for Evacuation Ends; Battle for Bridgehead LONDON, England. --''4Tnland j and Germany are regarded as being 1 at war as a result of a Nazi invasion j assault during the night against the island of Hogland (Huursaarit The Gorman al(ack on Hogland 1 rpf!arued in thc Finnish capital as i meanjg that a state of war exists j between Finland and Germany, the l rlisnatch said. Mines, Hliijiy Lost The Germans lost nine ships sunk or set afire by the Finns but suc ceeded in establishing a beachhead j where fighting was still reported in i progress. ! The German Invasion assault waB reported in a communique by the I Finish high command. The clash on Hoglarid began after a German officer landed on the islaud and demanded that the Finnish commander surrender the island In the Gulf of Finland to the German forces. Land During Negotiations The demand met with flaf refusal j but while the talks were In progress German naval units began landing troops at various points. The Germans were repelled at all points except one where a bridge-tContinuen on Paftb ft) Democrat Editors Launch Indiana Election Campaign FRENCH LICK, Ind. The Indiana Democratic election compaign was opened formally today as members of the Indiana Democractic Editorial Association and party leaders gathered in French Lick for a two day session. Hugh A. Barnhart, of Rochester, general chairman, said that a capacity attendance of 800 was assured. Despite a determined Republican oratorical offensive during the past two months, the Hoosier Democrats have been withholding their fire, but their campaign will be waged vigorously from now until election time, party chiefs asserted. Democratic leaders who arrived early expressed confidence that the 1942 G. O. P. majority of'l25,0Uu votes would be upset because President Roosevelt will head the ticket and in view of the strength of Governor Henry F. Schricker and Sena tor Samuel I). Jackson, senatorial and gubt-rnatorial nominees, respectively. They are banking heavily on a formidable labor vote in the industrial counties of Marion, Lak, St. Joseph, Vandeuburgh and Madison. The conferees discounted the Re J!L publican swet'p in Maine bee the lightness of the vote. Privately, the party chiefs expressed the opinion that their best chances to add congresHioiial strtngt h are In the third, newulh and eighth districts, uow jt-preM-nted by Republican. They sitid I hey were confident they would retain the Democratic congretihuien in the first and eleventh districts. Governor Schrlcker and Senator Jackson, who will be the headline speakers at tomorrow night's banquet, also will speak briefly at an editor's breakfast tomorrow morning. Others who will talk are Cornelius O'Brien, short term senatorial nominee, and Floyd J. Hemmer, candidate for lieutenant governor, Russell Wise, of Union City, will preside. Wray S. Fleming, counsel for the Hoosier State Press Association, will lead a business session following the breakfast. Fred F Bays, Democra-will preside at a state committee meeting afterwards, district meetings and a formal reception tor state candidates are scheduled for the afteraoon. Five Indiana radio stations will broadcast the banquet addresses of Governor Schricker and Senator jacknon from 8:30 p. m. until 9 p. m. , I la j i I ' will bring" their Japanese war atra-J tegy planning at the Quebec confer- ence to a conclusion tomorrow morning, but further conversations may proceed between the two Allied leaders elsewhere before Mr. Churchill returns to Britain. The hint of further talks between Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill was injected into the conference this morning when presidential secretary Stephen T. Early announced that today was the closing session of the meeting and the President and Prime Minister would conclude their talks in Quebec by noon tomorrow. Quebec Talks Knd "You may say that their conferences in Quebec will be concluded t Continued on page 3) Koscoe Harrison Dies At Kockville Home Saturday Funeral services for Roscoe Harrison. 08, Rockville, were held at the residence, at 2 p. in. Monday. Rev. R. Richmond Blake officiated and burial was In Rockville cemetery. Mr. Harrison died at the home of his brother and sister, Byron and Haael Harrison of Rockville, at 8 a. ni. Saturday following an Illness of several months. He is the Bon of W. P. and Etta Harrison and spent his entire life iyi Parke County. He Is survived by two sons. Joe and Ralph, V. S. Armed Forces In England; four brothers. Claylon. Clarence and Byron Harrison, all of Rockville and Harold Harrison. South Bend; and one sister, Miss Hazel Harrison, Rockville. MOSCOW, Russia. Heavy Soviet artillery barrages blasted the streets of Warsaw today as Russian forces massed for a frontal assault j on the burning Polish capital. ' Front linos reports reaching Mus-' -cow described a thunderous duel bc-,' -twecn giant Soviet field guns and the Nazi batteries inside Warsaw's f fortifications. . Uburation Imminent Liberation of the city appeared imminent with Ited army troops and a Polish assault force smashing into tho suburbs and occupying the fortress town of Praga on the east bank of the Vistula river. The Russian communique listed eleven other villages In the Warsaw area as having been taken, and revealed that Praga was "carried by storm." (Germans are planning to evacuate Warsaw, according to Stockholm sources quoted by an NBC correspondent.) Advance Along Front As sledge hammer blows continued to batter the war-torn Polish capital, other Russian forces carried out new advances along the long eastern front from the vicinity of Lomza in northern Poland down to the Transylavania area. Describing the fighting at War-Baw, the Moscow communique revealed that Praga fell only after Continued on Page It WLB Findings To Open Way lo Wage, Scale Revisions ' ' J WASHINGTON, D. C. Upward revision of the wartime "little steel" wage freeze appeared in prospect today to offset decreased earnings after reconversion and to maintain mass purchasing power. A 600-page report by the War La bor Board steel panel laid the basis for such action and its justification by the administration as a means of simulating postwar buying, production and employment. Culminating six months of hearings on the demands of the CIO steel on the demands of the CIO steel workers for a 17 cent hourly pay boost, spearhead of labor's long fight to smash the stabilization yardstick, the six-man panel found: 1. The bureau of labor statistics index Is inadequate as a measure of the increase in the cost of living which actually has risen at least 10 to 15 percent above the 15 percent ' pay adjustment provided by the "little steel" formula. 2. Compensation to workers for increases in tho cost of living has been limited to increases occurring between January, 1941, and May, 1942. There is no evidence that congress or the President intended that subsequent cost of living increases should not be considered. 3. The industry can afford the Increase without reducing Us profits below the 193U-39 level. 4. The Inflationary risks of a wage increase is now lessened and "appears to be more than offset by the possibility of decreased earnings in the approaching period of reconversion and the increase in supply of civilian goods." The full War Labor Board will begin hearings Sepl. 26 on the question of recommending revision of the wage freeze to President Roosevelt. The board's conclusions are unlikely to reach the White House until late In October or early November, making presidential action doubtful until after the election. William Hayworth, Former Local Man, Dies in Florida William H. Hayworth. 5:1. Tampa. Fla., former resident of Tniversal. died in Florida. Sunday. Sept. 3. Mr. Hayworth was born Sept. 12, 1881 In Terre Haute and was later employed as mechanic in the Bunsen No. Four and Five mines. In 1929 he left Bunsen for Lynch, Ky.. where ', he was employed as outside top sup-t crintendent until 1940. Due to ill health he retired in 1941 and moved to Florida where he died. He is survived by the widow; oup eon, Harold Kingport. Tenn. and three daughters. Thelma Cilliani, Jacksonville. Fla.. Mary Earner Mi-Council, New York and Myrtle J'ur-cell, Kankakee, 111. . I secured positions against sngui op - position only 300 miles from the Philippines. ( t ne twin invasions oi i-uiuu Halmahera, the former to the south and the latter to the east, constituted prongs of a vast pincers assault aimed at the Philippines. (The Tokyo radio, the FCC said, reported that the first blow by the Palau Invasion forces was struck a-gainst the southwestern coast of Peleliu Island, at the southern end of the Palau chain and asserted that the thrust was "completely repulsed.") I Week-I,on rioftenlng I ji i lie ruidu uiiiuiMfo ium.. . ter Admiral Halsey's powerful Third (Continued on page 6) u .r0nv I .pQVlMS 1IUI I lLdllC 1-iCtlVCO Path of Destruction Along East Coast 17 Dead, 30 Million In Property Damage Loss As Gale Whips Atlantic Area The worst hurricane since 1938 roared out to Bea early today after leaving In its wake between Cape Hatteras, N. C. and Portland. Me. at least 17 persons dead and a trail of destruction estimated at $30,000.-000. Gradually diminishing In Intensity after more than 1.000 miles of ferocious wind and rain battering, the storm veered out to sea north of Portsmouth. N. H. Winds of over loo miles per hour intensity buffeted homes and property, felled trees and wires and destroyed many hundreds of cottages along the shoreline. Warnings Save Lives Mobilization of all defenses against the hurricane prevented a repetition of the tragic storm of Sepl. 21, 1938. which lashed New England, took lion lives and caused damage estimated at $500,000,000. Thirteen of the 17 deaths reported occurred in greater New York. Three deaths occurred 111 New England. The Weather Bureau announced that all storm warnings along the IConlinueu on page 6) Barbee. With the rest of the team relatively new to the gridiron, tonight's game will be the first test for the Bquad. The Parisians, under the mentor-ship of E. Wr. Eveland, present a husky line and a strong backfield. Tonights match is the first game the two teams have played for several years. Although several of the posts re mained in doubt, Mccooi assigned ) Flyer Crash Claims 26 Airmen; Three Train Crew Killed 15th AAF Veterans Die In C and E I Collision; ' . ( i Officials Seek Cause,, , TERRE. HATK," Ind. With 20 veterans of the 15th Army Air Force, home from bombing missions over Europe, listed as dead because of a headon collision of two Chlca-i go and Eastern Illinois trains yes-I terday north of Terre Haute, the fa-I tality toll of the tragedy stood, to-i day at 29. Three members of the crew of the Dixie Flyer, which collided wllh a mail and express train, were killed also. Army officials declined to release the name of the 26th military victim until his next of kin had been notified, but added to the dead the name of Tech. Sgt. Edward C. Cil-lan, of Dixon, 111., previously reported as critically injured. Sgt. Gillan's parents were at his bedside when he died early today in a Ter re Haute hospital. In I S for MmtJi All of the dead airmen were vet erans of the 15th Air Force who fiad returned to tho United States only 30 days ago after completing from 40 to 60 missions in fighter bombers over Europe. (Continued on page 1) j Railroad Traffic Is Resinned Here After Train Wreek Mail service in Clinton. Inter rupted yesterday when rail traffic temporarily slowed because of the C and E I Flyer-mail train collision north of Terre Haute early yesterday morning, was resumed today. Ily-pass rails have been built around the scene of the wreck where workmen are still clearing tangled rails and cars from the tracks. Rail tracks for a distance of loll yards on each side of the collision were torn and twisted by the impact of the crash. Nearly 2(10 uninjured passengers aboard the wrecked train were rerouted through Clinton and Cayuga to continue their journey south. The Flyer is the crack Chicago-Miami streamliner of the C and E I line. Clinton Red Cross workers aided in caring for the passengers brought here yesterday. I'nder the direction of Mrs. Mark Nebeker. chairman of the canteen corps, ten women aided in serving breakfast to the group. The Flyer had passed through Clinton shortly before the fatal wreck St. Bernice, Fairview Drivers Get Tickets Mary Ditto. St. Bernice and Mary Peka. Fairview were both given $2 traflic tickets in city court Thursday. Sept. 1 5. following arrest by ity polire for parking on the Clinton Wildcats Open 1944 Grid Season Against Paris Here Tonight Clinlon Ilish School's gridiron Wildcats will make llitir 1944 debut umiKlu wlien they meet the l'aris Tiger under the lights ot yportiaud 1'urk Stadium at 8 p. m. Under the leadership of Coach U. h. Gunuy McCool, tel. Clinton charges will test their practically veteran-leas crew against an equally untried Paris eleven. With the kick-off scheduled for 8 a. m. sharp the probable lineup for the two teams stands as: CMXTOX PAULS Foster KE Owens orlin KT Waymire Itarbe KG Englum Glover C ItofcenlMTtf (.ilinan lAi Henn Graham I-T Perry Cirey I-E Cyehol M. Itelnei-io OH Tail I. iieinerto H li CaHJ Knrietta Hit W. Steidl 'urry fchlrwlKe Officials for the game are R. El liott. Cleon Reynolds and Lowell Willis. "A leap "in the dark'' game I? scheduled in the Clinton-Paris meet tonight since it marks the season opener for both teams. Clinton's crew boasts five letter-men Sam Curry. Don Reinerio. Jack! Oilman, Pick Ulover and Gilbert his Btartmg itneup ior tonigni wun;tic Btate chairman either Foster or Kusseii at ngnt end; Povlin, right tackle; Barbee, right guard; Clover, center: Gilman. left guard; Graham, left tackle, either Cirey or Yerzina. left end ; Mart Reinerio. quarterback; Don Reinerio. right halfback, Enrietta, j left halthack ana turry, luiinacK. Don Reinerio will captain the team for the initial game.

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