The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on September 18, 1944 · Page 1
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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN THE WEATEK rarlly cloudy today,' tonight and Tuesday. Not much change in tem- Mailedln Conformity With P. 6. D. Order No. 19687 The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei pernture. Price Three Cents, "CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 194. Volume 82 Number 180. m v AD fo) j ii m wm BING UNDER NEEDLE IN FRANCE e- - Gliders, Transpo Allied Forces at Delta oi ifchine River; Soviets, Poles Launch Final Warsaw Attack Entire Baltic Front In Flames as Fierce Battles Rage fn Estonia, Latvia; Fussians Slash to Vistula Action Going Well: Eisenhower 1, .- ' (V "K" x Steady Stream Of Troops Aid Dutch Landings Rimini, Adriatic Anchor of Gothic Line, Under Allied Sea, Land Attack ROME Italy. Allied Naval Forces threw their might into the battle of Italy today, hurling 300 rounds or shells Into the Rimini area. Adriatic anchor of the Nazi Gothic Line, as British Klghth Army troops dime near to the key city to the gateway to the I'o Valley. America,.; Indian. British and Brazilian rround force, of the Fl f h Armv continued to battle stubbornly resisting - ........ ...... ,, , ,he west while British Eighth Army units In tlie Adriatic sector positions to tne wei whuc . ...b Infantry Holds North Angaur, Links Forces 81st Division Storms Ashore in Wake of US Marine Assault; Peleliu Fighters Meet Opposition PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Troops of the army's eight-first division held control of the northeastern sector of Angaur Island lrf the Palaus today after advancing inland a thousand yards and linking their two beachheads, while six miles to the north, on Pelellu Island, flrBt division marines were facing er going as they fought to blast the Japs from entrenched positions on heights above the landing beaches. Follow Marhien Ashore The Doughboys who stormed a-hore on Anguar Saturday, forty-eight hour after the marines estab-tshed beachheads on Peleliu. have won all Initial objectives against relatively light resistance according to an announcement from Admiral Chester W. Nlmltz' Pacific Fleet headquarters. The usual heavy bombardment by warships and carrier alrcrart paved the way for the army's swift move onto Anguar. MaJ. Gen. Paul J. Mueller, former second army chief of staff, is commanding the army assaulters while supporting crulHers and destroyers are under command of Rear Admiral W. H. P. Blandy. Kxtend IVIeliu Ueachliead On Pelellu, according to Nlmlt.' headquarters, the veteran leathernecks, continued to encounter heavy opposition but extended their beachhead on the southwestern peninsula and moved ahead approximately third of a mile In a northerly direction. Despite the dally battering from American warships and planes, the Japs continued to use artillery i. CROONER BINO CROSBY appear to have nothing to lng about a y IX Ruby Wills, Army nurse from New Orleans, La., prepare to give jj. him an Injection at a hospital station In France, while Dancer Fred p Astalre stands ready with the anesthetic. Crosby and Astaire are I . tntirino, lr-rance with TIRO ahow. Signal Corn DhotO. f International Vs Dewey to List Labor Points in COP Western Votes Platform in Bid for Change in Work Week Major Issue In Postwar Labor Smo Vav in Loss of Overtime Fay tt . Jasjs wf New Wage tnHtot Policy, WLB Indicates WASHINGTON, D. C. The nation's new V-10 Day wage stabilization policy, scheduled to be formulated by tlie War Labor Hoard next month, appeared today to be shaping up around the premise of compensating workers for the loss of overtime after the defeat of Germany. Production authorities already have estimated that aproximately four million American workers will ., ,HM Atrw.rli-.nn workers Willi""1 I ' 1 I I j KIPKKME IlEAIrOIARTKItS, Allied Kxpedltlonary Force. l'-nltI Mate FortivHW escorted l)y fighter plane droid supplied today to patriot force In Warsaw. The bombers flew on to bane In Russia liu tlie fighter returned to England. Fierce' HJIMI-IUIN, cngiuuu. r c . .. rixhiinir flamed anew on the Rub-i sian front in the Baltics today while ; combined Soviet and Polish forces before Warsaw, who have establish-. ed contact with the Patriots within the city, prepared for the final assault on the Polish capital. The communique of Gen. Bor, commander In chief of the Polish underground In Warsaw, disclosed they were attacking the Nazis In banks of the Vistula "forcing the the center of the city and along the enemy to fight on two fronts and frustrating Nazi attempts to eatab- llsh a solid defense line." The German Transocean Agency, in broadcast recorded by Reuters I said that the battle now raging In tlie Baltics "overshadows devoip-ments anywhere elae along the eastern front." (Continued on Hag Finnish-German Battles Reported In North, At Sea Formal War Declaration Awaited Hourly, German Ships Sighted off Coast LONDON, England. London sources reported an undeclared war between Finland and Germany today, with a formal declaration of war expected at any moment. The London News Chronicle quoted Finnish source as Baying that two brldgades of Finnish troops were fighting German unit in northern Finland. Stockholm dispatches to London reported that a number Nazi cruisers and destroyers were sighted Bouthwest of the Finnish Aaland IB-lands Sunday. Observers on the Swedish coast heard Bheillng in the direction of the Auland Islands. The London Dally Telegraph said that Finnish anti-aircraft batteries and searchlights went Into action when German plane flew over the southwestern Finnish coast Saturday night. Another dispatch said that Finnish coast artillery units fought a ten minute duel with a German war-Bhlp which withdrew after sustaining hits. There has been no official statement from the Finnish government on the reported hostilities, but nies-Bages passing through Finnish censorship were Interpreted by London observers to mean that a formal declaration of war between Finland and Germany would oon be made. KEW YORK. N. V. According . l.o rennrta from MOSCOW, the ... - ......,.u condition of Aant, Hackzell. Fin- nisi, premier, who .Ul.ereo a pa ; .i. l,lle negotiating armis tice term In the Soviet capital, continue to be grave. A bulletin broadcast today by the Moscow radio said (Continued on pace ) I and mortars In considerate num-1 her. Early estimates of Jap casual- ties on Peleliu place enemy dead at 1,400 "while only one prisoner had , been taken, an indication ui bitter fighting progressing there. Indications are the first division marines who saw service at Guadal-( Continued no Px Three Jap Columns Drive on Kweilin; Quit U.S. Aii-base VhiivokINC' China.-Three Jap .... - -. - columns orove torwaro w ' . ... ' ' ,. ing Initial Objectives Gained In Daring Aerial Thrust ; To Outflank West Wall; ' Junction With British Seen SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force Capture of "initial objectives" by a gigantic Allied Airborne Army that landed in Holland to outflank the Siegfried JL.ine was announced by Gen. Dwight D'. Eisenhower today. With gliders and transport planes streaming into Holland by the hundreds to strenglher. the Army poised at the Rhine River Delta, headquarter released the first detail of the new invasion. Initial objectives have been captured and prisoners taken, a spokesman said. i Item's Fighting Rage Heavy fighting is In progres. Tho Paris radio broadcast an entirely unconfirmed report that Ttl-biirg. Eindhoven and NlJmegan, earlier Identified by Berlin as focal points of the ladningB, already have been captured. ., Pari added: "The Allied operation in Holland are progressing very well and It can now be said that they have proved to be a great success." Army llrlvlng For Junction! Nothing was made known regarding progress of a British Second Army spearhead driving forward to make contact with the Air-Born Army. Polish troops established i.iHei,oa,i nvor the Hulst Canal. '" Fighting now I under way in in (Continued on page 6) US Airmen Force 20,000 Trapped Nazis to Surrender HEAITGENCY, France. A new page In military history was written today in the strange surrender of 20,000 Germans to the U. S. Air Force. It was the first time In hlBtory, a a matter of fact, that ground force had capitulated to an air force in such strength. But there was no other way out, for the Germans. Herded Into a pocked by the bombers of the 19th Tactical Air Command and bombed and strafed for a full week, their Commanding General, Erich Elster; finally threw In the sponge. Late yesterday the General and.' his staff surrendered to Major Gen. Makin and Brig. Gen. Ope Weiland, the Air Force Commander, and today the parade of defeat began. The defeated and disheartened German soldiers streamed across the little Loire River bridge at Beau-geni-y and along a white-taped route to designated weapon dump. There they deposited their weapons. One area was marked "small arm." the other "heavy weapon and transport". The sign were printed in German. Member of the Wehrmacht, German Marines and SS Elite Guard Troop filed through rhe dump throughout the day under the gun of amazed and curious doughboy. . , oa,i. Conditions of tne urrenoerea, r- . - , " permitted the Nazis to carry their weapons until they were in American custody. They feared attack by French Maquis. Korkville Resident Dies At Clinton Hospital Today Mr. Carrie P. Moore, 81, Rock-ville, died at G a. m. Monday morning at the Vermillion County Hospital following an extended illnea. . She was born May 22. 1863 in Parke County, the daughter of Mr. and Mr. William Moore. Surviviug are the husband, John; two nins. Foster (Boot I of Terre Haute aud J a lies of Indianapolis; one daughter. Mr. Bertha Taylor, Indianapolis and five grandchildren. The body was taken to the Barne Mortuary pending the completion of funeral arrangements. battle for tne capnai oi ,.Pnt cutback in military oruers wnen province swung Into Kb second day. tie European conflict ends. The main Jap column 'pushed a- 25 ivreeiit mt head toward Kwellin along the rail-1 earningB of these workerB, road from Chuanchow, 85 miles 'aBgum,)g i,at they shift Into northeast of the Chinese key com- prac(,tlme production with the re-munications center. , conversion of industry, would thus The latest communique from the ,)e BaB,e(j approximately 25 per Chinese high command reported I fmi ns a cotiBeguence of the aban-fightlng 16 miles west of Chuan-1 donemont of the wartime 48-hour chow, Japanese forces captured the . VPe city of Chuanchow last Thursday. WLB ci,airman William H. Davis, ' VThe Tokyo radio reported that . disclosing the inevitability of a ,,.,, in.i.r.ilanl gains on the high ground at the left flank of their saiient. 1 British Hold Bridgehead Tk rtriiiHh unils now hold a bridgehead eight miles wide across the Marano River. On tlie Adriatic coast. Canadian and Greek fighters slashed ahead to reach the northwest coiner of Rimini airfield. To the west fierce fighting raged for Mount Labalc .in. Nur.i forces hurled Tiger tanks and parachutists into the bat ,i, n desperate effort to check the Allied advance. iiattle War Han Marino ijeovv fighting continued near the Sa Marino frontier with the fiercest ...nrllol eontered around Mount Ollvo. The Germans continued to make the mosl extensive use of that neutral republic for defense pur- noB nri military maneuvers. Allied forces seized 1,500 prisoners from the Nazi MCth Infantry Division, recently arrived in the Adriatic sector to bolster the battered German 98th Division. Cerman losBes on the eastern wing of the Italian front have been reported unuBiially severe. 3tli Army Meets KesiKtance T fi.e west, determined resistance by well dug-ln German who employ ed eHectlve artillery, roonar .m ..,chine-Eun fire limited the gains scored by the Fifth Army. Northeast of I'istoia a pairoi. spectacular raid killed 14 Ger-fConltnneo ou page II Lewis Renamed To UMW Post, Oust Defeated Candidate CINCINNATI, Ohio. The bien- nial convention of the l'nited Mine Workers today voted to extend ... ior.,tlii.fil find DlS- terms oi .' - trlct Office, Including that of In- ternationul President John L. Lewis, from two to four years. Tho action followed closely convention approval of Lewis' ruling that Ray Edmundson, of Springfield. 111., did not have the right to run for president. Lewis pointed out that the t'MW constitution specific ally state that a delegate who n v mures mui a u-. j i.,,. a ,.r o aoiit in tlie convention . --- Is ineligible for candidacy for In- ternationul office. L-.).,.,,,,,!,.,. leader of alltl-Lewis forcea, was defeated last week In his move to gain self-government for 21 of the 31 rW District. Lewis today called for a vote to ustaln hi ruling and got unan-Imou support except for a lone 'no" vote cast by Joseph Ziemiliski, West Virginia UMW delegate who had been allied with Edmundson. tu onnvontinn still awaited the report o ' - .,lorte, crease of 12 per day. a Bi.on. i basic work day. and full-time "por-tal-to-portal" pay instead of the present two-thirds pay for underground travel. paper editor, which I to be held from 2 to 3 p. m.. in conneruuu with each regional meeting, will be presided over by Paul Seehausen, who I serving a chairman of a state department of public instruction committee appointed to revise the curriculum of social studie for the schools in Indiana. The school administrators. Including all county city, and town superintendents and high school principal, will be faced with six Important topic to be considered at each regional meeting. They are: 1. Provision of the "G. I." law. to be explained by C. J. Dexter, chief of vocational rehabilitation an education division, veteran administration. j. Vocational rehabilitation, to be discussed by Dr. C. E. Dammon. of Purdue I'nlverslty. ani F. Kicnaru F j Btllwell. regional representative of the federal government. j (Cootinuea on paf ) Killed In Action M 2C Raymond Donn, 2:, husband of Mr, l-cna IN.all, Clinton and mm of Mr. and Mrs. Kay (loan. 157 South Kleventh Htreet, Has killed in action Kept. , somewhere in the Boulll Pacific, according to word received on Kept. . Heaman lxan entered the I'. H. Navy on April 27, 144 and had served In the South Pacific area Kince July of this year. Also surviving are two sons. Michael lta. three years and lloliert Allen, eight months. Dutch Civilians Weep With Joy as Allied Paratroops Are Landing SOMKWHKRE IN HOLLAND. Tho field now Is littered with gild erB nke broken toy. ii ,.r lum'lilltiHtR ihi......" ' Tilt, cr)nie the parachutists, droi i,o nenrhv field hundreds of them. I mean literally hundredi of them, filling the sky simultaneously, the parachute filling out like many colored flowers in the sky. some blue, some red. some yellow. It seemed that nearly all dropped down safely. Of those we watched i , nn v k.iw ivu nu. we only saw two streamers aim i. f i. ot.eiit In the trees i pal a. .mi' " 0n(.e gon,P(iiing dropped dead ! straight from a plane to tlie groumi ... ..r font unit we all had a mo uient of sickenging horror. Then we (Continued on page til Arthur L. Trester, Indiana Athletic Commissioner, Dies INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Arthur L Trester, Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association for many years, died at his home In Indianapolis today. Mr. Trester suffered a heart a'-taclt a week ago and had been ill since that time. Ijis! rites for Mr. Trester will be held Wednesday. 2 p. in., at the Planner and Buchanan Funeral Home In Indianapolis. He waB horn In Ilendrir ks County. June 10, 1878. He was a graduate of Knrlliain College nnd received u Master's Degree In SchtMil Adminis tration from Columbia I mversiiy rior to becoming i, of the IHSAA. Mr. Tresler wa Hip - er'.iitendenl of Schools at Alexandria. Martinsville, and LaTerfe. He wai; a member of the Schoolmen Club, the Northern Indiana Superintendents Association and the National Educational Association. He became a member of the IHSA A Hoard of Control in 11 1. the year of the First Championship Bas ketball Tournament. In ll.i ne was named Secretary of the Association and then became Commissioner In Aug.. 1S2S. Mr. Trester had lieen credited with the success of the IHSAA. which ha become a model for other State Hit-h School Athletic Associations because of it financial soundness and absence of political Influence. I'nder hi direction Hoosler high school basketball has gained national recognition. I I ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN ENROIITE TO SEATTLE. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey today carried his all-out bid for the western vote toward Seattle, where be will charge In a nationally broadcast speech tonight that tlie Hoosevelt administration has subjected labor's riuMa m "noiltlcal favoritism." The Republican presidential nomi nee, who has traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific on Iris current 8. 700-mile campaign tour. Is convinced that he can cut the normal Roosevelt labor vote in the north- west deeply enough to swing wasn-' iniFifiti. (ireeon and California be- hind the Dewey-Bricker ticekt in No- vember. lA-adlllK Lalnir Celltw Seattle, alao the scene of Wendell Winkle's main labor speech In 1940, was choaen for a similar talk by Gov. Dewey because It is a lead labor center. He hopes to con- vince the rank and Iii or me wr- ,.ra that they are victim oi new - ironllniied on Page 21 (Continued on Page 2 . Truman, Bricker Speeches Scheduled At Leirion Session CHICAGO, 111. Faced with the Btern problems of the Impending post-war years, the American Legion opened its 20th national convention today in Chicago' historic iienni In a mood far different from the gay and colorful gather ings of former years. The Convention bade fair to be the legion's most quiet and serious in Its history. The first day's sessions were given a political aspect but Impartially -n hi- the scheduled addresses, of the two vice presidential candidates. Sen. Harry S. Truman, tne democratic nominee, and Gov. John W. iirixker r Ohio the Republican. Of high Interest to the 1780 dele-f'iiu was the report of their com mission on post-war America, already approved by the executive com mittee, which calls for a return to the system of free enterprise In America' for the elimination of re strictive government controls on Industry, and the ejection of government from huslneBB. In meeting the problems or reconversion, the report urged that the line of the Baruch-llancock report be followed and. particularly, that "i, r. .iKiiiIri lie no governmental operation of surplus war plant in competition with private inausiry. Th renort called for universal peacetime military training In the Tnited State, and declared tnai i ho future welfare of the nation re- o.iirou i,!it i he l'nited State own or eontrol such Island outpoats and ba se as are essential to our national security." Mr. and Mr. L. J. Lemstra and Mr ihh Mr George D. Walthall of Clinton are attending the national convention of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary held this week in Chicago. Mr. Lemstra Is commander of the Indtana tsixtn uisinn " t i. nat national nresldent Mr of the Auxiliary. Mr. Walthall pat ... .1.0 ,.ii;,rv Mrs Walthall Oat state president of the Auxiliary Is attending the convention a national committee woman from Indiana. ! I L""' "., fmm war assianments I - . . . .... as a rmult or ,UP scneuuieii u per- new y.E p.,y wage policy, gaid tlie bo.irj WOuld have to lake lino ac- count the probable change In hours of work. Workers receive time and a half for all hours beyond 40 a week. 1iatlge In Work Week ". The steel panel, which laid the .,,,lwrl, fnr revision Of the "Lit tle Steel" wage formula, pointed to anticipated change In the work week a factor to be considered. if nrnHnptinn is reduced, initial unit cost of production will tend to Hureue because la I the unit labor costs will go down as overtime pre mium pay Is eliminated; (b) pre-tCAntlnuMl on Fa. XI I loonier Hospital Escapee Injures Four in Cun Fray LOG ANSPORT. Ind. Mrs. Run- Bell GIbIi, and her daughter Phyllis. 16. were in a serious condition at the CasB County Hospital today while their asdailant. a Logansport State Hospital escapee was bark In custody after a week of freedom. State police returned 2-year-oiu Frederick Kenneth Glsh to the mental Institution yesterday after be had wounded his uncle and three members of his family with a shotgun blast. The uncle. Russell cish. and another daughter. Ruby, 19, were not seriously Injured. Logansport hospital officials id that Gish escaped Sept. 9. He broke into his uncles home, obtained a shotgun and several shells and lay in wait for the Gish family, police said. After felling all four persons with a single blast, he hid in a nearby woods. Twenty-four state policemen from barrark ..... . at Lafayette ana uunes mjirte an all night search of the wou(i before be was captured Indiana Editors, Teachers to Plan Social Studies Courses in Schools tlie American air base at Kwellin had been rendered completely use-, l.,u l,v riemniltion activities. Jap ' i... j.-.niiilnn ootii'lliea Jul) I recpnnainsBance planes reported the destruction of the airfield. ,. (the Jap broadcast added that Anivrican personnel and equipment bad been withdrawn from Kwellin to Luchov, several hundred miles to the aoutb). , CHUNGKING. China. Chinese and American reconnaissance troops operating out of Myitkylna In northern Burma have effected a Junction with Chinese troop from Teng-chung, a field dispatch disclosed today. The Junction u made in a 10.-000-foot pass near the Burma border. Meanwhile the Junction of Gen. Joseph Stllwell's force In northern Burma and the Chinese fighting on the Balween moved nearer with the fall of the Jap garrison In Lungling The occupation of Lungling marked broad step toward the reopening of the land route between India and China. When the Lungling area is cleared, the Burma Road will be Joined with the new Ledo highway by way of Tengchung 30 mile to the northwet- Democrat Headquarters To Open in Clinton Tuesday Democratic headquarters In Clinton, located In the Faraco building, the first door north of the Palace theater, will be formally opened tomorrow, Tuesday niglit. with an address by William "Tubby" Lark, of the bureau of safety and mines, ii was announced today. Mr. Lark, whose address 1b scheduled for 7:30 p. m.. will discus the 4anmt Tinrtv oolicies a ther effeet thi community. John Becon- A-n vsrmllllnn countT democratic' chairman, will fee In charge of the ' Suggestion of Indiana newspaper editor concerning revision of the curriculum of ocial tudle lor Hoosler schools were ttiuglil looa by Dr. Clement T. Malan. tate u-perintendent of public Instruction. Vermillion County editor are to attend the regional conference at Crawfordsville on Oct. S where representatives of Boone, Clay. Clinton. Fountain. Hendricks. Montgomery. Morgan, Owen. Parke. Putnam. Tippecanoe, Vermillion. Vigo and Warren counties will meet. The meeting will begin at 10 a. m. and continue until S p. m. with George C. Carrol of Terre Haute as chairman. Dr. Malan asked editor to attend the meeting in order to take ...r in discussion on the proper i leacmng oi iubw... - i araiiitv nnlitiral science and socio! teaching of history, economic, geo- ... ni.lnlinr nut that their knOWl- edge of public affair make their counsel valuable. The diculon period with new -

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