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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiet . ,. h 1 ;: Mailed In Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No. 19087 THE WEATHEB Partly cloudy today, tonight and Wednesday. Llttlo change In temperature. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 19 Volume 32 Number 181. ON A m Uuxiiyiini I Russo-Finnish Armistice is Signed, YANKS ENTER BREST UNDER FIRE to- l's Major Center rinns marcn on oerman oarriM v&fr Stew.:,.. VK" 4 fvwt t' ruin irmy aei2.es Monte Pratone In Gothic Line Battle Batter Way Forward In Bitter Mountain Fighting; 8th Army Drives in West "Indispensable" Man Issue Is Dewey's Target GOP Nominee to Hit At One-Man Rule in Oregon Speech; Lays Lataor Strife At Door of FDR Control PORTLAND, Ore. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's scheduled arrival In Portland will be delayed four hours today by a freight train wreck nt Castlerock,. Wash., according to disappointed Republican" leaders. Th Dewey special, bearing the OOP. Presidential candidate's parly and a host of newspapermen, went on the "late" board with arrival time set for 1:16 p. m. While the delay will not hamper a nation-wide radio broadcast at 7:30 p. m. PWT, a crowded schedule of conferences was disrupted. ROME. Italv. The Allied Fifth ... ...... , ... ... r. ward into the (Jothic Line against I Dwight D. Eisenhower today and determined German opposition, cap- j battlefront dlapatebe. Pei the tured the key hill feature of Monte great Dutch Industrial city of Elild-1'n.tone. 2i airline miles northeast , hoven in Allied hands of the city of Florence, headquarters I Pending official details from Gen. . .. .. n-ii.nn nwieht n. Elsenhower, news or - - : ; UN. Err. V r fc"v ',-1' ) TZZ f":''i '" A H t ' r' tig. jit NAZI GUN FIRE, U. S. at Wane Ulanal Cnrot Dhoto Soviets Batter At Major Nazi Posts in Latvia German Counterattacks In Balkan Sector Repelled; New Red Gains Scored In Push Over Transylvania MOSCOW, Russia. Desperate German counter-attacks against Russian positions before Jelgava, Latvia 25 miles Bouthwest of Riga, were hurled back today with heavy Nazi losses. ( Nasi troops billing furiously to seize the town dt Jelgava and reestablish adequate communications between beleaguered .German units In the Baltic Btatea and the Reich lost over 600 officers and men in the fruitless attacka and sacrificed 64 tanks to Soviet gunfire and minefields. ' Hard Fighting in Latvia (An official German communique reported that extremely violent fighting raged in Latvia and Estonia, claiming that a Soviet attack in the area of Tartiu, west of Lake Peipsl in Estonia, had been "intercepted" after severe fighting. (German bombers were reported by the Nazi communique to be playing an important role in the "defensive fighting" in the Baltic region by making heavy night attacks on Soviet troop concentrations.) Smash Foe in Sottlh Far to the south, Russian forces driving in the Carpathian foothillB east of Krakow smashed back stubbornly resisting Nazis south and southeast of Sanoki to capture the district center tovjn of Ustrzyki-Dolne. t In stiff fighting for the town Rub-( Continued on page 6) fi I infantrymen advance Into outskirts of flnternatinnnl SnnnHnbntn i House, Senate Break Deadlock On Reconversion Bill, Cain Recess nnnnnliced todaV Heavy fighting of extreme Inten sity raged on both the central anc' Adriatic sectorn of the nans-peninsular baltlfline as the Nazis foughl back grimly. Ilrnsillnn Troops ill Action The capture of Monte Pratone by American Lieut. Gen. Mark W. Clark's Fifth Army, with Brazilian troops playing an important role In the fighting, was described at hea.d-qui-rters as a "great Buccess". The fall of the height came as a r-limflv to A dav of hard fighting. . Along with 3, 300-foot Monte Pratone. the Fifth Army Forces alst gained control of two oilier dominating heights well within the Germans' Gothic Line defensive system These included Monte Altuzzo and Monte Celli. Bitterest Campaign Fighting The battle for tbese three feature! equalled and sometimes surpasser" the bitterness of any previous ac tlons In the entire Italian campaign (Continue" no page 1 1 Allied Air Armadas Fan Oat Over Reich; Berlin, Bremerhaven Are Hit LONDON, England. Allied aerial armadas, taking to the skies at dawn, swept out over the southeas: viasi of England today and headed out toward the continent In all di rections after British night bomben blasted the German port of Bremer haven and Berlin. Bremerhaven was hammered b hiw f.nnpfiRter bombers of the RAF while block-buster laden Mosquitof hit Berlin. The Air Ministry announced that in the Bremerhaven attack the Lan casters dropped more than 420.00( incendiaries on the port In a periot' of 20 minutes some 21.000 incen diaries every minute. "By the end of the attack, crewi reported that the fires appeared tr rCnntlnue-d ou page 31 Nephew of Clinton Woman Killed in Action in France Pvt. James Musatto, son of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Musatlo of Ottowa. III. and nephew of Mrs. Archie Riat-lo of Clinton, has been killed in action in France, the War Department Informed the parents recently. Word had been received Aug. 2G that Pvt. Musatto was missing in action but a telegram Sept. 4 Informed the parents of his death in action on Aug. 8. Mrs. Ruatto had heard from her nephew on July 15 informing hrr that he was In action somewhere in France. Pvt. Musatto was an Armed En gineerB Battalion in France. He l survived by the parents, two brothers, Ray and Joe and two sisterr.. Irene and Marie. LONDON. En eland. The Mos cow radio confirmed today that an armistice between Finland and Russia has been signed. An official statement from the Soviet information bureau said that negotiations with Finland had been concluded and the armistice signed. Terms Named Hoon The terms of the armistice will be published later. (U. S. government monitors heard one announcer identify the signers of the armistice as Col. -Gen. Andrei Zhdanov for Britain and Russia and Foreign Minister Carl J. A. Enckell, Defense Minister Karl R. Walden, Commander-in-Chief Gen. Axel E. Helnrichs and a General Enckell for Finland. (Representatives of Russia and Britain acted "on behalf of all the United Nations who are in a state of war with Finland," the broadcast continued.) STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Finnish troops were reported marching today against German forces still In (Continued on page 61 Yanks Close In On Peleliu Posts, Battle Near Climax 5,000 Japs Slain in 4 Days of Battle; Angaur Rail Bases in US Hands PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. The American campaign to gain control of the Palau Islands rose to a climax today as beleaguered Jap forces fougbt a losing battle In the face of advances by United States marine and army assault troops. A communique from Admiral Chester W. Nlmltz' Pacific fleet headquarters revealed that the famous first marine division had killed 5,495 Japs of an estimated garrison of 8,000 on Peleliu Island in four days of bitter fighting through September 17. slaml Split in Half John Cooper, pool radio network (Continued on paga 6 1 Seizure of Nine New Struck Mines Ordered by FDR WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt today ordered Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes to take over and operate nine more bituminous coal mines in West Virgin ia as a result of the mine supervisory Btrikes by members of district 50 of the United Mine Workers Union. The mines taken over today brought the grand total of bituminous pits seized since Aug. 1 to 73 mines owned by 41 companies, and producing 155.000 tons of coal dai ly. In a letter to President Roosevelt, WLB chairman William H. Davis declared that the mines seized today had been producing more than 27,-000 tons of coal dally. CINCINNATI, O. John L. Lewis will remain undisputed boss of the United Mine Workers for a least four more years. Delegates to the biennial convention of the UMW unanlmously lengthened the terms of international officers to be elected In December from two to four years, and then removed from the ballot the name of Ray Edmundsnn of Springfield. 111., who sought to oppoBe Lewis for the presidency. Cpl. Donald E. McCracken has been transferred to Ft. Lewis, WaBh. His address is 35563263, 163md. Tr. Bn. Co. "B". Ft. Lewis, WaBh. l.S.A Pvt. Jim Terrell, former resident of St. Bernice, where he was em ployed in Sims" Grocery, has arrived in England according to word received hv his wife. Mrs. Imogen Terrell and son who now reside in Bloomfield, Ind. wienri who wish -to write to him may obtain his address from here. U.S.A. Aviation Cadet Gordon E. Fletch er nn of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fletch er of Blackman street has complet ed primary flying training at boum-er Field. Americus. Ga. and has been transferred to AAF Basic Flying School, Stewart Field, Newburgh, N. y. for basic training. - U.S.A. Lindsey Miller, bod of Mrs. Ade NEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column. ..IDiW rails 10 miies Brabant, Junction of 7 Rail Lines, Also Taken As Allies Battle Through Holland Toward Germany SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. Steady progress by Anglo-American armies battling uieir way n..UuK , ........... to the Rh ne was reported oy uen. Eindhoven's seizure was contained' - only in battlefront dispatches. But ipparently the GeramnB puuea oui in a hurry when they learnea me overwhelming Blze of Allied forces. Sefl New Frontal Blow Alone with Eindhoven, the Nazis aow have lost the communications of northern Brabant. The city controls seven railway lines, five major high ways and a canal. It is south of Cleve and west of Duisburg and Kre-feld, and from its fringes a new imniii attack mav be launched a- gainst Nazi Westwall positions coincident with a looping southeastward drive from Arnhem or Enschede tp carry Anglo-American forces down behind the Siegfried Line. Shipment of reinforcements to the Dutch front reached proportions' of i shuttle service as the foroes be-; '.ame larger with each passing hour.'-, ricn F.lsenhower discloBed three lew crossings oi ioe ind an approach to the town of - Luyksgestel. two and a half miles nside the border, from ixuiiuim -lied troops advanced to Wllrelt, four miles from the Escaut Canal and hree miles Inside Holland. ! t tho .nnth o fthe Dutch battles- front, German troops are fiercely counterattacking the Sixth Army (Continues on rage M Germans' Tirpitz r Heavily Damaged In US Air Attack NEW YORK, N. Y. The 41,00-' ton German Battleship Tirpitz. last capital battleship In the oerrnau Navy, suffered "very neavj ir. hnmhine- attack by an Amer ican plane last Friday. While the in 000-on Cruiser Admiral Hipper was reported sunk by Finnish aircraft and submarines two days later. according to Stockholm newbpap. accounts today. The OWI relayed the Stockhom reports. Thirty-nine members of the Tir pitz crew were killed ana luuy 100" Injured wnen a from an American plane scored a "direct hit." according to Stock-. holm-Tidningens. which said that the air-raid alert on tne oamesmi. had soundeu too laie ioi i.c ! v ,..-.,i,.. heraeir bv a smokescreea. The place of the attack was not iu- .llrateri. Morgon Tidningen said the Ad- ulnrur "afcnrdine to rel!a-v. oie BUUItra. wen - planes and Bubmarines off the ai ,h islands, at the mouth of the . ,na sun. t.v h inni.ii Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden, Sunday afternoon. . M I First A-Books to Be " Issued September 19 All A-book applications received by the local rationing board up to the morning of Sept. 18 will be Issued as of that date, it was announced today by Mrs. Lucy Doolin, executive secretary of the Vermillion County Rationing Board. It has also been reported that many persons have not yet filed for their books and these will be issued according to the date received at the board. All persons not having filed for their A-book applications are asked to do so immediately. , Clinton Conservation Club Change Meeting Night Regular meetings of the Clinton Conservation Club will be held on the first and third Thursdays of each month, it was announced today by the club president. Gene Fossi. ' The meetings, originally held on Friday night, have been changed due to the local high school football Tames being played on Fridays. Atitn Renairmen to Meet i - j Tonight at Homey Shop I Members of tbe Clinton Aul 1 c 0.n.tA . Auto Re pairmen and Service Station Attend ants Association will meet tonight in the J. L. Horney Battery Shop on Mulberry Street, is was announced today. The meeting la scheduled for 7:30 p. m. - , WASHINGTON, D. C. Senate and liotme conferees today removed llm last major stumbling block to an early cougressloual receBS by a-greeliif upon the deadlocked George reconversion and deuiobilliatlon bill. Congressional leaders saw the way cleared for a pre-election recess beginning lute this week. Hiiiim Down rrmilona The senate conferees gave In to the hoiiBo alter the lower chamber voted yesterday ugainst two senate provisions which would have extended unemployment compensation to Iwo million federal employes and provided triinn'orlatlon lor strand-( Continued On Page 6) 1 1 ISA A Hoard To: NaineSuceesKor ToTrehleiSoon INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Selection of a successor lo Arthur L. Tresler. Commissioner of lh Indiana High School Athletic Association, who died Monday at his home In Indianapolis, mny take place ul s meeting of the 1 1 1 S A A Hoard of Control Held. 21. Morris K. MrCnrty. of Lafayette, President of the IIISAA, said the Undid of Control would llieel ill III dltinii imiIIh Thursday to tulie action on the death of Mr. Tresler. Last rites for the (ill year-old coiiimlHslii who was stricken by a heart ulluck, will be held tomorrow, 2 p. in. ul Planner and nucha nun Mortuary. Active pallbearers were tunned today, as follows: K. V. Atiimeruiiiii, Pied Gorman, II. II. Anders l:erelt Lett, l.eroy Sandi'is and Hugh Shlrlds. Honorary pallbearers Include members of the Indiana High School Athletic Association lloltl'd of Control and meiulii'i-s of the Athletic Council. i cent below same period last year and ! seasonal low point now iippi imclitiiK. Lack of storage space previ-nled Hav ing some of lust apring'i big supply for winter. 2. Sugar Vnusualty heavy vol ume of home-canning (bumper fruit crop) plus manpower difficulties at refineries responsible for currenl scarcity; not lack of sugar. Canning season about over and domestic beet supply conies in next month. Pork KiipiliK Hlmrt 3. Pork As with butter, nntion slaughtered hogs in great numberH and ate lots of pork last spring. Supply now short until new "run" starts in November. Pork so scarce the army has invoked "set aside" orders for first time. Con wider 20-Poliit Value Some trade circles believe that the civilian population may get only about eighty-five million pounds of butter this month, compared to a monthly peak of 112 million pounds not long ago. OPA officials are un-(Contlnuea on Fas 1 . , i Change to Pcice In Government Is Called For h FR Outlines Plans to Quit Most War Agencies At Close of War in Europe WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt called upon Iludiiel Director Harold D. Smith toduy to prepare plans for the "reconversion" of federal war agencies to the nerds of peace at the end of hoslilllles. The chief executive, in a public letter to Smith, requested that Hie budget director re-examine Hie programs, organization, and staffing of government agencies and submit til the earliest possible date reroinim'ii-dations for adjusting them from "the needs of war to the needB of peace". (Continues on page ) Infant Son of Prickett Family Dies at Residence James Douglas Prickett, two month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Prickett of Fairview Park, died at the home of his parents, Tuesday nl 1:40 a. m. following a brief illness. Survivors include the parents; one brother, Wayne; and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John 1'rickett. Sheneyville. 111. and Mrs. Blanche Ronk, Clinton. The mother is the former Miss Virginia Ronk of this city. The body will be taken to the residence from the Frist Funeral Home this afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday with Rev. Kerner officiating. Buriul will be in Hell's Prairie cemetery. 'ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN, ENROUTE TO PORTLAND, Ore, Governor Thomas E. Dewey headed into Portland today for a blast at the "Indispensable Man" issue after charging at Seattle that the "chief blame" for wartime strikes belongs to President Roosevelt. As the Republican Presidential nominee Bwung south along the Pacific coast for the fourth major speech of his transcontinental campaign tour, his secretary announced that the title of tonight's nationwide broadcast from Portland will be "Is There An Indispensable Man?" KeNponsible tor Strikes Making good his recent promise that this will be a "fighting" campaign, Governor Dewey told an audience of 8.000 persons in the Seattle civic auditorium last night that the Roosevelt administration's labor policy has fostered "class division, hate and insecurity" and that the New Deal is "exclusively responsible" for most of the rerious wartime strikes. "The chief blame," he said "goes directly into the White House and to its agency, created at the top of all the chaos of agencies the War Labor Board". Emphasizing his charge that labor (Continued on page 0) First 'GIBiir Claim Check Sent To Hoosier Soldier INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The first readjustment allowance check for jobless veterans in Indiana was is-aued to Leslie D. Andrews, 40, of near Fairland, Shelby county, the Indiana Employment Security Division announced today. Andrews is a veteran of both World War and II. He Berved over-seal for 15 months in the first conflict,- with action in two battles with the army. In the current war he has been a pharmacist mate In the Navy for-20 months. T'wish the boys had had some-thlrrfrllke this after the other war," Andrews said. Iff all, 88 former service men of W6d War II filed initial readjustment allowance claims last week. Veterans who are unemployed and' Unable to find jobs are eligible fo the $20 a week allowances for jib'1 to 62 weeks, depending upon their length of service. Claims are taken at any one of the Employment Security Division's 24 local offices, located in the larger towns of the state. Although claims are taken and payments made through the State Unemployment Compensation Agency, funds for payment come from the federal government under the authority of title V of the G. I. bill of Rights, known technically as the Servicemen'! Readjustment Act of 1944. CHICAGO, 111. A Job-conscious American Legion, remembering its own difficulty In finding jobs after 1818, demanded today that all Immigration ttfler this war be stopped until the national unemployment rolls fall to one million. A resolution asking that this provision be written into the peace program waB quickly adopted at the aecond session of the legion's 20th national convention. It was stipulated also that immigration be halted until all returned veterans of this war be afforded at least "an opportunity for gainful employment." Catholic School to Collect Scrap Paper Next 2 Weeks With proceeds to he used in the purchase of war bonds, the Catholic School Is conducting a scrap paper drive during the next two weeks, i: was announced today. Persons who have scrap paper t-i be picked up are asked to notify th" school and thjr. will see that it in collected, , mid IMS Nazi "Banzai" Bayonet Charge Repelled by . . , Yank Machine-Guns WITH THE THIRD ARMY ON THE MUSELLK, tngianu. ed) American machine - guns southeast of Nancy mowed down the Germans today when a detachment of young Nazi fanatics Btaged a charge with bayonets fixed. They came out of the woods on the double in the fashion of old-time warfare, yelling for Hitler and the Fatherland. Eyes agleam beneath tneir nei-mets, they Bpurted forward shout ing crazlly and dropped deaa in nit?" tracks as American niacbinegun bullets cut them down in waves. Some .1.- ..nara worp convinced these Germans were virtually out of their minds and had been ceiuueu u, their officers into thinking they had (Continued on Page Z) Twenty-wx County MentolSeportror Army Exams, Duty t..,i..iv Clinton and Vermil lion County men will report to the new reception center at camp Aiier-bury, Ind. for army examination and duly. Sept. 2S. Kleven of the group will report for pre-lnduction examinations while 15 will be inducted lulo military service. The men from Clinton reporting for pre-lnduction exams include: Slender Nelson Heed. Carl Wesley I'earman. Charles Glovanlni. Bob dene Clrey. route two; and Henry liny Thomas, route three. Cayuga: Donald Lennox Chew, llussell Devon Hlchardson, Millard I'illinore Sreed. I'errysvllle: Charles Austin Jackson. Transferees: Anthony Francis 1'eperak and Maurice C. Johnson. Heven of the men to be Inducted are from Clinton and include: Maurice Davis. Kussell Eugene Lawson. Ceorge Elliott. Jr., Andrew Fredrick KenoKllo. James Howard Houaton. Carl Wayne HankB and Leonard W. Akers (transfer. Hillsdale: Donald Keene Hendrix. Herman Francis Mayes and Robert I'aul Hoeback. Cayuga: Robert Clair McMurtrey. l'errysville: Joe Kay Lawson. St. Dernlce: Verlin Frederick Wagner. l'niversal: John Blazovich. Harvey , III. transferee, Harry Gilbert LIvengood. Former Clinton Soldier Reported Missing in Action Pvt. Christ Tessari. son of Mrs. Natalie Tessarl of Chicago, has been reported missing In action somewhere In France since Aug. 24. according to a telegram received by his mother from the United States War Department -recently. The Tessarl family are former Clinton residents but are now resid ing in Chicago. Butter Supplies "Tight" Rest of 1944, Canned Goods, Sugar, Pork Down LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomes any news of relatives in the armed services for PHONE 32 W ASHINGTON, D. C. Food rn Honing officials predicted today that butter supplies will remain "pretty tight" for ine remainder of the year, while sugar and pork scarcities should correct themselves within the next six to eight weeks. At the same time, it was learned that supply figures point to twenty-three million less cases of canned vegetables for civilians in the fiscal year July 1. 1944, to June 30. 1945. than in the previous 12-mouth period. Camietl ((mkIk Shortage Officials frankly admitted that OWM Director James V. Byrnes' removal of most canned goods from rationing was based on the indications of early victory in Europe. Bar-, ring this and a drop in military re-j quirenients. a shortage will be felt by the end of winter. Here is the situation as analyzed by experts of the OPA and War Food Administration: j 1. Butter Production in first eight ni out ha of 1944 about 12 per Roseback of Hillsdale, Ind. has been promoted from Private First Clas to Technician Fifth Grade. Prior to entering the Army he worked aB a bar tender. He entered the Srmv In June 16. 1942. and took his basic training at Camp Wol- ters. Tex. Dec. 1S4Z Ills unit was shipped to the serai-tropical island of New Caledonia. U.S.A. Cpl. J. Laurence Dempster has been transferred from the Hawaiian Islands to Guam. U.S.A S 2c Joe Carrel, son of Mr. and aC JOC V .1 I' I. WH U. ... -' Mrs. Ralph Carrel of Croniptoo Hill has been transferred to the following J 1 .it.- B . Ua1,aI Mem- address: Bks. 29 AOM School, Mem phis. Tenn. USNATTC. U.S.A. Cpl. Edward Terkosky. 19. son of Mr. and Mrs. John Terkosky of North Eighth street was recently (Uuutluuea on pace ()

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