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THE DAILY CLMT0NIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties TH1C WEATHER Partly cloudy, continued warm today, tonight and Thursday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 CLINTON. INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1914. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 Number 182. 1 fF FA BASES FLAG: WHITE; HOUSE: GERMANY Dewey Election 'T'Tl'tl Nazi Defenses Retreat on 50-IWJte Front; Early Collapse of Siegfried Line Seen Fresh Airborne ' Bombers Clear Path For Advancing A rmies; Riech Cities in Flames LONDON, England. Huge fires blazed today in the twin German cities of Rlieydt and Munchen Glad-uach. 5 miles northeast of advanced positions won by the American First Army, after concentrated night attacks by British Lancaster bombers. (The German home radio said this morning, according to the FCC. that single, fast nuisance raiders" j jtj ij Double Soviet Drive Roars On in Baltics Fifth Day of Gigantic t Offensive Menaces Riga, Threatens 200,000 Nazis; Report Eeds In Warsaw MOSCOW, Russia. Powerful forces of the Soviet first and third Baltic armies smashed ahead toon) on the fifth day of an all-out offen sive designed to crush Nasi armies ass in the Baltic states after seising no- gi-Uiiited states'' bombers.) sitions S.t! miles from the Latvian J Mltn (,eydt and Munchen Glad-capital of Riga and tailing the stra- niir, oniv ,wo ,jes apart, are ira- A WHITE FLAG of surrender flies from the upper window of this building in a German village across the border near Aachen, Germany. Signal U. 8. Corps radiophoto. (International Sound photo Tour En Route To California GOP Nominee Readies San Francisco Address; Challenges Indispensable Theory in Portland Talk PORLAND. Ore. Governor ThomaB E. Dewey trained his cam paign sights on California's 25 electoral votes today after a Portland attack upon the "indispensabl email' theory and an appeal for the election of a President who can get along with the Republican congress which "certainly will he elected this fall." Speak AguM Thuttxiay The G.-Q. P. presidential nominee, showing no iU effects from the sha king up be suffered in the wreck of his train yesterday morning, was to. leave here at :80 a. m. Pacific War Time) for San Francisco, where he will speak Thursday night Governor Dewey said his San Francisco speech, fifth of the current 6700-mile campaign tour, will be devoted to discussion of a "whole new approach to the relationship between the government of the United States and its people." I shall present the philosophy by which I believe we can achieve our two great goals for America." he said, "freedom and security for all." Receive Tremendous Ovation The Republican nominee and Mrs. Dewey were given a tremendous o-vation by the 7.000 persons who jam- med the ice coliseum here last night. Members or tne auaience naa ueen concerned for hours following word that the Dewey train had rammed into another train near Castle Rock. Wash., with 15 persons injured in the wreck. I Without referring to the mishap. Governor Dewey, in biting phrases, said President Roosevelt "claims that the United States and the world cannot get along without him." 1 (lmllenee the Issue ' "He has chosen this as the Issue of the campaign," he said. "I accept 4 nlttlliiia 00 iMKe 1 Incentive Tax Program Outlined To Hoosier CED INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. A tax ' Marines Score Fresh Advances On Peliliu; New Blows at Mindanao dcabt uAnnnp rnmikli-ip group appeared imminent today after veteran United States Marines scored additional advances against bitterly resisting Japanese units and brought most of the eastern coast under American control. (John Cooper, pool radio reporter, was nuoted by the Blue network as were over Havana lu oayngni. ,lM,a)ieM Hj, (The Nasi agency DNB reported that Budapest, capital of Htingnr .., blasted during the night by "An- portant rail points. Throw l' lefene The targets through which the Nazis- were pouring supplies to the fighting front were defended by BlroE anti-aircraft fire and night fjK,ter planes. Clear weather over the Ruhr enabled the British fliers to smash explosives directly on the targets. Kail Une Jtmctiint Two rail lines, one from Aachen and another from Cologne, meet at Rheydt before running into Mun chen Glailbach where they connect with the main route from the Ruin to Venlo and Holland. Yanks Rip 6-Mile Breach in Nazis' Strong Gothic Line Score Break-throuRh Near Florence, Drive On Vital Hub; Battle at Rimini ROME, Italy. American troops of the Allied Fifth Army in Italy breached the vaunted German-held Gothic Line on a six-mile front north of Florence to advance today to within three miles of the important road cent'-r of Firenzuola. Hardest Italy Fight ing The wide breach In the line wa: made after a week of the most intensive fighting in the Italian campaign. American. British. Indian and Brazilian troops flanking the penetra tion in the line made by Lieut. Gen Mark VV. Chtrk'B forces were reported by headquarters to be making (Continued on page 6) Startling Riwe In Indiana Accident Deaths is Shown INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Donald F. Stiver. Superintendent of State Police, had scleral theories today for - acs : ' rnnmicst nf Peleliu Island in the Palau American nanus, ana tnat onry a . remains in enemy control.) Capture Island I own A Pacific l icet headquarters com munique disclosed the new Marine advances anu reveaien mat nKamu- lolop town has been captured. The hard-charging Marines have found more evidence of the results of terrific pre-invasion bombardments of the island. Headquarters said 7" single engine fighter air- craft. 28 medium bombers, eignt light bombers, and four transports were discovered in badly damaced condition on the s"lzed Peleliu air- field. Damage to these enemy plan"s had not been previously announced by fleet headquarters. Press Angaiir Campaign On Anaur Island, six miles south of Peleliu, the Army's Eighty-First Division was pressing forward in the final phases of the battle for the rich, phosphate - produciug island after bringing more than two-thirds of it under control. Headquarters said that only two isolated pockets of enemy resistance remain to be wiped out. The Peleliu Japs continued to resist the Marines from pillboxes, trenches and other prepared fortifications, and though mopping up operations may d'lay complete conquest of the island. It was believed that organized resistance will soon he at an end. JaP 'aMiliie8 Mmt.it No further announcement con cerning Jap casualties has been made but latest reports placed enemy dead neariug the six thousand mark while American casualties were believed surprisingly light for this type of island warfare. While the Palau invaders battled it out at close quarters with the en emy, American fones struck aerial (Continues on page 6) I ! ' , Mil M lUlll wrua s" As Car is Sideswiped PORTLAND. Ore. Newspaper men and others accompanying Governor Dewey on his transcontinental tour prepared to resume their travels today, despite assorted bruises, cuts and abrasions suffered yesterday in the wreck of the Republican campaign train near CaBtle Rock. 69 miles from here. The Republican nominee and Mrs. Dowey, who escaiied injury, refused to leave the train for several hours after it crashed into the rear of a stalled passenger train. They personally saw to it that all the injured were treated on the spot or in the nearest hospital. The Dewey train had just rounded a curve and was traveling about 80 miles an hour when it struck the rear of the other train, which was awaiting clearance into the Cas tle Rock station, scene of a freight h wrcck (ne jBht before. F()r a few moments after the , a8 complete confusion aboard ,he campaign train. The din- inp ear was a shambles: reporters sat on the floor of their work car. surrounded by overturned chairs and typewriters, and several persons, sitting In their compartments, suffered severe head bruises and cuts. Two members of the press were ,rPa,ed at a hospital for rib injur- ies. Railroad workers labored through the night to place the train in shape for the next leg of the trip, from Portland to San Francisco. PORTLAND. Ore. Maybe ,.,r. ,.,,,:,, , tna, No. 13 su perstition, after all. Passengers aboard Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's campaign train recalled Continued on pun X I Congress Seals Postwar Bills, To Recess 7 Weeks "Mnst" Legislation Sent To FDR; Pre-Election Reeess to Begin Friday WASHINGTON, D. C. Congress completed its program of "must" legislation today and, confident that President Roosevelt will not veto either of its two post war bills. the George reconversion bill and sent it to the White House. Approval was by a voice vote. House Speaker Rayburn (D) Tex., told reporters he "hoped" congress would recess this week and that he did not expect President Roosevelt to veto either the reconversion bill or the surplus war property disposal measure which went to the White House yesterday. Speculation was strong that the President would make his evaluation of the "compromise" bills a stinging rebuke of Congress. The way for the recess was cleared when Congress completed final action on the Colmer Surplus Property Bill, establishing machinery for the disposal of an estimated 60 to 100 billion dollars in war goods, and the George Reconversion measure was sent to the House for final approval today. (Continued on page 3) Finns to Give Up Arctic Port Area To Reds In Truce STOCKHOLM, Sweden. Conditions of the armistice between Finland and Russia, signed yesterday in Moscow, were revealed today, disclosing the price Finland must pay for her partnership with Nazi Germany. Under the armistice, Finland has agreed to retire to her 1940 border, established after the previous Russo- Finnish war, surrender the Arctic port of Petsamo to Russia. and lease a considerable land area tice turn over the Finnish merchant marine to the Allies for the duration of the war. and give the Allies temporary use of airfields in southern and southwestern Finland. War damages of J3ll0.ooo.fl00 will be paid Russia by Finland, and the Finns have agreed to place their armv on a peacetime footing within program to give individuals and in- planned to start a seven week elec-dustry Incentive to undertake devel- tion recess tomorrow or Friday, opment of the new products that j llmiw Accepts Report must constitute at least 50 per cent The legislative calendar was clos-of America's postwar production In : ed when the house accepted the sen-nrrier to guarantee full peacetime ate-annroved conference report on Landings Swell Allied Assault "Great Developments' Are Due in Coming 12 Hours, SHEAF Declares; Brest Falls Boulogne Flanked SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force. A general German retreat back across the Rhine over a line stretching from Holland's southern border to the Ruhr valley got under way today and all signs pointed to an early decision in the battle to outflank the Siegfried Line. Headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, at the regular evening newB conference, had no details to offer on tiie situation in Holland beyond the fact that additional supplies have been flown in to Allied airborne troops despite weather that has been bad for air operations. Canadians frichte Towns On the Canadian-held sector south of the Scheldt estuary, advances have been made northeast of Ecloo. Belgium. The Canadians captured Arsanede on the Dutch border. 10 miles from Ecloo. There is a great deal of mopping -up in the Canadian army sector, headquarters said. Confused fighting continues In the Boulogne area on the channel coast, wliile the German garrison at Cape Gris-Nei Is still holding out. Its big coastal guns are BtiU in action. Strong Allied forces are operating at the bend of the Dutch border east of Bruges, but the Leopold Canal has not yet been crossed and activity Is restricted by water-logged ground. Keport Belfort Captured Headuuarters had no confirmation of reports that Belfort has been captured. Nearest Allied troops were reported 12 or 15 miles away. iContluuea on page ) IIS Ambassadors Appointed for 5 Soon Freed Nations WASHINGTON, D. C. Herald- I ing further the speedy end of Ger man domination of kurope, i resi dent Roosevelt today nominated American Ambassadors to five nations now being liberated from the Nazi heel. The envoys were chosen for Poland. Belgium. Holland, Yugoslavia and Norway. Selection of Ambassadors for these nations necessitated changes in the Embassies at Bolivia. Colombia and El Salvador. Selection of American representatives to the European nations was interpreted that the United Stales is via and Estonia. The While House also disclosed that an Ambassador will be appointed to the government of Czechoslovakia, but his name was not disclosed. Observers said there was aome significance to the omission from ! puiaieu ua nusswu iiinu..- - will lose their status as independent countries. Commerce Club to Hear Speakers From X. R. O. W. Representatives from the United S.ales War Department and the Wabash Kiver Ordnance Works will be guest speakers at the meeting of the Clinton Commercial Club meeting Monday evening. Sept. 25. Raymond Medlock. president of the local club announced today. The dinner meeting will be held at the Clinton Hotel at 7:30 p. m. followed by the presentation of late war pictures. Leon M. WooHy. secretary of the ; Commercial Club will have charge of the ticket sales. tegic Estonian railroad town of Val- 80 miles to the northeast "ut. J-elgava Railway Southeast of Riga he first Baltic nrniv blasted through heavily forti- fied German defense positions, cross-j ing the I.ielupe and Menele rivers to cut the Krustpils-Jelrava railroad and seise me low u 01 r.. An official communique from he Soviet high command placed keka- va "14 milometers., 8.6 miles, from Kiga. This offensive was revealed to have liberated over 2. "00 towns and villages and destroyed-jnany German troops and much materiel, rolling lorwaro iu im- n-ixu ... to German positions" on a la mile front. Seise Key Rail Junction Northeast of Riga. Russian third Baltic army fighter swarmed into the kev railroad junction of Valga after slashing across, tne vacma. i K,a and Jogi rivers along a wide front. nd army units attacking from Ine east occupied Valga. described an order of the day from Marshal Conttnuen on pae 31 Three Linton Men Held for Arnon, Set Seven Fires LINTON. Ind. Three Linton youths- all 4-F's from 21 to 22 year.-of age. were scheduled to be arraigned today in Greene County court on arson charges in connection with seven fires'in Linton. Arrest of the youths ended a move by Linton citizens to form posses to combat the "firebug menace". Hugh J. McGowan. deputy state fire marshal, informed local officials that the youths. Donald Leo Cox. 22: Robert L. Hims. 21. and Robert L. Franklin. 21. had confessed to setting seven fires at Linton Sunday nicht. The young men are being held in the county jaii at Blooinfield. In addition to the seven blazes which city firemen extinguished after a total loss of ?2.5oO was caused, an effort to burn a building at tile Linton Stockton high school was also made but failed. f j HIU HKI.TKAME Troops battling around Imphal. In dia. Flying in Burma and India was ConUpuea on rage ll .,vm, Peleliu is "almost entire v in small strip along the northern end Hughie Curry, Clinton Airman, is Awarded Army's Air Medal AT A 12TH AAF B-25 BASE Sergeant Hughie L. Curry, of Route No. 1. Clinton. Indiana, has been awarded the Air Medal, it was announced recently at 12th Air Force Headquarters in Italy. The Clinton service man won the decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as Engineer Gunner of a B-25 Mitchell bomber in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. The citation reads In part. "His proficiency in combat reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States". (Continued on Page 2) Plan to Recognize De Gaulle Rule Is Put Before FDR WASHINGTON. D. C. A plan has been drawn up for submission to Preident Roosevelt, it was disclo- i . i t.i..l, wnnlrt prant Gen. Charles de Gaulle the recognition he has so long desired. Under the proposal which would end months of bad feeling between the United States government and i the French leader, the phrase "French National Committee of Liberation" would be scrapped, and De Gaulle would be recognized as head of the provisional government of the French Repuhlic. This 1b as much as De Gaulle himself ts said to desire. He includes the word "provisional" in his own title, and plans to have popular e-lections in France before a permanent government is established. Officials who disclosed this plan asknowledged that a change has been made necessary by the rapid movement of military event on the continent of Kurope. The imminent defeat of Germany makes it necessary for France, which has a great interest In the future of Germany, to be taken more fully into the U-nited Nation councils. The recognition which is now said to he planned would carry with it the admission of French officials to the European Advisory Commission in London, where arrangements are being made for the postwar treatment of Germany. Officials stressed the point, however, that French participation on the commission would be limited to discussion of questions related to Germany, and would not be on a par with the full participation of the British. Russian, and American governments. Plans for recognition of De Gaulle and admission to the commission in London have been informally initialed by advisors of foreijtn affairs, but still have to pass the White House. It is believed, however, that this problem was discussed (at Quebec, and that the principal reason tor Foreign Minister Antho- I employment was proposed here to- j day by A. A. Kucher, director of j research and chairman of the long range planning committee of Bendix Aviation Corporation. Addressing the Indiana section of the Committee for Economic Development, Mr. Kucher offered what he termed "an engineering approach to the tax problem." He stressed that present income taxes, based on the calendar year, actually deter individuals and Industry from taking the financial risks inherent In long term development of new products. As an incentive to stimulate use of "research risk dollars" in new and vitally necessary peacetime product development, he proposed that a three-year "tax-free incentive period" be granted to the developer or owner of a new product resulting from research or engineering effort and expenditure. "I believe that if such an Incentive tax scheme could be worked out. that tax revenues accruing from resultant industrial expansion would far exceed the temporary loss of revenue." Kucher said. "It seems to me, as an engineer, that a tremendous stimulus and assurance for the successful expansion of new enterprise could be given if a premium, rather than a penalty, were attached to the creation of new things particularly for individuals. "It is obvious that the creation of new devices and new business is vastly different from resumption of production of pre-war devices. The reconversion to the production of automobiles, refrigerators and other established fields cannot be used as a measure for the whole. Millions of f the 8 per cent rise in automobile planning to set up traue reiamm. accident fatalities in Indiana during with these countries as soon as pos-the first half of the year. I silile. Highway wrecks caused 3S8 . The nominations Included: deaths in the state in that period.! John C. Wiley of Indiana, now as-compared with 284 during the first signed to the Slate Department, to half of 1943. he announced. be Ambassador to Colombia. Wiley Sliver pointed to the fact that 6.- was formerly U. S. Minister to Lat Invasion of Southern France Marks Fourth Landing for Bruno Beltrame limi.iioo more gallons of gasoline were used in motor vehicles thia year than in the comparable period last year and that more driving results in greater hazards. He also said that the turnover in drivers of commercial vehicles may have contributed to the bad record. In addition. Smer explained. ac-!the list of appointments to the Bal-cident hazards are developed as ve-tic States of Latvia, Lithuania and hides wear out. and motorists arc ! Estonia. Wiley was formerly Minis-not conforming to the 35-mile-an-1 ter to Latvia nad Estonia, hour speed limit as they did in 1913. Tills omission was regarded as a Slate revenue from gasoline tav tacit acknowledgement that these for the first eight months of HI4-: three states probably will be incor- SOMKWHKHK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THEATRE (Delayed ) Already a veteran of three invasions North African. Sicilian and It-talian, .Staff Sergeant llruno K. Bel trame of 517 North Sixth St., Clin-! ton, Indiana, added Invasion number i four to his record when as a Crew Chief aboard an unarmed, uu armor- I ed C-47 Transportplane. of a Troop Carrier Group, commanded by Colonel John Cerny, of the Twelfth Air Force, he flew into Southern France on D-Day, August 15. to drop para-troopees and airborne troops in gliders behind enemy coastal defenses on the French Riviera. SSgt. Ufltrame has been overseas for more than 24 months and is the wearer of the Air Medal. He also wears the North African-European Theatre Ribbon with four battle stars. The Asiatic Theatre Ribbon with one star, the Good Conduct Ribbon. After serving In En eland. North Africa and Sicily Beltrame and part of his Troop Carrier Group were suddenly assigned to the China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations. There the group distinguished itself by fling troops and supplies in support of Allied Armies fighting in Burma ana resupplying the Aliivd additional people must be engaged j on the Porkkala headland to Rus-in completely new lines of effort, in i sia for use as a military base, order to make use of all the space. Finnish residents of the Porkkala machinery and manpower that are area, w hich Russia will hold under available." I a 5o-year lease, were warned to be Accelerated tempo of industrial ready to evacuate their homes, activity for war needs was achieved ! Further provisions of the armls- increasea almost a million aonars over last year. Stiver said. Mrs. Alice Cox Dies At Kosedale Home Sunday Last rites were held Wednesday at 2 p. in. at the Cox and Williams Funeral Home iu Rosedale for Mrs. Alice Coy. till, who died at her home in Rosedale Sunday evening. She had resided in the Daily Chapel community until a few years ago when siie moved to Rosedale. Surviing are two daughters. Mrs. Olive Bennett of Muskegon. Mich, and Mrs. Pearl Braner of Daily Chapel: one son. James of Terre Haute; one sister. Mrs. Ann Keltuer and two brothers. Onier and Homer Chaney of near Rosedale and three grandchildren. principally by provision of "unrestricted facility and equipment'' for technical research, development and production. Kucher declared. He pointed out that Bendix Aviation Corporation, with nearly a billion dollars in gross sales in ISIS, pent nearly 15 million dollars for resrch. engineering and development, as compared with 50 millioi: dollar groas sales and a four million research, expenditure in 1938. two months after disarming and ny Kden's coming to that confer turning over to the Allies German I nce was to settle the French ques-forcee remaining in Finland. ition.

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