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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei THE WEATHER Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Fair today, tonight and Friday. Cooler tonight and Friday. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1944. Volume 32 Number 183, A Four Russian Armies Slicing Through Iunciure Seals Yanks in Luxembourg ir. Nazi Lines in Baltic; Drive on Ki Push on ;TBridffe is Taken Hitler Launches Terror Reign Inside Reich Believe Hitler Still In Power in Germany; Purge Of High Command, Other Opposition in Full Force THIRD U. S. ARMY HEADQUAR Marines Smash Peleliu Posts; Kill 7,645 Foe Jap Toll od Palau Mounts As Marines Push Onward; Angaur Falls to US; Yank Bombers Strike at Davao PEARL HARBOR Battle-hardened II. S. Marines were smashing forward against deeply entrenched Jap positions on Peleliu Island today following disclosure that leathernecks and army assault troops have killed 7.C45 Japs in their campaigns on two major Islands in the Falau chain. Pacific Kleet headquarters disclosed that the Marines hare killed 7,045 enemy troops In Peleliu. while the Army's Eighty-First Division accounted for 600 more in their conquest of Angaur Island, six mileB to the south. Mop I'p Eastern Shore The Marines are making slow but steady progress against bitterly fighting Japanese who are battling without quarter In the rough terrain along Pelellu's western shore. In one sector, headquarters disclosed, the Americans captured 11 field guns, 70 machine guns and 23 mortars. Along the eastern shore, the Marines scored new gains and in TERS. With gullible youtns in German army pumped full of Nazi propaganda in an attempt to increase their fighting prowess ana with a desperate purge of dissident elements underway Inside the Reich, evidence mounted today that Hitler still holds the whifckand t home. Executing fieawrals ; ; Despite recurrent rumors or tne fuehrer's decline from power, obser vers now feel that It J. Hitler, and not the German generals, who is in If ""! J r'i - -1 i r I control. The generals may succeed Tne second prong of the uenin-in. overthrowing hltri, but the speed I gra(j army's assault lunged forward with which Helnrich Himmler's a- j west of Narva, between the north-genls are lopping off heads hints n end of Lake Peipus and the that the high command may soon j (jUf cf Finland, smashing through -Tallinn rsfiSTONIA !S?9iee- KaOflfts-'t&li Koniqsberot e tw iVVorsow POLAND titiurr Mint RUSSIAN FOUCES, totaling more than 500,000 men. have been hurled against the crumbling German lines in Estonia and Latvia (A) in another of the war's big offensives aimed at crushing two Nazi Baltic armies. At the same time, another onslaught by another Russian Army In the Narva sector (B) of Estonia's northeastern coast appears imminent. A "dee'p penetration" was acknowledged northwest of Tartu in the direction of Tallinn, Estonian caoital. (IntemationaU Greeks Approach Rimini Outskirts In Gothic Push 8th Army Troops Score Advance on Adriatic Post; Conquering Yanks, ring the duchy of Luiemliourg, are lieroes to ri-i"li-'.iK as young ami old come out lo meet llieul. A little girl ki-'Ux toward to hand a flower to a til. "atjCov. Dewey to Bid for California MOSCOW. Russia. Four Soviet armies drove relentlessly ahead today in an all out campaign to wipe out Nail forces in the Baltic states. Russian Marshal Leonid A. Gov-orov was revealed in an official communique from the Soviet high command to have hurled his Leningrad army against the Nazi defenses in Estonia In a two pronged ane which has driven 44 miles into German positions on a 75 mile front in the last four days. shatter I-ake Ita-formee Red army fighters striking north of Tartu rammed hammer1 blows through Nazi Installations ttf shatter defense' positions along' the shores of Lake Pelpus arid 'on the Tartu-Tallinn railroad. Battering back desperate Nazi resistance. Russian fighters occApted more than 1,600 towns ana Milages In their advance and took a neavy toi Df German , men and equipment. wen prepared German defenses to . aenth of more than 37 miles and threatening to join with the offen- Ve forces west of Lake reipus io encircle large German forces. Pound Past Border South of the Leningrad army. Gen. Ivan L. Maslennlkov's 3rd Baltic army continued it. offensive past the newly captured rail center of Valga, on the Estonian-Latvian border, to scoop up an additional BO Inhabited places. East of the Latvian capital of Riga the 2nd Baltic army smashed into more than 100 towns and villages in the .lith day of Its offensive, capturing the towns of Savac. Druliena Tymermaki and Ergli as well a. the rail town, of Llzmums and TJrieksty. Riga Near Fall South and .outhesat of Riga, forces of Gen. lvaa D. Bagramian's first . Baltic army cotlnued their drive on the tottering Latvian capital from position, les. than eight miles away. West of jelgava (Mltava) Bagramian's force, .mashed back new. tank-paced counter blow, launched by desperate German defenders. Far to the south, on the Polish Czechoslovak Ian border, units of the fourth Ukrainian army slashed a new wedge through the Carpathian Mountain, .outh of Sanok and Krosno. Sweeping forward on a broad front. Russian fighters In this mountain area plunged to positions on the Czechoslovak border west of Lupkow Pass. The two Nazi armies under Gen. Gerog Llndemann, commander of ff'onltnoe. nn oage SI MattieD. Johnson, 91, Succumbs At Home of Daughter Mrs. Mattle t. Clarke Johnson. 91, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Moore. 03' South Seventh Street, at 5:30 p. m. Wednesday following a brief Illness. She -was the widow of Frank Johnson and a former resident of the Mattoou. III. vicinity. Mrs. Johnson has resided In Clinton for the past 20 years. Survivors Include the daughter, Mrs. Moore: two sons, Clarence Clarke of Walnut Hill. III. and J. E. Clarke, of Pine Bluff. Ark.; several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body wa. taken to the Frist Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at :30 a. ni. Rev. C. C. Jordan will officiate with burial in the Itodge Grove cemetery at Mattoon. III. . . Xfp in rSCO LOS V UIC III II lOV-V, ABOARD THE DEWEY TRAIN, BO T(J SAff fraNC.SCO- R amlng ,n, . 6 700-mile coast-to-coast trip, prepared today f(m Qf two mllJor bldg for California's 25 doctoral votes. ' lnl,K,rtance of JXf which turned the tide In the stte RepllWlcalt J f will 'deliver fwo nationally broadcast speeches , California within i 24 hour.. "P-" MJ. The first will be made tonight. . . between 10 and 10 . .i .. M iftirxi l " rf , r I "" ' urn at San Francisco. The second Fifth Army Slogs Forward ' considerable amount of fighting. D- 1 ' b nlted States Third Army troops 1n ROME. Italy. . Greek troops of that sector are continuing to fight the Allied Eighth Army in Italy bat- 'against Increasing ' resistance, with, tied their way forward along thel (Continue) on page 7) Adriatic coast today to within 2.00U I aa , i. , , ; , . i f ii vniicm rail British Armor Rolls Over- Captured Rhine Bridge to . Arnhem; US Third Army In Battles Near Aachen r SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. Reporta of a Junction between Allied ground troops and airborne unit. In the area of Holland linking NHmegen with strategic Arnhem flowed Into London today following the capture Intact of a great concrete brldgS -cross the Waal branch of the Hitln in the former city. T '" No Official Word Official sources said that while) they had no Immediate confirmation of reports that a Juncture had been effected, such a success "might welt have been accomplished." '' A spokesman for Gen. Dwlght J. Eisenhower said there wa. no official confirmation of report, that the great concrete bridge across the Waal had been taken undamaged following a joint frontal and flanking assault by British and American troops. -t - Armor Crosses Bridge . -.- Battlerront dispatches, howerer, described this striking triumph. A Reuter correspondent with the British Second Army said that British armor was rolling toward Arnhem after capturing and crossing ta bridge, while both the Berlin and Paris radios reported a meeting between these units and airborne 'forces that had been .menaced byrQtii-man counterattacks in the Arnhem area. " - r Although the bridge la ta Allied hands. Nijmegen is by no mean, clear of the Germans, this dispatch said. - -' ;V. Yanks' Battle 4n forest . i' Headquarters said in the Stpl-berg-Busbach area east and southeast of Aachen, there ha. been Legionnaires Call . For Total Victory; i USinWorldParlevr CHICACO. 111. Delegate, to the: Ameiican Legion's 26th national, convention returned homeward today after calling for the complete subjugation of Germany and Japan, endorsing a post-war world security organization of the United Nation, and electing a new national eonr-mander. In- . - 1 1 X' ChnlUA-ltnir nf 1 1- bany, N. Y.. elected unanimously after John Steele, former Illinois gov-, ernor. had ..withdrawn hi. naH look over the rein, to lead Ameri-. fa's greatest veterans' organization through the next. 12 month.. , .1 .,' ' This period, because of the war. t i ..... . .. .......... t.i 'Is mu ',j tMe problems of peace already tonfrontlng the world, was recognize efl by the delegates a. one of the mogt mIortaiit, critical years in .the lcgion-s history. The convention adopted a report, which had been approved unanl- nlousiy by lis foreign relation, com- nlittee, calling for participation by the United States in a post-war soriatlon of nations for world security. The new demand wa. added that Germany and Japan be "eonipletelr disarmed" and given no quarter alien their defeat Impends. Ray Murphy of Ida Grove, la., chairman of the foreign relatione committee, said that while the resolution followed closely that adopted In Omaha last year. It went further in recommending the drastic restrictions to be imposed upon the defeated enemy. On thi. point the resolution stated: "After subjugation, Germany ana Japan must thereafter be occupied and controlled in such manner and to such extent as to bring home to the German and Japanese people . . . a full realization of the folly and disastrous consequence, of their way. ... Since the people of every nation are responsible for their ruler., we ust not forget that Hitler was ov erwhelmingly voted Into power and kept there by the German people themselves. It is absolutely essential to our safety and peace that they be held in restraint." Sen. Tom Conually (D) of Texas, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, praised the tenor of the resolution and went further, advocating the acquisition and maintenance of. jiaval aBd air bases in the Atlantic and Pacific "to assure that no aggressor will rise again." will be delivered tomorrow night at to tne nation's half million coal min-Los Angeles, after which Mr. Dew- ers to nalt strikes which threaten ey will turn toward home. ffo impair war production. Gov. Dewey showed no signs of L-WB 7 Mj,m Tons fatigue after a 24-hour train ride j gjnce the I'nited Mine Workers' from Portland. Ore., where, on sirike pledge of last November, a I Til AnCIC QS I 3 KS r i iwiw u-i-w Ickes Appeals To Miners to Halt Wartime Strikes fioes Over Lewis Head In Direct Appeal; 1,300 Strikes Since November WASHINGTON. D. C. Secreta- . 1 1 t i. T" '"r " " " k,IT over . ..u u...., ' , Lewis today and appealed directly iCKeB declared, there have been I Uonie 1.300 walkouts involving ap- proximately 350.000 men and ost- n(, gpVPI1 million tons of viltally n(.,.ed fuel. ..( cannot conceive that the mine .,!, c-.n turn their backs oa t iiir government- by -continuing e g(cike' time when, the nation greatly Iheedit anery tovi VJT coal-that 1 hey can produce in order to speed the w iuuiug of the war.", Ickes said, jt'oal Situation SerioMs At a news conference. Ickes de scribed the coal situation as "pretty serious." explaining that the United States is facing a 22 million tun deficit ibis year. , . Icks said: , , "I am not going to dignify John (Conltnueo on Dace SI Ten Trial Dales Sel in Vermillion Circuit Gmrl Term NEWPORT. Ind. Ten cases! were set for trial in Vermillion Circuit Court Friday when the official docket was read for the September term of court. A total of three criminal nd seven civil cases were set for trial. The court calendar (or the September term of court Is as follows: Harriet Baldwin Sept. 20 James Baldwin, divorce, State of Indiana vs I ' be only a skeleton of Its old self. At home. Hitler Is forestalling any prospective revival of pre-war political parties by wholesale massa- ere. in such concentration camps as Buchenwald and Dachau. Old-time leaders are disappearing fast, with Baron KonBtantin von Neurath. for mer Reich protector of Moravia and Czechoslovakia, and Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, ej-finance minister, report edly among those liquidated. Ceatapo Kim Rampant On the whole, the Gestapo terror inside Germany apparently is running rampant. Just as Hitler said it would do If it ever came to a test of strength. (In London, Reuter'. 'relayed a Swiss report that Hlmmler visited the Siegfried Line early this month and took "Draconic measures against certain troops wh" had been sowing dissension." The dispatch, published j originally Ib the Zurich newspaper La Suisse, was credited to the Bawl correspondent of that dally. (Reuter's also said that all police stations in Copenhagen have been taken over by the Gestapo, the SS and Danish Kalis. The report came from the Banish press service ID mutrmiuiiu. I . . . 1. TIm 13 n ill T iio eph Goebbels 1. busily weaving a propaganda net of illusion in German minds that If they can hold out until winter, a Nazi victory will be assured. Consequently, youngsters fresh from the Hitler Youth are dying by the hundreds in front of Allied guns because they are convinced the V-2 and other secret weapon, will win the war. If only they can hold until the weather turn. cold. Thi. i. reflected in Increased resistance be tween the Moselle and the Rhine and beyond the breaches in the Sleg fried Line. (Continued on Pace St Seven-Week Recess Votes in Gngress;J.' Postwar Bills OKd WASHINGTON. D. C. The Senate and House adopted resolutions today to recess f ram the close of business this afternoon until Nov. 14. The resolution, sponsored in the Senate by Majority Leader Alben llarkley. provides that both Houses can be re-assembled upon three days advance notice in case of emergency. The campaign - bound Congress was understood to have received definite assurance that President Hoonevclt will not upset recess plans by vetoing either of Its two post-war bills Reliable quarters said, however, that Mr Roosevelt will bast Congress on at least one phase of lis postwar biaislsttott - the laliure to provide unemployment compensation (fir federal employes la the George reconversion Mil. The eorge bill to the White House yesterday, .way from home by production cut backs were written Into the George bill by the Senate. The House, however. opiosed such provisions and In the drive to enact some legislation before recessing, tiie senate receded. Barkley In the Senate, and staunch administration supporter, in the House, assailed the George bill a. inadequate. Assurance, have been given that the unemployment compensation question will be taken up In separate legislation as soon as Congress reconvenes. The Iresldent. it was indicated, will criticize the failure of Congress to meet the need Immediately rather than wait until a time which may eocue after victor? in Europe and after the beginning of reconversion. , that sector, "virtually ail enemy re-1 sistance" has been mopped up. The original Jap garrison on Peleliu was authoritatively estimat ed at 8.000. and In view of the ficial announcement on enemy dead It was believed that the island may. soon be completely unfier American control, though the enemy was de- acribed In one front aispaicn as ua - . tllng a. though "Tokyo was ooly' twentjr mile, behind him . , 1'atrol for Jap Outpost. , Swift completion of the Army's campaign on Angaur was o,..c a ,,, oiscio.ro Tuesday. Army troop, are still pa- ( trolling for iso ated remnant, of Jap garrison but organized resist- ance on the rich phosphate-pruc- ,ngCo,auDet,gofnd;ngaur wa, accom- pllshed in three days, a record for Pacific Island warfare. Another In- . .lance oi ujKtru ' j . , was renorted by headquarters. An . was reported by headquarters. An . undisclosed number of Jap aircraft (Continued on page 4) Allied Plans For Pacific War May Be Upset in China WASHINGTON, D. C: Taking the cue from the Chinese government, which has modified Its news censorship, American official, spoke freely today of the dangerous military and political situation in Chi na Which threaten, to "I'f lied 'fcitlttary turntable in the Far Kast.''-' ' "" This "week for the first time newsmen' in Chungking hare been permitted 'fd;eahfe stories about "corruption. Inefficiency, repression and military Inaptitude," and these stories are 'marched by informed officials in Washington. Oit'the military side, there Is apprehension over loss of American bases"iri China. The Japanese drive has thrown the Chinese out of Heng-yang, which was once the site of an American air base. And the present threat to Kweilin ha. driven the United State. 14th Air Force to the desperate measure of destroying Hist rategie fighter and bomber base there. There is also a new threat to any American plan to land on the Chinese coast for attacks against Japan. The Japs are now driving toward Canton, and are practically cutting China In two. Soon there will be no coast left In Chinese hands If the Japs are successful. The economic picture was described as equally discouraging, becauw of Its casual relation to the militar; failure.. .Since April, the Chinest have lost large areas In Hunan pio-t-inee which provide 600 million bushels of rice, and they have also lost the rich Honan (different from Hunan) wheat belt. Officials pointed out that these food losses alone reduce China's military potential by more than a quarter of a million men. because of tin-government', inability to feed the army. Inflation ba. reached fantastic proportion.. A Chinese coolie who used to make 10 dollars a month now makes 700 to 1.000 dollars. But he still cannot buy a pair of shoe, unless he wants to spend a full month's earnings. Taken all together, the situation In China has brought I'nited States officials to the strong feeling that the war against Japan may be great- ly prolonged by' the practical dlsin- tegratlon of tba1"conntry' military and economic reafaHance. i yards of the outskirts of the Port pt Rimini. The advance on Rimini was pressed as troops of Lieut. Gen. Mark W. Clark's Klfth Army widened their breach in the Gothic Line above Florence and approached the communications hub of Flrenzuola. Heavy fighting u Spearheads of the Allied troops pushing through I he Gothic Line engaged the German defenders in heavy fighting. Canadian troops played a prominent part along wilh the Greeks in bitter fighting for Rimini. They scored a break-through of German positions to San Iorenzo, 2.00" yards west of Rimini. , Large pockets of Nazi still resisl-iConttnueo on pags 3) . Month-Old Infant Dies At Home of Grandparents Daniel Itae Karnes, one month old. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kar- nes died at the home of the grand- parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hui near Shirk ierille at 8:15 a. m. Thursday morning after being 111 for several days. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Evalyn Karnes who makes her home with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Hui the father. Terre Haute; the grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hui and Mrs. Edith Karnes. Hymera, Ind. The body was taken to the Krlst Funeral Home and will be removed to the Huz residence for fuueral services Saturday morning. ing August, he said. Employment increases in the can- nlng industry also were less than seasonally anticipated, Gardner an - nounced, explaining that many of the . worker, ordinarily depended upon were employed regularly and not interested in temporary work. Combined employment was estimated at 598.460 wage earjpers dur- ing August with payrolls amounting to approximately IS6.S49.542. an increase of 1 per cent from mid-July and 2.3 per cent from August. 1943. Downward trends were noticed in electrical equipment. Iron, steel, and machinery industries, and in all oth er non-manufacturing Industries ex-; cept for coal mining which registered a rise following the usual seasonal trend of this industry. However, employment remained 3 per cent under the August. 1943. level. Jokomo showed the greatest employment increase during the year (Continued on Bag X I 1 ' ; Tuesday night, he told the nation There is no indispensable man." Ptaits Oklahoma Speech I During most of the trip across Oregon and half way across Califor- uia, the GOP nominee made last j minute chances In his San Francis- co and Lob Angeles speeches and ,ot.ked out the general outline, of (Continued on page 21 OPALiflsRalion On RiililK'r-oltitl ,,; ' Non-Leallier Shoes WASHINGTON. D. C. OPA announced a change in its shoe rationing regulations which will free from rationing any non-leather shoes made with rubber soles. The action wiil not release any considerable quantity of shoes now in dealers' stocks but means that non-rationed type? of footwear the kinds made with canvas or other fabric uppers will now lie permitted to be made with rubber soles. OI'A said the change in ration regulations is coordinated with recent actions by the War Production Board and the Offi of Rubber Director to relav control of rubber for shoes. Previously, slmes with rubber Boles were included in the radon order tiecaiise of the scarcity of rublier. Now that the supply of reclaimed rubber and bunsa-s, the all piinwse synthetic ruliler. has Increased substantially. OI'A said, rubber soles are readily availale for all types of siloes. No change is made In regulations covering men's rubber boots and rubber work shoes. These are made by a different process and the supply remains evtremely tight. OPA said, both because of critical manpower shortages in the industry and sharply Increased needs of the Army and Navy. AWOL Sldier Surrenders To Local Police Toesday l4- r.letiHnle Itlack. AWOL sol died from Camp Pickett. Va. Is being ! held by the local police today await- ing the arrival of the military authorities. Pvt. Black who has been AWOL since Sept. 7 gave himself up to local police Tuesday evening. His home U iu Birmingham, Ala. 1 I Employment in Indiana Shows Notable Cain in Past Year, War Industry Aids Clar-lwent ence Farner, burglary, Oct. 6; Stale 24 hours behind the surplus proper-of Indiana vs Carl Nielson. reckless ty disposal measure driving. Oct. 9; State of Indian, vs l Provisions for aaemployment rom-Cecil P. Bovd et al. selling intoiicat-l pensatlon (or federal employes and Ing liquors to minor. Oct. 10; Mar-1 travel pay for war workers stranded INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. A slight increase in Indiana's employment level from July to August wa. reported today by Everett 1. Gardner. Indiana Employment Security Division director, but it .till wa. 6 per cent lower than that of August, 143. The month's .1 per rent increase wa. attributed to employment boost, in the chemical industry because of stepped - up production schedules of heavy ammunition and to seasonal gains in the canning industry. However. Gardner reported that over-optimism caused by Allied victories on the various war fronts has brought about a continuous shift of workers from war production to nonessential Jobs. The resulting labor shortages has tended to hold back production in several essential lines to such an extent that the assistance of soldiers was required in the man ufacture of ordnance materials dur-j garet Welch v. John Riley, damag es. Oct. 11: Noah Duchene v. Paul Duchene. complaint on note. Oct. 16; Caroline Kamarata et al v. H. B. L'Hair, foreclosure on Mechanic's lien. Oct. 17; Otto Hensley vs Mildred Hensley. divorce, Oct. IS; Mildred Plunkett vs Dee Plunkett. divorce. Oct. IS; Rosa Mrdja vs Miles Mrdja. divorce. Nov. 2. The following cases were dismissed In the Vermillion Circuit Court upon motion of plaintiffs: State of Indiana vs James Auman vehicle taking; State of Indiana vs Jackie Hillyer. receiving stolen goods: State of Indiana vs Oscar Jackson, assault and battery; State of Indiana vs Earl Doan. wife aud child desertion: and Perry Woodrum v. Ma- ry W oodrum, divorce.

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