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Pi THE WEATITEB Fair and rather cool today, tonight and Saturday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1944. Volume 32 Number 184. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countief in British Rush to Aid Glider Force ifi Arnhem ! IT C ?-A Am,, Pntir MacArthur on Morotai Trapped Troops Stave off Foe, Wait Allied Aid - , 7::rvTf . - ; IN - - 'i , i - C '. ' (',, ' S : ( ' . p- t-J'-- j L-jju - Ml-X -i - ass - 7TMbT M Second Attack Strikes Manila, Tokyo Declares Former US Islands Under Martial Law as Heavy Air Attacks Hit Luzon; Rip 205 Planes, 40 Ships Fresh raids on the Philippines, -where the puppet president of the Jap occupied islands declared martial law in view ol what was termed the threat of Imminent invasion, were reported today by the Jap-controlled Manila radio. - United States carriers-plane raids against the Manila area were con-, tlnued -yesterday following the Initial attack , Wednesday by craft from a task orce of the Third U. S. Fleet, the Manila transmitter said, reporting that the crart consisted principally of "F-4-F" fighters from aircraft carriers and a certain number of "F-6-F" fighters and "F-82 PU" bombers. The Manilla broadcast was recorded by the FCC. Throughout yesterday. It was claimed by the Japs, a total of 43 American planes were shot down, "including 12 probables." tlalm Jans Attack Fleet Just prior to the announcement of continued aerial assaults, the Manila radio asserted that Jap naval aircraft had discovered the "hiding place" of the U. S. task force which previously smashed 205 Jap planes and sunk or damaged 40 shlpB and attacked it, The Jap broadcast claimed their navy planes set fire to two aircraft carriers and shot down one Grumman fighter plane. The reports and claims of the Manila transmitter were not confirmed at U. B. headquarters. Halaey's Fleet Attacks The Initial surprise mission a-galnst important Jap bases on the Island of . Luton announced today by Admiral Chester W. Ntmltz was Fall of Rimini Opens Gateway To Po Valley 8th Army Captures Key Gothic Line Post After Fierce Battle; Strikes Into North Italy Near , ROME, Italy. Capture: ot the Adriatic port -city of Rimini, eastern anchor of the German-held -Gothic Line, 1y troops of the Allied Eighth Army In Italy was announced today by headqtmrters of Oen. Sir Henry Maltland Wilson, i The break-through of 'the -Gothic Line at Rimini opens the gateway for a flrlve by Allied forces Into the Po river -valley. Strike Northward A smash across the plains of Lombard- from Rimini will enable the Allies to strike forward against industrial cities in the north of Italy and toward the Brenner PaaB through the Alps. The occupation of Rimini climaxed a victorious offensive by the Eighth Army which destroyed the greater part of two Germans divisions and inflicted additional heavy losses on two other enemy divisions in the Adriatic sector. Key mmmuniratiung 'enit'r Rimini, Bituated at the Adriatic end of the Po valley, Is a key communications center. From Rimini a main northward Italian highway slices up the Po valley behind the Gothic Line. Greek forces flanking Rimini gained a bridgehead over the Marec-chia river after driving the Germans from the town of San Fortu- Uen. Ihinglafi Mai-Arthur, right, who participated In tlie landings on the I S captured iNland of Morotui. Ik shown as lie Hades out to Ills barge which will take liliu to Ills Hliip. A miviil doctor Is shown at Hie (Jenerul's right, and in the background ran lie seen a Jap oil dump burning. This is an Army Signal Corp radiiiplioto. W AS "J M V Strong Armored Attack On Siegfried Defenses WITH THE U. S. THIRD ARMY, France. - The Germans, unyielding in their defense of the approaches to the southern end of the Siegfried Line, were slammed back today in the Dieuze area southeast of Nancy by a heavy armored attack loosed by the American Third Army. Smash ia Nazi Tanks The attack by the forces of Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton. Jr., brought the total of German tanks smashed in more lhan five days of stiff encounters across an eight-mile sector to 125. , ; The latest blow by the Americans attempting a break-through toward the Siegfried defenses was launched at suiiBet yesterday. At least 20 of the German tanks knocked out in the bitter mechaniz-(Conitr.ilea OD page V) Red Armies Surge Through Baltics; In Estonia Capital Leningrad Army Paces Svt '.ft Soviet Advances; 3 Forces Inside Latvia NEW YOItK, N. Y. Tlie Finnish domestic radio reiorud today that Nar.l forces had started evacuating Tallinn, capital of I toniu. The broadcast, monitored hy the Fl'C, gave no details of the alleged evacuation. LONHON, England. Polish forces fighting Inside Warsaw have nude contact -with advance Kusslan units on the west hank at the Vistula, tJea. Jtor, Polih tin derground commander, -reported today. tien. lior's rotmmnilajiieiadded'-tlmt Polish fighter Inside Itie dry had scored gains by utilizing the reunite of Hovlet artillery fire, and said that arms and ammunition had lieen supplied by parachute from Soviet planes. 1 ' MOSCOW, Russia. Twin, as sault columns of the Soviet Lenin grad army smashed to within 4C. miles of the Estonian capital of Tallinn today after joining forces northwest of Lake Pelpus and lunging deep into Nazi defenses of northern Estonia. Tlie second Ukrainian army of Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky. striking forward far to the south, simultaneously seized the Romanian rail centers of Pancout and Lipova. Dewey Outlines COP Labor Policy In Postwar Era in California Talk ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN, En Route To l-os Angeles Gov. Thomas E. Dewey carried his fight for California's 25 electoral votes southward toward Los Augeles today after telling a huge Ka Francisco audience that the Republican party can provide economic security without loss of political freedom. The Republican .presidential nominee, far from repudiating the social reforms of recent years, promised to tell the nation, from Los Angeles to Marines Drive Japs From Last Strongholds On Peleliu, Angaur PEARL HARBOR. Hawaii. V-nited States marines were battling today to Warn the Japs from their last remaining strongholds on Peleliu Island in the Palau group. A Pacific fleet headquarters communique revealed that minor gains were made In a northerly direction but that the marines are still facing stiff opposition from Japanese well-entrenched In precipitous terrain. Palau Jap Toll 7,642 Total of enemy dead on Peleliu was scaled downward from a previously announced 7,045 to 6,792, while on Anguar Island, six miles to the south, the total was raised from GOO to 859, making the grand total of enemy killed In the Palau invasion, 7.C42. The marines have gained full control of the eastern coast of Peleliu Continued on page 6) Politicians Stump State in Opening Major Campaigns Demos Take First Steps In Campaign; Republican Chairman Sees Victory INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Political oratory thundered In many parts of Indiana last night. For the first time In the cam palgn, the Democrats took formid able offensive action. At South Bend, where the CIO opened a three-day political action committee meeting. Walter Frisble, secretary of the Indiana CIO, call ed Representative Robert A- Grant (R) of Indiana a "liar" and said that Ralph F. Gates. Republican gu- bernatorial nominee, "lacks Intelli gence, integrity anu rBpouiumij. Il-niiw loci-clou Otareea Frisbie denied charges that the CIO politioal action committee is coercing members for contributions to PAC funds in behalf of President Roosevelt's reelection. He hurled the epithet at Con gressman Grant because the representative charged that the PAC had compelled his father, Everett F. Grant, an employe of the Bendlx company at South Bend, to contribute to the PAC coffers. Charges OOP Betrayal Meanwhile, Fred F. Bays. Demo- 'cratic state chairman sneaking at Purdue University. Governor ( Continued on gm 1 Clinton Conservation Club Outlines Plans for Preserve Possibility of establishing a game preserve to be opened iopn the return of Clinton servicemen was planned to the Clinton Conservation Club at the meeting held Thursday evening. Gene Fossl, president of the organization, has also announced that the bird-dog field trials are to be held in the near future. Further plans on the activity will be announced later. The next meeting will be held Oct. 5 at 8 p. m. in the club rooms at 116 East Elm street. All members of the club are urged to attend this meeting. mrrled out bv Admiral William r. under , Halsev's Third Fleet units un personal command of Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher who directed sim-(Contmued on Page t) Congress on Call For Emergency As 8-Week Recess On WASHINGTON. D. C. Congress began an eight-week pre-election re-cesB today. Its campaign-bound members hopeful that the war with Germany will end before they reconvene K'n,- 1 A Members of the House and (Senate nato and the strategic Cerlano ridge. -The Eighth Army victory which paves the way for the last lap of the campaign In Italy was won dur ing a fierce rain and thunderstorm which raced throughout Italy yesterday. Tanks, Armor Used The employment of strong tank and armor formations which finally gained the upper hand in the Adri-iContliiuen oo page XI Farmers Aided As Roosevelt Signs REA Legislation WASHINGTON. D. C. President RooBevelt signed a rural electrification bill today extending large benefits to America's farm population. In signing the measure, Mr. Roosevelt pointed out tiiat the. -pro Eisenhower Denies U. S, British Force Junction; German Resistance Stiff Throughout Battle Area . 1 U'- HHU lvl)run luiiui y rvice. i n lieadquurters -of Gn. B wight D. Elsenhower today threw cold water on over-optimistic reports of the Allied campaign in Holland, denying that the British Second Army h yet made a junction with hard-pref-ned Allied airborne units In tlie Dutch city of Arnhem. Ormaiw Make- 4'laim In the face of German propaganda broudcauts that for tbe last 24 hours have reported a Junction and today placed Allied forces within Arnhem itself, headquarters said: "There is no link-up yet between British armor last reported advancing north from Nijmegen and tbe airborne units fighting at Arnhem." Vitii al Hituathm . j The airborne troops are in a pre-ty critical situation," headquarters said, but it is not hopeless. j They are suffering casualties and are fighting against what field com-: manders characterize as "fairly good troops." , I Bad weather has aggravated their position. Despite lack of arrival of tbe needed Second Army reinforcements, I headquarters said, the airborne j troops still hold a front on tbe nor-i thern bank of the river Lek In the j area west of Arnhem. In the ares of Geilenkirchen, a German countejr-attiifk by infantry and tanks was repelled by Allied artillery without loss of ground. IHiwger Forwt Battle In tbe Aachen-fltolberg areas to the south, headquarters said, considerable- mopping-up continues in tbe Forest of Hurgen, with strong resistance - still : encountered irom i pillboxes and road blocks. HeRiHtrice is now stroixe .in all ) sectors, particularly the Aachen ar-jea, headquarters added. A Nazi coun-j terattack in the area of Diekfreh on the Luxembourg frontier forced Al-i lied troops to abandon some ground. rConttuued ou page 31 Chief of Rome Police for Nazis Executed in Italy HOME. Italy. With a last cry Of long live nm , j-ieiru uu, Faselst p"olfce chief of Rome. waV executed today for turning Italian' hostages over to German occupation ttwctiv for tnrture and killlnr. "Long live Italy! Aim accurate- ly!" Then his body Blumped down Into the chair aB the bullets ripped off the top of his head. The execution originally w a scheduled for 1 p. m.. but was delayed fore several reasons. His wardens were late in bringing the condemned man to the port and there was -a mix-up regarding presence of cor-resiHindents and photographers. Then Caruso held up the execution further by requesting the presence of a priest to whom he made his last confession. Caruso refused to be blindfolded. Caruso stared intenlljr at the priest as extreme unction was administered and twice recalled his confessor before the latter finally patted his shoulder In apparent assur ance that his last wishes would be (carried out. Death was instantaneous and the customary coup de grace was not necessary. Kookville Doctor to Work In Delaware Dupont Plant Dr. Charles Morris. Rockvllle. of the medical department of the Wabash River Ordnance plant was transferred to Wilmington. Del. Thursday where he will be employed as a medical supervisor in a DuPont plant at Carney's Point. X. J. Dr. Morris will assume his duties Slonday at one of the oldest of the were advised that they will be re-iporuano. comeuueu .m called on three days' notice by Con- of the American people by Republl-gressional leaders In the event acan politicians after World War I sudden emergency requiring their . was responsible for World War II. presence I Addressing a midwest conference Both Houses remained In session of agricultural and business leaders visions of the measure "will jnake j smashing to within 20 miles of the It iposslble 10 bring electricity to Hungarian border in a drive design-many more thousands of farm homes ; ed to trap' Nazi forces in Transyi-whieh could not previously be eer-vania and Jinock Hungary, last sate- lite nation in tlie. Axis camp, out f. , P,rapl)ed to a chair and wleh fcte the war.. ( ( 'Cutback to hin executioners, Caruso hnihisrad Arni- Lead to his death in dramatic The four Russian armies opera- j (a,jon ! Ing in a coordinated offensive to j Jt wos at 2.n8 j, M (9.8 a. m. ' wipe mil Nazi defenders of the Bal- E WT) tha( tne fu,niade was fired. ' tic states before winter surged a- Twentv bullets were poured Into head 'In' Estonia and Latvia, with ' njm ' the sweeping drive of the Leningrad j BlIt a fraction of a moment before" army in northern Estonia pacing the'. sllots WPre riT(.d he shouted: ' night, "the things we need to oo to advance our social progress". Kail to Protect Individuals In bis Han Francisco speech. Governor Dewey said the Roosevelt administration has failed completely to handle necessary governmental controls in such a way as to protect the rights and freedom of Individuals. Under a Republican administration, he promised, the people will not be forced to make a choice between two "dangerous alternatives" complete governmental control or complete reaction. "Either of these courses would be tragic," he said. "Neither is necessary. Crucial Decision Demanded "We have reached a point where we must make a crucial decision. We must decide this year whether we shall reiect both of these courses and choose a new leadership pledged . to attain a maximum of security without loss of our essential free- dnins. and with neither malice nor favor toward any group or class. For myself, I am utterly confi dent that America can achieve sta bility and lasting prosiierlty without the Iobs of any part of Its economic free-dom." Huge Crouds Greet Nominee Close- to lSu.fMio persons greeted the Republican nominee at one time or aaother during his li-uour visu to Oakland and San Francisco. Near- lr 75100 lined the streets on nis arrival and more than ln.flOu filled the big civic auditorium for his radio speech. Assures I.alKr Factions Governor Dewey assured labor. which Is an important factor in California, that It has nothing to fear from Republican victory in November. "In bygone days." he said, "work ing men and women worked for (Continued on pag ) This first registration was regarded as a permanent registration and unless a voter changed address since his or her registration, or has other wise lost his or her right to vote by I disfranchisement, the first registration Is good. Ke-regist ration Required However, if a voter fails to assert his or Iter right of franchise, that is. fails to vote within a period of two years, the law makes it necessary for the clerk to send the voter a notice of suspension or registration and then the voter roust be re-in-Btated or must register anew. The registration law directs that voters registration departments during the month of January following general election shall examine all registration records, to find out who did on did not vote and is very specific that if the voter did not vote, then the notice of suspension go out. (Coatlnuea as fat l : I 1 Chicago School Head's Home Bombed; Blame Transfer Controversy , .. CHICAGO, 111. Police guarded the homes of two Chicago public school officials today following the bombing last night of the first floor apartment (at 1228 Farwell Ave. I of Superintendent of Schools William H. Johnson. The bombing marked a violent climax to two weeks of city-wide indignation and protest over Johnson's abolition of the school transfer system. The action forced thousands of pupils to change to new schools. Objecting parents are seeking an injunction to prevent enforcement of the order. shatters Window. Porch The bomb exploded at the rear of the Johnson place, shattering every window and destroying the back porch. Windoara in the homes im- ( Continued on page City OiiMicilman i Clarence Harrison . ! Succumbs Friday 1 Clinton city councilman Clarence A. "Zeke" Harrison. 58, of 426 Wabash Avenue, died at the Vermillion County Hospital at 9:15 a. m. Friday morning. Mr. Harrison, who represented Clinton's fourth ward in the council, had been ill with heart trouble for the past seven months. Well-known In the city, he had been a railway conductor on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Rail- road for many years. He was a Past Master of the Jerusalem Chap- ter Number 99 t . ana a. ai. ana was a member of the Vermillion County Hast Masters Association. Mr. Harrison was elected to the city council In January. 1942 and had served his office faithfully until his illness forced him to relinquish his duties. He was chairman of the firehouse committee and a member of several other committees of the city government. He is survived by the widow. Mrs. Margaret Mackie Harrison, one son, David Hugh Harrison, one granddaughter. Marsha Ann Harrison of Indianapolis, and a brother, Roy Harrison of Ban Antonio. Tex. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending the completion of funeral arrangements. GOP Womens' Club to nold tegular Meet Sept. 26 The Clinton and Clinton Township Republican Women'' Club will hold its next regular meeting at GOP headquarters on South Main Street. Tuesday. Sept. : at 6:30 p. m.. it was announced today. The meeting will be opened with a covered dish supper. Members are to bring a dish and table service, the committee said. offensiveB. The twin Leningrad offensive roared ahead, clearing the 900 square mile isthmus between Lake Peipus and the Culf of Finland of Nazi defenders with its northern drive and sweeping back German (Continue, on oiufe SI LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomes any news of relatives in the armed services for PHONE 32 Fourteen Days Left to Register Or Transfer Vote For November Election until, late Thursday afternoon and recessed witu the knowledge that the legislative program tor the 78th ses- sion,,(fi;Congres8 was largely cpni-plet,., , .. . Only, major legislation remaining before the present Congress for perhaps, .the final four or five weeks of the session,, before It expires Jan. 3, Is be one billion dollar flood control bill, the 500 million dollar riv-ers-and harbors bill and the one and a ,lialf billion dollar Hayden road construction bill. All are postwar measures, the House having approved the first two and the Senate the third. It was expected they will be taken up after the November election. Congress recessed amid an unsuccessful attempt by Republican members to obtain a Congressional probe of the Pearl Harbor disaster before the November election. Two resolutions introduced in the House were left In the rules committee. Rep. Sabbath (D) 111., committee chairman, terming them "Republican propaganda". Clinton Students Choose Class Sponsors for Year Students of the Clinton High School have chosen their class sponsors for 1944. In the individual class meetings held during the past week the following teachers were chosen as sponsors: Miss Taimi Lahtl and Robert Burton, Senior class; Miss Mary Jane Burt and B. L. McCool, junior class: Miss Elnora Marietta and Robert L. Rogers, sophomore class; Miss Gertrude Herron and Olin Swinney. freshmen class; Mrs. Dorothy Schei- sky and Mrs. Avo Hadley. eighth grade and Miss Mable Clearwaters and Ralph Rant, seventh grade. Reckless Driver Fined Martin Myers. Dana was fined $:. and costs Thursdav bv Justice of cira jnhn W Reerier followine rest by the Indiana State police foi reckless driving on atale road 63. j . 1 ed.M - - He said that "from the point of riew of raising 'the living standards of rural America and providing a more efficient form of farm i management, one of the most important projects inrerrepted by the -war s the extension of rural electrification.' The President recommended "further action" in extending rural electrification throughout other areas of the country. "Further action appears to be necessary to satisfy the demands of an accelerated postwar program," the President said in a statement accompanying his signature to the bill. Aviation Cadet Fred Grindle. Jr.. 24 Bon of Mrs. Fred Grindle of 222 Vs Elm Street, is with the new class of aviation cadets to arrive at the Garden City Army Air Base. Kans. for an Intensive ten-week course of aerial and academic schooling. Grindle is a graduate of Clinton High School with the class of 1939 and was employed by the Merchants Parcel Delivery in civilian life. He served seven months in the Combat Engineers prior to receiving his cadet appointment. Cadet Grindle completed elementary flight training at Mustang Field. El Reno, Okla. T.S.A. T9gt. John E. Lilley. husband of Mrs. Virginia Osborne Lilley and son of Mre. Sim Lilley both of Clinton, was recently awarded the Good Conduct Medal for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity at a large Air Service Command Iepot NEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column. I somewhere in England. Prior to his enlistment, TSgt. Lilley was em- ployed by the Ltavey Tree Expert Co., Kent. Ohio. U.B A. Mrs. Gertrude Cargal of Fairview has three sons in service, one overseas in a hospital alter being wounded in France and two in the States. Pvt. Roy Cargal iB now in a 1'. S. Army hospital in England, according to a War Department telegram to his mother. He was wounded in action with I. S. forces in France. Pvt. Don Cargal has been transferred from Camp Polk, La. to Fort Benning. Ga. The third son Pfc. Robert Cargal has returned to Fort Bliss, Tex. after spending a 13-day furlough with his mother and family. r.S.A. (Editor's Note: The following article on registration for voting was prepared by Carl R. Biggs. Clerk of the Vermillion Circuit Court for the Dally Clintonian.) Are you going to vote November 7. 1944? Are you registered o that you can vote Voting is a duty and a solemn obligation of every American citizen to his community, state and country. The last day on which a voter may register or transfer his registration is Oct. . 1944. Every American cit- frt,n 21 years of age or over, and .nols properly registered may vote, The r(.Pigtriition law requires all voters to register if they Intend to vote. The first registration period (was fixed for Jan. 15. 1934. eontin- uing until 29 days before the May primary election. 1934. Registration resumed May la. 19.14 and con jtinued until 29 days before the Cen- Jeral Election, 1934,. a Stephen A. Sawyer, son of Mr. I many DuPont plants which Is Just and Mrs. Alex Sawyer of South Sev- across the Delaware xiver from Wli-iConllnuvd on page 6) mingtou.

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