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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties THE WEATv3B Partly cloudy today thtugh Wednesday. Moderate day temperature and not so cool tonight. Mailed la Conformity With P. D- D; Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBiJt 26, 1944. Volume 32 Number 186. m Jlil liL mm w Navy Carrier Assault on Philippines Allies Wage G flattie For r Ni jmegen LT fin Holland; 1,000 Planes Ad New Advance i, - -wiSrT". ; .- Third Attack Strikes Major Steel Centers Believe Three Cities Are Hit in Smashing Attack; Tokyo Claims Two B 29's Downed; No Details Yet WASHINGTON, D. C. A fleet of giant American B-29 Superfortress bombers roared out of their China bases today to smash strategic military targets in Japanese-dominated Manchuria. While no further details were contained In the 80th Alrforce's announcement of the third attack on Manchuria by th huge plaaes, Tokyo radio earlier isaid enemy ships had attempted to raid tie great New Offensive Begins: Nazis; 4 Aid To Arnhera . U. S. Defenses Lagged, Dewey Charges F.D.R. Hard-Hitting GOP Speech Cracks at "Desperately Bad" FDR Record; Dewey Nears End of Nation Tour OKLAHOMA CITY Gov. Thomas E. Dewey headed homeward today via Sapulpa and Tulsa after a ecathiug personal denunciation of president Hoosevelt. whom be accused of "demagogy." substitution of wisecracks" for Jobs, and failure to prepare the nation's defenses for war. ' With the end of his 6.700-mile transcontinental tour in sight, the Republican presidential nominee told. crow of 15,000, which over- ' flowed Oklahoma City's Municipal Auditorium, as well as a nationwide radio audience, thai: "IMwueralHy Bad" Kerord 1., President Roosevelt's record has been ''desperately bad'' and the American people will "restore integrity to the White House so that Its spoken word can be trusted once again". 2. The President, In his speech Saturday night, descended to "mud- An oil storage dump at Gebu. Philippine Islands goes up in smoke and flaine ufter a direct lilt by a Iwinb from carrier based aircraft of the Tliird Fleet on Sept. (I. This Task Ksm-e, under roluiiiaad of Admiral '. F. Habsey, Sr., destroyed more Ulan 200 enemy planes and sank numerous ships. All our aircraft, the wing of one of which can be seen In Hie foreground, returned safely. V. S. Navy photograph- Veterans of Normandy and Italy Tell How WROW Explosive Is Used steel producing City Of Aoaban and other localities." The Tokyo domestic radio said today that some American planes had raided Ansnan in occupied Manchuria "for about an hour" starting at 1:30 p. m. (Tokyo time) today while a "small number" of other planes struck at Darien and the Kwantung peninsula. Later an English-language wire less transmission by the Japanese Dome! agency, directed to North America and recorded by the Feder al Communications Commission, said that Penhsihu. important coal mining and iron processing center, had also been raided. Claim Two Downed Conceding only "negligible" or "slight" damage to the targets in these heavily industrialized areas, the Tokyo domestic broadcast, also recorded by the FCC, claimed that (Continued oa tags ) US Fleet Patrols Phi , Huge Third Fleet Koaittis Manila; Area; Marine At :ln North Tip -f ap Island l , ' PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii." e-Tbe huge United States Tliird Fleet roamed far Pacific waters i today threataning battered Japanese de fenses in the Philippines while BOO miles eastward United States marines battled against bitter enemy resistance to bring to a close their conquest of Peleliu Island in the Palaus. ElH'iny Toll 8,288 Pacific fleet headquarters disclosed that the marines have pushed within less than a mile of the northern tip of Peleliu and set the enemy dead figure for the Palau Invasion at 8,288. T)U3 marines have killed 7,313 Japs'on Peleliu while Iroopa of the army's eighty-first division.- have slain 976 in their successful invasion of Anguar Island, six miles to the south. Headquarters released no further reports on the activities of Admiral William F. Halsey's powerful .Third Fleet which smashed enemy installa tions in the Manila Bay area in s two-day raid Sept. 20-21, and destroyed or damaged 406 enemy air craft and sank or damaged 10S Jap BllipB. Enemy Bources, however, reported that American carrier-baBed planes (Continued on page 6) A-.. J, 4 at - t American Shipping To Argentine To Stop October 1 Most Severe Economic Sanction Imposed as US Move to Halt Axis Trade ituuiur.TriN n C. The Unit- today ordered all American shipping to Argentina stopped on Oct. 1 in a step od to cripple Argentina trade and pros perity. . Today's sanction, officially announced by the State Department is one of the most severe ever imposed by the United States government. . . Fascist in South America Argentina has been branded "the Fascist" member of the Pan-American family because of that government's refusal to completely break with the Axis and line up with the other Latin American nations on the side of the Allies. In denying American ship facll-iiioa in Argentine nroducts. the ex ports of that nation will be greatly reduced. Most Prosperous County Argentina's exports have become so heavy during the war that the Argentine Is one of the most prosperous countries of the Western Hemisphere. ' ' 1 " '" The announcement ,dioke: ouly of ships of the War Shipping Adminis tration, but since WSA controls an iitiorlcHn Mrrli.iiit vessels, the ef fect was to deprive Argentina of oil ' (Continued on page Z) , Major Political Candidates Speak ' Throughout State INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Major candidates of both Republican and Democratic partieB were in major oratorical action last night. In Indianapolis. Governor Henry F. Schrlcker, Democratic Senatorial nominee, assailed "huge contributions" made by outsiders to the Indiana 19411 G. O. P. war chest In reply lo attacks on the fund-raising activities of the CIO Political Action Committee. "It Is entirely appropriate to ask why the 1'i ws, Sloans and Dul'onts were so anxious to carry the election in Indiana in 1940, and if they might not have had a financial interest in its outcome," the Governor said. The Pew family of Pennsylvania contributed J10.000 to the Republican coffers, he asserted. Commenting on President Roosevelt's address last Saturday night. Homer E. Capehart, Republican Senatorial nominee, in a speech at New Castle, said that "wisecracking and criticism will not pay off the public debt". "It will take more than a belittling attitude on the part of the President and the New Deal candidate for Senator to distract the people of Indiana and the nation from the constructive prouram offered by Governor Dewry," Capeharl added. At Lebanon. Ralph F. Gates, G. O. P. gubernatorial nominee, said that the Indiana Democratic state nominees are "making a belated effort to free themselves from the coattails of lbs New Deal". 2! Receives Air Medal 1 MSg;t. Michael J. (Joddard Master Sergeant Michael J. God-dard has received the Air Modal and the Oak Uaf Cluster for outstanding service early in the war. according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John God-dard of St. Louis, fermerly of Ly-ford. MSgt. Goddard volunteered for submarine patrol duty while stationed in the Panama Canal Zone and was an aerial gunner on a bomber. Duriug this time he and his crewmates accounted for the sinking of lour enemy submarines. Flying couditions were made hazardous by unfavorable weather and heavy anti-aircraft fire. ' He received his award March 3, 1944 from Colonel John B. Cooley at an 8th AAF station in England where he is now assigned to duty. Fifth Army Fights For Gate to Nazi Po River Valley Clark's Men Smash At ' Defenses in North, Seek To Strike North Italy HOME, Italy. American troop; of the Fifth Army In Italy battled the (iormuns at the gateway to the Po valley today after smashing three fierce major counter-attacks launched by reinforced German troops. TIire iVazI AttHtkn Nazi Field Marshal Albert Kessel-r.lng sent his strengthened foreeB Into throe. iissaults against thr Americans on the central Gothic Line" sector where a breach had been smashed into the Nazi defenses. i Headquarters of Gen. Sir Henry Mai Hand Wilson reported the desperate enemy attempts were repulsed and sajd street fighting now Is in prafjreea in the town 6f Moradurcio, An the Flrenztiola-Imola toad, gateway Jo tfhe Po valley. 1 -British and Indian troops of the Fkfih Army under command of Lfeut. Gen: Mark W. Clark captured Palaz-tConiliniPQ on page 0) SgL Kobert Place Newport Airman, Reported Mining NEWPORT Staff Sergeant Rob ert K. Place, 29. Bon of Mrs. Grace Place of Newport, has been missing in action over Germany since Sept 11, according to a War Department telegram received by Mrs. Place Monday afternoon. SSgt. Place, who has a record of over 25 combat missions, is an armor gunner, on a H-24 bomber with a heavy bombardment crew. He has been with the air forces in England since June. 19(4 and has been In service since Dec. 30, 1942. Before entering the army he was employed at Allison's in Indianapolis. He was graduated from Newport High School In 1933. SSgt. Place received his flight training at several United States camps Including Palm Beach, Fla., South Dakota, Madison, Wis.; Lin coin, Nebr.: Salt Lake City, Utah with his advanced training at Casper. Wyo. and Topeka. Kans. When he was en route to New York City from Topeka he flew over Newport, Mrs. Place Bald. Her last letter from him was dated Sept. 10, the day before he was reported missing. Another Place son. La Grand, is with the U. S. Army Engineers, sta-j Uoned In India. - 1 I Liberation Of Estonia In Red Advance Is Near Leningrad Army Rolls Up Sweeping Prjve Through Baltics; Naval Bat tjes Rage Of jf f innisli Coast MOSCOW, Russia. Soviet troops of the Leningrad army swept over almost all of the Estonian mainland today in a smashing. 32-mlie advance through German' defen ses to occupy the Nazi escape port of Haapsalu, five miles from the is land of Wormsl, where German fore es were reported massing troops. Three other Russian armies con tinued to gain ground in their drive to eliminate the Nazi garrison of the Baltic states before winter, with Red army forces east of the Latvian capital of Riga smashing through the German "winter line" In bloody combat. Soveils, German Naval Rattle (Reports from Finland said that heavy naval gunfire could be heard in Helslnkln, presumably as warships of the Soviet fleet battled German naval units for mastery of the Baltic. Finnish circles rejoiced at the news that the Soviet fleet had broken out to battle in the Baltic, and Finnish naval patrolmen reported that the Nazi cruiser Hipper and a pocket battleship were engaged in the action.) Land action in the Baltic states saw-Red army forces liberate more thai 1,000 towns and villages through Estonia and Latvia In fight-lag which took heavy toll of German personnel and materiel lb-eak Winter Line :Bast' or Riga, near Lake Plauzu Ezers, j Russian Infantry backed by artillery and, tanks smashed through the-Nazi "winter line.'' More than 1,600 German officers and men were slain In one' day of action In this region. ? The Soviet high command announced that Russian airmen, in active support of ground forces, had knocked out more than 140 Nazi motor vehicles and more than 100 loaded carts and wagons during one day. Twenty Nazi planes were blasted from the sky In aerial battles during the same period. Ab armored, Infantry and artllle-(Continued on Page II Paper Collectors Set 15 Tons as Goal in Drive A goal of 15 tons of scrap papers and rags was set by local boy scouts and boys' of the Sacred Heart Church to. be collected during the' Scrap drine beginning Thursday, Sept. 28, Wiliant H. Timmernian,1 "chairman, announced today! , , j l . , -, , ( The Idrlve which' will "cover Clinton and FainJiKWj JHl sjar pify Ji, nu at the American Legion Home and will coplniaeual, , pppp, People with scrap paper are requested to bundle It In the approved way and place it on the curb or where It can be seen. cause within a few hours there would be a major German counter 1 attack preceded by artillery barrage. The purpose obviously was to throw the Luxembourgers into panic, cause them to clutter the roads, interfere with American troop movements and hamper the fighting by getting underfoot. -Kill Ixme Patriots In the same way, German troops occasionally shoot up or apply the torch to a frontier community to strike terror into the hearts of Lux-emburgera. On several occasions In the last few days, Nazi patrols hid In the thick woods and in broad daylight killed lone soldiers or bicycling patriots. Near Mersch on Saturday the Germans kidnapped and subsequently shot a local patriot chief and his assistant. On Sunday a small German patrol even snaked to within a few miles of Luxembourg city while Nazi a-gents spread tumors that Hitler's SS detachments were enroute to burn the duchy's capital. Responsible, Luxembourg citizens. including the recently-returned gov- (Contlaueo oa fags l 1,000 Planes Boar Over ' Nazi Strongholds to Aid ,. , Trapped Troops; Allied ..,' . ' fj I 1 ,"1 i . : XT i,. , rKiii ut:au a' lamuu ibvusj . . SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al- iieu cxpeuii lunaiy luiue. nw vi tal Allied lifeline extending through. Eindhoven and Nijmegen in Holland was widened steadily today by grimly battling infantry and tank divi sions while a force of 1,100 war-planes roared to the support of the besieged paratroopers west of Arn-hem by ripping Nazi communication routes. The giant aerial armadas, composed of Fortress and Liberator heavy bombers, fought in a tactical operation, snarling enemy highways and rail routes throughout the Arnhem region. Then they swung Inland to drop tons of explosives on marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Hamm, ind industrial installations in Bre- men. alais I'nder Attack More than 600 RAP Halifax and Lancaster bombers simultaneously roared over the cosst of France, to blast the enemy garrison In Calais, where the Allied attack was describ ed officially as "going well. ' Allied progress in Holland also (Continued on page C) Prjl.HhtoBar .TfcT - 1 V if leiurai neiuge From Nazi Leaders - LONDON, England. The Brti; ish government is resolved to do Its utmost ' to ' prevent Natl criminals from finding refuge in neutral countries, Prime Minister Winston Churchill declared In a statement to the House of Commons today upon his return to London from Quebec. The Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden announced, will deliver an address on the international situation In Commons on Thursday and there will be debate on Thursday and Friday. Churchill's statement on war criminals was prompted by a question, attributed to Sir Cecil Hurst, chairman of the United Nations War t Time t ommiHsion, asHiiig u nmvr managed to escnpe to a neutral' country whether the Allies could do atiything about It.' ' . "I understood thdt the remarks attributed to Sir Cecil Hurst In the newspapers do not represent aecur- afeiy Wnai lie naiu, me rnuio ister declared. ' "It Is one of those cases of taking out detached sentences from their context and not having a pror per regard to all the necessary add limiting1 phrases and words which are proper to a public statement.''1 "His maJesty'B government are rer solved to do their utmost to prevent any Nazi criminals finding refuge In neutral territories from the consequences of their crimes ... ' "It is not our intention to allow the escape of these men to be effected without exerting almost every eflort which the civilized powers can contemplate." The Prime Minister arrived back in London aa Commons resumed ita sessions after arriving In England yesterday from Canada. He and Mrs. Churchill were cheered by Londoa residents as they drove to No. 10 Downing Street. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden announced that Churchill will make a statement on the war and International situation In the House of Commons Thursday. Debate will follow Thursday and Friday. Louise Vocatore Injured In Motorcycle, Car Crash Miss Louise Vocatore, 1208 Pike gtrePt. was taken to the Vermillion county Hospital Sunday evening fol lowing an automobile accident on Ninth and Ewing streets Sunday, Sept. 24. Miss Vocatore was riding on a motorcycle being driven by Richard German, when they collided with a car driven by George Glass, 1106 South Fourth street. Miss Vocatore Is reported to be suffering from minor cuts and bruls- Both drivers escaped injuries. slinging and "used the tactics 01 : our enemies by quoting Meln I Kainpf". j 9 rniinHRH American lives were! lost because of the President's "sad record of failing to prepare the defenses of this country for war". Statements Confirm Chance 4. Statements by the President's own appointees and members of his party bore out charges that the administration failed to prepare for war and planned to keep men in the Army after the war because it didn't know how to provide jobs for them In civilian life. 6. President Hoosevelt Is "Indispensable" only to the "motley Continued on aw ) Court Proceedings . Asked to Obtain Comnijtfee'sList WASHINGTON. D. C. A congressional investigating committee today asked Speaker of the HouBe Sam Rayburn to institute court proceedings against Dr. Edward A. Burnley, executive secretary of the committee for constitutional government, founded by Frank E. Gannett, newspaper chain publisher. The house campaign expenditures committee, of which Rep. Anderson (D) N. M., is chairman, reported to Rayburn that "the willful and deliberate refusal of Edward A. Rumely to produce . . . books, papers, records and documents of the committee for constitutional government is a violation" of a subpoena served on him and, "deprives the committee of necessary, and pertinent evidence.", ..(,., Rumely's refusal to produce a list of JaaflfUil contributors of 10 dollars nd, .more, ''places said witness in contempt of the house of representations of the United States and in violation of the applicable federal laws.'Jhe, committee reported to Rayburn,,, ,,t ,. It was,t,h first since 1940 that a witness before congressional commiHefll)as .been cited for contempt for .refusal to testify or produce records. The report was signed by four of the seven members of the committee, all Democrats; Reps. Anderson. Sparkman of Ala., Murphy of Penna.. and Gainings of Ark. Rep. Church (R) III., did not sign the report. Of the remaining two members on the committee, who were absent, Anderson Bald Rep. Andreson (R) Minn., could not be reached and Hep. Brown (R) Ohio, authorized him to say thai he would have signed the report If he had been present. The subpoena which Rumely had refused to obey had been approved by all members of the committee, Andreson emphasized. Rumely Informed the committee at a puhlie hearing yesterday that the New York organization was educational and non-partisan and therefore did not fall within the house committee's Jurisdiction. The subpoena was therefore "invalid," he Insisted. ' Steeplejack Killed In Fall From 50-Foot Church Spire CONNERSVILLE. Ind. Benjamin F. Steele. 66. paint contractor and steeplejack, was dead today after a BO-fott fall from the Bteeple of the Presbyterian Church in Con-nersville. A block and tackle rope Is believed to have slipped and caused the fall. Funeral riles will be read Thursday for Mr. Steele, who is surviied by the widow, two sons, two daughters and sister. War was brought close to members of the Clinton Commercial Club last night at a meeting featured by talks by veterans recently returned from the battle lines, officers of the Wabash River Ordnance Works and the showing of the V- S. Army Signal Corps picture; "Attack' . Some idea of the eiiecuveoess oi the explosive produced at the W. R. O. W., was given by Lieut. Robert Mitchell, son of Postmaster ana Mrs. louer , Mitchell, of Clinton, just returned from the invasion of Normandy. Enlisting as a member of the Seabees. the Clinton man volunteered for a combat demolition outfit and helped break through the vaunted West Wall of fortifications. I so of It l X Shown He described the. types of beach obstnlces anf pfmtered tat methods of destroying them. Many tons of RDX were used in this ,work. Some of tlflB'shme product was used by Lieut. William Jackson, of Indianapolis, during Hie Italian campaign, although at Hist time he merely knew that it was a new and powerful explosive. Lieutenant Jackson was wounded at Cassino on Dec. 20, 1943 and is now recuperating at the Billings General. Hospital. lie was recently assigned to the ordnance plant to help in Its employment campaign. Stress Employment Need This need for more help at the plant was stressed by practically every one of the half-dozen speakers who talked before the picture was shown. These included Philip Call ing, plant manager; A. A. &mmi. h came here a week ago as assist ant manager; Captain Miller, plant commandant; Capt. Roy u. Mount and Lieutenant Mills, both connected with the W. R. O. W. Plant to Continue "American blood will flow In Inverse proportion to the flow of materiel sent to the boys at the front.'' Mr. Smith declared, In urging that every citizen of Clinton who possl-(Contlnued on Page ir Funeral Services Held Today For John D. Sweeney Funeral services for John D. Sweeney. 58. 1415 South Fourth Street, were held at 4 p. m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Ray Crawl officiated and burial was In Riverside cemetery. .Mr. Sweeney died at his home at 5 :ii5 p. m. Sunday, following an Illness of three weeks. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is suriived by the widow, Ethel; one son, Edward and one aunt. Mrs. Alice Marrls, Summit Grove. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home, remaining until time of funeral services. Last Rites Held Sunday For Thomas A. Roberts Funeral services for Thomas A. Roberta, route two. Clinton, were held at the Frist Funeral Home at 1:30 p. m. Sunday. Rev. C. C. Jordan officiated and burial was in Riverside cemetery. Mr. Roberts died at the Vermillion County Hospital at 10 a. in Saturday. He is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Ade Coleman. Parke County and Mrs. Dirk Thomas, route two. Clinton and one son, Harvey Roberts, Clinton. Coebbels Using "War of Nerves' Against Yanks Moying Into Reich ALONG FRONT. - THE THIRD ARMY Obeying Ironclad orders from Adolf Hitler to use all means in his power to bolster defenses of the Reich, Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels Is planning to revive the 1939 "phony war" tactics on a major scale against Allied troops pushing into German soil. The opening shots in tills campaign already have been fired in sectors of the Siegfried Line around Luxembourg, where the crafty Goebbels has begun to pull tricks out of his capacious hat and use them a-gainst American soldiers. So far they have failed to fool the Yanks, who can smell a dodge a mile away. Hepeat "Nerve War" Generally falling into the "nerve war" category, the Nazi tricks consist of the same sort of stuff that was used to confuse and frequently to panic the French In 1939. During the week-end. for example, German raiding parties under cover of darkness crossed the Lux embourg frontier repeatedly and a larmed villages. usHng loud speakers to warn the natives to fie Inland be-

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