The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on September 27, 1944 · Page 1
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THE WtAtZPB, Cloudy today. Thundewhoweri t0- Mailed ormity With' P. to. D. Order No. 19687 nlirht and Thursday forenoon. De- i creasing cloudiness and cooler Thurs-i day afternoon. Price Three Cents. rx IVTON. INDIANA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1944. Volume 32 Number 187. rmw v I? nrnr in THE DAILY CLMTONIAN The Home Newspaper OI Vermillion And Parke Countief niiijtii2)iyji ALLIES BREAKING INTO PO VALLEY J wMM:Am.M. Ernie Pyle, Noted War Reporter, At Dana Home; Will Leave for Pacific Motorists travelling up the quiet side-road three miles out of ' Dana this weekend stopped at a small white house set far back on a spacious ee-sTaded lawn looked around expectantly and asked "Is he here yet? l ong distance calls, letters and telegrams also poured Into the quiet farm-house where small, spry William Pyle and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Bales also waited anxiously for the arrival of their son and nephew Ernie Pyle, who is well on his way to becoming a living legend In the as 1 I ZaI TA 1 Massed Allied Landing Strikes Albania Coast Early Successes Scored By Allied Forces Along Dalmation Coast; Seek Junction With Tito Troops Armies of the United Nations opened a new and vitally important battlefront today with a full-scale amphibious landing on the Albanian Indiana C.O.P. Officials Greet Gov. Dewey Presidential Nominee Has 30-Minute Stop in Hoosier Capital ; Attack on FDR Stirs Election Interest INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. An unscheduled 30-rainute stop-over o f Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's campaign train In Indianapolis today gave some 160 perrons a chance to exchange greetings with the Republican presidential nominee. Several prominent G. O. P. city, .m utnm officials and two Clinton Soldier Writes Home Praising Work Of Writer Ernie Pyle Sample of the soldiers' praise for Ernie Pyle, noted war correspondent, who spent the early part of this week at his father's home in Dana after his return from France, was voiced in a letter written by Sgt. Verl(n Anderson to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Keck of 1123 South Main Street, Clinton. "Clinton and vicinity had better get the flags out for Ernie," Ms let-i-r nv "because It looks like he ' PIACINZAVTrir NipfisSgj DEfENSE ,cenoav VS' ' ( yV ' " OtOGNA V. VRAVENNAtrT roENSV '"wnzuoiav PJ Tkt ""N'Ti GOTHIC AFTER TAKING the stubbornly defended seaport of Rimini (1), 8th Army troops have pushed on and now face the vital Po Valley. At the same time, Yana oin Army units capiureo r u-e.izuuiti if wiiB't Junction 29 airline miles south of Bologna. The twin victories will enable Allied forces to cut all Nazi communications to the Gothic Line. On the west coast (3) Brazilian troops moved northward after capturing Pielrasanta, 19 miles north of historic Pisa. Large black arrows show eventual direction of present Allied drives. (fnlernatiunan Huge Allied Air Armada Hammers At Nazi Supply Lines, Industries ?avMark lurn For Allied Lines British Nine-Day Stand Enables 50-Mile Extension Of Allies' Holland Front ; ; Nazis Claim 6,000 Captives SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. One of the most valiant Allied ventures of the war against Nazi Germany ended today with removal of the British first airborne division from Its dead-littered, bloody battleground ,' on the north bank of the Lek rjtrer Afnhem, Holland. . ' nn nwir-ht n. Etsenhowar'a headquarters announced that after i,.a ,iva nf fiitlte RtrnB-ele aesinst counterattacks by the best units of the German army which were aiaea iw Allied inability to bring up need ed reinforcements and supplies of Arnhem were transported across taa lower Rhine during the night. Some Wounded Ijeft Some of the wounded had to ba - left behind. They are being cared for by the Cermans. The remnants of the Arnhem dlvl-Im nnui have linked un with stronff Allied forces on the south bank of the river. But it was not a complete Allied failure. nn tiio enntrnrv. headquarters laid, heavy casualties were inflicted ipon the Germans. I, OOO-Yard Stand During those nine days of aavag fighting In which the British stood iteadfast in their 1,000-yard paten wood against everything In tna vay of metal and explosives the nu merically superior Germans could 'hrow against them, the airborne 01-uioinn urhinh went into enemy terri tory bo courageously achieved much In the battle. of Holland. It Is Indisputable, headquarters ld, that by holding out as lone M they did in the face of weather conditions which prevented suppllei bj (Continued On Page S) Brynes Calls For I Wage, Price Rule ; Tn War on Japan WASHINGTON, D. C. War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnea today dampened hopes of labor for wholesale general pay Increases with a declaration that wage and price controls must continue while tha United States Is prosecuting the war against Japan. In nn address at the National Press Club In which he outlined V-E Day and postwar problems, the OWM director vigorously denied the iiiri nr AFI. and CIO leaders that the nation's anti-inflation controls have worked unfairly against the laboring man. 'The stabilization program haa hurt neither the farmer nor the wnrkev " Bvrnes declared. "The net - Income of farmers in 1943 was 81 ner cent higher than In 1941 . . . The nvernire weekly earnings of sal ary and wage earners have increas ed fil.3 per cent ... Tivrnes delivered what may be his last major public pronouncement be fore retiring as war niontiization chief to make way for creation of a new demobilization and reconversion unit. As he spoke, CIO president Philip Murray was demanding an end to the "little steel" wage freeaa In hearing before the War Labor Board. "Even after V-E Day (victory In i?,,mtko we miiKt continue rationing commodities which are in short supply, but lt is the policy of the government to remove Items from the ration list as soon as the supply makes It possible," Byrnes said. "While we are prosecuting tha war .liman. nrlce control must continue Just as wage control must "ontlnue. and the relationship be tween wages and prices must be sta bilized." Analyzing the reconversion prob lems ahead. Byrnes declared tnal iim nation's home front troubles can be solved by hard work and united effort, declaring that "there Is no place In America for economic de featism." American Legion to Open " Membership Drive Thursday Thursday night, Sept. 28, haa been set as the date of the American Le gion membership drive, according to plans made at the last regular meet ing of the legion. Legionnaires are requested to meet at the home of 7:30 p. m. Refreshments will be served after tha membership drive. Servicemen of both wars were urged by commander Lee Haln to make every effort to meet the committee when they call. U tCMCTIA .V k.1 ILA-m Enemy Falling North Of Rubicon; 5th Army Meets Fierce Nazi Driv udmb Italv. Dominion troopt reached the outskirls ot tne Auria tic town of Bellarla. north ot cap ...roH Harnnnrliln todaV after th. Eighth Army cleared all German re slstance south of the historic Itnl lan river of Rubicon, l.'vlim.l Rubicon Hiiilelieal rin the lft flank. British troopr of the Eighth Army extended their bridgehead over the jtunicon in sun fighting and approached the town of Savignano. K,,7.i Flel,i Marshal Albert Kessei ring continued to counter-attack f!reiv nn the central battle sector but American and British troops of ii.o i-lfih Armv repelled all the as saults and scored slight advances. "Swret WealHHl" I ml The German army was revealed nt i,oirtnii!iriei to be using a new "se cret weapon" in defense of the Goth- ir- T ine It was described as an 88 millimeter cannon converted Into an anti-tank gun. Three of- the new guns were captured. Three fresh German Infantry divisions were hulled into the fight in (Continued on page ) COP Women Hear Rally Plans, Four Candidates Speak .Homer i;apenuri, didate for United States Senator. will deliver the main address at the Republican Rally to be held Saturday, Sept. 30. at 8 p. m. at the Clinton High School Gym, it was announced at the Republican Women'F meeting held at the new Republican headquarters. South Main street, at 6:30 p. m. Tuesday. Ralph C.ates. Republican candi date for governor of Indiana, will be the main speaker at a luncheon to be held at the county court house Oct. 18, at 12 noon. At the Republican Women s meet ing last night, l an u. ihkk. ..-vin Hickman, Loren Griffin and E P. Zell, county Republican candidates, gave short speeches during the meeting. The program included special music by the Thomson trio and a poem given by Miss Lenore Merrlman. Mr. Cauehart will also apeaK ai Republican Rally at Perrysville Ca.nrdnv Rent. 30. at 3 p. m. The public Is Invited to the meetings. Three Local Servicemen in Overseas Station Proving that It is a small world three Clinton servicemen recently met. according to a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. S. Bonacorsi, 104 Vnrth Eleventh street from their sons S C 1c Ralph Bonacorsi. He re cently met Howard (iotaner, u. s. Navy and John Dunlap, V. S- Army. Ralph Bonacorsi and Howard Goldner had t h e opportunity t o spend their liberties together and during that time they talked about the "good old days" back home, he said. at newspaper world. Through ToukIi Battles Just back from France, Ernie has been with the G. I.s through some of the toughest battles In American war history. He went through the campaign in North Africa, sweated out the gruel-wlnler at Anzio beachhead, went ashore with the invasion troops on the Normandy beachhead, saw American and Allied soldiers meet death in the bitter hedgerows of France and went Into Paris with the liberating forces. ,.r l'.vorv.lHV Ufe ti, ..,,,.!. i.ll this he kept Amer ican people informed of what U. S. soldiers were doing, Baying, thinking during the battles. The "war of homesick, weary, funny, violent, common mm who wash their socks In their helmets, complain about the food, whlBtle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, ana lug iiiem-selves through as dirty a business as the world has even seen" Is what the 44-year-old Dana-born writer tells in his daily columns from the front- lines. Four years ago Ernie Pyle was a small, obscure roving reporter (not very well known in his own Vermil lion County) whose column oi "travelogues" were beginning to at-ii'.inMniien on page 8) All B-29s Return From Manchu Raid, Steel Center Hit Official Word Denies Jap niaim nf l.iKs: Marines WASHINGTON, D. C. The 20th Air Force announced In Washington mHov Hint a "laree force" of B-29 Siiiier-fortresses yesterday blasted tha Inimirtfint .Innaiiese Cities Ot All- shan and Dalren In Manchuria and raided military targets at Loyang and Kaifeng In occupied China without the loss of any planes. The raid on the great Bteel center of Anshan was the third attack in "a continuation of the campaign for reduction of Japanese Bteel production," the communique Baid. Results of the daylight mission on Anshan were not conclusively known !.,.. i1Q i,nmiiiii? was accomplish ed chiefly through a heavy cloud -nvor lmt observed results of the cover hut observed results of the attack on Dairen, Loyang and Kaif- eng were reported to be good by re turning crews. PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. itn,,i.fiiri,nni United States assault troops were battling to clear the last remnants of the Jap garrison nuu. DoioUn iulnn.1 n the 1'aiaus touay, Pacific fleet headquarters announced. It also was disclosed that Ameri can casualties in tne iibii.iub - seize the strategic archipelago buu miles east of the Philippines totalled 5.500 through Sept. 25. 580 Marines Sluln n the first announcement or Am erican losses in the Palaus, head quarters Bald that a total or oou (Continued on page oi Joseph Barco, 64, Dies at Centenary Residence Tuesday inooi.i. Rnrco. 64. Centenary, died at his residence at 2 p. m. TueBday following an Illness or two weens. Mr. Uarco has lived in Centenary for the past 25 years. llu urns n member nf the K. of P. Lodge and the Christopher Columbus Lodge, both of Clinton. He Is survived by the widow, Ma-ni seven step-children, Mrs Mary Datls, Centenary, Mrs. Ellza- K..,h r-.inri St. Charles. Mien., jonn Adagio, Centenary and four step children in Italy. Tim hnHv was taken to the Kara novich Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence 'inursuaj mnmliiK where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, ine lodges will have charge oi tne ser vices at the grave. CHS Seniors, Football Players Pose for Annual Members of the senior class, fac rulty and football team of Clinton High School posed for pictures at he Gymnasium Monday ana lues Jay, Miss Lahli announced today, nilmr nlpluren for the 1945 an nual will be taken following the Christmas vacation, she said. i nwnnv FiuHund. A massive armada of American heavy bombers maintained the Allied aerial offensive against German supply lines by daylight today wnen more nmu 100 Fortresses and Liberators hurled tons of explosives on rail yards and similar objectives along the Rhine and ''elsewhere in western Germany." War factories in the smoke-covered area also were blasted, an official statement from American air headquarters announced. i,v ntt-niie forces of CHCUl icil "J D fighters, which probably boosted the i (ContlnuKO on pae WROW Operations To Continue After Defeat of Nazis NEWPORT, Ind. Plans for the continued operation of Wabash River Ordnance Works after the conclusion of the war with Germans - were disclosed today by Capt. E. G. Miller. Commanding Officer of the large Army-owned explosives plant near Newport, Indiana. . Capt. Miller revealed the contents of a letter from the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Signed by Colonel T C. (ierber, Field Director of Ammunition Plants, which stated in part that "plans for production at Wabash River Ordnance Works dur-. n,a iw.rl.ui hetween the fall of Germany and the fall of Japan do not contemplate a radical change In the work load. There may be some rearrangement qf production schedules, but tile closing of this facility is not contemplated, during this period"- The plant, operated by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., is in need of additional employes In cer-tuln unskilled categories to meet the Increased demands of the ammunition program, and efforts will be continued to employ additional personnel fur this work. mainland to Bpeed liberation or tne Balkans. I'se Mussolini Basra From the same bases utilized by Benito Mussolini oa Good Friday in 1939, an appreciable army officially labeled "land forces of the Adriatic" swarmed ashore on the Albanian coast under cover of British naval guns, which additional forces were dropped from the air. German broadcasts conceded that the Invasion was carried out on a broad front extending northward to Dalmatla and first reports from the new battleground told of striking initial successes. ThlB thrust obviously means an eventful junction between American and British forces and the Yugoslavian Partisan army of Marshal Tito, which already has made useful contact with Soviet troops in the east. Strike Into Greece ii nmhnhiv foreshadows another strike by Allied armies into Greece (Continue" on nana B Four Red Armies Converge On Riga; Airmen Aid Drive Soviets 37 Miles From Last Major Baltic Port; Leningrad Arjrny Advances MOSCOW, Russia. Soviet armies convening on the Latvian capital of Riga stepped up their campaign to clear the Baltic states of Nazi forces today, driving through m..i defenses to positions only j miles east of the -Herman's, last big Baltic port. 1 In the north, the Leningrad army continued clearing the enemy from Estonia, while other Red army forces slashed more than 25 miles below the communications hub of Val-ga to overrun Cesls, a powerful cen ter of Nazi resistance. c.i nf Hiea Russian fighters stormed and took the fortified town of Madlicna, only- 37 nines rrou. the Latvian capital. All-Out Attack on Riga Four Soviet armies converging on nw nronnrert for an all out assault on the city as German forces hur- (Contlnued on rage si- Former Editor of Tokio Paper to Speak at School Jack Morrow, former editor of the Tokio Dally Mail, an outstanding newspaper In Tokio before the war, 0,111 h din fmpaker on the Student Council Program to be held at 9 a. m. Thursday at tne uiimon nm.. School Gym, Miss Taluil Lahtl announced today. The program Is one of the series annnanred by the student council during the school year. Mr. Morrow, representing u.e School Assembling Service from Chicago, III., Is touring the mid-western states this winter. Following the war, he plans to return to Japan. Admission will be charged at the door. Conrad Kite F 1c has now been assigned to an aircraft carrier at Norfolk, Va. Anyone wishing to correspond with him may obtain his complete mailing address from his wife. U.S.A. Pvt Hnrrv W. Wallace, son of Mr h mi Jna Wallace of Univer sal has won the right to wear wings and boots of the united siaies ruu Paratroops. He has completed tour weeks of Jump training during which time he made five Jumps, the last a tactical Jump at night involving a combat problem on landing. U.S.A. Sgt. Eugene E. Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Baker of North Fourth street, has been awarded a blue and gold Distinguished Unit ,M,..,i,. rtiihnn. He is a Personnel Clerk In the top scoring P-61 Mus tang Fighter Group of the aieuuer-ranean Theater, under the command 1l NEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column.. representatives of the United Mine I . I I ,uhon th. Workers were " - Dewey train halted. Only a brief pause nati oeen expeccu ing of the train lengthened Gov. Dewey's stay to half an hour. Lauer Greet Dewey Among those who greeted the New York governor after he completed breakfaBt were John Lauer, state chairman; Ernest M. Morris, national Q. O. P. committeeman from Indiana; Mayor Robert Tyn-dall, of IndlanapoliB; Henry Ostorm, Marion County G. O. P. chairman; James Givens, state treasurer; James Costln, G. O. P. state committee treasurer and Harvey Bell and Ora Casaway, international vice presidents of the United Mine Workers. ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN ENROUTE TO ALBANY, N. Y. Gov. ThoinaB E. Dewey sped through the Middle West toward home today as evidence mounted that his smashing attack upon President Rooseve t at Oklahoma City has stirred American voters out of their pre-election lethargy. - . The evidence was In the form ot crowds at virtually every stop Blnce the Republican presidential nominee began the long trek to Albany yesterday from Tulsa, Okla., where Mr. Dewey was greeted by a railroad station crowd of 20,000 Pf- The final 1.K00 miles or this 6,-700-mile transcontinental tour offered striking contrast to the rest of the trip, when the Dewey train was met at many small communities by only a few people. (Continues on page I) ' : Varying Deadline On Service Ballot May Delay Election NEW YORK, N. Y. - The wide variety of deadlines set up by the individual states specifying when their soldier ballots must be In could delay tne nut" icou-m fdentlttl election until Christmas Day, Dec. t. ... if the contest between TresWent Roosevelt and Gov. Thomas B. Dewey Is close, as every political observer, will testify that It is, the fact that the crucial and unpredictable bit .important states of Pennsylvania California and Missouri all have post Nov. 7 soldier ballot deadline., may give the United Slates one ot tb most, sustained suspense stories In Its election history. Tea states have Boldier vote regulation which permit overseas and abssntU ballots to be returned any-whre from Nov. 8, one day after election, until Dec. 25. One candidate, for example, mlg I carry the state of California, with lis juicy plum of 25 electoral votes. He might then be the apparent winner on Nov. 7, only to find himself unseated on Nov. 23 If . . were the deciding ones, when the overseas ballots trickle In. Gov Edward Martin of Pennsylvania 'said yesterday that 650 000 applications for voting ! '' ailed to members of the armed for ces and other, out of his .tale, mo. of them for war reason.. With h popular vote In Pennsylvania In th. 1940 contest close to four million this armed forces vote may constl tute an important bloc determlnlni who the next president will be. With the contest as spirited as I It it is safe to assume that a hlgl' percentage of soldiers (and Wacs Merchant Seamen, Red Cross work ers USO and other auxiliary mill tary personnel who are Included un der the laws of some states) wil VThe other states whose votlm laws do not require final results oi the national balloting day are Colo rado. Montana, Nebraska. Rbod. Island, Utah. North Dakota an. Washington. Several of these ar Bald to be solid for Dewey, other reportedly favor Roosevelt an. some are still uncertain. Today soldier ballots may have t. .,ri,t in nr lit thnusan. come iruui . -- miles away, and the suspense of waiting, It II B Bueniiou iuiu n..- should put the nation and th. worl(j on dte bb few such contests have befora.t,:. r is headed home . . . and he Is doing a grand job over here even If he never fires a shot. "Such Is the pride of the army In the Stars and Stripes (in which Pyle's column appears) that It was delivered from fox-hole to fox-hole on the Normandy beaches the morn ing after D-Day." aai AnHornnn Is a brother of Champion Anderson of the Trinity Church community and a nephew of Robert Anderson of South Main Street. Ho met some Clinton area men in France as his letter continues: Here is an article of news wnicn win interest vou I know, also some other residents of your town. Yester day I had occasion to be in contact with an outfit which waB on tne point of embarking for (Continued nn ran Complete Concquest Of Japan May Take Two Yedrs,OWlWarn$U.S. WASHINGTON, D. C. The Office of War Information warned to-.o American military and na val leaders believe It will take a minimum of one and a nair 10 iwu ..ra ftr the defeat of Germany to completely smash the Japanese military machine. At the Bame time the OWI declared that, despite America's Bea supremacy In the Pacific over the badly battered enemy fleet, there "Is the possibility of sporadic raids by the Japanese on our west coast." These observations highlight a lengthy OWI report based on facts and figures, estimates and opinions of authorities in tne navy, w. - g departments and the foreign omlc administration. "Over-all military pians, nm-lng those concerned with war production, are based on the assumption that It may take years, ramer ...... months, to defeat Japan, ine im port said. "One and a nan io i" . -no- .1,0 .lefeat of Germany is considered the absolute minimum (Continued on Page 2) Accidental Death Verdict Returned In Train Crash n.fDDi' H4HTF.. Ind. Only the a..a trainmen could have re- vealed the reason for failure of the DUle Flyer to stop at a siu...B ... Tm Haute. Sept. 14, resulting In a wreck that killed 29, It was con cluded at the Inquest. Vigo County s Coroner, u. m. re. guson, returned no veraici deaths of FranK uiair, u. ru. burg, the engineer, or Louis Hausch. ... I'umieviiie fireman, but an acci dental death verdict was ruea ior the 26 Army Air Force veieruu. ..u .. Pain iwirter wno aiso m In the early-morning collision wnn a mail train. a nmirtnrinr on the Florida-bound rai aai,i tiint the crew had recelv- ed an order to pass the northDouna n a v. I mail train at the Atherton siding north of Terrs Haute and that he didn't know wny tne train was not stopped. W. W. Osmon. firemen on the mall train, said that the mall train wan B.nnned when an automatic block was seen through the fog and had received orders at Terre name lbout passing. Mrs. Harold Ruby to Open Baby Wear Shop Thursday Thursday will mark the opening in Clinton of The Baby Shop. 320 South Main street, in the building formerly occupied by Dr. W. M. t aaila nntnmel rlst . Mrs. Harold Ruby, well-known local resident, will manage the shop, which handles a complete line of ba by wear and accessories. LOCAL MEN 1(1 SERVICE welcomes any news of relatives in the armed services for PHONE 32 of Lt. Colonel Yancey S. Tarrant, of Brownwood, Tex. U.S.A. James H. Beckner, Torpedoman's Mate First Class spent a few days leave with his wife, Mrs. Naomi Sturm Beckner, north of the city. Petty Officer First Class Beckner reported back tor South Pacific duty. TT MA . Pvt. Jackie L. Carty haB returned to his camp after spending a seven dav furloueh with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Markello of West Fair view. He iB stationed at Camp crow dor. Mo. as a telephone lineman with the Signal 76th Heavy Con struction Battalion. n fl a. Mrs. L. E. Hawkins has received word from her son, Larry, and he la ata.lnnod Knmewhere in the South Pacific. He states that he is well and would like to hear from some of (Continued un Faje

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