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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counliei THE WEATUKJ Occasional showers today.'. Ending tonight. Partly cloudy Friday. Cooler tonight and Friday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1944 Volume 32 Number 188. V ii m ! Iff BR A ake Lead American Trootf c PONTOON BRIDGE SPANS MOSELLE Allied Lifeline In War On Ml War May Be Prolonged 1 o itrea M'Arthur Force Hammers Jap Bases on Java Airmen Strafe Batavia In 3,200 Mile Attack; Yanks Herd Last Japs In Two Pockets on Peleliu GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHl'RS HEADQUARTERS. New Guinea. itnuriMn inn t'-TM ii i' bombers from Australian bases slashed deep Into. Jap-held terrllory in the Netherlands j East Indies to baiter enemy targets . on the Island of Java, a headquarters communique announced today. Striking at Java for the first time since March 20. when Yank planes hiutil the naval base of Surabaya. the Americans swept low over enemy targets at Batavia In a punishing blow. Hit at Phillpi' Gen. Douglas MaeArthur disclosed also that American aerial might continued its relentless assaults on Jap installations throughout the southern Philippines and the Sulu archipelago with navy Catallna patrol plcne. blasting targets in Davao - .. - . i. . tin if 4 i 11(1 H - AMERICAN INFANTRYMEN slush through mud to cross the Moselle pontoon bridge thrown up b, Ann, engi-A heavy .rnoke acreen give, cover to the Yank. And their munition trick, for the crossing. (international.) Caoehart Will Head List of State fa Ik. Rally Saturday riintnn will see the first major fireworks in the Republican cam-. f.nu,a Kutiirduv when Homer Capehart. candidate for the Indiana seuatorKlup. win sue -r,,iiv in the Clinton High t n..iitn ni k n. m. w 'iioji pjiM"" , Mr. Capehart win neau a u .:.i..icl,..l euesU who will give -i. . ..vlieo including A. u.,.h comulroller ol r-an- vllle and candidate for state aud llor: John Lauer, head of the In-lfititil,lican committee: Mrs .ii H.rilpn. chairman of womens' activities in the sixth district; Thom as I'otter. state chairman of tne young Republicans Club and Mrs. Edna Suodgrass. state vice cub IU4U. liue Alexander. Secretary of State r... injiuna will lie uresent as well m hard T. James, state Auditor; Frank Miller, eandiuale tor Maie Treasurer: Ur. C. T. Malau. State Superintendent of Public Instruc tion; Noble J. Johnson, uepresenta-1H in Congress for the Sixth District and Walter Gillespie, candidate for Joint Senator. A program will l" " an accirtiian band of 21 gins in i addition to the main address.. GerTts: US - British Drive Cains Reported Newport, Clinton Sailors At Great likes Naval Training Station, Great lUe, III. two 'er-million County servicemen Marvin Foriner (Ml) of .Newport and Clayton Whalen. Clinton, get together. Fortner was a slar basketball player for Newport Higli School before entering the Navy. Whs I en. a graduate of Cliirton High School in 14, lias been In service two immtlis. Prior to entering the Navy, he was employed at the Daily Clintonian. Riga Hears Soviet Guns; Red Airmen Pound Sieged City Fall of Latvian Capital To Twin Red Drive Is Imminent; Pole Battle On NEW YORK. N. Y. British radio reports from Moscow today reported that the sound of Russian guns could be heard in the streets of Rica a. united Soviet armies . 7 . drove on the Latvan capa . Tha hroaflroiit monitored b The broadcast, monitored by CBS. added that Russian bomber, were hammering the city and It. sea approaches as land force, approached the port. IivnnN England. The Ger mans have begun a systematic withdrawal in Latvia, following evacuation r.f Fmonia. Ernest von Hammer. military' commentator or tne Aaz. DNB ageacy, declared today J " ( I U IK. OH XUK wutiwiM , nao. to destroy five barges at Davao . and two more at Zamboanga. Tightening the blockade about Halinahera. attack planes hammered ''Jap positions along Kaoe Bay and wift patrol planes destroyed five! . r enemy barges near MM. Jua Kaid MoniUU U. S. troops on Morotal Island were raided without damage by a lone Jap plane. Another single enemy aircraft attempted to bomb Am- erican positions on Morotal. and j withdrew after Yank ground fire scored damaging hlis. I Strengthened In New Thrust Two-Pronged Drive Gains As Germans Are Reported Leaving West Holland ; New Air Landing Claimed Sl'PREME HEADQUARTERS, Al lied Expeditionary Force. In a sudden crashing assault. Allied troops hurled the Nazis from their throttle point across the Nijmegen- Eindhoven lifeline at eisi m Holland today In the course of a mlghty- two-pronged drive against enemy forces reportedly withdrawing from the western Netherlands. New Thrust at Une (At. the same time, the British radio was heard by CBS In New York reporting that "American troops have broken into the Sieg fried Line at a new point southeast of Aachen.") The city, north of Nijtoegen about half-way to Eindhoven, ha4 been held as long as possible by the oer-mnn who realized Its strategic val ue as an effective block across the main line of Allied communications. rwiMi niinn nf Klst was announc ed by official spokesmen at head- (Contlnned on rage il . Fifth Army Hits Nazi Posts North Of Gothic Line Clark's Men Regain High Ground Lost to Germans; Score in Adriatic March ROME. Italy. Fift Army spearheads occupied Bocconi, some 30 miles from Spezla, today and stormed Mount Tastel Nuovo, approximately IS mile. Inland from the iA-gurian Hea. At the same time, the Canadian rwiHi naclne the Eighth Army on the Adriatic coast, cleared the sea side town of Bellaria. seven milesj beyond Rimini and crossed the Rubicon at its mouth. Italian Patriots la Actios Italian Patriots were in posses sion of Bellaria when Eighth Army units arrived. The Canadian bridgehead across the KuMcon ha. been expanded to , .. rZ''"V:VZZ.JZ. man, are defending with everjthing . i, they have. n)0(Jntan Mor of the Eighth Army front Patrols are haiiwav between Bibbiera and For II on the southern edge of the Po vuiiov nl.'ilns. 3A miles northwest of Kiminl. Forli has the dubious dis tinction of being the home town of Benito Mussolini. Forli, svitb a population of 5 (Continued on pac I) John Sloan Dies Today In Hospital at Terre Haute John Sloan. 1102 South Third treet. died at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute at iz:4i p. m- Thursday. following a brief Illness. Survivors Include the widow Jes sie: two daughters, Anna ana Martha 'at home: one son. Gilbert of the U. S. Army, stationed at Camp Haan. Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Dunlop. Clinton. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending the completion of funeral arrangements. Heavy, medium ana iigmer Mumpers carried their neutralization attacks against Jap airdromes In the Celebes well into their third week while other mixed formations continued their remorseless pounding 4,r Jap liutallallon. In th Halmalie-ras and lower Moluccas.,- Airdromes on Ceram. In the lower Moluccas, shuddered under a 61-ton bombing attack. Excellent results were reported from the assaults a-gainst Liang. Namlea. Kairatoe and Boela airdromes. PEARL. HARBOR. Hawaii. C-iContlnuea on Pag ' Merchant Fleets Of 8 Nations Are Churchill; Prime Minister t Places German r Toll at 900,000 Long Review of War Told' To Commons as Churchill Praises Success of Alliesij ' Renews Japan Pledge LONDON. England. The AIHe"1 already have between two and thre-million men on the European battto-field. but unless organized Germanr' resistance collapse, speedily, "enbr mous additional American foree. will be hurled against the Reich, Prime Minister Winston Chnrchlll told the House of Common, today. Praises Allied Military In a long report that eloquently praised American and British military leadership, courage and plaa-nlng. Churchill disclosed that .tn!f D-Day the German, have lo.t about 90U.0U0 men four time. -the cV-ualties suffered by the Allies' In liberation of France, Belgium and Holland. "' "These were the principal point of his address: - - 1 The seven week, .luce Invasion day "have changed the whai face of the conflict in Europe". - 2 The war may yet end In 144, but there I. no guarantee that siV-eral month, of combat in 146. wilt not be required. Expect Guerrilla War ',. 2 Hitler and his "gang" may t expected to wage guerrilla trmrUfr after organized resistance 1. brokaju 4 Great Britain stands by bar pledge to prosecute the war against Japan "with utmost energy".. 6 Allied casualties as against the 900.000 German losses approximate 235.000 men klUe. wounded or missing. With 146,ft0 (Continue" on paca f) ant , , - ' V. Dew ey Returns To Albany, Draws Up i Next Drive Plans ALBANY. N. Y. Got. Thomsa E. Dewey, home from an 8,600-mlla swing across the nation, plunged, today into plan, for his next vote-getting drive. First to greet the Republican presidential nominee when be arrived in Albany this morning was national chairman Herbert Brownell, who proceeded to the executive manalom with the governor. Brownell informed Governor Dew-ev that his Oklahoma Cltv aueech. in which he removed the gloves for an all-out aiiaca upon rreaioens Uiinu.vf.lt unit his administration. telearama. "You've hit your stride. Governor," aaid the national chairman, "and you're going to win." Iburev and Hrnwnell also dbJCUa- -sed plan, for the former", trip neif wees I o LoarmujD, w. w he will apeak Oct. , the day after President Roosevelt deliver hi. next campaign speech. More than 30.000 persons turned out to greet Gov. Dewey during brief stop, between Tulsa, Okla.. and Albany, some of the crowd, being out of proportion to the aUa of the small communities where thaw gathered. In all his rear platform talk o long the way. tbe Republican candidate reiterated the issues ha raised I in his Oklahoma City speech, when he made heated reply to President Roosevelt's charge, that arllar statement, by Gov. Dewey Involved "fraud and "falaenooa. Gov. Dewey will leave Albany a-gain late next week for West Virginia where, at Charleston, on October . he Is expected to make a bid for the support of the mine worker, in thut eet ion of the country. If a ats- able bloc of those workers awing to tbe Dewey standard. ttepuDiien lejulers sav. he will carry both Penn sylvania and West Virginia. The Dewey speech In weal Virginia will follow by 24 hour. President Roosevelt's second major speech of the campaign. The fiery exchange between the two candidate, in their Washington and Oklahoma speeches has aroused speculation aa to whether the President will continue to ".lug it out" or whether fee will retire to the role of "commander- j in -chief. . Secrecv Shrouds i In Balkans; Steady ROME. Italy. Allied airborne and seaborne troops, which invaded Albania and the Adriatic islands or Yugoslavia, were reported today to be making progress In the first laree-scale penetration of the Bal kans by the western forces.' Allied headquarters had .little to an v r,n"J rrtiiiB the operation, which apparently started 11 'days ago, but the main blow seemed directa a-gainst Albania, seized by Mussolini in 193S. Yanks in lavasiua The invading force was said to be mainly composed of British Commandos, with a few Americans participating. Yugoslav guides led the way. Early Information Indicated that the drive also was aimed at closing 'the gap between-the Adriatic, the Viifrnaiav Partisans and the Rus sian force, gathertd on the Bulgar ian-Yugoslav frontier. Official sources did not aivuige which Yugoslav islands bad been in vaded. But a Yugoslav statement said the Allies had occupied the island of Pag at the northern end of the Adriatic, some 0 miles below trlntne J Germans Abandon Coastal Kuad a tw.ariniiarteu spokesman saiu the German garrison at Himara, In southwest Albania JusP above the r.reek island of Corfu, bad been li quidated and thar as a result the Nazis had to quit the Albanian coastal road and send supplies to other coast garrison by ship. At Himara the Allies were aouie 9aa mllMi aniithwest of the Soviet forces in Bulgaria and In a position to drive eastward to tne aegean coast of Greece. T-Sgt. George Lyons Home After 30 Missions Over Germany, France With thirty mission, over Germany and France which earned him ,i .1. .,l with three Oak- Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Fly ing Cross. Technical Sergeant ueorge T Lvons i. home on lunougu hi. parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon, and " " v . . i,t. -rtr4 m t-u Marv Mav Lyons at S18 North Main Street. Overseas for ten months TSgt. Lyons was based in England with the Eighth Air Force and flew on a B-24 Liberator as a radio operator and gunner. 2)1 MmsIoos Over Reich Twenty-three of bis missions were over Germany and seven over occupied France. "The first two or three missions are the hardest," the smiling 2C-var-old fiver said. "They're all hard, tnougn ,o J metn,ng tuat na w you do it. Lyons rece ved the Air Meoai on the completion of hi. Hrs, five .... 1 1. ait medal on sions. the Oak Leaf Clusters, given in lieu of the second, third and fourth Air Medals, were given for the completion of ten mission., participation In an outstanding raid and for the completion of 25 missions. When bis SOth mission was successfully chalked up the Clinton gunner received the U. F. C. (Continued on page 71 is i if h Allies invade Japan 11 will cause another war in 25 years. The otber plan, he said, is to surround Japan with warship, and leave the people to themselves. The writer', personal belief would be to invade Japan and aet up the American School system. Huat He fsivaded Japan must feel the weight of war by Invasion and occupation, he stated. Because they have been taught by leader, that their country i. the house where their god lives and that their god will protect his house and the people who live there, invasion by force is the only answer. They also believe that their country will never be invaded because their god cannot be defied. This belief is based on fihintoirm. worship of aneertor. and the San god. Filipaans Loyal The Philippine, were the only is-(Cootiauea on ae 11 I I ! Wanv Clinton and Vermillion 1 n ' duy tuiwu " clone to the kef communications County Kfpulilicans arp pxpctd toicltwe lu )"v 1 ' . .. ... . . iMiiitor if Kstvienano. m-ii ten the G?r- P'Wklwl 4ffaillf4 JaDS for processed foods and all meat n , , and dairy products, except creamery WASHINGTON. D. C. buttJ,r will mnmae unchanged, nations reached an agreement tooa ( Administrator Chester Bow- to muster the might of P'"" !ee warned that the 20-poiut value of the Merchant Fleets of the "orm . ,An ull.iime high-would mean less against Japan at the end or me batt for civilians "at least during In Europe. . ,. lh the next SO days or so." He said dia- T h i . agreement trihution might be spotty during the world's leading '" g 1 "t two months, but expressed hope was announced y the Mate tvrr 1( w ralloI1 orJr would ment in " l"VC produce increased civilian supplies, the part are the I'nited Mates, me e Fnited "fl'S, thaf "we simply Greece, the Netherlands. Norway ana j Dvar nor. Poland. :"''m, ,, MPr-lmal supply of butter to distribute." Discussion. iwol the great Mer Hril,r ,, WKA r Speakers at COP Twenty-Point Value Is Set on Butler; Allow Shoe Stamp OPA Jumps Butter Ration Cost From 16 to 20 Red Points; Shoe Set Nov. 1 WASHINGTON, D. C. The Office of Price Administration today announced an Increase In the ration value of creamery butter from 14 to 20 red points per pound, effective at 1:I1 a. m., Sunday. Oct. 1. OI'A said the higher point value was necessary due to an anticipated ten million pound cut in civilian butter supplies for October. The War Food Administration estimated that declining seasonal production would reduce civilian slock, from ninety-five million pounds In September to eight-live million pounds In October. f Mlier nine. L'ncluuured At the same time. OI'A also an- IIOUUu itii-j ... nnr wtiirlt ditt'IuKcd that milk pro duction rniaiiif'd iady hut cram- dropped approxi- ... - ; -j" - 11 J - ' " ' Emphasizing the seasoual produc- Cootluneo on paxe it Ensign Robert Mitchell Share in Unit Award For Invasion Action Ennicu Robert W. Mitchell, sou of PoBtmaster and Mrs Homer Mitchell of flinton. shares in a Presidential I'nit citation awarded to Navy Combat Ileinolilion I'nit ol Force "O" for servires on It-day in Normandy, il was announced today by the l ulled Wales Navy office in Bt. Louis, Mo. The presentation was made by Secretary of the Navy James V. For-remal to Lt. Cnidr. Joseph H. Gibbons of Port Washington. N. Y. commanding officer of the unit. The demolition unit suffered 41 percent casualties and cleared percent of assigned beaches in two days. The citation said the unit landed in the Vierville-Collerville sector "under devastating enemy artillery, marhine gun and sniper fire." "With practically all explosives lost and with their force seriously rieiileted bv heavy casualties." it continued, "the remaining officers and men camea on gdiiaini). ui- , vaging explosives as they were swept ashore and in some instances commandeering bulldozers to if move obstacles. In spite of these MOStx" . Itussia. nusHiau aim- j nao. luruea me line lowara uw utiles conrereing on the Latvian eapi-aDd that national headquarter, hsa ...t -. . ui.a . 1 1. .. uhciiit mi t ii ' Ti I ). ...... .4 1 1 1. H (.-it li mmmMilUlorr . fila8ed ahad to 2 euaiii nms v. .. a. I.-1. :ah tl S 1 1 l-fl VVJ T" 1 r- , against JapaH'fcaw been going on ... .ovarul tfjlfltika. It had farl mat id u, bee. feared that the warsry - ------- " rv hutler output ?'f .."JLr." 1 ".rir: I ueiu Here in i-v-m ' j - former resident of Vermillion Coun-. t, having formerly maue ni. nome Senatorandidate Capehart will also speak at 3 p. m. Saturday to a meeting to be held in the Ferrysville srhool house. One Killed, 7 Hurt In Mine Blast At New Harmony, IntL DUGGEU, Ind. Vincent Bar-lick. 4. of Linton, was dead today while seven fellow workers were recovering from burns suffered In an eiplosiou of gas in the New Harmony mine of the Linton-Summit toai Compauy. The injured miners who were sent to a Sullivan hospital include: Clifford Woodruff. Jasonville; Geurn-ard Harrell. Bicknell; Earl Frederick, Jasonville; James Carty, Sullivan, and Everett Goodman, address uukliows. Nolan Iteevis, of Sullivau, and Fred Ford, of Shel-huru. were treated al the mine for minor burns. From Hit to till men were working in Hie mine at the time of the ac-"ideiit. but the explosion was limited to one small section, it was reported. Nine or Hi men were in the are affected hy the blast. The mine is one of the most modern in the state and has been in operation for only a few years. Newport Paratrooper's Wife Dies in Carolina Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Newport Friend's Church for Mrs. Mary Alice Poore, 25, wiio died at a hospital in Columbus, g. C, Saturday night following a few days illness. Rev. Kay Morford. pastor of the Friend's Church, officiated and burial was in the Thomas Cemetery. Mrs. Poore Is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Mary Poore of Newport. She - - ' - is survived by her husband Sergeant Harold Thomas I'oore who is station- ' ents of Indianapolis America's Part in Asia of Future Told To Clinton High School Mudents . i - .l... .r Jaoan. MOITOW said ..-arer their goal t.lay. I tiA Hnnirarian sources - - --- - ''JJ.Ti viet (roous bad captured towns 14 miles deeu in Hungarian territory. 1 Four Soviet armies completing their campaign to liberate the Bal tContinaea on I Clinton. le Lead Gmnty in National War Fund Drive Mrs. Everett Helms. Clinton, and John pirkell. Newport, have kun named Vermillion County co- chairmen of the National War Fund drive to be conducted throughout October with Wakefield Gerrish. Clinton, named as county FBO treasurer. "m cm'i l Them Down Now" is the slogan for the annual drive which aids the various allied relief causes, the community chest, the I'BO, and in Vermillion County, the Boy Scouts. The quota for the county is 113.-r.06 which includes I140U for the Boy Scouts. $700 for the past year and the same amount for the current year. County Parent-Teachers group will take part in the drive and house-lo-house wlicia ions will also be made. Chairmen named for the various townships are Helt. Mrs. Clio. King: Clinton. Mrs. Helms: Eugene. Otto Albright: Highland. Will Myers and Vermillion, the Lions Club with Attorney E. J. Dudley, chairman of the committee, John White and Claude Foot end in Euroi would bring a breaK - nuwn oi - ships to private -oseration regardless , ' .ml, -tn rerun. of war needs. Existing agreements giving the British and American governments control of the ships of other flags wonld have terminated at the end of the European war. But the new agreement forestalls that possibility until after the war with Japan is won. Kpeeial agencies are set up by the new agreement to regulate the use and movement of Allied ahipnlng. They will be called the t'nlted Marl-time Council and the l ulled Mari time Executive Board. The urgent need which prompted the new agreement was described in the mate Department's announcement as follows: In addition to the eight signatory governments, the French Commit! of National Liberation has made similar promises regarding French shipping, and the Soviet government ha been "kept informed". The new agreement will remain In effect until "Wi months after the suspension of hostilities In Euroiie or the Far East, which ever is the later". All Truck Coupons Are Mailed From Ration Board All truck coupons have been mail- ed and some have been returned due to insufficient addresses. Mrs. Lucy Doolin. chief clerk of Vermillion C o o t y Rationing Board, an - Booneed todav Motorists who fail to receive a newspaper man in Asia, jacs Mur mm- former ed it or of tne 1 ok 10 Mail, an outstanding newspaper in the Japanese capital before the war. pointed out the part America must do in the Asia of tomorrow, to Clinton High School atudents and faculty members at the .tudent council program in the gymnasium Thura-day morning. Sees Jaiiaa's Defeat I'sing as his theme "What Is Your thare in the Asia of Tomorrow?" he said that one year ago he would have been though foolish by many to ask that question but now that it Is definite that Japan will be defeated he believe, that It is an important question to America. On Christinas Day 1S45 he hopes that American troops in the Pacific will be eating their heitday dinner in Toklo. The two schools of thought prevalent in the United Bute, regarding books are asked to call at the ra- tion office as they can not be for- . , i ,. -M- grave handicaps, tne oemolltion crews succeeded initially in blasting ,rIinriniiu1 Puk 9 j i ne """J ' "-.. ""me o. -u. I had charge of the funeral arranee- I meiilii. .mVmWM warned, autr wuu. w.u.m - -1 4

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