The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on October 2, 1944 · Page 1
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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy today, tonight and Tuesday. Occasional showers. Not mucli change In temperature. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1944. Volume 32 Number 190. in A Germans Bar Canadian Drive on Mpp" 1 Aerial HOW WAR GOES IN PACIFIC on 40-Mile Front 4 'K5UIM .CHINA HA ' . . .1 EiNtx) mam Read Hometown Nt ft re-ma "VTs 11 I - -PHIlJI'PIKEg. 1 j I f CHINA M'Arthur Stab At Philippines Nears Rapidly American Conquest of IVIeliu listens Invasion Of Philippine; 10,000 Japs Killed in Battles WASHINGTON, D. C. Conquest of Peleliu iKlaud on the doorstep of the Philippines opened (lie luvasion path today for Gen. Douglas Mac-Arthur's anticipated liberation march into tlie strategic archipelago. Hill 10.400 Japs Admiral Chester W. Niinitz announced that liis marines had killed 10.000 Japanese to secure (he vital island in (lie Palau group which he said the Allies needed to cover Mac-Arthur's coming luvasion of the Philippines. Meanwhile, army and navy bomb Complete Halt In Detroit War Work is Feared Efforts to Avert Strike Of AFL Maintenance Men Begun; Strike Would Hit 400,000 in All Industry DETROIT, MieU. Intensive effort were 1mkub today by labor conciliation officials to prevent a vote which might wean a strike affecting 400,000 war workers in the Detroit area. On orders of Washington, John Q. Jennings, Michigan Conciliation Director for the U. S. Department of Labor, met with Jack McCuire, President of Lincoln Local SCO, UAW-CIO, and chairman of the Maintenance Employes Council, and other union leaders. Charge Wage Dinrri ruination Tool and die workers and skilled maintenance men, members of the CIO, are bitterly complaining against alleged discrimination in wage rates as contrasted to wages paid A. F. of L. craft union workers in identical jobs. The CIO employes want a War Labor Hoard investigation immediately. If it is not forthcoming they plan to take a strike vote at a special meeting called for tonight. Threaten All Work A strike of maintenance workers would paralyse all war industry within the Detroit area. A spokesman for the UAW-CIO who said he refused to give his name because of the "no-strike pledge." described the resentment of the CIO mej and warned of the seriousness of the situation. "Representatives of every UAW- apgjFNCTHllIWi INDIES ' "AUSTRALIA B AIR POWER continues to dominate tiie entire theater of war in the Pacific with Allied planes sweeping the southwest area from the Philippines to the Solomons in powerful smashes at Jap military strength on the Islands. A surprise raid on the Jap-held Netherlands East Indies was staged with U. S. planes from Australian bases raiding Batavia, Java, tZ) on a 8,200-mile round trip exploit U. S. Marines and units ot the Army's Eighty First infantry division were in complete control of Peleliu island in the Palaus (2) except for isolated points. On Aneaur. aisa the Yank moiued uo. I Intel attioatli Indiana Landslide for COP Ballot Predicted by Capehart at Local Rally . J Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and the Republican party will carry Indiana by 200.000 votes. Homer E. Cape-hart, iOP candidate for U. S. Senator toid a crowd of nearly 4 50 at the Republican rally in the Clinton Iligh School gymnasium Saturday night, -v A eerious theme dominated the rally at which many leading state cuum uiiwihw i"wm. The American system of free pri vate enterprise and small business must continue In the post-war period, Capehart emphasized, declaring this could only come about through a Republican victory at the polls Nov. 7. EmfriiavsiziP National Issues Emphasizing the national rather than the state issues, the Washington. Ind. -born industrialist, declared that the election of a Republican ticket from the county up would assure America of postwar industry based on the foundation of private enterprise rather than regimentation based on a bureaucratic regime. Attacking the Roosevelt administration's unemployment record. Capehart declared that in 1933 thirteen and one half million persons were unemployed in the United States. War Knded Dfre.oM Only with this country's entrance into the war and the subsequent skyrocketing of industry, were the unemployed absorbed into industry, he said. (Continues on page 8) William VsuiSiekle Dies At LoeaJ Hospital Sunday William VanSickle, Nebeker street, died at 10:30 p. m. Sunday at the Vermillion County Hospital. He is survived by the widow. Kate; four daughters, Mrs. Rachel Bozarth; Mrs. Ruth Wilson; Mrs. Susie Winters and Mrs. Francis Southerlaud and three sons, George. James and Truman. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. Antwerp; Stiffen WITH 1ST CANADIAN ARMY German resistance stiffened today all along the 40-uifle Canadian army front east of the Nijmegcu wedge of the 2nd British army. The (iermaus are making a oe- urniiiri effort not OIllV tO deny the Allies the sea approaches to Ant werp, but also to prevent lurtner widening of the great Uritish salient. Nearly S3 Battalions First Canadian army troops which liavo reswliei the Netherlands bor der in several place north of Turn- hout are meeting surf resistance and it is estimated that the enemy has between 20 and 25 battalions manning the sector from the orlh of Tumhout to Antwerp. ' ' ' The Germans are even -withdrawing enme garrison troOPS f fOIti -Wal- cheren Island to help man tlibMine. With the Germands 'st if fenlng up it seems certain that hard fighting is in prospect in this sector. 7,000 Calais Prisoners ' " The prisoner count at Calais iiow Ismore than 5.000 and (he -final count is expected to be between ,- 000 and 7,000. The Germans providing the defen sive crust east aud northeast ot tContinticI on paKe i Kesselring Hurls i Counter-Blows At 5th Army Forces Fierce Fighting Rages At Mount Battaglia as Yanks Threaten Adriatic Forces ROME, Italy. Heavy fighting raged on Wie American Fifth Army sector of the Italian Front today as Marshall Kesseiring burled continuous counter-attacks against Yank troops driving through the shattered Gothic line for Imola. Tlireuteus VMgXrra Troop The Cerman leader reached near the bottom of the barrel to find men to smash against the American drive which threatens to flank ana envelop the Cerman forces facing the British on the Adriactic flank of the Italian front. Particularly fierce fighting blazed about Mount Battaglia as American troops drove back German counter-assaults in strength. TiglKeii Apeiiine Positions im.ruan fnrc.ea in this sector took a tighter grip on their positions in the Apeninne heights near Batta- irifo hv eanturina grand consolidat-. ing positions on Mount Capella, two miles west of Mount Battaglia, hieh dominate the Imola road lead ing through thhe German positions and on to the Po Valley. in ih. British section of the Ilal- i r,nni iviirhth aruiv troops cross' ed and recrossed the Fiuuiicino Riv er in heavy fighting. German defenders holding the northern bank of the stream in strength counterattacked vigorously as British forces strove to establish bridgeheads at various points along the river. Head-on Collision Injure 5; Drunk: Driver its Fined Five persons were injured in a head-on collision of two cars Saturday night on North Ninth Street with three of the Injured still in Vermillion County Hospital today and the driver of one car under a suspended sentence for drunken driving. Kn u illiuiiiE si. Bernice who was driving alone when his machine and the car driven by Marko .ananorea, Blanford and carrying six passengers, collided in front of the Columbia Theater at 11 p. m., was fim-d S5 and costs and received a suspended sentence on drunken driving charges iu city court. Sunday. Injured passengers include Mrs. Anna Forte, route two: -Mrs. Mary Vercolio. route three, Mrs. Minnie Bettineschi. route three and Mr. and Mr y.Miianrirea. Two small children of Mr. and Mrs. Zauandrea who were also in the car escaped injury. y.Hnnnrirea and t lie four women passengers were taken to the hos pital where they received emergency treatment and two were dismissed. Mrs. Zauandrea who sustained a cut over the right eye was dismissed t,ir.,u u-hil, Mrs Forte, treated for lacerations and abrasions about lie face and hip, was dismissed sun- day. Zanandrea sustained fractured ribs and lacerations and abrasion about the face and arms. Mrs. Vercolio sustained a bruised hip and Mrs. Bettineschi sustained severe lacerations about the chin and right ear. The latter three remain in the county hospital today. Both cars, greatly damaged, were taken to Slike s Auto Body Shop for repaii s. Ctr;u est Reich ; 450-Mile Front Ablaze At " New Offensive is Near J Tanks, Artillery Batter Foe ; Nazis Bring Troops An armada of more than 1,200 American bombers escorted by swarms of fighters laced Into western German Industrial and eommun-k-ation centers today as a large scale ground offensive seemed to be in the making. Other hundreds of Allied medium bombers and fighters smashed at pillboxes and pinpointed defense In an Kifriefl i.tne In what was da- scribed by front dispatches as tha. most concentrated air gtiacn oi in Artillery Tajiks Halter Po Heavy artillery and tank aiiacua battered German defenses along most of the 450-niile front and Paris broadcast hinted of the coming smash against the thinning Nal line spread along the Keich frontiers. However there was no confirmation from Supreme Hheadquartera of field reports that the American First Army already had etarted a, major push Into Germany in the re gion of Aachen. A headquarters spokesman ean that the Germans apparently wera withdrawing from the outskirts of Antwerp and that the Canadian First Army is opposing a force in the Ant-werp-Turnhout area estimated at between 20 and 25 divisions. p ar Gremecy p'oreet Northeast of Nancy the American Third Army cleared the Forest of Gremecv. Supreme Headquarters disclosed, and now are holding positions on the far side. Heavy forces of T. S. Liberator smashed at the six-way rail Junction of llamw, in Westphalia, and wreck-, ed the rail marshalling yard through which German reinforcements and supplies flowed to h Dutch-German front while neavy ioi-ces of Fortresses bombed Industrial Cologne and Kessel. tContlnueo on page ) Civil Brawl "H j After FDR Speech S I Under Investigation ! WASHINGTON. D. C. Admiral ..,,, .!.. Director of the wiliiai" y.uo."." Naval Hospital at Bethesda. Md . to-lav requested a copy of the official report made on a fight in the Stat-er Hotel the night of Sept. 23 following President Roosevelt's gpeecn the Teamsters' Union. The report was one made by a diore patrol which was called to the lotel after a brawl between two laval officers and several civilians, eported to be associates of Daniel I. Tobin. president of the union autt lost to the president. Officials of the Washington rvavr Yard, having jurisdiction over the hore patrol said they would complf vith the Admiral s request. WASHINGTON, D. C The Navr today began an investigation Into reports that two naval officers and "bodvguards" of Daniel J. Tobin, president of the Teamsters Union, engaged in a fist fight in the lobby if the swank Statler Hotel the night of Sept. 23 at the conclusion of President Hoosevelt's address. Disclosure of the brawl was made by the Washington Times-Herald which said the fight resulted when two men asked the naval officers if thev were going to "vole for our couimauder-in-cbief ". The news paper reported that the officers retorted that it was -none of your damned busiuers" how they were going to vote and then blows were ex changed. During the subsequent struggle the Times-Herald said that a man t h Tobin" toastmaster at the dinner, was knocked down. flu New York Tobin denied he or his bodyguards were involved in the reported fracas. The union leader said that Immediately after the din-.,..r h went to his rooms in the hotel aud was accompanied by William L. reen. president of the AM.. PrnviouK t revealing that the re ported row is being investigated, the Navv admittfd that a shore patrol had been sent to the Statler to quell a fichr litween two naval officers ,r.A the nieht the president addressed the teamsters and the na- :ion over the radio. The Times-Herald accouut identi fied l.ieut. Randolph Dickens, a hero of manv Pacific battles, as one of the officers involved. Dickens, a native of Ft. Bliss. Texas, was ordered to the Naval Hosptal at nearby Helheftia. Mfi.. tor rest ana recuper ation on J'.:!y llv. and is said to he still under doctor's care. Marine I'fc ieor!se fcugene ls-Imiii, 'ii. l of Mr. ! Mrs. tie.dge ISolaul or Clinton. I slwmn reading 'o' of Im Daily CltM-louiau at bis soiuew lii-re iu the South Pacific. I'fc Uolajii. a veteran of (lie ;uaialcual nnd Itougaimille, was recently limne on 30-day furlough. A gra.luale of Clinton lligu School in IUII. he has l-u iu service oilMW Kecemher. He M the Stales nearly two months ago for active duty agaiu iu the Pacific area. Red Forces Surge On Bclgradc-Nis Balkan Rail Route Russians, Driving Into North Serbia, 43 51iles From Hub; In Hungary IIMKIK Warsaw, capital of Poland, has been destroyed, a Polish telegraph agency dispatch r orted today. 'I lie disateh quotrd the War. saw underground radio as hroad-casting today, Ihe ninth week of the Home Army uprising against Ihe Germans, as follows: "Warsaw has ceased to exist, all that remains are ruins. Warsaw, liefore Ihe war, was one of (he gayest capitals of Kuroiie, witli a aula4iou of I ,.-100,000. MOSCOW liussian troops surged through the mountains of north eastern H-erbia today and at last reports were within 43 miles of the Belgrade-Nut railway, main way out for some 2io,H!0 Germans threatened with entrapment in the lower Balkans. Battles Nazi-Hungarian Troofis Although the Soviet couiuiuuiqi" did not mention the fighting, a Ku manian statement said Kussian and Itoiupnian forces were battling i:i side Hungary, withstanding sevel li German-Hungarian attacks. (An unconfirmed Hungarian di.-; patch via Turkey said Kussian acfi Koruanian troops had crashed 22 miles into southeastern Hungary. A IContlnoeO on page a) Mix. Alice Jones Die At ftehiidenee After Long Illne Mrs. Alice Wake Jones, 60. died at her home, 027 South Severn ii street, a! S:lu p. in. Sunday, follow ing an extended illness. She is a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors are one son. William Wake Jones. Terre Haute; four bro thers. George and Job Wake, both of Clinton: Lee, Pontiac. Mich, aud mes. West Terre Haute and one sister, Mrs. Mary L. Meadows, Terre Haute. The body was U-ken to the Frist Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p. ui. Wednesday. Kev. L. F. i.-Poister will officiate and burial will be in Koselawn Memorial Park. Pacific Veteran Arrives At San Francisco Hospital Mr.-. i;iizaietli T. Mcflaili. 21k North Twelfth Street, has rwived word that her husband. Sgt. Wilford R. MrClain has arrived saiely at the Itterman General Hospital. San Francisco. Calif. He tins been convalescing in a hospital at New Hebrides. Sgt. McClain was inducted imo the Army. April. 1S4 2 and was stationed at Drew Field. Tampa. Fla. prior to being sent overseas. He has been serving with tiie Army signal Corn? in tiie Southwest Pacific since July, 1SI42. ers continued to blast Japanese ship ping and installations iu the East Indies and other island approaches to the Philippine Archipelago. Invasiou Tune Hears There was no indication as to when MacArthur would move into the Philippines but developments indicated that the time was ripe for his long anticipated invasion which would liberate the Filipinos from nearly three years of domination by the Japanese war machine. The Tokyo radio said "The plan of the enemy to advance toward the Philippines has recently become more obvious." and announced that a group of Japanese nationals residing in the an a around Manila had been inducted into a new auxiliary defense force. Anticipate Halsey Blows No further news was received a-bout Admiral William P. Halseys mighty Third Fleet, but naval ex perts predicted that bis carrier-based planes would deal smashing new blows against the Japanese to keep die enemy off iwUnce while (he Allied foees ..prepared their grand campaign 'against the Philippines. Formosa likely Target Formosa appeared to be a imely target for the next major assaun by powerful Pacific fleet task for ces winch now are auie 1.0 iuu"-m well over 1,000 planes in coordinat ed drives against a single objective. Developments to date foreshadow imminent important moves by ootu MacArthurs forces aud the amphib ious might under the coniuiana ot Admiral Nimits. teaJ Kaat Indies Tiie anticipated invasion of the Pliiliuuines is expected to seal oil Japan's East Indies empire from the enemy's homeland. This move is not expected to nave an immediate effect upon the Japanese war effort, but in the long run, (Continued on Page 2) Pvt. Roger Riley I S 'ounded In Action in France Pvt. Roger A. Riley. 22. Husband of Mrs. Gertrude Hayes Kiley. l Walnut Street, was wounded in ac tion Sept. 12 during the invasion 01 France, according to word received by his wife from the War Depart ment. Wednesday, hept. 27. Private Riley is the son of Mr. and MrF. Don Kiley. Ft. Huron. Mich. He is a graduate of Lexington High School in Detroit. Mich, aud also a grade school in ieiroit. He entered the Cnited States Army Infantry Nov. 16, 194 3 and nt to Kngland in May of this year. He received further training in Kng land aud in three weeks was sent to France where he was wounded. from the Commissioner. And the Mayor of Cherbourg presented the tricolor flag of France, which was slowly raised to join the Stars and Stripes and Cnion Jack, while the baud played the Marseillaise. Louisa then asked the other Red Cross officials, responsible for the club, to get up and take a bow: Deputy Commissioner, Don S. Moniand. "our BTO (big lime operator), who thought it all out before D Day." Club Service Director, Bertrand R. Clarke, "our club daddy"; and "for the feminine touch, our mammy "lub Operating Director. Marion Hall of frol Madison Ave., New York City. The 5 FDs who "grabbed the club" (Floyd Gates. Dayton. V . Ko- land Bourgeois. Washington, v. I.. Continue on pa? it i-r Man Plunges Fist Through Plate Class Window On Main Street Shadow-boKing with a plate glass ' window proved costly to Jack HiIIm yer. Clinton, in city court. Sunday, 1 when he was fined ?HHi and coats and sentenced to 90 days on the state penal farm. Arrested by state police after he bad plunged his fist through a plate giasa window of the Jones Five aud Ten Cent Store, on Main Street. Hillyer was uuable to give a reason for his action, only that he was an "ornery boy". Police stated that Hillyer may be sentenced to 2"0 days on the penal farm if he fails to pay the fine. Hillyer was charged with malicious trespassing. U.S.Loeee 14,600 Planer in Combat; Take 43,000 Toll WASHINGTON. D. C. General H. N. Arnold, announced today that the Army Air Forces has lost 42.000 airplanes since Pearl .Harbor 14,- 600 of them on combat missions overseas. In return for this loss, the AAF chief reported, the Air Force has destroyed more than 27.000 enemy planes, probably destroyed .000 more and damaged about 10,000. Arnold said in the 13 million 904) thousand flying hours plied up overseas more thau two billion gal lons of 100 octane gasoline and 238 million rounds of ammunition were consumed. "The million tons have been used where they would hurt the enemy most," Arnold declared. "Approximately 175,000 tons, concentrated on aircraft factories and related plants and airfields, destroyed the effectiveness of his air-power. Another 140,090 tons have been dropped on oil plants, ballbearing works and other industrial tagets. (Continued On Page 5) George Hayes Dies At Home Near New Goshen Georpe Hayes. 8, died at his home, route two. West Terre Haute, near New Goshen, at 11:50 a. m. Sunday following an illness of one year. He is survived by the widow, Dovie: eight sons, George, route two. West Terre Haute; John. New Goshen : Raymond. Los Angeles. Calif ; Roland. Vermillion, 111.: Nathaniel. Gary. Ind.; Donald. Terre Haute: Edgar. I'. S. Army. Ft. Law-ton. Wash., and William, home: three daughters. Mrs. Elizabeth Kil-lion. Paris. 111.; Mrs. Mary Barnes. Gary. Ind.. and Mrs. Kathryn Harrison. Terre Haute; two brothers. John Hayes. Sessor. 111. and William Hayes. Euclid. N. Y.: two sisters. Mrs. Marv Abbott. Euclid. N. Y. and Mrs. Elizabeth Farrel. Syracuse. X. Y- and 1" grandchildren. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home p-ndinsr word from the sou in the I'nited States Army. CIO local in the city will be in attendance and i aui afraid if the Wi?r Labor Board has not taken action by the time the meeting is calle.d that the men will violate the no-strike pledge and go on strike," the spokesman said. xerntiv Board Meets He pointed out that the UAW-CIO executive board meeting in Atlantic City is bringing pressure to bear on President Roosevelt, Secretary of War Patterson, Steelnian of the fj. S. Conciliations Service, WPB Director Krug and others for immediate action today. (Contlnueo on pags S) Coffee Stocks Are Amp i le for US Need At Present; Byrnes WASHINGTON, D. C. No necessity exists for the rationing of coffee at the present time, James F. Byrnes, War Mobilization Director, said today. Wholesalers and coffee roasters have ample replacement stocks on hand, Byrnes said. His statement commented on the "reports that coffee rationing was imminent causing runs on grocery stores in some parts of the country." Byrnes' statement said: . "With four months' supply of coffee now available to civilians, and on basis of assurances received by the Department of State from Brazil that the filling of orders for U-nited States coffee importers would be resumed tomorrow, rationing of coffee is unnecessary. ( "Stocks of coffee in this country) available to civilians Sept. 1 totaled 70,000,000 pounds, compared with 201.000.000 pounds when coffee ration ing began in November. 194 2, and 487,00.000 pounds on July 29. 1943. when coffee rationing ended." Amunuioe from Brazil Byrnes' office said that Brazilian Finance Minister Arthur de Souza Coal a, had given assurance that 1.-00.000 bags of cof fee a nion t h would be provided the American trade through normal trade channels. American importers have had difficulty in recent weeks in contracting more adequate supplies from exporting countries and stocks therefore bad been declining. OP A said Saturday night that "speculative exporters" i n coffee producing countries had been holding back on shipments in an attempt to force an increase in price ceilings. OHki Price (Stays, Kays OPA American importers have appealed to the OPA to lift coffee from price controls, but OPA sources have said there is little chance that this will be done. Byrnes said that coffee stocks now in this country amount to a-bout ZVz months supply "which is more than a normal supply." These stocks, together with coffee cow n shipboard bound for this country and that purchased for shipment, constitute about four months supply. The resumption of shipments, he said, will make possible the maintenance of an adequate working inventory. Clinton Red Cross Field Director Helped CFs In France Get Qui) Henry Seward. Red Cross Field ' "Monsieur le Marechal. the French Director from Clinton, Ind. was one I way of saying our big boss!" of five Red Cross officials who Pvt. Harold Pike ("I'm just one "grabbed" the Club Victoire for the of the boys") accepted the club GI's in France, according to an article in "Over Here." the first Red Cross paper printed in France, Aug. 1, 1944. With the gala opening three weeks after Cherbourg fell and three days after its American staff arrived, the Club Victoire flung wide its doors at 6:3m p. ni. July 20 to throngs of eager GI's. Crowding into the spacious rooms of this ex-depart inent store, they cheered and clapped all through the upening ceremony, MCd by Lrouisa ' Farand of 1 Beekraan Place. NVw York. N. Y.. Club Director, who told of the Germans' plan to open it up as an officers club "and you boys apt u red it for yourselves." Commissioner Harvey D. Gibson I flew over spec ially for the occasiun. , and was introduced by Louisa as;

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