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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei THE WEATCZB Occasional rain, littlavchange In temperature today and tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer. Mailed In Conformity With I. 6. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1944. Volume 32 Number 191. in (pfcjfo) ID nnn. iginl j filliVlMI LIUUUVT IK m HANDIWORK OF YANK ENGINEERS Rip Breakthrough at Open Path to Rhine? Warsaw Poles Surrender To German Forces Polish Patriots Give Up Futile Battle as Food, Arms Exhausted; Patriot Leader Believed Escaped Political Tide Rising; Dewey Speech Tonight GOP Nominee fo Attack Tax System in First Of Two Talks; Bricker And Warren in Major Speeches i nira i-vriiiie& uhvc Jao Invasion Threatens East China Blocks US Move 4 Killed In Action Kgt. Flank Wallace Sgt. Frank 'Woody' Wallace, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fox of Fairview, was killed in action anmH-hrP ill FlMtllCe Sept. G, aC- cording to War Department telegrams received by his relatives. I His wife, pictured above with the (Contluuect on page 3.) Yanks Batter Way Past Nazi Barriers In Bologna Push Fifty Army Forces Take Monghidoro in Advance; Stand 17 Miles From Goal ROME. Italv. Yank troops of the Allied Fifth Army smashed1 northward through Italy today to within 17 miles of the city of Uulo- gna after capturing the strategic Junction town of Monghidoro on the main route from Florence. Kmasli Naxi OpinmUIou The troops conimanueo oy uieui. flon Mark W. Clark Hushed forward on the university city after smash ing aside strong German opposition. D Ue thc Naz, resistance and all i weather, thc Yanks penetra ted into Nazi-held positions oeninu the major defenses of the Gothic Line in the Apennines. Gen. Clark's rorces were subjected Anitliiin,.H N'n'.i pmntler-nllacks OI1 i -iliniiif' - - j ' , ! ' ' I A Shattered steel and concrete pillbox embraMire Ik isiven close Inspecllon by Pvt. lloy.e Vh-k. Pi", Texas, at an unnamed pomt . he Siegfried Line. The structure Held up I. H. fores for a while until army ...Biuee.s blasted it to pieces. Signal Corps photo. Port of Foochow, cu PR a MP t SCO. Calif. Japan ese presB and radio reports today said that a Japanese invasion lorce. advancing on Foochow on China's east coast, was expected to capture the city soon and thus .thwart ene-1 my America's plans to land on the j China coast from the Facmc ana sever communications "witii the southern regions." liaxt Major ttaafiort A Japanese Imperial headquarters communique reported that the invasion force had carried out "surprise landings" northeast of Foochow at dawn last Friday. The capital of Fu-kien Province, Foochow is the last major seaport on China's east coast remaining in Chinese hands. It is located across the narrow Formosa Strait less than 150 miles from the northern tip of the Japanese-held island of Formosa. The Japanese Doniei agency, in a disiwtch reported to the Office of War Information by the Federal Communications Commission, said the landing took place near the mouth of the Taishan river about 25 miles northeast of Foochow. Rapid Japanese Advance Japanese forces, said Doniei s account, which waB directed to the controlled presB In occupied EaBt Asia, had advanced along the river, caoturing Lienkong on Saturday, UIW UttJ ttnoi m ..- . , id" had been the Japanese advance, said Doniei, ine enemy ujjpcio t-v, be in great confusion." The text of the Japanese communique as broadcast by the Tokyo ra-Atn tn Tintnnpfie areas, and also re ported to the OWI by FCC moni tors, follows: fnrcim which are aiming for the capitulation of the vicinity of Foochow, stronghold on ttie coast oi the Hast China Sea. carried out surprise landings on the cost northeast of this spot at dawn September 27, under the close cooperation of army and navy forces. They are now ad-iContlnuea on page 0) Eleven Clinlon Men Accepted For Military Service Eleven Clfnton and Vermillion County nun were Inducted into the irmed forces of the United Mates I at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Sept. 30 riinton inclucl. The men from Clinton include: Slender Nelson Reed, Carl Wesley Pnurninii Charles Giovaninl, UoD Gene Cirey, route two; and Henry Ray Thomas, route three. rnviiira- Donald Lennox Chew. Russell Devon Richardson, Millard Fillmore Sreed. Perrysville: Charles Austin Jack son. Transferees: Anthony Francis Pe-perak and Maurice C. Johnson. George W. Hayes Kites Set Thursday at Home Last rites for George Hayes, fi8. route two. West Terre Huute, will be conducted nt 1 p. ni. Thursday, at the residence, liurial will be in Clear Run cemetery at Rridgeton. Indiana. Mr. Hayes died at his home near New Goshen Sunday morning following an illness of one year. Yanks Advancing Ubach to 'irst axwv," iT Hodges Forces 33 Miles From Cologne Bastion Breakthrough Follows 24 Hour First Army Drive; British Strike in Holland ; Nazi Counterblows Begin SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. -I American Doughboys hurled their weight against the vaunted Siegfried Una today and cracked ompletely through its formidable barriers In a smashing thrust which opened path to the Rhine and the hinterland. 8 Pillboxes Out Troops of Lieut.-Geu. Courtney H. Hodges achieved the breakthrough near the little city of Ubach, some 10 miles northeast of Aachen, a battla-front dispatch from International News Service staff correspondent Richard Tregaskis reported. The breakthrough came some 24 houra alter the offensive was opened yesterday, with Ubach captured and 8 or more pillboxes knocked out. ;?' i. i 09 t,llen west Of ColO- uuai'ii f " . gne, believed to be a major objective of the First Army s arive. , ,lireak Whole IMw A high ranking staff officer a.t Ithe front commented: "There is definite breakthrough all the way through the Siegfried Line. , although tank traps and community digging lie between the Siegfried and the Rhine." ' ' A supporting drive carried ,. Into Ubach in force after a four-mile ,ad- (Contlnuen on pac New Naval Blows At Japan Mapped i - o . . T Tllt III Siraifg wakhin0TON D. C. The m' of the United ' Fleet aIm i,js high ranking ' , (rill8 ,ave concluded another . tey conference at San Francisco i ... Navy said toaay o" with "aspects ot uie aliainst the Japanese". The conference was called by ao-miral Ernest J. King, Chief of the Fleet, and was attended by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Pacific Fleet Commander, and other high ranking i offlcor8, The meRting foreshadowed inten- 1 ........ r tl.o ririve against the (llo Philippines for an anucipaieu , jnvaBin of that archipelago. Also ,,r(.fient was Secretary of the NavJ- James V. Forrestal. others who participated were Vice Admiral C. M. Cooke, Jr., Jving n i Chief of Staff: Vice Admiral Aubrey ' . e UD,ral tn- of the r,th Fleet. 3 nf il,a l.'lMet was Admiral William onimander of the i,'wi u-hn has been directing t: naval support for the campaigns Palau and lialmanera isiana groups.. , Kll,, mM,iM, have been held periodically by King on the Pacific coast, in Hawaii and in Washington and they usually were followed by new powerful blows against the Japanese along the Pacific battle line. Recently Nimitz. in a speech, explained that Allied forces were aei-ing islands in the Palau group to ,.r.vMn nnvnl and air suooort for 'the anticipated invasion of the Phil ippines by forces under Gen. Douglas MacArthur. State Representatives To Be At Ration Meeting Three state representatives of the rationing board will show and discuss a film at a meeting on ceiling prices, to be held at the rationing office. Thursday Oct. 6, at 7:30 p. m., Mrs. Lucy Doolin, chief clerk announced today. The public is invited to attend the meeting. LONDON. England. The Polish government in exile announced today that underground forces in Warsaw have surrendered to .the Germans after exhausting their food and ammunition in a futile effort to beat back a greatly superior enemy force. Follow Conflicting Report The announcement came after several hours of conflicting reports, during which the Polish regime first denied that a surrender bad taken place. The admission of defeat revealed that the JJoles laid down their arms at 8 p. m. Monday (z r. m. EWT) and quoted a final message from General Bor as stating: "Orders were given to cease fighting after our ammunition and food were exhausted and in the face of overwhelming superiority by the enemy." No hint as to the fate of Hie Polish Commander was given. Keport Itiittles Flare Anew A late German dispatch, however, asserted that some units of the Patriots again have started fighting. Earlier German dispatches telling of the Poles' surrender promised that all wounded Patriots would receive treatment in military hospitals, with the remainder to be held as prisoners of war. Staff Officers of Lieut.-Gen. Ta-deiiHC Komorowskl t (General Bor) met with German representatives to sign the capitulation agreement, the Nazi account continuen. one uanu ui h.nrranii under "the leadership of Bolshevist officers" allegedly attempted to "sabotage the capitulation," but was disarmed after a brief engagement. Thousands Join Reds In a Moscow fcujletin, however, Renter's reported that thousands of the insurgents from Warsaw escaped across the Vistula River and Joined forces with the Army of Lieut. Gen. Zygrunt Berling, commander of the Polish Division on the Russian front. Polish oircles in London expressed belief that Gen. Bor was among those who made their escape. I A German broadcast said that all wounded Patriots would receive treatment in military hospitals, with the remainder to be held as prisoners of war. (Continued on Page 2) William VanSickle Kites Are To Be ... Funeral services lor wu.m... vn- Sickle. 78, Cayuga, will be held at the Frist Funeral Home at 3 p. m. Wednesday. Rev. F. S. Kemer will officiate and burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mr. VanSickle died at 10:30 p. m Hundav at the Vermillion Coun ty Hospital following an illness of ' PVvn bv the widow. daughters, Mrs. Rachel nozarth. Clinton: Mrs. Ruth Wilson, winter and Mrs. Fran- pis Sonlherland. all of Chicago, 111. three sons, George, United States Marine Corps, Parris Island. S. C; James, Harmony, Ind. and Truman, Indianapolis; one half-sister, Mrs. Alice Bowling. Veedersburg, Ind. and 20 grandchildren. Politician, Three Others Killed In Two Auto Crashes nREENFIELD. Ind. Four per sons were dead today from Injuries suffered in two automobile accidents near Greenfield. - I inv,l M HawiirH 31 nronirlent nf the Hancock County Young Republi- rl,,l, , .1 Inhii W Crnap .IP in hnth of Creenffeld. were killed when the automobile in which they were riding hit a bridge abutment. Mrs. Wilma Johnson, 20, or tiai-iminn Tel.. and her 21-month-old son, James E. Johnson, were killed when a Pennsylvania railroad passenger train struck the automobile in which they were riding. Mrs. Johnson had been staying in -Greenfield following her husband's induction Into the army a month, ago. Seward is survived by the widow, a son. his mother, and four brothers wlille Grose is survived by the widow, three daughters and two sons. ... suffered when" he feV be T e wheeU of a truck were fata, to John elon Kraus five-year-old son of Nelson Kraus ine yii " Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kraus, Misha- waka. ALBANY, H. Y. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey will turn ins campaign fire upon the federal tax system tonight in a previously unscheduled nationwide radio Bpeech. The Kepublican Presidential nominee, who will broadcast directly from, the executive mansion In Albany, will be heard on the Mutual network from 8:45 to 9 p. m. He is expected to charge that the existing tax system 01 tin; um Btatewthrottles business and that its revision Is necessary to Insure postwar opportunities and jobs. During several of his September speeches he said that such revision would follow Kepublican victory in November. . Gov. Dewey's decision to deliver a radio talk tonight, only four days prior to his October 7 speech at Charleston, W. Va., was Bald to be due to belief that it would be politically unwise to remain away from the firing line too long. The last major Dewey speech was his Oklahoma City talk on Sept. 23. In which he declared that the record of the Koosevelt administration was "desperately bad". With two Dewey speeches scheduled this week, and President Roosevelt prepared to deliver his second campaign talk on Thursday night, the voters will be In for a lively week. During his numerous conferences with businessmen in cities throughout the country last month, Gov. Dewey was told that taxes are a major headache. Prom those conferences, he has worked out plans for changing the tax structure, which may be announced by him tonight, .,ln his recent San Francisco speech, the GO!' nominee, discussing what government can do on the kind (Continued on Page 2) Major Gty-Wide Strike Threatens Detroit Industry DETROIT, Mich. A major city-wide strike in the Detroit area, one of the country's vital war production centers, which would affect 410,000 workers and cripple the nation's war effort, threatened today to shutdown 300 war plants. Only hope for averting the threatening shutdown before serious and irreparable damage results lay in immediate action by the War Labor Board in Washington. At a meeting last night, 800 representatives of more than 38,000 UOW-C10 maintenance workers voted unanimously to strike tomorrow morning' unless the WLB agrees to study, wage Inequalities. Notionly 410,000 workers would be Immediately forced into idleness, union, officials pointed out, but other plants would be affected indirectly hoiMi in Detroit and throughout tliePopuntry. Members of the maintenance con-struatloa and power house workers council, , tDAW-CIO, bitterly resent WLB delay, union leaders said. One high ranking UOW-CIO officer said: '1 don't think anything under heaven will keep them from walking out." Members of the union, who operate maintenance and power facilities in the major war plants in Detroit, are demanding that the WLB send a fact-finding panel to investigate wage differentials between AF of L and UAW-CIO skilled workers doing the same type of work. It was the opinion of one War Labor Board official that the National Board will not accede to the union's demands for a special panel, but may agree to hear cases now pending. The official accused the AF of L of fomenting trouble in UAW plants. "We would have had a special panel In here now and all of this trouble .would have been prevented If the AFL members of the NWLB had not joined with industry and refused our request last week. "The AFL wants us to start trouble and go into the plants and try to run 'em out," he charged. "We are not goons and we aren't going to fall for anything like that." The unionists at the meeting last night appointed a special committee which was to have left by plane for Washington to confer with George W. Taylor, vice-chairman of the WLB. The plane was grounded because of weather conditions, but it was expected that the committee would arrive in Washington later in tue JJay. Judge Frees Cooper, 3 Other in Morals Case; Warns Parents SOUTH BEND, Ind. Jackie Cooper, one-time child movie star and now a Navy V-l 2 trainee, today was acquitted of charges of contributing to the delinquency of two minor South Bend girls. tiimd ntlini rlifendniits also were found not gumy v, juvenne mcicc Albert L Doyle, who in his decision . . ........ found not guilty by juvenile referee fuse to teach their daughters the sanctitly of minds and persons." Judge Doyle said: Two TyiM of Girls "There are I wo types of girls in this world. Those who cannot be picked up by strangers and those who can. If all girls were of the former variety, cases such as this would never occur. "But. unfortunately, some parents fail or refuse to teach their ui;iiuiiih.-u ii - i daughters the sanctity of minds and (Continued on page 61 Rockville Woman, Bedfast For Year, Ends Own Life UOCKVILLK, Ind. A bedfast woman today had ended her life by tying a bathrobe cord about her neck and rolling out of bed. The wo- ! man, Mrs. Ralph Cox, was lying helpless in the same bed room with her husband who was confined to his bed with n broken hip. The husband said lie could not see what his wile was doing. A daughter, Mrs. Clifford Eastes, who had come to the Cox home, southwest of Rockville. to care for her parents, found the body. Mrs. Cox had been bedfast since about a year ago when her leg was amputated. - smcaiioii vii ..- Mounts Butlnglia and Cappella dur- ,.ll)anPsp nt a time when Allied for-jing the past 24 hours but the Yanks g WRrp lloised on the doorstep of held their ground nml smashed tue attacks in fierce fighting. Uitie-r ieriiian Hiittlen The Nazis desperately contested the Allied advance on the road to- ward linola. on the highway linking Rimini with Bologna. . n Chinese Delegation Joins Plans Drawn For Security Pact Dumbarton Oaks Parley Near End; National Force To Police World Sought irAoHivnTdK TV r The Chi- .. , -. - nese delegation at Dumbarton oaks '....l.... i.Qfnm thp Hrltish and - American delegates their plan for putting muscle into tiie new world eomiritv -nrL'anization a plan so similar to what has already been a-greed upon that the Allied represen tatives expect to wind up me conversations this week. VKllowine the first working ses sion with the Chinese yesterday, it was revealed that the Chinese plan lor pulling uuwii unhi' (Continued On Page 5) Last Kites Wednesday For Mrs. Alice Wake Jones Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Wake Jones, till, 027 South Seventh Street, will be held at the nst Funeral Home at 1::i pniJVene. day. Rev. L. ! . 11 iatc and burial will be In Uoseluwn tin iniipa ritod at her home Sun day night following an extended Illness. " Auto Repairmen to Meet Regular meeting of the Clinton Auto Repairmen and Service Station Attendants' Association will he held tonight at 7::to in the J. L. Horney-ltobcrts Uattery Shop on Mulberry Street, it was announced today. In Capital the shore patrol was called in to , hiwi' mi- hi' 'j r" iw.,..., , of Daniel J. Tobin, president of the Teamsters Union, who denied any part in the battle. Tobin Denie Part The elder Tobin. who had been reported earlier as having been struck during the fight, also issued a vehement denial of having any part in the altercation. The unidentified "personal friend" of President Roosevelt who received the punches was described by a hotel employe eye-witness as "a man a civilian who had the beat out of him. He was really knocked around and cut and bruised up in bad shape." According to an official navy spokesman. "The incident is closed as far as the Navy is concerned " He spoke following publication of Lt. Dickins news-conference version flf the fight. Mlli flfT t ll C Official (Continued on Page IJ, r- . I The Americans were ni vaiHaj;- Fitch. Deputy uiuei ui no-" -gia. 17 miles from lmola, farthest nrati0ns for Air. and Vice Admiral northward point reached. Randall Jacobs, Chief of Naval Per- Continued heavy rains swelled Bonnel. the Fiuniicino river, making it im- Details of the strategy meeting possible for the British Eighth Ar- werP not given beyond the fact that my to establish any bridgeheads or it concerned the current and antici-launch any major action on the Ad- pated all-out drive against the Japs riatic sector. , in the Far Ea3t. The prisoner toll on the Adriatic' with Nimitz and other Pacific (Cootlnuea on Page I) I Fleet Staff Officers was Admiral Raymond A. Spurance, Commander Navy Officially Qoses Probe Of Uncover Huae Secret Nazi Arsenal in Moselle Valley .. bombarded England from across the channel and ponied forth scores of riM li.'i,,', of lesser caliber. , Despite the fact that this huge gun plant had operated night and day for more than two years. non-German residents of the district did not know about it. And inside the factory there was ample evidence of the Nazi dependence on the famous SSmm cannon as an all round weapon of war. The (IS's were turned out in a 20 to one ratio over otner calibers. Major Hitler Secret This highly secret arsenal, not far from the underground Messerschiuitt factory discovered recently, covered half a dozen acres, but so strict was ihe eecreev surrounding it. that Ame rican forces are convinced that they have penetrated one of Hitler's greatest secrets in making their dis- coveiy. Discovery of the armament plant Continued on Page X) ' WITH THE t!. S. THIRD ARMY ON THE MOSELLE FRONT, France. A secret arsenal capable of supplying th artillery demands of all Na zi armies in the west was uncover ed today when American Third Army troops investigated Moselle valley territory captured from the Germans after stubborn fighting. crani mines and steel plants, both on the surface and under the ground. were unmasked to reveal the secret war cradle from which the Wehr-macht drew its strength as intensive bombing neutralized the industrial Ruhr district. lO, 12 Inch Guns Made Today, west of Thionville and just south of thc Luxembourg bor der, one of Hitler s most important j ,...l,nAU,n trim nmillirinF lllantS . o.. In .h. wo"rks the i Reich's most skilled workers, using ; a wide variety of modem machinery , Euroue. turned! out the ten and 12-inch guns which Officer-Union Brawl wAKiilvnTOW D. C. The Navy apparently has given a clean bill of health today to two young naval officers who were involved in a brawl in Washington's swank Statler Hotel the night of President Roosevelt's latest speech, during which one of them "beat up a personal friend of the President." The fight broke out a quarter of an hour after the chief executive Iliad left the grand ballroom where ! he had delivered his "first" political address of the campaign. (Question Political Ideas j It began, according to naval Lt. Randolph Dickins. Jr., after members of the AFL Teamsters Union "who seemed to be in quite a feverish state of mind" had attempted to I question his companion and himself on the r political belieia anil me on ineir political ucm-i i' reelings of naval personnel toward labor unions in the war. A nntn..n, llfllal mTlllMr V I 1 1 i !1 m , P. Duff stated lie was informed that j I

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