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THE DMLY CLINT0NIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties THE WEATHER Cloudy today, tonight, and Thursday. Occasional light rain. Warmer Thursday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 CLINTON, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 19M. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 Number 192. M t UK MET. fo) rlLUIxa U w Nation Mourns Death Of Alfred E. Smith, 'The Happy Warrior' Battle on for Driant For Key To Metz Garrison, Hrf len Push Past Ubach fo.blogne Roosevelt Calls High Command War Conference Follows Naval Conference To Plan Crushing Blows Against Japs; M'Arthur Bombers Hit Oil Dumps Complete Halt In War Work On In Detroit 50,000 Workers Strike As UAW-CIO Calls Out Maintenance Strike; War Plants Halt Vital Work DETROIT. Mich. A complete blackout of the Detroit industrial front appeared imminent today as war plants closed down In the wake of a general strike of UAW-CIO maintenance men. im loo.uoo out Veteran Marine John Mleish Home Saw Action on Guadalcanal, Tarwa ' Two US Armies Pound Foe At Metz, Aachen Twin-Pronged 1st, 3rd Army Drive Hammers At Garrisons; Hodges Army ' Cuts Past Siegfried Line SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al- ,j Clinton Officer Killed ('apt. John MelUiurne, ISO, former Tliffton Hi sti School teacher, watt Mlled in wtion Sefit. II while fighting; attaint the Gerauiiis along: the Siegfried Line, according to word received ly bis wife Mr. Martha Melbourne, Set. 27, from the I nitcd State War l-part incut, Captain MelfKHirne, in M-rvifw t-inee April, lM2, was commander of a nx haiiiwd unit of the Ninth I H vision of lt- I nited State 14 Army. His widow and two children Jo Ann, four and John , two and a half, reside at tietuetoi. n, Kr. Hin parents, Mr. and Mrs. John U'. Melftourne, re-Kirte at 1218 ttouth Third Wiwt, Union. Simplified Tax Laws Under GOP Rule; Gov. Dewey Drastic Reduction of Many Present Levies Promised In Attack on Tax System ALBAXY. N. T. Gov. Dewey resumed work on bis West Virginia speech today after promising American tax payers lltat Republican victory will mean simplification of the nation's tax laws and drastic reduction or elimination of many existing levies. The COP presidential nominee, in a 3 5-minute nation-wide radio talk last night from the Albany execu tive mansion, outlined a tax relief program ranging from a slash in per- Continued on psgfl S) n City RlVoIs Clash Itl . C T ' SCTIB8 OS t LtOUlS 4 OQUOuS isBCtl 44 Ktlfl ST. LOCLS An epochal event In baseball history opened in St. Louis today wben the city's representatives iu the American and National Leagues meet in Sportsman's Park in the first game of the 1944 World Series. Some 35,'MtO fans were to file into the park by 2 p. m. CWT., when for the first time in baseball history the two city rivuls will engage each other in the fall classic. The Browns, who have never before finished first in the American League, were considered the "hotter" team of the two but the Cards had ihe backing of the money boys. Betting oddt; of one to two favored the National League Champions U win the series, while the bookmakers offered U to 20 that the Red Birds would win the o;ening game. -"Cooler and no rain" was the forecast for this afternoon when at 2 o'clock Ziggy Sears. National League umpire working borne plate. calls "batter up." and Mort Cooper (Continues on Fags Z) ; " v 1 I Twenty-seven months In the South and Central Pacific areas with the Second Marino Division, veterans of the Guadalcanal and Tarawa landings, is the war record rolled up by Corporal John McLeish, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McLeish ,of Neb-ekcr Street, who is home on 3-day furlough. -' Cpl. McLeish wears the stars of two presidential unit cilations. one Vandegrift t LieMtenantCenera! of the Marines citations and throe battle stars, Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Gavutu. The unit citations were awarded for the landings on Guadalcanal and Tarawa, the first American offensives in the South Pacific and in the Central Pacific. Guadalcanal marked the start of the American drive through the Pacific, with U. S. forces making their first lending on Japanese territory. Going ashore on Aug. 7 with the initial assault wave. McLeish was one of the gallant band of Marin-s who bung onto this first American foothold in the Pacific. withKtanding air, land and sea attacks from the Japanese until the island was secured. Tarawa was "a little rougher" as far as the landings went, the husky Marine veteran said. Again with the initial assault forces. Cpl. McLeish went ashore with the first Marine wava . Pinned on the beach by fire from Japanese big guns as well as battling the enemy la hand-to-hand encounters the American Invasion of the inland was "a matter of tossing a coin for the first day and night. McLeish said. On the second day of tbe all-out batt le. t he M a lines were sure of eventual victory but it took four and one half days to clear out the main Japanese resistance. In a letter srritten to his parents soon after tbe Tarama landings Mc-Leibh recounted the feeling of pride all the Marines bad as Old Glory went up over the battlefield. McLeish has two mementos of this bat lie, a Japanese pistol, similar to a ,- (- 'J -uXil- nlrui anA un Continued on page 6j Clinton Township Goal in War Fund ISsSetal $6,750. County and township quotas fori National War Fund drive to be eon-, ducted thig month hare been an-' nounced by the co-chairmen. Mrs. Everett Helms of Clinton and John Pickell of Newport. The county quota is $J3.5(t with Clinton Town- ship, .750; Htlt Township. $2,-1 70(; Vermillion. (1.3S0; Eugene fl.CSa and Highland. $1,110. j A house-to-house canvass is plan- ned in Clinton for this week Mr. I j I I I j j , WASHINGTON. D. C- President Roosevelt summoned the military and naval hi eh command for a con ference at (he White House today. The Whit House strategy meet ing follows on (he heels of a con ferenee on the west coast between the navy's high-ranking admirals and both events indicate that mo mentous events are shaping up in the war to crush Japan. The White House session, however, will explore the entire global situation. The President called in Gen. George C. Marshall, army chief of staff. Admiral Ernest J. King, chief of naval operations; Gen. H. IL Arn old, chief of army air forces, and Admiral William D. Leahy, bis personal chief of staff. What may prove to be one of the most important war conferences to date took place fn San Francisco with Admiral Ernest J. King, United States fleet chief and chief of naval operations, his staff and field com manders from tbe Pacific However, recent developments in the Pacific Indicated that the Allies were mapping final plans for mighty new assaults which might carry them into the home stretch ha the war to bring tbe Pacific enemy to his knees as quickly as possible. GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR S HQ-, New Guinea. A crippling aerial blow against Japan's J.000,-000 barrel fuel and oil storage center at Balik Pa pan. Borneo, was re vealed today by Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur. Over 0 huge Liberator bombers. iterating from new bases established by the V. S. advance across Pacific waters, smashed storage installa tions and kindled huge fires at Ba lik Papas in a raid which hurled 74 tons of high explosives at the vital Jap target. Curtail Enemy Movements Referring Jo the Balik Panan storage depot as Japan's "most lucrative strategic target in tbe Pacific." Gen. MacArthur's communique add ed: 1 The destruction of this target1 curtails drastically and immediately J the enemy's capacity to wage air and naval war and to more essen tial cargo," Continue, on paare SI Shephardnville Man Hurt in Coal Fall At Victory Mine Hershell Morris. R. Staunton Ind was fatally injured and Oreste Marazana. 4R. Shephardsville, was seriously hurt in a coal fall at the Victory Mine, east of Terre Haute at noon Tuesday. The men were at work in th mine when they were pinned under the fall of top coal. Both men were rushed to the Cnion Hospital where Morris died at 7:35 p. m. Maranza was reported to have sustained a fractured vertabra and other injuries. His condition is reported as fair. Bot h mes were taken to the hospital in ambulances of P. J. Ryan and Sons Funeral Home of Terre Haute. The body of Mr. Morris waB later taken to the Miller & Son s Funeral Home in Brazil. 'duated from Gunners Mate School at Great Lakes. Hi. is now on duty somewhere in the Pacific. V.S.A. Robert L. Lowe. 17. route two. Clinton is now receiving his "boot traininr" at tbe t". S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111. C8.A. Mrs. May Donna of Fairview wae f ort u na te enou gfa to see her son . AMM 2 ' Ernest P. Donna a fern minutes at the Clinton depot recent- ly. Tbe train be was on n route from Pensacola. Fla. to Chicago stopped bere briefly, petty Officer Donna is being tranFferred from tbe Naval Air School in Pensacola to a school in Chicago for four month training in advanced aviation me- chanJca. Upward of S0.400 were idle and, army sources expressed fear that the figure would be doubled by( nightfall. The latest tabulation show-) ed 23 plants affected in the Detroit j metropolitan area. Eight plants arc completely closed. j Service Command officers were re- j ported in constant communication with tbe War Department in Wash-j ington concerning the situation. j ftiecret Weapon Work J Latest plant affected was the Hud-' on Motor Car Co.. where an on-' disclosed number of workers left their jobs. Hudson is engaged in 10 per cent war production, much of it on secret weapons. Plants shut down completely were the Briggs Manufacturing Company's 8-mile. Hamtranek. Mack. Milwaukee. Outer Drive and Vernor Ave nue plants; the Packard Motor Car Company and the Chrysler Corporation's Jefferson and Kercheval plants. Fear that the Ford Motor Company's Willow Run bbmber plant, employing 30.000. would be shut down by a strike of 302 maintenance men proved groundless when a company spokesman announced that the men were reporting back to work. DETROIT. Mich. Nearly 40,000 j workers were Idle in the Detroit ar-j ea today as a strike of maintenance sen gained nementata and hit tbe Ford Motor Company's Willow Hun bomber plant, tbe Chrysler CorK-ration's Jefferson Avenue plant, the De Soto Wyoming plant and (Coittinne-a On Pace ) tbe CHS Clubs Name Leaders for New Year at School student clubs and tbe band at Clin-j ton High sciiooi tnis wees as or-1 ganizations were formed for the school year, Mrs. Helen W. Johu-J son. principal, announced today. Bill Richardson, was elected pre sident of the C. H. S. band with Ru-j by Peck, vice-president; Laura j Smith, secretary-treasurer and Bill Cocao, reporter. Charles Antoninl was named pres-j Sdent of Math Club: Reno Foli, vice-president; Nancy Wood, secretary; Elizabeth Hain, treasurer and Wins Glenn Morgan and Miss Hazel Laugh! in. sponsors. Katberine Masely. Home Econo mics president; Thomasine Minett. vice-president; Minnie Malanie. sec retary: Virginia Brown, treasurer; Miss Eloise Clazner and Miss Gertrude Herron. sponsors. Johnnie Ferguson was chosen dramatics club president; Max Bos-arth. vice-president; Elizabeth Hain. secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Cecil Mc-Wethy, sponsor. Frank Marrelll and Charles Cun-noe. were elected consuls of the Latin Club: Marilyn Joyce and Marilyn Crawford. Scrihas; Nancy Wood, treasurer and Paul Tucker, Jene Ave and John Gavin were elected for the November committee. Ruby peck, G. A. A. president; Elizabeth Hain. vice-president; Mary Kamarata, secretary-treasurer; Miss Dorothy Hughes, sponsor. Mary Kamarata. French Club, president; Frank Marrelli, vice-president; Martha Pesavento. secretary; Bill Cogan, treasurer; Miss Florence Balaroglio. sponsor. Reno Foli. commercial club, president; Betty Davis, vice-president; J obn n ie Ferguson . secretary ; M ar-tha Pesavento. treasurer: Oliu Swin- ney. Mrs. Catherine Fougnies and Wins Mary Jane Burt, sponsors. Officers for the Latin club were elected at a meeting of the club Wednesday evening, after school. I5.KKRT Initiation services were held for Herbert Jordan. Jack Davis. John Gavin, Billy Watson. Louie Marrelli. Don Ruby. Jack Rtringfellow, Lou if Iaconetti. Jack Have. Carolyn Whit-comb. Irene Kodrirh. Mary English and Mary Evelyn Griffin. Other members present were Gene Ave. Donald James, Paul Tucker. Warilyn Crawford. Frank Vurriili. JCancy Wood. Marilyn Joyce and Bob Powell. The nxi tneeiinr of the itin Club will be held the first Tuesday Is itoveniber. :i j i Swift Red Lines Drive on Belgrade, Aim for Rail Hub Soviets 38 Miles Goal; Report Nazis Abandoning Greece, Balkans Empire moscow ine ax-rosR tlie Komanian-VuEosIa- rian lunced AS mt 0 Yif Ttomihe today to seize the rail tb center of Petrovgrad, less than 5K miles from Belgrade, severing one rsai route for Nazi fore in the Yugoslav capital. The Soviet advance smashed to within ten miles of the last rail and road escape channel fur Axis unit in Belgrade at petrovgrad. and approached within 27 miles of the vital rail junction where the Belrrade-Miifiich and Be1grade-Iiudap'St lines intersect. Soviet seizure of this rail ! n nri if .n would sever couimunica- lions between German forces in Hungary and Yugoslavia. Me levliii Swiftly Followine a day in which the So- viet High Command had reported n action of any importance ulong the Ftern front, tbe Busian thrust in- to Yugosalvia developi-d with light ning speed, jne severing oi one rau escape route from Belgrade was announced simultaneously with the word that Soviet forces had ap-prarhd to within 4 5 tnHes of B-l- gr?de from ihe northeast, capturing the town of !-)a Crvka. Other Army vuits rtmlKrf south of the Ilomanian town of j Turn ur-Sevens in a continued offeu- j sive against Nazi Alpine troops. iContlnueo oa pj;a CI that smite of these Naxi civilian eSe- ments uiigtit liae ie-n abandoned , to form underground cells and be- j come part of the CJerman fittfa col-j uma within France lor the next war. 1 a strict surveillance was instituted i i livd Expcdit ionary Force. Amerl-I can troops blasted their way againat ' artillery and small arms fire into ! the creat German fortress of Driant j at Mcti today and spilled deep into German soil north of Aachen beyond the captured town of L'bach. j German broadcasts admitted with considerable misgivings that the present forward drives by the American First and Third Armies at Aachen and Metz respectively were J preliminaries to a gieantic eoordin-i ated offensive for which huge fore-j of front-line troops and reinforce-i Tnents are being massed. iKfllefilxi-c; -mtle Attacked The age-old but modernized C-(le Kellenberg north of Aachen was nne focal point of attack, while Fort i Driant on the outskirts of Meti waa j .-mother. When these have been tak-1 n, the United State First and j Third Armies will be in position to strike telling ground blows against lie iwerful industrial and military -enters of the Rhine and Buhr al- 1-ys. Now only 31 miles from Cologne. the Americans battled steadily eastward, and on Lieut. Cen. Courtney Ho4k- First Army front north J-" ' of Aachen already were through the main defenses of the Siegfried Une. Ileduarterf Silent Headquarters of Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower issued few details of current developments other than to Indicate that the thrust was proceeding satisfactorily despite tbe obstacles of rain, mud and autumn chilL Heavily -censored battlefront dispatches and the "blackout" decreed by Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower hare iriven the impression that American 'orces now in Germany over the Belgian and Luxembourg borders and facing the Reich from tbe banks of be Moselle are fighting in a wilderness. Such is not tbe case. Gen. Hodgea" IContlnned oa Face XI Keconverion Bill ' Criticized by FDR; , See Further Action WASHINGTON. D. C. Th framework of the eovernment's re- conversion machinery was in position today. ne4-ding only the appointment f operating personnel to complete the blueprit laid down eight months ago by Bernard M. Bamch for guiding tbe nation in the transition from war to peace. In some respect the machinery differs from tbe recommendation of Rarvcfa and in these instances President Roosevelt expressed disapproval, voicing tbe hope that so-called "deficiencies' will be promptly rectified when congress reconvenes after next month's election. One of Mr. Roosevelt's major criticisms concerned provision for tbe human side of demobilization and U is understood that Barucb. world war industry board chairman, also is dissatisfied with legislative enactments to date in this field. In signing the bill expanding th powers of tbe Office of War Mobilization to cm er demobilization activities. Mr. Hoosevelt asserted that it did not deal adequately with the d"oiobi)iaiion of civilian war workers, their reemployment in peacetime pursuits and appropriate cn-empJoytnenl benefits during the transitional period. Uaruch report had placing the problem recommended in the hands of an administrator with full and fina! authority" so the greatest administrative flexibility could be aeh-ievd. Will Clayton, who has been err-ine as surj'Iu WT I'operty admin- istrator at the direction of Mr. Roosevelt pending completion of leg-i4aiion. alreadv has voiced bis dis- approval oi tn new i-p ana bjw announced his resignation. si? NEW YORK. N. Y. Alfred E. Smith, former New York governor, ex-Democratic presidential candidate and wearer of the famous "Brown Derby." died today a t the Rockefeller Institute Hospital live months to the day after the death of bis wife. Catherine. The "Happy Warrior the nickname was given him by President Roosevelt was 7. The immedi-4 Continued on Page 21 Tanks Back Fifth Army Advance On Key Bologaa Hub Armored Forces Aid Yank Infantry in March North; Airmen Aid Land Drives WITH THE C S. FIFTH ABMY IN ITALY. Supported by tanks. ground troops of the American Fifth Army today accelerated their drive along route the road to Bo logna scoring significant gains on this vital sector. The use of tanks 3n recent capture of Monghidoro. an important UflDlWU - that armor is scheduled to play an important, part In the final assault upon that city. Orermaits Falling Bv t Some softening of German resistance along route 5 was reported under heavy pressure from Allied artillery, air forces and ground troops. Infantrymen praised tank crews for the manner in which they cleared Monghidoro literally blasting the Nazis from strong points in the town. For the seond straight day, clear skies have brought the air force into action. I Conttnnwi oo page I) Vole Imegitralion Urged By OcU 5; Clerk Gives Rides Regulations for the registration uf voters for the Nov. 7 election were outlined today by Carl R. BicgK. clerk of the Vermillion Circuit Court. With only five more days remaining until the registration deadline Oct.. all voters who have not yet complied with the r-giKtration rulen are urged to do so immediately in order that they may be eligible to cant their ballot in November. Mr. liigge' sta lenient said: ' E vary f erson who w i 11 be 2 1 years of aee on or before Nov. 7. 1144. who is a citizen of tbe l'nitd Kt,ate, and who. if lie continues to reside in the ward or precinct until Election Iay, will have resided in tbe State of Indiana for the period of six months, in tbe County for Ct' days, and in the precinct for 8 days before election day. is entitled to be registered in such precinct. and since the regiEtration period endB Oct. . 1S44. aU oters -who have not registered or who not j transferred if they hav moved into antntipp nrwinM ctimilH rid ma si once and without aDy further delay, j "Any voter whose name has been changed should fill out a card for a ehanEe oJ name showing tbe name under which the voter is registered and his or her name as it now is and stating the reason for the churse of name. All voters feiiing to Tote by ab- nnte ballots must be registered the wnne manner as all other voters are reguireu to be regiEtered." neims aniKJUuceQ. cnairmea ana; . - n . T workers will be announced later. Midler SfriKf Btrd To Snow Hill Local sss led off thin Meet in Hotel Thursday year's drive m-ith a contribution of Organization riirt'RPntaliveE who f8. Tbfy :ave twice to tbe War make up the SoldiT Service Board Tund drive tast rear and a pfner-l will nutlet at 7:3 p. si. Ttiurnday in oub check to tije Red Cross laBt i the cluh room of the Clinton Hotel. Bjriu. totaling 1 325 in eontribu-j it was announced today, tions for the year. Thus waa niadfj The mic waB orieinally sched-poasible by even' aan giviug tc ' ul-d for t he Commercial Club roomE each three tnomlte. i but cxinfjicl iuc schedules caused tiie (Continued On Page Si chaiiBe. it at Baid. NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The dintonian welcomes any news of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column. PHONE 32 Moselle XaMcy Yanks Clip daws Of Potential Nazi 5th Column for War 3 ON THE MOKKLLK FRONT. lalF and whole lalor front aeiupR. Hundreds of Oei-man civilians trans- Keeping in mind the poKHihility on ali German tamilies of long or' The legislation setting op tbe sorption residence in the Moselle re-J j.lus war property administration al-iou, so drew the President s criticism. It Hitler Influent Heavy provided for creation of a three-man Hitler s finser beeomee startling-, snr;lus property board whereas the planted in reeious west of tbe Mo-! selie under Hitlers plan for rapid Oernianirmg of Alsace - torraine tli rough trusted Naxi f am i t ies a re being rounded up daily by the Third Army. Working in close harmony with r,MW11 rwiVT wraailaliv. American military "unities are ruppiaa im- j s "UU1" runa me AJiiea lines vy lmmvvmz- ;vaJL1 jLisiv Nmjti I wit- Hintd Lieut. Gen. George t?. Pat ton's September advance was so rapid ' Cadet Robert E. Mack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Mack of Hillsdale. , route one. has reported at Carlsbad, N. M.. Army Air Field, where be will receive advanced flight train ing in high-level bom bard iering and navigation. r.s.A . Tech.-Sgt. Frank O- Howard, son of Mrs. Josie Howard, route one. was recently awarded the Bronze Srar Medal, one of the army's newest am'ards and often called the jun- ior Legion of Merit. Tbe citation , read. "For distincuished and meri- j torious sen ice in direct support of i military operations acainst the ene- j civ. T Bgt. Howard is stationed at f Ninth Air Force Bomber Base in ! France. F.S.A. ; ly apparent in the rieh mining si rip ru n n i jj c n ort it west ol 31 t z, j Tl. ionvile to Luxembourg. Tour Jeep crosses bold red and mhiie barriers denoting the frontiers of the Keith. as laid down by Hitler in 14 back into France as fast as the Am- rican Third Army advances, you might a wei le driving into Gr- man cammun.iies around and CocUnuefi oa Pa fj. i that a Uxee fraction of the trans-j you enter this region. Although vi-planted German coliauation groups ! ola ted territory automatca!y slij were left behind by the fiee-.ns Wehrmacht, In tiie pction left te- hind th'-re w-r 4nfr- units and ' component parts nf the Nazi jwrty. ; including Naxi administrative ctfici-j Mrs. Madonna Wright of South -C.F.A T'onnh street has received word that ' Robert H. Bumgardner S 1 'c. ltus-1 t husband. Seaman First Class band of Mrs. Hewer Bumgardner of Marion L- Wright who recently gra-i (Continued on Pae 2) J

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