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THE DIILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties Mailed In Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHEB Partly cloudy and warm today, tonight and Friday. Volume 32 Number 193. CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1944. Price Three Cents. fo) IW AM LTQU mm UJ mm 1 BIG OR SMALL, THEY FALL Japanese Dead In U.S. Conquest of Palau Set Over 10,000 Mark Yanks Take Corner of Fort Driant From Nazis Airmen Bomb Railway WITH THE U. S. THIRD ARMY Greek Patriots Aid Invaders, Seize Airfields ) Paratroops Spearhead 2nd alkan Thrust as Greek Liberation Near; Athens -Airfields In British Hands IiOIK), England. The Oer- , mans are evacuating Athens, cap- ; Ital of Greece, the Ankara radio reported tonight. "The Germans are evaluating Athens ami the Peloponnewus," . tlio broadcast declainxl. "They are British Score New Offensive Against Arnliem New American Thrust At Siegfried Line Reported s By Nazis; Dempsey Force Gains Mile On Arnhem WTH THK AMKKICAN FIRST 'ARMY IN (iEKSIANV. Fiivt Army tanks today raptured the (jerman Itmn of lfc-ggemlorf and forward rienu-nts of the blading force are four miles Into tlw Relrh; havlnfc pe-netrftteil tlie''sac-ml (toll" beyond eaptitt-eVI' fhacli. Infantry' onnrating in the aiva report tJre heaviest 'artillery" fire hic ttm Normandy lin'fiktjrt-otigli, buV tli Wiemy jguna are not lw-lleved too numerous, although us hifi up ammunition a-s rallIiy as the' cannon can be loaded. 1 1 Jap Sea Lines Under US Sea, Air Assaults Subs Down 11 More Jap Supply Vessels as 14th A AT Hits at Shipping; 4 US China Bases Lost WASHINGTON, D. C. United States submarines, continuing a vigorous offensive against Japan's long Pacific supply lines, have sunk 11 additional Japanese ships, including three war vessels, the Navy announced todayi'j' i' ' 9ilb ToFTJrt T7S The sinking Increased to 772 the total number, of Japanese ships destroyed' by "American submarines since ; the beginning of the war. About 400 other Jau&iiese ships havg been damaged by submarine attack, Navy records show, : i ' ; 'The' three war vessels Included in the latest submarine bag were a de-stroyer,: a sea plane tender, and an escort vesfeol. , y '' ' Also Bunk were five .freighters, a cargo transport, a tanker, and cable Bhlp, the latter vessel employed in j laying or repairing underwater. f ?V' ; ; hS . Mi tj i t i " ; ilcr' v. .:. . v i meeting with groat difficulty .v- J ing to blown up bridges and torn ir up or blocked road." ( t p'f There was no' Immediate-, con-l ' ! BIGGEST NAZI captured by the Allies In Europe thus far Is this German, Jacob Nackcn, 7-foot 3-inch member of the Calais, France, gun crew captured by Canadians. Nacken, once an exhibit at an American world fair, talks to a correspondent above. (International) cable. Airmen Sink 00 Craft At his news conference. Secretary of War Stimson reported that the 14th Air Force, stationed in China, had sunk three Jap ships of 6,000 to 15,000 tons each, and 57 smaller craft In a single week. Activity of this air force also resulted In destruction of 14 enemy planes and probably nine others, Stimson reported. Thus, the War Secretary pointed out, the 14th Air Force has. contin ued Its devastating blowB against Japan, despite the recent successes Political Campaigns on in Full ! Swing; FDR Plans Address Tonight of the enemy in China. crippled production in 21 others. Destroy Tanrhuk Base ended today when representatives of He admitted that the latest Jap- the strikers voted to return to work anese advance In southeast China immediately. had caused the air force to destroy i The maintenance' men headed the its base at Tanchuk, and that pre- back-to-work plea of Waiter Reuth-vlously, three other bases had been er, International UAW-CIO vice-pres-abandoned. j idont, who flew to Detroit from At- Recent Japanese successes In lantlc . City In an army bomber In China threatened today to disrupt an effort to end the unauthorized the flow of supplies to the famous walkout. United States 14th Air Force In thelso.OOO Workers Idle urination or rue mi'Kisu report from any Allied source. . . ROME, Italy, -r- Aided substantially by Greek Patriots who gave them an uproarious welcome, Allle4 invasion forces have landed In strength on the Peloponnesus area of Creece, liberating the port of Pa-tras and islands in the vicinity to isolate the German garrison still con" trolling Crete. Announcement of the new thrust the second Allied invasion of the Balkans in less than a month was made by Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, Allied commander in chief In the Mediterranean. .-. I'aratiDoiw Spearhead Invasion Spearheaded by parachutists dropped from Dakota transport planes in broad daylight, the Americans and British then streamed ashore from barges. Kythera and other IslandB off the southern tip of the Peloponnesus were taken at the same time. SpitrireH I'se Airframes 'J" An official announcement disclosed that Royal Air Force Spltflrea already are operating from Greek airfields captured by paratroopers. ' It was revealed that in the last two weekB of a preparational seftah-ing-up air offensive, 1,100 bombers (Continued on page 7) m . i Full Probe Into i lf,lvv TTriirttl Rraw IldVy-UIIIOlI Begins in Senate ! WASHINGTON, D. C. Th Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee began a full investigation today of the "Battle of the Statler" during which members of the AFL Teamsters Union clashed with two Naval officers after they refused to divulge their political beliefs. Sen. Theodore F, Green (D) R. I.. announced that the probe already Is under way, and that committee In vestigators have begun an examination of witnesses to the fight. Green declared that his committee will "make a careful investigation of the facts surrounding the al- ' Jeged controversy". Neither Green, nor his committer .investigation! disclosed whether Lt. Handolnh Dicklns. Jr.. and Lt. ' -Coin dr. James H. Suddeth, were f among the witnesses questioned today, 'The two young orticers nave iuen-( ed 1 themselves as tne navai oi- ficers' involved in the fight, which ' i PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. The death toil among Japanese troops In the embattled Palau Islands was set at 10,987 today following a Pacific fleet lieadquarterB communique re vealing the latest official count of enemy dead In the strategic archipe lago 500 miles euBt of the Philip pines. lieadquarterB said that a total of 9,878 Japs fell on Pelcllu and 1,109 on Angatir Island, six miles to the south. American forces have virtually completed mopping up opera tions on both islands but headquart ers revealed lhat Isolated remnants of enemy troops are still resisting in caves and other hideouts and patrol activity continues. Headquarters also revealed con tinued widespread aerial strikes a- galnst Japanese shipping and defense Installations from the far northern Kurilin to the Marshalls In the Central Pacific. ; GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR'S HQ., Now Guinea. Widespread aerial attacks on Jap shipping In the Southwest Pacific area sank or heav-(Contlnurfl On race 8) Detroit War Work Resumed as CIO Votes Strike Halt High CIO Officials Join Meeting to End Walkout; Hear Wage Report Oct. 16 DETROIT, Mich. A paralyzing, fast-spreading strike of UAW-CIO maintenance workers which bad shut down seven Detroit war .plants and More than 50,000 workers were plunged Into Idleness as a result of the Droduction tie -un. Manv of the strikers, union leaders said, would return to the plants Immediately, while others will report on their next scheduled shift. Set Oct. 16 Session The maintenance employes, members of the maintenance, construction and powerhouse council, UAW-CIO, voted almost unanimously to end the walkout. They set Oct. 16 as the date for another session, at which they will hear a report from a committee which will be sent to Washington to confer with the War Labor Board on the wage dispute, cause of the strike. The committee will attempt to per suade the WLD to appoint a fact finding panel to come to Detroit 'to hear the case on its merits. The un ion wants the WLB to adjust wage differentials between CIO mainten ance men and AFL and among the CIO ranks. Mnhi Dixlge Plant Closed Two hours before it was decided to end the strike, it was necessary to close both the Dodge main plant and the Continental Motor Company when maintenance men failed to re port. The workers met last night to dis cuss the WLB's refusal to act until the strikers returned to their jobs, but the meeting ended in disorder. (Continued on page S Wickard on Tour Of Farm States, Indiana on List WASHINGTON. D. C. Secretary of Agriculture Wickard today took off on a month-long political cam paign speaking tour seeking farm support for President Roosevelt's fourth term drive in ten midwest- ern states and Pennsylvania. Wickard labels his junket as "a-bout 50 per cent political." Some of his speeches will be to farm organizations, civic and government organizations. He predicted in an interview that "farmers aren't going to vote Republican in any greater percentage than in the past," and maintained that farm voters will swing to the Democratic ticket "when they stop to think what has been done for them" by the New Deal administration. The secretary's first speech, which he points out will not be political, j to be made tomorrow in Napoleon. Ohio, at a Rural Electrification Administration meeting. From there he swings over to Indiana. Kentucky, Missouri. Oklahoma. Kansas. Illinois. Iowa. Wisconsin. Minnesota and then back to Pennsylvania. i! be as to. IN FRANCE. American assai' , forces at dawn today retook northeast corner of Fort Dr'-miles from the city of M' jj- The Yanks clung ' 0 northwest and f' throughout the JA W nrst ngiit or j tack to break N Jj&gf $P 'he northeast cornet y had been forced to re. jj earlier. Smash 1 1 envy Conn ttaek Nine miles northeast of Nancy other forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton. Jr., smashed a heavy German counter-attack made by Nazi Infantry and armored forces. Local German counter-thrusts 20 miles due east of Nancy also were repulsed. Throughout yesterday American bombers struck hard at Nazi rail traffic behind the Siegfried Line In an effort to smash German attempts to strengthen their positions by moving up additional defense works and supplies, Smash. Kails i.3 Times Railway lines were cut at 22 places. The Allied airmen hit 25 locomo tives and 173 freight cars. Mobs of forced labor were being employed by the Germans in fever-; ish efforts to make repairs and erect defenses, according to reconnais-ance reports. The Yanks assaulting Brlant demonstrated throughout yesterday that (Continued on page 8) Swift Red Columns In Mile-an-Hour Drive on Belgrade Peasants Aid Red Troops Driving Into Yugoslavia; Strike Across Pole River MOSCOW, Russia. Soviet troops slashing more than 26 miles across Yugoslav territory in 24 lioura overran the town of Banatska Kralje- viceo to sweep within IS '-miles 6r the capital city of Belgrade today. A Soviet high command eommun ique revealed that Russian forces had joined hands with Yugoslav partisans uuitB as the Red army drive to liberate the Yugoslav capital drove across open terrain with lightning speed. YugONluvH Aid Reds Yugoslav peasants, acting on their own initiative, repaired bridges demolished by retreating Nazi forces to facilitate the advance of Soviet and Partisan troops. The fate of Belgrade appeared to be sealed as Soviet troops speeding from the north and northeast closed on the capital while Partisan units ol Marshal Tito made steady progresr toward Belgrade from the south and we'st. Crosn Polish River In Poland, the Soviet midnight communique said. Red army assault teams had struck west of Lomza cifcssing the heavily defended Narew xi'er, 16 miles south of the East Prussian border. , -This--reconnaissance In force de-s toyed Nasi resistance points and conducted demolition' work in German defenses before retiring across the Narew again. Approaching the Lithuanian bor-tContlnnwi on page 8) Move to Cancel Doubled Security Tax Is Opposed WASHINGTON. D. C. The proposal of Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R) Mich., to cancel a scheduled doubling of social security pay-roll taxes Jan. 1 was exported today to touch off a lively battle when congress convenes Nov. 14. The Issue may precipitate conflict between congress and President Roosevelt, who has backed the vigorous opposition of the Social Security Board to postponement of the increase. Mr. Roosevelt stated his attitude in plain words when he vetoed the tax bill early this year, and the President's declaration that postponement cost the treasury revenue provoked one of the sharpest of the protests of Democratic Senate Leader Bark ley. Unless congress acts, the present pay-roll tax for old age annuities will increase from one to two per cent each on employer and employee on Jan. 1. The tax. which was scheduled in a revision of the law six years ago, is designed to increase the reserve fund needed for future payment of annuities. Vandenberg proposed "freezing" of pay-roll taxes because the reserve fund already is above the amount required by law. ; .' I ' itif of to T. on be to an Ky. two of ALBANY, N. Y. Governor Dewey today awaited President Roosevelt's second campaign speech before putting the finishing touches to the talk he will deliver at Charleston, West Virginia, on Saturday night. The Republican presidential nominee still, has an extensive program to place before the voter, but he is prepared to turn his Charleston speech into another personal attack upon the President's record if the latter gives a radio talk tonight in the same vein as his Initial campaign speech. Business, Tariff Program. ' . Gov. Dewey already has outlined his views on permanent world peace, labor, social security and taxes and he fs anxious to proceed with an outline of his progra'm with respect to small business, tariffs and similar He still lias about a dozen speech-. before him, however, and there es will be time for later enunciation of his "constructive" plans if the tone of the Roosevelt talk tonight forces him into a further "slugging match" wilh the President. Win Mine Votes Republican leaders are counting heavily upon the West Virginia tCootinuAo on oma It One of Montezuma TwinS ; -Succumbs at Hospital i i Funeral services for Jerry Earl Hill, one of the four-day-old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hill, route ono, Montezuma, were held at the Oakland cemetery, Montezuma, at 2 p. m. today. The twins. Jerry Earl, four pounds and 13 ounces and Joseph Merle, three pounds and 12 ounces, were born at the Vermillion County Hospital Saturday. Jerry Earl died at the hospital at 3 p. m. Wednesday. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home until time of funeral services. i SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al lied Expeditionary Fdrce." A one-mite gain by British trbops which have opened a new offensive against Arnhem in Holland was announced by Gen. Dwight D. Einsenhower's headquarters today, coincident with German reports of a new thrust through the Siegfried Line by Ame rican forces in the area of Palenberg. Hard fighting fs under way south of Arnhem, headquarters said. Clear Antwerp Area of Foe North of Antwerp, the Canadian Army operating on an eight mile arc has cleared the Germans out of their positions. Nazi troops have been pushed from the east hank of the Scheldt river as far as Illo and have nearly reached the Dutch frontier at Putte. Northwest of Antwerp, the Canadians reached Fort de Brasschette, while at Bararle-NaBsau they regained ground lost yesterday and have advanced farther. The German salient In the Turn-hout area has been eliminated, headquarters said, and no enemy troops now are south or the line from Turnhout to Brest. British troops in Holland reached the town of Vootr three miles south east of Tllburg. . (Continued on page 7) Newport Twins Home From Overseas Duty With Air Medical Unit NEWPORT. Home again after a year In England the two red haired Pearman twins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pearman of Newport, have- n-t -changed a bit". The two boys rp(urned to New York Wednesday morning after spending several days with their parents. The boys. Sergeants Ora and Lora Pearman have each completed 49 mission to France in a hospital ship where they act as medical specialists to care for the wonded being evacuated from the front lines. Both lads participated in the D-Day invasion. Living in Newport since the age of seven, the twins graduated from Newport" High School w(th tM J of 1940. They were inducted , into I the Arm; y All4 Corn Abbiflrgwd festfi ago. first being sent to Camp Grant III., for their uaining. Fireml llite they were .transferred to Bowman Field. Texas, and. then to an embarkation port In New York. . , ... They left for overseas duty in July of 1943. Even though they are home, the two twins are not on a furlough but still remain on duty. Their plane made a special mission to the states and they were allowed a few days with their parents. Another son. Seaman Second Class Fern Pearman, is Bomewhere In the Atlantic according to his parents. atlop to reducing the grade onNew-port hill in order to pass through the county seat. It was to avoid this hill that the tentative routing was put west of the- town. On Chicago Route No indication was given as to when construction on the road will start, but the commissioners did explain that the Intention is to route the present U. S. 41 traffic over the new road, which will form part of a direct route to Chicago and south through Terre Haute. Four Army sergeants were guests at the meeting: Sgts. Loren and Ora Pearman, just returned from 15 months overseas with the air evacuation corps, Sgt. Thomas Moore, with the tank destroyer corps and Sgt. Milton Crooks, the latter two stationed in this country. Name Committee Omar McMasters was named to represent the club on the Wabaeh Continued on Page I) j occurred on tne evening or sepi. 23. after they had refused to answer - " WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt goes on the air at 10 p. m. EWT tonight to deliver the second "political" speech of his campaign for a fourth term. Speaking over two national networks CBS and MBS the President will address some 125,000 Democratic rallies throughout the nation. j "Get-Out-tlie-Vote" Tonight's address was billed only as a "get-out-the-vote" speech and there was no indication as to what subjects the President will touch upon. Mr. Roosevelt's talk will be made on an half hour program during which Robert E. Hannegan, Democratic national chairman and other party leaders will speak from Wash- ington and New York. commander-in-chief 12 days ago to speak as a candidate to the AFL's Teamsters Union in Washington and attacked the Republican party for Its "Hitler" tactics and "falsehoods." which led to a fighting reply by GOP standard-bearer Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. Free for Match Dewey forces were plainly prepar-(Continued on Page 2) County-Wide Navy Day Observance Planned Oct. 27 Preliminary plans for a county-wide observance or Navy Day. Oct. 27, were launched last night at a meeting called by County Navy Day Chairman. T. L. McDonald. Although still in the tentative stage, the day's observance will probably Include a parade and pro gram at the Clinton Htgn :cnooi Gymnasium with a speaker from the Naval Training Station at Great Lakes. III. Local men home on furlough will honored guests of the day, It was decided. Further progress will be made Monday night when another meeting will be hfld with representatives from each local organization as well delegates from Newport. Cayuga, and other county towns present. Attending the initial meeting last night were Nick Karanovich. Ex change Club: Mr. McDonald and Ray Gllfoy, Half Century Club; James Sutton and Leon Woody. Commercial Club; Dow Mitchell and Patsy Ruat- Lions Club; Lawrence Horney, Auto Repairmen and Service Station Association; Floyd Guinn. Moose Lodge; and George Walthall, Amer ican Legion. Full cooperation from the New port Lions Club was promised by men from that organization in the Navy Day celebration. Representa tives from the county seat will at tend Monday night's meeting. Lee Hain. commander of the American Legion, was appointed to secure a Navy speaker for the day while Mr. Sutton. Mr. Gilfoy and Mr. Mitchell werp named to contact churches and local organizations for complete representation in the next meeting. rui caBi. Double: Supply Distances ! , I This possibility was emphasized by an air forces spokesman wjio pointed out that the loss of strategic bases in the Japanese drive would I Continued on Pace t) GOP Assemblymen Meet Candidates In State Parleys INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Republican nominees met with present G. O. P. members of the Indiana General Assembly in a state conference to highlight the party's political activities yesterday while Governor Henry F. Schrlcker. Democratic nominee for United States Senator, and Samuel D. Jackson, Democratic gubernatorial nominee, spoke on behalf tpf .their, party last night. A resolution pledging continuation of "our crusade for better and more effectfve, and economical .. govern ment'-' and qppoBitlon to "further en- croaqhment .of federal government Into the affairs of the state of Indiana" , was, adopted by a. Republican conference ..called by John H. h&u-er, a.. O. T. state chairman, In Indianapolis. The resolution also enumerated some of the accomplishments of the 1941 and 1943 sessions of the legislature, in which Republicans held majorities. Governor Schricker. In a speech at a Grant County Democratic rally at Marion, pledged his aid to speed reconversion and promote maximum employment of labor and profitable Income of agricultural interests. Senator Jackson, Democratic nominee for governor, in a speech at Seymour, declared that full employment at fair wages was a condition which "must be met to assure a demand for all our farm production on a sound, permanent basis." Republican nominees also continued speechmaking throughout the state iast night. Homer E. Capehart, GOP nominee for United States senator, asserted at Tell City that "the New Deal has developed a sudden love for the farmers a few weeks before election day." He cited removal of restrictions on the purchase of farm machinery. Mrs. Fern Norris. Republican nominee for reporter of Supreme and Appellate Courts, told an Andrews ( audience that the final outcome of the election next month "rests upon the shoulders of American women." At Fort Wayne. Attorney General James A. Emmert charged that the New Deal counted on a "fictitious swollen war income" to ktp President Roosevelt in office. i is State Highway Commission May Route New Highway Through Newport teamsters questions on now uii-y were going to vote in the presidential elections, and had been accused being "disloyal" to the Navy and their "Commander-in-Chief . Likewise, It was not immediately disclosed whether the committee Investigators had questioned any members of the Teamsters Union. ; Chiff Committee Counsel Robert Murphy said Sen. Green would clear with the Navy Department" whether the two Navy officers can made available to testify. Murphy said two Investigators, Harold Fhirkles and Geqrge Scillito. wer talking to witnesses too ay at undisclosed" place. The chief counsel said names of the unionists fought with the Navy officers were not available as the inquiry opened. Murphy termed the probe "prelim inary" and said the Initial task was obtain facts about the incident to determine how extensively the com mittee should go into It. Harry R. Blanford, Edgar County Farmer, Succumbs Harry R. Blanford. fil, a farmer southwest of Blanford In Edgar County. 111., died at a Paris. III. hospital at l't:2 a. m. today, following extended illness. He is survived by the widow, Clara: two sons. Paul. Covington and Howard. Officers Candidate School. Camp Barkely, Texas and grandchildren, Paula Jane and Gene. The bodv was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending completion funeral arrangements. NEWPORT. There Is reason to believe that the proposed new concrete road running north through Vermillion County along somewhat the present route of State Road No. 63 may not by-pass Newport after all, members of a Lions Club committee reported Monday night dur ing the regular club meeting after an audience with members of the State Hihgway Commission. As tentatively laid oot, the road would pass west of Newport along what is known as Happy Hollow and would by-pass this town, which has long been the only county seat in Indiana not on a concrete road. It would follow an entirely new route until it joined up with the present road at Army Ford on Big Vermillion. May Reduce Hill Grade After discussing the matter fully with the Newport men. V. N. Asbury j reported that the commission was favorably disposed to give consider- j

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