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THE DAILY CIJNTQMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties THE WEATHZX Fair today, tonight and Saturday. Cooler tonight and Saturday. Mailed la Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, FBIDAV, OCTOBER 6, 1914. Volume U Number 191. m mim in ,o.rn i 1 "SLEEP CHUM, I'M HERE' r ' .r v American, Nazi Tanks at Grips On Ubach Plain, InfantrEdges Mile in Face of Heavi Fire British Driver. k Engulfs Greek Port of Rion Fortified Pert in Lower Greek Peninsula Captured New Landings Strike At Albanian Coastal Forts ,1, , v v Tr'& ! American, Nazi Forces Deadlocke In Fourth Day of Fort Driant Battle . my n p t Dewey Readies Challenge To F.D.R. Issues GOP Nominee's Charleston Speech May Answer FDB Soldier Vote, Communist, Discharge Campaign Point ALBANY. N. Y. Gov. Dewey leaves Albany today for a Saturday night speech at Charleston, W. Va.. . In which he may challenge the three major points raised by President Koosevct in his radio talk last night. The Republican presidential nom-tnee worked on his Charleston speech at die executive mansion whiie tbo President woke and observers expect he will weave into his Vest Virginia talk some reference U Mr. Roosevelt's discussion of state soldier vote laws. Communist campaign activities and discharge of members of the armed forces after the war. May Take Sharp Issue . Cov. Pewey may take issue with the Presidents flat denial of any administration plan to keep men in the Army when peaces comes; bis attack upon alleged attempts in some states to make it difficult for servicemen to vote, and his blast at Republican charges that CommuniBts are actively supporting the Roosevelt-Truman ticket. Relentless Soviet Drive Crushes Nazi Lines lo Belgrade Seize Bail Center Eight Miles from Capital City; Thrust Up Tisa Valley 7A EXHAUSTED by days of battle, an LIHRUSitu "" . t ' MOSCOW. Russia. Soviet for- ces slashing through Nazi defenses for gains of more than K -!' hollow back of trie irom im i - - , BtrilCng picture of a warrior In repose was made by a combat photographer participating In the Invasion. He found a acraggly mack dot- standing guard over the Yankee'. Bandy eoiv. The dog came over" from the Japs soon after the Invaders hit Oie beach. Thla ta an official United States Coast Guard photo. (IntettaUonal) WITH THE U. S. THIRD ARMY IN FRANCE. The battle for Fort Driant, on the Meti front, raged with new fnrv today as. German arm ored and infantry forces launched a heavy attack agaiasfl ' jmerlcan Third Army assault Units sej.king to crush the1 last NazlTesislanct in the fort. II . ,Jlixl:l At 7:15 a. m. the Germans open ed their heavy counter-assault a- round the northwest corner of the fori, precipitating a fterce engage-ment.- The situation around the besieged steel and concrete fort where the Nazis continue to resist from underground tunnels had remained, unchanged during the night. The German counter-attack was foreshadowed last night when whole salvoes from adjacent forts began raining into American-held portions of Driant. Jt was estimated that between 6:10 p. m. In the evening and dawn today shells that 600 to 700 rounds 01 were hurled at the Yanks. The Nazi bid to oust the warriors commanded by Lieut. Gen. George 8. Patton, Jr., met stern resistance from the American troops. Fighting flared furiously and still raged at mid-morning. American guns also barked back throughout the night and resulted in one of the hottest artillery duels fought on this front. In one area held by the Third Army some heavy caliber shells fell from a mystery gun believed to be a railway rifle. In addition to counter-attacking at Driant Ihe Germans are showing similar tendencies o r preparations for counter-thrusts on other parts of the front, particularly In tne sauein in miiea .ast of Nancv where they are reported busy as bees strengthening defense positions and digging new ones. The defenses include tanks emplaced on ridges. The Parroy Forest meanwhile was ni.o.llnllv cleaned ou t. The Ameri cans hold all but the northeast edge after sweeping Into the woods from ihe south. Thin corresuondent went up out side of Fort Driant yesterday afternoon to witness the deadlock of the American attackers and German de- I Continued on page I) John Snowherry Killed in Illinois Mine Accident John Snowberry. Sleelevllle. Ill , former resident of Clinton, was killed Thursday at Ihe Southwest Steel Company Mine at Sleelevllle. He was killed when a steel cable struck his chest. ' Snowberry has been tn Illnois for the past 10 years since leaving Clinton. I(e Is survived by the widow, Dell-va; one son, Leonard, V- Navy; four daughters, Mrs. James Russell, Gary. Ind.; Mrs. Conrad Kile. Clin ton; Miss Dorothy Snowberry, Clln-,,,, and Mrs. Oliver Vllaiiieiul, Clin ton; several nelces and nephews and several grandchildren. Funerul arrangements have not been completed. American Marine Bleeps In a Bandy ,.. i h. Palnns. This See Gen. Marshall's Flight to Paris As Signal for Final Blow PARIS, France. In a flight of ni is hours. 46 minutes flying time from Washington, a party of high-ranking American military ano civilian authorities led by Gen. r r Marshall, chief of army staff, arrived in Paris today for a tour of Installations along tne wes- ...... frnnt Their flight Inaugurated regular air passenger service Between me United States and France. LONDON, England. Speculation filled military quarters In Lon-j jv nvor the Dossibility that Gen. George C. Marshall's flight to Paris to confer with uen. uwigni u. Elsenhower means that plans for the final assault against Germany will be mapped at once. Th. -ro.oiicn of War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnes led to the : belief that the supply prouiem iuj have necessitated the meeting. ' Informed sources saw in the meet-'1,. a hint that a verdict will be (Continued on page 3) Veterans Advisory Board Organized; Ilain is Chairman Lee Haln was named chairman of the Clinton Veterans Advisory Board last night as Ihe board to aid In the I postwar problems ana re-aojummfm ;of the returning servicemen was or ganized. Louis Lemsira waB named vice-chairman wllh Mrs. Wakefield Ger-rish named secretary-treasurer. Both .Mr. Haiu and Mr. Lemstra are active In the American Legion, with .Mr. Hain commander of Ihe Clinton post and Mr. Lemstra, commander of the Sixth District. Two officers from the stale selective son ice board. Major Springer and Captain Walker, spoke briefly, outlining the need for such an or-ganizallon in Hie community and explaining Us (1 11 1 lis. A second meeting will he held in the near future wllh representatives from each church and civic organization in attend in order lo further plans for the veteran board. Mrs. J. II. Bogart, Pioneer Clinton Resident, Is Dead Prominent Local Woman Dies at Union Hospital; Widow of Noted Doctor Clinton loday mourned the death of Mrs. Melissa A. Bogart, 92, mem ber of one of the community s Oldest and most prominent pioneer families. Mrs. Bogart,. the widow of the late Dr. John H. Bogart, died at 8:10 a. in. today in the Union Hospital- at Terre Haute as the result of Injuries sustained In a fall it her home, 4 32 South Fifth Street, earlier this week. The daughter of Aqullla and Naomi Wright Nebeker, prominent in early Clinton and Vermillion Coun-iv iilstorv. Mrs. Bogart was born June 30. 1852 011 a farm three miles north of Clinton. The family moved to Clinton lz years later and the young Melissa Nebeker attended the high school in Clinton. Interested in the study of music, she attended Oherlin College in Oberlin, Ohio for two years before her marriage in 1872 at the age of twenty. (Continued 011 page 4) City, County School Heads Attend Regional Meeting Karl C. Boyd, Clinton Cily School Superintendent and Fred Hayes, Counly School Superintendent, attended the rogional meeting of school administrators, held Thursday, Oct. 6, at Crawfordsville, f rid., it was reported today. County, cily and town superintendents: high school principals and newspaper editors of 14 counties attended the meeting of the third region. Six regional meetings wort held throughout the state with. Proviso Ions of the G. I. Law, Vocation Rehabilitation. School Bus Transportation. Slate-wide Testing Program in Spelling, Possibilities of School Owned F-M (frequency modulation ) Radio Stations and Distribution of Material by the War Department, among the topics, discussed. 1 1 i Siegfried Line fi Decisive Armored Battle Rages at Ubach ; Herbach Troops Gain Mile; Canada Troops Gain in Holland SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expetionary Force. Through a blazing hail of German artillery and mortar fire rained from strong- ly-entrenched Po"- .AftH9 "L ""l retlciZ nenu mile today. nwleht u.iiciai " I , " D. fcisnnove. " a, of nouncej the newest d ,.c,vU, - - tor of Cbach arm. .red nR.and ...... ", " ",;,. hera of the village of Beggendorl where they came under terrific artillery and anti-tank fire. lxse true uai liei 10111 u.cF- - Americans were ft J"' kilometer (.62 of a mile out pf Iwo-and-half "iomr. .erday in one sect or of '"; but retook a portion of later in the day. T cue reporu aal later in the situation was "improving witH earn passing Enemy planes made one , ol their rare appearance s in J force to assault American Ication. along the - f the thrice-cracked Westwal I W night but I ore w no tofi?U' that their attacks caused any ap prcciable damage. , Yanks Take ,h, American ground I troop" on tn. Allien..." other hand, took 375 prisonera Jr. yesterday s fighting. ( (Continued On Page S) m Italian Patriots Aid Allied March N4 Toward Bologna ,.... i..,i,r American spear- IHJMVj, hj , - , , Jlt'iiilB ""- . u,,.,,,,,.), rain, mud and snow today. . ....... u,iil.in 12 miles Of the smashing to within 12 miles of the communications hub of Bologna a forward elements drove io .o miles past the road town of Lolano and Monzuno. Early winter weatner aet iu w the Italian front as Lieut. Gen. Mark. V Clark's veterans seized Loiano. commanding the main road to Bologna and stormed Monzuno in the face of desperate Nazi resistance. As the Yanks battled the Wehr- macht and tne eieiuen.n ... gains, headquarters revealed that American Mai. Gen. Geogrey Keya.. comm.inniui; me " 7-. was leading the assault from. Hor- enre io uoiogiia. On the Adriatic flank ol tne nuo, Indian units of the British Eighth Army scored new gains in the high ground west of Rimini and captured Ihe village of Ginola. Italian Patriots resumed operations alongside British forces on the mountainous central front, participating in stiff fighting near the source of the Flumicinlo (Rubiconl Klver. . Willi renewed activity on high ground 111 the British sector of the front, swollen streams and heavy mud confined activity an low ground to routine patrols for the Third straight day. Fighters and fighter bombers of the Mediterranean Air Force slashed at Nazi mil targets in the Po Val-lev- and blasted shipping in the Adriatic. ill her fighter units roared out to harass targets In Greece In support if ground operations in that country as well as hilling Nazi position! elsewhere in Ihe Balkans. State Schools Ruled Open To Persons Married, 21 INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Age or marriage alone docs not disqualify persons from attending public schools, according to a ruling by James A. Enimert. State Attorney General. The exclusions can be made only on an individual basis and persons more than 21 years of age and married persons are not subject to tuition fees, he said. ' The opinion was requested by Dr. Clement T M.ilan. Stale Superintendent of Public Instruction. ROME. Italy. Allied land forces of the Adriatic in Greece pushed forward along the coastal road of the northern Peloponnesus to rapture the fortified port of Rlon, some six miles northeast of Patras, an official announcement said today. Open f.ulf of Corinth Rion guarded the entrance to the strategic Gulf of Corinth. - The defense there and those in the port of Antlrrion, n the oppo site shore, protect the parrows to the entrance of the trulf proper. Reports to headquarters said that the Germans failed to do any shell ing from Antlrrion. New Albanian Landing While British troops extended the drive to clear the Nazis from southern Greece, other land forces of the Adriatic landed at Santi Quaranta (Sarande), Albania, and fought desperately against the Germans entrenched within the port fortress. (CoPtlnu4 on page AFArthur. Raiders Strike Jap Oil Dumps 2nd Time Paralyzing Attack Hits Balik Papan Storehouses; Strike in Philippines GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHURS HQ. NEW GUINEA A second paralyzing air raid in four days on Jap oil facilities at Balik Papan, Borneo, described as "the most lucrative strategic target In tua pacific," was revealed today by Gen. Douglas Mac-Arthur. Huge Liberator bombers of the 13th Air Force smashed through desperate Jap defenses to baiter the Fandansarnl and Ettallnu refineries with many direct hits, and to hurl other bombs directly upon storage tank and personnel areas, forty Ions of high explosives hammered the area. Mm. Hpavv Onnoslllon Some of the heaviest anti-aircraft fire ever encountered In the Pacific greeted the raiders, and 40 Jap fighters rose to intercept the Amer ican formations. As Yank gunners blasted 19 Zeros from the sky, the attacking force lost seven Liberators, more than at any other single action In thlB theater of war. (The attack, on the vital Balik Papan Installations was first reported by Tokyo yesterday.) KMilers Give Atarm American observers believed that Jap reconnaissance planes from Celebes bases reported Ihe speed, course and altitude of the American (Continues on rage 6) Clinton Men Are if;! Wounded in Action In Pacific, Europe! i Marine Pfc. Forest W. "Frosty" Berrisford, 29. husband of Mrs. F. W. Berrisford. 242 '4 Elm Street and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Berrisford, Clinton, was wounded In action Sept. 19, according to word received by his wife recently. Pfc. Berrisford. a light machine gunner, was wounded on the fourth day of batlle while he was with the First Division of the First Marines, which took Pelellu Island. No further details were given. He is now aboard a hospital ship and is recovering rapidly. Berrisford attended Clinton grade school and high school and was employed at the Wabash River Ord-nince plant before he entered the (I. S. Marine Corps on Nov. 17, 1943. He received basic training at San Diego, Calif, and left for overseas In April of this year. Pvt. Richard H. Thomas, brother of Mrs. Leonard Webster, isia South Fourth Street and son of n,,j v Thomas. North Terre Haute. Ind.. was wounded in France and has been awarded the Purple Heart, according to word received from his wife recently. Private Thomas, a paratrooper In tl,o I'nitoil Sinten Armv. Is now sta tioned in a United States hospital in England. He enlisted in the paralroop infantry on Nov. 7, 1943 and received training at Fort Benning. Ga Camp Blanding, r la. and received nis winpa an a nii.iHfied narachuHst at Camp McCall. N. C. In December of 10 i 3 he went overseas. 72 hours swept across Yugoslavia i today lo seize Ihe key road and i rail junction of Panccvo, on the north bank of Ihe Danube only eight mi.es from Belgrade. Russian, capture or r-anceio pm- ed Red army units directly across the Danube from tne Yugoslav eapi- tal. and the Soviet advance severed the last northward escape routes for German forces defending the : jlv Tat,, fin Towns I T Russian forces of Marshal Rodi- on Y. Malinovsky s second Ukrain-, Z anny, aided "by Partisan units under Marshal Til, captured more than 50 towns and villages in the last stages of their drive to the , (While Russian and Parlisan for- ces menaced Belgrade, Berlin re-1 ports stated that a Russian pincers offensive against East Prussian from the north and south was in prepara- tion. Other German reports said that the northern arm of the pin- cers had swept into action willi a major Soviet offensive lunging for- ward from Lithuanian territory west nf ihe rail center of Siauliai (Shav - ID-New Red Threat on Hungary A northward drive beyond newly-1 captured Petrovgrad In Yugoslavia hurled a new Russian threat against Hungary. Soviet forces slashing up' the valley of the Tisa river, a um- PU f tit., riamihc. advanced a- long broad front toward the Hun garian border. This advance saw Russian assault oiomi.ma finlit their way forward I Clflliciuo i'hl ' more than 18 miles, seizing Ihe town . ... . i ... ...iiD nnrtl, nf Pelrnv- Mlpnrl 111 miles north of Petrov grad on Ihe main Belgrade-Szeged (Continued on page 41 Dlanford Funeral Services Set For Monday Morning Requiem high mass for Harry R. Blanford, HI. a farmer southwest of Blanford In Edgar Counly. III., will bo held at 9 a. m. Monday al the North Arm Catholic Church, west of Blanford. Rev. Falher Nolan will oficlate and. burial will be In North Arm cemetery. Kindergarten Open For Children From to 6 Children four and half years to six years will begin the kindergarten term Monday. Oct. 9. Mrs. J. W. Reeder announced today. Children under four and a half years ended a five weeks term today, she said. A count taken In early Septem ber, 1944, showed men of Ihe 168th had received eight Distinguished Service Crosses, 147 Silver Stars, 109 Bronze Stars and four Soldier's Medals and had. In the Italian campaign alone, received 3U24 Purple Hearts and Clusters. Led Hill H Attack The lliSlll landed at Algiers. Northern Algeria on African D Day. its 2nd Battalion led the attack up Ihe slopes of Hill 609 and is officially credited wllh Its capture. The regiment also fought for Keiied. Fon-douk, Mateur, Eddiekhlla and Uiz-erte. Its first great battle In this campaign began Oct. 13, 1943, when Its men crossed the Volturno and took Calazzo and two other towns. Ironically, Ihe 168th suffered exactly 168 casualties in the second crossing nf the Volturno. Often meeting foes of the past. Including the Hermann Goering Divi-l iCoullnueO ou page 3 : , , , ' ' WASHINGTON, D. C. 'President Roosevelt's second "political" Bpeech of the fourth term drive provided his answers today to Republican charges of Communist support and that the administration plans to delay demobilization of the armed forces. Speaks io 10,000 Rallies Speaking to approximately 100,-000 Democratic rallies throughout the nation, Mr. Roosevelt repudiated the backing of "any person or group commuted to Communism, or Fascism, or any other foreign Ideology which would undermine the American- eystein of government or the American system of free competitive enterprise and private property". Cov. Thomas E. Dewey, the President's Republican opponent, lias lashed away at the fourth-term advocates In the ranks of Communism, and GOP leaders claim that Issue has (Continued on page It Large Truck, Bus Tire Demands Cut Passenger Output WASHINGTON, D. C. The War Production Hoard presented another dark picture for the nation s automobile owners today with the disclosure that demands for large truck and bus tires will limit the over-all 1944 output to 18.6 million casings, or 3.5 million below schedule, WPB originally scheduled thirty million passenger lires for production this year, and cut this figure to twenty-two million In March. Later, production levels were reduced to twenty million. ,.,, Hiland G. Batcheller. WPB Chief of Operations, said, however, thai the estimated 6.6 million tires which will be produced In the last quarter of 1944 Is expected to be sufficient lo absorb a backlog of 850,000 tire requests by "B" and "C" card holders by Jan. 1. Asserting that "essential civilian tire requirements are on the way to being solved," Matchcller added that production estimates for the first quarter of 1940 have been placed al 2.6 million casings per month or thirty million for the year. Batcheller emphasized that manpower shortages have been responsible for deficiencies in heavy truck and largo plane tires. As of Oct. 1, he said, heavy bomber tire ouipul was 23,000 below the 73,000 unit goal. Ho stated that requirements for 6 Olio skilled truck lire workers has been reduced to 2,000, adding that "this lack of men hurts tremendously". However, the WPB official described the overall labor situation In truck tires as "encouraging". Batcheller outlined the lire outlook in the course of a review predicting a vast surplus of strategic metals which will be available to consumers after Germany is defeated. Aluminum Blocks, he said, will total one billion pounds, with production capacity for another billion pounds, as compared with an estimated 400 million pounds required in 19.19. Indicating the industry's fears of an adequate postwar market, Batcheller declared that sufficient aluminum will be available to meet all "astonomlcal" needs. Steel output, he added, will reach forty-one million pounds compared with 38. K million in 19"". while cop- mAitnn Ml ha 4 7 hUMll ir- I,,.,.,.,. ...... - pounds, an Increase of 1.2 billions Clinton Soldier Fights With Clark's HEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any news of rel- . f T , . 1 . Aaa Fifth Army at Italian Gothic Line x atives or irienaa in me armeu Bcrvmca iw jggp this column. PHONE 32 WITH THE FIFTH ARMY. Italy Pfc. Jamas Bonomo, 1019 North Ninth Street, wlreman, has been fighting with the 168th Infantry Regiment, veterans of more than 300 days of combat, in its attempt lo break the Gothic Line in Italy. Part of Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark's Fifth Army and a unit of the 34t.i ' Red Bull'' Division, the 168th arrived In the British Isles in February and April of 194 2. In Its two and a half years overseas it has fought through 88 days of combat in the Tunisian campaign and has been on the line in Italy almost constantly since landing at Paestuin September 21, 1943, 12 days after Continental Europe was invaded lor Ihe first time. .Known as the "Rainbow" Regiment, the llixth was part of the 4 2nd "Rainbow" Division in World War I. Colonel Henry C. Hine, Jr of Livingston. New Jersey, is commander of the 16Stb Regiment. Marine Corporal James T. Mar-kello. 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike T. Markello. 1020 Pike street, has been promoted to that rank following graduation at the Marine aviation Clerical School, V. S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif. Cpl. Markello is a graduate of Clinton High School. -U.S.A. Eugene Shull has returned to Sampson, N. Y. after spending a short leave Willi his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Law.son Shull. Shull Is with the L'. S. Navy. U.S.A. Pvt. Victor Rupnick Is spending a 14-day furlough with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rupnick of North Eighth street. He is stationed at Camp Livingston, La. -U.S.A. S'Sgt. George W. Covey, husband ,,f Mrs U'.inei.i t'ovev of route two. Pacific for several months, and has been In actual combat duly. He was stationed at California and the Hawaiian Islands before being sent to his present station. ' U.S.A Promotion of Corporal Chester A. Ball of Blanford, Indiana, to the grade of Sergeant has been announced at the headquarters of a Twentieth Bomber Command squadron with which he Is serving at a base somewhere in India. Sergeant Ball, an electrical specialist in a B-29 Superfortress squadron, is the son of Mrs. Velma G. Ball, General Delivery Blanford, Ind. Before Jolng'the AAF he worked as an electrical specialist. D.S.A. Andrew F. Fenoglio, 1148 North Ninth Street, Clinton, has been a-warded a Certificate of Honorable Service by Rear Admiral William R. (Continued on Page 2) (has been on duty in the Southwest over ine 0. a Diuion ieei in jaoi

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