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THE DMLY CLINT0NIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiea THE WEATHER Milled In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Partly clouily today. Fair tonight and Tuesday. Rather cool with light frost probable tonight. A little warmer Tuesday afternoon. CLIN TO IV, INDIANA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1944. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 Number 193. TANKS HACK HOLE IN WEST WALL American Steel Pincers Gose W GERMANY Hoosier-born Willkie Acclaimed by Friends and Fees as Great Leader NEW YORK. N. Y. Leaders of his own nation and cltiiens of the world who admired and respected Wendell L. Willkie. Joined In unanimous acclaim today for the controversial public figure whose stature as an international leader was never greater than In defeat. Thousands of cables and telegrams of grief and sympathy poured Into the New York home of Mrs. Willkie. herself ill. and in response to pressing requests plans were completed so that the hotly of the late, one-time Republican Presidential nominee may be seen by as many persons as possible. Body Mrs la Stale I Master Outline Of World Peace Parley Given IS, Britain, Russian, China Delegates Complete Preliminary Work; Set Security, Military Pact Lf y not mm I r r," '?!" in. British Leader, Stalin Confer; US Represented Harriman to Be American Member of Parley; List Polish Question as Major Item ; Big 3 Meet Soon LONDON. England. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, accompanied by their leading military adtiser. arrived in Moscow today for conference with Premier Mar Indiana s Political Leaders Pay Tribute To Wendell Willkie INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Indiana leaders of both political parties to- "rSS0 lUOWICiHAHlT vffoiM inn "mM 1 FRANCE )M shal Stalin as a sequel to the recent meeting between Churchill and President Roosevelt In Quebec. Military and political questions tbe latter undoubtedly embracing the tangled problem of Poland are believed to lie on the agenda. Harriman to Represent 18 Tbe Moscow meetings are being held with full approval of the United States government and Averill Harriman. American Ambassador to Soviet Russia, will repreent President Roosevelt. Initial announcement of the arrival of Churchill and Eden was made by the Moscow radio. Soon afterward. Iepuiy Prime Minister Maj. Richard Clement At-tlee arose in the House of Commons to confirm it. Molotov to Attend ..w-i.- Ulnicllkr 1 II if V - I lie mate - 1 - - Eden." Attlee said, "have arrived safely in Moscow with Premier Stalin .nTMroToir IV. M. Molotov, Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs.) WHtlt ALLIED TANKS, held back for two day while Yanks hacked a hole in the Siegfried Line north of Aachen (1), were sent charging through the breach to help clear the path of Uie First Army to tlri Rhine, LL Gen. George S. Patton' Third Army veterans fought hand-to-hand duels inside the defenses guarding the vital city c! Metz (2). (International) Willkie's body will lie in state at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian . Church from 2 p. m. today until mid night. The common man. wnoro Willkie so vigorously championed, will have his chance to pay his last respects then. Iitiri.fl in IStt-liville Fnat-ral services will be held at tomorrow with the Kev. John .'ntherland Bonnell. a long-time friend of Mrs. Willkie. officiating. The l(ooit r born utilities executive, lawyer and domlnator of the public scene, will be buried in Rusbville. Ind , where be maintained a large farm. Willkie died at 2:32 a. m. Sunday morning. jot about 12 hours after tl.e burial of the beloved Alfred E. ". nim- -m - f.. and also a one-time Presidential can didate. Son Krturnlng Home Effort to rush home Willkie's only child. Llent. JO Philip Will kie. I.'SNR, on convoy duty in the Atlantic, were believed successful. Lieut. Willkie reportedly was being (Continued on Page 2) Nazi Resistance , e W I Vf f ffsflC OS I OlllltllS J Nears Po Valley (lark's Forces Tear Cap In Central Line Toward Bologna; Nazis Massing ROME. Italy. American Fifth Army Force smashing ahead in the eenter of the Italian front blasted German defenders from tbe towns of Barbarolo and Monte Castellazi today, driving nearly two mile abead along the Bologna road against determined German resistance. Nazi Field Marshal Albert Kes-selring continued to mas strong forces In an attempt to block tbe liologna and lniola roads and bead off a drive by American unit into' the broad Po Valley, erman Mass for Bsitle j German force, reinforced by new-! I v irrfvul ri-1 It I unit maMoH fnr I Combined Soviet Over Lithuania,- Drive on E. Prussia "This meeting is a t sequel to j Russian troop raced acroits Litn-QUebee J uania today in an aM-out drive to "Premier Stalin, who wa. unable penetrate east Prussia a. Soviet to arcep an invitation to go to 'a- and Coassack columns bore Z.l'-.. .hi. ,.n,,r,.,nl,v . down unchecked on the Hungarian a,. rau tribute to Wendell L. Will- kj wha will be buried in Rusbville, his "Indiana Home." In Elwood. birthplace of the dynamic Hoosier. In Rush County, where he was a real dirt farmer, and at Indianapolis where be often visited, there was sorrowing for the colorful figure. i fnrtf tMt nm page I U. S. Navy Lev els Daylong Attack On Marcus Isle Base Nimitz Reveals Hammer Blows at Jap Bastions; Landings Are Seen Soon PEARL HARBOR Pacific Fleet headquarter announced today that units of the Pacific Fleet yesterday carried out a day-long attack on Jap-held Marcus Island, causing considerable damage. In a brief communique. Pacific headquarter reported that enemy installations and shore defenses were subjected throughout the day "to deliberate and destructive gunfire in good visibility". Considerable damage was Inflict ed and the greater part of the coast defense batterle was silenced, the communique said. "Building were hit and lire were started ". Farthest Jap Base Marcus Is northeast of the Mar iana and Is about tbe fart beset Jap base out in tbe Pacific toward American-held bastions, past Guam and Sal pan The Inland was the first enemy aw .a,kK) when Am-rlca' big offensive began In the Pacific last September ""d nas '"-en hit repeatedly Bince then by land-based bomb- that struck the Japanese base. It said: "Units of the Pacific Fleet attack-ed Marcus Island on Oct. 8 ( west longitude date) and throughout the day subjected enemy installations and shore defenses to deliberate and destructive gunfire in good visibility. Considerable damage was Inflicted and the greater part of the coast de- Continued on Page 21 as Flu ISIaze Damages LrOCal United Brethren Church Kire from a defective flue slifihtly damaged the attic of the I'niied H ret hren Church. 9' block South Main Street, at 1:30 a. m. Monday, n was reported today. Firemen were call-d and the blaze was extinguished at 1:60 a. ni. Slight damages to tbe attic were re- ported by the firemen Calvary Church Open The Calvary UaptfKt Cburrb will be open from 2 to 4 p. ni. Tuesday, for tbe disposal of used clothing, it was announced today. On Aachen arrow Foe Escape Miles; Fresh Canadian Landing Strike Holland to Aid Allies SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Korce. With a great Ameriran pincer movement closing in on the ancient German city of Aachen. Gen. Dwight D. El- ; sen bower's headquarters today officially announced a new Canadian I amphibious landing in the lower Scheldt estuary of Holland to relieve Ilritish forces battling at the Leopold Canal. So Heavy Resistance '.' The attack was not a complete surprise, headquarters said, but there was no heavy enemy resistance and progress is considered "very satisfactory." Canadian troops putting ashore some five miles up the Schedlt estuary from Terneuzen landed "I n some strength" behind enemy defenses, a headquarters spokesman said. All Army Move Battlefront dispatches described i this thrust as the first "all-army--amphibious operation of the war. I The battle north of the Leopold Canal continues, the spokesman add ed, although the original Canadian bridgehead there ha been "further compressed." Flooding at Vlissigen (Flushing) on the Schedlt island of Walcheren caused by Royal Air Force precision bombing of the seawalls 1 extending. Many organized Cerman defenses on Walcheren have been destroyed by the innundation. Kstenil Mela Advance On the American Third Army sector around Metz. headquarters said. Allied advances have been extended two miles in depth on a front of from seven to eight miles, Bmall- German counterattack contln. ue in the Aachen area. The spokesman announced American capture of Clemery, Llxiers, Array and Manoncourt on the Seventh IConrlntieit on pace VI Allied Lines Push Junction of Old, IVew Burma Roads 1 NEW YORK, N. Y. Allied troops, fighting through the Salween river district of southwestern China and Burma, have reached position from where a junction of the new Ledo and old Burma roads and a resulting good supply route Into China can be foreseen, Cen. Joseph W. Stilwell said today. As reported by the Blue Network, which made a transcription of hi remarks. Stilwell said he wanted the American people to understand the importance of the Chlna-India-llunna theater. "The reason we are here." he remarked, "is simply that we are at war with Japan and this Is one of the ways of getting at her." Last Christmas eve. Stilwell continued, the Allies decided to make a comeback In the Far East and tore into the Japanese 18th Division. a tough and veteran outfit. Today, lie continued, that division Is annihilated, along with one and a third more enemy division, and Ledo road, an Incredible feat of army engineering, has been constructed In the wake of the fighting. The British. Chinese and Americans. Stilwell said, have contributed equally to Allied success. He concluded : "We are all out to lick the Japs. Together we will get It done more quickly than we can separately. And the sooner we get It over the sooner we II get home. ' . Nephew of Clinton Couple m.-;,l : Action in France ,.r,., vaurv. 19. son of Pre. Sherman Maury. 1fp Maury had previously u-u r(por,ed missing since Aug. 27 and had received a presidential citation for gallantry. His mother is postmistress Mecca. at Kosedale Couple Fined On Disorderly Conduct Charge Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Rowe. rural route, ftosedale. were both fined $1 and costs in city court. Saturday. Oct. 7. following arrest by city po-' lire for d:sorderly conduct. Ernest Runyan. Blanford. was giv en a trallic ticsei in ruy coun. Saturdav. Oct. 7. following arrest hv city police for parking across the sidewaU. I ' ' ( cr. a full-scale battle, and Nazi leaders j So ,MiHot tW brought up additional heavy artillery Thp commuBique mentioned no at-in a frantic bid to check the progress ,,. landings on Marcu nor the Fifth Army and keep Yank!dld ,, rvwll lne tiu. of tDe toree WASHINGTON. D. C. The Unit - rd Stales. Great Britain, Russia and China disclosed a master plan today to keep the world at peace by tnt-th-odi ranging from the gentle prcss-are of diplomacy to the full military might of the Big Four. The governments of the Big Four power lifted the yell off serTeey from the Dumbarton Oaks conference and revealed agreement on a 12 chapter document designed to prevent all war in the future. Prime feature of agreement are: Opea to All fmmtrle 1. A new international security organization is set up. patterned rourhtly after the old League of Sz- tlons. to be known as "The mited Nations." All countries, whether they fought in the war or not will be eligible to become member of the United Nations. 2. A "military aff committee' is created, empowered to carry out measures of force as directed by the Security Council off tbe United Nations. Kleves Keats on fount-f I 3. There will be 11 seats on the nation's governing council, six to be wtiipni y i ii- tuuiii-i h i i 1 1 1 V the universe. France will eventually be added to make the Hie Four the Big Fire. 4. The document provided for tbe continuance of "regional arrangements" which bave been used to maintain peace in geographic areas of tbe world uch a the Pan-American peace machinery, and was viewed as a concession to tbe Russian proposals which called for "spheres of Influence" In tbe post war peace plan. IHoacnw on lUg Tower Today' announcement revealed that tbe delegates to tbe conference are In disagreement on the question of whether one of the big powers (Cootinoeo on pure Immediate Labor Clearance Planned For Small Plants WASHINCTOS. D. C. r Production and manpower officials today are considering a modification of WPB's "spot authorization" order which will aid hundreds of small plants in reconverting to civilian work as their war orders cease. Plans call for automatic "labor clearance" to be given to small employers as tbey are freed from war production by current cutbacks and the withdrawal of subconstraets by larger firms. The plans were disclosed as Price Administrator Chester Howies predicting victory in Europe within three months and trfunjp over tbe Japanese in a year and a half declared that full civilian production Is the only answer to runaway inflation. Outlining tbe nation's postwar price control program In a memorandum to s.100 OPA advisory board members. Bowles said the yardstick would be the manufacturers' 1S2 prices. Small plants, employing less than 5 workers on the west coast and 100 elsewhere, heretofore bave bad to apply to WPB for permission to engage in civilian production and also obtain approval of the War Manpower Commission. If the present proposal is adopted, however, automatic clearance on manpower will be given these firms provided that they do not increase their labor force. Another step contemplated is to I furnish manufacturers with a guarantee that tbeir manpower ceilings will not be cut and part of their labor force taken away when they run out of war orders and apply to WPB ! for permission to resume civilian work. Strong protests already have been lodged over uch occurrences. Manufacturer. It was said, have been afraid to apply for authority to de vote their plant or even part of It rapacity to civilian work and have their surplus manpower taken away j fmm thetn ! Thus far very few authorizations for resumption of civilian production ' bare been rrar.ted und-r the "spot" , order because of W.MC's rigid control over its operation and the need for diverting workers to lagging 'must" programs. Commercial Club Meeting The regular meeting of the vni-merical Cluh will be held at the hit. room on Rlaekman. Mondav. Oct. at 7 '31 p. m,. Leon Woody, sec-eiary ct tbe club announced today. Armies Racing Allied Campaigns Are 'Ahead of Schedule', Gen. Marshall Declares WITII THE UNITED STATE:'. t-i.-i-rvf II i riiv IV t'lliVfli: The Allied campaigns against both Germany and Japan are "ahead of schedule." Gen. George C. Marshall. United States army chief of staff, said today. Heather Aids Allies Visiting the battlefront where American troops of the Seventh Army under Lieut. Gen. Alexander V. Patch are pounding toward the Bel-fort gap whirti leads to the Rhine-land. Gen. Marshall said he was particularly gratified that good weather conditions enabled the carrying out of trf mendous afrial assaults on this sector during the last few days. "I hope to see the finish of things on this front El the earliest possi ble moment," Gen. Marshall said. The chief of siaff arrived in P? ris with a staff of advisers last week after a non-stop flight of only IS ,OUrii dirm from Washington Gen. Marshall flew Into battle headquarters aboard a transport escorted by fighter planes, tank Morale High Morale among American troops throughout the world is "high," Gen. Marshall fiftiii. So far as the Pacific Ib concerned, the chief of staff described the recent American naval campaign as a "tremendous Buccess," and he characterized Japanese oiositifns as (Continued on Page 2) Marine Veteran Held for Murder Of Government Girl WASHINGTON. D. C. Earl Mc-Farland. 21, veteran of the marine campaign on Guadalcanal was arraigned todny before a U. S. commissioner on a charge of murder, first degree for the brutal slaying or Dorothy Marie Berrum, lS-year-old War Ilepartnient clerk. Commissioner Needham C. Turn- age orden d McFarlatid. whose home! is at New Bern. N. C held for a j coroner's jury. The Pacific veteran. who has been stationed In Washing- I l I I ' J of meeting Mr. Churchill and Mr. Eden bo rood afterward. "The meeting baa the fullest bp- proval of the L'nlta Staloa tomn-ment and Mr. Harriman will repre-aent the I'nited Statea at the conversations." Irj.e Htaff inureniii ana r-a-n w-rr panied bjr a laree staff, beaded by H-ld Marshal Sir Alan rookp chief of tbe Imperial General Staff, and flen. Sir Hastings Isiuay. Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defense, a port held by tbe Prime Minister. Political and diplomatic circles 1 n terpret'-d Ch u rch ill's renewed presence In Moscow as follows: Fiv Ihtte for Meeting 1 A natural follow-up to the Qu-bec conference. 2 An attempt to Iron out th Russo-Politfh political situation. 3 A step toward fixing a date for some new meeting between Stalin. Churchill and Mr. Roosevelt. 4 Straight military discussions, during which Brooke and Ismay will present to Russian leader the full facts of the situation on the western front. Clinton-Sullivan to Play Annual Game on Thanksgiving Day Answer to Clinton football fans' Thanksgiving Day wishes was given today when K. C. Boyd, superintendent of Clinton City Schools announced that the dale of tbe Sulli-van-CIinton game bad been changed to Nov. 23, Turkey Day. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 17 but was changed by agreement between Mr. Boyd and Harry C. Gilmore, Sullivan High School principal, this week The holiday game will be played at Sullivan at 2 p. m. wilh the c 0 p nnilnee. Announc- plans for the re-broadcast. ' o Kntm More "Gov. Dewey recent addresses have beeun to plumh the depths of j the New Deal mess. The people hav heard enough to want to know more. The re-broadcast of the Charleston speech is just another move In giving them light on the condition of their government. With light they will vote right." State Chairman Edwin F. Jaetkle (Continued on Page 21 Budapest. Tbe Oermans were reported tak ing terrific punishment from tbe Red hordes streaming through Lithuania on a front of more than 175 miles. Front Gain Hourly This front, a correspondent for the newspaper Pravda declared, is Qini(llir hnttriv tn w,.,i.h ..rf H,..h Tw intenfij(y of aerial and I arU bonitardnJ(.M preceding the ry honibardnient preceding break-through, the correspondent said was so great thai only two German gun were left firing on a I'l-niile front when the firtit Itussian infantry penetrated the enemy defense lines. Aimed at Til-It The gigantic drive, made by the combint-d forces of the Third Russian front and the First Baltic frout, appeared aimed at the east Prussian rail center of Tilit. Military obst-r-vers with the ftf-d armies declared that the overwhelming power of the Soviet offensive indicated that the drive would not slop until Koengs- berg. capital of east Prussia, had been reached. f At last reports, the Reds were within 7 !iiilfs of Budapest, within 2'i miles of Muiel and about 50 miles from Liiiau. The combined Russian armies crashed through the Gerniau defense lines northwest and southwest of Siauliai (Shavli) four days ago. First official Soviet reports said tin-advance had covered more than tl2 miles. Tim no 'ailured Upwards of 2,0'io towns and settlements. Including a dozen major German strongholds, fell In fore the Red onslaught. In the course of which thousands of enemy troops (Continued on page 6 'X-day' for Browns In Sportsmans Park At Crucial Series Meet ST. LOUIS. Mo. Today was "X" Day for the St. Louis Browns, pen nant holders of the American League, who will battle the National League champions, the St. Louis Cardinals, in the sixth game of tin- World Series this afternoon. Tickets for the sixth game of the World Series were numbered "X" because the uncertainty as to the eventual American League pennant winner made k necessary to print Cardinal tickets before the final schedule for the series had been determined. Brown on Knot But the Browns, it "X" Day that they were on the Mot. A victory for them today will keep them in the fight for (he vorlds baseball tllte. but a d -.'eat will end the series with National :.-a:uer, taking th- world's chat..-ic'isiiip. The Cards took a three to two lead in games yesterday t. h;-":i tiiev beat the Browns 2 to 9. getting both runs on homers by Ray Sanders and Danny Litwhiler. Mort Cooper, pitching seven hit bnll. sirucl; out 12 (Continued on pare I) fighters from bursting into tbe Po (Continued on page XI Supreme Court Avoids Decision On Soldier Vote WASHINGTON, D. V. The Supreme Court today refused to consider a case in which it was asked under the federal soldiers' ballot' law. The hiph tribunal denied a peti- tion by fire Illinois aerrlce men, who aMir.-al-l to the court lo bold that they have a right to use tbe federal ballot in casting votes iD JlUnois. i The servicemen pointed out that j Illinois has a soldiers' vote law of its own. but dos not recognise the - federal ballot. The federal ballot on which service men can vole only for federal candidates fs legal only In states which authorize its use. The servicemen contended that denial of use of the federal ballot in Illinois would force them to use tbe more cumbersome state method and that the effect would be to deprive many of them of their rotes. The high court acted today when it denied a petition for review of a seventh circuit court ruling dismissing an appeal from the servicemen. By its action the court bruehed aside the possibility of a decision which would vitally affect the presidential election. I In the Illinois vote case the ap peal was taken by Lieut. William 1 Downey, Sgt. Walter f'ahill. Seaman : Richard Cahill. Kct. Kdwin Kondrat and Pvt. Walter A. Deans. The service men contended that. linlmia tha hi.h 1 1 t .1-1. rtClfl ItllA service men will be deprived of their rifhts. The state of Illinois, which pro - vidt-d an absentee vote for soldier fails to also authorize use of the , fed'-ral ballot. I dier to vote only for president, vice president and members of congress. The service men asked the high court to hold the federal ballot eon- stitutional and to hold that it is ef- feetive in Illinois regardless of failure of the state to authorize it. j I I ! i I Dewey Raps 'Dim Secrecy' Around Polish Discussion; Seeks China Aid ALBANY. N. Y. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, entering the stretch drive of bis campaign for the White House, switched bis attack today from the domestic to the international field. The Republican Presidential nominee demanded that discussion concerning the fate of Poland be listed from tbeir atmosphere of "dim secrecy" and that inrreased aid be given China forthwith. Ke-oroadraMt Charietou fifieeeh While the Governor prepared for an early Invasion of Missouri and ton since last march, will be tried in Mn( uar,ey Maury. Mecca, a District of Columbia court and not ' j ant) 'n,,,,hcw of Mr. and Mrs. W. before a military tribunal. 1 1( merracsen. Walnut Street, has McFarland was picked up Satur- fn kir() M France, according to day and was formally booked yes-1 .r rd received by the parents recent-terday for the murder of the pret- ( ty. lS-year-old girl who leu uer ( home in Chippewa Falls. Wis., to enntv tti W;ish ngton. Talking to reporters from his cell . block. McFarland eketcneo me ii.- e-r overseas wnere ue u sault engine r with a first division unit. On Guadalcanal, he sam. ne contracted malignant malaria lor which he was later r.ospltalizea m Australia. Sometimes his temperature rose to 10"i. he added. Since .i.. he said, he has often "been out of mv bead two or three davs at a time." Meanwhile, the marine's wife. Do-I ris Marie McFarland. same age as the girl he is charged with killing, stood behind her husband and voiced full faith in hie Innocence. ' j I L the middle west, plans were complet- ed for a nationwide noon re-broad- ! cast tonay 01 a Raturaay nisn. spevn nt Charleston. W. Va.. in which he . said President Koosevlt's re-elec- ' ii,on would serve the ends of ,n. j Communist uartv because it would! mean further progress toward a j "government-owned America". j One reason for the re-hroadcast is that Republican leaders consider the Charleston talk the most effective of the nine campaign speeches that Gov. Dewey has delivered so far. This belief was indicated by Na- tinnal Chairman Herbert Brownell. Jr., who rode to Albany last night ,

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