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THE DAILY CLINTON! AN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy today. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Continued cool. Probable light frost tonight. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1944. Volume 32 Number 197. MIX 1 m r n rs. v 0 0. 9 Nazis Tear Down Aachen Civilians' n.i'plprl C.itv RUSSIA DRIVES SWEEP ONWARD White Flags, Ignore Allied I -gS I II I I II II I I 111 iMmitia&ip u i i a. i 1 1 i i i i i i r i",-"uun i mm 1 SWEDEN Red Guns Open AU-Out Blow At E. Prussia Guns Lob Shells Into Tilsit as Lithuania Drive Gains Momentum; Steady Push on Budapest MOStXlW, RuHNia. Russian Iieavy artillery batteries were re-Hrlel today Ut liave eneti fire on the German city of Tilsit, In Kast PniKfian Junt across the fm-itier from Lithuania. (Hie German IM agency admitted Uiat an "all-out" Hovict attack against East Prussia is under way.) Yanks Spearhead Steady Drive On Nazi Bologna Base Clark's Men Push Through Heavy Rains to Gesso; Airmen Batter Verona ROME, Italy. American Fifth Army forces slashed into German defenses in heavy rains today to pace t Baltic SeoMJ Nff-MtN M. -J I ynuip.iir.W r&mr0 f the drive on Bologna by plunging to, HoW(J al)out 200 0ennan ol-witltin 100 miles of that Nazi-held; . . f 0vIock U. S. Carrier Planes Strike Close to Japan 58 Enemy Vessels, 89 Planes Blasted in Raid 280 Miles from Homeland; Secure New Palau Island PEARL HAHBOR, Hawaii. Japanese defenses ,a the Ryukyu Island chain within 280 miles of the enemy homeland lay shattered today In the wake or a blistering raid by American carrier-based planes which sank, probably sank or damaged 58 enemy vessels and destroyed 89 enemy airplanes. Of the 58 ships struck by the American warblrds in their closest penoratlon to the Japanese homeland, 38 were larger type ships with the remainder of the total being made up of luggerB and other small craft. Japs Say 4O0 Raiders A Pacific fleet headquarters communique disclosing the devastating strike at the southern defenses of the enemy homeland failed to mention the number of planes participating In the attack but the Japanese Domei agency in a wireless dispatch recorded by the Federal Communications Commission said that 400 American carrier-based aircraft carried out the raids in four waves from 7 a. m. to mid-afternoon Monday. The Jap report claimed that "more than 26 of the enemy planes"; T J USSIv.RUSSIA Berlin' 'o. A S Nft POLAND' . GERMANY! S 1 RUSSIAN ARMIES have driven more than 62 miles through faltering German lines in Lithuania on a 174-mile front in a new four-day offensive which has carried Red Army troops within 10 miles of East Prussia. The Reds also were closing in fast on the Latvian port of Licpaja, and threatened the rail center of Tilsit, (International) communications ceiuei wune Fifth Army units captured stra(egic Mount Ceco. Yanks Seize (Jesso ,'ank combat teams battering their Vay UP highway C5 took a firm grip on the strategic town of Gesso, beating back desperate counterattacks launched by reinforced units of Nazi Field Marshal Albert Kesselring's defensive forces. Other American units lungea ror-ward to score limited gains in the high ground west oi tile Illiola highway against stubborn resistance. Control Mount Cere British units of Lieut." Gen. Mark W. Clark's Fifth Army drove forward after days of heavy fighting to occupy strategic Mount Cece and thrust advance spearheads on top of Mount I'reedop. The newly won positions command the highway from Palazzuolo to the Po Valley. British and Indian elements of the Eignth Army fighting on the Adriatic sector of the line punched ahead to improve their positions near Mount Farento. The British and Colonial troops advanced northwest of fan I'aoio aim easi. ji i .i, inmi,,n-ii,.ii,n hiuhwav a : ,i.i.. ..i i, Polish Premier Joins Conference road from Florence to Bologna ' miles from the Island of Corfu, fell k,.i,i fiom., fiirhiinir ns Yankiinto Allied hands today after a . r p- . fi 4- 1 1 I I IaqH 1 1 tlA r,Hfl JK.aMLlHy UHUO Surrender Demands Are Ignored by Nazi Garrison, All-Out Assaults Near On Key Westwall Fortress SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. American artillery and aerial assault upon the defense of Aachen were resumed today when the German garrison commander Ignored an ultimatum demanding unconditional surrender by 10:50 a. m. (5:60 a. m. EWT.) Tho pnrrisnn at Aachen, one -of Germany's oldest cities, was brought under shell-fire and the outer de fenses were attacked from the air throughout the entire day. ..No Ail-Out Blow Headquarters emphasized, howev er, that there were as yei no om-iai roimria nf an all-encompassing, obliterating assault to level Aachen to the ground-, but hub aounuess will come if the garrison still refuses to surrender after feeling the full weight of concentrated artillery fire and aerial bombing. Pill-boxes and fortified buildings north of Aachen were bombed, while other planes again dropped leaflets on the town urging capitulation. Kinged on il Sides The German escape gap 1 miles northeast of Aachen has not yet been closed, but the city is ringed on three sides by American guns. A fairly heavy enemy counter-attack in the Haaren area above Aachen was beaten back with heavy losses to the Germans. In hard fighting southeast of Aachen, the Allies . crossed the Durcn-Monschau road in the area of Germeter. The crossing was made "in some strength," official spokesman said. A brief official announcement from Supreme Headquarters said; "There was no reply from the German garrison in Aachen to the (Continued on page 6) Latin Americas, J Except Argentina," Support Peace Plan WASHINGTON, D. C. Latin American Ambassadors predicted today that every one of their countries will join the new world security organization except Argentina, which is excluded for the time being. After studying the Dumbarton Oaks document the diplomats said they felt certain misgivings regarding it, but had no doubt that the American republics will support the new effort to achieve world peace. Their principal misgivings were these: 1. Disappointment that the plan was Incomplete. Two Important o-mission were mentioned the question of voting In the councij, and the question of supplying force to put down aggression. 2. Suspicion of Russia. Latin, American countries remained distrustful of any association with Russia, which is one of the big four powers in the new organization. 3. Weakness of the asembly. Since most Latin American countries will have seats only in the general as sembly, and not in the security council, they are disappotntea 10 find that the assembly is to be little more than a debating society, with all important decisions reserved to the council. 4. Failure to consult. There Is a strong feeling In Latin America that a cousu Itative meeting of foreign ministers should have been held, either before or directly after th Dumbarton Oaks Conference. Mexican Ambassador Castillo Najera has expressed himself strongly In favor nf such a meeting, but it has been rul"d out by Secretary of Stale Hull. In spite of these drawbacks. Latin American Ambassadors felt confi dent that their countries woutn co operate in the new international experiment. They even went bo far as to predict what part they might play In the new organization. They began count ing noses to see how many seats their countries might have on eleven-member security council. the Olis G. Jamison Speaks To Demo Rally Thursday Olis G. Jamison. Democratic candidate for Congress of the Sixth District, will be the main speaker at the Democratic Rally at the Clinton Democratic headquarters, Thursday. Oct. 1 2, at 8 p. in. it was announced today. The program will be sponsored by . the Women's Democratic Club. Mrs. Edna A. Bingham, state vice chairman and Mrs. Georgia Amnion sixth district vice chairman, will be present, officials said. L FINLAND. -IHEISINKII KDONSTAOr nNtNIC .LENINCIAD TAUINN tJTZwti ESTONIA! Tf' 5?1 J ZLITHUANIA ) End Polish Dispute Washington. D. C. There was a sudden revival of hope among Washington officials today when word came from London that Polish Premier Stanislaw Mikolajczk had been summoned to Moscow to Join the conference between Marshal Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill. Hope for settlement of the Polish question had flickered and almost gone out, Mowing the last visit of Mikolajczk 10 Moscow, whfsh had failed to reconcile the differences between the Soviet-created Polish (Continued no page I Willkie's Body Back to Indiana, Burial in Kushville RUSHVILLE, Ind. Sorrowing residents of Indiana bowed their heads today as the body of Wendell L. Willkie returned to his native state. With arrangements for a formal Indiana tribute In abeyance, the remains were removed from a train at Dunreith, Ind. A hearse bore the casket from Dunreith to Rushville. where the presidential nominee will be burled. Edward Willkie, of Chicago, brother of the distinguished Republican leader, accompanied the body from New York, where funeral scrvlceal were held Tuesday afternoon. A quiet group of fellow townsmen bared their heads as the body was taken to a mortuary. Afterwards, it was to be placed In a temporary crypt awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Willkie. and their son, Lieutenant Philip Willkie of the U. S. Navy. The time of the final rites will depend upon the arrival of the son. who is on convoy duty on the Atlantic. Governor Henry F. Schrlker, at Indianapolis, said that he expected to talk late this afternoon with Edward Willkie concerning the governor's proposal that the body lie in state either in the rotunda of the Indiana State House or the beautiful Indiana World War Memorial In Indianapolis. Speedway City, Ind. Ho previously played with Henry Busses and Cy Blue's orchestras, as pianist aud vocalist. USA Pfc. Sidney M. Silverman, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Silverman of South Fourth street, after returning from 23 months overseas duty in the Southwest Pacific. Pfc. Silverman is with the Medical Departaient. ' U.S.A. John R. Robertson, son of Mrs. Vera Robertson of Blackman street, was recently awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement on aerial flights against the enemy. Sgt. Robertson, a graduate of the Clinton high school, is a waist gunner on a 15th AAF B-24 in a group commanded by Colonel Schroeder. He entered the Army in April '4 3 and shortly thereafter was assigned to gunnery school, later graduating (Continued on Page 2) -US. i,:.iv."'.i.:i i j jiwrs It (Editor s Note: 1 r rcltfe witness dispatch on jftl00" ' Aachen has been Richard Tregaskis. International News Service correspondent with the American First Army.) Itv RICHARD TREGASKIS A COMMAND POST SOUTH OF AACHEN. The ultimatum Borved by American forces on the population of Aachen yesterday bore only meager fruit today and artillery and aircraft launched a terrific attack on the city's defenses. There was no surrender of Aachen by the city's military commandant at ()ie Umo Ule ultlmatum expired 8llrr.n,i,.P tiiie nrtirnonn including the offi cer who had played host to the ultimatum party yesterday and most of his company. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt and Lightning fighter-bombers have been blasting the city after it failed to surrender and artillery is beginning a terrific pasting. Dive-Bomliers Attack City From an observation post overlooking the railroad tracks where lie bad a clear view of the city, this correspondent watched dive-bombers screaming straight down to dump (Continued On Page 5) Key Albanian Port In Allied Hands; Advance in Greece Sarande Captured After Violent Sea, Ground Battle; Foe Flees Athens ROME. Italy. The port of S I raiule. nn the Albanian coast 10 fierce slugfest in which 500 Nazi troopB were taken prisoners. Offensive Speeds Mopping up operations were in progress at Sarande as the entire Albanian drive gained momentum following seizure of the port. The town of Gjashdle, a few miles Inland, also fell to the Allied advance. I I Milium ni naiumiB ttiiu iijaan.uc I " " ' gave the Allies a strategic bridge Bprlng head from which they may spring board a larger-scale offensive. Indications were that Increased pressure would be brought against the Germans from the Sarande-Gjashdle area aB soon as additional Allied troops are landed. Sea Honibanlineiit OfKiM Assault The assault against the vital port area at Sarande began wilh British destroyers and gunboats spearheading the way by blasting Nazi troop concentrations and gun positions on the Albanian mailand. The naval (Continued on page SI Mrs. Mary HIadni Services To Be Held Thursday Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hladnl. 70. former resident of Clinton, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Frist Funeral Home. Rev. F. C. Jordan will officiate and burial will be in Riverside cemetery. .Mrs. HIadni. widow of the late Frank HIadni. died in Detroit, Mich., Monday morning. She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Anna ISrissariali and Miss El-vina HIadni. both of Detroit; four grandchildren and two great-grand children. The body will remain at the funeral home until time of funeral ser-v ices. Siegfried Line these antitank obstacles in a mitiii-muui of time, and the must effect ive of these was determined to be a plastic composition of RDX manufactured at Wabash River Ordnance Works. In 2!i Pound Blocks This explosive, packed In 2 lA pound blocks for demolition usV. is similar to the consistency of putty and can be easily kneaded to conform to any desired shape. In the opening phase of the battle of Germany, Army Enigneers placed the plastic explosives around the base of the obstacles. They then embedded a detonator cap in the explosive, withdrew to a safe distance, and blasted the obstacles off at their bases. The old method of using blocks nf TT would have reauired a much larger quantity of explosive and a considerably longer time to do the same job that is being done today wilh a small quantity of RDX. Wabash River Ordnance Works, operated by E. I. du Pont de Ne-(Contlnued on Page I) In Moscow; May Kidnap Charges To Be Filed On Negro 'Nursemaid' Detroit Couple's Son Is Discovered in Woman's Home After 10-Day Search DETROIT, Mich. Mrs. Eleanor Smith, 33-year-old negro, today stoutly maintained that four mouths old Robert King is her own baby and that "if he Isn't given back to me, I'd rather die." Prosecutor William E. Dowling said he-probably would be able to recommend a warrant for kidnapping by Friday morning. Mixing Tell Days The child, who had been missing 10 days, was returned to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence King, early Ihis morning, ending a search by Michigan police and FHI agents. Fingerprints of Mrs. Smith check Willi those of a nursemaid, known as "Helen Rosman," who disappeared with the baby, police said. Acting on a tip given them by the (Continued on page 6) Former Rosedale Man Dies at Gary Residence Gilbert Adams. 53, former Rose-dale resident, died at his home in Gary, Ind., Monday evening, shortly after arriving home from his work in the steel mill. Mr. Adams is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Adams, of Rose-dale. Ind. lie Is survived by his wife. Ruth; one son. Robert. Brooklyn, N. Y.; one sister. Mrs. Lottie Uukes, Bloomingdale and one brother, Fred Adams, Ohio. City Offices Close Oct. 12 Clinton Cily Offices will be closed tomorrow, Columbus Day, It was announced today. spearheads entered the outskirts of Liverganano. (Continued on rage S) Sharp Reduction Seen in Civilian Canned Good Stock vvox,. v.. will get sharply reduced supplies of HJlOIMklfTnW n r" C if ana canned fruits and vegetables In the pnmin? vpar unless the defeat of Germany halts currently high mili tary demands, industry sources pre dicted today. One large packing firm warned that Hio tnlal civilian canned veget able supply will be about 20 percent haidui luat viar and that canned fruits will be available on the na tion's grocery shelves in "very limited quantities." Maaniimp n War Food Adminis tration spokesman said the collapse of Germany "could" see canned fruits removed from rationing due to lessened requirements of the army and navy. All vegetables except tomatoes and tomato products such as catsup are presently ration free. The Industry gives the following outlook on vegetables, basing Its fig ures on continuation or the perseni military demands: Canned peas supply about one-flftli (or 20 percent) less than last year. Corn considerably less than last year. Asparagus approximately the same as last year. Heels and carrotB military retirements for carrots three times (Continued on Page 2) MOSCOW. Russia. Soviet for ces smashing through Lithuania con tinued tp develop their offensive nnrih nf Memel todav after stabbing to the Baltic coast to isolate an es timated 100,000 Nazi troops in the area about Riga. Other Russian legions closed to will. in nine miles of the Latvian capital as the Red army liberated more than 360 towns and villages in the Baltic offensive, while far to the south Soviet assault units smashing through Hungary stormed Into the outskirts of Drebecen, important communications center in northeastern Hungary. Slash Balkan Railroad In central Serbia, Russian units slashed across the Belgrade-Athens railroad at the Velika plant Junction, 45 miles south of Belgrade, severing the main Nazi lifeline In the Balkans. An additional 100.000 German soldiers retreating . in the Balkans were deprived of their main escape route by the latest Russian advance in Serbia. With Russian arms recording victories from the Baltic to the Bal-banB thn riprman defenders of the Baltic states found themselves in perhaps the most perilous position. Drive Through Nazis snvisi armies smashing through Nazi defense positions surged ahead almost at will against German army opposition. Red army forces which reached the sea at Palanga, 14 miles north of Memel, trapped huge Nazi forces nnrih and east of that point. Other salients of the Russian front drove (Contlnueo on inuw Dewey Schedules Ten Major Speeches in Final Campaign Drive ALBANY, N. Y. Gov. Thomas K. Dewey will make approximately ten , ,-ir simeches in his drive for the White House, most of them dur ing the final three weens oi uio .....-paign, it was learned today. Unless there is a cuauBts tentative schedule, the Republican Presidential nominee will have delivered 19 nationally broadcast speeches between his nomination and election day. In Chicago Oct. 25 Cov. Dewey's next talk is slated for next Monday night, Oct. 16, in St. Louis, it will be followed by speeches in New York City on Oct. 18. In Minneapolis, Oct. 24, In Chicago. Oct. 25 and In Buffalo, N. Y. Oct. 31. He will also speak in Boston on a date to bo announced. The GOP nominee Is purposely leaving his schedule clastic so It can be changed to meet any sudden developments during the final stage of the campaign. Ho has been urged to speak In many cilles throughout the east and the iniddlewest, Including Cleveland. Detroit. Pittsburgh. Syracuse and Milwaukee. Some of those places may yet receive a visit from Mr. Dewey, but the latter la concentrating his efforts In what he considers the most doubtful areas, with the border stales receiving plenty of attention. Fourth Itordcr Klnt He already has spoken In three border states. Kentucky, Oklahoma and West Virginia, and his speech Monday night in Missouri will make four. The closing days of the campaign will be devoted to an intensive drive for New York state's 47 electoral votes. In addition to the presently scheduled New York City and Buffalo speeches, the Governor may deliver another in Brooklyn. He may also speak in Syracuse. While only the Boston speech has been announced so far for New England, Gov. Dewey is being urged to talk in Connecticut, which Is listed as one of the very doubtful states. He also has been asked to make one speech in New Jersey. Review Columbus Parade The Republican nominee, who returned In Alhanv last nleht from New York City, after attending the (Continued on Page i) had been shot down while Pacific fleet headquarters said that American losses were light and that no damage had been done to United States surface ships. 88 Major Ships Sunk Of, the 38 major Japanese ships hit, Pacific fleet headquarters listed the following as definitely sunk: One destroyer, one mine sweeper, one submarine tender, two medium cargo ships, two small cargo ships and five coastal cargo ships. Ships probably sunk were: two medium cargo vessels, four small cargo Bhips, one medium oil tanker and seven coastal cargo ships. Ships damaged were: three medi-I Continue" on page 61 GOP Short Term Senate Nominee Opens Campaign INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The first oratorical appearance of Captain William E. Jeuner, Republican nominee for the senate, short term, featured the Indiana political picture during the past 24 hourB. Other candidates of both Republican and Democratic parties likewise were on the forums Captain Jenner spoke at Bloomington. Captain Jenner, who was discharged from the army only four days ago because of an eye infection he developed overseas, urged men now in the service and their parents to vole against President Roosevelt "because he has the active support of every communist and every left-winger." . "Communism will destroy everything that has made America," Captain Jenner asserted. "It is anti-church, antl-rellglon, anti-homeowner, anti-farm owner, anti-private business. It is anti-American indeed, it Is anti-Cod." In an address at Hartford City. Senator Samuel D. Jackson, Democratic nominee for governor, questioned a contention that Republicans can claim credit for the balance In the state treasury. "The fact is that economical administration and management could not have been the real reason, for the only reason Is that the state treasury has sufficient receipts," Senator Jackson declared. The receipt were produced by the gross Income tax which was created by the Democratic-controlled Gcner al Assembly of 1933, Senator Jack son pointed out. "It Is clear that there Is hypocrl sy In the claim that any man's eco nomy, Democrat or Republican, i: solely to be credited with our fisca balance," Senator Jackson conclud ed. Speaking at Greenfield. Gov. Hen ry F. Schricker Democratic senator ial nominee, contended that because of a far-sighted Democratic legisla ture, Indiana has a nest egg of nion than $151,000,000 to ease the period of postwar unemployment. "Of course, we all hope there wil be Jobs for everyone when peaci comes." The governor said, "but I is possible that some of our peopb will be without employment, a' least for a short time, during tli period of reconversion. If the neces sity arises, this 'nest egg' of $ 1 S 1 .-000.000 Is waiting and ready. I n der the law we can pay a maximun of $18 a week for 18 weeks. Cer talnly this Is a great improvement Wabash Ordnance Works Manufactures NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Clintonlan welcomes any new of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column. PHONE 32 Explosives Hurled at NEWPORT. Ind. High explo slves manufactured at Wabash Rlv- Onliiance Works are being used by Allied demolition crews to blast the formidable Siegfried Line and pen the road to Berlin according to information made public by (apt. E. G. Miller, commanding officer of the Government-owned explosives plant located near Newport. Indiana. Meet Anti-Tank lcfense Germany advance American enmhat columns near the pivotal city of Aachen encountered miles of reinforced concrete antitank defens- ln rinth called Dracoll 8 Teeth that look like Martian molars. These and other obstacles had to be lev eled to the ground in order to per il ine passage ui wiina uu unit. combat vehicles. liinir aeo aerial Dhotographs had disclosed these obstacles, and exact replicas had been built by Army Engineers to test the effectiveness of rious explosives. Special explosives had been developed by the Army Ordnance Department to destroy Mrs. Ardea Wallace, 838 Vine street, received word that her husband. Cpl. James H. Wallace has landed somewhere in the South Pacific. U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. Pleasant Kelshelmer of South Sixth street hav rjceived word that their son. Pfc. Pleasant, Jr. has arrived safely in England. U.S.A. J. Bruce Thomson, 22 of route two, Clinton, intelligence clerk of a B-24 Liberator squadron, has recently been promoted to the rank of Private First .Class. Pfc. Thomson entered the service February 8. 1!4 2 and attended radio schools at Scott Field. 111. and Truax Field. Wis. and Intelligence school at Kearns. rtah. He was graduated from Clinton High School with the class of '40. Prior to entering service, he was employed as a plating inspector for Allison Division, General Motors. Continued, on Page 2) J

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