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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHER Fair today, through Saturday. Wanner today. Volume 32 Number ltftf. CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1944. Price Three Cents.. Ml IN Aloi fo. All lr if 'BOILER KID" HEADS SOUTH Giant Carrier Force i Yank Wedge Enters Aachen as Artillery, Planes Bombard City; Tank Battle Looms at Last Gap Blow Rocks Formosa Fresh Invasion Forces Heading for Greece; Allies Spring at Bologna Sink 36 Enemy Ships Nimitz Reveals Tremendous Scope of Attack on Inner Defense Bastion; Japs Reports Raids Continue; 22 US Planes Lost in Battle; New Raid Strikes Luzon PEARL HARBOR Pacific Fleet Headquarters announced today that the fast American Task Force in a smashing two-day assault against the Japanese at Formosa destroyed or damaged 63 enemy ships and wiped out 396 enemy planes. In carrying out the daring strike against one of Japan's most important bastions in the inner defense circle, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz reported 1 IMMN, Knglniid. Athens It free of Oertnaiih, who have declared the reek capital an ojteu city, a ltcutr diMoatch fro'ii Cairo reported today. j Carrier, China-Based I I imMP Il;.lv Vttr (lm firut imo j since the war began, an army an- nounced Its future intentions today when the Allied command in the Mediterranean issued an official statement advising that a new invasion force is about to laud in Greece. With an obvious supreme confidence In ultimate success of the undertaking. Gen. Hir Henry Mailland Wilson issued a communique addressed to the Greek people which said: LtiHTMliofi at Hand "A force under my command is about to land in Greece. "Your day of liberation is at hand." The statement coincided with re- Poiu. i-"ins iv.jH. . ui " - - n,a. loreu m "i im- i eiui.mil.e- . on, ,,. fire jrom Germans nest-sus by previous air and seaborne eJ ,nto eraasned buildings and lions- HtfDfRICK SMITE, it., the courageous infantile paralysis victim, miles happily at lys daughter, Teresa Marie, as he leaves his Chicago home for his winter home la Florida, finite baa been encased in the Iron lung (or several years. (lattiattiomt) i.r.i.si. iaun.K. un--auy are evacuating the (Ireek capital of Athens. Attka iirwk Aid for Allie In his statement. General Wilson,,. , .,..n nIroi. had entered Massive Red Forces Crash Across Prussian Border; Drive on Tilsit KOMK, Italy. A large-scale offensive was opened today by the Kifth Army In Italy aimed at capturing the northern city of Bologna. The troops commanded by Amer ican Lieut. Gen, Mark W. Clark went nVi.r H.i nff.mttivff nn a wide front afttjf heavyweight bombers of the 15th Air Force blasted the Bologna defenses and other targets fn the Valley in a mass air attack larger In scope than the bombardment which levelled Cassino, Heavy Battle for Walmty Headquarters of Gen. Hir Henry Mattlaiid Wilson reported that heavy ftt-'hUnK now Is in proeregs astride the main Florence-Bologna highway. The Germans reacted desperately to the assault, contesting every inch of ground for which the American, British and other Allied troops were battling. The initial communique on (he new attack said that the German opposition so far has prevented a major break-through. ttefze Hill Portion American forces, despite fanatiral defense by the Germans, succeeded in wresting a number of hill positions from the enemy. Points seized Included the dominating Monte Delle Formiche, which means Ant Hill. The town of Llvergnano. gateway to Bologna, was outflanked but the Nazis continued to fight grimly on the southern approaches to the town. Evidently obeying a "hold to the death" order from Field Marshal Albert Ksselrlng, the Germans strove desperately to retain the high ground screening the Po Valley which is slipping from their bands, launch Coiiul-r-Attacks The Germans continued to launch counter-attacks with utter disregard for losses. A typical example of the heavy losses sustained by the enemy was seen in the last series of attempts to recapture strategic Mount Battaglla. In that drive Hd Germans were taken (Continue! on page 3 Presbyterian Rite Install Minister At Local Church Installation sen-Ires for Rev. Roy Charles Linberg as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Clin Planes Join in Second Formosa Attack: Tokyo NKW YOItK, N. V, Japanese imperial headquarters declared that American carrier-borne and China-based aircraft had raided Formosa today for the second time within 24 hours, striking at the strategic island has, for five Jiours. At the same time the Nazi DNB agency transmitted a dispatch from one of its correspondents in Tokyo, Adam Vollhardt, citing the opinion of Japanese military circles that "the war In East Asia has entered upon its most serious stage." "These circles," said Vollhardt's dispatch as it was directed by wireless to the European press, "are fully aware that the present United Stales air offensive In the central western Pacific is only the prelude 4 Continued on page 6) President Dodges Answer to Vital Peace Plan Issue "Too Early" to Comment On Plan to Use US Troop In Postwar Council: FDR WASHINGTON. D. C. President Itoosevelt refused to commit himself j today on the use of American troops to enforce peace under direction of the post-war security council with out conscut of congress. Asked at his news conference what is position was on this controversial question, Mr. Itoosevelt replied that it was too early to say. Questioned If he endorsed the position taken on this point by the American delegation to the Dumhar ton Oaks conference the President said that without a copy of the document before him he did not care to say that his views were the same as theirs. Call for HtuUttvnt These questions were prompted by a statement by Sen. Joseph H. Half fit) Minn., who said yesterday that both President itoosevelt and tjov. Thomas K. Dewey should commit themselves on this question before election day. On another controversial question, Mr. Itoosevelt took sides with Becre-tary of State Hull, as against former Cnderseeretary of State Suinut-r Welles. , (Continues on pags ) -ok Jumed City Initial Penetration Of Nazi Town Uncontested; Yanks Narrow Escape Gap To One Third of Mile BI.'PKEMK HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Farce. American troops swept into bonib-blacken-ed Aachen against sporadic opposition today while Allied artillery and dive-bombers dealt out heavy new punishment to the ancient city which iKnored an opportunity of honorable surrender. Meet only niier Kire A battlefront dispatch from Richard TrcKaskls, International News Service war correspondent, told of i..,rirun iiiiitu prrmnlnL' the railway ;,,,,, lnlo Aachen proper, meeting Oen. DwlKht P. Eisenhower's hourfniiHripm sain ft was "possible" i , clly famed to the memory of Charlemagne. . ' Patrols eh Forwird Kmall gains were reported In field encouM:ra north of Aachen and east of StolLerg. Lightning and Thunderbolt fighter - bombers attacked Aachen throughout the day. ' tinuMw ffecaoe iiao J On the ground, American forces narrowed the Aachen cap to lew than half a mile and made a gain of roughly one-third of a mil through Aachen's northestern suburbs at the same time as the thrust into the city proper was Inching a-head against light opposition. The Nazis, however, retooa onm ctillbox in the Germeter sector. (A Keuter front dispatch said that a major tank battle appeared likely. tContrnuea oo pge vl Dewey to Appeal To Small Business In Final Speeches 1 A I.DAN Y. N. Y. Gov. Thomas K. Ipey today mapped the nnai speeches of his campaign, at least one f which is expected to be a direct appeal for the suport of million of small businessmen and their employees. The Kepubliran Presidential nominee already has launched, in his home stale, a program to bring to small business knowledge of the numerous new processes and materials developed through war necessity. In his appeal to small business, which may be in bis speech Monday night at St. U.uis, Gov. Dewey is e-pecied to emphasise that a vast number of workers are affected by what happens to the little factories and suires and that big Industry alone cannot handle the post-war eiiiMoyijjent problem. The Governor already has stated his belief that the "Utile fellow" has been hamstrung by present federal tav policies and by confusing directive, from Washington. He has promised to devote an entire speech to that subj.-cl. tiov. Dewey's advisors have given considerable thoughl to the large registration In New York, where the itjy nominee and Mrs. Dewey registered yesterday, but they dispute the claim of Democratic leaders that the big city vote increases President Koosevelt's chance of carrying the state. While willing to concede that some voters have been ItrouKht to the polls throurh the activities of the Political Action Committee, they insist that thousands of independents also are turning out to back the Dewey-Uricker ticket. The Itepublican nominee plans to d'vote today and tomorrow to work on bis Kt. Louis speech and to the loreiiin relations talk he will (rive, next Wednesday before the New York Herald-Tribune Koruiu President Koocevelt will address the same forum on Oct. 21. Odd Fellows to Initiate Two candidates for degree's in the Odd KelJows Lodge will be initiated at a nieetiuc to he held at the hall at 7:3" p iu. Monday it war an-nout;c1 tod:f. Firs; craft and that there was no damage to surface ships. Jbftort fdtnd J'uuu Join There was no confirmation from Niniitz concerning Japanese report that the I'nited Mates carrier plane continued their assault the following day and that they were Joined by land-bawd American (ilanea from China. The Navy'a first report on the ac tion said that 124 Jap planes were shot out of the sky, 97 destroyed on the ground and that the assault resulted in "heavy damage to enemy shipping and shore defense works". Kuuply Mtips Hunk Jt'o warships were listed In the first report on shipping damage. Announced sunk were two large cargo vessels, two medium cargo vessels and 12 small cargo ships. In the damaged category were two large cargo ships, seven medium cargo vessels and IV small cargo craft. "In addition to the foregoing, e-teuslve damage was done to hangars, buildings, air dumps, warehouses docks and industrial establishment." tlie communique said. . . Points on the Island which were fConllnaab oa puc ft La.Mjr May Settle Standard Dispute With V-E Policy WASHINGTON, D. C. Administration quarters remained strongly confident today that labor's outcry gainst the "Mttle Steel" formula may yet be stilled by the advancement of a new V-K day wage poller Instead of a break in the nay ceiling. These sources Insist that President Roosevelt has made no commit ment to tabor about modifying the stabilization yardstick and would be unlikely to do so after the grave railroad crisis which resulted last winter when a previous such commitment went awry, Moreover, no precipitous haste is contemplated In solution of the pressing wage problem. The decision already has been postponed until af ter the election and further time probably will be required in reaching the answer. Meantime V-E gradually draws nearer. War Labor Board chairman W'il-Jlam H. Davis first publicly discussed the proposed V-K day wage pol icy and it may be Mr. Roosevelt's j verdict. It envisages higher hourly wage rates to compensate for the toss of premium overtime pay after V-K day and would be designed to prevent a postwar decline in earnings. Along with this major feature probably would go other wage adjustments for millions of workers remaining in war production, including changes in the so-called "bracket system" and in sub-standard wage classifications, particularly in sucb fields as textile workers. Certain of Mr. Hoosee)t's economic experts fee) that a boost in the Little Bteel yardstick from the pies ent level of IS percent over Jan. 1. 2141, levels to 25 pereeut above the base period might be accomplished without serious inflationary effects and would only increase production costs two and one -half percent. To give tabor its full demands, would bring serious inflationary consequences and rising prices. Labor's present demands before the WI,B, it was contended, would require a 15 to 20 percent boost in the Little Bteel yardstick. The e ono-mic adviserse agree that living cost? have outstripped the Little Bteel formula by at least 10 percent. They bold, however, that much of labor already has received more than Little Kt eel's IS percent inrresfte through various devices. H-ce, they argue, adding another 10 percent to , the formula would not guarantee all : workers that much of an Increase Rome would gt only five percent o: lmm to attain the new e and fur- ' ther discontent would result, it CODto4l i ton were held at the church Wed - nesday, Oct. 1J, at 7:30 p. w. Rev. Miles A. Freeman, inodera-jto tor of the Presbytery of Crawfords-' ville, ind. and pastor of the Presby- , 'be 'the terian Church of Delphi , Ind., pre- ) building, every house appears smafm-sided at the services, and used as;ed. There is no building without win-his subject "Rations For Christians." I dows broken and many are crushed called upon the Creek people to help speed their approaching liberation by extending all possible aid to the Allies. . The communique was issued just as the Kernians were threatened with entrapment by Rusian divisions and Marshal Tito's Partisans as tiiey tried to pull out of Greece and the southern Balkan region. Yanks Cross Railroad Tracks, Push on Into Burning City of Aachen Br RK II . HI TI!K;.KHI., INSIDE AACHEN. The First American trnnos i.iiKhed across I he railroad tracks into the city of Aach- en at 9:29 a. m. today. This correspondent followed at , noon-time. i I am now two blocks inside the shell and bomb-blackened city and the foremost military elements are a few hundred yards ahead. Hu!e YAitx Througii Hlivets Sniper bullets are zinging through the streets occasionally. j Our men are moving cautiously a- head in a duel of small arms firing. ' It now is 1 p. m. It's a thrill to inside the much fought over city, first larger German community feel the tread of American feet, Kvery Houne fSiiiaxJieal From here, in a former school in from the roof down. There is no German artillery fire and the Hough- boys say they haven't had any yet, but there is plenty of small arms fire. Occasionally one hears the rapid sound of a tier man machine-gun so fast It sounds like tearing paper. Then there's a fusillade of our own automatic weapons and an American tank in a little square near here t Continued oo page St Nov. 22; California. Nov. 23; Missouri, Nov, 8; WaNhington, Nov, 25 and Rhode Island Iec. 4. KM 2-. Million Vote H-' ports continued to pile up indicating that there will be a service vote of two to three million which could easily be decisive in the election. Borne War Department officials, it was learned, privately estimate a service vote of between two and a half and three million out of a total national vote of forty to forty-five niillion. It is fn the big and doubtful states that the service vote may be crucial in the ejection. While an estimate of the number of service votes to be cast is admittedly virtually a guess at this time, the estimates of state officials include: California. 300.000; Pennsylvania. lMt.000 to 200.1)00; New York. 327.000; Ohio 200.000; New Jersey 200.000; Michigan 200.000; Illinois. 250.000 to 300.000. The soldier rote if mostly for one candidate could be decisive in the states. iContioued on Page Zl j i ' i Rev, Clifford C. Jordan, president i of the Clinton Ministerial Association ! and' pastor of the First Methodist church of Clinton, gave the responsive reading. Rev. Paul II. Shu Its, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute, Ind. gave the charge to the people and Rev. Allan A. Kobler, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Kock ville gave the charge to the NKW YORK, N. Y. Russian forces have smashed across the east Prussian boundaries, BBC reported today, quoting the Swedish newspaper Dageus Nyheter. "Moscow lias not confirmed this retort, the London radio asserted, "it is known that the Russians have massed troops on a wide area in the frontier zone." MOSCOW, Russia. A lare. scale lunK across the pre-war fron tier into Kast Prussia by formidable Soviet armies appeared imminent today after Red army assaults columns smashed the Nazis back on a 110-mile front in western Lithuania and moved to within 12 miles of the Kast Prussian rail center of Tilsit. (A Paris radio broadcast said that the Russians already were reported to have crossed the Kast Prussian border at three points.) Mwirt Blow at !) While the Soviets north of the border forced the Germans to withdraw alone the Kast Prussian frontier other Russian troops struck a sudden new blow against the Lat-(Contlnuea ou fge HI IncTaMl Suar Supplier for US Civilians in Store WASHINGTON. D. C. Increased civilian sugar supplies were in pros-pert today a the War Food Administration disclosed that stepped-up production in the midwest and wet-ern sugar beet factories and cane fi'lds. plus foreign imports, would enable distributors to rebuild their depleted stocks. Ie;piie this optimistic trend. WFA underscored the sugar situation, which was highlighted by a recent fttalemaie conference bet ween Cuban and I'nited Mates officials over a new contract for the fie mill lor ton I'HT, import crop, with a warning that current consumer demands are higher than domestic production and imports, WFA indicated the nation's augmented consumption rate with the dib"iM.ure that during the first eight months of this yar primary distributors in the I'nited Htatea marketed i it Zt . ton of suKar, an increase of 43. 00" tons over the same 1943 period. WFA said tha "nearly all" of the increase went to civilian. It was nefssitated WFA added, by an ln- crease in preserving and canning fruit and vegetables, larger-f han-normal production of condensed milk, and supplemental allotments for other civilian purposes. ncreased consumer demands for sugar have caused considerable ap prehension amor.? some Agriculture !epariment officials about future supplies, especially after the breakdown In I'nited Htates-Cuban negotiations. Cuban representatives bad sought a half cent increase oer the 2 75 cent per pound paid by the Com- mod it r Credit Corporation. Ther eit Jed drastic Increase In production routs which, they contended, make a new contract at the CCC price un- profitable. Three Clinton Sailors Meet for 'Gabfest At Treasure Island Three Clinton Navy men, F 1C Carl Blaneford, Charles L, Brown, snd Jack Myers, recently met on Treasure Island, according to a letter received by the Clintoniau today from Charles Brown. Brown, a former resident of Clinton, now of Chicago, III., was walking around the barracks on Treasure Island and met an old school chum and good friend. Jack Myers. After talking over old times, for approximately an hour .they went to chow. While they were eating they noticed another school chum, Carl Blaneford (Continued on pate 61 Dillicw G. Fauldn Diet in Itockville Hospital Thursday Dillies 0. Kaulds, 37, 1309 South Third Street, died at the itockville Sanatorium at 7 p. m. Thursday following an illness of two years. He is survived by the father, Thomas Kaulds, Clinton; one brother, Harold. I S. Navy, South Pa-etflc; one sister, Mrs. Prank Koyse, Terre Haute and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is a graduate of Clinton High School with the class of 1924 and during his high school career be was active in basketball and football. The body was taken to the Prist Funeral Home, remaining until time of funeral services at 2 p. nx Saturday. Rev. Roy Uuberg will officiate and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. He Is a Crew Chief In a veteran Troop Carrier Croup, commanded by Colonel John Cerny and has been overseas fur more than 2i months. Beltrame is the wearer of the North African - Kuropean Theater Ribbon with four battle stars. The Good Conduct Medal and The Air I Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster which he received for meritorious performance of duty in the invasion of Kouthern F ranee. His Troop Carrier Croup has participated in the invasion of Southern Franc. North Africa, Kicily. Italy, in addition to rendeting distinguished service in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operation. Before Joining the Army Air Forces, TSgt. Beltrame was employed by the Kantarossa Mosaic and Tile Company of Indianapolis. t'.S.A. Dora Costelio. husband of Mrs. Martha Cottfllo of Clinton has leen promoted from Keaman 2c to Petty Officer 3c. He is a baker in the ' Service Voles May Swing Election, See Possible 3 Week Delay in Returns NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any news of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column, PHONE 32 WASHINGTON. I). C. The American people, it developed, today may not know who their next president will be until at least three weeks after the Nov. 7th election because of delay in counting the service vote. The nation could be held in uncertainty even longer, but this is believed unlikely. While the soldier vote will not be complete until in December, the unofficial count will be made in the crucial states at an earlier date. May Wait for Official Onmt With some political forecasters predicting a close race for the electoral vote between President Roosevelt and Gov. Thomas K. Iewey, it is conceivable that the service vote will swing the election. In this case the nation would have to wait until it is counted to bail the new president. Eight states permit receipt and counting of service votes after the civilian population has voted. A canvass of state lams gives these dates for reipt of noldier otes: Colora do, North Dakota and Pennsylvania, THgt. George T. Lyons, If,, has arrived at Army Air Force Redistribution .Station No. 2 in Miami Beach for reassignment processing after completing a tour of duty outside the continental L'nired Ktate. Hgt. Lyons, winner of the IrtHtiu- guiebed Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, is the son of Mrs. Louis Lyons. North Main .Street, Hut wife, Mary, resides in Montezuma. luiing ten months in the Luropean theater the li-24 radio operator-merhanic-gunner flew 30 missions. He attended Clinton High School and entered the Army In Ie-cember, 1S42. US A IJruno R. Reltrame of North Sixih Ht reet , has been promoted to the grade of Technical Sergeant according to an announcement from the headquarters of Major General John K. Cannon's Twelfth Air Force. ) TKgt. Beltrame j the husband of ; Mr. Ivoui Ann Beltrame of Clinton and Indianapolis and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lino Beltrame cf Clinton.

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