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Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHER Fair and warm today and Wednesday. Fair and cool tonight. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Price Three Cents Volume 32 Number 201. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1944. IE Germans Battle Furiously to Block Cole highway V- A. Dewey in Si. Louis For Speech Enemy Fleet V lees Philippines In Week-Long Sea, Air Battle Jap Plane Losses Rise to 900 Villages North Of Aachen In 1st Array Hands Battle 3! fixe Near Aachen As Nazis Attempt to Block Highway; Counterattacks Aimed at Circled City SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. Two more German villages north of encircled Aachen fell today to mud-spattered Doughboys of the American First Army while some of the most furious fighting of the war raged east of the flaming city where Nimitz Crushes Jap Claims To ', Major Victory j B-29s Batter Formosa in 3rd Major Assault Key to Japan's Inner Defense King Reeling Under Successive B-29, Carrier-Based Assaults WASHINGTON, D. C. American Civil War Grips All Hungary; Nazis Seize Control in Budapest LONDON, England. Hungary was reported today to be in a statf of civil war after pro-Nazi elements seized control in Budapest in an effort to keep the tottering satellite nation in the war on the side of Germany. The reported outbreak of civil war, a Stockholm dispatch to the London Daily Express said, resulted in fighting in Budapest where the new government of Count Ferenc Szalasi declared martial law. A Budapest radio announcement 1 said that a curfew had been proclaimed in the Hungarian capital. Admiral Nicholas Horthy, deposed Enemy Fleet Runs From 1 Battle Again as Terrific US Forces Hit Formosa ; In Rising Sea, Air Blows PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Adi Nazi commanders struggled to prevent a breakthrough on the road to Cologne. A frontline dispatch received by Reuter's news agency said the Americans surged through the towns of Richterich and . Kohlscheld above Aachen as they tightened their grip around the gutted enemy bastion. Admit American Gains miral Chester W. Nimitz revealed tor day that units of the Japanese fleet were sighted by American warships operating in the western part of the Super-Fortress bombers struck for the third time against Formosa as Army and Navy planes moved to paralyze the striking power of that formidable Japanese base guarding the approaches to the Philippines Later the Nazi propaganda outlets admitted a gain of "a few hundred Philippines Sea but that the enemy warshins in the face of overwhelm- Republican candidate Thomas K. Dewey of New York, about to enter Missouri for a speech at St. Louis, stopped at Kast St. I.oni, III., to addres a huge throng of well wishers from the rear platform of his train. .Mrs. Dewey (left) and Governor Forrest C. Donncll of Missouri look on as Gov. lewey speaks. Regent, was said to be still besieged tCorilltitl it pih 3 I yards" by American troops southwest of Wurselen above Aachen. The f inn I'nired StatPR fteanower avoided and China. Third in Four Days No details were immediately avail able about the new B-29 raid on Kormosa. It was the third assault in Dewey Lashes at FDR Foreign Policy Soon Will Open New York Drive lour days by the giant American bombers. Meanwhile, Admiral Chester W. two captured towns are between Wurselen and Bard en berg. To the east, probably the fiercest battle ever fought on German soil raged between reinforced enemy hordes and American armored units threatening the direct route into Cologne. Advance at Venraai Headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower reported a new advance by British armor two miles west of Venraai on the Dutch front. The Bitter German Resistance Slows 5th Army March Kesserling Hurls Frantic Counter-Blows at U. S. Forces Deep in Po Valley Red Airmen Hurl Attack at East Prussian Defenses Massed Raid Strikes At Insterburg; Reds Step Up Advance in North Sector MOSCOW," Russia! While Sovi Nimitz reported from Pearl Harbor that only two niedura sized U. S. warships suffered torpedo damage an engagement and retired to their bases. ' Nimitz revealed for the first time that Jap fleet units were sighted during the week-long action in Formosa n and Philippine waters and save the lie to enemy claims of huge American losses in warships and personnel. " ' So Major I S Damage The Pacific fleet chief said that from Oct. 10 up to the time of the announcement of his communique early today that no damage pf any consequence had been done to United States battleships or carriers. Having disposed of Japan's claims of victory in a naval battle that never occurred, the United States Pacific command reeled off this stunning I Continued on page SI ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN EN ROUTE TO ALBANY, N. Y. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, having shattered Democratic belief that he would not challenge President Roosevelt's record in the field of foreign policy, hurled homeward today for his initial New York state campaign while Admiral William F. Halsey's powerful Third Fleet smashed at Formosa with carrier planes. Immobilize Formosa . High Tribute Paid To Willkie in Last Rites in Rushville RUSHVILLE, iuU Wendell L. Willkie "educated America in for speech. eign affairs", the Re'. George A. British gained 6,000 yards and cut the road connecting Venraai with Deurne. The Germans are now using flamethrowers at Maisfers-les-Metz on the Third Army front, headquarters said. American armor now is operating ROME, Italy. Heavy fichting was in progress today in the l'o Valley on the road to Bologna where Field Marhal Albert Kesseirings all-out defense of the Italian city The Republican presidential nominee, who will discuss foreign relations exclusively in a speech at New ; York City tomorrow night, took i Frantz, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, as The .mounting fury of the aerial campaign against Formosa indicated that the American High Command was seeking to immobilize that enemy base apparently in preparation for new Allied moves westward. Neutralization of Formosa's aerial striking power would isolate the (Continued on page 6) serted in his address at last rites (Continue on Page 6) has slowed progress of the advancing Fifth Army. German resistance grew stubborn sharp Issue in his St. Louis talk last night with the opposition claim that for the great Republican leader in Rushville this afternoon. et forces battled in the streets toda; in a drive to capture the city of Bel grade, mass Russian plane assault behind German lines In East Prus sia, indicated preparations for a step ped-up offensive in the northern ar eas of the eastern front. (The Red army already ha: launched a new drive in Poland, ac cording to dispatches broadcast b? the German agency DNB. Althougl unconfirmed in Moscow, the Nazi re ports stated that "ferocious battles are raging north of Warsaw. Th G prolans described the onerations a: the President's handling of internal ly mi.... i.. 'f-" "h , ,ional affairs entitles him to re-elec- ergnano. a town ten miles soulh of tion. Full Hearing In Statler Brawl Is Bologna, but American forces slug ged into the Nazi forces to push for ward 1.000 yards on the Florence- Asked in Capital Bologna highway, Itoad Hazardous WASHINGTON, D. C. Counsel an "all-out" Russian offensive.) Frequent German counter-attacks and employment of smashing artil for the two naval officers involve in the "Battle of the Statler" ule- Wildcat Strikes Tie Up 11,000 Workers in Detroit DETROIT, Mich. Eleven thousand workers were idle In the Detroit area today as wildcat strikes tied up production of vital war material ranging from axles for combat trucks to aircraft parts. Despite pleas from the Army and a War Labor Board back-to-work or I Reds Move On Riga I Red columns admittedly Werc manded a full and open senate hear Capital Housing Officials Echo Teen-Age Concern (Editors Note: This is the second of three articles growing out of the controversy arounsed by the rape-murder of an 18-year old government worker, as to whether teenage girls should be brought from their homes to work for the government in Washington. This article deals with the lack of government supervision In the housing of government girls. INS. Waslmt. By MARTHA KEARNEY WASHINGTON. D. C. Concern voiced by Mrs. Franklin D. Roose Five thousand mourners g inside aud outside the flower-strewn Wyatt Memorial Mortuary listened to the high tribute voiced by the Indianapolis minister and by the Rev. C. V. Reeder. acting pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Rushville, who delivered a prayer. The rites were simple. There was no music; there were no honorary pallbearers. The eight active pail-bearers were present or past tenants or workers on the Willkie farms in Rush County. They bore the body to its last resting place in Rushville's East Hill Cemetery. Accompanied by a score of relatives and family friends from New York, the widow, Mrs. Edith W. Willkie. and son. Lieut. Philip Willkie of the U- S. Navy, came by train to Dunreith, Ind., this morning and ( Continued on page 6) More than 15,000 persons, who filled every inch of the big Kiel auditorium, as well as a nationwide radio audience, heard Gov. Dewey assert that: Brink of Cfiaos 1. American representation in the vital areas abroad is "on the brink of chaos." 2. An administration cannot play its proper role in world affairs when it is "too tired and worn out to bring order out of its own chaos either at home or abroad." "The New Deal s record at home is one long record of failure," Gov. Dewey asserted. "But some people still tell us: 'We agree that the New Deal is a failure at home but its. moving fast in a smashing blow a-gainst Riga, the vital Baltic port of Latvia. The Moscow communique described the actions near Riga as re-( Continued on page 6) lery barrages made it a rough road to travel. Heavy concentrations of battery fire retarded advances of the Fifth Army and. along with the counterattacks, made the situation uncertain at the Bologna approaches. In a 13-hour period, the heavy Nazi field guns laid down 1.000 rounds of artillery fire into the Yank forward lines in the vicinity der, approximately 7,600 employes at the Timken Detroit Axle Company ing today as members of the Ar u Teamsters Union faced the probabil-iiy of "perjury trials" unless they can back up their sworn statements ; blaming the navy men for the fa- s mous fight. I Thomas C Bradley, attorney for j the naval officers, declared "I now 'see no escape from a full, complete 'and open hearing by the senate campaign expenditures committee, with all witnesses being under oath and the truth of their statements being subject to the penalties for perjury and falsM swearing." Bradley termed as "absolutely un continued a strike which halted production of axles for combat trucks. Company officials attributed the of Route 65. This concentration velt and District of Columbia offi cials over the welfare of teen-age strike to disciplining of a union committeeman. government girls in the capital was foreign policies are very good. Let me ask you: alone set a war-time record for the employment of German artillery. Broad Figiith Advance The Eighth Army, pressing toward Both the military and McOraw echoed today by housing officials. Answer Through Censorship Brother of Universal Man Dies in Columbus, Ohio Elmer L. Griffith. 57. civilian employe in the U. S. government hospital at Cauip Atterbury. Ind. died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday in a hotel in Columbus. Ohio. Mr. Griffith, brother of Kd Griffith of Universal, made his home at 914 Goodlet Street. Indianapolis. He was employed as a brace-maker at the Camp Atterbury hospital. Mr. Griffith was born in Salind-ville, Ohio and had spent his recent years In Indianapolis. He was a member of the Eighth Christian "We feel guilty about trying to find rooms for them instead of telling them to go home to their moth 'Can an. administration which Is disunited and unsuccessful at Bologna along the road from Rimini, f advanced on a broad front to ap-, Avenue plants of the Kelsey-Hayes Wheel Company were shut down and 1.8O0 workers were idle. The dispute arose over additional pay for material handlers, a company spokesman said. Production of airplane engine and tank parts, am- j phibious landing craft parts and ! true" two AFL affidavits charging that the navy men began the brawl after they bad made "unrepeatable remarks" about President Roosevelt. ers," a war housing aide declared. "Every time I leave my office and see the rows of babies sitting out proaeh the River Pipciatello. British and Indian troops made good progress south of the road. Greeks in the Eighth Army, stirred by news of the liberation of their home be any better abroad?" "Can an administration which is filled with quarreling and back-biting where we can see It, be any better abroad where we cannot see it? Well, the answer to that seeps through even the thick wall of side hopefully I shiver," a housing parts for other military vehicles was homeland, paced the push in the j Adriatic sector, however, by sending: Major Slate GOP Candidates to Be Here Wednesday Ralph Gates, Republican candidate for governor of Indiana and Rue J. Alexander, candidate for secretary of state, will speak at a Republican meeting at the Clinton G- O. P. headquarters at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Oct. 18 and several othrr meetings in Vermillion County. Clarence B. Campbell, county Republican chairman announced today. These candidates will be the main j it was the disclosure of these affidavits that caused Rep. Maas (R) Minn., ranking minority member of the house naval affairs committee j to declare that AFL union members j had "better be able to back up their Church in the caiptal. . patrols aero Pa the still swollen Fl umicino River. i With the election only three weeks The Allied Mediterranean Air away. Gov. Dewey demonstrated in Force and naval units also were in his St. Louis speech that he intends Impaired. At the Briggs Manufacturing Company's Hamtramck and Milwaukee plants, 1.45 2 were out, crippling production of aircraft material. Officials at the Monranto Chemical Company, manufacturers of Besides the brother in Universal, he is survived by a brother John, of Salindville; and a sister. Mrs. Lloyd Hardgrove of Winona. Ohio. The body will be returned to Clinton. Wednesday and will be taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending the thick of actions, with the MAAFi to step up continuously the vigor of administrator added. "Most of them have no idea of how to act or dress; I don't see bow their parents can let them leave home to come to Washington." In her latest news conferences the First Lady has expressed serious doubt that teen-age girls should be on their own in the capital. Two directors of government-owned Arlington Farms dormitories, Mrs. Roosevelt's guests, suggested that the Civil Service Commission investigate school records to establish the maturity and stability of girls taking his attacks upon the Roosevelt ad laumiiiug x.vv utay ana nieaium bombers In a series of far-flung chemicals for warfare, reported 150 ministration. iContlnuea oa page 8) (Continued on page 6 workers idle. completion of funeral arrangements. speakers at the rally to be held at the ;. O. I, headquarters on South Main street. At a luncheon In Newport Mrs. affidavits or there 11 be some perjury trials." Maas, who made an "independent" Investigation of the fracas, entered the complex developments which have followed the fight when he made public a letter he had received from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. Forreatal gave the two younjj officers. I.t. Randolph Dickins. Jr.. and Lt. Com dr. James H. Suddetb. a clean bill ef health, when he wrote that a Shore Patrol report of the Incident "shows that no complaint or charge of misconduct was made of either of the officers Involved, and none is pending." - The Teamsters, through AFL gen Eleanor Snodgrass, state vice chair Plans for County Observance Of Navy Day Oct 27th Well Advanced man and Noble Johnson, candidate South Bend CIO Union Convention Ousts Six Anti-Communist Members SOUTH BEND, Ind. The ouster f The charges against the six won-of eix anti-communist leaders from based on an affidavit by Joseph Slus-membership in the United Farm E-j sar of Chicago, a union steward, who quipment and Metal Workers Union, testified he attended meetings of a CIO, today bore the approval of de- group organized by Dubiinski and his for Congress from the sixth district will be the guest speakers. The meeting wiil be held at 12:20 p. m. at the County Court House. Many county candidates will be guests at the luncheon which Is to be sponsored by the Women's Republican Club of Vermillion County. Tl.ree other meetings are scheduled for the same day in the county at Dana, 11 a. m.; Cayuga, 3 p. m. and Perrysville, 4 p. m. . Plans for observance of Navy Day. ' Names of all Vermillion County men Oct. 27. in Clinton and Vermillion in the navy will be obtained through County are well underway with ar- the draft board. Raymond Medlock. rangements nearly complete for the chairman of the county board, said, dinneri parade and meeting at thej Officials of the Wabash River Clinton High School gymnasium. T. j Ordnance Works, both Du Pont and L. McDonald, county Navy Day ( War Department, are eipected to be chairman, said last night at a meet-1 present at the meeting and to be ing of the Clinton Navy Day commit- represented in the parade which will eral counsel. Joseph A. Pad way. followers and that this group planned "to get the Reds out of the plant and out of office in the union." A loca 1 co in m i t tee which f ir.st tried them in Chicago as "disrupters" exonerated them. Seven mem legates to the organization's second biennial convention in South Bend. It was sustained at a closed session at which the defendants, numbers of Local No. 101 at the International Harvester Works in Chicago, said they were barred, as were government jobs in the capital. WAVE public relations officers say that although WAVES are over 20 -years of age it is believed necessary to give them some measure of protection while they are stationed in Washington. "There isn't a deadline for getting In at night in most barracks." they explain. "Most barracks make girls sign in and out. however, and tell where they are going when they are off duty. "This is ostensibly done in case they should be needed while off duty but mostly for their own protection." WAVES of the rank of petty officer second class and above may live away from the barracks and no check is made on their activities. Housing officials feel consicence-stricken because their connection , with teen-age applicants for houfine 1 ends when they have supplied a list tee. precede tiie meeting. Representatives of each organization in the county mill take part in the parade, it is planned, with up- Present plans call for a dinner at fi p. m. in the Half Century Club to be open to the public. Guests at bers of the local however appealed their supporters and guests invited j to the union's international execu Prize Flowers Grown In Ciinton Woman's Garden Giant-sized Cox Comb's, the pret the dinner will be the Navy Day county delegations expected to swell to attend the convention. speaker. Lieutenant C- X. Springer the line of march. Members of Lions' Carry Fight to Courts !of the Navy Midshipmens' School Clubs throughout the county as well tiest and most perfect ever grown The defendants, who declared they made available affidavits signed by two women, who charged that the' offerers made "unrepeatable remarks" about the President. The women, both connected with AFL unions, quoted one of the offi-' cers as saying, "to hell with the commander-in-chief, we're gofng to have a new one in January." Padway disclosed also that he had many more affidavits he estimated "two dozen" to be turned over to the senate campaign expenditures committee, which is conducting a "preliminary" investigation of thf fight which has mushroomed into an issue In the current political 'at the University of Notre Dame, i as Boy Scout troops and many other j according to many people, are being now could carry the fight to the Mnitn Kend. Ind.. and rocn men men j organizations will take part. . grown by Mrs. Sadie Home, route court hs in an effort to keep their jobs, are: Thomas Dublinski, former - home on leaves and furloughs. Cooperation of Cayuga and the two. Clinton. live board. The board, the defendants charged, is dominated by Grant Oakes. international president, and Joseph Weber, International organizer, whom Dublinski and others of his group described as widely known communists. A new committee was appointed to hear the cases of the accused and the six were adjudged guilty.- The anti-communists carried their Continued on Page Z ! At the mass meeting scheduled ! north part of the county was pledg-for 8:15 at the gymnasium a pro- ed by two Cayuga men, Don Clark .gram in addition to Lieut. Spring- and Otto Julick who were urgent at The combs measure 25 inches a-J president of Local 101; William Go-round and are a rich red velvet, ae-!dek. former financial secretary; Rob-cordine to a letter received bv the ert Walsh, former local educational of vacancies to them. "They do not report back to us aflaress will be given. Mothers last nights meeting-. Maynard C. ! Clintonian today. (director; Frank Skorepa, John Kor- and we hav no Idea what happens and wives of men in the navy will Wigztn. president of the Newport ! Mrs. Home raises the flowers in j kas and John Vysihers. all of Chica- iCo&JiowM 03 l ibe guests at the meeting. J (Continued on Tage 2) ; her garden every summer. jgo.

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