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THE DAILY CLINTON! AN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHER Fair and warm today. Partly cloudy and mild tonight. Thursday partly cloudy and cooler. CLINTON, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1944. Price Three Cents Volume 32 Number 202. mm mm A Afo) ALLIED PLANES RIP INTO REICH Gigantic Pacific Sea-Air Battles Rage on Into 10th Day; New Blow at Philippines; Rain, Mud Bog Down Big Reich Fuehrer Admits Allies Breach German Border Volksturm, Peoples Army, Ordered to Defend Reich Against Britain, IT. S.; Mobilize Men 16 - 60 LONDON, England. Adolf Hit ILHELMSHAVEN NETHER- ',HAMBURG I'.'i U. S. Submarines Sink 32 More J?V Tempo of Allied Attack Slacks On All Fronts ! House-to-House Fighting, Nazi Counterblows Mark Aachen Area; Allied Ring ; Holds; Slight Gains Made Ships; Enemy Plane Losses at 3,000 WASHINGTON. D. C. America's rampaging Pacific Submarine Fleet today reported it's largest single bag of the war 32 Japanese vessels sunk. Including 3even warships. The lateBt successes of the far-ranging submarines were announced In a communique released by Secretary of the Navy James Forestul at his weekly news conference. ' 8,000 Planes Destroyed At the same time Forreotal revealed that America's powerful Third LANDS I DUISBURG'f iBELGIUMi FRANCE r. and Fifth Fleets with their carriers destroyed more than 3,000 Japanese planes in the last four and a half months and sunk and probably sunk more than 900 rncmy ships of all types. 1 sticky knee-deep mud of a European : The communique on submarine autumn came to the rescue of Ger-cinkings listed three destroyers. , man troops on the western front three escort vessels and one mine today, slowing up the tempo of Al J More than 6,5)0 Allied planes. Including more than 4,000 heavy, bombers, have given Germany a terrific battering in new air assault against the Nail supply lines bark of (lie Siegfried Line. Hamburg and Wllliemidiaven were hard hit as was Duishurg and Cologne. Six-ton earthquake bombs dropped by the K. A. P. scored direct lilts on the already dry Sorpe dain, southeast of Dortmund. Dewey, FDR Schedule Major Talks Slashing Soviet Air Blows Rock E. Prussia Lines Massed Ground Offensive Near; Land Troops Drive Along Long Battlefront MOHtOW. Russia. In a special order of tho day, Premior Mar-shal JiiHPuh V. Slalin announced tonight that Bed army troops have entered 'iechodovakla "I n denth." MOSCOW Powerful Soviet Air Forces maintaining relentless attacks in advance of strong Red Army assault units cut a direct Bwath today in the direction of the East Prussian capital of Koenigaberg. The shattering aerial blows along Ihe highroad from Soviet border positions on the Lithuanian-East Prussian frontier cut heavily Into German transport and communications points on Reich soil. Reds Sweep Forward While fighting continued In tne streets of Belgrade and the Red Army In Transylvania and as far north as Latvia swept on to new objectives, the fliers carried out devastating attacks in East Prussia. Railway junctions at Insterburg. Gumbinnen and Stalluooenen were attacked, according to the Moscow Ac rmnaian Enters Final Weeks Manila, Clark Field Blasted In U. S. Attacks No Let-Up Seen in Vast Sea, Air Mauling of Jap Defenses; 80 Planes Raid Center of Philippines All the preliminaries to liberation of the Philippines so eloquently pledged by Gen. Douglas MacArthur were being carried out today In a rising crescendo of American naval and air force attacks against Japanese garrisons in the enslaved islands. For the tenth consecutive day gigantic new American bomber attacks were carried out against military objectives In Manila and nearby Clark airfield. It was at this airdrome that United States aerial strength in the far western Pacific was wiped out in the Japanese sneak attacks or almost three years ago. Jap Tell Manila Attack Japanese broadcasts were the sole source of Information on the Manila assault, the latest chapter In Admiral William F. Halsey's unbroken and endless sorties against the out posts of Tokyo, but there was little doubt It would be confirmed In time by the Navy Department In Washington and by Admiral Chester W. Nim-iti at Pearl Harbor. Each passing hour laid emphasis upon the fact that the United States I fleet In full fighting trim was out swinging and pulling no punches. Send Planes on All Target Its prime objective obviously was to lure the Imperial navy of Japan into action, but this failed. The enemy saw Halsey's array of floating dynamite and ran away, so Halsey and his Third Fleet tack force commander. Rear Admiral Marc C. Mit-scher, chose the next best thing. They sent their carrier-based planes out against anything in sight and the targets, according to a Pearl Harbor communique, were "objectives in the Philippines." IU-Krt 80-1'lane Attack According to Tokyo, 80 American planes, attacking in three waveB. went in against Manila and Clark Field and also hit Legaspi, one of the chief harbors in the Philippines where overwhelming numbers of Japanese troops and marines landed in December, 1S41. (Continued on page 3) New Management For Loral Ford Garage Plant Wilson-Justice-Osella Auto Sales, formerly Coleman Auto Co. and Ford Garage is now under the management of Russell Wilson, Louis Osel-la and Noah Justice, well known local men. it was announced today. Noah Justice, an employe of the Coleman Co. for the past' 15 years is the shop manager In the new Company. Russell Wilson before the opening of the new company had been an employee of the Coleman Co. for the past 20 years. The new company which is a complete garage and auto sales service was opened under new management Friday, Oct. 13. communique which outlined results 1 smashed northward along the Hoof the raids. I logna-Florence highway today to M BRUNSWICK DORTMUND Berlin 'COLOGNE. RUHR VALLtY GERMANY ALBANY, N. Y. Gov. Thomas 5. Dewey will outline to the voters tonight further details of his foreign policy views, emphasizing the ... ho hoiiovoa necessary to pre- bitib - - vent future disruption of world peace. Udiu-Addrfws Tonight Tk Renuhitcan Presidential nom inee will address the Herald-Tribune Forum In New York City. His talk will be carried over a nation-wide radio hook-up between 9:30 and 10 p. m. (EWT). Gov. Dewey, who returned to Albany last night from St. Louis, Mo., was to leave here at 9:40 a. m. for New York, arriving in the latter city about 1 p. m. Immediately after his broadcast he will return to Albany for the night. Discuss Labor in Pittsburgh Thn r.nl ennftirlnte will leave for Pittsburgh Thursday night, where 1 nn Frlrinv lie will deliver a maior j "ampalgn talk dealing mainly with labor problems. In his first foreign policy speech, at Louisville in early September, (Continued nn Page 8) Third US Officer Involved in AFL, Service Brawl WASHINGTON, D. C. The sen ate campaign expenditures commit tee was called into session today to decide whether it shall hold formal hearings on the "battle of the Stat- ler" as a new episode in the now famous incident was brought to light. The Washington Times-Herald in a coyprighted story said that short ly before tiie fight In which two naval officers fought it out with members of th AFL. Teamsters Union who questioned their political beliefs, a marine major was ap proached and shoved around by the same or a similar group" who demanded to know his voting intentions. "During the melee, the marine's aggressors pushed him back against a floral display in the lobby, upset ting the container and strewing flowi-rs and water over the floor, it was reliably reported," the article said. The copyrighted story further said a group of "six or seven" men, "all of whom boasted of being teamsters, went to several parts of the hotel the night of September 23. demanding to know of various persons what they thought of the speech which had just been concluded before the union by President Roosevelt." Meanwhile, the full five-member senate committee was called togeth er to hold hearings on other matters pertaining to the political campaign, but Sen. Green (D) R. I., chairman of the group, announced that he "hoped" to hold an executive meeting some time during the day to reach a decision on the Statler af-; fair. j Robert T. Murphy, counsel for the j senate group, and a staff of invest!-1 gators have been busy gathering ev-j idence of the scrap for almost two i weeks, but have steadfastly refused j to make public any of t liir findings. . Olkaiserslautern i I izr-nsn iTALYeJra) ler formally established a guerrilla army throughout Nazi Germany today to fight "with every weapon at its command" against Allied Invasion of the Reich. In a proclamation broadcast by the Berlin radio and signalizing his first public address since the alleged attempt upon his life at his military headquarters months ago. Hitler admitted that all Germany's allies had deserted his cause, conceded that Allied troops are at the frontier of Germany, and called upon every able-bodied male between 16 and 60 to battle against Great Britain and I the United States. Admits Hungary Lost His declaration that "all" of Germany's satellites have broken away from the Axis was taken as an admission that even Hungary, where German troops are attempting to nullify an armistice request made by Regent Admiral Nicholas Horthy, Is now out of the Nazi camp. The one-time bombastic fuehrer, probably speaking from hiB hideout at Berchtesgaden near which Allied bombs fell a few days ago, pitcured Germany as a nation ringed in by enemies bereft of all outside support and compelled to depend upon Its own resources and weapons for "salvation." Defeat J Told Never in ail the tortured history that Hitler has made for the world in Ills fourteen years of power has he stepped before a swastika-draped microphone with anything approaching this concession of defeat. The only old-time spark In his proclamation was the time-worn i Continued on faro. I) Fear of Secret Treaties in US; Kelland Asserts INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Fear that what happened to President Wilson at the peace conferences after World War 1 may happen to Roosevelt is growing among the people whom Clarence Budington Kelland has met during his crosB-country tour, the noted author asserted in Indianapolis yesterday. The creator of Scatter-good Balnes, who also is Republican national committeeman from Arizona, Is scheduled to make the second of two Indiana speeches tonight at Terre Haute. He spoke last night in behalf of the G. O. P. before a rally sponsored by the Young Republican Club of Indiana University in Blooming-ton. Kelland, at his Indianapolis news conference, said he had encountered a belief that "secret agreements have been made between Stalin. Churchill and Roosevelt." He charged that existence of secret agree ments had contributed to failure of the World War I peace. He opined that the nation "needs someone with no pals, and who has made no dickers" to represent it at the peace table. Kelland referred to Dewey In saying that peace plans should be made as a prosecutor prepares a case and by someone "not moved by personal consideration." The author said he believed that the more people who vote the more advantage It will be to the Republi can party. The political action com mittee has been working very hard for Roosevelt. Kelland said, but resentment at thoir methods is resulting in "three Republican votes for everyone they got for the New Deal." While the author saw an upsurge In favor of Dewey among the so-called border states of Maryland. West Virginia. Kentucky and Tennessee, he asserted: "Anybody who thinks we'll make Inroads in the south is Just plain silly." He expressed a belief that New York will give the Republicans a majority and that Oklahoma is "definitely Dewey." His own state of Arizona, once 8 to 1 for the Democratic party, was described as "even" now. Texas he thought was unpredictable, while California was classified by Kelland as doubtful with the northern part favoring Dewey. HUNTINGTON. Ind. It is not strange that the first practical revolt j against the New Deal came from the i farm areas. Homer E. Capehart. Republican senatorial nominee, said in an address at Huntington last night "Here in the Middle West Is the! center of opposition to the fourth! term, to communism and to Browder ! and Hillman and bureaucracy." Capehait declared. I KUPIWjME HEADQUARTERS, A1-. lied Expeditionary Force The lied attack all along, the line. While successful mopplng-up ac- tivitieB and repulse of a fresh Ger man counterattack were reported from Aachen and the surrounding sector, a spokesman at Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower's headquarters frank-ly admitted that weather conditions had put a severe damper on Allied asBault. Severe Rains in Holland Rain is especially severe on tne Dutch front, the spokesman said, pouring out of the skies In what he described as "cats and dogs and little kittens". ' ' Despite this handicap, he said, Canadian troops scored a slight advance ' beyond the town of Isien-dijlte. . v rniimlinns Near Hreskins The Canadians now, are within 3.000 to 4.000 yards of Bresklns, while British troops still are fighting Inside the town of Venray. elirht miles from the German frontier,: which has not yet been captured'. In general, the spokesman added, the weather 1b "appalling," which it proving a great help to the Ger-(Contlnued on page 61 ' Eisenhower Rules No Armistice In '.' War On Germany SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force. (Delayed) There will be no armiBtlce with Germany and Nazism will be outlawed by the death penalty under Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower's plan for Allied military government of the defeated Reich. This unequivocal attitude the strongest delineation of Gen. Eisenhower's plans of conquest yet voiced was outlined officially today by Brig. Gen. Julius C. Holmes, deputy chief of G-5, Supreme Headquarters. Allied Expeditionary Force. Holmes made clear that Gen Eisenhower intends to rule hiB occupied territories of Germany with an iron hand. Severe but just treatment, the brigadier-general said, will be meted out to the German people. Declaring that Gen. Eisenhower will exercise tire law of the conquerors. Holmes Bald there was going to be a German surrender no armls-.. tice. He served warning that ruth lessly drastic steps will be taken to obliterate the Nasi party and pre vent it from emerging again In anr. disguised form. ' Afler Elsenhower establishes control in that part of Germany rotf-quered by his armies. Gen. Holmes said. It will become a capital offense Tor any G'Tinnn lo aid the Nail party or hiiv of its organliallons. Gen. Eisenhower will be supreme authority In the territories occupied by armies under his command. Any Germans Including Nasls wno are arrested In these territories afler Allied occupation will he given a fair trial. Gen. Holmes emphasised. Afler we have established order, he added, there will and must be law. The Germans, he said, cannot be permitted to conduct their own shooting campaign against the Naiis and ail must be accorded the due processes of law. Gen. Holmes disclosed that the AMG staff has been sitting outside the battlefield city of Aachen for two weeks awaiting the order to go in. While G. Eisenhower will remove all ardent Nails from public office immediately, military expediency may necessitate the use of clerical help and even German police in some areas. Gen. Holmes said. Arkansas Man is Fined J. H. Thomas. Ft. Smith. Ark., was given a $2 traffic ticket in citv court. Tuesday. Oct. 17. following arrest by city police for passing a red light. layer in the combatant category. This boosted the total score for American submarines alone to 80i Jap ships sunk, 37 probably sunk and 115 damaged for a grand total of 95G s'nee the war began. In his recapitulation of enemy losses at the hands of the two fleets Forrestal said that 1,827 Jap air craft were shot down and 1,253 de stroyed on the ground for a total of 3.080 since last June 6. 341 I S Planes Lost American plane losses during that period were 341. The two fleets In various action:! In the far Pacific reported destruc- I ronftntii'i. dt tinge Yanks Smash Onto Bologna; Germans Throw in Reserves Americans Batter Way To Within 8 Miles of City; Dodecanese Island Taken ROME, Italy. American troops of the Allied Fifth Army in Italy within eight miles or uoiogna. The advance against hitler German opposition was made with -the help of close support by the tactical air force and advanced elements reached Mont Ilelmonte. Parallel Drive Advances Eighth Army troops on the Adriatic sector, pushing forward parallel with the Rimini-Bologna road in i broad enveloping movement, reached the Pisciatello River and senl spearheads to within two miles of the industrial city of Cesena. Heavy fighting raged on both the Fifth and Eighth Army fronts, par-ticiilaxly north of Liverguano where Nazi Field Marshal Albert Kessi'l-ring threw in additional reserve anrt launched Buccesslve counter- atlai.i,3 jn an attempt to delay the relentless march on Bologna. Patrols Cross River Greek patrols which crossed the Fiumicino River on the Adriatic sector were further reinrorced by combined forces penetrating Higossa. Good progress in the foothill-south of the Bologna-Rimini road also was made. The Important hill (Continued on page 31 Eilit Hoosier Cities Warned on Stream Pollution Count INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Eight Indiana municipalities and two private firms have until Oct. 1. 1945. to cease pollution of Hoosier streams and rivers. Notices were sent yesterday by the Slate SI ream Pollution Hoard to Plymouth, Fowler, flicatur. Portland. Wabash! Columbia City. Fort Branch. Terre Haute. Kintland Dairy Products of Mulberry, and the Emge Packing Company of .Fort Branch. The board also went on record an opposing proposed federal control of state pollution activities as set forth in the Spence-Barkley bill now before Congress. The bill provides a federal grant of f5.000.(ion annually which would be matched by individual states to finance anti-pollution work. Joseph L. Quinn. executive secretary of the commission, estimated the cost of the Indiana program at I28.0OO.oipO and said that with federal aid matched by state funds it would take 14 years to complete the work. He explained that the group is opposed to federal control because of the need for speedy solution of the pollution problem. j I i j wAMUivr.TON. D. C. Presi dent Roosevelt's intention to make an all-out bid for the 82 electoral votes of vital New York and ,Penn-.iu . disclosed today with announcement that he will make two speeches In New York Saturday be-. .!, hi fieht for a fourth term to Philadelphia next week. Democratic party leaders in -w York City revealed that the President will stump New York In a clty-. ,.,i, tmir highlighted by a political address at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn. Saturday morning, i same evening Mr. RooBevclt will deliver a foreign policy address before the Foreign Policy Association appearance previously announced by the White House. iHhnnrh the White House ae- oitnoH in rnmitipnt on the plan to stump New York. Democratic Na tional Chairman Robert fc. nanne-Ean. Jr.. confirmed the preparations for the city tour. The President, himself, ruiea oui ranenntinentnl campaign speak- ing trip, but he said he expects to nake some more speeches ueiore tne ,i.Hnn He may eo to Chicago, Boston, and possibly Cleveland, although Mr. Roosevelt said decisions have not been made. The decision to invade Pennsylvania came in the face of mounting ?niihtian strength In this key election state, and with evidence of waning Democratic strength brougnt out in the stale's voting registration. Reports from Pennsylvania showed today that 800.000 more voters have registered In the Republican column than mustered by the Democratic machine. (Continued on rage t) ITdale Paratrooper Killed in Holland With U.S. Forces Set. Homer Guy Hughs, 21. son of Mrs. ldena Hughs, rural rouie HillBdale and nephew of Carl John-Bon. Clinton, whs killed in action in Holland, Sept. 25, according lo word received by his mother last week from the I'nitfd States War Department. Sgt. Hughs, a parat rooncr In the United States Army, was born Oct. 20. 1922 ill Hillsdale and spent his entire life there. He is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. In September of 1942 he entered the armed forces and was shipped overseas in February of this year. His last furlough before going overseas was in December of 1943. Besides the mother he is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Kinney. Winsor Locks. Conn., formerly a nurse in the United States Army Nurse CorpB and several aunts and uncles. Well-Known Rockville Woman Dies at Hospital Mrs. Anna Moore. 56. a well known resident of Rockville. Ind.. died at 11:4s p. m. Tuesday at the Vermillion County Hospital following an extended illness. The body was taken to the McMillan Funeral Home pending com-pletfon of funeral arrangements. Train coachea and flatcars were, (Continue!! oo page St R Parents to be Held Responsible For Hallowe'en Damage Parents of children were warned today by Chief of Police Harley You-mans that they will be held responsible for all damages made by their children by any Halloween pranks. Mr. Youmans Issued the following statement today: "Halloween is nearly here. The riinmn Police Deiiart inent wanlB the children and grown ups to have a good time. Nobody masked and go- ing to parties or parading arouna in fun will be molested "However, we are at war. soap contains war materials. It should "hot be wasted. What a shame Borne soldier should be killed for want of ammunition, the material for which was wasted in Halloween pranks. "Also every bit of time used in re nairing Halloween damage is that much time lost from essential war work. "The parents of all children are warned that they will be held ac countable for any damage done. "Let's have as much lun as we can frightened muirles through shell holes in the doorways of ruined buildings. Fear erased dogs skitter along the streets barking at nothing and a few dirty chickens peck around In the shambles. In the principal streets of the city muddy water runs through from scores of opened mains, the streets arc covered with holes the Germans used as sniper and machine-gun positions. Tangles of Honw Goods Tangles of wire and cables, broken lampposts, bricks and glass are mixed with garbage, household possessions, clothes, clocks, plumbing and pitiful little things such as a calendar neatly wrapped with tissue. American soldiers are visible oc casionally, running hunched over. or across an avenue commanded by miliiraeter guns which are roar-(Continued on Page Z) Aachen is City of Desolation After Terrific US Air, Ground Bombardment AACHEN American troops today occupy a large part of the smouldering ruins of the Cathedral City of Aachen. There Is house-to-house fighting through the gutted handsome homes and fashionable apartment buildings as well as through the crushed little shops of the poorer districts which have been turned into red-streaked gray rubble. Dead t'nnana Ewrywlier Dead Germans are sprawled and huddled everywhere, piled against sand - bagged basement windows which once were machine-gun nests and curled stiffly in shattered doorways. Silence and utter devastation hangs in the streets and flaps from gaping windows. Khell-Klinrked Animals la Streets Hungry, shell-shocked horses can- j ler, up the alleys and down the debris-chocked avenues and poke their.

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