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THE DAILY GLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 10687 THE WEATHER Partly cloudy today, tonlKht and Saturday. Little change in temper- Price Three Cents CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1944. Volume 32 Number 204. em m in fo) Ml fo) iii u v Return to the Philippines Hungarian Rail I Labor Backing Is Coal of Dewey's Light Enemy Resistance Met Pittsburgh Talk; Appeals to Miners PITTSBURGH Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, greeted by a crowd c PITTSBURGH Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, greeted by a crown 1 MARCUS I rf : FORMOSA I pacific -5 .. 2B.nnn i.crsons on his arrival in Pittsburgh for an attack upon the Roose I mt nrtiu r . Aachen Finally Falls to First American Army Week of All-Out Tank, Infantry Attack Pounds City Into Submission; Canadians in New Thrust SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al velt labor policies and the Hillman Political Actn Committee, declared today that "the white collar worker in the United States is nlowly becoming the forgotten man." The Republican Presidential nominee said the plight of the white collar worker would be one of the topics covered tonight in his Pittsburgh If I ULITHI I ?IARI IJMANilA. "00 MUES -- I Z3M . EAST OF YAP) ST.IIAM. fcrf$p VAP CAROLINE- ' r j. is.. "j gf.TBiiK - MOROTAI yjgjgbraHAI.M.HEii.Y IS. Keeping the most dramatic von of the ar, tion. Douglas Mar-Artliur is now in command of an American inviihioii army landing in the Philippines. The vast American arnmnda landed on the islan.l of lieyte, (Mil) miles north of Morotni, slmim on the map, and In s position where the Anieiiciin rnrces r.-m niii (lie Jail defenders In two. Also shown is HUM Island where American forces landed In September, forging nearer completion tin' lins of Ainer-i-nn steel ai-ound the Philippines. lied Expeditionary Force Grimy, mud-stained infantrymen and tank units of the American First Army 'captured the bitteriy-aeienaea .ei-man garrison city of Aachen today one week after an all-out attack was I launched on that enemy bastion. .ni-e nf Nazi nrisoners surrend ered, many in Bizeable groups, as the fighting men of Lieut. Gen. Courtney H. Hodges' command occupied the city the first German metropolis ever taken In battle by American troops. Rubble-Strewn City ' In normal times. Aachen has a population of some H5.000 persons. Today it is a rubble-strewn debris heap; a testimony to Adolf Hitler's determination to drag even his own cities down with him in his fall. Simultaneously, a new Canadian Army attack 14 miles northeast of Antwerp in the vicinity of St. Leonard Brecht was reported by Gen. nwight D. Eisenhower. Push Tow ard Venlo wi,h ttritiah infantry and Amer ican armor pushing ahead over mud- ana ken hnttlefields toward Venlo, important Maas River communications center on the German frontier, headnuarters disclosed the new Ca nadian thrust, carried out in a 9 'Extremely Light' U.S. Casualties. In Philippine Landings: McArthur northerly direction, i . , ,, The Germans are believed spread Ific fleet headquarters was officially out thinly in the St. Leonard area, silent today concerning navy partici-A slight improvement in the Al- . pation in the long-awaited American lied situation south of Oostburg Hoi- return to the Philippines, a commun- land, was reported. I ique from Admiral Chester W. Nim- Drive On Breskens " itz rovealed that carrier-based air- At the other side of the Nether- craft played an Important supporting lands battlefront. troops of the Ca- ! role. nadian First Army toade goo pro ' Hit ,aBm Area gress id their drive against, the j , Even as Gnneral Dougiaa MacAr-Scheldte Estuary Port of Breskens I troops stormed which was under artillery bombard- , (he Dea(.he8 of Leyle ,8land ln the me,n.t- t, . , , ji i, .irt I central Philippines, carrier-based na- Center Swent UTTVJ 1 Up By Soviets ' Guardian of Budapest Plains Falls in Week-long Tank Battle; Russians Drive Into Prussian Soil MOSCOW The sprawling Hun garian city of Debrecen, railway and highway center and guardian of the plains east of Budapest, fell today to Soviet troops after a gruelling lank I battle which raged unabated through out the last week. Canture of the metropolis, about 120 miles east of Budapest and one of Hungary's biggest cities, was announced by Premier Marshal Joseph V. Stalin in a special order of Iho day. (German spokesmen conceded the fall of Debrecen earlier in the day. Last week end Nazi propagandists told of the raging armored battle below the city and asserted that the j outcome of that battle would decide the course of the fighting for the en- tire area.) t- 1. 1 c4ni4 at.! r.f the second Ukrainian front took De-1 brecen aB the result of an outflank- ing maneuver by cavalry and tank ' units, combined with a full-scale frontal assault. He identified the town as an important communicat-j ions junction and powerful German strongpolnt. In the Hungarian thrust, moving northward in a design to eliminate Germany's last great salient on the 1,600-mile eastern front, the Soviet troops siezed the fortress town of Berettyoujfalu, 22 miles south of Debrecen, along with seven other places. Including Sarand and its airfield and the vital rail center at Ma-gyleta. "Our troops took more than 11,-000 German and Hungarian troops prisoners," a Soviet communique re vealed, adding that 91 enemy planes, 29 tanks and 222 guns were caplur- ed. Out flank Nazi I nit Russian tanks, cavalry and infan-(Continuea on Page f) Hurricane Force Slows; 28 Killed In Florida, Cuba WASHINGTON The weather bureau reported today that all danger of hurricane winds along the Atlantic coast from the tropical storm that has been cutting a path of destruction from Cuba has now passed. CHARLESTOWN The tropical hurricane which broke loose in the Caribbean and spread destruction and death in Cuba and Florida roared northward today along the Atlantic coast. In Florida, two persons were killed in the terrific gales and upwards of 120,000,000 in damage to the stale's famed citrus crop was left behind as the hurricane moved up the coast at a pace of about 25 miles on hour. Storm warnings flew as far north as the Virginia Capes and all shipping was cautioned to keep out of the path of the high winds. A 65-mtle-an-hour gale threw Charlestown's power service out of commission late last night and plunged the city into temporary darkness. The winds whipped the tide to a height of nine feet and flooded some of the lower streets in Charleston. The hurricane developed in the Caribbean last week, moved slowly northward over the Isle of Pines anil swept over the western part of Culpa wreaking millions of dollars In crop destruction before its center moved up the west Florida coast to Tampa and St. Petersburg, then cut across the state to Jacksonville and up t In-Atlantic coast. With the restoration of communications in Cuba, it was learned some 26 persons had been killed and more than 600 Injured. Vegetable and sugar cane crops in the Havana and Plnar Del Rio provinces were des-troped, with the damage running Into many millions. One edge of the storm hit Miami where two persons were killed, one a seaman who met death when hir motorcycle crashed into the naval station gate in the gale and the other a night watchman who was electrocuted when a power line fell on him. As the hurricane crossed the state after leaving the Tampa area it ripped through the rich citrus belt, destroying crops and leveling many smaller buildings. The property damage in Orlando in central Florida was estimated at Jacksonville did not suffer seven damage, but in anticipation of the storm's fury the big shipyards then-were closed down while an 15". oat workers sought secure shelters. Many small beach houses were dest roped north of Jacksonville. ' I I Hidings a I Balanced By Thrust; M'Arthur Forces Into Philippines GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HQ. IN THE PHILIPPINES The American flag has been brought back today toMhe'Philippines by an American invasion army under the personal command of General Douglas Mac-Arthur who has fulfilled his promise "1 shall return." The mightiest ocean-going armada in history landed tens of thousands of American doughboys on Leyte Island, approximately 300 miles Bouth of Manila. Only light initial resistance was encountered as the liberating Yanks swarmed onto the beaches and casualties during the first phases of the battle were officially described as "small." Japs t aught Off Balance The invasion caught the Japs completely orf balance. It completely surprised them. They had expected that MacArthur would land somewhere on the coast of Mindanao, southernmost of the Philippines. But again he outguessed them and com-letely fooled them, just as he had on numerous other occasions when he began his long march back to the Philippines from the southern tip of New Guinea. Lenp-Frog Move He did not inch bis way back. He leap-frogged the Japs time and time again. And he leap-frogged them at Mindanao by landing his forces at Leyte. a strategic central Philippines island between the main Island of Luzon and Mindanao. The first Philippine landings were (Continued on page 6 l Yanks on Leyte Island Meeting Heavy Gun Fire NEW YORK An American network pool broadcast direct from Leyte Island al noon today (EWT) said that "our troops are having a tough time and are being subjected to heavy mortar and artillery fire." The broadcast was carried on the national broadcasting company network. "But then no one expected this to be an easy operation," the broadcaster added. The reporter described the first landing and said that the first party had driven 500 yards inland before the Japs fired a single shot. He added that American battleships and cruisers are standing off shore lending whatever assistance in necessary and that dive bombers "are still plastering the hills near all the beaches." The broadcaster told of MacArthur's landing. He said the general came ashore with one of the landing parties "wading in. near knee deep water." He quoted the general as saying "I will stay for the duration now." In another direct broadcast on the program. NMC s George Thomas Fol-ster said "the night has been relatively quiet so far." adding that our troops "are now dug in deeply for the night." Folster said the northern part of the coastal beachhead was a mass of blasted huts and enemy installations, and the remnants, of what had been Jap pillboxes That area was very heavily pounded, he said, but added that it was the scene of the hardest ground fighting following our Invasion. NEW YORK Several heroes of the bitter battle of Corregidor who managed to escape before final collapse of Ameriran-Flllpino resistance early in the war went ashore on Leyte Island with Gen. Douglas M.ic- Arthur four hours Otter the llrst A- I11(,rjPan i:,ndings. the I Ion radio )It,.g t,j;,y. Th(, ,ra(irast. recorded by CHS, j,.., th:i f.,.n M;lrA,,,ur ",;,d with him every able-bodied man wtio es- enped from Corregidor. where the last stand was made more than two years ago." Penicillin Lecture To Be Heard at Commerce Dinner Dr. Alfred It. Stanley, scientist at the Commercial Solvent Company at Terre Haute, lnd.. will give an 11-Htst rated lecture on the new wonder drug penicillin, at the Clinton Commercial Club dinner meeting to hi held at ihe Vermillion Room of the Clinton Hotel at 7:30 p. m. Monday. Oct. 23. it was announced todav. The lector" will include explanation the manufacturing of the drug and the resulis obtained from it. Armistice Dav closinir of local stores will be discussed by the club. 01 Roosevelt to Invade New York in Speech On Foreign Policy WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt put the finishing touches today on one of the most Important speeches of his fourth term campaign, preparatory to invading New York state, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's stronghold, tomorrow. In the commencement of a reelection fight that promises to carry him up to election eve. V. 8. Oooperallon In Plan The chief executive's bid for another term as President Is expected to be sparked tomorrow evening In Kew York City by the strongest ap peal he has yet uttered for full American participation in a post-war se curity organization that will assure future world peace. He will speak before the Foreign Policy Assocla- tion. yr. Roosevelt, It is anticipated, wm givc tne American people a full explanation of the plans for world cooperation In the enforcement of peace that were worked out at the Dumbarton Oaks conference, and which are now before the United Nations, led by the Big Four the United States, Great Britain, Russia and China. Refute Heowr "barges At the same time, it is considered probable that he will refute the charges by his Republican opponent of Indulging in "secret diplomacy." t Continued on page t) Cesena Enveloped By 8th Advance; Yanks Score Gains British, Indian Troops Fight Way Into Center; 5th 7 Miles From Bologna ROME. Italy. Troops of the Allied Eighth Army in Italy smashed their way Into the important industrial city of Cesena today. The entry into Cesena, in the Adriatic area 17 miles northwest of the Port of Rimini, waB achieved after Eighth Army Forces commanded by Lieut Gen. Sir Oliver Leese carried out an enveloping drive against their objective. Clear East Side British and Indian troops made the penetration Into Cesena. on the main Rimini - Bologna highway. clearing the Germans from a portion cast of the Savlo Kiver. (Conllnuea un page B) Changes in Bank Businesses Told To Exchangites Many changes have taken place in the banking business in recent years. Wakefield Gerrish. manager of the Citizens State Bank, told members of the Clinton Exchange Club yesterday. More and more banks have become a convenient medium for carrying on financial transactions rather than providing a means of borrowing money and a safe place to keep money. This transition has brought difficult problems to the banking business and a change in the theory of conducting such businesses. It has also brought schedules of service charges for bank patrons as a means of recovering a part of the cost of using a bank's services. Banking Is a business, operated for profit as well as service to the community, the speaker pointed out. At one time, banks made all of their profits from lending money but gradually found that most of their time was being spent in handling financial transactions with no profit at all. Mr. Gerrish explained that the service charges of the banks are still low when it is realized that the postoffice receives 37 cents per f 100, with a minimum of 10 cents, for providing money orders and Bimilar express company charges are only slightly lower. Checks convert foreign credits into local cash, a service for which the bank patron must expect to pay and a service v- hich the banks cannot finance on interest alone. Most business today is carried on by check and the banks furnish the most convenient medium. Sound banking provides that the various departments of the business pay their own way if the banks are to remain sound. wtL &,ecV WASHINGTON. D. C. Gen. Dnnclas MacArthur officially report ed today that American losses in the Invasion of the Philippines are "ex-tre.nelv II -'hi" and "splendid progress" is being made by the Yankee forces to recapture the Archipelago MacArthur's first offilcal report on the progress of the lightning in vaslon was disclosed by President Roosevelt at his news conference. Iteads (Joneral's Humiliation Mr. Roosevelt read MacArthur's summation of developments thus far which had been wirelessed from the Philippines to Gen. George C. Mar shall. Army Chief of Staff. Gen. MacArthur, the President said, reported that splendid progrea was being made and that the "enemy was caught completely unaware". Landing: "On Schedule" All landings were made "on schedule" MacArthur said in his official report to the War Department in Washington. Mr. Roosevelt Baid the largo Japanese forces on the largo island of Mindanao are "practically cut off" and do not constitute any immediate factor in the enemy's defense of tin Philippines. The President said that Gen. Mac Arthur further reported that th-Japanese had anticipated an attacl to the south of he points where the Americans landed and were caught completely otfguard. illontinuen on Page 21 County Woman In Emhczzle Trial In Parke Courts Freed from a count of murderine her husband several years ago. Mrs Mable Houston, formerly of St. Ber nice is being tried today in Parke County Circuit Court on charges of embezzlement. Mrs. Houston is alleged to have done away with the funds ln ner husband s estate following her ap i pointment as executrix Arrested In Wisconsin in May of this year. Mrs. Houston waived extradition and was returned to Vermillion County for trial. The ease was venued from Vermillion to Parke Circuit Court. Mrs. Houston has been confined to the Parke County jail since the trial dale was set. She was itc'iiittd on the nmrdi-r count In a trial alter the shooting-denth of her husband. Daniel Hons ton In St. Itirnlce about five year:: ago. County l'roiieciilor E. I'. Zell ami Parke County Prosecutor Hannor will try the embezzlement case for the state while Mrs. Houston will be represented by John Connor, an In - diunapolis attorney. Two Fairview Srrviecmen Are Wounded in cion Two Fairview servicemr-n. Raymond Akers and James L. Cline. have been wounded in action in France, with the I'nitfd States armed by the pan-nts recently, ed forces, according to word receiv- Akers. a member of a tank destroyer unit, is the son of Mrs. Lo-retta Akers. Terre Haute. Ind., formerly of Fairview Park. He was wounded in France end is now stationed in a iiospital in England. He has been in the V. S. Army for the pati" tw o years. Pfc. Cline. son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cline. Fairview, was wounded in action Spt. 29. in France and is now stationed in a hospital in England. J , 1 speech. The Republican presidential nominee has been told that many mine workers, who are a controlling influence in Pittsburgh - Allegheny County, resent the attempts of PAC leaders to collect funds from them for the campaign drive. With that information, Gov. Dewey was reported prepared to charge that the Hillman group seeks to ex- erclse control of labor's free right of franchise and that If President Roosevelt is elected that faction of organized labor will dictate labor policies. Future of Ij0bor Paul K. Lockwood, secretary to the governor, announced that Mr. Dewey will discuss at Pittsburgh "what hap pens to free labor under personal one-man government and what labor In America has a right to look ior- .ward to under a new administration." Tonight's speech, which will be hfna h pji ni nationally between 9 and 9:30 p. m. (EWT) over the NBC hookup, will be the second major Dewey talk devoted exclusively to labor problems and his second speech ' In Pennsylvania, where he opened (Continued on Page i) Wildcats to Play Team Coached by Former Local Man Tonight Venturing out In the state tonight, the Clinton Wildcats will take on former Clinton wildcat Arveno Antonini's Princeton Tiger-outfit at Princeton with the kick-off Bet at 7:. 'to p. m. With the odds heavily In their favor, the Wildcats will seek their .b victory of the season in to- nKht'S meet with their chances for rating in the Wabash Valley race soaring. Sullivan's loss to Wiley laBt night at Terre Haute eliminated one of the most potent contenders but most Clinton fans are keeping their fingers crossed, knowing full well the pitfalls in predicting Clinton football. Coach B. L. McCool. who has been receiving much praise lately from Wildcat fans, will probably include (Continued on page si Pastor of Local Mission Church Dies Thursday Rev. John S. Coleman, 63 pastor of the Holiness Mission, 328 North Eighth street. Clinton, died at 4:20 a. m. Thursday at his residence in West Terre Haute following a heart attack. He waB a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 1120 Sixth Avenue. Terre Haute. He is survived by the widow. Susie; one son, Frank; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Conlye, all of Sycamore Park; one brother. Elmer. Terre Haute and one granddaughter. The body was taken to the Roger-son and Wedel Funeral Home in West Terre Haute where funeral services will be held at 1:15 p. m. Sunday with continued services at the Pilgrim Holiness Church at 2 p.m. Kev. E. V. Halt. Indianapolis, will officiate and burial will be In Barn-hart cemetery, north of West Terre Haute. Dana Couple Injured In Accident Near Zionsville Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Sparks, liana, both 25 and war plant workers are Buffering from Injuries sustained in a automobile accident near Zionsville, lnd., Thursday. Oct. 19, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, it was reported today. Mrs. Sparks, daughter of Rev. A. L. McBride. pastor of the Dana Methodist Church, was reported to have received Berious injuries in the accident. Both are receiving treatment at the hospital. Clinton Minister Conducts St. Bernice Reviv al Meet Rev. Ray Crawl, Clinton First Baptist Church minister, is the evangelist at the revival meetings now in progress at the St. Bernice Baptist Church, it was announced today. The meetings began Monday. Oct. 16 and will last through Saturday. Oct. 28. at 7:30 p. m. each evening. Children's meetings are being held 'at 7 p. m. with Mrs. Norman Foltz giving Bible stories with the flan-nelgraph. George Chenhall, song leader at the First Baptist Church of Clinton, is conducting the song service. that British and Canadian forces supported by tanks and aircraft launched a new offensive north of Antwerp.) (Continued on page 6 War Fund Leader Repoi rts $1,441 In First Gifts Clinton's Bhare of the National War Fund Drive has reached tl-441 with reports of several new contributions, Mrs. Everett Helms, chairman of the Clinton Township drive, announced today. S. C. Stultz. Initial gift chairman, reported tl.206 in contributions while three local organizations and Snow Hill Mine Clinton men made up the remainder of the fund. The contributions Include: f 150, S. C. Stultz. Max Rosenblatt. flOO. Wasserman's. Gillis Pharmacy, George H. Stevenson. Market Basket, and the J. C. Penney Co. t50. Powell's Pharmacy, Frist Funeral Home, R. M. Tentreath. Bonacorsi Bros. S25, Model Cleaners. Lee Hain, White's Pharmacy, Staats Auto Supply, John H. Gllinour, Citizen's State Bank. t20. Ricauda Stages. fin, c. M. Poor. Three local organizations have ho.,n nloHfoH for donations, tnrl lid- ! Ine the Delta Theta Tau sorority, tioo: Women's Auxiliary of the Fire, Department. f25, and the Clinton , Volunteer Fire Department, $25. I j Carrier-Based PlanCS Play Important Role In Philippines Move rr I m.iADr tupnnn whip Par- vy bombers and fighters continued their devastating sweeps over the Luzon area bringing the total of Jap .J - - dyed in (he far Pacific to more than 1,300 in ten days from Oct. 9 through Oct. IS. MacArthur's dramatic communique from his newly established headquarters In the Philippines revealed that a terrific bombardment laid down by Vice Admiral Thomas C. (Continue), on puge 31 Sgt. Frank Householder Veteran Flight Chief, Awarded Bronze Star 15th AIR FORCE IN ITALY For meritorious achievement in direct support of combat operations a-galnst the enemy. Technical Sergeant Frank M. Householder. 26. of Clinton, lnd.. flight chief with a veteran P-61 Mustang fighter plane group now in Italy, was recently present ed the Bronze Star Medal. TSgt. Householder was cited for "conspicuous daring, exemplary action, and Inspiring courage" while acting in the capacity of a line chief for the advanced echelon of his squadron during the campaign In Tunisia. On February 3. 1943. at an air base situated only a few moments flying time flying time from enemy air bases. the field upon which his squadron was located was subjected to a fierce attack by enemy fighters. According to the citation TSgl. therefore firmly re-estahllBhed on Philippine boII. "The hour of your redemption Is here. Your patriots have demonstrated an unswerving and resolute devotion to the principleB of freedom that challenges the best that is written on the pages of human history. I now call upon your supreme effort that the enemy may know from the temper of an aroused and outraged people within that he has a force there to contend with no less violent than is the force committed from without. Kise ami Wrike!" "Rally to me. Let the indomitable spirit of Bataan and Corregidor lead on. As the lines of battle roll forward to bring you within the zone of operations, rise and strike! Strike at every favorable opportunity. For your homes, and hearths, (Continued on sage i) M'Arthur Issues Proclamation Of Liberation to People of Philippines NEW YORK, N. Y. Back upon that great patriot, Manuel Quezon, the soil of his beloved Philippines. I with members of his cabinet. The r.on nnnclna McArthur lodav issu-! seat of your government is now ed a Btirrlng proclamation to the Filipino people pledging their complete liberation and destruction of the last vestige of Japanese tyranny. The proclamation, as broadcast from Leyte island where the stars i and stripes now fly and recorded by the OWI, said: "ThiB Is the voice of freedom, General McArthur speaking: "People of the Philippines: I have returned. By the grace of Almighty-God our forces stand again on Philippine soil soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples. We have come, dedicated and committed, to the task of destroying every vestige of enemy control over your daily lives, and of restoring, upon a foundation of indestructible strength, the liberties of your people. "At my side is your President. Sergio Osmena, worthy successor of

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