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1 THE DAILY GLWTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countief THE WEATHER Fair today, tonight and Tuesday. Warmer today and tonight. Coolor Tuesday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 1068? Price Three Cents CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1944 Volume 82 Number 205 II 111 Jo) wm am mi i MacArthur Witnesses Invasion Palo Third Major Island Center To Fall in America ance Allies Launch Blow "in iioUand Allies Extend Recognition To De Gaulle Rule Full French Participation In Postwar Security Plan Won as US., Britain and Russia Recognize Regime OTTAWA, Ont., Can. The Canadian and Australian governments joined the United States, Great Britain and Russia today In announcing its recognition of the administration of Gen. Charles de Gaulle as the provisional government of France. , . .KIM,"Ac"" , Yanks Scour Dewey Brings Camp; aign To Midwest Voters GOP Nominee Heads For Minneapolis to Open New Drive; Farm, Labor Policies to Be Outlined ABOARD DEWEY ' CAMPAIGN TRAIN ENROUTE TO MINNEAPOLIS. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey left Albany at 9 a. m. today for Minneap- nljfl first stnn nf bin aneakinc inva sion of the Middle West, where he ! will deliver a major farm speech tomorrow night. The Republipan presidential nominee boarded bla train without announcing a decision on requests for a special session of the legislature for the purpose of extending the e-lectlon day voting hours In New York City, where there Is a heavy registration. Slay Order Session , There is a strong possibility, however, that Gov. Dewey will order such a Bession, probably for Thursday or Friday of this week. He could Issue the order before leaving the borders of the state later today, or the summons could come from Acting Governor Joe R. Hanley. Before departing for Minneapolis, the OOP nominee made public a broad post war agricultural program for his home state, under which the If -A I fJ j 'jj... i r i General Douglas MacArthin', under whose roiiunand troops of the Sixth Army Invaded Leyte In the Philippines, witnessed the Invasion from the bridge of the Cruiser I'. 8. S. Nashville. Ho Is shown above going ashore from Hie Nashville, on another occasion. At the General's left Is Col. IJoyd Ix-hrbash, his ulde. V. S. Navy photograph. Union Blames Naval Officers for Brawl, Cites Seven Affidavits prosperity of workers and business- INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The International Teamsters' Union today men would be linked with the pros-' maie nu,iiC affidavits charging that the two Naval Officers Involved in perlty of the farmers. tho "Battle of the Statler Hotel," wero Intoxicated, used vile language and Appeal for Independents Ula(e unprovoked assaults on union officials. The Republican presidential nom- International Teamster, official organ of the union, today published lnee, In his Tuesday night talk atlan Hrllci concerning tho conflict of the officers, Lieutenant Commander uanuoipn uickbhs, hi., wim u....... WASHINGTON, D. 0. The United States today formally recognized the "defacto authority" of Gen. Charles de Gaulle as the provisional government of France, opening the way to full French participation In the United Nations security organization, j Allied Announcements Follow Acting Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinlus made the announcement of this government's action. It was followed quickly by similar recognition from Great Britain and Soviet Russia. Officials of the French delega tion, which automatically aesumeu embassy status as a reBUlt of De Gaulle's recognition, expressed "great satisfaction" over the American step. j ' Major Allied Powers It was pointed out that the Dumbarton OakB peaoe plan specified that France should be admitted to the United Nation's security council "In due course." That qualifying phrase has noW been removed, offi-I Continue!, on pane l a East Prussia Rail Center Falls Jo Reds, Nazis Admit Russ Columns Score Deep Penetrations Into Nazi Soil; Smash to Norway LONDON, England. The German high command communique today admitted that Goldap, the important East Prussian rail center 17 miles southeast of Insterburg, had been captured by the Soviet Army. Earlier Berlin reported that house to house fighting was In progress in the town. 13 Miles Into Prussia LONDON, England. Soviet troops have stormed 12 miles into East Prussia to reach the Niemen river opposite the railroad city of Tilsit and two strong Russian armies have fixed a pincers to seize the great fortress of Insterburg, the German high command admitted today. Second Russian Drive The drive on Tilsit constitutes a new invasion of East Prussia, military observers pointed out, and was made by the first Baltic army of Gen. Ivan C. Bagramlan in a breakthrough of Nazi defenses along the Lithuanian border of the Memel ar-( Continued on page t) Mrs. Ruth D. Owens Named To Clinton Library Board Mrs. Ruth Delp Owens of Clinton was named to the board of the Clinton Public Library by the Clinton City Council last week. Mrs. Owens will succeed Mrs. E. A. Evans who, with her husband, Dr. E. A. Evans, is moving from Clinton to RoBCdale In the near future. Alii Snrinir O Onto Antwerp In Fresh Attack Canadians Jump Off In Netherlands Strike As Yanks Near Dutch Hub; 1st Army in Wurselen SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. A double-barreled attack designed to cap ture the Dutch town of Hcrtogen-bosch and clear the way for opening the approaches to Antwerp was launched by Allied forces today. At 1 miryite after midnight, Canadian troops jumped off in the vicinity of Schindjel, seven miles southeast of Hertogenbosch, and made a fast gain of 3,600 yards. Mile and Half Gain At the same time, another push toward Hertogenbosch from the east gained more than a mile and a half, capturing Mlddlerode. Advance Allied elements now are within 3lA jnlles of Hertogenbosch.. American troops moving down the Elndhoxen-Venlo .railway stabbed to within 3,000 yards of the town of Amerika. Limited Canadian gains also were made in the vicinity of Wueswezel north of Esschen where a new thrust was made across the frontier. Tlmjst Toward Strasbourg American Third and Seventh Army spearheads thrust toward Strasbourg on the Rhine. Canadian forces, operating against Nazis' pocketed south of the west Scheldt, seized the strategic little port of Breskens, according to a communique issued by Supreme .Allied Headquarters. The drive in this-area also eliminated German resistance at Fort Frederlk Hendrlk and progressed through the vicinity of Warden-burg and Draaiburg while units rConttnuen on page 81 Clinton, County Men Called For Exam, Induction Ten Vermillion County men have been called by the local Selective Service Board, to report for pre-in-duction examination today and ten, having passed their pre-inductlon exam have been called for induction, Oct. 26, It was reported today. Men from Clinton called for examinations include, Joseph Earl Miller, Donald Earl Weir and Ernest Charles Scwab. Dana: Wendell Keith Brown. Cayuga: Howard Frederick Wien-ke, Paul Leonard Hathaway and Harold Eugene Warnlck. Universal: Toy Lee Kodrlch. Clinton men called for induction Include. Harry Harper Hamilton. Daniel Anthony Valerine, John An- gelo Valente, Henry Roy Thomas, Charles Glovaninl and Carl Wesely Pearman. ' Cayuga: Donald Lennox Chew, Russell Devon Richardson and Mil- lard Fillmore Freed. Perrysvllle: Charles Austin Jackson. Philippines romrli Urn lilstorv making 'proclamation was read. It follows: i "Whereas, the military forces un-, der my command have landed on Phiiinnine anil as a nreludo to the Iberatlon of the entire territory of 1 the Philippines and Under President Osinena ."Whereas, the seat of government of the Commonweath of Ihe Philippines has been re-established In the Philippines under President Sergio Osmena and the members of his cabinet and "Whereas, under enemy duress a so-called government styled as the Republic of the Philippines was established on the 14th of October. 1943, based upon neither the free expression of the people's will nor the sanction of the government ot the United States and is purporting exercise executive Judiciary and legislative powers as a government over the people now I "Therefore. I Douglas F. MacAr- (Continued on .Page 2j I Way Through j Jap Defenses j US Troops Well Inland ,; . ! On Leyte Island; Japs Ketrcat Through Valley; i Troops Repair Airdromes ' GEN. MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines. Capture of the Important road Junction city ; of Talo on embattled Leyte Island in the Philippines was officially announced today. Less than a battalion of American troops accomplished initial occupation of the strategic Junction. Palo, a city of 25,000 people, and second in size and importance only to previously captured Tacloban several miles northward, was seised by the Twenty-Fourth Army Infantry Division against only light Japanese opposition. Hi Miles Inland Palo lies two and one half mllea Inland from Leyte's east coast where tho Twenty-Fourth Infantry landed last Friday and Ib in the southern sector of the northern half of the American sphere of control. The city fell In a matter of a few lours after the hard-charging Ame-icaiiB launched their intlal attack n Its outer defenses. Hold It Centers The Americans now hold ,thra najor population centers on Leyte. Tacloban and Dulac, north and soutB .-espectively, of Palo, fell to the Americans with little opposition. Seiiure of Palo resulted In the consolidation il the American beachheads In the. northern and eastern sectors of Leyte and left no doubt that United (Continued on Page I) All Allied Planes V Return from Hard i Raid on Germany LONDON, England. A new com bat Record was posted In Allied airdromes today while In Germany vital Nazi war works smouldered In new ruijti following a 2,000-plane bombing tin continental targets. After pounding Hamm, Munater, Hannover and Brunswick areaa, every one of the heavy bombers relumed, thereby setting a precedent, in tranB-channel raids. Nearly 2,000 American aircraft participated In the attacks along with a heavy force of RAF Lancast-;rs and a stout fighter escort. Two of the fighters were reported mlsBing, but were believed to have landed In friendly territory. The skies almost completely belonged to the Allies, no Nazi fighters' being reported aloft, and flak described as "generally moderate'.'. Tho anti-nircraft gunB were more active at Minister. The LancasteiB bombed the Inland port and rail center of NeuBS, 40 miles north of Aachen and a strategic adjunct town of Dusseldorf,; smashing key war plants. Dana Soldier Member Of ' Tank Destroyer Crew Cpl. Floyd Eaton, Dana, wai A member of a tank destroyer crew which scored one enemy vehicle and and four German officers with one shot while guarding a bridge over tlio Kelno. The men held their fire until the. target was 25 yards away and their 76mm. gun demolished the car and killed tho four German officers who were occupants, even though the firing was at night. Besides Cpl. Eaton, a anti-tank gunner, the crew, comnianaea ny Sec. Li. Edwin T. Lelrer, Indianapo lis, included. Sgt. Stephen Krewsky. Bradford, Conn., gun commander; T5 Mike F. Emineth. Menoken. N. D., driver; and Pfc. James Martlno and Pvt. Paul Colangelo, both of Middle Village, N. Y., cannoneers. Final Navy Day Plans To Be Made at Meeting Tonieh' Final plans for the observance of Navy Day by Clinton and Vermillion Coiimy will be made tonight at a iiieitinE of the Navy Day committee at 7:30 p. m. in the Half Cen-, tury Club. T. L. McDonald, chairman, announced today. The committee Is made up of ren-resentatives of leading organizations in the city and couuty. TSgt. (illldo "(Job" llaratto, 29, son of Mr .and Mr. John llaratto, route one, Purls, 111., was killed in action in France on Sept, 17, ac-lording to a telegram received by the parents recently from the I'nlted Suites Will' Department. He enlisted in the Army infantry on July 13, 1U4S and was sent overseas on July 15 of this year. Besides the inrents lie is silrviv-ed by two brothers, Amelia Ha-retlo, and Ginn llaratto, both of route one, Paris, III. McNarney Takes Command in Italy; Rain Slows Fight Devers Assigned to New Postj 8th Army Sets New Savoi River Bridgehead ROME, Italy. Lieut. Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, former deputy chief of staff to General George C Marshall, today became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander In the Mediterranean theater, succeeding Lieut. Gen. Jacob L. Devers. Devers was believed to bo goinr on an important new assignment the nature of which waa not disclosed. Qlh Consolidates Posts Fighting on the Italian front was hampered today by heavy rains. The Eighth Army established a bridgehead over the Savoi lliver north of Cesena against stiff opposition, while the Fifth Army consolidated front line positions. Bad weather likewise limited aerial operations, but 210 sorties iContinueo on page 3) Vermillion County 6lh War Loan Goal Set at $506,300 ' Vermillion County has been assigned a $506.3110 goal in the Sixth War Loan, Mrs. Delia L. Swlneharl, county war finance chair- man, announced today as the drive wtts launched throughout the state today as the drive was luunched throughout the state. with the official opening set for Nov. 20, the drive will extend through Dec. 16, she said. Again as in the past few drives, the major emphasis will he placed on sales to Individuals. Quotas have been mailed to plants, retailers, theaters, firms and professional men with an enclosed envelope to return the ueceptunee to tiie cutin- ty chuirman. Preparations are going rorwara for the Victory Volunteer and Farm ranvasses in me name nuimn u they were conducted In the Fifth War Loan, Mrs. Swim-hurt said, add- ing that retail chairmen will also be named for the city firms. The "flasket" for the Sixth War Loan will again feature a complete line of securities to fit every Investment purpose. The offering includes: Series E. F. and G Saviors Bonds; series c Savings Notes; 2 'b percent Bonds, 1966-71; 2 percent Bonds of 1952-54; 1 1-4 percent Notes of 1947; 7-8 percent Certificates of Indebtedness. E, F, G, Bonds bought November 1st to December 31st count on the quota, she added. Mrs. Swinehart has received the following acceptances of the quotas assigned: The Citizen's State Bank. Clinton: Beal's Market; Dr. L. O. Wheeler; Frist Funeral Home; Wabash Thea tre: Dr. Paul B. Casebeer. James II. Suddeth and Lieutenant Hoosier-Born Stage Star Richard Bennett Dies in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, .Calif. The curtain was down on life's Btsge for Richard Bennett today. The colorful star, a leading figure of the American theater for half a century, succumbed yesterday to a heart ailment with which he had been afflicted for two years. He was 72. At his side when he died were two of his three screen famous daughters Constance and Joan Bennett. His third daughter, Barbara Bennett, formerly the wife of singer Morton Downey, was in New York. Later j she telephoned that she would be unable to reach the west coast in time for the funeral. Bennett's heart condition took a turn for the worse approximately two weeks ago. When his condition became critical he entered the Good Samaritan Hospital a week ago, but failed to respond to treatment. Episcopal funeral services will be held at All Saints' Church In Bever ly Hills at 5 p. m. tomorrow. I Continues on Page II Canvassers to Call On Clinton Homes In War Fund Drive , With the house-to-house canvass of Clinton homes for the National War Fund drive underway today the prospects of meeting Clinton Township's IS, 750 quota are good, Mrs. Everett Helms, chairman, Bald. In addition to tho $1,441 already reported a contribution of $i0 has been announced from the Wabash Illver Ordnance Works. The total W'ROW contribution was $1200 which is to he allocated among the five townships In proportion to their share of the county quota. Tho districts and district chairman for the canvass were announced today by Mrs. Helms including: District No. 1, south side Vine to north side Walnut and west side Third Street to west city limits, Mrs. Vlasta Karanovirh, chuirman. District No. 2. east side Sixth Street east to river; south side of Walnut to city limits, Mrs. Margaret Crowder. chairman. District No. 3. west side of Sixth Street to city limits; south side of Walnut to city limits, Mrs. Elizabeth Guerri. chairman. District No. 4. north side of Vine to city limits; west side of Seventh to city limits. Mrs. Caroline Bona-corsl, chairman. District No. 5, north side of Vine to city limits; east side of Seventh to west side of Fifth. Mrs. Margaret Jared. chairman. District No. 6, north side of Vine to railroad; east side of Fifth to railroad. Mm. Margaret Bates, chairman. District No. 7. railroad north to city limits: railroad east to River. Job's Daughters, Louise Call, chairman. Omitted from Fridays list of Initial gift contributors was John Guerri with a donation of f-S. Minneapolis, is expected to mane an appeal for both the farm vote and the support of a large bloc of Minnesota Independents who were followers of the late Wendell L. Winkle. . ' From Minneapolis, Gov. Dewey will go to MUwuakee fpr a three-hour visit Wednesday morning and to Chicago for a major speech Wednesday night. Before boarding his train, the OOP candidate announced the summary and recommendations of an exhaustive report by his state emergency food commission, which he asked last May to work out a post war program to aid agriculture and (Contlnueo on Pae 6) Inqui -r il ury L,aiincnea In Cleveland Fire; 98 Are Known Dead CLEVELAND, Ohio. Discovery of three more victims as the search for bodies was resumed today raised to 101 the known number of deajj in the explosion and fire that devastated a large area around an East Ohio Gas Company plant on Cleveland's east side Friday. With a total of 108 persons still officially listed as missing and 50 others under, treatment In hospitals, the final fatality figure, it was feared, might exceed that of any previous disaster in Cleveland history. The Cleveland clinic fire in 1929 took 126 lives, while in the 1908 Colllnwood school fire 174 perished. Among those still reported as missing were 49 persons of the gas company where the $7, 000,000 conflagration broke out Friday afternoon with the explosion of a large tank containing liquid gas. Coroner Samuel R. Gorber said that he believed that the remains of at least 30 more bodies would be found. Meanwhile, members of the state militia continued to patrol the devastated area and only persons with special passes were permitted Inside the fire cone. Some 10.000 persons, evacuated from the surrounding area for fear of additional explosions, yesterday were pormitted to return to their homes. - The American Red Cross reported that a large majority of the approximately 700 persons made homeless by the fire would be established In semi-permanent dwellings by tomorrow night, east side school buildings have served as a refuge for many of the victims. SAN PEDRO, Calif A navy board of Inquiry was called for today to Investigate Saturday's disastrous fire at Los Angeles harbor. The flames, spreading like a flash after, apparently, gasoline floating on the water had been ignited by a welder's torch, engulfed three landing boats and a pier, killing nine men. Injuring more than 100 and causing damage of approximately $1,000,000. On the nine known dead, six were sailors and three were civilians. In addition, eight other men are missing. Of the Injured, more than fifl were seriously burned and It was feared that ft number Ol them world die. neaas in me noiei luuuy uumcujaic-ly after President Roosevelt had delivered the opening address of his campaign before a group of leaders of the Teamsters' Union. Included in the articles are Boven affidavits. Suniinartee Seven AffadavlU Summarizing the affidavits, the magazine Baid: "The real Btory is this: Those two young Naval Officers who had been raised up to high heaven by the newspapers as having been decorated for bravery, were, according to all evidence, Imbibing freely all evening and were hanging around the Mezzanine Floor at tho entrance to the Banquet Hall, accosting everyone who came out and challenging them, using vile language and calling them . n,.nl.,ir.ir Rnnaevelt. etc i.0ny one ot those young men ha(J b(Jen overseas anj ne man wno was overseas was never decorated for anything. "This Is our Information, which can be checked with the senate committee which looked into the affair. Overseas Man Leads Brawl "The overseas man, who seemed to have led the brawl, Is the Btep-son of a prominent newspaper official in Washington. His stepfather's paper did not publish the article. There Is, however, a strong bond binding newspapers, even when they disagree politically. In this Instance they are united against Roosevelt." The article In the magazine is headed: "True" Statler Story "Here's the true Statler story! "Drunken naval officers, cursing President and molesting women, pro-(Contlnued on page 3) Changes in Gas Rationing Rules Made by O. P. A. Under a new rationing regulation put into effect on Oct. 16, the Office of Price Administration enlarged Its gasoline rationing program to Include several functions previously under the Juridlsdlctlon of the Offico of Defense Transportation, officials of the Vermillion County Ration Board said today. All operators of commercial vehicles requiring certificates of war necessity, including busses, trucks, taxicabs, rental cars etc., are affected, the OPA office said. OPA local war price and ration boards will accept applications by commercial motor vehicle operators for temporary and non-recurring rations rather than the ODT offices, the ration officials continued. Giving the OPA complete authority over the Issuance of additional rations the order further states that the rations will be Issued by local boards and any appeals from board decisions will be handled by the OPA. The change is expected to Improve service and be of much greater convenience to commercial motor vehicle operators, since operators will have available 5,600 OPA local boards as compared with 152 ODT district offices. It was pointed out by the agencies that recommendations on tcm-(Continued on Page 2) - Historic Proclamation Re-Estahjishcs Government of the TACLOBAN, Ieyte Island, Philippines. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, In battle garb, made a dramatic appearance today before a throng of grim Filipinos In this liberated town and proclaimed the re-establishment of the Philippine government.' MacArthur's proclamation, declaring null and void the rule of the Japanese or their puppet government in all areas "free of enemy occupation and control," was read to the assembled crowd In front of the province building at Tacloban, Ley-te's capital city. Stirring Fla Italsing Ceremony After the stirring flag raising ceremony, during which MacArthur, his staff members and the color guara siooa rigiuir i b.iuh, '- . ArinUT lOlU Uie eiaiviui r iiiiuua that he and President Sergio Osme-lto .i had rnme to restore to the neople "the sacred right of free rule." He waa wildlv cheered. ' , Following the general ! brief op-

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