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THE DAILY CLMTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countie THE WEATHER Fair today and tonight. Partly cloudy Wednesday. Cooler tonight. Little change Wednesday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1944. Price Throe Cents Volume 32 Number 208. CI fin warn PHILIPPINE ATTACKS CONTINUE Nazis Reel Back Sides Of European Frc LoS Push Into E. Prussia; British Advance Steady Yank Drive Hammers Jap Outposts Hard-Charging US Units Advancing in Philippine March: M' Arthur; Airmen Continue Relentless Blows GENERAL MAC ARTHUR'S HQ VSAMAR, TACtOBAn ' J W i j-iul-JtllMi U PAN AY y 0 NEGRO Mw R.A.F. Bombers Fly Through Snowstorms To Blast at Essen LONDON, England. The Reich V piNICAT Scotch Troops 1 Plough Into Hertogenbosch r 1 t ' DUMAGUETEjJp jJiUTANj IANGARAN Dewey Cancels Farm Talk To Reply to FDR GOP Nominee to "Fill Gaps" in FDR Foreign Policy Address; Plans Major Stop in Chicago ABOARD DKWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN EN ROUTE TO MINNEAPOLIS. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, riding Into Minnesota today for another blast at President Roosevelt's foreign policies, will tell a nation-wide radio audience tonight that huge pre-Pearl Harbor shipments of Ainc-'rican scrap iron and oil to Japan constituted a major blunder on the part of the present administration. The Republican presidential nominee, whose Minneapolis speech tonight will be broadcast between 9:30 and 10:00 p. m. (WT). announced that it will serve to jog President Roosevelt s memory "on large areaE of recent history." Cancel Farm Talk He cancelled plans for a farm talk in Minnesota In order to reply, while the matter is fresh, to the President's Saturday night speech on foreign affairs, in which the latter took sharp issue with the Dewey charges that the Roosevelt administration failed to prepare the nation for war. "Mr. Roosevelt, I am afraid, took his history out of context," Gov. Dewey told reporters at a press conference aboard his train. "His memory seems to have failed him ou large areas of recent history. So, 1 11 fill In this gap in my Minneapolis speech." Iteply to FUR The COP nominee said he had intended to make a farm speech tonight, but that he thought he could delay H for a few days "to fill In the context Mr. Roosevelt forgot to Reds Straddle Rail Center In Prussian Drive Swift Russian Forces Pound into Prussia On Converge on Insterburg 87-Mile Front; Columns JjONHON, Russia. An uncon-firmed Swedish report reacJung Iondou said today that British troops bad landi'd in Norway. There were no details given of tJie reported Jiritisji operations which indicated (hat Tommies may liave ijem landed in tliu KaJ-dom-nated country for a coordinated drive with Soviet forces whirb have entered Norway from the north. t MOSCOW, RusBia. Inflicting "exceptionally heavy losses" upon German defenders of Eaat Prussia, Red army forces today pressed an offensive 19 miles inside tlihe Reich on an 87-mile front after capturing more than 400 towns and villages. Violent enemy resistance ailed to halt the Red hordes, and Moscow bulletins, supplementing Premier Stalin's order of the day, said the Hitlerites "are defending their lair by every available means." Reach Defense IJne German reports that the Russian force had reached the Angerapp riv-t Continued on page 6) i . marcus TUBIO AMBOANOA t- yi, CELEBES SEA American forces under fieneral Douglas Mat-Arthur are continuing to drive inland on yte In the Central Philippines follow-In the tn'tAtig of a 75 to IOO mile strip of roMStl.iu. The capture of Talelohan (i) it reported to he imminent. tniU that landed at Janaon (2) aided In diverting Jap forces tliat might have been ritNlied nortli to repulse the heavier V. 8. attack. Meanwhile, on Mindanao, Far fcastern Air Force bombers blasted oil dumps near Davao (S), strafed shipping In' the Cotaltato area (4) and sank Jap freighters at J5amboanga (5). armaments center of Essen, some 40 miles east of the western front. waB blasted during the night by more than 1,000 British heavyweight bombers, the air ministry disclosed today. Returning crew members said tliat German defenses around Essen, site of the Krupp Works, were extremely heavy. The NaziB sent up very strong forces of night fighters to combat the Royal Air Force raiders. Heavy Kniils The air ministry announcement said that the RAF I lanes went out over the Reich in very great strength. The British airmen braved severe snowstorms as well as intense antiaircraft fire to blast Essen. Ktorms were encountered soon after flien reached the continent and pasted un til the British were withiu 50 milet of their target. Clouds were so thick over Essei itself that Pathfinder airmen had U mark out the area of attack constant ly. i The bombing was well concentrat 'edand one bombardier reportei that "there was an enormous gloi over an area of two or three mil square. Berlin also was subjected to new bombardment. The Germans meanwhile sent mor flying bombs over the southen counties of England, including th' London area. Damage and casualtle were caused. PARIS. France. The spanisi Republican revolt against the regimi of Gen. Francisco Franco rapidly 1: approaching the state of a full-scab war, according to frontier report: which today said the guerrillas havi assembled forces In excess of 20. 000 men. Franco's growing concern ovei the multiplying force of revolution-aires was clearly revealed in the reports he had sent at least 20 divisions of troops, against the Spanish Maquis holding strongholds in the Pyrenees Mountains. Frequent reports fiom the Spanish-French frontier have reported jiuccessess by the Republican forces in their brushes with government troops. Anti-Fascist feeling in Catalonia, chief center of Republican sentiment in Spain, was reported to have broken out In a huge, spontaneous celebration in Barcelona Sunday when they received an unfounded report (Continued on Pag J Carnival lo Mark Homecoming At Crompton Hill Annual noiliecoiiijiis mi u lill School will be In the Carnival to be given to Crompton form of a Roosevelt Charged With Slashing War Funds in Face of War Warning Philippines American forces have liberated eight more towns on Ieyte iBland and are steadily progressing along the entire front in their battle to wrest the Philippines irom Japanese control, General Douglas Mac-Arthur announced today. MacArthur revealed the new American ains in his Tuesday morning communique and said that hard-charging American Army units have advanced three miles beyond captured Tacloban, temporary capital of the Philippine commonwealth, in pursuit of enemy forces retreating to the north. Encounter Stubborn Resistance Main action on the Leyto front was centered In the Tacloba-Palo area beyond Tacloban, the hard-charging American were encounter ing stubborn resistance from pockets of Japanese hiding out in the hills flanking the main road and north of Palo an enemy counter-attack was repulsed after a bloody battle. Advanced elements of the Twenty- Fourth Army Corps are fighting in (Continued on Page 3) Parade, Program Mark Navy Day In Clinton, County County-Wide Observance Of Anniversary Planned ; Parade, Dinner Scheduled Navy Day Friday, Oct. 27, will be observed here with a dinner, parade and mass meeting in the Clinton High School gymnasium Friday eve ning, T - L. McDonald, Vermillion County Navy Day chairman, announced as the fourth meeting of the Navy Day committee completed plans for the occasions. Notre Dajiie Speaker Lieutenant C. W. Springer, stationed at the Midsbipniens' School at Notre Dame University, South Bend. Ind. will be the guest speaker for the program to be held in the gymnasium at 8:15 p. m. Students of the high school will present a program as a Navy Day broadcast during the meeting whicli will also feature numbers by the Clinton High School band. Local servicemen home on leaves and furloughs are to be guests at I Continue on page 6t China Missionary to Speak At Presbyterian Meeting MIsb F. Irene Forsythe, Tsingtas. Shantung, who came to the United i States in August of 1942 on the Grlpsholm will be the' guest speaker at the Bi-County Presbyterial Meeting to be held at the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, Thursday Oct. 26, it was announced today. The program will include special music by Mrs. M. J. Tonner. Others on the program include Mrs. Maude Wright, Mrs. Agnes Itenwick, Mrs. S. C. Harrow, Mrs. Roy C. Linberg, and Mrs. Dale Yost. The morning program will begin at 10 a. m. and a covered dish luncheon will be served at noon. The afternoon session will begin at 1:15 p. m., officials said. I Spanish Revolt Nears Full-Scale War; Battles in Mountain Area Dutch Kail Center Now In Allied Hands, Hold Road Link in Holland; Third Army Front Flares SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force. Crack egiuients of Scottish troops swung into action on the Dutch front to-iay, cutting the road connecting be invaded key railway town of Hertogenbosch with Eindhoven. ; A spokesman for Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower disclosed the "secondary brust" by Scotch battalions soon af-er batt tic-line reports had revealed . penetration of Hertogenbosch at Ita lortbeast corner by assault units of he British Second Army, 'ut Second Road Canadian forces cut the important oad connecting Oostburg and Jchoondijk in the Scheldt estuary ar-a. German guns at Flushing (Vlla-ingen) on the island of Walcheren' re now firing on Canadian troops n the vicinity of Breskens. ", No change was reported from othJ r sections of the long front facing lermany. i; ;ain on 100-Mile Front The push into the environs of iertogeuboschr key German defenna., oint and a strategic road hub. was effected as other Britons and fort's of the Canadian First Army scored gains all along a 100-mile irreg-llar front. South of Hertogenbosch the Brush reached Saint Michielsgestei and itruck to within a mile of Boxtel. The British closed in on Hertogenbosch after advancing some five ' niles to take Bruggen, two mllea ' northeast of the city. f iContlnura on pmge II ; M k Clinton War Fund ! Drive Cains 406 In Tag Day Sales Sales In the National War Fund " Tag Day conducted Friday and Sat-irday by the Clinton Wakofe Club otalled 1406, Mrs. Eugene Davis., president of the club, announced today. The total doubled the Club's contribution of last year, she said. Girls if the Hill Crest Girl Scout Troop assisting the club In the sales In-"luded Dotty Hennls, Ethel James, HJlizabeth Slianklin, Kathryn Kerche-val: Georgia Rentier; Patsy Turner; Dolores Davidson; Mina Vale, Joan rhristopher; Martha Jones, Diane Moore, Charlotte Martin and Patricia Sampson. : New contributions to the drive Mr nounced by Mrs. Everett Helms, Clinton Township chairman, Include: Dr. C. F. Kercheval J26; Dr. J. M. Kercheval $25; T. L- McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Karanovlch, Mr. Arthur Auer 110; Speed Grill. Mrs. Margaret Hauck, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Haves, Mrs. James Ashley, Jr., Company Fund. added to the War CHS Yearbook Drive To Be Launched Next Week . , The sale of Clinton High School Annuals at the office of Earl C. Boyd, superintendent of Clinton CUr Schools, wiil begin next week, officials announced today. This drive, which is starting earlier than Ia3t year. Is especially for adults in the community who wish to: buy an annual for boya overseas, officials said. Nine seniors and nine Juniors from Clinton High School make up, the annual staff. Senior members Include: Betty Davis, educational manager; Margaret Ilene Piani. business manager; Roberta Brown, clrcuU-(lon manager; Joan Dicks and Ruby Peck, school editors; Elizabeth Halo, advertising manager; Harold Clark, athletic director and Charles An-toninl. art director. Junior members include, Marian Munson. Annie Gulllano. Mary Evelyn Paine. Mary Anna Ballack, Marilyn Joyce. James Roberta. Nilefi Kajander. Gilbert Barhee and Bill James. ) ILICAN - MIIMIiniM Atl DAVAO BATUIAKI WASHINGTON, D. C. Rep. Albert Engel R) Mich., charged today that President Roosevelt slashed 833 million dollars from Army appropriation requests between 1935 and 1941 while withholding from Congress a secret, military report warning of Germany's "astounding growth" ill air power. To Bupport his blunt accusation that Mr. Roosevelt "deliberately withheld vital information during the critical pre-war years and deprived our armed forces of much (Continued on Page 2) Mabel Houston Is Con vie ted on Two Embezzle Counts Convicted on two counts of an embezzlement affadavit, Mrs. Mable Houston, formerly of St. Bernice, was sentenced to from one to five years in the state penetentlary and was fined J100 in the Parke County Circuit Court Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Houston was accused of embezzling funds from her late husband's estate in the sum of $1107.-64. She was appointed executrix of the estate after being acquitted on charges of murder in his death. Arrested on the embezzlement charges In May. Mrs. Houston was returned to Vermillion County by Sheriff Oil Potter but trial was venued to Parke County court. A special venier of 16 men was drawn in Parke Circuit Court for the trial Including: William Kerr, Curtis Branson, George Tolin, J. V. Flint. Otto Bryant, Linus Woodard. Delber! Iwls. Wlmmer, Mrs Guy Harmless, F. C. Pyle, Clyde Smith. Mrs. Forrest Clearwater, Gus Barfuss of Adams township; Alva Morlan of Wabash, Emerson Barker of Liberty and Glenn Chapman of Raccoon. Townseud, Jamison To Address Democrat Meeting Clifford Townsend and Oils Jamison will be the guest speakers at the Democratic Rally to be held at Cayuga Tuesday at S p. m.. It was announced today. The Democrat Womens Club and Meu's Club and precinct workers will meet at the Democrat Headquarters. South Main Street at 7:30 p. m., Wednesday, officials said today. Cub Pack 64 To Meet At Methodist Church Cub Pack 64. will meet at the First Methodist Church for the regular monthly pack meeting Thursday at 7 p. m., it was announced today. Every Cub is urged to attend as Dens will be re-arranged, officials said. fill In Saturday night (Continued on page 6) Local Retail Stores To Close Armistice Day, Club Decides Retail stores of Clinton will be closed all day on Saturday, Nov. 11. Armistice Day. it was decided at the regular monthly dinner meeting of the Clinton Commercial Club last night. The business men also voted not to remain open later than the usual closing hour on the Friday night preceding. There may be some exceptions to this rule, a few indicated today. ( An unusually full and interesting program accompanied the dinner served in the Vermillion Room of the Clinton Hotel. This was featured by an illustrated talk on penicillin as it is produced at the Commercial Solvents Corp., plant at Terre Haute, given by Dr. Alfred R. Stanley, of the plant research department and the showing of a film on the production of synthetic rubber. No one knows exactly what penicillin is, Dr. Stanley told his listeners and it is extremely difficult to produce and to isolate. In its free form it is an acid and is produced in minute quantities by a common green mold, such as that seen on decaying oranges. It is extremely effective against many pus-forming bacteria, but has no effect against some diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. In numerous cases. It is the first effective cure for formerly Incurable diseases. Penicillin is never used In its free form but always as a sodium or calcium salt and may be Injected into the body with no apparent effect on It. It works rapidly and disappears from the body within a few hours. The so-called "wonder drug" was aecidentully discovered in London In 192'J by Aloxander Fleming and named for the mold in which it Is found. Little was done with it, however, until recent years. In producing the drug at Terre Haute, fermenters of lZ.Uim gallons are used, from which only 20 gallon; of the raw penicillin are obtained and this must be still further purified and kept completely sterile. The motion picture on synthetic rubber traced its development, composition and manufacture. Acting on the committee in charge of the program were: Patsy Ruatto, Joe Giacoletto and E. C. Boyd. Willkie Set Task for GOP, letter Written To Hoosier Reveals EVANSVILLK. Iud. Only five months before Wendell L. Willkie died, lie wrote to Earl L. Jolly, of Evansville, that he was "dedicated" lo the removal of President Roosevelt from office, it was learned today. The letter, dated May 2, 194 4, was made public by Jolly. It said, In part: "As you know, I am and have been dedicated to the removal of the present administration from office, but 1 firmly believe the only way this can be accomplished is for the Republican parly to measure upto th e responsibility it is seeking. "No one can be more anxious than I am for the party to so measure up and no one will work harder than I will to bring this about." ELKHART, Ind. Indiana Is "one of the most backward states of the middle-eastern group" in Its (Continued an Page S) Indiana Labor ' Problems lo Co To Capital Hoard INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Greater convenience In the handling of employer-union matters In Indiana was Ipredicted today with the announce ment that a regional oiiice oi uie National War Labor Board will be established in Indianapolis before the end of the year. Decision of the National Uoard was disclosed by Louis Ludlow, representative in congress from the 11th district. The regional office will consider alt employer-union cases In the state except for nine northern Indiana counties, including Lake, Porter, St. Joseph Laporte, Elkhart, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and DeKalb. It also will handle all cases originating in Kentucky in the area west of Hardin, Monroe, Hart, and Barren counties. Representative Ludlow, who said that establishment of the office followed a long series of conferences between himself and members of the board In Washington, was notified of the board's favorable action on the application In a letter received from John M. Houston, National Labor Relations Board member. Houston explained that the office would begin functioning in the near ' future, "surely before the end of the 'calendar year, as soon as we are able to obtain ot'tice Bpace and recruit the Accessary personnel." Onset of Winter Fails To Halt Dogged Allied Spearheads in 'Italy ROME, Italy. The onset of bleak, chill winter weather along the Italian front todaji failed to halt either the American Fifth or Brit ish Eighth armies, the Xanks gaining in their drive on Bologna and the Tommies moving ahead through the marshy lowland near Cervla in the Adriatic sector. Nazis ling lo Hills Stubborn Nazi forces clung doggedly to the Apennine ridge, facing I.ieut. Gen. Mark Wayne Clark's Fifth Army, but the Doughboys Im- proved their position to some de- gree in the seizure of a numoer oi hills, north of Monte tiranae. The subfeatures near Monte Grande fell into American hands only after a day of heavy fighting. Bitterest battle of all. however, continued to rage in the vicinity of (Continued on page ) Schools Dismissed This Weekend for Institute Clinton High School and grade schools will be dismissed Thursday and Friday as all teachers will attend the Tearhers Institute at Indianapolis at that time, it was announced today. in the armed services for PHONE 32 parents, relatives and friends. S 1c Clnotto has been on overseas duty and received his boot training at Great Lakes, III. U.S.A. S 2c Maynard L. Malone. son of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Malone and husband of Mrs. Mary Malone of Elm street has been transferred to Run Bruno, Calif, from Navy pier. Chicago, III. to await further orders. U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson of route three have received word that their nephews. T5 Joseph E. Jackson is now stationed in England and William I.. Jackson, F Ic is on sea duty. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. JackBon of Blan-ford. r U.S.A. Pvt. Juiiua A. Ruffattola, son of Mr. and Mrs. Baptieta Ruffatola of route three, returned to Camp Van iCoutlnuea ou page IJ, night opening at 6:30 p. m . It was,Mr. d Mrs. Gene Davis is; rioa-announced by the school officials to- ie Butcher $2 32; Blake Store and day. . Mrs. Chas. Metz $2. : Features of the carnival will ln- a donation of 133 from 31 eni-rlnde a handwork booth; fortune I ..loves of the U. S. Machine Tool (HEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE I rm r I i : 1 rt ..Aura i9 vol- tellers: fun house and fish pond The king and queen of the carnival will be crowned following the Cake Walk which will siart at 8:30 p. ni. At 9 p. in. a show In the gymnasium will be given by Mrs. Eddie Carrell. during which lime all booths will be closed. The program will Include the following people; Russell Craft and band; Dorothy Sweazey. quilar numbers; Jester Carrell and his guitar; Henry Berlottl, saxaphonist ; Truth and Consequences with Omer Myers and Elsie Houston as heckler; Square Dance with John Lee Tur-chi. Donnie West. Barbara Turcot. Betty Stash. Bertha Smith. Clairce Harper, Doris Kitchen. John Richard Aimone. Mary Partington and Lee Wheeler.. Songs by Donnie West. Rose Carrell and Helen Bodner; Barbara Tur-chf and Clarice Harper, Joan Perkins. Mildred and Shirley McColloni; Dora and Rose Carrell; tap dancing and acrobatic numbers, Margaret Thomas and Helen Bodnar; Eddie Carrel as "Aunt Ida," Kathleen Lowry and Marie Myers, pianists; a slight of band artist, Hawaiian dance. Esther Kitchen and Arthur Rush and his guitar. " atives or friend Jlr this column. .s. Pvt. James Lucas, Jr. lias arrived In England according to word received by his wife. Mrs. Lorene Lucas of route two. Pvt. Lucas Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lucas, Sr. -U.S.A SSgt. John Yeager spent a 15 day furlough with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Yeager of Thirteenth street. SSgt. Yeager returned to Camp Rucker, Ala. last Tuesday. U.S.A. Pvt. Mike Rodich. from Lowry Field. Denver, Colo., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rodich of North Seventh street. Is spending a 13 day furlough with his parents and relatives. Pvt. Rodich will return to Florida on November 2 where he will await further assignment. U.S.A. S 1c Frank Cinotto, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cinotto of route two. returned to his base Sunday following it leave spent with his Fines Levied in Court On Drunk, Assault Charges Kenneth Hargrove, Clinton, was fined II and costs in city court. Saturday, Oct. 21, following aires' by city police for public intoxication, it was reported today. Manford Myers. Fairview, was fined f 1 and costs and sentenced to do days on the penal farm in city court. Monday, Oct. 23. following arrest by city police for assault and battery. The fine and sentence was later suspended pending good buhaiior, polk- ttMi

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