The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on October 25, 1944 · Page 1
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Clinton, Indiana
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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countie THE WEATHER Fair today, tonight and Thursday. No decided change In temperature. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents CLINTON. INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 191 L Volume 32 Number 307. fo) m (l am M LiLTCi GREAT; WAR SECRET UNVEILED Terrific Sea Battle Ragjv 0ff Philippines as 3 Ser Jap Flotillas Are Batterec-Sy Yanks . ... . n- C f CinL- Sink Nazi Defenses Crumbling In West Holland Enemy Resistance Ends In Hertogenbosch as British Forces Drive Forward; US 7th Army Advances Ilium US Sea-Air Forces One Jap Carrier, Damage 8 More Ships In Fierce Battle; USS Princeten Lost; Baffle 'May Be Showdown for Jap Fleet mi u Tfnrtn a fr-r-ifir sea-air battle was rag- rrjAuu luiiiuuiv - ins in Philippine waters today as powerful Pacific Fleet Task Forces pounded three separate Japanese Imperial Fleet flotillas which were caught knifing toward the American toehold in the archipelago. . First reports from Admiral Chester W. Nimitz said that one large Jap carrier -tad fjK wo enemyar- J r j X . ' A-"" I J :' j" " "T ' J ; r ? 4 v I F i iininT i i. i- mT- .fkrz-, , XJLdl Insterburg In Path of Hard Red Offensive Germans Hurl Desperate Counterattacks at Swift Red Lines; Tank Battle Flares in Insterburg Gap M(NXI' A special order of the day from Marshal Stalin announced today that "the whole of Transylvania lias loeen cleared of the enemy".. MOSCOW Massed German tank forces and reckless counter-attacks which bled crack Nazi divisions white were hurled against Soviet invaders of East Prussia today -in a fruitless effort to check the mighty Red Army drive on Insterburg. Soviet guns were reported wiping the German city or Cumbinnen, 16 miles cast of Insterburg. off the map as Russian assault elements smashed desperate counter-blows launched without thought of cost. Offensive (Miens In South (A simultaneous Soviet major offensive farther south In East Prussia was reported by the German radio which claimed a full scale Russian assault between Warsaw and the Narew bridgehead. The Nazi broadcast, monitored by CBS. added that the new offensive was supported by "Intense artillery barrageB" and -aerial bombardments.) Frontline reports Baid that a giant tank battle flared in the Insterburg gap where massed German armor strove desperately to crush Russian spearheads driving on Kocnigsburg while the flaming action at Cumbln-nen decimated a concentration of seasoned German divisions. Evacuate KiM lligHlmrg (NBC reported from Moscow that the Cerman High Command had he-gun evacuating the liuu.oo" civilian residents of the East Prussian capital of Kocuigsburg as the Soviet tide raced through Nazi territory. The report added that RUBslan troops had thus far failed to see a German civilian on German soil.) Nazi forceB on the Arctic front (Continued on Page 3) shipB damaged and that the United States had lost the light earner Princeton with minor casualties. Kattle Tenlwt ItiKing "General action is continuing. Admiral Nimttx reported Indicating that the tempo of the battle was rising rapidly and that the outcome mi d decide the late of the Mikado'a long Bought fleet. Nimintz reported that 350 Ian planes have tieen shot down further evidence of the ferocity of the baitle. While the American commnn-i !;,! n,nhflciB that in "the oar- Doughboys Gel Third Airdrome On Leyie Isle Yanks Drive Forward On Island as Carrier Planes Strafe Japanese Lines; New US Landing Reported GEN. MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines. American Doughboys are driving forward on all Invasion sectors of Leyte Island 4n the Philippines and have captured a third airdrome on the strategic island. General Douglas MacArthur announced today. The veteran Seventh Division, of Attu. Kiuka and Kwajalein glory, seized San Pablo airdrome alter penetrating the Hap lines several mileB inland from the coastal beachheads. Aidvance on Dagml The Seventh, after overrunning San Pablo airdrome, fanned out to the north toward the town of Dag- ... ., San Pablo airdrome is seven mi es ... n mtiinir i rnmmp wnir.n. to- Tacloban airdrome, 18 miles north of Dulag. already has While MacArthur b ground lorces 1 Continued on page t Thief Takes School Donation to War Fund Ransacks Rooms, Desks AMBUIANCES ARE SHOWN above cn one of the pier roadways of the British prefabricated harbor on the Normandy coast. This steel roadway, hundreds of feet long, is a series of small bridges with flexible Joints and supported on floats so that It can rise and fall with the 20-foot tides. Existence or these prefabricated harbors was announced only last week, though they played a big part in insuring tne success of the liberation of western Europe. International) New Probe of Indianapolis WAC Murder On; Convict Accuses Wife INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Three lo B-29s Strike At Kyushu Islands In Jap Homeland Superf orts Attack Isle Fourth Time; Details Of Giant Attack Given Soon WASHINGTON. D. C. A force of America's B-29 Super-lortreBB bombers Toared into the Japanese hnnminnd today blaB'ing strategic targets on the Island of Kyushu. i thp 'inimH LU.ui j ti i a. i eh- ininorfunt Japanese navai base of Sasebo is located on Kyushu j which marks the southern tip o .tne ....., , home Inlands. Principal clt ieB on Kyushu are Nagasaki, one of ; japan s 13 most unuuimui . 1 j spiik imlrn v .. imn gtm lnktioka The b'lef announcement of -the Kyushu raid by Gen. H. H. Arnold, commanding general of the 211th air-force contained no details but it was presumed that the targets attacked included Sasebo which was struck .rn-imnlv bv the gigantic bombers e lhair fllitm liaReB. :mont . iilont.lnuon on page 71 Baptist Church Films To Be Shown This Evening A full-color motion picture with aound. "They Live Forever." dealing with the spiritual aspects al World War II. will be shown at 7 p. m. Wednesday. Oct. 2S. in the First Baptist Church. r,20 South Fifth Street, according to P.ev. Ray Crawl, pastor. The film which was produced by Irwhl A. Moon, of the Moody Bible Institute extension staff, features-the life-raft -experience!; of Lt. James C. Whittaker and Set. John Bartek. and the testimony of Col. George S. Clarke, one of the last army officers to leave Bataan. as well bb a scries of training allots taken in both Army and Navy camps. A new candidate tfor the title m mention of the num-"Meauest Thief in the World pop- Qf paneB that Tftidfid KyuBnu. pet up last weekend when the Clin- taBk fow rf B.8 BuI,er FoTt ton High School office were rifled of the 2(Hh AirtoIW t0(lay aland money collected from the school . 8trateglc targets on the into aid the National War Fund was K,.hn " naid Arnold's an- SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower today wrote off the Invaded Dutch communications center of Hertogenbosch as a base of any importance to me ter-mans and a rapid crumbling of all Nazi defenses in western Holland seemed to tie in progress. OernuuNS Admit Kew Assault With German broadcast? admitting now Rrltish assault southwest of Wngeningen. some 3 0 miles west of Am hem. Holland, aimed at establishment of an Allied bridgehead at the mouth of the Hhine, neaoquar-( Continued on Page 3) Yanks Seize Hills Over Bologna In Two-Week Baltic Key Heights Are Won In Face of Strong Defenses; Greek Drive Advances KOME. Italy. Troops 01 xne American Fifa Army today captur-, ed the heights of yltal Monte Bel- . . . . , f ,Z uZ high ground overlooking sotunern aouroaches to the city of Bologna The American forces held the hard-won heights in "he fane of determined German - ountor-attacke while east of Monte Grande other YankB battled for a key feature five miles from the Bologna-Rimini highway. Piglithig Orow Fierce Fifrhtinu mounted in ferocity as Lt. Gen, Mark Clark'B force contin-( ued its drive toward Bologna. 1 he Haflv Marittarranean communiaue pointed out that enemy resistance If determined, nn the AmftricnnR rlcht flank, the British Eighth Army maintained full pressure along the Adriatic Bector, (Continued on Page 2) Bulgarian Crimes Against US War Prisonersv I'robed WASHINGTON. D. C. An American military mission, it was discloB-ed today, haB been sent into Bulgaria to investigate crimes against American fliers who were held as prisoners of war in that country, before lt capitulated to the Soviet advance. Kept. 8. After that date, the Americans were evacuated to Istanbul and Cairo, where they were free for the first time to tell the story of their iuiDi,.,w.. " r- They declared they had been beaten unH hurl hmn rletiipri Tinnier medical mistreatment in Bulgarian prisons and had been denied proper medical care. The American military misnion. headed by a brigadier general (believed In Washington to be Chalm ers G. Hall), has gone to Sofia, capl- .,! nt Uulfrariu in nn effort tn lesm the facts from Bulgarian officials and to Identify the persons responsible for the crimes. This was admittedly a difficult task, in view of the changes in the Bulgarian government, and the disappearance of many officials of the former Nazi-dominated regime. The mistreatment of the American fliers was described as a flagrant violation of the Geneva convention regarding prisoners of war. The present Investigation is aimed to collect the necessary facts bo that the guilty persons may be brought to punishment under the machinery of the Allied War Crimes Commission. To conduct the investigation, officials said, it has been necessary to get the approval of Soviet officials, who are in control of Bulgaria. On a previous occasion. American and British military officers who had gone into Bulgaria for Intelligence purposes were expelled from the country on orders of the Soviet commander. This was later described in the State Department as a difficulty arising over a "technicality," which nan now been cleared up. It was said today that, so far as is known in the State Department, the new mission Investigating treatment of prisoners has not been obstructed by Soviet officials. rh total number of American prisoners evacuated from Bulgaria is estimated at 200. The wounoeo were tni.a hi- min tn Istanbul, where they told the story of their mistreat ment- cal law enforcement representatives are scheduled to arrive la Knoivllle. Tenn.. today to question a woman held there who is accused by her husband as the murderer of WAC Cpl. Maoma Little Ridings Aug. 28. 1843, In an Indianapolis hotel. I sed Broken Bottle Marion County Sheriff Otto W. Petit revealed that the renewed Investigation into the unsolved murder of the Camp Atterbury WAC followed the signed confession of a 23-year-old Michigan City prisoner, which charged that his wife was the mysterious "woman In black" who figured in the case, and that she had killed Cpl. Ridings with a broken bottle. The prlBotier, William (Larry) Lu-allen. who also has several aliases. iB now serving a sentence of 10 to 125 years in the prison alter Deing convicted in Marlon County criminal court April 13, this year, on a burglary charge. Sheriff Petit said that IiIb Investi-iContlnuen on Page ff Clay J. Horn, 71, Dies al North Street Residence Clav Josephus Horn. 71, died at i.i. ruaMonce 11B North street, at 2 p m. Tuesday. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by the widow, Em-unri one niece. MrB. Harry Ray. Fairvlew; one grandnlece, Barbara Ann Ray; two brother-in-laws, Emile Peterson and Bert Coleman, Fair-view. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home and will be removed to the residence this evening. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Phillip Barnard officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. stolen. The thief broke into the office of Junior High School, the commercial department and into the office of Superintendent E. C. Boyd, it was reported this week. Several small articles were taken and the desks had been -thoroughly ransacked. The theft in the superintendent 'p office was diBCovered by Mr. Boyd when he came to his office early Sunday morning. He immediately notified the police who are now investigating. The thefts In the office of Ray R. Shew, Junior High Principal and the Commercial Department in the Junior High building were not discovered until Monday morning when one of the Janitors reporiod for work. Clinton City Police are now inves- ! lgiltlllf; WVCIH1 ltlUM IU UUI I giarJ-, yr. Boyd said today. 1 Dewey Confers With Midwest GOP Leaders in Chicago fjrOrsters Throng Chicago As Dewey Speech Nears; States Foreign Policy CHICAGO. Ill Republicans from many sections of the Middle West thronged Chicago today to welcome their presidential lomlnee. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, who makeB his final oia lur iiiiu "rmci ... final bid for mid western votes in an a(lare88 tonight at the Chicago sia- dium. A huge parade was arranged as Chicago's official welcome to the candidate on his arrival at 2:40 p. m. from Minneapolis where he spoke last night. Tens of thousands were expected to line the parade route, from the North Western station to the Stev ens Hotel, to catch a glimpse of the Republican standard-bearer before he goes Into conferences wnn parry leaders from throughout the Middle West. MILWAUKEE, Wis. Gov. Thom-s E. Dewey asserted today that (Continued on Page 3) Clarice Harper, John Lee Turchi Chosen at Carnival Clarice Harper and John Lee Tur chi. were crowned king and queen ot ii. o r'rnmnton Hill School carnival which was held at the school Wed nesday evening, it was announced to day. Approximately S5 people attend ed the carnival which featured a l.i.nriu-iirk hnotil. fortune tellers, fun house, fish pond and a program with .Mrs. Eddie Can ell in cnargc. j lv gtapeB f the encounter oniv pi neR of the opposing forces were in action, the Japanese radio claimed that the gunB of the oattleahipa ., liuve opened up. ow(m, little amr-ic-B nvai leaders have Ions bo;d that the Japanese fleet would come out of hiding for a Bhowoow battle and firnt reports of the cur-le t engagement pointed to the possibility that t may oevelop Into thi long awaited meeting of the fleets. Khnitz reported one of the enemy forceB consisted of "three or four" bntileBhipB. 10 cruiserB and IB de stroyers; another contained two Bat tleships, a cruiBer and four oestroy- ( Continued on page Filipino, US Guerrillas Lay Groundwork for Leyte Attack: M 'Arthur SAN FRANCISCO. Calif. General Douglas MacArthur iBBUefl m. Bpncial communique today paylnj "i, i.iic -tribute" to Filipino and Am erican guerrilla units who "have led and supported the Teslstanoe movement in the Philippines since the dark days of 1B42." MacArthur revealed that most of the guerrillas who Tefused to bow to the Jap rule in the islandB were Filipinos, but alao said that many of them were Americans who escaped li-'jm enemy prison camps or who tn T'hfitnnines to car ry out "specific miBBiona." Pi-k l"p Broadcast MacArthur also disclosed that a lintening poBt of the War Depart ment piCKCQ Up UlUUUWiDin . rrdio on the Island of Panay in the lHte fall of 1942. thus breaking the silence which engufled the Philip pines after the Japanese conquest. The general Bald that he recognized In these underground -radio reports the "spoil taneous movement of the Filipino people to resist the shackles with which the enemy sought to bind them, both phyBically and BPiritually." Out of the silence that enveloped the I'liilippinen following the fall of ( nrregitlor came the weak radio sbj-nal. MacArthur said, that encouraged him to believe and to know that the people he had so long befriended and protected would not take Japanese mastery lying down, and to aid tlieni In their rebellion he aent all assistance at his command, by aub-i marine and by airplane. ' Caotlirrd Japanese Admiral i So courageous and successful were ! these patriots, he said, that the ln-j vaaion of Leyte was vastly facilitated, and in their operations the guer-i rillas even managed at one time to I make a captive of Admiral lsoroku I Yamamoto. who once said he would dictate peace terms in the White Yamamoto apparently escaped, but was killed aboard a Japanese aircraft Bomewhere In the battle urea. (Mimin Herret Jap Pajiers Either while he waB in custody, or before or afterward. Gnn. MacArthur said, the guerrillas obtained from him secret documents that gave full details of all Japanese plans for couuter-action against projected American attack, plus complete figures of Japanese naval strength and dispositions. Other vast services were rendered that for the time being cannot be disclosed, the general continued, and he told his native followers that (Continued on Page T.) Gales, Schricker. Spar in Indiana Political Duels INDIANAPOLIS. inu. i opposing gubernatorial nomine-a outlined 'their plans lor tne maie i audiences last night. In addition to the speech at Ku-komo of Ralph F. Gates. Republican nominee for Governor, the G.O.I', campaign program also waB highlighted by an address given at Richmond last night by James M. Tucker, former Secretary of State. Democratic oratory, besides the talk of United Slates Senator Samuel D. Jackson, the party's nominee for Governor, at Eaat Chicago, featured a speech in Greenabttrg by Gov. Henry .Srhricker. candidate for United States Senator. Mr. Gates, who pointed out hiE conviction that future development of the state lies' In the correlation of industry and agriculture, pledged himself lo the encouragement of both groups. He proposed that the next legislature establish a State Division of Commerce to aid Industries seeking new locations and to assist present industries n their expansions and decentralization and to aid In bringing the farmer new products and better means of distribution of his products. "Kurthermore." he said, "when I am elected Governor. I shall ask the legislature to establish within thin department whatever staff may be necessary to study and correlate new developments In chemurgy to increase the use of agricultural products." Meanwhile. Senator Jackson carried on his campaign in promising the state a General Assembly free of domination if he is elected. "I shall advise them in due time as to what I believe is best for the good of the state." he said. "I shall cooperate with them and counsel and and advise with all who desire to have my opinion on pending legislation. But further than that. I shall neither seek to drive them nor shall I permit them to he dominated by men outside the bodies. They will be the elected representatives of the people, and 1 shall trust them as faithful." James M. Tucker lashed the theory of the "indispensable man" and said that American servicemen and women, "alter risking their lives daily while deflating the dictatorship theory of government across the waters, aren't going to be any too pleased to return home and PROCLAMATION TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PPwESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, The United States Navy is America's first line of defense, and the spearhead of many attacks against the foes of the Republic; and WHEREAS, The United States Navy is the greatest and most powerful in the world, writing new and glorious annals in the struggle for human liberty; and WHEREAS, The Navy League of the United States has been officially designated by the Secretary of the Navy to arrange the annual Navy Day Celebration throughout the Nation, as it has done since it inaugurated the first Navy Day in 1922; and WHEREAS, The slogan for Navy Day 1944 is "Your Fleet Guarantees Freedom" and WHEREAS, Over 90,000 Indiana men and women are serving with the United States Navy; and WHEREAS, It is, therefore, especially fitting and proper that the citizenB of Clinton, join in heartfelt tribute to our Navy and the men and women now in service : NOW, THEREFORE, I, Clarence Wright, Mayor of Clinton, do hereby proclaim OCTOBER 27, 1944 SLB NAVY DAY and urge that it be given the fullest recognition by all citizens. I ask also that the flag of the United States be displayed from homes, schools, Industrial and public buildings. Clinton Schools Announce Honor Lists for First Six Weeks of Term One hundred and forty-two stu-1 Giuliano. Johnny Goodman. Herbert den," o Clinton grade, junior and Jordan. Mary Kamarata Irene Rose," r high schools won honor roll drich, Adele Manetta. I,ouie Mr- "day j E,ah,th Strlmaltls Jack ( String bv tlie school offices. Wlow. Khirley Htul tditk leltrl Forty-four Senior High School and Carolyn W hitcomb. students. 32 Junior high school. 35 Two A s and two B s: Norma Lee Centra grade school. 14 South grade Boaz. Almo Jo Bgardner. Shirley s-hoo, and 17 Glendale grade school CottrelL Rose Dirker Steve Cr-s,uden,B are included in the schol-. dano. Margaret Ann ro Bill hxnnr mm James. Barbara Miller. Ruby Peck. "TheTnio'r High lints is made on Ul Pierce J"" t'.e basis of four A s. three A b and . HMB KOI.I-lst MX fcfcKS a B or c and two A s and two B's. "entral The Senior list followK: Honor Roll Four A s: Fete Airola. Charles Grade Two Anne Ashley, Caro-ulonini. Reno Foli. Charles Gun-,lvn Beard, noe Klizabeth Hain. Louann Jack- Honorable Mention s, n Frank Marrelli. Marian Mun-! Grade Two: Donald Cargnino. s. n Marion Nielsen. Beuy Oliver. Owynne Cinotto, Charles Elder. Ii-lores Perona. Margaret Piani. Jackie Fenoglio. Michael Heacock, I. -nneth Rigoni. and James IKobertB. Tommy Jennings. Joan McCarter. find the same balloon-like nuild-up of an indispensable man for America". Continued on Page 1) j Three As ana n or . : irt;iii:u l:rown. Jack Canaday. Anthony En- Tommy Lyday. Donald Lee Pesaven-netlo, Julia Aon Giovanini, Annie, Coniiittea on rage IJ

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