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THE DAILY CLlNTONlAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion A& Parke Countiei ee THE WEATHER; , Fair today through Fjiday. Mild daytime temperatures arid cool tonight. " y Maile.In Conformity With O.D. Order No. 19687 at- :' in j:liuil of ,,fcs- UOOl Price Three Cents CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 36, 1944 ; Volume 32 -Number 208 in j ur if. ;,To U S. Navy Wins Historic Triumph Nineteen Enemy J M -ar Clinton, Vermillion County Join Nation in Tribute to Navy Friday General German Retreat Begins In W. Holland Nazi Staff Headquarters,' Units Withdraw to: North; Combined Allied Assault Rolls Back German Lines LONDON, England. Allied forces have made a "local landing" on South Bevelaiul Island m the Scheldt estuary, tlie German liigh command admitted today. Counter-measures are being taken, the communique added. Privileges Sold By FDR, Dewey Charges in Talk Chicago Speech Draws . 25,000 From Midwest As Dewey Asserts FDR Sold Voice in Administration ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN ENROUTE TO ALBANY, N. y, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey returned to the east today, for the climactic phase tot his campaign after accusing President Roosevelt of 'sponsoring an idea to sell special privileges and a voice in the formulation of administration policies for one thousand dollars on the barrelhead". The Republican Presidential nominee, by the stinging tone of his Chicago speech last night, indicated he has unmasked his heaviest guns for the closing guns of the campaign. Campaigns in East From now until November 7, Gov. Dewey will confine his speaking activities to New York and New England, with talks presently scheduled in Syracuse, Buffalo, Boston and New York City. He also is expected to make daytime speeches in Schenectady, Utica, and Rochester in up-stale New York, and in New Hampshire and Connecticut. His next speech, Saturday noon at a. mill ha the farm talk he t"'Ct FORMOSA I Sea ' A 'fe?tK" S5niQg 'r' Ships Sunk In ; 3-Day Battle 1 Smashing US Fleets Cu$ ' Off Jap Navy Pincers Oil Philippines; Break Back . Of Jap Naval Strength PKARL HARBOR At least 19 first line warships of the Japanese Imperial leei , battleships, cruisers 'and aircraft carriers and a ' , number of destroyers were : sunk or severely damaged in the historic naval battle of tVio Philinnines. I , . ?J With complete reports Still to be received, Admiral ChSs-tor w Nimitz in a mitinieht communique announced that ' battlesmps, c r u 1 s e r s , ue-3troyers, submarines; and carrier planes of the PaciMc Fleet had decisively repulBedAthf filMdo's Mn Hoi irnrKon in their .'attempted naval pincers drive , on tGeneral Douglas MacArthur's Philippines invasion front on Leyte Island; Nino Battleships Lost - , -: :' ! Including losses reported.;by Gen-.oi ManArthnr. the Jabaiiese Im perial Fleet has lost, prtjbably lost or had damaged beyond use: Nine battleships, tnree .cruiaera, leven cruisers and an as yet unde- ...-minorl n M m YttsV tt flest PO VAB. ; This undoubetdly represents more , than half of Japan's total ;' fighting i onnage and certainly more than j lail Ul IIS wmio i . unemy had hoped to keep in reserve H for Japan's last ditch stanq. Units of the I'S Pacific Fleet and the Imperial Japanese Havy meet in the Pacific In a terrific sea-air battle which saw the Japs limp for the Central Philippines with record losses of at least 19 first line warships battleships, cruisers and aircraft carriers. The enemy forces were involved as shown on the map. First force (1) consisted r three or four battleships and other warships sighted south of Mindoro, later moving through the Slbuyan- sea. The second enemy tone a) was sighted in the Sulu sea southwest of Negros Island. A third enemy force () was located southeast of Formosa approaching the Japanese home waters. A surface engagement was in progress east of Samur Island (4). f till mw " - - (Washington observers 'reported - "Vmiii Piont iiimrnntoes Freedom" Is Iho slogan for Navy Duy, Oct. 27, when Clinton una venniiuon i.uun-i uriii inln Die nation In paying tribute to the United States Nuvy. A dinner, parade and program are ,,i,iiiii,i frr tomorrow evening as Clinton's part in the observance. Rcp- ri'senlativcs from Cayuga, ana mew-nn,i nthar iin-cnuntv towns are expected to take part in the observance, marking a county-wide cele bration of the date. Dinner Opens Olwervaiice The dinner will be at 6 p. m. in the Hair-Century Club with Lleu- onnni r N Knringer of the Mid- shipmens' School at the University of Notre Dame, soutn nenu, iuu., Capt. Robert Miller of the Wabash Ordnance Works and Clinton men homo on furlough as honored guests. The parade will follow at 7: IB p. ,ti, m v inpni nnd countv or ganizations represented. All groups are urged to take pari in me paraue which will start from the railroad at Ninth Street. Color Guard Leads The American Legion Post 140 will act as color guard tor the parade with the Clinton High . School band leading the procession. Members of the Red Cross surgical, dressings group, canteen corps and motor corps as well as other Red Cross workers'; Boy and Girl Scouts; Lions Club, Wakofe Club, Delta The-ta Tau and Trl Kappa Bororitles; Clinton Auto Repairmen are a few of the local clubs to be represented. Other clubs taking part may con-(Oontlnued on page 6) Some Indiana Service Ballots May Be Voided State Ruling Reveals INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Possibility that nme war ballots may be voided in Indiana because of tam pering was seen today after an an-.n...nun hv Conner C. Clifton, clerk of the State Board of Election Commissioners. Ballots that show signs of naving j 1.1. bK1aaI In Deen lampereu un ic duu. : challenge at the polls and Bhould be1 rejected, he said. rnnntv Hprkii and other election officials soon will receive letters giving Instructions on tne nanuiins of absentee war ballots, Clifton nnintort nut. since several clerks' have reported receipt of ballots that have been opened by censors. He listed two stes in the handling of war ballots. 1. Ballots bearing a censor's stamp, but apparently not mutilated or tampered with, are valid. 2. Ballots which appear to have been opened and resealed, or wnicn have been slit open, should be re ferred to the precinct election ooaro (Continued on rage 21 Clay Josephus Horn Rites Set For Friday at 2 p. m. Funeral services for Clay Joseph us Horn, 71, 116 North street, will ho held at 2 d. m. Friday at the residence. Rev. Phillip Barnard will officiate and burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Mr. Horn died at his residence Tuesday afternoon. Mother of Former Clinton Woman Dies in Illinois Mrs. Mary Chapman, Marlon, Ill- mother of Mrs. Ben Shull, Terre Haute, former residents of Clinton, died suddenly at her home Wednes day, according to word received by friends in Clinton. Italy Rejoins Allied ' ' by at M that a final official tabulation may I show that as many as 46 to 60 Jap-'- -inuaa wnmhlna were blasted In the - three separate naval battles in Phil- i ipplnes waters during three days of I furious action, Monday, Tuesday and 4, 1 PhiliDDines Invasion Beachheads Secured by Smashing Naval Victory GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines The historic American Naval victory over the Japanese Imperial Fleet has definitely secured General Douglas MacArthur'j Philippine invasion i.JJ 1 ,1 At dawn today, 24 hours after the epochal naval battle had been Joined and as further, reports of the great victory were still being received, it became clearly evident that the Philippine invaison front carved out on Reports to FDR AVERELL HARRIMAN, u. M. amDas-' sador to the Soviet Union, is shown as he arrived at the White House for consultations with President Eoosevelt after attending the 10-lay conference with Premier Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill at Moscow. Harriman's trip from Moscow to Washington was made In 57 hours. (International) Reds Seize Port In Norway; Slash Deep into Prussia Russian Forces Cross Into Norway; Advance Swiftly on Insterburg MOSCOW, Russia Russian troops smashed head-on toward the vital itv nf Iiiaterbure today with the capture of 13 strong points in East Prussia while other soviet iorce o,-,.,i nut tmnnrtant tains in north ern Norway and near Warsaw In Poland. Disclosing alBO that German resistance has been crushed in northern Transylvania, announcement of the mounting successes in the Red army's autumn offensive came in two special orders of the day from Premier Stalin and were confirmed the Moscow communique. Great Battle Raging One of the greatest battles of the war was reported raging east of In-Hurling in tactical re serves as well as powerful Panzer units, the Germans nerce resistance (Continue On Page S) Dr. A. E. Sabin, Dana Physician, Succumbs Thursday Dr. A. E. Rabin, 70, Dana, died 8 a. m. Thursday, following a ahnrl illnORR. Dr. Sabin was born Nov. 15, 1874 near Perrysville, the son of Job ana Amanda Zoren Sabin. He had practiced in Dana since 19.20. Dr. Sabin. a doctor in the first World War, Is a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge, both of Dana. Hp la survived bv the widow. Gail nno rimiehter. Miss Mary Sabin, Den ver, Colo., and one son. Sgt. Robert Sabin, U. S. Army Air corps, Laurel loa I The, hnrtv was taken to the Kersey Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. Circle With Ilia British government. The Soviet government had recognised the Itul-ian regime of Marshal I'letro Ilado- Kilo last March, and this recognition has continued in effect for the present government. The action by the American nations meant that the five-month-old Bonomi regime was welcomed fully into the Allied family of nations. Italy had completed the full cycle from friend to foe to friend again. First Hli is Made A step toward recognition was taken a month ago when President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, after conversations in Hyde Park, declared that " an increasing measure of control will be gradually handed over to the Italian administration," adding that the Italian government would be invited to appoint direct representatives to Washington and London. The latest action was a fulfillment of that promise, carried through without waiting for popular elections to be held in Italy. Continued on page (j, SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force A general retreat of German forces In western Holland was reported today by Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower's headquarters which announced that Nazi staff headquarters and administrative', units already hate 'been withdrawn to the- north of Tilburg and Breda. . ' Roll Bock from HeHogenbosch The Germans are being rolled back in the whole Hertogenbosch area, although', fighting continues in ,l.a annthwoat NiriCE Of the tOWn. British . troops, stormed : across f a canal - inside - Hertogenbosdh,.- key anchor of the German line in 'west ern Holland, and. 'advanced trom 1,000 to 4,000 yards west of Essen, using flame-throwing tanks. The British crossed the Dommel River at Heteengje. (The fight for the German bridgehead of Breskens, the Scheldt gate-continued on Page 3) ' Grinding Anglo-US Drive Continues To Gain in Italy British Break Through Nazi Adriatic Defense; Yanks Move on Bologna Smashing virtu ally at the door of Mussolini's old homestead at Forn, me nnu rhareed forward today of fleeing German for ces in the Adriatic sector or me Italian frnnt. Crushed by a rolling Eighth Army Juggernaut, the Nazi line broke and enemy units withdrew along the Be-vano river. Brit Mi Pursue Enemy A communique revealing that the Nazis took flight, asserted the British forces are pushing hard to maintain contact with enemy rear guards. ii. ar Hiirhth Armv advance mov ed rapidly from the Cesena bridge head across the banns 01 ine nova-no. The town of Forlimpopoll, west of the Bevano, was seized by Eighth ononrheads which were fight ing within five miles of Forli, for mer Premier Mussolini s 0111 noui town. Bologna Advance Continue American Fifth Army troops, meanwhile, continued their advance northward toward the vuai ciiy 01 ( Continue 00 page SI Break in Capital WAC Murder Near As Suspect Found INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Indianapolis authorities today hoped to "break" the mysterious slaying of a Woman's Army Corps Corporal with the return to Indianapolis of a woman arrested in Knoxvllle. Tenn. The woman, Mrs. Winona Luallen Kidd. was apprehended after her former huBband. serving a term In an Indiana prison for burglary, told police she slashed WAC Cpl. Maoma Llttln Ridings to death in her In-dlHtiapulis hotel room Aug. 28. 194:1. Since that date police have sought a mysterious "woman in oiacK known to have been on a "wild party" with Cpl. Ridings the night she was sluin. Mrs. Kldd waB arrested on a charge of burglary, and waived extradition. Investigators learned that tne woman had divorced William (Larry) Luallen after he was sentenced A nH,nn nn hursrlarv charges last April, and had taken the name of ho fleet hnahanri. John Kidd. The woman is formally accused of assisting her ex-husband in more than 150 burglaries but interest in her return was centered on what information she may be able to give In the WAC murder case. Luallen'8 statement identified his former wife as the "woman in black" whom a bellhop saw Bhortly before the Camp Atterbury WAC was found slashed to death, presumably with a broken whisky bottle, in Room 729 of the Indianapolis hotel. i.eyie oy tens 01 uiuumhu" " lean Doughboys had been secured against the serious .iripie-inrum launched against it by the Imperial Nipponese Fleet. 40 Miles South of Beachheads The backbone of two of the three enemy naval forces was broken by Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid't Seventh Fleet, which engaged one of the enemy forces only forty miles south of the Leyte beachheads In Leyte Gulf. Complete reports of the stagger lng losses Inflicted on the Japanest naval forces have yet to be announced by General MacArthur who left no possible doubt, however, that "future efforts (of the Japanese Imperial Fleet) can only be on a dwindling scale". (iround Advance Continues The southern coast of samar war Philippines invasion simultaneously announced that the Yank ground forces continued their advance on all fronts 011 Leyte and had crossed the narrow San Juanico Strait to Invade Saniar Island, which is larger than Leyte. The southern coast of Smar war (Continued on Page 2) LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE planned for Minneapolis, where he decided instead to answer rrraiumi Roosevelt's recent foreign policy sneech. 2,-,00 Jam Stadium m...n,it'a thnnRnnd Dersons jammed into the huge Chicago Sta- I dlum heard the Republican nominee repeatedly challenge President Roosevelt's "veracity" and heard him read a letter which, he asserted, revealed a Democratic plot to sell "special privilege" to 1,000 persons "for $1,000 laid on the line to finance the fourth terra drive". Gov. Dewey pulled no punches in his speech at Chicago, where he asserted that: "When the White House speaks, the first question the people ask 1b not whether the news Is mod or (Continued on Page 2) Ordnance Workers Give Day's Wages To War Fund Drive Mrs. Everett Helms, Clinton Township Chairman of the National War Fund Drive of Vermillion County, spoke very highly of the co-operation of the Wabash River Ordnance Works in the drive Tuesday as she explained that almost every employee at that plant donated a day's wages for the drive in this county. "Much credit Is due to Philip S. Cushing, manager of the WabaBh ' River Ordnance Works, and to John A. Cowan, chairman of the WAB '! National War Fund," Mrs. Helms explained. She added that Mr. Cowan had made frequent reports on the progress of the drive and that with the efforts of the manager of the plant together with the patriotic attitude of the employees, the drive was met with welcome responses. Continuing. Mrs. Helms said that ' Du Pont as an organization gave $1200 to the county drive. Six hundred dollars of this amount was allocated to Clinton township. The donations of the three-hundred and thirty-seven employees who are residents of Clinton township,, will be credited to the locality in which the employee lives. Some of the contributions Include $25, H. C. Hartman and wife; $24. J. E. Ellis; $18. Cecilia M. McGaff-ney; $16, William F. Huffman; $15. Jack D. Reed. Robert N. Foster, Anton J. Fenoglio, Maurice E. Frump and H. Kendall; $12, Ruth G. Kendall, Wilfred Cull, Louis T. Leek. Jr., Ben E. Angel, Robert N. Taylor, Pete Carrero and Arthur A. Winkler; $10, Burl Pavey, R. E. Robinson, Joseph L. Davis. Bessie Miller and C. F. Schelsky; $9, Benjamin 8. Harrison. W. J. Reynolds. Jack Brlttaln, H. H. Ahlemeyer, Edith L. Forte, Earl W. Youmans, Preston Crowder and Mr. and Mrs. W. Edward Taylor; $8.56. Wayne G. Former: $8, Paul Simpson, William M. Foster, John J. Vorek and Chester McReynolds. Vermillion County War Bond Farm Canvass to be Planned Vermillion County's farm canvass for the Sixth War Loan will be outlined at a meeting Nov. 10 at 2 p. m. In the Assembly Room of the court house at Newport. Mrs. Delia A. Swinehart, war finance chairman said today. J. B. Edmonson of the state offict will be the speaker and will describe the program to be followed in thf canvass. All township and farm chairmen, assistants and farmers an urged to attend the meeting. Japanese Imperial neaaquariers- US Naval Victory In Pacific Speeds Tlirnttsnt Tana n :ii t'-j. WASHINGTON, D. C. T bjjy crushing defeat of the Japanese navrt in pnnippine waters wkb vicwu m- lay as serving to hasten by month. 'lie projected umicu diicd tuiusv to the China coast and heralded the, nrnhahilitv of early, smashing as-; iaults on the Pacific enemy's homf 'Sianus. ' j,. To naval officials in Washington, the latest action was tne most aeci-jive sea engagement of the entire Pacific war. It was felt that the lapanese navy may never again be ible to face American sea forces in ,nv oil-nut hnttle. nromotlng opti mistic forecasts that the Pacific nhna of World War II has been shortened by months at an Incalcu lable saving of American lives. Another probable outcome of the lorrifi,. hattle naval circles believe. is an early strike at Japan'B strategic bastions on Formosa, which would serve to minimise or remove the ever-present danger of atr and sea attacks to the projected United StateB sea road between that island and the northern Philippines on tne route to the China coast.' While a final capitulation or u damage wrought on the once proudj Japanese Imperial Navy nas not oeen tabulated completely, there was no doubt in any omciai minu, irom President Roosevelt and Admiral Ernest J. iKing. chief of naval operations, on down, that the Pacific enemy had met a navy defeat from which he may never recover. a rin.nl official tabulation may show that as many as 46 to 60 Jap anese warships have Been oiaaiea, Including two carriers Bunk and on believed sunk. The rest of the enemy ships sunk and damaged were bat tleships, cruisers and destroyers, a addition, 150 Jap planes were de stroyed. Admiral King said that vinuaii all or the Japanese fleet was believed to be in the embattled Philippine ar ea and reports from the scene of ae ,inn iticinRori that almost all of tbt enemy battleships and cruisers tha' had been hurled Into the ngnl nac been sunk or damaged. Behind the Japanese choice !( send their navy into battle arte more than a year of refusal to taac up combat under the sharpest o challenges lay the fact that Gen MacArthur's successful invasion o the central Philippines was of sue. strategic Importance as to bring a enemy decision to risk everything 1 its effort to repel the American foi ces. . Remnants of Beaten Jap Fleet Pursued By US Carrier Planes ABOARD ADMIRAL KINKAIDS FLAGSHIP OFF LEYTE, Philip-nines. Remaining units of two Japanese naval forces which for a time seriously threatened General Douglas MacArthur's Invasion of 1 ovio island, are being nursued and attacked today by American carrier planes ranging over inland Philip pine waters. Head for Central Island Vire Admiral Thomas C. Klnkald. commander of the triumphant Sev enth Fleet whiph turned asiue me threat of the Japanese Imperial fleet, told correspondents aboard his flagship that remnants of the two Jap forces which launched a naval pincers against Leyte Island, have been sighted and are under aerial attack as they flee into the maze of the central Philippines. The admiral revealed mat six 01 (Continued on Page t) NEWS OF Sgt Gilbert T. Davis recently spent a ten day furlough with his1 wife Virginia Lee and daughter, Tniitv Carol of North Main street. ' He is stationed at Camp Callan Calif, 'near San Diego In the 86tn Infantry Division. Sgt. Davis was promoted from A Technician Fifth grade to his present rank while stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif. U.S.A. Pvt. John Holliday. Jr., ion of Mr. and Mrs. John Holliday of South Third street, has won the right to wear n iuk " uuvm i wi- ed States Army Para-troops. He has wear Wings and Boots or me unit niatori four weekB of Jump train ing during which time he made five jumps, the last a tactical Jump at night involving a combat problem on landing. Pvt. Holliday is spending a furlough with his parents in Clinton. C.S.A I V I . .ugeae tuniruu uao . ...-. . somewhere In England according to The Clintonian or friends this column. welcomes any news of relatives in the armed services for PHONE 32 Recognition Granted Bonomi Rule WASHINGTON, D. C. The Italian government of Premier Ivan-hoe Bonomi, facing a desperate winter In which all Italy will suffer, was given new hope today by the action of the greater part of the Allied world In extending formal diplomatic recognition. The State Department announced that, after consultation with the other American republics, "It has been agreed that diplomatic relations with the (Italian) government should be resumed." Kirk Named An-haw-ador This carried with it the nomination of an American ambassador to Italy, Alexander C. Kirk, who haB been serving in Rome as United States representative on the advisory council for Italy. It was reported that the Italian government would send Count Carlo Sforza, member of the cabinet and long-time resident of the United States, as the new ambassador to this country. British, KuskUui Recognition l Recognition was also extended by word received recently by relatives, Pfc. Otto E. ChUdre has returned to Camp Van Dorn, MIsb. aftei spending a 15 day furlough with his wife. Esther Pauline Childre and other relatives. U.S.A. Mario M. Contrl, son of Mr. and ira jn Pnntri at Matthews Street, has completed his course of studies as an aviation mechanic in the Arm) Air Forces Technical Training Srhool at Amarillo Army Air Field. Amarillo. Tex. HIb graduation from this technical school now fits him fnr airnlane maintenance and he . - - , will be sent to an air base where he will assist in keeping Flying Fort resses in condition. U.S.A. Clarence Edgar Peck. S 1c whose ifo resided at Fairview Park, 1b nrenarine for duty with th-? amphi bious forces aboard an LST, one of the biggest ships in the Navy's in vasion fleet. Continued on page IJt '2

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