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Your Fleet Guarantees Freedom --Navy Day, 1944 THE DAILY CLINTONIAN THE WEATHER Clear and mild today. Clear and cool tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Volume 32 Number 209. The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiea INDIANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1944. man Ml SIM I New A Hied Invasion in Holland . l Announce V S Lcts Enemy 1 1 Lm.m UmmvaI Kofrlo Allies in Last Lap of Offensive in Europe, Prime Minister Declares Rises; 30 Ships Sunk, " en .a u.. coii thnt elements of the Tenth and Twenty-Fourth Corps had established a junction on the coast of Leyte Island south of Pancan and are holding firm control of a 40- ile eastern coastal sector, runtime mite taawu -7 . Jap Resistance Crumbling on Leyte As US Infantry Forces Move Inland GENERAL MACARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines With Japanese naval losses reported still growing, organized resistance against American Infantrymen on Leyte and Samar Islands appeared today to be rapidly uiBimegrauug. General Douglas MacArlhur announced tuai Biuuuu iiuuva Tenth and Twenty-Fourth Corps were expanding their hold on Leyte, de ..iD,.p,.n. .n.inv air attacks qd beachhead areas. 1 r- from the extreme northern end 01 : wrecked In the fierce three-prongad. San Juanlco Strait to Dulag on the battle o( the Philippines at a cost east-central coast. I of only six United States combat ves- At the same time, battlewise sels. troops of the First Cavalry Division wlth IoBseB of tne japs unofflcl-expanded their beachhead on Samar, aly compile(i at more than 80 war-across San Juanico Straits from ahjpjJ 8unk or damaged, including Leyte, hurling back a Japanese coun- most of thelr battleships, the Navy ter attack, according to MacArthur's Department In Washington discloa-latest communique. ed today that the United States Paci- Alr Battles Halting fic fleet loBt five ships in addition. FDR Plans 2 Indiana Stops In Vote Tour Democratic "Road Show" Heads for Ohio Valley States; President To Speak in Philadelphia INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. President Roosevelt will make appearances both in Fort Wayne and Gary tomorrow afternoon enroute to deliver an address in Chicago that night, Frank M. McHale, Indiana Democratic National Committeeman, announced today. The President will speak in Fort Wayne, which has been a Republican citadel for a number of years, but he will make only a back-platform appearance at Gary, the capital of the Democratic Calumet area. e uemocratic uaiumet area. The Presidential special train Is peeled to arrive In Foil Wayne at l'3n n m Thp President will sneak fvnm a nlnltnrm and nrohnhlv will i address many thousand personB. Mc- Hale Baio mere win ue biuuuiuk space lor ao.uuv persons, me i-iea-j ldent will be Introduced ay senator Cn.iial F luntann rtamneru t tc Cllh- Samuel D. Jackson. Democratic gub ernatorial nominee. Prior to the President's arrival, leading Democrats of the state will hold a luncheon at Fort Wayne. PHILADELPHIA President Roosevelt arrived in tnis Historic seat of American Independence shortly before noon today, after a j brief rear platform appearance and ; naiwih UHltnlntrtin Hnl an hnllf speech at Wilmington, Del., an hour earlier, to launch the third phase of his fighting bid for a fourth term. Tour Philadelphia Area M f Rnnuvalt nnri hlfi Ktnff. flC- companied by half a hundred news ' - -- correspondents, Immediately board- f ed automobiles to oegin a 4u-inue tour of the Philadelphia area, ln- eluding downtown Philadelphia, Camden, N. J., and shipbuilding yards, before making a nation-wide address from Bill be Park at 9 p. m. EWT tonight. (Continued on page 5) Dewey Works On Final Speeches In Campaign Kace K . Dewey today worked on a series! of hard hitting speeches which lie f will deliver In New York, New Eng- land and possibly New Jersey dur- ing tha concluding days of his cam- .puign for the Presidency. TJie Republican Presidential nom- ' CLINTON, British Assault Troops Land on Island In Vital Schelde Estuary WITH BRITISH ASSAULT TROOPS ON SCHELDT. (Delayed) British troops made a landing on the south Beveland from the sea early today. The invasion fleet crammed with . .-,ni .nrnr. anA irOOpH, UgllL Mllliicij, unimo wmm . 1 ,1,1 tUa ln1mona Dreil cuiueiD wue1" i" un.- completely by surprise. Drive Mile Inland Troops drove one mile inland in the first four hours of the assault. Bitter fighting continues. Early today the invasion fleet weaved through the misty darkness across three miles of the Scheldt estuary to take the islands' 10,000 strong garrison completely by surprise. .Shell Landing Force Some shells were fired at one sec tion of the landing force while tne boats swept on to the beaches but none or tne nisi wave buucicu aities. One landing craft rammed .1 4 t. Jnvlrn.aa hilt the troops on board the sinking vessels were rescued. The first British troops to hit the beach ruphed through the coast defenses and Bprang upon the bewildered Germans in the darkness. Short, Hlmi'P Battle There waB a short, sharp fight before the troops atormed the German positions and cleaned them out. Now they have a firm foothold. Opposition was stronger after the Germans quickly recovered from their Initial surprise. Soon the assault troops were meeting raking fire and German artillery began shelling the beach. With the coming of daylight the German gunners got the range of the landing craft on the beaches and began shelling them too. Preliminary reportB indicate that In the first four hours of the assault British troops have reached a point one mile inland and were engaged in bitter fighting. They are reported to be' under heavy mortar fire from the Germans who appear to have overcome the first surprise and are hitting back hard. China Missionary Speaks to Meeting Of Presbyterians Customs of the Chinese, tribulations under the Japanese rule and the United States attitude concerning relationships with the nation's enemies was the theme of a series of talks given at the Bi-County Pres-byteriai Meeting held at the Hill Crest Presbyterian Church, all day Thursday Oct. 26. The talks were given by Miss F. iwnA EViravthp. TRlnatn. Shailtun. a missionary in China for 18 years, who returned to the United States in August of 1942 on thhe Grips-holm. During the business meeting ln the afternoon, officers for the society were elected. The following officers were elected. Mrs. 8. C. Darr-och, Cayuga, president; Mrs. Mae McMurtrey, Marshall, vice-president and Mrs. W. D. Gerrlsh, Clinton, secretary-! reasu rer. Others on (he program included. MIsb Agnes Renwlck, presldeut of the Westminister Guild at Hill Crest, in charge of registration; Mrs. Anna Gunnoe, vice president of the Bi-County, presided; Mrs. Maude Wright. Cayuga, led the worship service; Mrs. Roy Linberg, speaker on the activities at Hill Crest; Mrs. Dale Yost, Lafayette, Presbyterlal president, gave the news of Presbyterian missionaries: Mrs. Lowe. Marshall Federated Church, conducted the federated Church, conducted Canadians Land On Approaches To Antwerp New Amphibious Landing On Dutch Beveland Isle In Schedle Estuary; US Front Flares in Action SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al - I ned Expeditionary Force. A new ' 1.1 nn..i.,n armv lunriine SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al- UlUfUIUIUUD iaimui.,, ...j . rt..nl. lilanil nf MnvelUIlri. I u vuuu 'i which controls the approaches to Antwerp, was otnciaiiy announced by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower today. The Canadian troops swept across the Scheldt river and onto the southeastern shore of Beveland, Gen Ei-Benhower'B spokesman announced. iCountarattackM Repe-llt-d German counterattacks were unavailing. No ground was lost and the new invasion is proceeding according to schedule. The neck of a peninsula connecting Beveland with the nearby island of Walclieren, which harbors the big coastal guns of Flushing that dominate the Belgian port of Antwerp, was reached at a canal running north and south loine 12 miles west of the town of Woens-drecht. (Continued on Page 2) Rutlienian Center Falls ta Soviets In Czech Advance Nazi Driven from Last Major City in Ukraine; Bitter Battles in Prussia uncpnw Pnunin Soviet for ces in Ruthenia, eastern Czechoslo vakia, have captured the vital communications center of Uzhgorod, Marshal Joseph Stalin announced tonight in a special order of the day. Moscow also announced that with the fall of the Ruthenlan capital to the Soviet's the Germans have been driven from the last major city ln the area. Tk nrior nf the dav. directed to Gen. Ivan Petrof. Soviet commander In the Carpatho-Ukralne area, de-acribed the city as a German strong point and the hub of Important communications. Marshal Stalin ordered the victory to be saluted by the firing of 20 salvoes from 220 artillery pieces in the Russian capital. Earlier Moscow reports revealed bitter hand-to-hand fighting in East Prussia as the Soviets forged tor-ward to capture four more German strongholds in a battle which cost the Germans 800 killed and heavy loBseB In equipment. With Soviet artillery firing upon the German counter-thrusts throughout the day, 39 enemy tanks and 20 armored vehicles were destroyed. The Germans expended boil, men and arms and armor in a larg-scale effort to save the vital communlca Hons fortress at Gumblnnen, accord ing to Moscow announcements. Gum ing to Moscow announcements. Gum- blnnen Is the third largest city in East Prussia and guards tne ap-. (Continued on Page 6) 1 1 Price Three Cent 5) Damaged Battered Jap i Fleet in Full Flight for Port 21 Capital Ships Included . In Jap Losses as Official ' Reports Show Results; Scrap Foe Sea-Air Power ' PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Vlr-tufillv iho entire Imnerial fleet waft to ti,e light carrier Princeton, m sinking of which was previously an- nounceu. -j-ne additional rive suipa wi nrw destroyers, two escort carriers, ana , destroyer escort. no details concerning iuv biu&iu of the ()ve veBselB were given, nor wa9 there any announcement of th casualties suffered among tha atih cars and crews. A complement of approximately 1,000 officers and men and l planes usually is carried by escort carriers. Magnitude of the tremendous defeat suffered by the Japanese was (Continued on Paea 2) . H Personnel Losses In Six US Ships Not Yet Announced WASHINGTON, D. C. Tha Navy Department announced today tha loss of five combat ships sunk during the naval battle of the Philippines, including two escort carriers, two destroyers and one destroyer-escort. Including the light aircraft carrier, Princeton, whose loss was announced while the battle was stilt In progress, total ship lossea of tha engagement now stand at six. American losses in the epochal sea struggle stood out In sharp con trast to the more than f0 Japanese ships sunk or damaged, including battleships, cruisers and large carriers. In issuing the announcement of American losses, the Navy communique stressed that It was based upon, "latest Information received," and that no details of the circumstances under which the ships were lost hava been received. Escort carriers are carriers which tmvp heen converted from merchant shipB. They normally carry a complement of approximately 1,000 officers and men, and each carry mora than 21 planes. Destroyers carry a normal complement nf 200 officers and men and destroyer-escorts approximately 160. Earlier ln the week when waB aunolmCed as lost du (( wa g of complement had been rea- cued wpre Bvallable on or la, loBS of per,onB(!, tlle sinking of the .! America but ,he Navy Bald tn.t Beit " , be notlfled us soon a, posslb -- -w losses brings tiie Navy's total losses for the war to 170 ships Bunk, 18 overdue and presumed lost, and nine destroyed to prevent capture. Former Fairview Kesluent Escaped Explosion Injury Slevf Roscoe, former resident of Fairvlew and brother of Mra. Sidney fjjiuiore. route three, Clinton, an ,he ohjo Ga Co for ploye of the Ohio Gas Co. for the nast 17 vears. escaped injury ln the gas explosions in Cleveland recently, according to word received by Mrs. Gil more. Mr. Roscoe was working the day of the explosion but was away from the shop at the time. His car which was parked near the shop was completely demolished LONDON. F.nirland. Prime Min ister Winston Churchill declared his belief today that Allied armies in Europe are on the last lap of the offensive to crush Germany but warned that fighting of Increased intensity still must be expected. In an address to the House of Commons, Churchill said that failure of the United Nations to exert Ihelr fullest efforts now might lengthen the struggle and wear down Allied resolution, and second, that a division may arise between the great powers Britain, the United States and Russia. Churchill went before the House primarily to discuss the results of IiIb recent conferences In Moscow with Premier Joseph Stalin. The results achieved at Moscow, Ire said, were highly satisfactory but a final result cannot be attained until the heads of the three big uow- ers meet again. i;iiurcuni aiu n trusted that meeting would occui before the year is out. ers meet again. Churchill said he M.ulutl.Miu W.vur Mure Cordial a lt I all Snvtat relntfnnft rillirchill sad, never were more cordial than i at present. pieaem. i I British and Russian conferees, he IA ..Aonhafl tha hichat HpfrPA (if I British and Kussian conierees, ne sajd, reached the highest degree or v l. .nJ (.IaiiJId lanii.uinn nf the frank and friendly discussion of the most delicate and potentially vexations topics. Where the two parties could not agree, Churchill explained, each understood the grounds on which objections were based. But over an astonishingly wide area," he said, "we found ourselves ln f uj agreement." No iviion of Forces m. n-i ul.l.t.. JUh. But over an astonishingly wide I nen tne rnuie muiinici ucvi,. 'Let all hopes die ln German breasts that there be the slightest division or weakening in the forces closing in on them which will crush nit) uui UI uucil icDioiauw. Churchill said that a solution . ila reached at Moscow on the RUS8o-Polisri question but add- ed that a settlement between the Kremiin and the exiled overnment , Vnitl , r,tirinn wu a eood of Poland In London was a good deal nearer than It had been. Allies Agree on Ke-crcation He declared that Britain, Russia and the United States all were firmly agreed on the re-creation of a strong, free and independent Poland. He said It was his hope that the three powers would guarantee an independent, sovereign and free Poland. ' n' IT C A") rTOlSe TOT U.J. WUVy p; TUm,trrh I rtntt KtngS 1 ItrOUgn LOna rf . A ;.,orenrv Vn r leet SMniversury Following the dinner at 6 p. m. in the Half Century Club, a parade will travorap Main Rtreet to the Clin ton High School gymnasium beginning at 7:15 p. m. The program at the gymnasium which is open to the public, will begin at 8 p. m. Featured will be an address by Lieutenant C. N. Sprlng-ger of the Mldshipmens' School at Notre Dame University and a Navy Day "broadcast" by members of the Clinton High School drama group. Rev. Roy C. Mnberg of the Presbyterian and Hill Crest Churches will give the invocation opening the program after which the high school band will play the national anthem. The "broadcast" will be given by the high school Btudents under the dlretclon of Miss Dorothy Devonald after which Mrs. John Swlckard will read a tribute to the Navy mothers present. (Continued on Page 3) Pfc Clay Thomas, R'vilie, Is Killed in Action Pfc. Clay Thomas. 31, route one. Rockville. son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred n Tiinnmit. has been killed in action France. Oct. 9, according to a . received by the parents telegram received by the parents from the United states war uepart-ment, Tuesday, Oct. 24. Pfc. Thomas Is a graduate of Rockville High School with the class d before entering the arm ed (or.e wag an employe q( Ue Searg Roebuck store in Indianapolis, emered the United States ln FeoruarJr of 1942 and had bppn overgea, approItmately eight month. . Bit.c . j Missing In Action Cpl. Cliarles E. Mclih, on' of Mr. and Mrs. arleg MrLelali, South Ninth Street, has been reported missing in action over Bel-glum since Oct. 7, according to word received from the United States War Department, Sunday, Oct. S2. Cpl. McLelsli, a Bunner and radio operator on a li-24 bomlier, was nuking a mission over Belgium after which he was reorted inisH-iug. Before entering the United States Army Air Corps he graduated from Clinton High School with the class of 1040 and was liiUr employed in Chicago as a baker. He received basic training in Texas and went overseas in July of this year. Eighth, Fifth Armies Slog Forward in Italy Through Rain and Mud ROME. Italy. Heavy winter raiUB curtailed military operations on the Italian front today, but the Hritish F.lL'hih Armv. in the Adria tic sector, reached the river Ronco and American Fifth Army torceB scored continued gains In tnetr drive upon Bologna despite the bad weather. Patrols Cross ltonco A communique revealed that forward natrols of the Eighth Array had crossed the Ronco, but pointed out that the weather stalled the thrust communications a""" .. town of Forll. The Eighth Army had pushed to within five miles of Forll, which is , Mussolini's home town . " (Continued on Page 3 ) 112, C. R. Slaleler; XUomas I , Da- vy; Wayne F. StaatB. 10. H. A. Hageman; Tom G. Vranlch; Carl L. Fox, Jr. $a, Roy Lee Nesbit; Fred W. Thomas: Albert R. Foster; Forrest Mott; L. E. Maloney; Arthur C. Howell; Anthony Pesavento; George S. Jardlne; Arthur W. Carlson; William Symes; Raymond Graves. $8. Fred Antoninl; Hugh J. Mc- Leish; Avey M. Harper; Frank bhau-bi; Frank Gertcher; James Houston. 1, Dorothy J. Wallace; Betty Jean Pyle; Harold Armstrong: Martha Hayward; Bertha Searing; Vergil L. Yocum; Marion E. Webster and J. A. Hall. $7.92. $6, Joseph Vocatore: John J. Murray: Joe Guiliano; Robert H. Goodnight: Leon a W. English; Carl R. U!,.!.. T..an rion InnM' 1 1 1 h II VI Vfl- Cat-1 i Inee, convinced mat tne race lor tne Navy Day observances througnoui White House is extremely close, in- tne Btate allQ nation will honor the ,tends to concentrate from now until unUed States fleet today as the Na-Nov. 7 on New York's 47 electoral i vy ceiebrates Its 169th birthday. As the hard slugging uouguuuj" continued to punch their way for 1 i oil uncturs. numerous al battles raged throughout the Taclo battles raged tnrouenwui ban and Dulag sectors, wun penalties inflicted against J a P fighter planes. filter planes. Thirty-nine Japanese planes were asted out of the Bkles, it was an- blasted nounced. - Twenty-three were bagged by-Naval airmed from Vice Admiral Thomas Kinkald's carrier planes, two by anti-aircraft fire and fourteen by fighter patrol planeB. Ark-Ack Drives Off Jaiw Japanese land-baaed warplanes made , numerous sorties against American surface craft off the Leyte shoreline, but were prevented from carrying out any accurate bombing by Intense anti-aircraft fire from ship and shore batteries which sent a tremendous amount of flak Into the air. These raids failed to halt the inward push of the Yanks on Leyte. The ground troops. Ignoring small pockets of Japs hidden In cavep above them, slashed their way to ward the enemy's mountain positions westward of Palo without let-up, Inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy but suffering negligible losser theniBelves. Liberate New Towns In their drive, the Infantrymen have liberated the towns of Tabon-( Continued on page 3) AFL Withholds WLB Reports For Wage Settlement WASHINGTON. D. C. Georgr Meany, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL, hinted today at indefinite dc lay in submission of the War Labor Board's "fact-finding" wage report to President Roosevelt, assertint that there was no guarantee that II would "ever come up". Explaining the decision of AFI. members of the WLB" not to participate In the board's consideration of a half dozen individual wage case until the board issue of a revision in the "Llltle Steel" freeze Is settled Mi.anv declared There has been no arrangeme or formal action by the ar Laboi Board to assure lhat the report to the President on wages wIM e. come up. that we mean sending the report to the While House Meany bus eorrertrd predion that he A h ni'iuber. the board would UhcII ne to Bit on to-j dividual waist ufB uiiui nn. vel, had handed down his verdict on il. Issue of a general wage boost fori labor. Although WLB Chairman Wll-I Ham H. Davis has said that the WLB report will be brought up for consideration again next Tuesday. Meany contended there was no as- surauce of this or guarantee agaiusi further delay. I The AFL official, who has sale that federation members will par- 1 nii.u. HtiintAR anil n n- I iiciiiuic -- r j peals actions before the board, said j that the AFL would not go beyond its refusal to take part In wage cases involving a change ln the untie Steel" formula at this time. It had heen renorted that Davis Votes, pius tnose represeuieu oy e Clinton and Vermillion county re-Jersey and the New England states. sj,jeuts wm join in a dinner, parade Gov. Dewey, in addition to fash- and program marking the occasion. Clinton Township War Fund Drive Rises With Plant, Individual bills Innlnir nnmp further SllOtS at his OP ponent, was to make a decision today on whether he should call the legislature into special session to extend the election day voting hours in New York City to take care of the heavy registration. His counsel, Charles D. Breitel. conferred last Tuesday on the problem with memberB of the New York Board of Elections. If a apecial session is called, It probably will take place Monday, the day before Gov. Dewey leaves Albuny for a major night speech In Buffalo. He will speak Saturday ln Syracuse, delivering the farm speech which was sidetracked et Minneapolis this week to permit a reply to President Roosevelt's foreign policy talk. The Republican nominee will go to Buffalo, which President Roosevelt carried In 1940, for a nationally broadcast speech next Tuesday night. He may deliver rear platform talks that day in several upstate cities. Including Schenectady, Utlca. and Rochester, although no announcement to that effect has been made. Republican leaders. Impressed by ii.o sl?a nf the crowds which turned out for Gov. Dewey this week In out lor .. ' v ; ph ,l Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chi- cago, believe he will carry the 61 electoral votes represented by Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. Thov olan think he will carry the rest of the Middle West, plus sey- eral of the border sta tea not u.iy Missouri, and that the outcome "f the election boils down to what hap- pen. In New York New Jersey. Massachusetts and Con- pectlcut. f. , 1 L theed b Mrf Everelt Helms, chairman 'Memnrv Hour" and eight members; , ..,.. drive Clinton Township's War Fund Drive was well on Its way to the half-way mark In the 1944 campaign now individual contributions and additional day's wages donations from the Clinton Wabash River uio-,. wnrka eniDloves ware report- oi me uiittr. nf the S. C. Stultz. initial gift chairman, reported an added $250 with gifts of 1100 from the Public Service Company of Indiana: 176 from the G. C. Murphy Store: and 25 from the Indiana Bell Telephone Co.: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Faraco and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thomson. The Wakofe Club Tag Day sales were boosted to 1416.68 with final tabulations Including a $10 donation from the Clinton Candy and Tobacco Company. More day's wages wages contri- day s wages wages , - , of the Westminster Guild or him Crest were waitresses. Special music was furnished by Mrs. Martin J. Tonner, soloist and Mrs. Ernest Hutchinson, pianist. Mrs. Lena B. Warren was pianist throughout the program. Ernie Pjie Receives Degree From N. Mexico University Ernie Pyle, noted Vermllllon-coun-tv born author and war correspond ent, received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University or New Mexico in Albuquerque. N. M. at commencement exercises of the University this week. contri-1 tale; coward n. isjior. jra. .)la(j "nvjted" the AFL to change its day's wages contributions t prison; Mary R. Hastings; Dorothy :action or resjgn from the WLB. but WROW workers include: , M. Rigaby; William S. Dunlop; An-JMeany indicated there was no fur-. E. Cole; James E. Guinn. na May Gunnoe; Pete Junte; Cle-tn)!r development immediately, jilney. iContinuea oa page ) day's Cilney. tale; Edward E. Taylor: Dessa had "invited" the AFL to change Its More from the 115. W Thomas

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