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Your Fleet Guarantees Freedom - ? Navy Week, 1944 THE WEATHER Fair with slowly rising today, tonight and Tuesday. THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiet CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1941. m onrn o)M A H mm at M WW tu3 Wounded Salute Anthem Dempsey's Front in Hollant 50,000 Foe; Cut beveland Strip "r-xVi' Three I niled Slates soldiers, iaiient at an American evacuation hospital at Verdun, fr'ranre, salute as tlie I . S. Ar-iiy liaud plays IlieNalloiial Autheiu while entertaining wounded Iroons there. I". S. Signal Corps photo. . Outcome of Election Uncertain But Close as Campaign in Final Week A ngtinnal BlirvOV hv I tltAmat Ion- al News Service discloses a very, very close race, with some decisive 1 j tiuoe az it,l D""! - - ujije.! j , im v.,u. Btates still in doubt. The outstand- Ureiovakia and into the Soviet Un I i 4c DannBulvona wHth': in? tnKtHnee Ir Pennsylvania with Hungary, Mailed In Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No. 19687 Volume 32 Number 210. A Navy Keeps Up Damaging Blows At Japanese "New Naval Battle" Off Philippines: Tokyo Says; Nimitz Reveals Only 2 Ships of 60 Fleet Unhurt NEW YORK, N. Y. The Tokyo radio reported "a new naval bat-tic" today off the Philippines, the British radio declared in a broadcast heard by CBS. PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Punishing new blows were being deal! the Japs today by units of the mighty United States Pacific fleet which scored one of history's greatest naval victories when 68 warships of the Japanese Imperial fleet were sunk, probably sunk or severely damaged in the epochal "second battle of the Philippine Sea." Keport Manila Attacks Although there was no confirmation from Admiral Chester W. Nlm-lts' Pacific fleet headquarters that Bvarmi nt Vice Admiral Marc A. Mltscher's carrier planes were rain ing tons of high explosives on jap installations at Mlnalo. the Tokyo radio declared "more than 200 enemy carrier-based planes" had hit hard Sunday at Clark Field. There was little doubt that Admiral William F. Halsey, with hiB great Third Fleet, and Admiral Mitscher, with his swift carrier forces, would press every advantage of the epochal victory which gives the Pacific fleet control of the entire western Pacific. Official Vomea Hib The terrific losses inflicted on the Mikado's Imperial fleet in the "second battle of the Philippine Sea," as Admiral Nimits officially termed it, far exceeded even the higheBt unofficial estimates made prior to Nlm-lt' momentous communique detailing the official losses, which, he said, are "still subject to revision as more Information is received." (Continued on Page 5) IJIom s at Chiang Regime Revealed In Eastern Moves WASHINGTON, D. C. Recall of (Jen. Joseph W. Stlllwell from China brought into high light today a condition in that country wuicn oi-ficials described as the most crucial In the career of Generalissimo Chiang iKal-Shek. Though no one was ready to predict the fall of the Chungking government, Washington officials pointed out that the Generalissimo is now being subjected for the first time to personal criticism form within his own government and that vigorous demands are being made for reform. One of these is believed to be an issue which came between Chiang and Stllwell namely, the aplit between the national forces and the communist forces of China. As recently as last month, armed clashes have occurred between Chinese government troops and Chinese communist troops in Shansi province. This was officially admitted by cabinet spokesman P. H. Chang In Chungking. But proposals made oy Miiweu and others for healing this breach o that a unified China might fight the common enemy have been rejected on the ground that the commuii-istB demand recognition of their separate authority and will not submit to the authority of Chungking. Washington officials who speak candidly on the Chinse situation say It will get worse before It gets better They point out that the landings In the Philippines will not bring relief to China for a lung time. There if no possibility of increased military aid to China so long as the air route "over the hump" of the Himalayac Is the only supply line. Meantime, the Japanese are pressing closer and closer to the Chinese capital itself- Today, they are In the outskirts of the key city of Kweihn. capital of Kwangsi province. Frank Kail, 71, Succumbs Sunday After Long Illness Frank Kail. 71. former resident of Clinton, died at the Vermillion County Infirmary at 5 a. m. Sunday following an illneBs of several years He is survived by one sister. Mrs. Elizabeth Janik. Clinton and one brother. John Kail. Swissvale. Pa. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 1 1 a. m. Tuesday. Rer. Roy C. Wnherg will officiate and burial will be In River-aid cemetery. Price Three Cents A UM 50-Mile AS rap for Fresh Flanking joyg oil Reich ine in Drive iii Canadian-British Drive Seen as New Blow Against Siegfried Line; Breda, Key Dutch Town, Taken The Allied campaign In Holland rechod its flaming climax today when British and Canadian troop- under Lieut. Gen. Sir Miles ennsu)-iiwr riomiiKiv onened a new offen sive along a 50-mile front that seem ed destined to ensnare a German ar- ,v nr r, olio men and finally open the way for a flanking movement a- sainst the Siegfried Line. Some 2.000 enemy troops in the -. Scheldt estuary area already ara joxed inside three canals and ara ible to offer only Isolated opposition. Canadian forces on the Beveland . eninsula advanced seven mllea westward to the end of the eause-ay joining Beveland and Walcnerea slands. Viiiericans Occupy Town American Third Army troops oc-npjed 90 per cent of Maizleres lea Metz. - - - Battiefront dispatches said the Al-ies had smashed clear across the slaud of South Beveland, moving to vithin 3.000 yards of a still intact ;auseway which comprises the Germans' only land escape route to Walcheren. The towns of Cadzano and Zuid-zand, south of the Scheldt estuary, were captured in the swift onslaught. (Continued on Page 6) New Contributions Swell Total For Clinton War Fund Nearly $700 in additional contrl-utions were reported to the Clinton Township War Fund, Mrs. Everett llms, chairman, announced today, flie new donations include Clinton Township, Wabash River Ordnance A'orks employe contributions and iart of the Main Street business can--ass. The list includes: Plant contributions from Clinton ownship. total $363.15. $25. Andy M. Johnson. $16. Jen-lie B. Lawsou and David L- U-von. $12. Frank A. Koontz: $11. 'hillip Davis; $10. Theodore F. No-au; $9. Anton Kvol. James E. Mur--ay. Ernest Rineharl, Edwin Fox. C. D. Bartlett. George S. Smith: $8. lacob H. Howard. Parmer Runyan. prpBtoii mrig Varda an(1 Beard: 7.60, Maurice F. Llovd Beard: $7.60, Maurice r . Pleasant: $7, Alex H. Reynolds, in wrench K KaiHin. Pete L. Nora. T. N. Kelsheimer. Jamea Sims, Ev- lvn B. Stash and Arthur A. Shannon; $6.75. Clara K. Bartlett; $6.72. George Wake; $0.30, Goldie I. Pay-ion. Flossie G. Dunn and Betty Juna Cargal. $6, Darrell D. Davis. Rex Cargal, Daniel K. Davis. Ed Lee Sanders. Gustav Mofflar. Walter A. Bensking, . lames Varda. James Short. Bert O. Short. Thomas D. Dunn. Elva Louisa Heck, Carl W. Prulhiere and Mary t siiman: $3. Olive B. Griffith. F. M. Pennington. Stephen D. Shull and Jessie J. Ne ins. iir A.nrlii Rodgers and Mrs. ,6moBAl ""'- ' - - - - $327.07 for the Mam street busmeas district ivr. The llailv Clintonian. A. . Doughty Furniture. A. J- Doughty, Baker's. Louise's. $20. Mike's Auto Body Shop. $15. Mallle Marshall and Faith Shannon; $10. Dr. W. N. Met-, ley. John Beutley. Frank Lins. CHa-(Continued on Page 2) New Quota Accept a nr4s For Sixth War Loan Drive Three additional acceptances for the Sixth War Loan quota were re-pcted liy Mrs. Delia A. Swlnehart, Vermillion County War Financa chairman, today. The new firms accepting their quotas include: Turchi's Store. The Ciiizen's State Bank. Newport. Perona's Store, Blanford. Army F, !. St Russia Withdraws From Aviation Conference; Berle Named Chairman: WASHINGTON. D. C. Acting Secretary of State Kdward R. Stet-tiuius expressed regret today over Russia's llth-hour withdrawal from dm international aviation confer onro nii.t umkiined that informal dis cussions will continue between tliif country and the Soviet Union on civil aviation questions. i Stettinius sa:d he did not expect Russia's unwillingness to join in the conference opening in Chicago Wednesday to have any unfavorable repercussions on the Dumbarton Oaks international security plan. IlaKed on Neutral Participation Russia's reasons for withdrawing from the formal aviation talks have been presented to the State Depart-J Continue ou P&tfe X British Roil Up New Creek Cains; Italy Drive Slows Steady British Advances Near Yugoslav Border; Weather Bogs 5th Army home: Italv. British trooiw to day captured Kozianl in Greece, St miles southwest oi Salonika ana miles from the Yugoslav border, following a stiff engagement with th Germans. Nazis in Retreat Nazi resistance appeared deflnitelj broken, with enemy forces retreatinf in disorderly fashion toward the Yu goslav frontier. British spearhead! gave them no rest. Seizure of Koziani followed cap ture of the town of Platamoua. 41 miles southwest of Salonika. Mean time, the Germans were reported blowing up Salonika docks and othei installations. Beaufighters added tx this devastation, dropping bombt which caused huge explosions and fires. Spitfires attacked rail traflh in the same area. Horatmm Over Uenuauy Duauite unfavorable weather con riilions nn a. email force of er.corlet bombers bit targets iu southern Ger many and long-range fighters sirai-ed railroad traffic in Austria. Fighters and fighter-bombers assailed tar tContlnuen on Pace ti IJarhara (iianotti Diet at Clinton Kewdence Sunday Miss Barbara Josephine Giauottl 27. 120 North Tenth Street, died at her home at 10:40 a. m. Sunday, fol- lou.nic in illness of four years. Khe was bcrn tXt. 21. l?l I " Clinton and spent her entire life. Clinton and spent her entire M here. A graduate nurse of St. An thony's Hospital in Terre Haute, sh' was employed at St. Francis Hospita1 ., inHiiunn . Iih and the vcruni- lion County Hospital before her Illness. She is survived by the parents. Mr. and Mrs. Pete GlaiiottJ: two sinters. Loretla and Catherine, both a' home; the grandparents. Mr. and .Mn.. Andrew Giauottl, Clinton and several aunts and uncles. The body was taken to the Karan- ..iL. fcunurul Uf.lIlP find Will be taken to the residence Monday eve-1 to the resmecc Monnay e,e - ning. Funeral services win oe ueio ". ... Tuesdav at the residence. Father Henry Gardner will of fie- iate and burial wilj be in Roselawn M-moi'ial Park. Two Sons of Voclialski Family Beported Wounded Pvt. Stanley Voclialski. 21, and pvt. Raymond I.. Voclialski. 23. both sons of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Voclialski. 94S Blackman Street, have been reported slightly wounded in action by the I'nited State3 War Mepartment. according to telegrams received by the parents. Stanley Vochalskl was slightly wounded in France on July 13 with the I nited States armed forces. Raymond L. Vochalski was slightly wounded in action on Oct. 3, in Germany. Reports of their conditions will be sent later, the telegrams stated. -ft . , j Anglo-Chinese Drive Clears 2,000 Miles In New Burma Off en sive kandy. Ceylon. A big new drive to sweep the Japanese from northern Burma, ban been going on for a fortnight, officials disclosed to day. Between them. Chinese and British troops have nuw cleared nearly 2.1100 square miles of territory. ti, mm i!ie of Mvothlt, represents ,...... h ,,r 4i(i miles nince October 15th when the troops started their drive south from Myitkyina. They moved 33 miles south to Kantaoyans and then along the road to occupy Myothit 57 miles farther south. Along the route there was evidence of Japanese defensive positions but there were no defenders. Shortly before t lie Chinese arrived at each spot on the route the Japanese pulled out. (Continued on Page 2) Yank Lcyte Drive Frees 1,500,000 Filipinos From Foe Jap Resistance Crumbles On Ley te, Samar Islands ; Guerillas Aid US Forces GENERAL M ACARTHUR'S HQ. American Doughboys, smashing the backbone of Jap resistance on Leytc and Samar Islands, have liberated 1.510.000 Filipinos from the ruthless enemy. General Douglas MacArthur announced today. At the same time he disclosed that Yank invasion troops had assumed virtually complete control of both Levte and Samar islands in the wake of crumbling Jap resistance. Triple IMve Moves l'p Valley , Elements of the 24th Infantry Division drove headlong up the strategic Leyle Valley for a four mile advance in a triple pronged attack that engulfed the town of Alang-Alang. Cavite, Santa Cruz and Tin-gib. "For all practical purposes. MacArthur declared, "the important Leyte Valley region is ours. We now control roughly two-thirds of the island, or an area of approximately 1.800 square miles." Filipino tiuerillas Aid Yanks While organized enemy resistance i Vaiifv was completely elim inated, avenging Filipino Guerrilla troops aided units of the 21st In- fantry Regiment In "liquidating" Jap outposts and garrisons in coasiai sectors. On Samar Island, Isolated and trapped Jap pockelB of resistance were at the mercy of troopB of the First Cavalry Division. "They can be destroyed at will," (Continued On Page S) Mrs. Anna Lewis Succumbs Sunday At Clinton Home Mrs. Anna Lewis. 84. 628 Walnut Street, widow of the late W. S. Lewis, a prominent hardware merchant in Clinton for many years, oieu ai her home at 6:30 p. in. Sunday following an illness of four months. I Mrs. Lewis was born in Parke County July 15, 1S60, the daughter 'of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Marshall. Her husband succumbed Aug. j 14. 1938. I She was a member of the Clinton FirBt Methodist Church, i Knrvivora Include two daughters, Mrs. Grace Walker, with whom she n,uia her home: and Mrs. Fern Brown, Kosedale; two brothers, Caleb Marshall, Clinton and Alleu Marsnau, Ul,,.,iv Arir two erundchildren, Mrs. Walter Clmuel and Mrs. Wayne Schomer, both of Terre Haute ana three great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home and will be removed to the residence Monday evening,' remaining until Tuesday when funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church. The body will ze taken to the church at 1 p. in. and will lie in state until the time of services. Rev. C. C. Jordan will officiate at the rites and burial will be made in the Roselawn Memorial Park. Lt. David Devonald, Son Of Former Residents, Lost Lieutenant David H. Devonald. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. David H. Devonald, Sr. of Chicago, 111. former local residents, lias been reported missing in action in France, the parents learned Saturday in, a telegram from the War Department. Lieut. Devonald. an officer in the V. S. Army infantry, has been missing since Oct. 2. He is a nephew of Miss Dorothy Devonald, local high school teacher. Soviets Spring At Budapest', Nazis Declare New Offensive; Launched Across Hungary: DNB; Beds Pound Forward On 3 Major Battlefronts IjOKDON, Itngtami. 'ol. Ernest rum Hammer, military rommen-iator for tlir NaJ Agency DNB, reported toduy llutt Koviei troops have launched a big new offensive across die Hungarian plain, Willi Wudapt lis ultimate objective. The attack it. being carried out on a broad front, Hammer aid. MOSCOW, Russia. Soviet forces sharpened spearheads into East Prussia today for new thrusts Inside the Keich. while Russian troops in kia tightened their grip on the vital rail Junction at Csop. Seizure of the Csop, between tne -)-.r TiK7.a mm Latorica. gave the Russian control of mailine railways radiating into northern Transylvania, the central areas or czecu Csop was fcavily defended, la an unusually terse communique, the Russian high command announced the city was captured only "after stubborn fighting." iCouUaueo on pace 6) Richard Thomas Killed in Action With US Paratroops Pvt. Richard H. Thomas. 22, only son of eorge M. Thomaa of 1215 South Fourth Street. Clinton, was killed in action in Holland on Oct. 2. the War Department Informed the father last week. Pvt. Thonias had previously been ,.,nAaA in action in France and had returned to the frontlines shortly be fore his death. a nHvais in ihe IT. S. Army Para- troop Division, .vouuk . : IM.mv.aa h !1 A taken part in the original invasion of Normandy. June and was wounded in action on June 8. Re turned to England for hospitalization, he rejoined his troops July 19. His death was reported during me period of the Allied paratroop landings in Holland and the battle for Arnhem. ' He had been In service nearly two years, receiving paratroop training in Camp Blanding. Fla.. Fort Ben-ning. Ga. and Camp Mackall. N. C. Sent overseas Dee. 25. 1943 he was stationed in England, receiving advanced training, until the Invasion of Europe began. Pvt. Thonias spent the greater part of his life in Clinton and attended the local rchools. He went to ; Chicago about four years ago and had worked there prior to entering the armed forces. Besides the father, lie is survived by four sisters. , ' ,,, T(lkv radio describ . bare j ten days ago. Th mockv four-starred command er of the Third Fleet continued to receive reports from widely separat ed of action as we laisea. Uigur ual" - "The Japs may get away with two. maybe three or more units but notn- lng vf -j jn our stride: noth- ing that will bother us." VsiBg ,,is Buper battleship as a land general might employ a fast nae obserratioD, Hal. sey raced back and forth along nun dreds of miles of sea frontier to re main in the thick of the scrap. Standing on his flag bridge. I thus had as sweeping a view of the en gagements so far as any one person can see of a battle that ranges over a front 50 miles long and 300 miles deep and see the adversary from two Continued on Page 2) 35 electoral votes Both Democrats unit Uumblicans claim the state with pluralities ranging up to 300,000. Privately. Important Republican leaders say it will go for Dewey by from 25.000 to 125,000. Privately, high Democrats say it will go for Roosevelt by from 50.00 to 75,000. If either side Is correct. 800,000 service voters will determine the outcome. Party leaders Incertaiti As more than four million voters will ballot in Pennsylvania, the private forecasts indicate just how uncertain leaders in both parties are over the result. Similar situations prevail in New York to a lesser degree and in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Kentucky, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and even Oklahoma. Plurality Offset Key Hti The survey disclosed that it is entirely possible for Mr. Roosevelt to be re-elected oy a tremendous plu-(Continued on Page I) Services Held Sunday For Montezuma Family Son Funeral services for Joseph Merle Hill, four-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hill. Montezuma, were held at 2:30 p. ni. Sunday at the Frist Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Khanklin officiated and burial was in Oakland cemetery. Montezuma. The infant died at 3:40 a. in. Saturday at the Vermillion County Hospital. Besides the parents lie is survived r t William H.. Max. J I? "'f. lT. S. Army. New Guinea two sis - tirs. Rebecca and Susan, both at ; sralldparpntB. Mrs. holburn. Jnd. and ,,. ,.,.,.,,,, H, id , ' J wAKlJtvr.TniNT r c. The 1944 presidential election enters Its final week of political warfare today with high politicos in both parties and neutral observers uncertain whether Gov. Thomas K. Dewey can keep President Roosevelt from a fourth term in the White House. This private uncertainty among both Democratic and Republican big shots is due to what politicians call "the silent vote." There are millions of registered voters in the decisive states who decline to reveal in advance how they will vote Nov. 7. Both parties claim this silent vote but secretly fear it might go to the opponent. Outcome Very 4 lose Outcome of the election appears to be close on the Burlace very, very close. Indeed, it can be so close that the three million service men and women, who began votiug weekB ago, n.ay determine the linai outcome. If their ballots are decisive, the result may not be known until about throe weeks after the election. Gov. Dewey Urges Extension of Time On Service Ballot ALBANY, N. Y. Cov. Thomas E. Dewey, in a surprise move, urged the New York legislature today to extend until November 6 the time within which soldier ballots may be received In this state. The present deadline Is November 8. The Republican presidential nominee sent his soldier vote message a tow minulea after the legislature. convened in special session for the " n e"Xuon T "oung hours for civilians from 7 to 9 P. .. WASHINGTON. D. C Presiden Roosevelt, back at the White House Roosevelt, back at the VU. te House today after a whirlwind lour. I, te.m campaign tour through the Ohio Val- rough the Ohio vai- ley states with major speeches at Philadelphia and Chicago, today turned his attention to urgent mat let ; tors of concern with the con t lie wur tndicuiinns today were that the chief executive will remain in Wash- ington most of the present ees a.,u that he prouauiy win maae ..e .r in Boston Saturday night. Infant Son Of Gilfov Family Dies in Hospital . . . . Private funeral services .or jaca ayne vmoy r.. .ee u,. of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gilfoy. South Fourth Street, who died at 2 a m. Sunday at the n.on Hosp. al ZyrrZ: Rev. C. C. Jordan officiated and burial was in Roselawn Memorial park Besides the parent the infant is survived bv the grandparent. Mr. and Mrs. Ravmond Gilfoy and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Manship. all of Clin- ton. The mother was formerly Miss Elizabeth Manship. , t American Navy Rules Western Pacific From North Fole Down: Admiral Halsey .......... .rA.j,f)l U A I t-I.V-l.' ....Hcl.mnlB ftt Ilia "uliantOU HALSEY'S comblishmenU of hi. "phantom ADMIRAL , . ,: U11 , n-ineuVl -- rican Navy now rules the western Pacific from the North Pole as far south as you want to go." That's what Admiral William F. lialSey lOlO Uie HUB 1UUHI111K riruiu v. - - as carrier planes of his mighty Third These reports prompted him to con areas t . S. r ieet mercuessiy pouuueu ifui- uanis of the Japanese fleet, beaten! .'and r..ni in a 4Miour sluglest T Seventh vlof.w ,B d tUe eastern Philippines u rca. Hal- A. K "Von take your sailboat out ! now and enjoy yourself if you want i to-' ,....' .. The blows already inflicted on the 'enemy up to this moment in the historic fight. Carney asserted, were so heavy that Japan wiU never re- cover as a first class naval power. Halsey was heavy-eyed with fati- ' 8" bu! 8riml' buant ver the ac' ' .

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