The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on November 3, 1944 · Page 1
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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties THJC WEATHER Partiv cloudv and cooler today. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. P. Order No. JL9687 tonight and Saturday with light showers tonight. Frice Three Cents, CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1944. Volume 32 Number 214. m mi fo) pa Ml 1 ifll WATER TRAP FAILS TO HALT YANKS Beating sldorf Nazi Air ?ossJT p In Futile DefShT Budapest in Panic as Red Columns Near ma . Dewey Enters Final Stretcli Of COP Drive Nearly Million Greet GOP Candidate in Whirlwind New England Area Tour; Lashes at Secret Deals ABOARD DEWEY CAMPAIGN TRAIN EN ROUTE TO ALBANY, N. Y. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey homeward bound from a whirlwind tour of Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania, entered the final stretch of his drive for the White House today with the assertion that "it is time to bring an end to government by secret deals." Cheered by the enormous crowds which greeted him in Buffalo, Boston, Baltimore and the anthracite section of Pennsylvania, the Republican presidential 11 Germans Driven From Gun Postf Inside Flushing Doughboys Move Up South Routes to Cologone; Nazi Cleared from Flushing In Climatic Antwerp Push SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force. American First Army troops plunged 10 miles Inside the Keich today in a new two-mile gain which over-ran the highway junction town of Schmidt and posed a grave flanking threat to Duren. The JDougnooys, driving through enemy fortified positions southeast of Aachen on the routes sweeping into Cologne from the south, hammered their way into Schmidt and ousted the Germans from its defenses, frontline dispatches disclosed. Commands Alain Road Schmidt is some two miles southeast of Vossenaek, occupied yesterday, and commands the main road around the lower flank of Duren and on Into Cologne. - " Simultaneously, the great Dutch port of FliisMriS on Walcheren Island w hose heavy guns dominate 4he approaches to Antwerp, was cleared of German troops by British Commandos rapidly pressing their 08-hour-old invasion to a victorious climax. Many Guns Silenced The majority of all the principal S'azl gun emplacements on Walcheren, now tottering under a four-;ronged onslaught, have been siien-;ed. Gen. Dwight D- Elsenhower'g ipokesmen announced. Simultaneously, American First Vrmy troops under Lieut. Gen. .'outrney H. Hodges pressed closer award Cologne from the outer eaches of the Hurtgen Forest and Allied forces slajnmed the Nazis back n drives along the Patch mainland. Krport iJuiOings In Sorib (In New York, the Blue Network recorded a BBC broadcast reporting (Continued ou page 3; U S CAVALRY MEMBERS of the First division cross a water tank trap' one of the many futile attempts made by retreating Japs to halt American invasion forces on Leyte island. (International) American Plan for International Postwar Air Control Is Disclosed i.nvnnM Fneland. Liusseldorf. administrative capital of the German Industrial Ruhr valley, was shattered during the night by inlguty EAF squadrons which loosed the heaviest bombardment of the war against that city in the wake of a record sky battle between American and German airmen which cost the Nazis at least 108 craft, the Air Ministry announced today. 1,000 JJoiubcrs Over Itaidi More than 1,000 British heavy-i..oii hnmhera went out over Ger many after dark and concentrated the main weight of their assault on Dusseldorf, rail center and site of numerous engineering and armament plants. Well over 4.480 American tons of bombs were dropped on Dusseldorf, h mi tmnnrtant German advanc ed base in the Ruhr, the Air Minis try said. Onsabrurk Attacked Sneedv olvwood Mosouito bomb ers simultaneously attacked Osna- bruck. The official communique "described the Dusseldorf assault as the heaviest attack against that objective to date. Returning crew members reported flameB and smoke rose to great heights after the British ex plosives found their mark. Americans Drive Leyte Japs Into Island Corner Victory "In Sight" For JUS Jeyte Forces; 5th Air Forces Hammers Foe GEN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEAD QUARTERS, Philippines. Spurred on by their successful execution oi a three-way tray which sent the bewildered Japs reeling into Ji auiall pocket in the Ormoc Bay area of Leyte Island. American Doughboys tndav auneared to be completing conquest of the island with devasta ting results. General MacArthur, in his morning communique today, revealed that his assault troops from the Twenty Fourth Infantry Division, the first dismounted Cavalry Division and the veteran Seventh Infantry are inflicting tremendous casualties on the enemy. ao.OOO Jap Casualties Thirty thousand Japs have been killed and wounded on Leyte and Samar Islands, he disclosed. Twelve (Continued on page 6) Eight Leoal Men Inducted Into Military Service Eight Clinton men were included In a recent Induction of Vermillion County men into the armed forces, according to an announcement from the local Selective Service Board today. Men from Clinton called for Induction are: Joseph Earl Miller, Donald Earl Weir, Ernest Charles Scwab, Harry Harper Hamilton. John Angelo Valente, Henry Roy Thomas, Charles Clovanlni and Carl Wesley Pearman. Dana: Wendell Keitli Brown; Cayuga: Howard Frederick Wienke. Paul Leonard Hathaway, Harold Eugene Warnick. Donald Lennox Chew. Russell Devon Richardson, and Millard Fillmore Freed. Universal: Toy Lee Kodrich; Per-rysville: Charles Austin Jackson. An estimated 2.500 planes uamcc over the Reich in daylight yesterda when the American Eighth Air Forces sent powerful air armadas Into a gigantic attack against synthetic oil plants at Merseburg, in central Germany, in the Ruhr, and a-gainst railway yards at Beilefcld and Rheine. Half of Nail JAm-c JXmiied Observers estimated that half ol Germany's defensive force of fighter planes may have been knocked out in the record sky battle which, saw 183 Nazi planes smashed from the sky and another 25 destroyed on the ground. The Americans in bagging the 208 Nazi craft lost 41 bombers and 28 fighters. An estimated total of 1.100 Yank Fortress and Liberator bombers, supported by S00 fighters participated in the attacks. They were engaged by upwards of 400 enemy cralt. An 'ur. renorted in London said that practically the entire Cermau air force was hurled against the American forces. He estimated that 1,-500 Nazi fiahters challenged the Vault raiders. i There was no doubt that the German air force had taken the biggest beating of the w?r in the battle to defend their homeland Record Bomb Load Is Dumped on Rangoon In Superfort Attack WASHINGTON, D. C. Superfortresses operating "in substantia' force" from bases in India carrlet out a record bombing raid todaj against a railroad marshalling yarc at Rangoon, in Jap-dominated Burma. Carry Record louds Announcement of the daylight r:,i) In which the superforts wen' over the target with the largest bomb loads per pjano "so far kuowd to have been lifted In aerial warfare," was made by the 20th Ail Force headquarters In Washington In its 19th communique since tin h-M'k heean their punishing attack! on Japanese installations the 20tl Air Force said that "preliminary estimates of damage inflicted ar good". Kirnt Major India Raid The newest superfort assault war believed to have been the first majoi B-29 raid from bases in India. Pre vious communiques have reported the attacking planes as based ii China. Sileut on Tokyo Attack The brief official announcement made no mention of Japanese reports that one or more of the huge bombing planes carried out an operation over Tokyo several days ago. Ha Local Schools Plan Ohservance of U. S. "Education Week" "Education for New Tasks," will be the general theme of the American Education Week being held In Clinton schools next week. Earl C Boyd, superintendent of Clinton Clt) Schools announced today. Daily topics throughout the week will be "Building Worldwide Brotherhood," Sunday; "Winning the War," Monday; "Improving School; for Tomorrow," Tuesday; "Developing and Enduring Peace," Wednesday; "Preparing of the New Technology," Thursday; "Educating All the People." Friday and "Buttering Community Life," Saturday. Mothers of children in school have been invited to attend classes Thursday afternoon. Nov. 9 and stay foi a tea in the gymnasium at 3:10, the faculty of Junior and senior high school announced today. Black Market Gas Men Arrested in Terre Haute INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Two Indianapolis men arrested Wi,dnesda in Terre Haute were to be returned there today to be questioned In con necllon with counterfeit gasoline ration stamps and Indianapolis gasoline black market operations. The men. Francis Oxley, 20, and Ernest W. Boram. 20. also faced questioning in the murder of Albert Lee Golfinel. filling station atttend- ant, who was found shot to death In his station last July 17. Counterfeit gasoline coupons were found on his body. Oxley and Boram told Terre Haute police that they were r-n route in an old-niod"l car to work In west coast shipyards. According to Chief of Detectives Jesse P. McMurtry in Indianapolis, a full book of "A" coupons in their possession has been 1-dentified as stolen while the men said that they had purchased other "C" coupons in their possession from a man in a bus station. ttj .. i CHICAGO, HI. A detailed plan for the administration, membership and powers of an international aviation authority was presented formally today by the United Stales. The proposal was submitted at a committee meeting of the International Civil Aviation Conference. In organizational setup, it resembles to some extent the Dumbarton Oaks proposal for a world security organization. Executive CouiicU Allowed The world aviation authority would be known as the "Internation al Aviation Assembly." The Ameri can plan, outlined in a 24-page document, also calls for the creation of a 15-uiember executive council responsible to the assembly. Russia, the United States and the British Commonwealth would each have two permanent representatives on the council. Brazil, China and France would each have one permanent representative. The remaining six council members would be chosen every two years by the assembly on a regional basis; three from continental Europe; two from the western hemisphere and one from Asia and Africa. The American proposal stipulated that the agreement for the international authority should become effec-tice 40 days afier it is ratified by the respective governments. Hope For Hussiaii Aid The inclusion of Russia in the council indicated the American gov ernment still hopes for active paru-pation by that nation in the work of tho conference. The Soviets with drew their delegation to the aviation parley, protesting tlm presence or "pro-Fascist" nations, namely, Spain, Switzerland and Portugal. In policy, the American proposal echoed the attitude enunciated yesterday by Adolf A. Ilerle, Assistant Secretary of State and President of the conference. This position would limit the powers of the International body to supervision over technical matters, having only "consultative and facl-tinding" function in relation to the assignment of air routes and frequencies Pi Rev. Roy f inlicrg To Re Installed At Hill Crest Rev. Roy Linberg will be Installed as pastor of the Hill Crest Church at services conducted by the Presbytery Wednesday, Nov. 8. at 7:30 p. m. Rudolph G. Riemann of the Wabash Ave. Church of Crnwfordsville I will preach the installation sermon J Ralph O'Di ll. minister of the Mem orial Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis will give the charge to the pastor. Miles Freeman. Moderator of Crawfordsville Presbytery will preside and propound the constitutional questions. Rev. Godwin of the Fairvlew Church will represent the Clinton Ministerial Association. Mrs. H. C. Chapin. the former Miss Elizabeth Pfander. will be the guest of honor at a covered dish supper which will precede the installation ervice. Iff" i i ' I H' fyfc'f i y -fs Hungarian Capital Hears Rumble of Soviet Guns As Forces Pound on City; Advance to Germany: Reds MOSCOW. Russia. Panic, was reported to have broken out in Bu-, dapest today as Soviet armored col-1 uuiiis slashed to within 20 miles of the Hungarian capital. The Soviet army newspaper Red Star said that business men, factory owners and other wealthy persons are fleeing where possible. Their efforts were hampered by the Germans who were said to be commandeering .. ..,1.:., unflanect fnr the ar- ail Venn." i" u Jt - , my, reported 10 nave luni. nn u trucks in the past few days. Panic Mount In Troops Red Star said panic also is mounting among troops retreating back toward Budapest in the face of the Soviet onslaught. On some sectors, the paper aaa-eH the Red army advance has be come a pursuit of entire divisions. The Soviet columns, now wiinin . .nm,D nf RiiriuneKt Heavy anuiei)- ' are pressing the Germans back on the city swiftly and reconnaissance reports said that Hungarians had been set to work to dig defenses before their capital. .Soviet Alraien Aid Irive uuraoninp the skies ahead of the advancing ground forces, Soviet air men harassed the Germans ana Hungarians all along the route of retreat. The Soviet advance was pressed beyond the captured railway station of Doemsoed. 21 miles south of the Hungarian capital. The fall of Doemsoed came almost simultaneously with the capture of 60 ouier Hungarian towns. , . Reports from the front Indicated that the pro-Nazi Hungarian govern-fi:nnltnuMi fu Page M Torrential Bains Slow Italian Warto Walk; Torpedo Boats Strike ROME. Italy. Unusually heavy rain storms again have brought military operations in Italy to a standstill, a brief communique from headquarters of Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson said today. (A Reuter dispatch said that despite the violent Btorms which have washed away bridges and turned roads into torrents British forces have slogged forward another mile to encircle the airfield at Forll on two sides.) Mot Air Force Grounded The adverse weather grounded most of the Mediterranean air force planes. Fighters were able, however, to attack road and rail communications in northern Albania and shipping In the Adriatic. Less than 100 sorties were flown. During the night a small force of planes attacked objectives In Austria. t-i VrMiela IT Victims HOME, Italy. Speedy motor torpedo boats of the American and British navies have blasted 124 enemy vessels, including 17 fighting ships, in Mediterranean waters since last December, Allied headquarters announced today. Kink 3 DcMti-ojers In addition, three German destroyers were sent to the bottom this (Continued on Page I) oi i,e n. Voto. son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Volo of 440 N. 8th . h,.un nrenented the mer itorious achievement award certifl-j cate. Voto is In England serving wnn the Eighth Air Force and was hospitalized at the time of the presentation. The award read "the officers and men of Ihe 448th Bombardment Group Havy present this as an award to Joe R. Voto his untiring devotion to duty Is an Inspiration to all". It was signed by the Colonel of thr Air Corps Command, 448tb Bombardment Group Heavy. Sergeant Volo has been overseas since November. 1943 In October of this year be met his wife's cousin. Lt. Don Childes of Anderson. Ind. who is a B-17 pilot. Sergeant Voto's brother-in-law. Forest Kemerly, was also stationed in England but Voto was unable to contact him before he wa sent to France. U.S.A. Cpl. Richard M. Hatiey and wife Ok HEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column. nominee planned to work today on his climax speech in Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Nearly Million Turn Out Since he left Albany last Tuesday, Gov. Dewey has delivered thirteen speeches and been greeted by crowds conservatively estimated at more than a million, of whom 600,-000 turned out in Massachusetts; 800,000 in normally Democratic Maryland; 100.000 in Pennsylvania, and about 30.000 in the upstate New York cities of Buffalo and Rochester. The Republican nominee received his greatest encouragement of the trip from the Republican governors of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Gov. Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts Is running for the V. S. Senate and leaders of both parties admit he will poll a tremendous vote. That should aid the Dewey-Bricker ticket. In addition, Boston, with its large Irish-Catholic population, reacted favorably to Gov. Dewey's slashing attack there upon the alleged New Deal communist alliance. JVnnsylvailia.Iteport Encouraging tTe best aews, however, was given the Republican nominee by Governor Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, whose 25 electoral votes long have been regarded by many GOP leaders as the decisive bloc in the campaign. Gov. Martin told Gov. Dewey that: Allegheny County, which President Roosevelt carried by 107,000 in 1940. will give the President a majority (Continued on Page 2) Rural Legislators Oppose Move To JExtend Poll Hours INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Republican leaders today urged acquiescence to Gov. Henry F. Schrlcker's proposal to extend the voting hours from 6 p. m. until 9 p. m. on Nov. 7, but a number of rural legisiaioio hostile to the move. i The G.O.P. majority members will hold a caucus prior to the opening j of the special session of the Gen- j eral Assembly Saturday morning lo 1 thresh out the Issue. A numncr oi leglslalors will stage an informal powwow In Indianapolis tonight. A committee of Republican legislators, with Attorney General Janus A. Emmert, completed the draft of a tentative vote hour extension measure. It was to contain a provision to close the taverns during all the voting hours. At present, taverns are barred from operation from 6 a. in. until 6 p. m. Democrat chiefs today rejoiced in the prospect of longer voting hours, contending that thousands of votes from the war workers will be garnered for the party as a result. Horse and Buggy Days Gone, Firemen Decide; Replace Back Door Horee HI In spite of the dark outlook on the probable ending of gasoline ra Honing for the near future, the Clinton Fire Department is fairly surf that they, at least, will not have to return to the "horse and buggy' days, when fire trucks, pulled by our equine friends, made their exit from the local firehouse through large double doors, at the rear of the building. Such must have been the decision, for the doors, about 12 feet wide and ten feet high, located at the back of the present brick structure on Mulberry Street, have been removed and replaced by a " fireproof" brick wall. Work on the building was done by Carl James, Clinton bricklayer. Bank, City Offices To Be Closed on Tuesday Clinton City Offices and the Citizen's State Bank will be closed all day Tuesday due to the election, official! mnounced today. FDR Heads For Boston in Last Ditch Campaign Crucial Address of 4th Term Drive Scheduled For Boston Saturday WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt, In good humor as he prepared to depart for Boston in a fighting winduu of his fourth term drive, said today that he Is praying lor good weather to bless his final campaign swing. Strikes at Fab I'l-opliets The chief executive struck out at false prophets who, lie said, four and eight years ago were saying that if he then was re-elected the country would go to pot and even insurance policies would be no good. Mr. Roosevelt, with a chuckle, said that insurance policies still are pretty good, despite those dire predictions in 1940 and in 1936. and that he thinks they will be pretty good after this election is over. Major Speech In lioxtun The President made this commentary during a news conference in which he outlined the itinerary which will take him to Boston tomorrow night for what promises to be the most important speech of his cam-(Contlcuea on page 6) Henry Mitchell, Prominent Jlillsdal Resident, Dead Henry H. Mitchell. S3, prominent Vermillion county farmer and veterinarian, of Hillsdale, route one, died at the Long Cliff Stale Hospital at Logansport, Thursday at 4 p. in. Mr. Mitchell had been III for several months. He is simtvcrt by the widow, Mrs. Laura Mitchell, one step-son. Raymond V. Little, of Hillsdale, and several ncices and nephews. The body was taken lo the Prist Funeral Home and removed Friday afternoon to the residence of the step-son in Hillsdale. Rev. E. T. Miles will officinle at last rites, held at the Salem .Methodist Church at 2 p. m. Sunday Interment will be In the Hell's Prairie cemetery. J . , . We Are Sorry Due to the complete breakdown of a linotype machine shortly before press time, the Daily Clin-tonian was published under great difficulty today. Because of the failure of the machine, several stories were omitted, others cut short and some headlines left out. Delay in publishing and delivering of today's issue of the clin-tonian was made unavoidable by ihe breakdown. Franco-Spanish I Border Tension Mounts by Hour LONDON, England. Tension a-long the 280-mile Franco-Spanish border rose to a new peak today tfith the outbreak of more frontier incidents" and reports of continued ikirmishing between anti-Franco ele-uents and Spain's militia, dispatches .0 London said. ' Spanish guards, according to the London Daily Mirror, threatened to .hoot a group of French engineers leeking to dismantle a wooden bridge cross the Bidasso river. French offi-ials also were prohibited by Span-.ih authorities from entering Irun. in the Cerbere area of France, the ;eneral disquiet threatened to burst nto open conflagration at any mo-nent. reported the London Daily Telegraph. A dispatch to this paper aid every town and village In the "atalan area of southern France ia ilastered with notices calling for neetlngs to overthrow the Franco regime. More than 6.000 armed Spanish Maquis adhering to the Republican Union were estimated to be in the owns and villages in the French foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, iccording to the Telegraph report. A series of night encounters Is said to have occurred within the last 12 days with the terrorist groups jelng hurled back by the well armed ind organized Spanish militia. The Republican adherents sustained casu-iltles and many were captured. From Paris, meanwhile came void that the Spanish members of be French Forces of the Interior had vacuated the Spanish consulate at Toulouse. The consulate. In the absence of he Franco government's envoy who tow is in Spain, was turned over to he Toulouse French government onimissloner. Brother of Clinton Woman i Is Wounded in France I Pfc. George K. Helms. 22. son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Helms, routs one, Montezuma, and sister of Mrs. I Anna Yurrhak of Clinton, was i wounded while serving with thi I I nited Stales Army Infantry, oome-t where In France on Sept. 14. accord ing to a telegram received by Mrs. Helms on Oct. 14. Pfc Helms attended Coxvllls school and entered the V. P- Army on Dec. 12. 1942. He received basic "raining at Camp Phillips. Kans. end went on maneuvers at Nashville, Tenn. He was later sent to Camp McCsin, Miss. His last furlough before golns overseas in Autust of this year was iu April, LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomea any new of relatives In the armed services for PHONE 32 visited Corporal Hatley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mort Hatiey. Wednesday. Corporal Hatiey has been transferred from Syracuse, N. V. to New Mexico. U.S.A. Pfc John E. Hatiey. son of Mr. and um Mort Hatlev. Is In Ihe south west Pacific. He has been on Guada-canal, the Marshall Islands, New Caledonia and Guam. U.S.A. Pfc. Carlo Berardinelll, son of Mr Jennie Theisz of North Seventh street has been commended by Air Vice Marshal W. D. Cushion, RAF. for exceptional work done in hauling supplies to the RAF Balloon Command during a recent emergency. Pfc. Berardinelll is stationed at an Air Service Command Station. Somewhere In England. U.S.A. Word has been received of the promotion of Homer E. KeUheimer from Corporal to Technician Fourth , (Continued on Page 6)

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