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THE BMLY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHER Considerable cloudiness and warmer today, tonight and Wednesday. Kaln Wednesday. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1944. Volume 82 Number 216. DP I? vinR n nfnr dUlLiLUiyJux WHEAT TO FEED HUNGRY ITALIANS Record High Voir-.- -n Near As Close Ballovied; Key To Election in Eastern Ballot Soviets Launch Massed Battle For Budapest Titanic Struggle Rages In Sight of Budapest, Reds Silent; Savage Battles Fought, Nazi Reports Say NEW YORK, N. Y. The battle of the Red army against Germans and Hungarians In the region of Zulnok, 52 miles cast of Budapest, Is more important than the fight for the Hungarian capital Itself, the London radio said today. The broadcast, heard by CBS, said that until the strong Axis forces in thlB area have been defeated, the capture of Budapest "would be of doubtful value." First Returns Heavy State Vote Recorded; Signs Point to Major Republican Victory INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Despite cloudy skies a heavy early vote was recorded in Indiana's election today. The brisk balloting was reported from both the Democratic industrial regions and the Republican rural areas, but the bulk of the labor vote was expected to bo cast from 4 p. m. until 8 p. m when the polio close. Many farmers also were likely to vote late. Expect 1,700,000 Votes Party leaders, on tho 'basis of the early balloting, believed that the lit mym MfH ill: W) fciy ;x i 4 v 't'wi liiSlllsiiiiifiMJiii Allies Crack German Grip In Mid-Holland Enemy Resistance South Of Meuse Crumbles, Move On Last Bar; Yanks Near Showdown in Hurtgen SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. The German grip on central Holland was broken today when British and Canadian troops put a virtual end to all enemy resistance south of the Maas (Meuse) river, but stubborn Nazi opposition still vas encountered in the Huertgen Foreet of Germany. Last Resistance CYumbling The only resistance south of the Maas was at the town of Moerdljk. American troops reached the outskirts of thlB vital link controlling the approaches to Rotterdam and the Dutch coast, and Polish forces also were reported approaching the town. Oen. Dwight D. Elnsenhower's headquarters announced that 43.000 German prisoners have been taken south of the Maas, most of them in the last two weeks. Showdown Battle Develops American Infantry and armored forces combatted violent German counter-attacks In the Hurtgen Forest area of the western Reich 'today as a showdown bntJe developed for possession of key positions dominating the plalnn before Cologne. I Regain Lost Town The furious fighting throughout the entire Hurtgen Forest area saw the Yanks at one time driven out of the town of Vossenack. Later the First Army troops commanded by j Lieut. Gen. Courtney H. Hodgcis regained most of the ground lost and at last word bad retaken more than half of Vossenack. I As the battling Inside Germany American Women To Cast 65 Percent Of Ballots in Election NEW YORK. N. Y. Today Ib Lady's Day at the polls. An estimated 68 percent of all the voters who flock to the voting booths will be women the largest percentage in this country's history. In addiion, women candidates are ' - ' :JH4 nniiiM i 1"FUl ITALIAN FARMER at Castellammarc, Italy, shows children : t!ie sacks of wheat that have been shipped to Italy by Allied i-nts. The wheat is distributed to farmers and baker 1 liberated areas to heln feed nrmnWin. (International) U. S. Carrier Warbircls Baiter Jap Ships, Planes Bunched Near Manila vote total would rise total would rise to nearly t,70fl,00n. Tho statistical department of the Republican State Com-mittoe today estimated the total registration at S, 206. 000. Many precincts reported much scratching, which encouraged sup ports of two Democratic candidates, Governor Henry F. Schrlcker. nom inee for senator, long terra, and Senator Samuel D. Jackson, who was permanent chairman of the Demo cratic national convention and who is the party's gubernatorial nominee. Their backers have claimed that they will receive the votes of thousands of Republicans who vVjte for Gover nor Thomas E. Dewey for President. Many of the late bets wore that President Roosevelt would carry the nation, but that Governor Dewey would capture Indiana's 13 electoral votes. The war workers and coal miners in the Terre Haute region voted fast and furiously and Kokomo and Jef- fersonville, where thousands of fac tory workers are employed also re ported unusually heavy balloting. There was a "fairly heavy" vote report from Bloomington. In Industri al Logansport, however, the early balloting was light. Record voting was reported from the si,k stocking" precincts of In (Continued on Ba - Page 2) rainy iicavy Voting Reported In Clinton, County voting was reporiea meaiuin to . ... 1 heavy in uiinion a nine piecmvia t w)th bal,otlng beginning brisk ly ear)y this m0rning and continuing steady through the afternoon and up untu g m tought wllen tne poU3 close. Many 'Wabash Rlver Ordnance Works employes cast their vote this morning with two hours granted the in the afternoon and evening due to1 entire personnel for voting time. j Heavy balloting was expected later in the afternoon and evening due to , the later polling hours with a ma-1 jority of the labor vote and some farm votes expected to be cast then, I PEARL HARBOR, Hawli. American carrier pilots carved another large slice out of Japan s rapidly disappearing sea power when they surprised a concentration of enemy shipping in the Manila area Saturday and hit six warships and destroyed nearly 200 Jap planes. Manila Harbor Dnmagert A communique Iroin Pacific fleet headquarters, in disclosing this latest strike against the Mikado's fleet, declared that "much damage was done in Manila harbor and at five airfields in the vicinity." First estimates i.f the damage inflicted on the enemy showed that one heavy cruiser was left burning and in a sinking condition; one light cruiser damaged; three destroyers damaged r one sub chaser aunk. and several cargo ships damaged. In addition, more than 100 enemy planes were destroyed on the ground, and 51 shot down in combat by Third Fleet carrier pilots in a series of furious air battles over Luzon and at sea in the vicinity of Admiral Halsey's fleet. Strike at Clark Field The carrier planes, winging in from the sea, also hit Clark Field, near Manila, where oil storage tanks, shops and hangars were given a terrific going over. Eighty enemy planes rose to intercept the Americans over the 'drome, and of these, 58 were shot out of the sky. Enemy air opposition became "less effective" during the rest of the day. However, an additional 25 Jap fighters were shot down over other targets. These Included Ba (Continued on Page 5) Put Dewey In : Slight Lead Dewey Leading in Kansas, ' Mass. Scattered Returns; ' Battle Resolves into City . Vs Rural, Small Town Area NEW YORK, N. Y. Fifty million American voters, deciding upon. Franklin D. Roosevelt or Thomas E. Dewey as their leader in the war and peacetime years to come, rolled up an increasingly impressive total vote today. With the early turnout of tho voters at the more than 140,000 polling places throughout the nation far ahead of the 1940 presidential election, there was every Indication that the total vote might surpasa even that record figure. Metropolitan Vote Heavy Headed by the two candidates President Roosevelt and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey the electorate was not long in voting. From the nation's metropolitan centers New York. Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Bostonthe early vote was brisk and steady. The President followed his usual voting ritual at Hyde Park, where he cast his ballot as a "tree grower." Gov. Dewey, coming to New York from Albany, gave his occupation as "a lawyer" when he and Mrs. Dewey voted shortly after noon. Return Trickle In . Meanwhile, early returns In wide-(Continued on page S) ; 'Election Fraud' Charges Hurled In Indiana Balloting INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Indiana was election fraud conscious today. The situation arose because of a fight over the registration law be-tewn Democratic Governor Henry F. Schricker and Republican Attorney General James A. Emmert and the appointment by Republican Lieuten ant Governor Charles M. Dawson of ;i five-man senatorial commission to investigate "corruptions and frauds" arising from today's election. Many local election board mem- berB were perplexed by the result of tne schricker-Emmert battle. The Rtatn election board, of which Gover- ner Schricker is one of the two Dem- ocratic majority members, Monday afternoon issued an order permitting voters whose names are not on the precinct registration books to file affidavits, signed by two freeholders, that they are qualified. They would then he permitted to vote. Whereupon Attorney General Em- I mert teleeraohed the coimtv -wtinn boards to disregard the autn hnarrf'- rulfnsr and to force the voters in question to go to the courthouses In their respective counties for certification. "We will seek a court order mandating all election officials to follow the law and permit the voting by affidavit," James L. Beattey, Marion County Democratic chairman, said. After the Attorney General charged that Governor Schrlcker and David M. Lewis, the other State Klectlon Board member, were "trying to steal the election." the Gov- ernor contended that many official registration lists, particularly In Marion County, are "Inaccurate and Incomplete". Appointment of the Senatorial CommiKslon. which consists of three Republicans and two Democrats, was authorised by tho General Assembly's special session Saturday. Unofficial Registration Figures at 2,205,000 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Republican state headquarters released an unofficial voter registration total for today's election which contradicted the general report that the registration total is the greatest in Indiana history According to the Republican forecast, there are 2.205.000 registered voters, which represents a decrease from 1940 of 48.744 persons. The G.O.P. figures were prepared by L. E. Bowman, state committee statistician and former auditor of state. MOSCOW, RusBla. Titanic battles raged In the suburbs of Budapest today as Russian cloumns smashed relentlessly against stubborn German defense barring Soviet seizure of the vital Hungarian capital. Fierce Nazi resistance, front line dispatches Indicated, slowed the sweeping advance of the Red army. There was no hint, however, that Marshal Rodlon Malinovsky's second Ukranlan army had fallen back from Budapest's outskirts. .Confusion Grips Budapest 1 (Great confusion reigns within Budapest, according to Turkish dls-' patches from the city. One of these ! reports broadcast by BBC and heard by the Blue Network disclosed that i Continue nn Pare Si "Lawyer" Dewey and "Farmer" Roosevelt Cast Ballots Today NEW YORK, N. Y. Thomas E. Dewey, lawyer and resident of New York's Roosevelt Motel, cast his bal lot today in the nation's first war - time election since the Civil War aB a plain American citizen. Dewey, Governor of New York and "Republican nominee for the nation's highest office, arrived by train from Albany shortly after noon and went directly to a polling place In the offices of the American Automobile 1-11 JOtU C-iat i . mtj kw 1 IIU KUVeillui WHO Bu,uiuiiaiiii;u u; .. t..i m.. urc, uU .... . uockwooo. ne save ' lawjBi. Upon his arrival was greeted with the cheers of a crowd of more than I 2,000 persons who crowded the. streets outside. HYDE PARK, N. Y. Plain Franklin D. Roosevelt, tree grower and farmer of Dutchess county, in New York's legendary Hudson river highlands country, today cast his vote in the nation's presidential election. (Continued on para 6) British Minister In Egypt Slain By Two Assassins CAIRO, Egypt. The assassins who fatally wounded Lord Moyne, British resident minister of the Middle East and instantly killed his chauffeur, carefully laid their plans for the attack over a period of almost two weeks, the information ministry revealed today. The pair rented bicycles Oct. 27 and again Nov. 1. paying a deposit of approximately $40. When they called at the shop yesterday before their attack, the shopkeeper said since they had been there before, they needn't bother with a deposit. Police uncovered the fact the two men had kept a close watch on Lord Moynes house In the Zamalek dis trict. They were standing Insid1 the garden of his house when Lord Moyne drove up with his secretary. Miss Osmond, and Capt. Hughes Win-slow, his aide. As the driver alighted, officials revealed, the attackers fired, one with a Mauser and the second with an '"ordinary revolver." The driver was killed instantly. Lord Moyne was fatally wounded. f The assassins jumped on their bicycles and fld. An eye-witness to the shooting called to a motorcycle constable and 'old him of the attack. After a long chase, the constable captured both men. Both were searched but they had no papers on them and when they were questioned in Hebrew they replied only that "we are saying nothing. We will wait for the court." Police said it was established that the two men were Jews, but it was not known whether they were from Palestine. The heavier voting In Clinton city GOP Needs Only Six was holding true in the county's: Democrats who four years ago other 24 precincts but even unoffic-1 rode 268-strong into the 77th Con-lal results will be delayed because of gress on a Roosevelt landslide now the later hours. j have only 214 members aB against Advance voting at the county 1 212 Republicans. The balance is clerk's office has indicated a heavy made up of four minority party mem- playing a more prominent role than ever before, with 25 running for. congress. This also constitutes a new record. t.Iainor Rare Spotlighted Spotlighted in the political area are glamorous Clare Boothe Luce and her Democratic opponent, attractive. (Continued on Page 2) Republicans Point For House Control In Today's Ballot G.O.P. Victory in House Seems Certain; 35 Senate Seats at Stake in Voting . NEW YORK The nation's voterF write their specifications and assign political control for a new congress today their decision as unpredictable as the presidential outcome upon which it may largely hinge. House raptures Attention Although this first wartime electorate since the Civil War will name 35 Senators-one-third the upper chamber's membership the interest of both Republicans and DemocratF centered on the balloting for the 435 representatives who will comprise the House in the 79th Congress. For it is in the House where GOP leaders see their strongest chance in 14 years to upset democratic con- trol. thinned by special elections and deaths to a scant margin of two Beats. Many observers view this as a certainty, hers who have helped maintain ad- ministration control plus tne acan- cies. To elect their own speaker and taKe over ine important commiuees, ttepuuucans must win sia sems, an Increase of only six. In the Senate they must defeat 12 Democrats without losing one of their own places, a slender prospect Inasmuch as nine of these contests are In the Democratic south. iCoiiiinuen on page B) . tcrs, Tex. to begin his haHic training ' mn I n I u ii ( rvttifiti Un tin. hunn nn signed to a Imttatlou stressing heavy wenpnna. - r.S.A. Mrs. Rosemary Stuttz has received word from her husband that he has been promoted to the rank of Serg-1 eant. Sgt. Charles Stultz Is a tail j gunner on a B-24 Liberator some-1 where in England. U.S.A. ! Veteran of action over Europe as an aerial gunner, TSgt. George T. Lyons of 618 North Main street is now stationed at the Ft. Logan Convalescent Hospital, near Denver, Colo. A member of a B-24 combat crew which completed 30 missions, Lyons was recently returned to the states and sent to Ft. Logan, one of several Personnel Distribution Commend convalescent hospitals, for the high-(Continued on Page 5) j , ; I j I 1 Yanks Blast Way Toward Last Jap Leyte Stronghold Advancing Yanks Close In On Ormoc Corner; Airmen Artillery Support Drive NEW YORK, N. Y Two Anw. lean B-29 Buperfortrem lxmbars flew over the main Jap liomo inland of Honshu today, marking the third tune within a week that the big craft have carried out 'nor-ties over the same area, the Jap home radio reported today. ' The unKultstantiateri Jap report, recorded ly the ViX Nald 1ko that 44 HuperfortresseK raided Iwo Island in the Volcano group the day before yesterday. American planes, in addition, raided the Haha and (Irichl Islands in the Ikmrns yesterday, the Jap transmitter said. GEN MACARTHURS HEADQUARTERS, Philippines. Ameri can infantrymen, artillerymen and aviators today continued to blast their way closer to the village of Or moc, last remaining stronghold of the Japanese on Leyte Iisland In the Central Philippines. Guns, Planes Aid Drive The Yankees were ready and waiting for any attempt of the cornered Japs to break out of the small pocket (Continued on page ) But the Paris meeting would probably follow the meeting of the blp three in eastern Kurope. Both President Roosevelt anrf Prime Minister Churchill, it fs pointed out, would seek to avoid the Impression that British and American plans are being laid In advance of a conference with Rtalin. International ttwnHty Paramount When the three leaders meet, the principal Item on thetr agenda will be the Dumbarton Oaks plan for an international security organization. That plan failed to settle the controversial question of whether one of the big powers would have the right of veto in the security council If it was involved in aggression. The Russian delegation at Dumbarton Oaks has stoutly insisted on this right of veto. The matter war left open, and Acting Secretary of State Stettinius has said It must a-wait a personal conference of the three leaders. In Stalin's Monday address he praised the Dumbarton Oaks plan, but acknowledged there were differ ences of view yet to be settled. PHs Conference Follows Following the big three confer ence, it is expected that Roosevelt and Churchill will proceed to Paris for conferences on the future of the proper mounted, the campaign a-galnst remnant German forces south and wont of the Maas (Meuse) river (Continued on page 6) Steady Allied Push On Nazis Defenses In Italy Continues ROME, Italy. PollBh troops of the Allied Eighth Army In Italy, pushing toward the city of Forll, captured several Important hill features, including Mount Maggiore and Mount Testa, Mediterranean headquarters announced today. The villages of San Martino and Marsignano also were cleared of enemy forces. The Fifth Army pressing forward on Bologna confined their activity to patroling. Medium bombers of the Tactical Air Force attacked bridges and transformers on the Brenner Pass rail line with excellent results. headquarters said, and communica tions and coastal port targets In the Italian battle area were blasted by fighters and fighter-bombers. Heavy bombers in daylight yesterday hit targets in Austria, Yugo Blavla and Italy. Shipping In the Adriatic also was battered In the 2,700 sorties flown. Former Clinton Pressman Now in Plane Repair Crew AN AIR SERVICE COMMAND DEPOT IN ENGLAND. Sergeant Lamberto Mlckelinl, who used to get a kick out of watching the Daily Clintonian roll off the presses, now gets the same thrill from watching battle-damaged planes roll of repair assembly lines at this great Air Service Command depot. The former Clintonian pressman la now an aircraft mechanic who recently won high commendation for helping to shatter world's records repairing aircraft here. In a recent two-month period he and his fellow mechanics sent back Into action the highest number or battle-damaged craft since the Air Service Command began operation? in England. "A knockout blow against Germany." was the way his Commanding General, Brig. Gen. I. W. Ott, described their effort. Sergeant Mlckelinl entered the Army Air ForceB in August, 1942 and attended Army aircraft technicians' school at Patterson Field. Ohio. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs Miko Mlckelinl of Fort Wayne, formerly of Clinton. Clinton Repairmen Meet An important meeting of the Clinton Automobile Repairmen and Service Station Attendants' Association will be held at 8 p. m. tonight In the Homey-Roberts Battery Shop on Mulberry Street, it was announced today. labsentee ballot with 340 absent j voter ballots being cast. Soldier vot-1 Ing, however, was slight with only 409 of the county's estimated 1,600 eligible voters casting ballots. At stake in the county and district are 12 offices while the state ballot lists some 10 candidates while the federal ballot lints the presidency and vice presidency In addition to the short and long term Indiana seuatorshlps. Allied Big Three Parley on Postwar World Security Is Believed Near NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any news of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column. PHONE 32 WASHINGTON, I). C. Regard less of tho outcome of the election, it Is the official view of Washington today that President Roosevelt will soon leave for a meeting with Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin somewhere In Europe. Will Sot Met In Paris It Is believed, however, that such a meeting of the big three, who last conferred at Teheran jupt a year ano, will not take place in Paris. Officials pointed out that Stalin would not go so far from home, since lie must maintain constant communications with Moscow for personal direction of the wax. Also, the recent controversy between Gen. ChatleB de Gaulle and the French communists makes it po-tically unsuitable for Stalin to go to Paris. Balkan Meeting itt IJkely A much more likely meeting place, it is suggested, would be in the Bal kan area, perhaps in the capital of either of the late Axis satellites, Bulgaria or Romania. This does not rule out, however. a visit of President Roosevelt to Paris. In fact, it is fully expected that he will accept the invitation which De Gaulle has extended for a meeting in Paris, where It is believed Churchill would come at the same time. The promotion of Sergeant Vincent PiitllR, Jr. of Clinton from the mnk of Corporal has been snnoun red by the Commanding Officer of a Squadron of Maj. Oen. C. L. Chen-nault'a Fourteenth Air Force lu China. figt. Dattla la the on of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Dattla. Sr. of route two and - ia a graduate of Clinton High School. Before joining the Army Air Force in December. 1942 he was employed by the Pullman Air Craft Chicago, 111. He has been overseas seven months of which time three months has been in China with the "Flying Tigers." U.S.A. Stanley C. Beaty. 18. is receiving his boot training at the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, 111. U.S.A. Pvt. James H. Houston, son of James P. Houston of route three. Clinton, has arrived at Camp Wol- (Continued on page fi

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