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1 Stores Closed Saturday, Armistfc44)ay-Shop Friday THE DAILY CLINTON! AN The Homr; Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Coiuitiea CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER , 1941. V mm mm IT mm Newly-Elected Six Division Army Launch Fierce Attack on Reich Border Post, Capture 15 Towns m T IS , , m n iiiUr iim il mi m not MOSCOW, HusHia. Soviet assault forces were r'8ed today to strike decisive blowB for the libera-, tion of Budapest after repulsing a series of powerful German counterattacks In the vicinity of the Hungarian capital. Futile Landing Attempt A Nazi landing attempt, near Baja. on the east bank of the Danube river, highlighted Ihe enemy's efforts to thwart the Red army drive upon Budapest. It was futile. The German counter-attacks, rang- Reds Gross Tisza River, Move Up Budapest Rail Line in Fresh Move Ralph F. Gates, left, and Homer E. Cae!.irt Hill represent Indiana In the leading roles of governor and state senator respectively for the net four years following llieii- elections Tuesday. Gates defeated Sen. Sam Jackson, who served as chairman of the national Democratic convention, while Capehart defeated Gov. Henry K. Srhrickcr In returns which put Indiana Kolidly in the Republican column. William K. Jenner successful GOP candidate for the short-term senatorship led the Indiana ticket. Hoosiers Pick Republican Leaders Ing from far south of Budapest to terea tne i,erma.. the town of Tokay, 110 miles north, of Metz today in a "avage thrust and including a series of tank en- through rain and mud which engulf-gagements almost at the city's gates, ed 15 towns and villages and swept were carried out primarily to de- up 1,000 Nazi prisoners, prlve Russian troops of strategic po- Enemy Not Organized J,ions A spokesman at Allied Supremo Renew' Autumn Drive Headquarters said today that al-Nature of the fighting in Hungary though the Nazis were resisting with plus the fact that blazing artillery artillery and mortar fire, it was slg-duels raged in East Prussia, farther nificant that no organized German north, led Moscow observers to pre- eountcr-thruBt had yet been organ-diet that Marshal Joseph Stalin's zed and there was no enemy armor , I n-L I (11,.. AccomU v lC CdP IIIV,IIIWI IIIV.J, njJVIIiWl u wv i armies are ready to resume their au- rt,.l. nin(r l,j oauterrt front ' I Headquarters said the fighting. (German sources also anticipated although on the largest scale exper-new Soviet thrusts, a Nazi traneoce- ienced on the Third Army front In .nv enmmentntor describing weeks, was of a local nature. Indiana Leaders j et due to the personal popularity of Governor Schricker. Jenner Leads Ticket Unofficial returns from most of the state's 4016 precincts Indicated that Canehart's lead might amount to around 18 000. while William E. Jenner, the G. O. P. nominee for senator short term, had a lead over the defeated Democratic candidate, Cornelius 0'Bricn,that may possibly reach 150.000 when all precincts and the soldier and civilian absentee votes are counted. Additional elements in Jenner's position as top vote-getter in the state, exceeding even the plurality given Dewey, were his youth, good looks and the important factor that he is a medically discharged army veteran of World War 2. Ralph E. Gates, Republican governor-elect, appeared to have a lead of at least 45,000 votes over Senator Jackson, Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Secretary of State Rue J. Alexander's plurality over his defeated Democratic opponent. State Senator Charles F. Fleming, indicated that his return to the office would be by about the same margin. The Republicans also returned ( Continued on page fl Vermillion County War Fund Receives 81,000 Allocation Vermillion County's first allocation of the Sixth War Loan was reported today by Mrs. Delia 8. Swin-hart, chairman of the county war finance committee, when she announced the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company's contribution of f l.ftoO. Allocating fl.040 for each store, this makes a total of 93.000,000 for the K roper Company in the Sixth War Loan. Awptaocc of Vermillion County firm quotas are slow in arritinp, Mrs. SwinHiart said, urging that firms send in their acceptances as soon as possible. Kelkers Auto Service Is the new est of the acceptances reported by the chairman. (ft y .' TSjf 0mm- - f Tropical Storm Slows American Drive on Leyte Philippine Isle Battle In Final Stages; Yanks Move on Reinforced Japs GENERAL MACARTHl'R'S HQ., Philippines The showdown battle 'or Leyte Island roared toward a climax today with American Infantrymen locked in furious combat with desperate, bill reinforced Jap troops trapped in the Ormoc sector on the western shore of the island. Despite Japanese reinforcements to their beleagured troops, the deter- minori hard pharirine 24th Division under command of Major General Frederick A. Irving smashed head long into Jap defense positions, winning control of a strategic ridge several miles from the coast. right In Tropical Itain a annng tropical ram siorm ikm- ed to halt the Yanks as they punch- ed their way ahead, supported by crashing long torn artillery fire., which continued to plaster enemy posltlons along the entire length of the Ormoc Valley. ' The ridge was captured in the face of the storm which reached hurrl-. cane proportions at times and trans- rrirtnori thn lorn in inti a mitnrtv formed the terrain Into a muddy quagmire. S.orni Blows Operation There was no douht that the storm slowed up American operations fContlnuen no Pa SI Dr.CAI.Zink Riles to Be Held Friday Afternoon Funeral services for Dr. Clyde M. Zink. former two-term mayor of Clinton and three-term Vermillion County coroner, will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the First Methodist Church. Rev. Clifford C. Jordan will conduct the last rites with interment to be made in Roselawn Memorial Park. ' THE WEATHEB Cloudy and cooler with occasional rain today and tonight. Friday partly cloudy and cooler. Price Three Cents. (n)o) lyjiiuu Americans Defy Mud, Rain To Crack Germans Armor, Infantry Artillery Smashes at Reich Frontier In Swift New Offensive; 12, 20 Corps in Action SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Al lied Expeditionary Force. Six di- visions of the U. S. Third Army bat- to bar the Yanks In their advances nf iin tO three DlfleS. Bomber mippon. mmu. Meanwhile Marauder bomber for- matlons were giving support to the Yanks In their thrust toward tho Saar In blasts through heavy weath- er at road Junctions and enemy troop concentrations. (The British radio said that Ame, rlcan Third Army forces which es- tal.lished two more bridgeheads a- . . .. .Ask nf Moic cross tne bioii i are within four miles of the fiye- way road junction of Chateau saiini and only two miles from tne "-Strasbourgh highway. CBS heard the broadcast.) Triple-prong Threat -j The new blows were loosed north of Melz, expanding the Third Army drive into a triple-pronged threat to .the Nazi defenses protecting th Saar. One column made two crossings of the Moselle river and the other (Continued on Page 2) Forli Airfield Falls to British Nj In Steady Drive r ROMP'. Italy. British Eighth Army troops captured the vital Fori! airfield and today smashed at the gales of the little city that Mussolini called his hometown. The veteran Tommies smashed into Nazi defenses to make steady gains In the drive from the southwest of Forli. Allied Mediterranean headquarters, disclosing capture of the Important airdrome, about two miles outside the city, also revealed that of the American Fifth a-.t . bsv viiifltTPs. on the n.ujj " " " "w " - western Italian coast and that Kiifhth Army Polish units chalked up new gains along the Mootons Kiver. C.errr.frRg d-fnding Forli aeainst the Hrjtifih attarks were fighting fctutihoriil. according to the headquarters announcement. Sharp rlarhs also marked ad-iauc'3 ff the P"liih troops whosa gain wr" d-scriLed as "consider-able". They pnufwd forward on both hinks of the Montone and. In a particularly hitter Fkirmish. seised th ForM highway. The nocro Yanks speared Into tb towns of Fa bh la no and Baaatl on the went coast. We Are Sorry. . . The Clintonian regrets that several merchants who would have liked their names included in the lift on tlu? page advertisement yesterday, advising that their stores would be closed all day Saturday, Armistice Day, wcr not contact rd. !n alt fairness, we woulH like It known that the art-verti?ement was not sold by this newspaper and on'.y ihe lumej turned in were us.-d on it. As a matter of fact, practically all of the stores in the city will be closed ail day Saturday. 1 Mailed In Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No. 10687 Volume 32 Number 218. an fo) mm Popular Vote Shows Dewey Strength Heavy Roosevelt, Dewey Call For Unity to Win War, Peace; GOP Popular Vote Stronger Than in 1940 NEW YORK, N. Y. President Roosevelt, overwhelmingly reelected to a fourth term, can look forward today to widespread support of his plea to .the American people to "unite to win the war and to achieve lamina neace." Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, defeated Republican nominee, touched off 1 harmony note for the post-election period by wishing the President success In winning the war and solving the peace. From all sections oi me nation, there arose evidence inai me American people have put partisan differences In the election nenina them-to concentrate on martial victory. Cabinet Khake-l'p Near The .President's great victory brought speculation over the future. There was talk of cabinet changes. quick moves to create a world peace organization and social securl.y ex- pansion when congress recovenes next Tuesday. I The President and Gov. Dewey are both expected to take time off from their official duties to rest up from the vigors of their campaigns. The ! d.ih.-. . verv likely will be "off the record" as It haa been In the past. Elector Vote for FDR Mr. Roosevelt gave Gov. Dewey a bad beating in the electoral college but ran behind bl popular pluralities of previous elections. The electoral vole, with 26 needed for victory, wa: Roosevelt: 35 states with ill votes. Dewey: IS states (including Michigan) with 118 votes. S Million Difference With only .492 of the nation's 130.817 election districts missing, their popular vote today was: Roosevelt. 24.6. 578. Dewey, 21.-70C.321. (Continued on Page 2) Maj tjor Midwestern States Name GOP Governors in Vote NEW YORK, N. Y. The Re publican pan j louay -i' , sured of retaining 25 of the 26 gov- ernors woicn " u-u - i surgence of the last eight years, and I thus salvaged this powerful aid In j preparation for future national con tests. Because of the soldier vote and closeness of some contests. It was possible that the line-up may be slightly changed. Results showed a mi.ni trend amone voters In many states, where Republican governors retained defoite a Roosevelt , On the basis of returns the Democrats had ousted Republican governors in Massachusetts. Idaho. Missouri. Ohio and Washington. In the Utter state Sen. Mon Wallgren tD Washington reversed the usual trend in politics, and goes from the senate to statebouse. Contens in Missouri and l'ah were close. Republicans had not giv en u the possibility that a switch la returns would give thsi ikloryl in both states. The srviraes votes will not be eouottfl in lias lil Nor. 12. Democrats appear 4 Co hare elected governors ia Arizona. Arkansas. Florida. Idaho. Masnrhusrlts. Misr- Ohio. Rhode Isisnd. Tennessee. Te- j as. Washington, West Virginia and I I'tin. I Republicans appeared winners in j Colorado. Connecticut. Delaware, Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Kansas. Maine, (elected Sept. 111. Michigan. Minne sota. Montana. Nebraska. New Hamp- shire. North Dakota. South Dakota. 1 Vermont and Wisconsin. Republican governors elected des- pite the fact that President Roose- I relt carried their states were Green, j Illinois: Baldwin. Connecticut: Thye. I Minnesota: Ford. Montana and Bar- on. Delaware, with Gov. Harry Kell . being re-elee'ed in Ilirhigaa where the final presidential vote is still on- determined;., j Biggest Democratic victory w a the eWtioa of Mayor Frank Laucciie ' nf Cleveland as governor of OMo I 4epitr Gov. Dwt's iad is tb.- s-ste. He Is regarded as s fumr OFFICIAL VERMILLION VOTE , (Complete) PRESIPENT Dewey (R) Rnoitevelt ! 4,9f 4,oi Dewey's plurality 80 I NITEI) STATES :5E.ATOR (Ionfi Term ) fapehart (R) tta Hrlirlikrr (D) 4,75 Cap?hart's plurality 87 I XITEI) STATES KI3NATOH. (Short Term) Jenner (R) "' O'Brien (I) 4.B06 .tenner's plurality J5 BrmirEVT.tTIVIi I.N' CX)XGPJ5S jinson (R) 6,2.12 janiiHmi I) 'Ma Johnson's plurality 770 PROSECUTING ATTORNEY yA,n (R) s.liw 4onm (n) 4.S74 Zell's plurality 743 JOINT SENATOR ftillexpie (R) 4.8M Moore (l) '" Gillespie's plurality 874 VERMIIXIOX COlNTV iL'lHlL-ilL'VTlTll'K M.l.me (R) 6 .300 johnw(I1 (p) 4ia Malone's plurality i.wihi -i.,;kk, VERMIIMOJi CIRCUIT COl ItT (R) .5.53 ,.' AMU Biggs' plurality 1,480 COl'STY ACDITOR i tliurrh (R) . 5.573 Mattery (l 3.9H Church's plurality iJHHt coevrr TREASURER. Hickman (R) 5-054 Picket (D) 4.5O0 Hickman's plurality 543 COl'.NTV SHERIFF Griffin (R) 5.o Gamhill l) 4. 184 Griffin's plurality 1,335 COI'NTY CXRONER u'.,-. fiJWO White (I) 4U4HO Watson's plurality"-??"" 574 CXH'XTY Sl'RVEYOR Flllinger (R) 5.068 Hatheway (l) 4.300 manger's plurality 754 CXH'XTir COMM. SECOND 4.94 4.447 Brown ft ) D Brown's plurality 517 fX)l sxv COMMISSIONER THIRD DISTRICT Ktraughn (R) 5.0SO Harmon (D) 4JII6 St rau glut's plurality 74 GOVERNOR Gates (R) 4.W7I 4.0IO l JncKSOW ll'l Gates' plurality E4El"TEX.XTOt"ERWB James (R) 4JSW Hraunrr (D) 4.736 James' piuarilly 133 SECRETARY OF STATE Alexander IK) 4MM rlemhac (IX 4.714 Alexander's plurality IfM AI'DITOK OF KTATK Jh.. (rt( 4JUm tvLrmthrtMl IIH llairrh' plurality TKKAM RER HV STATE iMillis RI IHutkmay (I MUMV plarality . 4.71s) M ATTORNEY GENERAL K) 4.0OO Wkkras D) 4.718 Emssert's plurality !2 h( (F n tilAt- STRI Tlo Main (R) 4.MI0 Hoogham D) 4.701 Maiaa's plarality aut) REPORTER OF KTPREME AND APPELLATE COt'RTS XorH, R 4 -MKT j Wmrt U) 4.714 Xoms plurality . f IllMiK MTREME ClX"RT 4TH DLsTRKT .ilkii (R 4JUtX Raaswsnfc (l) .T 4.7nm . J '9 ' INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. The Re- publican strentliened their control of both houses of the General Assem- I01 eicuon victories. I The G. O. P. captured at least C2 of the 100 seats in the house of representatives while the Democrats had only 27 representatives. Eleven other contests were unreported. Willi 25 senate seats at stake. 17 Republicans were victories and only seve.ii Democrats won. One senatorial district bad not yet reported. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. In.liana, anticipated to stay in the Republican column by pre-election polls, fulfilled those forecasts by electing the IS'"'"' "e losing presidential nomi- .... , i .... ii .. 1. 1 ; . : l. ,t 1 1 .7 , .in. . i iiniiiiii. , . . ircnc; a 1' 1 ' 1 allty of some 100.000 votes over Pre-jsi4?nt Franklin D. Roosevelt. ' Farmer Credited with Surress ' "The Hoosier farmer was credited !" he success of the G. O. P. in I Indiana. While the large industrial 'areas generally showed Democratic ! pluralities, the rural sections of the ' stale overcame that margin and gave the Republicans a decisive victory, despite a Democratic campaign which sought to alleviate the known anti-Roosevelt feeling in rural sections by playing up the creditable records of Governor Henry F. Schricker and I'. 8. Senator Samuel D. Jackson, both Democrats, who sought to exchange jobs. - Homer E- Capehart. the winning nominee for L'nited States seantor. long term, ran behind his own tick Nine Killed, 97 Injured in Wreck Of PacificTrain COLFAX. Cal. The spectacular wreck of the mainline passenger train, "The Chalk-nger," on the Southern l acil'c tracks three miles west of Colfax, left nine persons dead and D7 Injured today after rescue crews completed a thorough search of the wrw-kage. In a manner vet to be explained the locomotive and eight cars of the crowded express, bound for San Fran'-isro. I ft the rails on a curve (llc Tec(.al qvtiBt daVg OB the eastern fro)t a ,.not a rPa caimi Dut )e jpt' before tne ,torm.") T)C comparatjve lull extended (nrough a fouI.ln consecutive dav w,(n fhe officia Ru88ian commun- ique reporting only that There were nQ MaentB, ehanfrei at ,he fron,. . . . tj con,nue(i dlca , the 0,llsWr,s of Bd1. pest came from a Hungarian rad o broad rat reported in Moscow. Ene- my authorities requested the city's fCont.Dueft no Pare ft I FDR, Churchill, Stalin Meeting Brought Near By U.S. Elections LONDON'. England. Prime Min ister Winston Churchill told the at& ; Mayor's banquet gathering in London today that the prospects for p meeting among President Roosevell Marshal Joseph S'alin and himsel' have beei vastly improved as a result of the American elections. "Wait Breathlessly" "The prospects of such a meetlnr "We must be very careful (Continued on Page 2) CHS Homecoming Queen to le Named In Fridav Program Clinton Hteh School s hom-comin? qufn for the flinton-Brazil gnma Friday nieht will be crowned In a special pep st-ssion at 8:30 a. in. Friday In the hiph r-hool trymnasfuni. Olin fiwinney of the CII.S faculty announced today. In ceremonies before the frame at ! I ! Dr. Zink who had remained active have bee.i vastly Improved by the rein democratic political circle until suits of the presidential election in recent months, died Tuesday after- the IT. S. and for which we waited noon xi his home. 559 Mulberry so breathlessly on Tuesday last." street, following an Illness of nearly ( The Prime Minister recalled tha1 a year. , at last year's mansion house cere- Pallbearers will be Dr. W. N. Kel- J mony he had appealed to the British ley. Dr. Paul Caseueer, Paul Skid-j and American public not to allow more, Raymond Medloek, Frank the election In any way to ruffle ihe Bavsinger and Jack'Teaney. i goodwill between the two nations a mountain pas before dawn yes- IHllierdav and piouhed into an em- Election is Mandate for Co-Operation On Both Sides, Hoosier Senator Says 7:30 toTiorrow nipht. the quen willjtown of Iiovadola on the Florene- bankmenl. Railrosd officials said I he nine bodies which were recovered from the tangled wreckage included four mi- Hilary personnel and five civilians. Bodies of two women remain! un identified but the remaining eivil-Isns were Fred Graham of Roseville. Cal.. the engineer; Sidney Bunee of Eureka. Cal: and Mrs. Anna Dorothy Ernster. 28. wife of a navy man from Clinton. Iowa. - The military dead were reported to be a soldier, two sailors, and a WAVE but tfieir names were with- The body will remain at the Frist Funeral Home until taken to Ihe First Methodist Church to lie in state from 1 p. m. until time of funeral service. Mayor Clarence B. Wrlghl and the Clinlon Commercial Club joined in a plea to local merchants to close at the hour of the services. unanimous aereemem in the ann ate on a realistic foreign policy." He said the election "was a mandate for working out a permanent peace." Meanwhile. Sen. Joseph H. Ball (R) Minn., who bolted his party to pport President Roosevelt foreign policy, was not very confident that the ejection changes brought a senate that will ratify the international peace organization pact. Peace Orgjuiizaf ioa Battle It has a much better chance than before but it still will be a battle," be said. Willis and Ball both asserted the; election hinged on fear of a change in wartime leadership, and that President Roosevelt would have gone down to defeat on domestic issues. Willis added: "The months immediately ahead will reauire toval support of every held pending notification of next of',',n of l-eace with open minda and Kjn these problems can be worked out WASHINGTON. D. i. feen. Raymond K. Willis R) Ind . today termed elections returns "a mandate for co-operation oo both sides" as Capitol Hill speculated over what effect the closely divided Donular vote for president might have on President Roosevelt's relations with congress. Willis predicted that "member? of the senate will approach the prob- to a great degree of satisfaction if a like attitude is displayed by the executive." rYedklft More Cooperation Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D) Col-foresaw "more co-operation between the President and congress" following the election. Johnson who was cool to the fourth term and did not campaign actively for the President declared "ihere is a good basis for almost prsent the football to the opposn? teams and will flip a coin to determine the rick-off. Candidate! for quen Include Bt- itr D,v"' Joan Dicks. Rul.y Peck.; and Hilda Lou Salmond. Quen at-, tendent candidates are: Rose Dirker, , Betty Oliver, and Gloria Of mon. J from the senior class; Mary Ann ; Rallock, Gladys Bod oar. and Marian : Munson. junior class; Rosaline Rovi, ( Sally Cocan and any Wood, soph-j omore class; and Violet Anderson. . Rosemary Eurfga, Fditb Graham, and Imogene Lawson, freshman class. ' Jimmy Berto and Johnny Gold-, ner. alumni of C. H. S., will be the guest speakers for the pep se?sion. The program will include group singinir. yells, pep talks, and soectal ; music by Dick Glover. Floyd Foster,- Johnnie Ferpuon, and Jack Gilman. i The train was the first section of 'The Challenger" and was packed to capacity with 74! passengers in- eluding 4s nary personnel and 172 srmr personnel. ICanse of the accident was not immediately determined but railroad officials said there was no evidence of sabotage. As the huge Mallet type locomotive, wiih cab is front, toppled from (Continued on Page 2) povenai jeaoer ia ir.e uir.ocra w . - , xart. i iContlaoaa o rag Ij, i

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