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. . . , ......... .. . . ...... ......... , J .- THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper 01 Vermillion And Parke Counties THE WEATHER Cloudy und cooler today and to-nlKhl. Occasional light rain today. Saturday partly cloudy. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1944. Volume .32 Number 219. Itnl fn 11 MlAvL VISITS FORMER HOME IN ATHENS Tank-Paced Inf antry Smashes Within 6 Miles of Reich Border; gland Nazi V-2 Bombs Bl Lunging Soviet Armies Crash Nazi Defenses Budapest-Miskolc Railway Severed in Red Advance; Nine Nazi Counterattacks Beaten Back by Soviets MOSCOW, Russia. The already staggering (ierman-llungarlan losses continued to mount today as Russian assault troops surged westward on fronts northeast and south of beleaguered Budapest, seizing more than 50 towns and villages and cracking the stubborn Nazi defenses of the vital Budapest-Miskolc railway. Repelling nine enemy counter-attacks, the Soviet troops struggled a-cross the river Tisza to score their most important gains northeast of the Hungarian capital. Plunge Through Nail Line Marshal Rodion V. Mallnovsky's Roosevelt Hints 'Big 3' Meet Is Held Soon President Acclaimed On Return to Washington After 4th Term Success; To See Churchill, Stalin WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt, back In the White House nfter his fourth term election victory, hinted broadly today that arrangements were In the making for anolher three-way international conference wllh British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Russian Premier Josef Stalin. The chief executive told bis first post-election news conference that he hoped to bold anolher meeting with the leaders of the other "hie three" nations an soon as It can be arranged. Makes Trlumnhiuit Return Mr. Roosevelt made a triumphal return to the nallon'B capital, and motored In an open car In a pouring rain from Union Station to the While House through lanes of cheering thousands. The President appeared to be In fine health, despite his arduous election campaign, and he seemed rested and full of energy. Mr. Roosevelt was awked at his news conference whether he had any plans for a new meeting with the British and Soviet leaders as suggested yesterday In London by Mr. Churchill. The President replied lhat he had no hard news on that subject, but that he wanted to meet with Churchill and Stalin again whenever it can be arranged. Military Security No details, however, have beet) worked out as to time or place for the meeting, he said, and It will be a matter of military security when It does take place. Mr. Roosevelt's own guess on how the election would go came to light In the conference. The rresldent disclosed that his pre-election guess on how many electoral college votes he would get was nearly a 100 under the actual election tally. The week before the election the President wrote down his guess on a slip of paper and tucked it away (Continued on page 3) ft fcfcH I i: - 1 Wi Pfe ? i i.'fSv I .i L i'"rtnwm ' - - THIS AFFECTIONATE REUNION took place In Athens, Greece, when Bgt. Steve Grapas of Roseville, Mich., returned to his native town ar. l was greeted by his aunt, Melpho Kontogiano. Due to go home on r .Latlon, Sergeant Grapas was granted permission to visit his former home, now liberated from Nazi rule, before leaving the Italiun theater of operations. (International) Organized Labor Readies Renewed Drive for Higher Scale of Wages German War Fo Pvt. Verlin .Iinlv, son of Mr. nml Mrs. Hoyd Judy of lllanford, Is now a prisoner of war In Germany, nrcoriling ti a letter received by the parents from him. Judy was previously reported missing Irt action Aug. 8. He was with the I'. H. forces In France. Yanks Seize Two Strategic Hills Over Ormoc Road Heavy Jap Reinforcement; Fail to Halt US Drive ; Jap Fatalities Mounting GEN. MACARTHCR'S HEAD-ntTAHTFtist Pfiiliiinines. Ameri can infantrymen were still holdint the initiative today in the bitter fight for Leyte Island, despite heavy reinforcements by the Japanese. General Douglas A. MacArthur, 1 1 his morning communique, said unit? of the 24th Infantry, commanded by Major Genera! Frederick A. Irvin: had made substantial gains in th- battle for Ormoc, last remaining J:ir stronghold on the island, by seizing two commanding heights east of Or moc road and greatly reducing the military value of the town and po:t of Ormoc. Artillery, I'lane Huiort The Yankee assault troops captrr-ed the heights during the course of la broad advance south of Carigai-t i Bay, while American artillery units ! laid down a murderous barrage i f 1 Long Tom 115 millimeter shells :ir.I (army warplanes provided effective i air support. ! It was estimated that at least 3' -' 000 enemy troops were In the 0!" sector, but General MacArthur In.i:-'eated that the 24th. the Cth and the Seventh Infantry units were inflicting tremendously heavy casualties against the Japs, most of whom have been killed. : Ormoc I'sHew to Foe He declared that Ormoc, now In ! range of artillery batteries, has been j pummeled so heavily that ft hns been greatly reduced in value to tl e 'enemy as a port and supply base. In spite of the hard drhing ta'- tics of tile 24th. which is movir south of Ormoc, the Japs have su: (Continued on Page 4) Jenner Goes To Washington For Short Senate Term Ticket-Leading Hoosier Senator Strong Prospect For 1946; State GOP Win INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Senator William B. Jenner' Indiana's political child of destiny, will leave Sunday for Washington where he will take his oath of office Tuesday. The new Indiana short term Senator, a Republican, sprang Into the spotlight when Tuesday's election, which placed the entire state G.O.P.-ticket In office, showed him to be top vote-getler. At 37 years old. Jenner probably will be the "baby" of the Upper House In which lie will serve until Jan. 3. wheu Homer E. Capehart will (Continued on Page 21 v:l T C Drive Slashes 3 Main Roads ,1 15-Mile Wide Drive Aimed At Vital Saar Basin Area; Yanks Slog Through Mud, Rain in Determined Attack SI'l'REMK HEADQUARTERS, Ejc peditionary Force. Mudcaked American Third Army troops, now with In six miles or less of the German frontier, struck telling blows at the! 'enemy communications neiworiq guarding the Saar basin today In m sustained drive along a 75-mile fronts Knock Out. Key Rail Une Lieut.-Cen. George S. Patton'S Doughboys, who have taken 1,500 prisoners since they began their push, Wednesday, cut three Nazi highway and posed such a severe threat to at key railroad line that the enemy not expected to he able to use It any longer, Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower's spokesmen announced. Infantry and tank units cut tha main road from Nancy to Saarbruck-en, severed the Nancy-Metz highway, at Delme, slashed the artery from Metz to captured Chateau Sal Ins andj drove to within five miles of tha Metz-Saarburg railroad. Ration's Doughboys drove the Germans back for distances ranging from five to seven miles as they In- creased their retreat to Metz and Germany's key industrial sector. Enemy resistance continued slight or, at best, moderate, but rain and sod den roads still hampered the speed J of the American movements t t Continued on page S) War Bond Flags To Be Awarded To Local Schools Minute Man Flags will be awarded to Clinton city and township school which show 90 per cent student participation In war bond and stamp i purchases during the Sixth WaB lAtdn by the Clinton Pout 140 of th American Legion, Mrs. Delia 8 Swinehart, chairman of the war fU nance committee, said today. Central grade school has already qualified for the flag, being the tint in the county and among the first 14 the wtaie to win the honor, Mr. Swim-hart paid. The Schools - at - War program, sponsor of the project, will be car ried out in the north part of thl county by Fred Hayes, county super iiitenUent of instruction. American Ieeion posts at St. Ber nice, Dana. Newport, Cayuga and! Perrym-ille are planning to aid tha plan in their communities. Bo n d and stamp p u rcfa ase b-Iweeri Nov. 11, Armistice Day and Dee. 7. anniversary of Pearl Harbor will count and be credited toward the 9(t per cent goal. Expenses for the Navy Dap pro gram held here Oct. 27 were mora than TKiid for by the sale of dinner tickets. T. L. McDonald, chairman of the Vermillion County Navy Day committee said today. The excens money amounting to $23 70 was turned over to the Clinton Township War Fund Drive, Mr. McDonald said. Additional donations to the War Fund drive were reported from the .'acksonvilie area today by Mrs. Pea; Helms, chairman of the township I campaign. The donations included: , Jacksonville District: Mrs. Binole, chairman reported $215.24 from canvass. School $5 84, P. T. A. $5. 1121.01 from workers at W. R. O. Making total $347.09 a' most going over top of quota $350. Contributions were $50, Mr. and Mrs. James Perona; $25. Big Oak Coal Co.; $5. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Roberts; $3, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davis; $2. Mr. and Mrs. William Toppas, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Holllngsworth, Royal Neighbors tt Blanford, Maltil-da Gisoin, La n rone's Store, Charles Pupilli. Lazo Kerkez. Bob Sucich, Andrew Marcinko and John Runyan: $1.50. Neil Ingram and $1.30, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lubovich. 156 contributions totalling $107.-24 workers from W. R. O. who contributed at plant. $9, Joe Gisolo, Harvey L. Lowder-( Continued oa pag 7 s German Terror Weapons Crash Over Britain New Bomb Hits Without Warning, Damage, Injured Less Than V-l: Churchill; Allien Hit Frankfurt Area LONDON, England. Alrrields, transportation lines and industrial plants in the Frankfurt and Cologne area3 of Germany were rocked again today by giant formations of American heavy bombers and fighters totaling at least 1,300 warplanes. More than 750 B-17 Fortresses and Liberators of the U. S. Eighth Air Force formed the backbone of the assaulting formations, escorted bv some 600 fighters. Costal residents heard a series of thumping explosions apparently in Dunkerque, the French channel coast port where a Nazi garrison still is holding out. To a somber House of Commons, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced today that frantic Nazi leaders have given the command which has released a shower of V-2 terror weapons on England in desperate bid to win at least a pro-Daganda victory for the German home front. While the elected representatives of a determined British people listened in grim silence, the Prime Minister revealed details of the oper ations of the new weapon, already dubbed the ghost bomb. So Warning of Approach Significantly, the V-2 won its name because of Its silent approach. Traveling at a speed faster than sound, the rocket arches from 00 to 70 miles Into the stratosphere and crashes into the countryside without a liint of Its approach. For this reason, no workable warning system has as yet been devised. Churchill told the House. The V-2 carries approximately the (Continued on page 4 Thieves Break Into Cars Parked In Front of Homes Three cars were damaged Wednesday nilit when they were broken Into presumably in theft attempts. The machines, owned by William Gilfoy, Gloyd Karles and Dave Lawson, Sr., were parked In front of the owners' residence when they were tampered with and entered. The Gilfoy car was parked in front of the residence at 459 South Third Street and the Earles and Lawson cars, both on Mulberry Street. The ignition look was broken on the Lawson machine and a screwdriver had been used to punch holes in the panel of the Earles car In an effort to start the ignition. The condenser was also torn off and the gas ) gauge broken, the thieves leaving a flashlight in the car. The Clinton police department re - ported they had no record of any car tampering. Commander James Ashley of the V. S. Navy submarine service, is now stationed at a Pacific area output at the completion of a successful war patrol in the Pacific, according to word received by bis wire, Mrs. James Ashley of Clinton. Cmdr. Ashley was recently promoted to lite present rank and command from lieutenant-commander. U.S.A S 1c Clayton B. Whalen will return to Creat Lakes Naval Training Station at Creat Lakes. 111. after I' spending a seven-day leave with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ora Weaver of Fairview. Whalen was graduated (from Clinton High School with the I class of 1944 and was employed at the Dally Clintonian Derore entering the Navy. TT.S.A. Harry W. Louden was recently promoted to the grade of sergeant frnrn f hat fit t-nriioral itrmrdinaT to I an announcement by the headquar-l ilk ; I NEWS OF The Clintonian stives or friends this column. WASHINGTON, D. C. Wllh the election concluded, organized labor prepared today to abandon Its watchful-waiting attitude of the past weeks and renew publicly with even more vigor Its demands for an upward revision In the nation's wage stabilization program. First and foremost on the program for which labor will campaign briskly In the coining mouths is the wage Issue. Other features are expected to include insistence upon repeal of the Knillh-Connally Anti-Strike Act and demands for the establishment of reconversion and (Continued on Page 2) Ruby Peck Named Queen of Clinton Homecoming Day Ruby Peck, Clinton High School Senior, was crowned Home-coming queen today by Tony Knrietta, captain of the Clinton football team for the Clinton-Hrazll game this evening. A special pep-session was held, this morning at which the queen and her attendants were announced. Miss Peck is also a member of the Student Council and Is drum majorette in the Clinton High School band. Rose Dirker. Senior; Mary Ann Baliock, Junior; Nancy Wood, Sophomore; and Rosemary Kuriga. Freshman; were named her attendants. Other candidates were: Itetly ltais. Joan Dicks, and Hilda Lou Balmond. Attendant candidates were Betty Oliver, Ciloria Osmon. Gladys Bod-nar. Marian Munson. Rosaline Rovi. Sally Cogau. Violet Anderson. Kdilh Graham and Imogene Lawson. The home-coming game will start at 7:.'10 p. tu. at the high school force plunged through a main German defense line on a 45-mile front along the Tisza. Pressing forward from the vicinity of Polgar southward to Abadszalok, the Russians established a 25-mile bridgehead across the river, then penetrated Nazi defenses as far as Mezokeresztes which lies only a mile away from the Budapest-Miskolc railroad. The towns of Mezoetarkany and Besenyoetelek were among others that the Russians occupied. Their capture put the Red army within (Continued on Page ,1) Rimini Highway Stronghold Falls To Eighth Army Forli Captured by 8th Troops, Advance on River ; 5th Patrols are Active ROME. Italy. The British Eighth Army In Italy has captured the city of Korll, German stronghold on the Rimini-Bologna highway, headquarters of Gen. Sir Henry Malt land Wilson announced today. Forlt was captured last night and 250 enemy troops were taken prisoner in the final assault. Follows Seizure of Airport The entry Into the city itself was effected after Eighth Army Forces had seized the greater part of the Forli airfield. South of Forli other Eighth Army troops crossed the Rabbi River and advance patrols reached the Mon-tone River. The Nazis hold the west bank of the waterway there in force. On the Fifth Army front negro troops continued to score gains In the west coast sector. They occupied Azzano, Terrlcinl and Lavigliani. Forli was heavily defended by the Nazis. They fought grimly to hold their valuable communications set up there even after the fall of the vital Forli airdrome. (Continued oa Page X) Veteran Clinton Lodge Members Receive Pins For Long Membership Eleven veteran members of the local Odd Fellow's Lodge received Jewels for thirty-five and forty-five vears of membership at an honor supper held at the hall Thursday night. Members receiving the Jewels were F. L. Swinehart and Ike Hupp fur 55 years membership. J. N. l.,.(Hr. Harry Moere. Roscoe Russell. Guy H. Rrlggs, T. L. Klbby. and Fred Marshall received jewels for the 4 5 year membership. Because of 111 balih. three other members were unable to attend; H. S. Plnson and D. H. Murray deserving the award for 55 years and W. T. Reed, for 45 years. Grand officers present were Mrs. Victoria Shirer. Rensselaer, president of the Rebekah assembly; Miss Francis Meyer, St. Bernice. District Deputy president: Pearl Mater, District Deputy president of Odd Fellows Lodge; and Mrs. Mary Mater, past president of the Rebekahs. Jack Reed. Noble Grand of the Amant Lodge was also present at the meeting. Fred Cragg of Brazil, past Grand Master of the Odd Fellows Lodge. waB the presentation speaker. Motor Corps Classes To Be Started Here Soon First aid dagoes for Ked Cross motor corps workers will be started in the near future, it was announced today by local Red Cross officials. Women interested in motor corps ork may enroll in the classes by Jc;Uliu Airs. V. X. Kelly, at 627. Congress to Face Important Issues In New Session WASHINGTON, D. C. Congress faced many Important issues today as it prepared to reconvene Tuesday following an eight-week election recess for a "lame duck" session which will end Jan. 3. Practically all of the so-called "must" legislation was completed before the house and senate recessed Sept. 20. but pressing problems still remain to be tackled before the final gavel falls on the 78th congress. One of the most controversial proposals, on which senate leaders had promised a vote, Is a joint resolution for a new constitutional amendment giving full rights to women. Both parties have endorsed it. but opposition has arisen In various Quarters. The "Pear Harbor question, a moot Issue in the presidential campaign, will rise again as the house and senate face the need for extending for a third time the statute or limitations permitting the courts-martial at some future date of Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and MaJ. Cen. Walter C. Short. American commanders at Hawaii at the outbreak of the war. The statute expires Dec. 7, third anniversary of the Japanese attack. Three postwar public workB bills are also high on the unfinished legislative calendars. The Hayden bill, already approved by the senate, would authorize tin-appropriation of approximately on and a half billion dollars for ruml construction, the federal grants M he met by the states. House majority leader McCormack has promised tha' a federal-aid bill will be "one of the first to be called up" for consideration when congress reconvenes The senate calendar contains two measures approved by the nous" which would authorize the appropriation of one billion dollars for flon.l control and 500 million dollars for rivers and harbors construction. There Is considerable pressure t:i have the measures taken up for consideration at this session. Congress must also vote on extending the President's wartime authority to Issue priorities and control transportation and government contracts and determine whether !' freeze for still another year the fecial security payroll tax at lis prevent level of one per cent on emplo" -era and employees. Otherwise, the UJ, Till automatically increase. Gov. Dewey to Assume Leadership LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomes any news of reJ in the armed services fo; PHONE 32 Of Newly-United Republican Party American Legionnaires To Mark Observance Of Arm istice Day Celebrating Armistice Day, members of the Clinton American Legion Post 14U, are giving a dinner for the Legion Auxiliary, Saturday night, November 11. Also In celebration of Armistice day a special Ceneral Assembly was held this morning by the students of I Clinton High School. The program ! consisted of songs and poetry of World War I. Clinton stores will remain closed all day Saturday. The Republican candidate philoso phically attributes his defeat to the war, these intimates said, and is comforted by two factors: 1. That his defeat was by the narrowest margin since 1916. 2. That the Republican party has emerged from tile battle uuited and progressive. Cars Collide Thursday Cars driven by Joe O. Marietta. Blanford. and Owen Miller, route two. collided on the corners of North Ninth and Pike streets. The accident occurred as Miller was pulling away from the curb. The autos were not damaged and neither man was lu- jured, city police reported today. Lyford Man Sentenced One hundred dollars in costs and i" uav m "- muiain nal city jjylice reported todu. ALBANY, N. V. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, obviously pleased by the huge popular vote given him in Tuesday's election, announced today that lie will leave Albany tomorrow, with his family, for a postelection rest at Sea Island. Ca. Caught up on accumulated state business, the Governor plans to be to Sea Island by Mrs. Dewey, their away from the capitol for at least two weeks. lie wiU be accompanied two sons. Thomas E. Jr., 12. and John Martin Dewey. S: Paul E. Lockwood. secretary to the Governor, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Hogan. friendB of the Deweys. Aides to Governor Dewey said he would avoid politics completely during his sojourn at Sea Island. When he returns to Albany. Iiowmct, he is expected to assume actively the role of titular leader of the Republican n:irtv He alreadv lias rec'-lvea scores i I ters of Major-Cvneral Hugh J. Kneer, commanding gi-neral of the Air Service Command, I'nited Stat'ts Strategic Air Forces in England. r.s.A. Mr. and Mrs. William Cray have received word that their son. Pfc. George O. Cray, has arrived safely somewhere In England. Tt.s.A. F tc Bernard MilUzis returned to Creat Lakes folloM-iiig a nin1 day leae home. has now been transferred to Norfolk. Va. U.S.A. Sgt. George O. Cannon. South Tenth street, serving as an aircraft Eheetmeal fpecialist with a 15th Army Air Force bomber group in Italy was recently awarded the Distinguished 1'nit Badge when his vetfr-an B-24 Liberator lombr outfit was cited "for outstanding performance of duty in armed conflict with the enemy." (Continued oa Page 3) of telephone calls from Republican j Karm was levied on Charles Whippo, leaders in all sections of the country Lyford. for a charge of public in-nni I. in, t raiA- naMv iMiliries in decency. Thursday. November , and out of Congress.

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