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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy with occasional rain today, tonight and Wednesday. Cooler tonight. Considerably cooler Wednesday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1944 Volume 32 Number 221. 7 A PTC Hoosier Posts Election Returns Pattern's Forces Pound Within 3 Miles of Saar Bastion; Attacks Prelude to Final t Blow Slolberg Landkreis Aathsn Clinton Man Writes Offeleven-Hoosie r Crew in New Guinea The Hoosler love of "get-togethers" holds true even In New Guinea, according to Corporal Charles Garaffa, Clinton resident now stationed In New Guinea, as ho counted noses of the 1 1 Hoosiers in his Cavalry Reconnaissance Group. Cpl. Garaffa and his ten fellow Indlnnan3 have 15 monthB overseas service to their record In Hawaii and In New Guinea. They all attended and were graduated from Ranger's Combat School and were assistant Instructors for a time at FDR to Guide Short Session Of Congress Rayburn to Confer With FDR on Session Program ; Controversial Tax Bill To Come Before Senate WASHINGTON, D. C. The 78th Congress reconvened at noon today with Democratic leaders announcing that the program of the "Lame Duck" session will be framed after Helm of K J Third Army Hitler No Longer Army; Fate Subject at r ( 8 ' W' "aVV I ONDON England. There is a growing conviction in London today that Adolf Hitlor itgeii. mod nr dead, but whatever his predicament he no longer appears In control either of the Gorman armies or Nazi political (iffairs. .. Yj.-i , , . . .,., Increasing reports from Inside Germany via neutral countries dnclaic Gestapo Chief Ueinrich HIBimler now is the De Facto head cf the Reich. HimmlrrOatli of Allegiance A Buuel report to tW London Evening standard says Himniler now k 'J 1 f ClOSE TO AN INTERSECTION at Stolberg, Germany, under a highway marker, Sgt. Arnold J. Wethington, Indianapolis, Ind., hangs a sign announcing the re-election of President Roosevelt. This is an official U. S. Army Signal Corps Radiophoto. (International Sonnrihnto la unit jungle i While at the center, they were non-ored by a visit from Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff of the U. S. Army. While In New Guinea, the Hoo-slerB have been In two major engagements against the Japanese, one an amhlbious landing operation, and according to Garaffa they "have an eye out for a chance to hit some more licks before It's all over." At present the men are In rest camp for advanced training. Through his letter to his wife, Mrs. Martha Wright Garaffa of Clinton route two, the Hoosier Eleven sent best wishes to all Hoosiers at home and abroad. One other Clinton area man is in the group, T6 Robert "Bob" Akers, amphibious tank (Buffalo) driver from Torre Haute, formerly of tContliiuert on page SI Production of US B-29 Superforts Cut in Walk-out Five New Jersey Plants Gripped by Supervisor Strike; WLB Has Case PATERSON, N. J. Striking su-parvi3ore-whee- walkout ha eur-luiinri nrnriiictlon of motors for Am erica's B-29 Superfortresses at five Wright Aeronautical uorponmun New Jersey plants, voted today to "stay out until the army takes over." Company Appeals to Washington Voting to ignore a War Labor Board order to return to work lm- Soviet Forces Drive From the East, Smash at Budapest of Mystery KiHod In Action H ac Ilillie Joe Lark, ltt, Ims-biiml of Rlin. Fiicila Lurk of route one West Tern- llaiile and nephew of ThoniHH Lnrk, 3-5 South Fourth Street, Clinton, yvus killed in action somewhere in the Mouth Pacific thculer of uperat ions, relatives were informed by Hie War lli-pnrt incut last week. Heninnil Lark had been in (lie Nnvy since llec. 11, 104:1 anil lllid been 111 action overseas since Sept. I, 11)11. American Land, Air Fire Turned On Palans Japs Sudden Jap Move Takes Harassing Position In Inlands; Under Air Blows PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Japanese troops who cuptured the tiny islet of Ngeregong In the southern Palaus today were in a position to harass 'American troops occupying Peleliu and Angusr Islands in the same chulii, but there was no indication that they offered any serious threat. . W'' ' "ft ' ' WW :"'''"''''" "' " '::': - mediately, the supervisors, who I munlties, Clinton is being consider-seek recognition for their union, e(j B a possible location for one if i ! n Closing in n n Metz Garrisons i 1 Yanks Seize Fjve of Metz Forts in Sweeping Blows; T ...1.... Gana liod'i tl II 1 11 If Of Massive Allied Assault Persistent belief that tho United States Third Army's assault against h irrnnt fortress city of Moti Is 1 merely a prelude to a great winter ' offensive Involving all the three million Allied soldiers arrayed against, tho borders or Germany received encouragement from a major quarter today. Elsenhower Order Soon In its first important editorial comment on the strategic aspects of the war In many weeks, the arch-conservative London Times gave voice to a conviction that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower soon will give the order for a general, all-out attack. ' I Speaking at a moment when Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton's Third; (Army forceB were closing In on Metz In a two-pronged drive after 'reducing five of the city's great string of forts, the Times said: I "It may be said with confidence that in this season, when the snow 'has already begun to fall on Lor-Iraine and the roads are being churn-, 'cd wi'.h soft mud, the attack on 'NvU would not have been carried out as an Isolated undertaking. Wide Offensive Action , "It must form the preliminary ' phase of an offensive of far greater ' scope. ! "It must be to the advantage of 'the Allies to maintain the heaviest ' possible pressure and launch the most powerful offensive within their power during the winter months.. (Continued on page II Pounding Allied Drive Move Up i Italy to Forli ROME, Italy. Scoring Import-ant gains. British Eighth Army troops pressed farther northward from the captured town of Fori I today, and seized the village of San Tome after bitter fighting marked a two-mile advance. The Tommies of the Eighth Army ONIiandi d their bridgehead across the Montotio River, sending columns of the stream at several , hills nn the northern (ierinnn Opposition Strong German opposition was strong, ac-'oonling lo an announcement from .,. .,!, ,rt,.r. of Gen. Sir Henry Maitlnnd Wilson, commander of Allied forces in the Mediterranean. Tierce resistance also marked operations along the Eighth Army' left flank where Polish troops kept mice by capturing the town of Bag-nolo and eliminated German defenses on tho Important hlghground of Monte Casolo. Peep I'alrolllllK Action Headquarters said aciion eise-' where in Italy consisted of deep patrolling activity both on the American Fifth Army front and In, the Eighth Army sector, and patrolt . probing deep into eneniy-held ter-j rltory nnd often making contaet I with the Nazi troops. I Affording close support of ground I advances, the Mediterranean Alr ' Force flew 1100 sorties, bombing nnH Kir.ifinir fiiemv troon concen trations, itrong points and gun positions in the battle area. Results of the missions were described officially as. "excellent". Slum Po Valley Area Oilier Allied aircraft slammed ei-' plosives Into the Po Valley area, con-, centrating on tactical targets, while coastal aircraft and planes of th. Balkans Air Force bombed Bhlpplng in the Adriatic Sea and communications targets in Yugoslavia, j The communique, in addition, re-Ivralrd that British coastal craft mink nun nf two enemv lighters en countered Sunday night off Alirania Island. Lions Club To Meet Lion's Club will hold a meeting and special supper with entertain- went at Antonlni's restaurant W .d-m. nesday, Nov. 15. at 7:30 p. I Wives aud friends are Invited. a conference with President Roose velt. Social Security Controversy Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg (R) Mich.. Injected a controversial issue Into the session by offering a bill to "freeze" old-age Social Security payroll taxes at present levels for one more year. The session opened with jubilant. Democrats congratulating e a c n other on smashing victories on the election. Republicans consoled each other and talked of the next election. In the House Speaker Rayburn outlined a four-point legislative program. Including: 1. Extension of the second War Powers Act, which expires Dec. 31. 2. Passage of a one and a half billion dollar road bill, a post war measure, with federal grants to be met by the states. 3. Crop Insurance for farmers. 4. Extension of the statute of limitations permitting future trials for Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and Major General Walter C. Short, commanders at Pearl Harbor at the outbreak of the war. Rayburn commented that "I don't think we'll have, any Investigations" of the Pearl Harbor disaster by the House, when informed that Sen. Homer Ferguson (R) Mich., Intended to press for a Senate probe. Sen. Harry S. Truman (D) Mo., vice president elect, slipped quietly Into the Senate but was Immediately surrounded by both Democrats and Republicans, who poured out congratulations. Urging that Congress take action to halt a scheduled increase of one and a half, billion dollars in Social Security payroll taxes on Jan. 1, Vandenberg urged a complete study of the Social Security Reserve Fund. Honslcr Sworn In Captain William E. Jenner (R) (Continued on Page 2) Jenner Sworn In Today as Junior Indiana Senator INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The official plurality of William E. Jenner (R) who. will be sworn In today in Washington, D. C, as junior senator from Indiana, was 81,883 votes over his Democratic opponent, Cornelius O'Brien, Lawrenceburg businessman. Rue J. Alexander, secretary of state announced the official short term senatorship tabulation, the first completed in the Indiana election. The 37-year-old senator, who will complete the unexpired term of the late Senator Frederick Van Nuys, received 857,250 votes, O'Brien, 775,417, and Carl W. Thompson,. Prohibition Party candidate, polled 12,349 votes. The new Hoosier senator was an army air forces captain until he was ( given a medical discharge because , of an eye Impairment suffered In , England. Senator Jenner will serve until Jan. 3 when Homer E. Cape-hart also a Republican, will serve for a full six-year term. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. From his headquarters In the Claypool Hotel, Harold Buckles, chief investigator of the United Slates senate campaign expenses committee, has issued a request for complaints. "All those feeling they were dis franchised, or Illegally deprived of their vote" are invited to tell the Investigator about it. Although Buckles came to Indianapolis to make an "exploratory" investigation of the campaign expenditures of Homer E. Capehart at the senator-elect's request, be said that since, his arrival he has received sufficient additional Information to shift the focus of bis investigation. B. Howard Caughran, United States District Attorney, also is receiving complaints from persons who allege disfranchisement. If the evidence warrants "It will be presented to the December Grand Jury" the district attorney said. He was to confer this afternoon with memberr of the Political Action Committee ol the CIO, who have made charges or election fraud. Conflicting instructions issued to precinct election boards by Republican Attorney General James A. Kromert and the Democratic-control led Hoard of Klection Commission - ltaUStfei 0 PJ9 2 1 has', taken the necessary bJMpb to iirlnt an oath of allegiance to him self as commander-in-chief -of; nil Reich defense forces. "There are indications that the Nationalist Socialist cgiine is engaged in a great inlernai sti'uggle such u'l would accompany' a transition from Hitler to llimmler," the Manchester Guardian said. Alive ill October One report from Stockholm said that Hitler still was known to be alive in the last weeks of October but then was causing his immediate entourage the greatest anxiety and suffering because they were panicky with fear that ho was going to he killed as a result of Allied air raids. He was said to spend most of his time ip armored train, seldom remaining in the same place more than two days and Insisting that the trahi be sheltered at night In the deepest convenient tunnel. Tho Reichs Fuehrer refused to listen to reports of military developments or world news. Cancel All Audiences According to another Stockholm report nil audiences which Hitler 'Continued on Page I) Chinese Evacuate Liucliow, Last US Air Base in East CHUNGKING, China. The Chinese high command today announced Chinese evacuation of Liucliow, where the United States army air force yesterday abandoned its last important air base in eastern China. MYITKVINA. Burma. Chinese' assault forces which outflanked the strategic Jap-held base of Bhamo, gateway to central Burma, pressed forward today against their objective from the east and struck to within two miles of the center of the town. Advanced elements already were nearlng the enemy-held airstrip. Other Chineso forces converged on Bhamo from a point eight miles southeast of the town and were within one mile of the main escape road of the Japanese. Due west of Bhamo the Chinese already were in control of Shwego. The Chinese advanced eight miles on a 20-mlle front south of the Ir- rawaddy river. wauu; iivci. (A communique Issued at Chung - ktne said Chinese forces have com pleted the encirclement of Bhamo, with tho vanguards only two miles from the city.) "The Japanese in Bhamo are in another tough spot," Lieut. Gen. Daniel Sultan, commander of the Burma-India theater commented. The Japs around Bhamo apparently have only a limited number of troops In the area which have been forced lo withdraw Into a smaller area, front reports Bald. this column. R. Hert, a former, Sgt. Herbert Clinton resident. serving as an aer- ial engineer with the 455th Bomb , .,.l,r. ized to wear the War Department Unit Citation Badge when his veteran B-24 Liberator bomber outfit of the 15th Army Air Force was cited for outstanding performance of duty In armed conflict with the enemy. U.S.A. Pfc. Lester F. Wilson, route three Clinton. Is now Identified as a mem ber of Mai. Gen. Frank D. Merrill's Maurauders who won the coveted pt-uciilontial Citation for their ex-l ploits behind Jap lines in northern Burma. Wilson, holder of the Combat Infantry Badge for exemplary conduct in combat, was flown into the battle fmm Uvtikvina. former Nip strong hold, At one instance during the bat-J , NEWS OF Tbe Clintonian or friend i i i u"'i'p ,",. nn ,.., tlie foot-the Places and i fig hi Ins on 'e Ioot troops across bank. innii their action as the company it- self appealed to Washington for help to reopen the plants. Company officials, whose five factories are engaged In turning out Wright Cyclone engines for the; giant Superforts that are used in ine ritcint. ni'i i.....-. . . i. uri d thnt "this strike is a ser- iho W1.R that "this strike Is ious blow to the American fighting Japan." - (Continued on page 6) boys Executive Officer Of WROWis Transferred To Texas War Plant NEWPORT, Ind. The transfer of 1st Lt. William T. Mills to the Cactus Ordnance Works, Dumas, Texas, has been announced by Capt. B. G. Miller, Commanding Officer at the Wabash River Ordnance Works, where Lt. Mills has been on duty since April, 194 2. Lt. Mills was among the first of the Ordnance officers to arrive for ol Iho in palled "North Plant" and since August, 1943 has served there as Executive Officer. A dinner party was held In his honor by War Dept. Ordnance personnel last Saturday night at Elks Kt. Harrison Country Club. Those attending Included: Capt. and Mrs. E. (ConllDueu on paga 6) on Germany MOSCOW. Russia. Russian for ces rolled westward to make new inroads in the Nazi Hungarian system today, advancing more than 12 miles in a thrust that overran the railway stronghold at Jaszapatl and placed the Red army in position to striko at the vital communications town of Jaszbereny, 35 miles due east of Budapest. Soviet news dispatches indicated that General Rodion Y. Malinovsky's troops are closing inexorably upon the Hungarian capital despite stiffening enemy resistance. Predict Fierce llattle Observers predicted the final phases of the battle for Budapest will be fierce and bloody, the Germans apparently having determined to make the city the scene of a Sialingrnd-like defense. na of c,olnok and Czegled. the towns ukra(iiin army caDtlired n pressing tne auacn at least 11 villages and other towns and brought the southern and eastern spearheads of Malinovsky's col-lunins to within 20 miles of each other. Capture of Jaszapati. some lContlnuo ug 10 Former Suspect In WAC Murder To BeKeleased INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Mrs. Wynona Kldd Luallen. once accused of the murder of Wac Cpl. Maoma L. Hidings by her former husband, William (Larry) Luallen, may be released on a burglary charge in criminal court within Hie next two or three days, it was indicated today by Judge William D. Bain. A habeas corpus petition to obtain the discharge of Mis. Luallen was heard yeElcrday by Judge Bain who complied with the request of Prosecutor Sherwood Blue to continue the case for two or three days. The con ti nun nee was granted to permit Deputy Sheriff Virgil Quinn to check the defendant's story that she was In Knn:ville, Tenn., at tl time she was alleged to have accompanied Luallen on a Bcriea of burgluries. I'nlesB new evidence is found to link her with her former husband's crlminnl career, Mrs. Luallen will be released from custody. Judge Bain said. Meanwhile. Luallen, confessed slayer of Cpl. Ridings, .has been hound over to the Marion County Grand Jury on tho murder charge. He also is serving a stale prison sentence on burglary conviction. Four Blanford Friends Meet in Dutch Indies Mrs. John l'esavento. Blanford. recently received word from her brother. Sgt. Jos'-ph Ozella, saying he has met three of his friends in the Dutch East Indies, where he is stationed. His friends. John Torasso, Louis Zeiia. and George Mazura. all of Blanford. are stationed on the same island just a few miles apart. In Ozella's letter to his sister, he stated that on Oct. 3D, the four men went to viiit John Ruffattola. of Klonly'ie. This v..a thiir first lime together. i ii 11 im Admiral Chester W. Nimitz mad quarters that a force of some 200 Japanese, armed with muchlne guns , 'and mortars launched a sudden counter attack to retake the island which lies between Peleliu and Jup-held iKoror and Babellhuap It lands. Marines Kvaciiated A small patrol of U. S. Marines which had previously occupied tli" island were taken olT in landing craft without casualties anil presumably moved back to peleliu. Admiral Nimitz disclosed that the Japs have held the island for alum' six days, moving in under cover of (Continued on page 6) . Admiral Chester W. Nimitz made disclosure at Pacific fleet head- Clinton Possible Site for New Coal Product Industry Gas Production Plants Sought; Investigators Look Over Clinton Area I AlOnS W1L11 SUIlie IUU umci Along with some 150 other com- iwa evncriinental plants to b built by the United States government Bureau of Mines for the pro- HiifHnn nf eannllne from COal. This was revealed at the regular meeting of the Clinton Commercial club ,a8t nlKht wne Paul Fletcher unu nauiuuu j,nn,u nnrt nn a viutt hv federal site inves tigators earlier in the ween. in Exchanire Telegram Sent Government attention was first focused upon Clinton by a telegram sent in the name of the Clinton Exchange Club by H. S. Call, who had read that several such plants were being considered and the communication announcing the visit of the investigators was addressed to Mr. Fletcher as president of the Exchange club. Although the Investigators who visited this city were merely on a fact-finding trip and gave no assurances, they did leave the Impression that they were well pleased with the site J'ist south of this city. They asked exhaustive questions aim took a large amount of data away with them and it was the impression of the Clinton business men that the site met most of the requirements. ISO t'oiiimilllitira NIlHlieil However, it would not be wise to place any great hopes in the project, Mr. Medloel; warned, since 100 (Continued on page 6) (111.91. Contributions from Plant in this district totalling $156.90; $12.00, I ..l. A Klnou-jo- 111 11 1'hflflwC j jubu n. maaaa. , i Hicks: $10 Ollt'iilo L. Ave; $9, Ray Runyan. Earl D. Whitworth. Steve Uhrin; $8.60, Arthur E. Hess; $7. George E. Guinn; $6.64. Lena D. wMtwnrth: is 32. Marv B. Massas; iCouiinuea on j, .. LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE welcomes any news of relatives in the armed services for New Reports Boost Clinton Township War Fund Near $5,000 Mark, Coal With only a short time left in District 150, Ayrshire Patoka Col-the drive, the Clinton township War lierles Corp.; $10, Clinton Township Fund campaign is near the J5000 Far Bureau; 5, Centenary Ladies mark, Mrs. Everett Helms, chairman Red Cross Lodge. Men's Bersagliere of the township drive, said today, i Lodge, John Gambianl, Fred Gregg. Three new reports, one from the j Mr. and Mrs. Bert Turchl, Centrn-Crompton Hill, Centenary district, , ary Ladies Game Club; $3, John a second from Mrs. Margaret Bates Dunkley; 2, Alice Bonato, Mrs. Ta-and a third from Mrs. Elizabeth 1 paro, Vlltoria Gambianl, Centenary cri lnnoH Hie total todav. In Mvsterv Pal Club. Gold Star Club; PHONE 32 tie for the city. Wilson served as n litter hearer for tne evacuation 01 wounnen irom uie irum w.. one trill he was liilllicd to the ground by enemy fire until the return fire of his own lines covered his withdrawal.- B"fore joining the army, August, 1910. Wilson was employed as a loader by the local Clfar View Truck Co. After his recruit training he shipped overseas to the Panama Defcuse Zone and spent Hie next hree years an a security guard for the Canal. Joining the Marauders i iqji lo hncuprvprl almost a vear in rjpj-iand. I'.rt.A Gerald S. Reed, a resident of Clinton whose wife and four-year old son reside on rural route three, ri, hAr.., ol.rxxon hv the 'n. w lo serve aboard a LS'M. the rarrier nf Attack that has (UontlQuc-d on page it addition several new contributions were reported by the chairman. Mrs. Helms and John Gilmour, irnnRtirer nf the drive, urged all wno nave nor yet coinriuuiru iu jri.o m An an aa Bonn as nnsslble who have not yet contributed to the ihrmirh ihem nr through the block captains in oraer mat ine iraiupaiKu may be ended soon. The Crompton Hill-Centenary dis trirt's report topped all other school $6, Lorene H. Lucas, R. Thomas, districts. Mrs. Helms said. The Ira Alfcire, Delbert H. Collier, Sam-campaign in that area, conducted by uel Smith. Mary P. Kaster, Ray C. the PTA. added $.109.91 to the drive. Kelcheimer. Ben S. Sharp. H. S. New contributions include: Hollingsworth. Myrtle E. Hlnhart; IJje Cronipum Hill Centenary

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