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THE DAILY CLINTON! AN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiea Mailed la Conformity With P. O. P. Order No. 19687 THE WEATHKB Partly cloudy today. Cloudy apd colder tonight and Thursday. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, IdU. i m 1 IIU . 32 Number 222. i Volume ?5)M A N 1 a Uly 1-lRST SNOW ON SIEfRIED LINE Nazis Admit Immir t Fall o Garrison City d Army Tightens SteefSing on Forts Germans Quit Last Budapest Guardian City Jaszbereny in Soviet Hands: Nazis; Full-Scale Red Attack on Budapest By Air, Land is Near LONDON, England. The evacuation of Jaszbcreny, 37 miles east of Budapest on the main rail line from Szoinok, was admitted today by the Nazi DNG agency. . 5SI:KS?lf t if vv? -; ' ': : '; :M f If II -"i Reich Ruled by Himmler-Cuided Triumvirate; Believe Hitler Insane LONDON, England. Trustworthy reports received in authorilalivt quarter In London Iroin inside Germany indicated today that Relclis Marshal Hermann Goerlng, once slated lo succeed the reportedly demented Adolf Hitler, also may be lapsing into Insanity. Germany. In Hitln'tf'pbsenie. is ruled by a triumvirate, Recording U reports reuiclilne ,Lun4op through informed persons in in ulral governments. The triumvirate includes Himmler, Oocbbcls and Foreign Minister .Joachim Von ItJbU! nlrop, accordinp ; yL-iJ It I r-- 4 X "'i , Yanks Topple N i New Forts In Metz Advance Forward Lines One Mile ! From Cily in History's First Frontal Assault; ; Meet Stiff Resistance ' LONDON, , F.ngland. - German propagandists hinted tonight that the "impregnable" fortress city 'of Metz soon may fall into the hands of the American Third Army. Capt. Ludwig Sertorlus, military commentator of the Transocean agency, sounded the keynote with an assertion that "we do not regard Metz as a sufficiently valuable position to wage a battle to the death for It." He wrote Metz off In advance as "merely an advance outpost." . MOSCOW, Russia. . Hurling the Germans westward of the Danube Soviet forces today won almost com plete control of the famed river from the Black Sea to Budapest, and, near the Hungarian capital, other Red army units closed off enemy communications iu new sledge hammer blows directed against the city. The Russian coinmuninue announced that General Rodlun Y. Mallnov-sky's second Ukrainian forces occupied the towns of Dunaegyhaza and Suit, 45 miles south of Budapest, liquidating an enemy force on the east bank of rthe Danube and seizing the Solt railway station. ItivK Holil Koliil Front Kli,iatfnn nf (he Nnzl - Hiinaar - ian bridgehead enabled Soviet troops to hold a solid front along the east bank of the river from Bel- trade to noints within sight of Bu- dapest and to control Hie stream as far south as the Black Sea. More than 30 towns and vlllag- AS GERMANY has ita first snowfall through this snow-cavered trench Official United States) Signal Corps Mac Arthur Trap Leyte; Carrier Force Rakes Manila es were taken by Malinovsky's men. '.enerai raiion s iroops moay are according to the communique, and, ready t0 lakl) tl,a cHr- Spearheads between Nov. 8 and Nov. 13, 7,700 "! the Third Army already are wlth-Gorman and Hungarian prisoners outskirts, were cantiirert 2.600 of them with- K remains for the Germans lo de- SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force, France- Capture of an unspecified "addltiop-al" number of forts guarding th key city of Metz was announced by Gun. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters today as forward elements of the U. S. Third Army advanced to within 1 miles southeast of the garrison town. Repel Counterattacks Stronger resistance now Is being encountered, a spokesman said ap4 the greatest number of counterattacks made by ihe Germans since the drive began have been fought off successfully. Batllefront dispatches Identified I Continued on page 61 Allied Troops Link Up in Iturnia, Push toward Kalemyo K ANDY, Ceylon. Linking up northwest of Kalemyo, key Japanese position guarding approaches to Chindwin valley, troops of the East African force and Ihe 5th Indian division today continued their drives west of the Chindwin river. East Asia command headquarters disclosed that the East African troops are attacking down the iKale and Kabaw valleys, six miles north of Kalemyo. The main body of the 5th Indian division hammered enemy defenses eight miles west of the town alter clearing resistance based In the stockades along the road from Tidilini. The African-Indian Junction en- Congress Plans Action on Road, Waterway Bills Senate, House Leaders Map Plans with FDR As Congress Opens Session; Fight Over River Bill WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt held a two hour conference today with senate and house leaders, going over the legislative program facing the congress In its "lame duck" session between now and the Christmas holidays. House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D) Tex., afterward said that Mr. Roosevelt ruade jjo specific recommendations of his own for new legislation. End ly Dec. 15 Kayburn said congress hopes to complete the short session, which opened yesterday, by Dec. 10 or 15 so that it can recess over the Christmas holidays. With Rayburn In the conference with the President were Vice president Henry A. Wallace and Senator Aiken Barkley, senate majority leader. House Majority Leader John W. McCormack (D) Mass., Is not expected in Washington until next Monday. J-'our IHlbt Pending Rayburn said their conference covered three or four pending pieces of legislation, Including the post war roads bill, crop Insurance, the rivers and harbors and flood control bill and several deficiency bills. Apparently Mr. Roosevelt gave the legislative leaders the green light on pending legislation, making no requests for action or measures .of his own. PeuiorraU Outline program In the senate, the legislative program for the session will be outlined at a meeting of the Democratic steering committee which will take place following the conference with Mr. Roosevelt. The committeemen will have, the benefit of the president's views when It meets. Both the house and senate met (Continued on Page 2) Indiana Election Fraud Charges Mounting Daily INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The volume of complaints alleging fraud in the Nov. 7 elections "has exceeded all expectations" of the United States senate Green committee and of its chief investigator, Harold Buckles, the investigator admitted after he had to request aid of an assistant from Washington. Buckles, who came to Indianapolis to make a preliminary investigation of disenfranchisement and excessive spending charges, said that he may ask for a special bipartisan subcommittee to come to Indiana and conduct a probe. His "exploratory" investigation Is in, addition to another being conducted through the offices of United States district attorneys in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. District Attorney Alex Campbell, of Fort Wayne, said bis office had received complaints charging efforts to away the vote illegally and that If sufficient evidence was uncovered it would be presented to a United StateB grand Jury in January. District Attorney B. Howard Caughran, of Indianapolis, said he was receiving complaints of disenfranchisement. Following an interview with Caughran, late yesterday. James McEwan, of South Bend, state CIO president, said that the district attorney told a PAC committee it would be impossible to assemble evidence and prepare It for presentation to a federal grand Jury in December. The next grand jury session is not expected until March. School Seeks Transportation For Band to Sullivan Game Efforts will be made to take the Clinton High School Band to Sullivan Thanksgiving Day for the Clinton-Sullivan football game. E. C. Boyd, superintendent of schools, said today II transportation arrangements can be made. He asked local residents who are planning to attend the game and will have room to take one or more of the band members to get in touch with his office, phone 692. High School to Start Junior Bed Cross Drive Clinton High Schools Jr. Red Cross drive will start tomorrow. Nov 16. Collections will be taken up in the session rooms and assemblies at noon. Mrs. Helen Johnson. IligH School principal, said if each student would bring Just one or two pennies, their loe'J nioid would b libia,iji,t(, . 1- i , -- U. S. Artillery Is Poised for Final Barrage on Metz Two-Mile Wide King Of Heavy Guns Poised; Wait Nazi Surrender, Fight ' WITH V. S. THIRD ARMY IN FANTRY FORCES, OUTSIDE METZ. France. Events within the next 2 hours probably wll) determine w s11 w"lz wl" how fall into the hands of Lieut. Gen. George S. Palton's Third Army. H"ly Take (ity cllie- however, whether they will J,le'' Metz intact or transform Its architectural beauties Into the sham- hies of another Aachen, film on Two-Mile Front I All around this correspondent, ' General Ration's field guns are poised on a two-mile wide attack front a few thousand yards south of the city. They are awaiting the Ger man answer. Muzzles of the heavy field artil- ery, including the vaunted "Long Toms," point like accusing fingers, an(j a single command will start the,n blasting and pounding the city jnt0 rubble. Three reel Deep In Wild jhe Yank artillerymen shoved and lugged the big howitzers through t)e deep, slushy mud and into the p)aCes where they are poised to op- en fire. Some of the guns are mount- e(i (dree feet deep in the mud. jt wa8 l)ugh work for the Dough- poy artillerymen, but they almost Beemed to like the Idea of setting u,ejr guns in position, conditions of j terrain notwithstanding. They are proud of their big banleg. judging only from the number or batteries that this correspondent has seen awaiting the order lo fire, it appears (he Third Army is prepared to reduce Metz to something resembling an untidy brick yard before another sunrise unless the Nazi' withdraw. Up to tills writing, not a single shell lias been fired Into the city. Only the enemy can provoke the (Continued on page 01 It Pays to Advertise BEDFORD, Ind. After a Bed-, ford woman placed an advertise-1 ment In a local newspaper for a husband and got one- Bert I'hlppa inserted a classified suggesting that anyone with any money lo give o-way send it to him. Today Phlpps' ad had uihleved results. Some Navy Keaheas In the Pacific ent him $1 05. of Fatal Attack Told Hy Airman ' aesthetically beauiilul hut also a beauiilul operational target, and my thoughts when I lirst glimpsed her were operational, frew Well Jtc hearsed 1 was the first of my crew to spot her. They wero not novices. We all were well rehearsed for our task, for we had been flying together for over three months. '"Target ahead." was the word sent through the Intercom and I could feel the crew keyed up for the job ahead. Hy squinting their eyes the re:d of our formation could he seen arranging themselves into actual bombing formations. The squadron has to be aligned so that before the leader's bombs reach the target bombs of every other ship must be released. Otherwise the smoke from explosions might obscure the bomb aimers' views. I satisfied myself just before we iCuuilBUBd uu fags Ij, , i j to the diplomatic writer of the Lou don Daily Sketch. From Switzerland came etill another report that Hitler had undergone a throat operation, and the flTsnt newspaper, Ar-beiter Ze'liui,'-', fx-:1 the Fuehrer r eiiperatin;? ie Jle rsalzburjj:. The belief IN-i Coeriug, chief of the German Air Forces who had promised the Gtrman people that the Reich never 'would be molested by Allied aerial bomb.'; but since liar seen his own armaments factories laid in ruins, is losing his mind U' based on reports concerning his recent eccentricities. (Continued on Page 3) German Resistance Stiffens in Face Of British Drive 8th Array Pushes Nazis Baek of Forli in Advance; Poles Score New Gains ROME, Italy, t German resist ance stiffened today in the face of intensified British Eighth Arm; altocl!1( (nat pressed the enemy fur Iher back in the vicinity of rorll. Continue Northwest Drive Lulls of the Eighth Army con tlnued their advance northwest be yond Forli and scored new advance west of the town, according to lh Allied High Command in the Med ilerraneau which alto revealed thai an all-Indian Division attached lo the American Fifth Army liigh-lighf-ed other action on the Italian front General Sir Henry Mailland Wil son, supreme commander of the A f0rCes, said the Eighth Army f advances could he described a- l)l progress" In the Forli area Kll o,,sj stubborn Norlh west of the town, British (Continued on page 31 ma w t T ? 11111111011 'IjOHIJiy si i i ' lMt!! Jl f, ijilllt'll r OI Induction, Exams l.-if(n Vc'inilHnll Cnlllltv will report for pro-induction exam- tual iutii at Camp AHerbury lomor-1 row while 18 county residents will it to I he reception center for si,,))n(11 , nllniury dlUy on No 20. Of he group reporting for pre Induction exams all are from Clin - ton; and one each from Newport, Perrysville, I'niversal and Georg - town, III. Seven of the men who will be as- siuned to duly on Monday are froi.i Clinton, three from Cayuga, two from St Bei-nice, two from Hilli- dab-, and one each from Newport. I'niversal. Perrysville, and Georgetown. III. The pie-Induction group include Clinton -Frederick Gene Chaney. Harold D. lluysinger, Thomas Ed ward il-ill, Donald Arthur Rctncrln. Leon William Lear. Robert Lee Berry, Arthur A. Lindsay. James Woodford, Richard Duabe Wright, Josep'i Hilly, r. Jr. and Marion I rniiL H n West. Newport William Kenneth Underwood. Perrysville Benjamin Olio Sweitzer. Universal Milan Pillpovlch. Georgetown. III. Earl Junior Naylor. Those to be assigned to duly Include: Clinton Robert Lilley, John Enptlst Natalie. Hugh M. Bennett, Donald II. W ir, Ernest Charles Schv.-nb. Milo Moore and Anthony Framis Peperak. Cayuca Howard Frederick V.'ieiiKe. James Arthur. Webb and Harold Eugene Warnick. !:t. Ilernice Robert Riley Vestal and John Iienry Glass. Hillsdale Harold Elson Conner and Donald Keene Hendrix. Newport Bernard Dean Davis. Universal Tony Lee Kodrich. Perrysville Wayne Davis Wait- Georgetown. III. Naylor. Noble Lee : I I i ! t i of the; winter, a lone Yank walks in a sretor of the Siegfried Line. photograph. (International) Threatens Japs On 14 Jap Ships, 28 Planes Blasted in Carrier Plane 'Attack on Manila Area PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii. Japanese shipping, ground installations and air strength in the Manila area reeled today from another heavy 'alow struck by swarms of U. S. parrier planes In continued naval support of Gen. Douglas MacArlh- iir s Philippine liberation drive. I The latest strike against the en-: emy in and around the Manila Bay j region, according io a Pacific fleet headquarters communique, was car- rled out Sunday with the attacking American aircraft bagging at least 14 Japanese ships, j . A light enemy cruiser was heavi- ly damaged, two destroyers were blown up and an estimated eleven ' cargo vessels and oilers were sunk or left blazing furiously by Hellcat lighters, Avenger torpedo planes and Hell-Diver bombers from carrier task groups of the Pacific fleet, as Jap Planes Downed In addition, 28 Jap Interceptors were Bhot down and an estimated 130 to 140 single and twin-engine enemy planes caught on the Legas-pi. Manila and Clark airstrips were riddled with machine gun fire. (Contlnuen on page it Upton Close Is Harmlfroni Air Hy Hatlio Network FORT MADISON, la. The radio sponsors of Upton Close agreed today to withdraw his news commentaries from the air at the request of the National Broadcasting Co. , Official spokesmen for the Sheaf-fer Pen Co., at Fort Madison said NBC gave no reasons for the request, but it would be heeded nonetheless. In Memphis, I lose charged that radical and communist elements, possibly exerting pressure "through some government agency," were responsible for his impending suspension. Sheaffer spokesmen said Close would make his last broadcast on the company's Sunday afternoon program on Dec. 10. The program, with the same organizational setup except for Close, will continue uninterrupted on the following Sunday with another commentator, it was said. "We will make no Issue of the case since all of Close's contractual relations were with NBC and not with us," spokesmen lor the pen company said. The Identity or the new commentator was withheld pending final arrangements. MEMPHIS. Tenn. Faced with suspension of his radio news commentaries. I'plon Close declared today that radical and communist elements may have exerted pressure against him through "some government agency." "There are groups who consider me Inimical to what they want to do to America." Close said. "Those groups might be exercising pressure through some government agency. "Obviously, terrific pressure has been exacted on the National Broadcasting Company." The news commentator pointed out that his Sunday aTternoon broadcasts, which lie has been making for (Coullnucd oa pno ti tie only two racaiw. routes left to the Japanese and vir (ually sealed tne aooin oi iYaic...,u. jf became evident that Ihe enemy withdraw hastily or ne cur on Last JaD Toehold On Lcyte Hammered In US Hard-Driving Advance GEN. MACARTHURS HEAD- nil . nTlDU Ul.tlinninoH tifiner- 'al Douglas MacArthur's new drive jlo smash the last Japanese strong-bold on embattled Leyte Island was in full sway today, with the 24th 1 Infantry pressing home an envelop ing movement inrougn h,vju.-ains of the Ormoc sector. The tough, slugging Doughboys made their move to break up a bloody statemate, brought on by driving rains by maneuvering through the mountains southwest of Pinampoan and hammering against the Vamashita line below Union. Terrific Artillery Bombardment The newest push was preceded by a terrific artillery bombardment, which not only knocked out numerous Jap gun emplacements but also caused heavy casualties. As the Yankees fought their way into and past Union, they found Grim evidence of the effectiveness of the artillery bombardment. , One region near Limon was inher ed with at least 600 Jap dead. As the Infantry pushed am-ao roiiorinir small but Important gains, the artillery kept up its mur derous fire, pouring nunareas oi ice ,nii,i,.r shells Into Ormoc it self, last remaining stronghold of the Japs on Leyte Island. Close In on Online lloart Meanwhile, First Division Cavalrymen continued to close in on the Ormoc road from Hill 1525 and Mount Catabaran, to the northwest of Ormoc. They also were supported by artillery fire which sent shell after shell Into the hastily prepared defense positions erected by the Japs. As the ground troops pushed .In from the north, south and east In the triple pronged drive to entrap the Japs In the Ormoc pocket, aerial observers reported the vital Ormoc road remained useless to the enemy. (Continued on page 6) Open House Celebration Honors Golden Wedding Day for Charles Snow Two hundred guests were present at the Charles Snow home at J 1 38 South Fifth Street yesterday when the Snows, prominent Clinton couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Guests from Peoria. 111.. Arma. Kans., Brazil, Carbon and Terre Haute called at the borne during the open house from 2 to 10 p. ni. for the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Snow were married Nov. 14, 1894 north of Brazil, Ind. ri. morifl Hifir linme in Clitl- ! ton for the past 35 years. they nae lour aaugnieis. alio. James Linsey, Mrs. Earl Smith, Mrs. Vern Bennett and Mrs. Ellis Ulatk-eter and one son, Roy Snow, of Clinton. Two huge wedding cakes and a large cut glass punch bowl centered the dining room table which was banked by flowers sent from the guests and from Clinton business houses. Acting as hostesses for the day were: Mr. and Mrs. Snow's four daughters and their daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Mrs. Roy Snow and Mrs. Jack JJiittou. in the last three days. IHnlatiest ItesiKtani-e IVunil.ling Front line renorts staled that en- i!onitn(t' "n ph ft .-jn, Roosevelt Plans 4th Inauguration Held On White House Porch WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt's decision to hold his fourth term Inauguration on the south portico of the While House brought mixed reactions today. Officials generally approved both on the ground that a war-time Inau- guratlan should be simple and for sccjrily reasons. Citizens Disappointed wasn.ngton citizens, usea io iook- Ing forward to an Inauguration as a big show, were disappointed. But hotel men, who usually reap' a har- vest at Inauguration, breathed a sigh of relief because they already hear a constant clamor for rooms, war-ume u seems very a, - proprlate that the inauguration ce- remony b. as simple as pos-ible," said Sen. Hatch ID) N. M. "It look3 like the breaking of another tradition," observed Sen. Wherry (R) Neb. "Apparently only a small select group can witness it. The inauguration of the nation's president should be a public event for attendance by representatives of all groups of the nation." Short Inaugural Address Tiie inauguration plan, as announced, calls for Mr. Roosevelt to make a short Inaugural address from the south portico, which overlooks a spacious lawn and the Washington monument, after taking the oath at the hands of Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone. Guests will Include congress, the cabinet, the supreme court, Ihe diplomatic corps and ether distinguished guests, perhaps 2.000 In all. It fCnnllnued on Page 2) Graphic ic Description On Nazis' "Tirpitz" (Editor's Note: A description of the assault which resulted in the sinking Nov. 12 of the battleship Tlrpjtz, pride of the German navy, Is given in the following article written especially for lniiernational News Service by Wing Commander James Bryan Tail, 28-year-old leader of the First Squadron of the R. A. F. bomber command which blasted the enemy vessel. Tail has been a regular air officer for 10 years. He was commissioned upon graduation from the It. A. F. College at Cran-well and hods the D. S. O. and D. F. C.) Ky Wing: I 'oiiuuander JAMES IIKV.VV TAIT LONDON, England. I first sighted the Tirpitz lying squat on the phosphorescent waters of Trom-soe fjord. Her blackness stood out on the glistening waters. I found the snow - capped hills tinged by the pink of the rising sun. Il as a beauiilul tight, no only j I by, the Allied rorces. Chinese troops, operating In nor-' thirn Burma, scored Blight advanc es northeast of Bhamo, accoraina; to the announcement by Dora loui Mountbatten. To the east, the Chl- nesc forreB occupied a village lour miles from Bhamo, and consouoateo n,eir positions southeast of OWn. the Mrs. Dolly Wells, Former Kesident, Dies in Illinois Mrs. Dolly Wells, 72, died at her home in Cbauncey, 111. yesterday t 6 p. m. following a period of three niemhs illiu ss. Mrs. Wells Is the widow of Rv. John M. Wells who died Aug. 8, 111 13. Rev. and Mrs. Wells were former Clinton residents and spent iiiiuli time here until a few years at;ii vi en they moved to Cbauncey. I Kin is survived by one son. Frank, 'of Chaiincey; four daughters. Mr. hen Funcaiinoii. Clinton route three: I Mrs. Charles Shannon, route three; Mrs. Hush Van Lieu, Lyford; and Mrs. Nell Headman of Centralia, III, Funeral s rvcies will be held at Chauncey at 2 p. m. Friday afier which Ihe body will be brought to Mrs. Van I.ieu's home in Lyford fr-r other services Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial will be In the Riverside ?f metery. Collision Tuesday Afternoon Cars driven by Edward Brazukas. 7511 Mulberry Street, and Cecil Bradfield of Parke county, collided yesterday afternoon when Bradfkid pulled away from the curb on Notlh Ninth Street. The fender of Bru-kas' car was hit but only slight damage was done, police reports slated.

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