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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei THE WEATHER Cloudy and colder today and tonight. Frtilny mostly cloudy and continued cold. Mailed In' Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1944. Volume 32 Number 223. rn r UM bJ irio YANKS HUG BEACH UNDER JAP FIRE Two U.S. Armies Unleash New Offensives on Reich; Patton's Troops Within 1 Mile of Metz Swedish Government C tiers All German Agents Out of Country NEW YORK, N. V. The government of Sweden today ordered German agents to leave the country immediately, the British radio said today. In a broadcast recorded by NBC the Brllish radio said a German baron who was chief of the German Tourist nureau and suspected to have a hand In Gestapo matters was asked to leave. A Finnish Journalist who recently arrived In Sweden and reportedly worked for the German government also was told to depart, it was said. First, Ninth Y ) r ' Swift Landing Seizes Dutch Isles for Allies M' Arthur Leads US Troops To Mapla Landings, New Link in Island Chain; Final Leyte Fight Near GEN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines. Gen. Douglas MacArthur today revealed that American forces have landed in the Mapia Islands, 145 miles northwest of Biak Island, off the northern coast of Dutch New Guinea. In a- supplement to his regulaT communique.' MacArthur disclosed the new landing which forges another link in the chain of American-held Islands, cutting off an estimated SO, 000 Japanese trapped on New Guinea. Meet "Slight Resistance" . The landing encountered only "slight resistance" according to the communique which said that naval bombardments and heavy bombing attacks causing large fires in enemy supply dumps and defense positions preceded the invasion. No estimate of the size of the landing force involved in the Mapia operation was given in the communique. The Mapias were formerly known as the St. David Islands. Wide Air Sweeps Revealed The supplementary communique also revealed wide air sweeps by Allied nlanes against enemy bases Yanks Tighten Grip Around Doomed Metz, Within Mile of City WITH THE IT. 8. THIRD ARMY OUTSIDE M15TZ. France Yank assault for"3 tightened their grip steadily today around the doomed Ndzi-held bastion city of Metz. bringing the northern prong of tiie closing pincers columns down to within a mile and one-half of the city on the north wlille holding firmly to positions already seized a mile and three-quarters south of Metz. In a henry lune. the infantry of the 9.rith Division swept three miles forvard into the town of YVoippy, a mile and a half uiir- north of Metz. The Yiink3 also entered the Woip-py woods and bypassed St. ltemilly. three and one half miles north of YANK INVADERS hug the sands of Leyte's beaches after rushing ashore from landing barges at the height of the beachhead battle. Jap snipers and machine gunners poured it on as they hit the shore. This Is an official United States Coast Guard photo. (International) Mac Arthur Trap Threatens Japs On Leyte; Carrier Force Rakes Manila and shipping In the Philippines and Reverse Karly Trend southwest Pacific areas. Rejection of the proposal revers- In the Visayas Islands, in the cen- es the early trend of opinion. With-tral Philippines, heavy Allied bomb- in a few days after the Argentine Fresh Soviet Drive Blasts At Budapest ; Strong New Offensive Is Launched on Nazi East Front as Allies Strike In West; Reds at Budapest LONDON. England. Red Army assault forces now are attacking ,the ! German lines east of Budapest In an 'all-out drive of the utmost power. I the German Transocean Agency re ported today. NEW YORK, N. Y. A bitter. bloody battle for the Hungarian cap ital of Budapest was foreseen today in German assertions that the city "under no circumstances would be declared an open city". MOSCOW, Russia. Soviet shock troops were reported in a front dis patch today to be pouring through j a new break made in the German ; lines 10 miles from Budapest and heading toward the eastern outskirts of the imperilled Hungarian capital. lperil Nazi Communications An armored spearhead of the Red army was said at the same time to be thrusting forward in an effort to sever the laBt main communication line out of Budapest to the northeast. Further ground to the west in the direction of Budapest was gained after the Nazis were routed from the heavily fortified town of Jasz- bereny. The new advances were scored I mid indications that seizure of Budapest by the Soviets will involve ' 'CnnrinoAtl on Page XI Clinton Seniors Plan 2 Showings Of Class Play Nearly two hours of entertainment will be presented by the Clinton High School Senior class Friday, Nov. 17. at 1:10 and 8 p. m. at the High School gymnasium, when they present a three act comedy entitled "Act Your Age," by William Davidson. "Act Your Age" is directed by Mrs. Margaret McWethy. dramatics teacher. Helen Louise Hope is student director and Miss Taiini Lahti and Robert Burton, class sponsors. I WASHINGTON, D. C. Democratic congressional leaders indicated today that President Roosevelt will withhold a new domestic legislative program until he enters upon li is fourth term in January with boosted strength in congress. As a program was chartered for the present "lame duck" session, which expires Jan. S, the legislative proposals were limited chiefly to partially completed or non-controversial legislation. Iloom "omiewialion Bill The combined decision of the White House and legislative leaders Annies Crack Down on Nazis New tJ. S. Forces Spring ' f Into Action; Terrific Air Attack Precedes Hodges' ' 1 Drive; Meti Nearing Fall SUPREME HEADQUARTERS. Allied Expeditionary Force Two crack American armies, one leaping into action for the first announced time in this war, sprang at 1 Germany's defenses in sur- Drjge offensives today as the r " . , entire 250-mile western front roared into furious combat, (Simultaneously, the German I Airencv DNB nervously broadcast a warning that a gigantic new boviei offensive from the east may be expected momentarily.) The V. S. Ninth Army, Commanded by Lieut -Gen. William Simpson struck heavily at the Germans under cover of a mighty aerial bombardment: the first time In this war that this group has been reported in' direct contact with the enemy. (A BIX broadcast heard by the FC! said the Ninth A:my drive was one nod in the Netherlands ."four hons ago".! . , FuH-Srale Aachen Drive Simultaneously, Lieut. Gen. Courtney H. Hodges's veteran U. S. First (Continued on Page It US Bombers Hit Ilong Kong Area; Seize Burma Fort NEW YORK, N. Y. The British radio reported today that American bombera scored several direct hits last night on enemy objectives Kowloon, north of Hongkong. CBS heard the broadcast. FCC monitors heard a Chungking broadcast reporting that other bombers sank a Japanese cargo ship off the China coast 100 miles south of St. John Island and damaged a second. Fighter planes were credited with sinking a steamer on the Lung river northwest of Lichow, strafing a cavalry column and wreaking damage among enmy communications. KANDY, Celyon. Kalempo, serving as' a Japanese communications center and a fortress guarding approaches to the Chindwiu river, has been captured by East African troops, the East Asia high command disclosed today. 1 Capture of the town followed a drive from the north by the African units and from the west by troops nf i ho fifth Inrllun Ht vision Thft junction linking these forces has been strengthened, according to the official communique, describing tbo drive along the Chindwin river, one of the main routeB leading south to Mandalay. In Burma, Chinese troops gained three miles, advancing toward the north Burmese town of Bhamo, JaT pan's last remaining s'rongpoint on the Burma road connecting China, and India. NEW YORK. N. Y. The capture of the walled city of Ishan (Chengyuan) on tiie Kwangsi-Kwel- rliow niilroad in China was claimed today by the Tokyo radio in a' broadcast heard by the FCC. Sister-in-Law of Clinton Woman Dies in Terre Haute Mrs. Ida Chunn. sister-in-law of Mrs. Levi Taylor of South Main Street, died at her home at 2:30 Wednesday morning, at 2239 Liberty Ave.. Terre Haute. Ind., after a few months illness. Mrs. Chunn was born near Cov-ville, Ind., and vras a widow of Charles Chunn, who died a few yen1 j ago. She 1r eurvived by tix daughter: Mrs. Hazel Runyan, Mrs. Gladys Oops, and Mits Mardell Chunn f j errtr iiauit', ium. ri f it ii iumi i , u?.ry; ana wrs. Auarey narnion am h r. xwris :i?tir oi rwum xtnu. One daughter. Daphne, preceded her in death several years airo. Funeral services will he held at i i'mf rnuuj tnn nuuu ai j. . jra. wiiu uuriai in tiiguiana cemetery. All Pan-American Nations to Reject Argentine Meeting Opposition to Meeting On Argentine Case Led By United States, Mexico WASHINGTON, D. C. Latin-American diplomats flatly predicted today that the Argentine proposal for a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss the case against Argentina will be rejected. This will be the result, it was stated, of the exchange of views now nearing completion among the 20 American governments, following the surprise move by Argentina on Oct. 27, requesting such a meeting. request was made, the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela joined in a statement supporting the proposal. - 1 But now, according to Washing- ton diplomats, these countries have modified theh- position In view of the known Teluctance of the United States to favor the so-called "fascist" government of Argentina by accepting the proposal. Mexican Influence Heavy Most influential in reversing the opinion, diplomats said, was the attitude of the Mexican government which has been formally expressed in a note to the State Department. The Mexican government has stated flatly that It opposed a consultative meeting on the question of Argentina, adding that the conduct of the Farrell regime Is such that it does not deserve to come into the inter-American family of nations for a hearing on its case. Parallels U. 8. View It is understood that the Mexican view is parallel to the United States' view, and may be used by the State Department as a typical expression of opposition to the Argentine proposal. At the same time, it was disclos- e(l tnat tne Mexican note favors a meeting of foreign ministers to dis- cuss other questions, such as post war economic problems in he west tern hemisphere. That meeting, however, is proposed to be held 'sometime in February, which would be after the full-dress meeting oi the United Nations to discuss the Dumbarton Oaks plan. Kmbaraiwing to Washington For days following the Argentine (Continued on Page 21 New Funds Boost War Fund Drive In Lrocal County Three county town totals were added to the Vermillion County War Fund total today with reports from St. Bernice, Hillsdale and Helt Township. The lists Include: Heroir- tio. St. Bernice Chapter Milwaukee Women's Club; St. Bernice Conservation Club: Cecil Mackey. f9. C. R. Malone, Ralph McGuire. John Pritchard. Keith synder. 8.40, St. Bernice Grade School. (. Mary J. Morris. Alva H. Mayes. Franklin Ennls, Helen Douglas, and Mildred Gibbons. 15. Helen Kutch, Merle Mayes, i Alice MeCanley. St. Bernice P. T. A., Dr. S. T. Green. C. E. Sims. Har-trv Honkins. W. S. C. S. of Sugar Groce Church, and Carl Walker. $4.80. Mary Ditto. 3, Ruby Malone. E. S. Baher. and Katherine Parker. Hillwialr $10, Wayne D. Bianton, and Theodore Blahe. $9, Fred Brown, Frank Pearman. Cecil Harmon, Edna E. Meyers. Mel-vln Southard, David S. Short and H. Kunbblett. $8.55. Fred Russell. $8. Claude Graham. $7.92. Robert Dunkin and E. H. Turbyville. $7.5. Lorene Hutson. $7.2, George R. B nnett. I I appnrentlv doomed proposals to re- vivo ii.o Murrav-Kileor bill, which provides liberal federal aid for unemployment compensation for discharged war workers. "I don't think there is likelihood of any fundamental controversy between now and Christmas." said Democratic Senate Leader Barkley. A possible administration proposal for an Important change In old-age social security payroll taxes appeared possible. May Knd Payroll Controversy While the social security board has rejected the proposal of Sen. Vanderberg (Rl Mich., for cancellation of a scheduled one per cent increase on Jan. 1, it plans to sub- tnit proposals designed to end the payroll tax coiiuuiwij. "Conversations are being held with the board about working out a different rate," said Barkley. ii(liiiil Increaie. Fixed Tiie board, it was reported, may urge that the increase be cut to one-half per cent on payrolls, and fix a gradual scale for increased taxes later on. The senate called up for consideration today a billion dollar flood control bill. The measure may involve sharp controversy over proposals to attach the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence seaway as a "rider" either to It or the rivers and harbors bill. The house is scheduled to enact a crop Insurance bill. Since both Democratic and Repubhca nparties endorsed crop insurance in their platforms, leaders believe the legislation can he passed without serious controversy. Metz Due west the Germans struck back hard and retook Fort Hubert, four miles from the city. Yanks Low Peitre The Fifth Infantry Division was squeezed hard by the enemy defend- ers on the entire front south of Metz t CrinlunH-rt i lae 3 I ce-rorii Supply Highway Is In Allied Hands Speed Supply Routes With New Eighth Army Gains; Commandos on Melos ROME, Italy. The vital Flor-ence-Forli road Is entirely in Allied hands. Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson revealed today, j-eporting new British Eighth Army advances north and west of Forli in a drive designed to straighten the Italian front line between Fori! and Livergnano. Commandos Land on Melos While Allied naval headquarters in the Mediterranean disclosed that a small Commando landing assault was carried out against the island of Melos, In the Aegean Sea off thr shores of Greece, the communique on ground operations announced the painn near Fori!, including establishment of a wide front along the Mon-tone river. Forward flemonts of the British Eighth 4rmy, north of Forli. expanded their positions along the Montone. The communique said the river was reached, "on a wide front." Kirfith Army trains West of the captured town, other 'Eighth Army units chalked up fur- Florence-Forli road munique Said: "Is which the coin-now entirely in our hand. Opening of the highway will speed communications between Allied rear areas and the eastern sector of tin-Italian front, enabling the Eighth Army to haul in supplies to the newly acquired base at Forli as battle sectors continue to advance nort hward. (Continued on Page 3) S t ri ke-Pa ral yzed War Plants Kack In B-29 Production PATER SON, N. J. Five Wright plants, paralyzed three days by a strike of supervisory employes, resumed production of motors for B-29 Superfortresses today. The walkout ended when 1800 supervisors, whose strike had niad'j 45,000 other workers idle, voted during the night to return to work after strike leaders, just returned from Washington, relayed a WLB pledge to speed action on all grievances. The back-to-work vote came after WLB chairman William H. Davis warned the strike leaders in Washington yesterday that the government would exercise every power at us commano 10 restore proucnuu "i Although many of the foremen. who are seeking recognition for tneir inaepenaeni union ana mner Deneius, huh wuuieu iu cuunuur j the strike, a vote taken after a i stormy three-hour session showed a j majority in favor of bowing to thej (.uiuiiu mat m- an i- cu- jed, i . are business managers. tner Pains I"'!lr Monte Poppioho and The Btory is of two 14 vear old seized the town of Petrignone. girls who write to two lonesome' Polish troops, fighting on the left sailors, making them think they are fliink of lh, British Tommies, minuter than thev arc. The outcome proved their positions north of the Man Admits Slaying, Mutilating 2 Women In Los Angeles Hotels LOS ANGELES, Cal. An alert police department early today mark- led "solved" the most brutal murder j case In Los Angeles' bistory of crime with the confession of a 33-year-!old suspect to slaying and mutila-jtlon of two women in downstown ho-tels. (Arrest Follows Quickly j Only an hour or two after the I bodies had been discovered police arrested Otto Stephen Wilson a Terminal Island fry cook, and charged him with suspicion of murder. Detective Captain Thad Brown said that Wilson told him: "I don't want to go into any details but I admit everything. Don't (Continued on Page 3) Washington Action Near in Indiana Election Prole INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Indiana today awaited action in Washington by the United States Green committee on the state's post-election situation, which has been troubled by fraud and diHenfranchisemeiit charges. The probe, which has been two-pronged, will be turned over to the district attorney if sufficient evidence of a criminal nature is uncovered. Harold Burkles, chief investigator for the Green committee, said before leaving for Washington yesterday. The district attorney at Indianapolis has been receivinr fraud charges, principally concerning Marion County, in addition to the exploratory investigation conducted by Buckles. The northern Indiana district attorney at Fort Wayne also has received complaints charging election fraud. Buckles said that he will ask that his preliminary inquiry be accepted by the committee lor a full-dress investigation. A bipartisan subcommittee may possibly be Bent to Indianapolis to participate In an investigation, lie said. Walter Frlsbie. Indiana secretary of the CIO-I'AC. said that the PAC also ia collecting fraud evidence and will present its documentation to the district attorney. Clinton Man Is Fined $5 For 17-Minute Train Trip A 17 minute trip from Terre Haute to Clinton cost John Fread of Clinton a fine of $5 and costs Monday Nov. 13 when he was charged for speeding on State Roads 41 and 63. by Justice of Peace, Floyd C. Quinn. Fread left Terre Haute and droie to the corner of Main and Elm streets in Clinton in 17 minutes. State policeman Ellis De Bord then followed him to North Ninth street where he was arrested, police records stated. A fine of $1 and cost was levied on August Tapero. Clinton rural route. Tuesday. Nov. 14. when he iwas charged by Justice of Peace. Floyd C. Guinn. for speeding. The Indiana State Police arrested Ta- nAPn mi m-iif if,. mi - iiv unit re ers plastered Dumagubte and Fabri-ca airdromes with 84 tons of explosives. At least two parked ene. my planes .were destroyed in smashing raid which cratered the the Japanese airstrips. Rali&til, Kavicng Hit In raids against much-bombed Ra-baul on" New Britain. Kavicng on New Ireland and northern Bougainville, medium units, dive bombers and fighters dropped 75 tons of bombs on enemy installations and light naval units patrolling coast lines at night shelled Japanese shore positions. Announcement of the Mapia landing and aerial raids against enemy positions came after MacArthur's regular communique which disclosed new American gains on Leyte Island. Ormoe Road Severed The all-important Ormoe road on (Continued on page 6) Un-American Probe Committee to Die With Congress End WASHINGTON. D. C. The demise of the special house committee i i ..n.Ampr pnn uctlvlttes nnrentlv certain today. I i. learned That administra- tint, leaders are opposed to extend-' i .i.- i,nvitv nt iiie committee which automatically expires with . ioth rnmr. on Jan. 3. A resolution continuing the committee, has been introduced every two years since 1938, when the group was established, by Kep. Dies (D) Texas, but Dies will not be present when the next congress meets, having retired. Indications are that the Republicans in the house have decided a-gainst seeking a continuance of the committee. Rep. J. Parnell Thomas (R) N. J-. ranking minority member on the committee, stated that "the question of the continuance of the Dies committee must rest with the majority party In the house." House minority leader Martin refused to commit himself one way or the other on what action his party would take, but Thomas said he had conferred with Martin before issuing his statement "so you can draw your own conclusions." In the event a resolution is introduced at the next session to continue the committee for another two years. It will be bottled up in the rules committee, it was learned. Since the committee's formation May 26, 1938 the house has appropriated for Its activities 625.- - .. , 1 : TJ ......ft Ktrin- . , M 1 .i . 1. t. 1 ling. Its cniei inTmigawii. n 14 employes, with offices In Washington. Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. In addition to Dies, three other members of the committee will not be present at the next session, having been defeated at the polls. The are Reps. Starnes D Ala.. Costel-lo (D) Cal.. and Busbey (Rl III. The committee has been a storm center for years. It recently com pleted Investigations of the CIO Po litical Action Committee and its af filiate, the National Citizens Politi- cal Action Committee, charging thai I both organiazlions were infiltrate j I Monday to Mark Official Start Of Sixth War Loan Drive in Clinton when the boys pop up for a three Ha nrnvide Ihe audience wit b an uproar of laughter. The cast includes Betty Davis. Betty Oliver, Floyd Foster. Jack Rpeder, Dorothy Craft. Hilda Lou Salmond. Shirley Cottrell, Don Rei-nero. Bob Osmon, and this year's home-coming qupen. Ruby Peck. The matinee will start at 1:10 Friday afternoon and the evening pnrfoniKince will begin at 8 p. m. Tickets can be obtained from any member of the senior class and at the box office. drive. Indiana's farm quota has been set at $35,000,000. as- New acceptances of quotas (Coounoea cia pace 6) District 11, UMWA to End 38th Convention Today TERRF. HAUTE. Ind. ; Delegates of District No. 11. United Mine Workers, were to end their 38th constitutional convention in Terre Haute today with reports from thej constitution and grievance commit-. tees. I To conllrm wnn cnanges maoe in j the International Constitution at ; Cincinnati contention in sepiemoer, they voted to have constitutional conventions every rour years ana 1 scale and policy making conventions ! every two years. The two conven- ! tions will be concurrent in the years oi i ne const nunonai convention, tne I , ; ! Monday. Nov. 20 will mark the official openinc day of the Sixth War 1oan in Clinton. Mrs. Delia S. Swinohart, county war finance chairman, said today. The fire whistle will sound the opening of the drive at 9 a. m. and flags will be flown in both the business and residential areas, she said. The house-to-house canvass i n Clinton will start Friday, Nov. 17. Mrs. Dorothy Schelsky. chairman said, since many women will be busy at ThanksEiving time. Mondav will also mark the start of the business district canvass by the retail committee with E. c. Boyd, chairman. Farm convassers will also start on Monday Mrs Swinehart said. At a meeting of Vermillion County farm leaders at Newport last Friday the farm drive was oreainzed with J. B. Fdmonpon. Hendricks County farm- er. vti the Vermillion farmers ..'reported today.. - Ito put lortli tlteir best ellorts in thenett to be in ISIS.

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