The Daily Clintonian from Clinton, Indiana on November 22, 1944 · Page 1
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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiet THE WEATHER Cloudy and continued cool today and tonight. Thursday partly cloudy. Warmer in afternoon. Mailed In Conformity WithP.O.D. Order No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1944. Volume 32 Number 227. m mm mam mb i . indlani: But CABINS KEEP OUT GERMAN WINTER Yanks Co; SSr Metz Capture While French Take Mulhouse West Rhine Defense Crumbles Yank Airmen Sweep Enemy Convoy Forces Manila, Southwest Area Slabbed in New Attacks, Sink 3 Japs; Ormoc City Ablaze in Yank Advance GEN. MACARTHURS HEAD US Third Army Scores First Frontal 1,500 Years Entire German Front Sways Before Allies Ohio Telephone Strike Leaders Ignore WX.B. Stop-Strike Orders Fail To Halt Walk-out; Fear Spread to Indiana; Ohio Lines Near Paralysis WASHINGTON. D. C. In a din-play of defiance which was expected to bring early government seizure, leaders of 5.006 striking Ohio telephone workers today refused to call off their walkout and announced an appeal Jo member unions for ''Immediate assistance." Robert O. Pollock of Cleveland, president of the Ohio Federation of Telephone Workers, told the War Labor Board he would not comply with Its order to end the Ohio strike of operators. A reporter asked what his next move would be and he replied: "Request I'nion Assistance" "I am sending telegrams to member unions requesting their immediate assistance." "Does this mean participation in the strike?" lie was asked. Pollock smiled and refused to answer. Extend Strflte Action His statement indicated an effort to eictend the strike to other Ohio erxhanges still in operation and possibly sympathy flareups in other states. Pollock was told clearly that the WLB would do "everything In Its power" to halt the strike. Approximately 27 Ohio exchanges already have been affected by the Btrike. Eight hundred telephone operators in Detroit voted last night to withhold strike action pending clarlficiatlon of the Ohio situation. Indiana IjUmh are Threatened There alBo have been ruuiois of threatened disturbances in the telephone systems -of New York. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana and Connecticut. The government's next step probably will be seizure of the Ohio properties. (Continued on mage ) -i i ' v-v -. 1 LO& CABINS are springing up in Germany's Hurtgen forest as Yanka entrenched there find it necessary to construct fortifications which will keep out the cold and enow. Clay makes the cabin walls airtight- tarpaulin covers the roofs, and brown paper from oement bags hues walls for Inside initiation. Top, Sgt Don Buland, right, ot Wild Rose. Wis., works on wails while an unidentified Chicago soldier makes framework for roof of hut. In lower photo Pvt. Tlieron Mc-Ci-avy of Chester, S. C emerge from Ills fmiahed cabin to answer mess call. Branches on roof act as camouflage. I International) QUARTER.';. Philippines. As rain- j weary ground forces preBBed borne ' their drive to push the Japs off 1 j Leyte Island. American air power j swept over the Southwest Pacific In ' a new series of damaging raids which included the sinking of three enemy ships and damaging six in-eludine one light cruiser and anoth-1 or warshiD. General MacArthur an- nounced today. Army Liberators attacking Brunei Bay in North Borneo November lSltli scored direct bits on the light eruiBer and another warship which might have been of the same class Bag Mindanao Vmm4s A navy Catalina probably destroy - rvmriniwe on fg l Three B-29s Lost in Newest Raid; Superforts Down 51 Japs in Battle WASHINGTON, 15. C. The 20th Air Force today acknowledged its first B-29 losses from enemy fishier opposition over Japan, but report-jed that the sun-ritllne Superforts, in their greatest aenaj uaiur iv date, knocked down or damaged : SI jap ,,.111. .u , bly three American ships. In a communique on the latest air aBsault which struck at Janan proper and enemy-occupied points on the Chinese mainland, the War Department diBclused that two B-2's were definl4-!r lost and a third probably lost. This brings the total Superfort losses in 16 raids made bo far on Japan to 18 planes most due to anti-aircraft fire. Returning planes report that 20 Japanese fighter planes were destroyed by .the Superfortresses with 19 probably destroyed and, 22 others damueed, the .communique aid. All American losBes were incurred over the Omura aircraft works. No American planes were lost to inn at the secondary tar- ..... gets. Nanking and Shanghai. The comniunimie declared that the Superfortresses losses are the first due to enemy fighter interception aince the inauguration of the 20th Bomber Command on June lb, 1K44. Edward Lechner Dies at Hospital After Short Illness Edward Frank Lechner, tiS, of North Seventh street, died at the Vermillion County hospital thiB morning following a few days 111-neas. He was an employe of the Milwaukee C. M. & St. Paul Railroad. Lechner is survived by the widow. Eunice; the father, Adam, of Montgomery. Ind.; one son. James, of St. iBernice; four brothers. Albert In- Murphy or Terre riaute. Tlte body wus taken to the Frist Funeral home this morning. Funeral ervices will be held there at 2 p. m. with Rev O. M. Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut drove Cemetery. j 1 . j I I J J ' Fifty-Six Plans for In Wabash Valley TERRE HAl'TE. Ind. Fifty-six separate projects to lmprote liooa , control in the Wabash River basin had received general approval toduy after a public hearing yesterday in Terre Haute. : i A n,n.iniui1'ili rulldrt ?nil t lli til n E I Reds Posed For All-Ont Blow At T r g J(ga (.amSOll Amphibious Troops Move On Oesel Island Forces; Tighten Budapest Arc MOKCOW. Ru-iiia. While Marshall Hodion t. Malinovskys force further paralyzed Nazi communications in Hungary, seizing the railway station at Verpelet along with five other towns, the Russian high command today ordered a death blow dealt to the German garrison on Oestl Island which controls the muunth of Riga Culf. Poviet artillery pounded the Hitlerite remnants cu the l.I0"-Bqtiar' mile island ling between the Estonian and Latvian coautii. Bed arm: amphibious troops were poised to de liver the coup de grace. The tier !ibtir were trapped. Renew Drive Itiga tiaif Revealing a renewed drive to cap ture Oesel and thereby control tin Gulf of Riga, the Russia commn ninne mated that 19 villages haf heiM1 overrun and Nazis trapid 01 the tip end of Sorve ppHinsul? southwestern extremity of the is land. The eaemy was eontained in pocket some five miles mide an " four miJes dep at the footton f the 18-miie long peninsula after Geer al Leonid Govoroffs Leningrad ar my went into action after a sever weeks lull. Artillery OjietHi Fire ''Soviet artillery opened towr ful fire against eniuy lortiiicationB Soviet infantry and tank force! streamed through gapB in the enemy's defenses and pressed tlie Hit lrites to the sea." according to tlw Moscow war tbu!l--ti n, describing tin renewed al tacks. Ships of the Russian Rd Banne Fleft supported Hw ground driv-r Annihilation of the last remair ing (German defenses already has -begun, front line d ispatc 1 tes ind i cat jed. The Germans are. -"suffering her ,vy losses." on the island, accordin to official Russian announcement;- hut. more significantly, the eneur is losing control of the liiea Culf Nazi air strips and shore batterie on Oesel Island prevented free Rus sian use of the gulf and 1 he vita port of Koea in Latvia. 4 loe on Ainrt Seizure of the island, also, wil ulace the Soviet air force on field1 within less than 40 miles of Vents-1 pils. another Latvian port which th Germans are using to -evacuati troops from the collapsing Latvian battle front. Disclosing that 11,029 -German and Hungarian troops had been captured between Nov. $ and Nov. u (Coutluueff on page ii a Thanksgiving Rites Planned in Many Clinton Churches Clinton's churches will conduct Thanksgiviug observances tomorrow morning with services scheduled in the First Baptist Church lor churches of the Clinton Ministerial Association; in the Fairview Methodist Church and in the Christian Science rooms. The Fairview Methodist Church services will be from i to Id a. ni. Rev. J. 6. Godwin will give the address and special numbers will he given by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gosnell and Barbara Miller. Regular Thanksgiving Day services of the Christian Science Society will be held Thursday. Nov. 2'i, at 11 a. m. in the Pythian Hall at Tl!8 li lack man Street. I I i ! . Assault on Metz WITH THE V. S. THIRD ARMY AT METZ- All German resistance 4n Uut arAfiA tsidav and Doughboys of Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton IT. ' S. bird Arm;' completed the capture of the bastion city. t It was the first time In 1,800 in 1,800 g, great years that the city, guarding sector of the German defense lines, had been taken by frontal assault. Strike Into Otmany WITH THE U. S. THIRD ARMY FORCES. Mm. France. Lieut. Gen. Ceorge s. niuui'i Third Army forces jabbed harder inside Germa- ny telow Luammurs wiaj, u the 10th Armored Division pushing forward a mile and one-half in a northerly direction paralleling the Raar river to reach the vicinity pf Tunsdorff. Three miles west of Mersig the Germans at 7:16 last night launched another heavy counter-attack but the thrust was repulsed. The enemy action was preceded by artillery preparation and the encounter lasted two and one half hours. Edar loe Kaar The center and right vine of Gen p., aTmy edte.d eioBf,r . The largest of the Iwo resisting Metz islands. Chatublere. surrender- d as the Third Army continued to mov up around the city Headq uarters disclosed that Lieut. Gen. Kittel, wita a rank equivalent to an American major general, was in a lioBpital being treated for severe wonndB. The captive general waB the commander of the Nazi C2nd Infantry. Sharp Clashes Break Oat in North Italy Castiglione Is Taken ROME. Italy. British Eighth Army troops hammered out new gains west of Forli -on the Italian front today, .capturing the fortified village of Castirlione and prem'"r on to the Cosinam river, while Firth Army forces beat off German attacks aimed to drive them from their positions. Sharp Bkirniishes developed In the vicinity of Monte Grande and Monte Belmonte which were scenes for such tortuous battleB more than a month ago. Indian Inch Forward Indian troops of the Fifth Army Inched their way forward north of Modigliana, making limited gains after repulsing an enemy counterattack. The Germans aUo were stopped in an assault near Monte Cavallaro. KeHelriug Thwart Pincers Move Observers considered it obvious that Field Marshal Kesselring Is desperately committing his men to keep a. large - scale ptneer movement from developing against the city of Bologna so that Nazi troops stationed south of the Po valley highway number nine would not be trapped. Castiglione apparently fell rapidly into British hands. Allied headquarters in the Mediterranean disclosed that the British I Continues on paxe S) mouths at sea the Navy gunner hae visited porta or nuesia. Azores, United Kingdom and the Normandy .invasion coasi 01 r ranw, Shannon enlisted in November. 1141. and received recruit training at Great Lakes. 111. Prior to enter- ing the service he was employed at Terre Haute by the Eslineer and Misch Construction Company. Shan non attended high school at Clinton. w here h ifi parents . Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shannon live on Clinton route three. V.SJL. Corporal Verlin F. ItBolt. son of wr. ana rs. Aiuen xwnim of St. in , I I Whole South Nazi Defense Line Unhinged in Capture -Of Two Major Garrisoas; . Battle Looms for Belfort PARIS, France. American and French troops overwhelmed the toughest of all German defense points on the western banks of the Rhine today, breaking through resistance to capture the great garrison city of Mulhouse and spear to within a little more than 20 miles of Strasbourg. Colonial troops of the French First Army took Mul-hcuse, on the Rhine River railway line leading directiy into Strasbourg, while the I'nitfd Simei Seventh Army uoder Liut. Cn. Alexander M. Patth crashed through tli Voege Mountain passes to pose m mounting threat to iast remaining Nazi defense!. Pall'ia tears Metz M"tr. the greatest fortress eit la Lorraine. complete If ntl(fK4 (Cnntlnana ra Fin ft l Newport Airman ts Killed in Pacific; County 3Ian Lost Word was reeelTed Saturday bf Mr. ajid Mrs. Marion Allen of Ke-port of the death of their on, TecS-nical Serseant Malcolm Allen, ii. who as killed somewhere In tb Central Pacifie Area u the result of a plane crash on Sov. 11. 3'revious to the telegram from the War Department, Mr. and Mrs. Allen received two messages from their son's commanding officer. The first teleeram staled that he was missing on an official mission and the lt one that death had occured as a result of an accident on Nov. 11 in the oeutTu Pacific area. The War Department telegram verified the Commander's message. Born in Newport on Jan. 1. 3920. Srt. Allen attended Newport Hlgn Kcliool and graduated with the class- of 3H37. Entering Purdue upon hie completion of high school, he gra-I duated from the 1'nlversity In 1M1. Before going into the eervice be was vocational agriculture teacher at Kingman, Ind.. during the fin term of the school year. At midterm, lie left to enlist in the V. B. Army Ferrying Service. On June 28, 14J. Bgt. Alien graduated from Snott Field. Vt, aa a radio operator mechanic and later o ualif ied as a navigator In the C S. Army Ferrying Command at a base in Long Beach. Calif. Recently he was stationed at Hamilton Field, near Ban Francisco. Calif where he was a member of the 3t.9th Army AAFBC. Third Foreign Transport Croup. Cause of the plane crash In whit their son was killed is not known bjr Mr. and Mrs. Allen, but it Is believed that Malcolm was on his way back to the states after ferrying a plane somewhere in the Pacific, when the accldent occurred Bgt. Allen was a third degree Mason of the Newport Lodge, taking his Masonic work when he waa home on furlough this last summer. Private Charles G. Peyton, 18, eoa of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peyton of Highland Township is reported mis sing in action in Italy eince Oct. It according to a telegram received by the parents from the War Depart- from the Perrysville High School with the class of 1943. He has been oversea sinee April and was serving with the Infantry in Italy at the time he was reported missing. Following disembarkation from the Vnited States, the young aoldier was sent to North Africa. Inducted into the armed force. Oct Ms 12. 1S43. Pvt. Peyton received preliminary training at Camp Ca. Flood Control Outlined at Meet - . "7" ....... by the Army Engineers' UIHLl ll'l rtLttit I I of the Wabash Valley in Indiana and from several Illinois districts were present as well as the New Indiana l-'lmid Control Commission, named by Gov. Henry F. Schricker to coordinate conservation work and water control in the state. The meeliug was conducted by Col. C. L. Hall, Division Engineer ol the Army Corps of Engineers, with headquarters at Columbus, Ohio. Doubt Anny Co-njieration Although some differences of opinion were expressed about the form of the proposed Improvements, (Continued ou Page 2( Mr. Turkey Has Cone To War He's Main Dish for CI Americans NEW YORK. N. Y. If the us- dianapolis: Joseph, Jasper, Ind.; ual big gobbler isn't on hand to John, Montgomery, and Lee of Ly-grace your family board at tomor- ons, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Dora Clinton, Township Chairmen Named For 6th War Loan Sixth War Loan chairman for Tlinton and Clinton township and Vermillion County have been announced by Mrs. Delia B. Swinehart. county war finance chairman, as the campaign Is well underway. All business and residential sections will be canvassed by Dec. 2 under the plans worked out by the Clinton city chairman, she said. The list of workers, as announced by Mrs. Swinehart include: Clinton City: Committee Chairmen Financial: W. E. Gerrish. The Citizens' State Bank: Payroll: Raymond Medlock: Retail: E. C. Boyd; Victory Volunteers: Mrs. Dorothy Bchelsky. -Clinton Township Chairmen: Karm Sales: Mrs. Harry Van Duyn; Victory Volunteers: Falrview, Mrs. Lena Lane, Crompton Hill. MisB Norma. jKaster. Universal, Miss Sarah Shew. Centenary. Mrs. Bert Turchi. Blanford. Mrs. Lucile Marcinko. Vermillion Township Organization: Newport: E. J. Dudley. Chairman; Committee Chairman. Financial: V. N. Asbury, Vice-Chairman Vermillion County War Finance Committee; Special, on Call. John C. Pickell; Victory Volunteers. Mrs. Omar McMasters; Farm Sales. Mrs. Ann Wilcox Ingram. Monday, Nov. 20 marked the opening day of the Sixth War Loan drive in Vermillion County. E. J. Dudley. Vermillion Township Bond Chairman, announced this week. Already underway, a committee composed of J. N. Jones. V. N. Ab-bury and John Carithers has been appointed to help Mr. Dudley solicit the business houses in town. Each business concern will be asked to accept a war bond as in previous drives. Mr. Dudley explained. A house to house, canvas will be conducted in town and farm canvassers have started their solicitation in the township, he said. Mrs. Omer McMasters has charge of the canvass in the residential district and will be aided by members of the Newport Friendship Circle. At a meeting of the Vermillion county farm leaders at Newport last Friday, the farm drive was organized with J. B. Edmonson. Hendricks county farmer, urging the Vermillion farmers to put forth their best efforts in the drive. Cnlike previous drives. the county farmers will also have a quota to meet. The state farm ouota has been set at tlOU.000. . v (Continued on page 72 ine projects weie unuuu .u a series of recommendations made liaHed at Louisiiile. Ky. Nearly SOU Attend At least Sim men from all parts Military, Civilian I Officials Inspect U. S. War Plants Seek to Break Manpower Bottlenecks in Probe; Midwest Plants Inspected WASHINGTON, D. C. Top representatives of the Army. Navy, War Production Board and War Manpower Commission toduy planned a full schedule of nationwide inspection tours of super-critical war production areas in un effort to break production and manpower bottlenecks in essential war programs. liiect Millwewt Plant Officials of the four agencies began their "combined operations" plan last week on a whirlwind tour of essential war plants in the mid-(ConUnuefl on page SI im Clinton City Tav Kate Lowered By 16 Cents in 1913 Clinton city's tax rate for IMS will be 1(1 cents less than it was in 1944. uccording to a report by County Auditor Ira J. Church thiB week. Final tax rates for the various towns and townships in the county! for taxes due and collectible In 1W4.1 : iset Clinton's 1 ! 4 " rate at ft. 38 as j compared with the 1944 rate uf 4.f'4. According to Mr. Church, there .lias been little change in the rates. pnn lMinr lowered a few cents while others have increased the . same amount. - As compared to the present year. (the 1944 rate first and 1S45 rate I second, the rates are as follows: Highland township. $2.4S-J 2 : Perrysville corporation. $:-?H.28: Eugene township. S". 12-52. 2; Cayuga corporation.$o.ot; Vermillion township. S2.7G-::.04: Newport corporation. :!.52-J " S2: Helt township. S2 70-$2.iK: Dana corporation. S3."0-$:2; Clinton town-shin. :i.20-:i.24: Fairview Park ' ! j KEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any newg of relatives or friend in the armed services for this column. PHONE 32 rows Thanksgiving i';asi meie one consolation the American serviceman is going to have a good dinner. Service organizations and others concerned with the welfare of soldiers, sailors and murines and their jleminilie counterparts have done a perfect Job uf planning. Though they inuv vurv througnoui ine cuuuiiy. U.e general pallern will be pretty much the same. They'll nil get a good old fashioned Thanksgiving with all the trimmings. Many Menu SeWal Most canteens and service clubs will serve turkey but there will also lie goose, roast beef und other spe- ciuls. In and asound New York City, some oi'.uttn service men and women are expected at cunteeus and they ure prumised all they can eat on the house. Some, of course, will be the guests in private homes, invited to share the family feast. Ji.lHNI Anticipated The stage door canteen reports that it anticipates some G.nt'iti members of the armed forces for dinner and other service organizations , are expecting similar thronas. The boys in service hospitals in the metropolitan area won't be ne- glected either and liesides dinner they'll he cheered by thousands ot bouquets donated by the florists. World ItrgeMt Cake Flight Officer Alfred M. Lawson. 23. husbanud of Mrs. Lois G. Law-j son, Route one, Rosedale and bod I of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Lawson ol 624 South Fourth Street, Clinton ' received his wines and commission S. Air Forces in graduation in the L. ceremonies at San Marcos Army Air piih I-au-soii is Qualified as an aer- ial navigator and received hi ap pointment as a flight officer. He is a graduate of Tlinton High School with the class of 1939 and attended Rose Polytechnic Institute. T7.E.A. Arthur A. Shannon, seaman first elnM. rsR. of Clinton, hae return-, ! I I The Lesson - Sermon, entitled mni-TimiikHiriviiie." esneciallr nrenared i Peyton graduated for the day. will be read by The First and Second Readers. The First ! Reader w ill also read the Thanks- j giving Proclamation by the Presi-. dent of the t'ntted States. ! The church soloist, Nellie Miller, will sing. 1 The Clinton churches will meet at the First Baptist Church at Jt a. m. j for their community-wide program. Rev. C. C. Jorditn of the First Mettt- ed from 11 months sea duty as a j Bernice. Ind. is an aircraft mechanic member of the Navy gun crew in a service squadron of an Eighth aboard a merchant ship, according j Air Force Fighter Station in Eng-to an announcement by the Eighth land which was commended by Brig-Naval District headquarters at New ' adier-Gpneral Jesse Auton. Wing Orleans, La. .During a total ot 0 ' CoaUiiued on Page 2) Corporation. 3.2-?3.S4: I niversal 1 DENVER. Colo. The worlds corporation. ::.T4-4."2; and Clin- largest cake ever baked a city, 4.D4-f4.3S. 1 (Continued uu page 7

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