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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties TITE WEATHER Partly cloudy today and tonlglit. Cloudy wilh light rain Saturday. Warmer Saturday. Mailed In Conformity With P, O. D. Order : No. 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1944. Volume 82 Number 228. fo) 6LE(ntlQ) Ul 0 n MOVING THROUGH FRENCH FLOOD French-US Armies Cler Nazis From West Strasbr yf 'Z? osges Rumor Petition Made To Unseat Indiana's GOP Senator Capehart INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. James L. Ileattev. Democratic Chairman for Area in TighteninTned Vise British Pound Forward In Adriatic Area; 5th Sagging German Russ Capture Key to Baltic Escape Routes Oesel Island, Riga Gulf Head, In Soviet Hands; Reds Press New Attack On Czech Frontier Lines MOSCOW, Russia. Oesel Island, commanding the mouth of the Gulf of Riga and within bomber range of Germany's key escape corridors along the name rront, ion complete- , ly into Russian hands today when ) Soviet invasion forces mopped up the laat organized nests of reslst-I ance. J Occupation of the Island was an-I nounced in a special order of the day I by Premier Marshal Joseph V. Stalin. Free Entire Kslonia ' The Russian leader stressed lhat by taking Oesel the Reds freed "the whole territory of the Soviet Eston Ian Republic." To the south, the Soviets pressed a new assault against the Germans in Czechoslovakia, capturing the rail center of Csop, and intensified their drive across Hungary by taking the wine city of Tokya, along with 2,500 prisoners. The Soviet communique also disclosed that Red army amphibious troops continued their final drive to free the Estonian Island of Oesel, ! guarding entrance to Riga Gulf. I Kml Month'H Lull f North and northwest of Csop, the I , MAJ. GEN. JOHN MILLIKIN, commander of the Third Army Corps shown seated in jeep next to the driver, heads an American motorized column plowing through the flooded streets of Pont-A-Mousson, France, en route to the fighting area. This town, situated Un the Moselle river, experienced Its worst flood in 30 years as Allied forcea advanced eastward through the stricl:cn district. (Intormtiana!) British Aid to U S. Under Reverse Lend-Lease Triples in Year: F. D. R. WASHINGTON, D. C. President Roosevelt told Congress today that reverse lend-lease to the United States from the British Commonwealth of nations almost tripled In the year ending last June 30 reaching a total of three billion 348 million dollars in the stupendous effort that accompanied the European invasion. In Ills 17th lend-lease report, Mr. Roosevelt disclosed that It would have required 1,000 ships to carry across the Atlantic what American Marlon County, which includes the state capital, was back Inludlan-apolia today, bringing with him a rumor that a petition is being prepared lo protest the seating of lie-publican Senator-elect Homer E. Cawehart. Beattey, upon his return from Washington, asserted that it was his "under.UandiiiB" that such a petition was being circulated and will he niescnted to the United States Senate. He said he did not know the '.source of the petition or the names of any of Its signers. Meanwhile. Clifford Sutcliffe, one of three Investigators assigned to check Indiana election fraud allegations on behalf of the United States Senate Green Committee, said the bulk of their preliminary Investigation to date had been on disenfran-cliincraent charges and not on "excessive spending" charges. Both he and George Shillito, another investigator, have denied any knowledge of the elusive petition reported by the Democratic county chairman. The third Hoosier investigator, Harold Buckles, returned to Wasli-(Cuuiinueo on page 8) U. S. Infantrymen Threaten Entire Lcyte Defense Line Yamashif a Line Under Direct Attack; Airmen Batter Enemy Shipping GEN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Philippines. American infantrymen smashed forward today through the vitul Ormoc valley in a drive which already overrun the Jap bastion at Limon and threatens to roll up the entire Yamashita line, the enemy's main defensive ring on Leyte Island. Cracking the northern anchor of the Yamashita line, the battle-hardened U. S. Thirty-Second Infantry Division took Limon and pushed a half mile beyond to the Leyte river, inflicting appalling casualties on Ja- J paneae forces in the bloodiest battle Ol uie ijeyie caiupuiKii. lap Division Wlixvl Out General Dougias MacArthur announced the breaching of the Jap line in today's communique and said that the Japanese First Division has been practically wiped out by the American Doughboys who through a series of local actions, strongly supported by superior artillery fire, broke the stalemate at the head of the Ormoc valley. According to the communique the American drive carried to the Leyte river where a log bridge was seized. The river is a natural border line between the mountainous country at the head of the Ormoc valley and rolling terrain to the southward (Continued on page 4 1 History of County Talk To Be Given at Club Dinner. Clinton Commercial Club dinner meeting will be held at 7:30 p. m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Vermillion Room of the Clinton Hotel. Frank Miller of Terre Haute will be the guest speaker, giving high lights of the past history of Clinton and Vermillion county. TicketB can be obtained from Leon Woody, 657 South Fourth Street, or call the Clinton Hotel for reservations. Anyone Interested In this meeting is invited. fourth Ukrainian army, under com-1 WASHINGTON, D. C. A grave mand of General Ivan I. Petroff, re- j national threat to wartime commun-newed the Czech offensive after . icatlons dissolved today as telephone nearly a month of lull, capturing ! operators Btreamed back to their n l )an-iaseu B-29s in Hard Blow at Capital Huge Fleet of US Planes Open New Attacks on Jap Capital; Full Details To Come; Japs Tell Damage The heaviest blow yet dealt to the heart and core of the Japanese war machine the slum-infested Imperial city of Toyko was delivered In the daylight hours of today by a huge fleet of B-29 Superfortresses which ushered in an era of unrelenting American air and naval assaults upon the enemy's home Islands. O'Donnell Leads Attack Brig. Gen. Emmett "Rosy" O-Don-nell, one of the most famous quarterbacks In West Point history, led n great flight of four-motored B-29's in action against Tokyo and gave the Japanese a blistering taste of things to come. Full details will not be available until the big bombers set theii wheels down safely at some American airport. But Japanese broadcasts, despite desperate endeavor to minimize success of the undertakings, had to admit that at least "small fires" were started and claimed that three out of 70 attacking planes were shot down. Fly I, BOO Mile Course The bombers took off from a brand-new base at fiaipan In the Marianas Islands, flew at terrific speed over a 1,550-mile course and gave Tokyo its first plastering since Lieut. Gen. James H. Doollttle's Immortal assault two and a half years ago. All leaders of the stunning assault and commanders of the United States Air Forces emphasized that this Is Just the beginning. No military or naval base and no Industrial city in the Japanese islands lies beyond the reach of these long-range bombers and the victorious United States Navy. Japs Report 70 Plane Tokyo's estimate that 70 planes , i Onnflnneo nn DarA 5) Move to 'Freeze' Social Security Tax Gains Ground ' WASHINGTON, D. C. The campaign In congress to "freeze" the social security payroll tax for another year moved a step forward today as the house ways and means committee voted to hold public hearings Monday on the proposal. Following a two-hour executive session, Rep. Doughton (D) N. C. chairman, announced that the committee had agreed to consider the question and that Chairman Arthur J. Altmeyer of the social security board would be the first witness. "We hope to conclude the hearings In two or three days," said Doughton. The tax Is scheduled to rise Jan. 1 from Its present level of 1 percent to i2 percent on both employers and employees. The move to freeze the tax for the fourth successive year has the back ing of the Republican mintory in the house and senate as well as some Democrats, and Identical measures retaining the tax at Its present level have been introduced by Sen. Vandenburg (R) Mich., and Rep Plumley (R) Vt. Further tax freezing Is opposed by the administration and there If general belief on Capitol Hill that the President will veto the bill if enacted by congress. Estimates are that the tax rise will net the federal government an additional one billion 500 million dollars annually for the social security program. The tax has been fro ren . for three successive years an' the administration is reported to op pose similar action this year. The Plumley bill has the backing of house Republican leader Martii and mintory members generally. It I: identical with the bill introduced li the upper chamber by Sen. Vanden berg (R) Mich. Senate action was dependent, however, on the house passing som form of revenue bill as measures o that kind cannot under the const! tution originate in the senate. Two Sons of Crompton Hill Woman Are Wounded Mrs. Margaret Delph of Crompto' Hill has received word that her sonf Cpl. Hobart L. Delph and S 1' Paul. D. Delph have been wounde in action. Cpl. Delph is in an Army hospita somewhere In England while S 1A Delph is In a Naval hospital in tht Sou tit Pacilic area. Saipj Derailed Train Ties Up Traffic At Cayuga Crossing Workmen Clear Wreckage Of 17-Car Derailment ; Section, Crewmen Unhurt Huilroad repair crews today were clearing wreckage from the tracks of the Nicklo Plate Railroad at Cayuga, caused when 17 cars of an east-bound fast freight from Madison, 111., to Buffalo. N. Y., were derailed at the Cayuga crossing at 4:10 p. m. yesterday. Splintered freight cars, twisted tracks, buildings and fencing torn down in the crash, and dead livestock littered tiie scene of the wreck. f)je; fallinff O Back on Rhine j British Lose Ground To Determined Nazi Blows; US 1st, 9th Armies Gain ; ' Metz Salient is Widened WITH THE ir. 8. FIRST ARMY I.N GERMANY Troops of the I'nited States Ninth Army fought their way into the German town of Wclsweiller late today and savage house-to-house fighting is under way. The Germans are reinforcing-their line and storm troop soldiers liuvc mmle an nppearnnce, but the-Flrst Army continue to move toward the Rhine ill the face of all enemy resistance. PARIS, France. German troop have compelled a half-mile British withdrawal on the Hoven front in Holland, but French forces now conf-trol the western half of Strasbourgh and 50,000 Germans face entrapment in the VosgeB Mountains, ... spokesman for Gen. Dwight D. El- senhtower announced today. : The British withdrawal wa necessitated by a furious German counterattack. By-Pass Metz Forts Elsewhere the situation appeared highly favorable. Three thousand Nazis In five of the forts of Met ajc still holding out but have been by-passed, while a total of 40,000 prisoners already has been taken In the gigantic slx-anny offensive. The Brussels radio reported heavy fighting at Colmar, key Rhine river base south of Strasbourg, while American troops have captured the town of Pattern, northwest of the fortified Roer river base or Jullch. The Nazi DNB agency admitted (Continued on page 8) Conunission Works Out Plans For Reich Occupation WSAHINOTON. D. C. Acting Secretary of State Stettlnlus dlsclos- ,, ,.,,., .., . rBim(,nt h,d , reached ftnd signed bv the Eu- ropean advisory commission regard-ng the military occupation of Ger-ii any. This commission, meeting In Lon-lon. has brought together in full ft-;reement the ideas on this subject if the United States, Great Britain, nd the Soviet Union. Stettlnlus pointed out that the 'onnnlssion is advisory In character, ind that their views must be submitted lo the various governments tot ipproval. The American representative on the European advisory commission already has made his report to this government. One feature of the agreement reached by the commission In London, hut not touched upon by Stettlnlus, was that all action In the military control of Germany must lepend upon unanimous approval by the throe occupying aupthorities ilus France, when Bhe is admitted o full participation In European af-'airs. Today's statement by Stettlnlus vas the first official disclosure that he advisory commission has completed its plans for the occupation if Germanv. It was pointed out that 'his plan does not, however, extend 'o the full problem of postwar treatment of that country, but only the immediate problem of military occupation. WASHINGTON, D. C. A group of eight senators, all members of the foreign relations committee, conferred today with Acting Secretary of State Stettinlus regarding plans for the post-war security organisation. The conefernce came at a moment when the congress was debating revision in the constitutional procedures for ratification of treaties, and wile some senators were urging delay in a new conference on the Dumbarton Oaks agreement. A proposal is being pushed In the house of representatives which would give both branches of congress equal authority, on a simple majority vote baN rather than two-thirds majority, in the ratification of treaties. ' Army Repels Nazi Blow, ROME, Italy. Striking with ro - newed vigor, British Eighth Army j troops today surged through 24 hours of bitter fighting to forge a bridgehead across the Oosina river south of Faenza on the Italian front. Hurl Back Germans Along with American Fifth Army troops, the British units hurled back a number of German attacks. General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, supreme Allied commander in the Mediterranean war theater, described the coun'er-attacKs against t h e EiKuth Army foops as "determin- , as8aui(9. Springing forward from the previously cleared lower banks of the Cosina, the British units surged n-cross the river only nfter a blazing trans-water battle with Nazis on the opposite bank. ! British Foothold Finn I Gaining a foothold across the stream, the British then encounter ed recurring enemy thrusts to dis- lodge the bridgehead. Some of the German counter-attacks were sup- ( Colli Itiuert on nitre 71 m Telephone Crisis Averted, Strikers Return to Boards Union Officials Submit Dispute to WLB; Strikes End in 3 Sympathy States war-busy switchboards at the behest . of strike leaders. , I Action by President Roosevelt to avert complete paralysis of the na-1 tlon's telephone system was averted when union officials agreed to submit their disputes to the War Labor Board for settlement. Avert tiovcnimental Seizure Governmental seizure of telephone properties and army operation of key exchanges was made unnecessary when 5,000 Ohio strikes, focal point of a slowly spreading national disturbance, were ordered back to work by Robert Pollock, preslednt of the Ohio Federation Telephone Workers. Pollock, who previously had appeals for support from 41 othc state unions, simultaneously urge that such sympathy strikes be dc termined immediately and his rf (Continued on page 7) Universal Man Dies In Daughter's Home Thursday ' James B. Vaughn, 86. of Univer sal, died at the home of his daugh ter, Mrs. Gertrude White, Thursda: at 1 a. m. Mr. Vaughn has been a residen of Universal for the past 23 yearr The body was taken to the Frls Funeral Home and will remain fo services to be held Saturday at 1' a. m. Reverend C. C. Jordan will of flciate and burial will be in the Wal nut Grove Cemetery. Tuberculosis the mail this year as in the pant, an according to the Clinton Townshij Seal Sale Chairman. Mrs. Freid: Wilson, most of these will be In th mall Monday morning. It is hoped by the local assocla tion that the purchases of stats wil' be very liberal this year, in order tr take care of an ever expanding program of the local association. Vermillion County residents wil' receive their annual allotment o' Christmas seals this coming Mon day, Nov. 27, Mrs. Virginia You-mans, seal sale chairman, announced this week. Letters containing the seals will be mailed to a list of families all of whom have been carefully checked for changes In address. The official drive will extend until Christmas although usually complete results are not in until January, she said. Tuberculosis is raging in epidemic force in the conquered countries Continued uo page 7 j 1 ! I Cepel and more than 30 other towns I and villages. Seizure of Csop by the Russians I places the railways running south ward to Hungary and westward to ward Germany in Soviet hands once more, the town having been won (Continued on page 4) School Burglars Are Sentenced in Circuit Court Pleading guilty to charges of breaking Into Clinton school build ings last Oct. 2!S, Morris McFarland, 50, and Oliver Wallace, 44, were sentenced to from two to five years in the Indiana state prison at their trial In Vermillion Circuit Court today. Arraigned on charges of second degree burglary, the two were tried today after their arrest in Rock-ford, III. on Sunday, Nov. 19. They were returned to Vermillion County for trial by Sheriff Oil Potter, Deputy Sheriff Angelo Tasso and sheriff-elect William Griffin. McFarland and Wallace broke Into the Central School Building, the office of Superintendent of Schools E. C. Boyd and the Junior High School building. It was said. Their loot was reported to Include a radio set, one vest-pocket (Continued on page 8) Vermillion County troops received from the United Kingdom alone. In addition to this $2,437,062,000 In reverse lend-lease from Great Britain, he revealed, the United States received $911,065,000 In goods and serves front Australia, New Zealand and India. Lend-lease and reverse lend-lease, he told Congress, should "end with the war, but the United Nations partnership must go on and must grow stronger". "Without the reverse lend-lease (Cootinueft on rage 61 Production Goals Set for Indiana Farmers at 3Ieet INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Produc tion goals for Indiana farmers during the coming year were to be set today at a one-day meeting in In-dianpolis. Suggested quotas will be submitted by the War Food Administration. Marshall L. Vogler. state iiead of the Agricultural Adjustment Agency, was to preside, with members of the AAA state and county organizations, and representatives of the Farm Se curity Administration. Soil Conser vation Service, Purdue University Extension Division, Farm Bureau and other agricultural organizations attending. Although continued high food pro duction Is the keynote for the con ference, the WFA goals suggest some reductions in certain items as adaptation to conditions in the state. For example, a ten per cent decreaae In (Continued on page 71 Total $148.00. Other donations $90.60. Total altogether $263.60. $5 donations: Valente Food Market, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Weir. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Carbon, M. E. Webber. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dickenson. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ave, Mr. and Mrs. Ira J. Church, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shaef-fer, Mr. and Mrs. John Wes Reeder. Mr. and Mrs. George Strain, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stites. $3 donations: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Foltz and Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Russell. $2.50 donations: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boren, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Waters. $2, Frank and Frances Baysinger. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dick, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barbee, Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Gruelich, Mr. and Mrs. John Steedman, Mr. and Mrs. John Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A I wine. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Turner, Mr. and tCoutiuued on page 8. Clinton Residents Add Contributions To 1914 National War Fund Campaign Association Opens Seal Sale Nov. 27 Pending an official Investigation, railroad authorities declined to announce the cause of the wreck, but it was believed to have been a defect in the locomotive, causing It to Jump (lie tracks. (Continued on page 6) M. New Allocations Boost County's War Bond Sales Boosting the sale of war bonds in Vermillion County during the current Sixth War Loan, the Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc. with an office at 224 Elm Street, has allocated $18,000 for the purchase of bonds in the county. Mrs. Delia S. Swlnehart, county war finance chairman, said today. The bonds will be purchased through the Citizens' State bank. In addition to this allocation, a $3,0u0 purchase of bonds will be credited to this county by the Pax-ton Grocery Company, Danville, 111. owner of three county stores In Cayuga. Newport and Dana, she said. Many local Victory Volunteers have completed their canvasses and have reported good sales, she continued. Persons buying bonds are urged to complete the sale early at the Citizens' Slate Bank, the Post Office. Rosenblatt's or the 1. C. Penney Company, all Issuing agents. The slogan 2 for the Sixth War Loan drive is "The Sixth Loan Is your battle zone," Mrs. Swlnehart said. Son of Former Clinton Woman is Nazi Prisoner Mm. Natalie Tessart. Chicago, former Clinton resident, recently received word that her son. Pfc. Chris Tessa ri. is a prisoner of war somewhere in Germany. Before the latest reports, Tessa- , n was to have neen missing in ac-Ition &iuce Aug. 27, 1941. New Clinton contributions to the National War Fund drive were listed today by Mrs. Everett Helms, chairman of the drive. The list, including canvass contributions and plant donations, is as follows: Workers: South side of Walnut to City Limits. East Side of Sixth to City limits on East to River: Mrs. Margaret Crowder, chairman. Mrs. Louise Ave, Mrs. Joe Smith, Mrs. Marie Jardine. Mrs. Roy Crawl, Mrs. Sarah Guinn. Mrs. Amelia Manship. Mrs. Josephine Boren, Mrs. Earl Waters. Mrs. Arnold Rogers. Mrs. Art Williams. Mrs. Edith McClure, Mrs. red Bell. Mrs. Louise Connor. Mrs. Ernest Dixon, Mrs. Ray Goodman, Mrs. Frank Kemble. Mrs. Gruelich. Mrs. Mary j Joe Michels and Mrs.! j fohn Lawson. $10 donations: John Huxford. Mr. ind Mrs. E. A. Lewin, and Mr. and '-Irs. Gene Bosonetto. $15. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Helms. $?.0, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van .Jun. i Marking the 38ih annual nationwide appeal, the Christmas Seal Sale, in which the Vermillion County Tuherculosis Association will take Pretact Your part, will open Monday, Nov. 27 in Cliu- TUBERCULOSIS ton and the county. Ray R. Shew, president of the association, said today. The sale of seals will continue on to Christmas. Mr. Shew said, explaining thai the Christmas Seal Sale is the sole sup- BUY mi USE port of the National ChristMS Sub Tuberculosis Association and its 1,700 affiliated associations throughout the United States, Canal Zone, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Ninty-five per cent of the income from the seat sale remains in the state in which it is raised, he continued, with five percent of the fund coing to the National Association. The Seals are being sent through

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