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THE DAILY CLMTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Counties Hailed la Conformity With P. O. D. Order Na 19687 THE WEATHER : Rain laic this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. Silently warmer. Price Three Cents. ' CL1XTOX, INDIANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1944. Volume 32 Number 229. miip fo) Gl IN GERMANY GETS XMAS GIFTS Devastating B-29 Blows Planned at Tokyo; City Still Burning from Raid Germans Admit Fall of City To . Uied Pincers Troop-Laden Jap Transports Sunk by Airmen Key Hungary Hub Topples Soviet Advance Hatvan, Junction of Main Czech-Budapest Railway In Red Hand; Estonia Freed of German Control ft Y V-'.- f Jf 'Ivf -v t Sew.'an at heyiz fciie Jim lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hnrrr "" I'nhwrsnl, was will tlie t , M. intawion fomes at I lie island of l-ey'-, first Mep ""7 " toward reono of the n.ilip- 1 pine Mead, a letter to lit parents last week revealed. S2C related nuur stories about the wekme received lr I S forces by flic natives wno liad spent two years under Japanese rwle. Isjis brother. Capt. Jark Iewis. I'. Air Kote. and brottiern-Uw, ( d. Charles Metz. I , H. Army, nre also In the Kouthwest Pacific area. US Undersea Raiders Score 27 New Kill In Jap Supply Lines WASHINGTON Culled States submarine working on Japan's over-stretched communication line today raised their score In tbe far eastern war by a lotaJ of 11 enemy (Continued os sag FDR JVames Hurley As New American Minister to China WASHINGTON President Roosevelt baa named Mai. Gen. Pa- I g j i CAItriMG HIS FIRST BATCH of Cliristmaa packages, f?gt. Joseph H Kadlec, Evanston. Ill , approache cross-road lea-iing to Roetgen and Stulberg. Otmnr.y. Katllec belongs to an infantry unit bivouaced nearby. United Slate Signal Corps photo. (International Wars Most Decisive Battle Rages In Aachen Cap, Cologne Doorway Destroyer, 3 Transport Gunned in Battle; 4,500 Lrylf-Bound Troops Dead; Yank Gain in Ormoe Line CEX. MACABTIirBS HEAD-tiCAKTKI. Philippines. American alrpower. aaala ratting the enemy aanplv Hue to Leyte from out lying Island in the roiiippme group. toa ent another destroyer and (va troop (rant port to tbe bottom of rnoe bay. and drove another IB flames onto the beach with the resultant loss ot at least 4,& (ieneral Douglas MaeAntbnr disclosed that the eoBvoy. loald wills wti and supplies fur fe. Vaiua-tbita's trapped Leyte nintu. cornered otf Ma.sbate Island, northwest of Leje. and riddiled with bombs and bullets by Thunderbolt asd Wat-hawk fitftoler who lliunder-ed In for (he kill at nmst top levels. (Me of the sunken transport was a la flie ship of ll. Ioe. while tbe miner were . and 2,W J ions. I inateiy Jap troops. J .5'"' ' whom were laia In tbe hail of let bombs and resulting explosions. Miiu Hum tmxo Bern b FUme The . tonoer. afire and in a siskins condition, was ran onto tbe beach and some of the enemy troops managed to get oft Tbe eseortimif destroyer was also believed to be carrying aoldier as well as tbe na-,y tm. and went to the botloin with ail bands aboard. Loss of the manpower aboard the convoy, raises to approximately I5y m the BUttiber of Jap troops lost to laauasbila In desperate attempt to reinforce lit eruuublinjs position Leyte- j (Continued on Face 21 i Munition Program Revamped to Meet Incrasing Demand WASHI.WTOK Tije War Pro- duetioa Board revamped It muui- Horn program aain today toioiu issuance of as urgent oroer ioi doubled production of small arms ammunition and "tremendous es-pansion" of mortar shell output In the next few months. WPB Chairman J. A. Krug said Cen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allied commander in western Europe, had ndxrlined the ouickening tempo of tbe Allied offensive in a caWe etaticg that "the boys have shot off four time a much small anus am- munition as anyone ever imagined j possible." i.nuiiixe KHcruftiuc Drive i i AIII.V;TOX. D. C. Heavier and more devastating raids on Tokyo were planned today as the heart ll of the Japan-we capital smoldered from the one and a half million pounds bomb dropped by more -ban I'o lt-2 (fperfortresses in Friday" uuialMy attack. -iieu ut.s from high officer In the i'h Air Force, under which the binge American bombers operate, left no doubt that the I4-2S attack on Tokyo was only tbe firel in a plan to systematically destroy 'japan and nfaail others would follow fchoanly. Japan Will IHeed IMemally i'jiRakinif from Kaipan. the new take-off point for tbe n it in their off'-niive araintt the Japanese homeland, l!ri(f. Cen. Haywood K. Ilawell. Jr., comniander of the new 21st Itumber foiumawd. declared that "from now on Japan will bleed Internally." There alno were indications that B-29"s in the not too distant future vmr roar oat of Aleutian bases to join China and SSaipan based plane! land ci'ies Hn-s Mill Kurn In ( by First reconnaissance photograph of i,e first raid on Tokyo by the B-2"s meanwhile howed that fires were Mill burning in the central wiE of the city bust nitfbt. hours after the noontime raid, tritb smoke Continued on Face 21 States' Rights, Feud Issues Block Flood Control Act Early- Vote on Billion Dollar Bill Delayed; geek More State Power WASHI.VCTOX Effort of Ben-ate leader la brine the billion dollar flood control bill t"a rote early next week were imperiled today by personal controversies and an issue over rights of Mate to block federal river programs. Democratic Senate Leader Bark- :cy, toicine disappointment over tti,JW progtKhB on the bill, sought to keep senators in session today. but they declined and recessed until Monday. I nprwiedesiled (Male Authority The next major decision may be on the O'Mahouey-Millikin amendment, backed by 22 senator, to give states unprecedented authority to express t vies on river project and to make j interests of irrigation paramount to those of navigation in the west. j The proposal, sponsored by Sens. I o Mahoney tVI B Colo., wou Wyo.. and Millikin ould reuuire army en-. Jgineers to submit proposed projects to governors, who would have the the measure. j lie reau to tne senave a campaign ; (Continued on Page 2) I c - . Jit rr', ArmoreO Infantry tlllS , , e r VVJUttRittS OT taema; Seize Five Bridges i ROME Armored patrol and infantry of (he British Eighth Armv; have reached the ouukirt of FaenzJ In an all-out attack across the Cosina River. Gen. ir Henry Maitland' ( todav. The drive followed the capture of j flv? bruJe acro" ,,,e toina thc. ' f vy German counter-, I ack. Once the crossing was sec- j . ""! ""ks poured across the river land brought (he Tommies to the. edge of Ka'-nza. a town about twenty miles northwest of Forll on tbe 1 Rimini-Bologna highway running u; tbe eastern side of Italy. Polish troops operating farther to the south in conjunction with th- drive on Faenza were Kiiid to have! made coniderable gains. (anrftiiier, nn tstg f I P I'pton C1oe Resiles Case For Concrefts Committees HOLLYWOOD Charging tha' public interest is at stake in the matter of ridio centiorirhip, L'pton Clofr. not d i utbor and radio eou.iueiitator. recent l barred from the NBC net-uork, said last night be milt take hi case before tbe senate and hourv committees on Interstate commerc Close, who returned to Hollywood : latit night from a national lecture tour, said he had received a telegram from E. K. Jett, who signed hini-s'lf as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, stating in part: ) "Determination of what coin men j tators should be used on n-twcrl: I programs is made by the networks! or by spensors, subject to network ' approval." The telegram. Close said, raises the question of "who censors comment ou tbe n-t moil; and mho aj-' points and removes such commenta tors." vest Pacific theater of. operations. r S A. Pvt. Eobert F. Allen, son of Mrs. Loraine Allen, who lives at Perrys- vijle. Ind. has been promoted to cor- Iporal. lie is a typiet with the Slst J . ! j ! " ' - I I j I I ' , 1 j i j j : trick J. Hurley as the new L'nitedtwill be good although, of course. It States ambassador to China, it wa I is quite difficult to reach everyone learned in official circles today. when an army is in contact with the Hurley's name was placed before J enemy on such a aide front a our," :n.,raiiKirun Cljianf Kai-Hhek as "Eisenhower said. j LONDON' Soviet troop tare captured the Important Hunrarian itown of Hatvan. tbe Cerutan Trans-i j ocean agency said today. I Hatvan, 27 mile northeast ol ! Budapest, is an Important junction on the mala railway running from Budapest into eastern Chechoslovakia. There ha been heavy fighting In the vicinity of the town for orer a week. Capture of Hatvan open tbe way for an outflanking sweep by the Red army north of (be Hungarian eapltaL MJNDOX A frontline correspondent for tbe Nazi Tracsoceaa ocv ned todav that Red army 7" . . ' . city of Miskolc, ti miles northeast of Budapest and 25 mile from tbe in Thick of Battle The city now la "In the (hick of tbe battle for Hungary," tbe enemy correspondent said. kiwn ' " ' " " - ' " Another Transocean correspondent reported (bat tbe Red army bis Continued on page I Eisenhower Pledges Support of Troops to Sixth War Loan Drive WASHINGTON. D. C. Gen. Dwlght D. Elsenhower, supreme Allied commander in Europe, said today (hat (he fighting American troops under his command "will go full out" to sonswrt the 14 billion dollar euth War Loan. In a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Morgentliau, Eisenhower said that a communication from Morgenthan and President Roosevelt, supporting tbe war bond drive in the European theater. "Will be used widely In an effort to stimulate sales." "I think that our over-all result "in any event i aiucereiy trust that the nevt war loan will go over with a rush and certainly we will try to do our part uere. I would appreciate it if you mould Inform tbe President that we will go full out to support the drive." .Continued on pago (I Death Ends Long Sport, Lan' Life Of Judge Landi NEW YORK. N. Y. Many names have been mentioned in recent spec-ulation over who would succeed baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Landis died in Chicago early today. Jamea A. Farley probably is the man who could get a unanimous vote of confidence from both major blagues, but be is said to prefer a more direct connection aa a club -o ii-r and has not auanaoneo: bis ambition to obtain eontioi of the New York Yank after the war. Gn. George C. Marshall, chief of staff of I". K Army, also is highly rard-d by bawball men, but of course is not available at this time However he nosy be a post-war possibility aftr bis retirement from the army. There is a growing sentiment a-uiotig the club owners, however, that an experienced baseball man one who knows baseball law thoroughly and has the background to fit into tbe job should be in the driver's seat. In this connection the name of Ford Frick, president of the National Ieague and former Nw York Journal-American baseball writer, is most frequently mentioned. , Tbe death today of Kenesaw Mountain Landis ended a career tliat j would have cromfl-j the lives ana taxed the energbs of two men. two big men. It was a career that m-as colorful and explosive because the ,000 Cornered Nazis Wage Desperate Battle To Escape Across Rhine; US French Lines Close on City WITH THE r. S. FTKKT AR-MV. Uermaay The battle for Hurtgen forest ended today srhea (he I . H. Pint Army conunandrdl ' by l.ieul. iiem. C'ouHney H. Hodg- rs cb-arrd (lie far ede of (bin ' stood and advanced siith fonr ; , mikrs of Ihiresj. -' One of (he biggest nnd bitterest . siege of (he ar thnc, eazae to aw end at dusk today aa (hi nnnr puohed out of this dense forest of llurtgen. lb-fore them lies (lie Roer river and (he rolling- plains that l retch out (o (he Khine. PARI3 American Seventh Army troops poured through the Vos- .!!.- mountain passe today, welding;" tighter the iron ring around S0.00O ' Nazi troop whose best units fought desperately to bold open a thin es- cape line across the Rhine bridges at Strasbourg at tbe northern tip of tka trap. (The British radio, heard by CBS. quoted the German DNB agency an admitting "Strasbourg is in Allied hands." , IN-ny Khine Crooking; The Seventh army push strengthened the American-French corridor stretching into Straebourg from Saverne to (be northwest, but offi-j rial spokesmen at Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower' headquarter denied flatly that armored patrols Bar crossed the Rhine. German troop 'are at both ends of the Strasbourr bridge, sources said. Tightening the Jaw of the Straa. bourg-Mulhouse pincers around Mk i-naiinaei, wn awaw ft . . j , German Oil Plants ' Bomlied in Steady " 1 Allied Air Attacks LONDON More than 1.000 Am erU-an and British heavy bombers escorted by over 1,000 fighters attack ed tbe Leuna oil plant at Merseburs; and tbe marshalling yards at Bin gen, east of Mainz, by daylight today In continuation of tbe non-stop aerial war against Germany. During the night RAP Mosquito bombers attacked Berlin. .The Nazi home radio's aircraft warning system, monitored by FCCJ fn N"w York, made four announce ments between 11 a. m. (0 a. m EWTl and noon. "A bomber forma tion Is over and approaching west ern Germany," said the first announcement, at 11:30 a. m., the German said a formation was approaching' Thuringia. then, later warned of Allied planes over Saxony and the Magdeburg-Dessau area.) Air activity moved on a non-stop basis to Germany since the day's) damn, scores of fighters crossing and recrossing the Dover 6t raits where one of the largest forces of heavy bombers was seen going out. Wallace Funeral Sen ices Set For Sunday at 2 p. mu Funeral services for Andrew Wal lace. 72. of Plymouth, former Clia-ton resident, will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. Mr. Wallace made his home i? Clinton for 3U years before movlnf to Plymouth a few years ago. He is survived by tbe widow. Ellea tmo sons, Elmer and John of Plymouth; one daughter, Mrs, Margaret Bradley of Plymouth, five brothers) a ud three sisters of Clinton. .. Funeral services were held Friday in Plymouth and the body wa brought to the Frist Funeral Home here for continued services Sunday at 2 p. m. Burial will be In the Riverside Cemetery. oUDtiaj nCDOOl QpeCUUlBtS At Presbyterian ChlirchM Both Presbyterian Churches of Clinton will entertain a committee of Bunday school specialist on Nor. i. according to Rev. K. C. Unbare, of The members of this group come from the committee on Christian Education and is directed by Ban V. Andrews, executive secretary. The committee will make a visit to each Sunday school department and class in the morning and the afternoon will be given to group and private conferences, The climax will be at 7:16 . n. at the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church when Mr. Andrews rives the sermon ''Preserving Our Future.' LONDON. England. decisive battle of all history is now being foughl in (he Aachen gap on (he northwestern border of Ger - many, according to the opinion ex- pressed today by Allied military observer. This battle, raging on a twenty mile front where Field Marshal Von Rundstedt has thrown in twelve Na- " T'"" "r Cologne. Allied Progress Sbmed of the best troops left in the Cer- man army, coupled with the heavy rain of the past few days. Is making progress slow and painful for the American and British forces. The belief is beginning to grow that without a spell of fair weatb- er to give (be A!l!es (he full advanl - age of a mighty iir support this wrestHng match in tbe mud with 'Continue on pare 31 Lower Production Coal Sel For Indiana Farmers IXDJAXAPOLIS. Ind. Indiana farmers uld see clearly today what is expected of thra in f!ie way of food and fiber production during Farm leaders m4 undr AAA sponsor is hip to consider the recommendation of the W ar Food Agency, and with certain exception ap-prov-d the proposed quota 8, Changes were made in wheat and oats recommendations by state leaders because a Hoosit-r wbat acr-age of l.WZJi(t acres, more than was asked, already fs seeded. Oats was reduced to IJSG.t'OG ares for 1945, as an adjustment. A suggestion that sugar bet production b-greatly fucrasd was vetoedt because a sugar bet prote!ng p.aut at lecatur. tb only one in Indiana, was closed last y-ar. fcearly announcement was expected of a WFA program to "lityuiUat?" some of the state's laving flocks in (Continued on J'age Zt In response to Eisenhower's pleas right to investigate and make re-jiugton. and mounting demands for tactical ' ports. Meantime congressional action. Hurley was sent (o China earlier operations In the Pacific. WPB and ' would be delayed. ! this year a a personal representa- War Manpower Commission plan an I The senators backing the proposal live of President Roosevelt to dis-Immediate recruitment drive for sought a compromise with Ben. Over- cuss military and economic questions more than additional work- ton (D La., in charge of (he bill, with (he Generalissimo. He remained era for ammunition plant expansion, but suecess of their efforts was in China after the recall of General An extra 2.2t workers must be questionable. j Joseph W. Stilwell, and the resig- a.dded to the present SS.41'0 now i -Feud fJetay Anion j nation of Gauss, producing small arms ammunition Sharp interchanges between Sens, j Hurley, who is CI years old, lias and cores in some nine cities. Fif- Aiken KI Vt and Overton with a been nerving during the past eight teen thousand must be found to rival "feud" between Sens. Clark months as military adviser to Chl-boost brass atrip production for bul-, I Mo., and Murray (D) Mont., ang. According to Washington re-et jackets at plant in Connecticut, j delayed action on amendments. j ports, one of bis main jobs has been Cleveland and Chicago. j Aiken, advocate of the Great to pursuade Chiang to cooperate faetum to Full Operation 1 Lake- t. Lawrence seaway, attacked with tbe Chinese communists in Krug said four to five months Overton for his opposition to the 'northern China, will be required to place some plants seaway while he Is chairman of a j Hurley was sent on a secret mis-i full oueration due to cutbacks ! commerce subcommittee handling ; sion to Moscow last year, where be the new ambassador to succeed Clar- euce K. ;auss, nuo resigned auout a month ago. and who returned to this country early (his week. It Is understood ilia( Hurley's nomination wilt be acted upon next Tuesday by the Chinese executive yuan. The next step official announcement would from be an Wash- became well-informed on the Soviet aimuae ivvaiii tue cuuiiuuuivn- nationalist controversy in China. a little Belgian town 6tb September" the letter begins. "In the same time I would to ex-preits to you our grateful gratitude) for tbe liberation of our country by American soldiers. Words can never said bow is our gratitude tomard you. "May God keep you and yours happy throughout the future years. "When you write to your husband you say to him if be meets his friend William Turner anothr member of tbe tnotortxHl infantry group to which Pvt. Mazly belongs he says to him that his friends from Saint-Hubert thanki very much to him and hopes to s him again soon-Thank you for this. "Excuse my English because I am not explain us vry well. Fincerely. Family Iefbre. Gratitude for Liberation of Belgium Written to Clinton Soldier's Wife NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IK SERVICE The CcUntonian welcomes any news of relatives or friendsj in the armed services for this column. PHOXE 32 about a year ago when officials felt that "we had ammunition to ourn. With thirty million rounds of .30-eajibre bullet for small rifles and machine guns currently being produced each month. Krug said this rate must be doubled as soon as possible. The WPB chiefs statement emphasised the rapidly shifting battle needs overseas and recalled his earlier warning that 40 per cent of the munition programs were benind schedule with 2 per cent listed ar critical. Beviesr Aurhorizatione WPB plans to review "spot authorizations" for civilian production j I j j Pvt. Charles O. Hutson. whose his next assignment will be deter-a-ife. &lrs. Lillian Hutson. lives at mined. 12S South Fourth street, has en-j pfe. gilterman served 23 montli- fn the dPinatfl areas wun s (try to obtaining? the needed manpower! fe Mawly is a m?mber of the for amoiunition plants. Krug said. jJaHWMj F0urtn u. vision. h,( jthe Kormandy Ix-aefa on D-day and Glacier Priest to Speak na continued through France and At Terre Haute TueisdaV j Belgium until now H U fiKhtini? In Father Bernard E- Hubbard. (th Hurtgen Foret area inside the known as the "Glacier Priest", will lOrman Reich. appear in person at the Studnni The letter received by Mrs. Masely ."Pua - der Kiier" Itlvisi.in of Lt. (ien.ithe Hill Crest and First Presbyterian Mark w. Clark's Fifth Army in Churches. Written in aitkward Enzliuh phrase tut ehming itfa tli iueer- ity of aa bouuraule cation, a itur wac received this e?k fey Mrs. Louu jUazely of Clinton from a itWian family who had met her huei-acd. Pvt. Louis Mazely. with the Amer-imn liberation fore in that eoun- wiHd"-u bk""" " uur""'"' and two of his companions taken in tbe little BHjnan villa. The mea-av.e ras written by the Family Le-febvre. Rue de la Convenerie 42. Sain Hubert. Lux-Belgigue on Oct-1. shortly after the liberation of IlWjsiunj by the Americans. "Madam. I am happy can nd you a picture of hut band when be was in niand aircraft radio mechanic school at Truax Field, it was annou-i need today by the post commander.) Pvt. Hutson s parents. Mr. and , Mrs. ?kHi Hutson, live on route 2, i Clinton. U.P.A. Mr. and Mrs. David fituiih have received word from their nephew. I'll WavA Uxrt riatoo is si-1 1 . P.P. A Pfe. Sidney M. Silverman, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Silverman of : outh pourtn street, has returned ron service outside tbe continental! United States and is now being pro-: ieessed through the Army Ground and Service Forces Redistribution ution in Miami Beach, FU. stiere, . "Judne" was just that, colorful audi. . , ' . explos.ve. with.. irons do. of hon- h Engine Overhaul Suuadron on ... i rthe south Pacific. On the federal bench, he could just as easily alap down tbe Stand ard Oil Company as he would a pet tr counterfeiter. This Inteerity car- ' I Italy. 1 .8 A. Cpl. K. Edgar Humphrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Humphrey of South Tenth street, has been tran- sfenvd from Camp Butner, S. C Fort Jackson. 6. C. according to to word received by bis parents. i it. A Pvt. Leonard Steffey of Camp j Croft. S. c, son of Mr. and Mrs. 1 John Ktefjey of St. Berniee has gone (tonunued on Pace Z. t'nion Auditorium in lerre naui on , Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 8 p. m. Father Hubbard will brin Ms newest natural color motion .picture wititU?d "Post-War ALaska" and will lecture with the showing of the pU--. ture. He If to be presented under th '"auspiceiS ot the .Vwman riub p" "Indiana UJLe, TeabeiB CoJK-ge. 'Somethine like that helps make tried over to baseball, where as hish up for a lot of things." Mrs. Mazely commissioner be held the contra-1 said. .jdieiory position of being paid 4U. - Pvt. Mazely has been in the army j " a year by the club owners to Continues on Fuft j, ' idMitlunca on Bax.