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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countit THE WKATffKK Rain tonight and early Thursday followed by partly cloudy. Slightly colder tonight. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No. 19687 CLINTON, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1944 Volume 32 Number 237. E fo)fo) mm Price inree uems. .i . COLLABORATOR Inner Siegfried Lirnder US Threat as Third Army Pounds Deep Into Saar Basin Defenses w swim 'MrM" t V x n,ri 1 Russians Spring Big Offensive at Budapest; Columns Near Austria TankJedUeS. Lines Slam At j Atlanta Prisoners Mutiny, Hold Four Guards as Hostages ATLANTA, Ga. James V. Bennett, Federal Director of Prisons, said today that the approximately 26 convicts at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta who staget! a revolt still were turning a deaf far to all ap-enls to surrender. The men. with foirj guarrtB as hostages, are in control of the five-story secregation building at the prison, Bennett said. Have Knives, Razors Although the men w ?ie reported to be without firearms, persons fa-milar with the prison pointed out that a barber shop 1b la the segregation building and thai the convicts have access to razoos, knives, scissors and other instruments. Early today two truck loads of soldiers arrived at the prison but Bennett denied they would be used in connection with the revolt. He said they moved in for their usual weekly ly target practice on the prison groundB. Bennett said that so far no force has been used either by prison officials or the convicts and declared that no one has been injured. Officials refused to confirm or deny a report that the revolt started Monday night. Continued on page S) Difls In France FRENCH EXECUTE h K2' est 4-Atf ( a m muMi muiii J. , i l? ' Civil War In Greek Capital Rises in Fury British Paratroops Back Greek Regulars; Battle In Center of City, Elas Spreads General Strike ATHENS, Greece. Fighting and disorders in the strike-crippled city of Athens reached a new pitch of intensity today when British paratroopers broke into communist headquarters in the center of the capital after blowing down the doors with grenades and seised about 40 prisoners. The majority still were armed and the group included a number of women. Firing still was in progress from an adjoining building. General Strike Spreads The general strike spread to the port of Patras, where Elas (Greek liberation militia) forces disarmed 100 members of the right-wing national militia. The situation also was reported deteriorating at Salonika. One British officer was killed and a British soldier was wounded seriously in a claRh along the road to Piraeus, apparently with Elas forces attempting to make their way Into the troubled capital. The Elas units are militia forces of the left-wing EAM (National Liberation Front). British Tank, Paratroops Join British tanks and paratroops participated In renewed efforts to halt the bloodshed resulting from battles between the Elas and government police and military forces. British operations were directed against machine-gun nesls set up on roofs and in buildings. The Elas forces were reported dropping homemade bombs from structures which they hold. ... (Continued on page 6) f " -ji v. ''V'V -..-! I, liecil A FRENCH COUABORATIONI5T is pictured here as his execution takes place in Rennes, France. The collaborator is fa'.tins as the rope which held him to the stake flies free, severed by liui'-t !. and splinters fill the air. The photo was snapped at the -Instant bullets from a French firing squad hit the victim who collaborated with the Nazis. This is an official U. S Signal Corps ph. to. (iati rnatioaal) Dogged Yank Infantry Scores Cains Through Mud, Rain, Japs on Ley.e lAKNDON, Enlfilil. The Uus-slaiis ojK'ned an all-out attack a-p;alnst HildaiHt, capital of Hungary, yesterday, the Nazi DNB u-gniKy reported today. The Nazi agency said that the Russians had reached the west liank of Hie Danube from Csejirl Island, south of Budapest. MOSCOW. Russia. Soviet forces crushed westward in southern Hungary and northern Yugoslavia today along a 150-mile front, scoring gains of up to 20 miles and reaching the shores of Luke Bnl.tton where they seised German positions slightly more than 50 m!lfn from the Austrian border. Throw In Reserves The Soviet communique disclosed bitter fighting in soiitlieasle-ll Hungary where the Germans brought up reserves and threw them Into buttle directly at tlie end of their long march in a despefpte atteirpt to Mop the progress of the Red army steam-j roller across the muddv Hungirlni plans. Incomplete reports, Morcfjv, said 'revealed that more than soon Ger-Imans and Hungarians had born 'killed and another 750 captured in series of futile counter-attacks which failed to keep the Soviet third Ukrainian army from cutting the rail line at several points on the southern shores of Lake Bala-I ton and capturing the key commun-! ications hub of Szigetvar,. 13 miles from the Yugoslav border. Advance I'p Itiver Farther south the Russians advanced 13 miles along the northern bank of the Drava river to seize several towns and -villages including some important rail points. In the fighting which engulfed Szigetvar, the Red army forces overran more than 120 other towns and villages and to the west of captured Nagybajon came nearest the Austrian border. (The Swiss radio quoted a "British correspondent in Moscow" as stating that Soviet tanks had swept to the Austrian border but ithere was no confirmation of the report i Continued on page 3) George Bakas, 59, Siiccuiti1)8 Today At Union Hospital George Bakas, 59. of 1301 North Eighth Street, died at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute at G:10 a. m. today following a year's illness. Mr. Baltas was formerly a Clinton coal miner and has made his home in this vicinity for the past 30 years. He is survived by the widow. Maggie; three sons. Albert, in the II. S. Army somewhere in France. John, in the U. S. Army in Persia, and fleoree or Han r rancisco, aiu., uiiu . ,. n....u ..J nUCfiS. The bodv was taken to tho Karon- ovich Euneral Home and will be rrturned to tho residence Thursday, dav at 10 a. m. at the residence with Eather B. Shea officiating Burial will be the Walnut Grove cemetery. Money Committee Pares Funds For Present Agencies Supplemental Funds Are Sought By Administration In Navy, Executive Corps WASHINGTON, D. C. An economy-minded House Appropriations Committee today slashed $161,024,-895 from an administration request for new funds for the present fiscal year. The committee, reported to the ouse the first supplemental appro- i II prtation bill for !)4( containing new appropriations of $415,324,712, plus fifty-three million 2l thousand dollars In rcapproprlations for the Navy and the Public Health Service and ten million dollars in added contractual authority to the Navy, a total of $478,524,712. The bill makes appropriations to juddIv deficiencies in executive de partments for the flBcal year ending I June 30, 1944 and for prior nscai years and to provide supplmental ap pripriations for the tiscal years ena-ing June 30, 1945 and June 30. 1946, as well as for other miscellaneous purposes. t (Continued on Page 6) St. Bernice Ex-Railroader Dies Suddenly Tuesday Leonard Martin, 60, died sudden ly at his home ill St. Bernice laBt night at 8:30 p. m. He was born in Edgar County and is a former railroader of the West Clinton yardB. Mr. Martin made his home in St. Bernice and vicinity nearly all his life time. He was a member of the lour Lodge at Jonestown. Surviving are his wife, Madge; one daughter, Mrs. Audry Gowen, St. Bernce; three grandchildren; one brother, Hheuben Martin. Paris, III.; and two sisters, Mrs. Alvie Runyan, Fargo. Okla., and Mrs. Celia Newton. Scotland, III. The body will remain at the Frist Funeral Home until Thursday and then returned to his homo In St. Bernice. Funeral services will be held at p. m. Friday with Rev. O. W. Shaffer officiating. Burial will be In the Sugar Grove Cemetery. Saareguemmes Patton Forces Four New River Crossings in Hard ' Drive to Saar; Artillery Bombs Saarbrucken Area PARIS, France. American Third Armv infantrymen and tanks streamed acrosB the Saar river through six bridgeheads today and ' hammered their way into the city of Sarreguemines in a giant thrust; which threatened to entrap a large' body of Nazi troops. Score Seven-Mile Gain Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton's advancing divisions hurled their tank- led spearheads across the baar between Merzig and Saarlautern to bring to Bix the number of bridgeheads in their possession and, In- a rapid seven-mile gain, thundered ln- o the outskirts of Sarreguemines.-, Other patrols crossed the Saar loyth of Merzig, bastion city whlen a.lled to stall the Third Army's push nto the outer defenses of the west-wall. ' . Rrwoid Artillorj' Bonrtiardinent : . ' The artillery bombardment pour- . d into Saarburuken was perhaps i he most sustained and powerful of he war in Europe to date. Aachen oceived most of its attention from; Mlied bombing planes, but Pattor mi'arentiy lias chosen to rely uponj Mi! guns and It appeared likely thatj iPonrlnneA on page- V) . . ; Third Extension Of Dec. 7th Trial -j Voted in Congress i WASHINGTON, D. C. CongreBS today extended for another si months the time for trial of any per-! ions found responsible for the Pearl larbor disaster a possibility al-eady ruled out for the duration by he Army and Navy. j . a Qnnato resolution extending the - tatute of limitations covering Peart harbor prosecutions until June 7, !94 5, was approved without change iy the House and sent to the White, louse. ' The statute would have expired to-norrow, the third anniversary of the tap sneak attack upon the nation's-ire-war "Gibraltar of the Pacific". : It was the third extension voted-iy Congress. - The resolution against extends the; ime in which courts-martial. If any. nay be held for Rear Admiral Hus-J band E. Kimniel and Maj. Gen. Wal-:r C. Short, 1941 commanders &t Pearl Harbor and any other officers.' The Secretaries of War and Navy,' in a joint announcement last Friday; stated that no courts-martial were warranted on the baais of investigation conducted by Army-Navy Boards of Inquiry. The extension was approved with a u in i iiui in of debate, and within a few minutes after the Senate resolution was called up by House Majority Leader McCormnrk (D) Mass.. In sharp contrast to the extended proceedings last June. Pep. Short IK) Mo., explained that because of the shortness of time remaining before the stalute expires. In; would interpose no objection to hy-pahsitig his own resolution In favor of the Senate measure. Short's resolution would have dl-r'cti'd the Secretaries of War and N:ivy to dlvulce to Congress the report of the Army-Navy Boards of Inquiry. tCnnttuoe nn nrc 8) Saturday, Dec. 9, Set As Citv Waste Taper Day Saturday will be pick-up dav for Die city's waste paper. It will be sent to war. All waste paper including newspaper, wrapping paper, paper bags, paper cartons, magazines, books, office-files and everything made 01 paper will be picked up by tb Clinton Boy Scouts and the boys of the Sacred Heart Church if you will place it on your curb hy 9 a. m. Saturday. Iec. 9. PLEASE TIH YOUR BUNDLE;; SECURELY If you live in rural territory please bring your bundle-into the city limits and place it at the curb. V 4, Smashing British Drive Seizes 3 Adriatic Centers Disorganized Nazis Fall Back Before 8th Army Push ; 5th Scores Gains ALLIED IIKADQl'AHTKKH, Italy. The apiMjfntment of Lieut. ;en. Luclaii K. TiiiM-ott tx succeed Lieut. Gen. .Mark W. Clark as Coiiiinnniler of the Allied Fifth Army in Italy was announced officially today. , Gen. Clark receirtly was named Deputy Kiipii-iiie Ciiimiiaiider in the Mediterranean theater. LONDON, England. Britain answered the Indirect American criticism concerning the United Kingdom's interference in Italian political affairs today by pronouncing her policy unchanged. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden declared in the House of Commons that Britain's views will be In no wav modified" as a result of a statement by U. S. Secretary of Slain Edward Stettinlus declaring America wishes in no way to influence Italy's political determination. ROME. Italy. The victorious I. A.. fnnnoH west- ward from Hie captured Italian (Continued" on page 3) Attempt Made to Mole! Keeords Of State Election INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Washington Invest ig.itors of the Indiana ,,riii.n today probed attempted sabotage of their own operations. The Senate Green Committee probers have learned that their office in the Claypool Hotel was entered and an attempt made to open a steel filing case which contained evidence gathered In the investigation of alleged fraud in the Nov. 7 election. Someone had bored peepholes In a deor and an effort had been made to jimmy the door hinge. As a result headquarters for the inquiry was shifted from the hotel to Room :i02 Federal Building. Harold Buckles, chief of the investigators, said attempts to enamine or destroy evidence were without success. A person, who gave his address as "city" had occupied an adjoining! room during three days of the Investigation. A Green subcommittee, composed of Senators Thomas Stewart (D) of T'Minessee and Joseph H. Ball (R) of .Minnesota will conduct an official hearing in the Federal Building Dec. 1R. j 1 ja ! i I I j "Hill Hur-aell L. Reed ;I2. 'ii'ilder of ore of the Army'; hiLMii aw;. r'!;-- the Legion of Merit aw ci !l in a hospital in France ),:; parents. Mr. and Mrs. Josepi of 960 Elm Street, were inform .-d today by the War Depart inent. SSgt. Reed, who had been In tin Army since June 29, 1941, Mas i et. ran of the North African, Sicil jaii and Italian campaigns, lit 'f awarded the Legion of Merit foi outstanding heroism in action on tin Anzlo beachhead. From Italy he was transferred t France and had been In action then until illness forced him to enter ! hospital for treatment. He had bee-overseas for nearly one and a hal years at the time of his death. The last letters received bv th family mid by his fiancee. Miss Car line Alt:er of Clinton, were dal- oer eii:i;t weeks ago. Horn in Clinton. Aug. 6. -1 "1 Reed atimded and was graduate' from Clinton schools. After going li to the service six months befnr 1'enrl Harbor, ho received trainiii at Fort Sill, Okla. and Camp Cliafei Ark. Peo'ds the parents. RRet. Kt-e i irvived by thr-e brothers. Ri'-I ard of Indianapolis; Set. Holier Peer, stationed In New Zealand m:t rfc. Hnlnh Peed: three sisters. .AT;: he! of Indianapolis. Helen E. o Nohlesvillo and Martha, at home. ATntr;rnrl Air Fleet American iH T r IC Kl Strikes at German Oil, Transport Areas LONDON, England. Fleets C American bombers and fighters car ried the sky campaign against Cer many's synthetic oil plants and ral' lines to a new peak today, smashing by daylight against objectives ii , , f,,..,f,,i 1116 TirK o""'" M- ''''. IU " '.'. ,,, "" Liberators backed by some 8t f flrttcr. hammered the b.g synthetic icmni". centrating on the bomb-scarred na layout, and then dropped tons M:'ti,!iue mii tint:- i and Gay Lee Wright. On the two A and two P. Hit are: Mary Ann Ballock, Norma Lee Boaz. Stanley Bumgardner. Joan Pic!:? Joseph Fenoglio. Stove Giordano. Volando Greco. Dorothy Guinn. Martha Jennings, Eileen Kelley. Iir.o-gene Lawson, Katherine Mazely, Julius Metsek, Patty Nolan, John Owens and Caroline Whitcomb. In Junior High School, six Seventh Grade studentB were listed on the honor roil while 15 gained honorable mention and in the eighth (Continued on Page 2) XJEN. MACAKTHUKS HEAD-Ameri- UUARTERS, Philippines. can Doughboys on Leyte iBland continued today in their doitged battle to push Iheir lines forward in the vital Ornioc valley in a drive hampered by enemy tank-paced counterattacks and heavy rains. General Douglas MacArthur's Wednesday communique revealed that the battle for Leyte is being waged on roads and trails which llave Deen converted into quagmires b contlnllng torrential rains. (Continued on Page 5) 77iree Days Left to Bay Gifts for Yanks In Indiana Hospitals 1 Three shopping days till Christ-maa that is the Christmas gifl "for a Yank who gave '. A gift for a wounded or disabled serviceman or servicewoman in one of Indiana's four army hosiptals is the aim of t lie project sponsored jointly by come-, Ian Eddie Cantor and the American Legion. Louis J. Lenistra, Clinton, commander of the Sixth District of the Indiana Legion, today reminded prospective gift-givers of the Dec. 10 deadline for the holiday gilts. Many Clinton merchants are cooperating in the plan with window displays and as collection centers where the gifts may be taken. The giftB will be sent to Terre Haute on Dec. 11 and from lliern to Indianapolis where they will be wrapped and distributed to the various Indiana hospitals in time for Christ mas Day. Nearly 4, on" giftn have been collected throughout the state, Mr. Lenistra said, and more are expected before the Dec. 10 deadline. ! also added at least one rough-house raid to Saarbruiken s troubles. Diner cities in the same region, including Sweibrucken, Neunkirchen and Kaiserlaulern also were bombed and seen smoking. This means that the remainder of German territory not yet crossed by Allied troops is step by Btep coming under fire. But the Germans are striving stubbornly to exact 11th hour use out of the Saarbrucken network of railways and highways and are believed to be evacuating all sorts of machinery and tons of coal. Concentrate on Marshalling Taiils A couple of days ago air observers counted 15 loaded freight trains in one marshalling yard while other de- Congress Heads For Battle With FDR on "Freeze" WASHINGTON. D. C. The 78th Congress In its dying days headed today for conflict with President Roosevelt over proposals to "freeze" Social Security pay-roll taxes for another year. Senate approval of the House action Perhaps by Friday night was forecast, with an almost certain Presidential veto awaiting Congressional action. The House passed the bill by a vote of 262 to 72. Sen. George (D) Ga., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said his group will consider the House bill tomorrow and may seek action on the Senate floor Friday. Both George and Sen. Vanderberg (R) Mich., who spearheaded the drive to prevent an automatic increase of one per cent each on employer and employe on Jan. 1, shunted aside suggestions that the "freeze" be applied to a bill which the President would not veto. "Personally I don't believe we .should put It on some other bill." said George. "I would see no advantage In attaching it to another bill, unless It were the Second War Powers Act. and that may be passed before the Social Security bill reaches the floor." Vandenberg. elated by tho top-heavy House vote, also said that the President was entitled to a "clear bill" so that he can veto It if he wishes. The House vote provided a margin of 20 more than necessary to override a veto. The size of the "freeze" vote surprised leaders on the Ways and- Means Committee, which presented It. While Mr. Koosevelt has not expressed himself on the "freeze" pro posal. he vigorously opposed a siin liar action by CongUss last year and Democratic leaders believe li will veto the measure if it reaclie him. Mrs. Nancy Featherland nipsi in Hnsnital A an " ' 1 Mrs. Nancy Featherland. 69. of Fairvlew. died at the ermiilion County Hospital at 4:30 a. m. today following a five years illness. Mrs. Featherland Is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Ida Crumley and Mrs. Vernie Smith, both of In-i-niia. three sons. John Bell. Gary. Noel Bell, Indianapolis, and Tarkington Baker of the lT. S. Navy, now somewhere In the Atlantic: four grandchildren, and one sister. Mrs. Clara Reynolds of St. John. Kansas. The body was taken to the Krisi Funeral Home and will remain there for funeral services at 1:30 p. m. Frldav. Burial will be in the Shirley Clinton School Honor Lists Include Twelfth Army Corps Hurls Tons Of Shells Into Nazi Saarhruckcn Posts 193 Students in Grade, Hteh Classes One hundred and ninety three erts, Betty Strimaitls and Edith Vel students of the Clinion grade, jun- Iri. ior and senior high schools were I The three A li?t include Aim: placed on the schools' honor roll I J. Bumgardner, Jake Cnnnilv. honorable mention lists, at the , lev Cottrcll. M: r;lvn Crawford, close of the second six weeks of the I Ruth Ann Dowdy. John current semester, it was announced i Margaret Ann Gross. M iry Knmara-today by E. C. Boyd, superintendent : ta. Harbnra Mill-r. M.,i ion Ni.-lsi-n, of schools. I Betty Oliver. Ruby Peck, JUrg..- n-, Senior Hieh School ' Petty. Hr.b Powell. Victor Tuis-ro. ON THE 12th CORPS FRONT. Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton's big guns during the last seven days have pumped roughly S.000 Bhells into Saarbrucken in their non-atop punishment of key targets ill Hitler's plebescite city, a checkup revealed today. Although the ground troops still are battling in the German defense belt about seven miles from the city. Saarbrucken's southwestern a p-proaches. four marshalling yards, its bridges and other military targets have been under the b-.eady fire of 240 howitzers throwing more than 350 pounds per shell. Batteries of eight-inch guns of 200 pounds per shell and Long Toms also have main students received four A's at the end of the grading period, 16 received three A's and a B or C while 16 received two A s and two B's. The four A list includes Pete Ai-rola, Charles Antonini. Virginia Brown, Bob Counsell, rleno roll. Julia Ann Giovaninl, Charles Gun-noe, Elizabeth Hain. Louann Jackson, Bill James. Adele Marietta. Frank Marelll, Louie Marelli, Frank Morris. Marian Munson, Donald O'-Bradovich. Mary Ellen Payton, Dolores Perona. Joe Perona, Margaret Pianl, Kenneth Rlgonl. James Roh- tained a ceaseless bombardment of j pots were equally busy. I pon re-the town. . celpt of these tidings, artillery tuuilMMv Most Sly crews intensified tueir fire on those Low-hanging storm clouds hamli- j targets, rap observation except for occasion-1 German batteries are replying at glimpses, but bombing formations. (Continued on page 6),

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