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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home JNWspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Conntit Mailed In Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No 19687 mr. WEATHER Cloudy will' "Kilt rain this afternoon, tonight and Friday morning. Not much change in temperature. Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1944. Volume 32 Number 233. nn InJ nn TITO IN GREECE OHIO BOY FIGHTS Third Army Forces Bore Within 5 Miles of SaarbrnV- is 1st t , New Deal Is Stirred Over 4 Appointments Senate Disapproval Of Four State Department Posts Mounts; Returned To Committee for Study nuns inree unve . "vsj.si iiaao- V y f Key Industry Centers Under B-29 Attacks Giant US Planes Usher In 4th Year of War With Japs With Blows At Key Enemy War Production K-211 BASE, Haijian. VU Jia-y iUuiio.l A !air of B-as fijv-iKunbed tiie Tokyo indantrial -UM'front auta, fitart,ifi: at h-&sx Ncvcn fu-efe witliin view of Uie em-IKwh-'s ilacet lawt niiit. The- Jaiin:w wci-e ompletly unaware of tlie imminence of dan-gev until tlie IkwiiIw struck- The city wa alilaze with Igrfit to tlie faitJimt siiliurl) and bo blackout attemit was nutde- Even Khips crowdliti; Uie twrtwr were liRhted as if for, a rvatui. Third Anniversary cf Pearl Harbor See Final Blows Nearing for Axis forces today marked the v.l.ieli threw the I'nited WASHINGTON'. D. . America' lit'ht'nr fl irH ntinit or :nw of the 7'earl liariior attack ! Palton Drills j Into FormacV Beats Off Foe Relentless ITS Advance Tears Into Saar Defense; Artillery Keeps Steady Attack on Saarbrucken PARIS, France. The United S'Ltes- into war by pouring .'.estruction cn tlie Japanese and beating at Germany's inner fortress. It has been a Ions, hard thr years elnce the Japanese pulled their sneak attack on Pearl Harbor..Jut Japr.n and Gel-many re now on the defensive, with the Allies marching on the road to Tokyo and Berlin. i v , i ;ir a n Red Breakthrough IIea;lm? for Nazi line at Budapest Giant Soviet Columns Claw 18 Miles From City, German Dispatches Admit LONDON, England. A big Soviet breakthrough north of Buda-pesr where the Germans have been fighting to prevent the Red army from closing around the Hungarian capital was reported by Berlin to day nnrthwoster - After advancing in THE MAN at the right is Aris Velouchiotis, burly-looking Greek And-artic leader, and with him is his youthful aid, Louis Petropoulacos, 15, from Cleveland, O. The boy, who went to Greece from America in 1930 has gone through 15 battles against the Nazis. The formld-ible ammunition belt U not an adornment. f International i WASHINGTON, D. C. A New , Deal revolt threatened today to i force senate rejection of florae of President Roosevelt's appointments ' to top-ranking state department j .nost.R. t The revolt, so strong and unexpected that it stunned Democratic senate leaders, alRQ may wreck the proposed reorganization of the department in preparation for peace and postwar problems. Upturn 4 Nominations By a vote of 37 to 27 the senate referred back to the foreign relations committee four nominations. They are: Joseph C. Grew, to be undersecretary of state, w. L. Clayton, Nelson A. Rockefeller and Archibald McLeish, to be assistant sec-creetaries. Leaders in the movement today declared that they construed senate action to mean that public hearings I will be held to ascertain the views of the four appointees on problems of peace and the world economic future. o Open Hearings Sen. Tom Connolly (D) Texas, chairman of the foreign relations committee, angered by the Benate action, declared that "we will see what we will do." He Bald he did not expect to hoid open hearings. The revolt has been stirred by Borne New Deal newspapers, including backers of Vice-President Henry A. Wallace and leaders of the liberal and left wings of the New Deal. Among tlie New Deal senators who refused the request, for Immediate confirmation were: Wagner and Mead, New York; Guffey, Pennsylvania; Murray, Montana; O'Ma- lllnntinued on page 8) Political Freedom Of Air Agreed In World Conference CHICAGO, 111. Delegations of 64 Allied and neutral nations were signing formal red-ribboned docu ments today as the international civ ' ' ly direction the Russians suddenly uncorked three separate attack, to . . ....,ti10 lrrtonHirf'Ktpin areas. British Airforce Strafes Leftist Outposts in Bitter Athens Battle il aviation conference drew toward (National Liberation Front) forces Its close. ' the 0rBpk important diplomats of the free The British airmen took to the world, with the execptlon of Russiwlkl"S at 8:15 to resume assaults swung soutn ana now are 10 mnee , north of Budapest, a German milita- ry spokesman said. Furious fighting was going on a- gainst armored spearheads which had penetrated the German lines. he added. This suggests that the Russians have readied the Danube north of the Hungarian capital, and means that thev now are closing in from tie north, east, south and eoutb- Vest. . pie govlet communique alBo told of a two-mile punch up the west hank of the Danube to within 30 miles of the Hungarian capital which engulfed the river town or Racz-Almas the communiouc mad ' no mention however of repenterl Berlin reports that nn all-out nttnel. had been opened against Hungary's first city. (The American broadcasting station in Europe, quoting reports from Ankara, said the Hungarian puppet government had abandoned Ftudapest in the face of the Russian drive and added that the Reds had hrol-en through on both sides of Lake rnla'nn alone a 140-mlle i. There wr-s nn confirmation of H;( i r r norl from other sources. ) ;lnrin'nrr ndvfpce of Gen. F1 0 To!bu!:liin,c prmy in smith f'oiitinuerj on pug" R Iakas Funeral Services To HpM Satvrdav Morning ("inUTrd SfM-vjeeq for George P l:as. 1"-01 XnrMi KigMh Pf v.j be held nt in a. m. Snturrlsiy in-stond of Thursday as was stated in Inst night's Ctlnlonian. Mr. Bakas died at the Union Hos nital in Terre Haute following n year's illness. He was formerly i; coal miner of Clinton and has made his home here for the past 30 years. The body was taken to the Kara-: novich Funeral Home and was re-! turned to the residence today. Fu-i neral services will be held Saturday with Rev. B. C Shea officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. , ! I : i ! t j ' ; , wore affixing their Rignat.ures to a . (mivmif inn cuff in e n n tt iiprmniiPii 1 i LONDON. England. Prime .Min ister Winston Churchill will face one of his BtormieHt political sessions since he became premier when thet,ioufle of Commons jnofits tomorrow to debate the civil war crisis in Greece. No danger of a government defeat is seen in London political circles but parly whips have circulated an alarm to insure a strong majority in tlie event the Socialist and Independent members try to force an election. ATHENS, Greece. Royal Air Force firliter planes went into ac- tion again early today to blast 'strongholds held by left-wing EAM ilKUimn rjitir mini laiiiu, tut- m j forces of the EAM. entrenched at The planes fired 20 millimeter shells into the Elas positions after (Continued on page 8) Saturday, Dec. 9, Set Ah City Waste Ri per Day Saturday will be pick-up day for the city'B waste paper. It will be sent to war. All waste p a p e r including newspapers, wrapping paper, paper bags, paper cartons, magazin-a. books, office files and everything made of paper will be picked up by the Clinton Hoy Scouts and the boys of the Sacred Heart Church if you will place it on your curb by 9 a. m. Saturday, Iec. 9. PLEASE TIE YOl'K BUNDLES SECURELY If you live in rural territory please bring your bundle into the t-it y limits and jdace it v.t civil aviation organization, and ln;W' ".01 o. ,ne m. p..m.i I. 8. Strength Vow t'unrise on Dec. 7, 5 941, found I. S. military prestipe at a low ebb. The I'acii'ic Fleet was out of action, it3 major battleships battereci and unnlile to firbt. An Army was being built up tinder the defense program. k defense -production prom-am wnf planned and buildine. but slowly. But the blow which Jap Rtmte-rists thought would immobilize America until Russia had fallen to the German Army and the European Axis partners could turn aL-nin-t the Allies had an opposite effect. American participation in the Avar diri not immediately turn the tide. I however. In the Far East, Japan, al most unopposed, swept through the ! Solomon Islands, the Philippines. ! the Netherlands East Indies, through Thailand and Burma to the borders of India, eastward to the GilbertB. Wake Island and onto American soil at Kiska and Attn. ! JfMS Vear of Itefeat But generally, the yenr 1S42 was one of Allied defeats. In North Af-'rica the Axis rolled to the gates of 'Egypt. It was not until Nov. 7, 1942. i that the U. K. was able to launch on I a major offensive when the North I African invasion took place. Sue- ! cessf ul bevond anticipation, it clear. .r1 "North Africa f the Axis, saved )ne ftiBdlterrnnonn route for the shipment of AlHed forces and slip- niP(! t0 0tber battlefronts and pave miiitnry leaders experience in actual enrtpet. Title Turns t'roii! th"n nn the tieV- turned in favor of the Allies. The North Afri-("'. Arii:y moved en inlo ,"i; 'h and up itie Italiun Iiii:iI. In 1 !M :: (hi- l;at-1!-- ,if rh'- -.liiTiiil'- r;"L-e( iiiifi r-oin-it (intlu ien on puge 'S ) Tiro Clinton 3iri Woinided in Ac?Io;i In French Tizhlir," Tv.-o Clinton men have been re- nrteti wounded in action in Franr this week, according to Wnr Depart - merit telegrams to the parents 1 Technical Sergeant lit fore Kperot-to. son of Mr. and Mrs. Bortol Sper-otto of KZC. North Ninth Rtroet vrs slightly wounded in action in France Nov. 3 7, a telegram received Dec. -1 informed his parents. TRgt. Sperotto was in action with the 95th Infantry Division with Gen. Patton's Third Army in France. Ho is now in a hospital somewhere in England. Mrs. Mary Fait, 1118 South Seventh Street, has received word from the War Department that her nun Pvt. Robert Fair. 25, was slightly wounded in action somewhere in Franco on Nov. 22. Pvt. Fair entered service in January. 1944, and was sent overseas last September. He is a member of the Tank Division. His wife. Kva, aud two year old son Ronny. are making their homo in Gary, lnd. Sgt. Daniel Win, Alliwine. son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Alliwine i f South Fifth street, has been enroll- ed at Scott Field. Army Air Forces Training Command radio school. In civilian life he was a grocery clerk and has lived in Zanesville and Riseville, O. Binee 1S33. U.S.A. Herbert R. Hert. of 42 Fouth Seventh street was recently promoted to the grade of technical sergeant, it was announced by his 15th AAF group headquarters. A top turret gunner. Sgt. Hert Is stationed in Italy with a veteran B-24 Liberator squadron that has served nearly a year in the Italian campaign, riying long-range bomb-j inr missions against key industrial; and supply strongholds throughout cenirai turope ana ine iiamans. Capt. Frank Fisher is now at-: tending the School of Military Gov- iemnient at Prineeton, N. J. His add-! j : ! i ! i I ; ! ! ; KEWS OF The Clintonian or friends this column. Stales lllira Aimy mixnauw town of Korbach less than fire mile from the great industrial ity' of Saarbrucken today amid widespread counter-attacks that cost the Germans heavily in tanks and armored vehicles. Iieut. Gen. George S. FattoB'-Third Army alone knocked wrt ten Nazi tanks in clearing pockets of re-' sistance in the Forest de Mont Bronn, seven miles northeast of Sarreunion. ' " , " ' First Hurls S Attack 1 Coincident -with the tinrelentioe Third Army drive toward Baarbrue- 'ken. the United States First Army The initial onslaught was made at 5 P. m. yesi.eraay a.m 450 yards by jiightfall. Some W prisoners were taken n brisk fight- i"K- r u hi tuny east of Inden. where they ran Into enemy "Tire. lAter report said ttar: thrust was continuing. The second attack came at V-m. last night in the area of Berg-stein. Slight progress a made to the northwest with a view to broad- ening the salient Jutting out from the town. These troops advanced to within 1.200 yards of the Roer rtv-f Continued .on vage 81 Eighth Army Takes Mezzano; Moving Close to Faenza HOME. Italy. The British BiKhth Army expanded it" drlye north or liberated Ravenna today BPizinK the important highway town of Mezzano and chasing the Germans out of the entire area east of the .La-mone river. 1 At the name time the long and ttiTTer name lur uie muzi-umu -wm- municatlons HUD or raenza nearea a climax as Polish columns, storm-! hip through stubborn German oppo-' Rltion. seized strategic Mount - San Kinuldo and occupied the town of Iirisighella. In Hrisighella. the Poles were on 'v seven muen bouuiwwii ui reuu. Tlie town was threatenea rrom xnv south as the British overcame a se-I ries of German counter-thrusts txt: expand their bridgehead across ths Lamone at that point, A British attempt to establish still another bridgehead across th. Lamone northwest of liberated Rue-si failed under pressure of a furious Nazi counter-attack. American. British and Indian troops with the U. 6. Fifth Army 1m-! proved several of their forward v sitions in the wake of aggressive pa trol activity. A break In the weather -enabled' the Allies to throw a fleet of 1.600 heavies, fighter-bombers and fighters into battlefieWs of southern Europe and blast German communica I tions in northern Italy ana along: The Po valley. I A total of 19 Allied planes failed to return to their bases. Mrs. Mrv Savant. Bl an ford, . Tirs a Hosnital Thursday Mrs. Mary Savant. C6. of B4ntw ford died at the Vermillion County j hospital at 1 a. m. this morning : lowinr a three year illness. '; 'Mrs. Savant was born In 1Uy and has lived in Blanford for f.w past 38 years. She is survived by the husband, John; five sons, Tony and James of 'Blanford, Mike. Chicago: Bte, W jcill, Nev.. and Bert of Butlervlli, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Jenf.l Brkich of Lebanon, Pa., and elr.tt ' grandchildren. 1 The body was taken to the Frist ! Funeral Home and will be reran-.-! j to th home Friday morning for j neral services to be held at IP: 30' a. n. j Rer. Glen Perkins will conduct i the services and burial will be t i Walnut Crove Cemetery. In a highly appropriate observation of Pearl Harbor Day, Superfortresses ranged over the Japanese empire today, striking heavy blows at key components of the enemy's war machine to usher in the fourth year of war between Japan and the United States. It was the Superfortresses almost in the role of avenging angels that made the news on this historic day and made it in a manner that, cording to Japanese broadcasts, (Continued on Page 2) 03 ac" Yanks Chalk Up New Gains Along Ormoc Battleline Leyte Land Drive Moves Up as Airmen Lend Aid; Fifth Flyers Scour Seas GEN. MACARTHTJR'S HEAD- QI AUTERS, Philippines. with action flaring anew due to improv- weather on Leyte Island, Gen. ed , Douglas MacArthur today announc ed substantial gains In the urmoc corridor, last stronghold of the en-. euiy. i ( In San Francisco the FCC mon- itored a broadcast by the JnpnnMM news agency Domei which said thfil 1 a formation of American B-29 Su-1 perfortresses had raided the south-1 ern sector of Japanese-occupied ( Manchuria during daylight today, j Dome! said the raid had been car-ried out between 10 and 10:30 a. m. today (Japanese time) and claimed imperial air force fighters "were able to shoot several out of the j alrv " anA flint Olie H-2B WAR deStrOV- ed "by a bodily-crash attack carried out by a plane attached to the national army of Manchukuo (the pup-( Continued on Page 2) Vincennes Teacher Named to Direct Indiana Athletics INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. The Board of Control of the Indiana High School Athletic Association today elected L. V. Phillips, of Vincennes, to succeed the late Arthur L. Trester as association commissioner. Phillips, a native of Bloomfield. has served as principal of Vincennes high school since 1929. A former president of the Indiana State Teachers' Association, he also has beep a member of tlie athletic association's board of control and athletic council. President Morris K. McCarty, of the 1 1IS A A Board of Control, said that Phillips will serve for a three-year period beginning January 1. The new commissioner also lias been a principal at Linton and Rochester high schools and was a teacher in the Kokomo high school. He was principal and coach for six years in (Iree county township! schools ,after being graduated from Indiana University. He also holds an A- M. degree from Columbia University. His sports exierience includes services as a center principal for seven semi-final basketball tourneys. In addition to being a member of the IHSAA Atheltie Council, he is at present n member of the board of directors of the National Education Association. Phillips was understood to have been one or the nine candidates who wr considered by the Board of who at the time of his death sever- I al months ago was widely praised a responsible for the strong posi-! tion of the IHSAA in the state. The organization has ben used as a pattern nv otner state. i Mr?. Phillips is a former New AI - bany school teacher. . Blunt Non-interference Warning Thrown at British by Stettiniotts WASHINGTON, D. C. - Secretary of State Ktettinius chose tlie third Pearl Harbor anniversary today to give Great Britain an indirect but pointed warning that tlie United States desires to see free play of democratic forces in Greece without interference from the British or any other government. Actually, Stettinius couched his wurniug in the form of an expression of BUpport for a certain paragraph in Prime Minister Churchill's statement to the House of Commons two days ago, in which (Continued on page 7) Citizenship Papers Granted to 21 County Residents Twenty-four county residents were granted final letters of citizen ship in the Vermillion Circuit Court at Newport on Rule Day ar.cordlng to Carl R. Biggs, circuit clerk. Those receiving the papers were: Andy Bozovicher, Domenie Besso. Haffaele Villa, (luiseppe Constan-titno, Peril) Lipic. Francesca Avenat-ti, Itosa Avenalti. Mariea Cliialdo Vasil Evansofr. Helen Man hart, Chrlsl innr. Varda. Antonia Ferrara. Tranouillo F. Miletto, Amadeo Fer rari. I'riinn I'rotto. Helen Keuiancik. Valerie Vomsii'icker Lee. H:irali Knezeicb. Fnnua V.'illianis, .Mary Fink, Ilertha I'eet. Richard A. Jones, Lina Lorenzo and Rosi Mrdja. The petition of Alma Hogetto was denied by the court due to the mental condition of the petitioner. She was unable to tnke the oath as prescribed by law. Mr. Bigs expluinod pr. AcrordinK to M. J. Ptfrsnn. VermlHion County Agricultural A- pent, the corn was drilled in rows of 3S inches wide, A factor that most corn growers do not take into consideration is the fact that they do not have a good stand one way or another. Most farmers either plant too many plants together or not enough. Former's stand was exceptional as it was not too thick for the fertility of his land. a aeries of other agreements paving the way for limited global air transport when the war is over. Most important of five separat documents put fortli by the confer ence in 37 days of continuous ses-; eions provides for world-wide poli- tical freedom of the air the rinht to fly over any nation and the rihl to land for refueling, for repairs or because of bad weather. Economic issues, which split the t two creat democracies, the t'nited States and England, were unsettled. These included tiie rit-'lit of carrying passengers and freight from on' country to another. The United States, however, was by-passing this issue by proffering a separate document bused on five "freedoms of the atr" to which oil Latin-American countries with the exception of Argentina, which war not invited to the conference, were expected to sign. Canada indicated she would noi sign this document and few of the European countries were expected to Bign, at least at this time. Delegates implemented their final work yesterday by electing 2" nations to membership on an interim council to be in office pending formal ratification of the permanent organization. Twenty-one were to have been named, the vacancy being left for Russia in the event that nation wishes to join later. Russia suddenly withdrew when its delegate?, traveling by plane, already hat! reached Winnipeg, Man. The Russian explanation for th action was that she would not be represented at a conference to whicl j I Dana Farm Koy Replaces Father As Champion Corn Grower in County LOCAL IViEN IN SERVICE welcomes 8ny news of relatives in the armed services for PHONE 32 Fourteen year old Hugh L. Fort- or of Hell Township was annnimc- d the winner of the corn if rowing contest held this year by the Indi- una Corn Grower's Association. Son of Roy Fortner. last year's winner (who this year placed second, young Fortner won honors with his yiWd of 14G.6 bushels per acre on a five i acre tract of land. I Both yields were produced in a seventeen acre field that yielded ress is 0"477I8. sell, of Military Gov t., 43 Blair Hall, Sect. 50. Princeton, N. J. r.R.A. Petty Officer 3'C Fmilio Savio. son of Mr. and Mrs. Domenie Savin of Clinton has been tranrfrril from n naval base in New York to San Francisco. He is now serving in the Pacfic area. r.s a. Verlin Jones Ross. S2-C son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ros, 1004 Walnut street, was graduated from Aerial Tec. Training School at Jacksonville, Fla.. Saturday. Nov. 25. H-was chosen, with six other members of his class of 130 for ten weeks of automatic pilot training. His rating is now S 2C. U.S.A. F 2 c William Dale Smith has returned to Solomon, Md. after spending two days recently with his tContlnuefl m pace 3) fipain. Portugal and Switzerland had j 143.6 bushels per acre. The farm on ; Mr. Peterson explained, been invited. Soviet authorit es j which this exceptionally good yield Both the boy and his father plant-branded these countries as "pro-; was produced Is located in t he W ab-; ed their corn during the first week Fascist." ; ash Hiver Ordnance Area about a ' in .lime. Nations were elected to the in- J mile and a half north of Dana on I According to Mr. Peterson ft is terim council under three categor j road 71. The farm originally belong- Interesting to note that both of ies. namely: led to Mr. Former before the govern-r these yields are clone to 1 "0 bushels States of principal importance ir minl purchased it. 'more ijr acre than the exiected av- world air transport - I'nited States The land that produced the high- erage yield in Indiana for lf44. The Pnited Kingdom. France. Hleh'n. i est yield in the eounty was a black average crop in Indiana is as high Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil. ileel prairie soil which was plowed as 50 sometimes but is usually not States not previously chus-' last year for the first time in expected to go over 35 bushels pr which will provide ma lor air fcc;i i rears. The youth fertilired the noil acre. Ities Canada, Cuba. Norway. Irnr this year at a rate of about Medals will be awarded to the and Peru J pounds per acre of a 2-12-6 feniliz-, (Coutmued on pag

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