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TTVqPA'TVT A IV THE AJJLi Miiitei In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No 19687 w Tim WTATHT-R IMiKly cloudy today, tonight and i .,.-,! .y. Sli;iMly cold-r Saturday. The Home Newspaper Of V pillion And Parke Countiei CLINTON, INDIANA, FKTDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1944. Price Three Cents. Volume 32 Number 239. OffiP? irranWE .IAD HI Clinton Gunner in Italy Superforts loin Navy in Hard American 1st, 3rd, and 7th Arz s Join In Major Assault on Germa sr Wall; Commons Backs 'Peace by Votce9 Policy f ' ! ' , ' Yield i Soviet Tanks Close Escape Routes From Budapest, Move in on City Woimdetl Second Time l.VTH AAK IX ITALY' Harvey T. .Irnnlirgs of route three Clinton is one of the gunners of the leroid-lilc-Hkinx "Dinah Might," 15-1 T Flying Fortress veteran of HT, conseciilive liomliiiiK missions over Nazi Europe. The gunnel's r the "liiuah" lire shonii above lis they get together before taking off on another flight. From left In right, tlicv are KHgt. Raymond F. Ileiriik fif Altnilenu, Calif.; HSg(. W. F. Mittel, Jr. of (Jlen Cove. Tout.; HKgt. Ku'loli.li ,1. Cugini of Westerly, It. 1. and S. Sgt. Jennings. Strip Mining to Continue in, Near City as Councilmen Sign Contract ' Clinton today was faced with the prospect of strip mining operations inside the city until at least Sept. I, cepted last nignt oy me common tuunuu wim me .-un-i-n i u.i.i,". Under the terms of tlje contract, signed ny city uounciimen trmeue Ronucchi. S. O. Harlan, E. W. Cordingley and Walter Jones with George Fra:',ier and (leno IJedino for the stripping company, all coal now uncovered on the site southwest of the city and partially within the city limits MOSCOW, Russia. A vast steol door swung elowly across the main Nazi escape routes out. of Budapest today when miRhty Red. army columns Bent rapidly moving tank spearheads racing acrors the Hungarian plains in the rear 01 the besieged capital. Hquvozn Nazis In City Armored divisions and storm troops pressed in fiercely from the north und Bouth, battering against , Nazi defenses outside of Budapest ; In a drive aimed at squeezing th'f Germans against the barrier to ililr rear and into a giant sack. ' I'artisnns Aid SovMf To the sonth, Uie Reds nrA mining along the bank nf !ho Pnna 'iv- er for a pnh across 'be nijvfnii into : the !r.i bultliole pcitn at j 'rt. Hasting a pii!!i ter lb- -- pM'li p'i;:!i, f'Kht hmiibi-rs Mrm-!. at ill1 t'i"-'iny I 'ruin d:iv. n lo tl'i' 1;. j . in-pointing tui'tfH'.'. iniliciii'-d ly ! pin-point in k tu;'.yMs iiniici.ifd by j MarphTl Tito"'; J'aiiiftaiiH. Tr p F.ovlpt ommniijiiqiie amioiinc- ! ed fi five mile ndv.n ncf m f n u u i t! ;md lu tV v.r.'.f "f He Dfinube to 3.'k' the rail and rtvt-r town of AI- ony, less th:n 2r, tnib s:uth (' I the fT'inT-bin rgpltnl. ! ( Perl in R" id tbn I Russian i;i nV.s drivJnr: foulb rrnm tbr llntvan siren j wer- ubhin 18 niibs uj lUnt;tpFt rtnd thnt other Rerl :inii ioi'f's lu-d j e'stnblifhed a hHoVpheifl rcrnR I lie TVmi'he nt Erosi tbe psmp dirf nnrc to the south of ?he enp'tal ) f Continue nn Pae fi ) Cliolrm Trii-lee Is NamefHTead Of State Assoeiation William "Scotty" N'Isbet. Clinton Township trustee, was elected president of the Indiana Township Trustees Association today in the eloping session of the nsrocSMion mei-iing in Indianapolis. Nishot. Clinton Towti-h'p Trnsti for two years, was on a panM concussion group and on the lefrisla-tive committee of the convention. The Township Trustees Associa tion Is the largest of the 12 orpan izations afriliated with the Indiana Churchill Wins Major Decision British Intervention By Force in Liberated Areas Of Europe Backed in Vote; Greek Policy is Lauded LONDON', England. The use or force by British armies in the maintenance or order in liberated countries of Europe was sanctioned by the House of Common.", today In a historic vote of confidence vindicating Prime Minister Winston Church-Ill's conduct of affairs in embattled f ; reece. 870-80 Vote Ily the ovnrwh lmlne vote o' ?71 to 30. Britain's Parliament stood by Churchill after hearine bis vigorous and sometimes ImriaSBloned denial of charges that British soldiers operat ing against left-wing elements in Aiheiis and elsewhere constituted any threat to the "friends of Democracy." - The Prime Minister had staked his own prestige and his government upon the issue. He demanded a mandate from the house to continue with the use of armed force if he considered this necessary to prevent violent incursions against established governments and constituted order. And he announced, without equivocation, that if mVmjId.'the armies of Britain would fire their guns and the planes of the Royal Air Force would bomb if necessary on any occasion when disorderly elements sought to upset the regimes of peace and well-being that the United Nations are attempting to substitute for Nazi tyranny and anarchy in Europe. In a lengthy addresB which bristled with charges of broken pledges lodged against Count Carlo Sforza whom he accused of precipitating needless political crises in Italy, Churchill said flatly that Britain will continue In the use of force all suppress disorders in Greece and all other nations liberated by the Allies. f Continued on oage X ) Saturday, Dec. 9, Set As City Waste Paper Day Saturday will be pick-up day tor the city's waste paper. It will be sent to war. All waste paper including newspapers, wrapping paper, paper bags, paper cartons, magazines, books, office files and everything made of paper will be picked up by the Clinton Boy Scouts and the boys of the Sacred Heart Church ir you will place it on your curb by 9 a. m. Saturday, Ilec. 9. PLEASE TIE VOI R BUNDLES SECURELY ir you live in rural territory please bring your bundle into the city limits and place it at the curb. ima Attack wo - Strong Jap Defense Zone Blasted in Combined Sea, Air Blow; Volcano Isle Landings May Be Near WASHINGTON, D. C. At least 100 13-29 Superfortresses, teaming up with surface units of the rampaging Pacific fleet, plastered the Jap island base of Iwo Jima on the aerial route to Tokyo with a "record load" of bombs today and escaped without loss of an American plath'. In he second communique issued on the raid against the Volcano 1s-laml3 area, the War Department reported that the daylight bombing mission was carried out through neayy clouds, preventing observation of results. Kainan-Based. Holders The raid was carried out from Saipan. This concentration of fleet and bomber force against Iwo Jima pointed up the mounting offensive against the enemy homeland, which already has Included five aerial raids against Tokyo itself and strikes Into Jap-occupied territory on the mainland. Meet No Resistance The Superforts encountered no enemy fighter aircraft or anti-aircraft fire, the 20th Air Force communique revealed. The combined blows Btruck a-gainst Iwo Jima were believed to be an attempt to neutralize the strategically-located Japanese has", stop enemy attacks on the new n--' fields on saipan and keep the pnlh-way clear to Tokyo. A communique from I'ncific fleet headquarters said that a heavy force of Liberators or the Seventh Air . Force and Kleet Airwing One. escorted by Lightning fighters or the Seventh Air Force, struck at Iwo Jima yesterday. Strface units of the Pacific fleel l Continued on page fil Open Hearings To Be Held in Fight Over Appoinlmenls WASHINOTON. D. C. The Senate Foreign delations Committee today decided to conduct open hear-1 ings on President Roosevelt's noin-, ination of four top-ranking State Department officials. I The decision was reported by Sen Bennett Clark (13) Mo., a member of the committee, who left the group's meeting temporarily. j Meanwhile, New Deal Senators who temporarily blocked confirnia- tion of four State Department officials demanded "goldfish bowl" public hearings on their qualifications.: The issue was put before the Foreign Relations Committee, which ! recommended confirmation of Joseph C. Crew as t'nderseerptarj' and W. I.. Clayton. Archibald Mae-' Leish and Nelson A. Rockefeller as1 Assistant Secretaries. I The opposition, which at first I centered on Archibald MacLeish. j named to handle State Department ! Public Relations, apparently shifted to W. L. Clayton. Houston cotton i broker, who was named to handle ! economic matters. Meantime. White House enlisarier, were said to be seeking to satisfy the dissident New Deal Senators on the nominations. With Sen. Harry F. Ilyrd (D Va . anti-New Deal Senator, supporting: the President's appointments, some other Democrats also rallied to then-support. Sen. Thomas (l) Okla.. chairman of the Agriculture Commit' tee. refused In hack the opposition of some colton Btale Senators to Clayton. A Republican Steering Commilti" session to discuss the nominal ine.i was tentatively set tor Monday. Republicans generally kept quiet oi the Democratic tuss over the nominations. They seemed to enjoy it. Savant Services Set For Saturday at 10:30 a. m. Funeral services will be held Sa-urday at 10:30 a. ni. at the home in Ulanford for Mrs. Mary Savant, 6tl, who died at the Vermillion County Hospital Thursday morning following a three years illness. Survivors include the husband. John: five sons, Tony and James r; Blanford. Mike. Chicago: Steve. M'-C.ill. New; and Hert or Hutlervilh . Ind. and one daughter. Mrs. Jenn' ' Brklrh or Lebanon, Pa. and eigl : grandchildren. Burial will be in Walnut Grov ' Cemetery with Rev. (;len IVrkl: ofriciating. The Frist Funeral Hon: will be ia charge. X 1!)45 as the result of a contract ac will be removed and the remaining coal mined. $2,000 Surety Tlonil $2,000 surety bond will be posted by the strip mine operators to guarantee the rebuilding of the land after the stripping is complete, the council was told. Streets and alleys in the area, covering approximately 25,000 acres and owned by the Whitcomb estate, will be rebuilt and reconditioned and land adjacent to the school city stadium property will be levelled, according to the contract. l.V Ton Royalty A 15-cent per ton royalty will be paid to the county was set forth in: the contract, which, under the agree- j ment. will be paid to the clerk of the Vermillion Circuit Court. Under: this plan the county will be paid the delinquent taxes due on the proper- ty. It was said. ' . Estimates of the amount of taxes due to the county and city on the land were set a roughly $!I00. Part of the tax money is due toe city anu will be paid through the circuit clerk, it was understood under the contract terms. Ilasls of Injunction The delinquent tax issue was the basis of one of three injunctions recently granted against the company by court order. The injunction suit was filed at the beginning of the September term of court when the stripping neared the city area. Filed in Vermillion Circuit Court, the case was venued to Parke County where the injunction stilt was allowed. The second provision of the stripping contract allows the remaining coal to lie mined and removed in "accordance with good mining prac-(Cnntinued on Page 2) Land Donated To Build Veterans' Home After War First slops toward the erection nf i a new Veterans' headquarters and j com in unity center for Clinton were I taken yesterday with the announcement by S. C. Stultz that he has I negotiated the purchase of several lots at the northeast corner of the i Intersection of Wain and Walnut ! Streets, which h.' Is donating as aj site. I Tills announcement, made at the! regular weekly meeting of the Clin-J ton Exchange Club, was the first , Inkling thai most of the residents of i tins city had that such a project was being considered. ( In announcing his plan, which, of course cannot be put into etrect until utter the war, Mr. Stullz expressed the hope that a building costing at least $50,000 could be erected by public subscription, providing the city with a much-needed community center as well as a veterans' home. Tentative plans are being made to extend the site grounds to the river and have them appropriately landscaped. Louis Lemstra has been named chairman and treasurer of the American Legion committee in charge of the project and donations may be made at any time. Kleven new members were secur- ed during the membership contest (carried on by the Exchange Club during November, it was announced. The team headed by Attorney Harold .H. Wisehart. will be dinner guests' of the losers at the next meeting. I 1 DA., Mlli "l I ild a ermans Eoer Positions j Before Advance New Gains Chalked Up As ' Co-ordinated US Drive Opens Up; Patton Forces ' Close in on Saarbrucken PARIS, France. American First, Seventh and Third Army troop slammed forward against Germany's main belt of concrete and steel de-' fenses today !n a mighty co-ordlnat-1 ed onslaught which forced the Nazis to yield valuable positions and drdp back behind the. Roer river line la a new sector. ' ' . Seize land Over Roer The U. S. First Army seized vaN liable high ground overlooking- th rtner river valley, compelling the Hermans to retreat to the -eaat bank. the stream. The Yanks completed ir capture ot the plateau west, or Tloer in that area and sent ln- i I he nlry units out from Inden toward Pier, buttoning up ihe ridge ro4, Opposition was light, although ;sp.o-railie shell fire from batteries moved ese:t of the Roer during the last 24 Imkht fell Into the American Held Of yCtlon. r,,"' H inrtreds or miles to the south-e;i-,t. the American Seventh Army slammed to within four miles of th Reich and came face to face with the Slegrried Line while exteridtot the Rhine river front to 35 miles. The Doughboys pushed forward ser-eral miles over rough terrain while co-operating French units above Col-mar, midway between Mulhouse and Strasbourg, methodically wiped out Nazi nests of resistance. (Continued on page 7) . , Allied Troops Beat j Back Germans At , Lainone Bridgeheacl ' ROME, Italy. British and Po- lish troops beat down savage German resistance on the Italian front 'today to expand their bridgehead across the Lamone river, southwest or the highway Junction of Faenza. I Despite Nazi determination to hold their positions before Faenza, the British Kiglith Army captured. Castel rtanioro and Olmatcllo in its! bitter grind down the Rimini high-vcy in the dlrectnn of Bologna. The Cernians also launched a ter rific counter-attack against the Polea holding Monte San Rinaldo. The Na r.i assault was described as the bit torf.Pt encountered in weeks but the Poles contained it. A temporary lull in fighting wa evident along most of the U. S. fifth Army front but Indian troops on the right flank or the American advanced through mountain passes to capture a number of enemy positions including strategic Monte Bl tella. '. . Although the weather was unfavorable, II. S. airmen threw a fleet of Son fighters and bombers Into the battle for the Po valley and mad- a strong attack on key German communication lines through the Btenner Pass. Headquarters spokesmen announced that the First Canadian Corp under Lieut. C,en. Charles Foulkea was mainly responsible for the capture of Ravenna. C'i'ifon Corrwal Member . Of rnmprl "Bloody Bucket" . Ct!. Owen lf. Hamilton, son of M'-i Charles Hamilton of Clinton route two. Is in the 28th Infantry and is now somewhere in Germt.uy Cpl. Hamilton was among the li en wtin laiiiuri'd Percy, St. Sever, a-vailns. fl.i'iiemo and other objectives isuuth of Si, I.o. and iB now partici-pittitii: in tin ' cleaning-up" of ih lierman pocltet west of the pMlne, lie si.i,l in h-'s last letter to his mother. Tn its actions south of St. Lo, ho nnd his outfit became known as the "Bloody BticVet Division," he said. Th's was because they wore a r d, bt'cket-shaped Keystone flash, and cantured C-erman officer thought the patch stood for that after seeing the division fitrht. Before leaving for overseas duty. Set. Hamilton had training in Virginia. North and South Carolina, Louisiana, and Teias. lit Sf- .lnoie N:-I". I. .If., son l Ir. nut vti-.. .le.oie- MmIuI oi S:ot!l IJall'H Sl.e:. has fi.'CTl HOUIilf:''! ill action Co:' ihe se,ml time and U noi in a hos-iliil in F'raiut'. Sal. Vbliil ;ioli tin- liak l;eal' Chiti-r, Ihe hiiiiv.e Ml- Me'lal iitiii Ihe l'lirpti. H,.i.i-;. Paralyzing: Greek Strike Spreads to Salonika, Civil Strike Continues AT1IEN '', f'.rei'ce A gener.".l gtrli.e was dechued in the groa' Creel: nort of Salonika today, uggrn mating the national crisis provolied by virtual war between the Bntlu'i army and Greek left-wing inilitar." ami pi'lltical factions. Am ofricial roriimnniri'ie nom tiv en-, eninient or Premier fleorges Pa-p;ni(trt'(nl nnnotinced the Salonii;:1 strike and slaleil there v;es "tin sl!rn of t'ls: ! f -niiig" ol' K'ai and EAST r,';,ttfinct' in Atii'-nn. Itriiish Hove I'p Guns "t.iti' relieis" are concentratlnT in the iiii-nt. prea of the capital the state-pntd. nri'ish 25-pound gum rive been brought up agalnrt I Con i iiu'ed on ui-.ge (it Announcement that the convicts had been placed in solitary came from Washington where Attorn'-v General Francis Biddle revealed tlr mutineers would be dealt wit'i harshly. Biddle described the men as "on" of the most vicious groups In an.' of our prisons." Their surrender came yesterdn." after editions of th" Atlanta Jour-nnl nppr"irpd nn the street crir-vinr p Borv of th" erivnnrot v.-bieh 1 to the revolt The mnv!cts n--rnnpfd the r-nndltinn of snrmndr 'n n conference with Mnrtran Wak nndi'V n"honl tnetior nnd cnli?rm-1t for the A!ant Jottrmil The com'ip's i n rt bnrr!oV 1 thensel''es wlh foil r-ifird? in lu' ppgrefrntlon bnild'rur M th peuiN r, tfnry at 5 p. m Mrndnv find tUf.i prison authoitir to wist thein. P" rpty-!evnr other ron:es m tin V-uihlint;. prison autlio'-i! :ck f-;'i 1. iliil ; not .v-'livi-ly piu'tii-htut in the rewdi.l VL,ird:ii Joseph Y. :-;i)iorn ehu;-j f( the U(trirniK had Im-'-h phi i;-ed : for a bint' uni' 'o emnrbb' vrh llif urri;i! ni J.uii'H V. Hrnittt. iiutiin-j jl uit'.'-ror uf IVdffai pr'E.ms. ai the! I'f iiiient rv. I'w nnrjM);i'. Sanf'T'l i.;U, v.a;; lo call aiteniiici ;;f tVd-rul , I'UthoriJies to ihe grh arice.. j Bl:;kii listed vcr: eon tilaints v-j en bim by the mnvjets. Tbf-v inrlti.-l ! ed Improper medial suporvisIoTi, lack of rclirrions nprvi"e. Inu-e-waee pcales than those In the general prison, being quartered wi'h negroes, being forced to live with Na?i saboteurs and spies, denial of privileges of communicating with others outside the prison on legal matters and the charge they were deprived of recreational facilities. f' ,viVi County and TownBhlp Officials As-, lif , fnn vlrf & socation which has been meeting in JllltlllOU?! I ,OHV!C!S the state capital for the past week. I T SIJtis'v A f ftff Nisbet was one of three candidates ; mO!IT.aJ ri I ICr for the presidency, the defeated offi-: Tinrllt r fT T? plufl 1 1 f n cials being Wayne Van Cleave or' 3 'mis ,c.- Montgomery County and John Dutr, ATLANTA, G a. Twenty-five Geneva, the incumbent. ' ' mutinous convicts were in solitary AfHliate organizations which elec- conrinement in the Atlanta Federal ted yesterday named the following Penitentiary today as prison ofiic'-presidents: als moved to punish them promptly County Infirmary Superintendents and severely for their part in tin and Matrons Association "W. H. 72-hour rebellion. Snrpi rise New US Blow Slices Jap Forces on Leyte M'Arihur Sends Fourth Landing Force Against Japs; Shipping Strafed GEN. MACARTIIURS HEADQUARTERS, Philippines. - American forces smashed forward today in the Ormoc area of Leyte Island in an encircling movement made possible by a daring amphibious landing three miles south of the port of Ormoc which posed a fourth I and immediate threat to the Japs' last stronghold on the strategic Philippine Island. At the same time, a Jap convoy j ,,f thirteen shins coming to the res- cue of the beleaguered enemy garrison at Ormoc was completely destroyed with the loss or an estimated 4.000 Japanese troops while on the eastern side of Leyte a suicidal mission by 200 Jap paratroopers was smashed. General Douglas MarArthur's Friday communique revealed the sensational developments in the heightening baltle for Leyte. The Seventy-Seventh Infantry Division made the landing south of Ormoc and t he battle-hardened veterans of Guam hud scarcely stormed ashore when the large enemy convoy was sighted steaming south in the Visayan Sea toward Ormoc under heavy air cover. The amphibious operation was supported by American air and surface forces and was made without opposition, catching the enemy completely by surprise in a maneuver which bids fair to break the long Leyte stalemate. MacArthur's communique said that the Seventy-Sevenlh Division t Continued on wag si n Sale of Seals For Tuberculosis Association (ool With nearly $"i20 reported in contributions to date, the Christmas seal sale of the Vermillion County Tuberculosis Association is continuing. Mrs. Freida Wilson, chairman of the seal sale, said today. New contributions ot over $1 Include: Samuel C. Stullz. $12. Joe Giacoletto, $7. $5, Jennie Hedges, Harry Ivy. Louise's Inc., Harold Mills. John liunyan. Big Oak Coal Co.. Mallie Marshall Service Oil Co.. Sawyer's Flower Siiop, John Valente Grocery. White's Pharmacy. Gene BoHonetto, J3. $2. Avera Avenetti, Ayrshire Pa-toka Collieries Corp.. Krniete Bnnue-clii. Mrs. Bruno Ronacorsi, Joseph Bonacorsi. Louis Bonacorsi. Brouna Wright. Charles A. Brown Harold L. Boren. Wm. R. Brown, Hazel Briner. Dr. O. R. Bredeweg. Ernest Beal. Mrs. Frank Chaney. Dr. W. E. Cordingiy. John Cheiiliall. Vito Contri. Clinton Bottling Works. i Continued on page 5 f ' Earthquake, Tidal Wave Rock Main Island of Japan, Surrounding Area Part nf the central Jiipaneae borne island of MoiiHhu was swept by tidal waves und a KUlneguent landslide aa a result of the mammoth earthquake which canned the world to tremble for more than bIx hours yesterday, Tokyo reveah d today. The epicenter of the fierce Hhock was in the Sea of Knshu, off the southeast roast of Honshu on which Tokyo. Yokohama and the Important naval bHses of Osaka and Kobe are located, the Japanese said. Dittman, Valparaiso; County Clerks Kendall Matthews, Richmond: County Commissioners Clay F. Spaulding, Fort Wayne; County Attorneys Donald D. O'Neill, Lo-gansport; County Assessors Elmer M. Cook, Fort Wayne, and County Recorders Orvillo Sexton, Laiayetto. asserted, "the damage was light, with practically no damage caused to our production facilities. "Tidal waves caused some hous to be inundated," Domei reported. The Domei account and iJ-. utili-cation of cities were damage i'w.uH-ed indicated that the shock had infected not only the southeif-ter:? coastal area hut also had run in northerly diagonal to the city of The majority of damage appeared from Nipponese, accounts to have been suffered in districts within about 2i0 miles of Tokyo. Tidal Waves Lash Khore The report on the tidal waves t lahniK the Fhoros of Japan and innndatlim houses was given in a wireb-ss dispatch by tbe Jap Domei agency after radio Tokyo acknowledged that a landslide had been caused when Honshu was rocked The Domei transmission and Tokyo radio reports were recorded by the (Nagano, on the west coast of Hon-F('C. !shu. The temblor which occurred at a-j the city of Nagoya, a major bout 1:50 p. m., Japanese time metropolis of Japan, damage was (12:50 A. M. EYVT, Thursday caus-Baid to have been slight "with only ed damage to a number of districts j window panes being broken." Both in the Shizuoka. Prefecture and in the cities of Shizuoka and Hamamat-Hamamatsu and Nagano, the Japan-. Su on the southeast coast suffered ese said. damage. "In general," the Domei agency Continued on page 6)

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