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THE DAILY CLINTONIAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiei THE WEATHER Decidedly colder today and tonight wllli temperatures nhout Ifl ubovo Tucaduy morning. Not quite no cold Tueuduy afternoon. Generally fair. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No 19687 Price Three Cents. CLINTON, INDIANA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1944. Volume 32 Number 245. mm u u u Censorship Covers Oper ns In 1st Army Area; Na On Entire Northern - ok Westwall Convicts Jailed In Main Street Attack, Robbery Doyle Jones, 18, Beaten By 'Honor Colony' Convict Saturday Night; State, Local Police Make Arrests Oscar Boyd. Jr. 24, of Marion, Ind.. and Krnnst Coffer, 211, of lllck- Nazi Countcrhlows Strike at Reds In Czech Border Area Nazis Reinforce Lines To Guard Vienna Break; Reds Move Ahead on New Front NEW YORK, N. V. (icrman counterattacks against Russian positions along, the Czechoslovak border were reported today by the London radio. Smashing B-29 Blow Cripples Nagoya Plants Superforts Strike Aircraft Center After 18-Hours Of Forays Over Isle; Yanks Widen Mindoro Holdings NEW YORK, N. Y. An 18-hour series of American Superfortress forays over tlio central sector of the Japanese lioino Island of Honshu was climaxed with a major assault by 70 of the B-20s against Hie Important aircraft manufacturing center of Nagoya this afternoon (Tokyo time), according to Japanese radio and wireless accounts recorded by the FCC Jans Admit Damage The Japanese admitted that 'sonic damage had bcert caused in tile Nagoya area, and an Kngllsh-language wireless dispatch by the Domel o-gency, reporting that civilian antiaircraft workers had been called in to aid "military and government defense groups," Indicated the possibility that ground fires had been started. The main weight of the series of assaults was concentrated on Nagoya during a two-hour period starting about 1 p. m. (Tokyo time) today, but areas around the cities or Yokosuka, lying on Tokyo Bay to the south of Yokahama, and Shir.uo-ka, on Suruga Bay. also were bombed, according to the latest Dome! English transmission. Fly Over Xankhig Domel also reported that six B-?9s had flown over the environs of Nanking, in occupied China, this morning, but Insisted that, although one of the giant planes had been di BY WAY OF EXPLANATION. "What's the matter with the Clintonian?" A dozen times an evening, when the paper is delayed, this query comes in over the office telephone, sometimes pleasantly, of tener in a different tone of voice. People find it difficult to understand why a daily newspaper should not be delivered by around four o'clock. It isn't the intention of this little editorial to alibi, but to explain. First of all, there are evening papers and evening papers. It is impossible to print any newspaper around noon and carry the latest news. Other newspapers coming into Clinton are printed before or shortly after noon. The Clintonian continues editing its incoming wire new3 until 2 p. m. This means that much of its world news is three or four hours fresher. That is why it's readers constantly find that, while other daily newspapers may report that a German city is about to be captured, for instance, the Clintonian reports its capture. Reporting this late new3 is a service the Clintonian feels its readers prefer to simply getting a paper a few minutes earlier, which will probably not be read until after supper anyway. ..,-. In the second place a good deal of time must elapse between the printing of a paper and its delivery to the home. Even though the paper may leave the press by 4 p. m., it may be 5:30 or even 6 p. m., before it has been delivered to the carrier and carried by him. Then there is the actual labor involved. Unlike many other smaller dailies, the Clintonian has never issued a four-page paper as a regular thing. It takes a full day's work, with our rather limited war-time staff, to get out an issue of the Clintonian. It just can't be done in less time without cutting both size and quality. Lastly there is the problem of unavoidable accidents and wartime quality paper. Linotype machines, presses and printing machinery in general are almost unbelievably com-olicated and delicate. It takes a lot of it to issue the Clintonian. Accidents and breakdowns are unavoilable. Even though only a few minutes of delay result, when a plant is already working at capacity, they result in your paper being later. Even though all these hazards may be met, there is iii ..,yima rirc n rnnrpnrl with. When vour carrier l m il, both convict ; trusties out of the Indiana State farm at I'endelton, are being held In Vermillion County jail at Newport today In connection with the robbery-beating, of Doyle Jones, 18. of Universal. The two thugs wre apprehended early Sunday morning by State Policeman Hal. Raybiurn and Clinton city policemen Humphreys and Donald at the nockville Sanltorlum where: they were working as members of the "Honor. Colony." made up of trusty convicts from the Stale Farm who aided workmen at the SHnltoriuin. " i AM-Mglit Search Their arrest followed an all-night search from Clinton to the Beech-wood Inn at Rockville and from there to the sanltorlum. Held In the Parke County Jail at Rockvllle overnight, the two were brought back to this county and the Newport jail yesterday afternoon by Stale Policeman Ollie Hayek and Chief of Police Harley Youmans. Attacked on Main Street Jones Was beaten and robbed of ttr at about. 1:80 a. ,m. Sunday morning as he was walking down Main street In Clinton. The two thugs accosted him at the corner of Main and Mulberry Streets and as Coffer engaged his attention, Boyd struck hlin over the head. The youth was dragged 35 feet on Mulberry Street, leaving a trail of blood on the sidewalk, where he rcmttau nn Paxe (t British Launch Strong Drive At J f.rnclr. Mas Posts n Political Snarls Mount '' In Greek CrUis; British Gaining Control in Athens ATHKNS, Creece. While the political situation remained tangled. British forces launched a concerted effort today to clear the main road I tells you that the paper was late because the press broke Mown, he usually does not mean that the machinery broke I. . , 1 IT V. " nwt Mana. running iff f Vl O lYl!l (noting Moscow . correspondents. the broadea:l sal-l 111" (iermans staged their stronger. coenter blow a-long a river north of Kudapest, where the Nazis are reinforcing their linen to guard approaches to the MratlHlava gup, and Into central Slovakia. Farther east, the London broadcast said. .Soviet troops north of Miskolc are In sight of the first mountain ranges Inside .Slovakia. CHS heard the broadcast. MOSCOW. Russia. The Soviet second Ukrainian army surged through Hungary today on a winding 80-mlle front which engulfed more than 40 towns and cities including subuarban Fot. less than six miles from the beleaguered capital of Budapest. Bitter fighting marked Snlet successes north and nnr'beasi of the captured city of Miskolc where I I 'ltnf toi,ee mi New Zcalanders Whip Lines Around Nazis at Faeriza Italian Garrison Shut Off AsKlh Army Troops In, , New Advanee Northward ROMK. Italy troops fighting New with the Zealand British Kighth Army In Italy cleared allof; Faenza of enemy troops today ex-r-.,i,i fni- u Kttmll nncket of Nazis sur- r.,H,.rt i.. Hie nurlli i.al t of the strategic highway town. The New Zealand forces quickly whipped around north of the town where they cut the rail and highway escape Routes -of the .Nazis loft In Fa-enga whb now face surrender or annihilation. ana-Hans .Moye J'lirward :J At the same lime Canadian col- , l..l.l,UJ T,.,lM S'll.U.I- U:t ; ! i j ( ' ! ! ' Stationed in Italy I,(. Kleve A. Man Inko, soil of Mrs. My Mfilil-o of HelinH, Mich., formerly of Itlanriinl, I no"' M-lloneil ilh Hie V. 8. Army Corn in Italy. He is the pilot of n IH7 I'ljing KortifHK. 1,1. Mnrcinko was graduated from Clinton High Kchool In 11)11. He lias a brother, Vt ac John Miin-lnlio with the IV H. 'ont t-uard Ktationeil in New York City. Germans Lose 125 Planes in Fierce Air Duels on 1st Army Front PAKIH. Krance. Supreme headquarters estimated : today that at least 125 Cerman fighter planes have been destroyed over the American First Army front since tin-current enemy offensive began. The American Ninth Air Korce counted Its losses as 31. Most of the aerial duels were fouclit within a trlanttle formed by M alinedy, Monsejiau and I'rum although tactical and visual reconnaissance planes riyinK non-combatant missions engaged Herman aircrart as far as 5" miles east of the Rhine. The huftwal'le's unprecedented tactical effort appeared largely designed to divert Ninth Air Force I fighter bombers from lending close imately 300 German railway cars, 41111 motor vehicles, lli locomtives and silenced ,14 .gin , positions and cut railway lines at 11 points. American pilots reported that enemy flights apparently are being led by experienced airmen, but otherwise the opposition seemed to be (Continued on Page E) Last Rites Held Today For Mrs. Aiina B. Janik Funeral sen ices were held at the Karanovich Funeral Horde at f p in. to-day for Mrs. Ann Iliskoc Jan-Ik. 76. of Fail-view, who died at 7:30 p. in. Friday at the Vermillion Coun- ty Hospital. Mrs. Janik had been ill for two years. She had been a resident of this community lor the past 35 years, coming here from Czechoslovakia. She was a member of the Zibena llodg r husband. Adam, survives. J. S. Godwin officiated at the 1 services and burial was in Riverside Cemetery. I I Jf- " j Dili rainer mai uie wcu ui pai u. v." - -broke. When this happens (and it happens with disgusting frequency with the paper we are now forced to use) it means, a delay of at least 20 minutes. Multiply this by three and an hour has been lost. What does it all boil down to? Simply this: We are doing our best to get out a good Clintonian and get it out as soon as possible. We believe our readers want an evening newspaper, not a noon issue full of stale news. Delays are nfan .1 ti o irni A a Mo Kilt WA 9 TV HoinP" evervthine nossible to Counterattack ' Is Scoring Gains In Yank Front Elsenhower Orders Newf Biaekput as jerman in , "Now orNever" Attack;;;;' Third. Ninth Lines Hold pi' PARIS, Krance. Oen. DWight D. ; Kisenhowor today Imposed a com- plete htacKoui on an news irum mi lulled States First Army front ii0rn tun CprmHiM have launched a . major offensive which admittedly gained some ground despite a spirited American counteraction. The blackout from this area will be all-embracing and of Indefinite duration. New Weapon Shells Yanks (Dispatches from the American Ninth Army front told of a new Cerman weapon brought Into action to shell the rear of the Ninth many nilcs from the Iloer river front. Headquarters released no details of I lie new weapon or 1IH effectiveness.! Prior to this move, battlefront -:ispatcbes bad indicated an exten-.'(iii or the "Christmas present for 'litler" orrenslve to the American '"hlrd and Ninth Army fronts as ell, and headquarters Itself said "lat the Germans are maintaining i harassing fire along the entire wirlhern end of the Weslwall. Vix- uUaji Position t The Germans, for example, carried out a sudden laid on the Canadian niiy seetor 1n Holland, seizing' an ConWr.ueff on page f I :(, t. ; cu I J- S. Force In Burma Fighling; Storms 200 Miles ALLIKD INDIA - BL'RMA HKAD-QI'AHTKRS. A new American battle group The Mars Task Force, reiean-u ... - Ill .Minileril nurma uy miiei nuuui of Bhamo and only 120 miles from Malldalay Operating with the British in two drives down either side of the Irra-waddy river, the Yanks have storm-! ed through more than 200 miles of mountain and Jungle trails since i.liey pushed off against the Japs (- tV.. Mi-illfvin.i Fighting under the command of -ot. Ernest Kasterbrook who Is the '' mn-in-law of Gen. Joseph btijwell. ' ""-u neoou.., .that two liritish foiws have linked 1 -"a " . -- - i west bank of the Irrawaddy toward Mondalay in a single column. Since the beginning of the combined Allied advance from Myitkjr-!na and Imphal. headquarters disclosed, more than 6 no sriuare mile of Northern Burma have been cleared of Japs in a drive which has engulfed at least 2,000 inhabited communities. The British wer revealed to have joined their 3Kth Division with 14th Army troops west of Katha where they vlirt'ltil eastward across the upper Chiu'lwio river and caught the Japs off balance in their push toward Mandalay, some 10 miles a-way. Other Allied columns were reported to hae captured the town of ln-tww in the North Uurma oil-producing dis'iici. The twin push through Northern lUirma Iras brought the Allied forces to the edge of the central Burma plains where open country permit he use f tanks further Allied ad-Vrtiues in this region will pose a mounting threat to Jap-held owr Burma with iin port of Rangoon and the fail line to Thailand and China. avoid them. Those of us at . the Clintonian want you to get . a. m i. u. your paper early .lust as baaiy as you warn: it. i.u uC patient with us. We probably feel worse about your paper being late than you do. between Athens and the Bea and FupI,ort to American ground forces, seise a number of strategic hillocks j Revert bless, fighter-bombers yes-still in the hands of left-wing Elas (,rdHJr dPHlroy(,d or damaged approx- U.S. to Back Russiavs Demand for Polish Territory East of Curzon Line gnacsiallo. 1 0 miles mirtheas, of Fa- h" Mars Task Force, which rep .red enza. iU3tiim expurdinptM'TiU's Marauders, is now fighting thrust which has scooped up some in the Smkau alley in the region l.ltto Nazi prisoners In the past two j '" Tonkwa. . . , T rectly over the city, seat of the ChiJ nese puppet government, no bombs! bad been dropped. Imperial Japanese headquartert Issued' a communique conceding (Continued on pace hi Defiance of WLB Can Prolong War, ' Wards is Warned WASHINGTON. D. C. William H. Davis. Chairman of the War Labor Board solemnly warned Montgomery Ward and Co.. today that continuance of Its government defiance "could prolong the war". In an apparent eleventh hour effort to forestall government seizure of Ward's properties in seven cities. Davis said: "Officials of Montgomery Ward and Co.. today have a solemn decision to make, a decision which will have a profound effect on the future production of our war plants and on the morale of our fighting men. If Montgomery Ward choose to continue its defiance of the government that action could prolong the war." Davis, in a statement reviewing the authority for WLB actions, pointed out that "hundreds of.thous-ands f employers and millions of workers" have faced the same ultua-tlon as Ward's and "patriotically accepted the board's decisions and went on abont their jobs of help-Ink win the war". He emphasised that the "no-Btrfke" pledge agreed to by labor and Industry ten days after Pearl Harbor have been "reinforced'' by the War Labor Disputes Act and the stabilization acts passed by Congress. Ward's was ordered by comply by tonight with a War Labor Board directive covering establishments in Detroit. Chicago. Portland. Ore.; San Rafael. Calif.; Denver. Jamaica. N. Y., and St. Paul. Minn., or face referral of the case to the White House. Statments over the weekend by WLB Chairman William H. Davis and WLB 1'ublle Member Frank P. Craham underscored the governments Intention to have It out with Kewell Avery, board chairman of Ward s, on the Issue of the firm's defiance of the WLB. Cayuga Soldier in Hodges' Army Reported Missing Pfc. Carl Joe Dunkerly. 20. son of Leland Dunkerly of Cayuga, has been reported missing in action in Germany since Nov. 21st. a telegram from the War Department informed the lather last week. Pfc. Dunkerly is a member of the 47th Infantry with Lt. Cen. Hodges' First Army. He received hie basic training at Camp Wheeler. Ca. and was sent to England in December. He entered France on D-Day and was wounded on June 2. He was awarded the Purple Heart and returned to action In August. Pfc. Dunkerly Is a graduate i.r Cayuga High School and has been in service since July. 14:V He h:i a brother. Capt. Charles Dunkerly. also in the Army overseas. Mrs. Dom Costello To Head Annual Infantile Paralysis Campaign Mrs. Doiu Costello has been appointed campaign directior for Vermillion County of the Indiana Committee for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. She in turn will name town and city directors as sponsors for social and sports activities and other fund raising projects beginning Jan. 14 and culminating in the celebration of President Roosevelt's birthday on Jan. 3", 1945. Chairman Costello slated that rift y percent of the funds raised In Vermillion County are retained by the county chapter of the National Foundation for use directly in pro-rContmuea on imge 8 Vermillion County WASHINGTON. D. C. Secretary of State Stettinius today made the official declaration of I'nited States policy on Poland, consenting to the transfer of population and territory provided these changes are mutually agreed ui on. by the L'nited Nations direetly' concerned. Breaking the silence of week, fhe State Department today put Itself ou record In language which, though less specific than that of Prime Minister Churchill, appeared to take the same position approving Russia's acquisition of eastern Poland. This was pointed up In the following sentence of the official release: "If as a result of such agreement the government and people of Poland decide that It would be in the Interests of the Polish state to transfer national groups, the I'nited States government In cooperation with other governments, will assist Poland. Insofar as practicable in (Continued on Page 2) Nearly Doubles deductions will ruu until the end of troops. Within a few hours, it was reported, liritish forces ha dlanned out over a wide area and dislodged the Insurgents from at least three important heights. Armored cars, tanks, mortars and 2li-H)uiiders reverberated through the heart of the Greek capital while ItAF Beaufighters strafed augmented Klas forces. ' British paratrooiiers, who had f Continued on Face 21 Daniel Li Price Succumbs at Local s ' Residence Saturday Daniel L. Price. B2. well known as a building contractor, died at bis home at 840 Beach Street at 2 p. m. Saturday, following an extended illness. Mr. Price Is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Vernice Ahram. lilootuington; and Mrs. Vida Chapman. Clinton; three Bon, Vernon W. Price, V. K. Army, Lubbock. Texas: Virsll Price. I'. S. Army, serving in France; slid Werlie. I'. S. Navy serving in the South Pacific; 15 grandchildren : four brothers, Charles Price. Kansas City. Kansas: James Price. Itoute three, Clinton; George Price, St. IJernice. Ind., and Jabez Price. i;vunsville. Ind.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Harmless. Oakland. 111.; and Mrs. Carolyn Monroe, of St. Bernice. Services Held Today For St. Berniee Air Officer Funeral services were held today for Lt. George Hadley. 87. at the St. Bernice High School Auditorium. Lt. Hadley was killed in an airplane crash at Miami. I'la.. last week. He was co-pilot on the plane, with a crew of six aboard, all of whom were killed in the crash. He is survived by his parelUs. Mr. and Mrs. George Hadley. St. Berniee, and three brothers. Jack. San Diego. Calif.: James. I". S. Navy, and Bryce. at home. Funeral services were held today I at St. Bernice with Kev. Lester j Wence officiating. Burial was in the Roselawn cem-j elery. j Quota in 6th War Loan Bond Sales weeks Strong patrols were jabb"d across the Renin river by the Kighth Army. ...i.ii. i.. I...UI.., f-,,.,1 i, the stream stretching southward I from the Hologna-Rlmini highway , The smashes across the river eir countered severe Nazi resistance from strongly-held positions but 140 German prisoners were brought back. ' 1-oleM Meef 'lpMhitliin On the left flank of the British front, Polish columns also encoun- tered determined enemy opposition as they approached the Senio aud (Continued on Page 2) 1 "hrowheutint; imjuisition". will le one of the leading witnesses and reports 41 1 m -irculated that Governor Hwiry V. Schricker will be u surprise wit new. fcHsatioiial Testimony LKxitertftf Sensational testimony evpect-d from Walter A. Sliead. former Marion County Democratic Director and Washington 1'uhlic Relation man. who has told of riotouK and ooiniial doings at the court house when registration lists wre being compua He has saui !tiT rgisira tion sl:Mf- wt'e watt !! about the (Continued on Page Z ) Indiana Political Leaders Testify In Probe of Ballot Fraud Charges INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Two T'uitcd Statps Squalors .muy lifrl many Indiana political leaders testily concerning alleged irrcKulurlties in the November 7 election. The Senators. Thomas Stewart (!) of Tennessee and Jowpli (Hf of Minnesota, are members of the Senate ;ren Kuhcommitlee. This morn-ins they opened a hearing on allegations that thousands of Hoosiers were disfranchised through political chicanery. The session was to continue this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow Vermillion County citizens Itave oversubscribed the Sixth War Loau by more than $500,000, Mrs. Delia S. Swinehart. chairman of the coun-ly war finance committee, announced today as the Bale of bonds in the county during the drive reached $1.-rt6.136. 50. Individual sales are up and thai quota lias been met with a total of $739,701. she added. The quota for the sixth war loan was f 506.3U0. Although the county is well over the quota iii the Sixth War Loan by a large margin, citizens are urged to continue to buy K, F. and C bonds through Dec. 2N. Mrs. Swinehart continued. At that time all s:iles must be completed in order that t lie transactions can clear the Federal Reserve bank during December. A coin plete report will not be made uutil Jail. 2 at the nay roll December. The Vermillion County War Finance Committee through the Chairman, Mrs. Delia S. Swinehart, expressed appreciation and thanks to the workers who have given of their time and effort to make the Sixth War Loan a success. The citizens of the County have expressed their appcrication of the armed forces by oversubscribing the Sixth War Loau in such a magnificent way. Mrs. Swinehart said. Allocations by corporations and firms out of the County but having business or branch offices here a-mounted to $24H.3oO. These were: Ayrshire Collieries Corp.. C. K. & 1. II. R.. B. & O. R. R.. Nickel Plate R. R.. C. M. Rt. Haul and Pacific R. R., Peoples Life Insurance. Continued ou page 3) 0Z7 I &DAYS xf TILL SA?S until S p. in. Month Long Questioning Committee iinestigators for the past mouth have talked to political leaders and voters concerning 4 he charges that because of registration errors and conflictine interpretations of state laws by Attorney General James A. Enimert. many thousands were disenfranchised. The probers also inquired into allegations that Homer K. Capehart spent large sums ol money in ins successful race for t he I'nited States Senate. I Attorney Cettma! Km inert, who has termvd the investigation a

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