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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN t The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countief Mailed In Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No 19687 THE WEATHER ; Partly cloudy. thin afteraaon. Fait-! and warmer tonight and Wedana-day. Lowest temporal ar alinut 3. Price Three Celts. Volume 82 Number 240. CLINTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1944. mm mm i niw nnfrpin LUlixE Mm w r j aon" YANKS SHELLING RHINE VALLEY Vast Air, Land I Skrorcemente Slow Savage German Drive 20 Miles Inside US Line in Belgium ".1? B-29s Scourge China Centers, Strike Omura Jap-Occupied Cities Are Lashed by Superforts; 5th Blow at Homeland; New Gain in Philippines WASHINGTON. D. C. Cliiua-hased li-2'J Superfortresses smashed at docks and engineering works at Shanghai and Nanking on Hie China coaKt while lilitiiig the Omura air Bitter German Resistance Met on US 7th Front; Luxembourg Threatened iff " ' few 1r Airmwi Blast ' German Lines Slicing Yanks First Army Stabilizes Line Before Terrific Naal t Counter-blow; Stiffening Medal for Officer FDR Back In Capital After 3-Weeks Rest President Returns From Georgia, Combined Rest And Work; Hard Schedule Outlined for New Year WASHINGTON, 0. C. President Hooseteit, InvlKoraled liy a three-week rest trip to the lioutliland that combined vacation with work, re-I ii ni wl to the White House today ready to shoulder the burden of ateerfn .th nation through another year of war. toward victory- The chief ewutlv arrived back at the White limine early Ihls morning after a 21-day' trip that look . lilra to hli "Mllle White Mouse" at .-Warm Kprinea, fla. Hani Year Alwad ' ' He apeut the period at his Georgia r,1n' resting from the election campaign, aid storing up energy for a hard year ahead in which the nation is pecled to vsnend lt great-eat effort toward ending; the war In Kurope and bringing Japan far nearer defeat In Hi I'aclfic, Mr. Booaevelt slept long lioura, awain in the warm watera that give the Cieorgls hamlet iia name, and drove around the countryside, at the wheel of his own llltl otn car, through crisp Georgia early December weather. He atayed In hl white frame cottage atop Pine Mountain In the ground of the Warm Springs Foundation. Here, lie achieved the nulsl and rest Ilia) la impossible In busy, ' I I a"'''"' 4drr I i ''Jew SHEUS UTTI THE CkOUNO about a self-propelled pin In the Ribeaiiviiie area of France aa an American (fun crew Urea on Ccrman position in the Khine Valle. Thi if a Signal Corpf Kadiophoto. Unuruationalt Jap 'Secret Weapon' Theory Probed As Enemy Balloon Found in Montana WASHINGTON. D. C. Military experts In Washington are speculating today whether Japan has launched a new "secret weapon" against Hie I'niliil Stales following disclosure by tiie rViieiai JJurcaa ef !n'igailon of the finding of a Japanese "free balloon" hanging to snow-covered tree-tops in nortuweiflei'n Montana. The balloon, definitely Identified as of Japanese manufacture for Hie WITH THE IT. S. BEVKNTH ARMY. (ierman reslslance increased bitterly along the entire Seventh Army front today, especially In Hie vi- clnliy of the Siegfried Line where the enemy directed heavy fire at any visible Alll'd trfwins I Fighting also was iulense In the Colmar sector of the French Army front. In KayserberR. where the enemy counter-attacked and gained a roolhold inside the town, the Americans took l'.O prisoners and a tank while knocking out another tank and destroying considerable quantities of material. ! Sixty additional prisoners were taken In nearby Kineizlieim. j Limited gains, ranging up to a mile, were made in Hie Vosges Mountains in the vicinily of Lake Nolr. IMl.b Drive PAItlH Prance. The fierman 'offensive against the I'niled Slates Klrsi Army appears today to bo a lasl-diteh "do or die" effort to break up fien. Ilwlght D. Klsenhower's campaign to defeat fiermany this winter field Marshal Oen. Karl t;erd von Ilundstedt's bid Is being compared with that of Marshal Erich von I.u-dendorff's last great breakthrough which marked the final phase of I he last war. There (s no doubt from available reports that the current Nazi drive' constitutes a potential threat to seise Lleg. Ilelgium. The Germans ! probably think accomplishment ofj that feat would disorganize C,en. Elsenhower's entire campaign to cross Ihe Rhine this winter and give th Nazis needed time for the develop ment of secret weapons. (Continued on Page S) Vermillion County Men Called For Induction Kxanis Twenty-four Vermillion County men will report to Camp Atterbury. Columbus. Ind. for pre-lnduction examinations on Dec. 20. Eleven of the men are from Clln- craft plunt ou the Jap inland of Kyushu, the War Department reported today. i In a eommuiil'iue following by several hours announcement that Saipan-based ll-2'J's yesterday had inflicted "serious damage on the enemy aircraft plant at Nagoya. the War Department made initial dis closure of the Shanghai and Nan king attacks. Kind Omnia MlriLc It was thi; fifth strike at Omura. The communique said that bombing was accomplished through heavy cloud rover and that renlts or the aitack were unobserved. The medium force of R-J9's on their daylight mission on the China coasl found clear weather and re ported good to excellent results from visual bombing of the targets. Weak Opposition (Continued on Page 3) i Senate Abandons Revolt Against 6 State Appointees FDR Firm in Refusal To Reconsider State Names; -Filibuster Falls Through WASHINGTON.. C. - Sen. llob- ert M. LaPolleti (Prog ) Wis., declared In a senate speech today that the developments In Kurope Indicate that the Atlantic charter lias become "a mere wrap of paper." Quit Fililnister 'liin-at He expressed grave concern over thoae devolpuienls alter New Deal Democratic leaders in a revolt a-gainst President Roosevelt's Blate Department appointments had abandoned a filibuster threat. "Developments In Kurope indicate that the Atlantic Charter has become a mere scrap of paper, and that the government of the t'nlied States is satisfied to make pious de clarations, such as In the press statement of the secretary of stale and that of yesterday concerning Po land." Confirmation Certain Abandonment of the filibuster threat apparently made certain con firmation of nominations of Joseph C. Crew to be undersecretary of state and six assistant secretaries. Continued on pace (1 Dan ir I Price Service To Be Held 1 1 a. m. Wednesdav Funeral services for Daniel L. price. Hi, will Ijc held at l:n a. m. Wednesday, at the Fiii Pueera! Home. Mr. Price. well known building contractor, died at bis home at S40 Beach Street at 2 p. m. Saturday following an extended Illness. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home and will remain there for services to be held at X a- m. Wednesday. Rev. Leslie Beard will conduct the services and burial will lie in the Walnut Grave Cemetery. If Dec. 11. It was made of processed paper and the remnants weigiiea u ) pounds. It had a ga capacity of I more than Is.oofl cubic feel and was capable of carrying " pounds of cargo human or material. Four Possibilities ' liM A!'f;F.I.. rl. A my-stes-iotis lialloon was discovered dririiiur Inland today from tlx oc. fun over Kanla Monica at an IH-tude of alMHlt O.tXKI feet. A reports of In balloon filter' 4 lluxugti Army olejervation uosts, aewliy air fields dHaUctird t iiuuiev lo follow the path at Hie lac which was headinc northeast lowanl Ml. Wilson. i'utU-r from Katita Mmtitm to Im Angeles, all Army air posts and both Army auid Navy bitelHg-dfiariiienl sent men to the area in an attempt to diswter lle oritriw of llie balloon- Military experts speculated along four lines, which were iu order of their probability: 1. The balloon was a "barrage balloon." which escaped from some Japauese military post either in the Nipponese islands or in some Jap Pacific island outpost. 2. The balloon brought Japanese saboteurs to the I'niled States, who laud'-d in the I'aclfic northwest by tCootiuued on Page 21 Innocence Plea In 3Iade by Convifiw In CI in Ion Rolilx-ry Entering pleas of not guilty to robbery charges in Vermillion Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Oscar Boyd. Jr.. il of Marion and truest (offer. 23. of Uiiknell. are today in custody of Bheriif Oil Potter in Vermillion County jail In Newport. The two men. alleged attackers of Doyle Arthur Jones. 18-year-old army Inductee or I'niversal. were arraigned iu circuit court Monday after their arrest by State Police Officer Hay Rayburn and city policemen Edgar Humphreys and Herbert Donald early Hunday Bioruing. Hoyd and Carter are charged with robbing Jones of nearly IfO after attacking and beating him at about a. ru. Bunday as lie was walking on Main Street la Clinton. The attack was alleged to have oecured at the corner of Main and Mulberry (Streets. The two men. trusty eonwets from the Indiana Bute Farm at Pendleton working at the Tuberculosis saoiiorium in Kock- ville. were reported by local author ities to have dragged Jones about 45 feet from tiie corner w-'iere thev robbed him. leaving him unconscious on the sidewalk. The arrest of the two followed an all-night search from Clinton to Kockvitle and the sanitonum and was followed by a full statement from Opal Cooper. Kockville. said to have been the two men's companion while they were in Clinton, Boyd and Coffer, both under sentence at Pendleton, ar being held under f2aa lond pending trial which was tentatively set for Lines Meet Srd, 7th U. S. , : WITH THH U. S. FIRSt ARMY. Troops of Hie United States First Army today aiabiliaad and raiafaroad lis lines against t'ae gravt Cemaa offensive which rolled through Aain-rican positions at various points a-long a 60-mile front mankar front Monsehau to south of tha area ot Echiernach. . . One of many German armored punches which drove deeply Into Bel-glum was halted this morning by an American attack several miles to tha rear of Vlanden. Iteinforretneflts Crowd Kuada Throughout the night all roada leading lo the front were transfer' n into solid rivers of all UDs. inks, men and supply matariel he t irst Ann moved swiftly f.9 1 lock the enemy. . The fierman offensive, which four 1;iys ago broke against thfa sector -f the Ameran front, reached Its -'imas during the last 24 hours. ith waves of Oermaas rolllat trough Belgium and darnr "' Luxembourg, killing ciriliaas aid tos'lng down trapped doughboys.' elrhMt Towns Aflamtf Quiet towns in eastern and oes--al Belgium suddenly became la-' '-rnos or shelirire. Prigbienrd ctrll-nns hid in their callara or fled a-' rain down the roads, carrying th 'Conttnnan on sacs it w Attempts To Settle Greek War Seen in Parleys ATHENS, Oreeca. A foaca f c,f)(t Elas mn today assashesl hrough the wire defenses aruatf I'j RAP headquartrs compouat oitside of Athens whHe Brttlsa trtnks and armored cars sped fr f'e capital to relict th aabatAsd garrison. At the same tltn. Premier Paaan-dreou ordered the arrest of all Qula-i:ngs wio escsped from the Ararolf J il following the battle there, t Ml Br broadcast haard by the Blu Network prdid"d that the RAP l.esdguarters will be evacuated, a-f ton as reinforcenientsi necessary for t't success of such a move arrive.) A new attempt to briag peaca to ft rife-torn liberated Greece vat s-en today In the ssheduled conference between Lieut. Oen. Enald Kcobfe, commander of the ttiitiab forces, and Miliyadss Porpbyroaaa-nis. emissary of th powerful left-wing EAM party. Meanwhile the Britjdh started a f-jll-scale drive agaitt' the Bias, the nrmed militia of the HAM party, ;u effort to raise the sia of AtTT-ens and estabp(h a coss.wwatfeat.0a line with the port of Piraeus. Tanks, armored ears, warpiases and 25-poundrs were thrown lata fight which according to a British communiqae was "proa-ressiwE; p icressfully." 1 LONDON. Kngland. ;rtaa Pa-l androti. Creek prime tofnWter. has "n1 a cable to King Gaorc Of Greece urging the auioiatnsnt of Archbishop Damasklnos ot Atheas vk regent of the strife-toni atftioa, lleuier's reiorted today. Former Clinton RcVitlrat Succumbs in Terre Haut William Htewart, former Clin tea resident, died at home in Terra Haute Sunday morning after a abort illness. He Is survived by one son, afurl Stewart. Pon:iae. Mich.; one siatr, Mi Jen Stewart. Lansing. Mich.; two brothers, Harry gtewart. Terr Haute; and Thomas Stewart, rila-ton; one step-brother, George Stewart, Long Be?ch, Calif.; and one srry.ndchild. The body was taken to the Rao Funeral Home in Terre Hauta fad will remain there for services to beheld at 2 P. to. Wednesday. Iturial w-m be in she Brazil Flrsf Lieutenant Charles Ktaaftf, son Of lr. and Mrs. w. Hoy Stasis of Wflfniit Klreet recently received the Air Medal for bero-jm in anion In tile European Theater of Operation. The medal is given for meritorious achievement in aerial combat. I.I. Slaals is now with a Tactical Ifcconnaii-saner ffajiiadron stationed In Ib'l-yuiii. He attended Indiana Mate Teju-ftcr t'llege and was employed at the Wabash Hirer Ordnance Works before entering; sen he. Soviets Jab At Czech Border On 70-Mile Frontline Reds Gain 13 Miles In North Hungary; Crash On in Budapest Drive MOSCOW, Russia. Soviet forc es surged northward in Hungary to-iday in a 13-mile advance which .reached Czechoslovakia along; a 70-jmile front and jabbed across tiie frontier to seize 11 sraegic town? tfi rail hub of Koefeo. When th RusHiaii reaeh Koni-" they will I only 17 iile from Pr-noi and command on of the th Tarpathiang into Poland. Continue n f4c il Temporary Relief Due In Midwest Cold Wave; Warmer for Indiana fHK"A;0. 111. The riiarp cold wave which spr-ad sub-ro teujjer-atures over many areas of the midwest is on its way out feiuorari-ly tli Weather bureau rejjrt-d ttidav. Huch tempf-ratures as those of IS Iwlow zero at lone liock. Wis.. 12 below at 5atliMn. Wiis., and K lelom a t Roc k ( o t d . J 11 . , recorded vest er-da will ie replaced by more tolerable teniteratures like 40 to 4U -hove In Wisconsin and close to the (Jotji1cuNi un par f t ton. four from Cayuga, two rrom ad villages. I'niversal. one each from Newport.! At the same time the Soviet pus!i Perrysvillr. Blanford and Dana and north and northwest of captured three transfers. j Miskolc engulfed more than :', in- The Clinton men Include Thomas , i,at,it.d localities, cleared ihe Cer-Melvln Surlier. Ieon Sanquenetti. J IuaI1, ,,.om 1(,avily wooded ter-Elwood Wayne Kispert. Ivan Eu- raj WM uf .Satoraija'ijhely and gene Chubb. Herschel Maurice Am- ara to the bank of Ihe llernad riv-merman. Piorenzo Divan. Paul Fred- eT aif stubborn figiiting by Die erick Baldwin, Norman Raymond 'a garrisons. Chubb, Walter Cleeman Vocum. j n the sweep into Czechoslovakia. Floyd Rhoades Foster, and William tw, ,U8 IKeui.-A by the lt.ur.sian J. Howard. included the Important highway CayuKs; Clark Williams. Milton jullc,j01J of jak. slicnilv more O. Weir. Kenneth Oorge Hughes j .,.a ,ta iti,west or ihe tra- war-time Washington. fjut Hie work of the alTalrs of he nation that come daily to the f r 1 dewt'a desk went on uninterrupted. I Mr. Rooaevelt completed perhaiw the greatest amount of bard work of any of hl stays away from I tie Whll House. He took his geerelar-' lal atafr with him, and. as always on bis trips wherever lie may be. was In instant mmute-to-minute touch with the While House and key departments In Washington. He bandied the Rlate Department reorganisation Immediately following Ills appointment of Kdward It KMttiulus Jr.. to succeed t'ordell Continue on Page il Vole Telegrams In Spotlight In State Ballot Prole INDIAVAPOLW, Lid. Attorned General James A. Kniiueri charged bis well known .election eve telegrams to the Republican state committee, the fireen senate subcommittee was advised in Indianapolis today. The telegrams, sent by the attorney general to 2 county election boards, ordered fiiem to disregard atate election board Instructions recognizing the legality of registration affidavits. Couimlttoe Investigators charged that through denial of reg istration affidavits, thousands of diana voters were disfranchised Nov, 7,' The evidence concerning the tele- . jtrams was given by Robert Barou. an official of the ludianapoiis West-ra Union office. Baron said that the original iustruclioas of the state election board were charged to a telephone number which later was Identified as that of the state printing board. Senator Thomas Stewart Tennessee, subcommittee tuember. raised the question of why the attorney general had not charged the cost of the telegrams to the state instead ef to "a puliticai party." A. Jack Tiltun, Marlon County 4lerk, a Republican, also was a witness. He said that the Democrats established the rgisfration system and that when lie took office he had decided to perpetuate It. "The Democrats beat us with the system for a good many years so 1 thought it must be a pretty good cystem." Tilaon explained. In Allen County. Kepublican officials interfered with registration of Democratic voters, according to the teatimony beard by Hie aenate subcommittee. Kugene Martin, of Fort Wayne. Allen County Democratic chairman, was the first witness to describe purported election irregularities In a county outside of Marion. Tli committee also beard Mrs. Martlta Mclntyre, an Indianapolis Democratic challenger, testify that nuc was permitted to vote only after lie bad donned a Dewey badge. Martin aaid that the Allen County Nipponese Army, landed iu Montana Sharp Increases Due in National Draft Requirements Recruiting Boosted To 80,000 Monthly; Combat Replacement Needs Mount WASHINGTON, D. C. National draft calls were due today for sharp I increases until Ortnauy is defeated J as the War Department boosted Its i recruitment demands from tiO.oO ' to tjtl.ouo per juonib for January and j February and revealed that combat ( replacements from army ranks were virtually exhausted. j At the same time, Selective Service t headquarters ordered re-examination i of all draft registrant 1 through 2S who have been rejected sine last Feb. I. i Koveiiilier tf'aMialti1 High j The army's request lor more men, coinciding with Hie mounting Ger-1 uiau counter-offensive on the west- I ern front in Kurope, was furtaer underscored in its disclosure that Tinted Ht-aieB ground force casualties for November in Kurope were 57,-775, approximately oiie-quarir of all American dead, wounded and missing since D-lay. With the casualty Jist expected to increase in lecmber, tiie War f)e- partmeut indicated flat it might be necessary to continue the fclt.oOO draft call rate in March and April. i Cout Inuen on tiaga a I Expansion Plana Are Outlined For Local War Plant I'laij for a iwtstwar port buul-) a well as lor major xpaisiou v( the V. Maeh.tu? Tool rorjwra lion re discluwd yesterday Uy Dr. Htvrtwrt A. H. Wirlaut. pi-widii1 and iikrai! iuaiiii;-r of 1h i'liuioo eorioratio. Final dttciMions on ih tort bus-inm which handW the product? of th local llant. uiadf by Ir. Zt'hrLaut durinx him a(t,iidan' ut tli mi tin of th National Ako-ciation of Maoulaiurer hld D. ti to in New Vork City. Of fie of tii xport company to !? in ontart with major Allid countri ae wll a Konili Amri-ca, th East Indi and !iuratd , hinds ar at 2'u Kast 43rd Ktrt in Nw Vork City. Ir. Zlirlaut iaid. in outlinint: 1I1 pos'war plan?. Further couferenc- with olfieUil from vra gouih Anirican couo-tric includiui; f'oluinbia. Brazil, Ar-ireutina. Chfl and I'era iir planned in Ht. Feteruburie. Fia. within th i;"jct fw -k, b continued. Furtber xpanFio of machinery snd personnel at I lie "lirn plant - Time, Vast Distances Move Against American Forces Fighting in Pacific Editor's Note: Joph A. Ror. a pinei, tiie trip from th Pauifif var news d it or of luternatiouaj . coast of tli I'uitd lState lo Hawaii a fid RaymoM AH, IBivriial: Doyle Arthur Joiic iiod Herman Armando Turchi, Perry isviJle; IJal Margin Hanna. Newport: Ruiwell Earl Cot. Blanford- John Andrew MarrtutvO. Dhow. Martfs Karl MW"ultutli. TranBfereg; Ray Deau MtiiaBter, Raiikin. 111.; Milton KruerKou Sutton, C'tjillkothe, 111. and Jaujes Taylor lilock, Indiana Harbor, lud iuerl tti firnt tep to tu nut ing front. 1 flew to Pearl Harbor in AugUFt. 1943. and at that time Amrica's front lin in th cntral Pacific mopped at Midway Island. 1.104 suUes oorthweet of Hawaii. Laa-frtc Wtabrd Sine that time Americas and Allied forcs have lai-froiesed westward: Th Gilberts. Marshalls. Mari-anaas. Pa la us and th Philippine, thus moving th battle lin within l.S miles of Tokyo. Thre ar plenty of war materials along th Pacific west coast, but News Kervioe ja Just uia4 a Otttt-mil artal tour of th Pacific war sones. KoJlowiup U th first of fiv article on th Pacific rar. K isH'H A. iPtfHH IiHtenuUioMjal w Htrvir Mmtt t 'rrymiirt PEARL HARBOR. Hawaii Tim and distance ar America's rritt "nemiee in the Pacific Utdajr as t'nit--i State land, rea and air fore maph -8'atd to cruti Japan. America's startling succsRe dur-Ine th past have only multi-uiied the problem of logistics. juki icm If wotliinr more than th knack. ils4ss &DAYS ) f getting tb rteht ouaiitities of . lack of adouat shipping facilities neB and materials to th right spot j results In a trickle at th far end it tb proper time. j of th lengthening supply lin. Hawaii Fir 4.VIar Tri On must f ravel across th Par!-j For Instant, a supply ship ntn-ric to realize how ast a body of ning between th Pacific coat and water It really is. Now that Aroeri- j Pearl Harbor makes th round trip ca forces are back iu the Philip-' (Continued on Page 2 lrk rfud to provide Democratic ( in etor. lr. Zehrlaut said, in or-rtection rxiitrar with sufficient to oailM th plans laid for ffuppli. ririctiujr each t j5 ts-i 1' port trade, of rKft ratios forme, while permit- A fw wvks ato ft wa disclosed tinit th G. O. P. reKitttrara to take 1 tat several Koiiet u4-lt-A' oo-put M miMMf m !. i CouUuud on Fa 2) If

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