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I THE DAILY OJNTONIAN inAF Of Vermillion And Pi THE WEATHER Increasing cluuillneBs today. Snow Chimes tonight. Clearing Saturday. I, Idle temperature change loilay. Nol bo cold tonight becoming cold again Saturday. Mailed In Conformity With P. O. D. Order No 19687 1IIC liumc i..nrr. mditmBUU Price Three Cents. "7i i.:-rnie ivriM4 THURSnAV. DECEMBER k. Library com iMT.i DITUIOB Indianapolis, ma- : 1 o) CONGRESS GROUP VISITS CLARK ft H"? IW" Rapid Westward Drive Slowed By Yanks; Vast Regrouping of Allies Now Underway on Front German Push in Belgium Slowed by . . a . t rv Infantry Division I ... l " . It I J4; Mnr-. I IT SEN MARK W ClARK, commanding general of the Allied armies m'naly, "To" above.'teft. with member, of the Hons, military affairs committee now touring the Italian theater of war Representative C. H. Elston, Ohio, is seated between General Clark and Representative Clare Boothe Luce of Connecticut. This Is an oroclal U, 8. Army Signal Corps radiophoto. (International Soundohoto) 1 " "' ' Committee in tnnianapoiis ou the capuoi oi i.. " Clinton Business And Professional Men Join In Holiday Greetings Merchants, professional men. organizations and individuals joined loiiay in exlending Christ mas greetings lo residents of Clinton and vicinity through the pages of the Dai- ly eiintoman. ln n,B special Christmas Issue ot T1P paij- cilnlonian including: jiabel Mills Reality Shop, Luces (Jlocl,iy Young's Grocery, Pohl s Gl.OI,pry yalente s Pood Market, kiiinno Grocery. Andersons (.roce- ry, Uerto and Son s Grocery, White's Pharmacy. O. F. Houston, Red's Mobilgas Service, Security Loan Co., William S. Nisbet, Olmstead's Cleaners, Trl-(Conliiiued on Page 21 Holiday Edition Today's issue of the Daily Clin-tonlan marks the Christmas Issue of the newspaper. There will be no paper, on Monday. Christmas Day, hut the f ivc-day-per-week edition policy will he followed by publishing the Clintuniau next Suliirdav. Dec. 30. Clinton Churches to hi ' Midwest COP Move to Seize Party i . i i t i . Power Expected in Indiana Meeting INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. A vigorous movement of midwest Republican, to wrest control of the party Iron, "eastern Interest." is expelced at the meeting of the G. O. P. National "ryNaUonal Chairman Herbert Brownell. Jr., Thursday announced the committee meeting fur Indianapolis, Governor Thomas E. Dewey the second largest majority ami e.r.,u... Nazis Gambling All Bat Will Fail, 'Ike' Tells American Troops SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a special order of the day to the valiant Yank troops battling to stem the German offensive, declared today that the Mn,iu nnvi n re gambling everything but that the effort will fail. The Germans, said Eisenhower, n,L-itii' siinreme effort to break out of the desperate plight Into which the Allied troops forced them by their brilliant victories of the summer and fall. "He is fighting savagely to lane i nn(.K .11 that you nave ! using every treacherous trick to de i.. ..a kill iron." the Hlipremf that you have won ann and kill you, commander said. "He is gambling everything, but already in this battle your gallantry Iibb done much to foil his plans. "In the face of your proven bravery and fortitude, he will completely fall." (Continued on Pace 31 Santa Claus Only US Resident Sure of Holiday Transportation WASHINGTON. D. P. rinus is Just about the only man in the United Stales absolutely sure he will get where he wants to go by Christmas Eve. Figurative "standing room only signs are up at all railroad and plane terminals. Reservations ror the period between the twenties and tweniy-l'llth of December have been booked solid for almost a nioiiui. Extra trains are running In help n.o lnml nlrhrtKliilas passen gers but even so it looks as if about half the mobs in railroad terminals will find out how It feels to ride in the baggage rack. The tiregoi'ian ciiieinun .i... mean trick on the Office of Defense The Gregorian calendar puneu Transportation and had Christinas come on Monday Ibis year. That ,i u m eiiinieiu worn- b can travel without the leave de nied them at OUT request. iVmllniien 'in Dne si New Seventh Street Bridge Opens To i ran if i i niu y Volume 32 Number 248. Superforts Deal Knockout Blow At Jap Center 100 B-29s in 3rd Blow At Nagoya Aircraft Area; Mukden Sector Under New Attack in V. S. Air Drive WASHINGTON, D. C. A sizeable force of B-29 Superfortresses perhaps as many as 100 dropped a mighty load of demolition and incendiary bombs on Japan s Mitsubishi aircraft works at Nagoya today for the third time in ten days. International News Service dispatches from Saipan. takeoff point pf the big American bombers, termed the raid a "knockout punch" and aid that combined witli the Dec. 13-18 attacks damage from today s mission might well be enough to halt production of any consequence for weeks or months to come. estinctlon Ih High Success of the previous attacks on Nagoya, located on the main enemy Island of Honshu, was clearly shown when Brig. Gen. Haywood S. sell, chief of the 21b! Bomber Cnm-mand. announced that damage from the first raid extended over 670.0(10 equare feet of roof area Instead of euK.Safl as estimated previously. He aid a number of oilier buildings at the Mitsubishi works were destroyed completely. Japanese reports on today's raid said "about 100" B-29's attacked Nagoya and invaded the skies over Rhluoka, Aichi and Osoka prefectures. A Japanese high command communique claimed "more than 10 pianeB" were shot down. Minimize Attack Tokyo Radio said both demolition and fire bombs were dropped but at-(Contlniiert on pans HI Victory in Europe Not Yet in Sight, President Declares WASHINGTON, n. C. President Roosevelt declared today that defeat of Germany is not yet in sight and that the fruits of that victory embodied In the Altanllc Charter are hoped-for rather than guaranteed objectives. Mr. Roosevelt was emphatic in stating that he can not envision the end of the German war. and lie was equally direct In telling his news conference that the Atlatlc Charter is a pronouncement of hoped-for objectives for the betterment of man- ' . He compared the Atlantic Charter with other similar declarations of history, pointing out that some great objectives of the past have not yet been attained. In discussing the war. he asserted that there can be no revision in war expenditures until German is finally defeated. Touching on other subjects. President noosevelt said he had no knowledge of a report that quarterly meetings of the secretaries of state for the Allied governments would be held In the future. And he added that no date has yet been set . . "Hlir Three" meeting be- .,. himself. Prime Minister Churchill and Marshall Stalin. .u. hudi. Mr. Iloosvelt said, must be made up on a basis that there Is no set date ror tne enn of the war with Germany, and that before there can be any changes Ger- . ha defeated. The President reminded his news conference that be is one oi .u . people who have never said or predicted when the war will be won. Asked for comment on the German offensive, the President replied that any expression (roni mm .inline as one coming from a single in dividual. He Baid that he knows very little more about the status of the German offensive than news dispatches from the front. In connection with the war budget Mr Roosevelt said that it could he' made up on a basis of several assumptions - one that the war other that it might continue for a might end within six months: an-long while. But. he continued, in ins belief it must be made up on a basis ,hat no one knows when the war ill end and that Germany must be Inked first. lote ill the national line-up. llulleik in Prominent Hole ti.o muetinc also assumed import i.. u.vpikI weeks ago Hep ...iiivu Chares A. Haiiei-B, in Rensselaer, chairman of the Repub lican National Congressional I'ain- oaian Committee, issued a siaienieui deploring G. O. P. support of Roose velt policies anil iieiiiiiiiiiiiif. nalion of what he said were "me loo" presidential candidates. Malleck IIJO PI llllllllll v. ,.,,. - is expected to he prominent at the ! Giant Soviet Attack Strikes Baltic: Nazis Giant Drive Opened North Of Prussia, Nazis Admit; 27 Infantry Divisions Hurled at German Lines LONDON, England. The Nazi DNB Agency announced today that the Red Army had launched a giant ,,.,,.!, uiniiv i he Baltic coast north ,f Bust Prussia, ulong a 22-mile from after a terrific artillery barrage lasting 8" minutes. The Germans said the Kiif-sians had thrown 27 infantry divisions, supported by armor, into the battle. It is presumed that the drive is u renewal of the Soviet campaign to drive the Germans out of the Latvian port of Lilian and reduce the port ot Memel at the northern coamai up of East Prussia. MOSCOW, Russia. The Soviet second Ukrainian army smushed norlhward in Hungary and westward in Czechoslovakia today In twin drives which engulfed more than 80 strategic towns and villages and wiped out more than J.BU0 Nazis. The drive through Slovakia re-sultijin the capture pf the wo Important rail junctions of Rlmaszoni- bat (Rirovska Sobota) anil reie-dince, and 30 other communities' In advances of more than sin miles, rimasli Near Ixwoni' Expanding their successes in Slovakia the Soviets sniaslied Into the village of Lyukva where they were only II miles from the great Nazi-held rail hub of Losonc (Lucenecl. one of the main German bastions de-nnnMiniert un naee st Pfc. IKe!Iieimer Reported Missing In German Action Pfc. Pleasant Kelsheinier, Jr.. 25, is missing in action in Germany, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pleasant Kelsheinier. Sr. of South Sixth Street, have been Informed by the War Department. Pfc. KelBheimer. a member of the U. S. Infantry forces, has been missing since Nov. 29, the telegram Btat-ed. He Is a graduate of Clinton High School with the class of 1937 and was employed In Chicago before entering the service. He has been overseas Bince Sept. 2.1, 1844. Assigned to an infantry company in England, he was Immediately sent to the front lines in Germany. The last letter received from him was by Ihb wife, Mrs. Frances Kelsheinier. formerly of Chicago. The letter was written on Thanksgiving and received Dec. 11. Mrs. Kelsheinier and her six-month old son, David Charles, are making their home with the soldier's pureuts. Mr. and Mrs. Pleasant Kelsheinier at 802 South Sixth Street. Another son of the Kelsheinier family. First Lieutenant Robert E. Kelsheinier. Is with the II. S. Army Engineer Forces in India. Mark Christmas van is planned beginning at 7:30. Pi'tt-li) tci la.ii MervircM The First Presbyterian Church. Rev. R. C. Linberg, minister, will hold a Sunday School program at 8:30 a. m. At 10:45 a. m., morning worship will be conducted with the sermon Bubject being "God's Men and God's Candle." During the morning worship Elizabeth Earls will have special music for t lie congregation and at 7:30 p. ni.. a Christmas cantata. "The Christ Child." is scheduled. At the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church the Sunday School Christmas program is at 9:30 a. m. At 7:15 p. m., the Christmas play, "There Was One Who Gave a Lamb." and special music by the Hillcrest Choir will he presented. The Calvary Baptist Church will present the Christmas program during the evening service at 7:30 p. in. Rev. Keruer mentions that those (Coulloued un Page 'i) Yank Lines In North Hold Off Nazi Offensive News Blackout Extends To All Allied Armies in West; Report Titantic Battles On In Ardennes, Near Liege A flat declaration that the German onslaught westward through Iielgltim had been "blunted and slowed down" was made today by i:n American staff officer who said ! azi efiorls to break through Yank I nes lo the north had been frustrsl-rd. The statement was reported by In-t rnatioiiul News Service war corres-i undent Frank Conniff, with Amerl-r tn forces in Belgium, !n a dispatch filed ul 9 a. m. :;lspalrlie Contradictory Frontline dispatches continued 'nntradictory, a message from Lea Carson, International News Service var correspondent with the Firat Army, Baid the German offensive I 111 was smashing westward and widening salients for Nazi troops Hooding in. At St. Villi. American armor has been fighting for lour days "against overwhelming odds and under ferocious assault." this dispatch said, and added that SS troops are coming in "from all sides." Itetter Tank Duel For the first time, however, the (Continued on Page 5) Rritish Forces In Sweep on Bologna; 5th Patrols Active ROM E, Italy. British Eighth Army forces swept forward from the i ist toward Bologna today In a drive which heal down stubborn Cernian resistance and captured the l ey town of Ilagnacavallo 10 miles northeast of Faenza. While the British were taking Ba-rna.'avallo. Canadian troops north of '. inuni hi-nlii Nliizf resistance with ...... their unrelenting pressure and made subslgntial gams. The British advance stemmed from heir nringeneaa across uio vnviu-iin f'nnut and swept to the Ben in river on a broad front to a point opposite Fusignano. Other Eighth Army columns fighting directly north or Faenza made headway against strong resistance. Uritish patrol clashes were reported rrotn the v. S. Filth Army holding positions south of Bologna. I Allied aircraft flew B00 missions Pirn lo its base. ATIIEN'S British forces have leared much of southern Athens of 'nsurgent Idas forces and have taken a total of some 4,000 prisoners. Cie headquarters of Lieut. Gen. Ronald Scobie disclosed today. A total of 3.000 prisoners already have been evacuated by sea, officials disclosed while another 1,000 are being held on Ihe mainland. Meanwhile. British headquarters reported that none of the Elas field guns have been liring since Gen. Scobie issued his warning Wednesday that the areas around active field pieces would be bombed and shelled out or existence. British lleaufighlers. armed with rockets, flattened the main block of Averoff prison, which has been In Elas hands since Monday in what was described as an "accurate and successtul attack". Allied tanks in positions at Ihe foot of Mount Likabeltys In the cen-ter of tlie Greek capital, shelled the 1 - - - 1 Athens ln the region of the military main Elas concentration In northern - - tsj .academy. , .XI Indianapolis gaineriug. i line nunureu unu imj-i....- -i- Indiana Republicans today werelcia n0nnay greetings ure Included Veteran American WITH II S. FlIlSTi ARMY. Hel Blum. The first tidal wave of the German offensive along the l". S. ; Eirst Army front has been absorbed by the American forces and the time for the enemy to exploit Its pains is running short. The Nazi push to Slavelot in Belgium has been stopped by a veteran Yank infantry division, supported by armor. The Yanks benl back the tip of the SS Panzer attack .nid then chipped at the main shaft of the German thrust in the Malmedy-Rlavelot area. Meanwhile, the southern spearhead or the Nazi drive which lashed out east of Wiltz has been bliinled by a firm wall of American resistance. Lone Nazi Tiger tanks end half tracks are roaming the Relglan countryside searching out American countryside searciiing oui sum icjui fuel supply dumps which ure needed ,ioD.ior.n,lv bv the fuel-starved Ger- desperately by the fuel-starved Ger- rcnntlnuefl on Pane zl Ccilin Price On Live Cattle Draws Congress Protests Cattle Bloc Aroused Over OPA Proposals to Place New Ceilings on Stock WASHINGTON, n. C. Economic Stabilizer Fred Viuson. holding in hia lan the decision of government action to relieve the acute meal crisis at retail levels, today was expected to order price ceilings on live cattle by the end of t li it week. Brought to a head by threats of New York City relall meat dealers to close their sliops beginning Christmas day unlesB the government nets to give them a belter profit margin. Ihe final decision will prove highly unpopular with cattle producers. Calllo ltloc Protests Already Capitol Hill's cattle bloe. led by Sen. O'Mahoney I D) Wyo.. has violently protested the livestock ceiling proposal, holding such action would result In reduced meat supplies. O'Mahoney arranged a conference toilay between cattle coim-IContlnuen on Page 5) Louis Lane Is Named President Of Exchange Club Louis Lane, manager or the Clinton telephone office, was cUcled president of the Exchange Club for the first six months of 1945 yesterday us the membership unanimously accepted the report of the nominating committee. He will succeed Puul Fletcher, Penney store malinger, who becomes a member of the board ot control. Oilier officers elected were: Vice-president, Rev. C. C. Jordan, pastor of the Methodist Church; secretary. John Guerrl, Clinton Hotel manager, re-elected and treasurer; II. S. Call, insurance agent, also re-elected. New members of the board of control are Mr. Fletcher. W. E. Gerrish and Dr. G. H. McGuire. Holdover members are Lee Haln. Dr. E. W. Cordlngley and Raymond Gilfoy. A general discussion of the problem of children roaming the streets of the city at late hours occupied most of the meeting, with several members stressing the need for a reasonable curfew hour to be rigidly enforced. Most of the difficulty lies with the parents, it was liro unlit out. for it is their duty to see to it that their children keep safe, healthful hourB. Some curfew plan will probably he worked out in the near fill lire, in co-operalinn with the cily administration. The present curfew ordinance, passeil in the lS9"s. calls for in p. in. in the slimmer and 9 p. m. in the whiter. t in a mood to cooperate with sit ; other midwest delegations in any manemer to place paity attaiis iu( i barge of Hie torn belt biates w hich went liepublican on Nov. 7 Tin y ad-' miiit nrlvatelv that the isolation i... i,ii euined strength be- I Continued ou page 3) M Second Cold Wave On Way to States; Iittle Relief Felt in Midwest A slight and only temporary relief from Hie Arctic temperatures gripping northern states from Iowa and Minnesota lo the Atlantic coast and New England followed toilay in the, wake of the severe cold wave. I The Weather Ilureau reported that higher temperatures already had sent the mercury above me zeio mark ill most of the Uakotas and were moderating the severity or the cold wave ill Minnesota and Iowa iuI that another frigid blast was on ts way from Canada. The slightly warmer weather, the forecaster said, will reach the east iy tomorrow. In I In. meantime. 17 degrees below :elo was recoiueo ai i auinui:, m .i uw nf lnu-(.r Michigan, i mm recorded at Cadillac, in the j AM it three months or cons nc- ,Ios(illhi,im f:prnlanv alld c.erniany Hon the new bridge m I ,rasport in Yugoslavia. Supply mis-Creek at Seven I, Street was ovrt f)0WB , (irHece. to regular traftic o as. 0ne A1wJ ajrcraft fa,e(, , . With Special Services on Sunday and Hlack Moshannon. northwest of mrth of Christ. Belle foute. Pa., reported IH below. wini Christmas Eve on Sunday Freezing weather extended down - tills year, several young people's or-lo north Texas, central Louisiana. ganija,ona in tne local churches are JOI' lllllvll'.'. iini"" - uili.sloiier. suid last night at the regular nieciins of the city council ihat tin bridge was completed and would be open this morning. ' The biidge was washed out In a flood ubout seen years ago and until now had never been replaced. The new span Is of durable construction and was built to withstand regular and emergency trar-fic and flood conditions, Polkitea said. Michael Stifter, 78, Dies At Residence in Blanford Michael Stifter. 78. died at his home in lUanfiird at 8:45 a. m. today following several years illUfBS. Mr. Stifter, a former coal miner, was a member of the S. X. P. J Lodge, and has made his home in Blanford lor the past 35 years. He Is survived by the widow. Anna; two daughters. Mrs. Mary Turck and Mrs. Alliina Smith, both of Milwaukee. Wis., and three grandchildren. The body was taken to the Karan- J lie hony was laaen 111 mo xx.i.a.. , . , 11 ...... ii.,.T r.,,,,1 - OVK'll rillieiiii iiuiiiti I-... (- plellon of fuuerul arrangements. Rneelal services will mark the ob servance of Christmas in all Clinlon cnitrcueB mis nuuuuy us n infi.uuo .-..!. l. l..i in tl,o eelehr.-ilinn nf tile ! planning carolling service following , Sunday night meetings. Midnight )Imi The Sacred Heart Church or Clinton will hold a special Midnight Mass at 12 o'clock Sunday night. I'sual services will be conducted at the 7:30 and 9:30 masses Sunday morning. The First Methodist Church will mark Christmas at the morning worship services. Rev. Clifford C. Jordan will deliver the sermon entitled. "The Light and the Lite." At 10:45 o i Church Kehnnl will begin and 6:00 p. m. the young people of the church will hold their Youth I Fellowship meeting. A caroling cara- central Mississippi ann noruieiu ni- liii mil . The let-up or extreme cold in the n..l.-.,ii,d Mimiesiila and Iowa was accompanied by some snow and this condition was expected to continue as i lit higher temperatures moved i-astward. The new cold wave on the heels r the brier moderate spell was expected to last for "several days," the Weather Ilureau said. Sub-zero leiuperat ores were re-lorted most or Hie ;iy east ward ,rom the middle west. Waterman. ... ;l.. ........ m,i....in ImH 1.. smile iiiut-a w-i-i I helnw and Rockfoid, 111 . 11 he-'al low hut the mercury was rising in huth places.