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THE DAILY CLINTOMAN The Home Newspaper Of Vermillion And Parke Countiet Mailed In Conformity With P. 0. D. Order No 10687 THE W1CATHICK Cloudy mid mild today, tonight and Sunday. Occasional drlazle. Volume 32 Number 254. CLINTON, INDIANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1944. Price Three Cents. MM o) ITQ uu Oil IB M I I U. S. OFFENSIVE RIPS NAZI FLANKS Vermillion County Storks Get Set For Ninth Annual New Year's Baby Race Reds Hack At Defense Of Bratislava Gap Heavy Losses Weaken Na Lines at Hron River, Gate To Vienna Approaches; R Close in for Budapest Kill Vermillion County storks were again poised for flight today as the ninth annual Stork Derby was scheduled to begin on the last stroke of midnight, Dec. ttl when 1045 will officially make its entrance into the world. Sirens, hells and whistles will not only usher in 1945 but will make some newcomer to Clinton or Vermillion County the distinguished "First Hearing is Set Jan. 3 in US Wards Seizure Records Clash Highlights Army Control as Ward Employes Adopt Passive Resistance Policy to Army CHICAGO1 Two men, each of whom claims he is conducting the vast 600 million dollar Montgomery Ward and C, enterprises, were ensconced in their almost adjoining Offices today. Itaby of 1945 Bitter Struggle For Nazi-Held A Town is Raging Yanks Advance into Nazi Territory in Smashing . Drive Back; Third Army I Moving Past Nazi Line I.OMIOV, England. Opinion among well - informed cirrlefl In liondon liardeneil tonight in the iielirf that chniigon in the Allied supreme commiind are imminent. ' Thi'Ke sotirreH salt! that a large-M-ale reorganization in coming In the entire military setup in the , west. Utiles of the current contest are the same as those which governed the original Vermillion County l)a-by Derby back In 193ft, and are as follows: Enemy Claims New Losses Inflicted MOSCOW Heavy losses left the German line sagging today along the western bank of the Hron River, the First Only babies born to Vermillion County parents, living in Vermillion County are eligible. Second The winner will be gateway to the Bratislava gap and Vienna, while to the south powerful 4 RiiBslan armies closed in for the "kill" on Budapest. the first baby born in 3 945, and whose birth certificate is brought to The Daily Clintonian office not later than Jan. 5, 1945. Hewell Avery, backed by liis steadfast and stubborn refusal to M-U.4 rZ. ' In the bloodiest hand-to-hand 1 bow to the labor board directives fighting since Slalingrad, Russian Ort Yank Convoy U. S. Sulu Sea Convoy Is Again Attacked; Tokyo; New Air Gains are Scored NKW YORK, N. Y. A Japanese imperial headquarters communique claimed today that four more "large transports" and one P-T boat from an enemy convoy steaming "toward troopa fought the stubborn Germans 35 V JLsX" and the resultant seizure of the Ward properties, arrived at his of house to house, street by street and, In many cases, tree by tree. In the fice shortly after 9 u. m. Roth in Office western part of the Hnngarian cap! a" It Ma. Gen. Joseph W. Byron, back tal. ed by authority Invested in him by (The British radio, In a broad Third Hour, minute and day of birth must be confirmed by the attending physician. I twelve Heveml Prizes In addition to the congratulations of the entire county the derby winner wilj receive the following gifts from Clinton merchants: Louise, Inc., baby shawl; J. C. Penney Co.,1 $1.49 in merchandise; Medlock Jew-! elry Store, gold baby ring; The Ba-, by Shop, one dozen flannel diapers and p. baby blanket; Powell's Phar-i cast heard by PBS. in New York, said 0 Miles the Russians now occupy most of S3 Budapest's western districts.) Mindoro Island by way of the Sulu Sea" had been sunk by Japunese fliers. The air attacks were said to have been made during the period from the flight of Dec. 28 to the afternoon of Dec. 29. To the north, other Soviet units battled along the western bank of the Hron River, after fording the Ice-caked stream and establishing macy, Johnson's Baby set; Rosen Continued on page 6) a bridgehead In their drive toward Bratislava and Austria across the The communique, transmitted by the Dome! agency and recorded by the FCC, raised the total Japanese AS GERMAN ARMIES still probed along the northern flank of their offensive into Belgium, American counterattack Is reported to have slammed back Nazi armor that had reached Cellos (inset map) Just eight miles from the northern bulge of France. Meanwhile, tons of ammunition and supplies have been dropped to Yanks cut off In Bastogne, and an American armored spearhead has slashed to ths relief of the trapped carrison. present Nazi positions place them about 150 miles from Paris and at one stiongpolnt, approximately 85 miles from Antwerp (large map), strategic Allied a;;jp!y poit in Belgium. -ihnsl) icy southern plain of Czechoslova PARIS Vengeance-seeking American armored and infantry units t'l-ashed headlong into the outskirts ' of Rochefort near the western tip of the enemy salient In Belgium today, closing in for a death struggle with crack German panzers earlier reported trapped Inside the city. Heavy fighting raged in and a-round the approaches to Rochefort, where Gen. Dwiglit D. Eisenhower jnnounced this week some of Field Marshal Karl Gerd von Rundstedt's ipearheads were encircled, with loses in men and equipment. To the southeast, the Yanks 'ought their way inside the village t MiUe Harlange about five and 1 half miles below Bastogne. and roughly half-way between that town nd the city of Luxembourg. The constant hammerblows whit-led down Von Rundstedt's salient vhlch was under exceptional pressure along its southern flank, where he American Third Army extended ts counter-offensive from a 30-nille o a 45-mile front. Planes of the 19th Tactical Air ''otce flew 1910 sorties over the claims In attacks on the convoy since the president of the United States, arrived shortly before noon. The 70-year-old Avery, who adamantly maintains the government seizure is a violation of constitutional rights, went directly to his offices. But the question of who was in control of the far-flung business remained undecided, with the company's program of passive resistance bringing the possibility of early court action. Hearing Jan. II A hearing on the government's stilt for a temporary injunction restraining Avery and other top Ward executives from Interfering with government operation of the business was set for Jan. 8. However. Federal Judge Philip Sullivan informed government counsel that if tlie urniy was hammered before that date, an earlier hearini kia. Take Nine Towns Northeast and southwest of ths Czechoslovak town of Sally, the Russians captured nine Inhabited localities, and about 30 miles to the east other units fought their way through rconnnnen on page fil Thursday to 10 transports sunk, four damaged, one P-T boat sunk, and one cruiser and destroyer damaged. The communique admitted that 4 Japanese planes "have not yet returned to base." Yesterday's Imperial headquarters listed six transports sunk and two damaged and said that the convoy Communique as reported by the FCC Feverish Activity Behind U.S. Lines Victory and Peace Coals of Germany In 1945: Coering Tough and Terrible Times Ahead Nazi Warns; Party Is Total Leader in Reich - NEW YORK, Re'iclismarshal Points to Major Blow at Germans consisted of "30 transports, escorted by 20-odd cruisers and destroyers' Archbishop Named Regent of Greece German Troops Step For the first time In days, the German high command attempted to pqrtray a slightly improved situation on Field Marshal Karl Gerd Von Rundstedt's bankrunted counter- which had been "heading westward In the Mindanao Sea through Surl- Hermann (Soerlng, said today in a Up Activity Along battle area this morning, bagging gao Straits" since the night of pec. 27 (Wednesday). offensive front in Belgium today, but I 13 tanks and armored vehicles, 59 would 1 granted. 'Conceivably, the company's announced policy might lead the government to ask for an early decision. The first Instance of the company policy occurred yesterday, when on (Continued on page 6) (Continued on Page 6) By Exiled King King George Turn?) Over Government to Damask i no the effort made little headway a- trucks. 31 railroad cars and seven gainst official dispatches from Gen. locomotives and damaged eight rail Dwiglit D. Kisenhower s headquart- cuts. The weather was poor but lm- New Year'B proclamation that 1945 would bring "lough and terrible times" to the dermal! people but claimed that "under Adolf Hitler's leadership we shall achieve victory and also the peace for which we long with all our hearts." . Western Italy Coast HO.MK German troop movements Increased greatly in Hie coas-tal sector of western Italy and Nazi patrolling was marked by aggressiveness, Mediterranean headquarters reported today. prs 1'iutra migiiuy in me early auer- Clinton Soldier Missing, 2 Dana The daily communique from Berlin asserted that American forces in the crucial Malmedy-Stavelot sector have been thrown back on the defensive. "The Fuehrer's will Inspires the righting front and the working Until Vote on Regime j LONDON King George II, exiled Sovereign of Greece, Ibsued a, proclamation today appointing Arch-' bishop Damaskinos, orthodox patriarch of Athens, as the Regent of Men are Killed Capehart Election May Face Contest As Senate Opens homeland," said Ooering's proclamation. "Through him the tremendous Crushing Air Blows Rained on German j Rear Line Hubs f Flint Nazi Admission Hut (his was the first Nazi admis strength of the German people, which Although Nazi Field Marshal Albert Kesselrlng's forces have not renewed their attack In the Sercliio Valley area, where an assault was loosed against American fiftli army the Greek nation. i n his statement temporarily turn One Clinton man is missing in action and two Dana soldiers have been killed in action according to War Department telegrams received by the parents this week. The Clinton soldier Is Pvt. Joseph "Yose" Helegda, 26, Bon of Mr. and Mrs. George Helegda, 138 North he has united, reaches its supreme pitch. Through our confidence in him t hia concentrated power of the German people will steel Itself to yet greater actions In these the most tempestuous times of this war. ing over his office to the prelate, King George declared that he was "resolved" not to return to Greece unless "summoned by the national sion that the first army troops in i this area, which commands the rail! and road routes to Liege and Ant-j werp, had succeeded in taking the initiative at all after the first explo- j sion of Von Hiindstedt's drive had: burned Itself out. I The rampaging third army troops, spread the Bastogne rorridnr to a ! width of ten miles by seizing the i i Cnntlnn"A nn iwf s I i forces, the sitution there was described as "fluid." American negro troops manning the Herchio front were reported in control or dominant positions. On the eastern side of the trans-penlnsular front, Canadian troops Defense Attack tience the slogan for the new Seventh street, while the two Dana men killed, both In action in the European area, are Pfc. James Luck- j will." Rule to Elections Presumably, if the EAM accepts WASHINGTON Senate Republicans were stirred today over re-' ports that the election of Homer Capehart, Indiana radio manufacturer, may be contested when (he 7!lli Congress convenes on January 3. Reports were also current that attempts may be made to unseat 79 representatives elected from sounlh-ern poll tax states, but such a con-, test is given little chance to succeed. A final decision on Capeharfs election to the .Senate may hinge on the outcome of an investigation now being conducted by the Senate cam year Is: 'Defense or attack, we shall fight like true Germans.' " i this regency. Damaskinos will rule Goering'8 new year's proclamation. transmitted by the German DNB of the Eighth army probed the south outskirts of Alfonsine while British troops continued to reduce the Nazi pocket east of the Senlo "River north Greece until elections can be held deciding whether the British-supported King is to be returned or not, - ' ett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pryor Luck-ett and Cpl. Floyd "Bill" Eaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Eaton. Pvt. Helegda has been missing since Dec. J, the telegram stated. When last heard from on Nov. 19, Pvt. Helegda said only that he was LONDON A crushing force of 'some 1,300 U, S. Eighth air force heavy bombers eaeorted by more than 650 fighters smashed at Ger-j nan communications In the rear of (he western front today. Hampered - by bad weather the fortresses and liberators nevertheless took to the air In strength, hitting at railway bridges and yards at Mannheim, Kaiserlutern nd Kassell. For the eighth successive day U. S. ground troops thus were aided by heavy air strikes at the vital German rear communications. , -During the night, the air ministry announced, heavy lancaster and halt-fax bombers blasted the rail junction at Troisdorf, near Bonn, in the Rhine land. ! ' Simultaneously a force of British bombers hammered the Byntlietic oil plant at Schoolven-Buer, In the Ruhr. (Continued on page (!) Civilian Rationing Of Shoes Slashed To 2 Pairs a Year with a replacement crewv Hfa wife, Mrs. .Berry Wehfc Jleleg Cpl. Oscar Hill Reported ; Wounded in Action 1 'Word has 'been' received that T-Cpl. Oscar E. Hill. Bon of Mrs. Emma da, and their one and a half yea: paign funds committee. HesultB of. the Indiana inquiry, which centered upon charges of dis-enfranchisement of democrats In heavily-populated Marion county, will be laid before the campaign funds committee next week. old child make their home In Indian apolls. WASHINGTON Official circles In Washington freely predicted today that King George of Greece will never return to his throne. i The forecast was made In the wake of the completed mission' of Prime Minister Churchill and BrK tlsli Foreign Minister Anthony Kden to Athens and amid expectations that a regency will soon be established in Greece. Willi the Greek people promised (Continued on page ) Hill of 209 North Tenth street, has agency on a hold-for-release" basis to the German press and recorded by the FCC, said that 1944, despite its "severe trials and tremenduous efforts and very heavy sacrifices' was a year in which the German people were "put to the test and not found wanting." "Our glorious armed forces have beaten off an all-out enemy nttuck on the borders of the Reich," said Goering. "Today at the end of the old and the beginning of the new year they are again attucking on the western front," roiictMif rale mi Front XewN Goering said that "in conformity with the Fuehrer's will all available (Continued on page The missing private has two bro WASHINGTON, D. C. Civilian raiionlut,' of shoes in 194 5 will be reduced to less than two pairs per year per person, it was learned today. In the wake of new and tighter ration control of food, OPA and WPB officials me now determining thers in service, Charles 'Fuzzy' somewhere In the south Pacific and been slightly wounded in action in France. TCpl. Hill was wounded Dec. 4 and Is now in a hospital somewhere In England. He has been overseas since Oct. 31. James, with Gen. Pulton's third my in France. Cpl. Kut on, 29, ws killed Dec. 4 1944. the telegram stated. A mem her of a Tank Destroyer Battalion Cpl. Eaton lud recently lit en uwurd- A report on the Inquiry is scheduled to be submitted hy Sen. Tom Stewart (D) Tenn., chairman of a subcommittee, and Sen. Joseph Ball (R) Minn. Their report is expected to be chiefly a review of the evidence taken. Meanwhile, It was learned Die committee invesligalnrs were taking the position that serious Irregularities hud been uncovered which would justify asking Capehart to step a-slde when other senators-elect are sworn In next week. what reduction must be made hi' shoe allotments because nf an in- Former Clinton Resident Is crease in the need of combat shor-s. Doad Medina 0hio The new rest net ions will ailect men, womn and children. 1 Mrs- IJnnie Eggbrecht Webster of (t is likelv, authoritative sources Clyde, Ohio, former Clinton resident diseloHed. that the new shoe pro- 'jpd Medina, Ohio at 10 a. m. e rii in will rail for th validation of . r r'Iiy- ed (he Bronze Star for meritorious action against the enemy In Nor mundy. NEWS OF LOCAL MEN IN SERVICE The Clintonian welcomes any news of relatives or friends in the armed services for this column. PHONE 32 He hud bee it in service since May 12, 1941 and had been vereus for a tihoe si a m ) every ri.yht or perhaps more months iuf'ud of every She was the widow of Franklin HVhster. who died two weeks ago, Dec. 15. 1944. I Surviving are one son, Franklin more than a year. Dana Man is Held On Intoxication, Car Theft Counts Victor Wimsett, Dana, Ind., is now being held In the Vermillion County si mom hp, ait ut pn'rient. Surviving uro the parents, three brothers, Hairy, and Raymond, both Thre is. it was liutned, no pres TSgt. Bruno Beltrume and broiler Pvt. Olymplo are spending fur plan fur invalidating oiuiand- " jr., nit parems, mr. ana of Dana and both of whom were ent inn sltoe counons whirh arc ait plane . i nanes r,ggureem or Medina. previously in the service. Ernest. now serving with the medical corps loughs with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lino Beltranie of 517 North .Sixth street. jail charged with intoxication and auto thievery following bis arrest the Amphibious Training base at Long Island, N. Y. 8 2c Vojnovich received his boot training at Great Lakes training station. Thomas L. Carlln of the U. S. Marine Corps has returned from tlte south Pacafic for a .10 day furlough. overseas; and two sisters. Mrs. Mar- jorle Parks, South Bend, and Mary Wednesday, Dec. 27, It was reported TSgt. Beltranie has been overseas Eaton, Dana. today by the Indiana state police. serving in the European, China, Bur Ohio, and one brother, Edwin, of Medina, Ohio. The body will be brought to tha Frist Funeral Home in Clinton where funeral services will be held ut 3 p. ni. Monday. Rev. Roy C. IJnberg will conduct the services and burial will be In Riverside Cemetery. Pfc. Luckett, 20, who had been Purdue President to Retire After 22 Years in Office . LAFAYETTE, Ind. No successor had been named today to Dr. Kd-ward C. Elliott, president of Purdue University since 1922. who will retire June 30 tinder the age retirement policy of the university. All ison E. St uart . of I .a f ayet t e. members of a special committee of, the Board of Trustees, said that the, board will meet soon with Dr. EIM-! ma and India theatrs of war for 29 overseas four months with Gen Wimsett was charged with stealing a car belonging to Earl Potter of north of Dana, Tuesday night. He months. Pvt. Olymplo is stationed He is the son of Charles Carlin of Terre Haute. This is the first time Simpson's Ninth Army, was killed slumps No. 1 , Nn. 2 and No. :i in War Hook Threi. The next shoo stamp normally would become good on May 1, hut It now is likely that no new Mump will be made good before mid-summer. The latest shoe stamp validated airplane stamp No. 3 was made good Nov. 1. While definite figures for army requirements for combat shoes could not be learned ft was established, neverthelesss, that requi re-men ts have been increased almost at Fort Knox, Ky. and will return In action in Germany on Nov. 30 1944. he has been in the states for three to camp on Jan. 7. was said to have driven the machine across the Indiana state line into He entered service shortly after U.S.A. SSgt. John C. Hardle has been awarded the bronze star, stationed with the Hq. Btry. 15th F. A. Bn. years. U.S.A. Lt. J. R. Shannon, son of Mrs. Walraven and brother of Miss Faith Shannon, B40 Walnut street and a former professor in the School of Education at Indiana State for many somewhere in Germany. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hardle ott end members of the faculty to consider candidates. Dr. Elliott, who said yesterday that he will retire "from active service" at Purdue, gaxe no hint of his plans after June 3n Illinois when he wrecked It on IT. S. Highway 3G. Slightly injured In the crash, Wimsett was able to walk to his father's home in Westville, III. where he spent the night. State police said he then hitchhiked back to bis room in the Dana Hotel early Wednesday morning where State Policeman Oliver Hayek and the Dana marshal! arrested him. He was taken to the Vermillion 75 per rent. Not only are shoes being worn out hy the army at almost double of route 2. Clinton. Another son, Cpl. graduating from Dana High School. Mr. and Mrs. Luckett had received letters from their 20 year old son nearly every day, the last written dated Nov. 2fi. This was the last word before the telegram was received. He is survived by the parents, four brothers. Cpl. Charles Luckett. Army Air Corps somewhere in England. Donald Luckett. S 2c of IT. S. Edward Hardle is with General Pat- years, is spending a few days with St. Bernice Resident Dies ' At Local Hospital Friday Mrs. Cecil Hendrickson of 8t. Bernice, died at the Vermillion County Hospital yesterday at 2:30 p. m. following a year's Illness. Surviving are the husband, Cecil Hendrickson, a railroader and Terre Haute resident; and t-wo sons, Clarence Purcell of Terre Haute, and a second w h ose w herea bou ts are unknown. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending funeral hfs family here enroute from Filing-1 'be expected rate, but the army air ton Field to Ftah. Uuon his arrival I force is now being equipped with ton's Third Army somewhere in France. combat boots. U.S.A. at Utah, be will receive overseas orders. S 2c Marko Vojnovich, son of A native of Chicago. Or. Elliott came to Purdue in September 1922. after seven years as chancellor of universities In Montaua. He was t reared in Nebraska and received his bachelor's decree from the I'niver-versity of Nebraska. Advanced degrees were woo at Columbia I'lii- Navy, California, William Luckett. Mr. and Mrs. Marko Vojnovich of Miller street, who has been Btatfoned U.S. A Cpl. Herbert A. Hedges, who has been spending a 30 day furlough No Paper Monday lMie to the Xew Year's holiday, no iKNiit of the Itaily ClintmiiAtt Mill be iii'iiittNt hi Monday. An exlitlon will county jail and will face trial Tues-' day morning. Wimsett is liable to from one to ten years in the Indiana1 Stale IVnul Farm, if found guilty. . at ate police said. t the IT. S. Naval Amphibious Traili Indianapolis, and Gordon at home; two sisters. Miss Barbara Luckett at home and Mrs. Mary Sauuders, ng base at Solomons Branch,- Wash with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. May-(CtiutluiMiu on page ft e rally Lubbock, Texas. (be pi til iil uu Saturday, Jan. i. J ington, D. C. has been transferred to i

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