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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - December 25, 1942, Oakland, California DELIVERY SERVICE Call your Tribune boy by if you miss your If you cannot reach telephone and everything possible will be done to correct your tribune PRESS Wl R Wl DE WORLD PRESS HOME EDITION VOL. 5c DAILY D DECEMBER 25, 1942 15c SUNDAY NO. 178 Nation Slows War Tempo For Yuletide PUSHED TO LAST DITCH IN BUNA AREA Curtailed Some by Armed Forces Pause The spirit of Christmas burned brightly in Metropolitan Oakland as throughout the Nation But its traditional ing back centuries to the birth of the Prince of was tempered in ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN Dec. in a double have the main Japanese positions in the Buna area of New Guinea and have driven the trapped enemy troops back to their last line of General MacArthur's headquarters announced As a result of the in which Australian and American in- tanks and hundreds of homes with sorrow for lhe Allies now the absent sons and daughters aU of thg Buna Airdrome 3 world's battle fronts h ing on the have pinned the Japanese down bring once more to this a coastal strip about a mile The traditional feasting was and 300 to 600 jards the tailed in comparison with other The battle to wipe out the last Axis Plot Seen In Darlan Anxiety Grips Washington Chiefs Parley Called To Pick Leader Assassination Is Denounced By Roosevelt in rears by comparison the shortages of Japanese on tlie Papuan the holiday bird was Peninsula thus had entered its last missing many dinner But residents were cheerful about their own wartime knowing that the reason for it was a 3nent which carried out its pledge to bring the best possible Christmas feast to its million service men over- seas and its other millions on home territory but separated from their TOTS FOR WAR but Allied headquarters in- that fierce fighting still was in prospect before the goal is is a prepared and fortified citadel of the nique said tersely of the last nese defense Allied in a series of operations ranging all the way from Timor to New Brit- were credited with sinking Under Christmas trees last an enemy destroyer and two ning and this morning children and j chant damaging a tanker and 2, Col. 7 grownups found an abundance of If the toys were not the sturdy quality of another there was no dearth of them and there was in the knowledge that terials sacrificed were safeguarding our sailors and marines in the best war An unusual solemnity marked church where the music of the Christmas season mingled with prayers for fighting men and fighting Allied For the fullest observance of the the shipyards and war plants of the Bay area were quiet for the first time since war descended upon this country 18 days before last year's WORKERS HAVE REST The thousands of workers were given a holiday to be with their families on this most important King Gives Yule War Message New Hope for Peace Expressed by Ruler In Radio Address Dec. George VI broadcast a message to ing that despite dark shadow of Christmas still meant for ho rpf peace and good Organizations o fall The King said it added to Brit. chic and fraternal ain's happiness this year to share worker units brought some measure Christmas so of our of consolation to service men away from home through special plans Ukraine Will Be Pledges Stalin Soviet Forces Press Don Move on Rail Center By EDDY Dec. tion of the Ukraine from the man invaders was pledged by Pre- mier Stalin and Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov in special message today as the Red Army pressed into the eastern border lands of that granary area in one of four Winter military circles these four offensives have won back more territory from the invaders than the whole Russian comeback drive last mileages were not Ukraine is and will be the Russian war leaders told the Central Committee of the Ukraine of our troops of the western front have already entered into and liberated the first Let peoples expand and strengthen in the Ukraine in the rear of the German MOVE ON The Red Army moved closer upon key rail 120 political or miles north of with the first of of capture of 15 miles to the They already had won No Basic Change in U.S. African Policy Is Expected to Result By WADE Dec. 25.- The hand of a Christmas Eve abruptly ending the career of Adm. Jean Darlan ended also an international argument over the usefulness of the former Vichy leader to the United cause in French The assassin's injected a new element of violence into a situation already complicated and and caused anxiety to Government leaders President Roosevelt promptly the menace of such an act in a statement denouncing it as cowardly in the first de- and calling for and just TWO THEORIES Observers familiar with the role assassins have played in the spread of war and terror through length and breadth of Europe watched intently for further that might indicate whether Darlan's murder isolated act of personal or VICTIM OF ASSASSIN'S BULLETS directly west of and directly east. 4K, Caucasus reported to have returned German conquered comrades in arms from the United States of territory to Russian hands and em- anew the to the Nazi Armies in southern After announcing in a special com- for the day in the welcome them in our homes j last night that Russian at gifts heie not continued Page 2, Col SAILOR FOUND IN HOTEL ALLEY DIES SAM a happy memory for but I the basis of enduring under- standing between our two King George said he spoke firm confidence about the as a result of the recent the southern shores of the he First Eighth Armies our fleets and troops southeast of Nalchik moved to the offensive and advanced 12 the Soviet Information reau reported today that the ad- vance was Several more populated places were reported captured and more than 1000 man mines and 24 damaged enemy tanks were said to have been seized in one RUSS calculated to create an atmosphere of turbulence and terror in French Africa compelling French and British forces there to concentrate on maintenance of internal Should the latter be the the threat to Allied hopes of driving the Axis out of Tunisia would be grave and On the basis of reports available early today it was Jar from clear what motives lay behind the or what factions or enemy intriguers have a hand in it. YOUNG ASSASSIN One fact on which most agreed was that the was ai 20 or this description had a most It suggested the tj pical assassin who lias figured in so many talcs of revolt and Adm. Jean Darlan was assassinated at his North African headquarters by a youth whose motives had not been made clear in Associates of the slain officer the assassination to found in a hotel alley here last his skull Patrolman Keith Kelly discovered then back of a hotel at First and San Carlos Streets in the downtown business Police were investigating the of involving at- tempted robbery or a or a fall q nf 1ho hotel had been to He was lying on his pea jacket when his sailor cap and wallet several feet Nearby was another sailor cap. blows have been Continued Page 2, Col. 2 Night Club Owner Slain in Chicago Dec. 25. fTj Shot through thc thc body of owner and former president of the Good Luck to Eisenhower Message ALLIED NORTH Dec. Lieut. Gen. D. Eisenhower sent a Christmas message to the Allied forces under his command in French North and West declaring his confidence in their ability to meet test in the extend Christmas and New Year's greetings to all members of the Allied forces in North the message admiration for your accomplishments in the past six weeks is equaled only by mv confidence that vnu will meet every test in the future the Russians and Red Army troops moved along the railroad to seize 25 miles northwest of and several other towns just off the The Russians brought the German drive in this area to a halt weeks The Nazi Army apparently was attempting to get in position for a Continued Tafe 2, Col. 4 Car of Christmas Mail Stolen in Santa Claus will probably fail a lot of San Francisco families and all because of a Christmas Eve party and a thief who may or may not have known he was tampering with the Government Allies Keep Hold on Vital Height 35 Miles From Tunis Axis Patrol Activity Big Battle Hears Dec. lhe first significant sive action on the central Tunisian front in two Allied troops were reported today to have driven the mans from a height dominating the important road junction continued rage c. Col. to and held the position against enemy niques indicated were uncertain whether Italian German inspiration lay behind the There was no comment from the State Department but President Roosevelt a quiet mas Eve observance Jn the White House to issue this cowardly assassination of Injured Flying Sgt Married in Hospital Dec. Sgt. Charles Stuart was married to his 22-year-old a music teacher who refused to thc form of nn airplane between i Russell 20. of 2267 18th ne Eve buu an ln The success announced by Allied North African quarters in a communique which also reported an increase in patrol activity on the northern end of thc front and sharp fighting on thc southern where French troops said to have repelled Axis attacks west of LONDON HOLDS GIRAUD LOGICAL AS SUCCESSOR Five High French Officers Meet Tomorrow To Choose Giraud Meanwhile Assumes of in Africa By NOLAND NORGAARD Dec. Jean who rendered North Africa and yielded Dakar bloodlessly to the was shot to death on the eve of and one of his closest associates said today the assassination was inspired by the Axis or its Algiers radio announced that Gen. Henri Honors implacable foe of the Germans and Dalian's com- mander of French forces in the North African field alongside the had taken over of in French North for the moment at the old-school French who said he preferred fighting to stood tually in the little admiral's at the head of the African Morocco radio said the Imperial Council would name Dalian's successor The set up by Darlan to govern North Africa and the interests of the French until France is included Darlan and these five one of whom probably will be Gen. Jean Marie former Vichy air and the three Governors General in French North and West Gen. Auguste Nogues of Pierre Boisson of West and Yves Chatel of Nogues Leaves Rabat for Algiers Morocco broadcast said Nogues had left Rabat by plane for Algiers early today to attend the council It announced that a special mass would be celebrated in tomorrow in The assassin was caught in the Government palace a few seconds after he fired the shots which took the life the one-time commander of all Vichy's armed high-placed member in Marshal collaboration who said Petain sent him to North Africa as his Gen. Jean Marie former secretary of aviation in the French and close associate of said the Admiral was victim of an assassin inspired who did not pardon him for having taken up arms the side of the Allies against The assassin was said to be 22 years There was no official announcement him or giving a specific motive for his act. He used a Bergerer Appeals for French Unity I The Federal Communications Commission reported ing a Paris radio broadcast thai Darlan was killed by a young called upon all Frenchmen to unite the only fight that liberation of General who was present in Compiegne Forest when the German armistice terms were handed to French representatives in 1940, and stood by Marshal Petain and throughout the trials of the Vichy said that attempts at dividing the population will be Thus less than 12 hours after the assassin ended the career of Admiral new realignments were in Continued Page 6, Col. 1 Checker Cab was found j and man hired Christmas I was making a final delivery round last night in his own auto- was believed McLaughlin had been I killed elsewhere and the body dumped in the alley behind the 5 with thc Sexton stove cu ulc where it was discovered chapel of the j Allied thrusts w Macdill Field guests were and patients the The groom was in a wheel chair He was the sole survivor of n and the high com- saul number i were Side ni burned December 14 when a fire routed than 100 Ho the member of FOODS I UIC c T I He had been invited to attend j a party at 20 and on j his route in therr to on September his friends His 27. legs were broken and with quite a sizable load teeth had knocked out when parked at Dec. MI promising of the AxK took of I over of 'n French North Africa thc Reuters reported that the ns family to meet a violent death police thc car His Eugene Dec. 25. mail still known to the police Gen. Leslie J. man of 100 was slain j Bander of thc U.S. Army ground in 1930 at the height of the said today that fighting gang a million After visiting with his returned to the four on car anci tne malic quarters here watched closely the aftermath of the assassination of Admiral Jean Dai The of TUCK fi. Col. S i J LI Alexander WHERE TO FIND IT Subject Page Church Classified Advertising Comic Puzzle Editorials and Columns Fraternal Notices Geraldine Knave 6 16 11 9 20 18 8 13 23 vr I F J have given us the I UlC Christmas mate the promise of In a Christinas radio address di- to troops in training out the he urged that they remember their comrades overseas are carrying the load and ing the thc officers who are building our he first duty is to make yourself fit to command the finest soldiers in the Olson Spends Christmas at Desk Dec. 25.- Sir British in the Middle was present at a Christmas eon today when 1500 soldiers sat down to plum pudding and Following a Christmas tom in the British officers waited on the enlisted It was necessary to amputate Japs Build 2 New Airfields in Burma Dec. ladio broadcast a French 2. Col. Retain Appeals for of Dec. Aimee McPherson Henri Philippe in Eve speech to the French asked they once r A o- r flip the of Soin of of Jean had been for 2Q as un radio metric was 1S ill. New Accord U.S. Approve By VICTOR COUPON LENNOX Cable Thc Tribune anil the Daily Dec. For lhe past United States are doing their reports have been emanating from Ankara suggesting that most to encourage it. Turkey's position and a long-standing belief that impressive steps arc impending be- Turkey anci the Balkans has made the their relations on a firmer of It been asserted that this ever it might would be endorsed their But the war and of confidence and understanding between London and have had a reassuring in- spokesman reported today that the Japanese had constructed two each yards in upper Burma where they could te used as bases for planes attacking either India or One located at between Mandalay and the other at I southwest of Chinese military vT For lhc in ed Sv H the before the I Mrs. was Radio and Weed Scenes Vital Statistics and Clubs Flying Fortresses Bomb Japs On Wake Says Tokyo announced in The aged chief of State told the people of France despite the sacrifices it would formally by the United Some American agencies Ankara have even declared TURKS TO DEFEND NATION some The for their now seem convinced that while These reports coincided with the back in of American determined to maintain will defend herself against any the Ambassador Laurence A. Axis This has been strongly But for this by indignant articles a practice her church has been following for many Her assistants proffered thc and throughout the day Mrs. they would back followers prayed for her France her real early 5000 SHIP WORKERS QUIT JOBS FOUR HOURS DEMAND WAGES Dec. sprawling of the Federal not have been particularly inter- Careful inquiries that these reports were largely JUST CHESS GAME Your correspondent understands that Steinhardt personally has done everything possible to piere of confirmatory dence quoted is the fact that Ambassador lately re- turned from a visit to spent thiee hours playing with 5; Shipbuilding when than mice wuu A company spokesman said that Turkish Foreign Minister in llud been to il concluded the the workers at nt thc were talking affairs of ls reason of the second Tho yards j there was nothing unusual in to stopped work to which botn men holiday and at which they their the men began lining enjoy Dec. 25. E' kept Culbert Wake I Dec. 2j. OHon at work only brief time out for Christmas The Berlin radio quoted a put down vith Iris George Tokyo said today that sorting that business j thC dispatch declared four during a demonstration at the January 4. appearing in the Turkish press re- the recent warning of ler's Beobachter that countries attempting to net against Germany would end up like The Turks consider this definitely aimed against their country and Europe will submit to by Allied including notably American now are ing thc Turkish farces in important and the feel back up reason to think that they were the bombers were shot Down and master's Chief Patrick Dolan of thc Hudson County an lice established order and the pay were distributed in less KANSAS Dec. talked that it of to the true that Kansas City by William relations actually have been under- going progressive ment mod Britain and wholesale merchant and announced bwrd at
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