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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan 4ILY TEL Showers Details on Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 NAVY CRUSHES MIGHTY JAP ARMADA 542 AS LABOR JUTE Lack of Housing Facilities Keeps New Workers From Coming To Adrian MANY WOMEN WORKING The labor shortage in Lenawee county today is without doubt the most acute in the countys history and is doomed to become even more severe in the next few In 12 of Adrians 22 plants working on war 542 more workers are needed this month if those plants are to meet production These are based on facts released by the one tion in a position to know the true Adrian branch of the Employment On a single the Krieg hoff companys construction of a huge war labor crews are short 140 When the plant is ready to go into the cry for more manpower is expected to reach its According to Clifford manager of the Adrian office of the employment the main barrier to a natural influx of workers to Adrian to meet increas ing needs is the lack of housing facilities for For the last several houses have stood vacant in Adrian only long enough for one tenant to move out and an other to move There hasnt been much of Nothing Being Done field supervisor of the employment slated re cently that the labor problem in Turn to LABOR Page 2 HOW SOLOMONS VICTORY WAS WON ARE LOSI Match Sets Fire to Quantity of Patching About 60 precious automobile all but ten of them were ruined in a fire at oclock last night at the Jenkins service station on the corner of Treat and Beecher Dam age was estimated by the proprie William at be tween and The which was confined by Adrian firemen to the south end of the started when Ray mond an lighted a match to heat a tube patching in A quantity of rubber cement which had spilled out of a container caught fire and within a few seconds the flames had spread to the stock of tires and When the fire department ar the flames were shooting out of the front of the A inch line of hose was con nected to a hydrant and the pow erful stream of water soon drown ed out the Two 35 gallon tanks of chemical also were A large crowd of onlookers gath including a large number of motorists who couldnt resist wish ing that the rubber might have been on their cars instead of going up in The loss is partly covered by The fire department answered another general alarm at o clock afternoon from the Kewaunee Manufacturing Company on Center where sparks in a ventilating system fire to a The firemen choped a small hole in the roof and extinguished the fire with a 35 gallon tank of The damage was 18 AND 19YEAROLDS An order from state headquar ters authorizing the processing of 18yearold and 19yearold draft registrants was received at the selective board here yes terday and questionnaires are now on their way to many of This group of along with those who were 20 years reg istered for selective service June Most of the 20yearolds have already been processed and many of them In the opinion of draft board officials men in younger age brackets will not be included in the county quo tas until the first induction group in The young men have ten days in which to return the five days in which to have their physical examina six days for the results of the blood tests to be returned by the examining ten days the registrant to appeal his and ten dajs before he can be called for possible This is a total of 41 days but of ficials said that gaps of several days between the various stages of the process are Se lective service officials at head quarters estimate that between 155 and 60 days are required for fio Bntire NEW 30O STATUTE MILES RABAUL SOLOMON lV lUGAINVILLE CHOISEUL CHOISEUL TMALAITAi Hi MORESBY ISea MURUA M8inye 7 iLOUISIADE ARCHIPELAGO GUADALCANAL SAN ICRISTOBAU A Japanese armada invading the Guadalcanal area circled from three the from Buin and from Rabaul lines of been smashed by the Navy with 23 of the Jap anese ships Raids by General MacArthurs bombers dotted lines helped the Navy to 10 PUI OFF OF Urge Establishment Of 3 Man Board To Study Petrol eum Situation JOHNSON SPONSORS PLAN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A congressional drive to postpone the nationwide rationing of gaso now scheduled to start on was reported by its backers to day to have gained strength in in fluential more than a score of congressmen he said had assured him of Representative Johnson DOkla said there was a splendid chance for an early hearing on a resolu tion he introduced yesterday to set up a threeman board to study the entire petroleum Johnsons resolution automatical ly would forestall nationwide ap plication of gasoline rationing for three months to give the board a chance to complete a It was referred to the banking and currency several mem bers of which have been outspok enly opposed to extension of ration ing into areas having plentiful sup Ever since the announcement was made that gasoline rationing would be extended from the IT eastern states to the entire western and midwestern along with some from the have protested almost daily in the House that the move would un necessarily inconvenience residents of those They more that rationing would put many oil companies out of business and would seriously curtail petro leum production at a time when it is needed SEIZED BY GERMANS NEW Francisco Largo Caballero and Santiago Casares Spanish Republican have been seized by German troops in turned over to General Francisco Francos government and face probable according to German broadcasts heard here last Killed in Action in Pacific DEAL M DURUM Captain Harland Andrews Captain Harland son of and Clyde An drews of 333 Erie was killed in action November 5 in the South Pacific according to information received by his in Detroit from the War Department A graduate of Adrian high school in the class of he attended Adrian College for a time and then worked in the Marine Hos pital in He went into ac tive senice with the army in He served in a Medical Corps for a time where he became a Captain but later transferred to the in After attending the In fantry Officers School at Fort he was commissioned as an Infantry He went overseas last Captain Andrews is survived by his wife of Detroit and five chil Rose and Besides his parents he al so is survived by a Mer land Andrews of and a Earl of Bliss Called Bitter Pill For De Caullists To Swallow 17 de mand for a fuller explanation of Eisenhowers deal with Ad miral Darlan reopened general de Date in the House of Commons to Asserting that the strange ap pearance of Admiral Darlan on the gave a sinister side to the successful North African Sir Percy Har iris declared This has been a rather bitter pill for those who have been loyal to the cause of France under the liieiadership otGeneral DeGaulle to The demand arose after Deputy Prime Minister Clement Attlee had informed the House that arrange ments with the former Vichy de fense how cooperating with the AEF in North had been made with a view to the immediate military situation in North Harris declared that the govern ment must give a further explana tion lest the Darlan incident harm the British cause despite Attlees prior assertion that nothing more could be said on the subject for the Attlee said he would leave a full statement on Darlans position to Prime Minister DeGaulle yesterday had disassociated the French national committee from the dealings with When Harris wryly remarked that Darlan may be a much ma ligned there were shouts of no no from the mem He added that the absence of an explanation from the government would discourage the fighting French and offer a premium to Quislings to change their course with the Efforts to bring all French op posing the Vichy regime under one leadership working for allied vic tory were reported by fighting French sources who emphasized that General De Gaulle did not care who that leader was provid ed he was consistently Most London morning newspap ers expressed the belief that the Darlan recognition was only tem To Register The registration of more than Lenawee county automobile owners and several hundred motor cycle owners will begin in vil lage and rural schools tomorrow in preparation for national gasoline The registration will continue Thursday All owners of passenger automo biles must apply for the basic A ration which allows 240 miles of driving a Of this mile 150 is allowed for occupational uses and 90 miles for pleasure driv For persons who require more gasoline for occupational sup plemental B and C forms maybe applied Applications for this additional gasoline may be made next week and the approval of the Lenawee county war price and ra tioning board will be necessary to obtain it B and C application blanks may be obtained at the reg istration Three sheriffs officers and county school attendance are distributing the neces sary supplies to the county schools Most superintendents of vil lage and consolidated schools ob tained their supplies last Wednes Rationing To Begin 1 According to Leon OPA national For Gas In County line rationing is scheduled to begin December and persons who do not obtain itheir ration books dur ing the threeday registration pe riod starting tomorrow will be without gasoline until special reg istration arrangements can be madeby the local The hours of registration vary in the In the reg istration will be conducted from 1 to 9 Thurs day and Friday at New Jefferson and Washington All elemen tary schools in the city will close each afternoon during the registra In the rural the registra tion will be held all day Wednesday from 9 to with all rural schools Thursday and Friday the registration will be from 4 to 9 according to county school commissioner The rural schools will be open Thursday and See REGISTRATION Page 6 AUCTIONS Auction east of Man Frank Ma Auct See on Market north of See on FIREMEN ARE READY TO BEGIN TOY WORK BUT THEY NEED TOYS Adrians branch of Santa Clauss toy shop opened for business this morning at the Adrian engine house but there was a serious hitch in The firemen are more than will ing to do their part in repairing toys to be distributed to the more unfortunate children of the city this but they must have the toys to work on before they can do So few used toys have been gathered and turned in by the boys and girls ot the Theres another All used toys turned in should be reason ably Too many of the con tributions have to be thrown into the rubbish pile by the But if a coat of paint or a minor adjustment can make a toy almost as good as the firemen and the Associated which dis tributes the will see to it that they bring cheer to some child De ROOSEVELT HOME Roosevelt return ed to today from a wartime trip to The Presidents who left Nexv York October arrived at a nearby airport by plane morning and was met by the Pres Australians and Americans Close In Rapidly On Retreating Enemy FROM THE AIR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL Mac ARTHURS Led by General jungle toughened American and Austral ian troops forged within heavy cannon shot of Buna ready to fight the Japanese for that key Papuan base or take it by de The commanderinchief of the southwest Pacific went into the field himself to direct the cam paign and with him were General Sir Thomas his command er of allied land and George his com of allied air Todays headquarters communi said that Australian patrols had reached the vicinity of only 30 miles by trail from with Australian and American forces closing in rapidly from the west and south against a steadily retreating The Japanese faced either a last ditch stand or an attempt to flee by Buna is their only coastal toehold in Papua but up the New Guinea coast they have strongholds at Lae and some 150 miles MacArthur last had been in the field during the battle of Bataan to direct active opera American B25 medium bombers and A20 attack planes teamed with Australian Beaufighters to strafe and bomb the retreating enemy around Buna and along the Kumusi Japanese were fleeing toward the coast in canoes going down the Kumusi which reaches the sea northeast of Buna and these frail craft thrice were made the targets for allied At Awaia the advancing allies were closer to Buna than the Jap anese were to Port Moresby last September when their thrust across the Owen Stanley mountain range reached its highwater mark at only 32 miles from the allied base on the south The allies disclosed on Septem ber 29 that they had begun count erattacking in the loribaiwa starting the offensive now nearing its climax after nearly seven weeks of gruelling campaign through jungles and Turn to NEW GUINEA Page 1 troops occupied the port of 150 miles short of and Mekili yesterday and other units of the British eighth army swept by to pursue the broken army of Rom mel along the Libyan coastal it was announced The position of Rommels shat tered forces was not given in to days hut they were last reported stretched out along the road from Bengasi to El Ag with the mass of his bat tered trucks and equipment appar ently in the El Agheila some 400 miles from the main Axis base of middle east headquarters said its fighters scouted the desert skies yesterday without finding a sign of an enemy Bad weather interrupted strafing and bombing The communique indicated that while the pursuit of Rommel con tinues the British are taking lime to consolidate their re captured positions in Libya thor oughly before extending themselves loo BULLETINS 17 reduction in the value of basic gasoline ration coupons from four gallons to three gallons in the 17 easlern seaboard states has been approved at least tentatively by the Office of Price an informed government source said J7 Ger man report that British and Amer ican motorized forces have reach ed the southern Tunisian border area suggested today that the allies might be aiming two armed spear heads into one toward Bizerte and Tunis along the and the other through desert and mountain trails directly toward Tripoli to trap Axis forces in North 17 quoted the Algiers radio as report ing today Germans were driven back inthe first clash be tween Allied nd reconnais sance forces in 23 Enemy Ships Are 7 Damaged to Japanese Troops Are Lost Admiral Killed The Navy announced that Rear Admiral Daniel Callaghan former naval aide to President had been kill ed in the course of the Allied naval victbry over the Japanese in Solomon Islands the NAZIS KILLED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red Army killed more than Ger mans in fresh fighting while hold ing solidly all along the wintry front and taking the initiative at todays communique some The official reportsaid the Ger mans in the past two days spent lives in futile efforts to take an important town on the Volkhov front in the Leningrad sector where the Russians had seized the initiative and advanced after a long period of relative A like number of Nazis were sacrificed Monday in renewed at tacks at the commun ique and the invaders made no headway at all as their siege of the Volga citadel entered its 13lh punishing The Russians even reported that minor gains purchased at appalling cost a few days ago in one part of Stalingrad were nullified by coun terattacks which shoved the en emy from a line he occupied two days Another slight Russian gain was reported in the midCaucasian area only threatened to effect a breakthrough toward the Soviet oil southeast of Nalchik where a few weeks ago the Axis major great PRESIDENT TO SPEAK 17 President Roosevelt will address the nation tonight at Eastern War The Presidents sche duled in connection with the New York Herald Tribunes annual will give him an opport if he so to discuss recent American victories in the Pacific and in the His announced topic is The United Creed For A Free Victory Greatest Of Possibly Of All Time We Lose 2 6 Destroyers 17 of Navy Rnox said today that the United States clearly had won round two of the battle for the Solomons but that it must not be forgotten that there may be a round The secretary called last weeks American naval victory a major but not a decisive We have at the Knox said in response to a press conference naval supremacy around Guad The secretary was asked if the Japanese come back to the southeastern Solomons with a strong naval our forces would again defeat He replied that we will defeat dont know when or in what I can not speak in too high praise of the qualities dis played by the Navy in this the secretary Callaghan and others npt only met and drove from the field a numerically superior force but also they employed the most daring type of action to accom plish that he By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States Navy dominated the waters of the Solomon Islands today after crushing a mighty Japanese armada in an epic struggle which may have broken the back of the enemy In a savage threeday conflict that sent the foes bat tered naval remnants into 23 Japanese ships were seven were damaged and possibly to Japanese troops were lost in the swirl of sunken First details of the battle that raged from 13 to 15 were released by the Navy last Further reports may boost the number of enemy ships lost but already the vic tory was hailed by naval officers unofficially as the greatest of the war thus and perhaps of modern The partial reports listed the sinking of a Japanese three heavy two light five and four cargo The American losses were given as two light cruisers and six in 11 months of Associated Press records show that Japanese ships have been sent to the bottom of lie Pacific as against 84 American including those at Pearl Of these 119 were Japanese warships and 50 were Much of the running sea fight was fought at close range and in Fight Looms In Tunisia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j A violent highly important battle and tween a BritishAmerican force and Axis troops hastily thrown into Tunisia appeared to be only hours away today as mobile United States troops joined the British first army in a carefully planned drive toward the French naval bases of Bizerte and In the air to a lesser at sea the battle already was joined as Maltabased planes of the RAF continued batter at the Axis held airport near but a spokesman at Allied headquarters in North Africa said last night re ports of fighting between Allied and Axis troops at Bizerte were Both Radio in allied controlled and Axis sta See MEDITERRANEAN Page 2 So furious was the action that at one time of three large Japanese ships that converg ed for an attack on Guadal canal Island seemed confus the Navy and were firing at each Admiral Chester Nim commander in chief of Pacific declared at Pearl Harbor he believed the Japanese brought down every thing they As a he all the enemy forces were either destroyed or driven back and a major victory was obtained by our gallant Turn to PACIFIC Page 2 be Meet Pudge Halsey One Of Toughest Men We Have Afloat o By 4AMKS WHITE naval forces which smashed the Japanese tfleet in the Solomons were led by one of the toughest men we have ViceAdmiral William Frederick commander United States naval forces in the southern symbolizes Americas an swer to the boast of Admiral Isoro ku Yamamoto that he would dic tate peace in the white Admiral Yamamoto now has other things than peace to think One of them is hovy to stop Pudge The naval shows that Halsey had Tokyos number even before the war On No cember ten days before Pearl a carrier task force set out for Wake Island to deliver planes under absolute war Tokyo was making fancy passes at Thailand in those you re Halsey wasnt His orders to the carrier to blow any Jap ship out of the war and shoot any planes out of the Halsey among other one of our most airminded admir He learned to fly at He is furthermore our most ex SHIP LAUNCHED IN THREE DAYS Henry Kaiser shipyard claimed another record threeday ship A tank landing craft slid into the Columbia river from his Vancouver yard here last just two 23 hours and 40 minutes after keel The size of the vessel was the navy announcingonly that it was smaller than the ton Liberty perienced carrier taskforce com to Tokyos misfor most of this experience has been in the Pacific in the raids in the Marshall and Gilbert islands in the vengeance blow at Wake and Marcus Goes In Slugging Halsey took over in the Solo mons area on October just when it looked as though a huge Japanese fleet might cut off our marines Pudge Halsey went in slugging with a carrier and in the battle of October 26 made the Japanese armada turn tail for cover a thou sand miles to the Two Japanese a battle and five cruisers were ser iously perhaps and 10 planes were downed with anoth er 50 probably This was just a prelude to the smashing victory the forces under Halsey scored over a vast Japanese armada in the Solomons battle just ended in which the Japs lost 23 ships including one battleship and five In addition five destroyers and eight transports were and four other1 transports were destroyed after being Turn to WHITE Page 7 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS forces in com plete control of sea and sky in Solomons area after Japs lose 23 ships and to troops in three violent sea battles northwest of American losses listed as two light cruisers and six American and Aus tralian led personally by reach Awala in drive against Jap New Guinea base of report discovery of and British forces at southern Tunisian indicating Allies sending two spear heads against French buffer London reports fierce battle raging near where Nazis under or ders from Hitler to hold at all occupy port of 150 miles east of and seize 45 miles as pursuit of Rommels broken army hold firm all along Claim Germans slain on northern battlefield below
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