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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 30, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGEAM Not Much Change In Temperature Weather Details on Page Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 477 PERSONS DIE IN NIGHT CLUB FIRE ALLIES SEEK TO SPLIT AXIS STRONGHOLDS Americans and British Storm to Within 12 Miles of Tunis FIREMEN INSPECT RUJNS AFTER NIGHT CLUB FIRE PLANES ATTACK BIZEBTE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and American supported by a rising tide of aerial blows at the enemy on both sides of the Medi have stormed forward to within less than 12 miles Tunis in a drive which has all but Isolated that city and main Axisheld strong point in The allied advance was disclosed today by a headquarters commun ique which said fighting now was progressing east of which is 12 miles northwest of Tunis on the TunisBizerte This indicated the allies were driving a wedge straight toward the coast to separate the Axis Bizerte was the target of an at tack by allied planes which scored hits on the naval the com munique and allied fighters were credited with destruction ol four enemy planes in operations over forward A storm of allied aerial bombs burst upon the Axis in North Afri ca and Italy last night and yester underscoring Prime Minister Churchills declaration that the enemy soon would be cast from his African toeholds and that the Italians must get out of the war or be bombed Bizerte and Tripoli were targets of new punishing attacks over the weekend in a prelude to impending assaults by American and British land forces in Africa and the great Italian industrial city af Turin shuddered to the impact of RAF bombs last night for the second time in 24 Shipping and harbors were bombed at three Axisheld Africar ports and traffic along Rommels road Tripoli was in Tunisia the fight ing grew in intensity as the zero hour for the allout land attack From Vichy came a broadcast that British troops on the Tuni sianAlgerian border had been re inforced by armored indicat ing that the allout allied attack upon the naval base at Bizerte and the capital of might soon be This account from the Axiscon trolled Vichy station said the Ger mans had captured a height in the Tunisian taken 110 pri soners and shot down several allied bombers over There was no confirmation of this enemy Hit Axis Airdome Comiso airdrome on jump ing off place for much of the sup piles and reinforcements the Axis has been sending into again was Ihe target of the Two waves of bombers struck In Tunisia British airmen pounced on two trains bearing en emy supplies and troops and both were shot up See MEDITERRANEAN Page 2 Deer Hunting Season Ends Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigans 1S42 deer hunting season will close but from the standpoint of the hunters it Virtually ended late last week in the face of snows throughout most of the In a few areas of the Lower Pen insula scattered groups of hunters still sought their bucks in the deep ening snow but most of the non resident hunters had left the Up per Until deer hunters report cards are forwarded to the state conser vation the size of the kill this year will not be known but officials estimated it would be close to last years The illegal kill was light officials although five of Michigans rare elk herd were The conservation departments tabulation of hunting fatalities stood at There was still no trace of Edward Detroit hunter who was lost nearly two weeks ago near The department said Ross Kim of was wounded Saturday near St Helen by Ken neth of The victim was in the line of fire when Pickell shot at a deer and received a minor flesh wound under the The conservation department said hunters took 405 deer on Drummond Island while 13S 10 8 22 fox and nine wolves have been transported across the Straits of The department said 443 persons had been arrested for City firemen inspect the ruins near the bar of the Cocoanut Grove night club in after a fire swept through Ihe establish ment killing more than four hundred persons and injuring several score It was estimated persons were in the club at the time of the Other pictures of the fire may be found on page Temperature Dropped to 15 Degrees Last Night a week end during nearly five inches of snow fell in the mercury in the official government thermometer here slid down to 15 degrees at 8 oclock this morning for a new seasons Children who began to think in terms of tobogganing and snowballing Saturday morn ing when an estimated three tenths of an inch of snow awoke Sunday morning to find that Christmas weather seemed here to The snow began to fall at oclock Saturday night and by oclock Sunday nearly five inches was By this snow men and women appeared in front of Adrian homes and the usual sights and sounds which snow occasions were in evi dence in the downtown Merchants spread salt over icy sidewalks and the scraping sounds of snow shovels and lire chains were The which had dipped to 15 degrees at S oclock started upward and record ed 16 degrees at 9 oclock and at 11 20 The pre low for the season was 17 degrees November Yesterdays minimum temperature was 24 de grees and the 33 One year ago de the minimum was 41 degrees and the 52 Adrian public works department today were confining their snow removal efforts to cleaning cross walks and sidewalks at street intersections in the busi ness and residential A ittle sanding of icy spots at street ntersections was done Saturday but none yesterday or State and county road workers used snow trucks to keep main highways Says Consumers Strike Would Do Irreparable Harm To War Effort War Labor declaring it saw danger of irreparable harm to the war effort in a threatened strike of Consumers Power Company em plpyes in 19 Michigan municipali has taken jurisdiction will seek to avert a The Michigan State Joint Utility Workers voted here Sunday to call the strike at mid night Friday and said the if it would par alyze electrical and in some instances gas to industrial and domestic users in the affected Only concessions by the company or some action of the War Labor Board could avert the its leaders announcing that the walkout had been ordered in the companys plants at Mus Battle Grand Lansing Bay City Owosso Six Enemy Effort to Reinforce Buna Garrison Fails By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In Mac Arthurs hardhitting flying fort resses smashed another Japanese attempt to reinforce the harassed Buna garrison by setting fire to two enemy destroyers off the east coast of New Guinea yesterday and sending two others fleeing north allied communique an nounced Direct hits with 500pound bombs were scored on the destroyers which were set aflame and both were believed to have sunk the announcement Turn to AUSTRALIA Page 9 B Gas Blanks Swamp Ration Board Volunteer Workers Needed to Process Blanks for County Motorists An appeal for volunteer workers help tailor supplementary gaso ine ration books to meetthe needs of their individual owners was made today by the Lenawee county rationing With gasoline rationing sched uled to begin tonight at he board is completely swamped with thousands of application orms for extra The rou ine work of the office has been landicapped through the large number of persons who have come the office to get information on low to fill out the ac ording to the Vowrteer lelpers have been working eve lings to process the jut the essential task of making Up each book to contain the correct number of stamps still remains to be done on thousands of B The board has attempted to complete the books for essential occupational users who have applied for or amounts of The biggest bottleneck here is in tailoring Guy secretary of the rationing board said If people wont come in to our office force will continue to work from 8 to 5 and up to 11 oclock at night to grind them but the process will be Well take workers from any place m the The civilian defense coun cil has attempted to get us volun but hasnt been able to get In other counties theyre having no trouble getting workers and theyre getting their books out Page Cadil lac and Announcing the decision to strike after a closed meeting of the coun Herman of Sagi the union em ployees pull switches because the state anti sabotage law prohibits such but that he expected the company would have to shut down those plants for lack of crews to operate boilers and watch for shortcircuits in switch Their plantswould blow up if they didnt have enough employees to keep Ihe boilers from running dry and to watch for short cir Chadwick They just couldnt Dan vice president and general manager of the said this might or might not be and that accuracy of the statement would depend on how many employees actually walked Both sides said they expected the WLB would act Chadwick said the councils ex ecutive committee was to meet at 11 today in to con sider its course of and that he expected the War Labor Board would assign a representative promptly to try to avert the 3 Issues Involved union president said three The issues were involved in the dis and Karn confirmed in that only one of them was They are Union demand for a union shop contract which would require all employees to affiliate with the The company has refused to go farther than to tell nonunion employees they should join the Turn to STRIKE Page 11 Reardon Piersol Will Speak at Hudson Center Hall Reardon Piersol of Ann deputy state administrator for war sayings bonds will be the speaker on the afternoon program of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange which will meet Thursday at Hudson James Marr will preside at the business session beginning at after which a dinner will be served by the Hudson Center Grange The attendance cups and defense stamps will be The program in the which is open to the will include in addition to the address by a reading by Bertha a vocal duet by Marjorie and Nora Jean motion of the Production Credit Association shown by Harold Kling master of Four Towns music by Myron Lef chip basket by Irene Reihle and music by Onsted Grange AUCTIONS south or Victor See on Mar ket southwest of See VTarkpt v 1 IN HOSPITAL Cars Skidded On US223 Morning Sbt personswere brought to the Bixby hospital after two cars col lided on US223 four miles east of Blissfield at oclock yester day Adolph 64 years of Ottawa Lake and his wife Eliza were driving east and Harold of 338 Frank was going west when one of the cars skidded on the slippery pave ment and they collided Both cars were and Van Brandt were critically He has head in juries and Van who is 55 years was injured about the head and Harvey of Route was cut about the face and his wife has a broken leg and is suffering from Miss Helen of 142 Vi South Main was cut the face and has a possible broken They were passen gers in the Milner Milner suffered minor He and Sanford expected to leave the hospital Robert Longee of Lake suffered head injur ies about 6 oclock last night when the car in which she was riding went off the highway about miles north of Biliinglons Corners on the connecting road between M52 and Two other occu pants of the Robert five years son of Longee and Gilbert of suffered minor Lon gee still is a patient at Tecumseh Robert and Gilbert were treated at the hospital and then Longee had been visiting Bertha Longee in Ann The front end of an automobile driven by Aileen Scheit of De troit was damaged at oclock yesterday morning it skid ded out of control on the West Maumee Street curve near Wil liams Street and struck a state highway The car was going east on Maumee The driver told city police that the car skid ded on the icy pavement when she applied the BELGIANS DEPORTED 30 Bel gian news agency reported today that Belgian workmen had been deported to Germany from in eastern TB SPREADS IN BELGIUM 30 Bel gian news agency reported today that tuberculosis was spreading rapidly in Belgium with an in crease of nearly istered in four Registered cases rose from on March 2 to oh June the agency BULLETIN 30 Vichy radio announced that French resistance to British occupation of the island of Beunion Match In Bus Boys Hand Touches Off One Of Worst Blazes In Nations History Reds Report Germans Are Being Killed Daily By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS shock troops have wrested another Don River stronghold from the Germans under clearing skies on the Stalin grad front and are pressing west ward through a blizzard in the parallel offensive west of the Russians said Germans were declared to be perishing at the rate of daily as Red army divisions pushed across the utilizing tactics perfected in the 194142 winter While clouds cold pre vailed in the Stalingrad Winddriven snow cut down visi bility on the central Moscow observers said the joint operations were the greatest undartaken by the Russians in their 17 months ot New German lines on the east bank of the Don were broken by the Soviet troops and more Germans were reported to have paid with their lives for the luck less siege of The Rus sian infantrymen were supported by tanks and artillery as they moved forward in the second breakthrough in this sector re ported in two Gain South west Southwest of Stalingrad the Rus sian offensive also moved forward the midday com munique and another town and large stores of Axis food and medical supplies were cap A special communique last night told how the Russians had driven from the StalingradKrasnodar railroad line capture the town of 70 southeast Within the longbesieged city of Stalingrad fighting continued and the Russians said their artillery de stroyed 38 German dugouts and blockhouses and wiped out a bat talion of enemy On the central front northwest of Moscow Red troops with all their winter were rolling the numbed Germans back through the heavy snow and the midday communique announced the capture of several inhabited On one sector of this front the War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tar get of RAF bombers for second time in 36 hours as pilots report fires still burning from shower of incendiary bombs loosed on arsenal city Saturday Churchill warns Italians to get out of fortify Italian German Nearly half of Turins population flees un der fiveweek RAF aerial forces push past Djedeida in drive against Tu 12 miles Rail connec tions cut off between Tunis and French troops seek to cut off Axis escape corridor along coastal road 70 miles south of Tu Allied bombers pound Axis softening up enemy strongholds for big land stand in El Agheila defile after being reinforced by Italianmade Russians foughttheir way into an enemy stronghold over the bodies of 600 German officers and men and captured eight 14 ma a radio station and a munitions todays communi que Only in the Caucasus did the Germans show any aggressive ac An infantry attack southeast of Nalchik supported by tanks was broken up by Russian artillery and the communique and the Germans were forced back to their original dispatches from the front said three Nazicontrolled rail lines on the central front west of Moscow had been cut and that a much contested communications center some 90 miles from the Latvian had been Face Black Moment Jubilant Russians said the Ger man army is facing the blackest moment since its invastion of Rus The Soviet said that in the 10 days ending yes terday Germans had been killed and the special communique reported that in the Stalingrad re gion alone Germans had been captured in the same Turn to RUSSIANS Page 2 ATlRWillAlY Find Fires Started 24Hours Earlier Still Burning based British bombers attacked second night in succession and found fires started 24 hours earlier still raging in the Italian arsenal the air ministry said The atack was made despite bad weather and the raiding force was repprted small in comparison with the strong formations which had previously made the roundtrip swing across the Alps to cut at the foundations of Pre mier Mussolinis war Other bombers attacked railway communications in the air ministry It said two planes were The Italian high command ac knowledged in a communique broadcast by the Rome radio that Turin was a but said that the damage was not heavy and that one British bomber fell This was the 23rd raid on north ern Italy since the beginning of the war and the 12th since the opening of the new aerial offensive with an assault on Genoa Blockbusters Dropped More than incendiaries in addition to block were dropped over Turin in the Saturday night and one Canadian pilot who took part said the citys buildings were left seething as though they were bubbling with molten The air ministry announced the weather over the target good and the attack was heavy and Cood results were The Italian high command added a revealing footnote Damage was especially in the center of Turn to RAF Page 5 winter offen sive gains momentum as slaughtering Nazis a take German on Reds claim Germans killed in ten days in Stalingrad area and nearly more on central planes set fire to two destro3ers off New breaking up enemy attempt to put reinforcements into Buna Ground troops continue to press Jap forces holding 10mile coastal strip in BunaGona Japs reported seeking new foothold on Attu in OIL DIES 30 Standard Oil Com pany of New Jersey president who pioneered in developing Texass first oil pool of is A heart attack yesterday claimed the 61yearold native of Mayers who taught school to pay his way through college and became one of Americas leading petroleum who helped and was president of the American Petroleum formed and led the national petroleum war service committee which during the last war handled all oil supplies for the Allies he had spent mucK time in Washingtonas a member of the petroleum in dustry Storm Brews Over Cabinet Shifts Roosevelt may find a large part of his cabinet subjected to some lively congressional criti cism if he goes through with n plan for a threeway shift making Harold Ickes Secretary of La bor with control over Ickes already has been offered the and if he the President would be expected to seek the Senate confirmation for this nomination as well as those of Paul McNutt to be Secretary of the Interior and Frances Per kins to be Federal Security Admin and some Demo already are turning up their vocal cords for this prospective op portunity of discussing the part the Roosevelt cabinet has played in the Turn to CABINET Page 3 Todays Map The have spliced a For a map of the turn to seven Bodies Fpund Piled Four and Five Deep Many of Them Unidentified tiny match flame in the hands of a 16 yearold busboy touched off a lightninglike fire that snuffed out the lives of more than 477 Cocoa nut Grove night club merrymakers and injured more than one of the nations worst Deputy Police Superintendent James Claflin quoted the Stanley as saying that he accidentally ignited a paper palm tree that caused the terrific blaze which threw about per sons into a clawing panic in efforts to reach The Claflin that he was trying to replace an electric light bulbwhich had been unscrewed by a prankster in the recently opened melody room of the club when the match flame brushed the flimsy palm set off the devastating The Boston committee on public safety said the death toll might reach Less than 300 of the dead were The flames swept through the highly inflammable decorations as the orchestra leader raised his ba ton to signal for the National An them as a prelude to the Saturday night floor Within seconds the crowded night club was a bed lam as screaming women and hor rorstricken men dashed for tumbling over each other on the jampacked District Fire Chief William Mahoney saidthat tangled and frightfully burned bodies were found four and five deep and that tables and chairs were scattered and tipped in a shambles among the Treat Burned Patrons As speedily as physi cians and specialists in the treat ment of mustered by the Boston Committee on Public Safe were mercifully ministering to the using blood plazma rushed from the Red Cross in Washington and pain and poison allaying sulfa long lines of rela tives and friends stood two abreast outside the citys morgues through out the cold night waiting for a chance to identify many of them charred beyond A board of including fire Navy representatives were service men among the two representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investiga which began its probe yester reconvened Turn to FIRE Page 5 PEOPLE Told to Quit War or Expect Shattering Air Attack 30 Minister Churchills warning to the Italian get out the war or expect a scientific arid shattering air at pounded home again and again to the Italians today by the British Broadcasting Corpora The BBC preceded Churchills victory speech Sunday with broad cast appeals to the Italians to make a separate peace and fol lowed up by rebroadcasting at in tervals the full text of the prime ministers 30minute ad dressing Germany and France as well as Italy Churchill promised that the war would be carried to Italy a manner not hitherto dreamed of by its guilty leaders and added It is for the Italian people to say whether they want this terri ble thing to happen to them or He reviewed Allied strategy on the African and Russian discussed what he called a reunion with France and its and spoke somberly of the portents of 1943 as boding new tests the face of I promise I predict Churchill I cannot even guarantee that more suc cesses are now on the The dawn of 1943 will soon loom red before us and we must brace ourselves to cope with the trials and problems of what must be a stern and terrible But he emphasized that now at this moment the first British army is striking hard at the last remaining footholds of the Ger mans and Italians in to CHURCHILL Page j
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