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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 10, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Snow Weather Details un Page DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 Gona Area Of New Guinea Occupied By Allies Japs Cornered In Narrow Strip 12 MILLSTO SOUTH Enemy Thus Loses Northern Anchor of Narrowing Beachhead in Papua By THE plete occupation of vhe Gona area of New Guinea by allied foices di rected in the field by General Douglas MacArthur himself was announced The Japanese thus lost the north ern anchor of their stubbornlyde fended but evernarrowing beach head in a foothold already cut into segments by Australian and American jungle Prime Minister John Curtin made the first announcement of the Gona conquest in the midst of a war re view before the House of Repre sentatives in the federal His victory news came 16 days after an allied headquarters com munique had announced the orig inal Australian entry into testifying to the resistance put up by the Gonas fail left the Japanese pinned down in a narrow strip of coast centering on the Buna some 12 miles to the The Japanese first landed at Gona on July 22 and from the GpnaBuna beachhead started their invasion drive which carried across the Owen Stanley mountains to within 32 miles of Port allied before they were Japs Thwarted Earlier today the regular com munique from allied headquarters in Australia announced that allied troops had thwarted the Japanese in an attempt to break out of the Gona trap under cover of dark killing 35 of the enemy and capturing Eighteen more were killed and three captured in another clash a short time More than 400 Japanese had been reported killed in this area in re cent The same bulletin reported that allied forces had gained further ground in their attacks on the Japanese at Buna and that they were continuing to press home their attacks with strong air sup Allied headquarters also an nounced that American Flying Fortresses and Liberator bombers had scored a signal victory over a formation of Japanese fighters in a furious duel off the coast of New Britain shoting down 10 of the en emy planes and damaging four others so badly they probably All our planes the communique The air battle developed in con junction with a heavy allied bomb ing assault on the Japanese air drome at New unloading 500pound bombs in dis persgl bays and causing consider able There were no further reports concerning the whereabouts of six Japanese destroyers which were driven off earlier in the week in an attempt to land reinforcements in the Buna The destroyers had approached in two lines four miles with three miles between the leading and trailing Describes Attack The attack on the squadron was described today by Calvin Glenderming pilot of a Liberator bomber who told how the planes circled just out of range of the destroyers antiaircraft fire before unloading their The ships made a beautiful turn ing maneuver in an effort to avoid our he We made our first run aiming for the lead ing A 500pounder hit within 10 feet of the A sec ond bomb was a direct hit across the Huge clouds of brownish smoke from burning oil and from the stricken Glendenning The Liberators shadowed the de stroyers for more than an hour and when last seen the vessels were steaming Glendenning reported that after he had turned his plane toward home two Japanese fighters equipped with auxiliary fuel tanks under their fuselages suddenly darted out of the clouds and at tacked from opposite The Liberators gunners sent the Zeros spinning down but not be fore bullets from the enemy planes had knocked out the bombers in tercommunications system and the radio transmitter and had broken a row of oxygen HURLEY ESCAPES INJURY Patrick who Re turned two days ago from a long tour of the Russian was dis closed today to have come so close to hitting a land mine that his car was showered with parts of two trucks which minister to New Zeland and one time secretary of war under President was being driven along a newly cap tureo road following two Both trucks hit the mine and blew UD within his 18YearOlds To Register Tomorrow 10 Youths who have become 18 since last June 30 start registering to morrow for induction into the armed Selective service estimates there are more than a halfmillion in this age group but many of them al ready have The calling for three oneweek registration periods for youths grouped by their birth dates December 11 to inclusiV Those born on or after July 1924 but not after December 18 to inclusiv Those born on or after but not after December 26 to Those born on or after 1924 but not after The War meantime announced that the order suspend ing voluntary enlistment will no interfere with the armys volun leer officer candidate men who have passed their 38th birthday will not be ac cepted as candidates although those who had been ordered by 5 to report for induction will be taken for The order in which 18yearold youths will be classified for induc tion willb e determined by their birth dates with the oldest coming Those traveling during their reg istration period will register with a draft board in the place where they happen to but their cards will be forwarded to their home which will include the reg istrants in their quotas and have permanent jurisdiction over Those having more than one place of residence will register wherever they are at the time but may choose between their residences for purpose of assign ment to a local Youths who become 18 after 31 must register on their birth This group is expected to average about a month Any 18 19yarold registrant attendinghigh who ordered to report for induction during the last of an academic year may have his Induction post poned until the end of the aca demic year upon written request to his draft Addition of the new registrants to the list of draft eligibles will postpone to someextent the induc tion of childless married but their addition has been offset in part by the recent stoppage of in duction of those 38 or A number of problems arising from suspension of voluntary en listment and adoption of 37 as the maximum age for army selectees still awaits War Depart ment officials The status of men who are subject to induction although they may reach their 38lh birthdays long before their military training is also is Un the armys attitude was reported to be against accepting men who will be able to obtain discharges within a Selective service registration for all Lenawee county young men who were born on or after July but not after August will begin tomorrow in Adrian and will continue through Decem ber All men concerned must come to the Adrian headquarters in the Armory on West Maumee They ap pear any day during the designated period between 9 oclock and 5 British Bombers Strike With Even Greater Force Than Previous Night 3 RAF PLANES MISSING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS with even greater power than the pre vious a strong force of Royal Air Force bombers hurled another mass of explosives last night mangled appar ently striving to deal the death stroke to the once great Italian in dustrial city on the River An authoritative statement said Turin again was attacked last night by a strong force of our Three of our aircraft are royal arsenal had been heaped with destruction and fire only the night before and the return last night for the sixth raid in less than a month testified to the RAFs determination to smash Italian industry in one phase of the effort to knock Italy from the Observers on the southeast coast said the planes streamed across the English channel for 90 minutes last night and were subjected to heavy antiaircraft fire from Ger man batteries on the French coast upon their return this morning from the roundtrip crossing of the Air alarms were sounded in Swiss centers and the Swiss tele graph agency said that the Swiss minister in London had been in structed to make a very firm protest against RAF flights over the It said he was told to call the British governments attention to the urgent necessity of respect ing Switzerlands ARE City Wont Use Strings of Colored Lights If you are waiting for the cus tomary decorations in the Adrian business district to help arouse Christmas the latest word is for another inspiration be cause there wont be any trees or colored lights this Because of a government order asking that outdoor lighting be dis pensed with this year to save elec tricity and City Elec trician Arvin Maybee will not in stall the strings of colored light that in the past have crisscrossed the business The WPB es timates that kilowatt hours of enough to meet light ing and power requirements for a city of inhabitants for a can be saved through this Indoor lighting has gov ernment The William Stark Post of the American Legion which usually purchases and installs evergreen trees on each lamp post in the business district has decided not to follow the custom this year because of an expected scarcity of The citys large municipal tree on the city hall which was planted as a permanent fixture last will serve as holiday garb this year without along with the gaily decorated windows of the stores in the business district Honor Roll to Be Dedicated at Friday Ceremonies Special o The Telegram honor roll listing 230 men left the Tecumseh Products Company to join the armed forces will be dedi cated Friday afternoon at 3 oclock during fitting ceremonies at the The honor roll has been prepared in the form of a walnut plaque with bronze eagles and a Minute the names of the 230 men be ing listed Other names will be added as men are called for The John Ross of Clin ton will make ad the Tecumseh Products quartet will sing and Ray president of the will out line the companys Christmas A special platform for the services is being arranged at the BULLETIN 10 The House Ways and Means Cora mitten today formally pigeonholed President Roosevelts request for broad wartime authority to sus pend tariff laws and JapAmerican Scouts Defend Stars and Stripes 10 UP Fourteen heroic JapaneseAmeri can Boy Scouts defied a mob of proAxis sympathizers attempting to seize the American flag during a fatal riot at the Manzanar re location center last Ralph center related One man was killed and eight were injured when soldiers fired into the rioters after repeated warnings to stop advancing were The rioters were attempt ing to celebrate the Pearl Harbor Merrill administration building flagpole was near the area where the mob One of the proAxis sympathiz he started for the flagpole to haul down the The Boy Scouts surrounded the base oi the They armed themselves with stones the size of They defied the agitators or the whole mob to touch the And the flagwas not hauled AUCTIONS north M Llnehai See on Market Household auction at Fred AucU See Trained Staff Hired For Specialists New War Nursery Mothers to Regis ter at Employment Office if They Plan to Bring Children With the hiring of a trained staff of teachers arid to take Adrians war nursery is ex pected to open December Work ing mothers who intend to leave their children at the nursery which will be located in the South Branch Chapel at Beecher and South Main Streets are asked to register before December 14 so that plans can be made Mothers may register at any time at the Employment Ser vice office at 118 West Church Street on December at the nursery Vaughn a trained teacher who at the present time is working in the public school sys tern as a substitute has been hired as head The assistant teacher is to be Don ald Dibble of Another teacher probably will be hired Health Worker Hired Donald a regis tered nurse with four years of ex perience in public health has been employed to care for the health of children in the Leila May will cook the food for the project and James Hogan has been hired as At the the nursery will be aranged to serve mothers working on the day shift which starts about 7 oclock in the Later if there is a demand a 24 hour service will be provided according to Says Japan Now In Position To Face Long War NEW 10 Vichy radio broadcast a Havas agency dispatch today quoting Premier Tojo as saying in Tokyo that Japan is now in a position to face a long war until the final The premiers statement was made in an interview with man and Italian journalists in ob servance of the first anniversary of Romes and Berlins declaration of war on the United the radio These declarations came on four days after the anniversary of Japans attack On Pearl Tojo asserted that oil produc tion in conquered southern terri tories is higher now than had been hoped despiteenemy de and the supply of oil for Japanese armiesisassured for the SwarhTrhissitiril lion relieves any apprehension on the wars future In a special message to the Ital ian which he gave his Ital ian Tojo was said to have remarked that he expected to have the honor to put a por tion of these riches in conquered territories at the disposal of Ital ianwar The did not explain how Italy would be able to take delivery of any supplies that Japan might be willing to give BERLIN From German Broad 10 Berlin ra dio broadcast a Transocean Agen vy dispatch today which said that for the first time the public has learned that Infantry General Zeitzler is Chief of the General Staff of the The Nazi regime apparently took this unusual means of making the first authorized announcement of an important change in the Ger man high reports of which have been reaching the out side but never with Berlins con The post given Zeitzler formerly was held by General Franz who has been mentioned as one of several army leaders who are be lieved to have fallen under Hit displeasure and been marked for a General a compartive unknown among Nazi generals and apparently a newcomer to the top ranks of Killers war is be lieved lo be an expert in armored How long he has held Ihe as Chief of Staff of the German army was not indicated in the Transocean according lo this infor was replaced along wiJi General Fedor von because of disagreement with Hitler over the Russian DEFY OPA SAN 10 district director of the rent control told land lords of Vallejo that he consid ered their strike againsfrent con trol regulations as subversive con duct Organized landlords of Valiejo rebelled against the regulations yesterday and adopted a resolution stating they would refuse to rec ognize the rules of the OPA and we separately and collectively strike in specified the California Apart ment represent ing 13 apartment house associa disclosed last night that it had put itself on record as opposed to methods and manners of rent control administration and that it expected to petition Congress for modification of the Russel Nelson who is in charge the The federal government will pay all expenses except the food which each mother wir be asked to pay Children between the ages of two and five whose mothers are employed are eligible for enroll Volunteers Needed Nelson issued a call today for volunteer workers and also cooking Women who can give a few hours each week to help at the nursery are asked to call Buskirk at 1391 Anywone having cooking utensils that could be used at the nursery is asked to call Paul Ahle man at Also needed are three tables that can be made suit able for feeding Edward Hoskin has been appointed chairman of the health committee and1 has asked that all children brought to the nursery be innoculated for diphtheria and Nursery officials say that the important thing now is completing the registration of all mothers who cannot register either at the em ployment office or at the nursery building is asked to call Ros well Burr at 58 Rex Martin chairman of the War Service Committee which is start ing the said today that every effort is being made to make the nursery as efficient as possible so that as manyAyomen as possible can take positions in Adrian fac tories and thus help to relieve the labor Pound Rail Oil Storage Tanks and Warehouses UNITED STATES 12th Air Force Advance Operations by one of the heroes of Major General James Doolittles raid on To medium bombers of the Twelfth Air Force battered railroad yards and oil storage tanks in a night raid on the port of in and then swooped to as low as 25 feet to machinegun their Fires visible for 75 miles weie left burning among the oil Particularly heavy damage was reported done to the railroad yards and warehouses oh the quays communications port at lhe topof of 140 niiles south It was the first operational flight of this squadron and all of its planes came home The flight leader was Major David Jones of who won the Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in the bombing of Another veteran of the Tokyo Richard Mil ler of Fort also par Major Jones reported after his return here We sure plastered but never saw an enemy We got some flak from the We hit dock installations and started some good oil We got good hits on the rail road he two or three of us went low as 25 to 50 machinegunning the and saw a lot of dam After we dropped our there was nothing left to do but to go down and shoot them up a Some of the crew members re ported seeing German troops div ing into trenches to avoid tho Except for a few bursts from the planes the few small ships in the harbor were ig nored and the fliers concentrated on the supply and communications COMPENSATION LAW CHANGES ARE URGED 10 changes in the Michigan workmens compensation including an increase in compensation benefits to twothirds the average weekly were recommended today by the Detroit chapter of the National Lawyers The in a list of 29 recom proposed that mini mum compensation be set at a that there be no and that benefits be payable during the entire period of Other proposals include compul sory and allinclusive coverage of employees and un limited medical reasonable choice of physicians by injured em and coverage of all injur diseases and disabilities result ing from The Guild also in ef that private carriers of work mens compensation Insurance be The Guild would have employers compelled by law to insure with the state accident fund or qualify as NO NO OIL 10 gan consumers of fuel oil have fi nally reached point where the dictum no The stateOffice of Price Ad ministration said today there wouldbe no further extension of the purchase of oil without actually surrendering coupons from ration oil could be deliver ed dealers providing the con sumers an agreement to surrender coupons for it when he obtained Jiisiation Allies All Set To Launch Mighty New Drives Against Axis North African Forces Russians Push 7 Miles Deeper Into Foes Central Front Lines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red army has speared seven miles deep er into enemy lines on the central front near Velikie recaptur ing 13 while the Ger mans still have failed in their six day effort to regain the initiative on the Stalingrad Soviet dis patches reported Attacking with ski troopers sup ported by tanks painted white to blend with the the Russians apparently are stabbing at Nazi communications on the central front which extends northwest of Moscow roughly from Rzhev to Velikie On the Stalingrad although slowed down by violent German counterattacks during the past several the Russians were re ported still pushing gradually for ward as their offensive there en tered its fourth Russian reports said the Nazis apparently were trying not only to smash the Soviet offensive but also to start one of their presum ably in the belief that the Red army is exhausted after an advance said now to have taken 63 Some of the Germans counter blows have been in parts of Stalin grad Red Star but have been content with purely de fensive fire in the factory the army newspaper the Russians systematically are de stroying pill boxes and other for tifications in the still difficult task of clearing the enemy from the be sieged Nazis Exposed Themselves It said the Germans had exposed themselves in trying to wrest the initiative from the Russians and had suffered heavily from trench mortar fire turned on them virtu ally like a spray from a Red the Soviet army news reported that in a battle west of Rzhev the Germans fled in disorder for the protection of a forest when Russian troops breach ed their It asserted that the Russians did not lose a single soldier in this en gagement but that the Germans lost 117 Reinforcements in by the Germansrbnthe central were declared1 by Red to be generally middleaged some of whom had been trained for only 10 to 20 days before they reached the Air Force Active The Red armys airmen were credited by Soviet authorities today with a growing part in smashing at German efforts to halt the three weeksold Russian winter offen Land action continued without reported material gains as the new phase of the battle of Russia en tered its fourth Todays early Soviet communique said that our air force on various 10 Tass dispatch datelined Geneva and at tributed to reports from Milan said today that Italian industry and transport had been so hard hit by British air attacks that Turin re cently has produced less than one tenth its normal quota of airplane Italian industrial output has been halved during the past it due both to the destruction of important war plants and to the flight of workers from bombed Some including a num ber of war were closed on their owners initiative for the period of the dispatch The flow of refugees and dam age to rail facilities in the Po val ley of northern in which Turin is said to have paralyzed the transportation of troops and military supplies to ports in Another Tass datelined said a reliable Italian source there had disclosed the presence in southern Italy of the chief of German naval intelli Admiral Canaris in connec tion with of the Italian Whether he was there on orders of the Nazi high as an agent ot Nazi Gestapo Cltief Hein rich Himmler or on Hitlers per sonal instructions is not the broadcast CIGARETTE RULING 10 ney General Herbert Rushton held today that the proprietor of any place in which a cigaret vend ing machine is operated would be subject to prosecution if he allow ed a minor child to obtain ciga rets from in an opinion to Pro secutor Victor C Anderson of Lansing provides pun ishment fine or 30 days in jail for way furnish ing eigarets to persons under the age of He said it would no difference owned or leased the vendine sectors of the front destroyed 25 German tanks and about 200 silenced six artillery batter wrecked two railway trains and dispersed and partly annihilated a battalion of German Twentyfour German planes were destroyed in the Stalingrad area the communique The assertion came on the heels of a claim that Red air force fliers in three days had destroyed more than 60 transport planes trying to bring supplies to the German troops before The Germans had attempted to implement a growing series oi counterattacks with an aerial flow of reserves supplies to battle areas west of Stalingrad and west of Dispatches from the front said that because of the de struction of many of their troop carrying the Germans had resorted to the use of a variety of training and mail The severest land fighting noted in the early communique occurred in the Velikie Luki far west of where tanks and a big gun battery were reported cap tured when a Red army unit dis lodged the Germans from an inhab ited The Russians said that the Ger man 246th infantry division sta tioned in the sector had lost more than men in recent More trench fighting was re ported northwest of where the Communique said an as sault brought the destruction of six tanks and the slaughter of 400 of the Local engagements in the Cau southeast of cost the Germans more than 300 12 tanks and a quantity of the Russians ARE FROZEN TO JOBS Seek to Hold JobSwitching to Minimum JP Ap proximately 660i006 war wotkers of the area were virtually frozen to their today under policies enunciated by the district office of the War Manpower Com In a plan aimed at stabilizing em manpower heads here sought to keep jobswitching to a minimum and at the same time fa cilitate the draft of men into the armed services at least expense to vital war Asking the cooperation oE man agement and the district of fice recommended that no worker leave his present job for another without a clearance from his em or from the district The covering 34 essential categories of sets forth that such clearance should be granted only under specified district director of the manpower said the plan also was aimed at halting pirating of in which em ployees are lured from one com pany by more attractive offers from The adopted by the labor management advisory committee to the i manpower commission in De covers such factories as the Ford Willow Run bomber plant Detroit Tank which is op erated by Chrysler and the United States Naval Ordnance operated by the Hudson Mo tor Car It covers all of Wayne Warren township in Macomb coun Royal Oak and Southfield town ships in Oakland and Ypsi lanti township in Washtenaw coun All the major war plants of the Detroit area thus are included War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS radio reports AngloAmerican attack under way in TebourbaMateur on ap proaches to Bizerte and with Allied aerial deficiency overcome by constant flow of Libyan land frontquiet as airmen hack away at German ment catches it second night in sixth time in RAFs biggestbomb ers Rome admits great report Germans routed in battle west of with camouflaged ski troops striking at foes communications on central front claim trench fighting at Stalingrad and local actions in Cau casus cost Nazis Germans admit break their VolgaDon tut claim it is NEW occupation of Gona area and gain against remaining Japs outflanked in Buna 12 miles while Fortresses and Liberators best Jap air formation in furious duel off coast of New knocking down without British Allowing Enemy No Rest in El Agheila It Is Reported By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS forces apparently were set today to launch mighty new drives against in North Africa at any moment in both Libya and under formidable and evergrow ing air Reports by the Morocco radio that the Americans and British al ready had sprung anew to the at tack on both sides of the Axis nar rowing last foothold on the Medi terraneans African shore appar ently were Advices from indicated that the Allies there no longer were hampered by the pinch from air support and that the cru cial battle for the last 20 the approaches to Bizerte and might explode at any moment On the opposite side of a British communique said the Eighth Army was allowing the enemy no rest in the El Agheila This was the strongest language used officially since the British paused before Rommels longpre pared line but it only to patrol and artillery activity and British military sources in London said it did not mean that the ward offensive again was under When the Eighth Army smashes into the enemys Libyan these sources its blows will leave no doubt that it has hit in force that might be any Seek Weak Spots In the Allies and Ger mans both were reported probing cautiously for weak spots and speeding preparations for the de cisive Reports of Allied air both destructive offensive smashes and successful defensive air fighting with evidently plentiful and well varied indicated that air mastery was swinging back to the British headquarters re ported that Allied twinengined American P3S pounced on an enemy air convoy northbound from Africa and had shot down two German transport planes near Lampedusa between Sicily and A Reuters report said Allied parachutists had penetrated within 10 miles of Tunis and carried out a series of demolitions southwest of the Tunisian Advices from the front last said the weather was un favorable for largescale land or air action and it appeared that for at the key to the situation lay in the hands of the These advices said the latest op erations were limiteo to patrol skir marked by British and American thrusts at the Axis defenses on the outer approaches to Bizerte and There was little in these reports to indicate how the situation was shaping but there appeared reason to believe that the Allies were use of the lull to overcome the deficiency in air strength from which they obvi ously have been suffering in the forward A Reuters dispatch from North Africa said that fresh units of the United States and British air forces were arriving constantly at the front to support the ground Crisis Weathered At the same the military correspondent of the London Daily Mail declared that the first army has weathered the hinting that Allied air strength would be sufficient to cope with the Ger mans the battle is renewed in full In line with these a de layed despatch from Noland Nor Associated Press corre spondent the 12th Air told of the heroic job be ing done by American army trans port pilots to speed sup plies and equipment to the fight ing Norgaard quoted Major James L of chief of the transport as saying that the pilots were doing the impossible every flying under conditions which would drive air line pilots back home Lee told how one group of transport planes helped move a British air base 200 miles nearer Tunisia flying ground gasoline and equipment over terrain it would have taken a truck convoy days to Reports of dissension between German and Italian troops began to crop up on the Tunisian front as they had earlier in Egypt and An Allied headquarters spokes man in North Africa said that in some sectors the Germans and Italians literally were not on speaking terms and that in some instances they had refused to be photoeraphed   

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