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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 12, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADEIAN DAILY TELEGRAM VOL DECEMBER 1942 Colder Snow flurries Weather on Page Six PRICE 3 Make Desperate Effort To Escape From Trap All At tacks Bloodily Repulsed SUPPLIED BY PARACHUTE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS troops are making desperate efforts to ireak out of their trap in the Buna area of New an allied com munique declared but their remaining positions are being blotted out methodically by alliei artillery and their counterattacks bloodily With Gona in allied the Japanese were pinned back agains the sea on a milewide strip of beach about nine miles A lew were reported still resisting along the trail to abou six miles Fruslated in their attempts to reinforce their troops by the Japanese were still trying to sup ply themby the com munique In their frantic efforts to escape death or capture they counterat tacked repeatedly south of San but were repulsed in bloody flighting each the bul letin irom Douglas MacAr thus headquarters Allied planes continued to rake the nar rowing enemy lines with machine gun and cannon The bitter last stand nature of tht fighting which has been churning over the New Guinea beaches was illustrated by an an nouncement that the final opera tions at Gona resulted in the killing of at least 440 Japanese and the capture of only 16 Ad ditional Japanese casualties were still to be the communi que A number of enemy guns and a quantity of ammunition also were reported American after driving a wedge to the sea between Buna and Cape were picking Japanese snipers out of the trees and attempting to enlarge their advantage by attacking enemy en trenchments in cocoanut Australian dive bombers at tacked enemy supply dumps and in stallations between Gona and San ananda and American bombers pounded the Buna CARP A11IKEI EAST 12 WVA group of state Michigan Slate College technicians and com mercial fishermen ate broiled carp for luncheon yesterday and liked That would not surprise the peo ple of who have grown carp as a regular crop for more than 400 nor many racial groups which value carp as a long standing item of their diet But it did surprise the luncheon group and will surprise many Michigan Commercial long such BattleScarred But San Francisco Comes Home SAN 12 Battlescarred but the crui ser San Francisco is home from the Solomons for the repair of damages she suffered while sink ing a Jap cruiser and destroyer and starting a Jap battleship on its way The story of the San Francisco is proof of the navys way of train ing A 31yearold Lieut Commander Bruce McCandless of Long took charge of the flagship of its task and fought the critical mo ments of a great battle off Savo Island in the Solomons early in the morning of Command was handed down suc cessively from Rear Admiral Callaghan through 11 and by the moments peculiar de finally came to Admiral captain Cas sin and three commanders were the senior All but one commander was He was badly McCandless was senior surviving officer on the The which has cited Mc Candless for the Congressional Medal of made it clear it treasured this story of how young officers rose to the responsibility of Officers and men who came off the battered added some new details to the story of the cruisers astounding stand against superior Jap odds in the engagement the crew calls by the strange name of the Battle of the That name was explained by Wil liam yeoman first from a 23 yearold with full blown You he said everytim we moved into that area we coul smell and everytime w lilacs we got a On this night I couldsmell en and I knew we were goih to have Flowers on Guadalcanal an other islands of the Solomon send their fragrance far to sea Tucker of Chicag recalled that some aspects of th battle in the moonless tropica night he sai there wasnt much beauty in th sight of the big 14inch Jap shell coming right at the froi a battleship a mile We could see them said They looked like black dot in the middle of a re NEW CASUALTY LIST fishermen say there is standing prejudice against coarse fleshed fish as suck herring and smelt chief of the divis ion of fish culture of the Federal Fish and Wildlife said carp is an aquatic We ea1 land so why shouldnt we eat water pigs The luncheon was an experiment conducted by Michigan State Col lege food and nutrition experts and the conservation department to determine possibilities of ex panding the use of coarse fish as a wartime emergency food and as a longrange addition to the human diet After the Hoffmast state conservation as the carp was just as tasty and palatable as can be expected of any fish perhaps not as good as lake trout or but not enough different to Guests said the fish was similar to pike or Miss Jeanette nut ritionist who cooked the as serted it was broiled in brdinary fashion with salt and pep per and that the staff had not had time to experiment with a number of recipes submitted by longstand ing supporters of the We were told carp should not be cooked with the skin or dark back Miss Lee but we wanted to make this the tough est test so we left those It doesnt seem to make any The committee agreed to accel erate cooking and storing experi ments with a view to issuing a booklet of instructions and recipes for the housewife by April Miss Thelma head of the food and nutrition said fish represented a valuable source of proteins and vitamins which meat and milk shortages were removing from American Claude Grand secretary of the commercial fish ermens condemned antiquated advertising and market ing methods used by fish markets and asserted much of the commit research work would be lost unless retafl merchants learned to sell fish more AUCTIONS 17Uu Auction northeait otBUss Al See Brings Total Since Pearl Harbor To 12 The navy department announced oday that new casualties of the marine corps and Coast luard were reported to next of vin from The which include wounded and brought the total reported to next of kin since the Pearl Harbor attacK to Of the 546 were and 407 The navyiaid that some under the classification of missing1 might be rescued or otherwise re port A recapitulation of casualties to date gave the following totals Navy dead wound ed missing total Marine corps dead wounded missing Coast guard 38 dead 11 wound ed 129 missing total The combined totals for these three branches of the services miss The list includes all states and the District of The territory of Hawaii also is included but there are no reports for the other terri tories or Adrian Sales Short Of Quota After exceeding its quota fo two successive Lenawe county fell behind its wa bond quota for November accorc ing to figures compiled by Charle war bond sales chair The November war bond sales i Lenawee were as com pared with a quota of all war bond purchases mad through pay deduction plans ha been made in the however Lenawee would have exceeded its i quota by Industries wit main offices outside the purchased worth of bond for Lenawee workers from source outside the The September and October quo tas for Lenawee were I September sales totaled and in October The coun ty met its quota for the first tim in Last Morenci Riga and Tecumseh ex ceeded their quotas with all othe communities falling Hud with a quota of was behind and Adrian with i quota of likewise wa short The quotas and sale in various towns and cities follows Flying Fortress Fights Off 15 Zeros Downs 5 of Them 12 lone Army Flying Fortress recently fought off 15 Japanese Zero fight ers over the island of New destroyed five of and return ed safely to its the Navy an nounced A communique reporting this in cident announced also that the auxiliary cargo a vessel taken over from the MooreMcCormack had been sunk in the Solomons area by enemy Reports reaching here indicated that only three men were lost ini the destruction of this ship and those were listed as The Commander James Shep herd of was reported to have The communique gave no details of the encounter between the Fly ing Fortress and the squadron of enemy fighter planes except to say the big Army bomber was on a re connaissanceflight over New in central when the enemy planes The destruction of the five Ze roes raised Japans plane losses in Lhe as announced by the Navy to Loss of Alchiba boosted the tutal of announced United States ship losses in the Solomons area 27 An unannounced number of American ships have been dam The Japanese have lost 52 four probably sunk and 79 Addison Adrian Blissfield Clayton Clinton Deerfield Hudson Jasper Beach Morenci Onsted Palmyra FUgeway Tecumseh Quota Sales In discussing the months sales Robertson said tha while we all would have liked very much to have seen the quotas fully made in Lenawee county with every community well over the the returns are very grati fying as The quota for December has not been announced but the anniver sary of Pearl Harbor has already resulted in increased sales of bonds in many In announcing that the Treasury Department has authorized that all E bonds sold during December may be dated De cember Robertson statec that no better Christmas gifl ould be made than an E bond dated December as a re ninder of our reaction to Pear PROXY SAN 12 Capt Stacy Clapp army dentist on duty in and Miss Elea nor aircraft worker iormerly of will be married proxy tonight CoL Lany who introduced the will say fl do forthe bridegroom at a Congregational Church with John Wiley Clapp popped the question in a etter dated Oct 29 which Miss ersbns received She ALLIED PLANES RAID NAPLES planes of the Middle East com mand raided Naples again yester starting firesalong the entire vaterfront and scoring hits on merchant the British an nounced It was the second Allied smash at the south Italian port in a Big American bombers attacked the from which supplies and men were sent to Africa just a week sinking a crippling a battleship and scoring square hits on a second No details about yesterdays raid were given In addition to the attack on Na longrange Allied ranging over the intercepted a northbound convoy of Axis transport planes south of Lampedusa Island and shot down at least eight transport one bomber and four twinengined Lampedusa Island is about mid way between the British Island of Malta and the Tunisian The presumably from Malta raided the docks again and started a fireat the entrance to the the British communique On the El Agheila battleground where Rommels forces are await ing a blow from the British Eighth Allied planes raided concen trations of Axis trucks and other it was The Ofilia landing about 90 miles west of El was successfully attacked by Allied but no indication was given asto the strength Axis J The noise didnt seem It sounded more like the poppoppop of Roman candles during the Fourth of The San Francisco crept into the shortly before dawn almost daylight came and theNavy announce ment the hero ships arrival from the the waterfront was jammed with cheering Mayor Angelo Rossi ordered flags flpwn throughout the He set next Wednesday as the date for a giant official welcome in Civic The Navy per mitted a radio broadcast from the decks of the ship at which officers and members of the crew were Vice Admiral John Willis commander of the Western Sea added his The cruiser that licked battle ship was home and the town went The vessel was the flagship of a task force which sailed out to op pose a Japanese armada attempt ing to land reinforcements on It led the American ships between two groups of Jap anese fighting both of which outweighed the task force in numbers and fire The San Francisco alone de stroyed a cruiser and a destroyer and so crippled a battleship that other American forces later sank Washington announced that 23 Japanese ships weresunk and seven damaged in the The ships sunk were the three heavy cruisers and four car go Announced American losses were two light and six destroyers and 13 or 14 ships BATTLE FOR ELBOW OF IDE DON BY MM AGAIN But Bad Weather Hampers RAFs Operations iff Ba weather over the continent partial y thwarted the RAFs third attack of the week on northern Italy las night but did not prevent a smal number of bombers from reaching their objective and dropping an other load of explosives on battere it was announced Three bombers were reportec ost on the the results o vhich could not be fully assessed because of cloud l works and other industries vas heavily bombed aril Wednesday Reports from theEnglish south coast saying that the roar of west bound was audible for mon han an hour last evening made 1 clear that a large force had set 6u n the long jaunt across the Alp the raiders were said to havf encountered almost unbelievably bad weather immediately after crossing the Dense clouds banks our miles thick forced the o a high where they en intense cold which coat ed their wings with a dangerously heavy load of Of the bombers which got through o the a few were said to have found gaps In the clouds hrough which they nosed down to oose their The announcement of the raids ere preceded by radio reports rom Vichy and Berne that uniden ified planes had dropped bombs on rench and Swiss soil during the Vichy said that aircraft believed o be British had bombed the town f close to the Italian bor er and about 95 miles from lilling three The Swiss government declared hat foreign planes had dropped in endaries on Sins and Canton Ar ovie in northeast Switzerland amaging several and Iso at Canton Valais in western witzerland near the French bor starting a forest Some German aerial activity was night over oastal areas in northeast vhere bombs fell at several raids apparently were not on large TO KEMOVE SHACKLES LONDON 12 nd Canada are due to strike the hackles from German and Italian risoners of war three days n advance of the date proposed y Switzerland mediating neutral n the dispute betwen Britain and The foreign office stated Wed esday that the shackling would be nded today and Canada made a milar promise but announcement lat the action had been taken was et to The German answer still was not The Berlin radio said yesterday hat the Swiss note was receiving ympathetic PLANE OUTPUT HALTED 12 on was stopped twice yesterday n the Boeing aircraft plants in irhat Boeing Jphn on termed in a sitdown The workers stopped for about vo hours in one plant and for 45 in The stops came aftetrepqrts that IB War Labor Board did not iri end allow wage increases lor west coast aircraft here Is no dispute between the eronautical Mechanics Union AFL and 1 Axis Hurls Repeated Attacks Against Reds On East Bank Of The Fiver ALL ASSAULTS REPULSED By THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS 12 the third battle for the elbow of the Don River west of Stalingrad appeared to be under way today with Axis forces launching repeated attacks on east bank ofthe river but Russian advices from the front said that the Red army was repulsing all The Russians declared their own advance continued on sectors of both the Stalingrad and central including a point west of Rzhev where they forced a water crossing and captured enemy front line trenches The Don Which the Ger mans occupied last was re conquered by Soviet troops in a sweeping push that got under way in force The main German object now appeared to strike back in this sector to relieve garrisons a which the Russians are pounding In a campaign marked by swift Lurris and surprising maneuvers the Red army had pushed south from Serafirmovich and then turn ed east toward The Germans replied by attack ng westward from Stalingrad al though they continued to hold the siege before the city against vicious assaults by Red Army troops with n the factory area and on the iouthern Despite the repeated counter ittacks of the Germans on the Don the Russians said that they held them still confined to the east i Red Battery Isolated the Communist party reported that a bat talion of German with 28 tanks in the and isolated one Red Russian batteries came into play arid smashed 23 of the killed 300 of the attack and forced the attackers to Pravda Inside in the south ern area of the Red Star said Soviet troops drove the enemy off two occupied six pillbox posi tions and killed manyNazi troops to RUSSIANS Page 2 Steadily Reinforced Axis Army Faces Allies Hard And Bloody Battle For Tunisia Expected JAILED FOR DEN YIN Indictment Charges He Wa When He Asked To Be Made A Citizen HITS ALLTIME PEAK 12 on the great lakes hits an alltime high during was indicated today as the shipping season on the great inland waterway system drew rapidly toward a While the use of every available freighter to carry iron ore from the rich Mesaba range of the Lake Superior region to the great steel mills of the eastern United States was reflected by a downward trend in shipping at a Canadian ports such as Owen Sound and other centers in this country re ported recordbreaking Traffic through the worlds busi est Marys Falls Canal on the Marys river be tween Lake Superior and Lake the record total of tons by the end of exceeding the entire year of 1941 by At Windsor it was estimated that tons of iron ore and other cargoes had passed through the Detroit river between Lake Erie and Lake exceeding the figures for all previous Port Colborne and the lakehead center of Port Arthur all reported heavy increases in ship ping Wheat shipments passing through Port Arthur and Fort William were particularly heavy in the latter part of the sea son with bushels leaving the head of the lakes on a single While there may be some move ment of traffic in the lower lakes for some days 15 is expected to see the finish of interlake ship ping for the 195 RESCUED 12 tiny Canadian on submarine patrol in the has rescued he 195 survivors of a torpedoed Canadian merchantman on the was and landed them safely at a Atlantic Fiftynine including 36 women and 14 and 136 crew entire ships taken from life oats on a moonlit sea and crowded into the corvette which was built to accommodate only The identity of the ship was Her skipper said she sank rapidly after being attacked at duskby a KNOWN AS LEFT WINGER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS State Sen ator Stanley Nowak of 39 yearold Polishborn veteran of tw terms in the legislature who wa elected a third term last Novem faced a charge today of violat ing the naturalization Indicted by a federal grand jury Senator a wa accused of falsely at th time of his request for naturaliza tion in that he was not affili ated with any organization whose principles teach the overthrow o organized The asked by Assist ant District Attorney John W Babcock and returned yesterday in the court of Federal Judge Edward alleges that Nowak was a member of the Communist Party of America when he asked to be made a Senator Nowak also was de scribed in the indictment as one o the organizers ot the Communis Party of America in The Nowak indictment was com pared by District Attorney John C Lehr to the deportation case against against Harry Bridges west coast CIO for allege former Communist connections Lehr said the principle in each in stance is whether the Communisi Party taught disbelief in organ ized Federal men arrested Nowak lasi night and he was held incommuni cado In the legislature Nowak ha been known as a left He has identified with labor or ganizations for several years and is at this time an organizer for KersTJnibh in Detroit When the Communist Party tick etwas removed from the Michigan ballot in 1941 as a minority party with an insufficient following Nowak was a leader in the figh against the He charged i was a violation of civil Turn to NOWAK Page 6 FIRS 18YEAR E Twentyrseven young men regist ered for selective service here yes terday under the presidential p clamation requiring the registra ion of all those who have become years old since the fifth registra ion June All men who were born on or after July but not after August must come to the draft board office in he Adrian West Maumee before December Be ginning December men who were born on or after Septemr ber but not after October must The eriod for this group will end De cember The registration is be ng conducted by the regular ployees of the selective service of They reported today that a rush of registrants was not evi dent 2 DDS IN BLAST KINGS 12 Two men were killed and three vere i separator and corning mill at the tings Powder late Coroner Herschel Williams of Warren county identified the dead as Hugh if South Lebanon arid Henry Hacker of Kings Turner of Kings was outside the separator when itexploded and a piece of debris ignited his powdersprinkled severe The blast was felt in Washington from his communitynear DATES OF EXPIRATION FOR FUEL OIL RATION COUPONS EXTENDED NEW dates of expirationof fuel oil ra ion coupons numbered one and wo have been extended one week the Off of Price Adminis tration announced here Coupon Number originally due to expire has been ex tended to while coupon Number originally due to be void will be good until Each of these coupons entitles the holder to 10 The pe riods during which they may be used to purchase fuel oil the coupon having become usable This was done to prevent last minute rushes to use expiring followed by first day rushes to obtain more fuel the OPA The overlapping will make it possible to handle deliveries of the oil without too much spokesman 3 DEE IN CRASH Three men were reported killed and two or threeothers injured in the crash of an army bomber near 22 miles northeast of last night The plane was one of three ships preparing to land Tulsa municipal air the dead and injured men au i LOADED POP SHIP HITS MINE Aboard Her Only 4 Lost As Ship Sinks In South Pacific By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS former President operating as an army transport fully loaded with approximately hit mine and sank in the South th2 navy an nounced with a loss of only four Prompt and efficient rescue ef forts were credited with holding casualties to so small a the navy The navy announcement did not disclose in what area of the south Pacific the vessel was operating at the time and said merely that it was on a war mis The names of those lost were not but it was stated that the survivors included Henry Nel San the master of the President This was the tenth transport an nounced by the navy as having een sunk by enemy FIT ATEL JGHEIU Cautious Probing Of Hfs Lines Indicates He May Be Re tiring Toward Tripoli By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS with a steadily ar my of the Allies faced a hard and bloody struggle today in the battle for Tunisia but the first cautious probing of the enemys newlyestablislied line at El Aghei la in Libyaraised the possibility that Rommel may not make a stand The Germans and Italians were pouring airborne reinforcements into Tunisia to bolster forces al ready holding the advantage of oc cupying a compact area and dispatches from that North African front showed plain ly that the Allies ivere in for a bitter struggle to win Tunis and Offsetting the Axis advantage somewhat was the growing Allied air might in Tunisia and the en tire Mediterranean as em phasized by the onetwo punches yesterday in new and devastating raids by American bombers upon Naples and by another attack of homebased British bombers last night The Tunisian picture was bal by the British Middle East announcement today that the related battle for Libya devel opments are proceeding according to plan without interference from the Some quarters in London sug gested this meant Rommel might iave been outmaneuvered at El Agheila while taking a more cautious conjectured that he might have left just a screen of token forces along the 40mile defile there while with drawing the bulk of his forces toward Growing Axis nervousness and reports that British patrols had penetrated as deep as two miles within enemy lines between the Gulf of Sirte and the El Agheila salt depression lent support to the Rommel nad decided agamstastand Gathers Forces con tinued to gather his forces in the muddy hills and the spokes man was optimistic that an over vhelming allied striking force would be in position to push the Germans back to the sea in due The enemy has been able get appreciable men and mater als from he Anderson cannot commit himself to a major battle until he is cer 12 was reliably reported today that Gov ernorelect Harry Kelly plans to delay the appointment of a budget director for several and possibly until near the end of the forthcoming legislative A member of Kellys official fam ly who asked that he not be quot ed directly said Kelly and his fact inding committee now drafting he state budget virtually had office n the hands of the for several The having conduct ed budget hearings from the vill be available to offer Kelly any inancial advice necessary which le might not want to accept from who was an administra ive assistant to Leo the ormer Democratic budget direc clerk of the Republican dominated Senate finance commit ee for several generally las the confidence of the fact inders and the legislative appro riations it was as Kelly was represented as desir ng to select an outstanding budget lirector and to be taking his time n choosing from a list of suggest ed The factfinders disclosed today hey would call a number of de mrtment heads before them next nt veek for questioning regarding wilch once Butted eastward ertain requested A e from the The list included the chiefs of tain of A Reuters dispatch from the Tunisian front estimated that 000 Germans and Italians vere now in Ten or 12 German transport planes are arriv ng with troops every it was There were no clarifying reports m the situation in the Mateur Tebourba but the allied sal he liquor control so ial security department of abor and state onservation public ervice health depart crippled children orporation and securities commis corrections and tate The committee will resume its earings towns had The allied line now was almost the spokesman and there appar ently had been a withdrawal in the Tebourba Many observers in how believed that the territory between Tebourba and Medjez El a distance of about 20 now was a no mans The Vichy radio reported early today that German forces were maintaining their pressure against allied positions southwest of Te o a own HOBOES TO HAVE LACE TO SeTMEDITERRANEAN Page N O LD AGE Dec 12 who says hes still king of rie announced with pride oday that his boys were going to ave a place to rest their bones vhsn they get Its a snug little 10 acres in Bre ard a few miles own the road from effs Ed kicked in the deeding it to the loboes of and effs going to raise the money to evelop So now were he This place is going to e for old men who have lost an rm or leg or something like that good Its not going o be a bums Its going to e just the same like the Mooses r the Elks got their Jeff said the money would be aised and that when he land was developed there would e cabins not with eal beds in and all leading central first dont want people to think s something to be ashamed e and my cousin nd old Jacob Coxey of Mas will be the in town visiting aid he was a minute man now and ad sold about worth of ar as the secretary of the reasury well I still sell azor he Its of a out Im my mm hncc War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS hurl strong one two aerial fighting heavy clouds to blast Turin again by night AngloAmerican force from Egypt fire port of Na blasting merchant Rome admits heavy damage and casualties at Naples and claims ten American crew of downed taken hold straight line in muddy hills before Tunis and Bizerte after crushing strong German drive toward Medjez El 35 miles southwest of Allied headquarters weather slows gather ing overwhelming striking force in due time to blast out report air raids on holedup Axis forces at El Ag heila with land action proceeding according to Rome claims British armored car attack re report third big battle for Don river elbow west of Staligrad with Nazi counterat tacks repulsed and 4day bag of German transport planes reaching 133 claim further advance west of Rzhev on central front with 800 of foe NEW GUINEA Allies repulse begin wiping out trapped Japs at Buna artil lery
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