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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Snow Wralher UetalU on Pan Toot DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 150 300 Of Cheese Among Items Sent For Hot Lunch Program MICHENER MAKES PROTEST Taking the village of Onsted as an Earl Michen er has protested against the ad ministration of the surplus food commodities program as ineffi unneces sary and wasteful on the part of government bureaus agencies arid and pointed out to Food Administrator Claude Wickard that conditions like those in Onsted must be Michener spoke in the House on the contradictory purposes of rationed food and surplus foods policies December 8 after he was told by Ray Onsted merchant and president of the board of that the Sur plus Foods Administration in Adrian delivered the following food supplies to the school for use in the school lunch program Novem ber 10 School Lunch Items Eighteen cases of four dozen cans each three boxes ot two weighing over 300 pounds three boxes of butter 50 pounds each Twelve cases of cans of pork and two dozen each and three sacks of 100 pounds each Six sacks of 98 pounds each 50 sacks of graham 12 Vs pounds each Thirty bushels of sweet po tatoes besides ten cases of grape fruit six 46ounce cans each and 32 bushels of This is more butter than we could possibly use in a threeyear Turner The same is true as to and he is there a shortage of these foods Do these foods need rationing Is there a surplus of our Allies need these foods What is the anyway Most Is Returned A large part of the food was re turned to the warehouse Novem Turner The amounts were as follows 600 ESCAPED FRENCH SUB IN ALGIERS FLAMES TAKE LIVES OF 100 INSIVJOHNS 02 Injured As Fire Sweeps Service Mens Recreation Center And Hotel This French which escaped from the fleet scuttling at arrives at Algiers after a hazardous trip across the This pic ture was sent by radio to the graham pounds of white 300 pounds of dried 176 pounds of 90 pounds of pounds of sweet 480 cans of evaporated milk and 120 cans of grapefruit We kept the apples Turn er even though most of BE M TUESDAY Forms Filed So Far In Lenawee County By 9 oclock tomorrow night every landlord in Lenawee which includes all owners of rented living quarters from hotel owners to householders who rent a single must filed maximum rent ceiling forms at an Office of Price Administration office or face pos sible punishment of a maximum fine of or a years imprison Forms may be filed at the Len awee county office in the Masonic Temple at Adrian or mailed to the Toledo area office of the Malcolm Lenawee rent control said today that his office will remain open until 9 oclock tonight and tomor row night accommodate land lords who have not filed forms Blank forms may be obtained at Liriefian poinied to the 60 seven of them in the Detroit who have been charged with violating OPA rental regulations as proof that checks are being made on About forms have been filed at the Adrian office so far our children have them at homeland a large number are expected and we will pass them one to each pupil to eat with their We kept two bushels of the sweet potatoes and what we felt we could use of the other items in our hotlunch William chairman of the Lenawee social welfare com said today that applica tions from schools for surplus com modities are filed with the Lenawee welfare The commis sion signs the applications and turns them over to Cecil di rector of the WPA project in charge of the distribution of the In the case of the Onsted appli Ruesink the ap plication listed only the number of pupils in the schools without spe cifying what foods were The WPA workers took a full quota of all items available to the school and delivered them without first determining what the schools according to Rue At the time of the he school officials were not present to check the Sur plus commodities usually are ship ped here in carload Rue sink although at times trucks haul some products to Lenawee from Monroe and other nearby The warehouse is located on Henry Street just off North Main Hood said today that after he received the Onsted application he called the school by telephone and asked them what items were want He said that he understood the order to be everything you have He then made up the Onsted quota on the basis of 354 We took back all the items they didnt Hood I guess the trouble was they didnt realize much they could Frank superintendent ofthe Onsted said today that he didnt think there was any thing so bad about the Onstec that a mistake hac been made in the We made an application for some surplus he but all the while we were trying to get a requisition blank to find out what was While I was away someone called and wanted to know how many pupils we had in My secretary told The next day the big load was de The trouble was they didnt want to find out just what we More than three fourths of it was am in no sense commenting upon the advisability the school lunch program becausethat is an established fact at Mr Michener Surely no one will attempt to justify this reckless handing out of of which there Turn to MICHENER Page o be filed today and Linehan issued a reminder to all owners of lake cottages who rent their property that be filed under OPA Edwin Adrian attor has been appointed by Fred Wolf of OPA area to take charge of legal aspects that may arise in Lenavyee county over rent Commissioned Glenn Staup Completing pilots training yesterday at Brooks Glenn Staup ofBlissfield was commissioned as a Second Lieuten ant in the Air One of the largest classes in history graduated yesterday from the sev en aircorps training schools in the Texas gulf coast training Staup has trained as a pilot of a twin motor Hitler Barnes Netherlands Fuehrer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS has An oil burner in the basement of an apartment building 216 East Maumee Street owned by Gerald Fidler exploded at oclock last night but the explosion snuf fed out the fire in the heater pre venting what might have been a serious It was one of three still alarms answered over the week end by the Adrian fire de The chiefs truck answered the call to the East Maumee Street building in which several families live but found no The dam age was confined to the furnace it Residents said the explosion shook the entire Fire of an unknown origin start ed in the basement of the Hervey Bowerman residence at 140 East Hunt Street at oclock yesterday morning and damaged a small quantity of foodstuffs and household The firemen extinguished the fire which start ed in a pile of rubbish near the furnace with a 35 gallon tank of The third alarm came at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon from the George Oess residence at 714 Michigan Avenue a chimney burned out BULLETINS 14 American air forces in the South Pacific were reported by the navy today to be continuing their heavy bombardment of the new Japanese air base at Munda on New Georgia Island in the Central Speaker Bayburn said today con gressional leaders had agreed to convene the 78th Congress 6 and that President Roosevelt would deliver his message in person to a joint session of the Senate and House The President was Rayburn that the historic 77th Congress would adjourn Wednesday this or certainly not later than designated Anton ah ob scure Dutch Nazi Fuehrer of the Netherlanls peo ple in his New European order and Axis radios followed up the announcement with reports that powerless France under Marstal Petain is moving closer to cooper ation with these reports has agreed to Hitlers pro posal to raise a new French army capable of insuring the safety of France and her colonial At the same fighting French sources here Hitler has de manded French workers for labor in The elevation of the Dutch was announced by Arthur German commissioner for the Netherlands who obviously will continue to rule the Nazi par ty failed to make any spectacular headway even after the Germans occupied the will try to the extremely independ ent and outspoken Dutch peopleto the Nazi way of it is His tenure as fuehrer is expected to depend on his success in this Turn to NEW ORDER Page 3 LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE 1942 ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In North Dwight Eisen hower announced today that French fighter pilots in North Af rica were forming a LaFayette Es perpetuate the name of the famous organization of Amer ican volunteers who flew for France in the first World Thegroup will be equipped with American planes which will be serviced by American ground the announcement President Fears Reassessment Would Raise Cost Of Living President Roosevelt was reporte standing pat today in his dpposi tion to any change in farm parity price A Houseapproved proposal to boost parity levels by including th cost of all farm on the Sen ate calendar with the unanimou endorsement of the agriculture may be junked by midweek adjournment of Con Farm leaders they would reintroduce it in the new ses sion starling early next The President was reported to lave told some senators that he felt that reassessment of parity along the lines proposed woul raost price levels by 10 perscen and increase the cost of living at E time when every effort was beinj made to prevent Parity is a standard calculated tc equalize the ratio between a farm ers income from crops and his nee essary expenditures for manufac tured The parity controversy is on one of several which appear likely to be left hanging in the air i leaders succeed in forcing final ad journment One of the most discussed of thesi centers around a Houseapprovei measure authorizing a 000 increase in Ihe borrowing an lending authority of the Recon struction Finance Corporation which furnishes funds for program undertaken by several governmen Included among these i the Board of Economic Warfare headed by Vice President Wallace Inspired by testimony at a close session of the banking committe that the RFC had no recourse bu to make funds available when th BEW issued a Republi cans demanded an amendmen which would require prior RFC ap proval of expenditures before th BEW could embark on new pro LAZES CAUSE NOT KNOWN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS andpanic in the midst of an oldtime barn dance cost the ves of 100 merrymakers and in ured 102 others as a service mens and recreationcenter went p in flames Saturday night only 30 yards from the fire station on Johns main Like the Cocoanut Grove disas er in which claimednear 500 many were trampled o death in the rush for the exists nd the victims included service ien and It was believed hat there may have been Ameri ans among A of Columbus hostel or men in the armed the vooden structure was crowded rith 500 persons when fire roared hrough the building and burst rom the doors and windows in uge columns of flame that tow red in the authorities still were with mt knowledge today of the cause f the disaster but an eyewitness aid the fire seemed to do its dreadful work in 10 The terrified trying to orce their way out through the our exists of the piled up n tangled masses of Sixtynine of the dead had been dentified last night of the 41 un many were so burned as o be It was not how many women were lost and exact figures were not an nounced on the number of Cana dian army and air force per sonnel First word of the fire came to Johns residents shortly after 11 as they listened to music broadcast from the dance Music Stops amid the square dance several were hearc houting while others gruff y ordered them to keep The music stopped and then the microphone went Listeners who rushed outside their houses said they sould see sheets of flame streaming from the uilding and some heard the terri ied cries of those Some who escaped from the Laslminule efforts to compro mise this controversy were re ported to have met with the fla statement of Republican leader that the bill would not pass thi House leaders hoped to obta unanimous approval there today o a Senate bill authorizing the trans fer of certain United States prop erty in the Canal Zone to Panam and there was some hope that n stumbling blocks would be raise in the when it meets to to a revised House meas ure extending government contro over rents charged on commercia The Senate civil service com mittee was called into t attempt to work out stopgap leg islation by which at least aportio of the federal employes could ob tain pay POWDERED MEAT 14 food Lord indi cated today that powdered meat would become an item In the na tions wartime Most women have heard of dried eggs and powdered he said in a speech at They before the war is hear something about powdered Special to The Telegram a mee ing of the board of directors of th First State Savings Bank held Sa urday evening Ralph Moine Hudson elected a member o the board and then was electe president of the Moine succeeds his brothe Moine who died in Octobe He studied banking and commerc at Notre Dame University in Soli Bend and for four years was con nected with the American Tru Company in South Later h entered the employ of the Hudso State Savings Bank where for th last several years he had been sistant Moine assumes the pres dency immediately and Moine and their two daughterswi move Rornmel Retreating Again Allies Begin Shattering Air Attack In Tunisia Germans Slow Red Advance With Vicious being hostel said the fire began in the auditorium and dance hall while others asserted an explosion seemed come from the kitchen and then whole building was engulfed bj From Boston word came thai Mayor Tobin had offered assistance to sorelytried medical facilities at He offered to rush supplies of blood plasma by plane to treat badlyinjured and also offered the services of Charles Lund Boston city hospital ex pert on burns who treated victims of the night club No inflammable paper decora tions were used ordinarily in the hostel but it was not known defi nitely whether special Christmas streamers may have been strung in the auditorium and dance hall for Saturdays Besides being a recreation the hostel had roomy dormitories upstairs for the homeless service blackened and cov ered with the iron beds that stood there were the only concrete proofs today that a hostel once stood on the charred doublebarrelled Russian offensive on the Stalingrad and central fronts appeared to be approaching a deadlock today with the Germans unable to get a sustained counter off ensive but still slowing the Red armys progress with vi cious and repeated Since the Russian offensive started 19 on the Stalingrad ront and six days later on the central front no important German progress has been reported in the effort to restore Nazi With winter develop military observers believed the chances were increasing for the Pled army to deal heavy new blows jefore the Germans could escape their present difficulties between he Don and Volga rivers west of Stalingrad and around The Red army now has massed artillery along its newlywon lines and is battering enemy concentra tions south and west of Stalingrad and keeping up a protective fire northwest of the city while the Russians consolidate their The who were caught unprepared a year ago by an un usually severe had better luck this The winter has been mild so permitting them to keep their tanks in Although the first shows have fall they have left only a thin coat and clogging drifts have not yet Therexare no that the enemy had been able to im prove his position between the Don and the Volga since the start of the Red army Launch Powerful Attack Despite the loss of men in their siege of Stalingrad and more in the Stalingrad area during the Russian offensive figures announced officially by the Germans ewre able to launch a powerful attack with considerable forces south the city a communique The Russians reported that this attack and three subsequent count erattacks were thrown back with the losing some 900 of ficers A special week end communique said that had been killed and captured since the start of the Stalingrad and cen tral front offensives less than a month The Red army added 400 more Germans to this toll west of Rzhev n the central front yesterday in epulsing three he midnight communique report In the region of Velikie here the Russians have advanced o within 90 miles of the Latvian an enemy battalion suc eeded in pushing back advanced lussian but was surrounded ater and now faces the lussians On other sectors of the central the communique Rus an forces were consolidating new won positions and undertaking ome offensive Fighting still continued in the actory area of Stalingrad and So iet assault detachments were re orted to have dislodged the Ger mans from 11 blockhouses and sev ral killing 180 officers and On the southern outskirts of the the communique the Russians broke into the first and econd line trenches held by the The midnight communique gave no report on the progress of the ighting far to the west of the city n the Don river bend and along he two railroads leading west rom Northwest of the Russian troops captured several mportant strategic heights and illed 400 the communi que This is the arm of he Stalingrad offensive which was reported to have been driven be hind perhaps Germans be ween the Don and the AT LEAST War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LIBYA Axis troops retreat westward after being routed by British eighth army from heavily fortified El Agheila British communique says cost of allied ad vance Newest drive penetrates deeper into Libya than British forces ever before Allies blast at Axis supply lines to Africa in widespread aerial striking harbors at and Tunis and Saturday and following up with raids against Sousse and Bizerte Tenblock area of Tunis waterfront set ablaze direct hits scored on warehouses and supply claim more than Nazis killed and cap tured since start of twin Russian offensives on Moscow and Stalin grad fronts in addition to earlier German losses of at Stalin Russian gains least one of 11 Jap destroyers sunk and four to seven others damaged as enemyseeks to reinforce troops on Action brings total to 141 Jap ships probably sunk and damaged in Guadalcanal Allied forces pound enemy positions in Allies Strike Blows All Along Pacific Battlefront Fate of a damaged Japanese de stroyer task force which sought to strengthen Japans isolated hold in northwestern Guadalcanal islanc remained hidden today in the wak of a flurry of Allied offensive blows all along Pacific battle At least one of 11 enemy destroy ers was taking uncountec hundreds to a watery ant from four to seven others wer known to have been hard hit by American seatand sky But whether they weathered the twoday storm of blows late las week and reached their beleaguerec Solomons outpost with supplies an troops was not stated in the Sun day navy communique which told of other American attacks in the southwestern scene as well a a sky stab in the winterlocket north In the Buna area of New Guinea the were on the receiv ing end as Allied forces poured a torrent of artillery and mota shells into enemy Alliec Tufn to PACIFIC Page 9 Buna area of New Guinea with artillery and mortar with support from Flying Fortresses drop pounds of bombs on Jap airfield at Munda in Three army bomb ers blast already damaged Jap bomb andstrafe shore instal Jations t RETAIL STORES SELL 25 MILLIONS IN BONDS IN LAST FIVE MONTH More than worth o war savings bonds and stamps hav been sold through the retail store of Michigan from July 1 to No vember according t word received by Norman Wai retail chairman for Lenawe Reports for November are in but the total to date wi exceed Walpe This is against a state re tailers quota of for th year ending May However Michigans retailers were not or ganized until so we hav averaged about a month thus By the end of Decembe the total should exceed and the years quota should b reached before May Every merchant is asksd to in vite every customer to invest part of his her change in war stamp and and refeiilers through out from barber shops t giant department stores are doin remarkable work in selling th stamps and bonds and thus helpin to provide the funds needed to f nance the AUCTIONS Auction Bliss Al Mir SEEK TO FORCE AXIS E WORKERS WILL ill Jnion Official Denounces WLB Wage Order 14 criticizing a War Labor Board order establishing maximum wages for die workers in six Michi hourly in jobbing and in Tlianu aeturing Jay president the Society of Tool and Die Craftsmen of to day predicted a nationwide work toppage among the societys 000 members unless the WLB re vises its Griffin saidhe had read the VLB order to the final convention session of the independent STDCA here yesterday and that the 175 delegates unanimously joined in denouncing They almost blew the roof I feel he that ts enforcement will result in a complete stoppage of work by our He said the only possibility of selling them on the idea of accept ing the new rates would be a prom ise by the government that post war contracts would be frozen to prewar Turn to WLB Page 3 President Orders Montgomery Ward To Sign CIO Pact 14 IP President Roosevelt directed Montgomery Ward Satur day to comply withough further delay with the War Labor ruling that it sign a CIO contract embodying a clause for mainten ance of union It was the second time the Pres ident had ordered the company to accept the boards The first time he acted after the com pany had objected to the union security clause and said would comply only incase the President himself ordered the company to do i Sought Clause After the Presidents first order the company sought to insert in the order a clause contending the maintenance of membership was illegal and that it was signing with the union under The board objected to the duress clausebut said the company could include a provision that it was signing under This the company held but again agreed to obey without the duress clause if the President commander in chief in time of war directed that it do Orders No Further Delay The Presidents order today was conveyed to Sewell presi dent of the big Chicago mail order in a telegram signed by Stephen secretary to the which said For your information the Presi dent has signed the following let ter which is being sent to you spe cial air this date lo Indications Whether Enemy Will Make A Stand Short Of Tripoli By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS in re treat under punishing air Rommels Africa Corps raced across Libya today before the British eighth army while in Tunisia the Allies loosed a shattering air as sault the Germans and Italians in a coordinated campaign to squeeze the Axis from its North African The enemy Is retreating relentlessly pursued by lead ing elements of our British Middle East headquarters an nounced in Cairo after General Sir Bernard Montgomerys supported by American and RAF blasted the foe from his strong El Agheila position on Rommels resumed flight towards the doubtful shelter of 400 miles from El followed a threeweek breathing spell in the eighth armys pursuit which start ed more than 700 miles farther back at El Alameiit in on six days after Montgomery launched his attack Latest word from Cairo said at noon today the Africa corps still was in full retreat after pulling out from El Agheila without a fight and that there were no indications when or if the enemy wouldmake a stand of A large share of praise went to the American fighter group based in the Middle East for a thunder ing aerial assault in which 300 fighterbombers were used to blaze the way for the eighth armys re newed Smash at Enemy One account from the Libyan front said the Americans and the RAF hit the Germans and Italian with a dawntodusk fighterbomb er assault unequalled heretofore onany front One dispatch fromthe front said the Sunday attacks registered a record number of sorties for fight er bombers in any theater of war Some 300 fighterbombers took off with orders to stalk the German vehicles of thinskinned They found their quarry and be fore noon the line of retreat was dotted with flaming and burned out Nazi For these assaults American made Kittyhawks and British Spit fires were A frontline account reaching Cairo said at noon the enemy retreat was in full swing and that no engagement had devel oped up to that in London ex pressed the opinion Rommell fell back without really making the stubborn fight which had been ex pected since he pulled up in El Agheilas natural defenses after more than 700 miles across North Africa from El Ala mein in The official announcement that he Africa coprs was retreating vestward toward its main Libyan was interpreted as learly indicating the eighth army had gone through Rommels main ortified positions between the gulf of Sirte and the salt sinks to the As commander in chief in time of I hereby direct Montgom ery Ward to without further with the National War Labor boards directive order of truly The irregular Axis line ran from El on the coast east of El 20 miles southeast to Bel thence 40 miles southwest to a point 30 miles south of El Agheila and then another 40 miles due south to Sought to Avert Disaster Military informants in London said it was probable that Rommel came to the conclusion he was in for a beating if he stayed at El so he just pulled to head off certain This is the first time in this war that a great German army has found itself faced by equal and what happens one military source The German army pulls out without a Rommel quit the most defensible position left to him east of it was pointed and it was like ly that the Germans and Italians would fight strongrear guard ac tion until they get to that Some quarters believed the Axis might make a stand at an basis position protected by salt marshes some 300 miles from El There Rommel would have a shortened supply line to but on the other each mile he retreats brings nearer a junction of the eighth array and Allied forces in Montgomery will be aided con siderably in his renewed pursuit by the of Bengasi and Tobruk harbors to land supplies at his Although both these ports were littered with wrecks of Axis military sources said there was evidence that they were in opera tion immediately after the British moved with the navy unload ing stuff almost before the last Germans got 33   

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