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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 15, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEG RAM Light Snow Colder Tomorrow OYrathrr IMalls on Page Twtti DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 ALLIED TROOPS TAKE BUNA VILLAGE Swarms Of Allied Planes Pound Axis North Africa Lines Axis AirPower Totally Unable To Prevent Devastating Air Operations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of Allied battering at the shrinking Axis footholds in North Africa from both east and again appeared to be the turn of battle there today as Rom mels fordes streamed westward in Libya before the British Eighth Dispatches from the Tunisian and Libyan battle areas told of devas tating aerial blows falling both up on Rommels weary fighters and the chief Axis concentrations in One hundred American P40 fighter planes specially fitted to carry bombs were flying wing to wing with Australian and Bglish aircraft in an effort to make the newest stretch of Rommels retreat another trail of smashed abandoned troops and firegutted Allied an offi cial British announcement were operating on an unprecedent ed scale and Axis air power was reported totally ineffective in pre venting these The exact location of Rommels backtracking forces was not but the military corre spondent of the London Daily Mail estimated that advance British forces already had passed the Mar ble Ach airfield 40 miles west of El Approximately 300 Allied planes were said to be smashing at the German and Italian columns head ing for the only important bastion of Mussolinis African em pire still in his Pound Supply Ports In where heavy rain had turned roads into strips of mud and liampered ground the Army Air Forces for the sec ond day laced the Axis supply ports along the eastern coast with de structive loads of explosive and in cendiary bombs Flying Fortresses attacked docks and ships at the formidable Bizerte naval base and at shooting down three Messerschmitts which attempted to frustrate the Medium bombers were sent to rake the docks of south of Fighterbombers raided the rail way yards at still farther and started apparently among gasoline tank The flames were visible for 40 miles Other fighter planes blew up a railroad locomotive with their can non s The same points had been sub jected to destructive atack from the air There were only meager reports of the land fighting in A communique from Allied headquar 1ers in North Africa yesterday said that a German motor column northeast of Medjez El Bab had been smashed by American and British guns and French reports told of the destruction of an Axis troop train by French guerrillas between Sfax and Other French troops were reported to have captured an Italian armored including two near Faid in central Reds Battle Fierce Nazi Attacks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red army fought on all fronts today to repulse a series ofbitter German counterattacks and exacted a heavy the Soviet midday com munique Most violent fighting was report ed southwest of Stalingrad where on one sector at least 600 Germans were reported killed after four waves of and on another sector where the Russians said 500 were slain and a vast quantity of military stores was They were described as probably the strongest counterattacks by the Germans since the Russians began their winter West of Rzhev the Germans rushed in new reserves and launch ed a wave of attacks but the Rus sians said they sent their foe reel1 ing back six killing about Despite the continuing bitter ness of the struggle in and around workmen protected by the guns of the Red army have re paired almost four miles of rail way trackage in the Stalingrad dis trict and trains have been able to move over them for the first a dispatch to the govern ment said The counterattacks southwest of Stalingrad were a continuation of the German push that caused a Soviet setback The Germans attempted by sheer weight of bolstered by reserves brought up three days to overwhelm the Red army holding its positions before a popu lated Red Army Braces Over night the Bed arjny and continued at the with the enemy death toll swelling to more than The Axis forces were reported employing numerous tanks as a help to their No new place names have been mentioned lately in dispatches but the last time fixed directions were mentioned the Russians were mov ing down the Tikhoretsk railway toward Turn to RUSSIANS Page 9 He Throws Rock Through Window To Get in Jail Joe 48 years of who was releas ed from the county jail Friday af ternoon after serving 30 days for disorderly plus 18 days because he didnt like the is back in jail again after three days of Joe was arrest ed by Morenci officers and booked at the jail at yesterday after noon after he had thrown a rock through a plate glass window in a Morenci Sheriffs officers believe that Joe tried the weather for a cou ple of days and found it unsatis even in the clothes which Sheriff Roscoe Scott had donated to him In jail this Joe admitted that he had used a rock to break the He told officers that it was too cold to suit and he wanted to get back into He said that one resturarit gave him a cup of coffee which he didnt and an other gave him a boul of which he didnt like By this time he was getting pretty disgusted and decided to get back in The window cost to Joe is waiting but specific charges have not been brought against McCANDLESS AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL New Rental Regulations Issued 15 Strict new regulations requiring that war housing must be rented for at least four months to war work with the occupants then being entitled to were announced War either publicly or privately Is new con struction which is given war pri and its occupants must be war workers as defined by the War Production National Housing Agency and War Man power The new rules were set forth in a joint declaration of policy by Donald WPB chair and John Na tional Housing Nelson accompanied the state ment with a pledge that WPB would try to provide materials for approved housing de signed to get themaximum dwel ling space irom the limited mater ials as expeditiously as is consistent with all other ele ments of the war The new in addition 10 the rentalsale sets forth that only material authorized by WPB may be used in building a War Housing Other material may not be regardless of how it may be ob the statement The agreement makes NHA re sponsible for developing war hous ing while WPB will al lot materials by calendar quarters to meet each NHA will inspect the projects to see that they conform to regula and WPB will enforce com plumbing and other utilities units will be and the major part of the entire program will continue to be one of temporary type Another clause provides that warbousing must be accessible to the industry it is intended to served AUCTIONS ITthT north or Lewis See on Market Auction northeast ot Bliss Al See on Afor ket northeast ot Deer Al Auct See on Market Admiral Ernest King eommanderin chief of the United reads the citation awarding Commander Bruce McCandless left the Congressional Medal of The ceremony was held aboard the San back at its home port of San Francisco after participating in a United States victory over the Japanese fleet in the South Commander McCandless directed the cruiser in the battle after his senior officers on the bridge were Countys Surplus Food Contract May Be Canceled Within 10 Days Lack Of Not Onsted Given As Reason For Action By Ruesink Distribution of surplus foods through theLenawee county social welfare board may end within a week or ten according to Wil liam chairman of the through the cancellation of a contract between the board and the slate welfare who with Arthur Allis and Harold other through hiils of Tennessee with the in fantry stood watch without flinch ing as the big artillery guns boomed at Camp McCoy in and marched with regiments in He is owned by Ar thur post chaplain at Camp who came to Milwaukee today to turn his constant compan ion the regional office of the dogs for defense Baltimore Transit Strike is Ended Nearly 500Baltimore Transit Com pany whose oneday strike cut trolley and bus opera tions by nearly a went back to work today on a War Labor Board promise that if the concern did not consider White House action might The AFLs Amalgamated Associ ation of Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees voted cessation of the walkout last night after hearing an appeal by Waldo Holden War Board medi ator sent to Baltimore from Wash international union told the strikers he had been assured by the WLB that if work were resumed at once the company must comply with a WL1 order directing consideration ol grievances or face possible action by the White The union asserted failure to con sider grievances caused by the The which said opera tions had been reduced to 70 per cent of normal by the walkout yes terday at 4 a reported 476 men More than 500 at tended the union to the big wa p duction centers at Sparrows Point and Curtis Bay were hardest but factory officials said outpul was not seriously Canine Veteran Joins the Army 15 FourycaroM Fritz von Troll who rew up with the army is going in to active He enters the armed forces offi cially today to become one of the armys dogs for defense with a background that makes him unique among the canines selected for that Are a pedigreed Doberman reasonsfor cancellation before the state said thai a lack of help made it impossible to con tinue the Seven or eight people been employed to take care of the surplus foods as they are shipped into and processed for The shortage of labor to lake care of surplus foods properly is Ihe main reason why we will ask to cancel the Rue sink We also did not feel right about distributing this food when we know that there is n shortage because of the The cancellation of the contracl has no conneclion with the deliv ery of an excess quanlily of sur plus foods al the Onsted schools for hot lunch projects November Ruesink In Earl Michener protested against the bungling and inefficiency that characterized the Onsted Lenawee officials explained that the Onsled case was an error in ordering and More than threefourths of the food delivered at Onsted was Ray Onsled merchant and president of the school said today that when he first called the matter of surplus foods to Micheners attention that he was opposed to the entire poli cy rather than the particular er ror made in the delivery at On We dont think is he to distribule surplus foods on a gratis basis when actual food shortages exist as they do at Turn to Page 9 Says Britain Had Only 100 Tanks On July 1940 15 Minister Churchill told the House of Commons today that the British army had only 100 tanks on July 1940 to face the threat of a German invasion after the fall of Even these the prime min ister were of a type found in the battle France to be too weak to stand up against German antitank r The invasionof this country was expected if not in the autumn of at any rate in the sprini of 1941 or even he Churchill made these disclo sures in a statement on the value of the present British heavy tanks which bear his recalling that on he called a meet ing Id consider tank Earlier the prime minister in timated that Great Britain is de veloping important new air svea pons to combat Disclosing he had formed a battle of the Atlantic committee in 1941 under his own direction Churchill said In I felt that a new additional effort was needed on account of the ever more impor tant part which the air had begun to play in antiUboat warfare and complicated anc technical developments of all he he recon stituted the committee as an anti Uboat warfare committee with himself as More Than 158 Others Overcome In Hotel 15 fireman died from smoke and more than 158 others were overcome today in fighting a longsmoldering fire in the second subbasement of the 22story Wil liam Penn belween New York and As the flames were confined to none of the guests al though several hundred left their smokefilled rooms and bathrobes and gathered in the main where the smoke was There was no contrast ing with the panic that caused large loss of life at the hotel fire in Sun day night and the nightclub blaze in Boston two weeks Flames of unknown origin broke out about 11 oclock Eastern War Time last night in the basement room where such hotel furnishings as balec paper and bales of rug matting were Firemen said the chemically treated used under car pets on burned with intense heat and threw off acrid Some of the firemens gas masks Turn to FIRE Page 9 BULLETINS 15 OP The Navy announced today that American airforces in South Pacific had poured more bombs on the Japanese air base at Mumla on New Georgia Island on December the fifth day of such LOS 15 Western Airlines announced today that a passenger liner with more than20 occupants was missing on a flighthere from Salt Lake The craft took off at BIWT and was last reported 15 miles west over a station at Leo executive vice president ot the air search was being Jitsaid there was no radio contact with the Bombers Smash At New Jap Invasion Expeditions Foe Squeezed From 3 Sides Should Be Ready By Summer Smash At Axis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ican sea and land ac cording to all available should have by late next summer the weapons to begin a series of overwhelmingly powerful drives against the The will then en particularly in the probably will make most of the actions to date look like glorilied skirmishes by This picture of war in the mak ing comes from recent official dis closureson the production of giant aircraft carriers and battle ships and other formidable new weapons or improved of old Here are the high spots of those disclosures Bombing new bombers are on the way and may soon begin to show up in small numbers on the worlds fighting Henry Arn chief of army said in a speech Sunday that they would make the present Flying Fort resses look just like small Judged by usual standards of Arnolds revelation of the existence of these giants certainly was not made until they were ac tually in Assuming that longrange plans for quantity output were made long they should be reaching the battle zones in quantity six or eight months from Only last night the Fairchild Engine and Airplane announced development of a radical new tankcarrying cargo plane which also can transport supplies and troops to distant Aircraft last July three regular carriers and three carriers converted from cruisers which were still on the ways have been Formerly ittook a year launching date to put a carrier in commission but Ihis has probably been cut under the navy speedup by two to four Turn to WAR OUTLOOK Page 7 Wounded Major Chandler Bond Major Chandler Bond wasseri iusly wounded November 30 in ac ion in the southwest Pacific according to a War Department elegram received last evening by This morning Bond received a cablegram from ler husband stating that he was doing well but would not be able o write her until some time in The latest letters receivec here from Major or six veeks that he was in New UMW is Ready For Organization Of Rdjl Labor District themiscellaneous unit of John Lewiss UniteS Mine is ready for a largescale organizationof railway Ora district confirmed this today but insisted it was to meet a demand by the rail To my said Gasa there are thousands who by resolution and petition have asked this office for He said he did not know whether they be longed to the the the independent brotherhoods or were he will tell you the brotherhoods are a They tell me they havent rendered Therailroad men through out the countrywant one union af filiated with an organization that will help them stand up and fight their The United Mine Workers is a natural for We are the most natural setup there is in Hie coun try for They haul Asked about 15 historic thatshout ed a declaration of war against the Axis after death rained on Pearl began today a quickstep toward final Even as the lawmakers prepared toclose up the legislative halls to morrow or Thursday for a brief Christmas Capitol Hill lead ers made plans to convene the 78th Congress on President Rosevelt said he would deliver his messagein person to a joint HouseSenate session on Jan and members speculated he would review the course of the war and might discuss also the problems of reconstruction and his views on the Turn to CONGRESS Page 9 We dig the reports that the UMW was preparing to send 600 organizers into the railway labor Gasaway said if that was done it would be on a voluntary Cities in which he said the demand for organization by the UMW has been included Kan sas and The railway labor act stipulates that in collective the bargaining unit shall be a class or craft There are at least 23 different classes or crafts of A union may petition for a collective bar gaining election only as a crafl An official source conversant with the operation of the act said this would not necessarily preclude organization on an industrywide but the union would have to be subdivived for purposes of a col lectivebargaining felectibri Plan To Convene The January 6 78th JONES TO JOIN IN DRIVE FOR NEW HOUSTON 15 Secretary of Navy Knox an nounced today that he and Secre tary of Commerce Jesse Jones next Sunday for to join in the final meeting of a campaign to raise for a new cruiser named after that The meeting will be held Mon day night and Knox said that at tendance would be the main pur pose of his he will also participate n the launching of the destroyer escort vessels Keith and Moore SAYS WAR CANT BE RUN BY MASS MEETrNG 15 ions Secretary Clement Attlee de clared today that the formation ol supreme imperial war cabinet or supreme allied war council sounds nice and logical unfortunate it is completely You cannot conduct a war by means of a mass Attlee added in an address to the Royal Empire Society of It is impossible for responsible leaders to be continuously absent from their countries nor can they give plenary powers to someone to represent them in a supreme coun The assemblage of delegates ivho would have to report back very important questions to their governments would slow down the whole Attlee gave these statistics on armed men in the empire Canada and 450 ships air Australia air army a tremendous New Zealand overseas air force more than South Africa 1941 army 000 air force Newfoundland about man in every four be tween the ages of 20 and 40 ha volunteered to serve Southern Rhodesia European more than and in the ArmyNavy presentation E to the of an Brown Shipbuilding Company at Hous Knox did not say would He praised the city of Houston for what he called its patriotic en deavors resulting from the loss of the United States cruiser after the battle of the Java sea early in the Withdrawing from the battle the Houston simply disap peared somewhere in the vicinity of the island of Java and none of its crew has been heard from although the Japanese have indicated in radio propaganda broadcasts on two or three occas ions that some of the men had Knox said that while the Navy 3id not know what happened there belief that some of the men ac tually did The City of to make up for the loss of the first re cruited approximately men for the naval then asked that another cruiser be named for the city and finally set out to raise the which would be a sum equivalent to the cost of the new Knox said that while he did not know whether this entire sum had been raised pledged he knew that great progress had been made toward attaining that goal and Mondays meeting was the climact ic affair of the ASKED TO POST REWARD 15 Wayne county board of auditors was asked today to post a 5500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the knockout drops killer of Clyde former Fort lawyer found dead in a hotel room here Prosecutor William Dowling recommended that the reward be offered after weeks of investiga tion failed to turn up a clue beyond the statement of a young woman that redheaded wo man had placed knockout drops in McCoys soft The first who was re leased after said she did not know the identity second Heavy Fighting Still Rages About JapaneseHeld Buna Mission By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In jun gle supported by Austral stormed into Buna village yesterday and heavy fighting raged about the Japaneseheld Buna mission to the east today while al lied bombers smashed at new en emy invasion expeditions put a shore by a strong cruiser and de stroyer force at two points farther New Guinea The Americans slashed their way into the village five days after the capture of 12 miles to the northwest These were the main bases of the foothold established by the Japanese last July 23 in their closest thrust toward northeast War front dispatches reaching Melbourne said the allies were squeezing the Japanese from three sides on the central sector of the GonaBuna with Aus tralians pressing in from the Americans from the right and both Australians and Americans attack Ing through the center at Sanan anda Buna Despite the frightful cost in men and supplies inflicted upon the new Japanese landing a headquarters communique indicat ed some reinforcements were put ashore by the heavily protected convoy standing off the mouths of the Kumusi and Mambare some 20 and 40 north of In heavy bombing and strafing the enemys landing barges were sunk or the communique survivors at tempted to reach landing by swim ming suffering heavy Supplies were set Several hits and many near misses were made on the war Major Effort Parried The enemys air force inter vened an enemy bomber and two fighters being shot down and the remainder dis persed it is believed that the ma jor enemy effort was largely par The Melbourne Heralds corre spondent in New Guinea said that although a big proportion of the Japanese were believed slain be fore they reached the land ings in the Mambare and Kumusi estuaries means that the enemy has established an additional sector on the Papuan soldiers under full pack reported to have plunged into water coated with blaz ng oil and littered with wrecked and burning landing barges as the allied airmen drove home their as saults on the After being attacked by Libera tors and Flying Fortresses the cruiser and destroyerprotected Japanese vessels stood off the coast Sunday night and began landing operations under cover of dark Turn to NEW GUINEA Page 9 300 American and Axis army reported War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tattered forc es retreat westward under heavy pressure from British eighth supported by Allied 40 miles from collapsed El Agheila line expected to make new stand 85 miles farther ra dio reports Allied landing on north coast of Tunisia and subsequent operations against German supply lines in region of Claims force put in Allies declare German motor column smashed northeast of Medej El south west of Flying fortresses again batter docks and shipping at Tunis and Italians admit Naples bombed by Allied Former French naval commander says fleet virtually 100 per cent destroyed at troops take vil lage of Buna in New Guinea fight ing around Buna mission to Allied planes sweep north ward to intercept heavy force of Japanese destroyers and cruisers attempting to landtroops in Pa puan New Landing force from convoy of two Japanese cruis ers and three destroyers shattered at mouth of Kumusi 20 miles frtom army drives Nazis back six times in fresh German attacks west of German counterattacks below Stalingrad also
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