Adrian Daily Telegram, December 18, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram

December 18, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 18, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Weather on Pmje Two DECEMBER PRICE 3 TO BE HEX STEP All Motorists Must Have Tires Examined Before January 31 INSPECTORS ARE NAMED Now that nearly all automobile owners have been supplied with either their A or supplemental gas oline rationing cards by ra tioning the second phase of gasoline and rubber rationing has been explained by the It will be necessary for all auto mobile owners to have their tires inspected between now and Jan uary every holder af an A book must have his tires inspecled once during each 120 and at least 60 days Every B and C card holder must have his tires inspected every 60 and at least 30 days At the time of the car owner must present his inspection which he obtained at the time he to the inspector for Fortyone garages and service stations throughout the county have been certified as official in An inspector may charge a fee of 25 cents per car for in specting tires which have not been In 50 cents may be charged by the inspector for removing and replacing each tire when such service is necessary for inspection for removing and inspecting four tires on an the charge would be Inspection of tires on commer cial vehicles began November and tires on such vehicles roust oe inspected every 60 or every whichever is Recapping Procedure If tires are found to be worn or beyond the economical point ol the inspector will de mount the tire and inspect it care If found to be the inspector will complete the Certification by Inspector part of the provided the applicant is The vehicle owner should then complete the application and present it immed iately to the ration The board said yesterday thai any vehicle owner is eligible to receive the recapping whether his ration card is B or If a tire can not be made servic inspector must indicate this on the certification by inspector of the application Where inspection reveals a need for adjustment or replace the inspector is not permit ted to approve the vehicle for con tinued Approval will later be granted if the inspector finds the necessary repairs or ad justments have been satisfactorily Basis fur Rubber The board also explained that el igibility for tires is now determin ed on the oasis of the gasoline ra tion in accordance witn the schedule L 560 miles or less a month re capping service with passenger type if applicant has a recappable tire carcass other wise a Grade III New or used tube at applicants Turn to TIRE Page 2 Highways Reported Open In Most Parts Of State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigan residents dug out from one of the winters heaviest snow falls today as the from Ben ton Harbor to Marquette lay un der a blanket ranging to more than six inches at some Highways though hazardous in some areas because of ice were re ported open in most sections of the state and the state highway de partment announced at Lansing that no main roads were At least six counties reported more than six inches of with the heaviesthit including Eaton and Van Lansing had a snow dur ing a 24hour period ending this while Manistee and Ann Arbor reported five inches and Ludington and Clare each had a fourinch Muskegon had inches in the 12 hours ending at oclock this morning anc with inches in 24 hours had its seasons heaviest fairly ranged into the twenties through out most of the lower peninsula this morning and the weather bur in Detroit forecast only occa sional light snow during the rest of today and tonight TARGETS IN NORTHWEST GERMANY ARE BOMBED IS Roy al Air Force bombed targets in northwest Germany last night rin a raid from which 18 bombers are it was stated authorita tively The Germans reported they shot down 21 Low clouds were encountered over the it was and results of the bombings were not COOLIDGE SURVIVORS REACH RESCUE SHIP Students And Instructors vised To Stay In Class Until Called Already crowded with rescued an auxiliary naval vessel stands by to take on more survivors of the former liner President which sank in the South Pacific while in use as a troop All but four of men aboard were This photo is from an official Navy Of Rommels Crack Troops Trapped In Africa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 Vanguards of Britains eighth army were re ported today attacking the retreat ing enemy more than 100 miles airline west of El Agheila while other heavy elements stayed be hind to wipe out a trapped force containing perhaps of Rommels best desert fighters and half his The Axiss plight in North Africa was underscored by the flight of Rommel in western a whip lash American air assault on Axis bases in Tunisia and the probable sinking of three more Axis supply ships British submarines polic ing the enemys Mediterranean supply As measured by the road wind ing around the Gulf of Gen eral army probably dadvanced about 125 miles from the former Nazi line at El The Cairo communique said Brit ish forces were fighting enemy rear guards throughout yesterday be yond Zauta En Nofilia until had been an enemy air base site behind the The further Rommel pulled back his remaining the wider grew the gap between them and the pocketed elements which the British cut off in the Wadi Matra tin gulch Wednesday with a flank ing sweep through the Rommel apparently had abandoned those forces to fight their way out if possible rather than risk any more of the strength he is attempting to save by presumably to join the Axiss west ern armies for a last stand in The Italian communique said the British had failed to intercept Axis 6 SHOPPING DAYS LIFT ALSO 6 DAYS TO GIVE HOSIERY TO WAR EFFORT With only six more shopping days until lastminute shop pers are scurrying from one store to another desperately trying to decide what to buy for Aunt Til lie or for If you select a muchappreciated pair of by all means dont forget to tuck your wornout and discarded silk or nylon stockings in a bag and drop them in the receptacle for that purpose at any hosiery coun ter in the retail Uncle Sam needs old washed stockings badly and he needs them now Powder bags and other vital war materials are manufactured from salvaged silk and nylon and you can chalk up an other score to your patriotic ef forts if you will add a few pairs of discarded hose to any of the con tainers which have been placed at retail hosiery counters throughout the The first shipment to the gov ernments processing agency in New will be made soon after according to Arthur chairman of the Pickups are being arranged for the salvage slocks in the outlying towns of the TOTALS 3 12 Adrian was covered with the sea sons second heaviest snowfall to day after threeandonehalf inches of snow fell over asixhbuf period Beginning at 11 it snowed shortly after 5 oclock yesterday The seasons biggest snowfall was five andonehalf inches which fell the week end of November The snow served to keep the tempera tures yesterday fairly the 29idegrees and the 16 Last nights minimum was 14 One year ago the maximum tempera ture degreesandthemini 33 units moving but the German although insisting that the retreat was progressing according to acknowledged attempts by the British to harass it by constant flank Supply Ports Smashed Dispatches from Allied head quarters in Tunisia said that one of the most powerful forces of American bombers and fighters to take the air on that front had set devastating fires in the enemys Tunisian supply ports yesterday in the sixth day of a sustained aerial Participating in the raids were large numbers of Flying Fortress es and Douglas A20 light bomb escorted by swarms of P38 German to break raids were said to failed completely losses being confined to one fighter plane On the other hand five German fighters were reported shot by Flying Fort three others were re ported badly At Tunis the American raiders started large fires in the dock area and sank at least one Dam age was reported to docks at Bi zerte and to airdromes at Gabes and Sidi west of fires visible for 20 miles In addition to the five enemy planes shot down by the two other aircraft both Junkers88s were reported de it royed by American aerial patrol off the Tunisian News of yesterdays aerial as saults followed an Allied commun announcing that eight at tacks had been made on Bizerte ind Tunis since The bul letin reported more than four Axi planes destroyed in those opera s at a cost only one Allied Congressional C o m m i 11 ee Blames OPA For Condition A congressional committee blamed Office of Price Administration pol icies today for a threatened break down on the home The set up by the House last year to study the prob lems of small said in a preliminary report the nations sys tem of consumer goods distribution has been seriously undermined and weakened as a result of pol icies and a collapse which might gravely imperil the entire war ef fort appears inevitable unless these policies are speedily Part of the blame for existing the committee contin must be shared by the War Production Board and the Smaller War Plants Corporation operating under listed price squeezes and in equitable distribution of merchan dise as two factors which could and should be adjusted by OPA and The committee complained of un necessary reports and complexity and multiplicity of regulations un der which business must commenting that while certain ad ministrative regulations are a nec essary the present situation is one of bureaucracy run Unless this fac tor alone will close tile doors of thousands of businesses which might otherwise remain And what is said here about un necessary governmental red tape in the field of distribution of course applies equally to the report Destruction Of Business Unless the conditions complained of are the committee said it would recommend at the next session of Congresslegislation to compel their correction in order to avert the destruction of independ ent small business with the middle class of this In a section deyoted to price the committee said oper ating margins between replacement costs and ceiling prices are too thin to permit of continued operations except at a in some instances trouble the replacement costs being higher than current There was little news of land op erations on Tunisian yesterdays Allied communique re ip patrol capturedmore1 than a score of prisoners in the southern In the campaign appeared to be moving at a fasl with the Eighth Army maul ing large German artil lery and armored units trapped alongthe coast near Wadi Matra about 65 miles west of The London News Chronicle said reports from Cairo indicated tha about of Rommels best were in the Allied along with perhaps half of his remainin While the Eighth Army foughi to destroy these encircled forces Allied planes stabbed ceaselessly at Rommels retreating forces farther Heavy attacks were reported on Axis airfields in Tripolitania in eluding 25 miles west ot and Castel 15 miles south of News Scarce Pelley Conviction Affirmed by Court 13 Cir cuit Court of Appeals affirmed th conviction of William Dudley Pel founder of the Silver Shirts of and two codefendants jn the first sedition case of the war The court denied the technical arguments of the defense and held In time o when success depends on unified national effort abiding loyalty and unremitting one who broadcasts falsely as misstatement of the countrys failurt in asserts is destitute of is that ithas prejudiced and incompetent leader ship and extols the virtues of the cannot successfully chal lenge the verdict of a jury which found him OF ISPREPARING National manpower and education al leaders today advised students and instructors to stay in class un til called to fight as the grim strains of martial music rose to drown out that old college song on he nations A joint educationalmilitary train ng program soon will place an es timated fighting men in some 350 colleges and uni tuition paid by armed forces and their lessons to e tested later perhaps on distant Under the many who would have been college students in peacetime will drill for special war assignments and Francis American Council on Education stressed that the spe cialized yes terday by War Secretary Stimson and Navy Secretary be put into effect only by an official military and will draw most of ts war students from enlisted Others to be transferred from Reserve Officers Training Corps will be notified he Meantime the ROTC and other col lege training programs will con tinue Sounding the same stand pat War Manpower Chief Paul said draft boards had been notified to defer most college engi physics and bacteriology students and instruc He urged students to remain in college until called and advised others in the 18to19year class to enroll President George Zook expressed the belief that the mili tary march into the school system would be limited to the length of the f The new program seemed to intensify the wartime tempo of the once carefree collegi ate In uniform an3 under military the men will eat and work in segre gated units at the They probably will not participate in school athletic except as military units in intramural events the pre fiight Turn to SCHOOLS Page 2 TO STEAL DRAFT 18 Lansing both formerly em ployed at Selective Service head quarters in that were indict ed by a federal grand jury here yesterday as conspirators in an al leged scheme involving theft of blank draft cards and sale of the certificates to enabling the underage youths to obtain drinks in Indicted as conspirators were Peter John 21yearold Wil low Run bomber plant worker whose home is in and Bruce McKay of now a private in the Army Air Forces stationed at Ala Eleven alleged recipients of the cards were indicted as coconspir though not namedas de Corey was arrested shortly af ter the indictments were Both he and charged spe cifically with conspiring to violate the Selective Service are lia ble to maximum penalties of five years in prison and fines if John Detroit Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investiga said that the FBI was called into the case in November when Ingham county authorities relayed complaints from tavern owners that several suspiciously young men were presenting draft cards to prove their Corey is alleged to have ob tained about 25 of the blank cards when he was employed in the Se lective Service office last June When the supply was exhausted Bugas Corey obtained more from Santa And War Effort Clash As Mail Trains Arrive Late Adrian Clerks Ready To Handle Holiday Mail It Comes Santa Glaus and the war effort arent getting along well together if conditions at the Adrian post office are Assistant Postmaster Jerome Moran summed it all up yesterday by Theres never been an other Christmas like this We just dont know anything about Yesterday for in with Christmas only a week away the Adrian post office bore scarcely a trace of the usual flood of Jioliday But it wasnt because Adrian folks have forgot ten their outoftown relatives this season and vice The main lies in the of thatiwas to oclock yesterday morning didnt get in until yesterday after A train near For Wayne was said to be the cause ol the one of the longest in re cent postal history The wreck was just an added hurdle for theN already harried Moran said that freight trains carrying the sinews of Uncle Sams war effort have the right of way over mailbearing pas senger trains with the result that the passenger trains are shunted onto to let freight trains At the post a special force of part time has beenor ganized to distribute the mail as soon as it arrives here andMr Moran foresees rib difficulties through the Christmas season from any manpower when your mail is re theres a reason anc there isnjt much Adrian officials cando SALES IN EAST EXCEPT Motorists Limited To Amount Obtainable On One Ration Book Coupon 17 STATES ARE INVOLVED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 line sales in the east coast area were limited as of noon today to the amount obtainable on one cou on of ration No restriction was placed on sales for commercial The Office of Price Administra tion said motorists could use one coupon of their ration book to get uel for emergency use but gave no definition of emergency nor low it was intended to keep motor sts from using single coupons at different filling At the time the OPA order was issued President telling his press conference he had not yet een the said the pros pective suspension of all A cards would be The OPA notice made no men Jon of suspension of A which had been reported under consideration last night at tense conferences of OPA and War Pe troleum Administration but no explanation was immedi ately available for future plans or the exact time Hendersons Order Leon director of the Office of Price sent the following notice to all filling stations Until further as of today all retail sellers of gasoline at filling stations in the District of Columbia and the 17 eastern states of District 1 are for bidden to honor gasoline raVon coupons except coupons for com mercial or one coupon of any class for emergency The measure was explained by an OPA spokesman as an emer stopgap by which all but essential gasoline sales would be halted pending delivery by Harold petroleum ad of a statement defin ing the exact The critical situation in the East caused Ickes yesterday to urge mo torists not to start a run on filling Roosevelt said the reason behind thecurtailment of gasoline for less essential uses in the East was tliat while we Were1 use anything that would carry gas by highway and there was a situation in North Africa demanding that shipments be in creased to supply American It is a hurry up Roose velt and it would take longer to send Che gasoline from Texas to North Africa than it would from the eastern The he is something that can not be foreseen in war The President himself brought up the question of A citing it as an example of how rationing and price control operations were being overhauled and revised right GAS Page 9 Henderson Quits As Administrator Of Nations Prices Japs Continue Last Man Stand By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In cornered in pockets about Buna vil lage continued their Hast last ditch stand today and even offered attacks at two points in the New battle but a head quarters communique said our lines are gradually closing in the face of strong enemy resist The air arm was Australian and America troops who had backed the Japan ese to the sea were faced with the problem them the Buna government from a cocoanut grove south of the sta and from a spit and man grove island seven miles north of Allied guns smashed a bridge leading to the government When the Allied troops came up to the grove the Japanese laid down a barrage of mortar shells and then vainly tried to counter losing 20 dead and one taken Another Japanese force attempt ed to repeat infiltration tactics west of Australians there killed 15 and took one Japanese dispatches from the front Allied planes strafed another group of Japanese on the man grove isle and the communique said that enemy refugees in the Ku musi delta were Turn to NEW GUINEA Page 9 Esther Rentschler Will Serve As Boards New Secretary MOREROOM SQUGHT pontnts coHipleteil this afternoon for movingvthe county rationing board quarters court house to the Na tional Bank buildingat 115 East Maumec board will occupy the east half of the first flour recently vacated by the Destroy Battalion Of German Infantry By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red army shock troops smashed into another village on the vital Rzhev Vyazma railway line west of Mos cow during last nights fighting beating off German dive bomber attacks and destroying a battalion of German the Russian midday communique said Soviet antiaircraft fire brought down three Nazi planes in the bat it was The engagement came in the wake of reports that counterat tacking Germans suffered another severe setback west of los ing more than a and of a strong Soviet denial of yester days Nazi claim that the Germans had trapped a Russian army at Tor a short distance elikie In their denial the Russians hinted strongly that a Red army force was moving southward to ward which is one of the anchor points of the German line in They placed the Russian columns at a point miles south of Toropets and about 40 miles the Soviet information bureau can be regarded with full justification as a town the Soviet where even the salvos of heavy guns cannot be The move gave promise of a new pincers action developing on the central The first bypassed Rzhev north and came down the railway toward Vyazma on the i Germans Routed Toropets column had reach ed the area of Bely and was even now conducting an offensive which already has utterly routed the 33d German tank the 216th infantry regiment and the 13th Chasseurs the informa tion The Lenawee county war price and rationing board accepted the resignation of Chairman Harry Bradley and Secretary Guy Ne mire at a meeting last night and appointed Esther Nemires as the new secretary subject to the ap proval of the Detroit civil service No successor to Brad ley has been The increased duties of the ra tioning board chairman which con flicted with his duties as county treasurer was given by Brad ley as his reason for his resigna who is in Lan sing today on business and could not be reached for told the board he was resigning to ac cept another In Bradley com plimented the board on its work during the period he served as chairman and thanked the board and the staff for the cooperation he has Chairman for Year Bradley has been chairman of the board since it was first formed about a year During that time it has grown from a threemember board meeting reg ularly with but little to do into a nine member board whose of fices in the court house are pro bably crowded than any other public office in the Nine paid employees are on the boards staff to handle thousands of rationing bopks and countless inquiries and complaints that pour in every hour of the In addi a large number of volunteer workers must be called in during rush In crowded conditions in the court house have made it ne cessary for the board to seek new Thomas Brittingham of state organization of ficer of the OPA who has been here since Wednesday night work ingon both personnel and office location said today that negotiations for different quarters are under way but have not been Turn to BRADLEY Page DEADLINE EXTENDED 18 deadline for obtaining ration book 1 has been extended to 15 by the state Office of Price Ad The announced yes was made at a time when thousands of persons were facing the prospect of going without sugar and or other commo dities in the Book 1 is used for both sugar and It also may be necessary to have book 1 in order to obtain book 2 which will be issued after the first of the DeclS was the original deadline TO TAHS PLACE OPA Chief Resigns Because Of Physical Disability And Impaired Eyesight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hendersons career as aggressive boss of price administration neared an end his resignation al ready bringing demands from Capitol Hill for a successor who will replace drastic rules with vol untary The stpcky cigarchamping 47 yearold target of frequent congressional announced his intention to quit last night he told President because of a recurrent physical disability and impaired The Presidents acceptance of Hendersons effective upon the appointment and qualifi cation of your general ly was expected to bring announce ment soon of the selection of Sen ator Prentiss 53year old Democrat of as the new OPA defeated for will be ineligible to serve until the new Congress convenes 6 be cause he was a member of the Congress the Office of Price But reliable sources have asserted his appoint ment is virtually certain under present Browns associates declare he be lieves more can be accomplished in administering rationing orders by voluntary agreements than through And on Capi tol this also was the conten tion in many Wants Voluntary Controls Even as Hendersons resignation was Senator Vanden berg RMich called for substitu tion of voluntary controls for many of the price and rationing orders he said were lacing the American people in a strait jacket Any appeal for co operation that is with indis putable facts Instead of intermin able confusion will always receive an American As an he said he be lieved a straight percentage cut in the average annual amount of fuel oil consumption would have found widespread compliance with a minimum of Instead of that he OPA pursued its logarithm percentages in the computation for fuel oil rationing until no one knows where he is and everybody is terrorized by thoughts of freez Senator Gillette D lowa said he believed gasoline ra tioning in the west where the fuel is plentiful is not worth in rubber saved the general disruption of civilian enterprise he said it was particularly among farm Senator Chavez DNM said he thought Congress ought to reclaim some of the rationing and other powers that it had given away to executive native of and a former schqolteacher and stepped into the Washington scene in the days of the In 1941 he was madehead of the old Office of Price Administration and Civilian predecessor of the present He resigned sev eral days ago as civilian supply ad a separate agency con tinued under the War Production In his letter of resignation he said he always would be readily available and eager to explain any and all OPA actions for which I have had Roosevelt termed Hender sons task exceedingly difficult and thankless but one performed with energy and unexampled When you are ready to return to the President I shall certainly want your assistance in some other LONG RECORD BROKEN 18 the first in its 127year his the only daily not go to press This was announced by the own BrushMoore after composing room employees affiliated with the Canton Typo graphical Union last night voted to strike in an effort to enforce demands for pay AUCTIONS south village limits of Linehan and See on Market BULLETIN Christmas messages by 18 telegram in the United States after Decem ber 21 were banned today by the War Communications The revising a recent or directed telegrapsh compan ies not to accept any messages ol felicitations or congrat effective December il they originate within the country or some other point In the ;

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