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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change in Temperature Weather Details OB Page Six DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 CHRISMS OF TO BOYSJ SERVICE Greetings From President Launch Observance Of An other Wartime Yuletide HIS FOUR SONS ARE AWAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tide greetings from President Roosevelt will launch the nation today on a somber observance of another wartime Christmas as the thoughts of those at home turn to the million boys in fighting stations abroad and the millions of others in army and navy posts in the United As with many another the four sons in the nations first fam ily were away at Only two of the 12 Roosevelt grandchildren came to the White House to share the Presidents The Chief Executive arranged to exchange traditional greetings with the White House staffs dur ing the before broadcasting his Christmas message at the national tree In keeping with the nationwide effort to curtail the use of elec lights on the national tree tall spruce on the White House omitted and the cere mony was advanced to daylight sprigs and other Christmas trinkets decorated some rooms of the White but there was a smaller tree than usual in 1he historic east The fam ily tree was placed in the west As American troops pounded the Japanese in the mud of Pacific jungles and thrust at Axis forces in the sands of North men in war plants at home looked for ward to their first holiday of the War Work To Cease Complying with the wish of War Production Director Donald work on guns and ships will cease tomorrow in most After 1he Nelson said recently in announcing plans for the oneday we must drive ahead with renewed energy for the increased production job of bigger job than we have ever faced Because of the difference in time it was Christmas today in the Solomons and somewhere in the vicinity of embattled Henderson American troops took time out to eat a Christmas din ner of dispatched there weeks ago by the The boys overseas were assured of a visit from Through the Red boxes of candy and other tasty tidbits were sent for distribution to men on the fighting In American soldiers treated British children at or frolicked at Many ex pected to spend Christmas day at British taking along their days rations to add to their hosts restricted Navy Promises Feast The navy promised a spread of oyster cock cranberry sauce and other trimmings for its officers and blue candy and ice cream rounded out the The army expected to do as well in gaily de corated mess halls with pounds of and tons of pies and other There was for the Americans imprisoned by the Japs at Camp Woosung near the Red Cross Supplies of clothing and medi cines were enroute to other prison ers in the which last Christmas was fighting Japanese At despite rationing and some fatter pocket books gave promise of ample Christmas And probably will find that Kris Kringles pack is bulging with though some may lack the shiny metal of other Thousands of soldiers and work who have been separated from their jammed trains and buses in a lastminute rush to get home for the There was standing room only on some but few cared about ROMMELS RETREATERS APPROACH TRIPOLI MINOR ROADS ROADS AND St TRAILS Mediterranean Sea GARIAN ASSABA BENI MIZDA LID Gulf of NOFILIA UMM EtCHELl UADDAN Field Marshal Rommells retreating army striped shading was reported to have reached 100 miles east of Still in hot pursuit came the British eighth aimy advanced to Proceedings In Case Of La Salle University Against Lins ner Irregular And Invalid WILL SAYS JUSTICE Judge Arthur Raihbun in the circuit court yesterday reversed the judgment of Justice Asa Crane of Madison township in an appeal of a suit taken by Kuney at torney for Benjerman Linsner of Manilou Tlie plaintiff was the LaSalle Ex tension University of which had sought payment of and costs of which it claimed Linsner owed the company It had been awarded a judgment for TKeappeal Charges Wilson repre senting the correspondence schoo and James Baker who stated in court that he represented Jus tice admitted that the sum mons had not been properly Judge Rathbun announced that the justice court ruling would be reversed about an hour after the hearing The had be come for the Lenawee County Bar Association a test of the procedure of Justice Crane and Wilson in justice court Charles of the bar associa tions grievance was Troubles Aired Both sides were willing to give more testimony and Judge Rath stating that it appears you gentlemen want to take this oppor tunity to air your troubles al lowed the hearing to Justice Crane was the principal being on the sland from to in the morning and from to in the while Attorneys Baker and Turn to JUSTICE COURT Page 6 Taking of Spare Tires is Termed A Last Resort OMAHA 24 tires will be taken from persons with more than one car depends on the speed with which synthetic rubber plants are built and got in to production rubber administrator William Jeifers said last But taking tires from motorists owning more than one car or spare lires from those with only one ma chine will be a last last resort Im not looking for the Omahan I dont anticipate any trouble he He said earlier today he rubber shortage may make such action Pope Relief Societies Given NEW 24 nard a onelime poor boy from South Carolina who start ed out in Wall Street in an obscure position and struck it yester day gave away in govern ment bonds to 15 relief The widedly known philanthro pists and adviser on national eco nomic matters is believed to have increased his annual contributions considerably this although he would not allow himself to be quot ed on his former Once a friend quoted who is now as saying it has always been easy for me to make why give it Pius broadcasting a Christmas message and blessing to the Chris tian world asserted that the church will not take part in the war although it is not deaf to the world but declared that a new danger has sub ordination of everything to politics and the heresy of a national state which subordinates all to human As custodian of natural and supernatural His Holiness said he must ask observance of those rules on which human life is based and on which any new order in the world must be The world desires the Pope This peace must be not only an external peace among the nations of the but internal he Inside each nation there must be unity and At one point the Pope said the church has always condemned Marxist socialism and today it re affirms that His in reply to the cardinals annual Christmas greet was broadcast by the Vatican The Pope said he could not con ceal his impartial love for the Italian Order and security must in spire confidence of ihe he The aim must be not to dom but to Turning to another he said the church cannot ignore the fact that the worker is still fighting against some machinery which is not a natural but an ob stacle erected by other human be The worker must be assured of some private especial ly a father with a big colorful motils indicative of yuletide season have been Outdoor Lighting Forfeited To Save Electricity Christmas in 1E42 is about to be observed in Adrian in many ways with the ageold customs of family attendance at church services and informal parties pre But there is a differ It is difficult to put ones finger on what makes the differ ence for there has been the usual oustle of last minute Merchants declare this season was one of the best as far as trade is concerned and the gay and the dis played as Complying with the request that electricity be the usual Christmas trees and festoons of colored lights were not erected in the business district this year and neither was the large evergreen tree on the city hall lawn adorned as has been the custom for The city parks are without the usual gay lights and residents are complying with the WPB sug gestion that no outside lights be placed on trees and Perhaps the true significance of Christmas will be considered more thoughtfully by thousands than ev er before this year and rather than a day for a general exchange of gifts and holiday merrymaking will be recognized for what it a festival commemorating the birth of Special Services Adrian churches will celebrate the day with services Christmas Eve and Christmas Steph ens Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Eve service for the chil dren at and Christmas morning at oclock the will conduct the customary Christmas Johns Lutheran Church will also have a Christmas Eve program for the children in the church at At oclock Turn to HOLIDAY Page 6 BOSIB ENEMY 24 Allied fighters and bombers smashed a trains and other railway targets in northern Belgium am western Germany last the air ministry said No indications was given of the size of the aerial force that crossec the The Ministry spoke of them as offensive patrols and said that the objectives were attacked am None of the raiding party was the Ministry No Paper Tomorrow In accordance with custom there will be no edition of The Telegram Christmas Because of the extreme size of todays contain ing the Christmas greetings of The Telegrams it was printed at R THE TOP POSTAL FORCE HAPPY AS Vloran Grateful Because Mail Early Plea Was Heeded assistant postmaster was all smiles today and brimming over with goodwill to ward the American As he paused this morning from the job of bringing Christmas to Adrian through Uncle Sams postal employees at the post office were nearing the end of their labors with he annual holiday mailing Officials sain that all mail that came into the post before noon will be delivered this after Parcel post deliveries are made tomorrow sothat all packages at the post office ar rive at their destinations at tho same time as does Santa This meeting the holiday dead line so accuratelydidnt just hap It the daybyday work of the citys post al workers hi the words of the excellent cooperation of the American From the postal workers stand Moran this has been an idea For as long as I can weve been asking for early holiday mailing and we finally got Packages started coming in soon after De cember 1 and theyve been coming in steadily ever Weve been able lo keep up wilh the mailing flow every Even the greeting which ordinarily come in just a few days before Christmas came in If the people hadnt cooperated so we never could have done Never have we had so much mail as this In addi tion to the Christmas there was the regular traffic on top of the mail and packages to members of the armed Al so the handling of all of this mail had to be accomplished with a per sonnel badly depleted by war con Believe the Ameri Treasury Winds Up Greatest War Financing Campaign In History RAISED IN 23 DAYS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 24 The Treasury wound up the greatest vcar financing campaign in history today wilh a flood of money send ing the gigantic victory loan first of this over the top by more than The books on the three major is sues closed at midnight and Under secretary of the Treasury Daniel a broad smile expressing his announced at a special press conference late yesterday that preliminary reports indicated subscriptions would total and might even reach when the final check is All subscriptions postmarked not later than last midnight will be he Never before in the history of jthis or any other said has so much money been raised in uch a short The nearest approach was in the last var when approximately was raised in the Fourth jherty Loan When the victory loan campaign opened on the Treasury set ts goal at at that ime an unprecedented So successfully did the drive progress hat last week Secretary of he Treasury Morgenthau express As a result of the overwhelming success of Americas first war loan of this second World Bell said he Treasury probably would not lave o go to he public for addi tional funds until next Spending Mounts War expenditures have been mounting at a terrific pace and in November reached a monthly rate of Buteven with hese unprecedented Bell estimated that with the vic tory loan funds together with this months income tax collections and the Treasurys regular the government could carry into March or April before launching another big financing The success of the drive just end he said has set a we which we can follow in the This it was previously indicated by Treasury call for a few big campaign during the year instead of frequent Beli said the Treasury was espe cially pleased with the response of nonbanking which ac counted for of the amount Banks subscribed for can people Thev know are how really all right to perk up in a real emergency and Im certainly all for They know what cooperation 10 BE BIT 10 24 Final details of a plan to give microscopic scrutiny to all appro priation requests next year were outlined today by an authoritative congressional Approved by leaders of both the plan was worked out in a series of conferences held af ter members of the House appro priations committee had an nounced nonwar expenditures next year would be cut to the The program will center arounc a staff of to be known as who will be direct agents of the appropriations com mittee operating out of the Gen eral Accounting The staff will be appointed bj Lindsay comptroller gen and will work under his su The principal job of the audi tors and investigators will be to furnish to the appropriations corn mil tee information on the necessi ty for the manner 11 which appropriations have been and other details In the the committee has had to out this information for itself or depend on the testimon of interested department AUCTIONS Public south See Market First American Forces Have Arrived In Dakar Public Officials Urged to Bargain Fairly With Government Workers 24 rights but admonishing public of The War Labor Boards refusal to rule in disputes involving munici palities and their employees was followed today by a formal opin inon saying that any other ruling would have invaded sovereign hope that it might reach Capture Men Of An Enemy Division By TUP ASSOCIATED PRESS Soviet armies plunging southward through the middle Don corridor toward Rostov have swept into new apparently without losing their 12 to18 mile daily and captured men in an enemy in cluding the the Rus sians said The Soviet noon communique re peated the story of successes told in two war bulletins issued earlier in the which lisited several towns taken in the Millerovo area and reported that in the first sev en days of the offensive Russian troops had advanced from 72 to 102 The dwelt from listed JAPS IN BUNA AREA early communiques on the supplies captured ficials nevertheless to bargain fair ly with government Wayne Morse a public mem ber of the board wrote the opinion which held that a directive order governing the conduct of state or municipal agencies would consti tute a clear invasion of the sov ereign rights of the political sub divisions of local state There is no doctrine more firm ly established in American juris prudence he wrote than the one that state governments and theiJ subdivisions within the sphere of their own jurisdiction are sover This sovereignty cannot be interfered with or encroached uponj by the United States Morse said that al though government employees have no right lo it does not follow that they are without the right to organize and participate in a limited form of collective bar gaining with He said that much of the responsibility for unrest and dissatisfaction among government employees can be placed squarely at the door of those few administrative officials of gov ernment by their show that they have taken a very un compromising and unenlightened attitude toward the problem discussing labor relations questions coming the the retreating prisoners enemy and taken since with public employees also within their The board issued a brief decis 16 at ion a week ago in cases involving the cities of New N and and some o The story told by the their The decision not at midday was much the I to take as the em The earlier communiques listed Poyees was unanimous ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In 24 forces in the Buna area of New their fortifications breach ed in many places and their ranks decimated by the determined Allied are now in desperate a communique from Gener al Douglas MacArthurs headquar ters said Deprived of sufficient seaborne supplies and reinforcements by Al lied aerial action against their con the Japanese have been bat tered by United States and Austra lian Iroops for weeks and subjected to a terrific pounding from the Our attack has breached enemy fortifications in many the noon communique Many hundred of his dead are being bur ied by our His situation must now be regarded as desper prisoners taken on the mid dle Don front yesterday alone and the Russian tallies counted Germans slain on that battleground since the offensive Advices from the front did not immediately identify the latest towns reclaimed from the Ger communiques issued early today listed those large in habited localities among those oc cupied Olkhovoi Bol shinsk and The district centers of Voloshina and Per vomaysk also were the com Thus the Russians had thrown one arm of their middle Don offen sive down past Millerovo and its spearhead at Bolshinsk was only 37 miles northeast of another important city on the rail road which has added strategic value because it lies on the Donets river which curves down from the Ukraine to join the It was significant that this arm lay only 120 miles northwest of near where the Germans continued to fight fur iously in an attempt to smash the Russian advance southwest of The occupation of Voloshina put the Redarmy into another town on the border of the Ukraine and pushed the other arm of the ad vance west of Millerovo so that that city now nestled in a What appeared to be a major battle for a town southwest of Stalingrad was reported in the mid day which said that stubborn fighting dislodged the Germans from the town and that they left more than killed and 15 63 12 18 machineguns and four planes The struggle in and around Stal ingrad continued much as it has during the last fortnight of the first Russian offensive this winter for dugouts and machine gun scouting activity and raids on Northwest of Stalingrad eight German planes were brought down in an air it was but without Morses opin ion today was concurred in by the three other public members with out The employer mem bers concurred in the basic princi pies ofthe Morse opinion and filec a brief concurring opinion of their The labor members also con curred wilh the comment that they believe that the discussion of the right of government strike is The employers opinion said it is unreasonable to believe that a federal agency or board can deal with better judgment or with greater justice in these cases than the regularly elected and consti tuted officers of these municipali Rommels Army Looms Vital Factor In Battle For Tunis And Bizerte By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of first American forces in the French West African port of Da kar was disclosed today as increas ed patrol activity was reported agi tating the uneasy Tunisian front and the defeated Axis army in Lib streaming loomed arger as an important factor In the ultimate battle for Tunis and Bi The stirring news from Dakar was revealed in a dispatch from As sociated Press Correspondent Jo seph who was on hand to see the Americans move in by sea and air and join their French allies without demonstration or The arrival of the Americans symbolized the addition of Dakar to the list of Allied bases in Africa and left only a thin coastal strip of Tu nisia and a slowly diminishing por tion of western Libya to the Axis on the Dark Morton said the Americans in cluded members of the air forces and supply technicians and an armynavy commission headed by Vice Admiral William The latter immediate ly began work to determine how the citys airports and excellent harbor as well as the re maining units of the French could best be fitted into the broad plan for expediting men and mate rial to Africa and combatting the submarine menace off the African Morton said there was no doubt that 90 per cent of the population glad to see the The attitude of French public he and army anrl navy officers seems to be to re If the public authority were to be centralized in the hands of fed eral officials they it would be inevitable that the American system of government would be but ty and till maintain their digni remember yesterdays WARTIME FRAUD BILL BE Maximum Penalty Would Be The location of the Japanese for tifications newly breached was not but it was assumed they were in the area between Buna vil lage and Cape both of which are in Allied and in the Cape Sanananda northwest of The communique reported that Allied planes were active in both these strafing and bombing the enemy in the Buna sector and attacking oil drums and barges near the government station sec Other aircraft raided the air drome at Cape on the western tip of New A heavy bomber dropped 500pound bombs near a Japanese cargo ves sel anchored off Jacquinot Bay on the southeastern coast of the is land and later strafed the An Allied reconnaisance attacked by from six to nine fight ers near Jacquinot shot down one Japanese plane and saw two others drop out of the fight trailing Two other enemy planes received slight RAF PLANES JAP INSTALLATIONS NEW 24 blazing a way for British troops advancing into at tacked Japanese installations at Rathedaung on the Mayu River yesterday while other fighter for mations the Magwe air drome and an oil refinery at Yen a British communique said Wellington bombers followed up these forays with a night assault on enemy the bulletin Despite the scope of the aerial the British none of their aircraft was where the RAF fighters shot up is about 25 miles northwest of Akyab and about 15 miles southeast of Ale which British troops were reported to have occupied earlier this week in their drive down along the shore of the Bay of There was no further word of the progress of the land Life In Prison Or Death 24 imprisonment or death will be Droposed in the new Congress as he maximum penalty for persons convicted of wilfully manufactur ng and delivering inferior or defec tive materials for the nations arm ed Hobbs said The who said he would offer the told newspapermen he was really shocked to find that the penalty is so Such a crime now is punishable only under the fraud with maximum penalties running to two years imprisonment or or or conviction of conspiracy to the United and 10 years fine or for consummation of such a It is odd to differentiate between such a crime and when the purposeful putting off of inferior or defective materials on the army and navy might cost the lives o thousands of our fighting Hobbs Shooting is too gooc for a person who would do such a Tom chief of the Jus tice Department war frauds divi said his office was investigat ing 900 eases of suspected wartime fraud against the and that approximately 15 of these in volved accusations that defective or inferior materials were manufac tured and to the armed Indictments have been returned against three concerns on such he Hobbs said that anyone purpose fully manufacturing and delivering faulty materials that might cos the lives of sailors or ma rines should be tried under the treason clause of the Constitution for giving aid and comfort to th but Clark explained that to obtain a treason conviction it woulc be necessary to prove that the de fendant adheres to the enemy am gives theenemy aid and September Attack Repulsed In French troops at Dakar repulsed an attack by British and Fighting French na val forces seeking to bring the port under Allied control and prevent its use as a base for German sub marine commander of the Allied forces in North announced two weeks ago that the port was being turned over to the Mlies and Admiral Jean Dar an said later in an interview that French fleet units there would join he In General 3irauds French troops were re ported to have knocked the Italians out of their positions near Pont Du some 30 miles south of Tu capturing a number of prison ers and two armored At the same time other Allied forces went into action against the Axis on a small scale at three points southwest of Tunis and on an arc stretching out from nine to 14 miles east Axis forces were reported by mili tary circles to be most active in that A military spokesman said there had been some shelling of Allied positions on the northern sector of the Allied lines stretching to the west and south of Bizerte and Tu Patrol activity was said to have increased in intensity on both As the inevitable crash approach the status of the swiftly back tracking army of Field Marshal Rommel was of paramount Latest reports indicated that a large body of the pursuing British eighth army was in the Sirte re 250 miles east of Ad vance units were reported some 70 miles closer to Rommel and to Tri Several alternatives face Rom mel after reaching Tripoli to continue to Tunisia by land and at tempt to join Walther Neh rings Axis forces to evacu ate his forces by sea from Tripoli or to stand and BURHANS OUSTED 24 su preme court decision ousting Sen ator Earl Burhans from the University of Michigan Board o Regents on grounds his election was invalid brought speculation today whether Senator Herman secretary of and Senator Hale stata might face similar The court unanimously declared yesterday Burhans was a usur per on the Board of Regents be cause he was elected while still a member of the Then by a six to two the court upheld the right of Governor Van Wagoner to appoint suc Burhan is a   

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