Monday, December 28, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 28, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Weather Details on rage Two DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 CANNED GOODS TO BE RATIONED 33 119 Hurt In Ontario Train Wreck By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thirtythree holiday passengers killed and 119 many when the locomotive of a Canadian Pacific troop train plowed through the three wooden cars of a local train standing in the station here last officials of the railway said A corrected casualty list was re leased by the railway after earlier reports had listed a total of 232 Virtually all the dead and injur ed were in the three coaches which were taking aboard women and children at Almonte on the run from to Ot The troop train was only slight ly It was moving from the Petawawa Military Throughout the in the flickering light of a bonfire built from the wreckage of the smashed rescue workers toiled to re lease trapped passengers and re move the Scattered in the deep snow were reminders of the recent holiday torn bundles in the bril liant color of Christmas Although civilians made up the bulk of the at least six soldiers were among the Among the bodies identified was that of Douglas Markham of It was believed that they were passengers on the PembrokeOtta wa which was standing the Almonte station when the troop train crashed into It was the worst train wreck in Canada since when 43 per sons were killed in the derailment of a train at Spanish River The collision occurred at a grade beside the intersec tion of Mills and Bridge the latter Almontes main thor So great was the impact of the two trains that two sizeable trees by the rightofway were sheared off by the telescoping Except for the three cars tele scoped in the damage to the PembrokeOttawa train was and the forward coaches were able to proceed later lo their Police Chief William Peacock of Almonte who was among 150 citi zens saying goodbye to relatives and was on the station platform as the engine crashed in to the standing I didnt see the troop train he said There was a terrific crash as it hit the rear end of the other The wreck occurred at about Residents and soldiers who leaped from the troop train rushed to help the Al montes hospital facilities could not begin to cope with the and even coal bins were used to house the For hours the rescue operations One injured trap ped by tangled calmly gave directions to workmen releasing him with acetylene Not for several hours after the crash did workers happen to find the body of a small child lying be side the station Whether she was thrown there by the im act or crawled there before she collapsed was not All doctors and ambulances in nearby districts were and hospitals as far away as Otta wa prepared to receive the Turn lo WRECKS Page 2 The nine employees of the Lena wee county rationing board were back at their usual work this morning after spending the last two working days moving their quarters in the court house 1o the boards new office in the space formerly occupied by the National Bank of It was planned originally to move Saturday but when a truck load of office equipment from the Detroit headquarters of the OPA arrived Thursday ra tioning employees hastily packed records and files and moved to the new This work was proceeding as usual with everything in its place except the telephones which have not yet been One employee stated that the temporary lack of tele phones seemed good for a By utilizing all of the space formerly occupied by the bank and dividing it into departments to handle the various rationed arti it is believed that congestion in the office will be reduced and that the rationing work will be The hours will be the same as in the old 8 oclock to 5 oclock throughout the and 8 oclock lo noon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In 28 troops storming bunker type defenses are steadily smash ing Ihe last Japanese lines at Buna in New the Allied com mand announced today in a com which also disclosed that American P38 fighters had made their debut on that front with a smashing victory over enemy air Hammering ceaselessly al Jap anese remnants trapped in a coast al strip in Ihe Buna Allied troops attacking from Ihe left have driven a wedge inlo the enemys defense and on the right important enemy gun emplace ments have been the com munique Further up the east of Sanananda Ihe Allies were said tohave made small but im portant The Japanese are staging last ditch declared the com describing the fighting Turn to AUSTRALIA Page 2 BULLETINS 28 navy announced today that the Japanese had dropped supplies by parachute to their hardpressed forces in Guadalcanal but the parachutes and their cargo were discovered on the ground and bombed and strafed by United States Army 28 Reuters dispatch from Allied headquarters in North Africa said a large force of Flying Fortresses rained high ex plosives on the docks and harbor at Sousse in Tunisia yesterday and blew up one Furnace Fire Extinguished On State Street A combination of and melting snow gave Adrian some of its most freakish weather in months over Ihe week end right on Ihe heels of zero lemperatures only a week Rising lemperatures Saturday af ternoon brought on a rain and hail storm that was accompanied by thunder and lightning that was characteristic of a midsummer The rain and warm weath er caused Decembers heavy snows to The River went oul of its banks and flooded low lands and in Adrian was at its high est level in some Along Wat er Street it was well up the east Wolf Creek also was Flood waters covered the Wolf Creek road to a depth of five or six feet three and a half miles southeast of Onsted at a low spot and county road officials blocked the highway and put detour signs in Ice and snow clogged numerous catch basins in Adrian Saturday and backed up in the streets and also in some of the storm wat er sewer One resident of the 900 block on State Street re ported that his sewer backed up so much that his furnace fire was Other residents of the block had water in their cel lars the volume of surface water being so great that sewers couldnt handle In spite of all the water only about a third of an inch of rain fall was measured in Adrian over the hundredths inch was noted Saturday during the sharp thundershower and two tenths of an inch was measured The maximum temperature in Adrian Saturday was 35 degrees and the minimum 30 Yes terday the minimum was 34 de grees and the maximum 45 de A year ago yesterday the maximum and minimum was 45 and 32 degrees The weather forecasts indicates colder weather Rains of the last two com bined with the large amount of have caused the highest wat er level in creeks and ditch es in two or three according to Archie county The water is espe cially high in the southeastern sec tion of the Bruce Lack of ice in the river is enabling the water to drain away and the possibility a riv er jam and floods fs not immedi he 4 DJE IN CRASH HONDO 28 plane crash deaths of four army including two from Michi were disclosed by the Hondo army air base last The victims were Second Donald of Bay the pilot Cecil Hov Detroit Aviation Cadet James and Second Lieut William The which had been unre ported since was found wrecked and burned ten miles northeast of Eagle Pass late FORMER AND NEW FRENCH COMMANDERS IN AFRICA General Giraud new commander of all French confers with Admiral Darlan during an inspection of military installations before Darlan was This radioed from London to New York is the first of General Giraud since his escape to North Frank Jacobs of 818 Caton Ave an employee at the Derby Oil Company gasoline station at Beech er and Center was burned about the hands and face yester day when an automobile inside the building caught He was tak en to a physicians office for treat ment and is resting in his home The owned by Howard Kelcherman of South Main which the owner had brought to the station while he cleaned caught fire at oclock yesterday Jacobs helped push the car out of the building then used a water hose in an attempt to ex tinguish Ihe Gasoline which had been spilled on the engine was burning and exploded when the water from the hose struck burning When the Adrian fire department the fire had been extinguished with only minor damage to the The fire department answered three alarms with little or no damage resulting in all in At oclock the fire men answered a genera alarm from the residence of Miss Eugenie Howes at 325 Frank Street where a chimney was burning An other general alarm was received at 2 oclock in the afternoon from the Samuel Jackson residence at 416 Seeley Street where a paper thimble in a chimney had caught A plugged chimney at the Hershel Baker residence al 711 East Maumee Street resulted in a still alarm at oclock in the II 28 Donald state highway commis refused today to confirm or deny reports he intended to re sign declaring a statement now would be Kennedy promised to issue a statement Tuesday or Wednesday which will make everything but for the present I have no an nouncement to He said that if he should it prob ably would be to take a position in the nature of which he would not Governor Van Wagoner withheld comment pending Kennedys an I he told news about everybody has been aware for weeks that it was possible Kennedy would but Im not going lo say anylhing about it until he makes an an nouncement one way or the It has been rumored since before the November 3 election that Ken nedy wanted to quit Michigan and that Dutch his would inherit the post of by appoint ment of the to serve un til a successor is chosen at the polls in the 1943 spring Ken nedys term would expire July The question of where Michigan Democrats are to turn for leader ship in event of Kennedys depart ure since Van Wagoners term will expire at midnight was answered a few weeks ago by the Governor in a prediction that pre New Deal chieftains who have been more or less crowded out of the picture resume the and that the party would have to reconstruct itself from the Novem ber election defeat which swept out every Democrat who went to the polls in a statewidecontest Navy Cant Find Jap Fleet By NOKMAN WITH THE South Pacific 24 Delayed search of Pacific waters offering excellent comeon bait for the Jap anese failed to shake the Nipponese navy from its hiding place in spite of the fact the cruise was mostly in waters which have been supposedly Japans mare Boldly steaming straight up sub marine street into torpedo Uncle Sams task jabbed and challenged but Ihe Nip pon navy preferred to remain in the comparative safety of its cor r The search for a Christmas pres ent for the American people was The only Christmas gift which would makp the South Pacific fleet happy would be a sock full of Jap They cant fight an allout naval engagement minus the For a carrier supposedly accord ing to Japanese claims resting on the bottom of the Pacific the ship I am on is a majestic Her decks are filled with and the men manning her are filled with fighting spirit eagerly seeking to contact the truant Japanese task Predicts Boost In the Ceiling Price on Flour 28 Senator Reed predicted today that the Office of Price Ad ministration soon would find it nec essary to increase the ceiling price on flour to avert a threatened bread The Kansas senator declared that because of a price 90 per cent of the nations flour mills had quit taking orders three or four weeks He pointed out that wheat was selling at a bushel in Kansas City when price ceilings were set on but now brings about Reed a miller cannot pay for wheat and sell his flour on the basis of A flour which means a bread impends unless this error of judgment on thepart of OPA is Reed said it was likely that OPA would permit an increase of about 58 cents a barrel on would mean a rise of about 12 cents a bushel on wheat when reflected back to the High administration officials were reported lo have agreed to such an increase in the flour ceil ing coupled with a proviso that the Commodity Credit be allowed to sell bushel of governmentowned wheat at not less than the market price on the day of approval of legislation grant ing permission to do Under present law wheat which the gov ernment has taken over under loans cannot be sold for less than parity or fair exchange now about at the Kansas City The Senate Agriculture Commit rejected the proviso and there were strong indications that to get the flour mills grinding the administration would be forced to raise the with no strings No general price ceiling has been established for but millers have been per mitted to sell it at no more than the highest price they quoted be tween 28 and Reed said the Kansas Senate and House delegation spearheaded the which apparently changed thewhole situation at By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rainswollen streams caused floods today in some parts of low er forcing several fam ilies to evacuate lowland homes and snarling Nearly 48 hours of intermittent rain sent creeks over their banks in the Grand Rapids area while drainage ditches in the Cle mens and Sagtnaw were incapable of handling the In view of a general cessation of the rain flood conditions not ser With ice forming on driv ing in the Saginaw district was re ported A possibility that driving might become hazardous over the entire state was seen in a United States weather bureau forecast of colder with sleet or Scores of workers commuting between Clemens and Detroit were late to jobs this morning with a strip of M97 covered by flood Highway crews set up flares to mark the and cars could move at only three miles an Water on Clair county roads was reported One Roseville family was evacuated from its Basement floods doused the fires in numerous fur Several families in the Grand Rapids area were forced out of their Some in the vie inily of in Wyoming town rowed away in boats in four feet of Troop Locations Must Not Be Told Censors Explain On battle fronts every day men risk their lives to discover the lo cation and strength of the military units of the Yet at too many of us are presenting the enemy with information of the same military the Office ol Censorship says in a This is the information which newspapers and individuals are asked not to tell the enemy not tell the names of ships which sailors Do not tell the troop units in which soldiers serve There is no objection to reveal ing that PvL John Jones is Australia or that Seaman Tom Brown saw action in the Atlantic but there is military information which endangers the lives of Amer ican fighting men in stating that John Company C 600th is in or Seaman Tom Aboard the is in the At The Office of Censorship We ask editors not to publish these troop and we ask parents and relatives not to reveal Dont give the enemy anything that may lengthen the That is why The Telegram does not print details as to the location of Lenawee county men in service outside the United Enemy intelligence agents can scan all the newspapers of the country and if identities and locations of units are published they can piece informa tion together and gauge strength and disposition of armed the our Order Covers Frozen Vegetables And Their Juices Soups Are Included AUCTIONS northwest of Adrian Town Llnehan See on Market Public south on Martlet Latter Named High Commis sioner For North Africa 28 meet ng between General Giraud and General DeGaulle to consolidate the French factions now fighting against the Axis was forecast by London sources today after the for mers designation as high commis sioner of French The diplomatic correspondent of London Daily Mail said the successor of Admiral Darlan prob ably would meet the leader of the Fighting French at an early though the time and place of the meeting had not been At the same time the diplomatic correspondent of the independent French news agency said develop ments in North Africa were likely accelerate DeGaulles departure for the United States for a pro jected meeting with President General Georges Ca Fighting French commander n is likely to accompany De the agency The Daily Mails story was print ed under a fivecolumn headline and roused considerable interest in which has been eagerly awaiting some news of DeGaulles reaction to the appointment of accompanied by Air Marshal DAstier de la Vigerie who had just returned from a misison to North con ferred with Prime Minister Church ill on the situation yesterday but continued to refrain from making a public The only indication of official British reactionwas the assertion by an authoritative source that Gi eteyatjojx the post by Ihe was entire ly satisfactory to the British gov Eisenhower Delighted Dispatches from mean Al lied commander in North as saying he was delighted with the selection of The Algiers press also acclaimed the selection and declared it was a sign of event ual French Giraud was named late Saturday by Darlans associates in Africa as the man best qiialified to weld to gether divergent French elements in a solid front against the Turn to FRENCH Page 2 SIUCK1 IHE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 28 Rommels retreating Africa corps was rapidly approaching Misurata today and there it must decide either to make a stand or give up all Mussolinis Tripolitania and join the Axis forc es in Tunisia where pelting rains kept Allied and Axis armies at a Montgomery reported in a Cairo communique that his British Eighth Army had engaged Rom mels rear guard in the region of Wadi Bei El 40 miles west of Sirte and only about 15 miles east of Buerat El The Libyan shore bends northward there to ward Misurata and forms a huge hump in the Flanking marshlands and hills in the immediate stretch ahead gave Rommel his most advantageous position to stop and fight since his defeated army pulled up slakes at El 220 miles east of Buerat El If Rommel abandons the Misu rata he has no place to stop short of Tripoli and even there he perhaps can make no pro longed Although he might save men and material and strengthen the Axis forces in Tunisia by quickly aband oning his Libyan mili tary commentators pointed out that the Eighth Army and its pow erful air force would be at his heels and ready to join the British First Army in a twoway drive upon Tunis and The Italian high command ad mitted today that reconnaissance activity was growing more intense in the Sirte region of a term it uses to obscure the extent of the rout in Allies Repulsed It claimed that Allied attacks li Tunisia were and the German high command aid some ground had been gained V the Axis The only ground action reported from the Allied side was from the French forces guarding the south ern flank in The French claimed an important advance MEfttTEJRRANEAN Page2 Delmar Daniels Ray Daniels of 316 South Locust Street received a message from the War Department yesterday morning informing him of the death of his son Staff Sergeant Delmar Daniels who was killed in action December 1 in the south west 22 years form erly was employed at the Gerity Adrian before leaving for the serv He was a graduate of Adrian riigh school in 1939 and was active in athlelics while in high school and also was interested in He is survived by his one sister arid one Brother Merle Daniels all of 316 South Locust Sergeant Killed In Pacific Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW 28 troops advancing southward in the middle Don sector were reported only 45 miles from those striking southwestward from Stalingrad to day and thus a second Russian trap threatened German forces in the Stalingrad Should these two huge forces join somewhere on the lower and the midday Soviet commun ique reported they were moving strong German forc es at Kotelnikovski and in the up per Caucasus also would be in great The capture of Biriukov by the Red forces southwest of Stalingrad and the seizure of Solonetzky northeast of Biriukov by the arm ies of the Middle Don brought the two massive forces near a in the southeast cor ner of the Don elbow is about 22 miles northeast of Tsimlyansln where the Germans first crossed the Don last summer and devel oped their attack along the Novor ossiskStalingrad up past Kotelnikovski to Solonetzky is northeast of Biriu kov and it was the capture of this village which put at least the ad vance forces of the two armies 45 miles Pursue Every Advantage The Russian engaged in four winter were pur suing every advantage night and day while Russian dispatches pic tured the Germans as wasting hun dreds of lives in fruitless counter attacks at some points and aban doning great stores of equipment in their haste to retreat at Turn to RUSSIANS Page 2 Order Equitabla Home Font Wickard Says By THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS 28 You will need a ration book with your can opener beginning in In an extraordinary broadcast to the American Food Admin istrator Claude Wickard out lined plans last night to ration all dried and frozen fruits and and their includ ing as soon as the machinery can be set The as Wickard ex plained is to insure an equitable distribution on the home front while supplying the armed forces and our fighting who togeth er will need about 25 per cent of all the food that we produce next In a warning against the Office of Price Administration emphasized that consumers must list stocks on hand when register ing for war ration book the point rationing book which will be used for canned and later for meats and other Stamps will be deducted to cover the goods on hand before the ra tion book is Heavy said are provided for any applicant who makes a false declaration of the amount of goods he has on Order Criticized A national Retail Association official said today that the govern ment announcement of a plan for rationing frozen and dried fruits and vegetables would bring about just what they want to Rose Marie secre tary of the National Association of Retail said we deplore government officials giving the un scrupulous portion of the public a month to do their Rather than realize their hope of equitable distribution at the start of ration they will by this announce ment produce an unfair distribu feel sure that rationing will be a necessity during the com ing year to bring about any sem blance of equitable Even with increasing production this we will still be short of our usual supply because of the de mand by war and lendlease for 50 per cent of our canned goods aside from civilian But there should not have been any advance notice is no shortage at the present Fresh fruits and and those preserved at will not be declaring that nearly half of next years production of canned and dried fruits and vege tables will be needed for military said On the 33 pounds of frozen or dried fruits and vegetables are expected to be avail able for each person in 1943 as compared with an average of about 46 pounds a year from 1937 to nineteen Turn to FOOD Page 7 GIRL HELD IN FATAL STABBING OF FATHER EAST 28 17 yearold high school was being held today on a charge of murder in the fatal stabbing of her father during a struggle between her Detective John Guidetti of the Bergen county prosecutors staff said that a story pieced together during questioning of members of the family disclosed that Laura stabbed her father with a bread knife when she came upon him choking her mother early yester Guidetti quoted Matriss as saying that her came home intoxicated and began cursing and choking The daughters pleas to her father were unavailing and she ran to a neighbors house and called Guidetti Returning she found the dispute con tinuing getting the knife from the she stabbed her father once in the abdomen and again in the the detective Police found Matriss dead in an upper still wearing his over The knife was in 2 among of War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS trap threatens Germans at Stalingrad with Reds advancing southward in middle Don area reported only 45 miles from those striking southwestward from Russian offensives push toward Rostov and Latvian fron tier and hurl Germans back in chase Rommel half way to Allied bomb ers batter Axis ports in Tunisia as French dent Axis lines in attempt to cut front in Al lies hold to newlywon strategic hill near MedjezElBab while Ger mans feverishly bolster London hears De Gaulle and new high commissioner of French to meet for con solidating French factions against NEW smash in to Japs final defenses at Buna as P3Ss make southwest Pacific de but by downing 15 of 40 Japanese best Japs in week end aerial smashing Jap bases in Burma and at Thailand while Japs raid Yunnan losing 8 of 21 raid Calcutta