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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 29, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rairi Weather Detatta on Page Two DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 IIS FOR NEWCITY FIELD City Commission To Discuss Appropriation At Todays Meeting TOTAL COST IS Representatives of the city an port commission notified the city commission yesterday that the air port group has raised ward the purchase of the Ken Morey airport southwest of the city for use as a municipal The city commission is to hold a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the appropriation of its 800 The total cost of the airport will be Since the price set by Morey for the 77 acre plot expires January efforts are being made to arrange the transaction this Final action was not taken at the regular commission meet ing yesterday because Commis sioner Adalbert Vedder was out of the city and Mayor Lundahl and Commissioner Louis Ger mond believed it best to have ac tion taken by the full Speaking on behalf of the air port said that in cash already has been collected and that the re mainder of the airport commis sions share has been pledged oy reliable Mayor Lundahl complimented the airport commission on its part in making it possible for Adrian to obtain a airport for He said that he believes that the arrangement is fair to the city be cause those especially interested in aviation are footing more than half ol the Members of the airport commis sion pointed out that Morey field is ready fcr use without the ex penditure of another cent for lev eling or similar improvements which would be necessary if an other site had been Fees paid by airport users will make it Prentice The only action taken by the commission yesterday was a pay boost of a month for members of the police and fire The effective January will bring the salaries of the reg ular department members to a RUSSIANS FORGING NEW RING AROUND FOE RUSSIA Russians moving from north in Don River elbow were reported to have taken Solonetzky while 45 miles away another force took Biriukov 2 These coupled with previous threatened double encirclement of Germans in shaded area be fore To the Russians had captured Tatsinskaya 3 and were south of Millerovo 4 in thrust toward Arrows mark Russian Their furlough shortened to sev en the men of the most re cent Lenawee county group to be sent to the Detroit induction sta tion for final physical examinations will leave Adrian tomorrow morn ing to begin active service at Fort The men are to meet al the armory at oclock and the bus for Battle Creek will leave from the Short Way lines station on West Church Street at The Adrian men who were ac cepted for service are Kenneth DeWitt 229 North Locust Street Olen Robert Robinson Route 2 Robert Franklin Mont 20314 South Dean Street James Lynn 130 Park Street Leonard Lee 807 Hoch Avenue Walter Albert 516 South Winter Street Irvin Allan 821 East Mau mee Street Frederick Roy 209 Ormsby Street and Fay Ver non Others who will leave tomorrow are Lester Phillip George Richard Hudson John Leon Burt Casper Seneca Mahlon LaVern Clayton William Owen Tecumseh and Homer Ellis Wheeler of formerly of Harry Ar thur Spencer of Onsted was held over in Detroit for further physi cal FIRE SWEEPS ROUNDHOUSE IN DETROIT 29 tive whistles and the sirens of fire engines shrieked in a mad bedlam in west Detroit last night as a spec tacular fire swept part of a Michi gan Central railroad At least 12 some steamed up and ready to puff out into were Twen tyfour pieces of fire fighting answering four fought the flames for an hour be fore gaining With the FBI taking aivin vcstigation Co determine the cause of the fire was being conducted to day by the railroad and the fire de Officials said they had discovered no evidence of An employee tnrned in the first alarm at when he saw fire racing up a pole of the big t which is equipped to care for 45 the blaze reached part of which collapsed on the Wood framing in the brick walls also caught The Michigan Central said that it necessary locomotives from near by cities would be ordered into De No schedules were held up by the trainmen chief of police tor the Michigan Central said this the first roundhouse fire of his experience in 26 years on he Reds Tighten Ring Of Steel Around 22 Nazi Divisions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nikolai Vatutins Russian armies of the south thrust forward today along of I area and taking 42 miles where the Red army has move within light artillery range of closing in on three sides of the a 300mile front spread fanwisej A second Russian force has from Novaya just south of knifed into the Kalmyck steppe to at the edge of the to deep in the windswept Kalmyck Where this front cuts across thej StalingradTikhoretsk the Russians reported smashing through Nazi outer defenses to capture three miles south of where the Ger mans braced for a terrific The Russian onsurge closed in from three sides of Kotelnikovski the important rail line citadel and stood astride some highways of es cape at its Locked far in the rear of this Russian arc Von Bocks 22 Nazi divisions remained surrounded before Stalingrad with in an encirclement which the Rus sians daily report drawing This huge force still is capable of furious resistance and Russian dis patches indicated 1iat it showed no signs of sudden It is supplied by air only and the Rus sians reported down Ger man transport the fanning out over a vast planes like clay Battlefront dispatches described the corridor which the Red army has driven between this trapped force and the main German army as growing wider daily while the Russians expanded their hold across the middle Don steppe and along the StalingradLikhaya rail The front is composed of these three related operations TAKEN IN STRIDE Jnit System Is Adopted By Some But Public Isnt Excited Despite the OPA announcement yesterday that canned goods and similar staples would be rationed by Adrian grocers did not experience a run on such sup Paul manager of the Adrian and Super said that the people dont seem too excited over the new plan and ad ded that a unit type of rationing had been in effect at his store for some Customers may buy as many canned articles as they he but only one can of each type of This same system las been used at the Smith jrocery on South Main Street for the last three At Cat erinos store on North Main Street it was reported that a small run on canned goods started yesterday but was stopped by instituting the unit system of This dealer pointed put that rationing wouldnt be needed if the people would take it easy and not buy At the Smith store on West Maumee Horger said that there has been on run in the last two Although we dont usethe unit he we iry to hold the customers down on Lheir purchases asmuch as possi Schmidts Market on South Wain Street has used the unit sys tem on some products such as can ned which are difficult to ob but purchases of canned fruits and vegetables have been left to ihe discretion of the Clerks stated that no run on can ned staples has been evident since the OPA Most canned fruits and vegeta les in the hands of consumers when rationing begins must be de according to the OPA reg ulations and for that reason gro cers explained there was no advan age in trying to beat the ALLIED SHELLED Japanese CounterAttack Is Hurled Back ALLIED HEADQUARTERS in troops have deepened their wedge in the Japanese lines in Uy Buna area of New emy attempts to smash the allied trap with a long naval shelling and a futile General MacArthurs headquarters an nounced Japanese probably sub sent shells into the allied lines at Buna village for five hours north of Kalmyck capi A third force has driven up in side the Don elbow northwest ot where the Russians were reported yesterday within 4j miles of a juncture with from the This would close a second trap around the Nazis to the fight around where the Russian drive across the middle Don has pushed on into the eastern Ukraine and wedged south within100 miles of Rostov at the mouth of the Don on the sea of 120 miles north of virtually and the Russians announced that they had stormed settlement after settlement southeast of the penetrating to the western portion of the StalingradLikhaya That crosses river and RostovMoscow main line at 70 miles north of Chertkov Captured the Ukraine the Russians reported the capture of 30 miles northwest of Millerovo and battlefront dis an Allied communique patches said other nearby towns in the first naval shelling by the enemy in the New Guinea The communique said the shelling caused no The bombardment began at mid and at the same in the Buna air strip sector to the Japanese troops launched a coun but were beaten back by American and Australian forces in a fierce headquart ers Then Allied troops smashed for ward and drove a wedge deep into the Japanese defensive line along the narrowing coastal To the in the Sanananda and Soputa track some Japanese snipers and a listening post were reported wiped out while Allied troops kept up relentless pressure against strong enemy Aircraft and artillery joined in hammering at the Japanese forti Heavy B24 ranging off to attack at New scored three direct hits with 500pound bombs on a large cruiser at The ship burst into flames and was probably the commun ique Hazy weather prevented accurate observation of damage in a lowlevel attack on the Turn to AUSTRALIA Page 9 Football Gridiron Flooded by Water Water Irom the River Raisin to day had flooded the football fieltl at The Island and a solid expanse of water greeted casual visitors from bleacher to bleacher and from goal post to goal Com missioner Adelbert Vedder inspect ed the field eariy this The indications were that the wat er would drain off as soon as the river returned to The river and also Wolf Creek still were high today but the levels were somewhat lower than yester Water board officials esti mated that the level of the water at the new Wolf Creek dam had dropped seven inches over night No serious damage has been re had been won back under the Red banner in a continuing Dispatches from the middle Don front said that the Germans were rushing up but that the Red army was striking so swiftly these new Nazi troops had no time to get into The weather was described as extremely Snow in some places was Turn to Page 2 BULLETINS Sharp Clashes Reported As Allied Patrols Probe Enemys Lines BRITISH BEYOND SIRTE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS clashes by Allied patrols probing Axis po sitions and continued air assaults on enemy bases indicated today the hour might be approaching for a military showdown in while politically there were in creasing signs of growing unity among the antiAxis French ele ments in North Africa and London Torrential rains which have held up any largescale actions in Tuni sia were reported yesterday to be but the ground still was slippery and To the east in the hugh North African the British eighth army was advancing well beyond Sirte in its chase oi Rommels Libyan The terse announcement by the conservative Allied command of vigorous patrolling in along with reports of intensified bombing of Axis were seen by unofficial quarters in London as a signal that the time for a renew ed offensive was In one the Allied com mand reported a patrdl inflicted casualties and took pris oners in attacking an enemy de tachment on the Tebourba and another patrol drove off Axis units without loss to The Morocco announced that French were continuing their advance below Pont Du Fahs on the southern flank of the Tunisian front despite counterattacks by reinforced Axis which they said had driven their lines back slightly at one Pont Du Fahs is 30 miles south of Prisoners Taken Numerous prisoners have been 247 guns were sev eral tanks were destroyed and one enemy plane was shot down by French said the communi In the region northwest of Teroub a raid brought in some 20 including two We suffered no Fighting French forces driving up from Lake Chad in Equatorial Africa also are continuing to ad vance south of some550 miles below Tripoli in southwestern the Brazzaville radio said last From the Vichy radio came a re port that French and British troops had entered French Somaliland in East This imme diately confirmed by Allied On the political Charles de leader of the Fighting in broadcast last night as serted the hour had come for unit ing all antiAxis Frenchmen in a temporary government until such time as the nation herself may be able to express its sovereign De Gaulle praised successor to the assassinated Ad miral Jean Darlan as high commis sioner of North He declared the union of the whole empire in the war is no long er merely desired and but perhaps soon will be Another sign of greater French was seen in a letter to De ALLIED HEADQUARTERS from Vice Admiral Emile i former commander of the North 29 Lighting French naval de engined P38 Lightning Glaring he was ready to accept driving a record distance into en were disclosed today to have destroyed 21 German any active post at sea or on land in the fight against the enemies of Early last spring Muselier re trucks in a motor convoy between signed his naval command and his Ez 30 miles west of the Free French National and later declined to and 29 The state supreme court ruled to day that Lieutenant Governor Wal ler Goodlancl should take over the powers and duties ot gover nor Wisconsin on January filling the vacancy caused by the become inspector general of the death of the Governorelect land 29 state commissioner of agri today revoked the state dairy license of the Johnson Milk nationally known on charges of failing to pay farmers for their The revocation order is effec tive December 31 togive the con cern time to dispose of its perish able milk RITA HAYWORTH TO WED MATURE 29 Screen Actress Rita Hayworth says she and Actor Victor Mature plan to marry when they are from their respective the war is Miss Hayworths divorce from Edward wealthy oil man becomes final next now in the coast guard is married to Martha form er wife of the late orchestra leader Hal She has said sne ex oects to divorce 29 The navy formally announced to day that for the first time since the war began its casualty lists of men missing and wounded may printed or broadcast in with out area and the army said that it would adopt the same The new worked out pri marily by the Office of War Infor mation in the interest of fuller war news ied to navy for publication in morning papers of December 31 and made available for radio broadcast at 8 in all time Decem ber 39 The War Department reported to day that Allied troops had with drawn from a hill position six miles northeast of Medjez El Bab in Tu nisia after inflicting severe casual on the Dynamite Breaks River Ice Jam HONESDALE 29 Or Dynamiters blasted an ice jam in the Lackawaxen river last night and prevented another flood in this northeastern Pennsylvania town of which counted 25 deaths when the river spilled over its banks last May Mountainous piles of jammed by a 24hour had dammed up for a mile behind a temporary bridge in center of the town and the fiver was lapping at the of its retaining eight feet above normal level when hastilymobilized state highway crews began blasting a channel to carry off the pentup The dynamiting continued sever al iiours and early today police said the flood threat had been elimin In lowland anxious householders had moved belong ings from the first floors of their Crowds gathered in the streets and the atmosphere was tense until word spread that the jam had been MAROONED 29 fP Three men were marooned today in a lighthouse off the east coast of little chance of res possibly for A gale which kicked up 80foot waves in Irish Sea and Cork harbor smashed the landing der stages and steps leading to the lighthouse The mens plight was discovered when a supply boatwent to the Terrible Touhy Gang Smashed By 2 Of Them Shot Tb 5 Others Captured Wallace Outlines Plan To Run World When War Is Over By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Wallaces proposal for a world council after the war to di rect a planned global economy was viewed in some congressional quarters today as possibly a trial balloon for President Roosevelts address to Congress on who was known to have consulted with the President while preparing his said in a commemorating the birthdayof Woodrow Wilson last night that the new freedom for which Wilson fought was the forerunner of the Roosevelt New Deal of 1933 and of the worldwide new democracy which is the goal of the United Nations in this pres ent The task of our the generation which President Roosevelt once said has a rendez vous with destiny is so to organize human affairs that no Adolf no powerhungry war whatever their na again plunge the whole world into war and Senator Wheeler promptly commented that the peo ple of this country must put a stop to bureaucracy and regi mentation or face the prospect of losing their Some senators declared postwar program makers should be chary about drafting a detailed blueprint until they know governments and for the peace what kind of men they will have to deal with at the conference Must Disarm Foe Wallace said that obviously the United Nations must first have machinery can disarm and keep disarmed those parts of the world which would break the He added that we must make absolutely sure that the guilty leaders are that the de feated nation realizes its defeat and is not permitted to The military disarmament will have to be backed up with psy ion of at least of the diabolical work of Hitler and the Japanese war lords in poisoning the minds of the Also he was ma chinery for preventing economic Probably there will have to be an international court to make de cisions in cases of Wal lace And an international court presupposes some kind of world so that whatever world system evolves will have enough flexibility to meet chang ing circumstances as they Without wellplanned and vigor ous economic he a series of economic storms would follow and temporary followed by crashing un bankruptcy and in some cases violent Turn to WALLACE Page 12 Britton Soldier Killed Sergeant Harold Tucker Sergeant Harold 23 years son of and Reuben formerly of Brit was killed in action in the southwest Pacific area December 2 according to word received by his parents and other Ser geant Tucker married Miss Mary Hartman of Ann Arbor in Boston last Sergeant Tucker also is survived by a brother Sergeant llerland another brother Lester of Detroit and a Walter Love of near P A rl I 10 j about halfway between North Bay NEW vance elements of the British Callander forces pushing into western Bur ma have reached the vicinity of approximately 25 miles northwest of a Brit ish communique disclosed about seven miles inland from the Bay of Bengal is approximately 20 miles south of which British troops were reported to have reached a week The announcement said tnat British patrols had encountered Japanese troops in the vicinity of Rathedaung on the night of and the enemy hau retired af ter an exchange of The bulletin also disclosed that the RAF had twice attacked the important uapanese airdrome ac Magwe yesterday in a followup to a heavy aerial assault on the same objective Magwe is about 120 miles east of The first of these attacks made by a formation of which were reported to liave drop ped bombs on a runway and among grounded Hurri cane fighters then shot up the airdrome in a low level assault Hurricanes also were reported to have severely damaged a Japanese river steamer on the Loss of one fighter these op erations was SAYS HIT REEF EARLY IN WAR NOW REPAIRED 29 Secretary of the Navy Knox said today that very early in the war an American battleship had struck an uncharted reef but had long since SILLED 10 36 29 Jp list in the collision of a troop train with a local here Sunday night rose to 36 today as Smirle chief coroner for announced anin quest would be held The speeding troop train splint ered three rear wooden coaches of a PembrokeOttawa train standing at the station filled with holiday Scores were officials of the Canadian Pacific Railway listing at least One of those Roach of died in a hospital eariy this Lawson said that at least a dozen eyewitnesses as well as railway would be sum moned to the The second fated railway wreck tn Canada in two days killed five men yesterday when two freight trains crashed headon near Nipis on Nipissing is been The secretary was asked at a press conference regarding reports that such a mishap had and he I dont think there is any harm in saying that in the very early stages of the war one of the battleshipsdidhit an un charted reef and was repaired long time He gave no detail of the occur rence nor did he say where it oc The reports about which the sec retary was told were that thein cident had occurred in the South IN PAPER BALES POT AT SIMPLEX A fire that started in big bales of paper in a paper storage room caused some damage at the Sim plex Paper Corporations Palmyra plant about oclock this morn The Palmyra fire truck and the rural truck of the Adrian fire department both were fire was brought under control by hose and other fire fighting equip ment at the Palmyra Water from the rural truck also was The fire spread from the paper bales to the roof and it was neces sary tocut a hole through the roof to bring the fire under A considerable amount of roll paper was soaked with The dam age was confined to the roof and the damaged The1 plant was operating as usual QUEEN WILHELMINA DECORATES OFFICERS 29 deco ration by Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands of George Lewis Rear Admiral William Purnell and three other American officers was announced officially Brereton and Purnell were the grand officer of the order of Orange Nassau with Frank Wagner and Commander Paulus both of the United States were given the rank ofKnight Com mander of the order of Orange Nassau with While Jack Renard was made an officer of the order of Orange Nassau with The awards were announced in a list of decorations for British and Australian officers and men which included Sir Archi bald Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton Air Marshal Sir Rich ard AUCTIONS Public auction southwest or Linehan See James OConnor And Clair Mclnerney Fall Before FBIs Guns In Chicago By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Terri ble Touhy described by FBI Chief Edgar Hoover asf the most vicious and most dangerous the country has ever had was smashed by the FBI last night and early to two members by killing and five by Announcement of the in which not a single FBI man was injured despite a gunbattle with the two felons who were was made by Hoover at offices of the He said he had been in Chi where the gang was rounded since Sunday and the seizure represented weeks of careful plan ning and Hoover himself led the The gang had been hunted since October 9 when Roger lead er of the gang that ruled Chicagos northwest gang circles during the prohibition and six others fought and clubbed their way out of Stateville penitentiary near Jo Touhy and his first Basil Hugh The Owl a desperate criminal who boasted no jail can hold surrendered to FBI agents this morning without a shot being With them was Edward serving 199 years imprisonment for the mur der of a 2 Shot Last night two other members of the Eugene better known by his alias of James OCon and Clair were shot down when they attempted to escape from a hiding place sur rounded by FBI Previously Mathew whose correct name is Martilick alias Harold and William Stew art had been captured secretly bv the Banghart and Darlak were captured early this morning without a being The FBI had erected floodlights about the building to guard any slipaway in the early morning Agents manned the roof of the building and heavily were posted across the A loudspeaker system was in stalled to call out orders to the hiding Turn to FBI Page 2 RIVER CLAIMS LIVES OF 4 GRAND 29 The Thornapple river claimed the lives of three boys and a man yes two of the group drowning in heroic efforts at The thin ice caved in beneath two and a third lad and his father met the same fate when they rushed out to give The victims Robert and his 6 Gerrit and his Going out on the ice to Robert and Jack were plunged in to the water when the thin sur face gave In John Boomers and his father ran out to the ice giving way beneath The drownings took place in 30 feet of not far above the Consumers Power Company dam at The Derstein boys had ac companied their John Der Grand Rapids on a visit to the Boomer There sisters of the Derstein 12 and Rose the drownings from their fathers REPORTS NAZI AIR CHIEF OUSTED FROM MEDITERRANEAN POST 29 well posted foreign source said today that Nazi Field Marshal Albert Kesselring had been shunted from his air command in the Mediter ranean to a post on the Don front in Russia because of the Axis fail ure to halt the RAF in This who must remain said Kesselrings re ported removal came after com plaints by Marshal Rommel that lack proper air support result ed in the rout of his forces by the British eighth Kesselring was said to have been succeeded by Field Marshal Erwin von who previously had been reported sent to North Afri ca to direct Viphy forces there be fore the Allied The report on Kesselring was the second recent indication that he had fallen into The Moscow radio said on 13 that Hitler had dismissed him for ure to tip off the Nazi high com mand on the Allied offensive in North This informant said that the en emy setup was not but that Witzelben was believed now to command the whole southern European theater with Rommel in Libya and Major General Walther Nehring in Tunisia as commanders the two North African   

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