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   High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1942, High Point, North Carolina                                THE WEATHER Fair and slijhtly colder tonlfht THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE Keep Elm Flying Buy Bonds and Stamp GAS SpSppCpYTOTCTp AUJESJinPiNG OUt NAZIS THE WAR TODAY By DEW1TT Wide World War Analyst Japanese Base At Munda Hit iBlitlsh Attack V111 a d fiv Armv nayc By Army Flying Fortresses But Results Not Reported Navy announced today that Army Flying Fortresses with fighter escorts had made another attack on the Japanese base at Munda on New Georgia Island in the but said results were not Communique 223 South Pacific all dates are east longitude On December 17th a force of Army Flying Fortresses Boeing B17 escorted by Air acobra fighters Bell P39 at tacked the Munda area of New Georgia Results were not 2Navy Department com of the harsh j munique 222 announced that il Japanese Zero fighters had been shot down in the vicinity of New Georgia Island on Decem ber A correction has been received from the South Pacific stating that the number shot down was three instead of The correction in the number of Zeros destroyed in the Decem ber 16 raid made the total of Japanese planes reported de stroyed in the Solomons cam paign to date The use of Airacobra fighters as escorts for the Flying For tresses apparently was the re sult of the attack by Zeros against the Fortresses in the De shouldnt let the fas cination of the Axis debacle in the Libyan desert prevent us from raising our eyes so we may get a view of the tremen dous potentialities of an Allied vistory which will drive the Hitlerites into the The outcome of the whole war is immeasurably This historic battle isnt just for the possession terrain over which it is being It is for control of that great arterial waterway the one of the most vital among the strategic waters of the SHORTCUT Not only does it feed most of the countries adajacent to its but it is the sole shortcut to the j The Allies suffered a disaster of the first magnitude when they lost control of Mare England and America no longer could use this shortcut to reach By GLLNN BABB the countries of the Eastern Me Down in southeastern a region of awesome river India or j gorges and jungleclad the first tentative blows Half Of Rommel Forces Air Assaults On Axis In Libya And Tunisia Are Stepped Up By Allied Airmen Rzhe V CounterAttacking Germans Suffer Se vere Setback West Of City On Central Front By EDDY tilLMORE By The Associated Press 18 Red Aimy shock troops guards of Britains Eighth smashed into another villag Army reported today atJon the vital RzhevVyazma the retreating enemy railway line west of Moscow comber 16 That was the i more than 100 miles airline during last nights fiohtin Railway Taken By Emergency first time since the attacks on the Munda area began on De j cember 9 that Zeros had gone up to intercept Ameriacn The interception was made by 12 landtype Japanese fighters and yesterdays communique re ported that the entire inter cepting force was shot Sparring In Southeastern Asia Viewed Determining Factor In Length Of War Against Japan west of El Agheila while other beating off German dive heavy elements stayed behind bomber attacks and destroy mg a battalion of German in the Russian midday communique said Soviet antiaircraft firebrought three Nazi planes in the the flight China was being long haul clear through which That meant around South many weeks to move a convoy of troops or supplies into Egypt by way of the Red Sea or to Russia through the Persian The Japs profited greatly by this Allied Had the Mediterranean route been open there might have been a different story to the start of the war with the Midakos Thus we see that the moment we drive the Axis out of North ern Africa our progress toward final victory will be vastly accel Allied air forces will then have bases from which they can drive the Boche luftwaffe from are being exchanged in a campaign which may prove one of ithe wars most It is likplv tn rlprirlA tha It is likely to decide the entire char it meant acter of the war against Japan next year and the years after of trying to wipe out a trapped force containing perhaps 000 of Rommels best desert fighters and half his tanks The Axisplight in North Kazi was underscored by the flight of u Rommel in Western a whipiSEVERE SETT Axis The engagement came in the Tunisia and the of reports thai couiueratj ihvlnl Brtsh submarines posevere ofRzheOos jucmg the enemys Mediterranean ing more than a company a lones strong Soviet denial of vc AIRBASE SITE I days Nazi that Uic Gcr As measured by the road trapped a Russian army tug around the Gulf of Genat a short distance eral Sir Bernard Montgomerys northeast of Velikie Luki i army probably had advanced ln their denial the Russian about 12o miles from the former strongly that a Red Army iNazi line at El The was moving southward toi communique said British forces1 uard which is one of wer fighting enemy points of Ihe German throughout yesterday beyond 2auihnc It may determine whether we1 shall have bases and allies on Asiatic continent when the time comes to turn our full power against Japan or whether we shall have to do that job the harder by the islandhopping routes from either the north of the TIME ELEMENT The asnwer on this score can mean a difference of a two years or more in the wars dura The logic of Japans situation calls loudly for another attempt to knock China out of the an Report Heavy Nazi Activity In NorwayJIIo Balk Invasion until placed UCIHC OCUN NEWBRITAIN ALLIED AIRMEN BLAST JAPANESE LANDING PARTY CAPEWAKDHUNT JUST WRESTED FROM JAPS shows area northwest of captured No Commercial Cuts I And C Holders Must Prove Emergency To Buy Gas sales to ordin ary motorists in the eastern states were limited at noon to day by a temporary federal order to the amount obtain on one coupon of their ration The Office of Price Administra tion put no limit on gasoline 110 commercial vehicles but banned to holders of 3 or C ration books except for an amount as represented t BE REPLACED The new regulation was issued spokesmen of the OPA to stop run on filling It will be replaced later to a less drastic President Roosevelt told his press conference that the prospec live suspension of all A cards would bo only The OPA to be quoted by said the new order might put new curtailments I only on the A ration book i The order did not apply to gas in johne already in the tank of an single s remaining the wider grew the gap between them and the which the British cut off in the Wadi Ma tratm gulch Wednesday with a flanking sweep through the desert such strong positions as Sicily and j attempt now while the stream of which have hamstrung the American help necessarily can bv main Mediterranean Once Cargo ships can cross again from Gibraltar to the Suez Canal we shall have an entirely new The whole Middle East and India can be reached comparatively quickly with sup plies and Aid for Russia through Persia and the Caucasus will be The possibility of Hitler breaking through the Caucasus into the Middle East if indeed that danger still ex ists in any degree will be BASIC OPERATION So the battle of the sands help only a trickle confined to the peril ous air ferry route from Ob viously the Japanese are prepar ing for something in the Burma YunnanThailandFrench Indo Chi na sector and it would be surpris ing if that something were any thing but a new effort to end that stalwart Chinese resistance which has persisted now for five and a Khnr abandoned thpfce to fight their way out if possible rather An official statement declared j the Germans had been hurled i back those distances from Toro pets as far back as the win ter of the iaforma hadf can lv edwith full justification town in the Soviet rear as a where guns half nearly double the dura tion of the war in five By EDWIN SHAXKE Feverish German military activity pointing to a growing invasion complex is reported from Handinhand with this develop it was stated that the Nor encouraged in their re sistance by Allied were conducting an active campaign to undermine the of the Ger man soldiers occupying their New security measures designed to further control of shipping and forestall chances of a surprise at vi m jiui K times our own term of feiigerjack during the long winter nights nnvp hppn tVto than risk any more of Die strengtheven the salvos of heavy uUJia he is attempting to save by be heard ALLIED presumably to join the Axis west The move gave promise of a new ern armies for a last stand in TunCers action Although the quo did not British lief th off at surrounded and being mopped upeven c by forces driving in from the east which already has utterly to strengthen the British Ithe 33d German tPnt HOW MANY XOT CERTAIN 216th infantry Those sources interpreted thethe 13th Chrsscurs communiques reference to daminformation bureau said age inflicted on the enemv beHEAVY tween Marble Arch and Japanese Cornered In Pockets About Buna Continue Last Man Stand With Counter Assaults i motorists not drive except where absolutely A estimated that about vehicles in the east soon would be without gasoline if the new regulation remained in effect i The regulation applies to all of the It states and theDistrict of which are in the eastern shortage It means that motorists in 16 eastern states are entitled to lief that the Axis rearsuard at Wadi Matratiirstii chase three gallons for n pockets about Buna village if they have an A booToffoSr ciitcli stand today and even offered allons if lley have B or C books In a state in the the value of A coupon is four strong enemy Australian and American troops who backed the Japanese to i faced wjth hc unrM r h the Lach hammer blow Sir Bernard L Montgomery strikes at Marshal Rommel for j vvyu u i iv t they on Page British Subs Sink Three Axis Ships In Mediterranean from a sand rMangrove island seven miles north these engagements the 000 officers BRIDGE SMASHED f Allied guns smashed They said at Trondheim that s 300 tons are permitted in y are full of The free Germans los have been giving more thanj Masara and Talgja near garble another enemv airblown up the RSni IH lnS0 dead and one taken ntr hammering Japi will be fired advices to in the Allies is Their own n Another Japanese force attemptItlona offlce of Three Gallons In Tank Bars Gas Purchase In East Area anese ports and supply lines all Sweden ithe way around from Honkong barbed land Canton on the east to Ran Igoon and Akayab on the In this the American air forces are j playing the major with Gcn jeral Chennaults Sky Dragons pun lishing the Japanese in South Chi na and IndoChina and General iBissells units in India coilaborat barrij in the AIic5 real i Their 10 miles west of El andtion bureau cades now are being erected around constantly expanding defense zones j to aid in protecting them against Norwegian advices also said the Germans were sending consid erable reinforcements into Finn1 Norways northernmost prayi on 4 115 the RAF in makinS the admiralty announced today cities and highways of Burma The troops were said to be arj British had riving there mainly by roads which and probably sunk three more AxisSIX STRAlcnr DAYS Republicans Wasting Time Eyeing Dixie ed to were west of killed and took one tactics there panese The OPA gave no definition of TEMPORARY At the time the OPA order was issued President telling his press conference he had not yet seen the said the spective suspension of all V cards would be temporary and pos sibly for only a few The OPA made no mention of suspension of A which hat been reported under consideration i last night at tense conferences ol i OPA and War Petroleum Admin istration but no explaaa lion immediately available for possible future plans or the exact time Leon director of the ation to a IS Adminis today ordered gasoline Office of Price Administrate to rofusr VTHMI cnl hf following notices to with ami lead the two of fuel in their holders of group of Japanese on the voliicles and said T Kunuisi The rerion covers all of Neu The supply ships in the Mediterranean and had scored a torpedo hit on a laige Japanese supply vessel in far eastern Japanese have replied with raids Of the vessels attacked in the Ion in far Northeast one was a medium1 ern the Assam stations on sized supply ship heavily laden the ferry route to China and the motor transport bound for the anouncement The vessel was reported to have run started before the have been finished since byi Dec 18 s The position of Rzhev itsolf HP j comes more in tnlf siiiiT 1 crious m this Mtua A recapitulation of the air amis riavva I Vcliklc ind activit the forcc of of a ciikie Luki and anese that attempted to iand Mon Vyazma and the day in the KumusiMambare Rponal Admmisirator been 3t i disclosed that assortment L Mld the is wi ncic uceii IKHMICU MIICC c IL tiying on road and plane of bombpis and WT siea to prevent the practice of forced Although the the but ehrec Ponded Cby mo is slow because of 12 fjords which prcdictld that RenubHcan o dropping a total of S2 of under a Wash must be the reports time i Cl colunm a BeJv tan bombs on the landin partv ngton 9PA onict to the use of it was safer than shipping alongthjs direction k rat hc mick trains firing rounds into rafts oronc rationing coupon for cmLi thp rnaMl i uringing m food and ammunition ri crenrv filling stations Until further as of today noon all retail sellers The order did not applv to com at filling stations in th Uutncr of Columbia and the s teen eastern states of District are forbidden to honor gasoline ra tion coupons except coupons fm nounced this it has beenjforced Although the routeUDHttinVt th hammering the Akyab The is slow because of 12 fiords whicn SL Part the Russian submarines were s supposed bases of the Sky Dragons to be active off Northern niu at Kweilm and other Chinese while the RAF is sowing mines Oil i various coastal vessels were Und tacked in the Gulf of Naples while on Tare 1 traveling under destroyer the admiralty i Three torpedo hits were scorj the communique Later the destroyers were seen circling Their comment came quickly r new Republican Party Chairj Harrison Spangler said inireported m Kennev commanrirr cf Mlirnl ngton he was informed the Surovikino 90T miles aVr h ISoutherners were much intcrostJwest of Stalingrad and fighling nc i aci Joseph and othei ifeating the New Deal or den the vessels damaged in recent months The new GOP chief heard fur he said that many southern were seething on Page 6 of Stalingrad on I1 again southwest after punishing on Page the position but there was no sign of either supply It is consider ed that these vessels were destroy1 Students Are UrgedTo Until Summoned For Service With Military Units v UUUUUtL commercial or one eou ancj on Pag 5 V New River Base Will Be Name Camp Lejeune oniv t he hai r Corps umphibk thJi th 5 stnunng K I has bcen Camp LejeuneJ apply in honor of the late Lieutenant on fagc 3 4rcher whc region v over Buy WASHMGTOH By RAV TUCKKR SHIPSHAPE inside story of Hitlers failure to intercept or even seriously our jKorth African invasion reveals diplomatic and leadership at it It justifies the patient iwork done by Cordell Hull and hisr 1 f f A TVslxO 4 J t III Ho mobilized his Uboats off the Africa coast instead of in thus permit ting our naval and merchant ves AI c sels to slip through the Ml Spangler with comparativel small ver The RooseveltHull policy of rcArkanfas f lirtriia as with the Petain another obstacle in f the Nazi anH of antagonizing the i 1 oast country and U used as cruef advanced training ceniei the for the Eastern half of the counl French he darednot cross the uncrn asserted it is fighting men in 5omc Der Fuehrer suspected that tho zone we had given true that the Southland tuition me him an pvf iicn u a nr 4 jUnitea Nations had covetous de When he vm P6 I0r a Josh an allout supporter of the New DeaL j By KEXNKTH OIXOX by War to the lecn Retorted Harvey Combs land Navy Secretary Knonxivill Tho rew vvuu IXmocratic Committee Secretary Rational manpower and put into effect onlv bv in off i program stemed formerly was known simplv for Arkansas jtional today advised stiicial military and xVill dmw of thP Xew Riverl As far as Arkansas i confdents and to stay of irs war from J in The new was anT until to rhP 1 L In and undernounced today bv thP MarinJ It5 very far fetched to believe raining given at Camp not only amphibiot ii land parii cnute airborne balk s te uould like Oklato drown oui that old collegf jon the nations Meantime the ROTC of Louisj A joint educational militarvj other college advocate for atraining program soon will place southern and estimated potential as the to bo Deferred resene officer eat and work in 1 be notified ho units at the schools Deludes proo andnblv will not he isigns on this general section o J eral weeks before the flf fcjSpies in Madrid sent ord Sw thereby but l cannot s I j i 4 VA cii i 11ft It JtX 11 ti revohmon rby the armed forces and their to defer most collet that this give aidsons to be tested later pvrhaps dental u of the cxisungjdisiant phyrfcs S His first defensive move showed that Washingtons constant pagandizing about Dakars threat i ito our continent had borne er who Our temporary m students and i m i lOtx I other W Gencral Lejeune upset the routine an the tressed that the move was vital tieup Continued OR Page 5 i Icrats of the the political I n j commanded the second division l France during the World railorl called and ne sam Half ot thc tailed it miserjwar assignments and commissions in the 18tol9vear class le force was made up of the 5ch Francis enroll sas usual otTiciafe who sat in ont6th Marine The nerican Council on President Georee m stressed that the speZook expressedbelief the milits programannounced into the school syst of   

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