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Miami Daily News-Record (Newspaper) - December 21, 1942, Miami, Oklahoma Ivi A i r v c r 4 41 a If Jt tf 14 DECEMER iti42 I MIS REPORTED MOVING FORCES OUT OF TRIPOLI AllOut fight for Minted As Foe Diverts la Main Units BV TllE ASSOCIATE Axis was reported today its from Tripoli and diverting rtlen and material even from the hardpressed front in or der to make an allout fight for Tunisia in the Wake of a twoday military and political conference Adolf Hitlers Neutral and Allied sources re ported that a huge convoy was be ing assembled in soUthem French ports to rush reinforcements from and that Marshal Erwin jf1l Rommels African corps am Mus jf splinis tattered legibns might give lip Tripolitania altogether in or der to concentrate every available man and gun in the Struggle for 1 Italians arc Captured A Reuters dispatch from North Africa said Allied patrols had cap tured Italians from Tripoli who were trying to link up with Gen ijfcWalthcr NchringS Tunisian force and added that there were indica lions that part of the Italian gar rison 6f Tripoli also was by sea to The Daily in a dispatch said it was report ed from Vichy that he Germans were planning a largescale at tempt to reinforce the Tunisian forces with a convoy of 150 Frcncli ships massAI in French ports for the risky Observers coupled reports that the Axis was prepared to use in North Africa the weapons and men needed on the Russian front with the statement of an al lied spokesman in Algiers that we have a lot of hard fighting ahead of the British were progressine slowly through dense mine fields in Libya where they the region of Both Allied and Axis told of lively patrol activity and air fighting in The British from Cairo said Allied aviation contin ued to make Rommels retreat a and pounded his re treating columns with particular effect at Buerat El 60 miles northwest of Glass Firm Ordered To Offer Election 1 The Hazel Atlas Glass company of was ordered by the Na tional Labor Relations board to day to conduct an election within days to determine the collec tive bargaining agency for its em f The board followed the recom mendation of its trial Elmer who conducted hear ings at Ada last The board stepped in after the company and the federation of ceramic and silica sand workers of had failed to reach an agreement on I an exclusive bargaining Workers will choose between the federation and the glass bottle blowers of Net Income Given By Swift And and meat packing to day reported net income for the t fiscal year ending October 31 to taled equal to a compared with or the previous This was realized on gross sales of an increase of S8 percent over that of The companys total production to meet wartime demands was the largest on Provisjon for income and excess profits taxes amounted to compared with last M THE WEATHER OKLAHOMA Rain extreme sleet or freezing rain ccn tral and north tonight little change in Broadcast authorized central and north por MISSOURI and Sleet or freezing rain tonight lit tie change in temperature broad cast Temperatures in Miami fram 4 Sunday until 2 oclock this afternoon 4 C 8 10 Mulnight SO 30 30 30 4 in 5 m 5 m 10 30 30 32 34 30 I Noon 38 80 2 Observers Believe Adolf Trying to Find What Germans Can Do to Bolster the Italians By THOMAS HAWKINS BERNj quarters said to day they believed Adolf Hitlers Conference at his headquarters Friday and Saturday with the Italian foreign Count and their advisors to discuss how much help Germany give Italy in the Mediter The heavy requirements of the Russian front and the fact that Italian troops on the eastern front are in the center of the present Red army offensive and can hard ly be withdrawn were believed to have been the major problems of the Official German and Italian comment on the meeting empha sized that no spectacular results were to be expected foreign Observers assumed that this meant the talk revolved about defensive The tenor of comment greatly contrasted with that mediately following the Axis meet ing last when great summer offensive plans were The Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung said it was in no way accidental that reports of troop transport to the Spanish border were being circulated just at this but said such reports were frequently misleading and that the real intentions of the Axis might he turned in an entire lydifferent TurkeyIs Warned The paper referred to recent criticisms in Millers Voelkischer Beobftchter Turkey as one of the smalt states which should watch her The Lousanne Tribune noted that any daring Axis effort to re trieve ground North Africa might involve France and affect The paper concluded that Spain and Poitugal have ideological af finities with the totalitarian re but have good reasons to avoid any conflict with British and Hitlers Voelkischer Beobachter said military events weie the most important subjects how and here Italys post in the Mediterranean may have taken first Diplomatic quarters said that the position as a result of the con ference seemed to be this Nazis to Supply German antiaircraft batter ies for defense of Italian cities have been A British recorded by CBS in New said Ger man antiaircraft units had arriv ved at oftbombed Italian arsenal Italy and Germany will make a joint effort to strengthen their position in Tunisia for a finish fight but with due for the demands of other The situation on the eastern front makes it impossible to with draw Italian troops from RAF SLASHES AT NAZIS DUISBERG Under Perfect Weather Con Airmen Blast In dustrial Objectives The RAF pounded Germanys great inland port of Duisberg at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers last light raid by American Flying Fortress which dared swarms of German fighters to penetrate deep into occupied France A strong1 of our bombers attacked industrial objectives at Duisburg in clear weather and bright the air minis try The attack was heavy and concentrated and many large fires were left Railway engines and other ob jectives were reported to have been the argctx of fighter command aircraft on intruder operations over France and the Low Coun of Force Not Given The size of the force which at tacked Duisburg was not immedi ately but an announce ment that 11 planes were lost in the assault taken by observ ers as an indication that a consid erable number The attack on Duisberg was the 52nd on that important communi cations and industrial center since the start of the Weather Is Ideal The weather over the target was described as good and preliminary reports were said to indicate the attack was Six of the big American bomb ers were hut 40 German fight ers were shot down in the sweep by forces deep into France yes n raid that produced sharp Last taking another trick out of its tho RAF used new WJiirl winds and One of the singleseater which also can be used as toppled over a railway engine and freight car in a hedge hopping attack over Damage Is Admitted Tho German news agency DNB reported last nights attack by RAF bombers was aimed at West ern and acknowledges some damage and Eight British planes were DNB The main objective of the Amer ican bombing foray yesterday was the Nazi airdrome at RomillySur 80 miles from Tho raiders ran into swarms of he latest type German fighters FockeAVulf and Mosser schmitt 109s and six of the American bombers failed to It was the biggest single days loss suffered by the American bombing but returning pilots said that more than 40 enemy fighters were shot NAZI VERSION OF FIGHT From German Broad 21 The Rus sians succeeded in breaking into the German defensive front on the middle Don but were driven back out again in dashing counterat the German high command said Justice Brandeis Lauded As Great Figure of Law Chief Justice Stone today praised the Justice Louis Brandeis as a great American who had taken his rightful place among the small group of great figures of the The chief justice spoke In su court chamber after Att jjey General Biddle had presented resolutions praising Justice Bran Ayhich were adopted at a meeting before the high Senator George Norris was among those addressing the memo rial service of the lawyer Others invited to speak included Federal Circuit Judge Calvert Magruder of Federal Circuit Judge Learned Hand of New York and Lloyd dean of the Uni versity of Wisconsin law Solicitor General Charles Fahy We think of him Justice Bran deis as a great Chief Justice Stone because of his abiding faith in the principles of justice and equality of op portunity which were proclaimed by those characteristically Ameri can the first Virginia bill of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitu WIDE EAST AREA IS ENGULFED BY SEVERE FREEZE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS doesnt begin of ficially until to get in its practice today which kept much of the nation in a subfreezing Belowzero cold continued to prevail in the bedeviling householders striving to stretch oil supplies and upsetting calcula tions of fuel rationing Although temperatures in New York City dropped only to one be low last night suburban West clftster county reported 28 below at Kisco and 21 below at Yorktown Albany reported 18 Bos ton 5 and Buffalo i The temperature dropped to 8 below in compared with 9 above reported Owls where the mercury plunged to 45 still held the nations lowest Detroit Is Faced With Fuel Problem war time version of rush the growler meaning fuel not the can of beer from yesterdays corner sa in prospect for Detroit this An OPA deadly was responsible today for this pre diction of what might made in the light of overnight develop Hundreds of Detroit homes de pendent fuel oil for heat faced a crisis because of severe cold and transportation shortage which lias gained such proportions that even the Anny has expressed con cern for Us effect on war produc Part of Rommels Speeding Toward SlowM by Fight patrols of the British JJlghth Army have engaged Axis detachments iri the region of 140 miles West of El Agheila and about 266 miles from while Field Marshal Erwin Rommels army is still streaming westward on thft Libyan coastal road between Sirte and Buerat El a British communique said The British patrols were in touch with elements of Rommels army in the neighborhood of Slil tan the British but it was not specified on which side of the village the contact oc The Morocco radio reported that British vanguards were 19 miles of it self 155 miles west of El indicating a of about four milds in 24 Air Activity Slackens Although air activity over the desert was on a reduced the British reported that fighter bombers attacked Rommels trans port vehicles between Sirte and Buerat El Hsun and again blasted his concentrations at the latter Buerat El Hsun is about 60 miles northwest of Sirte along Rommels line of Continued On Page Two ANAlNlflRE FIRM INDICTED Five Officers of Indiana Also Charged for Con spiracy to Defraud Attorney General Biddle announc ed a federal grand Fort had iAdicted the Anacondav Wire Gable and five of its officers for conspiracy to de fraud the United and to present false claims in the pro duction and sale of wire and cable used by the armed forces for com bat communication This is one of the most repre hensible cases of defrauding the government and endangering the lives of American soldiers and sailors ever to come to the atten tion of the Department of Jus Biddle declared in a formal I can conceive of nothing more or than de liberately supplying our armed forces with defective war material and I am that only the alertness of government inspec tors and the promptness with which the war frauds unit and the FBI investigated complaints in this case has prevented enormous quantities of defective wire and cable from being transported io our troops Charges Are Detailed The Justice department charged the defendants secretly behind sliding panels under test mechanisms that enabled the passing of inferior or defective In addition to the the Justice department said defend ants named in the indictments were Thor general manager of all Anaconda mills Frank manager of the Marion division of Anaconda Don superintendent of the Marion plant Charles chief company inspector at Mar ion and Frank assistant chief company inspector at Mar Tom chief of the Jus tice departments war fraud told newspaper men that Russia had complained that practically 50 percent of the wire manufactured by this company and shipped to Russia Carbon Monoxide Is Fatal to Wife and Guice were found dead last the coroner of carbon from an unvented water heater in the Guice had been yard section foreman for the MKT railroad here since Looks at Battle COLLEGES SUBMIT BUDGETS OKLAHOMA administrative officer of the state regents of higher said budget reports of the 18 stato insti tutions of higher education will be studied by the regents The regents will make recommen dation to the Legislature for ap out of low squall Japanese dive bombers pene trate a of antiaircraft fire and narrowly miss a screening an aircraft highexplosive Dwight who was aboard the attacked drew this picture of action in the Cruz Island Official Navy Pennies Pile Up As Club Presses For War Victory FORT eevry stream of pours into the vitals of an Axis a corresponding stream of copper pours into Uncle jackpot fram the pocket books of this A penny for each enemy plane destroyed is the Its a good founder of said ITS going to take good wjn this The club was organized a year ago pennies Jackowitz asserted that he has seen Abraham Lincolns face oftener than he has seen his but he still is First ogranization of its kind in the United the modeled after one formed by British subjects in Bue nos with one difference The pennies here go for the pur chase of war The daily toll of enemy planes destroyed on all fronts is furnish ed by Associated Press dispatches in tlie Fort Daily Colleqe Confers Hmlor on Quezon college today co ferred the honorary degree of doc tor of laws on Manuel president ofthe de scribing him as a man whose ex ceptional achievements have gain ed not only great glory for him self but unmeasured benefits for a whole In the absence of President who was unable to leave vicepresident Sergio Osmena of the Philippinecomnjon the degree in his Marines And Japs Game Fatal to Boy game of Marines and Japs with real guns cost the life of Thad deus Eugene Joplin high school Playing the game yesterday at the home of his Spah the boy was shot and fatally by the acci dental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of a Bobby Dean The heartbroken playmate told Coroner Webster he did not know the gun was Tire Inspectors to Meet on Wednesday A school of instruction for the 31 Ottawa county tire inspectors will be conducted at 8 oclock Wed nesday night in the district court Bob secretary to the County War Price and Rationing said a state OPA official would address the LODGE SECRETARIES MEET 23rd annual meeting of the Sub ordinate lodge en scribes and Canton clerks of the Oklahoma Odd Fel lows lodge will be held here to f AMERICANTANKS BATTER ENEMY Last Jap Strongholds in Buna Area Attacked Burmese Drive on BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Americanmade tanks have rum into the against the last Japanese strongholds in the Buna area New while on thte Burma front lBw ti Am eViean bomb ers struck at Japans westernmost From Claire Chennaults big Sky Dragons dumped tons of heavy explosives yesterday onto a big Japanese air field and military warehouse at Lashio on the old Burma supply Not a was not a fighter was encounter reported Reilly Associated Press correspondent who accompanied the From the mountainous Indian Archibald Wavells forces had pushed through the western Burma jungle for almost half the 100 miles to the im portant port of 340 airline Germans Are Pushed Back Under Smashing Pressure ot Attack By EDDIE GIliMORE Red armys middle Don its third of the rolled on to the edge of the Ukraine and toward the vast iron and hydroelectric regions of the Donets basin Showing no signs of the Russians mov ed at a pace which rivaled the eastward sweep of Hitlers forces last July over the same More Thousands Slain Caught before the Red army onrush and in the cruel grip of the winddriven snows of the Don Cossack steppes was a mounting toll of dead and captured more than Adding new villages to the 300 already the Russians occupied many of the airdromes on the steppes from which the Germans have been flying huge transports to supply 22 trapped divisions in Don Volga corridor at The Germans were being progressively to move these bases back toward the Rostov ZoO miles from As the aerial supply route the German transports faced in creasing danger from Soviet fight eis which were officially reported to have shot down 94 of the big carriers in the past The Germans were reported counterattacking fiercely in an attempt to slow this new on but the midday corn miles across the bay from of Bengal There Was no word of Japanese Informed quarters at New Delhi said the drive was not AVavells awaited major attempt to win back but could be regarded as the start of a stepbystep strategy toward that On the Buna front in New an Allied communique de scribed the enemys casualties as and said the Tomatore is reported to have been killed in Tanks and infantry were said to be closing in with a general as sault on the invaders weakened foothold at Buna This was the first reference to tanks on the Buna and field dispatches identified them as light Americanmade General manned by Rain to Give Way To Sleet in State BY THE ASSOClATtl FIIESS A drizzling rain that moved into Oklahoma today was expected to turn to sleet in central and north portions by The precipitation was expected to strike far to the but higher temperatures there was ex pected to keep the sleet line con fined to the central Elk with and Chiek with the same had the most rain reported Elk City also was the coldest over night with a low of 27 The rains reached out into the where Guymon hud but the temperature there was somewhat The low 31 in had a minimum of was the KERB SPEAKS TONIGHT Robert Kerr will address the annual Old Folks Christmas tree spon sored by the general welfare fed here munique said he under the heavy the lied was rolling back to the suffering heavy To the Germans already reported killed in this new offen the Russians added nearly more More weary and chilled German prisoners joined the sent streaming back to the rear during the first five days of the Troops Wiped Out One Soviet unit alone killed 300 Nazi troops in recapturing several more villages in the mid dle Don and in another sector 380 more lay dead on the forces had evicted them from their village More pris oners were taken and large quan tities of war equipment were cap There was no faltering in the two offensives already under way when the new storm was loosed on the the communique The Red army continued to drive forward in the Rzhev area on the central and the com munique said 500 Germans were killed in a bitter fight for a strongly fortified German posi tion in one Heavy In the there was the Germans viciously both Fighting Reported Stalingrad counterattacking northwest and southwest of the city and the Rus sians stubbornly protecting Iheir gains and pressing for The midday communique said that Soviet airmen destroyed 20 enemy planes in a raid on a Ger man airdrome and shot down three more in air More Than Service More than of the United States Indians entered the fighting the interior de partments Indian service reported Even greater numbers have left the reservations for civilian war work and the result has been a shortage manpower on the res Commissioner John Col lier he Indian have learned to drive tractors and repair heavy automotive work in laundries and power and assist in the cat tle and sheep identified only as a wealthy Kiowa Indian woman of did her the service by giving to navy relief by means of a check signed with Victory Drive Fund Piles Up Rapidly More than in loans has been subscribed so far this month and the victory fund drive is ex pected to produce another by the end of Tho campaign in December pro duced the greatest outpouring of money for loans of any compara ble period in the treasury Secretary Morgenthau fixed the December goal at This figure already has been ex ceeded by and Sec retary Morgenthau now has raised the goal to The War Today BY JHU ASSOCIATED PRESS Red middle Don offensive rolls on toward the Ukraine and Donets forces pursu ing Rommel reach Sultan area as observers sec signs Axis may abandon Chinabased bombers on old Burma bombers raid Duisburg for 52nd NEW tanks roll against Japs in Buna Quiz Hour Would Give Congressmen Facts About War BritishAparltaiiientV iq tion hour midcr which cabinet ministers arc subjected to periodic quizzing would have its counter part in the United States Congress under legislation drafted as part of a current move to streamline the legislative branch of the An advanced phase of the pro which calls also for crea tion of a joint congressional high command to coordinate the war work of the legislation would allow cabinet members to participate in debate on the They would have no voting rights and could question and be questioned only on matters affect ing their respective Under existing agents of the executive branch of the government often are quizzed by congressional but con gressmen who are not on the com mittees are deprived of an oppor tunity to make Amendment of the rules to per mit executives to participate in congressional in the opin ion of Thorn DOhio a leading proponent of the would serve to elucidate execu tive proposals and afford prompt answers to all criiicism of execu tive Liberty Ship Named After Lou Gehrig The commission today announced approval of 22 Liberty ship names picked by school chil dren who were winners in the scrap drive conducted in each state by the War Production The children named public offi American revolutionary Indians and and New Yorks winners chose Lou The commission said Gehrig wag selected not only because of hia baseball but also for his later service as a member of the New York City parole It will be the first time a chantman has been named for 4 ball Ao More Handles For Canadas Cups Canadas coordinator of sundry items issued a wartime order day requiring1 that cups be madq without To the problems arising therefrom the prices board suggested two solutions a spokesman rci etiquette might ed in favor of the And if a cup was toq hot to hold without a beverage it contained probably would be too hot to
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