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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change in Temperature Weather Detail on Pan DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 One Woman 400 Union Members Quit Work On Shells I AFL Local Charges Nonunion Worker Was Unco operative Because woman against whom an AFL union had filed charges was rehired this morning after an investigation of her 400 union members walked out of the Kurd Lock Manufacturing Companys Michigan Avenue plant at 11 oclock this Work on shell parts for the Navy was left at a Officials of Machinists Local the AFL union at the said that the principal cause for the walkout was the rehiring of a woman whom they called unco The woman in ques tion does not belong to the The woman was discharged about a week ago by the company after union officials charged that she was Aflei proper president of the said lo she was rehired this morn ing because the charges didnt hold New Meeting Set After leaving their jobs at 11 oclock most of the 400 union workers on the morning shift went to the AFL hall on West Maumee street where it was decided to have a policy meeting at 1 oclock this Harry Dillon of 1020 East Church president of the charged that its just a case of noncooperation on the part of the According to the woman was dis charged a week ago after an in vestigation conducted by manage ment and a union When she returned to her job to day on orders from the manage the walkout was He emphasized that the action was not to be termed a Its just a he No pickets were stationed about the plant this This is an open shop and we protect those employees who do not belong to the union just as much as we do those who are un ion Hurd We Jaid off the a nonunion at the request of un ion committee and then investi gated the unions charges that she was not The charges did not hold up under the investi gation so we told the woman she could go back to I think the whole thing is a misunderstanding and can be worked About In Union Uuwn officials said that about 90 per cent of the employees of plaid belong to Local 1268 which hey said has membership ot aboil Oi that about 60 per cent are The fhift that left the plant this morn ing is one of three working at the present Company officials slated that they didnt know what percentage of the employeas belong lo the union but that the plant is not a closed Joseph AFL repre pledged the support of all AFI units in the county in the Hurd The union was get ting too powerful for hi and he wants to break it Mr Dillon stated that a pro posed maintenance of membership agreement with the company probably will be one of the points lo be settled before the employees return to The under such an would be maintained in its present strength with all new employees required to became union The dif ference between maintenance of membership and a closed shop is that under the former present employees who are not uniormembers would not be re quired to join ihe he Other minor differences be tween the union and management have occurred at intervals during the last several unionof ficials One of those dif ferences is an alleged differential in wage scales paid to tool room Turn to WALKOUT Page 9 BULLETINS 4 Senate Banking Committee ap proved today a drastically revised House bill authorizing the Presi dent to regulate and stabilize rents of residence and commercial prop erty controlled by war As the bill passed the House October it provided for control by the Office Price Administra tion of commercial rents any where in the United States and its 4 if Rubber Director William Jrf fers said today that any delay in bringing synthetic rubber factories into production would be dis astrous and that there were indi cations there would be some He told a joint congressional committee in a report Present indications are that the impact of competitive programs will cause a It is too early to say how much of 4 Boys Sent Home By Adrian Police Under Curfew Plan Members of the city police de partment had their first occasion last night to put into force the new official escort curfew policy for boys and girls under 16 years of age only on this occasion four boys were sent home because they lived outside the Two 15yearold Clayton boys found in a beer parlor at were ordered to go Another 15 year old boy from Jas per was ordered out of a pool room at 11 oclock while a fourth 15 year old boy of Route was sent home from a restauranU Adrian boys and girls under 16 years of age whoare found on the streets after 10 oclock on week nights or after 11 oclock on Fri day and Saturday nights will be taken home by officers and their parents will be asked to 10 GENIE Til Reardon Piersol Is Speaker on Pomona Program A resolution requesting the state legislature at its session be ginning in January to pass an act returning Michigan to the Central Standard Time zone was adopted by the Lenawee County Pomona Grange at its meeting held yester day in the Hudson Center Grange Michigan was moved from the Central zone lo the Eastern zone several eyars ago and when the war savings time was adopted it meant the clocks were two hours ahead of the original Central Standard Farmers find this a detriment in their work and combined with an increasing shortage of available threatens to curtail production of vitally needed food and feed next The Grange also went on record as favoring the appointment by Governorelect Harry Kelly of Charles Figy of as state commissioner of a widely known farmer and business was elected over seer of the Michigan State Grange at the convention held Adrian irf Reardon Piersol of Ann deputy state administrator war bonds was the speaker at the afternoon Piersol warned against overrconfidence and added we never have lost a Japan also never has lost a he been a nation of give mes butthe time has come now when we must give and give our our our ourselves if nec When the sailor comes home on furloughhe must be shown that we are solidly be We must quit crabbing about the sugar the gas rationing and everything The sugar rationing hasnt hurt any one and the rationing of other things wont hurt When we feel like lets just remember the boys on the fighting They are fighting to protect us and we on the home front must protect I say to you as I said many times when speaking in that the worker who strikes is as much of a traitor as would be the soldier who lay down his gun in the front line and refused to And no worker has yet taken ex ception to that statement He urged his hearers buy war bonds and more war bonds as one of the important things which all can you cant buy bonds and that new manure spreader throw it from a wagon with a he If are in you still can buy bonds because the bonds will help you pay your Sev per cent of soldiers and sailors sare buying bonds out of their meager pay and surely we at lome can do as weli The attendance cups were awarded toRome and Gorman The next meeting of the Pomona Grange will be held Jan uary 7 at Elks Buy Worth of Bonds After Initiation TheAdrian Lodge Elks and its members purchased worth of war bonds last night in connection wilh the initiation of six in a fight for free dom a national project ar by Those initiated last night were Russel LeRoy Robert George Leonard Adrian lodge purchased 000 worth of bondsduring the sale conducted by Charles Lenawee county chairman of war bond About 125 members at tended the meeting most of their purchases ranged from to 5100 Adrian lodge itself now owns worth of war Before the initiation and the sale of bonds the members enjoyed ailreeturkey Crisis Near In Utility Strike strike of employees of the Consumer PowerCompany which threatened to cripple war production in much of lower Michigan has beenavert it was announced this by the federal and state labor mediation Frederick War Labor Board mediator and Noel member of the State mediation Labor Board in a joint statement said that the disagreement on major issues of the dispute that caused a breakdown of negotia tions have been set By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS hour of crisis arrived today in the Con sumers Power Company labor dis pute threatening to cripple war production in much of lower Mich igan and disrupt civilian life of the Seeking to avert the scheduled strike at midnight of the CIOs Utility Workers Organizing Com negotiators resumed con ferences after failing to reach a settlement in a nightlong A recess in the parleys was call ed at with the an nouncement that they would be Last Sundaythe Michigan Slate Joint Utility Workers Council CIO voted to call the strike in 19 Michigan cities to enforce de mands for wage concessions and a union shop Electrical and in some instances gas would be Many of the cities are engaged in vital war The War La bor represented in the ne said there danger of Irreparable harm to the war effort from a strike and directed that no effort be spared for a A report of came from the conference room shortly after Progress is being said Frederick Bullen of War Labor Board There is nothing in this situa he to justify a work stoppage At the same Herman R president of the UWOC warne that danger of a strike is still Turn to STRIKE Page 9 Magnesium Fabricators Pro poses to Remodel for Mexicans Arrangements virtually have been completed by the Lenawee county fair association and Mag nesium Fabricators for converting two and possibly four buildings at the fair grounds into barracks and living quarters for the use of new Magnesium Ralph fair association said to According to the Mag nesium through Howard general pro poses to lease the Merchants Building and also the dining hall onthe west side of the Dean Street grounds for the duration of the Plans call forthe re modeling of Merchants Build ing into about 30 onerroom apart The dining hall will be used lor community cooking pur Tiie indications are that the Grange Hall also will be remod eled into dormitory quarters for about 40 single men and there is possibility that the horticulture building also may be converted into housing Committee Named and a committee of fair board directors composed of Harry Joseph Witt and Bert McCoimick is handling negotiations for the fair associa Emery told Tew said that the Magnesium company had been ordered to in crease the production of airplane parts and that about 150 more em were There jusi isnt any place in Adrian to put The plans call for bringing some of the Mexican families at Blissfield to Adrian work in the plant The remodeling work and the of it will be handled by the Magnesium Tew and Floyd Adrian now is preparing ie plans will be approved by fair directors before work Fair officials met Wednesday with Commissioner Adelbert Smith the water board and Billings of the Chamber of Commerce to discuss the project and to make plans for water and sewer facilities on the Turn to BARRACKS Page 9 DANSARD DEAD 4 assistant to the dep utystate highway died suddenly of a stroke today in his home on Lake Erie seven miles north of Dansard has been associated with the highway department since 1933and former ly was chief of the Upper Penin sula Surviving are his two and two AUCTIONS Public northwest See on Market Germans Launch Repeated CounterAttacks But They Are All Repulsed NAZI LINES PENETRATED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ger mans were reported rushing ill trained reserves into action on the central front east of Velikie Lulci and west of Rzhev today in a des perate but futile effort to stop a Russian offensive knifing deep into the Nazi Front line dispatches said many of the German infantry units being thrown into the fray were hastily formed from the ranks of techni engineers or air force ground crews and were led by pu pils and teachers from officers training The midday communique of the Soviet Information Bureau said the Germans were launching re peated counterattacks on the cen tral front but declared they were all repulsed and that the Red ar mys offensive was Large quantities of booty were captured by the advancing Russian the bulletin The same communique also spoke of German counterattacks in the Stalingrad but the invaders were thrown with a loss of some S50 For the third successive day ihe Soviet Information in its early morning an nounced that Russian troops had the Germans from a stra tegic height on the left bank of Ihe Don northwest of where the Red army is trying to push southward and encircle the Nazi forces besieging the The strongly was overrun in fierce handto hand fighting in which the Ger mans lost 300 10 blockhouses and five the Russians Germans Killed Southwest of where the Red army is reaching out an other encircling Russian troops were said to have killed 200 Germans and destroyed 28 13 tanks and SO trucks in continuing offensive op Inside Stalingrad the bul letin Soviet troops dislodged the Germans from a number of buildings in the northern factory area and wiped out a comoanv of mUiif Chile In the sTonthern outskirts of the city they captured a Nazi strongpoint covering the enemy flank in that Hundreds of Germans were left dead on the field of the communique The Russian air mean was reported to have de stroyed 50 German planes in the Stalingrad sector including 40 big transports used for ferrying re inforcements to the Ony last Sunday the Russians reported the destruction of 46 such trans On the vital central where a mounting Soviet offensive threatens the whole German posi the Russians saidthey had overcome stubborn enemy resist ance to make a new advance west of which is 130 miles north west of Unit broke through a strongly fortified defense line ana came out to a branch railway line capturing the area of the station the communique Another unit cleared the Germans out of several inhabited anni hilating German officers and men and destroying six tanks and 150 War Production Center Tied Up By Bus Strike industrial center with em ployees engaged in turning out war was without bus trans portation because of an unauthor ized strike of bus Matt J president of the Peoples Transport said The effect of the strike ranges as high as 10 per cent in absences of to one plant reporting no absences Sharetheride plans havereliev ed what might have proved a crit ical factory personnel managers The bus company president said that 35 busses were prevented from starting morning trips at when the drivers refused lo go although told to go to work by leaders of Teamsters and Chauf feurs Sharetheride plans at Continen tal Motors provide adequate trans portation for many and this also quick to arrange for B and C gas rationing rooks for Quite a few were late at Conti nental this according to the personnel Bennett Pumps Division of John Wood Manufacturing re cent recipients of ArmyNavy E reported that not a single employee had failed to report for personnel said this was due to three that 30 per cent of the employees were within walking distance of the another 30 per cent were in sharetheride plans and the balance were ade quately furnished with gas ration ing Mass For New Showdown In North Africa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and British troops massed for a new showdown with Axis forces in Tu nisia today after a bitter 48hour battle in which they repulsed a se ries of desperate German attempts to recapture key points on the ap proaches to Tunis and An Allied spokesman in North Africa declared that losses in the past two days had been heavy on both sides and that the edge in the impending test of slrength will go to the one who regains his strength more The scene of action was the tri angle formed by the towns of Te Djedeida and sit uated astride the vital railway be tween Tunis and Knowing that control of this tri angle is the key to the whole sit uation in the Germans made an allout attempt to eject the Allies but the spokes man though Djedeida 12 miles northwest hands several At he Allied troops are holding the western part of that town and are in control of both Tebourba and Te bourba is about 20 miles west of Tunis and 35 miles south of Bi while Mateur is 12 miles south of The Allied spokesman estimated that the Germans have about 000 combat troops in the battle area and said it was evidentthey intend to stay in Tunisia until the last possible The Germans always have de rided the British for he and maybe they are out to prove they are ready to die for the The Nazis hurled strong armored forces into action in their attempts to oust Ihe Allies from Tebourba and and the field was dotted with wrecked tanks when the smoke of battle the spokesman An Allied communique described the second and final German coun terattack near Tebourba as even heavier lhan the assault the Nazis launched there the day before and said it was repulsed with consider able destruction of enemy equip See MEDITERRANEAN Page 9 Not to Make 4 Irips on the nations in the opinion of army and railroad should be held to a mini mum by the general public during the holiday from 12 to In a radio forum last the oficials urged civilians not to plan any unnecessary railroad trips dur ing the month period because of the increasing strain on existing railroad equipment in the war ef They emphasized that there would be no rationing of railroad They said that if the general aublic adhered lo their Lhe railroads during the holiday season could give preference to official troop movements military personnel going home for Christ mas and returning to camp to families visiting relatives in and for civilian travelers engaged war if these groups come other civilians must u in convenienced to some said Hugh chairman of the Western Passenger its necessary for us to ask the general public to think twice even three making plans for pleasure trips during the period of 12 to deputy Jhief of the traffic control army transportation said that 15 per cent of the day coaches and one half of the sleeping cars in the country were being used for trans porting approximately troops Allied Losses Small in Push On North Africa casualties in the occupation of North Africa were very small ac cording to announcements made here and in Washington According to reports received by the Associated Press the American naval transports had been lightered oi their troops and all their equipment when they were These disclosures were made along with the report that 16 na val including five naval transports were lost out of an es timated 850 vessels participating in the Allied warships lost in the orig inal Allied movement on Morocco and the Admiralty included the small British aircraft carrier three two a a minesweep an antiaircraft a depot ship and the corvette The toil of Allied naval vessels and transports in the hot fighting that occurred at several points was described in the House of Com mons as considerably smaller than expected and far than the American Cruiser Is Sunk As Japs Fail Again To Land Reinforcements On Guadalcanal Fear President Roosevelt Might Make Peace Without Consulting Congress 4 fear that President Roosevelt might make a peace settlement af ter the war without consulting Congress was held before the Sen ate today by opponents of legisla tion to turn United States property in Panama over to that A minority attack on the admin istration for not having submitted the Atlantic the pact among 26 nations to refrain from making a separate and oth er international agreements to the Senate for ratification grew out of yesterdays discussion of a joint resolution authorizing the Panama Senator Johnson RCalif was expected to conclude debate in op position to the resolution with the administration confident of its Opponents held the transfer should have been sub mitted in a requiring rati fication by twothirds vote of the rather than by legislation which requires only a majority vote of both Senator Taft ROhio declared that unless Congress curbs what he called an administration tendency to make international arrange ments by executive agreement we may find it reaching an interna tional settlement without any con sultation with Congress or the peo Senator Clark DMo said a friend told him it was common talk in the state department that instead of submitting a peace trea ty to Congress at the end of the present arrangements would be concluded by executive agree On the other Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky said he had heard no suggestion that such a course was even under con while asserting he con curred in the principles of the At lantic charter and the mutual aid agreement among the 26 united na declared they represented a statement of policy and were not binding on He and Senator Danaher R Conn expressed apprehension that executive agreements might be used for the lowering of protective tar iffs after the In connection with the Panama Senator Vandenberg R Mich yesterday called for a clari fication of the State Departments role in committing the United States in international He asked Chairman Connally DTex of the Senate foreign re lations committee particularly whether he could indicate to what extent the State Department is committing the United States in plans for the ultimate peace treaty after the present Connally replied that the State Department or nobody else can bind the United States government with obligations regarding settle ment of the war and that any agreements entered into with oth er countries were subject to the ap proval of BARGE LOST FEAM8DEAD terse hands day told Ihe fate of 18 crew mem bers after the Cle broke up and raising to 32 the toll in a double disaster on icy Lake The lifejacketed bodies of eight of the Clevecos crew were found steal ax pil slick late nearly 18 hours after the vessel was last This led owners to conclude the crew went down with the which was carrying barrels of oil to eastern war In all probability all hands on board have been the ownei3 Boats and planes continued co day a search for the bodies of seamen still The Ad while towing the sank Wednesday with loss of her 14man Both vessels were operated by Cleveland for its the Allied Oil The double disaster the worst on the Great Lakes since date the car ferry Milwaukee and the freighter Wisconsin sank in Lake Michigan with a loss of 68 Liquidation Of WPA Ordered President Roosevelt today ordered complete liquidation of Ihe Work Projects The in a letter to Ma jor General Philip Federal Works Adminif said the WPA rolls had greatly de creased through the tremendous increase in private assisted by the training and reem ployment efforts of its own organ to a point where a national work relief program is no longer Roosevelt ordered the clos ing out of all project operations in many states by February and in other states as soon there after as By taking this the Pres ident said in his letter which he read his press will be no need project funds for the Work Projects Ad ministration in the budget for the next fiscal Roosevelt said certain groups of workers still on relief rolls may have to be given assist ance by the states and localities Others would be able to find work on farms or in industry at prevail ing rates of pay as private employ ment continues to Some of the present certified war he may have to be taken over by other units uf the Federal Works Agency or by other departments of the federal State or lo cal projects should be closed out by completing useful units of such projects or by arranging for the sponsors to carry on the With these considerations in I agree that you should di rect the prompt liquidation of the affairs of the Work ProjectsAd thereby conserving a large amount ofthe funds priatedto Barney Ross Proves Self Real Champ MARINE FRONT Guad yP the game little fighting man who lost two worlds championships and never cried We wuz robbed today holds the greatest title he ever Hs was called a damned good Ma rine by his captain after an over here on For his undaunted show of hero ism in standing guard over three wounded comrades and blazing away in defiance although it was almost certain death to remain ex posed to a hidden machinegun Private Ross is now a corpor and he has been recommended for the Navy Cross or the Army Distinguished Service LeBlanc of the commander of Rosss com story to me as we sat at the edge of a foxhole 300 yards from a Japinfested a hell of a good LeBlanc started After accomplishing its mission in covering an infantry regiment Rosss patrol was hit suddenly by heavy ambushed maehinegun Three men refused to leave the LeBlanc contin They were Private Barney Ross of Guar nett from some Arkansas and Leo a New Jer sey These three stood guard over the wounded all Ross was in one foxhole with three wound ed ministering their needs as much as possible and keeping up rifle and Tommygun fire be tween Shortly after two in fantrymen armed with another and a Garand rific with plenty of ammunition tum bled into Rosss It was cramped with three men and three so Ross took do ing all the firing during the As the infantrymen loaded and reloaded the Tommyguns and the Ross kept his head above Between firing he kept shqut ing to the Jap nest Come out and you I figured Ross fired at least 450 He killed seven Japs for and probably recovering from the effects of the adventure at a base hospi had only this to addr This damned arthritis is giving me Thats what makes us cham TO LEAVE SATURDAY Lenawee draft registrants who were accepted for the Army after final physical examinations in De troit October 24 will end the fur lough which was granted to them and leave for Fort Custer tomor The men are to meet at the Short Way bus station on West Church Street at oclock to morrow morning and the bus will leave for Creek at Those from the same in duction group who were held over Detroit for further examination will leave for active duty Monday They are to and depart the same schedule as the OF JAP ARE LOST 9 More Enemy Warships Are Destroyed By Navys Guns By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ing another major Japanese effort 10 bolster their tired and dwindling ranks on Guadalcanal Unit ed States warships have destroyed nine more enemy vessels with an estimated loss of thousands of Japanese Two Japanese a car go ship and six escorting warships were sent to the bottom of the Solomon Islands the navy reported late when the enemy armada blundered into an American naval trap under cover of darkness Monday The attempted landing was com pletely the navy Only a few rescued from life rafts the next reached Guadalcanal as The including probably to troops on the ap parently were One American cruiser was sunk in the nocturnal sea battle and other vessels were dam the communique But among the Mikados sunken war the navy listed four destroy ers and two other ships which eith er were cruisers or heavy de the tropical waters around the Solomons now envelope at least 51 enemy vessels as a result of the latest Eighty more were in the probably sunk or dam aged The American shipping toll since the marine invasion of Guadal canal in early August is now 25 vessels Five others were damaged by enemy action up to Monday nights Wipe Up More Japs as American forces enlarged their Guadalcanal position by wiping up more Japanese de Douglas MacAr thurs planesraided Koepang at the southwest tip of Portuguese Timor yesterday and damaged or destroyed 18 enemy bombers and three Following up the previous days aerial attack over northeast New Suinea where the enemy lost 23 Zero the raiders from Aus tralia caught the Japanese nap Many of the foes craft were destroyed before they had a chance to get into the The battering of the Japanese armada off the north shore of Guadalcanal apparently represent ed round 3 of the Solomons Secretary of Navy Knox predicted a return of the enemy fleet after its terrific defeat of which he termed round 2 in the battle ofthe Twentyeight Japanese ships were destroyed in that battle and 10 more were damaged in an un successful attempt to reinforce Japanese troops on Guadalcanal and recapture the airfield from the The story of the second United States naval victory in little more than two weeks was briefly told in the navy The it said was interrupted in his attempt to reinforce and supply his troops on the island and no landing was The rescued Japanese sailors who managed to get ashore in Ameri can custody said they were off the destroyer believed to be a was first with the report of a Imperial headquarters at Tokyo broadcast that a fierce attack by a Japa nese torpedo attack flotilla sank an American a cruiser of the Augusta type and two de Japans according to was merely one War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS navy scores another big destroying nine more Jap vessels including six destroyers in night battle off Guadalcanal that also costs foe to troops with landing of reinforcements NEW slight cas ualties to allied troops slay 450 Japs in Gona area as they tighten noose around BunaGona Airmen blast Jap base at Dutch destroying or damaging 21 battle still impends as allies crush series of desperate German attempts to re capture key points at Bizerte Losses heavy Allied airmen con tinueblows at Axis report last Ger mans ousted from north area of Don river elbow above new piercing of Nazi lines west of Rzhev on blizzardswept central where Nazis rush illtrained reserves into ;