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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Adrian, Michigan Adrian daily Tel fair not much change in temperature w december 1943 Price 4 is before onslaughts of theaus Means press drive to push enemy from Huon Peninsula of North East new Guinea Supply area is pounded by the associated press Southwest Pacific Allied 4 strategic juncture of Jungle trails forming the line of japanese re is tottering before Austral Ian forces pressing a Campaign to drive the enemy from the Huon Peninsula of northeastern new aussie elements advancing from the South have reached a Point within half a mile of the native Village and old Mission station after investing outlying Settle ment of a australian Force made fresh Progress against a Mountain redoubt resembling captured by pushing along a River Bank from captured five Miles East on the Ware is More than 10 Miles Northwest of Finsch stiff fighting was reported by Douglas Macarthur head quarters the australians brought up artillery to blast defensive supporting the ground a score of Mitchells and marauders pounded the enemy Supply area near Kam Lapidu Point North of Bonga on 1 that same More than 50 covered by heavily bombed and strafed Bor Gen Bay on nearby new Britain flying in formations of six to they set fires among barges and Supply dumps with 63 tons of in the Northern More than 100 dauntless dive bombers and Avenger torpedo bombers struck Southeast of the american beachhead at Empress Augusta Bay at two Aird Romes which japanese engineers had managed to get Back in fifty seven tons of bombs hit the Kara Field on Dougain Villes South coast and the nearby Island strip of the participating 200 sorties made Dur ing which no enemy interception was encountered for the 10th successive thus kept Dougain the 40th Day in a n in the face of antiaircraft fire which Cost one other daunt Lesses and avengers blasted gun positions South of the Beach head in the seme sector where marines staged a today destructive raid on enemy Supply concentrations and killed More than 200 pupils Aid in paper Salvage drive two and a Quarter tons of scrap paper were col leafed at the Garfield and Junior High schools this week in a renewed Effort to get enough waste paper to keep the simplex paper Mills operate Salvage officials announced the drive was continued yesterday in the new Lin Coln and marys shown left to Are Jerry Frank Larry Burch and Mary Alice Laiman of the Garfield school sort ing out that schools paper the paper collected probably will be used in the manufacture of live ammunition the nations paper Industry has asked for tons of scrap paper within the next 90 Days for that pupils have been asked to bring their family waste especially newspapers and to they will also take care of Homes having no school age children if the initial pickups Are the collection will be conducted regularly at the schools every two will rescind strike vote 4 trolley and bus who ten Days ago voted to strike on de Cember 24 unless the War labor Board reconsidered its disapproval of a contract wage have decided to rescind their the members of division 732 of the amalgamated association of Street electric railway and motor coach employees of America voted at a special meeting last night not to go through with the projected the strike was decided on 24 after the regional web rejected a wage in crease agreed to by the Union and the Georgia Power president of the local said the local would Appeal the web decision and ask reconsideration on the basis additional evidence and of unparalleled fuel crisis faces Ickes tells Congress 4 terror Secretary Ickes has told Congress that the country faces a fuel crisis unparalleled in its his tory As a result of the loss of tons of Coal production through miners he made this it was Learned in asking for a special supplemental appropriation to carry out a plan of allocating available Coal supplies this the Senate subcommittee on deficiency appropriations approved the District allocation offices would be set up in 65 cities under Ickes in a letter to the subcommittee Ickes office said the latest series of in late october and Early Cut Coal production tons on top of a production loss of tons during earlier work stoppages growing out of the contract dispute Between John Lewis United mine workers and this presents a fuel crisis unparalleled in the history of the the letter this further loss at this time of year necessitates an almost thorough going allocation of allocation will involve such diversions of Coal As May be necessary to meet the most critical critical needs can be met Only by such diversions and allocations and the thorough understanding by Consumers of the need for every possible 1els Oei ails 4 possibility that entirely new meth ods of assaulting japanese Island strongholds in the Pacific May have to be developed arose today As experts studied the lessons of it took tons of millions of rounds of machine gun american killed and wounded to exterminate the japanese who held a Mil Square spot of land in the Gilbert Island the japanese had built their emplacements and Strong Points Down into the Flat terrain of Betio Island at in Many cases setting the structures almost flush with the that these structures were of immense strength is attested v the fact that they withstood says was the most intense bomb ing and shelling in the history of the personnel that manned them in some through the to pour a murderous fire into the Ameri cans As they battled their Way a a Marine corps combat Corre master technical ser Geant Jim disclosed that in some instances flame throwers were necessary to kill the enemy in his Concrete and log spots presumably batted by the hours of crashing Shell and bomb who landed with the at commented that some King seemed to have Gono wrong in tie that naval and air bombardment was expected to either kill or numb All defenders and that when the americans landed they found japanese instead of the expected Secretary in addition to telling of the resistance of the enemy Bombproof to the terrific reported that two other factors were involved in the Cost of taking the an unexpected situation arose when changing wind and tide conditions resulted in a water level lower than anticipated Over the reefs which skirt Betio swarming in from the grounded on the reels hanging were exposed to heavy fire from Shore Aerial he can not provide All the information needed in planning an attack apparently the prime source of in formation available to the attack ers in the laying of those who saw the need for a new technique in Island attack noted that the Tough defences in the Gilbert islands were built Only re since the japanese occupied the British mandated group after Pearl turn to Page 8 food dealers will seek classification As essential Industry food distribution in Adrian and Lenawee county has become a serious problem and merchants Are desirous of becoming classified As an essential Industry to retain their notice to this effect is announced by the retail food com Mittee of the chamber of com Merce which today is sending let ters to All dealers to attend a meet ing at the City Hall wednesday at the problems of the food Mer chants of the county will be Laid before Sirrine of area director of the War Man Power at this meeting with the Hope that he May be Able to assist being placed in the essential occupation category would not Only Aid the merchants but the general Public from the standpoint of better store staffs have been riddled recently by losses to the military service and to War one Large store opened one Day this week with one clerk familiar with the operation of a Cash r 4 new records in the production of warships and planes were set in grand 4 Western Michigan was on the Alert today for apprehension of a 20 november and the rate of output year old former Asylum inmate is increasing in by the end of this month approximately 1943 Mode warplanes will have rolled off the Assembly lines and the goal for next year Likely will be raised to about the accelerating Pace of plane production reached a total of 789 for november or one every five the War production Board announced and plane builders need Only to main Tain their present rate of increase to lop the Mark in Decem at same time it was announced by Secretary of the Navy Knox that about a dozen new aircraft carriers of All types were among the record Quarter million tons of naval Craft turned out last by this week Knox the 1943 program of 260 new de Stroyer escort vessels will be com bringing the total built to around he previously had said the Navy has 40 carriers of All but whether these included the dozen completed in november was not made meanwhile the House naval committee reported out a Bill authorizing the additional expenditure of on West coast naval installations to Speed the flow of men and materials to Pacific War december plane added to the eleven month total of already rolled would bring the years total to at least and the annual rate of production to about planes a turn to production Page 8 wanted in connection with the fatal shootings of his father and 77 year old the which had failed to reveal any Trace of the Young Man at an Early was set in motion yesterday afternoon with the discovery of the killing of Fred and his Minnie Albert chief inspector of Wil berts whom he described As a former inmate of the Kalama zoo state was being sought for state police raided and Young Wilberts description was police said that lie had disappeared from his Rooming House and had left no word with his Coroner Simeon who con ducted a postmortem last said the killer had used a Cali Bre Wilbert had been shot in the Chest and Arm and Wilbert in the heart and a who was divorced seven years lived with his daughter Dolores and his Mother in the lower half of a two family House in a Middle class inspector Scheiern described Young Wilbert As mentally ill and said he had run away three times from the Kalamazoo state Hospital since his original commitment in connection with suspected assault in he declined to discuss the mat Ter beyond saying that the police had not known of Wilberts pres ence in the on his last pre Vious escape Wilbert was returned to the Hospital july Scheiern red army closes in on Shlobin the press red army sloshing Forward through Snow and were closing in from two directions to Day important German held fail and communications Hub atthe juncture the Gomel Minsk rail Way sin far to the South other soviet forces plunged deeper into German line West Otheir Dnieper River Bridgehead below arid hurled Back fierce counterattacks aimed atthe upriver soviet Posi tons in the Cherkass a rus Sian communique there was no mention in the soviet bulletin regarding develop ments in the Kiev where the germans sit astride newly Recap tured Zhitomi and Korostek on the Leningrad Odessa but Lin broadcasts said there had been no clash of major importance in that rain soaked area for the past 30 u to Kossovsky White Clad troops were raising with the railway network of arid the army Bih Munique said More than populated places were overrun in fridays steady Advance key Points taken in this two pronged at enveloping were Sver Jen and Dovsky to the North and Solta Novka and Taraya Rudnyai to the the latter town is Only nine Miles from a rail Junction Dovsky is a Junction on the Gomel mogilev and Rogacheva Oslav rail 18 of Roga Sver Jen lies seven Miles fur ther the fighting tenaciously to hold these guardian Strong Points of their important rail lost the soviet bulletin said recording 700 enemy dead in one salient an additional 800 were killed in fighting elsewhere in the than soviet civilians ear marked for slave labor inside Ger Many were the communique in the Dnieper Bend soviet troops were said to have blasted their Way Westward 15 Miles to reach the move ment apparently was designed to relieve the pressure on soviet units in the Cherkass 70 Miles to the Here numerous nazi Page s reported German asks Price of milk 4 Michigan milk distributors league disclosed today it is ask ing the office of Price administration to order a statewide in crease in retail milk prices aver aging a cent a Briggs of the said he expected the in crease would be granted and that it would Range from a half cent a quart in some areas to a cent and a half in Briggs said that with possibly few exceptions the increase would be passed on to and that it was necessary avoid increasing milk he said the league opposed suggestions for a statewide Price because what would be fair in one Market area would be unfair in another and would do Little to relieve milk Stalin Roosevelt Churchill 1 h Coni Terence concluded in say s Moscow radio 1r for by the associated press action to1 shorten the War by weeks or arid a dramatic ultimatum to the German people to throw off fascism and or else face Are the explosive results expected from the conference of president prime minister Church ill and marshal this was Washington reaction to the Moscow radio announce ment that the big three had completed their extraordinary sessions at Teheran and that a statement would be perhaps to outlining the military and political probably no pronouncement of this War has awaited with such intense and inter for to the extent that it fore shadows action on the fighting fronts and in the Battle of it May furnish Clear clues to the time and nature of the mighty blows now in preparation against the fortress of a hint that even greater Offen Sives to the russian front itself May be in store came from chair Man Connally Tex of ate foreign relations who said in a radio address thurs Day night that As a result of the big three meeting the armies of Russia will be strengthened and her Campaign will be buttressed and beyond a one of the major topics of discussion was the projected Anglo american in Vasion of Western which the russians have been urging Al most from the Day that the United states was precipitated into two years ago next those most familiar with the russian assented to Allied statesmen and military believe that Stal turn to Washington Page 8 density of Jungle hindering South american rubber output Home on sick pock Lington tells of problems faced by workers crude the life blood of armies that March on is coming out of South America through the efforts United states technicians and production experts but not without an Ever lasting Battle against the dense tropical a continual Strug Gle inadequate transportation facilities and the loss of num Erous Home on sick leave for six or seven Ronald Pocklington of senior production expert with the reconstruction Fin Ance corporations rubber Reserve tells in vivid detail some of the obstacles that must be overcome in bringing rubber from the head Waters of the Amazon to the sea Pocklington suffered a leg injury last july that was slow in after spending some Lime in South american hospitals he obtained a leave to come Home for he will enter the naval Hospital in Detroit next week for observation and treat How rubber the get from South America this year the estimates vary the totals can not be but the production will be Only a Small fraction of the or tons that the nation is requiring each year to maintain its War machine and to Supply a minimum of rubber for civilian what rubber is will be of great value for mixing with synthetic Haven conquered Jungle Why Arent getting More rub Ber from South a continent that has millions of wild rubber after of Survey and development the answer is the White All of his sex equipment and ability has been Able to conquer the the rubber is there but to reach it and transport it to civilization has been a prime for several months during the last year Pocklington has Field Headquarters at a Small native Village of thatched huts in northeastern Bolivia near the brazilian he spoke eng Lish Only on those occasions when plane Crews brought in the rest of the time it was Portu Guese and his House Hail the Only running water in a Village of some 700 the water Supply consisted of a gasoline drum on two natives kept the drum filled with water from the River Means of a hand the main office of rubber Reserve Bolivia is Mountain Ous Only Mere 500 or 600 airline Miles tons Field office at but what a 500 the distance can be travelled in three or four hours by to make the same trip by boat requires from three to five depending on the condition of the a trip Over land from Cochabamba to Guay Aramein requires from four to five the Jungle is that transportation is that Dif the average Pocklington Doest realize the vastness of South America or the remoteness of the wild rubber just think of the Ama Zon River is navigable by Ocean going steamships for a distance of Miles into the of that River car goes first Are transferred from the Ocean ships smaller River ships hauling 100 or 200 then Are transferred again to smaller boats hauling 25 or 50 supplies either must be taken by Canoe and Small boats or hauled by plane the remaining Miles into the its a never ending you cant Send natives out for rubber until arrangements have been made for food and the natives know the conditions in the Interior and they wont go out until Defi Nite arrangements have been made for communication and theres practically no food in the the Rivers have lots of of them have never had a fish Hook dropped in there is Little game and no fruit or the workers must be fed and sometimes the fare has been pretty the wild ducks Are Tough and you like Alligator some of the native tribes in the Interior resent intrusion of rubber we have had 15 native workers killed arrows in the last Alt of through the the wild tribes use six or seven foot bows and arrows fiver six feet you dont pull one those arrows Oil turn to rubber Page 3 associated press Allied Al Clarks fifth army has smashed wedge into German defences after the heaviest artillery and Aerial bombardment of the italian Campaign had pulverized Many Strong Points and has driven ahead two Miles along the via Catilina toward head quarters announced the Algiers radio the fifth army had taken the important town of about seven Miles Southwest of on the Adriatic the British eighth army knifing ahead toward the Back door to approached the outskirts of san 16 Miles below the port of and also up the towns of Treglio Orsogna and All Inland country beyond the Sangro the farthest Point of Advance in is about eight Miles beyond the British and american troops of the fifth army launched their full scale offensive on Mountain positions sides of the via a main Road to on thursday it was the aimed inthe direction of drove the germans from the important Camino and Maggiore West of front line dispatches an Raf statement reported that several German prisoners taken when the British smashed the Low Ersan Gro River line had gone in sane from the effects of the relent less Allied bombings and most of the others were shaken and exhausted from the ceaseless bombing which Pace the enemy demoralized terrific demoralization of the enemy troops was about by the incessant air the statement roads cratered by Bridges blown numerous disabled or shattered trucks and guns and nearby Graves also bore witness to the effects of the the state ment after taking san the Brit new zealand and Indian troops pushed on to 11 Miles be Low while further Inland the advancing army captured the important German defense town of the communique the fifth army powerful thrust hurled germans Back another Mil Sand gained important High important positions near Monte four Rii Iles Southwest of were taken by fifth army infantry which also captured an air communique1 said that German planes raided the Southern Adriatic port City of Bart thurs Day causing damage and a Nurnbe of Affini aircraft shot Down null Ger Man planes during the course of Allied included heavy bomber attacks on the Casale Airfield and assaults on Dalmatian Points German Communia Tionson Dombrowsky counsel asks new trial 4 ing state Stanley Dom Browski did not realize what he was doing when he pleaded guilty to a charge he gave perjured Testi Mony to a grand jury investigating the his counsel moved today to have his 3h to 15 years prison sentence vacated and a hew trial the Appeal was addressed by mail to circuit judge Charles the sentencing by Frank Detroit at who asked for a hearing on it next Friday at 11 Schemanske contended Dom Browski thought he was pleading guilty to contempt of court he is not guilt of perjury that he was not represented by counsel at the time and was Given no Opportunity to obtain counsel that he did not realize valid defences were open to him that the charge was phrased in vague language and therefore is void that it was not drawn in the form required by Law that the court erred in failing to obtain a probation officers re port on the Case before pronoun cing sentence and no proper Tran script of proceedings was kept by the judge Hayden said a commit ment order for Dombrowski was signed last night and sheriff Allen Macdonald indicated that Dom Browski would leave jail for prison about 9 the legislators sentence grew from his repudiation of testimony he had Given to circuit judge Leland Carrs Oneman grand jury investigating charges of legislative by rats tacit is by tub associated Eress y 4 the Raf bomber tricking the germans with a Well timed shift of sent Mosquito roaring Over scorched Berlin and heavy bombers fainting at the nazi Capi Tal last then struck with devastating effect at the great Ger Man trading and railway Center of Leipzig where Long tons of explosives were the deception Drew off the great majority of German night fighters which Rose once More to give Bat the when a part of blockbusting squadrons headed for the expiring then just As the main attack seemed about to break the major armadas streaked South Ward 90 Miles and hit from Liere the nazis have been trying to Succour the capital with food and the operation Cost 24 compared with the previous night when 41 failed to return from a attack on the nazi first reports indicate the bomb ing was concentrated and effect the bulletin Mosquito bombers hit Berlin in conjunction with the Leipzig while fighters slashed enemy airfields Over a wide area and mines were Laid in enemy reports from Berlin through Neutral countries said that three of berlins biggest bakeries had been destroyed in thursday nights As Sault and that bread now was com ing in from Leipzig and Magde berlins Funk aus broadcasting situated in the far West end of the was a swedish Dis Patch and an eyewitness reaching Stockholm reported there was hardly anything left of the Borough of also in the West turn to raids Page 8 War at a glance by the associated press meet ing of Roosevelt and Churchill Moscow radio says As world awaits announcement disclosing its significance for Ger Aib heavy bombers paste German Industrial As Mosquito bombers at tack Berlin army sweeps past 100 villages in two pronged drive toward Dnieper Bend forces push ahead 15 army takes three towns in Advance toward Sari fifth army takes strategic Heights in two mile Huon Peninsula of new Guinea for possible invasion of new Allied bombers continue to Pound Jap installations i fighting at Changten China Advance in push to encircle japs in Rice bowl Are expected soon Moscow radio announced today that the Long awaited Stalin Roosevelt Churchill conference has been concluded at and in London it was expected that historic decisions applying both to the Battlefield and to political questions would be made Public very the declaration which will surely present faltering the Choice of unconditional surrender or surrender certain bloody defeat history great est land and air offensive s Only completion of arrangement for its simultaneous release at All three British and american authorities were understood to be in Confer ence on Moscow broadcast that the conference actually has been held waste gun of what is expected to be biggest barrage yet aimed by the Allie sat the apprehensive Axis in a nerve War a result of the thursday night broadcast by u senator Tom Connally and the subsequent Moscow announcement Attiat conference actually had been the decisions doubtless will be published earlier than originally1 in considerations for the safety of Premier a r s h a 1 Joseph president Roosevelt prime minister the main Rea son for delaying an were by the Moscow radio it said the Heads of the three great Allied Powers met a few Days the announcement the made la an official soviet news Agency Broad cast for provincial russian said a Day Sago a conference took place Bethleen leaders three Allied Powers or siderite prime minis Ter Churchill and Premier diplomatic and military representatives took part in the at the questions on the conduct of the War against Germany Werg discussed As Well As a number of political corresponding decisions were adopted which will be made Public the announcer introduced the statement thus i am about to broadcast a statement to be inserted in every he read it at dictation Speed arid then once at Ordinary Speed for checking the Moscow scoop of an which had been expected since the Quebec conference in August and the october meeting of Secretary of state Cordett British foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and soviet foreign commissar Vyacheslav Molotov in caught both official Lon Don and Washington neither capital had any news for immediate the soviet Monitor said that full details of the conference might be announced Between noon and 2 Eastern War time Basing his prediction on the Custo Mary routine of the Moscow radio when announcing future Broad since he did not take into account any special arrangements which might have been made to release such an important an his How was a purely personal Obser official communique in the absence of an official it was believed that these Steps probably will Stem from the conference a formal ultimatum to the German people to overthrow hit Ler and his nazis or take the Brunt of the growing Allied War bigger Aerial blows on Ger especially the promised second involving Allied land operations on the synchronized with developments on the Eastern front and in the decisions on the diplomatic front might include a bid to Axis satellites to abandon a plan for the occupation and policing of a Broad outline on How the peace May be kept eur Tadeusz polish foreign told the associated press his government was urgently hoping such a conference would also produce an understanding Ca Pable of forming the basis for fix Ture cordial collaboration by the soviet Union and it was believed that the chief concern of the Parley entered on military since All three leaders Are fully aware the allies still face a formidable whose Power in some ways be comes More cortisol dated As his air Mies withdraw into a turn to conference Page 8 auctions livestock and Al auction see on Market

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