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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change in Temperature Weather Details ob Page DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 DAKAR IS TURNED OVER TO ALLIES TAKE PLEDGE TO KEEP Strikers On Outside Boo and Shout With Bond Meeting Under Way CONFERENCE SET TODAY With 50 or 75 striking members of Machinists Local of the AFL standing on the outside booing and shouting almost 200 employees of the Kurd Lock Manufacturing tears streaming down the faces of many of solemnly repeated a pledge on the inside yesterday aft ernoon to keep the supply lines moving to the four corners of the world in defense of our The occasion was a war bond meeting at which Reardon Piersol of Ann district chairman of war bond was the After Picrsols talk many of the workers authorized larger pay de ductions for the purchase of more war Practically every Kurd worker had authorized some pay deduction previously for war bond The demonstrators outside the plant entrance could not hear He was speaking to the employees who had remained at Not on World Tour The men who have gone out to the tour corners of the world to protect you taking a world Piersol Theyre out there serving in the Army and Navy and the Marines for a Theyre not getting over time or extra Theyre doing it because they believe in this country and because they believe in They expect you to back them 100 per Tom this soldier standing beside is home on fur lough but hes going back in a few Hes going back to go for ready to live die for you or me with a smile on his There are only two sides to the Youre either for us or youre against us II you ever anyone say anything against this flag tell them to shut up for theyre only talking for Tom Liv ingston hasnt any round trip ticket back Next year or the year after we dont want anyone to home and say I lost this leg or I lost this arm because you folks back home didnt get the stuff to We wouldnt feel very good about that would Im going to ask those of you who are so inclined to repeat this pledge after The which was repeated by the entire group follows Ill stay on the job every day and keep physically Ill keep the supply lines moving to the four corners of the world in defense of our So help me Conference Arranged In the a conference was arranged late this afternoon between Eddy of the conciliator union represen tatives and company officials at the city It was expected that the meeting would be held ablaut oclock About 55 per cent of the com panys employees were at work on the three shifts About 225 or 250 persons attend ed the mass meeting nrianged by the union in AFL hall West Maumee Street las night at which the union position was The complaints against the non union woman employee against whom the union brought charges were Those at the meet ing repeated that they wouldnt return to work until she was dis The status of the non union woman was the principal point at Among the speakers at the mass meeting were John busi ness agent for the Machinists locals at Toledo and and his Joseph AFL business agent in and Harry president of the Adrian also The speakers urged the workers to co operate in the strike until difficul ties were After the meet ing about 100 of the union mem bu s went to the Kurd plant and established a picket line for the change of shifts at 11 20 Of Scuttled French Ships Intactv Dec Secretary of Navy Knox reported today that of 75 French ships of all types in Toulon harbor when the Germans moved 20 appar ently were left 51 were sunk or damaged or are now un accounted for and four The vessels of which at least may be included three the Strasbourg and Pro he Turn to SHIPS Page 7 WOUNDED IN PACIFIC FIGHTING r Arthur Meinke Roger Phipps Two Adrian men were wounded in fighting in the southwest Pacific area November 27 according to information received here by relatives from the Department over the week Second Lieutenant Arthur son of Frieda Meinke of 704 Treat was wounded slightly according to the Roger son of and Phipps of this also was slightly in action on the same his parents were Louella Asbury of 550 South Center Street also has received notice that her son First Sergeant Richard Asbury was wounded in action in the same area Thanksgiving 18YEAROLDS WILL The draft registration of all Lenawee men who have become IS years old since the last registra tion in June will begin Friday but will take place only at the draft headquarters in None of the district offices will be open but arrangements have been made for the 18yearolds to register dur ing different periods covering a Men born from July to August will register from December 11 to Men born from September to October will reg ister from December IS to Men1 born from November 1 to will register from pecember The draft board headquarters at the armory will be open from 9 to 5 for the 18yearold The procedure for the registration was proclaimed by the Richard county salvage is seeking bids on ap proximately tons of scrap metal collected during the county drive conducted a month The call for bids is the first step in sending the vitally needed me tal on its way toward the nations war Goff also is anx ious to pay the farmers for the metal they contributed in the cam Proceeds from the sale after farmers and other contributors have been paid will be distributed among charitable and patriotic or Although the exact amount of money that will be left is not it probably will oe about ALLIED FLIERS BATTER JAPS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In fli ers ranged far to punish Japanese air and sea bases ringing New Guinea and dive bombers smashed repeatedly at Japanese forced back onto sand spits be tween Gona and while how itzers lobbed their shells onto the besieged an Allied commu nique said Japans fliers attempting to at tack at the Allied had bad Out of IS medium eight dive bombers and 12 Zero planes the Japanese sent into the the with negligible downed six medium five dive bombers and seven General MacArthurs fliers point ed at on the northeast New dropped 100 pound bombs on and the dispersal area of the The Japanese fled the buildings for the trees and the fliers laid down machinegun fire catching many of Two planes on the shell pocked runways were reported de The airdrome at on the south shore of New and shipping in the harbor were A tanker off the harbor was one target but because of darkness the result was not cer Several Zeros went up out of Gasmata to intercept a reconnais sance plane and at least one was shot Womens Both New and Old Needed This Year As always this hosiery for women will be one of the most ac ceptable of Christmas Ray on seems to be sharing the spot light with cotton and lisle meshes these days when milady puts her best foot Theuse of silk and nylon in the manufacture of womens hosiery virtually has been discontinued because of wartime demands for such Christmas shopping for hosiery can serve a double purpose this Wornout and discarded hos iery is needed by the government just as much as new hosiery will be needed by members of the fam ily and The government needs silk and nylon pro perly for conversion into parachutes and also for use in pow der bags for big Old hosiery may be left at all Adrian stores where new hosiery is Suit able containers have been ar ranged for the convenience of cus tomers and many boxes already are well The first shipments will be made within the next few weeks in lots of 100 pounds by Palmer of the Adrian salvage com WOMAN SENTENCED Judge Charles Staff imposed a prison sentence of 2 to 21 years Monday on Caro line former Bloorri ihgton newspaper who was convicted last week of volun tary manslaughter in the death of Charles an Indi anapolis The state contended that motivated by jealousy over his marriage to another shot him when he came here with his wife to visit 8 islative pressure due to the war may deprive Congress of a formal Christmas It appeared today that the his toric 77th which has been in session virtually without respite for two might work right up to the 2 deadline before ad journing sine and Democratic leaders discussed plans to convene the 78th Congress on 4 or Many representatives have departed for a Christmas at virtually all chance of passing any measure lacking unanimous since one member could stop a bill by simply raising a point of no This apparently meant that such legislation as wartime tariff sus pension the telegraph com merger arid longerhour pay adjustments for federal1 now pending on the House would be put on ice until reintro duced in the new the preponderance of sessionend work rested with the now boggeddown in a quagmire of legislation already ap proved by the Among these measures are A redefinition of agricultural designed to bring about wartime adjustment of farm price floors and An administration requested grant of authority for the Presi dent to establish controls over rents on all real commercial as well as and to regu late rooming house A increase in the borrowing authority of the Re construction Finance December 12 previously had been mentioned as a probable date for the sinedie adjournment of the 77th Congress despite the leg islative jam in the some House members still they could quit by 19 or Leaders of both Houses probably will confer later this week on plans for convening the 78th AUCTIONS north or Lircehan See on Market ORGANIZING UNDERNEW LEADER Harrison Spangler Named Chairman Committee After Bitter Feud REIGNS AGAIN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North African Allied Lines Hold By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 8Allied forces First Step to Be Determination were reported to be holding solidly today on the heights dominating Tebourba while tanks battled for the third successive day in a no mans land south of the Tunisian key to the approaches to Bizerte and Both sides were striking heavily air trying for the decisive battle lican National Committee harmon iously united again after one of its bitterest feuds in about organizing for the 1944 presi dential campaign today under a new chairman labeled a neutral to ward all candidates and one who said he was ready to call in and discuss strategy with all He is 63yearold Harrison Spangler Iowa party wheelhorse formerly associated with the Her bert Hoover and Alf He was elected chair man by acclamation late yesterday to succeed Joseph of who resigned to devols all his time to his duties as leader of an enlarged House The Cedar Rapids attorney who has been a member of the com mittee for ten emerged as a compromise choice to break a two ballot deadlock between Wer ner Chicago attor ney and Illinois committee mem opposed by the Wendell Willkie forces on isolationist and Frederick a young Seattle business Schroeder and Baker withdrew and proposed Spanglers election in the interest of Schroeder Stopped The Willkie forces stopped Schroeder as they had set out to do but could not claim Spangler as their man nor could any other presidential A Willkie spokesman said their group was satisfied because Schroeder had raised an issue and it was successfully As a further move to keep the party on an even keel as it plans for 1944 under the impetus of the recent election gains the commit tee before adjourning adopted a resolution reaffirming committee and House Republican declarations of last April andSeptemberiadvo cating the United States owed it to the world to help other na tions in making the next peace The April resolution adopted at Chicago was largely a Willkie Senator Taft of Ohio who has renounced any presidential ambi tions for himself in 1944 and came out for John Bricker of his home state was a Schroeder but he nevertheless offer ed the postwar cooperation reso lution in conjunction with Clar ence Budington Arizona committeeman and executive and publicity director of the commit tee and Alexander new committee member from New Jer This the resolution dedicates itself to Victory over our foreign to a just peace and when war shall and to the preservation of the republic under our Must Carry Share of Load Spanoler at his first press con ference last night said he was in agreement with the party declara tions on a postwar collaboration policy and added We all know we have a certain responsibility growing out of the war and it is up to us to carry our share of the In accepting the Spangler told the committee he interpreted it not as a personal victory but as part of the effort to defeat the New Turn to Page 7 VICHY from French Broad 8 A Japanese mission headed by Vice Admiral Naokuni Nomura has arrived in from Berlin en route Havas News Agency reported today in a dispatch from From Turkey the Japan ese expect to go through Russian territory to the Admiral Nomuras mission has been stationed in Berlin since early ostensibly in fulfillment of the terms of the 1940 treaty of Berlin which the three power alliance called for exchange of technical Some have believed Nomura was in as the eyes and ears of the Tokyo high to keep watch on the military fortunes of the Axis in He has traveled con especially in the and visited apparently with a view to getting a neutral slant on the There is no explanation of the missions return home at this time but it may be to permit Nomutra to give a fuller report than would be possible from The Japanesecan travel through Soviet territory Japan and Russia still maintain peaceful di plomatic punch and to choke off supplies and reinforcements which might tip the The Allies gained a major advantage in the battle of This was the acquisition of Dakar as a United Nations port by an agreement between Pierre governor general of French West who has placed himself un der Admiral Jean arid conimanderinchief in North in a struggle in which both sides must rely heavily on air and sea transport of supplies and the Allies have cut thousands of miles from their previous routes to the North African fronts and are believed virtually to have eliminat ed the Uboat menace in the South Allied Planes Strike While Britains eighth army still paused before El in Allied planes struck again by night Sunday against Bizerte and fol lowed up yesterday with bomb and cannon raids on La nine miles to the and the enemy held port of Sfax in central Axis air attacks were aimed at the Allies Algerian port of Phil ippeville the Italian com munique bombers scored di rect hits on docks and supply warehouses and started big Of the fighting aground in Tu the Italian communique said only that land action ended in favor of Axis The German communique equal ly bare of details how that fighting with enemy groups is continued at several The Germans were using both tanks and divebombers in their ef fort to dislodge the Allied but the Morocco radio said the Al lies were taking the punishment and still holding The last official report on the fighting said only that it was con Vital Area While the heaviest fighting was taking place in the Tebourba control of a triangle with Tebour Djedeida and Mateur as its See MEDITERRANEAN Page 7 INAUGURAL FORMALITIES CANCELLED tional pomp and ceremony of the inauguration of a new state ad ministration became a total war casualty Harry announced cancellation of all for declaring he and other winners of the election would sim ply take their oaths of office in the executive chamber in the cafi itol on New Years and aban don a scheduled program of public They discarded plans which call ed for a public taking of oaths in the House of Representatives a luncheon and recep The decision meant Kelly would with delivery of an inaugural Associate Justice Emerson Boyles of the state supreme who will become chief justice January will administer the Kelly said it was decided any public function would result in a turnout of politicians and and result in waste of public and private transportation It would be hard to justify con sumption of gasoline for a trip to an inaugural programas neces he MEETS NAVY CHIEFS By PRESS War Manpower Commissioner Paul McNutt plunged into the task today of filling in the framework of a labor control structure likely to be unique in the nations his As an McNutt scheduled a meeting with the army and navy chiefs of staff to work out some fundamental but ahead lay reorganization of his expanded agency and perhaps a battle with the outgoing Congress in Its dying The first step in his McNult told a press conference will be a determination of the basic military needs for man While he declined on grounds of military secrecy to say whether he contemplated revision of plans for a total armed force of men by the end of next he said this of the second step in his plans The needs of industry and agri culture have been estimated with specific reference to war produc tion schedules and crop The total population of the na tion is now considered as a national pool from which the needs of the armed agriculture and essential civilian activities will be In supplying those McNutt draft boards now being inte rated into the War Manpower Commission will give essential in dustries and agriculture equal Turn to MANPOWER Page 7 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tank battle reaches third day as Axis strives to cling to Tunisian Bri tish and American shock troops turn back withstand dive bombing Allies mass forces to attack Bizerte when adequate air support is French West African turned over to planes under agreement between Eisenhower and Aerial ac tion increases in army throws back all Nazi regains two more villages on Rzhev slaughters Germans through drive hampered by heavy fliers knock down 18 Jap planes over New Guinea as ground troops hold en emy in BunaGona neach pocket Marine commander on Guadal canal claims Americans averaging 50 to I over Japs in base at Dakar allied shipsand of Basic Military Man power Needs Air Fields Are Made Available To And Great Britain ELECT OF Death has stepped Or land Spike Loomis out of the governorship of Wisconsin less than a month before the state in augural on The 49yearold country lawyer from Mauston who rose to the top in the progressive party to win a decisive victory over Republican Governor Julius Heil last died last night in Wisconsin gen eral hospital of a heart aggravated by Loomiss five weeks less one day after he defeated Heil by votes for the Wisconsin posed a question to day on the matter of succession to the states executive office which might require a supreme court de cision to The passing of the Progressive leader marked the first time in Wisconsin history that a man elect ed governor died before his inaug uration and authorities said state statutes failed to provide a means of determining who would become governor at the Deputy Attorney General Ward Rector said either Heil or Walter Goodland would serve in Loomiss but that since the latters death was without precedent it was likely a supreme court ruling would be necessary to select a Heil ran second to Loomis in the gubernatorial race in a fact upon which Rector based his remarks concerning the gov ernors continuance in Adrian residents felt the seasons first zero weather this morning as temperatures which hovered that mark for several days last week finally dropped to zero at 5 oclock this morning aria remained there until after 8 At 9 oclock the reading at the govern ment thermometer here was two degrees and the 11 oclock 11 The seasons previous low was three degrees early Thurs day The maximum tem perature yesterday was30 Last the mercury didnt reach or dip below the zero point until January when the reading was one degree below The minimum temperature for one year ago today was 29 degrees and the 35 WARNING ing letters went out civil ian defense corps workers that the gas masks supplied them are of no value as a protection against fumes in burning and to use them for fire fighting purposes would be to risk the lives of the Donald state cautioned corpsmen that the masks were designed to absorb toxic war but would not absorb the carbon monoxide which is found in burning build Reds But Not Halted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS snows along the Russian coupled with fierce German counter hampered offensive opera tions of the Red army today but Soviet authorities said their troops still pushed ahead in slowgoing smashes at German fortifications and A dispatch to the gov ernment said that there had been a heavy snowfall between the Don and Volga fivers in the Stalingrad The Germans were reported tak ing advantage of the weather slowed operations by throwing up defense works east of the fortified points of Vertiachy and on the eastern bank of the The Soviet noon communique spoke of numerous German count erattacks in the Stalingrad area and around but listed more than Germans killed in fierce In no sector did the enemy suc ceed in regaining positions he had lost or in improving his position in any the communique One dispatch from the central front said that the roads were lined with German The advanc ing Red army discovered hurriedly made German cemeteries in almost every it was Germans Turned Back The bitter fighting went on un slackened in this dispatches West of one German unit was reported feeaten off after nine Izvestia said that on another sector of the Rzhev Soviet troops turned back a German pincers at tack arid then took two more vil Northwest of Izves tials dispatches recounted the heroism of Marinella a girl in the capture of a hill and the clearing of an entire Volga River region with destruc tion of 500 of the The hill will be named for Izvestia The early Soviet communique noted that German tank columns were active not only in the Stalin grad area but in the frigid wastes around where last week the Russians said their foe was aban doning mechanized equipment be cause of the The official report that more German tanks were be ing more German dead piled on the field of more ground taken in fierce even while acknowledging a tem porary In the area of Velikie the Germans succeeded in pressing back our forces and occupied one inhab ited the midnight com munique After a coun terattack had been So viet troops again reoceupied this in habited point as well as In three days fighting the Ger mans lost 800 men Turn to RUSSIANS Page 7 OST OF YEAR OF WAR TO ARMED FORCES The cost of a year of war to the United States armed forces The announced yesterday by the Office of War includes the mis imprisoned and the interned in neutral The army lost Most are classified as prisoners of war as a result of the Dutch Indies and Philippine Lack of accurate pris oner lists from Japan prevents a definite The navy reports dead 579 wounded The marine corps casualties number dead The coast guard has 40 dead 11 wounded 119 and the merchant 482 none wounded and Japanese and German figures list civilians Of the armys total were killed and wound The number includes kill ed and 754 wounded among the Philippine In the Philippines and Dutch East are among them Philippine In action are Of army personnel wound 609 have returned to Army war prisoners number 112 excluding those missing in the One hundred arriiy men are interned in neutral By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED HEADQUARTERS in North Eisenhower announced today that Dakar has turned over for use by the United Nations na vies and its air fields placed at the disposal of the United States and The United States com mander of the Allied campaign in North said the rights to use Dakar were granted by Pierre g o v e r n o rgeneral ol French West acting co operation with Admiral Jean Dar The agreement was expected vir tually to end the German subma rine menace in the south Atlantic and to cut thousands of miles from he distance now necessary for de livery of American warplanes in North Boisson was said also to have agreed to the release of all in terned Allied ships and SATSIffltrtSE Ulio Says Offensive Will Be Pushed On Many Fronts GRAND 8 Major General James Ulio ad jutantgeneral of the United States told a Pearl Harbor anni versary rally here last night that the defensive phase of the war was behind We have taken the offensive Will be pushed on many fronts General Ulio Our landings in North our na val victories in the Solomons our steady advances in New Guinea are but an indication of things to True we have a tremendous task Our enemies have in vaded vast territories in in in the South but their hold on these lands is cer tainly not a confident General speaking at the civic said the Axis wrote the first chapter of the war but that the United States will compose the He said this conclusion would leave no room on the face of the earth for Hitler and his Jap The armys adjutant general said the BritishAmerican cooperation on the North African front dis proved all talk that the allies were he it is a united nations force that today threatens Hitlers puppet empire in It is a force that cares little wheth er it is Free French or a force that will continually drive forward un til it finally marches through the streets of Berlin and The new army of United General Ulio is tough and alert with a spirit and morale unsurpassed in the history of American NIGHT CLUB CLOSING PLANS AREOPPOSED 8 club owners and entertainer and employee organizations vigorously protested today the plans of the state liquor control commission to close such establishments at 10 Christmas Eve and 2 New Years The in a letter to the said that serious fi nancial loss would be suffered since proprietors already had com pleted plans for both in cluding the hiring of orchestras and entertainers and purchasing of Eddy secretary of the Metropolitan Cabaret Owners As said the action would be unfair to thousands of persons who have unhesitatingly given their time to the war effort en tertaining Shepherd said that night clubs were suffering from the effects of gasoline and the Bos ton night club To order such closing hours also would be unfair to single war workers wholl be very lonesome in their stuffy hotel rooms unless theyll have a place to said Lowell vice president of the further criticizing commission complained that the commission often in past years had ordered 2 New Years closings only to itself at the last minute and permit all night The ha was that reservations were lost and arrangements with enter tainers and employees were ;