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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN Colder Weather on Pace Two 194J Fleeing Axis Forces In Libya Are Split Foes Casualties Heavy EN1Y IS Rommels Hope of Getting Strong Force to Tripoli Dealt Crippling Blow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Axis fleeing columns in Libya have been cut in two and part of trap ped between British have suffered heavy casualties in an ef fort to break the British an nounced This stroke in the hot chase across the desert was achieved yes the Cairo communique dis when Britains eighth army reached Wadi about 65 miles west of El and cut inland to the south across Rommels retreat Some armored formations were bottled up and continue to be sev erely mauled in an attempt to break out which already has caused them heavy the communique who backed out of his defensible line at El Agheila with out a fight apparently to preserve his remnants as far as thus may have been dealt a crippling blow to any hopes of getting a strong force safely into Tripoli for son hlSh school m 1938 and after taking a milk testing course at Michigan State College served as Livingston county for two and a half Navy May eventual union with the Axis arm ies in On the opposite side of the Axis narrowing last foothold on the south shore of the ground forces in Tunisia stirred into new action and the allies appeared to be preparing for a new drive as abating rains promised an end to the mud which has bogged down both Rommels predicament apparent ly was the result in large part of air blows which previously had telescoped his retreating line by stalling the front end behind roads blocked with the blasted debris of trucks and tanks while ground forces pressed on the Following a night of intensive ground the com munique our bombers and fighterbombers yesterday continu ed to attack the retreating It mentioned good cularly in the Zauta En about 100 miles overland west of El and said they were bombed with excellent Rommel evidently had been so in tent on avoiding just such a pitch ed fight as the British packet forc ed on him that only feeble rear guard patrols were put out to delay the whose pace was check ed principally by a long supply line and the elaborate maze of mines Rommel left The German for th first acknowledged the re newal of Rommels flight which i said was develping according t Allied airpower also took a heavy new toll on enemy bases in Tunisia The Cairo communique said dock at and La Goulette bombed again Tuesday night in raid which lasted more than eigh Hits were scored on an oil stor age depot freight yard and La Guolette causing violent explosions and large i and 1he canal between Tuni and La Goulelte was partially blocked as a result of the Turn to AFRICA Page 6 Charles Peterson of Pittsford have been notified by the Department thatthelr Seaman Harold Dale Peter 22 years is missing in He graduated from Addi Wounded 12 SET AS FARM 1BILIZAH D A Y 17 The White House today that President Roosevelt has pro claimed January as farm mobilization when meet ings will be held to consider means of insuring for the year 1943 the maximum production of vita He called on wherever to gather that day with Department of Agriculture repre extension senice vocational state farm organizations and others con His signed yes said that I should like farm mobilization day to be a symbol of a free Amer ica a symbol of the might and productivity of our nation and a symbol of the might and produc tivity of our nation and a symbol of our unalterable determination to put to full use our agricultural as well as our other re in the achievement of complete Asserting that eveiy pound of food finds use in the Chief Executive said farmers might justly be proud of their production record of maximum harvests for three successive The Roosevelt owes them a debt of Food is no less weapon than guns and he As the power our enemiesde the importance of the food resources of the united nations in With this thought we must further mobilize our re sources for the production of Orville Burns Orville 33 years son of Myrtle Burns of 312 Summit was seriously wounded in action December 4 in the southwest Pacific area accord ing to a telegram received by his mother from the War Department Burns went to Australia last spring and some time afterward was assigned to the Medical He formerly lived at Payment Is at Rate of Instead of a Ton Special to The Telegram 17 The Great Lakes Sugar Company has mailed checks totaling this week to beet growers as the first payment on the 1942 The settlement was atthe rate of a ton although the contracts call for a James Lar president of the says the companymade the in crease payment costs of growing ivere higher than Up to the present time the Bliss Tield refinery haspacked 600 pounds of sugar and expects a total production of The plant has handled tons of beets of which 313 tons have been The Presidents Son Known As GoodGuy By KOLAXD NOIIGAARD A L LIE D HEAD quarters In North 1 Ellio son of the Presiden and his pilot Major Eidso of havemade prelim inary major tai getaipsen forbombing by th United States twplftli air CoL Roosevelt iscommander o a photographic reconnais sance Its quite a strain from Majo Eidsons viewppint Youve got to hand it to Roose Eidson Tha plane we fly isjust big enough fo two of us and he is a big big he cannot even wear a para You know what that would mea if we got That takes what we politely call Roosevelt familiar figure in every allied air drome in North to talk much about his own flying hes found that being th son of the President in as strong an individualistic military outfit as the twelfth air force is no easj Officers and men of owl unit tell you hes a good But some other soldiers wh know him only by name and fam Jy connection say often eyi lim with Perhaps thats one reason h iries to get in more flying time ov er enemy territory than anyom else in his unit Veteran He has had more gooc share of aerial pho tographers term for daringly low swoops to pictlure targets atal most zerozero Roosevelt has done it oye Sicily and The 32yearold son of nanderinchief its a grea jreak to fly with Doolittle and with the men o the twelfth not an army careei he Hes like mosl of from civil The ef fed shows in the whole attitudefpf the twelfth air forcerforget preced ents and get the job done o Weve got interesting pilots in pur Theres Lieut Hoger of St he continued You ought to get a story on him es five 4i a picture that badfy needed S theres CapL Iflobert M of 111 out the other found a hole in the and dued dowa feet to get Just as ground guns opeiied up on a Messerschmiff 109 jumped and put the right engine out of But he came back flying on Thats the kind of men I Like most Roosevelt hasnt had any mail in two With a grin he remarked I guess my brother Franklin ior got into the show with the navy down here but I never guessed it until the other day I saw Gi braltar paper that hes in a Phila delphia hospital recovering from something that happened around North THE llffl CONGRESS of Momentous Two Years Concluded 17 The 77th Congress was bound today after almost two years of continuous work during which it inscribed on the pages of his tory some of the most momentous legislative acts since the nation was Adjournment was taken without fanfare late yesterday with only a handful of members on hand to make and hear the customary hail and farewell Most members had left Washing ton days ago for athreeweeks rest before returning to launch 78th Congress on a legislative voyage that promises to be as stormy as its For more than 100 yesterdays session brought anend to legislative some ofjbrief duration and like that of PRICE IN FAVQRJF REDS Russians Announce Capture of 5 More German Strong Points in RzhevSector NAZI ATTACKS REPULSED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a week jf comparative the orpad course warfare on the frozen eastern front appeared to be swinging definitely back in favor of Red army today as the So viets announced the capture of five more German strong points in the flzhev sector oh the central front arid the bloody repulse of a heavy Sazi counterdrive southwest of Axis in waves of 6unterrattacks at 90 miles southwest of attempted roll back the flank of he Russian forces south of the Don river and thus to destroy the lussian trap about the Stalingrad dispatches from the ront But the led by dive bombers and motorized in hurled back and the Soviets thereupon surged orward to occupy enemy fortified Axis troops were slaughtered in great Red the army Every effort to obtain their ul imate objective was it West of Stalingrad the Soviets were said to be widening the al eady broad barrier they had cre ated between the Nazis on the Don teppes and those trapped before Turn to RUSSIANS Page 6 Considers Plan To Abolish 9 8 Liquor War At Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS eighth rmy reports Rommels retfeating Corps cut in two on road to rippii with severe n Tunisian front Allies advance in vhatmay be eported retreating from Medjez 35 miles of Tu underAllied aerial Darlan 17 factfinding committee of stat Officials assisting Governorelec Harry considering ecommendation that the state 8 retail liquor stores be abolishec as an economy A Deputy Secretary o State Gus told thi committee such a move would sav the state or a yea in operating costs and that a mov to transfer the state from a mer chandising agency to a vvarehous ing agency only would permit liq uidation of worth of cur rent Hartman said no opposition to the proposal arose among commit tee but that Kelly had not considered the subject The committees various recommenda tions are scheduled to be given to Kelly ie 98 stores cost in rentals Hartman told th while 470 employees to man the stores are paid a Printing and insurance and supervisory costs will amount to another he The slate can make just as much profit by selling all its liquor through specially designated deal ers and would have 450 imployees to fill some of the holes the manpower shortage has left in other and would save a million dollars or more a Hartman He said he proposed that the present liquor inventory ie reduced to and that the legislature amend the liquor aw to require distillers to deposit their stocks in state the state paying for it only as il s requisitioned by private retail A bill to establish a similar sys iem passed the senate during the L941 legislative session but died in the house of Stale Treasurerelect Hale a member of the senate for the past two declared its certain the present dual system of selling through private and state stores isnt a big We ought to operate one i way or the Meat Shortage In Detroit May ho in Detroit may be forth African ports will jojni relieved for the Christmas holiday Hied fleets welcomes season by government food author ortli Africans as allies after Darities it was reported here today b ri declares he seeks only Axiss authoritative efeat and freeing then etirement to privatelife while rench people themselves choose leir government offensive grows on hole Moscow repprts erman motorized division wiped ut in tenday battle on bnt five more strong tak n near Rzhev Nazi counterat ack smashed southwest ofStalin Many Detroitpackers already have completed theiraUotments for December under the conservation order of the Office of Price Ad and action may oe taken today to the order to allow 10 per cent of January quota to be sold during the last 12 days of The would be deducted from Januarys Similar shortages have develop cd in other defense centers at Nor EUROPEAN RAF folk and San irce braves weather to raid west rn mine enemy FAR press from nd and air against Japanese on una villagevstrip in New Guinea aptured reveals Mikados rder to hold to last nd RAF bombers from India plast Japanese bases in Burma and idoChina Hoov to avoid again the agedy of aawbstage eace making preliminary de ared to be followed by a offand deliberation period r the major SENTENCED NEW 17 59yearold veteran theater man and coproducer of Wo men ariU was sentenced to day to six months the peniten tiary for his part in presenting an adjudged indecent performance of the General Sessions Judge Owen Bohan sharply rebuked produc ers of indecent shows before pro nouncing sentence on Samuel Funt company man and Herman 44 stage were given sus pended Darlan Says French Fleet In North To Join United Nations Reveals Japs Are Ordered To Hold New Guinea Posts To Last Man ALLIED HEADQUARTERS In 17 land and in the air allied forces strove to day to complete domination the Buna area where Hirohitos men faithfully obeyed his mandate to hold the New Guinea beach head to the last Our pressure on the enemy is lowly the headquart ers communique From the Papuan front came re that United States and Aus tralian soldiers still fought on both sides of their hold on Buna village and a headquarters spokesman said allied planes were bombing and strafing the enemys A captured Japanese artillery man told intelligence officers th Union Votes to Obey WLB Or der to End Strike NEW 17 presses of New Yorks newspaper roared full blast today as the de ivery strike which had kept th newsstands nearly bare since Sun day night came to an Most of the members of th newspaper and mail deliverer voted at a fourhour mee ng to obey a War Labor Boar rder to go back to work whil heir wage and job security disput vith the publishers association o New ork was smoothed Arbitration with a two man board named by the WLB scheduled to start today in an ffort to eliminate the difference hat touched off the first wor toppage to keep New York dailie ut of general circulation sine when the pressmen When the end of the strike was nmmnced at 1 oclock this morn ng men rushed out o heir meeting hall and huyne4 t heir and m no new rucks and taxicabs were thunder d to pds Ifices and railroad Despite the the voices o newsboys drew thousands to th to buy and allnigh ating places were thronged with eople apparently concentrating more on reading than on After the was Loui union assertei n a statement The attitude of the members enerally is that they can have al orts of differences with the pub but they cannot have any ifferences with the government Waldman said the members vot d unanimously to accept the de ision of the strike committee rhich has confidence in the Wai abor Board and the ultimate jus c of its The two factions had negotiatec Imost steadily since the strike Tuin lo CONGRESS Page 17 plant also has produced veleran Senator George Nor and the total will amountm of of long to about Segmented seed and 30 new drills equipped it in storage and will be available for the 1943 season in the Blissfield These drills are equipped ivith the Joost shoe to sow fertil zer either on both sides orbeneath he seed and are designed to elim nate much of the hand labor in the REPORTS MUSSOLINI HAS STOMACH CANCER 17 Mussolini of Italy has cancer the tomach in an advanced an unofficial but usually reliable Lon lon source with good connections n the continent said The diagnosis was said to have een made by Hitlers own special who went to Italy on orders f the Fuehrer after persistent umors that Mussolini was The who insisted on said that II Duces tomach manifested itself bout four years 2SJEP PEACE PLAN 17 cating No jio peace conference such sas Versail proposes the peace making at the of the war should be divided into two preliminary7declared to be followed by a cooling off and deliberate period for the major The former who out lined his twostep postwar peace plan in a broadcast address last night before the Executive said the first ofthesi stages should be an instant conditional peace that will turn the world toward economic spiritual recovery without the delays of last Turnto HOOVER Page Rationing Expected If Brown Should Become Price Administrator Hendersons Resignation Looked For 17 Reports that Leon Henderson would be succeeded as price ad ministrator soon by Senator Pren tiss TJrbwn of Michigan brought predictions today that oneof the immediate results would be a soft ening of rationing controls to re lease more supplies to Reliable said that unless some hitch Henderson would resign after the the a four months rest and treatment for a back ail and defeated in the November would be named as his The appointment ot Brown was said io have been agreed upon at a White House conference yesterday after the Michigan pre viously the post pre ferring to return to his private law The arrangement was reported to have been after Henderr son that he must have a tourmonths layoff Urprotect his after which it was believed he might government service another If Brown becomes price admin friends said there was no doubt that he vvouldmove speedily to obliterate some of the irrita tions that arisen over the en forcement of rationing such as those entailing nation wide curtailment of gasoline Brown has made no secret of the fact that he believed some of the rationing orders were too harsh that more could be accomplished through voluntary agreements J than through Henderson has been tlie object of much criticism in Congress and there have been open threats to trim appropriations to a point where it might be impossible for the Office of Price Administration to carry on all of the activities it has undertaken in connection the original price control act and the subsequent measure providing broad authority over wages and As a former member of both the House and a personally wellliked member of Brown would be expected to ob tain needed appropriations with Tar less trouble than While Henderson has a stern attitude toward the enforce ment of complicated rationing Browns friends believed the softspoken Michigan senator would be more inclined to take the publics viewpoint into account and to make concessions where be granted without de stroying the effectiveness of the Some opposition to Browns ap pointment could be expected in the where farm bloc mem bers feel that he had a hand in what they have attacked as an il legal interpretation of the stabil ization act permitting the fixing of agricultural price ceilngs at a lower point than they his opposition wasrnot dis friends said they had lit tle doubt that a showdown would Eind Brown confirmed for the job by a substantial to The Telegram V fire which started at oclock yesterday afternoon in the home and Edward Kehoe caused con siderable damage to the secont floor rooms and between the ceil ing the first floor and the floor ing on the second Kehoe returned from his opened the drafts of the stove and then fell asleep as he was listening to the Roy Smith who was across the streel saw smoke coming from the roof and notified Kehoe at her dry goods not knowing that Mr Kehoe was at Kehoe rushed home and awakened The Clinton fire depart ment was called and extinguished the fire with The ceilings fell from two rooms and the whole house was badly damaged by smoke and The loss which has not been esti mated is covered by 52 HILLSDALE MEN PAY MIDNIGHT CALL AT GIRLS DORMITORY 17 two men students of Hillsdale col lege were fined each and ordered to make total restitution of in justice court yesterday for a midnight sortie into a girls dor The some of whom said theyhad hoped to start a tra dashed pell mell through the dormitory Tuesday shouting and pounding on the doors of sleeping In the a door lock ot Sast Hall was broken and a door anel kicked College officials ame on the scene in1 time to stop he students from paying a similar visit to Mauck another dor Justice Elmer who reprimanded the directed that they pay their fines by 10 or go jail for his emperors order was delivered to troops of General Tamatore Horii last 28 after Hirohito was given word of the pounding his men were getting from Gen eral MacArthurs The newest communique did not mention the Mambare on the northeast where allied planes smashed at Japanese warships at tempting to land more men at the beginning of the week and where the fliers kept up their punish ment of those who did land at the river mouth andjn Mamba Headquarters added eight more Zero planes to the toll exacted by the American bombers which raid ed the New air drome Tuesday Three in tercepting ships previously had been reported This brought the tally to without loss to the American Delayed official reports also said that Japanese medium bomb ers unloaded missiles from a high altitude in a raid on Port Moresby in a second attack Tuesday There was no indication of their effect SET AT Only E Bond Sales to Count in December Drive Lenawee county residents are asked to buy worth of war savings stamps and bonds dur ing Charles Robert chairman of the Lenawee County War Savings announced Although this quota is less than that for it applies to E bonds only since all sales of F and G bonds are cred ited to the Treasury Departments nine billion dollar bond drive The series bondsare those sold be low par m small denominations to individuals and wfijch reach ma turity value ut They the bonds jsuichased 05 work ers m pay deduction plans Th F and for most are purchased In large denomiha tions by investors The county is faced with th necessity of exerting extra effor in meetingits E bond Mr Robertson because about 4C per cent of the Lenawee sale ha been in F and G The December quotas assigned o the various towns are as fol lows Adrian Brit Cement Despite the increased effor vhich Robertson said is nee essary this the chairman said today that with the stepping up of the war efforts both at home and and the more active larticipation therein of the men from our own we ihould be able to do our part1 Robertson also stressed again the advantages of purchas ng the series E The E he is a demand note on the United States Treasury and can be cashed by the purchaser 60 lays after onpresentation he E bond purchaser can always in as much or more than originally paid for never t was also pointed out that the 2 bond will never be subject to a fluctuating market and that it Jays the highest interest ler of any United States se urity that can be AS mm Officers for the Lenawee Coun y Manufacturing Association were lected by the organizations board f directors at a meeting in the Chamber of Commerce office last Those chpsen for office re William Wisner of the Chain and Cable Corn any in president Ray terrick of the Tecumseh Products vicepresident De lamater of the Stearns Manufact ring Company in secre arytreasurer and ecretary of the Adrian Chamber f acting he committee which was appoint d last night to form the organi ations bylaws will be headed by oward Emery of Magnesium Fab Members of his commit ee will be Lautzenheiser of the ardy Manufacturing Company in udson and Roy McPhail of the Power ext meeting of the board of direc be January 6 and it was ecided that there will be a gen ral meeting of the membership nee each AUCTIONS Furniture and merchandise Fred C e on Market aauk south village limits Auct Hopes All Frenchmen Able to Fight Axis Will Do So in Close Union By WES GALIAGHKIt Copyright 1942 by the Associated Press ALLIED HEADQUARTERS in North Jean Darlan flatly declared today that formidable French fleetjihita at Alexandria and North African ports would joinlthe Brit ish and United States on the high seas to fight the In an exclusive statement to this the former all of Vichys arm ed now recognized by Eisenhower as high commissioner of French gave reasons for his dealings with the Germans in Vichy the past two years in answer to a question regarding General Charles de Fight ing French expressed the hope that all Frenchmen who are to fight the Axis will do it in close The pipesmoking admiral made a written reply to questions pre sented by this correspondent shortly after he held his first con ference with the allied press since the fall of In that conference he made the formal statement that French with the must make the maximum military effort for the defeat of Germany and Italy and he disavowed personal ambi tion as his motive for the French Snips to Fight Giving the first definite word of plans for the French naval units whose aid will give a great boost to Allied naval Darlan re plied definitely to the question does Darlan plan to use the French fleet that is left at Alexandria and North African ports against the Axis Demobilized at Alexandria are the 22489ton Lor four cruisers and at least one At Dakar are the damaged in three cruisers the and Georges three destroy ers eight to 12 submarines and the submarine Jules Among vessels in North Africa are the Jean at Casablanca va rious disabled or beached destroyers and submarines and three submarines which escaped from reply to a question does Darlan recognize General De Gaulles national committee as representing any part of the admiral significantly did not close the door on union between thetwo French interests but re plied I for the present time have no statement to make on the subject but I eagerly wish that all French men who are able to fight the will do it in close Turn to DARLAN Page 2 ESCAPE ATTEMPT FAILS FORT 17 The attempted escape of two Negro soldiers from solitary confinement was military police after the pair had overpowered a stolen his gun and attempt ed to leave the reservation Tues day military authorities said The Charles WUson Mid Henry are being held pending determination of their court marital sentence on a charge of rape of a 14ryearold girl in the Sault Marie mili tary district BULLETINS 17 Savy dive bombers striking at Jap nese ships and installations at Munda on New Georgia Island in the hit and damaged one enemy destroyer or the favy reported while Flying fortresses engaged and destroyed 121 Japanese Zero fighters The Navy said the Flying Fort esses were attacked by the dozen f a p a n e s e fighters near New Georgia The entire force f Zeros was shot down in a sharp One fortress was mt its crew was 17 M3 he Justice Department announc d today that it had filed an action barging the nations three largest of soap and soap Toducts with fixing prices in vio ation of the antitrust The information was filed in the ederal district court at and the three companies and he president of each immediately ileaded nolo contendere and were fined the department The defendants were listed as Procter Gamble and Richard Cin cinnati Colgate PalmolivePeet Jersey ana i and Lever Brothers and Francis president ;