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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - December 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weather Detail on Faca Twt GREAT PORT OF DECEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 RAFs Thrust Follows Daring Raid On France By Fly ing Fortresses SIX OF BIG PLANES LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RAF pounded Germanys great inland port of Duisberg at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr Rivers last night in a swift followup to a dayr light raid by American Flying Fortresses which dared swarms of German fighters to penetrate deep into occupied France The size of the force which at tacked Duisberg was not immedi ately but an announce ment that 11 planes were lost in the assault was taken by observers as an indication that a considerable number The attack on Dursberg was the B2nd on that important communi cations and industrial center since the start of the war and the fifth night attack on Germany this Duisberg was last attack ed the night of The weather over the target was described as good and preliminary reports were said to indicate the at tack was entirely The last night assault on the Reich was last when northwest Germany was attacked in bad weather with a loss of 18 Six of the big American bombers were but 40 German fighters were shot down in by forces deep into France yester a raid that produced sharp LasT taking another trick out of its the RAF used new Whirlwinds as One of the singleseater which also can be used as toppled over a railway engine and freight car in a hedge hopping attack over The air ministry news service said other intruders covered a wide penetrated deep into and shot up at least eight All returned Admit Damage The German news reported last nights attack by RAF bombers was aimed at western Ger and acknowledged some damage and Eight Brit ish bombers were DNB The main objective of the Amer ican bombing foray yesterday was the Nazi at RomillySur 80 miles from The assault marked the end of an eight day lull in large scale aerial opera tions over France due to bad weather and represented the deep est daylight penetration of the con tinent by the big bomb The raiders ran into swarms of the latest type German 190s and Messersch mitt six of the Ameri can bombers failed to It was the biggest single days loss suffered by the American bomb ing but returning pilots said that more than 40 enemy fighters were shot The big toll of enemy fighter and pilots reports of huge columns of smoke and debris rais ed by their bombs falling on han gars and repair shops at the air emphasized again that Hitler must keep a huge air armada on hand to fend off the blasting Brit ishAmerican attacks on his home front Meet Little Opposition Even while the airfield ADRIAN MAIL HEAVY CLERKS KEEP IT MOVING Russians Move At Pace Com parable To That Of German Sweep Eastward MORE VILLAGESCAPTURED By EDDIE GILMORE Mil INI III I Hi AIIIlN 21 Red I UUllULU Ul HLLILU armys Middle Don its in third of the rolled on to 21 tanks the edge of the Ukraineand toward and infantry smashed at the vast iron and electric regions of the miaotun Ui tlUU Showing no signs of allied headquarterssaid the enemy the Russians moved at a pace Tomatore whicl rivaled the eastward sweep had been reported killed in of Hitlers forces last July over the same The irap was orawn Caught the Red army on tighter with capture of the Cape rush and in the cruel grip of the Endaiadere region Friday by Aus winddriven snows of the Don tralian shock and General Cossack Steppes was a mounting MacArthurs command announced toll of dead and captured Germans a general spearheaded by than tanks and was now Adding new to the 300 underway against the Japanese already the Russians remnants on this right A occupied many of the airdromes on communique declared the enemys the Steppes from which the Ger position is FAMILY AWAY Damage To Erie Street Resi dence Estimated At Fire which swept through the interior of the Curtis Rathbun resi dence at 343 Erie Street last night while members of the family were away from home caused damage estimated by firemen at between and The fire was discovered by rela tives when they arrived at the Rathbun residence at When members of the Adrian fire department flames were roaring through the partitions of the building from the basement to the attic and a stairway in Uie middle of the frame building was engulfed by Using five 35 gallon tanks ot the firemen had tocut open the partitions to reach the It requiredabout an hour to extinguish the fire because ot the difficult task of breaking through partitions to find and fight the Chief Jack Hawley that he was well saf SfTea with the of ment and it was a good Parcel post and mail clerks at the Adrian post office worked their way through a veritable deluge of mail and parcel post over the week end and kept the office free of con gestion according to postal officials The above picture was taken in the parcel post room after the arrival of a particularly heavy From left to Gerald Emerson George Donald Goodwin and Nolen Mosher are the parcel post sacks and distributing the packages preparatory to deliv ering them to Adrian Al though the volume of mail has been heavy here for the last week it has been handled with promptness by the Adrian Delays have been due to irregular train service and clogged mail terminals in the larger postal officials say Two trucks operate here regularly in delivering parcel Mail car riers all have To keep up with the holiday deliver ies were made yesterday in the residential Chief Hawley said that the fire evidently started in the basement around the furnace where card board had been nailed to floor Some furnishings as well as the building itself were dam The property was The firemen made two other runs in the city this week At oclock Saturday the chiefs truck was called to the Dwight Haines residence at 783 West Maumee Street where a mot or in the heating plant caught Minor damaged A 214 gallon tank of chemicals was used to put out a roof fire at the Taylor McKimmy residence at 932 Mulberry Street at oclock yesterday The fire started around a under nearly 300 including of the allied fighter command were sweeping over northern France from Le Havre to but the Ger mans offered little British Mosquito mean hit at railway and industrial targets and an airfield in north west Germany and fighter planes struck at railway and canal tar gels in The air ministry said one Mosquito bomber was downed and two coastal command aircraft also were Crews of the Flying Fortresses and Liberators said the German fighters hounded them most of the way toward and on the return trip to the with some of the Nazi pilots com ing at the bomber formations head on with guns blazing and lighting up the edges of the wings of the enemy plane like Christmas One tail gunner counted 106 Germans around his bomber Mn about two and one pilot said 20 to 30 Germans were on us nearly all the The inland depth of the raid gave the German fighters ample time to climb up to Early risers yesterday had their was first taste of subzero weather for WILL BE FJi Lenawee county will send ano ther group of men to Detroit to morrow for final physical examin ations and possible induction into the The men who have been notified that they are to go will meet at the Adrian armory on West Maumee Street at oclock tomorrow evening They will receive final instructions and roll call will be will reconvene at the Wabash rail road The train forDe troit will leave at the season when the mercury in the official government thermom eter here dipped to vone degree be low the zero mark at 8 At 9 oclock the reading was zero and by 10 oclock the mercury had crawled to one degree above the zero The maximum temp erature for the day was 15 degrees last subzero temperature was one degree below zero February This mornings readings seemed to indicate a slightly milder day with the mercury at ten degrees at 9 and The ture for one year ago today was 21 degrees and the 40 de 13 at 11 minimum tempera BULLETINS 21 strike of several hundred union members employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company here today hampered production in the com panys gun plant officials and leaders of the United Rubber Workers CIO local union conferred in an at tempt to settle the dispute which centered in arangements for Sun day at the plant The plant operated today with only a small portion of its usual 21 torney General Biddle announced today the indictment of Anaconda Wire and Cable In what he called one of the most reprehen sible cases of defrauding the gov ernment and endangering the lives of American soldiers and The Justice Department said the Marion company was charg ed with turning out defective wire in govern ment Some of its wire went to an official re sulting in a Soviet ILIEFFOR Farmers Hav And Equipment A speech by Earl Michener asking that farmers be allowed sufficient sufficient gaso sufficient equipment and suf ficient help to make sure that this war is not lost by mismanagement on the home front appears in the appendix to the CongressionalRec ord for last Miche ner was speaking in indorsement of a petition aid before Congress re cently by Michigan and Ohio farm ers asking that the Selective Serv ice law be amended lo grant spe cific deferment to farmers and farm help as long as such men shall continue in regular agricul tural The petition was taken lo Wash ington recently by a farmers del egation represented by Oliver Golden of Monroe and the group was granted a hearing by the To lan committee investigating na tfonal defense Our farmers can and will pro duce the and fiber provided they are given the equip ment and the help to do the Michener said in the speech tanks and guns and men in the service are useless unless the sustaining food is forth and the sooner the admin istrators and bureaucrats realize this the sooner the war will be brought to a successful conclus It is not only unsound but it is silly to take all the experienced help fromthe to pay him not to to deny him ma equipment and fertilizer and at the same time demand in creased Nevertheless this is exactly what is ihere has been a daily recitation here in Congress telling us ofihe arge number of farm the slaughter of dairy the closing out of farm ef fort yet the powers that be seem to be unwilling to recognize these facts to the extent of doing any about Michener added that while it is too late for legislative action now Congress adjourned oh Thursday the President has au thority to remedy the situation bv executive PLANE MISSING Dec 20 Canadian Pacific Air Linesplane carrying 13 persons failed to reach Vancouver tonight and Walter Van couver district superintendent for C said the machine must be on the ground somewhere for bet ter or worse as it would have run out of its gasoline The carrying 10 passengers and three crew left Prince at and was due at Vancouver at The plane was last sighted at in the Harrison Lake 80 east of jy the aircraft detection service of the Royal Canadian LIFTED Value Of B And C Coupons Cut To 3 Gallons 21 The lid on gasoline sales was off to day after the most motorless week end the eastern seaboard had known since the horse and buggy The ban against nonessentia sales in 17 eastern states which went into effect Friday noon because of an acute shortage due to military needs was tofted at midnight last The Office of Price Administra cut the value of B and C coupons from four to three gallons The A coupons con tinue on a three Price Administrator Leon Hen derson estimated this would result in a net saving of about bar rels a Economic Director James F Byrnes arranged to canvass the whole as it affects fuel oil well as at a meeting today with Petroleuir Administrator and Transpor tation Director Joseph Chairman Donald Nelson of the War Production Board that in the future the mobility of consumers will be greatly both of necessity and by consumer Turn to GAS Page 9 HALFWAY TO PORT OF AKYAB NEW 21 If troops plodding steadily through difficult jungles were re ported nearly half way to the strategic Burmese port of Akyab but as yet the Japanese had offered no resistance beyond an aerial attack on Calcutta last A British communique said that only a few widely dispersed bombs fell in the Calcutta area and char acterized casualties and damage as No military installations were the bulletin The British troops pushing south ward along the eastern side of the bay of Bengal were reported less than 60 miles from Akyab yester day after having come approxi mately miles swamps and jungles without making con tact with the Fighter planes ranged ahead of the British columns to shoot up enemy buildings and installations near Akyab and to bomb the Toungoo airdrome 250 miles south east of that The Japanese reported six allied planes bombed main Burmese port far to the and the Chinese said the Japanese had made a new thrust from Burma into Chinas southern province of Informed quarters said the push toward Akyab by Wavells troops was hot a major effort to recapture but could be viewed as the of piecemeal strategy toward that There was no estimate of the number of British and in offensive taking part in the By taking the allies ivould have an air base only 350 milesfrom an ob jective if the Burma road is to be to aid would shorten existing allied air route to The Japanese at Akyab are only 340 air miles from Cal Some quarters viewed the Ak yab iihrust as designed to upset any Japanese plans to smash from northern Burma and Yunnan pro vince farther north into MOTORMAN ROBBED KANSAS 21 poung woman wearing slacks left her seat in a street car last night and robbed Roy the mo of Fields said the gunwoman left him 25 nickelsafter he complain ed she was running him shortof oiiu aiiiaaiicu H dwindling Japanese forces trapped Donets jn a horseshoe pocket in the Buna mission area of New and mans have been flying huge trans nemo ivimeiuo s Jnen ai mis ports to supply 22 trapped divisions sion represent one of the last two m the DonVolga corridor at Slalremaining pockets of enemy re sistance on the Papuan The Germans were being forced after successive allied capture of progressively to move these bases back toward the Rostov 250 miles from As the aerial supply route the German transports faced in creasing danger from Soviet fight ers which were officially reported to have shot down 94 of the big carriers in the past Germans CounterAttack The Germans were reported counterattacking fiercely in an attempt to slow this new but the midday communique said the under the heavy blows of the was rolling back to the suffering heavy To the Germans already reported killed in this new offen Russians added nearly more More weary and chilled German prisoners joined the sent streaming back to the rear during the first five days of the One Soviet unit alone killed Nazi troops in recapturing several more villages in the middle Don region and ia another sector 380 more lay dead on the field of hair tie after Russian forces had evicted them from their village garrison More prisoners were takenvand large of war equipment were Turn to RUSSIANS Page 13 DETROlfTrT FUEL OIL 21 war time version of rush the growler uiaL fuel not the can of svvePt a Japanese force estimated beer from yesterdays corner saloon men from the Cape En in prospect for Detroit this daiadere The Australians turned west after taking the cape An OPA deadly area Dent a Japanese counter was responsible today for this pre and dug in facing a scrub diction of what might made JunSe in the light of overnight develop pendent on fuel for heat faced a crisis because of severe cold and a Pushed backacross the Owen transportation shortage which has stanley mountain range during the gained such proportions that even Turn to NEW GUINEA Page 11 the army has expressed concern for its effect on war OPA fuel ration ing administrator for said he foresaw a time when the home owner would be hiking off to the nearby gasoline filling station with can in hand to fill er up for his oil That the could By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mum NORTH reported get enough to tide him over until drawing forces from Tripolitania his regular supply truck could may be given up without i make allout fight for reach his Although this was not in immeTunisia reported assembling home diate Vierling said it well in southern French ports pnillr Vinnnnn in WcHU arrarioan Hnch RtitieVt could happen in the Zero temperatures Sunday had resulted in terrific demands on companies supplying fuel oil to They were helpless to meet them Vierling asked oil companies to es tablish 250 separate outlets for the public and said he expected that an adidtional would be set up in coming Even gasoline stations and facil ities will be used to supplement the he In one hospital 19 patients were covered with extra blankets and their heads wrapped with scarfs for seven hours Sunday in protection against the Through an over sight the hospital had failed to or der its fuel oil ration and was caught Finally an emergency supply was Report Huge Axis Convoy Is Being Assembled In Ports Of Southern France The Mikados men at Buna mis Buna and Cape The other pocket is at nearby Cape The allied noon communique de clared ground had been gained in other sectors of he New Guinea and added The casualties have been The Japanese com is re ported to have been killed in act Details Lacking No details were given of Horis reported He appeared on the New Guinea sector in Novem ber and was known as a specialist in landing The beleaguered Japanese forces in the two pockets were strongly entrenched in pillbox and were resisting almost tothe last Australian troops swept through to the Cape Endaiadere area in an hours assault but had to smash past an ela borate system of some steel and set in dense cocoanut groves or among palm j The genera attack following the capture of Cape Endaiadere was against Japanese west of the Here the enemy has a strong concentration of pill especially along a creek at Associated Press Correspondent Bill Boni reported dispatch from the New Guinea This strip itself is clear ground with swamps paralleling it to the north and adding to the enemys defensive American troops followed up be hind the wave of Australians that The assault on the remaining pockets of enemy troops marked Hundreds of Detroit homes delne final stages of the allied of fensive in which the Japanese vere War At A Glance after American Liberators make FATALLY SHOT GRAND 21 A mother and her daughter were shot fatally in their home here last night and police took the form ers divorced husband into custody at 3 finding him in a The both shot twice in Lhe head with a were Mary arid her The mother apparently had been killed The daughter diedat today in Butterworth x Officers arrested the former hus Ignatius a at St Johns Russian Orthodox church and held him for He had been divorced by Stracotenko for Mediterranean British continue chasing Rommel across Libya and patrol action quickens in press third ma jor counterattack of driv ing into Steppes of halfway between Voronezh and Rostov and aiming eventually at Nazi base at Kharkov maintain pressure against Nazis at Stalin grad and on Rzhev where Germans admit temporary break into Velikie 90 miles from Latvian EUROPEAN AIR RAF night raiders pound great Ger man inland northern France and Belgium Fortresses and deepest daylight plastering Nazi airdrome at RomillySur 80 miles from Yanks lost six planes but down 50 PARLEY Hitler and aides parley with Laval of France and Ciano on strategy against al lies in Anton Hitlers Dutch says he will raise army to help throw the Yankees out of Burma invaders way toPort of Akyab with out resistance beyond scattered air attack on RAF points fighters strafing Jap installations and bombers raiding airdrome at Yank airmen from China hit Lashio on Burma NEW tanks and infantry smash at dwindling Jap holdouts trapped in Buna mission pocket MacArthur reports enemy ed in Rickenbacker Tells Story Of Rescue NEW 21 tain Eddie back home after his harrowing exper iences in the South Pacific and in the hellhole of told his story personally to the Ameri can people yesterday over nation wide radio The the three weeks he and seven others floated on a raft in the ocean after their air plane ran out of and of the things he saw in the American Japanese theater of much the same as he told news papermen in Washington and lat er in Sitting here in the comfort of my home on a Sunday afternoon just five days before I find it rather difficult to visualize that entirely different world some thousands of away in the Pacific from which I have just re the flying ace of the First World War said Few Americans who have not been there can comprehend that world in which our armed forces are making the gallant fight for for such Sunday afternoons and See RICKENBACKER Page 13 BARKLEYClSFOR Asks New Congress To Bury Factional Differences 21 Senate Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky called on the new Congress today to bury factiona differences in harmonious sup port of the war effort which would leave the country unitedwhen the time comes to writethe Republican minorities will climb to the highest point in years with the convening of the new session on but Barkley expressed confidence that would make no difference toward prosecting the While he conceded it was diffi cult to say that any political or ganization or group would not be politically minded or have its eye on the presidential year of he hoped and believed that it would be possible for the Re publicans and others to work more closely than ever in these critical The closer we come to victory and the visualization of the kinc of peace we all hope he told the more essential it is to have a united No one could forecast when peace would he but none could escape projecting his mind into the future in contempla tion of that It is very important that the country in every way can to a just peace and to organize world opinion for the at tempt which must to pro vide both peace and postwar con ditions will make another such conflict as this he He declared that members of Congress could help in as well as in prosecution ofthe by being Americans before they are Democrats or I dont believe that any member or any group can afford to take any other he and dont see in the coming Congress any effort to retard the completion of everything that isnecessary to win the war as completely and as promptly as Cleared in Death Of Her Husband 21 rors took little more than half an hour Margaret Herlihy of the fatal shooting of her thricemarried David Carr and father of her unborn The twelve miners and ranchers delayed long enough Saturday night to ask the court whether the verdict should be signed in penor then acquitted the 21year old daughter of and Herlihy of a murder John chief prosecutor of the fiveday personally con gratulated the defendant with the words If I had been on the jury I would have acquitted Miss Herlihy in support of her plea of self that Carr attacked her without warning the night of August 14 as they re turned from an evening spent across the border in The shooting occurred in a bed room ol the Herlihy home in the presence of the girls awakened by the continuing Margaret and the army officer had been married secretly in Mexico two months Defense testi mony presented Carr as driven frantic by demanding letters from one of his tyvp earlier wives neither and from a common law Aviation Continues To Make Rommels Retreat A Nightmare By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Axis was reported today moving its forces from Tripoli and diverting men and material even from the hardpressed Russian front in order to make an allout fight for Tuni sia in the wake of a twoday mili tary and political at Hitlers Neutral and Allied sources re ported that a huge convoy was be ing assembled in southern French ports to rush reinforcements from and that Rommels Afri can Corps and Mussolinis tattered Legions might give Up Tripolitania althogether in order to concen trate every available and gun in the struggle for A Reuters dispatch from North Africa said Allied patrols had cap tured Italians from Tripoli who were trying to link up with Walther Neiirings Tunisian forces and added that there were indica tions that part of the Italian garri son of Tripoli also was moving by sea to The Daily In a dispatch from said it was reported from Vichy that the Germans were planning a large scale attempt to reinforce the Tunisian forces with a convoy of 150 French ships mass ed in French ports for the risky The presence of Pierre Vichy chief of at the Friday and Saturday conference with Hitler and Count Glaeazzo Italian foreign un official quarters pointed may be linked with some such Axis Observers coupled reports that the Axis was prepared to use in North Africa even the weapons and men needed on the Russian front with the statement of an Al lied spokesman in Algiers that we have a lot hard fighting ahead of the British were pro gressing through denso mine fields in Libya where they had reached the region of 140 miles west of Agheila and 225 miles from Lively Patrol Actiivty Both Allied and Axis reports told of lively patrol activity and much air fighting in The Rome quoting the high said advanced Axis ele ments were being kept busy repul sing enemy Harbors and ships at Bone and Philippeville in Algeria were attacked by bombers and many direct hits the communique The British communique from Cairo said Allied aviation contin ued to make Rommels retreat a and pounded his re treating columns with particular effect at Buerat El 60 miles northwest of While the Axis was believed to be getting out of informed opinion here was that Rommel would use every conceivable means of rearguard and delaying action in order to gain as much time as possible for consolidation of the position at Tunis and These developments coincided with news from Allied headquart ers in Tunisia that French supported by American fighter had recaptured 60 miles west of the port of Sousse and 62 miles south of MedjezEl which is a key point in struggle for Tunis and A spokesman at Allied head quarters said the American fight ers had knocked out at least 10 enemy vehicles In the action around Apparently referring to the same French headquarters in North Africa reported earlier that French troops had occupied Ger man positions west of Kairouan which is 25 miles east of Pichon had held their gains in the face of strong enemy counterat See MEDITERRANEAN Page 2 AI JASPER BY Special to The house owned by Donald Brower was damaged badly by a fire that start ed in the kitchen aJC a second floor apartment about 9 oclock last The kitchen in the second floor occupied by and Max was burned out and water poured on the flames by a Jasper bucket bri gade and also the rural truck of the Adrian fire damaged the second floor rooms Furniture from the first floor rooms was removed and was saved but many of the furnishings in the Woodard apartment were The bucket brigade or ganized by Jasper volunteers had the fire under control when the rural truck arrived from ;