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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder f up Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 SEN 10 BOTTOM Enemy Losses In Last Weeks Naval Engagement Set At 28 10 Hit ANOTHER DESTROYER HIT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United States navy dealt the Jap anese fleet the most disastrous de feat in modern naval it became apparent with the disclosure that enemy losses in last weeks threeday sea battle prob ably reached the staggering pro portions of 28 ships destroyed and 10 more This believed to have cost the Japanese two six heavy two light cruis six destroyers and 12 trans ports and cargo became even more crushing with news that allied bombers sank another cruis er and a destroyer off New Guinea last The American sea victory in the Solomons grew in magnitude last night when the navys delayed re port on Saturday nights battle off Guadalcanal Island told of the sinking of a Japanese battleship or heavy three large cruis ers and a United States men tioned for the first time in a navy communique on the southwestern Pacific thundered into the exchanging longrange wal lops that forced the foe to turn and flee While citing the sinking ol the five warships and the damaging of another cruiser and a the navy cautioned that this report of damage may include some of the damage already re A naval spokesman expressed that if there was any it probably was not Original Report The first report of the savage encounter with the Rising Suns warfleet from 13 to 15 told Monday of the destruction of 23 Japanese vessels including a bat tleship and three heavy Seven including a battle were declared The communique also explained that details of the Saturday night bat Ue have not yet been The latest Japanese Josses off New Guineas northeastern west of the were described in a communique today from Douglas MacArthurs In addition to sinking the cruiser and the allied heavy bombers dropped 500 pound bombs In the night raid on another de stroyer off the Gona shore and blasted landing Three Japanese Zero rising to de fend the naval were shot The historic Solomons naval bat tle which cost the United States two light cruisers and six destroy also brought death to an esti mated to Japanese troops when eight transports were send to the The enemy transports presum ably carried much fighting equip As a result of these naval experts predicted the battered foe would be forced to take at least three weeks to recover enough strength for another fullscale as sault at the strategic The Japanese have admitted loss of a battleship in the a cruiser and three destroyers but claimed that eight American cruis ers were one transport and four or five 40 FOOllslD Planning Commission Turns Down 36Lot Subdivision The city planning commission ivhich has been meeting regularly September to perfect its or took its first official ac tion last night and unanimously de cided that subdivision building lots in Adrian must be at least 50 feet wide in the The planning commission turned down a proposal submitted by Juergens of Toledo for a subdivi sion of 36 lots on Vine Street all of the proposed being 40 feet The commission Mil ton said that 40 foot building lots were loo narrow for Adrian and that in the future a lot 50 feet wide would be the minimum in subdivision plats that are submitted to Other members of the commis sion are Ed secretary Har old vice and Alice Walter Adelbert John G Ott and Mayor BULLETIN 20 state supreme court today forbade the state board of canvassers to certify George OBrien as win ner of the seat in Congress now held by Clarence pending a hearing of MeLeods challenge of the November S elec tion results scheduled lor Novem ber SETS BATTLE MARK The United States light cruiser Boise above docked at the Philadelphia Navy home from the Solomon Islands battle zone with the extraor dinary record of having been chiefly instrumental in sinking six Japanese warships in a single engage HERES HOW COFFEE Sugar Book Also Becomes Coffee Ration Book Grocers and other retail sellers of coffee may obtain official infor mation on how to handle coffee ra tioning from the county rationing Retailers Bulletin 5 of the which is a brief but offi cial explanation of the merchants role in the coffee program is now available if leaders will call at the court The coffee rationing plan is ex tremely simple for both merchants and Guy secre tary of the rationing board If you know how sugar goes over the you will have no diffi culty understanding how coffee is The sugar book now also becomes the coffee Begin ning at midnight Saturday all retail sales of coffee will be This order is to give retailers a chance to stock up in coffee so that rationing can start with a supply on hand in the There are now 19 or 20 stamps left in the individual sugar which grocers have been tearing off from right to left down to 9 or 10 to cover sugar Nine of the remaining stamps be gining at 27 will be used for The first covers weeks from thoTTjeginhing of ra tioning 29 through January Like the other coffee it is good for one Stamp 27 will be the first torn off for coffee because it is in the corner at the There will be no forms to make no People just take their sugar books and get their While Stamp covering the first five means one pound for each member of the fam ily except children whose ages on the book show 14 years or the OPA bulletin states that the length of the periods to be covered by suc ceeding stamps may That means that as the war goes on we may get the pound more or less according to Decaffeinated coffee or coffee mixed with other materials is ra tioned by the pound just like pure but coffee in the form of concentrates and substi when not mixed with are not Sale of green coffee to consum ers is Nemire ex PLAN TO DOUBLE PLANE OUTPUT 20 vastly sleppedup allied air offen sive was in the making today as the nation disclosed plans to double its warplane production within a program which is expected to make plane output a a a year WPB Chief Donald announcing the plans did not disclose how many planes were to be President Roose velts blueprint for victory goals set soon after the country went to war called for planes this year and in 1943 but this program was revised downward to permit greater production of harderhitting types found more valuable on the war Expressing confidence that monthly plane production can be doubled by this time next Nelson added he believed the qual ity of fighting planes also could be Wilson already is forming a new aircraft production board to sup ervise production and procurement of both army and navy planes and Nelson WPBs present aircraft production division will be dissolved arid its more than 200 will be assigned to the army and The WPB chairman explained that during a defensive war arma ment production had to be geared to the munitions needs of all pos sible campaigns in all types of cli mate and On the offen he production can be centered on specific goals and mili tary SULLIVAN WILL COME IRYS Served As Army Aviator In First World War The John Sullivan for eight years pastor of Cath erines parish at has been named pastor of Marys Cath olic Church in this city according to a list of clergy changes issued by the Chancery officeand pub lished in the Michigan Sullivan will succeed the Cotter who recently was transferred to Sullivan was born in Grand He served as a Army aviator in the first World He studied at the University of Notre the University of Michigan and the Harvard Law prac ticing law in Detroit before begin ning his theological studies at St Marys Seminary at He was ordained by Bishop Michael Gallagher December His first appointment as pas tor was to St Josephs parish at Dexter from 1929 to He then went to the Algonac appointment Just when he comes to Adrian has not been ACCIDENT REPORT injuries and permanent disabilities in Michigan industrial accidents increased in the state Department of Labor and Indus try reported while the to tal of all accidents The department said 24 fatal injuries were reported in four more than in while the number of permanent disabilities increased from 179 in September to 181 last The total number of accidents dropped to ONESHIP FLEET Takes It And Dishes t Out 20 Charles former GenGiven up for lostin adramatic eral Electric Company president night battle off the Solomon Is JAPANESE IN Cruiser And Destroyer Sunk 3 Enemy Planes Sliot Down ANOTHER WARSHIP FLEES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacArthurs American and Australian jungle fighters pinned the Japanese into a narrow corridor along the Pa puan coast between Buna and Gona today after Allied airmen had smashed an enemy sea and air re lief sinking a cruiser and destroyer and downing three Todays noon communique said that Allied ground forces were fighting in the outskirts of main enemy base in the battle and the settlement about 30 miles northwest along the coast where the Japanese made their initial landing in this region last July After days of withdrawal with little or no the Japa nese apparently were making a stand on Buna and Gona in a last effort to prevent expulsion from the sector from which they launched the drive that menaced Americans And British Hurl Back Germans In Drive On Tunis and recently named vice chairman lands a month the American j Port on the Australian of the War Production was light steamed side of New only last Sep made administrator of the gigantic triumphantly into Philadelphia latellember ALASKA De fense 20 aerial reconnaissance substantiates recent reports of apparently re newed Japanese air activity at At tu near the end of the Aleu tian The island was occu pied once this summer by the in vaders and later First indications the Japanese were again visiting the ruins of burned Attu village and adjacent headlands was reported two weeks ago by Lieutenant Major Me McWil on an observation flew through overcast at a low al titude above Hollz Bay directly over eight Japanese float planes on the Some apparently had been His New York began firing rap idly and McWilliams circled as fast as possible out of the But ma chine gun bullets from the apparently from one of the dis mantled Japanese hit one motor of McWilliams with out disabling Later McWilliams returned and dropped fire bombs on the ground ed without observing re Japanese on the beach scat some seeking shelter in the village Two days in a heavy led a flight of fighting planes over Francis Lieut James Arthur Los and Ralph straffed the grounded planes and the bomb er loosed more fire One of the previously grounded planes was on the water apparent ly ready to take off but it was Japanese machine gun fire damaged the motor of Lieu tenant Stevenss plane but he and all other planes returned safely to their The Japanese planes were near installations which the invaders built early in the summer and then abandoned two month ago when Kiska apparently was AUCTIONS Auction southwest of Virgil See on Market Public auction southwest of Fred C Auct See on Market southeast of See on Market east ot Olivet on Frank See and today the Fourth Naval District revealed stories of the epic individual heroism which won the oneship fleet a hallow ed place in American naval Outnumbered and the Boise was chiefly instrumental in sinking six Japanese warships in 27 minutes of pointblank battle during the night of 2627 after intercepting an enemy force mov ing toward During her extraordinary achievement she was battered and envelop ed in masthigh Other craft in the cruiserdestroyer pack left her behind as fatally But two hours later she steam ed out of the darkness and took her accustomed place in the Some of the secrets of her epic victory were revealed today when the navy explained why 19 officers and four of them re ceived decorations during her trip JG Mjlo B of received the navy cross because fire broke out at his but he made no attempt to leave the navy He was found dead at his post Minor Butler Poole of gunners mate first got the navy cross after he gave his life to prevent an explosion of am He put on a gas mask and en tered a compartment to flood it during a Ha was killed be fore achieving his Commander Edward medical of although under heavy re moved wounded from shellstruck areas and no wounded man under his charge died as a result of wounds Vint Elliott seaman first of ex tinguished a fire with utter dis regard for his own then saved a mans life by artificial respiration and worked on at other tasks until overcome by ex See BOISE Page 9 Under the personal leadership of General the Allies seemed close to the climax of the counteroffensive which has driven the enemy back along his own path over the Owen Stanley moun tains and down to the coastal jun les in about seven A light cruiser and two destroy ers stood in to shore near Gona under cover of the com munique and were meeting landing barges when they were surprised by Allied heavy bombers dodging through rain squalls and under low clouds that the enemy evidently was counting on for con Flares Guide Fliers Using flares to guide he bombers drove in quickly scoring a hit amidships that sank Ihe cruiser and planting another bullseye shot with a 500pound bomb on one of the destroyers which split in two after a second Turn NEW GUINEA Page 9 Reports Progress In Drive Against Enemy UBoats 20 Enemy submarines practically driven have away been from American but the office of war information is not beating any drums about Once in a explained Director Elmer Davis last we do try to discourage overop timism such as is likely to arise when the news for a while is con sistently Take the case of for The vigorous effects of our navy have pretty well driv en enemy submarines away from our and accordingly some people are likely to feel that the submarine menace is It is not submarines go where they meet least and they are still doing great damage in other parts of the in a radio said the surprise arrival of American troops in North Africa had justi fied the governments policy of withholding certain types of mili tary information from the Asserting that the loss of every American ship known to have been sunk or otherwise destroyed hao been announced to Davis said We know that the Arneriean people are courageous enough to stand bad We believe thai the American people are also in telligent enough not to want news that would imperil lives ol American soldiers and or diminish our prospects The names of ships damaged in action are not he because there is nothing the en emy would like better than to know just what ships he has Denouncing rumor Davis said We are trying not to fool the but we cant do much for citizens who insist on fooling AntiTrust Suit Termed Nothing Short of Tragic Bendix Aviation Corporation of South terming the gov ernments antitrust suit nothing short of tragic in these times and accusing the Department of Jus tices of declared today it would defend itself to the President in a statement issued charged the government filed the suit because the company refused to be co erced by the Department of Jus tice into an agreement which it was not required to make by law and which was unfair on its Institution of the suit at this Breech is nothing short of tragic since the companys de fense will require much needed time of already overworked execu tives who should continue to de vote their entire time to the war Filed in federal district court in the suit charges that Bendix violated anti trust and tariff laws through ille gal international agreements in the manufacture and sale of aviation Twentyfive firms and mostly were named Bendix was charged with con spiring to divide world sales terri exact noncompetitive and restrict competition and re strain Breech said that after dismissal of a 194041 grand jury in New York the Department of Justice of fered to enter into a consent decree with Bendix relative to its commer cial Bendix consented he since most of the agree ments had become inoperative be cause of the the negotiations proceeded Breech it appeared that the Department of Justice wanted more than a consent decree eliminating the objectionable pro visions of the The de partment demanded that the com pany agree to enter into license agreements with any applicant un der any patent owned by the com pany for the entire life of the pat Since the patents owned by the company are among its most valu able it was apparent that the company could not agree thus to open to all applicants its entire patent without limitations as to Breech said the agreements made before war Through many of he Bendix se cured information and rights from foreign companies which have been of great military value to the armed forces of this DEATH LIST IS INCREASED TO 4 Believe Insecticide Was Mix ed In Scrambled Eggs powerful possibly an insec ticide mistaken for powdered milk and used to cook scrambled caused the deaths of 47 insane asylum an investigation revealed and Charles Sprague termed the tragedy mass The Governor said he had di rected the state police to leave no stone unturned in their effort to affix responsibility for this mass The possibility of homi cide was Nothing was wrong with the rozen egg yolks supplied the Ore on State Hospital for the Insane y the Agricultural Marketing Ad Sprague The poison was evidently added in the preparation of the hospital sup said an analysis of the eggs served at dinner Wednes day night showed they contained a deadly poison sodium flouridej commonly used in He cited the possibility that roach kept in a barrel in a cel ar under the was put into he eggs during their preparation nstead of powdered stored The powders are similar n He said an inmate kitchen help er preparing the eggs left the pot unattended for five or ten minutes he went to the cellar in search of powdered It is pos he that the poison could lave been put into the eggs dur ing this Rats used in a test by Frank University of Oregon bac showed no ill effects after eating egg yolks taken di rectlyvfrom cans of frozen but died in three to five minutes afte rconsuming leftovers from the hospital A total of 467 inmates who ate the eggs became violently ill in a matter of minutes All were complained of stomach paralysis of the and in the strong lived the weaker died in INTERNED BERLIN From German Broad number 01 British and American pilots forced down in Spanish Morocco during North African operations have been to Spain for internment it reported here and Claude Davis who are employed at the Leriawee county tuberculosis sanatorium re ceived word yesterday from the War Department that their son Stanley Davis was killed in action 5 in New Davis who was 22 years old and was home on a furlough a year He was transferred to Aus in April this He at ended the Sand Creek high school and before entering the service vas employed by the Jim Brown Fence Besides his parents he leaves six sisters Stephen Stortz and Beulah Shoemaker of It appears that the Germans are Thomas Stone and Miss in about 30 trice Davis of of Bizerte and in the Tunis lolmes of Hudson and Earl area and are preparing to make Ford of Detroit COFFEE RATIONING IS OFFICIAL NOW 20 Coffee rationing is official The War Production Board to day formally delegated to the Of fice of Price Administration au thority to ration the The fact that coffe would be beginning at midnight November was publicly announced Octo ber In authorizing OPA to ration WPB revoked conservation order The order has con troled the distribution of coffee since April Acknowledging the use of Mexi can chick some times known as Garbanzo as a blend with coffee which has arisen in the re cent coffee shortage in this coun the OPA placed these pro ducts under price control Maximum prices will for most the highest price charged in Holiday Turkey Prices Are Up unusually slow preThanksgivihg Day movement of turkeys from farm to market is keeping prices of the birds levels substantially higher than at any previous holi day period in recent market experts said They blamed the tardy market ing on labor transporta tion difficulties and uncertainty cf growers and dealers regardin price ceiling There are plenty of turke3s back on the The national popu lation was estimated slightly larg er than a year ago and almost as big as the 1940 record Tur key production has been favored by plentiful feed and good weather in most except early in the Dealers reported that despite the elevated demand is good largely because of the slow move Turkey they said have advanced no more than mosl other livestock and not as much as Experts reported dressed birds quoted at were around 3i to 4014 cents a pound for grade A in the wholesale market Those weighing 16 pounds and less at the top those scaling 16 to 20 pounds at 39 cents over 20 pounds at 38 Grade B1 birds were quoted about 1 cents lower and grade C about 4 cents A year ago lop grade birds the dressed market were selling around 29 cents and in the three previous seasons prices were around 24 In the live market young tur keys were quoted from 28 to 31 cents a compared with 22 to 23 a year Geese were priced around 18 cents compared with 16 a year ago ducks at a top of 20 cents compared with and broiler chickensat 28 com pared 20 Killed in Action Rome Broadcast Predicts Americans Will Pounce Upon Europe By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fight ing has developed in Tunisia with the first round going to British and American combat teams driv ing toward Bizerte and Tunis from several and a spokes man at the allied headquarters North Africa said today that a third of one Nazi Panzer column had been destroyed and two other columns hurled In Libya the Germans gave up Rommels last escape port short of Allied mechanized forces vvtiich drove the coastal spur the Atlas mountains gave the Germans their first major drub bing of the Tunisian campaign 30 to 40 miles from the big Bizerte naval base after pushing at least half way to Bizerte from the Al gerian Allied losses were described as enlisted in the Army two years agoslight althought the Nazis used their best medium tanks in the fight and supported with dive The twothirds of the Panzer column which still remained in action after the clash fell back before the allied The other two Nazi columns were repulsed in engagements to the The other two Nazi columns were repulsed in engagements to the KRESS hail ed today a decisive victory in a fullscale midCaucasian battle near the northern terminus of the Jeorgian military highway which runs through the difficult Cau casus mountains to A special communique last night said the Germans left dead on the suffered many times that number in wounded and lost vast military stores in a battle of sev eral days on the approaches to The war bulletin did not say which side precipiated the now apparently the total casualties and the imposing list of trophies claimed from the invaders spoke of a largescale rout for the Axis That sizeable forces were in volved was shown by the communi que in saying Our troops routed the 13th Ger man tank the Banden burger the 45th bicycle the seventh Sapper bat the 525th antitank regi one battalion of the first German Ajpine regiment and the 336th special The booty count included HO seven armored 70 95 84 183 a million or more two ammuni tion supply other dumps and The Germans persisted in their costly bucking against the Stalin grad lines yesterday and in one sector were beaten back in six consecutive attacks with a loss of 11 the regular midnight communique In another sec tor the enemy was credited with occupying a few demolished houses at great including eight planes These the enemy was inactive in the Mozdok area of the north or after his unsuccess ful thrusts of the previous day and northeast of Tuapse along the Black Sea red soldiers reported holding firmly in newly occupied TONIGHT Automobile owners have their last opportunity to obtain their A ration card for gasoline this after noon and school build ings throughout the Most including the Adrian ele mentary will be open until 9 The rationing board said today that the registration is mov ing along without difficulty and would be virtually completed to night At the close of the registra tion car owners will have to apply at the rationing board for their The rationing board will accept applications of motor ists for ration books next their stand A spokesman at the allied headquarters He added that although the French situation is extremely t appears that almost all the rest of Tunisia either is controlled by iroallied French garrisons or oc cupied by the allies Heavy German losses in yesterdays clashes were quite but they are pouring in reserves and it looks ike we are in for considerable allied pincers closed on the last 850 miles of North African coast in Axis Italy began to see her A Rome broadcast said North Africa was the spring joard from which tho Americans would pounce upon and declared Italys hour has The allied drive into Tunisia was said to have carried advance units lalf way from the Algerian border to and the first clashes of the developing fight cost Ger many 17 armored 11 them The American and British van uard of Andersons east ound army is pretty far into a spokesman said at al lied headquarters in North Field dispatches indicated that the fighting off challenging round detachments and had driven 50 miles by the coastal roads or 35 miles by air from the Algerian frontier toward French naval base at which the Nazis are expected to attempt a The Morocco radio said allied patrols destroyed eight of 30 Ger man tanks engaged in north Tuni sia Tuesday that three Nazi tanks were knocked out in another en counter which led to a German route and that parachutists last night wrecked six enemy armored vehicles and took several prison See MEDITERRANEAN Page 9 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AFRICA Allied mechanized forces driving from Algeria with in 35 airline miles from Axisheld naval stronghold at Bizerte after smashing German tank while British 8th army on eastern pincers chases Rommels armies from Libyan port of Turkey reports Hitler pulls 13 divisions from Russian front to portect Balkans as Italian radio declares Italys hour has America will pounce on press fleeing Ger mans after major victory in rout of at Ordzhonikidze in Cau with many wounded and rich booty Russians also hold firmly to new gains at Leningrad and steady Stalingrad ups toll oj Jap warcraft in last weeks three day sea battle to probably 28 de stroyed and 10 more with delayed report of sinking of second battleship or heavy three large cruisers and a NEW troops pin Japs into narrow corri dor along Papual coast between Buna base and Gona after airmen smash foes sea and air reliet sinking cruiser and destroy er and ;