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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 25, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL Colder Details on Fata Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE RUSSIAN PINCERS CLOSE ON GERMANS 3 TRAFFIC DEATHS TOJ8JOR YEAR Second High School Youth Dies After Collision Near Tecumseh HUDSON MAN KILLED Lenawee county had a record of 18 traffic fatalities lor the year today after three deaths yesterday afternoon and last two in a highway collision near Tecumseh in which two high school boys were killed and another at Hudson where a westbound New York Cen tral passenger train crashed into a car on a A year ago at this time 38 mo torists had been killed in traffic accidents in the The 1941 total was 39 highway Donald 15 year old Te cumseh high school son of and Bernard died in Tecumseh hospital about 9 oclock last night a few hours after the death of his Robert son of and Robert Giilespie Their driven by collided with an empty gravel truck driven by Donald Hathaway of Cadmus at an intersection one mile west and one mile south of Tecumseh at 2 oclock yesterday Adrian Boys Recovering Robert 15 years son of Esther Adrian public school and LeRoy son of and Vern Sharp of 109 Bristol Street were recovering satisfactorily from in Both were passengers in the Gillespie a tenth grade suf fered a broken left leg and head a ninth grade stu dent in the junior high also suffered a broken left leg and head They still are patients in Tecumseh Hathaway was not The two Tecumseh boys were in Adrian yesterday noon and the Adrian students were accompany ing them back to Tecumseh when the accident Gillespie were Undecided on Inquest Sheriffs officers were notified and Coroner Ed Braun of Adrian was Braun said today that he had not determined if he would hold an The funeral services for Gillespie will be Friday morning at 10 oclock at the Belding Funeral Home in Tecumseh with the VRobinson Burial will be in the Mountain Home cemetery at He is sur vived by his and Robert Gillespie and two Clara and at The funeral services for Clark have not yet been His father is in West at the present time and arrange ments had been made for all mem bers of the Clark family to go west December Funeral arrangements will be made after Clark ar rives from the coastIn addition to his Donald is survived by a brother William Clark of Jackson and a half George Rockwood of West and a sister Joan Marie Two Mabel Wilson of Tecumseh and Florence CJark of also The body is at the Collins Funeral Skull is Fractured Ernest 63 years died of a skull fracture a few min utes after he drove his automobile in front of a westbound New York Central passenger train on the Tiffin Street crossing in Hudson at oclock yesterday Dumkey was driving south on Tiffin Street and drove up a steep grade directly in front of the locomotive which crashed into the middle of the The car went down the embankment and Dumkey was pinned under it He died just as he was being taken into Thorn Memorial iTurn to FATALITIES Page 6 WHERE SOVIET JAWS CLOSE ON NAZIS RUSSIA CHERNYSHEVSKAYA STALINGRAD ROSTOV To Caucasus Arrows indicate where Red army offensives have pushed into the cold steppes west of Stalingrad to threaten the entire Nazi salient in that Deep est reported penetration was at Chernyshevskaya on the Chir 75 miles west of rail town which the Russians previously Southwest of Soviets were reported continuing drive after taking Aksai in an advance from STILL DAIE FIRS TIMS Fortytwo Adrian air raid ward ens attended the first of a series of first aid classes at Adrian high school last night The classes have been arranged so the wardens can meet civilian defense requirements and get chairman of Red Cross first aid work in the is teaching the class and is being assisted by a group of 12 or 16 as sistants to aid in the demonstra tion of artificial res piration and other The class will meet Tuesday and Fri day night at the high school this week and next AUCTIONS Auction southwest of Linehan See on Market Furniture Auction at Adri Fred See on Market Public cast or Hud ion Victor See on Market Jeffers Says Program Stands Despite Protests By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tests against nationwide gasoline rationing drenched the Capital to day but Rubber Administrator William Jeffers declared the program December 1 remains the effec tive Representative Johnson said he would continue his fight a resentative Anderson said he and a group of other oil state congressmen would try to show that nationwide rationing is completely After hearing Jeffers members of a House In terstate subcommittee said pri vately it appeared that little could be done to avert the They referred to Jeffers declaration that rationing was not necessary to conserve gasoline outside the East but was essential for the con servation of stocks of he might reach a dan gerocs low next Chairman Truman of the special Senate Defense Inves tigating Committee announced that Secretary Harold Defense Transportation Di erctor Joseph Eastman and Price Administrator Leon Hender son had been directed to appear Friday to establish the need for Ive had more than com largely from the Truman told He said he hoped to develop through the four officials such a complete picture of the necessity for general rationing that opposi tion would Once the American people are convinced that this drastic step is necessary they will be patriotic and cooperate as always do Truman Turn to GAS Page 13 Position of Nazis Before Stalingrad Is Called Awful 25 OP The Nazis besiegers of Stalingrad are in an awful military com pelled to withdraw from the Volga city through a curving corridor of Russian armies and to cross the Don River if they are to get free of the Soviet a Brit ish military source said This who must re main that there was no confirmation here that the Germans had ordered a general withdrawal from Stalin any counterat tack to relieve the menaced army would be tremendously difficult This informant pointed out that the Russian offensive may prove to be the first major land action of the war unaccompanied by heavy air Two possible he might be unfavorable weather or the diversion of much German strength to North Claim Confession In Fatal Beating Macomb county authorities claim ed a confession today from a state prison fugitive to the fatal beating of a farm worker in a dispute over treatment of a Wilbur chief assistant said that had admitted that he clubbed Walter to death last 26 on a farm south of here where both were Palmei declared he hit Siglow with the club after Siglow first had attacked him with it and then had hurled it at Hand Palmer said Siglow had accused him of mistreating the Hand While serving a term for auto mobile a walked away from a farm of the State Prison of Southern Michi gan Sept He was recaptured in Georiga Hand said would ask a murder charge against To Bare Plans To Exterminate Jews In GermanOccupied Europe Details of a campaign to extermi nate all Jews in Nazioccupied Eu rope by the end of the year are to be laid before a committee of lead ing Jewish organizations today in New The confirmed by the state department and a per sonal representative of President with how more than Jews already have been slaughtered in accordance with a race extinction order by Adolf Before leaving for New York to address the committee this after Stephen chair man of the World Jewish Congress and president of the American Jewish said he carried official documentary proof that Hitler has ordered the extermina tion of all Jews in Naziruled Eu rope in After a consultation with State Department he announced they had termed authentic certain sources which revealed that ap proximately half of the estimated Jews in Nazioccupied Eu rope already had been killed and that Hitler was wrathful at fail ure to complete the extermination To speed the slaughter of the other half during the remaining month before the edicts Wise said the Nazis were mov ing some fourfifths of the Jews in Hitlerruled European countries to lie said Nazi doc tors were killing them at the rate of more than 100 men an per by injecting air bub bles into simplest and cheapest method they could who heads the com asserted that already the Jewish population or Warsaw had been reduced from to about The Polish governmentinexile reported in London yesterday that Heinrich Nazi Gestapo had ordered the extermina tion of onehalf of the Jewish pop ulation of Poland by the end of the year and that had been killed through September under the Only skilled workers in the German war to remain in the Warsaw the government In addjtion lo the State Depart ment which he said had provided the documentary proof of previous rumors and the chairman said a representative of President recently returned had confirmed other stor ies and told him that the worst you thought is details of the gruesome campaign will be revealed publicly willJbe decided by the Wise adding that any contemplated action be an nounced after todays IN CRITICAL PHASE Eden Wont Discuss Deals Made By Eisenhower With French 25 Secretary Anthony Eden told the House of Commons today that the battle for North Africa is in an extremely critical phase and de clined to discuss arrangements that Eisenhower has made with the local French The statement was made while Eden was commenting for the sec ond day on the cancellation by Prime Minister Churchill of a Charles De Gaulle had scheduled for last Sat The Prime Minister and I did not think its delivery at this par ticular lime would be helpful to the extremely tense and serious operationsnow proceeding in Tu Eden We could not take the respon sibility for allowing anything to so far as we had the power to control which might hamper the responsible commanders or make the task of our own troops and those of our allies more diffi The house cheered who has just succeeded Sir Stafford Cripps as government leader in the when he said The first British strongly supported by United Slates is making its way eastward over enormous distances with the ut most possible and they are greatly helped in the advance by the lavorable atlitude of the popu lation and also by the vigorous re sistance which the French troops of Tunisia already are offering lo the German and Italian The government entered into engagements with De Gaulle and those engagements Eden I hope Ihe house will agree with the government that the greatest discretion should be observed in the utterances which may be made while the battle and general opera tions are in their present extreme ly critical Earlier Eden told the house that all Britons interned in North Af rica and almost all the fighting French internees now have been War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS narrow German escape corridor from Stalingrad to 30 boosting Nazi losses to dead and wounded in weekold offensivethat still London source calls posi tion of Nazi besiegers Germans also admit Russians penetrate their defensive on Rzhev central front in what may be another strong picture Bizerte Tunis battle near showdown coastal entrenched foe as Nazis claim British first army dealt heavysetback near Algerian fron Germans land more troops on coast and report heavy reinforce ments rushed into southern Tuni British Foreign Secretary Eden calls battle in exceedingly critical phase but adds Anglo American forces speed to aid French already tangling with NEW in close quarter battle with last stand Jap forces in 12mile BunaGona beach with every available plane strafing bombers firemain Jap South China bases near Can ton without RAF blasts Jap airdrome at ALLIES FOR SHOWDOWN Roam Length and Breadth of Tunisia Clashing With Axis Patrols 4 NAZI PLANES DOWNED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British and French forces were re ported roaming the length and breadth of Tunisia clashing occasionally with enemy patrols in short but violent engagements and preparing the ground for a final and bitter reckoning with the Axis in Longrange American P38 fighters ranged the skies above the ground seeking out German and Italian concentra attacking troop columns and trains and occasionally engaging Axis Four German planes were shot down and a troop train was riddled by these fighters near Gabes British observers said that both the British Eighth army in and the allied army in Tunisia have built up their forces for a crushing blow at both ends of the extended German lines which would be launched at any Advices from authorized spokes have indicated a longer period of preparation for the admittedly tough Attack Troop Train of engagements between patrols of the opposing armies in southern Tunisia and the aerial attack on an Axis troop train near litlle more than 100 miles from the Libyan suggest ed that the Germans are throw ing heavy reinforcements into southern Tunisia and probably the key port of Tripoli If it may be difficult to separate the humbled African corps withdrawing westward in Libya and the swiftly gathered forces in The British Eighth army ap proaching El Agheila from Ageda bia in Libya should know in a few days whether Rommel plans to make a stand in the nar row Agheila or continue his flight toward French patrols in southern Tuni sia under the command of Giraud were reporting yesterday continued scouting activity against an apparently increased infiltra tion of Germans but a com munique from the French com mand broadcast by radio Morocco said everything calm during the Nothing of importance to See MEDITERRANEAN Page 13 WITH THE United Slates Ail Forces In ff American accompanied bythe largest fight er escorts yet seen in the China subjected two of Japans main air bases in Southern China lo punishing attacks today without drawing opposition from a single enemy An air port on the island of San 72 miles south of was raided in the morning and in stallations on the Tienho airfield at Canton were destroyed in the They handed it back two for one for the ineffective predawn ene my raid on the Kwangsi airdrome in which two of three Japanese bombers were shot out of the sky and the third possibly was destroy Three hangars believed filled with Japanese a big bar racks and a large workshop area at the Sanchu airport received di rect hits in the morning raid by the American Sky Five tons of bombs were dropped on the Japans principal South China reserve base and airplane repair and storage Fires were started and oil supplies were believed set A string of bombs exploded on a runway as three enemy planes were taking One was demol ished before getting off the Fighters attacked the probably damaging TO OPEN HIGHWAY 25 county hastened today to open its new limited access high way without any pomp and cir cumstance Members of the Wayne county road commission said they felt that the sooner the highway could be made the with out even a dedication Its opening was scheduled for 5 The known as the Davison Limited breaks a traffic bottleneck through High land Depressed 12 to 17feet below ground level and having three traffic lanes in each direc the highway will speed trans portation for war No Paper Tomorrow In accordance with custom there be no edition of The Telegram on Thanksgiving Nazi Losses In Captured And Dead Near Family Gatherings And Special Church Services Mark Holiday Turkey Prices Up This Year Although travel probably will be curtailed to some by war time Adrian and Len awee county will observe Thanks giving Day tomorrow with special church services and with the cus tomary number of family gather The supply of the prin cipal item on many Thanksgiving is reported to be adequate in this vicinity in spite of heavy demands made by the nations numerous Army posts and Navy Turkey will be a fixture on practically all menus in the armed services Tur key prices in Adrian range from ten to 15 cents a pound higher than a year Last year the quotations were from 28 to 34 cents a This year turkey prices vary from 37 to 49 cents a In spite of the dealers report a brisk demand for the One group Adrian churches has arranged for a union service tomorrow morning at 10 oclock at the United Brethren Church State and Church The Arthur Valentine of the Church of Christ will preach the At Christ Episcopal Church the James will celebrate Holy Com munion at 9 A Thanksgiving service will be held in the First Church of at After the usual order of service there will be a brief period in which members may express their grati tude for healings and other help received during the last The Lenawee Brotherhood Ta bernacle has arranged a service Thursday night at which John Zoller of Detroit will speak on the America Back to Arrangements have been made for the distribution of 19 food bas kets to needy The Ad rian College Christian Fellowship group will distribute 15 baskets and the West Side the Methodist Epworth League and Group Adrian Mothers each will donate one Names of the recipients have been obtained from the Associated The college group cus tomarily donates its baskets at Thanksgiving instead of Christmas because most students are out of the city during the The a group of high school also are donating a The Adrian post office will be closed all day Thursday for the Thanksgiving While the mails will be dispatched as there will be no either in the city or in the rural There will be three mail collec the first two in the down town area at oclock Thursday morning and at and the third covering the entire city at oclock in the eve The lobby ofthe Adrian post office will be open all day for the convenience of box The offices in the Adrian city hall and the court house along with the three city banks will be closed JACKSON 25 Michigan State Joint Utility Work ers will meet in Lansing Sunday to fix the effec live date for a strike of the operating employees of the Con sumers Power It was an nounced Wednesday in a prepared statement by Herman Chad wick of council The statement came after a breakdown of negotiation between the Utility Workers Organizing Committee and Consumers Tues day Chadwick said notice of the meeting has been sent to the Department of the Nation al War Labor Board and the State Labor Mediation A strike of the UWOC employees of the Power company was voted last but was held in abey ance pending a National Labor Relations Board which was won by the CIO union in Bargaining with the company began but ended Tuesday in a dispute over wage increase and a closed shop agree We have come to the conclu sion that it is impossible to nego tiate with a company whose man agement cannot and not agree among said He charged that Wilson Ar vice president and assistant general has made agree ments in which Frank vice president and production and transmission department refuses to The company full realizes that unless the management is willing to grant an increase in wages that will bring the employees above the 530 per week average they are now receiving that it will be im possible to retain these people in the companys Chadwick Turn lo CONSUMERS Page 13 Says Japs Can Be Defeated Only By Japan Invasion SAN 25 The Japanese can be defeated fi nally only by a land invasion of Japan Charles van Der former governor of declared here yesterday 1n an inter van de a member qf the advisory council or The Nether lands in cited the possiblity of the Allies some of the Dutch East re porting active resistance to the in vader is yet being carried on in Celebes and I think the Japanese will fight on until we land on the old coun he For years they have been taught that they were of divine They con sider it a kindness to step in and take over another and that serving them should be a cherished They have not been really men aced on their home territory since the 13th he adding that recent events have strength ened their conviction of invulnera JAPANESE MAKE LASTS1 NEWWfNEA Bloody Struggle for Buna Gona Area Nearing Climax By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS 25 American and Australian troops were gripped in a bitter close quarter battle with a last stand force of Japanese on the beaches of northeastern New Guinea to day as the bloody struggle in the BunaGona area approached its Every plane the allied forces could muster was sent skimming over the Japanese positions with machineguns and cannons blaz Bombers added high explo sives to the confusion and death On the ground allied who have surrounded the Japanese on three closed in The heaviest fighting was tak ing place on a coastal strip 12 miles long between Buna and At Buna botii Australian and American units were reported attacking an airfield in the face of stiff enemy and machinegun Turn to AUSTRALIA Page 13 BULLETINS Reu ters dispatch said today that a mammoth German transport sea capable of carrying up to SO fully equipped was shot into the sea yesterday off the east ern coast Tunisia by RAF long range fighters from The War Production acting to conserve fluid milk for consumer use and for manufactured dairy today prohibited dairy producers from distributing whip ping cream to household consum and other Coffee or light cream is not af fected by the Clyde chief of WPBs dairy said the order would help relieve the most criti cal butter shortage in 10 years and fluid milk shortages in most sec tions of the 25 A special House committee rec ommended today a six months postponement of gasoline rationing in all or at least part of the pres ently unrationed area to see what complete voluntary tire saving will The group also suggested that studies of the office of petroleum coordinator and office of defense transportation be utilized in an effort to make that our transportation system throughout the country does not suffer a sud den and drastic collapse through premature and forced gasoline Germans Admit Russian Drive Has Penetrated Axis De fense Lines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German losses in dead and captured alone had rocketed close to as the Russian counter offensive gained momentum and squeezed the invaders escape corridor from Stalingrad down to a width of 30 battlefront dispatches re ported From the longbesieged city the Russians reported rolling back a Nazi wedge to the clearing another avenue Jor supply and re inforcement of the garrison which already is lashing out from its de fensive positions and beating back the Nazis Northwest of the city the Rus sian offensive penetrated 80 miles into the depth of German defenses within the great Don and to the southwest the Russians had stabbed 65 miles into the invaders The jaws of the nutcrack er still were A communique added more German dead overnight to the toll in the StalingradDon Bend sector alone the official count of the killed to in six and battlefront dispatches said the tal ly when all reports were in would be close to The communique gave no speci fic figure on Germans captured but dispatches said the previous total of was probably close to Soviet communiques reported both tail supply linesto the siege forces cut early in the offensive which started seven days ago and front line dispatches indi cated that only a narrow strip running through the Don River lebow north of Kalach and south of Trekhostrdvskaya remained open to an estimated Ger mans and their allies for moving or Route of Columns Not Clear The fall of on the Sta lingradKamensk was reported Sunday and Trekhostrov skaya fell yesterday to forces pushing down from the The official communiques have not made clear the paths being followed by the several Russian offensive columns but the location of the Germans escape avenue north of Kalach would indicale that the same Red army which cut the StalingradNovorossisk Rail road southwest of Stalingrad swung part of its forces northwest ward and captured which lies about 50 miles due west of and then swerved west to take another 3540 miles Earlier Russian communiques reported penetration to Gherny about 75 miles west of and this gives the picture of a Germanheld cor ridor stretching some 120 miles west from Stalingrad within nar row confines before it spreads out into relative security for the in Turn to RUSSIANS Page 13 PLANTS IDLE Plants of the Ford Motor Com pany of Canada remained idle in to a second day because of a strike of an estimated workers over the 37 women and the equal pay The United Automobile Workers CIO said the strike started after the companys action of employ ing women at less pay for jobs formerly done by declaring the company had agreed before a War Labor Board hearing to pay equal rates for equal personnel mana denied that the company had made such an He said the company had agreed to pay any rates ordered by the War Labor Board as required by In arguments before the Clark the company had con tended that to pay women the same rate would mean chaos in the George region al director of the UAW said no chaos had resulted in De troit plants paying equal Burt conceded that the walkout was not a unionordered strike but said now that it has happen ed we are going to take the neces sary steps to get the situation un der The union official added that the contract with the company re quires that the union be conferred with before women are hired and that the copmpany failed to do ;