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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 28, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Snow Weather un Psje Six NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 Allied Push Now Under Way To Sweep Axis From Africa As Patrol Activity Ends 51 Swiss Radio Reports Allies Now Are Within 12 Miles of Tunis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS big al lied push to sweep the Axis from its lodgments in the fortified Tunis Bizerle zone of Tunisia was report ed under way today beneath the sheltering wings of United States and British air Without the Algiers radio announced that the British first backbone of Andersons Ameri can and French striking had left its defense positions for the big The period of patrol activity was declared this within two weeks after the armored van guards crossed the Tunisian fron tier by mountain path and desert trail from AEFoccupied J2 Miles From Tunic The Swiss radio said the allies were within 12 heavy artillery Tunis like the naval base of has been battered by repeated allied air A War Department com munique announced the destruc tion of 51 more Axis aground and in and attacks upon an enemy armored column during operations which cost but two of our The pilots of Doth the wrecked machines were The allied air forces success fully bombed enemy communica tions in northeastern Tunisia the BizcrteTunis area and fighter and bomber patrols attacked enemy reconnaissance the com munique From the German dominated Paris radio came another claim of effective action against allied sup ply Without confirmation from oth er it broadcast a Madrid dispatch which said that a big con voy which left Gibraltar Thursday was reported back at the British base after suffering losses under attacks by Uboats and The approach of decisive combat within Tunisia had been indicated by the Berlin Radio yesterday with the announcement of a clash at on the coastal railway 25 miles south of Bizerte and 40 miles northwest of the Hard Fighting Likely Hard fighting has been forecast by allied commentators in the final phases of the efforts to squeeze shut the vise upon Hitlers last North African Tank troops and air forces ap parently make up a large part of the Axis estimated as hgih as hastily moved in to take over major fortifications of the French How Andersons legion is likewise strong in planes andarmored units j and the heavy guns necessary for action against fixed Some slackening in the pace oi Sir Bernard Montgomerys British Eight Army in the pursuit of Marshal Rommels battered forces across the vast reaches of Libya has been indicated by Cairo communiques this Secretary of War Stimson said yesterday that the Germans were expected to make a de termined stand before the El Age ila A DNB dispatch broadcast from Berlin today said allied forces in the Tunisian highlands had been strengthened by several more units but declared they apparently were waiting for more weapons and greater air support before It said German planes repeatedly raided allied tank and supply col Reported Missing by the Navy Fireman James Hiniles Fireman Second Class James former Golden Gloves boxer of is missing in ac tion according to word received by his Marion Hindes of 246 George from the Navy He was 25 years enlisting in the Navy January Fireman who for merly attended Adrian high school and worked at the GerityAdrian was serving in the Pacific area on a Solicitors Meet at Dinner Monday Evening The annual membership drive conducted by the Adrian gets under way Monday night with a dinner at oclock at the as sociation building on South Main The campaign is under the direction of the membership com mittee headed by The campaign will lotiontftc pattern of a ranch roundup with membership solicitors divided into four divisions or outfits which in turn will be divided into four Russell McAfee will be ranch boss while the four out fit bosses are Dwight James Green and Maurice HurlbuL Report dinners will be held Tues Wednesday and Thursday nights With speakers and special programs planned each The speaker Monday night will be business manager of The who will speak on The umns and aircraft shot down 12 British WAR mm is SET AI JMJBO A final report made by the Le nawee Patriotic League today showed that was raised the county in the recent war chest The original quota was 000 but workers determined to double it and Of the was raised by the Vickys in industrial In 40 Vickys made 208 trips to 36 industrial firms and received subscrip tions from The Adrian VicTcys obtained pledges of in Adrian and The aver age contribution of all subscrip tions was In other sections of the county Vickys raised the following amounts S357 FERRY SERVICE REDUCED 28 service across the straits of Mack inac was reduced to a two boat schedule Friday by the state high way Heavy Snows Worrying Hunters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some deer hunters in the Upper Peninsula who recently were fret ting over the absence of snow were worried today over the vast quantity of Reports from the woods said that a number of hunters maroon ed in the Thanksgiving Day storm might not be able to get their au tomobiles out before No specific instance of that sort was but woodsmen and state police said it was entire ly possible that hunters who drove into remote places might have to leave their cars Two hundred deer hunters were reported to have walked miles to get into Several were reported to have walked miles to get into town after being cauglu in the Conservation officers said there was no anxie ty over the safety of those still in the The snowfall had and main highways and most second ary roads were The deer season closes STILL ARE IDLE IN CANADIAN STRIKE Negotiations continued today in ef forts to setle the fivedayold strike keeping nearly war workers idle in the three Windsor plants of the Ford Motor Company of Can Peter Ontario min ister of acted as mediator in conferences between representa tives of the company and the United Automobile Workers In a speech to strikers yesterday Heenan said the walkout was marring a good labor record in TO DISCUSS PAY RAISES 28 Budget Director a McNeill said today he would loseno time in get ting GovernorElect Kellys faet flnding committee and the civil ser vice department for a discussion of possible pay raises for state Further Advance Reported In Siege City 28 grads garrison pried up the siege lid a little farther overnight while the Russian VolgaDon offensive scored fresh gains to maintain dangerous pressure on the Ger mans lines northwest and south west of the front line dis patches said In the factory area that Hitlers legions had hoped to use for shel ter against the bitter Russian win the strengthened defenders swept the invaders from 20 block the midday communique The capture of several more buildings was Northwest of the city 700 Ger mans were reported killed at one place and 300 at another as Red troops continued the advances that are threatening to seal Hitlers Stalingrad assault forces into a great pocket between the Volga and the German counterattacks were de clared repulsed and further ad vances scored southwest of the On the Leningrad front Soviet snipers and scouts were credited with killing foemen in the past few Northeast of Tuapse on the Black Sea the Russians claimed the capture of an important height in renewed offensive Large Nazi food stores and hun dreds of additional prisoners were officially declared to have been The Red army maintained the initiative in the drive begun Nov ember 19 from northwest and souti of But it was appar ent that the Germans were coun terattacking in force and throwing in fresh troops in an effort to pre vent full entrapment of the Axis soldiers in and hard by estimated at Before Stalingrad the Russians were reported to have taken four more towns NovoAksaiski and Zar while the reinforced garrison continued to edge the In vaders out of the ciiV bif by Estimated Axis casualties in dead and captured rose past the level during the The indicated that the volume and pace of the fight ing had Shirt T ail s Ar e Cut by WPB Order NEW 2R American males shirttail has been but hell never feel the The War Production Boards order shortening the legal length of mens and boys shirts three inches may sound a bit harsh with winter New York manufacturers say the order mere ly eliminates a traditional style borrowed from our Brit ish cousins who like to wear shirt tails to their The long shirttail never con tributed noticeably to the wear ers William style authority and as sociate editor of Mens Wear mag said The WPBs order cutting frills on collars and other keep some men from going to bed looking like musical comedy The fanciest mens mer chants wore sold over the counter at Christmas time to wom en to whom friend husbands night wear is a stockintrade holiday Next they probably wont be able to buy baby blue pajamas in red with green frogs and purple PONT1AC BUS SERVICE RESUMED BY STRIKERS 28 service here was back to normal this morning after the citys bus drivers ended a niijehour stand still yesterday by agreeing to sub mit their demands for a wage in crease to Service was resumed pending negotiations be tween representatives of the War Labor Board and the bus opera tors local an AFL CASHED DOWN UNDER 28 bonus check issued last summer by the Hillsdale Steel Products to a former employee now in the was cashed on the op posite side of the The which gives a bonus to men called into the serv mailed the check to Edgar Williams of Re ceipts accompanying the check on its return showed it was cashed in CHURCHILL TALKS SUNDAY 2S Minister Churchill will make a worldwide broadcast tomorrow on the eve of his 68th The prime who so often has come to the microphone with bad will be able to paint a brighter turn in world The broadcast is scheduled for 4 Eastern War Gas Keep Rationing Board Busy A summary of the activities of the Lenawee county rationing is contained in figures re cently released which show the volume of rationing permits han dled by the Since rationing began last Jan the board has granted per mission to buy 438 new Grade One 541 grade two 895 obso lete and issued permits to retread or recap New tubes were also issued to ap For new tires were and retreads and recaps were allowed in It is now impossible to buy a new automobile without the permission of the rationing Since the restrictions went into 233 permits have been given in the county for new Since May the date typewrit ers were put on the rationed 24 new machines have been al lowed to Bicycles became a rationed com modity July and 77 certificates have been issued since that Since rubber footwear went on the ration list October the board has issued permits for 2S7 Sugar rationing went into effect May During the registra PENNSYLVANIA CI1Y 200 Houses Are Twisted On Foundations 28 The earth split houses pavements buckled and scores of families were evacuated in a disastrous mine subsidence here last night and early the worst in Pennsylvanias hard coal fields in several The gradual set tling of surface earth over a spread ruin through a residential section covering a half square Yawning cracks appeared in streets and the largest five feel 150 feet long and so deep that the bottom was not visi Two hundred houses were twist cracked or sprung from their Sidewalks were torn up and gas and water mains snapped in several Water cascaded through the streets and flooded The cavein bejjan at about and the last earth trembleswere fell eariy today the sunk two two and a tion which was held in schools and other public places in the individuals ap plied for ration and the books were issued to Persons with excess sugar did not receive This number reach ed During the canning periods 869 certificates were issued to ap plicants for a total of pounds of This was for home canning only and does not include the sugar granted for in dustrial or institutional such as ice cream manufacturers and canner Last month the board undertook the registration of owners of fuel with the cooperation of the The final figures have not been but applications are running far ahead of what was ex Yesterday the board reported that applications for A gas oline ration cards were taken at the schools during the registration Fortythree applications for motor cycles also were Each of these applicants received their A and now the board is busy handling the applications of an estimated to of these users for extra UAL IS m ROME From Italian Broad casts 28 air as saults on near the big Sicilian east coast seaplane base of and the Dodecanese Island of in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish were report ed by the Italian communique to It said there was some damage but no casualties at Florivia and numerous dead and wounded but only slight damage on Total Allied air losses in Medi terranean air operations yesterday were put at IS and the communi que said others were destroyed on the ground by Axis night raiders who were credited with direct hits on runways and planes in the Alliedheld Bone airdrome in Al RECLASSIFICATION PLAN WILL EXEMPT SKILLED FARMERS FROM DRAFT gans rcclassification of essential farm workers to exempt them from military now getting under virtually will halt the move ment of skilled farmers to muni tions it was said A spokesman for the state selec tive service headquarters said it ivas expected that the reclassifica tion program would prompt many skilled farmers to quit jobs in in dustry and return to the At the same he it will stop the movement from farm to factory because a farmer wont 3e able to leave an essential if he has deferred from the unless his county farm war board permits SUB CHASER COMPLETED Workmen put final touches to a sleek new submarine chaser of the Navy here preparatory to ceremonies during which the 110 foot craft will be launched late this The built at the Lake Macatawa yards of the Vic lory Shipbuilding will be sponsored by John ife of a naval EARTHQUAKE NOTED 28 very strong about miles from was re by Daniel Line S seismologist of Weston Father Linehan placed the shock northwest of He said it was first recorded at EWT and was continuing at 9 Weather News The news of the weather appears today on page 10 CUTJPA 15 Cents for Henderson Is Too Some Say 28 Abandoning efforts to block na tionwide gasoline rationing a growing group of congressmen launched a new fight today against Price Administrator Leon Hender Their anrounced aim is to force his removal from the federal ser vice through the medium of appro The futility of carrying on the fight against rationing ordered for 1 was conceded by Represen tative Boren who said any legislation to stop it would draw a certain veto and thus be a waste of But Boren and others who had joined him in the fight rallied around a new battle cry sounded yesterday in the House by the bel ligerent Oklahoman Trillions for but fifteen cents for Leon is fifteen cents too They referred to appropriation to be considered early in he new through which the office of price administration ob Lains its operating Recalling the difficulty adminis aation leaders encountered in ob taining funds for OPA this Boren said there were good pros pects no funds would be voted for OPA next year unless Henderson were Highranking members of the House appropriations which passes on all supply echoed Borens Hend erson was termed a menace to the war effort by Representative Taber of New ranking Re publican on the who suggested OPAs funds should be drastically Representative Johnson D another highranking mem ber and long a foe of commented that it might be wise for several of the bureaucrats to From influential Republicans came predictions that one of the first things the strengthened min ority would demand when the new congress convenes would be a com plete investigation of The OPA chief was accused by Representative Herbert DLa of envisioning the day when democ racy will make way for a complete bureaucracy and regimentation of the American Hendersons opponents failed to be mollified by his statement be fore a Senate war committee that gasoline rationing would be admin istered on a common sense basis and that farmers and other essen tial drivers would be given ample CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SEEKING ADJOURNMENT ABOUT DECEMBER 15 28 ft Leaders sounded out sentiment in both houses today on a proposal to adjourn 15 for the first formal holiday Congress has had since With most controversial legisla tion apparently sidetracked tem both Democratic and Re publican chieftains were reported to favor a brief breathing spell be fore the new Congress convenes Reorganization of both cham bers will be in order then and al though Republicans pushed their representation by victories in the November voting to a new high for the New Deal both houses are expected to remain firmly in Democratic Adjournment by Congress 15 was regarded as likely to delay final enactment of several in cluding a measure now pending before the House ways and means committee giving President Roose velt broad authority to suspend im migration and to permit the facilitated entry of persons and commodities Into this Germans Admit Fr e nch Fleet Mostly Scuttled Herself Armistice Army To Disband OOFFE FREEZE ENDS Coupon 27 Will Be Good for One Precious Pound 28 The countrys coffee pots can perk up slightly Tonights midnight melting of sevenday sales freeze will sweeten the bitter shortage cup just a mite for the nations java sets From then each grownup will be permitted to purchase one pound of coffee every five The term as used here and refers to per sons of 15 years or and no of how ma ture the children act for their As soon as the grocer can be coaxed out of coupon 27 in the old familiar sugar ration book becomes valid for the coffee you already have more than one pound on in which case you swallow the lump in your throat and the excess coffee In any dont start the fam ily percolator to boiling over with That one pound has to last until when another coupon comes of Unless you belong to the Roose veltLaGuardia savethegrounds nndaddaspoon that boils down to about one cup a as the governor of North Carolina is rumored to have once reminded his South Carolina con is quite a spell between Publicity Chief Covers Typewriter And Plans to Loaf Charles 73yearold publicity chief of the Democratic National has fired his last verbal he at the Republican The veteran author and ghost writer par excellence of Democratic campaign speeches for 13 years finally has done what many ed for a long Put the cover on his party typewriter at party headquarters and quit politics for Im straightening out a few things at the Michelson said but officially Im nu longer with the The claimed by many Republicans to have been largely responsible for President Hoovers defeat for a second term in declared he didnt have to submit a formal resignation because I threw away my contract long and now is going to Michelsons friends say the out standing job of his colorful career uas in writing barbed jibes at the Republicans during his publicity career which spanned the Roose velt administration from its incep tion to the FOOT BY FOOT ADVANCE IS MADE TOWARD BUNA COUNTERATTACKS BROKEN ALLIED Australia 28 for every American and Australian sol diers edged forward step by step toward Buna today after beating back two sharp counterattacks by desperately resisting Japanese pocketed aroilnd that eastern New Guinea Apparently using reinforcements landed at a cost of five the Japanese struck out in efforts to break the ring pinning them to a coastal area of some 40 square but were thrown back with heavy todays noon com AUCTIONS Public east of Hud son Victor Set on Market After this diversion the allies re sumed their moving in the same way that they have been since the enemy took a stand ten days ago within strongly prepared positions along the 12 miles of coast between Buna and The carefully hidden machine gun nests and mortar emplace ments of the defenders are scouted softened by artillery or if then overwhelmed bv the swift thrust of jungle fighters skilled in use of pistols and light Usually it is necessary to kill all the Japanese in the the operation starts all over again on the next BULLETIN 28 Reu ters military correspondent said today that according to the latest information the Russian pincers has closed on the Don south of thus surrounding a large Axis army in the Stalingrad Other British military commen tators expressed the opinion that a large Axis army undoubtedly was surrounded in a pocket south of but said it probably would take a day or two lor the real situation to Torpedo Planes Stop Big Jap Battleship WITH THE UNITED STATES FLEET IN THE SOUTH Delayed Albert Coffin has submitted the first report of how one small squadron of torpedo plane pilots torpedoes a Kongoclass Japanese two cruisers and four who was graduated from Annapolis in was leading his flight through some protective cloXids when he saw the enemy bat accompanied by a cruiser and four steaming slow ly past Savo off the north west coast of Guadalcanal It was the morning of the He was to learn later that the battleship had been hit earlier that morning by a torpedo from a Ma rine Corps Coffins squadron climbed for a torpedoing The planes then dived and swooped down from opposite sides for their Col umns of water funnelled into the air as the Americans torpedoes struck the ships The bat tleship stopped dead in the waterl This action occurred when the battleship was only about 20 min utes from a position to shell Hend derson airfield on where American Marines and Army troops were expecting a Japanese offensive to recapture the By stopping this battleship short of its Coffin and his fel low fliers may have saved the day for the Americans in their sea vic tory over the Japanese fleet during the 1215 Navy officers said that if the battleship had suc ceeded in shelling Henderson it might have been impossible for our planes to use the field for take offs to help the surface ships dur ing the Coffins torpedo squadron scored more hits on the battleship when last seen that the ships stern was afire and men were abandoning the The next the scene was mark ed only by an oil slick two miles in That was That day more Jap ships were intercepted by the squadron which torpedoed two cruisers leaving of the Mogami burning The planes also set upon making life most unpleasant for perhaps a division of am phibious troops bound for an at tack on The fliers turned their at tention to troops and equipment that had been landed on Guadal canal from four transports which had managed to escape the fire of American planes and surface Many bombs were dropped on these Coffin During the entire every olane in Coffins squadron received at least one antiaircraft but not one man was Expect Customers Will Want Full Tanks Before Tuesday No rush to fill automobile tanks has been noticed in Adrian up to this according to various gasoline station operators in the but a rush is expected to be gin this afternoon and continue through Sunday and right up to the moment that gasoline ra tioning goes into Gasoline supplies are according to the office of one wholesale and it is ex pected that most drivers be able to go into the rationing period with a full tank of Another company said that the rural people were alive to the and bulk sales to farm ers have been heavy for several GUESTS AI HOIEL PERTH AMBOY 28 score ofv persons were carried down ladders jumped into nets from as high as three and four stories as firemen foughi early today to control a spectacu lar fire at the 250yearold Hotel No fatalities were reported im Middlesex county cor oner Eugene one of the first on the said that as he arrived many guests were leaning from windows shouting for Firemen quicXly erected ladders about the Approximately 200 guests were forced into the The Ho tel is a five story brick and frame structure of some 150 The fire started In the rear of the but the cause was not Immediately Tributes Paid to Frenchmen Who Went Down With Ships at Toulon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS small French armisticearmy made ready for disbandment today and the last pretense of an independent Vichy government faded out as smoke still rose at Toulon from an action which German reports now say was the scuttling of most of the French warships After first declaring that some of the vessels were saved by Ger man troops who overran the antined naval base before dawn Berlin radio reports acknowledged that the fleet most ly scuttled Frances old glory sank into the a Nazi broadcaster But Allied observers here saw in the still confused and uncertain picture the first stage in the re surrection of The re ported destruction of some 60 warships was regarded as a severe setback for Germany and a definite lift for the hard pressed Allied The BBC quoted a British cor respondent as saying that some French destroyers had escaped from Toulon and might be enroute to North Earlier it was reported two submarines made their way out of the harbor which had held three four heavy three light 25 a seaplane tender and 27 Little Chance of Hoax Although all information con cerning Toulon came from Ger mancontrolled sources there was little disposition in London to ques tion the accounts of the Observers said that Allied recon naissance planes probably had al ready brought back pictures of the harbor scene and that the Germans would know there swift detection of a hoax General Charles de Gaulle and Admiral PhilippeMarie Auboy commanderinchief of the Fighting French ordered all flags on Fighting French ships halt masted today and observance oi a oneminute silence at 10 in memory of the French sailors who died with their The Daily Express naval com mentator Crumley expressed the belief that the Germans prob ably would not even attempt to salvage the estimated tons of It would take the best part of two years to float and refit he It was generally agreed that the elimination of the Toulon fleet as a possible hostile force ended a major Allied anxiety that the war ships might be united with the Italian fleet in the The Vichy after giving early accounts of the stirring dra ma at lapsed into periods of unaccountable The Vichy broadcaster said all the ships had been sunk and coastal batter ies destroyed as the German troops moved in to occupy the port on Adolph Hitlers Sailors Are Prisoners The Swiss radio told of long lines of French sailors being led through the street of Toulon as Axis Admiral Jean former Vichy defense chief and now civil administrator for alliedoccupied French North accepted the Vichy version in a broadcast from Algiers and said it was evident from the very beginning that Hit lers promise not to occupy Toulon was intended to keep the French fleet at its Although other naval authorities said it probably was impossible for French warships to escape Toulon because of the German pa trol outside the harbor and Nazi aircraft based Darian criti cized the French Toulon command for not following his suggestion to take the fleet to North We now have the duty to de fend France against her external the admiral It was believed that most of the warships were anchored in the in ner where the scuttled hulls would interfere with opera tion of the The German occupation of Tou lon and the radio reports of the scuttling were expected to stimu late French resistance to the Ger mans both in now com pletely under the rule German Field Marshal Karl Rudolf Gerd von and in The French newspaper published in said We must salute the heroic ges ture of these officers and sailors not having been able to take their ships out to fight because of the destestable policy of preferred destruction and death to The German which gave the scuttling far more prominence than has been given the recent events in Africa and said that civilians had been cleared from coastal areas at Toulon and Turn to LONDON Page 2 ;