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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 27, 1942, Racine, Wisconsin Sunday bulletin vol. 13, no. 33racine, wis., sunday december 27,1942. To pages the world last week a by foul Frye i be year ago on dec. 26, prime minister Winston Churchill told the Congress of the United states that the anti Axis forces would be Able to undertake a world wide offensive in 1943. At that time Manila was falling Wake Island had been captured i Hong Kong was gone the situation in Africa could Best be described As a fluid a and Only the stubborn russian resistance was cause for Allied cheerfulness. Churchill to prediction has come True Well ahead of schedule despite All the set backs suffered in the Early months of the year. By the end of this week the germans were in Retreat on three fronts while the japs were falling Back on one front 2nd having their last moments on another. Reason for the reversal is the growing German weakness in air strength and manpower while the allies Are now achieving their Peak in both. The War of attrition against Japan finds the slant eyed foe up against Superior production ability. Thus this week finds the United nations on the move in Russia North Africa and the Pacific and there Are no signs that the Axis can regain the initiative from now on in. Summary of the week s news showed the russians opening their fifth major offensive against the nazis the British in Libya still pursuing Rommel to forces the allies driving to within 12 Miles of Tunis the americans threatening to split and mop up the Jap beachhead at Buna on new Guinea american bombers Able to bomb at will Jap bases in the Southwest Pacific and the British opening a drive to oust the japanese from Burma. The North african situation found itself on a delicate basis after the Christmas eve assassination of Admiral Jean Francois Darlan the Man who had swung to the Side of the allies after the occupation of French Africa. Gen. De Gaulle to fighting French group had not been in favor of Darlan because of his previous dislike of the British. But with the probable succession of Gen. Henri Giraud Leader of the French army in Africa to Darlan s Post the situation was expected to Clear up definitely in favor of the allies. Prom somewhere Russia has forts to bomb Jap shipping Rabaul Public ready to plan for Post War peace majority desire to avoid mistakes made at Versailles by George Gallup director american Institute of Public opinion. Quot Princeton n. A. Dec. 26.�?" american voters interviewed in a nation wide Survey Are ready to take the first Steps now toward setting up a world wide organization to maintain peace. So far As the Public is concerned something More is needed than Mere discussion. While leaders Are generally agreed that a period of waiting is necessary after the end of the War a a period during which a peace May be gradually and sensibly evolved nevertheless the Public is ready to begin this Long process of planning right now. That is the consensus in a Survey from coast to coast by the Institute. Already the question of Post War planning for peace has been put to an official vote in one state Massachusetts. In a Public referendum in 42 districts out of 164 in Massachusetts in the november election the idea of taking Steps now to organize a world Union for maintaining peace was approved by a Large vote. If the Issue were put to the whole country in an advisory ref i Brendum there is evidence that the majority of voters would cast their ballots in favor of the idea approved by the voters in the Massachusetts districts. The Institute has completed just such an advisory referendum by Means of interviewing representative voters in every state and in i voting them to vote on the follow found the strength to attack government take Steps now before the end of the War to set up with our allies a direct hits scored on transport and near hits on cargo vessels bombers Fly from Guadalcanal ready for action a United states aircraft Carrier s planes Are lined up ready for action against the Axis As a Convoy of 20 vessels barely visible Issue warrant Forti diaper Rock Island 111., dec. 26.�?" a a warrant charging kidnapping ii Emu was issued today for miss Edna Ter offensives in the area West of organization to maintain main 18, who disappeared late a t ,, future peace of the world.,. The germans on five fronts All closely related in a military sense. The reds have struck in their win peace allowing for a maximum Range of error of 4 per cent expected in sampling surveys the results Are yes .73% no .27 one voter in every eight 12 per without Moscow in the Don Volga sector Southwest of Stalingrad in the caucasus and late this week from the factory Region of embattled Stalingrad itself. The Middle Don River offensive was proving especially dangerous for the germans because the Kus cent was undecided or sians threatened to push directly an opinion. On toward Rostov and toward the vote compares closely to the Kharkov farther North. If the vote cast in the official referendum Russia caucasus drive should de in Massachusetts in november Zelop strongly also aimed at Ros that referendum was on the idea Tov the reds might be Able to of requesting the president and Pinch off the German armies in the j Congress to Call a world convention for the purpose of establishing a world Union. Yea no Massachusetts referendum ____75% %25 Institute Survey. 73 27 the idea of conducting advisory re Ferenda on National issues by entire Southern Russia Battle area. Weather has been hindering both land and Aerial operations of the besiegers of Tunis and Bizerte but the superiority of the allies in the air has been established definitely and the big final last night with the 3-year-old son of her sister mrs. Melvin e. Morrison. Miss main was employed As a maid in the Morrison Home and had been paroled to her sister five months ago from the Dixon 111., state mental Hospital. Reveals relationship. Mrs. Morrison signed the kidnapping complaint in the office of the Rock Island state to attorney and revealed that miss main is her sister. The boy Kenneth and miss main disappeared while his parents were visiting at Davenport. Along the sunlit horizon is escorted to Africa during the american invasion of French possessions. This is an official Navy photo. It it wac to recruit liars shortest 1942 club entry has War Motif Burlington wis., dec. 26.�?" up a the Saacs Wacky certainly not As any Soldier will Tell you. But it Tell sure help any who sign up As members of the Burlington liars to club inc. Otis you tre another Hulett president and founder of the prevarication organization revealed today in announcing the club to annual contest to pick a world Tschampion Teller of tales was underway that a member of the women to auxiliary army corps had been signed As a blk recruiting officer. \ a owe Hope to have a lot of the girls enrolled soon a declared Hulett confident that Mary to Mccarthy Burlington s first wac and a liars to club member would carry her credentials As chief Recruiter proudly. The War Hasnett jihad much effect on the a entry list for the 1942 contest and with about 5,000 lies received Competition is keen for the a Diamond studded Gold medal presented annually to the world to Best liar Hulett said. One entry probably the shortest Ever submitted does have a War Angle. It to from Horace Brown of Ontario Canada and contains three words a of love Hitler a another by Arthur p. Brady of Bristol pa., deals with lightning bugs which a have been trained to act As a seeing eyes to for the Good people of ?� a Othey spell out names of streets on the signs during blackouts so folks won to get lost a Brady avers. Push even now May be rider placing them on official ballots at word came via London that Brit j election time ish commandos had stabbed within five Miles of Bizerte and then withdrew. Patrols clashed frequently in Tunisia and by week to is an idea that May grow in american politics. In addition to the Massachusetts vote an unofficial referendum was Qun Iuar m a Iusi by held in Boulder colo., at the time end it was reported teat the allies 0 the november , on a had moved within 12 Miles of to close is u Issue whether the something new has been deducted checks will soon remind you United states should join a Timon of nations after the War. The Boulder vote came out 79 per cent in favor or not far different from the Massachusetts vote Nis which meant in All probability that the key town of Tebo urba had been retaken. Meanwhile Rommel was withdrawing As rapidly As possible toward Tunisia coming from the East and it was thought that he ,.,would not try for a stand against j Ujj s unofficial National reference eighth army at Tripoli but ?1�? attempt to join the Axis in today Survey results Are a Tunisia to present a More or less cresting in the Light of arguments solid front against the allies there i have been raised about plan with the news thursday the it for the Post War world. American troops had arrived at i so me people contend that we Dakar in West Africa the Consoli should not worry about solving Dati on of the entire continent with postwar problems at the present the Lone exception of Tunisia a j time but should concentrate on geared to be Complete for the Al i winning the War first. Washington dec. 22, just in Case you the forgotten the new Victory tax becomes effective Jan. I and from then on your weekly paychecks will be a continuing reminder that something lies. Aaa Japan had a warning last week that the British were re entering the War in the Pacific. Carrier based planes from the British Fleet operating in the Bay of Bengal and in the Indian Ocean bombed Jap installations on an Island off the i4av to a la a. Of others believe we should Start making Post War plans right now As Well As fighting the War. There seems Little question that the Public is sympathetic toward the second Contention and is in a turn to Page 9, column i Western tip of Sumatra in the silk and Nylon Salvage Yie is w fouls dutch West indies. The blow was struck within Soo Miles of the former British base of Singapore. Meanwhile the British army striking out from India was moving Down the coast in Burma and Advance air Power was hitting hard at the japs at Akaab and at Rangoon. Evidence that the British might be striking across Burma in the direction of Lashio terminus of the Burma Road came in the news saturday that the japs had resisted in the Chin Hills in Burma to Interior. At Buna the japs were desperate and More of their War and Supply ships wre sunk by planes. Their last defense spot was Only a mile Long and about 500 Yards wide. In the Solomons the american planes bombed munds in new Georgia and moved further North to strike at Rabaul on new Brit or from the results of the inst new ast it Een deducted. As its Christmas present to the taxpayers the House of representatives has issued a series of questions and answers intended to put the Public Hep to the new Levy. Here they Are As prepared by representative Daniel a. Reed new York Republican and approved by the House q. What is the so called Victory tax a. It is a new Type of individual income tax which is imposed in addition to the regular income tax. Q. What is the rate of tax a. Five per cent of the income in excess of $12 per week or $624 annually. Q. Does the $624 exemption apply to both married and single persons excess of $624. A. Yes allowance for the married status is provided under the Post War credit which is allowed the amount being larger for married persons than for single persons. Q. Does the 5 per cent rate apply to the entire income if it is greater than $624 per annul a. No Only to the amount in excess of $624. Q. Is allowance made for interest payments charitable deductions and so Forth As is the Case under the regular income tax a. Not in the Case of wages and salaries. These deductions Are allowed if incurred in carrying on a Trade or business. An individual who is in business can also deduct other business expenses including the Cost of goods mid. In other words the tax applies to the Gross income in the Case of wages and salaries and to the net income of the individual to Trade or business. Q. What is the Post War credit which is allowed in connection with the Victory tax a. Single persons Are allowed a credit of 25 per cent of the amount of their Victory tax and married persons a credit of 40 per cent plus two per cent for each dependent. In no Case however can the Washington dec. 26.�?" Jap a the first month to Salvage of silk and Nylon hosiery yielded 140,000 pounds from about 2,800,000 pairs the War production Board announced today. The used hosiery will be reclaimed for the manufacture of War material. About 15 pairs of silk hosiery Are needed to make one average size powder bag. Talbott resigns Washington dec. 26.�?" Ujda the War production Board today announced the resignation of Harold e. Talbott director of the aircraft production division. Talbott to resignation was made known in a letter written dec. 22 to Charles e. Wilson web production vice chairman earthquake destroys Church in Colombia Cartagena Colombia dec. 26.�?" a an earthquake Shock in the department of Bolivar at 7 30 a. In. Today destroyed a Church in the town of Chima and damaged Market place in the towns of Tolu and Lorica according to an official report. Small boats were sunk in the port of Lorica and their Crews have disappeared the report said. A dispatch from Bogota said the earthquake was registered by the Observatory to Seismograph but appeared to be of slight intensity. Wisconsin scrap tops Chicago area tonnage Milwaukee dec. 26.�?" Ujda Wisconsin again topped the Chicago area for scrap collection in october with 68,250 tons according to Charles Kuepper of the War production Board. The Wisconsin tonnage was 18.2 per cent of the state to six month quota about two per Coit More than the average. The state has collected 64.7 per cent of its full quota in four months and according to web is expected to go Over the top credit exceed $500 in the Case of a single person $1,000 in the Case of a married person or $100 for each dependent. Q. Does a person have to wait until after the War to get the postwar credit balance refundable. A. No it May be used currently at the option of the taxpayer As a deduction for life insurance premiums paid for amounts paid on outstanding indebtedness or for amounts invested in War Bonds. For example if a married person to Victory tax amounted to $100 he could reduce his liability by 40 per cent or $40, if he had paid out that much or More during the year for life insurance premiums mortgage payments or War Bond purchases. Thus his net Victory tax liability would be $60. How Over if he chose or if he had made no such payments during the year he would the full amount of the Victory tax and thereby become entitled to receive after the cessation of hostilities a Post War credit of $40 for the year. If Only part of the Victory tax credit is used currently the balance is refundable after the War. Q. How is the Post War credit payable a. It will be allowed As an offset against any taxes due from the taxpayer after the cessation of hostilities. Any balance will be refunded to the taxpayer immediately. Q. Does the taxpayer have to file a separate return in connection with the Victory tax a. No it will be computed on the regular income tax return. Q. How is the Victory tax paid a. It is deducted automatically from your salary by your employer under a withholding provision Hull deplores Dart Al Killi if Washington dec. 26.�?"oi.r a Secretary of state Cordell Hull describing the assassination of Admiral Jean Darlan As a Oan odious and cowardly act a said today that the All important consideration now a ois that we be not diverted for a moment from the supreme objectives of gaining control of the african continent. Asked at his press conference for comment regarding the Darlan assassination. Hull said a othe All important consideration is that we be not diverted for a moment from the supreme objective of the United nations in the present Battle against the Axis forces for control of the african continent and the Mediterranean. Aid to allies. A Othis Battle is still at a crucial and critical stage. The fullest measure of unified support is needed by Gen. Eisenhower and his associates. A oof Admiral Darlan it May be repeated that the part he played in North Africa related primarily to the military situation and was of incalculable Aid to the Allied armies in the Battle which is still raging. His assassination was an odious and cowardly ?� departing from usual custom Hull permitted his remarks to be quoted directly. To Hull was asked if he could confirm reports which have been heard Here that Gen. Charles de Gaulle head of the fighting French forces is going to visit Washington. Hull replied that that situation was not definite enough for comment and that he would prefer to take it up later after obtaining further information. It appeared not unlikely however that Gen. Henri Honore Giraud to Assumption of authority in French North Africa was planned As a temporary measure. The question of Darlano to political successor was still open. Forest products lab starts 48 hour week Madison dec. 26.�?" a the new 48-hour week for Federal employees became effective today for 525 employees at the Forest products Laboratory Here. The new work week which Calls for eight hours of work on saturday instead of the customary four was included in a boost measure signed by president Roosevelt on thursday. The new schedule remains in effect for the duration of the War. Americans choose Christmas Day for spectacular raid Washington dec. 26.�?" up a the Navy announced today that flying fortresses from Guadalcanal Airfield in the Solomons had attacked enemy shipping at the powerful japanese base at Rabaul 560 Miles to the Northwest on Christmas Day scoring direct hits on a Large transport and several near hits on three Small cargo vessels. Communique no. 230 said a South Pacific All dates Are East Longitude. A of. On dec. 25, a flight of army flying fortresses from the Airfield at Guadalcanal bombed enemy shipping in the Harbor of Rabaul on the Island of new Britain. Three direct hits were scored on a Large transport or cargo ship and several near its fell close to three Small cargo ships. A Force of enemy fighters took off but did not attack our ?� 1,120-mile trip. Navy spokesmen said the 1,120-mile round trip flown by the fortresses were apparently the longest raid yet made fess w _ amp Tofu a by Juan Alc a n a i Pacific Ocean blows have been directed at enemy bases in the Central or Northern Solomons 170 to 300 Miles from Henderson Field. The attack on Rabaul therefore possibly signalized the beginning of a new stage of Aerial warfare in the Solomons employing the Force at Guadalcanal plus planes based elsewhere which use the Field As a refuelling Point carrying the War deeply into japanese territory. Rabaul is the enemy to most powerful Pacific base South of Truk Island and presumably is the key to the defense system in the South seas. Heretofore it has been raided Only by bombers from Gen. Douglas Macarthur command. Attorney blames my s in affray at night club a great Falls mont., dec. 26. A a Cleveland Hall Cascade county Deputy attorney said today that a night club riot in which two military policemen shot and wounded four civilians and beat a fifth was precipitated by the mph to a unprovoked attack upon a High school athlete. The fracas occurred at the Oasis club at nearby Black Eagle. The riot started shortly after Midnight when the mph to got in a fight with Charles cur wan 18, High school football player after a dispute with Curwane to Friend Roy Gardner 18, also a football player Over an army airman to leather jacket Gardner was wearing. A owe Are continuing our investigation of the Case with the purpose of asking the army to turn the mph to Over to us for prosecution a Hall said. Peto on Way to join Fleet Chicago dec. 26.�?" a the $7500,000 u. S. S. Peto newest United states submarine built 1,000 Miles from Salt water passed Chicago today on her Way to Salt water to join the u. S. Undersea Fleet which already has a taken a terrific toll of Axis ?� the huge Craft slightly longer than the 300-foot length of a football Field started the first Inland trip via Lake Michigan and the Inland waterway to Salt water last Friday at Manitowoc wis., where she was built. The Peto is in route to new Orleans la., where she Wil join the u. S. Undersea patrol after completing further preparations and being loaded with supplies of All types including torpedoes and other munitions. In addition to these preparations machinery and other equipment must undergo exhaustive tests and final tuning. The ninth naval District which has carefully guarded the Peto since she was launched sideways april 30, made the announcement that the submarine was on her Way to sea. The Peto during her trip to the Gulf part of which will be made aboard a floating dry Dock from Lockport 111., to some Point on the Mississippi River will be under the command of her skipper Lieut. Comdr. William t. Nelson of fall River mass. Navy claims a firsts. The Navy claimed these firsts for the Peto first Navy submarine Ever to be built on an Inland waterway of the u. S. # first Navy submarine Ever to undergo trials in the great lakes. The first Man of War Ever to traverse the mid West Waterways it must negotiate in order to reach new Orleans. The first of to submarines to be completed by the Manitowoc shipbuilding company. When the Peto has been fitted completely at new Orleans she will be recommissioned by rear adm. Frank t. Leighton commandant of the eighth naval District and head for the sea to join the submarine Force. Permits adjustment of egg Price ceilings Washington dec. 22. The office of Price administration has Given its regional offices authority to adjust egg Price ceilings in instances where local shortages exist. Opa said today the action would Avert possible temporary shortages. Regional offices already had authority to adjust milk prices in Casa of shortages new Law designed to stimulate drilling Washington dec. 26.�?"<u.r> a president Roosevelt today signed legislation designed to stimulate Wildcat drilling for Oil on government owned lands. The act sets a Flat 12% per cent Royalty rate for any Oil discovered on the Public Domain during the War. This replaces the graduated rate now in effect which is considerably higher in Many instances. Christmas Crft Midland Park n. J., dec. 26. A a a a seven and a half Pound girl was born Christmas Day to or. And mrs. Johnny Vander Meer. Vander Meer is the Cincinnati reds left handed pitching Stag of Dib Ihk put it taunt 25 bretons doomed for sabotage report London dec. 26.�?" up a Reu ters said the Rome radio broadcast a report today from Paris that 25 bretons had been sentenced to death by a German military tribunal at Rennes France on charges of committing sabotage. British ship sunk in South Atlantic Washington dec. 26.�?"wv a medium sized British merchant vessel was torpedoed and sunk by an enemy submarine during the Middle of december in the South Atlantic off the East coast of South America the Navy announced today v survivors have been landed Al a United states East coast port

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