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0. & WEATHER BUREAU An Independent NEWSptper Printing the Newi Impartially urrsOJf AND VICINITY: Somewhat 0O Tmpraturs flar: High M Low.. (5 It 9 Low taf VOL 101 NO. 256 VOLUNTARY GAS RATION SOUGHT BY HENDERSON Cavincr Before Books Are Issued Demanded For Country LIMIT BEING SET UP rfern Restrictions Are Cited in Statement In Washington WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. a Price Administrator Leon Henderson tonight asked motorists in unrationed areas tn nlace tnemseives voiun tarily under the same gasoline and mileage rationing controls now in force in the 17 eastern rtates, Declaring that it would be veral weeks Wore coupon ra-inn ra-inn ra-inn books could bo printed to car- car- out the nationwide gas ration-L ration-L ration-L frrommrndrd bv tho Ilaruch rubber committee, Henderson cautioned cautioned that "today and every day that passes until the cut Is made we Americans are wasting one bil lion tire miles in unnecessary umv-lng." umv-lng." umv-lng." His request followed other trv ,in. from OPA that the na tional rationing plan, when placed effect, would put the rest of the country on an equal footing .I.V. h fllSt aS lO IMC ttlllUUllk gasoline allowed motorists. Ration Described Ti.fnf.rs receive a basic ra lion of approximately four gallons weekly, with supplements an tnr motoring deemed essen- essen- .ui The committee headed by Rpr'nard M. Ilaruch which invcstl rated the rubber situation rccom- rccom- . .u.. ,,,iflcta 1m curtailed to a general average of 5,000 miles a year. To further the tire conservation program. President Roosevelt made public today a chart showing that a 30-mlle 30-mlle 30-mlle speed would make tires last twice bs long as those driven 50 miles an hour. The Bnrueh committee committee recommended a speed limn of 35 miles an hour. To Xante Administrator The President Is expected to an nounce appointment oi a ruuu . idmlnlstrator Monday and put Into .'effect then the other steps recommended recommended bv the Baruch committee 'tut formal Imposition of gasoline rationing wilt necessarily be delayed delayed until the machinery can be Kt up. "I don't think we have to wait to make a really good start. Henderson Henderson declared In a statement. We can begin to make a big dent In that pile of wasted rubber If we take this matter Into our own tiands for the time being. "I am, therefore, asking that every every driver In the unrationed areas Immediately put himself voluntar-ily voluntar-ily voluntar-ily on the same mileage basis as hid fellow Americans In the 17 rationed eastern states. Sharp Limit "In those states, seven out of every ten drivers have an A' sticker sticker pasted on their windshields. That means thev are limited to 210 miles of driving a month. V "About IS per cent have 'B tickers. These are Issued when the essential vocational driving exceeds exceeds 1"0 miles per month, and the driver has agreed to share his car with three passengers. "A very few have C stickers. These drivers also have to agree to share their cars, but in addition they must be members of a highly essential profession or occupation persons like doctors, munitions plant workers, and workers in es-lentlal es-lentlal es-lentlal public utilities services, and who in addition have occupational driving needs in excess of 470 miles Pr month. Limits Atkfd "My request means simply that aeh driver In the unrationed area should ask himself honestly into hlch of these classes his driving '. -If -If he Is in the 'A group. limits himself to that 240 miles month, which is divided roughly into DO miles for family driving. nd 150 miles for the essential vocational vocational use of the car. "If the driver thinks he Is in class, that means he Is convinced convinced that his essential driving really exceeds 150 miles a month, nd he limits himself to a top figure figure of 470 miles of vocational drlv-,nK drlv-,nK drlv-,nK nd agrees to share his car w'th at least three people. But the verase of 'B' car driving In the rationed area is substantially be-,0 be-,0 be-,0 that maximum. Every driver, I am sure, can' comply with this request, and by jvng up to it conscientiously can mke one of the most important ntrlbutlons he will be privileged 10 ake toward winning this war." URUGUAY INTERNS GERMAN SHIP CREW - Montevideo, sept. 12. (av fWyx of the 53 members of the of. the German freighter Ta-coma Ta-coma Ta-coma were sent to internment Jn'Rht at Sarandl, de Yi where two "embers already were Interned. Six others remained in Montevideo Montevideo and four who failed to report Police as required sUll were Nr sought. The disappearance of these four caused the minister of interior to "lie an order Wednesday for the HJterment of the rest of the crew. KanV nf VA -nlln,., -nlln,., ,.,, nnn. mted to live in Montevideo under At,t ... - 'H'erum rej,trlctlona slnce the Ta. Sabotage Possibility Studied In Plane Crash at War Plant Twelve Dead and 35 Injured Is Toll Taken When Pilot Bales Out of Flaming Ship Which Hurtles Down On Factory at Buffalo, New York V BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept. 12. (TP) Possibility of sabotage was studied today by the federal bureau of investigation in the crash of a blazing, pilotless plane which hurtled through the roof of a Curtiss Wright airplane division build-ing, build-ing, build-ing, killing 12 persons and injuring 35. ONE MORE SHIP IS SUNK -BY -BY U-BOATS U-BOATS U-BOATS IN ATLANTIC FIGHT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Axis submarines preying on Allied shipping sank another united Nations merchantman in the North Atlantic area, the navy disclosed yesterday, as Royal Canadian naval headquarters in Ottawa warned against "false optimism" In connection with a lessening of ship losses during the summer months. The battle of the Atlantic was "of far greater scope than ever before expected," the Canadians said, and was being fought as relentlessly as ever. The latest U-boat U-boat U-boat victim, at tacked late last month, boosted to 464 the Associated Press tally of announced western Atlantic sinkings since America's entry into the war. ENEMY PILOTS LACKING SKILL Trend Observed by U. S. Aviators in Battle Of Solomons By CLARK LEE WITH THE PACIFIC FLEET OFF SOLOMON ISLANDS, Aug. 24. (Delayed) UP) American naval aviators who shot down 47 Japa- Japa- nese planes in the battle of the Solomons today reported that the Japanese pilots definitely were less skillful and experienced than those they had met in previous air bat- bat- ties over the Pacific. (Marine pilots downed an addl tlonal 21 Japs and anti-aircraft anti-aircraft anti-aircraft fire accounted for 24 more). Our aviators are convinced that Japan 13 short of trained carrier pilots: that she lost tne cream ot her carrier fliers when four car riers were sunk at Midway. It is believed that most of the Japanese naval pilots who participated in the Pearl Harbor attack now have been killed. Mistake Cited Enemy pilots today made mis- mis- take after mistake which cost them their lives. Their mistakes, plus our numerical superiority in the air over our own tasK force, ac counted for our sweeping victory Furthermore, our pilots now are becoming thoroughly seasoned and trained in combat. Here are some typical comments of our fighter pilots Those fellows today weren t one third as trood as those at Midway. - . . "This must be their second team. "These birds lust pulled up in front of vour sights and fell away flaming when you pulled the trig ger." . . Ine xneriencen iicn "They definitely were inexperi enced In combat. They were mighty shy or mix- mix- Ine it " Onoe more the sturdy construc tion of our planes paid dividends in savin lives of pilots whose planes were damaged by the Japanese Japanese Zeros or anti-aircraft anti-aircraft anti-aircraft fire. Most Japanese planes burst into flames w-hen w-hen w-hen sprayed wun Duweia. Our own attacking force, wnicn socked a Jap carrier, reported oniy licht opposition over the enemy shins. There were few enemy fighters in the air and these lacked aggressiveness. They never pusneu .w-i- .w-i- .w-i- .w-i- .n.A. a few bursts nome men . from our gunners were enough to frighten them away. llnnoKllinn w r. onitr nr. of our attacking planes -a -a sllarhtlv damaged over a Jap Our dive bomber puois, woo suv. . .... , v. down three enemy Give when they met them in jnia-ir jnia-ir jnia-ir opposite courses after aiuu...8 spectlve enemy ships, also reported that the Japanese showed litue Inclination to fight and unsuccess fully attempted to run awajr. The rear gunners oi me hnmhers didn't even attempt. . .vmst at mir manes - Our aviators are not un... t a the Japanese pilots - -hnner,i -hnner,i that today, uui mey ""i"-; ""i"-; ""i"-; 7. rr? Tnnn' best fliers already have been lost and mat. jw"'""" ,r.reforth will be weaker. The pilots believe that Japan's Prospec- Prospec- live snoriage ! - her Inability io pruu &Z aZ may eventually be one of the de-!lr;.. de-!lr;.. de-!lr;.. rtnr of the war. Especially If our pilot, are supplied with new and superior airplanes wWch. re-rt. re-rt. re-rt. .V are being built or plan ned in the United States. NAZIS TEARING UP FRENCH RAILWAYS BERN. Switzerland. Sept. 12. (ivGermans are tearing upj some railway lines in Occupied France and are using the materials to ex-fend ex-fend ex-fend and repair facilities in the cas? it was stated in . press dis-patches dis-patches dis-patches received here today. P The newspaper Volksrecht said the Germans had bought or arbl-ffarifv arbl-ffarifv arbl-ffarifv rTqlsitloned 4.000 miles , of Flench railway- railway- ana v,h railwavs ami mai me f.ntma m wrood-eluw wrood-eluw wrood-eluw aatu foM OOV, Tucson. ArtioM "The FBI is making an Inquiry to determine whether or not there was sabotage involved," Special Agent Kennetn M. .Piper said There was "plenty of motor left' from the plane, he added, for examination examination by technicians. Two plant workers were killed outright in the crash of the wildly spinning craft late . yesterday, three others succumbed within the next few hours and seven died today. today. Five of the injured are in critical condition. Pilot Speaks As flags at the plant were ordered ordered lowered at half staff for three days, Lieut. Col. Clyde H. Mitchell, U. S. Army Air Corps representative, said the men "died in the service of their country Just like the men in" the armed forces." Meanwhile Test Pilot J. Bert-rand Bert-rand Bert-rand Purnell, 34, who parachuted two miles away, from the plant after the plane caught fire, told hospital interviewers he "stayed up there until I could stand the heat any longer." "I certainly tried I certainly tried to put out the flames before I Jumped," tie added. "The flames kept coming up and hitting me In the face.. I couldn't stand the heat I had to .jump." Purnell received severe burns. Routine Test Plant officials said the pilot. veteran of more than 3,500- 3,500- hours in the air, was making a "routine test of the plane when he . was forced to lump at high altitude due to a fire in the plane from unknown causes." The ship crashed to the concrete floor of the building after its wild flaming flight, and skidded nearly 60 feet, disintegrating and scatter ing parts. One worker, who declined use of his name, said There'll be some great stories of heroism on the part of the workers when the whole picture untoids. Many of the men wrapped blankets around their heads and darted In through the flames and smoke to carry the injured to safety. Some of these rescuers were burned themselves." GAMMAGE RAPS ARMY PROGRAM Change in Policy Causes Much Confusion Says Tempe President TEMPE, Sept. 12. UP) Grady uammage, president of Arizona State Teachers College here, called today for the government to clarify plans for Arizona college men of draft age, now prepairing to en roil for the fall term. He declared that Secretary Stim sons recent announcement that regardles of officer training or membership in the enlisted re serve, all men would be subject to call upon reaching their twentieth birthday had caused widespread confusion. . Plan Songht "The lack of any adequate co ordinated plan for utilization of higher education toward winning the war has given rise to wide spread confusion among govern mental agencies, educators, stu dents and the general public," he said In a statement. "At first the army and navy had separate and somewhat competi tive programs for the enlistment of students in the reserves. These enlisted students were given some assurance of being able to continue their education, but they were pointing toward military service. We then set up special programs, revised our curricula and have made every effort to cooperate. Policy Reversed "Now comes Secretary Stlmson with his untimely announcement to the effect that being enlisted in the reserves means nothing to the army. Those students will be taken as soon as they reach the draft, age. This is a reversal policy policy and eives no assurance to stu dents. It repudiates whatever ad vantages heretofore were onered to encourage enlistment In the reserves. "Colleges and universities want to cooperate 100 per cent. They don't want these programs to fail because of any lacK of effort on their part. But thev would like to know what thev and their students can depend on. 600,000 U. S. MEN ON FOREIGN SOIL xrrsKEfiON. Mich- Mich- Sept. 12. (;p)Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson, making a flying tour of Michigan war industries, told arathering of war workers today that more than 600,000 men of our armed forces now are overseas. "That force will be doubled and double and doubled to the limit of our manpower until we defeat our enemies," he declared. "We will fight on to the finish and a victorious victorious one." (President Roosevelt on Labor Day disclosed that more than 500,- 500,- 000 American troops were over seas). While Patterson spoke, opera tions at three war production plants here were at a standstill with company and union officials isagreetng over the cause of the TUCSON, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1942 SOLONS ARGUE PRICE CONTROL BILL PROGRAM Form of Measure Sought . By President Still . Is Debated FORMULA UNCERTAIN Congressional 'Meetings Held in Attempt -to -to Reach Agreement WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. (JP) A further round of conferences conferences today failed to produce produce an agreement among congressional leaders on terms of the legislation demanded by President Roosevelt to curb inflation but Senate Majority Leader Barkley of Kentucky predicted it would provide specifically for control of wages as well as farm prices. Meanwhile a labor department survey showed sharp and unsea- unsea- sonal increases from July 15 to August 15 in the price of foods exempt from control with the cost of living index for large cities rising 0.4 per cent for that period Sentiment among the congres sional conferees apeared to be that a brief resolution to authorize the President to take the necessary ac tion to hold down the cost of liy mg, advocated by some house leaders, would be unacceptable to many members of both chambers. Objections Made Barkley reported that while "we navent ruled out anything," the proposal to give the President gen eral powers over wages and farm prices was "not running very strong now." Chairman - Wagner ot trie Senate Banking Com' mittee said he did not believe the senate would accept a bill "so gen eral as not to contain a- a- formula for both wages and farm prices.' Senators Barkley, Wagner and 5rown (D-Mich) (D-Mich) (D-Mich) met late in the day with Chairman Steagall (D-Ala) (D-Ala) (D-Ala) of the House Banking Com mittee in wnat Barkley described as a purely preliminary discus sion." Another session will be held tomorrow afternoon. "I wouldn't want to predict anything anything at the moment, but I certain ly hope we'll be able to Introduce a bill by Monday," Barkley said. Deadline Cited The senators still were hopeful of working out in advance a bill satisfactory to house and senate out .tsanuey remareed mat some thing will have to be introduced as a starter." Roosevelt set Oc tober 1 as the dealine for the legislation. Barkley said it still was planned to begin hearings before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday. First witnesses will be Secretary of Agriculture Agriculture Wickard, Price Administra tor Leon Henderson, and William H. Davis, chairman of the War Labor- Labor- Board. Commenting on the survey showing showing increased living costs. Secretary Secretary of Labor Perkins observed that "with but a few exceptions, all foods not controlled rose more than usual at this season of the year." Lettuce prices climbed IS per cent, butter eight per cent, eggs 12 per cent, and sweet potatoes potatoes 14 per cent. Prices Increased Since mid-May, mid-May, mid-May, when the general maximum price regulation became effective, price Increases for un controlled foods averaged 10 per cent, Miss Perkins noted. Prices on controlled foods meanwhile declined declined 0.3 per cent. The total food bill went up by 1.2 per cent from July to August," she continued. "On the other hand, elements in the cost of living predominantly subject to regulation clothing, rent, fuel, ice, and housefurnishings for the most part declined slightly. 'Total costs of all uncontrolled goods and services were unchanged, unchanged, while cost of items not under control rose by 1.3 per cent from July to August." PAROLE MEETING PHOENIX. Sept 12. WP) Appli cations of 21 prisoners for paroles upon expiration of minimum sentences sentences and of 24 others seeking commutation of sentences to time served, will be considered September September 29 when the state board of pardons and paroles meets in Florence. Florence. Shortage of Workers Allows Tomatoes to Spoil in Indiana INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 12. (JP) An acute war-born war-born war-born labor shortage threatened shut-downs shut-downs shut-downs today for a dozen canneries and enormous losses in Indiana's bumper tomato crop. With the army depending on tne Hoosier state first In National tomato production to fill vast service contracts, army supply offi cers started -a -a speedy canvass of the situation. WPA officials placed a state-wide state-wide state-wide list of workers at disposal of packers, packers, many of whom were buying large advertisements in metropolitan metropolitan newspapers appealing for workers workers and emphasizing a call for women women "peelers." WPA aid thwarted shut-downs shut-downs shut-downs for at least eight packers packers in the Indianapolis vicinity, R. Edward Hayes, U. S, employment service district manager, said. - The Indianapolis and possibly jothgr ifunDtnvWnt office wjU QPCTij REDS PUSHED BACK AT STALINGRAD; JAPS PRESS ATTACK IN SOLOMONS; MADAGASCAR ASSAULT IS SPEEDED British;, Americans Survey On the Egyptian desert, where recent reports indicate they have more than held tlioir own against the enemy, American tank crews are now meeting the full onslaught of Nazi Marshal Rommel's Rommel's Afrika Korps. In this photo, passed by censors, a crew poses atop their "land battleship." Black-hatted Black-hatted Black-hatted men are British. (XEA Telephoto.) VICHY REPORTS BRITISH LOSSES Considerable . Progress Is Indicated in Londpn Story of Fight LONDON, Sept. 12. IP) British forces pushing Inland from the Majunga landing on Madagasca were reported only 70 miles from Tananarive today after a 130-mile 130-mile 130-mile advance, but French reports said the enemy" had been engaged enroute with "very heavy losses' inflicted and that the going would be tougher over200 intervening barriers before the capital. The "considerable progress' re ported by the first communiqu from the British East African com mand said "the drive had carried to the great bridge over the Betsi boka river but that concurrent overland advance from the north had been slowed by the French destruction of bridges. French Make Stand The Vichy troops, mostly con centrated outside the capital, made their stand at the confluence of the Ikopa and Betsiboka rivers where the British forces must turn up the Ikopa valley to reach Tanana rive by the best route, the French said. The first battle was joined yes terday in the vicinity of Macvatan ana, some 90 miles down the road from Majunga, where the British made one of their three major west coast landings Thursday and advanced swiftly with , negligible opposition. A broadcast from Tananarive. heard at Port Louis on the British Island of Mauritius east of Mada gascar, was less sanguine than the reports from Vichy, declaring the French "still were resisting" at 9:30 a.m. today and "at 3:30 p.m detachment of our troops are still holding out at Maevatanana. Barriers Set lp "The British will have to over come some 200 barriers stretched across their path between Maevaln ana and Tananarive, the over heard communique said. British commentators had ex pected the Vichy defenders to put up some, resistance but official ad vices here told only of small ef forts so far. The native Malagasy population (Continued to Tage 11, Column 6) ate Sunday, and canneries in the area will provide truck transporta- transporta- uon to and from jobs, Haves said L. Marshall Vogler, Indiana war board chairman of the USA, said the situation Is more critical in Indiana than any other state, with Maryland and Delaware sharing Indiana s plight to a lesser degree. Other farm leaders said there are more picked tomatoes periled by rotting today than any other time in the state's history. Vogler said Indiana's tomato acreage acreage this year was more than 115,-00025,000 115,-00025,000 115,-00025,000 greater than last year. Meanwhile Gov. Henry 'F. Schric-ker, Schric-ker, Schric-ker, issued an appeal to housewives and all others available to apply for work at the nearest cannery. The Governor also appealed to school officials to release older students to work as pickers. Some schools throughout the state already had contributed hundreds of pupils for iix itcofd tomato aack.. Marines Find Enemy Getting Supplies From Small Boats Bombers Make Heavy Raids on U. S. Positions, But Pay High Price in Planes; Destroyers Shell Americans in Island Hostilities WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (JP) Paying a high price in planes and pilots, the Japanese are still trying unsuccessfully to dislodge the American forces in the Solomons, the navy reported tonight, and losing better than one out of every five bombers they send over. The Japanese sent two waves of 26 bombers and one of 27 against the Guadalcanal Installations on Wednesday, Thhursday and. Fri-day. Fri-day. Fri-day. Of these 79 bombers, 15 were destroyed, along with five of the Zero fighters supposed to protect them, bringing to 143 the number of aircraft the Japanese have lost in the Solomons fighting. Of the latest bag of 20, American fighter planes accounted for at least 16; whether the other four also were downed by planes or by anti-aircraft anti-aircraft anti-aircraft fire was not specified. specified. And if the Americans suffered suffered any losses in these aerial combats, they were not reported. Losses Heavy The Japanese bomber losses of about 20 per cent, on these raids compared with an average loss of about five per cent suffered by the British in their big bomber raids on Germany and the vastly lower losses of American if lying Fortresses. Only two of the ort-resses ort-resses ort-resses have been lost since the big raids began In mid-August. mid-August. mid-August. While these futile air atacKs were made by day, Japanese destroyers prowled -off -off shore by night shelling the United States positions "dui no damage has resulted," the com munique said. On their own account, American dive bomb'ers made another attack yesterday on enemy Installations on Gizo Island, in the western pan of the New Georgia group of the Solomons,' sinking a small ship and blasting buildings. The Americans had made a previous attack there September 6. The communique also reported that the Japanese were supplying their troops still fighting in me interior of Guadalcanal, using small boats which can sneak ashore undetected at night, but that the marines, supported by dive bomb ers nnrt f irhters. continued to seek out and engage" these units. The action was reported in Navy Department Communique No. 123 as follows South Pacific: (All dates given are east longitude). 1. The Japanese are continu ing their determined efforts to dislodge dislodge American forces from the Guadalcanal-Tulagi Guadalcanal-Tulagi Guadalcanal-Tulagi area of the Solomons. Solomons. Attacks Continue 2. Enemv air raids against our positions In this area continue. On On September 9, 26 enemy bombers bombers escorted by Zero -fighters -fighters attacked attacked our installations at Guad alcanal. United States aircraft shot down five bombers and four fiehters. On September 10, 27 en emy bombers attacked Guadalcanal and four of the Japanese planes were shot down. On September 11, 26 enemy bombers with fighter es cort again attacked the Guadalcanal Guadalcanal installations. Six bombers and one fighter were shot down by United States planes. 3. Enemy destroyers have shelled our positions at night, but no damage has resulted. , 4. On September 11 our Doug las "Dauntless dive bombers attacked attacked enemy installations on Gizo Island in the New Georgia group, j A pmall enemy surface craft was j unk and considerable damage was j THIRTY PAGES Battlefield BUNA BLASTED IN AIR ATTACK Allied Bombers Destroy 17 Jap Planes on Airport There GEN. MACARTHUR'S HEAD QUARTERS, AUSTRALIA, Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 13 (JP) Allied heavy and medium bombers, escorted by fighters, struck one of the heav iest blows yet delivered in the Pa cific yesterday when they blasted the Japanese invasion base. Buna, in eastern New Guinea with 26 tons of bombs and more than 28,000 rounds of cannon and ma chine gun fire, a communique said today. Planes Destroyed In four bombing attacks, follow ed by seven strafing runs, the Al lied airmen destroyed at least 17 Japanese planes on the ground, in dispersal bays and on the runway of an airdrome from" . which the enemy had been operating in the drive against Fort Moresby. All anti-aircraft anti-aircraft anti-aircraft positions in the area were silenced, the communi que said. Meanwhile, there was little ac tion in the Owen Stanley moun tains where the Japanese have ad vanced to little more than 40 miles from Port Moresby, the big Allied base. "Owen Stanley action was lim ited to patrol activity," the com munique said. The attack on Buna was a continuation continuation of a series aimed at smashing the supporting base for troops operating in the Owen Stanley range. It was from here that the Japanese pushed westward westward to Kokoda, the jump off place for last week's drive. Yesterday's attacks started at dawn with a Flying Fortress raid and was followed by flights of medium bombers and attack planes m a combined action. The attack planes after drop ping their bombs strafed the airdrome airdrome at low level in conjunction with fighters. Heavy casualties were Inflicted on Japanesce ground forces, the communique said, and fires which could be seen 30 miles away were started in fuel dumps and installations. installations. No Japanese fighters attempted to itnercept the Allied attackers. Only one Allied plane was missing missing after theaction. Off the island of New Ireland, an Allied offensive reconnaissance unit strafed a Japanese minelay-ing minelay-ing minelay-ing vessel south of Kavieng, but the results could not be. observed. WALTER ZIPF INDUCTED PHOENIX, Sept. 12. Wlater II. Zipf,' editor of the Douglas Dispatch Dispatch and widely known Arizona newspaperman, was inducted into the army here today. lie will re turn to-Dougla3 to-Dougla3 to-Dougla3 tomorrow for a two-week two-week two-week furlough before reporting 3i ttt AlftcAvfcMT, for PRICE FIVE CENTS NAZI BLASTS STRONG Losses Are Ignored as Germans Take One Defense Point MANY DRIVES STALL' Mounting Casualties in Ranks of Superior Foe, Soviet Claim MOSCOW, Sunday, Sept. 13. O1) The Russians have fallen back from one point southwest of Stalingrad before before the massed blows of German German tanks and motorized troops but elsewhere the Soviet Soviet legions are holding their own in bitter-end bitter-end bitter-end fighting which has cost the Germans at least 10,000 men killed before the city" in the last few days. Another 5,000 German soldiers have been killed or wounded in sharp fighting on the Volkhov front southeast of Leningrad, w here the Germans were reported hurled back. The Russians revealed the first dent since Friday in their positions before Stalingrad in the following stark phrases in the midnight communique: communique: Town Taken "Southwest of Stalingrad tense fighting took place with enemy tanks and mechanized troops. So-locality So-locality So-locality "S evacuated one inhabited ,uASvhe Potest and undoubtedly the bloodiest battle of this war went into its 19th day, the Russians Russians announced they had once more stopped the Germans on the critical area west of the city, where !..?if"7ans advancl n frontal assaults last week until their war machine was halted Friday. Attacks Held Off .M?Ve H?nwave of German soldiers the Russians said again the invaders Mere numerically super super or to the defenders-dashed defenders-dashed defenders-dashed against the Russian defenses in continuous attacks without gaining grnund' the comm"nique revealed The Communique declared-"German declared-"German declared-"German Fascist troops are continuously continuously attacking our positions. boviet troops are repulsing attacks attacks launched by the numerical-ly numerical-ly numerical-ly superior enemy forces." Casualties Heavy nrSi'n WCSt f StalinKral. it was hv- hv- i'y rfPtrted. 6-'M 6-'M 6-'M Germans lme been "wiped out" In the last ?m oy8: wesof Stalingrad about 4,000 Germans have been killed The communique did not mention mention the northwest sector, where the Germans have increased their pressure in the last day or two. With the city of Stalingrad P,eJ Tllous,-Y Tllous,-Y Tllous,-Y Sieged from three sides, it was disclosed that" another area of sharp fighting has devel- devel- ui' ir io me north. Leningrad Fight In the area of Sinyavino, a rH-way rH-way rH-way town on the west side of the olkhov river below Leningrad, the Russians said the Germans have thrown In large forces of reserves reserves but that all Nazi attacks were stopped and thrown back "The enemy lost in killed and wounded about 5,000 men," the communique said of this new battle battle area. The sinking of an enemy submarine submarine in the Barents Sea was announced announced by the Russians. No details details were given. Snoy Falls At the southern end of the front, in the Mozdok area where the' snows of approaching winter already already have fallen on the Caucasian mountains, the Russians said they were fighting the enemy on the southern bank of a river (presum-ably (presum-ably (presum-ably the Terek.) "Soviet artillerymen destroyed three mortar batteries and wiped out a company of enemy infantry," the communique said. There the Germans seek the Grozny oil fields. In fighting that raged early Saturday, Saturday, the Russians had stopped cold all of the attacks by the men of Nazi Marshal Von Bock. Machines Blasted Everywhere the approaches to the Russian positions were littered with carnage and smokinr. twist ed German machines. The army newspaper Red Star declared German German losses at Stalingrad were the largest of the war and declared the Fascist literally were "wadine knee deep in blood" at places. r. As the Germans fell, fresh reserves reserves drawn from other fronts rushed Into the breaches under orders of Hitler to take the In dustrial city, regardless of cost. Overhead, the sky was darkened by hundreds of dive-bombers dive-bombers dive-bombers supporting supporting crawling masses of tanks. spearheading the infantry masses. oerman Claims (The Germans said heaw fleht- fleht- ing continued "within the fortifi cations" of Stanlingrad but claim ed no specific gains. Russian relief relief attacks were declared repulsed and Red Supply lines were reported reported attacked heavily. The fall of the last fortress south of the Elack sea base of Novorossisk was reported along with a break-' break-' break-' through of Russian positions along the Terek river near the Grozny oil fields.) Despite the tremendous exertion of the Red Army to hold Stalingrad Stalingrad and inflict irreparable losses LU&jM4Xa$4 & Pae 11. pltti Q

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