The Evening Independent from Massillon, Ohio on January 9, 1942 · Page 1
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E.ATHER Snow flurries, colder tonight. .VOL. LXXV, NO. 195 ESTABLISHED 1863 EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND CENTRAL PRESS DISPATCHES HOME •1 1 E D I T I O ij MASSILLON, OHIO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 1942 (TWENTY PAGES) THREE CENTS A COPY-15 CENTS A WEEK BY ^"^ -m ^ ^~^ " ' ' ' • ~ ' ••"- - • — ~_ ",nf,mjv 01 ±,HKK1EK Chinese Claim New Gains Over Japs In South China ALLIED SUB DAMAGES JAP SHIP NEAR TOKYO * * ****** ****** ****** ****** Of_ Leningrad And Sevastopol -^.i ****** ****** ******* ****** Reds Break Nazi Russians Claim German Military V Machine Broken By The Associated Press LONDON, Jan. 9.—The six- month, siege of Leningrad and the two-month encirclement at Savastopol were declared virtually broken today with garrisons of the two ports taking up the offensive and the German siege troops themselves beset from both sides. Russian reports indicated that the hemmed-in garrisons and attack- tag forces driving to their relief would- effect a juncture soon—or might already have done so. : Guerrilla Operations Increase Military dispatches said that the army's determined efforts to shatter the Nazi siege lines were being Hided- by hard-hitting units of the Red! aJr force and by increased guerrila operations wiping out German units and dynamiting supply trains. - German troops which tried for Weeks to- smash through Crimean mountains into Sevastopol were described as retreating to the north before a strong offensive launched by the "port garrison and supported by. the ,big guns of the Red fleet. Henry C..^Cassidy, Associated •Press correspondent, reported from Kuibyshev that the Sevastopol offensive was made possible when the Germans were, forced to divert siege forces in an .attempt to stem the drive o£ other -Russian troops" landed .on ihe Crimea near Kerch. Driving- inland, these Red army troops threatened the German line of< ; communications—or of retreat. -\A British broadcast heard by CBS said 100,000 German and Rumanian troops in the Crimea faced a choice of death or surrender unless they were able to withdraw before the Russians completely cut their lines back to the narrow neck connecting the peninsula to the mainland.) Soviet units were reported attacking In wave after wave without regard for losses, in a sanguinary four-day-old battle at Pov- entsa, at the mouth of the Stalin canal. The canal, a ]ink in Russia's Baltic-to-Arctic waterways systems, winds near the southern short of Lake Ladoga, for 100 miles from the Neva river delta 20 miles east of Leningrad to a Ladoga inlet close to the mouth of the Svir river. Finns Miss Nazi Help The-"drive was aligned with a Red army push against Finnish forces in Karelia, which Helsinki spokesmen have acknowledged are missing the fire-power of withdrawn Nazi divisions. Cassidy's dispatch said the Se- Actress Weds, Quits Fil f (See RUSSIANS—Page 8) Our Weatherman AND VICINITY Snow flurries tonight; colder In northwest portion and becoming- colder in southwest and northeast portions late tonight. Yesterday's high was 8 at 1 p. m. The low for the 24-honr period was 3 below at 10 p. ni. Thursday. No precipitation. High humidity 78, low 49. HOURLY TEMPERATURE REPORT (Furnished by Homer Snyder, Muskingum district weather observer) 6 P. IT S! * A. M. ... 3 ' P. il 0| 5 A. 51 3 S P. M -It 6 A, M _. 4 9 P. M -2! - A. jr " 4 10 P. M -3\ S A. M 6 11 P- M -2| 5 A. M : s JIIDXIGHT -IjlO A. 31. 1 A. M Oill A. M. . . 2 A. M J'XOON .. S A. M 2' By The Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 9.— With its land supply routes under almost incessant assault from the air, the axis has attempted by sea to provision the retreating Libyan corps of General Erwin Rommel, the British announced'today, but the coastwise ships drew a storm of direct hits from the RAF. "Our'air-forces operating in support of our mobile columns over a wide area, had a particularly successful day, destroying a number of enemy aircraft in aerial combat," said a general' headquarters com- munique. ^Communication Lines Broken "Enemy lines of communication west of El Agheila also were repeatedly attacked. A number of direct hits were obtained on transport vehicles and also on coastal shipping which was being used to bring stores forward from Tripoli to beaches at various points on the Gulf of Sirte." The supply effort of the axis indicated that Rommel, falling back onto El Agheila, at the innermost curve'of the Gulf of Sirte. might try to make a stand there if supplies could be assured. -..-,. : The RAF itself reported attacks "with good effect" on motor transport and shipping near Buerat El Hsun,.about 320 El Agheila on the shore of the Gulf or Sirte, saying that one ship was set aflame. Rommel's main force was moving from the Agedabia area toward El Agheila, 70 miles to the southwest, ahead of a stubbornly resisting rearguard .which used extensive minefields to supplement the hazard of mud in hampering the pursuit of the British imperials. Australian pilots flying United States-built (Curtiss) Kittyhawk fighters shot down seven out of a formation of more than 50 axis planes yesterday over the Agedabia area, the RAF reported hi its own communique. "Despite the fact that our aircraft were outnumbered more than five to one, they immediately engaged the enemy and shot down seven of them and seriously damaged several others," the official report said, acknowledging loss of only one RAF plane "in the fight. Navy Aids Land Forces Meanwhile, more than 300 miles to the east, units of-the British navy joined with land artillery and air forces in an effort to destroy axis hold-out forces in the Hal fay a (See LIBYA—Page 8) BAER HOLDS WEIGHT EDGE NEW YORK, Jan. 9, (AP)_ Champion Joe Louis and challenger Buddy Bacr both weighed more than they had expected when they stepped on the scales in Madison Square Nipponese Fear Blockade As Battle For Singapore Rages; Luzon Quiet — • » * . • , * ^^ F.D.R.'s Citation To Marines ROSELLA TOWNE Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful'of the jounger actresses in Hollywood, Rosella Towne, - above, weds Harry Kronman radio writer, ra Beverly Hills, Cal., and reveals" she plans to give up her picture.-work. . . . : <- .. ... - . • l() 10 "... 15 \ DAILY TEMPERATURE CHART Today's Y'day's C'ty .Min. Max. Amarms ]3 60 Atlanta. .-, jg -jj Boston 7 Jo Buffalo 2 g Chicago 10 11 Cincinnati ; 5 : Cleveland 1 ; Columbus - 1 . v Denver H \ Detroit _ 6 -F Duhith .18 ii El Paso 39 .i? Kansas City 13 .'? Miami _ S3 ?,i Mpls-St. Paul . 8 ',5f Xew Orleans SI *TF Kew Tork ...„ _ M> f Phoenix _ 37 • Pittsburgh ; i Portland, Ore , SO San Francisco <3 Washington T Yesterday's high—Miami, 68. Today's !ow—Sioux Lookout, 10 below. II 8 S 46 9 10 63 15 *<> i? 67 S2 37 13 Ont. OHIO ROAD CONDITIONS Highways clear in northwestern part *f Ohio. Covered -with light tnow and .flippery Jn spots In balance of state. Rationing- Committee Considers Inspectors To Check Applications The Massillon tire rationing committee headed by Judge Robert G. Hoffman and all tire dealers of the city will meet Saturday, at 11 a. m., at the civilian defense administration office, third floor of the city hall building, to establish a program for rationing the city's quota of tires and tubes. One of'the primary steps to be considered here will be the-appointment of inspectors who Will make recommendations to the rationing committee.. It is probable the names of men to serve as inspectors will be submitted at the conference of the rationing committee and tire dealers. Appointment of the inspectors may be made following the meeting, Canton's rationing committee already ' Land Force Of Four Million Goal Men, Immediate Japs Moving: Up Troops For Heavy Attack In Philippines By The Associated Pi-ess WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. — The war department said today combat operations have dwindled to minor skirmishes in the Philippine battle front, v/ith the Japanese continuing to move troops up in apparent preparation for a heavy attack. The department's morning com- munique, based on reports received here up to 9:30 a. m., eastern standard time, said that air activity by the Japanese yetsarday was limited to reconnaissance. Text of Communique The text of the communique: "1. Philippine theater: Combat operations have dwindled to desultory skirmishes in various sections of the front. The enemy continues to move troops into the forward areas, apparently in preparation for a renewed attack in force. "Hostile air activity yesterday was limited to reconnaissance flights. "2. Tlvsre is nothing to report from other areas." The outlook continued dark for the United States and British forces battling to hold the Philippines and the Malay .'peninsula. '_,. 7 .^InJ.he Philippines . .the. Japanese, pouring in a steady stream of reinforcements to multiply their numerical superiority, massed for an all-out attack against the remnants of General Douglas MacArthur's weary army northwest of Manila. On the Malay peninsula the imperials were being forced back re- ilentlessly by the weight of unceasing j enemy drives which carried the bat- jtle flags of Nippon even closer to the great Singapore stronghold. Somber as the situation was, the capital found a few rays of comfort. The navy reported the sinking of four Japanese army ships. Advices from Burma credited American vol- $e/^X< T -. *&$&*JM* ^f<?%% :,, ,>*J5fe',sf42siJi -./ ,/ ?>^iim f *'^ %M$W^'^^***&**s*£i- s •--. - - !ll!^^l°wit<-^> %% ^ -> • v i,; :, I^P? '^tfcc:^ 35- 4?4|^^i.# ",<*, ;<:; ' ..A' *'"' * v Imperial Headquarters A d m i t a War Brought To Japan's Doorstep By The Associated Press Japan got a. preview taste today of the thing she dreads most—a possible blockade of r densely-populated island empire—as imperial headquarters acknowledged an allied submarine raid within 100 miles of Tokyo in which the 2,225-ton freighter Unkat Maru No. 1 was torpedoed and damaged. The nationality of the attacking craft, wns not given. Previously, n U. s. navy bulletin reported Ihnt submarines of the American Asiattr. fleet hnd slink n. 10000-ton Japanese transport and hree 10,000-Lon Japanese' simbtv ihips. - ; •laps Via 11 Major Atlack In. the Philippine campaign, the war department reporled that "combat operations dwindled to minor skirmishes" ns the Japanese moved up troops for. a climactic drive against Gen. Douglas MacArthur's forces oti Batan peninsula. The navy's communique was the first report in many days from the sizeable underseas force operating in Far Bast waters at the start of the' war. ,..-.•,. . , „. ' . , . —Central Press Phonepholo .tiere is a reproduction of the citation President Roosevelt drew up m recognition of the heroic stand made by the Wake island marine defenders against overwhelming Japanese forces. unteer fliers with new successes in attacks on enemy bases in Thailand . And belated details of Wake's de- ifonse added fresh glory to the nia- WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (AP)—Of-|rines' laurels, as well as two more ficials disclosed today that inductions into the army were being stepped up to double or triple the peacetime rate, and indications were that the immediate goal was a hard-hitting land force of four million men. The army is accelerating the induction of present registrants, which include about 1,000,000 already classified as 1A, without waiting to draw from the 9,000,000 men between 20 and 44 inclusive who are expected to register Feb". 16, No limit has been set on the wartime size of the army to be sent to Britain and any where else the high command may deem advisable. Secretary Stimson says the number to be drawn from the .8,000,000 to 10000,000 available fit men will be de- which is functioning along HnesHermincd by the needs as they arise may be adopted here. It! has 12 inspectors who will cooperate Garden today for the of ficlal! with tire dealers in submitting the weighin for tonight's heavyweight ' championship fight. Louis, who had expected to weigh 205 pounds, tipped the beam at heaviest of his fighting career. -His previous high was 206 for a fight with Natie Brown before he became champion. Baer, who scaled 237 for his previous meeting with Louis in Washington, weighed 250 today, five pounds more than he had planned to carry. SCIENTIFIC TOOTH BRUSH 39c, at Craig's.—Ad. BUCKEYE CLUB MEMBERS Fish fry tonight—Ad. COLONY CLUB MEMBERS Big time tonight. S. Erie St., ext —Ad. REAL TURTLE SOUP Fish sandwich, free parking for our patrons at Frieg's Restaurant. ' . —Ad. JANUARY CLEARANCE SATE.' Here's your chance men to pick up some real bargains at tremendous savings. Our entire stock drastically reduced to clear out at once! WORKWOMEN'S STORE Cor. Tremont and 1st st,, SW.—Ad. SEGEL'S JANUARY CLEARANCE Thrift buyers who really want quality - - - names of appplicants for tires and tubes to the rationing committee. Committee Personnel Reduced The local committee will not consider the rationing of tires to persons . living outside the Massillon corporation. At a meeting of tire rationing committees representing Stark county, Massillon, Canton, Alliance and villages in the county Equipment Ordered Present "strength has been placed at around 1,700,000 officers and men and plans already under way would Knnf '1 C r h V° 2 ' 000 ' 000 - Appropria- turns have been -made to enemy ships to the toll they took before the island fell. Jap Transport Sunk The submarine report was the first in many days from the long-silent underseas units of the Asiatic fleet. The navy communique last night said that one of the Japanese ships sunk was a transport, and the three others were supply ships. Each was (See LUZON—Page 8) FLIER BAILS OUT, Pierce Defenses Of Canton And Nanchang Japanese May Be Driven Out Of Two Important Cities They Have Held Since 1938; Chinese Forces Ready For Duty In Burma By The Associated Press CHUNGKING, Jan. 9.—The Chinese reported today that their force. 1 , had penetrated the outer defenses of two of the most important Japanese-held cities of south China, Canton and Nanchang, capitals of Kwang- tung and Kiangsi provinces. The Chinese claimed successes on a half-dozen other fronts of central China and announced that while fresh expeditionary forces awaited only the word to enter British Burma troops already massed there were taking up ''designated positions," mostly in northern Burma. An army communique declared —' that two Chinese columns had driven into the northern and north- suburbs of Canton in the x-t . H, .—^^ CAMBRIDGE, O., Jan. 9.J_fAP) city m course of an assault on the outer I defenses of that million-population that began three days ago. is ahva today—although injured— because he bailed out of his falling craft near Piedmont dam, 25 miles northeast of here. Heavy Casualties Chinese dispatches said heavy casualties had been inflicted on the The war department, in announc-! defenders of Nanch » n K in an attack th mil Although the war department has issued orders against publication of draft calls and quotas for each area officials made no secret of the fact iropna- ing the crash, listed the pilot asi lnalj P cnetl provide j Lieut. Sherman Christian. He wasi of the city ' taken to Ohio Valley Wheeling, W. Va., but were not disclosed. that penetrated the outer barriers his He Canton and Nanehang have been injurie's; in Japanese hands since 1938. y . , of slven to The comnu'ilque reported further dealt the Japan- TAX PROGRAM IS DISCUSSED at Canton, Wednesday, it was de-ithat the draft rate was being doubled cided to allot tires only to appli- and wight soon be trebled, if such cants in the district in which the llss not already been ordered, respective committees have juris- Revised figures on the number of' diction. —— ! The'personnel of the MasstHon (See _JNDUCTIONS-p a ge 8) rationing board has been reduced WHITE " from seven to three members in accord with the Ohio state tire ration(See TIRE—Page 8) INCOME TAXES, ACCOUNTING Notary Public, A. W. Trenka, Over Grand theater, Room 5.—Ad. PAUNHAUS And Liver Pudding, the old fashioned kind. Made and sold at the cident occurred ly after the Pittsburgh. one I heav V r fr rf% C ° IUmnS rctreatin * from 'heir i treasury, WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (AP)—A bi-partlsan delegation of congressional leaders began work today with Secretary of the Treasury Morgen- thau on means cf raising the $9,000,000,000 of new taxes asked by President Roosevelt in his budget message this week. Chairman Doughton fD-NC) of the house ways and means committee, speaking on behalf of the delegation after the conference at the explained, however, that preliminary and a ' Capltal ° HunM1> ad successes on that no agreements had been made dld other fronts southern China. ' n Central and yet < 'axes be said the attack in Japanese Caters occurrcil early yesterday morning off Uic Izu Schichitd Isliimis, 100 miles south of Tokyo and Yokohama. Official acknowledgment that tins war has been brought to Japan's own doorstep came as the victory- flushed Nipponese boasted of the possibility of outright conquest at the United States. "The contention that tti« United States cannot be invaded is as much myth as that the Maginot lin« could not be, taken, or that Singapore and Pearl Harbor ar« impregnable," said the government-controlled Japan Times and Advertiser, On the Malayan fighting front, a. Tokyo communique asserted thaA' Japanese troops had driven the Brit' ' ish.out of defense lines at TrdlXa,j on the north-south Singapore Jpti* rond 50 miles north of Kuala L\an- ! pur, 240 miles above Singapore, ' ' Japs Near Kuala Lumpur - - ; Domei, official Japanese news agency, declared the army was ewjh ; closer to Kuala Lumpur, crude nib- ; ber capital of the world. i Domei asserted that Japanese col- i umns had advanced 20 miles beyond \ Tanjong Malim, within 30 mU<* of Kuala Lumpur, while a German, broadcast declared that British d«- j fenders of Kuala. Lumpur l»ad been ] cut off in "violent fightmg" around i the city itself. British front-line dispatches <J«- 1 cribed tho jungle conflict a*"& scene of carnage, reporting: "The slaughter of Japanese in some areas of Malaya 5« uhijoiiev- able. Concentrated British Are has ; mowed down wave after wave" of ; them and whole detachments have ; been blown to pieces . . .'• •'• '• Dome! said the British were hastily destroying bridges and roads and that troops In southern sectors of Sdangor staU ! were joining in the retreat toward the state of Ncgri Sembilan, j south of Kuala Lumpur. .. i British Far East headquarters said ' a violent all-day battle raged yesterday in the Slim river sector, ,50 miles above Kuala Lumpur, as waves of tank-paced infantry attacked on river port above Hankow which MONEY FOR REAL ESTATE And persona) loans. The OhJo Merchants Trust Co.~Ad. Good Lump Coal, ton £4 50 727 Erie St., South. Dial 2-1126. on what sought. "AH,I can say is that we met to exchange views and everyone show- _ i _ „. . rl - -i ,, T^ . . W"*» , A lie UCVlOLLUi YVcKJ HWt Rl V tTIl 111 U1C cd a ver^rin^mt,^Dou8hton said.!communique but eartier reports said .™_ ithe British were "holding fast" on newly-formed lines on the Slim river Wright field official* said that a third pilot :anded at Cambridge to : assist Lieut. Christian. i DANCE, MICKEY'S INN nigh?£i ." . Sausage Shop, Canton-Massillon Rd.<2«4 mi. N Rt' 21 -Ad ' •' . . . Ad. ! BALCONY CAFE j Comer 2nd and Charles. SW , Dance tonight and Saturday by Pete ! La Vega orchestra.—Ad. CSee PIERCE—Page 8) FOR WINE Don's Grill, Erie at Cherry.—Ad. the main road to Singapore. Heavy casualtles were reported on both, sides. The decision was not given in the IT'S SCRUBBY'S TONIGHT 5 ° north of Kuala Lumpur, FISH-AND FR, FRIES lOc Hose's Grill, Wales rd.—Ad. CASH FOR UNCLE SAM Cafe, SIS Tremont ave_ SW.—Ad. CRYSTAL LAKE PARK Dancing every Friday and Satur| day night. Beer, wines and liquors. —Ad. (See NIPPONESE—Page 8) EAGLES SATURDAY NIGHT Floor show and dance, music by Eagle orchestra.—Ad. Open Eve. and Sunday.—Ad. LINCOLN TAVERN^ Fish fry tonight. Open until 2:30. —Ad. MAUSZ & KILEY WEST CENTER FOOD MARKET Chuck Roast, best cuts, Ib 28c-30c Swiss or T-Bone Steak, Ib _ . . , , , , ........ oc coats at budget prices will Pork Roast, meaty, tt, ........ 32c ' ALL THE LATEST MAGAZINES Wyss Drug Store, 614 Tremont, SWJ —Ad!; ' FISH FRY TONIGHT : Wagner Wonder Bar, Tremont, SWJ a loan to pav your income tax.—Ad.: -Ad MOONLIGHT GARDEN TONIGHT Round and square dancing. Deli- PEG'S NIGHT CLUBJTONIGHT Fresh blue pike'— Ad. See The First National Bank about! cious fish sandwiches.—Ad. Our LINDE'S 23 Lincoln Way, E. group of S3 and ; priced at $1.00. — Ad. -^, ALBATUM~ The best external Hats, EAGLES FRIDAY NIGHT . ' The best external eo!d remedy, oysters and dance, music by; Wyss Drug Store, 614 Tremont SW. Eagle orchestra.— Ad -Ad. •».«_, . _ f •« TT T~ I i •*>*-> «jf»*v A>v <r«* o* *..»w*ix«j>a IiELLl^ E f/ .JTT ;: „:• WAV ' w - : Whipped cream nut fudge, choco-; For better poultry and pork pro- Select vours «t J« S,T e t °T n P ° t ^ CX ;?' pk 18c late or black *«'•«">*. 30c ">• ' ducts - Featuring Sateday^-Spring- rt^ t A 0 _^ s _ at . 0 " ce Country Sausage, bulk, casing ! Our own creamy orientals, 30c Ib. ers, Yearlings and Cut-up Chicken. Clearance Sale. advant *S e 0* as we are unable to re-order. After ! and smoked, Ib ' 3Qci ......................... On« group of our better drastically reduced.— Ad, our! Fresh or Smoked Sausage. Ib . . 32c ' Veal, Beef, pork, for loaf, 2 Ib .. 53c dresses , .. Sliced Bacon, Hormel, Ib 350 Phone KM. ;w« Deliyer.—Ad. inventory sale of dresses, $355 va!- < Country Lard' 2 Ib 1I(H: nrmr *1,»O- «(S en. ..«!. „„„./-, i •• „ . now; Country Eggs, doz. . *7S5 values now 15.42; $10.95 value* now |7.43. 8* our windows. —Ad. Full line of country beef, pork, groceries, vegetable* and Jruita at lowest Prices. Alwayi open.—Ad. Assorted mint patties. 35c lt>. \ Also Pork Roast, Shoulder, Loin or 25ci Fresh salted Jumbo peanuts, 25c Ham, Serve our own make Sausage 35c and 30c Ib. these winter days yes, we also have Large salted cashews, 59c !b. ,-paunhaus, scrapple and groceries — Ice Cre«m and sherbets, »U fl&v-j 332 Erie St., S. Park at our door! ore, 16e pint.— M. —Ad. SCIENTIFIC TOOTH BRCSH 39c, at Craig's.— Ad. LINCOLN TAVERN Fish fry tonight. Open until 2:30., —Ad. GIRL WANTED TO WORK IN STORE MUST BE AMBITIOUS STEADY POSITION— APPLY AT ONCE'. ADDRESS BOX 3 % EVENING

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