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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 1.942

Soviets Weaken Nazi Grasp On Stalingrad

Russians Gain
Fresh Ground
In Epic Battle
Axis Assault Stopped Cold
For Fourth Day In Row
After 33-Day-Old Siege
32 Assaults Crushed
- BULLETIN -
MOSCOW, Sept. 26-(AP)-Wen-
dell L. Willkie said in a written
statement today that "I now am
convinced that we can best help
Russia by establishing a real second
front in Europe with Great Britain
at the earliest possible moment our
military leaders will approve."
"And perhaps some of them will
need some public prodding," Will-
kie added. "Next summer might be
too late."
"Russian Intelligence reports
show that our few raids on Ger-
many to date have had a devastat-
ing and demoralizing effect on the
German people," Willkie said.
"Russia wants thousand-bomber
raids on Germany from England
every night."
* * *
By ROGER D. GREENE
Associated Press War Editor
Victory edged further from Adolf
Hitler's grasp in the 33-day-old siege
of Stalingrad today as the Red Arm-
ies gained fresh ground northwest of
the Volga metropolis, crushing 32 Ger-'
man counterattacks in 48 hours, and
recaptured a strategic position within
the city.
By Soviet account, it was the fourth
consecutive day that the German as-
sault has been stopped cold.,
Hitler's field headquarters, long ac-
customed to proclaim the swift fall
of city after -city, now focussed its
attention on the capture of single
buildings.
"In the fight for Stalingrad, build-
ings belonging to the Communist
Party, situated near the bank of the
Volga, were torn from the Soviets in
embittered fighting," the German
Command said.
"Soviet relief attacks against the
northern barrier were repelled." The
Vichy radio, notoriously unreliable,
asserted that German shock troops
had driven through Stalingrad to
the Volga "at several points."
Dispatches to Red Star said the
Germans were wearing out and that
Soviettroops, fighting from street
barricades, charred buildings and
foxholes in the damp earth, were
holding grimly.
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Democrats May Rebel
Against Governor'sSlate
Detroit Delegates Wrangle Over Secretary Of State;
Republicans Approve 'Unbossed' Candidates

Democrats
- BULLETIN -
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 26
-(P)-The Democratic State Con-
vention, getting down to business
after hours of maneuvering with a
rebellious First Congressional Dis-
trict delegation, this afternoon
nominated by acclamation two un-
oppo.ed incumbents, Associate Jus-
tice Raymond W. Starr of the State
Supreme Court, and State Treas-
urer Theodore I. Fry, as they be-
gan the task of completing the
Democratic Ticket for the Novem-
ber election.
Hitting high gear after the hours
of political jostling. Gov. van
Wagoner's forces succeeded in
nominating State Budget Director
Leo J. Nowicki as candidate for
Auditor General. John W. Babcock,
Chief Assistant United States Dis-
trict Attorney in Detroit, was nom-
inated for Attorney General.
Maneuvers by Administration
leaders succeeded in shifting the
order of business so that the nom-
inations for Secretary of State will
come last. This expected to insure
nomination of Maurice Eveland,
the Administration favorite.
* * *

Republicans

By The Associated Press
DETROIT, Sept. 26-A Republi-
can State Convention that side-
tracked the influence of its tra-
ditional bosses yesterday completed
the slate with which the party will
go before the voters November 3.
With the insistence of Harry F.
Kelly, gubernatorial candidate, that
the nominees be the free choices of
the convention, the following cand-
idates were named for the lesser
state offices: .
For secretary of state - State
Senator Herman H. Dignan, of
Owosso.
For state treasurer - State Sen-
ator D. Hale Brake, of Stanton.
For auditor general - Vernon
J. Brown, incumbent, of Mason.
For attorney general - Herbert
J. Rushton, incumbent, of Esca-
naba.
For justice of the supreme court
- Circuit Judge Earl C. Pugsley, of
Hart.
Enthusiastic Republicans hailed
the full slate which includes besides
t Kelly for governor, Circuit Judge
Homer Ferguson for United States
Senator and Dr. Eugene C. Keyes,
for lieutenant-governor, as one of
the potentially strongest voter get-
ters the party ever put together.
They pointed particularly to the
combination of the two circuit
judges who played so great a part
in the Wayne County graft clean-
up - Ferguson and Pugsley - as
bound to attract a heavy vote in
Detroit and out-state.

Jeffers Puts
Entire Country
On Gas Ration
Rubber Czar Cuts Driving
Allotments To Conserve
Nation's Rubber Supply
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26-(P)-
Rubber Czar William M. Jeffers went
the limit today and ordered nation-
wide gasoline rationing to save tires.
In his first public order since the
issuance of the special rubber com-
mittee report, the Union Pacific Rail-
road President, charged with conserv-
ing the nation's stockpile of rubber,
directed the Office of Price Adminis-
tration to extend to the entire coun-
try the same restrictions now en-
forced in the east.
The date upon which the order will
become effective, probably not be-
fore Nov. 1, was left undetermined
and Price Administrator Leon Hen-
derson will decide whether the basic
4-gallon weekly ration will prevail
throughout the United States, as it
does in 17 Eastern Seaboard states.
At the same time Jeffers appealed
to drivers to keep their feet off the
accelerators and slow down to the
35-mile an hour limit recommended
by the committee headed by Bernard
M. Baruch, which went deeply into
the whole rubber question.
Jeffers was granted wide powers to
save the nation's supply of the vital
war material, and his directive ap-
peared to settle the question whether
the OPA or the Office of Defense
Transportation would control the
program.
Jeffers said:
1-The Office of Price Administra-
tion is hereby directed and authorized
to institute nationwide gasoline ra-
tioning on the same basic as the gas-
oline rationing program now existing
in the eastern states.
2-It will be understood that after
the installation of a nationwide gas-
oline rationing, the Office of Defense
Transportation will review the pro-
gram from the standpoint of its ef-
fects upon the transportation ser-
vice of the Nation.
3-The existing arrangements be-
tween the ODT and the OPA rela-
tive to rations for commercial vehi-
cles in accordance with general order
ODT No. 21 will be continued and
extended throughout the nation.

Japs Fall Bach
Through Jungle
In New Guinea
By The Associated Press
Japan's far-flung invasion armies
suffered twin setbacks inthe Battles
of New Guinea and China today.
On the New Guinea front, Gen.
Douglas MacArthur's headquarters
announced that Australian troops,
fighting in a driving rainstorm,
forced the Japanese to retreat from
advanced positions in the Owen Stan-
ley Mountains, 32 miles from the key
Allied outpost at Port Moresby.
It was the first officially reported
Japanese withdrawal in this theater
since the enemy landed at Gona Mis-
sion on the southeast coast of New
Guinea, July 21, and launched an
overland drive against Port Moresby.
Anzacs Use Artillery
An Allied spokesman said the Aus-
tralians now were using artillery for
the first time, battering the Japanese
with 25-pounders hauled up the tor-
tuous jungle trails.
On the China front, dispatches re-
ported that Generalissimo Chiang
Kai-Shek's armies, striking in two
columns for gains of 60 and 40 miles,
had driven past strongly-fortified
Japanese positions and arrived at the
gates of Chuki and Chengsien.
Chuki is a key rail town only. 40
miles south of Hangchow, the most
important enemy-occupied port in
Chekiang Province. Chengsien lies 60
miles southeast of Hangchow.
Japanese Retreat
Simultaneously, a British broadcast
quoted Chinese reports that a tank-
supported column of 1,000 Japanese
had been driven into retreat after an
advance in Anhwei Province.
American warplanes continued to
blast the Japanese on widely scat-
tered fronts.
Lieut.-Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell's
headquarters in China said U. S.
Army planes attacked an airdrome at
Hanoi, Indo-China, and shot dowel
three Japanese aircraft and probably
destroyed two others.
Other American fliers strafed Jap-
anese truck columns in southwest
Yunnan Province, in China, destroy-
between. 12 and 20 out of 30
trucks in the line.
in the southwest Pacific, the Navy
announced that American Flying
Fqrtresses bombed Japanese trans-
ports and damaged two enemy bases
in the northern Solomon Islands.

MSC_.Pa per Becoi
EAST LANSING, Sept. 26-W)-
Michigan State College journalism
reached an important milestone to-
day as the State News, student
publication, became a five-days-a-
-week service to its more than 7,500
subscribers.
Furnished the full night service
of the Associated Press, the tabloid-
sized newspaper which formerly
was printed three times a week will

By The Associated Press
GRAND RAPIDS, Sept. 26-Re-
bellious delegates from Wayne
county's first congressional district
threatened to revolt against Gov-
ernor Van Wagoner's slate as -the
Democratic state convention open-
ed here today.

Farm Parity
Compromise
Seems Certain
House Holds Up Progress
Of Bill For Stabilization
Of Price,_Wage Levels
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26-Senate
Administration leaders-after a day
of energetic campaigning - openly
asserted tonight that they had mar-
shalled a 2 to 1 edge to reject the
farm bloc's proposal for new, higher
farm parity prices in favor of a com-
promise measure.
Pushing that first obstacle out of
the way, they foresaw speedy passage
of the bill empowering President
Roosevelt to stabilize wages, salaries
and prices. But the House- already
accepting the new parity formula-
remained the doubtful factor in the
push to beat the. President's October
1 deadline.
Conference between wavering sen-
ators and Administration leaders
chipped the opposition men away
from the farm bloc one by one. The
Senate adjourned until Monday at
the end of the day. Senator Alben W.
Barkley, Democratic floor leader
from Kentucky thought that the note
might be taken at the next meeting
or at the latest on Tuesday.
Farm bloc leaders were busy, too,
combating this effort to undermine
their voting strength. On the floor
they condemned what they termed
"false statements" that they were
endeavoring to "torpedo" the Pres-
ident's anti-inflation program by in-
sisting upon higher parity prices for
farm products.
Aid To Russia
Hits New High
Warstuffs Convoy Huge
Anthony Eden Reveals
LONDON, Sept. 26-(AP)-Foreign
Secretary Anthony Eden declared to-
night that the recent convoy to Rus-
sia delivered the largest total of mu-
nitions yet transported in a single
voyage from Britain and the United
States."
The safe delivery of these goods,
"Which included large numbers of
aircraft, tanks, guns, much ammuni-
tion and valuable stores of all kinds,
was a great feat of arms," the For-
eign Secretary said in an address at
Leamington.
"The convoy met the threat of air,
surface and submarine attack," he
continued. "The fact that it did so
with such outstanding success was
due to careful planning by the ad-
miralty."

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ales Daily TabloidI
be published every day except Sun-
day and Monday, normally running
eight pages.
Congratulating the venture, Gov-
ernor Van Wagoner lauded the col-
lege "for rightly recognizing that
an American student cannot be-
come a fully-educated citizen of the
modern world without full knowl-
edge of state, national and inter-
_ ,national events."

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Heav Shiin
Losses Inflicted
By'.Iritish Subs
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 2-British sub-
marines have sunk at least five and
probably seven Axis supply ships re-
cently in the Mediterranean and have
seriously damaged another, the Ad-,
miralty announced today.
The communique said the undersea
attacks had dealt "further heavy
losses on enemy sea communication,"
already hard-pressed to keep Axis
armies in North Africa reinforced and
supplied in the face of Allied attacks
on ships and harbors.
One of the ships sunk and one
probably sunk were described as
large and all the others as of medium
tonnage.

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Swoop On Oslo
By RAF Planes,
Scatters Nazis
Daring Daylight Assaults
By British Air Raiders
Wreck Gestapo Buildings
By The Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 26-Striking at a
moment of rising Axis dissension in
Norway and violent new anti-Ger-
man outbreaks in Oslo, the RAF
made a daring daylight assault upon
Nazi headquarters in the Norwegian
capital yesterday and sent the fol-
lowers of Vidkun Quisling's puppet
regime scurrying to cover from a
nearby rally.
Four raiding British bombers swept
in low and dropped their bombs from
about 100 feet altitude to score hits
on Gestapo buildings, the Air Min-
istry announced. One British plane
was lost and the Air Ministry said
tartly that "German allegations that
three of the attacking bombers were
shot down confirms the effects of
the attack."
Quisling, who had summoned mem-
bers of his Nationalist Socialist Party
to the rally in Norway in an effort to
quell discontent, denounced the raid
in an address before his followers to-
day as 6ne by "RAF murder planes."
Quisling. anounced the raid cas-
ualties as four dead and 40 injured.
Stockholm dispatches reported that
another flight of 25 planes, believed
to be British, swept Thursday night
across the Swedish west coast, which
might well be in the region southeast
of Oslo.
While the Quislings were meeting
over the weekend continung out-
breaks were reported in Oslo.
World Series Pool
Liquidated By FBI
In Chicago Arrest
CHICAGO, Sept. 26-(P)-The Jus-
tice Department claimed today to
have virtually liquidated a million
dollar lottery business just as it was
about to 'run a big pool on the world
series. Fifty-three operators were ar-
rested in 32 cities.
Special agents of the Federal Bur-
eau of Investigation swept in, J. Ed-
gar Hoover, Director of the FBI an-
nounced yesterday, as the syndicate
was preparing to pour out hundreds
of thousands of tickets for a World
Series lottery.

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Fire Sweeps Three Tankers
At Railroad's Docks In Toledo

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By The Associated Press
TOLEDO, Sept. 26-Fire fed by
crude oil and gasoline swept three
boats in the Hocking Valley Railroad'
docks here today resulting in injuries
to 12 men and damage estimated at
$110,000.
Two Coast Guard boats crept close
to the blazing tanker Transoil to res-
cue seven of 18 crewmen trapped
abroad the vessel, which was loaded
with thousands of barrels of gasoline.
The boat was ablaze from prow to
stern.
The other eleven crewmen ran
through flames and leaped to the
dock.
Four of the crew of a barge loaded
with 17,000 barrels of crude oil climb-
ed through portholes to the dock as
flames enveloped the deck.
Eight members of the crew of the
tug William A. Whitney also escaped
to the dock as flames spread over the
tug.
Seriously injured were Captain
John F. Grimm, of St. Joseph, Mich.,
Frank Rink, 54, Detroit, A. Cook, and
Percy Wenman, 44, Sandusky, 0.
oiler.
Others injured included George
Stevenson, 39, of Sault Ste. Marie,
first assistant engineer on the tug
Whitney, who suffered arm and neck
bruises, and Albert Tallman, 40, of
Cheboygan, a fireman abroad the
tug. He also suffered severe burns.
The tanker was berthed at one side
of the slip, while the tug and barge
Darlan Fears
Dakar Attack
LONDON, Sept. 26-(P)-Axis re-
ports that the Allies contemplate at-
tacking Dakar, French West Africa,
were followed today by others that
Admiral Darlan, commander-in-chief
of all Vichy French Armed Forces,
had held a long conference with Gen-
eral Auguste Nogues, governor gen-
eral of Morocco.
The Algiers radio, which announced
their meeting, did not mention where
it occured or what was discussed but
the German radio broadcast simul-
taneously that Lieut. Gen. Luis Orgaz
Yoldi, High Commissioner of Spanish
Morocco, was expected at Rabat with-
in a few days to uuiifer with. Nogues.
Spanish Morocco, adjacent to
French Morocco, faces Gibraltar from
fhn African cnrpm

were wharfed opposite. Just how the
flames started was not determined.
Some witnesses told of seeing a flash
of fire race across the .slip between
,the vessels tied up at opposite sides.
Some of those rescued by the Coast
Guard crews had to be drawn through
portholes to safety.
Flames leaped several hundred feet
into the air and spread to the chan-
nel of the Maumee River. Coast
Guardsmen kept everyone from the
scene except those fighting the flames
and attending the njured,

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