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Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - September 8, 1942, Lowell, Massachusetts NAZI Germans Held Back on Stalingrad Volga Line Despite Wild Efforts WRECK AXIS SHIPS American British Bombers Attack Rommel Supplies Nazi Desert Forces Try to General Seeks to Pull Them Back From Alamein Line By LEOX KAV CAIRO Sept 8 can and British heavy bombers were reported today to have at- tacked heavily Axis shipping in the Mediterranean as Marshal Er- Rommel sought to puli back the remainder of his desert forces from the south end of the mein line A communique reported that American bombers carried out a daylight attack upon the enemy supply line across the ranean in co-operation with heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force The bombers reported a direct hit on a merchant ship and a near miss on a tanker The first phase of the fall battle of the Nile was over Rommel had taken a beating but it was ed that he was preparing to make a stand and any tendency to gloat over his reverses was dis- by British military ers who expected him to try an- other offensive soon as he had staked his reputation on breaking through to Suez The front was quiet after a week during which Rommel had attacked with all his power and it was finally revealed had reached a point only 35 miles from the vital coastal road from El Alamein to andria before met the main weight of the British army and suffered a setback Today's communique said the there was nothing to report on the southern sector yesterday that were active in the central and southern sectors Sunday night and that at least six enemy planes had been destroyed yesterday for an Allied loss of one This indicated the extent to which the lighting had subsided Dispatches however gave the impression that by moans of a rear guard reinforced hy strong tank units Rommel was trying to maintain a bridgehead in the Allied mine fields he had made his first advance eight days ago He had established posts around the peak at the southern end of the front and apparently was trying to keep a line running THE LOWELL SUN County News Today on Pages 8 9 and 10 and o'clock COUNTY Associated News COMPLETE Press Year No 210 Lowell Mass Tuesday September 8 1942 18 Pages 3 Cents JAPS HEAD FOR 3000 Axis Soldiers Killed As Enemy Drive Stalls Massed Red Artillery and Armor Buster Lay Screen of Fire That Besiegers Cannot Penetrate By HENRY SHAPIRO MOSCOW Sept 8 Russians have checked a frontal drive on Stalingrad and the Volga river line killing 3000 Germans dispatches said today Despite the wildest efforts the Germans have not budged southwest of Stalingrad in 96 hours Great new forces of German tanks and 1500 dive bombers and fighter planes had created a perilous situation yesterday but line dispatches today said massed Russian artillery and armor busters had laid a screen of fire that the mans could not penetrate Attack after attack were thrown back with heavy losses Nips Break Through Mountain Pass Allied Troops Have Been Enveloped and Are Falling Back By HAROLD GUARD Ds AUSTRALIA In the area west of grad fierce fighting the noon communique said After being repulsed the Germans threw in new forces supported by tanks and for several hours tried to break through AH attacks were re- pulsed Six disabled tanks and more than 200 Germans remained on the battle field Last Soviet com- which revealed the man frontal assaults had admitted a retreat dispatches retreat to new the support of many planes and dozens of tanks The Soviet high command had I held a mobile force in reserve for just such an attack and they cut I the Germans to pieces In a jond effort the Germans made an i abortive attempt to drive a wedge j through the hinge of the jsian line The noon communique did not mention the sector northwest of Stalingrad but it said there was no material change on sectors indicated however that the others than those mentioned Sept 5 have broken through the forces Owen oil KTC U.S Helped Turnabout in Fire Razes Concord Cows Destroyed 100 Tons of Hay One Horse and Much Farm Equipment Also Lost in Early Morning Fire Special to The Sun estimated at Stanley mountain pass in New Guinea and are advancing down the southern slopes toward Port Moresby the great Allied advance ibase on the south coast less than miles away United Nations of- quarters reported today Allied advance troops holding the narrow mountain gap have been enveloped and are falling back on the main defense lines under thc weight of a persistent enemy at- tack in which it was believed the largest Japanese forces so far en- gaged in New Guinea are ing The most serious threat to date to Port Moresby which is 375 miles from Cape York at thc northeast tip of the Australian continent was combined with the first enemy air attack on Port Moresby since Aug 17 and the shelling of troops in the Milne bay area at the southeast end of New Guinea who had driven Japanese landing parties into the jungle It was indicated that thc bitterest and most important lighting yet seen in Guinea was in prospect as the enemy advanced toward the Allied main defense lines on south side of the Owen Stanley mountains The enemy had moved stealthily inland from their base at Buna and the Gona mission on the north New Guinea coast occupied was caused by a fire early this morning which destroyed a large barn 20 cows one horse 100 tons of hay and a large assortment of farm tools and machinery The barn was the property of Thomas L Eldridge and was located across the road from his home on the Fitchburg turnpike in the Acre corner section of this A passing truckman and gett Teal herdsman on a by farm both discovered the lire at about 5.20 a m and three minutes later an alarm was sounded from box 553 Both Concord and West Con- cord companies responded When firemen arrived the barn was a inferno and it was impossible for the to force entry in an attempt to of the fire the greater part of the One horse that broke loose from i its stall was saved and about 100 i hens also escaped the flames eral and other small i buildings near the blazing barn were saved by firemen who laid 1000 feet of hose from a brook and brought several streams into action Flames from the blazing hay and cattle barn were visible for miles Several electric light poles were damaged and wires were burned but power mans had attacked not so much I in an effort to reach Stalingrad as1 to eliminate Soviet flank attacks from the against German forces fighting on the northwest and southwest sectors the nique dispatches to military newspapers said the Russians had killed Germans and destroyed 19 tanks 13 cannon and 40 machine guns west of Stalingrad The Germans attacked around The sudden dropping of this area from official reports might indicate that the sians had launched a counter- offensive northwest of grad The Germans reported the heaviest kind of fighting and claimed they had knocked out 192 Soviet tanks in re- on northern sector Southwest of Stalingrad Soviet troops were engaged in defensive righting and several enemy at- i fortified points they had set were the noon to protect their flanks but failed the exception of one Soviet continued on Page Japan-Russia Break May Come at Any Moment Now Chungking Hears the Reds Have Found Nippon Suggestions Unacceptable REDS HOLD FOE IN THREE MAJOR AREAS IN SOUTH RUSSIA pany repair crews were on the the Russian armies stiffened their resistance all lines scene before the fire had been 3 extinguished and made three major areas of fighting became evident on the southern repairs The loss is Russian front Circled in map at top they are the region covered by insurance r i- i n i i Fire Chief E Tuttle from Stalingrad where the Reds have stopped fierce the firemen the scene and man thrusts the Mozdok vicinity in the south where the now is conducting an investigation I in an attempt to determine were also held in their latest drives and around east of the Crimea where the Reds have retaken CHUNGKING Sept S ports circulated in foreign circles j today that Japanese Naotake Sato had presented to Prussia which were said however to have been laid before the Russians since the resignation of Shigenori Togo as Japanese foreign minister last week An army spokesman said at a the Soviet government found press conference that China had and that as a result a j no new knowledge of Japanese break into open conflict between troop movements outside of China the two nations was expected at any moment These reports did not ify what suggestions Japan was alleged to have made They but reports reaching other ters in this capital continued to describe a steady flow of Japanese forces into Manchukuo across the border from Siberia Churchill Credits Progress in Middle East Other Stories Back Page LONDON Sept S The United States was largely respon- sible he recent turn lor the better in British military ance in Egypt Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the house of commons today of fortunes in largely be attributed to States President Roosevelt approved my request in March for the loan of American ships to transport 40.000 000 to the East the critical moment we had rounding the a very and well-equipped force LOWELL WAR MOTION RALLY WEDNESDAY 12 m to 1 p in REX GRILLE SHOW Continued on in War Bonds Sold to Date Motion Picture Industry's Drive Roaring Along As the local portion of the billion dollar war bond drive swung into action today at the beginning of its second week in total of had been chased or pledged Yesterday afternoon was purchased and pledged under the auspices of local D A R chapters and Saturday was subscribed at a huge children's day performance Today the police department sponsors the show and it is out to break all records the most varied i on Klevrn THE D L PAGE COMPANY ANNOUNCES That they are ing their temporary ice cream branch at the corner of Moore and Gorham Sis This location is no longer under the management of iho Page Company Many Attend Funeral of Pr Johnson Bishop Heads Large Delegation of Priests at Pinehurst Church Special to The riNEHURST Sept neral of Rev Charles Johnson pastor of St Mary's church place yesterday The body was brought to the church Sunday afternoon and the office of the dead was chanted at 4 o'clock From then on hundreds of people from Billerica and other towns in which he served came to pay their last respects A special mass was held at S Continued 01 Fined After Chelmsford Auto Crash Billerica Motorist Pays Elderly Persons Injured the result of a collision in Acton road Chelmsford Sunday afternoon in which two elderly persons were injured Joseph 70 of Weed Brook road Billerica ed guilty to drunken driving es in district court today and paid a fine police Continued on Throe WIREPHOTO Death Takes Navy Notable Capt E L Bennett Retired Class of 88 at Lowell High Word was received iere of tho death Monday in San Diego Calif of Capt Er- icst L Bennett S N retired former chief of the navy bureau of engineering and at one time commander of the battleship New York Capt Bennett was born nnd was well known to many residents He was tho son of John Cotton Bennett hardware denier with U S and Britain Warn Hitler Full Scale Allied Offensive Soon Sec Second Front Page By THE UNITED PRESS America and Britain today put Adolf Hitler on warning that a full scale Allied offensive will hit Europe at a moment of the United Nations own choosing In parallel statements Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the White House confidence in the Allied war potential and indicated plainly the day of offensive action is at hand Churchill was careful to give no hint of where and when the Allied might will strike preferring he said to let Hitler worry about that question The White House attitude was the same Churchill and the White House spoke at a moment when reports from the war fronts around the world had assumed a comparatively optimistic trend in contrast with the dark succession of setbacks which had formed a backdrop for so many of the prime minister's addresses But Churchill emphasized that a time of hard lighting lies ahead and his statement was echoed hy the White House Both however left no doubt that a second front in Europe is coming and that the to open that front have boon agreed upon by Britain and I America Churchill expressed confidence in the imperial position in Egypt whore he said the defenses now are in shape to hold for months ahead and that further developments may be awaited with good heart THE GREATER GLORY Lieut John J Powers Ranked Among U S Heroes See Picture Back Page WASHINGTON Sept S INS Missing in John J Powers navy pilot of New York today is ranked among America's outstanding war heroes The heroic flyer was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor nation's highest military dec- President Roosevelt for the part he played in the great Coral Sea battle in the Pacific j early in May During the first two days of the battle Powers flying a dive bomber sank a and aji aircraft rier and damaged another gunboat an aircraft tender and a large transport On the next day he dove so low over an enemy aircraft carrier that his plane was destroyed hy the explosion of his own bomb as it hit its target Mr Roosevelt told of Power's exploit on that third day in his Cont Kleven Four Lowell Priests Involved in Series of Oblate Appointments on Throe Rommel Lost More Than of His 270 Tanks Last Week Willkie See Willkie Story on Back Egypt Now in ordinary language ANKARA Sept 7 UP in a hell of a hole Field Marshal i there and I saw the tanks win Rommel lost more than had been destroyed I was Lowell priests were included in a list of new announced this ing by the Very Rev James T McDermott O M I provincial of the First American Province Ob- lates of Mary Immaculate The Lowell priests involved Kev John J Handley O M I- formerly of Duck to the Oblate mission House Gary Ind Rev as F Wood O M I formerly of Toledo O to the Oblate Mission House Clinton la Brendan J Hunt O M I newly ordained to the Oblate House of Philosophy burgh N Y- Rev Harold W Fraser O M newly to post-graduate work at Catholic university ington D C It was also announced that the names of four Oblate fathers have been submitted for chaplaincies with the armed forces Their t on Kleven BIGGEST Is a black Persian cat weighing 17 pounds and winner of a ton of cat food in Stock Market of his 270 first line tanks in last week's fighting on tho Alamein line Wendell L Willkie said day on his arrival from Egypt He made it plain that in his opinion which he formed in course of a tour of the battle front in company with the higher British officers ing Lt Gen Genard L gomery of the British eighth army that Rommel had suffered a serious and big scale defeat extent of the United tions victory has not yet been re- said Axis calls it a of lhc turn of thc sance in force It there are many more such reconnaissances there on the battle two days ago Rommel was repulsed Thc sons for the repulse Gen Montgomery proved self a superb fighting field general Air Force ana American army air force planes gave superb support to the ground forces of America and the rest of the United Nations made itself felt I talked to the soldiers at the front Their morale high They knew the extent of their victory Smallest Local School Enrollment in Years Fewer Than Pupils Expected to Begin New Year Tomorrow Sharp Drop at High School LOWELL Fewer than smallest number in expected to be present at public school openings NEW YORK Sept 8 Small be any Germany left fractions were chipped off leading about 10 per cent stocks in today's early market i transactions Lower at a quiet opening were of his first line tanks 100 out of 270 He was out to take think this battle is a visible row according to an r estimate made today by school officials At the high school where the enrollment pyramided for years until it approached the 4000 mark it is believed that fewer than 3000 students will i TODAY'S SUN INDEX falling birth rate crease being felt with the de- in the upper Continued on Ten Amusements Radio Rocky Anaconda U S Rubber Santa THE WEATHER Distillers Now York Occasional Light Rains mountain news Central J T Case and Today Tonight be on hand at the ringing of i class hells i Public school attendance Denver contest i Northern S and Cooler hem managed to edge forward i Comics ifi Deaths Silt 12 IS 6 in the city began to drop j Pr arson years ago because of several and 17 7 Mrs Roosevelt i varied reasons chief of which tnr Runyon Al Williams j cording to school officials was a TONIGHT WBZ 7.45 FOR GOVERNOR PUTNAM Democratic Candidate hy for
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