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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 2, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Details on Pace Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 SUBS SINK 7 JAPANESE SHIPS RENT EFFECTIVE IN COUNTY Toledo Director Announces Adrian Office Will Be Opened Next Week 4 COUNTIES IN DISTRICT Beginning all residen tial rents In the AdrianToledo Monroe defense area composed of Lenawee and Monroe counties in Michigan and Lucas and Wood counties in must be frozen at the March James Boland of area rentdirect announced Tenants are to pay no more rent than they were paying March 1 in this county under the land lords can not accept more rent than the amount fixed on that An area rent control office will be established in Adrian to serve Lenawee county Novem ber Boland The Lenawee office will be responsible to the regional rent office in Cleve A location for the Adrian office hasnt yet been 2 Types of Regulations Because of the peculiar problems involved in each type of living ac two separate maxi mum rent regulations have been one covering ordinary hous ing accommodations like houses and apartments and another cov ering hotels and rooming As rent control starts the Office of Price Administration is preparing to place the entire na tion under defense rental regula On October President Roosevelt issued a directive desig nating the whole territorial United not then so as a defense rental As of that date the OPA had already designated 396 defense rental areas of which this area was On October Price Admin istrator Leon Henderson followed up the Presidents desig nating the remainder of 45 not then as defense rental In this rents set back Provisions for Maximums Provisions in the federal rent regulations provide for the setting of legal maximum rents by the landlord when the accommodations have been newly where they have been substantially changed by major capital improve and where they were unoc cupied on the maximum rent Regulations are set up for these For tenants in the defense rental one overall guiding prin ciple is set forth by the regulations Tenants after November shall pay no more than the rent which the same accommodations were bringing on March The only major exception to this comes when the accommodations have been substantially changed by a major capital improvement Ordi nary maintenance and repair are not considered major capital im Failure to comply with the reg istration of rental the beginning date of which will be announced may subject the willful violators to a one years imprisonment or provided under the Emergency Price Control Act A great many questions will arise in the minds of both land lords and Bolan To both landlords and tenants we say Do not come to the rent office for oral If anyone has a he should write it out and mail it into the Adrian rent office once it is This office will answer the questions in writing then there will be no mis TURKEY WARNED Nov 2 With bitter battles swirling to the north and south of neutral Turkey had before her today sober warning that she stood in danger of being President Ismet Inonu uttered the warning yesterday in the an nual presidential address at the opening of parliaments winter ses No names were mentioned but the President declared that Tur key is closer to war today than at any time since the present world conflict The he must give serious consideration to the problems ahead should Turkey be the subject of OPEN NEW BRIDGE MEXICO 2 last link in a complete overland route between Alaska and Central of value principally for urgent war has been forged with the opening of a new halfmile bridge over the Suchiate river between Mexico and Guate Completion of the span joined the railway systems of Guatemala and which now have continu ous highway connections with Alaska by virtue of the recent com pletion of the new road Unking that for northern territory with the United CHECK NEW GERMAN DRIVE rTJjyAPSE v i Tt AC A new major German offensive arrow with tanks in the Nal chik area aimed broken arrow at Ordzhonikidze and the Georgian military highway through the Caucasus was reported checked by the Moscow also said the Nazi offensives above Tuapse on the Black Sea and at Stalingrad were being A previous German drive at Mozdok east of the Nalchik area was reported worn out by Russian hum Cumrty PATRIOTIC LEAGUE Earliest reports from Patriotic League workers out in the county are highly league offi cials chairman of Cambridge town s h i reported this morning that in the area covered by one of her every member in each of 21 families has sub scribed to the From George city chair man in that said that every business establishment there ias subscribed to the Word has also been received at the league office that the employees of the Girls Training 100 per cent in their membership subscript vThe total amount of pledges from the last named organi zation is Iii of the residential canvas ses which are now in full swing throughout the league offi cials today asked that those who have already contributed through an industrial plant or a business es tablishment place the League sticker in a front window so that workers will not Solicitations of industrial work ers by the corps of Vickys will be concluded James Gerity chairman of that announced Gerity also said that in view of the intensity of the drive now and in the interest of releasing only exact the total amount of membership sub scriptions and cash contributions from this phase of the campaign will not be announced until the end of the Gerity expressed his appre ciation to all of those who are par ticipating in the industrial Gerity said that such coop eration will do much to make this drive the success which it deserves to Stores Wont Open Until 10 Wednesday Adrian merchants will attend a meeting at oclock Wednesday morning at the Croswell theater to listen to an address by Reardon district war bond sales With merchants at tending the morning stores in the business district won1 open Wednesday morning until 1C The meeting of merchants has been arranged at Peirsols re quest He will outline the part merchants and employees can play in the sale of war bonds anc Most Adrian stores have been cooperating in the bond and stamp sale for the last few 1EEH AGE COMBAT Youths Into Battle er teenage soldiers shall be sen into combat without a year of train ing and whether women enlisted in the navy and coast guard reserves shall be permitted to serve overseas are among issues facing Congress when it resumes regular business next Both Senate and House have de creed that 18 and 19yearold youths may be inducted into the armed but have disagreed over the question of giving them a stipulated period of training before putting them under The House skirted the trainini issue by not even voting on it di only to havethe controver sial subject tossed right back in its lap by the Senate on a close decided no feenage inductee should be assigned to combat duty until he had at least 12 months o Representative Thomason D acting chairman of the House military has announced he would seek unanimous consen next Monday for the appointmen of House conferees to meet with Senate group to work out a com promise Turn to Page 9 LEFT FW TROOPS iairo Reports Trapped Men Number Several Thou Mostly Germans to Suspend Any Law Found Interfering With AHOut Production CRETE BASE IS BOMBED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS concentration of Axis forces on Rommels left flank was pocketed in a bold week end night thrust by Australian troops who smashed across coastal sand dunes with bayonets flashing and up until last night the enemy had made no real move to break although one appeared immi Cairo reports to London news papers said the trapped Axis troops numbered several most of them The Axis force was caught Fri day night by the desertwise Aus iralians who crossed the railroad running near the coast in the face of considerable enemy The Aussies wiped out Axis nests and took prisoners as they surged often relying on the bay onet to overcome The enemy concentration was not wholly but an iron ring was forged around it with suf ficient completeness to make its position United States and British air men meanwhile got in heavy new blows against Axis communica Pound Axis Base American headquarters announc ed a destructive raid upon the Axis air base at in by heavy bombers and the RAF re ported that two enemy merchant the first to dare the North African passage since three vessels were sunk last were blown to pieces yesterday by Brit ish torpedo A communique from American headquarters said fires and explo sions were observed in the target area at from which air suppprthas been gojLngto American fighter pilots escort ing Allied broke up a formation of Nazi Messer schmitts in a dogfight over the Egyptian battle this an nouncement The British torpedo planes sank the two merchantmen yesterday out of a convoy trying to cross the Mediterranean with an escort oi destroyers and patrol They first were spotted at dusk Saturday and the initial striking force arrived just after midnigh to sink one The other was sent to the bottom at On the dessert battle Rom mels main armor vyas west of the position encircled by the Austra In other parts of the dessert also were great British armored for mations ready to deal their own Enemy Thrusts Smashed The encircling maneuver was disclosed in a British communique which said that up to last night the British forces were holding their positions and had smashed all en emy efforts to break The area in which the Axis forc es were pocketed was said to lie between the coastal railway anc the sector only a few miles Turn to Page 9 WOULD BE FOR DURATION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dent Roosevelt asked Congress to day to give him sweeping wartime power to suspend any parti cularly found interfering vith the free movement of per property and information in to and out of the United Asserting that speed and volume of war output have become more ever before in our history the primary conditions of Roosevelt said in a special message To achieve an all out war pro duction we must implement and supplement the steps already aken by the Congress and the President to eliminate those peace time restrictions which limit our ablity to make the fullest and quickest use of the worlds resour The President asked that he be empowered for the duration of the war to suspend the operation of all or any such in such a a way as to meet new and perhaps unforseen problems as they may and on such terms as will enable the Chief Executive and overnment agences to work out in detail parallel action in other Government Xoosevelt had already re moved many administrative re strictions on the movement of war information and jut there remained many legis lative obstacles to that movement which impede and delay our war production In 2 Categories The Chief Executive said these obstacles fell into two he directly affected Turn to Page 9 Uneventful Election Campaign Ends In Lena wee County Today A quiet and almost uneventful general election campaign ends in Lenawee county a campaign in which county voters have been much more concerned with the war effort than with Michigans next State election forecasters predict that the Michigan vote will be about twothirds of what it was for the presidential election two years If that prediction holds true about ballots will be cast hi Lenawee Two years ago ballots were cast Lenawee for the Re publican presidential and for Roosevelt Active vote getting effort for tomorrows election has been held to anabsolute minimum in the It wasnt so many years ago that both parties arranged al most nightly rallies and meetings for a month or so before Speakers were sent to all of the countys principal towns and on occasion rallies were arranged In rural communities such as Cadmus and Lime Party workers and votersas well have been too busy this for such intensive The Republican party held one big meeting in a dinner at the Masonic Temple at which Judge Homer Republican can didate for the was the principal The Democrats also held one big a noon luncheon for Governor oner and other Democratic candi dates at the Lenawee The overnor and his party stopped in Adrian for only two or three hours during a swing through the south ern part of the Those two meetings have been the extent of the political battle of words in the Campaign literature sent hrough the mails also has been less than For the most part the task of Election News As The Telegram will have reporters in each Lenawee county polling place to tele phone to the newspapers office the results of Tuesdays The results of the election in the state and nation will be re ceived over the Associated Press leased An election extra will be pub lished about oclock Tues day evening and distributed by news boys throughout the giving the results up to that Bulletins will be posted in The Telegram office win dows from time to Because The Telegrams tele phone circuits will be hi use receiving election and the staff will be busy tabu lating The Telegram is asking its readers to refrain from telephoning inquiries for election creating election interest has fallen on the candidates for governor and the Van Wagone and Harry Kelly both have toured the state as have Senator Prentiss Brown and his rival Judge Kelly and Brown didnt get to The polls open tomorrow morn ing at 7 oclock and they will re main open until 6 in the evening In Adrian voters will cast thei ballots at the same precinct booth as at the primary Thi voting places follow New McKinley school 236 Finch St Steph ens school Third Wash ington school Fourth precind Washington school Fifth precind Cooper Motor Company Sixth pre Lincoln school Seventh pre cinct basement city hall Eight engine house Ninth pre junior high school Tenth Old McKinley on Eas Maumee Street Eleventh precind Jefferson school Twelfth precind South Side Lenawee county Republicans wil hear the election returns at th Masonic Temple according to ar rangements now being It is expected that listeners will begin about 8 Repre sentative Earl C Michener who seeking reelection to Congress against Redmond Burr of Ann will spend the evening a the Temple and will receive his v MacArthurs Bombers Hit 7 More An Additional 7 Damaged Off Guadalcanal ANOTHER PLANE CARRIER LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS inking of seven enemy ships and he damaging of three in luding a converted aircraft car rier set by American submar nes during recent operations since October14 in the Pacific were announced today by the The text of the communique1 Far submarines have re lorted the folowing results op erations against the enemy in Far Eastern waters Two large tankers One large passenger cargo hip Two mediumsized cargo hips Two small cargo ships One converted carrier dam aged and set on One destroyer One mediumsized tanker These actions have not been an nounced in any previous navy de partment The last previous navy report on ubmarine action against the Japa nese in the communique number 151 on October reported the sinking of five Japanese ncluding a heavy plus one probably sunk and two By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With Republicans predicting sub stantial gains and Democrats con ceding them Americas adult millions will pause briefly in their drive to win the war to vote to morrow in the offyear elections which determine the makeup o the 78th Congress and state admin In the first wartime election since when the Republicans gained control from a Democratic congress under Woodrow Wilson and held it for 12 upwards of compared with former expected to choose from more than candi 33 432 House mem 32 and a host of other state Main held Sept 14 going Republican as Sharp reductions in registrations indicated a light vote despite ap peals from party including President that citizens go to the polls to demonstrate thai one of the nations most cherishet free be preserved in and Democ racy kept In an attack on Washington Frank as sistant chairman of the Republican national declared in a radio speech last night that a Re publican victory would mean that we are going to prosecute the war with more more deter more and win de Senator Thomas DUtah re called in a statement that Wood row Wilson lost his program for the peace with the election of a Re publican and charged iha a powerful and insidious movemen was trying to wipe out the socia gains which he said had been mad by the New Investigators Posted It was announced meanwhile tha the Senate Campaign expenditure committee had posted investigator in New Massa New Hampshire am Rhode and intended to senc agents to Iowa and The Republicans claimed they would pick up at least seven nev Senate them now hel by Democrats and the seventh by the veteran Norris o They save only 29 now so even if their predictions come true they still would have only 36 or 12 short of a Democratic spokesmen concede nothing in the Senate They said they expected to retain the present strength of Republi cans said their gains would come in at least seven of the following states Wyom South New Jer Rhode Island and With 53 turnovers needed to give them House majority o the House is be lievedvthey pick up at leas Turn to 11 States naval forces today appeared to have the run of the waters around Guadalcanal is and as a result of the devastating battle of 26 in which the Jap anese now are reported officially o have suffered damage to seven big In what the navy described as the first detailed report of the naval air battle east of the Stewart Islands one week the enemy also was reported to have lost be tween 100 and 150 Japanese warships listed as damaged included two aircraft two battleships and three This added one battle ship and two heavy cruisers to the score previously Announced United States losses n the engagement were one car as yet and the destroyer with other ships reporting lesser As the battered Japanese armada retired from the American warships swept into area from which enemy vessels had bombard ed the defenders of Guadalcanal and let go with a two hour can nonading of Japanese positions on Several buildings and boats and some artillery were de stroyed by the which oc Throw Germans Back at Stalingrad By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2 The Red army fought fiercely throughout the night to defend approaches o Its vltalmllitaryhighway the Caucasus mountainsafter arii treat in the Nalchik area yester but the midday communique reported that the Germans had been thrown back in various parts of Of the critical situation in the Nalchik the communique said only that our troops fought heavy defensive Four enemy twelve troop trucks and five guns were reported smash ed by Soviet artillery It was in the Nalchik area that the main German strength seemed to be gathering in the shadow of the towering Caucasus mountain The action in Stalingrad apparently had dwindled to small engagements in scattered During the night the Russians moved aggressively against Ger man positions in the scarred and blackened city and reported that they had captured several buildings from the One Soviet iuards unit was credited with kill ing 250 Germans and the citys de fenders were described as display ing immense courage and inven Northwest of the Russian scouts broke into the German lines and killed about a company of Ger man the midday com munique Six three one gun and five machine guns were it was Kill 300 Germans More than 300 Germans were re ported killed in the fighting north east of Black Sea naval but the trend of the fighting there was not Red army troops advanced in both the northern and southern sectors of Stalingrads the midnight communique anc northwest of the city they consoli dated their positions before the de clining power of the German as sault Turn to Page 9 curred last Solomon Is lands At the same time seven Grum man Wildcats paid another call on the enemy base at Rekata northwest of shooting down three Zero float planes and two biplanes and sending a fuel dump up in Dive v bombers attacked enemy destroyers in the vicinity of the el 30 miles northwest of Thurs day night morn ing bomber failedrto Asthe Jthe 26battle beganto take1 it appeared that fliers had dealt the enemy a severe pounding A detailed report reached Ad miral Ernest commander inchief of the fleet and chief of naval only yesterday from Vice Admiral William who recently took over command of that In this the navy announc ed last the following damage to the enemy was detailed Turn to Page 9 Join Search For Rickenbacker 2 the hope that Captain Eddie Rick enbacker may yet be found alive army planes en route to the South Pacific battle zones have jolnec the search for the World War ace and his crew of seven The War Department disclosed yesterday that fliers bound for Solomons and other fighting fronts in the Pacific have directec to fan out over as much area as possible south of Honolulu in searching for Rickenbacker and his Department officials pointedou that fliers have been rescued from rubber rafts after floating in the Pacific for more than a month Secretary of War Stimson four days ago he still had hopes that Rickenbacker would be res adding that the flying ace of 191718 was an exception to the a confidential ad viser to was en route to the Southwest Pacific on a survey trip when he last reported 12 days ago that he had sufficient gasoline for only one hours By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS striking twice to unload 33 tons of rombs hi their fourth consecutive redawn attack on naval concentrations in the BuinFaisi area of the Solomon allied airmen fighting under General Douglas MacArthur believed they sank or seriously damaged seven enemy vessels In continued support of the Sol omons a headquarters communique said two heavy coordinated night attacks were executed by strong formations of our heavy and medium units against enemy shipping in the BuinFaisi The attacks were delivered 5rom low altitude in the face of ntense antiaircraft Thirtythree tons of bombs were observation of the re sults was but seven ves sels were believed to have been sunk or seriously One of our planes failed to A war correspondent of the Mel bourne Herald said the seven ves sels Included warships and mer He pointed put that the 33 of explosives dropped hi the raid represented the heaviest an nounced weight of bombs unload ed by planes under General Mac Arthurs command since their to tensive attacks in the Solomons area Results of the previous raids on the area 300350 miles northwest of as announced in pre vious communiques were hit on one ves sel and four others were straddled by None of the vessels was of heavy bomb HES DEAL M 2 that theyve thought It over the family of Naval Chaplain Lieutenant Howell Forgy com mented today that the use of the phrase Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition sounds just like ers on a or battleship and heavy placed mother of the 34yearold former Muskingum Ohio college football admit ted its a litle confusing to Jfinc Howell on the front pages all of a sudden but now that I think of ii that phrase is just like isnt it Ruth she asked his younger Ruth nodded and Hes so witty and full of she ex News reports from the Pacific battlefield area attributed to the naval chaplain the famous fighting phrase which came out ofthe hell of Pearl Harbor and became Amer icas popular battlecry and na tion wide song sit Howeverf some sources suggested that the phrase used in civil war was originally But despite the popularity of the song the chaplains said they had not heard the melody un til after receiving the news that their son had used the The phrase originally had been attributed Chaplain William Maguire but in an interview in New York yesterday he denied hav ing coined the At Wash ington there was no official com ment from the army or navy on the After the 200 pound For gy graduated from theological sem inary in 1937 he served as pastor of the Presbyterian church in Fort Then Forgy went to and founded a new Presbyterian He joined the navy after resigning his Kentucky His the former Alma Louise of present ed him with a three weeks ago but because of his over seas assignment Forgy has not seen the other bombs very close to a light cruiser and an airplane probably causing extensive dam A second wave of medium hit a heavy cruiser or battleship with a 500 ton The third also heavy hit and set ablaze an unidentified vessel and scored two possible hits on a bombers scored direct hits on a heavy which blew up a light cruiser was severely damaged a direct hit was scored on a merchantman and other vessels were believed dam aged by near No total was given for the ex plosives dropped in the first of the four predawn but in the second night the weight was 27 tons and the third night 18 interrupting the al long period of virtually un contested mastery of the air over New 20 Zero fighters yes terday challenged a strong forma tion of A20 Douglas Havocs en route to Lae with an escort of Curtiss In a running fight which started near Lae and continued to a point south of the gap over the Stanley mountain allied airmen downed three Zeros for the loss of one Turn to Page 8 SHIPS SUNK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eight cargo carriers four two one Nor wegian and one week were announced sunk by the enemy in the western Seven were attacked off South Americas northern coast the big gest score achieved by Uboats in that area over a sevenday period in more than two The oth er was attacked off the United At least 49 seamen died in the which raised to 510 the Associated Press count of an nounced united and neutral na AUCTIONS Auction 1 mile east of Blisstield on Llnehan See on Market Public Auction southwest of Fred See on Market Auction 2 miles north of Dev ils Victor See on Market tions merchant ship losses hi west ern Atlantic enemy action since Pearl Four men were re ported Gas Books Will Be Given Out On and 14 2 Public registration for gasoline ra tioning outside of the east was postponed Saturday until 13 and Officials of the Office of Price disclosing said rationing would begin on a nation wide as on The original registration dates were and On the new dates all car owners outside of the where gasoline rationing is already hi will go to school houses to file applications and get their A ration Persons who feel entitled to additional gasoline will then apply to local ra tion boards for supplemental allot   

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