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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain NOVEMBER 1942 Weather Details on Page Two PRICE 3 MO VUG FAST IN AFRICA PURSUE 6 Entire Italian Per haps Re ported Captured ALL EQUIPMENT IS SEIZED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS troop pursued Rommels retreating Axi forces into Libya yesterday an enemy troops which had been holding out near Matruh have British headquarters announced Allied air squadrons continued 1o bomb the line o the enemy shooting up fleeing columns of trucks whicl were left without aerial protection a communique Fighterbombers were said t have shot up 50 enemy trucks in one raid The communique did not giv the number of captives taken yes merely reporting tha many more prisoners had been col but earlier British report said that six enlire Italian divis been along with com plele This would indicate it was said that Rommels strength had been cut down to some 4 Aircraft Lost Despite the scope of Allied aeria operations only four aircraft wer reported lost Saturday and Satur day By contrast Axis air losses were put at at least 12 Editors note Frank Mar a native of and war correspondent of the Associated saw from the front lines the defeat of Field Marshal Rommels vaunted Axis The means and the method of the British victory are explained in the following By FRANK i MAItTIN The six Italiandivisions rep6iTe3 captured in the southern reaches of the El Alamein line after being abandoned by their German com radesinarms were identified as the Bres Folgore and Trieste Also in British these sources were 500 of Rommels antitank 300 field guns and 100 antiaircraft Four main factors contributed to the defeat of the Axis better weapons and more of a larger a determined com mander with an efficient staff and complete air It was obvious to all on the scene that the British would be able to smash through the enemy defenses after the second day of fighting when commander of the eighth brought out into the open his great armored striking There was only one thing to be If Rommel observed the great weight being thrown against him he might withdraw the major ity of his force and frustrate the British commanders plan de stroy it Turn to Page 3 Push Lines Slowly But Stead ily Eastward 9 American Iroops on Guadalcanal appeared today to be pushing their lines slowly but steadily eastward without encountering major Jap anese while aerial and torpedoboat attacks took fresh toll of the enemy fleet in the Solo The latest navy disclosed that motor tor pedo boats probably sank one of two destroyers they attacked just north of the American positions on Guadalcanal Saturday and an aerial attack that afternoon on an enemy formation consisting of a light cruiser and ten destroy ers resulted in the possible sinking of the cruiser and heavy damage to one The Japanese lost 12 of the planes which attempted to inter cept the the American fly ers shooting down five Zero float planes and sevenfloattype bi but losing four of their The only action reported a shore was an advance by the army and marine corps troops to the Meta pono four miles east of Kill the vicinity in which the Japanese landed reinforcements several days This advance may have isolated a body of enemy troops on Koli but naval officers were mi certain of this and the communique said only that the advancing Amer icans had made no contact with the enemy main body in this SECOND FRONT FORCES LAND IN NORTH AFRICA TOULON t CORSICA RABAT CASABLANCA CRETE SAFI ALGERIA VICHY V fTOBRUI I I JL Americans Swarm Into French Bases Inflict Heavy Losses On Vichy Navy Seize Safi Oran Surrounded LIBYA Shipborne troops of the Army have landed in Vichy North Africa and have established bridge heads solid black along the accord ing to reports from The landing operations were aimed at both sides of Casablanca in and Oran and Algiers in Algeria on tho If the invasion would provide a jumping off spot for an Allied invasion of southern Europe dotted It could also pro vide bases for a pincers movement against Axis forc es in Libya dotted where they are retreat ing between Matruh and the EgyptianLibyan bor der pursued by the British solid black The Italian port of Genoa 1 was bombed by the British in the heaviest raid of the Vichy reported a naval battle was raging off but most of the French fleet was reported awaiting orders at Toulon JENAGE DRAFT BILL IAKENUPBY Veto By President Expected If Training Amendment Stays In Bill Back from an unofficial election the House today approach ed a showdown on the hotlycon roversial Senate amendment in precombat training for 18 and 19 year old The House passed the measure early last month free from limita but the Senate voted in the 12 month training requirement over the vigorous objection of top ranking military Sources close 10 the Administra ion reported the bill probably would be vetoed by President Roosevelt if it reaches his desk with the training Again voicing the opposition of he Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson n a radio talk last night that if he amendment is adopted the army will be the and the cost in lives in The test will come today in ending the bill lo a joint confer ence committee to iron out House and Senate Ran in said he would move o instruct the House conferees to accept the Senate House Minority Leader Martin declared on that he was opposed to ying the hands of the conference Selective Service headquarters eported that the delay arising rom the controversy would result n induction of married men who otherwise would not lave been called into service until next The Lenawee Patriotic League var chest total was today as reports from the city of Hudson Jidicated that has been col ected there so Most of this mount was contributed by the owns business and professional groups and totaled The in ustrial workers of the community ave while the result of the esidential canvass was The ludson schools added 5114 to the In announcing these George chairman of the ity of said that solicit a on is still under way and that the gures are only up to DRAFT GROUP LEAVES FOR DETROIT TONIGHT Headed for possible induction Jn o the Army after final physical the first November iroup of Lenawee county regis rants will leave Adrian lor De troit The men are to meet in the armory on West Maii mee Street at oclock at which ime roll call will be taken and the inal instructions The roup will reassemble later at the Vabash railroad station from which they will take the train for Detroit at Another group of draftees accepted by the irmy two weeks ago left this morning for Fort Custer and ac ve Army Rent Registration Begins Tuesday County Office To Open In Adrian A branch office for rent control activity in Lenawee county will be opened here Tuesday in the Ma sonic Temple building according to James Bolan of area rent The Toledo rent control offices for the area are lo cated at SOS Superior Street in the Gardner At the same lime registra tion in the including proprietors of rooming boarding single and double must file rent regis tration certificates with the March 1 ceiling rentals by December Registration forms now are avail able in the county in the mayors office at the city and the post in Bliss Onsted snd The Toledo area is composed of Lenawee and Monroe counties in Michigan and Wood and Lucas county in Boland urged Lenawee county landlords not to wait until the last minute to complete their reg istration Careful sludy of the forms is and the blanks must be filled out completely and The registration statements for houses and apartments are made out in for hotels and rooming in All copies of both types of statements must be mailed to the area rent For a the proprietors copy will be mailed back to him af ter it has been checked by the rent For a house or apart the landloard will receive his copy and the tenants copy will be mailed lo the after the Copies of all registrations will be filed for record in the rent when the tenant receives his copy of landlords registra any of the facts contained in he has 15 days to state his disa greement on the reverse side of the and mail it to the rent he is satisfied with the landlords he merely keeps the copy for refer The landlord is required to keep his copy after it is returned to him by the rent and show it to each new The new ten ant must sign the reverse side of the landlords copy as evidence that he has seen When is a change in the landlord must report the fact to the rent office within five There are special forms for such GIBRALTAR ATTACKED Vichy radio reported that Italian planes attacked Gibraltar A British and American air squadron was reported active over the Gibraltar but the Vichy station gave no information of the results of the aerial Rex DuPark Will Speak at Court House Boulder Veterans of the World War and the patriotic organizations to which they belong have arranged another Armistice Day parade in Adrian Wednesday in observance of the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Those participating will meet at the armory at oclock Wed nesday The parade will leave the armory at oclock with John Benner as the offic er of the The parade will move from the armory east on Maumee Street to Broad north on Broad Street to Butler west on Butler Street to Main Street and then South to the American Legion boulder at the ourt Short services will be leld at the From the Doulder the parade will return to the armory and be Rex DuPark of Clark Second District American Legion will be the princi pal speaker at the The order of the line of march or the parade has been announced is follows Adrian high school Michigan State Gold Star American Legion drum William Stark post of the American AnnisFint Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars SpanishAmerican War Disabled National Asso ciation of service men of the present war who are home on Patriot League Red Boy Si ena Heights Adrian pub ic school auxiliary fire Forty and Eight box car and Tells Germans He Wont Flee If Things Get Difficult 9 promised the German people last night that he would strike back at the American forces in North Africa and assured them that he would never flee Germany if the situation became The German speaking to his oldest Nazi party associates in Munich on the anniversary of the 1923 Munich brushed aside the smashing of his army in Egypt by the British as an advance of a few kilometers and declared that those who deal out the last blow will win the war and the Germans will do Hitler referred only fleetingly to the landings in Algeria and asserting that the last and decisive word will not be spoken by We will prepare all our counter blows thoroughly as always and they will come in due he Hitler referred to the outcome of the war again and emphasiz ed that he had no doubt of final victory and reminded his people that in the course of the war ab solute faith is necessary in order not to He turned gloomily to the out come of the first Warld War and the flight of the Kaiser1 to the Netherlands and promised the Ger mans there would be no repeti tion of the 1918 Kaiser was a man who did nothave the strength to see things I Hitler In Germany hasa man who simply does not know the word to SOMEWHERE In New 9 United States troops today are menacing the BunaGona Japanese beach head on the northeast New Guinea thanks to a bold mass move ment of troops by air from Aus the greatest military trans fer of infantrymen by plane in the nations an operation which found soldiers from Mich igan in the Unhindered by Japanese opposi the great sky odyssey was flown 600 miles across the Coral Sea from Australia in Troop carriers swiftly reinforced the sky troopers by sea in a ferry shuttle Immediately upon the Yanks plunged into the task of working their way by devious means across mountains and northwestward along the coast through one of the worlds most difficult the The planes engines were still ticking as the first infantrymen and officers climbed First ashore was Edward Radle of Then surface ships pulled into the harbor just before dusk with baltleclad soldiers lining the They marched from the ships to trucks in a misty Shirley of Grand Rapids and DeBoef of were among the first offi cers down the of the anxious to do a little fighting and use their guns on real not dum Ive got 50 rounds of tommy gun ammunition in here and Im rarin to get my said John Mc of Officers who traveled with the men said they felt sorry for the Japanese because their boys really were bloodthirsty and werent going to stop for Americans Bomb Locomotive Works at Lille 9 Flying Fortresses dealt another hard blow to Germanys war ma chine in occupied France yester one formation bombed the important locomotive works at Lille and another scattering its bombs over the German airdrome at The bombers again shot their way through swams of German fighters with the help of an Allied fighter screen and destroyed a number of the a joint com munique of the British air min istry and air force head quarters One fortress and six of the Allied fighters failed to The Americans went into action a few hours after RAF bombers had returned from a Saturday night visit to where tons of including some of the blockpulverizing were dropped on the city and It was the heaviest raid of the war on the air ministry and the second in two Returning pilots said fires were started over a wide area and the Italian radio acknowledged that damage was Four bombers were The Flying Fortresses were cred ited with good results in the raid on the communique stating that hits were scored on the loco moiiveworks itself and on adjacent marshalling Cloud forma tions made it difficult to observe the results af German fighters dogged the big bombers and their escort over both targets and followed them back part way across the Four squadrons of Canadian fighters were in the fortresses were busy plastering the German submarine base at DNB reported today that single British aircraft carried out attacks in the vicinity of the Frisian Islands off the coast of Germany and the Netherlands last night and said some of the planes were shot AUCTIONS Auction sale east Unenan Auct See on Market Auction of Peters See BULLETINS 9 House refused to go on record to day in favor of a Senate proposal that teenage drafted soldiers be given one year of training before being sent into combat It voted down a motion by Re presentative Rankin DMiss to instruct House conferees to accept a compulsory training amendment written by the Senate into House legislation lowering the draft age from 20 to 18 9 Supreme Court held constitutional today legislation imposing a 49 centperbushel penalty on wheat produced and sold in excess of agricultural adjustment administra tion German Infantry Battalion Reported Wiped Out By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 9 German stalled their drive toward the Georgian military highway over the Caucasian at tempted to resume their march near Nalchik but Rus sian tank crews smashed up every the Soviet midday com munique said A battalion of German infantry was wiped out in three days of fighting in one sector of the Nal chik the communique andearlier it had been reported that Nazi soldiers had paid with their lives in this Caucasian now gripped by wintry The fighting in the Stalingrad area was on a small scale and northwest of the city the action was confined largely to artillery it was The Ger mans made smallscale attacks in the city but the communique reported these were beaten off and about 200 German infantrymen In the region of the Russians a Soviet air unit made a surprise raid on an enemy airdrome and destroyed 20 German In five days on this 670 Germans were killed by snip the communique An earlier communique reported the Red army was perfecting its fortified positions in and around the city of Stalingrad and inflict ing heavy losses whenever the Ger mans The Germans also lost heavily in the region north east of Soviet Black Sea naval it was Turn to Page 7 AFRICAN DRIVE IS JAPS ASSERT 9 Japanese radio declared Dwight Eisenhowers appeal asking the Frencn of North Africa to help the invading allies as a most ungentlemanly The Office of War Information reported the broadcast from as heard by Federal Communica tions Commission Ear the Tokyo radio termed the landing of American forces in Afri ca Africa At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Algiers capitulates forces close by sea and air upon other bases in French North anc West Africa to block out Hitler Scant opposition is noted at mosl landing Vichy severs relations with French radio says Dattleship Jean Bart and four French submarines hit by Allied divebombers and two Allied de stroyers sunk Morocco garrisons are reported De Gaulle calls upon troops and olonists to join Americans Henri Honore Giraud is reported o have urged them in an Algerian jroadcast not to oppoil tuhity of Rome radio commentator says the horizon is black for we must expect attacks from any Hitler tacitly concedes Allied butsays he will strike back Vichy Rejects Explanation Of Move And Severs matic Relations LOSSES ARE SLIGHT 9 Roosevelt has notified tha bey of Tunis that the American armed forces in North Africa hope to pass through French apparently to strike eastward toward the Axis forces now retreating from The White House disclosed today that the message hart been deliv ered Saturday night to the Sidi Moncef and that it asserted at one The indomitable and massive American armed forces which I am dispatching to North Africa in collaboration with the forces of will cooperate with you in the defense of your They have no other aim than the early destruction of our common They and their allies hope for the great privilege of passage through Tunisia thus enabling them to accomplish their the elimination of the forces of evil from North While the Chief Executives message was couched in polite it could be regarded as a sort of ultimatum to let United States forces go through There was no explanation of the Presidents reference to collabora tion with the forces of although this government had appealed to the French to cooperate with the American troops toward the ulti mate goal of freeing the French colonies from the threat of the 9 that the American offensive in North Africa cannot be interpreted as an agression but on the con a first step for the liberation of Francois Briere French consult at Boston since today resigned his la a statement issued at a press conference in the Briere said I said to both Secretary of State Hull and French Ambassador HenryHay that the reason for my decision is that according to the Presidents message to the French I consider that the American pffenSIve in French Africa cannot be interpreted as an aggression but on the a first step for the liberation of I have during the several French coming from France and they told 4ne of the completeconfidence of the overwhelming majority of the French people in the United States to save 9 recorded a Paris radio announce ment today that clashes had broken out between demonstrators and police in the Germanoccupied French The described as a few small came after a meeting of the French peoples party at which Collaborationist Jacques Doriot demanded an immediate declaration of war on Britain and America and immediate conclusion of an alliance with the Axis The procession began to march to the tomb of the Unknown according to the version of the Nazicontrolled Paris shouting fight the British and down with the British it police attempted to break up the 9 of State Hull disclosed today that all Vichy French ships in American ports had been taken into protective Hull also said that passports for Vichys Gaston were ready and would be handed to him in due Hulls disclosure concerning the seizure of the Vichy French ships was in answer to a question about the reported seizure of three Vichy French freighters by the Coast Guard at By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vichy having severed diplomatic relations with the United States in a week end of rapidfire mustered its limited resources today in an effort to fight off United States forces invading ts North African The decision to resist was taken by Marshal chief of yesterday after he had called in his highest advisers to study re ports of a situation which Vichy dispatches described as General Maxime form er proconsul for North flew to Vichy from his Riviera re treat to confer with Pierre Laval and other French leaders yesterday and later was reported to have left by plane for Pledges of support were received from commanders of various col onial but therewere re ports of De Gaullist uprising which threatened to complicate their ef forts to Formal notification of the Vichy jovernments severance of relations with Washington was handed to Pinkney United States charge by Laval shortly before S 3 EWT yes Asked To Remove Flag The Berlin radio reported that the American embassy at Vichy had been asked by the Petain govern ment to remove the American flag flying over the French authorities in Algeria and Morocco were ordered to close American consulates and take American con sular officials into the broadcast The chief censor at Vichy im mediately forbade American press representatives to send any further news dispatches but the correspondents were advised they could remain at liberty and con tinue to use their The French people received their first news of the American landings in North Africa early yesterday morning in a brief announcement bythe Vichy iTurri Sage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS States striking with overwhelming might and exquisite clos ed today upon the key defenses of French North Africa after inflicting serious losses on the Vichy navy at Casablanca and capturing Al This powerful American chal lenge to still only at its has been achieved with but slight United States an allied headquarters spokesman Most of the resistance so far has been he but there is no doubt that the combined might of United States and British naval strength backing up the landing operations can cope swiftly with any Vichy forces which might seek Both Axis enemies were said to have entered the defense of North Africa with air action against the allied fleets off but the headquarters spokesman declared there was no truth to reports that the French fleet had steamed from Toulon to enter the Besides capitulat ed under sea and air attack last night at the close of the first day of the the Americans also had occupied on the At lantic coast 140 miles south of and a Vichy communi acknowledged that the Alger ian port of on the Mediter was virtually Still Stream Ashore Americans still are streaming shore in Axisdominated Vichys empire and a French communique disclosed a still wider sweep to the operation with the announcement that landing forces from the Amer icanBritish convoys have establish ed holds as far south on the At lantic coast as 245 miles below and a port 65 miles closer to the Moroc can With these the Ameri can footholds in French North Africa encompass more than miles of the coast from around the bulge of through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediter CTurn to gage 21   

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