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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 11, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                DAILY TEL Continued Cold Weather Detalli on PW Two 1942 y PRICE 3 HITLER SEIZES ALL OF FRANCE ALLIED NORTHWEST AFRICA DRIVE NEAR END Legions District Commander Speaks at Court House Boulder TROOPS ARRANGE DANCE Adrian joined the rest of the nation today to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Day the First World while its thoughts were with brothers and sons who are scattered throughout the fighting the Second World The first Armistice Day since the new war broke out was observ ed with even deeper reverence than in the Speakers at the American Legion boulder spoke briefly of civilian responsibility in bringing the war to a speedy and successful Rex Du commander of the Second District of the American Department of urged the audience to dedicate itself to the service of men in the armed Carl commander of the William Stark Post of the American Legion had charge of the Roswell Burr placed a memorial wreath at the base of the boulder in memory ot the veterans of the first World Chaplain Frank Kessler gave a Parade Leaves Armory The parade formed at the arm ory at under the command of John The Ad rian high school band was at the followed by two companies of Michigan State It was the second appearance of the troops in an Armistice Day They were formed last year to take the place of the Michigan National Guard which was called to active duty in Re flecting the need for weapons lor men in active the troops were armed with Turn to Page 6 Malcolm Adrian real estate today was named manager of the Lenawee rent con trol office that was opened yester day on the second floor of the Masonic Temple according to James rent control direct or of the Toledo Linehan will have charge of the administration of rent control in Lenawee He will handle requests for increased rental charges where property has been improved and he also will receive complaints from renters who be lieve thev are paying rentals above the March Lenawee county landlords have until December 15 to file their ceiling either at the Adrian office or at the area rent control 308 Superior Certificates for filing ceiling rent prices may be obtained at the city in Adrian or at the post of fices in Onsted and The rent control office in the Masonic Tem ple also has certificates War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SECOND FRONT Nazi troops roll acress unoccupied France as Marshal Petain protests violation of 1940 Italian troops also reported in southern French ask armistice at Casa Italians occupy Tunisian naval German air borne force lands in Ber lin claims troops attack Tun French fleet reported en route from base at Toulon to join forces with Italy starts evacuating 50mile strip along coast near eighth army en gages Axis rear guard near Buq buq after breaking up stand at Sidi Allied aircraft bomb Rom mels troop and transport concen trations near Libyan Italian cruiser hit twice by torpe does in fighting breaks out southeast of Nalchik in Cau casus Russians claim 300 Germans Light skirmishes and ar tillery duels only action in Stalin near in Oivi in New Guinea Mac Arthur as Allied aircraft attack enemys lone path of with damaging Jap installations destroying ammunition GEOGRAPHY OF MEDITERRANEAN WAR FRONT IN AIR MILES X ITALY9 ROME 3S8ijSS3 TURKEY In terms of air distances in statute this map shows typical distances involved in the vital Mediterranean war From Gib raltar to for is farther than from New York to From Alexandria to Rome is roughly the same distance as from Cleve land to These distance figures indicate the scope of the present campaign in Africa or any projected invasion of Europe from Sale in October Sends County Over Top By QUOTA SOLD EVERYWHERE Lenawee county has exceeded its qiiTJtk for t he fiCondcon secutive month with the sale of worth of bonds in according to Charles Robertson of chairman of war bond sales in the The October sale was the first in which every Lenawee community reached its The October quota for the county was With the sale re ported at the county ex ceeded its quota by In Lenawee oversold its quota by with a total sale of In how the sale was short of the quota assigned by the Trea sury Pleased With Results We are particularly well pleas ed with the results of the October Robertson said because every community in the county met the quota that was as Morenci went over the top for the first time with an excellent bit of If we can do as well this month there need be no con cern over the sales effort in Lena Lenawee now is really buy ing The war bond savings plans in the various factories de finitely are putting the county over the Turn to Page 6 Buying for Service Men Is Re sponsible for Early Date Adrian merchants were prepar ing today for the formal opening of the Christmas shopping season Stores were being dec orated in keeping with the holiday season and merchandise was being arranged for the inspection of The early one of the earliest ever set was de cided upon because of the Christ mas shopping impetus that devel oped when the government appeal ed to parents and friends to mail Christmas packages to men over seas by November buying started last month for service men according to it has continued stead Because of the burden that is being placed on the nations trans portation system by war the government also has urged everyone to mail Christmas pack ages early this Thousands of packages will be sent to camps within the continental United In order to deliver all of them on time the Post Office De partment has advised early mail ing If Christmas packages are to be mailed they must be purchased That accounts for the opening of the Christmas shopping season before Thanks giving A Second Front In Europe Is Pledged By Churchill By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS second front in Europe promised by Prime Minister Churchill addressing Commons as the Ger mans overran all of An attack will be made in due course across the channel or the North he Of the epochal events changing the whole military and political complexion of the war on two con even as he declared Today news us Hitler has decided to overrun all of thus breaking the armistice to which the Vichy government had kept such pitiful and perverted fidelity at the horrible cost even of sacrificing their ships and sailors in firing on American rescue They have been struck down by their German task Here is the moment when all Frenchmen should sink personal views and rivalries and as General De Gaulle is only of the liberation of their native Churchill periodically gave re ports of the progress of the war in North told Commons the news of Casablancas capitulation had come just as he entered the made this predic tion The House may be sure that many things are going to happen in the next few days and I should be merely presuming if I attempted to give a digested opinion on the situation which will develop in North in France or in except that we shall shortly have far greater facilities for bombing Requires Much Preparation Of an invasion of northern Eur he said Such an attack requires an im mense defree of vast numbers of special landing craft and a great army trained division by division in amphibious All this is but it takes said the prime minis should the enemy become de moralized at any the same careful preparations would not be Risks would be run on a large he but this cer tainly is not the case at the pres ent The Prime Minister said thai the German army in France was as apart from the British homeguard as ours in Britain it is not so well equipped as the British and American troops but contains many veterans Invasion preparations have been greatly he said and Turn to Page 13 Giraud Named North African Chief appointment of Henri Giraud as leader of the anti Vichy French in North Africa was regarded in authoritative quarters here today as foreshadowing po tentially great political and diplo matic as well as military conse It was considered al though much depends on the amount of support which Giraud is able to that the creation of a new provisional French govern ment to which the United States would give formal recognition might be one of the ultimate re The primary reason for Girauds selection for North African leader ship unquestionably was The 63yearold an able an expert on North Africa and the hero of six escapes from German prison is widely known and greatly loved among French soldiers and people For these reasons the allied high command isreported to have felt that if could weld into a cohesive force the numerous anti Vichy groups and individuals in North not all of it is have given their ful lest enthusiasm to the French Na tional Committee headed by Charles de Gaulle in Turn to Page 15 Relief funds in the Patriotic war chest totaled today as contributions were received from additional Adrian Accord ing to chairman of the city of have been added to the amounts already con tributed by the citys business em ployees and professional The residential canvass has added S603 to the previous amount of Eight more Adrian organizations have contributed funds to the They are the Foremans the Fraternal Order of the Adrian Womans Tau Delta the American Asso ciation of University Ad rian the Ladies Arbei ter the Tabea Society of Johns Lutheran and the Enterprise Rebekah Lodge Number League officials today reminded workers that canvasses in the var ious districts and of the various organizations and groups should be nearing AH county workers are asked to make reports to their district chairmen by to OF TEENAGE DRAFT House Passes Bill Stripped of Controversial Years Train ing Clause FAST ACTION LOOKED FOR By PRESS li Ad ministration leaders expect swift Senate approval tomorrow ofthe teenage draft stripped of a controversial clause which would have required a full years training before a soldier under 20 could be sent abroad to With a minimum of the House shouted its approval of the revised bill yesterday after a joint conference committee had elimi nated the years training amend The general staff contended the inserted by the would prevent the most efficient use of the IS and 19 year olds who would be subject to induction un der the The Senate adopted the training provision on 24 by an eight vote 39 to with 26 members either absent or not vot With elections out of the way and popular enthusiasm aroused by American successes in North Af leaders believed the vote could be reversed with The as finally accepted by the provides that necessary farm regularly shall be deferred from induction as long as they remain on the farm and until such time as a satisfac tory replacement can be High school students of 18 and 19 called up during the last half of the academic year would be eligi ble for deferment until the end of the Men who had reach ed their 45th birthday could not be drafted without their The compromise measure struck out a House provision under which all single men in a given state would have to be called up before any married men could be taken Since the supply of 1A regis trants is running low in almost all local draft the youngsters are expected to be called up soon after the bills Married Turn to Page 13 Germans Say Troops Attack Tunis Petain Says NaziFrench Armistice Over 10 By TUNISIA Mo Official Information Avail able as to Movement of French Fleet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS allied occupation of French northwest frica was near completion today the request of the French commander at Casablanca for an but German airborne troops and warplanes were report ed to have landed in the buffer protectorate between Al eria and The Vichy radio announced that Admiral the French commander at the Moroccan port of Casablanca had been compelled to ask an armistice because after three days of fierce fighting all means of resistance are Collapse of the fight there fol lowed the surrender of Algiers on Sunday and the entrance of Ameri can troops into Oran These were the three chief centers of resistance in Algiers and Mor It was not known whether any British or American forces had yet succeeded in reaching said the allied spokesman an nounced the of German forces He said that the German move ment had been going on for some little but that the Nazi strength there was not At the same time the British ra heard in New said Vichy had broadcast an announcement that Italian marines had occupied the Tunisian naval base of Excellent Base Bizerte in Tunisia is the best and largest naval base in French North Africa and is about 40 miles from the The Tunisian coast is about 130 miles from Sic the shortest distance between French North Africa and Turn to Page 13 Armistice Day Just Another Day For Troops In Great Britain 11 tice Day was just another day for United States troops in Britain and the British generally let the day pass but for the Fighting French it was a day of new pain and new The Fighting French organiza tion in London had asked the peo ple of the homeland to note the day with a hush and a Frenchmen had been asked to avoid provoking the Gestapo and the but to pay honor to the dead of that first World War at various Today there was no unoccupied The German army was moving into the provinces of that part of France once called The Moscow radio reported that proAllied demonstrations had broken out yesterday at the home of what is left of the French it was re were shouting down with the Hitlerites as the news of the occupation of North Africa by Uni ted States troops raised new hopes of In the Fighting French planned to hold a rally in the big Albert Hall with Charles de their as the princi pal Units of the Fight ing French troops and Frenchmen from throughout the French em pire were planning to King George cancelled the usu al services at the Brit ains to her war dead in and the government re quested that other large services not be Short services were being at Pauls cathedral and the unknown warriors tomb in Westminster The Archbishop of Canterbury asked in a broadcast last night all who could should pause at 11 and remember and re The customary twomin ute peacetime period of was not being No ceremonies were planned for American soldiers in A voice at army headquarters said Its just another day for GENERAL MAC ARTHURS 11 fighting a des perate Japanese force in the thick New Guinea jungles around Oivi while Allied aircraft attacked the only remaining path of withdrawal for the are bringing their battle to a General Mac Arthurs headquarters announced The Allied fliers flew up and down the line of Japanese supply between Oivi and Buna on the northeastern New Guinea coast raking ammunition dumps anc troops with machinegun fire anc bombing gun positions and supplj The communique reported that serious damage was inflicted on the Japanese installations and am munition dumps were Many guns in the vicinity of the fighting were the com munique and heavy antiair craft guns were blown from their Severe casualties were reported inflicted on Japan ese ground BULLETINS 11 Minister Churchill announced to day that about 120 mile east of Algiers on the Mediterran can has been occupied b allied VICHY from French broad 11 WVItalian troop arrived at on the French Riv this afternoon and an advance detachment continued to the west 11 single fighter squadron from United States aircraft carrier sho down 27 enemy nrobablj shot down another and forced stil another to the thi navy disclosed when thi Japanese made major thrust at the newly won American positions in the Solomon Islands last August Although occurred al most three months todays re port was the first issued by thi navy here on the intensity of thi Left Free To Defend Selves ON THE French Petain declared oday the FrenchGerman armis of 1940 broken by the entrance of German troops into the former unoccupied zone according to nformation from the aged Ihief of State left France free to lefend Petain himself would remain in Vichy reports feeding hat he had performed his task of guiding the nation so long as the armistice It later was reported Petain had eft Vichy for an unannounced He would interfere n any way with resistance by the French to the One dispatch from Vichy said it vas reported reliably there that he French fleet had left vas somewhere off Corsica and was believed enroute to join Brit sh and American This report was denied by the Vichy Vichy had another given as an unconfirmed that French Alpine troops had fought with the Italians at the German troops spreading over the former Free Zone reached Vichy this not mmediately enter the Hitlers decision to occupy all of Vichy accounts came after Pierre Lavals refusal to accept a military alliance the This either represented a change of heart by who publicly has expressed his hope for and confidence in an Axis or lesitancy spurred by mounting hostility among Frenchmen to his program of A Vichy report said that the American colony including the embassy was leaving by special train for Pau this after This was made after an earlier announcement that the scheduled departure of the Ameri cans for Lourdes had been The whereabouts of Marshal Pe tain was cloaked in He had not been seen in Vichy this morning by persons who usually know where he Other said the Petain cabinet had been in continuous session in Vichy after Hitlers or ders to his troops to march to the Mediterranean coast across unoc cupied Reports in Vichy reaching here said that the French government immediately was transferring its headquarters to a step in terpreted as indicating the fullest collaboration with the German Violent Fighting Reporter Southeast of Nalchik 11 sin ister quiet which enveloped the long Russian front for three days was broken yesterday southeast o Nalchik the Soviet mid day communique violen fighting was in progress through out the day and 300 Germans were German part of the Nazi force in the Caucasus which has been stalled in its drive to ward northern terminus of the Georgian military attacked the Russian po sitions with tank the com munique Twelve enemj tanks were reported disabled and nine others set on At site of tremen dous battles and great destruction in the last two the action was confined to artillery duels ant light skirmishes within the In one sector inside the city a Ger man infantry company tried to reach the Russian defense posi was driven back with the loss of two the com munique Northeast of where the Russians have held up the German advance toward this Black Sea na val groups of German penetrated Russian positions bu wer mopped up in the fighting which it was The communique spoke of rifli and artillery fire on the western front in which 350 Germans wen but he action was not lo Casablanca Defenders Re quest Armistice Report Italians Occupy Bizerta Associated Press War Editor All French North in cluding surrendered to Eisenhowers American Ex peditionary Force at 3 Eastern War today after four days f violent assault by United States and British sea and air allied troops were driving eastward at top speed toward buffer state between Algeria and Italian Tunisia alone did not capitu late and German parachute troops had already landed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS by American coup in Hitler scrapped his armistice with France sent his grayclad columns racing south toward Toulon and and launched parachut sts and airborne infantry into French Reports from Vichy said Marshal Petain declared the armistice no longer in effect which could turn undefended France to a tech nical state of war with the and that he would make no move to interfere with whatever resist ance French could put Word reached the French front ier that the old marshal had left taking with him Max me former French North African commander and long regarded as a sympathizer with the Petains position still was un The Mediterranean took its grim place as the great new front of he The wedgeshaped French pro lectorate of through which President Roosevelt asked passage for American forces from Algeria to was the first contested German perhaps seek ing an excuse for Axis troop said the capital has been attacked by United States troops since Wednesday and declared that the garrison there was Axis Troops Already There Axis forces already were An allied headquarters spokesman said Nazi combat planes and air borne soldiers had been moved into Tunisia for some little BBC said Italian marines had occupied the Tunisian port of and other reports told of German para chutist Eisenhowers powerful AEF was racing for a cleanup in Algeria and French French defenders of the key At lantic port of Casablanca were re ported to have asked for an arm istice today after their defenses were shelled from the dive bombed from the air and assaulted by armored columns from the The German government has known for 24 hours that plans of these operations in North provide that the next attack will be made against in order to occupy that and against the south coast of he Curfew Ordered As German troops swept past Vichy and Italians moved in along the Riviera Marseille was ordered under nightly Italy showed her mounting alarm by ordering civilians out of her seacoast from Genoa to La Spezia opposite From Italian it was reported that Italian troops cross ed the French border this morning to assure the defense of the French The action was taken in accord ance with an order from the Ger man high it was and did not mean that Italian troops would serve as occupation Turn to Page 2 AUCTIONS Auction south of AI Linehan See on Market Furniture auction at Fred See on Market Public auction northwest of Ann James See on Market Auction northwest oC Linehan See on Market   

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