Thursday, November 12, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 12, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEG RAM JVOVEMBER 1942 Warmer OTtather Detail on Two PRICE 3 BATTLE FOR TUNISIA IS UNDER WAV Writer Describes Voyage to Algeria One Ship In Convoy Hit MEN EAGER FOR FRAY By WILLIAM KING ABOARD A Transport With A Amphibious Battle Force In The 7 explosive crash of a tor pedo striking the ship just behind us ushered in the eventful final day of our convoy voyage carrying and British troops to a point from which landing operations could be carried out against Al A piercing alarm signal meaning immediate danger for our heavily loaded with highly trained American soldiers and their mod ern battle equipment followed sending army and navy gun crews racing to their battle The which had been hit while trailing was smoking heavily and began falling behind as the convoy ploughed through the Mediterranean in the gray light of Two seamen and a fire control officer described how an enemy plane believed to be Italian glided swiftly loosed two torpedoes and Our ship flicked out a query on the signal lamps and after a mo ment the stricken sister ship re plied Hit Casualties were Plan were put in motion to tow Two more alarms sounded before lunch time and as sunset ap proaehed Axis planes made a de termined effort to attack again but fire from the escorting war ships kept them so high they ap peered only as specks in the Firing within the convoy but on the horizon heavy supporting force of British battleships and large carriers coulc be seen putting up a virtual bar Cannon flashes lighted thehorizon in momentary flares and tracer shells cut the sky in lurid streaks high the shells were burst ing in but there was no evidence they scored a Ash Cans Dropped While antiaircraft guns r escorting destroyers dropped depth charges both in our path a few hundred yards ahead of us and to At the bridge ordered the ship to resume her normal life The convoy ploughed on through the choppy Immediately after the tenseness of a filet mignon dinner was served with all the in cluding a printed menu prepared by the Coast Guard personnel manning the Happy land au the decorated menu The day of excitement capped a trip to the Strait of Gibraltar with out a single serious threat from U boat or The infinite plan ning and cogwheel cooperation oi the United States and British na vies and armed forces did the Turn to Page 2 IS FRENCH FLEET EN ROUTE TO JOIN ALLIES Unconfirmed Vichy reports said the French fleet in maneuvers had set out from Toulon to join with forces of the United The report were denied in other unofficial FLAG IS DEDICATED AT STEARNS PLANT In an impressive Armistice Day ceremony yeslerday at the Stearns Manufacturing an American Company flag was plant dedi cated by members of the William Stark Post of the American The flag was a gift to the company from its employees who are members of UAWCIO local 963 and was raised on a newly erected pole at the Tabor Street entrance to the Approximately 150 employees were work on tank and antiaircraft gun parts having been stopped briefly for the Members of the city commission also were on Brief addresses were given by Charles Adrian at and by Eckert of Jack international representative of the Robertson commend ed the company and its employees onthe important part they are tak ing in supporting the nations war effort while Eckert praised the cooperation between the company and its employees which is vital to the satisfactory production of war The flag raising and dedication by the Legionnaires was under the direction of Carl post Members of the post also raised a new flag at the en trance to the Beecher Street office AUCTIONS Public auction west of Madl Linehan See on Market Auction northwest of linehan Auct See on Market Auction northwest of Tecum Al See on Market Public Auction west of Pal Fred C AiicU See tin t Says Thousands of War Work ers Depend On Cars to Get To and From Jobs Representative Michener has lodged with the Office of Price Administration a sharp protest against any gasoline ra tioning in Michigan where he said thousands of war workers depend ed on their cars to get to and from their Suggesting 1hat 1hi transporta tion problem in Michigan required specific Take Your Choice Or Whose Side r e o u O n Editors note the following bulletins were received on the Al teletype in this order m and Thei variance indicates the confusion created by dispatches from 12 Germans not occupj Toulon naval base because the French commander has agreed to safeguard the the Vichj radio announced 12 M3 Vichy radio was heard here today announcing the Ger njans occupying the French mit a careful investigation more complete than has been made by the war He added in an interview that his opposition to the program was based on first hand surveys made during visits in describ ed by James president of the Automobile Club of as the arsenal of Announcing to the House that he had laken up the matter with OPA Michener said more than a local problem was involved be cause of the vital position occu pied by Michigan in the war ef which almost amounts to prevails n Michigan over the proposed gas oline rationing said Mich A vast majority of those famil iar with the situation are of the opinion that the carrying out of Ihe gas rationing order will mater ially interfere with the job Mich igan is doing in the war effort on the home Near the city of Ypsilanti is lo cated the mammoth Willow Run Jomber plant Housing iving conditions and transporta tion conditions are acute in this whole This locality is confronted with a genuine trans Jortation problem and not a The usuallymoderate speaking declared heatedly that any action interfering with ade quate transportation of war work ers did not make Mjchener declared that hurried acS tion would impede the war prothe fleet gram and weaken He demanded VICHY From that ration orders affecting the 12 stale be held in abeyance per French The Broad French radio said today that the German would not occupy Toulon and thai naval authorities had decided to de fend it against all RAF PLANES ATM 19 Planes Set Several Are Damaged 12 engined RAF bombers attacked an airdrome near where Axis Iroops and planes have been re ported galheruSrr 19 planes afire and damaged as many more a joint British head quartersRAF communique said to The RAF smash al the Tunis air drome was made as United States troops were speeding toward the Tunisian border from the de termined to crush any Axis attempt to take over the French protector and at the same lime be in a position to intercept Rommels re treating African The British announced that the mass of Rommels tatlered army had reached a point belween Bar dia and well within and that his transport was being attacked on the coastal road by Allied fighters and fighter Turn to Page 6 to RAF Page 13 Darnton Writes of Meeting Bond as Major Arrived in New Guinea In one of his last dispatches to he New York Times from New luinea before he was killed at the ront October Byron rimes war correspondent who for nerly lived in told of meet ng Major George Chandler Bond f Adrian as Major Bond arrived n New Guinea by boat from Aus The dispatch appeared in the November 10 edition of The Times ifter it was released Some of the troops were ransported from Australia to New uinea by plane and much of the ispatch concerns the movement y plane and the reaction of the men once they realized they actu ally were at the front Darnton was a close personal riend of Major Bond when the two lived in Adrian as Both vere veterans of the World hey had seen each other on one r two occasions in That art of Darntons dispatch describ ng the arrival of Major Bond and ther New Guinea fol The Arrive at Dusk men who came by ship well protected by planes in the danger They arrived just at For 15 minutes before the first ship docked there was a light rain and a The rain ceased but the sky remained heav ily This was good pro tection against interference by the The arrival was quite a social It came at a time of the daywhen many men are off duty and they lined Ihe hills around the A reception committee was on the dock arrange ments had been made to receive the troops and to see that they were taken care of and see that got where they were supposed 1p considerable job with such a force arriving by both air and job was very A equipped with a Valkie talked with offic ers aboard ihevarious ships in the The set consisted of a cyl six inches diameter and18inches strapped to his right and a telephone A collapsible anten na extended three feet over his bobbing back and forth Turn Winter Tightens Grip on Em battled Stalingrad 12 Rus sians reported fresh successes defense of Slalingrad loday as win ter tightened its grip on the em battled Volga River declaring that they had beaten off weaken ing German attacks with heav Two companies of Nazi infantr were decimaled by Russian gunfire al one point within A a group of enemy was wiped out in an atteriipt l penetrate defenses and in a third place Red army men sur rounded a of buildings and killed 130 Nazis with hand gre midday communique Northwesl of Ihe bulletin two battalions o German infantry allacked oui Iroops in an inhabited locality Soviety artillery and infanlry re pulsed the killing 400 o Soviet infantry penelratet inlo enemy trenches held by Ru manians and killed 80 of In the Ihe Russian said that Iheir Iroops had repulse a tanksupported atlack by iwo baltalions of German infantr soulheast of killing 200 o the On the bitterly cold central from west of Moscow Soviet troops were reported to have killed 400 Ger mans in sharp encounters in which hey destroyed three enemy guns seven blockhouses and 30 dugouts by artillery this front killed Germans in one the com munique To Billet 40 Divisions in Hun Yugoslavia 12 As a resull of the new American Sritish offensive in North Hitler was reported today to be withdrawing troops from the Rus sian front and moving them hastily westward to protect his Hank against a possible allied thrust across Ihe According to one wellinformed preparalions are being made by the Germans to billet 40 divisions from the Russian front in Hungary and Yugoslavia or ap roximalely a quarter of the entire Nazi forces now battling the Red Such a if carried obviously would relieve pressure on the Russians and might enable to launch a winter offensive with of it was Advices from Istanbul last night aid that Rumanian and Hungarian railroads already were crowded th moving west in the general direction of Ireese and The movements appeared lo be entirely defensive and there seemed no reason to believe that they con tituted a possible threat to was stated The Paris in a heard in London aid that all Turkish sail irs and airmen had been ordered o rejoin their units at Observers said it sefemsd obvious that Hitler had been caught com letely off balance by the sudden allied thrust along the North Af ican shore toward Tunisialog cal springboard for any move gainst Sicily andsouthern HEAVY INFLICTED ON JAPS N Enemy Land Forces Driven Back In New Guinea and On Guadalcanal FOES LOSSES ARE HEAVY By THE ground and in the air and allied troops are slamming hare at the Japanese in the South Pa inflicting heavy damage or equipment and driving back enemj land forces on New Guinea an The aerial atlacks for Ihe mos part are of a harassing nature in tended apparently to prevent as saulls on allied positions and fore stall the bringing P of reinforce ments or But on the official re ports indicate the action is a strong pushing back Japa nese attempting to recapture Hend erson airfield on Guadalcanal and encircling enemy positions on th northeast coast of New At Oivi on New Gen MacArthurs headquarters reporle the enemy had been forced from his main posilions with heavy los A flanking movement there b Australian troops has cut off the Japanese retreat and he is en deavoring to cut his way througl to the the allied high com mand communiquS Bui American troops are on hanc to prevent that flown b aerial transport to the vicinity o 55 miles northeast thi Oivi battleground in the Owen Stanley mountain Simultaneously New Guinea another force of allied jungle fight ers wiped out enemy troops sur rounded south of No de tails were nor was there any indication of the number of enemj The aerial warfare again reached beyond the South Pacifii to the far north Aleutians and re suited in the shooting down or de of 16 enemy and possible to cargo vessels Attack Foe at Kiska Al there has been virtual iy no action for several weeks army bombers attacked and dam aged two Japanese cargo vessels One of the planes was damaged by antiaircraft fire but returned lo its Turn lo Page 13 The coupon credit system for fue oil consumers has been extended lo November 23 by Ihe Office of Price Arthur Sarvis itate announced The whereby fuel oi users who have not yet receivec iheir ralion coupons can obtain uel oil on promise to surrender an equivalent amount of was Sarvis because of the delay in delivery of forms and cou pons to local War Price and Ration ng Notices are now going forward lo those applicants who have al Sarvis to appear at local boards and receive their ration No one should call at the he unlil hey receive Ihe Commer cial and induslrial users are urged o file their applications as soon as Filling stalion operalors and small relailers who sell fuel oil and kerosene are also required to register with their local ale applicants will be given reduc ed ROME From Italian broad 12 Italians announced today that they had oc upied The French lying just lorth of Sardinia off the top of he Italian was occupied while tlher Fascist forces were moving ver the border from Italy into the high command com munique Italian planes again were report d active in the French North frica area and the communique aid an aircraft carrier and two flips of large tonnage were re orted hit by airlaunched tor North of Cape on the north astern point of it A big enemy destroyer was hit y torpedoes from our torpedo arrying planes and wasseen on he point of There was no confirmation from allied sources of any such hits or ven of any such Italian air at On the Egyptian the com munique said the British were Hacking violently with important rmored forces on the EgyptLibya I Axis In Desperate Fear Of American Invasion Of Europe From The South Support of New United Nations Offensive Is Pledged By GIO 12 CIO convention today hailed the new United Nations offensive with a pledge of allout support until it ends in the heart of Germany and the same unquali fied support to Harry west coast longshoremens leader in his fight against CIO President Philip Murray gave outspoken endorsement to the resolution that threw the support of the organization to who now is contesting a move to send him back to Only two delivered by Mike Quill of the Transport Work and Van Bittner of the United State preceded unanimous approval of the second front which resolved That vve hail with great pride the offensive of our American forc es in Africa which in combination with the attack of the eighth Brit ish army is delivering a mortal blow to the Fascist forces of Rom This successful twofront at tack on the Axis armies in in the words of General Montgom erys order of the is only the beginning of our task and must lead to a speedy twofront attack and complete destruction of the main Nazi forces on the European continent by the combined and overwhelming concentration of the armed might of the Great Britain and the Soviet We call upon our commander inchief to make any demand and Unaware oi Importance of BreakOff ALLIED North 12 of a flying fortress to lake the flying skill of its and the reluctance of four German fliers to stay in the fight were listed to day as circumstances that savec the lives of Jimmy Doo itlle and 12 staff officers on the African D o o 1 i 111 chief of the Twelfth Air and the other officers came safely through running gun batlle with four ene my planes when Ihe German unaware of the importance of their abandoned pursuit of the ortress after drilling the big ship with machinegun bullets and wounding its Doolittle took the copilots place n the shorthanded led by Pilot John Summers of and the fortress was maneuvered safely through he engagement and to its destina None of the officers was in Here is the slory The fortress flew a few feet about water most f the time and it was short handed because of the large number of officers Turn to Page 13 W A S H IN G T O 12 OP Petroleum Coordinatot Harold Ickes disclosed today he had recommended a cut of nearly 12 per cent in petroleum consumption in the 17 rationed east coast The recommendation was made to War Production Board Chair man Donald who has authority to direct the Office of Price Administration to make the AMAZING UNDERCOVER EXPLOIT IS REVEALED ALLIED North Sisenhower disclosed today the lory of one of the wars most imazing undercover exploits by a Commandoescorled staff of Amer can officers who made a tour oi rench North Africa and gained essential military information hree weeks before the American iccupation Major Mark the American commanderinchiefs right hand man was he leader in this as sur irising as any created in the imag nalion of an Phillips Oppen Following are the characters and story as pieced together from elails furnished by Eisenhower Clark Lyman of Arche aus of Maine Julius a former member of the American Diploma im Service Jerauld Wright f the and Commando Captains Livingstone and About three weeks before the ampaign opened it became evi ent Ihere was a large group of nrenchmen in North Africa anx ous to cooperale with America nd it became essential to send a taff of professional officers to ontact and make useof these men and obtain essential military said Eisenhow r in telling of this modern Mes age to Garcia that led to speedy onclusion of the 77hour occupa ion Clark and all men on the mis ion volunteered any request of labor and we pledge ourselves to give everything we can in fighting in in money and in patriotism to en able the United Nations to smash forward into Europe until our drive ends in the heart of Germany and the military destruction of the Axis has been leftist leader of a union that is concentrated chiefly in New referred to earlier demands for a second front and declared that when we spoke our minds we did not mean to eclipse the military But I believe as the British representa Byron told us women and children are dying be hind the not only at This is not exclusively the war of the military It is everybodys war as labor has a right to ask a front in Eu not next year but in nineteen A stentorian speaker with an Irish dialect Quill was going strong when his microphone suddenly went Murray invited him to take the presiding officers place which Quill did with the witticism that we Mikes dont seem to gel along very a former officer of the United Mine told the convention we must take the of fensive to a greater degree than ever The Yanks are There are more of them and we are going to destroy Fas cism from the face of the The Bridges resolution said the evidence on which Attorney Gen eral Biddle chose to rely to order the deportation of the West Coast labor had already been found of belief by two government BULLETINS 13 labor described iijyi the United Automobile Workers UnionCIO as a lockout by the today closed both plants of the NashKelvinator Corporation The company issued no statement concerning the and James army air force resident representative of the arm ed forces at the which pro duces war said the corps is not yet ready to give any state 12 The Senate defense investigating committee today recommended lengthening the work week in in dustry to 48 with retention of present overtime rates in war coupled with payment in bonds for any overtime in excess of that worked in It advised strongly against compulsory man power 12 M leadquarters disclosed today that American and British officers had legotiated with proAllied French eaders for weeks before the anded in French North This confirmed reports heard long ago in but held back until now by that the Allies had been doing effective un dercover work in North 12 Destruction of 17 Japanese bomb ers and fighters which tried to at tack American positions on Gua dalcanal in the Solomon Islands was announced today by the Seven United States fighters were In addition to the planes definite ly destroyed when the American fighter planes intercepted two enemy dive bomber formations over Guadalcanal on five Japanese bombers and fighters were reported as probably de 12 forces in French North had gone secretly by submarine to enemy territory before the North African attack started and opened negotiations with representatives of the French Henri The disclosure came in an an nouncement that President Boose velt has nominated Clark for pro motion to lieutenant general in recognition of his brilliant service during the preparations for the North African and dur ing the attack French Pledge That Their Navy Will Resist All Aggression By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS air battle for Tunisia was under way with Allied bombers getting in the first while German and Italian forces rushed to battle positions in southern France and Corsica in desperate fear of Amer ican invasion of Europe from the Thus were the battle lines drawn in the western Mediterranean naval chiefs pledged their Toulon battleship squadron to resist all aggression and their move kept the Toulon naval base out of Hitlers the time being at bombers of the striking from fired 19 planes and damaged as many more in a raid on an airdrome near Tunis where an Allied spokesman declared Axis forces were marshal ing despite their States Iroops sweep ing loward Tunisia from the west were expected at its borders to day and a spokesman in London said he could not say whether they already had moved into the French protectorate for their test with the Italians announced the occupation of French Mediterraneanisland which Rome long has and said their troops had passed Nice and the Rhone in their part of the oc cupation of southern Algiers Bombed high command re ported that Axis joining in the battle of northwest had bombed Americanheld Algiers and scored hits on two aircraft car two two destroy ers and a big merchant ship off the Algerian These claims lacked Allied The communique also said that two transports totaling tons were sunk at Allied occupied port 110 miles east of The Germans announced that three panzer divisions had reached Ihe French Mediterranean but it became apparent quickly that something had gone wrong with the Nazi Fuehrers scheme to take over the Toulon three battleships afS a powerful flotilla of destroyers and light Broadcasts from the French radio at Vichy and dispatches transmitted by official French news announced Inasmuch as French naval chiefs at Toulon have pledged themselves to resist all German authorities have decided that Toulon shall be a separate re Toulon will not be and French warships will be safe Since virtually the only safe guard for the long idle fleet ap peared to be its option to steam across the Mediterranean to join the Allies if Germans moved into it seemed very likely that only such a threat had kept the Nazis Now German controlled added that decided that the Germans should not move into this one bit of even this dispatch despaired of any effort to explain the Fuehrers magnanimity over this Appeal to French Sailors Berlin broadcasts quoted Ger man dispatches from Vichy saying the French radio had appealed for all French merchant ships to call immediately at the nearest Medi terranean port of It gave no indication what response the appeal had French sail of know that Vichy broadcasts now are See MEDITERRANEAN Page 2 OLD HOSE DONATED FOR GOVERNMENT USE The first four days of the nation ng to Arthur city sal vage The government salvaging is designed to provide the necessary silk and nylon for the production of vital war Each retail store with a womens and Misses hosiery counter has provided a container which fcvornout and discarded stockings may be the only require ment being that they be The hosiery will be shipped by the retailer to the governments repre