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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Weather Details on Pare Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 AXIS MAY BE FACING A DUNKIRK LEAGUE TOTAL AT TODAY Latest Reports Send Fund Over the Top In Lenawee By IUVH Cratr PATRIOTIC LEAGUE DOUBLE QUOTA LIKELY The Lenawee Patriotic League was over the top by today in its drive for war relief funds and the indica tions are that the original quota of will be doubled before the drive The county war chest contained this morn ing as reports poured in from township chair men and additional Adrian While the original quota of for Lenawee was accepted by the Patriotic League as its share of the Michigan it has been the aim of league officials to double it The funds are expected to amount considerably since most of todays reports are Solicita tions and tabulations still are being completed in various sections of the From Bohn And Mai Instrumental in boosting todays total was the contribution of received from the employees of the Bohn Aluminum and Magnesium Fabricators Em ployees of the American Chain and Cable Company added to the Both of these plants were solicited by tlie Adrian Vickys dur ing the first part of he industrial campaign but difficulties in re pledges prevented an earlier announcement of the re Other Adrian organizations that have contributed are the Ad rian Star Review S3 the Jewish Aid S10 the Mon day Literary 51 and the Foremans Em ployees of the Hurd Lock Navy De partment gave From the city of George reported that has already in as eonpared with a quota of The Hudson Vickys were responsible for raising of this through their solicit ation of the industrial Other groups who contributed to the fund are the business employees and professional the and Township Reports Amounts additional to figures an nounced previously were also re ported by several township chair The local chairmen who re ported are Luella James Fore Maude Turn to Page 9 AT TIPTON Arthur Daniels Is Elected Lecturer to Fill Vacancy During the business session of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange which met yesterday in the Tipton hall Arthur Daniels was elected succeed the late Daniels and Fred a member of tlie execu tive were installed in the afternoon by James Po mona Granga The pastor of the Congregational church at Ciin ton and a veteran of World War delivered an Armistice Day ad Priest said where the sol diers left off at the end of the World the statesmen took over and failed to complete the The armistice was only a breathing spell before the second World During that war there were too many people too far away who made too much The people were willing to make sac rifices to win the war but not to win the The program included readings by Orange MrsLyle Whelan and August accordion solos by Miss Idella Rau and piano solos by Harold Announcement was made of the meeting of the Masters and Lec turers Club at the Gorman Grange hall next Tuesday evening which all present and new masters and lecturers should attend as officers will be The next meeting of the Pomona Grange will be held December 3 at Hudson Repulse Reds German Attacks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German which Red Star characterized the beginning o a new Nazi were hurle at the defenders of Stalingrad yes terday but the Russians declared today that all the assaults had been repelled with heavy Nazi The Red army organ said the Germans had thrown overwhelm ingly superior forces into the bat tle and the midday communique of the Soviet information bureau described the fighting as The official however did not go so far as to label the assaults a fullfledged offensive and the details which it gave were no indicative of a largescale Turn to Page 2 MNAlWlL AWAITS SIGNATURE OEM Approval Means 18 and 19 Year Olds May Be Called By Christmas AMENDMENT ELIMINATED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS teen age draft bill awaited Presi dent Roosevelts signature today Prompt approval would mean that some IS and 19 year old youths may be called to the army by About youngsters out ot of approximately available 18 and 19 year olds are expected to be called up this deferring the same number of mar ried men and men with Lewis Hershey lias estimated that his selective service organization will lose possibly of the to the navy and marine corps through enlistment The group talcs n all youths who had passed their eighteenth birthdays on the last registration April The Senate debated nearly five lours yesterday before adopting he recommendations of a joint SenateHouse conference commit tee which eliminated an amend mentrequiring 12 months precom bat A half dozen Senators reiterated their objections o knocking out the training but only a few scattered nays were heard when the report was adopted on a voice AUCTIONS Km Public auction west ofMadi son Linchan on Market See Auction northwest of Lineban Market See on Auction northwest of Tecutn Al See on Market Public Auction west of Pal Fred AuctSee on south of Ann Arbor See on Market Jim of See on Market Senator Pepper DFla object ed to another provision which directs local boards to defer neces sary farm workers as long as they remain on the farm and until re placements can be The Floridian contended the clause farm workers on jobs without proper determin ation that they were best serving their country Under the high school stu dents of 18 or 19 who are called up during the last half of the school year on receive deferments until the end of the In registrants who have passed their fortyfifth birthdays could not be inducted without their Todays Map For a map of northern turn to page three of todays Tele BATTLE FOR MEDITERRANEAN SPEZIA i SPAIN CORSICA BALEARIC ISLANDS 1 Mediterranean Sea STATUTE MILES With the RAF smashing at an airdrome near Tunis the first blow in a gigantic air battle to gain control of the Mediterranean corridor was Bombing came as and British raced across Algerian sands toward Tunis and with Libya another Axis reinforcements were shifted around the area 2 and Italy sent troops into Italian troops reached Nice 3 and an arc of the vulnerable Italian coast was German forces reached southern French coast but said Toulon A would not be Watches Troops Land In Africa Editors note The first detailed story of the landing of the Allied forces in Algieria is told in the following delayed dispatch from William 31yearold Associ ated Press correspondent from assigned to the expeditionary force from APs v By WILLIAM KIM WITH THE United States Ex peditionary East of 9 Delayed States soldiers swept in from the Mediterranean to take all vital objectives i st of Algiers in a single day against opposition which was fierce in The which was the east ernmost tip of a threepronged thrust against Frenchheld North was launched with a 1 landing by assault troops with wave after wave of vehicles and artillery throughout the night and With an armistice in effect this morning battlestained soldiers began setting up defensive positions against possible counterattack and making preparations to occupy the remaining points in this A heavily guarded convoy brought troops into position for landing operation in combat trans ports promptly on schedule Sat urday Silently and in total landing craft were lowered into choppy water and the first assault troops swung over side on nets ot heavy rope and took their positions in the In simultaneous units from this battle force made land ings on three beaches in the neigh borhood of Sintaya and promptly on the fixed hour of 1 The easternmost beach was used for vehicles and Turn to Page 2 SHIPBUILDING RECORD SET Merchantman Assembled In Four Hours SAN new record of four days and 15 Vi hours for assembling the mer chant Robert Peary hard ly had a chance for full recogni tion today before ship yard made to launch bit after only and eight hours from Another moral jinx for the Axis on this Friday the the Pa cific Bridge Company in Alameda prepared to float the Samuel Very from its graving dock at 8 Pacific War Her keel was laid down at last Only yesterday Henry Kaisers big Richmond shipyard 2 launched the Robert its fifth merchantman since more than halving the previous record for the class held by Kaisers Oregon Shipbuilding Bombers Hit 4 Others n Har bor at Jap BuinFaisi Base 6 TroopCarrying Loaded With Are Shot Down By RAF LAND BATTLE IN LULL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov ican submarines and bombing striking at Japanese supply lines sprawled across the South Pacific put at least 11 cargo or transport vessels out of action in the battle for the Solomon Islands and New Seven of the equipment andi troopcarrying craft were sent loi SENDS LETTER TO the bottom by torpedoes launched from farranging Heavy bombers caught four others in the harbor at the Jap 10 FORCESOF ALLIES Says Axis Has Met Its Marne and Faces Inevit able Defeat anese BuinFaisi base in the north ern All were On land in the Solomons a lull apparently has developed in the battle between American troops and Japanese invaders seeking to regain Henderson airfield from which bombers can control many shipping In New the battling of ground troops continues to pile up victories for American and allied MacArthur reported the enemy was retreating from the OiviGorari area where the Japanese had sought to gain control in the Owen Stanley Moun tain The retreat might de velop into a disorderly offic ial reports for the Japs have abandoned much equipment and left behind some i Enemy aerial attacks on Amer ican held positions in the Solomons were made at heavy the navy Navy interceptor planes shot down 17 Japanese bombers and Zero fighters and possibly three more dive bombers and two fight ers were American losses in repelling the attack were seven ranging Uin in addition to sinking seven Jap anese ships also damaged and pos sibly sunk an enemy the navy Of the cargo and transport ves sels sunk by three were large a tank er and cargo vessel two medium a cargo carrier and an aux iliary and two a cargo ship and patrol Those sinkings brought to 141 the number of enemy vessels sunk or damaged by American undersea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS iers of France have been invited by John leader of the armies in France in to join the ranks of the allied nations so their country will once more be His invitation was extended through a letter to President Roosevelt in which who Rommel Kept On The Run By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS steady pressure of allied land and air forces kept Field Marshal Rom mels battered Africa corps on the run Unable to reorganizehis forces for a so closely was he pur sued by the British eighth Rommel was reported moving sup plies and equipment westward across the Libyan desert from To bruk in an effort to save something from the British military quarters recalled how a British garrison held out in Tobruk for eight months in though ringed by Axis Exactly how many troops Rom holds the rank of general the mel sti11 had at nis disposal was declared the Axis nas met but the total was dwin its Marne and faees in evitable Pershing made an appearance yesterday with the President at the Armistice Day ceremonies at the tomb of the Unknown Following is the text of the gen erals through which he ex pressed himself to the French peo ple Yesterday I was privileged to stand by your side at Arlington be fore the tomb of an American soldier who life to arrest the course of German I tried to imagine what his re sponse would be to your promise hat the enemy which he confront ed again will be beaten and the dream of a better world for which he surely will be As you 24 years seemed to roll with the consequence that as his commanderirichief I dare at tempt in all humility to say to you today the words cannol dling daily as flying British col umns hacked at his American and British airmen also were reported taking a heavy toll of Axis blasting cease lessly at the enemys line of re Particularly heavy attacks were delivered on lines of trucks streaming along the coastal high way from Tobruk to 30 miles further last major obstacle barring the eighth armys sweep into Libya was removed with the fall of Hal faya pass on the Egyptian side of the frontier on Armistice New Zealand supported by overran this strong na tural foughtover in previous five minutes after launching their at The operation resulted in the of an additional 600 ALLIES MAY BEAT I am certain with you that oui enemies who have visited all the horrors of a new war on the civiliz ed world face inevitable de that the high water mark ol their conquest has been reached and that they are in I am positive with that the peoples whom they brutalized and the territories which they ravaged in days not long be who ap peared bitter at havingbeen abarir doned by the The Germans ran leaving their spokesman We did not even fire a We are glad to be out of the Turn to Page 9 at the Samuel Very is Adrian Schools Close 3 Country Schools Close Wednesday Under New Registration Plans Important changes have been made in the plan to register car owners for gasoline The rural schools will be closed one day Novem ber and the registration hours will be from 9 to 9 The registration hours at rural schools for the other two November 19 and November will be from 4 to 9 Adrian motorists will register for gasoline rationing Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings at five elementary school buildings it was announced today by George superin tendent of On those three registrations may be made between 1 oclock in the afternoon and 9 oclock at All of the elementary schools in the city will be closed on those three afternoons although classes will be held as usualduring the Motorists may register at the New Mc Jefferson and Washington school No registrations will be held at the McKinley prim mary building on East Maumee Street No registrations will be made either at the junior or senior high school buildings where classes will be in session as Elementary school teachers will be In charge of the registration as sisted by volunteer workers from outside the school The rural schools at which the registration will be held were an nounced last week and the list will be published again in The Telegram before the registration said that various chairmen of the school reg istration committees will check with the teachers who have been assigned to help them Wednesday regarding work schedules and oth er The chairmen will take care of the registration alone Thursday and Friday after noons until other teachers arrive to In order to take care of the larg est possible number of registrants school will every child be asked to in the tell his parents of the registration point nearest their Rural resi dents will be urged to register The Lenawee county war price and rationing board said today that it is proceeding with arrangements tions it received when the post ponement was announced Registration throughout the county will be held 19 and Vil lage and city school systems will carry out their original assign ments in the smaller ship than the but Pacific Bridge officials said it takes as much work to put tons into the water as the larger Spirited competition on the con struction end of this war business and new methods of prefabricat ing entire sections of ships have made tire assembling of a mer chantman a matter of days where it took many months during the World For the sake of both these ships were rather than in record The prefabrication process is handled separately from the actual and begins weeks be fore the keel is The entire cabin sections and the are hauled to the ways in giant car riers io be welded into So complete are the ships at the launching that only a few days are required before actual deliverj to the Maritime At neither yard was there a slackening of work on other ways to speed the record Clay general manager of Kaisers Richmond cred ited workmen with making the mark Our primary purpose has been the experimenting in new prefab ricating he and after receiving hundreds of val uable suggestions and timesaving inventions from our workers we all decided to try them on one hull and see what would TO TAKE TIRES AGAIN The Railway Express Company office in Adrian is ready once again to accept excess tires from Adrian motorists for sale to the government The sale of tires through the Adrian office of the company was halted for a few days this week because the supply of government forms was A new supply of forms now has been received and motorists with excess tires either may bring them for registration under the the company office in located at the New York Central depot on Michigan or call the express company by Excess designated as more than five for each must be turned in before gasoline ration coupons will be raiders since the attack on Pearl that The total includes 93 ves sels 21 probably sunk and 27 ITALY FACES THREAT OF ALLIED Faced with its first threat of in vasion in the a quailing Italy is hastily looking to its defense against American and British radio reports today indi The obvious apprehension among the Fascists was considered all the more significant by those acquaint ed with wartime Italy because an Allied invasion still is believed here to be a long way Italian al most certainly has reached a new low as the first effect of Allied occupation of French North Afri This statement is based on firsthand knowledge of the fluc tuations of Italian morale in the particularly during the ill starred Greek It is backed by the Fascist propaganda ministrys broadcasts to the peo As overheard by American lis tening the Rome radio is ex horted Italians to cease their Mussolinis Popolo dltalia has called on Italians to hold a now familiar plea in times of stress on the internal The Duce used it particu larly a year ago when Italians be gan to grumble more or less open ly at the of stringent food Equally indicative of Italian morale is the ladling out of an other brand of propaganda sooth ing syrup by the Rome Ever since the RAF bombed Sardinia the radio has been ap pealing to the patriotism of that island TA miles south of The broadcasts have featured the national anthem of whose king Vittorio EmanueleII became the first king of United Italy in Similar attempts to inspirit the Sicilians and Neapolitans were made when their areas were bomb ed by the RAF last The Fas cist leaders know that even if the Sardinians fall into panic under the they are high ly individualistic and independent island people whose loyalty to the Romp regime might waver under the blows of an unpopular Turn to Page 2 I am convinced with the civilization which Germany and its allies have at tempted to turn back will be re built with fearless realism and without on a more solid basis which does not this the seeds of a new cata Over the last week end our side by side with the fight ing men of Britain and of took the first great step toward the total liberation of French soil and the soil of all the unconquered Patriotic Frenchmen will know that our presence in North Africa is the promise of their whether they are in German pri on the slave gangs of the German or in the vast concentration camp which the Ger has made of My former comradesinarms will be lieve me when I tell them that the Turn to Page 9 E ATLENA1E Seven Room House Was Owned By Schuneck A seven rooro frame house owned by Schuneck and located a mile north of Lenawee Junc tion was completely destroyed by a fire which evidently started from an exploding kerosene stove in the basement at oclock this Schuneck went to the base ment and found the fire spreading rapidly from the stove which was used to heat Realizing that the flames were spreading too rap idly for her to the rural truck of the Adrian fire depart ment was When the firemen arrived the fire was burning briskly in the basement and was spreading up into the partitions of the Water from the tank carried by the truck and a 35 gallon tank ol chemicals were used in aneffort to bring the fire under control but without When they found that the fire had too great a head way to be the firemen withdrew to protect a nearby barn from sparks being blown about by a strong An 11 year old boy who was ill in the house was moved to a neigh bors home but only a small amount of furnishings was removed from the burning Firemen were told that the loss was not covered by 13 The War Department announced today the rescue of a flier from Eddie Rickenbackers missing plane in the Pacific and added it is believed possible that oher surviv ors may be on life rafts in the same general The rescued flier was Wil liam The department said he was picked up by the navy in good but The rescue immediately inten sified search of the vast ocean areas south of Honolulu where Rickenbackers plane disappeared October when the World War flying ace was on his way to the South Pacific to survey army air forces for Secretary of War Stim son and Henry Ar air force The War Department in announcing Cherrys that in the unidentified area of the South Pacific he was an intensive search of the area is being made by surface vessels and longrange Cherry was pilot of the Ricken backer It was last heard from on October 21 in a message picked up by an island station southwest of Honolulu saying suf ficient gasoline remained for only about one hours RFC Takes Over Monroe Steel Plant By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With the full cooperation of of ficials of the Republic Steel Cor the RFC today took over the companys Monroe plant to manufacture forged aluminum cyl inder Julius assistant United States and Republic Steel Officers appeared before Judge Arthur Lederle on an or der to show cause why the RFC should not have immediate occup ancy of the plant and as no objec tion was raised by the the RFC was placed in The plant will engage in the manufacture of forged aluminum cyclinder Kabatsky told the The corporation has been very The RFC the plant un der the second war powers and presumably will turn it over later to whatever governmental agency will have charge of the Kabatsky said that corporation officials would confer later with the government over the price to be He explained that the plant is already engaged in war PORTJF ESCAPE Racing for German General Abandons Stra tegic Tobruk By ASSOCIATED PRESS powerful striking force of Eisenhow ers combined army swept toward Tunisia today in strength which suggested that it might break on through and beat Rommel to the last major port of escape left after his headlong flight west of There were many indications that this time the Axis was too with too in its effort to grab off was well aware of A British announcement that RAF fighters had shot down six big Ital ian troopcarrying planes filled with German troops and flying probably from In dicated that the Nazis might be hastily pulled out the garrisons they had rushed to that French Bright with prospects of contin ued allied this was the pattern of developments American assault troops lead ing the new British First army were expected to cross the Tunisian frontier coming within 400 airline miles of the great Libyan port of with little prospect of any resistance in Tunisia that they cannot Racingfor Rommel abandoned the historic siege port of Tobruk to the British this loo hardpressed to put up a withfully 600 airline miles of des ert trail between him and French North Africa was ad justing itself quickly to its new role as a vast AmericanBritish offen sive and the Germancon trolled Vichy radio said Au guste former French com missioner general of had joined Admiral Jean Darlan in al lied councils at Allied spokesman declared here that considerable numbers the German 1940 armistice commis sion in North Africa had been cap tured by the United States forces and presumably were considered prisoners of Field Marshal Jan Christiaan premier of the union of South declared that the spectacular BritishAmerican cam paign made possible a great allied offensive year in 1943 which might end the war in Casualties Light An allied spokesman said prelim inary and partial reports show that American casualties in the North African operation have been ex tremely Observers here estimated that an American assault force which land ed yesterday at 60 miles west of the Tunisian should cross that frontier easily leading the way for Ander sons British See MEDITERRANEAN Page 9 BULLETINS RIO DE 13 OP foreign ministry spokesman said today word had been received that the Germans invaded the Braz ilian embassy in Vichy and that the Brazilian ambassador protested to the Petain 13 President Roosevelt said today he had received a very satisfactory re ply from General Francisco head of the Spanish to his message assuring Spain that the American expedition to North Afri ca was in no way directed against Spanish The talking at his press gave no details of the Francoreply and said also ie had no information whether the Bey of Tunis had answered his message requesting permission to send troops across French 13 MV Accusing Representative JMaas R Minn of having rendered aid and omfort to the enemy in a speech Broadcast last Representative Vincent DKy called today for Jongressional investigation of Vlaas serious In a letter to Chairman Vinson DGa of the naval affairs com the Kentuckian said he was astounded by some of the state ments made by who charged ack of organization in the armed If his speech had been dictated n Berlin or Vincent U could not have been more effect ive in breaking down the morale of our