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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain Weather Details on Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 A A RAIN To Applications Expected Next Week For B Books TIME MAY BE TOO SHORT The application forms of some Lenawee county motorists who registered for gasoline ration ing Wednesday Thursday and Fri day will be picked up Monday by sheriffs officers and brought to the Lenawee county rationing board for Guy Ne secretary of the board said The registration for the basic ration allowing 240 miles of driving a month ended last night No total figures are but it is believed that most car own ers in this county received their A ration Those who failed to apply for the basic ration this week will have to wait until December 2 to Late applications will be handled only at the rationing board office at the court They may be mailed in or present ed but they will not be handled until December 2 and the board Gasoline rationing is scheduled to begin December and those who have not received their A ration card will be unable to pur chase gasoline after December 1 until they get B Books Likely The rationing board is now mak ing preparations to handle appli cations for supplemental B and C Yesterday board officials estimated that from to such applications would be receiv Persons with A ration cards are eligible to apply for supple mental This may be done either by mail or by appearing personally at the rationing board office any time next Of ficials hoped to obtain the services of volunteers from the Civilian De fense Council to help in processing the The board will attempt to process all B and C ap plications before rationing but was of the opinion that the lime would be too The Lenawee county civilian de fense council has arranged to help car owners in filling out their ap plication forms for supplemental rations Tuesday and Wed nesday throughout the In Adrian the volunteer work ers will be in the chambers ol the city hall from 9 5 Tuesday and Wed and from 7 to 9 on Monday and Wednesday Assistance in other towns may be had as follows in Seegers Store from 9 to each day Wade in the village clerks of fice from 1 to 5 Clin Foremans office from 9 to 5 each day and evenings by The superintendents of the Hudson and Addison schools were making ar rangements for assistance in their respective Help Not Necessary The board stated that it was not necessary to obtain help from these sources in filling out the forms Individual applicants may fill out their own blanks and send them in if they We have been swamped for the last two or three days by people who have been asking questions concerning A rations and supple mental said yesterday Next week we will have all that we can do to process supplemental ration The county registra tion this week was anc very few complaints were Harry chairman of the rationing estimated yester day that two weeks will be requir ed to process all applications for extra Probably to of these forms will come he We could use 5 volunteer workers all day for two weeks to process Such work ers of would have to work under the supervision of the mem bers of the gasoline panel of the rationing The gasoline panel is composed of Kauff man and George Baker of Adrian and Victor Keip of The Railway Express Company office in Adrian collected 961 used tires from Lenawee county motor ists in the Jast two officials reported as motorists dis possed of their tires to the govern ment to qualify for basic A gaso line rationing The two days were the busiest at the ex press office since the sale of lire to the government started abou three weeks Express offi cials arc not permitted to disclose the total number of tires receivet for government NARROW ESCAPE 21 IP Brig Patrick chief o the Army Air Force Bomber Command in the Middle nar rowly missed being shot down by Axis fighters when he was return ing from one of the longest bomb ing flights of the it was dis closed More than 70 bullet and cannon shell holes were counted in the plane in whichhe was a passenger Part of its rudder was destroyet and made temporarily useless anc an engine went dead but was re Two crewmen were wounded but the general escaped SCENE AFTER TRAIN WRECK CALLS PROBLEM SERIOUS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS sands of Detroit motorists still were unregistered for gasoline rationing today after the close of the three day registration period for the These cars and tender left were strewn along the iakima River after a Northern Pacific train wreck which killed one and injured five near Will Replace Prentice On Lenawee Board The appointment of Frederic Kellogg to the Lenawee county selective service board was an nounced by draft officials here yes Kellogg will occupy the position left vacant by the George Prentice who left Adrian September 27 to become a field di rector for the American Red The appointment was made by President Roosevelt upon the rec ommendation of Governor Murray The oath of of fice and pay waiver was signed fay Kellogg Kellogg has resided on Ad rian Route for the past two Prior to hat time he re sidedin where he maintained active practice as a retiring from fession shortly before coming He is a graduate to of Princeton University and received his medical degree at the Univer sity of done graduate work He has also in Philadel During the first World War he served as an examining physi cian for a Pittsburgh draft For a few years before his re Kellogg was employ ed as the medical referee for the Mutual Life Insurance Company in as assistant medical referee for the Equitable Life In surance and was one of six doctors who served on the heart a Pittsburgh organi zation dealing with this phase of At one time he was quiz master of the examining of Penn sylvania doctors who had recently received their Kellogg is the former Ger trude daughter of the late and of Ad Route and Kel logg have two a son Fred eric who is senior materials pn ginecr for the Tennessee Valley and a daughter TORPEDOES 3 SHIPS Coastal Command inter cepting an Axis convoy off the Dutch coast scored tor pedo hits on two supply ships and an escort The Air Min istry said It announced the loss of three Coastal Command planes in the days t ALCTIONS east of Olivet on BrookfieW Frank See on Market War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS allies batle Germans on outer defenses of Bi zerle and Tunis while Flying Fort resses pound foe hemmed on 30 mile coastal Hitler reported rushing airborne including as battle waxes British Eighth Army chas es Rommel toward El Agheila de file in where Axis marshals last stand is plasters Turin again in heaviest raid yet made on losing three RUSSIA Resurgent Russians capture heights at Stalingrad and in Caucasus with bloody FRANCE Laval urges alliance with Germany and promises volun teer legions to fight NEW GUINEA Japs trapped in BunaGona coastal strip fight back desperately as pressing allies battle mile from Buna baseam struggle for landing field on village to wipe out remaining Jap bases in Solomons looms as troops follow up great naval victoiy with slaughter of foe that makes grip on Guadalcanal now very Japs total losses on Guadalcanal put at 000 on island with to more believed killed in sink ing of eight transports last Red Army Shows New Strength By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ly storming heights at Stalingrad and in the the Russians were reported showing fresh strength today in their bloody give andtake with the German invad During the night a Red srmy unit dislodged the enemy from a strongly fortified height southeast of Nalchik in the midCaucasus and killed 300 the mid day communique In the Moz dok sector to the northeast of Nal chik another Soviet unit was cred ited with killing 100 foemen in a small scale attack such as the Rus sians have been launching in in creasing numbers tor several Overnight at Stalingrad attacks by small enemy groups were re Turn to RUSSIANS Page 3 Says New Farm Workers Will Be Needed In Next Year 21 The need for new farm workers next year to meet food production requirements was fore seen by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics today if present mili tary induction and industrial em ployment trends the will lose a million bureau workers from its labor force during the 12month period ending next July Indica tions it that an addi tional will have been lost by the end of the 1943 harvest sea At the same the bureau needed agricultural produc tion next year would require 000 more workers than were avail able in To meet these needs It suggested that some likely sources of new help could be found among farm boys reaching the age of 14 and old er men and physically handicapped persons now Other suggestions included Employment of more half to replace women al ready working in agriculture who are to migrate into non agricultural and the other half to serve as a net addition to the number of women presently employed in agriculture Employment of more workers who live on to perform farm work in addition to carrying on their usual occupations Help of more children in next year we would have under 14 years of to recruit new Another important The bureaus figures were made public shortly after of Agriculture Wickard told farmers in a radio talk that recent increases in wartime food demands caused him to feel more and more con cern over the nations ability to meet those The bureau said that perhaps some public action can be taken to relieve some of the need for new source of farm the bureau is the reservoir of underemployed farm who because of limited operating lack of knowledge or for other reasons are producing very little for The extent to which these operators are assisted to become more productive in either at home or in new jobs on other farms or will affect the farm labor situation HOLD QN FAIL 10 REGISTER FOR Official Believes Many May Have Decided To Cease Driving British Take Bengasi Again Contact Retreating Forces Of Rommel Near Agedabia Says Supply Of Doctors Must Not Be Curtailed At Source Charles surgeon general of the says that the supply of future physi cians required for both the mili ratiohtary and civilian effort must not be curtailed at the Explaining that the lowering ot the jiraft age to IS created new more than had failed to period for the basic A Officials of the Office of Price problems to medical and premed ical Hillman ex pressed nope that the War Depart ment would work out comprehen sive plans to assure a continuous supply of new physicians for es sential industries and civilian com There are an estimated motorists in the Reg istration had fallen off after the opening day head of gaso line rationing in said many Detroiters might have de cided to quit driving but that that still would leave many thousands unaccounted We are facing a serious prob Broadwell Weve got to get these people to we just dont know what well Broadwell said he believed that many persons apparently had hoped for a lastminute reprieve from in view of agitation for delay of nationwide British Source Calls It The MM PLANES and had decided not toj The OPA pointed out that the unregistered drivers faced the like lihod of driving with no more gaso line than that in their tanks after when nationwide rationing Drive To Wipe Out Other although there are provi Bases In Solomons Shaping Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An American drive to wipe out re maining Japanese bases in the Sol omon Islands appeared near at hand today as terrific destruction of enemy troops and ships seemed to clinch he United States hold on Heaviest Yet Made On Italy 3 RAF PLANES MISSING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Italian sions for resuming basic rationing arsenal at Turin was attacked last night by RAF bombers in a raid which an authoritative British termed the heaviest yet made on Of the scores of Hal Lancasters and Wellingtons The registration response wheffe in Michigan was ahead of source the OPA May Appeal to President i Lancasters ana Wellingtons 21 assigned to the three fail bipartisan congressional bloc was ecj to speaking at an American Medical Association con ference said that unless provision was made to assure a minimum of twoyears premedi cal education for those planning to enter medical only wom en and the physically unfit would be able to enter medical Students actually matricu lating in approved medical Hillman told the are being placed under military jur with inactive in order to complete their medical education and one year Leonard chief of the medical division at Nation al Selective Service who spoke at the same said that with the induction of youths of 18 and 19 the problem of the medical student and pre medical students is again upper since their training requires ordinarily seven In the ac celerated program now in opera ion a minimum of five years training is Various solutions have been sug ested for the handling of the ed ucation of this he and asserted that there is a possibil ty that special enlisted corps will be created to cover the premedi cal student Frank Lahey of chairman of the Board of Pro curement and Assignment Service for said the country as a vhoie had met the quotas of phy sicians asked by the armed They now have doctors for every men and there is one doctor for every reported unofficially today to be its hopes for postponement of nationwide gasoline rationing upon the possibility of intervention by President Tile likelihood increased that the The others made the round trip successfully in another of the mass attacks that are prov ing an economical way to tear a the industrial vitals of the The first British announcement Announcing for the first time group would appeal directly to thejof foray did not specify tne that he American grip on House a delay even of the raiding force or the the chance that Congress would1 prized island and its strategic stop base is now very Secrej Members of the tary of Navy Knox reported yescomposed of congressmen from the tejtlay that half of a force of western oilproducing Japs landed on Guadalcanal had ceded freely there was little possi beeii s 1 a u g h t e r e d and rest bility that legislation could be Possibility of duplication in the navys reports of enemyships lost in the great American sea victory of last week also was dispelled by Knox who declared 28 Japanese vessels had been These com prised a another battle ship or heavy six heavy two light six de stroyers and 12 transports and car go Ten more were the first American naval officer to return to Pearl Harbor since the defeat of the Jap anese armada estimated that the foes attempts to recapture Guadal canal had cost the lives of perhaps Japanese on the island From to more were believed killed in the sinking of eight loafled enemy Declaring that the sol diers and sailors felt that they had been through everything and have taken everything the Japs could Lieut Dewitt added at Pearl Harbor last night Theyre optimistic and already are talking about the next move Turn Jo PACIFIC Page 5 Deaths of Workers Greater Than Those Of Fighters dental deaths of American workers have exceeded deaths of American fighters by a rate of more than 7 to 1 since the war the Na tional Safely Council found Casualties to the armed forces from Pearl Harbor to excluding the African cam have been wounded and missing or total of the or ganization Casualties to American workers through accidents in the same per iod have been dead and The Council reported that 000 Americans had been killed and approximately injured in accidents since last Those totals embraced nonworkers as well as workers and included thousands of workers and key men in the nations war pro who cannot be The statistical study in contrast was public Jo emphasize anew the maxim that accidents help the Axis by draining man power that is vital to Casualties on the battle front are a necessary sacrifice to per petuate our said Ned the councils executive vice Casualties on the home through are preventable and hinder the efforts of our fighting men by sabotaging the production of the weapons and material of Those who fall in battle die for a Those struck down accidents die in It is the duty of every patriotic American to conserve majnpower for We must stop whipped into shapeto rationing order before the 1 Out of a meeting of a committee representing that group came in direct intimations of the plan to lay the case before the President and ask for a delay of at least a month in order to reopen a study of the entire gasoline Weve mapped out a declared Jed Johnson D and I think that it will be effective at an early In response to a question Turn to GAS Page 6 Allied Generals Forced to Swim For Their Lives By MtllLIN SPENCER WITH ALLIED FORCES NEAR New officer at head quarters who writes the communi ques used a half dozen words Wed nesday to tell how Japanese bomb ers sank two Allied trawlers off the Buna coastal but he didnt mention that two Allied generals were aboard the trawlers and had to swim to One general watched the bomb ers swooping in for their attack and called for a He blazed away until he was forced to leave the sinking The other also took the attack with fine disdain and remained at a commanding Both officers had to swim nearly a half mile to shore with the men and both refused any insist ing that others needed it Their names are still a military se Thackslon of An telling of the experi said that as soon as one man reached he would get his breath and then go back into the water to help someone The Japanese bombers also at tacked the Allied positions along the shore the I walked down the beach to a small native hut built on stilts where the doctors were at work on the They had been on the and were dead but they worked I watched Leonard Mil careks of Major Parker Harbin of George Pugeley of and Rogers of Milwau kee bandage the wounded by flash Helping them were Sergeants Leonard Hart of and Quinn of Indianapolis and Private Phil Rosenberg of Oak Some of the men were injured but they did not During the height of the attacks on the ground as Robert Doyle of the Milwaukee Journal and I lay hugging the shelter of a we heard a soldier say ing over and over Damn well get them The soldier was Sergt Fred Nish an American pf Japanese scent ffomlos but reports from the south coast of England said great numbers of the big bombers droned southeast in the night and their goal presumably was the in dustrial region of northern i Press correspond southeastern port said the heavy bombers rumbled across the channel in for an hour last flying high above an over It was fourth raid on Italy in eight and the in cluding one by since the latest and heaviest bomb offensive was set off October 22 with a grand scale lambasting of key supply port for Axis forces in North Other raids in this series have been on Savona and the most recent previous one having been on the latter city Wednesday Turn to RAID Page 6 WILL LEAVE MONDAY Two groups will leave the Lena wee selective service headquarters in Adrian one bound for active service at Fort Custer anc the other for possible induction in The Fort Custer group is made up of those who passed final physical examinations and were inducted in Detroit No vember They are to meet at the Short Way Lines bus station on West Church Street at oclock Monday morning and their bus will leave for Battle Creek at Those who are to go to Detroit are to meet at the Adrian armory on West Maumee Street at Monday evening for roll call and final instructions They will reassemble later at the Wabash railroad station from which they will take the train for Detroit at Jacques French Attacked by Mob ques a leading French pro was attacked by a crowc armed with bludgeons recently anc and was taken to a hospital se verely the London Daily Express said today in a French Frontier Dispatch quoting Paris The dispatch said that Dorior and his bodyguard were set upon as they left a meeting of Doriots National which has demanded that France declare war on the United States and Bri tain because of the Allies occupa tion of French North It was reported that the editor and politician suffered four broken ribs and may lose the sight of his left eye as a result of the beating A former who swung over to the Fascist Doriot has been the target of several as sassination the latest on Oc tober 5 when a bomb was founc in a Paris theater where he was to It did not Popular Front Party headquar ters in Paris and other French cities have been bombed by Allied FrancoNazi Alliance Laval Accuses of Tearing Em pire to Bits VICHY From French Broad Laval advocated an alliance with Ger many as Europes sole hope for peace in a broadcast to the people of Nazioccupied France last night and declared new volunteer legions would be raised to answer the fresh insults which France has had to suffer from the Allied campaign in North We areagain seeking reconcili ation and an entente with Ger Laval declared in his first address since he was given dicta torial powers and named as politi cal heir to Marshal He accused the United States and Britain of tearing away bit by bit at the French empire because o their losses in the He said he was certain of a German victory From what has happened in North Africa we have discoverec the fate that waits us tomorrow Roosevelt gets away with Lava We would have to submi to a domination by Communists and The dark little collaborationists talk of volunteer as the detachments which have fough alongside the Germans on the Rus sian that Lava was not prepared at this time to thrust the nation into a formal state of war against the HI did not mention the existing French army regiments and the Toulon based fleet which still take order from In his 15minute speech Laval assured his people again that Ger many would not lose the de clared he had tried to maintain peace with the United States anc blamed President Roosevelt fo bringing French and Americans ti gunpoint after centuries of friend He scoffed at American and Brit ish assurances that the French North African empire would be re stored to a democratic France afte the and said that instead those nations were seizing the French empire seeking compensation fo losses to Japan in the orient which they know are Urging his people to lay asid their ancienN animosity for Ger he said an entente with Germany is the only guaranty fo peace in He asserted will never accept for my country a parliamentary government as had BULLETIN 2 armored forces streaming into Tu nisia closed with German forces to day in the opening phases of a full scale assault on a Tobruklihe ar of defenses within which the Axis has been herded with its back t the around Bizerte and Tunis United British and Fight ing French troops already were re ported by North African radio sta tions to hold all of Tunisia excep those two bridgeheads which th with airborne reinforce is defending behind barri cades hastily flung out about 3 miles in a semicircle about each potfc HI AXIS Other Planes Attack Enemy Shipping Off Tunisia Vessel Left Sinking tri umphant British Eighth Army rais d its flag over Bengasi again yes erday and swift forward units of he Allied racing across the lump of made contact with Pommels retreating army near about 100 miles south of the British announced to The mass of the broken Axis army apparently had reached the avorable defensive positions pro dded by the bottleneck in the El Agheila some miles further along the coastal road southwest of These remnants of the army vhich Rommel led into Egypt to hreaten the great British naval base of Alexandria and the Nile itself were again favored by ioor flying weather which inter fered with the usual Allied punish ment of the retreating Axis col Bengasi Evacuated The German high command an nounced yesterday that Bengasi tad been evacuated according to a prepared The Axis announce nents rejoiced that Rommel had een to escape the British trap at the Libyan coastal With the evacuation of Rommel gave up the last supply port for his army until he reaches still some 400 miles behind him along the coastal Working in smooth coordination vith the British and American lorces driving on Bizerte and Tunis from the middle east com mand sent bombers from Malta to raid the Axis airdromes in from which reinforcements have been reaching Other bombers attacked Axis sniping off Tunisia and one on vessel was left sinking after a combined attack by bombers and torpedo which set the ship on A larger vessel was raked with cannon fire off Cape ind two German plaones were shot down in that Hitler was reported sending a stream of reinforcements into this fading foothold in North The allied troops were reported within 30 miles of both cities and one vanguard was placed even clos 25 miles southeast of A spokesman at allied head quarters said it is certain that the struggle for control of Tunisia is growing in The Algiers radio reported early today that allied armored troops are pouring across the Tunisian Pushing Eastward Allied the an nouncer are proceeding eastward without making contact with the Several bombs were dropped in Algiers last night and caused some the radio report The alert lasted SO an Algerian city near the Tunisian had three alarms it was From Axisheld airfields in the coastal German planes went up to challenge the advancing allied troops and they were en gaged by allied fighters in furious air Nine Axis planes were reported shot down by the RAF in a An allied force from Algiers was believed cutting eastward across central Tunisia toward Gabes and the coastal road to SO miles beyond the Tunisian Dispatches from allied head quarters said the Germans had taken but that French Tunisian troops were in action in an effort to prevent the Nazis from establishing communications with Earlier the radio at French equatorial had re ported that all Tunisian territory with the exception of the Tunis Bizerte stretch now is in the hands of the New French recruits for the growing allied army in Algeria and Tunisia were fighting French quarters here Some French soldiers loyal to the allied cause were expected to be released under an amnesty order from the concentration camps where they have been held on ord ers from it was If the French colonial troops can hold the coastal road southeast of Gabes until British and forces reach the Axis armies will be split into Tunisian and Libyan forces and Rommels posi tion will be even more The German radio declared that Nazi forces in Tunisia were being reinforced rapidly and Axis planes were divebombing allied German military quarters were quoted as saying that operations in this war theater will be limited mainly to fighting in the coastal and for naval   

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