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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 3, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL Not Muck Change in Temperature Weather Details on Face Two NOVEMBER PRICE 3 ONLY IBS VISIT ADRIAN POLLS iEf Noon Count Is Less Than at General Election In 1938 BIG BALLOTS BOTHER Unless a large number of voters heed the appeals to get out the vote that are being fired at them from all sides this the number of ballots cast in Adrian today will be slim even for an off year At 1 oclock this afternoon only voters had made their marks in the citys 12 polling a fig ure that is less than onethird of the number of ballots cast at noon two years ago and is even less than the number cast at the last off year election in In 1940 when the WillkieRoose velt campaign brought the voters flocking to the polls in record smashing the 1 oclock count was The 1938 figure was Voters Eligible With persons in Adrian eligible to the early count represents only 13 per cent of the total registered The noon count for the September primary was Following the trend of the un eventful there was noth ing about this election day which was out of the Although skies were overcast and an occa sional rain drop was the weather could not be blamed for keeping voters away from the Once inside the polling the procedure was Each voter was handed three the partisan the nonpartisan ballot and the voluminous referen dum The hardest part of the procedure was to manipulate that large ballot in the small vot ing cubicles without sticking el bows through the cloth Tags for Voters The Daughters of the American Revolution are responsible for the tag method being used today to get out the After casting a each voter is given a square tag stating I have Have you The tags have been placed in each of the 12 city precincts and in many of those around the The sight of dozens of the tags on passersby was certain to be an ef fective reminder that today is the day for exercising one of the prime privileges of a The sixth precinct boasted the largest number of voters in the 1 oclock count with a total of The fifth precinct second with The voting in the southeast section of the city was lightest but is ex pected to pick up when factory workers leave their work late this The early vole in each precinct was as follows First 113 103 150 120 168 184 137 149 101 67 59 and Axis Naming Southeast Of Nalchik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS force of German and Rumanian mountain troops and sailors edged forward today in a narrow sector southeast of Nal but the enemy was reported on the defensive in other parts of the Caucasus The main Nazi which has forced a Red army withdrawal from Nalchik apparently was aimed at some 60 miles away on the military road leading to the Georgian pass through the Caucasian The army Red said the weakened by en JAPS RETREAT ormous losses at were unable to mount a general offen sive in the Caucasus and were throwing their full available strength into the comparatively local advance below Instead of carrying on their pre viouslyfavored nonstop offensive the newspaper the Germans now are taking a breath ing spell after each assault in order to bring up Battle For New Positions The who announced last night that they had withdrawn from Nalchik before Axis blows against the left flank of their cen tral Caucasus defense sought to hold new positions against su perior numbers of the The gloomy picture of develop ments in the southernmost of the combat theaters was hpw by announcement of fresh Soviet gains in the 10weeksolc battle of Despite reinforcement of the in the enemy was thrown out of several buildings in a facloo district by counterattacking Rus the noon communique Nazi fortifications and block houses were declared destroyed on the southern outskirts of Stalin A German battalion was wiped the communique Submachinegunners of Marsha Timoshenkos army aligned agains the entrenched German left flank on the Steppes northwest of Stalin grad were reported to have shot up an enemy annihilat ing about a company of A steady advance was indicated in the Soviet counteroffensive against the invaders of the westrn The Germans up again in the central Caucasus despite heavy After killing 250 Germans in the repulse of two the army troops were forced to fall back toward the mountains from the Russians Russian dispatches did not ex plain why the Germans would order seamen into fighting below more than 100 miles from the Black but the Nazi high command obviously wishes to use all the manpower available in hopes of a breakthrough before the snows FLORIDA ISLAND IN DOT BATTLE Most Violent Struggle of 12 Day Old Campaign Breaks Out 2More Jap Cruisers Sunk Japanese New Guinea Taken By Allies IBOLONDA GUADALCANAL 3 ISLAND A slow Japanese withdrawal on Guadalcanal began after Ameri can forces unleashed a battering assault of planes and a small force of Marines small arrow crossed the Matinikau attacking to the the Navy Planes supported the ground forces and hammered at withdrawing silencing enemy artillery At the same time Navy planes arrow 1 raided Jap bases at Rekata destroying planes and Democrats Expecting Victory In State Election Americans Exercise The Right To Shape Their Own Government AXIS POSITIONS PIERCED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cautious probing by his infantry and Montgomery has unleashed a considerable por tion of his armored forces against those of Marshal Erwin Rommel and the most violent battle of the 12day old Allied campaign has broken with the Allies scoring an important advance near the center of the El Alemein of ficial announcements indicated to Heavy fighting also raged in the northern coastal where tank and infantry penned in a sizeable Axis force and fought off counter This formed by Austral ian infantry on Montgomerys Brit ish eighth was believed to be about eight miles between Tel El Eisa and Sidi Abd El Rah about 18 miles west of El Todays communique said the new wedge was driven in the Axis positions near the center of the by infantry early It was termed an important ad in which many prisoners were Possibly indicating that the Allied tank forces had swarmed through the breach thus made in minefields and artillery the communique added An armored battle on a con siderable scale developed and con JAPS SHOVED TOWARD Allied Bombers Drive Scarce Materials To Be Budgeted 3 Americas scarce materials are go ing on a strict budget basis to as sure that theyre expended where it will do the Axis the most A controlled materials plan will be put into effect gradually between now and July War Production Chief Donald Nelson said to obtain careful allocation of materials used in nearly every military and civil ian article of Beginning on carbon and alloy copper and aluminum the government will measure the available amounts and then assign necessary portions for use of the allied nations and The Nelson told a press is to use these scarce materials where they will make the maximum impact on the The plan is designed to eliminate excessive or badlytimed use of these thus increasing production by preventing tempor ary shutdowns of some war plants for lack of materials as occurred in the he Squire Roosevelt Casts His Vote HYDE 3 Franklin the squire of Hyde cast his ballot today in the whiteframe town hall where he has been voting for near ly four The identified himself to the election board as a was the 175th person to enter the voting machine It was a bit of drama with Mr Roosevelt in a familiar But some of the usual cast of charac ters were Franklin for was not on hand as in past The Chief Executive asked the election board Did my missus ballot get in in time from London He was told it had not been filed and remarked that he had sent i over to her by a plane making the Atlantic crossing after she had missed receiving it in Washington by only 24 TOO TOUGH FOB AXIS Air Ministry described the midOcto ber air battleover Malta today as a deliberate trial of strength by the Axis and said that the with 133 planes shot had suffered such a disaster he had to call quits after 10 Besides 131 planes shot down by fighters defending the Mediter ranean Island the Air Ministry seven others fell to antiaircraft gunners and many more probably were TO GIVE UP TURKEY States soldiers in Britain will give up turkey on Thanksgiving so that the wounded and ill in British hos pitals may enjoy it Thousands of pounds of Ameri can turkeys shipped here for the troops will be sent instead to hos pitals and soldiers will eat ordi nary perhaps including chick Thousands of cases of American fruit and vegetable juices also are being allotted to bring ing the American army rations closer to the British which United States soldiers gradually are adopting in order to save ship ping Rome Says Axis Losses Are Heavy In Desert Battle ROME from Italian broadcast 3 losses have been heavyin a violent battle in Egyp which still is the Ital ian high command reported today but it said the British losses als had been including mor than 90 armored cars The communique said an im posing allied armored force strucl with renewed pressure yesterda on the North African desert ani that Axis troops not only stoppe it but with great sev eral times Enemy losses are es pecially in armored cars of whic more than 90 have been it Our are Fierce combats still are takin ABSENTEE BALLOTS CAST FORT 3 Approximately 600 absentee ballot were cast by soldiers it was estimated late Monday by Cap John in charge of the For Custer post Detroit an Chicago were sent the largest num he Thousands of application care for war ballots were distributed t each unit on the but the ma jority of soldiers expressed a pre ference for local absentee ballo with provisions for voting on local candidates and local By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Repub can and Democrat parties went lib todays statewide general iection with bold predictions ittory for their The campaign came to a close ast leaving in the elector tes hands the political fate of the ival Election officials estimated some here between and 00 persons would pause in their vartime activities to Featured contests pit Democratic Governor Murray vho seeks a second against lepublican Harry Kelly of De and Democratic Senator rentiss Brown of Ignace gainst the Republican Circuit Judge Homer Ferguson of Gerald Smith of De a third aspirant for s running as a sticker In VanWagoner de lared we expect to vhile Kelly Im very much atisfied as this case goes to the ury of the voting public Im con ident of victory For the first time in a the Republicans go into the electior with Detroiters who have provet heir popularity in past elections heading their The strate gists actually drafted both Kellv and Ferguson to run for this rea looking to them draw trength to the ticket in tradition Jly Democratic Wayne vhich usually casts about a third of the total Control of the state administra tive now divided between lepublicans and is at stake in the The board is composed of the eight elective ad ministrative from gover nor Six of the seats are at stake in todays Also at issue are the states 17 seats in the national House of Rep now filled by 11 Re publicans and six Democrats the LOO seats in the slate House of Rep now filled by 68 Re publicans and 32 Democrats and 32 seats in the state of which the Republicans won 22 and the Democrats 10 in the election two years A third party is on the the Prohibition Its candidate for senator is Leroy Lowell president of the Spring Ar bor Seminary and Junior Its candidate for Governor is Frederic Albion col lege Both Democrats and Republicans have given their biggest buildups U the campaigns of their senatorial and gubernatorial hop ing to carry minor candidates along with Tempest In Coffee Pot JAPS WILL tinued all Heavy fighting By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Upwards of Americans exercise today the right for which their forebears fought and for which their sons and broth irs now are the right to shape their own In the first wartime election since the voters cast ballots to determine the political complexion of the new Congress starting in January and twothirds of the 48 slate The holding comfort able majorities in Senate and House and 28 of the present gov expecled some net los But even the Republicans themselves laid no claims to an up set that would give thm control of the where their chances were conceded to be the The Re publicans needed 53 new seats to gain a claimed only from 29 to The Democrats conceded a net loss of no more than Democratic control of the Senate not Republicans claimed all the governorships in the key including New but Democrats challenged their Ballots in 47 states contained the names of more than candi dates for 33 seats in the new senate and two 60day terms in the pres ent 432 House 32 and 208 other state exclusive of slate legisla tive the only slale not voting held its election last choosing a Senator and three House members all Republi London observers said the Van guard was now 18 miles west of El indicating a steady lengthening of the sup ported by the destructive power of allied air sources maintained pending release of the days com on a DNB report broad cast by the Berlin radio that a gigantic tank battle opened yester day morning and raged far into the The Germans also asserted that British forces attempted to land from the sea behind German posi tions Sunday but were driv en The DNB announcement said Montgomery had thrown successive waves of troops against a narrow Axis sector after a preliminary artillery barrage and at some points they achieved breaches at a cost of enormous Enemy Convoy Transport Set On Fire By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MacARTHURS Headquart ground forces captured the Japanese base at in New yesterday after a grueling drive over the Owen Stanley mountains and were shoving the Japanese troops toward their coastal base at Buna today after medium and heavy allied bombers drove off an enemy convoy and set fire to a transport attempting to approach Buna with The recapture of Kokoda high lighted a sharp turn in the fighting in southeastern New where the Japanese five weeks ago were within 32 miles of Port the key allied position on the is The awareof the pre carious position of their at tempted to send two transports with an estimaled soldiers to Buna to bolster their retreating an allied communique said Allied heavy bombers sighted the transports escorted by a light cruis a destroyer and nine fighter planes and atlacked as they were approaching Many near misses were scored in Ihe first raid and five of the Japanese fighters were shot Medium bombers then attacked yesterday afternoon and dropped bombes which missed the trans port only The convoy At twilight the bombers struck again off the south coast of New Britain and scored a direct hit on one of the transports and near hits on One transport was last seen burning off Gasmata on the south coast of New it was stated NEW 3 mets and coffee experts had a bad taste in their mouths today at the mere thought of Mayor LaGuardias current suggestion to mix fresh coffee with used grounds if you want coffee at every It would make a horrible wishy washy says Richardson president of the Wine and Food If that satisfies the he can have He is a better conduc tor of an orchestra than he is a The National Coffee Association also prefers sour notes to bitter and said that in the matter of coffee concoction the mayor was playing strictly by The in advising consum ers to mix fresh coffee with used the statement said might as well have advised shiver ing New Yorkers to mix a sprink ling of coal with cold ashes and expect a roaring In the question of oldfashioned coffee pots versus modern percola the experts gave lukewarrr approval to the mayors support of the They agreed with him that said pot must be throughly And they werent so sure that the oldfashioned receptacle wasnt wasteful of because accur ate measurements therein are dif The mayors attempt to stretch1 rationed coffee started the dispute OF ALLIED 3 state administrator of war announced todaj that the war transportation pro gram will be extended throughou Michigan immediately to form swapride teams before gasoline ra tioning begins in the state Novem ber The he calls for transportation and ad ministrators to b established in all S3 counties and 13 communities of more than population not pre CLAEU 16 SHIPS SUNK BERLIN from German broad 3 special an nouncement from Hitlers head broadcast by saic today that Uboats attacking a con voy off the east coast of Canada had sunk 16 ships totaling This lacked confirmation from any other source similar German claims of Uboat successes have proved highly exaggerated or false The announcement said the con voy was bound for Voting was expected to be light even for an offyear With millions in war factories and n the fighting only about 65 per cent of those eligible were likely to or some compared with nearly in 1940 and in Men and women in the uni formed services were free to cast absentee ballots wherever but only a small were expected to do Eyes were on the New York Gub ernatorial race because of its pos sible 1944 presidential Thomas Republican can with an eleventhhour en dorsement by Wendell was in a close contest with Democrat John endorsed by President Roosevelt and through the campaign by Stale Chairman James A third candidate was Dean Foreign Minister Soong said today at his first press conference since arriving from Washington thai he had left Ihe United Slates with a full and complete assur ance of victory in the not distant He said he had come back to China with the impression that the greatest difficulties are over worst has I left with a feeling of restrained Explaining his feeling in he said he was struck by Ihe tre mendous energies of Ihe United America is building a great a tough an unbeat able he Ameri ca is not fighting last Brit on or the last Shes in the war and means to spare noth Announcing thai he would go lo England in Ihe near fulure and would pay a visit to Russia as soon as he had the Song emphasized lhat China has no terrilorial ambitions but wants to recover her own such as Manchuria and The question of increased aid to Chinas he continued was mainly a question of trans port question of logis There is no question of Americas desire to give every aid to At the start of the present he he was impressed by President Roosevelt who mobilized manpower and resources of the United States in a democratic He had the strength of a giant but didnt use it like a he was conducting a wonderful war effort which in proportion to her population sur passes that of any other Inwu PATRIOTIC LEAGUE BULLETINS 3 naval communique an nounced today that coastal forces of the British Mediterranean fleet have carried out operations to the rear of the enemys lines during the past 3 recorded a German radio broadcast today saving that the British have thrown in some 500 tanks in the greatest tank battle of the whole African Election News An election extra will be pub lished by The Telegram about oclock this giving the results on the outcome on todays It will be distributed by news boys throughout the Election bulletins will be posted in The Telegram office windows from time to Because The Telegrams tele phone circuits will be in use re ceiving election returns from the countys polling and the staff will be busy tabulating The Telegram is asking its readers not to ask for elec tion news by Fund Total Reaches With Late Reports With nearly workers aid ing the Patriotic League drive throughout the contri butions continue to pour into the organiza tions war chest from which the and nine other ar relief agencies will Figures tabulated yes terday by chairman of the city of show that 5422 has been solicited in cash and membership pledges from the citys residential In business employees and members of professional groups have con tributed Special gifts from local manufac turers total and one hundred per cent subscription among the faculty and students of Adrian Col lege raised The Independent Order of Odd Fellows has contrib uted lo the These in addition to the earliest figures released concerning the results of the industrial workers campaign brings the total of completely tabu lated results to Reports from the outcounty areas continue to indicate that the drive is being well received by Len awee Wade chair man of said yesterday that the people of his community were supporting the Patriotic League in a generous As contents of the war chest grow expressions of gratitude are beginning to be received from the various organizations which will a letter was received at the Patriotic League headquarters from a vicepresi dent of the British War Relief So After describing the alloca tion from the Patriotic League to the BWRS as very Grant writes the following It is perhaps not always fully realized how largely the goodwill from this country contributes to the morale of those on the other but I do assure you that tokens of friendship and emanatingfrom all parts of this play a very substantial part in the maintaining of this I be most grateful if you would convey to the citizens of your community the very sincere thanks of the British War Relief which has been very much stimulated by this tan gible evidence of their understand ing and desire viously The cities include East Manis Roseville and The pro gram already is functioning in 110 other Under the new mileage ration ing Halsey group riding will be an essential to ob taining supplemental rations abpve the basic A book This means that facilities for forming swapride teams must be made available in every community where such a need The state Office of War Trans he is requesting chairmen of county boards of sup ervisors to set up at once county transportation committees to sur vey the requirements of each coun Appointment of a fulltime county administrator will be re quested if the committee sees the need of a war transportation pro he The county organi he will serve rural areas and communities of less than Mayors of the 13 communities added to the urban phase of the program are being asked to organ ize local he ihormley Adds 2 Cruisers and One Destroyer to Total Enemy Loss By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Secretary Knox warned today against growing too optimistic about the Solomon Islands opera ion and said there was no doubt hat the Japanese fleet would re Knox also reported the sink ng of two additional enemy cruis ers by a United States task force n a battle off Savo island on the night of October He said that Vice Admiral Robert now back from Pacific where lie formerly was chief of naval op said that in the battle five enemy destroyers and three cruis ers were The navy communique on that engagement had reported only one enemy cruiser plus four de stroyers and a Ghorm eys report thus aded two and one destroyer to the enemys Knox said the additional damage reported by Ghormley was an ex ample of the ultra conservatism of the navy in reporting damage to the Knox declared he was particular aly proud of the navys ly proud of the navys generally had done a particularly amazing and outstanding He added that he believed the United States had developed the best type of submarines afloat and said that their successful offense justifies that An American drive to squeeze the Japanese out of Guadalcanal ap peared underway today as supported by a tempestuous aerial pressed the enemy farther away from the islands hotly con tested Japanese Retreat A Japanese announced by the navy carried the enemy back as much as two miles in one sector while Flying Fort dive bombers and American fighter planes bombard and stafed enemy positions throughout the Thus within a the fortunes of war had changed the threat of a gathering Japanese naval and land offensive in the southwestern Pacific to strengthened American domination over the Solomon Is lands Another strong force of allied AUCTIONS 5thl Auction 2 miles north of Dev ils See on Market Auction south of Victor See on Market Furniture auction northeast ol Fred Auct See on Market POINTE AUX BARQUES FINISHES FIRST AGAIN POINTE AUX 3 small community in eastern Michigans thumb dis traditionally the first pre cinct in Michigan to report its completed its tally first again this morning with these results For governor Harry 7 Governor Murray Van For United States Senator Homer 7 Senator Prentiss Demo On the constitutional convention the Pointe Aux Barques residents voted yes no 6 on the Wayne county home rule amendment the vote was yes no 6 on the milk marketing referendum the vote was yes 5 no In the non partisan judicia Supreme Court Justice Raymond Starr received Earl Pugsley The vote for seventh district congressman was Incumbent Jesse 10 Leroy For other offices on the state the tally was For lieutenant governor Eugene Republican 10 Frank For secretary of state Herman 10 Maurice For attorney general Herbert John For state treasurer Hale 8 Theodore L For auditor general Vernon 10 Carl bombers strafed the enemy and left buildings ablaze at Bononaro and reported heavy destruction in a bombardment of the Japanese neld town of Dilli on the north oast of Portuguese Timor north est of The American offensive in Guad most effective thrust since he marine invasion and capture of he airport early in came after the withdrawal of the Jap anese fleet from the Solomons bat le area after suffering heavy dam age in the seaair melee off the Stewart The enemy toll was found to b greater yesterday with the navys announcement that American sub marines in the far Pacific had sunk seven Japanese ships and three The Japanese retreat on Guadal canal commenced Sunday Solo mons Time as a small force ot supported by heavy bomb crossed the Matanikau river and began taking over new terri tory to the Bombs and bullets silenced enemj artillery fire and the American the navy were com paratively American fliers boost ed their bag of enemy planes in the Solomons to The navys Grum man Wildcats destroyed five Jap anese planes on the beach at Re kata strafed buildings and started fires at the invaders All the planes returned Elections At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OFFICES AT STAKE 33 United States 432 representa 32 governors hundreds of lesser state and county Maine elected a governor and three representatives Sept POLL CLOSINGS Varies from 3 Eastern War in rural Georgia to 11 Eastern in and San Francisco rest California 10 PROBABLE TDEB OF CON CLUSIVE COUNT Possibly before midnight EWTVfor major races in New York and some other east ern states about midnight in cen tral states tomorrow morning in western and possibly several days later if soldier absentee vote is needed to decide close PROBABLE VOTE Upwards ol TOTAL VOTING UNITS ;