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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 7, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change in Temperature Wtathtr on Paw NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 ROMMELS ARMY ABOUT TO COLLAPSE BEAT Fierce Battle Rages South of Japanese Coastal Base at Buna ENEMY LOSSES ARE HEAVY can and Allied advances in the Sol omons and New Guinea battle fronts had crashed headon into suddenly stiffened Japanese resist ance today with enemy troops pay ing heavily for unsuccessful ef forts to regain lost Lodged between two Japanese forces awaiting a chance to sprin on the Americanheld airbase in Marines and soldiers beat off several strong enemy assaults from the the Navy reported last The Americans clung to iheir land gains obtained in an offen sive that was started last the Navy and repulsed the counterattacks west of Matani kau with heavy losses to the East of the airfield near Koli Point where the foe twice succeed ed in landing reinforcements for a Japanese concentration in the last few the battle lines remained Further how were expected The Japanese attempts to stall the armymarine offensive in Guadalcanal occured the night of the Navy and drew withering fire not only from ground forces but from American planes as The aircraft strafed enemy troops and installations contin No Japanese aerial opposition was mentioned and apparently the American planes retained control of the The Allied advance in New Guinea to the west of the Solo mons also collided with Japanese ground troops and presumably a fierce battle was raging about 50 miles south of the enemys coastal base at Turn to PACIFIC Page 9 I il Patriotic League Total Now Stands at The Lenawee county war relief fund received a boost of to day as the first township report was submitted by Merle Por township chairman of Bliss to the Patriotic League head Porter reports that the industria canvass in her territory realiz ed S357 UIP business and p r o f e s s i and rural In an nouncing theso Mrs Porter said thai only the industrial canvass had been completed and that solicita tion is still being conducted among the other groups listed The totals received today from Blissfield and the surrounding together with contribu tions from five more Adrian or shoved the Patriotic League total of war relief funds to The organizations from which contributions have been re ceived are the Enterprise Rebekah Lodge the Chit and Chatter Club the Adrian Progressive Womens Club Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the Sigma Phi Gamma sorority Patriotic League officials todav urged that chairmen throughoal the county complete their solicita tion as quickly as possible and make their report so that the vol ume of lastminute tabulating ma be According to Claude campaign manager o the several township chairmen have reported that al but one or two sectional workers have completed their assignments Every sectional worker will give added assistance to his chairman by promptly canvassing his area and making a report to his chair Porter The industrial and business canvass in every locality having been he continued The residential groups shoulc canvass every home where i League membership sticker is no displayed so that every citizen o Lenawee county may have an op portunity to become a member o the league and contribute to thi league war From Tecum Wade chairman or tha reports that one worker been assigned to each block in A similar plan in each lo cality will guarantee everyone an opportunity for contributing to thi chest Weather News The news of the weather appears today on page ALLIED MOVES WORRY AXIS GIBRALTAR Sea CASABLANCA MOROCCO VICNT ALGERIA IVICHTI LIBYA ITALIAN ANGLO EGYPTIAN SUDAN FRENCH WEST AFRICA VICHTI Lake Chad BATHURST GUINEA FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA STATUTE MILES Rommels retreat In coupled with Allied military moves in other parts of Africa has caused Axis according to reports reaching Allied The German radio discussed the possi bility of Allied operations againstNorth Africa and a movement against Casablanca Axis commen tators have been reporting a gathering Allied force in the Lake Chad area and at Kufra Oasis The German which has been reporting a large con centration of naval vessels at Gibraltar 2 has reported a large Allied accompanied by air craft carriers and other left the Rock and sailed into the The British drive in apparently has reached Matruh black would have to carry to Tunisia brok en to completely destroy Rommels the London Evening Standard forces have been reported in Palestine and at Red Sea Broken arrows indicate possible Allied moves feared by the Must Clear Hitlerite Filth from Our Says Stalin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russians celebrated the 25lh anniversary of the Bolshevist revolution today with encouraging reports from de fense fronts and the assurance by Premier Stalin that new Soviet counterblows soon would fall upon Hitlers battledepleted can and mustt clear the Hit Soviet soil Stalin declared in an order of the While tension mounts in the fighting the war leader the Soviet people have emerged from their trials with honor and are filled with an unshakeable faith in He said more than in vaders already had been put out of action and that the day was not far off when the German watered down with Italians and would feel the force of fresh Red army Following up a statement yester day that the allies would open a second front sooner or Stalin gravely acknowledged gains made by the Germans since June through the concentration of forces against Stalingrad and the Cau The Red army is carrying the full weight of the war against Ger many and its he By its selfsacrificing struggle against the Fascist army it has won the love and respect of all freedom loving peoples of the The order of the day did not speak of the Egyptian the allied air and sea war against the Axis nor the supply of aid to Russia from British and American Turn to RUSSIANS Page 9 Ring in Sharks Stomach Identifies Missing Seaman etter telling of a ring found in ihe stomach of a shark caught off the coast of Cuba has been filed n the Norfolk circuit court as mute testimony to the death of Captain George Dewey ship was torpedoed and sunk north of Cuba last The letter reporting discovery of he ring by shark fishermen was sent to the agents of Hodges ship at who sent a to lis wifes attorney Ther6ufsiae of the large signet ring bore the initials the etter and on the inside was engraved the former Edna Randolph said she gave such a ring to Hodges in Hodges and 19 others were lost in the sinking of the Four teen were The letter was filed in circuit court where the ship masters a letter to his wife and has been admitted to Con siderable difficulty had been ex perienced in establishing legally that he was 10 JAIL FALSE Brought back to Franklin Rus sells justice court yesterday after noon where earlier in the day they had pleaded guilty to charges of making a false report of a the four youths who admittedly placed an automobile belonging lo one of them on a Wabash railroad crossing to collect insurance re ceived jail The car was Audley 18 year old owner of the of Milan township was sentenced to spend 60 days in the county jail while Donald of Petersburg was given a 45day Both pleaded guilty tp a charge of making a false report to the The other Carl and Robert both of were given 45 day sentences for abetting Logan and Craig in making the false report Justice Russell de layed sentence until after he had made an In addition to these justice court all four are charged with the malicious destruction of prop a circuit court Miller and Burguard pleaded guil ty to that charge yesterday before Judge Arthur Rathbun and were remanded to the jail to await sen Logan demanded a justice court examination on the AUCTIONS Aurtion sale east of Linehan 4 AucL Market See on Auction southwest ot Lewis AucL See on Market Factory Force to Be In creased Directors Elect Officers The management and employees of the Brown Fence Wire Com pany joined in the dedication of an American flag and a new flag pole yesterday In the presence of over 100 employees and officials of the Clarence president of Local 641 ol the International Association of Structural and Ornamental Iron an AFL presented the flag to Sack president of the We are presenting this flag in appreciation of our past relations and to show that management anc employees can get along Remmele I believe that the members of our union are in the war effort 100 per and well push it all we The ceremony was held during the quarterly meeting of the boarc of At the meeting yes terday officers for the coming year were They are B Sackheim of president Richard Taylor of Cleveland vice president Hodge of secretarytreasurer James Brown of Cleveland was elected chairman of the board o Other members of the board are Fred Linder of New Sydney A Davies of Cleve and Carlton of De Routine business was transacted by the board of Sack heim stated that the company hac been in a long period of prepara tion to manufacture war products and had now reached the poim where it was ready to speed up Samuel super intendent of the Adrian said that the company is now seeking to employ more building the force tip to at least 300 men from the present Sackheim spoke for the com pany at the presentation ceremony He pledged the continued coopera tion of management and labor James founder of the com pany also spoke Music was furnished by the Adrian high school Accuse CIOUAW of Interfer ing With Their Organiza tional Activities BlockBuster Bombs Fall On Italian City Third Night In Three Week Of His Men Trapped Or Captured As Montgomery Sweeps Across The Desert WANT TO TEST THE LAW 7 esti mated to employees of the tool an3 die Irfdustry were idle tocjay in Detroits most serious war Aork A labor holiday called last night by the Mechanics Educa tional Society of inde pendent closed three large plants and several smaller tool Intercession by the Army and Navy was sought by the man The mechanics strongest group within the recently organ ized Confederated Uniorts of Ameri charged that members of the CIOs United Automobile Work ers had interfered with organiza tional activities of the Were going to see if there is any law and order in this said Matthew MESA presi We want to find out if a man can join the labor prganiza lion of his own Smith said that three MESA men were slugged recently upon a visit to the Briggs aircraft plant in con nection with a National Labor Re lations Board He said the MESA also would call out its mem bers in Toledo and Comment was not immediately available from the UAW A meeting of UAW CIO executive board members was scheduled in Boston Smith had charged that the CIO union was failing to obtain proper advantages for its membership in the tool and die industry and for maintenance The a smaller has been in existence here several Affected plants included those of NashKelvinator Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company and the Michigan Tool Commenting this is an awful thing in President Oscar Bard of the Michigan Tool Com pany said he was asking Secretary of the Navy Knox and army ordin ance offices to Bard said that his company was making parts essential to tanks and He said that a continued halt to production would have a serious effect on some of the largest war plants of the De troit which get parts from the individual 2 BRITISH PLANES LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS homebased bombers revisited Italy last night forthe fifth time since late showering Genoa fire and explosives by the Italians own inflicted notable damage on Italys most im portant supply port for the Axis armies in north The air ministry called the at tack concentrated and effective and the Italian communique itself said that particular damage was report ed in the center of the and in the eastern part notable damage was The long haul to and fro over virtually the length of continental Europe and twice across the Alps was made in bad the Bri tish communique but the night skies opened over Genoa and the British bombers were able to unload on clear Casualties so far counted are 20 persons killed and 50 the Italian communique Both it and the British bulletin placed the RAFS losses at two It was the third night in three weeks that British blockbuster bombs have fallen on Genoa besides its importance as a also is the site of the Ansaldo war ship building Although there was no indication from the British of the size of the raiding a A DNB broadcast that wave after wave of planes passed over Vichy after midnight and that the return flight lasted 45 minutes suggested the attack again was on a scale of 100 or more The RAFs heavyweight batter ng of whose people have shown signs of panic in the air as apparently is coordinated vith the offensive4n North Domes specifically complimented the Genoans disci pline under air Turn to Page 3 UNLIKEM 1943 Reynolds Urges Trial of Volun tary Systems 7 Chairman Reynolds DNC of the lenate military affairs committee aid today that enactment of man ower control legislation was un ikely until next There was a hat the White House might ask ongress for such a law before while the Democrats still lave a big majority in both Some legislators also saw likelihood if an effort to handle the situation hrough executive We ought to utilize the remain ng two months of this year trying ut all the voluntary systems we before going to any compul ory Reynolds Reynolds and other members of he military affairs committee heard War Production Chief Donald Velson testify yesterday that some orm of national service legislation vill be needed before the end of he Frank Mc director of operations for the War Manpower PIE IN FIRE 7 yearold Richard Bender and his died in a fire in their Nankin township cottage last night while their mother was ab sent and their father was at work on a night SHOT TO DEATH 7 Eugene of serving three to five years for lar was shot to death by a guard as he attempted to escape from the Macon county slate prison camp near here Later a coroners jury held that the James had fired in the performance of his son of Rumpa of was an enlisted man in the Marine Corps station at the New marine base when arrested on a charge of steal ing an automobile and REJECT 7 generally rejecting the idea of a coalition with antiad ministration counted oday on taking a stronger hand in the next Congress in the affairs of committees which do much of the real work on Realignment of Senate commit ees on the basis of a prospective 57 lo 39 set up between the majority and minority as a re sult of Tuesdays may have a farreaching effect on the course of important legislation in that In the some Democrats indicated they might resist demands for an increase in Republican representation on com now fixed on the basis ol three Democrats for each two Re With their increased numerica strength falling slightly short of a the minority party would be entitled to almost equal repre But the Democrats con tended that this ratio was ignored by the Republicans when they con trolled the House in the last days of the Hoover Turn to Page 3 Two groups of Lenawee county draft registrants will leave Adrian one to receive physica examinations in Detroit and th other to begin active military serv ice at Fort The group go ing to Battle Creek is composed o members of the October 26 indue tion group who were accepted fo senice and were then granted thi usual 14day Thesi men will meet at oclock Mon day morning at the Short Way Bu Lines on West Church Th bus for Battle Creek will leave a The group bound fo Detroit is to meet at the Armory on West Maumee Street at oclock Monday night where they will receive instructions and wher roll call will be The group will reassemble later at th Wabash railroad station and wil depart for Detroit on the Todays Map For a map showing the point at which Hitlers plans for world domination have been disrupted turn to page seven of today old the committee he held the iame Appearing before a Senate labor Henry vest coast went even He said immediate action vas called for and suggested crea tion of a board which would have overall authority to allocate men and women to the armed to war to agriculture and other essential civilian Nelson said existing manpower could be conserved in a number of Like he advocated ending voluntary enlistments into the armed The WPB di said other ways included engthening the work better greater use of min ority and discouraging ab Reynolds described the longer work week as right down my al He declared that the average American worker now puts in about hours a compared with 57 in Great 60 in Germany and 70 in In the suggestions I have heard is that the American work week be raised to 48 Reynolds told a Senator Hill theDemo cratic said that the question of longer hours of work should and must be fully explored in the development of any manpower leg I Production undoubtedly could be increased through longer up to a certain he said in an But there is a point of diminishing of I understand England found such a point and had to cut back a I think certainly the number of Timers Old Go Back To Work 7 need for skilled hands in war time is luring retired railroad workers from their slippers and easy chairs and sending them back to desks and When the war began increasing he railroads many re ired employees wrote to the em Jloyment service of the United States Railroad Retirement Board expressing eagerness to pitch in and do their This prompted the board to write to approximately pensioners and annuitants who had filled criti cal occupations in the railroad in dustry to determine whether they wished to return to The board reported today some of these men contacted the Boards field offices throughout the nation and more than with an average age of 67 already have gone back to This the board did not include many more veterans who applied for work directly to heir old employers rather than ake advantage of the boards em ployment The low number of men rehired compared with the large number of the board was due to exacting physical re quirements which many elderly men are unable to the board motivated the men to give up their leisurely life to get back to the old During the time they are working their provided for under the national railroad re tirement act are not The oldest of the men rehired is a 79yearold assistant The youngest are a crew dispatcher and a hoist One of the returning section hands is Other jobs being filled by pen sioners and annuitants are those of land and tax yard medical wire car ticket shop traveling 350 400 Guns and Many Thousands of Ve hides Are Captured By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 7 With of Rommells total of some desert troops captured or trapped and his tank strength grievously the British chase of the broken and battered Axis forces swept on today past Egyp tian port almost halfway to the Libyan border from the starting point of the Allied The headlong flight of the once proud Axis Africa corps continued at a rapid the British reported in a communique which listed 000 Germans and Italians already captured along with 350 tanks seiz ed in addition to hundreds of others knocked and 400 guns and un counted thousands of vehicles the hands of the army of the Far behind and mostly inland from the coastal road were six Italian divisions left in the lurch when Rommel pulled stakes on the El A 1 amein Mussolinis abandoned in a bad way with out food and were reported I waiting meekly to be picked up valuation engineers and account Survey Shows Many Cars Carry Only One Person Onthe a single motor ist rides in one out of every two cars that carry workers to jobs in Adrian according to a survey made by Louis Germond hours a man could work and percommissioner public This form efficiently would very from industry to General McSherry submitted a statement in which he declared that if the work week of steel workers were raised from 41 to turn over would be reduced and employ ment probably would be Senator Pepper DFla said a national plan was needed for the allotment of doctors between the army and the civiliali health needs after hearings on that problem by the education and labor Kaiser declared earlier that the prospective reclassification o f young doctors in his which would make them liable for service with the armed might harm the production of ships needed to transport overseas means that precious rubber tires have not been used to the best ad Steps are being taken lo organ ize the sharetheride plan in every Adrian plant so that each automo bile will bring not one but three four and five men from the same neighborhood to Represent atives of Adrian factories have at tended three meetings at the city hall during the last few weeks which were called by Commission er a tele gram from Joseph di rector of the Office of Defense urged that th sharetheride plans be in opera tion before gasoline rationing commit troops to Each Morris editor of the American Medical Associations said he thought the war manpower commissions procure ment and assignment service was doing a good but Pepper insist ed that some agricultural areas had been left with one doctor for to ASKS POSTPONEMENT OF GAS RATIONING 7 ot ficial request from the city of De troit for postponement of gasoline rationing in this area went to Washington The city council which made the said that rationing as scheduled for 22 would upset war work by imposing handicaps on employees in getting to their The request was made in the face of Rubber Administrator Wil liam Jefferss recent stand that Detroit must accept rationing as well as other areas of the To make the restriction other than nationwide would be unfair and Jeffers said 30 in a letter answering the Detroit Board of Commerces request lor postponement tee which works out the plan for teaming up workers for transporta tion in the separate In some plants the plan is working fairly well now while in others th progress has been Commissioner Germond said that vhen the British could get around o i Among the beleaguered Italians vere the Bologna which vas in the southern sector of the El Alamein and the Trieste division in the both includ ng some of Italys choicest Todays British war bulletin said he Axis remnants attempted a stand at about 50 miles west of but was crushed and from there the main body of Rom mels forces was pushed on beyond At Fuka the Axis forces tried in rain to take advantage of an es carpment which afforded some de ree of natural defenses but vigor ous attacks by British armor nulli fied their feeble The figures given officially on Axis losses in manpower were con idered here to be extremely con servative and estimates on how much manpower Rommel had left were but in the words of one military commentator he has ery Planes Pound Enemy Earlier dispatches that the eighth army already was fighting in the Matruh region were supported by the which disclosed that lowflying allied aircraft were pounding the enemy at a point of It was not con sidered likely that the allied air forces would waste ammunition on anything but the main body of Rommels dwindling Matruh is 104 miles west of El where the great push The prisoners already ac counted for represent at least one seventh of Rommels total man power of perhaps in the it was In the British were mopping up a number of Italian divisions abandoned on the edge of the Qattara Depression when the Axis forces began the headlong re Ireal from the El Alamein The capture of 350 tanks and many thousands of vehicles was a crippling blow to the Axis Many of the Italian troops were re ported stranded simply for the lack of transportation as Rommel ap parently piled his German troops into available trucks and headed for Bombed Off Roads It was these riding troops who were being bombed off the roads of Egypt and dead and along the bordering de sert contradicting information on who will get tires and who will not has been the cause of a great deal of Now that it has been determined that new tires wont be available for all war the plans are expected to function ROMMEL MAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN PRISONER NEW 7 possibility that Field Marshal Er win chief of the Axis forc es in north had been cap tured while his troops were re treating across western Egypt was raised in a curious Berlin broad cast last Said the German announcer It is emphasized that the characteristic and noteworthy fighting methods of German mili tary leadership in Africa involve the possibility of the general being taken has happened before to Von Cruewell and now to Von At the highest estimate of Rom mels armored the 350 cap tured tanks represented a loss of onethird of his striking Some estimates of his original force plac ed his tank strength at 500 While the pursuit heavy bombers carried out attacks on Bengasi and ports of supply for the tattered Axis At Bengasi hits were made on a tanker and at Tobruk a merchant ship was the communique There was no sign of Axis air it was Turn to Page 3 TIKE INSPECTION WASHINGTON 7 Commercial vehicle operators have until 15 to have their first tire inspection under an order requir ing them to carry certificates of war Although the original deadline had been the Office ot De fense Transportation announced the postponement but expressed hope that commercial vehicle operators would get tha inspection early to avoid a last minute rush at inspection stationa ;