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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 10, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Much Colder Weather Details on TwoC VOL NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 YANKS TAKE ORAN DARLAN SEIZED STRIKE TOWARD ROMMELS REAR GAS RATION REGISTRATION IS POSTPONED Date Is Put Off to 19 and 20 County Boards Have No A Books Yet RATION DATE DEFERRED 10 Delay in the delivery of ration books and forms is causing the Of fice of Price Administration to consider seriously the postpone ment of gasoline rationing in all presently unrationed an OPA spokesman said A more definite announcement is expected The original date for beginning nationwide rationing was By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS for gasoline rationing in Michigan has been postponed one week to November 19 and the State Department of Public Instruction announced Clare finance officer for the which will direct the registration through Michigan public said he was notified by Washington officials this morn ing that the gasoline ration A books had not been distributed to the county rationing boards and that therefore the registration could not take place on the origin ally scheduled November 13 and Taylor said he was informed by Eederal officials that the postpone ment of registration probably will Turn to Page 7 10 The long career of Edna May Oli the crochety but loveable screen has The character acress and come dienne died yesterday on the 59th anniversary of her surround ed by birthday messages from friends and fans in the earths far She peacefully fell said Virginia her Miss Oliver knew that death from an intestinal disorder was not far away and asked Miss Hammond to arrange a simple Private services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial follow ed by Miss Oliver had been 20 years on the stage when her work as Patty Ann Hawks in Showboat won her a movie role in It was during her appearance in Showboat that she married a New York David Pratt They were divorced two years Besides her best remembered pictures include Fanny Foley Ladies ot the Ann Little David Pride and Drums Along the Nurse Edith Cavell and Her nearest surviving relative is an Hattie Cox of Mai BULLETINS 10 joint SenateHouse committee agreed today on a teenage draft bill eliminating a Senate provision requiring a years military training before 18 and 19 year old selectees could be sent into foreign combat Elimination of this provision cleared the way for expected speedy final approval by Congress of the legislation which would low er the draft age from the present minimum of 20 years to BERLIN from German broad 10 German high command said that Uboats and planes have sunk three Allied including two cruisers and a and hit U others with bombs or torpedoes off the French North African There was no Allied confirma tion of the Nazi 10 about and unconfirmed reports that Italian troops had arrived in Frances Tunisian naval base of Bizerte and that Italian planes were using bases in Tunisia were received today from Renters Stock holm He said the reports came from VICHY from French broad 10 communi cations between Morocco and the French mainland were cut this the Havas news agency DIRECTING OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICA As American doughboys stormed the shores of North the War Department disclosed that the air forces supporting them were under the command of James Jimmy Doolittle who led the smashing American bombing raid on Tokyo last Commanding the landing at was Lloyd Fredendall of Serving as deputy commanderinchief under Dwight commander of the entire landing opera was Mark Clark ST Patton of colorful armored corps commander who bears the service nickname of Old Blood and is commanding the West the War Department Chief of land ings at Geh Charles of and naval serving under Dwight commanderinchief of the entire is Rear Admiral Hewitt Hack Schools Will Remain Open With Registration Off The information that gasoline rationing in Michigan had been postponed until IS was re ceived at the Lenawee county war price and rationing board this morning as superintendents of ten high schools in the county were making final arrangements to be gin the registration All supplies have been received in this county to begin the Guy secretary of the Schools which originally were scheduled to close Thursday and Friday for the registration will now be open as said that the 150 teach ers who had been recruited from rural districts to assist in the reg will now hold school in their respective districts Thursday and The supplies of blanks and ration cards were distributed to the schools today to eliminate the nec essity for another An nouncement will be made later of the hours for registration in the various county Has a Daily Capacity of 800 Cases of 30 Dozen Each Special to The Telegram new The Michigan Egg began operations yes terday with between 90 and 100 The plant is located in the building formerly occupied by the State Line Creamery Com The plant is equipped to process 800 cases of 30 dozen eggs ana as the government pur chases the entire output a govern ment inspector is on hand at all The officers of the companv are Barlel of Glen Hansen xf Eau superintendent for merly of West ware house CIVILIAN BEEF ALLOWANCE CUT 10 you bought three steaks a month last youre now entitled to only two and the extra one goes to the armed forces or to our Allies Thats the edict of the Office of Price Administration under the terms of a new cut in civilian beef allowances effective immediately to make certain the men fighting this war have all the meat they 1oniiiTn Deputy Administrator Paul OLeary announced the order re ducing by a further ten per cent the amount of beef slaughterers may put on the market for civil ians in the 31 This brought deliveries down to 70 per cent of the amount sold in the aze quarter of SALE OF USED Adrian Express Office Out of Forms for Sale The Adrian office of the Railway Express Company announced today that it would be unable to accept extra automobile tires for sale to the government for the next few days because the supply of government forms for the sale had been Lenawee residents were asked not to bring tires to the Adrian office until further According to express com pany officials the sale of tires to the government has been much greater than was A total of 333 used tires were turned in at the Adrian office yes The average sale of tires has been over 100 a day for the last few So far the Adrian express office has been unable to obtain the necessary blanks from any other Main offices also report that they have no blanks With registration for gasoline rationing postponed a week in express company officials will be able to obtain a new supply of blanks to accom modate with extra tires before the new registration date of November Motorists must de clare that they have only five tires for each car when they receive gasoline rationing Extra tires must be sold to the govern ment through the Railway Express Morgenthau Prepares to Co to Work on November Financing 10 Temporarily sidetracking all of Treasury Secre tary Morgenlhau today prepared to down to brass tacks on the question of November expected to equal at least the worlds record total 000 in new money which poured into Uncle Sams war chest during The chief question in treasury HOLCOt VISITS MARINE POSTS IN StpOIS Reports Things Are Shaping Up to Increase Jap Land 1 ing Difficulties SAYS BOYS ARE TIRED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tenant General Thomas marine reported to day that things are shaping up so that it will be increasingly more difficult for the Japanese to put re inforcements on Guadalcanal is land in the who just returned from a visit to marine posts in the South disclosed that the original marine division which went into the Solomons to begin the first American offensive of the was still on front line duty three months period of such duty which he said probably set a rec ord for unbroken service under fire for marine The general recalled that when one division was held in the front line in the World War for a period of 40 days it was considered extra ordinary and a tremendous strain on the The boys on Guadalcanal are tired and there isnt any doubt about Holcomb He added that some break down and have to be He also reported to a press con ference that the American forces on Guadalcanal outnumber the Japa nese there but he did not say by what Holcomb declared that the fight ing there had proved that the young American marine and the young American soldier indi vidually superior to the Jap soldier in all had feared it might be otherwise but it is 320 JapPlanes Downed He put the number of enemy planesTshofdown in actual combat on Guadalcanal by October when Jie left there after a at alratio of exactly five to one in comparison to American losses since planes had been destroyed up to that Holcomb arrived in Guadalcanal with a jiarty of seven other marine officerson the afternoon of Octo ber 2i i having been delayed a few days insetting there due to the fact that all available planes were carrying in supplies in preparation for the enemy attack then impend Meanwhile he had visited the outpost on Palmyra island and var ious other He said that his purpose in mak ing was to study marine equipment and training needs at first He visited all battalions actually on the firing line while he was there and also all the he Turn to Page 9 corridors as Morgenthau met with executive committee members of the federal reserve system was whether the secretary could make his 2 per cent war financing pro gram stick to bring in the big bulk of the November The committee was expected to be flat ly opposed to the and prepared to demand a higher inter est In announcing a contribution of to the war relief fund the Patriotic Wade of today boasted that Tecumseh will beat every town in the ing a prorata The Tecumseh returns still are in complete and solicitations are still under Defenders Of Casablanca Offered Armistice Reject It City Under Violent Attack Eisenhower Is Well Satisfied With North African Campaign By WES GALLAGHER ALLIED Headquarters in North 10 driving force of the coordination ex hibited by British and American navies and formal emergence of the French General Henri Giraud as an ally in the common cause left Dvvight Eisen hower well satisfied with the North African campaign Interviews and communiques built up the The only thing I was disap pointed in was the resistance of the French particularly the coast the supreme command er said last night in a press confer his first since the leading barges scraped the shores of Al geria and Morocco early Lolling at ease in a field jacket after 48 hours of Eisenhow er said French resistance expended Believed Considering Desper ate Blow Against Allies in North Africa 10 Mussolini and Laval were reported meeting in Rome today and unoffi cial quarters in London believed the Fuehrer and his two satellites from Italy and were considering some desperate blow to halt the BritishAmerican advances in North The likeliest spot for the Italian Axis air forces and possibly the French fleet to strike appeared to be Tunisia through which Presi dent Roosevelt has said the Ameri can Expeditionary Force intends to advance to attack Rommel from The meeting of the Ital ian Duce and the Vichy chief of government in Rome was reported by British news in a dispatch from the Frencn This report came after the state ment from the Berlin radio yester day that Laval had left Vichy for Turn to Page T JHUOAHT UPTON Address to Be Given by the Priest The November meeting of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange will be held Thursday at the Tip ton hall with James Marr presiding at the business session at ten The pastor of the Clinton Congregational will deliver an Armistice Day ad dress at the afternoon program which will include readings and music by members of the Four Towns and Tipton At the business session a lecturer is to be elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Arthur gether with additional totals from 1 Adrian today placed the Morgenthau would not league war relief funds at the Daniels of possible additional declin ing on the proposal of Senator Vandenberg RMich ear lier this week for a years morator ium on new The Tecumsehs contribution came from the em ployees of the citys industrial plants who have given i Other groups which have contri Although the secretary previousbuted and the respective amounts ly had said he would ask Congress are the business and professional for an additional in he answered press confer5128 and ence queries Qn the Vandenberg An additional has been add proposal with I dont want to get drawn into a discussion of that He indicated that he had his hands full with the financing pro v Todays expected committeeroom battle reportedly has been brewing sincelast month the face of strong was raised by the record 2 per cent interest rate oh 8to10year war financing bonds and The banking groups which supply most of the funds had held out for at least 2Vi per Morgenthau re vealed at a subsequent press con ed to the contribution from Adrian according to Willis chairman of that This amount was solicited by Helen Bailey of Number One who is one of 15 work the AUCTIONS Auction southwest of Peters Linehan See on Market Auction south ot A Linehan See on Market Public auction west of Madi son See advr NO EXTRA GAS 10 state highway department warned today that it could not permit deer hunters to transport extra gasoline in containers while crossing to the upper peninsula on state Gasoline rationing is scheduled to come in the middle of the deer Regulastions of coast guard and the merchant marine inspec tion service definitely forbid the use of such it was The department said hourly fer ry service at the straits of Mack Inac would start tomorrow when a thirdboat putinto Adrian Pilot Gets His Commission Robert Jackman of Route today received his com mission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps at the air field after com pleting a long course of The Lubbock field is a training base for bomber Lieutenant Jackman was one of a large group of Michigan men to receive com missions today at exercises at var ious Offices to Close On Armistice Day Offices in the court house and the Adrian city hall will be closed tomorrow in observance of Armis tice The circuit court was to recess this afternoon and will not continue its jury cases until Thursday The Ad rian banks will not be open for business tomorrow in observance of the national A pa rade of World War Veterans iand other patriotic organizations will leave the Adrian armory at oclock and short services will be held at the American Legion boul der the court effort which might well be used against the common A communique from his head quarters announced that General 63yearold veteran who has escaped from German prison camps both in the first and second World would form a French North African army with arms and equipment to fight along side the allies for the defeat of Germany and Italy and the libera tion of France and her Giraud was reported to have reached Algeria from It can be the com munique that his presence there will bring about a cessation of the scattered resistance which is tragic between soldiers who have the same De Gaullists Welcome Him The relationship of Giraud and General Charles de head of the fighting French was not brought but fighting Frenchmen in London said they welcomed him as one of Giraud has long been regarded as one of the most able of Frances military leaders and is an authority on North African At the time he escaped from German cus tody last De Gaulle attested to Girauds standing by declaring that he would be willing to serve under Germany paid an in direct tribute also by offering a reward of marks about for his It nev er was collected The whitemustached hero was captured in the battle of the Bulge in northern France in 1940 and in terned at Koenigstein near He escaped down the fortress wall after weeks of pa tiently weaving a 65foot rope from strands of thread mailed him in every package from his Eisenhowers communique said that he had agreed to support Gi raud in the North African theater and is happy to welcome this dis tinguished French soldier as an ally in the common He and I understand each other the American The commander in chief leaning back in his chair and with glasses in for the press con He said a new American trench mortar had reduced a fort at Oran Turn to Page 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ger man drive on Stalingrad and the push toward the Georgian mili tary highway in the Caucasus ap peared to have dwindled today to a series of light clashes in widely separated but the Russians reported they were digging away at German positions and cutting down Nazi strength wherever it was Only minor engagements were reported in the Soviet midnight In the Nalchik re gion of the the Russians apparently had seized the initia live for the the commu nique reporting that Russian troops were waging active opera tions and inflicting heavy losse on the Four hundred Germans were re ported killed and 14 tanks were disabled or destroyed Near another Cauca sian focal point of the Nazi drive toward the Georgian military the Germans were said to have made light attacks on Rus sian then withdrawn their original lines leaving IGCf dead A German head quarters was reported routed and prisoners in that Small enemy groups attacked in the Stalingrad but they were repulsed and the Russians contin ued fortifying their the communique There was some fighting in the northern factory district inside Stalingrad where 200 Germans were it was Near the Soviet Black three battalions of German infantry launched an unsuccessful attack in 150 more Germans gave up their lives the Russians Farther north in the Voronezh Russian artillery was re ported destroying German blockhouses and gun A German transport of tons was reported sunk in the Black Push Is So Fast It Outstrips Communication Systems Ability to Report It 10 Vichy broadcast reported today the ar rival of powerful Allied naval re inforcements at includ ing both warships and The under La said the British aircraft and six destroyers had entered the fort ress harbor morning after having escorted a British convoy of 22 Including two in from the It said the British a sev eral destroyers and two transports also were anchored at By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ameri can column was reported advanc ing toward Libya United States thrust directly aimed at expelling the Axis from Afri the preliminary occupation of Freijeh North Africa rolled swiftly toward completion over Vichys shattered and disorganized Marshal Petain himself shoul dered the burden of commanding the French replacing Ad miral Jean Darlan who is a prison er of the the chief French North African port on the had been entered by United States tank but the city apparent ly still had not been fully subju gated when an American column struck out for the big of the A Vichy broadcast said an Amer ican force was driving toward Bou 120 miles southeast of Al giers in a direct line toward the Libyan indicating a possible attack over the inland desert at capital and kingpin Italian and at the rear of Rommels scurryiing Axis One report said American van guards had pierced the border but the Vichy broadcast indicated that the plan was to by pass Vichy said its forces in thedesert were preparing to re sist the thrust into the Rapid Progress Made French North Africa tot tered today under the armortip ped blows of a United States Ex peditionary Force striking with might and So rapid was the campaigns still only in its third that it outstripped the expeditions communication systems ability to report An Allied headquarters spokes man declared the whole expedition was reeling oft with smooth precision and still with but slight United States cas This was the situation at a glance one member of the collaborationist triumvirate of Vichy and a sparkplug of French was taken into custody of United States forces at where he arrived in time only to give the ceasefiring order in that North African Turn to Page 2 BUS SERVICE IS CURTAILED TThe Office of Defense Transpor tation ordered today drastic cur tailments in bus service in six ma jor cities New and save rubber and ODT Director Joseph East man estimated the curtailments would save almost bus tire miles a equivalent to what would be consumed by a fleet of 400 buses in a years Eastman said the orders were in tended primarily to divert local passenger traffic from rubber to and expressed a hope that the action would serve as an in centive to all cities having street car systems still in operation to adopt similar The orders affecting Philadel phia and Boston specify the routes which must be discontinued or effective December while the affecting New Richmond and Cin nati impose a flat 15 per cent re duction in the bus mileage operat ed during the corresponding period in 1940 or whichever was the ;