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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weather DelalU on ran NOVEMBER 1942 V PRICE 3 FRENCH BATTLE GERMANS IN TUNISIA RICKENBACKER FOUND ALIVE All Members of Forced Down at Ac counted For By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS less Eddie Rickenbacker has been in good the navy anounced three weeks after his airplane radioed that it was about out of gasoline and then vanished in the Americas ace of aces in the First World War and the countrys embodied proof that you cant keep a good man was picked from a raft bobbing in the sea by a navy Catalina flying boat along with two of his They were 600 miles north of Three other army fliers who were with him on a survey of Paci fic war zone air force operations have been located on an The rescue of one was announced yes terday and the seventh man of Rickenbackers crew died in the long wait for Colonel Hans Adamson and Private John Bartek were Rick enbackers two companions at the time of Adamson also was in good condi the navy but Bartek is in serious He is expect ed 1o recover from the suffering of A fourth man on the little rubber which saved the 52yearold Rickenbacker had been Sergeant Alexander He died several days ago and was buried at The three men located on the is land are to have help from a Unit ed States naval officer who has been flown The officer was directed to examine the condi tion of these give them im mediate attention as needed and return them to a United States naval Details Not Available Details of the rescue were not immediately but the Cat alina is capable of landing on the sea and has already performed many daring rescues of stranded fliers and other persons from rafts so that it was considered probable lhat as soon as Adamson and Bartek were sighted by this the plane taxied alongside their tiny raft and took them A widespread search had been on from the moment that it became apparent that Rickenbacker was probably down at sea after the re ceipt of the message on October 21 that the fuel supplies of his plane would not last an Hope of his safe rescue grew rapidly yesterday after the War Department announced that his pilot had been found on a life The navy did not give the time of Rirkenbackers All members of the Rickenback er party have been accounted for in one way or a brief navy announcement HIRERS PLAN ORGANIZATION Manpower Problems Dis cussed Directors Elected The first step toward the organi zation of the Lenawee County Manufacturers Association was taken last night when a group of 30 or 35 manufacturers of the county met at the Masonic Temple with John manager of the Michigan Manufacturers Associa for a discussion of manpower A nine man board of directors was elected for the association and the board will meet Wednesday night to elect officers and to pro ceed with the business of organiza The members of the six from Adrian and three from outside of are Camp Kewaunee Manufacturing Company Howard Bohn Aluminum Brass Corporation Stearns Manufac turing Company Fred Simplex Paper Corporation American Chain Cable Company Roy Consum ers Power Company Ray Tecumseh Products Perrin Laut Hardie Manufacturing of and Joseph National BundleTyer Company of Blissfield The meeting and the organiza tion of the manufacturers group was the outgrowth of various dis cussions held by manufacturers in regard to the manpower A committee named recently by the group reported last night and made various suggestions to stabil ize employment in the county and to eliminate labor Campbell was chairman of the Among other the com mittee suggested that nonessential workers be released for essential war that a committee of three representative citizens deter mine the availability of nonessen tial labor for war that an educational program be carried on to break down the resistance of women to employment in Turn to P 3 THE SECOND FRONT RACE FOR POSITION VICHY ITOULON GERMANY v v RUMANIA W SPAIN SARDINIA t X s v ft PR AN luftftUiiiiuiayr TUNIS Sf TUNISIA MALTA Dardanelles ANKARA TURKEY ALGERIA r v f VU LEVANT s fcCVAWi Seav STATES v t i m Kin A c i fe BE NO AS lib 400 STATUTE MILES I 1 i LIBYA CAIRO EGYPT ES IEEN AGE DRAFT From Italy and occupied France black news dis patches the Axis war machine is hastily rushing men and equipment to reinforce weakly manned garrisons along the Mediter ranean in southern Reports from Istanbul say at least 12 Nazi divisions from Russia passed through Rumania en route to Greek and Yugoslav The Allied pincer against Rommels army continued to roll with unabated speed with Allies driving from the west toward Tripoli shaded arrows and the British still chasing the Nazis broken arrow through Libya from the The Nazis gave up Tobruk with out a fight with apparent intention of making their last stand at El Agheila or in toward which the combined Allied force from Wpst Africa and the British Eighth army from the east were President Says Need For Farm nfFfATfn fflfiyiV Products Is Almost Limitless ULI LnlLU LMLIIII 14 say this in the knowledge that the To Kill or Capture Every Axis Soldier Left In North Africa 14 the words on with thetaskand good hunting to you Mont commander of the British eighth sent his advance forces in Libya streaking across the desert today to kill or capture every Axis soldier left in North While his troops cleaned up the recaptured historic fortress of To General Montgomery issued an order of the day in which he said that in three weeks the Axis army had been completely The Axis panzer army of four divisions and three Italian army corps of eight divisions have ceased to exist as effective fighting formations and including nine have been Montgomery We have made a very good start and today there are no Ger man or Italian soldiers on Egyptian territory except as Montgomery In three weeks we have completely smashed the German and Italian army and pushed the fleeing remnants out ot having advanced ourselves nearly 300 miles up to and beyond the He listed the following Axis for mations as smashed the panzer army composed of the 15th arm ored 21st division and the 90th and 164th lightdivisions the 10th Italian army corps made up of the Pavia and Folgore divisions 20th Italian army corps with the Ariete and Littorio arm ored divisions and the Trieste di vision and the 21st Italian corps made up of the Trento and Bologna Turn to CAIRO Page 3 Roosevelt told the nations Grange members in a special message to their 76th na tional that in this 1he need for American food and other farm products is almost without This year tgfhreTs made a magnificent response to the demands upon the Presi dent said in a message to the Grange Albert Those demands are increasing so are the obstacles in meeting The rural families of the United States face many many The nation looks to them to produce the food we need to win this and to fulfill all their other wartime obligations as As in the the great farm organizations have a large place in helping farmers work to gether for In a message as one granger to President has been a member of the Chapel Corners Grange in Dutchess New for 27 Chief Ex ecutive expressed the belief that in all its long the Nation al Granger never has met at a time when the nation depended more upon its and farmers faced so many grave I STAWD ATTACK Russians Report Foes Gains Are Insignificant 14 troops gained ground in the fac tory district of northern Stalin grad yesterday in their newly launched drive to capture the the Soviet midday communique said but declared the ad vance was insignificant and that Russian troops were fighting des perately to regain their original Further enemy attacks in the factory district were thrown back the Russians Some 900 Germans were killed and eight tanks were smashed in the unsuc cessful German assaults it was Other equipment destroyed in cluded 24 eight 19 mortars and 18 the communique The Russian counterattacks in the Nalchik area of the where a German drive toward the Georgian military highway over the Caucasus Mountains has been continued yesterday and several German positions were the Russians was just Grange was born in the very sha dow of the Civil Presidents message shared convention interest with a sharply critical report on the synthetic rub ber situation by chair man of the Granges potent trans portation Denouncing what he charged were obstacles placed in the way of synthetic rubber developed by selfish master of the Idaho State reported that a new and secret miracle pro cess had been He said the process about as simple as dropping some wheat or beans in a ket adding some cooking it a while and then putting on your new tires and driving The secret Taylor has been offered to the War Pro duction Board and would elimin ate even the necessity of making alcohol in the but so far we have had no He stressed these conditions One bushel of currently selling for about one could make two or seven re or gallons of The process produce syn thetic rubber at less than 10 cents a Clothes and Arms Promised To Axis Dominated Countries 14 pied by the United Nations While the Yanks in North Africa drove an unexpected blow into the Nazi the hungry and disarmed peoples of Axisoc cupied lands had President Roose velts pledge today that cloth ing and fighting equipment would be provided them with the coming of the By presidential lendIease supplies will be sped to the people of French North Africa where American capture of vital Axis bound food and materials in recent days is expected to put morale damaging cramps in German stom achs and production lines In a strategic move aimed at softening even pseudoresistance to the spreading allied the President late yesterday made it clear the same consideration would be given any territory occu BULLETINS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ol showdown in Tunisia had struck today with British and American forces sweeping toward a German Italian vanguard that already was under stubborn attack by the French defenders of As the Axis outlook its European chieftains were dis closed to have called the Japanese into conferences of an im port as yet Berlin broadcasts said the heads of all Japanese missions to Europe had been assembled in since days after the Amer ican coup in northwest bad been in sesion ever since studying the development both as regards Europe and East if it is humanly within our pow the Office of War In formation pooled studies from do mestic and enemy sources and pre dicted that American occupation of North Africa would hit Germany heavily in food and raw material sources and slash some of the Nazis blockaderunning supply lines from the predictions said the North African coup would cost Germany annually thousands of barrels of wheat and kilograms of olive tons of tons of small but im portant shipments of man molybdenum and and quantities of to dates and In OWI said Germany had been getting some tung sten and rubber from fre quently using North African ATTEMPT MADE TO KILL GIRAUD 14 The Paris radio reported today that an unsuccessful attempt was made yesterday morning on the life of Henri veteran French AREHIT 30 Jap 30 Landing Destroyed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS liiUing on the Japanese at sea and in the air of the South Pacific continued today to cut away at enemy strength in the Solomons while in New Guinea al lied and American ground troops moved wiping out inva sionbent forces Two light cruisers and a trans port were damaged 30 planes and 30 large landing boats were de stroyed a number of shore batter ies were silenced well over 500 officers and men are the enemy losses inflicted by Amer ican and allied troops as reported in communiques by MacArthur anc the navy last Roaring down to within feet of the heavy bombers bombed the two light cruisers and set the ton transport ablaze in a new attack on the BuinFaisi area in the northern A da earlier the allied high command bombers had struck at four troopladen transports in the same area off Bougainville island The bombers also scored near miss on a Japanese destro anc before they returned safely their base blew gaping hopes in the run ways of the enemys Kahili air Moving in to grounc troops on Guadalcanal the S San Francisco and destroy turned their heavy guns on Japanese troops east of Henderson Japs Attack While they were pouring shells ashore the Japanese attacked by air seeking to halt the bombard But 28 Grumman Wildcats climbed up to repel the attack and shot down 16 bombers and five Zero Antiaircraft gunners aboard the ships got another nine permitting only one of the 31 ene my planes to One of the flaming enemy ships crashed on the deck o the San causing slight damage to the cruiser and the death of 30 of her The de stroyer Buchanan also failed to come through the battle unscathed A fiveinch shell from a Japanese shore battery hit the destroyer anc killed five Damage to the ship was An unspecified number of other ships participated in the bombard which the navy reported in a communique knocked out severa Japanese artillery emplacements started large fires near enemy posi and destroyed 30 of 75 land ing boats concentrated at Assafar about 12 miles west of the More Than 2 Million Young Men Made Subject to Military Duty STUDY SCHOOLING PLANS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS than youths in the 18 and 19 year old classes are subject to day to military duty in the near but they have the promise of President Roosevelt that they will be helped in resuming their school and college careers after the The Chief in signing he youth draft bill last dis closed that a committee of edu cators under war and navy aus ices will study plans for young men to go back to their schooling after leaving the armed An equal the Presi dent said in a formal will be afforded other young men vho desire training and other forms of education after their army or navy He said he also would announce n the near future a plan to utilize during the war certain colleges and universities to train a limited num ber of men for highly specialized duties in the armed These men will be selected sole y on the basis of their the President and without regard to whether or not they are now in college or whether they could otherwise afford to go to In signing the bill only a day after final congressional action on a measure stripped of all restric ions as to length of training before combat the President said the time had now come when the successful prosecution of the war requires that we call to the colors he men of 18 and Eagerly Await Call While many in these age groups have already Roosevelt others have been eagerly awaiting the call and all are ready and anxious to He expeoteff large numbers to come from schools and colleges anc said while action to help youths resume interrupted educa tional careers was improvised at the end of the last this time we are planning in Officials have estimated that there are about youth between 18 and 20 already regist ered and that about or more might go toward making up the additional men need ed in all the four armed services by the end of the 1943 calendar These calculations take into ac count the youths who will become 18 between now and well into 1943 From the present 18 and 19 year olds officials believe abofit eventually will find their way into the Inductions of this new reservoir of fighting power are not expectec to begin until around the first of the While many may be called with in 30 or 40 the induction times will depending on the extent of preparations of local boards to meet quotas with older men and how quickly the boards classify the new groups for officer who has allied himself with American base at Henderson Field the American and British forces in He was not According to the Paris which is controlled by the the attempt on Girauds life was made by two young French naval officers who fired on him with their revolvers after denouncing him as a Both shots missed their the broadcaster and the officers were disarmed by persons nearby and immediately shot by Ameri There was no confirmation of this Axis report from any other In the New Guinea jungles near Gorariwhere an enemy force was surrounded and annihilated earlier in the the allied high com mand reported finding bodies of five Japanese officers and more than 500 An aditional sever al hundred dead were reportec counted at Givi where another Japanese force was Still another enemy force has been the communique This was in the vicinity of between Gorari and the northeast coastal base of No additional details of that action were Teen Age Draft Answers 14 Here are based upon offi cial statements and to questions on the effect of the teen age draft How many 18 and olds will be eligible for military service Approximately reg istered last June 30 and anothei who have reached 18 sinc then or will do so during the nex year will probably be registerei Will they all be drafted Many of the June 3 registrants have already reache 20 and been many have volunteered for the army marines or coast guard o enrolled in reserve many ar physically and some will deferred on occupational or de pendency How many actually will en ter the fighting forces About to phy sically fit men who have not volun leered are left over from the Junt 30 and about other physically fit teenager should register during Mos of them are expected to enlist o be How far will they go towarc satisfying the foreseeable require ments of the military services Turn to Page 2 AUCTIONS Auction northwest ot Tecum Al See on Market south of Hudson See on Market Auction east Man Prank Auct See on Stalin Hails African Drive Editors note Less than six weeks Henry chief of the Associated Press bureau in scored a journalistic coup when he obtained from Joseph a written statement express ng for the first time the Soviet premiers views on the second ront Now Cassidy has tcored again by obtaining from JtaZiii his reactions to the Allied into North By HENRY CASSID1 Copyright 1942 by The Associated Press 14 Joseph Stalin gave high praise today to the American and British cam paign in North Africa and declared that it had created the prere quisites for a second front in Eu rope and shifted the politicaland military situation in Europe in favor of the AngloSovietAmer can In his second letter to this cor respondent in six the Soviet eader said the operations in North Africa could have been executed only by first rate organizers and Jledged that the Red army will iulfill its task with honor as it has been fulfilling it throughout the The Soviet leader said the North African campaign would result in a certain relief in pressure on the Soviet Union in the near future and provided the prospect of the disintegration of the ItaloGerman t Translator of Leter The authorized English transla tion of the text of Stalins letter follows Dear Cassidy I am answering your questions which reached me on What is the Soviet view of the Allied campaign in Africa The Soviet view of this campaign is that it represents an outstanding fact of major im portance demonstrating the grow ing might of the armed forces of the Allies and opening the prospect of the disintegration of the Italo German coalition in the nearest Turn to STALIN7 Page 2 CHEST GOAL 4 TIMES Quadrupling an original quota of the village of Tecumseh today added to its Patriotic League contri thus boosting its war chest contribu to to and the total contents of the Lenawee chest to In referring to Tecumsehs rec ordb r e a k i n g Harry presi dent of the today said that the news was certainly over whelmingly good and was beyond any of our We knew that Tecumseh would be good but we had no idea that the community could go as high as it In praising Tecumsehs contri Fee today told the story of how Tecumseh went over the top and of why officials there are not surprised at the It seems that when the original quota of determined on the same population basis as quotas for other sections of the was assigned to Wade Patriotic League chairman for that said that the village could double that quota easily and so he reset the goal at Ray presi dent of the Tecumseh Products took a hand in matters and stated that the community could even double Jones Todays figures show that it As in other communities throughout the the bulk of the funds came from the em ployees of the industrial plants who were solicited by the Tecumseh workers who subscribed to the league were those of the Tecumseh Products 906 the Quaker Oats Brewer and Bruce Hay den and Myers Air Other groups who made contributions are the busi ness employees and professional rural Tecumseh and the In announcing these Jones also pointed out that they are incomplete as some of the solicitations are still being con WITH ALLIED ADVANCE French Aid Comes After Pleas By Ciraud and Nogues By THE PRESS 14 French troops were reported battling Ger man tanks and parachutists on their own within Tunisia today in a revolt opportunely synchronized with Allied sweeps across the west ern frontier from Algeria and past Tobruk in neighboring Field dispatches indicated street fighting within the and clashes at other strategic cen ters of the French protectorate as the garrisons rose to combat the Axis infiltrations with which Hitler hoped to blunt the North African Military developments piled up Evidently referring to the van guard of Andersons British American Reuters an nounced in a Tangier dispatch that British troops had moved into Tunisia from This Allied drive to the east was tactically coupled with a continued westward advance into Libya by the British eighth army on the trail of the fleeing remnants of Marshal Rommels Africa a once powerful army now de scribed as completely Montgomery told the eighth army in an order of the day that our leading troops are now in Libya ready to begin the mopup after the destruction of 12 of Rom mels divisions and capture of including nine General Montgomerys figures indicated an appreciable rise in Axis casualties since Prime Min ister Churchill announced Wednes day that the GermanItalian wounded and captured totaled Premier Joseph Stalin applauded both the organization and execu tion of the North African campaign in a letter to Henry chief of the Moscow bureau of the Associated and he expressed confidence that its effect in easing pressure upon Soviet Russia will not be Barely half an hour before the Stalin letter was announced at Berlin radio propagand ists still were asserting that the African action did not meet Mos cows second front ideas nor re lieve the situation of the The swing of French colonials in Tunisia to the Allied side followed repeated appeals of such leaders as Admiral Jean Henri Giraud and Auguste Nogues for their collaboration with the armies of occupation and lib v General who is forming a French North African army for the Allied was reported by the Paris radio to have been fired upon yesterday by two young French naval officers who de nounced him as a Both missed and they were disarmed and immediately shot fay Amer the broadcaster See MEDITERRANEAN Page 5 Tecumsehs an In receiving Fee extended his appreciation for the work done by the Tecum seh and expressly thanked the employees of the industrial plants for their great contribu Fee added that be cause of the county wide drive will go over better than was expected and that the unoffic ial goal of is very much in 14 UP Home based British bombers returned to the attack upon Italys supply port of Genoa last night and started many large the air ministry announced Every plane returned from the round trip which involves two crossings of the The weatner over the target was good and many large fires were the air ministry It was the second blow in a week at Ligurain sea coast city 750 miles from The RAF smashed at Genoa in successive raids Friday and Saturday of last week to cripple the warehouses and transportation facilities serving the GermanItalian desert troops of Marshal Erwin Rommel Special to The Telegram 14 Alfred 47 years who lives between Clinton and drove his car into the River Raisin two and a half miles southwest of Clinton some time during the night and Froelich works in Tecumseh and it is be Heved the accident happened while he was on his way A search was made and the cai was seen in the A wreckei from Clinton pulled the car out ol the stream and the body was found in the Coroner Braun of Adrian was called and decided there will be no inquest as the indications Froelick lost control of hia The body is at the Hause Funeral Froelich leaves a widow and several ;