Daily Mirror November 5th 1942

Daily Mirror HEAD OFFICE Geraldine House, Fetter- lane, E.C.4. Holborn 4321. And at 42-48, Hardman -street, Deansgate, Man­chester, 3. Blackfriars 2185- Mrs. Roosevelt sees foster children. Mrs.FDR BORROWED ATS STOCKINGS By HILDE MARCHANT THE Censor now allows tome say, ten days having passed, that when .Mrs. Roose­velt visited an ATS camp she was caught in teeming, blinding r&in. Her stockings were soaked with mud. Before she had lunch in the mess the officers hunted round and found a girl with a pair that would fit. Mrs. Roosevelt wore them through lunch while her own were washed and dried. .She carried an umbrella through most other inspection and suggested that it was too wet for the girls to do the bar­rack square drill that had been arranged.. One squad turned out for. a few moments, but she said they should go indoors again. After she had walked round the huts, her feet firmly in the mud, and got soaked through, she prepared to leave by car. Mrs. Roosevelt with her three adopted children. F D R’S PARTY, GET NARROW LEAD IN POLLS FROM JOHN WALTERS New York ,Thurs. morning. T ATKST returns in the elec-tions for the U.S. House of Representatives are: Demo­crats 209 seats, Republicans 200. Twenty-three contests are Still undecided. For the Senate the Democrats have fifteen seats and the Re­publicans sixteen, with results of three contests to be an­nounced. The figures indicate that President Roosevelt’s Demo­cratic Party will retain control Of both Houses of Congress, though with only a narrow inajority in the House of Repre­sentatives. “Now let’s get on with the war,” is the spirit sweeping America tonight. The results of these elections vith so many victories for the Republican Party will have a onic effect on the national war effort, say political experts, and lead to a great speed-up in pro­duction and offensive strategy. 3 trams run amok at ri^H REE empty, double- -*-decker trams, inset J j L motion by a saboteur, thun fJ L 1 1 |T| j dered at forty miles an hour* V i l l¦¦¦¦¦over a mile and a hall of track into the main streets of Southampton. Two were brought to a standstill after along chase in a lorry by an ex-soldier, Mr. Jesse Clarke, ,who manoeuvred his vehicle in front of them and used it as a buffer. The third, inset motion nearly half an hour after the other two, crashed into the back of another tram. Both were wrecked and several passengers in the stationary vehicle suffered shock. Mrs. Edith Underwood,' 54, was taken to hospital. The conductress, Terese Hinten, of Warren-avenue, Shirley, ___________ _____________________ Southampton, saved herself by HUNDREDS KILLED IN CRETE REVOLT From Our Own Correspondent A n k a r a ,Wednesday. REVOLT has broken out in Crete, according to refugees just here from Greece. Several thousand patriots attacked the military barracks in Candia, the capital. In the battle, which lasted several hours, hundreds of Ger­man soldiers were killed. The enemy rushed up Ger man-I t a 1 ian reinforcements, who suppressed the revolt only after artillery had been brought COup. GO: m COCO bp +Db J J S«Q COS i els||.n-s pdwo Sfio. c S\.m ^So^wrlO O zoo CO—g I ¦¦o's' a)^'S go.o o w X S Q K - e 3 fi .0 .JO ,•>fl hjP !gin 4 J4J leaping off the rear platform, All three trams had been left in reserve on a sidetrack on the outskirts of the town Set Controls “It was absolutelj .sabot­age,” declared Mr. P. J. Baker, Southampton Cor­poration’s Transport Mana­ger. The trams had been immobilised, and whoever started them must have switched on the power from a nearby standard, putin two switches on the vehicles and then set the controls with a spanner.” Mr. Clarke. 30, of Chalk Hill, West End, Southampton, told the Daily Mir or:“r I gave chase in my lorry, which was laden with sand, and I estimate that the trams reached! forty miles an hour. They were rocking so badly that their trolley poles flew off the overhead wires, knocking off a number of streetlamps. “Then the control wheels broke off and just missed me. I was sounding my horn and waving to oncoming traffic to get out of the way. Eventu­ally the trams slowed down and I was able t(f overtake them.” Mr. Clarke, who has been commended for his feat, was in­valided out of the Royal Armoured Corps -and met adopted “family" A /TRS ROOSEVELT yestei- i-T JL day met three young war evacuees— a daughter of a Polish captain, the son of a Spanish banker, and the twin son of a London East- End stoker —whom she adopted two years ago. The meeting took place at the home for evacuees run by the American Foster Parents’ Plan for War Children, where all day the youngsters, in their best party clothes, had waited with their noses against the window for “Auntie Rooseball.” She arrived half an hour late, rubbing her eyes because she was so tired, It was typical of Eleanor Roosevelt that, in her role of foster-mother, she drove twenty-five miles out of her way after a busy day iust to see them. The three children, who Knew Mrs Roosevelt only through her letters and gifts from the White House are some of almost 1,000 adopted bv America. Janina, 17-year-old Polish girl, travelled from the far north of Scotland Kerman, 14-year-old Spanish boy, from his school in a Lon­don suburb—to join their foster- brother, 5-year-old Tommy Moloney, who lives at a country school Shy Gift But she saw that hundreds of ATS privates had lined up in two rows at the gates to salute her off the camp. They had waited for half an hour and rain was streaming off them. It was arranged that the car should go slowly through their long ranks. Mrs. Roosevelt, however, borrowed an Army cape, put her umbrella in the car. and told the chauffeur f c r >follow her So in a cloudburst she walked up and down the two rows of ijirls talking and laughing with them, and wav­ing good-bye as she joined the car outside the gates Janina, dressed in Polish national costume, shyly pre­sented her with i doll her mother had made, dressed as a replica of herself. When she was given a book on Poland, embossed with the Polish eagle, Mrs. Roosevelt remarked,“ I shall take this book and seethe people In my country know about yours.”- Kerman told her he had not heard from his parents in Spain for more than a year. "When he gave her a coloured picture of the three foster children taken together, Tommy pointed to himself. “You are avery solemn young man,” she said But when he decided he wanted to “Leave the room ”for a minute and jumped off her lap with a hurried childish ex­planation, Eleanor Roosevelt laughed and said to the news­reel operators: “Just a moment. He is coming right back.” NEWMARKET RACES E. Smith and Gordon Richards shared the six races on the last day of the season at Newmarket yester­day Smith rode four winrters, in­cluding a “ hat-trick Min the last three races. Results:— 12.15. Glossy Ibis (20-1):12.45. Porto- bello (7-4, fa v .)1.15. Pink Flgwer (3-1)1.45, Tinkers Firs (4-5. fa v .)2.15. HareBell <100-8)2.45 Seasick (4-9 fav.). Nothing New Afterwards, when l outpointed to her how much that walk through the rain, so that the girls could see and talk to her, had been appreciated she said: “Well if they can stand in the rain for half an hour u wave tome, I do not see why I etin’t walk a few hundred vards to wave to them.” She added that she is used to this typical English autumn weather, for she had plenty of it when she was in this country going to school. Mrs. Roosevelt is a thought­ful woman. Anyone less hardy would., have cancelled the trip. She says that since she has been in this country she has only had five hours’ sleep at night. But she feels quite fit nevertheless. She hit at mouse— pet dog killed her\S cather was playing with i*- a mouse in her kitchen, a woman attempted to hit the mouse with a poker. Her pet dog, mistaking her intentions, attacked her—and she received bites and scratches on thfe arms and legs and severe shock, from which she died The woman was Mrs. Ann Green, 49, of Brownhills, Staffs At the inquest yesterday her husband said his wife told him the cat brought a mouse into the house, and it ran into a slipper. When she picked up a poker the dog attacked her. The d'og had now been des­troyed. A doctor said that death was due to shock caused by her injuries MR. LYTTELTON ON VISIT TO U.S.A. Mr. Oliver Lyttelton, Minister of Production, arrived in Wash­ington yesterday. He was accompanied by Mr. Averill Harriman and a large group of American and British military and production officials —Reuter. RAIDER DESTROYED ¦Our fighters destroyed a Ju, 88 over the North Sea yesterday morning. The King sends congratulations THE King last night sent the following •message to General Alexander, Comman- der-in-Chief of the Middle East Forces:— “The Eighth Army magnifi­cently supported by the Royal Air Force and units of the Royal Navy has dealt the Axis a blow of which the importance cannot be exaggerated.” •'For the last fortnight we have all been following with anxious interest the progress of the hard-fought battle, and I can assure all three Services, embracing as they do the many representatives of the British Commonwealth and our Allies, of the admiration and pride of the whole Empire in their bril­liant victory. “In the name of your fellow- countrymen all the world over, I express to you, to Air Chief Marshal Tedder, to General Montgomery, to Air Vice- Marshal Coningham, and to the commanders and all ranks of the three Services my thanks George RI.G e tm o &mu A S E P TIC ointment Deai Sirs, My little boy aeveiopea a 'terrible rash all-over his body, the irritation was awful Then sud­denly 1 thought of GERMOLENE. Within a .week he was cured, and thanks to GERMO­ heLENE is a happy little fellow again Mrs RT„ Ripley Germolene is good for 'all kinds of skin troubles such as Eczema, Skin Rash. Irritation Inflammation Cuts. Burns Wounds. It soothes at a touch a:d ends irritation instantlv Sold Everywhere 3/31/4& Per Tin The treatment for H a e m orr h o std (Piles) based upon the Germolene Healing Principle. Price I/S per box from all chemist* Printed and Published by THE DAILY MIRROR NEWSPAPERS. LTD. at Geraldine House Rolls Bldgs. Fetter-lane. London E.C.4.— Thursday November 51942 Tel. Holborn 4321
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