SUNDAY: TlMi^ CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, OCTOBER a; 194* Fir*t Biography of - Wtilbk A»» Milter; ; ' MKA' ltrrl»«. : •m panic . FOUR-STAR (GENERAL ,XIX ..... ••" '=:.''/V .;>:/• neral Eisenhower, at the /con- nee at Casablanca was Iritrust- 5th; one. otv the -. biggest :4obs -.In war. He was selected by -the ;ish and AniericVn governments their combined staffs to drive Axis out of'North Africa; :ain President Roosevelt and iral Marshall, in •- full agree„._.. with Prime .Minister-Church- lfl,«nd the greatVBritish war lords Kjfcgsald, "This is-the man." k .,- r^WWle they were closeted.In ctm- f$i*nce Montgomery's British Army —"^ idmtalstering heavy punish- to Rommel's forces in retreat the deserts of :NprJix, Africa, captured aneien.t .-Tripoli and ie city burnlng. : -'nj,e"'Aici5. fled ._._c across theiTunisian .border, mmel was digging'in alphg^the eth Line for,-,'; a .-last 'deperate ,d.> Tunis andj.Bizerte '•were'un.y continuous bombardment by Alair forces, T?ie Americans, were iering at Axis strongholds' bar- Fg the roads to' Tunisia from Alt la. ^"v^;' 1 ' " -• ews was now- to come which' the end, of Axis power on African continent. Eisenhower ilaced—in-^supreme command Allied -forces in North; Africa Feb. 6, 1943. For the first time history the. British and . Amer- .ns were united Into a-consoUdat- fighting force under an Amer- eommander. .- ... • . lie "Big Four" were announced General Eisenhower.: coirimarider chief, with three" greats-British rriors on his General Staff; Gen; al Alexander (direct superior of :e indefatigable Montgomery); Air 'arshal Tedder with-his_Royal Air ; and Admiral Cunningham, his powerful -navy. -Eisenhower, ithough out-ranked by Ml three, is their chief. of; his; > appointment' by his '. wife in a •'cablegrwn'which she quickly dispatched.,when, she heard of It in V/ashington, but £he . was antlci- P*fei.'byr a: naval officer who heard the/news over a ship's radio. The >fficial confirmation was received by "the "general just as he received an enterprising. French Jeweler who was delivering 12 handsome silver stars. Elsenhower planned his staff on a "business basis" and called himself . "Chairman of the ..Board." Dpder hinvwere Admiral Cunningham (British) as Mediterranean naval chief, with Vice Admiral Henry K. Hewitt (American) as deputy; Air Marshal Tedder (British) ^ : ,was 'chief of strategy with Gen.. v< ;Tooey" Spaatz (American) s tactical leader -and MaJ.-Gen: '..'Jimmy. Dpolittte V (American)'. : as the,' bomber boss. General .'Alexander '(British)' was'deputy Allied arked |Prime Minister Churchill in mak- this unprecedented aanounc'e- ent, said, "In General Eisenhower In General Alexander you have to men remarkable for their un- plishness of character and their sdaln of purely personal advance- it. Let them alone, give them a iiince, and it is quite probable the Jlls will have'to be : rung again." lAdmiral Cunningham, with x the lllantry lor "which'-, the British k svy is famous/.;declared,'' "I am eneral Eisenhower's naval -cam- ander and I want to emphasize iat I am very content to serve un- Ir him. He has welded together •me of the most-udiverse Ideas. ^ir British Staff Jdeas. differ from IB Americans' iti* various ways/ biit rvertheless General Eisenhower Is 5olned the staff into a happy |mlly. It does not really matter nether you are British or Amer 7 Bn; In fact he never thinks of it Sat way. Very fpw men could have bne this." • President Roosfvelt on Feb. - 11 foposed General Eisenhower as a lour-star" full general' to the pnate. Suspending all-rules, they bproved the appointment that Jtemoon. Eisenhower now'Joined jeneral MacArthur and Genera larshall as the third full general active service. | General-Eisenhower was advised PERSONAL Is Better Than AO VICE, Bow ever Welf-IitfeH- tloned A few minutes talk wiih~us •bout '. making.- funeral «r- ( rangementf will give you the protective S knowledge that way safeguard the family's.- interests at some future time wherever you may happen to be. commander and Uve leaders'; ijj-ij. field were I' General.;.Montgomery '(British),. General.:.CIarit '-(Am'er r lean), General Anderson '(British), and-the Gen. George Fatten (American), • /. .,..'.'.-.;-. •';•.:'--.'• .-.- _.;,',, •; The ; Allied Headquarters grew to tremendous size, 12TO officers and 16,000 enlisted men, housed in'1500 requisitioned buildings in Algiers. In preparation .for the Sicilian invasion General Eisenhower - issued a "-combat order" which exceeded 100,000 words, and yet> despite the huge preparations, the' general had the satisfaction to say, after the attack afc Gela, "By golly, we surprised them!" ... . . .Passing.the buck Is out with Ike Elsenhower. He assumes all • blame for whatever goes wrong. "When the Yanks took their. greatest licking at Faid Pass, the American arid British units became hopelessly entangled. The general issued this l»t«tt»ab';> "Aay-rblajne''. ..forcijhe mixing, up of vunits;,belpng8.,.to :ma. V« saw. a chance : ' to - grab aU" ; of Tunisia'' before- ^he'Germans • could einforce. 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He lived with .his friend and naval aide, Lieutenant-Commander Butcher, in a small house adjoining ' Admiral Cunningham's, and chose the servants' quarters for his own -when he. entertained visitors. His : little Scotty, Telek, brought with him from London, was always at;his heels, a faithful worshipper of his-master. At the sound of his master's' voice Telek's tall wagged voeiferausly. The genera) called it his -"sign . language," a code which he clearly deciphered, like the wigwag of the Signal Corps. •Wherever the general went,' Telek was sure-to go. During the Tunisian campaign lie barely escaped being & war casualty. While stretching himself too far out of the -window to observe the lines of soldiers moving toward the front, he fell out. A four-star general's car drew Up lo the roadside; an orderly hopped -out, rescued the missing Telelc, and hurried on to restore him to his master. ."You'd better keep on guard," the general warned Tclck. 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