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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 10, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEfcEGBAM Showers Weather Detail on Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 Nazis Right Flank Turned Toward Sea In Desert Battle LongRange Bombers Hunt Out Axis Ships In Mediterranean By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July mobile columns southwest of El Alamein squeezed Field Marshal Erwin WHERE TEN KILLED IN TROLLEY CRASH TruckTrailers To Carry Defense Workers to Jobs LOS July fleet of giant trucktrailer units is going to shove a lot of automobiles right off the highway the approval of the Cali fornia Railroad Within 30 25 of the big ve each with a passenger capacity of 110 will begin plying between here and Terminal Island carrying shipyard workers Rommels armored right flank back and putting 1750 private automo toward the sea today while United Djies out Of the defense transpor States bombers and British sub marines sought to cut his Mediter ranean supply A British broadcast quoted re ports from Ankara that the Axis was moving reinforcements to North Africa from the pulling German troops from Yugo slavia and even Crete in an effort to restore Rommels striking British headquarters announced that longrange United States bombers hunting Axis ships in the Mediterranean shot down two Ger man fighter planes which attempt ed to intercept An Admiralty communiquS in London credited a single British submarine with sinking one merch ant ship from a stronglyguarded Axis convoy bound for Libya and sending a naval auxiliary vessel to the The change in Rommels line eliminated a sharp angle where the German front turns back to the Now the line forms an arc extending from the coast west ol El Alamein into the desert some 30 miles south of El The British maneuver apparently was a continuation of the sallies which hardhitting armored patrols have been carrying out daily to keep Rommel on the defensive and thereby postpone a showdown in the battle for Egypt 50 Transports Destroyed Allied bombers and fighter were reported blasting at the Axis leaders ten uous lines of communication and were credited with destroying more than 50 enemy transport vehicles in one assault The announcement reporting Rommels latest withdrawal said In the southern sector our mo bile columns engaged enemy including and forced them to move The communique did not specify the size of the forces but apparently the engagement was purely local in Elsewhere in the Lshaped the bulletin there was merely normal artillery and patrol activity Axis were reported continuing their attacks on the British Mediterranean stronghold of Malta by day and night A communiqu6 said five en emy planes were shot down over Maltaon July S9 and three Brit ish fighters were lost Counters Tank Threats tation The capacity of each say transportation is equal to that of 70 automobiles under the average load carried by defense workers operating their own The fleet will be operated by the Robertson Drive TruckAway of Los Angeles under authority granted by the Railroad Commis The service will be operated three times a day to accommodate the afternoon and night The truck and trailer units were formerly used in delivering auto There arent any automo biles to deliver these days the de fense worker transportation prob lem is growing evermore So the Robertson firm put those two factors together and came up with the idea of converting their trucks into a species of Two other firms are working on similar A trailer plant has developed what it terms a herringbone seating ar rangement whereby it says 105 passengers can be 85 20 Another Los Angeles trailer firm is proceed ingalong the same general The vehicles will comply with all safety including auto matic air brakes which set if a trailer breaks loose from Tires The companies think the use to which the vehicles are put will probably guarantee And if not flanged rims can be mounted on the wheels and the trailerbusses operated on Ten persons were killed and 22 others were hurt in the headon crash of an interurban passenger car and a freight trolley above on a curve three and a half miles north of The heavy running downgrade through nearly a third of the passenger which was en route to Allentown from with a rushhour SALES TUX Revenue Bill to Be Debated o Floor Next Week July 10 ff First returns from a poll of th House showed today a majorit was opposed to consideration of sales tax when the new revenue bill reaches th floor for debate next Robertson wh sent all members a brief question naire yesterday inquiring wheth er they would like an opportunit to vote on a 5 per cent retail sale tax which would raise an addition al had received les than 50 replies but a majority hai answered Robertson had said members indicated a Military advices indicated Rommels movements have that been confined almost entirely to count ering threats to his right flank in the week that has elapsed since the British beat off an allout assault on their positions at El some 65 miles west of Alexandria While there was no expectation here that General Auchinlecks harassing tactics might compel Rommel to execute a general with the British seemed satis fied that they were keeping the Axis chieftain so busy that he could not regroup his forces for a new The British patrols have been getting in some of their best work at night stabbing here and there at the German right which has been bent back toward the west From information gleaned from the British said these forays were preventing the weary Axis forces from getting the rest they needed after their rapid 350 mile drive across the desert The they have shown an aversion to night fight ing and have tried to plan their op erations so that the troops can get a reasonable amount of Observers believe that Rommel would like to avoid a general en gagement for two or weeks in order to rebuild his striking Military circles declared it was a question merely of time until eith er Rommel or Aucninleck felt his forces were sufficiently rested and reinforced to strike a blow on scale to force the Teresa Stepped In Hole While Wading Special to The Tclairatn July 10 Teresa 18 years daughter of and Basil Lentz who liv ed six and a half miles northwest of drowned in the River Raisin about 7 oclock last evening on the Wilbur Hogan farm four miles north of She and her younger sister Joyce and a Marian had taken their lunch to the Hogan farm where Lentz was working and after eating the girls were wading in a shallow place in the Teresa stepped into a hole and went in over her She could not Hogan heard screams from the river and told Hogan to call neighbors while he rushed to the Lentz had return ed home without waiting for the Albert Minor and Hog an recovered the body and state police from the Clinton as sisted by used an Miss LentZswas graduated the Manchester high school in that if th desire ti vote for such a he would trj to induce the rules committee to approve procedure which woui permit it to be presented and de The House Ways and Mean of which he is a mem has refused even to consider a sales tax according to custom will seek tobring the bill to th floor under pre vent presentation of rany amend ments other than those sponsored at the last minute by the commit tee Chairman Doughton DNC expressed the hope that the com mittee would be finished with fi nal consideration of the 324page bill by tomorrow night so that i could be brought to the floor Trapped Explosion and NOT SO TOUGH CAMP July 10 Eugene Saffold of one of Camp Bland ings toughest infantry je feeling pretty low He had to withdraw a recent vernal order that hed allow no man in his company he couldnt nek or whose name he couldnt It took just one man to break ultimatum on both down the counts Pvt Peter Muleucis of Engle former New York Yan kees professional football player and professional heavyweight boxer with a record of 23 straight knock Must Pay Up Charge Accounts July 10 Todays the day you are suppos ed to pay for most merchandise bought on retail charge accounts before June Unless you pay or sign a written agreement to make regular payments your account may be It is the first deadline under the May 6 order of the Federal Re serve Board on charge which must be met by the tenth day of the second month after the Thus the deadline for goods bought last month is Aug ust and the deadline for arti cles purchased this month will be Sept The ruling does not apply to things bought on the installment for which the board has a set of separate Nei ther does it apply to grocery or doctor Primarily it appliesto ordinary charge account in a department jewel appliance or automobile store or MUSSELWHIXE ELL July Friends here have been advised of the serious illness in California of Harry former owner of the Manistee NewsAd and former ninth district congressional Mus selwhite isVery ill in Mills Mem orial San according to word from his daugh Helen with whom he has been making his home on the coast since leaving Michigan several years J Fire in West Virginia July 10 workers early today ocated the bodies of 20 men in the Companys 2 where an explosion and a fire had trapped two crews of miners four and a half miles inside the work Company officials said 70 of the mines 300 employees were inside at the time of the blast and that 26 men had been definitely check ed off as Many how began aiding the rescue work without reporting their es A silent including wives and children of the trapped gathered to await bits of news which rescuers might report Rescue workers explained that the one ofthe newer oper ations in the rich Scotts run field in northern West is close to the West VirginiaPennsylvan ia About a year 2 mine received a Bureau of Mines award for producing more than tons of coal without a fatal PAUL REVERE JOINS ARMY FORT July 10 a lineal descen dant of the Revolutionary patriot has joined the In the presence of cheering the 25yearold Brain tree inductee was sworn into the ser vice yesterday by Oscar emulating his famed he was mounted on a cavalry regiment charger and rode through the cantonment to the thundering applause of his new who was born on Inde pendence on Indepen dence respond ed to the reception with this statement Im mightly proud to be a sol dier for Uncle I only hope I may be privileged to serve my country as well as the first Paul Earlier in the day he had visited the Revere statue on Paul Revere mall in Boston where he stood In silent salute to his illus trious Half Year Auto Licenses on Sale July 10 De partment of state Thursday placet sale Michigans warmodel hal year automobile metal strips which will be bolted fr the old license The strips will sell for the sami price as regular half year plates and will be good until March Motorists who did not obtain li censes for the first half of the li cense may buy reg ulation sized plates for the secom Harry secretary o said he adopted the plan be fore Pearl Harbor largely as an economy but that sine then other states have adopted i to conserve waressential 2 School Board Vacancies to Be FilledMonday The budget for the coming year which the voters of the Adrian school district will be asked to ap proveat tHe annual meeting to be leld Monday night provides for nearly the same amount of money that was required to run the schools last fTwo vacancies on the board of education also are 6 be A budget totaling wU e presented at the De spite the fact that the new budget rovides for salary increases amounting to for employ ees of the the total is ess than last Savings in other items the budget are counted on to balance the heavier alary The voted tax will remain the same as last The remainder of the funds needed to inance the schools is expected to come from state The terms of Hood and Frederic Oram of the board of ducation are Both art eeking So no ither candidacies for the positions iave been announced The meeting starts at clock and will be held in the sen or high school Government To Take Over Two Chicago Hotels July uge Chicago argest in the and the Con lodging place of nine Presi be taken over by the overnment on 1 to house rmy Air Corps An order to that effect was igned yesterday by Federal Judge William Holly shortly after the District Attorneys Office iled condemnation proceedings at the request of the Secretary of The petitions stipulated the otels were needed for war pur that they would be occupied y the army until June nd that rental rates would be de ermined later by Air Corps of icials and the The on Michigan Ave ue at has but a spokesman estimated t could accommodate train The on Michigan Vvenue at Congress has and could provide uarters for The swift court action meant the uildings must be evacuated by uly the time the order was the Stevens had reg lar and 350 extra employees and transient and 585 permanent The Congress had a work ing staff of 600 and 850 TO EXTEND RATIONING GRAND July 10 lationing officials from 14 counties f this area were told at a meeting ere last night that rationing rould be extended to many more rticles within a few Clarence administrative assistant to Arthur state rationing was the authority or the statement He did not name hich be Report Japanese Suffer New SetBack July The Chinese high command an nounced today the recapture of 45 miles southwest of in a new repulse of the Japanese and a sharp setback the invaders latest push along the Kiangsi rail line to Hunan Pro Also the Chinese was the town of 70 miles south of the Japanese base at The high command confirmed Chinese which reported yesterday that a Japanese force of had been ambushed and beaten back to the north and east in heavy fighting in The first fruits of that repulse were the recapture of Ihwang and into which Japanese columns had stabbed from Nanchang and the Chekiang border to the east The Chinese gains took on an even larger significance with the reported recapture if had Kwangtung and Changshu where the invaders had reached the KiangsiHunan The Japanese had taken Chang shu early this week in the start of a new phase of their apparent campaign to establish rail route from Shanghai to Their conquest through Chekiang Pro vince and into Kiangsi gave them from Shankhai to The high command said fighting also had flared anew in Chekiang where the with more than struck south three days ago from 125 miles south of Hang The Japanese day that their Lishui column had seized 30 miles southeast of and approaching he important seaport of Wen Germans Drive Spearheads Into Red Army Defenses On East Bank Of The Don SEEK LINON OF P R of Oppose Check on Rise Staple Commodity Prices July Members of a Senate appropria tions subcommittee report ed fashioning today a financial straitjacket which keep Price Administrator Leon Hender son from blocking sharp increases in the prices of com modities as bread and canned veg to offered inthe form of a the proposal would prohibit use of of this years OPA operatingfunds to place ceilings on processed agri cultural articles did not re flect the 110 per cent of parity fixed by Congress as the lowest point at which could step in and control Senator Thomas DOkla said an amendment of this nature was certain to be to the supplemental appro priations bill now before the com He predicted majority support for it The committee has heard com plaints this week from farm or ganizations that in his efforts to curb rising living Henderson has ruled that for does not fall within the field where Congress prescribed the ad ministrators Henderson has made no attempt to control the price of since it remains below 110 cent of a figure calculated to give farmers a return equal to that of a past usually But the farm representatives were said to have protested that ceilings placed on bread and other such processed commodities ignor eda section of the price control act which states that prices fixed for processed Cuts Truck Body In Two Near Ottawa Lake Special to The Telegram July 10 Clyde Strouse and his son Richard es caped with minor cuts and bruises svhen their truck was struck by a York Central passenger train at oclock this morning one mile south of Ottawa Strouse was going south on US223 made a right turn on o the He saw the train approaching as he drove onto racks and stopped to back The locomotive sheared off the ront end of the truck even with he windshield and carried it 40 eet down the Strouse arid his son were hrown out of the same window to he ground and after being exam ned by a physician returned Italians Report Merchantman Sunk From Italian Broad July 10 Al lied merchantman in a convoy arryirig armored cars and other ehicles in ther Mediter ranean has been torpedoed and sunk by an Italian the talian command reportedto Italian and Germanplanes shot own six British planes over Matla in another raid on an airdrome and destroyed two more ov r North a communique On Egyptian land a ew incursions ed forces into Italian lines were but some British machines were reported destroy duels they iirgued prices of cropswere kept down contrary to Congresss ex pressed While Thomas said he had no doubt that a limitation such as that suggested would be he predicted the committee would make rather liberal increases in 3PA operating funds over the previously voted by the Henderson was reported to have asked for a minimum of 000 with which to employ a staff of from to warning that the price control job could not be done satisfactorily with a smaller The subcommittee completed estimony on the the measure yes terday and Chairman McKellar DTenn said he hoped to obtain early approval of the bill by the full so it could be con sidered by the Senate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Navy today announced the sinking of cargo ship off the coast of South America with the loss of 11 members of its 29 man bringing to 13 the num ber of United Nations vessels re ported this week as destroyed by enemy Uboats in the western At The torpedoing raised the un official Associated Press tabulation of allied and neutral cargo vessels sunk in Atlantic waters since Pearl to the 23rd sinking reported in waters off South America since December At a Gulf coast survivors said that their ship had been tor pedoed by a large Axis The sinking occurred early in the morn ing of May William one of the 18 men who left the stricken ship in a life boat andreached the south east coast of British one torpedo struck the ship below the water apparently exploding the boiler and envelop ing the vessel in None of the subs crew came on Burke START FOB HOME July last American cabaret bowed out from this corner of the world today four American showgirls packed uptheir rouge and 22 pieces of luggage and started for had been away from the United States for nine and for three had braved bombs to entertain the Allied at the approach to those who decided to heed the repeated of the States con sulate were the Theodora and Sylvia Deperhach of Holly wood and Zelma Wright of and Max Youngqf J UAWCIO Threatens Rent Strike July 10 rent strike by more than mem bers of the United Automobile Workers CIO in the Detroit area would be started if real estate in terests succeed in their present drive to raise rents above the ceil Victor assistant coordinator of the unions wi policy warned was based on an appeal from Detroit apartment landlords to the Office of Price Ad ministration that they be permitted to increase rents posibly five per cent above the existing If the rents are Reuther the UAWCTO and its Ocal be forced to act on proposals of sections of the membership that a rent strike be placed in effect This would he that more than UAWCIO members who rent their homes in this area would refuse to pay rent aeyond the present Our members have felt for some time that they have been caught in a pincers movement The cost of living has risen 14 jer cent in the last Despite attempted price control living costs are still rising meanwhile there has jeen determined resistance to our demands for a wage adjustment to match this Increase of rents may touch off the most serious domestic defense problems the nation has yet Reuther asserted that private realty interests are bitterly oppos ng government construction of houses at the same are seeking to profit by the dwelling July 10 gans scrap rubber drive hail ed as a success today by campaign at the same announced that proper steps would be taken in transporting the scrap o reclaiming We want to be said a ormal that the scrap rubber drive is not classed with he illfated aluminum drive vhich actually was a success but vhich has come to be known as a allure because of difficulties en ountered in moving the material into war production after it was Last minute reports Indicate that Michigan is well over the top in its arbitrary fivepound per apita the statement Citizens taking part were thanked or their patriotic fervor and en Collections would have been the officials had not President Roosevelt specified that nly scrap usua ble that might later have to be re turned The total of collections has yet o be arrived at A recent report from Washington placed Michi gans above Fruit Belt Faces Shortage of Labor BENTON July bumper crops and market prices highest in growers in southwestern Michi ans fertile fruit belt find them elves facing an unprecedented hortage of harvest hands hi spite il appeals to vacationing high chool students to assist in the Berrien county growers today charged that northern Michigan growers are raiding the southern Michigan farm labor and claim Governor Van Wagoners ilea this week for cherry pickers in the Traverse region is unfair to outhern Michigan growers and has erved only to increase the labor shortage One leading growers in the Ben on Harbor who requested hat his name not be said his morning that all but three of tiis transient pickers were induced o quit their jobs yesterday and go It is practically impossible o identify these the grower They mix with the lickers and apparently talk them nto going leaving us holding he He said he had 30 pickers Thursday and three this This situation is general hroughout the it COMPOSES DEAD July 10 iimon wellknown com loser of church music died Lorenz was known throughout he world for his inspiring It To Jesus Cometh In The The Name Of Jesus Is So andThou Lord Of Another Big German Salient Cains Ground 100 Miles South of Voronezh By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Ger mans drove armored spearheads into the Red army defenses on the east bank of the upper Don penetrating several Soviet dispatches Furious battles were reported developing and the stake was control of vital crossings west of which the bulk of the fourth German tank army is massed for new attacks toward The Russians also were reported battling hard on the defensive in the Rossosh region where the Ger mans drove another deep sajient toward the big bend of the Don 100 miles south of Voronezh and 200 miles north of north gate to the The fighting has swelled to an immense Russian dispatches declaredRed the army news said conditions west of Voronezh are becoming more com It appealed for a stand to the The Russians reported they with drew in good order toward after several days of steadily in creased Nazi to avoid be ing The Germans were said to have poured in strong re increasing their numerical particularly in The frontline accounts said Germans occupied several more communities and penetrated into the Russian defenses in depth as they strove fiercely to break on through to the The invaders again were within 235 miles of industrial city of on the lower as they were in their illfated thrust along the Azov sea coast to Rostov lastfalL Hundreds of thousands of Rus sian and re marshaled in the de fense The Information bureau disclosed at midnight that the triangular in vasion salient slashed 120 miles eastward to the near Vo was expanding roughly in the shape of a square with fighting southward in the Rossosh During July it our troops continued stubborn battles to the west of Voronezh and in the area of the town of Nazi Goals Volga manufacturing centers and Caucasus oil were described of ficially as the Nazi goals in an ex portation of Russian soldiers to hold their ground at any cost Not one more step the army Red We cannot afford to yield another yard of Soviet Turn to Page 6 BULLETINS July 10 President Roosevelt signed legisla tion today authorizing the con struction of tons of addi tional combat ships and tons of auxiliary vessels for the The new combat ship raising to the authorized strength of the is expected to be in service by the end of It will give us the largest Navy in the commented chair man Vinson DGa of the House Naval Affairs July 10 5VThe Office of Price Administration fac ed new difficulties today as Sena tor Russell DGa asked the Sen ate Appropriations Committee to amend legislation to provide OPA iunds so as to cancel an increase of cents a gallon in the price ot jasoline recently approved by OPA for the rationed eastern The Russel proposal would jrohibit use of any of the money be allocated OPA in payment of the salaries or expenses of any employee who ordered or attempted to enforce such an in July 10 You can now buy your extra 2 pound bonus allotment of sugar by presenting ration stamp to your The stamp became valid this OPA and may be used until midnight of as authorized by OPA last The sugar purchasable with stamp 7 is in addition to the regular rations provided by stamps 5 and also good for a 2pound sugar may be used until Midnight July after which stamp 6 may be used until midnight July 10 Che Navy reported today that Ad miral Chester com mander in chief of the Pacific recently escaped serious in in an airplane crash on the vest coast which cost the life o pjaaes