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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 18, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                DAILY TEL Warmer Weather Details on Fan Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 President Expected to Ask Power to Regulate Farm Prices and Freeze Wages WOULD CHECK IMFLATION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Congressional leaders today prom ised speedy consideration for any recommendations President Roose velt may make to link wage stab ilization authority to overall price controls in the fight against the ris ing cost of Apparently authentic reports were current that the Presiden would ask for broad and flexible authority to put ceilings on wages and to clamp down further on farm Senate Democratic leader Bark ley of Kentucky said he did not know what form the Presidents recommendations would take or when they might be but he forecast favorable consider ation for any necessary legislation to round out the antiinflation pro We are interested in preventing just as the President Barkley told and we will be here to act on any propos als he may lay before From the Republican Sen ator Vandenberg Mich said for would welcome definite recommendations to include wage controls in the Any realistic plan that gears wages to price control is desirable because the effectiveness of price control is the only protection we have against suicidal price control cant be effective if it only goes part Vandenberg Some such linking of wages to prices was reported to be the Pres idents although he told hi press conference yesterday he had not yet determined when any recommendations would be sent to One official said the administra tion was determined to put a check on farm price increases as well as on fearing that Price Ad ministrator Leon Henderson would be unable otherwise to ward off spiraling living Henderson Hampered Henderson has been it was by a congressional man date that he cannot fix farm price ceilings below 110 per cent parity returns on agriculture a level well above current market quotations for some Parity is a price calculated to give farmers returns equal to those they obtained in a past favorable usually In a cost of living message to congress April the President outlined a sevenpoint program he said must be carried out to keep prices from spiraling 80 or 90 per cent the next year or add ing that if the cost of living con tinued to rise substantially he would ask for more legislation These seven points included corporate fixing of ceilings on commodities and stabil ization of stabilization of farm purchase of war rationing and credit Readings Indicate More High Temperatures Today Adrian and Lenawee county were sweltering today in the grips of the seasons first heat wave worthy of the name that sent the mercury in the government ther mometer here to the 100 degree mark about yesterday after Despite the fact that a breeze was blowing most of the day yes it was much too hot for During the the mercury refused to give much ground so that bedroom tempera tures would be more The lowest reading last night was 78 the hottest night of the season so The former high reading of the year was taken on May 29 when the mercury stood at the 96 degree Today there appears to be little relief in The mercury once more took up its climb to the top of the thermometer this At 9 oclock the reading was 83 de grees while at noon it had reached the 94 degree These read ings are practically the same as those taken indicating that another reading in three fig ures may be made before the day is Last years highest temperature was 103 degrees on July Paper Collections For Next Week Collections of waste paper will be made next week in Adrian according to the follow ing Resident are asked to place their paper car tons at the curb in the In case of the collections will be delayed one AIR RAID ALARM Troops and stevedores run for shelter as an air raid alarm interrupts their work of unloading recently arrived convoy ships at Port New This is an photo from Paramount Seek to Prevent Agent Profits From Boosting War Costs July 18 JP Quick House action on a bill out lawing commission fees oa gov ernment contracts was sought to day by Chairman Vinson DGa of the Naval Committee as the Navy and a grand jury moved simultaneously toward pre venting agents profits from boost ing war These developments came after the committees approval of the measure yesterday A federal grand jury here indicted Alexander former FHA on charges of obtaining commissions on war contracts while on the government x Faddis chair man of a House military subcom reported the committee had discovered that commissions amounting to to agents on contracts totaling and said that surface has been The naval committee turned over to the and the Justice Department for any action they may deem necessary data collected at during which four Washington firms of sales engineers acknowledged profits of close to during the past 18 Majority Leader McCormack DMass conferred with Vinson on the possibility of House action of the committees bill next and the Georgian announced This is going to help the housing because a lot of these five per influence boys are going to move out of Washington right The bill won unanimous approv al of the naval committee after Robert advisor in the of fice of Undersecretary of the Navy James declared that it should be obvious that some thing is very and that quick action should be taken to Unable to gain height Finucane widest acquaintance of any woman attempted to set his wounded Spit1in city through her long as fire down in the but it sank dragging him Before the crash he called out his farewell message over his inter plane The 2 leader of the Pilot Officer of avenged the death of the Irish ace in his own groundstraf ing attack on the German ma chinegun post set up on a spit Pointe du facing the English Channel from whence the RAF fliers Ackman said that the wing was flying at nought feet when it skimmed across French coast and that the airmen were almost on the machinegunners before Finucane realized it The ma chinegunners opened up with pointblank As I went Aikman I took a crack at the gun When the dust settled down a little there was nothing to be seen on stop profiteering at government The measure would outlaw both payment and receipt of contin gent fees for obtaining contracts and would establish a penalty up to six months imprisonment and a As now it covers only naval but the committee agreed to present m the House floor an amendment jroadening its scope to cover all SAYS NEW SUBMARINE DEFENSES ARE EFFECTIVE ARMY Canal July 18 Caribbean told a press conference yesterday that new antisubmarine defense measures apparently were proving very ef fective in the Caribbean Although he would not discuss the nature of the there have been official statements that convoys now had been instituted in the Caribbean as well as along the Atlantic coast These measures undoubtedly were among the topics discussed by General Andrews and Rear Ad miral Clifford Van Hook when they were in Both have just returned to Observers also recalled the ar rest in British Honduras and the Canal Zone of 20 persons accused of tipping off Axis Allied shipping movements and supplying fuel for The first full thrust of Axis sub marines in the western Caribbean resulted in the sinking of 13 United Nations ships in the period of June Todays Map The Germans have been stopped at Rostov in For a map of their evident effort to bypass this stronglyfortified turn to page seven of This is Chaps Says RAF Ace As He Goes to Death By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July his comrades farewell with a calm This is Irish Brendan Paddy most noted RAF pilot who had 33 German planes to his plunged to his AFTER LONG ILLNESS Services for Well Known Busi ness Woman to Be Held Monday Miss Laura one of death in the English Channel last i Adrians most highly respected and Tuesday in the wreckage of his widely known business crippled the Air Ministry died this morning at one oclock in announced A veteran of more than 50 cross Channel raids and the youngest wing commander in the 21 years was lead ing his squadron on the largest mass air assault yet upon Occupied France when a milliontoone chance shot from a German ma the family home at 231 West Church Street after many months of failing She remained at her duties at the Chaloner news stand and cigar store where for many years she was a member of the William Cholaner Com until about two years ago when ill health made it necessary chinegun post hit the radiator of her to his Miss Chaloner probably had the sociation with the public in the news With charming dignity and yet with sincere friendliness she waited on customers for many Starting her business career in she began working for her late Charles Chal and after his death she was associated with her the late William the store all that time being in the one lo While her occupation with busi ness did not permit many social she nevertheless kept in touch with many interests includ ing her Christ of which she was a life time mem the Pythian which she served as chief at one and the Monday Evening Literary Club of which she was living charter time Miss Chaloner was a member of the Adrian Business Profes the At last one the sand and I guessed my fireisional Womens was born in the blew that post to Finucanes station back on English had listened in on the radio conservation of Finucanes men as they went in to Paddy did not know he had been hit until his Number Two Aikman called him up to tell the station commander re He went on to attack his target and I heard him say to his Take the right Here ive Soon afterward Paddy said his engines temperature was going up she and two Char Miss Chaloner January daughter of the late Charles and Diana Moore both natives of She received her education in the Adrian public She was preceded in death by her one sister Rosa Chaloner Mosher and one brother William Chaloner with whom she was associated in business un til his death in Surviving her are one sister Underbill with whom and that he was coming out from As he was coming home he con tinued to talk calmly over the He was selfpossessed and his last as his engine This is Finicane recently became en gaged to Jean Mary 20 year old typist at the Ministry of Finucane passed his 21st birth AJ iiiimoiic Jjasseu Ills OirUl commander of day last October in the Asked where he expected to spend his 22nd Finucane smiled and Knock on TO ORDER RENT CONTROL 1 July 18 Government rent control will be ordered into effect August 1 in about 20 additionaldefenserental areas with a total population of about it was learned to It Avas understood that several large cities would be on the possibly including the GainsvilleStarke area in and All three originally were schedul ed for federal rent control July butwere among six areas then dropped on the ground that sub stantial compliance with the rent freezing recommendations had been obtained on a voluntary Since OPA has received re ports of a large number of at tempted evictions in and voluntary other indications that compliance had Price Administrator Hen derson two days ago criticized what hesaid were organized efforts by some landlords and real estate men to encourage a revolt against federal rent and declared get with les Underbill of and William Chaloner is now proprietor and manager of the The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4 oclock in the Everiss Funeral Home with the James rector of Christ Episcopal offici The burial will be in Oak wood INVASION WAR GAMES HELD IN HONOLULU July an enemy pouring in troops by plane and this island of the Hawaiian group was the scene yesterday of a simulated invasion An invasion heavy guns and warplanes disgorging parachute troops were The maneuver was the first held under the direction of Delos Emmons since he re placed Walter Short as commander of the Hawaiian de Army men at the simulated bat tlefront disclosed that the enemy had used parachute troops in mak ing mock landings Thursday and that these men were summar ily dealt with while shore batteries thundered at the hostile naval They added that after a 14 hour attack the issue is still un Oahu recalling last De cembers attack on Pearl and the June battle of were more than usually interested in the flights of roaring warplanes and in the movement of tanks and Officers of the Hawaiian depart ment said theywereconfidentof IN EGYPT IS S1ILIIN DOUBT Rommel British Disregarding Pun ishing Losses ANZACS STANDING FAST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Marshal Envin Rommel battered at the tough 40mile British line west of El Alamein apparently disregarding punishing losses as the battle of Egypt blazed on today with the outcome still in The Axis forces were reported to have suffered heavy losses in two unsuccessful counterattacks in the last 36 hours on the central and south central sections of the desert front 75 miles west of New Zealand tank and infantry troops holding the Ruweisat ridge blunted the first Axis Rommel then sent his infantry against a ridge south of the central but the attack was beaten off by Indian troops cling ing grimly to newlywon Fighting was heavy and bitter on the central while the tough Australians anchored the northern terminus of the line on the lower ridge of the Hill of ten miles west of El In Reuters quoted the official Italian news Stef as saying the British had suc ceeded in pentrating a vast separating the Axis defenses and spreading out the Heavy and medium allied bomb ers continued to blast the Axis com munication lines and a new raid on Tobruk harbor and its shipping was Reinforcements and sup plies for Rommels forces have been arriving at Others are be ing flown in from 10 Miles South of Coast The Ruweisat ridge where Rom mel is concentrating his main force lies some ten miles south of the coast which it parallels for about seven Rommel was reported holding the western end of the ridge and seeking to push the Brit ish from the eastern which they took in a sevenmile advance Although Sir Claude Auch inlecks troops were reported yes terday to have gained some ground on the extreme southern end of the line near the Qattara the main striking forces of the two armies faced each other in the cen ter and it was here that the deci sion was The dominating situation of Ru weisat ridge its possessora strong advantage in the desert The British have thrown a new offensive weapon into the a number of improved 28ton Gen eral Lee tanks carrying 75mm guns in revolving The Gen eral streamlined to deflect Axis wear fresh battle paint applied in United States Foe New Occupies 3 Unde fended Islands July Japanese occupation forces on three undefended islands at the tip of the Aleutian chain have failed to en large their holdings since early this the Navy reported yes and have been assaulted in termittently by American Recent attacks by planes and submarines have cost the Jap enese five ships one believed sunk and nine Army air inone dropped 56 bombs orfVapanese installations on where about 20 tents and other structures were observed June 12 by aerial Other occupied islands are Attu and Since July 11 there has been no material change in the situation on the fogbound islands but opera tions against the enemy are contin the Navy said in a communi que reviewing developments from the time the enemy first attacked Dutch Harbor June The Navy review did not alter substantially information previous ly but added numerous specific particularly concern ing including Simultaneous Japanese aircraft attacks were made June 4 on Dutch its adjoining Army Fort and Fort Glenn on Umnak 70 miles west There have been no further attacks on defenses in the American casualties in the bomb ings were 44 army and navy men 49 wounded and one civilian A number of American air craft were lost the old station ship beached and used for was destroyed a few warehouses and fuel oil tanks were set afire an empty hangar was and a navy mail plane was strafed as it took In addition to ship the enemy had at least seven aircraft GETS COMMISSION July 18 Richard Rube who made pitching history with the New York Giants three decades has been commissioned a Junior in the Coast Guard the Navy disclosed who won 19 straight games for the Giants in probably will be assigned to the Coast s GuartLstationat New Hope Held for Relief of Oil and Gas Hungry East ern Seaboard TO IMPROVE COAST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 18 New hope for eventual relief on the oil and gasoline hungry eastern sea board was held out today through senate approval of a appropriation for construction of a barge canal across north and a pipe The which also authorizes improvement of thegulf coast waterway along the Texas re turns to the house for concurrence in minor By only a onevote margin the canal proposal remained in the With Vice President Wallace breaking a an amendment to strip the canal from the bill was rejected Passage of the entire bill then came on a voice Of the total would be spent on the for a series of pipe lines across Florida for a pipe line from north Mississippi to Savannah or and for extension of the gulfcoast waterway from Corpus Christi to Texas and for deepening of waterway between Appalachee Bay Florida and Cor pus Longtime opponent of the Flor ida canal either in ship or barge form Senator Vandenberg R Mich said The country looks upon the Florida canal as the supreme boondoggle of all To Senator Pepper and Andrews construction of the canal and the pipe lines will tremendously aid the east Many attacked the canal plan on the grounds it would take too long to build and would use critical materials needed in the war ef Proponents contended it would be of eventual value in providing a missing link connecting the At lantic and gulf coast and would have immense value in aiding the nations postwar econ omy Some opposition was levelled at the plan to spend for pipe lines across because authority already has been grant ed the oiT coordiriatpr ior the laying of an 8inch line across the northern half of the state at a cost of To this proponents replied that the larger sum provides for more than one line and will increase the amount of oil or gasoline reach ing the Atlantic seaboard in the Johns river Andrews disclosed that another canal project was under of cut ting a 12 mile link between the Johns river and the Indian river in Florida to provide a new inland Gliders and Troop Transports to Be Used By Hard Hitting Forces July 18 if American air commandos with power to reach the and move were fast getting into trim today for offensive ac Henry commander of the air dis closed that the airborne comman dos are being trained to strike at the enemy where he is least pre While carefully guarding certain details of the new combat organi General Arnold said that troop transports and gliders would take the men to their objectives where their speed and firing pow er would make them the spear head of action against the The importance of swiftlymov ing combat said cannot be This will be a selfcontained force whose equipment and sup plies are all transported by It can now be revealed that in equipment and firepower the air borne army will exceed anything of the kind the world has yet Headquarters for the troop car rier which will trans port the air have been set up at Stout under the command of Fred Arnold said thatsev eral tactical stations under the command of the carrier organiza tions were being It is there that glider pilots will get flight training before going into commando work for coordination with the combat In the training courses the at tack forces and glider pilots are being taught how to withdraw after their work How this Is to be done is a military se but it is known that planes in flight have picked up and tow ed gliders from the The Army also disclosed that volunteers will be received for training as commando glider pilots who will be In the forefront of at with parachute troops to transported in large Fighter Pilots Sharpen Their Eyes In Sheet Shooting FOSTER July 18 fighter pilots are plugging away at clay and their accuracy foreshadows an other Foster one of the largest pursuit training schools in the na has made skeet shooting a regular part of the curriculum for aviation cadets and flying A of the men never shot any kind of gun until they started pilot training but a look at their averages wouldnt indicate it They begin on slowmoving tar gets and gradually advance until the students are ready for faster fly trap and skeet They deal with targets both coming and go ing in all directions from eight dif ferent firing The fledgling pilots re fascinat ed by it and thats one reason skeet shooting in the army air forces is administered in a fashion similar to that used for persons learning the sport for The big value of skeet shooting in gunnery training is that it teaches the student to swing on and lead enemy Credit for the programs success goes to Lieut Malcolm Allen of shotgun and rifle coach who has won many professional trap and skeet House Begins Final Day of Debate On Bill July 18 Apparently convinced the House would make no major changes in the biggest tax bill in the nations administration leaders to day centered their revision hopes in the As the House began the final day of debate before voting on the measure Chairman George of the Senate Finance Committee indi cated the Senate contemplated major changes when he forecast a vote in that chamber would dot be taken before late August or early Just what changes George and Administration leaders had in mind they would not but after a White House conference with President Roosevelt and Treasury Secretary the Georg ian said certain inequities in the bill should be corrected to bring the total expected yield up to the Treasury goal of Speculation to what changes the Administration cen tered around increases in corporate tax rates and a return to the con troversial mandatory joint income tax return for married The House Ways and Means Committee once approved the man datory return principle only to re verse itself Under House no amendments can be offered to the bill except those proposed by the and committee mem bers said none but minor changes was Impetus to a renewed drive for mandatory joint returns was given in revelations by House Naval and Military Committees huge fees made by agents for obtaining war In some of these it was the fees were split among members of a Without mandatory joint re Cochran told the House it would be difficult for the government to recapture much of this Probably the only change the House will have an opportunity to vote on Monday will be a proposal by Knutson to hike the excess profits tax and to lower the normal and surtax on Knutson has served notice he would move to recommit the bill with instructions to the Ways and Means committee to make the and on his motion the membership will get a chance to Committee members said the bill would go through virtually as writ probably late NO WAR VICTIM BUENOS July 18 The Argentine El Argen radioed her owners last night that she was homewardbound off thet Canary Islands on an Atlantic crossing without ending fears that she was a war The freighter left Lisbon Mon Unofficial Portuguese reports Thursday night said she had been A foreign ministry official said he believed the rumors arose from a cabled version of the fact the Argentine legation in Lisbon en gaged fivep lanes to hunt for a wealthy Argentine Argen who was a passenger on the torpedoed British Avila BULLETINS July George retired Justice of the Supreme died during the night at his summer home at at the age of it was announced here July District Judge Shackelford dismissed a second mail fraud case against Republican National Committeeman Frank McKay bnt held that the former state treasurer must stand trial on a third ADO3ONS July 2 miles north at Ad dlsoa and mite Andy tfc AtfVj da Maifat Suffer Heavy Losses As Rus sians Launch Counter Attacks RED AIR FLEET ACTIVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July tacking Red army elated by a Nazi retreat back across the were reported fighting the Germans on the high west bank of the river Voronezh today vast turning movement became evident in the invasion of fensive above On several sectors of the front our troops went over to the coun inflicting heavy losses on the the Red informa tion bureau A stiffening of defenses across the level grain fields within the big bend of the Don was im even while Russian fell back again before the armor ed vanguards of a army massed by Field Marshal Fedor von Major fighting in that area was reported centered not southeast of as it had been for three but the of a Russian bastion be fore the Caucasus oil Germans declared they had cut the eastwest rail link between the coal and ore of the Donets Basin and munitions city on the lower This would indicate the invaders had almost halved the 130mile route between MUlerovo and Our men are repulsing fierce enemy a communique Not far from the vil lage of K our covering the retreat of our launched a annihilating 200 No News from Boguchar Perhaps there was no news from the sector of Nazioccupied 70 miles northeast of where the Germans were last re ported driving down the Don upon Red army advantages were indicated in the 10dayold battle of 300 miles south of The Russian radio said Russian soldiers had plunged the Germans back in disorder hi several recaptured two communities and pursued routed detachments across the Doa south of the city to fight on over fields piled high with Nazi The 222nd German regiment was reported wiped adding to the tens of thousands of invaders kill An elite Russian guard force was credited with killing 600 Ger and a neighboring unit with four Turn to Page 6 Yield to Presidents Plea for Cooperation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Acceptance by the CIO United Steel Workers union of a 44 cents a day pay increase for Little Steels employees instead af 51 as somewhat brightened today a labor situation clouded by a half dozen wildcat strikes and work Yielding to President Roosevelts appeal for cooperation in meeting the mounting trend of living the union hastened to effectuate the War Labor Boards lesser award accepted by the steel workers policy committee in Pittsburgh CIO President Philip Murray said heads of Republic Youngstown Sheet and and Inland already have been asked for immediate resumption of contract negotiations terminated last Feb production of vital aircraft materials halted in the American Magnesium Corporations plant where about employees staged a walkout Thurs day over a wage Asserting the strike was a con tribution to the enemies of the United Chairman William Davis of the War Labor Board declared it was continuing despite urgent pleas of leaders of the Unit ed Mine district that the employees return to In Mayor Edward Jef fries ordered disciplinary action against leaders of an unauthorized strike partially disrupting service of the cityowned street railway system and interfering with trans portation of defense Against advice of union some AFL complaining of undue delay in wage arbitration then voted to return to their jobs last About 300 employees of the Hol land Precision Parts which is engaged wholly in war also stopped work in behalf of a wage Peter president of the independent union of which the employees are said the strike was In the same another strike termed unauthorized by officials of the CIO Aluminum Workers of caused a ninehour tieup at the Aluminum Company of America plant affecting work ers who charged the company had halted the extra work bonus XTum to Cage 6A   

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