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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 23, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY TELEGRAM Slightly Warmer WeatherDetail on Face Two JULY PRICE 3 New Landing Made By Japanese Force Near Port Moresby GERMAN GAINS IMPERIL RUSSIAN CITIES ALLIED PLANES II Japs Now Are Within 100 Miles of Allied Base in New Guinea GENERAL MacARTHURS July 23 in the first aggressive thrust toward Australia since their smashing Coral Sea have gained a new foothold on the southeast New Guinea 100 miles from the vital American and Australian garri soned Allied outpost of Port Under a terrific bombing and strafing assault from Allied planesj the enemy put ashore a force of between and troops Wednesday at Gona Mis near Buna on the Papuan Peninsula coast about 150 miles southeast of Japaneseheld Sala General MacArthurs headquar ters announced that this in an area where there are no Al lied cost the Japanese heavily in a large transport and a landing barge sunk and a seaplane shot The Allies lost two airmen first spotted the southbound Japanese con voy picking its way along the is landdotted New Guinea coast just before dark They at tacked scoring hits on the transport which later and resumed the assault the invaders started going ashore early Aerial FlareCp likely The landing may easily be the signal for an intense flareup in air activity on both but the Allies will have one advantage in lhat their fighting planes can ac company their bombers to On raids on Lae and 165 and 190 miles respectively from Port Allied fight ers were unable to accompany their bombers and have sufficient WLB Umpire Here To Confer About Gerity Troubles McKee umpire from the War Labor arrived hi Adrian yesterday to help clear up difficulties in the four plants of the GerityAdrian Manufacturing While unable to make any defi nite statements about what he hoped to Rosen said that he will confer with repre sentatives of both labor and man agement in an attempt to solve some of the problems One of the problems that will fig ure in the conferences has to do with a recent federal court order which demanded that the National Association of Die Casting Workers CIO be disestablished as the bar gaining agency in the plantsIt is not known whether an NLRB elec tion will be necessary to determine the bargaining agency to represent the Differences arising over the dis charge of a union member caused the plants to be shut down for 13 hours They are back operation at the present SOVIET RUSSIA Russia Faces Gravest Crisis As German Columns Qose In For Second Battle Of Rostov BRITISH ATTACK ON WI FRONT Believes Decisive Bat reserve left for The Japanese Zero fighters Names to Be Released After Approval by OPA Nine persons were nominated for positions on the county rationing board of the county civil ian defense council which was held last night at the city halL The board is being expanded from three to 12 members under a recent ruling by the Office ol Price The nine names are to be forwarded to the Detroit office of the OPA for ap proval before they are The new 12 member board will take over its new duties early in August according to Guy Ne clerk of the Plans for a blackout of Adrian and the vicinity also were discussed The Russian press reported that a millionman German drive is endangering Rostov A and Stalin grad A German force 1 is pressing down the MoscowtoRostov railroad and two other one from the southeast of Millerovo 2 and another from Voroshilovgrad 3 are driving on Also a Nazi column in the Millerovo area is aimed a GRAND JURY INDICTS 28 FOR SEDITION July 23 federal grand jury has indicted 27 men and one woman in ten states for conspiring to break down mo rale in the armed forces and thus obstruct and defeat the war The returned secretly Tuesday after nine months investi was announced today by Attorney General Biddle as it was in federal district court wereafile to accoinpany their bombers from these bases to Port Although it would be difficult for the Japanese to make an over land attack upon Port Moresby from it would be just as difficult for the Americans and Australians to throw them out of their new base by land This first Invasion of the Papua Peninsula was considered a great er threat to Port Moresby in that it put the invader closer to the Allied but to get there over land he will find the going Facing the Japanese is the Owen Stanley rising above feet and the peninsula has some of the worlds most inacces sible There is no ve hicular road between Port Mores by and Buna but only a few Americans in Garrison Port Moresby is garrisoned by including fliers and recently arrived Negro ground and some of Australias hardest and toughest fighters who have spent months accustoming themselves to semicivilized ex istence in preparation for the day theyd meet the enemy hand to who was men The Japanese twice abandoned thrusts toward the Allied base through the tortuous Markham Valley from Salamaua and their two main bases in New After the failure of these pene trations the Japanese sent their invasion armada toward Australia only to meet disaster in the Coral Sea the first in his tory in which all damage was in flicted by planes upon sea forces which never saw each If the Japanese strike across Papua at Port Moresby it will be to erase obstacle to invasion preparation above the Torres narrow waterway between New Guinea and Cape Aus tralias northernmost onel and Francis of New York and William Dudley Pelley of Nobles Turn to Page 13 at ihe l ual date has been F Olsen of the defense council stated today that Adrian probably would ex perience a trial blackout very A feature of the general meeting which preceded the counsels busi ness meeting was a talk by principal of the Adrian senior high Abdbn re turned recently from Purdue Uni versity where he took a tenday course in civilian High lights of the which was a federal were This meeting was the first held by the county civilian defense Defense directors of the Lenawee towns as well as the heads of the various defense organ izations In addition to the towns represented were On Addison and The general purpose of the meeting was to compare notes and to discuss Lenawee coun tys state of WRECKLESS DRIVING July 23 Gober heard of ficers testify about the drivers and fined the man for driving while declared the could be sober and drive at that consist ent three miles per Honed in the iridict ment as having used as an alias the name the Frank Woodruff The indictment is in two one alleging violation of the so called sedition which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years im and the others alleging violation of a law prohibiting inter ference with the armed forces which carries a maximum penalty of ten SO Publications Listed Thirty some of them already barred from the maUs as and 28 organiza including the GermanAmeri can the America First Com and the Ku Klux were listed as having been used to further the These men were named defend ants Gerald Winrod of Herman Max Schwinn of Los George Sylvester alias of New York anc William Griffin of New Hans Diebel of Los Victor alias the of St Saba Count Victor CherepSpiridovich Lie u t e n a n General CherepSpiridovich Col Expect to Start US223 Repairs Sometime Today Resurfacing operations on ap iroximately 19 miles of US223 e tweeny er get under way ometime The Cooke Construction Com pany of Detroit which was award contracts totaling for the work by the state highway de partment has set up its plant for mixing the bituminous capping material on the New York Centra property near Michigan Martin state high way department manager here aid today that the companys xenching machine used to widen the highway is expected to star work Unless material shortages maki curtailment of operations neces it is planned to not only re surface the 19 mile stretch but to ividen the highway one foot on each Four or five curves be tween Adrian and Blissfieid also are to be Say Price Conflicts On Wholesale Meat Are Causing Shortages Here Meat shortages that have been noticed in most of the markets of the nation during the last few weeks are caused by a pincers He Doesnt Want To Be a Private July tive service officials will consider the case of Fred 26 yearold who refuses to go into the army as a Iistead of going to Kalamazoo for in army physical examination as Hauser went Sheriff Glen Bera to surrender in the belief that he was a draft I wont serve in the army as a he A man who has had the training Ive had should not be made Probate Judge Stewart member of the Barry County Draft said Hauser had appeared shortly before to claim deferment on grounds that two aunts were dependent on A single he had beenclassified Judge movement that is squeezing the meat packing houses between a ceiling set by the government on prices charged by the packers and the rising prices on This is the consensus of Adrian meat According to the information re ceived by the dealers most of the packers are not eager to pro cess any more meat than is neces sary to keep thenbusiness becausethey are either barely breaking even or losing money in the One Adrianmeat dealer said tb today that a Toledo packing house head told him recently thathe loses on every hog butchered by his concern under present price the packer is only enough meat to keep his business in Tin losing money every he was quoted as saying but Id lose more by closing He is butch ering only about one third of the hogs that he butchered before the price pinch Adrian markets report inconsist encies in their meat One dealer reported that he got only half of the beef ordered this Last we were shorted 6C per cent on OUT order of pork he but this week we got Clement said the case would be I more than we Its a referred toState selective service I The dealers here have been told DOUBLE TROUBLE July 23 wasnt enough that thieves stoli Jiree two wheels and the jattery from Francis Murphys car and drained the gasoline tank dry He also found a police summon for overtime parking attached tc the TRIAL IN RECESS July 23 XP The trial of eight alleged Nazi spie was in recess today at the reques of the first weekda break in the secret proceeding since the opening July that there are an estimated 40 pe cent more hogs ready to be put on the market now than there were year Just what will happen when they are offered to the pack ers who are unwilling to process any more than they believe neces sary to remain m re mains tobe In the Meat Eater may have some diffi culty in obtaining the cuts they the dealers In order to average up the prices on meat as a the wholesalers are sending along poorer cuts that formerly were used mainly in ground meat products to be sold along with the better some dealers One dealer said that he has been told that the shortages are caused by the governments expanded buy ing policy that is obtaining a large quantity of the better cuts for the armed At that may be part of the cause for the short he A wholesale meat dealer here1 said that he paid per hun dred for hogs in Adrian this The packers are fixed ac cording to prices charged by them in March so that each packer op erates under his own celling of None of the dealers questioned was able to say what will happen to the retail meat market as the result of the price One said rationing of beef and pork may bestarted even though there is plenty thosemeats in BULLETINS July 28 reappointment to Louis Mirian of Governor Van Wagone today appointed to the state social welfare commission the F Peter pastor of S Florians church of Hamtramc and Lawrence Marin secretary of the count and municipal workers unionCI Asserting that he was entitled 1 control of the commission by h own oppointees and those of hi Van Wagoner declared 1 have learned during the pas 19 months that I cannot carry ou that responsibility unless I exercis my right and power to name com mlssioncrs that I feel will work tc gether and get July 23 States Army officials permitted th disclosure today that new conting ents of American groun troops and other forces whose pres ence in Northern Ireland was an nounced two days arrived o a large convoy one of a serii which has been bringing forces 1 a potential invasion of new force was one the larges brought to Britain since the firs arrival States forces Northern Ireland was disclosec January July 23 Office of Price Administratio spokesman said today that OP was considering the feasibility establishing price ceilings on li despite complicated adminis tratlve problems FOR TAX BILL tie in Egypt Is Forced Being War At A Glance conomic Future Depends on Bold He Says July 23 ff ecretary Morgenthau called fo two and onehalf billion dolla oost in thetax bill today with arning that only bold war taxa on could bring America a soun conomic He appealed to the Senate F ance Committee to increase th approved tax leasure to a minimum of the Ad linistration asked the same reve ue from the same sources pro osed to House months ie pointed out that since these roposals were the schedule f spending for the current seal year has been by House Iced from le revedue measure the House bill were to be ome he it be ecessary to borrow from the pub c during the fiscal year about To the extent hat we enlist our current income n taxes to cut down this borrow we shall be protecting the uture economic soundness of our ountry and our free o the extent that we we hall be endangering the survival f all that we are fighting to pre Asks More Income Tax Compared with the House meas Morgenthau asked new indi vidual income taxes be boosted rom to 00 additional corporate ncluding excess increased rom to revised excise taxes to be aised from to changes in estate and gift taxes to produce and removal of loopholes to bring in another Turn to Page 2 July Sir Claude Auchinlecks Army of the attacking simultaneously on all sectors of the 40mile El Ala mein front for the first was reported today to have driven back the Axis violent fighting mounting steadily in A communikue from Auchin lecks headquarters indicated that assault had pushed stoutly resisting enemy forces from some of their positions on the El Ruweisat Ridge and that the gains had To the north and south the bat tle apparently still was raging in with British Imperials striking savagely at the Axis flanks in a seesaw In military experts said it was obvious that the British chieftain had been heavily rein forced in armor and artillery and was moving forward in all sectors witlrthe intention of forcing a de cisive CWhile cautions about making these quarters believed that Auchinleck had achieved a good measure of surprise and they appeared quietly optimistic of the Heavy dust storms were reported to have limited the support which the RAF was able to give British ground forces in the early phases of the battle yesterday but later in the day bombers and fighters entered the fight on the central front with telling Many direct bomb hits were scored on enemy armored trucks and gun eadquarters Axis air ac vity apparently was acom By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSSIA Battle for Rostov opens with million German army driving through Don river steppes reported battles at gates of Rostov and within 100 miles of by British gains especially through center of German AUSTRALIA Japanese land about troops on undefended beaches at within 100 miles of Port Fleet in con tact with enemy aerial with no damage of Kaiser May Be Summoned for Aerial Freighter Talks July 23 Airminded congressmen are ask ing admirals and merchant ma rine chiefs whether manufacture of cargo planes by the thousands would be the best way to beat the They are studying a proposal by Henry west coast ship builder and engineering that several existing be devoted to construction of giant flying capable of car rying big cargoes on transoceanic Mott a ranking minority member of the House na val said he thought Kaisers plan was entirely feasi ble and that he intended to ask le fronf ariditwo more over s of seven British was FOR SENATE DETROIT AREA WILL GET DAYTIME ALERT July XP The rmy soon will order a surprise aytime alert for Oakland nd McComb the district ommand of the citizens defense orps disclosed Murray aid he had been so informed by rmy authorities and added his be ief that the need for daytime alert was increasing in view of good fly ng favorable for Since our forces are attacking inemy airplane and tank rying to slow down their fighting machineby striking at their pro Lanphar It is only ogical to assume that there is more and more likelihood of retal ation against our war production A surprise night blackout for the threecounty area is expected soon after August There was nothing to indicate whether the daytime alert would be ordered for a date efore or after that July ney General Rushton to day issued a formal opinion up holding the right of Circuit Judge Homer crusading Wayne County Grand to be a can didate for the Republican nomina tion for Senator without re signing from the Rushton said the people of Mich igan through their state constitu tion had no power to set up differ ent or additional qualifications fo the Senate or House of presentatives than in th Federal The state constitution forbid circuit judges to enter the politica arena during the term for whic they are elected or for one yea Some politicians ha contended that clause barred Fer guson from the Senatorial contest Three Candidates Three Michigan Republican can didates will seek the right to op pose Senator Prentiss in the genera election by being nominated in th primary They are Elto Plymouth newspape publisher Judge Homer Ferguson foe of Wayne county vice and o ficial and Gerald Smith of Detroit Senator Brown will be unopposed in the Demo cratic State Senator Elmer Porter o be unopposed for th Republican nomination for stal senator from the 19th senatorial dis trict which includes Lenawee an Monroe counties in the primarj election September Edward Heilman of Tecumseh who is seel ing the Democratic a so will be aratively small The RAF reported one Stalingrad Menaced from Sides With Nazis 100 Miles Distant July 23 Russia faced her gravest crisis in the 13monthold GermanRussian war today as Nazi armored col umns closed in for the second bat tle of speared anew to ward Stalingrad and pressed upoa the lower Don between those dt ies in an effort to isolate the Not since the Mongols were driven from Southern Russia 562 years ago had there such a threat to the military security of the observers Red army men fought bitterly to stem the invasion aware that the Germans were more thaa halfway along on drives might split the Russian southern and transCaucasian Rostov was menaced front three 20 miles northeast of the city from the north by a large includ ing striking from Voro shilovgrad and from the west by Axis divisions which wintered at 40 miles Astride Railway Similarly a three directional threat developed against Stalin 250 miles by air northeast of The central and most advanced column was astride the StalingradLikhaya line slightly more than 100 miles west of the Volga German radio broadcasts re ported that German and Slovak troops had penetrated fortified bridgehead positions in front of several admirals appearing before the committee today to outline the navys stand on His opportunity to get the navys views came as the naval committee called hi an out line of steps takentbcoust the Jap anese from islands the western AleutiansI r Bland chairman of the House merchant marine said that there was a definite probability that his committee would call in Kaiser and War Shipping Administrator Emory probably late next for discussion of aerial Kaiser Is the Reason SAN July 23 Henry whose shipyard didnt even exist six months ago but now is turning out says huge flying cargo planes could beat the Axis to its knees and that this country could move quickly into their mass pro If he says it can be Im not going to argue with commented Admiral Howard Vick of the maritime commis sion after Kaiser conducted him through the yards point ing out facilities which could be made Most of the big names in Wash ington thought I was crazy when I signed that contract with Henry Kaiser to build ships at Rich They pleaded with me to cancel Kaiser didnt merely keep his Hes the reason why this country is six months ahead of its shipbuilding Rostov and had reached the out skirts of the Don offered no protection for Rostov except from attack the for most of the city lies on 7 the lofty northern 13 miles up from Ser devejop Rtissiah counterattacks persisted against the left wing at Voronezh and about Germans were reported killed ia the savage Turn to Page 13 Tender and Her Brood of Cats Perform Yeoman Work at Kiska By KEITH Chicago ABOARD TENDER IN THE July wind is a wild 70 knot gale hurling whitecaps across the and tonight no planes will be in the ours nor the The battle of the Aleutians is not yet The Japs are still in But tonight its all right to relax a little and consider how things have been with this unglamorous little tub and her brook of lumber ing PBY Catalina Flying Shes a little old and Once she was a fourpiper destroyer but they ripped out half her power plant and used the form er firerooms to store extra aviation bombs and Then they sent her out to nurse the Not even her most charitable friend could call her a Shes no more a fighting ship than are the 15ton flying boats she But the war has produced no more valorous chapter than the stubborn fight the Cats and the tender are making against the first invasion of American soil since For is American dreary and use less as It Kiska is still Sank One Sub Once in her uncharted wander ings I am told the tender caught a Jap submarine on the She isnt a fighting as was said to drop four depth charges and saw the crushed undersea boat rise to the roll over and In time the PBY crews were haggard wrecks and their planes werent Some men flew 102 hours hi two weeks and the planes were beached for re pairs only when they would fly no Whenever a plane cracked up in the blearyeyed repair crews stripped off its usable parts to patch planes shot to tatters by the The Cat worn as they viewed with sarcastic humor the chores required of their ele phantine craft They were fly ing patrols and fighting carrying torpedoes and using their clumsy crates as dive bomb A PBY is as big as a and maneuvers like a Turn to Page 2 Advice Sought by President From Management July 23 President Roosevelt carefully can vassed his wartime powers and sought advice from both labor and management today in an effort to learn whether urgent curbs on inflation could be impos ed speedily without new legisla It was reported that he Tiad ar ranged conferences with Attorney General Biddle to study steps he might take independently to con trol rising costs of living under au thority of the two war powers acts and the basic price control as well as his authority as the nations Wellinformed sources who de clined quotation by name said that he also probably would confer soon with representatives of the United States Chamber of tfie National Association of Manufactu rers and the Labor War which includes AFL and CIO lead but she stopped long enough Second Front Plan To Remain Secret July agitation on both sides of the At lantic for quick establishment of a second European front to ease Ger man pressure on Sir Staf ford Cripps implied publicly today that the British government has some operation of this sort in But whatever is decided about a 1942 Sir Brit ains Lord Privy Seal and of Commons gave the House to understand that the government would not entrust the secret even to 615 members of These developments occurred soon after Senator Barkley of Ken one of four congressional leaders who discussed the situation with the said it was not certain that Roosevelt would send a message to Congress on the The President told a press con ference Tuesday he hoped to trans mit such a communication and it was learned that at one time he contemplated asking Congress to approve a simple resolution giving Leon price administra sweeping powers to take any steps necessary to regulate wages or farm But the Democratic leaders from the capitol frowned on such a pro telling Roosevelt that any legislation on the subject would encounter not only strong opposition but also weeksper haps they strongly recommended that he take whatever immediate steps might be necessary on his own as one of them termed if legal justification could be HULL ADDRESS TONIGHT July ff Secretary of State Hulls report on the progress of the war over the four major radio networks at eastern war tonight will be broadcast by NBC in nine The address will be re peated at intervals hi and