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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 5, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change In Temperature Weather Details on Face Two AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 ARE 10 ADOPT 5 PER CENI RETAIL SALES TAX Dry Goods Official Denies Contention That It Would Be Inflationary VANDENBERG AGREES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A spokesman for the National Retail Dry Goods Association urged the Senate finance committee today to adopt a 5 per cent retail sales tax to be in force until six months after the end of the Disagreeing with the treasury departments contention that a fed eral sales tax would be inflation Jay chairman of the associations taxation committee declared such a levy would be dis tinctly deflationary and would syphon off considerable excesa pur chasing Senator Vandenberg RMich agreed with Iglauers conclusion declaring it is absurd to say that a fixed government tax is inflation We propose the adoption of a war retail sales tax of 5 per cen of the purchase price of all tangi ble personal property to be paid by the consumer at the time of pur Iglauer told the committee It should apply to all sorts of tan gible personal much o which may not commonly be sold ADRIAN TO PRACTICE FOR THIS Michigan Council of Defense BLACKOUT August 12 Eastern War Time through retail In addition to everything ordin arily known as consumer it should apply to all purchases of fac tory and store ex empting only the purchase of such items as are required for the pro duction of war The tax should not apply to per sonal or professional such as those of at or to salaries and or to or to the cost of insur This recommendation con templates the repeal of the manu facturers excise taxes except those on gasoline and and the repeal of the re tail excise taxes on jewelry and toilet Urges Inclusion of Services Senator Brown DMich said he believed that if a sales tax was consideration should be Eiven to extending the levy over services as well as Iglauer said his recommendation was based upon the problems of administering and collecting a tax on Retailers generally have always opposed consumption taxes in or dinary Iglauer It makes their task of selling goods more difficult in war we welcome the opportunity to help with the war effort by assum ing heavy burdens of expense and administration in connection with price control and He declared that about 28 per cent of the national income is earned by people making less than a Under our income tax system comparatively few of those people pay any income he view of the great national it seems equitable and advisable to spread the base to everybody earning He figured the 5 per cent sales lax would add about two and one half billion dollars A debt credit plan of tax relief appeared to be in the offing today for the little fellows who pinch pennies to pay the monthly install ment on their homes as well as for proprietors of civilian businesses facing higher taxes and shrinking Turn to Page 7 Months of training in civilian defense will be translated into action in Adrian Friday night when the city holds its first practice blackout at 10 The city blackout will be held in preparation for a Civilian Defense Sixth Region blackout set for next Wednesday August from 11 to The regional blackout will cover 41 counties in southern parts of Illinois and Both city and country lights in all Michigan counties of the northern boundaries of Bay and Huron counties are to be turned out or obscured next Wednesday from 11 to It will be the biggest blackout test since the war In the Adrian defense officials are concentrating on plans for the local Friday night The Adrian officials have not yet received official notice of next weeks blackout strayed or last evening urned out to be merely mislaid ecause Adrians air raid siren ecords were found neatly packed way in a basement cupboard of he Baptist Upon reading the article in The elegram in regard to the missing which were recordings of imme jately telephoned John Graham who is in charge of the Baptist hurch She said that she had seen the records on top of the ecord player during Sunday school ast Sunday and that she asked the anitor to put them away in the iasement Funeral Services Are Arrang ed for Friday Afternoon The body of Joe 21 yearold war plant worker who drowned about 8 oclock Sunday night in a speedboat accident a Round was recovered yester day afternoon at oclock by dragging It was be lieved that Beaubien was jolted out of the back end of the speed boat Occupants of the boat who found the body near Island Park on the west shore of Round lak were Leonard Harsh of Route a Frederick Harsh of the same Ken neth Waters of Morenci and Jame Hood of The body was brought to the Everiss Funeral Coroner Paul Mott was notifiei and he said that no inquest wouli be Beaubien is survived by th Beverly Beaubien one daughter Peggy his par ents and Oliver Beau bien of three sisters Cecelia Fox of Mary an Margaret at home and one brother Robert at One brother Paul preceded him in The funeral will be Friday after noon at 2 oclock in the Everiss Funeral Home with the Har ley gowerman Th burial will be in Oakwood ceme AUCTIONS Household Blisstlel Auctioneer on Market See Siren Is Found What yesterday appeared to Now that the missing has been the air raid siren which will warn Adrian of its first black out Friday night is back in the safekeeping of John Graham who said today that Im keeping them right in my own in practically slept on them last night FOR AIRPORT TALKS lity Officials Plan to Keep Division Street Field Open Briscoe of Civil Aeronautics Authority offic was in Adrian yesterday and conferred both with city officials and with Ken who is open ing a privately owned con cerning the operation of the two Adrian landing Briscoe came to Adrian at the request of city At a conference with members of the city Briscoe outlined the requirements for keep ng the city airport on Division Street City officials said to day that as long as there is a need for the city airport it will be kept All we are trying to Commissioner Louis Germond is to put the city airport on a business like basis and keep it that A group of fliers want use the airport and we will try o have it available for Mayor Lundahl said he couldnt see any reason why it shouldnt be kept The city commission temporarily has filled the position of airport left vacant by the re signation of by appoint ing Melvin Beebe as temporary air port An assistant man clearance officers and one juard are yet to be One of the former Henry Stet will remain in that capacity As soon as a new city ordinance Decomes effective a fiveman com mission will have charge of the operation and maintenance of the city airport and will make perman ent Morey today is movijig his equipment to his newly purchased 80acre flying field south of the county The field has been approved by the Civil Aero nautics Authority and by the State Board of The north and south runways already are Grading operations on the cross runways began today and probably will be completed within ten A gasoline tank with a capacity of gallons has been installed and the field has been wired for electricity to light the outside of Morey has appoint ed Warren Graham and Maurice Goll as assistant managers and he has also appointed his clearance officers and Anything I can do with my airport which will benefit Im still with Morey A group of Adrian flying enthus iasts will meet at the high school this evening to complete plans for an Adrian Flying One air plane is to be purchased for the use of each 20 members of the All flying activities of the club will be from the Adrian Air port on BLACKOUT PLANS Resolution Also Offered Pledging Armed Resistance to Any Jap Aggression COMMITTEE MEETS FRIDAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 5 All India Congress party working committee drafted today a resolu tion recommending that Mohandas Gandhi be given full powers to lead a civil disobedience movement if Britain rejects a demand for In dian Also presented to the committee was a proposed resolution if accepted by both the working committee and the whole commit tee meeting here would pledge the party to armed resist ance of any Japanese aggression against This resolution stated that an independent government for India will wholeheartedly and unre servedly declare itself on the side of the United agreeing to meet the Japanese or any other aggressor with armed The new draft was described as designed to meet reasonable and constructive criticisms which came after the British disclosure yes terday of the draft of a resolu tion by Gandhi which stated the first move of an independent gov ernment probably would be to ne gotiate with Gandhi reaffirmed today his espousal of negotiations be tween India and once India gained her freedom from British but declared I even in my most unguarded mo expressed the opinion that Japan and Germany would win the On the contrary I often have expressed the opinion that they can not win the war if only Brit ain will once and for all shed her said the ascetic leader of millions of In dians and champion of immediate independence for his A resolution calling for a civil disobedience campaign against British rule unless India is given freedom will be voted upon at a meeting of the powerful AllIndia Congress party Friday and its adoption is considered a foregone Resolution Acted Upon The congress working commit RUSSIAN DEFENSE ANCHOR Heavy black line running from in the Don River bend before south to the Caucasus may become a new Russian defense it was German claims of capture of Voroshilovsk made it appear that the Caucasus front has changed from a southwesttonortheast line and has become virtually a north south The broken lines mark the original Don River and the front after the German breakthrough along the lower REDS FORCED BACK AGAIN Germans Land Parachute Troops And Small Tanks Behind Russian Lines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germans were reported landing parachute troops in groups of 100 to 150 and small tanks in the north Caucasus today as the hard pressed Russians withdrew from the Belaya Glina area to new defense positions in the face of swarms of German armored The Nazi parachute troops landing with machineguns and mine throwers besides small Red Star The parachutists were dropped close to populated points or railway Red Star said the units hoped o seize communications until mo torized help Parachutists also were being landed behind the Russian lines in PRESIDENT TO VETO ndividual Merchants Will Ex tinguish Own Lights In preparation for Fridays black out within the city limits of Ad city police officers have can vassed stores and other business places to instruct merchants in Dlackout procedure and to ask their Yesterday and this 325 establishments were visited by Officers Robert Stites and Norman All were within the city limits and were exclusive of those which are used by their owners as places of residence In each the companys owner or manager signed a statement saying that he be responsible for the com plete cooperation of his place of business during the blackout Of ficers Harrington and Stites both said all merchants expressed a will ingness to The officers called the attention of some merchants to night lights that have been observed in busi ness places during inspection trips the last several nights tee already has acted upon omitting from it the ref reriees calling for dealing with apan as included in the original raft put forward by The British said they seized the iriginal draft and other documents n a raid on the partys headquar ers at prompting their harge that the great majority of he working committee members vere appeasers of Gandhi told interviewers that de pite the omission from the reso ution of the reference to at the behest of the more moderate Bandit Jawaharlal he still avored negotiations with Turn to Page 7 Japanese Halted In Kokoda Area Of New Guinea GENERAL MacARTHURS 5 suspension of all but re connaissance operations in the Australian theater today found the Japanese apparently halted in the Kokoda area of New Guinea near the base of the twomilehigh Owen Stanley range two weeks after their BunaGona landing and the start of their drive across the is Latest reports indicated that the airfield and other small in the jungles at the far side of the towering mountains rom the allies Port Moresby base on the south a vita no mans land with both allied am Japanese troops keeping close to the shelter of the tropica All advices agreed that allied units still commanded the ap proaches to the a pass which is 14 miles by tortuoUs uphill trails from The Japanese control the coasta strip between Gona and Buna am the road to but their air force will be unable to use these footholds unless runways are level ed on the Papuan coast in the face of strafing attacks by the allies am unless the allied ground troops are cleared from the Kokoda Informed sources here said tha the small landing field at Kokoda would have little practical opera tion use for either the allies or th Japanese as the mountainrangei field is blanketed under heavy clouds for all but a few hours in the middle of the A headquarters spokesman sail that native troops fighting wit the allies in New referre to as the Papuan was recruited the Islam May Discuss Views on Situa tion by Tomorrow 5 President Roosevelt is going over the petroleum and rubber situa tions and may present his views to Congress and the nation by to The probability arose today in the wake of these developments The President affirmed at his press conference yesterday that he would veto a bill setting up a separate government agency to make synthetic rubber from grain The War Production Board was reported as an alternative to nationwide gasoline a plan to limit automo bile driving in nonrationed areas by making a periodical check of mileages shown on Price Administrator Leon Henderson described the eastern gasoline shortage and the national rubber emergency as separate problems in no way connected and Fighters Also Attack Occu pied Territory 5 ombers attacked targets in Ger manys Ruhr valley last night vhile fighter command planes aided railroads and other objec ives in occupied the air ministry announced Tiyo RAF bomber and lost in the night Fighters and ollowing up the night made a morning sweep over the English Channel in clear The Germans sent small forces f raiders against south and south vest England and South Wales said the question fuel shortage was of so nationwide important 5 An estimated maintenance in tallation and repair workers of he Ohio Bell Telephone Company itruck in Cleveland and a number of other Northeastern Ohio cities a result of a wage dis today as president of the unaffiliated Cleveland plant coun cil of the Ohio Federation of Tel ephone which called the said about were idle n the Cleveland area and another were off the job at and other cities served by the Ohio Bell Sys Pollock asserted the walkout re sulted from failure of the union and the company to reach an agreement on union demands for applicatnon of the War Labor Boards Little Steel wage for telehone company vice reported commer cial and traffic operations were He declared the strike was un adding the company and union had been in conference un til last night with Owen Schaeffer federal and expected negotiations wduld Pollock said a number of the companys operators had to go through picket lines estab lished at the plants main office and at each of 25 exchanges in the Cleveland Picket lines also were being maintained at all ex changes in the Northeastern Ohio Pollock that a decision would be made only after careful analysis of all the complex aspects of the situa The War Production Board was disclosed to have decided on nationwide rationing in most of the necessary forms al ready had been Pres dent Roosevelt An Office of Price Adminis ration who declined to be uoted by said fuel oil ra ioning in the East was a distinct Curtailment of gas line deliveries as far west as the Mississippi was being he to make more tank cars available for the Atlantic sea loards petroleum Hartley RNeb de ilared in a radio talk that the ynthetic rubber program had been delayed by incompetence and mismanagement in the govern ment agencies concerned and by private interests President Roosevelts views were expected to be set forth at some ength in the message which he aid he hoped to send Congress by omorrow vetoing the grain alco hol At the same time the hief Executive said he did not hink anyone could make an expo sition of the rubber re marking there were more experts on the subject than there were va rieties of The speedometerchecking plan being considered by the VPB would call for the registra ion of every automobile outside he rationed East and the alloca ion of a specified number of miles o each driver through certifi cates of The plan was suggested solely as a tiresaving added the federation wduld continue to provide all types of service to war plants and other vital points such as fire and police and necessary munici and state Barber said the company had granted general pay raises in Jan and against last Jan uary and believed these kept pace with the living H said the two raises combined wen more than the Little Steel boost of 44 cents a daily Pollock declared the union was not seeking a basic increase of 4 cents a but a pay raise basei on the rise in the cost UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINE HALTS 5 re cent decline in Michigan unem ployment was halted during th week ending August the Michi an Unemployment Compensation Commission reported wher claims for benefits filed with th agency increased from tc The increase came entirely from outstate the commission with the Detroit metropolitan district reporting a slight drop in total Henry commission attributed the situation to layoffs because of material shortages in outstate industrial the Belaya Glina where the sending wave after wave of tanks at the harried broke through and forced the So viet The Germans were sending groups of 50 and 60 tanks smashing into the Russian without participation of activelydefending local popula such groups of parachutists might remain undisclosed for a long said Red this may lead to very serious conse Last year special exterminating detachments organized from local populations had great They exterminated hundreds of enemy It is necessary to ex pand this form of struggle with German Concentrate on Railways Red Star also said the German air force was striving to paralyze the Russian railway system in ad vance of the Nazi land The German pattern of it was to send out Messerschmidt fighters to scout for and These then speed away to report to the which then ap ivere the British an nounced indicating a ligh score for Britains secret new It was reported reliably that the Germans were dropping fire bombs vith a new type metal details of which were not disclos Someof the newtype incen diaries have been turned over to civil defense personnel so that studies may be made in how to deal vith Last nights raids on i Germany were the first by RAF which had been weather IS SET AT 3urned Animals Given Medi cines Latest Treatments Medicines latest 5 treatment for pear at intervals as short as 15 to 30 These bombers seek to throw railway workers into a panic by their constant attacks as well as to destroy all Following them comes a force of small then heavy tanks on which automatic riflemen The entire Caucasian front was alive with the Germans battering their way toward Russias long desired oil and the Rus sians announced another new withdrawal in the Tsimlyansk sec It was there that the Red army had been trying to stem the flow of German reinforcements over newly established Don River The entire nation was aware of the fastdeveloping and critical situation in the Caucasus and the in a message to soldiers and civilian ap pealed More firmness and stub bornness and the enemy will be Turn to Page 7 ENEMY SHIPS HIT 5 Heavy allied bombers attacked three large enemy merchant ships in the east ern Mediterranean hit ting at least one squarely and scor ing near misses on the a British communique reported to Other ranging west ward as far as Bardia in air ac tivity of growing scored di rect hits on Axis lighters and pounded enemy light shipping with sea and air com muniaue Durns was applied today beasts who survived a fire which killed 39 wild and tame circus The 20minute conflagration yes terday destroyed the menagerie tent of Ringling and Barnum Bailey burning to death or suffocating 30 animals while nine others were shot to put them out of All were on dis play at the circus but had no part in performances under the big The burned but rescued animals were painted with gallons of a new medicament used especially for treating industrial One of two seared a died during the Longhandled brushes were used to daub wild Tannic acid solutions were applied to scorched tamer under direction of Ringlings chief The cause of the blaze was not definitely but Chief Louis Pritsch of the fire pre vention bureau said he believed the fire was started by either a care lessly thrown cigaret or a live from a passing railroad The circus pitched on the down town lakefront As circus hands gathered for flames broke out between the menagerie tent and the horse Pritsch John Ringling circus estimated the damage at although a complete inventory of animal losses in the 18 cages and rows of tethered beasts had not been There was no insurance on the damage because a circus is classed as extremely so the rates are explained Frank the organizations publicity Animals destroyedby flames or shot by police and coast guardsmen included 10 nine three five three a and two each of the Indian and brindle 8 Bodies Found Search Con tinues for Others BAY 5 continued today on Saginaw Bay and along the shorelines for the bodies of victims of Sundays ill fated fishing cruise to the Charity islands in which 12 persons Eight bodies had been found up to the time the search was sus pended at nightfall and authorities said they could only as sume that the four persons still un accounted for had met Meanwhile the only known sur vivor of the boats of Bay was reported greatly recovered from the experiences of her vali sevenmile swim to but griefstricken at word that her hus had Repkie said that only the thoughts of her baby son at home had driven her on in her fight to reach shore although she v numbed and near The Immediate Deliveries at High Prices from Bulging Ware houses Reported NEW Two investigations were promised today into charges made before a congressional subcommittee hera hat a black market in steel ex isted where immediate delivery was made from bulging ware louses scattered over the Price Administrator Leon Hen derson in Washington ordered an immediate probe by the OPA ot charges made yesterday by Frank associated with his in shipbuilding that his company bought steel from such markets at higher Prior to Hendersons President Roosevelt at a Washing ton press conference said he thought persons who sold steel in such markets should go to jail and that the charges should be inves The second investigation was promised by Peterson D chairman of the house sub committee investigating the Mari time Commissions cancellation last month of the Higgins contract to build 200 Liberty ships because of an alleged steel This matter of a steel black market will be fully Peterson The committee planned to call Frank Higgins in executive session to question him regarding steel warehouses with which he said his firm had bought steel from a black steel market with bulging warehouses over the We got the steel from ware ouses all over the Hig gins They know even before do that well get certain con tracts and they send us lists of vhat well ned to fill the contrac hey send us these lists before we what contrapts we will Higgins said there no of knowing what the premium rice of such steel would add ng that the bill carried delivery charges or charges for wear and tear on I dont see what all the excite ment is he Everyone who knows anything bout steel or building knows of his and of the fact that are bulging with steel vhich is sold in slightly less than arlots at premium prices and the uyers priority rating is used to eplenish the Frank Higgins told the commit ee there was nothing illegal in the Its legal but its black as the ace of he Adding that priority ratings were needed but that immediate delivery was whereas he said company could not be sure of lelivery on specific dates on war iroduction board ITALIAN SHIP SUNK British submarine in the Mediterranean has sunkone Italian supply ship and damaged another so severely she had to be alty announced child is six months Fishermen from Bayport and Standish discovered four bodies yesterday afternoon in a choppy of Raymond Bodour 33 of Au Gres Martha Hatcher and her 32 of and John 42 of Bay Earlier in the day the bodies o Ola Repkie Ceci Arenac county boat livery man and owner of the and mother of fou were Still sought were Eugene Sauve and his of Kaw and Abraham La 32 and of Bay The boat was towed to shor from the rocky reef off Point Ai Gres on which it had fouriderec The lower side of her hull was ripped open anfl the cabin yras War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSSIA dropping jaratroops and airborne tanks be lind defenders claim capture of 125 miles below Ros maintaining main struggle is north of jombard Gsrmans with fleet guns lorn Sea of Moscow admits withdrawals at 120 miles upriver from and in vital Kletskaya 80 miles northwest of Italians claim Russian cruiser sunk off EUROPEAN night raiders hit Ruhr foundries Nazis bomb Wales resort and lose six EGYPT Allied bombers hit Axis supply ships as land action continues British sub marine sinks damages another Italian supply allIndia con gress party hints offer to pledge for allout fight against Japanese aggression in return for immediate Gandhi denies British charge independent India would deal with fliers blast Japr aneseheld Hankow break up Jap anese raid on reported halted in advance toward Port Moresby with Allies in control ot strategic mountain   

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