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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Weather DetaUi on rate Tiro AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 MAX STEPHAN IS SENTENCED TO HANG Shipwreck Survivor SUCCESSFUL nrnrnno ni Saved After Drifting In Water 73 Hours HEiSABLETOME 6 City Coast Guards reported today that tbpy had located alive on an island In Saginaw Bay and Eu gene missing from a found ered fishing cruiser since This brings the total number of from the tragic wreck to By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS other dramatic chapter hi the Great Lakes latest story of ship wreck and drownings unfolded to day after the rescue of a second survivor from the tragic Sunday fishing cruise of 13 persons on Saginaw Coast Guardsmen patrolling the Bay for victims bodies pulled Ab raham La 32yearold Bay City from the water at yesterday a rescue that bordered on the the guardsmen since he had been in the water A life jacket so watersoaked that it weighed approximately 50 pounds when La Bean was rescued had kept the sixfooter afloat for three days and three nights from the time the fishing partys cruiser had struck a rocky reef and Weary and badly burned by the sun on his back and La Bean still was capable of an at tempt at a joke when the guards mens work boat found You almost caught we nap he trying to Later he said he hadnt slept a wink during the Wifes Body Found Not long the body of La Beans had been It was the ninth body to be The only other known survivor was 23yearold Dorothy who swam seven miles to Her hus drowned in an at tempt to make safety with On the way to a hospital La Bean told of there having been 12 cork lifebelts and one life jacket on the Of the two the belts were regarded as preferable and La Bean took the The muscular who weighs well over 200 said I told them I was the biggest and and I took the La Bean told his Beatrice Barrett of the story of his days and nights in the and a young Coast Lester of the Ta was Point who was aboard the work boat which res cued La helped to complete gripping account without re cent parallel in Great Lakes ad son of Ralph and Ann Wertz of said La Bean sighted about 500 yards dis tant as the work boat had chang ed its course for another circle of the bay area under its Three other guardsmen were aboard Wertzs Kil Andrew Peter and Ches ter It was the latter who spotted La and the boat swung toward the figure in the wafer as Cialek called out his dis We Pulled Him Aboard We pulled him aboard after some Wertz Ev erything he was in very good He was pret Turn to LA Page 13 FLYING TIGERS NOW CALLED SKY DRAGONS 6 the Sky Dragons now instead of the Flying That is the nickname the ad miring Chinese have pinned on the United States Army Air Forces which on July 4 absorbed the fa mous American Volunteer whose exploits set a high standard of The aggressive tactics of the Sky a Chinese army spokesman said have made Japanese authorities at Hankow rather jittery and have forced them to abandon their once easy way of Most Japanese and puppet de the spokesman have been moved into a zone es tablished for because they feel it is At the same time Axis and pup pet flags which previously flew from buildings have been discreet ly removed to minimize the temp tation they offered to American The spokesman reported that fighting between Chinese and Jap anese forces was continuing around Linchwan in Kiangsi Pro near the railway town of Kweiki and south of the Japaneseoccupied provincial Minor fighting also was report ed in the LishuiSungyan sector of Chiekiang VETOEDBplENT Says It Block Progress of Effort By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Assert ing it would block the progress of the war President Roosevelt vetoed today legislation to create an independent agency to stimulate production of rubber from gram and simultaneously created a com mittee to look into the whole rub ber Bernard who was head of the War Industries Board in the last will be chairman of the committee named to recom mend the best program to produce the synthetic rubber necessary for the war effort and for essential civilian Serving with Baruch are James president of Har vard and Karl president of Massachu setts Institute of The the President said in a message to the would break up an existing logical co ordination of centralized control in the War Production Board and override priorities established by WPB for materials necessary to make hundreds of products essen tial in Noting that the board had allo cated a certain amount of rubber to be made from both agricultural products and Roose velt said that both types of plants now are being constructed and that others are planned for construction at the greatest possible Would Disrupt War Program The President said that to take the problem out of the hands of an experienced board with an over all knowledge of military and civ ilian needs would disrupt a unified and expeditious war production Turn to Page 13 Delinquent School Tax Problem Still Unsettled By City and Rural District Supervisor Suggests Return of Madison District 4 to trie City John Madison town ships came before the Adrian board of education last evening to discuss the school prob lem that is bothering Madison school district Part of the Madison district was included in the Adrian school dis trict until separated by a special act of the legislature in The area affected lies south of the city limits and is bounded by Division Street on the the US223 cut off on the south and on the west by the road running south from Madison Street at Beecher Street Under provisions of the special legislative act pupils in that area attend school in Adrian tuition free until July The Madison district does not have facilities to accommodate them and faces the need to build a new schoolhouse or pay tuition after another A delegation from the districts board met with the Adrian board a month ago to see what arrange ments might be made to take care of the There are about 60 in the The Adrian board pointed out that delinquent school taxes collected in the area should be paid before any arrangement was These taxes were levied prior to the sep aration took The collec amounting to about have been paid over to Madison township and are held by the township Asks District Be Returned Osborne suggested last eve ning that the separated area should be incorporated within the Adrian school district and that then the delinquent tax collections would be turned over to the Adrian board along with some school taxes levied in the area in the last two or three He did not mention the amount of taxes collected in re cent He declared that the separation was arranged in the first place merely as an accommodation to the Adrian school district He denied that the separation was a move on the part of the Madison property owners to escape paying city school Turn to Page 13 UN E Hoch Urges Adrian Residents to Remain Inside and Turn Lights Off Friday DEFENSE GROUPS READY The citywide blackout planned Friday evening from 10 oclock to will be a complete success if the people who have no specific duty in connection with it will just stay inside and turn the lights Karl chairman of the civilian defense The blackout will begin prompt ly at 10 oclock when our raid siren records played over the loud speaker from the tower of the Baptist and whistles at the VanCamp and Michigan Produc ers dairies will sound throughout the At that all resi dents of the city are required by the ordinance governing blackouts to extinguish every light in their home or place of business which would be visible from the outside or from The people are also asked not to use their tele phones during the 15minute per iod except in cases of most serious According to a checkup will be made with the telephone company after the blackout to determine the number of calls made during that time and to compare this number with the average amount of calls made during a normal Must Get Off Streets People are asked to plan to be in their homes before the black out in cases where this is pedes trians are required to leave the streets immediately and to enter the nearest Domestic such as dogs and are expected to be taken inside by their Hoch points out ac cording to the people do not have the right to be on the streets during the 15minute per he the safest place in the event of an ac tual raid is In When the warning all cars on the streets are required to go to the nearest turn off the ignition and wait there un til the allclear signal sounds at Turn to Page 13 Take It Leonard Ad vises Them 6 in 41 Southern Michigan counties who will join In a threestate black out test August 12 were told today by Capt Donald com mander of the Michigan Citizens Defense to take it While we are playing dont let us hurt Leonard Leonard said he was concerned that citizens and air raid anxious to achieve a nearperfect should endanger life and property because they do not fully understand In a letter of instruction sent to local commanders of the corps to Leonard said the public should familiarize itself with the official exemptions to the blackout In some local blackout air raid wardens have tried to make fire trucks going to real fires travel at slow speeds and with their lights he They have forced people to get off the streets and to get out of their cars after they parked by the side of the Lets remember that this is Just a Turn to Page 13 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS command ac knowledges retreat 100 miles south west of Rostov and in new sector 95 miles southwest of Stalingrad reserves called into action as threat to Caucasus report fall of Tikhoretsk on Caucasian railway 90 miles southwest of Rostov and development of pincers threat to FAR over Indias demand for immediate in dependence from Great Britain reaches crisis President may address eleventhhour appeal to reports oc cupation of three more islands in arc of invasion bases above Aus tralia Douglas MacArthur reports quiet on New Guinea front attack string of Japanese outposts between Port of Wenchow and the KiangsiChek iang rail line and report capture of SOS Call Issued For Assistance In Sugar Rationing Volunteers are wanted for the sugar rationing registration and the office of the Civilian Defense is sending out an SOS call for wo men of the city to come to its The registration is now on and so far not enough help has been obtained to take care of the long list ofhousewives who are standing in line for their rationing The office of Civilian Defense has called on all women who regis tered for Defense last winter but too many excuses have been offer ed and too little help The hours are from 9 to 4 the re mainder of this week and Wednes Friday and Satur day of next Anyone having even a few hours to spare is asked to call the Civil ian Defense office Will Direct Volunteer Service Work in County Miss Jessie Fee of 411 South Main Street has been appointed volun teer service chairman of the Len awee Chapter of the Red her acceptance having been received at a special meeting of the executive committee yesterday afternoon at the Red Cross chapter Her which is a new one in the Lenawee chapter and was established on the suggestion of National Red will place her in charge of all the different Red Cross departments and Roy first vice chairman of the Lenawee will con tinue to conduct the executive business of the chapter as he has been doing since the resignation of Hervey chapter chair last Miss Fee has always been an ar dent Red Cross worker and is well known throughout the country among those who also work for the Red Last year she served as chairman of the knitting depart Miss Fee will of ficers and department chairman at the monthly business meeting Mon day afternoon at oclock at the chapter CAREFULLYSAVED MOVEJTO BATTLE Reds Fight Back Furiously Against New Threat to Stalingrad BATTLELINE STABILIZED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 6 Russias carefullysaved reserves were moving Into the battle today as Marshal Timoshenkos troops fought back furiously against a new threat to Stalingrad on the battleground where the fledgling Red army made history in the 1917 Dispatches which indicated for the first time that the reserves were going into action against the terrific German offensive said the battleline apparently had been stabilized at both 80 miles northwest of and on the Yeya River 50 miles south of The line still under the weight of Nazi numeri cal superiority in the Belaya Glina 100 miles southeast of Ros and near south of the Don and 95 miles southeast of At Belaya Glina the threat to the North Caucasus was greatest At Kotelnikovski the menace to Stalingrad was sharpened by the danger of a bypassing drive to ward Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea 240 miles to the east or by the possibility of a squeeze on the important Volga stronghold of Stalingrad from the northwest and southwest Nazi Assaults Stopped all Nazi assaults northwest of in the Kletskaya were being stopped the Rus sians reported a firm stand near Kushchevka where they said reck less Don and Kuban Cossacks held a apparently the Yeya attack after at tack by German tanks and Infan Turn to Page 13 Michener Predicts Federal Sales Tax Expressing the opinion that a federal sales tax eventually would be adopted by Congress to meet the rising costs of the war and de claring that a moratorium was needed on conflicting statements from officials in Con gressman Earl Michenor of the Second District returned to Adrian Michener accom panied He will remain here for the next few weeks while Con gress is in informal Michener plans to reopen the Michener residence on South Main Street and probably will remain until some time after Labor No controversial legislation is ex pected to come before Congress during that The Second District Congressman is unopposed on the Republican ballot in the September primary In the November election he will be opposed either by Red mond Burr of Ann Arbor or Don ald Gay of Democratic can With the war largely oc cupying the attention of the Amer ican people he doubts if there will be much interest or activity in the coming political Strong Leadership Needed In the nation as a he people are not yet fully alive to the dangers of the war situation and do not have the enthusiasm and the alertness shown during the World Only strong and firm leadership by the President with a complete disregard for politics will unite the national he One thing that is certainly needed in he said to is a moratorium on conflict ing statements coming from those connected with the government who are expected to This is especially true of sugar and gasoline Mich ener did not apply for or receive an Xcard for gasoline A definite policy should be estab lished and adhered with less talk and Hard days are ahead of us and to win the war will require more than declarations of willingness to Advocating that a tax bill should be passed at once Michener be lieves it will and must hurt every I know of no one who does not express a willingness to play his too many indiv iduals and groups endorse the gen eral principle of taxation but fol low with the proverbial but with a logical reason why his particular field is bearing more than its I have voted for and will vote for necessary taxes to do the The House bill which is now in the Senate will be entirely and in my the new tax bill will be passed in Sep certainly before election Taxes Must Be Raised Whether the people like it or not tax money must be raised if we are to win this The Treas ury Department has tapped every possible reservoir and there seems to be but one outstanding available source as yet That is the sales In my there is bound to be a federal sales The Treasury Department and the administration have opposed a sales tax up to this time but it probably will come in a later tax Turn to Page 13 Sea War Losses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The following table lists sea warfare losses reported since Saturdav August 1 J Other Causes or Nation Italy Nicaragua Germany United Norway Britain Japan Total Previously reported Grand Sunk by Warships Mines 1 1 1 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 284 285 Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tonnage 792 x x X X X x X X X 792 201 801 Known Dead 0 0 8 0 15 13 5 4 0 0 45 Missing 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 iu I ttJi unknown on 1 1 2 6 United 1 1 1 1 Japanese and 1 Axis To Die On Gallows At Milan For Helping German Flier Who Escaped From Canada Reports Catholics In France Are Seeking Aid For Jews 6 Leading Catholic clergymen in with the support of the have made a serious appeal to the Vichy government in an ef fort to alleviate the condition of the Jews and curtail an antiSem itic it was reported to but indications in reliable for eign quarters were that deporta tions to the at least of for eign would The papal nuncio himself was to have seen Chief of State and a delegation of French cler gy appealed to Chief of Govern ment Laval and Fernand de Bri Vichy emissary in their efforts being spurred by the re cent arrests in the Paris area of about The nuncio it was a papal expression of regret at sweeping measures under which Jews are presumably for the German work Petain was reported to have sought the assurance of the Ger man occupation authorities that only nonFrench Jews would be as has been the general practice thus Foreign observers thought it likely that this policy would con with arrests French Jews being avoided for the most De in discussions with the was said to have made it that the antiSemitic program was a defi nite part of present government policy and must be carried out it was pointed out hi this has agreed to deporta tion of foreign Jews from the oc cupied zone along with several thousand now residing in the un Occupiedarea of In a declaration in Paris yester De Brinon indicated the pres ent arrests of Jews in Paris and Lyon were connected with prepa rations for a second war which he described as one of the ABOUISALES TAX Says Some Finance Commit tee Members are Interest ed in Plan 6 Chairman George of the Senate finance committee asserted today that a good many members of the committee are very much inter ested in a sales tax in their search for additional revenue to help fi nance the While calling attention to prac tical difficulties in imposing and enforcing a George declined to predict that the committee would rule out the tax and added that he had not made up his own mind about Two Republican Van denberg of Michigan and Tart of displayed special interest yes terday in the testimony of Jay who on behalf of the Na tional Retail Dry Goods Associa tion urged enactment of a 5 per cent sales levy on all types of but not on wages or George said he saw two possible obstacles to passage of a sales tax parlimentary difficulties and the problem of policing and en He said he had been in formed there was a shortage of certain types of accounting ma and a definite lack of train ed personnel to supervise collection of the But the principal difficulty is the parlimentary he The didnt choose to put the sales tax in its and even if the Senate voted to do there still would be a very difficult sit uation In the conference commit George told reporters he was not expressing his views on the merits or demerits of a sales To get any material increase in revenue above the in additional taxes voted by the George well have to go to some other source of necessarily the sales He said that heavy increases In specific excise as recom mended by treasury might help but wouldnt come close to bringing in the more George said he did not believe either the corporate or individual income tax rates could be increased greatly over the House bill without arranging a postwar credit for AUCTIONS Furniture auction at Fted See on Marktt principal matters now before De Brinon spoke of terrorist acts in Paris and the need of com bating terrorist missionaries he said were serving Bolshevism and the AngloSaxon allies The presently reported repre sentations by the Catholic clergy are among the most serious in sev eral The clergy express ed opposition to the governments antiSemitic policy when it was first and has protested regularly ever A group of young priests now is said to be working on a document ed declaration of opposition to all that France thus far has done In carrying out antiSemitic BUREAU OF Accuses It of Wilful Miscon duct in Shipbuilding Program By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS advocates of a cargocarrier ex pansion program that would de feat the submarine menace search ed today for a solution of the steel which led the Maritime Commission to swamp the plan of New Or leans to make 200 lib erty The Defense Investigation Com mitteecalled Reese chief of the Iron and steel division of the War Production to tell what he could of the steel supply and Chairman Truman condemned the Navy Departments Bureau of Ships for negligence and wilful misconduct in dealing with a vehicle import ant to the success of any invasion He transmitted a com mittee report to Secretary of the Navy Knox as a basis for his leaving it to the Navy to decide whether the report should be made Truman also accused the Bu reau of Ships of biased and preju diced treatment of the Higgins In dustries in insisting that the ship yard use models of the bureaus design despite the repeated fail ures Whether he referred to the liberty or to other boats that have been built by Hig gins was not That the war effort has not suffered an irreparable injury is due largely to the ability and en ergy of Higgins and to its repeated criticisms of the shortcomings of the designs prepared by the Bureau of the Truman letter to Secretary Knox What the committee sought to learn was why the Mari time Commission had to cancel the Higgins contract for assembly line production of the liberty The commission gave a shortage of steel as the The Military Affairs SubCom mittee of Senator Josh Lee D Okia took up a proposal to build cargocarrying submarines of con but Lee said his main con like that of was the steel Turn to Page 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS first person in 159 years to be con victed of treason in the United was sentenced in federal court today to be District Judge Arthur Tuttle directed that Ger manborn American be hanged on November within the walls of the federal de tention prison at Stephan was convicted in federal court here of aiding the flight of a Nazi flier escaped from a Canadian concentration In pronouncing Judge Tuttle said The life of this Max is less valuable than the lives of our loyal sons which are being given in the cause of tha United We have been too to the extent of being There are too many in the sob squad and too few in the fighting This is no ordinary We talk of sol diers and we think of death not in figures of thousands but in figures of If the lives of many of our boys are to be taken to help such a this court should not hesitate to take the life of one traitor if it in turn will help that same just Judge Tuttle before he pro nounced the sentence that he asked will the sentence of death be a greater deterrent than any other to fifth columnists who also want to adhere to Germany The court sees only one an the judge It is the Disloyal citizens know better than the court does that a prisoner sentenced to life is eligible to pardon after 15 years and also that after the war such prisoners usually are paroled or their sentences Turn to Page 13 ARE FILED Organization Meeting Plan ned Early Next Week The articles of incorporation for the Lenawee County Patriotic League were filed with the State Corporations and Securities Com mission in Lansing and the acceptance of the county or ganization as a nonprofit cor poration was The league will be composed of representatives of all towns and communities in the county and its principal task will be to collect funds for war Organiza tion meetings have been held since the latter part of and tha temporary officers are Fee of James Foreman of vicechair man Russell McAfee of and Ballenberger of Fee said this morning that the next step would be to call a meeting to organize the league on a permanent He said that the meeting would be held at the Adrian city hall early next week if A board of directors consisting of 18 members from all parts of the county will be AllIndia Congress Assembles For Momentous Parley Friday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS issue of Indian independence approached a new crisis today as the allIndia Congress committee assembled for a meeting tomorrow prepared to put teeth in its demands by asking Mohandas Gandhi to lead the masses in a passive struggle for the proposal ready to be put before the committee boiled down to his choice make India free now and win her people asfighting allies or withhold independence and face a mass struggle on nonviolent lines on the widest possible The working committee sent its proposal to the main body with an expression of hopelessness in ap pealing again to Britain and the United Nations and all sources here agreed that the program virtually was certain to be stand was reiterated last night in London by Sir Stafford who headed an unsuccess ful mission to India last he declared in a newspaper intended to preserve law and order in India until after the then give the Indianpeo ple an opportunity to attain self he was as deter mined as the Indians themselves to see the vast subcontinent self governing but asked them to be patient not because we want to delay but because the hard facts of war make a complete change im possible at the Pandit Jawaharlal former president of the Congress took the stump himself last night to explain the quit India resolu tion but to denounce again the British governments disclosure of material seized in a police raid on Congress headquarters at Allaha Audience Applauds Nehru His audience of seated on a grass park in the cotton mill section of Bombay applauded when he said he wanted the peoples moral support for the United Na He stressed that the first step should be for Britain to He added this did not mean that allied armies should leave The new draft of the working committee to be voted upon by the main re newed the appeal to Britain and the United Nations to heed Indias call so that she can assure success to the United Nations by throwing all her great resources into the struggle for to Page
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