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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 11, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool Weather Details on tags AUGUST 1934 PRICE 3 MARINES LAND Blackout Now Set For 10 Oclock Wednesday Night State Urges Discretion In Enforcing Rules Major General George Grunert of commander of the Sixth Area Service Command of civilian defense announced today that the time of Wednesday nights blackout in Michigan had been changed to 10 The blackout will remain in effect un til Original plans called a blackout from 11 to Lenawee defense of ficials said this afternoon that they would observe the change in With Adrian air raid wardens scheduled to meet tonight at the high school building at S oclock to discuss flaws in Friday nights first city blackout and to make plans for the sixth area blackout tomor row Captain Donald Leonard of state defense corps urged wardens to use discretion and be sensible about enforcing Official orders for tomorrow nights blackout in southern Mich igan and parts of Illinois and Wis conin were received yesterday by Karl Adrian civilian de fense They are practical ly identical with local rules adopt ed for last Fridays The state give local officials the right to decide on the movement of interstate Hoch said today that after a conference with Commissioner Louis Germond it was decided to stop the movement of all traffic in the city except fire trucks and We were of the Hoch if trucks were permitted to air raid wardens would get the idea that the blackout didnt amount to much and that they might neglect to check house We decided it was best to stop all trucks in our War Plants May Work Plans call for the Adrian post office to be blacked out for minutes after which clerks and em ployees will continue with their usual War plants are not re quired to comply with the blackout orders by so production is interrupted or the hazzards of sa botage are Turn to Page 6 Most Time Clocks On Street Lights Set For Blackout The street lights in most of the smaller villages and settlements of the county will not be turned on Wednesday night until oclock at the conclusion or the blackout The lights are turned on and off by timeclock working and Consumers Power Company employees are ad justing the 200 or more clocks about the county today and to Their adjustments will have to be changed again Thurs Manually operated switches to turn the lights on and off despite the timeclock settings have been ordered through the War Produc tion Board but enough of them to equip the entire county have not yet been Considerable copper is used in the switches and copper is a critical material for war Sheriff Roscoe Scott said today that some lighted advertising signs along country roads also are oper ated by timeclock switches and lack hand They and street lights that cannot be turned out are exempted under the order for the blackout If they are burning during the blackout period it is not a result of failing to comply with the August Bond Quota In Lenawee County Totals Henry Secre tary of the has an nounced the nations August war bond quota as The August quota for Michigan is and the August quota for Lenawee county is Hills dales quota for August is the Monroe quota is the Jackson county quota and the Washtenew county quota The war bond sales in Lenawee county for July now are In the process of being SEES UNUTHGOW NEW 11 Lauchlin President Roose velts special to China who recently came to conferred today with the Lord Lin BELIEVE 12 DEAD IN Hundreds Dig Through Debris in Suburb of Milwaukee 11 XP Grimestreaked rescue squads fought their way inch by inch through tons of broken glass and debris today seeking the bodies of 12 men believed to have died when a warehouse collapsed in suburban Wauwatosa shortly before noon The harsh glare of floodlights fell on hundreds of the sweating rescue who work ed on a 30 foot mound of broken beer bottles and bricks picking away carefully from the top with drag link and clam lest other parts of the building col lapse and bury Outside a great circle of light that bathed the building sat wo menfolk the men believed bur ied sobbing and receiving consolation from clergymen and Red Cross They clung to a very slim hope that through some miracle their men still might be They thought there was a chance that a Door might have come down intact and formed a protective roof under the thousands of broken bottles and Police Chief Louis Wrasse said there was practically no how that any of the men would be found No cries for aid or other sounds have been heard since rescue squads started their he Nineteen other men who were working in the building escaped when one of the top floors collapsed and started smashing down Six treated at hos but the others unhurt Ronald Hart one of the in told how there was a sudden roar overhead and pieces of ceiiing started to One piece hit me and knocked me he Most of the others were knocked We started to scramble to our We started for a It was lock We kicked it out as the roar grew Eight escaped through that The warehouse was leased by the Schlitz Brewing Company recently to store empty beer Sol general said the storage space was needed because the governments restric tions on the manufacture of bottle caps left the firm with a surplus of empty He said there were about cases of empty bot tles in the but laboratory tests to determine the load capacity of the structure indicated it could support the weight of a million William A Schlitz offi said recent rains might have undermined the foundation and brought about its Union Protests Companys Arbitrary Rules 11 thousand employees today shut down the two plants of the Cleve land Graphite Bronze maker of warplane William business agent for the Mechanics Educational So ciety of an independent said the employees had walked off the job at both plants in protest against the companys arbitrary and ironclad He said the two factories employ a total of about half of The work third in less than two months at graphite completely shut down oper Bullock A two member War Labor Board panel had opened a hearing on union grievances here only Union officials said the principal issue was the recent discharge of 21 The company declar ed the men were discharged for taking unauthorized time in competence and reporting for work in an unfit while the union contended they were fired for union Other grievances include a pro posed shift from piece work to day rates and a revision of tool room wage Glen company asserted Mathew Smith of national executive secretary of the walked out of yesterdays panel hearing with the comment the panel didnt have any author SUBVERSIVE GUIDE The First Ground Air Support command at Mitch ell made available this air reconnais sance photo which disclosed a ploughed field left fallow in the center to provide an arrow aiming at an eastern plane The guide has been de Russian Fleets Black Sea Naval Bases Gravely Men aced By German Advance FOE ONLY 60 MILES AWAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS official mouthpieces of the Red the Communistparty and the Soviet government appealed to the fight ing forces today to save acknowledging in the plainest words the gravity of the position as Axis armies ground through the smoking Maikop oil fields and the scorched wheatlands near Krasho1 The fate of our country is be ing decided in the violent battles on the Don and the de clared Red organ of the Red It quoted the Russian 18th cen tury general who told his troops We are surrounded by mountains to retreat is shome we can not expect help from anybody we stand on the edge of the the government news asserted the danger hang ing over our country has increas ed and said the despite tremendous continues to rush into the depths of the In the name of the freedom and in dependence of the of your people and your halt and repulse the the Communist urged by iron bar every way to the German The newspaper said the enemy drives deeper into the Disregarding the Fascists summon all their forces to occupy important Bases In Grave Danger The German drive into the Cau casus placed the Red fleets Black Sea naval stations Novorossisk and Tuapse in grave Separate German columns were within 60 miles of the two sea ports as the Nazi invaders spread out in the northern foothills of the Caucasian mountains and pressed the weary Russian defenders back toward the BJack Sea coast south of the Kuban A German spokesman announc ed last night that Novorossisk had been attacked by dive Turn to Page 6 Doubt is Cast On Report About 5th Column Signs 11 XP The War Department said today it had received reports indicating that a story released at Mitchel for publication about signs pointing to important defense may be un The story dealt with reported discovery of signs visible from the such as arrows created by plowing in a field or by cutting in which could serve as guides to direct enemy bombers to American defense installations or other military Aerial photographs also were released in connection with the The department said that Lieu tenant General Hugh commanding the eastern defense command with headquarters at Governors was inves tigating the The text of the brief department memorandum on the subject Reports reaching the Wan De partment indicate thata story rela tive to signs pointing to important defense installations released at Mitchel New for pub lication on may be The commanding eastern defense is having a de tailed investigation made and he Turn to Page 7 MAX STEPHAN LOSES BRAVADO 11 50yearold Germanborn American sentenced to hang has lost his and yesterday told his attorney Im in a hell of a I never the rotund Stephan that Id bet all the tea in anything that I wouldnt Stephan hadshouted after his sentence will not let me His attorney Verne came to the federal correctional institution the execu tion will be to consider an appeal from the sentence imposed by Federal Judge Arthur Tut No decision was reached at the first and was continued Stephan was convicted of trait orously aiding Lieut Peter Nazi whohad escaped from a Canadian concentration later captured in San An by the and who testified for the government at Stephans has returned to 200 OF GAS Gasoline Truck Trailer Upsets Along US223 About 200 gallons of gasoline was spilled along US223 two miles west of Palmyra this morning at 6 oclock when a gasoline tank truck and trailer skidded in soft earth where the highway is being The trailer tipped The truck and trailer together were hauling gallons of gaso line for the Socony Vacuum Oil Company of The driven by Austin was going west on US 223 and was bringing the load Going out along the side of the concrete where the road is being the trailer skidded on the soft earth and A wrecker truck was called from Toledo to right the The rural truck of the Adrian fire de partment also was called and Ad rian firemen remained on the scene until the load was ready to move again at 1 oclock this Traffic was detoured around the wrecked The truck driver was not Distribution of Lenawee county receipts from the state gasoline and weight taxes were announced today by the county road commis The county received a total of from the state last week from weight and gasoline One the amount went to the road commission and the other half went to municipal commun ities and the county at large for road maintenance and repair ex The division amng the municipal communities is as based on a population Hudson Clay On Te and the county at The weight tax revenue amount ed to and had accumu lated during the second quarter of The gas tax receipts were from the first half of George chairman of the county road said that the weight tax for the second quarter was halfof what in Fear Dreaded HinduMoslem Strife May Start at Any Moment BRITISH TROOPS ON GUARD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 11 British some armed with machine came to the aid of police today as 13 more persons were killed and 30 were injured in 10 which gunfire was to break Bombay mobs participating in Mohandas Gandhis civil disobedience cam The number of casualties since outbreaks began Sunday thus was brought to 28 dead and more than 200 with disorders and mill stoppages spreading wid er over India and indications that dreaded communal rioting be tween Hindus and Moslems might break The Bombay government an nounced that troops had partici pated in the firing on crowds on one or two Police marched in formation through the various disturbed From Bombay on the west coast to Calcutta on the east coast came reports of hartals the closing of stores and goon daism rowdyism as the call for a total shutdown of trade spread to Gandhis turbulent followers with a promise from their leaders of victory in two months in what they called their final struggle against British There were new demonstrations this morning in the Parel and Matunga sections of Bonfires were started in the streets and fed with neckties and other articles of European clothing snatched from Police Fire on Mobs Police opened fire twice when mobs set fire to a wooden police guard post and attempted to halt As the day wore on police fired several times increasing the toll of Two were killed and several injured during the In many places the mere pres ence of troops prevented out A regiment marched into Ahmedabad where students and mill workers had seemed on the verge of Troops march ed ceaselessly through the streets of Machineguns were mounted covering a beach where a meeting of Indians had been An armored car stood guard at one Two score veterans of the Burma stood with fixed bay onets at another Turn to Page 6 American Planes Bomb Hankow 11 At Fighterescorted American bomb ers in a lowaltitude attack on Hankow and vicinity bombed new ly constructed warehouses and other objectives Lieut Joseph Stilwells head quarters announced Japans greatest inland base in is on the Yangtze River and has been a frequent tar get of the American The headquarterss war bulletin said there was no antiaircraftfire and no air Incendiary as well as high ex plosive bombs were it A number of hits were scored in the town and on newly constructed At least two faresyere SOLOMONS One Cruiser Sunk Two Two Destroyers and Transport King Reports Urges Higher Taxes On Estates LaFoIlette Says Proposed Rates on Lower Bracket Incomes Are Too High 11 fl Senator La Follette ProgWis said today he believed the lower bracket income tax rates propos ed in the new revenue bill were too and declared that Con gress and the Treasury are only picking a number from 1 to 10 when they arrive at a goal in dol lars and cents for the additional tax La Follette is a member of the Senate Finance Committee which expects to complete its public hearings Thursday on the pro gram already approved by the As far as I am he told I am opposed to the drastic increases contained in the House bill for the lower in come group of and above I think they should not be imposted until the loopholes have been plugged and additional revenue is obtained from In my view the House bill fails to provide revenue on the basis of ability to It does nothing to help small which is threatened with extinction by pri It taxes the underpaid too The House bill provides a exemption for single persons and for married com pared with the present and The normal tax rate would be raised from 4 to 6 per and the surtax on the lowest bracket 6 to 13 per In the House voted a withholding levy of 5 per cent on salaries and to be collected at the source starting next year for application to the tax due March Turn to Page 7 Union Contract Deadlock Heads for WLB W Renewed talk of a drive for higher steel prices was heard today as deadlocked contract negotiations between the CIO United Steel Workers Union and five principal operating subsidiaries of the United States Steel Corporation headed for the national War Labor Formal announcement of the parleys breakdown came last Later the Labor Board dis closed that Jesse media tion will meet here today with CIO President Philip Murray and director of in dustrial relations for Big Steel to dicuss procedure for handling their Both sides said they expected no interruption in The statement issued by the subsidiaries expressed the hope the board would explore promptly and com pletely the points of The union asked the corporation to grant demands recommended recently by the Labor Board in the Little Steel case Re Youngstown Sheet and Bethlehem and Inland Steel These included a 44 cents a day pay raise retroactive to last February a checkoff of union dues and maintenance of union Few following the Big Steel negotiations closely had believed from their start on July 31 an agreement would develop on at least two big issues without gov ernmental intervention retroac tive involving almost 000 of Big Steel and the elimination of sectional rate dif The differentials were not decided in the Little Steel Murray has contended that since the Little Steel concerns agreed to accept the boards it is only fair to them and the industry that other companies include the retroactive A steel use of his name because he said he couldnt afford to stick out my of the contro versy The union says its contracts are The steel corporations con tract didnt expire officially until So I cant see how the union or the board can expect a gift of several millions of And I dont see how one company can be asked to upset sectional wage That is an industry wide or a national Holding bur Says Curtin Mac Arthurs Bombers Pound Jap Bases and Cover Allied Landing Force GENERAL MACARTHURS Aus 11 Allied forces which accomplished their planned landings in an land and seaborne attack on the Solomon Islands are under strong Japanese counter but we are holding our Australian Prime Minister Curtin announced As he made this widening assaults by Allied bombers under Douglas MacArthurs command today were reported covering the hardhitting American leather necks who plunged ashore on the Solomon Islands in a battle that may mark the offensive turning point in the war of the From MacArthurs headquarters in Australia came word that bombers had off in the fourth day of the great battle to smash at Jap anese positions on the island fringes of the mam theater of One of the principal targets NAZIS EXECUTE 93 FRjICn Threaten Every Child In France After New Uprisings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 11 The Germans have threatened re prisals against every woman and child in occupied France after new antiNazi outbreaks for which 93 Frechmen were The executions were announced in Paris last night by the German miliatry commander who invited the people in their best interest to help discover those responsible for assaults on German soldiers or I will be obliged to take measures for which the whole population will Despite numerous the calm again has been brokenat cer tain pouits in occupied said the signed by chief of the SS elite guard and police in occu pied Assassination attempts have been made against German soldiers by terrorists and communists hi the pay of I have in con sequence had 93 terrorists shot who had conducted acts of or had been From Belgium and the Nether lands meanwhile came reports of new preparations by the Germans against any allied An order was said to have been found in possession of a high Nazi officer in Belgium authorizing that the torch be applied to everything in sight if the Germans were forced to retreat before allied A Netherlands news agency ac count said Nazis in Holland have started organizing a Dutch home guard because of the allied invasion In Norway a bitter religious dis pute came to the fore again when Vidkum Naziinstalled ordered dissolution of the provisional church council organ ized by dissident BULLETINS 11 British military source said today that the allied hold on the middle east was gravely menaced by the onrushing German forces in the Caucasus and Marshal Rommels GermanItalian army in Egypts western Infinitely more is at stake than preservation of Russian oil fields and British bases in said this which declined to per mit closer was the strong enemy base at Ra a New Britain port north west of the where Army spokesman said 13 and pos sibly 19 Japanese planes had destroyed in the last three Allied bombers wheeling out over the waters northwest of Aus tralia struck three Japanese ships off Dutch including a large while others roared again toward the Solomon battle area to the northeast of the main large Fires Started In a raid by Army airmen last night over an Allied com munique large fires visible for 50 miles were started and a Japanese bomber was Off the Allied bombers hit a Japanese merchant vessel probably sinking and set a cargo three hits in addition to damaging the de stroyer The land reported by the Navy late yesterday to be still in appeared to be cen tered on Tulagi and Guadalcanal in the southeastern Solo mon group which lies 900 miles northeast of Other ground actions were un der way in New west of the where the Allies pushed back the Japanese in the Kokoda 60 miles east of Al liedheld Port The Japanese were known to have concentrated heavy forces in the southeastern and despite an initial surprise by the Allied landing forces Admiral Ernest commander in chief of the United States reported that the enemy had counterattacked with rapidity and Turn to Page 7 Farmer Attacked By Bull Suffers Two Broken Ribs August Breckel of Route suffered two broken ribs and body bruises when he was attacked by a bull on his farm early last Breckel started to run when the bull but fell in soft The animal tossed him in the air a few Breckel finally landed on his back and was able to grasp the nose ring and hold off the bull until he reached and climbed a He was kept in the tree for two hours before the bull finally left A physician was called and he believes Breckel suffered no internal in Commission Hears Of Possible Increase In Steam Heating Rates As a result of information con cerning a possible increase in steam heating rates in Adrian which was brought to the attention of the city commission at its weekly meeting the matter was referred to City Attorney Clarke Bald win for his The mo tion also stipulated that Bald win request the state public utilit ies commission to inform the city commission of a hearing date on the matter if such a date is The city commission learned of the proposed rate increase from Major Bird who appeared before yester days Bird said that he understood that a new rate schedule was be ing considered by the Consumers Power Company and for ex first step rates would be changed from 86 cents for each thousand pounds to for each thousand Roy manager of the power company de clined to comment on the matter No change in the rate schedule has yet been filed with the state utilities In accordance with the Adrian planning commission ordinance which was adopted July Mayor Lundahl has appointed six of the nine members of the new commission and the resolution gov erning these appointments was adopted by the city commission The appointees are for one year Miss Alice one year John two years two years Harold three years and Milton three As provided by the Mayor Public Works Commis sioner Adelbert Vedder and City Engineer Walter Frazier also are members of the planning commis The purpose of the new commis sion is to formulate plans for the future development of Its duties will consist of providing a working program of improvements for the next several A master plan of the proposed im provements will be developed according to the may be adopted as a whole or as suc cessive Recommendations of the planning commission be overruled by a two thirds vote of the city The other business at yesterdays meeting consisted of the accept ance of Commissioner monthly   

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