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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers on Pare Two AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 TO BE IN AT 8 Increased Enrollment Is Ex pected by Little in Grade Buildings AVIATION COURSE ADDED The Adrian public schools will reopen September it was an nounced today by George with numerous new teachers on the A teachers meeting conducted primarily for the purpose of acquainting the new faculty members with the policies and procedures of the Adrian schools is to be held Labor Because of wartime Little is expecting an increased enrollment in the elementary In recent mouths numer ous war production workers and their families have moved to the However Little antici pates a corresponding decrease in senior high the reason be ing that many particularly may choose to seek employ ment rather than finishing their high school A five hour a week course in pre flight which may be sub stituted for science or mathematics for college has been add ed to the senior high school cur James physics will teach the subject High School Changes Many faculty changes have oc curred throughout the public school In the senior high Miss Mary Lucille Alban has taken a government position In Detroit and she will be replaced In the commercial department by Miss Frances Mourning of Alga Miss Marie Bannan of Port a 1942 graduate of the University of will re place Miss Gertrude has in the social science de partment Stewart of this city will instruct American history formerly taught by Miss Yvonne Stafford who is tak ing postgraduate work in social science at Catholic University in Clarke Baldwin will teach biology classes Turn to Page 6 Services JMiiton Everett BeSaturday Milton 20 years son of Arthur Ostrander of 372 Nelson died yesterday afternoon from the effects of poi Bon taken less than two hours be fore he was scheduled to leave Adrian with a group or Lenawee county men for active Army service at Fort former inspector at the GerityAdrian to Detroit two weeks ago for his Army physical examina He passed the was inducted into the Army and was placed on the reserve list and given a 14day furlough to dis pose of private Wednesday night Everett was the honored guest at a send off party arranged by his Mary Fisher of 222 George Street with whom he made his Relatives said thathe was in good spirits and jokingly re marked that Ill be a buck pri vate when I go in but Ill be a ma jor when I come On other he had told relatives that he didnt want to go to the It was learned that Everett purchased two ounces of poison early Wednesday He ex plained to store clerks that he wanted something to kill Turn to Page 6 James Fell in Water at Thompson Home fipecicJ to The Telegram Fos three year old son of and Hal was drowned yesterday afternoon in the pool on the lawn of the Thompson The child had been playing out of doors and when Foster did not see him in the yard she began a search and found the body floating on the surface of the He had been out of sight only a few No one saw him fall into the The Fos ter home is at South Market and Pleasant two doors from the Thompson Abraham was called and Ellis Rozelle used the Charles Brown Son resuscitator until Norman McKenzie and Paul Ahle Adrian arrived with an inhalator which they used for more than an James was born June in The family came to Hudson in April Besides the parents he leaves a sister Margery and his grandpar ents and Gail Goss of and Foster of The funeral is to be held Sunday afternoon at 3 oclock in the Methodist The other ar rangements have not been complet A WORLD AT WAR SOVIET RUSSIA UNITED STATES r 1 TrIVICA1 HAWAIIAN IS IS INDIAN MADAGASCAR OCEAN AMERICA SCAU AT EQUATOR 0 1000 2000 3000 Solomon Islands Battle Explodes Over Broadening Area Of The South Seas Russian Army Holds Stoutly On Approaches To Stalingrad Overall Axis strategy was seen as a German drive through the Caucasus 2 and from Egypt 3 for a junction with the Japanese pushing 4 into India when the monsoons American smashes at Japanese in Aleutians 6 and Solomon Islands 7 were from being the first United Nations offensive action in the a diversion which might cost the Japanese forces needed for possible drive into Russian Siberia Projected BritishAmerican second front 1 against Germany could divert Nazi troops needed in push to EXPECTS CANADIANS TO BE SPEARHEAD OF ANY 2ND FRONT PUSH 14 is virtually certain that Canadians will be the spear head of any second front opera tion launched in Gillis general superintendent of the Canadian said today at the annual meeting of the Canad ian Weekly Newspapers Associa He against any urging of a premature second declaring that right now the weeklies can do a valuable job for Canada in this game of life and death by telling the grand stand quarterbacks to pipe Lieut McNaugh commander of the Canadian army will never waste lives of he who was press relations officer on General McNaughtons staff during explained When his men fight their way into Europe they will have a rea sonable chance of gaming their jwilb be fully and thoroughly backed by naval and air It will not be Failure would in fluence the cause of war almost as decisively as a successful inva the other REPDRTlslI BMFI Japanese Claim 5 More Are Severely Damaged TOKYO From Japanese Broad head quarters said in a communique to day that Japanese naval forces in the battle of the Solomon Islands had sunk 13 British and American nine three sub marines and ten These figures were without confirmation from any The war bulletin said that in ad dition one three destroy ers and one transport were severe ly It said that two Japanese cruis ers were slightly damaged but re mained in Twentyone Japanese planes were stated to have been lost in suicide dives by their pilots onto their A statement last Monday by Ad miral Ernest commander in chief of all American naval oper reported the loss of one American and the damaging of two two destroyers and one transport Japanese defending forces at that time were stated to have suf fered a large of planes de stroyed and surface units put out of The information then as to both American and enemy losses was in the statement The new Japanese claims repre sented a revision than an addition made in a special communique last At that time it was asserted in Tokyo that the Japanese navy had sunk one battleship of unknown seven four destroy ers and more than 10 transports and had heavily damaged three at least two destroyers and more than one transport That communique also stated that two of the Japanese cruisers had beendamaged but were able to continue The Allied vessels listed as sunk were said to include a United States cruiser of the Wichita type five United States cruisers of the Astoria type Two British cruisers of the Aus tralia type a British cruiser of the Achilles type a British A class cruiser of undeterminable category and two B class cruisers of unascer tainable The submarines and transports reported sunk were not identified as to nor were the other vessels listed as The communique said that the Japanese shot down 49 fighters and nine Union Leader Says Men Will Return to Work 14 The Navy prepared today to take on presidential the strikebound Bayonne plant of the General Cable a move which a strike leader forecast would signalize an immediate mass return to The workers will be happy to go back to work for the govern ment said strike chairman Mich ael adding that the strikers would work like hell to make up for the time lost and get behind the President If its for Uncle let him name the A meeting of strikers was called The few withdrawn yesterday upon receipt of word that President Roosevelt had or dered navy operation of the fac tory until he decided its private op eration would be in a manner con sistent with the war effort One thousand strikers walked outon halting production on cable for the armed over refusal of the War Labor Board to grant a general 10cent an hour wage increase over the 78cent minimum and double pay for va The President acted after receiv ing a letter from the War Labor Board which said the board voted unanimously to notify you of the serious situation which exists at the and respectfully sug gests that you proceed with such action as you deem The stikers had rejected appeals by both the WLB and officials of the AFL International Brother hood of Electrical Workers and the local union to return to work un der private management on be half of nations forces fighting in the Solomon Company spokesmen were not available for comment on Presi dents The threat of a strike over simi lar issues at the Perth Amboy plant of the company faded last Workers voted 115 to against calling a strike after listening to a plea by Lieut Commander Kenneth industrial relations of ficer of the third naval who told them they were making critical war supplies needed by friends and relatives in active Union Leaders Get Scholarships NEW 14 University announced to day it had awarded ten scholarships in the graduate school to labor union leaders from all sections of the Laborites recommended by nu merous local unions of the Ameri can Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial organizations will live in the sumptuouslyap pointed graduate school and will study during the 15week spring term which begins next February Hribal of John Wight professor of eco the men will read and at tend lectures and seminars on la bor labor the economics of collective bargaining and the structure of American In they will participate in a research the origin and development of trade which Bakke is carrying Four of the unionists received scholarship grants of iiflTiashr KT Hribal of Allard of South Win field of and Henrik Wedaa of Bloom Those awarded tuition scholar ships were Thomas Al Ralph Mass Sidney Detroit Harry Murray Gross and Alphonse both of New York The University said the great est interest shown in the plan was by the United Automobile Work ers CIO and the International Ladies Garment War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS claims of Allied naval losses at Solomons ad vanced by Imperial Japanese an but significantly fail to mention land gains of Ma rines Navy announces Ma rines continuing to consolidate po as additional air raids are made from Australian based MEDITERRANEAN Extrava gant claims of naval successes also advanced by Germans and but which London Admiralty says lack reliability German claim in cludes sinking of 19 of 21 mer chant ships in huge convoy Ital ians claim sinking of reopening as rioting dies down and British ap parently in complete control of civil revolt armies report ed to have crushed German offen sive toward Stalingrad Germans report Russian attacks on Voronezh but say Nazi armies are approaching Caucasus to Caspian Sea Russians claim suc cesses northwest of WESTERN warn Netherlands that hundreds of hostages will be shot unless sabot age is Was One of Few Veterans of Civil War in Lenawee John 95 years one of the very few Civil War veterans in Lenawee died at mid night last night in the home of his daughter Reed Updyke in Franklin township southwest of John Dunn Dunn was born October in the son of the late William and Elizabeth He attended the Clinton school and served two years in Fourth Michigan during the Civil He was wounded After the close of the war Dunn spent in Minnesota and Wisconsin and then returned to this county where he was en gaged in farming until about He was a member of the until that organization was dis He also was a member of the Masonic lodge and Knights of Pythias at Dunn was married in Bridgewater to Miss Eunice Leep of Manchester who died several years He is survived by the daughter Updyke and grandchil Cause of His Death Undeter mined Autopsy Is Ordered 14 Inspector John Whitman or dered an autopsy today to deter mine whether John Duval 43yearold son of the late John multimillionaire auto mobile died of a hemorrh age induced by excitement over a domestic quarrel or from injuries suffered in a scuffle at a precinct Whitman said it was still un determined whether a skull frac a cerebral hemorrhage or a stroke caused Dodges death after the last episode in a turbulent career that often brought his name into Our investigation entirely de pends the inspector we had hoped to question Dodge as to the scuffle that took place between himself and his Prosecutor William said Dodge told him she suf fered split lip when Dodge struck her during a in the home of a Howard while Lange was Police found Dodge alone in the while they were investigating a report of a prowler at the and took him to a precinct station for questioning concerning his presence Dodge collapsed while awaiting and was rushed from the precinct station to Receiving He died last more than 40 hours after his without regaining Dowling said there was a possi bility excitement induced by the quarrel caused a fatal or that Dodges skull was fractured when his head struck a chair or other object at the precinct He termed his investigation far from and said it was possible that without Dodges own testimony the full story of how he met his death might never be Dodge was Dodges second They married in with in a week after his divorce from a former schoolmate with whom he eloped when he was not yet Soon after the his fath er leaving him only a month from a Dodge contested the will for more than 10 receiving a 000 settlement from the other heirs in BULLETINS 14 IP John Duval 43year7Old son of the late multimillionaire automo bile maker John suf fered a skull fracture at some time to his death in a hospit al here test Wayne County Coroner Edmund Knobloch said Knobloch emerged from an autopsy to make the bare an then returned to the post mortem 14 The Navy today seized the strike bound Bayonne plant of the Gen eral Cable Corporation and an nounced it wouid reopen the fac tory at 4 Eastern War Any interference with the op eration of this plant is an offense against the United said the notice of seizure posted by Bear Admiral Harold U Czech circles reported today the execution of ten of their country men on various charges at Prague and Bruenn in two days this Quoting official German state the Czechs said four were executed at Prague on accusations of preparing high treason and four for arson and blackout crimes while two were executedat Bru enn on charges of operating a se cret wireless By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 14 The Red army held stoutly on the ap proaches of Stalingrad today and claimed impressive successes northwest of Moscow but the Soviet information ac inowledged that Russian troops in the Caucasus had fallen back be fore Nazi columns driving toward the Black Sea port of Novorossisk and the Grozny oil The communique reported that Russian pounding away at steadily attacking German forces on the flanks of the Stalin grad had knocked out more than 100 enemy 35 armored cars and 350 All the enemy assaults were re pulsed with heavy two com plete German companies being wiped out in one attack and 600 men were killed in the bulletin Northwest of Moscow the Rus sians reported they had killed 000 Germans in two days of fierce fighting during which they captur ed an unidentified place which the Nazis had held for more than a Two hundred miles southwestof the in the Bryansk dispatches from the front Russians struck out with fresh smashing into the Germans with tanks and infantry and forc ing them to retire under a smoke screen after abandoning 56 firing Indications that the Germans were trying to reinforce their po sitions northwest of Moscow by air to meet the sudden Russian of fensive threat were seen in re ports that Soviet fliers had at tacked a fleet of JO big German transport planes escorted by three bringing down six of the enemy Oil Field In the German troops driving down the RostovBaku Railway toward the Caspian Sea were acknowledged to be within 140 miles of the Grozny oil fields after a swift 50mile advance from The communique also disclosed that another Nazi column aimed at Novorossisk had cracked Rus sian positions at one point near some 65 miles from the Black Sea coast forcing the Soviet troops to fall back to a new line of The information bureau said the Russians had retreated only under heavy pressure by superior num bers after throwing back attack after it large Nazi infantry and tank forces pierced the Soviet lines and wedged deeply into the defenses but were thrown back after des perate Heavy fighting also was report ed continuing in the Maikop oil fields south of where a Nazi spearhead is pointed at the Black Sea port of Turn to Page 2 YEAR1D TODAY President Reaffirms Its Prin ciples in Messageto Churchill By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tile first anniversary of the signing of the Atlantic President Roosevelt reaffirmed today his faith in its eight cardinal principles as the basis for a better and hap pier world when victory The Chief Executive and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Eng land penned their names on the historic declaration at a secret meeting at sea exactly a year when the United States still watch ed the war from the Since all the United Nations have accepted its enunciation of postwar as a foundation upon which a permanent peace must Attack Ships in Greek Harbor of whp took part in the American Air Force bombing of three Italian cruisers at the Greek harbor of Pylos reported today that one of the hit squarely with two would be out of operation for a long A second cruiser was set afire and a third was damaged in the round trip attack which put a big new dent in Premier Mussolinis battered Taking off Tuesday afternoon from a secret airfield somewhere in the middle fourmotored B24s of the 98th bombardment group under command of Hugo Rush winged to the attack across the Mediterranean and over the southern tip of the Peloponnesus to the Ionian seacoast Four cruisers were moored in a straight line in the narrow The American planes swooped still retaining high mov ing diagonally across the target which was clearly visible in the light of the setting Two planes crossed each dropping thousand pound explo The pilots said two direct hits on one cruiser were Another was set ablaze either by a direct hit or a near they r imbs v ich ell thr third cruiser caused a terrific ex plosion as fragments apparently struck oil or munitions The fourth cruiser apparently es caped The onlj AC cans encountered was scant anti aircraft fire from the No fighter planes were encountered the B24s winged back to base through a moonless The harbor was described by the fliers as simply a mooring place protected by a boom alongside the hilly Pylos Presumably the Italians put their cruisers there for safekeeping between ventures out to They were spotted by RAF re connaissance and it was de cided that the job was made to order for the American longrange bombers which already had proved their against the Italian navy in aerial attacks in the east ern AWARDED SILVER STAR NEW Frank Dorn of San aide to Lieut Joseph was awarded the Silver Star today for gallantry in action in Burma last The citation said that on April 23 during an attack by the Chinese 200th division on Japanese posi at Dorn voluntar ily exposed himself to great danger in front lines under Roosevelt asserted in a message to Churchill we shall shoulder to shoulder in seeking to nourish the great ideals for which we It is a worthwhile bat It will be so recognized through all the even amid the unfortunate peoples who fol low false gods We reaffirm our They will bring us to a happier in are the charters eight principles No territorial or other aggrand No terrorial action not in accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples Respect for the rights of all peo ples to choose their forms of gov ernment Equal access by all nations to world trade and raw Fullest international economic Freedom For All Establishment of a peace assur ing safety to all nations and free dom from want and fear to all Freedom of the Abandonment of the use of force among nations disarmament of those threatening On these the President told the prime we and continue to our hopes for a better future for the Turn to Page 9 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cratic leader Barkley declar ed today he would make every ef fort in the Senate to bring about a substantial increase in the Houseapproved revenue bill so as to preclude any need of writ ing another new tax measure thi The administration chieftain said he hoped the Senate finance com of which he is a would find new revenue sources which would provide the full in additional taxes re quested by Secretary of the Trea sury As passed by the the pending bill would boost federal income by in a years but Barkley said he thought it was important from psychological as well as from a re venue standpoint to obtain the full amount asked by the treasury in its overall financing We are going to have to find some new source of revenue to do Barkley told but I am hi favor of doing it I dont want Congress to have to starl writing a new tax bill immediately after is Barkleys desire for the passage of a measure which would stanc without revision for atleast several months was known to be shared by other committee to Page 9 Bad Weather Prevents Obser vation of Results of 3 Separate Attacks GENERAL MACARTHURS battie of the Solomon Is lands exploded over a broadening area of the south seas today with Allied bombers blasting away pt Japanese warships and transports apparently trying to reinforce gar risons hurled out of three coastal areas by United States Allied Flying Fortresses and me dium bombers caught the enemy vessels in New Guinea west of the yesterday and drove home three separate at a headquarters communique Bad weather prevented the pilots from observing the full extent of the News of the land fighting still was meager os the battle of the Solomons entered its second and Washingtons Navy communi que said only that operations were Major dash There was every indication nevertheless that this first Allied offensive of the war had now grown into a clash of major pro portions and one which might al ter the whole course of the Pacific The Japanese confirmation from any allied source their forces in the Solomons action had sunk 13 British and Am erican nine 10 transports and three submarines had damaged one three destroyers and one transport and shot down 58 Japanese losses were given as two cruisers slightly damaged and 21 planes lost Tokyos claims recalled its ex travagant reports of allied losses in the Coral Sea and Midway bat which bore no resemblance to the Both of those battles resulted in Japanese Theheadquarters communique said that during the first of yester days attacks on the Japanese ships off New six Japanese Zero fighters challenged a flight of Fly ing Fortresses and that two enemy craft were shot down and three Seven Zeros engaged medium bombers in the second attack and one of the enemy fighters was de The third allied attack was carried out without interfer All the allied planes returned to their but some sustained Turn to Page 9 Report Heavy Red Attacks at Voronezh From German Broad 14 German high command said today the Rus sians were resisting fiercely in Caucasus Mountain passes guard ing the way to the Black Sea coast and reported that the Red army was attacking heavily at Voronezh and northwest and southwest of In the Caucasus communique the ex ploiting mountainous terrain which is particularly favorable for is still putting up re sistance in order to cover his re treat on the sea route from the North Caucasus The attack of German troops is nevertheless progressing In one weak enemy forces were isolated and Docks on the Black Sea coast were again the objective of effec tive German air Two large transports were damaged through bomb A German motor torpedo boat sank a transport off it was The communique made no men tion of land operations in the Don Bend Of the fighting farther north it said In the area of Voronezh fresh attacks made by the Russians Fiftysix tanks were de stroyed in hard East of Vyazma and at Rzhev strong enemy attacks were stop partly in a in fierce and on this occa sion 70 tanks were put out of ac 36 of them by antiaircraft of Lake Hmen and on the Volkhov front southeast of Leningrad enemy attacks broke down on account of the stub born resistance offered by Get man The communique reported con tinued heavy air raids on Russian air bases in the Murmansk area ol the far northern front AUCTIONS north of AL See on Mar ket   

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