Adrian Daily Telegram, August 20, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY TELEGRAM ContinuedlWarm Weather Datalli on Fan Xmt AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS PRICE Dieppe Raiders Achieved All Their Goals Big New Raids On Europe Predicted Anyone Who Groses My Path Will Have His Head Taken He Threatens SICK OF HE SAYS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pos itive and prompt action to forestall any war production shutdowns due to lack of materials appeared im minent today In cononance with Donald Nelsons newly enunci ated get tough The production chief was ex pected to give his regional direct ors throughout the country power to issue quickie priority ratings to provide needed small quantities of materials or Thus holders of war contracts threatened with stoppage or cur tailment of output because of an interruption in the flow of mater ials or a breakdown of could obtain readily the materials needed to keep Informed officials said such a if undoubtedly would put strict limits on the amount oi materials at the disposal of the re gional Eighteen officials of AFL and CIO MetalFabricating Unions were Invited by the War Production Board to a conference here next Monday at which raw material shortages will be The economic published by the said shortages due to inefficient management by the steel industry had caused a con siderable number of plants to shut Official Washington watched closely for more drastic action from who yesterday made II dear that he had taken his gloves off for a finish fight on the ques tion of his administration of the war From now on any one who crosses my path is going to have his head taken he said in dis cussing statements from Congres sional and other sources that the War Production Board had mis handled its Nelson denounced loose talk about wholesale plant shutdowns and flatly contradicted recent re ports that as many as plants might suffer slowdowns or shut dowjns because of lack of cop aluminum and other materials Turn to Page 6 Raised for Equipment at Devils and Round Lakes Life saving equipment to be stationed permanently in the Devils and Round lakes area is being pur chased this week out of funds rais ed by a voluntary contribution campaign among residents and visitors in that Orville chairman of a committee appointed by B president of the Island Park Recreation went to Toledo yesterday to purchase The machine is de signed to restore normal breathing in drowning Foreman and members of his committee have collected approximately and hope to collect more to fin ance a completely equipped lift saving trailer which can be at tached to any automobile and tak en where it may be needed in the It is planned to purchase a smal house car which will be equipped In addition to the resuscitator with fire extinguishers and other similar A training course to teach resi dents of the vicinity how to use the resuscitator and other equip ment is scheduled to be held some time this The trailer will be stationed a Island between Devils and Round SALE OF NEW LIGHT CARS HALTED BY flPA Order Received by Rationing Board Says Armed Forces Want Them An order to halt the transfer o sale of all new 1942 Ply mouth and Chevrolet fourdoo passenger automobiles with bar to make available t meet the immediate needs of th ajmed forces has been issued by th and was effective as o August the Lenawee county war price and rationing board said to The new orderprohibits for th period between August 18 an October any trans including transfers to certifi cate of any fourdoor 1942 model which was heW for sale or transfer Augus The order affects cars driven less than miles end with a list price of or Certain exemptions are made to the case of specified ac Arthur stat director of the OPA to Michigan but the amendment order has no Ven received in its SCENE OF LANDINGS BY RANGERS BY folding Doggedly Before lingrad and in the Cau casus This Is an air view of the outer harbor at mportant French port on the English Brit sh supported by forces of Allied conducted a dayJong raid in the Dieppe area using great airplanes and tanks which were taken ashore in barges built especially for invasion NEW FARM PIE Wants Lower Ceil ings on Agricultural Products 20 new battle over farm prices ap jeared to be hi the making today after an appeal by Secretary of Agriculture Wickard for an amend ment to the price control law to ermit lower ceilings on agricul ural reversing his previous urged farmers in a radio address last night to forego a pro rision In the price law prohibiting ceilings of less than 110 per cent of Parity prices are de signed to give farm products pur chasing power equivalent to that of a base usually The secretarys new stand was quickly challenged by Chairman Fulmer DSC of the House Agri culture who said Friends of the farmers will op Jose any such change in the price Wickard and Hend erson Price Administrator Leon rlenderson would do con sumers and the nation a ice if they would do something about cutting down on the margins and profits midiilenien and others make oh farm In Earl vice president of the American Farm 3ureau expressed doubt a plan for applying price ceilings to livestock could be de It would he an army of appraisers and admin strators and would bring chaos to the livestock producing and feed ing At the same he added that farmers of the midwestern region most likely would not object to re moval of the 110 per cent limita tion and substituting for it a pro vision that would restrict the plac ing of any ceiling below that neces sary to assure an average parity price return during the particular seasonal marketing Turn to Page 6 Bombardier Is Proud Of Pupils The names of some of the men who manned the Armys Fly ing Fortresses in the first all America air raid on Ger man held French early this week strike a familiar note for 2nd Lieut Robert for mer bombardier instructor at an advanced flying school near Albu who is visiting in the city for a few days before go ng to a new post at Salt Lake of the men mentioned in Associated Press dispatches were students of Lieut Millikins and admits that he is plenty proud of A third was an He remembers Second Lieut leorge Pucilowski of Detroit as always worrying about when he would get out of the school and et over First Lieut Will Ray of New was an instructor when Lieut Millikin arrivedat the school as He was known as one of the best in the bus Millikin Sec ond Lieut George Ludolph of StPaul was lidnt have a ophotch Three more students of Lieut Millikins participated in the bat ie of Midway several weeks ago in which fliers gave such an outstanding account of themselves to the dismay of the Japanese The Adrian bombardier also recognized the man standing fifth the the picture of a Flying Fortress crew appearing on page one of yesterdays Telegram as a member of his graduating class at the flying He is Ueut Harry Erickson of BY NAZISAI DIEPPE Reporter Watches Operations from Ship Off Shore Editors note Gault correspondent of the New York was chosen by lot to be among the American newspapers represen tatives in London to cover the great raid on He watched the operations from a By GAlLT MaeGOWAN Representing American Correspondents In London 20 the French coast at Dieppe in the biggest operation of its kind in this British and Fighting French units carried out a complete test of what must be done to insure a successful land ing on the continent And it was the perfect harmony of the and air forces which made it Overhead British planes gave the biggest demonstration of an air umbrella that have ever Spitfires and Hurricanes roared by in Scores of times it was impossible to see the full the sky battle which ranged far anc wide over the district Spitfire Knocked Down But we did riot have to wait long the first was acas of first blood for the Nazis as t Spitfire came down in a straighl dive Into the In a moment W had revenge as we saw first one and then two Nazi planes crashing down and a white parachute trail ing across the skyto showwhere another German had The official figures showing rela tively a 5050 ratio of air casualties do not reflect the picture of Dieppe Bay although bombs splash ed in the sea around never for one moment was there doubt of the safety of the vast scattered fleet o all types of craft which lay a anchor or drifted hour after hour unchallenged except by the defend ers on shorewhose machineguns continued to make the approaches of landing a gamble with MJEM No Indictment to Be Returned for Publication of Mid way Article 20 0P The hicago the New York Daily News and the Washington TimesHerald legally had a clean bill of health today after a feder al grand jury investigation of heir publication on June 7 of al egedly confidential naval infor A statement by William D Mitchell special assistant to the Attorney at conclusion of the fiveday inquiry said The grand jury considering the matter of the publication on June 7 in the Chicago Tribune and oth er newspapers of an article relat ng to the Japanese fleet in the Midway has decided that no ndictment should be The statement added that the iury has considered the case fully ind its conclusion that no viola ion of law was disclosed settles the On page one of the final edl tions of the Tribune today appear depictingfthe Calls Dieppe Raid Allied Victory By DHEW MIDD1ETON Editors Note Drew Middleton of The Associated one of the American newsmen represent the United States Dieppe observed yes terdays operation from one the vessels that lay He was to Middleton was accredited to the original British Expeditionary Force of this war and spent con siderable time with it hi France in the early He was with drawn to Englandjust pi the troops in the 1940 retreat through is a graduate ol Syracuse University and formerly was a sports writer in New r He to London ir April where lie has servec except for his assignmeni with the in France and Belgium and a tour of the United States forces uv Ice ABOARD iLaunch of the Royal Navy returning I have just watched theRAF the Royal the Luft waffe in the fiercest and most dra matic and sea battle of the1 war in the west For seven hours in the blue skies overDieppe and on the glassy wa ters of the Briton and airmen and seamen fought for the lives of thousands of Canadian and Brit ish soldiers who scrambled ashore this morning to storm the ancienl port of r DecisiveAllied Victory The result was allied Its full measure is not 91 air craft shot down by British pilots and gunners but a long line o landing craft bu triumphant men now passing our Turn to 13 NO DETAILS ARE GIVEN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red irmy has taken the initiative in attles developing on four key entral Russian fronts along the 00 miles from Bryansk to Lake Imen while holding doggedly be ore Stalingrad and in the Cau battlefront dispatches re orted the Russian attack rere listed as the Bryansk 10 miles southwest of Moscow he salient 130 miles west of Mos ow in theVyazma area theKal aninRzhev 130 miles north rest of the capital and the Lake Imen front south of This was the first specific men Ion of Red Army offensives on tiese fronts in Russian Ithough German communiques or dayshave told of desperate re istence there Nazi forces hurl edonto the defensive by strong Soviet No complete details of the cen ral campaigns were but the Russians said they had taken a heavy toll of garrison forces left to man the central and northern bat tleline while the Nazis massed their greatest strength for the Don bend and Caucasus German Losses Heavy Great losses were suffered by the Germans on the Bryansk Kalinin and northwestern ronts where the initiative in active military operations belongs to our said Red the Army Turn to Page 13 flyingsSd n wording other than theycaption The Robert edl tor and publisher of the Tribune said I never had the slightest fear of an I have known Maloney manag ng editor for nearly 25 years and when I confided the Tribune honor to him it was with a thor ough knowledge of his character Johnston Stanley Johnston Tribune war correspondent lave only seen a few bu ills record of heroism and Jhe im pression he made upon all whi came in contact with him furnish ed a complete guaranty of his in The attitude of the Tribune i today it before the jrand jury investigation was launched and was the day after Pearl Our whole effort is to win the war and will not indulge in any factional ism excepting insofar as we are persecuted and have to defem The story of the grand jury de cision the top po with streamer in the Tribune along with botl the statements by Mitchell am MADE ASSISTANT CASHIER AT ADRIAN STATE BANK Leslie cashier the National of Adrianan the National Bank of Commerc since todaywas named assist ant cashier at the Adrian Stat Savings Bank and began his wot at the latter Institution this morn Hervey King also is assistant cashier at the Adriar Before Pierce was connected with Detroit Trust See Sons Picture In The Telegranv After Rouen Raid and Robert Watkin who live ion a farm near Adriar were both surprised and please last night when they picked up Th Telegram and found a picture o their Sergeant Robert Watkin whj now is somewhere in Eng land right on the front A item in Tuesdays paper told o news dispatches that said Sergean allAmer ican bombing raid on i German held France Yes picture showed WilliamMusselwhite of Jackson talking to the crew of n the Peggy at a bombe command station in Mu selwhites plane participated in th Watkins said today tha her not identified in the pic wasfourth theleft in light colored flyingsuit We a are just sure its Wa kins said Imso sure if it isnt Id be willing to ea ATTACK JAP SHIPS Strike 4OO Miles North of Solomon Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS Allied bombers struck a new blow in support of United States ma rines fighting to dislodge the Jap anese from the Solomon Islands by enemy al north ot the battle ienator George DGa indicated oday that the government was los ng more million dollars a ay Increased excise taxes ave not been put into eclared the pending tax bill should have been the statute ooks by last March or But even the chairman of the inance committee told lie loss is not more than onethird r onehalf that of last xeasuryofficials estimated a sim ilar legislative delay was costing bout a Far more Important than the oss of excise George is the fact that the new tax aw must be written and on the looks before the taxpayers can ad ust themselves to its The daily excise tax loss islow r this year than he Decause most of the contemplated lew excise money will come from ncreased rates on articles already and because the federal gov mment now fre about half of everything produced in the tax legislation al ways is the Georgian remark Of course excise taxes cant e collected retroactive tax bill is especially bad when youre doing anything except merely changing the This bill proposes doing a great many other He said there was a chance that the as finally worked out be tween the Senate and would serve throughout the with minor We cannot be assured that the national income will greatly in crease beyond the actual national income of the present he Our manpower is now al communique the attack also announced theloss 6 the Australian cruiser in the first stages of thi Solomon islands battle while serv ing with United States navaliorces under the command of Vice Ad miral Robert Lee Australian authorities listedcas ualties which carried 816 84 deac and 109 Among the r talities were the Capt Frank Getting of sign Vance of the United States The announcement concerning the aerial assault on Japanese na val units yesterday merely that allied heavy bombers had at tacked enemywarships i smalUisland near Bougainville at the northern tip of the Solo unknown an that all the raiders had returnei safely despite heavy antiaircraf The announcement was of par ticular interest fo it constituted the first official mention of operations against Jap anese naval units in Solomon Island area since the battle in which the Canberra was lost al most two weeks Japs Fled Northward The Japanese fleet was reportec northward aft er that engagement andthere has been considerable unofficial specu lation concerning its whereabouts Turn to Page 13 Loss on David Mellott Farm Special to me Tcleanm fir which started on the Da vid Mellott farm a mile west o Mbrenci at oclock last nigh loss estimated at Albert a hired man wasmilking and he saw the ffr at the same time a passing motor to spread the The Morenci fire department was called and after pumpingthewel four trucks were used to haul water from the city to save th other The 36 by 70 and machine shed 16 by 24 burned to the The loss included two loader ensilage 50 tons of hay am the oat straw from a 20acre fiel which was threshed Th barn caught fire but th only damage done to it was th loss of a few In 1908 a new barn farm was wrecked a windstorm fewdaysafterit was before Mellott pur chasedthe The cause of the fire has no been The loss is par If by Says Failure To Enact Excise Taxes Costing A Day most and the cream fthe country is being taken for he There might be a larger dollar but that would be because omething had happened to George declared that politics should not enter Into the consider tion of the which is now be ore the finance nor should any attempt be made to de ay the final vote until after the eneral elections in I think it ought be passedas oon as we can get it Into e The kind of a man who wouldnt ote for a tax bill before snt the kind of man whom the oters should want here after the 1BCLASSIFt Men in It to Be Rated ed asr haying lects eligbile for military service today with elim nation the 1B The System announced abolishment of the limited service class yesterday although the nearing ex iaustlon of thepool of 1A regis nts recently called for induc tion of the Selective Service reclassification ofmen to this begin September 1 and will be completed January They will be rated the group iee of any known physical de or placed in Class com prising those totally unfit for ser During howev Selective Service no more thanonefourth of the 11 registrants toany local board will be placed in 1A to any sin jle v After their iie Army will determine whether to assign1 them to full or limited Local boards were cautionet that while physical deficiencies constituted the only basis for the original 1B the statusof the registrants may have changed and possible deferment for family relation ship or occupation should be con education officials asked War Com mission at a yesterday to halt voluntary in thi services arid subsidize collegiate education of prospective officers and scientific technicians Informants said the proposals on the ground tha present enlistment programs plac ed students who might be more useful as technicians to nontech nical BULLETINS BIO DE 20 f coastal was mnk a submarine yesterday the sixth Brazilian ship so destroy ed in It was sent to the bottom a f miles off the northeast coast afte all aboard were ordered off in lif RIO DE 20 Germans except diplomats who had embarked on the ex change ships Bage and Cuyaba were ordered held as hostages to day by President Getulio Vargas shortly the th sixth Brazilian ship in recent days was The ships already were fillec with German ready t in exchange fo Brazilian Public victor See Market west ot North Mo See adv on Market southwest of Somer Drake See adv en Market BOTH SIDES SUFFER HEAVILY IN JHE1 RAF FLIERS PRAISE PILOTS Make Four Trips Across ChannelKnock Cut German Air Base By WES GALLAGHER WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES IN 20 Flying Fort esses of the United States army were knocking out the largest Ger man fighter field in Dieppe rea United States Ighter pilots scored three probable rfctories to one of the wars big gest air Altogether the allies made orties from dawn to dusk yester In aviation ji sortie s one flight by one The American fighter pilots ame home with sore necks and xperience crowded into one day which might have taken weeks of ioncombatant training to They made four trips across the spending more than six iburs to the much of that time in combat Veteran RAF fliers full of praise Jtor the under fire toUa British agreet his war even including the dark days to the battle of Captain 23 of shot down a Focke wulf Germanys fight for the first American fighter of the war but didnot see t crash and so claimel only a The names of the other pilots claiming prob ables were not immediately Turn to Page 13 Report HandtoHand Fight ing in Streets CSVStoriesof handtohand combats to the streets of flaming Dieppe under a shells from British artillery were told today to excited telephonic In formation which got through to Vichy from the scene of yester days Rough civilian estimates placec the number of Allied raiders at about mostly Canadians landed in 300 to 400 small boats and tank scows on the fbrtifiec reaches while 13 British warships lurled shells into the German coastal French nurses and firemen deal with casualties and damage while the battle said the reports reaching The landing boats came to a huge wave along some miles of th Beaching parties of Cana American De Gaul le French and British fough through barbed wire entangle ments on shore and drove the Gee mans into the low part o Dieppesome distance th Theraiders forced an entry in to the city and occupied part of th lower quarter while the hel back antitank barriers which there was no time to aide by pouring cannon fire into th The citys population ported calm and orderly while th the Germans fought in the First offhand estimates sai about 30 civilians Turn to Page 13 SETS LABOK DAY ing the modern working mail and woman stand staunch and de fiant against enemies of human Wagon er today proclaimed Sep as Labor 1 call upon all citizens of Mich igan to join in wholehearted trl bute to the devotion and service of American labor in this national the proclamatio adding that this year Labo Day comes the most crit cal period in the history of our de E AF Loses 98 Ger 91 30 Downed Pilots Are Safe By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS assaults n HitlerV mighty attacks o make ruined Dieppe a mere ample of what fullblown invasion rill already were being predict d today with the shock troops of our nations barely ashore after the fiercest smash yet made gainst the gunstudded That once a bastion of ierman antiaircraft defense and sally port for Nazi ay flaming and shelltorn was of econdary interest to What mattered was that assault States British and Fighting French stormed that formidable coast and had chieved every goal iria ninehour attle engineered with such pre ision that it wound up within sbj minutes of What mattered was that the Ger mans had been dealt a jolting blow where they had boasted they were that the Allies had massed fighting men and tanks and erried them ashore at a strong toint of the Nazi defenses under over of perhaps the greatest aerial umbrella in The strength in manpower and airnaval might sent against Dieppe still is an Allied secret but he British announced in advance hat the time still had not come for the liberation of France and that only a Commando raid was in Sugar Coat Bad News Only the apparently to sugarcoat the bad news at home that the Allies were showing their trength in greater measure ever pretended that this was the actual start of the Both sides suffered ashoreand The British 91 enemy Ianes were destroyed n addition to some iOO others counted asprobably shot down or The RAF lost 98 planes but these were the only losses out of prob ably aircraft in action on the Allied Thirty of theRAF pilots shot down are known to be All of 24 United States Army Air Force Flying Fortresses which pounded the big Nazi base at Vbbeville with only a few bearing scars and one man slightly But many of the whose bulk apparently was sup plied by came back with the majority was to be expected the storm ng of an enemy shore is one of the most difficult of all military oper forbidding that the Ger even at the crest of their strength and at the depth of Brit sh never ventured such a channel i The Americans were all volun teers from the Ranger specially hardened and and were believed to have been rela ively few in fighting as individuals rather than as a attached to the other Turn to Page 13 Vedder Reports Difficulty in Finding Men Repair operations of the public works department are seri ously hampered this summer by acute shortage of Com missioner Adelbert Vedder said to day thatthe armed and war plants have caused a 50 per cent cut this year in the number of men employed by his Last year at this about 35 men were employed in recondi tioning the citys construct ing sewers and making the many repairs handled by the Records show that only 18 men are now on city payroll for this Vedder said that he has found it practically impossible to find any workmen able to do the hard labor to add to his present Resurfacing operations on six blocks ofEast Church Street be tween Tecumseh and Payne Streets were completed A total of square yards of bituminous material was used in the Special permission to use the resur facing material had to be obtained through state and federal agencies because of the wartime scarcity of Vedder said that he expects to start work on a 700 foot sanitary sewer to serve the Michigan Pro ducers plant on East Church Street sometime next A sewer now beingused as a combination sani tary and storm sewer will be made into a storm sewer flowing into the River Raisin to help relieve the strain on the city sewage disposal ;

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