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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 22, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler en AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS MARINES WIPE OUT TWO JAP FORCES But Germans Generally Retain Initiative In Other South ern Theaters STALINGRAD MENACED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS army men drove back the Germans in the Kletskaya area of the Don Bend northwest of Stalingrad by a surprise attack last night while the Germans generally maintain ed the initiative in other southern the Russians said Closequarter fighting developed from the Soviet thrust and the Nazi survivors were reported to have left on the battlefield 200 two fiefd eight machine 13 munitions trucks and a radio This relatively limited operation and a report that Russian detach forced ever deeper into the general had pinched off and wiped out German vanguards in the hills southeast of Pyati gorsk were balanced by acknowl edgement of sustained Nazi at tacks southeast of northeast of Kotelnikovski and southeast of A midnight communique indicat ed no abatement of the peril in the twoway thrust against Stal but the eighth week of Field Marshal Fedor von Bocks big push was ending with lines of the Red army still intact In the central German detachments assigned to the drive toward the Grozny and Baku oil fields were reported repelled yes terday southeast of Field dispatches said this fight Ing centered along a 50mile high way toward itself 100 miles west of Turn to Page 3 CALLED Only 3 or 4 Trailers Ordered GermondSays Adrians new ordinance regulat ing the use of house trailers as dwellings in the city appears to be accomplishing what it was design ed to an in flux of trailers to be parked pro miscuously on vacant lots and in back yards to house factory work Louis commissioner of public said today that since the ordinance became effec tive July 1 he and his officers have ordered only three or four trailers moved out of the Five or six others have been moved on their owners Commissioner Germond As far as I there are no violators in the city he but we intend to make another check around the first of next month to make Trailers owned by the owners of the property on which they are lo cated and which meet sanitary specifications are eligible for a special permit issued by the city commission which allows them to remain in their present At the present 20 of these special permits have been Permits allowing relatives or other visitors to leave their trailer on city property for a two week per Jod also may be Other a trailer may not remain in side of the city limits for more than 45 days in a year when it is used as a Commissioner Germond said also that the ordinance providing for regulation of the coin operated ma chines in the city also seems to be working as All machines such as juke pin ball ma chines must be AS STOVE EXPLODES Vern Isley who lives four and a half miles north of Blissfield was brought to the Bixby hospital soon after 6 oclock last evening with severe burns about the chest and both A gasoline stove in the summer kitchen at the Isley residence ex ploded and burning gasoline was sprayed onto Isley when he at tempted to carry the stove out of the His burns were described as severe but not critical and his con dition today was The Blissfield fire department was called to put out the fire was confined to the summer kitchen and the The damage was estimated at about 5100 and is covered by Map For a map showinga closeup of the Solomon turn to page seven of todays AMERICANS RAID JAPANESE BASE NAURU Defense Highway 05OO STATUTE MILES FIJI V CALEDONIA It was announced last night that American Marines and Bluejackets had raided the Japanese base on Makin Island at the tip of the Gilbert Island chain The base was the official communique Major James eldest son of the Presi was second in He was MacArthurs bombers pounded the Japanese north west of Timor A and the Marines broke up efforts of the Japanese to penetrate their lines in the Solomon Islands Registering for Selective Serv ice Today months of knocking Japanese planes out of the Burma and China skies is enough for any mans says Robert one of the famed Flying credited with downing 13 Japanese planes and destroying three others on the came home to his bride yesterday with the estimate that a Flying Tigers life was the kind that no man could lead for very Less than a year really does added the modest with a smiling glance at the he left behind shortly after their mar riage last The Flying or American Volunteer was disbanded when the Air Force took over in China July Today he planned to register for selective Neale rode the full round of thrills and narrow escapes during his term in the service in in which he wrote some spectacular chapters in an historic saga of of American heroism in the air against staggering He felt the chills that come from Zero fighters riding your planes He exper ienced the pungpung of shells piercing the cockpit beside And he exulted with his fellow Tig ers in the thrills of watching blaz ing enemy ships plummet earth His arduous months at the con when a typical working day started at 3 took his weight from 175 pounds to Once his plane was shot Another time he escaped into a cloud with two Japanese fighting planes on his tail and came out of it with 20 bullet holes in his Once a Japanese bomber literal ly blew up in his Seven bombers came over Ran he I wanted to be sure of getting mine and and so I was less than 200 feet away when I opened up that The bomber blew Part of it came down in the leading edge of my That same cart or another tore half of my aileron It knocked my plane out of I brought it arid then after a while two Japanese jumped The bullets came in the I shook them off and came on 2 Bombers Crash 7 Bodies Recovered BATON 22 rescue workers search ed a heavily wooded section near here today for additional victims of a crash of two medium bomb ers late Seven bodies had been The army said that names of the victims would not be made public until the relatives had been Qfficers at Harding near said the two planes were in a flight of five and had just taken off on an operational mission when they crashed in The three bombers not involved returned The planes crashed into the ground about 400 yards one bursting into flames immediately and the other becoming deeply embedded in rainsoaked according to the Of the known dead three were officers and four were enlisted Indicating that more airmen were in the colliding the army said witnesses reported a number of men floated to earth by Railroad Pioneer Dead in New York NEW 22 ley Johnson whose name for half a century was linked with the progress of Americas died early today at Roosevelt hospital after an illness of six A native of he began his railroad career with the Northern Pacific Railway at and after serving sev eral other roads was transferred to New York where he met and married Helen Miller daugh ter of Railroad Pioneer Jay Railroads with which he had beenassociated as a director or in other executive capacity included the Missouri the Texas and the New Texas and the Denver and Rio Grande Western and the West ern Besides his railroad he was a director of the Merchants Fire Assurance Corporation and the Ampere Bank and Trust Com He resided in the old Gould mansion on Fifth Surviv ing are his two adopted John Read Burr and Harris who were at his bedside when he and an adopted Finley Jay now in military Shepard died in Civilians Face Possible Wide spread Curtailment in Use of Electricity 22 Civilians were confronted today with a possible widespread curtail ment of electricity consumption as the War Production Board sus pended work on 85 public and private power Readjusting its entire wartime expansion program to reduce the amount of power available for war work as well as essential civilian the board announced last night that its action had substant ially enhanced the probability of widespread curtailment in luxury uses of The revised WPB gave the green light only to suf ficient power prospects to assure electricity for war and indirect war production with a small margin allowed for possible additions to the present munitions Demands of the war the board made it im possible to preserve the standards of reliability of service observed in Civilian inconventience and sac it must be expect particularly during period of drought or other adverse weather conditions or in the event of ser ious accidents affecting utility WPB stepped up priority ratings on power projects regarded as urgently necessary and to bar others from ob taining critical materials needed for war In 28 government pro jects authorized by Congress were reduced to low priority ratings or listed at their present low rated or unrated Work on these projects will be continued only where materials are unneeded for war The program provides for a total of kilowatts of new capacity until early including kilowatts for private The 85 projects suspend ed or halted represented a total of kilowatts scheduled for operation in 1943 and The readjustment permitted con struction operations on federal projects and hydroelectric develop ments which did not call for great expenditure ofwar 12 300 Swindled in Whisky Warehouse Receipt Deals IP John Jake the Barber who made millions by his includ ing a few dollars at cards from the Duke of faced a federal indictment today charging him and 11 others with a mail Bench warrants issued here dis closed that a 24count indictment was returned Thursday in Cedar alleging the 12 defen dants swindled some 300 mostly of 000 since 1929 in whisky warehouse receipt Thomas Hartrregioriaffairect or for the Securities and Exchange said the government alleged that Factor and the others persuaded holders of receipts to surrender them on the promise that whisky would be bottled and sold at big profits by three now de funct Chicago United Bottling and Distributing Slater and Comoany and the Old Oak Bottling and Distributing Commissioner Edwin Walker issued warrants here for the arrest of Henry and Leo Albert Sidney Epstein and Sam all of Hart said the others indicted were Edward Los Angeles Maxwell Joseph Konwiser and Sidney New York Edward and Frank Cedar once a barber in had the law on his heels for nearly 20 years but it never convicted Federal warrants in 1925 charged him with defrauding in vestors in the Florida land but the charges eventually were In 1931 he surrendered here on warrants charging him with fleec ing thousands of British investors of by manipulating min ing stock He finally avoided extradition to England and in 1936 settled civil claims in the case for On July Factor was kid naped north of Chicago and held for 12 Court records showed he paid for his Four members of the Touhy gans went to prison for long terms for the Factor reputedly broke the bank at Le Touquet in taking He once told reporters he took the Duke of then Prince of for 5500 at Che mln De Fer and said he didnt think the Prince had much card Shipyard T i e u p Averted Chrysler Tank Arsenal Workers Strike AFL TRUCK DRIVERS QUIT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 Dele gates to a special conference of the CIO Aluminum Workers of Ameri returned today to their locals in seven big plants of the Alum inum Company of where members will vote August 27 on whether to reject the War Labor Boards decision denying them a general wage The conference rejected the de which President Nick Zonarich termed highly unjust and recimmended the locals do like Zonarich said such action by the locals would automatically grant him the power to call a if he deemed one that he in that appeal in stead to The union head said he would ask Rosoevelt for an audience for himself and a representative from each local to present the unions views on the WLBs de The conference reiterated its re jection of the decision yesterday after Zonarich told the delegates an intolerable injustice has been done to the aluminum workers of this nation and that it is up to the government to rectify this in The WLBs opinions in which by an S to 4 the board rejected CIO demands for the general wage boost in ten Alcoa plants were read and discussed by the confer ence Last night the conference called upon the board to reexamine its decision and to correct its grave The majority opinion stated the raise was turned down because Alcoas overall payroll had jumped per cent between and and the cost of liv ing had increased but 15 per Turn to Possibility Of Coffee Rationing Appears Closer 22 Possibility of coffee rationing ap peared closer today with the gov ernment ordering further restric tions in deliveries to dealers be cause of the shipping shortage be tween this country and Latin The issued yesterday by the War Production will restrict deliveries beginning Sept 1 to 65 per cent of last years as compared with the present month ly quota of 75 per The new quotas on which the board left the question of equit able distribution to wholesale and retail will reduce the per capita coffee consumption from about 1 pounds a month in nor mal times to less than 78 of SEIZE DANISH SHIPS 22 miralty announced today that Danish fishing vessels had been seized and moved into juSS i Ad 14 been M3 With the double objective of avert ing inflation and finding more war Chairman George DGa of the Senate Finance Committee called today for frank and candid consideration of the individual in come tax provisions of the new revenue That will be the first matter to come before the committee Mon day when it begins two weeks ex ecutive consideration of the meas As it passed the the bill called for more taxes over a full years including about more from individual income George implied to newspapermen that individuals might be asked for even larger contributions when he declared that from the standpoint of the this is the harvest and later on with declining incomes it will be too If we are serious about paying for this and checking the ris ing living costs due to now is the time for us to he George said there was a possi bility the committee might approve some modification of the payas yougo income tax collection plan advanced by Beardsley chairman of the New York Federal Reserve The plan could best be coupled with collection of taxes at the he The Ruml proposal calls for a bookkeeping operation by which the taxes on 1942 nor mally collectible in would be cancelled and the payments credit ed against 1943 thus putting the taxpayers on a current George said that the source tax should amount to at least the 6 per cent normal tax probably and should be applicable to the bulk of all individual inconv professional fees as well as salaries and The House has ap proved a 5 per cent withholding levy against salaries and dividends next as an ad ditional but simply an advance collection of 1943 In under the House 10 per cent of such income would be George said he thought the pro posed 45 per cent combined normal and surtax rate on corporations was too unless provisions were made for postwar When the total effective in cluding the excess profits gets up above 80 per weve had statements showing that quite a number of corporations will have to pay as high 88 per cent its perfectly obvious that without some postwar creditthose cor porations will be on mighty thin AUCTIONS Public Tecumseh on Marines And Sailors Wreck Foes Gilbert Islands Base James Roosevelt In Raid Faces Possible Prison Sen tence of 20 Years 22 ffil Kurt Molzahn to day faced a prison pos sibly 20 after being convict ed on a charge of betraying his adopted land by delivering Ameri can military secrets to Axis The 47yearold pastor of an ancient German Lutheran church in Philadelphias Franklin Square showed no signs of emotion late yesterday as a federal jury of eight men and four after two hours found him Although Judge Joseph granting a defense continued the pastors case until he immediately sentenced three of the clergymans coconspirators includ ing Gerhard Wilhelm form er leader of the GermanAmerican a selfdescribed German although born in was sentenced to 15 The Wolfgang El was giv en seven and Otto Willu Chicago exBund was ordered to serve five The fifth conspirator Anastase Vonsiatsky of Russian Fascist drew a five year term before the fourweeks long Molzahn trial Only the pastor stood The others pleaded As soon as the foreman an nounced the in a voice so low that none of the perspiring spectators heard Prosecutor Thomas urgedthat the maximum penalty of the peacetime espionage years in invoked im To Hear Motion Tuesday Judge Smith informed the de that its motion to set aside the verdict and grant a new trial would be heard on Tues Molzahn and his who had testified in his both looked tired and drawn after the and accepted the verdict The remanded into the cus tody of the passed to wiss Molzahn and simply as he was started on the way to the Hartford county jail to spend his first night behind The conspiracy in which Molzahn was convicted of participating was in the government from until on or about the day before Pearl thus the graver penalty of wartime espion The aim of the the prosecution was to collect information about the United States air force and defense industries and deliver it to Germany or Japan through the 36yearold who went to Mexico last fall and was arrested there less than a month after the gederal grand jury indictment was returned here June Molzahns the government was to help Kunze obtain the passport of some neutral coun try other than the United Ebell helped Kunze across the border from El Paso to and Willumeit attend ed a meeting in Chicago where Vonsiatsky and Kunze talked over the latters plan to take the infor mation President Reads Of Sons Exploit In Newspapers 22 President Roosevelt heard about his son Jamess part in the Makin Island raid only when he read the newspapers this where upon he remarked to a secretary Did you see where Jimmy was in the show Press Secretary Stephen Early toldreporters of this in remarking that neither the President nor Roosevelt had any more informa tion on the whereabouts or activi ties of their sons than the fathers and mothers of other officers and men in the armed They saw it in the papers this morning for the first Early While the two were reading the headlines in the Preesidents bed room at Roosevelt entered the roqm and asked the Chief Executive whether he could tell her any more details of Major Roosevelts participation in the raid than were in the morning The Early said he could not as he did not know any more than the paper carried from Theater Operators Warned by WPB The War Production Board warned theatre operators today that short ages of material would make it in creasingly difficult to keep all theatres open for the duration of the Christopher chief of WPAs amusement urged upon the industry the most ener getic efforts to conserve fuel air conditioning equipment and other He said motion picture and legit imate theatre operators throughout the country had demonstrated un usual ability to salvage equipment and maintain in running but said there must be an even greater if theatres are to The warning was given at a meeting of the motion picture and speaking stage theatres industry advisory ALL BUI 30 OF 700 t PARTY KILLED Presidents Son Uninjured In Attack One Jap Transport and Gunboat Sunk These Rangers Had Fun At Dieppe 22 IP Four American Rangers who believe they may have been the first Unit ed States soldiers to fight on French soil in this war when they scrambled ashore at Dieppe with British Commandos agreed today theyre ready to tackle almost anything after their experiences in that The William Brady of Grand Staff Sergeant Kenneth Stemson of Corporal Frank lin Koons of Swea Sergeant Alex Szima of Day the Germans they encountered with new Garand rifle slugs as one we were picking em off like ducks ail day We found we were having they Their first task was to scale a 5foot cliff north of Dieppe and knock out two German It looked like a suicide but damned if we didnt make said Corporal The first pill box was empty when they What the hell We thought wed get the other Brady re They were heading for the sec ond pillbox under fire from Ger man snipers when two British Spitfires flew low and put it out of action with machinegun bul With their British Commando the Americans moved on to a crossroads and found a tenman German In the shooting that followed five Germans were put out of they The Brady got the hell out of All four of the Americans prais ed the British for their courage and fighting ability and said the Canadians were one hell of a British Calm Under Fire The British were so cairn about it that it seemed like a maneuv one telling how they crossed a field under Four of the British were killed and three Sergeant new to war like his three American compan was a little puzzled when a French housewife became very angry because he tramped through her vegetable But he did not worry about Any minute I thought Id see a German helmet followed by a handful of he Moving into an they found a German antiaircraft gun crew at I saw them getting ready to fire at the Szima I was getting my rifles ready when a British officer said wed do it the quick So he calls up some Bren gunners and they chopped down the gun They started firing My hat fell bent over to pick it up and found a bullet in Then I got a bullet over my Another hit the That had me picked as his meat The Americans said the Ger mans were plenty but they agreed that after that ex perience on the beach at Dieppe we are no longer afraid of invad ing the AMERICAN LOSSES SMALL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United States writing a new type of South Seas drama in Japanese were credited officially today with wiping out two enemy forces in the 17dayold battle of the Solomon it was announced by Admiral Chester com mander of the Pacific fleet the hardhitting leathernecks kill ed 842 Japanese and captured 30 American losses were They also inflicted heavy damagt in an assault on Makin 500 miles to the In the the marines crushed a stealthy night attack by 700 wellequipped Japanese Wed killing all but 30 in savage handtohand fighting which raged through the night until late Thurs day and en the same night annihilated an enemy force of 92 officers and men who resist ed until the last man was Total American losses in the two actions were 34 killed and S5 In the bold raid on Makin Island in the Gilbert miles southwest of marines and bluejackets wrecked the encmv killed at least 80 Japanese troops and withdrew after com pleting their This was the same attack report ed yesterday by which as serted that about 200 American landing at dawn on had been completely Roosevelt 2nd In Command Admiral Nimitz said the with Major James the Presidents eldest as second in shot up the Japanese smashed radio installa tions and and destroyed two seaplanes in the who left film producing in Holly wood in 1940 for active service in the marine was Ships of pur expedition gunned and sank one small transport and one Admiral headquarters Considering the nature of this our forces sufered only moderate First details on fighting in the Solomons disclosed that the mar commanded by Alexander have fought daily skirmishes with sur viving Japanese who fled into the hills and jungles after the marines landed on Turn to Page 3 FISHERMEN EXECUTED W The Norwegian government in London reported today that German occu pation authorities in Norway have executed three Norwegian fisher men for feeding two starving Rus found stranded on the Island of Mageroya off the extreme north ern tip of 22 line war in the western desert has be come oldfashioned trench fightinc like that of the trenchej arent so The interim in the mechanized sweeps which characterized the Libyan fighting wilt of only until one side or the other swings into a new la the meantime the troops are fight ing from ditches about 18 Inches six feet long and two feet Both the Axis and United Na tions are well dug in along a line from El Alamein to the Qattara The desert front lines look out across a series of barbed wire and The strip between the mine fields is so narrow that New Zealand troops who went out at night to fix their own fields said they could hear German soldiers The soldiers day begins at He must breakfast before dawn for two reasons the flies and the and right now the flies are the greatest A head poked above ground dur ing daylight hours is the signal for a flurry of But soldiers must each one of each small group of men risks hij neck to slide out into the open to boil a pot of tea for With the darkness comes sleep for work for noise for Wire must be the mine field work must continue and usually the sky is alight with flares and the flash of shells from both plus bombs and strafing from the Thats what the lull tha battle of Egypt means to the men in the front   

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