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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 26, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weatlur Details oa Faca Xm AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 WAR RELIEF Organization Meeting Is Held at City Hall Directors are Named GOAL IS LIKELY The permanent organization of the Lenawee County Patriotic League took place last night at the city hall with representatives from the entire county elected to the board of The Pa triotic modeled on the same lines and bearing the same name as its World War counter will devote its greatest ef forts to raising funds for various war and attempting to coordinate all war relief fund so licitation in the county to prevent unnecessary duplication of effort and wasteful of presidem pro was elected president of the Other officers are James Foreman of Clin first vice president Val Fisher of second vice president Ballenberger of acting secretary and Rus sell McAfee of Recently Incorporated The league recently was incor porated under the laws of Michi gan as a nonprofit The temporary organization which made the application consisted oi representatives of the various cit ies and villages of the Last night Fee held a meeting oi the temporary board of directors at which time the bylaws of the organization were submitted by After the adoption of the a list of 17 direc tors was presented by Ballen berger to be voted on as perma nent directors of the Fee indicated that Lenawee countys quota for war relief for the coming year would be This includes pledged to the The remainder will be raised for British War United China the Dutch Wilhelmina Greek War Re Polish War Russian War the War Prisoners Aid of the C the Nation al Board of the for the relief of civilian victims of the American Social and the Army and Navy Relief So Twenty per cent of the quota will be it was in order to provide for un foreseen State Quota Fee taatLenawee countys quota was derived from a national quota of Michigans share of this sum has been fixed at over by a committee consisting of the offi cers of the Community Chest in larger cities of Fee said that another meeting of the Community Chest committee would be held in Lansing Septem ber He proposed that the Len awee County Patriotic Leagues acceptance of the quota be deferred until after the Septem ber 3rd and then acted upon by the executive committee of the The league will conduct a fund raising campaign and a member ship Harry county was appointed chairman of the membership com and it was expected that Bradley will appoint the di rectors as chairmen in their re spective localities and make other appointments in communities not The board also dis cussed the selection of a manager to carry out the fund and the executive still to be named by will make the Fee also said that tentative arrangements had been made for office space in the Chamber of Commerce He said that office equipment was to be donat ed by individuals and factories in Annual Meeting Next Month Under the the annual meeting of the league will be held on the third Tuesday in Septem The officers elected last night will serve until that when a new election will be The board of directors will meet on the second Monday of each month at the headquarters of the The membership of the board of directors is as follows Russell McAfee and Bal lenberger of Adrian Wade Jones of Tecumseh Charles Fjgy of Morenci Val Fisher of Hud son Bekanan of Clayton Bert Jackson of Addison Harold Rohrback of Blissfield James Foreman of Clinton Ford Exelby of Britton Cain of Deerfield Burcham of Onsted and four representa tives of the county at who were appointed by Jacob Moore of chairman of the Lena wee county board of They are Clark of Swick of Macon Fatchett of and Darling of Manltou HIT AXIS TRANSPORT 26 planes scored direct hits on an Axis transport in the Mediterranean and attacked a land convoy mov ing reinforcements over the Sa lumMatruh road toward the ene my front lines in North the British headquartersRAF com muniquS said the Egypt ian front was quiet save for cus tomary harassment of enemy pa trols and working parties Monday TRAIN STRIKES STREET CAR 28 HURT Twentyeight persons were six when a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad switch engine pushing a boxcar crashed into a street car on which they were in The street car was knocked from its tracks and jammed against an electric light One School to Close Because of Lack of Teacher Approximately threefourths of Lenawee countys rural schools will open according to county school and the re mainder will call classes Labor September The county commissioner said this morning that her office has been contending with the problem of finding a sufficient number of teachers to fill the positions in 149 rural schools this At present it appears that all posi tions will be although final word from the state department of public instruction is awaited in some One country Adrian 3 faces the necessity of closing due to the lack of a teach but this is the only school thus Armstrong The school is located three miles west of In the event that it must the pupils will be sent either to the Onsted or Ad rian Approximately 17 pupils will be At the same the transpor tation problem has led to the re opening of the Adrian township school which is located near the Lenawee Country This school has been closed for several and the pupils have attended Adrian districts 4 and Amy Lownsbury Hill of Adrian will be the teacher and 15 pupils will be A general meeting of all rural school teachers will be held Sat urday morning at the court Armstrong At that time supplies will be distributed and announcements will be made con cerning college work for Miss Mildred Snyder of Sand former critic teacher of the Lenawee County will give a talk on The meet ing will be held in the court room and will begin at 10 The second induction group for he month of August is scheduled o leave Adrian tomorrow evening for Detroit where the men will be Jiven final physical examinations o determine their eligibility for armed Members of the group are to meet at the Adrian armory on West Maumee Street at There they will be given inal instructions and roll call will e taken before the men leave to take the tram from the Wa bash Instead of the Adrian high school alumni band attends such the Adrian Ladies Tife and Drum will be fea ured at tomorrows All of the Corps members will be in uniform and the group will be led by Seaton Dove of Adrian as drum Miss Marie Scholten will serve as drum The Scrap Harvest vhich is being conducted by sal vage committees this week in an effort to reap enough unused metal to enable steel plants to remain op erating through the is well under Richard Lena vee county salvage an nounced today He asked that farmers who promised scrap re member to bring it to the salvage depots during the week and said that scrap which the committees are supposed to pick up will be ected sometime this week or Adrian residents desiring infor mation concerning the drive are asked to call George Little of 1315 University In outlying cities of the farm Imple ment dealers should be AT GAIES Thousands of Workers Take Up Arms to Help in De fense of City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS suc cessive German thrusts through Russian lines between the Don and Volga placed Stalingrad today in immediate peril of As the German tanks and other armored machines lunged thousands of workers from Stalin grad factories took up arms on the high west bank of the Volga to help the Red army defend the great industrial German vanguards had reached the sandy plain extending to the Volga just northwest of Stalin grad and Russian tanks wereflgnt ing them in running bring ing them to at least a temporary Izvestias correspondent said thousands of workers from the fac including the Stalingrad Tractor Works and the Red Octo ber Metal had been trained under battle conditions to use automatic machineguns and All these fighters are ready to join the ranks of the acting Izvestia Last hundreds ot thousands of workers helped turn the Germans back from Len ingrad to Ray of Hope A ray of hope amid the somber military news was contained in a Red Star editorial which said the battles in the south have entered a new phase now that the Germans reached the main barrier of the Caucasus The campaign previously has been on the broad plains and foot Natural conditions of the rough terrain of the north Caucasus have changed conditions in this sector of the Red Star The pap er pointed out that the mountains had blocked German tanks and mo torized infantry By large and small battles of extermination and constant wear ing down of the our troops should make the enemy completely helpless in the Red Star The German air was striking in force but dispatches said the Red Army had suffered virtually casualties because they found ample cover in the rocky But the enemys planes pre vented Red Army counterattacks from pinning Nazi troops Germans Checked Russian tanks dispatched direct ly from their bases were reported to have checked the Germans in fighting still Russian gun infantrymen and planes deployed to meet supporting Nazi motorized infantry and air squadrons streaming across the Don from the Cossack Field dispatches said a Red army force cut sharply into a flank of the relatively thin Ger man salient east of the but the invaders resisted fiercely and continued to advance Turn to Page 2 DISPUTE SETTLED 26 tion was again normal today in the war plant of the Edward Budd Manufacturing after settlement of a dispute over the dismissal of a union steward which closed one department Federal Conciliator John Jen nings negotiated an agreement between management and em ployees yesterday and the stoppage ended when the night shift report The plant employs approxi mately AUCTIONS northeast ot MorencL oa Market TAX1IES Byrd Believes Treasury Get ting too Complicated A move to substitute lower cor poration tax rates for the treasury sponsored system of higher postwar rebates and nest egg reserve funds was started today by Senator Byrd Byrd told reporters he believed the treasury was getting too com plicated in its suggestion for up ward revisions of corporation rates and at the same time proposing various relief provisions calling for rebates after the It seems to Byrd that it would be far better to low er corporation rates than to have business firms pay into the treas ury a lot of money that will have to be refunded after the I think most of them would rather keep the money in the first in TheSenate finance committee had before it today a treasury sug gestion that the Houseapproved levy of 45 per cent in normal and surtaxes on corporations be boost ed to cent and that the90 per cent excess profits tax be re To soften the treasury proposed to permit cor porations to add up their total tax liability and subtract 12 per cent of the amount they would have paid for investment in nonnegoti able payable after the or for retirement of debts contract ed before In the fiscal experts proposed that corporations di rected to pay into a special treas ury fund 15 per cent net taxable income which would be held in trust for later disbursement to the companies to meet deferred maintenance inventory losses and other specific Byrd said the Treasury would re ceive about yearly for such a fund which it could use to finance war outlays without paying interest It would lose the tax that wouldJiave been paid on that amount of net but would boost its immediate receipts by upwards of Chairman George said the committee hoped to settle the question of corporation rates be fore it turned to consideration of personal income advocates of a sales tax said they had decided to wait until work on the corporate and individual sections of the bill had been completed before seeking a 23 Japanese were reported today to bo still drawing in their forces toward the big invasion base in Kiangsi as the Chinese announced the recapture of Tung 50 miles to the southeast which Chinese re lorts said was reoccupied leeame the llth important point n East China regained by the Chinese in the one week since the invasion tide began receding in that Like the first to be wrenched from Japanese Tungsiang is a railroad In Cheklang Chin ese were said now to be close to Chuhsien and some quarters here confidently awaited news that Chuhsien and both potential bomb Japan were back in Chinese Chuhsien is the site of the big gest air base in At one time coolies labored to build the great Fear of attacks Japan from Chuhsien was presumed to have been the chief reason for the in vaders recent drives in the east whose field is Chinas second reported by the Chinese last night already to under Expected to Talk on Rising Living Costs and Inflation Labor Day WILL ADDRESS STUDENTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dent Roosevelt today scheduled two major radio one of on September will be directed to the youth of the en tire The to be delivered Aug ust will be made at the dedica tion of the new navy medical cen ter in suburban on the 100th anniversary of the found ing of the navys bureau of medi cine and The White House disclosed also that a forthcoming presidential speech centering on the problem of spiraling living costs and infla tion probably would be on Labor Roosevelt had yes terday he expected before or after Labor Day to send Congress a message and make a radio ad dress to the country on a plan now being evolved to combat To Speak to Students The September 3 speech will take place at Eastern War and the immediate audience will be an assembly of the interna tional students service includ ing students from all of the United Stephen presidential secre said The President will speak through this assembly to the youth of the world in United Nations and enemy if they can be emphasiz ing the responsibilities and opportunities of youth in the days of war and in the days of peace that will Early said an effort would be made through the navy and Office of War Information to com plete arrangements for men on naval and coast guard vessels and men in military wherever they may to hear the Chief Executives The August 31 which will be about ten minutes Early is set for about Eastern War The navy will arrange for the program to reach navy units and hospitals at stations allover the world where representatives of the bur eau of medicine and surgery are on Many of the United in cluding the Netherlands and Early are send ing official delegates to the stu dents China was unable to do he but Madame Chiang Kai wife of the Chinese will designate her countrys representa Turn to Page 9 PULVER DIES OF A HEM AM Was a Druggist in Tecumseh the Last 45 Years Special to Tlic Telegram min Pulver who had owned and operated a drug store in Tecumseh for 45 years died suddenly at oclock last night of a heart attack while in a store near his own place of Pulver was se riously ill a year and a half ago but apparently regained his health and for several months had spent part of each day in his The Pulver drug store was the oldest business establishment in Tecumseh without a change of Pulver was born June at Somerset He attended the Ypsilanti high school and while in school began his basiness career as a clerk in a drug Later he owned a drug store hi Britton for a year and for a year was employed by a drug company in He opened his store hreJn Pulver for many years was prominent in Democratic circles in Lenawee county although he never sought public office except as village council in which office he served eight He was chairman of the executive com mittee of the State Pharmaceuti cal Association until he resigned because of ill He was a member of the Baptist the Masonic Order of the Eastern the Tecumseh Club and the Rotary Club of which he was the first Pulver was married 1911 to Miss Ethel Springer of Lan sing who He also leaves two sisters Charles Ruthruff and Miss Bess Pulver both of Te cumseh and two nieces Miss Doro thy Ruthruff of Marshall and Elizabeth Wilson of East and a number of Two children preceded him in The funeral is to be held Friday afternoon at oclock in the Collins Funeral Home and the burial will in Brookside ceme The James Mur doch will The business places will be closed from oclock for two hours during the Friends may call at the Pulver residence Friday AH Great Britain Mourns At News Of The Death Of Duke Of Kent In Plane Crash Battle Of Solomons Rages With Increased Fury Japs Rush Up Reinforcements By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The battle of the Solomons apparently was raging with increased fury and in a widening area today as the Japanese rushed reinforcements for a huge armada seeking to re capture Americanheld shore Locked in thunderous sea and air engagements which may possibly determine the naval supremacy of the American forces inflict ed severe damage on enemy war ships and planes in the Southeast ern group of the Solomons while about 450 miles west Allied planes from General MacArthurs head quarters smashed at Japanese The entire picture of the spread ing conflict was far from but scattered reports from the Navy and from MacArthurs Australian made it clear that Japan was risking a heavy portion of its fleet in a des perate effort to dislodge American Marines from their hardwon po sitions in the The fully expect ed by the already has brought bombing or torpedoing of more than a half dozen Japanese ships in the Solomons plus the strafing of two transports and de struction of a gunboat off south eastern New The damaged vessels included one large and one small aircraft car Only eight carriers were known to have been part of the Report Russians Forced Back to the East from German broad 26 Russians in violent fighting have been thrown back farther eastward to ward where great fires are raging as a result of continuing night and day attacks by the Ger man air the German high command communique reported to German mountain troops are pressing ahead in the having captured several high mountain passes despite stubborn Soviet a communique On the Volga River German planes sank a large set a tank er afire and damaged three freight the announcement Southwest of Kaluga and on the Rzliev of con tinued strong attacks by tanksup ported Soviet forces were acknow but all were declared to have collapsed hi the face of un shakable German resistance that destroyed So Russian Several Soviet attacks outside Leningrad were reported repelled in sharp handtohand Russian plane losses from 1 to 23 were set at compared with 140 for the German air In the Arctic an enemy sub marine was reported sunk by Ger man naval escort VILLAGE Terrified Residents Flee Into the Hills 26 residents of the little seaport of Lomas fled to the hills in terror last night when new earth tremors shook the which had been shaken by a severe earthquake Monday then swept by a tidal The main quake in the region south Lima occurred Monday and struck the towns of lea and others causing at least 12 numerous injuries and unestimated property The tidal wave at which lies between Callao and was first reported Reports said the Pacific withdrew about 600 feet from the shore and surged back with a rush flooding much of the destroying sev eral warehouses and injuring many The PanAmerican highway near the beach was iso lated and a half niile section was washed As the people of Loma huddled hi the their discomforts and the terror of many were increased by the eclipse of the moon which plunged the night into complete At a small inland town northeast of Mondays earthquake xvasaccompanied by a torrential rainfall ceased abruptly when the tremors Other towns reporting earth quake shocks were Aya Arequipa and The entire population of Nazca was living in the streets and fields as a result of quake damage enemy fleet before Pearl although others undoubtedly have been aided Six Japanese carriers were sunk in previous including fourin the Mid way one probably and three others damaged there and off the Aleutian Additional punishment in the Solomons battle was inflicted by Allied carrierbased planes on a Japanese battleship and several aircraft left another enemy cruiser and transport in No Reports on Losses Thus far there have been no re ports on the extent of American losses beyond the minor damage suffered at the opening of the con flict on August when 21 Jap anese planes were listed as de stroyed in an attack on Guadal canal Approximately 150 miles west of the convoy MacArthur re ported destruction of 13 grounded Japanese planes and silencing of an antiaircraft battery in two sur prise attacks on on the southeastern New Guinea main Allied fighters claim ed destruction of several beached Japanese barges and and at Japans large New Britain bases at Rabaul and north west of the eight tons of explosives were dropped by United States advantages hi the possible decisive sea battle were ex pected to lie in the fact that the Marines have had time to dig in and consolidate their positions since they stormed ashore on the islands two and a half weeks Supported by substantial navy and army sea and air the as at had the advantage of being able to send landbased aircraft against a sea After the Navys first commun ique yesterday what it termed development of an expected violent attempt to recapture the Ameri canheld one official who de clined to be quoted by pressed the opinion that we are winning the second round of the battle of the But he added the round is not over RUSSIAN WINTER IS ON ITS WAY 26 sharp wind whistled down the streets to night and a shuddering chamber maid slammed shut the muttering Osien ve That mouthful means Autumn is in the The long Russian winter is on its In lots of winter is just but in in no other place on is some thing that you or it con quers Hitler found out a lot about it last as Napoleon learned so painfully more than a century This year Hitler launched his of fensive in South Russia for two reasons He wanted oil and he wanted to escape the Russian win winter should not be a great ally of the Red army in the south as it was before Mos The weather there except in the heights is not In beyond the foot the mean temperature in January is 32 degrees At Baku it is 38 and at Nor can rain and the bottom less mud that first stopped Hitlers army last fall be looked upon to help stop German tanks in the For the most the rainy sea son in the Caucasus comes in early Except in the Black Sea autumn is pretty At Prokhladnenski and similar places in the northern slopes of the Cau casus where fighting now is in rainfall is more abundant in summer but autumn is unusual ly The North Caucasus weather generally is similar to that of the Astrakhan region but the winters here can be severe with the mer cury tumbling to 15 degrees fah Freezes start in the north and central Caucasus about 1 and continue for three On the Black Sea and winter does not arrive un til January BOMBED BY RAF 26 planes of the RAF bomber com mand attacked targets in western Germany and Holland by daylight the ahministry said to Following up the daylight at coastal command bombers sought out enemy shipping and hit two ships in a German convoy off the Frisian Islands with bombs last the air ministry Docks and shipping at La a port on the Bay of were also One failed to return from these Alt 15 ON BOARD Kings Youngest Brother Was on War Mission to Iceland for RAF By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS where the grievous message kill ed on active service has darken ed countless offered understanding sympathy today to her royal bereaved by the death of the Duke of King Georges youngest brother on a wartime The fifth in order of suc cession to the died in tha line of duty yesterday when the Sunderland flying boat which was taking him to Iceland for the RAF crashed in northern Circumstances surrounding this crash of the flying boat were held in strict se crecy but an authoritative source said it was hi no way due to ene my All 15 persons in the plane were killed and their bodies The body of the who was the first member of the British royal family killed in an airplane and its first to become a fatality of war in a was to be brought to London Inquiry Started An air ministry investigation has been launched into the which occurred in desolate country about 60 miles from the Press reports said it was in an area where other planes have Semiofficial sources emphasizd that the pilot was one of the most capable hi the The 39yearold youngest son of Queen Mary and the late King George was the most airminded of all the royal His career in Britains service began as a naval at his fath ers before he was But his interest turned to aviation and he served devotedly with the The marriage of the Duke of Kent to beautiful Princess Marina of Greece in 1934 was one of the most resplendent royal occasions of the They had three Prince 6 Prin cess 5 and Prince who was born last July 4 and bears also the name of Frank lin for President his As soon as news of Kents death was telephoned to King George and Queen Elizabeth at one of their summer the king sent a special messenger to break it to the duchess at her simple Buckinghamshire The Cop and arranged for other mem bers of the royal family to go there to comfort News Reaches Queen Mother The news reached Queen Moth er Mary somewhere in the west of England and the Dukes oldest the Duke of in the Messages from all corners of the world flowed into Brit ish editorials stressed the death as proof that from her high est family to her most was in the war to the He would not have wished for a better epitaph than that so con cisely written for him in the air ministry killed on active said the Daily This war has left no family un said the The homes of the poor have been bomb Buckingham The mothers and wives who have already lost their menfolk on ac tive service will personally share the grief of the royal Because of the wartime necessi ty for secrecy concerning the movements of the royal the funeral is expected to be War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report Stalin grad ablaze and under dayand night aerial Reds claim huge but admit city it self has become battle with civilians streaming to Volgas banks to battle advancing Cau casus fighting continues bitter as Germans gain in drive toward Black Sea but meet stiffening resistance in cen tral airmen sing batter two transports in eastbound Jap convoy bearing reinforcements for Armada seeking to regain Solomons bases Naval engagement be lieved continuing after initial successes Tokyo silent but Berlin claims loses EUROPEAN fighters cross channel in renewed blows against Nazioccupied Ger man night raiders bomb great Yar mouth and planes attack Axis land convoy and hit transport hi Mediterranean as front SECOND press calls on Churchill for action irt mideast and relief of