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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 1, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Warm Weather Detail on Page Two VOL SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 Meat Rationing For United States Is Ordered 1 CIVILIANS 10 GEI 212LBSJ1M Meatless Days May Be Or dered to Limit Civilian Meat Consumption By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS icans will be asked by the govern ment soon to forego the extra steaks and chops they are able to buy with their recordbreaking pay and on all meat will be Secretary of Agriculture Wickard announced last night that the Food Requirements Committee had de cided on rationing as the best method of assuring an equitable distribution of what he termed the largest livestock production in his a conservation cam possibly including meatless will be instituted to limit civ ilian consumption of red meats to about the same average amount as has been eaten per capita during the last ten It will give our civilians approx imately 2 pounds of meat per person per Wickard as contrasted with the one pound to the British 12 ounces to five ounces to the Bel It is an adequate meat sup When you add in the increased supply of and and dry beans we it provides a topnotch protein diet for In discussing the rationing de he said We ought to manage the supply so that the housewife who cant get to the store until afternoon wont be forced to do without so that everyone has a chance to buy his fair share of the Minimum Requirements Minimum requirements of the fighting forces and their Allies for the present marketing year will be Wickard On top of our civilianpop with the highest incomes on working harder than ever want more meat than ever They would take about 21 billion pounds this The total demand adds up to more than the total supply 27 bil lion pounds of demand 24 billion pounds of Pending the installation of ra tioning packers sales for civilian use will be curbed by a War Production Board order as signing marketing The expected in about two will apply to beet veal mutton and Turn to Page 9 212 DELINQUENT IN FILING PRICE CEILING LISTS There are 212 retail merchants in Lenawee county who have fail ed to file price ceiling lists of items in their stores with the Lenawee county war price and rationing the board stated The lists were to have been filed before July 1 under the order of the Office of Price A message from dis trict manager of the Office of Em ergency Management in informed the board today that there are a total of 717 retail out lets in Lenawee Of that only 565 have been re gistered with the county The board issued another request today that delinquent merchants turn in their lists at NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE IN POST STRIKE BATTLE Sept 1 Negotiations continued today to settle the strike at the Post Pro ducts Division of General Foods Corporation as a state labor media tor expressed confidence of an early agreement Edward state mediator discussing the dispute with CIO union representatives and corpora tion said he felt certain that a settlement would be attain ed The strike began Satur day night Two officials from General Foods personnel division in New York came here for the negotia A spokesman for the dairy and food workers division of the CIOs United Retail and Wholesale Em ployees of America said the union members decided to strike when the company discharged eight women who had walked off the job in dis satisfaction with negotiations for a Approximately employees have been The union agreed yesterday to permit a small group of employees to enter the plant to maintain safeguards against a fire hazard in partly processed The victorious in a recent plant seeks a union wage increases and elimination of a company bonus Bombs from the United States Army Air Force Flying Fortresses head for the Germanoccupied at in a raid August Togo Known As Man Who Prevented Break With Russia In 193839 The following was written by a member of the former Asso ciated Press bureau in Berlin in the late Shige nori who resigned yester day as foreign minister of prepared the diplomatic grotind work co operation with the RomeBerlin By ALV1N STEINKOPF NEW 1 Shigenori who has resigned as foreign minister of was known to diplomatic colleagues as the man who managed to avoid a break with Russia in the diplomatic tensions of 1938 and That reputation now highlights his unexplained withdrawal from high Japanese Speculation as to the reason for his leaving the cabinet at a moment when diplomatic and military de cisions seemed to be pending in Tokyo naturally centers on his policies respecting and his relation to the European There may be significant rela tionship in the fact that Togo stepped out at a time when Jap anese armies in China are making largescale withdrawals if not out right The repeated com ment of Chungking officials that Japan is preparing military operations in another quarter might well be Turn to Page 9 BULLETINS Sept 1 declared today that a great arms and explosives dump captured near here Sunday night was to have been used by the Irish Republican army in armed attacks on United States and British forces in Northern War Bond Parade Plans Complete CAP Planes Will Act As Escort Program On Croswell Stage Will Emphasize Need of War Bond Buying With a few last minute features plans were complete today for the war bond parade tonight that will officially open the cam paign arranged by the Adrian Butterfield theaters to help the moving picture industry sell a bil lion dollars worth of bonds in the nation this Through the cooperation of Nel son commander of the Adrian squadron of the Civil Air and Ken captain of the 5th Michigan a squad ron of nine CAP planes will escort the parade as it moves through the business district from the The Adrian pilots made arrange ments for the flight at a meeting last night They will take off from the Adrian airport at ten minutes before the parade is scheduled to leave the In addition to Ehinger and planes owned by Melvin John Gott Lawrence Mills and Virgil Ludwig will participate in the flight The parade will be headed by the city Follow ing in the line of march will be the Adrian the two compan ies of Michigan State the 40 8 box car and mem bers of the American Ad rian Boy Scout troops and the Ladies Fife Drum The parade will move east on Maumee Street from the armory to Winter Street south Winter Street to Church Street east on Church Street to Main north on Mam Street to Toledo Street east on Toledo Street to Broad Street south on Broad Street to Maumee Street and west on Maumee Street to the A program will be held on the stage of the Croswell Theater at 9 Frank legion will offer a prayer after which the legion color guard will present the Squire county commander of civilian de fense will talk briefly on the civilian defense program and will exhibit new steel helmets re ceived for air raid auxil iary firemenand auxiliary police He also will show the arm band insignia for each James Gerity then will talk on the national war bond drive ar ranged this month by the nations Chase also will speak at the Family Theater to night at AND MANY HAPPY ADOLF which was a preliminary to the attack on Dieppe in occupiedFrance by British Circled Future of Adrian Field Rests With New Mayor Says Adrians new airport provided for in an ordinance adopt ed was appointed yester day by the city commission at its weekly According to the the commission is to be composed of five two of whom are personally interested in aviation while the other three are to be Lawrence Mills and both well known Adrian were appointed as the flying portion of the new com mission while the remainder of the board includes Squire Sowers and James Mills and Gerity were appoint ed for one year terms while the other three are to serve two Mayor Lundahl said yes terday that the future of the Ad rian airport rests directly in the hands of the I think that we need a bigger air port But whether we should have Icnbwv longer a case of pleasing a few people by having a suitable fiTiort These thou sands of bo who are learning to fly are not coming home when the was is over and run Flying is going to be the big thing and well need a good As far as the state board of aeronautics is the air port will be allowed to continue city officials have been The mayor said that a re presentative of the board did say that the runway at the Adrian landing field is too The commission also approved the application of Minnie Hogan of 1125 Chestnut Street for a limit ed trailer Aqueduct Carrying Water to Key West KEY 1 For the first time in the long his tory of this southernmost tip of the JJnUed fresh water is flowing to Key West through a reat aqueduct from the mainland 167 miles At the rate of gallons a a single pump is pouring water through the sys tem that runs under land and sea and over Now the water is flowing only for flushing and testing but at its full capacity it is to deliver 000 gallons a day and supply city water for the civilian population as well as for naval establishments Until completion of the civilian distribution Key Westers will continue to rely on rainfall and cisterns as they have for T8 GET PLAN TAXING Sept 1 Treasury representatives were ready today to lay before the Sen ate Finance Committee a revolu tionary proposal for taxing the money that Designed to combat inflation by inducing people to save their money instead of using it to bid up the Treasury plan was understood to call for a graduated tax on that portion of personal ex penditures not covered by income tax credits for depen government bonds and other One critical member of the Senator Vandenberg remarked to reporters Its the sales tax rose under an other but it doesnt smell as sweet In presenting somewhat simi lar plan to the House Ways and Means Committee in closed ses Randolph Treasury general said it called for pushing the regular income tax as high as it could go without im posing excessive hardship on debt and then using tax to get the rest of the income taxmoney that was Chairman George DGa said the Treasury estimated the pro posed levy would yield Between four dollars a Turn to Page 9 THEY WONT GIVE UP Sept W Jan Polish ambassador and speaker at a mass meeting commemorating the anniversary of Polands pledged his countrymen last night to maintain unfaltering resistance on their con quered soil while free Poles strike back at the He declared that a threeyear extermination campaign hi which Nazis executed murdered or tortured to death and drove more from th homes had failed to break his peoples spirit There has not been a single Pole willing to give up the let alone cooper ate with the he SEEK SETTLEM OF Coodyears Production Halted Third Day Sept ciliation conferences were sched uled today in an effort to end a work stoppage halting production of truck tires and tubes at Good year Tire Rubber plant Paul Labor Department arranged meetings with company officials and repre sentatives of idle CIO United Rub ber Workers in a dispute over whether the union should extend its contractual sixhour day to one of eight While this plants output was stalled a third it dis closed Goodyears aircraft division soon would be awarded the Army Navy E pennant for war pro The involving 350 work began last Saturday as a re sult of a change in starting The URWs contract calls for shifts to start at 6 6 and midnight but the company set new starting times at 6 2 and 10 providing ma chinery for some employees who worked eight hours instead of A company spokesman said the 2 shift reported at noon Sat preventing the 6 shift from working more than six President Wheeler of the union local said that when these men reported at noon they were informed by company police they could not start work until 2 and as a result all shifts stopped Wheeler said the union did not want to giye up the shorter work ing day until it had assurance it would be restored after the adding that the union agreed to leave determination of the need for a longer day to the War Man power I JAP AIR BASE AT LAE IS HIT Allied Fighters Strafe Jap Remnants In Milne Bay Jungles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MACARTHURS HEAD 1 Allied fighter planes roared above the Milne Bay jungles of eastern New Guinea today heavily strafing any Japanese remnants left by the veteran Australian land troops who were mopping up the A severe night attack was made on the Japanese air base at to the and skirmishes on land developed at nearby Other sharp fighting was reported at Kokoda at the base of the towering Owen Stanley range half way to the most advanced Allied base at Port The known Japanese surviving the Allied ambush at Milne Bay were pushed into a narrow peninsula north of the Day long reconnaissance flights failed to uncover any evidence of Japan ese installations or stores bfeypnd the hbweverV saw three damaged barges and bogged in the muck and all mute evi dence of the stoutness of the Aus tralian land MacArthurs bombers drop ped ten tons of explosives on the Lae leaving it smoking and Australian troops fighting in the jungles of the narrow peninsula north of Milne at the south eastern tip of New are wiping out the scattered enemy troops unable to escape by sea from the trap sprung after their land ing last a communique Seven enemy fighters made a weak attack near the Milne Bay air it was No damage Japanese dispositions were test ed by ground the moun tainous Kokoda 60 miles from the Allied base at Port Moresby and Allied fighter swooped low with machine guns chattering to Skirmishes again developed also in the region of on the northeast Bombers struck at enemy ports on both sides of Sala the beachhead o the Kokoda salient as well as at Turn to Sept 1 Government officials Deported to day that coupon rationing of fuel oil would be extended into some portions of the Middle West under the plan by Chairman Nelsons special committee on fuel The plan was said to call for the start of rationing in An official who requested that his name be withheld said one of the problems holding up formal an nouncement the question of which midwestern states should be brought under consumer ration The purpose of the ration area beyond district 17 states and Dis trict of where gasoline rationing already is in effect would be free additional tank cars for eastern source i Boundaries of the ration area will not be settled finally until WPB Issues its instructions to the office of price administration to set up rationing it was Russians Emphasize Heavy Casualties Suffered By Invaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 1 The Rus sians said today the Germans had deepened a wedge toward Stalin grad from the and in filtrated that citys northwestern but emphasized the heavy casualties suffered by the invaders all along the Scattered details reported in the midday communique indicated Germanys lossof at least 43 tanks and about After fightingin which about 400 Germanswere one Soviet unit posi tions before the Kotelnikovski Stalingrad pincer the Soviet Information Bureau Tank crews were declared to have re pulsed numerous attacks on other sectors of that Red army still menacing the Axis flank within Dor waged both and defensive warfare and reports from the Caucasian battlefields were highlighted by a declaration that Soviet cavalry recaptured a Nazioccupied village south of German naval parties are at tempting to raid the Caucasian coast in conjunction with the over land drive from Krasnodar but these are being a Pravda dispatch from the Black Sea fleet 9 Rommel Drives 8 Miles Into British Mine Fields May Be Major Offensive JAPS SMASHED IN NEW GUINEA SOUTHEASTERN NEW GUINEA A ilinn hatfa emairTioH a Australian troops have smashed a Japanese invasion attempt on Milne Bay A and were wiping out Japanese trapped in the penin sula lined area north of the At Kokoda heavy casualties were inflicted on the Japanese in other ground War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS defenders report German attacks beaten off as Hitlers armies open fourth year of World War II with increasingly heavy Reds claim stiffening defense takes toll of foe in Cauca where Germans report capture of Black Sea Port of across from admit new Axis offensive on southern end of Ala mein front drives eight miles through Allied mine fields as heavy fighting S and British bombers pound Axis columns and tanks and tank repair crews stand London estimates Marshal Rommel has rested combat troops to throw into drive for JAPAN Premier Tojo takes over portfolio as Foreign Minister Since Togo repeated ly had affirmed of speculate sMftmay meanJapanese will jettison pact withMoscow and attack or shift may reflect dissatisfaction over Japanese re verses in Solomons and New Guin u AUSTRALIA London reports new Japanese attack in Kokoda sector of New 60 miles west of Port Australians mop up foe in Milne Bay area as Allied bombers blister Jap base at their armies gaining as planes attack Jap anese Burma predict further defeats for Japan in BY CHINESE 1 W forces storming across Chekiang have intercepted and routed reinforcements rushed up by the Japanese in a frantic effort to halt General Chiang KaiSheks forces approaching one of the last enemyheld air bases in the coastal the high com mand announced These Japanese were ambushed as they moved up a branch railway line running between Kinhwa and Lanchi while another Chinese column made further progress in a drive along the main rail line from Tangki toward A military spokesman said Tang itself 115 miles west of had fallen to the With the occupation of this he said that once famed for its now was menaced by a Chinese nutcracker offensive shap ing up along the two The Japanese have been in posses sion of Kinhwa since last May In the army spokesman the Chinese had advanced closer to main Jap anese base in that He reported that Chinese troops cap tured on the east bank of the Kan river below Nan on 29 after an engage ment in which the Japanese lost THREATEN 500 Truck Drivers Quit In Uniontown Coke Output Menaced A rash of strikes involving truck cranemen and various shopworkers threatened to day to the produc tion of steel in this industrial work shop of the United One of the most serious disturb ances occurred in the great Con nellsville coke region stretching over a 50square mile area to the south heart of Americas metallurgical soft coal in more than 500 drivers of trucks who deliver the coal to more than half of the districts beehive coke today joined in a walkout The timbermen struck demanding centsah their an Hour Both groups have received awards by the War Labor Board granting most of their demands but each case involved price adjust ments not yet You men the key to the whole Thomas Mc regional director of the Con struction Division United Mine Workers of told If you stay out for four days you will paralyze the whole coke The timber who supply posts in the are IOC per cent behind Stick to it and Ill take your case up with John There is one man who will get action for Turn to Page 9 SUB CHASERS LAUNCHED Sept 1 Two first to float on Lake Champlain since the war of being fitted out to day for a trip to the Atlantic where they will be placed in serv ice by the The both submarine were launched yesterday at the Shelburne harbor A centuryold treaty between the United States and prohibiting wareraft on the was broken by mutual agreement so new war vessels for the Unitec Nations could be launched British Turn Back Another German Thrust In Center of Desert Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 1 An eight mile German drive into the mine fields on the southern flank of the El Alamein Une in the Qattara was re ported today in a Reuters dispatch from Cairo as new States air forces went into action in what appeared to be a developing major Against another German evidently seeking a soft spot in the the Britishwere said to have held Armored vanguards of perhaps Axis troops between El Alamein and Bengasi were said to ie locked with light British in what may be the opening phase of a struggle for mastery of the Nile Suez and the whole Middle and Near East Fierce fighting has been raging in the western desert for more than 24 The main in the area of El Himeimat near the Qattara de came after a successful night raid by New Zealanders and a weak Italian attack which was repulsed with heavy Although the Germans have penetrated through some of the many mine it was pointed out that these always are ne gotiable and are intended to hinder rather than to stop the No Official Report Although there was no official word in London that the new as sault was the opening of a new German there was no doubt in unofficial but well informed circles German Marshal Erwin Rommel had begun a largescale syn chronized with the great battles in southern Four German 15th and 21st armored divisions of men and 200 tanks the 90th light motorized divisions of men and the 164th infantry division of said to form the spearhead of the Axis Parachute troops which arrived in North Africa at the same time as the 164th division also are be lieved to be attached to this Two Italianarmored the Ariete and the Littorio of men and approximately 150 tanks also supply some of the enemy There are six Ital ian divisions of men each North Front Quiet 2 Quiet for two except for the occasional fire of patrolling machinegunners and the daily crump of the south ern end of the battlefield has been alive for more than 24 hours with the thunder of artillery and infantry The British war office announce ment early today said Rommel had sent his including forward hi the region of El Himei mat 25 miles due south of El Ala early yesterday They were immediately engaged by our light forces and fighting is the announcement Turn to Page 9 How The World War Fronts Look After 3 Years Of Bitter Conflict ATTEMPTED SUICIDE Canadian Canadian Mounted Police reported today that Schweigert had admitted under questioning that his story of being bound by two Germans and left across railway tracks was and that he had attempted to take his own After a freight train had stopped inches from told police that two un able to any details from him about his army had bound him and left him across the RAID JAP BASE 1 M United States planes attacked the Japanese airdrome at Myitkyina in northern Burma yesterday for the second day in a com munique from Lieut Joseph W Stilwells headquarters an nounced By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept years after Hitler hurled his war mach ine against Poland and sowed the seed of global a key to Allied strategy lay today in the great Middle East land bridge from the Egyptian desert to the Fighting rages at both ends of the the sands west of the rich Nile where Field Marshal Rommel has opened a new and around where the Russians are fighting to save their arsenal city of the Lower That bridge must be hi the opinion of qualified if the United the midst of plans for invasion of Europe and an amphibious campaign for control of the to make the fourth year of the war a year of great offensives leading to ulti mate Should the allies hold in the desert and the Red army keep the Germans in check until spring and draw enough strength from allied factories to mount an offensive in the prospects for a success ful invasion of the continent are regarded as extremely The crippling Russia through the fall of Stalingrad and these sources would force the western allies to reconsider plans for such an invasion and lengthen the war Situation More Hopeful they saw the situa tion as hopeful in comparison with and especially in view of the growing might of allied air forces in west ern China and the southwest Officials say there is nothing to indicate the swift collapse of Ger many or Japan through military defeat internal revolt and both are conceded to be capable of tre mendous offensive But it is considered obvious that the power of the Axis has passed its General Wladyslaw pre mier of the Polish governmentm in a statement marking the anniversary of the invasion of said he thought a period of gradual exhaustion had started for the Germans that would pre pare the way for final The entry of the United States into the war automatically decid ed the final he and he declared the allied raid on Dieppe proved that an invasion of the continent is absolutely The attention accorded the Mid dle East does not dim the import ance of the great battle for con trol of maritime The industrial output of the United States and Great Britain will be the basic factor in the eventual defeat of the But the Axis in operations by sea and air has drastically limited distri to Page i
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