Adrian Daily Telegram, September 2, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 2, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers an SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 NEW WEDGE Crave Russian Communique Admits Infiltration of Positions SOME TROOPS WITHDRAW By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Sept Mar shal Fedor Von his left stub bornly has struck anew in to Stalingrads defenses with his mailed Large German tank concentra tions drove another wedge toward Stalingrad from the southwest yesterday and our wag ing fierce battles with a group of enemy forces which has infiltrated into our a gravely phras ed Soviet communique announced at On another our by order of the with drew to new defensive the communique Again the extent of the German penetration was not The Nazi high command declared Monday that the pincer arm which swung up from Kotelnikovski had cut to a point within 15 miles of the Volga river industrial cen Red army marines and factory hands posted on the step pes northwest of Stalingrad and Soviet task forces harrying the Axis flank within the Don Bend were reported to have killed 600 Germans and knocked 15 tariks out of action in defensive The Moscow radio said the Rus sians had regained a Cossack vil lage on the right bank of the Don and were grinding down the The Soviet information bureau said no material changes took place on other fronts but dis closed a further Russian with drawal in the western Caucasus be low Krasnodar under the pressure of numerically superior German 3 Axis Ships Sunk Perhaps referring to Black Sea Hghting correlated with this the information bureau said So viet airmen had sunk three Axis patrol launches In the Mozdok area our units fighting for a river crossing de stroyed 12 pontoon bridges and annihilated more than 200 German officers and it was announc The officially ident was the which flows eastward from the Cpnrral Caucasus past the rich Grozny oil fields to the Caspian Tum to Five young Hudson men were Injured at oclock last night when the automobile in which they riding rolled over three times on the curve on one mile north of James 17 year old driver of the and James B Hazen are in Bixby hospital with severe cuts and Three others were treated and released They are Joseph who suffered cuts and a broken nose and Jack and Jack who received severe cuts and Sheriffs officers were told that the car coming toward Adrian when it swerved out of control went 30 feet through the air struck the pavement and rollec over three Russell statec that he was going about 35 miles an The car was damaged MIDDLE EAST PRIZE AS WAR ENTERS 4TH YEAR i 1 AXIS OCCUPIED AREAS AND JUNE AREAS HELD BY AXIS JUNE AXIS CAINS SINCE JUNE ARCHANGEL Line of Farthest Axis Advance LENINGRAD GERMANY KHARKOV v ICILY oMALTA BANDAR SHAHPUR Mediterranean TRANS JORDAN I kNSuez SAUDI ARABIA LIBYA As the global war entered fourth the great Middle East land bridge was the number one by Axis drives into the Caucasus and into EgyptUpon holding the Middle the United Nations staked hopes for mounting a counter offensive continuing supplies by the southern route to Russia and preventing a GermanJapanese juncture of forces EXPECTS JAPANESE TO ATTACK SIBERIA NEW Sept 2 General Joseph pointing to unconfirmed reports that the Japanese were taking the defensive everywhere in the Chi neseBurmese declared yesterday that it was his guess that the Japanese would attack Si the commander inchief in China and Bur ma Ive been wrong be and said he could not readi ly check on the information until he returns to his China headquar ters from a tourof inspection ot the Far Eastern military In referring to defensive Stilwell said the idea was not con fined to the fact that the Chinese were advancing in Chekiang and Kiangsi but also to re ports that enemy troops are build ing defenses along the IndoChina border and are occupying block houses along the Chinese railways they still The Japanese also were he to have strong concentra tions of troops in In response to questioning as to whether the American offensive in the Solomon Islands had been helpful to the cause of the United Stilwell any diversion POLICE CAPTURE HOLDUP SUSPECT Sept 2 hold up suspect identified as a fugitive from the Illinois state penitentiary at was shot and captur by patrolmen yester down al leys and Through fingerprints taken Receiving Hospital the police iden tified their captive as John Cur who escaped from the Illi nois prison last 14 while serving a sentence for robbery armed in The suspect was captured after a shot by Patrolman Lloyd Kram er struck him in the In the mans pockets police said they found in cash and taken from a Gratiot Avenue branch of the Household Finance Kramer and Patrol man Harry answering an reached the vicinity short ly after the The officers tried to stop and question a man hurrying down the street only to have him draw a pis tol and start The chase and capture Evansville and Its Free Canteen Have Blessings Of Service Men By MADGE MILJLIKIN Wait until we reach that Cross Canteen in they hand service men free is frequently heard on board trains Hearing that Indiana My curiosity was Sure enough when Evansville was reached all the men in uniform on the there were piled out of the coaches in a Just over the tracks was a one story building erected purposely for the brightly lighted and with a huge Red Cross banner nearly covering the Red Cross workers met the train in case service men didnt know stout the canteen and they were im mediately invited Dozens and dozens of home made cup soft fruit cigaret evqn chewing maga zfiies anci books are included in the iuge stock of refreshments which make the rather small room almost In fact the quarters have proven too small and an addition is now being constructed which will more than double the present cap Cant Spend a Cent nice part of the whole thing is the sailors and mar ines cant spend a cent in the Everything is free and any man in be he a private or a may have all and anything he Adding interest to the handout are the Evansville women have responded to the call to serve at the canteen in large numbers including young Junior school teachers on summer vacations and younger women of the The canteen is open 24 hours a seven days a week and the volun teers work in shifts of a few They get many notes of apprecia tion from the men served in Evansville and in some cases in teresting correspondence has re sulted between the canteen aides and service When troop trains pass through the the soldiers are not allow ed to leave the Then the aides go through the coaches with great baskets of baked goods of all tobaccos and Serve a Day The average number of service men served each day is and frequently as many as have been served in 24 Every thing is contributed by the citi zens of Evansville and Records of all contributions are made by a secretary in the canteen and reported daily to the Evans ville One of the lumber furnished the material for the building when no vacant building was available near the The equipment including refriger ators and weregifts of other business houses while church and individ uals contribute the food stuffs The dairies and soft drink firms supply the liquid refresh Other merchants andriri dividuals supply the Do you wonder that Evansvflle is kindly remembered by thousands of service WITH MEAT ANIMALS Rush Is on to Unload Live stock Sept 2 rush to unload livestock has sent nearly twice as many meat producing ani mals to major markets in the first two days this week as in the cor responding period of last agri cultural department statistics dis closed cattle and sheep bins from Buffalo to and as far south as Fort have handled a huge numberof meat animals for this time of Normally the runs during the first week of Sep tember are up only slightly from the low months of July and August The expansion over 1941 amount ed to 87 per cent forall Sheep were up 149 per hogs 98 per cent and cattle 46 per cent A major part of the increase oc curred with a decline not ed yesterday in response low ered Factors combining to create the heavy in the opinion of livestock were First the large numbers of meal producing animals on farms anc the unprecedented de mand for which has made processors anxious to obtain much livestock as they can the threat of ceilings over livestock which has stimu lated marketing earlier than Although the large runs may have a temporarily beneficial effect on the meat livestock men warned that heavy shipments of cattle were not as from the long term as might at first Many cattleare going to market with less weight than they and there are fewerhead be ing fattened on farms for next year than Wasthe case at this timein Producers blame this situa tion on meat which they say make it 4 strong 2 force Of R A yybbmbers L made T vvii heavy and concentrated attack on ther sec ond raid on the city in a an authoritative source Saarbruecken1spri the French border below Germanoccupiec Luxembourg and is the center of a highly important coal and iron dis trict of Coal mines stretch around the city and for miles important steel and iron mills are located in On the occasion of the las other RAF bombers attacked Bad weather had forced RAF to close out its August oper ations with a threenight lull bu it was able during the month to carry out a total of 12 night1 raids against an aerial offeri sive augmented toward the end o the month by Russian night raid against Koenigsberg and By being able to strike into Ger many on the first night of the new the bombers were at leas starting out better than they did in for it was not until thi night of August 4 that weather conditions allowed them to swing under Residents along the south coas of England heard a great number of heavy bombers heading ou across the channel about midnigh last They returned in a steady stream three to four hours later He Gan But Is A Bit Erratic You can be sure that 13yearoli Joseph Chini of 956 Elm Street wil think twice before he gives anothe exhibition of his prowess as a driv Yesterday afternoon Joseph go into an argument with his friend Duane of 917 Mulberrj Street when Duane said that Jo seph couldnt drive ah automobile Joseph went leaving the ar gument temporarily t find that his mother was not a As his work in Joseph was struck bj the ideathat this was an idea tune to show Duane that he coul drive a So he backed his car ou of picked up Duan and then started oh NortJ The demonstration wen fineuntil they hit a stretch o gravel road about a mile north eas of Then the car startec in the gravel and finally a bank of earthan rolled over Duane had prov ed his point Neither of the boys was injure butboth were thoroughly scarec especially I dont know what my father itwillb Jnited Nations Smash Airport Which Japanese Seized There British Locked In Battle With Axis A rmored Forces Air Force Helps Them USH NOT MAJOR ONE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MACARTHURS at Hilne hit with increas ng strength toward Moresby in the okoda sector of New Guinea and our ground forces areclosely en an Allied communique an Allied in clqse made two heavy strafing attacks n the enemy positions and lines of the communique Australian bush fighters and apanese vanguards had been parring for weeks in the jungles bout a small native set lement cast of the Owen Stanley mountain range and 60 miles by air from the advanced Allied base Port United nations bombers have mashed the makeshift airport vhich the Japanese seized Despite the quickening of the an Allied spokesman said here was no indication that the apanese were preparing for a ma or push In the Kokoda He said Japanese casualties In he fighting at Milne where a landing at the southeastern tip f New Guinea was broken up last were believed to have been The communique dismissed de elopments there in a aying scattered jungle fighting of a Guerrilla type war correspond ent of the Melbourne wrote oday that it had become increas ngly evident Allied airmen lad delivered a hard blow to Jap anese Zero strength in New At least 30 of the enemy fighters were either in combat or by ground straffing last he and others probably were destroyed or Another feature of communiques and operational reports of the lasl ew he said in his analysis has been the absence of references o Zero opposition during Allied bombing and strafing expeditions that no Allied pilot would suggest vthat the Japanese lacked There probably been tem of Zeros New but he con sidered imagine that ah air force of Japans strength could not replace It is for the Japanese to ferry fighters to New Guinea through a chain of Middle Declares Broadside Allegations Of Disloyalty In Government Not Proved Sept 2 to of persons sent laring that broadside allegations f disloyalty in the government lad not been Attorney General Biddle reported to Con jress that 36 federal employees lad been discharged and 13 other wise disciplined after investigation if complaints charging sub character of the complaints and aid that the wisdom of assigning experienced Federal Bureauof hvestigation agents to such work n war time and with such meag er results must be seriously ques He said that it was evident that a large proportion of the com plaints were clearly unfounded md that they should never have een submitted for investigation in he first This was conspicuously true of he list submitted by Congressman the Attorney General said in lis letter transmitting the lengthy to His reference OIL ISJCING EAST Further Curtailment of Gas Consumption Also Pos sible Sept 2 Fuel oil rationing and probably further curtailment of gasolin consumption v today confronted eastern householders and motor Confirming reports that thi east would have less oil for heat ing War Production Chie Donald Nelson asserted yester day that a rationing program would be announced perhap later this and might affec some midwestern At the same a committee formed by the Petroleum Industry War Council to study trend suggested that because eastern gasoline consumption in the las two months exceeded expectation the fourgallonunit value of ra tion coupons might have to be re Commenting on the situation a his press Presiden Roosevelt said the curtailment o fuel oil likely would be in Nelson observed that the tion of which states to include in the rationing area would have t be worked out with several othe The reason for extendin rationing to the midwestvhe addec would be to additional tan cars available to supply the east Officials studying fuel oil prob lems Who declined to be quoted bj indicated basic fa tion sufficient to heat homes to an average temperature of 68 de grees was being considered wit supplemental supplies to be issiiei on the basis of To induceconversion of heating equipment from oil to coal wher ever these i was planned to withhold supple mental rations householder who neglected to Turn to PETROLEUM Page 9 RESUSCITATOR ORDERED BY OFFICIALS Special to The Sept city officials have ordered a new resus citator which will be operated b Hudson firemen and nurses at Thorn Memorial Hospital and be available the residents i o this vicinity in Wi liam Thompson contributed toward the cost of the apparatus and the city will makeup the dtl Firemen arid nurses wl given special in th operation of the equipment rersive Biddle criticized the sweeping to the Justice Departmentby the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities headed by Representa tive Dies Biddle said that as an example hundreds of federal employees were alleged to have subver sive for no better reason than the appearance of their Barnes upon the mailing list of certain organi and that the investigation showed that many of them had not even heard of the The attorney general concurred in a recommendation by an niter departmental committee on in vestigations that if a policy of in quiring into such complaints were to be an entirely new procedure should be established providing for far fewer but more intensive investigations and an ade quate method for disposing of with the employee having an opportunity to be heard and to have his case Turn to Page 9 BRITISH CAPTURE arade and Programs Open Theater Bond Selling Effort Almost worth of war bonds and stamps were sold by represen atives of the Croswell and Family theatres yesterday and last night with the opening of a nation wide drive by the moving picture indus ry to sell a billion dollars worth of jonds this The moving pic ture industry was asked by the Treasury to promote the bond sale in the nation in Sep tember A parade of the Adrian Connally Wants to Reach High Earnings Brought on By War Boom 2 Michigan State the 40 3 box carand American and LadiesFife and by planes of the Civil Air and programs on the stages of the Croswell and Family officially opened the months Squire county civilian de fense spoke at both theatres urging people to take the dangers of war seriously and ex plaining the different branches of the civilian defense He also exhibited arm band in signia and steel helmets that will be issued to civilian defense work James Gerity spoke at the Cros well commending the moving pic ture industry for its part in the war bond drive and declaring thai we must pull ourselves together and go all out in buying So far we have not done so he and if we are to be victor ious we must get was introduced by Butter field Theatres manager in Adrian The theaters are cooperating in the bond selling effort to make it easy for everyone to buy bonds Those who find it difficult to visi the business district in the daytime or during regular business hours may leave their money for a bond and their name at the box office as they enter either the Croswell or Their bonds will be ready for them whenthey At the Family the colors were presented by a color guard from the Michigan State Troops and the audience united in singing the Star Spangled At the Croswell Frank Kessler of the American Legion offered a prayer after which the colors were presented by the Le gion color The Croswell au dience also united in singing thi TOGOS RESIGNATION SEEN AS FORERUNNER OF MOVE AGAINST REDS the resignation of Shigenori Tog as Japans foreign report developed today that fully five Jap anese divisions been moved north in the past month to bolste the Kwantung army facing Sovie Russia and that a large Japanes fleet was concentrated about north ern Foreign observers expressed tin belief that the five divisions aggre gated men assembled large ly the contraction of the inva sion forces within The Chungking newspaper TE Kung Pao and the English Ian guage National Herald declared editorially that they considered th resignation of who helpec negotiate the TokyoMoscow neu trality pact a forerunner of action affecting Ta Kung Pao said Togo had been known as a proRussian and tha his exit showed Japan has no mop need to maintain diplomatic rela tions with the The National Herald said thi under which Premie General Hideki Tojo assumed the foreign ministry por bold anese war roposal for a 50 per cent levy on he excess earnings of individuals was drafted by Senator Connally DTex today as the Senate Fi nance Committee awaited an out ine from the Treasury of its sug estions for an unprecedented spending Connally said he had asked leg islative aides to draw an amend ment to the new revenue biir pat terned after the excess profits tax on explained the proposed amendment would fix base per od to compute average earnings of an individual iri much the same manner that such earnings are fig ured for corporations which use this method for ascertaining ex cess profits tax If an individual made more money in 1942 than the average or the base it was Connal ys proposal that he be taxed 50 per of his additional or ex cess He said some al owances would have to be made or persons who are on a fixed salary basis with automatic yearly increases in Turn to Page 9 SALUTE TO HEROES Sept 2 Describ ing the purchase of war bonds and stamps as the individuals oppor tunity to protect security and the continuance of the American way of Governor Van Wagoner to day proclaimed September as sa lute to heroes He urged all persons and organi zations in the state of Michigan to give their allout support for the avowed purpose of contributing in this manner to the defeat of our common Hail of Allied Bombs on Ene my Called Intense and Accurate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept forces were locked heavily in battle with Axis armored troops all day yes terday in the southern sector of the Egyptian the British headquarters announced The war issued jointly by the headquarters and the said United States army air force planes participated in extensive air operations over the entire area in which an allied battle line was braced against the expected shock of Field Marshal Rommels power ful tank again trying to grind forward toward Jie NiJe and the Suez The readiness of the allies to meet Rommels challenge icated by the Communiques re ort that British forces made their wh sally Monday night on the orthern flank of the El Alamein line and brought back a batch of lerman Ground action yesterday center d between the Ruweisat ridge in he center and El on the outhern wing near the Qattara the bulletin The allies air coverage was on a large cale and the hail of bombs which ell on the enemy was both iu ensive and At least two large Stuka for mations were attacked by our fighters and the enemy was on many occasions forced to jettison is the bulletin During the day at least six enemy bombers and five fighters vere destroyed in these Dozen Planes Damaged More than a dozen were damag Our longrange fighters suc essfully attacked enemy motor ransport on the coastal road be tween Gambut and Sidi Marshal Erwin Rommel had con rentratedtha armor in he south and penetrated the low esert land between the El Ruwei at ridge in the north center and he 600foot height of El Himei mat to the near the Qattara Turn to Page 9 BULLETINS Sept IP Soviet Marines have defeated the fifth and ninth Rumanian cavalry di destroying 70 per cent ol their in a battle of grow ing severity for Black Sea coas a Bedfleet dispatch re ported The dispatch indicate where the action occurred BATON Sept army airmen from Hard ing Field were killed last nigh when a bomber crashed in flame near Angola State Louis iana penitentiary officials said to Details of the accident and names of the dead were withheld at Bard Ing Field pending an official repor from officers sent to the scene af ter the tragedy was reported b prison officials at Sept Declaring that broadside allega tions of disloyalty in the govern ment had not been Attor ney General Biddle reported tc Congress that 36 federal employe had been discharged and 13 other wise disciplined after investigatio of complaints charging sob verstve 2 Chi nese forces have reached the 1m mediate environs of on of the last important bases hel by the Japanese in Chekiang Pro and the fall of the city Is the Ugh command sai The capture of Yungkang southeast of o 31 was confirmed by th communique which said the force of Chiang KaiShek were sweepin northward and eastward along Another Chinese column w sweeping from the southeast on the indi Resigned from Police Force Ten Years Ago Sidney 82 years died this morning at oclock n his home at 526 North Main Street after a short Brown was born in ownship but has been a resident of Adrian for the last 50 He was alderman of the old ward in the city at the time of the aldermanic form of government and was a member of the city po ice force for a number of resigning ten years Since then he has operated a neighborhood jrocery at his home on North Main Street He was first married to Miss Sose Richardson of who preceded him in death January He later married Flor ence Davis who survives him along with one George Brown of He was preceded in death by three Jerome and James Brown and hree Annverette William Maynard and Charity The funeral services will be Fri day afternoon at 4 oclock in the Everiss Funeral the James Horton of Christ Epis copal Church The burial will be in Oakwood ceme Situation Tense as Member Is Hanged Northern Sept appearance of two United States soldiers on Bel fast streets touched off the first disorders today soon after Thomas 13yearold member of the outlawed Irish Republican was hanged in a heavily guarded jail for killing of a police When police sought to disperse a crowd of about 300 angrily shouting at the why dont you stay at home Two demonstrators hurled The police charged with drawn batons and the crowd quickly scat Other throngs had collected outside the jail where Williams was but save for a mild street there had been no other CTura to ;

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