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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAIL Y TELEGRAM Continued Cool Weather on Pace 1942 PRICE 3 5 Japanese Ships Reported Sunk In Southwest Pacific TROOPS IN CONGO GIVE AXIS AFRICA JITTERS STRENGTH IS BEING SAPPED Lack of Jap AeriaLResistance In New Guinea Area Is Emphasized By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 4 American fighting men steadily strengthened their grip on the Solomon Islands today as the battle of the southwest Pacific brought destruction of five Japanese eight airplanes and quantities of invasion Indications that constant Allied battering was sapping enemy strength came in communiques from General Aus tralian headquarters and from the Navy Department which told of lack of Japanese aircraft resistance in New Guinea and of only periodic attacks by small detachments of invaders in the submarines dealt a severe blow to Japans supply lines by sinking five enemy ships including a light and damaging three The newest sinkings re ported by the navy boosted the total of Japanese ships sunk or damaged by American undersea craft to 99 since The absence of Japanese at tempts at interception were noted War At A Glance by General and attack MacArthurs bombers in medium foray against enemy installations at Sala Japanese New Guinea where numerous fires were start In 2 Seaplanes Hit the upper two enemy seaplanes were damaged by the Allied bombers at fuel dumps were destroyed at and at Japanese installations were bombed with unknown re In the New Guinea Mac Arthurs communique told of fur ther Allied bombing and strafing of Japanese communication lines in the Kokoda 60 miles east of the Allied base at Port and of guerilla fighting about Milne Bay where Allied ground troops were mopping up the survivors of a trapped band of In the southeastern the Marines bolstered positions won from the Japanese a month the navy but small enemy de tachments which succeeded m landing there were being sought B THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fea turing record aerial pushes Rommels columns and RAF bombers blast foes front report no plane while Axis claims downing British caution showdown still to come as both sides jockey for posi claim van guards in Stalingrads western sub rbs as Reds acknowledge Nazi outhwestern wedge deepened ringing fighting to immediate ap jroaches to with planes at acking in Moscow admits Jazi advance in western Caucasus mt claims central Caucasus at ackers wiped out EUROPEAN RAF orce bombs previouslyblasted Saarbrucken and Karlsruhe Ger mans make light attack on English oastal Sky Drag ms in widespread actions batter apanese headquarters at Nan chang blast fleet of 25 troop aden junks and probably sink even Jap steamers straf Japanese troop and lose only one ilane while downing five Japanese in dogfight bombers fire ap base at New Guinea and strafe foe in Kokoda area ilast enemy seaplanes in upper Solomons while marines tighten grip on captured Solomon isles by aigaging small detachment of re anded Navy reports S ubmarines sink five moreenemy including light out and American landbased operating from the Guadalcanal inflicted several hits on ships engaged in landing the navy but the extent of dam age was Japanese aircraft operations which the navy termed periodic included a raid by 18 bombers ac companied American by fighters Guadalcanal the installa Three enemy bombers and five fighters were shot Damage to the American positions was reported as Post Strike Certified WLB To BATTLE Sept The strike of pay employees of the Post Products division of the General Foods now hi its sixth was certified to thi WLB by the Federal Departmen of Labors conciliation service to while progress had been made toward protecting the idle plant from fire and Last night after several futile management and labo agreed with city police and fire to admit one plant super intendent to each building each shift to supervise plant protection forces numbering less than 50 who have been admitted by striker since the shutdown Saturday night The which developed pre maturely only three days after a fiveday notice had been filed wit the State Labor Mediation Board came after a month of negotiation on a contract between managemen and the Dairy and Food Worker Division of the United Retail anc Wholesale Employees of CIO which won bargaining rights for of the employees ir July at an NLRB Faced now with WLB certifica tion of the the negotiatinf parties looked to the state labo mediation board to learn whethe recessed Tuesda night in a might not b pending WLB A question of jurisdiction was raised by field re presentative for the He sai Thomas Spates of New in dustrial relations consultant fo General Foods and one of its fiv contract negotiators has been an Industrial representative on on WLB Spates was enrout from Chicago to New York thi Post Products officials Until the WLB announces its the negotiators here ar looking to state labor mediatio board action to resume contract Mediterranean i 1MOHOCCO ALGERIA FRENCH WEST AFRICA Lake Chad LAMV NIGERIA FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA CAtflEROONS BELGIAN CONGO Atlantic Ocean EQUATOR STATUTE MILES Arrival of troops in Belgian plus re orts that the British are practicing invasion land ings at Gibraltar add up to a case of African jitters or the Second front possibilities were seen as ncluding back door drives on Germanheld Libya or Only One Resolution Adopted Is On Liquor Traffic The 23 subordinate Granges in ed JBittrfive delegates to possibly of pooling whereby necessary farm elected ten the state convention yesterday af ernoon at the county convention leld in the circuit court room at the court Considerable time was devotee o a discussion of the problems con ronting farmers because of thela or shortage but no resolution deal ng with the matter was presented or One man sug gested that industry and abor be drafted but this idea was not favorably The consensus favored some sys labor labo could be diverted from nonessen ial There was no sen timent expressed that farmers other than those with families and on established farms of sufficien size and importance to be a vita actor in producing should b exempt from military bu on the other hand the necessity o providing labor to feed the nation ind its armed forces was emphas The only resolution brought be ore the convention reaffirmed th organizations known polic regarding the liquor I stated the Granges opposition t employing girls under 21 years ol as waitresses in places where bee or is sold and the sale o liquor outside of incorporate cities or The delegates elected yesterda are and Calvin Bradis of District 1 and Al vin District 2 an Earl District 3 and Clare Dis trict and and Clif ford Ditrict William Sell and Adam Rau are th Pomona Grange Th state convention is to be held i Adrian the last week in October Armstrong of maste of the State is to be in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS acj ion by the Army air the RAF and hardhitting British mechanized units appeared today o have wrested the initiative mo mentarily from Field Marshal Er vin relieving Axis pres ure on the southern end of the SI Alamein Under a steady pounding from he air and on the a British powerful nemy armored forces cpncentrat d in the RuweisatHemeimat see Adrian the middle of next week t confer with the Pomona Grang executive committee and others i planning details for the conven James Marr presided at yester days convention and announce the Pomona Grange will mee October 1 at the Rome Grange hal The fifth degree is to be conferee on a large class of candidates i the Marr said it expected about 300 Lenawee coun ty members will receive the sixti degree at the state Training classes for auxiliarj firemen will be resumed next wee according to an announcemen made today by Jack chie of the Adrian fire departmen Because of the Labor Day holida the class which usually met o Monday will meet on th Tuesday class on an so on through The men are asked to report for their spective classes at 1 in th engine Street house on Church on plus perhaps British seaborne invasion of Tunisia or The American Army technical forces which arrived at Belgian Congo started immediately to build a big camp named for President 25 German Divisions Beat Against Stalingrad Defenses Slight Advance Is Made Morgenthaus Additional Tax Program Meets Opposition Initiative Momentarily Lost By Rommel In Desert or in an ttempt turn the British left withdrew slightly to the westward The bulletin said the aerial Bombardment to which the enemy subjected yesterday had ex eeded that of the previous which smashed all records for the Sorth African Despite the scope of the air op British headquarters re iorted that all the Allied bombers lad returned safely to their Six Axis planes were shot down luring the There was comparatively little enemy air activity over the bat lefront not a German divebomb er appearing over the Ob ervers recalled that dispatches rom the front have told of heavy lerman divebomber losses in the jWhile Stage Series of Devastating Raids On Enemy 4 Jnited States airmen scored direct lits on Japanese headquarters at probably sank seven steamers and damaged others in he SingtzeHankow channel and eft a number of other craft in flames on Lake Poyang Wednesday n a devastating series of raids up n the enemy in Kiangsi and Hu eh Joseph Stillwells headquarters an nounced The raids were made in support of Chinese forces beating at the defenses of the main Japanese base in and at Chekiang capital and big air base from which American lombers could raid General Stilwells war bulletin said that in all Wednesdays operations osly one American plane was The Americans pounced oil a 3eet of 25 sailboats and heavy iunks loaded with Japanese troops on Lake Poyang and left casual lies among the wreckage of the burning and smashed craft the communique port on the Yangtze and the biggest inland Chinese city held by the has been the target of previous heavy raids since the American air force went to work in the RuweisatHemeimat sector ap leared to have relieved the situa ion military observ ers warned against too much op pointing out that the bat le still is in its preliminary phas es and that both sides are merely ockeying for Losses Not Serious they has not yet iuffered crippling losses to his ar mored strength and there is no in dication that he is trying to avoid i On the other these sources the Axis chieftain has brought up to the battle line vast supplies or an suffic ent gasoline to feed his mechaniz ed forces for 10 days of hard fight The aided by the United tales army air kept these upply dumps under an almost The first graduates of Adrian College to get degrees as a part o the accelerated program ot the college were honored this morning at informal services conducted in Downs Rush presented the seven students in the class to Samuel president of Adrian Col who acknowledged names and awarded the degrees to the In the presence of a small grouj of faculty members and guests Bachelor of was conferred on Miss Marguerite Hamilton of Miss Sarah Eleanor Mildren of Wuscedah and Paul Filion of Pitts the latter two being absent The Bachelor of Science degree awarded to Paul Hazzenzahl o Robert Marlatt and Harry of ontinual hail of Dispatches from the front last night told of no large scale action y the opposing land but British armored units harassed ad vanced Axis giving the enemy no chance to get set for the punch he evidently is trying to de The mam body of Lieut General Montgomerys eighth remained ready to hit back should Rommel make a Issued a state mfent declaring the Axis had lost planes in combat desert since the start of the war and putting losses the United Nations at Thus far this the state ment Axis losses total planes and British losses CIO and GM Still In Sharp Conflict 4 Testimony received by the War Labor Board in the continuing contract dispute between General Motors Corporation and United Auto Workers made it plain today that the two are still in sharp The which affect up wards of war workers in GM have been resumed in the form of public hearing before the months since a board panel took the dispute for private To a union argument that sky rocketing profits were causing un rest in the management yes terday replied that GMs profits for the first half of this after estimated were about 60 per cent less than for the same period last A pay raise of one and a half cents an hour has been recom mended by the board panel as cost of living The panel also recommended an addi tional 3 cents to meet what it called an average differential be tween GM and Ford Motor Com pany Taking exception to the General Motors said the panels comparison between GMs and Ford wages was made The corporation said the Ford pay scale used by the panel included foremens pay and excluded ap prentices while GMs excluded foreman and included apprentices Walter speaking for the contended that the workers were entitled to roughly 6 cents an hour more on the basis of the Little Steel stabilization He said they should re ceive at least as much as the pane At this Reuther there is more unrest in the automobile Industry than there has been since That Widespread By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS by Secretary Morgenthau to take bold action toward providing non inflationary war the Senate Finance Committee weigh ed a sponsored spending tax plan and proposals for a flatrate levy on retail sales and more than a majority ex pressing opposition to the revenue pro gram laid before the group by some committee members said the effect of the Treasurys new proposal had been to force a showdown between it and a sales Senator Byrd DVa said he believed Morgenthau had left no course open to the committee but to boost substantially the yield in additional taxes provided by the House approved revenue From what the Secretary Byrd told there must be additional money raised beyond that provided in the House As I see the sales tax is the only we cant impose such a ridiculouslyinvolv ed spending tax as he has sug It would be easily possi ble for a man to pay more tax than his income under such a The Morgenthau plan would call for a 10 per cent levy on all the unexempted spendings of single persons who earned more than 5500 a year and of married persons with incomes of more than The latter would be given addi tional exemptions of for each dependent Calculated to raise ales Randolph Treas ry general presented an utline for a retail Remarking that the Treasury as opposed to such a Paul aid that if it were adopted it ught to involve a flat rate levy n all retail sales of tangible per onal property and to services ren ered in conjunction with such fabrication nd installation service and to the ervices of dry arber shops and beauty There should be no ven for he He urged Iso it be applied to rentals f tangible personal such s linens supplied to department but not to house rent Paul said the definition of re ail sales should include sales to inal but should ex ude the sale of feed to farmers 5 well as sales of and Indus commercTal and agricultural He suggested that the responsi ility for collection of the tax be laced on Quarterly ollection of the tax by the gov rnment was with the etailers being licensed to provide machinery for Grimm Gives Resignation to Wolverine Board Stanley Wolverine Council Boy Scout executive for the last year and a has re signed to enlist in the Army Signal Corps and he will report Monday at Northwestern Uni for a course of The office of the execu tive has been in Monroe since rimm took over the executive Grimms offi cially was presented to the Wol verine council board at a meeting last Joseph Carpenter of council Rus sell McAfee and Stewart Hoben of Adrian and Burl Howell and Art Lesow of Monroe were named as a committee to interview and hire a new Grimm replaced Leslie War ren as Scout executive in the two this levy would form of an enforced be in th col lected at the source in most in which would be returnee to the taxpayer after the In presenting Morgenthau conced ed that the Treasury could not rely on voluntary financing beyond thi calendar Favors Graduated Levies As direct new Morgen graduated levies o from 10 to 75 per cent on spending beyond the exemption o for an individual and for married with ad ditional credit for each dependent He urged that new tax payers be brought into the fold by lowering regular income tax ex emptions from to fo single persons and from ti for married couples and by the credit for dependents to Byrd described the Treasury proposal as the most complicatec and unworkable tax plan that has been submitted by tax experts t the Senate Finance Committee in my nine years of It has all of the evils and non of the virtues of a sales h When the committee met th proposals by demanding data on Serrano Suner Ousted In Spain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The ouster of Naziloving Ramon Serrano Suner as Spanish foreign minister and Falange leader was regarded generally by Allied com mentators today as a rebuff for Adolf Hitler if not a definite gam for the United Spains position between British guns at Gibraltar and German guns in occupied President Roosevelts proposal of postwar assistance in her reconstruction and traditional bonds linking Madrid with Latin American governments now largely arrayed against the Axis were variously A waitandsee how was adopted by prominent Spanish Republicans refuged in Mexico Former Premier Indalecio Prieto said it would not be going too far to suspect the shakeup an nounced in Madrid yesterday was a maneuver to give General Fran cisco Franco time to mould his fu ture policy around the outcome of the new Axisoffensive in Egypt the brotherinlaw of Serrano himself took over as council chief of the the EAST 4 The status of a proposed 40mil speed limit for Michigan may b but not so the warnin Michigan State Police issued toda concerning motorists who excee that speed on state highways ove the Labor Day State Police Commissioner Os car Olander advised all detach ments to critically observe traf fie exceeding 40 milesanhou pointing out that were not tryin make a 40mile but mo torists exceeding that speeli un der crowded conditions definitel create a traffic Directives to detachment com manders ordered all State Polic leaves cancelledfrom Friday at until 4 Tuesday to in tensity highway Olande also suggested that detachmen commanders coordinate patro duty with efforts by sheriff an local police Stressing that traffic accidents hamper the war Olande ordered State Police to make thorough investigation of everj mishap and contact local prosecu ing attorneys and justices with view towards prosecutio of negligent or incompetent driv ers involved in Olander said the holiday traffi flow probably would be less thai last Labor Day due to the bu that thinner lines of traffic migh increase the tendency to speed an pass other WEUL DONE Sept 4 an praise for American fliers in th battle of from Air Vic Marshal Arthur com inander of British air forces in th were announce today by headquarters of the Uni ed States forces in the Middle Eas We are most grateful and fu of admiration for the grand effort only authorized political movement your pilots are making during thi within Spain since the close other period of hard work and han ITurn 1 Coninghams messag ONE STILL 250foot Great Lakes freighter of the American Stee Wire which sank in heavy eas on Lake Superior Thursday morning with one crewman still reported lost went down with its oad of tons of steel billets after taking a severe list a com any announcement disclosed night The list was attributed in thi company statement to the prevail ng heavy After the list the vessel was the owner The the loss will no ie determineduntil after ah inves agationhas been officials arose marine circles here that a shift cargo may been responsible The dieselpowered and under the command of Capt Kane of was enroute from tc It went down abou miles east of Manitou Island of he Keweenaw peninsula of Mich Oiler John Sicken of Chicago only person reported lost from among 25 on jumped over joard when the ship began to list He was believed wearing a life pre Among 2 crew members pickec up by two other vessels in th downbound ship lane were Bruc and Russell Marine City and Paul Mon In addition to the tw coast guardsmen also on boar were The sinking was the first of ma jor proportions on the Great Lake in nearly two On Armistic the William Davoc of the PickandsMather fleet an the Anna a Canadian foundered ina severe storm on Lake Michigan with loss of 4 RUSSIANS SIILL ABLE TO CflWATW azis Cain Strategic Height In Battle for Red Naval Base On Black Sea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mar hal Fedor von Bock beat against talingrad with 25 divisions today i an effort to capitalize on riven systematically Into its but Red Army men eported to have counter attacked with a violence that regained some ground northwest of the Germans striking from vest again succeeded in making a ight advance at enormous he midday war bulletin The battles have no precedentr m their the military news aper Red It reported ilots from Egypt had joined the nemys air squadrons while ground roops from France were among he 25 Axis divisions assigned army for the as ault upon commercial eart of the Volga basin and a gate Tay to the Red Army men fighting within the Don bend around arassing the Axis detachments moving eastward acrossthe Cos ack occupied another vil age and repulsed several counter the communique en The Germans gamed a strategic leight in the battle for Nbvoros Soviet naval base on the Black Sea more than 400 miles southwest f by weight of super or it was Elsewhere in that how the Russians were reported o have withstood several attacks and destroyed six tanks and wiped ut more than 150 In the Mozdok area of the cen ral Caucasus bur troops fought andwiped out an enemy group vhich had crossed a water the communique The Terek flows past Mozdok and the Grozny oil fields on its way to the Caspian The Germans were pictured as attacking southwestern defenses of CONSUMERS POWER WORKERS CHOOSE CIO 4 wide bargaining rights for ap proximately employees of th Consumers Power Company wer won by the Utility Workers Organ izing Committee the Na tional Labor Relations Board an nounced today from election re Howard NLRB field exam said that ballots wer of which the UWOC receive and the International Broth erhood of Electrical Worker AFL Eightyfive votes wer given neither t The voting was conducted Tues Wednesday and Thursday i various Michigan cities where Con sumers employees are The IBEW has a contract wit the signed March 1941 which expires This weeks election was th fourth hi as many years condtfcte by the NLRB to decide bargamin claims by the two competin The dispute was carried t the United States supreme cour after the first in Jun resulted in failure oftithe union to obtain a majority of th although the UWOC receiv ed a PILOT BENTON Sep 4 of two airplanes ai tempting simultaneous takeoffs a the Benton Harbor airport crashe from 100 feet last killing it Guy Witnesses said that an aviation cleared a shi piloted byWayne Davidson on an intersecting runway but the stalled and dived to Barney of Springfiel student pilot in Keiths plan was Stalingrad ceaselessly with large orces in a narrow tanks ieeking to open paths for Infan Germans Gain At a cost of enormous losses ths Hitlerites succeeded in making a slight the communiquS In other sectors the enemy attacks were repulsed with heavy Soviet riflemen supported by anks were declared to have broken into enemy positions above the In a fierce engagement the Red Army men wiped out two compan ies of destroyed four anks and nine antitank guns and captured five mortars and eight machine the communiquS Once repulsed Nazi shock troops struck back two hours ater across a battlefield strewn with tank wreckage and the bodies of about 400 German dead to force Jie Russians from stronglyheld The Soviet information bureau announced the withdrawal at mid night and reported that the Rus sians guarding southwestern ap proaches of the Volga river Indus trial center were stiffly engaged also with enemy tanks and infan try which had broken through in to our defense This was within an area of a half dozen re cent Nazi combat teams also gained ground northwest of the Soviet naval station at on the Black Sea below Kerch in attacks preceded by aerial and ar tillery the govern ment It reported that Red Army men yielded a village before the invasion wedge after heavy In other the midnight communiquS all enemy attacks were beaten off with heavy losses for Eleven German nine guns and 25 trucks were destroyed and about one enemy infantry battalion was an Russian troops who threaten the Axis flanks within the Don bend were reported to have beaten off several counter QUAKE REPORTED NEW 4 P A sharp earthquake miles from New York was recorded in the Fordham University seismograph last night Father Joseph seismol said today he could not specify where the quake took place but believed it was south west of New The first shock was recorded at oclock EWT and the second at DOWX 5 JAP PLANES 4 Dragons of the United States Army Air Forces downed five Jap anese planes yesterday in a furious air battle over Kweilin in Chek iang Chinese sources re ported
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