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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers Weather on Fact Twoi SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 PRESIDENT ASKS FARM PRICE CONTROL 1 51 State Police at Clinton Give 30 Summonses for Speeding CHICAGO MAN IS DEAD Although Labor Day week end traffic reports were favorable in the nation as a whole with a sharp decrease in fatalities as compared with a year Michigan State Police of the Clinton post issued 30 summonses for speeding and one jnan was killed and five persons were injured in Seven Lenawee county The Lenawee traffic fatality was the 13th of the year in the The countys Labor Day traffic record of one dead and five hurt in seven accidents compares with a record of no injuries and no deaths in five minor accidents over Labor Day John 23 years of Chicago was killed instantly Sun day noon when his car skidded ol US112 a quarter mile west o Cambridge Junction and turned suffered hip and Yates friends were on their and way four from Chicago to Detroit when the ac cident Wendell Abel one of the sufferet rib and collar bone Oth er occupants of the car were Gran ville Howard Slaughter and Miss Bernice 19 The injured were treated at Te cumseh Michigan State police and sheriffs officers were called along with Coroner Pau Mott who decided that no inquest would be Yatess body was taken to Two young men from Toledo Raymond 19 years anc Robert also were in jured about oclock Satur day night when their car crashed into a tree in the grove at the Lake View dance hall at Devils The with a diamater estimated at 12 was snap Turn to 11 BACK INJESERT Regroups Battered Forces Near Point Where He Started Egyptian Drive By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Sept antitank batteries were deployed today in an apparent attempt to hold a passage through the British mine field in the western desert while Field Mar shal Erwin Rommel halted and re grouped his battered main forces near the starting point of his ill fated second bid for the Nile Valley tWendell Willkie declared in Ankara that Rommel had lost 100 of the 290 firstline tanks he threw into the first battle of his offen sive last saw the ruins o these tanks He expressec belief that the German marsha had lost 40 per cent of his A visitor in Egypt last week as President Roosevelts personal rep Willkie flew from Cairo to Axis detachments were reported established in the El Himeima permitting the German and Italian desert forces to use the 700 foot high peak as an observation post Reports from the desert said Nazi rear guards had put mi sting in the Axis Turn to Page 2 WHAT BATTLE IN EGYPTIAN BOTTLENECKMEANS SYRIA Mediterranean III Sea lll The Allies appeared to have wrested the initiative from Axis forces trying to drive east hi Egypt through defenses A between El Alamein and the Qattara Axis hopes to break through and expand drives broken most important of which would be an attempted thrust through Alex andria 1 and Port Said 2 areas toward Middle East The Axis could supplement such an offensive with air action broken arrows from but Brit ish have potential aerial counterthreat at Public School Attendance Equals That Of Year Ago Senior High How Shows Drop of 65 Students Unsettled world conditions have had little effect on enrollment in the Adrian public schools which opened their doors this morning along with St Johns and Jo sephs parochial schools for the 19421943 school A total of students an swered the first roll call in the public the exact number responded present when their names were called on the opening day last This number does not include afternoon kinder garten classes at the elementary schools which prooably will boost that figure by 75 or Superintendent George Little said today that evidently the new families moving into Adrian have counterbalanced those leaving the he pointed out that war conditions have resulted in a large number students leaving the schools to work hi At the Josephs the en rollment was a drop from last years first day enrollment of 125 The St Johns grade school en rollment this morning was 58 as compared with 55 a year A second Reuben has been hired to assist at the Many New Students Public school officials reported that a large number of new stu dents were on hand for the first day of school adding to the difficul ties of into the school Schedules of classes had to be filled out for the newcomers and their records in other schools In the senior high school Principal Abdon directed that 35 minute classes be held so that students might pass to each class room to discuss textbooks and the coming years work with their The elementary school program consisted mainly of getting students and teachers acquainted with each other and preparing for the regular school schedule to start Turn to Page 11 Health Must Be Protected As Physicians Go To Army This is Proper health care is as much a wartime duty as conserving ones tires or purchas ing war savings stamps and There arent going to be as many doctors on Between now and the end of the year physi cians are to be added to the present force of in Within a or approximately onethird of all those in the coun try will be in the Army The Sayy will take at least Adrian Loses Physicians The American Medical Associa tion has studied the medical needs of practically every area in the country to determine how many doctors are needed according to the density of the civilian This survey indicates that when the Army and the Navy reach their full complement of medical offic the doctors left at home will number only about one for each In sparsely settled or rural areas this situation is cer tain to cause some In Adrian Bernard George Wynn and Lynford Miller already have entered the Rogers and George C Hall have received their commissions and will be called active duty this Rog ers plans to leave September 15 to report at Camp Three Adrian Charles Chase and Oat have died within the last 18 Adrian now has ten physicians to serve the as compared with 18 two years At the same it must be re membered that the citys population is showing a decided Pub lic health officials say that already serious situations are arising in some localities due to con centration of industrial the populations have doubled or tripled in the last six months with out any increase in the number of doctors Nursing Knowledge Valuable Many who have been in the habit of consulting a physician for minor ailments such as simple head colds or small unobtrusive cuts will be forced to analyze the trouble and provide Knowledge of home nursing is rapidly becoming more prevalent due to courses given by the Red the Boy Scouts of America and other Page But Germans Thrust Deeper Into Stalingrads fenses De By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS 8 German troops were into Stalingrads western defenses to driving ahead by shifting to evercostly frontal assaults tactics from the pincers action which Marshal Semeon Timoshenkos men finally had A brighter picture was provided yesterday in the central The Soviet information bureau said counterattacks in the Moz dok area had forced the Germans These devlopments were coupled with a statement that numerically superior Axis forces had cut into Russian lines in the area of Novo a Black Sea naval despite losses which included 400 killed and eight tanks destroyed at the hands of one Soviet unit Turn to Page U By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MACARTHURS Sept jungle fighters were in contact with Allied moun tain defense positions less than 60 miles from Port Moresby today after losing more than men in dead and wounded in the southeast New Guinea were heading for a pass in the rugged Owen Stanley mountain range barring them from the im portant Allied advance The Japanese have pushed back advanced Allied troops in the Ko koda area and have reached the region of about eight miles to the south and below the gap leading through the a communique issued by General MacArthurs headquarters said to In a series of frontal combined with the enemy has made advances forc ing back our troops in forward areas and in contact with our defense the com munique Turn Page 2 NEW DRAFTEE GROUP TO LEAVE FOR TESTS Septembers first induction group will leave Adrian tomorrow for Detroit where the men will be given physical examinations and those accepted wpl be induct ed into the The group is to meet at the Adrian on West at oclock in the Roll call will be taken and final examina tions Dinner will be pro vided by the selective service board and the group will leave for Detroit by bus at Those of the group whb are accepted for ac tive military duty will be granted theT usual furlough before reporting to the Fort Custer re ception AUCTIONS Household See on ilarkat TO PRESENTS PLAN Agree OverAll Control Need ed Some Ask Parity Guar anty Income Limit Opposed THREAT TO ACT RESENTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS spread demands for statutory con trol of wages came from members today as an aroused Congress awaited introduction of a legisla tive blueprint for President Roose velts drastic new program to stab ilize living costs and prevent in Roosevelts statement thai lie would invoke executive powers if Congress did not act by 1 to knock down farm price ceilings and provide new taxes brought re torts that the President was point ing a pistol at was wav ing a club and was setting out on uncharted seas of presidential But out of the storm of criticism that arose over the language in which he conveyed his objectives to Congress in a message yesterday and to the people in a radio fire side chat last night these trends were discernable among legislat Sentiment in Congress Influential Democrats and Re publicans appeared agreed tha overall controls of the nations economic machinery were needed with many contending that wages as well as farm prices should be stabilized by Farm state members rallied to insist that if ceilings were to be fixed on the prices of agriculture commodities at parity parity returns for all crops should to guaranteed to the farmers by thj government Parity is a price calculated to give growers a purchasing powe equal to past favorable period usually The price contro law provides no ceilings can be placed on farm crops below 11C Turn to Page 11 The text of the Presidents message to Congress on infla tion is on page eight of todays RESIDENT SAYS SECOND FRONT PLANS MADE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 8 The White House disclosed after President Roosevelt had made it plain that preparations were under way for opening a second front in that the necessary de cisions regarding military tions were made at a London con ference between British and Amer ican officials in The held with Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the British chiefs of lasted ten days and covered the whole conduct of the This government was represented by Harry Hopkins as President Roosevelts personal George army chief of and Admiral Ernest chief of naval Steplien presidential sec was in London at the same time conferring with Brendon Britains minister of pub lic The decisions on military opera tions of not although Roosevelt in his fire side chat last night pointed oul that there were at least a dozen different places at which attacks could be There was a probability that the described by the White House as were related directly to the recent conferences in Moscow between Churchill Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin anc Averell American lendlease agent in White House Statement The announcement follows Announcement was made at the White House today of a conference held in London in between British and American The representatives of the United States government were Harry personal repre sentative of the President Genera George chief of staff of the and Admiral Ernest J chief of naval The American chiefs of staff am Hopkins jieldl important meet ings covering of ten days with British chiefs of staff arid the British prime At these conferences the whole conduct of the war was with the approval of the the necessary decisions regarding mili tary operations were Stephen secretary to the was in London at the same time for conferences with Brendon British minister of public information On the return trip from London the American conferees visited Ice land and inspected the American bases President Roosevelt had men tioned offensive preparations in re porting the nation that he had called on Congress to give him quick and specific authority to stabilize the cost of living as a means of averting economic chaos on the home Immediate Action Needed To Avert Economic Crisis President Threatens Congress OR I HE SAYS Favors Action On Cost Of Living Michener Will Return to Washington Late This Afternoon Declaring that President Roose velts fireside chat last night was timely and that as one member o Congress I am prepared to vote for all necessary legislation to contro the high cost of Ear Michener was ready to leave for Washington late this afternoon after spending a few weeks in Ad rian while Congress was in infor mal Members of Congress have been called back to Washing ton to begin active work Wednes day Turn to Page 6 Girls Wounded By Rifle Fire After Boys Enter Melon Patch Lois 16 years and her cousin Joyce of Tecum seh suffered gunshot injuries late Saturday night when the car in which they were riding was fired upon by Herbert of Route According to Michigan State Police of Clinton the shooting occurred as the in company with fiveboys from the vicinity of were fleeing from a water melon patch owned by Lois wound and Joyce was struck in the right arhi near the wrisf byslugs from a 25 20 caliber Ttieyweretaken to Tecumseh and were treated at the Tecumseh State Police said the five boys in the party were Thomas 17 years Meredith Smith and Lou Is allof Ber nard of Route and Robert Kanitz of Route The boys told they went to Saturday In company with the decided to visit the Roff melon patch north and east of Gittus and the girls remained in the car as the four others into the The boys saidthat as they were ready to leave they heard shots and then sped down the After receiving a reportof the shooting officers wentto the Roff house and after questioning Roff the officers said he admitted shoot t The officers foundthe which several shots had been and an investigation of the car shpwedfive bullet some of which had penetrated thebody and the Roffwas broughtto the county At the jail he said he had been the melon patch be cause of damaging raids made in the last few of ficers were informed that the patch had been raided again Sun day night Churchill Terms British Army In Egypt Stronger Than Ever By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept Minis ter Churchill told the House of Commons today that the storming of Hitlers Europe at Dieppe was the indispensable preliminary to bigger undertakings and that Brit ains army in Egypt now is stronger actually and relatively than it ever has he reported in a war summary to the reconvened Parlia may be confident in our ability to maintain a successful de fense of Egypt not for days or weeks but for several months These specific details fitted into what Churchill termed a continu ing trend in the Allies favor since his last report and with a complete accord between Britain and the United States on waging global an accord which he said has existed since the end of At sea he gave cheering news with the report though losses still are they had dropped so sharply that they are at a slower rate than replacements through new Our warfare on he has been more successful than at any other period in the he the Nazis have been building submarines fast er than the Allies have been able to sink he the bombing of German shipbuild ing yards will have increasing ef fect upon the output and assembly of With direct reference to Amer ican air cooperation in the Euro pean he commented United States daylight bombing is a new and increasingly import ant factor and there is no doubt that both in the accurary of high level aim and in mutually defensive power the new possibilities of air warfare are being opened by our American comrades and their Fly ing A New Army The peak strength of the eighth army in Churchill was due to the fact that so large have been its reinforcements that it is to a large extent a new army which has been created while fighting ac tually was in We are entitled to consider this last weeks fighting as distinctly not the Prime Min ister declared of the North African front he went on Turn to Page 2 Of Foe Suffers Heavy Loss in Attacks Sept S JP and air power blasted today at scattered which gambled heavily with ships and planes in a desperate effort to re inforce their isolated patrols in the southeastern Solomon Disclosing the latest enemy at tempts to regain lost footholds in the strategic the Navy yesterday that planes bombed and strafed fleets of small destroying many of them and causing heavy loss of the Japanese suc ceeded in landing some reinforce ments for their shattered The Navy referred to the landings as at tempted and added that ourMa rine forces are continuing their ef forts to search out and dispose of isolated patrols which had with drawn to the mountains and jun gles after American A patrol discovered the latest enemy attempt at a landing Saturday near the west ern end of The pa trol sank three landing dam aged several the Navy and killed a large number of the Navy reported the Japanese sent several detachments into the south eastern Solomons and a landing Turn to Page 11 TRAFFIC FATALITIES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS observed the first war time Labor Day in nearly a quar ter of a century yesterday but millions of for whom the holiday was kept busy at their jobs to insure no inter ruption along the industrial front The wartime observance of the in addition to maintaining the flow of paid divi dends in the number of lives saved attendant to the traditional cele brations normally staged through out the Violent deaths for the threeday an Associated Press sur vey was considerably smaller compared to the total for the holiday last Labor Especially was therea mark ed reduction in of traffic fatalities always the lead er in holiday deatH The of violent deaths in the 1941 Labor Day holiday per iod was including 423 killed in automobile This survey disclosed a total of 281 violent including 176 traffic Drowhihgs ac countedfor 23 deaths while 83 persons died from other violent The National Safety Council had predicted that automobile fatali ties would more than double the The sharp in automobile travel and the workholiday in the nations plants cited by traf fic authorities as the principal fac tors in bringing about the number of George Indicates Vote for Re tail Sales Levy ff TheVSenatff Finance Committee pointed toward a showdown today on taxes affecting with Chairman George DGa in dicating that a majority might vote for a retail sales George told reporters the com mittee was determined to make final decisions at once on the schedules applied to individuals so that it could wind up work on the new revenue bill this week and get the revised House meas ure before the Senate on Sept Committee members generally were he that measures yield ought to be in creased by or above the hi new taxes voted by the Since the committee already has cut from the figure by revising corporation tax George said it was apparent that some new form of tax would have to be Before the committee there ap peared to be these three proposals A Treasury program to obtain an additional hi di rect taxes and in compulsory savings for postwar rebate by levies on individual spendings and broadening of the present income tax base by lower ing This proposal has found little favor among mem A motion by Senator Guffey D Pa for a 5 per cent retail sales without to raise additional Other Senators are sponsoring variety of sales tax some with food and some with higher Guffey also has Turn to Page U Rommel in Willkie Declares Sept 7 De layed personal representative of Presi dent disclosed today on his arrival by plane from Cairo that 100 of Field Marshal Erwin Rommels 290 first line tanks were knocked out Allied forces in the first battle of the recent Axis offensive in the Egyptian Rommel is in a Willkie declared hi a press conference hi the residence of Ambassador Laurence He attacked the Allied positions and had 100 of his 290 first line tanks knocked out by Allied forces in the first I sawthe ruins of these tanks 1 am convinced that Rommel has lost 40 per cent of his who visited the desert battlefield while in said the truth of a great Allied victory in the Egyptian desert had not yet been niade Rommel claims that hit ma neuver was only for reconnais but a few more of these and he wont have any troops left to fight He said the Axis setback in Egypt wasthe beginning of a changing of the tide the battle for Middle East and would be followed by a changing of the tide of battle on other fronts through out the world in favor of the In a message to the made public last President Roosevelt gave a sharply worded notice that unless an act is passed by October first authorizing the stabilization of farm prices at parity or at levels of arecent whichever is he will take such action on his own responsibil At the same time he declared At the same time that farm prices are wages can and be stabilized This I will The substance of his message to Congress was also given to tha public in a radio address between and 10 last hi which many of the more important pas sages of the message were repeat ed The President said the price con trol act forbids the fixing of any ceiling below 110 per cent of the parity while the lowest average level for all farm commod ities at which ceilings may be im posed is 116 per cent of Parity is defined as a price that will give farm products a purchas ing power in nonagri cultural products and services equal to purchasing power during the prosperous period ot The 110 per cent limita tion was accepted by the adminis tration as a concession to the farm bloc when the bill was introduced more than a year Declaring he would accept the responsibility and act on his own initiative if Congress failed to re spond with adequate legislation by Roosevelt said he would not hesitate to use every power vested in me to accomplish the de feat of our The President has the under the Constitution and under congressional he to take measures necessary to avert a disaster which would interfere with the winning of the I cannot he said at an other what powers may have to be exercised in order to win this Turn to 2ND Page 11 Shoot 12 of Germanys Best Fighters from Sky By THE ASSOCIATED PEES3 Flying criticized for deficient fire praised again today after a precis ion raid on Rotterdam and Utrecht occupied Holland yesterday from which a formation of Fortresses returned intact by fighting off a swarm of German fighters and shooting 12 of the best German planes out of the With and aircraft like there can be no doubt about the mastery of the air over said Carl commander in chief of air forces in the European The Fortresses have amazed the experts the air correspond ent of the Daily Mail Making their longest raid Naziheld the Fortresses bombed the railroad yards at Ut recht and the Schiedam shipyards at Turn to Page 3 Members of an executive com mittee for the newly organized Patriotic League have been appointed and the committee will meet Wednesday night at oclock in the leagues new of fices in the Chamber of Commerce Serving as chairman of the com mittee will be James Gerity of Adrian who will be assisted by James Foreman of Clinton Harold Rohrbach of Val Fisher of Hudson and Wade Jones of The appointments were made by Harry as president of the will serve also as an exof ficio member of the executive com At the Wednesday meeting Fee will report on a meeting of the leaders of war chest groups throughout the state in Lansing At the Lansing meet plans were discussed for the reasonable distribution of national war agency campaign goals by Plans for organization in Lenawee county will be deter mined also at the committees meeting
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