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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much in Temperature on Psca Two SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 SENATORS VOTE VICTORY TAX Lundahl Orders Store Lights Off At Closing Hour LIEYiNjUTURE If Lights Are Left Burning Someone Must Be On Hand to Turn Them Off An order was Issued yesterday by Mayor Lundahl prohib iting Adrian storekeepers from leaving lights burning in stores and store windows after closing City officials intend to take no more chances of blackouts be ing foiled by lights inadvertently left burning in the business dis trict The mayoral issued under authority of the recently enacted blackout provided that lights in stores may be left on aft er closing hours on only one con That condition is that someone remain on the premises to turn them off in the event of an unexpected air raid alarm which has been predicted for the future by state defense Advance notice was given for the two blackouts held last This order means that mer chants wont be able to spend the evening at Devils Lake and expect to return at 10 oclock to turn off the lights or have a time switch do the mayor If the lights are left someone must be on the premises to extinguish them if Some Signs Left On Mayor Lundahls order was is sued on the suggestion of Karl Adrian civilian defense com In both of the blackout drills held in Adrian so adver tising signs in some stores have been left Hoch also recommended that the citys fire police cars and motorcycles and ambui lances be ordered not to use their sirens in making runs in the line of duty and that the siren be used only as a signal for an air raid He suggested that these vehicles use bells on their regular Mayor Lundahl vetoed this sug gestion but admitted that some more adequate system for signal ing an air raid alarm is He indicated that the city may purchase special sirens for this purpose in the near They have special sirens with a differ ent tone for air raid the mayor but they cost about I think theyll be cheaper before long they start producing more of At its weekly meeting the city commission appropriated for the city civilian defense council for the use of that organ ization in paying the expenses of its Birger Johnson was made a member of the Adrian fire depart ment for a probationary period of six He started work last Communications were received from James Gerity Wayne Sowers and Prentice accept ing their appointments to the new Adrian airport Senate To Get Price Bill Thursday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS init ial blaze of congressional opposi tion to President Roosevelts de mand for legislation to stabilize farm prices subsided somewhat to day as administration leaders labor ed over a bill which they hoped would appeal to farm and labor groups Chairman Brown DMich of E Senate subcommittee which has handled previous price control legislation announced that com presensive measure would be in troduced in the Senate tomorrow and would be taken up by the full banking committee either Friday or declaring both Houses should act promptly and simul taneously on the Presidents re said While some may feel that he put the proposition rather bluntly by telling us you do it or I and by putting a time limit on a rather slow moving it must be remembered that action is vital There was little apprehension on Capitol Hill that the President would move to stabilize prices by executive order on provided Congress had made good progress toward that end by the deadline he Sketches Broad Program Although details of the bill re mained to be worked Brown sketched a broad program which pointed toward controlling indus trial wages as well as the levels for Turn to Page 9 Car Hits Train 3 Killed One Fatally Hurt 9 tf Three youths were killed outright and one was fatally injured short ly after midnight today when the car in which they were riding col lided with a sixcar freight train at a railway crossing two miles south of here on highway The all of were Morris 20 Christian 20 Robert 17 Arnold Lam Lambrix died in Paulina Stearns hospital here shortly aft er the The others were killed Switchman James no relation a member of the four man train said he had at tempted to flag the which Ruse was reported to have been but the occupants appar ently failed to see the train in time to One set of wheels on one of the freight cars was derailed by the The tram crew said the cars were being switched into the yards of the DowChemical Com panys plant ROOSEVELT ADDRESSES NATION BY RADIO Government Moves To Control Operation Of Busses And Taxicabs By 1 5 In a radio address to the President Roose velt above carries his battle for stabilization of liv ing costs to the asserting that immediate action is necessary to avoid a serious pris and if we wait for two or three or four or six months it may be too T Roff Demands Hearing on Felonious Asasult Charge Louis Meredith Smith and Thomas all17 years old and of who were members of a group that raided the water melon patch owned by Herbert Roff of Raisin township Saturday when two Tecumseh girls were wounded by slugs from Roffs were arraigned yesterday be fore Justice Franklin Russell on charges of Downing and Smith pleaded guil ty to trespassing and Gettus plead ed charge and abetting Downing and They were sentenced to pay fines of and costs of or spend ten days in the county All paid and were In the 67 yearold farmer who fired at least 2520 caliber rifle bullets at the speeding wounding Lois 16 years and Joyce her both of Te was arraigned before Jus tice Russell on charges of felonious intentional discharge of and reckless use of fire He demanded an examina tion and was released after he had furnished bond of The ex amination will be held in Justice Russells court Friday Lois daughter of Margaret Covellof suf fered a wound in the left daughter of and Clem had a flesh wound in the left Both girls were treated at Tecumseh Hospital when they were brought there at Sunday They were re leased Sunday Both are recovering Bernard 16 years of Route and Robert Ka nitz of Route who were other members of the were not held by Michigan State Survey Shows County Backs President In Price Talk A survey taken today among residents of Lenawee county shows that business housewives and people in all walks of life overwhelmingly ap prove of President Roosevelts de termination to control farm prices and wage scales in an effort to prevent Some felt that the control of prices and wages was long past A few felt that farm prices only recently had reached a point where the farmer could make a profit and others werent certain that they had gone up far Ofit of 30 or 35 persons interview ed at random by telephone and in pcsjqpal calls not a single objector to price and wage control action was One woman wasnt sure and said she was sort of on the Many of those interviewed thought the Presidents radio address and his message to Congress was just right and were confident that he knows what best Practically everyone was agreed that if wages and prices arent controlled were going to be in plenty of Thumbnail sketches of the in terviews with Lenawee residents follow Victor thing has to be done at and if Congress wont its time that the President We cant wait If the members of Congress wish to play politics at the expense of the war we should take a broom and sweep them out of Virgil Route Onsted the President backs up what he hell be 100 per cent There has been too much politics in I have two boys in the One is in Alaska and the other is training in New Jer and when I think that we are holding back in establishing the country on a true war I dont believe we are keeping our trust with the boys who are sacri ficing am for the President He knows what is best for the country during war I believe that Congress has been too involved with comparatively unimportant phases of the war Harold Route Te dont believe the farm er has anything to fear through the establishment of farm prices as the President suggested Labor Weve got to start and the threat of inflation must be de feated before it is too Merle dont think that there should be too much tampering with farm prices are stabilized at the present we farmers will be all We can make a little money and its the first chance that we have had for a long Until recently we have been forced to let our fences and buildings de teriorate because of low farm if the farmer had to accept lower prices for his pro such as the 1941 pork levels which were as low as ten cents a then we would be badly Harold Blissfield is no time to play and I believe that the President was perfectly justified In asking Con gressional action by October Control of inflation is a civilian phase of the war that will put us in better condition to meet the eco nomic strains which are develop We owe it to the men in service to make the adjustments and sacrifices that are and anything that we must do at home does not compare with the contributions that they are mak Karl civilian defense what I I gather that it is the consensus that some form of control is necessary and this seems to be the source of such Mayor think it was all right but it should have been done six months Clarence Madison Street just like the President The high cost of living is the reason that more people cant buy war savings Pagefii WTiafs the Time All of Idaho Wants to Know 9 time is buddy The governor wants to In the whole state wants to The mixup began last Sunday A halfdozen southwestern counties set their clocks back one hour from Mountain to Pacific War so children wouldnt have to walk to school before day Business firms followed the Chase Clark ordered state house clocks kept on Moun tain War but authorized a 10 opening hour for whole stateInto Time jv Attorney General Miller ruled that the governor has no such and that South Idaho must remain in the Mountain Time zone where Con gress put it two decades North Idaho already is legally in the Pacific said state house opening hours are set by state and any attempt to observe a different hour would be in effect an indirect violation of federal Counties and common school dis tricts cant do it he ad vised theyre divisions of the state government the mixup to the governor hasnt yet commented on Millers nobodys set the clocks up ATTACKED BY RAF Assaults Followed Up By Raids on Germany 9 OP Heavy British squadrons attacked war ob jectives within Germany overnight for the sixth time this month in a nocturnal followup to daylight assaults by Boston Douglas bomb ers upon Nazi submarine nests at Le Havre and A DNB dispatch broadcast by the Berlin radio said areas of western Germany were hit and material damage was caused in residential districts of some The raid ers were declared to have lost three Only two nights of this month has German sleep gone undisturbed by the drone of British bombers overhead or the crash of their ex plosives Turn to Page 9 Defense Items Military Secret In the Future From now when Adrian civil ian organizations are loaned equipment by the federal government it will be treated as military information not to be pub Mayor Lundahl received an order yesterday from Lt old state civilian de fense which directed that no publicity be given to the nature or the quantity of federal equip ment loaned to the various munici V The orderrefers to articles which may be distributed sometime in the future ofr the protection of the civilian population from enemy air AUCTIONS iept Household co NAVAL TRANSPORT BY FIRE More Than Removed from Her Without Loss of Life Sept 9 The naval transport formerly the liner was severely damaged by a fire at sea September the navy announced but more than passeng ers and crew members were re moved without loss of The charred hulk of the ton one time queen of the has aiidj ti an Atlantic coast a navy statement Adding that preliminary reports indicate that all the passengers and crew were the navy said sev eral were The fire was described as being of undetermined It broke out on deck level and spread swiftly throughout the It soon became necessary to re move the more than one thousand many of whom were the others presumably be ing men in the naval the navy In addition to the one thousand there according to the ves sels normal six hun dred to seven hundred officers and crewmen commanded by Commander Harold Gardner Brad of Port a coast guard Rescue a Thrilling One The navy said the rescue was brought about in a thrilling man ner by warships protecting the con voy in which the Wakefield was traveling to east coast A cruiser maneuvered its bow alongside the stern of the transport and a destroyer placed itself along the At these close quarters the passengers were transferred rapidly from the blazing The crew remained aboard the ship fighting to bring the fire under the navy account contin but their efforts were unsuc cessful and it soon became neces sary for them also transfer to the Turn to Page 9 ALLIESlTLEiPS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept Fearing inpairment of the nations war ef fort through loss of transportation the government moved to day to control operations of busses and taxicabs by An Office of Defense Transporta tion order yesterday directed oper ators of the commercial vehicles affected to carry a certificate of war necessity to obtain tubes and Describing the order as a dras tice move to obtain further con servation of such equipment for war the ODT estimated about cabs and similar vehicles would come under its con Passenger cars and motorcycles are exempted from the latest regu lations supplementing the conser vation program already in effect but a new move developed to bring nationwide gasoline Proposing such a Senator Green DRI wrote President Roosevelt that extension of ration ing beyond the 17 eastern states now affected was the only means of maintaining our present trans portation needs and of supplying the Eastern Seaboard with fuel oil for heating this In making public the Green said automobiles were being withdrawn from the highways at the rate of a month and that by the end of 1945 there would be but while our present economy demands at least 000 cars to make up for the de ficiency of our public transporta 700 Jap Troops Destroyed in Milne Bay Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS Sept forces have slowed up Japanese troops in the steep and rocky aproaches to the mountain pass feet on the Owen Stanley range about from the important Allied base at Port Moresby and Australian troops have practically destroyed 700 Japanese troops in the Milne Bay area of New General Douglas MacArthur announced to i While General MacArthurs forces were thus tightening their grip on this northern bastion of Australia in the face of determined Japanese Allied bombers and tor pedocarryingplanes attacked Jap anese warships supporting the in vaders arid probably damaged a de Two Japanese a cruiser and a were discovered Monday near Island and were attacked under poor weather a headquarters com munique planes strafed the decks of the warcraft Would Impose Levy On All Individual Earnings Excess Of A Year tubes will be issued only to oper ators presenting An ODT official who refused to be quoted by said violators would be liable to loss of coupons preventing the use of their vehic Few things are more essential to an all out war effort than to teep our commercial public and active serv Eastman In addition to private passenger exemptions include commer cial vehicles operated for military services those used by dealers ex clusively for sales and cars having a capacity of not more than seven persons which are used in group riding to carry persons to and from Joseph ODT said the certificates for commercial vehicles re quire a tire check every miles or every 60 whichever occurred to assure proper in flation and The he will be issued to all types of vehicles built primarily for trans porting property and and others available for public rental including ambulances and The Eastman was to limit their use to operations necessary to the war effort or to the essential domestic economy to attain maximum use of and to compel provident use of rubber and other critical Under an arrangement between ODT and the Office of Price Ad coupons authorizing purchase of tires and Sept 9 British fighters attacked Field Marshal Erwin Rommels supply lines along the SalumMatruh road destroying tank cars and staff and in air fights over the El Alamein bat tlefield shot down three German a communique from Brit ish headquarters said On the ground there was little machinegun exchanges in the northern and central sectors to the communique One large Italian plane and an unidentified biplane were report destroyed on the ground by Al lied One destroyer and two merchant vessels were hit by Monday night during an attack by bomb er and torpedo aircraft on a south bound Axis convoy in the central the communique One of the vessels was list tag and pouring black smoke from the stern when last President Thanks Physicians Aiding With Draft Work The Adrian doctors and dentists who have as members of the examining board for Lenawee called to the Army through the selective service sys received certificates of ap preciation yesterday for their ef forts during the last The certificates signed by President Brigadier General Lewis nation al head of selective service sys Murray VanWagoner and state se lective Selective service records show that 13 physicians and dentists are now on thebBard although the dentists nolonger required to conduct an A few examiners been called to the ff HOLDS Germans Seek to Widen Wedge Driven Into Rus sian Lines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept German divisions concentrated at tacks upon the western defenses of Stalingrad today in an effort to widen a hardwon wedge and the situation was described here as particularly but the Red army wasreported holding fiercely in every and sheltered by divebomb had deepened the salient from the west yesterday while Soviet troops beat off flanking attacks from the Todays midday mentioned no new with drawals and announced further gains in the central front offen Turn to Page 9 French Protest of Air Raids Sharply Rejected Sept 9 M Rupture of United States relations with Vichy loomed again today on the diplomatic This time it was Vichys protest against American air raids over occupied and the United States sharp rejection of that pro which revived talk of an im minent The delivered personally to the American charge daffaires in Vichy by ProAxis Chief of Gov ernment Pierre was imme diately the State Depart ment disclosed last and Laval was notified the bombing of Ger man military plants in France would Laval protested specifically against recent bombings of Le Havre and Rouen both in the occu pied zone inwhich he said there were numerous Vichy reported80 civilians killed and130 In rejecting the protest and as suring Laval that the attacks would American Charge PinkneyTuck drew no distinction between occupied and unoccupied stating simply that military plants oper ated or Germany and other German military properties in France will be bombed at every opportunity in the Tuck emphasized that Americans have no desire to see Frenchmen suffer any more than can be avoid since they have already suf fered to an incalculable extent un der German but he left no doubt that attacks on Ger man objectives would be continued regardless of While the bluntness of the American rejection caused new speculation as to a possible break with there was no indication that the contem plated such a Observers fa miliar with the recurrent crises in VichyUnited States relations ex pected that a if would be on Vichysinitiative and under German Entering into such speculations were reports Germany was pressingVichy for permission to station troops and planes at strategic base on Africa2 It TAX YIELD Tax Would Be Collected at Source Certain Credits Allowed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 9 The Senate Finance Committee stood committed today to a minimum of in new short of the Treas urys a result of its vota o adopt a five per cent victory levy on all individual earnings in excess of 5624 a In the committee action Jroposed to segregate in individual income from any form of inflationary spending by chan neling it into insurance debt purchases or post war With Treasury officials scheduled to report on the possibility of com bining this new victory impost with the regular income tax in the lew revenue committee mem bers said the net result in any event might be to increase the nations annual tax yield to more than compared with slightly more than collected under present As approved by the committee the Victory tax would constitute a five per cent collected at the source where pos on all income above 5624 a year derived from dividends and other com While it would be collected alike from single and married the latter could accumulate greater credits against the tax duringthe Credits of 25 per cent of the or maximum of could be accumulated by single persons for payments they had made on life debts incurred before January or government bond The remainder of the unused credit would be repre sented in noninter est bearing government bonds they could cash after the Credits for Married Persons persons could claim similar credits up to 40 per cent of the a maximum of with two per or a maximum of allowed for each Senator Taft ROhio suggested that this extra tax might be merg ed into the regular income tax fay lowering increasing rates and possibly by eliminating the present laws ten per cent cred it forearned It was on this proposal that the Treasury was instructed to furnish burden tables so that the com mittee could learn just where the additional weight of taxation would fall the As outlined to the the five per cent tax would levy amounts ranging from yearly on a person with 5800 annual earn ings to on one with 000 annual Debt and postwar rebate credits would range from in the 5800 annual income class to a maximum of 5500 a year for a single A married person with two depend ents would have a credit of in the 5800 annual income class rang ing up to the maximum as income mounted above 550000 a Chairman Doughton DNC of the House Ways and Means Com mittee meanwhile disclaimed re sponsibility on the part of congres sional committees for any delay in passage of tax He de clared in an interview Turn to Page 9 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS drives armies frenziedly in supreme effort to take but Soviets report de fense lines holding large reen forcements bolster German attack ers west of city as tanks and bomb ers lead assault of RAF bomb ers attack Germany in continuation of allied air assaults great fires left ragtag in city Ger mans report residential areas de stroyed Nazis report German planes attacked British but British say attacks were light and caused little report continu ed lull in ground but RAF attacks Rommels supply WASHINGTON Senate pre pares 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