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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 10, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much in Temperature Weather Details on SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 PROPOSE Tuesday Primary Furnishes Voters Only 3 Contests Republican Nomination for Sheriff Is Sought By 3 Candidates Lenawee county voters will nom inate their party standard bearers for the November election in the Democratic and Republican pri maries A field of 33 of which 21 are Repub lican and 11 are Democrats are seeking the nominations which in clude the United States Senator ship from the governor state legislative and all county elective Only three contests have de all In the Republican and only one concerns a county Sheriff Roscoe Scott is opposed for the sheriffs nomination by Elmer Bringman of Morenci and Harry Rodgers of Bringman Is a de puty sheriff at the present Rodgers formerly was a de In the race the Elton Plymouth Circuit Judge Homer Ferguson of Detroit and Gerald Smith have been wag ing a statewide campaign for the The third Republican contest is between Hale Eugene Keyes and Thomas Read for the office of lieutenantgover Senatorial Race Lively Outside of the Republican con test for the most eventful contest has been the threecorner ed race for the Gerald Smith has conducted his campaign ona platform of tires for everyone and has ex hibited a purported synthetic tire which he claims does not contain an ounce of Smith spoke in last His campaign has also been character ized by the fact that he has taken collections from his Eaton has challenged Smith to produce his evidence that syn thetic tires can be made as he has and urged Smith to submit his information to Senator Arthur Vandenberg for immediate use In the war effort Harry Secretary of is the unopposed Republi can candidate for the No Democratic Contests For the first time since the Democratic ballot does not pro vide a single contest The 11 candidates who have filed are un The ticket is headed by Senator Prentiss Brown who is seeking Gov ernor Murray Van Wagoner heads the state Democratic ticket and Frank not the Supreme Court justice is running for lieutenantgovernor The war has been blamed for the comparative lack of interest in local The unopposed Democratic slate is the first of its kind since when Ray mond of Adrian was a candidate for state Frank Flory of Adrian was the candidate for state representative and William Beasley of Adrian was a candidate for In 1924 the Demo crats also entered the primaries with but one candidate for each of The 1924 race was featured by the campaign of the late Ed ward Frensdorf of Hudson for the James Helme was running for Congress that year and Rex Forrister was seeking the office of state During the same the lican party was alive with with as many as nine candidates seeking the nomination for a parti cular STRIKE REPOR IN LUXEMBOU ED R First Such Action In German Occupied Territory NEW Sept 10 first general strike in Germanoc fcupied territory was reported in full force last night in tiny Lux smallest of the united nations but one of the ten largest steel producers in the in protest against incorporation of the Grand Duchy into the Reich and in defiance of death sentences for Minister Joseph head of the Luxembourg govern announced here that the German occupation au thorities in his homeland have de clared a state of civil emergency throughout the territory of only 999 square miles and a population in 1935 of Turn to Page 2 Primary Ballots For Lenawee Voters REPUBLICAN Senator Elton Homer Ferguson Gerald Governor Harry Kelly LieutenantGovernor Hale Brake Eugene Keyes Thomas Read Congress Earl Michener State Senator Elmer Porter State Representative Fred Rodesiler Prosecuting Attorney Lawrence Hammond Sheriff Elmer Bringman Harry Rodgers Roscoe Scott County Clerk Robert King County Treasurer Harry Bradley Register of Deeds Leonard Warner Drain Commissioner Archie Bruce Coroners Braun Paul Mott Surveyor Walter Frazier Special to nt Telegram Sept Impres iive ceremonies at the plant of the Clinton Woolen Mills officers of the United States Army and Navy paid tribute to high achievement of the Clinton factory in the production of war equip ment The highly coveted Army Navy E pennant which was for mally awarded to the Clinton firm July was presented by Rear DEMOCRATIC Senator Prentiss Governor Murray Van Wagoner LieutenantGovernor Frank Murphy Congress Burr State Senator State Representative Earl Dryer Prosecuting Attorney Bernard Williamson Sheriff Everett Seeley Clerk Morden County Treasurer Theodore Glaser Register of Deeds Harold Clark Employees of Hardie Company Ask Increase In Wages Special to The Telegram Sept plant of the Hardie Manufacturing Com any was idle today because the employes failed to report for The men say it is not a strike and there are no They call t a Between 75 and 80 members of a CIO are They present ed demands for a pay increase two or three weeks ago and up to the iresent the employees and com pany have been unable to reach an agreement The men also declare they are dissatisfied with the amount of war work being he factory being partly engaged in war Perrine president and general manager of the com terms the work stoppage an unauthorized strike as the result f unreasonable demands for in creased STORE LIGHTS WILL GO OFF TONIGHT Advertising and display lights In Adrian stores and store windows are to beextinguished tonight aft er closing hours in accordance with an order issued this week by May or LundahL Only by having some person re main on the premises to extinguish the lights in case of an air raid can Adrian merchants have heir stores illuminated after clos ng Commissioner Louis Germond said today that members of the city lolice force will keepr a sharp watch for store lights that remain n at night Unless some person s found to be on the steps will be taken to extinguish the Stores insurance egulations demand that an inter or light be left burning night will be allowed to leave a dim light n after closing Commission Germond But the lights iiould be shaded so that they dont shine directly out of windows or toward the street Violators of the mayoral order are liable to a fine or Imprisonment r both under the provisions of the citys blackout FOR EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT The excellent relations between the management of the Clinton Woolen Mills and 250 to 300 employees were emphasized by all speakers at the presentation of the ArmyNavy Production Award In the picture shown Carl at left repre senting the and Howard representing the man agement are being presented with the E lapel buttons which all employees will Commander Frank Officerin Charge of the Clothing Division of the Bureau of Supplies and spokefor the Governor Murray Van an interested is shown at the right Woolen Company At Clinton Gets ArmyNavy E Award Martin of Redford Ex pected Adrian The beginning his sixth year as pastor of First Methodist will leave his congregation Sunday in accordance with a pulpit transfer plan now being worked out with Calvary Methodist Church of Red a Detroit Green wood will preach on the Always With You in his final sermon He formerly was pastor at The Adrian church board has granted Greenwood his release with regrets andhas invited John pastor of the Red ford to occupy the Adrian pulpit The Calvary church board is expected to act favorably on the transfer when it meets Sidney superintendent of the Methodist Detroit and the Luther superintend ent of the Ann Arbor both have Greenwood explained today that the transfer was desirable to him for personal and financial His daughter Madelyn will enroll for the autumn term at Southern Methodist University at His son Perry ex pects to attend law school this either atUniversity of De troit or Wayne With the Greenwoods living in the De troit area it will be possible for Perry live at home while at tending The Redford church at the pres ent time has a membership of about The Adrian growing in recent has a membership of about and Greenwood and son expect to move to Redford next week and and Martin expect to move to the at 412 North Broad Street in was the founder of the well known Good Will In dustries projects in Detroit and a program which the organization salvages useful things for the rehabilitation of unfort unate men and The pro gram has been recognized as an outstanding social contribution to under the name of Frances Huntington Mar is the author of the Sunday school lessons that appear regular ly in the Michigan Christian Advo the Methodist church With the church paper now pub lished at Adrian College the trans fer will be desirable to the Martins for that Admiral Paymaster General of the Navy and Chief of the Bureauof Supplies and Governor Murray Van Wag along with party of Army and Navy officers was seated on the ceremonial platform during the The ceremony had been postponed from the date of the July presentation until im provements were completed at the but as Van Wagoner pointed the Clinton company was one of the first in the United States to be recognized for its high standard of quality and for Relief Fund Officials of the includ ing vice president and general David Hamil sec arid Leander spokesmenfor Woolen Workers headed Gerald were singled but by the visiting officers for words of praise concerning their achieve And in both the Turn to Page 6 DflUBHfl New Group Leaves For Fort Custer Friday Morning Members of an induction group who were accepted for active ser vice inDetroit August 28 will leave Adrian Friday morning for Fort Custer where they will await as signments to posts throughout the The men are tomeet at the Adrian armory on West Maumee Street at From there they will go to the Adrian bus sta tion to board the bus for Bat tle The groups departure climaxes a 14day furlough during which time the men were members of the Army Enlisted 10 fl Payment of doubletime rates for work on any particular day in the week such as Sunday or holidays was discontinued today by a Presidential The signed by President Roosevelt was intend the White House to en courage one day of rest in seven in the interests of Doubletime payment for work on a seventh consecutive day still is permissible under the order but not because it happens to fall1 on a weekend or Thus the days of the week lose their iden tity for wagedetermining pur The White House did not dis close what specific emergency powers the President employed in signing the It was an that it was in accord with pledges given Roosevelt several months agoby William AFL and Philip CIO The announcement also ex plained that the elimination of doubletime pay for particular days makes the practice universal as many unions already have modified their contracts to put this pledge into The decree did not affect the wage hour act provision allowing payment for work over 40 hours a week atthe rate of time and a Lenawee county sheriffs officers and detectives of the road inspected the railroads block signal system Tuesday night after an engineer reported that he had seen a switch box open one and onehalf miles west of The engineer left word with Adrian station about Tuesday night that the electric switch box appeared to be open when he passed it Fig gins notified the sheriffs office and Deputy John with three maintenance employees of the rail road drove to the They discovered the box but tests of connec tions and the arangement of the signal lights showed everything to be in proper working De tectives Kirk and Scott of Montpelier investigated for the The conclusion drawn by the railroad men was that the switch box probably was accident ally left unlocked by employees af ter reoairs had been Japanese Fight Way Over Owen Stanley Mountains 12 Miles Nearer Port Moresby Senators Want Full Discussion Of Parity Prices and Wage Control Sept 10 Rising congressional sentiment for a concrete wage formula and a new basis for farm parity prices to of to day complicated the problems administrationleaders trying meet President Roosevelts October 1 on legislation to hold down the cost of Despite Senate Majority Leader Berkleys word that he hoped to pass the bill in the next three it was clear that numerous Senators were prepared to insist on a fulldiscussion of all contro versial That might signify lengthy for a Senator may as long as he wishes unless the cloture ruleis invoked by a twothirds There reports that some Senators migfit welcome a to determine how the President would proceed if the law he was not on the books by the first of next in the Speaker Rayburn DTex suggested a joint congressional resolution which would empower the President to stabilize everything entering Into the cost of On one there appeared to be a general accord across the House aisle separating the Demo cratic and Republican members 5ernjanPoviter Drives Overrun 2 More Villages West of City RED RETREATS ORDERLY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS rains swept the Stalingrad battlefields today and Red army defenses stif fened again to exact a deadly toll after repeated German power drives had overrun two more vil lages west of the A similar dramatic revival of Soviet a counter attack which cost the Germans more than killed and de struction of nine re ported from the Novorossisk where the invaders had wedged dangerously into defense Turn to Page 13 Senate Approval of Measure Taken for Granted Sept 10 Disregarding southern Democrats pleas for preservation of states the House overwhelmingly accepted yesterday Senate changes in legislation to give service men the right to vote by mail in primary and general elections without pay ing poll The 247 to 53 vote by which it adopted a conference committees recommendations found 49 south ern members voting against the measure which they termed an in vasion of the right of states to con trol their own The conference committee of nate and House members appointed after the two branches fell out over Senate It recommended complete accept ance of the 26 Senate changes in the original House only three of which were of a major Before the legislation goes to President the Senate must formally ratify the conferees but since the report made no changes in the Senate Senate approval was taken for The three major changes made by the Senate provided for ab sentee voting for service men in primary as well as general elec gave the mail ballot to men stationed abroad as well as at and exempted service men from paying poll taxes required by South Virginia and The House broke a sixweeks in formal recess to dispose of the Efforts of opponents to block consideration on the ground no quorum was present failed when more than 300 mem bers showed Before the final Represen tative Rankin leader of the sought to recommit the bill but lost on a 244 to 56 count echoed cries for swift Ma jority Leader McCormack D Mass expressed hope that a solu tion could be reached by late next But protests against turning the entire antiinflation as signment over to the President with a broad grant of congressional authority developed soon after Rayburn laid his resolution pro before a round table session of Republican and Democratic House Most farm state lawmakers did not appear disposed to accept a measure holding down agricultural prices industrial wages re ceived similarspecific treatment May Boost Rates for Those Earning a Year and Up SURTAX RISE POSSIBLE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept ther increases in individual income taxes were reported under consid eration by the Senate finance com mittee today as it worked against time to complete action on the new revenue bill this Chairman George DGa told re portersthe adoptibn of the 5 per cent victory levy against 5624 a all earnings above He that this might involve flattening out the surtax brackets above the very lowest in come Other terpreted this as meaning an in crease in the rates paid by persons with net incomes of around a year and As the bill now the first dollar of taxable net income would be assessed 6 per cent normal and 13 per cent a total of would not increase until the income reached the to where the normal rate would be 9 per cent and the surtax 16 per a total of Some committee members said it was possible that revisions might be made to graduate surtaxes up ward in brackets of S500 instead of at a This would pro vide a substantial increase in the bills The committees approval of the 5 per cent victory levy brought additional persons into the field of potential federal taxa tion and boosted the anticipated yield from individuals to in a full years The persons who would pay taxes under the measure would provide about more toward government financing than all which would pay under tentatively ap proved The Senate committee thus has reversed the House position and made rather than busi the principal As the bill was approved by the individuals would have been assessed yearly and corporations The committe also scheduled con sideration today of excise which make up a large share of the adidtional revenue to be brought in by the new BULLETIN 10 Secretary of War Stimson served notice that college students who are members of the army en listed reserve face a call to active military duty as soon as they reach the minimum legal age for service 20 of in creasing war demands for man When the reserve was students were told the War De partment policy was to permit them to complete their college if The of the war have now become Stimson told his press it is now expected that by the end of the college or semester be ginning in those stu dent members of the reserve who have now reached selective service age will or for themost be called to active duty and those reaching that age during subse similarly be quent age terms will he AUCTIONS Household Sec on AUSTRALIANS BATTLE TO Capture of Base Would Put Japs 325 Miles from North east Tip of Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS Head Sept a series of outflanking Japanese troops have fought their way across the summit of the rug ged Owen Stanley Mountains in New Guinea and are pushing down the southern slopes within 44 miles airline of Port General MacArthurs headquarters an nounced Australian the announce ment are battling gallantly to halt theenemy advance along a narrow trail traversing a series of ridges which still lie between the invaders and their The fighting is proceeding under conditions of extraordinary hard ship and bulletin ad gap through which the Jap anese fought their way across the summit of the Owen Stanley range is about feet above sea while the elevation at Efogi Is about feet Turn to Page 2 Enemy Positions On Gizo Island Sept XSnewAmerieaH QUt of the Solomons Islands apparently was underway an aerial as sault on enemy troops and installa tions at Gizo With the base on 215 miles to the southeast evidently the spring board for the American air forces bombed and strafed the heavily wooded the navy department announced last night The attack was carried out last Sunday without enemy the navy as the marines con tinued to mop up Japanese units which had fled to Guadalcanal jungles at the first American land ing more than a month These Japanese the navy may have been rein forced by a few troops which managed to land on the island under cover of The navy communqufi also re ported destruction of a large Jap anese fourengined flying boat by a naval patrol plane northeast of the Solomons on Sept The loss boosted to 123 the number of Jap anese planes destroyed in the Solo mons thus FRENCHMEN SHOT NEW Sept 10 British radio said today that doz ens of Frenchmen of military age had been shot whileattempting flight from where they had been ordered into the German The British broadcast was heard by Would Limit of 35 for All Passenger WASHINGTON Sept 10 President Roosevelt said today he would put into effect as rapidly as arrangements can be made a set of recommendations from his special rubber committee which in cluded nationwide gasoline ration ing and drastic restrictions on civilian He praised the committees far reaching report as excellent and said the government owed a debt of gratitude to the committee He transmitted copies to Congress for its By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 10 A special rubber committee set up by President Roosevelt proposed today nationwide rationing of gasoline and drastic restrictions on civilian operation of submitted its re port to the Chief Executive with a blunt declaration that there was no middle course in solving the na tions rubber that it was discomfort or defeat In addition to recommending an expansion of the present synthetic rubber production program an annual total now of to a contemplated figure of the committee proposed these additional steps That nospeed above 35 miles an hour be permitted for passenger cars and so as to prolong the life of tires by nearly 40 per cent That the average annual mileage per car be held to ap proximately and this to be permitted only for necessary That more rubber be releas ed to the public through recapping old or the issuance of new so as to maintain fully neces sary a new gasoline ration based miles ayear of ing per Turn to Page SITUATION IS BETTER Churchill Blames Jap 5th Column for Independence drive Sept 10 Prime Minister Churchill charged today that widespread Japanese fifth column activity may have been be hind the AllIndia Congress Par tys drive for Immediate indepen but he told the House Commons that the course of events in India had been improving and on the Prime Ministers review or the Indian situation laid special emphasis on the turbulent events of the past two months and their bearing on the United Nations war Mohandas Gandhi and his fol lowers will be kept out of harms way until the troubles the Prime Minister Churchill declared it might well be that recent activities of the AH India Congress have been aided by Japanese fifth column work on a widely extended scale and special attention to strategic Turn to Page BRITISH START OFFENSIVE ON MADAGASCAR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 10 The British opened a general offensive against the west coast of Madagascar at dawn attacking the ports of Ambanja and Moron dava with planes and 18 it was announced tonight The British attack was describ ed by Vichy as on a large scale against the entire western coast of The fighting still is in the report The French Min istry of Information promised a communique later tonight A Reuters report in London said the announcement was con tained in a Vichy and described the operation as a gen eral attack on west coast the British agency quoted the simultaneously attacked Ambanja and The northernmost of is about 120 miles south of Brit ishheld Diego Majunga is about 200 miles farther south and Morondava about another 370 miles to the Concentrated shelling ushered in the a renewal of hostilit ies on the big French island in the western Indian Ocean which light ened after the British captured the big naval base of Diego Suarez at the northern tip of the island May The 18 warships poured salvo after salvo of shells into Majunga 320 miles southwest of Diego while planes bombed and strafed French troop con as far Inland as 100 The shelling continued apparently preparing for a general troop The attack came two days after an unsuccessful attempted landing by Fighting French the gov ernment The French said the British at Majunga had means at their dis posal at least as powerful as thoss used at Diego Turn to   

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