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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers fWeather Detail on SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 ILL CiNTY VOTE IS LIKELY TUESDAY With Only 3 Total Vote of Only Is Indicated POLLS OPEN AT 7 Unless Lenawee county voters develop a last minute burst of en thusiasm for tomorrows primary election the indications are that not more than or bal lots will be cast in the countys 44 Without a single contest offered on the Democratic ticket and with only three contests on the Repub lican primary election talk and discussion has been noticeable by its Is there a primary election to morrow one of the countys can didates for sheriff was asked Well I dont he re I certainly havent heard much talk about Vote in Other Years In the 1940 presidential primary election when each ticket furnished six contests a total of ballots were by Republicans and by In the 1938 primary the with five cast ballots and the with three contests called for In that the civic auditorium and sewer bond pro posals were before Adrian voters and interest in those projects helped bring out the city vote Back in 1936 when the Republicans had 12 contests and the Democrats a total of ballots were by Republicans and by On the basis of the vote in other years and the few contests offered this year one of the lightest pri mary votes in recent years seems The Republican for the sheriffs nomination is the only county on the 1942 pri mary Sheriff Roscoe Scott is seeking the Republican nomi nation against Harry Rodgers of Adrian and Elmer Bringman ot Bringman is a dep uty sheriff now and Rodgers formerly was a All three candidates are widely known in the Senatorial Candidates The only active campaigning in the state has been done by the three candidates for the can nomination Those candidates are Gerald Smith of radio speaker and former Huey Long associate Judge Homer Ferguson of Detroii and Elton Plymouth The third contest is between D Hale Brake of Eugene Keyes of Dearborn and Thomas Read of Shelby for lieutenant Brake is a state senator Read is a lawyer and f ormerlywas speaker of the Michigan house ot Keyes is a dent ist The polls for tomorrows election be open from 7 oclock in the morning until 6 oclock at night The 12 voting places in the city are as follows New McKinley Bristol and Elm Streets second Step hens 235 Finch Street third and fourth Washington school fifth Cooper Mo tor Sales sixth Lincoln school on South Scott Street seventh city hall eighth fire engine house ninth junior high school tenth McKinley primary schoo on East Maumee Street eleventh Jefferson school on South Center Street and the twelfth pre South Side Chapel at West Beecher Street Anyone still living in the county who voted here in the 1940 pres idential election when some ballots were cast still is registered and is elegible to vote in the pri Some newcomers who hav moved to the county in the last two years also have registered ant are qualified to Three men in the armed forces have appliet for and received absent voters bal lots in the Although the actual number of voters may be small county elec tion officials have prepared for all A total of ballots have been Repub licans and Dull Election Campaign Near End Sept 14 gans dullest primary election cam aign in many years will reach its close in fervid oratorical outbursts from what candidates there Both Democratic and Republi can viewing prospects of a light made final pleas to the electorate to come out and pointing out that with Mich igans fighting men scattered far and wide in the war for liberty and the right to maintain govern ment by the the people well might exercise their right to pick their governmental For statewide only Republicans faced For the Senatorial they had a three cornered race on their with Circuit Judge Homer Ferguson of whose grand jury sent scores of public and underworld figures on the road to prison for graft and cor ruption in Detroit and Wayne county Gerald chair man of the Committee of and Elton Plymouth weekly newspaper publisher and former member of the state legis The only other statewide con test was for lieutenant also on the Republican with Thomas Read of who has held the office three times and also has been attorney challenged by Eugene Keyes of 1930 and State Senator Hale Brake of Big factor in the lack of voter it lay in the fact Harry on the Republican and Governor Van on the were unoppos ed for their gubernatorial nomina and have made only token Democratic Senator Pren tiss Brown and Lieut Frank Murphy also were unoppos ed in the Democratic primary for with its population of more than was expected to muster a primary vote smaller than the of Whether eleventh hour getout thevote activity would raise ear lier estimates that the vote would run not much higher than remained to be In where some votes were cast two years estimates of this years balloting ran from 000 to White contests have been waged for nomination for repre sentative in with incum bents who were labeled as pre Pearl Harbor isolationists facing vigorous Nominations for 100 seats in the State House of Representatives and 32 seats in the State Senate also were at Yet from end to end of the candidates confessed to their fol lowers that they never had seen such a lack of voter Non partisan organizations said like the partisan found that political discussions could be but there was no spon taneity about and that vot ers seemed much more interested in the progress of the war than in the progress of the campaigns of men for public Special to The Telegram Sept barn on the John Dowling farm just north ef M34 two miles east of Hudson burned to the ground early this Miss Frances Sheele who lives across the road saw smoke coming the barn at 7 oclock and called her father John Sheele who notified the Dowling The barn which was 34 by 60 feet was built about seven years ago to replace one which The loss includes a large amount of hay and a was no livestock in the The Hudson department called and therural truck respond The barn was beyond saving and the firemen worked r to keep the fire from spreading to the other The which has not been is partly covered by in ILL J5E ELECTED Farmers to Vote Friday for Township Representatives Farmers of Lenawee county who are cooperating with the Agricul tural Adjustment Administration program will vote in township elections Friday night to choose their township Each township will elect three regular two alternates and one delegate to the county con Any farmer who has received or will receive a payment for com pliance with the program is con sidered a member of the associa tion and upon signing form NCR 705 may vote at the community Wives of the members also are entitled to The county convention will be held Saturday at the AAA office on East Beecher Street to elect the three members of the county com The present members are Ellis Harold Strayer of Medina township and Walter Goetting of Palmyra town The elections will be held at 8 oclock Friday night at the follow ing places Adrian Adrian town hall Cambridge Cambridge town hall Dover town Dover town hall Fairfield L hall at Wes ton Franklin of hall at Tipton Hudson Hudson Center Grange hall Ma con Macon town hall Madison Madison town hall Medina Medina town hall Ogden Ogden town hall Palmyra Palmyra town hall Raisin town Raisin town hall Ridgeway Britton engine house Riga town hall Rome Rome town hall Seneca clerks office at Seneca Clinton and Tecumseh Tecumseh engine house Blissfield and Deerfield clerks office at Deerfield Rollin and Woodstock Weav ers garage at Geneva STAND FAST Fresh Hordes of German Troops Smash at Ap proaches to Stalingrad CRUCIAL TEST AT HAND By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 14 Fresh hordes of Nazi troops smashed to day at the approaches to Stalin grad in an obvious allout effort to storm the city whatever the cost in but the Russians said that after yielding ground the Red army halted and pushed back a new penetration southwest of the Both to the west and southwest the Germans were pouring tanks and armored cars and new reserves into the bloody but the midday communique indicated the Russians were Earlier the Russians had report ed the capture by the Germans of an unidentified place southwest of From all reports it was apparent that the crucial test for that beleaguered city was at he German high command an nounced Sunday that German troops were fighting in the south ern streets of Stalingrad and that siege lines about the city had A Soviet tank detachment was credited with halting the German penetration of the Russian posi tions southwest of the lower Volga After the Germans had brok en the Russian tanks moved into the knocked out five German tanks and eleven armored cars and supported the infantry in restoring the Soviet the Soviet information bureau Held On Defensive West of the city too the Rus sians were held on the defensive by masses of troops and tank In the one phase of this fighting described by the communi que seven German tanks were re ported disabled by artillery and antitank fire while 13 others turned and The Red army was fighting hand tohand over a broad area west and southwest of Prav da said in a front German planes which went up to bomb the Russians were forced to turn back without carrying out their mission when it became obviousthatbombing of the mas sive closequarter struggle below would destroy Germans as well as it was Pravda said the present battles were as bloody as any so far ex A bitter fight apparently has de veloped in the Sinyavino area east of Leningrad where the Russians seem to be trying to ease the posi tion of Leningrad in preparation for the second winter of Sinyavino does not appear in available maps but apparently is on the railroad east of From Russian dispatches it ap peared that the Russians were at tempting to drive the Germans from a 12mile stretch of the The high command announced that Soviet forces had smashed strong enemy defenses and occu pied a populated place in this re killing about enemy The Germans smashed back in a but were re pulsed and suffered further the communique FEAR NEW AXIS ME OF TERROR 14 reports of a revolt in Bulgariar Macedonia and the proclamation of state of siege in Skoplje in form er Yugoslavia aroused fear in Yug oslav government circles today thai a new Axis wave of terror against the civilian population in that area might be The which came from German circles in was received with extreme suspicion by these who pointed out there was to indicate any serious defection among the Bul garian people It is not doubted here that senti ment for the Russians is still strong among the Bulgarian peasants and possibly in the It was conceded this Slavic bond of sym pathy might facilitate Russian ef forts to lend aid to Serb but it was added that the Yugoslav government has no such specific This Yugoslav source recalled the German announcement in June that 18 Soviet agents had landed in Bulgaria by parachute and from submarines and were condemned to The most recent demonstration of proallied action in Bulgaria was the dynamiting of the Gaprovo rail way station DNB brought the arrest of 100 Commun ist The German report of the re volt said that revolutionary groups were spreading terror among the population and that Bulgarian officials had been kill Sixteen Italians and eleven Jug oslav guerillas were reported kill ed at near Ragusa in oc cupied hi a new out of guerilla Miss America Crown is Given To Texas Girl ATLANTIC 14 darling of the many of whom were Air Force soldiers from her home 18yearold JoCarroll Den nison from today held the coveted Miss Amer She received the pulchritude honor Saturday when judges se lected her 1 in a field of 29 contestants in Atlantic Citys an nual bathing beauty Bette entered as Miss was and Patricia Uline of Miss Michigan was For all the honors she earned in the annual the nations beauty and talent queen insists she is just an average Texas Secretary to a lawyer back in her home Miss Dennison can take dictation in rapid fire She likes to curl up and read a good book when she finds As an outdoor she can ride a rope a swim or broil a The new Miss America was born in and lived in California as a When she was five she moved to Texas and has lived there ever She is five five inches tall and weighs 118 Shoots Them to Death After They Befriended Him SAN 14 UP A vivid description of how he killed two Wisconsin social work ers was contained in a lengthy con fession authorities possessed today from Robert 23yearold army Thomas deputy district said Bailey admitted he fatally shot Miss Neil and Dorothy and left their naked bodies near a roadside outside last Monday after they had befriended him by giving him a ride at Madi After driving down the I made both these women get out of the car and take off all their Baileys confession to Weldon At this they said lets call the whole thing and I said get All they said was it wouldnt do me any and I told them to get and I fired at The big one Bailey said he didnt know theirriames was alit tle ahead of the little one from and they both fell at the same time when I fired the first I stood off about five yards and I shot the bigger one in the back while she was standing The little one was grunting and And when she turned I shot I fired three shots I believe the first shot went through the smaller girl and also struck and knocked down the bigger girl ahead of When I shot they both fell and the big one never said The little one screamed out Hes killing me Hes killing e I am positive that the larger of the girls was dead when he left the scene but I am not sure whether the smaller one as she was still crying when I marched Arrested Bailey was arrested Saturday after driving here with two 16year old Alberta Coon and Pauline whom he met in Sioux after the They were visiting Miss Coons Cyril when Bailey was arrested while painting out the white sidewall tires on the Sheriff Jenkins and District Attorney Leo Goodman are en route here from to take custody of They hope to return him there for murder despite federal charges against Weldon said Bailey also told him he had intended going to Fort north of kill his The prisoner held a grudge against his brother for turning him over to a Mississippi parole officer five years Wel don quoted him as Turn to Page 7 Adrian College freshmen were reporting today for the beginning of another school Vocational and aptitude tests were taken by freshmen in the Civic Auditorium today and for mal registration is planned tomor row morning after intelligence tests are Tonight fresh men will meet with counselors to arrange schedules for the Upper classmen will register Wed nesday and classes for all students will begin Freshmen week activities began yesterday afternoon when about 30 new students were entertained at the cottage of and Robins at Wamplers A dinner and frankfurter roast were included in the afternoons enter which ended with a fel lowship Professor Harvey Seifert being the guest Professor Seifert is the new eco nomics and sociology instructor at the Robert Tuttle showed motion pictures of the reconstruc tion work done at the college last War Production Must Be 100 Per Cent of President Roosevelt Asserts 17 Tons of Bombs Dropped On Enemy Airfield at Lae ATTACK14 OF FOES SHIPS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MACARTHURS forces held the Japan ese invader at bay 40 miles north of Port Moresby for the fourth successive day yesterday while medium bombers dropped 17 tons of bombs on the Japanese base and airfield at Lae and Flying For tresses attacked three enemy mer chant ships and a cruiser off New Guineas a communique said General MacArthur reported that patrols were active on both sides in the Owen Stanley moun tain region where the Japanese have been stalled in their attempt ed advance on Port but the situation remains In the air war against one Allied bomb blew the stern off a Japanese vessel near Seloe Island in the Tanimbar Island group between Australia and New Guinea and she was left in a sink ing the communique Another ship was attacked with machinegun fire in the sameraid and farther off the Kai Is still another Japanese ship was bombed with unknown Flying Fortresses found a Jap anese cruiser and destroyer south east of New Britain on the eastern side of New Guinea and despite poor weather conditions and in tense antiaircraft fire attacked the Results could not be it was All the Fortresses returned Allied medium bombers attacked Lae twice within a few minutes and the 17 tons of bombs dumped on the base destroyed two heavy Japanese bombers and started the communique There was no opposition by Japanese but heavy antiaircraft fire was Another bomber unit attacked the base at Lae and Salamaua are the two main Japanese bases on New Only the day before American and Australian airmen dropped 26 tons of bombs on the Japanese at New the Japanese landed for their ad vance on Port Rubber Czar May Be Named Today 14 W The nation may learn today what man is going to have the full and complete authority in all matters related to The Baruch committee recom mended appointment of such an administrator in its report asking nationwide rationing of gasoline and a 35mileperhour speed limit the country President Roose velt said Friday that the job would be filled probably on and that most of the Baruch recom mendations would be put into ef fect In its the committee said that the administrator should be a man of unusual a thor oughly competent operating and manufacturing prefer ably with experience in the rubber Price Administrator Leon Hen derson urged in a radio address yesterday that motorists through out the country apply to themselves voluntarily the gasoline rationing restrictions now operating in the East without waiting lor the ra tioning machinery to be set up sev eral weeks Henderson estimated that tire miles were wasted in unnecessary driving every day throughout the country and de that is waste than lick us in the kind of fight were in unless we cut out that waste right Henderson urged that motorists throughout the country voluntarily observe gasoline rationing restric tions already in force in the East without waiting for nationwide rationing machinery to be set up within a few Before the Henderson the United States was using tons of rubber most of it for tires he mili tary requirements alone demand Approximately 000 tons of rubber in tires now in use must be conserved to provide essential he con Too many of he have too long Ive got another or miles in my Thatll last until we get syn thetic Let me tell Henderson went that you have no assur ance that it will last until you get synthetic No one can tell you with certainty when you will get synthetic dont be lieve any statement to the con Henderson declared Saturday that it would be several weeks be fpre coupon ration books could be printed to carry out the recommen dations of the Baruch rubber com Turn to Page7 Sept 14 President Roosevelt told Congress today that the United States was producing only a little more than 50 per cent of its maximum pos sible war production and solemnly warned Not until we have reached the we can do this only by stripping our civlian economy to the our fighting men and those of our allies be assured of the vastly greaterquantities of weapons required to turn the Not until then can the united nations march forward together to certain The Presidents statement was in a letter transmitting the sixth quarterly lendlease report in which he spoke of Britain as an offensive The report showed such aid to the British common wealth of nations and 35 other countries during the 18 months since the program began totaled with actual exports amounting to In same lendlease purchased worth of including from this Lendlease help is now being pro vided at the rate of a with the maximum aid pos sible under 15 separate appropria tion acts reaching almost At the report about 35 per cent of lendlease exports were going to the United 35 per cent to and 30 per cent to the middle Australia and other Aid to China Limited Aid to it was has been limited by the difficulty of but the develop ment of other means of transporta tion will relieve this The President said in his letter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 14 A program linking compulsory sav ings with the enactment of a two year revenue bill that would yield the Treasurys full goal of annually in new taxes was advanced by Senator Byrd DVa today as the Senate Finance Com mittee neared the end of its jobs of rewriting the House tax Expressing dissatisfaction with both the terms and the yield of the pending Byrd told reporters he thought the commit tee ought yet to adopt a sales levy and change other rate schedules to create a tax structure that would last at least two years and produce upwards of in di rect annual What that was he legislation should be enacted to compel the public to buy govern ment bonds in order to provide the financing needed to keep the war program running at full We are going to have a deficit this year and unless we have compulsory savings which will channel the money into the I dont see how we are going to finance he told The committee already has vot ed to amend the bill to direct a joint Congressional study of com pulsory savings The Virginia Senator pointed out that as the revenue bill now the Treasury has estimat ed it will yield only in direct new which is more than the Houseap proved total but still 000 short of Treasury Byrd said that if this total a new tax bill would have to be written in Thats the worst thing that could he We ought to settle the tax questions now for two years so that taxpay ers could know what to expect during the war While Chairman George DGa said all of the rate schedules thus far adopted were open to he directed the committees pri mary attention today to the ques tion of amending or repealing the present law permitting the Army and Navy to renegotiate war con tracts to scale down George has favored an overall limitation on the profits any com pany might obtain from govern ment business during the that deliveries of lendlease which have been will have to grow muchlarger We and the other United Nations need all the weapons that all of us can produce and all the men that all of us can he Compared with their available he Britain and Rus sia had produced more weapons than the United And they are continuing to produce to the he in spite of the fact that Russia is a battle field and Britain an of fensive The Chief Executive went on to say that as American overseas to battle they must and will have sufficient quantities of the best equipment the United States can produce and at the same time we must provide more weapons to the armies of our allies already in the fighting Britain has been fighting the Nazis for three China is in her sixth year of and in Rus sia the wars greatest land front is more than a year he From the beginning they have carried on without enough guns or tanks or It is through their uphill fight that the war has not been lost Must Combine Strength Only by strengthening our allies and combining their strength with ours can we surely The report said lendlease funds were now being spent for many special including further tests of the shallow draft cargo vessel originally known as the sea and for saving shipping space and refrigeration capacity by the development of de hydrated To show that lendlease is not entirely a oneway The report said that in great Britain British workmen wereen gaged on construction for the American army in July In British guns and aircraft and military stores have been turned over to United States expeditionary forces and reciprocal aid is being furnished American troops in New Zealand and by the Fighting French in equatorial Africa and New Of the aid fur nished by the United States thus represented goods in During military items comprised about 58 per cent of to tal industrial materials 2a per foodstuffs 13 BULLETINS Sept U reported a Vichy broadcast today saying that planes of undetermined nationality attacked Bulgarian ter ritory last night and injured several 14 XP Senator Brown DMich said today that President Roosevelt would be directed to stabilize wages as of August 15 and farm prices at levels not below parity under the terms of antiinflation legislation to be introduced in the Senate Brown told reporters the Presi dent would be authorized and di rected to take both actions simul He reported that the bill also would contain a broad powers to the Chief Exe cutive to deal with other factors involved in the cost of In stabilizing wages and Brown said the President would be authorized to take into account substandard conditions and to cor rect any grou inequities that might Passengers Escape Damage Is Slight 14 Twelve explosions shook the west bound 12car Burlington Zephyr train two and a half miles east of at Burlington officials said passengers escaped injury and damage to the train was There were about 180 passengers aboard the crack which was travelling approximately 70 miles an hour when the explos ions officials here Many of the asleep at the were unaware of the The FBI at Des Moines is investi gating the cause of the but James head of the FBI bureau in said the cause was not Nine of the cars suffered Air brake equipment on three cars was and the rest suffer ed damage to The train did not leave the The explosions occurred in level and not on any in cline or near a Emergency repairs were made on the War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS claim two penetrations of Stalingrad city but Reds report defenders still check foe at clipping off Russian seaborne raid ers strike at Finland or taking 200 prisoners and recording while London reports evi dence Germans are preparing their winter EUROPEAN ADS Combined RAF and Red aerial circus whip saws Germandominated RAF blasts Bremen while Russians attack Ruma nian and Rumanian oil reportedly dropping reports British landing attempt at Axisheld To is beaten off claims chutists involved after heavy pre paratory London is siT but observers see reported ac tion likely flank attack on Mar shal Rommels Egyptian FRANCE German high com mand reports British detachment of seven men killed or captured in attempted night landing near Cher forces hold Jap anese 40 miles fromPort Moresby as their bombers hammer enemy shipping and blast base at New British press occu pationof MOBILIZED TO BE SENT MERMANY 18 to and Unmarried 21 to Subject to Law LAW IS EFFECTIVE TODAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS em ployers were ordered to stand by today to assemble crews of work for shipment to a sweeping new compulsory labor law which the Vichy government intimated it had decreed to avert the possibility of even more stringent action by the Subject the law are all able bodied Frenchmen between the ages of 18 and 50 and unmarried French women between 21 and Persons in these categories unable to prove they are engaged in work useful to the countrys needs may 3e drafted to effect all labors which the government judge useful in the higher interests of the na The effective with its publi cation this also provides total state control of employment and working giving the government power to fix and working Untrained persons may be compelled to at tend vocational schools which em ployers are obliged to set A semiofficial statement said the measure was dictated by hard both national and in and that labor would be called upon to make many sacri but it recalled that even more serious measures have taken in other countries of very re cent The present it will permit us to prevent their being extended to This may have been a reference to the action taken by the Germans last week in instituting conscrip tion of manpower in the conquered Duchy of There is no limitation on where persons drafted for labor under the law may be although full details on how it would be applied were not published at Still uncertain was the question of how foreigners resident in France would be Violation Punishment Heavy Infractions of the law are punish able by prison sentences ranging up to five years and by fines up to gold These pen alties be the case of second The law contains a clause de claring that every head of an enterprise will be obliged to con form to instructions which he may receive from competent secretaries of notably for constituting crews of Employers are forbidden to hire any workers except those provided by the government labor and are enjoined from discharging any employees without government Promulgation of the decree fol lows a campaign to recruit skilled workmen to be sent to Germany in exchange for the release of French war prisoners in a ratio of three workers for one Thus only one trainload of relieved prisoners has arrived in From Italian Broad 14 ff Seaborne British supported by para attempted a landing last night to pinch off the vital Axis supply port of some 300 miles west of the Egyptian battle but were beaten off by the GermanItalian the Ital ian high command announced to The landing in which a force of British cruisers and de stroyers was preced ed by a violent bombardment by a large number of RAF a communique Two of the British warships were reported hit by shell fire and one of the vessels was said to have sunk The Berlin radio carried a sim ilar but there was no immediate confirmation of the reports from any Allied the British communique from Cairo mentioning only minor air and land activity on the Egyptian front GERMANY RAIDED From German Broad 14 bomb ers raided the northwest German coastal area during the night after a twonight lull in DNB said High explosive and incendiary bombs caused material damage and destruction to particular ly in residential of a harbor the official news agency According to reports so far re ceived 13 enemy bombers were shot SETS PISTOL RECORD 14 of the Great Lakes Rifle Pistol of Highland set a new pistol record for civil ians here yesterday when in the 45 calibre competition he scored 284 out of a possible The former record was 283 made in 1940 by Ed also of the Great Lakes
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