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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Weatlur DeUlte on Fan SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 JAPANESE STAGE Cain 8 Miles in Bitter Battle After Being Stalled a Week ENEMY IS REINFORCED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MACARTHURS Sept The main bodies of the Allied and Japanese forces in Guinea were locked in bitter combat to day approximately 32 miles airline from Port a new enemy advance down the southern slopes of the denselywood ed Owen Stanley The immediate scene of the bat tle was the tiny hamlet of lori which the Japanese reached yesterday after pushing forward eight miles from where they had been stalled for a week after crossing the summit of the moun tains with the aid of their familiar Infiltrations A from General MacArthurs headquarters said the Japanese were exerting heavy pressure and that serious fighting was in but there was no indication of the turn it was tak It appeared that the Japanese had been strong ly reinforced during the past week and that they were throwing ev erything into a determined effort to reach Port a vital link in Australias outer An Allied spokesman said that despite the rugged nature of the terrain the Japanese had brought up mountain guns and were em ploying mortars and machine guns as While the full strength of the Japanese forces was not it was believed their spearhead on the southern side of the mountains was com posed of several thousand Beach Main Defense Line The Japanese advance yesterday brought them into contact for the first time with the main body of the Allied forces defending the ap proaches to Port which also had been reinforced during the past The invaders apparently were attempting to repeat their infiltra tion which have result ed in the in much at close with frequent handtohand While loribaiwa is only 12 miles by air from Port Moresby it ordi narily takes two days to travel be tween the two points by land along tortuous Allied planes were reported giv ing ground forces good support by continually strafing the Japanese from low although the dense jungles provided the enemy with cover which made detection from the air difficult General MacArthurs headquar ters also announced that Allied planes had attacked the Japanese base at Buna on the New Guinea oast coast springboard of the pres ent bombing barges on the beach with unobserved Other Allied bombers attacked enemy dispersal areas at New and at in the northern the bulletin WORKER SENTENCED BIG Sept 17 Patrick 38yearold Six Lakes oil field worker who had pleaded guilty to a felonius assault was sentenced by Circuit Judge Earl C Pugsley yesterday to three and a half to four years in Southern Michigan Riggs was accused of firing the rifle bullet which wounded Ben during a quarrel in the oil fields August IN RUSSIA Sept 17 Willkie arirved by air today at this branch capital of the He came from on an airtour as President Roosevelts volunteer messenger of American home unity which has taken him through the Middle East and which will include BULLETINS NEW 17 The eastern defense command announc ed today that a small raft had been found along the Atlantic coast of Long Island last night and that a shot was fired in an unsuccessful attempt to halt a An army beach together with police and coast later searched the vicinity but discov ered nothing Sept 17 President in letters to chairmen of the Senate and House banking expressed unalterable opposition today to uiy move to change the present parity formula for farm 17 5 Placing of inspectors in all import ant war plants to see that labor Is efficiently utilized at maximum skills was proposed today by Director Wendell Lund of the WPBs labor production He voiced his suggestion before the House committee on defense saying that the war manpower commission already has the power to institute labor mar ket controls and that it should not wait for sweeping ARNOS FARM METAL TO GO INTO ARMAMENT Heres more scrap in the rough will go to swell Lenawee countys contribu tion in the nationwide drive for old manager of the Edward Amos south of Is shown examining the twisted metal which served as stanchions in a large barn that was destroyed by fire last Bagrow estimates that there is three tons of metal in the A small part of the metal is to be used to reinforce a concrete fruit cellar being erected at the farm but most of it will be donated with no strings to the Bagrow plans to fill out one of the coupons that appearing in The Telegram which salvage officials and road com mission members will use to establish routes for the collection of metal from Todays coupon appears on page Metal collected will help to keep steel mills Gold Mine Found Ifs Just As Good If this was an announcement stating that a gold mine had been discovered in the heart of Adrian you and some others would make a quick grab for a pick and shovel and start This announcement concerns the discov ery of a precious just about as valuable and even more neces but it isnt A hugh quantity of scrap iron and steel so urgently needed in the war effort has been located within shouting distance of the business It all started several months ago when Campbell of Jackson passed through the You Campbell is a prospector of He specializes hi putting his finger on forgotten caches of old metal which he reports to his bos ses with the War Scrap Iron of Jackson and Detroit Then his company goes to work reclaiming the Dirt Covers Many Tons An investigation of a plot of land containing nearly five acres re vealed that under a top layer of weeds and dirt lies hundreds of tons of scrap The plot is located on the west bank of the River Raisin starting on the south side of Mapl6cAvenue and extend ing south along the river The property at the present time Is owned by Max Adrian junk Campbell already has a crew of seven men working to unearth the metal and plans to bring hi a larger crew which will spend be tween seven and eight monhts on the project No exact figure of the amount of metal contained in the plot is available but the average estimate is between and Campbell said that his men re moved 150 tons of metal from the cache in three Discarded Years Ago Most of the metal here was dis carded by an Adrian factory years Campbell explained yes But I cant understand how any company could afford to throw away the metal that we are finding in weve even found rolls of steel cable feet long and in surprisingly good con The huge pile of varying from ten to 15 feet in con tains practically everything from sheets of boiler plate to tangled masses of mattress Even mounds of iron rust scale will be sent to the smelting The metal will be shipped by truck to Campbell where it will be compressed into 500 pound bales for shipment The scrap metal prospecting busi ness is especialy brisk right now ac cording to He has discovered two other buried one in Jackson and the other in Grand In the Grand Ledge junked automobile bodies are piled 12 high and should furnish plenty of he And Uncle Sam is backing Campbell to the hilt in his Its no secret that our uncle needs every piece of metal no matter how small if he is to keep blast furnaces roaring through the winter turning out steel for his mailed LEGION OPENS A NEW FRONT KANSAS Sept 17 The American Legion is opening a new front a campaign against child neglect in time of Its child welfare commission is ready to tell the organizations na tional opening Satur that the mistake of forgetting the child in the last war must not be The commissions report shows a distressing picture of physical and mental defects among youths call ed to the particularly those who were between the ages of 7 and 12 in the first World The selective service Williams of chairman of the show that of the first men called to arms more than were re He added that the rate of rejections for men between the ages of 31 and 36 was nearly twice as great as those between 21 and What was happening to these older men in 1918 he They were neglected then as boys because of the exigencies of and they are the rejected men to day We have a tremendous respon sibility in this war not to permit the children of this same age group to point their fingers at us later and charge us with neglect The Legion must be on the alert to lo cate the sore asserting a fit child hood was the first requisite of a strong national reported that the Legion so far in 1942 had spent for emergency re lief for needy In another the American ism commission is urging the Le gions members to be vig ilant against enemy aliens and sa ITALIAN SUB LOST ROME From Italian Broad Sept 17 high command announced today that an Italian submarine had been lost in war Enemy planes dropped a great number of high explosive and in cendiary bombs on the town of causing limited damage to some the high command Three persons were reported killed and several ATTACK COLCHESTER From German Broad Sept 17 UP German bombers attacked a military district headquarters 52 miles northeast of and an east coast port of England last DNB said September Enrollment 47 Less Than a Year Ago Classes began for 153 students at Adrian College this 47 less than a year The number includes 23 24 43 and 60 There are also 3 students taking special Eightyone men and 72 women students are The total student enrollment from June 1 is This number includes 80 students enrolled in the summer Only 34 stu dents were enrolled in the summer program a year making the total enrollment 234 for the 1941 fiscal President Samuel Harrison announced two appointments to the faculty Alice Lorenz of the University of Toledo will be a special lecturer in a course on marriage and the Amer ican home Thursday Her classes will be open to the Paul a graduate of Gar ret Biblical will do part time work in speech and dra By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept port for the administrations price stabilization bill appeared to be developing among Republican Senators today as they assembled for a caucus to formulate their general policy on the controversial While not in entire agreement on some members of the minority group seemed to wel come an opportunity to give Presi dent Roosevelt the responsibility for stabilizing farm prices and other factors in the cost of There still was no certainty that the House and Senate could agree on a bill by October the dead line set by the President but the Republicans were talking about a counterdeadline of Senator Vandenberg RMich was reported considering an amend ment that would direct the President to act to stabilize prices by October to INFLATION Page 17 PATRIOTIC LEAGUE SE1SK5J Drive for Funds Will Begin Next Month A quota of for Lenawee county was approved by the exe cutive committee of the Patriotic League last night at the Chamber of Commerce This quota is regarded as a how and it is hoped to at least double Committee members be lieve that per capita per month can be expected from Lenawee The quota was determ ined by the Michigan War Chests and Councils organization and is a percentage of the quota set for the state as a The latter is based on per cent of the national quota of which was determined by the Na tional Budget Committee for War Relief Money collected by the Patriotic League will be distributed among 11 war relief agencies which have been approved by the national com The largest percentage of the funds to go to any one agency will be that allocated to There win also be an allocated re serve used for un foreseen By con tributing directly to the Patriotic the individual will not be solicited at random by individual representatives of any of the or ganizations Beginning late next the League will conduct a drive for The drive will be conducted on a countywide basis with a corps of from 50 to 100 dressed in distinctive blue and white uni making house to fac tory to factory and store to store Although the members 01 this corps have not been chosen each member is to be the wife sister or mother of a man who is serving in the armed The uniforms will be furnished as the personal contribution of James Gerity chairman of the execu tive Those approached by these work ers will be asked to give pledges as to the amount of money they are willing to Those who make these pledges will be given a League membership Home owners who offer pledges or give cash contributions will be given a sticker of the League emblem placed in a window of their will show that the family L a All who make cash contributions will be given a smal As a prelude to their concerted the League will have a booth at the Lenawee County Fair nex Placed in the center of the Merchants the booth will be conducted by women volunteers who will explain the work of the League and enroll volunteer work ers for the October No funds will be solicited at this A representative of the League will also speak at the annual Sunday service which tradionally precedes the opening of the members of the executive committee were They are James Foreman of Cliton Harold Rohrbach of Blissfield Val Fisher of Wade L Jones of Tecumseh and Gerity Harry president of the and Claude cam paign also A similar meeting has been plannec September AUSSffi WAR LOSSES 17 war losses include missing in action or capturec by the Army Minister Fran cis Forde announced Of these are known to have been captured in the Middle in Greece and while were taken prisoner or lost hi Forde also announced that Aus tralian married men up to 45 years of age would be called for militar service in rear areas as required to release younger men for front line REPORTS 24 SHIPS SUNK Sept Reu ters dispatch from Stockholm to day quoted what It called a reliable Norwegian report that 24 German operated ships were sunk last week off the of Norway by AlHet planes and Huge Load of Explosives Dropped on Industrial Heart of Germany MANY FIRES ARE STARTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept squadrons of possibly 00 RAF bombers dropped another huge load of explosives upon the indus trial heart of Germany last striking at the Ruhr hi a renewed effort to aid Russia by clipping Hitlers warmaking Thirtynine of the craft were missing from the it was An authoritative source said specifically that it was not a 000bomber raid but if the usual five per cent loss ratio prevailed the force may have totalled as high as 800 An authoritative British state ment said A very strong force of our bombers attacked objec tives hi the Ruhr last night Many some of them very were left Thirtynine of our bombers are The RAF ran its string of night assaults on the Reich tfcis month to 10 by this Spitfire fighters meanwhile in tercepted a group of highflying German daylight raiders over the English Channel this morning and turned them back after they had tried three times to cross to the British coast Two American pilots serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force reported many fires in the Ruhr The fires were not so concent rated as in the raid on but they covered a wider reported Flight Sergt Edward Murphy of a veteran of many The red glow from the fires was reflected by the clouds over the Defenses Are Hot James of Bill said the Ruhr valley defenses were extremely they were pouring it When ever a cone of searchlights focus sed on a the Germans sent up the whole We were caught in a beam once or but we werent A German broadcast said sev eral localities and Westphalia had been bombed with damage to buildings and civilian It reported that 37 of the British raiders were shot Of the nine previous night at tacks which the British have launched against Germany since the first of the all save one have been on a major scale and most have involved hundreds oi The targets have included Saar Wilhelms haven and was raided Reflecting the tenseness creat ed in Germany by this continuing offensive was a Berlin broadcast yesterday warning the German people to see to it the black out is The warning was repeated by all Nazi radio While the RAF was over Ger many last night a few Nazi raiders dropped bombs at several places in East but official reports said they did little damage and caused no NOMINEES TO SEATS IN STATE LEGISLATURE Sept 17 nees to seats in the state legisla ture in the 3 general election as determined in Tuesdays ori mary follow Senate District 10 Haskell Nichols Jackson Leonard Fellows District McCol lum Ann incumbent Bernard Butler Ann District 19Elmer Porter incumbentEd ward Heilman House L Post incumbent Robert Young Jackson 1John Cannason Jackson Thomson Jackson 2Floyd Town Jackson Lee Roundtree D Rodesiler R incumbent Earl Drver D Knaggs R Monroe Dorothy Averill D Pe Warner incumbent James Hendley FLHNG PIONEER DEAD 17 Colonel William retired known in military aviation circles as the father of blind flying died Tuesday at Walter Reed hos He was Ocker was credited with devel opment of many of the advances in instrument He tested the turn indicator for its Elmer and called at tention to the blind flying possi bilities in the turn and bank indi cator when that combination first appeared some years German Tank Formations Open Gates Of Stalingrad Fighting Rages In Streets Victory Auction To Be Feature At Lenawee Fair Next Week Many Articles to Be Sold on Pledges to Buy War Bonds For victorys everything from a grease and car wash to anoverstuffed chair will be sold in a series of four auctions at the Lenawee County Fair next all purchases payable in pledges to buy United States War Savings The idea originated with Dave Elmans Hobby Lobby radio pro gram and permission to use it here was granted to the county retail bond sales headed by Norman Walper of Heres how the Victory Auc tion This week merchants throughout the county are donat ing articles and These gifts will furnish the wares for the Thursday and Fri day of fair one of four auc tioneers known throughout the county will mount the platform hi front of the main grandstand and call out the merits of his But the bidders will not be bidding dollars and They be bidding in war bonds that will bring in dividends of The arti cle of go to the indi vidual making the highest bond Turn to AUCTION Page 2 FAIR HEAD EXPECTS LARGE ATTENDANCE Judging by other county fairs this summer in Michigan and the current gasoline and rubber situation will have little effect on attendance at the Lenawee Coun ty in the opinion of Ralph president of the fair associa It Is Tews opinion that at tendance at this years fair will be unusualy good because the scope of the exhibits is larger than ever He for the fact that in the dairy field there are 356 exhibits in the com bined 4H and open The quality of the exhibits and the prevalence of good weather should draw an exceptional he The usual repairs to the build ings and amounting to approximately havebeen made this Scheduled to open the fair will contin ue all Republicans Ready For Action Sept 17 Republican high with the top of its ticket tailormade to its announced today it would swing directly into the gen eral election campaign without waiting for the state convention 25 to complete its list of Circuit Judge Ferguson of Detroit who rode a crest of popularity to capture the partys nomination for said he would start right out in his ef fort to wrest hie junior Michi gan senators seat for the incum bent Prentiss Brown of St Harry the Republican nominee for also was re presented as set to start his big guns aimed at Democratic Governor Murray Van Both Ferguson and Kelly were literally drafted to enter the Kelly going through the primary without opposition while Ferguson had to beat back the challenge of Gerald onetime lieutenant of the late Huey and Elton Plymouth weekly newspaper pub Ferguson did it amassing a vote which more than doubled the combined totals of the two other Turn to ELECTION Page 2 Sept Auction east of Andy on War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS planes strike at Japanese oases in Aleu destroying surface vessels and planes and machine gunning killing or wounding about 500 in New Japanese make new advances toward vital Austra lian defense link at Port Moresby fighting continues for control of Solomons as Marine beat off third attempt to take Guadalcanal air RUSSIAN Fall of Stalingrad awaited as Russians battle German invaders in cellars and streets of city after tanks batter through outer gates bombs ram on defenders hordes of Nazi reserves press on despite DIPLOMATIC Unnamed Rus sian sources score Allies for failure to open second front before Hitter can transfer Russian front troops to west SUCCESSFUL BLACKOUT Sept 17 fense and police officials described as successful Ingham countys first surprise blackout last night Lan sing police reported there were only 25 violations during the halfhour Log of Carrier Is a History in Itself PEARL June aircraft carrier Yorktown is but it will not be As long as history of the great war in the Pacific Is written the name of this ship will be a part of The log of the Yorktown is a history in the history of a new epoch in naval dawn of the aeroamphibious The Yorktowns last fight was the historic battle of Its valiant fighters were in on the kill which crushed the Japanese move for conquest of four Japanese aircraft carriers and ending the Japanese naval and air superiority in the Japanese torpedo planes sent their fish into its sides after the Yorktown fliers had participat ed in the destruction of the Rising Sun Most of the York town men lived to tell their but the Japanese having no place to sit down upon the never lived to hear of York towns fight It was several days after the while salvage op erations were being that the Yorktown went vic tim of an enemy The saga of the Yorktown starts with the Japanese attack oh Pearl From Its decks flew many young men to meet the enemy and to re turn as spectacular It was in on the Gilbert and Marshall raid February when some 16 enemy ships were destroyed and heavy punishment was inflicted on the major Japanese bases in those mandated Turn to YORKTOWN Page 8 ATTACK BENGASI Sept 17 heavy bombers made a daylight attack yesterday on the Axis sup ply port of more than 500 miles west of the Egyptian battle front scoring hits on two ships and setting one a British com munique announced At the same the bulletin British fighters were active over the battle shooting down at least two enemy aircraft and damaging many One British plane failed to return to Russians Fight Back from At tics and Cellars of Citys Houses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 17 and Russian infantrymen battled in the attics and cellars of a north western section of Stalingrad to day after the gates of the city finally had been opened to the in vaders by massed Bombs rained down without a letup upon the defending made up of Red marines and armed buildings within the smoking city on the el bow of the Volga as waves of Nazi divebombers hurled themselves in to the It was apparent field dis patches that the German air force held a clear numerical superiority and was hard for Soviet fliers to meet The Moscow radio announced that the invaders were maintain ing their despite thou sands of Successful defensive actions were stressed by the Soviet in formation bureaus midday com muniquS a few hours how and Russian field dispatches hi no way intimated that the fight ing was lessened or that the city was In the northwestern outskirts of enemy automatic riflemen supported by tanks were repulsed by a Soviet infantry the communique Six tanks were disabled or set on fire by antitank rifle hand grenades and incendiary The en emy automatic riflemen were sur rounded and wiped out 650 Germans Killed About 650 Germans were report ed slain on other sectors of the Stalingrad defense zone in engage ments which frequently developed hand to hand Nazi armored cars and ammunition trucks brought tlw damaging of Red army artil Tremendous fury was reported in the fighting in the northwest ern with the Germans swarming into every house they could They fired from attics and cel a dispatch but the Red army men ejected them from Dispatches left no doubt that the German air force was raining bombs continually upon the weary Russian capitalizing on a numerical superiority seldom if ever before attained in the Ger manRussian The army Red said the sky over the city was swarming with both divebombers and high level squadrons and de clared that the fate of the city depended upon the srfJ and cour age of the available Soviet fight er Turn to RUSSIANS Page 17 Americans Smash At Enemy In Solomons And Aleutians By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS newed American aerial assaults on Japanese invaders in the Aleutian and Solomon Islands left the ene my today with a loss of two damage to five others and three and 500 troop casual In the southwest Pacific where marines hammered down a third Japaneseattempt to regain Guadalcanal the navy reported that marine and navy air craft bombed and torpedoed ene my ships south of the Choiseul Is land and damaged two Almost the navy and Pacific fleet headquarters told of striking savage new blows in the Aleutians far to the north where army planes sank two Jap anese mine damaged three three large car go ships and several small craft killed or wounded an estimated 500 shot down six planes and fired store houses and supply The big Aleutians centering about Kiska harbor occurred Mon the navy disclosed yesterday in the first report on that area since 22 when an American submarine sank an enemy mer A Pacific fleet head quarters communique said the ac tion occurred Tuesday but both agreed on all substantial Airacobras and on their first such mission in the escorted army heavy Consolidated on the without loss except for two P38s which collided over Enemy resistance with fighter planes and antiaircraft fire was enabling American forces to carry out what the Pacific fleet headquarters termed a most suc cessful Four Zero fight ers and one small plane were brought down anda large Japan ess patrol plane was smashed while on the At the other end of the farflung Pacific battle the marines still clung to their Guadalcanal as the navy announced that the intensity of the fighting had Marine mean still sought to drive enemy units from the interior of the is A Japanese cruiser and destroy er force was spotted yesterday off the navy by navy and marine Devastator dive bomb ers and Navy Grumman avenger torpedo One of the cruisers was damaged by a bomb and the other by a torpedo in the action about 200 miles northwest of Guad A day the communique a bombing attack by two Boeing Flying Fortresses set shore installations afire at the Japanese base on Rekata Bay about 140 miles northwest of the American Guadalcanal The hits scored on the two cruis ers boosted the toll on enemy ship ping in the Solomons to more than a score sunk or In the Japanese have had 32 ships lost or damaged to date as a result of the latest air at REPORTS ALL MALES IN 4 YUGOSLAV TOWNS SHOT BY GERMANS 17 Reut ers dispatch from Istanbul today quoted Belgrade reports that Germans had shot all male inhab itants of four Yugoslav villages and sent the women and children to concentration camps in reprisal for the blowing up of a German military The carrying troops and war was blown up by Serbian irregulars on Sept it was and many young offi cers on their way to reinforce Marshal Rommels Africa corpj were
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