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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 29, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weather Details on Pace SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 UPPER VOLGA BANK CLEARED OF HNS New Nazi Penetration from Northwest Adds to Men ace at Stalingrad REDS MAKE SOME GAINS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian offensive northwest of Rzhev was reported today to have cleared the Germans from a bank of the Upper Volga while Soviet troops expand ed flanking attacks from the Low er Volga to the Don bend In an effort to relieve the embattled of A fresh German penetration from the northwest added to the gravity of Stalingrads Nazi tanks pivoted and charged within a workers settlement in an effort to hold the gains of a bloody assault Throughout the city victory and defeat were mea sured at times in While Russian street fighters struggled to hold their Soviet forces northwest of Stalingrad ad vanced somewhat and captured several heights in swift night as the noon communique It reported more than three com panies of Germans were wiped out and prisoners were Field dispatches indicated that fighting flamed along a front of more than 40 miles as Marshal Semeou Timoshenkos shock troops struck down against the Axis flank across the DonVolga A Nazioccupied stronghold and two villages were declared It was Stalingrads 36th day of Rzhev sector fortifications which the Germans were 11 months build ing have been broken to a consid erable depth in a twodayold Red army drive taking up where the re cent central front offensive left the Russians Soviet information bureau com muniques announced the capture of a strategically important height subsequently held against five muni tions and prisoners in the Upper Volga basin northwest of itself 130 miles northwest of Mos About Germans were de clared slain in this of whom some 500 fell in fighting for the and the Russians were pressing the issue in two other areas as hitting back with ground gaining vigor in the Sinya vino sector and the western Cau Sharp battles persisted in the Voronezh on the Upper Don midway between Moscow and Turn to Page 7 County Meeting Scheduled Thursday Fifth Degree Work Planned The October meeting of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange will be held Thursday at the Rome Grange HalL The business session will begin at and will be conducted by James master of the Pomona A discussion will be held on a group of resolutions which will be pre sented to the State At dinner will be served by the women of the Rome and the afternoon session will be open to the Russell Mc Afee of treasurer of the Lenawee County Patriotic will be the principal speaker and the remainder of the program will be devoted to music and other entertainment by members of the Onsted and Rome In the evening the program will be given over entirely to the ex emplification of fifth degree for a large class of The Lenawee team will also exemplify the fifth degree before the State Grange when it holds its annual convention in Adrian during the latter part of MERCHANTS HELP IN SCRAP METAL DRIVE Perhaps you wondered what Adrian was coming to when you picked your way along the sidewalks in the business district yesterday avoiding piles of scrap iron along the But this is one instance where the city ordinance prohibiting the obstruction of sidewalks in the business district was forgotten as merchants cooperated in the scrap collection effortIn the above Richard a clerk in the Leo Marks jewelry adds a few odds and ends to the stores already sizeable collec Not shown in the is a heavy metal gas heater and water tank which weighs If you dont believe ask Richard because it fell on his toe while he was helping to carry it out to the The idea of having merchants go through their stores in search of scrap started with North Main Street merchants but today the merchants in other districts are catching the fever and their con tributions of the vitally needed metal are most Scrap Trucks Will Stop At Each Farm CountyWide Canvass is Planned by Salvage and Road Officials TO SWELL LENAWEE PILE Every farm in Lenawee gines and an old Harold will be canvassed for whatever scrap iron and steel may be on hand when the trucks of the county road commission start the county scrap metal collection Richard 1L stated Members of the road commis giving complete support to the have agreed that their drivers will stop at every farm in the county and ask the farmers if they have any scrap to be col it was plannec t6 have the trucks stop only a farms from which Telegram cou pons were received stating that metal was Although this procedure will entail a great deal of work and time with some farms hi the county to be canvass the road commission has agreed to do the Goff 36 More Coupons A total of 36 more coupons were received yesterday from persons outside of Adrian bringing to 208 the total number turned Slight ly more than 55 tons of scrap metal are pledged in the If this were all the metal that could be collected from Lenawee the campaign would be a dismal fail Goff said But I am sure that we can collect many times that amount by having the drivers call at every farm in the Farmers are asked to have their scrap metalpiled up by Thursday so that the county trucks can load it whenever they The most interesting scrap metal pledge received today by Gofi came from Albert McGill who lives near McGill wrote a letter stating that he has collect ed a number of metal articles for the coming Among this he Is an old farm dinner bell that I do not need With all my boys in the service four of them there is no one to call to Mary Crandall of Route 4 pledged an old grain bind a two gasoline en Davidson of Tecumseh offered one and a half tons of scrap including an old automobile and a quantity of steel Bertha L Seal ofJVladison township which written I a lot of not given to the Floyd Freese of Deerfield town ship listed and Art T Pierce of Route estimat ed that he has pounds of metal that can go toward relieving the nations scrap In it will be the city school children who will be given the main share of the collecting to This means that all Adrian re sidents who have small amounts oi metal to contribute should have it ready for one of the children in the If the amount is more than can be handled by a childs a telephone call to 37M will bring the WPA truck around to collect the larger Metal weighing 100 pounds or more is to be collected in most instances by the Some of the schools are making arrangements to have school trucks collect heavy Red Cross To Train Nurses Aides in Classes at Bixby Hospital house on North Plans have been completed by the Lenawee Chapter of the Red Cross to establish a Volunteer Nurses Aide department and applicants for the training may obtain personal interviews from now on at the Red Cross chapter Broad Street There is a crying need for more Red Cross Volunteer Nurses Aides and there is nothing more import ant that a stayathome woman can do than helping the over worked nurses in the countrys hos The Army and Navy are calling for trained nurses at the rate of a month and the need to assist the nurses who do remain is constantly growing at home The applicant must be in good between the ages of 18 and have the equivalent of a high school education be willing to take 80 hours of tranng and to work a minimum of 150 hours in a Nurses aids learn to give make hospital take tempera pulse and of his pare medical admit and dis charge They learn to feed helpless bathe and care for and care for chronic cases and the They in other lifesavers in a crowded hospital where the nurs ing staff is Emma Bixby hospital has been approved by the National Red Cross as a training center and the classes will be held in the Tecumseh Hospital also if there are a suffi cient number of It is now planned to have day eve ning Francis a registered has qualified as an Charles Burtless is volun teer nurses aide chairman and her committee is composedof Miss Pearl Miss Gertrude Spaulding of How ard Charles Whit Donald William Gerald Cutler and Eugene chairman of the civilan defense medical is also a member of the committee Questions And Answers On Scrap By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Every good American today needs to understand why every bit of metal scrap is needed to win the every bit from those few old keys in his pocket to unused car rails being dug out of the street Leaders in the united newspapers metal scrap drive now in progress in most states are being asked many Here are some of the typical along with answers does the war effort re quire my few when I see toes of scrap piled up in junkyards metal you see piled up in junkyards is being sorted and cut up preparatory to It is difficult stuff to and it has to be why all the with so much of it lying around is when the scrap is much more difficult to col lect and The mills are chew ing it up at a rate never before dreamed Ttie nation must build up its scrap supplies to tons by Steer for our tanks and guns is made from melt ing up roughly one half and one half new pig Turn to Page TULEAB SURRENDERS Sept 29 Minister Churchill told the House of Commons he had heard today that the last remaining port in had surren dered to the Churchill said the success of the initial landings in Madagascar and the fact that they were ac complished with only the lightest casualties to both sides was due in a great measure to the efficiency of the royal navy and the speed with which they ferried the troops onto the beaches the SHERIFF 10 ENFORCE 35lLEfEED Prosecutor Says He Will Back Officers Making Arrests Members of the Lenawee sheriffs department will be given orders to arrest all motorists violating the 35 mile an hour speed limit re quested by President Roosevelt and ordered by Governor Van Sheriff Roscoe Scott said Prosecutor Hammond said that officers would have the full legal support of his office if viola tors contest their MOmfiers of tjie state police posts in the are await ing orders from Lansing before taking action against motorists with a heavy foot on the acceler In my Hammond stated when the President of the United States exercises his war emergency powers by placing the speed limit at 35 miles an hour and asking the governor to so de Im going to follow the presi dential request and prosecute all If the supreme court says that a law will have to be passed before such a limit can be Ill leave that up to the su preme When we are in an emergency such as this war a presidential proclamation is enough to empower law enforcement of ficers to A decree by Van Wagoner lias been issued but Attorney Gen eral Herbert Rushton has ruled that in his opinion the governor has no power to set a state wide speed US TO HATE 29 Declaring that we and our Allies have taken a terrific shellacking all around the Gen eral Brehon com manding general of the Services of told the Grand Lodge of Missouri Masons yesterday that the Japs and Nazis hate us and urged that we start throwing some of that hate back in their You cant kill a man you dont hate or he Our number one job right now is to kill Nazis and Though declaring that Allied sol diers are out in Somer vell said our sailors and airmen cant do the whole job of saving They need your help Striking at divided Somervell pointed to the farm labor bloc and industrial bloc and in this total war theres no room in America for any kind of bloc an American His speech was a plga for unity at home to support the fighting men on the battle and he warned that unless such unity is attained the war will be lost Weve lost most of our our our he Weve lost ships by the men by the Weve lost freedom of the Weve lost everything except a smug sense of And thats the one thing weve got to and lose or well lose our Lets stop all argument about who will be topimaii after this If we keep fighting among our selves the is going to be AUCTIONS Auction southeast of Al Llnihan See Market War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report widening counterassault on German nortt flank at wiping out three infantry but con cede invaders tanks gain new fav orable positions within SECOND tells parliament public statements of speculations on future allied offen sive operations sim British officer broad casts to French that land ing on French soil must be fore officially brands quite untrue German claim of having sunk American troop transports in allied offen sive throws Japs back on New Guinea front and inflicts heavy losses in Solomon and Aleutian Is claims of 49 en emy planes and five ships in four days of raiding in Solomons and Ale u t i a n MacArthurs New Guinea ground forces force foe back with flanking movement on moun tain British claim last port in Madagascar army bombers blast Jap installations in Wanting and Tengyueh with excellent re WAGONER WILL Babcock and Eveland Also Coming for Luncheon Governor Murray Van Wag accompanied by John Democratic candidate for attorney and Banking Commissioner Maurice candidate for secretary of will open the Democratic election campaign in Adrian Thursday noon with a luncheon at the Lenawee The candidates coming to Adrian are one of two teams of Democrats that will go into action in Michi gan Thursday State Treasurer Theodore Lieut Frank Murphy and Budget Director Leo candidate for auditor will be in Gratiot county The luncheon in Adrian is open to the Mart chair man of the Democratic county and Martin Democratic said Business men and industrialists are be r served at and Governor Van Wagoner wit speak All the candidates will meet those After the Adrian anc after conferences with Democratic the state candidates will go to Hillsdale where Governor Van Wagoner is scheduled to speak Thursday Friday the group will be in Jackson OF MINIS But Townsend Warns Farmer of Deductions If He Falls Below Goals DES 29 The 1943 agricultural adjustment program will make payments di rectly conditional upon meeting the war production goals for each Clifford ad ministrator of the national farm declared If the farmer falls below his he will get deductions from payments that he would otherwise administrator of the Agricultural Conservation Ad justment said in an address prepare for delivery to a meeting of midwest members of the Farmers Forecasting expansion of the AAA payment program to other crops than those now Townsend asserted This year farmers were asked to meet their goals for all com but there were control provisions on only a few basic Next year the farm goals for all products represent what might be called a war production contract between the farmer and his He did not eleborate on details of the 1943 now being worked out by farm leaders and the and made only brief reference to the current farm price controversy in de claring I am sure the great majority of farmers are in favor of ceilings on farm prices at the level of On future control of farm prices he said Turn to Page 6 DENIES NAZI TRANSPORTS WERE SUNK IN ATLANTIC OCEAN Sept 29 The ministry of information denied to day the German claim to have sunk American troop transports in the Atlantic It may now be stated that the enemy claim to have sunk troop transports in the Atlantic is quite the announcement The Germans said yesterday that large Allied transports had been sunk by German submarines in an attack on a convoy moving from the United States Eng 49 Jap Planes 5 Ships Damaged As Allies Smash At Foe In Pacific Denies That Presidents Call For AntiInflation Action Is Pistol At Congresss Head By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS he thought 50 of the 96 senators support the nying that President Roosevelts Parity is a price calculated to call for antiinflation legislation the farmers returns from n t i T thelr with tne of the by October 1 was a plstol at the nonagricultural commodities they head of Democratic and under terms of the bill Leader Barklejs urged 1mnovv before Congress no ceilings mediate action in the Senate tocould be fixed on farm products day to justify the legislative sysat less tnan parity Barkley declared that Roose velt set thedeadline because he could beyond the first day of control prices and keep the spiral of inflation from rising unless he or Congress took Action has been delayed by a controversy over whether the cost of farm labor should be made a factor in determining the parity price of The House already has so over the administrations telling the senators that they might have to stay in session today until they completed action on the price and wage sta bilization said he had urged the submission of the problem to even if the President had powers to solve He said Price Administrator Leon Henderson took the same po sition and urged it constantly and Barkley desire to preserve the legislative process and that har mony and accord which ought to exist between the legislative and executive branches of our govern ment Country Impatient Barkley said he felt the coun try is impatient that the whole legislative process is under going a test which I hope will be terminated in a fashion that will justify and vindicate the legislative Confident they had support behind Barkley and Senator Brown co author of the said they were Lauiei than statutory adjustment of food and fiber price ceilings to absorb rising costs of farm Farm bloc members meanwhile cast about for an acceptable com promise which would provide a wider price spread to cover all costs of Before formallyoffering any such they hoped to obtain a vote to write into the which would direct the President to stabilize wages and salaries at certain a provision altering present parity standards to include labor costs as a Senator Thomas D one of the farm said Units to Be Adjusted to Meet any Departure fromlMor mal Temperatures sept 29 Householders depending on fuel oil tor heating had assurance of the Office of Price Administration to day that the gallonage value of their ration units would be ad justed this winter to meet any de parture from normal tempera To permit accurate budgeting of individual the new fuel oil rationing plan will divide the heating season into five OPA announced with numbered coupons issued for the specific periods but useable in ad vance to meet needs unusually cold Explaining that the ration cou pons must be issued in advance and therefore cannot provide for unusual weather OPA added A means of adjusting the ration to meet any departure from nor mal temperatures must be estab While such adjustment is possible by varying the gallonage value of the coupon the vari ation cannot be made accurately in anticipation of cold Turn to Page 3 BULLETINS Sept 29 President Roosevelt asked Congress for additional now for the navy to con itruct airplanes which the budget bureau said were necessary for the prosecution of the Sept 29 Wayne undersecretary f told the Senate small msiness committee today that up wards of retail stores would 36 forced todose by July 1943 for lacl of goods and He endorsed a suggestion by Senator Mead DNY that a per nanent federal agency be estab lished to preserve the small busi ness structure from the ravages ol war Sends Out Questionnaires In determining the Agriculture Departments bureau of economics sends out about questionnaires once a month to representative farm manufacturers and other business From the information thus obtained the bureau compiles a cost of liv ing showing how much the farmers monthly bills amount to for 174 typical items of machin and other articles which they buy in the course of a normal This index is compared with the average prices prevailing in a past base usually which has been selected as a time of economically sound balance between agriculture and indus trial The same question naire reveals how much the farmer is receiving for the goods he and if it is found that his living costs are 52 per cent greater than in the base the parity price for his com a bushel of wheat for is raised say to or a 52 per cent in All prices are based on national With administration leaders claiming that they could subse quently replace the parity revision Turn to Page 7 29 The United Mine in the face of a statement by Harold Ickes that lengthening the mining work week was de clared today there is no present shortage of coal and none in pros pect The declaration appeared in the UMW official journal shortly be fore the opening of a meeting of representatives of coal producers and labor to give immediate at tention to Ickes proposal for in creasing the hours of labor in the mines beyond the present 35hour week Ickes is the solid fuels Ickes opened the whose attendance included President John with a statement that we shall lose this war if we dont produce enough must have it where it is needed and when it is needed in order to make the steel and pro vide tfie power necessary to transport and maintain the might iest army this nation has ever The coordinator estimated that tons of bituminous coal and tons of anthracite would be needed during 1942 and tons of bituminous coal and tons of anthracite during The miners publication recorded that the figures were those of the adding machine it the additional bituminous needs could be produced by mines now working only three or four days and no extension of the work week would need to be imposed on the industry as a A sixday work it would mean further concentration of production and less running time for mines producing average quality Air and Ground Power Un leashed on 2 of 3 Strate gic Fronts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS de termined allied offensive appeared definitely underway in the far flung Pacific war theater today causing the Japanese invaders to fall back in New Guinea and in flicting heavy losses on enemy planes and troops in the Solomon and Aleutian The unleashing of allied air and ground power on two of the three strategic Pacific fronts coincided with the announcement of a con ference of the navy and air forces high command somewhere at The attacks brought de struction of 49 Japanese planes in the Solomons and Aleutians and damage to five ships in four days of Taking the offensive for the first time on New General Mac Arthurs ground forces hammered back Japanese troops in the Owen Stanley mountains with an infil trating and outflanking attack about 32 miles north of the impor tant allied base at Port MacArthurs Australian head quarters announced last night the attacking forces were making pro gress for the first tune since the invaders landed at Gona mission July 21 and began pushing through the crocodileinfested jun gles toward Port if could serve as a spring board for an assault on Supported by and other the allied forces launched an infiltrating and out flanking attack on the Japanese loribaiwa ridge positions in the rugged Owen Stanley Mountains 32 miles airline north of Port Mores a communique said The allied troops were using the same deceptive tactics em ployed by the Japanese in their ad from Buna to loribaiwa starting in late A spokesman said today the latest word from the battlefront was that the allies still were making Turn to Page 7 McNutt Says Workers Must Be Put Where They Do Most for Victory Sept 29 national service for compulsory assignment of workers to jobs where they are most emerged to day as the probable administration answer to the multiplying man power problems of fighting a war on three food and factory Paul McNutt war manpower told the House agricultural committee which is inquiring into farm labor scarcities that an ad ministrationsponsored bill for al locating labor probably would be submitted to Congress While remaining silent on the extent of powers such legislation would he told newspaper men he disliked the terms labor draft and labor Testifying before the committee he said Persuasion is not enough and theres not sufficient patriotic I hope in the very near future certain recommendations will be Its not an easy Weve never had such Cer tain constitutional questions are in The job ahead is a question of putting every man and woman in the place wjjere they could con tribute most to a speedy Turn to Page 3 Reporter Keeps Log of Wanderings In Trackless Wilds of New Guinea 1942 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept story of what happened to Vern Associated Press war during the first 32 days of the six weeks he was missing in the wilds of NewGuinea was disclosed today in the diary which he kept while he was able to The pencilled entries in the paperbound first entry is the last Sept a moving human document of a struggle for sur vival in trackless jungles by an American who was dropped from the skies into probably the worlds wildest country without food and without any previous experience in the tropics or Haugland knew little more about he was than that he was somewhere on one of the largest islands in the His diary covers a period of 32 possibly for at one point lie noted that in bis fevered delirium he might have telescoped several The diary ends abruptly when the last entry tells of finding a path and the first signs of humac first sign of hope after endless hopeless How Haugland fared in subse quent days and how he came to bt in a native village where mission aries found him Sept 19 is known and may never be known for he was delirious when found and remained so until his firsl period of lucidity in a Port Mores by where he now is re Wanderings Not Plotted The route of Hauglands wander ings cannot be plotted from his diary for the reason that the re porter did not know For reasons of military secur the point on the New Guinea coast where Haugland was takei by missionaries and native bearers from which he was flown to Port cannot be ICTura to Page 31   

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