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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 2, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Mitch Change in Temperature Weather DetaUi on 1942 PRICE 3 LITTLE HANDS MAKE SCHOOL SCRAP PILES GROW Governor Reviews Record in Opening Campaign Thurs day in Adrian EVELAND HERE The question of who can con tribute most to the war effort is the most important issue in the November Governor Mur ray VanWagoner told an Adrian luncheon audience at the Lenawee Hotel Thursday as he fired the opening gun in his campaign for reelection on the Democratic Last night he spoke in Hillsdale and today he was to speak in Governor Van on his brief stop In visited the Girls Training School and also in spected three or four Adrian war a policy that he expects to follow through his tour around the He was accompanied on the factory tour by Eugene Lenawee county civilian defense There is only one important issue in this Van Wag oner and that is the matter of who can contribute most to the war effort Your state govern ment since the first of the year has put its house in order for Michigan has had less than one per cent of work stoppage because of strikes and labor The United States Army says that the civilian defense program is better developed in Michigan than in the other states of the Sixth Corps We 70 per cent of all trained civilian defense workers In the First In Nation Our scrap salvage program was the first in the Michigan is manufacturing onesixth of all the guns and tanks for the When the west coast plane plants threatened to take our skilled workmen because of the stoppage of automobile production we showed Washington where it was advisable to place 1942 and 1943 truck contracts early this year to keep those men They Our administration has the confi dence of both labor and manage ment Those are some of the things we have done for the war effort The accompanied here by John assistant district attorney and candidate for attorney and Maurice banking commissioner who is a candidate for secretary of said frankly that he wanted to be reelected to carry on and complete policies and programs al ready We have a tre mendous assignment in this he were already well to Page 17 5YearOld Gets 25 Crow Bar For School Team The marble quarry crow bar owned by members of the George Armstrong family for some 150 years and which was offered yes terday by Armstrong for the scrap metal didnt go beg ging any longer than it took five yearold David son of and Kenneth Kilby of 1151 College to hear about it David is a member of the Red salvage team at Lincoln grade school his team really is on the war The Armstrong crow bar weighed about 25 pounds and David persuaded his mother that the load might be just a bit too much without the aid of the Kilby It was to much and Armstrong himself helped load along with old tire chains and other The members of the Red team are piling their scrap in the yard at the Shull residence on Col lege Avenue and when the pile really gets impressive they will take it to You should see the Shull If everyone in Lenawee county put the pep and enthusiasm into the scrap metal campaign that these Lincoln grade school boys and hundreds more like them did on the opening day of the drive yes the county would be well on the road to its At every school building in piles of ANTIMI BILL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct and House conferees struggled to compose by noon today an accept able set of directives for President Roosevelts price and wage fixing regulations against so that a finally passed bill could be sent to the White House tonight They worked under the impetus of a reproof from the who pointed out on his return from a cross country trip lost that during the economic crisis of19331 it was the normal thing for Con gress to pass needed legislation in 24 hours or in a couple of In his Labor Day message of Sept Roosevelt demanded the legislation by Oet declaring he would act if Congress didnt Contrasted with the purely do mestic crisis of the President told his press todays situation threatened the exis tence of the nation from the out side and it was important to have Before the laboring lawmakers was the Senate substitute for a House with altered provisions for farm price controls and other With House farm leaders appar ently ready to accept the Senate provision that adequate weighting be given to the cost of farm labor in the establishment of price ceil the chief point of difference was a proposal to place a floorof 90 per cent of parity under farm Provide For Farm Loans Both the House and Senate bills provide for loans on the major farm commodities at 90 per cent of instead of the present 85 per cent Although the Senate mea sure makes an exception for loans on corn grown outside the commer cial corn producing area to protect hog feders from high corn Brown said the because it might raise the price of certain would cause an uncomfort able rise in the cost of meat Turn to Page 17 this No available today as to the amount of metal collected on the luuu ui With scrap iron and steel Richard salvage collection Goft was notified today that Lenawee to the various Offers of county residents are being scales were received by Goff asked to saving alltin cans Almost All Lenawee Motorists Observe 35 Mile Speed Limit Governor Reports He Likes It The new 35 mile an hour speed limit requested by President Roose velt and decreed by Governor Van Wagoner generally was observed in Lenawee county yesterday accord ing to Michigan State Police from Clinton and Blissfield and members of the sheriffs Officers re ported that It wasnt necessary to stop a single motorist for violating the 35 mile requested Sheriff Roscoe Scott said that deputies patrolled the county roads yesterday afternoon and last night and reported that everyone was ob serving the recommended tire sav ing We he that some drivers were going a bit too fast but we didnt find Deputy sheriffs will arrest mot orists exceeding the speed limit and give them court Prosecutor Hammond said that although there was no state or federal law concerning a 35 mile speed that the Presidents request and the governors decree were good enough for He suggested that if it wasnt legal the supreme court could decide the matter and that his office would support offi cers hi making Governor in Adrian yesterday to open his campaign for reported that he drove 35 miles an hour all the way from Adrian to Detroit and that not a single car went around He originally planned to come to Adrian by train but missed con nections in Detroit and had to drive to keep his Adrian speaking engagement Its surprising how much of the country you see driv ing along at 35 miles an he I believe Im really going to enjoy Michigan State Police said today that until legal teeth were put in the 35 mile an hour request that they would not issue summonses but would stop motorists warn them if they were exceeding the recommended limit The Clinton and Blissfield posts reported that it wasnt necessary to do so yes because everyone was observing the limit Local administrators of war transportation in 74 Michigan cit ies have been summoned to meet ings in Lansing to discuss prelim inaries of gasoline The conferences will be held with Max well state Representatives from Ann Battle Bay Benten Flint Grand Hav Grand Kala Port Ypsilanti andSt Joseph will report Wednesday at 2 oclock in the capitol scrap Iron and steel were growing steadily today as the citys school children set out to prove that salvage officials did the right thing in placing a large portion of the Adrian collection work in their energetic every neighborhood in the city is being combed for hid den pieces of metal that will serve first to enlarge school scrap piles and later to provide urgently need ed material to keep the nations steel plants working under full Especially at the elemen tary schools was the collection spirit at fever pitch as ported minor difficulties hi taking youthful minds off the metal col lection for classroom At the Lincoln school on Scott Street where the above picture was the school has been divided into three the the Blues and the Each team has a separate pile of metal which means that the extra curricular ac tivity for the next two weeks will consist of making those scrap piles grow into robust crap Collection Begins In City And On Farms Lenawee countys scrap metal who lives seven miles west collection was proceeding smoothof The metal collected at ly today with a group of the each farm is weighed and the county road commissions trucks farmer Is given a receipt showing undertaking transportation duties the amount of metal collected at Virt OTDQC cohnnl his HUtfi LcllVlllg llollapul Idllvjll i the rural areas and school chilhis dren pitching hi to send Adrians campaign over the jou was noiuiea today tnai Six county trucks worked all Lenawee colmtys quota of scrap day yesterday canvassing every metal fpr October has been set farm on their routes and several Ii20o foiis The message did not more were scheduled to the industrial No reports were said this wus nouuea tOQay mat The shortage of scales on which is to join otner sections of the na to weigh the metal collected on tion in saving tin which ranks near each farm was less acute today as the top tne Ust several farmers came to the rescue by offering the use of their scales to the various Offers of today from the Peoples Coal Homer Marsh and Coopers Groc ery in Adrian and from Ordered to Assure Sufficient Supplies for Armed LeaseLend Oct 2 amount of meat for civilian con sumption was cut nearly 20 per cent today by a government order intended to assure sufficient quant ities for the armed forces and A preliminary to the meat the22 persons Including tioning program which consumers to about two and a half west of Coamo and all Portant he of the22 persons Including The end of summer on the bar were reported ren North African desert brought v the Amoral r s o packers last night by the Office plained the armed forces did not amount delivered in the same per iod last Agriculture Department official o a Oakley See on Market October Quota Set Goff was notified today that time While no details for the collection of tin have been re in which packed and all tinplated tobacco These are items listed in the tin salvage Instructions from state head quarters requested Lenawee house wives to first wash all empty tin cans and remove paper Then the tops and bottoms of the Turn to Page 17 IN PLANE SAR Porto Oct 2ftP A States army transport pounds a week by the end of the a southern the order was issued to meat city of the which is the most reinain quiet nf it1 transport wrecked shortly af i r presence country to locate this week in Berlin MUitary authonties withheld anpreted to meanthat in tering more than pounds of the names ofthe Egypt will be one of th dead pending notification major bves the United An intions this aiitumn wuite I Turn to Page 7 Even a few parents were pressed into service when metal pieces proved too bulky to be han dled by the In those the family automobile was trotted If the school children continue the drive in the same fash ion in which they have started Adrian can start sticking out its collective chest in pride right British Prepare for Next Round in Egypt War 2 heavy bombers hit German ship ping in another raid on Greek port of supply for the Axis armies of North it was an nounced today as Montgomery declared his British eighth army was preparing for the next round in the battle of Egypt Americans were credited withscoring two direct hits on one shi p andnumejous near misses on others yester day upon which lies on the southwest coast of the Greek Pelo Montgomerys declaration gave adde significance to Wednes days sudden thrust in which Brit ish striking at gained a strategic elevation and wiped out a small salient held by the Axis in central sector of the El Ala mein In this described as strictly the British pinched off a wedge which had existec around the Bir de pression since recently frustrated attempt to break through towards Alexandria and the valley of i the This lineistraightehing move drove the Axis forces back from high ground at the lip ol the gaining for the British an elevation commanding battlelines extending southward toward Montgomerys statement came as he pinned the Victoria Britains highest decoration on a New Zealand We are preparing now for the plane crashed the mountainnext in which I ani sure ous backbone of Porto Rico northNew Zealanders will play an im Pomona Grange Makes Plans State Convention AllDay Session RESOLUTIONS A DO P T E D The Lenawee County Grange held ItsOctober meeting yesterday at the Rome with an allday session that ended the with the exempli fication of the fifth degree for a class of 51 The meet ing is the last that will be held before the convention of the State Grange in Adrian the Oc tober The large class of candidates re ceived the fifth degree in prepa ration for the At that time it is hoped thatthe or state can be conferred on a class of Last night twelve candidates each were of the Mbrenci and Four Towns eight were from ive from four from South three from two each from Woodstock and North Rome and one from Te Four resolutions were adopted by the Grange at the business The first pledged com pliance with and support of the various war Whereas there is much criticism concerning War rationing of tires and and whereas such criticism persistseven though all these Issues are settled for the the Pomona Grange re solved that it is 100 per cent back of any move which those in au thority have decided are necessary to help bring victory to our The resolution reserved the right to use our influence to reach de cisions which are favorable to agri but pledged obedience and loyalty after the issue is Three other resolutions were adopted at the afternoon The State Grange was petitioned to use its influence to have the opening date of the hunting season for small game changed from Oc tober 15 to November 15 for all territory lying south of which traverses the Lower Penin sula from The Pomona Grange also went on record as being in favor of a universal draft of man power for the war effort it be towards winning war XTurri to Page 17 UlUUglll the general expectation that the Flying from a southern front would not long rpinnin wiuui is me most the Greater the Situation Unsatisfactory transnnrt agreed that the present situatioivthere was of Price The effective until ter its takeoft situation th 3L specifies the amounts of Searchers toUedafoot for hours satisfactory to heitherVBritish mutton and lamb across the rough and hazardous the andRommplq that packers may distribute for tn presence civilian Large packers slaugh tering more than pounds quarterly were ordered to reduce beef deliveries 80 per cent of tives in the United the amount distributed in the same vestigation was under period last Pork deliveries were cut 25 per cent and lamb and 5 per cent Smaller slaughterers were in structed to limit deliveries only to the amounts of their 1941 de OPAs tood requirements com mittee previously indicated veal would be cut to 80 per cent of the 1941 ex In Stalingrad Fight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2 Stalingrads otttiinErsu s to ist wasre deliveries would be limited to the to be producing fresh counterattacks inside and outside battered city and the uuwuue uuLLereu city ana tne grades of beef will be taken by to have been limited to 200or 300 This was an yards the northwestern Out of the mad on ojepanment oincial on to allow the army to build up ttle 39th of there merged supplies of iron rations during the dominant fact that the GerT the rest of the year for American though straining with full expeditionary reserve still were denied hearts and kidneys even the localized decision sorely are not restricted the needed to salve their and while canned meat Beyond that it was virtually im scrapple and similar products are possible to assess the situation on not subject to quota the basis of overlapping and of they will be affected by the order times confusing dispatches reach because the meat used in their ing Moscow from the embattled preparation is subject to the reVolSa Russian claims included a report that a Red Army guard division AUCTIONS was routing Germans from house after in a counterattack synchronized offen sive action outside Stalingrad but at the same time the Germans were reported gnawing deeper into the northwestern suburbs and pro gressively fortifying their lodge ments inside the dispatch would picturea re vision to positional warfare within Stalingrad and another would tet of German tanks charging through the with as many as 70 re pulsed in one sector of that con stricted terrain and several dozen others blocked Battle Positions Change Battle positions passed from de fender to attacker back Izvestiafeported therepulse of a German tank force in the city which was followed by a renewed tank assault backed up by motor ized Russian reinforce arrived in counterattacked and restored the destroying 15 German tanks and killing hundreds Izvestia Turn Page 17 NEW YORK 2 CSVAlmost out of vitally important part of thenationwide scrap drive went up items like ruined bridges and hoo doo From coast to coast household farmers and factory hands searched for metal scrap had a story to tell It was garnering for the mills steel junk on a too large for the ordinary citizen to contem plate or tackle and included such ambitious projects as railroads and sunken Mississippi river This was the story of the corpor ation which worked side by side with the campaign of the nations supplementing it and easing some of the problems that have loomed as gigantic even hi this country where immense eng ineering problems were taken in The corporation had to spend to get in the scrap for the mills that were turning out the steel for implements of war to be hurled eventually against the Axis like Briefly this was the role of War It was a subsidiary of the Meta Reserve Company in turn was a subsidiary of the Reconstruc tion Finance It was organized simply to get scrap to the obtained from the owner of old no longer eith erthe right to purchase the scrap or it simply stepped in and requisitioned what it leaving ths techni cal settlement peace Turn to Page 4 BULLETINS 2 Dearth of hogs here and at other cities throughout the livestock circuit today caused prices to spurt to new 22 year Hogs broke through the previous 22year a hundred in spectacular On Bains ranging from 25 to 50 choice types sold at a hund red This was the highest since Oct when the top was Oct 2 navy announced today that two Japanese ships probably were two others were damaged and six Zero fighters were shot down in a recent series of army air attacks against Japanese in the Aleutian Islands lasted as probably sunk in the Aleutian operations were a sob marine and a Another transport and a cargo were only United States Iocs in the one fighter Comment On Presidents N HP Inp By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Following is editorial comment on the twoweek tour of President Roosevelt to war plants and mili tary plants in 24 states New York Times It would be no great exaggeration to during the last few days 000 Americans have been keeping a secret from the other We have no fault to find with a re quest in time of news papers give no details of the Pres idents itinerary and no reports ot his We hope that the plan of a brief announcementinad vance of the Presidents longer ab sences from Washington will be followed when he makes other New York Herald Tribune Now that the facts are public the selfimposed restraint is at an We hope and urge that not only the press but the people will say exactly what they think of this extraordinary and unprecedented withholding of It is our considered judgment that in two weeks a President of the United at the turning point of a has done more to un dermine the confidence of his fel low citizens than could the gravest disaster or any enemyact Turn to Page 17 5 MORE JSP SHIPS SUNK 2 navy announced today that United States submarines operating in the Western Pacific had sunk five more Japanese probably sunk two others and damaged Navy 136 said Far East United States submarines have reported the following results of operations against the enemy in far eastern waters One large seaplane tender One large cargo passenger ship One large freighter Two medium sized cargo ships Two medium sized cargo ships probably One large tanker These actions have not been announced in any previous navy department communique These successful attacks by American undersea raiders raised the total bag of Japanese ships taken by as reported by the navy to 74 vessels sunk 19 probably and 22 grand total of 115 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MACARTHURS The balked in their drive toward Port withdrew deeper Into the fastness of New Guineas Owen Stanley Mountains today cautiously pursued by Aus tralian troops and harried by Allied A communiquf from General MasArthurs headquarters indi cated the Australians were ap proaching a mountain hamlet 46 miles north of Port where it was believed the Japanese might try to makea but apparently there was no contact between the opposing forces Menari is about four miles be yond which the Australians reoccupied Wednesday after a swift 10mile advance from Ioribai7 wa the preceding Turn to Page 17 Declares Arsenals Approach ing Tremendous Goals Set for Them FINDS WAR SPIRIT HIGH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dent Roosevelts inspection of bust ling war establishments worked out that he was giving earnest consideration today to another tour or two through the central and southeastern sections of the coun He missed those areas while traveling miles through 24 states in the last paying surprise visits to private war plants and teeming navy and mar hie But he had hopes of visiting them next spring to find out at first hand what they are contributing to the war effort He voiced that hope late yesterr at a press conference at which he released details of his swing around America and gave his im pressions of what he had The trip was conducted with all possible Not a line was o be published about it until Roosevelt had come safely back to It took him into plants turning out deadly war weapons and to navy and marine bases where men were being put into fighting He saw production lines turning out endless streams of ships and ammuni The President got the he that these arsenals were operating at 94 or 95 per cent of that they were ap proaching the tremendous produc tion goals set for and that employers and employees were do ing their utmost to obtain max imum output He said he considered 94 or 95 per cent pretty darned good and added that it would be impossible to reach 100 per cent before the end of she of all kinds of little and the majority To Ask For More He said he was going to ask for a great deal more in the next few mdicating that the goals would be set higher than they were last r At that time he called for planes in 1942 and in tanks this year and antiaircraft guns 1942 and next tons of shipping this year and in The shipping totals later were Roosevelt said he found the fipest kind of morale among the willingness to sacrifice and to accept any necessary war He described the war spirit of the country as a whole as very much in the na tions Turn to Page 3 NEW HORSE ENJOYS SHORT STAY UNTIL TANKAGE MAN COMES Special to The Telegram luck takes all manner of ways of forc ing itself upon people but Tim Brubaker had unusually bad luck Brubaker pur chased a horse and called a tank age company to come to his farm to kill and remove his old He was away when the tankage companys truck When he got home he found the man had killed his new horse and was just taking it CLASSES SUSPENDED 2 classes in the Pleasant high school will be sus pended for two starting so that 250 boys may help with the sugar beet Lee Visualizes Attack On Great Jap Pacific Base Editors note Clark Lee has seen the Japanese in action in in the Philippines and in the southwest His graphicstories of or heroism and of people have won him wide praise and many Here he appraises the situation and sizes up the task facing the United States if it is to regain the territory lost in Japans first surge of conquest By CLARK UEE Oct 2 Wide World Perhaps the best way to picture what faces the American forces in the Pacific today is to vis ualize an attack on Japans greatest southwest Pacific Truk is Japans Pearl the springboard for Japanese action in the southwest a bastion against United States counter ac tion on The Japanese have closely guarded Truks but this cluster of more than 200 islands has a lagoon 40 miles in facilities to shelter the whole Japanese or provide a base for a huge invasion Our present nearest land base to Truk is Henderson on Guad In the a distance of Even if we drove the Japanese out of New New Britain and took which is 720 miles from the distance still would be too great for land based fight Heavy could participate in the So much of our air force would have to be We would need probably 500 and possibly double that constantly in the air over Truk during the decisive stages of the battle and as protection over our sea That means air craft carriers plus escorting sur face ships of all along with countless transports and supply For at least one day and perhaps longer during our move on our armada would be under attack by Japanese longrange landbased But if the American forces had sufficient fighters to pro tect that would not be a great If the Japanese still had enough they could inter cept our forces far from their goal and possibly destroy or damage enough of our own carriers to make us turn Once the enemy car riers had our offensive forces would be able to move within six or seven hundred miles of enemy bases without fear of attack and al so would not have to be concerned about their flanks or rear while concentrating on land Turn to Page   

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