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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan Cooler weather Details on Face Two OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 5 Japanese Ships Damaged In Raids In Solomon Islands AMERICANS CATCH ENEMY MacArthurs Bombers Pound Enemys Air Bases in Nearby Islands FOE LOSES 8 AIRPLANES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tently belting Japanese invaders throughout the vast Pacific war the allied offensive left sur prised enemy forces in the Solomon Islands today with eight less air craft and five damaged ships in cluding a heavy The latest of the recently initiat ed attacks which already have forced the Japanese back virtually to their starting point in New Guinea and apparently driven them out of two of the three western Aleutian Islands they once occu struck at the heart of the Japanese invasion base in the north Catching the Japanese unawares 5n bad an American air craft carrier force shattered the enemys ships and planes in the Shortland Island on the navy disclosed last long range bomb ers under General Douglas Mac Arthurs Australian command fore stalled an aerial counterattack by splashing the enemys air bases in nearby islands with Without loss of a man or a the navys aircraft damaged a hea vy cruiser and a transport with heavy bombs and two cargo ships and a seaplane tender with lighter Two enemy seaplanes and two bombers were shot down and four 4engined flying boats were destroyed in the In addi lowflying craft poured bul lets into another cruiser and de The new thrust in the allied of fensive program was a result of ob servations by longrange recon naissance aircraft in recent the navy Enemy Ships Sighted Concentrations of large numbers of enemy ships were sighted in the ShorCaud Xslaud area and it was considered likely they had helped supply and reinforce the Japanese detachments on American con trolled Guadalcanal island 259 miles on the basis of the navys last report on the Guadal canal naval and mili tary circles still expected the Japa nese would attempt again to recap ture the air base taken by the mar ines more than two months In New Australian ground forces worked their way without opposition to the Owen Stanley mountain doorway from Japanese bases on the north shore of the island to the allied base of Port Moresby to the south Australian protection of the pass freed allied air forces to attack an enemy ship at Koepang in Dutch Timor opposite northwestern Aus trailia and a Japanese transport at Japaneseheld areas at Kokoda and Buna in New Guinea also were strafed and Growing cooperation of the al lied forces in the battle of the Pa cific was indicated further by an nouncement of Navy Minister Angus MacDonald in Ottawa last night that five Canadian warships had aided the United States forces in occupying the Andreanof group of islands in the While no further word came from this it was presumed the remaining Japanese at Kiska was being subjected to re peated bombardments by allied planes operating from the Andre anof HOUSE PASSES OMNIBUS BILL Oct 9 Swift Senate approval was antici pated today for a omnibus supply bill devoted chief ly to financing the navys bid for aerial supremacy over the The swelling this na tions bill for World War 2 to was passed yester day by the House without opposi tion or a record Approximately 90 per cent of the money was earmarked for the with the biggest single apart to pur chase naval The bill formally authorized the navy to enter into contract obliga tions for the previouslyapproved ton fleet expansion pro gram estimated to cost 000 and shaped around aircraft car rier In addition to the naval alloca the legislation carried for war 000 for the Office of War Informa for a guayule rub ber for the Of fice of Defense and for the War Manpower Both Chairman Cannon DMo of the House Appropriations Com mittee and Taber ranking minority report ed that the nations spending for arms would reach a rate of monthly by the first of the Don Comedians Killed in Crash LONG 9 was in July a year ago that comedian Joe Brown planted a proud kiss on his eldest then as he received his wings as a second lieutenant in the army air corps reserve at Today Brown had abruptly left the show in which he was starring at Detroit and was flying back to claim the body of his who as an army ferrying command cap died in the crash yesterday near Palm Springs of a bomber he was piloting to Paul in command at the Palm Springs faid Capt Brown had taken off with a group of bombers and crashed after ten minutes in the he was able to crawl from the wreckage but died a few minutes He had served in the ferrying command a little more than a Dinius Farm Selected as Site for Test Project The Adrian Gas Oil Company expects to begin drilling a new test well on the Lewis Dinius farm a mile and a quarter north of Adrian between M52 and the Bent Oak Road three wells will be drilled in the vicinity of accoording to company with the Withers Drilling Company in charge of the The Withers company recently has been drilling in the Deerfield The officials of the Adrian Gas Oil Company are Mott and John Mott of Adrian and Betts of The company has leased acres of land north and east of the city for drill ing The decision to drill new wells was reached this summer after an old test well was cleaned out by the company on the Miller about one mile north of Adrian between M52 and the Bent Oak After the cleanout the na tural gas flow from the drilled about five years was estimated at cubic feet The well on the Miller originally started as an oil test is feet Betts said today that the company expects to find a still larger flow of natural gas in the new well at a depth of about The well will be drilled to a depth of or how to determine the possibilities of If a sufficient flow of natural gas can be obtained from the wells it will be offered for use in Gas from the old well on the Miller farm has been used for some time for cooking and heating purposes on the The drilling company moved its equipment on the Dinius farm yes terday but the beginning of actual drilling operations must await the arrival of a representative of the Michigan Conservation Depart mentThe department has issued a drilling permit for the Dinius OPA ACTS 10 AVER 9 creases of 10 to 15 per cent in the 60day price ceilings on were granted by the Office of Price Administration today to avert a threatened flour The upward adjustment was brought about by an order provid ing the maximum price shall be the highest level at which each seller contracted to sell during the September 28Oetober 2 base per rather than the top price at which deliveries actually were The price boost applies to flour made from and also to and hominy It is effective at The amendment will permit con tinued functioning of the milling which otherwise would have found it impossible to mill flour from wheat at present OPA Because flour inventories gener ally are held down to about 15 days any reduction in de liveries resulting from the price squeeze on millers would have caused a shortage to develop quick TO ASK PAT RAISES 9 superintendentof the Boys Vocational said today he would request a 10 per cent pay raise for 122 institutional em The raise would mean a increase in payrolls an he Tenny made the announcement after a conference with state civil service department staff MacARTHUR DECORATES AP WAR WRITER Germans Omit Reference To Stalingrad Battle First Time Since Siege Started Douglas MacArthur right in an unprece dented action somewhere in New Guinea pins the Armys silver star award on Vern the Associated Press war who fought his way out of the dense New Guinea jungle after having been lost for 43 days when forced to bail out of an Army The plane ran out of fuel be tween Australia and Fort New during a MacArthur said he made the award to Haugland as an outward symbol of the devotion and fortitude with which you have done your The ceremony took place in a Army This picture was radioed from Aus tralia to San Senate Adopts Victory Tax On Incomes 9 The Senate voted today to place on top of the regular income tax a 5 per cent victory levy against all earnings of individuals in excess of Adoption of the new wartime tax came on a voice vote after the Senate had rejected a proposal by Senator Downey D to enlarge the basic ex to yearly and boost he levy 10 per cent on earn ings The victory tax and other fea tures of the program drew the fire meanwhile of President Philip Murray of the CIO who declared n a letter to Vice President Wai ace and Senate leaders that the revenue measure was developing nto an outrageous caricature of the carefully planned treasury Turn to Page 9 Largest Air force Of European War Strikes At Targets In Northern France BULLETIN Oct 9 than 100 United States bombers attacked the industrial Lille region of northern France today in the biggest American bomber and fighter force ever to take the air in the European war 9 big gest United States bomber and fighter force ever to take the air in the European war theater was joined by the RAF and many squadrons of Allied fighters today in a new air blow against targets northern The fortress bombers and es corting of which were Spitfires and Hurricanes T IS CALLED Aeronautical Engineer Says Present Field Is Inade quate Members of the Adrian airport commission and many of the citys aviation enthusiasts were told at a meeting in the city hall yesterday that there is no ques tion but what the present city air port is inadequateand one from which it is unsafe to These were the words of Ste staff engineer of the state aeronautical Stevens went on to say that there is no city of this size in the state which does not have a better field than The present he only falls within the minimum requirements of the aeronautical If it is con sidered adequate for present it certainly wont be when civilian flying reaches the point which we anticipate after the On the strength of its popula tion and the vicinity in which it is Adrian should have a field twice the size of the present It should be no less than 120 he Mayor Lundahl said that no money is available now for the building of an If the commission wants to buy proper he a bond issue will have to be He suggested that the airport commission find a suitable site for a new ascer tain the cost of the property and start an educational program be fore asking the voters for a bond Commissionr Adelbert Vedder stated that the city commission would be willing to support the plans of the airport commission as far as the city charter would per mit In regard to the airport property which he purchased Ken Adrian aviation said I feel that I have a safe field and Ill be willing to work with the city or with the Adrian fliers in developing There are many opportunities for its devel In concluding the James Gerity chairman of the airport suggested that the group inspect both the city air port and the Morey airport within the next two AUCTIONS Auction east of Victor See on Market mile south of Victor See on Market Aucnon soutneast of Arch PeUr See on Market Page flown by United States roared out to what was believed to have been the largest daylight operation of its kind in the The exact objectives were not disclosed immediately but the raid apparently was aimed primarily at the Lille the big industrial area of This blow came only 4S hours after the United States army com mand had warned French work ers through a BBC broadcast to move away from the vicinity of French war factories which were helping the Observers oh the saw over wide that one bomber force alone numbered more than 100 A bright sun shone and visibility was excellent over the Dover Straits as the United Nations planes shuttled to and fro through out the The operation was first observed early when squadrons of Spitfires returned from the direction ot Calais and Cape Gris Nez on the French Larger formations of fighters soon were fanning out toward the French and Belgian Then the largest formation of United States bombers yet seen in with a big escort oi Spit fires and droned out over the channel past Still glistening United States bound back from the di rection of dived out of the sun toward Canadian fighter squadrons were understood to have formed part of the fortress The largest number of fighters and fighterbombers seen aloft in months passed over one south coast town headed toward the Considerable activity over the oc cupied French coast between Bou Scrap Scraps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Governor Keen Johnson proclaimed a state holiday for Monday so everyone could join in the metal scrap col lection Louisville will do a lot of its own collection using hun dreds of but that will not interfere with the next days salv age WASHINGTON The Internal Revenue Bureau ruled that gifts of corporations to the salvage com mittee could be deducted from in come tax returns as business ex SOUTH Sla by gave his bulletriddled automo bile to the scrap heap after keep ing it for years as a memento ot the days of John who was also riddled at the time of his Eight years ago Slaby was park ed in front of a bank here when suddenly a gunbattle broke out between police and the Dillinger gang which was trying to hold up the Four bullets went into Slabys Ever since even though the car had outlived its Slabyliked to have it around to point out the bullet BATON Sam Jones raised the stakes in his private bet with Governor Homer Atkins of Arkansas over which state would collect the more The original bet was 10 pounds of Louisiana sulphur against an equal weight of Arkansas Turn to Page lognfe and Calais was indicated by the vapor trails left by invisible craft flying at about A great force of planes which swept back across the English coast just before noon caused con siderable residents believing at first they were Ger man The white star of the Army Air Forces was dis tinguished on the how as they roared in from feet in steep The regular communique of the ministries of air and home secur ity made no mention of German aerial activity over Britain during the but later saic there had been some action over the southeast IS PLANE 19 At Least Delegates Are Expected at Adrian Meeting At least 600 Michigan Baptists are expected here October 19 to 22 for the annual Michigan Baptist Convention and Adrian members of the church now are making plans to feed and house the dele gates for the four Many of the delegates will be taken into the homes of Baptist church members but other residents of the city also will be solicited for Neigh boring churches and Adrian rest aurants will help in feeding the The Adrian meeting marks the 100th anniversary of the incorpora tion of the Michigan Baptist Con vention and may be the last for the duration of the In de ciding to hold the 1942 convention in the state officials took into consideration a letter written to the International Convention the Disciples of Christ July 6 by President In the letter President Roosevelt urged the great religious bodies to hold their customary national conferences and conventions this year if possible The tire conservation program may Turn to Page 6 Berlin Radio Says Infantry Attack on City To Be Given Up Plan Intensive Shelling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW German high command omitted any reference to the battle of Stalingrad today for the first time since the siege of the Volga city started 46 days ago The daily Nazi war bulletin instead stressed operations on the Don and central and on the northwestern front where five Soviet divisions were declared smashed in recent heavy German troops advancing in the Caucasus area successfully stormed several more hills after bitter forest the com munique1 i Rumanian and Italian troops operating on the Don repulsed enemy On the central sector of the eastern front shock loops occupied a number of pillboxes and complements of which were either annihilated or taken Southeast of Lake Hmen our brilliantly supported by the during several days of stubborn fighting gained import ant terrain and dispersed or annihilated five Soviet divisions and two rifle The Germans lapsed into official silence on the Stalingrad fighting a day after the Berlin radio de clared the high command had modified its plans to capture the city by infantry and tank assault and had called upon its heaviest artillery to batter down the Rus Nazis Threaten To Manacle More British Prisoners 9 Ger announcing that they already had shackled British war prisoners in their threaten ed today to manacle three times hat number at noon tomorrow if the British carry out their an nounced determination to take countermeasures against German prisoners in The new threat from and another by aggravated an already bitter Vrangle over the treatment of captives and threat ened to undermine ail restraints against inhumane handling of war The issue between Britain and Germany is based on the Nazi con the British repeat edly have the British handcuffed Germans captured dur ing the battle of Dieppe 19 and in a commando raid on the channel island of Sark last It already has reached the stages of alleged and the threat of counterreprisal and counter v The entry of Italy into the ex change of accusations came with a Rome broadcast today that Fascist forces had found a document dur ing British attacks on Tobruk it stated that all Italians in a certain sector were to be It contended that this supposed order was for the integral sup pression of Italians without dis crimination and that our more than legitimate reprisals have thus been rendered joff Attends 6County Meet ing in Ann Arbor Lenawee county apparently is ar ahead of other counties in southeastern Michigan hi collecting scrap metal from the farms accord ng to information brought back by Richard Lenawee salvage from a meeting in Ann Arbor last night that was attended by salvage officials from six coun 11KIE GETS TASIE WITH THE CHINESE Army In North 9 touring the Yellow River got a taste of real danger when four Japanese shells explodee yesterday near the railway on which he and his party were tra veling by Earlier Willkie missed by only a few a Japanese air raid on during which enemy planes machinegunned a blue railway coach similar to the special car in he made part of his trip to the Thirtyfive planes participated in the attack on the most violent raid on a North China town in Six persons were killed by the who might conceiv ably have been under the impres sion that Willkies special train was then in the As it was 130 miles away in the frontline It was on the last stage of his trip to the front that the four enemy shells came screaming across the Yellow River in the general he was 9 President Roosevelt had no com ment to offer today when asked at a press conference about the pros pects of the drafting of 18 and 19 year old youths for military Congressional leaders said the had received no war department recommendation on legislation for drafting in these age 9 The navy announced today that arm continuing their steadj pounding of Japanese in the Aleu tian had dropped 15 tons of bombs on the enemy base at Kiska last starting fires in the camp damaging a cargo ship in the harbor and strafing the radio This information was given in a navy communique which also disclosed the in the of the Coast Guard cutter the former The steam ves sel had been overdue for some time and must be presumed to be the navy Loss of the entire personnel the Muskege had a normal complement of abou 100 officers and men also was If Two thou sand workers in the Chrysler Cor porations Jefferson Avenue plan here left their jobs this morning a management spokesman in protest against the disciplining 400 men for violating shop rule against This strike is definite sabotage against the nations war said a statement issued by the cor Apparently these men are not interested in getting oui war work but are only interestec in their own personal desires with out respect to rules or 9 President Roosevelt notified Con gress today that the doubling o social security taxes next January 1 would be not only in accord with the necessities of the social security system but at the same tune would contribute to the noninfla tionary financing of rapidly mount ing war In a letter to Chairman George DGa of the Senate Finance the President express ed opposition to a committeeap proved amendment to the new re venue bill which would freeze pay roll taxes at their present levels of 1 per cent on employers and a like amount on employees lor 1913 Our collection in which county road commission trucks are going to every farm and bringing in the scrap seems to be leading the way for farm Goff According to what officials from the other five counties in the dis trict it appears that they are all just feeling their way ahead while we have started our county wide Attendingthe meeting wtih Mr Goff were Ellis Department of Agriculture war board and field representative of the International Harvester Company who isassist ing in the farm collection John McGillis of the Detroit office of the WPB at the Salvage experts from De troit and Washington outlined methods of scrap metal collection and described the critical need of the nations industries for every bit of scrap that can be They stated that 18 million tons of scrap metal must be collected before De cember 31 to keep the war plants Meanwhile sian resistance This the radio announce ment was decided upon to avoid unnecessary sacrifice of German Attacks Intensified By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germans were reported intensifying their efforts today to rip through Stalin jrads defenses to the with fresh assault forces overrunning two streets in a northwestern in dustrial suburb where aa earlier push had been Nazi artillery batteries wheeled into line to support the vanguard of tanks and German planes carried the bombing of the besieged garrison into its 46th There was no official comment on a Berlin intimation that the assault operations were to be dropped in favor of but all Soviet reports indicated unabated The Red said numerically superior enemy forces launched a local offensive against the workers settlement Wednesday and finally achieved a breakthrough that led to the oc cupation of two Turn to Page 9 road commission trucks continue to canvass every Todays wet weather meant no letup in collection work and the trucks continued to haul hi their loads from all sections of the county to central collection 9 state police Thursday signed an order providing for misdemeanor punishment ol persons who violate the 35miles anhour speed limit on state trunk line Olander said his signature com pleted action on the which declares the trunk ef fective will become safety zones in which speeds over 35 are State Highway Com missioner Donald Kennedy al ready had signed the PRESIDENT TO SPEAK 9 President Roosevelt said today his previously announced radio speech would be made next Monday al 10 Eastern War and would last about half an He reiterated at a press confer ence that he had not decided what subjects he would talk about Oct 9 apparently dissatis fied with Danish apathy toward the Nazi was reported to day to have asked King Christians government to recruit at least volunteers for service on the eastern front At the same time it was dis closed that German occupation acting with an iron hand to quell opposition in Nor had executed nine more Nor wegians yesterday at Trondheim on charges of helping to transport explosives intended for sabotage The executions brought to 34 the number of Norwegians put to death since a state of civil siege was decreed in the Trond heim area on The reported Nazi effort to ob tain additional manpower from Denmark was printed in Stock holm newspapers along with dis patches from London indicating that even more sweeping claims had been made upon the These were said to include de mands that Denmark declare war upon hand over to Germany the merchant ships still in Danish and increase her contribu tions of skilled labor and material to the There was no confirmation here of these reports and newspapers urged their readers to accept them with but it apeared fairly certain that new demands of some sort had been made upon Denmark within the last few Senators Ask Hershey To Freeze Dairy and Livestock Workers On Farms For Next 3 Months 9 Fifteen farm state senators peti tioned Selective Service Director Hershey today to freeze dairy and livestock workers on the farms for the next three months to prevent irreparable injury to food produc tion while a general manpower control program is worked out We are convinced that specific action to halt the continuing drain of manpower from our livestock and dairy farms cannot be de layed longer without seriously im pairing the whole war they declared in a letter circulated by Senators Ball and Brown The number of farm auctions is growing rapidly and hundreds of fine dairy herds are being sold or slaughtered because the owners cannot hold the help essential to continued Unless the trend is halted a crippling reduction loot pro duction will The census bureau reported last night that agricultural employ ment had declined to a drop of be tween August and and Chairman Donald Nelson of the War Production Board declared Turn to Page 9 DO YOU VOTE Oct 9 Clerk Thomas Leadbetter called at tention today to the approaching November elections by pointing out that Max convicted trai tor under death had been a more or less regular The record showed that Stephan missed only seven of 20 elections in including since acquiring citizenship in This should be a lesson to Amer icans who are too busy to Leadbetter The Nazis in oui midst are usually on hand to voU for their
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