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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change in Temperature m Pace Two OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 DRAFT PRESIDENT ASKS 3 American Cruisers Were Lost In August Battle Of Solomons Says Legislation May Be Necessary To Solve Home Front Manpower Problem TO VESSELS Enemys Known Losses In Fierce Engagement 38 Ships Sunk or Damaged 13 Rear Admiral John lately a naval air commander in the southwest declared con fidently today that we can hold the Solomons and expand who was called back here to head the bureau of aero said he based this belief on evidence that American units in the Solomon Island campaign had shown sufficient superiority in material and The who appeared at a press conference held by Secretary reported that in one August 21 to September the Japanese lost 133 planes over Guadalcanal Island to 25 American ratio of five to By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS heavy cruisers were added today to the announced American naval losses in the savage but successful battle two months ago to break Japanese control of the vital south eastern While protecting the night land ing of American reinforcements in the TulagiGuadalcanal the navy disclosed late yester the cruisers Vincennes and Astoria were sent to the bot tom by enemy gunfire and tor The toll raised the Japanese score in the grim Solomon Islands conflict to nine United States ves four trans ports and two Two more destroyers were enemys known losses total 38 ships sunk or The spectacular fought in the glare of star shells and search also brought destruction of the Australian The while acknowledging many allied reported that most of the crews were CaptSamuel Moore of Alex commander of the was among those The skippers of the Vincennes and the Captains Riefkohl of Porto and William Greenman of were Jap Losses Not Known The navy said it was impossible to determine what lasses were suf fered by the Japanese force ol cruisers and the added that the enemy withdrew to the northwest without attempting an attack on our trans ports and supply The conflict opened as the alliec cruisers stood guard over the landing of supplies and additiona troops on the bases seized by S marines on S and Enemy planes dropped flares over the landing operations and the Japa nese skirting the south coasl of Savo Island between Tulagi anc opened up with guns and Turn to Page 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct German nfantry regiment supported by 50 was reported today to have dvanced slightly along one of talingrads streets in a costly re ewal of the drive toward the olga while Red army shock troops egained ground on several sectors n the Mozdok area 350 miles to tie Nazi ground forces sprang into ction again after a threeday he garrison breasted a series of The noon communiquS said more than 250 Germans were killed in a ain attempt by a rifle unit to rash through defense lines in a actory in the northwestern Perhaps this was the Stalin trac or Stalingrads largest in ustrial Pravda said the Russians still held it The front me runs close to the vast expanse f steel and brick sheds in the workers settlement of the north rest the newspaper re It said German shells creamed but damaged anks were being repaired inside the Charles Drove In Front of Freight Train Charles 76 years oi died at oclock yesterday afternoon in the Bixby hospital of injuries suffered about 1 oclock when he drove his truck in front of a train on the Ohio Michigan railroad Mitchell lived on a farm a half mile west of Metamora am there are two houses on the farm with the railroad tracks between them and the Mitchel was going from one house to the other and apparently did not the eastbound freight train as he drove onto the He moved to the farm from To ledo in His wife died 11 months Mitchell was an active member of the Methodis He is survived by three sons Bert of Metamora and Carl and Fred o a grandson Pvt Herbert Mitchell of Camp and one sister Dora Fenton o The funeral services will be heli Thursday afternoon at oclock in the home and at 3oclock in the Metamora Methodist church witt the Ash of Toledo officia The burial will be in Amboj cemetery at AUCTIONS Auction north of Al See on Mar ket north of Pitufort Victor See on Market Germans Make Slight Advance In Renewed Drive For Volga Supervisors Will Consider Ap propriation Wednesday The annual report of the Len county library was presented o the Lenawee county board of upervisors today by Aileen county At the same Mrs requested an appropriation of a minimum of from the board in order or the to receive state aid money amounting to In to the regular state aid the appropriation would en able the library to get an addition al grant of which is given the state to qualifying Landbert stated that the hortage of help soon would make t necessary to hire assistants at the various branches who will be paid on an hourly In the the WPA has furnished work ers at no cost to the county The grant of from the state could be used for paying the need ed and could be used as need she The motion for the appropriation was made a special order of busi ness for Wednesday Lindberts report was the jrincipal business of the 5he described the activities of the county library at the Adrian head quarters and in the branches in Ce ment City and The library also maintains stations in Lime Clin ton and Eight high schools and 117 rural schools also subscribe jo the service of the The ibrary now has a total of of which were add ed during the last County clerk Robert King read the report of the drain commission when the session According to the drain construction in 1942 cost Df this the countyatlarge said The remainder was by townships and abuttin property In the afternoon meeting yester the supervisors heard Wolfanger of Michigan State Col Wolfanger discussed the subject of land and told the supervisors the steps necessarj to establish a zoning code for either the county or for the vari ous Wolfanger appeared at the invitation of Dr Fred of Although Stalingrad remained he center of Soviet great r Nazi casualties were reported tiled up in local fighting far to the dead in two actions in the northwestern front and 400 on the Leningrad Operations within the DonVolga corridor northwest of Stalingrad were described as a combination of rench fighting and warfare of ma Our tanks crews knocked out three German smashed five antitank guns and wiped out a Company of enemy the ommuniqu6 Deadly Soviet shelling of tanks vas officially declared to have orced the German command to change its assault the Moscow radio the tanks went ahead covering the nfantry but trying to pro ect the tanks against the murder us fire of Soviet the in antry goes first Reports Meager Whether the Germans were aim ng at a fullscale revival of their ffensive against Stalingrad was not apparent in meager advices rom that smokeshrouded Before the recent the invaders were reported attack ng by A Nazi regiment supported by 50 tanks constituted he largest enemy force specifically reported by the midnight com muniqufe to have been in action there Three attacks failed to crack the Stalingrad but defense detachments were pressed back omewhat in one the com Twenty tanks were disabled or et on fire and about two battal 5 of German infantry were wiped ouV it On another ector our detachments beat off at acks by small enemy The battle of the steepes north west of Stalingrad was summarized n a sentence which said 14 enemy issaults were repulsed in fighting or a point of tactical importance and SOO Germans were Although the Germans moved fresh divisions and tank columns to the Mozdok front straining to advance anew toward Caucasus oil ields and communications the Russians made some gains in offensive operations in a number of areas dispatches Moreover a Russian detachment as credited with a successful in which about 200 Germans were in the related battle of the western Caucasus southeast of Pincer attacks upon a Soviet stronghgld on the rugged front northwest of Moscow were turned the communique Our it de stroyed four guns and five machine guns and killed about 600 officers and Says Axis Agents Chile Tip Off Nazi Submarines Oct 13 Axis agents in Chile have been helping to tip off German sub marine commanders on the move ments of Allied a govern ment official in support of an accusation by acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles that enemy agents were using Chile and Argentina as base for hostile activities against other American the official who asked not to be quoted by said last night the informa tion was revealed by an Axis radii operator in After he the spj confessed that he received data on a secret radio about ship move ments from another agent in Chile The information was relayed to submarine commanders in the Conviction of the Axi the informant added brought unmasking of his confed crates in AFL STRIKERS TO RETURN TO THEIR JOBS 13 strikers at the Steel Improvement Forge agreed to go back to work today after the navy recom mended that the War Labor Board bar the men from further employ ment in war production The eightday strike was ended abruptly last night by the vote of 166 of the 213 drop forge operators who walked union leaders said because the company installed the Wayne internation al representative of the AFL Drop Forgers and Welders said the men agreed to resume operations and allow the War Labor Board to settle the dispute after they were given proof that the strike was af fecting war Earlier more than 15 of the forge plant workers voted to continue the This brough a warning from Ralph Bard Assistant Secretary of the Navy that unless work was resumed im the navy would recom mend the men be deprived of any existing draft deferments and an further opportunity for employ ment in the production of war ma County Men Will Leave Wednesday For Caster Lenawee county draft registrant who were inducted in Detroit Sep tember 29 after receiving fina physical examinations will leav Adrian tomorrow morning to begin active military duty at Fort Custer The men are to meet at the Adrian armory on West Maumee S eet a 8 oclock and will later reassemble at the bus station from where the will leave at for Battle ONE OF THREE CRUISERS LOST Declares Allies Will Win War Fin3s Our Strength Growing and That Enemy Declining By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS leaders took resident Roosevelts call for an army of strong young o carry the war to the Axis as their cue today for speedy ction on legislation to lower the draft age from 20 to The in telling the nation last night that he relieved it would be necessary to lower the minimum age imit for selective service to said We have learned how inevitable that how mportant to the speeding up of Chairman May DKy of the House Military Com who previously had said he would have to be con vinced of the need of drafting younger declared that The Navy announced in Washington that the Astoria above and two other heavy he Quincy and the were sunk in a naval battle August 9 during the early phase of American occupation of the Solomon A majority of the personnel was a communique Reports from States Are Not Complete Figure May Be Boosted NEW 13 and a lack of today old a rousing story of the earnest ob done by Americans to gather crap metal for the war mills in he nationwide drive led by the Perhaps four million tons of old ron and steel have been gathered n the a statement by the newspapers united scrap metal drive commit There were still five days to go n the drive which began general y In some states the Irive began finished n some it has only just started or vill soon The committee said the 24 states vhich it listed as leading the na ion reported estimated collection of tons an average of lounds for every woman and child in those But those figures were only part of the actual Committee Chairman Richard W Slocum said The enthusiasm of Americans rom coast to coast to pile up mountains of scrap is hardly re fleeted in the figures so far avail While the committee so far has reports of more than one million ons gathered in the top 24 states this probably represents only one quarter of the scrap actually in stock For the fifthday in a row Kan sas led the nation in average pounds collected per person with a figure of and a tonnage o But Nevada leaped into second position that state first report of pounds per per son and a total of because of Nevadas rise was bumped into third place from he 2 spot it had occupied four days right behind ligures were tons collected a per capita average of pounds Three heavilypopulated indust rial Pennsyl vania and a reported collection of more than half the total for all 24 o Jie leading NORTHERN GERMANY IS ATTACKED BY RAF Oct 13 bombers attacked industrial north ern Germany last losing twi the air ministry said to The raid apparently was o moderate scope compared to othe mass A German radio broadcast sail northern coastal regions wer under alarm and explosions in sev eral towns caused slight Several of the attacking bomb ers were shot the German A Copenhagen dispatch from Berlin reported three British raic ers were shot down on Danish soi after flying over It was not announced whethe the defense forces of Germany o Denmark were credited with th The British Cor poration warned French todaj that it was important now as neve before for every Frenchman to b prepared by operations by th Allied air navies and armies The French were advised to kee away from German headquarter and rail centers and re pair yards and the Adrian Soldier Gets Medal For Flight Heroism Corporal Clarence son if and John Bauer of 33 South Main has been the Soldiers Medal for Heroism while on continental duty n the United it was lounced Monday by the War De Corporal Bauers award was iased on heroism near April While in he eversed the mechanism of a iomber5 turret when an officers arm became caught in the closing thereby injuring his own Seven other soldiers received the award CorporalBauer now is an engi neer on a Flying Fortress and was a member of one of the crews of ix Fortresses that destroyed 13 and damaged 12 other planes out of a German squadron of 35 fighters hat attacked the Fortresses during a bombing raid over France last R1 SENATE eclares He Wont Be In fluenced By Anybody 13 parks still flew today in the wake f a verbal collision between Presi ent Roosevelts new rubber admin itrator and a Senate committee iquiring into the relative merits f cotton and rayon for use in eavy duty Chairman Smith DSC of the griculture committee announcec ppointment of a subcommittee to ght f01what he termed the pro ection of cottcJafrom bifftaan ial interests after Administrato iVilliam Jeffers had challenged anyone to stop him from substltut ng rayon forcotton if the army ranted it that Smith said he was bitterly dis ppointed in the new administrator told tha Q 13 Registration for gasoline rationing will begin November 9 in all parts of the country except the already rationed The Office of Price Administra announcing this saic that while car owners in the east need not they must like the rest of the provide additional information concerning the tires they ARE SMI STRIKE Ignore Greens Plea to Return to Jobs Oct 13 though confronted with a strongly worded return to work order from President American William Green of the Federation of Labor striking employees of the Western Cartridge Company remained away from their jobs Leaders of the ATL Molders anc Foundry Workers Union and con ciliators from the War Labo Board meanwhile resumed confer ences in an attempt to settle th threedayold strike at the plan engaged in vital war One union official said a meeting probably would be calle tonight to determing whether th men return to work negotiators fail to reach a settle ment by that STILL SEEK CONVICTS PAW 13 0P Search for the fugitive Roge Terrible and his fellov escapers from the Stateville Peni tentiary at continue today without a further afte a promising tip that the mob ha menaced a motorist seemed to hav petered State police officers said Paw Paw creamery operate either was mistaken in his repor the Touhy gang had threatene him with a tommy gun at 5 m or the fugitives had sue ceeded in eluding a road blockad which was clamped down quick in this and surrounding Senator Norris IndNeb eporters on the other hand e approved of the courageous way effers talked before the commit ee even though he said would hate to see the cotton armers lose this market He talked like he was going his own Norris We need administrators like that in his During the course of the hearing effers declared emphatically tha the rubber situation had been mud died too damned long and h added that I dont intend to b nfluenced by anywher or at any former president of th Union Pacific told th committee he was indifferent t ressure groups and that if th army wanted rayon substituted fo cotton he would so Turn to Page 7 ASKS MORE WAR EFFORT Oct 13 ant General William Knudse expressed confidence here yester day that Detroit would solve its war production problems with th elimination of all General army produc tion said in a talk to th Economic that w are still only half way into th war and asked for increasing ef ort to boost the flow of The text of the Presidents address may be found on page I n the light of the Presidents speech his committee would ixpedite hearings on the necessary If the commanderinchief says he needs May I will cooperate in every way and I am sure the Congress will go WANTS IMMEDIATE HEARING Senator Gumey DSD said he would press for an mmediate hearing by the Senate Military Committee on his bill to draft 18 and 19 year and Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky said he was sure the Ameri can people as well as Con gress will react favorably to the Presidents recom who sug gested that legislation might also be needed to solve the manpower problem on the home alluded indi fighting Retail Sales Tax Talk Revived By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct man George DGa of the Senate finance Committee declared today hat if the treasury wants to boost axes above the levels established y the revenue bill nearing congressional enactment it must be prepared to accept a retail sales chairman of the joint conference committee which be ins efforts today to compose Sen ate and House differences in the recordbreaking porters there was no longer any question in his mind as to the form new taxation would have to If the treasury asks us to pile more taxes on the terrific burden contained in this he then the only answer is the sales The pending measure would boost annual treasury collections to somewhere between the estimated by Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau and the estimated by Morgenthau said recently he would ask for more revenue as soon as this Tjill became George made it plain that if any such request is formally sent to Congress he will insist upon the treasurys outlining a definite pro gram combining compulsory sav ings with The pending bill was amended by the Senate to direct a joint congressional study of compulsory savings with a report due by Turn to Page 7 rectly front again by declaring that one of the majordecisions of strategy already made relates to the ne cessity of diverting enemy forces from Russia and China to other theatres of war by new offensives against Germany and All of our combat units that go he must consist of strong men who have had thorough A division that has an average of 23 or 24 is a better fighting unit than one which has an average age of 33 or The more of such troops we have in the the sooner the war will be and the smaller will be the cost in Turn to Page 7 31 PLANES INSURANCE RATE CUT Oct 13 State Insurance Department reports a majority of companies have reduc ed by an average of 20 per cent the rate for public liability damage in Michigan covering The reduction will tive October bodily become effec BULLETINS Oct 13 Seaboard passenger bound from Atlanta to was wrecked near here today and a passenger on the train reported to the Associated Press that at least three persons were believed Reese a former reporter of the the passeng said the engine plunged from the carrying with it the tender and at least three The engine turned on its side in a near by field and the cars were tele scoped like an he legislation for the drafting of 18 and 19 year old In a letter to Chairman May Stimson said the urgency of the task of building up for the United States the best army in the world cannot be Our own survival is in the bal he Its accomplish ment demands the substitution of current necessity for our peacetime 13 navy took possession today of the plant of Triumph I at and two subsidiar ies at and the White House announced that the FBI had arrested a plant vice president and an army and navy inspector on bribery A White House statement said the inspectors were charged with accepting bribes in the guise of service fees and that the navys preliminary investigation indi cates that more than in management irregularities may be Oct 13 Stressing a need for exceptional Secretary of War Stim son urged the House Military Af fairs Committee today to expedite Oct IS navy announced today that United States Marines had succeeded in enlarging their positions on Guad alcanal Island in the Solomon Is lands during two days of offensive fighting in which the Japanese had many Announcement also was made of destruction of 15 Japanese damage to two enemy light cruis ers and loss of two United States planes in operations on October 9 and Oct IS Tass dispatch from Geneva quoted dip lomatic sources as reporting today that daring Pierre Lavals recent trip to Paris he was handed a Hitler ultimatum demanding that he completely suppress the anti German movement in France by the end of 1942 or yield all including now unoccupied control of a German commis Axis Raiders Suffer Heavily During Attacks Oct 13 called the most bombed place in the was becoming one of the most dangerous spots in the world for Axis raiders today the British defenders of the Mediterranean island marked up a 48hour score of 37 Axis planes de Twentytwo were shot down yesterday for a daylight rec German and Italian planes fol lowing up Sunday raids launched a violent assault against the island soon after dawn yesterday and British fighters spent most of the day ranging the air lanes leading to the sturdy Mediterranean A communique reported that in yesterdays fighting the enemy took an ever bigger beating from Maltas defenses than in any single day The defenders once shot down 24 enemy planes in 24 but never during the three years of attacks had they accounted for 22 during a single period of daylight In the violent and continu ous ah attack on Malta have coin cided with the movemnt of Axis convoys to Africa and the raids of the past two days seemed to indi cate that reinforcements were being moved across the Mediter ranean to bolster field Marshal Rommels forces in the Egyptian Yesterdays bag of enemy planes consisted of twelve bombers and ten Sunday the Axis raid ers visited the island five times and lost 15 Only one civilian was injured but a communique said that Sundays list of casualties had increased but gave no The Sunday the communique was in greater strength than Malta has known for Military was re ported as   

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