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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change in Temperature TOeatber Detatli on Face OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 1DUHE EXCEEDS Behind in County Was Ahead Last Month ONLY MORENCI IS BEHIND After falling behind in its August war bond sales Len awee county exceeded its Septem ber quota by county chair man Charles an nounced The county quota is set by the Treasury Depart The September war bond sale in the county totaled while the quota was only The September sale of bonds was in direct contrast to the countys Au gust record when the quota was and the sale was only Robertson was pleased with the report of every county com munity in September except that of Practically every com munity except Morenci exceeded its September I am at a loss to understand the apathetic atti tude of Morenci residents towarc the war bond he Other communities have failed to meet their quotas on occasion but Mor enci has never yet sold its full quo ta cf Im sure I dont The Morenci quota for Septem ber was The sale was Where Adrian failed to meet its August quota by the citj exceeded its September quota by Robertson Blissfield Out in Front It remained for how to set a startling record for other communities to shoot atThe Blissiield quota was for tin month and the sale was a surplus of Britton exceeded its quota by Adflison by Cemen City by Clinton by Deerfield by Hudson Onsted by and Te cumseh by Clayton failec to meet its quota by largelj because of a lack of sales outlets Robertson Although the September sal was the county stil is not receiving credit for som or worth of bond purchased each month througl savings plans in effect at Hun American Consum ers Power and the Brown Fenct Those companies ar buying bonds for employees in home JAP FOUR OTHER IPS SUNK 14 navy announced today that Unite States submarines in the wester Pacific had sunk a Japanese heavj cruiser and fourother prob ably sunk and damage This report of successful under sea attacks on eight enemy vessel in recent operations raised the an nounced United States submarin toll of Japanese naval and mer chant shipping to 79 vessels sunk 20 possibly sunk and 24 a total of Navy communique 151 said Far east United States submarine have reported the following results of operations against the enemy ii far eastern waters One heavy cruiser One medium sized carg ship One small cargo ship sunk One small tanker One large tanker damaged One medium sized carg ship damaged and probably One medium sized tanke One small trawler These actions have not bee announced in any previous navj department Relates Details Of Killing Wife SAN Oc 14 and in conversa tional Frank 6C has related to sheriffs investiga they how he returne a week later to the spot where h had killed his prepared t give himself up if he had foun here body still Sheriff Emmett wh questioned the former Crysta at sai Meyers gave him this story He had sent his wifes effects t friends in along with letter announcing she had died o a stroke after he killed her with rock on the desert near Needle because I just got tired o After the killing he drive Bakersfield where he sent his wife clothes returning then the scene of the The MI ing took place and the bod was found beneath a highwa bridge Shay and Chief Criminal Deputy Harry Reap described Meyers a completely No com plaint has been issued as yet pend Ing further Meyer arrested in Los Angeles Monday is held on suspicion WILLKIE ARRIVES IN ARMY NEXT Youth He in Arguing for Draft of 18 and 19 Year Olds Wendell Willkie returned to the United anding in in a fourmo tored Army Here two Reva Startzer left and Lieutenant Florence Twin City repruiting escort him at the A Japanese sword taken in battle by the Chinese and presented to Willkie is carried by IOMPRESIDENI Army Plane Speeding Him to Washington 14 a fourmotored army plane speeds him eastward to Washington Wendell Will kie will put the finishing touches a personal report to President Roosevelt on his sixweek tour by air the most of the worlds bat fresh from the front lines n Russia and did not get to the south ed here last night and scheduled a departure for Since the White House had said the President would like to see him it was expected Willkie probably would relate his observations to Roosevelt shortly after reaching Washington in the late The 1940 Republican presidential nominees plans after meeting the President were not announced ex cept that he was going to give the public a full report of his somewhere along the go to his Indiana home for a Wheth er the report would precede his trip to Indiana and how he would deliver the report had not been Indicating he did not want to dis cuss in driblets any phase of his forthcoming public report and such observations as might be made on a second lendlease supplies and postwar aims of the United Willkie remained silent here on these matters but he did have some brief comment for olc diehard Tory In he declared he would have some thing to say about flippant state ments of certain public officials in comment upon the secondfront observations he had made while in Asked here whether he was ready to amplify his Willkie said I was gratified to find that the elements which criticized my trip were the same old diehard Tory groups that still think America can live to opposition is a great Willkies plane made the mile flight here from Edmonton nonstop and when he reaches the White House late he will be only five days removed from the last battlefront he Simitz Confident We Can Hold What We Have In Solomons PEARL 14 Chester iiscussing his recent trip to the Solomon Islands battle said oday he was confident we can lold what we have got and con olidate our positions and event ually start moving The commanderinchief of the acific fleet said he conferred with ice Admiral Robert naval commander in the South and visited Guadalcanal and other island But I didnt see a even a he I went down to the Solomon Is ands area to see with my own eyes vhat I had been reading and hear ng The men on Guadal Women Seek Same Parking Space Crash Both Pay An argument invoving two wo men motorists and one parking space was settled yesterday in Franklin Russells justice court when both drivers paid penalties on summonses issued by city po Monday automobiles driven by Carl Brown 523 Finch street and Miss Betty Johnson of Route lided as they were attempting to get into the same parking space at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Allis Neither car was damaged but both drivers were indignant and called Officer Murray Mitchell to settle the He obliged by charging Brown with failing to have her car under control and Miss John son with failing to yield the right of Both paid AUCTIONS Furniture auction at Adrian Fred See adv on Market Auction north of A See on Mar ket Auction southwest Saline George See on Market Public auction southeast o Victor See on ilartet anal were in fine spirit and work ng hard from early morning until ate at I went to different sland posts and inspected various sland It was just the iind of a trip you would expect a senior officer to make to get in ouch with what is going I have seen the character of the ungle on Guadalcanal and realize difficulties of moving troops to certain parts of the Everywhere I found a fine spirit of The Japanese must now realize they are going against American orces in that Particularly in the marines they are meeting a eople just as tough as they are Jiemselves and just as well equip ed and trained for jungle fight ing as they are Turn to Page 7 REQUEST IS WLB Finds No Justification for Increase 14 Labor Board was winding up ts business with the automobile ndustrys big three today after having rejected all demands for a increase in Last of the three worker groups to be turned down were ford Motor Company Previously the board had rejectee the demands of eneral Motors and Chry sler workers although granting Tourcentsanhour increases to both i Presumable no increase what iver was granted the Ford work The announcing its decision limited itself to declaring that the request had been A board who declined to be quoted by name said no justification had been founc for an The wage boosts in each instance had been asked by the United Automobile Workers CIO union which has contracts with all three The union claimed that on a re quested an hour raise for an eighthour neces sary to meet rising living A formal opinion in the Ford case remained to be but the board official acting as spokesman said the board had found that Ford workers were generally better paid than others in the auto mobile The board official said the boarc panel which investigated the Ford situation had determined that Fore workers were getting upwards o 28 per cent more than they receiv ed on They also were he to be receiving more than Chrysler and General Motors workers even including the lat ters fourcentsanhour QUICK PROMISED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tary War arguing for the draft of 18 and 19 year estimated today that the army now had men and next year would swell to He gave this breakdown of 1943s army needs to the House Military Committee Air Organized ground Service of Supply and related The secretary told the committee the United States wants to have in 1943 the largest air force with sustaining units which production and transportation will His figure of in the air forces he described as a conserva tive adding that any changes will be The he is training and will continue to train as many ground units as can be sent over Stimson estimated that the ground forces needs for in cluding those now abroad and in training at home to go over at Stimson was the first witness in the committees hearing on legis lation to lower the draft age in accordance with President Roose velts request broadcast to the na tion Monday He pointed out that the original draft law had contained provision for drafting men of 18 and 19 years but Congress deemed it pruden then to postpone the induction of the younger Based on History Earlier plans for induction these he were baset upon history and upon adding that in facing a critica war like this we naturally look back to similar All major wars in which th United States has engaged in the he were largely carried through by men under 2C from 18 to It is a contingency which we have based upon experience that the country will have to rely on men of those he con The truth of the power o Turn to Page 7 Battle Of Stalingrad Reverts Again To Artillery Duelling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of talingrad consolidated reclaimed ositions and the epic clash of arms as declared today to have revert d again to artillery duelling as oviet marines assumed the initia ve in savage fighting on the estern Caucasian Exchanges of shells and mortar renades developed after Bed army ounterattacks had regained posi ons lost before a shortlived Ger lan infantry drive the Our artillery destroyed two seven mortars and 11 trucks nd wiped out a battalion of lerman the noon com mnique announced in one of two aragraphs it devoted to the Stalin rad The army Red aid Russian troops advanced in wo sectors on the steppes north of the It reported there frequent local encounters in eparate Red army tank following p an attack which folded back dvanced enemy lines upon the German flank northwest of the were reported to have killed bout 300 destroyed four eight 20 machine 14 aiggest tax bill in American his tory may be ready by the middle of next week for rich and poor after more than six months of con gressional adding and snarling and As the 14 members of a joint committee gathered for their first Senator George DGa said he saw no reason why all legis lative differences could not be com posed by with final roll calls completed early next Chairman Doughton DNC of the House ways and means com mittje said however there were numerous points yet to be agreed and declared the group would do well to finish early next More than a day in in creased excise levies will begin flowing into the treasury imme diately after the President signs the although the fruits of steeply increased individual in come and corporation taxes will not be garnered until next Cigar and cigarette taxes are due to go The tax on whisky and other distilled spirits will rise from a gallon to The tax on plane and bus now 5 per is scheduled to The federal charge against tele tolls will rise to 20 per cent of the total the present tax is 6 per cent on calls costing under 25 and a nickel for each 50 cents of higher priced The first conference on the big bill was scheduled but House conferees asked for addition al Estimates of yield from the new bill range from about a year to first figure by the treasury the latter by Chairman George of the Senate finance It is expected to increase total federal revenues to somewhere between 000 and Scrap Metal Collections Increase NEW average of more than 50 pound of metal per person was reportec today for ten leading states in th newspaper scrap collection cam paign and the piles were growin The total bounded to tons or 38 pounds per person fo the top 24 the newspaper united scrap metal drive commit tee with many commun ities unreported and the rest o the week to Donations ranging from horse shoes to bedsprings added to th piles of metal destined to kee Americas hungry steel mills op erating at top speed this wintei when scrap collections ordinaril Neckandneck races develope among states on a per capita basi with less than two pounds per per son separating Kansas and Neva which held win and place po Kansas total was un changed at or pounds for each and N vada averaged pounds with total of Utah was third with ton for an average of pounds pe Oregon and Rhode Islan were tied for the next spot wit pounds per Their to tals were and ton Five states were separated b less than five pounds per capit They were Pennsylvania with a average of pounds and a to Turn to Page 2 Blissfield Couple Are Married As Cupid Wins Battle With Mars Little Dan Cupid and the war god Mars collided yesterday after noon when Joseph Valdez and Miss Rita both of wanted to be married guessed little fellow with the bow and arrow won the de due to leave this morning with a Lenawee draft group for military service at Fort came to the court house yesterday afternoon at 4 oclock for a marriage The 21 yearold Blissfield man had made every arrangement for an immed iate marriage except He had neglected to obtain the written permission of the bridetobes Miss Nito is only 17 years In apredicament if there ever was appealed to Miss Alice deputy and she came to the Miss Welch agreedto take the Valdez Nito marriage license home with her from the court house and if Valdez brought back the no tarized copy of permission from the brides the license would be The prospec tive bridegroom returned to Bliss obtained the necessary writ ten and at 7 oclock was back In Adrian with the no tarized also Augustine his Nito was brought along just in case there was more Valdez and Nito then returned to Blissfield where the wedding ceremony was ed by Justice This morning bright and Val dez 14 ing AFL molders and brass worker returned to work at the Western Cartridge Company plant toda ending a fourday walkout the paralyzed vital munitions produ The with only a scatte ing of approved the return t work at a mass meeting called la night after a directive from tl War Labor Board to both the com pany and union that work be r sumed The board promised the strike that it would send a special repr sentative to Alton to assist in se tling the unions first time the board ever had take such In board membe said their proposal was merely stop gap to provide a temporary adjustment until the workers o ficial bargaining agent could be d Company officials replied the welcomed decision wholehear emy Planes A nd Ships A re Wrecked In Whole Pacific War Zone U Activities Concentrated Around Cape of Good Hope 14 auth iritative British source said today German submarine warfare las been intensified in the are iround the Cape of Good in licating that Uboats are being forced further afield by the de ensiveoffensive tactics of th Jnited Previous enemy efforts in thi around the southern point o Africa on the main seaway con necting United tales with the middle China and had been chiefly mine sowing and occasional surface o Uboat We now see a new phase begin ning with Uboat said this who insisted on This informant said the Nazi presumably were operating with a complete supply setup since be uneconomical to send a submarine from France to the cap without some source of supply in the One of the best means of com ating the subsurface menace would be to destroy re ueling he declarin that United Nations warships prob ably were now trying to seek ou supply ships and possible shor Because of the dangers of th short route through the embattle the rounding o he Cape of Good Hope has becom the vital avenue for supplies fron America and Britain not only fo STorth Africa but also for India Russia and Britains occupation of Mada keyed directly to wa to prevent the Japanese from est ablishing submarine bases on th Indian Ocean side of the cape an converting the Mozambique Chan nel off Southeast Africa into a tra for allied The Germans themselves hav reported an intensification of sub marine operations off South Africa A communique last fo which there is no sai 12 United Nations merchantmen had been sunk directly before th Harbor of South Africa is Told Goering Massing A Vast Fortune NEW 14 Th British Broadcasting Company telling Europe in multilanguag broadcasts that Reichsmarshal Her man Goering has massed a vas fortune in war profits and has de posited about in foreign including the Unite These heard here b said one of the Reichsmarsh als latest acquisitions was a vill in near Stockholm which he bought in the name of h Frau von Villenmo and where he hope to live in ease after the collapse o The BBC broadcast said Goe ing holds life insurance of Amer Swedish and Dutc and has made inves ments Pennsylvania and linois Central Bethlehem Steel and Cities In BBC abou in bonds were deposite for him in a Japanese bank in Sar and about foreign currency is being held fo him by an importing firm in Chi cago and broker in BBC said the investments an deposits made through 6 JAPANESE VESSELS guns and several trucks with sup The communique said 22 snipers one Russian detachment had ain 323 Germans in two weeks of his The midnight communique re orted the defenders of Stalingrad ewon firing points along a subur an street yielded to the Germans Monday and attacking guardsmen ressed back advanced lines of the azi flank northwest of the Mass attacks generallygave way gain to artillery and mortar duel ng in the struggle to decide nether Axis or Soviet troops will rinter in the Frost whitened breaths of the soldiers on this 1st day of a siege begun Au usts Defense Crisis Eased Appreciable easing of the defense risis was indicated in the Soviet nformation bureaus midnight re ort Our troops recaptured positions ost on the previous day in one of citys northwestern n other sectors artillery and mor ar duels took Our artillery re destroyed three German hree artillery batteries and 16 mortar demolished 10 lockhouses and wiped out about a ompany of German Northwest of Stalingrad our roops continued to defend their ormer positions and on some sec ors carried out reconnaissance attacked the nemys forward pressed back he Germans somewhat and de troyed an antitank gun and 16 The communique said tanks and Dlanes supported two German in antry battalions in an attack on a led army position in the Mozdok egion of the central but he defenders slew about cap ured supplies and hurled the sur vivors back to their original Improvement of the Soviet posi ion southeast of in he battle for a mountain highway down the Black Sea was sak have followed the rout by Rec marines of an attack hi which two enemy infantry companies were wiped out and three tanks were Again a relatively heavy loca action was reported from the northwestern above Moscow vhere Red army forces were cred ted with repulsing Nazi About 400 Germans were he communiquS and the Soviet troops captured a large amount of K i s k a Blasted Japanese Ground Forces Are Pushed Back in New Guinea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS growing prowess of American sea air power had given the Jap nese a sixday plummeling today lat wrecked enemy planes nd equipment throughout the hole Pacific battle zone from the Ueutians to the Communiques from the three ctive war fronts presented this icture of United States and allied ghting successes SOLOMON heavy four destroyers and a trans ort sunk another destroyer prob bly sunk three cruisers torpedo d and one severely eight four fighter planes and iree seaplanes ALEUTIAN camps and hangars at he invaders lone remaining foot blasted by aerial bombs and urned by Resistance as relatively NEW ground orces pushed back in the tanley mountains toward theii okoda base by Douglas Mac allied troops while heavy ombers dropped ex losives on the Japanese air base t New Ground d aircraft smashed by direct The American the navj lost adestroyer and twc ghter planes in the All and allied bombers re urned from the Aleutian and New Jritain raids although some suf ered minor 260 Planes Destroyed Japans losses as disclosed by lavy communiques yesterday and ast pushed her total Solo mon Islands toll to 260 destroyed eight vessels three irobably sunk and 37 he announced American total was 0 lost The latest series of beatings ad ministered to the Japanese in the outheastern Pacific started 9 vhen marine corps aircraft damag two cruisers and shot down three On the night of United States cruisers and destroyers sur mised Japanese vessels attempting o land reinforcements on Guadal anal Island and with torpedoes and gunfire sank a ton heavy four destroyers and a on The enemy sank a iestroyer unidentified as yet by he Turn to Page 7 14 States fighter planes won thei first major victory of the Middle East war yesterday when 12 o them fought 20 Messehschmitts ov er the German lines and shot down a statement from United States army headquarters said to A third German plane was dam aged and the rest were forced tc the statement Although American ani medium bombers have played ar active role in this theater for sev eral this was described a the first important combat fo United States The successful American airme were Second Lieutenant Arnold D Jaqua of South wh got one Messerschmitt and dam aged and First Lieutenan George Mobba of Little Rock who bagged the other Messer RAF beating off an al most constant stream of Axis bomb ers over shot down 17 planes making a three day total of 56 planes destroy ed and more than 50 badly damag a joint RAFBritish headquart ers communique said Enemy activity over Malta wa continued and again our fighter successfully broke up all attack before damage could be the communique The British defenders of the is which is a constant threat t Axis convoys moving across th lost only one Spit fire In addition to th 17 planes reported destroyec many others were th communique Heavy and medium bombers a tacked Tobruk and along the nort Africancoast and night fighter carried out an offensive sweep ove it was BERLIN From German Broad casts 14 aeria combats over the British Mediter ranean bastion of Malta were ported today by the German nig command which1 said that one Ger man bomber was lost but that e corting fighters shot down 13 Bri ish planes without loss to them The Italians claimed 19 Spitfire were destroyed by Axis aerial fo matibns said four of our own planes are missing operations of last too 14 and Stockholm correspondents of the National Zeitung of Basel reported ndications today of a German Italian disagreement which might cost Italy her Adriatic port of Trieste and one dispatch said the rift stemmed partly from recent ItalianAmerican The Stockholm correspondent quoted the Dagens Ny as reporting that German Italian differences were accentu ated by Italian permission for My ron Taylors plane to land at Rome when the special envoy of President Roosevelt was on his way recently to conferences with the Pope at the Also re ported adding tinder was the an nouncement by Attorney Gen eral Francis Biddle that Italians in the United States no longer be under restrictions as enemy The Istanbul saicr that a new meeting of Hitler and Mussolini was expected and that rumors had been in Turkey that Germany wanted to take over full control of BULLETINS 14 The United Aline Workers of Amer ica today agreed to work a sixday and asked the government to cooperate with them on transpor prices and priorities on mining equipment and After an hours the 31th convention accepted the scale com mittees recommendation for a 42 hour as requested by Solid Fuels Coordinator Ickes for the remaining contract period ending next March 14 blunted German salient reaching toward the Volga was hemmed in tighter today by new Russian gains northwest and south of Sta and battlefront dispatches reported that even in the debris strewn streets of the city Red army counterattacks had rolled the Nazis Thus in the 51st day of Stalin grads siege Hitlers mightiest 1912 onslaught appeared to have lost with barely another month until the present biting chill of autumn on the steppes gives way to the second winter of the war in
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