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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 19, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN MILY TELEGRAM Cooler WeattKr m Pan OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 PHASES OF fS Committee Named to Counsel With Ruthven and Univer sity War Board SCHEDULE MEETING TODAY ANN Oct 19 University of Michigan members of a unprecedented committee on war scheduled a meeting in Detroit today that one member said would attempt to make the universitys contribution to the war vastly greater than it has been in the past The John Lynch of Alfred Connable of Ann and David Crowley of Detroit was appointed to the new body after a torrid regents meeting In the course of the session some phases of the universitys war atti tude were bitterly and the committee was created by a unanimous vote to counsel with President Alexander Ruthven and the university war A speech made to freshmen on September 28 precipitated the ac In that speech Ruthven said in part You know that many mistakes have been made since Pearl Har and you may be sure that there will be more You will if you have not already done that the war effort is tainted with selfishness and You know that old men make but young men have to fight and that this one in the words of John Mason Come justly upon us who are and unjustly upon those who are young I admit to much as I dislike that some of our educators seem to have lost sight of the important objectives of edu cation as well as the war We are engaged in the dirty business of You did not start the but you will have to carry it Yours will be the major All I am saying is even in such a time and under such it is not your sole mission in life to learn to no matter what you are Herberts fcjtement Accompanying the announce ment of the new committees or ganization Vpasa brief statement from Regent Joseph of chairman of the re gents committee on educational Herbert said that it would be the universitys policy to Encourage its students to par ticipate actively and patriotically in the war effort to aid in their preparation for war service to de vote its facilities and resources to such and to cooperate with the agencies of the govern ment dealing with these Connable said today that he ex pected the committee to call for an immediate inventory from Ruthven of all university facilities and manpower that could be put to fuller use for the and on the basis of that study would later make specific Connable left little doubt that he regarded the committee as an agency that would take an active role in future university We are going to try our hardest to bring the University of Michi gan management and operation closer to the people of the state and to bring the regents closer to the students on the he Turn to Page 9 Adrian Residents to Notify Chamber If Rooms Are Available With 600 or 700 delegates coming here next week for the annual con vention of the Michigan State between 200 and 250 rooms in private residences will be needed to care for the visitors and secretary of the Chamber of today appealed to Adrian residents for help in caring for the The city doesnt begin to have sufficient hotel accommodations to care for the he and it will be necessary for the people of the city to demonstrate Adrians hospitality by furnishing rooms for the Most of the grange convention delegates are expected here next Monday and they will remain until Saturday The standard room charge will be a a day per couple or for the Billings urged that Adrian resi dents with rooms available fill out the following coupon and mailit to the Chamber Commerce of fice Secretary Chamber of Commerce avail able Oct 26 to 31 with accommoda tions for persons for the annual convention of the Michigan State Name Address NAZIS FAN OUT ON VOLGA KARPOVKA SLOBODA STALINGRAD BASARGINO BKETOVKA ROADS CANAL Germans striking north and south along the Volga to be making the Russian position more serious than from nearly won positions in Stalingrad are reported at any time during the Almost Every County Office Benefits By Action The Lenawee county board of supervisors voted salary increases in nearly every department of the county government Total increases over last year amount roughly to but part of this amount has been paid to clerical help since the supervisors granted a 10 per cent raise at the June All department heads were bene fitted by the action of the with the exception of the The salary committee recommend ed that the sheriff be paid the same salary as last Four full time re ceived a lump raise of which means an increase of per The supervisors also created a new position in the county by lump ing together duties of extra drain com missioner and the Soldiers and Sailors Relief and making it a fulltime job for one person at for clerks for each of the offices as reported by the salary committee amounted to per The largest single increase went to Judge Tripp of the pro bate who will receive a year instead of Salaries of the county county register of deeds and prose cuting attorney were each in creased Next year the treas urer will receive the clerk the registers and the prosecuting attorney A increase also was recommended for Drain Commissioner Archie Bruce but on motion of John Robertson of Ogden township the board voted an increase of to bring the salary to per See Page 9 NAZIS GAIN AGAIN IN STALINGRAD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 19 German advancing over the bodies of hundreds of their added a new block of Stalingrads crumbl ing buildings to their holdings within the city today as the Rus sian defenders moved in fresh troops in a desperate effort to blunt and defeat the latest Nazi as now in its sixth Earlier reports had placed the fiercest fighting in the besieged city in the northern factory area and it was assumed that the new German gain was registered Hundreds of enemy dead were left the street and 18 tanks were knocked the Fourteen German planes sup porting the German assault were brought down by Red air force pilots and antiaircraft the communique indicating the intensity of the German drive toward their Among the Axis troops thrown into the storming battle for Stalin the Russians was the Croatian legion of forming part the 100th German light infantry Pravda reported that of the orig inal members of this legion only a single company or approxi mately 200 men remained as the German commanders relentlessly pushed their troops toward the Volga The fighting northeast of Stalin grad was only of local the communique but it added that a German concentration of Turn to RUSSIANS Page 2 President of Baptist Convention Will Here December 1 As Minister of Adrian Church The Paul Wengel of De troit Will Replace Coers As Baptist Minister The Paul pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for the last 13 who was to arrive in Adrian today as president pi the 100th annual Michigan Baptist will return December 1 as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wengel succeed the Morris Coers as pastor of the Adrian Coers resigned several weeks ago to become a Red Cross field The announce ment that Wengel would become pastor of the Adrian church was made at regular services yes terday in which the Ralph executive secretary of the Michigan Baptist par A farewell talk by Coers was broadcast to the con gregation from a recording recent ly made at Los Coers now is on his way overseas to a Red Cross post Wengel was born and edu cated in and received his professional training at the University of He also took graduate work at the Kansas City School of Law and the Rochester Baptist After serving as senior inspector for the Bureau of Standards he has held two important pas one of eight years in and the other of 13 years hi Detroit He has been a director of the board of the Rochester Baptist chair man of the board of Roger Williams Press of mod erator of the Detroit Baptist Association and now holds the highest office in the Michigan Bap tist In recent years Wengel has been particularly interested in the education and evangelistic ap Tho Paul Wengel proach to church and church school problems and has been particularly both He was married to Miss Katherine Ross of Rochester in 1918 andhas three teen age Naomi and Wengel will deliver the opening address of the 1942 Bap tist meeting Tuesday afternoon at the church on the The Will to Delegates from all over Michigan were arriving in the city this afternoon and Bow associate and field representa tive of the Ohio was to deliver anaddress tonight at oclock in the churchon the topic Pioneer The convention will get full swingtomorrow and will continue through Thurs OF ALLIED AIMS Told to Cease Work When Raid Alarms Are Heard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bomb ers intend to disorganize the Nazi transportation system in Holland by smashing at railroad yards and canal The Netherlands governmentinexile warned the home population last night as the lightninglike RAF raid on the Schneider Armament Works in oc cupied France emphasized anew the tremendous power and possi bilities of the allied air Dutch railway workers were warned to stop work immediately when air alarms sounded and civilians were advised not to use railway trains during the evening German transportation sysy that weak spots have developed in the enemys war the broadcast statement of the govern mentinexile The allies know these weak They must strike as hard as they can to hasten the end of the The warning said that trains standing on railway sidings during evenings and nights are likely to be bombed and that freight trains also would be bombed by daylight whenever reconnaissance was pos Barges and other vessels on and rivers willbe attacked by fighter The statement acknowledged that the attacks would increase the difficulties of the home but said it was counting on approv al ofthe measures and added The allies of spare population as much as Saturdays flight of 94 heavily loaded RAF Lancaster bombers to the Schneider works at Le occupied and the precise and devastating sevenminute at tack on that important target was discussed enthusiastically here to day as a new advance in allied bombing Turn to Page 2 United Nations Cargo Ships Sunk By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven United Nations cargo ships last week were announced sunk in western Atlantic bringing deathto 233 in cluding women and The sinkings brought to 494 the Associated Press tabulation of an nounced allied and neutral nations merchant ship losses by submarine attack in those waters since Pearl lives of 137 women and children were lost when Uboats slipped into Canadian coastal wa ters and sank the British ferry sink ing of the war reported in that Brazil announced the sinking of two freighters torpedoed off South bringing to 21 Brazils cargo ship losses of Other merchant vessels an nounced sunk during the week were two one Panaman ian and oneunidentified KING INJURED BERLIN From German Broad Oct 19 Christian X of Denmark was injured today by a fall from his horse and the In view of his is causing great anxiety throughout the Transocean Agency reported from The who recently recov ered from a gall bladder went on his habitual morning ride and shortly after he left the Ama lienborg royalpalace his horse shied for some unknown then the dispatch The king succeeded in reining in his but it stopped so suddenly that the king was thrown and his head hit a N NOW REPORTS INDICATE Desertions and Sui cides On Increase Hun dreds of Nazis Jailed REPORT UNREST GROWING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 19 suicides and general morale are on the in crease among the German troops of occupation in the Norwegian government in exile was informed today fresh reports brought out of the home Two concentration camps were reported opened formutin eers along the Finnish frontier and at Nazis were said to be confined in one of thenv One authoritative account said that German soldiers station ed north of Kirkenes rebelled against an order for them to go to Russian and that one of out every ten was ordered The or der had be this report went because Nazi firing squads refused to shoot the men and the rebels were sentto concen tration camps Suicides were declared mounting at an alarming and deserters were reported leaving hi increasing making their way across the Finnish frontier along routes outlined in leaflets dropped from Russian Accounts of Hitlers troubles within his own army were coupled with growing unrest among the conquered peoples of belling at the Nazi campaign to recruit labor for war In both occupied and unoccupied France the Nazis were increasing their pressure with 500 Gestapo agents reported assigned the task of rounding up workers hi the VichyRule zone Severe Climate Blamed Norwegian circles here attribut ed the slackening Nazi morale in Norway to the severe par ticularly in the Far North to vir tually no home fears of being sent to the Russian front and the coldshoulder attitude of per cent of the Norwegian German and Italian troops were said to have f bred on a crowd of Greek transport workers in The number casualties was Fighting French agerijrsaid the Vichy government in its efforts to re cruit enough workers to satisfy German had agreed to naturalize the secret police agents to facilitate their Pierre Lavals legionnaires and members of the proNazi French popular front of Jacques Doriot will with the Gestapo who operate in small flying the agency Turn to Page 2 HOW THEY VOTED Oct 19 W With two exceptions all Michigans representatives approved a bill passed by the House late Saturday making 18 and 19yearold youths eligible for Rudolph Tenerowicz D was opposed and the vote of Fred Crawford R was not on Americans Continue Assault On Kiska HEADQUARTERS ALASKA DEFENSE their assault on Kis Japans last foothold in the American fliers yester day reported the probable destruc tion of two Japanese destroyers a few miles west of that Shortly other re turning from reconnaissance disclosed the Japanese are rainforcing their Kiska building new installations on the south side of the island at Ger trude Some of the rein it is believed came from other Aletutian islands which frequent American bombings have made The aerial attack on the war ships 16 was conducted by five of the United States B26 bomb It left the destroyers smoking and their crews splashing about in the cold waters of the North Warren Beth of Fre led the bombers into the battle and had his men flying so low they had to pull up to clear the masts of their Heavy antiaircraft failedto stop the 45 minute Shortly after Capt Richards Saltes of had scored hits on one destroyer a heavy apparently just behind the was Other explosions followed on both ships and black smoke curled into the BULLETIN The Administration agreed today to a delay until Thursday of Sen ate debate on legislation to sub ject 18 and 19 year old men to the military draft Democratic leader Barkley ol Kentucky said he and Republican Leader McNary of Oregon bad agreed on the postponement to await the return of several absent The House passed the bill by an overwhelming vote Sat Vandenberg announced just before the Senate convened that he was in troducing a constitutional amend ment which would lower the legal voting agefrom 21 to MacArthurs Bombers Pound Japs As They Prepare For FullScale Guadalcanal Push Seek To Put 3 Important Bills On Presidents Desk This Week The administration sought to dyna mite a legislative logjam in the Senate today in an effort to put three important propos al to draft 18 and the recordbreaking tax bill and a appropriations measure President Roosevelts desk be fore the end of the The appropriations carrying about for the had the right way and leaders hoped to obtain its speedy passage to clear the tracks for consideration tomorrow of the Selective Service The House passed the latter bill by a vote of 345 to 16 on There was a possibility that Re publican Leader McNary of Ore gon would seek to delay action on this proposal until several absent senators could return later in the Democratic Leader Bark ley of Kentucky said he had not yet decided whether to insist on the start of debate Final congressional approval of the tax bill by Tuesday was re garded as a foregone Leaders wanted to get it the President for his signature by Wednesday so that increased ex cise taxes could go into effect on The House was due to act first on the Conference Commit tee report on the tax delivered two days There was little to the huge appropriations and indications were that a ma jority of the Senate was prepared to go along on the drafting of 18 and 19 year olds with only minor Pearson Says Com mander Had 11 Hours No tice of Jap Attack Oct 19 Drew news declared in a radio broadcast last night that the navy was taken by surprise in the Solomons last although the United States commander had about 11 hours notice of the approach of a Jap anese fleet One reason behind our predica ment in the Solomon Pearson said in a Blue Network goes back to one day after the Marines landed when we suffered the terrific loss of four heavy That defeat was either a case of very bad judgment or came close to being another Pearl Har The navy was taken by Jap ships stole up in the night According to dispatches from the men were running to their battle stations only afterthe first Jap salvos There was time to do little firing Like Pearl there was every reason to be prepared and ready for the Word was flashed to the commander at 3 the afternoon of the battle that the Jap fleet was approach This gave the navy about 11 hours to 1 planes had re ported that the Jap fleet was ap proaching at a sustained speed of 30 it then being about 300 miles But unfortunately the commander did not be lieve the Japs could sustain a speed of 30 Most fleets slow down when cruising to save fuel and wear and tear on the Japs dont follow the usual rules of Mistakes of judgment are understandable in the heat of battle and the US commander went ashore to confer with the Marine Corps commander regarding measures to combat the Jap The Japs arrived exactly on sight of them was an old jalopy of a probably a which fluttered very slow ly perhans not than 75 miles an dropping flares over the The water was lit up like Jap destroyers and cruisers dashed at full speed behind Savo Island firing at point blank ranee of 1500 Someof the Jap ships were de stroyers and no match for our heavy for some reason our ships were apparently not primed and ready to fire first AUCTIONS 21st southwest at Victor See on Market Page Public sale west of Drake See Market Public auction northwest of Bluebird Filling Linehan Llne See on Market changes in the Houseapproved Senator La Follette predicted an effort would be made to adopt a HouSe provisiondelay ing the induction of high school and college students until the close of the academic year next The Senate version would defer only high schoolstudents and then only until the end of the current LaFollette said he but had no plans to an amendment which would prevent any of the sent into combat until they had had a years army training in this country Such a proposal was beaten In the House and Senator Connally said he thought most Senators would side with army leaders against the In the backgjround for later Sen ate consideration were two other pressing legis lation and a Houseapproved bill abolishing state poll The Senate Military Committee will begin hearings on four manpower bills Wednesday but informed leg islators said the poll tax was not likely to come to a vote in the Senate until after the 3 Confesses Shooting Hunting Partner After Argument Oct of was sched uled for arraignment today in Jus time Court on a charge of mur der in the fatal shooting of James also of at the farm home of Holestnes mother early Prosecutor Ward Atkins said Saturday night that Fink had con fessed killing Holestne with a 12 an argument but ithat he contended had also fired at him n Holestne and also of had gone to the farm on a hunting trip after Broome had re the other two became In volved In According to the story related to the prosecutor by Hol estne declared that Unionism and Naziism are about the At Fink he accused Hol estne of being a Nazi and received the reply Im damn proud to be a Fink told the he seized the shotgun and fired at Holestne a a second before he fired at me with a similar Sheriffs officers said they found both guns had been Americans Urged To Go to the Polls Oct Former President Herbert Hoover urges all American voters to go to the polls 3 as one means of notifying the totalitarian powers that the spirit of Democracy still lives within Hoover said exercise of the fran chise would result in the preserva tion of individual liberties neces sarily yielded to the government in The former Presi dents statement was published in the current issue of Pathfinder released Total Hoover re quires the total direction of civil ian energies by the government but the profound essential today is that we preserve the instru ments for safeguarding individual liberties after the conflict The greatest of all these safe guards are the the bal lot and the twoparty UNEXPECTED VISITORS BATTLE Oct and Clarence Sass and the latters Mary expected a quiet and pleasant hi their Pleasant home count ing on the front off its in barged an auto mobilewhich had crossed the mounted the porch andrun right jlnto the living The family scattered and the auto stopped only after it had molished a partition between the living room and a Out of the car climbed three as the machine took Battle Creek township firemen extinguished the blaze before it ignited the MEDAL Alaska De fense 19 OP Among 21 enlisted men awarded medals Simon Buckner for meritoriousacts while making repeated day and night overwater instrument flights in icy conditions to attack the Jap western Aleutians was Pvt Harry Arnold of Grand 22 Tons of Bombs Dropped In 2nd Successive Night Raid On Buin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct ing off aerial attempts tosoften them American forces en trenched on Guadalcanal Island braced themselves today for an ex pected fullscale assault by large numbers of Japanese land As the enemy moved his artillery into position and placed troops and equipment at strategic spots along theislands north General MacArthurs headquarters in Aus tralia sent out four waves of heavy bombers to harrass Japanese sup ply lines and depots in a wide sweep over the northwest Solo Whether the vigor of these coupled with the devas tating reception accorded enemy raiders over was de laying a frontal assault by land troops could only be Heavy concentrations of support ing enemy ships in the BuinShort land area to the northwest were the special target of allied bombers which were believed to have hit three cruisers and several other A communique from Mac Arthurs reporting the second successive night attack on said the airdrome used by the Japanese in their Solomons op erations was bombed After lighting up the crowded harbor with parachute the allied raiders spilled 22 tons of including many thousand on the enemy ships be In the last of the four attacks a cargo vessel was strafed and set afire and seven flying boats were Vessels Fiercely The last raid saw enemy vessels burning fiercely as the resultof the communique An Indication that the American held airfield on Guadalcanal was still intact despite recent bombard ments by enemy surf vessels and air raids was seen In yesterdays navy communique which reported that army flying fortresses and navy and marine corps aircraft had repeatedly attacked enemy troops assembled in force on the north west end of The navy said United States fighters and antiaircraft batteries completely wiped out a flight of 14 enemy bombers that raided the airfield with an escort of eight fighters on Saturday Two of the fighters also were The same another group of about 15 enemy bombers and a number of fighters carried out a second raid with bet ter for Only one enemy bomber was reported probably de United States losses in the two raids consisted of one MacArthurs headquarters re ported that the tempo of ground fighting in New Guinea was step ping up as Australian jungle troops encountering resistance in theic push toward the Japanese base at Within 12 miles of their the Australians met Japanese all of which were repulsed with heavy loss to the Closer in the Aleutian Is land the navy reported two Japanese destroyers were hit dur ing a low altitude Attack by army Marauder bombers on When last seen northwest of both destroyers were on fire and were being abandoned by their War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FAB troops on prepare for fullscale land assault by Japanese forces as Allied planes hit at enemy ship reporting three a seaplane tender and several other vessels believed hit in BuinShort land Australian land forces push back Japanese in New NORTH Navy credits Army bombers with scoring five hits on one Japanese destroyer and four on another northwest of Kiska in the continue to move fresh troops across Volga for last ditch stand at Stalingrad as Ger mans claim industrial area of city now mopped Russians say Nazis slain on Sunday WESTERN EUROPE London experiences three bombfree alerts as Nazi planes cause considerable damage daylight raids oh chan nel coast Netherlands gov ernmentiuexile announces Allies intend to smash at Germancon trolled railway yards and canal shipping hi Force of 500 German Gestapo agents naturalized in unoccupied France to quell up risings from roundup of French workers for German war indus