Tuesday, October 20, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weatber DetaHi on Two OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 BE HANDLED BY THE Will Receive and Collect Them 100 Turned In Al ready by Adrian Motorists ONLY 5 TIRES TO A CAR The biggest tire sale in all his tory is with Uncle Sam the pur The government is pre pared to spend in buy ing surplus tires from car that all in excess of And the owner must sell or he cant get any Adrian drivers have already turned in about a hundred Registration for gasoline ration ing begins November 9 and ration ing is to begin November But you will get a gas ration book only on two conditions You must swear that you do not have more than five tires for each car you You must agree to periodic inspection and you must have il The fivetire will be enforc ed not only by refusal of but by fine and imprisonment Meanwhile the sale of extra tires is rapidly getting under The Office of Price Administration has arranged with the Railway Express Company to receive and pick up the tires and deliver them at 160 warehouses throughout the coun What To Do The Railway Express has of fices in Britton Cemen Jasper Manitou Onsted and The com pany has delivery and pickup serv ice only in Adrian at other points tires must be brought to the ex press The Adrian express office is in the New York Central passenger telephone Tires may be left or the express com pany will pick them up on request Thus far about half the tires offer ed have been brought the others picked One motorist turned in three the rest one Turn to TIRES Page 9 TO m WAR PLANT Adelbert commissioner o public was notified yesterday that have approved federal agencies the construction of new concrete pavement on East Beecher and Treat Streets near the new war plant The projects approved includ the construction of a 36foot wid pavement on East Beecher Stree east from Treat Street a distano of feet On Treat Street a new pavement 22 feet wide will be constructed from the Beeche Street intersection southeast for a distance of feet It is believed that the project also will include the straightening of the curve on Treat Street near the city The notice from Bar rows of the engineering corps in Detroit stated that state highway engineers are to prepare plans and specifications for the projects im mediately and bids will be sough when the plans are I is probable that work will not b started for several The proposal to improve th streets in the vicinity of the wa plant started with a petition to th federal agency from the Adrian department of public improvements and the county road commission The request asked for federal ai in constructing the new pavement Government engineers cam here last summer to make a sur Commissioner Vedder said has not been informed how the pro jects will be A govern ment engineer asked him som time ago if Adrian would be willini to help bear the I tolc him that it costs the city to maintain that section of Beache Street he and that we a least could contribute the cost o maintenance toward the new pro AIRCRAFT CARRIER ATTACKED IN CONVOY A water geyser rises as a bomb explodes near an aircraft carrier in the midst of a Russiabound con which fought through a fourday attack by enemy torpedo planes and Uboats to deliver The picture was taken t from the aircraft carrier at which the bomb was 400 DELEGATES HERE Formal Opening of Convention This Afternoon In stating that approximately 400 delegates and visitors have regis tered for the Michigan Baptist Con vention being held here this the executive secretary of the today extended his thanks to the local housing committee for its efforts and to the Adrian families of all denominations who have opened their homes to our The first meeting of the conven tion Was held last night in the Bap tist church and was attended by approximately 600 who for 15 years has served as executive secretary of the council of finance and promo gave an address on Pioneer An evangelistic address al so was given by the Warner Highlight of this mornings pro gram was the Pastors was conducted by Bowler Preceding the busi ness of the devotions were giv en by the Theodore Bubeck and the song service was led by the Achie The womens meeting was also held this morning with Lienau presiding and Allen Crow acting as song An installa Turn to Page 6 GERMAN FERRY IS TORPEDOED 4 NAZIS DEAD Oct 20 jp Four German soldiers were an unknown number drown ed and 29 others wounded yester day when an unidentified subma rine torpedoed the German ferry Deutschland as it was transporting Nazi troops across the Baltic Sea from to The ferry did not sink and was brought into where the German troops were to be put aboard trains for the return by sealed train to They were returning from furloughs in Those drowned were blown over board by the A Swedish ferry some 500 yards behind the German vessel was not Ambassador To Moscow Home Oct 20 UP Admiral William Unit ed States ambassador to has arrived to report to President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hull on the diplomatic and mili tary phases of the Russian situa It was not immediately disclosed when he would confer with and the President the He reached Washington last night Admiral Standley left Moscow shortly after the visit of Wendel Willkie and the latters meeting with Premier Josef meet ing which created worldwide dis cussion when Willkie emerged with a statement urging prompt opening of a second front and suggesting that Allied military chiefs might need a little prodding in that At the time of the ambassadors departure from accom panied by his naval and military President Roosevelt dis couraged any inclination to attach special significance to his return the United He said the ambassador simply home to other The AmericanSwedish news ex change in New York said ferry service on the SassnitzTrelleborg immediately Deutschland were being returned to Norway through Sweden under the terms of a SwedishGerman agreement which grants transit rights for sealed trains carrying unarmed line was suspended after the The troops on the German troops under certain con Failure To Control Wabash Speed Caused Train Says Failure to control the speed of the Wabash passenger train in compliance with signal indications caused the train crash at Raisin Center August 17 in which two Wabash trainmen were the Interstate Commerce Commission reported today in The westbound Wabash passen ger tram plowed into the center of a New York Central freight train at a crossing about four miles east of Henrick of the Wabash was Wiled instantly and his Herbert also of died three hours later in Bixby hospi tal from The Wabash loco motive was derailed and turned ov Cars in the center section of the freight also were Traffic on the double track Wabash Ime and the single track New York Central road was held up for sev eral The crossing was protected by an automatic light The first train to enter the signal cir cuit some distance from the inter section has the right of way over the other Members of the New York Central freight train said that they had the green light when they entered the circuit After the the signal gov erning the passenger train was in the stop corroborating the statement of the freight train The brakes on the passenger had been set for some time before the collision anc the trains speed had been ma terially Passengers re ported that they experienced a slight jolt that knocked ljuggage off the racks and knocked ash trays onto the floors of the cars but it wasnt sufficient to throw pas sengers out of their As far as could be determined none of the passengers were A railroad hearing was con ducted at a few days after the collision by Wabash and New York Central officials Interstate Commerce Commission representatives were in attendance along a representative of the Michigan Public Service Commis A transcript of the testimony was forwarded to the Interstate Commerce Commission in Wash TAX IT Seeks Delinquent Taxes As sessed Before 1933 A suit has been started in circuit court by the board of education ot Adrian against George treasurer of Madison for payment of the board claims is due in delinquent The board claims the money was collected after the voters of Madi son township voted to be discon nected from the city school district in but is for the taxes payable prior to that Judge Arthur Rathbun issued a writ which orders Kunze either to pay the amount claimed or show the court November 9 why payment can not or will not be The dispute has developed over a period of ten A district described as Town 7 Range 3 East of Madison which lies south of was part ol the Adrian school district when it was organized by the state legis lature in In a special act of the legislature disconnected the area in question from the city The proposal was rati fied and adopted by the Madison township Before the area was taken out of the Adrian school district it paid taxes to maintain the city and some delin quent taxes were unpaid at the time of the severance July Since some delinquent taxes have been collected and are the Adrian board The petition to the court says that the county treasurer has col lected or more from Madi son township on these delinquent and has returned the money to the Madison township 4 REGISTRATION PLACES FOR TRUCKS ARE NAMED Ellis chairman of the Lenawee County Triple A commit announced today that four places hi the county have been designated as registration places for farmers who must register their trucks October 23 and Registrants should take with them any records they may have kept covering the operation o their truck from Ja ary 1941 to the present the applicatioi instruction book and mailing envelope if they go to the farn transportation for assis tance in filling out All trucks are required to carry a certificate of war necessity after November in order to obtain gaso1 recaps or repair The registration places are basement of the Armory council room Tecumseh council room high schoo and they will be open from 9 until S each day Sparks from the Lapham Barn Carried to Wilkins Farm Special to The Telegram Oct barns each less than a quarter of a mile rom the Onsted were destroyed by fires yesterday after the second catching fir while the firemen were fighting the first The two trucks responded to an alarm from the farm of Mar garet Lapham just west of th schoolhouse at 4 oclock and abou a half hour later the barn on th John Wilkins farm just south o he schoolhouse caught pre sumably from sparks carried on tlv wind which was blowing from th One truck went to the Wilkins arm and a call was sent for thi rural truck from The fire on the Lapham farm started in some straw in the wes eittdjpf unknowi 50 a iayv 300 and 17 bushels of oats owned by Paul Har wood and about worth of tool and grain owned by Cecil Pawsor who lives on the farm and a cov jam 18 by 20 feet were destroyet The main barn was 38 by 60 feet The loss to the buildings is parti covered by insurance but Paw son carried no insurance on th The loss has not bee Wilkins was away from lome and Wilkins discovere the fire in their She stoppe passing motorist who drove t the Lapham farm and notified th The Onsted as sisted by the Adrian de voted their attention to saving th other buildings as the fire in th barn was beyond The loss in addition to the bar which was 36 by 70 include four three a tracto a pickup about 250 bushel of a ton of three ton of loose 265 bales of a to of straw and two barrels of bean The which has not been esti is covered by WILL AM EXPECT SPEEDY APPROVAL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct gress was ready to submit formal to the American people today biggest tax bill in history as he first great installment on the The legislation adds an esti mated in new rev bringing to approximately the total to be col ected in Federal taxes for Both Senate and House were ex ected to give speedy approval to he compromise draft adopted Sat rday by a joint conference com thus routing it to Presi ent Roosevelts desk in time for he new excise taxes to become ap ilicable on This would put in the treasury next month over and beyond the excise evies now in The President must sign legis ation relating to excises 10 days before the first of the month on they in this case by Wednesday Treasury sources estimated that around of the tota 1943j revenues would be applied to var Total appropriations ind net contract authorizations loth approved and pending before ongress since July 1940 for de ense and war now ag regate Even while Congress was dis josing of the 601 page Revenue Treasury offi rials were saying ways must be found immediately to produce an Turn to Page 9 Judge Ferguson to Be Prin cipal Speaker Tonight Approximately 400 persons ar expected to attend the Republica dinner in the Masonic Temple to night for candidates for state an national Budd Good county said today Judge Homer candidat for the United States wi be the principal He wil be accompanied to Adrian b Eugene candidate fo lieutenantgovernor Hiram Ding candidate for secretary o state and Hale cand date for state Repre sentative Earl Michener is ex pected home from Washingto either today or and th county Republican organization hopeful that he will be at the din ner tonight Judge Ferguson will be the prin cipal The state candidate will be making their first appear ance time in Lenawee county at thi and will be introduced fo short Goodwin will be chairma of the and the coum Republican candidates and the wives have been assigned as hos and EXECUTE 14 HOSTAGES Oct 20 German authorities in the Nethe lands have executed 14 Dutc hostages in reprisal for sabotag a dispatch from the Hague to th Easier Nachrlchten reported toda Copies of Der Neue Tag of Pra gue received here reported th executions of four Czechs pn charges of high treason agains Germany and the German regim in TAX BILL READY FOR PEOPLE OF to Be Col lected In Federal Taxes In 1943 Jap Positions In Solomons Bombarded By Bombers And Guns Of Fleet Talk Revived of Debate Between Senator Judge Ferguson FOR p APATHY Student Editors Discuss Con troversy On War Attitude ANN Oct 20 student editors of the Michigai Daily University Michigan gresi derit of the was largely responsible for an apathy amon matched in few othe toward the nations wa The criticism appeared in an edi orial signed by Managing Edito rlomer Swander of Kalamazoo Editorial Director Morton Mintz o Ann and City Editor Will Sapp of 7 Discussing a campus tempes hat began when the univefsitj Doard of regents an un precedented threeman committe to counsel with Ruthven on matters of war the daily editorial asserted The fuss and fury over this new committee is Behind it naming is a longsmoldering dis satisfaction over the university war attitude to faculty members an regents have placed a sizeabl share of the blame for our inade quate contribution to the war el fort and the apathy among stu dents matched in few othe schools on President Ruthven1 own Turn to Page 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Talk of a series of campaign de ates between Senator Pren tiss Brown and his Republican Circuit Judge Homer was revived today al lough without positive assuran es that it could be The suggestion has been heard from both sides at intervals in the with both Brown and erguson expressing willingness if ates could be fitted into previous y established the matter now ests with the party r further steps beyond the stage f the informal proposal appear o lie with the chairmen of the iarty State Central harles Porritt of the Demo rats and John Dethmersof the If the debates proba ily would take place in the last week of the campaign in vhere the rivals will wind up their Senator who appeared n Kalamazoo and Calhoun coun ies Monday while Judge Fergu on delivered a radio address from plans to remain in Michi gan this week although the new ax bill and the 18 and 19year ild Draft Bill are expected to reach a vote in the Senate within that Information from Washing Brown has indicates that both bills will be passed with little imposition and that his presence will not be The Senator rebuked Judge Fer guson for making irresponsible He referred to Fer lusons assertion Sunday that does know The last bonded indebtedness o the Lenawee county road system has been leaving the roa commission without further finan cial obligation for past work George tol the board of supervisors in his port for the year ending October 1 The last payment amounted t and was for road construe tion in Hudson It wa the first time that the commissio has been free of bonded indebted ness since it was organized in 191 Taylor Facingprospect of reduced receipts from the gaso line and weight the retire ment of the last bond places th commission in a favorable financia position to weather condition caused by the Total disbursements for the year were A balance remains in the commi sions account BULLETIN Oct 20 House finished its work today on record tax will dip dee ly into the pocketbook of the inc vidnal American and into the cas registers of the nations The final House on standing vote of 130 to wi adoption of a compromise repo which adjusted 500odd differenc with the Senate on wartime re enne While the treasurys exper have estimated the wartime rev enue measure would bring in in new Chairman Doughton DNC of the ways an means committee reported to th House that it would yield a of ten billions and a net of eigh billion Report Says Officials Have Not Yet Mean Oct 20 complete reshuffling oftop war agencies a new super con rol board was recommended toda in a congressional report which iaid Those officials who have charge of the war production program in eluding the mobilization of man lower have yet grasped th meaning of modern The bristling with critic sm of the present was issu ed by the Special House Commit ee of National Defense Migration headed by Tolan It urged subordination of thi Production the Selec ive Service th War Manpower Commission and Office of Price Administration ti a new super agency to be known as the Office of War Asserting that our materials dis tribution system is breaking down and that hoarding of raw mater lals has become a nationwid the committee de clared This war can be lost in Wash mgton despite numerous re ten months afte Pearl businessasusua considerations still permeate th Washington wartime The proposed new which the committee said should be creat ed by legislative would b headed by a chairman and pri marily would be a policydeter mining New Setup Suggested Under it would be an Office o War exercising function now vested in WPB and the pro curement divisions of the th navy and the Maritime Commis sion an Office of War Manpower taking over most of the duties o the existing War Manpower Com mission and the Selective Servic Administration and an Office o Economic an opera ing agency in which the presen OPA would be the chief The and agencies in volved would be th committee without immec iate changes in The committee declared in its sixth formal report that the cur rent demand for the immediate pas sage of a national service act is symptom of prevailing administra tive shortcomings if no quickly faced and woul jeopardize the war effort The bare outlines for a nation war production program have no yet begun to it comment The committee said it believe the public was prepared to follov clear and simple directions but wa confused because of conflictin orders and demands emanatin from Washington Turn to Page 3 AUCTIONS Public sale west of Munson Drake Auct See Market Public auction northwest o Bluebird Filling Lteehan Line on Marke Auction west of North Morenc See on Marke IfcV Pa Auction sale west of Monroe fast See on Marke ie people he knows are Kelly and Nash in Hague in few Jersey and Pendergast in Cansas The Judge made his statement L reference to Browns campaign taim that he was better suited to he seat in the Senate in view of is experience and wide acquain I do not attribute these state ments to Judge Brown They are put into his mouth y his press Judge Fergu on does much better when he peaks for Brown said Ferguson engaged a former Democrat as a press gent recently in Washington to ell him what he knew about Turn to Page 2 MEliEMIE TO AID OF REDS IN BATTLE Storms Force Fighting Back Into World War infantry Tactics RUSSIAN LINES HOLDING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct storms which howled down the are steppes Don and Volga forced the great battle of Stalingrad back to the World War actics of artillery barrage and in antry assault and vhen the cold wind and rain died down today the Russians still were lolding firm along their battered Battlefront dispatches said the air war of divebombers and swarms of fighters was resumed full scale afterthe short foretaste of vvinter which forced the planes and gave Jie a respite from at east one phase the Nazi on slaught The Germans turned to ground war tactics of a generation Jouring down a artil ery barrage and following it up with slashing infantry attacks in an effort to keep their offensive roll The defenders met them with joint blank gunfire and held firm n positions which the Nazis have ailed to dent since Sunday night The fiercest fighting centered hi a northern factory district of the Izvestia reported in a dispatch rom the front lines that supplies and reinforcements continued to reach the defenders of The government newspaper said erman longrange guns were shelling the Volga in an effort to interrupt these Turn to Page 2 Oppose Interruption of Stud Ask Camp Insulation Against Vice By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct in flux of protest mail spurred a movement among Senators today to surround the proposed military draft of 18 and 19 year old men protective restrictions for their training and off duty Letters from mothers protesting against the induction of their youthful sons and complaining about interruptions in studies were reported piling up on legis lators as petitions from organizations urging tha army camps be insulated against liquor and The Senate has scheduled consid eration Thursday of the draft leg already passed overwhelm ingly by the and Senator Lee DOkla announced he would demand a record vote on an amend ment to ban the sale of intpxicants and to enforce antivice regulation on and near military Lee told reporters he believet that if he could obtain a roll call vote the amendment would be a a result conceded likely by several senators who have opposed any revision of the measure as ap proved by their military committee Turn to Page 2 Says They Have By No Mean Used Maximum Force As Yet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct of the Navy Knox said today that he believed that the Japanese had by no means as yet used their maximum force in the battle of the It is still a good hard fight he told a press conference when asked about the Solomons He had no information to add to the most recent navy which told last night of Americaa warships suddenly reappearing in the Khox said that the communiques were being issued as rapidly as in ormation was received by the Vavy Department An indication that landbased airplanes may begin to play a much greater part in naval activity was given by the Asked if he would comment upon he number of such he said that information could not be dis dosed but the number of land Dased planes of the navy is steadily He described an Office of War nformation report upon effective ness and efficiency of American ivarplanes as extremely well First evidence that the United tales sailors and marines awaiting a full scale assault for heir embattled island air base were supported by heavy naval units ame last night in a navy announce ment of an effective sea bombard ment of enemy positions and am munition dumps on northwestern Planes Blast Enemy the same American at the island foothold and for three beginning Oct al ied bombers under Douglas MacArthurs Australian command repeatedly pounded the strong Japanese force of trans orts and cargo vessels in the Short and Island In two days of aerial Japanese losses in the Solomons were raised to 340 destroyed Sight enemy bombers and 11 Zero fighters of a 40plane force were shot down in an attempt to bomb the Americanheld air field on In a raid on the enemy base at Rekata Bay on Santa Isabel Is 115 miles north of Guadal army Flying Fortress bomb ers and navymarine Grumman wildcat fighters strafed and burned 12 Japanese seaplanes caught on Jie water and shot down a large Japanese flying boat and a twin engined enemy The Rekata bay raid Ameri can planes included bombing of sev eral Japanese antiaircraft batter Fuel storages were set two of three enemy transports pre viously damaged and beached on northwest Guadalcanal were com pletely the navy by four direct bomb Retaliating for the American warship bombardment which start ed fires on the enemys Guadal canal positions and set off ammuni tion Japanese ships shelled installations on the northern coast of the the navy no re cent Japanese attempt to reinforce their troops has been observed since Oct Turn to Page 2 MAY KOBSON DEAD BEVERLY 2C veteran Australianborn stage and screen character died at her home Despite failing health and eye she had been active in mov ing pictures until less than a year Her last feature was Joan o made last year by RKO and released early in Las she was before the cameras for the last time in a community chest short subject with Idone Barrymore and War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS claim Stalingrad defense lines unbroken after heavy assault by Nazi dive bombers and fighter German news agency says Russians now hold only a few square kilometers of be sieged MIDDLE from say troops which recently arrived in Syria now being sent to Iran and SOLOMONS Navy discloses warships bombarded Jap in stallations on setting huge fires and blasting ammuni tion Jap ships reported also to have shelled positions on northern coast of some Allied planes raise Jap airship toll to 340 destroyed during Solomons ALEUTIANS American fliers repulse three Japanese counter at NEW troops repulse three Japanesee counter inflicting heavy Bombers and RAF batter Axis ships in Mediterranean and heavy damage on camps and transportation facilities At least four Axis ships lostv