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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Westlter on Fact Two OCTOBER JJ942 PRICE 3 Candidate for Senate Opposes Creeping Regimentation and Farm Subsidies KEYES ALSO IS SPEAKER Interest and activity in the 1942 political campaign may be lagging in some sections of Michigan but here in a Republican stronghold these many some 400 party workers and supporters turned out last night at a dinner meeting in the Masonic Temple to hear Judge Homer Ferguson of candidate for the Judge Ferguson was accompan ied to Adrian by Eugene Keyes of Republican candidate for lieutenant State Senator Elmer Porter met Ferguson and Keyes in Monroe yesterday afternoon and accom panied them to Adrian for the meeting last night State Repre sentative Fred Rodesiler and all Republican county candidates and party workers also were present and were introduced briefly by Budd county Repub lican chairman who had charge of the Hale can didate for state and Her man candidate for sec retary of were expected to attend but were unable to do Congressman Earl C Micheher of the Second District expressed his regrets at not being able to be present in a In still an other telegram Budd for mer county who now is a first lieutenant in the Quarter master Corps of the sent his best Judge Arthur Rathbun introduced Opposes Regimentation who will meet his Democratic opponent and incum Senator In a series of debates in the Detroit area during the last week of the devoted most of his ad dress to an attack on the Adminis trations policy of what he termed Turn to Page 2 AT City Trucks to Metal Away From Croswell A four week pass to the Croswell Theater awaits two Adrian boys or girls who make the largest scrap donation at the scrap matinee ar ranged Saturday morning at oclock at the theater has arranged the matinee to swell the citys pile of scrap metal for war Every boy or girl who brings a minimum of five pounds of scrap metal will be admitted to the matinee without The bigger the of the bigger the city scrap City trucks will be stationed at the theater entrance to receive the scrap The two boys or two or a boy and a working as a team who make the biggest contribution will get the four week It may be thata graveyard car or an old a worn out pump or a metal lamp post will get the Time will Old washing fireplace equipment metal golf bed springs and discarded metal toys are some of the items that will add up to more than five pounds and possibly may win the months WHAT THE VICKYS WILL WEAR and Paul both of are shown above in the new Vicky uniforms which they and some 75 other Lenawee county women will wear next week when they solicit in Lenawee industrial plants for the Lenawee Patriotic League The women will be entertained at dinner tomorrow night at the Masonic Wives and Sisters of ServiceMen in League Drive wives and sisters of Lenawee men in the service who have enlisted in the Patriotic League corps of Vickys will be honored at a banquet Thursday eve ningin the Adrian Masonic The given by James Gerity chairman of the Leagues executive will serve as a prelude to the organizations drive for war relief funds which will begin At that the approximately 75 will visit all of the countys industrial plants to solicit mem bership subscriptions from the A highlight of Thursdays ban quet program will be the Navy Glee Club from the Naval Armory in Its 20 members will be accompanied by Lieut and Lieut and Hugh and and A sixpiece also from To will be present to accompany the glee club and to play during the The speaker will be Reardon Piersol of Ann Piersol recently toured the citys industrial plants soliciting war bond subscrip tions from the were being made this to obtain a marching Adrian is Classified as Area of Anticipated Labor Shortage Adrian was classified as an area of anticipated labor shortage by the War Manpower Commission in Washington today as the federal agency took steps to place war con tracts for speedy Some Adrian war plants already have reported an acute manpower In recent weeks numer ous women have been hired to alle viate the shortage and in some in stances factories have arranged fourhour work tricks to utilize part time Three classifications have been made by the War Manpower Com areas of Jabor areas of anticipated labor and areas of labor The entire United States was mapped as a guide for war procurement agen Chairman Paul McNutt of the Manpower Commission said the designation was made at the re quest of the War Production He said it shows the areas in which contracts should and should not be The commission listed Ing areas in Michigan in which it said labor shortages existed Detroit Flint Muske and SaginawBay Areas of anticipated labor short age Battle Grand Rapids and Areas of labor surpluses Kalamazoo and Benton Harbor St The commission said the labor shortage areas were to be avoided in placing war contracts whenever the facilities for meeting the quirements are availablein other Avoidance of areas of anticipated labor shortage was recommended for contracts with a maximum de livery date of more than six Labor surplus areas were design ated as areas in which war con tracts should be McNutt said that withholding ot contracts from labor shortage areas would result in spreading the war Sixtysix such areas who is the Clinton rep resentative on the Leagues execu tive will be toastmaster Before the banquet a shor parade will be held through the Meeting the Navy Glee Club at the Shortway Bus station on West Church the procession will form at It will con sist of two squads of Michigan Stale Troops commanded by Capt Guy Punches and Harold both of Adrian several car loads of Vickys and the group o Navy representatives from Toledo Efforts morning The parade will march from the bus station down West Church Street to South Main Street to Maumee Street and then proceee to the Masonic In addition to the approxi mately 30 Lenawee manufacturers are expected to Members of the league board of directors and committee as well as the chairmen of the various loca committees throughout the countj have also been In 201 guests are All members of the Vicky corpi are expected to wear for the firs time tomorrow evening the whiti and blue uniform which will iden tify them as League industria workers next At tomorrow meeting they will receive final in structions and will have an oppor tunity to ask any questions con cerning their In planning the Vicky Mr Gerity has been assisted by Mrs Mark Hagerman and Albert Neu principally in the and Pacific coast are located northeastern McNutt added a how that holders of contracts in labor surplus areas should remem ber that there is going to be a con tinuous drain on the nations man They should make use of all types of including older workers and he Willkie to Speak On Air Monday NEW Oct 21 ell Willkie will report on his re cent tour of United Nations war fronts next Monday from to 11 Eastern War Time over the networks of the Columbia Broadcasting the National Broadcasting the Blue Network Company and the Mutual Broadcasting AUCTIONS Oct Public auction northwest of Bluebird Filling Llnehan Llne See on Market Oct Auction sale east of Clarence AucL See on Market ON JAPS AT Army Planes Drop 12 Tons of Bombs on Foe ALASKA DEFENSE Command 21 lat est group of Liberator bomber which are daily attacking Japanese attempting to reinforce their gar rison at Kiska reported enemy posi tions unchanged on the the army announced The one of several con ducting the armys raidaday tests against the was led b Capt Lynn The fligh noted hits in the camp area and one especially heavy explosion which may have been a gasoline The Moore flight like all since met no aerial opposition while dropping its 12 tons of bomb on the The latest attack was concentrat ed on Trout Lagoon and the main Kiska A number of cargo ships already are beached in the The Japanese positions at Ger trude cove where the reinforce ment attempts are being concen trated are also the fliers Turn to Page 9 9 Rationing Board Is Preparing Tentative Plans Schools and Teachers to Aid DRIVING RULES ARE MADE Lenawee county automobile own ers will register for gasoline ration Jig beginning November accord ing to tentative plans now being iormulated by the rationing The registration will take place in city schools and approximately 44 strategically located country Teachers will do most of the work with the help of some civilian The participa tion of the rural schools in the registration will be directed by county school Superintendents of ligh schools will also cooperate with the rationing The rationing board said today hat no official notice of the gaso line registration or printed sup plies have been received from the Lansing headquarters of the jut they are expected The Doard expects that a period of seven days will be allowed to com plete the but believes hat it will be finished before that Armstrong said today that the rural schools will closed during the but she said they will not be clos ed for more than two Teachers of schools where the registration is not held will go to the designated schools to help with the Two district schools in each township have been tentatively selected as the number Turn to Page 9 Baptist Friendliness Worker Tells of Evacuation of Japanese From Coast See Picture on Page 6 Addressing delegates of the Michigan Baptist Convention here this Edwin Kin ney stated that the manner in Americans of Japanese par entage are regarded and treated to day will determine their feeling to ward America after the war is secretary of the Baptist Department of Christian the work of which consist of building goodwill be tween the Americans of older stock and the newer was in the west coast area from January until April this year studying the current Japanese problem in this Stating there are Americans of Japanese parentage in the United Kinney told of their evacuation after De cember 7 from the coastal areas in Washington and Ore Stressing that the people thus evacuated were those who not onlj have been trained in American schools and have come to learn the meaning of our ideals of democ racy but also that they know no other country but the Unite Kinney told be fore the relocation became compul many of these Japanese Americans tried to volun from the coastal states bu were refused entrance by the state into which they wished to migrate That is the tragedy of the situa she This lack of un derstanding and sympathy toda will only help in spreading a racia hatred that will be detrimenta both to this country and to its citi These are the days in whicl to spread information which wil bring about the necessary under standing between the two Turn to Page 9 France Enters Critical Period 21 France entered today her most critical period since she signed the 1940 the 11 days remain ing to Pierre Laval before he is expected to try compulsion to send protesting workers into German war The period to private ad vices from unoccupied France represents the extension of time set by Berlin for fulfillment of its labor demands for volunteer It also is the informed French observers said they believ which will demonstrate wheth er Laval could hope to cling to his position as chief of government in the face of although thus far These observers said that popu ar resentment over work con increasing agitation in Axis quarters over the question of whether Dakar would be involved n an African offensive and revi val of discussions of the dangers of new Allied landings along the channel all combined to make La vals position In his radio speech last in which he renewed his appeal for Frenchmen to go to work for the he announced an agree ment for a levy upon each factory be obliged to furnish a certain number of This he had been agreed upon by his government out of apprehension lest measures of constraint be applied to He referred but did not spe the Lyon strikes with a decla ration that his government would not tolerate individual group agitation or resistance of those remaining deaf to his or Laval gave what was interpreted as a hint at Africa and the possi bilityof German assistance if fighting should occur for French possessions when he said he was a the French empire and this thinking had prompted his But he did not develop the Afri can theme or a warning that France would side with the Axis something Axisinspired dis patches from Paris had Lavals speech was shortened and it was reported these phases were deleted discussions in which Marshal Petain chief of presumably had a shortly before the broadcast Marshal Forces for Showdown on Lees Amendment to New Draft Bill PLACED ON Oct 21 prices of nylon hose are to be made Convinced that charges for the hosiery have been running too high in almost every store in the coun Price Administrator Leon Henderson yesterday fixed ceilings on first quality nylon hose ranging from to The scale wil become effective The most commonly sold full fashioned hose of first quality con Henderson will be priced at as compared with prevailing prices which he declar ed were and Stocks held by dealers for the holiday trade were he and would be disposed of ai fantastic prices without establish ment of a The prices of irregulars wil range from to for the best and for second quality from to The administrator advised women to bring a civil action in case thej were overcharged for They may recover from the seller or three times the amount of the whichever is greater in addition to court costs am lawyer BULLETINS NEW 21 IP Twentylour lormer uerman American Bund includ ing Gerhard Wilhelm Na tional were sentenced to day to five years in prison each for conspiring to counsel Bund members to evade the draft 21 Paul McNutt declared today the manpower problem was becoming too complex for effective volun tary action and announced that within two weeks he would present a national service bill to President There are acute shortages of all types of male labor in 10 major centers of war the chairman of the War Manpower Commission testified to the Senate Military Turnover in west coast war plants has reached fantastic McNutt Labor piracy is rife in Buffalo and De troit and squeezing the last em ployable person in the area into employment is a crucial problem in Oct 21 Chairman Donald Nelson of the War Production Board announced today he limit government construction to projects directly essential to the war Nelson notified the heads of eight governmental agencies that he ha given instructions to revoke prior ity assistance a large part o nonmilitary construction tor th federal and said a re view now was under way of al military of the army and maritime commission with the same end in He added that the aggregate de mand for these projects for mater man and technical and engineer ing is so great as to no only jeopardize the Various mil tary and essential civilian programs in but to force the mos essential war projects dangerously behind 21 All Serbia wag reported under mar tial law today as a tide of unres and uncertainty continued to sweep occupied Europe from Norway to France and the Martial law was decreed by th puppet Serbian government at Bel said a Budapest dispatch to the Basler after th Nazi military commander in Ser announced numer ous arrests had been made because insurgents had attempted to or ganize a revolt against occupation CLAIMS DRIVE TO SENATE DEBATE THURSDAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ng support was claimed by Sen ator Lee today in his ight to ban liquor from army and navy As both sides took advantage of L oneday recess to marshal forces tor a possible showdown tomorrow on Lees bone dry amendment to a bill lowering the draft age to the Oklahoman told reporters that some of his senatorial supporters were people who dont favor gen eral he they are for my The author of the teen age draft Senator Gurney said or his part that he hoped no con roversial amendment would slow its Opponents of Lees which would bar the gift or use of any alcoholic including in and around army and navy view ed it as a possible entering wedge for a return to national prohibi The dry zones around camps would be delineated by the Secre tary of opponents might embrace large population The bill also would ban prostitutes from the designated What possible objection could there be to the elimination of liquor in the army camps and the area around them Lee asked in an Either they sell liquor in the camps or they If it is it should be eliminated in the in terest of military Passes House The draft approved by a vote of 345 to 16 in the House Sat comes up for debate in the Senate tomorrow by an interparty agreement General George Marshall and Admiral Ernest King of the joint general staff have recommended the lower age limit as a military Senator Norris only surviving senator who voted against this nations entry the First World questioned the need of but like many said he was inclined to go along with the gen eral staffs If Lee can gain a roll call on his several senators chances for its adoption are favor In the past few num erous inserted in the Congressional Record petitions from churches and other organizations urging the passage of Senate bill identical with the Lee by the late Senator Sheppard of To gain a roll Lee will have to have the secondings of at least onefifth of the senators present Lee said he had not polled the but that several Re publicans as well as Democrats had promised their Both Houses Pass Tax BiH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS gressional leaders turned an un official but emphatic thumbs down today on any further major tax legislation until after the first of the With the biggest of all revenue bills on President Roosevelts desk for his signature after its final approval by both houses yes the chairmen of the two taxframing committees let it be known that they and their aides felt they had done enough for a Chairman George of NAZI Pirn Battle in Cold Rain That Drenches Ruins of Stalingrad the told Senate Finance Committee reporters that while Secre tary of the Treasury Morgenthau might carry out his announced in tention of requesting 000 more in direct thought nothing concrete would be done about it by Con gress until after George made it plain that he believed the tax load con tained in the new bill already ap proached the Of George we are going to have go into the question of compulsory savings to help in financing the It may be that Morgenthau will bring back from London some ideas of what the British have accomplish ed in obtaining such forced loans and they may be useful to Morgenthau has been in Lon don on an undisclosed mission and his absence was regarded as like ly to delay any new recommenda Turn to Page 9 ALLIED IN PACIFIC FUEL OIL USERS WILL Consumers to Fill Out Blanks and Mail to High Schools Starting Tomorrow The registration of persons who use fuel Diesel and kero sene for any purpose will begin to morrow and will continue through October the Lenawee county war price and rationing board said The system which will be used calls for the assistance of the but registrants will not go to the schools themselves to regis Oil and kerosene users will ob tain their application blanks through the dealers from whom they make their and will mail the application form to the high school nearest The schools which will accept the mail ed forms are Deer Sand Creek and Teachers at the various schools will pass on the applications and the consumer will be advised when to call at the high school for his ra tioning Four different types of applica tion forms are available from the dealers Form OPA tion fuel including kero sene ration for heat and domestic hot water for private Form OPA tion for fuel oil including kero sene ration for heat and hot ter for all premises other than pri vate Form OPA tion for fuel Diesel oil and ker osene ration for com mercial and governmental Form OPA tion for fuel Diesel and kerosene ration for in stitutional and agricultural ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE RIO DE Oct 21 Pedro Aurelio de Goes Mon Brazilian chief of went on an indefinite leave of absence at his own request today and one of his subchiefs on the general Eduardo Guedes Alco replaced American Bombers Pound Jap Bases From Aleutians to Solomons JAP THRUST IS STALLED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS domination of the skies in the vas1 Pacific appeared growing mightier today as Amer ican bombers slugged Japanese in vasion bases from the Aleutians to the The fury of the Allied bombings of enemy troops and supply con centrations in the Solomons seem ed thus far to have at least the full force of a Jap anese thrust to retake the Ameri canheld Guadalcanal airbase and win control of the Southwest Pa While a large force of Japanese warships and auxiliary vessels in the Solomons and reinforced ene my troops on Northwestern Guad alcanal still held an expected at tack in United States bomb ers dropped explosives on the em battled islands invaders on Oct 18 and and started fires at the Japanese Rekata Bay base on San ta Isabel 150 miles to the northwest At that same Doug las MacArthurs Australian Com mand reported last Allied bombers were believed to have in flictedextensive damage on the Japanese airdrome and shipping a Bougainville about 315 miles northwest of Guadal Turn to Page 9 GERMAN LOSSES HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS army men were reported strengthening their positions at Stalingrad working and fighting in a cold rain that drenched the while off successfully weaker at tacks in the weekeld Nazi offen Maintenance of Stalingrads de ense lines unbroken since Sunday was indicated by the noon commu niquS coupled with were announcements of an improvement of Soviet positions hi both the western and central Caucasus through The army Red said detachments guarding the northern factory section of the city iquidated an enemy breakthrough and covered their flanks in slack though still severe Russian estimates of German cas ualties indicating a mark ed reduction in the scale of the at Battle losses of the weekold drive upon Stalingrad were declar ed to have cost German divisions as many as 70 per cent of their men in wounded and miss Of the overnight fighting for the Volga River the noon com munique said Men of one unit repulsed sev eral attacks and hurled back the enemy to his initial About a company of infantry was wiped out Our guards mortar gunners set two tanks silenc ed three artillery batteries and wiped out about a company of ene my Soviet scouts were reported to have blown up six Nazi strong points northwest of de stroying a number of and killing about 100 Retake Community Defenders of the central Cau reported last night to have recaptured a community in the Mozdok area during fighting which cost the Germans about 900 repulsed an enemy attack and im proved their the commu niquS Russian forces were declared to have dislodged Nazi troops from two heights southeast ofNqvpros sisfc and destroyed a mortar bat tery and several blockhouses by artillery and mortar Elsewhere on that battlefront before the Black Sea port of Tu our troops repulsed six ene my attacks and killed more than 100 it was The communique said 300 more were killed far to the on the Leningrad front A onehour ar tillery barrage was declared to have destroyed a mortar 11 three observation posts and an ammunition The battle for Stalingrad was in its 58th Bolstered by reserves from the east bank of the Volga for the fight to the the was but five days short of equal ling the memorable Russian stand in the nineweek siege of Odessa last German war prisoners stated that German divisions which par ticipated in the attack during the past days the new offensive start ed last Wednesday have lost 70 per cent of their the Soviet information bureau an A motorized infantry regiment was reported repulsed during two furious attacks against a Soviet held sector of an industrial settle ment the first supported by 40 Turn to Page 9 The German Army Is Bleeding To Death In Says Smuts Oct 21 Marshal Jan Christian pre mier of the Union of South told a joint meeting of the House of Commons and the House of Lords today that the German army is bleeding to death in Russia and the stage is set for the the offensive phase of the war for the United The 72yearold last surviving member of the war cab inet of the last war still active in high said the appalling bloodletting which is necessary for Hitlers ultimate defeat Is being ad ministered by the Russians and they alone can do it Smuts is bearing more than her share of the com mon burden and he urged that whatever help in whatever form we can give to Russia to sustain her in her colossal effort should be given in fullest measure and with the utmost In reference to the second Smuts said thedefense phase of the war for the United Nations had The final alignments both of the allies and of our enemies have been he Resources have been developed and mobilized on a very large Ours are still on the those of the enemy are on the Our manpower is still that of the enemy is getting while he makes ever heavier drafts of his suffering vassal Unrest Increasing The spectre hunger and starvation are beginning stalk through the subject countries and the spirit of unrest is heaving and The explosive limits of endurance are We are ap proaching the point when both on the war fronts and on the home ironts in the enemy the situation is ripening for farreach ing Turn to Page 7 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report Stalingrad lines unbroken for 48 with repulsed German attacks weaken ing as cold rain drenches Soviets also claim positions in northwest and central Caucasus im proved by counterattacks Nazis alame MEDITERRANEAN B r i t i sh subs sink four more Axis supply ships as fierce air duels over Egypt ian front hint resumption of land Malta gets air respite but Gibraltar has alarm from Italian planes which miss Rock and hit Spanish NAZI reports Germans execute 13 more in Yugo slavia and bolster Belgrade garri son against bombers lash Japs from Aleutians to Solomons air action apparently stalls foes full force thrust to retake Guadal canal air MacArthurs air men also lash at Bougainville Is land while his land forces push three more miles in New   

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