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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                DAILY TELEGRAM Cold on Pace Two OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 EXPECTED TO GET Between 600 and 700 Visitors Expected Here Monday for 70th State Meeting ACCOMMODATIONS READY Complete Grange Program On Page 6 With the man on the farm and his problems claiming national at tention as he is called upon once again to feed the the 70th annual convention of the Michigan State Grange will open Monday at the Adrian The sessions will continue through Friday night Between 600 and 700 Grange members from all over the state are expected to many of them from southeastern Michigan where Grange membership is par ticularly Lenawee county alone has Grange The usual convention attendance ranges between 800 and but because of transportation difficul ties the number may be somewhat reduced this About 350 dele gates from the various Granges will Isolation Policy On War Out The Michigan State Grange will return to Adrian for its annual meeting for the first time in 17 years and the occasion also marks the first meeting of the state Grange during World War IL Observers and Grange leaders pre dict that the state organization will abandon completely its old policy of The 1941 convention at Sault held just a matter of five or six weeks before Pearl urged the nation to take all necessary measures to properly defend this nation and its territories against all and demanded that the United States not engage in any naval or air con flicts with any except to defend our nation and our near The nation shall at all times avoid entangling alliances with foreign the resolu tion New problems of help for the man on the the steady mi gration of farm workers to more lucrative factory the freezing of gasoline the lack of farm andgov ernment controls are expected to require the most thought and pro duce most debate among Armstrong Candidate Again State Master Armstrong of Niles who advocated a reduction of state automobile weight tax from 35 to 25 cents a hundredweight a year ago is expected to be reelect ed As far as can be determined he has no He will deliver his opening address Tuesday afternoon and at that time is expected to make recommenda tions for Grange president of Central State Teachers will ad dress the convention Wednesday night Grange executives and lead ers will meet Monday afternoon for a preliminary session and delegates will Resolutions will be adopted and Grange degrees will be exemplified later in the Monday nights program includes music by the Adrian assem bly singing and a citizenship pa geant presented by the 4H clubs in the secretary of the Chamber of who has had charge of housing arrange ments for the visitors said today that accommodations for 500 guests were Adrian residents were asked to open their homes to Grange visitors for the week and Billings was well pleased with the I he that we have ample accommoda tions for all Grange Some of of will be staying with friends and others from the immediate vicinity will drive home each night Were sure we can handle all delegates coming from a 500 at Croswell For Scrap Matinee The scrap matinee at the Cros well Theater was in full swing at this morning with approxi mately 500 young folks attending but no totals as to the amount of scrap taken in were Miss Maxine Hume of Adrian was the individual leader at that time hav ing brought in a total of 458 including a cook stove miscellaneous iron Harold and Billy also of Adrian were next with 399 One little Richard Gautz who lives at 823 East Maple Avenue had hauled without any aid a wheelbarrow with 176 pounds of scrap metal in his first load and he had gone back to his home for The proceeds from the sale of the metal will be donated to the Lenawee County Patriotic The two young people bringing m the most metal will be given passes to attend the Croswell free for a BULLETIN Oct 24 British fleet has attacked Axis positions near on the Liby an a supply port behind the El Alamein a navy communi que announced MACARTHUR PAYS TRIBUTE TO DOUGHBOY NEW General Douglas Com manderinchief of Allied forces in the southwestern paic this tribute today to the American doughboy He plods and sweats ant he growls and and at the end uncom with faith in his and on his lips a prayer for vic At another point in a cable to the Doughboy Commemorative MacArthur wrote From time immemorial the victor in war has been symbolized by the foot who with a steel weapon in his challenges his enemy to have and to hold a square yard of mud covered He is affectionately call ed in our army the MacArthur said He passes on in ex cept for his loved but for those of us who we revere and bless the name of Dough The committee was set up to observe the 25th anniversary of the serving of the first Doughboy in World War All German Attacks at Stalin grad Repulsed Army troops broke through the front line of the Germans forti fied left flank northwest of Stal ingrad and the citys garrison re pulsed all attacks to hold a north side factory against a tanksup ported infantry brigade despite a shower of Stuka the Russians said Clouds which recently brought rain and snow to the steppes evi dently had for the Army Red indicated that German aerial activity was increased from flights of five or six The noon communique said a German automatic rifle detach ment which pierced the factory lines momentarily was wiped out to a man by the The communique without of a Russian thrust which forced a gap in the Nazifortified area to the northwest Red Star said the Russian re Jef army operating there had in tensified its advanced somewhat and Its posi Finding a weakly defended junctionbetween two German a dispatch the Russians opened an offensive and broke in to the enemy front The Germans counterattacked after day long handtohand fighting inside the Nazi they were ejected with a loss of 700 dead and were forced to re Red Star While the Victors were occupy ing this a neighboring Red Army force was reported to have pressed a supporting attack in which it killed 300 cap tured prisoners and materiel and improved the Russian Turn to Page 2 I Official Says Transport Col lided With Bomber By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM Oct 24 an American Airlines of ficial had said that an army bomber was in collision with a transport plane shortly before the latter crashed near here late yes killing a civilian defense airplane spotter told today of see in gthe twinengined ships come together just before one wavered from its course and struck a Southern California army au thorities maintained a strict silence pending a military But in San Fourth Air Force spokesmen maintained that to their knowledge no military airplane was involved in the crash of the American The plane spotter is Mar also a guard at a telephone re peater He told reporters tie saw two flying at about one about a mile and a half behind the Both were twinengined he The one in the rear veered away into a cloud and I thought it had changed Then it came back and slid in so close to the other plane I could nt distinguish between Bits of metal began flying from the When asked if he would say that the two ships collided he said I wouldnt say they did nt He said he was willing to testify before an army board of Army spokesmen on the scene said they had absolutely nothing to say about the and at March Field officers said they Padnt even about it A military guard was thrown about the wrecked and civilians were Hours after the crash the wreck age was still and it was thought it would be several hours before an examination of the debris could be The crew of three and all nine passengers were airline of Icials Among the dead Turn to Page 2 FEARED LOST INTpCIFIC At Least 10 Others Persons Believed In Crew of Missing Plane WIDE SEARCH IS STARTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct war birds of 42 were in the sky over distant Pacific waters today searching the sea for Captain Ed die Uncle Sams lice eagle of The War Department said Rick on an inspection trip for Lieut General Army Air Force had not been heard of since Wednesday evening when he reported only one hours supply of gasoline remained in his planes At that Rickenbacker and the crew of a large military plane were flying between and another island in the The United States Army Ha waiian headquarters announced that every available army and navy plane and surface craft from the southwest Hawaiian was searching for the missing The army did not disclose names of others aboard the but it was believed there were at least 10 other including the in the flight Officers here hopefully remem bered that normal equipment of all such planes includes rubber life These fragile craft have saved the lives of many military fliers who have been forced down at sea in Pacific The planes have sunk within minutes after striking the but sur vivors have lived for weeks aboard the rubber Many a youngster piloting the searching planes may have nour ished his aviation ambitions on tales of Ricks triumphs over Germans in the air in and perhaps prayed that he would be the first to spot the rubber rafts which might be bearing Ricken backer and his comrades to Brother Optimistic Mindful of the skill and luck of the 52year old veteran who as Americas first great ace sagged 21 German planes and four enemy Dewey of the at Beverly this just isnt Eddies After this isnt the first time hes been in a tight spot But Elizabeth Rickenback the had her mis givings when the captain visited her at Beverly Hills en route to the Pacific assignment My mother felt that something was going to happen to Eddie and asked him not to Dewey Rick enbacker But he just laughed and reassured her that ev erything would be all right See Page 2 HUES A DAY Rush Is Expected at Railway Express Office Today Many used automobile pur chased by farsighted motorists af ter the rationing of new tires went into effect early this are be ng turned in to the government in Adrian and the The forced sale of the used tires was ordered by the government Octo ber The Adrian office of the Ameri can Railway Express Company in ihe New York Central station on East Michigan Street it has neen receiving approximately 100 tires a day for the last three A rush is expected this afternoon as people from the country bring iheir tires to the According to manager of the Adrian the largest number of tires have come from people liv ing in the About 75 per cent of the tires are delivered to the express office by the owners and the remainder have been picked up by the express Paisely said that the average number of tires turned in by each person is but one man brought in The purchase of tires will con tinue Paisley motorists who register for gasoline rationing 9 must certify that they have no more Jian five tires in their possession for each and this fact is ex Jected to start a rush to the ex press companies before gasoline registration In Blissfield and Tecumseh the response has been slight Accord ng to agent at Bliss 12 tires have been turned Blissfield and Tecumseh ire owners must take their tires to the as there Is no pick up Edward agent at the Tecumseh said today hat eight tires have been turned n One man brought in four another brought in two and brought in one All were broughtin Heilman The tires will to Detroit where they will beexamined by overnment officials and payment will be made at ceiling price according to the value of the Tire Plan May Be Made Known By November 15 Oct governments plan to provide tires for all on a rigid ly controlled will be made known by November according to informed automotive The predicated upon the reduction of driving to little more than the absolutely will be made possible by a substan tial increase in the production of reprocessed or reclaimed rubber As currently pro duction of reclaimed rubber tires of not more than four ounces of new rubber each may reach units during the 12 months ending October To these may be added something like tires expected to be turn ed over by car owners in the pres ent collection of excessholdings and perhaps as many more from stocks of new casings on hand when new tire sales were Under the program any motor ist complying with the rules es sential to obtaining an A gaso line rationing card would be able to obtain a replacement tire by proving The authorization would come through his rationing which would determine whether he should receive a re capped one of the new re claimed rubber or Victory or a prewar grade of A feature of the how will be the premise that any motorist entitled to an A gaso line rationing card will be eligi ble for some kind of serviceable re placement tire when his need The tire who will start shipping the victory casings to dealers on November expect to produce about of them this Their sched ules call for in Novem increasing steadily to reach a total of by the end of next Vickys to Begin Solicitation for Patriotic League In Industrial Plants The Lenawee County Patriotic League drive for war relief funds Monday when approxi mately workers will canvass industrial business and frat ernal organiza tions and resi dences in an ef fort to raise This quota was assigned to the county by the state committee as its share Michigans pledge of Similar drives are being conduct ed throughout the the quota for the entire country being These funds will benefit ten war relief in cluding the United Service Organi and will help to establish an unallocated reserve for future emergency All of the agencies to benefit from the war chest drives have been investigat ed and approved by the National Budget Committee for War Relief The national quota was established by this Each of the ten organizations approved this committee has pledged that this appeal will be the only one made this A corps of 63 Vickys will inaug urate the drive here These each the sister or daughter of a man in the are voluntary workers who will solicit the industrial plants of the Arrangements have peen made with plant officials to permit the women to enter the plant and solocit membership sub scriptions from the Only a small group of Vickys will enter each factory and in each case they will be accompanied by a repre sentative of the In plants which are a union representative will also accompany the Vickys through the plant In the industrial no actual funds will be In workers will be asked to subscribe to a membership in the pledging a designated amount to the organization from each pay This amount will be deducted from the workers pay envelope by the management in the same manner as the social security This may be on a monthly or weekly A scale has been set up by the league which suggests the amount of money which could be deducted on a basis of weekly The suggested minimum contribution for one earning a week or more is per month to 75 a per month o a per month and under a 50 cents per League officials point out that contributions on this basis will represent sixtenths of one per cent of an income per When she enters the each Vicky may be identified by a white and blue Her arm land will read I have a man in he Later in the residences throughout the county as well as all organizations will be for war relief Al though the quota has been accepted by the it is hop ed that this figure will be T AXIS TO PUNCH IN DESERT WAR Planes and Fighting Men of Join In Attack On Rommels Forces BATTLE IN SMALL AREA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the Axis African Corps to the the rebuilt British Eighth Army slammed into the enemy on the El Alamein line supported by a strong Allied air force including planes and fightingmen from the United It appeared to be the start of an offensive which may decide the fate of the Mediterranean this The main battle was concentrat ed in a comparatively small stretching 40 miles inland from the coast to the Qattara but probably it will spread rapid y as the British have been send ing desert patrols hundreds of miles across the desert to strike at Rommels commander of the British Eighth collection of troops from various parts of the Free French and other nounced recently that his men were fighting fit and ready for The General had been faced with the task of replacing the up wards of men which Prime Minister Churchill announced had been lost along with valuable equipment in the retreat from Li bya to the El Alamein line in The El Alamein line was stabilized on July The British offensive was under the overall direction of General Sir Harold the 50yearold hero of Dunkirk who succeeded Auchinleck as Middle East Com mander 18 during a summer lull in the desert sent his forces surging across the Egyptian nomansland last Days of steady air attacks by British and United States fliers upon GermanItalian air fields and communications opened the way for the ground Turn to 2 Ships Only Category Certain to Meet 1942 Blueprint for Victory Oct 24 Ships emerged today as the sole armament category in which the ountrys war plants were certain to probably the 1942 blueprint for victory goal announced by President Roose velt last The Presidents disclosure in yes terdays press conference that the production program was being re visedto turn out fewer warplanes and and more of hard erhitting occasioned no stir in War Production Board cir cles where the fact has been ac cepted that shifting strategic needs have necessitated some major shifts in production More realistic schedules have been WPB spokesmen and the equivalent of the Presidential goals will be produced in the form of weapons calculated to have the greatest impact on the as WPB Chairman Donald Nelson has pointed armament objectives have been set higher than can be attained in order to stimulate the greatest pos sible An informed WPB who requested he remain predicted that around war planes would be produced this instead of called for in A rate of around a month already has been attain But the emphasis since early in the year has been increasingly on longrange craft capable of carrying the war to the Axis in distant theatres and the monthly increase by weight of aircraft de livered has shot up far beyond the numerical Contributing to this is the ever increasing proportion of spare plane engines and parts bejng built for shipment to the fighting Trainer plane in addi now is but a small proportion of the total compared to the relatively high percentage of these quickly assembled craft at the start of the Attainment of the antiaircraft gun ackack wea not the WPB source But it will be reach ed If other weapons used for the purpose are caliber machine 30 and 40 millimeter and other Fortyfive thousand tanks will not have rolled out of the automobile factories and loco motive works by New as the President said but that many vehicles of various combat many of them on tank will be produced In the opinion of at least one WPB Self Turn to Page 6 10 Japanese Ships A re Sunk Or Badly Damaged Allies Pounding Invasion Fleet President Opposes Amendment To TeenAge Draft Measure By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS Oct ministration leaders hastily sum moned reenforcements today in an effort to beat off a powerful at tempt in the Senate to compel a years training before 18 and 19 year old youths could be sent into combat Facing possible defeat despite the publicly expressed opposition of President Roosevelt against any amendment to the teen age draft the administration lieutenants prepared to fight a delaying action until several absentees could ar rive later in the day for the usual Saturday Their hope of success was bol To Study Part English Women Are Playing In War 24 M3 Franklin Roosevelt was a guest of the Royal family at Bucking ham Palace today after a flight across the Atlantic to study the part which British women are play ing in the war and to visit Ameri can troops in the British She was greeted personally by King George VI and Queen Eliza beth yesterday on her arrival at Londons Paddington Station and then was taken to the Palace amid the cheers of a friendly To make the welcome Roosevelts a LieutenantColonel with Army Air Forces in dined with the Royal family last night He had been unable to meet his mother at the station because of official Among the dinner guests were Prime Minister and Ambassador John Field Marshal Jan Christiaan of the Union of South Africa his Capt Jacob Smuts Lord Louis Head the CqmniaiidosrEady and Roosevelts Malvina Roosevelt sat next to the King at which was describ ed as a simple In keeping with wartime tradition there were only three and no After the the guests were entertained by a showing of Noel Cowards film of the British In Which We Roose velt retired to her suite about mid See Page 6 OF COFFEE Todays Map I For a map of turn to page seven of todays Government Officials Refuse to Discuss Rationing 24 Despite some local shortages of the stocks of the nations avorite breakfast beverage are at least normal and perhaps informed government sources said On an unofficial and anonymous these officials attributed the not caused by hoarding and the War Pro duction Boards 35 per cent cut in the amount available to consumers step prompted by uncertainties of The coffee gen erally are kept at only a two to three months supply Government rationing confronted with spreading reports of local shortages and hoarding by refused to discuss pos sibility of coffee Neither the War Production which would have to order the nor the Office of Price which would carry it had any rejoinder to predictions from a number of food merchants that consumer control was along the lines of sugar Officials asserted that any com ment on their part would only call attention to the problem and thus perhaps stimulate new buying of the sort reported yesterday in Boston and they have not yet been impressed with urgency of conserving appar have a number yet learned that coffee cannot be hoarded very successfully because of rapid loss of flavor and Reports circulated in Washing as in New York importing cir that imports from Brazil could be expected to pick up soon because of an apparent decline in submarine activity and the fact that where supplies await might refit and use a considerable number of Axis vessels standing idle in har ah QPA spokesman conceded more than two weeks ago that if buying and hoarding con tinued coffee rationing must cer tainly come to assure that every family fair share of the available stered by reports that seven po tential supporters of the amend ment had gone home overnight to patch political fences and transact other business and were not likely to be present for a test vote on a proposal by Senator ODauiel D Action on the ODaniel amend ment or some similar was expected to clear the way for a final vote on the possibly before ODaniel proposed that noper son under 20 years of age who was inducted into the armed forces should be placed in actual combat duty beyond the territorial bound aries of continental United until after he had had at least one years military There was a possibility that this amendment would be abandoned in favor of a proposal by Senator Norris stipulating a similar training period for all se lectees under 19 years Adoption of either amendment was expected to delay final con gressional approval of the legisla tion lowering the minimum draft age from 20 to since a majority of House who rejected similar has gone home to campaign for Leaders were how at the Senates reaction to a letter from President Roosevelt to Senator Gurney opposing any restrictive It appeared to the Pres ident wrote that the com plicated administration necessarily involved in the handling of large numbers of men by the as well as the urgent necessity for correcting the present deficiencies as to make it important that limitations other than those now included in the bill be Gurneys reading of the letter in the Senate yesterday was followed by a veritable broadside of approv al for the training amendment by senator after George army chief of insisted in a letter alsoread by Gurney that if the amendment adopted armywouMhave to put thousands and thousands of men on the shelf after their es sential training had com Norris countered with the asser tion that army officials had said It would take 12 monthsto train in but Senator Taft ROhio contended the army had not the slightest intention of training men that long before it sent them An administration attempt was reported to for com promise on a six months trainine but this proposal wal quickly Senator Hill of the Democratic said such a com promise would not solve tilearmys administrative even if it were he could the army place 18 and 19 year olds in separate divisions Its aim was to integrate them 10 HAH BEEIS 69 Volunteer from Blissfield and Deerfield Schools High school Boys of Blissfleld and Deerfield schools have volunteered beetfVn te of sugar beets for the next two weeks thereby meeting a critical short age in beet Clifford J Rice of the United States Employment Service said Special meetings called by sup enntendent Mulder of the Bhss and superintendent Milford Willis of Deerfield yester day brought a total of 69 volun teers Sixtytwo boys are from Blissfield and seven are from Deer There are only 18 boys in the Deerfield high The boys will be dismissed from their classes for two They may make up their work when they but will not be required to do Rice Rice and Ellis chair man of the Department of Agriculture War Board for Len awee resorted to the school boy volunteer plan after re ceiving urgent calls for additional labor from the Rice said that a canvass of employment offices in Ohio and Ken tucky failed to disclose any work ers who were and they went to Mulder and Willis Both superintendents called meetings The boys will be employed in topping and piling beets in the Beet men believed that the 69 volunteers would be enough to meet the although they first said that 75 be neces The boys will earn approxi mately to a Rice Rice said that 50 students from the University of Michigan were to be transported to the beet fields of this territory today to put iironedays work the JAPS CLOSE IN ON GUfflU ISLE Enemy Destroyer and 8 Transports Victims of Deadly Bombing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS nese invasion dealt a severe naval loss by allied bombers in the southwestern apparently were closing in on embattled Guadalcanal Island today for an all out assault on the Americanheld Disclosing that the Japanese had landed on Russell about 30 naval spokesman acknowledged that the invaders might have estab lished similar positions on other neighboring small While the navy reported yester day additional destruction of 12 Jap planes and repulse of a second enemy feeler attack the Guadalcanal bomb ers under Douglas Mac Arthurs Australian command sank or badly damaged 10 Japanese ves sels including a Raiding with deadly allied headquarters the bombers dumped explosives on the a destroyer and eight transports or cargo ships at New just west of Bougainville Island in the The lowlevel attack before yesterday Australian time was believed to have sunk the destroyer and two large merchant vessels while severely damaging the other the communique The Japanese flank attack on troops holding the Guadalcanal air field occurred Oct 21 and was the second in two days to be driven The maneuver was regarded as a test of the American forces strength but if successful might have been f ollowed by heavy waves of enemy soldiers concentrated in the northwest portion of the On the same seven enemy bombers with a fighter escort sought to bomb the springboard of the aerial of One bomber was shot down by antiaircraft batteries and two oth ers were Gruman Wild cat fighters intercepted the Japa nese fighter planes and destroyed six of the navy at the cost of two Turn to Page 2 Targets and Number of At tackers Not Revealed Oct 24 Air Force bombers loosed heavy ex plosives upon northern Italy last night for the second time in 24 flying more than 600 miles across Europe from Britain to fol low up the smashing nocturnal raid Thursday against The last time Northern Italy was bombed on successive nights was August 26 and Air raid alarms sounded twice hi last just as they did Thursday when upwards of 100 bombers were reported to have crossed the Alps by the light of a full damag ed the arsenal city of Turin and dumped upon Fascist navai base and supply the greatest weight of bombs ever dropped upon Antiaircraft guns at the capital of neutral Switzerland fired a few shots shortly before when planes were heard a dispatch from Basel and Geneva also had The first announcement of the raid here did not disclose the speci fic targets or the size of the at tacking but the fact the Swiss alarms lasted 55 and 65 minutes indicated a considerable number of planes was The Rome radio said King Vit torio Emanuele II and the Queen had spent four hours yesterday walking through the ruins and visiting the injured at where great damage was NaziOccupied the Neth erlands and Germany were attack ed yesterday by daylight Three planes were reported lost Canadian airmen made six thrusts across Northern France and at atacked many targets in the area inland from Le Touquet and Diep an RCAF communique announc At least a dozen locomotives were as well as armored gun posts and other the communique One air craft is The British air ministry said RAF Wellingtons and struck at objectives in the Germanys Ruhr and the Rhine land and a Hengelo while Spitfires and Mustangs executed other forays over One aircraft of the bomber command and one of the fighting command are the min istry AUCTIONS Public auction northwest Rome See on Market   

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