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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 29, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM OCTOBER 1942 Showers Weather Details oo Page Two PRICE 3 QFSWE GRANGE Morenci Man Is Elected to Second Highest Office in Organization MASTER IS REELECTED Lenawee county Granges receiv ed more recognition at the Michi gan State Convention here yester day afternoon when Charles Figy of Morenci was elected overseer the second highest office in th state during the elec tipn of Figy received 110 vote against 108 for Mark Crawford o the incumbent Armstrong of Niles was unopposed for reelection and re ceived 213 complimentary l total of 224 delegates cast the The only other state officer whc failed to be reelected was Mrs Maude Lovejoy of Perry whc has served as secretary for several She was defeated by Mis Helen Hill of Davison who receiv ed 174 votes against 48 for Mrs Ernest Spycher of Adrian was nominated as a candidate fo Flora and received 49 votes agains 374 for Miss Martha Hale of Sum ner who has held the office severa Jasperse of Grand Rapid was unopposed for reelection to Ihe office of lecturer and Oscar E a member of Rome Grange in Lenawee also had n opposition for reelection as ste Others Reelected Other state officers who were re turned to office without opposition were William Brake of Bellaire assistant steward cEmma Campbell of Ann anc William lady assistan Bernice Curtiss of Charlotte retained her office as de feating Verne Stockman of Ml Pleasant by a vote of 139 to Rudolph Buehler of the in cumbent was reelected by a vote of 161 1o 52 over Manin Ahvard of Washington and Floyc Uloth of Ortonville was reelected He received 127 votes and Joseph Garman of Joseph county received 87 votes for the Catherine Weber of Watervliet was reelected Pomona by a vote of 175 against 45 for JEarl Mi Nitt or The four members of the execu tive committee whose terms ex pired this year all were They are Earl Byron Cen ter Stanley Ionia George and Judge Irving Tucker of Invitations for the 1943 conven tion were extended this morning by Kalamazoo and A decision as to which will be ac cepted will be announced before the close of the At this mornings session a reso lution on the death of Leo Card ot wife of the state commissioner of was The reports of the lec turer and other officers were pre sented at Wednesday afternoons The only address in the after noon was elivered by Professor agricultural economist at Michigan State Professor in forecasting prospects for agriculture nexl said his outlook was based on the assumption of a relatively long war and no serious break down in the transportation sys Another contributing he is the probability of more stringent government control over wages and The total civilian he by midyear 1943 will be only onehalf of what it two years j Farm Prices Up Prices received by he this year were from 25 per cent to 30 per cent high er than last We expect the trend to be a little above present prices although they may average ten per cent The farm income will probably show a gain in 1943 commensur ate with increased prices but the production in 1943 will be about the same as in Prices for livestock and livestock with the possible exception of dairy probably will show an upward But we are op timistic about higher crop income in Professor Gunn President Roosevelts VICKYS GET GANNON TO HELP SWELL WAR CHEST The Patriotic League represented here by Frank and Clayton have added still another contribution to the countrys war Attending the dinner given by James erity for the Viekys last McMananon of the Navy Armory in Toledo was so impressed with the work of the Vickys that he sent them this twoton German cannon captured the first World the Vickys are shown presenting the gun to Richard county salvage for Lenawees scrap metal Money which the Vicks realize from this conversion of th cannon into scrap will be turned over by them tc the Patriotic League war relief Draft Boards Ordered To Defer Men Essential To Farm Output 29 draft boards and appeal boards have instructions from the state selective service headquarters to avoid upsetting what amounts to a pool of labor for livestock and poultry Orders went out to the boards Wednesday from Rose state selective service direc instructing them to defer from the draft those classified as essent al io production on such All livestock and poultry arm workers and producers who are already deferred on account of lependents should be reclassified rom IHA to the orders and those who have no de pendents should be in IIB are composed of those granted oc cupational Study is being given a portion of he order which declares All such workers found to be not essential in present employ ment will be referred to em iloyment service and to count var boards for placement on other arms where their skill is Staff members said that among hose not essential in present em iloyment would be subsistence armers who grow only for their iwn and who make no material contribution to the agri ultural They would lave the choice of going into the if they met physical and ither or taking employment n the production of essential food or it was As another staff mem ers in cases where farmer as an abundance of and his farmer is short of those not essential to the roper conduct of farmer pro uction schedule would be expect d to work for farmer or some ne else who is short of The invoked in coopera ion with the war manpower com are by agreement of le army and navy not to accept nlistment of farm workers and roducers unless their ocal draft boards certify them as either in class IIB or or entitled to those on the order other than that the board would comply with of Definite action on the re classification of those to whom the order applies will probably be start ed CHESI TOTAL commended sevenpoint program to control inflation and expressed the opinion that we must have a rationing program for all goods in which there is a scar A ten per cent increase in the prices of farm he would mean only a five per cent increase in retail Annual Banquet Held The annual banquet was held in two sections last one in the Methodist church and the other in the Masonic after which the program at the armory was announced by the More than 700 persons attended the Eugene superin tendent of public gave a short and interesting talk on What the Schools are Doing in the War Turn to Page The notice authorizing the defer ment of all livestock and poultry farm workers who are not already deferred because of de pendents was received at the Lena wee county selective service head quarters in Adrian Draft board officials declined to comment Four More Factories Report in League Drive Results of solicitations by the Vickys four Adrian raised the of the workers contributions to Patri otic League offi announced Employees Kewau Manufactur Company contributed 759 those at the Foundry S196 the Prentice S330 and those at the Schwarze Electric Included in the total figure is a S25 contribution from the Independent Magnesium and Aluminum Workers At its regularmeeting this the UAWCIO Local 268 ol Adrian adopted resolutions that endorsed the Patriotic League drive and urged members to sup port according to Dewey Vesce president of the The union itself voted to contrib ute 525 to the league last Solicitation Continues The factory solicitation by the buvtt Cttmlr PATRIOTIC LEAGUE Vickys will continue through Fri Similar solicitations are being conducted throughout the county Turn to Page 17 PAYS TRIBUTE TO DARNTON NEW 28 The Overseas Press Club of America paid tribute yesterday to Byron Darnton of the New York Times and Jack Singer of the Interna tional News both killed recently while on duty as war cor Fellownewspaper men will re member a resolution as men who graced our profes sion by their their good fellowship and their ad lerence to the ideals of newspaper PLANE PILOT HELD Prearranged Meeting of Pi lots Over Mountains Blamed for Crash LOS 29 whim that led two fliers to a meeting high over a rugged moun tain pass is blamed by a ional investigation committee fo the midair collision of an arm bomber and an airliner near Pain Springs last resulting death for all 12 aboard the latte The aerial said Rep Jack commit tee was disclosed yester day by 2nd 25 pilot of the who is held fo courtmarial on manslaughte Nichols said Lieutenant Wilsor testified that he had encounters the liners Reppert at a party in Los Angeles the nigh before the and that Wilson had arranged to time his takeof from the ferrying command base a Long would meet the 94 Adrian High Boys To Work In Beet Fields A group of 94 Adrian senior high to the amount of beets he school boys will divide their efforts between the classroom and the sugar beet field during the next three or four The group signed up yesterday to help relieve the acute labor shortage harvesting the sugar beet crop in the southeastern section of Lenawee Sup erintendent George Little said that the boys will be excused from school two days each week to work in the beet attending classes the other three The two school days along with Saturdays each week will give the boys three working days each week in the fields which is expected to be a substantial contribution in The amateur sugar beet workers will not be required to make up their school work but by being out 3f classes on a staggered program instead of missing the same class each school officials believe t will be possible for the boys to keep up with their Each boy will be paid according It is expected that the inexperienced in the will make between and each Experienced workers make around 56 per The aid of the Adrian boys was asked yesterday in an appeal to school officials from the Em ployment the sugar refin eries and a government agricultur al Each boy who goes to work must have the permission of his Parents will sign consent slips which will be given to the growers when the boys go to Copies of time slips will be turned in to school authorities so there will be no playing The sugar beet growers are to send trucks here to transport the boys to the Since school is out today and the vol unteers went into the fields today to begin their Sugar beet officials are making every effort to get the crop out of the ground be fore freezing weather destroys y so that h eastbound com mercial transport in the vicinity o San Gorgonio The meeting took the planes collided and the transport an American crashed ir Nichols statement came a fev hours after the from Long Beach ferrying commanc had announced tha forma military charges ofman slaughter had been placed agains Lieutenant of West Lot The bombers copilot Staff Robert also i under but the army said nothing of any charges agains The civil aeronautics boardalso aunched an inquiry into the crash CapL Archer For American Airlines chief testified both pilot and copilot of the airliner had 27 hours off duty before starting the Pilot of the airliner was Charles veteran of 14 years with the company anc a pilot for 20 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Harbor chiefs see showdown battle for southwest Pacific at hand as Japs mass sea air fleet northeast of embattled near bases in Hebrides and Fiji aiming at Yanks claim bloody toll of overwhelming Jap forces in Guadalcanal land action reduces foes assault to smallscale Allies continued to force Japs back in New POLITICAL MILITARY mentioned as presiden tial disavows any political statement interpreted in Washington as plea for unified war offensive runs into Axis which are reported beaten off Cairo claims no new says main test still to admit strong new German thrust gains in wintry mountains of Central but claim Stalingrad defenses hpld after yielding bloody 200 yards to Shift in Invasion Pressun Noted as Stalingrad Holds for 66th Day of Siege NAZIS MAKE 200 YARDS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mil tary dispatches said today the Ger mans were gaining ground with largescale offensive in a new sec tor of the central attack ing the deep Red army defense across the Nalchik Plateau wit artillery and planes This shift in invasion pressur southwestward from the Mozdo area was noted as Stalingrad Garrison held on in the 66th da of siege against Germanattempt to capitalize on a 200yard gain i bloody fighting The Nazi command s t r u against on a round abou route toward the Georgian military highway terminal at Ordzonikidze after being blocked in the Mozdo sector and thrown back in the are of far to the Special ski and sled detachment were moved up by the Germans ti engage the Russians in the figh for mountain slopes and passe deep in The noon communique summar ized the action thus In the area of Nalchik ou troops fought defensive li Turn to Page 12 Statement Viewed as Plea fo Unified Direction of War in South Pacific By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL Douglas who ha been mentioned as possible Presi dential timber inthe Uniter declared today I have n political ambitions whatsoever and said he planned to retire agair if he survived the I started as a soldier and shall finish as the Siprem Commander of Allied forces in th southwest Pacific said in a state merit The only hope and ambilioi ithe is for for our cause in the If I sur vive the campaign I shall return to that retirement from which th reat struggle called It was his fisrt reference to var ious suggestions in the States that he might be a likelv candidate for the Presidency ii 1944 or The generals disavowal of pol itical ambition was prefaced by the observation I have noted the statemen quoted in morning newspaper from the Christian Science Mom tors Washington corresponden that political Washington was largely responsible for the estab lishment of two separate com mands in the partly be cause of the conservative opposi tion which launched the MacAr thurforPresident General MacArthur said anj suggestions that he was ambitious must be regarded a merely amiable gestures of good will dictated by Turn Page 2 British Bombers Caught Italians Flat Footed 29 Last Saturdays daylight RAF at lack on northern Italys in dustrial demonstrated failure of the Italian Although the planes crossed France and at least 70 miles territory to deliver the Milan was caught flatfooted This was disclosed in a current edition of the Milan newspaper Delia Sera which told of bombs falling on Saturday after noon persons gathered for he 20th anniversary week of the birth of and numerou The fact that bicycle riders were still in the streets when the bomb rs appeared indicated a shortcom ng either in the warning system or regulation of School building in various sec ions of the city were used to house he estimated at with a population of about in the second largest city if The Corriere Delia Serra said hat fires started by the attackers numbered more than ac knowledged in yesterdays Italian 30 of the the lewspaper could be considered very Tricolor Palace was it vas and 11 persons were killed n its underground The newspaper also reported that three six schools and four hurches were the Puccini heaterwas badly damaged and the Umbria theater dozen other among hem the ItaloGerman Association were destroyed or dam was Half the near the main railway was said to ave been suggesting hat the also was MassingOf Huge Jap Forces Gives Situation In Southwest Pacific An Ominous Aspect Axis Counter Attack In Desert Is Beaten Back By British By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS head quarters announced today that th eighth army had beaten off a Axis counterattack in the Egypt ian desert and reported continuin air attacks on enemy supply line and including Further losses were reported in flicted on Rommels forces in series of minor tank engagement Fighting the bulleti added but gave no furthe The Axis air force was said ti have remained on the defensiv throughout yesterday as alliei planes smashed at enemy landin fields and forward Allied night fighters also car ried out protective patrols over th front and shot down one Junker headquarters 9 Enemy Planes Dawned Nine enemy fighters in all wer reported destroyed during the day in the Mediterranean The attack on carried ou by was said to have set fire at an enemy Allied torpedocarrying aircraf were credited with sinking a larg enemy tanker bound for North Africa last Enemy activity over Malta wa ineffective and reduced in the bulletin From the tone of the communi qtte it semed evident that the army of the bent on inflicting the Tragedy Was Worst in DSRs History 29 com pany with railroad officials am the heads of Detroits war burdened transportation system pushed an investigation in crash which killed 16 motorbuo Authorities arranged to take cicial statements from witnessab and survivors of yesterdays trag the worst in the systems his in which a Grand Trunk Western passenger train demolish ed a crowded Meanwhile the bus yearold William was placed under automatic the customary procedure in accidents and was instructed to appear at an He was one of 27 oc cupants of the bus to escape with The bodies of some of whom were jammed against the locomotive boiler when the train came to a included three school children and a University oi Detroit Eleven persons suffered serious Prosecutor William Dowling said he would attempt to deter mine whether the bus was too crowded to permit the driver to exercise proper The prosecutor pointed to the statement of one Marie that the before starting up after allowing a freight train to had asked his passengers if everything It also was to be determined whether flasher signals were read ily visible in the midst of the mo tor traffic at the Dowling Witnesses said the flashers were operating at the The tragedy focused attention on he wars effects on the Detroit Street Railway DSR heads lave expressed concern that their trolley cars and buses might be unable to handle a huge patronage ncrease from persons now leaving their automobiles at home to save on tires and So severe has become the em loyment problem that the DSR las long been advertising for calling attention to its top scale of an hour for bus When this wage wasset in recent the mediation board declared it was the highest in any municipal transportation system iii he AUCTIONS Furniture red See n Market Auction sale west of AucL See on Market 2y Adrian Linenan auctioneers See on Market northeast or Hud C See adv on larket In accordance with The Tele grams long established policy no political advertisements or communications of a controver sial nature dealing with Tues days election will be published after Friday unless the opposi tion candidates or spokesman for their parties have been given the opportunity to reply if they so No political advertise ments or communications of a controversial nature will be ac cepted for publication on Mon the day before the maximum possible damage to enemy at a minimum was maintaining the cautious but de termined pace of its land offensive while subjecting Rommels forces to a ceaseless aerial and artillery Latest advices from the front in dicated that Montgomerys desertwise troops were going me thodically about the task of widening gaps in the Axis defens es and whittling down the enemys strength in preparation for the main test to vTurri to Page 19 Gas Rationing Instructions Sent Out 29 State Department of Public Instruction today distributed preliminary in structions to school teachers throughout the state concerning registrations for gasoline As in the case of sugar registrations for socalled A gaso line rationing booklets will be made at the Teachers and volunteers will handle the The announcement said it would be left to the discretion of school of ficials whether it would be neces sary to close the schools part or all of the registration Nov ember 911 Edward in charge of the gasoline rationing instructed the education depart ment that the teachers would have no authority to issue booklets to persons who have no serial num bers on their unless orders to the contrary are received from Such he should be referred to rationing On the basis of present instruc tions from only the persons to whom the certificate of registration of the car is drawn may present it for a rationing booklet in is how the regis tration will work from the motor ists point of as explained in the instructions He must present lis certificate of registration of his motor vehicle not the certificate of and will receive an A or basic rationing booklet good for eight months receive a windshield iticker onwhich to list the serial number of his number of his rationing book and the serial num ber of his federal automobile use ax stamp and receive a tire in ipection blank on which will be re orded inspections of his The registrant should have the serial numbers of all of his but at the time of registration is not required to have a certificate of tire inspection as originally plan since it would be a physical mpossibility to inspect all tires in he Should the registrant desire a jreater allowance of gasoline than he basic he will receive Tom the registrar the proper form o present to his rationing Many questions concerning the mechanics of registration and in dividual problems remain unansw red pending final instructions from Japs Square Off for Another Round in Fierce Solomons Battle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PEARL showdown in the southwestern Pa cific between American and Jap anese forces appears to be at The magnitude of the Japanese with a superiority of sea and land forces mobilized for months and stemming from their power house on Truk places the security of the main American positions between the Hawaiian Islands and Australia in On Guadalcanal Island in the American marines and army troops are hemmed in on a small strip of land six miles long and three miles with Japan ese forces in overwhelming num bers on three sides and the enemy having the advantages of heavy tanks and Whetherthere will be a reen actment of the historic stand on Bataan Peninsula in the early stages of the war hinges on getting heavy supplies and reinforcements quickly to Gu The American forces there are confident they can hold out if such supplies and reinforce ments reach Turn to Page 2 WARNS VICTORY WILL COME AT TERRIBLE COST 29 Speaker Sam Rayburn urged the nations electorate last night to choose a victoryminded Congress in next Tuesdays elections but will come at a In a speech prepared for broad cast on the national the Texan stressed the obligation of citizens to vofe as the trus tees of freedom the nations soldiers are fighting to preserve and to choose a Congress which will help bring their gallant ef forts to a speedy and victorious We in Congress may honestly and sincerely disagree as to how the victory may best be he but those who sing to you that it will be or can bring only the bitterness of broken Citing the war record of the present the speaker urg ed that it is judged in the light of I beg you to search our rec ord and to search your own minds and he Are not our weaknesses your own weaknesses How often have we faltered where you have stepped surely Is not our strength likewise your strength Has not our our our understand grown much yours has done Congressional Investigation Of Maritime Commission Urged 29 ienator Aiken RVt charged to day that the Maritime Commission had rashly dissipated and misused mblic and urged a congres ional Declaring that some of the com missions transactions appear to go realm of Aiken said They smell to high heaven of incompetence and collusion vith private for which he Maritime Commission and its hairman Rear Admiral Emory Land should be held In a letter to Chairman Walsh DMass of the Senate naval com Aiken said that from a re of material which has come iefore it appears that The United States Mari ime Commission has paid exorbit and outrageous prices for old and obsolete ships 2 It has paid unwarranted ubsidies for construction based on oreign costs long after foreign ompetition ceased to exist It has paid operating sub idies after foreign competition irtually ceased and even increas d the amount of operating sub idies while foreign competition vas rapidly decreasing It has spent millions of ollars in subsidizing ships for pri ate particularly the Ucoa Steamship Company owned y the Aluminum Company of when these ships were nterned primarily to carry the oods of the corporation itself It has failed to collect the tatutory 3 pei cent interest charge from shipping corporations on secured and miscellaneous ac counts other than new construc tion constituting an estimated in debtedness of The amount collected for the fiscal year 1942 was while 3 per cent interest on would amount to It has failed to recover excess profits from shipbuilding corporations It has failed to collect 25 per cent down payment on all ships sold although required by law to do so It has repurchased ships for sale to the paying the owners for the full amount they had invested without deducting for use of the ships or as required by law It has been a party to transactions whereby it has sold both completed and under to private corpora which have in accordance with understandings had with the commission before it transferred resold the same ships to the navy at higher prices which were not justified by in creases in It has permitted wilful incompetent man agement and looting to prevail at shipyards holding contracts with the commission for the construc tion of vessels on a costplusfixed fee As a result of the Maritime Commissions extravagant and in competent of the mer chant American taxpayers have been virtually robbed of un told
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